Saturday, May 27, 2017

SNEERINGER CLAIMS FIRST OF THE YEAR IN TRAIL-WAY 358 SPRINTS; Young pulls double in 600cc & 270cc micros; Walls dominates street stocks; Chronister takes limited stocks

HANOVER, PA (5/26/2017) – Isaac Sneeringer inched ahead of race-long leader Dwight Leppo moments before a 17th-lap red flag and held off Leppo the rest of the way to score his first win of the year in the 25-lap Insinger Performance Fuels Spring Championship for 358 sprint cars at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

“I needed the lapped traffic, and got him right at the line before that red,” said Sneeringer upon exiting his TE Racing #19Z in victory lane, “She took off like a rocket after the red.  The first three weeks we had a vibration, and tonight it was better.  We have a baby boy on the way in a couple of weeks, and this money will probably go toward that!”

A 12-car redraw placed Leppo on the outside of the front row for the start, and he grabbed the lead from polesitter Joe Trone, Jr. at the outset and led the first 16 laps.  Sneeringer, who started fourth, caught Leppo at the line to complete lap 17.  They were the only two cars to pass under the flagstand before a red flag came out for a flipping Chris Priar in turn two.

Sneeringer assumed the lead for the restart, and crossed .84 seconds ahead of Leppo at the finish to claim the $1,200 top prize.  Big Mike’s Crabhouse hard charger Steve Owings came from 11th starting spot to finish third, with Jeff Halligan and J.B. Cunningham completing the top five.

Sixth through tenth were Cody Fletcher, David Holbrook, T.J. DeHaven, Steve Kisamore, and Trone completing the top ten.

Qualifiers for the 16 sprint cars were won by Sneeringer and Todd Gracey.

For the first time in his career, Jim Young was a double winner in the micro-sprint divisions, claiming both the 600cc micro-sprint and Mason-Dixon 270cc micro-sprint features.

In the 600s, Young bested Bradley Weber by .44 seconds.  Travis Keiser, Jesse Snyder, and hard charger Kameron Morral (who started 12th, completed the top five.

In the 270, Young crossed .75 seconds ahead of Brian Marriott, with Mike Rutherford, Joe Long Jr. and Billy Logeman rounding out the top five.

Heats for the 600s were won by Young and Jesse Snyder.

Qualifiers for the 270s were claimed by Levi Peck, Cory Myers, and Rutherford.

Brian Walls blew away the field in the 20-lap street stock feature, ending his race 8.47 seconds ahead of Matt Wampler, with Aaron Beard, Cory Weishaar, and Dalton Myers finishing third through fifth.

 Walls was also the event’s hard charger, coming from 11th starting spot to catch Wampler following a fourth-lap caution for Zach Myers, who was running second at the time.  Walls actually advanced from 11th to fifth after two failed attempts to start the race resulting in cautions on lap one.

Matt Chronister came from 11th-starting spot to score his first win of the year in the 15-lap limited stock feature.  Brother Jason Chronister (who started 12th) finished second, with Robbie Carroll, Terry Hartlaub, and Justin Wagaman crossing third through fifth.

Heats were won by Matt Chronister and Terry Hartlaub.

Next Friday, June 2, 2017, Trail-Way Speedway will be dark. However, the following day, Saturday, June 3, 2017, Trail-Way will feature the 6th Annual “Armin Hostetter Classic,” for the AMA Short Track series. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. and racing begins at 6:00 p.m.

The following Friday night, Trail-Way hosts the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Sprints along with the Street Stocks and Limited Stocks. Also in action will be the Mason-Dixon 270 Micro Sprints in the “Gary Kiefert Memorial” race. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with heats scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m.

For all the latest news and related information from Trail-Way Speedway, fans are reminded to visit the speedway website at The complete story and agate from each race night is posted shortly after the final checkered flag.


FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer[4]; 2. 4-Dwight Leppo[2]; 3. 35-Steve Owings[11]; 4. 41-Jeffrey Halligan[5]; 5. 39-Jason Cunningham Jr[3]; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher[12]; 7. 77-David Holbrook[10]; 8. 74-T. J. DeHaven[8]; 9. 77K-Steven Kisamore[16]; 10. 99-Joe Trone Jr[1]; 11. 10T-Brody Treaster[7]; 12. 3-Chris Priar[14]; 13. (DNF) 51-Austen Treuchet[9]; 14. (DNF) 41B-Shawn Weaver[13]; 15. (DNF) 19G-Todd Gracey[6]; 16. (DNF) 19D-Wyatt Hinkle[15]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Dwight Leppo (1-16); Isaac Sneeringer (17-25)

 358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer[1]; 2. 35-Steve Owings[7]; 3. 41-Jeffrey Halligan[3]; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher[5]; 5. 4-Dwight Leppo[4]; 6. 10T-Brody Treaster[2]; 7. 41B-Shawn Weaver[6]; 8. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle[8]Time – 2:23.78

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 19G-Todd Gracey[1]; 2. 77-David Holbrook[6]; 3. 39-Jason Cunningham Jr[2]; 4. 99-Joe Trone Jr[3]; 5. 51-Austen Treuchet[4]; 6. 74-T. J. DeHaven[7]; 7. 3-Chris Priar[5]; 8. 77K-Steven Kisamore[8]. Time – 2:26.10


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 8-Jim Young[2]; 2. 1-Brian Marriott[5]; 3. 6K-Mike Rutherford[10]; 4. 4T4-Joe Long Jr[1]; 5. 97-BILLY LOGEMAN[6]; 6. 64-Levi Peck[11]; 7. 23-Bradley Brown[4]; 8. 32-Chad Myers[20]; 9. 21T-Toby Blumenshine[7]; 10. 22-Michael Boer[9]; 11. 16-Keera Dupler[13]; 12. 96-Brock Whisler[14]; 13. 21-Zachary Cool[3]; 14. (DNF) 03-Branstin Shue[21]; 15. (DNF) 20-Cory Myers[12]; 16. (DNF) 44-Steven Cox[8]; 17. (DNF) 29C-Jeff Arigo[19]; 18. (DNF) 11G-Cheyenne Robicheaux[16]; 19. (DNF) 42U-Tyler Ulrich[15]; 20. (DNF) 6-Tim Mc Clelland[18]; (DNS) 32M-Shaun Mc Intyre; (DNS) 47-Bobby Lamond

Lap Leaders: Jim Young (1-20)

270 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 20-Cory Myers[5]; 2. 22-Michael Boer[6]; 3. 97-BILLY LOGEMAN[7]; 4. 21-Zachary Cool[1]; 5. 16-Keera Dupler[3]; 6. (DNF) 11G-Cheyenne Robicheaux[4]; 7. (DNF) 29C-Jeff Arigo[2]; (DNS) 47-Bobby Lamond. No time.

270 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 64-Levi Peck[2]; 2. 44-Steven Cox[6]; 3. 1-Brian Marriott[4]; 4. 8-Jim Young[3]; 5. 96-Brock Whisler[1]; 6. 32M-Shaun Mc Intyre[5]; 7. 32-Chad Myers[7]. Time – 2:10.91

270 Micro Sprint Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 6K-Mike Rutherford[5]; 2. 21T-Toby Blumenshine[6]; 3. 23-Bradley Brown[2]; 4. 4T4-Joe Long Jr[4]; 5. 42U-Tyler Ulrich[3]; 6. 6-Tim Mc Clelland[1]; 7. 03-Branstin Shue[7]. Time – 2:14.41


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 8-Jim Young[4]; 2. 17-Bradley Weber[7]; 3. 42K-Travis Keiser[6]; 4. 96-Jesse Snyder[5]; 5. 880-Kameron Morral[12]; 6. 17E-Dylan Norris[3]; 7. 56-Jake Frye[2]; 8. 4R-Zane Rudisill[8]; 9. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr[9]; 10. 14K-Hannah Riser[14]; 11. 7S-Mike Sherman[11]; 12. 16-Bret Cronrath[1]; 13. 71-Tyler Leese[10]; 14. (DNF) 16S-Brianne Cronrath Wittmer[13]; 15. (DNF) 6-Darren Kauffman[15]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Jim Young (1-20)

600 Micro Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 96-Jesse Snyder[3]; 2. 17E-Dylan Norris[1]; 3. 56-Jake Frye[4]; 4. 42K-Travis Keiser[7]; 5. 4R-Zane Rudisill[6]; 6. 71-Tyler Leese[2]; 7. 16S-Brianne Cronrath Wittmer[8]; 8. 6-Darren Kauffman[5]. Time – 2:05.53

600 Micro Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 8-Jim Young[4]; 2. 880-Kameron Morral[6]; 3. 16-Bret Cronrath[2]; 4. 17-Bradley Weber[7]; 5. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr[1]; 6. 7S-Mike Sherman[3]; 7. 14K-Hannah Riser[5]. Time – 2:05.37


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls[11]; 2. 100-Matt Wampler[3]; 3. 60-Aaron Beard[7]; 4. 37-Cory Weishaar[10]; 5. 94-Dalton Myers[6]; 6. 1J-Eric Johnson[12]; 7. 23B-Don Murphy[8]; 8. 33-Michael Goodwin[1]; 9. (DNF) 51-Jeremy Stremmel[4]; 10. (DNF) 94M-Zach Myers[2]; 11. (DNF) 36-Gary Warehime[5]; (DNS) 25-Travis Leh; (DNS) 11M-Gene Miller. No time.

Lap Leaders: Matt Wampler (1-3), Brian Walls (4-20)

Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 94-Dalton Myers[2]; 2. 51-Jeremy Stremmel[4]; 3. 94M-Zach Myers[6]; 4. 60-Aaron Beard[1]; 5. 23B-Don Murphy[7]; 6. 37-Cory Weishaar[5]; 7. (DNF) 2W-Brian Walls[3]. No time.

Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 36-Gary Warehime[2]; 2. 100-Matt Wampler[4]; 3. 33-Michael Goodwin[6]; 4. 1J-Eric Johnson[5]; 5. (DNF) 25-Travis Leh[1]; (DNS) 11M-Gene Miller. Time – 2:42.90


FEATURE (15 Laps) – 1. 81-Matt Chronister[11]; 2. 38-Jason Chronister[12]; 3. 69-Robbie Carroll[4]; 4. 92-Terry Hartlaub[10]; 5. 30-Justin Wagaman[9]; 6. 88-Justin Oberlin[6]; 7. 19R-Roy Denike[13]; 8. 16-Julio Perez[5]; 9. 6-Matt Worley[17]; 10. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr[1]; 11. (DNF) 99-Cody Klinedinst[2]; 12. (DNF) 55-Shawn Snell[14]; 13. (DNF) 64-Charles Millender[8]; 14. (DNF) 3-Chelsea Weaver[3]; 15. (DNF) 32J-Justin Cardasso[15]; 16. (DNF) 25-Zachary Baldwin[16]; 17. (DNF) 47-Travis Brown[7]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Cody Klinedinst (1-5), Matt Chronister (6-15)

Limited Stocks Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 81-Matt Chronister[2]; 2. 38-Jason Chronister[3]; 3. 64-Charles Millender[4]; 4. 88-Justin Oberlin[1]; 5. 69-Robbie Carroll[6]; 6. 99-Cody Klinedinst[5]; 7. 19R-Roy Denike[8]; 8. 32J-Justin Cardasso[9]; 9. 25-Zachary Baldwin[7]. Time – 2:01.75

Limited Stocks Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 92-Terry Hartlaub[1]; 2. 30-Justin Wagaman[3]; 3. 47-Travis Brown[8]; 4. 16-Julio Perez[6]; 5. 3-Chelsea Weaver[4]; 6. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr[2]; 7. 55-Shawn Snell[5]; (DNS) 6-Matt Worley. Time – 2:04.31

Danny Dietrich Wins Williams Grove Diamond Series 4K Friday, Watkins claims 305s

Mechanicsburg – Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich piloted Gary Kauffman’s No. 48 sprint car to his first win of the Williams Grove Speedway season on Friday night, pocketing $4,000 for the victory in the second leg of the 2017 Diamond Series.

In the 20-lap PASS 305 sprint main, Mark Watkins took the win after Ian Detweiler spun out of the lead with four laps to go.

For Dietrich, it was a flag to flag victory in the 410 sprint main, with his pace slowed only once, on the second lap.

The caution period was for the stopped cars of Brock Zearfoss and Jay Galloway in the second turn.  The incident began when TJ Stutts nearly spun his mount before continuing on while the other two cars got collected.

Dietrich entered traffic on the eighth lap with Freddie Rahmer and Dale Blaney chasing him for the lead as they had since the drop of the green flag.

With 15 laps to go in the 25-lap feature, Lance Dewease got around Blaney for third while trying to catch Rahmer.

However neither Rahmer nor Dewease was able to close on the leader as all of the front-runners worked through traffic.

Dewease made a few attempts at an outside fourth turn pass of Rahmer for second but saw little results for his efforts.

Dietrich cruised unscathed to the victory by .393 seconds over Rahmer with Dewease finishing third followed by Blaney and Greg Hodnett.

Sixth through 10th went to Aaron Ott, Brian Montieth, Lucas Wolfe, Brandon Rahmer and Alan Krimes.

Heats went to Brandon Rahmer, Montieth and Dietrich.

The win was the 16th of Dietrich’s career at Williams Grove.

After two attempts at a start of the 305 sprint main, Ian Detweiler took the lead and had Mark Watkins chasing him in second when a caution flag unfurled with nine laps completed.

On the restart, Stephanie Dodson got around Watkins for second and again swapped the spot in the fourth corner before the lap could be completed.

And as it would turn out, that flip flop for second on the restart ended up being the race for the lead as Detweiler spun in front of the field while in command on the 16th tour, causing another yellow flag period and handing the lead to Watkins.

Dodson was unable to challenge on the lap 16 restart and it was Watkins taking advantage of the spin for the win.

Dodson was second followed by Scott Ellerman, Colby Dice and Cale Reigle.

Sixth through 10th went to Kyle Ganoe, Dave Brown Jr., Ken Duke Jr., Tommy Carberry and Darren Miller.

Heats went to Detweiler, Kyle Craker and Miller.

May 26, 2017
Feature Finishes

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Freddie Rahmer, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Dale Blaney, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Aaron Ott, 7. Brian Montieth, 8. Lucas Wolfe, 9. Brandon Rahmer, 10. Alan Krimes, 11. Cory Haas, 12. Nicole Bower, 13. Rodney Westhafer, 14. Anthony Macri, 15. TJ Stutts, 16. Doug Esh, 17. Carl Bowser, 18. Jay Galloway, 19. Kody Lehman, 20. Kyle Pruitt, 21. Steve Buckwalter, 22. Brock Zearfoss

DNS: Troy Fraker

305 Sprints (20 laps): 1. Ian Detweiler, 2. Stephanie Dodson, 3. Scott Ellerman, 4. Colby Dice, 5. Cale Reigle, 6. Kyle Ganoe, 7. Dave Brown Jr., 8. Ken Duke Jr., 9. Tommy Carberry, 10. Darren Miller, 11. Kyle Craker, 12. Dave Grube, 13. Alex Potosky, 14. Donnie Hendershot, 15. Jon Haegele, 16. Mike Alleman, 17. Austin Bishop, 18. Jay Krout, 19. Erin Statler, 20. Tom Worrick, 21. Fred Arnold, 22. Kurt Knepper, 23. Ian Detweiler, 24. Andrew Hake, 25. Tyler Reeser, 26. Zach Newlin

DNS: Joe Kay, Dylan Shatzer

Monday, May 22, 2017

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY FINALLY BEATS THE WEATHER Mark Smith, Bryan Bernheisel & Tommy Slanker To Victory Lane

After three weeks off, two due to inclement weather, Selinsgrove Speedway pulled off an exciting three division show despite another serious effort to dampen the action by Mother Nature.

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint series sanctioned the Mach 1 Chassis 360 Sprint Car Spectacular at on Reinhart Food Service Night Saturday with a strong 30-car field.

A multi-car incident on the start of the 25-lap main event in turns one and two resulted in Adam Carberry’s sprint car flipping over. All drivers escaped injury. At the drop of the green flag to restart the A-Main Jason Barney showed the way with Ryan Kissinger in pursuit.

Derek Locke drove into the top spot on the following lap with Kissinger in chase. Kissinger then closed in on Locke quickly in lap traffic. Kissinger's car developed mechanical problems on lap 11 and slowed to bring out a yellow flag.

A restart on lap 12 gave the field a shot at Locke after he led the race early. The double file restart brought Robbie Stillwaggon and Mark Smith to Locke, but a yellow put the field back to single file. Smith took advantage of the restart to take the top spots with a sweeping move around both Stillwaggon and then Locke. Once out front Smith drove away from the field.

The yellow flew on lap 20 to bunch the field up once more. On the restart, Chad Layton would take over second from Locke but as the two drivers battled Smith would drive away to his first win of the season at Selinsgrove and collect $2,000. Locke would secure the second spot before the drop of the checkered flag and Layton would round out the podium. Barney and Davie Franek were the top five finishers.

Heat races for the 360 Sprint Cars were won by Jeff Cook, Robbie Stillwaggon, and Davie Franek. The B-Main was won by Jason Shultz and the dash went to Michael Walter.

Track records were falling on a fast Selinsgrove Speedway. Michael Walter has the new track record in the 4 lap dash. Davie Franek now owns the track record for the 10-lap distance for sprint cars.

Bryan Bernheisel showed the field to the green flag in round two of the Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Late Model Challenge series. Bernheisel led early holding off the advances of a hard charging Jeff Rine.

Various yellow flags throughout the event allowed Rine to get close, but he was never able to make the pass of Bernheisel. In the final corner Rine made one final bid but was unable to get by.

The Delaware double file restarts definitely made things challenging said Bernheisel in victory Lane. He continued by saying, “I was trying to do something a little different and diamond them on the starts so that Rine wasn't able to get by me as easy on the inside.”

It all paid off for the 119 with "Kid Lazer" taking his first win of the season worth $2,000. Rine and 10th place starter Coleby Frye rounded out the podium. Chad Hollenbeck came from 19th to finish fourth followed by Jim Yoder.

Steve Campbell, Rick Singleton, and Tony Adams were the heat race winners for the Jeff's Auto Body Late Models.

AJ Stroup battled Dustin Snook early on in the pro stock feature event. The race was the final time for the drivers to tuneup for the rescheduled Pro Stock 20 next weekend.

Tommy Slanker showed he will be a force to be reckoned with driving from the 10th spot up into the top three before lap three ever went on the board. On lap six Slanker dove to the inside and made the pass of Stroup for the race lead. Soon Shawn Lawton would move into the runner-up spot and by lap 12 the lead was shrinking.

Lawton put all of his eggs in the basket going into turn three coming to the white flag when he went to the inside of the race leader Slanker. Lawton pushed up the track and Slanker was able to get away for his second win of the season.

Lawton crossed the line in second but was penalized at the end for passing before the cone. Stroup moved to second followed by Snook, Lawton, and Brandon Moser.

Heat races for the Pro Stocks were won by Shawn Lawton and AJ Stroup.

Next Saturday night, May 27, Selinsgrove Speedway is back in action on Pepsi Night over the Memorial Day weekend. Racing on May 27 will feature the 360 Sprint Cars plus Late Models, the rescheduled A&A Auto Stores Pro Stock 20, and Roadrunners plus Fireworks! Racing will kick off at 7pm. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

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360 Sprints – 30 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 1 Mark Smith 2) 77 Derek Locke 3) 35 Chad Layton 4) 87 Jason Barney 5) 28F Davie Franek 6) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 7) 76 Larry Kelleher 8) 29 Jason Shultz 9) 79 Jordan Thomas 10) 22 Troy Betts 11) 88C Chad Miller 12) 21 Alex Vigneault 13) 90 Matt Tanner 14) 10 Jeff Cook 15) 1W Eric Tomecek 16) 19K Paul Kinney 17) 14B Brett Wright 18) 56 Nate Snyder 19) 66 Ryan Kissinger 20) 63 Josh Weller 21) 33 Michael Walter 22) C4 Jim Shuster 23) 14 Coleman Gulick 24) 47 Adam Carberry 25) 99K Cody Keller 26) 49S Mallie Shuster
Heat Winners: Robbie Stillwaggon, Davie Franek, Jeff Cook
Dash Winner: Michael Walter
B-Main Winner: Jason Shultz

Late Models – 20 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 2) 2J Jeff Rine 3) 0 Coleby Frye 4) 4D Chad Hollenbeck 5) 27 Jim Yoder 6) 17 Nick Dickson 7) 88 Tony Adams 8) 2 Steve Campbell 9) 99 Rick Singleton 10) 86 Austin Berry 11) 06 Mike Lupfer 12) Z14 Dave Brouse Jr. 13) 4S Danny Snyder 14) 7M Meade Hahn 15) 63 Nathan Long 16) 0 Larry Baer 17) 9 Hayes Mattern 18) 11 Jason Schmidt 19) 46 Dan Green 20) Dylan Yoder
Heat Winners: Steve Campbell, Rick Singleton, Tony Adams

Pro Stocks – 18 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: 1) 40 Tommy Slanker 2) 26 AJ Stroup 3) 15 Dustin Snook 4) 92 Shawn Lawton 5) 8M Brandon Moser 6) 33 Curtis Lawton 7) 14C Bill Conrad 8) 70J John Schreffler 9) 89 John Schoch 10) 40G Nick Gentile 11) 55 Lori Croop 12) 71 Kurt Wray 13) 11B Jake Buck 14) 99B Kyle Bachman 15) 86 Wayne Shaffer 16) 55T John Troxell 17) 6C AJ Hoffman 18) 02 John Fowler
Heat Winners: Shawn Lawton, AJ Stroup

Sunday, May 21, 2017

PAUL MILLER CHARGES TO FIRST SUSQUEHANNA WIN Dave Brown, Ryan Greth and Alex Updegraff Visit Victory Lane

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA…5/20/17
Paul Miller not only earned the Hard Charger award Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway but the Fawn Grove., PA driver’s impressive charge resulted in his first win of the season in the 25-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature.

Starting deep in the field in the 18th starting spot, Miller’s charge to the front was impressive as he took the lead with ten laps complete and then held off a feisty Kenny Edkin before securing the win.

Following two yellows before a lap could be completed, Devin Beidel led the first six laps before giving way to Tom Wyckoff who led laps seven and eight.

Beidel went back out front on the ninth lap but Miller drove by for the race lead, a lead he would never relinquish but had to fend off the challenges of Edkin, the feature winner the last time the Super Sportsman were in action.

Miller became the fourth different winner in as many races this season.

Edkin, who started 10th, settled for the runner-up spot trailed by 12th starter Scott Dellinger, Russ Miller and Tony Jackson with 19th starting Scott Geesey coming home sixth ahead of 21st starter Doug Dodson, Beidel, 20th starter Chase Gutshall and Jay Fannasy.

Jackson, Mitten and Justin Foster won heats for the 31-car field with Geesey taking the consolation win.

Cale Reigle led the first 11 laps of the 20-lap PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint car main before fourth-starting Dave Brown took control.

Brown would never look back as he became the third different winner in as many 305 Sprint mains this season at the track.

Tyler Reeser raced home second ahead of Reigle, 14th starter Darren Miller and Kyle Ganoe as Colby Dice, Austin Bishop, 19th starter Kyle Craker, Stefanie Carberry and Ken Duke, Jr. completed the top ten. Craker was named the Hard Charger.

Brown, Reeser, Dave Grube and Ganoe won heats for the 34-car field. Nick Sweigart won the consolation.

Ryan Greth led all 20 laps to score the win in the ARDC Midget feature over Alex Bright, Brendon Bright,  Bret Arndt and Tommy Kunsman.

The race was red flagged on the third lap for a violent series of flips on the front stretch by Trevor Kobylarz. He was not injured.

Arndt and Kunsman won heats for the 13 cars.

Continuing his domination over the division this year, defending track champion Alex Updegraff took the win in the Extreme Stock 50 lapper.

Updegraff started third and went out front with ten laps in the books and went onto dominate the remainder of the event for his fourth win of the season. He was followed by Jeff Gill, Michael Smith, Donnie Broderick and Jeff Waltz.

Heats for the 12 cars were won by Patrick McClane and Don Murphy.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action Saturday night, May 27 as the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman compete in the Blazers Body Shop Bud Bricker Nationals presented by Sutliff Chevrolet/PA Veterans Foundation. The Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Models, Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks and Superior Homes Extreme Stocks are also on the racing card. Race time is 7PM.

There will also be a Test ‘N’ Tune on Wednesday night, May 24 from 6-9PM at the Speedway.

Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman (25 Laps)
1) 58 Paul Miller 2) 75 Kenny Edkin 3) 30 Scott Dellinger 4) 77 Russ Mitten 5) 17J Tony Jackson 6) 41 Scott Geesey 7) 54 Doug Dodson 8) 19 Devin Beidel 9) 1A Chase Gutshall 10) 222 Jay Fannasy 11) 99 Chad Smith 12) 56 Jake Miller 13) 77w Tom Wyckoff 14) 7 Timmie Barrick 15) 14 Nate Young 16) 44 Russ Lebo 17) 24 Justin Williams 18) 3B Mike Enders 19) 2M Matt Ondek 20) 91 Lanny Hake 21) 32 Gregg Foster 22) 23 Justin Foster 23) 27 Troy Hockenberry 24) 83 Bruce Buckwalter Jr.
Did Not Qualify: 20w Davey Walsh, 2 Austin Lorah, 13 Luke Deatrick, 10 Troy Rhome, 05 Bill Brown, 7 Todd Leonard, 8 Rich Eichelberger

PASS/ IMCA 305 SPRINTS (20 Laps):
1) 44x Dave Brown 2) 5T Tyler Reeser 3) 99 Cale Reigle 4) 9c Darren Miller 5) 0 Kyle Ganoe 6) 17A Colby Dice 7) 11 Austin Bishop 8) 14 Kyle Craker 9) 99 Stefanie Carberry 10) 67 Ken Duke Jr. 11) 8D Scott Ellerman 12) 3D Dave Grube 13) 83 Billy Ney 14) 28 Tommy Carberry 15) 9s Rick Stief 16) 77J Jeff Geiges 17) 18 Tim Tanner Jr. 18) 9B Brendon Poff 19) 39x Scott Frack 20) 8 Nick Sweigart 21) 20 Stephanie Dodson 22) 50 Jay Krout 23) 4c Cody Hackenberry 24) 92 Alex Potosky
Did Not Qualify: 70 Eddie Wagner, 77 Andrew Hake, 56 Bobby Scherff, 0 Harris Kohen, 2 Erin Statler, 15B Bryant Davis, 13 Kurt Knepper, 57v David Bonner, 94D Logan Diehl, 777 Doug Snow

Superior Homes Extreme Stocks (50 Laps)
1) 1 Alex Updegraff 2) 15 Jeff Gill 3) 76 Michael Smith 4) 97 Donnie Broderick 5) 77 Jeff Waltz 6) 37 Mallory Duvall 7) 95 Dan Snyder 8) 55 Patrick McClane 9) 7 Bill Powell 10) 41 Howard Williams 11) 10 Kyle Emig 12) 23B Don Murphy

ARDC Midgets ( 20 Laps ):
1) 4R Ryan Greth 2) 77 Alex Bright 3) 92 Brendon Bright 4) 46 Bret Arndt 5) 21 Tommy Kunsman 6) 5 PJ Gargiulo 7) 23M Kenny Miller 8) 24 Jay Hartman 9) 35 Andrew Layser 10) 7 Shawn Jackson 11) 14B Rohan Beasley 12) 14 Trevor Kobylarz


Kyle Ganoe led from flag to flag  to win his first ever CCMS IMCA 305 sprint car feature in the 20-lap event, but had to hold off Ken Duke for the whole race and a close car on the last lap.  “I felt Ken hit me on the rear end going into the third turn on the last lap, and I knew I better get on it.  It feels good to get my first ever win here, and I hope it is the first of many”.  “The car was not good early and me and my Dad worked on it all night to get it right.  I can’t thank him enough, because if not for him I would not be doing this, I spent all week in North Carolina working, it has been a stressful week.  I was still on the laptop at 6p.m. working”.  Defending track champ Scott Lutz drove to a third-place finish with sixth starting Ryan Lynn and Dale Schweikert.  The race was slowed by one caution on lap 8 for a spin by Mike Wenrick. Heats went to Lutz and Schweikert.

IMCA Sprints 1(0 Kyle Ganoe 2( 67 Ken Duke 3( 33 Scott Lutz 4( 26 Ryan Lynn 5(78 Dale Schweikert 6( 19 Tylor Cochran 7(78S Dakota Schweikert 8(41Z Jared Zionkowski 9(R6 Reed Thompson 10(4C Cody Hockenberry 11(54 Mike Wenrick 12(3G Josh Guiher DNS 7 Jim Kennedy


MECHANICSBURG, PA – Shane Stewart earned a total of $17,000 for his first career Williams Grove Speedway win in the Morgan Cup Saturday night sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

For the driver from Bixby, Okla., it was also his first series win of the season in the Larson Marks No. 2.

“If you would have told me my first win of this season was going to be at this racetrack, I wouldn’t have put all of Donald Trump’s money on that one,” said Stewart. “Track position was everything. This place gets really, really dirty and as I came up on the lapped traffic, I was more or less stuck.

Typically, you do see two grooves here, but tonight it just wasn’t there. The dash draw really helped put us out front. You don’t even know what it means to me to finally get to victory lane here. The East Coast isn’t always kind to me. I’m going to cherish this win for sure.”

Stewart and T.J. Stutts shared the front row for the 30-lap main event and nearly main contact as they raced down the frontstretch on the initial start. Stutts secured the lead in turns one and two. Stewart looked to the middle of the corners, but couldn’t pass the leader

He began to pull away with three laps completed. Third place Sheldon Haudenschild did a 360-spin in turn two. He kept racing and no caution flag was thrown.

Stewart began to close as they reached lapped traffic and blasted under Stutts as they raced into turn three and would slide in front of him. Stutts drove back under him and they were side-by-side down the frontstretch.

Haudenschild spun again and stopped in turn three interrupting the lead battle with 11 laps completed.

Stewart grabbed the lead on the double-file restart. Stutts tried to take it back, but couldn’t off turn two. Logan Schuchart passed Tim Shaffer for third and Lance Dewease was up to fifth following the restart.

“I didn’t get a good initial start to the feature,” said Stewart. “I told myself that if TJ picked the bottom that I actually thought the top was going to be a better starting spot. It worked out really good for us. Clean air makes a big difference. My guys have worked really hard this year. We haven’t had very good finishes. We’ve had some races that we should have won and I’ve either screwed up or we’ve had crazy stuff happen to us.”

A second turn crash involving Brian Montieth and Brent Marks slowed the pace with 15 laps completed.

Stewart picked the outside lane for the double-file restart and got a good one as he drove away from Stutts unchallenged. Daryn Pittman moved to fourth on the restart as Dewease lost some spots.
Stewart was in control as Shaffer got back by Schuchart on the restart and then pressured Stutts for second. Stewart had a 2.935 second lead when the caution flew with nine laps to go when Kraig Kinser stopped on the frontstretch.

Pittman blasted by two cars and into second on the restart and Shaffer drove by Stutts into third. Dewease was passing cars again with five laps remaining as he drove by Schuchart and into fourth.
Stewart controlled the final laps winning by 2.049 seconds over Pittman and Shaffer.

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen this place like this tonight,” said Pittman. “It was definitely different. Toward the end of the race it got more like normal Williams Grove. We had a good car on restarts and I could get by a couple guys each time. We’ve been working hard on this car. Shane was quite a bit faster than we were in clean air.”

“Tonight, we did the right things, put ourselves in position, and we’re on the frontstretch,” said Shaffer.

Dewease and Schuchart completed the top five and banged wheels on the backstretch following the checkers. Stutts, Ryan Taylor, David Gravel, Jason Johnson and Brad Sweet rounded out the top 10.
Johnson set quick time over the 37-car field with a lap of 16.402. Dewease, Sides, Schuchart and Shaffer followed Johnson in qualifying. Haudenschild, Stutts, Stewart, Taylor and Dale Blaney rounded out the top 10 in qualifying.

The eight-lap heat races were won by Johnson, Dewease, Sides and Schuchart. Stewart won the dash and Brent Marks won the Last Chance Showdown.

Sprint Car Feature (30 laps): 1. Shane Stewart. 2. Daryn Pittman. 3. Tim Shaffer. 4. Lance Dewease. 5. Logan Schuchart. 6. TJ Stutts. 7. Ryan Taylor. 8. David Gravel. 9. Jason Johnson. 10. Brad Sweet. 11. Dale Blaney. 12. Danny Dietrich. 13. Lucas Wolfe. 14. Donny Schatz. 15. Jason Sides. 16. Brandon Rahmer. 17. Joey Saldana. 18. Sheldon Haudenschild. 19. Trey Starks. 20. Anthony Macri. 21. Kraig Kinser. 22. Greg Hodnett. 23. Brent Marks. 24. Brian Montieth.
Did Not Qualify: Freddie Rahmer, Alan Krimes, Cory Haas, Steve Buckwalter, Dave Blaney, Doug Esh, Brock Zearfoss, Jacob Allen, Greg Wilson, Frankie Herr, Troy Fraker, Paul McMahan, Clyde Knipp.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mark Smith picks up 1st of the season with the URC at Bedford Speedway

Anytime Mark Smith pulls into the track he is a contender and on Friday night Smith parked the Mach 1 Chassis M1 back in victory lane at the Bedford Speedway. With 27 Capitol Renegade United Racing Club Sprint Cars signed into the pit area, three heat races were needed to determine the starting lineup for the 25 lap feature event.

Heat race winners went to Bill Unglert aboard the Paw It Forward Foundation, Gorman Property Maintenance #33b, The Cobra Chuck Hebing aboard the Wilkins Recreational Vehicles, Northcoast Performance #45 and the 2016 URC Defending Champion Davie Franek aboard the Franek Auto Sales, Escape RV #28f. There was a B-Main scheduled but when track promotor Joe Padula decided to start 24 cars instead of 20 cars the B was no longer needed. Joe Padula and Bedford Speedway put up the extra money to start the 4 more cars. Padula reported that if the drivers and car owners were going to support him and Bedford Speedway, then he was going to support the drivers and car owners by starting 24 cars.

The 24-car starting field was brought to the green flag by the #56 of Chris Coyle and the 5G of Curt Michael. At the drop of the green, Coyle jumped out to the lead with 4th place starter Davie Franek trailing close behind. By lap 5, Coyle was still in the lead, but Mark Smith was now in 2nd place and stalking the #56 waiting for his move. On lap 7, with Coyle now heavily involved with lapped traffic, Smith saw his chance using a lapped car as a pick and taking over the top spot. Coyle was also passed by Franek as he tried desperately to maneuver through lapped traffic. A lap 8 caution brought the 28f of Franek to the back bumper of Smith, but on the restart Smith just pulled away going uncontested for the remaining 17 laps.

URC Tidbits: Son of Series Sponsor Wayne Quackenbush, David Quackenbush made his first Capitol Renegade United Racing Club start of 2017. David finished in the 18th position. A heat race tangle resulted in URC front runner Josh Weller loading up early. After contact with Colby Womer, Weller hit the wall hard exiting turn 2 resulting in a bent chassis. Jimmy Stitzel put the #4 on the trailer after hot laps due to little to no oil pressure. With the 358’s not running anywhere, multiple 358 teams made the tow west to Bedford, #00 Chris Franks, #90 Jordan Givler, and #13 Ryan Higgins were all on hand.

The Capitol Renegade United Racing Club will now take off their wings and head to Path Valley Speedway on Sunday night May 21st. The next winged race will be next Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.

1.Mark Smith, 2. Davie Franek, 3. Derek Locke, 4. Chris Coyle, 5. Curt Michael, 6. Chuck Hebing, 7. Robbie Stillwaggon, 8. Adam Carberry, 9. Glenndon Forsythe, 10. Eric Tomecek, 11. Chris Allen, 12. Bill Unglert, 13. Bryn Gohn, 14. Ed Aikin, 15. Brett Michalski, 16. Jordan Givler, 17. Chris Franks, 18. David Quackenbush, 19. Ryan Higgins, 20. Dalton Dietrich, 21. Jason Clauss, 22. Keith Prutzman, 23. Scott Goodrich, 24. Steven Drevicki


MECHANICSBURG, PA – David Gravel held off Donny Schatz over the final laps to win the Morgan Cup weekend opener Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway in a 25-lap main event sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

His seventh series win of the season, and second straight in Pennsylvania after winning Wednesday at Lincoln, was worth $8,000.

 “I’m with a great team with great crew guys,” said Gravel, of Watertown, Conn. “We just keep getting better and better. I got lucky with the dash draw again. When it goes your way; it goes your way. I guess it’s our time right now. The last restart, I didn’t feel that great, and I screwed up on the last corner on the last lap and I’m sure (Schatz) got pretty close. I had just enough to hold on.”

After winning the dash, Gravel started on the pole and grabbed the race lead over Brad Sweet as Greg Hodnett and Daryn Pittman raced hard for third with Hodnett getting the spot. Schatz started fifth and passed Pittman as well and then swapped third with Hodnett on lap two.

The caution flag flew with three laps completed for a third turn incident involving Lucas Wolfe and Joey Saldana.

Gravel extended his lead to about half a straightaway with 10 laps completed. He led by 1.3 seconds with 13 laps completed as he reached slower traffic.

This allowed Sweet to close as Gravel began to try the bottom groove to lap cars. Schatz drove by Hodnett and into third with seven laps to go and closed on the leaders.

They were having trouble passing the lapped cars and Schatz took advantage moving by Sweet and into second with four to go.

Jason Sides, who was lapped and in the middle of the leaders, ended up into the inside backstretch fence with four laps to go bringing out the caution flag. A single-file restart ensued.

Rahmer would drive by Sweet and into third on the restart as Schatz stayed right with Gravel. The caution flew again with three laps to go.

Gravel controlled the restart, but Schatz stayed within striking distance trying to make the bottom groove work as did Rahmer over the final laps. Gravel stayed on the cushion and had a miscue in turn four as Schatz closed even more finishing 0.380 behind Gravel. Rahmer finished a close third.

“You have to qualify good here,” said Gravel. “It’s huge. We did that tonight and keep putting ourselves in good positions.” “You’re not going to get him in open race track,” said Schatz. “We had to stay in traffic. That’s the way it goes some days. I had a great car. You have to make things happen off the cushion.”

“It means a lot to be able to race with these guys,” said Rahmer. “We put the whole night together. I’m pretty happy with this. We run our car to get faster at the end of the race. I needed to maintain early so I could get good at the end. I was really good in one and two. I just need to work on three and four for tomorrow night. “

Sweet and Hodnett completed the top five.

Pittman, Brian Montieth, Lance Dewease, Sheldon Haudenschild and Brent Marks rounded out the top 10.

Saldana set overall fast time with a lap of 16.639 in the second qualifying flight.  Grove point leader Rahmer set fast time in the first flight of qualifying with a lap of 16.818. A total of 41 cars were in the pits.

Rahmer, Schatz, Saldana and Pittman won the eight-lap heat races. Greg Wilson won the C-main, Gravel won the dash and Trey Starks won the Last Chance Showdown.

The Morgan Cup concludes Saturday night with the Morgan Cup and $17,000 going to the winner and the Morgan Cup trophy either staying at Williams Grove or Outlaws headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.

Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. David Gravel. 2. Donny Schatz. 3. Freddie Rahmer 4. Brad Sweet. 5. Greg Hodnett. 6. Daryn Pittman. 7. Brian Montieth. 8. Lance Dewease. 9. Sheldon Haudenschild. 10. Brent Marks. 11. Logan Schuchart 12. Kraig Kinser. 13. Shane Stewart. 14. Jason Johnson. 15. Paul McMahan. 16. Dale Blaney. 17. Steve Buckwalter. 18. TJ Stutts. 19. Danny Dietrich .20. Trey Starks. 21. Jason Sides. 22. Lucas Wolfe. 23. Dave Blaney. 24. Joey Saldana.

Did Not Qualify: Tim Shaffer, Cory Haas, Brandon Rahmer, Ryan Taylor, Matt Campbell, Doug Esh, Brock Zearfoss, Jacob Allen, Greg Wilson, Anthony Macri, Rodney Westhafer, Frankie Herr, Daryl Stimeling, Troy Fraker, Clyde Knipp, Alan Krimes, Aaron Ott.


Fri., May 26, 2017 – Armed Forces Appreciation Day - Insinger Fuels 358 Sprint Car Spring Championship ($1,200 to win), Limited Stocks, Street Stocks, Mason-Dixon 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints (Gates open at 5:30 p.m., Racing begins at 7:45 p.m.)

HANOVER, PA (5/19/2017) – Steve Owings caught race-long leader Cody Fletcher in heavy lapped traffic to score his second win of the year in Friday night’s 25-lap 358 sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway.

“I hated to see Cody lose that race,” said Owings after exiting the Westminster Transmission/Westminster Lawn/Valentine Motorsports #35 in victory lane, “I want to thank the crew.  A monkey could drive this car.”

“There were a lot of lapped cars, but everyone held their line and nobody did anything stupid,” continued Owings, “This is a good place to run.  I don’t understand why more cars don’t come here to race.”

Actually, Friday night’s field of 19 cars was the biggest of the year.  Owings started eighth and was also the event’s Big Mike Crabhouse hard charger. Owings was fifth by the end of the first lap, advanced to third by the fifth lap, drove around Todd Gracey for second on lap seven, and spent the next 17 laps tracking down Fletcher before making the race-winning pass exiting turn two of lap 24.

Sixth-starting Isaac Sneeringer crossed third, followed by Gracey and 12th-starting Dwight Leppo.  Sixth through tenth were David Holbrook, T.J. DeHaven, Joe Trone, Jr., Landon Myers, and Austin Kirby.

Heats for the 358 sprint cars were won by Sneeringer, Holbrook, and Gracey.

The start of the feature events was delayed one-half hour by a shower that hit the speedway.

Brad Shank scored his first career win in the 25-lap feature for 358 late models.  Shank started fourth out of the five cars that were able to report out for the feature.  Travis Mease and Shank ran first and second the entire way until Shank took the lead on lap 13 as the two made contact on the front stretch and Mease spun into the infield.  Bobby Beard assumed second for the restart and ran there the rest of the way, crossing .63 seconds behind the winner.  Tommy Slaker  finished third, followed by Mease and Larry Neiderer.

The lone heat for the eight 358 late models was won by Bobby Beard.

Chris Transeau raced to his first win of the year and the third of his TW career in the 20-lap Central PA Legends feature.  Bill Diehl led the first 15 laps from the pole before yielding to Transeau.  One lap later, Diehl dropped from the field with damage from an earlier incident with a lapped car during a caution period.

Australian Hayden Pascoe finished second, followed by Justin Mitchell, Jeff Herbst, and 12th-starting Mason Chaney.

Heats for the 26 Legends were won by Diehl, Transeau, and Scott Houdeshell.  Alex Schmidel was the consolation winner.

 Jason Chronister drove away from the field to score his second win of the year and career 16th in the 15-lap limited stock feature.  Chronister started fourth, crossed second behind polesitter Robbie Carroll at the end of the first lap, and took the lead from Carroll on lap two.  Shannon Weaver, Travis Brown, Julio Perez, and 12th-starting Justin Wagaman finished second through fifth.

Heats for the 23 limited stocks were won by Weaver, Chronister, and Brown.

Next Friday, May 19, 2017, Trail-Way Speedway hosts the rescheduled Insinger Fuels 358 Sprint Car Spring Championship, paying $1,200 to win. Joining the Sprint Cars will be the Street Stocks, Limited Stocks, Mason-Dixon 270 Micro Sprints and the 600 Micro Sprints. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with heats beginning at 7:45 p.m.

For all the latest news and related information from Trail-Way Speedway, fans are reminded to visit the speedway website at The complete story and agate from each race night is posted shortly after the final checkered flag.


FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 57-Bradly Shank[4]; 2. 33-Bobby Beard[5]; 3. 67-Tommy Slanker[1]; 4. 116-Travis Mease[2]; 5. 121-Larry Neiderer[6]; 6. 1*-Zac Weller[3]; 7. 21Z-Cam Zeigler[7]; 8. U10-Sam Gallagher[8]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Travis Mease (1-12), Brad Shank (13-25)

358 Late Model Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 33-Bobby Beard[1]; 2. 57-Bradly Shank[4]; 3. 1*-Zac Weller[5]; 4. 116-Travis Mease[7]; 5. 67-Tommy Slanker[6]; 6. 121-Larry Neiderer[3]; 7. (DNF) 21Z-Cam Zeigler[8]; 8. (DNF) U10-Sam Gallagher[2]. No time.


FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings[8]; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher[1]; 3. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer[6]; 4. 19G-Todd Gracey[4]; 5. 4-Dwight Leppo[12]; 6. 77-David Holbrook[5]; 7. 74-T. J. DeHaven[7]; 8. 99-Joe Trone Jr[10]; 9. 19-Landon Myers[13]; 10. 28-Austin Kirby[3]; 11. 22T-Dave Thrush[17]; 12. 51-Austen Treuchet[16]; 13. 10T-Brody Treaster[9]; 14. 77K-Steven Kisamore[19]; 15. 8-Kenny Kuhn[14]; 16. 3-Chris Priar[11]; 17. (DNF) 41B-Shawn Weaver[2]; 18. (DNF) 19L-Adam Lyman[15]; 19. (DNF) 27-Jacob Galloway[18]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Cody Fletcher (1-23), Steve Owings (24-25)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer[4]; 2. 28-Austin Kirby[1]; 3. 74-T. J. DeHaven[2]; 4. 4-Dwight Leppo[3]; 5. 19-Landon Myers[6]; 6. 51-Austen Treuchet[5]; 7. 77K-Steven Kisamore[7]. Time – 2:27.87

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 77-David Holbrook[1]; 2. 41B-Shawn Weaver[2]; 3. 35-Steve Owings[5]; 4. 99-Joe Trone Jr[4]; 5. 8-Kenny Kuhn[3]; 6. 22T-Dave Thrush[6]. Time – 2:23.32

358 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 19G-Todd Gracey[1]; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher[3]; 3. 10T-Brody Treaster[2]; 4. 3-Chris Priar[5]; 5. 19L-Adam Lyman[4]; 6. (DNF) 27-Jacob Galloway[6]. No time.


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 18-Chris Transeau[3]; 2. 3AU-Hayden Pascoe[5]; 3. 91-Justin Mitchell[8]; 4. 18H-Jeff Herbst[6]; 5. 8CR-Mason Chaney[12]; 6. 20-Rocky Magaro[4]; 7. 69X-Justice Forbes[11]; 8. 2-Scott Smith[9]; 9. 83-Jason Gastley[14]; 10. 27-Greg Burd[18]; 11. 8-Robert Shaw[17]; 12. 79-Ed Trump[23]; 13. (DNF) 5-Scott Houdeshell[2]; 14. (DNF) 9-Rick Hartwig[13]; 15. (DNF) 58Z-Zachary Settle[16]; 16. (DNF) 8X-Austin Bellemore[7]; 17. (DNF) 53-Bill Diehl[1]; 18. (DNF) 519-Tim O Sheehan[10]; 19. (DNF) 7MD-Nathan Renfro[19]; 20. (DNF) 51-Travis Mc Clelland[15]; 21. (DNF) 95-Alex Schmidel[22]; 22. (DNF) 99-Wayne Welsh[20]; 23. (DNF) 82-Bryan Hayberger[24]; 24. (DNF) 25-Cody Madison[21]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Bill Diehl (1-15), Chris Transeau (16-20)

Legend Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/7 Qualify) – 1. 18-Chris Transeau[1]; 2. 20-Rocky Magaro[5]; 3. 8X-Austin Bellemore[4]; 4. 519-Tim O Sheehan[3]; 5. 9-Rick Hartwig[7]; 6. 58Z-Zachary Settle[8]; 7. 7MD-Nathan Renfro[9]; 8. 82-Bryan Hayberger[6]; 9. 18S-Jorje Anna Sweger[2]. Time – 2:46.84

Legend Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/7 Qualify) – 1. 5-Scott Houdeshell[2]; 2. 3AU-Hayden Pascoe[4]; 3. 91-Justin Mitchell[6]; 4. 69X-Justice Forbes[7]; 5. 83-Jason Gastley[9]; 6. 8-Robert Shaw[1]; 7. 99-Wayne Welsh[8]; 8. 79-Ed Trump[5]; 9. 34-Dan Harrison[3]. Time 2:36.35

Legend Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 53-Bill Diehl[1]; 2. 18H-Jeff Herbst[3]; 3. 2-Scott Smith[5]; 4. 8CR-Mason Chaney[8]; 5. 51-Travis Mc Clelland[2]; 6. 27-Greg Burd[7]; 7. 25-Cody Madison[4]; 8. 30-Alex Robinson[6]; 9. 95-Alex Schmidel[9]. Time – 2:34.06 (New 8-lap track record)

Legend Consolation Finish (8 Laps/3 Qualify) – 1. 95-Alex Schmidel[6]; 2. 79-Ed Trump[2]; 3. 82-Bryan Hayberger[1]; 4. 34-Dan Harrison[5]; 5. 30-Alex Robinson[3]; 6. 18S-Jorje Anna Sweger[4]. No time.


FEATURE (15 Laps) – 1. 38-Jason Chronister[4]; 2. 2X-Shannon Weaver[5]; 3. 47-Travis Brown[3]; 4. 16-Julio Perez[2]; 5. 30-Justin Wagaman[12]; 6. 19R-Roy Denike[8]; 7. 6-Matt Worley[10]; 8. 88-Justin Oberlin[11]; 9. 69-Robbie Carroll[1]; 10. 64-Charles Millender[7]; 11. 77-Justin Mong[9]; 12. 86-Tom Spangler[16]; 13. 81-Matt Chronister[19]; 14. 15-Chris Anderson[15]; 15. 25-Zachary Baldwin[13]; 16. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr[20]; 17. 8-Roger Rhodes III[14]; 18. (DNF) 47X-Jim Jacobs[18]; 19. (DNF) 32-Jeff Foster[23]; 20. (DNF) 11B-Joseph LaClaire[17]; 21. (DNF) 46-Joshua Spangler[21]; 22. (DNF) 99-Cody Klinedinst[22]; (DNS) 22-Chad Martin. Time – 5:08.84

Lap Leaders: Robbie Carroll (1), Jason Chronister (2-15)

 Limited Stocks Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 2X-Shannon Weaver[3]; 2. 16-Julio Perez[6]; 3. 22-Chad Martin[8]; 4. 77-Justin Mong[7]; 5. 25-Zachary Baldwin[4]; 6. (DNF) 86-Tom Spangler[5]; 7. (DNF) 81-Matt Chronister[2]; (DNS) 32-Jeff Foster. No time.

Limited Stocks Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 38-Jason Chronister[4]; 2. 69-Robbie Carroll[5]; 3. 64-Charles Millender[1]; 4. 6-Matt Worley[3]; 5. 8-Roger Rhodes III[6]; 6. 11B-Joseph LaClaire[8]; 7. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr[7]; 8. (DNF) 99-Cody Klinedinst[2]. Time – 2:02.93

Limited Stocks Heat 3 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 47-Travis Brown[2]; 2. 30-Justin Wagaman[5]; 3. 19R-Roy Denike[1]; 4. 88-Justin Oberlin[7]; 5. 15-Chris Anderson[4]; 6. 47X-Jim Jacobs[6]; 7. 46-Joshua Spangler[3]. Time – 2:04.59

Thursday, May 18, 2017

David Gravel Dominates at Lincoln for Gettysburg Clash Win

David Gravel celebrates his 1st career WOO feature win at Lincoln Speedway.
Photo courtesy of Tony De Seta

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – May 17, 2017 – David Gravel dominated the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday night, leading all 35 laps of the Feature at the historic 3/8-mile track to take the checkered flag 6.501 seconds ahead of runner-up finisher Daryn Pittman.

The Feature win completed a perfect night for Gravel. The Watertown, CT driver was quickest in Flight A Time Trials before winning his Heat and the Craftsman Club Dash to earn the pole and eventually the Feature triumph that lifted the Outlaws over the Pennsylvania Posse in the first rivalry race of the season. It was both Gravel’s first career win at Lincoln and his sixth of the season with the Outlaws.

“It’s definitely huge,” Gravel said following his win. “World of Outlaws guys do not win many Outlaw shows in PA, so to win here is great, at a track that I haven’t really been good at in the past. To do that is awesome, to get our sixth win is awesome.”

“You never know when your next win will be and it’s been a couple weeks, so it’s good to get another one and keep clicking them off. Hopefully this momentum carries on to Williams Grove.”

Gravel used his pole starting position to jump out to an early lead over second-starting Pittman until the only caution of the race came on lap two when Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville, PA spun and stopped at the bottom of turn two.

Gravel enjoyed an open track for eight laps following the restart, but worked his way into lapped traffic on lap 10. The often side-by-side racing around the track created a number of challenges for the leaders as they worked through the field.

“It was real difficult just because I didn’t know what kind of lead I had,” Gravel said. “I got through the first couple lapped cars really well, but after that I didn’t know if guys were catching me or not. It was really tough to judge. I didn’t know I had a huge lead. It was just one of those things where I had to keep pushing forward and keep getting lapped cars behind me.”

Behind Gravel, it was local favorite Danny Dietrich of nearby Gettysburg, PA who worked his way past Brad Sweet and then Pittman to take second on lap 17. Dietrich was unable to gain any ground on Gravel to challenge for the lead while he battled the traffic.

“I got to second and couldn’t get any help at all from lapped cars,” Dietrich said. “It’s unfortunate because I thought we were fast enough to run with Gravel, but never got the opportunity.”

Dietrich held second until the final lap, when he made a daring move in turns one and two to move past a lapped car. The move cost him as he drifted up the track, allowing Pittman to capitalize and re-take the second spot.

“I was just trying to make something happen,” Dietrich said of his last lap move. “I felt like if I couldn’t get by the lapped cars, I was going to get passed anyways. I should have just probably settled in, but that’s hard to do when you’re running second for a World of Outlaws win.”

“Lapped traffic was hairy,” echoed Pittman. “I don’t know that they were really doing anything wrong, but they were just racing hard side-by-side and using up the whole track. Dietrich kind of got held up behind one of them and gave me a run to get back by him.”

Pittman was satisfied to earn a second-place finish after the last lap pass, especially against a field of 43 cars at a difficult track.

“We had a really solid car and a solid night,” Pittman said. “I’m not disappointed at all, but we were all racing for second. David was in a league of his own.”

Donny Schatz raced from the 15th starting position to finish fourth while KSE Hard Charger Brian Montieth advanced 15 positions to round out the top-five after starting 20th. Kevin Gobrecht rookie-of-the-year contender Sheldon Haudenschild was in the middle of a top-five battle when he did a complete 360 in turn two on lap 22 and the race continued without incident. The miscue cost Haudenschild four positions as he fell to eighth.

While Gravel started the night by setting quick time in Flight A qualifying with a time of 13.434 seconds, Dietrich was fastest in Flight B and overall at 13.328 seconds.

Gravel and Pittman won the first two heat races for the Outlaws before Dietrich and Rahmer answered for the Posse with wins in heats three and four, respectively. Gravel’s dash win was sandwiched between a C-Main victory for Binghamton, NY driver Coleman Gulick and Lucas Wolfe’s win in the Last Chance Showdown.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series remains in Central Pennsylvania entering the weekend for the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway on May 19 and 20. It’s the first of five races at the Mechanicsburg, PA track this season. Fans who can’t make it to the track can watch LIVE on DIRTvision.

Lincoln Speedway Notebook

Feature (35 Laps) - 1. 1. 5-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2][$5,500]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [4][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [15][$2,800]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [20][$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [11][$2,300]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,200]; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [10][$2,100]; 9. 1-Dale Blaney [6][$2,050]; 10. 27-Greg Hodnett [14][$2,000]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [8][$1,500]; 12. 39-Cory Haas [16][$1,200]; 13. 17-Joey Saldana [5][$1,100]; 14. 87-Alan Krimes [18][$1,050]; 15. 4K-Kasey Kahne [12][$1,000]; 16. 24-Lucas Wolfe [21][$900]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$800]; 18. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3][$800]; 19. 16-Gerard McIntyre [17][$800]; 20. 2-Shane Stewart [22][$800]; 21. 49X-Tim Shaffer [13][$800]; 22. 4-Paul McMahan [25][$]; 23. 8-Billy Dietrich [23][$800]; 24. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$800]; 25. 19-Brent Marks [24][$800]; 26. 59-Jim Siegel [26].

KSE Hard Charger Award: 21-Brian Montieth [+15]

Qualifying Flight-A - 1. 5-David Gravel, 13.434; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.451; 3. 1-Dale Blaney, 13.459; 4. 17-Joey Saldana, 13.492; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 13.493; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.525; 7. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.552; 8. 44-Trey Starks, 13.562; 9. 16-Gerard McIntyre, 13.574; 10. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.593; 11. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.636; 12. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.639; 13. 16C-Matt Campbell, 13.681; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.701; 15. 25-Aaron Ott, 13.729; 16. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.751; 17. 14-Coleman Gulick, 13.765; 18. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.769; 19. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.782; 20. 4-Paul McMahan, 13.839; 21. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.885; 22. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.985

Qualifying Flight-B - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.328; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.371; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.491; 4. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.516; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.52; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.62; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.655; 8. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 13.669; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.753; 10. 39-Cory Haas, 13.769; 11. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.808; 12. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.822; 13. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.824; 14. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.837; 15. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.84; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 13.858; 17. 1X-Tim Wagaman, 13.984; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.994; 19. 5R-Tyler Ross, 14.109; 20. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 14.144; 21. 12-Mike Bittinger, 14.323

Heat #1 – Flight A (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [10]; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 6. 14-Coleman Gulick [9]; 7. 59-Jim Siegel [6]; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter [11]; 9. 16C-Matt Campbell [7]; 10. 24-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 11. 25-Aaron Ott [8].

Heat #2 – Flight A (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 17-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [9]; 8. 4-Paul McMahan [10]; 9. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp [11]; 11. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8].

Heat #3 – Flight B (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 5. 87-Alan Krimes [7]; 6. 1X-Tim Wagaman [9]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody [6]; 9. 5R-Tyler Ross [10]; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri [8]; 11. 12-Mike Bittinger [11].

Heat #4 – Flight B (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 3. 4K-Kasey Kahne [4]; 4. 39-Cory Haas [5]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [7]; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich [3]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [8]; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer [6]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 5. 17-Joey Saldana [7]; 6. 1-Dale Blaney [5]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8].

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1][-]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3][-]; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich [2][-]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [12][-]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [5][$300]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4][$250]; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody [6][$225]; 8. 16C-Matt Campbell [9][$200]; 9. 59-Jim Siegel [7][$200]; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri [10][$200]; 11. 1X-Tim Wagaman [14][$200]; 12. 88-Brandon Rahmer [8][$200]; 13. 14-Coleman Gulick [13][$200]; 14. 55K-Robbie Kendall [11][$200]

C-Feature (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer - 1. 14-Coleman Gulick [1][-]; 2. 1X-Tim Wagaman [2][-]; 3. 4-Paul McMahan [5][$150]; 4. 5R-Tyler Ross [6][$150]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8][$150]; 6. 13-Clyde Knipp [9][$125]; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter [7][$125]; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [3][$125]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [4][$125]; 10. 12-Mike Bittinger [10][$125]; 11. 25-Aaron Ott [11][$125]

Sunday, May 14, 2017


Rick Singleton Survives For Late Model Win

Shoop gets first in econos and Grube gets first in 305s

Port Royal – Former track champion Mark Smith of Sunbury wired the field for the 25-lap 410 sprint car win at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, taking $3,200 for the 33rd win of his career at the track.

The win marked the end of an eight-year absence for Smith from 410-sprint victory lane at the oval.

Rick Singleton of Huntingdon took the win in the 22-lap super late model main after being the benefactor of the leader’s misfortune twice in the event.

In the econo late model main it was Andrew Shoop scoring his first ever win in the division while Dave Grube took his first career win in 305-sprint action at the track.

Smith’s run to the win in the 410-sprint main saw him enter lapped traffic on the eighth lap with Steve Buckwalter in tow from the fourth starting spot.

Eighth starter Dave Blaney blasted into fourth on the first circuit but would get no higher in the running order, instead slipping backward as the race continued.

Smith worked with the lead as sixth starter Rick Lafferty eventually came to third with 17th starter Greg Hodnett on his heels.

Buckwalter was able to challenge Smith for the lead during the mid-stages but Smith was strong enough to stay out front, choosing his lines through traffic carefully to preserve control.

The race nearly went non-stop until a lone yellow flag unfurled for a stopped Chad Trout as the field was headed to the checkers on the final lap.

The final lap restart proved uneventful with Smith ending up taking the win by .864 seconds over Buckwalter with Lafferty third followed by Hodnett and Tyler Bear.

Bear gave up third to both Lafferty and then Hodnett with four laps to go.

Sixth through 10th went to Aaron Ott, Dave Blaney, Mike Wagner, Logan Wagner and Brock Zearfoss.

Heats went to Smith, Bear and Buckwalter.

The super late model main was a harrowing affair with no less than seven caution flags and three leaders, two of which fell out of the top spot.

When the race began, polesitter Matt Parks got crossed up in front of the field in the first turn, nearly collecting Tim Smith Jr. while third starter Andy Haus blasted by on the inside lane to take command.

Haus was running away with the lead on the fourth tour when he slammed into the outside first turn wall to bring out the first of the numerous cautions.

This handed fifth starter Rick Singleton the lead with Tim Smith Jr. restarting second and Smith challenged Singleton for the lead when action resumed.

Meanwhile, after starting 16th in the field, Chad Hollenbeck was working the pack and was scored sixth on a lap six restart and ensuing restarts worked in his favor to make sweeping outside passes in order to blast to the front.

On the 11th tour, Hollenbeck worked the outside lane beautifully to make a two-car pass of both Smith and Singleton to take the lead and never look back.

Hollenbeck withstood restarts just after completing the 11th lap and again on lap 15 with no issues but then when another yellow flag appeared for a stopped Mike Lupfer with four laps to go, Hollenbeck withdrew from the event, again handing Singleton control of the event.

And this time Singleton would not again relinquish control even with a final restart on lap 19 and a final lap challenge by Smith.

Singleton took third win of his career at the track by .117 seconds ahead of Smith, followed by Matt Parks, Austin Berry and Dylan Yoder.

Sixth through 10th went to Jim Yoder, Rance Garlock, Tim Wilson, Nick Dickson and Bryan Bernheisel.

Heats went to Parks, Jeff Rine and Wilson.

Rine set a new one-lap and eight-lap track record in the second heat race, setting a new single lap mark of 17.470 seconds and a new eight-lap mark of 2:22.094.

Andrew Shoop took the lead from JR Toner on a lap six restart to speed to his first career checkers in the division at the track.

Eric Irvin drove into second for the finish followed by Tim Fedder, Todd Snook and Toner.

Sixth through 10th went to Harold Ranck, Derrick Garman, Curt Dunn, Garrett Gray and Tim Krape.

Heats went to Fedder and Krape.

Fedder set new one-lap and eight-lap records in his heat race, establishing the single lap mark at 19.718 seconds and the eight-lap record at 2.39:710.

Drew Ritchey led the first lap of the 305-sprint main before Jeff Miller took over.

However Miller’s night would end abruptly three laps shy of the finish when he slammed the outside second turn wall after opening up a huge lead in what was a foggy feature event.

Miller’s calamity with the wall handed the lead to Grube who went on to win over Tyler Reeser, Ritchey, Ron Aurand and Cale Reigle.

Heats went to Stephanie Dodson and Aurand.

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Feature Finishes


410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Mark Smith, 2. Steve Buckwalter, 3. Rick Lafferty, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Tyler Bear, 6. Aaron Ott, 7. Dave Blaney, 8. Mike Wagner, 9.Logan Wagner, 10. Brock Zearfoss, 11. Cale Grubb, 12. TJ Stutts, 13. Dylan Cisney, 14. Trenton Sheaffer, 15. Kevin Nouse, 16. Davey Sammons, 17. Jason Shultz, 18. Lucas Wolfe, 19. Kody Lehman, 20. Doug Esh, 21. Curt Stroup, 22. Chad Trout, 23. Kyle Reinhardt, 24. Joey Hershey

Super late models, 22 laps: 1. Rick Singleton, 2. Tim Smith Jr., 3. Matt Parks, 4. Austin Berry, 5. Dylan Yoder, 6. Jim Yoder, 7. Rance Garlock, 8. Tim Wilson, 9. Nick Dickson, 10. Bryan Bernheisel, 11. Hayes Mattern, 12. Chris Casner, 13. Scott Flickinger, 14. Chad Myers, 15. Andrew Yoder, 16. Dave Brouse Jr., 17. Chad Hollenbeck, 18. Mike Lupfer, 19. Kyle Lee, 20. Jeff Rine, 21. Trent Brenneman, 22. Tim Gray, 23. Devin Friese, 24. Dan Green, 25. Andy Haus

DNS: Gary Stuhler

355 econo late models, 18 laps: 1. Andrew Shoop, 2. Eric Irvin, 3. Tim Fedder, 4. Todd Snook, 5. JR Toner, 6. Harold Ranck, 7. Derrick Garman, 8. Curt Dunn, 9. Garrett Gray, 10. Tim Krape, 11. Jason Davis, 12. David Michael, 13. Devin Hart, 14. Dave Berry, 15. Shaun Miller, 16. Jared Fulkroad, 17. Ken Beck

DNS: Tom Krape, Charles Bryner, Ryan Walls

305 sprints, 18 laps: 1. Dave Grube, 2. Tyler Reeser, 3. Drew Ritchey, 4. Ron Aurand, 5. Cale Regle, 6. Dylan Shatzer, 7. Zach Newlin, 8. Kyle Ganoe, 9. Mark Watkins, 10. Austin Bishop, 11. Stephanie Dodson, 12. Kassidy Kreitz, 13. Josh Dressler, 14. Jeff Miller, 15. Jaremi Hanson, 16. Dave Graber, 17. Fred Arnold

DNS: Andrew Hake, Kurt Knepper