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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Donny Schatz Scores 16th Win of 2018 Season at River Cities and Adds a Late Model Win for Extra Measure

GRAND FORKS, ND – August 17, 2018 – Donny Schatz took the lead on Lap 28, after Brad Sweet spun while leading, and held off 17th-starting Mark Dobmeier to win his 16th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018 and seventh in his last eight River Cities Speedway starts. Kerry Madsen completed the podium. Schatz also won the Late Model portion of the event.

Sheldon Haudenschild won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 40-lap Feature alongside recent Knoxville Nationals winner Brad Sweet. Haudenschild led the opening lap before a Red Flag for Logan Schuchart, Wade Nygaard and Brent Marks halted the action with one lap complete. All drivers were uninjured, but only Marks returned.

Haudenschild continued to pace the field as he reached lapped traffic quickly around the ¼ bullring. Sweet stalked the Ohio native and took the lead on Lap 12 on the bottom, in heavy lapped traffic.

Jordan Adams, who flipped earlier in the night but repaired his car to transfer out of the LCS, brought out the caution with 15 laps complete.

A caution on the ensuing double-file restart, set up a single-file restart. Four laps later, Ian Madsen was involved in his second incident of the Feature, this time with too much damage to continue, bringing out Open Red conditions.

When action resumed, Sheldon Haudenschild got shuffled back to fourth behind Kerry Madsen and Donny Schatz, who moved into second. Schatz set his eyes on Sweet and closed in as the duo raced through heavy traffic.

As Schatz went high to challenge for the lead, Sweet entered low into turn one and lost the handle of his No.49, spinning to a stop. Schatz assumed the lead alongside Kerry Madsen.

Schatz stormed away on the restart as the rest of the field, especially 17th-starting Mark Dobmeier, used every inch of real estate around the River Cities Speedway to advance forward.

The final restart flew with four to go and by this time Dobmeier, the all-time winning Feature leader at River Cities Speedway, had worked his way to second, trailing Schatz. The capacity crowd was bubbling with anticipation of the finish as the two North Dakota natives led the field back to Green.

Schatz pulled away in convincing fashion for his 16th Outlaw win of the year and seventh in his last eight starts at River Cities Speedway as Dobmeier finished second, picking up KSE Hard Charger honors for advancing 15 positions.

“I’m just a lucky guy. To drive for the for the best guys in the pit area, the best owner in the country and the people that build these cars. They stand behind us through thick and then,” Schatz said of his Textron Off Road-sponsored crew, Tony Stewart and J & J Chassis.

“Mark [Dobmeier] had a good run, I saw the 13 on the board and I thought, oh boy, here we go. He’s pretty good around here,” Schatz said of his fellow North Dakota native.

“Lapped traffic definitely made your hair stand up tonight, we might not have been the best car tonight, but I’m glad we could get it done in Grand Forks,” Schatz, who also won the NLRA Late Model Feature, added in Victory Lane.

The massive crowd at River Cities was pleased to see six-time winner at River Cities in 2018, Dobmeier finish second. “It’s great to have the crowd cheer like this, this is why we do it,” Dobmeier said. “I wish I didn’t use up all my tires at the beginning of the race, I wanted to start in the Dash and start in the top-ten and get that track position early, but we didn’t have it early, so I had to dig deep, I gave everything I had. Considering we got to second to this guy [pointing at Schatz], I feel pretty good about that run,” Dobmeier said with a smile.

Kerry Madsen finished on the podium once again at River Cities, “I had a big plan on the double-file restart with six to go and it didn’t work and I lost a spot,” Madsen said with a grin before complimenting River Cities Speedway. “They do such a good job with the track here, I love coming to Grand Forks.”

14th-starting Daryn Pittman finished fourth with Brad Sweet charging back to fifth. Shane Stewart, who was involved in two accidents, recovered to finish sixth. David Gravel stayed out of trouble and finished seventh.

21st-starting Brent Marks recovered from a Lap One accident to finish eighth, Hunter Schuerenburg, who went to the work area running sixth early in the race, came back to ninth with local Jade Hastings, who brought out the Yellow with 6 laps left, completing the top-ten, the first of his World of Outlaws career.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action in West Fargo tomorrow night, Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Red River Valley Speedway. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$10,000]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier [17][$5,500]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4][$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [14][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [12][$2,300]; 7. 5-David Gravel [13][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [21][$2,100]; 9. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [10][$2,050]; 10. 8H-Jade Hastings [16][$2,000]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$1,500]; 12. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$1,100]; 14. 24-Terry McCarl [6][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22][$1,000]; 16. 20A-Jordan Adams [24][$900]; 17. W20-Greg Wilson [8][$800]; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$800]; 19. 24R-Rico Abreu [3][$800]; 20. 17A-Austin McCarl [23][$800]; 21. 18-Ian Madsen [7][$800]; 22. 9N-Wade Nygaard [18][$800]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$800]; 24. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [20][$800]; Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-11, Brad Sweet 12-27, Donny Schatz 28-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 13-Mark Dobmeier[+15]

Qualifying: 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.724; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.822; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.826; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.92; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.948; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.016; 7. 24-Terry McCarl, 11.021; 8. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, 11.046; 9. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.052; 10. 19-Brent Marks, 11.077; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.093; 12. 24R-Rico Abreu, 11.098; 13. 17A-Austin McCarl, 11.107; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.127; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.15; 16. 5-David Gravel, 11.184; 17. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 11.197; 18. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 11.323; 19. 8H-Jade Hastings, 11.35; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.459; 21. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.462; 22. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.481; 23. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.53; 24. 20A-Jordan Adams, 11.635; 25. 31-Shane Roemeling, 11.745; 26. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, 12.112; 27. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 12.184; 28. 14K-Tori Knutson, 13.099; 29. O-Ned Powers, NT

Heat #1 (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 24-Terry McCarl [3]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 5. 5-David Gravel [6]; 6. 8H-Jade Hastings [7]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 8. 14K-Tori Knutson [10]; 9. 17A-Austin McCarl [5]; 10. 31-Shane Roemeling [9]

Heat #2 (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [8]; 6. 13-Mark Dobmeier [6]; 7. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [3]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 9. 1AJ-Trevor Mell [9]; 10. O-Ned Powers [10]

Heat #3 (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 24R-Rico Abreu [4]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 6. 9N-Wade Nygaard [6]; 7. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [9]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 9. 20A-Jordan Adams [8]

Sears Craftsman Dash (8 Laps): 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 24R-Rico Abreu [6]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [4]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][-]; 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [2][-]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [3][-]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5][-]; 5. 17A-Austin McCarl [4][-]; 6. 20A-Jordan Adams [6][-]; 7. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [9][$300]; 8. 14K-Tori Knutson [10][$250]; 9. 31-Shane Roemeling [7][$225]; 10. 1AJ-Trevor Mell [8][$200]; 11. O-Ned Powers [11][$200]

Monday, August 13, 2018

World Of Outlaws Late Models To Lash Port Royal Speedway Saturday $4,000 to win for 410 sprints and xtreme stock feature also on August 18 program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/12/18



PORT ROYAL, Pa. - Port Royal Speedway will host the World of Outlaws Late Models coming up this Saturday, August 18 at 7 pm.



The Weikert's Livestock 410 sprints will also be on the racing card, competing in a $4,000 to win main event along with a feature for the Juniata Junction xtreme stocks to close out the night.



The World of Outlaws Late Models will compete in a 40-lap, $10,000 to win affair that will include a match up with Port Royal’s own River Valley Builders late model stars like point leader Dylan Yoder along with Jeff Rine, Andy Haus, Mike Lupfer and more.



A host of professional World of Outlaws Late Model drivers will invade Port Royal Speedway for the big show.



Expected to be in the field will be point leader Chris Madden of Gray Court, South Carolina, along with Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN.; Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL.; Devin Moran, Dresden, OH.; Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA.;  Rick Eckert, York, PA.; Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS.; Tyler Erb, New Waverly, TX.; David Breazeale, Starkville, MS.; and Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN.



Previous World of Outlaws Late Models winners at the track have been Darrell Lanigan in 2007, Clint Smith in 2008 and Brandon Sheppard in 2017.



Adult general admission for the show this Saturday is $27 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for $10.



With four weeks to go in the battle to be 2018 track champions, the point battle at the track is about as tight as it could be in both the sprint car and late model standings.



Greg Hodnett now leads Logan Wagner in the 410 sprint points by just 75 points after Hodnett missed a race on August 4.



Dylan Cisney is just 95 points out of the lead and Mike Wagner is behind by 120 markers.



In the super late model point title chase, Dylan Yoder holds a 45 point margin over Jeff Rine while a title for either driver would be a career first at the oval.



Mike Lupfer is currently 125 points out of the point lead, sitting in third.



Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.portroyalspeedway.com or by following the oval on facebook and twitter.

Port Royal Sept. 7 & 8 Tuscarora 50 Races Could Establish 2018 All Stars Titlist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/12/18



PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Amid a torrid battle to be the 2018 Arctic Cat All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars series champion, the 51st annual, $51,000 to win All Stars Port Royal Speedway Tuscarora 50 stands in the way of a title.



For the big three of the All Stars this season battling for the crown, it will be no cakewalk for Aaron Reutzel, Carson Macedo and Chad Kemenah to navigate the two-day Tuscarora 50 All Stars stand at Port Royal.



Reutzel of Clute, Texas, is the current point leader by a fragile two-point margin over Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo.  And just 14 points back of Macedo is previous titlist Chad Kemenah of Findlay, Ohio.



Slated for September 7 and 8 at Port Royal Speedway, each of the All Stars Tuscarora 50 races will pay full points toward the 2018 All Stars championship standings but to get any of those valuable points during the coveted affair, Reutzel, Macedo and Kemenah will have to battle the entire Pennsylvania Posse not to mention some of the other shining sprint car stars the nation has to offer that will invade.



And if the fields for the shows are anything like the car counts that were in the 60s last year, it could be tough for any or all of the trio to even make the main events.


And that would spell disaster for any hopes of a series crown.



All eyes will undoubtedly be fixed on Port Royal Speedway when the two-day Tuscarora 50 affair blossoms into sprint car mania on September 7 and 8 and what they will be seeing will more than likely dictate just who becomes the 2018 All Stars champion.



The September 8 Tuscarora 50 race alone offers a total sprint car purse worth more than $105,000.



It will be a sprint car match up between the All Stars and the Pennsylvania Posse sprint cars spanning two days.  It will be a sprint car spectacle.  It will be the kind of event that makes or breaks a championship season.



And it will all be at the 164th annual Juniata County Fair and Port Royal Speedway in just under one month.



Presented by Ramsey’s Garage & Car Wash of Mifflintown as well as Packer’s Concessions of Centre Hall, the track marquee Tuscarora 50 event will conclude the weeklong Juniata County Fair that is held on the grounds surrounding the speedway.



The Night Before The 50 will be presented by former area promoter Tedd Reitz.



Advanced reserved admission seat tickets for the 51st annual Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway are currently on sale.



Orders can be placed by phone during regular business hours by calling the speedway office at 717.527.4414.  Walk-in orders will also be accepted.



Tickets for all phone order customers will be mailed via U.S. Mail.



Advanced reserved admission seat tickets are being offered for the Saturday night, September 8, 51st annual Tuscarora 50 event only.



The entirety of grandstand sections A – G (the original aluminum grandstand) will be reserved for the race along with rows 12 - 16 of sections H – O (the new aluminum grandstand).



This means that sections A – G will be reserved seating ONLY for the September 8, 51st annual Tuscarora 50, along with rows 12 – 16 in sections H - O.  There will be NO general admission seating in these areas. 



Rows 1 - 11 in sections H - O will be open general admission seating.



Advanced reserved admission seat price for September 8 is $40 for all seats, regardless of age.



The Tuscarora 50 raindate is Sunday, September 9 and as such THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS of advanced ticket purchases should the raindate need to be utilized.



Day-of general admission prices for the huge All Stars Circuit Of Champions September 8 Tuscarora 50 event have been set at $35 for adults and $20 for students ages 12 - 18.  Ages 11 and under will be free.



General admission prices for the Friday, September 7 All Stars Night Before The 50 are $30 for adults and $15 for students ages 12 – 18.  Ages 11 and under will be free.



In addition to ongoing seat sales, reserved camping spots for fair week are also on sale.



Reservation cost for the entire week is $60.



Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.portroyalspeedway.com or by following the oval on facebook and twitter.

Williams Grove Hosts World Of Outlaws Late Models & Sprints Friday All Stars Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s Coming August 24!

8/12/18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Mechanicsburg –Williams Grove Speedway returns to action this Friday, August 17 at 7:30 pm with the World of Outlaws Late Models in action along with the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.



The World of Outlaws Late Models event will pay $10,000 to win a 40-lap main event.



The 410 sprints will compete in a 25-lap main paying $4,000 to the winner.



This week’s show by the World of Outlaws Late Models at Williams Grove Speedway will be the first of its kind in 30 years.



Former outlaws owner Ted Johnson launched his brainchild touring stock car series on April 22, 1988 at Williams Grove Speedway when Springfield, Missouri’s Larry Phillips scored the victory.



Phillips took the 40-lap affair that day over Jack Boggs, Freddy Smith, Rodney Franklin and Billy Moyer.



Ed Gibbons set fast time at that event with a lap of 21.53 seconds.



 A wide array of national and local super late model stars are expected to be on hand to compete in the Friday Williams Grove show.



Touring with the outlaws, expected to be in the field will be point leader Chris Madden of Gray Court, South Carolina, along with Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN.; Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL.; Devin Moran, Dresden, OH.; Shane Clanton, Zebulon, GA.;  Rick Eckert, York, PA.; Chase Junghans, Manhattan, KS.; Tyler Erb, New Waverly, TX.; David Breazeale, Starkville, MS.; and Brent Larson, Lake Elmo, MN.



Locally, stars that should be in the field include Mike Lupfer of Shermansdale, Jeff Rine, Danville; Andy Haus, Hamburg; Coleby Frye, Dover; Gary Stuhler, Greencastle; Jason Covert, Chaptico, MD.; and many more.



Stuhler is the leading active driver on the all-time Williams Grove Speedway late model win list at 22 victories.



Covert is the lone late model winner at the track to date this season, having taken a win in June.



Top winners on the outlaws late models tour this season include Sheppard with 11, Madden with six and Marlar at four.



Other outlaws winners coming into the Williams Grove show have been Moran, Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer Jr., Mike Norris, Scott Bloomquist, Tim McCreadie, Cory Hedgecock and Chad Simpson.



Adult general admission for the August 17 show is $27 with students ages 13-20 admitted for $10.

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



Williams Grove swings back into action on Friday, August 24 with the Union Quarries All Stars Circuit of Champions Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s.



The Gunn Memorial Twin 20s will be another 2018 Diamond Series event.



Keep up to all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Facebook and Twitter

Sunday, August 12, 2018

FREDDIE RAHMER PICKS UP THIRD 410 SPRINT FEATURE WIN OF THE SEASON AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY; Tyler Ross Scores 358 Sprint Victory; Brett Peters Dominates Vintage Modified Shootout

Freddie Rahmer has beaten the best local talent, and the best in the nation. At 22 years old, the third generation racer continues to race beyond his years and out from under the shadow of his legendary father “Fast Freddie” Rahmer.

On a relatively normal Saturday night 410 sprint show at Lincoln Speedway Freddie Rahmer set fast time in time trials. Then started on the pole of the 25-lap feature by luck of the draw after finishing third in his heat. He grabbed the lead at the drop of the green over outside front row starter Chad Trout in the feature and led the entire distance to pick up his third win of the Year at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

But the win wasn’t certain as the hectic non-stop laps wound down.

Trout was doing everything he could to keep pace with the leader. But at the halfway mark Trout bounced off the outside wall exiting the second turn. That opened the door for fourth-starting Brian Montieth.

Montieth took advantage of Trout’s miscue and drove by him into second place heading up the backstretch.

“I figured Montieth was coming,” said Rahmer matter-of-factly. “I seen on the board he was second and I wasn’t doing a very good job in lapped cars at one point…we got it done, but we’ve got to do better for next time if we want to win the big races here, even the normal nights.”

Rahmer, who had registered a magical win over the World of Outlaws a few weeks earlier at the Pigeon Hills oval, had opened up what may have seemed like a comfortable lead of almost three and a half seconds with 10 laps to go.

But as most Lincoln fans know, you never count out the four-time 2018 winner and six-time track champ Brian “The Edge” Montieth.

After 20 non-stop laps it was evident Montieth was closing. Closing fast.

But just as Montieth pulled up to Rahmer’s rear bumper heading down the front stretch completing the 22nd lap, disaster struck last week’s feature winner.

Rahmer and Montieth had to deal with a lapped car as they heading into the first turn. Rahmer did what he had done most of the race, he drove high onto the cushion. Montieth went low.

Montieth suddenly had the lapped car blocking his path and pitched his sprinter sideways to the inside to try and cut some speed. But it was not enough as the back end of his sprinter snapped around in his desperate attempt to avoid the lapped car and came to a stop. The race’s only caution waved. And just as quickly as Montieth’s charge begun, it was now over as he sat in the first turn.
Rahmer was free of lapped traffic, but now had Trout, Kyle Moody, Anthony Macri and Gerard McIntyre right on his bumper for a three-lap shootout.

Rahmer didn’t falter as the green waved and drove to the top of the track and raced unchallenged the final laps en route to his seventh career win at Lincoln Speedway.

“The way the track was there it was only really one choice,” said Rahmer on the 23rd lap restart. “I got the wing front and tried to make good laps on the top…I didn’t go through down here the last lap very good, but it worked out.”

“We’ll improve on that,” said Rahmer quickly added. “Our cars are where they need to be, I just need to be a little better there.”
Trout, who had bounced off the wall hard at mid-race, finished second, with Macri third, Moody fourth, and McIntyre fifth.

Completing the top-10 were 12th-starting Chase Dietz, Alan Krimes, Tim Glatfelter, Cory Haas, and Adam Wilt.

Amazingly Montieth rebounded from his 23rd lap miscue and was able to finish 11th as only the top-13 cars finished on the lead lap.

Heats for the 410 Sprints were won by McIntyre, Trout, and Macri, with Matt Campbell winning the consolation. Fast time in time trials over the 26-car field was set by Freddie Rahmer with a 1-lap time of 13.321-seconds (101.344 MPH).

Lincoln University’s Tyler Ross took advantage of race-leader Tyler Walton’s misfortune with three laps to go in the 20-lap 358 sprint feature to pick up his first Lincoln Speedway win of 2018.
Walton, who had picked up his first career win a few weeks earlier, had taken the lead from Ashley Cappetta on the seventh lap and appeared to be on his way for his second win of the year.
Just as Walton was about to get the two laps to go signal exiting the fourth turn he suddenly caught the cushion and was sucked hard into the outside wall, nearly flipping.

At this point Ross, who had started 11th, had worked his way around Cappetta into second place with seven laps to go.

Ross now had the lead for the restart, and like the 410 sprint feature before him, had a three-lap shootout for the win, with Brent Shearer, Cappetta, Jeff Halligan and Matt Findley right behind.
Ross lead the final three laps for the win in his Dick Smith/Tom Rumsey General Contracting No.41B sprinter.

Halligan passed Cappetta and Shearer during the final laps to finish second, with Shearer, current point leader Troy Wagaman, Jr. and Cappetta rounding out the top-five.

Rounding out the top-10 were Findley, 16th-starting Kody Hartlaub, Cody Fletcher, Steve Wilbur, and 18th-starting Dylan Norris.

Heats for the 22 358 Sprints were won by Gregg Foster, Travis Scott, and Walton.

Landsdale’s Brett Peters took the lead from polesitter Todd Lapp on the third lap and never looked back en route to a convincing win in the 15-lap Vintage Modified Shootout feature.
Lapp settled for second, with Ricky Rutt third, Scott Rickrode fourth, and Flick fifth.
Completing the top-10 were Randy Minich, Travis McClelland, Jim Mintor, Danny Holmes, and Charlie Summers.
Heats for the 17 Vintage Modifieds were won by Peters and Flick.

Next Saturday night, August 18TH, it will be YORK COUNTY RACING (YCRC) CLUB NIGHT featuring the 410 Sprints in a “Shootout” series event and begins the final countdown in the season-long race for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprint Track Championship with only three (3) point races remaining (8/18, 8/25, 9/1). They will be joined by the 358 Sprints and Street Stocks. Competition Pit gates will open at 5 PM, Spectator Pit Admission & General Admission gates will open at 5:30 PM. Hot laps will get underway at 7 PM, followed by time trials at 7:30 PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
RACE RESULTS
Saturday, August 11, 2018
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA

LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 4R-Chase Dietz; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 39-Cory Haas; 10. 15-Adam Wilt; 11. 21-Brian Montieth; 12. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 13. 16-Matt Campbell; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 15. 7K-Dan Shetler; 16. 21T-Scott Fisher; 17. 90-Jordan Givler; 18. 17-Colton Young; 19. 73B-Brett Michalski; 20. 10K-Joe Kata III; 21. 3B-Randy Baughman; 22. 19-Landon Myers (DNF); 23. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 24. 74-Dwayne Gutshall (DNF); No Time.


Lap Leaders – Freddie Rahmer (1-25)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 69-Time Glatfelter; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 39-Cory Haas; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 90-Jordon Givler; 8. 11-Greg Plank. Time – 2:23.090

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 1X-Chad Trout; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 17-Cole Young; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 16-Matt Campbell; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski. Time – 2:27.869

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 39M-Anthony Macri; 2. 7K-Dan Shetler; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody; 4. 4R-Chase Dietz; 5. 10-Zach Eucalano; 6. 19-Landon Myers; 7. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 8. 3B-Randy Baughman. No Time

410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 16-Matt Campbell; 2. 73B-Brett Michalski; 3. 21T-Scott Fisher; 4. 3B-Randy Baughman; 5. 90-Jordon Givler; 6. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 7. 11-Greg Plank; DNS – 10-Zach Eucalano. No Time

Time Trial Results - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.321 (101.344 MPH); 2. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.400; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.488; 4. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.527; 5. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.528; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.540; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.616; 8. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.657; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman, 13.711; 10. 39-Cory Haas, 13.715; 11. 17-Cole Young, 13.721; 12. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.732; 13. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.741; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.749; 15. 10-Joe Kata III, 13.784; 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.785; 17. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.863; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher, 13.971; 19. 4R-Chase Dietz, 13.971; 20. 16-Matt Campbell, 14.070; 21. 19-Landon Myers, 14.097; 22. 90-Jordan Givler, 14.334; 23. 73B-Brett Michalski, 14.385; 24. 74-Dwayne Gutshall, 14.551; 25. 11-Greg Plank, 14.704; 26. 10-Zach Eucalano, NT.

KEISER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 41B-Tyler Ross; 2. 66-Jeff Halligan; 3. 12-Brent Shearer; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 9. 59-Steve Wilbur; 10. 44-Dylan Norris; 11. 2D-Aaron Spahr; 12. 5T-Travis Scott; 13. 2-Denny Gross; 14. 50-Alyson Dietz; 15. 34-Mark VanVorst; 16. 38-Brett Strickler (DNF); 17. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); 18. 14T-Tyler Walton (DNF); 19. 5A-Zachary Allman (DNF); 20. 32-Gregg Foster (DNF). DNS: 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 35-Steve Owings. No Time.

Lap Leaders – Ashley Cappetta (1-6), Tyler Walton (7-16), Tyler Ross (17-20)
358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 32-Gregg Foster; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 41B-Tyler Ross; 5. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 6. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 7. 50-Alyson Dietz; 8. 35-Steve Owings (DNF). Time – 2:30.46

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 5T-Travis Scott; 2. 12-Brent Shearer; 3. 59-Steve Wilbur; 4. 34-Mark VanVorst; 5. 38-Brett Strickler; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 7. 2-Denny Gross (DNF). No Time

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 14T-Tyler Walton; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 66-Jeff Halligan; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman; 5. 2D-Aaron Spahr; 6. 44-Dylan Norris; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman. Time – 2:34.65

VINTAGE MODIFIED SHOOTOUT
Vintage Modified Shootout Feature Finish (15 Laps) – 1. 4-Brett Peters; 2. PB-Todd Lapp; 3. 42-Ricky Rutt; 4. 4-Scott Rickrode; 5. 29-Mark Flick; 6. 707-Randy Minich; 7. 6-Travis McClelland; 8. 01-Jim Mintor; 9. 23-Danny Holmes; 10. 07-Charlie Summers; 11. 99-Bobby Hall; 12. U2D-Richard Decker; 13. 31-Aaron Broomer (DNF); 14. 55-Daryl Winkler (DNF). DNS: 53-Tony Jorda; 10-Gene Wrightstone; 17-Mike Beidel. No Time.

Lap Leaders – Todd Lapp (1-2), Brett Peters (3-15)
Vintage Modified Shootout Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps) – 1. 4-Brett Peters; 2. 31-Aaron Broomer; 3. 42-Ricky Rutt; 4. 6-Travis McClelland; 5. 01-Jim Mintor; 6. 99-Bobby Hall; DNS – 53-Tony Jorda, 17-Mike Beidel. No Time

Vintage Modified Shootout Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps) – 1. 29-Mark Flick; 2. PB-Todd Lapp; 3. U2-Richard Decker; 4. 4-Scott Rickrode; 5. 55-Daryl Winkler; 6. 07-Charlie Summers; 7. 23-Danny Holmes; 8. 10-Gene Wrightstone. No Time

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY BEATS THE RAIN SATURDAY: KELLER, FRYE, HULSON & LAWTON SCORE THRILLING VICTORIES!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. –  When the skies cleared of rain and race cars hit the track Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway, fans were on the edge of their seats from flag to flag in what was another exciting night of dirt track racing on the half-mile oval.

Cody Keller of Selinsgrove drove to his first win in two years in the 25-lap 360 sprint car feature. Keller earned $2,000 in a borrowed Mach 1 Chassis house car for his sixth career win in 358-360 sprint car competition at Selinsgrove.

Coleby Frye of Dover scored the win in the 25-lap Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Challenge Series for super late models after an intense wheel to wheel duel at the front the pack. The $2,200 victory was Frye’s second of the season and 19th career at Selinsgrove.

When the leaders tangled in the 15-lap pro stock feature, Shaun Lawton of Bloomsburg inherited the lead and went to win his fifth race of the year, while Rick Hulson of Millersville, Md., held off late-race challenges for the 20-lap Mid-Atlantic modified checkers.

Selinsgrove Speedway is back with another action-packed racing program at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, featuring the 360 sprint cars, limited late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners sponsored by Heller’s Gas. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Second-place starter Michael Walter drove around polesitter Ryan Higgins for the early lead in the sprint car feature. On the second circuit fourth-place starter Cody Keller pressured Higgins for the runner up position and took over the spot on lap four.

An intense battle for the third position unfolded between eighth-place starter Davie Franek and sixth-place starter Chad Layton. Steve Buckwalter, who started 11th, also joined the race for third.

The caution flag unfurled on lap 14 when Brandon McGough tagged the outside wall in turn four. When the race resumed, a war on wheels for the lead took place between Walter and Keller. The two young guns see-sawed for the lead until Keller secured the front spot on lap 15 with an inside pass in turns three and four.

With Keller leading and Walter holding down second, another torrid race for third between Franek, Layton and seventh-place Jason Shultz stole the show. At the finish, Keller was victorious over Walter, Layton, Franek, and Shultz.

In the super late model feature, polesitter Andy Haus pulled into the lead over front row starter Jerry Bard. Third-place starter Bryan Bernheisel made an inside pass in turn one by Bard to take over second.

The event’s first caution flag waved on lap two when Tim Wilson’s car came to a stop in turn two. On the lap three restart, Haus held the lead with Bernheisel, Bard, fourth-place starter Hayes Mattern and eighth-place starter Coleby Frye in pursuit.

At the halfway point, Dan Green spun in turn four and collected Jeff Rine, who was able to rejoin the race at the back of the pack. On the restart, Frye raced under Bernheisel for second in turn two when Bernheisel lost the handle and spun.

On the ensuing restart, Haus led Frye with fifth-place starter Dylan Yoder showing some speed in the third position. On lap 19, the caution flag waved again when last week’s winner Rance Garlock stopped on the backstretch.

On the lap 20 restart, Frye dived to the inside of Haus in turn one and drifted high only to have the leaders make contact. Haus’ car then rolled to a stop entering turn three ending his chances of a victory. Despite some damage to the back of Frye’s car, he held onto the lead and fended off Yoder in the final laps of the race for the win by the slimmest of margins.

Ninth-place starter Shaun Jones, Bard, and Rine completed the top five.

In the modified main event, polesitter Ray Kable grabbed the early lead and was challenged by fourth-place starter Rick Hulson. On the third circuit, Hulson took command of the field with an outside pass in turns three and four and opened up a comfortable lead.

On lap four, second-place starter Brad Kling raced in the runner up spot and attempted to reel in the leader. A lap later, third-place starter Mike Altobelli Jr drove by Kable for the third position.

With Hulson holding a good lead, a battle for the top five spots took place behind him also involving fifth-place starter Jim Bernheisel. Late-race cautions regrouped the field and set up a chase to the checkered between Hulson and Altobelli.

In the final laps, Hulson and Altobelli raced wheel to wheel for the lead and win. At the checkered flag, Hulson narrowly scored the win over Altobelli, Kling, eighth-place starter Mike Corbin, and 10th-place starter Alyssa Rove.

Polesitter Cory long led at the onset of the pro stock feature. The race was slowed on the first lap when Jake Buck and points leader Kyle Bachman collided in turn four with Bachman able to rejoin the race.

On the restart, fifth-place starter AJ Hoffman and fourth-place starter Brandon Moser dueled for the lead. Hoffman and Moser swapped the lead several times while third-place starter Shaun Lawton raced in their shadows in third.

Entering turn three on the 12th lap, Moser and Hoffman made contact and slid to a stop against the outside guardrail. Lawton inherited the lead and held off fifth-place starter AJ Stroup and Bachman for the win. Long and Brad Myers completed the top five.



SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY -  11 August  2018
360 Sprint Cars – 16 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 99K Cody Keller 2) 33W Michael Walter 3) 35 Chad Layton 4) 28F  Davie Franek  5) 29 Jason Shultz  6) 7 Steve Buckwalter  7) 47 Adam Carberry  8) 77 Derek Locke  9) 49 Mallie Shuster  10) 66 Ryan Kissinger   11) 13 Ryan Higgins  12) 67 Ken Duke  13) 11 Jim Shuster  14) 71 Charlie Anderson  15) 669 Brandon McGough  16) 19 Colby Womer DNS

Heat Winners:  Ryan Higgins, Cody Keller

Late Model – 26 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 0F1 Coleby Frye  2) 24 Dylan Yoder  3) 32 Shawn Jones  4) 26 Jerry Bard  5) 2J Jeff Rine  6) 27 Jim Yoder  7) 119 Bryan Bernheisel  8) 9 Hays Mattern  9) 22 Brett Schadel  10) 1Z Dave Brouse Jr.   11) 61 Ken Trevitz  12) 7M Meade Hahn  13) 10 Dave Stamm  14) 6 Donnie Schick  15) 7 Dick Houtz  16) 76 Andy Haus  17) 72 Rance Garlock  18) 115 Shaun Miller  19) 46 Dan Green  20) 98 Randy Croop  21) 0B Larry Bear  22) 3 Tim Wilson  23) 06 Mike Lupfer  DNS-63 Nathan Long, 2Y Andrew Yoder, 74 Randy Christine

Heat Winners:  Jerry Bard, Bryan Bernheisel, Coleby Frye

Mid-Atlantic Modifieds – 19 Entries
20-Lap A-Main:  1) 40 Rick Hulson  2) 95H Mike Altobelli Jr.  3) 11 Brad Kling  4) 25 Mike Corbin  5) 55 Alyssa Rowe  6) 90 Ray Kable 7) 80 Keith Reed  8) 62 Mark Jones  9) 76 Brad Smith  10) 99 Bryun Green  11) 17 Andy Bosley  12) 95 Justin Cullum  13) 119 Jim Bernheisel  14) 17S Nicole Spaudling  15) 0 Haley Keiser  16) 98K Keith Lamphere  17) 8M Jeff McCauley  18) 44 Frank Dibella DNS  19) 95 Fred Cullum DNS

Heat Winners:  Rick Hulson, Mike Altobelli Jr.

Pro Stocks – 10 Entries
Heat Winners:  Shaun Lawton, Brandon Myers
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 92 Shaun Lawton 2) 26 AJ Stroup 3) 99B Kyle Bachman  4) 00 Cory Long  5) 94 Brad Myers  6) 6C AJ Hoffman  7) 8M Brandon Moser  8) 86 Wayne Shaffer  9) 11B Jake Buck  10) 14C Bill Conrad DNS

Brad Sweet Sends Sellout Knoxville Raceway Crowd into Pandemonium with Thrilling Knoxville Nationals Triumph

KNOXVILLE, IA – August 11, 2018 – Brad Sweet forever etched his name in the history books, edging 10-time Knoxville Nationals Champion Donny Schatz by 0.133 seconds in the second-closest finish in the 58-year history of the event. A Green-White-Checkered finish brought the sellout crowd to their feet with Sweet remaining loyal to the bottom and Schatz pounding the cushion. As the NAPA Auto Parts, Kasey Kahne Racing No.49 crossed the line in front of Schatz, the city of Knoxville erupted with positive emotion in celebration of a new winner. Kyle Larson led Lap 28 and 29, but settled for third to land on the podium for the second consecutive year.

Sweet earned the pole for the 50-lap, $150,000 to win Feature with the highest points total of the 97 drivers entered. Sweet dominated the first 25 laps of the event while Schatz and Larson waged war for the runner-up position. At the mandatory caution on Lap 25, Larson had secured second from Schatz and would get the first crack at his brother-in-law and fellow California native, Sweet.

Sweet made a rare error on the bottom on Lap 27, allowing Larson to get a run on the cushion to lead down the backstretch and officially take the lead on the 28th lap. Sweet, determined as ever, went back to work on the bottom of the racing surface and took the lead back on Lap 30.

“I knew I messed up bad, so I wasn’t surprised to see someone roll by. I wanted to get that lead back,” Sweet said of Larson getting by him in the middle stages of the race.

The entire capacity crowd knew that they had not seen the last of Donny Schatz. The current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series points leader rolled by Larson with 10 to go and began closing the margin on Sweet, who sits second in Outlaw points. The intensity was rising as Schatz closed in on the NAPA No.49, seeking his 11th Knoxville Nationals title.

Sweet remained committed to the bottom and took the two-to-go signal with a comfortable, but not unsurmountable lead, over Schatz. And then, the Red Flag flew for Kerry Madsen, who was uninjured in the accident. A collective gasp could be heard from the 21,000 plus fans, knowing the 2018 Knoxville Nationals would come down to a Green-White-Checkered finish.

The intensity, excitement and anxiety from the capacity crowd could be felt as the cars re-fired for the two-lap dash for $150,000. Schatz knew Sweet would remain loyal to the bottom, so he had no choice but to put his Tony Stewart Racing No.15 on the cushion. The difference between the duo was less than a car-length as they rolled by the packed backstretch grandstands and into turn three and four.

The entire crowd rose to their feet as Sweet and Schatz took the White Flag. Sweet on the bottom, Schatz on the top, the crowd roaring, that’s what this sport is all about. At the line, Brad Sweet edged Schatz by 0.133 seconds in the second-closest Knoxville Nationals in the 58-year history of the event to score the $150,000. An emotion-filled Sweet pulled into Victory Lane to pandemonium and unparalleled enthusiasm from his family, friends, crew, car owner and hundreds of fans.

“This is surreal. I’ve been dreaming about this, working at this, my entire life,” Sweet said. “I am forever etched into the Knoxville Nationals history books. When asked about the heart-pounding Green-White-Checkered finish Sweet didn’t hold back, “I think I held my breath. I really had to buckle down and hit the bottom the best I can. I couldn’t see [Donny], but I could hear him, I could hear a pitch of the engine on the outside of me. It doesn’t matter how much you win by as long as you win,” a jubilated Sweet said.

Donny Schatz settled for second and the $75,000 payday, not a bad consolation prize. “It was a lot of fun, that’s what it’s all about. Of course, it would have been more fun if I won,” Schatz said with a grin. “I knew if I wanted to win the race, I had to go somewhere else. There was enough [on the top] and I thought I had a good shot at Brad, I was praying for another lap when I came to the checkered. He didn’t make any mistakes, did a great job and got there first,” Schatz said.

Kyle Larson finished third and was excited for his brother-in-law Sweet, but talked about being a little tight and got had a good chuckle when Sweet said, “This is the first thing I’ve beaten Kyle at,” in reference to capturing a Knoxville Nationals title.

Texas’ Aaron Reutzel continues to cement himself as a top-tier 410 Sprint Car driver, backing up his Hard Charger honors last year with a fourth-place finish. Tim Kaeding, in a second Sides Motorsports entry, charged late to finish fifth.

Carson Macedo, aboard the Jason Johnson Racing No.41, was excellent all weekend long and finished sixth with Chad Kemenah finishing seventh. Logan Schuchart charged from 19th to eighth, Shane Stewart came from 15th to ninth and David Gravel completed the top-ten and earned KSE Hard Charger honors, advancing 13 positions from his 23rd starting spot.

As you read this, the small town of Knoxville, Iowa is beginning to slowly shift back to its quiet, unassuming normal state. But not after one of the most unforgettable Knoxville Nationals in the 58-year history of the event.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary season next weekend with a pair of dates in North Dakota, starting at River Cities on Friday, August 18 before heading to Red River Valley Speedway on Saturday, August 19.

Feature (started), 50 Laps, NT: 1. Brad Sweet (1); 2. Donny Schatz (4); 3. Kyle Larson (3); 4. Aaron Reutzel (5); 5. Tim Kaeding (10); 6. Carson Macedo (8); 7. Chad Kemenah (2); 8. Logan Schuchart (17); 9. Shane Stewart (15); 10. David Gravel (23); 11. Ian Madsen (11); 12. Tim Shaffer (7); 13. Jacob Allen (12); 14. Gio Scelzi (9); 15. Greg Hodnett (14); 16. Dominic Scelzi (25); 17. Daryn Pittman (22); 18. Parker Price-Miller (21); 19. Brock Zearfoss (24); 20. Matt Juhl (20); 21. Paul McMahan (19); 22. Kerry Madsen (6); 23. Terry McCarl (16); 24. Rico Abreu (13); 25. Brian Brown (18). Lap Leaders: Sweet 1-27, Larson 28-29, Sweet 30-50. Hard-charger: Gravel.

D Main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. 70, Dave Blaney, High Point, NC (2); 2. 71x, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (3); 3. 7c, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (1); 4. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (4); 5. 99G, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (6); 6. 9R, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (5) / 7. 17w, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (8); 8. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (14); 9. 9x, Jake Bubak, Arvada, OH (10); 10. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (9); 11. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (12); 12. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (17); 13. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (7); 14. 84, Tom Harris, Banbury, OXFD, UK (16); 15. 25, Bobby McMahan, Elk Grove, CA (13); 16. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (15); 17. 28P, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (11); 18. 18J, Jenna Frazier, Rio Linda, CA (19); 19. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (18) DNS – 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA; 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH; 44M, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA; 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust.; 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust.; 0, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust.; G1, Gary Taylor, Snohomish, WA; 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Aust.; 11, Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK; 2c, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK; 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA; 4K, Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, WA; 2mm, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA; 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA; 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ

C Main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (2); 2. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (6); 3. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (1); 4. 17x, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (13); 5. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (3) / 6. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (8); 7. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15); 8. 29, Willie Croft, Fresno, CA (16); 9. 70s, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (17); 10. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (11); 11. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (10); 12. Kevin Thomas Jr. (20); 13. Dave Blaney (19); 14. 17wx, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (18); 15. 1x, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (7); 16. 91T, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (4); 17. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (5); 18. Skylar Gee (23); 19. Rager Phillips (24); 20. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (14); 21. John Carney II (21); 22. Matt Covington (22); 23. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (12) DNS – 3H, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust.; 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can.; 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA

B Main (started), 22 Laps, 6:18.5: 1. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (1); 2. 9, Daryn Pittman, Bixby, OK (3); 3. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (7); 4. 4, Brock Zearfoss, Jonestown, PA (4) / 5. 2KS, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9); 6. 24w, Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, PA (2); 7. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (11); 8. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (16); 9. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (6); 10. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (12); 11. Spencer Bayston (22); 12. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (19); 13. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (10); 14. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (5); 15. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (18); 16. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (13); 17. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (14); 18. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (20); 19. Skylar Prochaska (21); 20. 7s, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (17); 21. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (15); 22. Trey Starks (24); 23. 5H, Sammy Walsh, Orangeville, NSW, Aust. (8); 24. Josh Baughman (23) DNS – 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Logan Schuchart Redeems Himself and Wins Friday Thriller to Lock-In to Knoxville Nationals

KNOXVILLE, IA – August 10, 2018 – Logan Schuchart hasn’t slept well the past 48 hours since his colossal mistake of missing the scales on his Qualifying Night. The driver of the Shark Racing No.1S battled Knoxville kingpin Brian Brown throughout the 25 laps to win Night Three of the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals and lock-in to Saturday’s Feature. Brown finished second to also lock-in. Veteran Paul McMahan and Knoxville regular Matt Juhl finished in third and fourth to transfer as well.

Logan Schuchart set fast time in Group A Qualifying and transferred through his Heat Race to earn the pole. Brian Brown did the same in Group B to start on the outside of the front row.

The duo quickly pulled away from the field and established themselves as the class of the field. Schuchart was glued to the bottom with Brown banging down the cushion and the pair went side-by-side for the better part of the first five laps. Schuchart had the advantage on the first four laps but Brown edged in front on the fifth circuit.

While Brown and Schuchart extended their lead, a torrid battle for the third and fourth positions between Paul McMahan, Sheldon Haudenschild and Matt Juhl took place. The trio battled fiercely for those coveted remaining two spots, forcing fans to choose which remarkable battle to watch.

Up front, Schuchart remained committed to the bottom with Brown up top, Schuchart edged back in front of Brown on Lap 10 as the duo raced through heavy traffic on the incredible racing surface Knoxville Raceway provided.

The only caution of the Feature flew after Spencer Bayston slowed with a flat tire with 10 laps complete, after Schuchart had taken the lead.

The ensuing restart saw Sheldon and Juhl get crossed up, allowing McMahan, who had faded to fifth, to surge back to third. McMahan distanced himself a little bit in third while Haudenschild and Juhl waged war for the final transfer spot.

Back up front, Schuchart and Brown continued to go wheel-to-wheel for the lead, Brown edged back to the lead on Lap 14 and led for two laps before Schuchart re-took the lead on Lap 16.

Haudenschild occupied that coveted fourth spot with five to go, but slipped up in turn three and four with five to go allowing Matt Juhl to get back by for the final spot. Sheldon did everything he could to close back in on Juhl to grab that spot back, but came up short and finished fifth.

Schuchart went on to win his first career Knoxville Raceway Feature by 2.482 seconds. Schuchart was relieved to have the opportunity to redeem himself from Friday’s mistake, “It was definitely a tough day, our team gave us another shot off my mistake. The car has been great all week, I just have to do my job and hopefully we’ll come forward.”

Brian Brown finished second and for the first time in his career said he was content finishing second, “I think I was as good as Logan in the middle portion of the race, but he was better at the end. I’ve never been content running second at Knoxville, but tonight I was, it gives us another chance tomorrow.”

Veteran Paul McMahan finished in third, locking in to yet another Knoxville Nationals. “I’m definitely stoked, the last few years people wrote me off. I’ve always believed in myself and I have had more fun this year than I have in the past five and it’s showing on the track.”

South Dakota’s Matt Juhl locked-in to his first career Knoxville Nationals. “We drive here 5 hours [1 way] to run weekly and we’ve been getting faster every week. To make the A-Main at the Knoxville Nationals means the world. It’s a dream come true,” Juhl, who sits fifth in the track point standings, said after the race.

The SPEED Sport World Challenge went to Dominic Scelzi, who earned a $10,000 payday, but more importantly locked-in to his first career Knoxville Nationals. “I have been dreaming of starting in the Knoxville Nationals since I was a little kind,” a jubilated Scelzi said.

The biggest Sprint Car race in the world crowns a champion tomorrow with a 50-Lap, $150,000 to win Feature.

Feature: 25 Laps, 1. Logan Schuchart (1); 2. Brian Brown (2); 3. Paul McMahan (4); 4. Matt Juhl (3); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (6); 6. Jamie Veal (18); 7. Sammy Swindell (5); 8. Davey Heskin (14); 9. Hunter Schuerenberg (7); 10. Brent Marks (10); 11. Jason Sides (11); 12. Dominic Scelzi (16); 13. Brooke Tatnell (24); 14. Joey Saldana (21); 15. Josh Schneiderman (17); 16. Skylar Prochaska (8); 17. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (19); 18. Trey Starks (12); 19. Cale Thomas (23); 20. Clint Garner (13); 21. Spencer Bayston (20); 22. Don Droud Jr. (15); 23. Greg Wilson (9); 24. James McFadden (22);

Time Trials Group A, 1. 1S, Logan Schuchart, Hanover, PA (32), 15.607; 2. 09, Matt Juhl, Tea, SD (3), 15.738; 3. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (24), 15.744; 4. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (22), 15.75; 5. 91T, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (6), 15.754; 6. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (20), 15.763; 7. 97G, Hunter Schuerenberg, Sikeston, MO (13), 15.775; 8. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (11), 15.781; 9. 7S, Jason Sides, Bartlett, TN (9), 15.79; 10. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (31), 15.792; 11. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (19), 15.794; 12. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (21), 15.81; 13. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (10), 15.813; 14. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (33), 15.845; 15. 7W, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (1), 15.86; 16. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 15.885; 17. 70S, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (8), 15.9; 18. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (17), 15.939; 19. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (4), 15.943; 20. G1, Gary Taylor, Snohomish, WA (7), 15.947; 21. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (23), 15.968; 22. 11, Roger Crockett, Medford, OR (14), 16.006; 23. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (28), 16.023; 24. 17WX, Shane Golobic, Fremont, CA (18), 16.028; 25. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (27), 16.049; 26. 99, Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, OK (5), 16.07; 27. 9R, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (26), 16.116; 28. 70, Dave Blaney, High Point, NC (16), 16.161; 29. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (2), 16.183; 30. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (29), 16.252; 31. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (25), 16.345; 32. 15M, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (12), 16.501; 33. 85, Chase Wanner, Batavia, IA (30), No Time

Time Trials Group B, 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (3), 15.794; 2. 13X, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN (30), 15.816; 3. 17, Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (14), 15.825; 4. 0, Lynton Jeffrey, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (7), 15.829; 5. 3H, James McFadden, Ormeau, QLD, Aust. (31), 15.848; 6. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (8), 15.869; 7. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (16), 15.887; 8. 19, Brent Marks, Myerstown, PA (21), 15.896; 9. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (23), 15.903; 10. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (6), 15.918; 11. 41S, Dominic Scelzi, Fresno, CA (27), 15.918; 12. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Au (24), 15.955; 13. 28P, Brian Paulus, Mooresville, IN (2), 15.965; 14. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (17), 16.006; 15. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (19), 16.006; 16. 29, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (9), 16.025; 17. 7C, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (28), 16.028; 18. 10, Clyde Knipp, California, MO (22), 16.062; 19. 17B, Bill Balog, Hartland, WI (12), 16.099; 20. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (13), 16.115; 21. 68, Chase Johnson, Penngrove, CA (5), 16.122; 22. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (26), 16.123; 23. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (1), 16.173; 24. 71X, Kevin Thomas Jr., Cullman, AL (20), 16.18; 25. 99G, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (32), 16.214; 26. 12N, Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH (29), 16.238; 27. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (18), 16.271; 28. 25, Bobby McMahan, Elk Grove, CA (10), 16.443; 29. 84, Tom Harris, Banbury, OXFD, UK (15), 16.443; 30. 44M, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (25), 16.488; 31. 2K, Kevin Ingle, Huron, SD (11), 16.71; 32. 18J, Jenna Frazier, Rio Linda, CA (4), 17.178;

Friday, August 10, 2018

Brad Sweet Dominates Night Two of Nationals to Earn Pole for Saturday’s Finale

KNOXVILLE, IA – August 9, 2018 – Brad Sweet made an exclamation point to the Sprint Car world on the second night of the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals, storming from sixth to the lead on the opening lap. Sweet never looked back and cruised to the Feature win and accumulated enough points to start on the pole for Saturday’s $150,000 to win Knoxville Nationals Finale. Rico Abreu finished second with David Gravel coming from 11th to third to complete the podium.

The front row for the 25-lap Feature was North Dakota’s Mark Dobmeier and California’s Rico Abreu, but it was the current runner-up in the World of Outlaws Points Standings Brad Sweet blasting from his sixth starting position to lead the opening lap.

“Rob Cappetta has really found something in these engines, we’re not blowing people away in time trials by two-tenths or anything, but it runs excellent for the first lap. I think that’s what people saw on Sunday [in the Pole Shuffle at the Capitani Classic] as well, combine that with a car that handles great and we’ve been pretty good," Sweet said in his post-race press conference. Sweet was dominant in his Heat Race opening lap as well, fueling his charge from eighth to second in that event.

A pair of cautions during the opening two laps kept the field close to Sweet, but that was as close as the competition would get to the driver known as ‘The Big Cat’.

“I’ve never had this much confidence heading into Nationals, but I know the job is far from done,” Sweet said about earning the pole for the biggest Sprint Car race in the world. “Donny [Schatz] and Kyle [Larson] and a whole bunch of others are going to be right there, but we’re certainly going to give it our best shot,” Sweet said about his NAPA Racing No.49 team on Saturday.

Rico Abreu quickly moved into second and never relinquished that position, despite heavy pressure from 11th-starting David Gravel.

“We just keep getting our car better and better this year. I’m really proud of my young team, we’ve battled a lot of issues this year, but we’ve become a good unit because of it. Three years in a row to be locked into the A Main at the Knoxville Nationals shows how good this team is,” an enthusiastic Abreu said after being interviewed post-race.

Gravel muscled his way forward through the field quickly from his 11th-starting position, obtaining seventh by Lap 2 and getting to third by Lap 8. Despite finishing third, because of a poor Qualifying time and 4th-place run in his Heat, Gravel will start seventh in the B-Main/Last Chance Showdown on Saturday.

“We know we have the car speed at the end of the night and tonight showed that, but we were pretty disappointed with our Qualifying run. We really needed to win our Heat to help our points,” Gravel said in the post-race press conference. “We know at the end of the night, we have a very good car and there’s a lot of good cars up front in the B, but we have a lot of confidence that we can pass some cars,” Gravel said in confidence about his CJB Motorsports No.5 team.

Tim Kaeding was strong all night in a second Jason Sides Motorsports entry and finished fourth to lock-in to Saturday’s finale. Terry McCarl finished fifth in the Feature and accumulated just enough points to lock-in to Saturday’s Feature as well.

KSE Hard Charger Honors went to Shane Stewart who surged from 23rd to eighth and locked in to Saturday’s Feature with the 15th highest point total. Carson Macedo aboard the Jason Johnson Racing No.41 set Quick Time and came from 21st to ninth and locked the JJR No.41 into the Saturday Feature with the eighth highest point total.

Feature (started), 25 Laps, NT: 1. Brad Sweet (6); 2. Rico Abreu (2); 3. David Gravel (13); 4. Tim Kaeding (5); 5. Terry McCarl (4); 6. Chad Kemenah (8); 7. Cory Eliason (10); 8. Shane Stewart (23); 9. Carson Macedo (21); 10. Kraig Kinser (11); 11. Mark Dobmeier (1); 12. Jacob Allen (7); 13. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (15); 14. Parker Price-Miller (22); 15. Spencer Bayston (9); 16. Wayne Johnson (18); 17. Jamie Veal (24); 18. Sammy Swindell (17); 19. John Carney II (3); 20. Chris Martin (19); 21. Gary Taylor (20); 22. Dave Blaney (16); 23. Harli White (12); 24. Josh Schneiderman (14). Lap Leader: Sweet 1-25. Hard-charger: S. Stewart (+15)

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 41, Carson Macedo, Lemoore, CA (9), 15.520; 2. 10H, Chad Kemenah, Alvada, OH (6), 15.608; 3. 1A, Jacob Allen, Hanover, PA (20), 15.627; 4. 49, Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA (1), 15.634; 5. 71P, Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, IN (41), 15.643; 6. 28, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (19), 15.691; 7. 44, Trey Starks, Puyallup, WA (5), 15.748; 8. 19P, Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH (10), 15.767; 9. 2, Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK (50), 15.783; 10. 7, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (18), 15.810; 11. 91T, Cale Thomas, Fairland, IN (3), 15.838; 12. 1X, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (2), 15.857; 13. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (47), 15.861; 14. 17X, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (36), 15.862; 15. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (35), 15.894; 16. 7C, John Carney II, El Paso, TX (21), 15.902; 17. 24R, Rico Abreu, St. Helena, CA (33), 15.925; 18. 99G, Skylar Gee, Leduc, ALB, Can. (14), 15.942; 19. 48, Danny Dietrich, Gettysburg, PA (16), 15.948; 20. 35, Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, VIC, Aust. (34), 15.97; 21. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (26), 15.977; 22. 39, Spencer Bayston, Lebanon, IN (40), 15.980; 23. 21AU, Jordyn Brazier, Sydney, NSW, Aust. (13), 15.982; 24. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (44), 15.985; 25. 83, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (49), 15.989; 26. 11K, Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN (23), 15.993; 27. 26, Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN (42), 16.001; 28. 17W, Harli White, Lindsay, OK (12), 16.005; 29. 5, David Gravel, Watertown, CT (46), 16.020; 30. 49J, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (31), 16.026; 31. 15H, Sam Hafertepe Jr., Sunnyvale, TX (45), 16.032; 32. 9R, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (15), 16.059; 33. 70, Dave Blaney, High Point, NC (11), 16.076; 34. 1, Sammy Swindell, Germantown, TN (51), 16.084; 35. 2C, Wayne Johnson, Tuttle, OK (39), 16.121; 36. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (29), 16.123; 37. 44M, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (7), 16.125; 38. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (48), 16.137; 39. G1, Gary Taylor, Snohomish, WA (37), 16.150; 40. 25, Bobby McMahan, Elk Grove, CA (22), 16.204; 41. 21K, Thomas Kennedy, Winnipeg, MB, Can. (28), 16.214; 42. 35P, Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN (17), 16.244; 43. W20, Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH (25), 16.258; 44. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (43), 16.259; 45. 28AU, Allan Woods, Brisbane, QLD, Aust. (32), 16.274; 46. 81, Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH (30), 16.308; 47. 3X, Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH (24), 16.308; 48. 91, Kyle Reinhardt, Neptune City, NJ (27), 16.332; 49. 18J, Jenna Frazier, Rio Linda, CA (8), 17.756; 50. 84, Tom Harris, Banbury, OXFD, UK (38), 18.088; 51. 2MM, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (4), NT.

Final Combined Points:

A Main: 1. 49 Brad Sweet 491; 2. 10H Chad Kemenah 479; 3. 57 Kyle Larson 475; 4. 15 Donny Schatz 474; 5. 87 Aaron Reutzel 473; 6. 2M Kerry Madsen 473; 7. 49X Tim Shaffer 471; 8. 41 Carson Macedo 469; 9. 71 Gio Scelzi 468; 10. 3 Tim Kaeding 467; 11. 18 Ian Madsen 467; 12. 1A Jacob Allen 465; 13. 24R Rico Abreu 463; 14. 27 Greg Hodnett 462; 15. 2 Shane Stewart 458; 16 24 Terry McCarl 455

B Main: 17. 71P Parker Price-Miller 454; 18. 24W Lucas Wolfe 453; 19. 9 Daryn Pittman 452; 20. 4 Brock Zearfoss 444; 21. 83 Cory Eliason 440; 22. 13 Mark Dobmeier 437; 23. 5 David Gravel 431; 24. 5H Sammy Walsh 431; 25. 2KS Austin McCarl 429; 26. 11K Kraig Kinser 426

Any driver not listed above will Qualify again on Friday with a clean slate and a complete racing program. The top-four in Friday’s Feature will lineup 17th-20th in Saturday’s finale. The remains of the B, C, D and E will be lined up based on Friday’s finishing order.

The Knoxville Nationals are halfway over, but the action is just getting started.

Heat one (started), 10 Laps, 2:42.8: 1. Sam Hafertepe Jr. (2); 2. Mark Dobmeier (4); 3. Kraig Kinser (3); 4. John Carney II (5) / 5. Scott Bogucki (7); 6. Carson Macedo (8); 7. Matt Covington (1); 8. Cale Thomas (6) / 9. Lee Jacobs (10); 10. Thomas Kennedy (9)

Heat two (started), 10 Laps, 2:47.1: 1. Chris Martin (1); 2. Rico Abreu (5); 3. Spencer Bayston (4); 4. Chad Kemenah (8) / 5. Rager Phillips (2); 6. Jac Haudenschild (10); 7. Joey Saldana (3); 8. Trey Starks (7) / 9. Skylar Prochaska (9); 10. Don Droud Jr. (6)

Heat three (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.9: 1. Dave Blaney (2); 2. Tim Kaeding (6); 3. Harli White (3); 4. Jacob Allen (8) / 5. Skylar Gee (5); 6. Greg Wilson (9); 7. Jordyn Brazier (4); 8. Paige Polyak (7) / 9. Kyle Reinhardt (10); 10. Brian Brown (1)

Heat four (started), 10 Laps, 2:44.2: 1. Sammy Swindell (2); 2. Brad Sweet (8); 3. Gary Taylor (1); 4. David Gravel (3) / 5. Shane Stewart (7); 6. Brooke Tatnell (4); 7. Josh Baughman (6); 8. Danny Dietrich (5) / 9. RJ Johnson (9); 10. Jenna Frazier (10)

Heat five (started), 10 Laps, 2:45.1: 1. Cory Eliason (4); 2. Wayne Johnson (2); 3. Josh Schneiderman (3); 4. Terry McCarl (6); 5. Parker Price-Miller (8); 6. Jamie Veal (5); 7. Carson McCarl (7); 8. Allan Woods (9); 9. Bobby McMahan (1); 10. Tom Harris (10)

C main (started), 10 Laps, 2:18.1: 1. Don Droud Jr. (1); 2. RJ Johnson (4); 3. Bobby McMahan (2); 4. Lee Jacobs (5) / 5. Skylar Prochaska (3); 6. Tom Harris (6) DNS - 7. Thomas Kennedy; 8. Kyle Reinhardt; 9. Brian Brown; 10. Jenna Frazier; 11. Matt Moro

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Carson Macedo (1); 2. Parker Price-Miller (2); 3. Shane Stewart (6); 4. Jamie Veal (12) / 5. Scott Bogucki (3); 6. Danny Dietrich (11); 7. Don Droud Jr. (19); 8. Cale Thomas (8); 9. Josh Baughman (9); 10. Greg Wilson (18); 11. Skylar Gee (10); 12. Brooke Tatnell (14); 13. Rager Phillips (16); 14. Lee Jacobs (23); 15. Allan Woods (17); 16. RJ Johnson (22); 17. Paige Polyak (5); 18. Trey Starks (4); 19. Joey Saldana (15); 20. Carson McCarl (7); 21. Jordyn Brazier (13); 22. Jac Haudenschild (20); 23. Bobby McMahan (21); DNS - 24. Matt Covington

Final Combined Points

A main
1 49 Brad Sweet 491
2 10H Chad Kemenah 479
3 57 Kyle Larson 475
4 15 Donny Schatz 474
5 87 Aaron Reutzel 473
6 2M Kerry Madsen 473
7 49X Tim Shaffer 471
8 41 Carson Macedo 469
9 71 Gio Scelzi 468
10 3 Tim Kaeding 467
11 18 Ian Madsen 467
12 1A Jacob Allen 465
13 24R Rico Abreu 463
14 27 Greg Hodnett 462
15 2 Shane Stewart 458
16 24 Terry McCarl 455

B main
17 71P Parker Price-Miller 454
18 24W Lucas Wolfe 453
19 9 Daryn Pittman 452
20 4 Brock Zearfoss 444
21 83 Cory Eliason 440
22 13 Mark Dobmeier 437
23 5 David Gravel 431
24 5H Sammy Walsh 431
25 2KS Austin McCarl 429
26 11K Kraig Kinser 426

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Greg Hodnett Leads All 25 Laps to Score Night One of Knoxville Nationals

KNOXVILLE, IA – August 8, 2018 – Greg Hodnett got the early jump and never looked back to score Night One of the 5-Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals for the Pennsylvania Posse. Tim Shaffer threw everything he had for the lead, but settled for second with Kyle Larson, who ended the night as the high point guy, settling for third.

Brock Zearfoss hit the 8-car invert for the Feature perfectly, earning the pole for the 25-Lap Feature in his first Knoxville Nationals appearance, which set up an all Pennsylvania front row.

Hodnett drag-raced with Zearfoss down the long Knoxville Raceway front stretch to lead into turn one and subsequently the opening circuit. Hodnett and Zearfoss paced the field but as the duo began to approach heavy lapped traffic, the Red Flag flew for Clyde Knipp and Jamie Ball, who got upside down in turn three with 8 laps complete.

Both drivers walked away from the accident unscathed. When action resumed, Tim Shaffer pounced and got by Zearfoss for second and began chasing down Hodnett for the lead.

Austin McCarl brought out the caution with 11 laps remaining. Hodnett powered away on the restart, as Shaffer, Kyle Larson and 16-year-old Giovanni Scelzi went three-wide down the backstretch for second, inciting a roar from the Knoxville Raceway crowd.

Shaffer muscled his way into turn three to maintain the runner-up position and once again set his sights on Hodnett, who was establishing a strong pace.

Shaffer closed in on Hodnett and was poised to make a move before the final caution of the night flew for Dominic Scelzi with six laps remaining. Hodnett went to the cushion in turn one as Shaffer tried to stick his Demyan-Rudzik Racing No.49X to the bottom.

The duo switched lines on the other side of the Knoxville Raceway as Hodnett was glued to the bottom. Shaffer threw everything he had at Hodnett one last time in turn one, but couldn’t complete the pass for the lead as Hodnett went on to win his second career 410 Sprint Car Feature at Knoxville Raceway by less than a half of a second.

Hodnett described the last few laps as just hanging on, “I had no clue where anyone else was running, I was just trying to drive it hard. Seeing guys like Shaffer and Larson climb up the board is pretty tough, because you don’t know where, while you are running out front,” Hodnett said in the post-race interview.

“I really do like Knoxville, it tends to make you drive pretty straight and hard, which is what I like to do. I’ve always felt comfortable here and I really enjoy the atmosphere,” the pilot of the Heffner Racing No.27 added.

Tim Shaffer, the 2010 Knoxville Nationals Champion, settled for second and was in good spirits. “Greg was rolling pretty good, I had to run the car a little harder to try and close in, but Greg wasn’t making any mistakes. We had speed early this year but haven’t had as much lately. My guys have been working hard and trying to find speed at the same and we did that tonight,” Shaffer said.

Kyle Larson ended his night on the podium, but more importantly as the high point man for the night with 475 markers. “It’s cool to be the high point man after your Qualifying night, I doubt it will stand after tomorrow, but hopefully I’ll be in the second row,” Larson said.

“Prelim nights are obviously so important for everyone, but it’s essential for me to lock-in. With my NASCAR schedule, I can’t come back Friday, so I knew that I needed to lock-in for Saturday’s Feature or I would be watching. And I don’t want to watch on Saturday,” Larson added with a smile.

Giovanni Scelzi continues to impress the Sprint Car world and came home fourth in his first Knoxville Nationals appearance aboard the Indy Race Parts No.71. Donny Schatz picked up the KSE Hard Charger on the evening, blasting from 21st to complete the top five and secure himself 474 points, good enough for second on the night. Ian Madsen charged from 22nd to sixth with Lucas Wolfe hanging on for seventh after his top wing panel collapsed late in the race.

Aaron Reutzel, Kerry Madsen and Brock Zearfoss completed the top ten. Logan Schuchart set fast time over the field but after winning the Last Chance Showdown failed to go to the scales, thus disqualifying him from the event and burying him in the point standings. Schuchart owned up the mistake and hopes to prove himself Friday.

Feature Finish: 1. 27 – Greg Hodnett; 2. 49X – Tim Shaffer; 3. 57 – Kyle Larson; 4. 71 – Giovanni Scelzi; 5. 15 – Donny Schatz; 6. 18 – Ian Madsen; 7. 24W – Lucas Wolfe; 8. 87 – Aaron Reutzel; 9. 2M – Kerry Madsen; 10. 4 – Brock Zearfoss; 11. 9 – Daryn Pittman; 12. 29 – Willie Croft; 13. 5H – Sammy Walsh; 14. 99 – Brady Bacon; 15. 09 – Matt Juhl; 16. 11 – Roger Crockett; 17. 71X – Kevin Thomas, Jr.; 18. 40 – Clint Garner; 19. 15M – Bobby Mincer; 20. 85 – Chase Wanner; 21. 41S – Dominic Scelzi; 22. 2KS – Austin McCarl; 23. 10 – Clyde Knipp; 24. 5J – Jamie Ball; Lap Leaders 1-25 Greg Hodnett; KSE Hard Charger Donny Schatz (+16)

Top 10 in Knoxville Nationals Points:
1. Kyle Larson - 475
2. Donny Schatz - 474
3. Aaron Reutzel - 473
4. Kerry Madsen - 473
5. Tim Shaffer - 471
6. Giovanni Scelzi - 468
7. Ian Madsen - 467
8. Greg Hodnett - 462
9. Lucas Wolfe - 453
10. Daryn Pittman - 452

Sunday, August 05, 2018

CHASE GUTSHALL EARNS FIRST CAREER SUPER SPORTSMAN VICTORY

YORK HAVEN, Pa.: Chase Gutsall remembers going to Williams Grove Speedway to watch his idols in the Super Sportsman division.
At the time, Gutshall raced in the micro and quarter-midget division. But he always dreamed of running a Super Sportsman and outrunning his fellow drivers to the checkered flag for a win.

And now, Gutshall is one of the group.

Gutshall, a 17-year-old up-and-comer, showed how far he has come in his second full year of Super Sportsman competition, when he held off the division’s best, Scott Dellinger to win the 25-lap BAPS Paint Night main event at BAPS Motor Speedway.

“It was pretty special,” said Gutshall of his first career victory. “I was there at Williams Grove watching all of my idols, Scott Dellinger, Frankie Herr, Kenny Edkin, and Russ Mitten. I’m pretty honored to be running up front with them.

“The competition in the Super Sportsman division is harder than anything I’ve ever run, so I knew it was going to take a little while [to win].”

 Adam Wray got the jump on the start from his pole-starting spot and paced the field, with Gutshall surging into second. Gutshall followed Wray for the first three circuits before making a bid for the lead on Lap 4. Before Gutshall could pull the trigger and make the pass, the caution was displayed, and a restart ensued.
Wray had little chance. Gutshall got a good start and nailed the bottom in Turns 1 and 2, driving into the lead off the second corner.

“I was supposed to start fifth, but Nate Young didn’t start, and I moved up to third,” Gutshall said. “Everybody stretched out, and I was tracking down the 29 [Wray] on the bottom. I tried to slide him, and the caution came out. “So, we got the restart, and I did the same thing and got the lead off the end of the corner. The track was rough on the bottom, so I figured if I could get around him on the bottom and block the top lanes, we would be alright.”

No lead is safe with Scott Dellinger, who has six wins on the season at the speedway, lurking in the field.

Dellinger started 10th on the grid and, methodically, made his way to the front. He diced with Frankie Herr in the top five before taking over the second position. But Dellinger didn’t have to run down Gutshall very long. A caution on Lap 13 gave the track kingpin a clear shot at the leader. Gutshall wasn’t worried. He kept his nerves in check and was able to hang on over the last 12 laps to earn a well-deserved trip to Victory Lane.

“I kept looking at the scoreboard and saw Scott Dellinger was behind me,” Gutshall said. “So, I knew I needed to step up my game on the restarts.

“I knew going into Turn 1, I had to get a good restart and block the top, because the top is where it was at. I was able to pull away, but I saw him peak underneath me and try to startle me. As the race went on, the car kept getting better and better. I’m just lucky to be here.”

Dellinger was second, followed by Herr and 11th-place starter Chad Criswell. Justin Foster stormed from 18th to fifth and was named Aero Wings Hard Charger.

Nate Young received the ArtWerks Hard Luck Award. Wray, Gutshall, and Criswell were heat winners for the 28-car field. Foster won the consolation.

Charles Potts started on the pole and wired the field to capture the 20-lap Creekside Auto Sales 358 Late Model feature

It wasn’t exactly easy for Potts at the front. Six cautions gave Brian Shuey and Alan Sagi plenty of opportunities to wrestle the lead away. But Potts was up to the challenge. He controlled the front position and took the win over Sagi, Shuey, Sean Merkel, and Joe Lusk. Potts, Shuey, and Travis Mease were heat winners for the 21-car field.

In the 20-lap Morgan Paving-Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock division, it was all Jason Townsend at the front for the win. Townsend lined up fourth on the grid but took the lead on a wild first lap. That was all he needed to lead the rest of the way and take the win.

Jasen Geesaman came from eighth to second. Eric Tripp also made a nice charge to third after starting in the 11th position. Brian Walls and Ryan Smith completed the top five.
Townsend, Smith, and Walls were heat winners for the 21-car field. Trip received ArtWerks Hard Charger honors.

 Super Sportsman Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Chase Gutshall; 2. Scott Dellinger; 3. Frankie Herr; 4. Chad Criswell; 5. Justin Foster; 6. Kenny Edkin; 7. Steve Fannasy; 8. Bruce Buckwalter; 9. John Edkin; 10. Garrett Williamson; 11. Dave Hollar; 12. Tyler Wolford; 13. Timmie Barrick; 14. Jay Fannasy; 15. Doug Dodson; 16. Matt Ondek; 17. Tom Wyckoff; 18. Mike Enders; 19. Dan John; 20. Adam Wray; 21. Davey Walsh; 22. Russ Mitten; 23. Paul Miller; 24. Nate Young.

 Late Model Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Charles Potts; 2. Alan Sagi; 3. Brian Shuey; 4. Sean Merkel; 5. Joe Lusk; 6. Travis Mease; 7. Chuck Cox; 8. Ross Leinbach; 9. Brandon Eveler; 10. Troy Miller; 11. Ben Whitaker; 12. Cameron Benyou; 13. Dave Latsha; 14. Joe Westerman Jr.; 15. Terry Gingerich; 16. Shaun Miller; 17. Deshawn Gingerich; 18. Jennifer Hartz; 19. Bobby Beard.

Street Stock Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Jason Townsend; 2. Jasen Geesaman; 3. Eric Tripp; 4. Brian Walls; 5. Ryan Smith; 6. Eddie Richards; 7. Jim Palm; 8. Wayne Dutterer; 9. Brandon Wanner; 10. Bobby Kupp; 11. Kory Sites; 12. Kevin Kolaric; 13. Bud Witmer; 14. Bill Wentz; 15. Gary Calimer Jr.; 16. Marshall McMullen; 17. Chris Derr; 18. Cory Phillips; 19. Randy Zechman; 20. Kyle Saylor.

BRIAN MONTIETH WINS FOURTH LINCOLN SPEEDWAY 410 SPRINT FEATURE OF 2018; Wyatt Hinkle earns second career 358 Sprint win; Joe Brown wins Classic Racing Series “Dizzy Dean” Memorial

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 8/4/2018 – Brian Montieth admits they really doesn’t think about the number of wins he has. All he does is think about the race in front of him each night. And for his legion of fans who call Lincoln Speedway home most Saturday nights, that’s just fine by them.

Montieth started on the pole, survived three stoppages of action due to red flags, and raced away to his fourth win of the year in the 25-lap 410 sprint feature Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway.
“The heat races were everything when they start like this (heads up from heat race finish),” said Montieth matter-of-factly standing next to his winning Premier Autoworks No.21 sprint car in victory lane. “The track was good, fast, and it was pretty even…the heat race (win) was everything.”
“We don’t even think about it…we just come out here to race,” said Montieth following his 59th career win when asked his thoughts on closing in on Kenny Weld for 4th place on Lincoln Speedway’s all time win list.  “People ask me where I finished at a certain track, on a certain night and I honestly don’t know.”

“I only know what is in front of me while we’re sitting here on the front stretch. Last week we didn’t do well as a team and all we knew was we needed to step up our game this week.”
After what Montieth called a bad night of racing last week (7th place), all he and his Premier Autoworks team wanted to do was to do better. And that they did.

Starting 7th in the first heat of the night, Montieth simply did what he needed to do. Win his heat and start on the pole for the feature. So, he went out and won it.

Now it was a matter of putting together 25 laps better than the week before.

At the start Montieth jumped in front after a spirited opening lap duel with outside front row starter Tim Wagaman. After five laps, and starting to close on lapped traffic, the 1st of 3 red flags waved when Tyler Ross rolled in turn four.

The restart saw much of the same as he continued to lead the field and opened up over two seconds on second place Wagaman they headed into lapped traffic with 10 laps in the books.
Wagaman and third-starting Scott Fisher tried to chase down Montieth as the non-stop lapped traffic got heavier and heavier.

But suddenly on the 20th lap the racing stopped. Montieth’s teammate Austin Hogue, driver of the No.21X sprinter, appeared to lose his brakes heading into the first turn, slammed into the outer wall and flipped up into the catch fence. With his car resting on it’s side, the red flag waved, and emergency crews descended onto the accident scene.

After many agonizing minutes, Hogue was extricated from the car, placed onto a stretcher, and taken to a nearby hospital.
“We were just hoping everything was alright,” said Montieth when asked about the accident involving his teammate. “They said he was okay, knew where he was at, and was moving everything, so he’s pretty good.”

Other than talking and moving his extremities, no further information on Hogue’s condition was available at this time.

When they got back to racing Montieth continued where he left off with five laps to go and lead the field again until the final red flag of the night waved with only four laps to go when Cole Young rolled his sprinter in turns three and four. Young was okay.

But now Montieth had Glenndon Forsythe on his bumper for the restart after Forsythe got by Wagaman on the previous restart for the runner-up spot.

But the result was the same. With a clear track ahead, Montieth raced away to his fourth win of the year.
“It was a good race track but it took an hour and a half longer than I wanted it too,” said Montieth with a smile. “I was way better in clean air and when I started to get into lapped cars there we got way tight.”

“I didn’t want to see red (flags), but definitely yellows. It was going to get interesting with the traffic. There was no where to go in traffic in front of me when we got up to the middle of the pack. But everything played out the way it needed to today that’s for sure.”
Forsythe settled for second, with Cory Haas coming from his 12th starting spot to pass Wagaman in the closing laps for third.

“We wrecked that car with Danny (Dietrich) a few weeks ago, which was unfortunate,” added Montieth. “But I think it was the best thing to happen to us because this car is a heck of a lot better…”.

Wagaman and 13th-starting Anthony Macri finished fourth and fifth respectively.
Completing the top-10 were Chad Trout, Brandon Rahmer, Jim Siegel, 20th-starting Freddie Rahmer, and 15th-starting Kyle Moody.
Heats for the 24 410 Sprints on hand were won by Montieth, Wagaman, and Fisher.

East Berlin’s Wyatt Hinkle survived a caution with only two laps to go to hang on for his second career win in the 20-lap 358 sprint feature.

After losing the lead, and ultimately the race, under nearly the same circumstances a week ago to Tyler Walton, Hinkle now had the same or even harder of situation with only two laps to go.
A group of cars with late-race surges were now on his bumper. They included Steve Owings, Tyler Ross, and Scott Geesey.

But Hinkle was not to be denied this night as he held off the restart challenge of Owings and raced away to take the checkered .84-seconds ahead for his 2nd career win in the 358 Sprint feature.
Owings, Ross and Geesey followed with 11th-starting Troy Wagaman, Jr. finishing fifth.
Completing the top-10 were 14th-starting Brent Shearer, Cody Fletcher, Kyle Denmyer, 12th-starting Tyler Walton, and Matt Findley.

Heats for the 23 358 Sprints on hand were won by Trey Hivner, Walton, and Geesey.


Joe Brown passed Dylan Brown on the eighth lap and raced to the win in the 20-lap “Dizzy Dean” Renfro Memorial for the Classic Racing Series.

Neal Reamer finished second, Wes Brown third, Dylan Brown fourth, and Charlie Summers fifth.

Heats for the 13 Classic Racing Series cars on hand were won by Dylan Brown and Neal Reamer.

Next Saturday night, August 11th, Lincoln Speedway swings back into action with the special time trial 410 Sprint show, along with the 358 Sprinters and the Vintage Modified Shootout cars.

Competition Pit gates will open at 5 PM, Spectator Pit Admission & General Admission gates will open at 5:30 PM. Hot laps will get underway at 7 PM, followed by time trials at 7:30 PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS
Saturday, August 4, 2018
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA
DCS SCHOOL OF DRIVING NIGHT

LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 39-Cory Haas; 4. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 1X-Chad Trout; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 10. 99M-Kyle Moody; 11. 87-Alan Krimes; 12. 7K-Dan Shetler; 13. 21T-Scott Fisher; 14. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 15. 90-Jordon Givler; 16. 49H-Bradley Howard; 17. 73B-Brett Michalski; 18. 74D-TJ DeHaven; 19. 11-Greg Plank; 20. 17-Cole Young (DNF); 21. 21X-Austin Hogue (DNF); 22. 10-Zach Eucalano (DNF); 23. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF); 24. 5-Tyler Ross. No Time

Lap Leaders – Brian Montieth (1-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 21X-Austin Hogue; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 17-Cole Young; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski; 8. 11-Greg Plank. Time – 2:29.34

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 2. 7K-Dan Shetler; 3. 3B-Randy Baughman; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 48H-Bradley Howard; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 5-Tyler Ross. Time – 2:23.586

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 21T-Scott Fisher; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 39-Cory Haas; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody; 6. 90-Jordon Givler; 7. 74D-TJ DeHaven; 8. 10-Zach Eucalano. Time – 2:28.141

KEISER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS

358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 41B-Tyler Ross; 4. 41-Scott Geesey; 5. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 6. 12-Brent Shearer; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 9. 14T-Tyler Walton; 10. 28-Matt Findley; 11. 7-Trey Hivner; 12. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 13. 5T-Travis Scott; 14. 59-Steve Wilbur; 15. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 16. 44-Dylan Norris; 17. 34-Mark VanVorst; 18. 5A-Zachary Allman (DNF); 19. 2D-Aaron Spahr (DNF); 20. 13A-Trevin Caruccio (DNF); 21. 80-Rodney Westhafer (DNF); DNS – 66-Jeff Halligan. No Time
Lap Leaders – Wyatt Hinkle (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 7-Trey Hivner; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 5. 80-Rodney Westhafer; 6. 11D-Cody Hartlaub; 7. 2D-Dylan Orwig; 8. 66-Jeff Halligan (DNF). Time – 2:29.34

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 14T-Tyler Walton; 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 12-Brent Shearer; 6. 5A-Zachary Allman; 7. 13A-Trevin Caruccio; DNS – 9-Dalton Dietrich. Time – 2:26.28

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 41-Scott Geesey; 2. 41B-Tyler Ross; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 59-Steve Wilbur; 6. 5T-Travis Scott; 7. 34-Mark VanVorst. Time – 2:25.93

CLASSIC RACING SERIES
Classic Racing Series Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 89-Joe Brown; 2. 73-Neal Reamer; 3. 86-Wes Brown; 4. 9-Dylan Brown; 5. 07-Charlie Summers; 6. 2-Jim Rost; 7. 09-Ron Grove; 8. 56-Lance Grove; 9. 48-Mike Cashman; 10. 54J-Jimmy Combs (DNF); 11. 100-Al Vican (DNF); 12. 19-Chad Stine (DNF); 13. 87-Roland Brown (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Dylan Brown (1-7), Joe Brown (8-20)

Classic Racing Series Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps) – 1. 9-Dylan Brown; 2. 09-Ron Grove; 3. 19-Chad Stine; 4. 56-Lance Grove; 5. 48-Michael Cashman; 6. 86-Wes Brown (DNF); DNS – 2-Jim Rost. No Time

Classic Racing Series Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps) – 1. 73-Neal Reamer; 2. 89-Joe Brown; 3. 07-Charlie Summers; 4. 87-Roland Brown; 5. 54J-Jimmy Combs; 6. 100-Al Vican (DNF). Time – 2:41. 62

HEIMBACH, GARLOCK & LAWTON THRILL FANS WITH WHEEL-TO-WHEEL RACING ON SUPER SELINSGROVE TRACK SURFACE!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove scored his second $5,000-to-win 360 sprint car race of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway in the 18th annual Mach 1 Chassis Open Saturday night.

The race was one of the most exciting of the year with the front runners exchanging the lead, pulling off slide jobs, and then having Heimbach make a late-race charge by Chad Layton of Harrisburg to take the win in the 30-lap main event.

Earlier this season Heimbach won $5,000 in the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series event at the track.

The win was Heimbach’s 38th career in 358-360 sprint car competition at the Snyder County oval at the wheel of the Creasy Signs/Goff Racing No. 12.

Rance Garlock of Three Springs held off multiple challenges for the lead and win for his $2,000 first career victory at Selinsgrove Speedway in the 25-lap super late model race, while Shaun Lauton of Bloomsburg fended off Brandon Moser of Middleburg for his fourth checkered flag of the year in the 15-lap pro stock race.

Selinsgrove Speedway is back in action at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, with the 360 sprint cars, super late models in a Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Challenge Series race, the Mid-Atlantic modifieds, and pro stocks. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Polesitter Chad Layton stormed into the lead at the start of the 360 sprint car feature and was chased by fourth-place starter Cody Keller. The caution flag regrouped the field on lap two when Derek Locke’s car lost a front wheel and spun in turn two.

When the race resumed, a torrid battle for the lead unfolded between Layton and Keller, with each driver pulling off slide jobs through the corners and swapping the lead. Racing a close third was front row starter Kyle Reinhardt.

Through lap 10, Layton and Keller see-sawed for the lead with Reinhardt in striking distance. Reinhardt made a move for second on the 10th circuit and set his sights on Layton. At the halfway point, Layton had another serious challenger for the lead in the form on Reinhardt.

With 10 laps to race, Layton led Reinhardt, eighth-place starter JJ Grasso, seventh-place starter Blane Heimbach, and Keller. An intense battle for the third position took place between Grasso and Heimbach until Heimbach secured the spot on lap 22. Two laps later Heimbach soared around Reinhardt and started to reel in Layton in the final laps.

Racing out of turn four on the 28th lap, Heimbach made the winning pass using the inside lane. Layton attempted to get the lead back to no avail. Heimbach was victorious by just 2.3 seconds over Layton, Grasso, 12th-place starter Davie Franek, and Reinhardt.

Front row starters Dan Green and Rance Garlock drag raced down the frontstretch at the start of the late model feature with Garlock pulling into the early lead. On the second circuit, third-place starter Jim Yoder drove by Green for the runner up position and closed in on Garlock.

At the completion of lap five, Garlock was leading fourth-place starter Hayes Mattern, Yoder, points leader and eighth-place starter Bryan Bernheisel, and sixth-place starter Kenny Trevitz.

The caution flag regrouped the field on lap eight when Randy Christine spun in turns three and four. At the halfway point, Garlock was being pressured by Berheisel and seventh-place starter Brett Schadel as he was also showing a lot of speed.

Mattern withdrew from the race on lap 15 as the race at the front of the pack got intense. Schadel passed Bernheisel for second and began challenging Garlock for the lead until the caution flag came out for Jim Yoder’s racer in turn four.

On a lap 18 restart, Schadel was able to get around Garlock for the lead only to have it called back due to another caution flag. With five laps to race, Bernheisel reclaimed second and threatened Garlock for the lead and win. At the checkered flag, Garlock took the win by a mere .28 of a second over Bernheisel, Schadel, Christine rebounded for fourth, and Trevitz.

Front row starters Shaun Lawton and Tommy Slanker dueled for the early lead until Lawton secured the front spot in the pro stock feature. Third-place starter Brandon Moser drove by Slanker on the second lap for the runner up position and started to gain real estate on Lawton.

By lap five, Lawton was leading Moser and Slanker while a close battle for fourth took place between fourth-place starter Kyle Bachman and fifth-place starter AJ Hoffman.

With five laps to race, a three-wide race took place for the third position between Slanker, Bachman and Hoffman. In the final laps, Moser made a last-ditch effort to get around Lawton for the lead and win but came up short by the slimmest of margins. Moser settled for second with Hoffman, Slanker, and Bachman rounding out the top five.


SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY -  4 August 2018
360 Sprint Cars – 23 Entries
30-Lap 360 Open A-Main:  1) 12 Blane Heimbach $5,000  2) 35 Chad Layton  3) 25 JJ Grasso  4) 28F Davie Franek  5) 1W Kyle Reinhardt  6) 99K Cody Keller  7) 33W Michael Walter  8) M1 Mark Smith  9) 3Z Ryan Taylor  10) 29 Jaso Shultz  11) 47C Adam Carberry 12) 66 Ryan Kissinger  13) 49 Mallie Shuster  14) 22 Troy Betts  15) 11 Jim Shuster  16) 669 Brandon McGough  17) 7A Ed Aikin  18) 6M Hank Donovan  19) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon  20) 77 Derek Locke  21) 99M Nyle Berkes  22) 19 Colby Womer  23) 22 Mike Koehler
Heat Winners:  Michael Walter, Chad Layton, Mark Smith
Late Models – 17 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 72 Rance Garlock 2) 119 Bryan Bernheisel  3) 22 Brett Schadel  4) 74 Randy Christine  5) 61 Ken Trevitz  6) 21M Matt Murphy  7) 46 Dan Green  8) 63 Nathan Long  9) 57 Jon Rohacevich  10) 98 Randy Croop  11) 6 Donnie Schick  12) 7 Dick Houtz  13) 215 Al Shawver   14) 27 Jim Yoder  15) 88 Ernie Millon  16) 9 Hayes Mattern  17) 7M Meade Hahn
Heat Winners:  Rance Garlock, Jim Yoder
Pro Stocks – 10 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 92 Shaun Lawton 2) 8M Brandon Moser 3) 6C AJ Hoffman 4) 40 Tommy Slanker  5) 99B Kyle Bachman  6) 00 Cory Long  7) 9 Noah Jensen  8) 14C Bill Conrad  9) 11B Jake Buck  10) 55 Lori Croop
Heat Winners:  Kyle Bachman, Shaun Lawton