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Gary Wolford Fish Fry/Silver Spring Speedway Reunion This Sunday At Latimore Valley

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York Springs, PA, April 26, 2016

The annual Gary Wolford Fish Fry and Silver Spring Speedway Reunion will occur this Sunday, May 1, at the Latimore Valley fairground.  The fairground is located two miles east of York Springs, Pennsylvania on Latimore Valley Road.

Former local racing star Gary Wolford began the Fish Fry at his garage in Brogue, PA.  The event grew in size and Wolford moved it to the present fairground location.

The Fish Fry is a fund-raising event for the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.  Gary Wolford donates all the proceeds from the day to the museum.

The festivities will commence at 9 a.m.  There will be various restored racing machines in the infield area.

Gary Wolford’s dedicated crew will prepare fried fish and fries for those in attendance.  There is no charge for the food but Wolford asks everyone to make a donation.

The highlight of the day is the blindfold race.  Referred to as the “Second Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the race will feature four cars with each being piloted by a blindfolded driver.

The first car will contain Super Sportsman drivers Carmen Perigo Jr. and Steve Wilbur.  Representing the Modified division will be MeMe DeSantis and Ryan Watt.  Dana Montieh, Gloria Wilbur, and Tena Shaffer will occupy the third machine.  The final entry will feature Susquehanna Speedway owner Scott Gobrecht and his speedway manager Kolten Gouse.

All will compete in junkyard cars prepared and donated by J and K Salvage.  The race will go green at 1 p.m.

There will be other activities taking place including rides for the fans around the Latimore Valley oval.  The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will be open.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing continues to be a showplace for the wide variety of machinery in the world of motorsports.  The museum encompasses various forms of racing equipment.  EMMR is also a leading motorsports research facility and contains the Chris Economaki collection.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 100 Baltimore Road, just off Route 15, near York Springs, PA.

For more information visit the museum’s web page at www.emmr.org.  

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May 28, 29 & 30 Port Royal Weikert Memorial Money And Formats Announced

Sprint Car Extravaganza Offers Over $75,000 In 410-Sprint Purses Alone!

Super late models, URC Sprints and more also slated to take part in action

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4/24/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The upcoming three-day Bob Weikert Memorial sprint car racing extravaganza at Port Royal Speedway slated for May 28, 29 and 30 is now just over one month away!

And details regarding the highly-lucrative 2016 event for sprints, late models and URC Sprints that encompasses the Memorial Day holiday weekend has just been released.

The three-day program for the 410 sprint cars will culminate on Monday afternoon when the Weikert Champion is crowned based on cumulative points accrued during the three-day event.

But before any champion can be crowned, a ton of racing action will be spun off with an equally impressive ton of money up for grabs!

A conservative total of the three-day 410 sprint car main event purses alone has the prestigious event paying out over $75,000 to the open wheelers in honor of one of the greatest sprint car owners ever to be known across the nation and around the world.

The Weikert Memorial 410 sprints will compete in the now traditional Fallen Heroes Championship on Saturday, May 28 featuring a 30-lap main paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start.

Passing points awarded from qualifying events will be used to align the main event starting grid.

The super late models will race in a 25-lap Fallen Heroes Championship as well on May 28, paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start.

Action then swings to Sunday night, May 29 when the Weikert Memorial sprints spin off time trials to set heat grids before moving on to a 35-lap feature paying a whopping $10,000 to win and $500 just to start.

The URC Sprints will also be part of the Sunday program, competing in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start.

Special bonuses of $300, $200 and $100 will be paid to the highest finishing 358 sprint cars that race in the URC main event.

And after Sunday, less than a day later, the whole weekend of sprint car mania culminates with an afternoon program for the Weikert Memorial sprints paying a minimum of $4,000 to win in a 25-lap main.

And after the dust settles, the three-day Weikert Memorial Champion will be crowned and a five-position point fund worth nearly $9,000 will be paid out with the title holder himself going home with $3,000.

In the event of only two events being completed due to weather, a two-day point fund worth more than $6,000 will be distributed.

All three events have a posted $200 Hard Charger Award up for grabs with the Saturday and Sunday Hard Charger earning a guaranteed starting spot in the following days main event.

Tow money for all 410-sprint non-qualifiers in each program is also up for grabs in the amount of $100.

Monday’s program also offers Central Pa Legends racing and action for the PA mini stocks.

More details about this exciting and growing event at Port Royal Speedway will be forthcoming.

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Port Royal Speedway Offers Three-Division Racing Program April 30

410 sprints, super lates and 305 sprints slated for 7 pm

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4/24/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway will present a three-card racing program coming up this Saturday, April 30 at 7 pm featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints, the Aumiller’s Insurance super late models and the River Valley Builders IMCA/PASS 305 sprint cars.

Pit gates for this week’s show open at 4 pm with general admission gates opening at 5. Adult general admission is $15 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for just $7.

Coming off of the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic for 410 sprints on April 23 that saw All Star Circuit of Champions pilots Dale Blaney and Chad Kemenah sweep the top two spots, Greg Hodnett continues to lead the season-long oval point standings.

Hodnett was third in the Kauffman Classic and has a pair of Port Royal wins to his credit already this season.

Elsewhere, in the super late models, Andy Haus has picked up a pair of victories as he continues to lead the points in that division.

For the 305 sprints on Saturday, the show will be the division’s third of the season at the track with the first two falling to Lewistown’s Nate Gramley.

Port Royal will return to action on May 7 with Lake Chevrolet Mother’s Night/Camera and Autograph Night when the purchase of a general admission ticket will provide access to the pit are prior to the races.

On the racing docket will be the 410 sprints, super late models, 355 econo-late models and the xtreme stocks.  A bus ride for mothers is also slated.

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May Williams Grove World of Outlaws Stand Features NAPA/NGK Morgan Cup

World-renowned automotive industry parts suppliers sponsor annual laurels

4/24/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

There is just under a month to go until the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars make their return to Williams Grove Speedway for the 2016 season in the first of three stands this year.

The two-day stand on May 20 and 21 will be highlighted by the running and bestowal of the 2016 Morgan Cup, presented by NAPA and NGK Spark Plugs.

Named to honor longtime oval owner Morgan Hughes, the Morgan Cup is a perpetual trophy that resides at the home office of the circuit that proves victorious in a given annual feature event held at Williams Grove Speedwya.

The Morgan Cup either going home with the outlaws to North Carollina to reside in their corporate headquarters until next year or it stays home with the PA Posse in Mechanicsburg, at the Williams Grove office.

This year’s Morgan Cup presented by NAPA/NGK champion will be crowned with the running of the Saturday, May 21 main event and the lucky driver will take home a $5,000 bonus for the honor on top of the regularly posted $12,000 feature winner’s share.

The May 20 and 21 World of Outlaws program at Williams Grove includes fireworks with racing action getting underway each night at 7:30 pm.

Adult general admisson each night is $30 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $15.   

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URC Sprints Make First Of Five Williams Grove Starts Friday Along With 410 Sprints

4/24/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will be joined by the URC Sprints at Williams Grove Speedway coming up this Friday night, April 29 at 8 pm.

General admission gates open at 6 pm.  

Adult general admission for the show is $16 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for free at Williams Grove.

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 ticket sales this week will be donated to the Big 33 Buddy Program.

The program aids children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Williams Grove is partnering with Members 1st Federal Credit Union to support the Big 33 Buddy Program in 2016.

The 360-powered URC sprint cars will compete in a 25 lap main event on Friday night, paying $2,000 to win.

There will be no time trials.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints will race in a handicapped feature event paying $3,600 for the victory.

The April 29 visit to Williams Grove by URC will be the first of an unprecedented five total shows at the track this season.

The circuit comes back to the historic oval on June 3, June 22, July 29 and on August 12.

A duo of URC shows at Williams Grove last season were scored by Curt Michael and Greg Hodnett.

May 6 will see the track host another Yellow Breeches 500 event for the 410 sprint cars along with 358 sprint action.

The oval will tune up for the first invasion of the season by the World of Outlaws sprint cars on May 13 with a specially formatted program to ready the locals for the following week’s two-day outlaws stand.

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SCOTT GEESEY DRIVES TO SUSQUEHANNA SUPER SPORTSMAN WIN

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA 4/23/16

After sitting out much of the 2015 racing season after suffering a broken arm and elbow at another speedway, Wellsville racer Scott Geesey returned to winning form Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway.

Geesey came from his ninth starting spot to earn his first win of the year in the 25-lap  Super Sportsman feature. Geesey became the third different winner in four events this season at the speedway.

The 25 lap Sportsman event was marred by two separate multi-car crashes on the first lap. Seven cars were involved.

Troy Rhome led lap one before yielding to Chad Smith, who led the next two laps. Paul Miller became the next race leader, also leading two laps before Chad Smith took control and led for two more laps before Geesey arrived on the scene to make what turned out to be  the race-winning pass on lap seven.

Geesey then held the point to take the checkered flag.

One-time season winner Rich Eichelberger, of Dillsburg came from 16th to finish in the runner-up spot with current point leader Russ Mitten of Newville finishing third. Rounding out the top five were early racer leaders Smith and Miller as Scott Dellinger, Steve Wilbur, two-time winner Gregg Foster, Teddy Thomas and Rick Barr completed the top 10 finishers.

Doug Dodson, Chad Smith and Steve Wilbur won heats for the 29 Super Sportsman. Foster won the consolation. Dodson scratched from the feature event after his machine suffered mechanical woes.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action Saturday, April 30 for KIDS NIGHT. The Super Sportsman will once again headline the four-division show which also includes the ARDC Midgets, Xtreme Stocks and Road Warriors. Pits open at 4PM, Grandstands open at 5PM with Racing beginning at 7PM.

There will also be another Test and Tune on Wednesday night, April 27 beginning at 6PM.
 
SUPER SPORTSMAN 25 LAPS: 1. Scott Geesey, 2. Rich Eichelberger, 3. Russ Mitten, 4. Chad Smith, 5. Paul Miller, 6. Scott Dellinger, 7. Steve Wilbur, 8. Gregg Foster, 9. Teddy Thomas, 10. Rick Barr, 11. Tony Jackson, 12. Timmie Barrick, 13. Kenny Edkin, 14. Jay Fannasy, 15. Mike Enders, 16. Bruce Buckwalter, 17. Troy Rhome, 18. Kevin Beidel, 19. Russ Lebo, 20. Justin Foster, 21. Chad Criswell, 22. Davey Walsh, 23. Kevin Nouse, 24. Nate Young.

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Super Sportsman Points
April 23
1. Russ Mitten 890
2. Gregg Foster 860
3. Rich Eichelberger 850
4. Scott Geesey 830
5. Scott Dellinger 740
6. Tony Jackson 650
7. Chad Criswell 600
8. Mike Enders 560
8. Jay Fannasy 560
10. Timmie Barrick 560

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DIETRICH SEVENTH DIFFERENT WINNER IN SEVEN 2016 “410” SPRINT RACES AT LINCOLN

HAMMAKER TAKES HOLDS OFF HALLIGAN TO CLAIM “358” SPRINT CAR FEAURE

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 4/23/2016 – Danny Dietrich shook off some early season bad luck in scoring his first win of the year in the 25-lap “410” sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

“We’ve been pretty fast, we just haven’t had any luck. This (Lincoln) is where we’ve been struggling the most,” said Dietrich upon exiting his Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Hickory Run Orchards/Weikert’s Livestock #48 in victory lane, “We got lucky and started at a good spot. We were pretty good. I don’t know how fast we really were, because when you get out front like that…you just don’t know how fast Austin (Hogue) is. Austin has had a heck-of-a car all year here and he’s a contender every night we come here.”

Dietrich moved up a row and started fourth when outside polesitter J.J. Grosso was not able to fire the car for the feature.

Polesitter Kyle Moody to the lead at the start and led the first four laps before Dietrich drove by on the backstretch after a fifth-lap restart.

He led the rest of the way, but could never shake Hogue, crossing just .72 seconds ahead.

“The other guys are picking up the pace and getting fast and I just wasn’t real comfortable yet,” said Dietrich, “We’ve been hindered so much that I quit looking at the gauges. I’m just trying to put it all behind me and trying to get by. There’s been pretty much pressure on me here, and it’s really good for this team to finally park it on the front stretch.”

Third through fifth were Jim Siegel (who moved into the Lincoln points lead after advancing from seventh starting spot), Robbie Kendall, and tenth-starting Adam Wilt.

Completing the top ten were Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13th-starting Freddie Rahmer, Moody, Tim Glatfelter, and 16th-starting Steve Owings.

Heats for the 30 410 sprints were won by Brian Montieth (who flipped in turn while running ninth on lap 12 of the feature and was credited with 23rd), Glatfelter, and Danny Dietrich, with Brandon Rahmer winning the consolation.


Last week’s winner Tyler Ross was the other feature flip victim, rolling over in turn four of lap 15.

Defending Central PA and Lincoln champion Doug Hammaker claimed his first Lincoln win of the year in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.

Hammaker started fifth and snatched the lead from Jeff Halligan in lapped traffic in turns three and four of lap 11, then held off a late-race charge by Halligan at the end. It was Hammaker’s fifth career Lincoln win, and he became the fourth winner in four 358 events this season.

Third through fifth were 11th-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh, 13th-starting Adrian Shaffer, and tenth-starting Chandler Leiby. Rounding out the top ten were polesitter C.J. Tracy (who led the first lap), Matt Findley, Matt Campbell, Cody Fletcher, and Phil Walter.

Heats for the 30 358 sprints were won by Halligan, Fletcher, and Campbell, with Tyler Esh winning the consolation.

410 Sprints Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,200); 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody; 9. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 10. 35-Steve Owings; 11. 87-Alan Krimes; 12. 8-Billy Dietrich; 13. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 14. 69-Shane Hoff; 15. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 16. 2D-Chase Dietz; 17. 21T-Scott Fisher; 18. 75-Frankie Herr; 19. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 20. 5-Tyler Ross (DNF); 21. 11C-Cory Haas (DNF); 22. 74-Dwayne Gutshall (DNF); 23. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); DNS – 37-JJ Grasso. No Time

Lap Leaders – Kyle Moody (1-4), Danny Dietrich (5-25)

358 Sprints Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 41-Jeff Halligan; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 21-CJ Tracy; 7. 28-Matt Findley; 8. 16-Matt Campbell; 9. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 10. 5-Phil Walter; 11. 9-Daulton Dietrich; 12. 23-Chris Arnold; 13. 35-Tyler Esh; 14. 12B-Mike Bittinger; 15. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 16. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 17. 13-Ryan Higgins; 18. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 19. 7-Trey Hivner; 20. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 21. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 22. 12-Brent Shearer; 23. 56M-DJ Montgomery (DNF); 24. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – CJ Tracy (1), Jeff Halligan (2-9), Doug Hammaker (10-20)

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BRIAN MONTIETH DOMINATES TOMMY HINNERSHITZ MEMORIAL SPRING CLASSIC AT WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Brian Montieth shot from fourth to first on the opening lap and went on to win the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

For Montieth, the driver of Jerry Parrish’s No. 21, the win was his 21st at the track and worth $6,000. It was his first Grove win of the season.

He started fourth, drove by Ryan Smith in turn two, and then by Danny Dietrich in turn four to take the lead on lap one of the 30-lapper.

With five laps completed, Montieth led Dietrich and Smith by 1.881 seconds as he reached the back of the field. Greg Hodnett had moved by Lucas Wolfe and into fourth.

“I got awful close to Ryan in that first corner,” said Montieth. “I beat him to the apex, but not by much. To me, I had to run there. That was the race for me. Other than that, just going out to time trial and not messing up. There’s too many good cars behind me. You mess up, you’re going to get passed.”

“We haven’t been good,” said Montieth. “My boys have spent a lot of time in the shop tearing this thing apart and putting it back together. I don’t think we’re good enough to win every night yet, but we’re making progress. We lucked out with (Dale) Blaney breaking. That moved us up. All the cards played the way they needed to play.”

Dietrich would close as Montieth negotiated lapped traffic. Montieth was racing hard and sliding by slower cars in the corners to keep Dietrich in second.

Montieth momentarily cleared traffic at the halfway point to give him some breathing room over Dietrich. Hodnett, meanwhile, raced around Smith for third.

With 10 laps to go, Montieth had a two-car cushion on Dietrich and was racing in clean air. Hodnett would pass Dietrich in turn two.

Hodnett’s pass by Dietrich wouldn’t count as the yellow flew as point leader Doug Esh did a 360-spin at the end of the frontstretch. He kept going, but the field was slowed with Montieth leading Dietrich and Hodnett with eight laps to go.

Hodnett looked low on Dietrich for a lap after the restart, but the outside groove was too fast and he moved back up to the cushion.

The final lap saw Montieth check-up entering turn three due to a lapped car. He moved low to block Dietrich’s attempt at a slider. The Phoenixville racer would get the win by 0.760 seconds. Dietrich, Hodnett, Stevie Smith and Ryan Smith completed the top five.

Esh, who got his spot back after the yellow, Alan Krimes, Freddie Rahmer, Lucas Wolfe and Cory Haas rounded out the top 10.

Hodnett set fast time over the 26-car field with a lap of 16.971 seconds. S. Smith, Montieth, Wolfe, and R. Smith completed the top five qualifiers. Drivers were given only one lap in time trials due to the impending weather.

The eight-lap heat races were won by Dietrich, Esh and Ott. No consolation was needed as Dale Blaney and Jay Galloway scratched for the night after mechanical problems in their heat races.  The show was moved along fast as rain was in the area.

The Grove returns to action next Friday night with the 410 and URC 360-Sprint cars on the schedule. In two weeks, the 358 Sprints return, along with the third Yellow Breeches 500 race for the 410 Sprints paying $500 to start a regular 25-lap feature.

Feature Results:

Sprint Car Feature (30 laps): 1. Brian Montieth. 2. Danny Dietrich. 3. Greg Hodnett. 4. Stevie Smith. 5. Ryan Smith. 6. Doug Esh. 7. Alan Krimes. 8. Freddie Rahmer. 9. Lucas Wolfe. 10. Cory Haas. 11. Aaron Ott. 12. Pat Cannon. 13. Frankie Herr. 14. Brock Zearfoss. 15. Joe Trenca. 16. Austin Hogue. 17. Troy Fraker. 18. Rodney Westhafer. 19. Dave Blaney. 20. Matt Campbell. 21. Brent Marks. 22. Steve Buckwalter. 23. Lance Dewease. 24. Tim Glatfelter.

Williams Grove Speedway
410 Points
1. Brian Montieth 1170
2. Doug Esh 1160
3. Danny Dietrich 1160
4. Freddie Rahmer 1060
5. Greg Hodnett 1050
6. Autin Hogue 880
7. Alan Krimes 875
8. Brent Marks 870
8. Pat Cannon 870
8. Cory Haas 870

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Eastern Museum of Motor Racing at Williams Grove Speedway Friday Night

York Springs, PA, April 19, 2016

This Friday, April 22, the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will be part of Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial.  The museum staff will have one of Hinnershitz’s race cars on display along with several other historical racing machines.

The cars will be on display in the infield area during the evening’s racing events.  Fans will have access to the equipment providing photographic opportunities.  Volunteers from the museum will answer any questions.

The late Tommy Hinnershitz was from Oley, Pennsylvania and became one of the greatest open wheel drivers, concentrating on mainly Sprint Cars.  During his career, Hinnershitz, known as the Flying Farmer, won 103 Sprint Car main events.  Hinnershitz finished second 92 times and was third 57 times. He was a seven-time AAA and USAC Eastern Sprint Car champion.   Tommy Hinnershitz competed in 1940, ’41, and ’48 Indianapolis 500s.

Upon announcing his retirement on September 24, 1960, Hinnershitz worked on his 60-acre farm.  He returned to racing as a mechanic and worked on Mario Andretti’s first dirt Champ Car at Langhorne Speedway.

Sunday, May 1, will be the return of the annual Gary Wolford Fish Fry and Silver Spring Speedway reunion.  This event, a fundraiser for the museum, begins at 9 a.m. and continues to 5 p.m.  The fish fry is held at the Latimore Valley Fairground located just south of the museum.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing continues to be a showplace for the wide variety of machinery in the world of motorsports.  The museum encompasses various forms of racing equipment.  EMMR is also a leading motorsports research facility and contains the Chris Economaki collection.

The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 100 Baltimore Road, just off Route 15, near York Springs, PA.

For more information visit the museum’s web page at www.emmr.org.

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Lincoln Speedway
As of April 18
1. Brian Montieth 1900
2. Alan Krimes 1895
3. Jim Siegel 1865
4. G. McIntyre Jr. 1855
5. F. Rahmer 1830
6. Cory Haas 1820
6. Adam Wilt 1820
8. Danny Dietrich 1800
9. Austin Hogue 1775
10. Billy Dietrich 1745
358 sprint cars
1. Adrian Shaffer 1010
2. Tyler Esh 945
3. Chandler Leiby 945
3. Matt Campbell 940
5. Jeff Rohrbaugh 925
6. Chris Arnold 925
7. Matt Findley 920
8. Kyle Denmyer 910
9. Ashley Cappetta 895
9. Cody Fletcher 895

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TYLER ROSS SCORES CAREER FIRST IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 4/16/2016 – “This is unbelievable. I need someone to pinch me right now.”

So said Tyler Ross after scoring his first career win in the 410 sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

Points handicapping placed Ross on the outside of the front row for the start, but he dropped to fourth by the end of the first lap. He recovered to pass Robbie Kendall for third on lap two, and then reclaimed second from Austin Hogue on a lap 11 restart, following a caution for Danny Dietrich, who stopped in turn four after bouncing off the wall in turns one and two.

He chased polesitter and race-long leader Tim Glatfelter for the next four laps before grabbing the lead from Trone Outdoor/Eagle Steel #39 on a lap 16 restart.

He led the rest of the way in non-stop racing over the final ten laps, crossing 1.87 seconds ahead of a closing Alan Krimes, who advanced from tenth starting spot to finish second.

“I wasn’t sure it was going to happen, especially this early in the season,” said Ross, “This is only our third time here this year, so to be this fast this early I’m excited to see how the rest of the season goes.”

Glatfelter, Hogue, and Kendall completed the top five, with Jim Siegel, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Brian Montieth, Cory Haas, and Danny Dietrich rounding out the top ten.

“I gotta thank my dad (Sam). He works his tail off all week long in getting this thing ready,” added Ross, “We’ve got a lot of good help this year. I want to thank Rick Lefever from Lefever Electric (prime sponsor). He couldn’t make it tonight. We’ll have to give him a call here.”

“This is my third year here, and I finally learned to get the wing back,” added Ross, “I got a lot of bite coming off the bottom on the restarts, and that helped me get into the corners.

Heats for the 27 410 sprints were won by Danny Dietrich, McIntyre, and Ross, with Billy Dietrich winning the consolation.

Fawn Grove’s Matt Campbell came from eighth starting spot to claim the win in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.

Wyatt Hinkle led the first two laps from the pole before sixth-starting Tyler Esh drove around him into the race lead on lap three. Meanwhile, Campbell followed him into second on the fifth lap before running him down at the half-way point. Campbell led the rest of the way through heavy lapped traffic, crossing 1.47 seconds ahead of Esh, with tenth-starting Adrian Shaffer, Matt Findley, and Jeff Rohrbaugh completing the top five.

Heats for the 31 358 sprints were won by Shaffer, Brie Hershey, and Kyle Denmyer, with Chandler Leiby winning the consolation.

Kyle Lear scored his first career Lincoln win in the Precise Racing Products three-track series opener for 358 late models. Lear started on the pole and raced side-by-side with outside front row starter Sam Gallagher for the first two laps, with Gallagher leading lap one and Lear scored the leader of lap two.

Lear controlled the pace the rest of the way, despite late-race heat from Ralph Morgan, Jr., who pulled alongside Lear racing off the final turns to the checkered flag.

Third through fifth were Gallagher, Randy Christine, Jr., and Shaun Jones.

Heats for the 23 358 late models were won by Lear, Gallagher, and Christine.

Next weekend, Saturday, April 23rd, Lincoln Speedway will host the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends at 7 PM. That night the Legends will compete in a regularly scheduled racing program with 20-lap feature, along with the April 2nd rained-out 20-lap feature. Gates will open at 5 PM.

RACE RESULTS
Saturday, April 16, 2016
410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 5-Tyler Ross ($3,200); 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 8. 21-Brian Montieth; 9. 11C-Cory Haas; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich; 11. 8-Billy Dietrich; 12. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 13. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 14. 99M-Kyle Moody; 15. 10K-Joe Kata, III; 16. 15M-Bobby Mazingo (DNF); 17. 75-Nicole Bower (DNF); 18. 12B-Brad Franks (DNF);19. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 20. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 21. 29-James Pryde (DNF); 22. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 23. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 24. 91-David Quackenbush (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Tim Glatfelter (1-15), Tyler Ross (16-25)

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 16-Matt Campbell; 2. 35-Tyler Esh; 3. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 7. 5-Phil Walter; 8. 66-Doug Hammaker; 9. 97-Brie Hershey; 10. 119-Chandler Leiby; 11. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 12. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 13. 13-Ryan Higgins; 14. 21-CJ Tracy; 15. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 16. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 17. 12-Brent Shearer; 18. 23-Chris Arnold; 19. 7-Trey Hivner; 20. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 21. 00-Chris Frank; 22. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 23. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 24. 11D-Kody Hartlaub (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Wyatt Hinkle (1-2), Tyler Esh (3-9), Matt Campbell (10-20)

358 Late Model Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 151-Kyle Lear; 2. 112-Ralph Morgan, Jr.; 3. 25-Sam Gallagher; 4. 74-Randy Christine, Jr.; 5. 2M-Shaun Jones; 6. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 7. X-Bernie Beard; 8. 87-Eric Irvan; 9. 21M-Matt Murphy; 10. 000-Matt Nailor; 11. 100-Tyler Horst; 12. 43-Jake Jones; 13. 116-Travis Mease; 14. 20-Steve Billet; 15. 4GT-Charles Potts; 16. 23-Todd Snook; 17. NINE-Randy Stoudt; 18. 5-Jake Moser; 19. 57-Brad Shank; 20. 08-Zach Kauffman; 21. 4-John Moser; 22. 22-Chase Billet; 23. 4M-Kyle Moser (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Sam Gallagher (1), Kyle Lear (2-20)

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Doug Esh Hammers Home To Win Williams Grove, Ellerman scores 305s

4/15/16

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Mechanicsburg – Doug Esh of Lancaster put the hammer down to overtake Austin Hogue and go on to win the 410 sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

Elsewhere in the 20-lap 305 sprint main it was Landisburg’s Scott Ellerman taking the victory on his birthday.

The 25-lap sprint car main was red flagged on just the first lap when polesitter Matt Campbell cleared the outside turns three and four fence, flipping wildly but escaping injury.

Leader Austin Hogue continued on his way when action resumed with seventh starter Esh running third as the fieentered the backmarkers on the eighth tour, just before a final caution flag unfuled with nine laps away.

Esh got around Brock Zearfoss for second on the restart and began chasing Hogue for the lead and win.

And of course Hogue again entered the backmarkers and it was at that point when Esh was able to more substantially close the gap between he and the leader.

But time was running out as the laps clicked off and it took until three laps to go for Esh to get around the fleet running Hogue.

Esh was able to throw his No. 07 in front of Hogue with a deep swoop into the third corner before driving up across the track to take control as lap 22 was scored.

The Lancaster driver then pulled away to a 1.699 second lead at the finish over Hogue.

It was Esh’s 23rd career win at the oval, worth $3,600.

As the race came to the checkers, Danny Dietrich pounced on Brian Montieth in the third corner for third after Montieth had driven from seventh into the spot.

Montieth ended up fourth followed by Greg Hodnett.

Sixth through 10th went to Lance Dewease in his first Williams Grove start of the season, Brock Zearfoss, Freddie Rahmer, Stevie Smith and  Mark Smith.

Heats went to Rahmer, Mark Smith and Hogue with the consolation going to Lucas Wolfe.

Jaremi Hanson took the lead at the start of the 305 sprint main followed by Ellerman.

And just like in the 410 sprint car main, traffic would play a factor in the race for the lead.

Hanson struggled with the backmarkers giving Ellerman his chance and he made good on a run with three laps to go to steal the win.

Hanson then tried to come back on Ellerman for the victory but to no avail as a caution flag with two laps to go cleared the track, allowing Ellerman to drive away.

Mike Kiser was third followed by Zach Newlin and Jordan Thomas.

Sixth through 10th went to George Riden, Colby Dice, Dave Brown Jr., Ken Duke and Stephanie Dodson.

Jared Esh won the Wee Bee Audio and Video Hard Charger Award for driving from 23rd to 15th at the finish.

Heats went to Ellerman, Newlin and Riden with Rick Stief taking the consolation race.

April 15, 2016 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Doug Esh, 2. Austin Hogue, 3. Danny Dietrich, 4. Brian Montieth, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Lance Deweae, 7. Brock Zearfoss, 8. Freddie Rahmer, 9. Stevie Smith, 10. Mark Smith, 11. Lucas Wolfe, 12. Alan Krimes, 13. Brent Marks, 14. Steve Buckwalter, 15. Rick Lafferty, 16. Rodney Westhafer, 17. Chad Trout, 18. Tim Glatfelter, 19. Cory Haas, 20. Daryl Stimeling, 21. Pat Cannon, 22. Nicole Bower, 23. Wayne Dadetto, 24. Matt Campbell

305 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Scott Ellerman, 2. Jeremi Hanson, 3. Mike Kiser, 4. Zach Newlin, 5. Jordan Thomas, 6. George Riden, 7. Colby Dice, 8. Dave Brown Jr., 9. Ken Duke, 10. Stephanie Dodson, 11. John Martin, 12. Darren Miller, 13. Jeff Geiges, 14. Geoff Gill, 15. Jared Esh, 16. Kyle Ganoe, 17. Alex Potsoky, 18. Scott Lutz, 19. Erin Statler, 20. Ian Detweiler, 21. Jay Krout, 22. Jon Haegele, 23. Andrew Hake, 24. Rick Steif

410 Points
1. Doug Esh 940
2. Danny Dietrich 890
3. Brian Montieth 870
4. Freddie Rahmer 860
5. Greg Hodnett 800
6. Brent Marks 770
7. Autin Hogue 750
8. Mark Smith 740
9. Pat Cannon 710
10. Cory Haas 690

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TRACTOR PULL AND $4,000 TO WIN 410 SPRINT CAR RACE HIGHLIGHT FRED RAHMER’S PARTY AT THE PATH SEASON OPENER

SPRING RUN, Pa. (April 14, 2016) – Fred Rahmer Promotions kicks off 2016 in high gear when the fastest cars on dirt team up with the most powerful trucks and tractors in the Franklin County, Pennsylvania region for a double header fit for every automotive enthusiast.  

Sunday, May 1, Fred Rahmer Promotions and Interstate Truck and Tractor Pullers present the Path Valley Power Fest, featuring a Truck and Tractor Pull at Hammond’s Grove Picnic Area, and 410 Sprint Cars and 600cc Micro Sprints on the 1/4-mile Path Valley Speedway dirt track.

“We’re trying to bring the fans out and entertain them in a variety of ways,” event promoter Fred Rahmer explained.  “By combining the tractor pulls and the Sprint Cars we provide families the opportunity to see a full day of action.”

The Truck and Tractor Pull kicks off at 2 PM at Hammond’s Grove picnic area – just a mile away from the Path Valley Speedway on Route 531 – with a five-division show featuring the 1800 horsepower Mod Turbo Tractors.  General admission Adult tickets for the Tractor Pull are $12 and Children 8-12 are $6

The show rounds out at 6 PM when the fastest Sprint Car drivers in the region descend upon the Path Valley Speedway Park for a full show of 410 Sprint Cars and 600c Micro Sprints on the famed 1/4-mile bullring. The 410 Sprint Cars compete in $4,000-to-win event, while the 600cc Micro Sprints battle for a $1,000 top prize.

Like past Fred Rahmer Promotions events, the bonus money is plentiful.

A $200 bonus is offered to the winner of each 410 Sprint Car qualifying heat event, a $500 bonus is set-up for the driver posting the Fast Time, and the A-Main Tru-Line Contractors Hard Charger will receive a $200 bonus.

A highlight of the 410 Sprint Car season at Party at the Path events is the opportunity for a randomly selected competitor to win a four-night trip to Las Vegas, with airfare and hotel accommodations for two people.  To be entered into the drawing, a driver must compete in all three of Fred Rahmer Promotions events at Path Valley Speedway.

600 Micro Sprint competitor Perfect Attendance bonuses include random drawings for a XXX Micro Sprint Racing Chassis, a $500 Hyper Racing Gift Certificate, and a test session in one of Fred Rahmer’s RBR Racing 410 Sprint Cars.  An additional test session will be awarded to the competitor that wins the season-long Micro Sprint Point Standings.

Competitors interested in participating can find entry forms and a full pay structure at www.fredrahmerpromotions.com

General Admission tickets at Path Valley Speedway are $20 and children under 12 are admitted FREE!  NEW Premium Grandstand Seating is available for $25 and General Pit Access is $30.

A discount of $2 is available for fans attending both events.  Fans can purchase General Admission wristbands at the Path Valley Speedway Park starting at noon and can display that wristband at Hammond’s Grove to receive their discount.  Fans can also display their Tractor Pull Admission wristband at the Path Valley Speedway and receive the same discount.

Fred Rahmer Promotions can be found online at www.fredrahmerpromotions.com, on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/fredrahmerpromotions, and on Twitter @RahmerRacing

Interstate Truck and Tractor Pullers is available online at www.interstatepullers.com or www.facebook.com/interstatepullers

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NEWVILLE FAMILY OF COMPANIES ANNOUNCES TITLE SPONSORSHIP OF WEEKLY SPRINT CAR RACING AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY IN 2016

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway welcomes the Newville Family of Companies as the title sponsor of the weekly 360 sprint car racing programs at the historic Snyder County oval in 2016. The sponsorship includes several incentive programs that are also designed to support 358 sprint car teams.

Owned and operated by veteran open wheel racer Jim Shuster, the Newville Family of Companies includes Newville Electric Services, Newville Construction Drilling & Blasting Specialists, Newville Mat Company, and Eleven Oaks Farms.

“We’re very grateful to Jim Shuster and his family for their generosity in putting together this major sponsorship of the sprint car racing programs at Selinsgrove Speedway,” said speedway General Manager Steve Inch. “Jim and his son Mallie have been avid supporters of the 360 sprint car program, and this sponsorship confirms their commitment to helping us make the division a success at Selinsgrove.”

In addition to co-sponsoring the $10,000 point fund for the 360 sprint cars with Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, several incentive programs will also be in place this season courtesy of the Newville Family of Companies.

For the first time, the speedway will offer the Sprint Car Heat Race Victory Bonus for the driver who wins the most heat wins ($500), second most qualifiers ($250), and third most heat races ($100) at the conclusion of the season.

For 358 sprint car teams who compete with the 360 sprints at Selinsgrove, there is a competition bonus program and a separate $2,000 point fund for 358 sprint drivers who support the track this season.

The 358 competition bonus program will be in effect for non-sanctioned 358-360 sprint car races at the track this year, including May 7, May 14, June 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, Aug. 6, Aug. 20, and Aug. 27. The first 358 sprint car driver to cross the finish line will earn a $200 bonus in the main events on the aforementioned dates, with $125 and $100 bonuses being paid to 358 drivers who cross the finish line second and third, respectively.

A $1,000 bonus is being posted to the 358 sprint car point champion, with $500, $300, and $200 being paid to the top four 358 sprint car point finishers who compete in at least half of the designated race dates.

“We put some incentives in place to encourage 358 sprint car drivers to race Selinsgrove,” said Jim Shuster. “For 13 years the 358’s were the open wheel division before the track transitioned to the 360 sprints in 2014.  Hopefully the bonus money helps out some of those teams that haven’t yet made the switch from 358’s to 360’s.”   

About the Newville Family of Companies:

Newville Electrical Services supports the construction and maintenance of transmission lines. Services include installation of rock construction entrances, access roads, work pads, wire pull sites and more.

Newville Construction Drilling & Blasting provides services to residential, commercial, and publicly funded projects in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, and New Jersey. The company’s specialty blasting services include demolition projects on bridges, buildings, smokestacks, and dams, including demolitions in urban areas and even underwater.

Newville Mat Company is becoming a bigger part of the company’s projects and has begun producing its own mats which are less expensive and allow the company to provide matting at a lower price to customers.

Eleven Oaks Farms owns and operates two farms located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and supplies Newville Electrical Services with all the agricultural products used on its projects, specifically final restoration and seeding of the work areas.

For more information about the Newville Family of Companies, visit blastncs.com.

The first race at Selinsgrove Speedway was held on July 20, 1946, and was won by Hall of Fame driver Bill Holland, who went on to win the 1949 Indianapolis 500. Following a brief closure in the early 1960’s, the speedway reopened in 1963. The upcoming 2016 season will mark the 54th consecutive year of motorsports excitement on the superspeedway of dirt track racing!

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GREG HODNETT WINS THRILLER IN BAPS 410 SPRINT SERIES OPENER

Doug Hammaker Wins King of the Hill 358 Sprints

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA 4/10/16

It’s been one of the most anticipated events of the season and if Sunday night’s BAPS Coatings & Supplies 410 Sprint Series opener at Susquehanna Speedway is any indication of what the remainder of the season brings, fans are in for a real treat.

Greg Hodnett held off a late race challenge from Lance Dewease to capture the opening night of the seven race BAPS 410 Sprint Series which was his fourth overall win on the season aboard the Mike Heffner Racing Enterprises owned No. 27.

After earning a redraw spot in his heat race advancing from 10th to third, Hodnett, of Spring Grove drew the number five for the 25-lap feature event and ran inside the top five during the first half of the race before grabbing the lead on lap 16 from Blane Heimbach.

Heimbach started on the outside front row and took the lead from Adam Wilt just before the midway point of the race.

Three early incidents slowed the event, the worst coming on lap six when Logan Wagner crashed hard in turn one to bring out a red flag.

Dewease, making his first start behind the wheel of the familiar Don Kreitz, Jr. owned No. 69K started 13th and turned in a great run, battling Hodnett for the lead during the late laps.

Heimbach settled for the third place finish with Lucas Wolfe coming from 14th to finish fourth with Wilt rounding out the top five.

Danny Dietrich, Ryan Smith, Brent Marks, Austin Hogue and 19th starter Doug Esh completed the top 10 finishers.

Ryan Smith, Anthony Fiore and Brent Marks were heat winners for the 29 BAPS 410 Sprint cars pitside. Doug Esh topped the consolation.

Defending Central PA 358 Sprint Car champion Doug Hammaker dominated the 20-lap Capitol Renegade King of the 358 Sprint Car feature.

The Grantville driver scored his first win of the 2016 season leading all the way to take the win over Glenndon Forsythe, Kevin Nouse, Tyler Esh and Adrian Shaffer.

Tyler Esh, Glenndon Forsythe and Adrian Shaffer won heats for the 29 358 Sprint Cars. The consolation was won by Kody Hartlaub.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action this coming Saturday, April 16 with the return of the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman in their third race of the season. Joining the Sportsman for the first time this season will be the ARDC Midgets, Xtreme Stocks and the Mini Vans. It will also be York County Racing Club Night at the speedway. Pits open at 4pm, Grandstands at 5pm with racing beginning at 7pm.

For the latest news and results, fans are reminded to visit www.susquuehannaspeedway.net.

BAPS COATINGS & SUPPLIES 410 SPRINTS
25 Laps: 1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 3. 12-Blane  Heimbach, 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 5. 15-Adam Wilt, 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 7. 94-Ryan Smith, 8. 19M-Brent Marks, 9. 52-Austin Hogue, 10. 07-Doug Esh, 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfos,, 12. 21-Brian Montieth, 13. 5-Tyler Ross, 14. 24-Steve Buckwalter, 15. 59-Jim Siegel, 16. 87-Alan Krimes, 17. 99M-Kyle Moody, 18. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 19. 39-Tim Glatfelter, 20. 11C-Cory Haas, 21. 91-Anthony Fiore, 22. 7W-Logan Wagner, 23. 25-Aaron Ott, 24. 8-Billy Dietrich.
Did Not Qualify: Bradley Howard, Mark Smith, Nicole Bower, Michael Wagner, Anthony Macri.

358 SPRINTS
20 Laps: 1. 66-Doug Hammerk, 2. 21T-Glenndon Forsythe, 3. 1J-Kevin Nouse, 4. 35-Tyler Esh, 5. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 6. 39-JB Cunningham, 7. 19-Troy Wagaman, 8. 94-Ryan Linder, 9. 66A-Cody Fletcher, 10. 119-Chandler Leiby, 11. 12-Mike Bittinger, 12. 80-Todd Reed, 13. 23-Chris Arnold, 14. 00-Chris Frank, 15. 77-David Holbrook, 16. 41-Jeff Halligan, 17. 12-Brent Shearer, 18. 18-Nyle Berkes, 19. 16-Matt Campbell, 20. 11D-Kody Hartlaub, 21. 23J-Jake Eldreth, 22. 9-Dalton Dietrich, 23. 14C-Dave Carlburg, 24. 90-Jordan Givler.

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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY WILL OPEN THIS SATURDAY WITH SPRING SHOWDOWN FEATURING EMPIRE SUPER SPRINT & UNITED RACING CLUB 360 SPRINT CARS PLUS SUPER LATE MODELS & PRO STOCKS!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will open the 2016 season at 6 p.m. this Saturday, April 16, featuring the Empire Super Sprints (ESS) and United Racing Club (URC) 360 sprint cars in the 30-lap Spring Showdown paying $2,200 to win out of a stout $13,600 purse for the track’s headline open wheel division!

Following two early season cancellations due to inclement weather, the Snyder County half-mile oval will present the first blockbuster tripleheader program this weekend under the new Speedway Management Group promotional team.

The super late models and pro stocks will also be on the racing card in 25-lap and 15-lap main events, respectively. All three divisions will draw for starting positions for qualifying. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.

360 sprint car teams will be subject to their respective Club rules and track rules for this event.

There will be no racing at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, April 23.

Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series will visit Selinsgrove for the first time in 16 years on SUNDAY, April 24, in the Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars at 6 p.m.  The race will be the first of five special events for the 410 sprint cars at the track this season.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile track located inside of Selinsgrove Speedway’s half-mile oval, will open its 16th season at 7 p.m. this Friday, April 15, with a complete program of go kart and 125 micro sprint car racing. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

2016 Spring Showdown 360 Sprint Car Purse: 1) $2,200 2) $1,400 3) $1,000 4) $700 5) $650 6) $600 7) $575 8) $550 9) $525 10) $500 11) $475 12) $450 13) $425 14) $400 15) $375 16) $350 17) $325 18-24) $300
Sprint Car Tow: $50

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Race To Cure Cancer Night Saturday At Port Royal

All Stars Kauffman Sprint Classic & Moon Shine Camo® Late Model Series Looms April 23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

4/10/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway is set for Race To Cure Cancer Night coming up this Saturday, April 16 at 6 pm featuring the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints, the Aumiller’s Insurance super late models and the PASS/IMCA 305 sprints.

Also on the program will be the completion of the rained out 305 sprint main held over from April 2.

As part of the night, 50-cents from the sale of each general admission ticket sold will be given to the American Cancer Society chapter of State College.

Adult general admission for the show is $15 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for just $7.  Pit gates open at 3 pm with general admission gates opening at 4.

Following the April 16 program, all attention turns to the big Keith Kauffman Classic for Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints and the kickoff of the Moon Shine Camo® Rt. 35 Dirt Late Model Challenge series between Port Royal and Selinsgrove Speedways, at 7 pm.

The Kauffman Classic will go 30-laps for $5,000 to win while the Moon Shine Late Model Series feature will pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start the 25-lap main event.

A banner field of cars is expected to enter both events with the likes of Dale Blaney, Dave Blaney, Sheldon Haudenschild, Chad Kemenah, Danny Holtgraver, Kraig Kinser and more competing in the Kauffman All Stars Classic.

The late model field should be tough as well with stars like Dylan Yoder, Jim Yoder, Nick Dickson and more likely to be on hand.

Port Royal is in action on April 30 with 410 sprints, super late models and the PASS/IMCA 305 sprints.

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Another Yellow Breeches 500 For Sprints Plus 305s Friday At Williams Grove

4/10/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – The second race of the 2016 Yellow Breeches 500 Series for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints is on tap this Friday night, April 15 at Williams Grove Speedway.

The night will also include the first appearance of the season at the track by the popular IMCA/PASS 305 sprints.

Racing begins at 8 pm with general admission gates opening at 6.

Adult general admission for the show is $14 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for free at Williams Grove.

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 ticket sales this week will be donated to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lancaster County.

The track will play host to numerous brothers and sisters matches from across the Harrisburg region for the program.

The Yellow Breeches 500 race will be a normally handicapped feature event going 25 laps in distance however it will pay the posted $500 just to start as part of the Breeches Series.

Pat Cannon won the first race in the Breeches Series on April 1.

Young Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville has put himself atop the very early season Williams Grove 410 sprint point standings to date, chased by Danny Dietrich and Doug Esh.     

Williams Grove will present the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial for 410 sprints along with street stock racing on April 22.

The sprint car drivers will compete in a 30-lap main event paying $6,000 to win out of a total purse of nearly $30,000 for the Hinnershitz Memorial.

The Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial will be the first race in the 2016 Hoosier Diamond Series.

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LINCOLN CANCELS SATURDAY APRIL 9TH RACING PROGRAM

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA - 4/8/2016 - Due to the forecast of cold, wet, and windy conditions tomorrow, Lincoln Speedway has canceled the April 9th racing program of 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman and Street Stocks.

Next week Lincoln Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, April 16th, with ARCH NIGHT featuring the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and 358 Late Models. Racing action will get underway at 7 PM with gates opening at 5 PM.

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FORECAST FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER POSTPONES SELINSGROVE OPENER

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Due to the forecast for unseasonably cold temperatures and snow showers, this Saturday’s season opener for 360 sprint cars, super late models, and pro stocks at Selinsgrove Speedway has been postponed until next week, Saturday, April 16.

A decision on this Sunday’s first Burris Money Series kart race of the season at Selinsgrove Raceway Park will be made tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon.

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Weather Stops Port Royla Speedway

4/8/16
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Port Royal, Pa - The forecast for unseasonable weather and even a few inches of snow on Friday night has persuaded Port Royal Speedway officials to cancel the April 9 racing program. The track will return to action on April 16 with Race To Cure Cancer Night featuring the 410 sprints, super late models and the IMCA/PASS 305 sprints at 6 pm.

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BAPS 410 SPRINT SERIES DEBUTS SUNDAY AT SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY; BEER HILL GANG DISCOUNT FOR FANS FOR 2016

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA 4/6/16

The first of seven BAPS Coatings and Supplies 410 Sprint Series takes center stage this Sunday night at Susquehanna Speedway.

The event carries much enthusiasm from 410 Sprint car fans as it will be the first time the high flying sprint cars take to the newly revamped oval under new management of track owner Scott Gobrecht and general manager Kolten Gouse.

“This weekend is very special for us, to have BAPS Paints a part of this sprint car series is amazing,” said Gouse. “Their involvement in racing is second to none and we couldn’t do this without them.”

And for all BAPS 410 Sprint event this season, track management has put in place a special discount for anyone wearing 2015 or older Beer Hill Gang Merchandise. Fans entering the track will receive $2 off general admission to all of the 410 Sprint car events this year if they are wearing any of this apparel. This offer is not valid with any coupon or other discount).

The 410 Sprint cars will draw for starting positions this Sunday night and that Pill Draw will be called the Beer Hill Gang Pill Draw.

“I am beyond excited to offer this deal with the BeerHill Gang fans,” added Gouse. “They are the most loyal fans in the area and we are very grateful to have them a part of Susquehanna Speedway in 2016.”

Joining the BAPS 410 Sprints will be the first event of the season for the 358 Sprint cars. The Capitol Renegade King of the Hill 358 Sprint cars is an eight-race, stand alone series that will pay the champion $2,000. Capitol Renegade has also sweetened the pot by awarding the top three series point finishers gift certificates. Susquehanna will feature two of the eight King of the Hill 358 sprint races.  

Six more big BAPS 410 Sprint car shows grace the 2016 Susquehanna Speedway schedule with the next event slated for Sunday, May 8 as the inaugural Kevin Gobrecht Classic will be presented. Other 410 Sprint car dates include a June date to be announced, July 17, August 21, September 22 and the season finale on November 5.

Pit gates open this Sunday at 4PM with grandstand gates opening at 5PM. The first green flag is scheduled for 6PM.

General admission will be $18 for Adults, $16 for Young Adults Ages 13-17, $16 for Seniors 60 and older while Kids 12 and Under are Free. Pit passes will be $30 per person.

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Lincoln Speedway
410 sprint cars
March 26
1. Brian Montieth 1360
2. Adam Wilt 1295
3. Danny Dietrich 1265
4. Freddie Rahmer 1245
5. Jim Siegel 1230
6. Alan Krimes 1225
7. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 1205
8. Austin Hogue 1195
9. Cory Haas 1175
10. Billy Dietrich 1160
358 sprint cars
1. Chris Arnold 350
2. Matt Campbell 340
3. Adrian Shaffer 335
4. David Holbrook 330
5. Troy Wagaman Jr. 325
6. Jeff Halligan 320
7. Chandler Leiby 315
8. Ashley Cappetta 310
9. Matt Findley 305
10. Tyler Esh 300

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GREGG FOSTER OPENS SUSQUEHANNA SEASON WITH SPORTSMAN WIN

YORK HAVEN, PA 3/26/16

Harrisburg’s Gregg Foster helped usher in a new season of racing at Susquehanna Speedway to become the first winner of the new era of racing under the Scott Gobrecht/Kolten Gouse banner.

Foster held off repeated challenges from Kevin Nouse to score the opening night 25-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature win Saturday at the York Haven oval.

It marked the first competitive night of action at the York County track under the new management as a nice size crowd came out to see all of the off-season changes to the facility as well as all of the action on the new racing surface.

Other winners on opening night included Dover’s Gene Knaub in the 358 Late Models, Halifax’s Craig Morgan in the Street Stocks and defending series champ Bill Diehl of Craley, PA was the ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends winner.

Foster started on the front row of the 25-lap Super Sportsman feature and only momentarily lost the point during the early stages of the race despite battle throttle issues.

Foster was able to keep Mechanicsburg’s Kevin Nouse at bay to secure the win aboard his American Legion Dept. of Pennsylvania RPM Chassis No. 32.

Nouse came home in the runner-up spot with Newville’s Russ Mitten earning the Hard Charger award after starting back in the 15th spot and finishing third.

Fourth went to Newville’s Devin Beidel with Marysville’s Kenny Edkin rounding out the top five finishers.

Sixth through tenth were 18th starting Timmie Barrick, Rich Eichelberger, Scott Geesey, Jay Fannasy and Tony Jackson.

Heat races for the 31 Super Sportsman were won by Mike Enders, Scott Dellinger and Rick Barr with Davey Walsh topping the consolation.

Gene Knaub continued his domination in the 358 late model ranks as he opened the Susquehanna season with a victory in the 20-lap feature over Jake Jones, Steve Billet, Randy Christine, Jr. and Justin Ehrhart. Knaub started fourth and took control from Jones on the fifth lap.

Christine and Chase Billet were late model heat winners with 20 cars pitside.

Despite starting fourth, Craig Morgan led every lap to win the Street Stock feature, taking the checkered flag over Jasen Geesaman, Eddie Richards, Ryan Smith and Jim Palm.

Heats for the 28 cars were won by Jason Townsend, Eddie Richards and Ryan Smith.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action Saturday, April 2 at 6PM with a three-division program of Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman, 358 Late Models and Street Stocks.

SUPER SPORTSMAN 25 LAPS:
1. 32-Gregg Foster, 2. 1J-Kevin Nouse, 3. 77-Russ Mitten, 4. 19-Devin Beidel, 5. 75-Kenny Edkin, 6. 7B-Timmie Barrick, 7. 8-Rich Eichelberger, 8. 41-Scott Geesey, 9. 222-Jay Fannasy, 10. 17J-Tony Jackson, 11. 55C-Chad Criswell, 12. 99-Chad Smith, 13. 318-Teddy Thomas, 14. 99G-Scott Grace, 15. 6-Steve Wilbur, 16. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, 17. 3B-Mike Enders, 18. 14-Nate Young, 19. 30-Scott Dellinger, 20. 4-Joe Bryson, 21. 44-Russ Lebo, 22. 20W-Davey Walsh, 23. 00-Rick Barr, 24. 58-Paul Miller.

358 LATE MODELS 20 LAPS: 1. 1-Gene Knaub, 2. 43-Jake Jones, 3. 20-Steve Billet, 4. 74-Randy Christine, Jr., 5. 69-Justin Ehrhart, 6. NINE-Randy Stoudt, 7. 48-Chris Knopp, 8. 57-Brad Shank, 9. 19L-Dave Latsha, 10. 116-Travis Mease, 11. 31-Dave Ogin, 12. 89-Sonny Norris, 13. 19-Drew Weisser, 14. 3-Ron Kline, 15. 722-Pat McNeal, 16. 000-Matt Nailor, 17. 2-Scott Richwine, 18. 21M-Matt Murphy, 19. 22-Chase Billet, 20. 62-Devin Frey.

Super Sportsman Points
1. Gregg Foster 250
2. Kevin Nouse 240
3. Russ Mitten 230
4. Devin Beidel 220
5. Kenny Edkin 210
6. Timmie Barrick 200
7. Rich Eichelberger 190
8. Scott Geesey 180
9. Jay Fannasy 170
10. Tony Jackson 160

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Port Royal Hosts Camera & Autograph Night April 2

Racing offers 410 sprints, super late models and kickoff of 305 sprint series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/27/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway will present its first Camera & Autograph Night of the season this Saturday, April 2 with racing slated for 6 pm.

For the purchase of a general admission ticket this week, fans will be permitted access to the pit area from 4 until 5 pm in order to meet their favorite drivers and take photos.

Racing action includes the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints, Aumiller’s Insurance super late models and the kickoff of the 2016 River Valley Builders 305 sprint car series.

Adult general admission is $15 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for JUST $7.

General admission gates open at 4 pm with pits opening at 3 pm.

The track will return on April 9 with $1 Hot Dog Night, when all racing weenies can pick up a hot dog for just $1 throughout the night.

Racing action will feature the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints, Aumiller’s Insurance super late models, Gray’s Auto and Towing 355 econo – late models and the season debut of the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks.

The biggest sprint car show of the early season will take place on April 23 when Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars invade to contest the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic, paying $5,000 to win in honor of the all-time oval great.

April 23 will also kickoff the inaugural Moon Shine Camo Rt. 35 Port Royal and Selinsgrove Speedways Dirt Late Model Challenge Series with the super late models vying for $2,000 to win.

An afternoon internet radio broadcast, car show and driver meet and greet is slated for noon to 3 pm on April 23 at The Red Zone Sports Bar & Grill located along Rt. 35 in Mifflintown on April 23.

More details on the special race and afternoon at The Red Zone will be forthcoming.   

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Williams Grove Hosts First Yellow Breeches 500 Series Sprint Race Friday

358 sprints to debut April 1as well

3/27/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host the first race in the 2016 Yellow Breeches 500 series for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints coming up this Friday night, April 1 at 8 pm.

Also on the racing program will be the first race of the season for the HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprint cars.

Full programs of heat races and features going 25 laps in distance for the 410 sprints and 20 laps for the 358 sprints are slated.

Adult general admission for the show is $14 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for free at Williams Grove.

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 ticket sales this week will be donated to the Autism Society of Harrisburg.

The society will be promoting their upcoming Logan’s Run slated for April 16 on Harrisburg city island.   

The Yellow Breeches 500 series is comprised of a group of sprint car races paying a hefty $500 to start in what will be 25-lap main events lined up using the normal handicapping procedure.   There will be no time trials.

Several more of the 500 series races are slated throughout the season.

Williams Grove Speedway returns on April 8 with the 410 sprints and the first race of the season for the super sportsman at the oval.

A blood drive benefiting the Central Pa blook bank will be held during the racing program.

Another Yellow Breeches 500 event will take place on April 15 along with action for the PASS IMCA 305 sprint cars.   

Williams Grove will present the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial for 410 sprints along with street stock racing on April 22.

The Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial will be the first race in the 2016 Hoosier Diamond Series.

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Satterlee Wins Clash Of Late Model Titans In Talent-Laden Port Royal UFO Launch

Aaron Ott Wires For Sprints, Garlock Claims UFO Semi-Lates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/26/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Some 102 race cars jammed the Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night as the UFO Super Late Models kicked off their 2016 series in a clash of the late model titans that saw Rochester Mills’ Gregg Satterlee prevail in an action packed event for the $3,000 payday.

In the UFO Semi-Late Model main, Rance Garlock took the lead from Eric Irvin and then held off Kyle Lee for the $1,000 victory.

And East Berlin’s Aaron Ott wired the field for the victory going away in the 25-lap 410 sprint car main, leaving the rest of the field to fight for second place.

A star-laden field of 42 UFO Super Late Models entered action for the series kickoff with amazing drives to the front by the likes of Mason Zeigler, Jason Covert and Kyle Hardy turned in during the four heat races.

Dylan Yoder set a new 12-lap track record in the third heat only to have that mark eclipsed in the fourth qualifier by Gregg Satterlee.

And that set up the 35-lap UFO main event with Mike Altobelli and Satterlee drawing the front row for the start.

With Satterlee on the front row, the event could have threatened to be a run away but drivers like Zeigler, Covert, Andy Haus and Austin Hubbard had other ideas.

Satterlee took the lead at the beginning over Altobelli and saw his pace slowed for the first time on the eighth lap for debris with Covert and Zeigler in fourth and fifth.

Covert jumped to third on the restart and took second on the 10th tour and Zeigler followed into third on the 13th tour.

Zeigler got the better of Covert at the new green and was chasing Satterlee for the lead when Dylan Yoder came up with a flat tire with 18 laps recorded.

Satterlee was chased by Zeigler, Covert, Austin Hubbard and Haus for the return to action.

And it was action that ensued as Zeigler muscled into the lead over Satterlee as racing continued however once getting the lead Satterlee remained within striking distance and with 12 laps to go, Zeigler’s lead was just a scant .086 seconds as the fans rose to their feet.

On the ensuing lap, Satterlee dug himself into the lead again over Zeigler, having control at the line by a miniscule .026 seconds and shortly after regaining control, a two-car tangle at the end of the backchute between Matt Sponaugle and Tom Decker Jr. stopped the race with 11 laps to go.

Covert pounced on the restart, driving back around Zeigler for second as Hubbard, Zeigler and Haus raced hard for third.

And that race for third was so contentious that the pair of Zeigler and Haus made contact in the third corner with eight laps to go, ending with Zeigler withdrawing and Haus continuing as Hubbard took the spot.

That final restart yielded no changes as Satterlee pulled away to the finish to pick up his hard-fought third career win at the oval by 1.658 seconds ahead of Covert, Hubbard, 18th starter Dan Stone and 19th starter Jim Yoder.

Sixth through 10th went to Kyle Hardy, Don Lingo Jr., Chad Hollenbeck, Matt Parks and Mike Lupfer.

All three podium finishers praised the speedway surface for its top to bottom lanes producing an outstanding event with Covert proclaiming the speedway as the best on the East Coast while also noting that fans got the chance to see four or five of the best late model racers in the country all in the same race at the front during the exciting main event.

Four heats went to Covert, Haus, Dylan Yoder and Satterlee with twin B Mains going to Tim Wilson and Hollenbeck.

Aaron Ott led all 25 laps of the 410 sprint car main, entering the rear of the field on just the fourth circuit, chased by Logan Wagner and Ryan Taylor.

At the halfway point, Ott has a 2.004 second lead over Wagner and Doug Esh who was up to third.

With 10 to go Ott’s lead was 4.5 seconds and at the finish he had stretched his advantage to 7.426 seconds, having lapped up to seventh place by the finish.

Esh got by Wagner for second with six laps to go but was more than a half lap behind at the finish.

Wagner was third followed by Greg Hodnett and Taylor.

Sixth through 10th went to Brock Zearfoss, Mark Smith, Mike Wagner, Wayne Dadetto and Curt Stroup.

Heats went to Mike Wagner, Logan Wagner and Taylor.

Rance Garlock took the lead from Eric Irvin on the seventh lap of the 25-lap UFO semi late model main after losing control from the pole at the beginning.

Garlock saw the machine of eighth starter Kyle Lee drive into second with 11 laps to go and close in for the lead but Garlock was able to hold on for the win by .332 seconds.

Irvin settled for third followed by Ralph Morgan and Dillan Stake.

Sixth through 10th went to Todd Snook, Andy Friese, Tim Krape, Grant Adams and Nathan Lasalle.

Feature finishes:
3/26/16

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Aaron Ott, 2. Doug Esh, 3. Logan Wagner, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Ryan Taylor, 6. Brock Zearfoss, 7. Mark Smith, 8. Mike Wagner, 9. Wayne Dadetto, 10. Curt Stroup, 11. Davie Franek, 12. Daryl Stimeling, 13. Cory Thornton, 14. Kevin Albert, 15. Dylan Cisney, 16. Kody Lehman, 17. Tyler Bear, 18. Joey Hershey, 19. Jevon Ahner, 20. Dave Jones, 21. Mike Wagner II., 22. Phil Walter

Late models, 35 laps: 1. Gregg Satterlee, 2. Jason Covert, 3. Austin Hubbard, 4. Dan Stone, 5. Jim Yoder, 6. Kyle Hardy, 7. Don Lingo Jr., 8. Chad Hollenbeck, 9. Matt Parks, 10. Mike Lupfer, 11. Andrew Yoder, 12. Andy Haus, 13. Nick Dickson, 14. Tim Wilson, 15. Chad Myers, 16. Coleby Frye, 17. Trent Brenneman, 18. Mason Zeigler, 19. Matt Sponaugle, 20. Tom Decker Jr., 21. Mike Altobelli, 22. Dylan Yoder, 23. Tim Smith Jr., 24. Rick Singleton, 25. Billy Wampler, 26. Waylon Wagner

Limited late models, 25 laps: 1. Rance Garlock, 2. Kyle Lee, 3. Eric Irvin, 4. Ralph Morgan, 5. Dillan Stake, 6. Todd Snook, 7. Andy Friese, 8. Tim Krape, 9. Grant Adams, 10. Nathan Lasalle, 11. Tim Fedder, 12. Cam Zeigler, 13. Sam Gallagher, 14. Eric Summey, 15. Curtis Teats, 16. Tom Krape, 17. Kevin Palmer, 18. Dwayne Brooks, 19. Robbie Black, 20. Brad Kling, 21. Devin Hart, 22. Shaun Miller, 23. Kenny Yoder, 24. AJ Stroup

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KAHNE SCORES FIRST CAREER LINCOLN WIN IN 410 SPRINT SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP

Chris Arnold holds off Matt Campbell to claim season opener for 358 sprints

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 3/26/16 – NASCAR star Kasey Kahne showed ‘em how it’s done at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

Kahne, making a rare appearance in the Pigeon Hills, made the most of his weekend off by out-dragging Lincoln point leader and polesitter Brian Montieth to the first turn and leading every lap of Lincoln’s $5,000-to-win Spring Championship for 410 sprint cars.

Despite mid-race challenges from Montieth, Kahne crossed the finish line of the non-stop 30-lap race 1.25 seconds ahead of Lincoln’s point leader.

“I think I saw Montieth on the inside off of turn four lap about halfway, so I went to the bottom for a couple of laps. I just didn’t feel like I was slowing down quite enough on the exit of four, so I went back to the top and then cutting to the middle and I felt better doing that. The lapped cars were quick, too. They start them back there, but there was nowhere to go, and they’re tough to pass.”

Kahne drove flawlessly through lapped traffic from lap ten on, and the strong field of sprinters all finished the race.

“It feels good to get a win,” said Kahne in front of a delirious crowd, “Lincoln Speedway is a tough track and Pennsylvania is a tough group of racers. It’s a great crowd for early in the season. It’s great to be here Easter weekend.”

“We had a great car, and kept making it better. Factory Kahne shocks were really hooked up,” continued Kahne, “I don’t get a chance to thank the sponsors that support my World of Outlaw teams, but we have Great Clips, Sage Fruit, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, and Razerback Professional Tools. Rob Cappetta right here in Pennsylvania builds the best engines, and Ti22 Chassis. It’s a big group that puts a lot into it. And Lee Stauffer from PA (crew chief for Brad Sweet) was here to help out tonight.”

“We picked up a lot of speed in the last six months. My car is set up similar to Sweet and Daryn Pittman’s cars, and it was pretty quick tonight. It’s great to be able to lean on those guys. I talked to Daryn on the phone today. He’s done really well at this place. I got a good group of guys and it’s really good to win.”

“It feels good to get a win,” said Kahne, “I’m really happy with the crowd that came out. What Lincoln does with the Dirt Classic each year is really cool.”

Kahne started on the outside pole after timing third fastest and Lucas Wolfe drew a number four pill for the inversion at the front of the field.

Montieth ran second the entire way, with Wolfe crossing third and seventh-starting Danny Dietrich and Ryan Smith completing the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Freddie Rahmer, Adam Wilt, Jim Siegel, Cory Haas, and 18th-starting JJ Grasso rounding out the top ten.

Fast time in time trials over the 29 sprinters was set by Wolfe with a one-lap time of 13.132 seconds (102.802 MPH). Heats for the 410 sprints were won by Montieth, Wilt, and Danny Dietrich, with Billy Dietrich winning the consolation.

Dillsburg’s Chris Arnold ended a battle royale with Matt Campbell to score the opening night win in the 358 sprint car feature.

Arnold started on the outside of the front row and led the firsts 13 laps before third-starting Matt Campbell took the lead in wheel-to-wheel racing from laps 14 to 17. But Arnold was not to be denied, dropping to the inside to reclaim the lead on turn four of lap 18. He held Campbell off over the final two laps to claim the win by a carlength.

Third through fifth were Adrian Shaffer, polesitter David Holbrook, and Troy Wagaman, Jr.

Heats for the 32 “358” sprints were won by Campbell, Doug Hammaker, and Arnold, with Tyler Esh winning the consolation.

Defending Lincoln champ Hammaker was caught up in a five-car front stretch crash in the third attempt to start the race, and was credited with a 21st place finish.

RACE RESULTS

SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016

2016 SPRINT SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP
410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps): 1. Kasey Kahne; 2. Brian Montieth; 3. Lucas Wolfe; 4. Danny Dietrich; 5. Ryan Smith; 6. Freddie Rahmer; 7. Adam Wilt; 8. Jimmy Siegel; 9. Cory Haas; 10. JJ Grasso; 11. Brent Marks; 12. Austin Hogue; 13. Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 14. Tim Glatfelter; 15. Robbie Kendall; 16. Alan Krimes; 17. Steve Ownings; 18. Brandon Rahmer; 19. Billy Dietrich; 20. Glenndon Forsythe; 21. Tyler Ross; 22. Kyle Moody; 23. Scott Fisher; 24. Shane Hoff. Time – 8:09.008

Lap Leaders – Kasey Kahne (1-30)

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) - 1. Chris Arnold; 2. Matt Campbell; 3. Adrian Shaffer; 4. David Holbrook; 5. Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 6. Jeff Halligan; 7. Chandler Leiby; 8. Ashley Cappetta; 9. Matt Findley; 10. Tyler Esh; 11. Cody Fletcher; 12. Dwight Leppo; 13. Kyle Denmyer; 14. DJ Montgomery; 15. Brent Shearer; 16. Jordon Givler; 17. Jake Eldreth; 18. Brie Hershey (DNF); 19. Chris Frank (DNF); 20. Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); 21. Doug Hammaker (DNF); 22. Ryan Higgins (DNF);23. Wyatt Hinkle (DNF); 24. Tyler Walton (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Chris Arnold (1-13), Matt Campbell (14-17), Chris Arnold (18-20)

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Williams Grove Speedway
410s
1. Aaron Ott 480
2. Brent Marks 470
3. Danny Dietrich 460
4. Freddie Rahmer 440
4. Cory Haas 440
6. Rick Lafferty 415
7. Brian Montieth 400
7. Greg Hodnett 400
9. Doug Esh 390
10. Mark Smith 370

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Hodnett Claims Redemption In Williams Grove Sprints, Cosner Scores Super Lates

3/25/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Greg Hodnett claimed redemption in a big way on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway after losing the sprint car season opener last week due to mechanical difficulty.

And in the super late model feature Matt Cosner of Cumberland, Md., scored his first ever Williams Grove feature win worth $2,000 after holding off last week’s winners Gregg Satterlee.

Brock Zearfoss took the lead from the pole of the 25-lap sprint car main over Brent Marks.

The race pace was slowed only once, on the third lap for a stopped Dave Jones and Hodnett was fifth for the restart.

Marks steadily tracked down leader Zearfoss and got himself into a battle for the lead amid traffic as the race approached the halfway point.

And in the meantime, Hodnett got himself into the fray with a two-car pass of Ryan Smith and Aaron Ott on the fifth circuit.

So as the front duo raced each other for the lead, Hodnett was able to track them down and get by Marks for second with 10 away and then put Zearfoss away on the 12th lap.

A lap later however Zearfoss withdrew after getting passed by Marks and as Hodnett worked traffic, Marks began tracking him down, quickly taking a .721 second lead down to a .393 second advantage with nine laps to go.

And that .393 second advantage turned into the lead on the 17th tour as Marks flew to the the outside of Hodnett for the lead to pull down in front as the pair raced onto the backchute with a bit of contact that saw Hodnett wiggle after a swipe of his front wing.

But Hodnett was far from done as he was keeping Marks within reach at the five to go mark and then as Marks worked traffic with the lead, Hodnett pounced to his outside in the fourth corner to take a scant. 145 second lead on the 22nd tour only after the pair glanced off of one another as they neared the line.

And this time after Hodnett got the lead he opened up enough breathing room to seal the victory, his 61st at the historic oval, worth $3,800.

All the while during the final five laps, 14th starter Brian Montieth was challenging the pair of leaders making the race to the finish an electric one however Montieth would settle for third.

Aaron Ott was fourth followed by Ryan Smith.

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

Heats went to Mark Smith, Haas and Wolfe with Esh taking the consolation race.

Cosner took the lead from Bryan Bernheisel on the fifth tour of the 25-lap super late model main to run to the win but he had to do so while staying ahead of Gregg Satterlee.

After scoring a win last week during opening night, Satterlee started eighth in the field and was up to fourth with six away.

He got by Bernheisel for second on the eighth lap and then spent the remainder of the distance trying to figure out how to get by Cosner.

After running him down, Satterlee searched various lines repeatedly, trying to find an avenue to make a pass but Cosner was flawless to the checkered flag.

Bernheisel settled for third followed by Jim Yoder and Dylan Yoder.

Sixth through 10th went to Kenny Pettyjohn, Gene Knaub, Rick Singleton , Gary Stuhler and Mason Zeigler.

Heats went to Dylan Yoder and Singleton.

March 25, 2016 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Brent  Marks, 3. Brian Montieth, 4. Aaron Ott, 5. Ryan Smith, 6. Cory Haas, 7. Danny Dietrich, 8. Mark Smith, 9. Lucas Wolfe, 10. Doug Esh, 11. Freddie Rahmer, 12. Austin Hogue, 13. Pat Cannon, 14. Rodney Westhafer, 15. Kasey Kahne, 16. Matt Campbell, 17. Nicole Bower, 18. Troy Fraker, 19. Rick Lafferty, 20. Tim Glatfelter, 21. Brock Zearfoss, 22. Steve Buckwalter, 23, Alan Krimes, 24. Dave Jones

DNQ: Branden Rahmer, Chad Trout, Brad Franks, Kevin Albert

Late models, 25 laps: 1. Matt Cosner, 2. Gregg Satterlee, 3. Bryan Bernheisel, 4. Jim Yoder, 5. Dylan Yoder, 6. Kenny Pettyjohn, 7. Gene Knaub, 8. Rick Singleton, 9. Gary Stuhler, 10. Mason Zeigler, 11. Kyle Hardy, 12. Mike Lupfer, 13. Danny Snyder, 14. Glenn Elliott, 15. Billy Wampler, 16. Chris Casner, 17. Nick Dickson, 18. Travis Stickley, 19. Dan Stone

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March 25 Offers Super Sprints And Super Late Models At Williams Grove Speedway

Late model winner earns guaranteed starting spot in Path Valley LM Speedweek Event

3/20/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints and the second show of the early season for super late models this Friday, March 25 at 7:30 pm.

Adult general admission for the show is $15 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for free at Williams Grove.

Rick Lafferty scored the 2016 season opener for sprint cars while Gregg Satterlee took the late model feature on March 18.

The sprints will race for $3,800 to win in the March 25 racing program while the late models will again pay $2,000 to the winner.

This week’s late model winner will earn a guaranteed starting spot in the upcoming June late model speedweek feature slated at Path Valley Speedway.

The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 ticket sales this week will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Williams Grove Speedway will return to action on Friday, April 1 with the first race in the inaugural Yellow Breeches 500 series for the 410 sprints, when the handicapped sprint car program will pay $500 just to start the main event.

The April 1 races will also launch the 2016 HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprint series of dates at Williams Grove.

Adult general admission for the April 1 show is set at just $14 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $10.

April 8 will find the 410 sprints and the super sportsman taking to the speedway for action.

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Marks Passes Cisney For Port Royal Sprints Win, Haus Goes Two For Two In Super Lates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/19/16

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Brent Marks of Myerstown took the lead from Dylan Cisney late in the event to pick up the 410 sprint car feature Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway.

In the 22-lap super late model main, Hamburg’s Andy Haus made it two in a row in the division to put his mark on the early season.

Cisney and Doug Esh started on the front row of the 25-lap sprint car main and Cisney jumped into the lead at the start.

The first 10 laps of the race went non-stop with Marks muscling by Esh for second on the sixth tour.

Just prior to that, Danny Dietrich pulled into the pit area under his own power and then just a lap before the lap 10 yellow, Aaron Ott also dropped out of the race.

Marks took a shot at Cisney on the restart while opening day winner Greg Hodnett tried to get under Esh for third but the running order was still the same with 12 down when a final caution regrouped the field for a stopped Ryan Taylor.

Marks again took a stab for the lead at the new green as did Hodnett for third and this time Hodnett came up with a run that would net him third spot with 10 laps to go.

As the race got to lapped traffic with five to go, Cisney found Marks close enough to make a bid and as the leader negotiated the backmarkers, Marks used a low move in the first corner to take control with three laps to go.

Cisney made a valiant effort to go back out in front by pulling alongside Marks as the pair shot onto the backchute but Marks was stronger, surging into firm command as the pair hit the third corner.

And from there, Marks took the win, the sixth of his career at the track by 1.507 seconds.

Hodnett was third followed by Esh and TJ Stutts.

Sixth through 10th went to Brock Zearfoss, Mike Wagner, Steve Buckwalter, Mark Smith and Logan Wagner.

Heats went to Cisney, Esh and Marks.

Haus started on the pole of the super late model main and wiped up the field for the victory worth $1,500.

Last week, Haus took the checkers in the season opener whiel racing to hold off a closing Gregg Satterlee but this week his win would come uncontested.   

His pace was only slowed on the seventh tour and at that time he had built up a 3.6 second lead over Mike Altobelli.

Fifth starter Kyle Hardy took third from Tim Smith Jr. with a lap to go, forcing Smith to cross in fourth with Rick Singleton finishing fifth.

The victory was Haus’ sixth at the historic oval, coming by a margin of 7.782 seconds.

Sixth through 10th went to Tim Wilson, Jason Covert, Mike Lupfer, Dylan Yoder and Nick Dickson.

Heats went to Andrew Yoder, Hardy and Singleton.

Feature finishes:
3/19/16

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Brent Marks, 2. Dylan Cisney, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Doug Esh, 5. TJ Stutts, 6. Brock Zearfoss, 7. Mike Wagner, 8. Steve Buckwalter, 9. Mark Smith, 10. Logan Wagner, 11. Lucas Wolfe, 12. Rick Lafferty, 13. Wayne Dadetto, 14. Tyler Bear, 15. Cale Grubb, 16. Kody Lehman, 17. Dave Jones, 18. Ryan Taylor, 19. Aaron Ott, 20. John Garvin, 21. Danny Dietrich

Late models, 22 laps: 1. Andy Haus, 2. Mike Altobelli, 3. Kyle Hardy, 4. Tim Smith Jr., 5. Rick Singleton, 6. TimWilson, 7. Jason Covert, 8. Mike Lupfer, 9. Dylan Yoder, 10. Nick Dickson, 11. Billy Wampler, 12. Andrew Yoder, 13. Danny Snyder, 14. Trent Brenneman, 15. Tom Decker Jr., 16. Greg Beach, 17. Ralph Morgan, 18. Robbie Black, 19. Dave Brouse Jr., 20. Steve Bailor, 21. Bryan Benton

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Williams Grove Speedway
410 sprint cars
March 18
1. Rick Lafferty 300
2. Freddie Rahmer 270
3. Danny Dietrich 250
4. Aaron Ott 240
5. Steve Buckwalter 230
6. Cory Haas 220
7. Doug Esh 210
8. Brent Marks 200
9. Robbie Stillwaggon 190
10. Autin Hogue 180

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April 16
1. Brian Montieth 1900
2. Alan Krimes 1895
3. Jim Siegel 1865
4. G. McIntyre Jr. 1855
5. F. Rahmer 1830
6. Cory Haas 1820
6. Adam Wilt 1820
8. Danny Dietrich 1800
9. Austin Hogue 1775
10. Billy Dietrich 1745
358 sprints
April 16
1. Adrian Shaffer 1010
2. Tyler Esh 945
3. Chandler Leiby 945
3. Matt Campbell 940
5. Jeff Rohrbaugh 925
6. Chris Arnold 925
7. Matt Findley 920
8. Kyle Denmyer 910
9. Ashley Cappetta 895
9. Cody Fletcher 895
 

  Williams Grove

410s

April 22
1. Brian Montieth 1170
2. Doug Esh 1160
3. Danny Dietrich 1160
4. Freddie Rahmer 1060
5. Greg Hodnett 1050
6. Autin Hogue 880
7. Alan Krimes 875
8. Brent Marks 870
8. Pat Cannon 870
8. Cory Haas 870

358 sprint cars

FINAL

1. Chase Dietz 2780
2. Doug Hammaker 2730
3. Matt Campbell 2390
4. Adrian Shaffer 2350
5. Kevin Nouse 2315
6. Chandler Leiby 2270
7. Matt Findley 1975
8. Brie Hershey 1770
9. Phil Walter 1765
10. R. Eichelberger 1725

 

 Super Sportsman

April 23
1. Russ Mitten 890
2. Gregg Foster 860
3. Rich Eichelberger 850
4. Scott Geesey 830
5. Scott Dellinger 740
6. Tony Jackson 650
7. Chad Criswell 600
8. Mike Enders 560
8. Jay Fannasy 560
10. Timmie Barrick 560

 

Port Royal

April 23
1. Greg Hodnett 1980
2. Mike Wagner 1810
3. Doug Esh 1800
4. Dylan Cisney 1765
5. Ryan Taylor 1725
6. Tyler Bear 1580
7. B. Zearfoss 1570
8. W. Dadetto 1555
9. Mark Smith 1495
10. Curt Stroup 1475
 

Selinsgrove
360s

 April 15

1. Cody Keller 350
2. Mark Smith  320
3. R. Stillwaggon 300
4. Justin Barger 290
5. Jason Clauss 280
6. Davie Franek 270
7. Curt Michael 260
8. Derek Locke  250
9. Steve Collins 240
10. Ryan Kissinger 230

 

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