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Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Don Kreitz Jr. 4760
2. Greg Hodnett 4740
3. Lance Dewease 4250
4. Alan Krimes 4170
5. Brian Montieth  4010
6. Ryan Smith 3785
7. Doug Esh 3655
8. Brent Marks 3465
9. Cory Haas 3080
10. Stevie Smith 3060
358 sprints
1. Kevin Nouse 3030
2. Adrian Shaffer 2680
3. Matt Campbell 2285
4. Kody Lehman 2235
5. Doug Hammaker 2235
6. Brie Hershey 1880
7. Chandler Leiby 1865
8. Scott Fisher 1830
9. Jay Galloway 1725
10. Rich Eichelberger 1615

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Marks Steals Wilson's Williams Grove Win, Chad Trout Scores 358 Sprints

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Brent Marks executed a fourth turn pass of Ryan Wilson racing to the white flag and led the final lap to win the 25-lap 410 sprint car feature Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

In the 358 sprint main it was Chad Trout outrunning Kevin Nouse to pick up the victory.  

Marks, of Myerstown, earned $4,120 for his third Grove win of the season and his sixth overall win in the Jeff Marks No. 19M.

The caution flag flew on the opening lap when Danny Dietrich hit the frontstretch wall and stopped. Steve Buckwalter gave up the sixth starting spot and pitted under the same caution.

Aaron Ott grabbed the early race lead when action got going, but blew an engine racing down the backstretch with one lap completed.

Wilson inherited the lead for the restart and saw Austin Hogue drive under Rick Lafferty to take the runner-up spot.

The caution flag flew again with three laps completed as Pat Cannon slid backwards and hit the inside frontstretch fence.

Marks was in fourth on the restart and would get by Lafferty and into third while Brian Montieth was up to fifth from the 11th starting spot.

Wilson built a big lead as everybody raced around a very fast top groove. He began to lap slower cars at the half-way point.

Marks put a slider on Hogue to take the runner-up spot and close in on the leader.  

Montieth and Greg Hodnett passed Hogue to move up in the top five shortly thereafter.

Marks and Montieth both began to close on the leader at that point as well.

All three drivers ended up clearing the lapped cars for the final five laps.

They were close as they raced under the two-lap sign from the flagman and then Marks pulled the trigger for the slider in turn three, clearing Wilson as they raced off turn four to the white flag.

“The track was just so fast tonight,” said Marks.

“It was racy, but it was fast and it took a lot of patience. I couldn’t get by Austin and I seen Ryan pulling away from us. Finally, I pulled a slider down here in three and cleared him."

"I beat the crap out of my car to catch him. I’m up to 290 degrees on my engine and that’s not good. Hopefully, we didn’t hurt that."

"I was just close enough to complete the pass. I knew I had him cleared, I figured he had to get out of it. I’m excited to get our sixth win of the year. It means a lot. This is a great year for us.”

It was Wilson’s second runner-up this season.

“We’re getting closer,” said Wilson. “Brent knows how to pull a slide-job better than I do and he knows how to turn back under somebody better than I do. I’m still in that learning curve.”

He controlled the final lap to score the win over Wilson, Montieth, Hodnett and Lance Dewease. Hogue, Alan Krimes, Lafferty, point leader Don Kreitz Jr. and Danny Dietrich completed the top 10.

Marks, Hodnett and Dewease won the 10-lap heat races for the 28-car field. Cory Haas won the consolation.

In the 358 sprint feature, Chad Trout grabbed the early race lead and built a comfortable lead. Point leader Kevin Nouse started 13th and was quickly into the top five.

Chandler Leiby took second spot from Jordan Givler with 10 laps to go and began to close on Trout.

The caution flag flew with six laps to go in the 20 lap feature. Nouse would slide by Leiby on the restart, but couldn’t catch Trout as he scored his first win of the season.

Doug Hammaker passed Leiby for third. Adrian Shaffer came from last to fifth.

Jordan Givler, Tony Smolenyak, Chris Arnold, Matt Findley and Scott Fisher completed the top 10.

Shaffer and Tony Smolenyak won the eight-lap heat races for the 20-car field.

FEATURE FINISHES:

Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Brent Marks. 2. Ryan Wilson. 3. Brian Montieth. 4. Greg Hodnett. 5. Lance Dewease. 6. Austin Hogue. 7. Alan Krimes. 8. Rick Lafferty. 9. Don Kreitz Jr. 10. Danny Dietrich. 11. Curt Michael. 12. Cory Haas. 13. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 14. Rodney Westhafer. 15. Ryan Smith. 16. Tim Glatfelter. 17. Shane Huff. 18. Nicole Bower. 19. Scott Wilson. 20. Glenndon Forsythe. 21. Justin Barger. 22. Pat Cannon. 23. Aaron Ott. 24. Steve Buckwalter.

Did Not Qualify: Robbie Kendall, Jim Shuster, Troy Fraker, Kyle Pruitt.

358 Sprint Feature (20 laps):1. Chad Trout. 2. Kevin Nouse. 3. Doug Hammaker. 4. Chandler Leiby. 5. Adrian Shaffer. 6. Jordan Givler. 7. Tony Smolenyak. 8.Chris Arnold 9. Matt Findley.10. Scott Fisher. 11. Rick Eichelberger. 12. C.J. Quirk. 13. Ashley Cappetta. 14. Brie Hershey. 15. Kody Lehman. 16. Leah Starner. 17. Matt Campbell. 18. D.J. Montgomery. DNS – Jay Galloway, Rick Horn.

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Kreitz And Hodnett Battle Again This Week With Williams Grove Title In Reach

410 and 358 sprints split racing card September 19

9/14/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – As the autumn of the racing season arrives at Williams Grove Speedway the point chase is as red hot as the blazing hues on the trees at this time of year as sprint car titans Greg Hodnett and Don Kreitz Jr. battle week after week for the 2014 track crown.

And their battle will continue again this Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway when the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints and the Tool Shed of America 358 sprints join for exciting racing action.

Friday competition gets underway at 7:30 pm.   

Adult general admission is set at $14 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at just $8.  

Senior Citizen general admission pricing will also be in effect with fans born in 1957 or earlier admitted for just $8.   

And please remember, kids ages 12 and under are always admitted free at Williams Grove Speedway.

Hodnett and Kreitz have traded the point lead back and forth over the last two months with Kreitz currently on top of the standings by a scant margin of 70 points while time is running out to wrap up the title for both men.

After this Friday’s event, just four point races remain on the 2014 Williams Grove schedule of events.

The most pivotal of those four races is the impending STP World of Outlaws National Open at the oval, slated for October 3 and 4.

Next week, September 26 will find Williams Grove hosting a World of Outlaws tune up event in preparation for the National Open.

The September 26 event will also decide the 2014 Diamond Series champion with Hodnett holding the series lead heading into the finale.  

The World of Outlaws sprint car National Open event will pay $50,000 to the winner of the Saturday night 40-lapper on October 4.

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HODNETT WIRES FIELD FOR JIM NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN VICTORY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. --  Fourth-place starter Greg Hodnett of Thomasville stormed into the lead at the drop of the green flag and wired the field for a convincing victory in Saturday night’s 44-lap Jim Nace Memorial 32nd Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The $12,000 flag-to-flag win at the wheel of the Lelands.com No. 27 was Hodnett’s first of the year and 15th career at Selinsgrove and 10th overall this season in 410 sprint car racing. Hodnett joins Todd Shaffer of Millerstown as four-time winners of the Open.

Pat Cannon of Etters, who was attempting to become the first driver to win the Open four years in a row, finished in the second position.

Danny Holtgraver of Pittsburgh was the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier with a lap time of 15.991 over the 28-car field.

Jeff Rine of Danville scored his sixth win of the season in the 25-lap super late model feature. The victory was Rine’s 91st career at the track and strengthens his points lead over Steve Campbell of Danville in the close chase for the championship.  

The start of the racing program was delayed by 90 minutes while the track crew prepped the saturated speedway surface from rain showers that ended about 2:30 p.m.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the final points race of the season for the 360 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. The 14th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 sprint cars will close out the season at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.

On the start of the sprint car feature, fourth-place starter Greg Hodnett pulled off a breathtaking move using the highline off turn four to take the early lead while second-place starter Justin Barger and polesitter Danny Holtgraver held down the top three positions.

By lap five, Hodnett was already beginning to encounter slower traffic as he soared around the half-mile oval at breakneck speeds. A lap seven caution flag for a flat tire on Steve Buckwalter’s car regrouped the field.

On the ensuing restart, Hodnett quickly stretched his lead again over the field. On the ninth circuit, 16th-place starter TJ Stutts flipped wildly out over the fourth turn guardrail. Stutts escaped injury.

When the race resumed, seventh-place starter Pat Cannon made an exciting drive around the top of the track in turns one and two to take over the third position. A lap later, Cannon stormed into the second spot and started gaining real estate on the leader. The caution flag unfurled again on lap 16 when Aaron Ott’s car blew a tire in turn four.

On the lap 17 restart, 18th-place starter Lucas Wolfe powered into the top five and showed a lot of speed. The race was halted on lap 22 for a scheduled fuel stop.

At the start of the second half of the race, Hodnett continued his dominating performance while Cannon struggled with lapped traffic. With 10 laps remaining, however, Cannon started to reel in Hodnett and at one point closed the gap to nearly 1.5 seconds. The final caution flag waved on lap 40 when Wolfe’s car rolled to a stop in turn four with a broken nose wing, ending an impressive drive from deep in the field.

For the final four laps, Hodnett streaked around the oval and posted a 5.6 second margin of victory over Cannon, Holtgraver, Barger, and ninth-place starter Brent Marks.  

Second-place starter Tim Wilson powered into the lead at the start of the super late model feature. On the first circuit, sixth-place starter Tony Adams horsepowered his way into the runner-up position and set his sights on Wilson.

The race’s first caution flag unfurled on lap nine when Jim Bernheisel’s car stopped in the second turn. On the lap 10 restart, 10th-place starter Jeff Rine advanced to second and chased Wilson for the lead. On the 15th circuit, Wilson’s car blew an engine and rolled to a stop in turn four.

For the restart, Rine inherited the lead with Adams in tow. In the final laps of the race, Rine stretched his lead and posted a five-second margin of victory over Adams, polesitter Pancho Lawler, eighth-place starter Andy Haus, and seventh-place starter Bryan Bernheisel.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY - 13 September 2014
410 Sprint Cars – 28 Entries
44-Lap A-Main:  1) 27 Greg Hodnett  2) 3 Pat Cannon  3) 10H Danny Holtgraver  4) 5B Justin Barger  5) 19M Brent Marks  6) 11 Mike Erdley  7) 17B Steve Buckwalter  8)28F Davie Franek  9)12 Blane Heimbach  10) 2 Ryan Wilson  11) 75 Nicole Bower  12) 1 Lucas Wolfe  13) 33 Curt Stroup  14) 33W Michael Walter II  15) 25B Tyler Bear  16) 66 Ryan Kissinger  17) 25 Aaron Ott  18) 38 Scott Wilson  19) 0 Rick Lafferty  20) 14 Lance Dewease  21) 2T TJ Stutts  22) 49 Mike Walter Sr.  23) 15 Vince Snyder  24) 71 Jessica Anderson
Heat Winners:  Mike Erdley, Steve Buckwalter, Lance Dewease
B-Main Winner:  Rick Lafferty
Time Trials:  1) 10H Danny Holtgraver 15.991  2) 3 Pat Cannon 16.169  3) 14 Lance Dewease 16.368  4) 27 Greg Hodnett 16.515  5) 19M Brent Marks 16.560  6) 0 Rick Lafferty 16.584  7) 11 Mike Erdley 16.668  8) 66 Ryan Kissinger 16.675  9) 2 Ryan Wilson 16.726  10) 5B Justin Barger 16.795  11) 17B Steve Buckwalter 16.813  12) 71 Jessica Anderson 16.815  13) 25 Aaron Ott 16.855  14) 12 Blane Heimback 16.879  15) 33 Curt Stroup  16) 75 Nicole Bower 16.925  17) 28F Davie Franek 16.945  18) 38 Scott Wilson 16.956  19) 2T TJ Stutts 17.278  20) Tyler Bear 17.344  21) 55Z Mark Zimmerman 17.346  22) 15 Vince Snyder 17.442  23) 49 Mike Walter Sr. 18.078  24) 33W Michael Walter II 18.100  25) 14X Floyd Billington 18.367  26) 99 Cody Keller 23.085  27) 1 Lucas Wolfe DNT  28) 100 Jeff Lebowski DNT
Late Models – 18 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 2J Jeff Rine  3) 88 Tony Adams  3) 93 Pancho Lawler  4) 76 Andy Haus  5) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  6) 9 Hayes Mattern  7) 11 Jason Schmidt  8) 4 Cole Amsden  9) 88T Ernie Millon  10) 2 Steve Campbell  11) 99Z Dave Zona  12) 3 Tim Wilson  13) 61 Ken Trevitz  14) 119 Jim Bernheisel  15) 26 Jerry Bard  16) 27 Jim Yoder  17) 06 Mike Lupfer  18) 7M Meade Hahn
Heat Winners:  Tim Wilson, Tony Adams

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FRANKIE HERR RECORDS 7TH LAWRENCE CHEVROLET SPORTSMAN 100 WIN

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/13/14 – Frankie Herr continues to rewrite the super sportsman record books. From his fourth starting spot, Herr led 32 laps early, and then led the final 39 to record his seventh win in the prestigious 40th Annual Lawrence Chevrolet Sportsman 100 at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

Herr chased down outside frontrow starter and race long leader Mike Enders to take his first lead on lap 16 and paced the field through lap 48. Polesitter Gregg Foster had stayed with the leaders, Herr and Enders, through the first half of the 100 lap event and raced by Enders for second on lap 48 and then by Herr for the lead a lap later on lap 49.

Herr and Enders stayed with the race-leading Foster as the top-three raced though lapped traffic just past the halfway point of the 100-lap marathon. Herr got back around Foster for the lead on lap 61 and paced the field to the 70-lap break with Enders and 17th-starting Russ Mitten both keeping pace as the 70th-lap caution, signaled the break in the action.

All teams then headed to the pits for 10 minutes to work on their cars at the 70th lap break in the action’

But nobody had anything for Herr over the final 30-laps as he extended a 3-second lead to 9.53 seconds over the final 10 laps and took the checkered over eighth-starting Chad Criswell and Mitten for his second consecutive Sportsman 100 victory.

Enders, and 20th-starting Carmen Perigo, Jr. completed the top-five.

Rounding out the top10 were Doug Dodson, Bobby Hockenberry, Chad Smith, Paul Miller and Leroy Martin.

Early race contender Scott Geesey was running third when it appeared something broke on his can and turned hard into the third and fourth turn wall on lap 39 and flipped. Geesey was uninjured .

Including lap money, Herr took home $5,138 for his dominating performance which saw him lead 71 of the 100 laps run.

Super Sportsman qualifiers were won by Chad Smith and Tom Wykoff, with Devin Beidel winning the last chance race. Fast time in time trials over the 36-car field was Chad Criswell with a new one-lap track record time of 15.083-seconds (89.209 MPH).

Lincoln will return to action next Saturday night, September 20th with the annual HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL/MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE for the 410 Sprints. Rounding out the two division show will be the 358 Sprints. Time trials at 7 PM, with gates opening at 5 PM.


Saturday, September 13, 2014
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA
40TH ANNUAL SPORTSMAN 100
Feature (100 Laps) - 1. 99-Frankie Herr ($5,138); 2. 55C-Chad Criswell; 3. 77-Russ Mitten; 4. 3B-Mike Enders; 5. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 6. 21D-Doug Dodson; 7. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 8. 99C-Chad Smith; 9. 58-Paul Miller; 10. 21M-Leroy Martin; 11. 71-Steve Wilbur; 12. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 13. 222-Steve Fannasy; 14. 7-Todd Leonard; 15. 19-Devin Beidel; 16. 75-Kenny Edkin; 17. 77W-Tom Wykoff; 18. 1J-Kevin Nouse (DNF); 19. 32-Gregg Foster (DNF); 20. 7C-Chad Trout (DNF); 21. 30-Scott Dellinger (DNF); 22. 17J-Tony Jackson (DNF); 23. 33-Scott Geesey (DNF); 24. 29-Duaine Smith (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Mike Enders (1-15), Frankie Herr (16-48), Gregg Foster (49-60), Frankie Herr (61-100)

1st Qualifier (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 99C-Chad Smith; 2. 17T-Tony Jackson; 3. 77-Russ Mitten; 4. 29-Duaine Smith; 5. 222-Steve Fannasy; 6. 19-Devin Beidel; 7. 3-Eric Walker; 8. 318-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 9. 91-Lanney Hake; 10. 17-Brin Gontz; 11. 3J-Russ Lebo; DNS – 1-Timmy Berrick. Time – 2:38.44

2nd Qualifier (10 Laps/5 to qualify) - 1. 77-Tom Wykoff; 2. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 3. 30-Scott Dellinger; 4. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 5. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 6. 99G-Scott Grace; 7. 75-Kenny Edkin; 8. 25S-Chris Meleason; 9. 29W-Adam Wray; 10. 45-Dave Socks; 11. 18-Dave Conrad; DNS- 20W-Davey Walsh. Time – 2:13.81

Last Chance race (10 Laps/2 to qualify) – 1. 19-Devin Beidel; 2. 75-Kenny Edkin

Time Trials – 1. 55c-Chad Criswell, 15.083(89.505 mph)(New 1-Lap Track Record); 2. 1j-Kevin Nouse, 15.153; 3. 7c-Chad Trout, 15.238; 4. 33-Scott Geesey, 15.263; 5. 99-Frankie Herr, 15.270; 6. 7-Todd Leonard, 15.367; 7. 3b-Mike Enders, 15.427; 8. 32-Gregg Foster, 15.481; 9. 58-Paul Miller, 15.485; 10. 21m-Leroy Martin, 15.487; 11. 21d-Doug Dodson, 15.516; 12. 71-Steve Wilbur, 15.517; 13. 17j-Tony Kackson, 15.517; 14. 77w-Tom Wykoff, 15.582; 15. 29-Duaine Smith, 15.591; 16. 25-Bobby Hockenberry, 15.600; 17. 222-Steve Fanassy, 15.619; 18. 8-Rich Eichelberger, 15.624; 19. 99c-Chad Smith, 15.646; 20. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr, 15.656; 21. 77-Russ Mitten, 15.755; 22. 75-Kenny Edkin, 15.791; 23. 19-Devin Beidel, 15.837; 24. 99g-Scott Grace, 15.858; 25. 3-Eric Walker, 15.876; 26. 30-Scott Dellinger, 15.896; 27. 91-Lanny Hake, 15.955; 28. 45-Dave Socks, 16.003; 29. 318-Ted Thomas, 16.034; 30. 25s-Chris Meleason, 16.067; 31. 1-Timmy Barrick, 16.108; 32. 29w-Adam Wray, 16.112; 33. 3j-Russ Lebo, 16.113; 34. 18-Dave Conrad, Jr., 16.187; 35. 17-Brian Gontz, 16.580; 36. 20w-Davey Walsh, 19.522.

358 LATE MODELS Feature (20 laps) - 1. 1-Gene Knaub; 2. 25-Sam Gallagher; 3. 54-Kyle Martin; 4. NINE-Ron Kline; 5. 12-Charlie Schaffer; 6. 1A-Les hare; 7. 116-Travis Mease; 8. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 9. 14-Tyler Horst; 10. 98-Chaz Walls; 11. 19D-Ronnie Dennis; 12. 7-Pat Beard; 13. 62-Devin Frey; 14. 27-Brett Hockenberry; 15. 4-Jake Moser; 16. 121-Larry Niederer; 17. 08-Zach Hoffman; 18. 50-Jason Smith (DNF); 19. 50-Jason Smith (DNF); 20. 12M-Jake Markey (DNF); 21. 43-Jake Jones (DNF); 22. 5-John Moser (DNF); DNS – 19-Drew Weiser. No Time

Lap Leaders – Kyle Martin (1), Gene Knaub (2-20)

1st Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 12-Charlie Schaffer; 2. NINE-Ron Kline; 3. 1A-Les Hare; 4. 14-Tyler Horst; 5. 5-Jake Moser; 6. 08-Zach Hoffman; 7. 12M-Jake Markey (DNF); 8. 62-Devin Frey. Time – 2:14.00

2nd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 2. 116-Travis Mease; 3. 54-Kyle Martin; 4. 7-Pat Beard; 5. 27-Brett Hockenberry; 6. 98W-Chaz Walls; 7. 19-Drew Weisser. Time – 2:14.22

3rd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 25-Sam Gallagher; 2. 1-Gene Knaub; 3. 43-Jake Jones; 4. 19-Ronnie Dennis; 5. 121-Larry Neiderer; 6. 4-John Moser; 7. 50-Jason Smith. Time – 2:13.81

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Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Don Kreitz Jr. 4570
2. Greg Hodnett 4500
3. Lance Dewease 4020
4. Alan Krimes 3960
5. Brian Montieth 3760
6. Doug Esh 3655
7. Ryan Smith 3650
8. Brent Marks 3165
9. Stevie Smith 3060
10. Cory Haas 2920
358 sprint cars
1. Kevin Nouse 2760
2. Adrian Shaffer 2450
3. Matt Campbell 2160
4. Kody Lehman 2100
5. Doug Hammaker 1985
6. Brie Hershey 1740
7. Jay Galloway 1675
8. Scott Fisher 1650
9. Chandler Leiby 1625
10. Rich Eichelberger 1445

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Westhafer & Montieth Win Williams Grove Super Sprints, Nouse Gets Fifth In 358s

9/12/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Rodney Westhafer of Mechanicsburg held off Lance Dewease to win the make up Billy Kimmel Memorial for 410 sprints at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, scoring his first ever 410 sprint main at the track.

In the regularly slated 410 sprint main, Brian Montieth got around Westhafer to prevent him from making a clean sweep of the night’s features while Kevin Nouse won his fifth 358 sprint main of the season at the track.

Westhafer led from the outset of the Kimmel feature, run as the first event on the program.

Cory Haas gave chase early with Alan Krimes and Ryan Smith in tow as Westhafer began working lapped traffic on the 12th tour.

Smith was up to third with 10 laps to go when a yellow flag regrouped the field, finding Montieth and Dewease rounding out the top five.

Dewease shot around Montieth on the restart and then Smith with eight laps to go before taking over second with five laps to go.

The Fayetteville flyer then drove down Westhafer’s advantage but seemingly had run out of time to take over the lead when instead of the checkered flag the yellow flag unfurled again with less than a lap to go for debris on the backstretch.  

Westhafer held his line in the first and second turns on the restart, keeping Dewease at bay but as the pair shot toward the third corner Dewease was poised for a move.

But Westhafer shot across the bottom of the track to protect from a deep flyer, which proved to be a winning move as he thwarted Dewease’s attempt and pulled up out of the corner to take the hard fought victory by .148 seconds over Dewease.

Greg Hodnett rode home third followed by Smith and Brent Marks.

Sixth through 10th went to Don Kreitz Jr., Haas, Krimes, Nicole Bower and Brian Montieth.

Glenndon Forsythe took the lead at the start of the regularly slated 410 sprint feature and saw Westhafer drive into second on the second tour.  

With Forsythe running the top, Westhafer pounded his bottom groove, keeping pace with Forsythe but struggling to complete a pass.

Meanwhile, ninth starter Montieth was working forward, zooming around the cushion and took over third on the ninth tour.  

The rapid race pace was slowed on the 11th lap for a stopped Brock Zearfoss and the restart saw a wild three-car race for control take place.

As the leaders headed for the completion of the 14th lap, Westhafer finally got the run off of the bottom out of the second turn that he was looking for and he drove by Forsythe for control but at the same time, Montieth likewise got a run he needed and he drove even lower on the track as the trio entered the third corner, trying to take the lead with a two car pass.

But the near three wide move for control saw Forsythe shoot toward the top of the track in front of the field, losing control and causing another yellow flag to unfurl.

This gave the lead to Westhafer who just like before over Dewease held his ground over Montieth this time in the first and second turns.

But the third and fourth turns would be a different story this time as Montieth overtook the leader to gain control with 10 laps to go and cruise to this second Williams Grove win of the season.

Westhafer settled for a fine second followed by Alan Krimes, Haas and Dewease.

Sixth through 10th went to Don Kreitz Jr., Ryan Smith, Greg Hodnett, Brent Marks and Austin Hogue.

Heats for the 31-car field went to Smith, Dewease, Krimes and Westhafer with Brock Zearfoss claiming the consolation race.

Kevin Nouse motored from the ninth starting spot in the 20-lap 358 sprint main up to fourth on the first lap as Scott Fisher took control.  

Nouse moved into third on the second circuit and then was forced to watch veteran Rich Eichelberger try to overtake Fisher for the lead.

It took until the halfway point for Nouse to finally find an opening to weave through in order to put Eichelberger behind him and after getting by for second he made quick work of Fisher for the lead with seven laps to go.  

Adrian Shaffer took over second from Fisher with three to go.

Doug Hammaker got around Fisher for third at the finish with Fisher ending up fourth and Eichelberger fading to fifth.

Heats for the 21-car field went to Nouse, Chandler Leiby and Shaffer.

September 12, 2014 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps, Kimmel Memorial: 1. Rodney Westhafer, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Ryan Smith, 5. Brian Montieth, 6. Don Kreitz Jr., 7. Cory Haas, 8. Alan Krimes, 9. Nicole Bower, 10. Brian Montieth, 11. Rick Lafferty, 12. Glenndon Forsythe, 13. Ryan Wilson, 14. Austin Hogue, 15. Danny Dietrich, 16. Brad Howard, 17. Hunter Mackison, 18. Nathan Berwager, 19. Jordan Mackison, 20. Troy Fraker, 21. Bill Stine

DNS: Brock Zearfoss, Adrian Shaffer

410 sprints, 25 laps, regular feature: 1. Montieth, 2. Westhafer, 3. Krimes, 4. Haas, 5. Dewease, 6. Kreitz Jr., 7. Smith, 8. Hodnett, 9. Marks, 10. Hogue, 11. Steve Buckwalter, 12. Justin Barger, 13. Robbie Kendall, 14. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 15. Wilson, 16. Bower, 17. Berwager, 18. Scott Wilson, 19. Forsythe, 20. Zearfoss, 21. Jim Shuster, 22. Tim Glatfelter, 23. Stine, 24. Chad Layton

DNQ: Ryan Kissinger, Brad Howard, Shane Hoff, Hunter Mackison, Troy Fraker, Jordan Mackison, Rick Lafferty, Danny Dietrich

358 sprints, 20 lap: 1. Kevin Nouse, 2. Adrian Shaffer, 3. Doug Hammaker, 4. Scott Fisher, 5. Rich Eichelberger, 6. Matt Campbell, 7. Matt Findley, 8. Jordan Givler, 9. Chris Arnold, 10. Jay Galloway, 11. Kody Lehman, 12. Ryan Higgins, 13. Tony Smolenyak, 14. John Braim, 15. CJ Quick, 16. Ashley Capetta, 17. Leah Starner, 18. Chase Dietz, 19. Tyler Templin, 20. Brie Hershey, 21. Chandler Leiby

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Williams Grove Speedway Hosts Twin 410 Sprint Mains Friday

Big Sprint Show Includes Make Up Kimmel Memorial and 358 sprints

9/7/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – A big program of 410 and 358 sprint car racing is on tap at Williams Grove Speedway this Friday night, September 12 at 7:30 pm when twin 410 sprint mains are spun off along with a 358 sprint car feature.

A full program of Lawrence Chevrolet 410 and Tool Shed of America 358 sprint qualifying and feature events is on the agenda as regularly slated action but a held-over, make up 25-lap 410 sprint main will also be staged.

The make-up sprint feature was originally postponed due to rain on Billy Kimmel Memorial night at the track on August 31.

There will be no increase in admission for the sprint car special this week at Williams Grove Speedway.

Adult general admission is set at $14 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at just $8.  

Senior Citizen general admission pricing will also be in effect with fans born in 1957 or earlier admitted for just $8 through the end of the season, with the exception of the October National Open.    

And please remember, kids ages 12 and under are always admitted free at Williams Grove Speedway!   

Both divisions of sprint cars will again be on the racing card on September 19 before a National Open tune up takes place along with the 358 sprints on September 26.

The September 26 program will also decide the 2014 Diamond Series championship for the 410 sprint cars.

 The month of September is all in preparation for the the biggest sprint car show on the East Coast, the STP World of Outlaws Williams Grove Speedway National Open, coming up on Friday and Saturday, October 3 and 4.

The World of Outlaws sprint car sanctioned event will pay $50,000 to the winner of the Saturday night 40-lap National Open finale.

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Hodnett Wins Fourth Port Royal Tuscarora 50, Lafferty Earns Port Track Title

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/6/14

Port Royal –
Greg Hodnett of Thomasville made a bold first lap, thread the needle move to take the lead in Saturday’s 47th annual Tuscarora 50 for 410 sprints at Port Royal Speedway to trump the field for the fourth 50 checkers of his career worth over $13,000.

Hodnett started fourth in the deep field that was whittled down from 41 entries in the All Stars event, with Danny Holtgraver and Lynton Jeffrey on the front row for the green flag.

And when the field roared down the frontchute into the first turn, Hodnett hung with his high line around the top and blasted to the outside of Pittsburgh’s Holtgraver as he came off of the second corner.

With Holtgraver racing just a car length or so behind pacesetter Jeffrey, Hodnett first got alongside Holtgraver and then weaved his No. 27 through the hole between the pair of leaders to drop to the inside of Jeffrey as the pair raced toward the backstretch scoreboard.

A battle of wills then found Hodnett throttling deep under Jeffrey as the pair entered the third turn to force Jeffrey up the track and give himself control of the event as the first lap was recorded.  

A yellow flag regrouped the field with six laps down for debris on the backstretch, finding Hodnett holding sway over Jeffrey, Holtgraver, sixth starter Dale Blaney and eighth starter Dave Blaney.

The Blaney brothers prior to that time had blasted with relative ease into the top five while slinging around the top of the track.

The restart saw Dale Blaney overtake Holtgraver and then Jeffrey with eight down to take over second while brother Dave worked into third on the same circuit with 10th starter Stevie Smith now up to fourth.  

Hodnett entered the rear of the field with 11 laps completed chased by Dale Blaney and Smith who was up to third.  

It took until the 20th circuit for Smith to motor by Dale Blaney for second as the field negotiated heavy lapped traffic and shortly thereafter the lap 25 mandatory break for refueling reset the field.

However by this time, the track had begun to develop a strip laden with rubber around the inside of the oval due to tire wear, taking the edge off of the final 25 tours of the event.

Hodnett restarted with a pair of lapped cars separating himself from Smith, Dale Blaney, ninth starter Lance Dewease and Holtgraver.

The top five would continue running in that order until very near the end of the event when Dale Blaney’s motor began to sour, dropping him backward dramatically.

It was at that point that Dewease took over third, where he would finish, followed by Holtgraver and Lucas Wolfe.  

Hodnett’s margin of victory in the prestigious event was 2.053 seconds over Friday night winner Stevie Smith.  

The Thomasville speedster previously scored Tuscarora 50 laurels in 1998 and 2004 while driving for Bob Stewart in the No. 12 and again in 2009 while at the wheel of the No. 22 for Jim and Sandy Kline.

His 2014 victory tied him atop the Tuscarora 50 all time win list with four victories, joining other four time champions Dewease, Fred Rahmer and Doug Wolfgang.  

The victory was a career first in the event for Hodnett’s current car owner Mike Heffner, who called the Tuscarora 50 checkers the biggest of his car ownership career.

Sixth through 10th in the event went to Ryan Smith, Blane Heimbach, Mike Erdley, Rick Lafferty and Brent Marks.

Lafferty closed the night by claiming the 2014 sprint car track title by a scant 10-point margin over Erdley.  

Heats for the field went to Hodnett, Lafferty, Jeffrey and Dewease with Rodney Westhafer scoring the B Main.

Chad Layton earned a provisional starting spot in the event as the highest driver in Port Royal points who was running at the end of the B Main but who failed to qualify.

As the highest finishing Port Royal regular who failed to qualify in the B, Logan Wagner earned the $500 16th annual Will Gamble Memorial Determination Award in honor of the late speedway enthusiast.

Joey Hershey earned over $350 in honor of late speedway supporter Al Battista for crossing the feature finish line as the lowest finishing Port Royal regular in the 50 field.  

Dale Blaney earned $300 for the Packer’s Concessions Fast Time Award after positing a lap in time trials of 16.776 seconds.  

Dave Leidy led all 15 laps of the 355 econo late model feature with Andrew Yoder finishing second.

Trent Brenneman trailed Leidy for nearly the entire race before close racing quarters on the final lap found him yielding to Yoder for the second spot.

Brenneman rode home third followed by Eric Irvin and Tim Krape.

Krape sealed the 2014, inaugural track title for the new division.  

Heats for the econos went to Krape and Shaun Miller.

Race Results:
Feature Finishes
9/6/14

410 sprints, 50 laps,:
1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Stevie Smith, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Danny Holtgraver, 5. Lucas Wolfe, 6. Ryan Smith, 7. Blane Heimbach, 8. Mike Erdley, 9. Rick Lafferty, 10. Brent Marks, 11. Dave Ely, 12. Curt Stroup, 13. Lynton Jeffrey, 14. Doug Esh, 15. TJ Stutts, 16. Dale Blaney, 17. Chad Layton, 18. Rodney Westhafer, 19. Jac Haudenschild, 20. Brock Zearfoss, 21. Joey Hershey, 22. Dave Blaney, 23. Justin Barger, 24. Brian Montieth, 25. Tyler Bear

Lap Leaders: Greg Hodnett, 1 – 50

DNQ: Justin Henderson, Danny Dietrich, Curt Michael, Davey Sammons, Billy Dietrich, Dylan Cisney, Daryl Stimeling, Pat Cannon, Nate Snyder, Wayne Dadetto, Trenton Schaeffer, Logan Wagner, Kyle Moody, Ryan Wilson, Nicole Bower, Troy Fraker

Econo late models, 15 laps: 1. Dave Leidy, 2. Andrew Yoder, 3. Trent Brenneman, 4. Eric Irvin, 5. Tim Krape, 6. Jason Nace, 7. Shaun Miller, 8. Troy Miller, 9. Brett Hockenberry, 10. Lucas Bryner, 11. Danny Sollers, 12. Jason Peachey, 13. Garrett Gray, 14. Devin Hart

DNS: Jared Fulkroad

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THUNDERSTORMS WASH OUT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Severe thunderstorms coupled with a tornado watch forced Selinsgrove Speedway officials to cancel Saturday night’s Foss Jewelers four division racing card at about 6:45 p.m. Foss Jewelers night has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20, when the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will compete in the final points race of the season.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Jim Nace Memorial 32nd Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars sponsored by Selinsgrove Ford at 7 p.m. next Saturday, Sept. 13. The 44-lap main event will pay $12,000 to win out of the $40,000-plus purse. The super late models will also be on the racing program.

The final race of the season on Saturday, Sept. 27, will feature the 360 sprint cars in the 14th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open paying $10,000 to win.

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

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Williams Grove Speedway
358 sprint car
1. Kevin Nouse  2460
2. Adrian Shaffer  2180
3. Matt Campbell 1940
4. Kody Lehman  1930
5. Doug Hammaker 1735
6. Brie Hershey 1640
7. Chandler Leiby 1525
8. Jay Galloway 1495
9. Brock Zearfoss  1440
10. Scott Fisher 1410

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Super Sportsman
FINAL
1. Frankie Herr 4950
2. Mike Enders  4820
3. Scott Dellinger 4555
4. Chad Trout 4525
5. Scott Geesey 4450
6. Russ Mitten 4360
7. Steve Fannasy 4280
8. Gregg Foster 4030
9. Steve Wilbur 3925
10. Chad Criswell 3920

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McCLELLAND SCORES EIGHTH TRAIL-WAY WIN OF THE YEAR IN 358 SPRINTS

Hanover, PA (09/05/14) – “We got lucky again.”

So say a lot of winners in victory lane.  But Brad McClelland was right.

McClelland drew the pole for the first leg of the Trail-Way/Lincoln 358 Shootout, and led every lap of Friday night’s 25-lap feature event.

“The track was outstanding…the best it’s been all year,” said the Central PA 358 point series leader after scoring his eighth Trail-Way win of the year, “We’ve had a real good season, and my crew always has an awesome car for me to race.”

The only issue McClelland had to deal with was lapped traffic through the first 18 non-stop laps, and even they didn’t seem to bother him.

“The lapped cars were real good,” said McClelland, “This one was easy tonight.”

McClelland’s final margin of victory over second-place Mike Bittinger was 2.69 seconds.

Cody Fletcher, ninth-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh (hard charger), and Jeff Halligan completed the top five.

The only caution of the event came out on lap 19 for Shane Smith, who slowed on the front stretch and came to a stop in turn one.  During the caution, Isaac Sneeringer pulled to the infield.

Heats for the  16 “358” sprinters were won by Zach Euculano and Randy Whisler.

358 Sprint Cars Feature (25 Laps) 1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 1B-Mike Bittinger; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh(HC); 5. 45H-Jeffrey Halligan; 6. 4-Dwight Leppo; 7. 7M-Tyler Buchenauer; 8. 10-Zach Euculano; 9. 31-Chase Dietz; 10. 64-Randy Whisler; 11. 30-Seth Kearchner; 12. 55-Brian Eichelberger; 13. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 14. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer(DNF); 15. 00S-Shane Smith(DNF); 16. 01-Rick Horn(DNF). No Time.

Lap Leaders- Brad McClelland (1-25).

Heat 1 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 10-Zach Euculano; 2. 4-Dwight Leppo; 3. 31-Chase Dietz; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 7M-Tyler Buchenauer; 6. 00S-Shane Smith; 7. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; DNS: 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer.  Time 2:30.59.

Heat 2 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 64-Randy Whisler; 2.1B-Mike Bittinger ; 3. 6R-Brad McClelland; 4. 45H-Jeffrey Halligan; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 30-Seth Kearchner; 7. 55-Brian Eichelberger; 8. 01-Rick Horn. Time 2:27.54.

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Stevie Smith Claims Port Royal All Star Night Before The Tuscarora 50

Point Chase Tighter Than Ever For Lafferty, Erdley, Layton And Heimbach

Dylan Yoder Is First Repeat In Super Lates, Lupfer Claims Title

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/5/14

Port Royal – Stevie Smith overtook Doug Esh and drove to his second career Night Before The Tuscarora 50 sprint car victory on Friday night at Port Royal Speedway, worth $5,000.

A native of Hanover, Smith’s first win in the event was back in 2010 while his All Stars win on Friday night gave him an even dozen in the all time Port Royal record books.  

In the 20-lap super late model main, Selinsgrove’s Dylan Yoder became the first repeat winner of the season in the division, scoring the victory in the final show of the year at the track for the super stock cars.

Doug Esh and Danny Holtgraver took the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints feature green from the front row in what would end up being a 30-lap non-stop feature event.

Esh was holding sway over the field when Smith got by Holtgraver for second on the eighth tour as the front-runners negotiated heavy traffic at the rear of the field.  

Lancaster’s Esh, in his first night back after a nasty crash last Saturday night at the track, began struggling with the lapped traffic and that’s all it took for Smith to go out in front with 11 laps completed.

As Esh began slipping backward, Holtgraver went into second on the 13th tour and began giving chase of the new leader.

With Smith on the bottom and middle grooves, Holtgraver began slinging his No. 10H around the high side of the speedway and with 10 to go the Pittsburgh pilot appeared ready to overtake Smith for the lead.

And indeed on a few occasions he was able to draw alongside the leader’s No. 51 but Smith was just good enough on the bottom of the track to keep pace with Holtgraver during his challenges before getting away with his lead during the final five circuits.

Monday’s Labor Day winner, Danny Dietrich surged around Holtgraver with a lap to go but ran out of time to run down Smith for the win.

Holtgraver held on for third followed by 10th starter Dale Blaney and Blane Heimbach.

Sixth through 10th went to 13th starter Greg Hodnett, 19th starter Lance Dewease, Brent Marks, Mike Erdley and Esh.

Heats for the 41-car field went to Curt Stroup, Marks, Lynton Jeffrey and Chad Layton.

Lucas Wolfe set quick time in qualifications with a lap of 16.258 seconds and won the B Main.

Esh earned the pole for the feature by winning the dash.

With the final race looming in the 2014 point chase as the Saturday night Tuscarora 50, Rick Lafferty leads the standings by 15 markers over Mike Erdley, with Layton 30 out of the lead followed by Heimbach who is just 65 back.

Last week’s feature winner, Justin Kann led the first three laps of the super late model main before fourth starter Dylan Yoder took over.

Shortly after he got control, Yoder’s pace was slowed for a caution period but he was clearly in control for the balance of the event.

Instead, racing for second, third and four spots heated up with Kann spinning out of second at the halfway point.

Rance Garlock inherited second for the restart and then held off Mitch Hack for the spot.

Chad Hollenbeck was fourth followed by Mike Lupfer.

Sixth through 10th went to Andy Haus, Tim Wilson, Jim Yoder, Brett Schadel and Jeff Rine.

By virtue of starting the feature event, Shermansdale’s Lupfer officially sealed up the 2014 track title for the division.

It is the pilots first Port Royal track crown.

Heats for the 26-car field went to Kann, Lupfer and Garlock with Waylon Wagner taking the consolation race.

Fast time in time trials was set by Dylan Yoder with a lap of 18.688 seconds.

Race Results:
Feature Finishes
9/5/14

410 sprints, 30 laps,: 1. Stevie Smith, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Danny Holtgraver, 4. Dale Blaney, 5. Blane Heimbach, 6. Greg Hodnett, 7. Lance Dewease, 8. Brent Marks, 9. Mike Erdley, 10. Doug Esh, 11. Nate Snyder, 12. Justin  Barger, 13. Ryan Smith, 14. Lucas Wolfe, 15. Lynton Jeffrey, 16. Rick Lafferty, 17. Curt Michael, 18. Brian Montieth, 19. Curt Stroup, 20. Justin Henderson, 21. Davey Sammons, 22. Chad Layton, 23. Dylan Cisney, 24. Brock Zearfoss

DNQ: Ryan Taylor, Tyler Bear, Wayne Dadetto, Dave Ely, Joey Hershey, Trenton Schaeffer, Jac Haudenschild, Logan Wagner, Kyle Moody, Ryan Wilson, Rodney Westhafer, Kyle Pruitt, Vince Snyder, Nicole Bower, Troy Fraker, Jay Reichard, Dave Blaney

Late models, 20 laps: 1. Dylan Yoder, 2. Rance Garlock, 3. Mitch Hack, 4. Chad Hollenbeck, 5. Mike Lupfer, 6. Andy Haus, 7. Tim Wilson, 8. Jim Yoder, 9. Brett Schadel, 10. Jeff Rine, 11. Trent Brenneman, 12. Scott Flickinger, 13. Jason Schmidt, 14. Patrick Bryner, 15. Waylon Wagner, 16. Meade Hahn, 17. Tim Fedder, 18. Jeff Miller Sr., 19. Cody Robbins, 20. Dave Bailor, 21. Justin Kann, 22. Tim Smith Jr., 23. Hayes Mattern, 24. Chuck Haydt Jr.

DNQ: Kolton Wagner, Tony Adams

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JIM NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN FOR 410 SPRINT CARS WILL OFFER $40,000 PURSE; $12,000 TO WIN SEPTEMBER 13

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –
Selinsgrove Speedway will present its crown jewel event, the Jim Nace Memorial 32nd Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars presented by Selinsgrove Ford, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13.

The Nace Memorial National Open will be a 44-lap tribute race paying $12,000 to win and $500 to start out of a total purse in excess of $40,000. The Fast Tees Fast Time Award will pay $300.

Joining the 410 sprint cars on the Sept. 13 racing card will be the super late models in a 25-lap main event paying $1,500 to win. Track gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying will start at 7 p.m. The rain date, if needed, will be 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, for sprint cars only.

An autograph session including many of central Pennsylvania’s top sprint car drivers is scheduled to take place behind the covered grandstand 5:30-6 p.m.

For the fifth straight year, the 410 Open will honor the life and racing career of Nace, the track’s only five-time sprint car champion who died in November 2009 following a seven-year battle with cancer.

Pat Cannon of Etters, who joined the late Maynard Yingst of Linglestown as only the second driver to win three consecutive National Opens with a victory in last year’s race, will be seeking his first win of 2014 in the Sept. 13 event.  

Fred Rahmer of Salfordville, who turned in a thrilling second-place finish in last year’s race before retiring from driving at the end of the season, is the track’s only five-time winner of the Open. Rahmer’s victories in the Open occurred in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2000. Todd Shaffer of Millerstown is second on the Open career win list with four championships in 1993, 1994, 2001, and 2008.

Yingst’s wins in the Open occurred in 1983, 1984, and 1985. Other past repeat winners include Greg Hodnett of Thomasville (1998, 2004, 2007), Lance Dewease of Fayetteville (2002, 2009, 2010) , and Don Kreitz Jr. of Sinking Spring (1986 and 1992).

Single-time winners of the Open include Dave Blaney of Cortland, Ohio (1987); Keith Kauffman of Mifflintown (1988); Doug Wolfgang of Sioux Falls, S.D. (1989); Sammy Swindell of Bartlett, Tenn. (1990); Johnny Mackison Jr. of York (1991); Stevie Smith of Broken Arrow, Okla. (2003); Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg (2005); and Chad Layton of Harrisburg (2006).

The National Open will mark the third appearance of the season by the 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway. This year’s previous races were won by Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove (March 23 Season Opener) and Brent Marks of Myerstown (July 6 PA Speedweek Finale).

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

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FOUR DIVISION RACING CARD THIS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –
Selinsgrove Speedway will return to racing action at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 6, with a four division program of 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners presented by Foss Jewelers of Selinsgrove. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

The 360 sprint cars will compete in a 25-lap main event paying $2,000 to win. In the A&A Auto Stores/Mach 1 Chassis standings, six-time 360 sprint car winner Mark Smith of Sunbury holds a 290-point lead over three-time winner TJ Stutts of Liverpool in the chase for the track championship. Both Smith and Stutts are seeking their first career track titles.

Defending sprint car champion Jason Shultz of Carlisle, one-time winner Ryan Kissinger of Bloomsburg, and Derek Locke of Mechanicsburg round out the top five positions with just two points races remaining for the division’s inaugural season at the Snyder County half-mile oval.  

The super late models, coming off the prestigious World of Outlaws-sanctioned National Open weekend, will be back this Saturday in a 25-lap feature paying $1,500 to win. With three points races remaining, former nine-time champion and five-time winner Jeff Rine of Danville carries a mere 100-point advantage over one-time winner Steve Campbell of Danville entering this weekend’s action. Two-time winner Jim Yoder of Selinsgrove, Bryan Bernheisel of Jonestown, and two-time winner Dave Zona of Montrose are currently in the top five positions.

Turning in a strong performance in 2014 with five feature wins, Brad Mitch of McClure has already clinched the pro stock track championship. Mitch currently has a 830-point lead over four-time winner Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove. Adam Campbell of Danville, three-time winner Nathan Long of Selinsgrove, and Jake Buck of Freeburg are sitting in the top five spots with two points races on the schedule.

In the roadrunner division, seven-time winner Keith Bissinger of Orangeville enters this week’s race with a 120-point lead over two-time winner John Fowler Jr. of Montandon.  

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Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint car
1. Alan Krimes 6260
2. Brian Montieth 5990
3. Jim Siegel 5985
4. Cory Haas 5960
5. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 5740
6. Robbie Kendall 5415
7. Kyle Moody 5180
8. Billy Dietrich 5075
9. Danny Dietrich 5070
10. Freddie Rahmer  5005
 
358s
1. Chase Dietz 5275
2. Niki Young 5180
3. Chandler Leiby 4835
4. Matt Campbell 4665
5. Brie Hershey 4535
6. Ashley Cappetta 4325
7. Matt Findley 4320
8. Doug Hammaker 4155
9. Zach Euculano 4010
10. Jeff Rohrbaugh 3990
 
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Williams Grove Loses Sunday Mains To Rain, Make Up Dates Announced
 
9/1/14
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

Mechanicsburg - The 410 sprint and super sportsman features were rained out at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday night, August 31.  
 
After all qualifying had been completed and the features were ready to roll, rains hit forcing cancellation of the balance of the program.
 
Because all qualifying had been completed, no rain checks will be issued.  
 
Thus, make up features for the sportsman and sprints have now been slated.
 
The super sportsman feature will be run this Friday, September 5 at 7:30 pm along with the already scheduled program of 358 sprints and topless limited late models.
 
The 410 sprint main has been scheduled to be part of the full racing program of 358 sprints and 410 sprints coming up at the track on Friday, September 12.
 
Moments before the start of the 25-lap 410 Sprint Car feature on Sunday night, a torrential rainstorm struck the track.  After a 15-minute wait speedway officials postponed the 410 Sprint Car main and the Super Sportsman feature.

The 410 Sprint Car starting field was entering the third turn when a driving storm struck the speedway.

Before the rain’s arrival fans watched six qualifying races.  Bill Stine, Ryan Smith and Rodney Westhafer won the heats for the 25 410 Sprint cars.  The preliminary races for the 24 Super Sportsman went to Rich Eichelberger, Scott Geesey and Mike Enders.

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LANIGAN REPEATS WIN IN SELINSGROVE WORLD OF OUTLAWS NATIONAL OPEN;
MYERS HOLDS OFF LAST-LAP CHALLENGE FOR 358 LATE MODEL VICTORY

SELINSGROVE, Pa.
For the second year in a row, Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., wired the field for the victory in Sunday night’s 50-lap 16th annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway in the World of Outlaws sanctioned race.

Lanigan, the current World of Outlaws points leader, collected $10,000 for his 15th win of the season on the national tour and tied his personal win record with the Outlaws from his 2012 championship season. Lanigan became the track’s 12th different late model feature winner in 2014 at the wheel of the gottarace.com/Club 29 entry.  

Rick Eckert of York, who chased Lanigan for most of the race and finished second, bested the 40-car field in qualifying with a lap time of 20.326.

Chad Myers of Hampstead, Md., held off a last-lap challenge from Gene Knaub of Dover for his first-ever win at Selinsgrove Speedway in the 20-lap 358 late model main event.

Selinsgrove Speedway returns to racing action at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 6, with a four division program of 360 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners sponsored by Foss Jewelers. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Polesitter Darrell Lanigan and second-place starter Coleby Frye drag raced into the first turn for the early lead in the super late model main event. Frye, however, brushed the outside first turn wall and brought out the caution flag after Lanigan completed the first lap. When the race resumed, Lanigan set the pace in front of fourth-place starter Shane Clanton and third-place starter Austin Hubbard.

On the third circuit, Hubbard moved by Clanton for the second spot as fifth-place starter Rick Eckert reeled in Clanton for third. One-quarter of the way into the race, Lanigan held a solid lead over Hubbard, Eckert, sixth-place starter Dylan Yoder, and seventh-place starter Tim McCreadie.

At the halfway point, Lanigan began to encounter slower traffic as the race for second heated up between Hubbard and Eckert. On the 27th circuit, the caution flag unfurled when Matt Cochran’s car developed a flat tire.

For the lap 28 restart, Eckert powered by Hubbard for the second position and set his sights on Lanigan. With 10 laps to go, 12th-place starter Chub Frank raced into the top five.

In the final laps of the race, it appeared as if Eckert might be able to close the gap with Lanigan in traffic to no avail. At the checkered flag, Lanigan was victorious by 3.5 seconds over Eckert, Clanton, Hubbard, and Frank.

Second-place starter Chad Myers pulled into the lead at the start of the 358 late model feature and was trailed by polesitter Andrew Yoder for most of the event. At the halfway point of the race, fifth-place starter Derrick Casner dueled with Yoder for the runner-up position until Casner’s car fell off the pace on lap 12.

When the race resumed, Myers led the way in front of Yoder and 16th-place starter Gene Knaub. With four laps to go, Knaub rocketed his way into the second position and set his sights on Myers. Racing off turn four for the white flag, Myers and Knaub hooked together for a moment and nearly crashed. Myers maintained the lead and went on to post a mere .81 of a second margin of victory over Knaub, Yoder, sixth-place starter Sam Gallagher, and seventh-place starter Bryan Bernheisel.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY - 31 August 2014
World of Outlaws Late Models – 40 Entries
50-Lap National Open: 
1) 29 Darrell Lanigan ($10,000)  2) 1 Rick Eckert  3) 25 Shane Clanton  4) 11 Austin Hubbard  5) 1* Chub Frank  6) 19 Tim Fuller  7) 39 Tim McCreadie  8) 24 Dylan Yoder  9) 2J Jeff Rine  10) 14M Morgan Bagley  11) 18 Eric Wells  12) 44 Clint Smith   13) 56 Russ King  14) 16 Matt Cochran  15) 18C Chase Junghans  16) 27 Jim Yoder  17) 9 Hayes Mattern  18) 26 Jerry Bard  19) 11S Jason Smith  20) 99jr Frank Heckenast Jr.  21) 32C Vic Coffey  22) 21D Dan Stone  23) 99B Boom Briggs  24) F1 Coleby Frye
Heat Winners:  Rick Eckert, Tim McCreadie, Dylan Yoder, Darrell Lanigan
B-Main Winners:  Jerry Bard, Frank Heckenast Jr.
Group A Time Trials:  1) 1 Rick Eckert 20.326  2) 39 Tim McCreadie 20.471  3) 2J Jeff Rine 20.577  4) 9 Hayes Mattern 20.902  5) 14M Morgan Bagley 21.044  6) 27 Jim Yoder 21.052  7) F1 Coleby Frye 21.113  8) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 21.245  9) 56 Russ King 21.274  10) 88 Tony Adams 21.296  11) 26 Jerry Bard 21.609  12) 4Ds 21.645  13) 11s Jason Schmidt 21.686 14) 23P Bud Phillips 21.753  15) 0 Larry Baer 21.802  16) 16 Matt Cochran 21.857  17) 15 Scott Flickinger 22.179  18) 93L Pancho Lawler 22.336  19) 88T Ernie Millon 22.766  20) 06 Mike Lupfer DNT
Group B time Trials:  1) 32C Vic Coffey 20.578  2) 29 Darrell Lanigan 20.726  3) 24 Dylan Yoder 20.936  4) 25 Shane Clanton 21.086  5) 11 Austin Hubbard 21.101  6) 1* Chub Frank 21.107  7) 119 Jim Bernheisel 21.139  8) 99jr Frank Hecknast Jr. 21.246  9) 44 Clint Smith 21.3030  10) 99B Boom Briggs 21.320  11) 18 Eric Wells 21.356  12) 66K Justin Kann 21.367  13) 18C Chase Junghans 21.370  14) 19 Tim Fuller 21.396  15) 21D Dan Stone 21.455  16) 2 Steve Campbell 21.523  17)7 DJ Troutman 21.661  18) 4S Danny Snyder 21.989  19) C33 Chris Casner 22.170  20) 72 Ronald Coleman DQ

358 Late Models – 24 Entries
20-Lap A-Main:  1)21 Chad Myers ($1,000) 2) 1 Gene Knaub  3) 2 Andrew Yoder  4) 25G Sam Gallagher  5) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  6) 28 Jason Smith  7) 12 Charlie Schaffer  8) 2T Kyle Lee  9) 43 Jake Jones  10) 40 Tommy Slanker  11) 1M Roy Miller  12) 64 Grant Adams  13) 116 Travis Mease  14) 19N Matt Nailor  15) 14 Tyler Horst  16) 08 Zach Kauffman  17) 19 Ronnie Dennis  18) 15S Shaun Miller  19) 88 Randy Croop  20) 15 Luke Hoffner  21) 4S Danny Snyder  22) 25 Jed Latsha  23) 41 Derrick Casner  24) 21P Jason Peachey
Heat Winners:  Chad Myers, Andrew Yoder, Jason Smith

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Williams Grove Hosts 358 Sprints And Topless Limited Lates September 5

410 sprint/358 sprint doubles finish out month of September with Open looming

8/31/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg –
Mechanicsburg –
The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will have Friday night off this week at Williams Grove Speedway but will return on September 12.

This week, September 5, the Tool Shed of America 358 sprints will share the track with topless competition for the Saturday Series 358 late models.  

The topless limited lates will use time trials to set their starting grids.

The September 5 card gets underway at 7:30 pm.  

Adult general admission for the show is just $14 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $8.

This week’s program also begins Senior Citizen admission pricing with fans born in 1957 or earlier admitted for just $8 through the end of the season, with the exception of the October National Open.    

And please remember, kids ages 12 and under are always admitted free at Williams Grove Speedway!    

The Williams Grove 358 sprints have contested eight events so far this season with current point leader Kevin Nouse atop the win list counting four to his credit.

Other winners so far this season have been Adrian Shaffer, who owns a pair, plus one-time winners Brock Zearfoss and Doug Hammaker.  

Aaron Ott owns a win in combined 360/358 sprint action as well.  

The 410 sprints will again take center stage at Williams Grove Speedway on September 12 along with the Tool Shed of America 358 sprint cars.

An identical show is slated for September 19 before a National Open tune up takes place along with the 358 sprints on September 26.

The final show of September on the 26th will also decide the 2014 Diamond Series championship for the 410 sprints.  

The month of September is all in preparation for the the biggest sprint car show on the East Coast, the World of Outlaws Williams Grove Speedway National Open, coming up on Friday and Saturday, October 3 and 4.

The World of Outlaws sprint car sanctioned event will pay $50,000 to the winner of the Saturday night 40-lap National Open finale.  

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47th Annual Tuscarora 50 Weekend For Sprints This Week At Port Royal,

Fri/Sat Sprint Car Spectacular Slated With All Stars In The House; Juniata County Fair Offers Free Fair Admission Both Nights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/31/14

Port Royal –
Port Royal Speedway will present the 47th annual Tuscarora 50 weekend for sprint cars this Friday and Saturday night, September 5 and 6 at 7 pm, as part of the 160th annual Juniata County Fair.

The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints will be in attendance for both nights of 50 weekend action.

Friday’s Night Before The 50 sprint car program will pay the winner $5,000 to win the 30 lap feature event and $400 just to start.

Packer’s Concessions of Centre Hall is sponsoring a $200 fast time award for the fastest Night Before The 50 qualifier in time trials.  

The super late models are also on the Friday card with group time trials slated in warm ups.

Saturday’s 47th annual running of the Tuscarora 50 will see a total event purse of some $42,000 posted for the sprinters including a paid B Main.

Sponsored by Ramsey’s Car Washes, the Tuscarora 50 main event will pay $12,000 to win and $500 just to start.  

Each lap of the Tuscarora 50 will pay $25 to lead and the Packer’s Concessions fast timer for the 50 will receive a $300 cash award.

The econo lates will join the 410 sprints for the 50, racing in a special, rare, topless event.

Admission to the Juniata County Fair that surrounds the speedway is FREE both nights with adult race general admission priced at $25 on Friday and $30 on Saturday.  Students ages 12 – 18 are admitted to the races for JUST $5 both nights.

Camping is available adjacent to the fairgrounds for the economical flat price of only $30, regardless of length of stay.  

Gates for both racing programs will open at 4 pm.

The 2013 Night Before event drew 39 cars and saw Greg Hodnett wire the field for the $5,000 payday.

With 40 cars in action, last year’s Tuscarora 50 saw a rousing event thrill the fans as both Danny Dietrich and Brian Montieth came from deep within the field to challenge leader Don Kreitz Jr. for the lead with Montieth taking control nearing the 10-to-go point.

Montieth’s rally put Kreitz’s elbows up and the Sinking Spring veteran surged back to the front a few laps later to drive to his third career Tuscarora victory while pocketing over $13,000 for the checkers.

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Super Sportsman
1. Frankie Herr  4770
2. Mike Enders  4700
3. Chad Trout  4400
4. Scott Dellinger 4305
5. Steve Fannasy  4165
6. Russ Mitten  4160
7. Scott Geesey  4150
8. Chad Criswell 3920
9. Steve Wilbur 3825
10. Gregg Foster  3800

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Justin Kann Claims Port Royal Renninger Late Model Memorial, Barger Holds Off Hodnett For Sprints Win

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/30/14

Port Royal –
Justin Kann of Hesston took just shy of $4,000 out of Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, claiming the annual Butch Renninger Memorial for super late models as the kickoff race to the 160th annual Juniata County Fair.

In the 410 sprint main, Justin Barger of Montrose, Ny., recorded his first ever payday at the track after holding off Greg Hodnett.

The 15-lap econo late main was taken by Todd Snook for his third win of the season while Mike Goodwin scored the xtreme stock main event.  

Jeff Miller Sr. started on the pole of the 33-lap Renninger Memorial, run in honor of the late three-time track champion.

Miller took the lead over third starter Kann when the race got started and was being chased by Kann when he entered the rear of the field on the 12th tour.

Miller slipped a bit on the turn two cushion amid heavy traffic on the 14th tour and that was all it took for Kann to take advantage and bolt into the lead.  

A lap after giving up the lead to Kann, Miller looped his car in the second turn, bringing out the races first caution flag.  

Kann restarted with Andy Haus and 12th starter Brett Schadel in pursuit.

Kann pulled his No. 66 away from any challengers when action resumed and appeared home free with four laps to go when the final yellow of the event unfurled for a stopped Eric Zembower.

By this time Mike Lupfer was up to third but no one had anything for Kann over the final two miles.  

Including lap money and the fast time award, Kann walked away from the race with $3,993 plus other prizes and contingencies.  

It was his first career win at the track and he became the 146th driver to claim a late model main at the oval.

Andy Haus rode home third followed by Mike Lupfer, Tim Smith Jr. and Schadel.

Sixth through 10th went to Patrick Bryner, Mitch Hack, Jason Schmidt, Waylon Wagner and Scott Flickinger.

Heats for the 21-car field went to Hack, Wagner and Haus with Kann setting fast time in qualifications with a lap of 18.416 seconds.

Barger started on the pole of the 410 sprint main and was chased by Nate Snyder when the race began but only two laps could be recorded before Lance Dewease slowed in the second corner, bringing out the yellow flag.

On the restart sixth starter Greg Hodnett made a two car pass of Rodney Westhafter and Davey Sammons to zoom into third.

Barger began lapping cars on the 10th tour and a lap later Hodnett bolted under Snyder for the second spot.

Hodnett was in hot pursuit of Barger, mounting a challenge when the final caution of the race occurred.

Hodnett stayed close to Barger on the restart and made attempts at low side moves but Barger was smooth and confident on the cushion to the finish, again entering traffic with less than five laps to go but clearing the cars just quick enough to keep Hodnett at arm’s length to the checkers.

Rick Lafferty rode home third and took over the division point lead followed by Snyder and Sammons.

Chad Layton was sixth followed by Brock Zearfoss, Brent Marks, Westhafer and Ryan Taylor.

Heats for the 28 cars in action went to Barger, Snyder and Sammons with Mark Zimmerman taking the consolation.

The second heat race was marred by a vicious crash in the first turn that saw Doug Esh slam the inside barrier and Mike Wagner smash into the outside wall before bouncing back onto the track and impacting Esh hard.  Dave Hahn was also involved.

All drivers seemingly escaped injury and Wagner crawled into his son Logan’s car for the consolation in an effort to keep his title hopes alive as the point leader coming into the event.

But the start of the consolation saw Curt Stroup clout the inside turn two barrier before glancing back onto the track with Wagner making more hard impact, bringing out another red flag.

Wagner was being treated at an area medical center as of press time.

Devin Hart led the first five laps of the econo late feature before Snook took over.  

Hart held on over the final 10 laps for the second spot at the finish followed by Eric Irvin, Tim Krape and Andrew Yoder.  

Twin heats went to Hart and Krape.  

Bill Powell led the first lap of the xtreme stock main before sixth starter Mike Goodwin took over, looking like a man on a mission as he throttled around the outside of the track for control.

Goodwin pulled away early but near the finish had Powell glued to his bumper for the final few circuits.

It was Goodwin’s second career win in the division at the oval.

Bob Bussey rode home third followed by Jason Zook and Jason Davis.

Powell unofficially claimed the 2014 xtreme stock track title with his run of second.

Race Results:
Feature Finishes
8/30/14

410 sprints, 25 laps,:
1. Justin Barger, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Rick Lafferty, 4. Nate Snyder, 5. Davey Sammons, 6. Chad Layton, 7. Brock Zearfoss, 8. Brent Marks, 9. Rodney Westhafer, 10. Ryan Taylor, 11. Mike Erdley, 12. Blane Heimbach, 13. Dave Ely, 14. Ryan Smith, 15. Curt Stroup, 16. Joey Hershey, 17. Trenton Schaeffer, 18. Mark Zimmerman, 19. Dan Shetler, 20. Tyler Bear, 21. Jim Shuster, 22. Dylan Cisney, 23. Lance Dewease, 24. Scott Wilson

Late models, 33 laps: 1. Justin Kann, 2. Andy Haus, 3. Mike Lupfer, 4. Tim Smith Jr., 5. Brett Schadel, 6. Patrick Bryner, 7. Mitch Hack, 8. Jason Schmidt, 9. Waylon Wagner, 10. Scott Flickinger, 11. Lindsay Barton, 12. Brian Hack, 13. Mike Mort, 14. Eric Zembower, 15. Tim Wilson, 16. Jeff Miller Sr., 17. Meade Hahn, 18. Derrick Casner, 19. Trent Brenneman, 20. Chuck Haydt Jr., 21. Tim Fedder

Econo late model feature, 15 laps: 1:  Todd Snook, 2. Devin Hart, 3. Eric Irvin, 4. Tim Krape, 5. Andrew Yoder, 6. Jared Fulkroad, 7. Lucas Bryner, 8. Brett Hockenberry, 9. Troy Miller, 10. Jason Nace, 11. Teddy Richardson, 12. Danny Sollers, 13. Jason Peachey, 14. Chase Bowsman, 15. Rick Adair

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MONTIETH WINS FEATURE, KRIMES CLAIMS FIRST TRACK TITLE IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS

Chandler Leiby becomes 12th different ’14 winner in 358 sprints; Russ Mitten leads ‘em all in super sportsman

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/30/2014 –
Brian Montieth used lapped traffic to his advantage to grab the race lead and move into sole possession of sixth place on the all-time Lincoln win list after scoring his 43rd career win on John Gleim Excavating Night in the Pigeon Hills Saturday night.

Handicapping placed the Premier Auto Works/Auto Locator 11th for the start. Outside front row starter Ryan Wilson led the first lap before a red flag for a flipping Freddie Rahmer on the back stretch stopped the action. The rest of the 25-lap feature went non-stop.

Wilson led the first 14 laps before sixth-starting Steve Owings took over. Montieth, putting on his normal driving clinic, advanced to third by lap nine and followed Owings past Wilson into second on the same lap. Montieth continued to dog the leader until the two hit lapped traffic, driving under Owings in turns one and two of lap 21.

Once in front, Montieth drove through heavy lapped traffic to his third Lincoln win of the year.

“Fred Putney did an awesome job here,” said Montieth in victory lane, “We had almost 100 cars here and the track was still raceable. That’s really unheard of here in Central Pennsylvania. He does an excellent job week-in and week-out trying to do everything he can so we’re competitive as a race group. He’s definitely one of the best.”

“It is tough here every week,” continued Montieth, “It doesn’t matter where you start. You can start front row, or start 20th, and everybody’s got a chance to win. That’s why I think that Kasey Kahne race is going to be a good deal. You don’t need a ton of motor and anybody can win here from any point, so I think it’s going to be a good show. Short track racing is the best.”

“I want to congratulate the Krimes family,” said Montieth, “They absolutely deserve the track title. He finished second in points a couple of times and I’m sure happy for them. The run he had tonight show why he’s the track champion.”

By taking a green in warm-ups, Krimes claimed his first-ever Lawrence Chevrolet track title. And he did it in style, coming from 19th starting spot to finish fifth.

Owings and Wilson crossed second and third, followed by eighth-starting Cory Haas.

Sixth through tenth were Matt Boland, Billy Dietrich, Jim Siegel, Danny Dietrich, and Robbie Kendall.

Heats for the 27 “410” Sprints were won by Kyle Moody, Montieth, and Danny Dietrich, with Krimes winning the consolation.

Chandler Leiby, grandson of Lincoln co-promoter Bob Leiby and whose family is close friends with race sponsor John Gleim, came from eighth starting spot to claim his first win of the year in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. It was Leiby’s second career Lincoln win.

Outside front row starter Denny Gross led the first seven laps before giving way to C.J. Tracy. Leiby was up to third by the end of the third lap, and took the lead from Tracy on lap 12. Following a lengthy red flag when two cars got hooked together in turn two of lap 13, Leiby held off Kevin Nouse, C.J. Tracy, Niki Young, and points leader Chase Dietz over the final seven laps.

Heats for the 31 “358” Sprints were won by Matt Campbell, Nouse, and Doug Hammaker, with Zach Euculano winning the consolation.

Russ Mitten started on the outside of the front row and led every lap of the 25-lap super sportsman feature.

Scott Geesey advanced from fourth to second on the first lap and drove on the back bumper of Mitten the entire way, with sixth-starting Frankie Herr, Mike Enders, and hard charger Kevin Nouse (who came from 11th starting spot) rounding out the top five.

Mitten’s final margin of victory in the first of three straight appearances by the super sportsman leading up to the Lawrence Chevrolet Sportsman 100 on September 13th was .81 seconds.

Heats for the 37 Super Sportsman won by Herr, Mitten, Nouse, and Rich Eichelberger, with Steve Wilbur and Chad Trout winning twin consolations.

Lincoln swings back in action next Saturday night, September 6th, at 7 PM with the Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprinters competing in their final point race of 2014. The Super Sportsman and PASS RaceSaver (305) Sprints will round out the 3-division open-wheeled program. Gates will open at 5 PM.

410 SPRINTS Feature (25-Laps)
- 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($3,200); 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 29-Ryan Wilson; 4. 11C-Cory Haas; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 22T-Matt Boland; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 11. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 12. 99M-Kyle Moody; 13. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 15. 8C-Brian Carber; 16. 85-Nathan Berwager; 17. 69-Shane Hoff; 18. 4-John Rudisill; 19. 5-Tyler Ross; 20. 49H-Bradley Howard; 21. 12-Joey Allen; 22. 95-Hunter Mackison (DNF); 23. 52-Autin Hogue (DNF); 24. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Ryan Wilson (1-14), Steve Owings (15-20), Brian Montieth (21-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 99M-Kyle Moody; 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 29-Ryan Wilson; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall; DNS – 1*-Tim Wagaman. Time – 2:22.125

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 11C-Cory Haas; 3. 22T-Matt Boland; 4. 35-Steve Owings; 5. 8C-Brian Carber; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 4-John Rudisill; 8. 69-Shane Hoff; 9. 23-Todd Zinn (DNF). Time – 2:23.234

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard; 6. 85-Nathan Berwager; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison; 8. 12-Joey Allan; 9. 1080-Jordon Mackison (DNF). No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 3. 4-John Rudisill; 4. 95-Hunter Mackison; 5. 12-Joey Allen; 6. 69-Shane Hoff; 7. 23-Todd Zinn; 8. 1080-Jordon Mackison; DNS – 1*-Tim Wagaman. No Time

358 SPRINTS Feature (20-Laps)
- 1. 119-Chandler Leiby; 2. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 91-Niki Young; 5. 2D-Chase Dietz; 6. 66-Doug Hammaker; 7. 29-Chris Arnold; 8. 27-Jay Galloway; 9. 90-Jordon Givler; 10. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 11. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 12. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 13. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 14. 10-Zach Euculano; 15. 7-CJ Quirk; 16. 38-Martk Strickler; 17. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 18. 00-Chris Frank; 19. 5A-Brian Allman; 20. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 21. 28-Matt Findley (DNF); 22. 2-Denny Gross (DNF); 23. 16-Matt Campbell (DNF); 24. (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Denny Gross (1-7), CJ Tracy (8-11), Chandler Leiby (12-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 16-Matt Campbell; 2. 29-Chris Arnold; 3. 119-Chandler Leiby; 4. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 27-Jay Galloway; 6. 2D-Chase Dietz; 7. 7-CJ Quirk; 8. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer (DNF); 9. 38-Mark Strickler (DNF); 10. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr. (DNF); DNS – 51N-Nick Palmerino. No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 2. 91-Niki Young; 3. 21-CJ Tracey; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 90-Jordon Givler; 6. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 7. 10-Zach Euculano; 8. 5A-Brian Allman; 9. 11-Leah Starner (DNF); 10. 47-Michael Hamer (DNF). No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 83-Cody Fairchok; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 2-Denny Gross; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 9R-Brent Rumberger; 9. 59T-Tim Stallings; 10. 7R-Tyler Buchenauer. No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 10-Zach Euculano; 2. 7-CJ Quirk; 3. 5A-Brian Allman; 4. 00-Chris Frank; 5. 38-Mark Strickler; 6. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 7. 59T-Tim Stallings; 8. 9R-Brent Rumberger; 9. 7M-Tyler Buchenauer; DNS – 11-Leah Starner. No Time

SUPER SPORTSMAN Feature (25-Laps)
- 1. 77-Russ Mitten; 2. 33-Scott Geesey; 3. 99-Frankie Herr; 4. 3B-Mike Enders; 5. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 6. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 7. 55-Chad Crisswell; 8. 11-Steve Fannasy; 9. 30-Scott Dellinger; 10. 17G-Steve Wilbur; 11. 5-Dave Berkheimer; 12. 45-Dave Socks; 13. 32-Gregg Foster; 14. 7w-Tom Wyckoff; 15. 75-Kenny Edkin; 16. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 17. 19-Deven Beidel; 18. 7-Todd Leonard; 19. 21M-Leroy Martin (DNF); 20. 58-Paul Miller (DNF); 21. 99G-Scott Grace (DNF); 22. 7C-Chad Trout (DNF); 23. 21D-Doug Dodson (DNF); 24. 00-Rick Barr (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Russ Mitten (1-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 99-Frankie Herr; 2. 33-Scott Geesey; 3. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 4. 58-Paul Miller; 5. 17G-Steve Wilbur; 6. 7-Todd Leonard; 7. 222-Jay Fannasy; 8. 70d-Bill Devine; 9. 1-Tommy Barrick; 10. B1-Joey Biasi (DNF). No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 77-Russ Mitten; 2. 3B-Mike Enders; 3. 11-Steve Fannasy; 4. 55C-Chad Criswell; 5. 75-Kenny Edkin; 6. 32-Gregg Foster; 7. 00-Rick Barr; 8. 99C-Chad Smith; 9. 20W-Davey Walsh. No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 2. 21M-Leroy Martin; 3. 21D-Doug Dodson; 4. 30-Scott Dellinger; 5. 7C-Chad Trout; 6. 77W-Tom Wyckoff; 7. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 8. 19-Devin Beidel; 9. 2-Scott Smith. No Time

4th Heat (10 Laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 2. 45-Dave Socks; 3. 5-Dave Berkheimer; 4. 99G-Scott Grace; 5. 29-Duaine Smith; 6. 25S-Chris Meleason; 7. 91-Lanny Hake; 8. 17J-Tony Jackson; 9. 3J-Russ Lebo. Time – 2:46.71

1st Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 17G-Steve Wilbur; 2. 32-Gregg Foster; 3. 75-Kenny Edkin; 4. 7-Todd Leonard; 5. 00-Rick Barr; 6. 222-Jay Fannasy; 7. 70D-Bill Devine; 8. 1-Tommy Barrick; 9. 99C-Chad Smith; 10. 20W-Davey Walsh (DNF); DNS - B1-Joey Biasi. Time – 2:48.59

2nd Consolation (10 Laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 7C-Chad Trout; 2. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 3. 19-Devin Beidel; 4. 77W-Tom Wyckoff; 5. 25S-Chris Meleason; 6. 2-Scott Smith; 7. 3-Russ Lebo; 8. 17J-Tony Jackson (DNF); 9. 91-Lanny Hake (DNF); 10. 29-Duaine Smith (DNF). No Time

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Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Don Kreitz Jr.  4130
2. Greg Hodnett 4050
3. Doug Esh 3655
4. Lance Dewease 3520
5. Alan Krimes 3510
6. Brian Montieth 3280
7. Ryan Smith 3200
8. Stevie Smith 3060
9. Brent Marks 2745
10. Danny Dietrich 2590

McCLELLAND SURVIVES CLOSE CALL TO WIN 7TH IN TRAIL-WAY 358 SPRINTS

Hanover, PA (08/29/14) –
No one in attendance, including track officials, knew how he did it.

Brad McClelland wasn’t sure himself.  But somehow, McClelland squeezed between two cars sitting sideways in turn four of lap 12 to hold onto the lead and go on to claim his seventh win of the year in the 25-lap “358” sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

“I can feel for Tony Stewart,” said McClelland in victory lane, “I simply didn’t see those guys in turn four.  I heard ‘caution’ on the raceceiver, but I didn’t see them until the last second.”

“It was a little time-consuming,” McClelland said of the feature, “But stuff like that happens when you get more cars on a short track.”

One of the crashes that held up the race was a four-car melee in turns three and four of lap ten, which resulted in Austin Kirby flying into the catch fence and landing between the outside wall and the catch fence itself.  Kirby’s car knocked four poles down and it took nearly a half-hour to get Kirby’s car back onto the race track to haul to the pits.

A redraw placed McClelland third for the start.  McClelland caught outside front row starter Chris Arnold for second on the first lap, and wrestled the lead from polesitter Dwight Leppo on lap six.  

The near-miss for McClelland came six laps later, when Seth Kearchner and Tyler Buchenauer got together and spun in turn four.  The two sideways cars nearly blocked the track, and while most driver went to the extreme top or extreme bottom to miss them, McClelland was the first car to approach the spinners and drove between them, despite the fact that it didn’t look like there was enough room.

From there, McClelland drove to a 1.22-second win over runner-up Leppo, with Jeff Rohrbaugh, Randy Whisler, and Arnold completing the top five.

Sixth through tenth were visitor Jordan Givler, hard-charger Matt Campbell (who started 14th), Jeff Halligan, Buchenauer, and Cody Fletcher.

Heats for the season-high 19 “358” sprint cars were won by Halligan, Rohrbaugh, and Whisler.

Steve Storrie drove the Clair Wintermeyer #3W to the win in the 20-lap Pennsylvania Sprint Series “305” feature, the division’s first appearance at the TW in several years.

Storrie started sixth and caught polesitter and race-long leader Russ Hammaker at the flagstand to complete lap 14.  He led the rest of the way, crossing 1.63 seconds ahead of Mark Watkins, with Eric Parker, Dalton Dietrich, and Tony Fiore rounding out the top five.

Hammaker crashed into the first-turn wall one lap after losing the race lead, and was done for the night.

Heats for the 15 PASS sprinters were won by Parker and Watkins.

358 Sprint Cars Feature (25 Laps)
1. 6R Brad McClelland; 2. 4 Dwight Leppo; 3. 45 Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 64 Randy Whisler; 5. 23 Chris Arnold; 6. 90 Jordan Givler; 7. 16 Matt Campbell; 8. 45H Jeffrey Halligan; 9. 7M Tyler Buchenauer; 10. 66A Cody Fletcher; 11. 9C Bill Case Jr; 12. 55 Robert Kendall; 13. 30 Seth Kearchner; 14. 19Z Isaac Sneeringer; 15. 1 Austin Kirby; 16. 01 Rick Horn; 17. 01K Jeff Keefer; 18. 19D Wyatt Hinkle; 19. 10 Zach Euculano DNS. No Time.

Lap Leaders-Dwight Leppo (1-5); Brad McClelland (6-25)

Heat 1 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 45H Jeffrey Halligan; 2. 66A Cody Fletcher; 3. 4 Dwight Leppo; 4. 9C Bill Case Jr; 5. 19D Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 01K Jeff Keefer; 7. 19Z Isaac Sneeringer DNS .  Time – 2:28.65

Heat 2 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 45 Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 55 Robert Kendall; 3. 6R Brad McClelland; 4. 01 Rick Horn; 5. 16 Matt Campbell; 6. 10 Zach Euculano DNS.  Time – 2:24.94

Heat 3 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 64 Randy Whisler; 2. 7M Tyler Buchenauer; 3. 90 Jordan Givler; 4. 23 Chris Arnold; 5. 28 Austin Kirby; 6. 30 Seth Kearchner.  Time – 2:27.56

305 PASS RaceSaver Sprints Feature (20 Laps)
1. 3W Steve Storrie; 2. 36 Mark Watkins; 3. 39 Eric Parker; 4. 9 Dalton Dietrich; 5. 91 Tony Fiore; 6. 25 Tyler Bear; 7. 35 Tyler Lebo; 8. 8D Scott Ellerman; 9. 75 Dusty Shatzer; 10. 65 Cale Griffin; 11. 26 Ryan Lynn; 12. 2 Erin Statler; 13. 2C Cory Thornton; 14. 17W Jonathan Wanchalk; 15. 66R Russel Hammaker. No Time.

Lap Leaders- Russ Hammaker (1-13); Steve Storrie (14-20)

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Lucas Wolfe Claims Williams Grove Gunn Memorial 30 Years After Father Randy

Second generation driver also ties dad on all-time Grove win list

8/29/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg –
Lucas Wolfe wired the field and held off Lance Dewease to claim victory in Friday night’s 30-lap, 32nd annual Jack Gunn Memorial for 410 sprint cars, worth $6,000.

Wolfe started second in the field and beat polesitter Don Kreitz Jr. to the punch at the start to take the lead.

Fourth starter Lance Dewease got by Kreitz for second on the sixth circuit and was trailing Wolfe within striking distance when he began working the backmarkers on the 11th tour.

Dewease crept even closer to the leader as the 13th lap was put in the books and he first took the lead with a swoop across the inside of the first and second turns as the front duo worked the 14th lap.

Wolfe zipped back around the outside to reclaim control seconds later and Dewease began regrouping for another run at Wolfe’s Zemco No. 1 racer.

Just after the 16th lap was recorded Dewease again drove low for the lead and came out in front with Wolfe again ready to reclaim the spot only this time the caution flag unfurled, settling the pace and the move for control.

Wolfe got an excellent restart when green reappeared and was well away from Dewease when another caution appeared with 18 laps down, this time for a collapsed front end on Danny Dietrich’s racer after hard contact with the outside frontstretch fence resulting from contact with Brent Marks as the pair battled for seventh spot.

Dewease got a better start behind Wolfe on the restart but Wolfe was still able to pull away and it took until there was just two laps to go for Dewease to get close enough again to mount a challenge, again not until after the leader was working lapped traffic.

But Wolfe was up to the challenge and took his 11th career victory at the track, in the Gunn Memorial, exactly 30 years after his father Randy Wolfe took the Gunn win in 1984.

Ironically, Lucas Wolfe’s 11th career Williams Grove win also tied him with his father Randy on the oval all-time win list.   

Stevie Smith was third followed by Kreitz and Greg Hodnett.

Sixth through 10th went to 18th starter Alan Krimes, Doug Esh, Brent Marks, Brian Montieth and Cory Haas.  

First round heats went to Montieth, Mike Wagner Sr. and Wolfe.  Second round heats went to Ryan Wilson, Haas and Dietrich.

Kreitz earned the pole for the main by claiming the dash.  

Smith set fast time over the 25-car field with a lap of 16.774 seconds.

August 29, 2014 Feature Finish:

410 sprints, 30 laps:
1. Lucas Wolfe, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Don Kreitz Jr., 5. Greg Hodnett, 6.Alan Krimes, 7. Doug Esh, 8. Brent Marks, 9. Brian Montieth, 10. Cory Haas, 11. Brock Zearfoss, 12. Ryan Smith, 13. Justin Barger, 14. Austin  Hogue, 15. Mike Wagner Sr., 16. Glenndon Forsythe, 17. Ryan Wilson, 18. Danny Dietrich, 19. Ryan Bohlke, 20. Nicole Bower, 21. Brandon Rahmer, 22. Rick Lafferty

DNS: Jim Shuster, Troy Fraker, Pat Cannon

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STARS & CARS WILL RACE FOR BIG MONEY IN SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY / WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODEL NATIONAL OPEN THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –
Selinsgrove Speedway will present one of the northeast’s premier dirt track racing events sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoO LMS) this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31, culminating with the 16th annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model National Open Sunday night!

More than $75,000 in prize money will be offered as part of the Late Model National Open over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The winner of Saturday night’s 40-lap “Showdown on Sand Hill” preliminary feature will collect $8,000, with the victor of Sunday night’s 50-lap National Open finale earning $10,000. Each night of racing will include time trials, qualifying races, and feature events.

The speedway’s pro stock division will join the late models on Saturday in a 20-lap main event paying $500 to win and $75 to start, and the 358 late models (open tire) will share the racing card on Sunday in a 20-lap feature paying $1,000 to win and $100 to start. Track gates will open at 4 p.m., with qualifying slated to begin at 7 p.m. both nights.

Last year marked the first time the WoO LMS sanctioned a race at Selinsgrove Speedway. Gregg Satterlee of Indiana, Pa., won his first career race at Selinsgrove in Saturday’s preliminary event, while Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., also scored his first-ever win at the track in the National Open finale. Lanigan, a 13-time winner in 2014, currently leads the WoO LMS standings by 278 points over Rick Eckert of York, Pa.

Chris Shuey of Orefield won the inaugural Late Model Open in 1999 followed by a win in the 2001 race. Jeff Rine of Danville, the track’s nine-time track champion, is the only four-time winner of the race, having won the Open in 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009.  Nick Dickson of Lewistown is the only other repeat winner with victories in 2007 and 2012.

Other past winners of the Late Model Open include Kenny Pettyjohn of Millsboro, Del. (2000); Dale Kerstetter of Liverpool (2002); Jeff Smith of Blain (2003); Scott Haus of Hamburg (2004); Dan Stone of Thompson (2010); and Eckert (2011).

The Dauntless Hook & Ladder Fire Co. will be holding a Pork BBQ sandwich sale in the speedway parking lot Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. until race time. The cost is just $5.50 per sandwich and proceeds from this year’s sale will benefit injured sprint car drivers Duane Mausteller of Bloomsburg and Jamie Collard of Burford, Ontario. Additional refreshments will be available for purchase.

Advance reserved seating and general admission tickets can be purchased by credit card by calling the track office at 570.374.2999. The entire covered grandstand will be reserved both nights; season reserved seats will be honored for reserved seat ticketholders. FREE camping will be permitted on the speedway grounds over the National Open weekend.  

For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2999. For more information on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, visit worldofoutlaws.com.

WoO LMS 40-Lap Preliminary Purse for 8/30/14: 1) $8,000 2) $4,000 3) $2,700 4) $2,300 5) $2,000 6) $1,600 7) $1,400 8) $1,300 9) $1,200 10) $1,100 11) $1,000 12) $900 13) $850 14) $800 15) $750 16) $700 17) $660 18) $640 19) $620 20-24) $600
Also Racing: Pro Stocks  / $500 to win; $75 to start
Admission for 8/30/14: Adults: $35; Students (12-17) $20; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes: $40

WoO LMS 50-Lap National Open Purse for 8/31/14: 1) $10,000 2) $5,000 3) $3,000 4) $2,500 5) $2,000 6) $1,700 7) $1,400 8) $1,300 9) $1,200 10) $1,100 11) $1,050 12) $1,000 13) $950 14) $900 15) $850 16) $800 17) $770 18) $750 19) $730 20-24) $700
Also Racing: Limited Late Models / $1,000 to win; $100 to start
Admission for 8/31/14: Adults: $38; Students (12-17) $20; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes: $40   
 
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32nd annual Williams Grove Speedway Jack Gunn Memorial “Down Under” This Friday

Prestigious sprint car event offers unique format, total purse worth nearly $30,000

8/24/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg –Williams Grove Speedway will present the 32nd annual Jack Gunn Memorial for 410 sprint cars this Friday night, August 29 at 7:30 pm.

The 2014 event, run in honor of the late Promoter Of The Year as it has every year since 1983, will be conducted using a format similar to that used in most if not all Australian sprint car races.

The 30-lap Jack Gunn Memorial “Down Under” will offer $6,000 to win the 30-lap main event out of a total purse worth nearly $30,000 in total.  

Time trials will set heat starting grids and every driver will compete in two heat events with points earned from heat performances helping to formulate a dash lineup and a feature lineup.    

Fireworks will also be part of the special event that is the next to last leg of the 2014 Diamond Series for the sprints at Williams Grove.  

The popular Williams Grove Saturday Series street stocks are also on the Gunn Memorial racing program.

Adult general admission for the special show is just $16 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $8.

And please remember, kids ages 12 and under are always admitted free at Williams Grove Speedway!      

The Gunn Memorial race has been run annually every year since 1983 in honor of the late, great, nationally recognized 1979 Promoter Of The Year Gunn, who not only guided ovals like Williams Grove to worldwide fame but who also at times during his career held the reigns of tracks like Penn National, Selinsgrove and Hagerstown, Md.

Over the years only the sports most elite drivers have driven to victory in the prestigious event.

Names like Bobby Allen, Doug Wolfgang, Dave Blaney, Kenny Jacobs, Don Kreitz Jr., Frankie Kerr, Lance Dewease, Stevie Smith, Fred Rahmer, Greg Hodnett and Daryn Pittman all dot the event win list.

The defending Jack Gunn Memorial titlist is Fred Rahmer, who is now retired but currently fields a car for 1998 Gunn champion Stevie Smith.  

Williams Grove Speedway will return just two nights later with the running of the Billy Kimmel Memorial on Sunday evening, August 31 at 7:30 pm.

The show will feature the 410 sprints and the super sportsman as well as a holiday fireworks display.

JACK GUNN MEMORIAL WINNERS
1983            Bobby Allen
1984            Randy Wolfe
1985            Doug Wolfgang
1986            Dave Blaney
1987            Doug Wolfgang
1988            Don Kreitz Jr.
1989            Kenny Jacobs
1990            Don Kreitz Jr.
1991            Frankie Kerr
1992            Don Kreitz Jr.
1993            Don Kreitz Jr.
1994            Don Kreitz Jr.
1995            Lance Dewease
1996            Lance Dewease
1997            Kevin Gobrecht
1998            Stevie Smith
1999            Kevin Gobrecht
2000            Todd Shaffer
2001           Keith Kauffman
2002          Lance Dewease
2003            Greg Hodnett
2004            Lucas Wolfe
2005            Jason Johnson
2006            Doug Esh
2007            Mark Smith
2008            Brian Leppo
2009            Daryn Pittman
2010            Don Kreitz Jr.
2011            Fred Rahmer
2012           Cory Haas
2013        Fred Rahmer

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Port Royal Labor Day Classic Offers $10 Race Admission & Free Fair Admission

Sprints Vie For 4K To Win, $300 To Start/Evening Demo Derby Offers $1,000 To Win

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/24/14

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will host a daytime fair classic when it spins off the 63rd annual Foss Jewelers Labor Day Classic for 410 sprints on Labor Day afternoon, September 1 at 1 pm, as part of the 160th annual  Juniata County Fair.  

The Gray’s Licensing 355 econo late models and four cylinder stock cars will join the sprint cars for a day at the fair as part of the Juniata County Fair that gets underway on August 30 and runs through September 6.  

!!!ADULT GENERAL ADMISSION FOR THE LABOR DAY RACING PROGRAM IS JUST $10 and ADMISSION TO THE FAIR IS FREE ALL DAY!!!!  
Grandstand gates will open at 10 am with racing slated for 1 pm.   

Presented by Foss Jewelers of Mifflintown and Lewistown, the sprint cars will vie for $4,000 to win and $300 just to start the Labor Day Classic.

The first Labor Day Classic was held in 1952 when Earl Bryner took the win.  Since then names like Sherm Greenaway, Eddie McCardle, Toby Tobias, Leroy Felty, Bobby Weaver, Bobby Davis Jr., Don Kreitz Jr, Jeff Shepard and Mike Erdley have taken wins.

Lance Dewease is the defending Labor Day Classic champion.

No driver has been more successful in the Labor Day Classic for sprints than retired veteran Todd Shaffer of Millerstown, who owns six victories in the prestigious race.

Shaffer first took the win in his own No. 11 back in 1987 before repeating in 1990 and 1991.  He then returned for wins in the Beam No. 88 in 1995, 2004 and in 2008.  

Following Shaffer closely on the Labor Day win list is another retiree, Lynn Paxton, who not only won five in his career but did it in back to back style from 1976 through 1980.  

Daytime master Don Kreitz Jr. also owns five Labor Day wins, coming in 1986, 1992, 1993, 1998 and in 2001.  

Port Royal Speedway will close Labor Day with a two-division Demolition Derby at 6 pm.

Demos will take place for both four and six cylinder vehicles, paying $1,000 to win each.  

Grandstand admission is priced at just $5.  

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Port Royal Hosts Big Money Late Model Renninger Memorial Saturday

Late Models Race For Purse Worth Over $15,000 To Open 160th Annual Juniata Fair

410 sprints, econo lates and xtreme stocks also on August 30th Fair Opener

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/24/14

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will open the 160th annual Juniata County Fair this Saturday, August 30 at 7 pm with the prestigious and lucrative 11th annual Butch Renninger Memorial for late models, boasting a total A Main purse worth more than $15,000 including $3,333 to win and $300 just to start the 30-lap feature.

The Renninger Memorial late model feature event will also pay $33 a lap to lead and heats for the event will pay $33 to win along with a $33 award for fast time, which means if one driver could win his heat and wire the field for the Renninger victory, he could pocket over $4,400.    

The Jake’s Carts/Enviroman super late models will be joined in the Renninger Memorial program by the Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprints, Gray’s Licensing 355 econo late models and the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks.

Both the econos and xtreme stocks will race for increased purses as well, all in honor of Renninger.  Econo heat races will pay $25 to win and payoffs for second and third have also been posted.   

Butch Renninger was a three-time Port Royal late model track titlist that passed away suddenly after completing an enduro dash at the track in May, 2004 at the young age of 62.  

Renninger, whose father had prepared the track prior to his son’s involvement, was a fixture at the track for some four decades, overseeing among other things the oval’s concessions and track preparation.

York Haven’s Jason Covert is the defending winner of the Renninger Memorial for late models.

Other previous winners have been: Steve Campbell, 2005; Scott Haus, 2006; Mitch Hack, 2007; Jere Wierman, 2008; TimWilson, 2009; Waylon Wagner, 2010; Jeff Rine, 2011; and Greg Satterlee, 2012.  Super lates were not part of the first Renninger Memorial races in 2004.

Gates for the big August 30 Port Royal program will open at 4 pm with racing slated for 7 pm.  

Adult general admission is set at $18 with students ages 12 – 18 priced at JUST $5.  

Port Royal returns to action the next night, August 31 at 7 pm with an exciting Interstate Truck And Tractor Pullers Association sanctioned modified and turbo truck and tractor pull on the speedway frontstretch.

And then the finale for the weekend takes place on Labor Day, Monday September 1 at 1 pm with the running of the 63rd annual Labor Day Classic for 410 sprints, paying $4,000 to win and $300 to start.’

Econo lates and four cylinder stock cars are also on the Labor Day agenda.  

Fair admission is free for the Labor Day races with race admission for adults set at JUST $10 and students ages 12 – 18 priced at the usual low price of $5.    

Labor Day will conclude with a two division Demolition Derby at the track at 6 pm Monday evening with admission set at just $5 for the grandstand.  

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STILLWAGGON HOLDS OFF STUTTS FOR FIRST SELINSGROVE SPRINT WIN

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –
Following a string of strong finishes at Selinsgrove Speedway in recent years, Robbie Stillwaggon of Burlington, N.J., scored his first career win at the Snyder County half-mile oval in Saturday night’s 25-lap 360 sprint car feature.

Stillwaggon, driving the Quality Auto Body No. 89, held off three-time winner TJ Stutts of Liverpool for the $2,000 victory and became the track’s eighth different 360 sprint car winner this season.

Jeff Rine of Danville wired the field in a brand-new race car for his fifth win of the year in the 30-lap super late model tune-up race. The victory marked the 90th of Rine’s career at the track. Steve Campbell of Danville was the night’s overall fast qualifier with a lap time of 18.996.

Nathan Long of Selinsgrove scored his third win of the season in the 15-lap pro stock feature, while Keith Bissinger of Orangeville made a last-lap pass by John Fowler Jr. of Montandon for his seventh win of the year in the 12-lap roadrunner race.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the World of Outlaws Late Model Series National Open weekend Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31. Saturday night’s preliminary race will feature the super late models in a 40-lap main event paying $8,000 to win along with pro stocks, followed by Sunday night’s 50-lap 16th annual Open paying $10,000 to win with 358 late models on the racing card. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. both nights.

Polesitter Matt Horst and second-place starter Joe Trenca dueled for the lead at the start of the sprint car feature. Trenca edged out Horst on the first lap for the lead and set a quick pace around the smooth, fast half-mile oval.

On the third lap, a 10-car melee unfolded in turn three, sidelining a number of drivers, including points leader and leading feature winner Mark Smith for the night. There were no injuries reported.

When the race resumed, Trenca led another lap as eighth-place starter Robbie Stillwaggon put in a bid for the front spot. After Stillwaggon made a pass for the lead, the caution flag unfurled for Jim Shuster in turn two. Trenca retained the lead for the restart until Horst drove by him and led the race through lap 10.

On the 11th circuit, Stillwaggon made the winning pass by Horst using the inside line coming off turn four. TJ Stutts, who started in the 10th position, showed a lot of speed in the second half of the race and powered into the runner-up spot on lap 16.  With five laps to go, Cody Keller’s car stopped in turn four with a flat tire.

When the green flag waved, a chase to the checkered flag unfolded between Stillwaggon and Stutts. Stillwaggon took the win by just 1.4 seconds over Stutts, fourth-place starter Curt Michael, Horst, and ninth-place starter Mike Walter.

In the extra distance late model feature, second-place starter Jeff Rine beat polesitter Steve Campbell into the first turn for the early race lead. Rine set a torrid pace at the front of the pack with Campbell and third-place starter Dylan Yoder in close pursuit.

On the fifth circuit, Yoder made a pass by Campbell for second in turn two and began to reel in Rine. Yoder’s car developed a flat tire and mechanical problems on the 13th lap, forcing him to withdraw from the race. At the halfway point, Rine was leading Campbell, sixth-place starter Matt Cochran, eighth-place starter Dan Stone, and ninth-place starter Gene Knaub.

Cochran passed Campbell for the second position on lap 18 and quickly closed in on Rine. At one point, Cochran was in a position to challenge Rine for the lead in traffic. Meanwhile, 12th-place starter Coleby Frye stormed into the top five.

With two laps to race, the red flag stopped the race when Scott Richwine’s car caught fire on the frontstretch. Richwine escaped injury. For the chase to the checkered flag, Rine stretched his lead and posted a 1.2 second margin of victory over Cochran, Frye, Stone, and fifth-place starter Mike Lupfer.

Third-place starter Brandon Moser powered into the lead at the start of the pro stock feature. Moser was trailed by fifth-place starter Nathan Long for the first five laps until Long made the winning pass using the inside lane in turn three.

The caution flag unfurled on lap seven when points leader Brad Mitch spun in turn two. On the ensuing restart, Long continued to set the pace in front of Moser and sixth-place starter Andrew Shoop. In the final laps, both Moser and Shoop closed in on Long for a three-car battle for the lead and win.

At the finish, Long was victorious by four seconds over Moser, Shoop, Kyle Bachman, and Adam Campbell.

Fourth-place starter John Fowler Jr. led all the laps in the roadrunner race except the one that counted the most. On a last-lap restart, original fifth-place starter Keith Bissinger pulled alongside of Fowler on the backstretch and raced wheel-to-wheel for the lead and win. Racing off turn four for the checkered flag, Bissinger took the win by half a car-length over Fowler. Butch Shaffer, Jeremy Kline, and John Schoch completed the top five.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY - 23 August 2014
360 Sprint Cars – 21 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 
1) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon  2) 23 TJ Stutts  3) 5G Curt Michael  4) 29H Matt Horst  5) 49 Mike Walter  6) 77 Derek Locke  7) 98 Joe Trenca  8) 47K Kody Lehman  9) 99K Cody Keller  10) 35B Derrick Bowersox  11) 19 Colby Womer  12) 52 Jim Shuster  13) 33W Michael Walter II  14) 76 Larry Kelleher  15) 1 Mark Smith  16) 66 Ryan Kissinger  17) 1W Chad Layton  18) 29 Jason Shultz  19) 49S Mallie Shuster  20) 35 Shannon Fisher  21) 29S Derek Steward  
Heat Winners:  Cody Keller, Robbie Stillwaggon, Derek Locke

Late Models – 28 Entries
30-Lap A-Main:  1) 2J Jeff Rine  2) 16 Matt Cochran  3) 0 Coleby Frye  4) 21D Dan Stone  5) 06 Mike Lupfer  6) 27 Jim Yoder  7) 2 Steve campbell  8) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  9) 43A Gene Knaub  10) 119 Jim Bernheisel  11) 91 Chad Davis  12) 99Z Dave Zona  13) 26 Jerry Bard  14) 4D Chad Hollenbeck  15) 3 Tim Wilson  16) 4S Danny Snyder  17) 33C Chris Casner  18) 9 Hayes Mattern  19) 11 Jason Schmidt  20) 61 Ken Trevitz  21) 3V Scott Richwine  22) 24 Dylan Yoder  23) 7M Meade Hahn  24) 88 Tony Adams  25) 37 Brian Tavenner
Heat Winners:  Matt Cochran, Jeff Rine, Steve Campbell, Dylan Yoder
B-Main Winner:  Chris Casner
Time Trials:  :  1)2 Steve Campbell 18.996  2) 16 Matt Cochran 19.034  3) 2J Jeff Rine 19.101  4) 21D Dan Stone 19.135 5) 24 Dylan Yoder 19.222  6) 99Z Dave Zona 19.397  7) 43A Gene Knaub 19.476  8) 88 Tony Adams 19.510  9) 0 Coleby Frye 19.511  10) 4D Chad Hollenbeck 19.518  11) 06 Mike Lupfer 19.617  12) 3 Tim Wilson 19.638  13) 119 Jim Bernheisel 19.692  14) 91 Chad Davis 19.702  15) 27 Jim Yoder 19.708 16) 11 Jason Schmidt 19.722  17) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 19.739  18) 26 Jerry Bard 19.997  19) 37 Brian Tuvener 20.011 20) 4S Danny Snyder 20.112  21)33C Chris Casner 20.191  22)7M Meade Hahn 20.385  23) 3V Scott Richwine 20.540 24)28 Jason Smith 20.724  25) 88C Randy Croop 21.384  26) 88T Ernie Millon 21.669  27) 61 Ken Trevitz 20.867  28) 9 Hayes Mattern DNT

Pro Stocks – 13 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 63 Nathan Long  2) 8M Brandon Moser  3) 8S Andrew Shoop  4) 99 Kyle Bachman  5) 2C Adam Campbell  6) 11 Jake Buck  7) 10M Brad Mitch  8) 88 Matt Hornberger  9) 71 Kurt Wray  10) 6 Nate Herman  11) 14C Bill Conrad  12) 4 Jim Payne  13) 20 Tommy Slanker
Heat Winners:  Matt Hornberger, Jake Buck

Roadrunners – 10 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 11B Keith Bissinger  2) 02 John Fowlerr  3) 7 Butch Shaffer  4) 8K Jeremy Kline  5) 89 John Schoch  6) 22 Ricky Buss  7) 12 Tom Underwood  8) 28 Curtis Lawton  9) F14 Ed Capper  10)31B Brandon Shultz
 
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MOTHER NATURE GETS RARE WIN AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/23/2014 –
Persistent drizzle and rain late into the afternoon forced Lincoln Speedway promoters Don & Bob Leiby, and Alan Kreitzer, to cancel Saturday evening’s, August 23rd racing program of 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and All American Outlaws.

They finally pulled the plug on the evening’s racing program around 5 PM before the gates had officially opened.

Still yet to be determined will be when the 358 Sprint Trail-Way/Lincoln Speedway Shootout and Kids Big Wheel races will be rescheduled.

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Rain stops Open Wheel Madness

Port Royal Speedway was forced to cancel its August 23 racing program due to a rain shower that hit the track at 5:30 pm.  
 
Prior to that time, oval officials pressed forward with their slated racing program despite misty, ugly, low clouds saturating the sky the entire day.
 
Any rainchecks can be redeemed within 30 days or returned to the track along with a self addressed stamped envelope within 30 days for a full refund.
 
The full Port Royal raincheck policy can be seen at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

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Williams Grove Speedway Cancels August 23 Racing

Mechanicsburg, PA August 23, 2014

Following heavy morning rain, a relentless drizzle forced Williams Grove Speedway management to cancel the August 23 racing. This is the final Saturday Night Series show of 2014.

The Aquafun Pools Street Stock point title is official and Jeff Haag is the new champion.  He claims the title with a 55-point lead over Kevin Sigler. The Street Stocks have one final no-points show on Friday, August 29.  Following the racing the top Aquafun Pools drivers will receive their point money and trophy.

Alan Sagi is the 2014 Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Model champion.  The 358 Late Models return for a final show on Friday, September 5 with the running of the Topless 30 championship.  All cars will compete minus the roof.  Joining the 358 Late Models will be the 358 Sprint Cars.  Drivers will receive their prize money and trophy after the event.

Super Sportsman action continues and their title chase is ongoing.  The Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman are in action at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, August 31.  They will be part of the Kimmel Memorial with the 410 Sprint Cars.

Williams Grove Speedway management wishes to end a rumor.  The Saturday Night Series will return in 2015.  There will be one change in the upcoming season.  All 2015 shows will start at 7 PM.

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RAIN STOPS URC  RESLONE NATIONALS FRIDAY NIGHT AT WILLIAMS GROVE

Rain once again forced the postponement  of the URC Rislone Nationals  set for Friday night at the Williams Grove Speedway.  

If we can arrange a make-up date, we will communicate that as soon as a date is confirmed.

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Williams Grove Hosts 410 Sprints And URC Nationals This Week On Kids Night

358/360 c.i.-powered URC event pays $4,000 to win!

8/17/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg –
Williams Grove Speedway will host Kids Night this Friday, August 22 with racing action slated for 7:30 pm.

Prior to the races and during the early part of the evening, various events and activities will be held for the youth attending the races including an autograph session, games, bicycle races, face painting and a dunk tank.

Youth activities will take place in the oval infield with gates opening at 5:30 pm.  

On the speedway will be a full card of Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car racing along with the rescheduled URC Sprint Rislone Nationals, paying $4,000 to win.

Qualifying heat races will be used for both divisions with both competing in 25-lap main events.

There will be no time trials.

URC action will include both 360 and 358 c.i.-powered sprints as the regular Williams Grove Tool Shed of America 358s are permitted to compete.  

Adult general admission for the August 22 program is set at $15 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $8.

On tap at the speedway during Labor Day weekend will be a twinbill of racing, taking place on Friday, August 29 and again on Sunday, August 31.  

Friday’s show will be the annual, prestigious Jack Gunn Memorial for the 410 sprints along with street stock action and fireworks while Sunday’s program will feature the Billy Kimmel Memorial for the 410s and super sportsman plus fireworks.

Aside from Friday programs at the oval, the Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Series, offering racing action with the Super Sportsman, 358 late models and street stocks at 6:30 pm is in full swing.

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Port Royal Open Wheel Madness Boasts Twin 25s For Super Sprints This Week,

305 sprints round out sprint car spectacular August 23

Big Money Renninger Memorial For Late Models Coming Up August 30!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/16/14

Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway will offer up Open Wheel Madness this Saturday night, August 23 at 7 pm when the racing program features an all sprint car format highlighted by Twin 25-lap mains for the Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprint cars.

Also on the agenda is a full program of action for the River Valley Builders 305 sprints.

The URC Sprints have been removed from the program.

The twin 25s for the super sprint cars will both pay full purses and full points, offering  $3,000 to win and $275 to start.

A $1,000 bonus is also being offered to the driver who turns in the best average feature finish after both races have been completed.  

An inversion will be pulled by the winner of the first sprint car main to establish the lineup of the second main event.

Adult general admission for the sprint car special is $20 with students ages 12 – 18 priced at JUST $5.  

The last time that twin features for the super sprints were contested as a regularly scheduled event at Port Royal was back in 1999 when Len Thompson and Lance Dewease split twin 20s.  Dewease swept a set of twin 20s at the track in 1996.

However more recently a rainout set up a pair of twin 25s at the track back on April 7, 2012 when Greg Hodnett claimed a make up feature and Dewease took the regularly scheduled main.  

The super late models take center stage on August 30 for the 160th annual Juniata County Fair Opener as they compete in the prestigious, heralded Butch Renninger Memorial for the stock cars.

The Renninger Memorial will pay a hefty $3,333 to win and $300 to start the 33-lap contest that will also pay lap money as well as a hefty purse for the super lates in honor of the late track titlist.  

The econo late models have been added to the Renninger Memorial program along with the 410 sprints, and xtreme stocks with both classes competing for increased purses.

August 30 will also be ARCH Night at the track as it kicks off its biggest week of the year featuring four races in seven days including the Labor Day Classic on September 1 and the two-day Tuscarora 50 races on September 5 and 6.

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Super Sportsman
1. Frankie Herr 4520
2. Mike Enders 4460
3. Chad Trout 4300
4. Scott Dellinger 4115
5. Steve Fannasy 3965
6. Scott Geesey 3880
7. Russ Mitten 3860
8. Chad Criswell 3710
9. Gregg Foster 3650
10. Steve Wilbur 3645

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Selinsgrove Speedway
360 sprint cars
1. Mark Smith 4800
2. T.J. Stutts    4375
3. Jason Shultz  3665
4. Ryan Kissinger  3440
5. Derek Locke  3150
6. Davie Franek  3125
7. Brock Zearfoss  2925
8. Cody Keller   2730
9. Mike Walter  2630
10. Colby Womer  2570

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KELLER BREAKS SMITH’S WINNING STREAK IN 360 SPRINT CARS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –Selinsgrove’s Cody Keller made a breakthrough Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway and scored an impressive victory in the 25-lap 360 sprint car feature following a season filled with mechanical woes.

The $2,000 win was Keller’s first of the season and first career in a 360 sprint car at the wheel of the Keller’s Auto Body/Trautman’s Meat Market No. 99.  He became the division’s seventh different winner this season and in doing so ended point leader Mark Smith’s three-race winning streak.  Keller previously won two 358 sprint car races at the track.

Coleby Frye of Dover also turned in a convincing performance for his first win of the season in the 25-lap late model feature. Frye became the 10th different late model winner this season in 15 races.

Brad Mitch of McClure scored his fifth win of the year in the 15-lap pro stock feature and put himself in a position to clinch the track championship, while Keith Bissinger of Orangeville held off a late-race challenge for his sixth win in the 12-lap roadrunner race.

Selinsgrove Speedway will hold a $2,000-to-win tune-up race for the super late models at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in preparation for the upcoming two-day World of Outlaws Late Model Series National Open weekend Aug. 30-31. The 360 sprint cars, pro stocks, and roadrunners will round out the four-division racing card.

Tickets for the Aug. 30-31 World of Outlaws Late Model Series National Open events are on sale now in the track office on race days or by calling the speedway at 570.374.2999. The pro stocks will join the late models on the Aug. 30 program and the limited late models will race on the Aug. 31 show.


Polesitter Troy Betts and fourth-place starter Cody Keller battled for the lead on the start of the sprint car feature. Entering turn three on the first lap, Keller streaked underneath Betts and took the early lead. Keller set a torrid pace in front of Betts, eighth-place starter Jason Shultz, and 12th-place starter Mark Smith at the front of the pack.

The first caution flag unfurled on lap six when Michael Walter’s No. 33 rolled to a stop on the track. When the race restarted, Keller kept his sprinter out in front the pack. On lap nine, Shultz passed Betts for the runner-up spot as 17th-place starter TJ Stutts rocketed into the top five.

At the halfway point, Keller began to encounter slower traffic. With five laps to race, Keller was leading Shultz, Smith, Stutts, and Betts in a high-speed chase around the half-mile oval. Betts, however, brought out the final caution flag when his car came to a stop on the backstretch.

On the final restart, Keller maintained his momentum around the top of the race track as Smith took the second spot away from Shultz. At the checkered flag, Keller was victorious by 2.5 seconds over Smith. Shultz, Stutts, and seventh-place starter Larry Kelleher completed the top five.  

Coleby Frye started the late model feature in the fourth position and horsepowered his way into the  lead at the completion of the first lap, when the event’s only caution flag unfurled for Chad Hollenbeck’s stalled car on the backstretch.

When the race resumed, Frye checked out from the field while second-place starter Eric Hons, third-place starter Hayes Mattern dueled for the runner up position. By lap nine, sixth-place starter Gene Knaub took over the second spot with 10th-place starter Jeff Rine racing third.

On the 19th circuit, Rine passed Knaub for the second position and attempted to reel in Frye at the front of the pack. At the finish, Frye posted a convincing eight-second margin of victory over Rine, ninth-place starter Dylan Yoder, 12th-place starter Jim Yoder, and eighth-place starter Dave Zona.

Polesitter Matt Hornberger led the first five laps of the pro stock feature. On the sixth lap, 11th-place starter Brad Mitch made the winning pass using the inside lane entering turn three. Mitch was then tracked down by 10th-place starter Kyle Bachman until Bachman’s car lost speed on the ninth lap.

Mitch went on to take the checkered flag over Hornberger, Tommy Slanker, Adam Campbell, and Cory Long. Jamin Chapmin’s car, which crossed the line in the third position, was disqualified during a post-race inspection.

Fifth-place starter Keith Bissinger stormed into the lead on the first lap of the roadrunner race. Bissinger was followed at a distance by fourth-place starter John Fowler Jr. until the last two laps. On the final circuit, Fowler moved into striking position and attempted a last-ditch pass coming off turn four but came up short for the checkered flag. Bissinger was victorious over Fowler, Curtis Lawton, Butch Shaffer, and Jeremy Kline.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY  - 16 August 2014
360 Sprint Cars – 20 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1)99K Cody Keller  2) 1 Mark Smith  3) 29 Jason Shultz  4) 23 TJ Stutts  5) 76 Larry Kelleher  6) 49 Mike Walter  7) 28F Davie Franek  8) 67 Steve Collins  9) 1H Hunter Schuerenberg  10) 77 Derek Locke  11) 19 Colby Womer  12) 35 Shannon Fisher  13) F5 Mark Bittner  14) 29H Matt Horst  15) 29S Derek Steward  16) 13 Ryan Higgins  17) 1W Ryan Kissinger  18) 49S Mallie Shuster  19) 22 Troy Betts   20) 33W Michael Walter II
Heat Winners:  Davie Franek, Cody Keller, Mark Smith
Late Models – 20 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1)F1 Coleby Frye  2) 2J Jeff Rine  3) 24 Dylan Yoder  4) 27 Jim Yoder  5) 99Z Dave Zona  6) 43A Gene Knaub  7) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  8) 2 Steve Campbell  9) 88 Tony Adams  10) 3 Jim Bernheisel  11) 45 Eric Hons  12) 9 Hayes Mattern  13) 28 Jason Smith  14) 21 Sam Schaeffer  15) 4S Danny Snyder  16) 3V Scott Richwine  17) 61 Ken Trevitz  18) 88T Ernie Millon  19) 4D Chad Hollenbeck  20) 7M Meade Hahn DNS
Heat Winners:  Tony Adams, Hayes Mattern, Coleby Frye
Pro Stocks – 18 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1)10M Brad Mitch  2) 88 Matt Hornberger  3) 40 Tommy Slanker  4) 2C Adam Campbell  5) 6C Cory Long  6) 71 Kurt Wray  7) 26 AJ Stroup  8) 11 Jake Buck  9) 14C Bill Conrad  10) 00 John Troxell  11) 99 Kyle Bachman  12) 8M Brandon Moser  13) 63 Nathan Long  14) 01 David Berry  15) 11G Derrick Garman  16) 28J Jeff Ceballo 17) 1C Jamin Chapman DQ 18) 83 Matt Wilson DNS
Heat Winners:  Matt Hornberger, Tommy Slanker
Roadrunners – 9 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 11 Keith Bissinger  2) 02 John Fowler Jr. 3) 28 Curtis Lawton  4) 7 Butch Shaffer  5) 8K Jeremy Kline  6) 89 John Schoch  7) 22 Ricky Buss  8) 12 Tom Underwood  9) F14 Ed Capper

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Bobby Hockenberry, Randy Croop and Dustin Hollinger Victorious Saturday Night At Williams Grove Speedway 

Bobby Hockenberry was going to retire from racing following the 2013 season.  The veteran driver, after encouragement from his two daughters, returned for the 2014 campaign.  Saturday night the Shermansdale driver won his second Williams Grove Speedway Super Sportsman 20-lap feature.

Tony Jackson led at the start with Lanny Hake in second.  Bobby Hockenberry, the third-place starter, held third followed by Kenny Edkins and Rich Eichelberger.  Hockenberry advanced to the runner-up position during the second lap.

The race came to a halt in the fourth lap due to a three-car crash in the first turn.  Bobby Hockenberry used the restart to become the new leader.  He had a 1.8 second lead when the caution came out at the midway point of the event.

Bobby Hockenberry and the rookie Tony Jackson gained an advantage over the field.  The battle was for third between Kenny Edkins, Rich Eichelberger and Russ Mitten.  Mike Enders and 19th-place starter Frankie Herr joined the scrap for third.

Bobby Hockenberry never faltered allowing him to stretch out his lead over Tony Jackson.  Hockenberry was the winner by 12 lengths.  Rookie Tony Jackson recorded his third straight top five finish crossing the finish line in second.  Russ Mitten made a late charge to finish in third with Rich Eichelberger in fourth and Mike Enders was fifth.  Kenny Edkins, Frankie Herr, Jay Fannasy, Chad Trout, and Greg Foster completed the top ten.

Steve Wilbur, Jay Fannasy and Foster won the heats for the 28 entries. Herr was the consolation winner.

Randy Croop started second in the 358 Late Models.  Croop was in front by the end of lap one with Sam Rial, Al Cheney, Travis Mease, and Cam Zeigler giving chase.  By the fifth lap Croop had a straightaway lead over Rial while Zeigler advanced to third. When Zeigler wrestled second from Rial, Croop had a 3.1 second lead.

Charlie Schaffer, the 12th-place starter, challenged Cam Zeigler for second.  The duo of Zeigler and Schaffer narrowed Randy Croop’s lead.  Despite their hard-fought fight for second, the lead duo continued to shrink Croop’s advantage.

Charlie Schaffer captured second place as leader Randy Croop received the white flag.  Croop maintained his lead and the Berwick driver won his second of the year eight lengths ahead of Charlie Schaffer.  Cam Zeigler was third, Jake Jones finished in fourth and Sam Rial was fifth.

Heats for the 17-car field went to Dan Zechman and Rial.

The front row of the 15 lap Street Stock main featured Dustin Hollinger and Doug Hoffman.  Hoffman and Hollinger were side-by-side through the first lap.  One lap later Hoffman, Hollinger and Greg Diehl were three-wide in the fight for the lead.  Doug Hoffman held the lead with Dustin Hollinger, Greg Diehl, Steven Dove, and Eric Tripp in close pursuit.

The first of two cautions came on lap six.  Doug Hoffman continued to set the pace with Dustin Hollinger making frequent challenges.  

A lap nine caution slowed the race.  Dustin Hollinger used the restart to take over the lead.  The top five of Hollinger, Hoffman, Greg Diehl, Jeff Haag, and Mike Buckley were in a tight pack. Hollinger, from Palmyra, could not shake Hoffman; Hoffman remaining a length behind.

Dustin Hollinger turned back the challenges of Doug Hoffman.  Hollinger won his second of 2014 by two lengths over Doug Hoffman.  Greg Diehl was third with Jeff Haag in fourth and Mike Buckley finished fifth.

Hollinger and Buckley won the preliminaries for the 20 entries.

The Williams Grove Speedway 2014 Saturday Night Series ends this coming weekend.  The final event will be Stock Car Saturday with awards going out to the 358 Late Model and Street Stock classes.  Alan Sagi, in his first year of racing with the Saturday Night Series, is the 2014 358 Late Model point champion.  The title in the Street Stocks is close with Jeff Haag taking a 55-point lead over Kevin Sigler into the final race.

Saturday night the season ends with the Super Sportsman, 358 Late Models and Street Stocks in action.  Racing begins at 6:30.  Adult admission is five dollars and children 12 and under free.

Williams Grove Speedway
8/16/14
Super Sportsman ( 28 Cars ):
1) 25 Bobby Hockenberry 2) 17J Tony Jackson 3) 77 Russ Mitten 4) 8 Rich Eichelberger 5) 3B Mike Enders 6) 75 Kenny Edkin 7) 99 Frankie Herr 8) 222 Jay Fannasy 9) 7c Chad Trout 10) 32 Gregg Foster 11) 33 Scott Geesey 12) 11 Steve Fannasy 13) 55c Chad Criswell 14) 17G Steve Wilbur 15) 30 Scott Dellinger 16) 58 Paul Miller 17) 20w Davey Walsh 18) 99c Chad Smith 19) 5 Dave Berkheimer 20) 70D Bill Devine 21) 91 Lanny Hake 22) 29 Duaine Smith 23) 7 Todd Leonard 24) 19 Devin Beidel.

DNQ: 77w Tom Wyckoff, 39 Joe Orsulak, 3J Russ Lebo, 20y Vance Yinger

358 Late Models ( 17 Cars ): 1) 88 Randy Croop 2) 12 Charlie Schaffer ( ArtWerks Hard Charger ) 3) 21z Cam Zeigler 4) 43 Jake Jones 5) 11 Sam Rial 6) NINE Ron Kline 7) 112 Alan Sagi 8) 116 Travis Mease 9) 7 Pat Beard 10) 25 Sam Gallagher 11) 2z Dan Zechman 12) 08 Zach Kauffman 13) 000 Pat McNeal 14) 73 Al Cheney 15) 80 Wes Alleman

Street Stocks ( 20 Cars ): 1) 5 Dustin Hollinger 2) 27 Doug Hoffman 3) 80D Greg Diehl 4) 29 Jeff Haag ( ArtWerks Hard Charger ) 5) 94 Mike Buckley 6) 7s Kevin Sigler 7) 11 Craig Morgan 8) 16 Walt Lemmon 9) Super 7 Tim Drawbaugh 10) 14 Ed Halter 11) 20 Jesse Hitz 12) 57 Bob Scott Jr. 13) 21z Jaynee Zeigler 14) 8 Eric Tripp 15) 31 Charlie Pensinger 16) 2 Randy Zechman 17) 21a Mike Zeigler Jr. 18) 22 Steve Dove

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DIETRICH CATCHES RAHMER LATE FOR THIRD 2014 LINCOLN WIN;

Alex Bright wins for second straight night in ARDC midgets

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/16/2014 –
The night looked like it belonged to young Freddie Rahmer, but then Danny Dietrich stole the show.

Freddie won the dash for cash in a winner-take-all 10 lapper and then came from fourth starting spot to take the lead from polesitter Mike Bittinger by the end of the second lap. He was the fastest car all night to that point, and looked to be in command of the 30-lap feature. Then lapped traffic (including brother Brandon) entered the picture, and a charging Danny Dietrich was plowing through the field from 11th starting spot to pass both third-place Robbie Kendall and second-place Bittinger between turns four and one of laps 22 and 23.

One lap later, passed both Rahmer sprinters to take the race lead on the front stretch and drove away to an impressive 2.88 second win.

“We were really good,” said Dietrich after scoring his third win of the year and 21st career win in the Pigeon Hills, “Alan (Krimes) got out there and we were just setting pace with him. That’s all we worried about doing…keeping up with Alan.”

“Then I saw him loop it down there (turns three and four of lap nine), and it about got me. We were probably two feet from being collected. I’m happy to be standing here.”

But the minefield wasn’t over for Dietrich.

“I was biding my time and got behind Robbie (Kendall) there, and he about stuffed in the fence in front of me, and that fouled me up for about a lap. I was sure if I wanted to follow him with his car getting loose or what, but when he started to break for the bottom and Mike decided to break to run middle, I figured this is my chance…I gotta go for it and come out of this thing ahead off of four. It worked out really good.

Rahmer hung on for a career-best second place finish, with Bittinger, Kendall, and Kyle Moody completing the top five.

Sixth through tenth were 14th-starting Jim Siegel, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Krimes, Glenndon Forsythe, and Brian Montieth (who came from the back after a seventh-lap spin.

Heats for the 25 410 sprinters were won by Krimes, Nicole Bower, and Freddie Rahmer.

Alex Bright made it two wins in two nights (Friday night at Williams Grove) as ARDC celebrated its 75th anniversary season as part of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing’s annual convention weekend.

Bright started sixth and didn’t appear to have a chance as the first 19 laps went non-stop with Steve Buckwalter holding nearly a two-second lead through lapped traffic. But the only caution of the event came out on lap 20, with Bright catching points leader Steve Drevicki for second just before the yellow flag came out.

Bright took to the cushion to driver around Buckwalter on the restart, and crossed 1.37 seconds ahead of Lincoln’s all-time midget winner. Drevicki, Nick Wean, and Brent Arndt rounded out the top five.

Heats for the 24 ARDC Midgets were won by Steve Buckwalter, Tony DiMattia, and Brenden Bright.

Saturday, August 16, 2014
410 SPRINTS Feature (30 Laps) -
1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,200); 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 12-Mike Bittinger; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 8. 87-Alan Krimes; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 21-Brian Montieth; 11. 8-Billy Dietrich; 12. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 13. 16C-Adrian Shaffer; 14. 45-Kevin Nagy; 15. 75-Nicole Bower; 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 17. 4-John Rudisill; 18. 71X-Bill Stine; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 20. 29-Ryan Wilson (DNF); 21. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF); 22. 19M-Brent Marks (DNF); 23. 85-Nathan Berwager (DNF); 24. 11C-Cory Haas (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Mike Bittinger (1), Freddie Rahmer (2-22), Danny Dietrich (23-30)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 45-Kevin Nagy; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 4-John Rudisill; 7. 16C-Adrian Shaffer; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 9. 91-David Quackenbush (DNF). No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 75-Nicole Bower; 2. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 3. 19M-Brent Marks; 4. 12-Mike Bittinger; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 85-Nathan Berwager; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 22T-Matt Boland. Time – 2:22.712

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 29-Ryan Wilson; 7. 11C-Cory Haas; 8. 71X-Bill Stine. Time – 2:24.443

ARDC MIDGETS:Feature (25 Laps)
- 1. 77-Alex Bright; 2. 0-Steve Buckwalter; 3. 19-Steven Drevicki; 4. 78-Nick Wean; 5. 46-Brent Arndt; 6. 4-Ryan Greth; 7. 5-PJ Gargiulo; 8. 1-Tervor Kobylarz; 9. 92-Brenden Bright; 10. 11-Eric Heydenreich; 11. 12-Drew Heistand; 12. 8-Kyle Lick; 13. 44-Brett Wanner; 14. 99G-Justin Gosz; 15. 50-Tonu DiMattia; 16. 54-Austin Burke; 17. 21-Tommy Kunsman; 18. 97-Tyler Brehm (DNF); 19. 95-Jim Radney (DNF); DNS – 33-Danny Stratton, 75-Bill Courtwright, 13-Brian Gilmore. No Time

Lap Leaders – Steven Drevicki (1-4), Steve Buckwalter (5-19), Alex Bright (20-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 0-Steve Buckwalter; 2. 77-Alex Bright; 3. 19-Steven Drevicki; 4. 78-Nick Wean; 5. 8-Kyle Lick; 6. 44-Brett Wanner; 7. 99G-Justin Grosz; 8. 97-Tyler Brehm. Time – 2:43.88

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 50-Tony DiMattia; 2. 46-Brett Arndt; 3. 33-Danny Stratton; 4. 1-Trevor Kobylarz; 5. 54-Austin Burke; 6. 12-Drew Heistand (DNF); 7. 17-Clayton Glassman (DNF); 8. 95-Jim Radney (DNF). Time – 2:45.75

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 92-Brenden Bright; 2. 5-PJ Gargiulo; 3. 4-Ryan Greth; 4. 21-Tommy Kunsman; 5. 11-Eric Heydenreich; 6. 75-Bill Courtwright; DNS – 13-Brian Gilmore, 83-Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. No Time

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Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Don Kreitz Jr.  3890
2. Greg Hodnett  3820
3. Doug Esh 3445
4. Alan Krimes 3290
5. Lance Dewease 3250
6. Brian Montieth 3090
7. Ryan Smith 3040
8. Stevie Smith 2810
9. Brent Marks 2545
10. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 2525

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Marks And Hodnett Split Williams Grove Twin 20s, Bright Takes ARDC

 8/15/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg –
Brent Marks and Greg Hodnett split twin 20’s for 410 sprints at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking checkered flags worth $2,500 each.

In the 20-lap ARDC Midget feature event, Alex Bright wired the field from the second starting spot to claim his fourth overall win of the ARDC season.

Marks started second in the first twin 20 for the super sprint cars and trailed polesitter Gerard McIntyre Jr. for the first 16 circuits before snagging the lead late in the event.

Even on a restart on the seventh lap Marks had nothing for leader McIntyre but as the leader worked traffic on the fast racing surface, Marks closed the gap and then made a two car pass in the second turn to get control of the race.

He went to the outside of both McIntyre and a lapped car to get control and drive away to the win over the final two miles of the event.

The victory was the second for Marks at Williams Grove this season.  

McIntyre Jr. settled for second followed by Hodnett, Pat Cannon and Lance Dewease.

Sixth through 10th went to Don Kreitz Jr., Adrian Shaffer, Stevie Smith, Ryan Smith and Adam Wilt.

Marks drew a six inversion to start the second feature, which placed Kreitz and Dewease on the front row for the green flag.

Kreitz jumped out to the lead after a first turn duel with Dewease on the start as Hodnett got around Dewease to take second on the first circuit.

Kreitz ran through the middle of the race track during his run at the front but Hodnett was clearly quickening on the cushion and as the race hit the halfway point, Hodnett was glued to Kreitz’s bumper.

And before lap 11 could be completed Hodnett took the lead from Kreitz.  

The field was working on lap 12 when the red suddenly appeared for a violent first turn flip by earlier winner Marks who reportedly blew a tire.  

Kreitz made an attempt to reclaim the lead on the restart but was no match for Hodnett as he streaked away to his third win of the season at the track.  

Kreitz was second followed by a surging Stevie Smith, Dewease and Adrian Shaffer.

Sixth through 10th went to Ryan Smith, Doug Esh, Adam Wilt, Alan Krimes and Brian Montieth.

Fast time over the 26 car field was set by Kreitz with a lap of 16.537 seconds.

Twin qualifiers went to Lafferty and Esh.

Bright led the entire distance in the ARDC main event after the initial start was red flagged for hard contact with the outside turn three wall by polestitter Justin Grosz.

Bright was chased by Bruce Buckwalter Jr. early before point leader Steve Drevicki took second away at the halfway point.

Running in third, Buckwalter got high with little more than an lap to go and gave up a podium finish to Trevor Kobylarz for the spot.  

PJ Gargiulo rode home fourth followed by Brenden Bright.

Heats for the 21-car field went to Brenden Bright, Drevicki and Kobylarz.

August 15, 2014 Feature Finish:
410 sprints, 20 laps, first feature:
1. Brent Marks, 2. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Pat Cannon, 5. Lance Dewease, 6. Don Kreitz Jr., 7. Adrian Shaffer, 8. Stevie Smith, 9. Ryan Smith, 10. Adam Wilt, 11. Doug Esh, 12. Brian Montieth, 13. Alan Krimes, 14. Ryan Bohlke, 15. Rick Lafferty, 16. Glenndon Forsythe, 17. Justin Barger, 18. Nicole Bower, 19. Scott Wilson, 20. Ryan Wilson, 21. Danny Dietrich, 22. Jay Reichart, 23. Brock Zearfoss, 24. Kyle Pruitt

410 sprints, 20 laps, second feature: 1
. Hodnett, 2. Kreitz Jr., 3. S. Smith, 4. Dewease, 5. Shaffer, 6. R. Smith, 7. Esh, 8. Wilt, 9. Krimes, 10. Montieth, 11. Forsythe, 12. McIntyre Jr., 13. Bohlke, 14. Wilson, 15. Bower, 16. Lafferty, 17. Wilson, 18. Marks, 19. Reichard, 20. Barger, 21. Jim Shuster, 22. Cannon, 23. Pruitt, 24. Dietrich. DNS: Zearfoss.

ARDC Midgets, 20 laps:
1. Alex Bright, 2. Steve Drevicki, 3. Trevor Kobylarz, 4. PJ Gargiulo, 5. Brenden Bright, 6. Bruce Buckwalter Jr., 7. Brett Arndt, 8. Kyle Lick, 9. Jim Radney, 10. Brett Wanner, 11. Nick Wean, 12. Tommy Kunzman, 13. Austin Burke, 14. Clayton Glassmeyer, 15. Steve Buckwalter, 16. Ryan Greth, 17. John Barnett, 18. Bill Courtwright, 19. Justin Grosz, 20. Greg Fitzpatrick

DNS: Tony Dimattia

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SETH KEARCHNER CLAIMS FIRST CAREER 358 SPRINT WIN AT TRAIL-WAY

Hanover, PA (08/15/14) –
“Finally.  Finally!!”

So said former micro-sprint driver Seth Kearchner after scoring his first career “358” sprint car win in the 25-lap feature event at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

“I’ve learned through the years to run my own pace,” said Kearchner, “And tonight I ran at my own pace.”

Kearchner’s pace was quick enough to dominate the race.  The Fairfield driver started on the pole and led every lap, while several big guns in the field had their troubles.

Trail-way points leader Brad McClelland started 12th and advanced through the field to sixth before getting involved in a three-car spin into the infield off the back stretch of lap 14.  Dwight Leppo (who was running fifth) and the lapped car of Wyatt Hinkle were also involved, and all three were able to restart at the rear.  McClelland changed a flat tire and came through the field to earn a hard charger sixth place finish.

Three-time winner Isaac Sneeringer was scheduled to start on the front row but had to go to the rear after diving in the pits before the start to connect a loose wire.  He came back through the field to finish fifth.

Invader Kevin Nouse started third and finished there, with Robbie Kendall starting fourth and finishing second.

“It’s really special when you win a race with McClelland, Kendall, Sneeringer, and Nouse in the field,” said Kearchner, “This is something.  I haven’t even won a heat race this year!”

Jeff Halligan finished fourth.

Heats for the 13 “358” sprinters were won by Randy Whisler and Kendall.

Cody Fletcher was uninjured in a spectacular flip in turn one of his qualifying event, and was unable to start the feature.

358 Sprint Cars Feature (25 Laps)
1. 30-Seth Kearchner; 2. 55-Robbie Kendall; 3. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 4. 45H-Jeffrey Halligan; 5. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 6. 6R-Brad McClelland(Hard Charger); 7. 4-Dwight Leppo; 8. 64-Randy Whisler; 9. 7m-Tyler Buchenauer; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 11. 5A-Brian Allman(DNF); 12. 00-Chris Frank(DNF); DNS: 66A-Cody Fletcher. No Time.

Lap Leaders- Seth Kearchner (1-25).

Heat 1 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 64-Randy Whisler; 2. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 3. 6R-Brad McClelland; 4. 7M-Tyler Buchenauer; 5. 00-Chris Frank; 6. 5A-Brian Allman; 7. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle.  Time 2:26.25.

Heat 2 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 55-Robbie Kendall; 2. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 3. 30-Seth Kearchner; 4. 4-Dwight Leppo; 5. 45H-Jeffrey Halligan; 6. 66-Cody Fletcher (DNF). Time 2:25.03.

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McCLELLAND BACK IN VICTORY LANE IN TRAIL-WAY 358 SPRINTS

Hanover, PA (08/08/14) –
All-time winner Brad McClelland started on the pole and led every lap for his fifth win of the year in the 25-lap “358” sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

“We’ll take it.  We got a good pill draw and the track was slick tonight,” said the Trail-Way and Central PA 358 sprint car points leader upon exiting the Steve Rucker-owned Baird Heating & Cooling/Littlestown Auto Care/Stuffle Construction/Rucker Computer #6R in victory lane, “Isaac (Sneeringer) and I are taking turns starting at the front and back.”

As for Sneeringer, last week’s winner started at the back, spun when his car jumped out of gear in turns three and four of the original start, and came back through to finish fourth.

McClelland dominated throughout, crossing 4.88 seconds ahead of Seth Kearchner at the checkered flag.

Invader Mark Bitner was third, with Cody Fletcher finishing fifth.

Heats for the 11 “358” sprinters were won by McClelland and Zach Euculano, who brought out the red flag when he flipped in turn four of the second attempt to start the race.

358 Sprint Cars Feature (25 Laps)
1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 30-Seth Kearchner; 3. 15-Mark Bitner; 4. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer(HC); 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 4-Dwight Leppo; 7. 64-Randy Whisler; 8. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 9. 7M-Tyler Buchenauer(DNF); 10. 83-Cody Fairchok(DNF); 11. 10-Zach Euculano(DNF). No Time.

Lap Leaders- Brad McClelland (1-25).

Heat 1 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 30-Seth Kearchner; 4. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 5. 64-Randy Whisler; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle.  Time 2:24.12.

Heat 2 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 10-Zach Euculano; 2. 83-Cody Fairchok; 3. 15-Mark Bitner; 4. 4-Dwight Leppo; 5.7M-Tyler Buchenauer(DNF). No Time.

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Kreitz Reclaims Williams Grove Point Lead With 60th Career Williams Grove Win

Nouse claims 4th 358 sprint win of season

8/8/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg –
Don Kreitz Jr. took back the point lead from Greg Hodnett in style at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night by claiming the 25-lap 410 sprint victory, a win that marked the 60th of his career at the historic oval.

In total, Kreitz took home over $4,100 for the win including $50 in lap money and a $500 bonus for winning from the fifth row.

Kevin Nouse scored his fourth 358 sprint car feature of the season to end the night, strengthening his point lead over Adrian Shaffer.

After a false initial start, original fourth starter Austin Hogue of Dover motored into the lead at the start of the 410 sprint main over Davey Sammons.

Hogue and Sammons inherited the front row for the beginning of the race after the false start was called on Brock Zearfoss and Nicole Bower.

The caution flag unfurled with three laps completed for a spin by Lance Dewease in the second corner and the restart turned into a red for a four-car accident in the third corner.

The restart had seen Rick Lafferty jump to Sammons’ inside as the pair exited the second turn and at that time Lafferty slammed the inside rail.

After a second of normalcy for Lafferty down the backstretch, his car went sideways into the third turn with obvious front end difficulties and the end result saw the red unfurl after contact with fifth runner Zearfoss, sixth runner Ryan Smith and eighth runner Brian Montieth.

Kreitz restarted fourth behind Hogue, Sammons and Curt Michael.

Michael took second when action resumed with Kreitz following suit a lap later before taking over second spot on the seventh tour.

For the next 10 laps or so Kreitz was unable to close on leader Hogue before seeming to come to life not long after the 10 to go mark.

After trying numerous lanes and lines around the track and failing to close, Kreitz was suddenly in the hunt and after challenging Hogue for control on the 19th and 20th tour, he used a patented inside turn two move on the 21st tour to drive into the lead.

He then drove uncontested to his second win of the year at the track over Hogue, Michael, 15th starter Doug Esh and 14th starter Alan Krimes.

Sixth through 10th went to Pat Cannon, Glenndon Forsythe, Lance Dewease, Sammons and Steve Buckwalter.

Heats for the 27-car field went to Nicole Bower, Brian Montieth and Pat Cannon while Cory Haas took the consolation race.

The 20-lap 358 sprint main was red flagged with two laps completed, again for a third turn crash.  

Before the stoppage DJ Montgomery had led the first lap before giving way to Jay Galloway.

Galloway continued to hold the lead for five more laps before 12th starting point leader Kevin Nouse took control of the race.  

Nouse stretched it out for the next 10 laps before seeing his advantage shrink with three laps to go when Matt Campbell and Adrian Shaffer closed the gap on the high cushion.

Nevertheless Nouse took the victory for his fourth checkers of the season at the track.

Campbell was second followed by Shaffer, Scott Fisher and Chris Arnold.

Heats for the 15-car field went to Doug Hammaker and Shaffer.

August 8, 2014 Feature Finish:
410 sprints, 25 laps:
1. Don Kreitz Jr., 2. Austin Hogue, 3. Curt Michael, 4. Doug Esh, 5. Alan Krimes, 6. Pat Cannon, 7. Glenndon Forsythe, 8. Lance Dewease, 9. Davey Sammons, 10. Steve Buckwalter, 11. Mark Smith, 12. Adam Wilt, 13. Nicole Bower, 14. Troy Fraker, 15. Todd Allen, 16. Kyle Pruitt, 17. Cory Haas, 18. Rick Lafferty, 19. Brock Zearfoss, 20. Ryan Smith, 21. Brian Montieth, 22. Jordan Givler, 23. Ryan Wilson, 24. Jay Reichard

DNQ: Tyler Bear, Jim Shuster, Tom Huppunen

358 sprints, 20 laps:
1. Kevin Nouse, 2. Matt Campbell, 3. Adrian Shaffer, 4. Scott Fisher, 5. Chris Arnold, 6. Doug Hammaker, 7. Kody Lehman, 8. DJ Montgomery, 9. Leah Starner, 10. Matt Findley, 11. Brie Hershey, 12. Jay Galloway, 13. Rich Eichelberger, 14. Brian Garland

DNS: Tony Smolenyak

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Point Title Chase In Final Weeks

Mechanicsburg, PA August 7, 2014

With three shows remaining for the 2014 Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series, the point titles are still available in all three divisions.

The Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Models have a two-car fight for the title.  Alan Sagi, in his first season of Williams Grove Speedway 358 Late Model competition, leads the points.  He has a 160-point lead over Jake Jones.  Wes Alleman, the 2013 champion, is third trailing Sagi by 440 points.

There is a close chase for the crown in the Aquafun Pools Street Stocks.  Jeff Haag maintains a 100-point advantage over Kevin Sigler.  Haag has four victories to Sigler’s two.

The Blazer Body Shop Super Sportsman have tour races remaining following the completion of the Saturday Night Series.  Currently Frankie Herr, the defending champion, has a slim 30-point lead over Mike Enders.  Chad Trout is third, 210 points behind Herr.

This Saturday Williams Grove Speedway will host another Saturday Night Series event featuring the Super Sportsman, 358 Late Models, and Street Stocks.  Racing action begins at 6:30.  Adult admission is five dollars with children 12 and under free.

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Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
FINAL
1. Alan Krimes 6260
2. Brian Montieth 5990
3. Jim Siegel 5985
4. Cory Haas 5960
5. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 5740
6. Robbie Kendall 5415
7. Kyle Moody 5180
8. Billy Dietrich 5075
9. Danny Dietrich 5070
10. Freddie Rahmer  5005
 358 sprint cars

Aug. 30

1. Chase Dietz 5275
2. Niki Young 5180
3. Chandler Leiby 4835
4. Matt Campbell 4665
5. Brie Hershey 4535
6. Ashley Cappetta 4325
7. Matt Findley 4320
8. Doug Hammaker 4155
9. Zach Euculano 4010
10. Jeff Rohrbaugh 3990
 

 

Williams Grove

410s

Seept. 18

1. Don Kreitz Jr. 4760
2. Greg Hodnett 4740
3. Lance Dewease 4250
4. Alan Krimes 4170
5. Brian Montieth  4010
6. Ryan Smith 3785
7. Doug Esh 3655
8. Brent Marks 3465
9. Cory Haas 3080
10. Stevie Smith 3060

358 sprint cars

Sept. 18

1. Kevin Nouse 3030
2. Adrian Shaffer 2680
3. Matt Campbell 2285
4. Kody Lehman 2235
5. Doug Hammaker 2235
6. Brie Hershey 1880
7. Chandler Leiby 1865
8. Scott Fisher 1830
9. Jay Galloway 1725
10. Rich Eichelberger 1615

 

 Super Sportsman

FINAL
1. Frankie Herr 4950
2. Mike Enders  4820
3. Scott Dellinger 4555
4. Chad Trout 4525
5. Scott Geesey 4450
6. Russ Mitten 4360
7. Steve Fannasy 4280
8. Gregg Foster 4030
9. Steve Wilbur 3925
10. Chad Criswell 3920

 

Port Royal

Aug. 30

1. Rick Lafferty 4825
2. Chad Layton 4825
3. Mike Erdley 4775
4. Blane Heimbach 4705
5. Greg Hodnett 4505
6. Mike Wagner 4445
7. Dylan Cisney 4180
8. Curt Stroup  4145
9. Doug Esh 4135
10. Nate Snyder  3930
 

Selinsgrove
360 sprint cars

Aug. 22
1. Mark Smith 4985
2. T.J. Stutts  4695
3. Jason Shultz 3835
4. Ryan Kissinger 3620
5. Derek Locke 3420
6. Davie Franek 3125
7. Cody Keller  2970
8. Brock Zearfoss 2925
9. Mike Walter 2890
10.  Colby Womer  2790

 

 

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