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Susquehanna Speedway 9/24/16

Super Sportsman ( 29 Cars ): 1) Frankie Herr 2) Rich Eichelberger 3) Tony Jackson 4) Scott Geesey 5) Russ Mitten 6) Scott Dellinger 7) Jay Fannasy 8) Kenny Edkin 9) Mike Enders 10) Timmie Barrick 11) Justin Foster 12) Chad Smith 13) Devin Beidel 14) Davey Walsh 15) Rick Barr 16) Russ Lebo 17) Tom Wyckoff 18)  Nate Young 19)  Todd Leonard 20) Scott Grace 21) Paul Miller 22) Troy Hockenberry 23) Bruce Buckwalter 24) Chase Gutshall

Lap Leaders: 1a Gutshall ( 1 - 5 ), 8 Eichelberger ( 6 ), 70D2 Herr ( 7 - 25 )
Heat Winners: 14 Young, 70D2 Herr, 32J J. Foster
Consi Winner: 75 Edkin

** Russ Mitten and Scott Geesey ended in a tie for points champion. Tie was broken by most feature wins. Russ Mitten is 2016 Super Sportsman Champion!

Super Sportsman
1. Russ Mitten*** 2810
1. Scott Geesey** 2810
3. Scott Dellinger 2730
4. Tony Jackson* 2490
5. Mike Enders 2350
6. Rich Eichelberger* 2250
7. Kenny Edkin 2170
8. Gregg Foster** 2050
9. Chad Criswell 1860
10. Jay Fannasy 1670

*denotes wins

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STEVIE SMITH CLAIMS $20,000 TOP PRIZE IN LINCOLN SPEEDWAY “DIRT CLASSIC”

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/24/2016 – “I said at the beginning of the night that the only thing better than winning a Lincoln Dirt Classic was winning two of them.”

So said Stevie Smith after claiming his second win in three years in the 40-lap $20,000-to-win “Dirt Classic” in the Pigeon Hills Saturday night.

Smith, who started third after setting third-fast time and gathering the third-most points in time trials and qualifying, followed front row starters Lucas Wolfe and James McFadden the first two laps before catching the Kasey Kahne Racing #4 in turns three and four of lap three.

One lap later saw the “Dirt Classic” lose its front row, with McFadden turning over in turn four to bring out the red, and then Wolfe going to the pits with an oil leak during the red flag. Smith assumed the lead for the restart, with Danny Dietrich, Gerard McIntyre, and Matt Campbell in tow.

But it was only the first time he led the race, as Dietrich closed on the leader in lapped traffic. Smith, who admitted having trouble with the lapped traffic, lost the lead to Dietrich on turn four of lap 30. One lap later, Adam Wilt flipped in turn four, leading to a fuel stop. At the time, 11th-starting and rapidly closing Greg Hodnett was about to make it a three-car battle for the lead.

And that’s exactly what it became on the restart with nine laps to go. Smith and Dietrich both bounced off the walls on subsequent slide jobs, with Smith coming out with the lead on lap 35. A lap later, the final caution of the event came out for Cory Haas, who spun in turn one.

That set up a dramatic three-car battle between Smith, Dietrich, and Hodnett for the win over the final five laps.

“I told Fred (Rahmer) during the red that Danny’s going to go to the top, so we’re going to have to run the bottom,” said Smith in victory lane, “When I saw him peel down to the bottom, I knew that was my chance to go back around him on the top. We finished second last year and we didn’t wait to finish second again this year. We ran our tail off. Danny did a nice job, but when you get out there in the lead, you’re not sure which way to go. He’s been really fast this year. I think being in second may have won us that race.”

“All these guys are tough in my book,” concluded Smith when reflecting on a talent-laden 48-car field, “The older I get the better they look!”

In the end, Smith pulled away to a 1.03-second win over Dietrich, with Hodnett settling for third. Lance Dewease received the $700 bonus ($500 from the Beer Hill Gang and $200 from Winebrenner Harley in Hanover) as hard charger for coming from 14th starting spot to finish fourth, with Brian Montieth coming from 15th starting spot to finish fifth.

Sixth through tenth were McIntyre, Tim Wagaman, Jim Siegel, Campbell, and Ryan Smith.

The final transfer spot of the night went to J.J. Grasso, as he and track champ Alan Krimes got together just before the finish line in the B main, with Krimes crossing sideways at the finish line to cross fifth.

Fast time in time trials over the 48-car field was set by Matt Campbell, running his first-ever Lincoln 410 sprint car race, with a one-lap time of 13.182-seconds (102.412 MPH).

Two rounds of heats were won by James McFadden, Lucas Wolfe, Bill Balog, Danny Dietrich, Ryan Smith, Terry McCarl, JJ Grasso, Greg Hodnett, Brent Marks, and Adam Wilt. Tyler Esh won the C-Main and Freddie Rahmer won the B-Main.

RACE RESULTS
Saturday, September 24, 2016
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA
THIRD ANNUAL “DIRT CLASSIC”

A-Main (40 laps) – 1. 51S-Stevie Smith ($20,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 16C-Matt Campbell; 10. 94-Ryan Smith; 11. 5G-Chase Dietz; 12. 3-Tim Kaeding; 13. 11C-Cory Haas; 14. 8-Billy Dietrich; 15. 71M-Dave Blaney; 16. 4-James McFadden; 17. 5-Tyler Ross; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 19. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 20. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 21. 37-JJ Grasso (DNF); 22. 17B-Bill Balog (DNF); 23. 24-Terry McCarl (DNF); 24. 19M-Brent Marks (DNF); 25. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Lucas Wolfe (1-3), Stevie Smith (4-29), Danny Dietrich (30-34), Stevie Smith (35-40)

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Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint cars
Sept. 23
1. Greg Hodnett** 5090
2. Brian Montieth*** 4830
3. Danny Dietrich* 4650
4. Doug Esh** 4615
5. Cory Haas 4340
6. Freddie Rahmer* 4140
7. Alan Krimes 4045
8. Lucas Wolfe** 3855
9. Brock Zearfoss* 3620
10. Austin Hogue 3030
358 Sprints
FINAL
1. Kevin Nouse** 2090
2. Chandler Leiby 1700
3. Adrian Shaffer** 1680
4. Matt Findley 1455
5. Doug Hammaker* 1435
6. Chris Arnold 1420
7. Nyle Berkes 1400
8. Jordan Givler 1370
9. Brie Hershey* 1300
10.  Rich Eichelberger 1290

* denotes wins

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GREG HODNETT TUNES UP FOR CHAMPION RACING OIL NATIONAL OPEN WITH SPRINT CAR FEATURE WIN

Phil Walter beats track champion Kevin Nouse at the line for 358 sprint win
 
MECHANICSBURG, PA – Greg Hodnett went into the night as the Williams Grove Speedway point leader, but hadn’t won a 410 sprint car feature at the track since the end of March.
 
He changed that stat Friday night as he took the lead from Lucas Wolfe in lapped traffic and controlled the final 14 laps to win his first 410 feature at the track since the second race of the season. He did win three features in the 360 sprints over the course of the summer.
 
Things were going Hodnett’s way, but a header pipe broke off with three laps to go affecting the car’s performance.
 
“We lost a lot of horsepower, but being out in front we had a huge advantage to dictate when to take off and how hard I could run,” said Hodnett, of Spring Grove.
 
“We had a lot of things go our way. We were lucky to finish and had a pretty good car. We are pretty happy going into next week.”
 
Wolfe started on the pole and drove into the lead over Hodnett to start the final 25-lap main event before next weekend’s Champion Racing Oil National Open.
 
Wolfe led by about a half-straightaway with five laps completed as they raced around a fast cushion.
 
As Wolfe closed on the back of the field, Hodnett closed on him with 10 laps completed. Hodnett made an inside move off turn four to take the lead the next time around.
 
“We caught two guys that were running the top in lapped traffic,” said Hodnett. “Lucas had to momentarily check-up getting into turn three. I shot to the bottom and waited to hit the moisture coming down the straightaway and it worked out for us. Sometimes, it’s better to run second in those situations.”
 
The red flag stopped the race with 14 laps completed for a hard third turn crash by Danny Dietrich, who walked back to the pit area. A major clean-up was needed as Dietrich’s sprinter leaked fuel across the third turn.
 
Hodnett led the field down for the double-file restart as the Grove used the World of Outlaws format for the race. Lance Dewease pitted from the fifth spot before the restart.
 
Wolfe tried to take the lead back, but Hodnett slammed the door as they raced into turn three. Stevie Smith and Wolfe raced hard for second as Hodnett pulled away. Cory Haas drove by Aaron Ott and into fifth.
 
Hodnett streaked away from the field as Wolfe secured second from Smith. The race was slowed with three laps to go for debris on the race track (Hodnett’s header).  It was a single-file restart because it was less than five to go.
 
Wolfe stayed with Hodnett following the restart, but it was the Williams Grove point leader picking up his first win since the end of March over Wolfe, Smith, Rahmer and Haas. Doug Esh, who helped assist Dietrich from his crashed car, finished sixth.
 
Alan Krimes, Ott, James McFadden in Kasey Kahne’s sprinter and Brent Marks rounded out the top 10.
 
Dewease set fast time over the 30-car field with a lap of 16.532 seconds. Smith, Hodnett, Wolfe and Rahmer completed the top five qualifiers.
 
Dewease, Smith and Hodnett won the heat races. Wolfe won the dash. Bill Balog won the B-main.
 
In the 358 sprint feature, it was Phil Walter of Beavertown grabbing the race lead from Dave Thrush with nine laps completed.
 
Walter streaked away from the field and had a 2.5 second lead with two laps remaining when the red flag stopped the race for Eric Parker in turn three. He was okay.
 
Jordan Givler worked on Walter for the lead as track champion Kevin Nouse made it a three-car race for the win.
 
Nouse got by Givler in turn one and put a last lap slider on Walter in turns three and four. Walter turned his car back under Nouse and just beat him back to the checkers to get the win for his first ever triumph at the historic oval despite a decades-long career.
 
Givler, Chandler Leiby and Adrian Shaffer completed the top five. Thrush, Jared Esh, Nyle Berkes, Todd Reed and Brie Hershey rounded out the top 10.
 
Shaffer, Nouse and Matt Findley won the 358 sprint heat races.
 
The three-day Champion Racing Oil Williams Grove National Open sanctioned by the World of Outlaws begins Thursday night with a $10,000 to win main event. An identical program will be run Friday night. The 40-lap National Open will pay $50,000 to win on Saturday night.
 
Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Greg Hodnett. 2. Lucas Wolfe. 3. Stevie Smith. 4. Freddie Rahmer. 5. Cory Haas. 6. Doug Esh. 7. Alan Krimes. 8. Aaron Ott. 9. James McFadden. 10. Brent Marks. 11. Ryan Smith. 12. Brian Montieth. 13. Kyle Reinhardt. 14. Matt Campbell. 15. T.J. Stutts. 16. Tim Kaeding. 17. Rodney Westhafer. 18. Tim Wagaman. 19. Bill Balog. 20. Lance Dewease. 21. Chase Dietz. 22. Danny Dietrich. 23. Steve Buckwalter. 24. Dave Blaney.
 
358 Sprint Feature (20 laps): 1. Phil Walter. 2. Kevin Nouse. 3. Jordan Givler. 4. Chandler Leiby. 5. Adrian Shaffer. 6. Dave Thrush. 7. Jared Esh. 8. Nyle Berkes. 9. Todd Reed. 10. Brie Hershey. 11. Jeff Halligan. 12. Tyler Esh. 13. Rich Eichelberger. 14. Chris Arnold. 15. Kyle Denmyer. 16. Matt Findley. 17. Wyatt Hinkle. 18. Aaron Eichelberger. 19. Jay Tracy. 20. Glenndon Forsythe. 21. Eric Parker.

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DANNY DIETRICH TAKES HOME EXCITING SUSQUEHANNA WIN

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA 9/22/16

Danny Dietrich tweeted “it will be a win it or wear it kind of night”  Thursday afternoon in reference to Thursday night’s BAPS Coatings & Supplies 410 Sprint Series  Justin Snyder “Salute to the Troops”  event at Susquehanna Speedway.

And he wasn’t kidding.

While he nearly “wore it” on several occasions during the 30-lap feature event, the Gettysburg driver remained relentless, pounding the top of the speedway and then “won it” when race-long leader Aaron Ott caught a rut on the final on the final lap exiting the second corner.

Ott’s bobble was just what Dietrich needed to blast into the lead and lead the final half lap to become the first repeat winner in BAPS 410 Sprint Series competition this season. It was his eighth career Susquehanna win.

“I was sitting there catching my breath because my arms are just pumping right now,” Dietrich stated in victory lane following the intense high speed battle on the tricky track. “I had a death grip on the steering wheel. I thought I was gonna crash three or four times down there in one and two and lost  a lot of ground and had to catch back up.”

By virtue of his dash win, Ott grabbed the lead at the start followed by Greg Hodnett and Dietrich.

It didn’t take Ott long to catch the rear of the field and was racing in heavy traffic on lap nine when Trey Starks stopped in turn one to bring out the caution.

The race went red on lap 10 when Davey Sammons flipped hard in turn three as Australia’s  Lynton Jeffrey also turned over. Neither driver was injured.

Ott again stormed into the lead but Hodnett was making some challenges before Ott began to open some distance at the halfway mark of the race.

Hodnett and Dietrich battled hard for the runner-up spot in heavy traffic on lap 18 as Hodnett closed on Ott as they continued to race through traffic as the laps clicked off.

Ott maintained a slight lead with five laps to go as Dietrich used a lapped car to make a move for second spot on Hodnett with three laps remaining.

Dietrich closed on Ott and was right on Ott’s bumper when the East Berlin driver caught the turn two rut, just turning his car enough to allow Dietrich to drive by and score the win.

“I wasn’t following him through one and two and I knew the only way would be around the top,” said Dietrich about his last lap plan to win the race. “I thought maybe he’d baby it but then he hit that rut the wrong way and I knew if I could beat him off the corner, we’d be okay.”

Dietrich’s win was worth $5,000 and was the eighth of the season for the Gary Kauffman Racing owned team. The win came in a race dedicated to the memory of Justin Snyder, a huge race fan and retired combat veteran of the U.S. Army, whose life was cut short earlier this year.

Ott settled for the runner-up spot ahead of Hodnett with California driver Tim Kaeding fourth and North Carolina’s Dave Blaney fifth.

Completing the top 10 finishers were Australian invader James McFadden driving for NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne, Lucas Wolfe, Ryan Smith, Brent Marks and Brian Montieth.

Smith earned $500 from the Beer Hill Gang for his fast time in time trials over the 30-car field.

Sprint car heats were won by Kaeding, Wolfe and Hodnett with Starks winning the consolation.

Tyler Esh earned the Hard Charger award after starting 24th and finishing 18th. He took home $500 courtesy of the McSherrystown’s Moose Lodge 720 along with a $400 gift certificate from Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action this Saturday, September 24 with the return of the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman joined by the 358 Late Models, Street Stocks and Road Warriors. Pits open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm with racing at 7pm.

For the latest news and results, fans are reminded to visit www.susquuehannaspeedway.net and follow Susquehanna Speedway on Twitter and Facebook.

SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS 9/22/16
BAPS COATINGS & SUPPLIES 410 SPRINTS-JUSTIN SNYDER “SALUTE TO THE TROOPS”
(30 LAPS) 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Aaron Ott, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Tim Kaeding, 5. Dave Blaney, 6. James McFadden, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Ryan Smith, 9. Brent Marks, 10. Brian Montieth, 11. Chad Trout, 12. Austin Hogue, 13. Adam Wilt, 14. Tyler Ross, 15. Kyle Moody, 16. Glenndon Forsythe, 17. Dwayne Gutshall, 18. Tyler Esh, 19. Anthony Macri, 20. Steve Storrie, 21. Kody Lehman, 22. Lynton Jeffrey, 23. Davey Sammons, 24. Trey Starks.

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Port Royal Keystone RaceSaver Challenge Adds Jake Waters As Guest Announcer

Event Set For October 8

9/18/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Port Royal - The fifth annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge at Port Royal Speedway has added a familiar name to the event. Former KRC champ Jake Waters of Mifflintown will join as guest announcer for the event, offering color commentary during the evening.

Waters has also agreed to serve as Master of Ceremonies and host the PASS series banquet on January 17, 2017.

“Jake is an articulate and energetic personality” stated series director Rod Ort.

“We would love to have a full time announcer traveling with the series and while Jake is physically unable to race we’re excited to have him try out the announcing duties."  

Waters was badly burned in a crash at Selinsgrove Speedway on July 3 and continues a full recovery.

Hosted by the PA Sprint Series (PASS), the Port Royal Keystone RaceSaver Challenge is the series' biggest race and the interregional race invites RaceSaver teams from everywhere to compete for a purse exceeding $10,000 in a fun and friendly environment.

Over its four-year history at Port Royal, the car count has exceeded 50 cars each year.

Waters won the event in 2013, picking up his first ever win in the affair and has been a factor in every race run to date with two other top-five finishes while dropping out while running well in the third annual event.

“Jake knows all of these guys and can do a great job telling fans about the teams and their sponsors” continued Ort.

“This race and our banquet will be a celebration of what Jake has overcome this year and Jake is pumped to help showcase this event at his home track of Port Royal with his fellow racers and fans.”  

Jake’s father Curt is a well-known wrench at the speedway and the Waters family has roots deep in the history of the oval.

The series has presented the father/son team with an affordable way to stay competitive.

 RaceSaver is an affordable sprint car series and has exploded in popularity throughout the country.

This year’s recent RaceSaver®/IMCA nationals in Nebraska had 119 cars in attendance and was the largest car count for one division of sprint cars since the Knoxville nationals in 1979.

PASS is among the largest regions in the country.

Several former drivers have seen success in 410, 358 and 360-sprint action such as previous champions Logan Wagner, Tyler Bear and 2015 Selinsgrove champion Eric Parker but many talented drivers are choosing to stick with the series as it continues to garner national attention.

The 2015 PASS series champ, Zach Newlin finished fourth nationally in 2015 RaceSaver ranking and while locked in a tight race for the 2016 PASS title both Newlin and Ken Duke Jr. are in the top 15 nationally this year along with rookie Scott Lutz.

Several teams that will be at the Port Royal race were among the 119 at the recent nationals, making an impressive debut in their first appearance. Mark Watkins topped the group finishing 12th overall.

 The PA Sprint Series is a RaceSaver ® regional series sanctioned by IMCA.

Teams from TSRS (Tri State RaceSaver Series), LHSS (Laurel Highlands Sprint Series), VSS Virginia Sprint Series) and CRSA (Capitol Region Sprint Association) are among those registered for the Port Royal October 8 race while any RaceSaver® registered team throughout the country is invited to compete.

Visitors picked up victories in the first and third installment with locals winning the other two events run to date.

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Williams Grove Speedway Sprints Tune Up For National Open On Friday

358 Sprints Make Final Appearance

9/18/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Presented by PeopleReady, the Lawrence Chevrolet sprint cars will tune up for the 54th annual Williams Grove Speedway World of Outlaws Champion Racing Oil National Open this Friday night, September 23 at 8 pm.

With the National Open looming September 29, 30 and October 1, this will be the last chance for the Williams Grove regulars known as the Pennylvania Posse to ready themselves for the big three-day event the following week.

The National Open tune up race will crown the 2016 Hoosier Diamond Series champion in the 410 sprint division while the National Open itself will crown the season-long track titlist.  

The sprint car feature will pay $4,000 to win with time trials setting the starting lineups for heat races, followed by a dash and the 25-lap main event.   

The 358 sprints will also be in action for their final show of the season with the champion being crowned in that divison.  

General admission for the show is $15 for adults and $10 for youth ages 13 – 20.

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

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 on September 23 will be donated to the Lymphoma Society.

Greg Hodnett currently leads the points in both the 2016 Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint season-long title chase along with the Diamond Series.

If he is able to win the 2016 Diamond Series title, the laurels would be the seventh of his Williams Grove career after also taking crowns in 2003, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014 and in 2015.

Hodnett’s Diamond titles to date have come at the wheel of the Bob Stewart No. 12 (2003); Jim and Sandy Kline No. 22 (2007, 2010); John Trone No. 39 (2012); and the Mike Heffner No. 27 (2014, 2015).

Following the 358 portion of the show with the champion decided, Williams Grove officials will bestow the 2016 track title laurels to the titlist along with awards for top the top 10 in 358 points.

Kevin Nouse enters the race with his third career Williams Grove track title already wrapped up for 2016, now out of reach of any challengers during the final race.

Other 358 sprint honors to be handed out include Rookie of the Year honors, Most Improved Driver and the Jerry Reigle Sportsmanship Award.  

The three-day Champion Racing Oil World of Outlaws National Open will take place at the track on September 29, 30 and October 1.

Williams Grove Champion Racing Oil World Of Outlaws National Open Two Weeks Away

9/18/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – The 54th annual Williams Grove Speedway Champion Racing Oil National Open for the World of Outlaws Crafstsman Sprint Car Series is now just two weeks away with action slated for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 29, 30 and October 1.

The three-day affair will showcase the best of the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car stars against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Series sprint car series stars in an epic battle culminating with a $50,000 to win, 40-lap finale on Saturday night.

Thursday and Friday will feature main events paying $10,000 to win.

Adult general admission on Thursday and Friday is set at $30 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $15 and students 12 and under admitted for free.  

Saturday’s adult admission is $35 with youth priced at $20.  

The raindate for Saturday’s Open finale is Sunday, October 2.  

Camping gates will open on Tuesday, September 27 at noon.  Rates for the week are $40.

Last year’s winner of the only open show to be completed due to rain was Stevie Smith, who took the $50,000 finale, run on Sunday after three consecutive days of wet weather.

The National Open will also see the 2016 Williams Grove Speedway Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car series champion crowned.

In a quest for his fourth career Williams Grove track title and second in a row, Spring Grove’s Greg Hodnett currently stands atop the season-long point standings with 4,790 markers to Brian Montieth’s 4,670.

If he is able to hold on, it would be Hodnett’s second Grove track title for car owner Mike Heffner.

Williams Grove will close the 2016 sesaon with a “Run What ‘Ya Brung” show of 410 sprints and super late models on October 7 at 7:30 pm.  

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WOLFE CLOSES OUT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY SEASON IN RECORD-SETTING PACE
WITH NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN SPRINT CAR VICTORY

YODER WINS LATE MODEL FINALE FROM 13th STARTING POSITION!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Lucas Wolfe of Mechananicsburg entered Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday for time trials and laid down the quickest lap of the night at 16.353 seconds. That would be an indication of what was to come for the 410 Sprint Car field in attendance for the Jim Nace Memorial 34th Annual National Open.

Wolfe, the 2005 winner of the event, qualified from his heat race to lock into the main event, and he would lead the field to the green flag for 30 laps and go on to set a new track record for the distance in 9:21.300, eclipsing the record held by Doug Wolfgang since 1985.

By lap five Wolfe was already catching the tail of the field and began to maneuver through lap traffic. Wolfe showed the way over Hodnett, Ryan Smith, Blane Heimbach, and TJ Stutts as lap sixth flashed onto the score board.

The distance between Wolfe and Hodnett shrunk and grew over the first 15 laps of the race as the field took half way. Brent Marks worked his way into the top five on lap 18 as he drove by Stutts.

By lap 20, Wolfe was into the thicker lap traffic and Hodnett began to cut into what was almost a three second lead. Only three laps later Hodnett was within a second of the race leader and continuing to close in.

Wolfe worked into the top ten running cars putting cars a lap down at a rapid pace as the race wound down. As the cars got more competitive going a lap down Hodnett chose his spot to attack.

Hodnett pulled within ten car lengths of Wolfe with the two to go sign displayed, but never got close enough to seriously challenge Wolfe as he drove to his second National Open win in record-setting time.

"We were good all night long," said Wolfe in victory lane. "You know you had a good car when you're lapping that far into the field. Danny (Dietrich) has two wins here this season and we were catching him to lap at the end."

Wolfe's first win of the season at the Super Speedway of Dirt Track Racing came on an $8,000 pay day. Hodnett, Smith, Marks, and Heimbach were the top five finishers. Doug Esh was sixth followed by TJ Stutts, Aaron Ott, Jason Shultz, and Danny Dietrich.

Heat races for the 22 car field were won by Dietrich, Marks, and Stutts.

It's not often that a winner in the Jeff's Auto Body and Recycling Center Late Models comes from outside the top ten. Dylan Yoder did just that in the final race of the 2016 season. Yoder came from the 13th starting spot to claim the victory.

Mike Lupfer led the race early on before being passed by Donnie Schick. Schick led until a lap five restart when Andy Haus went by. Haus set the pace on the outside of the race track for the next ten laps. The outside line proved to be tricky when Haus made contact with the third turn wall allowing Lupfer, Kyle Hardy, and a hard charging Yoder to move to his rear bumper.

A caution flag came out for a Kyle Rhoads tire blow out to stop the battle right as Yoder pulled even with the race leader after passing Lupfer for second the corner before.

On the restart, Haus slide high and that allowed Yoder to bolt into the race lead for good. Any doubt about whether or not Yoder had anything left to offer the front runners after charging through the field was gone as Yoder pulled away to the win.

Yoder's win came over Lupfer, Hardy, Haus, and Brian Bernheisel. Schick crossed the line sixth followed by Tim Wilson, Jeff Rine, Hayes Mattern, and Jeremy Miller.

Andy Haus, Hayes Mattern, and Danny Snyder took heat races wins in the racing for 24 cars.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 17 September 2016
410 Sprint Cars – 22 Entries
30-Lap A-Main:  1) 1W Lucas Wolfe  2) 27 Greg Hodnett   3) 94 Ryan Smith  4) 19M Brent Marks  5) 12 Blane Heimbach  6) 07 Doug Esh  7) 88 TJ Stutts 8) 25 Aaron Ott  9) 29 Jason Shultz  10) 48 Danny Dietrich  11) 3Z Brock Zearfoss  12) 17B Steve Buckwalter  13) 33 Curt Stroup  14) 0 Rick Lafferty  15) 47K Kody Lehman  16) 24B Dustin Baney  17) 33W Michael Walter II  18) 75 Nicole Bower  19) 77 Derek Locke  20) 15 Vince Snyder  21) 71 Charlie Anderson  22) 1W Eric Tomecek

Heat Winners:  Danny Dietrich, Brent Marks, TJ Stutts

Time Trials:  1)  1 Lucas Wolfe 16.353  2) 27 Greg Hodnett 16.507  3) 12 Blane Heimbach 16.536  4) 94 Ryan Smith 16.588  5) 25 Aaron Ott 16.623  6) 29 Jason Shultz 16.645  7) 07 Doug Esh 16.671  8) 75 Nicole Bower  16.676  9) 88 TJ Stutts 16.700  10) 48 Danny Dietrich 16.805  11) 19M Brent Marks 16.813  12) 17B Steve Buckwalter 16.859  13) 3Z Brock Zearfoss 16.916  14) 33 Curt Stroup 17.019  15) 0 Rick Laferty 17.056  16) 77 Derek Locke 17.060  17) 47K Kody Lehman 17.097  18) 33W Michael Walter II 17.211  19) 15 Vince Snyder 17.561  20) 24B Dustin Baney 17.658  21) 71 Charlie Anderson 19.091  22) 1W Eric Tomocek DNT

Late Models – 24 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 24 Dylan Yoderr  2) 06 Mike Lupfer  3) 99V Kyle Hardy  4) 76 Andy Haus  5) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  6) 6 Donnie Schick  7) 3 Tim Wilson  8) 2J Jeff Rine  9) 9 Hayes Mattern  10) 1V Jeremy Miller  11) 2D Dan Stone  12) 27 Jim Yoder  13) 2 Andrew Yoder  14) 88 Tony Adams  15) Z14 Dave Brouse Jr.  16) 15 Luke Hoffner  17) 99 Steve Stitt  18) 6F Jared Fulkroad  19) 90 Kyle Rhoads  20) 98 Randy Croop  21) 1 Gene Knaub  22) 99X Rick Singleton  23) 4S Dan Snyder  24) 67 Tommy Slanker
Heat Winners:  Andy Haus, Hayes Mattern, Danny Snyder
 
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DARREN MILLER GETS FIRST SUSQUEHANNA 305 SPRINT WIN

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway
YORK HAVEN, PA 9/17/16

Darren Miller started on the pole of Saturday’s 25-lap PASS/ IMCA 305 Sprint car feature at Susquehanna Speedway and dominated the race to capture his first ever win at the track.

Miller, who won earlier this season at Williams Grove Speedway, had to keep fellow front row starter Donnie Hendershot at bay during the entire 25 laps before becoming the fifth different division winner this season.

It took four attempts to get the feature underway as three separate red flags stopped action.

Ken Duke, Jr., the winner of the Labor Day 305 sprint main at the track was the first flip victim while Cale Reigle left the speedway on the ensuing restart. Ryan Stillwaggon would bring out the third red flag. All three drivers walked away uninjured.

With the cars then lined up single file, Miller, of Mount Joy, PA grabbed the lead and never looked back in taking the win over Hendershot, Johnny Martin, one-time winner John Barrnett and Kyle Ganoe with 17th starter Stephanie Dodson finishing sixth ahead of 18th starter Colby Dice, 15th starter Rick Stief, 23rd starter Billy Ney and Geroge Riden.

Heats for the 31 305 Sprints were won by Barnett, Reigle and Hendershot while Dave Grube won the consolation.

Brett Arndt took the lead from Ryan Greth on lap eight of the 20-lap ARDC Midget feature and rolled to the win. Greth would bring out the yellow on lap 10 when he hit the wall.

Brenden Bright finished second over Alex Bright, Jim Radney and Tommy Kunsman.

Greth and Alex Bright won heats for the 14 ARDC cars.

Dennis Dorosz led all 10 laps of the Mini Van feature to win over Daryl Sipe, Thomas Thompson and Ken Boose.

Susquehanna Speedway will be in action twice this week beginning with the Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops BAPS Coatins & Supplies 410 Sprint Series event Thursday night, September 22nd. The 410 Sprints will be going after $5,000 to win with time trials setting the lineups. The PASS IMCA 305 Sprints are also on the racing card. Gates open at 5PM with Racing at 7PM.

The Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman return to the track for Saturday, September 24th racing action joined by the 358 Late Models, Street Stocks and Road Warriors. Pits open at 4PM, grandstands at 5PM and Racing at 7PM.

SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS 9/17/16
PASS/IMCA 305 SPRINTS (25 LAPS)
1. Darren Miller, 2. Donnie Hendershot, 3. Johnny Martin, 4. John Barnett, 5. Kyle Ganoe, 6. Stephanie Dodson, 7. Colby Dice, 8. Rick Stief, 9. Billy Ney, 10. George Riden, 11. Ian Cumens, 12. Geoff Gill, 13. Scott Ellerman, 14. Randy Kaylor, 15. Dave Grube, 16. Kirsten Hess, 17. Zach Newlin, 18. Jay Krout, 19. Nathan Gramley, 20. Jaremi Hanson, 21. Brandt Cook, 22. Ryan Stillwaggon, 23. Cale Reigle, 24. Ken Duke, Jr. DNQ: John Bordlemay, Kassidy Kreitz, John Fiore, Alex Potosky, Erin Statler, Cody Hackenberry, John Walp.

ARDC MIDGETS (20 LAPS)
1. Brett Arndt, 2. Brenden Bright, 3. Alex Bright, 4. Jim Radney, 5. Tommy Kunsman, 6. Brett Warrner, 7. Shawn Jackson, 8. Josh Heckman, 9. Jamie Spears, 10. Ryan Greth, 11. PJ Gargulio, 12, Trevor Kobylarz. DNS: Kameron Morrall, Jason Rice

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MITTEN DOMINATES LAWRENCE CHEVOLET KEYSTONE 50 FOR SUPER SPORTSMAN

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 9/17/2016 – Russ Mitten raced to his biggest payday of the year in Saturday night’s Keystone 50 for super sportsman at Lincoln Speedway.

The Newville veteran started on the outside of the front row and led every lap of the extra-distance race, picking up all the lap money and $100 bonus for the leading the most laps for a total payday of $3,190 in scoring his fifth career win in the Pigeon Hills.

“I don’t know. I had a game plan when we went on the race track, and that was to run the cushion no matter what unless we got into lapped cars, which I did heavily,” said Mitten in victory lane, “I about crashed a couple of times behind them, but just trying to be as fast as you can and be cautious at the same time is tough to do.”

“I knew Frank was back there,” continued Mitten, “On the fuel stop, the guys asked if I wanted to make any changes. I said not to touch it…just put fuel in it. The car’s good, I could maneuver through traffic decent, and I didn’t want to mess it up. But when they put fuel in it, it really changed the car for about five or six laps.

The car got tight on me, but as soon as the fuel burned off it came back around and got going good again. That last caution, I was sweating bullets because I knew Frank was back there. Anyone who follows sportman racing knows that Frank’s a killer and restarts, so I knew I had to hit my marks perfect on the restarts. I pretty much figured once I got through turns one and two and didn’t see anyone, I was going to be okay because three and four were my better turns.”

Mitten had nearly a two-second lead when heavy lapped traffic allowed all-time Lincoln super sportsman winner Frankie Herr to close in. But a caution with three laps to go gave Mitten a clear track, and he drove away to a 1.09 second win.

Herr settled for second, with fast time timer and fourth-starting Kenny Edkin third. Completing the top five were Doug Dodson and 11th-starting Rich Eichelberger.

Rounding out the top ten were 15th-starting Mike Enders, 14th-starting Tony Jackson, Steve Fannasy, Timmie Barrick, and 18th-starting Devin Beidel.

Todd Leonard received the $100 hard charger bonus after starting 23rd and finishing 12th. Jay Fannasy received the hard luck award when he broke and dropped from the field while running fifth with three laps to go.

Fast time in time trials over the 28-car Super Sportsman field was set by Edkin with a 1-lap time of 15.314-seconds (88.155 MPH). Qualifying races were won by Scott Dellinger (who spun on the front stretch of lap five and dropped out) and Jackson.

Next Saturday night, September 24th, at 7:30 PM, Lincoln Speedway will host the THIRD ANNUAL “DIRT CLASSIC” for 410 Sprints ($20,000 to win). Pit gates will open at 4 PM, admission for advance ticket holders 4:15 PM, and then regular admission at 4:30 PM. Time trials get underway at 7:30 PM.

RACE RESULTS
Saturday, September 17, 2016
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA
SPORTSMAN KEYSTONE 50
SUPER SPORTSMAN:

Super Sportsman Keystone 50 Feature Finish (50 Laps) – 1. Russ Mitten; 2. Frankie Herr; 3. Kenny Edkin; 4. Doug Dodson; 5. Rich Eichelberger; 6. Mike Enders; 7. Tony Jackson; 8. Steve Fannasy; 9. Timmie Barrick; 10. Devin Beidle; 11. Nate Young (-1); 12. Todd Leonard (-1); 13. Garrett Williamson (-1); 14. Jay Fannasy (-3); 15. Troy Hockenberry (-3); 16. John Stoll, Jr. (-3); 17. Davey Walsh
(DNF); 18. Gregg Foster (DNF); 19. Paul Miller (DNF); 20. Rick Barr (DNF); 21. Justin Foster (DNF); 22. Dave Conrad (DNF); 23. Scott Dellinger (DNF); 24. Steve Wilbur (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Russ Mitten (1-50)

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Williams Grove Speedway
9/16
410 sprints
1. Greg Hodnett 4790
2. Brian Montieth 4670
3. Danny Dietrich 4550
4. Doug Esh 4395
5. Cory Haas 4110
6. Freddie Rahmer 3900
7. Alan Krimes 3835
8. Lucas Wolfe 3585
9. Brock Zearfoss 3570
10. Austin Hogue 3030
358 sprints
1. Kevin Nouse 1820
2. Chandler Leiby 1460
3. Adrian Shaffer 1450
4. Doug Hammaker* 1435
5. Matt Findley 1325
6. Chris Arnold 1280
7. Nyle Berkes 1200
8. Glenndon Forsythe 1175
9. Rich Eichelberger 1140
10. Brie Hershey 1120

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Nouse Claims Williams Grove 358 Sprint Championship Race, Ryan Smith Wires For First Grove Victory Of Career

9/16/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Kevin Nouse scored the 358 sprint car championship event at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking $2,500 for the lucrative victory, his second of the year at the track and 16th overall of his career.

In the 25-lap 410 sprint car main, it was Ryan Smith who scored for the first time ever in his career at Williams Grove Speedway, leading all 25 circuits to pick up the $3,600 victory.

Jared Esh took the lead from the pole of the 25-lap 358 sprint championship race with Phil Walter and Eric Parker trailing early while Nouse worked from the 12th starting spot.

Parker bolted around Walter for second on the ninth lap and tried to run down the leader as traffic entered the picture but Nouse was quickly on the scene and was up to third with 11 laps completed.  

Nouse overtook Parker for the second spot with nine laps to go and then moments later drove into the lead with eight laps left.

Shortly after being scored the leader, the races first caution flag unfurled, giving Esh and Parker new life.

However the restart saw Nouse pull away when action resumed as he did again on a final restart with a lap to go.

After starting 15th, Adrian Shaffer made his way up to fourth before the finish but failed to challenge for a podium finish.  

Phil Walter ended the race in fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Tyler Esh, Chandler Leiby, Chris Arnold, Jordan Givler and Brent Shearer.

Heats went to Walter, Nouse and Arnold.

Ryan Smith started fourth in the 410 sprint main and made a big move on the initial start to take over the lead on the first lap from TJ Stutts, who started second.

Brent Marks began the race in third and took second on the second lap as Smith held the lead.  

Lap after lap, Marks tried to gain on the leader but Smith was flawless on the slick surface, running the middle of the track to perfection.

Smith entered the rear of the field on the ninth lap with Marks in tow but even in traffic Smith was able to maintain his advantage over Marks.

A lone restart on the 12th lap gave Marks a clear shot at the lead but Smith was again flawless through the middle of the first and second turns to pull away on the backchute while Marks slid sideways after trying to pull a flyer for control.  

After starting eighth, Alan Krimes took third from Stutts on the 12th lap and got by Marks for second with six laps to go.

Krimes then consistently ran down Smith over the final laps to have in within striking distance amid traffic at the finish, crossing the line .625 seconds behind as runner up.

Marks was third followed by Stutts and Austin Hogue.

Sixth through 10th went to Lucas Wolfe, Cory Haas, Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich and Doug Esh.

Heats went to Brian Montieth, Nicole Bower and Esh with Matt Campbell taking the consolation race.  
September 16, 2016
Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Ryan Smith, 2. Alan Krimes, 3. Brent Marks, 4. TJ Stutts, 5. Austin Hogue, 6. Lucas Wolfe, 7. Cory Haas, 8. Freddie Rahmer, 9. Danny Dietrich, 10. Doug Esh, 11. Steve Buckwalter, 12. Greg Hodnett, 13. Brian Montieth, 14. Rick Lafferty, 15. Chase Dietz, 16. Nicole Bower, 17. Tim Wagaman, 18. Tim Glatfelter, 19. Eric Tomecek, 20. Chad Trout, 21. Rodney Westhafer, 22. Matt Campbell, 23. Anthony Fiore, 24. Brock Zearfoss

358 Sprints, 25 laps: 1. Kevin Nouse, 2. Eric Parker, 3. Jared Esh, 4. Adrian Shaffer, 5. Phil Walter, 6. Tyler Esh, 7. Chandler Leiby, 8. Chris Arnold, 9. Jordan Givler, 10. Brent Shearer, 11. Brie Hershey, 12. Nyle Berkes, 13. Rich Eichelberger, 14. Kyle Denmyer, 15. Dan Richcreek, 16. Matt Findley, 17. Mark Strickler, 18. Dave Thrush, 19. Austin Kirby, 20. Glenndon Forsythe, 21. Chris Frank, 22. Todd Reed, 23. David Holbrook,

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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY JIM NACE MEMORIAL 34th ANNUAL NATIONAL OPEN  FOR 410 SPRINT CARS WILL CLOSE OUT2016 RACING SEASON SEPTEMBER 17
 
RESTRUCTURED PURSE WILL OFFER $8,000 TO WIN/$600 TO START! ADULT GENERAL ADMISSION REDUCED TO $25; STUDENTS $10!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The curtain will fall on the 2016 racing season at Selinsgrove Speedway this Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. with the running of the Jim Nace Memorial 34th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars.

The Nace Memorial National Open will be a 30-lap tribute race paying $8,000 to win and $600 to start out of the $32,000 purse. In an effort to avoid having to take a fuel stop, the race’s distance was changed from 35 to 30 laps.  

The Fast Tees Fast Time Award will pay $300. Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format.

The purse for this year’s race was also restructured to pay more money through the starting field, including an increase to $600 to start the main event. For the fans, speedway management reduced adult general admission to $25 and student admission to $10 for the Nace Memorial National Open.

Joining the 410 sprint cars on the Sept. 17 racing card will be the super late models in a 25-lap main event paying $2,000 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 Sunday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m.

For the seventh 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.

In last year’s race, Danny Dietrich scored his first ever sprint car victory at the famed half-mile oval. Since then, Dietrich has won two more races at the track this season in the April All Star Circuit of Champions Ray Tilley Classic and in the July Jan Opperman/PA Speedweek Finale.

Fred Rahmer, of Salfordville, is the track’s only five-time winner of the Open with victories in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2000. Todd Shaffer of Millerstown is the other driver on the Open career win list with four championships in 1993, 1994, 2001, and 2008.

In 2014, Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove became the third driver to win the Open four times. Hodnett’s other Open victories came in 1998, 2004, and 2007.

In 2013, Pat Cannon of Etters  joined the late Maynard Yingst of Linglestown and Rahmer as only the third driver to win three consecutive National Opens. Cannon also won in 2012 and 2011. Yingst’s wins in the Open occurred in 1983, 1984, and 1985.

Other past repeat winners include 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 fourth and final appearance of the season by the 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway. In addition to Deitrich’s two wins this year, Hodnett was the winner of a special Friday night sprint car races in June.  

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.

Purse for 34th Annual National Open for 410 Sprint Cars 30 Laps (9/17/16): 1) $8,000 2) $4,000 3) $2,200 4) $1,600 5) $1,500 6) $1,300 7) $1,200 8) $1,150 9) $1,100 10) $1,000 11) $800 12) $700 13) $650 14) $625 15-24) $600  
Fast Time: $300
Also Racing: Super Late Models / $2,000 To Win
Admission for National Open (9/17/16): Adults $25; Students (12-17) $10; Kids 11 & Under Free; Pit Passes $35

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SCOTT DELLINGER BRINGS HOME BIG SPORTSMAN 100 VICTORY

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA 9/10/16

It was nearly pure domination for Scott Dellinger Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway.

The Lewisberry, PA driver led all but two laps of the 42nd annual Gary Wolford Sportsman 100 to score his first win of the season in the biggest race of the year for the Super Sportsman.

He became the 10th different winner in Super Sportsman competition this season.

Dellinger also set quick time over the 28-car field in time trials with a lap of 16.906 seasons.

The Gary Wolford “100” win was worth $4,000 to Dellinger.

By virtue of a zero draw invert, Dellinger led the field to the green flag and would dominate the event through the first 60 laps. Several yellows slowed the pace before the fuel stop with the red flag being displayed for Gregg Foster on lap 38. He was not injured.

Just past the fuel stop, a four car crash would slow Dellinger’s pace while eighth starter and track point leader Russ Mitten had worked his way into the runner-up spot.

Mitten wrestled the lead from Dellinger on lap 85 but Dellinger drove back by Mitten two laps later and went onto score the win.

Mitten finished in the runner-up spot and took home a $2,000 payday with Doug Dodson coming from 14th to finish third. Tony Jackson finished fourth while Jay Fannasy finished fifth after starting 22nd.

Sixth through 10th were Steve Fannasy, Mike Enders, Justin Foster, Chad Smith and Bruce Buckwalter, Jr.

Two heats were won by Rick Barr and Dodso.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action Saturday night, September 17th with the return of the PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints joined by the ARDC Midgets, Xtreme Stocks, Road Warriors and Mini Vans. Pits open at 4PM, Grandstands at 5PM and Racing at 7PM.

There will be another Test & Tune on Wednesday night, September 14th beginning at 6PM.

SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS 9/10/16

SPORTSMAN 100 (100 LAPS): 1. Scott Dellinger, 2. Russ Mitten, 3. Doug Dodson, 4. Tony Jackson, 5. Jay Fannasy, 6. Steve Fannasy, 7. Mike Enders, 8. Justin Foster, 9. Chad Smith, 10. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., 11. Paul Miller, 12. Nate Young, 13. Ted Thomas, 14. Timmie Barrick, 15. Troy Hockenberry, 16. Rick Barr, 17. Kenny Edkin, 18. Devin Beidel, 19. Scott Geesey, 20. Steve Wilbur, 21. Frankie Herr, 22. Gregg Foster, 23. Rich Eichelberger, 24. Russ Lebo.

Did Not Qualify: Austin Lorah, Lanny Hake, John Stoll, Jr., Davey Walsh.

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SHEARER WINS CAREER FIRST, LEIBY CLAIMS TRACK TITLE IN LINCOLN “358” SPRINTS

Cam Zeigler dominates 358 late models; Hanson wins for the second time this season in PASS/IMCA sprints

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 9/10/2016 – The youth movement continued in the final points race of the season for “”358” sprint cars at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

Rookie Brent Shearer of Manheim became the sixth different first-time winner in the 20-lap feature event.   Shearer, who came from 19th to fourth a week ago, started fourth and finished the job this week, holding off two-time track champ Jeff Rohrbaugh at the end.

It was not without drama, as front row starter Tyler Walton grabbed the lead from polesitter Ashley Cappetta and led the first 14 laps.  Shearer took the lead from Walton at the line to complete lap 15, and Walton drove up over Shearer’s right rear entering turn one.  Walton flipped, and Shearer drove out of a 360 spin and never stopped, giving him the lead for the restart with five laps to go.

The final five laps saw eighth-starting Rohrbaugh charge into the runner-up spot, but he could never catch Shearer.

Rohrbaugh settled for second, with 10th-starting Jeff Halligan third, 11th-starting Matt Campbell fourth, and Matt Findley fifth.  Completing the top ten were Adrian Shaffer, Chris Arnold, Chandler Leiby, Cody Fletcher, and C.J. Tracey.

Leiby’s eight-place finish clinched the 2016 Keiser Aluminum Wheels 358 sprint car championship for the Carlisle teenager who just graduated from high school a few months ago.  Campbell finished second in season points for the second straight year, with Shaffer a close third.  Both drivers entered the evening trailing Leiby by just 55 points.

Heats for the 30 358 Sprints were won by Halligan, Arnold, and Campbell, with Mike Bittinger winning the consolation.

Cam Zeigler took advantage of a crash involving the front row at the outset, and drove the Walls family #98W away to a 5.87-second win over Brad Shank in the 20-lap “358” late model feature event.  

Front row starters Travis Mease and Randy Stoudt smacked together in turn two of lap one, ending both of their nights.  Precise Racing Products point series leader Sam Gallagher drove into the pits during the caution to change a flat tire, but then dropped out later in the event.

Zeigler and Shank assumed the front row for the complete restart, and ran first and second the entire way.

Third through fifth were Shaun Jones, Jake Jones, and Randy Christine, Jr., who came from 12th starting spot.

Heats for the 20 358 Late Models were won by Shank and Zeigler.

Jeremi Hanson started on the pole and led all 20 non-stop laps for his second consecutive Lincoln win in the PASS/IMCA 305 sprint car feature.  His 20-lap time was 5:42.18, good enough to hold off a closing 11th-starting John Barnett at the finish.  Third through fifth were Tyler Reeser, Colby Dice, and Rick Stief.

Heats for the 29 PASS/IMCA (305) Sprints were won by Drew Ritchey, Reeser, and Ron Aurand, with Kyle Ganoe winning the consolation.

Next Saturday night, September 17th, at 7:30 PM, Lincoln Speedway will host the first-ever LAWRENCE CHEVROLET SPORTSMAN KEYSTONE 50 for the Super Sportsman. Rounding out the show will be the Central PA Legends and Street Stocks. Gates will open at 5:30 PM.

RACE RESULTS
Saturday, September 10, 2016
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA

358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 12-Brent Shearer; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 41-Jeff Halligan; 4. 16-Matt Campbell; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 27s-Adrian Shaffer; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 119-Chandler Leiby; 9. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 10. 21-C.J. Tracy; 11. 38d-Kyle Denmyer; 12. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 13. 35-Tyler Esh; 14. 5-Phil Walter; 15. 45x-Colt White; 16. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 17. 12b-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 18. 19s-Steven Drevicki (DNF); 19. 4r-Tyler Walton (DNF); 20. 13s-Jon Stewart (DNF); 21. 8-Kenny Kuhn (DNF); 22. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 23. 22-Nathan Prezenica (DNF); 24. 15s-Shai Morris (DNF).

Lap Leaders – Tyler Walton (1-14), Brent Shearer (15-20)

358 Late Models Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 98w-Cam Zeigler; 2. 57-Brad Shank; 3. 2m-Shaun Jones; 4. 43-Jake Jones; 5. 74-Randy Christine, Jr.; 6. 000-Matt Nailor; 7. 20-Steve Billet; 8. 21-Chad Myers; 9. 24-Daulton Bigler; 10. 99w-Chaz Walls; 11. 67-Tommy Slanker; 12. 5-Charles Potts; 13. 50-Jason Smith; 14. 51-Barry Lear; 15. 68-Carl Leach; 16. 5-Alan Sagi (DNF); 17. 25-Sam Gallagher (DNF); 18. 116-Travis Mease (DNF); 19. NINE-Randy Stoudt (DNF); DNS:  121-Larry Neiderer.  No Time.

Lap Leaders – Cam Zeigler (1-20)

305 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH (20 laps) – 1.14-Jaremi Hanson; 2. 15-John Barnett; 3. 5T-Tyler Reeser; 4. 17A-Colby Dice; 5. 9s-Rick Stief; 6. 880-Drew Ritchey; 7. 99-George Riden; 8. 8D-Scott Ellerman; 9. 99-Cale Reigle; 10. 9C-Darren Miller; 11. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 12. 86-Ron Aurend; 13. 0-Kyle Ganoe; 14. 11z-Zach Newlin; 15. 3d-Dave Grube; 16. 20-Stephanie Dodson; 17. 33-Scott Lutz; 18. 6x-Brad Mellot; 19. 50-Jay Krout; 20. 67-Ken Duke; 21. 75-Dylan Shitzer; 22. 4c-Cody Hockenberry; 23. 92-Alex Potosky; 24. 57G-Geoff Gill.  Time 5:42.18

Lap Leaders – Rick Stief (1-8), Jeremi Hanson (9-20)

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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY JIM NACE MEMORIAL 34th ANNUAL NATIONAL OPEN  FOR 410 SPRINT CARS WILL CLOSE OUT 2016 RACING SEASON SEPTEMBER 17 

ADULT GENERAL ADMISSION REDUCED TO $25; STUDENTS $10!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present its crown jewel event, the Jim Nace Memorial 34th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

The Nace Memorial National Open will be a 35-lap tribute race paying $8,000 to win and $600 to start out of the $32,000 purse. The Fast Tees Fast Time Award will pay $300. Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format.

The purse for this year’s race was restructured to pay more money through the starting field, including an increase to $600 to start the main event. For the fans, speedway management reduced adult general admission to $25 and student admission to $10 for the Nace Memorial National Open.

Joining the 410 sprint cars on the Sept. 17 racing card will be the super late models in a 25-lap main event paying $2,000 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 Sunday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m.

For the seventh 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.

In last year’s race, Danny Dietrich scored his first ever sprint car victory at the famed half-mile oval. Since then, Dietrich has won two more races at the track this season in the April All Star Circuit of Champions Ray Tilley Classic and in the July Jan Opperman/PA Speedweek Finale.

Fred Rahmer, of Salfordville, is the track’s only five-time winner of the Open with victories in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2000. Todd Shaffer of Millerstown is the other driver on the Open career win list with four championships in 1993, 1994, 2001, and 2008.

In 2014, Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove became the third driver to win the Open four times. Hodnett’s other Open victories came in 1998, 2004, and 2007.

In 2013, Pat Cannon of Etters  joined the late Maynard Yingst of Linglestown and Rahmer as only the third driver to win three consecutive National Opens. Cannon also won in 2012 and 2011. Yingst’s wins in the Open occurred in 1983, 1984, and 1985.

Other past repeat winners include 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 fourth and final appearance of the season by the 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway. In addition to Deitrich’s two wins this year, Hodnett was the winner of a special Friday night sprint car races in June.  

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.

Purse for 34th Annual National Open for 410 Sprint Cars 35 Laps (9/17/16): 1) $8,000 2) $4,000 3) $2,200 4) $1,600 5) $1,500 6) $1,300 7) $1,200 8) $1,150 9) $1,100 10) $1,000 11) $800 12) $700 13) $650 14) $625 15-24) $600  
Fast Time: $300
Also Racing: Super Late Models / $2,000 To Win
Admission for National Open (9/17/16): Adults $25; Students (12-17) $10; Kids 11 & Under Free; Pit Passes $35

Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Alan Krimes 6725
2. Brian Montieth 6470
3. Jim Siegel 6390
4. Cory Haas 6260
5. Austin Hogue 6210
5. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 6210
7. Glenndon Forsythe 5730
8. Robbie Kendall 5580
9. Freddie Rahmer 5555
10. Adam Wilt 5550
358 sprint cars
1. Chandler Leiby 5030
2. Adrian Shaffer 4975
3. Matt Campbell 4975
4. Brent Shearer 4645
5. Jeff Rohrbaugh 4635
6. Tyler Esh 4625
7. Jeff Halligan 4625
8. Doug Hammaker 4350
9. Matt Findley 4340
10. Brie Hershey 4110

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Danny Dietrich Scores Second Port Royal Labor Day Classic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/5/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg won the 65th annual Labor Day Classic for sprint cars on Monday afternoon at Port Royal Speedway, taking his second victory in the oval event after taking his first in 2014.

Ironically, both wins came aboard a replica Weikert’s Livestock No. 29 sprint car are his only career victories at the track.

Monday’s win was worth $4,000.  

Port Royal driver Dylan Cisney had the pole for the 25-lap Labor Day Classic for sprints and took the lead on the first lap ahead of Dietrich and defending event winner Brent Marks.  

Marks got by Dietrich for second on the second tour and quickly ran down Cisney to make a pass for the lead with four away.

Once in front, Marks began driving away from the field, jetting around the first and second turns using a narrowing topside moisture strip that got a bit too narrow on the 10th tour when he hopped up over it and slammed the outside turn two wall.

That misfortune sidelined him for the rest of the event and handed the lead to Dietrich with Cisney now second and ninth starter Greg Hodnett up to third.

Hodnett got around Cisney for second with 11 laps to go but had to run down Dietrich who had built up over a straightaway lead by that point.  

But steadily Hodnett did cut away the advantage to be caught up with the leader with a lap to go.  

However a final lap clash never materialized as Dietrich stayed just far enough out of reach to prevent a last ditch, final turn effort by Hodnett to steal the win.

The victory was Dietrich’s seventh overall this season in area action.

Point leader Doug Esh, who started 12th ended up a challenging third followed by Ryan Smith and Brock Zearfoss.

Sixth through 10th went to Lucas Wolfe, Aaron Ott, Cisney, TJ Stutts and Joey Hershey.

Heats went to Marks, Dietrich and Smith.

Feature finishes
9/3/16
410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Doug Esh, 4. Ryan Smith, 5. Brock Zearfoss, 6. Lucas Wolfe, 7. Aaron Ott, 8. Dylan Cisney, 9. TJ Stutts, 10. Joey Hershey, 11. Daryl Stimeling, 12. Steve Buckwalter, 13. Curt Stroup, 14. Mike Wagner, 15. Vince Snyder, 16. Cale Grubb, 17. George Streaker, 18. Troy Fraker, 19. Karl Baker, 20. Carl Bowser, 21. Blane Heimbach, 22. Brent Marks, 23. AJ Flick, 24. Kody Lehman.

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BILLY MOYER JR CAPTURES SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODEL NATIONAL OPEN

RANDY CHRISTINE BEST IN LIMITED LATE MODELS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Sunday marked the 18th running of the Jeff's Auto Body and Recycling  
Center Late Model National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway with the World of Outlaw Late Models joining central Pennsylvania's best to challenge the superspeedway of dirt track racing.

Quick time for the Craftsman World of Outlaw Late Models went to Coleby Frye with a time of 19.657 over 42 entries.

Billy Moyer Jr. and Rick Eckert brought the 24-car field to the green flag for the start of the 40-lap, $8,000-to-win Open.  Moyer led lap number one with Eckert in chase and a hard-charging Coley Frye working his way to the front.

Chub Frank was making big moves early on as he climbed to 12th by lap eight from his 24th starting spot.

The first yellow flag of the event came out on lap number eight with Moyer still out front. Eckert sat in second with speedway regular Jim Yoder rounding out the top three. Eric Wells and Jeff Rine made up the top five for the restart.

Moyer pulled away on the restart as a battle began between Yoder and Wells for the third spot. Yoder would fend off the challenges and remain third as the field reached the half way point.

Moyer, Eckert, Yoder, Wells, and Rine ran inside the top five when the crossed flags were
displayed. Moyer was enjoying a five second lead over the field on lap 20.

On lap 23 Moyer began to catch the back on the field. He had stretched the lead to a full straight-away over Eckert.

As common on a regular Saturday night race at Selinsgrove Speedway the lap traffic played into the hands of second place Rick Eckert as Eckert began to close in on Moyer for the top spot. By lap 27 the lead was down to half of its original distance.

Eckert began to run some of his quickest laps of the race as he saw his opportunity to take the race lead away.

The lead was down to less than a second and just a few car lengths with five to go. Although the leaders had closed up the rest of the field was left at a substantial distance from the battle for the lead with Yoder commanding from third on back.

Moyer looked poised to be the recipient of the big payday holding comfortable lead over Eckert until a lap 39 caution flag. Fifth place Jeff Rine blew a right rear tire with one lap to go and brought out the caution flag to change everything.

Each finish in WoO Late Models must be a green-white-checkered finish so Eckert would get two laps to try to pick off Moyer.

Moyer got an excellent start and pulled away from Eckert. Eckert rocketed out of turn two and closed up the lead that Moyer gained, but was never able to make the move coming to the checkered flag. Moyer held on for his first National Open win. Wells made a last lap pass of   Yoder for third. The night's quick timer Coleby Frye rounded out the top five finishers.

Sixth through tenth went to Tyler Erb, Morgan Bagley, Chub Frank, Steve Campbell, and Gary Stuhler.

Super Late Model heat race winners were Coleby Frye, Jim Yoder, Eric Wells, and Rick Eckert. Gary Stuhler and Frank Heckenast Jr. took B-main wins.

Randy Christine powered around the pole setter Jim Bernheisel on the start of the 20 lap limited Late Model feature. Bernheisel quickly moved back to the inside of Christine down the back stretch before Christine moved into the top spot for good off of turn four.  

Hagerstown's Alan Sagi quickly drove to second. Sagi followed Christine for the rest of the race challenging on restarts but never passing the race leader. Christine carried the momentum of his heat race win into the feature and drove to the checkered flag. Sagi, Bernheisel, Jeremy Ohl, and Matt Nailor finished in the top five.  

Travis Mease was sixth followed by Jake Jones, Cam Zeigler, Tim Krape, and Sam Gallagher.

Limited Late Model heat race wins were taken by Randy Christine of Manchester, Jim Bernheisel of Jonestown, and Milesburg driver Eric Summey. Todd Snook (Mifflin) took the consolation race.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 4 September 2016
Super Late Models – 42 Entries
40-Lap A-Main:  1) 21J Billy Moyer Jr. ($8, 000) 2) 7 Rick Eckert  3) 18 Eric Wells  4) 27 Jim Yoder  5) 0F Coleby Frye  6) 91 Tyler Erb  7) 14M Morgan Bagley  8) 1* Chub Frank  9) 2X Steve Campbell  10) 1S Gary Stuhler  11) 99J Frank Heckenast Jr.  12) 25 Shane Clanton  13) 1 Josh Richards  14) 2C Joey Coulter  15) 99B Boom Briggs  16) 76 Brandon Overton  17) 2J Jeff Rine  18) C9 Steve Casebolt  19) 3 Tim Wilson  20) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  21) 4S Danny Snyder  22) 1V Jeremy Miller  23) 4Ds Chad Hollenbeck  24) 88 Tony Adams

Heat Winners:  Coleby Frye, Jim Yoder, Eric Wells, Shane Clanton

B-Main Winners:  Gary Stuhler, Frank Heckenast Jr.

Time Trials:  1) 0F Coleby Frye 19.657  2) 1 Josh Richards 19.692  3) 21Jr Billy Moyer Jr. 19.829  4) 2C Joey Coulter 19.868  5) 18 Eric Wells 19.989  6)93 Donald Bradsher 20.124  7) C9 Steve Casebolt 20.127  8) 91 Tyler Erb 20.136  9) 27 Jim Yoder 20.151  10) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 20.257  11) 7 Rick Eckert 20.283  12)2J Jeff Rine 20.311  13) 25 Shane Clanton 20.314  14) 88 Tony Adams 20.329  15) 14M Morgan Bagley 20.349  16) 66K Justin Kann 20.383  17) 33 Trent Brenneman 20.385  18) 2X Steve Campbell  20.556  19) 4Ds Chad Hollenbeck 20.620  20) 1V Jeremy Miller 20.622 21) 1S Gary Stuhler 20.676  22) 20 Michael Davis 20.718  23) 1* Chub Frank  20.722  24) 9 Hayes Mattern 20.737  25) 99Jr. Frank Heckenast Jr. 20.794  26)99B Boom Briggs 20.798  27) 11 Jason Schmidt 20.960  28) 14H Tyler Horst  21.038  29) David Brouse Jr. 21.094  30) 10 Dave Stamm 21.095  31) 4S Danny Snyder 21.168  32) 29Z Dave Brouse Sr. 21.283  33) 2 Andrew Yoder 21.366  34) 26 Jerry Bard 21.473  35) 99Z David Zona 21.518  36) 2S Dan Stone 21.714  37) C33 Chris Casner 21.863  38) 90 Kyle Rhoads 22.044  39) 16 Matt Cochran DNT  40) 3 Tim Wilson DNT  41) 76 Brandon Overton DNT  42) 06 Mike Lupfer DNT

Limited Late Models – 30 Entries
20-Lap A-Main:  1) 74 Randy Christine  2) 5 Alan Sagi  3) 119 Jim Bernheisel  4) 20 Tim Fedderr  5) 5J Jeremy Ohl  6) 000 Matt Nailor  7) 116 Travis Mease  8) 43 Jake Jones  9) 98W Cam Zeigler  10) 07 tim Krape  11) 25 Sam Gallagher  12) 4S Danny Snyder  13) 115S Shaun Miller  14) 2M Shaun Jones  15) 21 Chad Myers  16) 2Z Dan Zechman  17) 15 Luke Hoffner  18) 21E Eric Summey  19) 2Y Andrew Yoder  20) 5M Jake Moser  21) 99 Kevin Palmerr  22) 23 Todd Snook  23) 19L David Latsha  24) 11T JR Toner
Heat Winners: Eric Summey, Randy Christine, Jim Bernheisel
Consolation: Todd Snook

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STEVIE SMITH WINS BILLY KIMMEL MEMORIAL AT WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY

Frankie Herr Wins 28th Career Super Sportsman Feature
 
MECHANICSBURG, PA –  Stevie Smith doesn’t visit Williams Grove Speedway too often for regular handicap shows, but he was in the field Sunday night for the Billy Kimmel Memorial and he made the most of it by picking up the $4,300 win in Fred Rahmer’s No. 51.
 
“It has been tough this year,” said Smith. “We just haven’t been able to get out here (victory lane). It feels good to get back to victory lane. Fred is a great car owner. It’s nice to be a part of this.”
 
Rodney Westhafer –who had his sprinter painted like the Kimmel No. 47 – started on the pole and drove into the lead to start the 25-lap main event over Cory Haas, who slid to second starting spot after Eric Tomecek failed to start.
 
Westhafer reached lapped traffic with seven laps completed and a 1.198 second lead. He slipped a little on the cushion in turn two allowing Haas to close. Westhafer and Haas would get by the lapped car and Haas challenged for the lead once again.
 
Smith was originally scheduled to start eighth, but moved up to sixth. He’d take third from Ryan Smith just before the first caution flag of the event on lap 11 for a slowing Austin Burke in turn four.
 
Westhafer pulled away as Smith worked Haas for second. An inside move off turn two got Smith the spot on lap 13. He was 1.701 seconds behind.
 
He slowly gained on the leader, but when Westhafer tried to duck low on a lapped car, Smith closed dramatically.
 
Westhafer went low off turn two to lap Nicole Bower as Smith worked the top groove. The next time through the turns, Smith went low and drove by off the corner to take the lead with three laps to go.
 
“When you’re running second or third, you just go the opposite direction or take a chance, but when you’re leading you’re trying to hold onto the lead and sometimes that’s a disadvantage,” said Smith. “The caution came out and bunched us first three up. I had just passed two in the same corner. It was a good night tonight.”
 
Westhafer tried to get under a lapped car in turn three and lost control spinning across the track collecting fourth running Ryan Smith and fifth running Brock Zearfoss with three laps to go. Nobody was hurt.
 
Smith controlled the restart although Haas stayed with him. As they headed for the checkers, the yellow flag flew instead for Zearfoss who spun in turn two.
 
An uneventful final lap saw Smith take the win over Haas, Hodnett, Lincoln track champion Alan Krimes and Doug Esh. Lucas Wolfe, Brian Montieth, Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer and Tim Glatfelter rounded out the top 10.
 
Dietrich, Hodnett and Montieth won the sprint car heats.
 
In the companion 20-lap super sportsman feature, it was Kenny Edkin starting on the pole grabbing the early race lead. Nine time track champion Frankie Herr moved into second with 10 laps to go. Herr would pass Edkin on the frontstretch with six laps to go.
 
He would go on to pick up his 28th career super sportsman win at the Grove.
 
Edkin, Scott Dellinger, Scott Geesey and Jay Fannasy completed the top five. Paul Miller, Russ Mitten, Rich Eichelberger, Davey Walsh and Steve Fannasy rounded out the top 10.
 
Herr, Dellinger and Geesey won the super sportsman heats.
 
Sprint Car Feature (25 laps):
1. Stevie Smith. 2. Cory Haas. 3. Greg Hodnett. 4. Alan Krimes. 5. Doug Esh. 6. Lucas Wolfe. 7. Brian Montieth. 8. Danny Dietrich. 9. Freddie Rahmer. 10. Tim Glatfelter. 11. Chase Dietz. 12. Chad Trout. 13. Ryan Smith. 14. Carl Bowser. 15. Brock Zearfoss. 16. Nicole Bower. 17. Troy Fraker. 18. Rodney Westhafer. 19. AJ Flick. 20. Steve Buckwalter. 21. Kyle Pruitt. 22. Austin Burke. 23. George Streaker. DNS: Eric Tomecek.
 
Super Sportsman (20 laps):
1. Frankie Herr. 2. Kenny Edkin. 3. Scott Dellinger. 4. Scott Geesey. 5. Jay Fannasy. 6. Paul Miller. 7. Russ Mitten. 8. Rich Eichelberger. 9. Davey Walsh. 10. Steve Fannasy. 11. Tony Jackson. 12. Justin Foster. 13. Teddy Thomas. 14. Rick Barr. 15. Bruce Buckwalter. 16. Lanny Hake. 17. Russ Lebo. 18. Troy Hockenberryy. 19. John Stoll Jr. 20. Gregg Foster. 21. Dave Berkheimer. 22. Dave Conrad.

Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint car points
9/4
1. Greg Hodnett* 4630
2. Brian Montieth*** 4520
3. Danny Dietrich* 4360
4. Doug Esh** 4215
5. Cory Haas 3900
6. Freddie Rahmer* 3700
7. Alan Krimes 3565
8. Brock Zearfoss* 3470
9. Lucas Wolfe** 3365
10. Austin Hogue 2800

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Satterlee Thrills For Port Royal UFO Butch Renninger Late Model Memorial Win

Greg Hodnett claims seventh oval sprints win

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9/3/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills became the first repeat winner of the prestigious Butch Renninger Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, taking home $4,290 (including lap money) for his 33-lap run in the UFO Late Model-sanctioned event.

Satterlee put on a sterling performance over the 38 cars in competition, fighting it out with Keith Barbara  and Coelby Frye for the victory, which was also the second of the season for him at the speedway.

In the 25-lap 410 sprint car main, Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove claimed his seventh oval win of the season, using the bottom groove to perfection to get by Aaron Ott for the win.

The econo late model main went to Harold Ranck Jr. for his second checkers of the season while Pete Leister of Port Royal fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming an oval titlist by wrapping up the xtreme stock championship with a win.

Satterlee started on the pole of the 33-lap Butch Renninger Memorial and was chased early by Nick Dickson.  

The smooth running Satterlee entered the rear of the field with 10 laps down and by lap 12 found seventh starter Keith Barbara of South Park up to second and running down his advantage.

But Barbara’s job was made easier on the 15th tour when the races first caution flag unfurled for Mason Zeigler.  

Satterlee chose the inside lane for the restart and had Barbara in his shadow when action resumed and when the leader missed his entrance on the low side in the first corner on the 22nd lap, Barbara throttled into the lead on the backstretch.

But that move only served to put Satterlee’s elbows up as it forced him higher around the speedway in the ensuing laps, with Coleby Frye up to third from eighth starting spot.

Barbara held command until the 25th circuit when Satterlee used an outside run off of the second corner to blast across the track on the backstretch and bolt to Barbara’s extreme inside as the pair rushed into the third corner.  

Satterlee had no choice but to then blast up across the track in the third turn, hoping to catch the car on the cushion and be able to point it down the front stretch, which he did.  

Barbara was still running second with Frye a challenging third with four laps to go when the races final caution flag unfurled and Satterlee chose the inside lane for the restart.

When action resumed, sparks flew, literally, when Frye got to Barbara’s inside as the pair crossed underneath the green flag.

A hard hit between the two found each of them leaning on one another for the hotly-contested spot as they raced hooked together in the first corner with Barbara and Frye driving up across the track only to see Barbara slam the outside wall and come to a stop as Frye got away from any accident.

This set up another restart now with Frye to Satterlee’s outside and Frye drove into the lead on the backstretch using his outside momentum.

But Satterlee was not to be outdone nor denied as he put a massive flyer on Frye in the third corner to regain control and bring the fans to their feet as he raced back down the frontstretch, still the leader.

From that point on he pulled away to the win to take the checkers by 1.918 seconds over Frye, 16th starter Dylan Yoder, Chad Hollenbeck and Dan Stone.

Sixth through 10th went to Kenny Moreland, Trent Brenneman, Jeremy Miller, Mike Lupfer and Tim Smith Jr.

Heats went to Lupfer, Zeigler, Barbara and Waylon Wagner with twin consolations going to Brenneman and Andy Haus.  

Lupfer set at new 10-lap track record in his head with a time of 3:08.316.

Rick Lafferty led the first four laps of the sprint car main before fourth starter Aaron Ott took over at the front.  

Ott was in control over Lafferty, Lucas Wolfe and Greg Hodnett on the eighth tour when TJ Stutts spun, causing a caution flag period.

That running order remained the same until the 11th lap when Hodnett began coming on to get by Wolfe for third and then Lafferty for second on lap 13.

It took Hodnett only two more laps to run down leader Ott and easily drive into the lead using the smooth bottom lane.

He then pulled away to a 4.283 second win over sixth starter Danny Dietrich who was gaining speed with every lap.

Ott finished third followed by Wolfe and Dylan Cisney.

Sixth through 10th went to Brock Zearfoss, Lafferty, Doug Esh, Curt Stroup and Blane Heimbach.  

Heats went to Cisney, Hodnett and Ott.

Feature finishes:
9/3/16
410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Aaron Ott, 4. Lucas Wolfe, 5. Dylan Cisney, 6. Brock Zearfoss, 7. Rick Lafferty, 8. Doug Esh, 9. Curt Stroup, 10. Blane Heimbach, 11. Mike Wagner, 12. TJ Stutts, 13. Tyler Bear, 14. Cale Grubb, 15. Anthony Fiore, 16. Dustin Baney, 17. Mike Wagner II., 18. Austin  Burke, 19. Mark Coldren, 20. Karl Baker, 21. Vincey Snyder, 22. Kody Lehman, 23. Joey Hershey, 24. Trenton Schaeffer

Late models, 33 laps: 1. Gregg Satterlee, 2. Coleby Frye, 3. Dylan Yoder, 4. Chad Hollenbeck, 5. Dan Stone, 6. Kenny Moreland, 7. Trent Brenneman, 8. Jeremy Miller, 9. Mike Lupfer, 10. Tim Smith Jr., 11. Andy Haus, 12. Devin Friese, 13. Tim Wilson, 14. Andrew Yoder, 15. Bump Hedman, 16. Danny Snyder, 17. Mike Mort, 18. Keith Barbara, 19. Nick Dickson, 20. Waylon Wagner, 21. Mason Zeigler, 22. Billy Wampler, 23. Jerry Bard, 24. Pancho Lawler, 25. Justin Kann

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358 Sprint Championship Is Sept. 16 At Williams Grove Speedway

Event pays $2,500 to win 25-lap main

9/4/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – One of if not the biggest event for 358 sprint cars in history is looming at Williams Grove Speedway, slated for Friday night, September 16 at 8 pm.  

The 358 Sprint Car Championship, paying a hefty $2,500 to the winner and $250 just to start.  The special event for the 358 sprint cars will be 25-laps in distance.

In order to be eligible for the event, drivers had to compete in at least two racing events at Williams Grove  prior to September 16 and to date 37 entries are possible for the big mid-September showdown.

Heats and the feature will be handicapped based on combined average points from the 2016 Central PA 358 Sprint Point Series.

The 410 sprint cars will also be on the big Friday night racing card.

The huge event for the 358 sprint cars has attracted the best mid-state 358 sprint car talent, many of which compete throughout the area on varying nights.

Williams Grove Speedway is dark on Friday, September 9 but returns with the special HJ Towing & Recovery show one week later on September 16.

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Port Royal World Of Outlaws Tickets Go On Sale September 5

Reserved seats offered for October 15 racing program beginning Labor Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/4/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – In conjunction with the World of Outlaws, reserved seat tickets for Port Royal Speedway’s October 15 World of Outlaws sprint car program will go on sale September 5.

Presented by Nittany Media, the October 15 World of Outlaws date at Port Royal Speedway carries an October 16 raindate.  

Reserved seats for this year’s show are available in rows 11 – 19 of the original aluminum grandstand, sections a – g, priced at $35 each, regardless of age.

Rows 1 – 10 in sections a - g of the original aluminum grandstand will be open, first-come, first-serve, general admission seating for the big race this year along with all other facility seating including those seats in the newly installed grandstand for 2016.

General admission prices for the October 15 event are as follows: Ages 0 - 11, Free; Ages 12 - 18, $20; Adults, $30.  

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

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

Pit Admission will be $40.

NOTE:
Any port royal season seats that have been purchased for the 2016 racing season will be honored/good for the Oct. 15 WoO show.  Port Royal season seats can no longer be purchased for this season.

Any person that purchased a season admission pass at any time for 2016 has his/her general admission paid for the Oct. 15 race.  If that person wishes to obtain a seat in a reserved area for Oct. 15, he/she will have to pay a $5 up-charge on the day of the event to obtain one of those seats if any are still available.  No up-charge seats can be purchased prior to the day of the event.  HOWEVER, if that person is so inclined and wants to ensure ownership of a certain seat in the reserved area, he/she has the option to purchase a reserved seat/admission for the event at full admission price. OR, he/she can attempt to obtain seating in the unreserved general admission portion of the grandstand on the day of the race.

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SHULTZ, MATTERN, SLANKER, HOFFMAN & BISSINGER CLOSE OUT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
REGULAR SEASON POINTS RACING IN SATURDAY NIGHT FEATURES ONLY PROGRAM

WORLD OF OUTLAWS LATE MODEL SERIES SUNDAY NIGHT (SEPT. 4) IN NATIONAL OPEN
410 SPRINT CARS TO CLOSE OUT SEASON SEPT. 17 IN JIM NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners returned to Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday night to complete the Aug. 27 features that were postponed due to a power outage that affected area communities and the speedway.

The features completed the regular points racing season at the Snyder County oval for 2016 with Mark Smith of Sunbury clinching the 360 sprint car title, Jeff Rine of Danville the super late model championship, Brad Mitch of McClure winning the pro stock division crown, and Keith Bissinger of Orangeville wrapping up the roadrunner title.

Jason Shultz of Carlisle and Hayes Mattern of Beavertown were first-time winners this season at the track in the 25-lap 360 sprint car and super late model main events, respectively. Tommy Slanker and AJ Hoffman of Richfield split the wins in the 15-lap pro stock races, while Keith Bissinger closed out the roadrunner racing season with a victory in the 12-lap main event.

Selinsgrove Speedway will be right back in action Sunday night over the Labor Day holiday (Sept. 4)  with the Craftsman World of Outlaw Late Model series in the Jeff's Auto Body and Recycling Center Late Model National Open. The track’s crown jewel event for the super Late Models will pay $8,000 to win and run 40 laps. The Limited Late Models will also be on the night’s racing card. Darrell Lanigan is the defending winner of the event and will look to extend his three-race winning streak in the Open.

Track gates open at 4p.m. for the Sept. 4 race. Adult admission to the grandstands will be $30, students (12-17) $10, and 11 and under are free. Pit Passes will be $40.

The 2016 season will close out Saturday, Sept. 17, with the Jim Nace  Memorial 34th Annual National Open for the 410 Sprint Cars. The Late Models will join the 410 Sprinters in the season finale at 7p.m.

The Selinsgrove Speedway season awards banquet will be held November 5 at the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport. Tickets will go on sale in September.

Colby Womer jumped into the race lead at the drop of the green flag in the 25-lap Newville Family of Companies 360 Sprint Car main event while Jason Shultz charged from his eighth starting spot. Eric Tomecek was quickly into second and Shultz had moved to third on lap four. Tomecek and Shutlz made up a lot of ground on Womer as they approached lap traffic.
Tomecek was the first to go by Womer followed quickly by Shultz, who on the next lap, would go by Tomecek to secure the top spot. A red flag on lap 18 was the first time the race lost green flag status as Ryan Kissinger flipped. He escaped injury.

With the field bunched up for the restart, Tomecek used the restart to challenge Shultz a few times, but never more than in turns 3&4 on the final lap. Shultz got the run he needed to drive away to pick up his first win at the track in over two years. The checkered flag came over Tomecek, Derek Locke, Colby Womer, and Mike Walter.  Michael Walter II recovered from an early race flat tire to finish in sixth. He raced across the line ahead of Eric Parker, Larry Kelleher, Darren Schott, and Charlie Anderson. Heat race wins on Aug. 27 went to Womer and  Walter.

The Jeff's Auto Body and Recycling Center Super Late Model feature race was the last chance for teams to tune up leading into the Sunday’s World of Outlaw race. Hayes Mattern looked to kick the monkey off his back and take his first win of the season. Mattern jumped to the race lead from his front row starting spot. Bryan Bernheisel quickly looked to be the car to beat as he raced into the second position from his seventh starting spot. By lap 20 Bernheisel had pulled to the rear bumper of Mattern's number 9.

Soon the race for the lead was into lap traffic and Bernheisel really put the pressure on Mattern. With two to go Mattern made a bold move around two lap cars that left a gap between he and Bernheisel. Bernheisel was not done yet. He closed the lead up enough that in the final corner he could pull even with Mattern coming to the checkered flag. The two made contact out of turn four as the drag race to the finish began. Mattern held on by just .025 seconds for the win.
Bernheisel earned a hard fought second place. Tony Adams closed out the podium finishers ahead of Jeff Rine and Steve Campbell. Matt Cochran, Luke Hoffner, Jim Yoder, Dave Zona, and Save Stamm made up the rest of the top ten finishers. Bernheisel and Cochran were the heat race winners on Aug. 27.

When the green flag came out in the A&A Auto Stores Pro Stock main event, Brad Mitch locked up the 2016 Pro Stock points' championship. Mitch looked to end the championship bid with a victory when he took the race lead away from Brandon Moser on lap 5. Tommy Slanker had other ideas of how the season would end. Slanker used an inside line to go by Mitch on a lap 11 restart and opened up a lead. A yellow flag came out again on laps 14 setting up a one lap shootout for the win.  

Slanker showed the way into turn three when Mitch threw a big slide job going for the win. Slanker was able to make the move back into the race lead to grab his second win of the season. Moser was actually able to sneak under Mitch for second while Mitch settled for the third spot. AJ Hoffman and Curtis Lawton were the rest of the drivers in the top five. Nate Herman finished sixth followed by Shaun Lawton, Lori Croop, Matt Wilson, and John Troxell. Hoffman and Stroup were winners in the heat races.

Keith Bissinger has claimed all but three wins this year in the A&A  Auto Stores Roadrunners. Saturday night he hoped to celebrate his championship run with a victory. Bissinger led much of the feature event, but a late race yellow gave runner up Brian Johnson a chance to grab the race lead away. Bissinger admitted he was running lower on the speedway thinking the inside was faster, but Johnson was making the outside line work. Johnson pulled even with Bissinger going into  
turn one of the final lap and then crossed over the race leader coming to the checkered flag. At the flag stand the drag race finish went in favor of Bissinger. Johnson was second ahead of early race leader Will Brunson. Tom Underwood and Smith cope were fourth and fifth. Butch Shaffer, Cory Collier, Dustin Snook, Miranada Minium, and Jim Collier rounded out the top ten finishers.

In the night cap the Pro Stocks returned to complete a feature event from July 3rd. AJ Hoffman took the race lead early and dominated the 15 lap feature. The win moved him into sole possession of the number one slot of the Pro Stock win list. The win was Hoffman's 46th career victory. Matt Wilson followed him across the line along with Nate Stroup, Peanut Heintzelman, and Bill Conrad.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 4 September 2016 (rescheduled features from 27 August 2016
360 Sprints – 17 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 29 Jason Shultz  2) 1W Eric Tomecek  3) 77 Derek Locke  4) 19 Colby Womer  5)49 Mike Walter  6) 33 Michael Walter II  7) 39P Eric Parker  8) 76 Larry Kelleher  9) 71A Darren Schott  10) 71 Charlie Anderson  11) 2T Michael Thomas  12) 66 Ryan Kissinger  13) 49 Mallie Shuster (DNS)  14) C4 Jim Shuster (DNS)  15) 5 Brian Nornhold (DNS)  16) 39 Nate Snyder DNS  17) 14 Frank Gulick DNS
Heat Winners:  Colby Womer, Mike Walter

Late Models – 19 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 9 Hayes Mattern  2) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  3) 88 Tony Adams  4) 2J Jeff Rine  5) 2C Steve Campbell  6) 16 Matt Cochran  7) 15 Luke Hoffner  8) 27 Jim Yoder  9) 99Z Dave Zona  10) 10 Dave Stamm  11) 99 Steve Stitt  12) 33C Chris Casner  13) 3 Robbie Smith  14) 86 Austin Berry  15) 77 Dick Houtz  16) 98 Randy Croop  17) 7M Meade Hahn  18) 119 Jim Bernheisel  19) 6 Donnie Schick DNS
Heat Winners:  Bryan Bernheisel, Matt Cochran

Pro Stocks – 15 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 40 Tommy Slanker  2) 8M Brandon Moser  3) 10M Brad Mitch   4) 6C AJ Hoffman  5) 33 Curtis Lawton  6) 6 Nate Herman  7) 92 Shawn Lawton  8) 55 Lori Croop  9) 83 Matt Wilson  10) 55T John Troxell  11) 71 Kurt Wray  12) 26 Nate Stroup  13) 99 Peanut Heintelman  14) 14C Bill Conrad  15) 8K Jeremy Kline
Heat Winners:  AJ Hoffman, Nate Stroup
Make-Up 15-Lap A-Main from July 3, 2016:  1) 6C AJ Hoffman  2) 83 Matt Wilson  3) 26 Nate Stroup  4) 99 Peanut Heintzelman  5) 14C Bill Conrad  6) 55T John Troxell  7) 8S Andrew Shoop  8) 88 Matt Hornberger  9) 71 Kurt Wray  10) 28 Dan Condo  11) 4 Jim Payne  12) 11 Jake Buck

Roadrunners – 10 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 11 Keith Bissinger  2) 201 Brian Johnson  3) 76 Will Brunson  4) 12 Tom Underwood  5) 1 Smith Cope  6) 7 Butch Shaffer  7) 44C Corey Collier  8) 41D Dustin Snook  9) 28 Miranda Minium  10) 44x Jim Collier  11) 2B Brian Mabus  12) 41 Dennis Conrad

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Sept. 3
1. Alan Krimes 6725
2. Brian Montieth 6470
3. Jim Siegel 6390
4. Cory Haas 6260
5. Austin Hogue 6210
5. G. McIntyre Jr. 6210
7. G. Forsythe 5730
8. Robbie Kendall 5580
9. Freddie Rahmer 5555
10. Adam Wilt 5550   
358 sprints
Sept. 3
1. Chandler Leiby 5030
2. Adrian Shaffer 4975
3. Matt Campbell 4975
4. Brent Shearer 4645
5. Jeff Rohrbaugh 4635
6. Tyler Esh 4625
7. Jeff Halligan 4625
8. Doug Hammaker 4350
9. Matt Findley 4340
10. Brie Hershey 4110
 

  Williams Grove

410s

Sept. 16
1. Greg Hodnett 4790
2. Brian Montieth 4670
3. Danny Dietrich 4550
4. Doug Esh 4395
5. Cory Haas 4110
6. Freddie Rahmer 3900
7. Alan Krimes 3835
8. Lucas Wolfe 3585
9. Brock Zearfoss 3570
10. Austin Hogue 3030

358 sprint cars

FINAL
1. Kevin Nouse 2090
2. Chandler Leiby 1700
3. Adrian Shaffer 1680
4. Matt Findley 1455
5. Doug Hammaker 1435
6. Chris Arnold 1420
7. Nyle Berkes 1400
8. Jordan Givler 1370
9. Brie Hershey 1300
10.  R. Eichelberger 1290

 

 Super Sportsman

FINAL
1. Russ Mitten 2810
1. Scott Geesey 2810
3. Scott Dellinger 2730
4. Tony Jackson 2490
5. Mike Enders 2350
6. Rich Eichelberger 2250
7. Kenny Edkin 2170
8. Gregg Foster 2050
9. Chad Criswell 1860
10. Jay Fannasy 1670

 

Port Royal

Sept. 4

1. Doug Esh 6055
2. Mike Wagner 5815
3. Brock Zearfoss 5810
4. Dylan Cisney  5685
5. Greg Hodnett 5580
6. Ryan Taylor 5065
7. Curt Stroup 4990
8. Lucas Wolfe 4975
9. Kody Lehman  4455
10. Joey Hershey 4245   
 

Selinsgrove
360s

 FINAL
1. Mark Smith 3265
2. Jason Shultz 3240
3. Derek Locke  3045
4. R. Kissinger 2980
5. Eric Tomecek 2880
6. Davie Franek  2780
7. M. Walter II 2485
8. T.J. Stutts 2460
9. Cody Keller 2265
10.  L. Kelleher  2200

 

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