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32nd annual Williams Grove Speedway Jack Gunn Memorial “Down Under” This Friday

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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

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

Grandstand gates will open at 10 am with racing slated for 1 pm.   

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

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

Lance Dewease is the defending Labor Day Classic champion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grandstand admission is priced at just $5.  


Port Royal Hosts Big Money Late Model Renninger Memorial Saturday

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Rain stops Open Wheel Madness

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


Williams Grove Speedway Cancels August 23 Racing

Mechanicsburg, PA August 23, 2014

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

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

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

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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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

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

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

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

There will be no time trials.

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

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

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

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

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


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

305 sprints round out sprint car spectacular August 23

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



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

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

The URC Sprints have been removed from the program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hollinger and Buckley won the preliminaries for the 20 entries.

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

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

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

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

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

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



Alex Bright wins for second straight night in ARDC midgets

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

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

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

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

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

But the minefield wasn’t over for Dietrich.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Twin qualifiers went to Lafferty and Esh.

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

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

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

PJ Gargiulo rode home fourth followed by Brenden Bright.

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

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

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

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

DNS: Tony Dimattia



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jeff Halligan finished fourth.

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

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

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

Lap Leaders- Seth Kearchner (1-25).

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lap Leaders- Brad McClelland (1-25).

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

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


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

Nouse claims 4th 358 sprint win of season



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kreitz restarted fourth behind Hogue, Sammons and Curt Michael.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DNQ: Tyler Bear, Jim Shuster, Tom Huppunen

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

DNS: Tony Smolenyak


Point Title Chase In Final Weeks

Mechanicsburg, PA August 7, 2014

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

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

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

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

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


Port Royal Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Mike Wagner 3685
2. Rick Lafferty 3635
3. Chad Layton 3615
4. Mike Erdley 3565
5. Greg Hodnett 3500
5. Blane Heimbach 3500
7. Doug Esh 3385
8. Dylan Cisney 3135
9. Davey Sammons 3115
10. Curt Stroup  3045


Port Royal Sked Change Has Twin 25s For 410 Sprints & 305 Sprints August 23



Port Royal –
A schedule change has been made to the Port Royal Speedway August 23 Open Wheel Madness event as the URC sprints have been removed from the date and Twin 25s for the 410 sprints have been added.

The Open Wheel Madness show will still include the River Valley Builders 305 sprint cars, getting underway at 7 pm.  

Each of the 25 lap mains for the 410 sprints will carry full purses.  

An agreement between URC owners and the speedway resulted in the removal of the URC sprints from the all open wheel program.

Port Royal and URC owners remain totally open to the opportunity for URC to return to the track in the future however a date in 2014 is not on the agenda.

August 16 DMI Free Hot Dogs…DMI of Lancaster will give a free hot dog to the first 250 paid general admissions at the Saturday, August 16 Port Royal racing program.  

On the racing agenda for the 16th is the Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprints, Jake’s Carts/Enviroman super late models and a Gray’s Auto & Towing 355 econo late model championship, all starting at 7 pm.  

August 9 Moon Shine Camo® Motorcycle Night/Food Pantry Night/Camera & Autograph Night/DMI Kids Candy Scramble…..From 5 – 6:30 pm anyone arriving at the races on a motorcycle will receive a coupon worth $5 off admission at the ticket window.  

Special parking privileges inside the commercial building at the track will be afforded to all motorcyclists who arrive prior to 6:30 pm.  One $5 off coupon per cycle will be handed out to every motorcycle as it enters the commercial building before the deadline courtesy of Moon Shine.

The Moon Shine Camo sponsored racecars of No. 9 Hayes Mattern and No. 7 Chad Layton will be on display prior to the races behind the grandstand while Moon Shine Camo apparel lines will be offered for sale to all race fans in attendance.

It will also be Food Pantry Night at the track as it collects non-perishable food items for the Juniata Valley Food Pantry.  

In addition, it will be the final Camera & Autograph Night of the season at the track, featuring free admission to the pit area prior to the races with the purchase of a general admission ticket from 5 until 6 pm.

DMI of Lancaster will present a Kids Candy Scramble slated for the speedway frontstretch as well.    

Racing in the 7 pm program will be the Aumiller’s Insurance 410 sprints, Jake’s Carts/Enviroman super late models, River Valley Builders 305 sprints and the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks.  


Lincoln Speedway
358 sprint cars
1. Chase Dietz 4615
2. Niki Young 4525
3. Chandler Leiby 4485
4. Matt Campbell 4145
5. Brie Hershey 4025
6. Matt Findley 3785
7. Ashley Cappetta 3760
8. Doug Hammaker 3605
9. Zach Euculano 3480
10. Brian Allman 3390


Selinsgrove Speedway
360 sprint cars
1. Mark Smith  4130
2. T.J. Stutts     3915
3. Jason Shultz    3115
4. Ryan kissinger  2945
5. Brock Zearfoss  2925
6. Derek Locke   2710
7. Davie Franek   2585
8. Pat Cannon    2290
9. Cody Keller   2215
10. Colby Womer 2200



Sprint car driver Mark Smith has found a rhythm he likes at Selinsgrove Speedway. The Sunbury speedster scored his second win in a row and fifth of the season in Saturday night’s 25-lap 360 sprint car feature.

Smith’s victory came at the wheel of the Mach 1 Chassis No. 1 entry and was worth $2,500 on Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Driver & Fan Appreciation Night. It was Smith’s ninth career win in 358-360 sprint car competition at the track and strengthens his points lead in the chase for the championship.

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart of Columbus, Ind., made his first visit to Selinsgrove Speedway since he won on April 6, 2013, and turned in a sixth-place finish in the 360 sprint car feature.

Jeff Rine of Danville held off a hard-charging Coleby Frye of Dover in a last-lap shoot-out for his fourth win of the season and 89th career at the track in the 25-lap super late model feature. Frye was the night’s fast qualifier over a field of 29 entries with a lap time of 19.452.

Derrick Garman of Loysville also had to endure a last-lap chase to the checkered flag for his second win of the year in the 15-lap pro stock feature, while John Folwer Jr. of Montandon drove to his second victory of the season in the 12-lap roadrunner race.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Kramer Cup for 360 sprint cars plus super late models and pro stocks at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The Kramer Cup, sanctioned by the United Racing Company (URC), will be a 25-lap race paying $2,573 to win in memory of Hall of Fame sprint car driver Kramer Williamson of Palmyra who succumbed to injuries from a sprint car racing accident at the Lincoln Speedway in August of 2013.

 At the start of the sprint car feature, fourth-place starter Ryan Kissinger stormed around the highline of the race track to take the early lead. Kissinger was chased by second-place starter Michael Walter and sixth-place starter Derek Locke.

The caution flag waved on lap three for a four-car melee in turn two. When the race resumed, Kissinger set the pace as 10th-place starter Mark Smith took over third and a three-car battle for the lead u
nfolded between Kissinger, Locke and Smith.

On the seventh circuit, Locke pulled ahead of the field only to have Smith pull alongside of him and take the lead with an outside pass in turn three. Once he secured the lead, Smith checked out from the field while Locke maintained the runner-up position until late in the race when ninth-place starter TJ Stutts made a charge to the front.

On the 18th lap, Stutts passed Locke for the runner-up position and started to erode a three-second deficit on race leader Smith. Stutts quickly closed on the leader in the final laps but fell short by one second as Smith took his fifth checkered flag of the season. Locke finished third, followed by polesitter Cody Keller, and eighth-place starter Davie Franek. NASCAR star Tony Stewart started the race in the 11th position and advanced to sixth late in the race.

Time trials and a redraw placed Dylan Yoder and Jeff Rine on the front row for the start of the late model feature. At the drop of the green flag, Rine horsepowered his way into the lead entering turn one. By lap eight, Rine and Yoder started to encounter slower traffic.  On a lap nine restart, several lapped cars separated Rine and Yoder. By the halfway point, however, Yoder closed the gap as fifth-place starter Coleby Frye set his sights on the leaders.

The last 10 laps of the race produced a suspenseful chase through traffic with Yoder reeling in Rine at a fast clip. At one point, Yoder was racing right on Rine’s rear bumper and appeared poised to make a challenge for the lead. With one lap to go, Yoder’s car developed a flat tire and a caution flag regrouped the field for a one-lap shootout with Frye inheriting the runner-up position.

On the final lap, Frye made two last-ditch efforts at each end of the race track to power underneath Rine but it was Rine who maintained an edge and posted a .98 of a second victory. Frye settled for second, followed by third-place starter Steve Campbell, seventh-place starter Jerry Bard, and 22nd-place starter Jim Yoder.

Polesitter Cory Long powered into the lead at the start of the pro stock feature and was followed by second-place starter Tommy Slanker on the first lap. On the second circuit, seventh-place starter Derrick Garman advanced to second and set his sights on Long. A lap later, Long’s car started to lose power on the backstretch, allowing Garman to drive into the lead in turn three.

At the halfway point, eighth-place starter Kyle Bachman and ninth-place starter Brad Mitch began to show a lot of speed and closed in on Garman. Mitch got by Bachman on the ninth lap and reeled in Garman at the front of the pack. The caution flag unfurled on lap 14, setting up a one-lap chase to the checkered flag between Garman and Mitch.

At the finish, Garman held off Mitch by just .22 of a second for the victory. Bachman, Slanker, and Matt Wilson rounded out the top five.

Second-place starter Curtis Lawton led the first three laps of the roadrunner feature until third-place starter John Fowler Jr. took over the front spot. On each of the subsequent restarts, Fowler was able to open up a lead and at the finish posted a three-second margin of victory over Lawton, Brandon Shultz, Jeremy Kline, and Dave Kamp.

360 Sprints – 19 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 
1) 1 Mark Smith  2) 23 TJ Stutts  3) 77 Derek Locke  4) 99K Cody Keller  5) 28F Davie Franek  6) 14 Tony Stewart  7) 29 Jason Shultz  8) 66 Ryan Kissinger  9) 33W Michael Walter II  10) 19 Colby Womer  11) 79 Jordan Thomas  12) 49S Mallie Shuster  13) 71C Charlie Anderson  14) 29S Derek Steward  15) 1W Brock Zearfoss  16) 1H Hunter Schuerenberg  17) 29M Mark Maneiri  18) 100 Jeff Lebowski  19) 35 Shannon Fisher
Heat Winners:  Cody Keller, Michael Walter II
Late Models—29  Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 2J Jeff Rine  2) F1 Coleby Frye  3) 2 Steve Campbell  4) 26 Jerry Bard  5) 27 Jim Yoder  6) 06 Mike Lupfer  7) 99Z Dave Zona  8) 16 Matt Cochran  9) 43A Gene Knaub  10) 76 Andy Haus  11) 9 Hayes Mattern  12) 76H Scott Haus  13) 24 Dylan Yoder  14) 5 Chad Julius  15) 3V Scott Richwine  16) 19 Dustin Hoffman  17) 11 Jason Schmidt  18) 4P Patrick Bryner  19) 88 Jeff Smith  20) 61 Ken Trevitz  21) 6M Harry Miller  22) 33C Chris Casner  23) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  24) 119 Jim Bernheisel
Heat Winners:  Steve Campbell, Dylan Yoder, Jim Bernheisel
B-Main Winner:  Gene Knaub
Time Trials:  1) F1 Coleby Frye 19.452  2) 2J Jeff Rine 19.492   3) 119 Jim Bernheisel 19.515  4) 2 Steve Campbell 19.603  5) 24 Dylan Yoder 19.750  6) Jim Yoder 19.786  7) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 19.894  8) 06 Mike Lupfer 19.928  9) 3 Tim Wilson 19.943  10) 26 Jerry Bard 19.986  11) 99Z Dave Zona 20.007  12) 11 Jason Schmidt 20.026  13) 33C Chris Casner 20.158  14) 43A Gene Knaub 20.181  15) 76 Andy Haus 20.233  16) 16 Matt Cochran 20.236  17) 19 Dustin Hoffman 20.264  18) 88 Jeff Smith 20.266  19) 76H Scott Haus 20.338  20) 9 Hayes Mattern 20.397  21) 61 Ken Trevitz 20.423  22) 5 Chad Julius 20.460  23) 4P Patrick Bryner 20.504  24) 3V Scott Richwine 20.544  25) 7M Meade Hahn 20.778  26) 41 Derrick Casner 21.055  27) 6M Harry Miller 21.213  28) 10 Dave Stamm 21.599 29) M1 Mike Mort 22.816
Pro Stocks – 20 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 11G Derrick Garman  2) 10M Brad Mitch  3) 99 Kyle Bachman  4) 40 Tommy Slanker  5) 83 Matt Wilson  6) 2C Adam Campbell  7) 11 Jake Buck  8) 28J Jeff Ceballo  9) 26S Nate Stroup  10) 14C Bill Conrad  11) 6 Nate Herman  12) 00 John Troxell  13) 6C Cory Long  14) 1 Rick Bixler  15) 63 Nathan Long  16) 88 Matt Hornberger  17) 71 Kurt Wray  18) AJ Stroup  19) 21 Austi Johnson  20) 70J John Schreffler
Heat Winners:  Brad Mitch, Kurt Wray
Roadrunners – 11  Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 02 John Fowler  2) 28 Curtis Lawton  3) 31B Brandon Shultz  4) 8K Jeremy Kline  5) 9K Dave Kamp  6) 7 Butch Shaffer  7) 22 Ricky Buss  8) 32 Ken Schreffler  9) 11 Keith Bissinger  10) 76 Bob Bussey  11) 41D Dennis Conrad


Brent Marks Scores Biggest Career Win Anywhere In Port Royal Dream Worth $11,320



Port Royal –
Brent Marks of Myerstown won the biggest sprint car race of his career on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway by claiming the 8th running of the Living Legends Dream Race.

An emotional Marks pocketed a total of $10,620 including lap money for his non-stop Dream A Main victory plus another $700 for a run in his semi main for a grand total night’s earnings of $11,320.  

A revenge draw placed Nate Snyder of Halifax on the pole for the start of the 35-lap Dream A Main and Snyder held off Marks for the first four laps before Marks took over.

Dave Blaney then tussled with Snyder for second for several laps before finally securing the spot on the 11th circuit as the leaders entered the rear of the field.  

Greg Hodnett drove into third on the same lap and began his assault on the front of the field.  

Blaney closed in on Marks during the mid stages just prior to the halfway point but then just as it seemed Blaney would challenge he began slipping backwards a bit and succumbed to Hodnett with 15 laps to go.

Try as he might, Hodnett could never close in on Marks as the leader worked traffic with a near flawless, pass-at-will performance while running his No. 19M up against the outside wall.  

After winning his first ever Port Royal checkers a week earlier, Marks stretched out his advantage over Hodnett late in the event to take the prestigious triumph by 2.309 seconds ahead of the Thomasville flyer.

In doing so, Marks set a new 35-lap track record with a time of 11:16.026.  

After claiming the first semi main worth $2,000 to win plus $320 in lap money and another 5K for second in the Dream A, Hodnett went home with a total on the night of $7,320.  

Blaney ended the night third in the Dream A and along with his semi run went home with an even $3000.  

After starting seventh in the A Main field, Rick Lafferty moved to the front with 13 laps to go, exchanging the fourth spot with Lucas Wolfe on a few occasions while also challenging Blaney for third.

Wolfe finally secured the spot with 10 laps to go and finished the night with a total of $2,800 in earnings including $100 for overall fast time.  

Lafferty crossed the line in fifth spot at the finish, taking home a total of $2,100.

Dave Ely was sixth with $1,900, followed by Snyder, $2080; Chad Layton, $1,700; Logan Wagner, $1,500; and defending Dream champion Ryan Taylor, $1,475.  

Lance Dewease earned the $250 Hard Charger Award with a run from 20th to 11th.  

Dylan Cisney was awarded the fan voted 25th feature starter position.

Lafferty earned a free engine dyno from Don Ott Racing engines as the highest finishing Ott engine.

Hodnett took a Rider Engine dyno as the highest finishing Rider motor while Rodney Westhafer took home a Rider dyno as the lowest finishing Rider eninge.

Hodnett led all 16 laps of the first semi feature, getting by Nate Snyder on the first lap to wire the field over Wolfe, Snyder, Lafferty and Ely.  

Mike Erdley was solidly in second with a lap to go when he dropped out of the event.

Ryan Taylor scored $125 hard charger laurels with a blast from 16th to sixth.

The second semi saw Steve Buckwalter take the lead at the start as Aaron Ott gave chase.

On the eighth tour as Ott blasted to Buckwalter’s outside through the fourth corner, the pair made contact on the frontchute, causing Buckwalter to spin with the lead while giving Ott a flat tire.

After Ott crossed the line as the leader of lap eight and then withdrawing, Heimbach inherited the lead and drove to the victory on the restart over Blaney, Marks, Justin Barger and Layton.  

Ryan Wilson was the $125 hard charger after running from 20th to 12th at the finish.

Tyler Bear led all 12 laps of the non-qualifiers main event and took home $700 for the win, which also guaranteed him a starting spot in the 2015 Dream A Main.

Bear was chased to the finish by Kyle Moody, Kyle Pruitt, Dan Shetler and Steve Owings.

Trenton Schaeffer copped the $1000-value complete set of Penske Shocks as the highest finishing driver on Penskes.  

Lucas Wolfe was the overall fast timer of the night of the 41-car field with a fast lap of 15.709 seconds and as such was the fast qualifier for the odd qualifiers semi main, worth $100.

Doug Esh was the even qualifiers $100 fast timer and second overall on the night with a lap of 16.277 seconds.

Proceeds from the night’s silent auction produced six allotments of $202 to be given to six different drivers via a random fan poll.  

The winners of the bonus cash were: Doug Esh, Rodney Westhafer, Ryan Wilson, Curt Stroup, Pat Cannon and Alan Krimes.  

A grand total of $3,802 in contingency cash was awarded to a total of 17 different drivers in the event.  

Todd Snook and Andrew Yoder split the econo late model 15-lap feature events.

The win was the second of the season for Snook and fourth for Yoder.

Snook took the first race over Troy Miller, Yoder, Tim Krape and Devin Hart.

Yoder’s win came over Krape, Snook, Miller and hart.  

Twin heats went to Hart and Snook.


410 sprints, 35 laps, A Main: 1. Brent Marks, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Lucas Wolfe, 5. Rick Lafferty, 6. Dave Ely, 7. Nate Snyder, 8. Chad Layton, 9. Logan Wagner, 10. Ryan Taylor, 11. Lance Dewease, 12. Justin Barger, 13. Curt Michael, 14. Ryan Smith, 15. Pat Cannon, 16. Curt Stroup, 17. Mike Wagner, 18. Mike Erdley, 19. Aaron Ott, 20. Davey Sammons, 21. Rodney Westhafer, 22. Joey Hershey, 23. Steve Buckwalter, 24. Dylan Cisney, 25. Blane Heimbach (DNS)

410 sprints, 16 laps, semi main 1: 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Lucas Wolfe, 3. Nate Snyder, 4. Rick Lafferty, 5. Dave Ely, 6. Ryan Taylor, 7. Ryan Smith, 8. Davey Sammons, 9. Mike Wagner, 10. Rodney Westhafer, 11. Joey Hershey, 12. Kyle Moody, 13. Jordan Givler, 14. Trenton Schaeffer, 15. Scott Wilson, 16. Mike Erdley, 17. Tyler Bear, 18. Dan Shetler, 19. Daryl Stimeling, 20. Kyle Pruitt

410 sprints, 16 laps, semi main 2: 1. Blane Heimbach, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Brent Marks, 4. Justin Barger, 5. Chad Layton, 6. Logan Wagner, 7. Curt Michael, 8. Pat Cannon, 9. Curt Stroup, 10. Lance Dewease, 11. Aaron Ott, 12. Ryan Wilson, 13. Steve Owings, 14. Dave Hahn, 15. Troy Fraker, 16. Wayne Dadetto, 17. Steve Buckwalter, 18. Dylan Cisney, 19. Nicole Bower

DNS: Doug Esh

410 sprints, 12 laps, non qualfiers main: 1. Tyler Bear, 2. Kyle Moody, 3. Kyle Pruitt, 4. Dan Shetler, 5. Steve Owings, 6. Wayne Dadetto, 7. Jordan Givler, 8. Daryl Stimeling, 9. Ryan Wilson, 10. Nicole Bower, 11. Dave Hahn, 12. Troy Fraker, 13. Scott Wilson, 14. Trenton Schaeffer

DNS: Alan Krimes, Doug Esh

355 econo late models, 15 laps, feature 1: Todd Snook, 2. Troy Miller, 3. Andrew Yoder, 4. Tim Kraper, 5. Devin Hart, 6. Shaun Miller, 7. Jason Nace, 8. Jared Fulkroad, 9. Harold Ranck, 10. Chase Bowsman, 11. Teddy Richardson, 12. Lucas Bryner, 13. Danny Sollers, 14. Curtis Heath, 15. Brett Hockenberry,16. Jason Peachey

DNS: Garrett Gray, Ken Beck, Cody Buterbaugh

355 econo late models, 15 laps, feature 2: 1. Andrew Yoder, 2. Tim Krape, 3. Todd Snook, 4. Troy Miller, 5. Devin Hart, 6. Shaun Miller, 7. Harold Ranck, 8. Jason Nace, 9. Brett Hockenberry, 10. Lucas Bryner, 11. Jared Fulkroad, 12. Teddy Richardson, 13. Chase Bowsman, 14. Danny Sollers, 15. Jason Peachy

DNS: Curtis Heath, Garrett Gray, Ken Beck, Cody Buterbaugh



ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 8/2/2014 –
Chase Dietz is making a name for himself in “358” sprint car racing.

And Saturday night, he did it at the expense of Isaac Sneeringer, who led every lap but the last.

Dietz took to the top side as the two leaders sorted through heavy lapped traffic as they passed under the flagstand. Sneeringer went to the bottom, and Dietz went to the top to pass both Sneeringer and the lapped cars to score his second straight win and third of the season in Saturday’s “358” sprint car championship event at Lincoln Speedway.

“I’m so tired right now. It felt like the longest race ever!” said Dietz upon exiting his ServiceMaster/Mark’s Automotive #2D in victory lane, “I was a little tight up there on the top. I tried to bottom to slide Isaac a couple of times. The top was just too fast and it wasn’t too far up there. That kinda’ made it one lane up there, but we’d get a caution every time we got to lapped traffic.”

Leah Starner’s decision to start at the rear put Dietz tenth for the start. He was already up to third by the end of the second lap and passed polesitter Michael Hamer for second on lap three. Dietz closed on third-starting Sneeringer (who took the lead on the first lap) several times, but cautions before the leaders reached lapped traffic gave Sneeringer a clear track every time.

“I stumbled on that final restart and couldn’t slide him,” said Dietz, “I was just hoping that he would mess up a little bit in lapped traffic. We got to that last lapped car there, and he looked like he was going to go the top and Isaac had to go to the bottom. I was in the right spot at the right time. We were cruisin’ tonight, and it was awesome!”

Sneeringer settled for a disappointing second-place finish, followed by Chandler Leiby, who ran third from the third lap on.

Rounding out the top five were Doug Hammaker and Jeff Rohrbaugh. Sixth through tenth were 18th-starting Niki Young, Brad McClelland, Brie Hershey, 20th-starting Matt Campbell, and Jay Galloway.

Heats for the 30 358 sprinters were won by Rohrbaugh, Hershey, and McClelland, with Kody Lehman winning the consolation.

Next Saturday night, August 9th, at 7:30 PM, it will be NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT IN MEMORY OF BRANDON LITTLE/Sponsored By Fire & Rescue Products & Amkus Rescue Systems featuring the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, Central PA Legends. Gates will open at 5:30 PM. Active firefighters will receive a $5 discount on the $15 admission at the gate. Firefighters are asked to present their fire company membership cards at the gates, or bring along their firefighter’s helmet to show proof of active fire service involvement.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

358 SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP Feature (25 Laps) -
1. ($1,500) 2D-Chase Dietz; 2. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 3. 119-Chandler Leiby; 4. 66-Doug Hammaker; 5. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 6. 91-Niki Young; 7. 6R-Brad McClelland; 8. 97-Brie Hershey; 9. 16-Matt Campbell; 10. 27-Jay Galloway; 11. 21-Scott Fisher; 12. 1B-Mike Bittinger; 13. 47K-Kody Lehman; 14. 83-Cody Fairchok; 15. 47-Michael Hamer; 16. 9R-Brent Rumberger; 17. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 18. 28-Matt Findley; 19. 3W-Duane Watson; 20. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 21. 00-Chris Frank; 22. 4R-Kevin Nouse (DNF); 23. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF); 24. 11-Leah Starner (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Isaac Sneeringer (1-24), Chase Dietz (25)

1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 47-Michel Hamer; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 119-Chandler Leiby; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 83-Cody Fairchok; 7. 47K-Kody Lehman; 8. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 9. 4R-Kevin Nouse (DNF); 10. 16-Matt Campbell (DNF). No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 97-Brie Hershey; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 27-Jay Galloway; 4. 11-Leah Starner; 5. 3W-Duane Watson; 6. 9R-Brent Rumberger; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 13-Ryan Higgins (DNF); 9. 1B-Mike Bittinger (DNF); DNS – 45H-Jeff Halligan. No Time

3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 2D-Chase Dietz; 3. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 4. 66-Doug Hammaker; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 91-Niki Young; 7. 10-Zach Euculano; 8. 29-Chris Arnold; 9. 38-Mark Strickler; 10. 5A-Brian Allman. No Time

Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 47-Kody Lehman; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 4. 51-Nick Palmerino; 5. 1B-Mike Bittinger; 6. 00-Chris Frank; 7. 10-Zach Euculano; 8. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 9. 38-Mark Strickler; 10. 5A-Brian Allman; 11. 29-Chris Arnold (DNF); DNS – 13-Ryan Higgins. No Time



Hanover, PA (08/01/14) –
Hanover’s Isaac Sneeringer used lapped traffic to perfection in claiming his third win of the year in the 25-lap “358” sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

“It was the lapped traffic that won me the race,” said Sneeringer upon exiting his DCI Racing/Todd A. Gosnell Paving #19Z in victory lane, “I saw Brad on the inside of turn four and knew I had to go to the top in turn one and two.  I had to drive around the lapped cars or take it out of the park.”

Sneeringer started on the pole and led every lap, but withstood serious challenges from points leader Brad McClelland, who started 11th and took the runner-up spot from outside front row starter Dwight Leppo in turn two of lap 11.

McClelland closed quickly on the leader, and the two raced wheel-to-wheel as they entered lapped traffic on lap 15.  On lap 17, McClelland drove to the low side in turn four and attempted to make the pass with the lapped cars of Wyatt Hinkle and Cody Fairchok in between.  The four cars raced in a pack as they crossed under the flagstand, and Sneeringer took to the top to get around the two lapped cars in turns one and two.

McClelland lost momentum trying to drive under Hinkle and Fairchok, and lost several carlengths.

A spinning Danny Massey on lap 24 set up a dramatic one-lap shootout at the end, but Sneeringer had enough to score his third Trail-Way win of the year.

“It’s always a good win when the 6R is in the field,” said Sneeringer.

Leppo, rookie Tyler Buchenauer, and Seth Kearchner completed the top five.

Heats for the 17 “358” sprinters were won by Leppo, Sneeringer, and Cody Fletcher.

358 Sprint Cars Feature (25 Laps)
1. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 2. 6R-Brad McClelland(Hard Charger); 3. 4-Dwight Leppo; 4. 7M-Tyler Buchenauer; 5. 30-Seth Kearchner; 6. 64-Randy Whisler; 7. 10-Zach Euculano; 8. 16-Matt Campbell; 9. 00S-Shane Smith; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 11. 83-Cody Fairchok; 12. 54-Dan Massey(DNF); 13. 66A-Cody Fletcher(DNF); 14. 2-Dennis Gross(DNF); DNS: 9-Dalton Dietrich; 55-Robbie Kendall; 21-Scott Fisher. No Time.

Lap Leaders- Isaac Sneeringer (1-25).

Heat 1 (6 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 4-Dwight Leppo; 2. 00-Shane Smith; 3. 54-Dan Massey; 4. 10-Zach Euculano(DNF); 5. 9-Dalton Dietrich(DNF); 6. 21-Scott Fisher(DNF). No Time.

Heat 2 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 2. 7M-Tyler Buchenauer; 3. 6R-Brad McClelland; 4. 30-Seth Kearchner (DNF); 5. 55-Robert Kendall (DNF); 6. 83-Cody Fairchok (DNF). Time 2:23.60.

Heat 3 (10 Laps/All to Qualify) 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 4. 2-Dennis Gross; 5. 64-Randy Whisler(DNF).  No Time.


A Capsule Look At Port Royal Dream Race 2014



What, Where, When: 
The Port Royal Speedway Living Legends Dream Race honoring Lance Dewease and Maynard Boop is this Saturday, August 2 at 7 pm. Gates will open at 4 pm.  The adult general admission price is $27 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for JUST $5.   

What’s It About:
The Living Legends Dream Race was begun at Port Royal Speedway in 2007 as a way to post a lucrative payoff for Pennsylvania’s 410 sprint car stars that didn’t force them to compete against an outside sanctioning body for the money.  It also includes a boatload of free contingency prizes and cash, this year amounting to over $10,000 in value.  In short, it’s a way to give back to all the local drivers in a special way.

Special This Year:
As part of honoring Lance Dewease and Maynard Boop as Living Legends this year, a group of former Boop drivers and Dewease owners will be on hand for autographs under the grandstand from 5 to 6 pm.  Aside from Dewease and Boop, those taking part in the meet and greet are Boop drivers Lynn Paxton, Randy Wolfe and Ed Zirkle along with Boop mechanics Dave Brown Sr. and Ralph Heintzelman Sr. For Dewease the list includes owners Joe Templin, Harry Earnest, Walt Dyer, Al Hamilton, Pete Postupack, Donny Owens and Scott and Chris Dietz.   Honors will be bestowed upon Dewease and Boop during the racing program. Several restored and replica Boops No. 1 and Dewease mounts will be on display behind the grandstand along with Dewease’s current No. 14 mount.   

How It Works: 
Sprint car teams will time trial and then those in even qualifying spots and those in odd qualifying spots will be split into respective groups.  Each of those batches of cars will compete in a 16-lap semi-main event that pays a full purse of nearly $10,000 each with $2,000 to the winner.  The semis will be lined up with an invert of four however the fast timer in each semi will have the option to reach into a bag for a 50/50 shot at pulling out a 0 or a 6 for the invert.  The top 10 finishers from each semi advance to a 35-lap A Main paying $10,000 to win.  The top three finishers from each semi will revenge draw against each other to establish the front three rows of the Dream starting grid while all others line up according to their finishing position in the semis.  Each lap of the semis and the A Main pays $20 to lead.  After the A feature a non-qualifiers race will be run paying $500 to win and $150 to start.  A B Main will fill out the A field plus a fan voted 25th starter will be added to the field.  

On The Line: 
With the addition of a non-qualifiers race last season, the total purse money posted for this year’s dream race is again over $55,000.  The contingency cash up for grabs on the night is worth over $3,000 and the contingency prizes have reached a value of about $10,000.  The minimum prize value is $50 so that value coupled with last place pay in a semi of $200 and starting money in the non-qualifiers race of $150 means that no car should leave the track after entering with less than $400 in accrued earnings on the night.    

What Fans Can Expect:
Extremely competitive racing action will unfold for the Dream event as no heat races are conducted but instead the twin semi mains will advance drivers to the big dance while also paying handsomely.  How each driver finishes the semis will determine where they start in the Dream feature.  And then nearly $35,000 alone is up for grabs in the Dream A feature which promises to be highly rewarding both in stature and finances.  There is no opportunity for teams and drivers to skip a beat, miss a step or lay back for a second chance as they try to come away big winners.  


URC Sprint Nationals And 410 Sprints Friday At Williams Grove Speedway

Rich URC extra-distance event pays 4K to the winner



–Williams Grove Speedway will present the rich-purse United Racing Company 360/358 Sprint Nationals this Friday night, August 1 at 7:30 pm.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will be on the card along with the URC Sprints.

Both divisions will compete in full programs of qualifying heat races along with feature events.

There will be no time trials.  

Bonus money and lap money will be in effect for the 410 sprints as is the case for all handicapped programs.  

The URC Nationals will be 25 laps in distance and pay a tidy sum of $4,000 to the winner.  

Last year it was Mark Smith who took the URC Nationals victory over Pat Cannon.

Earlier this season, East Berlin’s Aaron Ott scored a Williams Grove URC event over Smith and the pair will likely be in the URC Nationals field this week.  

Adult general admission for the 410 sprint and URC 360/358 sprint double this week is $15 with youth priced at $5.  

The URC sprints will return to Williams Grove again in August, coming up on Friday August 22 along with the 410 sprints.


Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
1. Alan Krimes 5285
2. Brian Montieth 5095
3. Cory Haas 5065
4. Jim Siegel 5035
5. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 4825
6. Steve Owings 4515
7. Robbie Kendall 4475
8. Freddie Rahmer 4435
9. Danny Dietrich 4415
10. Kyle Moody  4260
358 sprint cars
1. Chase Dietz 4265
2. Niki Young 4205
3. Chandler Leiby 4150
4. Matt Campbell 3840
5. Brie Hershey 3715
6. Matt Findley 3525
7. Ashley Cappetta  3525
8. Zach Euculano 3380
9. Brian Allman 3290
10. Doug Hammaker 3275


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


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


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


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


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

Marks Scores First Port Royal Win Against Strong Field



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.  


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


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
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



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



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.

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


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)


Brent Marks Turns Tables On Hodnett For Williams Grove Sprints Win

Doug Hammaker scores for first time ever in 358 sprints



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

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


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



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.


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



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.


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

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



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


Layton Gets First Of Year In Port Royal Sprints



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:


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


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



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



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.


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

Kevin Nouse gets third in 358s



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



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.

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


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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 Central PA Tracks
Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
Aug. 16
1. Alan Krimes 5935
2. Jim Siegel 5675
3. Brian Montieth 5640
4. Cory Haas 5630
5. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 5455
6. Robbie Kendall 5115
7. Kyle Moody 4890
8. Freddie Rahmer 4775
9. Danny Dietrich 4765
10. Billy Dietrich 4760
 358 sprint cars

Aug. 2

1. Chase Dietz 4615
2. Niki Young 4525
3. Chandler Leiby 4485
4. Matt Campbell 4145
5. Brie Hershey 4025
6. Matt Findley 3785
7. Ashley Cappetta 3760
8. Doug Hammaker 3605
9. Zach Euculano 3480
10. Brian Allman 3390


Williams Grove


Aug. 15

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

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

Aug. 16

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


Port Royal

Aug. 16

1. Mike Wagner  4345
2. Rick Lafferty 4240
3. Chad Layton 4205
4. Mike Erdley 4175
5. Blane Heimbach 4125
6. Doug Esh 4035
7. Greg Hodnett 3835
8. Dylan Cisney 3680
9. Nate Snyder  3610
10. Curt Stroup  3600

360 sprint cars

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



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