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Hodnett And Dietrich Split Williams Grove Sprint Twin 20s

8/21/15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Greg Hodnett and Danny Dietrich scored twin 20-lap features for sprint cars Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

Winners took home $2,500 for their victories.

To start out the night, Hodnett set quick time over the field with a lap of 17.247 seconds before going to work in the first feature.

Lucas Wolfe and Lance Dewease framed the front row for the start of the first main event with Wolfe going out front with a strong start.

Chased by Dewease, Wolfe entered the backmarkers on the eighth tour with fourth starter Hodnett racing third.

But Wolfe’s entire night came to an end with nine laps to go when his motor expired in the second corner, remanding the point to Dewease.

Hodnett took a shot at Dewease on the restart but Dewease used all of the speedway to his advantage to keep Hodnett at bay despite repeated charges by the challenger.

The race for the lead cooled down with five laps to go before Hodnett mounted his final charge with two laps left.

The Spring Grove driver was able to sweep under Dewease through the third and fourth turns as the pair raced toward the white flag to take control.

But Dewease came back to reclaim the point momentarily with a big swoop in the first corner only to see his car drift to the outside of the second turn, allowing Hodnett to bite fast in the second turn and drive by again, this time to seal the win.

The victory was Hodnett’s fourth of the season at the track including a win in 360-sprint competition.

Dewease was second followed by Aaron Ott, Danny Dietrich and Rodney Westhafer.

Sixth through 10th went to Cory Haas, Brent Marks, Rico Abreu, Brian Montieth and Mark Smith.

Hodnett pulled an invert of 10 for the second feature, placing Smith and Montieth on the front row for the green flag.

Montieth allowed Smith to lead only the first circuit before taking over.

Dietrich started seventh in the feature and was riding second and gaining on Montieth when the red flag appeared with seven laps to go for a two-car tangle in the fourth corner involving Pat Cannon and Glenndon Forsythe.

Under the stoppage, fifth-place runner Hodnett was forced to pit after coming up with a left front flat tire, ending his bid for a sweep of the night.

It took Dietrich only two laps to rout underneath Montieth and take the lead when action resumed, also with a low move in the third and fourth corners.

And once at the front, Dietrich pulled away from Montieth to claim his fourth checkers of the season at Williams Grove by 2.014 seconds.

Montieth settled for second followed by Westhafer, Smith and Abreu.

Sixth through 10th went to Marks, Austin Hogue, Ott, Dewease and Alan Krimes.

Twin heats went to Marks and Smith.

August 21, 2015 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 20 laps, feature No. 1: 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Lance Deweae, 3. Aaron Ott, 4. Danny Dietrich, 5. Rodney Westhafer, 6. Cory Haas, 7. Brent Marks, 8. Rico Abreu, 9. Brian Montieth, 10. Mark Smith, 11. Austin Hogue, 12. Pat Cannon, 13. Glenndon Forsythe, 14. Nicole Bower, 15. Rick Lafferty, 16. Jim Shuster, 17. Tim Wagaman, 18. Kyle Pruitt, 19. Jordan Givler, 20. Troy Fraker, 21. Alan Krimes, 22. Brock Zearfoss, 23. Lucas Wolfe. 24. Doug Esh

410 sprints, 20 laps, feature No. 2: 1. Dietrich, 2. Montieth, 3. Westhafer, 4. Smith, 5. Abreu, 6. Marks, 7. Hogue, 8. Ott, 9. Dewease, 10. Krimes, 11. Esh, 12. Bower, 13. Lafferty, 14. Pruitt, 15. Hodnett, 16. Givler, 17. Shuster, 18. Wagaman, 19. Fraker, 20. Haas, 21. Cannon, 22. Forsythe

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4 DIVISION RACING PROGRAM THIS SATURDAY ON BERNHEISEL RACE COMPONENTS NIGHT

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway swings back into action at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 22, with a four division program of 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners on Bernheisel Race Components Night. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

For the 2015 season, Jim Bernheisel, President of Bernheisel Race Components, announced a local track sponsorship program that will provide more than $60,000 in awards, parts, and cash to the late models, limited late models, and econo late models at five area speedways, including Selinsgrove.

This Saturday the super late models will compete in a 25-lap main event paying $1,500 to win. The points margin among the top four drivers in the standings is the closest it has been in years in the chase for the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center/Bernheisel Race Components chase for the championship.

Three-time winners Steve Campbell and Jeff Rine, both of Danville, are separated by just five points, with Campbell holding the upper hand entering this weekend’s racing. One-time winner Dave Zona of Montrose is just 55 points behind the leader, with Jim Yoder of Selinsgrove trailing in fourth by 75 points.

TJ Stutts of Liverpool picked up his third 360 sprint car win of the season last Saturday night in the $10,000-to-win Mach 1 Chassis National Open. He leads the standings by 270 points over defending champion and four-time winner Mark Smith of Sunbury. One-time winner Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., is 310 points behind Stutts in the third position.

Both the A&A Auto Stores pro stocks and roadrunners return to racing action this Saturday. Just ten points separate one-time winner and leader AJ Stroup of Evendale from two-time winner Andrew Shoop of Mifflintown.

In the roadrunner standings, two-time winner John Fowler Jr. of Milmont holds a 50-point lead over one-time winner Bob Bussey of Northumberland.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present another four division racing card on Saturday, Aug. 29, with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioning the 17th annual Late Model National Open on Sunday, Sept. 6, over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The final points race for the speedway’s weekly four divisions is slated for Saturday, Sept. 12, on Foss Jewelers Night. Paul Stine Chevrolet will be the title sponsor of the Jim Nace Memorial 33rd annual National Open for 410 sprint cars on Saturday, Sept. 19, to close out the 2015 season.

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Williams Grove Speedway Has Champions Night This Saturday

Mechanicsburg, PA., August 18, 2015

On August 22, Williams Grove Speedway will present their final 2015 Saturday Night Series Saturday event.  The final Saturday show will feature the Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman, Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Models and Aquafun Pools Street Stocks.

Following the completion of racing the top drivers will receive their awards.  Along with trophies and prize money, speedway management will distribute special awards for Rookie of the Year, Sportsmanship and Most Improved.

Williams Grove Speedway’s Saturday Night Series will finish the year with a Friday night race on September 11.  The show’s highlight will be the Topless 30 for the 358 Late Models.  The stock cars will race under the stars with each team removing the roof off their 358 Late Model. Joining the 358 Late Models will be the Super Sportsman and Street Stocks.

The Aquafun Pools Street Stocks will compete at Williams Grove Speedway this Friday, August 21.  They will join the 410 Sprint Cars.

Williams Grove Speedway management will donate their half of Saturday’s 50/50 money to the Make A Wish foundation.

Saturday’s racing action begins at 7 PM.  Adult admission is $6 with children 12 and under free.  For more information on the Saturday Night Series and all Williams Grove Speedway events please visit the speedway web page at www.williamsgrove.com or the track’s Facebook page.

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Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
as of Aug. 15
1. Brian Montieth 6195
2. Alan Krimes 5890
3. Kyle Moody 5535
4. Cory Haas 5515
5. Austin Hogue 5480
6. Danny Dietrich 5265
7. Jim Siegel 5135
8. R. Kendall 5090
9. F. Rahmer 4775
10. T. Glatfelter 4685

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DIETZ’S FIRST CAREER 410 SPRINT WIN COMES AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

USAC/ARDC Midget show up next on Wednesday night

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/15/2015 – Rookie driver Chase Dietz fulfilled a life-long dream by claiming his first career 410 sprint car feature win during Premier Auto Works/Auto Locator Night at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

After normal qualifying and a unique set of two-car match races for the top 12 starters, the 2014 Lincoln “358” champ started fifth in the feature event.

Polesitter Jordan Mackison took the lead at the outset from outside front row starter Scott Fisher and led the first ten laps before Dietz nosed in front of him at the start-finish line, just before the lone caution flag of the race came out for a spinning Cory Haas in turn four of lap 11.

Because half the field wasn’t by, the lap didn’t count but Dietz’s pass for the lead did.

“I was sitting there under the caution and couldn’t believe I was in front,” said Dietz. “We kept plugging away and I was kinda hoping we’d hit lapped traffic so that they would block for me a little bit.”

“After last night,” continued Dietz, “This race is definitely for Jim Campbell and the whole racing community. It’s tough to see that happen, but we all know what could happen when we strap in these race cars. It’s just a passion of ours. We all send prayers and thoughts out to the whole family. It’s just part of racing, but we just hope we never see it again.”

“We were racing with Jordan for the lead and I thought I was going spin out there a couple of times. It wasn’t the best I could have done getting up through. But we only have about 20 races on this thing, and it’s definitely a handful…especially when you’re getting excited going for the lead,” said Dietz, “It doesn’t matter what your in or where you are in any event here…it’s so tough. It’s a great accomplishment to be sitting here where all these legends have been. It’s an amazing feeling.”

After the 11th-lap caution, Dietz drove flawlessly through lapped traffic over the final 15 laps, holding off serious challenges by Adam Wilt, Alan Krimes, and Brian Montieth as the leaders raced through lapped traffic over the final ten laps. Montieth caught Krimes for third with three laps to go. Though he tried unsuccessful sliders on two occasions, fourth-starting Wilt was unable to make the pass and crossed 1.44 seconds behind Dietz.

“We talked to Scott earlier in the year, and he decided he wanted to put me in the car. I told him I didn’t know why he wanted to put a 17-year-old rookie in the car and spend all that money to give me this dream. I’m so fortunate,” reflected Dietz, “I have so many great people behind me. I can’t thank Scott, his family, and my family enough for giving me this opportunity.”

Mackison completed his best-ever Lincoln run in fifth, with Jim Siegel, Tim Glafelter, Austin Hogue, Tyler Ross, and Billy Dietrich rounding out the top ten.

Heats for the 25 410’s on hand were won by Robbie Kendall, Dietz, and Krimes.

Lincoln swings back into action with a special mid-week show this Wednesday, August 19th, at 7:30 PM with the USAC Dirt Midgets (co-sanctioned by ARDC) coming to Central Pennsylvania. Central PA Legends will round out the evenings racing program which will see the gates open at 5:30 PM, and time trials getting underway at 7:30 PM.

Then next Saturday night, August 22, 2015 it will BAPS NIGHT featuring the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints and All-American Outlaws. Gates open at 5:30 PM with racing action getting underway at 7:30 PM.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

410 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH (25 laps) – 1. 44-Chase Dietz; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 8. 52-Austin Hogue; 9. 5-Tyler Ross; 10. 8-Billy Dietrich; 11. 21t-Scott Fisher; 12. 11c-Cory Haas, 13. 1*-Tim Wagaman, 14. 99m-Kyle Moody; 15. 3b-Randy Baughman; 16. 2w-Joey Allen; 17, 91-David Quackenbush; 18. 10-Zach Eucalano; 19. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 20. 37-J.J. Grasso (DNF); 21. 15m-Bobby Mazingo (DNF); 22. 55k-Robbie Kendall (DNF); DNS - 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 3w-Hunter Mackison. No Time

Lap Leaders – Jordon Mackison (1-10), Chase Dietz (11-25)

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Heimbach Drives To 10-Second Port Royal Sprints Victory, Miller Takes Lates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/15/15

Port Royal – Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove drove away from the sprint car field to record a massive margin of victory at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, taking the win over Lance Dewease by 10.155 seconds.

In the super late model main, Jeff Miller of Huntingdon wired the field for the 22-lap win over Tim Smith Jr.

And in the econo late model main it was Tim Fedder picking up the win for his second of the year in the division.

Curt Zimmerman won the All American Outlaws main to close out the night.

Heimbach and Dewease lined up third and fourth for the start of the 25-lap 410 sprint car main with Joey Hershey and Curt Stroup on the front row.

Heimbach struck early when the race began, driving by Stroup and bursting inside of Hershey for control in the first corner as the race took the green flag.

But Hershey served notice he wasn’t so easy to turn away when he came back on Heimbach out of the second corner to regain the point and pull Heimbach back to the stripe.

Heimbach then chased Hershey lap after lap with the pair running two distinct grooves, Heimbach glued to the bottom and Hershey racing around the top of the track.

On the fifth tour, Hershey’s margin over Heimbach at the stripe was just .078 seconds and on the ensuing lap Heimbach got out front to begin his run at the point.

He entered the backmarkers on the ninth tour in what would turn out to be a non-stop affair while Hershey ran a good race in second with Dewease racing third.

Dewease finally got around Hershey with nine laps to go but failed to close up the advantage that Heimbach had amassed by that point, which was 4.074 seconds.

Instead, the Selinsgrove driver jetted away for the win, darting through traffic to the finish to record his 10th career victory at the oval and first since the season opener in 2014.

Dewease settled for second, over 10 seconds back while seventh starter Ryan Taylor drove to the front for third with a challenging Steve Buckwalter in fourth.

Hershey fell to fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to 19th starter Mike Erdley, Dylan Cisney, Dave Sammons, Brock Zearfoss and Stroup.

Heats for the 20-car field went to Sammons and Hershey.

Miller started on the pole of the 22-lap super late model main and controlled the entire affair.

Jason Schmidt raced in second for the first half of the event before seventh starter Tim Smith Jr. motored by for the spot.

However Smith was never able to drive down any distance on Miller, instead finishing 3.280 seconds behind at the checkers.

The victory was the third of Miller’s Port Royal career.

Point leader Mike Lupfer rode home third followed by Schmidt and Trent Brenneman.

Sixth through 10th went to Patrick Bryner, Tim Wilson, Mitch Hack, Andy Haus and Matt Parks.

Heats went to Haus and Brenneman.
 
Race Results:
Feature Finishes
8/15/15

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Blane Heimbach, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Ryan Taylor, 4. Steve Buckwalter, 5. Joey Hershey, 6. Mike Erdley, 7. Dylan Cisney, 8. Dave Sammons, 9. Brock Zearfoss, 10. Curt Stroup, 11. Rick Lafferty, 12. Frankie Herr, 13. Trenton Scheaffer, 14. Scott Wilson, 15. Anthony Fiore, 16. Phil Walter, 17. Daryl Stimeling, 18. Todd Berkheimer

DNS: Vince Snyder, Wayne Dadetto

Late models, 22 laps: 1. Jeff Miller, 2. Tim Smith Jr., 3. Mike Lupfer, 4. Jason Schmidt, 5. Trent Brenneman, 6. Patrick Bryner, 7. Tim Wilson, 8. Mitch Hack, 9. Andy Haus, 10. Matt Parks, 11. Jim Bernheisel, 12. Scott Flickinger, 13. Eric Zembower, 14. Steve Bailor, 15. Daulton Biegler, 16. Mike Mort, 17. Chuck Haydt Jr.

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Williams Grove Speedway Cancels Friday Racing After Fatal Crash

August 15 Saturday Series Program Is Also Cancelled

8/14/15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg - Williams Grove Speedway cancelled its racing program midway through practice laps on Friday night after a racing accident claimed the life of sprint car driver James “Jim” Campbell Jr., of Feasterville.

The accident took place in the third corner of the speedway during warm ups.

The staff and management of Williams Grove Speedway express and extend sincere sympathy to the Campbell family at this difficult time.

The Saturday Series racing program slated for August 15 has also been cancelled out of the utmost respect for the Campbell family as well as for all speedway employees, staff, management and emergency personnel as they all attempt to deal with the tragedy at hand.

Rainchecks from the August 14 racing program will of course be honored.

For fans and racers who currently hold an outstanding Saturday Series raincheck, an additional week has been added to the time period permitted to redeem those rainchecks.

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Lincoln Speedway
358 sprints
1. Doug Hammaker 4090
2. Matt Campbell 4085
3. Brie Hershey 3985
4. Jeff Rohrbaugh 3930
5. Cody Fletcher 3850
6. Matt Findley 3745
7. Cole Young 3735
8. Chandler Leiby 3375
9. Kyle Denmyer 3345
10. Tyler Esh 3305

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Williams Grove Hosts Kids Night, URC Sprints & 410 Sprints August 14

Twin 20s Coming August 21

8/9/15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Friday, August 14 will be Kids Night at Williams Grove Speedway, featuring games, activities and prizes for youth before and during the races in the infield.

Action on the track for the night features the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints and the URC 360/358 sprints.

Racing action begins at 7:30 pm.

The URC sprints will be competing in their third and final show of the year at the historic oval.

So far this season, Curt Michael and Greg Hodnett have taken the URC shows held at the historic track.

The URCs will race in a 25-lap main, paying $2,000 to the winner.  

Lap and bonus money will be in effect for the 410 sprints on Friday night.

General admission for the August 14 show is set at $15 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.  

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The track portion of the 50/50 on August 14 will go to the Boyscouts Of America.    

August 21 finds the fan favorite Diamond Series Twin 20s for the 410 sprints taking center stage along with Fireworks.

The Saturday Series street stocks will also be on the Twins program.

Williams Grove Speedway will purchase and distribute some $5,000 in rear tires to the competitors in the Twin 20s, adding to the overall value of the events.

All finishers in the first feature will each receive a free rear tire along with the winner of the second main event.

August will come to a close on the 28th with a sprint twinbill of 410 and 358 action.

The Williams Grove Saturday series featuring action with the super sportsman, limited late models and the street stocks continues through August.

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Hodnett Becomes First Repeat Winner In Port Royal Dream Race, Earning $10,820

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/8/15

Port Royal – Greg Hodnett hustled forward from his eighth starting spot to become the first repeat winner in the nine-year history of the Living Legends Dream Race for sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night.

It took until late in the 35-lap main for Hodnett to get the lead from Aaron Ott before going on to record the victory by 2.593 seconds, his fifth of the season at the historic oval.

Including his earnings from the second semi feature along with lap money, Hodnett took home $10,820 for his night of work.

His first win in the prestigious dream event was in 2008.

In the 21-lap super late model main, .Dan Stone of Thompson took his first victory of the season at the track, totaling $2,270 for the win including lap money.

The night’s events were run in honor of veteran driver Scott Haus and car owner Ed Powell, both of whom received Living Legend proclamations and lifetime passes to the renowned facility.

Aaron Ott started second in the Dream A Main for sprints with Mike Erdley on the pole and Ott took command at the drop of the green with Brock Zearfoss racing third.

The high-speed travelers entered the backmarkers on the seventh tour of the event shortly before the first caution of the feature appeared with nine laps recorded, finding Hodnett racing fourth in the field after passing Dylan Cisney, Steve Buckwalter, Danny Dietrich and Pat Cannon. .

Buckwalter, a semi main winner earlier in the night, got around Hodnett on the restart and it took the eventual winner another lap or two to reclaim the spot and then track down Zearfoss for third.

Hodnett took third from Zearfoss with 11 laps to go just before another yellow appeared, forcing a stoppage for refueling.

But before the stoppage, Erdley had begun biting into Ott’s advantage, clearly catching the leader on the track while slicing tenths of a second off of the lead with the passing of every lap.

However when action resumed Hodnett jumped to Erdley’s inside in the second corner to take the runner up spot and set his sights on leader Ott.

Ott was running the cushion with Hodnett forced to try to make time on the middle and bottom grooves and the strategy worked as he consistently kept pace with the leader and raced just a few car lengths behind Ott as the race wore on.

With five laps to go Hodnett got serious about his challenges and finally made his move with a run inside the second corner that led to a drag race with Ott down the backchute and into the third corner on the 33rd lap.

Hodnett powered into command at that point and Ott proved no contest over the final two circuits.

Hodnett noted that under the stoppage he noticed that leader Ott seemed to have blistered his tires and indeed Ott agreed in post race interviews, stating that the loss was hard to take but getting a podium with the class of field in attendance was an accomplishment.

Ott finished second, taking home a total of $6,400 on the night including lap money and semi feature earnings.

Zearfoss surged late to steal third from Erdley and pocket a total of $4,410 on the night after claming one of the semi features as well and lap money.

Erdley ended up fourth, going home with $3,190 including lap money.

Finishing fifth was previous Dream winner Ryan Taylor, who pocketed an even $2,000 on the night.

Sixth through 10th went to Steve Buckwalter, Danny Dietrich, Mike Wagner, Lucas Wolfe and Pat Cannon.

Lucas Wolfe earned feature hard chargers laurels worth $150 after winning the consolation race to qualify.

The first semi main was marred with crashes and red flags but was eventually won by Zearfoss over Ott and Cannon.

The first red was on the third lap when Port Royal point leader Lucas Wolfe rolled over in the fourth turn.

The second and final red took place on lap five when Dave Hahn flipped violently out over the third turn rail, landing a considerable distance from the track itself but escaping injury.

Several drivers running at the front dropped out of the event including Blane Heimbach, and Dave Blaney.

Lance Dewease led the first four laps of the second semi before dropping out, handing the lead and win over to Buckwalter with Erdley in second and Dietrich riding home third at the finish.  

Hard chargers in the semis earning $100 were Dylan Cisney and Hodnett.

Fast time for the first semi and overall on the night was set by Cannon with a lap of 15.364 while Danny Dietrich was second quick overall with a lap of 15.406.

Rodney Westhafer took home $500 for a victory in the non-qualfiers main to end the night.

Tim Wilson led the first four laps of the 21-lap late model main before dropping out of the event, handing the point to Dan Stone.

Stone had started second in the field with Wilson on the pole.

Stone was all alone out front for the balance of the event with Andy Haus starting ninth in the field to finish second.

Haus got by Trent Brenneman for the spot with 11 laps to go an while at times able to cut into Stone’s advantage, he was never able to consistently closer on the leader, instead finishing second by 4.141 seconds.

Dylan Yoder was racing second and closing on Stone on the eighth tour when he lost power and withdrew from the event.

Matt Parks rode home third after starting eighth in the field.

Brenneman was fourth at the finish followed by Mitch Hack.

Sixth through 10th went to Coleby Frye, Devin Friese, Nick Dickson, Mike Lupfer and Brett Schadel.

Heats worth $33 each went to Haus, Parks and Friese with Andrew Yoder taking the consolation.

Fast time worth $100 was set by Jeff Miller with a lap of 19.028 seconds.

Race Results:
Feature Finishes
8/8/15

410 sprints, 35 laps: 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Aaron Ott, 3. Brock Zearfoss, 4. Mike Erdley, 5. Ryan Taylor, 6. Steve Buckwalter, 7. Danny Dietrich, 8. Mike Wagner, 9. Lucas Wolfe, 10. Pat Cannon, 11. Dave Blaney, 12. Ryan Smith, 13. Dave Ely, 14. Curt Stroup, 15. Kyle Pruitt, 16. Kyle Moody, 17. Joey Hershey, 18. Nicole Bower, 19. Logan Wagner, 20. Dylan Cisney, 21. Davey Sammons, 22. Anthony Fiore, 23. Trenton Sheaffer, 24. Doug Esh, 25. Rick Lafferty, 26. Tyler Bear

Late models, 21 laps: 1. Dan Stone, 2. Andy Haus, 3. Matt Parks, 4. Trent Brenneman, 5. Mitch Hack, 6. Coleby Frye, 7. Devin Friese, 8. Nick Dickson, 9. Mike Lupfer, 10. Brett Schadel, 11. Tim Smith Jr., 12. Andrew Yoder, 13. Jason Schmidt, 14. Jeff Miller, 15. Scott Flickinger, 16. Waylon Wagner, 17. Eric Zembower, 18. Steve Bailor, 19. Donnie Schick, 20. Steve Axtell Jr., 21. Tim Fedder, 22. Dylan Yoder, 23. Tim Wilson, 24. Derrick Casner

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STUTTS BECOMES FOURTH AND FINAL LEADER FOR 360 SPRINT WIN

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –  TJ Stutts of Liverpool became the fourth and final leader before driving to his second win of the season in Saturday night’s 25-lap 360 sprint car main event at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Stutts, at the wheel of the Wise Motorsports No. 23, earned $2,000 for his 22nd career win at the track in 358-360 sprint car competition.

Gene Knaub of Dover powered to his first career win in super late model racing at Selinsgrove in the division’s 25-lap feature. Knaub is a former limited late model winner at the track.

Brad Mitch of McClure won his fourth race of the season in the 15-lap pro stock feature, while Dustin Snook also of McClure scored his second 12-lap roadrunner win in a row.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the rescheduled Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 sprint cars plus super late models at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The Open will pay $10,000 to win out of a $35,000 purse for 360 sprint cars. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

On the initial start of the sprint car feature, two-time winner Eric Tomacek flipped over in his racer in turn four. Tomacek escaped injury.

For the double-file restart, polesitter John Braim powered into the early lead. Braim was chased by sixth-place starter Cody Keller for the first two laps before Keller took the lead with an inside pass in turn one. At the same time, eighth-place starter Ryan Kissinger advanced to second while 10th-place starter Derek Locke raced in third.

At the halfway point, 12th-place starter TJ Stutts dueled with Locke for the third position. While pacing under caution on lap 19, Keller’s car developed a flat tire, forcing him to give up the lead. Kissinger inherited the front spot and led for a single lap until his car developed mechanical problems and stopped on the frontstretch.

Stutts took over the lead at Kissinger’s expense and drove to a 2.7 second margin of victory over Locke, ninth-place starter Jason Shultz, fifth-place starter Eric Parker, and 14th-place starter Nate Snyder.

Second-place starter Hayes Mattern pulled into the early lead in the super late model main event with polesitter Dave Brouse Sr. in pursuit. Fourth-place starter Jason Smith took over second on the second circuit as seventh-place starter Gene Knaub horsepowered his way into the third position.

On lap seven, Knaub drove into the runner-up position as ninth-place starter Matt Cochran moved into third. For several laps, Mattern and Knaub dueled for the lead. On the 11th lap, Knaub secured the front spot racing out of turn four. The next lap Cochran took over second and closed in on Knaub.

On a lap 20 restart, Cochran pulled alongside of Knaub and challenged for the lead. Knaub fought back and eventually opened up a 2.3 second margin to score the win over Cochran, 13th-place starter Chris Casner, 10th-place starter Dave Zona, and 12th-place starter Jeff Rine.

Polesitter Matt Wilson held off the challenges of third-place starter Dave Brouse Jr. for the first five laps of the pro stock feature. On the sixth circuit, Brouse took command of the field and had to contend with eighth-place starter Brad Mitch. Late in the race, fifth-place starter Kyle Bachman made it a close three-car battle at the front of the pack.

Racing into turn one on the 13th circuit, Brouse struck a slower car and ended his chances of a victory. Mitch took over the lead and held off Bachman by just .78 of a second for the win. Wilson, AJ Stroup, and Andrew Shoop completed the top five.

Second-place starter Dustin Snook wired the field for his second win of the season in the roadrunner main event. Snook was chased by third-place starter Bob Bussey for the entire distance. At the checkered flag, Snook was victorious by 5.25 seconds over Bussey, John Fowler Jr., Butch Shaffer, and Brandon Shultz.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 8 August 2015
360 Sprints – 21 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 23 TJ Stutts 2)77  Derek Locke 3)29  Jason Shultz 4) 39 Eric Parker 5)56  Nate Snyder 6) 76 Larry Kelleher 7) 44 John Braim 8) 3A Kevin Albert 9)C4 Jim Shuster 10)49s  Mallie Shuster 11) 29s Derek Steward 12) 66 Ryan Kissinger 13) 99k Cody Keller 14)2t Michael Thomas 15)5  Brian Nornhold 16)28F  Davie Franek 17) 66K Scott Weirich 18) 47 Bill Unglert 19) M16 Justine Hoffman 20) 1W Eric Tomecek 21)87  George Suprick
Heat Winners:  TJ Stutts, Ryan Kissinger, Cody Keller

Late Models – 28 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 1 Gene Knaub 2)16  Matt Cochran  3) 33C Chris Casner  4) 99Z Dave Zona  5) 2 Steve Campbell  6) 2J Jeff Rine  7) 28 Jason Smith  8) 99 Steve Stitt  9) 27 Jim Yoder  10) 9 Hayes Mattern  11) 10 Dave Stamm  12) 4D Chad Hollenbeck  13) 7M Meade Hahn  14) 15 Luke Hoffner  15) 111 Dave Shulski  16) Z14 Dave Brouse Sr.  17) 88T Ernie Millon  18) 20 John Myers  19) 86 Austin Berry  20) 88 Tony Adams  21) 98 Randy Croop  22)  6F Jared Fulkroad  23) 3 Robbie Smith  24) 7 Jason Davis
Heat Winners:  Jason Smith, Meade Hahn, Jeff Rine
Consolation Winner:  Steve Stitt

Pro Stocks – 15 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 10 M Brad Mitch 2) 11 Kyle Bachman 3) 83 Matt Wilson 4) 26 AJ Stroup 5) 8s  Andrew Shoop 6)2c Adam Campbell 7) 8m Brandon Moser 8) 28 Dan Condo 9) 40 Tommy Slanker 10) 28b  John Bouse 11) 4 Jim Payne 12) 14c Bill Conrad 13) 14 Dave Brouse 14) 88  Matt Hornberger 15) G3 Jim Gearhart
Heat Winners:  Matt Wilson, Adam Campbell

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

Selinsgrove Speedway
360 sprint cars
as of Aug. 8
1. T.J. Stutts 3040
2. Mark Smith   2840
3. Davie Franek 2760
4. Derek Locke  2540
5. Jason Shultz  2460
6. Ryan Kissinger2360
7. Eric Tomecek 2310
8. Colby Womer 1890
8. Cody Keller 1890
10. Mallie Shuster 1845

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Steve Fannasy Win Williams Grove Speedway Super Sportsman Feature

Mechanicsburg, PA., August 9, 2015

Hard work propelled Steve Fannasy to his first 2015 Williams Grove Speedway Super Sportsman victory.  The week prior his car received heavy damage in a grinding last-lap crash.  Each night his crew spent long hours in the shop rebuilding their vehicle.  The long hours and missed sleep resulted in a dominating win.

Steve Fannasy started the 20-lap Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman feature on the outside of the front row.  Working the preferred bottom lane, Fannasy held a comfortable lead over Kenny Edkin, Chad Trout, Gregg Foster, and Mike Enders.

Fannasy’s 1.25-second lead disappeared on lap six due to a caution.  Following the restart Fannasy continued to dominate, again building a large lead.  Chad Trout wrestled second position from Kenny Edkin.

The battle of the event was for sixth involving Chad Criswell, Scott Dellinger, Bobby Hockenberry, Tony Jackson, Rich Eichelberger, Frankie Herr, and Jay Fannasy.  On the 14th circuit Frankie Herr’s car made contact with the inside fencing entering turn one, creating the second and final caution of the race.  Herr, the point leader, pitted and rejoined the competition.

Steve Fannasy had no challengers the remaining laps.  The Dauphin driver crossed the finish line 20 lengths ahead of Chad Trout, Kenny Edkin, Gregg Foster, and Mike Enders.  The victory is Fannasy’s fourth career at Williams Grove. Steve Fannasy won a Super Sportsman feature at Lincoln Speedway earlier in the year.

Heat wins for the 29 entries went to Jay Fannasy, Edkin and Dellinger.  The consolation went to Doug Dodson.  Timmie Barrick received the Sprint Aces Hard Charger award.

Pat Beard led the opening circuits of the 20-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Model main event.  Al Cheney was in second with third-place starter Matt Nailor holding third.  Beard had a four-length advantage over Cheney when the engine shut off in Pat Beard’s machine.  Beard quietly came to a stop on the front stretch resulting in the race’s only caution.

Al Cheney was the new leader with Matt Nailor, Shaun Jones, Ron Kline, and Travis Mease in pursuit. Matt Nailor, in the seventh lap, passed Cheney to become the third leader of the event.  One lap later Ron Kline charged into second place.

Over the final ten laps Ron Kline began a relentless assault on Matt Nailor’s lead.  Several times Kline was door-to-door through the turns with Nailor; each time Nailor would gain a slight lead on the straightaways.

With five laps remaining Kline changed his line and tried an outside pass in turns three and four. The leaders were even exiting turn four with Nailor winning the race into turn one. Ron Kline made a final attempt with two-laps remaining but Matt Nailor resisted the bid.  

Matt Nailor, from Shermansdale, drove the McNeal entry to a three-length win over Ron Kline.  Shaun Jones was third with Billy Wampler in fourth and Cam Zeigler was fifth.  The win is Nailor’s first of the year and his second career at Williams Grove.

Kline and Alan Sagi won the preliminaries for the 17-car field.  Billy Wampler won the Artwerks Hard Charger award.

Super Sportsman 1. Steve Fannasy, 2. Chad Trout, 3. Kenny Edkin, 4. Gregg Foster, 5. Mike Enders, 6. Chad Trout, 7. Scott Dellinger, 8. Bobby Hockenberry, 9. Tony Jackson, 10. Rich Eichelberger, 11. Jay Fannasy, 12. Russ Mitten, 13. Frankie Herr, 14. Todd Leonard, 15. Timmie Barrick, 16. Doug Dodson, 17. Steve Wilbur, 18. Justin Foster, 19. Bill Devine, 20. Tom Wyckoff, 21. Nate Young, 22. Teddy Thomas, 23. Duaine Smith, 24. Lanny Hake DNQ: Bob Gutshall, Kevin Gutshall, Devin Beidel, Russ Lebo, Joe Bryson

358 Late Model 1. Matt Nailor, 2. Ron Kline, 3. Shaun Jones, 4. Billy Wampler, 5. Cam Zeigler, 6. Alan Sagi, 7. Randy Christine Jr., 8. Al Cheney, 9. Chad Julius, 10. Travis Mease, 11. Wes Alleman, 12. Scott Richwine, 13. Dave Latsha, 14. Sam Gallagher, 15. Daulton Bigler, 16. Pat Beard DNS: Dan Zechman

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Cannon Breaks Through For Elusive Williams Grove Sprints Win

Hammaker gets second of season in 358s and takes point lead

8/7/15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Pat Cannon of Etters broke through for an elusive 410 sprint car victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking the win over Greg Hodnett.

In the 358 sprint feature, Grantville’s Doug Hammaker scored his second victory of the season in the division while taking over the point lead.

Rick Lafferty started second and took the lead when action began in the 25-lap 410 sprint main over fourth starter Cannon.

Cannon chased Lafferty, racing less than a second behind him, for numerous laps, trying to get by him on the inside as the leader worked the cushion.

After failing in a few attempts, Cannon finally made an inside drive in turns three and four work as the pair raced toward the stripe to complete lap 14.

But while Cannon was working at the front, ninth starter Danny Dietrich was bolting through the pack, taking fifth with 10 away before getting around Lucas Wolfe on the 12th tour.

A lap later Dietrich was around Tim Glatfelter and chasing down the front duo and with 10 to go, Dietrich had passed Lafferty as well to be running down Cannon.

Cannon had stretched out a healthty lead by the time Dietrich took second but shortly after the Gettysburg driver got into the spot, he came up with a severe vibration in the rear of the car that ended up sidelining him for the night after he dropped off the pace for several laps.

A caution flag for a stopped Dietrich with five to go placed Lucas Wolfe directly on Cannon’s tail for a restart but Cannon proved up to the task when action resumed and then he pulled away from Wolfe yet again on another restart with two laps to go to pick up his fifth career win in full sprint competition at the track.

On the final restart, Greg Hodnett drove low to get around Wolfe for second however Hodnett failed to challenge for the victory, crossing the line 1.286 seconds behind at the finish.

Wolfe was third followed by Glatfelter and Lafferty.

Sixth through 10th went to Lance Dewease, Brian Montieth, Austin Hogue, Alan Krimes and Steve Buckwalter.

Heats went to Dewease and Hodnett.

Todd Reed took the early lead in the 358 sprint main chased by fourth starter Chandler Leiby.

However Chad Trout moved quickly forward from the sixth starting spot to be challenging Reed for the lead when a caution flag unfurled with three laps down in the 20-lapper.

Reed withstood challenges on the restart and then along came ninth starter Doug Hammaker to take the top spot.

Hammaker got by Reed on the sixth tour with Trout, Kevin Nouse and Chase Dietz still in the picture.

Dietz started 11th in the field and tracked to the front to be third at the halfway point.

The only other driver to own more than one oval victory this season coming into the race, Dietz took second from Nouse with four to go but ran out of time to run down the leader.

Nouse was third followed by Leiby and Phil Walter.

Sixth through 10th went to Matt Campbell, Kody Lehman, Reed, Rich Eichelberger and Bill Stine.

Heats went to Trout, Nouse and Lehman.

August 7, 2015 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Pat Cannon, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Tim Glatfelter, 5. Rick Lafferty, 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Brian Montieth, 8. Austin Hogue, 9. Alan Krimes, 10. Steve Buckwalter, 11. Nicole Bower, 12. Brock Zearfoss, 13. Freddie Rahmer, 14. Rodney Westhafer, 15. Cory Haas, 16. Troy Fraker, 17. Danny Dietrich, 18. Jim Shuster, 19. Jay Reichard

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Doug Hammaker, 2. Chase Dietz, 3. Kevin Nouse, 4. Chandler Leiby, 5. Phil Walter, 6. Matt Campbell, 7. Kodey Lehman, 8. Todd Reed, 9. Rich Eichelberger, 10. Bill Stine,11. Leah Starner, 12. Nyle Berkes, 13. Russell Hammaker, 14. Matt Findley, 15. Adam Lyman, 16. DJ Montgomery, 17. Chad Trout, 18. Amy Ott, 19. Cody Fairchok

Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint cars
as of Aug. 7
1. Greg Hodnett 4370
2. Lucas Wolfe 4075
3. Brian Montieth 4050
4. Danny Dietrich 4025
5. Lance Dewease 3450
6. Alan Krimes 2995
7. Brent Marks 2965
8. Cory Haas 2835
9. Pat Cannon 2765
10. S. Buckwalter 2765
358 sprint cars
1. Doug Hammaker 1980
2. Chase Dietz 1930
3. Matt Campbell 1900
4. Kevin Nouse 1790
5. Chandler Leiby 1590
6. Adrian Shaffer 1560
7. Kody Lehman 1560
8. Phil Walter 1430
9. Matt Findley 1345
10. R. Eichelberger 1265

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Ryan Smith, Dave Blaney & Jim Adams Added To Port Royal Sat. Dream Lineup

Smith to greet fans from 5 – 5:30 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/9/15

Port Royal – The list of stars coming out for this Saturday’s Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedways continues to grow.

The man that beat the World of Outlaws at Port Royal last October, Ryan Smith confirmed his entry in the event on Wednesday evening.

Smith, of Kunkletown, is currently racing with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints and holds down seventh in the series point standings.

As the defending Port Royal World of Outlaws champion, the likable 27-year old will meet and greet fans and sign autographs behind the grandstand from 5 until 5:30 pm on Saturday night.

Smith has taken All Stars wins this season at Attica, Ohio and at Mercer Raceway Park in western Pennsylvania, and he finished fifth in the April All Stars Port Royal Bob Weikert Memorial.  

A simultaneous autograph session with Living Legend honorees Scott Haus and Ed Powell and a host of other Powell pilots from over the years will be taking place adjacent to Smith, beginning at 5 pm.

Just added to that lineup is Jim Adams of Sunbury who was Powell’s first hot shoe in the very early 1980s.

Also entering the event on the sprint car side of the equation is World of Outlaws champion Dave Blaney of Cortland, Oh.

Blaney has been a regular in Dream Race action for the last several years and 2015 will again be on his schedule.

Since it began in 2007, no driver has been able to repeat a victory in the illustrious event.

Winners in order have been Sean Michael, Greg Hodnett, Cody Darrah, Chad Layton, Stevie Smith, Blane Heimbach, Ryan Taylor and Brent Marks is the defending event champion.

Gates for the big event open at 4 pm with racing slated for 7.

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FOUR DIVISION RACING CARD PLUS EASTERN MUSEUM OF MOTOR RACING CAR DISPLAY THIS SATURDAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will be back in action at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 8, with a four division racing card of 360 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners plus a special appearance by the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR) on Reinhart Food Service Night.

EMMR will have a classic race car display set up behind the covered grandstand prior to the start of Saturday’s racing program. Later in the evening, the classic cars will take to the track for some exhibition laps. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

The Mach 1 Chassis 360 sprint cars will compete in a 25-lap main event paying $2,000 to win. Defending champion and four-time winner Mark Smith of Sunbury leads the standings over one-time winner TJ Stutts of Liverpool. Eric Tomacek of Abbottstown; Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J.; and Robbie Stillwaggon of Burlington, N.J., have also taken sprint car wins this season.

The Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center super late models will compete in a 25-lap feature paying $1,500 to win. Coleby Frye of Dover became the fifth different winner in the late model division last weekend. Defending champion Jeff Rine and Steve Campbell, both of Danville, have each taken three wins this season, while Chad Hollenbeck of Kingsley and Dave Zona of Montrose have each been to victory lane one this season.

Brad Mitch of McClure became the first three-time winner in A&A Auto Stores pro stock competition this season. Andrew Shoop of Mifflintown and Nathan Long of Selinsgrove are the only other repeat winners with two victories each. Single wins in the division have gone to Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove and AJ Stroup of Evandale.

A&A Auto Stores roadrunner winners this season include John Fowler of Montandon, Keith Bissinger of Orangeville, Bob Bussey of Northumberland, Brandon Shultz of Milton, and Dustin Snook of McClure.

The speedway will present the rescheduled Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 sprint cars plus super late models at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The 360 Open will pay $10,000 to win!

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Tickets Are On Sale for Legends of Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Race at Lincoln Speedway

A Special Early Autograph Session for Advance Ticket Holders Will Take Place          

Abbottstown, Pa. (August 4, 2015) – Tickets are currently on sale for one of the most anticipated events of the racing season—Fred Rahmer Promotion’s Legends of Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Racing—presented by Apple Chevrolet of York, Pa. on Wednesday, August 26 (Raindate: August 27) at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.  Tickets can be purchased at the Lincoln Speedway office or by calling 717-624-2755.

Fans that purchase advance general admission tickets will be able to enter the speedway one hour earlier than those purchasing tickets the day of the event.  Fans can use this time to secure their seats and participate in a special autograph session with the Legend drivers.

For one night only, driving greats from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s will compete in 410 Sprint Cars with heat races and a special 20 lap feature event.  Participating legends include: Doug Wolfgang, Steve Smith Sr., Steve Stambaugh, Lynn Paxton, Keith Kauffman, Cris Eash, Kenny Adams, Billy Pauch, Todd Shaffer, Steve Siegel, Bobby Weaver, and Jeff Shepard.

These tenacious veterans have amassed over 1500 victories at Central Pennsylvania’s famed dirt ovals and are anxious to strap back into these 800 horsepower race cars – which will be painted up with vintage graphics in the style of the cars they made famous.

Also on the card is a $10,000 winner-takes-all Shootout – featuring six of the nation’s top current 410 Sprint Car stars competing in a series of six 5-lap events with a point system determining the winner.

The six drivers will be chosen based on a fan vote available on FredRahmerPromotions.com.  Over 400 unique votes were cast in the first 24 hours of voting.

Rounding out the program is a full show for the 358 Sprint Cars.

The action takes place on Wednesday, August 26 (raindate: August 27).  General Admission Adult tickets are $20, Students 12-17 are $15, and Children 11 years old and under are FREE!  Pit Admission is $30.

Tickets are currently available for purchase at the Lincoln Speedway office or by calling 717-624-2755; major credit cards are accepted.

Fans are encouraged to get involved with all of the Fred Rahmer Promotions events by following @RahmerRacing on Twitter, liking us on Facebook at facebook.com/FredRahmerPromotions, and by using the hashtag #LegendsatLincoln.

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Port Royal Speedway
410 sprint cars
as of Aug. 1
1. Lucas Wolfe     4210
2. Mike Wagner     3875
3. Dylan Cisney 3810
4. Greg Hodnett 3485
5. Logan Wagner 3430
6. S. Buckwalter 3365
7. Dave Ely     3325
8. Rick Lafferty 3260
9. Davey Sammons 3080
10. Joey Hershey 3055

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
410 sprint car points
as of Aug. 1
1. Brian Montieth 5860
2. Alan Krimes 5560
3. Danny Dietrich 5265
4. Kyle Moody 5255
5. Cory Haas 5225
6. Austin Hogue 5170
7. Robbie Kendall 4850
8. Jim Siegel 4815
9. Robbie Kendall 4775
10. G. McIntyre Jr. 4495
358 sprints
1. Matt Campbell 3765
2. Doug Hammaker 3750
3. Brie Hershey 3690
4. Jeff Rohrbaugh 3605
5. Cody Fletcher 3550
6. Cole Young 3500
7. Matt Findley 3455
8. T. Rittenhouse Jr. 3205
9. Kyle Denmyer 3105
10. Tyler Esh 3060

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Super Sportsman
1. Frankie Herr 3930
2. Scott Dellinger 3760
3. Jay Fannasy 3430
4. Chad Criswell 3200
5. R. Eichelberger 3155
6. Scott Geesey 3105
7. Mike Enders 2980
8. B. Hockenberry 2905
9. Kenny Edkin 2845
10. Russ Mitten 2780

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STILLWAGGON WINS KRAMER CUP FOR 360 SPRINT CARS

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Robbie Stillwaggon of Burlington, N.J. powered to his first win of the season in the second annual Selinsgrove Ford Kramer Cup for 360 sprint cars Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The $2,573 victory, at the wheel of the Quality Auto Body No. 89, marked Stillwaggon’s second career at the track in the United Racing Club sanctioned event that was a tribute to the late Hall of Fame sprint car driver and former Selinsgrove champion Kramer Williamson.

A stray shower at 7 p.m. caused a nearly three-hour delay to the start of Saturday night’s racing program which was spun off at a fast pace once the first green flag waved about 10 p.m. with a big crowd and strong field of race cars in attendance.

Coleby Frye of Dover scored his first win of the season at Selinsgrove by just half of a second over Dave Zona of Montrose in the 25-lap super late model feature.

Brad Mitch of McClure drove to his third win of the year in the 15-lap pro stock feature.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present a four division racing show featuring the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners on Reinhart Food Service Night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will also have a classic race car display set up behind the covered grandstand prior to the start of Saturday’s show. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

With URC sprint regulars Curt Michael and Robbie Stillwaggon sharing the front row for the start of the Kramer Cup, Stillwaggon pulled into the early lead and quickly showed he had a capable race car. With five laps down, Stillwaggon set a torrid pace on the lightning-quick speedway over Michael, fourth-place starter TJ Stutts, sixth-place starter Mark Smith, and third-place starter Derek Locke.

Stutts stormed into the runner up position a lap later and completed a pass for the lead only to have it called back when the caution flag unfurled on lap seven. When the race resumed, Stillwaggon kept the field at bay as eighth-place starter Aaron Ott began to show a lot of speed.

The red flag waved on lap 13 when Jason Clauss’ car had a rear wheel break loose, causing the car to go into a wild spin and flip over on the frontstretch. Clauss escaped injury.  An intense five-car battle unfolded at the front of the track between Stillwaggon, Stutts, Smith, Ott, and fifth-place starter Davie Franek when the race resumed.

The caution flag slowed the field again on lap 17 when Colby Womer’s car rolled to a stop in turn four. When the green flag waved, Smith horsepowered his way into the runner up position and attempted to reel in Stillwaggon. At the checkered flag, Stillwaggon was victorious by 2.8 seconds over Smith, Stutts, Ott, and Franek.

Polesitter Danny Snyder led the first three laps of the super late model feature until sixth-place starter Coleby Frye stormed into the lead with an inside pass in turn four. Early in the race, Frye set the pace in front of fifth-place starter Tony Adams, eighth-place starter Dave Zona, and 10th-place starter Jeff Rine in the lead pack.

Zona advanced to second on the eighth circuit and by the halfway point, Rine moved into the third spot with 15th-place starter Dylan Yoder racing in fourth. Steve Campbell, who started 12th, worked his way into the top five, only to develop a flat tire on the 15th circuit.

With four laps to go, Frye drifted high in turn four, almost allowing Zona to drive underneath him for the lead to no avail. On the final lap, Frye held off Zona by just .48 of a second for the win. Rine, Yoder, and Kenny Trevitz completed the top five.

Polesitter Matt Wilson powered into the lead at the start of the pro stock feature and was chased by fourth-place starter Brandon Moser. On the second circuit, eighth-place starter Brad Mitch drove into the runner-up position and set his sights on the leader.

Mitch made the winning pass on the fifth lap and never looked back. During the second half of the race, fifth-place starter Dave Brouse Jr. and 15th-place starter Nathan long dueled for the runner up position.

At the checkered flag, Mitch’s margin of victory was 3.7 seconds over Brouse. Long crossed the line in third but was disqualified when his car failed a post-race technical inspection. Wilson was awarded third, followed by Andrew Shoop and Matt Hornberger in the top five.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 1 August 2015
360 Sprint Cars – 33 Entries
25-Lap Kramer Cup A-Main:  1) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon  2) M1 Mark Smith  3) 23 TJ Stutts  4) 25O Aaron Ott  5) 28F Davie Franek  6) 29 Jason Shultz  7) 77 Derek Locke  8) 66 Ryan Kissinger  9) 5G Curt Michael  10) 1W Eric Tomecek  11) 45 Chuck Hebing  12) 5 Justin Barger  13) 79 Jordan Thomas  14) 25 Josh Weller  15) 49S Mallie Shuster  16) 2L Art Liedl  17) 56 Randy West  18) Nyle Berkes  19) 12B Brad Franks  20) C4 Jim Shuster  21) 19 Colby Womer  22) 08 Jason Clauss  23) M16 Justin Hoffman  24) 29S Derek Steward  25) 22 Troy Betts
Heat Winners:  Curt Michael, Robbie Stillwaggon, Derek Locke, TJ Stutts
Consolation Winner:  Jim Shuster

Late Models – 24 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 0 Coleby Frye  2) 99Z Dave Zona  3) 2J Jeff Rine  4) 24  Dylan Yoder  5) 61 Ken Trevitz  6) 27 Jim Yoder  7) 4D Chad Hollenbeck  8) 2 Steve Campbell  9) 33C Chris Casner  10) 6 Donnie Schick  11) 88 Tony Adams  12) 7M Meade Hahn  13) Z14 Dave Brouse Sr.  14) 10 Dave Stamm  15) 4S Danny Snyder  16) 111 Dave Shulski  17) 50R Cody Robbins  18) 88T Ernie Millon  19) 28 Jason Smith  20) 45 Eric Hons  21) 98 Randy Croop  22) 0B Larry Baer  23) 9 Hayes Mattern DNS  24) 16 Matt Cochran DNS
Heat Winners:  Coleby Frye, Jim Yoder, Steve Campbell

Pro Stocks – 19 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 10M Brad Mitch  2) 14 Dave Brouse Jr.  3) 83 Matt Wilson  4) 8S Andrew Shoop  5) 88 Matt Hornberger  6) 28 Dan Condo  7) 14C Bill Conrad  8) 4 Jim Payne  9)  26 AJ Stroup  10) 55 John Troxell  11) 8M Brandon Moser  12) 99 Kyle Bachman  13) 6C Jake Buck  14) 26S Nate Stroup  15) 20 Lori Croop  16) 2C Adam Campbell  17) 28B John Bouse  18) 99H Peanut Heintzelman  19) 63 Nathan Long DQ
Heat Winners:  Matt Wilson, Adam Campbell

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DIETRICH CONTINUES SPECTACULAR 2015 SEASON WITH LINCOLN 410 SPRINT WIN

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/1/2015 – Danny Dietrich is on fire.

Dietrich came from 12th starting spot to claim his second straight Lincoln Speedway win, third win of the week, and sixth win over the past three weeks in Saturday night’s Pepsi Night 25-lap feature event in the Pigeon Hills. It was Dietrich’s 12th overall win of 2015.

After a spin by polesitter Darren Mollenoyux on the initial start, Glenndon Forsythe assumed the pole and led the first 14 laps, with fifth-starting Robbie Kendall on his tail for 13 of those laps. Meanwhile, Dietrich was charging to the front. He broke the top five by lap seven, advanced to third by lap 11, and made his race winning move around Kendall in turn three and under Forsythe in turn four of lap 15.

“I drove around Robbie and that was close, but I had a full head of steam coming and was hoping he would hear me and see me quick enough.” said Dietrich upon exiting his Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Hickory Run Orchards/Weikert’s Livestock #48 in victory lane, “Just a sequence of events. I got to sit back and watch what they were doing, and I made a last minute move to go to the bottom and I’m glad I did.”

From there, Dietrich checked out on the field, opening up a six-second lead with five laps to go.

Kendall caught Forsythe for the runner-up spot on lap 17, and ran there the rest of the way, finishing 6.31 second behind Dietrich, who won his 28th career Lincoln feature, pulling him into an 11th-place tie with Van May on the all-time Lincoln win list.

“This one of the best tracks we’ve had all year long, so I want to thank Fred Putney for that. This is one of the best tracks we’ve had all year long, The track surface has been getting way better here lately, and it’s allowing you to race. That’s the highest we’ve been up on the fence all year long,” said Dietrich, “These guys behind me did a heck-of-a job. By now everybody’s probably getting sick and tired of it, but we don’t get tired of it. These guys do what they gotta do, they work their butts off, and it’s paying off right now. They got this car rolling.”

Third through fifth were Cory Haas, Tyler Ross, and Alan Krimes. Forsythe settled for sixth, with Jim Siegel, Tim Glatfelter, Kyle Moody, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr. completing the top ten.

Heats for the 27 410’s on hand were won by Glatfelter, Krimes, and Austin Hogue, with Billy Dietrich winning the consolation.

Kody Lehman started on the pole, survived a rash of red flags over the first five laps, and led every lap in scoring his first career Lincoln win in t6he 20-lap 358 sprint car feature. Seventh-stating Adrian Shaffer and ninth-starting Matt Campbell advanced to second and third by lap eight and ran there the rest of the way. Lehman held off the closing Shaffer and Campbell as the three approached lapped traffic in the waning laps, with Lehman’s final margin of victory .66 seconds.

Fourth and fifth were Nike Young (in the 4R car) and Phil Walter.

There were no injuries in the three red flags over the first five laps. Flippers included Jake Eldreth, Chandler Leiby, C.J. Tracy, and Tyler Esh. Esh was actually able to continue after rolling onto his side, and finished 14th.

Heats for the 30 358’s on hand were won by Cole Young, Walter, and Doug Hammaker, with Bill Stine winning the consolation.

Next Saturday night, August 8, 2015, the 358 Sprints become the headline division with another 358 Sprint “Nouse Signs & Graphics Summer Series” event along with the Central PA Legends & 4-Cylinder Stocks. Gates open at 5:30 PM, with racing action getting underway at 7:30 PM.

410 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH (25 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,200); 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 5-Tyler Ross; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody; 10. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 12. 52-Austin Hogue; 13. 15-Adam Wilt; 14. 44-Chase Dietz; 15. 21-Brian Montieth; 16. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux; 17. 8-Billy Dietrich; 18. 35-Steve Owings; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher; 20. 1*-Tim Wagaman (DNF); 21. 95-Hunter Mackison (DNF); 22. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 23. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 24. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF). TIME – 6:50.408

Lap Leaders – Glenndon Forsythe (1-14), Danny Dietrich (15-25)

358 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH (20 laps) – 1. 47K-Kody Lehman; 2. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 3. 16-Matt Campbell; 4. 4R-Niki Young; 5. 5-Phil Walter; 6. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 7. 97-Brie Hershey; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 9. 23A-Chris Arnold; 10. 5A-Brian Allman; 11. 28-Matt Findley; 12. 71M-Bill Stine; 13. 00-Chris Frank; 14. 35-Tyler Esh; 15. 21-Kyle Abrahims; 16. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 17. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); 18. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF); 19. 17-Cole Young (DNF); 20. 66-Doug Hammaker (DNF); 21. 119-Chandler Leiby (DNF); 22. 15-Lucas Montgomery (DNF); 23. 21-CJ Tracey (DNF); 24. 23J-Jake Eldreth (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Kody Lehman (1-20)

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Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint cars
as of July 31
1. Greg Hodnett 4100
2. Danny Dietrich 3900
3. Brian Montieth 3840
4. Lucas Wolfe 3825
5. Lance Dewease 3230
6. Brent Marks 2965
7. Alan Krimes 2805
8. Cory Haas 2700
9. S. Buckwalter 2585
10. Aaron Ott 2570

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Dietrich Starts Ninth And Wins Again, Gets Back To Back Williams Grove Wins

Hodnett Claims $4,000 URC Cash

7/31/15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Last week at Williams Grove Speedway Danny Dietrich drove from ninth to the win over the World of Outlaws drivers and this week, he started ninth again and drove to the 410 sprint car victory, for the second week in a row.

In the Lelands.com URC sprint nationals, regular 410 sprint driver Greg Hodnett took the win, worth $4,000.

Only two laps of the 25-lap 410 sprint main were recorded before a caution flag bunched the field with Rick Lafferty leading followed by Brent Marks, Pat Cannon and Dietrich.

Marks challenged a cushion-running Lafferty for several laps before finally taking the lead on the seventh tour as Dietrich got by Lafferty on the same lap.

Dietrich then quickly served notice to Marks that he was in the hunt, briefly taking the lead with a third turn swoop on the ninth lap only to see Marks reclaim control back to the line.

After that, Marks settled into the lead a bit before a final yellow unfurled with 12 laps to go.

Dietrich kept Marks withing striking distance on the restart and drew close on some laps and surrendered some ground on others before really beginning to hone in with six laps to go.

As the pair raced through the backmarkers, Dietrich put on his final drive to get the lead with three laps to go, trying Marks first on the inside in turns three and four before going to the outside of Marks in the second turn to get command.

Marks put up a good fight as the pair ran down the backchute but Dietrich would become the leader to take his third Williams Grove win of the season, worth over $4,100.

Marks faded in the final mile and a half to finish second by 2.099 seconds followed by Pat Cannon, Brian Montieth and Lance Dewease.

Sixth through 10th went to Greg Hodnett, Adam Wilt, Aaron Ott, Austin Hogue and Lucas Wolfe.

Heats went to Marks, Cannon and Alan Krimes.

The 25-lap URC sprint feature got off to a rough start with two aborted starts caused by multi-car tangles.

Once the first lap could be recorded, Robbie Stillwaggon was in the lead over Kevin Nouse and Hodnett with Hodnett getting around Nouse for second on the fifth tour.

Stillwaggon was trying to keep Hodnett at bay on the 10th tour when the yellow flag again unfurled, slowing the pace.

And the restart was all that Hodnett needed to cleanly pass Stillwaggon for the lead and win, driving by on the low side in the first turn to get control and begin driving away.

Mark Smith, who was involved in both of the initial start crashes, restarted at the rear twice in the early going and came through the field to garner fifth at the finish.

Curt Michael took second from Stillwaggon with 10 laps go go but failed to close on leader Hodnett.

Nouse was third and Stillwaggon was fourth at the finish.

Sixth through 10th went to Chuck Hebing, Justin Barger, Aaron Ott, Davie Franek and Josh Weller.

Heats for the 36-car field went to Smith, Barger, Nouse and Stillwaggon with Josh Weller taking the consolation race.

July 31, 2015 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Brent Marks, 3. Pat Cannon, 4. Brian Montieth, 5. Lance Dewease, 6. Greg Hodnett, 7. Adam Wilt, 8. Aaron Ott, 9. Austin Hogue, 10. Lucas Wolfe, 11. Kyle Pruitt, 12. Cory Haas, 13. Kyle Reinhardt, 14. Darren Mollenoyux, 15. Daryl Stimeling, 16. Jim Shuster, 17. Troy Fraker, 18. Rick Lafferty, 19. Brock Zearfoss, 20. Nicole Bower, 21. Alan Krimes, 22. Jay Reichart,

URC sprints, 25 laps: 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Curt Michael, 3. Kevin Nouse, 4. Robbie Stillwaggon, 5. Mark Smith, 6. Chuck Hebing, 7. Justin Barger, 8. Aaron Ott, 9. Davie Franek, 10. Josh Weller, 11. Eric Tomecek, 12. Jason Clauss, 13. Derek Locke, 14. Troy Betts, 15. Larry Kelleher, 16. Art Leidl, 17. Kevin Albert, 18. Justin Hoffman, 19. Randy West, 20. Keith Prutzman, 21. Jordan Thomas, 22. TJ Stutts, 23. Jason Shultz, 24. Matt Campbell

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Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
Aug. 15
1. Brian Montieth 6195
2. Alan Krimes 5890
3. Kyle Moody 5535
4. Cory Haas 5515
5. Austin Hogue 5480
6. Danny Dietrich 5265
7. Jim Siegel 5135
8. R. Kendall 5090
9. F. Rahmer 4775
10. T. Glatfelter 4685
358 sprint cars

1. Doug Hammaker 4090
2. Matt Campbell 4085
3. Brie Hershey 3985
4. Jeff Rohrbaugh 3930
5. Cody Fletcher 3850
6. Matt Findley 3745
7. Cole Young 3735
8. Chandler Leiby 3375
9. Kyle Denmyer 3345
10. Tyler Esh 3305

  Williams Grove

410s

Aug. 7
1. Greg Hodnett 4370
2. Lucas Wolfe 4075
3. Brian Montieth 4050
4. Danny Dietrich 4025
5. Lance Dewease 3450
6. Alan Krimes 2995
7. Brent Marks 2965
8. Cory Haas 2835
9. Pat Cannon 2765
10. S. Buckwalter 2765

358 sprint cars

Aug. 7

1. Doug Hammaker 1980
2. Chase Dietz 1930
3. Matt Campbell 1900
4. Kevin Nouse 1790
5. Chandler Leiby 1590
6. Adrian Shaffer 1560
7. Kody Lehman 1560
8. Phil Walter 1430
9. Matt Findley 1345
10. R. Eichelberger 1265

 

 Super Sportsman

Aug. 2
1. Frankie Herr 3930
2. Scott Dellinger 3760
3. Jay Fannasy 3430
4. Chad Criswell 3200
5. R. Eichelberger 3155
6. Scott Geesey 3105
7. Mike Enders 2980
8. B. Hockenberry 2905
9. Kenny Edkin 2845
10. Russ Mitten 2780

 

Port Royal

Aug. 8

1. Lucas Wolfe 4505
2. Mike Wagner 4175
3. Dylan Cisney 4050
4. Greg Hodnett 3835
5. S. Buckwalter 3675
6. Logan Wagner 3675
7. Dave Ely 3600
8. Rick Lafferty 3480
9. Curt Stroup  3320
10. D. Sammons 3315
 

Selinsgrove
360s

Aug. 8

1. T.J. Stutts 3040
2. Mark Smith  2840
3. Davie Franek 2760
4. Derek Locke  2540
5. Jason Shultz  2460
6. Ryan Kissinger2360
7. Eric Tomecek 2310
8. Colby Womer 1890
8. Cody Keller 1890
10. Mallie Shuster 1845

 

 

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