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Chad Criswell Scores Sportsman Win

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 3/29/2015 - Brian Montieth lived up to his nickname “The Edge” as he blasted around the outside on the high-banks of Lincoln Speedway during the early stages of Sunday’s 25-lap 410 sprint car main and then used a slide job on Greg Hodnett to assume command with 16 laps complete. Montieth then had to fend off challenges from Hodnett following a late race restart before posting his 45th career Lincoln Speedway feature win

It was the second Sunday program of the season after bad weather on Saturday forced track owners to utilize the Sunday raindate.

Montieth lined up fifth following a first lap lineup rework following a red flag for a multi car pileup in turn two after Robbie Kendall spun and collected Mike Bittinger, Glenndon Forsythe, Tyler Ross and Scott Fisher 

Polesitter Austin Hogue led lap one before third-starting Hodnett powered by off the second turn to take control.

Hodnett, who won the Icebreaker 30 season opener two weeks ago, set a torrid pace on the top side of the speedway as Hogue, Brent Marks and Montieth were locked in a tight battle for the runner-up spot.

Montieth rocketed from fourth spot into second during the 12th lap after driving by Marks in turn two and then blasting around Hogue to take second.

“I just got lucky,” said the Phoenixville driver after earning $3,200 for the Jerry Parrish owned team. “I knew Greg was going to be tough because he wasn’t happy about that restart lineup and neither was I.”

“The inside row isn’t where you wanted to be. I knew I had to do something. For what the weather is, Fred (Putney) did a good job with the race track. Those guys are working against the weather. If you work outside, you know what I’m talking about. They are doing their best and trying to give us something to race on.”

Hodnett was working heavy lapped traffic just past the midway point of the event as Montieth chewed into his lead lap after lap.

Montieth put the race winning move on Hodnett with a slide job in turn four and emerged as the race leader with 16 laps complete.

Disaster nearly struck Montieth after he made contact with Aaron Ott in turn three, resulting in a caution for Ott.

Montieth entered turn one on the restart low as Hodnett pounded the outside looking to regain the lead. Hodnett stayed with the leader and attempted to slide in front of Montieth’s Auto Locater No. 21 in turn two on lap 22 but Montieth had the momentum and drove off the corner ahead of Hodnett and held on for the feature win.

“It (the track) started to go away and I knew the rubber was going to go away so I was going to make Greg try and go around the outside of me, as weird as that sounds,” said Montieth about the late race restart. “We’re going to try to be better this year as far as my head wise and see what we can do with it.”

“I can’t say much more about this team. A couple of weeks ago was the first I’ve sat in this thing since we last raced in October and they’ve done their homework. They make my life fun.”

Following the top two finishers were Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Hogue and Marks with Freddie Rahmer, Jim Siegel, Niki Young, Mark Smith and Cory Haas completing the top 10 finishers.

Heats for the 32 410 Sprints were won by Brent Marks, Cory Haas, Austin Hogue and Robbie Kendall. The consolation was won by Shane Hoff.

Chad Criswell started on the pole of the 25-lap Super Sportsman feature and held off a hard charging Carmen Perigo, Jr. to score his first career Super Sportsman opening day win.

Criswell held the point early over Doug Dodson and Frankie Herr and held the point through several early race yellows.

Following a lap eight restart, Herr got into the back of Dodson, sending Dodson towards the back of the field and eventually to the pits.

Perigo started sixth and moved into the runner-up spot following the mid-way portion of the race but was unable make a pass on the Martinsburg, W.V. driver.

Perigo, Herr, Steve Wilbur and Scott Geesey finished in the top five followed by Kevin Nouse, Mike Enders, Scott Dellinger, Paul Miller and Bobby Hockenberry.Mike Enders, Carmen Perigo, Jr. and Scott Geesey were heat race winners for the 27 Super Sportsman pitside. The consolation went to Tom Wyckoff.

Lincoln Speedway returns to action Saturday night, April 4th with the Spring Championship for the 410 Sprints, paying $5,000 to win, $325 to start. Also on the program will be the 358 sprints. Race time will be 6 PM, with gates opening at 4 PM.

March 29, 2015

410 SPRINTS FEATURE (25 laps) 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett; 3. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 19M-Brent Marks; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 92-Niki Young; 9. M1-Mark Smith; 10. 11C-Cory Haas; 11. 14-Lance Dewease; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich; 13. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 14. 1-Tim Wagaman; 15. 25-Aaron Ott (DNF); 16. 99M-Kyle Moody (DNF); 17. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 18. 69-Shane Hoff (DNF); 19. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF); 20. 22-Cole Duncan (DNF); 21. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 22/ 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 23. 5-Tyler Ross ((DNF); 24. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Austin Hogue (1), Greg Hodnett (2-15), Brian Montieth (16-25)

SUPER SPORTSMAN FEATURE (25 laps) - 1. 55C-Chad Criswell; 2. 93-Carmen Perigo, Jr.; 3. 99-Franke Herr; 4. 17G-Steve Wilbur; 5. 41-Scott Geesey; 6. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 7. 3B-Mike Enders; 8. 30-Scott Dellinger; 9. 58-Paul Miller; 10. 25-Bobby Hockenberry; 11. 7C-Chad Trout; 12. 75-Kenny Edkin; 13. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 14. 77w-Tom Wyckoff; 15. 99C-Chad Smith; 16. 7B-Timmie Barrick; 17. 54-Doug Dodson (DNF); 18. 14-Nate Young (2 laps down); 19. 32-Gregg Foster (DNF); 20. 11-Steve Fantasy (DNF); 21. 77-Russ Mitten (DNF); 22. 19-Devin Beidel (DNF); 23. 222-Jay Fantasy (DNF); 24. 91-Lanny Hake. (DNF) No Time

Lap Leaders - Chad Criswell (1-25)



Dietrich Wins Second Williams Grove Opening Day Event



Mechanicsburg –Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg scored his second career Williams Grove Speedway Opening Day sprint car victory on Friday night, taking a $3,600 victory over Steve Buckwalter.

In the super late model main, Nick Dickson of McVeytown wired the field for a 20-lap victory over Gary Stuhler.

Polesitter Mark Smith took the lead over Aaron Ott at the start of the 25-lap 410 sprint main with Dietrich holding down third spot.

The first 20 laps of the race went non-stop with Ott withdrawing on the 15th circuit amid a hectic race at the front between Smith, Dietrich, Alan Krimes and Buckwalter

Dietrich was able to sneak into the lead at the line over Smith to score the 16th circuit before Smith stuffed his car back out in front in the first corner with Krimes in third.

Dietrich was one of the few cars making the outside groove work to his advantage and he used it to retake control with seven laps to go as Buckwalter got by Krimes for third.

Buckwalter motored by Smith on the 19th tour as 17th starter Brian Montieth entered the fray after catching the fan’s eyes with a ripping run around the topside from the rear.

The races only caution flag unfurled with four laps to go when Krimes fell out of contention, breaking in the second corner. 

The race that many thought may develop between Montieth and the leaders on the restart never materialized over the final two miles as Dietrich drove away at the new green for his second lidlifter win having taken his first in 2012. 

The victory was Dietrich’s 10th at the historic oval. 

Buckwalter rode home second followed by Montieth, Mark Smith and 12th starter Greg Hodnett.

Sixth through 10th went to Lance Dewease, Brent Marks, Freddie Rahmer, Lucas Wolfe and Cory Haas.

Heats for the 23-car field went to Krimes, Dietrich and Wolfe. 

Dickson etched his name in the Williams Grove super late model record books for the first time in his career by holding off Gary Stuhler the entire way in the late model main.

Jeff Rine rode third for the entire distance as did Jerry Bard in fourth.York’s Rick Eckert started 10th in the field and drove up to fifth at the finish.

Sixth through 10th went to Jason Covert, Kyle Hardy, Dylan Yoder, ene Knaub and Ross Robinson.

Heats for 17 cars in action went to Dickson and Eckert.

March 27, 2015 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Steve Buckwalter, 3. Brian Montieth, 4. Mark Smith, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Brent Marks, 8. Freddie Rahmer, 9. Lucas Wolfe, 10. Cory Haas, 11. Rick Lafferty, 12. Brock Zearfoss, 13. Austin Hogue, 14. Glenndon Forsythe, 15. Rodney Westhafer, 16. Wayne Dadetto, 17. Alan Krimes, 18. Ryan Smith, 19. Nicole Bower, 20. Aaron Ott, 21. Pat Cannon, 22. Ryan Wilson, 23. Brandon Rahmer.

Late models, 20 laps: 1. Nick Dickson, 2. Gary Stuhler, 3. Jeff Rine, 4. Jerry Bard, 5. Rick Eckert, 6. Jason Covert, 7. Kyle Hardy, 8. Dylan Yoder, 9. Gene Knaub, 10. Ross Robinson, 11. Andy Haus, 12. Coleby Frye, 13. Derrick Casner, 14. Chris Casner, 15. Pancho Lawler, 16. Tim Wilson, 17. Mike Lupfe.


March 26 And 28 Port Royal Programs Cancelled, New Practice Slated April 1

Starting Times April 4 & 11 Moved To 5 PM 

Port Royal – Impending afternoon rain has forced Port Royal Speedway to cancel the Thursday, March 26 practice session slated for tonight from 6 – 9 pm. 

With afternoon and late day rains and a storm front predicted on a work night when the practice was slated, it seemed the most prudent move was to call off the practice in plenty of time for everyone involved to plan accordingly.

Beyond that, the extreme harsh winter temperatures expected Saturday in the area has also forced officials to again cancel the planned season opener slated for Saturday night, March 28.

Again, with nighttime lows both Friday and Saturday nights slated for around 20 and a high of 36 forecast for Saturday, prudence has dictated the move in an effort to protect the new racing surface, the racers and their equipment and the fans themselves.

Thus, the 2015 Port Royal season opener is now planned for next Saturday, April 4 with a moved up starting time of 5 pm. 

And another attempt at a practice session will be made, next Wednesday night, April 1, from 6 – 9 pm.  The practice will be open to any division slated to appear on the 2015 schedule of events.

On Saturday, April 4, racing action at 5 pm will include 410 sprints, super late models and the first appearance of the year by the River Valley Builders 305 sprints under the PASS banner.

April 4 will be Easter Night at the speedway with the first 200 youth entering the main grandstand receiving a free chocolate Easter rabbit.  In addition, a youth egg scramble will be held in the infield just prior to the heat races.

Also at the opener, the first 600 fans entering the main grandstand will receive a free 2015 schedule magnet courtesy of Juniata Beverage.

The 410 sprint winner’s share for the opener is $3,600 including $100 of which is posted in honor of late speedway champion Richard “Dick” “Pete” Swarmer as posted by his son Steve.

The super late models will compete for $2,000 to win in the opener.

All division’s heats and feature events will find starting grids set by draw.


Port Royal Slates Practice Date March 26, Opener March 28



Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway has planned a practice session for Thursday night, March 26 from 6 – 9 pm, weather permitting.

The practice session will be open to any division that is slated to compete at the track in 2015.

The decision to implement this practice date comes after all three prior attempts at practice sessions earlier in March have been weathered-out.

The practice session will take place just two nights before the newly slated 2015 season opening racing program, on March 28 at 6 pm.

The March 28 opener will feature the 410 sprints, super late models and the Gray’s Auto & Towing 355-econo late models.

March 28 will also be Camera & Autograph Night at the track when the purchase of a general admission ticket will gain fans access to the pit area for a limited time prior to warm ups.

The 410 sprint winner’s share for the opener recently increased from $3,500 to $3,600 in honor of late speedway champion Richard “Dick” “Pete” Swarmer.

Swarmer’s son Steve, a former competitor himself, has posted the $100 increase in honor of the elder Swarmer’s opening day victory some 50 years ago, in 1965.

The super late models will also compete for an increased payday in the opener, set at $2,000 to win.

Adult general admission for the March 28 show will be $15 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for just $7.

General admission gates will open at 4 pm.

Season seats and passes remain on sale at the speedway office as well. Office hours are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with times available on the oval’s website.



Hodnett Takes Home $4,000 payday in 2015 Season-Opener

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 3/15/2015 – After being forced to cancel its first three scheduled races of the 2015 racing season due to snow and cold weather, Lincoln Speedway officially kicked off the racing season Sunday afternoon, March 15th, with Greg Hodnett surviving a marathon Icebreaker 30 feature event to add his name to opening day winners at the Pigeon Hills oval.

Using the Sunday rain date after a Saturday rainout, a large crowd of fans came out to watch the 410 Sprinters in action as Hodnett missed several early crashes and held on to score the win in the 30 lap feature that took well over an hour to complete.

“I was just in survival mode,” stated the Spring Grove driver after earning $4,000 for his 28th career Lincoln Speedway feature win. “The track was very tricky, obviously due to circumstances…but the guys did a great job with the car.”

“They freed up it and I knew I was going to be free pretty much the whole race but that was the only way that I figured we could make any headway so it worked out for us.”

Hodnett’s win moved him into a tie with Van May for 10th place on Lincoln Speedway’s all-time track win list.

The first feature of 2015 took four starts to get an official lap in the books.

Niki Young flipped in turn one on the initial green flag. A second red flag came on the ensuing restart when front row starters Freddie Rahmer and Chase Dietz tangled on the frontstrech. Last year’s opening day winner Adam Wilt was also caught up in the crash.

Tim Glatfelter brought out the red flag on the third restart, flipping on the front stretch after contact with Chris Knopp and Scott Fisher.

Billy Dietrich finally grabbed the top spot when the first lap was scored, but, a yellow for Brian Montieth, who sat sideways off turn two slowed action with three laps complete.

Billy Dietrich continued to set the pace over Hodnett, who originally started sixth on the grid when another yellow for Rahmer slowed the pace once again after seven laps were scored.

Hodnett shot under Billy Dietrich entering turn one on the restart, emerging as the race leader before Aaron Ott hit the wall in turn two resulting in a fuel stop.

Billy Dietrich rolled to a stop on the restart as Hodnett continued to set the pace when another yellow flag appeared with 12 laps down for a stopped Fisher in turn four.

Montieth spun on the restart bringing out the final caution of the day.

The final 18 laps went non-stop as Hodnett drove the Mike Heffner owned, Lelands.com, Trone Outdoor, Eagle Steel No. 27 sprinter away from the field.

Hodnett was slowed up late in the event when he caught the rear of the field but maintained a near straightaway advantage when he crossed under the checkered flag to officially score the first win in Central Pennsylvania this season.

“The 51 (Rahmer) and 44 (Dietz) were kind of bouncing around jockeying for position even before we took off so it was inevitable to happen because it’s a pretty narrow race track down here on the front straightaway…unfortunately those guys got tied up in it and it worked out for us and moved us up a row,” said Hodnett. “It wasn’t the raciest I’ve ever been but we just kind of bided our time and made sure we didn’t do anything stupid to take ourselves out of contention.”

“Everyone that helps on this car did a nice job and I’m just fortunate to be standing here. Normally here I’m just not that good here. We just lucked out. Hopefully it’s not a bad omen because sometimes when you win early in the year, you get to struggling in the middle and end of the year. Hopefully that doesn’t happen and we can keep this thing going.”

Kyle Moody raced home in the runner-up spot ahead of Robbie Kendall, Brent Marks and 20th starting Cory Haas with defending track champion Alan Krimes sixth ahead of Montieth, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Danny Dietrich and Cole Duncan.

Heat races for the 30 410 Sprints pitside were won by Mike Bittinger, Chris Knopp and Bill Dietrich. Last year’s opening day winner Adam Wilt won the consolation.

Lincoln Speedway will switch to night racing next Saturday, March 21st, with a 410 Sprint and 358 late model doubleheader. Race time will be 6 PM, with gates opening at 4 PM.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A-MAIN I410 SPRINTS (30 laps) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett ($4,000), 2. 99M-Kyle Moody; 3. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 4. 19M-Brent Marks; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 21-Brian Montieth; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich; 10. 22-Cole Duncan; 11. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 12. 69-Shane Hoff; 13. 5-Tyler Ross; 14. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 15. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 16. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 17. 25-Aaron Ott; 18. 6K-Chris Knopp (DNF); 19. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 20. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 21. 39-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 22. 44-Chase Dietz (DNF); 23. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 24. Niki Young (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders - Billy Dietrich (1-7), Greg Hodnett (8-30).

Heat One (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 12-Mike Bittinger; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody; 4. 44-Chase Dietz; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 22-Cole Duncan; 7. 15-Adam Wilt; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich; 9. 36D-Wayne Dadetto; 10. 14-Lance Dewease (DNF). Time-2:26.00

Heat Two (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 6K-Chris Knopp; 2.39-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 92-Niki Young; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 21-Brian Montieth; 8. 52-Austin Hogue (DNF); 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 10. 5-Tyler Ross (DNF). No Time

Heat Three (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 8-Bill Dietrich; 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 25-Aaron Ott; 4. 51- Freddie Rahmer; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 11C-
Cory Haas; 8. 33-Curt Stroup; 9. 69-Shane Hoff; 10. 91-David Quackenbush. Time-2:23.00

Consolation (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 69-Shane Hoff; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 33-Curt Stroup; 8. 52-Austin Hogue; 9. 91-David Quackenbush; 10. 36D-Wayne Dadetto; 11. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 12. 14-Lance Dewease (DNS). No Time

Port Royal Cancels March 20/21 Weekend



Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway has been forced to cancel its already pushed back season opening weekend slated for March 20 and 21.

Continued rock-hard frozen ground and extremely poor grounds and track surface conditions have made the cancellation of the Friday practice session and Saturday opener a necessity.  

“It’s clear as we are now a week away from what we had hoped to be the opener that there is just no way we can even think about using the grounds or track in a week,” Port Royal Promoter Steve O’Neal said.

This means the season opener is now slated for Saturday evening, March 28 at 6 pm when the 410 sprints, super late models and the Gray’s Auto & Towing 355-econo late models are again on the schedule.

March 28 will also be Camera & Autograph Night at the track when the purchase of a general admission ticket will gain fans access to the pit area for a limited time prior to warm ups.

The 410 sprint winner’s share for the opener recently increased from $3,500 to $3,600 in honor of late speedway champion Richard “Dick” “Pete” Swarmer.

Swarmer’s son Steve, a former competitor himself, has posted the $100 increase in honor of the elder Swarmer’s opening day victory some 50 years ago, in 1965.

The super late models will also compete for an increased payday in the opener, set at $2,000 to win.

Adult general admission for the show will be $15 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for just $7.

General admission gates will open at 4 pm.

The possibility of a practice session at the track is being evaluated for the week of March 30 with an announcement regarding a date and time in the offing.

Season seats and passes remain on sale at the speedway office as well. Office hours are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with times available on the oval’s website.



Weather Permitting, Parking Biggest Challenge For Season-Opening Icebreaker 30

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 3/13/ – As of Saturday afternoon, March 14th, Lincoln Speedway promoters are set to run the season-opening Icebreaker 30 tomorrow afternoon, Sunday, March 15th.

Thawing snow, and rain, have made the parking areas tricky. Fans should be aware of the parking conditions and use their best judgment as to where to park if they plan to attend.

Any additional rain leading up to the Sunday opener would hurt any chances of getting the show in.

Gates will open at noon, with 410 sprint heats set to get underway at 2 PM.


Port Royal Opens In Two Weeks

Sprint Winner’s Share Upped In Honor Of Swarmer



Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway continues in its hope to open the 2015 season coming up on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21.

Slated for Friday, March 20 from 6 – 9 pm will be a practice session that is open to any division on the 2015 Port Royal slate of events.

And then the 2015 Season Opener will take place one day later on Saturday, March 21 at 6 pm.

The March 21 season lidlifter will feature the 410 sprints, the super late models and the 355 econo-late models.

The 410 sprint winner’s share has just been increased for the opener from $3,500 to $3,600 in honor of late speedway champion Richard “Dick” “Pete” Swarmer.

Swarmer’s son Steve, a former competitor himself, has posted the $100 increase in honor of the elder Swarmer’s opening day victory some 50 years ago, in 1965.

While the 410 sprints will now race for $3,600 to win, the late models will compete for a $2,000 payday.

Adult general admission for the show will be $15 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for just $7.  

Port Royal rounds out March with the same divisions in action for a Camera & Autograph Night on March 28 at 6 pm.

For the price of a general admission ticket on March 28, fans will be permitted to enter the pit area for a set amount of time prior to warm ups.

In other news, the updated Port Royal general rules have now been posted on the speedway website for review.

Season seats and passes remain on sale at the speedway office as well. Office hours are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with times available on the oval’s website.



ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 3/4/15 – The snow was melting, but the pending snow storm forecast for the Central Pennsylvania area Thursday is coming at just the wrong time, forcing Lincoln Speedway promoters to postpone the 2015 Season-opening Icebreaker 30 for 410 sprints back another week until Sat., March 14th.

In addition, there will be the scheduled open practice session for other divisions.

A rain date is available the following day, Sun., March 15th at 2 PM if needed. Gates open at noon, racing at 2 PM.


March Brings Williams Grove Speedway Opening Day



Mechanicsburg – We are within the month for the first events of the 2015 season at Williams Grove Speedway as March dawns on the Cumberland County oval.  

Opening Day is set for Friday, March 27 at 7:30 pm, featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the exciting super late models along with a fireworks display.

Adult general admission for the prestigious season opener is set at just $15 with youth ages 12 – 20 admitted for just $10.

A test and tune program will pre-date the season opener, taking place at 1 pm on Sunday, March 22.  The session will be open to 410 and 358 sprints, super sportsman, 358 late models and street stocks.

Admission to the infield for the practice session is free.   

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will of course be the big ticket to see all season long at Williams Grove Speedway.

The popular 410 sprints are slated to race in 34 programs during the 2015 Williams Grove season with the usual cast of big events dotting the slate.

The 358 sprint cars will launch their 2015 campaign along with the 410 sprints on April 10 before returning 13 more more times during the season including three occasions when they will join forces to compete with the URC 360-powered sprints.

The first big Williams Grove race of the season comes up on April 17 when the Spring Classic Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial is staged as a kickoff to the 2015 Hoosier Diamond Series of races at the track.

The Hoosier Diamond Series will include 11 events with a posted $5,000 going to the series champion at series end.

The World of Outlaws 410 sprint cars will be back at Williams Grove Speedway with an expanded schedule in 2015 as the prestigious, heralded National Open gets expanded to a three-day race party.

The 53rd annual Williams Grove Speedway National Open races will take place Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2 with the finale being staged on Saturday, October 3.

Thursday and Friday’s shows will pay $10,000 to win with the Open itself paying $50,000 to the champion on Saturday when the oval champion is crowned.  

The May weekend WoO stand spans May 15 and 16.

The Summer Nationals for the World of Outlaws will take place July 24 and 25.

The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints will be hosted at Williams Grove on two occasions during the season, first appearing on April 24 and then again on June 12.  

The kickoff of the 2015 Saturday Night Series featuring the super sportsman is slated for Saturday, May 2.


Port Royal Openers Moved To March 20 & 21, Continued Winter Weather Forces Early Cancellation



Port Royal – The continuation of late winter weather has forced Port Royal Speedway to cancel all planned racing activity at the oval until Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21.  Falling by the wayside are March 7 and 13 practice sessions and the original Opening Day program that was to be March 14.

On tap Friday, March 20 from 6 – 9 pm will be a practice session that is open to any division on the 2015 Port Royal slate of events.

And then the newly scheduled 2015 Season Opener will take place one day later on Saturday, March 21 at 6 pm.

The March 21 season lidlifter will feature the 410 sprints, the super late models and the 355 econo-late models.

The 410 sprints will race for $3,500 to win while the late models compete for a $2,000 payday.

Adult general admission for the show will be $15 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for just $7.  



SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway’s 70th year celebration will feature a variety of open wheel and stock car events with 27 race dates dotting the 2015 schedule.

The season kicks off with the track’s annual Motorsports Show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Selinsgrove Sunday, March 1 through Friday, March 6. Teams interested in placing their race cars in the show please call 570.523.8420 before Feb. 25.

Racing at the historic half-mile clay oval starts Saturday, March 14, with the annual Race of Champions (RoC) Ice Breaker 40 for big block modifieds paying $5,000 to win. Also on the opening day 2 p.m. racing card will be the sportsman modifieds. The rain date, if needed, will be Sunday, March 15.

The first regular show of the season featuring the Mach 1 Chassis 360 sprint cars, Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center super late models, and A&A Auto Stores pro stocks and roadrunners will be spun off at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4.

Weekly racing will continue through mid-September with the United Racing Club (May 2, June 6, June 20, Aug. 1), Empire Super Sprints (April 11, May 16), and Patriot Sprint Tour (June 13) joining the track’s 360 sprint cars for several Saturday night stops during the season.

On Saturday, May 9, the speedway will host “Pack The Track Night” featuring $5 general admission for adults and students for a complete four-division racing program! Kids 11 years of age and younger are admitted FREE in the grandstand and bleacher areas for every event at Selinsgrove Speedway again this year.

The speedway’s three crown jewel events, the National Open races for the 360 sprint cars (June 20), super late models (Sept. 6), and 410 sprint cars (Sept. 19) will each pay $10,000 to win.

Mach 1 Chassis of Mechanicsburg will be the title sponsor of the 15th annual 360 sprint car National Open, with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series returning to sanction the 17th annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model National Open weekend Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6. The 33rd annual 410 sprint car Open will again honor the memory of former five-time sprint car champion Jim Nace.

The 410 sprint cars will also compete at Selinsgrove in the Ray Tilley Classic May 24 and Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial PA Speedweek Finale July 5. The popular super sportsman and 305 sprint cars will join the 410 sprint cars on each of those programs to round out the open wheel tripleheaders.

Selinsgrove Ford, the speedway’s official pace truck sponsor, will also be the title sponsor of the second annual Kramer Cup for 360 sprint cars Aug. 1. The $2,573-to-win sprint car race, a tribute to the late Hall of Fame driver Kramer Williamson, will be preceded by the Selinsgrove Market Street Race Car Parade at 4 p.m. Teams interested in participating in the race car parade please contact Kelly Long at 570.374.8131.


Port Royal Is The Place For Sprints And Lates In 2015!

Schedule starts March 14, ends with three-week October run featuring sprints!



Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway is the place to be for sprint car and late model racing during the upcoming 2015 racing season, set to kick off in March before ending with a three-week run on October 10, 17 and 24.

The just released 2015 slate of events features nearly 40 total sprint car events including competition for 410 sprints, 305 sprints, URC sprints and the super sportsman.

And the super late models have been taken up a notch for the year ahead with their total shows jumping up to 22 in total to go along with some 14 shows for the now popular yet relatively new 355-econo late models.

Also appearing will be xtreme stocks, legends, four cylinders and the All American Outlaws.

The season gets started at Port Royal on Saturday, March 14 at 6 pm with the 410 sprints and super late models, paying $3,500 and $2,000 to win, respectively.

Back in the fold this season at Port Royal will be the USAC, All Stars and World of Outlaws sprint cars.

Under the leadership of new series owner Tony Stewart, the Port Royal All Stars invasions on April 25 for the Bob Weikert Memorial and for the two-day Tuscarora 50 races in September should be bigger and better than ever.

The wingless stars of USAC will return to the oval on June 6 along with the popular ARDC Midgets and the EMMR/Penn Central Racing Reunion.

And the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will put an exclamation point on the 2015 season with the final oval show of the year on October 25.

But before that October 25 WoO finale, here’s some notes to know about the year ahead at Port Royal Speedway:

October will be big! The outlaws will end it but the month starts Oct. 10 with the Blue Collar Classic for Keystone RaceSaver 305 sprints followed by Open Wheel Madness on Oct. 17 featuring the 410 sprints and the return of the URC Sprints.  The Oct. 17 show will merge two popular events at the oval as the grounds host Port Royal Fall Foliage Days, a local trademark craft and fall festival during the daytime, followed by a big Open Wheel Madness show featuring a knockout sprint twin bill with exciting formats to be announced!

UFO Late Models Are Back! The revived UFO Late Model circuit hits the track twice in 2015, featuring big late model stars racing for big late model money including in the Butch Renninger Memorial to start the Juniata County Fair on September 5.  A revision to an earlier announced Port Royal date now has the series visiting the track on June 20 instead of in May.

Old Reliables!  The Bob Weikert Memorial is bigger and better this year, paying $15,000 to win for a 40-lap feature on April 25. Pennsylvania Speedweek is July 4.  The Dream Race is August 8. Labor Day again features daytime sprint racing on September 7 with the two-day Tuscarora 50 races ending the week Friday and Saturday.

Established promotions return!  Back for another year on the schedule due to their successes in previous seasons is a number of favorite fan nights including Fan Appreciation on June 13 featuring $10 adult general admission, Free Student Night May 2, Moon Shine Camo Night May 30, Kids Night July 11, EMS Night July 18, Salute To The Military Night August 1, a pair of $1Hot Dog Nights on April 11 and August 15 and four Camera and Autograph Nights.

Memorial Saturday stays big!  For the third year in a row the Memorial Day Saturday program will feature the Fallen Heroes Championships for 410 sprints and super late models plus 305 sprints and Fireworks on May 23 along with Pepsi and Packer’s Concessions Night.

Other stock car races to watch! A super late model championship will be run July 11 while other highlights include the Late Model Speedweek Charlie Grinestaff Memorial on May 30 including 410 sprints, Manufacturer’s Appreciation August 1and inclusion in the Dream Race August 8.  Econo lates will have championship races on June 6 and September 12 plus a manufacturer’s race on July 18.  An xtreme stock championship is slated for August 1.

ITTPA Tractor Pulls! A pair of dates for the Interstate Truck and Tractor Pullers are again slated at the track, on June 27 and September 6 during the Juniata County Fair. Both shows have been proven to be wildly exciting and crowd pleasing.

Last but not least! The annual Juniata County Fair is always chock full of racing including on Labor Day, the Tuscarora 50 and the fair opener.  But again this year a Demolition Derby is set for Labor Day evening while the afternoon Labor races feature free fair admission and JUST $10 race admission.  Free fair admission is also again being offered for the two-day Tuscarora 50 races on September 11 and 12.


Super Late Models Making Noise On 2015 Port Royal Schedule

Season Seats And Passes Remain On Sale



Port Royal – The 2015 Port Royal Speedway slate of events is beginning to take shape with opening day slated for Saturday, March 14 at 6 pm, featuring the 410 sprints and super late models.

In all, just shy of 30 total race dates and a pair of Interstate Truck and Tractor Pullers-sanctioned pulling events are in the offing with still a few dates and divisions to be determined.

The STP World of Outlaws sprint cars will again return to the historic venue to close out the season on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

Other national and regional touring sprint car groups are slated to appear with more definitive information regarding those shows yet to be announced.  

Big developments recently announced regarding the 2015 Port Royal agenda revolves around the oval’s standout super late model competition.

A pair of Port Royal crown jewels for super late models has been announced as part of the revived UFO super late model series and the super lates will again take part in the annual late model speedweek series.

The "New" UFo Championship Tour has released its initial 2015 slate of events including a pair that will take place at Port Royal.

The schedule includes 10 events over 12 nights. The yet-to-be finalized UFo Championship schedule will include up to 14 events for the upcoming season and a season-ending points bonus fund for the top finishing drivers.

Hesston Speedway, Dog Hollow Speedway, Tyler County Speedway and Port Royal Speedway have included the tour in their major super late model 2015 race schedule.

The Port Royal Fallen Heroes Championship for UFO super late models will pay $2,000 to win on Saturday, May 23 while the annual Butch Renninger Memorial 33-lap event will pay at least $3,300 to win on Saturday, September 5, serving as the annual Juniata County Fair Opener.

Both Port Royal events will be companion races to events to be held at Hesston Speedway on the following night, setting up strong weekend payoffs for racers with minimal travel distance and time between tracks.

The UFo Championship will provide a strong point fund to the top seven point positions for the current 10 race schedule.

Complete information on the UFo Race Championship may be found at http://www.ufochampionship.com.

And as mentioned, Port Royal Speedway will again be a part of Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Speedweek in 2015, hitting the track on Saturday, May 30 along with the 410 sprint cars.

More news regarding the forthcoming finalized 2015 Port Royal Speedway schedule is in the offing.

Season passes and seats for the 2015 Port Royal Speedway racing season continue to be on sale.

A season reserve seat for all oval racing events on the 2015 schedule including the exciting fairweek races in 2015 will again cost just $50.00.  This pass reserves seats only and is not good for general admission to any events during the upcoming season.

Once again in 2015, the entire main aluminum grandstand will be designated as a SMOKE FREE environment.  The Keith Kauffman Family Seating area of the main grandstand will continue to be provided in Section C, where no alcohol or smoking has been permitted since 2011.

Current season seat ticket holders must submit their payment and request for renewal before February 1, 2015 or surrender their seats to new buyers.

General admission season passes for all speedway oval events are now available, at a cost of just $325.00, which does include admission to all fairweek races in 2015.

Season pit passes are also being offered at a price of $400 each while reserved fan parking spots behind the grandstand are being offered for $50.00. (Please note that the parking passes will not be good for fairweek events.)

Just as the last several seasons, all season admission passes, season seat tickets and season parking passes are only good for circle-track auto racing events again in 2015 at Port Royal Speedway.  Any other grandstand events such as tractor pulls and demolition derbies are not included.  

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

Orders may also be submitted by mail by sending a check or money order made payable to Port Royal Speedway, to: Port Royal Speedway, 308 W. Eighth Street, Port Royal, PA, 17082.

Regular weekly fanfare featuring the popular 410 sprints and the super late models will again be the norm next season.



For the twenty-sixth season, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will return to the Grandview Speedway with six exciting events presented by NAPA Auto Parts.    Some one-hundred and fourteen Thunder on the Hill events were presented since Steve Smith and the Black Bandit #19 parked in victory lane at the very first Thunder Series event in August of 1990. Thunder on the Hill is a co-promotion between Grandview Speedway Owner Bruce Rogers and Special events organizer Bob Miller.  

The Thunder Series has distributed in excess of $3.8 million dollars in payouts to the various divisions over the years.   Thunder on the Hill has offered unique specialty events to include the 410 Sprints, USAC Sprints, WoO Late Models, CRA Non-Wing Sprints,  Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, DIRTcar Modifieds, ROC Modifieds, WoO Sprints, 358 Sprints,  358 Modifieds, Late Models, URC Sprints, SCRA Sprints, 600 Sprints, Legends and even the Monster Smash Demolition Derby.  The Thunder shows are also unique with event names, fireworks on the parade lap, the Inside/Out Promotion, Joe the Pizza Dude, Pre-race Pit Tours, Race Team Meet & Greets at the front gate, the Grill on the Hill Hot Dog Giveaway in 2014, the annual Quarter Midget Fan Fest and for those who remember when we did the “guest announcer” for a night, offering a fan from the stands an opportunity to call a heat race.  

It really is all about the race fans and in 2015, Jay Dugan will return to manage the Thunder on the Hill social media.   Jay’s goal is  to keep fans informed and engaged in all the happenings of Thunder on the Hill and this includes race night at the track as well as  mid-week and during the off season.

In 2015, the Thunder Series will open with the very popular Grandview Thunder 5-25’s, a features only  program that will showcase the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, TSRS 305 Sprints & Legends on Sunday night, May 24.  

On Tuesday night, June 2 the 9th Annual EASTERN Storm will open at Grandview Speedway with the USAC Non-Wing Sprints & ARDC Non-Wing Midgets taking part in the Annual Jesse Hockett Classic.   This “rub rails and rooster tails”  show is always a crowd pleasing event as the USAC stars are not afraid of the Grandview Speedway outside wall.   

The third Thunder event will showcase the return of the DIRTCar Modifieds joined by a complete show of the Grandview 358 Modifieds making up the 18th Annual Traffic Jam on Tuesday night, June 16.  This is a first time ever presentation of these two premier divisions  coming together on the “hill”.   The  DIRTCar Modifies will battle 60 laps for $6,000 to win as the 358 Modified chase a $3,000 payday in a 30 lap feature.  It’s a Double Down for Modifieds Night with an added $1,000 Bonus from Pioneer Pole Buildings for any driver who can Double Down and with both features.

Always a popular event is the Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series when the 410 Sprints and the ROC Modifieds team up on Tuesday night, June 30.   

For the first time ever, the Renegade 410 Sprints  will make a stop “on the hill” at the Grandview Speedway joined by the 358 Modifieds on Tuesday night, July 28.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will close out 2015 with the Annual House of Thunder Halloween Party and Grandview Thunder 5-25’s on Saturday night, October 17. The features only program will include the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, TSRS 305 Sprints and Legend Cars along with the Blast from the Past Vintage Cars. This event will start at 6 PM.

2015 Schedule
Sunday, May 24
5-25’s  358 Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, TSRS 305 Sprints, Legends

Tuesday, June 2
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- -Jesse Hockett Classic  7:30 PM

Tuesday, June 16
SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES MODIFIEDS 18th Annual TRAFFIC JAM & Double Down for Modifieds
Big Block Modifieds 60 laps, 358 Modifieds 30 laps *NASCAR Point Race

Tuesday, June 30
Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & ROC Modifieds

Tuesday, July  28
Renegade 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds*NASCAR Point Race

Saturday, October  17
5-25’s Modifieds, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman,  TSRS 305 Sprints, Legends, Blast from the Past Vintage Cars


Renegade Sprints Adds Memorial Races at Selinsgrove Speedway to 2015 Schedule

FINDLAY, Ohio (Dec. 31, 2014) - The Renegade Sprints will tackle legendary Selinsgrove Speedway twice during the 2015 season.

The big track - listed as a half mile around the inside rail - in Selinsgrove, Pa., will host the 410ci sprint car series on Sunday, May 24, for the 4 th annual Ray Tilley Classic and on Saturday, Sept. 19, during the $10,000-to-win Jim Nace Memorial 33rd annual National Open.

"We've been hearing a lot of positive feedback about the Renegade Sprints," Selinsgrove Speedway Track Announcer and Publicity Director Steve Inch said. "It has been gaining a lot of traction. We've talked to a lot of people in Pennsylvania. (Renegade Sprints President) Shane Helms has a great reputation. We're really excited to work with him and his group in this inaugural season for the Renegade Sprints."

The marquee events are two of the biggest held at Selinsgrove Speedway, which has been open since 1946.

"Ray Tilley is the all-time feature winner at Selinsgrove," Inch said. "We established that race the year after he passed away. We thought that'd be a good event to put the Renegade Sprints on.

"We're hoping the Jim Nace Memorial 33rd annual National Open can become one of the crown jewel events of the Renegade Sprints. It is one of the speedway's biggest races. We're excited to be able to sanction the National Open again for the first time since 1990. I think that will be a real positive addition for this year's race."

Helms, who is finalizing the 2015 Renegade Sprints schedule, said he's excited for the series to add the memorial races.

"Selinsgrove Speedway has a great tradition and history," he added. "It's a big deal for the Renegade Sprints to be a part of that. We are more than thrilled to have Selinsgrove Speedway on the schedule next year.

"I also want to thank Matt Miley at Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, who has been a tremendous supporter of the Renegade Sprints. Matt gave up one of his dates so that we could make everything work and I think that speaks volumes about his character."
































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 Central PA Tracks
Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
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


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



1. Greg Hodnett 5110
2. Don Kreitz Jr 5060
3. Lance Dewease 4710
4. Alan Krimes 4520
5. Brian Montieth 4300
6. Doug Esh 4005
7. Ryan Smith 3885
8. Brent Marks 3755
9. Stevie Smith 3550
10. Danny Dietrich 3385

358 sprint cars


1. Kevin Nouse 3330
2. Adrian Shaffer 2805
3. Kody Lehman 2435
4. Matt Campbell 2400
5. Doug Hammaker 2335
6. Brie Hershey 2090
7. Scott Fisher 2070
8. Chandler Leiby 1995
9. Jay Galloway 1915
10. Chris Arnold 1785


 Super Sportsman

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


1. Rick Lafferty 5380
2. Mike Erdley 5370
3. Blane Heimbach 5325
4. Chad Layton 5310
5. Greg Hodnett 5165
6. Doug Esh 4695
7. Curt Stroup 4670
8. Dylan Cisney 4505
9. Mike Wagner 4445
10. Nate Snyder 4315

360 sprint cars


1. Mark Smith 5085
2. T.J. Stutts 4995
3. Jason Shultz 4185
4. Ryan Kissinger 3805
5. Derek Locke 3640
6. Davie Franek 3415
7. Cody Keller 3290
8. Brock Zearfoss 3195
9. Mike Walter II 3080
10. Colby Womer  3020



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