Central PA
 

 

 

Selinsgrove Speedway
360 sprint cars
1. Mark Smith   3780
2. T.J. Stutts     3595
3. Jason Shultz    2855
4. Brock Zearfoss  2740
5. Ryan Kissinger  2695
6. Derek Locke     2410
7. Davie Franek    2305
8. Pat Cannon      2290
9. Mike Walter     2070
10. Larry Kelleher  2030

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Port Royal Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Mike Wagner 3430
2. Blane Heimbach 3400
3. Rick Lafferty 3320
4. Chad Layuton 3315
4. Mike Erdley 3315
6. Doug Esh 3285
7. Greg Hodnett 3165
8. Dylan Cisney 2915
9. Davey Sammons 2875
10. Curt Stroup 2785

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Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Greg Hodnett 3320
2. Don Kreitz Jr. 3150
3. Doug Esh 2875
4. Alan Krimes 2770
5. Brian Montieth 2700
6. Lance Dewease 2630
7. Ryan Smith 2580
8. Stevie Smith 2410
9. Danny Dietrich 2320
10. Steve Buckwalter 2265
358 sprint cars
1. Kevin Nouse 1910
2. Adrian Shaffer 1700
3. Kody Lehman 1500
4. Brock Zearfoss 1440
5. Chandler Leiby 1385
6. Matt Campbell 1370
7. Doug Hammaker 1275
8. Brie Hershey 1260
9. Scott Fisher 1170
10. Jay Galloway 1145

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Super Sportsman
1. Mike Enders 3860
1. Frankie Herr 3860
3. Chad Trout 3670
4. Scott Dellinger 3550
5. Steve Fannasy 3375
6. Scott Geesey 3310
7. Russ Mitten 3305
8. Gregg Foster 3270
9. Steve Wilbur 3205
10. Chad Criswell 3100

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17th ANNUAL MODIFIED TRAFFIC JAM PLUS 410 SPRINTS ON ONE BIG NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 29
 
Under the NAPA Auto Parts banner, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will present the Race of Champions 17th Annual Modified TRAFFIC JAM plus the 410 Sprints at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, July 29 with gates opening at 5 PM and race time set for 7:30 PM.    The modifieds will battle in a sixty lap contest with the sprints going 35 laps.  Both features will pay $5,000 to the winner.   Past winners of the Modified TRAFFIC JAM include Duane Howard, Danny Johnson, Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren, Tim Fuller, Brett Hearn, Billy Decker, Alan Johnson, Tim McCreadie, Frank Cozze and Jimmy Horton.     Greg Hodnett, winner of the last three Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 410 sprint features will look to make it four in row.
 
Advance tickets are now on sale for the Tuesday, July 29 event.   Tickets may be ordered by calling 443 513 4456.  Please provide you name, phone number and the number of tickets you need.  Tickets may be picked up and paid for on race night after 3:30 PM.  Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, one half hour prior to general admission tickets going on sale.
 
The Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will once again offer pre-race pit tours for the spectators.  Upon your arrival at the track, please sign-up for the pit tours just inside the front gate.   Groups of ten spectators will get a walking tour of the pits, meet some of your favorite drivers before the race and get an up-close look at the race cars before they engage in battle on the one-third mile Grandview Speedway.   Spectators are required to sign up and you will be required to wear an orange safety vest when you are inside the pits.   Also, the Inside/Out Promotion will take place, offering race fans an opportunity to view warm-ups from inside turn four.  It’s a great view and you will actually feel the ground shake as the 410 sprints take the green flag.  There is no charge for this activity, but you are required to sign up at the main gate.    Don’t forget, when the races are over you are invited to visit the drivers in the pit area.
 
2014 Thunder Series Race Dates:
Tuesday, July 29   7:30 PM      17th Annual Traffic JAM ROC Modifieds & 410 Sprints
Saturday, Oct 18       6 PM     House of Thunder Halloween Party- - Features Only  Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Legends, Monster Smash Demo Derby, Blast from the Past Vintage Cars.   Rain Date:  Sunday, October 19   4 PM
 
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Marks Scores First Port Royal Win Against Strong Field

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

7/26/14

Port Royal –
Brent Marks beat a highly competitive field of 410 sprints to record his first ever Port Royal Speedway victory on Saturday night, taking $3,000 for the win while becoming the 11th different winner in 12 events held at the track so far this season.

In the super late model main Tim Smith Jr. continued the trend of no repeat winners in the division by becoming the 10th different pilot to visit victory lane in as many races this season while also setting a new 20-lap track record in the affair.

And in the 305 sprint main Tyler Bear became the first repeat winner of the year in the class.

Marks started second in the 25-lap 410 sprint main and took the lead when the race began over Ryan Taylor and Doug Esh.  

Fifth starter Rick Lafferty had no problem passing in the event and drove up to second with three away in the race before the first caution flag of the event unfurled with five in the book.

The restart placed Lafferty, Esh, Taylor and Mike Wagner in line behind the leader.

Greg Hodnett blasted from sixth to fourth when action resumed while eighth starter Blane Heimbach also began a march into contention.

A second and final caution period regrouped the field with 12 laps to go, finding Heimbach up to fifth by that point.  

Hodnett jumped into third on the restart and as the race wound down Lafferty began significantly biting into Marks’ advantage.  

With five to go the front four cars of Marks, Lafferty, Heimbach now up to third and Hodnett were within a half straightaway of each other, working through traffic to finish the race.

With less than three laps to go Lafferty made his move for the win, taking the lead underneath Marks in the second corner but when Marks saw his challenger it seemed to hoist his elbows up just a bit.

The Myerstown driver moved down as the pair raced onto the backstretch and got enough of a run to pinch Lafferty off and slip back into the lead just before the scoreboard.

From that point on Marks went into defense, protecting the bottom groove to hold onto the win by .572 seconds at the finish.

Lafferty was second with Heimbach third followed by Hodnett and 10th starter Lance Dewease.

Sixth through 10th went to Mike Wagner, Esh, Dave Ely, Aaron Ott and Taylor.

Heats for the 25-car field went to Wagner, Hodnett and Taylor.  

Derrick Casner led only the first lap of the 20-lap late model main before Tim Smith Jr. took over at the helm.

Rance Garlock motored by Casner for second with five laps in the book but failed to close on Smith for the lead, instead being forced to contend with point leader Mike Lupfer.

Lupfer wrestled second from Garlock with 12 laps to go and was able to close in on Smith but he couldn’t get close enough to mount a challenge.  

Smith ended up taking two seconds off of the 20-lap track record, establishing a new mark at 7:14.004.  

Matt Parks blasted into third, getting around Garlock with a third turn flyer after starting seventh in the field.  

Garlock was fourth and Tim Wilson was fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Mitch Hack, Nick Dickson, Casner, Scott Flickinger and Brett Schadel.

Heats for the 17-car field went to Schadel and Garlock.

Erin Statler led the first 12 laps of the 20-lap 305 sprint feature before Tyler Bear got to the front to take control.

Wayne Dadetto trailed Statler early on before Bear entered the mix, shuffling him to third at the finish.  

Paul Snyder rode home fourth with Eric Parker finishing fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Jeff Miller Jr., Jake Waters, Scott Ellerman, John Braim and Mike Wagner II.

Heats for the 21-car field went to Statler, Wagner II., and Parker.  

7/26/14

410 sprints, 25 laps:
1. Brent Marks, 2. Rick Lafferty, 3. Blane Heimbach, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Lance Dewease, 6. Mike Wagner, 7. Doug Esh, 8. Dave Ely, 9. Aaron Ott, 10. Ryan Taylor, 12. Dylan Cisney, 13. Curt Stroup, 12. Chad Layton, 13. Curt Stroup, 14. Davey Sammons, 15. Danny Holtgraver, 16. Mike Erdley, 17. Rodney Westhafer, 18. Scott Wilson, 19. Joey Hershey, 20. Jordan Givler, 21. Trenton Schaeffer, 22. Dustin Baney, 23. Nate Snyder, 24. Dave Hahn, 25. Dan Shetler

Late Models, 20 laps:
1. Tim Smith Jr., 2. Mike Lupfer, 3. Matt Parks, 4. Rance Garlock, 5. Tim Wilson, 6. Mitch Hack, 7. Nick Dickson, 8. Derrick Casner, 9. Scott Flickinger, 10. Brett Schadel, 11. Tim Fedder, 12. Patrick Bryner, 13. Trent Brenneman, 14. Bud Phillips, 15. Jason Schmidt, 16. Austin Berry, 17. Mike Mort

305 sprints, 20 laps
: 1. Tyler Bear, 2. Erin Statler, 3. Wayne Dadetto, 4. Paul Snyder, 5. Eric Parker, 6. Jeff Miller Jr., 7. Jake Waters, 8. Scott Ellerman, 9. John Braim, 10. Mike Wagner, II., 11. Derrick Bowersox, 12. Rick Steif, 13. Lance Newlin, 14. Roger Irvine, 15. Steve Storrie, 16. James Pride, 17. Reed Thompson, 18,. Nathan Gramley, 19. Terry Schaeffer, 20. Zach Newlin, 21. Bob Salathe

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Steve Wilbur, Alan Sagi, and Dustin Hollinger Win Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Races

Mechanicsburg, PA July 27, 2014

Steve Wilbur won the 20 lap Williams Grove Speedway Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman feature.  In front of a record-setting crowd on Kids Night, Wilbur gained the lead with three laps remaining.

Duaine Smith led at the start with Rich Eichelberger giving chase.  Steve Wilbur, the third-place starter, maintained third.  Smith had an early advantage before Eichelberger narrowed the lead to two lengths.

On the 12th lap the engine in Duaine Smith’s car suddenly lost power and he drifted to a stop.  Rich Eichelberger was the new leader followed by Steve Wilbur, Steve Fannasy, Mike Enders, and Scott Dellinger.

Eichelberger gained a comfortable lead over Wilbur. For the second consecutive race, bad luck struck Rich Eichelberger.  With three-laps remaining, Eichelberger drifted to a stop, the victim of a flat tire.

Rich Eichelberger retired to the pits placing Steve Wilbur in the lead.  Wilbur, from Mechanicsburg, gained an advantage over Steve Fannasy, Scott Dellinger, Mike Enders, Frankie Herr, Doug Dodson, and Scott Geesey.  Wilbur crossed the finish line seven lengths ahead of Fannasy, Dellinger, Herr, and Doug Dodson.

Heat wins for the 33 entries went to Jay Fannasy, Scott Geesey, Frankie Herr, and Mike Enders. Eric Walker won the consolation.  David Socks III received the Sprint Aces Hard Charger award.


The 20-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Model feature began with an extraordinary side-by-side battle between veteran Les Hare and the young charger Cole Amsden.  Through the first five laps the two raced even around the half mile.  Hare had the nose of his car ahead for laps one and two.  Amsden was inches in front from laps three through five.

A caution on lap six ended the wheel-to-wheel action of the lead duo.  Amsden, following the restart, set the pace ahead of Matt Nailor, Les Hare, and Sam Gallagher.  Alan Sagi, the ninth-place starter, was in fifth. By the midway point of the race Gene Knaub joined the lead pack.

Cole Amsden held a ten-car length lead while Matt Nailor was contending with challenges from Alan Sagi and Gene Knaub.  During the 12th circuit Sagi captured second and Knaub gained third.

Alan Sagi and Gene Knaub caught leader Cole Amsden before a lap 17 caution slowed the event.  Following the restart Amsden’s car went sideways in turn four allowing Sagi and Knaub to gain the lower line entering the first turn.  Alan Sagi, from Hagerstown, Maryland, was the new leader with Gene Knaub in second.

Gene Knaub, on the final lap, was a length behind Alan Sagi entering turn three.  Sagi held off the bid and won his first of the season by two lengths over Knaub.  Cole Amsden finished in third with Jake Jones in fourth and Matt Nailor was fifth.  

The heat races for the 25-car field went to Les Hare, Gene Knaub, and Wes Alleman.  Sam Rial was the Artwerks Hard Charger.

Williams Grove Speedway
Saturday
Super Sportsman (33 Cars)
: 1) 17G Steve Wilbur 2) 11 Steve Fannasy 3) 30 Scott Dellinger 4) 99 Frankie Herr 5) 43 Doug Dodson 6) 3B Mike Enders 7) 33 Scott Geesey 8)32 Gregg Foster 9) 75 Kenny Edkin 10) 45 Dave Socks ( Sprint Aces Hard Charger ) 11) 7c Chad Trout 12) 55c Chad Criswell 13) 3 Eric Walker 14) 17J Tony Jackson 15) 99c Chad Smith 16) 70D Bill Devine 17) 77w Tom Wyckoff 18) 91 Lanny Hake 19) 5 Dave Berkheimer 20) 8 Rich Eichelberger 21) 7 Todd Leonard 22) 00 Rick Barr 23) 29 Duaine Smith 24) 222 Jay Fannasy

DNQ: 77 Russ Mitten, 20w Davey Walsh, 25 Bobby Hockenberry, 19 Devin Beidel, 3J Russ Lebo, 1R Jim Hulse, 2 Scott Smith, 18 Dave Conrad
Jr., 57 Geoff Gill

358 Late Model results: 1. Alan Sagi, 2. Gene Knaub, 3. Cole Amsden, 4. Jake Jones, 5. Matt Nailor, 6. Cam Zeigler, 7. Ron Kline, 8. Travis Mease, 9. Dave Latsha, 10. Dan Zechman, 11. Sam Gallagher, 12. Brad Shank, 13. Sam Rial, 14. John McLanigan III, 15. Zach Kauffman, 16. Al Cheney, 17. Wes Alleman, 18. Les Hare, 19. Shaun Jones, 20. Pat Beard, 21. Roy Miller, 22. Pat McNeal, 23. Randy Croop, 24. Tom Smith, DNQ: Jason Peachey

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MONTIETH SCORES CAREER 43RD IN LINCOLN PEPSI NIGHT 410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE

Chase Dietz pads points lead with second 2014 “358” sprint car win

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/26/2014 –
Brian Montieth said it was tough, but the four-time track champ made it look easy in scoring his second win of the year and 43rd victory of his career at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

“I knew it was going to be tough. Luckily, we all started back there,” said Montieth upon exiting the Jerry Parrish-owned Auto Locator/Premier Auto Works #21 in victory lane, “I thought Alan (Krimes) was gone. I’m trying to put the pressure on him because he can’t tear the car up. He HAS to finish races to try and win this championship, and I can ball one up. I’d love see him win it, but I’d like to come from that far behind to take this thing, too.”

Montieth, who missed a race while vacationing earlier in the year, moved into second in points behind Krimes with the 4.25-second win over Krimes.

Montieth started tenth and caught Krimes for fifth on lap six. He got buy Billy Dietrich to move into fourth a lap later, took third from Matt Boland (with Dietrich and Krimes following him through) on lap nine, and moved around early-race leader Tim Wagaman on lap 13.

At the time, race leader Ryan Wilson (who started second and took the lead from polesitter Wagaman on lap eight) enjoyed a 3.85-second lead.

Montieth reduced Wilson’s lead to 1.5 seconds by the time the only caution of the race came out for Bradley Howard’s spin in turn two of lap 19. Howard collected Gerard McIntyre in the spin, and the yellow put Montieth on Wilson’s tail for the restart.

“He (Wilson) was getting into that dirty air there in lapped traffic. He was starting to have to make choices what he wanted to do when he got to those care, and it’s always better running second than running first.”

Montieth made short work of Wilson, sliding in front of him through turns one and two of the restart. Krimes caught Wilson a lap later, but had nothing for the four-time track champ.

“I enjoy coming to this place versus everywhere else,” said Montieth, “I’m a short track guy and I just love this.”

Danny Dietrich came from 12th starting spot to catch Wilson for third with two laps to go. Wilson settled for fourth with Billy Dietrich fifth. Sixth through tenth were Cory Haas, 15th-starting Adam Wilt, Wagaman, Freddie Rahmer, and Jim Siegel.

Heats for the 22 410 sprinters were won by Krimes, Billy Dietrich, and Montieth.

York’s Chase Dietz padded his points lead by winning his second of the year and third of his Lincoln career in the non-stop “358” sprint car feature.

Dietz, scheduled to start ninth, moved up one row when Phil Walter lost his brakes and stopped on the backstretch of the first lap. He came from seventh-starting spot to catch polesitter and race-long leader Chris Arnold on lap six. Dietz was actually running third by the end of the first lap. From there, he navigated methodically through lapped traffic as the non-stop laps clicked off. He took the checkered flag in front of eighth-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh in a time of 5 minutes, 47 seconds.

Third through fifth were Matt Campbell, 11th-starting Tyler Ross, and Chandler Leiby.

Defending track champ Niki Young, second in 2014 points, finished seventh.

Heats for the 28 358 sprinters were won by Walter, Leiby, and Mike Bittinger, with Cody Fletcher winning the consolation.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

410 Sprint Car Feature (25 Laps) –
1. 21-Brian Montieth ($3,200); 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 29-Ryan Wilson; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 11C-Cory Haas; 7. 15-Adam Wilt; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 10. 59-Jim Siegel; 11. 35-Steve Owings; 12. 21T-Scott Fisher; 13. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 15. 99M-Kyle Moody; 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 17. 2A-Todd Allen; 18. 91-David Quackenbush; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard; 20. 75-Nicole Bower (DNF); 21. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF); 22. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Tim Wagaman (1-7), Ryan Wilson (8-18), Brian Montieth (19-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 22T-Matt Boland; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 11C-Cory Haas; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 75-Nicole Bower; 8. 91-David Quackenbush. No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 99M-Kyle Moody; 3. 29-Ryan Wilson; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNF). No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 1*Tim Wagaman; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 2A-Todd Allen; DNS – 55K-Robbie Kendall. Time – 2:30.601


358 SPRINTS Feature (20 Laps) -
1. 2D-Chase Dietz; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 16-Matt Campbell; 4. 23J-Tyler Ross; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 91-Niki Young; 8. 21-CJ Tracy; 9. 66-Doug Hammaker; 10. 29-Chris Arnold; 11. 27-Jay Galloway; 12. 38-Mark Strickler; 13. 1B-Mike Bittinger; 14. 00-Chris Frank; 15. 97-Brie Hershey; 16. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 17. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 18. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 19. 5A-Brian Allman; 20. 59T-Tim Stallings; 21. 47-Michael Hamer; 22. 11-Leah Starner (DNF); 23. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 24. 5-Phil Walter (DNF). TIME – 5:47.00

Lap Leaders – Chris Arnold (1-5), Chase Dietz (6-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 5-Phil Walter; 2. 2D-Chase Dietz; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 23J-Tyler Ross; 5. 00-Chris Frank; 6. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 7. 11-Leah Starner; 8. 10-Zach Euculano; 9. 5A-Brian Allman; 10. 59T-Tim Stallings. No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 119-Chandler Leiby; 2. 91-Niki Young; 3. 38-Mark Strickler; 4. 16-Matt Campbell; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 27-Jay Galloway; 7. 83-Cody Fairchok; 8. 47-Michael Hamer; 9. 51N-Nick Palmerino. No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 1B-Mike Bittinger; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 29-Chris Arnold; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 66-Doug Hammaker; 6. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 9R-Brent Rumberger; 9. 38D-Kyle Denmyer. No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 11-Leah Starner; 3. 5A-Brian Allman; 4. 47-Michael Hamer; 5. 10-Zach Euculano; 6. 59T-Tim Stallings; 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 8. 9R-Brent Rumberger; 9. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 10. 83-Cody Fairchok (DNF). No Time

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SMITH BECOMES LEADING 360 SPRINT CAR WINNER WITH FOURTH VICTORY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Mark Smith of Sunbury stormed from his eighth starting position to win his fourth race of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway in Saturday night’s 25-lap United Racing Company (URC) 360 sprint car main event.

The victory at the wheel of the Mach 1 Chassis No. 1 was Smith’s eighth career in 358-360 sprint car competition at the track and was worth $2,500.

Scott Haus of Hamburg scored his 30th career late model win at Selinsgrove in the division’s 25-lap feature following a wheel-to-wheel duel with Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon. He became the ninth different late model feature winner in 12 races at the track this season.

In the 15-lap pro stock feature, Nathan Long of Selinsgrove led flag-to-flag for his second win of the season, while Keith Bissinger of Orangeville took the checkered flag for the fifth time this season in the 12-lap roadrunner race.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present a four division show of 360 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2. The show will carry over the bonus money that was posted on July 19 for the feature winners by Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center on the rained-out Driver & Fan Appreciation Night. The sprint car and late model features will each pay $2,500 to win. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Polesitter Derek Locke and fourth-place starter Colby Womer put on a wheel-to-wheel battle for the early lead in the sprint car feature. Womer led the first four laps until Locke secured the front spot with an inside pass off turn four. On the sixth circuit, third-place starter Cody Keller raced into the runner-up position as a suspenseful race unfolded among the top five drivers in the opening laps.

On lap 10, Locke continued to lead with fifth-place starter Jason Clauss now racing second and eighth-place starter Mark Smith holding down the third position. A circuit later, Smith powered into second and set his sights on Locke. For the next several laps, Smith tormented Locke for the front spot then made the winning pass using the inside lane off turn two on lap 15.

Smith quickly started to stretch his lead while second-place starter TJ Stutts began to make up lost ground by moving into the second spot. The event’s only caution flag unfurled on lap 24 when Keller’s car got sideways in turn one. For the chase to the checkered flag, Smith held off Stutts’ challenge around the top of the race track and posted a .59 of a second margin of victory. Locke finished third followed by Larry Kelleher, and Clauss.

Third-place starter Hayes Mattern edged out the field for the early lead as the late models charged to the green flag at the start of the feature. Entering turn one on the start, second-place starter Scott Haus powered around the outside of Mattern through turns one and two to take over the front spot.

A four-car tangle in turn three on the second circuit regrouped the field for a restart. When the race resumed, Haus held the front spot  while a race for the second position unfolded between Mattern and fourth-place starter Matt Cochran. By lap five, seventh-place starter Bryan Bernheisel advanced to second and quickly closed in on Haus.

At the halfway point, an intense race for the lead unfolded between Haus, Bernheisel, and sixth-place starter Coleby Frye in lapped traffic. Haus and Bernheisel see-sawed for the lead for several laps as Bernheisel was scored as the leader on laps 15 and 16.

On the 21st lap, a multi-car crash slowed the field again with Haus setting the pace. When the green flag waved, Haus and Bernheisel dueled for the lead and the win with more side-by-side racing. At the checkered flag, Haus edged out Bernheisel by a mere half-of-a-second margin of victory. Frye, Jeff Rine, and Matt Cochran completed the top five.  

Polesitter Nathan Long raced with fourth-place starter AJ Stroup for the early lead at the start of the pro stock feature. Long pulled into the front spot off turn four on the first lap and kept his racer out in front of the field for the duration of the event. Stroup, however, kept Long in his sites and started to reel in the leader in the final laps of the race.

At the checkered flag, Long was victorious by just 1.3 seconds over Stroup, sixth-place starter Derrick Garman, second-place starter Jake Buck, and seventh-place starter Kyle Bachman.

In the roadrunner race, polesitter John Schoch led the first lap with fifth-place starter Keith Bissinger advancing to second. On the second circuit, Bissinger took command of the field and never looked back. Late in the race, third-place starter Curtis Lawton made a charge into the runner-up position but trailed Bissinger by 4.5 seconds at the finish. John Fowler Jr., Butch Shaffer, and Ricky Buss rounded out the top five.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY SUMMARY – 26 July 2014
360 Sprint Cars – 30 Entries
URC 25-Lap A-Main:  1) 1 Mark Smith  2) 23 TJ Stutts   3) 77 Derek Locke  4) 76 Larry Kelleher  5) 08 Jason Clauss  6) 1W Brock Zearfoss  7) 28F Davie Franek  8) 29 Jason Shultz  9) 25 Josh Weller  10) 19 Colby Womer  11) 5G Curt Michael  12) 66 Ryan Kissinger  13) 49 Mike Walter  14) 4 Jimmy Stitzel  15) 79 Jordan Thomas  16) 33W Michael Walter II  17) 99K Cody Keller  18) 88B Andy Best   19) 29S Derek Steward  20) 7 Ed Aikin  21) 12B Brad Franks  22)28 Keith Prutzman  23) 9 Wes Irwin  24) 35 Shannon Fisher   25) 56 Randy West
Heat Winners:  Colby Womer, Brock Zearfoss, Curt Michael
B-Main Winner:  Randy West

Late Models – 23 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1)  76 Scott Haus  2) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  3) F1 Coleby Frye  4) 2J Jeff Rine  5) 16 Matt Cochran  6) 99Z Dave Zona  7) 24 Dylan Yoder  8) 2 Steve Campbell  9) 26 Jerry Bard  10) 88 Tony Adams  11) 6M Harry Miller  12) 28 Jason Smith  13) 27 Jim Yoder  14) 10 Dave Stamm  15) 15S Shaun Miller  16) 9 Hayes Mattern  17) 119 Jim Bernheisel  18) 91 Chad Davis  19) 7M Meade Hahn  20) 3V Scott Richwine  21) 61 Ken Trevitz  22) 45 Eric Hons  23) 4S Danny Snyder
Heat Winners:  Jeff Rine, Jim Bernheisel, Scott Haus

Pro Stocks – 17 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 63 Nathan Long  2) 26 AJ Stroup  3) 111 Derrick Garman  4) 11 Jake Buck  5)99 Kyle Bachman  6) 2C Adam Campbell  7) 10M Brad Mitch  8) 1C Jamin Chapman  9) 88 Matt Hornberger  10) 40 Tommy Slanker  11) 83 Matt Wilson  12) 26S Nate Stroup  13) 6 Nate Herman  14) 21 Austin Johnson  15) 4 Jim Payne  16) 28J Jeff Ceballo  17) 6C Cory Long
Heat Winners:  Jake Buck, Nathan Long

Roadrunners -9 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 11B Keith Bissinger  2) 28 Curtis Lawton  3) 02 John Fowler  4) 7 Butch Shaffer  5) 22 Rickty Buss  6) 89 John Schoch  7) 8K Jeremy Kline  8) F14 Ed Capper  9) 31B Brandon Shultz
 
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McCLELLAND MANEUVERS FIELD FOR 5TH 358 SPRINT WIN AT T-W

Hanover, PA (07/25/14) – Points leader Brad McClelland and Robbie Kendall battled with each other and lapped traffic for the better part of the 25-lap 358 Sprint Car feature.  McClelland made the race wining pass when Kendall slid high in turns 1 and 2 of lap 15.

“I kind of messed up right behind [Kendall],” said McClelland in victory lane, but McClelland was able to save the car and battle lapped traffic to claim his 5th win of the season.

But prior to that, polesitter Zach Euculano paced the field for the first 8 laps before getting out of shape exiting turn 4 and allowing Kendall to sneak by to take the lead.  

McClelland also got by Euculano to take the second spot and closed on the new leader.  McClelland followed Kendall for 6 laps until Kendall got out of shape as the duo caught the end of the field.

“[Kendall] was on the top, and I was on the bottom,” explained McClelland of the lapped traffic in which he passed Kendall for the lead, “I got a good run and it helped me out.  But hey, it was fun.”

Five laps after taking the lead and 4 lapped cars later, McClelland finally saw open track in front of him.  However, he nearly caught the tail-end of the field again as the checkered flag waved.

Kendall crossed 2.12 seconds behind McClelland and was awarded second.  Third through fifth were Dwight Leppo, Euculano, and Shane Smith.  Cody Fairchok, Tyler Buchenauer, Seth Kearchner, Isaac Sneeringer, and Randy Whisler completed the top ten.

McClelland was also presented with the Hard Charger Award as he came from 6th-starting spot to win.  

Heat winners for the 15 358 Sprint Cars were won by Tyler Buchenauer and McClelland.


358 Sprint Cars Feature (25 Laps)
1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 55-Robert Kendall; 3. 4-Dwight Leppo; 4. 10-Zach Euculano; 5. 00-Shane Smith; 6. 83-Cody Fairchok; 7. 7M-Tyler Buchenauer; 8. 30-Seth Kearchner; 9. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 10. 64-Randy Whisler; 11. 9C-Bill Case, Jr.; 12. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 13. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 14. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 15. 2-Dennis Gross (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders- Zach Euculano (1-8); Robbie Kendall (9-14); Brad McClelland (15-25)


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Brent Marks Turns Tables On Hodnett For Williams Grove Sprints Win

Doug Hammaker scores for first time ever in 358 sprints

7/25/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg –
Brent Marks turned the tables on Greg Hodnett at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night and instead of chasing him to the checkers in the 410 sprint feature as he did a week earlier he took the win ahead of the oval point leader for his first Grove victory of the season.

In the 358 sprint main it was Doug Hammaker taking his first career win at the oval while becoming just the fourth driver to take a checkered flag in the division at the track this season.

Kyle Reinhardt started second in the 25 lap 410 sprint feature and took the lead at the start over Ryan Bohlke while Marks started in the sixth spot and drove to third on just the first lap.

Reinhardt would prove a formidable foe with the lead however as even on a restart after a flip by Danny Dietrich with six laps down Marks’ failed to net the lead.

Instead Reinhardt thwarted Marks’ advances in the corners however his entry into the backmarkers for the leader proved even more challenging and that’s where Marks was able to make his move.

Once working traffic Reinhardt suffered with being forced out of his rhythym and Marks drove low to take control with a third turn move with nine laps to go.  

After falling to second Reinhardt suffered in traffic and contact with a lapped car the next time around sent him into the outside wall, setting up a final restart, still with nine laps to go.

Doug Esh lined up second ahead of Hodnett and Don Kreitz Jr. for the restart and when action resumed Esh got held up by a lapped car allowing Myers to drive away while Hodnett and Kreitz pounced for second.

Hodnett got the spot on the restart but failed to close on Marks, instead being forced to deal with Kreitz.  

The pair waged a spirited battle over the final five laps with Hodnett holding on for the spot.

Kreitz was third followed by Esh and Aaron Ott.

Sixth through 10th went to Brian Montieth, Steve Buckwalter, Ryan Bohlke, Justin Barger and Alan Krimes.

Heats for the 29-car field went to Kreitz, Barger and Lance Dewease with Rick Lafferty taking the consolation.

Leah Starner led the first four laps of the 20-lap 358 sprint main before sixth starter Doug Hammaker took control of the race.  

His pace was halted twice during the rest of his run at the front, once at the halfway point and again a lap later.  

But both times Hammaker was able to get away from the field all the while point leader Kevin Nouse worked his way forward.

Nouse took second with five laps to go but failed to drive down any distance on Hammaker, who took the win by a straightaway.

Starner held on for third followed by Chris Arnold and Chandler Leiby.

Heats for the 17-car field went to Adrian Shaffer and Phil Walter.

July 25, 2014 Feature Finish:

410 sprints, 25 laps:
1. Brent Marks, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Don Kreitz Jr., 4. Doug Esh, 5. Aaron Ott, 6. Brian Montieth, 7. Steve Buckwalter, 8. Ryan Bohlke, 9. Justin Barger, 10. Alan Krimes, 11. Cory Haas, 12. Glenndon Forsythe, 13. Ryan Smith, 14. Curt Michael, 15. Pat Cannon, 16. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 17. Adam Wilt, 18. Rick Lafferty, 19. Jordan Givler, 20. Kyle Pruitt, 21. Ryan Wilson, 22. Kyle Reinhardt, 23. Danny Dietrich, 24. Lance Dewease

DNQ:
Nicole Bower, Troy Fraker, Jim Shuster, Todd Allen, Jay Reichart

358 sprints, 20 laps:
1. Doug Hammaker, 2. Kevin Nouse, 3. Leah Starner, 4. Chris Arnold, 5. Chandler Leiby, 6. Rich Eichelberger, 7. Brock Zearfoss, 8. Kody Lehman, 9. Matt Campbell, 10. Phil Walter, 11. DJ Montgomery, 12. Brie Hershey, 13. Scott Fisher, 14. Tyler Templin, 15. Jay Galloway, 16. Adrian Shaffer, 17. Jason Shultz

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Port Royal Dream Offers 4 Sprint Car Mains August 2 As Dewease And Boop Feted

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

7/21/14

Port Royal –
Port Royal Speedway is gearing up for the annual Living Legends Dream Race for 410 sprints coming up on August 2 at 7 pm.

The big money event will this year honor Lance Dewease and Maynard Boop as Living Legends in the track’s history.

A bevy of Dewease owners and Boop drivers will be turning out for the honors as well as an autograph session behind the grandstand from 5 until 6 pm.

Along with Dewease, Boop and their guests several restored Dewease No. 461 cars and Boop No. 1 cars will be on display.

Total purse prize money alone on the night for the sprints is now just over $55,000 not counting contingency cash and prize value.

The format will again be comprised of rich paying, main events only with thousands of dollars in contingency cash and prizes on the line for the sprint pilots.

Time trials will set the starting grids for the duo of 16-lap semi mains with the lineups for each main determined by odd numbered and even numbered time trailers after qualifying has been completed. ‘

Both the odd and even fast timer on the night will receive $100 but they will also have a decision to make as a guaranteed invert of four is promised for the semis however the pilots will have the chance to reach into a big for a chance at a 0 or a 6, if they so choose.

The top 10 finishers from each semi main will advance into the Dream A Main with a revenge draw then being held between the top three from each semi to set the front three rows of the Dream A.  

Starting spots 21 – 24 in the Dream feature will transfer out of the consolation event while a 25th starter is awarded based on a fan vote.  

Fans will get to cheer the loudest for each driver who finishes the consolation but fails to get a top four and the driver receiving the loudest response will get that valuable final A Main starting position.

Following the Dream A Feature the final sprint event of the night will be the Penske Shocks Non Qualifiers Main, paying $500 to win for all sprint drivers who failed to make the A Main starting grid.  

The econo late models are also on the program with a pair of feature events, each paying full points toward the season title.  Only the Dream A Main will award points in the sprint division.

Gates will open at 4 pm for the 2014 Dream Race honoring Lance Dewease and Maynard Boop.

Racing begins at 7 pm.

Adult general admission for the show is just $27 with students ages 12 – 18 set at the outstandingly low price of JUST $5.

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Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint cars
Rank, Driver Points
1. Greg Hodnett 3050
2. Don Kreitz Jr. 2900
3. Doug Esh 2635
4. Alan Krimes 2590
5. Lance Dewease 2530
6. Brian Montieth 2480
7. Ryan Smith 2430
8. Stevie Smith 2410
9. Danny Dietrich 2220
9. Lucas Wolfe 2220

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PERSISTENT RAIN PUTS A DAMPER ON DRIVER & FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –
Despite several attempts to get Saturday night’s Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Driver & Fan Appreciation Night started at Selinsgrove Speedway, persistent rain held the upper hand and eventually forced track officials to cancel the show at 9:45 p.m.

The four division racing card of 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners has been rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2, featuring $2,500-to-win main events for the sprint cars and late models. Rain checks from Saturday night will be honored on one of the next three race dates (rain check holders can pay the difference if they choose a race date with a higher admission price).

A large crowd was on hand for Driver & Fan Appreciation Night with 20 360 sprint cars, 29 late models, 15 pro stocks, and 12 roadrunners signed in for Saturday night’s race.

This coming Saturday, July 26, the speedway will swing back into action at 7:30 p.m. with a United Racing Company (URC) 360 sprint car-sanctioned race plus super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners.

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Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Alan Krimes 4945
2. Brian Montieth 4745
3. Cory Haas 4745
4. Jim Siegel 4735
5. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 4540
6. Robbie Kendall 4235
7. Steve Owings 4220
8. Freddie Rahmer  4130
9. Danny Dietrich 4080
10. Austin Hogue 4025
 
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Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Don Kreitz Jr. 2680
2. Greg Hodnett 2620
3. Doug Esh 2370
4. Alan Krimes 2310
5. Ryan Smith 2280
6. Brian Montieth 2220
7. Lance Dewease 2100
8. Stevie Smith 2060
9. Danny Dietrich 1980
10. Steve Buckwalter 1880
358 sprint cars
1. Kevin Nouse 1640
2. Adrian Shaffer 1570
3. Kody Lehman 1300
4. Brock Zearfoss 1230
5. Matt Campbell 1180
6. Chandler Leiby 1155
7. Brie Hershey 1100
8. Scott Fisher 1020
9. Jay Galloway 1010
10. Doug Hammaker 975

Super Sportsman
1. Frankie Herr 3505
2. Mike Enders 3470
3. Chad Trout 3250
4. Russ Mitten 3155
5. Scott Dellinger 3090
6. Scott Geesey 2900
7. Steve Fannasy 2875
8. Gregg Foster 2770
9. Steve Wilbur 2715
10. Rich Eichelberger 2690

Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Alan Krimes 4610
2. Cory Haas 4440
3. Jim Siegel 4425
4. Brian Montieth 4405
5. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 4295
6. Robbie Kendall 4135
7. Freddie Rahmer 4030
8. Steve Owings  3990
9. Kyle Moody 3885
10. Danny Dietrich  3755
358 sprint cars
1. Chase Dietz 3915
2. Niki Young 3890
3. Chandler Leiby 3825
4. Matt Campbell 3505
5. Brie Hershey 3440
6. Ashley Cappetta 3265
7. Matt Findley 3205
8. Zach Euculano 3145
9. Brian Allman 3035
10. Tyler Esh 3010
 
Port Royal Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Mike Wagner 3120
2. Blane Heimbach 3075
3. Mike Erdley 3055
4. Chad Layton 3035
5. Rick Lafferty 2985
6. Doug Esh 2980
7. Greg Hodnett 2845
8. Dylan Cisney 2630
9. Davey Sammons 2605
10. Curt Stroup 2510

STP World Of Outlaws Summer Nationals Hit Williams Grove This Week

July 18 & 19 stand pits outlaws vs. posse, two-day sweep worth nearly 30K

7/13/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg –
Williams Grove Speedway will present the two-day World of Outlaws Summer Nationals for sprint cars this Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19.

Racing on both nights will begin at 7:30 pm.

Lineups both nights will be set using time trials with Friday’s feature going 25-laps in distance while paying $8,000 to win.

Saturday’s 30-lap finale will pay a hefty $20,000 to the victor.  

If one driver can sweep the weekend he will pocket nearly $30,000.      

The mid-summer outlaws invasion will continue the rivalry between the locals known as the Pennsylvania Posse and the World of Outlaws travelers.  

Back in May when the outlaws made their first stop of the season at Williams Grove, traveler Daryn Pittman swept both days of action aboard a mount owned by Kasey Kahne.  

Donny Schatz is the defending Williams Grove Summer Nationals champion.  

Pittman won the Summer Nationals finale back in 2006 and again took a win in 2008.  

The annual July Summer Nationals began at Williams Grove in 2002 as a three-day event before becoming a two-day affair in 2008.    

Over the years, Posse stars Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease, Donnie Kreitz, Fred Rahmer, Brian Leppo, Jason Johnson and Cody Darrah while still running locally have taken victories in Summer Nationals action.

Likewise, outlaws pilots Danny Lasoski, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, Craig Dollansky, Terry McCarl and Jason Meyers have also taken event wins along with Schatz and Darrah as a card carrier.

Schatz, Pittman, McMahan and Saldana all currently rank within the top five in the World of Outlaws point standings.  

Williams Grove Summer Nationals Winners
7/25/02 - No. 20 Danny Lasoski, 25 Lap Preliminary
7/26/02 - No. 17 Joey Saldana, 25 Lap Preliminary
7/27/02 - No. 12 Greg Hodnett, 30 Lap A-Main
7/24/03 – No. 69K Don Kreitz Jr., 25 Lap Preliminary
7/25/03 – No. 15 Donny Schatz, 25 Lap Preliminary
7/26/03 – No. 15 Donny Schatz, 30 Lap A-Main
7/23/04 – No. 77 Lance Dewease, 30 Lap A-Main
7/24/04 – No. 20 Danny Lasoski, 30 Lap A-Main
7/21/05 – No. 22 Jason Johnson, 25 Lap Preliminary
7/23/05 – No. 11H Paul McMahan, 25 Lap Preliminary
7/23/05 – No. 88H Fred Rahmer, 30 Lap A-Main
7/20/06 – No. 24 Terry McCarl, 25 Lap Preliminary
7/21/06 – No. 7 Craig Dollansky, 25 Lap Preliminary
7/22/06 – No. 21 Daryn Pittman, 30 Lap A-Main
7/19/07 – No. 15 Donny Schatz, 25 Lap Preliminary
7/20/07 – No. 71 Brian Leppo, 25 Lap Preliminary
7/21/07 – No. 15 Donny Schatz, 30 Lap A – Main
7/18/08 – No. 21 Daryn Pittman, 25 Lap A – Main
7/19/08 – No. 15 Donny Schatz, 30 Lap A – Main
7/24/09 – No. 22 Greg Hodnett, 25 Lap A – Main
7/25/09 (10/3/09) – No. 89 Cody Darrah, 30 Lap A – Main, (completed Oct. 3 due to rain)
7/23/10 – No. 30C Lance Dewease, 25 Lap A – Main
7/24/10 – No. 22 Greg Hodnett, 30 Lap A – Main
7/22/11 – No. 39 Greg Hodnett, 25 Lap A – Main
7/23/11 – No. 14 Jason Meyers, 30 Lap A – Main
7/21/12 – No. 4 Cody Darrah, 30 Lap A – Main
7/20/13 – No. 15 Donny Schatz, 30 Lap A – Main

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Layton Gets First Of Year In Port Royal Sprints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

7/7/14

Port Royal –
Chad Layton finally put a bright spot into his season of struggles aboard the Middleswarth No. 7 sprint car when he found his way to victory lane at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night to claim his first win of the year anywhere.

In the 25-lap late model championship event Jeff Rine invaded and picked up the $2,000 win after trailing Port Royal point leader Mike Lupfer for the first half of the race.

And in the 355 econo late model main Tim Krape picked up his first-ever win in the new division at the track.

Polesitter Mike Wagner held off Layton’s attempt at taking control on the start of the 25-lap 410 sprint car main and pulled away early with Layton falling in line second.

Harrisonville’s Wagner, in a fight for his third career track title, entered the backmarkers on the sixth tour with Layton in tow and Curt Stroup in third.

Sixth starter Greg Hodnett pushed his way into third just shy of the halfway point and that’s about the same time that Layton began closing on the leader.  

Wagner struggled with lapped traffic at times as a hectic pace was set around the track and Layton put on a dive deep in the third corner that netted the lead as he slid up and caught to cushion to get control.  

The race went nearly non-stop but a caution flag unfurled with just two laps to go for a four-car tangle in the third and fourth turns that saw point leader Blane Heimbach sitting against the outside rail albeit minus a front wheel.  Also involved was Scott Wilson, Ryan Taylor and Dylan Cisney.

Wagner tried a slider for the lead on the restart but a clean race between he and Layton allowed Layton to claw his way back in front as the pair raced toward the white flag.

Layton ended up taking the checkers by 1.110 seconds ahead of Wagner with Hodnett crossing third followed by Doug Esh and Stroup.

Sixth through 10th went to Mike Erdley, Rick Lafferty, Davey Sammons, Cisney and Taylor.  

Heats for the 20-car field went to Hodnett and Stroup.  Hodnett set a new 10-lap track record with his run of 2:39.221.  


Rine started on the pole of the late model championship and tried to edge out Mike Lupfer for the lead at the start but Lupfer came out on top of a squeeze play by Rine as the pair raced into the first corner to take narrow control of the event.

Running around the cushion, although a change of lane for Lupfer, proved to be working for the Shermansdale speedster as he kept Rine at bay before the caution flag appeared with five laps recorded.

Matt Parks raced third behind the pair for the restart and when action resumed Lupfer continued to keep Rine at bay but during the second half of the event Lupfer began to search around the track looking for a better-suited groove for this yellow racer and a try at the bottom groove was all it took for Rine to blast the top in the second corner and take control with seven laps to go.

A final yellow set up a two lap dash to the finish but Rine went homefree to the victory by 1.466 seconds ahead of Lupfer, eighth starter Brett Schadel, Parks and 10th starter Coleby Frye.

Sixth through 10th went to Tim Wilson, Patrick Bryner, Rance Garlock, Nick Dickson and Scott Flickinger.

Heats for the 32-car field went to Wilson, Parks, Flickinger and Rine with Mitch Hack claiming the consolation race.

Fast time was set by Rine with a lap of 18.412 seconds.  

Krape wired the field for the 15-lap econo late victory and took over the point lead in the division with the scratch of three-time winner Andrew Yoder from the event.  

The Bellefonte driver withstook a trio of restarts to keep the win.  

Todd Snook advanced from mid pack to finish second with Eric Irvin in third followed by Troy Miller and Jared Fulkroad.

Sixth through 10th went to Lucas Bryner, Brett Hockenberry, Devin Hart, Shaun Miller and Scott Daniels.  

Heats for the 23-car field went to Lucas Bryner, Snook and Krape.  

Race Results:

7/12/14

410 sprints, 25 laps:
1. Chad Layton, 2. Mike Wagner, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Doug Esh, 5. Curt Stroup, 6. Mike Erdley, 7. Rick Lafferty, 8. Davey Sammons, 9. Dylan Cisney, 10. Ryan Taylor, 11. Ryan Smith, 12. Rodney Westhafer, 13. Trenton Scheaffer, 14. Scott Wilson, 15. Blane Heimbach, 16. Dustin Baney, 17. Dave Hahn, 18. Nate Snyder, 19. Tyler Bear, 20. Joey Hershe

Late Models, 25 laps:1. Jeff Rine, 2. Mike Lupfer, 3. Brett Schadel, 4. Matt Parks, 5. Coleby Frye, 6. Tim Wilson, 7. Patrick Bryner, 8. Rance Garlock, 9. Nick Dickson, 10. Scott Flickinger, 11. Jerry Bard, 12. Chad Hollenbeck, 13. Scott Haus, 14. Mitch Hack, 15. Jeff Miller Sr., 16. Larry Bear, 17. Jason Schmidt, 18. Hayes Mattern, 19. Eric Zembower, 20. Harry Miller, 21. Randy Burkholder, 22. Chris Casner, 23. Trent Brenneman, 24. Dan Stone

DNQ: Dustin Hoffman, Tim Fedder, Austin Berry, Bud Phillips, Lindsay Barton, Mike Mort, Kerry King Sr., Steve Stitt

355 Econo LateModels, 15 laps: 1. Tim Krape, 2. Todd Snook, 3. Eric Irvin, 4. Troy Miller, 5. Jared Fulkroad, 6. Lucas Bryner, 7. Brett Hockenberry, 8. Devin Hart, 9. Shaun Miller, 10. Scott Daniels, 11. Curtis Heath, 12. Danny Sollers, 13. Kyle Rapp, 14. Chase Bowsman, 15. Ken Beck, 16. Garrett Gray, 17. Brad Long, 18. Jason Peachey, 19. Ken Stitt Jr., 20. Harold Ranck

DNS: Andrew Yoder, Jason Nace, Cody Butterbaugh

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Chad Trout, Roy Miller, and Jeff Haag Win Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series Features

Mechanicsburg, PA July 13, 2014

In the most dramatic finish in the nine year history of the Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series Super Sportsman division, Chad Trout won the 20-lap main event.  Rich Eichelberger had a comfortable lead entering the last lap, but Eichelberger’s engine woes in the final turn propelled Trout to the victory.

Duaine Smith led the opening lap of the Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman feature with Bobby Hockenberry, Rich Eichelberger, and Gregg Foster giving chase.  Chad Trout, the eight-place starter, was in fifth.

Rich Eichelberger became the new leader during the third lap.  Eichelberger gained a full straightaway advantage while Smith, Hockenberry, Foster, and Trout fought for second.  By the eighth lap Chad Trout captured second position.

Eichelberger’s large lead disappeared with a lap-12 caution.  The caution returned two laps later providing Trout with another opportunity.  Eichelberger, once again, gained a comfortable lead.

The third and final caution came with two laps remaining.  Rich Eichelberger held a seven-car length advantage entering the concluding lap.  In the final turns Eichelberger’s engine expired and his car slowed as he exited turn four.  Chad Trout went to the outside to pass the drifting Eichelberger machine.  Trout, from Dover, won his third Super Sportsman Tour feature of the year.  Duaine Smith was second, his best finish of the year.  Frankie Herr was third, Mike Enders finished fourth and Scott Geesey was fifth.

Moments after Chad Trout crossed the finish, David Walsh’s car flipped in turn three.  Walsh was not hurt in the spill.

Chad Trout received bonus money from W.C. Eshenaur and Son for his last-lap pass.

Scott Dellinger, Bobby Hockenberry, and Enders won the heats for the 28 entrants.  Jay Fannasy was the consolation victor. Dave Berkheimer received the Sprint Aces Hard Charger award.

Roy Miller started on the outside of the front row in the Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Model 20-lap feature.  Miller, from Hershey, was the immediate leader followed by Les Hare and Sam Gallagher.  Miller, Hare and Gallagher had a close duel for the lead through the early laps.

Roy Miller found a comfortable groove and motored away from the competition.  Behind him Les Hare, Sam Gallagher, Wes Alleman, and Gene Knaub were competing for second.  

A lap eight caution erased Miller’s advantage.  He again gained a ten-car length lead while Gallagher, Alleman, Knaub, and Alan Sagi were fighting for second.  

The second and final caution came during the 14th lap.  Roy Miller, after the restart, left the competition far behind.  Sam Gallagher, Wes Alleman, and Alan Sagi were in a tight duel for the runner-up spot as Gene Knaub began to fade.  

Roy Miller won his first of the year by a straightaway.  Wes Alleman and Alan Sagi were even crossing the finish line.  Track officials decided Alleman finished second with Sagi, the 14th-place starter, in third.  Sam Gallagher was fourth and Jake Jones made a late charge to capture fifth.

Qualifying heats for the 21 cars went to Knaub and Hare. Ron Kline, making his very first start at Williams Grove Speedway, won the Artwerks Hard Charger award.

Super Sportsman results:
1. Chad Trout, 2. Duaine Smith, 3. Frankie Herr, 4. Mike Enders, 5. Scott Geesey, 6. Steve Fannasy, 7. Chad Criswell, 8. Scott Dellinger, 9. Rick Barr, 10. Russ Mitten, 11. Kenny Edkins, 12. Jay Fannasy, 13. Dave Berkheimer, 14. Tom Wyckoff, 15. Devon Beidel, 16. Bobby Hockenberry, 17. David Walsh, 18. Rich Eichelberger, 19. Doug Dobson, 20. Steve Wilbur, 21. Tony Jackson, 22. Chad Trout, 23. Gregg Foster, 24. Todd Leonard.  DNQ: Scott Smith, Lanny Hake, Geoff Gill, Bill Devine

358 Late Model results: 1. Roy Miller, 2. Wes Alleman, 3. Alan Sagi, 4. Sam Gallagher, 5. Jake Jones, 6. Dan Zechman, 7. Pat Beard, 8. Matt Nailor, 9. Ron Kline, 10. Sam Rial, 11. Pat McNeal, 12. Dave Latsha, 13. Gene Knaub, 14. Travis Mease, 15. Brad Shank, 16. Cam Zeigler, 17. Devin Frey, 18. Les Hare, 19. Randy Croop, 20. Cole Amsden, 21. Tyler Horst

Street Stock results: 1. Jeff Haag, 2. Mike Buckley, 3. Craig Morgan, 4. Pat Beard, 5. Walt Lemmon. 6. Chris Heller, 7. Eric Tripp, 8. Dustin Hollinger, 9. Steve Hastings, 10. Josh Bloom, 11. Tim Drawbaugh, 12. Lee Lingle, 13. Brett Pickel, 14. Todd Bowersox, 15. Randy Zechman, 16. Dave Shatto, 17. Doug Hoffman

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DEWEASE PREPARES FOR WORLD OF OUTLAWS WITH 37TH LINCOLN WIN;

Tyler Ross drives Eldreth #23J to second Lincoln win in “358” sprints; Zimmerman wins All-American Outlaw feature

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/12/2014 –
Former champ Lance Dewease sounded like the 299-time sprint car winner that he is after scoring his 37th career win at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

“When we start where we did here tonight, we’d better win that thing!” said Dewease after exiting the C.C. Dietz/Conduit Connections/Hess Ornamental Iron Works #14 in victory lane, “You know Brian (Montieth) is coming on a track like this. I knew I had to get to the top and not come off of it. I also saw the 55 come up there. Robbie (Kendall) has been really fast here lately. He has my old mechanic working on that thing, and they have that car running around here really nice right now.

Handicapping placed Dewease fifth for the start. Matt Boland led the first 14 laps from his outside front row starting spot, before giving way to Dewease on lap 15. Dewease caught polesitter Nathan Berwager for fourth following a third-lap caution restart, got by Billy Dietrich for third on lap 12, and then moved past fourth-starting Tim Glatfelter for the runner-up spot on lap 14.

One lap later, Dewease made his race-winning move exiting turn four.

Meanwhile, Montieth, who started tenth, made his usual high-side charge to the front and caught Robbie Kendall for second on lap 19. Montieth tried the slider in turn four of the final lap, but wasn’t able to hold it and settled for second, 1.16 seconds behind Dewease.

“It’s not the year we’ve wanted, but we’re getting better on the short tracks, and we’re here in victory lane. That’s all that matters,” said Dewease, “We’ve had our ups and downs this year. When we think we’re getting better, we take a couple steps back. Then we come back forward a little bit. But that’s all part of growing with a new team. Different parts…different pieces…different year. We’re slowly getting on it. Our Speedweek was really good at the short tracks and really bad at the big tracks, which is kinda’ opposite for me.”

Third through fifth were seventh-starting Kendall, Dietrich, and Boland. Sixth through tenth were 13th-starting Cory Haas, points leader Alan Krimes, Glatfelter, J.J. Grasso, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr.

Heats for the 24 410 sprinters were won by Boland, Bill Stine, and Kendall.

Tyler Ross won in only his second appearance of the year in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. Ross, now driving the Tim Eldreth #23J, started sixth and took just six laps to catch polesitter and race-long leader Isaac Sneeringer for the lead.

He led the rest of the way despite a late-race challenge of seventh-starting Chandler Leiby, taking the checkered flag just six-tenths of-a-second in front of Leiby at the end for his second career Lincoln win.

Third through fifth were 11th-starting Niki Young, Jeff Halligan, and Matt Campbell. Sixth through tenth were “358” sprint championship winner Doug Hammaker, Sneeringer, Matt Findley, Jeff Rohrbaugh, and points leader Chase Dietz.

Heats for the 28 358 sprinters were won by Ross, Cody Fletcher, and Hammaker, with Chris Frank winning the consolation.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

410 SPRINTS Feature (25 Laps)
– 1. 14-Lance Dewease ($3,200); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 22T-Matt Boland; 6. 11C-Cory Haas; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 69G-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 37-JJ Grasso; 10. 16-Gerard McIntyre; 11. 99M-Kyle Moody; 12. 15-Adam Wilt; 13. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 14. 59-Jim Siegel; 15. 35-Steve Owings; 16. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 17. 85-Nathan Berwager; 18. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher; 20. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 21. 69H-Shane Hoff (DNF); 22. 71X-Bill Stine (DNF); 23. 52-Austin Hogue (DNF); 24. 17N-Niki Young (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Matt Boland (1-14), Lance Dewease (15-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 22T-Matt Boland; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 85-Nathan Berwager; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 35-Steve Owings; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman (DNF). No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 71X-Bill Stine; 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 69G-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 69H-Shane Hoff; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer. Time – 2:27.737

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 37-JJ Grasso; 4. 14-Lance Dewease; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 17N-Niki Young (DNF). No Time

358 SPRINTS Feature (20 Laps)
- 1. 23J-Tyler Ross; 2. 119-Chandler Leiby; 3. 91-Niki Young; 4. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 5. 16-Matt Campbell; 6. 66-Doug Hammaker; 7. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 8. 28-Matt Findley; 9. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 10. 2D-Chase Dietz; 11. 97-Brie Hershey; 12. 21-CJ Tracy; 13. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 14. 5-Phil Walter; 15. 29A-Chris Arnold; 16. 10-Zach Euculano; 17. 47-Michael Hamer; 18. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 19. 00-Chris Frank (DNF); 20. 5A-Brian Allman (DNF); 21. 13-Ryan Higgins (DNF); 22. 11-Leah Starner (DNF); 23. 29W-Ryan Wilson (DNF); 24. 9R-Brent Rumberger (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Isaac Sneeringer (1-5), Tyler Ross (6-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 23J-Tyler Ross; 2. 119-Chandler Leiby; 3. 29W-Ryan Wilson; 4. 91-Niki Young; 5. 2D-Chase Dietz; 6. 11-Leah Starner; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 9R-Brent Rumberger; 9. 6S-Bill Sherman (DNF); 10. 59T-Tim Stallings (DNF). Time – 2:24.28

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 47-Michael Hamer; 4. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 7. 13-Ryan Higgins (DNF); 8. 69M-Sean Campbell (DNF); 9. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF). No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 5-Phil Walter; 3. 16-Matt Campbell; 4. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 5. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 6. 10-Zach Euculano; 7. 5A-Brian Allman; 8. 21-CJ Tracy; 9. 29-Chris Arnold. Time – 2:28.78

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 00-Chris Frank; 2. 13-Ryan Higgins; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 29-Chris Arnold; 5. 5A-Brian Allman; 6. 9R-Brent Rumberger; 7. 6S-Bill Sherman; 8. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 9. 59T-Tim Stallings (DNF); 10. 69M-Sean Campbell (DNF). No Time


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DWIGHT LEPPO SCORES FIRST CAREER WIN IN TRAIL-WAY 358 SPRINTS

Hanover, PA (07/11/14) –
Everyone could see it coming.  And it finally did for New Oxford’s Dwight Leppo, who held off the repeated challenges of all-time Trail-Way winner Brad McClelland to claim his first career “358” sprint car victory in the 25-lap feature Friday night.

“It feels good to finally be here!” exclaimed Leppo upon exiting his family-owned Auchey Body Shop/Leppo’s Garage #4 in victory lane, “I knew Brad would be right there.  I’m glad he didn’t get me this time.”

Leppo started beside polesitter Denny Gross and led every lap.

Gross brought out the red flag when he flipped in turn two of lap four.  

McClelland had some problems of his own, bouncing several times and losing third place to Seth Kearchner in turn four of the second lap.  Once the race restarted after the Gross flip, McClelland reclaimed third from Kearchner on lap six, and then passed Isaac Sneeringer on turn two of an 11th-lap restart.

McClelland closed quickly on Leppo and was challenging for the lead by lap 15.  Over the next five laps, the two leaders pulled away from the rest of the field.  They actually made contact on the backstretch of lap 20, sending McClelland into the infield, but McClelland saved it and hung onto to the runner-up spot.  Though he closed on the leader again, he was not able to make the pass.

Sneeringer hung on for third, with hard charger Robbie Kendall from 12th starting spot to cross fourth and Cody Fletcher fifth.

Heats for the 12 “358” sprinters were won by McClelland and Gross.

358 Sprint Cars Feature (25 Laps)
1. 4-Dwight Leppo; 2. 6R-Brad McClelland; 3. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 4. 55-Robbie Kendall; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 10-Zach Euculano(DNF); 7. 64-Randy Whisler(1 lap down); 8. 30-Seth Kearchner(DNF); 9. 9C-Bill Case, Jr.(DNF); 10. 7M-Tyler Buchenauer(DNF); 11. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle(DNF); 12. 2-Dennis Gross(DNF). No Time.

Lap Leaders- Dwight Leppo (1-25).

Heat 1 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 30-Seth Kearchner; 3. 55-Robbie Kendall; 4. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 5. 64-Randy Whisler; 6. 7M-Tyler Buchenauer(DNF).  Time 2:19.44.

Heat 2 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 2-Dennis Gross; 2. 4-Dwight Leppo; 3. 10-Zach Euculano; 4. 9C-Bill Case, Jr.; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle.  Time 2:28.87.

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Stevie Smith Is Ready For Outlaws With Williams Grove 410 Sprint Victory

Kevin Nouse gets third in 358s

 7/11/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg –
Stevie Smith drove to his third 410 sprint car win of the season on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway as he tuned up for next week’s World of Outlaws Summer Nationals with a victory worth $4,000.

In 358 sprint action it was Kevin Nouse of Lewisberry taking his third win of the season at the track as well.

Second starter Ryan Smith tried to lead the first lap but polesitter Cory Haas nipped him at the line to be scored in control.

Stevie Smith started fourth in the field and was third behind the pair almost immediately.

The eventual winner got around Ryan Smith for second on the third circuit and chased Haas for the lead for six tours before driving by for command as the pair raced out of the second corner.  

Eyes then turned to ninth starter Brian Montieth who was up to fifth as Stevie Smith took the lead.

Montieth had worked his way up to third behind the leader and Haas by the time the races only caution flag unfurled with 10 laps to go in the 25 lap main for the stopped racers of Doug Esh and sixth runner Don Kreitz Jr.

Montieth overtook Haas on the restart and began his attempts at racing with the leader.

The Phoenixville flyer had closed right up on the leader’s bumper as the pair raced into the third corner headed for the two-to-go sign but when Smith hesitated as he worked traffic entering the turn, Montieth nearly crashed into him and was forced to lay on the brakes and turn the car partially sideways to avoid collision.

This in turn allowed Stevie Smith to drive away as Montieth tried to recover and Smith took the checkers by .441 seconds.

“This one’s just as fun as the first one, that’ll never wear off,” Smith said of taking the victory.

Car owner Fred Rahmer expressed his pleasure with the team’s third win of the year at the oval.

“I knew that Stevie was the best driver there is and he’s provin’ it,” Rahmer said.  

Lucas Wolfe drove from sixth starting spot to finish third followed by Ryan Smith and Gerard McIntyre Jr.

Sixth through 10th went to Steve Buckwalter, Greg Hodnett, Pat Cannon, Alan Krimes and Tim Glatfelter.

Heats for the 23 cars went to Wolfe, Ryan Smith and Haas.  Haas won the dash to earn the pole for the feature.

Wolfe set his fifth quick time of the season in time trials with a lap of 17.077 seconds.

Brie Hershey lead the first four circuits of the 20-lap 358 sprint main before 10th starter Adrian Shaffer took over.

Shaffer appeared headed for his third win of the season while running on the cushion but with eight laps to go he jumped the cushion in the second corner, allowing Knouse to erase nearly all of the two-turn lead he had amassed at the front.

And then when Shaffer seemed to miss his entry with five to go in the third corner that was all it took for Knouse to drive across the middle of the track to take control.

A caution flag with a lap to go appeared for a tangle in the fourth corner that took out top five runners Ryan Wilson and Brock Zearfoss but Shaffer was helpless on the restart, instead settling for second.   

Doug Hammaker was third followed by Rich Eichelberger and Hershey.

Heats for the 15-car field went to Shaffer and Brock Zearfoss.

July 11, 2014 Feature Finish:
410 sprints, 25 laps:
1. Stevie Smith, 2. Brian Montieth, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Ryan Smith, 5. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 6. Steve Buckwalter, 7. Greg Hodnett, 8. Pat Cannon, 9. Alan Krimes, 10. Tim Glatfelter, 11. Lance Dewease, 12. Rick Lafferty, 13. Adam Wilt, 14. Glenndon Forsythe, 15. TJ Stutts, 16. Austin Hogue, 17. Nicole Bower, 18. Jordan Givler, 19. Scott Wilson, 20. Cory Haas, 21. Don Kreitz Jr., 22. Doug Esh

DNS: Jay Reichard

358 sprints, 20 laps
: 1. Kevin Nouse, 2. Adrian Shaffer, 3. Doug Hammaker, 4. Rich Eichelberger, 5. Brie Hershey, 6. Kody Lehman, 7. Matt Findley, 8. Chris Arnold, 9. Tony Smolenyak, 10. Scott Fisher, 11. DJ Montgomery, 12. Ryan Wilson, 13. Brock Zearfoss, 14. Matt Campbell, 15. Chandler Leiby

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MARKS CLOSES OUT PA SPEEDWEEK WITH OPPERMAN MEMORIAL VICTORY;
WOLFE CLINCHES SECOND CAREER PA SPEEDWEEK TITLE BY 6 POINTS OVER HODNETT

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –
In race No. 8 in the 24th annual PA Speedweek Series, Brent Marks of Myerstown drove to his first 410 sprint car win of the season in the 30-lap Jan Opperman Memorial Sunday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.

For Marks, the victory at the wheel of the BAPS No. 19M was his second career at Selinsgrove and his first in a sprint car since he won the Ray Tilley Classic at the track in May of 2013.  

Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg clinched his second career PA Speedweek title by just six points over Greg Hodnett of Thomasville. Wolfe, who persevered through a challenging night that included a hard flip in practice laps and a blown engine in his heat race, was the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier over the 26-car field with a lap time of 16.805.  

Doug Dodson of Mechanicsburg won his first career super sportsman race in the division’s 20-lap feature and set a new track record for the distance in 7:17.57. Wayne Dadetto of Levittown scored the victory in the 20-lap 305 sprint car race and set a track record for the division in 7:00.944.

There will be no racing at Selinsgrove Speedway this Saturday, July 12. The speedway returns Saturday, July 19, with the annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Driver & Fan Appreciation Night featuring 360 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners. The 360 sprint car and late model features on July 19 will each pay $2,500 to win.

Polesitter Brent Marks drove into the lead at the start of the sprint car feature and was chased by third-place starter Mike Erdley. The race’s only caution flag unfurled on lap three when Danny Dietrich’s car developed a flat tire and rolled to a stop in turn four.  

When the race resumed, a war on wheels unfolded at the front of the pack between Marks and Erdley, who see-sawed for the lead for several laps. By lap 10, Marks secured the front spot and began to stretch his lead while another battle unfolded for the runner-up position between Erdley and second-place starter Kyle Reinhardt.

At the halfway mark, Marks was setting the pace in front of Reinhardt, seventh-place starter Blane Heimbach, and Erdley in a close four-car race at the front of the pack.  On lap 20, Heimbach stormed into second and set his sights on Marks. In the final five laps, Marks stretched his lead and posted a 3.5-second margin of victory over Heimbach, Erdley, Reinhardt, and ninth-place starter Lucas Wolfe.
In the super sportsman feature, polesitter Davey Walsh led the first six laps until third-place starter Doug Dodson  made the winning pass using the inside lane on the frontstretch. Two laps later, second-place starter Bobby Hockenberry reclaimed the runner-up position and started to track down Dodson.

At the halfway point, Dodson was the leader over Hockenberry, fifth-place starter Chad Trout, 12th-place starter Kevin Knouse, and 11th-place starter Carmen Perigo Jr. In the final laps, Hockenberry and Trout made a last-ditch effort to catch Dodson in traffic to no avail. Dodson took the checkered flag in a close finish by only .44 of a second over Hockenberry, Trout, Nouse, and Perigo.

Wayne Dadetto started on the pole in the 305 sprint car feature and pulled into the lead at the drop of the green flag. In the early laps, second-place starter John Braim and third-place starter Matt Heimbach dueled for the runner-up position.  

At the halfway point, Dadetto held a straightaway lead over the rest of the field. In the closing laps, however, eighth-place starter Tyler Bear started to reel in Dadetto in lapped traffic. At the finish, Dadetto was victorious by just 1.4 seconds over Bear, fourth-place starter Jake Waters, Braim, and 12th-place starter Eric Parker.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 6 July 2014
410 Sprint Cars – 26 Entries
30-Lap A-Main: 
1)19M Bent Marks ($5,000)  2) 12 Blane Heimbach  3) 11 Mike Erdley  4)21R Kyle Reinhardt  5) 1 Lucas Wolfe  6) 98H Dave Blaney  7) 27 Greg Hodnett  8) 94 Ryan Smith  9) 49 Mike Walter Sr.  10) 7 Chad Layton  11) 33 Curt Stroup  12) 56 Nate Snyder  13) 3 Pat Cannon  14) 17B Steve Buckwalter  15) 48 Danny Dietrich  16) I07 Jordan Givler  17) 33W Michael Walter II  18) 38 Scott Wilson  19) 49H Brad Howard  20) 75 Nicole Bower  21) 9 Rick Lafferty  22) 66 Ryan Kissinger   23) 44W Austen Wheatley  24) 5W Phil Walter  25) 24B Dustin Baney  26) 12H Matt Heimbach DNS
Heat Winners:  Greg Hodnett, Blane Heimbach, Danny Dietrich
Time Trials:  1) 1 Lucas Wolfe 16.805  2) 98H Dave Blaney 16.867  3) 11Mike Erdley 17.077  4) 21R Kyle Reinhardt 17.117  5) 19M Brent Marks 17.144  6) 48 Danny Dietrich 17.152  7) 27 Greg Hodnett 17.188  8) 12 Blane Heimbach 17.280  9) 0 Rick Lafferty 17.467  10) 38 Scott Wilson 17.516  11) 56 Nate Snyder 17.516  12) 94 Ryan Smith 17.523  13) 44W Austen Wheatley 17.550  14) 33 Curt Stroup 17.570  15) 7 Chad Layton 17.580  16) 17B Steve Buckwalter 17.662  17) 3 Pat Cannon 17.904  18) I07 Jordan  Givler 18.119  19) 49 Mike Walter Sr. 18.263  20) 66 Ryan Kissinger  18.266  21) 75 Nicole Bower 18.350  22) 49H Brad Howard 18.389  23) 5W Phil Walter 18.515  24) Michael Walter II 18.562  25) 24B Dustin Baney 18.972  26) 12 Matt Heimbach DNT
Super Sportsman – 23 Entries
20-Lap A-Main:  1)
43 Doug Dodson  2) 25 Bob Hockenberry  3) 7C Chad Trout  4) 1J Kevin Nouse  5) 93 Carmen Perigo Jr.  6) 77 Russ Mitten  7) 99 Frankie Herr  8) 3B Mike Enders  9) 11 Steve Fannasy  10) 30 Scott Dellinger  11) 222 Jay Fannasy  12) 45 Dave Socks  13) 20W Davie Walsh  14) 75 Kenny Edkin  15) 00 Rick Barr  16) 17G Steve Wilbur  17) 29W Adam Wray  18) 8 Rich Eichelberger  19) 07 JR Mull  20) 29 Dwayne Smith  DNS  21) 32 Greg Foster  DNS 22) 888 John Wolfe DNS  23) 77W Tom Wyckoff DNS
Heat Winners:  Mike Enders, Kevin Nouse, Chad Trout

305 Sprint Cars – 23 Entries
20-Lap A-Main:   1) 36D Wayne Dadetto 2) 25B Tyler Bear 3) 10 Jake Waters 4) 44 John Braim 5) 39 Eric Parker 6) 79 Jordan Thomas 7) 55 Mike Wagner II 8) 47K Kody Lehman 9) 67 Ken Duke 10) 8 Randy Kayler 11) 22K Mike Koehler 12) 6R Reed Thompson 13) 4B Jason Bergstresser 14) 11Z Zach Newlin 15) 35B Derrick Bowersox 16) 2 Erin Statler 17) 26V Shawn Kirkpatrick 18) 24 Lance Newlin 19) 14 Matt Heimbach 20) 1S Mike Schuckers 21) 23 Nathan Gramley 22) 19 Tyler Cochran 23) 16 John Bott
Heat Winners:  Reed Thompson, Jordan Thomas, Tyler Bear

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Lincoln Speedway
358 sprint cars
July 5
1. Chase Dietz 3615
2. Niki Young  3555
3. Chandler Leiby 3485
4. Matt Campbell 3180
5. Brie Hershey 3145
6. Tyler Esh 3010
7. Ashley Cappetta 3005
8. Matt Findley 2895
9. Zach Euculano 2875
10. Brian Allman  2785
 
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DOUG HAMMAKER SCORES FIRST CAREER WIN IN LINCOLN 358 SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/5/2014 –
Doug Hammaker took advantage of a lucky break on the final lap to score his first career win in the 25-lap “358” sprint car championship at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

Points handicapping placed Hammaker fourth for the start, and he was third behind pole sitter Troy Wagaman, Jr. and front row starter Brie Hershey at the end of the first lap. He drove around Hershey for the runner-up spot on a second-lap restart and then caught Wagaman for the lead on lap three. Though he led the rest of the way, he had to hold ninth-starting Kevin Nouse from the fourth lap on.

Nouse actually took the lead from the Delco Designs/Farnsworth Used Auto Parts #66 in heavy lapped traffic heading up the backstretch of the final lap, only to have the caution come out for Chris Arnold, who came to a stop in turn two. That gave the lead and a clear track back to Hammaker for the one-lap dash to the finish, and Hammaker hung on for a .65-second win over the Central PA Point Series leader and claim the $1,500 top prize.

Ryan Wilson came from 15th starting spot to pass Lincoln points leader Chase Dietz on the final lap and cross third, with Dietz settling for fourth and Nike Young completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Chandler Leiby, Wagaman, Jay Galloway, Hershey, and Tyler Ross, who came from the back after a 15th-lap spin on the backstretch.

Ross’s spin came on a restart which followed a collision between Dietz and Robbie Kendall, who got together while racing for third. That ended Kendall’s night. Dietz kept going and was awarded third for the restart.

Heats for the 30 358 sprinters were won by Ross, Leiby, and Hammaker, with Brian Allman winning the consolation.

Harrisonville’s Mike Wagner II won his second career Lincoln race in the 20-lap Pennsylvania Sprint Series RaceSaver 305 sprint car feature. An inversion of three put Wagner on the pole, and, despite late-race pressure from Kody Lehman and another one-lap shootout, Wagner led every lap, crossing 2.81 seconds ahead of Lehman.

Third through fifth were John Braim, Mark Watkins, and Colby Dice.

Heats for the 25 PASS RaceSaver 305 Sprints were won by Ian Detweiler, Erin Statler, and Wagner.

Saturday, July 5, 2014
358 SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP Feature (25 Laps) –
1. 66-Doug Hammaker ($1,500); 2. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 3. 29-Ryan Wilson; 4. 2D-Chase Dietz; 5. 91-Niki Young; 6. 119-Chandler Leiby; 7. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 8. 27-Jay Galloway; 9. 97-Brie Hershey; 10. 23J-Tyler Ross; 11. 28-Matt Findley; 12. 21-CJ Tracy; 13. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 14. 5A-Brian Allman; 15. 47-Michael Hamer; 16. 11-Leah Starner; 17. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 18. 29-Chris Arnold (DNF); 19. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 20. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 21. 9R-Brent Rumberger (DNF); 22. 5-Phil Walter (DNF); 23. 00-Chris Frank (DNF); 24. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Troy Wagaman, Jr. (1-2), Doug Hammaker (3-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 23J-Tyler Ross; 2. 2D-Chase Dietz; 3. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 4. 21-CJ Tracy; 5. 47-Michael Hammer; 6. 9R-Brent Rumberger; 7. 5A-Brian Allman; 8. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); DNS – 11-Leah Starner (DNF), 13-Ryan Higgins. No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 119-Chandler Leiby; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 91-Niki Young; 4. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 5. 27-Jay Galloway; 6. 29-Chris Arnold; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 00-Chris Frank (DNF); 9. 16-Matt Campbell (DNF); DNS – 35-Tyler Esh. No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 97-Brie Hershey; 3. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 4. 5-Phil Walter; 5. 29-Ryan Wilson; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 8. 10-Zach Euculano; 9. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 10. 6S-Bill Sherman. No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 5A-Brian Allman; 2. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 10-Zach Euculano; 5. 00-Chris Frank; 6. 11-Leah Starner; 7. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 8. 6S-Bill Sherman; 9. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; DNS – 16-Matt Campbell. No Time

PASS RaceSaver (305) Sprints Feature (20 Laps) -
1. 55-Mike Wagner, II; 2. 47-Cody Lehman; 3. 44-John Braim; 4. 36-Mark Watkins; 5. 17A-Colby Dice; 6. 2-Erin Statler; 7. 57-Jeff Miller; 8. 18-Ian Detweiler; 9. 35-Tyler Lebo; 10. 75-Dusty Shatzer; 11. 24-Lance Newlin; 12. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 13. 29-James Pryde; 14. 88-Greg Dobrosky; 15. 26V-Sean Kirkpatrick; 16. 31-Donnie Hendershot (DNF); 17. 11Z-Zach Newlin (DNF); 18. 39-Eric Parker (DNF); 19. 33-Paul Snyder (DNF); 20. 66-Russell Hammaker (DNF); 21. 65-Cale Griffin (DNF); DNS – 70L-Kyle Lloyd, 36D-Wayne Dodetto, 16-John Bott. No Time

Lap Leaders – Mike Wagner, II (1-20)

1st Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 18-Ian Detweiler; 2. 35-Tyler Lebo; 3. 44-John Braim; 4. 11Z-Zach Newlin; 5. 70L-Lyle Lloyd; 6. 26V-Sean Kirkpatrick; 7. 39-Eric Parker; 8. 88-Greg Dobrosky; 9. 65-Cale Griffin (DNF). No Time

2nd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 2-Erin Statler; 2. 47K-Kody Lehman; 3. 36-Mark Watkins; 4. 24-Lance Newlin; 5. 66-Russell Hammaker; 6. 33-Paul Snyder; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 8. 59-Alex Schanz (DNF). No Time

3rd Heat (8 Laps) - 1. 55-Mike Wagner, II; 2. 57-Jeff Miller; 3. 17A-Colby Dice; 4. 75-Dusty Shatzer; 5. 29-James Pryde; 6. 31-Donnie Hendershot; DNS – 36D-Wayne Dodetto, 16-John Bott. No Time

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KISSINGER MAKES LATE-RACE PASS FOR 360 SPRINT WIN;

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –
Ryan Kissinger of Bloomsburg made a late-race pass by defending champion Jason Shultz of Carlisle for his first win since 2011 in Saturday night’s 25-lap 360 sprint car feature at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Kissinger was at the wheel of the Ford-powered Predator Cams No. 66 for his second career win at the track. He dedicated the win to his friend and fellow competitor Duane Mausteller of Bloomsburg, who was critically injured in a sprint car racing accident at the speedway on May 17 of this year.

Mausteller was released from Geisinger Medical Center on Wednesday, July 2, and transferred to the MOSS Rehab Center in Philadelphia where he is undergoing therapy and showing signs of improvement, according to his father Randy Mausteller.   

In the 30-lap late model summer championship, the $2,000 win was awarded to Jim Bernheisel of Lebanon when Coleby Frye’s car was disqualified for a racing tire infraction. The win was Bernheisel’s first of the year.

Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove scored his third win of the year in the 15-lap pro stock thriller, while John Fowler Jr. of Montandon won his first race of the season in the 12-lap roadrunner feature.

This Sunday, July 6, Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Jan Opperman Memorial / PA Speedweek Finale for 410 sprint cars plus super sportsman and 305 sprint cars at 7:30 p.m. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Selinsgrove Speedway’s half-mile track will be dark Saturday, July 12, and weekly racing will resume on Saturday, July 19, with the annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Driver & Fan Appreciation Night featuring 360 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 7:30 p.m. The sprint car and late model features on July 19 will each pay $2,500 to win.

Polesitter Colby Womer took the early lead in the sprint car feature over third-place starter Jason Shultz. On the seventh circuit, Shultz pulled alongside of Womer in a race for the lead. On the eighth circuit, Womer’s car bobbled in turn four which allowed Shultz to race by for the front spot. On a lap 10 restart, Shultz led the field over second-place starter Ryan Kissinger and Womer in a battle for the lead.

At the halfway point, eighth-place starter Mark Smith advanced to the third spot and set his sights on Shultz and Kissinger. Shultz protected the lead by running the inside lane while Kissinger remained in striking distance racing the high line. On the 20th circuit, Kissinger made the winning pass using the outside lane in turn two. With four laps to go, an intense four-car battle took shape at the front of the pack between Kissinger, Shultz, Smith, and seventh-place starter TJ Stutts.

With three laps to race, contact between Shultz and Smith on the backstretch sent Smith’s car into a wild spin; damage was extensive enough to sideline Smith for the night. On the restart, Kissinger went the distance and posted a .71 of a second margin of victory over Stutts, Shultz, Mike Walter, and Zearfoss.

Second-place starter Coleby Frye powered into the lead at the start of the late model championship  race. Third-place starter Jim Bernheisel took over the second spot and attempted to keep Frye in his sights; however, Frye stretched his lead on each of the subsequent restarts.

The first caution flag unfurled on lap seven when Ron Coleman’s No. 72 rolled to a stop. When the race restarted, Bernheisel tried a pass on the low side of Frye to no avail while fifth-place starter Chad Davis raced in third. On a lap 10 restart, ninth-place starter Jim Yoder advanced to fourth as 11th-place starter Jeff Rine raced into the top five.

With five laps to race, Frye set a blistering pace in front of Bernheisel, Yoder, Rine, and seventh-place starter Jerry Bard. At the checkered flag, Frye crossed the line seven seconds ahead of Bernheisel. Frye’s car was later disqualified in a post-race inspection due to a racing tire infraction, and the win was awarded to Bernheisel. Yoder, Rine, Bard, and Dave Zona were credited with top five finishes.

Front-row starter Nate Stroup tore into the early lead in the pro stock feature. Stroup was followed by third-place starter Adam Campbell and sixth-place starter Nathan Long. On the second lap, the lead trio raced three-wide for almost an entire lap. On the seventh circuit, however, Long made contact with Stroup on the backstretch and was sidelined for the rest of the race.

On the restart, Stroup continued to set the pace with seventh-place starter Kyle Bachman in pursuit. Bachman made the winning pass using the inside lane through turns one and two on a lap nine restart. Original eighth-place starter Brad Mitch, who had to restart the race on the rear of the field following a first lap spin, stormed into second with two laps remaining. The event’s final caution flag unfurled on lap 14, setting up a chase to the checkered flag. At the finish, Bachman scored the win by just .43 of a second over Mitch, Stroup, Campbell, and Tommy Slanker.

Second-place starter John Fowler Jr. pulled into the lead at the start of the roadrunner feature. Fowler was chased by fourth-place starter Keith Bissinger and polesitter Curtis Lawton. On the fourth circuit, third-place starter Brian Johnson stormed into third and the front runners raced three-wide through turns one and two on lap eight.

Johnson took command of the field and had a close race with Bissinger on lap nine. On lap 10, Bissinger was scored as the leader by the slimmest of margins. On the 11th circuit, however, Bissinger and Johnson made contact in turn four and Fowler found himself leading the race again. At the finish, Fowler was victorious by just .22 of a second over Johnson, Lawton, Jeremy Kline, and John Schoch.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY - 5 July 2014
358/360 Sprint Cars – 15 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 66 Ryan Kissinger  ($2,000) 2) 23 TJ Stutts  3) 29 Jason Shultz  4) 49 Mike Walter  5) 1W Brock Zearfoss  6) 19 Colby Womer  7) 29 Mark Manieri  8) 21F Jared Fink  9) 29S Derek Steward  10) 19C Tylor Cochran  11) 1 Mark Smith  12) 77 Derek Locke  13) 33W Michael Walter II 14) 35 Shannon Fisher  15) 100 Jeff Lebowski
Heat Winners:  Colby Womer, Ryan Kissinger

Late Models – 25 Entries
30-Lap A-Main:  1)  119 Jim Bernheisel ($2,000)  2) 27 Jim Yoder  3) 2J Jeff Rine  4) 26 Jerry Bard  5) 99Z Dave Zona  6) 2 Steve Campbell  7) 24 Dylan Yoder  8) 91 Chad Davis  9) 61 Ken Trevitz  10) 76 Andy Haus  11) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  12) 4D Chad Hollenbeck  13) 76H Scott Haus  14) 16 Matt Cochran  15) 45 Eric Hons  16) 2Y Andrew Yoder  17) 10 Dave Stamm  18) 6M Harry Miller  19) 15S Shaun  Miller  20) 0 Larry Baer  21)  33C Chris Casner  22) 9 Hayes Mattern  23) 72 Ron Coleman  24) F1 Coleby Frye DQ  25) 88 Tony Adams DNS
Heat Winners:  Coleby Frye, Jim Bernheisel, Hayes Mattern

Pro Stocks – 16 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 99 Kyle Bachman  2) 10M Brad Mitch 3) 26S Nate Stroup  4) 2C Adam Campbell  5) 40 Tommy Slanker  6) 1C Jamin Chapman  7) 111 Shaun Miller  8) 11 Jake Buck  9) 71 Kurt Wray  10) 01 David Berry  11) 28J Jeff Ceballo  12) 32 Tom Hartman  13) 4 Jim Payne  14) 83 Matt Wilson  15) 63 Nathan Long  16) 85 Terry Lauver DNS
Heat Winners:  Nate Stroup, Kurt Wray

Roadrunners – 8 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 02 John Fowler Jr.  2) 201 Brian Johnson  3) 28 Curtis Lawton  4) 8K Jeremy Kline  5) 89 John Schoch  6)11 Keith Bissinger  7) 7 Butch Shaffer  8) 22 Ricky Buss

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KENDALL SCORES THIRD WIN OF THE YEAR IN TRAIL-WAY 358 SPRINTS

Hanover, PA (07/04/14) –
It was Robbie Kendall’s night at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

Kendall started on the pole and drove away from the field in the 25-lap “358” sprint car feature, crossing under the checkered flag less than a half-second off the track record in a non-stop time of 6 minutes, 4.47 seconds for his third win of the year at the McSherrystown oval.

“These guys had this thing hooked up tonight,” said Kendall upon exiting the Mike Parris-owned Turning Stone Resort & Casino/Vermeer Mid-Atlantic/Wurtzer’s Garage #55 in victory lane, “We tore cars up the last two times out, and it’s just a pleasure to finish one.”

The Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown night feature saw Kendall and Ryan Wilson start on the front row.  Kendall grabbed the lead at the outset and never looked back.

“We caught lapped cars at the right time tonight,” said Kendall.  

And lapped cars there were, with only six of the 16 sprinters finishing on the lead lap.

Wilson ran second until slipping in turns one and two and losing the runner-up spot to third-starting Dwight Leppo, who finished a career-best second at the finish.  

Four-time winner and Trail-Way points leader Brad McClelland started sixth and was challenging Leppo for second when he dove into the infield on lap 21.

That put Wilson back in third, and that’s where he finished, with Jeff Rohrbaugh crossing fourth in the Shane Smith #00 and last week’s winner Isaac Sneeringer rounding out the top five.  The other car on the lead lap was Seth Kearchner.

Heats for the “358” sprint cars were won by McClelland and Sneeringer.

358 Sprint Cars Feature (25 Laps) 1. 55 Robert Kendall; 2. 4 Dwight Leppo; 3. 29 Ryan Wilson; 4. 45 Jeff Rohrbaugh; 5. 19Z Isaac Sneeringer; 6. 30 Seth Kearchner; 7. 64 Randy Whisler; 8. 75 Todd Berkheimer; 9. 2 Dennis Gross; 10. 19D Wyatt Hinkle; 11. 3J Cory Thornton; 12. 6R Brad Mc Clelland; 13. 9 Dalton Dietrich; 14. 10 Zach Euculano; 15. 90 Tyler Templin; 16. 66A Cody Fletcher. Time- 6:04.47 No Time.

Lap Leaders- Kendall (1-25)

Heat 1 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 6R Brad McClelland; 2. 4 Dwight Leppo; 3. 10 Zach Euculano; 4. 55 Robert Kendall; 5. 75 Todd Berkheimer; 6. 90 Tyler Templin; 7. 19D Wyatt Hinkle DNF; 8. 66A Cody Fletcher DNS. Time – 2:24.72.

Heat 2 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 19Z Isaac Sneeringer; 2. 45 Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 29 Ryan Wilson; 4. 30 Seth Kearchner; 5. 3J Cory Thornton; 6. 9 Dalton Dietrich; 7. 2 Dennis Gross; 8. 64 Randy Whisler DNF.  No Time.

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Stevie Smith Trumps In Williams Grove Speedweek Mitch Smith Memorial


Steve Smith in Turn 3 at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

7/4/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MECHANICSBURG, PA –
Stevie Smith chased Brian Montieth through lapped traffic for the first 26 laps of the Mitch Smith Memorial Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

Smith then drove under Montieth in turn three and emerged the leader on lap 27 and would control the final three laps to take home the $10,000 paycheck in the sixth race of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek.

Montieth and Smith shared the front row for the start of the 30-lap main event and Montieth grabbed the lead off turn two.

“Fred and I talked about it and he said if Montieth gets the lead, just run your groove and get with him and we did and we were able to slide by him,” said Smith. “It was a really good night. These guys are good with the set-ups and they do a really good job with the car. I’m getting more and more confident and it feels really good.”

Brent Marks drove by Chad Layton and into third. Montieth was racing around heavy lapped traffic and Smith was able to close.

Montieth momentarily cleared traffic and so did Smith, who was now about 10 car lengths back. Montieth didn’t have clear track very long as he caught traffic again with 10 laps completed

Montieth cleared three lapped cars and had a clear track again on lap 13. Smith and Marks were still caught behind a few lapped cars.

Montieth had an open track and then Smith cleared traffic as well. Marks was up to third and Donnie Kreitz moved by Layton and into fourth. Lucas Wolfe also drove by Layton and into the top five.

Montieth continued to hammer the cushion and Smith was checking out the bottom just a few car lengths back in lapped traffic.

Montieth slid by rookie Austin Hogue in turn one and scrubbed some speed. Smith was right there and as they raced into turn three, he was able to slide in front of him and take the lead with 27 laps completed. Smith maintained the lead through the first and second turns and down the backstretch.

Montieth blasted under Smith entering turn three and they traded the lead.  Smith led Montieth at the line. Behind the race for the lead was Grove point leader Donnie Kreitz closing in.

Very heavy traffic was in front of the leaders, but the first caution flag of the race flew with two laps remaining for Mike Wagner who blew a right rear tire and stopped on the frontstretch.

Smith got a good restart and no slider came from Montieth as he and Kreitz went to the bottom.

Smith led under the white flag and rolled right through the middle of the turns. He would score the win as Montieth just held off Kreitz for second. Brent Marks and Lucas Wolfe were in the top five.

“We were too good, too early,” said Montieth. “I knew we were going to be in trouble. The car was really good the first 10 laps. I was trying to get as many lapped cars between us as I could. We should have started with the car tighter.”

Greg Hodnett, Cory Haas, Dave Blaney, Chad Layton and Doug Esh completed the top 10.

Wolfe set fast time over the 39-car field with a lap of 16.811 seconds. It was Wolfe’s fourth fast time during Speedweek competition. Kreitz, Layton, Marks and Montieth were the top five qualifiers.

The 10-lap heat races were won by Blaney, Haas, S. Smith and Marks.  T.J. Stutts won the B-main.

Unofficial Speedweek Points
1. Greg Hodnett 760
2. Lucas Wolfe 712
3. Brent Marks 659
4. Danny Dietrich 649
5. Brian Montieth 559

Sprint Car Feature (30 laps):
1. Stevie Smith. 2. Brian Montieth. 3. Donnie Kreitz. 4. Brent Marks. 5. Lucas Wolfe. 6. Greg Hodnett. 7. Cory Haas. 8. Dave Blaney. 9. Chad Layton. 10. Mark Smith. 11. Doug Esh. 12. Danny Dietrich. 13. T.J. Stutts. 14. Austin Hogue. 15. Pat Cannon. 16. Curt Michael. 17. Adam Wilt. 18. Glenndon Forsythe. 19. Mike Wagner. 20. Austen Wheatley. 21. Curt Stroup. 22. Lance Dewease. 23. Darren Mollenyux. 24. Nicole Bower.

Did Not Qualify:
Ryan Bohlke, Gerard McIntyre Jr., Kyle Reinhardt, Steve Buckwalter, Eric Tomecek, Adrian Shaffer, Troy Fraker, Rick Lafferty, Davey Sammons, Alan Krimes, Ryan Smith, Ryan Taylor, Scott Wilson, Tim Glatfelter, Aaron Ott.

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GREG HODNETT WINS MACH 1 CHASSIS SPRINT FEATURE AS DUANE HOWARD TOPS ALL IN PPB RACE OF CHAMPIONS MODIFIED FEATURE TUESDAY AT GRANDVIEW
 
It could very well go down as one of best nights of racing in 2014!    
 
The large crowd on hand was thriller with two spectacular feature events Tuesday night at the Grandview Speedway as the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrated their twenty-fifth season.     Greg Hodnett won the 35 lap Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week 410 sprint feature event presented by MACH1 Chassis as Duane Howard rebounded after a wild crash Saturday night to win the Pioneer Pole Buildings Race of Champions 60 lap feature event.   Both feature events were spectacular with the feature winners in both events being decided on the final laps.   For the one-hundred and twelfth event in Thunder on the Hill Racing, a total purse in excess of $50,000 was paid to the two divisions.
 
The  NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing welcomed a big turnout of racing fans as the event opened with the CnB Mushrooms  410 sprint time trials.    Lucas Wolfe driving the ZEMCO sprint car set fast time, turning the one lap with a time of 12.032.   The three 410 sprint qualifying events were won by Brent Marks,   Austin Wheatley and  Kyle Reinhardt.
 
The Modified  Race of Champions qualifying event winners  were Rick Laubach, Stew Friesen, Craig VonDohren and Duane Howard with the consolation victory going to  John McClelland.
 
Both fields were set and the fast moving show was now ready to present the MACH 1 Chassis 35 lap sprint feature.
 
Greg Hodnett, driving the Mike Heffner sprint car set the early pace followed by  Darren Mollenoyux and Lucas Wolfe.  By lap seven Wolfe was second and chasing down Hodnett.  Alan Krimes and Danny Dietrich were on their way to the front of the pack.    On lap fourteen, Wolfe caught Hodnett and staged the first challenge for the lead with Alan Krimes racing in third.
 
As the halfway point of the race, Hodnett, Wolfe, Danny Dietrich, Krimes and Mollenoyux were the top five.     On lap nineteen, Dietrich, using the outside lane, moved into second and he began to chase down the leader.  On lap twenty-four, there were three cars racing under a blanket  for the lead with Hodnett, Dietrich and Dewease in a battle.  Lap after lap Dietrich rode the outside boiler-plate as he challenged Hodnett for the lead.   
 
On lap twenty-four, Lucas Wolfe  now joined the battle for the lead with Brent Marks just outside the top five.  Hodnett, Dietrich and Wolfe were no in a three way battle for the lead.  Dietrich made a challenge for the lead lap after lap then on lap twenty-eight, Lucas Wolfe moved into second.   Wolfe now challenged for the lead and with just two laps to go, Hodnett and Wolfe crossed the line side-by-side.   Hodnett held off the challenges of Wolfe to score his seventh career Thunder on the Hill victory and collected  $5,000.
 
In the sixty lap PPB Race of Champions feature, pole sitter Stew Friesen led the first lap with Rick Laubach taking the top spot on lap two.    The one and only caution flag of the race  came out on lap two for Craig VonDohren who had a flat tire.   On the restart, Friesen remained the leader with Laubach in the hunt.  MeMe DeSantis passed Laubach for second  on lap five, but one lap later, Laubach returned to second.  Duane Howard, who flipped violently on Saturday night was in the hunt and running third.
 
On lap fifteen, a three car battle for the lead was unfolding between  Friesen, Laubach and  Howard.   As the leaders approached  lapped traffic, Friesen appeared to have an edge, pulling away from the rest of the field.   As the field approached the halfway point of the race, Jeff Strunk was now reeling in the leaders, making it a four car race for win.     As the field passed on lap thirty-eight, Friesen, Laubach, Howard and Strunk were now surrounded by slower traffic as the four drivers began to duke it out for the lead.      Howard moved into second and began his job to reel in the leader.
 
It was a new race on lap forty as Rick Laubach became the new leader and by lap forty-two, Howard was second with Friesen third and hard charging Jeff Strunk was now running in fourth.   With just ten laps to go, the race became more interesting as Laubach, Howard and Strunk were in the chase for the lead.   Howard regained the lead on lap fifty-two  and by lap fifty-six, Laubach was again back on top.  
 
With three laps to go, Laubach, Howard and Strunk were not only dodging each other but a list of slower cars just ahead of the leaders.   On lap fifty-eight, Howard took the lead  with Laubach and Strunk side-by-side for second.    With the checker flag waiving, Duane Howard took the victory to collect the $5,000 first place prize.   Rick Laubach finished second followed by Jeff Strunk, Stewart Friesen and Keith Hoffman.
 
MACH 1 CHASSIS 410 SPRINT FEATURE FINISH  35 LAPS  $5,000 TO WIN- --#27 Greg Hodnett, #1 Lucas Wolfe, #48 Danny Dietrich, #19m Brent Marks, #14 Lance Dewease, #89 Robbie Stillwaggon, #94 Ryan Smith, #87 Alan Krimes, #77au Darren Mollenoyux, #99 Brady Bacon, #44w Austin Wheatley, #747 Danny Sammons, #33 Curt Stroup,  #21 Brian Montieth, #38 Scott Wilson, #20 Ryan Taylor, #92 Tyler Ross, #37 JJ Grasso, #5 Justin Barger, #51 Freddie Rahmer, #59 Alex Schantz, #21k Kyle Reinhardt
 
RACE OF CHAMPIONS MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH  60 LAPS  $5,000 TO WIN---#66 Duane Howard, #91 Rick Laubach, #4* Jeff Strunk, #1F Stewart Friesen, #26 Keith Hoffman, #86 Danny Johnson, #53 Mike Gular, #357 Matt Sheppard, #11 Craig VonDohren, #43 Keith Flach, #14w Ryan Watt, #21k Kyle Weiss, #117 Kevin Hirthler, #55 Anthony Perrego, #44 John McClelland, #1 Tyler Dippel, #7k Kevin Smith, #A1 Mike Kellner, #75 Lou Cicconi, #5* Tyler Siri, #323 Brian Houseknecht, #B4 Kyle Borror, #51m Dominick Buffalino, #118 Kyle Merkel, #88d Meme DeSantis, #323ov Neal Williams.

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Port Royal July 3 Speedweek Falls To Rain, Speedweek Returns July 5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

7/3/14

Port Royal – With nearly 30 sprint cars signed in for PA Speedweek action on Thursday night at Port Royal Speedway, a relentless rain forced cancellation of the program at approximately 8:15 pm.  

A torrent of rains and high winds pelted the speedway around 3 pm with sporadic rainfall lasting until 6 pm however oval officials opened the gates and pressed on, preparing the track in an effort to get the show underway and completed.

And considerable progress had been made with thoughts turning to engine starts when a few quick downbursts of rain in the very humid air ruined any chances of reclaiming the already saturated surface.  

Rainchecks will be good for the PA Speedweek event coming up at Port Royal in just two days, on Saturday, July 5 at 7:30 pm.  Gates will open at 4 pm.  

Those adult general admission fans who wish to redeem their Thursday rainchecks for Saturday’s races will simply have to pay the $2 up charge between the face value of the $20 raincheck from Thursday and Saturday’s price of $22.  

The entire Port Royal raincheck policy can be found on portroyalspeedway.com.

Saturday’s speedweek show on July 5 also includes the Enviroman Products/Jake’s Carts super late models plus a feature for the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks to close out the night.

Saturday’s speedweek winner will garner $5,000 for a 30-lap victory and $100 is up for grabs to the fast timer, courtesy of Packer’s Concessions of Centre Hall.  

Prior to the races on Saturday, a free performance by Last Men Standing will take place on the stage behind the grandstand.

Last Men Standing is a local band that showcases rock music spanning from the 1950’s to now.  

Adult admission Saturday for the super sprint/super late model show is JUST $22 and students are priced at JUST $5.  

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Frankie Herr, Gene Knaub, and Craig Morgan Win Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Races

Mechanicsburg, PA June 29, 2014

Frankie Herr of Carlisle missed a third-lap crash to win the Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman feature.  Gene Knaub made a late-race pass to capture the victory in the Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Models.  Craig Morgan led every lap of the Aquafun Pools Street Stocks.

Davey Walsh led the first two circuits of the 20 lap Super Sportsman main.  Exiting turn two, in the third lap, there was contact between the lead cars triggering a multi-car back stretch crash.  Scott Geesey and Rich Eichelberger flipped in the melee.  All drivers escaped injury.

Rick Barr was the new leader following the restart with Walsh in second.  Frankie Herr, the 11th-place starter, sprinted into third.  Barr gained an eight-car length edge while Walsh and Herr fought for second.

The race went under a caution period in the 12th lap.  Frankie Herr used the restart to take over second behind leader Rick Barr.  With five laps remaining Herr was trailing Barr by six lengths.  One lap later the gap was down to three lengths.  

Herr, with two-laps remaining, went to the low side of turns one and two.  Barr and Herr were even at the entrance to turn three.  Herr was the new leader at the exit of turn four.

Frankie Herr won his second race of the season by 15 lengths over Rick Barr.  Russ Mitten was third, with Davey Walsh in fourth and Steve Wilbur was fifth.

Herr, Wilbur, and Barr won the heat races for the 30 entrants.  The consolation went to Jay Fannasy.

The 358 Late Model feature began with an eight-car crash on the front stretch.  All drivers escaped injury in the mishap.  

Roy Miller led the 20-lap feature with Brad Shank, Dan Zechman, Cam Zeigler and Sam Rial in pursuit.  Shank and Zechman had a close fight for second allowing Miller to gain a ten-car length lead.

Gene Knaub began the feature in 12th position.  During the first half of the event he was in a five-car fight for seventh position.  Once free of the pack, Knaub quickly caught the top five.  The Dover driver entered the top five on lap 11.

Dan Zechman captured second place and challenged Roy Miller for the lead.  Zechman was beside Miller when the caution came out with five laps remaining.

The restart created a shuffling of positions.  Dan Zechman became the new leader while Gene Knaub roared into second position.  Two laps from the finish Knaub went to the outside lane in turns one and two, passing Zechman at the entrance to turn three.

Gene Knaub crossed the finish line eight lengths ahead of Dan Zechman, Alan Sagi, Cam Zeigler, and Jake Jones.

Qualifying races for the 22 cars went to Roy Miller, Jared Miller, and Knaub.  Pat Beard claimed the Artwerks Hard Charger award.

At the completion of the Super Sportsman feature head flagman Randy Eichelberger became ill.  The track emergency crew placed Eichelberger in the ambulance.  Following medical attention, Eichelberger recovered and spent the remainder of the night in the speedway office.

Super Sportsman Results
1. Frankie Herr, 2. Rick Barr, 3. Russ Mitten, 4. Davey Walsh, 5. Steve Wilbur, 6. Scott Dellinger, 7. Chad Trout, 8. Jay Fannasy, 9. Steve Fannasy, 10. Duaine Smith, 11. Gregg Foster, 12. Tony Jackson, 13. Kenny Edkin, 14. Devon Beidel, 15. Scott Smith, 16. Tom Wyckoff, 17. Bill Devine, 18. Teddy Thomas, 19. Scott Geesey, 20. Mike Enders, 21. LeRoy Martin, 22. Bobby Hockenberry, 23. Rich Eichelberger, 24. Doug Dobson DNQ: Cody Fairchok, Lanny Hake, Vance Yinger, Dave Berkheimer, Joe Orsulak, Chad Criswell

358 Late Model Results:
1. Gene Knaub, 2. Dan Zechman, 3. Alan Sagi, 4. Cam Zeigler, 5. Jake Jones, 6. Jared Miller, 7. Wes Alleman, 8. Sam Rial, 9. Travis Mease, 10. Shaun Jones, 11. Pat Beard, 12. Cole Amsden, 13. Larry Neiderer, 14. Roy Miller, 15. Brad Shank, 16. Randy Croop, 17. Tom Smith, 18. Chad Julius, 19. Matt Nailor, 20. Pat McNeal, 21. Zach Kauffman, 22. John Greider

Street Stock Results
1. Craig Morgan, 2. Kevin Sigler, 3. Walt Lemmon, 4. Doug Hoffman, 5. Jeff Haag, 6. Mike Buckley, 7. Josh Bloom, 8. Nick Bloom, 9. Lori Croop, 10. Eric Troop, 11. Dave Shatto, 12. Charlie Pensinger, 13. Randy Zechman, 14. Steven Dove, 15. Brett Pickel, 16. Chris Heller DNS: Dustin Hollinger, Steve Hastings

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MOODY HOLDS OFF USAC INVADER BACON FOR FIRST CAREER WIN IN LINCOLN PA SPEEDWEEK SHOW

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 6/28/2014 –
Kyle Moody recovered from a rough start to come back in claim his first career 410 sprint car feature win and the $7,000 top prize in night #2 of PA Speedweek at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

After dropping to fifth on the first lap, Moody passed both USAC invader Brady Bacon and Tim Glatfelter on laps eight and nine to climb to his original starting spot.

While running third, Moody saw second-place Glenndon Forsythe bring out the red flag with a 360 airborne spin in turns three and four of lap 18. During the race stoppage, race-long leader Adam Wilt went to the pits with a flat right rear, placing Moody in the lead for the restart.

“God works in mysterious ways, doesn’t he?” said a jubilant Moody after his wing dance in victory lane, “What are the chances of losing both cars running in front of me? And not getting caught up in it was just amazing!.”

“On the start I totally fumbled up, and all those cars got by me…and I thought ‘Shoot, I don’t think I’m going to be able to get back up there,” said Moody, “There were a lot of good cars up there and I knew I had to bide my time. I knew I had a good car all night tonight. We were fighting some engine problems that were unknown, and I decided to put my head down and not worry about it…and keep running like we did.”

On his tail for the restart were Glatfelter and Bacon. Bacon caught Glatfelter for the runner-up spot with nine laps to go, and closed on the leader. But it was Moody’s night, as the ISSC/Kanson Electronics/Keener Coatings #99M crossed .72 seconds in front at the finish.

“It means everything,” said Moody of his Lincoln win, “This has been my dream since I was eight years old when I started coming here and this is it right here. A big thanks to Cory Laucks, who has made this thing a rocket ship this year. And thanks to my mom and dad and girlfriend for their support, and to a great crew. This is amazing!”

“It was great racing with Brady. He has a lot more seat time than I do. I saw him creep up to third and then second. I was watching for him. I was trying to stay smooth. That curb was crazy tonight. You could overdrive it in a heartbeat. I was watching the guys in front of me. It was slick. I just buckled down and held on.”

Seventh-starting Ryan Smith caught Glatfelter for third with two laps to go, and 23rd-starting Brian Montieth passed Glatfelter on the last lap for fourth. Sixth through tenth behind Glatfelter were Austin Hogue, 20th-starting Brent Marks, Lance Dewease, 22nd-starting Alan Krimes, and Gerard McIntyre, Jr.

A slowing track during time trials forced several top drivers to the rear of the feature field after coming out late for time trials.

Heats for the 410 sprinters were won by Wilt, Glatfelter, Moody, and Forsythe, with Steve Owings winning the B-Main. McIntyre set fast time over the 34-car field with a one lap time of 13.508 seconds (99.941 MPH).

Brian Montieth’s amazing run from 23rd to fourth put him in the PA Speedweek points lead after two shows with 259 points. The remainder of the top ten after night #2 are: 2. Alan Krimes (226), 3. Ryan Smith (216), 4. Brent Marks (205), 5. Greg Hodnett (199), 6. Danny Dietrich (196), 7. Lance Dewease (191), 8. Cory Haas (188), 9. Brady Bacon (176), 10. Kyle Moody (167).

Next Saturday, July 5th, with the 410 sprinters traveling for PA Speedweek activities, the 358 Sprints will headline the evening’s activities with their annual 358 SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONSHIP, a 25-lapper paying $1,500 to win. Also on the card are the Central PA Legends and PASS RaceSaver (305) Sprints. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with racing action getting underway at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

PA SPEEDWEEK/15TH ANNUAL KEVIN GOBRECHT MEMORIAL
Feature (30 Laps)
– 1. 99M-Kyle Moody ($7,000); 2. 99-Brady Bacon; 3. 94-Ryan Smith; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 52-Austin Hogue; 7. 19M-Brent Marks; 8. 14-Lance Dewease; 9. 87-Alan Krimes; 10. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 11. 11C-Cory Haas; 12. 59-Jim Siegel; 13. 25-Aaron Ott; 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 15. 27-Greg Hodnett; 16. 35-Steve Owings; 17. 15-Adam Wilt; 18. 747-Davey Sammons; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher; 20. 37-JJ Grasso (DNF); 21. 5-Justin Barger (DNF); 22. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 23. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 24. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders –
Adam Wilt (1-17), Kyle Moody (18-30)

1st Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) -
1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 5-Justin Barger; 4. 99-Brady Bacon; 5. 19M-Brent Marks; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 16-Adrian Shaffer; 9. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF). Time – 2:22476

2nd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) –
1. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 2. 14-Lance Dewease; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 7. 77-Jessica Zemken; 8. 33-Curt Stroup; 9. 52-Austin Hogue (DNF). No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) -
1. 99M-Kyle Moody; 2. 94-Ryan Smith; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett; 5. 747-Davey Sammons; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 7. 92-Tyler Ross; 8. 56-Tim Wagaman. Time – 2:27.889

4th Heat (10 Laps/5 to qualify) –
1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 37-JJ Grasso; 4. 11C-Cory Haas; 5. 25-Aaron Ott; 6. 35-Steve Owings; 7. 69H-Shane Hoff; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter (DNF). Time – 2:31.717

B-Main (12 Laps/4 to qualify) –
1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 92-Tyler Ross; 6. 16C-Adrian Shaffer; 7. 69H-Shane Hoff; 8. 33-Curt Stroup; 9. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF); 10. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 11. 77-Jessica Zemken (DNF); 12. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); DNS – 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 56-Tim Wagaman. No Time

Time Trials –
1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.508 seconds (99.941 MPH); 2. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.602; 3. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.627; 4. 35-Steve Owings, 13.662; 5. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.676; 6. 52-Austin Hogue, 13.707; 7. 92-Tyler Ross, 13.786; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.815; 9. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.815; 10. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.829; 11. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.831; 12. 37-JJ Grasso, 13.873; 13. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.916; 14. 21T-Scott Fisher, 13.917; 15. 747-Davey Sammons, 13.924; 16. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.929; 17. 5-Justin Barger, 13.930; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.930; 19. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.944; 20. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.951; 21. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.954; 22. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.968; 23. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.991; 24. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 14.029; 25. 16C-Adrian Shaffer, 14.047; 26. 87-Alan Krimes, 14.048; 27. 21-Brian Montieth, 14.048; 28. 25-Aaron Ott, 14.076; 29. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 14.230; 30. 77-Jessica Zemken, 14.270; 31. 56-Tim Wagaman, 14.294; 32. 69-Shane Hoff, 14.301; 33. 22T-Matt Boland, 14.405; 34. 33-Curt Stroup, 14.547.

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NO PANIC FRANEK WINS FIRECRACKER 30 SATURDAY NIGHT AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
 
Davie No  Panic Franek of Wantage, NJ was on a mission Saturday night at the Selinsgrove Speedway.  
 
After winning his heat race, Franek went on to win the Rislone URC Firecracker 30 Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.  Franek started sixth and with a brilliant outside move, took the lead on lap two.  Franek appeared to have the field covered but on lap twenty, Derek Locke challenged  and took the lead from Franek for just a moment.    At the same time, the yellow flag was displayed for Mike Walter II who stopped in turn two.   On the double-file restart, Franek not only took the lead, he ran to hide  from the rest of the field.  Mark Smith moved into second on lap twenty and tried to reel in the leader but Franek had the field covered and went on to collect the $2,500 first place prize.   For Franek, URC’s point leader, this marked  his first win of the season with URC and his second career win.
 
The three heat race winners were Ed Aikin, Davie Franek and Mike Walters Jr.
 
In the thirty lap feature, pole sitter Ed Aikin led the first lap with Franek powering into the lead on lap two.   Derek Locke was on a change moving into second  with Mike Walters in third.   The race ran non-stop to this point and at the halfway point, Franek was the leader followed by Locke, Mike Walters II, Brock Zearfoss and Jason Shultz.
 
Slower traffic appeared to slow down Franek as Locke closed  in on the leader.   On lap twenty, going down the backstretch, Locke and Zearfoss were all over the leader with Locke inching slightly into the lead just as the yellow flag was displayed.   Mike Walter II tagged the second turn wall and came to a stop.
 
On the double-file restart, Franek and Locke were about to duke it out but Franek just ran away from the entire field.  Mark Smith in his MACH 1 Chassis sprinter moved into second but never challenge Franek for the win.
 
Franek took the checker flag and the win over Mark Smith, Brock Zearfoss, TJ Stutts and Pat Cannon.
 
FEATURE FINISH:   Davie Franek, Mark Smith, Brad Zearfoss, TJ Stutts, Pat Cannon, Derek Locke, Jason Shultz,  Mike Walter, Josh Weller, Robbie Stillwaggon, Curt Michael, Ryan Kissinger, Jason Clauss, Troy Betts, Ed Aikin, Colby Womer, Jordan Thomas, Derek Steward, Brad Franks, Mike Walter II, Larry Kelleher, Randy West, Jimmy Stitzel, Jonathan Swanson, Will Eggimann.            DNS- - Danny Massey, Cody Keller
 
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Danny Dietrich Starts PA Speedweek With Close Williams Grove Victory

6/27/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Danny Dietrich pulled out the opening night Pennsylvania Speedweek victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, holding off the furious charges of Brian Montieth to pick up the $5,000 sprint car payday.

Rick Lafferty led the opening laps from the second starting spot over polesitter Dietrich, Alan Krimes, Doug Esh and Montieth.

The races first caution flag unfurled on the fourth lap for a spin by Adrian Shaffer.

The restart turned to a red flag for Australian Darren Mollenoyux who barrel rolled onto the backstretch from the second corner, however escaping injury.  

Montieth surely hated to see the start get called back by the red given the fact that he zoomed from fourth to second on the restart before the red unfurled.

Lafferty went back to work leading when action resumed following the red and held sway over the field until lap 14 when Dietrich went outside his black No. 0 in the third and fourth corner to take the lead with 11 laps to go in the 25 lapper.

Two laps later Montieth followed the Gettysburg driver into second and began driving down his advantage.

As the front duo began battling for control so to was there a battle for third between Lafferty and Esh.  

But just as Esh was poised to take the spot on the 18th tour, he slipped over the cushion in the second turn, nearly looping his car while falling from a challenging fourth back to eighth, where he would finish.

In the meantime, Montieth was all over leader Dietrich and just after the pair crossed the stripe to record lap 24, Montieth put on a monstrous dive and slide job in the first corner that netted him the lead for the blink of an eye before Dietrich burst back around him on the cushion as the pair shot onto the backchute.

Montieth settled in for another run in the final corners but Dietrich rode into the turns in the middle groove before sliding up to the cushion to race to the checkers.

But just as Dietrich caught the turn four rough to drive off, his car twitched on the edge of the cushion allowing Montieth to drop underneath for a drag race to the checkers.

In the end Dietrich held on for the victory by .190 seconds.

“Now that’s exciting,” Dietrich said before exiting his sprinter.

“I knew Brian was there. I could hear him.  I knew I was gonna’ get slid in one and two,” he said.

“You just drive in wide and high,” Dietrich said of knowing when there is a slide job coming like the kind Montieth attempted on the final lap.

“And then while he’s sliding you are driving forward.”  

Montieth was second followed by Krimes, Don Kreitz Jr. and Greg Hodnett.

Sixth through 10th went to Lafferty, Lucas Wolfe, Esh, Cory Haas and Brent Marks.

Heats for the 34-car field went to Lafferty, Krimes, Esh and Dietrich with Ryan Smith taking the consolation race.

Wolfe set fast time with a quick lap of 16.687 seconds.

The feature was delayed in starting an hour by a power outage on the frontstretch that occurred just as the field was firing off.  

June 27, 2014 Feature Finish:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Brian Montieth, 3. Alan Krimes, 4. Don Kreitz Jr., 5. Greg Hodnett. 6. Rick Lafferty, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Doug Esh, 9. Cory Haas, 10. Brent Marks, 11. Aaron Ott, 12. Ryan Smith, 13. Steve Buckwalter, 14. Lance Dewease, 15. Blane Heimbach, 16. Pat Cannon, 17. Adam Wilt, 18. Chad Layton, 19. Brady Bacon, 20. Glenndon  Forsythe, 21. Austin Hogue, 22. Justin Barger, 23. Adrian Shaffer, 24. Darren Mollenyoux.

DNQ: Curt Stroup, Logan Wagner, Mike Wagner, TJ Stutts, Ryan Bohlke, Scott Wilson, Jessica Zemken, Troy Fraker, Davey Sammons, Jay Reichard

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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY / URC FIRECRACKER 30 FOR 358-360 SPRINT CARS THIS SATURDAY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –  Selinsgrove Speedway will return to racing action at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 28, with the 13th Annual United Racing Company (URC)/Middleswarth Potato Chips Firecracker 30 for 358-360 sprint cars plus super late models and pro stocks. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

The Firecracker 30-lap main event for the 358-360 sprint cars will pay $2,500 to win and $200 to start out of a purse totaling $11,360. Time trials, heats, and a B-main will be the format for qualifying for the sprint car special. This Saturday’s race will be the third of six events sanctioned by URC at the track in 2014.

Past winners of the Firecracker race as a 40-lap contest include the late Jim Nace of Thompsontown (2002), Bob Beidleman of Walnutport (2003), Dave Calaman of Carlisle (2004), Nate Snyder of Halifax (2005), and Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove (2006). In 2007, the race was abbreviated to 30 laps and was won by Calaman. Scott Flammer of West Milford, N.J.; (2008) Pat Cannon of Etters (2009); Snyder (2010); Logan Schuchart of Hanover (2011); Heimbach (2012); and defending winner Jason Shultz of Carlisle also took checkered flags in the race as a 30-lap event.  

In 358-360 sprint car competition to date, nine races have produced five different winners. Standings leaders Mark Smith of Sunbury and TJ Stutts of Liverpool each have three wins at the track this season. Single wins belong to Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J.; Aaron Ott of East Berlin; and Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown.

The super late models will compete in a 25-lap main event paying $1,500 to win, while the pro stocks will race in a 15-lap feature offering $400 to win.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park will present a complete program of go kart and micro sprint car racing at 7 p.m. this Friday, June 27.

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 2014 Firecracker 30 for 358-360 Sprint Cars (June 28): 1) $2,500 2) $1,200 3) $900 4) $700 5) $600 6) $520 7) $470 8) $450 9) $425 10) $420 11) $300 12) $290 13) $280 14) $255 15) 250 16-24) $200

Admission for June 28, 2014: Adults: $15; Students (12-17): $10; Kids 11 & Under: Free; Pit Passes: $25

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ZEARFROSS THRILLS CROWD WITH FIRST SELINSGROVE SPRINT WIN OF 2014

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –
In an exciting race that at one point produced a three-wide battle for the lead, Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown secured the front spot on lap 11 in Saturday night’s 25-lap 360 sprint car feature at Selinsgrove Speedway and drove to his first win of the season.  

The win for Zearfoss, at the wheel of the Central Builders Supply No. 1-W, was his second career at the track and was worth $2,000.

Jeff Rine of Danville made a late-race pass for the lead in the 25-lap super late model feature for his third win of the year and 88th career at the track.

Derrick Garman of Loysville held off multiple challenges for the lead and scored his first career win at Selinsgrove Speedway in the 15-lap pro stock feature, while Keith Bissinger of Orangeville powered to his fourth win of the season in the 12-lap roadrunner race.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the URC-sanctioned Middleswarth Potato Chips Firecracker 30 for 358-360 sprint cars paying $2,500 to win plus super late models and pro stocks at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 28.

Polesitter Bobby Parrow took the early in the sprint car feature and was chased by fourth-place starter Ryan Kissinger. Kissinger and second-place starter Michael Walter II dueled for the runner-up position for several laps while sixth-place starter Brock Zearfoss joined the battle at the front of the pack.

On the sixth circuit, a three-wide race for the lead between Parrow, Kissinger, and Zearfoss unfolded through turns one and two. On a lap seven restart, Kissinger made a pass underneath Parrow in turn one to take the lead. Another torrid battle for the lead developed between Kissinger and Zearfoss, while an exciting wheel-to-wheel  race was taking place for the top five positions between eighth-place starter TJ Stutts, fifth-place starter Derek Locke,and 10th-place starter Mark Smith.

On the 11th lap, Zearfoss attempted a pass on the low side through turns one and two but had to wait until turn four to make the winning pass using the outside line by Kissinger. Zearfoss then opened up a lead only to have Stutts make a spectacular effort to catch him in the final laps.

At the finish, Zearfoss was victorious by just 1.5 seconds over Stutts, Smith, Locke, and seventh-place starter Pat Cannon.  

Front-row starter Hayes Mattern led the first lap of the late model feature over polesitter Pancho Lawler. On the second circuit, fourth-place starter Jerry Bard moved into the second position and started to reel in Mattern. With five laps completed, Mattern was leading Bard, third-place starter Matt Cochran, Lawler, and sixth-place starter Donnie Schick.

On the ninth circuit, Bard was in striking distance and made a pass for the lead by Mattern using the outside lane in turn two. At the halfway point, Bard had a solid lead over Mattern, ninth-place starter Jeff Rine, Cochran, and fifth-place starter Tony Adams. With 10 laps to race, Rine advanced to second and quickly gained real estate on Bard.

Rine made the winning pass by Bard using the inside groove racing off turn four on lap 22. Once in front of the pack, Rine stretched his lead and posted a 2.2-second margin of victory over Bard, seventh-place starter Jim Yoder, Adams, and Schick.

Second-place starter Kurt Wray powered into the lead at the start of the pro stock feature. Wray was trailed by fourth-place starter AJ Stroup for the first two laps until both AJ and his teammate and polesitter Nate Stroup withdrew from the race. Sixth-place starte Derrick Garman took over the second position and set his sights on Wray while 10th-place starter Nathan Long advanced to third.

On the sixth circuit, Wray’s car bobbled off the fourth turn and allowed Garman and eighth-place starter Brad Mitch to race by.  The final laps produced another suspenseful finish as Mitch pulled alongside of Garman for the lead and win in turn three on the final lap only to have a caution flag break up the battle. For the one-lap chase to the checkered flag, Garman won by just .44 of a second over Mitch, Andrew Shoop, Jamin Chapmin, and Jake Buck.

In the roadrunner feature, second-place starter Curtis Lawton led the first lap, only to bobble in the second turn and lose the spot to fifth-place starter Keith Bissinger on the second circuit. Bissinger set the pace the rest of the event while being chased by third-place starter John Fowler Jr. At the finish, Bissinger was victorious by 2.2 seconds over Fowler, Bob Bussey, Brian Johnson, and Butch Shaffer.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY - 21 June 2014
358/360 Sprint Cars -16 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 
1) 1W Brock Zearfoss  2) 23 TJ Stutts  3) 1 Mark Smith  4) 77 Derek Locke  5) 3 Pat Cannon  6) 76 Larry Kelleher  7) 66 Ryan Kissinger  8) 49 Mike Walter  9) F5 Mark Bittner  10) 3Z Bobby Parrow  11) 71C Charlie Anderson  12) 29S Derek Steward  13) 33W Michael Walter II  14) 99K Cody Keller  15) 100 Jeff Lebowski  16) 29 Jason Shultz
Heat Winners:  Ryan Kissnger, Cody Keller

Late Models – 15 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:
  1) 2J Jeff Rine  2) 26 Jerry Bard  3) 27 Jim Yoder  4) 88 Tony Adams  5) 6 Donnie Schick  6) 2 Steve Campbell  7) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  8) 99Z Dave Zona  9) 24 Dylan Yoder  10) 61 Ken Trevitz  11)  16 Matt Cochran  12) 93 Pancho Lawler  13) 9 Hayes Mattern  14) 3 Jim Bernheisel  15) 45 Eric Hons
Heat Winners:  Matt Cochran, Hayes Mattern

Pro Stocks – 16 Entries
15 Lap A-Main: 
1) 111 Derrrick Garman  2) 10M Brad Mitch  3) 8S Andrew Shoop  4) 1C Jamin Chapman  5) 11 Jake Buck  6) 63 Nathan Long  7) 71 Kurt Wray  8) 2C Adam Campbell  9) 01 David Berry  10) 83 Matt Wilson  11) 3 Brandon Moser  12) 26 AJ Stroup  13) 26S Nate Stroup  14) 28 Dan Condo  15) 28J Jeff Ceballo  16) 1 Rick Bixler
Heat Winners:  Kurt Wray, AJ Stroup

Roadrunners – 9 Entries
12-Lap A-Main: 
1) 11 Keith Bissinger  2) 02 John Fowler  3) 76 Bob Bussey  4) 201 Brian Johnson  5) 7 Butch Shaffer  6) 22 Ricky Buss  7) 28 Curtis Lawton  8) 89 John Schoch  9) 8K Jeremy Kline

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Scott Geesey, Wes Alleman, Win Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Races

Mechanicsburg, PA., June 22, 2014

Scott Geesey used a wet and fast Williams Grove Speedway surface to win the 20 lap Super Sportsman main.  

Todd Leonard jumped into the lead and led the field down the back stretch.  In turn three Leonard’s car went into a series of gyrating flips.  He climbed from his heavily-damaged car and walked back to the pits.  Leonard, after experiencing dizzy spells, was later transported to the hospital.

Tom Wyckoff started on the pole and led with Chad Trout in close pursuit.  The race came to a halt on lap two for a crash involving Chad Criswell and Doug Dobson.  There was a brief fire on the Dobson car but neither driver sustained any injuries.

Wyckoff continued to lead with Rick Barr in second and Trout was third.  Scott Geesey, the ninth-place starter, was in fourth.  Trout advanced to second with Geesey moving into third. Chad Trout and Scott Geesey had a tight battle for second with Geesey gaining the position in the 10th circuit.

Scott Geesey, from Wellsville, was trailing leader Tom Wyckoff by five lengths on lap 11.  One lap later Geesey used the low lane in turns three and four to pass Wyckoff.

Scott Geesey stretched out his lead over the final five laps.  He won the race with a three second lead over Chad Trout. Gregg Foster was third, Ton Wyckoff had his best finish with a fourth, and Bobby Hockenberry captured fifth.

Mike Enders, Wyckoff, Foster, and Rich Eichelberger won the heats for the 32-car field.  

Brad Shank set a rapid pace in the first half of the 20 lap 358 Late Model feature.  Dan Zechman, Pat McNeal, Matt Nailor, Roy Miller, Cam Zeigler, and Jake Jones were chasing Shank.  

Wes Alleman began the race in seventh position and dropped back several positions. He found a groove and was in sixth place when the caution came out on lap 12.

Dan Zechman used the restart to pass Brad Shank for the lead.  Matt Nailor was second, with Shank in third and Wes Alleman in fourth.  Two laps later Alleman proceeded to second place.

The race went under caution conditions on lap 17.  Dan Zechman and Wes Alleman, following the restart, were even entering the third turn.  The two were deadlocked off turn four with Alleman gaining the lead on the front stretch.  

Wes Alleman, from Newville, won by 12 lengths over Dan Zechman, Jake Jones, Matt Nailor, and Cam Zeigler.

Zeigler and Alleman won the preliminary events for the 21 entries.  

Super Sportsman results
1. Scott Geesey, 2. Chad Trout, 3. Gregg Foster, 4. Tom Wyckoff, 5. Bobby Hockenberry, 6. Rick Barr, 7. Jay Fannasy, 8. Frankie Herr, 9. Mike Enders, 10. Rich Eichelberger, 11. Steve Fannasy, 12. Scott Dellinger, 13. Duaine Smith, 14. Tony Jackson, 15. Chad Smith, 16. Eric Walker, 17. Lanny Hake, 18. Steve Wilbur, 19. Russ Lebo, 20. Teddy Thomas, 21. Dave Berkheimer, 22. Chad Criswell, 23. Doug Dobson, 24. Todd Leonard

DNQ: Russ Mitten, Devin Beidel, Kenny Edkin, LeRoy Martin, Cody Fairchok, Stan Wanner, Geoff Gill, Davey Walsh

358 Late Model results
1. Wes Alleman, 2. Dan Zechman, 3. Jake Jones, 4. Matt Nailor, 5. Cam Zeigler, 6. Chad Julius, 7. Alan Sagi, 8. Roy Miller, 9. Pat Beard, 10. Randy Croop, 11. Brad Shank, 12. Al Cheney, 13. Zach Kauffman, 14. Travis Mease, 15. Sam Rial, 16. Tom Smith, 17. Les Hare, 18. Jared Miller, 19. Pat McNeal, 20. Ronnie Bottenfield, 21. Shaun Jones.

Street Stock results
1. Jeff Haag, 2. Craig Morgan, 3. Dustin Hollinger, 4. Walt Lemmon, 5. Kevin Sigler. 6. Mike Buckley, 7. Doug Hoffman, 8. Steve Hastings, 9. Eric Tripp, 10. Todd Bowersox, 11. Chris Heller, 12. Donnie Leiby, 13. Steven Dove, 14. Jesse Hitz, 15. Randy Zechman

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Fuller Wins Port Royal NDRL Northeast Late Model Cash, Cisney Wins One For Juniata County Fans In Sprints, Snook Gets Econos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

6/21/14

Port Royal – Tim Fuller of Watertown, Ny., scored a rich payday at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, besting a stellar 35-car NDRL Late Model field with a powerful move by Mason Zeigler for the lead and victory, worth $3,000.

In the 25-lap 410 sprint car feature, Dylan Cisney poured some local flavor into victory lane by holding off Doug Esh for the win as a hometown favorite.

And in the 355 econo late model division Todd Snook took his first checkers of the season.

Fuller started fifth in the 30-lap NDRL Northeast late model field as Mason Zeigler started on the pole.

Zeigler, a 21-year old gasser from Chalk Hill who set a new one-lap track record for late models earlier in the night, took control when the race got underway over fourth starter Jared Miley of South Park.  

The only caution flag of the race unfurled with five laps in the book and the restart saw NDRL Northeast point leader Keith Barbara of South Park race into second but fail to challenge Zeigler for the lead.

Fuller began coming to life near the halfway point of the race, using the high groove to complete his advances, taking over third from Miley on the 14th tour.

He got by Barbara with 14 laps to go and set his sights on leader Zeigler who was blasting around the bottom of the track.  

Zeigler then moved up to the top groove as Fuller pulled up on this back bumper but by that time Fuller was into his rhythm and there was only one more spot for him to conquer.

Fuller pulled the trigger on Zeigler with a low dive in the third corner before pulling a slide job to complete the pass after catching the cushion in the fourth turn with 11 laps left.

Once in front Fuller entered the backmarkers with seven laps to go and only once did Zeigler get close enough to think about mounting a challenge but after the lapped traffic separated Fuller was again able to jet away, taking his first career Port Royal victory by 1.658 seconds.

Zeigler finished second followed by Miley, Barbara and Dan Stone of Thompson.

Sixth through 10th went to Jamie Lathroum, Mechanicsville, Md.; Jason Cover, York Haven; Mike Lupfer, Shermansdale; Tim Wilson, McClure; and Max Blair, Centerville.

Heats went to Blair, Lathroum, Wilson and Zeigler with Jason Schmidt taking the B Main.

Zeigler set a new one lap track record in qualifications with a time of 18.072 seconds.  

Perhaps picking up where Keith Kauffman’s retirement left off in exciting the hometown fans, hometown driver Dylan Cisney started on the pole of the 410 sprint main with Dave Ely chasing him in second when the race began.

This race too was only slowed by one caution flag, just shy of the halfway point with 12 laps completed.  

Curt Stroup held third spot early before sixth starter Doug Esh took the position with three away.

The leaders entered the backmarkers on the eighth lap with Cisney circling the high side of the speedway in near flawless form.

At the restart on lap 12, eighth starter Rick Lafferty was sitting fourth with fifth starter Blane Heimbach still in fifth spot.  

Cisney pulled away from Ely when action resumed as Esh labored for second, finally getting the spot with three laps to go after the race again entered lapped traffic with five laps remaining.

Heimbach followed Esh through for position with three laps to go and the pair rapidly began closing on Cisney.

As the leader crossed the stripe for the white flag, Esh was poised to make a strong move for control but a small slip on the cushion in the second turn cost him just enough momentum entering the third corner to prevent a pass for the win.

Cisney instead enthralled the local supporters from Juniata County when he took the win by .491 seconds with Esh a challenging second followed by Heimbach, Ely and ninth starter Mike Wagner.

Sixth through 10th went to Lafferty, Greg Hodnett, 13th starter Mike Erdley, Curt Stroup and fourth starter Chad Layton.

Heats went to Layton and Stroup.

Todd Snook took the lead during the mid stages of the 15-lap econo late model main to record his first win of the season at the track in the new division.

Tim Krape came to second but failed to challenge for the win.

Newcomer Curtis Heath finished third followed by Eric Irvin and Cody Butterbaugh.

Sixth through 10th went to Harold Ranck, Jared Fulkroad, Shaun Miller, Lucas Bryner and Danny Sollers.  

Race Results:
6/21/14

410 sprints, 25 laps:
1. Dylan Cisney, 2. Doug Esh, 3. Blane Heimbach, 4. Dave Ely, 5. Mike Wagner, 6. Rick Lafferty, 7. Greg Hodnett, 8. Mike Erdley, 9. Curt Stroup, 10. Chad Layton, 11. Nate Snyder, 12. Scott Wilson, 13. Davey Sammons, 14. Alex Schanz, 15. Trenton Sheaffer, 16. Dave Hahn, 17. Dustin Baney, 18. Joey Hershey

Late Models, 30 laps:
1. Tim Fuller, 2. Mason Zeigler, 3. Jared Miley, 4. Keith Barbara, 5. Dan Stone, 6. Jamie Lathroum, 7. Jason Covert, 8. Mike Lupfer, 9. Tim Wilson, 10. Max Blair, 11. Brett Schadel, 12. Mitch Hack, 13. Andy Haus, 14. Mike Knight, 15. Justin Kann, 16. Trent Brenneman, 17. Jeff Miller Sr., 18. Lindsay Barton, 19. Jason Schmidt, 20. Nick Dickson, 21. Eric Zembower, 22. Scott Haus, 23. Dustin Hoffman, 24. Matt Parks, 25. Tim Smith  Jr.

355 Econo Late Models, 15 laps:
1. Todd Snook, 2. Tim Krape, 3. Curtis Heath, 4. Eric Irvin, 5. Cody Butterbaugh, 6. Harold Ranck, 7. Jared Fulkroad, 8. Shaun Miller, 9. Lucas Bryner, 10. Danny Sollers, 11. Chase Bowsman, 12. Devin Hart, 13. Jason Nace, 14. Andrew Yoder, 15. Garrett Gray

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KENDALL SCORES FIRST CAREER LINCOLN WIN IN LINCOLN BAPS NIGHT 410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE

Matt Campbell gets pole in revenge draw, wins second of the year in “358” sprints

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 6/21/2014 – Some people go to Disney World after a major sports accomplishment. Robbie Kendall is going to Cancun.

A day before leaving to celebrate his sister’s 21st birthday, Kendall scored his first career win in Saturday night’s BAPS Auto Paints and Supply Night 25-lap feature at Lincoln Speedway.

“It’s about time!” exclaimed Kendall upon exiting his family-owned Falter Fundraising/Crenshaw’s Auto Repair #55K in victory lane, “I can’t believe I’m here! If it wouldn’t be for my parents and our sponsors, I wouldn’t be.”

Time trials and an eight-car inversion put Kendall on the pole. He led every lap, despite late-race pressure from sixth-starting Brian Montieth over the second half of the event.

“I saw the ‘21’ on board early, and I just tried to focus on hitting my marks,” said Kendall.

Montieth drove between both Brent Marks and then Cory Haas to take second on lap three. At the time, Kendall enjoyed a 2.22-second lead. Montieth closed to within a second with five laps to go, one lap before Gerard McIntyre, Jr. flipped in turn three of lap 21. Until the red, the race had gone non-stop, and leaders were driving through heavy lapped traffic from lap nine on.

McIntyre was uninjured, but his flip while racing the Rahmer brothers for fifth place was the only stoppage of the event.

Kendall restarted in front of one lapped car, and held off Montieth by .65 seconds at the end, with Haas, BAPS driver Brent Marks, and Freddie Rahmer completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Brandon Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Jim Siegel, Aaron Ott, and Billy Dietrich.

It was actually Kendall’s second win in two nights after taking the checkered flag in Mike Parris’ “358” sprint car at Trail-Way Speedway on Friday night. He was the first driver to ever win in two “main” divisions on successive nights at the two tracks.

It was a long night for points leader Alan Krimes, who made the show through the consolation event, started 23rd, and finished 14th.

Heats for the 410 sprinters were won by Kendall, Marks, and Haas, with Matt Boland winning the consolation. Gerard McIntyre, Jr. set fast time over the 30-car field with a one lap time of 13.276 seconds (101.687 MPH).

A revenge draw for the top three finishers of each of the heats put Matt Campbell on the pole, and the Fawn Grove 16-year-old took advantage to score his second win of the year in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.

But it wasn’t easy. Campbell followed fellow front-row starter Chris Arnold for the first eight laps before taking the lead on lap nine. He was actually scored third behind four-starting Isaac Sneering on lap two before reclaiming the runner-up spot.

Although he was scored the leader every lap thereafter, Campbell and Arnold swapped the lead several times over the next four laps before 11th-starting Chandler Leiby grabbed the runner-up spot from Arnold with five laps to go.

A 20th-lap caution gave Campbell the space he needed for the one-lap shootout, with Leiby settling for second, and late-charging Jeff Rohrbaugh (who started ninth) crossing third. Chase Dietz and Arnold completed the top five.

Points leader Niki Young sustained a flat-tire in the 20th-lap caution, brought out for spins by Sneeringer and Hammaker. He finished 17th in the end.

Heats for the 20 “358” sprinters were won by Jeff Halligan, Sneeringer, and Dietz.

Next Saturday, June 28th, Lincoln Speedway hosts 2014 Pennsylvania Speedweek activities with the 15TH ANNUAL KEVIN GOBRECHT MEMORIAL featuring the 410 Sprints in a $7,000-to-win event. Joining them will be the Central PA Legends. Time trials will get underway at 7:30 PM. Gates open at 5:30 PM.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

410 SPRINTS Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 55K-Robbie Kendall ($3,500); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 19M-Brent Mark; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 14-Lance Dewease; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 25-Aaron Ott; 10. 8-Billy Dietrich; 11. 69G-Tim Glatfelter; 12. 52-Austin Hogue; 13. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 14. 87-Alan Krimes; 15. 35-Steve Owings; 16. 69H-Shane Hoff (DNF); 17. 99M-Kyle Moody; 18. 92-Tyler Ross; 19. 2-Ryan Bohlke; 20. 56-Tim Wagaman; 21. 22T-Matt Boland; 22. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 23. 5-Justin Barger (DNF); 24. 45-Kevin Nagy (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Robbie Kendall (1-25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 2. 14-Lance Dewease; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 5-Justin Barger; 6. 92-Tyler Ross; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody; 8. 22T-Matt Boland; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher; DNS – 87-Alan Krimes. Time – 2:19.876

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 19M-Brent Marks; 2. 69G-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 69H-Shane Hoff; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 45-Kevin Nagy; 8. 75-Nicole Bower; 9. 49-Bob Howard; 10. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF). Time – 2:20.609

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich; 4. 25-Aaron Ott; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 52-Austin Hogue; 7. 56-Tim Wagaman; 8. 2-Ryan Bohlke; 9. 85-Nathan Berwager; 10. 91-David Quackenbush. No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 22T-Matt Boland; 2. 99M-Kyle Moody; 3. 45-Kevin Nagy; 4. 56-Tim Wagaman; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 2-Ryan Bohlke; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 75-Nicole Bower; 9. 85-Nathan Berwager; 10. 91-David Quackenbush; 11. 49-Bob Howard; DNS – 15-Adam Wilt. Time – 2:33.050

TIME TRIALS – 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.276 seconds (101.687 MPH); 2. 69G-Tim Glatfelter, 13.295; 3. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.319; 4. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.451; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.509; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.520; 7. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.534; 8. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.554; 9. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.558; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.561; 11. 69H-Shane Hoff, 13.568; 12. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.568; 13. 22T-Matt Boland, 13.571; 14. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.572; 15. 25-Aaron Ott, 13.594; 16. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.599; 17. 35-Steve Owings, 13.623; 18. 52-Austin Hogue, 13.624; 19. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.648; 20. 75-Nicole Bower, 13.667; 21. 56-Tim Wagaman, 13.687; 22. 5-Justin Barger, 13.697; 23. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.704; 24. 2-Ryan Bohlke, 13.713; 25. 92-Tyler Ross, 13.748; 26. 45-Kevin Nagy, 13.759; 27. 85-Nathan Berwager, 13.823; 28. 21T-Scott Fisher, 13.843; 29. 49-Bob Howard, 14.311; 30. 91-David Quackenbush, 14.345.

358 SPRINTS Feature (20 Laps)
- 1. 16-Matt Campbell; 2. 119-Chandler Leiby; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 2D-Chase Dietz; 5. 29-Chris Arnold; 6. 29-Ryan Wilson; 7. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 8. 35-Tyler Esh; 9. 28-Matt Findley; 10. 11-Leah Starner; 11. 00-Chris Frank; 12. 10-Zach Euculano; 13. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 14. 47-Michael Hamer; 15. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 16. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 17. 91-Niki Young; 18. 5A-Brian Allman; 19. 66-Doug Hammaker; 20. 19Z-Issac Sneeringer (DNF); 21. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 22. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr. No Time

Lap Leaders – Chris Arnold (1-8), Matt Campbell (9-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 2. 35-Tyler Esh; 3. 29-Chris Arnold; 4. 00-Chris Frank; 5. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 6. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 7. 5A-Brian Allman; DNS – 10-Zach Euculano. Time – 2:28.28

2nd Heat (10 Laps) – 1. 19Z-Issac Sneeringer; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 66-Doug Hammaker; 4. 119-Chandler Leiby; 5. 47-Michael Hamer; 6. 11-Leah Starner; DNS – 97-Brie Hershey. Time – 2:26.29

3rd Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 2D-Chase Dietz; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 29-Ryan Wilson; 4. 91-Niki Young; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; DNS – 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr. No Time

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410 SPRINTS & ROC MODIFIEDS RETURN TO THE HILL ON TUESDAY, JULY 1 AS NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES CONTINUES

The 25th Anniversary of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series continues with a celebration of speed and excitement, with fast-paced action and unique fan experiences on Tuesday, July 1st at the Grandview Speedway.   Pioneer Pole Buildings present two of dirt track racing’s most popular divisions, the fast and fearless 410 Sprint Cars, taking part in the Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series  and the always raucous Race of Champions Big Block Modifieds, as they  share the spotlight in one of the most anticipated events of the season.  The winner of each feature event will earn a hefty $5,000 pay check!

Thunder fans anxious for pre-race action can sign up for free tours of the pit area, where selected drivers will be available to sign autographs, answer questions, and boast about their plans to conquer the famed 1/3-mile clay oval.  Tours leave the grandstand area every 15 minutes with sign-ups available just inside the main entrance.

For fans looking for something a bit more exhilarating, there’s not a lot in life that can compare to watching a 410 Sprint Car blast past from just a few feet away.  The Thunder on the Hill ‘Inside Out Experience’ gets fans inside the action – literally.  Fans can sign-up free of charge to watch pre-race warm ups from inside turn four of the Grandview Speedway.

These unique opportunities lead to the co-main events: the 410 Sprint Cars and Race of Champions Big Block Modifieds will present a double header of exciting racing action.  Time trials and qualifying races will set the lineup for the 35-lap 410 Sprint Car feature, while the Modifieds will draw for their qualifying race positions and compete in a 60-lap feature event.

Fireworks will fill the skies right before the green flag flies at all Thunder on the Hill events as blasts of colorful lights along with the fans in attendance send well wishes to the evening’s competitors during the parade lap.

All this coupled with games, prizes, contests, give-a-ways (and who can forget ‘Joe the Pizza Dude’ presenting full pies to lucky Thunder fans.) – will round out the evening.  Fans are always encourage to visit the pits after the races for an up close meet and greet with their favorite drivers.

It all takes place  on Tuesday, July 1, at 7:30 PM.  Gates open at 5:00 PM.  Adult general admission is $25, children 6-11 are $10, and kids 5 and under are free.  Advance tickets may be ordered by calling 443 513 4456.  Be sure to leave your name and number of tickets you will need.  You may pick-up and pay for your tickets on race night after 3:30 PM.   Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, one-half hour prior to general admission tickets going on sale.

The Thunder on the Hill Racing Series has presented  111 events since 1990,  paying out in excess of $3.7 million dollars  at the Grandview Speedway located on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA   NAPA Auto Parts, the long standing Series Sponsor will have a picnic celebration at the first turn pavilion, with a large turnout of business partners and customers  attending this event.

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Montieth Breaks Through For Williams Grove 410 Sprint Win


6/20/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Brian Montieth of Phoenixville finally broke through for this first 410 sprint win of the Williams Grove Speedway season on Friday night, taking the lead from Alan Krimes with 13 laps down in the 25-lap main event.

In the special 25-lap championship race for the 358 sprints, Adrian Shaffer drove to his second oval win of the season after an exciting four-car race for the lead was contested.

Montieth started fourth in the 410 sprint main and drove up to second on the first circuit as Krimes took control of the race.  

Krimes entered traffic with eight away as Montieth kept drawing closer and closer and then when Krimes made a misstep while trying to negotiate traffic in the second corner, Montieth used the outside cushion to breeze by into the lead with 12 laps to go.

The races only caution flag then unfurled for a slowing Austin Hogue.  

Montieth streaked away when action resumed and had a straightaway advantage over Krimes with seven laps to go.  

He took the win by 2.546 seconds after losing a win two weeks ago by .01 at the finish line.  

“We was either gonna’ win or take it out of the place tonight,” Montieth said in victory lane after claiming what was the 16th triumph of his Williams Grove career.

After starting eighth, Greg Hodnett took third before the halfway point but would fail to advance any further.  

Fifth starter Lance Dewease challenged Hodnett for third on the restart but ended up fourth with ninth starter Doug Esh racing home in fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Gerard McIntyre Jr., Don Kreitz Jr., Ryan Smith, Cory Haas and Steve Buckwalter.

Heats went to McIntyre, Hodnett and Mark Smith.

Jordan Givler tried to lead the first lap of the championshp for the 358 sprints but fell off the pace as the field completed lap one.  

That gave Chris Arnold the lead but he soon surrendered that on the third lap when on a restart he hit the outside backstretch wall, handing control over to Matt Campbell.  

Campbell then led until the 14th circuit when Shaffer finally prevailed in what had developed as a four-car race for the win between Campbell, Jay Galloway, Brock Zearfoss and Shaffer.

After Shaffer got the lead he tried to pull away to the win but Zearfoss took second with four laps to go and threatened to make a race of it near the end.

Time ran out for Zearfoss however as Shaffer took his ninth career oval victory and second of the season.  

Kevin Nouse rode home third followed by Campbell and Phil Walter.

Sixth through 10th went to Chandler Leiby, Kody Lehman, Rich Eichelberger, DJ Montgomery and Brie Hershey.

Heats went to Tyler Esh and Shaffer.

June 20, 2014 Feature Finish:
410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Brian Montieth, 2. Alan Krimes, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Doug Esh, 6. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 7. Don Kreitz Jr., 8. Ryan Smith, 9. Cory Haas, 10. Steve Buckwalter, 11. Tim Glatfelter, 12. Brent Marks, 13. Davey Sammons, 14. Rick Lafferty, 15. Glenndon Forsythe, 16. Nicole Bower, 17. Troy Fraker, 18. Ryan Wilson, 19. Jay Reichard, 20. Mark Smith, 21. Kyle Pruitt, 22. Austin Hogue, 23. Pat Cannon, 24. Justin Barger

DNQ: Rodney Westhafer

358 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Adrian Shaffer, 2. Brock Zearfoss, 3. Kevin Nouse, 4. Matt Campbell, 5. Phil Walter, 6. Chandler Leiby, 7. Kody Lehman, 8. Rich Eichelberger, 9. DJ Montgomery, 10. Brie Hershey, 11. Tyler Esh, 12. Matt Findley, 13. Jay Galloway, 14. Sean Campbell, 15. Chris Arnold, 16. Tony Smolenyak, 17. Doug Hammaker, 18. Jordan Givler

DNS: Kyle Pruitt, Kyle Purks

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NDRL Northeast Late Models Invade Port Royal June 21,

410 sprints and econo late models also on special racing card

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

6/15/14

Port Royal – The first ever appearance in the region by the National Dirt Racing League super late models is on tap this Saturday, June 21 at Port Royal Speedway with action getting underway at 7 pm.

The NDRL Northeast Region stars will gather for a match up with the weekly Jake’s Carts/Enviroman Products super late model regulars of Port Royal for a 30-lap, $3,000 to win main event.

The Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprints and the Gray’s Auto and Towing Econo Late Models are also on the big racing card.

Adult general admission for the special program is set at $20 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for the always low price of JUST $5.

Touring late model stars expected to invade for the NDRL special include Justin Kann, Hesston; Keith Barbara, South Park; Dan Stone, Thompson; Mike Knight, Ripley, Ny.; Jared Miley, South Park; Max Blair, Centerville; Greg Oakes, Franklinville, Ny.; Michael Oakes, Franklinville, Ny.; and Billy Dickson, West Decatur.  

Keith Barbara is the current NDRL Northeast point leader over Blair, Knight, Kann and Miley.  

So far this season NDRL Northeast wins have gone to Gregg Satterlee, Kann and Miley.  

At Port Royal to date, six late model races have produced six different winners including Nick Dickson, Coleby Frye, Mike Lupfer, Tim McCreadie, Brett Schadel and Tim Wilson.  

In 410 sprint action eight main events have placed seven different winners in victory lane including Greg Hodnett (2); along with Blane Heimbach, Rick Lafferty, Dale Blaney, Doug Esh, Mike Erdley and Brady Bacon.  

In econo late model action Andrew Yoder has taken three of four events contested with another popular win being taken by local driver Trent Brenneman.  

Port Royal Speedway will host the Interstate Truck and Tractor Pullers Association at 7 pm on June 28 as circle track action gets a week off before returning on July 3 and July 5 with the 24th annual PA Speedweek series for 410 sprints at 7:30 pm both nights.  

The ITTPA pulls get underway at 7 pm on June 28 with adult admission for the pull priced at just $10.  

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Super Sportsman
1. Mike Enders 2510
2. Frankie Herr  2275
3. Russ Mitten 2215
4. Chad Criswell 2210
5. Scott Geesey  2155
6. Gregg Foster 2150
7. Scott Dellinger 2030
8. Rich Eichelberger 2020
9. Chad Trout 1970
10. Steve Wilbur 1965
 
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Erdley, Esh, Frye, Lupfer, Watkins, Parker And Powell Get Port Royal Wins.

Free Fan Appreciation Night Hugely Attended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

6/14/14

Port Royal – Of all the big winners at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night including Mike Erdley and Doug Esh in 410 sprints and Coleby Frye and Mike Lupfer in late models, nobody took more money home from the track than the winner of the 50/50 from Middletown, Pennsylvania, who pocketed over $5,600 as his take.

Including the grandstands and infield areas, a near capacity crowd of thousands crowded into the speedway on Free Fan Appreciation Night, backing up traffic along access routes into the borough of Port Royal upon their arrival to watch seven exciting features that also saw Mark Watkins and Eric Parker split 305 sprint features and Bill Powell claim xtreme stocks.

Erdley ended up winning the make-up Fallen Heroes Championship 410 sprint feature worth $5,000 after the race restarted with nine laps recorded, picking up where it was rained out back on May 24.

But his victory was a hard fought and exciting one as the Elizabethville driver was passed early after the resumption of action by Rick Lafferty only to reclaim the spot with a crossover lane change in the fourth corner as the pair raced back to the stripe.

And then Erdley began opening up a comfortable advantage in the affair as eyes turned to Lucas Wolfe, who restarted fourth in the field but came to life as the race got to the halfway point.

Wolfe took second from Lafferty with seven laps to go in the 25-lapper and ran down Erdley’s lead by the final lap in order to raise the fans that could find a seat onto their feat for the checkers.

Wolfe raced just off Erdley’s rear bumper down the backchute on the final circuit before putting on a swoop deep in the third corner that netted him the lead.

But just as he had done early after the restart with Lafferty, as Wolfe slid up the track and took the lead, Erdley hit the binders and turned the car off of the cushion to drive back underneath Wolfe as the pair headed for the checkers in order to reclaim control and the victory by a scant .24 second margin.

Wolfe, Lafferty, Blane Heimbach and Davey Sammons rounded out the top five.

The May 3 410 sprint make up went to the line with Rodney Westhafer and Justin Barger on the front row and when the green flag dropped fourth starter Davey Sammons put on a run out of the second corner that saw him blast underneath Westhafer in the third turn only to loose control of the car and back it into the outside fence before turning over.

Westhafer took command when action resumed with sixth starter Curt Stroup muscling to the front early, taking second immediately ahead of Barger.  

Meanwhile, seventh starter Esh went to the outside cushion and rocketed through the field and was up to fourth with five down in the race as fifth starter Mike Wagner honed in for the lead.

Wagner took control of the event on the seventh tour as Esh continued his assault on the pack, taking third with eight in the books and then second a lap later.

But Wagner proved to be tougher to handle for Esh, who dogged the Port Royal veteran for numerous laps as the race waged through the backmarkers.  

With eight laps to go Esh finally caught Wagner and using his skillful prowess around the outside of the track he blasted in to the lead on the 18th tour to never look back enroute to the popular win worth $3,000.  

Wagner settled for second followed by Lafferty, 16th starter Blane Heimbach and Stroup.  

Frye led every lap of the 25-lap Fallen Heroes Championship for the super late models after starting second on the field.

He entered the back of the pack on the eighth lap and worked through traffic easily.

Andy Haus was running second when the first of two caution flags fell on the field with 17 laps down.

Another restart with just two laps to go regrouped the field but Frye was too stout for the field, taking the $2,000 victory for his second in a row in the Fallen Heroes race for the late models.  

Haus rode home second with a fine run for Dave Zona placing him third followed by 10th starter Tim Wilson and Nick Dickson.  

Matt Parks threatened to dominate the May 3 make up late model main, starting second in the field but point leader Mike Lupfer had other ideas.

Although Parks got away during the first half of the 20-lap race, Lupfer took second with five in the books and then slowly and steadily reeled him in to contest for the lead.

It took until there were just six laps left for the Shermansdale driver to get inside Parks in the second turn.  

And once the bottom was cleared for Lupfer he rode the money lane down low to the victory, pulling away to the finish over Parks.

After starting 18th in the field, Tim Smith Jr. put on a clinic to finish a stout third followed by polesitter Mitch Hack and Tim Fedder.  

Mark Watkins wired the field for the victory in the Fallen Heroes Championship for the 305 sprints, withstanding a pounding assault from Tyler Bear for the lead.

Bear took second with 11 laps to go and threw everything but the kitchen sink at Watkins, who proved to be unshakable to the finish.

Bear, Anthony Fiore, Jeff Miller Jr. and 22nd starter Mike Wagner II., completed the top five.

Eric Parker wired for his 305 feature win as well.

Tyler Bear started eighth in the main and drove into second with six laps left in the 20 lapper but soon withdrew from the event, letting Parker have it all his way to the finish.  

Jeff Miller Jr. was second followed by Nathan Gramley, Ken Duke and 10th starter Mark Watkins.

The 15-lap xtreme stock feature closed the night with Bill Powell taking his second win of the season in the division but only after a volley of misfortunes altered the outcome of the race.

Early leader Deron Henry fell back on the sixth lap when Matt Wampler took over at the helm but then along came 11th starter Corey Kepner, who stormed to the front, taking the lead with only two laps to go.

But just after Kepner was scored the leader the red flag appeared for Henry, who flipped his car in the second turn.  

And then under the stoppage, Kepner withdrew from the race, handing the lead and eventual win over to Powell with Wampler ending up second followed by Bob Bussey, Mike Goodwin and Tyler Amtower.

A power outage effecting the frontstretch and first turn lighting delayed the show after the first three features were completed, forcing an approximate one hour delay before the final four main events could be completed.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information at the speedway’s official website at www. portroyalspeedway.com.  Or, visit the speedway on Twitter or Facebook.    

Race Results:
6/14/14
410 sprints, 25 laps (make up from May 24): 1. Mike Erdley,2. Lucas Wolfe, 3, Rick Lafferty, 4. Blane Heimbach, 5. Dave Ely, 6. Davey Sammons, 7. Mike Wagner, 8. Chad Layton, 9. Doug Esh, 10. Nate Snyder, 11. Curt Stroup, 12. Logan Wagner, 13. Dave Hahn, 14. Trenton Sheaffer, 15. Scott Wilson, 16. Dylan Cisney, 17. Dustin Baney, 18. Justin Barger, 19. Joey Hershey, 20. Greg Hodnett, 21. Brent Marks, 22. Brock Zearfoss, 23. Lance Dewease

DNS: Rodney Westhafer

410 sprints, 25 laps (make up from May 3): 1. Doug Esh, 2. Mike Wagner, 3. Rick Lafferty, 4. Blane Heimbach, 5. Curt Stroup, 6. Rodney Westhafer, 7. Mike Erdley, 8. Justin Barger, 9. Dave Ely, 10. Chad Layton, 11. Nate Snyder, 12. Mark Coldren, 13. Dave Hahn, 14. Trenton Sheaffer, 15. Scott Wilson, 16. Dustin Baney, 17. Dylan Cisney, 18. Davey Sammons, 19. Jon Brennfleck, 20. Francis Sesco, 21. Ryan Taylor

Late Models, 25 laps (make up from May 24): 1. Coleby Frye, 2. Andy Haus, 3. Dave Zona, 4. Tim Wilson, 5. Nick Dickson, 6. Brett Schadel, 7. Matt Parks, 8. Tim Smith Jr., 9. Mike Lupfer, 10. Rance Garlock, 11. Scott Haus, 12. Eric Zembower, 13. Jason Schmidt, 14. Hayes Mattern, 15. Austin Berry, 16. Patrick Bryner, 17. Matt Sponaugle, 18. Trent Brenneman, 19. Tim Fedder, 20. Mitch Hack, 21. Waylon Wagner, 22. Bob Dunn, 23. Dustin Hoffman, 24. Mike Mort, 25. Derrick Casner

DNS: Jim Yoder, Dylan Yoder

DNQ: Meade Hahn, Danny Snyder, Brad Kling, Harold Ranck, Chuck Haydt

Late Models, 20 laps (make up from May 3): 1. Mike Lupfer, 2. Matt Parks, 3. Tim Smith Jr., 4. Mitch Hack, 5. Tim Fedder, 6. Scott Haus, 7. Randy Burkholder, 8. Nick Dickson, 9. Waylon Wagner, 10. Trent Brenneman, 11. Brett Schadel, 12. Dustin Hoffman, 13. Patrick Bryner, 14. Jason Schmidt, 15. Austin Berry, 16. Eric Zembower, 17. Mike Mort, 18. Bertt Hockenberry, 19. Harold Ranck

DNS: Bud Phillips, Dave Brouse Sr.

305 sprints, 25 laps (make up from May 24): 1. Mark Watkins, 2. Tyler Bear, 3. Anthony Fiore, 4. Jeff Miller Jr., 5. Mike Wagner II., 6. Alex Schanz, 7. Scott Ellerman, 8. Shawn Kirkpatrick, 9. John Braim, 10. Zach Newlin, 11. Reed Thompson, 12. Jason Bergstresser, 13. Erin Statler, 14. Jon Haegele, 15. Randy Kaylor, 16. Wayne Dadetto, 17. James Pride, 18. Mike Shuckers, 19. Kody Lehman, 20. Eric Parker, 21. Nathan Gramley

DNS: Clair Wintermyer, Roger Irvine, John Bott, Paul Snyder, Lance Newlin

305 sprints, 20 laps (make up from May 3): 1. Eric Parker, 2. Jeff Miller Jr., 3. Nathan Gramley, 4. Ken Duke, 5. Mark Watkins, 6. Kyle Lloyd, 7. Zach Newlin, 8. Wayne Dadetto, 9. John Braim, 10. Mike Wagner II., 11. Erin Statler, 12. Ron Aurand, 13. Scott Ellerman, 14. Reed Thompson, 15. Randy Kaylor, 16. Anthony Fiore, 17. Jake Waters, 18. James Pride, 19. Cory Thornton, 20. Tyler Bear

DNS: Kody Lehman, Tyler Reeser, Jonathan Wanchalk, Roger Irvine, Colby Dice, Clair Wintermyer, Lance Newlin

Xtreme Stocks, 15 laps: 1. Bill Powell, 2. Matt Wampler, 3. Bob Bussey, 4. Mike Goodwin, 5. Tyler Amtower, 6. Curtis Lawson, 7. Craig Dodson, 8. Karl Miller, 9. Darien Trego, 10. Jason Zook, 11. Corey Kepner, 12. Deron Henry, 13. Dave Kepner, 14. Joey Burdge, 15. Johnny Palm, 16. Mark Auker

DNS: Floyd Sheetz


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Mike Enders, Gene Knaub, and Steven Dove Win Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Races

Mechanicsburg, PA June 15, 2014

Mike Enders’ amazing 2014 season continued Saturday night with a victory in the 20 lap Williams Grove Speedway Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman feature.  Competing for one of the low-budget operations, the current point leader won his first feature of the year.

After five days of rain, including over two inches of precipitation on Thursday, the Williams Grove Speedway surface was very wet.  Stan Wanner led from the start of the Super Sportsman main.  Scott Dellinger was on the move advancing from his fifth starting position to second by lap six.  Dellinger became the new leader one lap later.

Mike Enders began the feature in 11th place.  He was fifth by lap six.  Enders, from Halifax, PA., advanced to third when the race had its first caution on lap 11.  

Scott Dellinger continued to lead with Enders second.  Dellinger, in the 14th circuit, slid high in turns three and four allowing Enders to become the new leader.

The caution returned on lap 15 for a grinding back stretch crash involving top-runners Chad Criswell, Frankie Herr, and Chad Trout.

Mike Enders led the remaining laps winning by 20 lengths over Dellinger, Wanner, Rich Eichelberger, and Steve Wilbur.

Herr, Bobby Hockenberry, and Wilbur won the heats races for the 30-car field.  Russ Mitten was the consolation victor.  Duaine Smith received the Sprint Aces Hard Charger award.

Roy Miller led the opening circuit of the 20-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Model feature.  Gene Knaub, the sixth-place starter, was second when the caution came out at the completion of lap two.

Gene Knaub used the restart to pass leader Miller.  Caution flags on laps four and six kept the competition close to Knaub.

The race had a long caution-free stretch allowing Knaub to gain a four-second advantage over a fast-running Kyle Martin.  The final yellow flag came with four-laps remaining.  Gene Knaub, from Dover, PA., controlled the final four laps winning by 12 lengths over Martin, Jake Jones, Bobby Beard, and Shaun Jones.

Heat wins for the 31 competitors went to Matt Nailor, Jones, and Knaub.  The consolation went to Alan Sagi.  Sagi received the Artwerks Hard Charger award.

Dustin Hollinger started on the pole for the 15-lap Aquafun Pools Street Stock feature.  Eric Tripp was second and fifth-place starter Steven Dove held third.  Dove progressed into second one lap later.

Hollinger and Dove held a close battle for the lead.  Behind them Tripp, Greg Diehl, and Steve Hastings were competing for third.  Dove, in the seventh lap, switched to the outside lane.  He went wide to pass Hollinger in turns one and two.

Hollinger and Diehl hounded leader Steven Dove.  The lead trio, with five laps remaining, went three wide through turns one and two.  At the exit of turn two Hollinger and Diehl made contact and crashed.

For the first time in Saturday Night Series history, Ford-powered cars occupied the two lead positions.  Steven Dove, from Lebanon, PA., led the way with Steve Hastings in second.  Dove won his first of the year by eight lengths over Hastings.  Brett Pickel was third, Jeff Haag was in fourth and Mike Buckley finished fifth.

Hollinger and Haag won the preliminaries for 19 entries.  Todd Bowersox received Artwerks Hard Charger award.

The Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series returns to action on June 21.  Racing action will feature the Blazer’s Body Shop Super Sportsman, Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Models, and Aquafun Pools Street Stocks.  Racing begins at 6:30 PM.  Adult admission is five dollars with children 12 and under free.

Super Sportsman results: 1. Mike Enders, 2. Scott Dellinger, 3. Stan Wanner, 4. Rich Eichelberger, 5. Steve Wilbur, 6. Greg Foster, 7. Bobby Hockenberry, 8. Scott Geesey, 9. Jay Fannasy, 10. Russ Mitten, 11. Duaine Smith, 12. Todd Leonard, 13. Tony Jackson, 14. Devin Beidel, 15. Bill Devine, 16. Chad Smith, 17. Lanny Hake, 18. Kenny Edkins, 19. Cody Fairchok, 20. Chad Criswell, 21. Frankie Herr, 22. Chad Trout, 23. LeRoy Martin, 24. Steve Fannasy  DNQ: John Wolfe, Dave Berkheimer, Scott Smith, Tom Wyckoff, Rick Barr, Jim Hulse

358 Late Model results: 1. Gene Knaub, 2. Kyle Martin, 3. Jake Jones, 4. Bobby Beard, 5. Shaun Jones, 6. Jared Miller, 7. Les Hare, 8. Cam Zeigler, 9. Alan Sagi, 10. Pat Beard, 11. Tyler Horst, 12. Kyle Lear, 13. Al Cheney, 14. Brian Lessley, 15. Jake Moser, 16. Larry Neiderer, 17. Randy Croop, 18. Travis Mease, 19. Brad Shank, 20. Roy Miller, 21. Matt Nailor, 22. Wes Alleman, 23. Sam Rial, 24. Dominic Defino DNQ: Chaz walls, Dan Zechman, Jason Nace, John Moser, Pat McNeal, Randy Christine, John Greider

Street Stock results: 1. Steven Dove, 2. Steve Hastings, 3. Brett Pickel, 4. Jeff Haag, 5. Mike Buckley, 6. Kevin Sigler, 7. Todd Bowersox, 8. Walt Lemmon, 9. Jimmy Combs, 10. Greg Diehl, 11. Eric Tripp, 12. Chris Heller, 13. Nick Bloom, 14. Ben Morrow, 15. Jesse Hitz, 16. Dustin Hollinger, 17. Doug Hoffman, 18. Craig Morgan, 19. Randy Zechman

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STUTTS WINS WAR ON WHEELS FOR WHITCOMB MEMORIAL SPRINT VICTORY

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – TJ Stutts of Liverpool and Mark Smith of Sunbury exchanged the lead several times before Stutts settled the suspenseful war on wheel s with a victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap Patriot Sprint Tour/11th Annual Joe Whitcomb Memorial for 358-360 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The $2,571 win was Stutts’ third of the season and third career in the Whitcomb Memorial at the wheel of the Mountain View Travel/Shimock’s Furniture No. 23. The victory also marked the 20th of his career in 358-360 sprint car competition at the track.

Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown was the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier with a lap time of 17.414.

Dylan Yoder of Selinsgrove won his first race of the season at Selinsgrove and fourth overall this year in record-setting fashion in the 25-lap super late model feature. Yoder became the division’s seventh different feature winner in eight races and set a new track record for the distance in 9 minutes, 3 seconds, and .30 of a second.

Nathan Long of Selinsgrove scored an exciting win in another close finish in the 15-lap pro stock feature. Long became the division’s third different winner this season.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present a four division show of 360 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners on Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Night (JDRF) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

At the start of the Whitcomb Memorial, second-place starter Mark Smith pulled into the lead over polesitter Jason Shultz. Before the completion of lap one, sixth-place starter TJ Stutts raced into the third position. The caution flag unfurled on lap two when Ryan Kissinger’s car made contact with the first turn wall.

When the race resumed, Stutts passed Shultz for the second spot and set his sights on Smith. A two-car tangle in turn three regrouped the field for a lap five restart. Stutts drew even with Smith entering turn one but Smith maintained the lead with momentum around the top of the racetrack.

In the early laps of the race, Smith led the field over Stutts, fourth-place starter Cody Keller, 11th-place starter Pat Cannon, and Shultz. On the 14th circuit, Smith drifted high in turn two traffic and allowed Stutts to make a pass for the lead using the inside groove.

A caution on lap 15 became a red flag for a fuel stop. During the second half of the race, Stutts maintained a solid lead while Smith kept him in his sights. Ninth-place starter and fast qualifier Brock Zearfoss entered the top five with nine laps to race. The final caution flag waved on lap 25, setting up a five-lap dash to the checkered flag.

The final laps produced an exciting wheel-to-wheel duel between Stutts and Smith, swapping the lead several times through the turns. Stutts eventually settled into the lead and went on to post a mere 1.3-second margin of victory over Smith, Cannon, Shultz, and Zearfoss.

Second-place starter Eric Hons powered into the lead at the start of the late model feature. Hons was chased by polesitter Matt Cochran. By lap five, fourth-place starter Jerry Bard moved into the third position and the top three began to pull away from the field.

On the eighth lap, 10th-place starter Dylan Yoder advanced to fourth and quickly reeled in the leaders. At the halfway point, Yoder showed a lot of speed and moved by Bard and Cochran to take over the second position. Hons and Yoder dueled for the lead and it wasn’t until lap 17 when Yoder made the winning pass using the inside lane through turns one and two.

Late in the race, Jeff Rine rocketed into the top five and eventually took over the second spot with two laps to go. At the finish, Yoder was victorious by two seconds over Rine, Hons, Bard and Cochran.

In the pro stock feature, second-place starter Matt Wilson led the first lap with sixth-place starter Nathan Long in pursuit. On a lap two restart, Long took command of the field with an inside pass racing off turn four. At the same time, fourth-place starter Jake Buck followed Long into the second position.

During the second half of the race, a torrid battle unfolded at the front of the pack between the top six runners. Long kept his No. 63 in front of the pack by the slimmest of margins. At the finish, Long took the checkered flag by just .58 of a second over 10th-place starter Brad Mitch, who made a late-race charge into the runner-up position. Rounding out the top five were eighth-place starter Derrick Garman, seventh-place starter AJ Stroup, and ninth-place starter Andrew Shoop.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY - 14 June 2014
360 Sprint Cars – 27 Entries
30-Lap Whitcomb Memorial: 1) 23 TJ Stutts ($2, 571) 2) 1 Mark Smith 3) 3 Pat Cannon 4) 29 Jason Shultz 5) 1W Brock Zearfoss 6) 99K Cody Keller 7) 35 Jared Zimbardi 8) 76 Larry Kelleher 9) 98 Joe Trenca 10) 79 Jordan Thomas 11) 21F Jared Fink 12) 61 Parker Evans 13) 19 Colby Womer 14) X Dan Mazy 15) 67 Steve Collins 16) 54J Dave Just 17) 71C Charlie Anderson 18) 00 Dane Lawerence 19) 66 Ryan Kissinger 20) 54Jr Scott Just 21) 13 Kevin Ward Jr. 22) 29S Derek Steward DNS 23) 81 Derek Jonathan DNS 24) 38 Brad Knab DNS 25) 33W Michael Walter II DNS 26) 3Z Bobby Parrow DNS 27) 77 Derek Locke DNS
Heat Winners: Brock Zearfoss, Cody Keller, Joe Trenca
Time Trials: 1) Brock Zearfoss 17.414 2) Mark Smith 17.478 3) Ryan Kissinger 17.495 4) Derek Locke 17.546 5) TJ Stutts 17.652 6) Pat Cannon 17.673 7) Jordan Thomas 17.765 8) Larry Kelleher 17.792 9) Cody Keller 17.801 10) Jason Shultz 17.820 11) Colby Womer 17.845 12) Steve Collins 17.892 13) Joe Trenca 17.952 14) Kevin Ward Jr. 17.957 15) Parker Evans 18.007 16) Jared Zimbardi 18.060 17) Michael Walter II 18.069 18) Brad Knab 18.157 19) Dan Mazy 18.384 20) Jared Fink 18.489 21) Derek Steward 18.493 22) Dave Just 18.504 23) Charlie Anderson 18.639 24) Derek Jonathan 18.684 25) Dane Lawerence 18.932 26) Scott Just 19.082 27) Bobby Parrow DNT

Late Models – 24 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 24 Dylan Yoder 2) 2J Jeff Rine 3) 45 Eric Hons 4) 26 Jerry Bard 5) 16 Matt Cochran 6) 32 Coleby Frye 7) 2 Steve Campbell 8) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 9) 6 Donnie Schick 10) 88 Tony Adams 11) 9 Hayes Mattern 12) 27 Jim Yoder 13) 4D Chad Hollenbeck 14) 61 Ken Trevitz 15) 99Z Dave Zona 16) 41 Derrick Casner 17) 2Y Andrew Yoder 18) 93 Pancho Lawler 19) 23P Bud Phillips 20) 111 Dave Shulski 21) 7M Meade Hahn 22) 8K Kyle Rapp 23) 10 Dave Stamm 24) 5E Glenn Elliott
Heat Winners: Steve Cambell, Matt Cochran, Eric Hons

Pro Stocks – 19 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: 1) 63 Nathan Long 2) 10M Brad Mitch 3) 111 Derrick Garman 4) 26 AJ Stroup 5) 8S Andrew Shoop 6) 11 Jake Buck 7) 99 Kyle Bachman 8) 1C Jamin Chapman 9) 40 Tommy Slanker 10) 71 Kurt Wray 11) 2C Adam Campbell 12) 3 Brandon Moser 13) 83 Matt Wilson 14) 6C Pete Lauver 15) 01 David Berry 16) 28J Jeff Ceballo 17) 28 Dan Condo 18) 4 Jim Payne 19) 32 Tom Hartman
Heat Winners: Kurt Wray, Jake Buck

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Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
July 17
1. Alan Krimes 4945
2. Brian Montieth 4745
2. Cory Haas 4745
4. Jim Siegel 4735
5. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 4540
6. Robbie Kendall 4235
7. Steve Owings 4220
8. Freddie Rahmer  4130
9. Danny Dietrich 4080
10. Austin Hogue 4025
 358 sprint cars

July 12

1. Chase Dietz 3915
2. Niki Young 3890
3. Chandler Leiby 3825
4. Matt Campbell 3505
5. Brie Hershey 3440
6. Ashley Cappetta 3265
7. Matt Findley 3205
8. Zach Euculano 3145
9. Brian Allman 3035
10. Tyler Esh 3010

 

Williams Grove

410s

July 25

1. Greg Hodnett 3320
2. Don Kreitz Jr. 3150
3. Doug Esh 2875
4. Alan Krimes 2770
5. Brian Montieth 2700
6. Lance Dewease 2630
7. Ryan Smith 2580
8. Stevie Smith 2410
9. Danny Dietrich 2320
10. Steve Buckwalter 2265

358 sprint cars

July 25

1. Kevin Nouse 1910
2. Adrian Shaffer 1700
3. Kody Lehman 1500
4. Brock Zearfoss 1440
5. Chandler Leiby 1385
6. Matt Campbell 1370
7. Doug Hammaker 1275
8. Brie Hershey 1260
9. Scott Fisher 1170
10. Jay Galloway 1145

 

 Super Sportsman

July 26

1. Mike Enders 3860
1. Frankie Herr 3860
3. Chad Trout 3670
4. Scott Dellinger 3550
5. Steve Fannasy 3375
6. Scott Geesey 3310
7. Russ Mitten 3305
8. Gregg Foster 3270
9. Steve Wilbur 3205
10. Chad Criswell 3100

 

Port Royal

July 26

1. Mike Wagner 3430
2. Blane Heimbach 3400
3. Rick Lafferty 3320
4. Chad Layuton 3315
4. Mike Erdley 3315
6. Doug Esh 3285
7. Greg Hodnett 3165
8. Dylan Cisney 2915
9. Davey Sammons 2875
10. Curt Stroup 2785
 

Selinsgrove
360 sprint cars

July 26
1. Mark Smith 3780
2. T.J. Stutts  3595
3. Jason Shultz  2855
4. Brock Zearfoss  2740
5. Ryan Kissinger  2695
6. Derek Locke  2410
7. Davie Franek  2305
8. Pat Cannon  2290
9. Mike Walter  2070
10. Larry Kelleher  2030

 

 

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