Monday, October 17, 2016

Central PA Racing Scene 2016 Awards Winners

Well the 2016 racing season is almost over and the past 2 weeks you the fans have cast your votes for who you think were the best drivers in Central PA. Well your votes have been counted as have the voted from the 6 racing insiders who helped pick the winners in each category. After all the votes were counted here are the winners of the Central PA Racing Scene 2016 Awards.

2016 410 driver of the year - Lance Dewease

2016 358 Driver of the Year - Doug Hammaker

2016 360 Driver of the Year - Mark Smith

2016 Super Sportsman Driver of the Year - Russ Mitten

2016 Most Improved 410 Driver - Brock Zearfoss

2016 Most Improved 358 Driver - Brie Hershey

2016 Best Appearing Sprint Car - Randy Baughman

2016 Track of the Year in Central PA - Port Royal Speedway

I will be handing out the awards to Lance Dewease, Doug Hammaker, Brock Zearfoss, Brie Hershey, Randy Baughman and Port Royal Speedway on November 5th at Susquehanna Speedway. Thank you to all the fans who cast your vote and to the 6 insiders who cast their vote for these incredible drivers.

FRANKIE HERR’S THIRD WIN COMES IN FALL CLASSIC Randy Christine, Jr. Tyler Reeser, Mike Potts, Davey Nestor and Justin Cardasso Visit Victory Lane

It was all Frankie Herr in Saturday night’s Hess Ornamental Iron Fall Classic King of the Hill at Susquehanna Speedway.

Herr’s flag to flag win came in the final appearance of the season by the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman and was the Carlisle, PA’s drivers third win of the season driving the Devine Racing owned mount.

Herr started on the pole of the 40-lap Fall Classic and dominated the event, leading all 40 non stop laps. The race was slowed two times on the initial green flag.

Fourth starter Kenny Edkin finished in the runner-up spot followed by 2016 Susquehanna track champion Russ Mitten, who started eighth. Fourth went to Rich Eichelberger with Timmie Barrick fifth ahead of Scott Dellinger, Doug Dodson, Rick Barr, Steve Fannasy and Gregg Foster.

Nate Young paced the 23-car field in time trials with a lap of 16.752 seconds with heats going to Mitten, Dellinger and Edkin.

Randy Christine, Jr. put an exclamation on his great 2016 racing season with his fourth 25-lap 358 Late Model win of the season after clinching the 2016 track championship.

Christine started 10th on the grid and made his way to the front by lap 11, taking the lead from Daulton Bigler and drove away from the field to score the win over Shaun Jones, Chase Billet, 22nd starter  Brian Shuey and Sammy Rial.

Sixth through 10th were Jake Jones, Randy Stoudt, George Dixon, Jr., Matt Murphy and Charles Potts.

Jake Jones and Chase Billet were heat race winners for the 22-car field.

Tyler Reeser continued his domination in IMCA PASS 305 Sprint car action, racing to his fourth win of the season after leading the final six laps.

Drew Ritchey finished second after leading through 18 with John Barnett coming home third after starting 12th ahead of Kyle Ganoe and Dave Grube.

Colby Dice, Barnett and Reeser won heats for the 21 Sprints.

Street Stock track champion Mike Potts turned in a great performance after winning the consolation, starting 19th in the field and driving through the field to post his third win in the 20-lap Street Stock feature.

Potts raced by leader Paul Morgan on the 19th lap and picked up the win over Eddie Richards, Morgan, Bob Scott, Jr. and 16th starter Craig Morgan.

Kevin Sigler, Jasen Geesaman and Greg Diehl won heats for the 29 Street stocks with Potts taking the consolation win.

Davey Nestor led all 20 laps to become the seventh different winner in Xtreme Stock action. Nestor’s first win came over 2016 track champion Alex Updegraff, Kirby Sites, Jerry Blauch and Dan Snyder.

Justin Cardasso captured his first win of the year in the 15-lap Road Warrior feature. He became the eighth different winner of the season and scored the win over Daryl Sipe, Justin Oberlin, Robert Wellman and Terry Hartlaub.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action on Saturday, October 22 with the 12th annual Millers Racing Parts Nationals presented by Insinger Fuels. On the racing card will be the Xtreme Stocks, Street Stocks, Road Warriors, MiniVans, Penmar Vintage Cars and 600 Micro Sprints.  Pits open at 2PM, Grandstands at 3PM with Racing at 5PM.

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1. Frankie Herr, 2. Kenny Edkin, 3. Russ Mitten, 4. Rich Eichelberger, 5. Timmie Barrick, 6. Scott Dellinger, 7. Doug Dodson, 8. Rick Barr, 9. Steve Fannasy, 10. Gregg Foster, 11. Nate Young,. 12. Devin Beidel, 13. Mike Enders, 14. Tim Wyckoff, 15. Kevin Gutshall, 16. Paul Miller, 17. John Stoll, Jr., 18. Scott Grace, 19. Garrett Williamson, 20. Austin Lorah, 21. Jay Fannasy, 22. Troy Hockenberry.
Disqualifed: Davey Walsh.

STREET STOCKS (20 LAPS)-1. Mike Potts, 2. Eddie Richards, 3. Paul Morgan, 4. Bob Scott, Jr., 5. Craig Morgan, 6. Josh Bloom, 7. Scott Thunberg, 8. Kevin Sigler, 9. Dalton Frye, 10. Jim Palm, 11. Chris Derr, 12. Walt Lemmon, 13. Leroy Long, 14. Sean Todd, 15. Joey Hoffer, 16. Doug Barber, 17. Greg Diehl, 18. Travis Beck, 19. Chad Stine, 20. Ryan Smith, 21. Jasen Geesaman, 22. Eric Tripp, 23. Kyle Saylor.

358 LATE MODELS (25 LAPS)-1. Randy Christine, Jr., 2. Shaun Jones, 3. Chase Billet, 4. Brian Shuey, 5. Sammy Rial, 6. Jake Jones, 7. Randy Stoudt, 8. George Dixon, Jr., 9. Matt Murphy, 10. Charles Potts, 11. Matt Nailor, 12. Kyle Moser, 13. Dave Hertz, 14. Daulton Bigler, 15. Jake Moser, 16. Travis Mease, 17. Eric Holtol, 18. Steve Billet, 19. DJ Macri, 20. DJ Groft, 21. John Moser

ROAD WARRIORS (15 LAPS)-. 1 Justin Cardasso, 2. Daryl Sipe, 3. Justin Oberlin, 4. Robert Wellman, 5. Terry Hartlaub, 6. Lee Redman, 7. Travis Brown, 8. Tim Raup, 9. Tim Campbell, 10. Brandon Hedstrom, 11. Mike Hedstrom, 12. Jim Jacobs, 13. Justin Wagaman, 14. Dennis Dorosz, 15. Sam Barge, 16. Zach Rock, 17 . Kayla Robinson, 18. Robbie Carroll, 19. Julio Perez, 20. Garrett Watkins, 21. Thomas Thompson, 22. Ken Boose, 23. Zach Baldwin.

XTREME STOCKS (20 LAPS)-1. Davey Nestor, 2. Alex Updegraff, 3. Kirby Sites, 4. Terry Blauch, 5. Dan Snyder, 6. Howard Williams, 7. Ronnie Buck, 8. Michael Smith, 9. John Frye, 10. Donnie Broderick, 11. Mallory Duvall, 12. Jeff Waltz, 13. Kyle Emig, 14. Brian Rehbein, 15. Tonya Lance, 16. Johhny Palm.

IMCA/PASS 305 SPRINTS (25 LAPS)-1. Tyler Reeser, 2. Drew Ritchey, 3. John Barnett, 4. Kyle Ganoe, 5. Dave Grube, 6. Billy Ney, 7. Jeremi Hanson, 8. Colby Dice, 9. Greg Dobrosky, 10. Donnie Hendershot, 11. Ian Clemens, 12. Andrew Hake, 13. Jay Krout, 14. Dylan Shatzer, 15. Terry Schaeffer, 16. Randy Kaylor, 17. Zach Newlin, 18. Kirsten Hess, 19. Dustin Burke

Sunday, October 16, 2016


Hanover driver gets second tour win of year in front of home state fans

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Hanover’s Logan Schuchart scored a convincing win in Saturday night’s 30-lap World of Outlaws sprint car feature at Port Royal Speedway, taking $10,000 for the victory in front of his home state fans.

The victory was Schuchart’s second career checkers at the Port Royal oval and it was also his second of the season with the World of Outlaws sprint car circuit after recording his first-ever with the group earlier this year in the Midwest.

The 25-lap xtreme stock main was taken by Curtis Lawton who scored $1,000 for the checkers.

A stellar 46-car field of World of Outlaws sprint cars signed in for action with Lucas Wolfe setting the overall fast time in time trials with a lap of 15.258 while Schuchart was second quick.

Wolfe started on the pole of the sprint car feature flanked by Schuchart with Donny Schatz and Greg Hodnett in row two.

Wolfe bolted into control when action began but only two laps could be completed before the first caution flag of the race appeared for a spun Brock Zearfoss in the third turn.

Wolfe chose the inside for the double file restart and Schuchart blasted in front of Wolfe for the lead when the field took the green off of the fourth corner.

The restart also allowed Schatz to get by Hodnett for third.

Schuchart entered the rear of the field on the eighth lap and by lap 10 he had built up a 2.177 second lead over Wolfe.

TJ Stutts spun in the second turn with 11 laps down, setting up another restart with Schuchart choosing the inside lane for the new green.

And this time Hodnett one-upped Schatz for third, taking the spot away while Schuchart drove away from Wolfe and 10th starter starter Brian Brown got by Daryn Pittman for fifth.

At the halfway point Schuchart again had a healthy lead, this time 2.372 seconds.

In firm control, Schuchart again hit the backmarkers with 10 laps to go, finding Brown relegating Schatz to fifth as the Missouri driver impressed the fans on his first ever visit to the track.

With six laps to go Schuchart was hiding from the field out front as Hodnett rolled to the bottom side and began making time on Wolfe.

Simultaneously, 12th starter Lance Dewease was knifing through the field, up to seventh during his assault on the field.

Both Hodnett and Schatz surged during the final laps, with Hodnett motoring by Wolfe into second with Schatz following suit for third.

Dewease meanwhile tracked down and drove by David Gravel and Brown in the final laps to be alongside Wolfe for fourth on the final lap as the pair raced down the backchute.

Aboard a mount owned by his famous grandfather Bobby Allen, Logan Schuchart took the win by 4.705 seconds at the finish over Hodnett, Schatz, Wolfe and Dewease.

Sixth through 10th went to Brown, Gravel, Pittman, Brad Sweet and Joey Saldana.

Heats went to Schuchart, Schatz, Wolfe and Pittman with the C Main going to Zearfoss and Jacob Allen scoring the B Main.

Wolfe won the six-lap dash, setting a new track record with a time of 1:30.002.

Brian Walls started on the pole of the xtreme stock main and led the first 18 laps before sixth starter Curtis Lawton muscled into control.

Reigning track champion Pete Leister pressured Walls for control after starting eighth but instead, Lawton surged during the second half of the race to use a fast outside lane to get control, passing both leaders at once with six laps to go for the win.

Walls was second followed by Leister, Alex Boozel and Deron Henry.

Heats went to Mike Goodwin and Lawton

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Sprint car feature, 30 laps: 1. Logan Schuchart, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Lucas Wolfe, 5. Lance Dewease, 6. Brian Brown, 7. David Gravel, 8. Daryn Pittman, 9. Brad Sweet, 10. Joey Saldana, 11. Stevie Smith, 12. Brent Marks, 13. Shane Stewart, 14. Kerry Madsen, 15. Danny Holtgraver, 16. Dale Blaney, 17. Jason Johnson, 18. Dylan Cisney, 19. Paul McMahan, 20. Jason Sides, 21. TJ Stutts, 22. Jacob Allen, 23. Steve Buckwalter, 24. Bill Balog, 25. Brock Zearfoss

DNQ: Curt Stroup, Craig Dollansky, Kody Lehman, RJ Johnson, Dustin Baney, Joey Hershey, Danny Dietrich, Paige Polyak, Tim Shaffer, Aaron Ott, Doug Esh, Ryan Smith, Logan Wagner, Davey Sammons, Mike Wagner, Greg Wilson, Clyde Knipp, Trenton Scheaffer, Dave Blaney, Ryan Taylor, Mark Smith

Xtreme stocks, 25 laps: 1. Curtis Lawton, 2. Brian Walls, 3. Pete Leister, 4. Alex Boozel, 5. Deron Henry, 6. Mike Goodwin, 7. Tyler Amtower, 8. Charlie Bryner, 9. Walt Peters, 10. Ryan Zook, 11. Jason Zook, 12. Kevin Imes, 13. Zack Myers, 14. Will Brunson, 15. Brian Strawser, 16. Corbe Smith, 17. Jeremy Stremmel, 18. Eugene Miller, 19. Bill Powell


MECHANICSBURG, PA – Danny Dietrich grabbed the lead from Joey Saldana with two laps to go and would go on to win the 54th Annual Williams Grove National Open Friday night.
Dietrich, of Gettysburg, earned $25,000 in the car owned by Gary Kauffman.  It was his first career National Open win.

“This is incredible,” said Dietrich. “That might have been one of the toughest races I’ve run. They were setting one heck of a pace. I kept working the bottom off of four and I thought if we got to traffic, I’d be alright and sure enough we got to it. These are the toughest guys to race against and to be able to win against these guys and race that hard- it was no easy win.”

Saldana started on the pole and grabbed the early race lead over Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz. David Gravel and Dietrich, who started sixth, swapped the fourth spot.

Saldana reached lapped traffic with six laps completed on a very fast racing surface. Saldana struggled to lap some cars allowing Sweet and Schatz to close. Saldana would finally lap Danny Holtgraver leaving the battle for second.

Sweet would close again and grab the lead off turn two with 14 laps completed. Sweet got held up by a lapped car entering turn one and Saldana blasted around the cushion to retake the lead. Schatz drove under Sweet off turn four to take second.

Saldana led by 1.180 seconds at the half-way point of the 40-lap National Open. Dietrich passed Gravel and then Sweet to move into third.

The first caution flag flew with 23 laps completed when Doug Esh stopped at the end of the backstretch. The field was then stopped to allow teams to refuel.

Saldana picked the inside lane on Schatz for the double-file restart Dietrich threw a big slider at Schatz in turn three to take the second spot. Schatz fought back, but Dietrich drove off the cushion in turn two to secure second.

Shane Stewart stopped on the frontstretch with 24 laps completed. Saldana and Dietrich now shared the front row for the restart. Saldana would keep Dietrich behind him following the restart as Schatz and Sweet raced hard for third.  Dave Blaney spun in turn two with 26 laps completed.

Dietrich went after Saldana in turn one on the restart and grabbed the lead. Saldana drove back under him to retake the lead as they race down the backstretch. Saldana took the cushion in turn three, but Dietrich drove to the bottom and had the lead coming off turn four, but the caution flew before they completed the lap.

A single-file restart ensued with Saldana leading Dietrich.
Saldana kept Dietrich about a second behind him until they reached lapped traffic. Dietrich tried to take the lead with seven laps to go, but couldn’t make the pass in turn four.
Saldana continued to lead, but Dietrich wasn’t done. Saldana checked up hard entering turn one behind Shane Stewart. Dietrich was there and nearly got into the back of Saldana in turn two.
Both drivers maintained their spots as they straightened out off turn two and raced down the backstretch. Saldana led with two laps to go, but Dietrich drove by him in turns one and two. Dietrich led into turn three and as they took the white flag.

“I lost that ground, but made it right back up,” said Dietrich. “I really thought without the lapped cars I’d be able to pull back to his bumper and it was going to have to be a big slide-job to get by him.”
Dietrich controlled the final lap to score the win by 1.127 over Saldana.

“If you would have told me on lap 10 that I’d be standing here, I would have laughed,” said Dietrich. “But, the track came to us a little bit and 40 laps is a long race. We were set-up for the last 20 and it played out in our favor.”

Saldana was forced to settle for a disappointing runner-up.
“He’s really good,” said Saldana. “These guys out here are very good and to be able to be on the frontstretch with them is a huge accomplishment. But, obviously, you want to win this race and I didn’t get it done. It sucks to be two laps short.”

Sweet, Schatz and Gravel completed the top five. Track champion Greg Hodnett, Daryn Pittman, Logan Schuchart, Lance Dewease and Jason Sides rounded out the top 10.

Tim Wagaman set overall fast time with a lap of 16.314 seconds. Schuchart was just a tick slower with a lap of 16.316 in the second flight of qualifying. A total of 48 cars were in the pits.

Blaney, Sweet, Gravel and Saldana won the eight-lap heat races. Saldana won the dash. Tim Shaffer won the C-main. T.J. Stutts won the B-main.

Champion Racing Oil National Open (40 laps): 1. Danny Dietrich. 2. Joey Saldana. 3. Brad Sweet. 4. Donny Schatz. 5. David Gravel. 6. Greg Hodnett. 7. Daryn Pittman. 8. Logan Schuchart. 9. Lance Dewease. 10. Jason Sides. 11. Dale Blaney. 12. Brian Brown. 13. Freddie Rahmer .14. Stevie Smith. 15. Doug Esh. 16. Jason Johnson. 17. Kerry Madsen. 18. Shane Stewart. 19. Lucas Wolfe. 20. Tim Wagaman. 21. T.J. Stutts. 22. Dave Blaney. 23. Brian Montieth. 24. Danny Holtgraver. 25. Paul McMahan. 26. Cory Haas.

B-main (12 laps – Top 4 to A): 1. T.J. Stutts. 2. Stevie Smith. 3. Doug Esh. 4. Jason Johnson. /5. Steve Buckwalter. 6. Cory Haas. 7. Brent Marks. 8. Brian Montieth. 9. Chase Dietz. 10. Mark Smith. 11. Jacob Allen. 12. Ryan Smith. 13. Bill Balog. 14. Paige Polyak. 15. Aaron Ott. 16. Tim Shaffer.

C-main (10 laps -Top 2 to B) 1. Shaffer 2. R.Smith / 3. Brock Zearfoss. 4. Logan Wagner. 5. Greg Wilson. 6. Chad Trout. 7. R.J. Johnson. 8. Clyde Knipp. 9. Troy Fraker. 10. Craig Dollansky. 11. Tim Glatfelter. 12. Nicole Bower.  DNS – Alan Krimes, Rodney Westhafer.

Monday, October 10, 2016


Brie Hershey only the third repeat winner of the year in 358’s; Fred Cullum stays undefeated in 2016 Lincoln All-American Outlaws

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 10/9/2016 – Brian Montieth took advantage of a front-row starting position to score the 53rd win of his Lincoln career in Sunday night’s Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Appreciation Race sponsored by Pancho’s Racing Products.

“Starting up front and leading helped us out,” said Montieth upon exiting the Jerry Parrish #21 in victory lane, “I’m sure Danny (Dietrich) was better than me, because I saw him come up on the board there pretty quick. I didn’t know what he was going to do. I was trying to use every block I could with the lapped cars. Tonight, it worked out to be the leader.”

Montieth grabbed the lead from polesitter Austin Hogue at the outset and led every lap. Dietrich, who started sixth, was already up to second by the end of the second lap, setting up the anticipated race-long battle between the two dominant racers at the Pigeon Hills oval in 2016.

The only break in action during the 25-lap event was a sixth-lap caution for Bill Jones, Jr., who came to a stop in turn one.

Dietrich chased Montieth the whole way, pulling alongside the leader several times over the second half of the race.

“I could hear him back there the whole time, and I was just basically trying to not mess up,” said Montieth, “The car drag-raced pretty good down the chute, but didn’t get through the corners well, at least to my liking. But we’re sitting here for the last race of the season, and I can’t say much more about these guys. The season’s long, and I’m glad to see it’s over.”

Montieth’s final margin of victory was a carlength, with Alan Krimes making a late-race pass over Lucas Wolfe to finish third. Wolfe and World of Outlaw invader Jacob Allen crossed fourth and fifth. Sixth through tenth were Brent Marks, Jim Siegel, Greg Hodnett, Logan Schuhart, and Hogue.

Heats for the 29 410 sprints on hand were won by Wolfe, Siegel, and Hogue, with Brandon Rahmer winning the consolation.

Lady driver Brie Hershey won a race-long battle with Brent Shearer and survived a last-lap shootout to score her second win of the year in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.

Like Montieth, Hershey started on the outside of the front row alongside Jake Eldreth. But unlike Montieth, she did not lead every lap. She momentarily lost the lead to Shearer, who was scored the leader in heavy lapped traffic on lap 10. But Hershey made the bottom groove work to perfection and got back around Shearer on lap 11.

She joined Doug Hammaker and Jeff Rohrbaugh as the only repeat winners in the 358 division this season.

Shearer settled for second, with 11th-starting Doug Hammaker, 2016 track champ Chandler Leiby, and 12th-starting Tyler Esh rounding out the top five. Sixth through tenth were Eldreth, Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., Ashley Cappetta, 19th-starting Kyle Denmyer, and Cody Fletcher.

Heats for the 28 358 sprints on hand were won by Dwight Leppo (who flipped on lap 19 of the feature), Shearer, and CJ Tracy, with Kyle Denmyer winning the consolation.

Fred Cullum won again in the All-American Outlaw feature, remaining undefeated at Lincoln in 2016. And he did it in dramatic fashion, catching race-long leader Bryan Green coming down to the checkered flag on the last lap.

For the second straight time, Green lost to Cullum on the final turns to the checkered.

Third through fifth were Justin Cullum, Randy Doty, and Danny Holmes.

Heats for the All American Outlaws were won by Green and Fred Cullum.

The All-American Outlaw feature ended the 2016 Lincoln racing season.

The Lincoln Speedway Awards Banquet will close out 2016 speedway activities on Saturday, November 19th (6 PM-12:30 AM).

Promoters Don Leiby and Alan Kreitzer have announced that opening day for the 2017 season will be Saturday, February 25th. Gates will open at noon with 410 sprint car racing to begin at 2:00 p.m.
To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at 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.

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Abbottstown, PA
Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($4,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen; 6. 19M-Brent Marks; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 27-Greg Hodnett; 9. 1S-Logan Schuhart; 10. 52-Austin Hogue; 11. 11C-Cory Haas; 12. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 13. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 14. 35-Steve Owings; 15. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 16. 5-Tyler Ross; 17. 5G-Chase Dietz; 18. 15-Adam Wilt; 19. 8-Billy Dietrich; 20. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 21. 39-Anthony Macri; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher; 23. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 24. 12J-Bill Jones, Jr. (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Brian Montieth (1-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 5-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 5-Chase Dietz; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 39-Anthony Macri; 9. 45-Kevin Nagy; 10. 35E-Tyler Esh. No Time

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 1S-Logan Schuhart; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 35-Steve Owings; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 9. 73B-Brett Michulski (DNF); 10. 91-David Quackenbush (DNF). No Time

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 52-Austin Hogue; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett; 3. 1a-Jacob Allen; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 5-Tyler Ross; 6. 12J-Bill Jones, Jr.; 7. 11c-Cory Haas (DNF); 8. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 9. 99m-Kyle Moody (DNF). No Time

410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 39-Anthony Macri; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 35-Tyler Esh; 8. 45-Kevin Nagy; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody; 10. 73-Brett Michulski; DNS – 91-David Quackenbush. No Time
Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints:
358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 97-Brie Hershey; 2. 12-Brent Shearer; 3. 66-Doug Hammaker; 4. 119-Chandler Leiby; 5. 35-Tyler Esh; 6. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 7. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 10. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 11. 28-Matt Findley; 12. 22T-Dave Thrush; 13. 23A-Chris Arnold; 14. 80M-Nyle Berkes; 15. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 16. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 17. 30-Jared Esh; 18. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 19. 13S-Jon Stewart; 20. 4-Dwight Leppo (DNF); 21. 21-CJ Tracy (DNF); 22. 67-Justin Whittall (DNF); 23. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 24. 41-Jeff Halligan (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Brie Hershey (1-9), Brent Shearer (10), Brie Hershey (11-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 4-Dwight Leppo; 2. 119-Chandler Leiby; 3. 41-Jeff Halligan; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 6. 19S-Steven Drevicki; 7. 3-Jeff Paulson; 8., 13s-Jon Stewart; 9. 30-Jared Esh (DNF); DNS: 51N-Nick Palmerino. No Time

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 12-Brent Shearer; 3. 35-Tyler Esh; 4. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 5. 67-Justin Whittall; 6. 19d-Wyatt Hinkle; 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 8. 41K-Clyde Knipp (DNF); DNS: 9-Dalton Dietrich. No Time

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 21-CJ Tracy; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 7-Trey Hivner; 5. 23a-Chris Arnold; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 80m-Nyle Berkes; 8. 22T-Dave Thrush; 9. 10T-Brody Treaster. Time: 2:29:69

358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 2. 80M-Nyle Berkes; 3. 30-Jared Esh; 4. 13S-Jon Stewart; 5. 22T-Dave Thrush; 6. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 7. 41K-Clyde Knipp; 8. 3-Jeff Paulson; 9. 10T-Brody Testor. (DNF). No Time

All American Outlaws:
All American Outlaw Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 39-Fred Cullum; 2. 99-Bryan Green; 3. 95-Justin Cullum; 4. 6-Randy Doty; 5. 23-Danny Holmes; 6. 100-Tim Fake; 7. 13-Gary Moreland, Sr.; 8. 66-David Egge; 9. 8-Jeff McCauley; 10. 55-Denny Gross; 11. 89-Joe Brown; 12. B28-Jim Minter; 13. 01-Daryl Winkler; 14. 53-Tony Jorda; 15. 9-Dylan Brown. No Time

Lap Leaders – Bryan Green (1-19), Fred Cullum (20)

All American Outlaw Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 99-Bryan Green; 2. 6-Randy Doty; 3. 95-Justin Cullum; 4. B28-Jim Minter; 5. 66-David Egge; 6. 23-Danny Holmes; 7. 55-Denny Gross; 8. 53-Tony Jorda. Time – 2:41.28

All American Outlaw Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 59-Fred Cullum; 2. 01-Randy Doty; 3. 13M-Gary Moreland, Sr.; 4. 100-Tim Fake; 5. 8-Jeff McCauley; 6. 89-Joe Brown; 7. 9-Dylan Brown. Time – 2:41.50

Greg Hodnett Wins Third Of Williams Grove Season Friday, B. Bernheisel Takes Lates

Mechanicsburg – Greg Hodnett won his third sprint car feature of the season at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, scoring $3,800 for the 25-lap victory that was the 66th of his career to date at the oval.

In the 15-lap super late model main, Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon scored a $2,000 win in a special “Run What Ya’ Brung” event.

Cory Haas started on the pole of the 410-sprint car main and led only the first two laps before Hodnett took over for what would be the win.

A volley of caution flags on laps three, four, seven and eight would hamper Hodnett’s pace at the front and repeatedly give Haas a second chance at the lead but Hodnett was up to the challenge each and every time.

Finally after the lap nine restart, the final circuits went non-stop with Hodnett amassing a 3.6 second lead by the halfway point while racing through traffic.

Invader Logan Schuchart was the show of the race after starting 24th in the field.

The World of Outlaws regular was already up to 12th on the fourth lap.

On the lap eight restart, Schuchart blasted to the outside of Tim Wagaman and Lance Dewease to take over eighth before further advancing his cause.

At the halfway point he was up to seventh and with 10 laps to go, he was sitting sixth.

And he would not stop there as he rallied into the top five, getting around Brian Montieth with seven laps to go.

But that would be the end of his advances as he then fell backward and off the pace during the final four laps.

In the end, Hodnett took the checkers 5.584 seconds ahead of closest pursuer Freddie Rahmer, who took the spot on the 12th lap.

Third went to Haas followed by Danny Dietrich and Brent Marks.

Sixth through 10th went to Lucas Wolfe, Brian Montieth, Lance Dewease, TJ Stutts and Rodney Westhafer.

Heats went to Montieth, Wolfe and Westhafer with Dan Shetler scoring the consolation race.

Bernheisel led all 15 laps of the super late model main with Coleby Frye racing in second for the majority of the event before withdrawing during the final few laps, handing second to Gene Knaub.

Tyler Horst, Frye, Sam Rial and Matt Murphy followed Bernheisel to the finish.

With what amounted to a sail mounted atop his late model machine, Bernheisel was turning laps in the 17-second bracket during the main event, which was within the same bracket as sprint car winner Hodnett during the sprint car main.

Frye also had the sail-like feature atop his mount.

Williams Grove Speedway closes the season next Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm with the running of the 54th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open, sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Series sprint cars.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at or by keeping up with the oval on Facebook or Twitter.

October 7, 2016
Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Freddie Rahmer, 3. Cory Haas, 4. Danny Dietrich, 5. Brent Marks, 6. Lucas Wolfe, 7. Brian Montieth, 8. Lance Dewease, 9. TJ Stutts, 10. Rodney Westhafer, 11. Dan Shetler, 12. Tyler Esh, 13. RJ Johnson, 14. Tyler Reeser, 15. Logan Schuchart, 16. Troy Fraker, 17. Tim Wagaman, 18. Daryl Stimeling, 19. Chase Dietz, 20. Jay Galloway, 21. Nicole Bower, 22. Jay Reichard, 23. Rick Lafferty, 24. Steve Owings

DNQ: George Streaker, Jacob Allen

Super late models, 15 laps: 1. Bryan Bernheisel, 2. Gene Knaub, 3. Tyler Horst, 4. Coleby Frye, 5. Sam Rial, 6. Matt Murphy

DNS: Shaun Jones

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Central PA Racing Scene Super Sportsman Driver of 2016.

 Scott Dellinger - 2 wins / 5 top 5's and 3 top 10's.
 Greg Foster - 2 wins / 5 top 5's.
 Russ Mitten - 5 wins / 5 top 5's and 3 top 10's.
 Scott Geesey - 2 wins/ 9 top 5's and 2 top 10's. 
Rich Eichelberger - 1 win / 5 top 5's and 3 top 10's. 
Frankie Herr - 3 wins / 3 top 5's and 1 top 10

Central PA Racing Scene 360 Driver of 2016 !!!!

 Greg Hodnett - 4 wins in 360 competition in very few starts in 2016. 5 heat wins in 2016.
 Josh Weller - 4 wins / 9 top 5's and 2 top 10's. 7 heat wins in 2016
 Davie Franek - 8 wins / 10 top 5's and 8 top 10's. 10 heat wins in 2016.
  Jason Barney - 3 wins / 11 top 5's and 5 top 5's. 5 heat wins in 2016.
Steve Poirier - 6 wins / 9 top 5's and 5 top 10's. 9 heat wins in 2016.
Mark Smith - 10 wins / 10 top 5's and 7 top 10's. 6 heat wins in 2016.

2016 Central PA Racing Scene Most Improved 358 Driver of 2016.

David Holbrook - 2 wins in 2016 as well as winning his 1st career 358 point championship at Trail Way Speedway.
 Troy Wagaman Jr. - Picked up his 1st career feature win at Lincoln Speedway in 2016. 
 Brie Hershey - 2 wins in the Nouse Signs and Graphics 358 Summer Series. 
 Kyle Denmyer - 7 top 5's and 1 top 10 in 2016. 
Kevin Nouse - Picked up 3 wins in 2016. Was winless in 2015. 

2016 Central PA Racing Scene 358 Driver of the Year !!!!

 Here are the drivers up for the Central PA Racing Scene  358 Driver of the Year for 2016
Doug Hammaker - 6 wins / 15 top 5's and 6 top 10's. 8 heat wins in 2016. The 2016 Capitol Renegade KING of the 358's Series and the 2016 Nouse Signs and Graphics 358 Summer Series Champion. 

 David Holbrook - 2 wins/ 7 top 5's and 7 top 10's. 2 heat wins in 2016. Trail Way Speedway Track Champion and 3rd in the Capitol Renegade KING of the 358 Series. 

 Jeff Halligan - 1 win / 19 top 5's and 5 top 10's. 5 heat wins in 2016. Central PA 358 Point Series Champion.

 Kevin Nouse - 3 wins / 12 top 5's and 2 top 10's. 7 heat wins in 2016. Williams Grove Speedway Track Champion and 2nd in the Capitol Renegade KING of the 358 Series .

 Chandler Leiby - 1 win / 11 top 5's and 10 top 10's. Had 3 heat wins in 2016. Lincoln Speedway Track Champion.

Steve Owings - 4 wins at at Trail Way Speedway the 2nd half of 2016.

2016 Central PA Racing Scene Most Improved 410 Driver of 2016 !!!!

Here are the drivers up for the 2016 Central PA Racing Scene Most Improved 410 driver of 2016.

 Brock Zearfoss - 2 wins / 9 top 5's and 16 top 10's. 4 heat wins in 2016.
 Freddie Rahmer - 2 wins / 8 top 5's and 19 top 10's. 6 heat wins in 2016. 
 Billy Dietrich - 1 win / 3 top 5's and 6 top 10's. 7 heat wins in 2016.
Adam Wilt - 5 top 5's and 7 top 10's. 3 heat wins in 2016

2016 Central PA Racing Scene 410 Driver of the Year !!!!

Here are the drivers for the 2016 Central PA Racing Scene 410 Driver of the Year.

 Lance Dewease - 10 wins / 7 top 5's and 2 top 10's. 7 heat wins in 2016.
 Doug Esh - 3 wins / 13 top 5's and 23 top 10's. 12 heat wins in 2016. Port Royal Speedway Track Champion. 
 Brain Montieth - 5 win's / 19 top 5's  and 11 top 10's. 15 Heat wins in 2016
 Danny Dietrich - 8 win's / 25 top 5's and 22 top 10's. 18 heat wins in 2016
 Alan Krimes - 2 win's / 9 top 5's and 18 top 10's. 7 heat wins.  Lincoln Speedway Track Champion.
Greg Hodnett - 18 wins / 35 top 5's and 3 top 10's. 27 heat wins in 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016


ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/24/2016 – “I said at the beginning of the night that the only thing better than winning a Lincoln Dirt Classic was winning two of them.”

So said Stevie Smith after claiming his second win in three years in the 40-lap $20,000-to-win “Dirt Classic” in the Pigeon Hills Saturday night.

Smith, who started third after setting third-fast time and gathering the third-most points in time trials and qualifying, followed front row starters Lucas Wolfe and James McFadden the first two laps before catching the Kasey Kahne Racing #4 in turns three and four of lap three.

One lap later saw the “Dirt Classic” lose its front row, with McFadden turning over in turn four to bring out the red, and then Wolfe going to the pits with an oil leak during the red flag. Smith assumed the lead for the restart, with Danny Dietrich, Gerard McIntyre, and Matt Campbell in tow.

But it was only the first time he led the race, as Dietrich closed on the leader in lapped traffic. Smith, who admitted having trouble with the lapped traffic, lost the lead to Dietrich on turn four of lap 30. One lap later, Adam Wilt flipped in turn four, leading to a fuel stop. At the time, 11th-starting and rapidly closing Greg Hodnett was about to make it a three-car battle for the lead.

And that’s exactly what it became on the restart with nine laps to go. Smith and Dietrich both bounced off the walls on subsequent slide jobs, with Smith coming out with the lead on lap 35. A lap later, the final caution of the event came out for Cory Haas, who spun in turn one.

That set up a dramatic three-car battle between Smith, Dietrich, and Hodnett for the win over the final five laps.

“I told Fred (Rahmer) during the red that Danny’s going to go to the top, so we’re going to have to run the bottom,” said Smith in victory lane, “When I saw him peel down to the bottom, I knew that was my chance to go back around him on the top. We finished second last year and we didn’t wait to finish second again this year. We ran our tail off. Danny did a nice job, but when you get out there in the lead, you’re not sure which way to go. He’s been really fast this year. I think being in second may have won us that race.”

“All these guys are tough in my book,” concluded Smith when reflecting on a talent-laden 48-car field, “The older I get the better they look!”

In the end, Smith pulled away to a 1.03-second win over Dietrich, with Hodnett settling for third. Lance Dewease received the $700 bonus ($500 from the Beer Hill Gang and $200 from Winebrenner Harley in Hanover) as hard charger for coming from 14th starting spot to finish fourth, with Brian Montieth coming from 15th starting spot to finish fifth.

Sixth through tenth were McIntyre, Tim Wagaman, Jim Siegel, Campbell, and Ryan Smith.

The final transfer spot of the night went to J.J. Grasso, as he and track champ Alan Krimes got together just before the finish line in the B main, with Krimes crossing sideways at the finish line to cross fifth.

Fast time in time trials over the 48-car field was set by Matt Campbell, running his first-ever Lincoln 410 sprint car race, with a one-lap time of 13.182-seconds (102.412 MPH).

Two rounds of heats were won by James McFadden, Lucas Wolfe, Bill Balog, Danny Dietrich, Ryan Smith, Terry McCarl, JJ Grasso, Greg Hodnett, Brent Marks, and Adam Wilt. Tyler Esh won the C-Main and Freddie Rahmer won the B-Main.

Next Saturday night, Oct. 1st, Lincoln will be dark to allow its drivers to compete in the Williams Grove National Open.

Lincoln returns to action for its season finale on Saturday, October 8th with the annual Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Appreciation Night presented by Panchos Racing Products featuring the 410 and 358 sprint cars, along with the All American Outlaws. Gates for that show open at 4:00 p.m. with the first qualifier scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at 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.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Abbottstown, PA
A-Main (40 laps) – 1. 51S-Stevie Smith ($20,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 16C-Matt Campbell; 10. 94-Ryan Smith; 11. 5G-Chase Dietz; 12. 3-Tim Kaeding; 13. 11C-Cory Haas; 14. 8-Billy Dietrich; 15. 71M-Dave Blaney; 16. 4-James McFadden; 17. 5-Tyler Ross; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 19. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 20. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 21. 37-JJ Grasso (DNF); 22. 17B-Bill Balog (DNF); 23. 24-Terry McCarl (DNF); 24. 19M-Brent Marks (DNF); 25. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Lucas Wolfe (1-3), Stevie Smith (4-29), Danny Dietrich (30-34), Stevie Smith (35-40)

First Round Heat Race 1 (8 laps) - 1. 4-James McFadden; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease; 6. 24-Terry McCarl; 7. 44-Trey Starks; 8. 12-Mike Bittinger; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 10. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. No Time

First Round Heat Race 2 (8 laps) - 1. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 2. Dave Blaney; 3. 25-Aaron Ott; 4. 3-Tim Kaeding; 5. 37-JJ Grasso; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich; 7. 2-Glenndon Forsythe; 8. 7-Lynton Jeffrey; 9. 29-James Pryde; 10. 24B-Dustin Baney. Time – 1:50.311

First Round Heat Race 3 (8 laps) - 1. 17B-Bill Balog; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett; 5. 35-Steve Owings; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 1X-Chad Trout; 8. 91-David Quackenbush; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman. Time – 1:52.358

First Round Heat Race 4 (8 laps) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 3. 19M-Brent Marks; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 45-Kevin Nagy; 9. 74-Dwayne Gutshall. Time – 1:53.751

First Round Heat Race 5 (8 laps) - 1. 94-Ryan Smith; 2. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 3. 5G-Chase Dietz; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 52-Austin Hogue; 6. 35-Tyler Esh; 7. 39-Anthony Macri; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer. No Time

Second Round Heat Race 1 (8 laps) - 1. 24-Terry McCarl; 2. 4-James McFadden; 3. 3-Brock Zearfoss; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease; 7. 44-Trey Starks; 8. 16-Matt Campbell; 9. 12-Mike Bittinger; 10. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. Time – 1:59.740

Second Round Heat Race 2 (8 laps) - 1. 37-JJ Grasso; 2. 3Tim Kaeding; 3. 7-Lynton Jeffrey; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 1-Lucas Wolfe; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 71M-Dave Blaney; 8. 29-Jame Pryde; 9. 24B-Dustin Baney; 10. 25-Aaron Ott. No Time

Second Round Heat Race 3 (8 laps) - 1. 29-Greg Hodnett; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 5-Tyler Ross; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 51S-Stevie Smith; 6. 91-David Quackenbush; 7. 35-Steve Owings; 8. 17B-Bill Balog. No Time

Second Round Heat Race 4 (8 laps) - 1. 19M-Brent Marks; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 21T-Scott Fisher; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 8. 45-Kevin Nagy; 9. 74-Dwayne Gutshall. Time – 1:57.982

Second Round Heat Race 5 (8 laps) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 5-Chase Dietz; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 52-Austin Hogue; 5. 39-Anthony Macri; 6. 94-Ryan Smith; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 8. 35E-Tyler Esh; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody. Time – 1:57.969

B-Main (12-Laps/Top-4 Advance to rear of A-Main) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 4. 37-JJ Grasso; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 35-Steve Owings; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 12-Mike Bittinger; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher; 11. 1X-Chad Trout; 12. 39-Anthony Macri; 13. 44-Trey Starks; 14. 7-Lynton Jeffrey; 15. 52-Austin Hogue; 16. 35E-Tyler Esh; DNS – 55-Robbie Kendall, 24-Terry McCarl, 91-David Quackenbush. No Time

C-Main (6-Laps/Top-2 Advance to rear of B-Main) – 1. 35E-Tyler Esh; 2. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 3. 24B-Dustin Baney; 4. 29-Jame Pryde; DNS – 45-Kevin Nagy, 74-Dwayne Gutshall. No Time

Time Trial Results - 1. 16C-Matt Campbell, 13.182-seconds (102.412 MPH); 2. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.273; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith, 13.365; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.381; 5. 1*-Tim Wagaman, 13.381; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease, 13.407; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.418; 8. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.451; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.458; 10. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.468; 11. 4-James McFadden, 13.516; 12. 25-Aaron Ott, 13.526; 13. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.550; 14. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.550; 15. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.553; 16. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.567; 17. 71M-Dave Blaney, 13.573; 18. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.577; 19. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.578; 20. 5G-Chase Dietz, 13.583; 21. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.620; 22. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.662; 23. 5-Tyler Ross, 13.677; 24. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.680; 25. 52-Austin Hogue, 13.715; 26. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.717; 27. 3-Tim Kaeding, 13.744; 28. 35-Steve Owings, 13.768; 29. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.791; 30. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.830; 31. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.834; 32. 7-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.846; 33. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.882; 34. 21T-Scott Fisher, 13.898; 35. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.911; 36. 12-Mike Bittinger, 13.917; 37. 37-JJ Grasso, 13.964; 38. 3B-Randy Baughman, 13.983; 39. 45-Kevin Nagy, 13.992; 40. 39-Anthony Macri, 14.001; 41. 44-Trey Starks, 14.041; 42. 24B-Dustin Baney, 14.109; 43. 91-David Quackenbush, 14.114; 44. 74-Dwayne Gutshall, 14.123; 45. 35E-Tyler Esh, 14.175; 46. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., 14.178; 47. 29-James Pryde, 15.099; 48. 69-Tim Glatfelter, NT.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

GREG HODNETT TUNES UP FOR CHAMPION RACING OIL NATIONAL OPEN WITH SPRINT CAR FEATURE WIN Phil Walter beats track champion Kevin Nouse at the line for 358 sprint win

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Greg Hodnett went into the night as the Williams Grove Speedway point leader, but hadn’t won a 410 sprint car feature at the track since the end of March.

He changed that stat Friday night as he took the lead from Lucas Wolfe in lapped traffic and controlled the final 14 laps to win his first 410 feature at the track since the second race of the season. He did win three features in the 360 sprints over the course of the summer.

Things were going Hodnett’s way, but a header pipe broke off with three laps to go affecting the car’s performance.

“We lost a lot of horsepower, but being out in front we had a huge advantage to dictate when to take off and how hard I could run,” said Hodnett, of Spring Grove.

“We had a lot of things go our way. We were lucky to finish and had a pretty good car. We are pretty happy going into next week.”

Wolfe started on the pole and drove into the lead over Hodnett to start the final 25-lap main event before next weekend’s Champion Racing Oil National Open.

Wolfe led by about a half-straightaway with five laps completed as they raced around a fast cushion.

As Wolfe closed on the back of the field, Hodnett closed on him with 10 laps completed. Hodnett made an inside move off turn four to take the lead the next time around.

“We caught two guys that were running the top in lapped traffic,” said Hodnett. “Lucas had to momentarily check-up getting into turn three. I shot to the bottom and waited to hit the moisture coming down the straightaway and it worked out for us. Sometimes, it’s better to run second in those situations.”

The red flag stopped the race with 14 laps completed for a hard third turn crash by Danny Dietrich, who walked back to the pit area. A major clean-up was needed as Dietrich’s sprinter leaked fuel across the third turn.

Hodnett led the field down for the double-file restart as the Grove used the World of Outlaws format for the race. Lance Dewease pitted from the fifth spot before the restart.

Wolfe tried to take the lead back, but Hodnett slammed the door as they raced into turn three. Stevie Smith and Wolfe raced hard for second as Hodnett pulled away. Cory Haas drove by Aaron Ott and into fifth.

Hodnett streaked away from the field as Wolfe secured second from Smith. The race was slowed with three laps to go for debris on the race track (Hodnett’s header).  It was a single-file restart because it was less than five to go.

Wolfe stayed with Hodnett following the restart, but it was the Williams Grove point leader picking up his first win since the end of March over Wolfe, Smith, Rahmer and Haas. Doug Esh, who helped assist Dietrich from his crashed car, finished sixth.

Alan Krimes, Ott, James McFadden in Kasey Kahne’s sprinter and Brent Marks rounded out the top 10.

Dewease set fast time over the 30-car field with a lap of 16.532 seconds. Smith, Hodnett, Wolfe and Rahmer completed the top five qualifiers.

Dewease, Smith and Hodnett won the heat races. Wolfe won the dash. Bill Balog won the B-main.

In the 358 sprint feature, it was Phil Walter of Beavertown grabbing the race lead from Dave Thrush with nine laps completed.

Walter streaked away from the field and had a 2.5 second lead with two laps remaining when the red flag stopped the race for Eric Parker in turn three. He was okay.

Jordan Givler worked on Walter for the lead as track champion Kevin Nouse made it a three-car race for the win.

Nouse got by Givler in turn one and put a last lap slider on Walter in turns three and four. Walter turned his car back under Nouse and just beat him back to the checkers to get the win for his first ever triumph at the historic oval despite a decades-long career.

Givler, Chandler Leiby and Adrian Shaffer completed the top five. Thrush, Jared Esh, Nyle Berkes, Todd Reed and Brie Hershey rounded out the top 10.

Shaffer, Nouse and Matt Findley won the 358 sprint heat races.

The three-day Champion Racing Oil Williams Grove National Open sanctioned by the World of Outlaws begins Thursday night with a $10,000 to win main event. An identical program will be run Friday night. The 40-lap National Open will pay $50,000 to win on Saturday night.

Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Greg Hodnett. 2. Lucas Wolfe. 3. Stevie Smith. 4. Freddie Rahmer. 5. Cory Haas. 6. Doug Esh. 7. Alan Krimes. 8. Aaron Ott. 9. James McFadden. 10. Brent Marks. 11. Ryan Smith. 12. Brian Montieth. 13. Kyle Reinhardt. 14. Matt Campbell. 15. T.J. Stutts. 16. Tim Kaeding. 17. Rodney Westhafer. 18. Tim Wagaman. 19. Bill Balog. 20. Lance Dewease. 21. Chase Dietz. 22. Danny Dietrich. 23. Steve Buckwalter. 24. Dave Blaney.

Did Not Qualify: Trey Starks, Kody Lehman, Frankie Herr, Jay Galloway, Troy Fraker, Brock Zearfoss.

358 Sprint Feature (20 laps): 1. Phil Walter. 2. Kevin Nouse. 3. Jordan Givler. 4. Chandler Leiby. 5. Adrian Shaffer. 6. Dave Thrush. 7. Jared Esh. 8. Nyle Berkes. 9. Todd Reed. 10. Brie Hershey. 11. Jeff Halligan. 12. Tyler Esh. 13. Rich Eichelberger. 14. Chris Arnold. 15. Kyle Denmyer. 16. Matt Findley. 17. Wyatt Hinkle. 18. Aaron Eichelberger. 19. Jay Tracy. 20. Glenndon Forsythe. 21. Eric Parker.