Sunday, May 24, 2015

My Thoughts on another racing weekend gone by.......

Another great racing weekend is almost in the books. Great weather greeted the fans and race teams in Central PA this weekend and the racing action was just as hot.

Before we get started on the racing action I want to say THANK YOU to all the brave men and woman who have served this great country of ours as we think about them this Memorial Day. Without all of you fine and brave people non of us could make it to the track every weekend to enjoy watching our favorite drivers race.

 "The Edge" and his crew after win number 6 on the season Friday night at Williams Grove.

Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway Brian Montieth scored his 6th victory of the season and third in four weeks at the historic half mile. It was a 2 car show with the 2 best drivers in Central PA racing hard for the win. Brian would edge Danny Dietrich. Depending on your vantage point the race was either very exciting, or very boring. Ive heard from many fans who claimed the race was boring as the track took rubber very early in the night causing choo choo like racing conditions. Heard from others the race for the lead was worth the extra $4 admission. I'll let you all decide which side of the fence you sit on.
 Isaac Sneeringer celebrating his 3rd win of the season Friday night at Trail Way Speedway.

Down at Trail Way Speedway the fans where treated to another great battle for the win in the 25 lap 358 feature event. 358 Rookie of the Year contender David Holbrook lead the first 18 laps with Isaac Sneeringer, Matt Campbell, and Seth Kearchner right on his back bumper in lapped traffic. Holbrook was to cautious trying to get by a lapped car and held up the other 3 guys for a few laps. Sneeringer showed great patients in waiting for the right time to make the winning pass. Matt Campbell might have been the fastest car on the track but tried a move on the high side in turns 1 and 2 and would make contact with the lapped car sending them both spinning. Campbell would have similar trouble the next night at Lincoln Speedway. Sneeringer would pull away the last few laps to score win number 3 on the season.

 Steve Buckwalter in Victory Lane on May 2nd at Port Royal Speedway.

Saturday night at Port Royal Steve Buckwalter would pick up his 2nd feature win in the month of May at "The Speed Palace".  Good for Steve. Steve is one of the nicest guys in the pits, not to mention one of if not the most diverse drivers walking around the sprint car pit area. Plus its great to see a low buck team get another big win this early in the season.

Aaron Ott continues to impress everyone in 2015 with another solid 2nd place finish. Good to see hm running up front after two bad wrecks in two years left him on the sidelines with neck issues.

Brock Zearfoss would score his best career 410 finish on Saturday night as well. Not sure how many people remember  it was just a few years ago Brock broke his leg in a bad wreck at Selinsgrove Speedway. In his 2nd full season in the 410 division Brock is showing great improvements. Fast time the other week at Williams Grove, and now a top 5 at Port. That first win is just around the corner.

How long can Brent Marks keep this top 5 streak going without picking up a win?

Down at Lincoln Speedway the fans where treated to another Handicap racing showcase which saw a driver come from 12th to the lead, loose the lead, and the winner who started beside the spinning car in 11th race to his first win of the season. You all following me on that? Ok lets break this one down......

 To the victor goes the spoils. Alan getting a big wet 1 from his GF in Victory Lane.

Danny Dietrich stared 12th in the 30 lap Hilly Rife Memorial and after pole sitter Scott Fisher would lead the first few laps before giving way to a 2 car battle between Dietrich and Tim Gladfelter. Danny would get the lead and was checking out on the rest of the field, only to spin in turn 4 collecting Adam Wilt in the process. Reports from a crew member  says their might have been something on the track which caused the 48 to spin. That would make sense since Danny is not known for loosing control of his sprinter. Either way it handed the lead back to Galdfelter who tried to hold off eventual winner the 11th starting Alan Krimes.

The big news was at the start of the feature. It looked like Tim Gladfelter got together with Brandon Rahmer on the front stretch which caused the youngster to go flipping violently down into turn 1. Austin Hogue, Glendon Forsythe, Gerard McIntyre and Robbie Kendell all would get caught up in the mess with Kendell also flipping. Looked like Fred Rahmer was not happy with Gladfelter for the incident and had to be restrained and pulled away from the car which was sitting on the backstretch during the red flag for the wreck. Now I'm not going to go into this to much, but this is not the first time Fred has done this to other drivers, and something needs to be said to him by the track.

Lost to some was the great racing action back in the pack. Jimmy Seigel and Chase Dietz who both started in the last row raced their asses off to get top 10 finishes, 6th and 9th respectively. Freddie Rahmer would restart at the tail end of the field after spinning in turn 4 and race his way back to a 7th place finish. All told there was more passing last night at Lincoln in the 410 feature then we might see all season at other tracks, and no excuses are needed, just say yes it was a damn great race.
15 year old Cole Young in action Saturday at Lincoln Speedway
The youth movement continued in the 358 feature as 15 year old 358 rookie Cole Young the son of 410 driver Niki Young picked up his 1st career feature win. Cole has been turning laps at Susquehanna Speedway for a while in preparation for this season, and it showed as he won in convincing fashion. My question for all of you is how many other media outlets will even talk about a 15 yr old boy winning his 1st career feature at Lincoln Speedway in a 358? Yeah I know non of them will, but I'll be damned if it happened at Knoxville he would be able to take the day off school to be interviewed on Tuesday. #thatsbullshit

 18 year old Chase Dietz pulling up the front wheels exiting turn 2 at Lincoln Speedway.

I have been beating the drum for years about the youth movement in Central PA sprint car racing, and last night at Lincoln Speedway is a perfect example of it. Look at the young drivers in the top 10 in both divisions. Matt Campbell spun while leading the 358 feature and he is only 16 yrs old. Add in Chandler Leiby, Ashley Cappetta, Tyler Esh, Wyatt Hinkle in the 358 feature along with both the Rahmer boys, Dietz, Hogue, McIntyre, Hoff and Tyler Ross who are all still under 25 years of age. But hey lets ignore all that young talent until some deem them ready for prime time.
 Matt Campbell in racing action at Lincoln Speedway.

Wanna take a minute to give a shout out to Kristina Chambers and the whole Slicks and Sticks crew for all of their hard work in helping to promote the 410, 358, and 305 sprint car racing here in Central PA. Kristina host a radio show on Monday and Thursday nights called .... you guessed it Slicks and Sticks which covers both NHL hockey on Monday nights and everything sprint car related on Thursday nights. You should check out the show Slingin Dirt for some real and honest opinions on everything sprint car related. Her interview last Thursday with Kevin Nouse is a must hear for every sprint car fan. You can check out their website Slicks & Sticks  and listen to all the older shows as well as catch the new ones every week. Your doing yourself a major disservice by not checking them out.

Thats it for this week. Thanks again for taking the time to check out my thoughts on the racing action here in Central PA. Hope everyone has a great time tonight at Selinsgrove Speedway as they host the Ray Tilly Classic for the 410 sprint cars. Next week Williams Grove is back with a 410/358 double header (thats where my but will be parked) while Trail Way Speedway once again host the 358 sprints at the bullring. Saturday night Port Royal will host the 410s as well as hosting the Charlie Grinestaff Memorial Late Model Speedweek race. Lincoln has the 410s and 358s back on the card , and Selinsgrove will host the 360 sprinters for a regular night of racing action on the fastest half mile on the east coast.

Till next weekend, have a safe and enjoyable rest of the weekend. Hope the week goes fast folks because I cant wait for Friday night to get here. Until then I hope your work week goes quick, your beer is ice cold (with a little dirt on top), and the racing action is red hot..

©Central PA Racing Scene 2015 and Bill McIntyre 5/24/15

KRIMES SURVIVES WILD LINCOLN HILLY RIFE MEMORIAL TO CLAIM $5,000 TOP PRIZE

Cole Young scores first career sprint car win in 358¡¯s; Bill Diehl comes from 12th to win Central PA Legends feature


ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 5/23/2015  Just another night of professional auto racing at the fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

Krimes capitalized on a late-race spin by leader Danny Dietrich to score his first win of the season in the 30-lap Hilly Rife Memorial on Saturday.

¡°I don¡¯t know what to say,¡± said Krimes upon exiting the family-owned Kimmet Construction/Wayne Carini #87 in victory lane after scoring his first win of the season and claiming the $5,000 top prize, ¡°I think Danny had it won there. He got around us early on and we were racing pretty hard. He got in front of us and don¡¯t think I had anything for him. You don¡¯t see that (Dietrich¡¯s spin) very often. He and the 21 have been far and away the two fastest cars, and I think Brian was behind me¡­those two guys have been real fast and we just haven¡¯t been able to keep up with them. But we were pretty good tonight.¡±

Krimes restarted ninth (up two spots) for a complete restart following a spectacular opening lap crash that saw the sprinters of fourth-starting Brandon Rahmer and 20th-starting Robbie Kendall flip in turn one. Also involved were Glenndon Forsythe and Gerard McIntyre, Jr. All four drivers were uninjured, but they were all done for the night.

Krimes moved into the top five on an 11th lap restart following a spin by fourth-place Matt Boland in turn four.

He caught Scott Fisher for fourth on lap 14, and was still running there when Dietrich spun and collected third-place Adam Wilt in turn four of lap 27. Glatfelter, who was running second, and Krimes assumed first and second, and Krimes wasted no time driving around Glatfelter for the lead in the first two turns of the restart.

¡°The track was a little wider tonight, and that played into our hand a little bit. Once I saw Danny spin out and collect Adam, I knew we were second at the time. I had about three more inches on my wing, so I pulled it the whole way back and just held on from there.¡±

Krimes¡¯ final margin of victory was 1.53 seconds over Glatfelter, with 13th-starting Brian Montieth, Niki Young, and 17th-starting Tyler Ross completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were 23rd-starting Jim Siegel, Freddie Rahmer (who came from the rear after a mid-race spin), Steve Owings, 24th-starting Chase Dietz, and Cory Haas.

Heats for the 31 410 sprinters were won by Haas, Owings, and Young, with Tim Wagaman winning the consolation.



Cole Young, who just celebrated his 15th birthday in April, scored his first career sprint car win in the 20-lap ¡°358¡± sprint car feature.

Young started on the outside of the front row, led the first two laps of the event, then yielded to sixth-starting Matt Campbell. Campbell quickly opened up a three second lead before being collected in a three-car crash at the back of the field in turn two of lap eight. Young assumed the lead for the restart, and dominated the rest of the way, crossing 2.10 seconds in front of Cody Fletcher, who registered his career best finish at Lincoln by holding off two-time track champ Jeff Rohrbaugh in the process. Fourth and fifth were Chandler Leiby and Matt Findley.

Lincoln Speedway and Central PA point series leader Doug Hammaker came from the back to finish tenth after a six-car crash on the front stretch of lap nine.

Heats for the 33 358 Sprinters were won by Brie Hershey, Leiby, Chris Arnold, and Hammaker, with Phil Walter winning the consolation.

Craley¡¯s Bill Diehl drew the ¡®12¡¯ pill for the inversion and then promptly raced to the win in the 15-lap Central PA Legends feature. He took the lead from Joe Ehrisman on lap nine and held off a determined Bob Stough over the final five laps.
Chris Spidle, Ehrisman, and Shane Glatfelter completed the top five.

Jacob Feltch was transported to a nearby hospital after complaining of back pain following a hard crash on lap nine of the feature.

Heats for the 26 Legends were won by Diehl, Shane Glatfelter, and Chad Glatfelter.

Next Saturday night, May 30th, at 7:30 PM it will be APPLE AUTOMOTIVE NIGHT featuring the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and All©\American Outlaws. Gates will open at 5:30 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
Sat., May 23, 2015
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA
HILLY RIFE MEMORIAL
Lawrence Chevrolet 410 SPRINTS
FEATURE (30 Laps) ¨C 1. 87-Alan Krimes ($5,000); 2. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 92-Niki Young; 5. 5-Tyler Ross; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 8. 35-Steve Owings; 9. 44-Chase Dietz; 10. 11C-Cory Haas; 11. 99M-Kyle Moody; 12. 8-Billy Dietrich; 13. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 14. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 15. 21T-Scott Fisher; 16. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF); 18. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 19. 22T-Matt Boland (DNF); 20. 69-Shane Hoff (DNF); 21. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 22. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 23. 52-Austin Hogue (DNF); 24. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders ¨C Scott Fisher (1-10), Tim Glatfelter (11-23), Danny Dietrich (24-26), Alan Krimes (27-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 8. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 9. 10-Zach Euculano; 10. 15M-Bobby Mazingo; 11. 45-Kevin Nagy (DNF). No Time

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 52-Austin Hogue; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 9. 59-Jim Siegel; 10. 44-Chase Dietz. No Time

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 92-Niki Young; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 3. 22T-Matt Boland; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 55k-Robbie Kendall; 8. 14-Lance Dewease; 9. 49-Bradley Howard; 10. 3B-randy Baughman. Time ¨C 2:30.121

410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 3. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 44-Chase Dietz; 7. 14-Lance Dewease; 8. 49-Bradley Howard; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman; 10. 15M-Bobby Mazingo; 11. 1080-Jordon Mackison (DNF); 12. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); DNS ¨C 45-Kevin Nagy. No Time

keizer aluminum wheels 358 SPRINTS
FEATURE (20 laps) ¨C 1. 17-Cole Young; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 119-Chandler Leiby; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 97-Brie Hershey; 7. 21-CJ Tracy; 8. 5-Phil Walter; 9. 23A-Chris Arnold; 10. 66-Doug Hammaker; 11. 35-Tyler Esh; 12. 00-Chris Frank; 13. 16-Matt Campbell; 14. F5-Mark Bitner; 15. 47-Michael Hamer; 16. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 17. 7-CJ Quirk; 18. 43-Ashley Cappetta; 19. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); 20. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (DNF); 21. 13-Ryan Higgins (DNF); 22. 5A-Brian Allman (DNF); 23. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); DNS ¨C 45H-Jeff Halligan. No Time

Lap Leaders ¨C Cole Young (1-2), Matt Campbell (3-7), Cole Young (8-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 97-Brie Hershey; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 21-CJ Tracy; 5. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 6. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 7. 44-John Braim (DNF); 8. 27S-Adrian Shaffer (DNF); 9. 47K-Kody Lehman (DNF). No Time

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 119-Chandler Leiby; 2. 28-Matt Finley; 16-Matt Campbell; 4. 13-Ryan Higgins; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 00-Chris Frank; 7. 83-Cody Fairchok; DNS ¨C 15-Lucas Montgomery. Time ¨C 2:24.22

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 23A-Chris Arnold; 2. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 3. 17-Cole Young; 4. 5A-Brian Allman; 5. 43-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 47-Michael Hamer; 7. 14C-Dave Carlberg (DNF); 8. 22-Nathan Prazenica (DNF). No Time

358 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 3. R5-Mark Bitner; 4. 7-CJ Quirk; 5. 35-Tyler Esh; 6. 18F-Dylan Welsh; 7. 23J-Jake Eldreth (DNF); 8. 5-Phil Walter (DNF). No Time

358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/4 qualify) - 1. 5-Phil Walter; 2. 00-Chris Frank; 3. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 4. 47-Michael Hamer; 5. 83-Cody Fairchok; 6. 47K-Cody Lehman; 7. 18F-Dylan Welsh; 8. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 9. 44-John Brain (DNF); 10. 22-Nathan Prezenica (DNF); 11. 14C-Dave Carlberg (DNF); 12. 15-Lucas Montgomery (DNF). No Time

CENTRAL PA LEGENDS
Feature (15 laps) ¨C 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 07-Bob Stough; 3. 09-Chris Spidle; 4. 14-Joe Ehrisman; 5. 4-Shane Glatfelter; 6. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 7. 19-Travis Perry; 8. 91-Justin Mitchell; 9. 79-Ed Trump; 10. 28-Nathan Ottensmeyer; 11. 41-Matt Miller; 12. 119-Donnie Leiby; 13. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 14. 9-Rick Hartwig; 15. 20-Rocky Magaro; 16. 521-Scott Deamer, Sr. (DNF); 17. 7MD-Nate Renfro (DNF); 18. 85-Chad Earnst (DNF); 19. 18-Chris Transeau (DNF); 20. 27-Chad Glatfelter (DNF); 21. 21-Greg Burd (DNF); 22. 13-Jacob Feltch (DNF); 23. 43-Tony Mrakovich (DNF); 24. 33-Chris Ward (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders ¨C Chris Transeau (1-3), Greg Burd (4), Joe Ehrisman (5-8), Bill Diehl (9-15)

Legends Heat One Finish (6 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 13-Jacob Feltch; 3. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 4. 18-Chris Transeau; 5. 91-Justin Mitchell; 6. 20-Rocky Magaro; 7. 33-Chris Ward; 8. 41-Matt Miller; 9. 28-Nathan Ottensmeyer. No Time

Legends Heat Two Finish (6 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 4-Shane Glatfelter; 2. 85-Chad Earnst; 3. 09-Chris Spidle; 4. 21-Greg Burd; 5. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 6. 79-Ed Trump; 7. 521-Scott Deamer, Sr.; 8. 7MD-Nate Renfro; DNS ¨C 51-Travis McClelland. No Time

Legends Heat Three Finish (6 laps/6 qualify) - 1. 27-Chad Glatfelter; 2. 07-Bob Stough; 3. 14-Joe Ehrisman; 4. 19-Travis Perry; 5. 9-Rick Hartwig; 6. 43-Tony Mrakovich; 7. 15-Harlon Leppo; 8. 119-Donnie Leiby (DNF). No Time

Legends Consolation Finish (6 laps/6 qualify) ¨C 1.

Buckwalter, Yoder & Reeser Score Port Royal Fallen Heroes Championships

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5/23/15

Port Royal – Steve Buckwalter of Royersford drove to the $5,000 payday in Saturday night’s 25 lap Fallen Heroes Championship for 410 sprints at Port Royal Speedway to record his second oval victory of the 2015 season.

In the companion 25-lap Fallen Heroes Championship for super late models, Selinsgrove’s Jim Yoder wired the field for the $2,000 win, which was the fourth of his career at the oval.

And in the 305 sprint main, Tyler Reeser scored his second win in as many days on the 305 circuit.

Brock Zearfoss and Davey Sammons shared the front row for the start of the 410 sprint main with Zearfoss taking the lead at the start.

Third starter Buckwalter drove around Sammons and into second on the second tour and was stalking Zearfoss with Aaron Ott racing third when the races first caution unfurled with five laps completed.

Buckwalter challenged Zearfoss on the restart but the Jonestown driver was able to stay ahead for a little while longer.

Buckwalter was strong however and as the pair raced toward the completion of the seventh tour, he muscled his No. 17B to Zearfoss’ inside in the fourth corner to take control.

Eighth starter Greg Hodnett motored into fourth on the same lap as the lead change took place but the field was strung out around the track by that point. 

With 10 laps down, 11th starter Brent Marks broke into the top five however he would not be a factor.

Another caution flag with nine laps to go regrouped the field with numerous lapped cars separating the front runners and Buckwalter rocketed away on the restart. 

However Ott and Hodnett began biting into the lead with five laps to go and during the final pair of laps they drew to within the same set of turns but ran out of time.

Buckwalter took the victory by 1.023 seconds over Ott, Hodnett, Zearfoss and Marks.

Sixth through 10th went to Dylan Cisney, Lucas Wolfe, Doug Esh, Ryan Taylor and TJ Stutts.

Heats for the 28-car field went to Hodnett, Buckwalter and Ott with Rick Lafferty taking the consolation

Wolfe set fast time in group time trials with a lap of 15.773 seconds.

Jim Yoder rode his pole starting position all the way to the finish in a raced that was riddled with caution flags, taking place on laps three, six, 12 and 18.

Several heavy hitters fell out of contention during the event including Dylan Yoder, Tim Wilson and Dan Stone.  

Wilson was running a challenging fourth, trying to take third from Trent Brenneman when the pair connected due to close quarters as they raced hard into the third corner for the spot.

Yoder sliced a tire and fell out of a surging top eight position and Stone likewise withdrew while racing fifth and moving forward.

With six laps to go in the 25-lapper, Greg Satterlee of Rochester Mills began blasting toward the front after starting 12th.

He circled the top of the track with lightning speed and took second from Justin Kann with two laps to go before rapidly closing on leader Yoder.

However the clock was not Saterlee’s friend as he ran out of time to produce a win, instead crossing the line just .958 seconds behind and closing at the finish.

Kann was third followed by Andy Haus and Derrick Casner.

After starting 22nd, Mike Lupfer clawed his way to the front to finish sixth followed by Nick Dickson, Mitch Hack, Coleby Frye and Dave Zona. 

Heats went to Jim Yoder, Wilson and Dickson with Zona scoring the consolation for the 30 cars in action.

Matt Parks set quick time with a lap of 18.478 but failed to make the feature event. 

Tyler Reeser led the entire way in the 25 lap main for the 305 sprints in another race that was hampered by cautions and a red flag on the 11th lap.

A six-car melee on the frontstretch brought out the red however there were no injuries.

Erin Statler gave up the second spot to Jeff Miller on the fourth lap but Miller ended up crashing out of the event when he plowed into a spun car on the ninth circuit.

Statler mounted a challenge on Reeser for the lead after the red flag but after that Reeser stretched it out to the checkers.

Nathan Gramley, Scott Ellerman and  Zach Newlin rounded out the top five followed by Darren Miller, Ryan Lynn, Jon Haegele, Bill Jones Jr. and Tom Worrick.

Heats went to Miller, Haegele and Statler.


Race Results:
Feature Finishes
5/23/15

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Steve Buckwalter, 2. Aaron Ott, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Brock Zearfoss, 5. Brent Marks, 6. Dylan Cisney, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Doug Esh, 9. Ryan Taylor, 10. TJ Stutts, 11. Logan Wagner, 12. Davey Sammons, 13. Mike Wagner, 14. Blane Heimbach, 15. Trenton Sheaffer, 16. Nate Snyder, 17. Rick Lafferty, 18. Tyler Bear, 19. Joey Hershey, 20. Ed Aiken, 21. Curt Stroup, 22. Kevin Nouse, 23. Justin Barger, 24. Dave Hahn

DNQ: Dustin Baney, Vince Snyder, Daryl Stimeling, Jim Campbell Jr.


Late models, 25 laps: 1. Jim Yoder, 2. Greg Satterlee, 3. Justin Kann, 4. Andy Haus, 5. Derrick Casner, 6. Mike Lupfer, 7. Nick Dickson, 8. Mitch Hack, 9. Coleby Frye, 10. Dave Zona, 11. Brian Tavenner, 12. Trent Brenneman, 13. Chad Hollenbeck, 14. Hayes Mattern, 15. Lindasay Barton, 16. Patrick Bryner, 17. Andrew Yoder, 18. Eric Zembower, 19. Meade Hahn, 20. Dan Stone, 21. Dylan Yoder, 22. Tim Wilson, 23. Tim Smith Jr., 24. Jason Schmidt.

DNQ: Jeremy Ohl, Cody Robbins, Mike Mort, Dave Brouse Sr., Cole Amsden, Matt Parks


305 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Tyler Reeser, 2. Erin Statler, 3. Nathan Gramley, 4. Scott Ellerman, 5. Zach Newlin, 6. Darren Miller,7. Ryan Lynn, 8. Jon Haegele, 9. Bill Jones Jr., 10. Tom Worrick, 11. Jason Bergstresser, 12. Derrick Bowersox, 13. Dave Graber, 14. Mike Alleman, 15. Dave Guss, 16. Randy Kaylor, 17. Reed Thompson, 18. John Martin, 19. Cale Reigle, 20. James Pryde, 21. Jeff Miller, 22. Jim Kennedy, 23. John Fiore, 24. Geoff Gill, 25. Jonathan Jones

DNQ: John Bott, Jake Waters



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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Montieth Wins Williams Grove Battle Of High Groove Titans For Third In Four




5/22/15
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Brian Montieth and Danny Dietrich staged a battle of the high groove titans on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway in the 25-lap sprint car feature with Montieth coming out on top.

For the Phoenixville flyer, it was his third win in four attempts at the track.

In the 20-lap 305 sprint main, Tyler Reeser took the lead, lost it and then reclaimed it late to pick up the victory.

Dietrich and Montieth started on the front row of the 410 sprint main with Dietrich leading the field down to the line before Montieth took control in the first corner. 

Dietrich struggled to keep pace with Montieth after he took the lead as the pair entered the backmarkers on the sixth circuit. 

But as traffic got heavier and heavier Dietrich was able to zone in on the leader and in fact drew onto this tail on a few occasions before finally taking a full blown stab for the win on the 19th lap with a low swoop into the first turn.

But Montieth one-upped his challenger and rode his momentum to reclaim control as the pair exited the second turn.

It took Dietrich several laps to make up the ground he had lost in the attempt but as the two to go sign appeared he was again ready to go for the checkers.

Only this time it was in the third and fourth turns that he pulled the trigger to slide up in front of Montieth for control as the duo raced to the white flag.

The pair then raced back to the stripe with Dietrich scored the leader as Montieth drew back to Dietrich’s inside. 

And then as they raced into the first turn, Montieth turned the tables when Dietrich missed his entry, reclaiming the lead for good as they burst onto the backstretch for the $4,000 payday.

However Dietrich kept Montieth honest to the finish, dogging him across the line, finishing second by just .169 seconds.

Lucas Wolfe was third followed by Greg Hodnett and Aaron Ott.

Sixth through 10th went to Don Kreitz Jr., Stevie Smith, Alan Krimes, Steve Buckwalter and Lance Dewease.

Heats went to Hodnett, Buckwalter and Brock Zearfoss with Ryan Wilson taking the consolation.

Wolfe set quick time with a lap of 16.932 seconds.

James Pryde led on the first lap of the 305 sprint main before he lost the handle in the first corner as Tyler Reeser went for the lead.

After spinning out, Reeser assumed command and set the pace until after the halfway point when 10th starter Darren Miller came into the picture.

Miller made a two car, second turn pass on the 12th lap to take control, drving by Zach Newlin and Reeser to get command.

Miller looked invinceable after getting the lead but with a few laps to go he seemed to pick up a push as his car entered the first corner, allowing Reeser to drive back around to the victory.

Newlin rode home second with Steve Storrie finishing third followed by Ken Duke and a fading Miller.

Sixth through 10th went to Tom Worrick, Stephanie Stevens, Scott Ellerman, Colby Dice and John Martin.

Heats went to Pryde, Reeser and Newlin.



May 22, 2015 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Brian Montieth, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Aaron Ott, 6. Don Kreitz Jr., 7. Stevie Smith, 8. Alan Krimes, 9. Steve Buckwalter, 10. Lance Dewease, 11. Rodney Westhafer, 12. TJ Stutts, 13. Austin Hogue, 14. Brock Zearfoss, 15. Ryan Wilson, 16. Frankie Herr, 17. Rick Lafferty, 18. Glenndon Forsythe, 19. Jay Galloway, 20. Tim Glatfelter, 21. Pat Cannon, 22. Daryl Stimeling, 23. Justin Barger, 24. Cory Haas
DNQ: Troy Fraker, Jay Reichard
305 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Tyler Reeser, 2. Zach Newlin, 3. Steve Storrie, 4. Ken Duke, 5. Darren Miller, 6. Tom Worrick, 7. Stephanie Stevens, 8. Scott Ellerman, 9. Colby Dice, 10. John Martin, 11. Jon Haegele, 12. Mike Alleman, 13. Ron Aurand, 14. Drew Ritchey, 15. Ian Detweiler, 16. Bill Jones, 17. Nathan Gramley, 18. John Bott, 19. Terry Schaeffer, 20. James Pryde, 21. Jake Waters, 22. Erin Statler, 23. Donnie Hendershot

SNEERINGER CLAIMS THIRD WIN OF SEASON IN TRAIL-WAY 358 SPRINT CAR THRILLER





Friday May 22, 2015
Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, PA
For Immediate Release
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Fri., May 29, 2015 – 358 Sprints, Limited Stocks, Street Stocks, Central PA Legends (KIDS RACE CAR RIDES) (Gates open at 5:30 p.m., Heats at 7:45 p.m.)
Fri., June 5, 2015 – 358 Sprints, Limited Stocks, Classic Cars, Mason Dixon 270cc Micro Sprints (Little D’s Bucket List Race - $800 to win) (Gates open at 5:30 p.m., Heats at 7:45 p.m.)
Sat., June 6, 2015 – A.M.A. Motorcycle Short Track (4th Annual Armin Hostetter Classic) (Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Heats at 6:00 p.m.)
SNEERINGER CLAIMS THIRD WIN OF SEASON IN TRAIL-WAY 358 SPRINT CAR THRILLER; JIM YOUNG TAKES 600CC MICRO-SPRINT FEATURE; ERIC JOHNSON SCORES FIRST WIN IN STREET STOCKS; SARAH REDMOND BEST IN LIMITED STOCKS                                                                 
HANOVER, PA (5/22/2015) –A four-car battle for the lead behind a lapped car made for another 358 sprint car thriller at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.
In the end, Hanover’s Isaac Sneeringer padded his points lead by scoring his third win of the year.
“I wanted to driver harder, but there was a big pile there and that was great racing!” exclaimed Sneeringer upon exiting his DCI/Todd Gosnell Paving/McSherrystown Moose #19Z in victory lane, “That was fun!  Our first wedding anniversary is tomorrow, but we’ll be celebrating tonight!”
Sneeringer started sixth and worked his way to the front while rookie David Holbrook led the first 18 laps.  Sneeringer closed in on the leaders as they stacked up behind the lapped car of David Thrush, who was fast enough to stay in front of Holbrook, Seth Kerchner, and Matt Campbell from laps 12 through 18.  Sneeringer slid under Campbell for third on lap 13 and then drove under Kearchner for the runner-up spot on lap 15.  He finally took the lead exiting turn four lap 19, and one lap later, Thrush spun in front of Holbrook, Kearchner, and Campbell in turn two, collecting Campbell.
Campbell went to the rear and came back through over the final five laps to finish seventh.
After the event’s lone caution, Sneeringer drove away to a 2.03-second win, with Holbrook, 12th-starting and hard-charger Brad McClelland, Kearchner, and Zach Euculano completing the top five.
It was Sneeringer’s tenth career Trail-Way win.
Qualifiers for the 13 “358” sprinters on hand were won by Sneeringer and McClelland.
Jim Young started fourth and led every lap to claim his fifth career Trail-Way win in the 20-lap 600cc micro-sprint feature.  Despite leading every lap, Young’s margin of victory was a mere .56 seconds. Tyler Walton, Travis Scott, ninth-starting Jared Esh, and Brad Weber rounded out the top five.
Heats for the 15 micros were won by Jason Sechrist and Young.





Eric Johnson started third and led every lap in claiming his first career Trail-Way win in the 20-lap street stock feature.  Dan Furman, Craig Wagaman, 12th-starting Jeremy Stremmel, and Aaron Beard finished second through fifth.  Johnson’s final margin of victory was 1.94 seconds.
Heats for the 12 street stocks were won by Furman and Stremmel.
Lady driver Sarah Redmond drove to her first win of the season and second career Trail-Way win in the 15-lap limited stock feature.  Redmond started sixth, watched two drivers drop out while leading (Jason Chronister on laps one and two and Robert Nicklow on lap three), and assumed the lead on lap four.  She led the rest of the way, with Cody Klinedinst, ninth-starting Nick McDaniel, 12th-starting Kenny Startzman, and 15th-starting Shannon Weaver crossing second through fifth.
Qualifiers for the 15 limited stocks were won by Robert Wellman and Nicklow.

Next Friday, May 29th, Trail-Way will host the 358 Sprints, Limited Stocks, Central PA Legends and Street Stocks. There will also be kids race car rides! Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with heats beginning at 7:45 p.m.
Friday, June 5th, Trail-Way swings back into action with the 358 Sprints, Limited Stocks, Classic Cars and the Mason Dixon 270cc Micro Sprints in an $800-to-win “Little D’s Bucket List Race.” Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with heating beginning at 7:45 p.m.
The following night, Saturday June 6th, Trail-Way hosts A.M.A. Motorcycle Short Track racing with the “4th Annual Armin Hostetter Classic!” Gates open at 3:00 p.m. and heats begin at 6:00 p.m.


Friday May 22, 2015
Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, PA
For Immediate Release
HOOSIER TIRE MID-ATLANTIC 358 SPRINT CARS
FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 2. 77-David Holbrook; 3. 6R-Brad McClelland; 4. 30-Seth Kearchner; 5. 10-Zach Euculano; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 7. 16-Matt Campbell; 8. 4-Dwight Leppo; 9. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 11. 22T-Dave Thrush (DNF); 12. 6S-William Sherman (DNF); 13. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNF). No time.
Lap Leaders: David Holbrook (1-18), Isaac Sneeringer (19-25)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 2. 10-Zach Euculano; 3. 4-Dwight Leppo; 4. 77-David Holbrook; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 7. 6S-William Sherman. Time – 2:23.15
358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 3. 16-Matt Campbell; 4. 30-Seth Kearchner; 5. 22T-Dave Thrush; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle. Time – 2:26.00

LIMITED STOCKS
FEATURE (15 Laps) – 1. 1-Sarah Redmond; 2. 99-Cody Klinedinst; 3. 15-Nick McDaniel; 4. 94-Kenny Startzman; 5. 5-Shannon Weaver; 6. 92-Terry Hartlaub; 7. 25-Keith Dorsey, II; 8. 69-Robbie Carroll; 9. 16-Julio Perez (DNF); 10. 01-Chelsea Weaver (DNF); 11. 81-Matt Chronister (DNF); 12. 18-Robert Nicklow (DNF); 13. 41-Robert Wellman (DNF); 14. 38-Jason Chronister (DNF); 15. 39-Shane Miller (DNF). No time.
Lap Leaders: Jason Chronister (1-2), Robert Nicklow (3), Sarah Redmond (4-15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 41-Robert Wellman; 2. 69-Robbie Carroll; 3. 16-Julio Perez; 4. 01-Chelsea Weaver; 5. 15-Nick McDaniel; 6. 92-Terry Hartlaub; 7. 25-Keith Dorsey, II; 8. 5-Shannon Weaver. Time – 2:06.00
Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 18-Robert Nicklow; 2. 39-Shane Miller; 3. 38-Jason Chronister; 4. 1-Sarah Redmond; 5. 99-Cody Klinedinst; 6. 94-Kenny Startzman; 7. 81-Matt Chronister. Time – 2:02.53

STREET STOCKS
FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 1J-Eric Johnson; 2. 5M-Dan Furman; 3. 7M-Craig Wagaman; 4. 51-Jeremy Stremmel; 5. 60-Danny Beard; 6. 33-Michael Goodwin; 7. 28-Kelly Seal III; 8. 40K-David Johnson; 9. 99-Rick Weaver; 10. 25-Travis Leh (DNF); 11. 15W-Tom Walls, Sr. (DNF); 12. 94-Dalton Myers (DNS). No time.
Lap Leaders: Eric Johnson (1-20)

Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 5M-Dan Furman; 2. 7M-Craig Wagaman; 3. 28-Kelly Seal III; 4. 33-Michael Goodwin; 5. 60-Aaron Beard (DNF); 6. 15W-Tom Walls, Sr. (DNS). Time – 2:42.81
Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 51-Jeremy Stremmel; 2. 1J-Eric Johnson; 3. 25-Travis Leh; 4. 99-Rick Weaver; 5. 40K-David Johnson. Time – 2:39.04

600cc MICRO SPRINTS
FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 8-Jim Young; 2. 14T-Tyler Walton; 3. 07-Travis Scott; 4. 41-Jared Esh; 5. 17-Brad Weber; 6. 13-Bo Gordon; 7. 14K-Hannah Riser; 8. 00-Christian Reed (DNF); 9. 84-Colton Laughman (1 lap down); 10. 5M-Kenny Murray (1 lap down); 11. 11X-Guy Griffin (1 lap down); 12. 56-Jake Frye (1 lap down); 13. 71-Tim Glacken (1 lap down); 14. 5-Jason Sechrist (DNF); 15. 4R-Zane Rudisill (DNF). No time.
Lap Leaders: Jim Young (1-20)

600cc Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 5-Jason Sechrist; 2. 07-Travis Scott; 3. 00-Christian Reed; 4. 14T-Tyler Walton; 5. 5M-Kenny Murray; 6. 14K-Hannah Riser; 7. 11X-Guy Griffin; 8. 71-Tim Glacken. Time – 2:06.87
600cc Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 8-Jim Young; 2. 13-Bo Gordon, Jr.; 3. 17-Brad Weber; 4. 84-Colton Laughman; 5. 41-Jared Esh; 6. 56-Jake Frye; 7. 4R-Zane Rudisill. Time – 2:04.78

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Central PA Racing Scene Weekend Warriors Point Standings

1. Greg Hodnett - 350 Pts.
2. Brian Montieth - 332 Pts.
3. Danny Dietrich - 302 Pts.
4. Lucas Wolf - 239 Pts.
5. Brent Marks - 239 Pts.
6. Mark Smith - 230 Pts.
7. Doug Hammaker - 229 Pts.
8.Alan Krimes - 194 Pts.
9.Aaron ott - 176 Pts.
10. Isaac Sneeringer - 165 Pts.
11.Lance Dewease - 159 Pts.
12.Adrian Shaffer - 158 Pts.
13. Austin Hogue - 157 Pts.
14.Davie Frenek - 156 Pts.
15.TJ Stutts - 155 Pts.
16.Kevin Nouse - 153 Pts.
17.Eric Tomecek - 144 Pts.
17.Steve Buckwalter - 139 Pts.
18.Jeff Rohrbaugh - 136 Pts.
19.Matt Campbell - 136 Pts
20.Cory Haas - 136 Pts.
21.Cody Fletcher - 127 Pts.
22.Chandler Leiby - 123 Pts.
23.Brad McClelland - 122 Pts.
24.Todd Rittenhouse Jr. - 119 Pts
25.Derek Locke - 112 Pts.
26.Jeff Halligan - 110 Pts.
27.JB Cunningham - 110 Pts.
28.Robbie Kendall - 109 Pts.
29.Stevie Smith - 106 Pts
30.Colby Womer - 104 Pts.
31.Robbie Stillwagon - 98 Pts.
32.Freddie Rahmer - 97 Pts.
33.Jim Siegel - 95 Pts.
34.JJ Grasso - 90 Pts.
35.Adam Wilt - 90 Pts.
36.Kyle Moody -89 Pts.
37.Dwight Leppo - 80 Pts.
38.David Holbrock - 80 Pts.
39.Mike Wagner - 78 Pts.
40.Dave Blaney - 76 Pts
41.Zach Euculano - 72 Pts.
42.Brie Hershey - 68 Pts.
43.Wyatt Hinkle - 66 Pts.
44.Kody Lehman - 67 Pts.
45.Cody Keller - 63 Pts.
46.Seth Kearchner - 63 Pts.
47.Blane Heimbach - 61 Pts.
48.Tyler Esh - 60 Pts.
49.Ryan Smith - 60 Pts
50.Davie Sammons - 60 Pts.
51.Jason Shultz - 59 Pts.
52.Doug Esh - 58 Pts.
53.Ashley Cappetta - 56 Pts.
54.Chase Dietz - 54 Pts.
55.Niki Young - 51 Pts.
56.Ryan Taylor - 51 Pts.
57.Pat Cannon - 50 Pts.
58.Rodney Westhafer - 50 Pts.
59.Glenndon Forsythe  - 50 Pts
60.Cody Darrah - 50 Pts
61.Dave Ely - 50 Pts.
62.Donny Shatz - 50
63.Lucas Montgomery - 50 Pts.
64.Rick Lefferty - 49 Pts.
65.Kyle Denmyer - 49 Pts.
66.Randy Whisler - 48 Pts.
67.Matt Findley - 46 Pts.
68.Logan Wagner - 46 Pts.
69.Don Krietz - 45 Pts.
70.Bill Stine - 45 Pts.
71.Gerard McIntyre - 44 Pts.
72.Dylan Cisney - 42 Pts.
73.Ryan Kissinger - 42 Pts
74.Nate Snyder - 40 Pts.
75.Curt Michael - 37 Pts.
76.Brock Zearfoss - 37 Pts.
77.Dale Blaney - 35 Pts.
78.Chris Arnold - 35 Pts
79.Phil Walter - 35 Pts.
80.Tim Glatfelter - 35 Pts.
81.Scott Fisher - 34 Pts.
82.Larry Kelleher - 33 Pts.
83.Rich Eichelberger - 32 Pts.
84.John Braim - 31 Pts.
85.Brad Sweet - 30 Pts.
86.Tyler Ross - 30 Pts
87.Chris Frank - 30 Pts.
88.Mike Bittinger - 30 Pts
89.Ryan Wilson - 30 Pts.
90.Steve Owings - 30 Pts.
91.Michael Walter II - 30 Pts.
92.Cole Young - 25 Pts
93.Chuck Hebing - 25 Pts.
94.Troy Betts - 25 Pts.
81.Shane Smith - 25 Pts
95.Paul McMahan - 25 Pts.
96.Shane Stewart - 25 Pts.
97.Malie Shuster - 25 Pts.
98.Bill Dietrich - 23 Pts.
99.CJ Quirk - 22 Pts.
100.Amy Ott - 20 Pts.
101.Jim Shuster - 20 Pts.
102.Joey Saldana - 19 Pts
103.Kyle Reinhart - 19 Pts.
104.Sheldon Haudenshild - 18 Pts.
105.Kerry Madsan - 17 Pts.
106.Jordan Givler - 17 Pts
107.Ryan Higgins - 16 Pts.
108.Nicole Bower - 14 Pts.
109.Eric Parker - 14 Pts.
110.Hunter Mackison - 14 Pts.
111.Steve Collins - 12 Pts
112.Daryle Stymling - 12 Pts.
113.Dave Thrush - 12 Pts.
114.Josh Weller - 12 Pts.
115.Kevin Albert - 12 Pts
116.Justin Barger - 10 Pts
117.Daryn Pittman - 10 Pts.
118.Dalton Dietrich - 10 Pts
119.Cole Duncan - 10 Pts.
120.Chris Knopp - 5 Pts.
121.Todd Reed - 5 Pts
122.Michael Hamer - 5 Pts.
123.Danny Holtgraver - 5 Pts.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

McCELLAND PILOTS BORROWED MOTOR TO INSINGER PERFORMANCE FUELS CHAMPIONSHIP WIN

Friday May 15, 2015
Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, PA
For Immediate Release

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Fri., May 22, 2015 – 358 Sprints, Limited Stocks, Street Stocks, 600cc Micro Sprints (ARMED FORCES APPRECIATION NIGHT, $2 OFF ADMISSION FOR ALL ARMED FORCES MEMBERS) (Gates open at 5:30 p.m., Heats at 7:45 p.m.)
Fri., May 29, 2015 – 358 Sprints, Limited Stocks, Street Stocks, Central PA Legends (KIDS RACE CAR RIDES) (Gates open at 5:30 p.m., Heats at 7:45 p.m.)
McCELLAND PILOTS BORROWED MOTOR TO  INSINGER PERFORMANCE FUELS CHAMPIONSHIP WIN; Steven Cox 2700cc micro-sprint victor; Chronister takes second straight in limited stocks; Neal Reamer best of Classic Cars                         

HANOVER, PA (5/15/2015) – For all-time Trail-Way 358 sprint car winner Brad McClelland, any motor will do.
“This was a borrowed motor tonight, and ain’t quite what I’m used to,” said McClelland after coming from 11th starting spot to claim his 43rd career Trail-Way win in the 30-lap Insinger Performance Fuels 358 Sprint Car Championship on Friday night, “But we’ll just to have to run harder.”
McClelland, who lost a motor while leading the last time he was at Trail-Way, was the third different leader in three laps during a wild race for the lead through lapped traffic which saw Cody Fletcher drive under polesitter and race-long leader Seth Kearchner to grab the lead exiting turn four of lap 22 and then yield to McClelland on lap 23.  A half-lap later, Fleltcher flipped down the backstretch to bring out the red flag while running second.
That handed the runner-up spot over to Matt Campbell for the restart.  Despite two broken rear shocks and a wobbling right rear, Campbell kept heavy pressure on the leader until nearly losing control and bicycling on the last lap.  Campbell gathered it back in a finished second by a half-carlength over Jeff Halligan.
“That 16 car got back by me and made me sit up in the seat,” said McClelland of his mid-race battle with sixth-starting Campbell over the middle stages of the race, “And I don’t know what happened to the 66A  He was on a mission!”
McClelland claimed $1,200 for the Insinger Performance Fuels championship win. 
Central PA 358 point series leader Doug Hammaker made his first TW start of the season and finished fourth, with Dwight Leppo crossing fifth.  Sixth through tenth were Kearchner, David Holbrook, Ashley Cappetta, Zach Euculano, Lucas Montgomery.
Bill Stine was uninjured in a third-lap flip on the frontstrech when he and Dylan Welsh collided while trying to avoid the 19Z of Sneeringer, which was off the pace with a broken front axle.
Heats for the 18 sprinters were won by Kearchner, Holbrook and Leppo.

Steven Cox raced to his ninth career win in the 20-lap Mason Dixon 270cc micro-sprint feature.  Brian Marriott, Levi Peck, David Grube II, and Jim Still completed the top five.
Qualifiers for the 26 micros were won by Marriott, Peck, and Joe Long, Jr.
Matt Chronister came from 12th starting spot to claim his second win in-a-row in the 15-lap limited stock feature.  He took the lead from Cody Klinedinst on lap nine and paced the field the rest of the way for his 25th career win, with Klinedinst finishing second 4.43 seconds behind.  Third through fifth were 11th-starting Kyle Rohrbaugh, Nick McDaniel, and Shane Miller.
Heats for the 17 limited stocks were won by Klinedinst and Miller.
Neal Reamer led every lap of both his heat and the 20-lap feature for the Classic Cars, his second win of the year at Trail-Way.  Second through fifth were Joe Brown, II, Steve Clemo, Ron Grove, and Charlie Summers.  The other heat winner was Brown.

Next Friday night, May 22nd, the 358 Sprints are back in action along with the Limited Stocks, Street Stocks and the 600cc Micro Sprints. This will also be “Armed Forces Appreciation Night.” All Armed Forces members will receive $2 off the price of the admission fee.
The following Friday, May 29th, we host the 358 Sprints, Limited Stocks, Central PA Legends and Street Stocks. We will also have kids race car rides! Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with heats beginning at 7:45 p.m.


Friday May 15, 2015
Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, PA
For Immediate Release
INSINGER FUELS SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP 358 SPRINT CARS
FEATURE (30 Laps) – 1. 6R-Brad McClelland ($1,200); 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 4. 66-Doug Hammaker; 5. 4-Dwight Leppo; 6. 30-Seth Kearchner; 7. 77-David Holbrook; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 10-Zach Euculano; 10. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 11. 47-Michael Hamer; 12. 6S-William Sherman; 13. 18F-Dylan Welsh; 14. 9R-Ryan Hansen (DNF); 15. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 16. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF); 17. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer (DNF); 18. 71M-Bill Stine (DNF). No time.
Lap Leaders: Seth Kearchner (1-21), Cody Fletcher (22), Brad McClelland (23-30)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 30-Seth Kearchner; 2. 6R-Brad McClelland; 3. 16-Matt Campbell; 4. 18F-Dylan Welsh; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF). Time – 2:27.78
358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 77-David Holbrook; 2. 71M-Bill Stine; 3. 66-Doug Hammaker; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 47-Michael Hamer; 6. 15-Lucas Montgomery. Time – 2:26.53
358 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 4-Dwight Leppo; 2. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 3. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 4. 6S-William Sherman; 5. 9R-Ryan Hansen (DNF); 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF). No time.

LIMITED STOCKS
FEATURE (15 Laps) – 1. 81-Matt Chronister; 2. 99-Cody Klinedinst; 3. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 4. 15-Nick McDaniel; 5. 39-Shane Miller; 6. 16-Julio Perez; 7. 20-Wes Kellison; 8. 69-Robbie Carroll; 9. 5-Shannon Weaver; 10. 41-Robert Wellman; 11. 25-Keith Dorsey II; 12. 94-Kenny Startzman; 13. 92-Terry Hartlaub; 14. 01-Chelsea Weaver (DNF); 15. 18-Robert Nicklow (DNF); 16. 8-Tyler Gastley (DNF); 17. 38-Jason Chronister (DNF). No time.
Lap Leaders: Jason Chronister (1), Wes Kellison (2-4), Cody Klinedinst (5-8), Matt Chronister (9-15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 99-Cody Klinedinst; 2. 20-Wes Kellison; 3. 15-Nick McDaniel; 4. 92-Terry Hartlaub; 5. 69-Robbie Carroll; 6. 94-Kenny Startzman; 7. 01-Chelsea Weaver; 8. 8-Tyler Gastley (DNF); 9. 41-Robert Wellman (DNF). Time – 2:08.37
Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 39-Shane Miller; 2. 81-Matt Chronister; 3. 16-Julio Perez; 4. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 5. 38-Jason Chronister; 6. 18-Robert Nicklow; 7. 5-Shannon Weaver; 8. 25-Keith Dorsey, II. Time – 2:07.59

CLASSIC RACING SERIES
FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 73-Neal Reamer; 2. 89-Joe Brown; 3. 117-Steve Clemo; 4. 09-Ron Grove; 5. 07-Charlie Summers; 6. 19R-Roy Denike; 7. 27-Dorsey Weaver; 8. 56-Lance Grove; 9. 20-Steve Cantwell (DNF). Time – 6:38.57
Lap Leaders: Neal Reamer (1-20)

Classic Car Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 73-Neal Reamer; 2. 09-Ron Grove; 3. 07-Charlie Summers; 4. 20-Steve Cantwell; 5. 27-Charlie Weaver. Time – 2:42.19
Classic Car Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 89-Joe Brown; 2. 117-Steve Clemo; 3. 56-Lance Grove; 4. 19R-Roy Denike. Time – 2:42.09

MASON DIXON 270cc MICRO SPRINTS
FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 58-Steven Cox; 2. 18-Brian Marriott; 3. 64-Levi Peck; 4. 3D-David Grube, II; 5. 8-Jim Still; 6. 22-Michael Boer; 7. 1B-Brent Bull; 8. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.; 9. 2-Bill Laughman; 10. 20H-Eric Heath; 11. 10H-Dave Holler; 12. 6C-Tim McClelland; 13. 10-Tim Smith; 14. 84-Zachary Glass; 15. 43-Brandon McMillion; 16. 12-Dayne Koontz; 17. 29C-Jeff Arigo; 18. 46-Cody Stutting (DNF); 19. 23-Tyler Cool (DNF); 20. 4T4-Joe Long, Jr. (DNF); 21. 82-David Gillpatrick (DNF); 22. 17-Karl Wheeler, Jr. (DNF); 23. 20-Cory Myers (DNS); 24. 13-Brad Gossert (DNS). No time.
Lap Leaders: Steven Cox (1-20)
                                                   
270cc Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/6 to Qualify) – 1. 18-Brian Marriott; 2. 20-Cory Myers; 3. 8-Jim Still; 4. 58-Steven Cox; 5. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.; 6. 20H-Eric Heath; 7. 1B-Brent Bull; 8. 12-Dayne Koontz; 9. 21-Zachary Cool (DNS). Time – 2:15.59
270cc Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/6 to Qualify) – 1. 64-Levi Peck; 2. 22-Michael Boer; 3. 6C-Tim McClelland; 4. 10H-Dave Holler; 5. 43-Brandon McMillion; 6. 29C-Jeff Arigo; 7. 46-Cody Stutting; 8. 10-Tim Smith (DNF); 9. 2 – Bill Laughman (DNS). No time.
270cc Micro Sprint Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/6 to Qualify) – 1. 4T4-Joe Long, Jr.; 2. 3D-David Grube, II; 3. 84-Zachary Glass; 4. 82-David Gillpatrick; 5. 23-Tyler Cool; 6. 17-Karl Wheeler, Jr.; 7. 13-Brad Gossert; 8. 1D-Steve Bull (DNS). Time – 2:15.87
270cc Micro Sprint Consolation Finish (8 Laps/6 to Qualify) – Not Needed.

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Schatz Beats Hodnett In Battle Of Circuit Point Leaders For WoO Williams Grove Victory

Mechanicsburg – The World of Outlaws and the Williams Grove Speedway point leaders raced it out on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway with Donny Schatz getting the upper hand over Greg Hodnett to take the victory in the 25-lap sprint car feature worth $8,000. Schatz, the current outlaws point leader, started on the pole flanked by Hodnett, the current Williams Grove point leader.
Hodnett of Spring Grove earned the spot to start the feature after putting on an eye-opening display in the dash, driving from seventh to second in a lap and a half to secure the outside of the front row for the main. And when the green flag dropped in the feature event it was indeed Hodnett who took the lead rather handily over Schatz although the outlaws winningest driver this season never allowed Hodnett to get out of reach.
The leaders entered traffic on the eighth tour and again Schatz stuck with Hodnett as he worked the backmarkers. The pair crossed the line virtually nose to tail on the 11th circuit before Hodnett crept away just a bit but a few laps later and Schatz was again poised to pounce. They were nose to tail again at the stripe as lap 17 was scored and Hodnett broke low into the first corner.
Schatz stuck his No. 15 to the top to roll the corner and that proved to be Hodnett’s undoing as the North Dakota driver drew to Hodnett’s outside as the pair shot onto the backstretch. And by the time the pair reached the backstretch bridge Schatz surged into control and it was a lead he would never relinquish during the remaining seven tours.
Instead Schatz pulled away to his 19th career victory at the oval over Hodnett by 1.542 seconds with fifth starter Brian Montieth finishing third after taking the spot from Aaron Ott with five laps to go. Ott rode home fourth followed by Paul McMahan. Sixth through 10th went to Stevie Smith, Dave Blaney, Joey Saldana, Shane Stewart and Daryn Pittman.
“Greg was setting a pretty good pace. He got a good start on us,” Schatz said. “You need traffic to be able to get by guys. He was moving all over the place and we were passing some really good cars there.” Hodnett said, “We were just a tick off all night and it showed in traffic. Donny’s the best in the world for a reason.”
Heats for the 40-car field went to Hodnett, McMahan, Stevie Smith and Saldana with Schatz winning the dash. Sheldon Haudenschild put on a good drive to win the B Main. Aaron Ott set quick time with a lap of 16.611 seconds.
May 15, 2015 Feature Finishes:
410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Donny Schatz, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Brian Montieth, 4. Aaron Ott, 5. Paul McMahan, 6. Stevie Smith, 7. Dave Blaney, 8. Joey Saldana, 9. Shane Stewart, 10. Daryn Pittman, 11. Danny Dietrich, 12. Kerry Madsen, 13. David Gravel, 14. Jason Sides, 15. Danny Holtgraver, 16. Cody Darrah, 17. Logan Schuchart, 18. Brent Marks, 19. Lucas Wolfe, 20. Brad Sweet, 21. Sheldon Haudenschild, 22. Kraig Kinser, 23. Ryan Smith, 24. Don Kreitz Jr.
DNQ: Pat Cannon, Tim Glatfelter, Jacob Allen, Kyle Reinhardt, Craig Dollansky, Lance Dewease, Ryan Taylor, Cory Haas, Nicole Bower, Doug Esh, Austin Hogue, Rodney Westhafer, Jamie Veal, Steve Buckwalter, Troy Fraker, Alan Krimes

POSSE SWEEP IS OH SO SWEET AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY


Greg Hodnett leads PA Posse Charge to take home $10,000 win

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 5/13/2015 – Greg Hodnett almost made it look easy.

Hodnett set fast time over the 47-car field in time trials. Finished second in his heat. Led all six laps of the Dash to start on the pole of the 35-lap Gettysburg Clash. And then finished off his night by leading all 35-laps of the highly anticipated rematch against the World of Outlaws to pick up his 14th career Outlaw win and the $10,000 winners check that went with it.

“I’ve struggled here (Lincoln Speedway), said Hodnett in victory lane. “Getting a great draw in qualifying, taking advantage of it, and obviously getting a great draw in the Dash was huge. We were fortunate enough to take advantage of it and pull out a win.”

As proud as the PA Posse was to get the win against the Outlaws, it didn’t stop there. Outside frontrow starter Stevie Smith and third-starting Ryan Smith gave the Posse faithful even more bragging rights as they finished second and third respectively to give the PA Posse a podium sweep when the dust settled after 35 laps.

Fourth-starting Brad Sweet and seventh-starting Shane Stewart finally got the Outlaws on the board with a fourth and fifth place finish.

Completing the top-10 were Lucas Wolfe, defending Lincoln Speedway Champion Alan Krimes came from 13th to finish 7th, eighth-starting Brent Marks finished eighth, Outlaw Kerry Madsen was ninth, and local favorite Danny Dietrich earned a hard fought 10th place finished after starting 19th.

In all, three of the top-five and six of the top-10 spots were filled by the PA Posse.

Defending six-time World of Outlaw Champion Donny Schatz needed a provisional starting spot after failing to qualify for the feature and earned Hard-Charger honors by finishing 15th after starting 25th.

Fast time in time trials over the 47-car field was set by Hodnett with a one-lap time of 12.817-seconds. Heats for the 410 sprinters were won by Kerry Madsen, Shane Stewart, Brad Sweet, and Brent Marks, with Lance Dewease winning the B-Main and Jason Sides winning the C-Main. Greg Hodnett won the Dash.

This Saturday night, May 16th, there will be no racing at Lincoln Speedway as the PA Posse travels to Williams Grove to take on the World of Outlaws.

Then next Saturday night, May 16th, Lincoln hosts the ANNUAL HILLY RIFE MEMORIAL for 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints and Central PA Legends.

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
Wed., May 13, 2015
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA
WORLD OF OUTLAWS – GETTYSBURG CLASH
A-Main Finish ( 35 Laps) – 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [1] [$10,000]; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith [2] [$5,500]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [3] [$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$2,800]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [7] [$2,500]; 6. 1-Lucas Wolfe [5] [$2,300]; 7. 87-Alan Krimes [13] [$2,200]; 8. 19M-Brent Marks [8] [$2,100]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [6] [$2,050]; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich [19] [$2,000]; 11. 7-David Gravel [9] [$1,500]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [14] [$1,200]; 13. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [21] [$1,100]; 14. 25-Aaron Ott [10] [$1,050]; 15. 15-Donny Schatz [25] [$200]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12] [$900]; 17. 52-Austin Hogue [24] [$800]; 18. 51-Paul McMahan [22] [$800]; 19. 55K-Robbie Kendall [16] [$800]; 20. 99M-Kyle Moody [28] [$]; 21. 5-Tyler Ross [11] [$800]; 22. 71M-Joey Saldana [20] [$800]; 23. 21-Brian Montieth [23] [$800]; 24. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15] [$800]; 25. 39-Tim Glatfelter [17] [$800]; 26. 14-Lance Dewease [18] [$800]; 27. 11C-Cory Haas [26] [$]; 28. 83-Craig Dollansky [27] [$].

Lap Leaders – Greg Hodnett (1-35)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (8 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 3. 87-Alan Krimes [2]; 4. 7-David Gravel [3]; 5. 52-Austin Hogue [10]; 6. 59J-Jim Siegel [7]; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre [9]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 9. 29W-Ryan Wilson [11]; 10. 92-Niki Young [6]; 11. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [12]; 12. 39-Tim Glatfelter [5].

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (8 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 25-Aaron Ott [3]; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith [4]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [8]; 6. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [6]; 7. 89-Cody Darrah [7]; 8. 14-Lance Dewease [5]; 9. 1X-Tim Wagaman [10]; 10. 59-Danny Holtgraver [11]; 11. 88-Brandon Rahmer [9]; 12. 37-J.J. Grasso [12].

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (8 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall [1]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [7]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 6. 5-Tyler Ross [3]; 7. 15A-Adam Wilt [9]; 8. 11C-Cory Haas [6]; 9. 41-Jamie Veal [8]; 10. 83-Craig Dollansky [11]; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard [12]; 12. 69H-Shane Hoff [10].

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (8 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 19M-Brent Marks [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [5]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 4. 1-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 6. 44-Chase Dietz [7]; 7. 35-Steve Owings [6]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [9]; 9. 98H-Dave Blaney [10]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 11. 99M-Kyle Moody [11].

410 Sprint Dash Finish - (6 Laps) - 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith [2]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 5. 1-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [7]; 8. 19M-Brent Marks [8].

410 Sprint C-Main Finish - (10 Laps/2 to qualify for B-Main) - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1] [-]; 2. 1X-Tim Wagaman [2] [-]; 3. 98H-Dave Blaney [3] [$150]; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver [5] [$150]; 5. 83-Craig Dollansky [6] [$150]; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard [9] [$125]; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody [7] [$125]; 8. 29W-Ryan Wilson [4] [$125]; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [8] [$125]; 10. 69H-Shane Hoff [10] [$125]; 11. 37-J.J. Grasso [11] [$125].

410 Sprint B-Main Finish (12 laps/4 qualify to A-Main) - 1. 14-Lance Dewease [3] [-]; 2. 39-Tim Glatfelter [2] [-]; 3. 5-Tyler Ross [1] [-]; 4. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [5] [-]; 5. 11C-Cory Haas [6] [$300]; 6. 59J-Jim Siegel [8] [$250]; 7. 41-Jamie Veal [12] [$225]; 8. 15A-Adam Wilt [16] [$200]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [11] [$200]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [17] [$200]; 11. 44-Chase Dietz [10] [$200]; 12. 16-Gerard McIntyre [14] [$200]; 13. 1X-Tim Wagaman [18] [$200]; 14. 92-Niki Young [4] [$200]; 15. 35-Steve Owings [7] [$200]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [13] [$200]; 17. 88-Brandon Rahmer [15] [$200]; 18. 89-Cody Darrah [9] [$200].

TIME TRIAL RESULTS – 1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.817; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith, 12.987; 3. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.021; 4. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.056; 5. 7-David Gravel, 13.071; 6. 25-Aaron Ott, 13.104; 7. 5-Tyler Ross, 13.123; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.128; 9. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.144; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.170; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.193; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.244; 13. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.247; 14. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.248; 15. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.249; 16. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.322; 17. 39-Tim Glatfelter, 13.324; 18. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.326; 19. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.337; 20. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.338; 21. 92-Niki Young, 13.355; 22. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 13.356; 23. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.361; 24. 35-Steve Owings, 13.370; 25. 59J-Jim Siegel, 13.380; 26. 89-Cody Darrah, 13.381; 27. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.426; 28. 44-Chase Dietz, 13.442; 29. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.480; 30. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.498; 31. 41-Jamie Veal, 13.502; 32. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.505; 33. 16-Gerard McIntyre, 13.508; 34. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.548; 35. 15A-Adam Wilt, 13.561; 36. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.579; 37. 52-Austin Hogue, 13.584; 38. 1X-Tim Wagaman, 13.587; 39. 69H-Shane Hoff, 13.604; 40. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.615; 41. 29W-Ryan Wilson, 13.622; 42. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.703; 43. 83-Craig Dollansky, 13.749; 44. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.799; 45. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.800; 46. 37-J.J. Grasso, 14.001; 47. 49H-Bradley Howard, 14.086.