Sunday, June 17, 2018
DYLAN NORRIS CLAIMS INSINGER PERFORMANCE FUELS SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP WIN, Keiser, Chaney, Worley & Brown Also Winners
The event, for the first time at Trail-Way Speedway, was lined up by time trials. This put Glenndon Forsythe on the pole where he quickly jumped out to a commanding lead over Dwight Leppo, Norris, Kody Hartlaub and Tyler Walton.
A lap four caution brought the field back together and on the following restart, Forsythe again pulled away from the field as Leppo and Norris battled for second and third. A few car lengths back, JB Cunningham, Walton, Hartlaub and Mike Bittinger raced side-by-side, two-by-two, allowing the top three to pull away from the rest of the field.
Lapped traffic became a factor for Forsythe on the 11th lap. Almost immediately after passing a lapped car, Forsythe experienced a mechanical failure coming out of turn two and slowed significantly. Second place Leppo had nowhere to go and hit Forsythe, causing Forsythe to retire to the pit area and Leppo tagging the rear of field for the restart. Norris would assume the lead on the following restart with a chance to steal the win, but he still had the obstacle of holding off a charging Cunningham, Hartlaub and David Holbrook for 14 laps.
“I don’t know how I could get so lucky,” Norris exclaimed after exiting his Golf Cart Services #44 Sprint Car in victory lane.
“We were loose the whole feature but good enough to maneuver,” Norris explained. “We didn’t know what the track was going to do because it looked half wet before the feature but it blew off in a lap.”
While Norris is only in his first full season racing 358 Sprint Cars, and having raced only three times last season, he was able to navigate his way through the closing laps of the race, crossing the line by 1.340 seconds over runner-up and Big Mike’s Crabhouse Hard Charger, Cunningham. Following Norris and Cunningham across the line were Hartlaub, Holbrook and Bittinger, completing the top five.
Norris thanked his Dad in victory lane, explaining that they crashed only six days ago at Lincoln Speedway. “We destroyed the frame last Saturday and Dad worked every night this week to get it ready.”
David Holbrook set fast time with a 1-lap time of 13.936 seconds.
Heats for the 22 358 Sprint Cars were won by Norris, Leppo and Hartlaub.
“I knew there were some big names behind me!” So said Thomasville’s Travis Keiser after exiting his #42K 600 Micro Sprint. Keiser was right. Although he led the entire 20-lap feature race, names like Walton, Weber and Rutherford weren’t far behind him.
With only two cautions bringing the field back together, Keiser was able to keep some distance between himself and the rest of the top five, giving him his first win of 2018.
Following Keiser across the line was Alex Quiggle, Bradley Weber, Hannah Riser and Mike Rutherford. Pulling double duty in both the 358 Sprints and 600 Micro Sprints, Tyler Walton finished sixth while Donahue Motorsports Hard Charger, Jesse Snyder, started 12th and finished 7th.
For the second time this season, Gettysburg’s Horses Deserve A Second Chance sponsored en extra $50 to the race winner and $25 to two randomly drawn finishing positions. The drivers that were chosen were Snyder and Josh Smith.
Heats for the 600 Micro Sprints were won by Jim Young and Riser.
Mason Chaney raced to his third Central PA Legends victory of 2018 and first of the year at Trail-Way Speedway, Friday night.
Fourth starter, Travis McClelland, paced the field for several laps while Chaney inched closer turn after turn. McClelland and Chaney ran side-by-side on lap five, drag racing down the backstretch with Chaney claiming the sixth lap.
McClelland was able to pull within a few car lengths of Chaney for several laps until Scott Houdeshell raced into the picture. Chaney, McClelland and Houdeshell put on a show, racing for the top three spots, until McClelland suffered mechanical issues on lap 16, bringing out the caution. Houdeshell restarted behind Chaney but was unable to make a pass for the win, crossing in the runner-up spot by .148 seconds.
Third through fifth went to Scott Smith, Travis Perry and Greg Burd.
Heats for the 28 Central PA Legends were won by Perry, Houdeshell and Smith. Chris Transeau was the consolation race winner.
Matt Worley scored his first career Limited Stock victory, Friday night at Trail-Way Speedway. Although Worley started on the pole and led every lap, his first win did not come without obstacles.
12th starter, Robbie Carroll, raced his way to the runner-up spot by lap 11 and immediately put pressure on Worley for the top spot. Carroll completed a pass for the lead, but a caution was brought out for Justin Oberlin on lap 12, reverting the field back to the previously scored lap.
On the restart, Worley had his hands full holding off the charges of the top three, and Carroll lost several positions on the final lap due to a chaotic shuffling of cars coming around the final turn. Worley crossed the line first followed by Terry Hartlaub, Matt Chronister, Jason Chronister and Kyle Rohrbaugh. Carroll crossed the line eighth.
Heats for the 18 Limited Stocks were won by Carroll and Shannon Weaver.
Joe Brown claimed the 20-lap Classic Racing Series feature at Trail-Way Speedway. Joe and family members Roland Brown and Wes Brown traded the top spot for several laps before Joe raced his way back to the lead on lap 17, to take the checkered flag.
Following Joe Brown across the line were Wes Brown, Roland Brown, Charlie Summers and Jim Crocker.
Heats for the Classic Cars were won by Joe and Roland Brown.
Friday, June 15, 2018
For Immediate Release
INSINGER PERFORMANCE FUELS 358 SPRINT CAR SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP
Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 44-Dylan Norris, ; 2. 39-Jason Cunningham Jr, ; 3. 11D-Kody Hartlaub, ; 4. 77-David Holbrook, ; 5. 12-Mike Bittinger, ; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher, ; 7. 00-Chris Frank, ; 8. 77K-Steven Kisamore, ; 9. 99-Joe Trone Jr, ; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle, ; 11. 51-Austen Treuchet, ; 12. 9-Dalton Dietrich, ; 13. 8-Kenny Kuhn, ; 14. 10-Zach Euculano, ; 15. 4-Dwight Leppo, ; 16. (DNF) 48-Glenndon Forsythe, ; 17. (DNF) 511-John Sharpe, ; 18. (DNF) 14T-Tyler Walton, ; 19. (DNF) 10T-Brody Treaster, ; (DNS) 69-Shane Hoff, ; (DNS) 11-Greg Plank, ; (DNS) 14C-Dave Carlberg.
Lap Leaders - Glenndon Forsythe (1-12); Dylan Norris (13-25)
Time Trial Results (Best Lap) - 1. 77-David Holbrook 13.936; 2. 12-Mike Bittinger 14.109; 3. 48-Glenndon Forsythe 14.116; 4. 51-Austen Treuchet 14.158; 5. Tyler Walton 14.209; 6. 77K-Steven Kisamore 14.209; 7. 39-JB Cunningham 14.212; 8. 4-Dwight Leppo 14.228; 9. 11D-Kody Hartlaub 14.241; 10. 44-Dylan Norris 14.243; 11. 00-Chris Frank 14.326; 12. 69-Shane Hoff 14.374; 13. 66A-Cody Fletcher 14.393; 14. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle 14.414; 15. 9-Dalton Dietrich 14.485; 16. 99-Joe Trone, Jr. 14.488; 17. 11-Greg Plank 14.655; 18. 8-Kenny Kuhn 14.802; 19. 511-John Sharpe 14.967; 20. 10T-Brody Treaster 16.495; 21. 10-Zach Euculano No Time; 22. 14C-Dave Carlberg No Time.
358 Sprints Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 44-Dylan Norris, ; 2. 39-Jason Cunningham Jr, ; 3. 77-David Holbrook, ; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher, ; 5. 99-Joe Trone Jr, ; 6. 511-John Sharpe, ; 7. (DNF) 51-Austen Treuchet, ; (DNS) 14C-Dave Carlberg. Time - 2:23.87
358 Sprints Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 4-Dwight Leppo, ; 2. 00-Chris Frank, ; 3. 14T-Tyler Walton, ; 4. 12-Mike Bittinger, ; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle, ; 6. 10T-Brody Treaster, ; 7. (DNF) 11-Greg Plank, . No time.
358 Sprints Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 11D-Kody Hartlaub, ; 2. 48-Glenndon Forsythe, ; 3. 77K-Steven Kisamore, ; 4. 9-Dalton Dietrich, ; 5. 8-Kenny Kuhn, ; 6. (DNF) 69-Shane Hoff, ; 7. (DNF) 10-Zach Euculano, . No time.
600 MICRO SPRINTS
Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 42K-Travis Keiser, ; 2. 23-Alec Quiggle, ; 3. 17-Bradley Weber, ; 4. 14K-Hannah Riser, ; 5. 2S-Mike Rutherford, ; 6. 14T-Tyler Walton, ; 7. 96-Jesse Snyder, ; 8. 8-Jim Young, ; 9. 71L-Brian Kramer, ; 10. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr, ; 11. (DNF) 21X-Josh Smith, ; 12. (DNF) 4R-Zane Rudisill, ; 13. (DNF) 6T9-Bill Smith, ; 14. (DNF) 87-Buddy Hines, . No time.
Lap Leaders - Travis Keiser (1-20)
600 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 14K-Hannah Riser, ; 2. 96-Jesse Snyder, ; 3. 23-Alec Quiggle, ; 4. 2S-Mike Rutherford, ; 5. 14T-Tyler Walton, ; 6. 4R-Zane Rudisill, ; 7. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr, . Time - 2:05.97
600 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 8-Jim Young, ; 2. 17-Bradley Weber, ; 3. 42K-Travis Keiser, ; 4. 71L-Brian Kramer, ; 5. 87-Buddy Hines, ; 6. 6T9-Bill Smith, ; 7. 21X-Josh Smith, . Time - 2:04.92
THE PIZZA SHOP OF ETTERS CENTRAL PA LEGENDS SPONSORED BY HARVEST CHAPEL
Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney, ; 2. 5-Scott Houdeshell, ; 3. 2-Scott Smith, ; 4. 19-Travis Perry, ; 5. 94-Greg Burd, ; 6. 10-Jeremy Ott, ; 7. 3M-Chris Mc Kinney, ; 8. 18-Chris Transeau, ; 9. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer, ; 10. 30-Alex Robinson, ; 11. 93-Brent Marquis, ; 12. 5C-Josh Schrum, ; 13. 9-Rick Hartwig, ; 14. 79-Ed Trump, ; 15. 26-Shaun Abney, ; 16. 4X-Travis Beck, ; 17. 53-Bill Diehl, ; 18. 99-Eric Hurst, ; 19. 75-Chandler Pagnotta, ; 20. 8BALL-Robert Shaw, ; 21. (DNF) 41-Chuck Dell Jr, ; 22. (DNF) 51-Travis Mc Clelland, ; 23. (DNF) 18J-Jorjie Anna Sweger, ; 24. (DNF) 83J-James Snow, . No time.
Lap Leaders - Travis McClelland (1-5), Mason Chaney (6-20)
Legends Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/7 Qualify) - 1. 19-Travis Perry, ; 2. 53-Bill Diehl, ; 3. 10-Jeremy Ott, ; 4. 8CR-Mason Chaney, ; 5. 26-Shaun Abney, ; 6. 8BALL-Robert Shaw, ; 7. 41-Chuck Dell Jr, ; 8. 4-Eli Dodge, ; (DNS) 8-Austin Bellemare, ; (DNS) 91-Benjamin Goldsmith. No time.
Legends Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/7 Qualify) - 1. 5-Scott Houdeshell, ; 2. 18J-Jorjie Anna Sweger, ; 3. 5C-Josh Schrum, ; 4. 93-Brent Marquis, ; 5. 94-Greg Burd, ; 6. 30-Alex Robinson, ; 7. 79-Ed Trump, ; 8. (DNF) 18-Chris Transeau, ; 9. (DNF) 4X-Travis Beck, . No time.
Legends Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/7 Qualify) - 1. 2-Scott Smith, ; 2. 3M-Chris Mc Kinney, ; 3. 51-Travis Mc Clelland, ; 4. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer, ; 5. 9-Rick Hartwig, ; 6. 99-Eric Hurst, ; 7. 83J-James Snow, ; 8. (DNF) 85-Michael Goldsmith, ; 9. (DNF) 75-Chandler Pagnotta, . No time.
Legends Consolation Finish (8 Laps/3 Qualify) - 1. 18-Chris Transeau, ; 2. 75-Chandler Pagnotta, ; 3. 4X-Travis Beck, ; 4. 4-Eli Dodge, ; 5. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith, ; 6. 85-Michael Goldsmith, ; (DNS) 8-Austin Bellemare. Time - 2:44.81
Feature (15 Laps) - 1. 6-Matt Worley, ; 2. 92-Terry Hartlaub, ; 3. 81-Matt Chronister, ; 4. 38-Jason Chronister, ; 5. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, ; 6. 2X-Shannon Weaver, ; 7. 99-Cody Klinedinst, ; 8. 69-Robbie Carroll, ; 9. 36-Bobby Wellman, ; 10. 77-Justin Mong, ; 11. 56-Zach Baxter, ; 12. (DNF) 88-Justin Oberlin, ; 13. (DNF) 21-Ricky Weaver Jr, ; 14. (DNF) 55-Shawn Snell, ; 15. (DNF) 47-Travis Brown, ; 16. (DNF) 29W-Mike Wolf, ; 17. (DNF) 32-Jeff Foster, ; 18. (DNF) 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, . No time.
Lap Leaders - Matt Worley (1-15)
Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 69-Robbie Carroll, ; 2. 88-Justin Oberlin, ; 3. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, ; 4. 38-Jason Chronister, ; 5. 92-Terry Hartlaub, ; 6. 47-Travis Brown, ; 7. 56-Zach Baxter, ; 8. (DNF) 36-Bobby Wellman, ; 9. (DNF) 81-Matt Chronister, . No time.
Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 2X-Shannon Weaver, ; 2. 32-Jeff Foster, ; 3. 6-Matt Worley, ; 4. 99-Cody Klinedinst, ; 5. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr, ; 6. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, ; 7. 77-Justin Mong, ; 8. 55-Shawn Snell, ; 9. 29W-Mike Wolf, . Time - 2:08.72
CLASSIC RACING SERIES
Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 89-Joe Brown; 2. 86-Wes Brown; 3. 87-Roland Brown; 4. 07-Charlie Summers; 5. 12-Jim Crocker; 6. 2-Jim Rost; 7. 73-Neal Reamer; 8. 09-Ron Grove; 9. 19-Chad Stine; 10. 9-Dylan Brown; 11. 4-Dorsey Weaver. No time.
Lap Leaders - Joe Brown (1); Roland Brown (2-7); Wes Brown (8-16); Joe Brown (17-20)
Classic Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 89-Joe Brown; 2. 86-Wes Brown; 3. 07-Charlie Summers; 4. 09-Ron Grove; 5. 2-Jim Rost. No time.
Classic Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 87-Roland Brown; 2. 73-Neal Reamer; 3. 12-Jim Crocker; 4. 9-Dylan Brown; 5. 4-Dorsey Weaver; 6. 19-Chad Stine (DNF). No time.
LAYTON RETURNS TO SELINSGROVE VICTORY LANE IN WHITCOMB MEMORIAL; RINE NOTCHES FIRST SELINSGROVE LATE MODEL WIN OF SEASON; MOSER & COPE EARN FIRST CAREER WINS IN PRO STOCKS & ROADRUNNERS!
The $2,271 victory was Layton’s 26th career in 358-360 sprint car competition at the track. He also owns two career 410 sprint car wins, his last coming in 2006 at the track where he made a name of himself in central Pennsylvania sprint car racing in the early 2000s.
Mallie Shuster of Newville was the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier over the 32-car field with a lap time of 17.424.
Jeff Rine of Danville scored his first win of the season and 108th career at the track in the $2,000-to-win 25-lap super late model main event.
Brandon Moser of Middleburg and Smith Cope of Danville scored their first career wins in the 15-lap pro stock and 12-lap roadrunner features, respectively.
Selinsgrove Speedway is back in action at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, with 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and the Collier Paving & Construction Roadrunner 20 paying $600 to win. PEPSI will also be giving away prizes as part of the four division racing program. All track gates will open at 5 p.m.
In the Whitcomb Memorial, fifth-place starter Chuck Hebing took a wild flip in turn two at the start of the race. Hebing, who won a thrilling heat race earlier in the night, was not injured. When the race resumed, front row starters Chad Layton and Cody Keller put on a wheel to wheel battle for the lead.
In the early laps, Layton led Keller, sixth-place starter Davie Franek, fourth-place starter Justin Barger, and seventh-place starter Kevin Nagy. By lap eight, Layton began to encounter slower traffic as the race went for a long stretch without any cautions. At the halfway point, Franek made an inside pass in turns one and two to get by Keller for the second position.
Adam Carberry, who started deep in the pack in the 21st starting position, charged his way into the sixth position.
The final caution flag waved on lap 21 when Brian Nornhold’s car rolled to a stop in turn two. In the final four laps, Franek attempted to put in a bid for the lead but Layton maintained an edge and posted a .84 of a second margin of victory.
Franek settled for second while Keller held on for third with a collapsed nose wing on his race car. Nagy and Barger rounded out the top five.
Polesitter Hayes Mattern powered into the lead in the late model main event. He was closely chased by second-place starter Brett Schadel and third-place starter Kenny Trevitz. A caution flag on lap four for Andy Haus broke up the battle at the front of the pack.
On the fifth circuit, fifth-place starter Bryan Bernheisel advanced to third behind Mattern and Schadel. Eight-place starter Coleby Frye showed a lot of speed by lap eight and passed seventh-place starter Jeff Rine for the fourth spot. At the halfway point, Frye moved into the third position only to drop off the pace on lap 14.
On the 17th circuit, a three-wide race for the lead between Mattern, Schadel and Rine thrilled the fans with Rine taking command of the field on the backstretch.
With five laps remaining, Rine led Schadel, Mattern, fourth-place starter Gene Knaub, and Bernheisel. The final caution flag slowed the field with one lap to go. The chase to the checkered flag saw Rine score the win by just .42 of a second over Schadel, Knaub, Haus, who was able to rebound from a flat tire and rejoining the race at the rear of the field, and Bernheisel. Contact caused Mattern to loose a solid finish in the final laps of the race.
Front row starters Wayne Shaffer and Tommy Slanker dueled for the lead at the start of the pro stock feature. Racing into turn four on the first lap, Shaffer lost the handle and collected Kyle Bachman, who was able to rejoin.
For the restart, Brandon Moser found himself starting on the front row and grabbed the early lead. Early in the race, Moser stretched his lead over Slanker while Bachman battled his way back to third.
Slanker made a last-ditch effort to close the gap with Moser to no avail. Moser won his first career race over Slanker, Bachman, Jake Buck, and Daren Rice.
Second-place starter Smith Cope opened up a comfortable lead at the start of the roadrunner feature while a torrid battle for the runner-up position took place behind him between Bob Bussey, Jake Jones and Keith Bissinger.
With four laps remaining, Cope drifted high in turns three and four, allowing Bussey and Bissinger to close in on the leader. A three-wide battle for the lead and win unfolded on the final lap only to have contact off turn four cause Bussey to go into a wild spin down the frontstretch while Cope went on to take the checkered flag over Bissinger.
Jakes Jones, Brian Mabus, and Bussey, who rebound from the 360-degree spin, rounded out the top five.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 16 June 2018
360 Sprint Cars – 32 Entries
25-Lap Whitcomb Memorial: 1) 35 Chad Layton 2) 28F Davie Franek 3) 99K Cody Keller 4) 45 Kevin Nagy 5) 5 Justin Barger 6) 47 Adam Carberry 7) 77 Derek Locke 8) 47 Kyle Drum 9) 66 Ryan Kissinger 10) 49S Mallie Shuster 11) 14 Coleman Gulick 12) 79 Jordan Thomas 13) 90 Matt Tanner 14) 22R Mike Koehler 15) 11 Jim Shuster 16) 67 Pete Richardson 17) 121 Steve Glover 18) 17 Josh Azzi 19) 82 Jared Zimbardi 20) 5N Brian Narhood 21) 30 Scott Goodrich 22) 14B Brett Wright 23) 10 Paulie Colagiovanni 24) 29 Jason Shultz 25) 45 Chuck Hebing 26) 33 Michael Walter II
Heat Winners: Ryan Kissinger, Kevin Nagy, Davie Franek, Chuck Hebing
B-Main Winner: Adam Carberry
Time Trials: 1) 49S Mallie Shuster 17.424 2) 47 Adam Carberry 17.449 3) 79 Jordan Thomas 17.457 4) 77 Derek Locke 17.516 5) 47 Kyle Drum 17.539 6) 45 Kevin Nagy 17.598 7) 28F Davie Franek 17.598 8) 82 Jared Zimbardi 17.608 9) 66 Ryan Kissinger 17.642 10) 10 Paulie Colagiovanni 17.642 11) 99K Cody Keller 17.646 12) 35 Chad Layton 17.669 13) 5 Justin Barger 17.697 14) 67 Pete Richardson 17.736 15) 29 Jason Shultz 17.737 16) 45 Chuck Hebing 17.753 17) 90 Matt Tanner 17.842 18) 5 Brian Nornhold 18.021 19) 14 ColeGullick 18.078 20) 33 Michael Walter II 18.154 21) 11 Jim Shuster 18.162 22) 17 Josh Azzi 18.228 23) 121 Steve Glover 18.255 24) 6M Hank Donovan 18.271 25) 30 Scott Goodrich 18.336 26) 14B Brett Wright 18.435 27) 71 Charlie Anderson 19.100 28) 22R Mike Koehler 19.768 29) 1W Eric Tomecek DNT 30) 9 Ryan Linder DNT 31) 19 Colby Womer DNT
Late Models – 24 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 2J Jeff Rine 2) 22 Brett Schadel 3) 1 Gene Knaub 4) 76 Andy Haus 5) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 6) 3 Tim Wilson 7) Z14 Dave Brouse Jr. 8) 74 Randy Christine 9) 86 Austin Berry 10) 24 Jim Yoder 11) 61 Ken Trevitz 12) 9 Hayes Mattern 13) 46 Dan Green 14) 63 Nathan Long 15) 7M Meade Hahn 16) 07 Kevin Palmer 17) 88 Ernie Millon 18) 33 Trent Brennenman 19) 0 Coleby Frye 20) 98 Randy Croop 21) 0B Larry Bear 22) 24 Dylan Yoder 23) 70J John Schreffler 24) 10 Dave Stamm
Heat Winners: Gene Knaub, Bryan Bernheisel, Jeff Rine
Pro Stocks – 9 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: 1) 8M Brandon Moser 2) 40 Tommy Slanker 3) 99B Kyle Bachman 4) 11B Jake Buck 5) 8 Daren Rice 6) 14C Bill Conrad 7) 55T John Troxell 8) 86 Wayne Shaffer 9) 92 Shaun Lawton
Heat Winners: Brandon Moser, Tommy Slanker
Roadrunners – 12 Entries
12-Lap A-Main: 1)1 Smith Cope 2) 11 Keith Bissinger 3) 7 Jake Jones 4) 2B Brian Mabus 5) 76 Bob Bussey 6) 32 Ken Schreffler 7) 0 Kevin Dobson 8) 28 Nick Decker 9) 28M Miranda Minium 10) 8B Will Brunson 11) 60 Jim Kessler
Heat Winners: Jake Jones, Smith Cope
MONTIETH WIRES THE FIELD IN PICKING UP HIS THIRD WIN OF THE YEAR IN WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL; Chase Dietz Scores impressive win in June 2nd Make-up 358 Sprint feature Ray Kable, III victorious in Mid-Atlantic Modifieds
Montieth, sporting the Sterner Cement Car Colors and number in honor of the race’s namesake, grabbed the lead from his outside front row starting position at the drop of the green and masterfully drove through lapped traffic most of the way to register his 58th career win in the $6,900-to-win 33-lap 15th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial.
“We always have good luck when we have this wing on,” said Montieth, referring to the Sterner Cement No.69 wing he drove this night in honor of the race’s namesake, Weldon Sterner. “I can’t say enough, I’m more than happy for the family that I can stick it out here (victory lane).”
“We joke about it, but I love to hang this big check ($6,900) on the wall with the (Sterner) name on it,” said Montieth about picking up the Sterner Memorial winning check for the fifth time in the race’s 15-year history. It’s an honor to run the wing.”
“This was a bit of a crap-shoot before we went out with the 358 sprints going out first tonight,” said Montieth about his race strategy. “We didn’t know how much of the track was left.”
Only two stoppages of action during the course of the 33-lap affair kept the lead cars in heavy lapped traffic most of the way. Montieth was chased the entire distance by polesitter Cory Haas who got a chance with two laps to go. A spin by Chad Trout in turn 2 closed the field bumper-to-bumper, erasing the nearly 2-second advantage by the 6-time track champ.
Haas, Alan Krimes, and Lucas Wolfe tried to mount one last charge as the green flag waved with two laps to go. But Montieth was, well, Montieth.
The Phoenixville racer got a good start and drove away over the final 2 laps to register a 1.91-second victory over Haas.
The only other stoppage of action occurred on the 13th lap when third place Freddie Rahmer got tangled up trying to advance and flipped in turns one and two, collecting fifth-place Robbie Kendall who also flipped and fast timer Anthony Macri.
Eighth-starting Alan Krimes got by Lucas Wolfe on lap 15 for third and held that spot to the checkered. Wolfe settled for fourth with Tim Wagaman coming home with an impressive fifth-place finish.
Completing the top-10 were Austin Hogue in the Premier Auto Racing No.21X team car, Adam Wilt, Hard Charger Chase Dietz who came from the 18th starting position, 16th-starting Matt Campbell, and Australian-racer Jesse Attard.
Heats for the 410 sprinters were won by Kendall, Haas, and Freddie Rahmer, with Chad Trout winning the consolation.
Fast time in time trials over the 27-car field was set by Anthony Macri with a one-lap time of 13.213-seconds (102.172 MPH).
Impressive as his sixth career Lincoln Speedway feature win was, Dietz had to stare at his gauges as much as what was ahead of him following a flash oil fire that erupted on the side of his car on the seventh lap while running second entering the third turn. The fire quickly extinguished itself and without missing a beat continued his run to the front.
Outside front row starter Matt Findley led the first three laps before yielding to sixth-starting Wagaman on lap four.
Wagaman held on for second, with Brent Shearer finishing third, Findley fourth, and hard-charging Kody Hartlaub who came from his 15th starting spot to finish fifth.
Completing the top-10 were Dylan Norris, Dalton Dietrich, Scott Geesey, 16th-starting David Holbrook, and Tyler Ross.
Heat winners on the original June 2nd show date for the 358 sprinters were Wagaman, Ross, and Brie Hershey.
A bit of history was made in the first-ever appearance of the Mid-Atlantic Modifieds to Lincoln Speedway. The Kable family name has a long history and the Pigeon Hills oval and on Saturday night, Ray Kable, III became the third Ray Kable driver to register a win at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
Kable drove from his outside front row starting spot to pass polesitter and race-long leader Mike Corbin on the fourth lap and led the rest of the way for the historic win.
In a bit of irony, Kable’s car owner Rick Hulson watched his team car win as he followed it across the finish line in second.
Brad Kling finished third, Justin Cullum fourth, and Bret Hamilton fifth.
Completing the top-10 were Keith Reed, Mark Jones, James Sparks, Tim Schulte, and Bryan Green.
Heats for the 25 Mid-Atlantic Modifieds were won by Cullum, Brad Kling, and Rick Hulson.
Next Saturday night, June 23rd, it will be the FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT IN MEMORY OF BRANDON LITTLE along with KIDS NIGHT with the 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win), 358 Sprints, and 358 Late Models in action. Competition Pit gates will open at 5 PM, Spectator Pit Admission & General Admission gates will open at 5:30 PM. Hot laps will get underway at 7 PM, with time trials getting underway at 7:30 PM.
To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
15TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL
410 Sprint Feature Finish (33 Laps) – 1. 21/69-Brian Montieth ($6,900); 2. 39-Cory Haas; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 5. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 6. 21X-Autin Hogue; 7. 15-Adam Wilt; 8. 4R-Chase Dietz; 9. 16-Matt Campbell; 10. 53-Jesse Attard; 11. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 12. 39M-Anthony Macri; 13. 59-Jim Siegel; 14. 5-Tyler Ross; 15. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 16. 1X-Chad Trout; 17. 19-Landon Myers; 18. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher; 20. 17-Cole Young; 21. 6K-Chris Knopp; 22. 7K-Dan Shetler (DNF); 23. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 24. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Brian Montieth (1-33)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 2. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler; 6. 16-Matt Campbell; 7. 1X-Chad Trout; 8. 73B-Brent Michalski; 9. 5-Tyler Ross (DNF). Time – 2:22.462
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 39-Cory Haas; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 21X-Austin Hogue; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 17-Cole Young; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 54A-Austin Burke. Time – 2:24.019
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 4. 53-Jesse Attard; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 4R-Chase Dietz; 7. 19-Landon Myers; 8. 6K-Chris Knopp; 9. 30-Seth Kerchner (DNF). No Time
410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 1X-Chad Trout; 2. 19-Landon Myers; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 5-Tyler Ross; 6. 6K-Chris Knopp; 7. 54A-Austin Burke; 8. 73B-Bret Michalski (DNF); DNS – 30-Seth Kerchner. No Time
TIME TRIAL RESULTS - 1. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.213 seconds (102.172 MPH); 2. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.325; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 13.335; 4. 5-Tyler Ross, 13.373; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.403; 6. 39-Cory Haas, 13.467; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.529; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman, 13.615; 9. 21X-Austin Hogue, 13.636; 10. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.657; 11. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.669; 12. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.745; 13. 4R-Chase Dietz, 13.760; 14. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.761; 15. 17-Cole Young, 13.835; 16. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.909; 17. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.944; 18. 59-Jim Siegel, 14.026; 19. 19-Landon Myers, 14.043; 20. 16-Matt Campbell, 14.088; 21. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 14.135; 22. 53-Jesse Attard, 14.329; 23. 21T-Scott Fisher, 14.376; 24. 6K-Chris Knopp, 14.395; 25. 73B-Brent Michalski, 14.700; 26. 54A-Austin Burke, 14.899; 27. 30-Seth Kerchner, 15.281
358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 4R-Chase Dietz ($1,100); 2. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 3. 12-Brent Shearer; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 6. 44-Dylan Norris; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 8. 41-Scott Geesey; 9. 77-David Holbrook; 10. 41B-Tyler Ross; 11. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 12. 66-Jeff Halligan; 13. 21-CJ Tracey; 14. 5A-Zachary Allman; 15. 97-Brie Hershey; 16. 59-Steve Wilbur; 17. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 18. 13S-Jon Stewart; 19. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.; 20. 50-Alyson Dietz; 21. 77K-Steve Kissamore; 22. 38D-Kyle Demyer (DNF); 23. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF). Time – 5:43.78
Lap Leaders – Matt Findley (1-3), Troy Wagaman, Jr. (4-11), Chase Dietz (12-20)
Heat Winners (June 2nd Show) - Troy Wagaman, Jr., Tyler Ross, Brie Hershey
Mid-Atlantic Modified Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 90-Ray Kable, III; 2. 40-Rick Hulson; 3. 11-Brad Kling; 4. 95J-Justin Cullum; 5. 1ST-Bret Hamilton; 6. 80-Keith Reed; 7. 62-Mark Jones; 8. 26X-James Sparks; 9. 10-Tim Schulte; 10. 99-Bryan Green; 11. 25-Mike Corbin; 12. 83-Ray Cicarelli; 13. 7H-Josh Hughes; 14. 95-Mike Altobelli; 15. 1N-Hunter Nester; 16. 0-Haley Kaiser; 17. 5-Craig Ramich; 18. 11W-Beau Aikey; 19. 8M-Jeff McCauley; 20. 44-Frank Dibella; 21. 13M-Gary Moreland, Sr.; 22. 55-Alyssa Rowe; 23. 70-Kyle Lloyd; 24. 59-Doug Stine; 25. 51-Joey Pulfudy.
Lap Leaders – Mike Corbin (1-3), Ray Kable, III (4-25)
Mid-Atlantic Modified Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 95J-Justin Cullum; 2. 90-Ray Kable; 3. 95-Mike Antobelli; 4. 51-Joey Pulfuoy; 5. 80-Keith Reed; 6. 62-Mark Jones; 7. 5-Craig Ramich; 8. 7H-Josh Hughes; 9. 11W-Beau Aikey. Time – 3:03.196
Mid-Atlantic Modified Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 11-Brad Kling; 2. 25-Mike Korbin; 3. 1st-Bret Hamilton; 4. 26X-James Sparks; 5. 59-Doug Stine; 6. 8M-Jeff McCauley; 7. 44-Frank Dibella; 8. 13M-Gary Moreland. Time – 3:03.994
Mid-Atlantic Modified Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 40-Rick Hulson; 2. 99-Bryan Griffin; 3. 10-Jim Schulte; 4. 1N-Hunter Nester; 5. 10S-Jim Schulte; 6. 70-Kyle Lloyd; 7. 83-Ray Giadelli; 8. 0-Haley Kalser. No Time
Chris Windom Makes It Back-To-Back USAC Eastern Storm Wins At Port Royal Greg Hodnett Wires Field For Companion Victory In 410s
PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Chris Windom of Canton, Illinois, scored the USAC Eastern Storm victory on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway for the second year in a row, taking the $6,000 victory after exchanging the lead four times with Brady Bacon.
In the regular 25-lap 410 sprint car main, Greg Hodnett wired the field for the $4,000 payday in what was a crash-marred event.
The 30-lap USAC feature saw Windom and Bacon share the front row for the start with Bacon taking the lead over Windom during the early going before the red flag unfurled on just the third lap for a vicious front stretch crash by Trevor Kobylarz.
Kobylarz made contact with the outside wall and flipped in front of the grandstand but escaped injury.
Four more laps were recorded before a yellow flag bunched the field with Bacon still in control over Windom but it wasn’t until lap 12 that the front duo began battling fiercely for control.
Windom blasted under Bacon in the first turn on the 12th lap to slide up and snag the lead but just that quick Bacon dropped off of the cushion and rallied to Windom’s inside racing down the backstretch to regain control by bolting inside in the third turn and driving up to get the lead back.
The next time into turn one, Windom again pulled the same move for control and likewise Bacon again did the same thing as he had done the lap prior and he again dropped off of the cushion, drove a lane lower under Windom on the backstretch and blasted back into control entering the third turn.
After that Bacon stayed just far enough out of Windom’s reach to begin looking like he had a shot at the win only to suddenly slow with 13 laps to go, relinquishing control to Windom just as Jarrett Andretti hit the wall in the second turn.
Both Andretti and Bacon made repairs and tagged to the rear of the field for the restart.
Sixth starter Kevin Thomas Jr., the night’s fast timer in qualifications, tussled with Windom on the restart but gradually the smooth running Windom started to get away on the cushion.
Windom rode the cushion to the victory in the end by .698 seconds over Thomas with Tyler Courtney ending up third.
Robert Ballou and Dave Darland completed the top five.
Sixth through 10th went to Chase Stockon, Justin Grant, Chad Boespflug, Tim Buckwalter and CJ Leary.
Heats went to Zach Daum, Tony DiMattia and Courtney.
Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Alabama, set a new one-lap track record for wingless sprint cars in time trials with a lap of 18.583 seconds.
Hodnett hit traffic with Flick chasing him on the eighth tour and had built up a 3.352 second advantage by lap 10 when Kody Lehman lost power on his machine and rolled to a stop.
Flick got underneath Hodnett on the restart and for just a moment held the lead but Hodnett rode his momentum to regain control while Brock Zearfoss capitalized on on Flick’s move to snare second.
And then the first red flag of the race appeared with 10 laps to go when Trenton Sheaffer slammed into the first turn wall and recoiled back down onto the track.
Sheaffer escaped injury and Flick changed a tire under the red.
When action restarted, the machines of Zearfoss, Mike Wagner and Rick Lafferty dueled for second for several laps before Lafferty finally gained the position over Wagner with six laps to go.
Wagner and Zearfoss then continued to battle for third with contact between the pair ending up with Wagner spinning with two laps to go.
The restart saw a red flag period return when TJ Stutts blasted inside of Steve Buckwalter in the third turn only to make contact while trying to make the pass and flipping wildly into the fourth corner.
A lengthy red flag period followed while Stutts was extricated from the car before being transported to an area hospital to be checked out.
Hodnett drove away on the restart to record his second win of the year at the oval and the 52nd of his career in the facility.
Finishing second was Lafferty, .994 seconds behind, followed by 13th starter Dylan Cisney, Zearfoss and Ryan Taylor.
Sixth through 10th went to Logan Wagner, Jared Esh, Joey Hershey, Bradley Howard and Tyler Reaser.
Heats went to Flick and Hodnett.
Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the speedway’s official website at www.portroyalspeedway.com or by following the oval on facebook and twitter.
410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Rick Lafferty, 3. Dylan Cisney, 4. Brock Zearfoss, 5. Ryan Taylor, 6. Logan Wagner, 7. Jared Esh, 8. Joey Hershey, 9. Bradley Howard, 10. Tyler Reaser, 11. Mike Wagner, 12. AJ Flick, 13. Steve Buckwalter, 14. TJ Stutts, 15. Trenton Sheaffer, 16. Kody Lehman, 17. Joe Trenca, 18. Dustin Baney, 19. Vince Snyder
DNS: Kyle Reinhardt
USAC sprints, 30 laps: 1. Chris Windom, 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 3. Tyler Courtney, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Chase Stockon, 7. Justin Grant, 8. Chad Boespflug, 9. Timmy Buckwalter, 10. C.J. Leary , 11. Jerry Coons, Jr. , 12. Brady Bacon, 13. Isaac Chapple , 14. Matt Westfall , 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Tony DiMattia , 17. Joey Biasi, 18. Carmen Perigo, 19. Kyle Moody, 20. Thomas Meseraull, 21. Robert Bell , 22. Zach Daum , 23. Trevor Kobylarz
Fellow California native Carson Macedo would sneak by Blaney in the final two corners to finish second at the final checkers, followed by Blaney, Tim Shaffer, and Clute, Texas, native Aaron Reutzel.
“I’m so happy to get it done here tonight for my guys. Paul Silva and the crew built this car this morning; this is a brand new car from the tires up. We got here just in time to catch the drivers meeting and get in the seat for hot laps,” Kyle Larson said, driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Brandt/Eneos/Finley Farms/Priority Aviation/No. 57 sprinter. “I made a mistake last night and it cost us a car. This really makes up for that. I’ve now won in every kind of car I have ever raced here at Eldora. That’s pretty cool considering I’ve only raced here like ten times.”
Forced to start on the outside of row four by way of dash result, Larson, who was taking advantage of an off-weekend from NASCAR competition to battle with Tony Stewart’s All Stars, wasted little time advancing to the front of the field, boosting himself to fourth as the front-runners raced by the flagstand for the first time.
By lap seven, Larson worked his way to second, now in pursuit of race-long leader, Aaron Reutzel, who owned a commanding lead equalling just over two seconds. Just two circuits later, Larson was on the tail tank of Reutzel, chasing the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry through turns one and two on lap ten, eventually utilizing a slingshot move off of the corner to squeeze between Reutzel and a lapped car as the leaders raced down the back straightaway. Larson’s brave move worked, leading Reutzel to the line to officially lead lap ten.
Although impressive, Larson’s first campaign at the front of the field was short-lived as Dave Blaney was able to put the moves on the NASCAR star by using his preferred line through the middle of the speedway. Soon enough, Blaney caught Larson to take command on lap 13.
A pair of cautions on lap 17 and lap 19 gave Larson two opportunities to regain the top spot from the former World of Outlaws champion. Although the first attempt failed, unable to drive by the Premier Motorsports entry as the pair raced through turns one and two on lap 17, the second attempt proved to be more successful, allowing Larson to build enough momentum on the topside of the speedway to chase down Blaney by lap 23. On lap 24, Larson made a perfect bid for the race lead by sticking a textbook slider between turns one and two. Although escaping into traffic, Blaney never gave up, actually tracking down Larson before attempting a last-ditch effort slider in turn one on the final circuit. The slidejob attempt was unsuccessful.
“I actually saw Dave (Blaney) attempt to drive under me at one point there toward the end,” Kyle Larson continued. “Once I got to the top, I could really build some momentum.”
The victory was Larson’s seventh against the All Star Circuit of Champions.
From The Big E to one of Ohio’s most competitive bullrings, Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing will continue on Sunday evening, June 17, with a visit to Waynesfield Raceway Park just south of Lima. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 3:30 p.m., followed by a mandatory All Star drivers meeting at 5:30 p.m. The first session of All Star hop laps is scheduled to hit the speedway at 6:10 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Waynesfield Raceway Park live on the Web at www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com.
Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway - Saturday, June 16, 2018:
36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing: Round #2
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 46 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Paul McMahan - 13.353 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 13.074 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Dave Blaney
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Josh Baughman
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tim Shaffer
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Spencer Bayston
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Kasey Kahne
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-main: Carl Bowser
JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel
Wix Filters Dash #2: Spencer Bayston
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Tony Stewart
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Kyle Larson
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Jac Haudenschild (+8)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.184; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.206; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.339; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.414; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.493; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.568; 7. 11N-Cap Henry, 13.620; 8. 23-DJ Foos, 13.670; 9. 9J-Dean Jacobs, 14.141; 10. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.924
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.074; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.191; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.288; 4. 17b-Josh Baughman, 13.442; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.764; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.860; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 13.926; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.979; 9. 28-Brian Paulus, 14.093
1. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.219; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.232; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.347; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.508; 5. 51-John Garvin, 13.844; 6. 99-Jay Waugh, 13.986; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.047; 8. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 14.206; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 99.270
1. G1-Gary Taylor, 13.393; 2. 11-Ryan Smith, 13.538; 3. 71x-Gio Scelzi, 13.592; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.637; 5. 17-Caleb Helms, 13.688; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.714; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.732; 8. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.859; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.907
1. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.320; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.333; 3. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 13.375; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.680; 5. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.706; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.707; 7. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 13.720; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.743; 9. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.060
Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 70-Dave Blaney ; 2. 57-Kyle Larson ; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu ; 5. 11N-Cap Henry ; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton ; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White ; 9. 9J-Dean Jacobs ; 10. 23-DJ Foos 
Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17B-Josh Baughman ; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel ; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 5. 7K-Cale Conley ; 6. 28-Brian Paulus ; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair ; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen ; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah 
Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre ; 4. 12N-Cole Duncan ; 5. 99-Jay Waugh ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 7. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall ; 8. 51-John Garvin ; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser 
Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 39-Spencer Bayston ; 2. A79-Brandon Wimmer ; 3. 71X-Gio Scelzi ; 4. 11-Ryan Smith ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 7. 17-Caleb Helms ; 8. 35-Tyler Esh ; 9. G1-Gary Taylor 
Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 4K-Kasey Kahne ; 2. 91-Cale Thomas ; 3. 13-Paul McMahan ; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild ; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer ; 6. 35S-Stuart Brubaker ; 7. 14-Tony Stewart ; 8. 98-Carl Bowser ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker 
Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel ; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo ; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller ; 6. 17B-Josh Baughman 
Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston ; 2. 70-Dave Blaney ; 3. 91-Cale Thomas ; 4. 57-Kyle Larson ; 5. 4K-Kasey Kahne ; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer 
C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 98-Carl Bowser ; 2. 51-John Garvin ; 3. 35-Tyler Esh ; 4. 96AU-Bruce White ; 5. 71-Ayrton Olsen ; 6. 45-Trevor Baker ; 7. G1-Gary Taylor ; 8. 9J-Dean Jacobs ; 9. 23-DJ Foos ; 10. 9X-Paul Nienhiser 
B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart ; 2. 11N-Cap Henry ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 5. 35S-Stuart Brubaker ; 6. 7K-Cale Conley ; 7. 28-Brian Paulus ; 8. 17-Caleb Helms ; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 10. 35R-Ronnie Blair ; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler ; 12. 98-Carl Bowser ; 13. 99-Jay Waugh ; 14. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall ; 15. 51-John Garvin ; 16. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 17. 22B-Ryan Broughton ; 18. 49-Shawn Dancer 
A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson ; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo ; 3. 70-Dave Blaney ; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel ; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller ; 7. 13-Paul McMahan ; 8. 71X-Gio Scelzi ; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 10. 24-Rico Abreu ; 11. 3-Jac Haudenschild ; 12. 91-Cale Thomas ; 13. 11-Ryan Smith ; 14. 11N-Cap Henry ; 15. 12N-Cole Duncan ; 16. 14-Tony Stewart ; 17. 17B-Josh Baughman ; 18. O7-Gerard McIntyre ; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 20. 4K-Kasey Kahne ; 21. 39-Spencer Bayston ; 22. A79-Brandon Wimmer ; 23. 7K-Cale Conley ; 24. 5T-Travis Philo ; 25. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 26. 10H-Chad Kemenah  Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-9), Kyle Larson (10-12), Dave Blaney (13-23), Kyle Larson (24-30)
All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/16/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1832
2. Carson Macedo - 1832
3. Jac Haudenschild - 1816
4. Chad Kemenah - 1780
5. Parker Price-Miller - 1746
6. Dave Blaney - 1702
7. Paul McMahan - 1610
8. Cale Conley - 1560
9. Carl Bowser - 1520
10. Brandon Spithaler - 1520
Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Standings: (after 6/16/2018)
1. Paul McMahan - 286
2. Jac Haudenschild - 272
3. Tim Shaffer - 272
4. Cale Thomas - 268
5. Carson Macedo - 268
6. Gio Scelzi - 266
7. Cole Duncan - 258
8. Danny Dietrich - 258
9. Parker Price-Miller - 254
10. Kyle Larson - 254
Saturday, June 16, 2018
In the regular 25-lap sprint car feature, Lucas Wolfe scored his second win of the season.
Robert Ballou started second and grabbed the race lead at the start of the 30-lap Eastern Storm main event. Bacon passed C.J. Leary for second on the first lap. Windom started fifth and moved into fourth with a pass of Tim Buckwalter. Fast timer Kevin Thomas Jr. was also moving forward and into the top five.
Bacon caught Ballou, but couldn’t make a pass for the lead on a fast racing surface.
The leaders had a close call with a slower car on the front stretch while Windom raced by Leary and into third.
The first caution of the race flew with 13 laps completed.
Windom, the defending USAC sprint car champion, challenged Bacon for second following the restart as the top three raced under a blanket. Bacon took the lead from Ballou off turn two on lap 21.
Windom took second one lap later.
Windom closed on Bacon and took the lead on lap 26 off turn two.
A caution flag slowed the pace with two laps to go.
Windom, of Canton, Ill., controlled the final laps scoring the $6,000 win.
“This win means a lot,” Windom said. “It was so cool to get the first Silver Crown win here (last year). It’s an historical place to win at. This car was awesome.”
Bacon, Ballou, Thomas Jr. and Pennsylvania’s Buckwalter completed the top five. Dave Darland, Chase Stockon, Tyler Courtney, Justin Grant and Leary rounded out the top 10.
Thomas Jr. set fast time and a new track record during qualifying with a lap of 19.509. The top eight drivers all broke the previous record of 20.035. Zach Daum, Jerry Coons Jr. and Tony DiMattia won the heat races.
Matt Boland, Frankie Herr and Jordan Givler won the sprint car heats and started at the front of the 25-lap main event.
Boland led the opening five laps before Herr got by with defending track champion Freddie Rahmer in third.
Sixth starting Lucas Wolfe moved into third as Rahmer took the lead from Herr on lap 12. Wolfe nearly took the lead with one move, but instead only took second from Herr.
Wolfe, of Mechanicsburg, got another good run off the bottom of turn four and got next to Rahmer nipping him at the line for the lead by .030. Wolfe jumped the cushion in turn two giving the lead back to Rahmer, but the caution flag flew and Wolfe reassumed the lead for the restart with six laps to go.
Wolfe controlled the restart and dominated the final laps winning by 3.377 seconds over Rahmer. He earned $3,800 and a free tire.
“I was able to move around a little bit and I found the bottom was a little bit better than what Freddie was doing,” said Wolfe. “It wasn’t enough to get him, but he had a little wrinkle once in traffic and I thought I was going to split both of them, but that didn’t quite happen. I was able to get beside him and I was lucky to beat him back to the line.”
T.J. Stutts and Brian Montieth passed Herr finishing third and fourth. Herr finished fifth. Brock Zearfoss, Givler, Steve Buckwalter, Antony Macri and Cory Haas rounded out the top 10.
Eastern Storm continues Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway.
USAC Eastern Storm Sprint Car Feature (30 laps): 1. Chris Windom; 2. Brady Bacon; 3. Robert Ballou; 4. Kevin Thomas Jr.; 5. Timmy Buckwalter; 6. Dave Darland; 7. Chase Stockon; 8. Tyler Courtney; 9. Justin Grant; 10. C.J. Leary; 11. Thomas Meseraull; 12. Jerry Coons Jr.; 13. Isaac Chapple; 14. Chad Boespflug; 15. Kyle Moody; 16. Joey Biasi; 17. Matt Westfall; 18. Jarett Andretti; 19. Trevor Kobylarz; 20. Carmen Perigo Jr.; 21. Zach Daum; 22. Tony DiMattia; 23. Robert Bell.
Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Lucas Wolfe. 2. Freddie Rahmer. 3. T.J. Stutts. 4. Brian Montieth. 5. Frankie Herr. 6. Brock Zearfoss. 7. Jordan Givler. 8. Steve Buckwalter. 9. Anthony Macri. 10. Cory Haas. 11. Kyle Reinhardt. 12. Rick Lafferty. 13. Greg Hodnett. 14. Jessie Attard. 15. Jim Shuster. 16. Troy Fraker. 17. Matt Boland. 18. Rodney Westhafer. 19. Jay Galloway. 20. TJ DeHaven. 21. Mallie Shuster.
McMahan, driver of the Tom Buch-owned/Apex Structures/DMI/No. 13 sprint car, earned his fifth-career All Star victory by displaying patience and persistence, battling within the top-five the entire 40-lap distance before taking over the top spot for the final time on lap 25. With a little help from race leader, Aaron Reutzel, McMahan was able to take advantage of Reutzel’s misfortune with the turn four wall to inherit the top spot, driving on to score his first-ever victory at Attica Raceway Park.
“Today is Bryan Clauson’s birthday and I parked it for him,” said an excited Paul McMahan in Attica victory lane. “This has been a long time coming. I think I ran second here a few times but never got it done. To get it done here tonight to open up Speedweek is pretty special. My team worked their butts off to get us to this point. We have a long week ahead of us. To begin Speedweek with a victory will set the tone for the next eight races.”
Despite the turn four wall being the benefactor, McMahan was in the hunt all 40 circuits. Starting from the inside of row two, McMahan’s first, successful bid for the top spot occurred on lap 19, actually gaining command after race-long leader and NASCAR star, Kyle Larson, made contact with the turn four wall leaving his car heavily damaged. Larson eventually slowed resulting in a caution; he would not return.
On the ensuing restart, Reutzel, the evening’s pole-sitter who was racing in the runner-up spot the entire distance, worked around McMahan to lead lap 20, pounding the cushion in turns three and four to drive around the familiar No. 13 sprinter. Although Reutzel was able to maintain a quick pace around the topside of the speedway, McMahan’s preferred bottom groove was working just fine, keeping pace with the Clute, Texas, native as the laps counted down.
Just four circuits later, Reutzel would fall victim to the same patch of retaining wall as Larson, ultimately making contact with the turn four barrier. Reutzel’s mishap and loss of momentum would allow McMahan to slip by and take control again on lap 25. Keeping pace with McMahan for the next several circuits, Reutzel’s No. 87 would eventually succumb, forced to retire on lap 30.
From that point forward, it was all McMahan at the front of the field, but not without pressure from another NASCAR star, Kasey Kahne. Kahne, who maintained a spot within the top-five all 40 laps after starting alongside McMahan during the initial start, attempted his best Jac Haudenschild impression in an attempt to drive around McMahan for the lead. Fortunately for McMahan, Kahne’s momentum was shut down by the turn four wall, nearly toppling the Kasey Kahne Racing entry before miraculously regaining control. Kahne’s misfortune was enough to allow McMahan to escape from the rest of the field, driving away to a near-three second lead at the finish.
“I was pretty committed to the bottom of the speedway,” McMahan continued. “I’m too old to be up on the top and run the cushion like those guys. We found something with this car that has allowed me to run the bottom and keep good speed. I know (Tom Buch) has a few victories in New York, but I’m pretty sure this is his first win in Ohio. My dad is with me here tonight. I want to wish him a Happy Father’s Day just in case we don’t get to be up here again on Sunday.”
Also utilizing Kahne’s momentum loss, local favorite Byron Reed was able to use a late surge to finish second at the line, followed by Jac Haudenschild, Cale Thomas, and Kasey Kahne.
Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing will continue on Saturday night, June 16, with a visit to The Big E; Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:15 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Friday, June 15, 2018:
36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing: Round #1
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 56 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 12.939 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.257 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Kyle Larson
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Byron Reed
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Gio Scelzi
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Jac Haudenschild
Mobil 1 Heat #5: Cole Duncan
Howard Johnson of Lima D-main: Jordan Ryan
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-main: Justin Peck
JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel
Wix Filters Dash #2: Kyle Larson
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Dave Blaney
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Paul McMahan
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Tim Shaffer (+14)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.311; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.518; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.558; 4. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.630; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.728; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.875; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.892; 8. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 12.911; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.214; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson, 13.234; 11. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.300; 12. 51-John Garvin, 13.480
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.601; 2. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.617; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 12.676; 4. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.798; 5. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.835; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.898; 7. 4L-Cap Henry, 12.913; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.928; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.961; 10. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.274; 11. 19-Mitch Harble, 14.474
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.257; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.399; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi, 12.514; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.803; 5. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.963; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.055; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.107; 8. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.153; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.170; 10. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.311; 11. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.411
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.530; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.679; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.812; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.946; 5. 23X-DJ Foos, 13.012; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.059; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.121; 8. 5X-Justin Peck, 13.140; 9. 17X-Caleb Helms, 13.500; 10. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.555; 11. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 14.355
1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.825; 2. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.825; 3. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 12.851; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.863; 5. G1-Gary Taylor, 13.024; 6. 97-Broc Martin, 13.318; 7. 23-Chase Baker, 13.597; 8. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 13.611; 9. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 14.194; 10. 99-Jay Waugh, 14.223; 11. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.727
Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 57-Kyle Larson ; 2. 13-Paul McMahan ; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston ; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller ; 5. 7K-Cale Conley ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo ; 7. 35S-Stuart Brubaker ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 10. 51-John Garvin ; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler ; 12. 2+-Brian Smith 
Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 5R-Byron Reed ; 2. 17-Josh Baughman ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 4. 4L-Cap Henry ; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 6. 70-Dave Blaney ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael ; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs ; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 10. 9M-Jordan Ryan ; 11. 19-Mitch Harble 
Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71-Gio Scelzi ; 2. 91-Cale Thomas ; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel ; 4. 14-Tony Stewart ; 5. 16-Chris Andrews ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 7. A79-Brandon Wimmer ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger ; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser ; 10. 45-Trevor Baker ; 11. 98-Carl Bowser 
Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo ; 4. 35-Tyler Esh ; 5. 23X-DJ Foos ; 6. 17X-Caleb Helms ; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer ; 8. 5X-Justin Peck ; 9. 70M-Henry Malcuit ; 10. O7-Gerard McIntyre ; 11. 24-Rico Abreu 
Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 22C-Cole Duncan ; 2. 4K-Kasey Kahne ; 3. 11-Ryan Smith ; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 5. 97-Broc Martin ; 6. G1-Gary Taylor ; 7. 99-Jay Waugh ; 8. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall ; 9. 20I-Kesley Ivy ; 10. 23-Chase Baker ; 11. 96AU-Bruce White 
Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel ; 2. 13-Paul McMahan ; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas ; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston ; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan 
Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson ; 2. 4K-Kasey Kahne ; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed ; 5. 17-Josh Baughman ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs 
D-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 9M-Jordan Ryan ; 2. 45-Trevor Baker ; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu ; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler ; 6. 19-Mitch Harble ; 7. 23-Chase Baker ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White ; 10. 51-John Garvin ; 11. 98-Carl Bowser 
C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 5X-Justin Peck ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan ; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger ; 7. 9X-Paul Nienhiser ; 8. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall ; 9. 20I-Kesley Ivy ; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 11. 70M-Henry Malcuit ; 12. 45-Trevor Baker 
B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 70-Dave Blaney ; 2. 97-Broc Martin ; 3. 7K-Cale Conley ; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael ; 7. 16-Chris Andrews ; 8. 23X-DJ Foos ; 9. A79-Brandon Wimmer ; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 11. 35S-Stuart Brubaker ; 12. 99-Jay Waugh ; 13. 49-Shawn Dancer ; 14. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 15. 5X-Justin Peck ; 16. 17X-Caleb Helms ; 17. G1-Gary Taylor 
A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 13-Paul McMahan ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed ; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas ; 5. 4K-Kasey Kahne ; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan ; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston ; 8. 14-Tony Stewart ; 9. 71-Gio Scelzi ; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah ; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 14. 3G-Carson Macedo ; 15. 17-Josh Baughman ; 16. 4L-Cap Henry ; 17. 4-Parker Price-Miller ; 18. 11-Ryan Smith ; 19. 7K-Cale Conley ; 20. 35-Tyler Esh ; 21. 22-Brandon Spithaler ; 22. 87-Aaron Reutzel ; 23. 57-Kyle Larson ; 24. 98-Carl Bowser ; 25. 97-Broc Martin ; 26. 70-Dave Blaney  Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1-18), Paul McMahan (19), Aaron Reutzel (20-24) Paul McMahan (25-40)
All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/15/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1692
2. Jac Haudenschild - 1688
3. Carson Macedo - 1686
4. Chad Kemenah - 1678
5. Parker Price-Miller - 1608
6. Dave Blaney - 1558
7. Paul McMahan - 1474
8. Cale Conley - 1456
9. Carl Bowser - 1430
10. Brandon Spithaler - 1430
Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Standings: (after 6/15/2018)
1. Paul McMahan - 150
2. Byron Reed - 146
3. Jac Haudenschild - 144
4. Cale Thomas - 142
5. Kasey Kahne - 140
6. Cole Duncan - 138
7. Spencer Bayston - 136
8. Tony Stewart - 134
9. Gio Scelzi - 132
10. Tim Shaffer - 130
The “Mad Man” Kerry Madsen won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 40-lap Feature alongside Schatz. Local driver Austin Pierce brought out the first of many cautions in the lengthy event, flipping off the banking on the opening lap. Pierce, the 2017 NOSA Sprints Champion, was uninjured in the accident.
Madsen got the jump on the start once again, utilizing the bottom of the speedway as Schatz pounded the cushion. Lap 6 saw third-starting Austin McCarl go for a light tumble in turn four, bringing out the Red Flag once again. McCarl completed the race with a damaged top wing.
Four laps later, Cory Eliason and Jade Hastings bounced off the racing surface, bringing out another caution and keeping the leaders out of lapped traffic. On each restart, Schatz, on the top, was able to stay with Madsen for a lap or two before the Australian would distance himself on the bottom.
Sheldon Haudenschild’s Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing No.17 lost power while running sixth on Lap 17, bringing out the caution. A caution on the ensuing double-file restart brought the field back to Green under single-file conditions.
Following that caution, for the first time, the leaders reached traffic on the bullring. Lapped cars were littered all over the racing surface. Madsen was able to clear the first few cars getting underneath them while remaining committed to the bottom. Schatz would follow suit on the bottom by some of the lappers, but the entire capacity crowd at River Cities Speedway knew the Tony Stewart Racing No.15 would be able to maintain speed on the cushion as well.
Schatz capitalized on Madsen’s inability to clear a slower car on the backstretch, powering around the No.2M off of turn four to lead Lap 25. Schatz used the same line to clear the lapped car before getting back to the bottom to protect the lead.
Brad Sweet followed Schatz on the cushion around Madsen as well and would line up next to Schatz with eight laps remaining after the caution flew for Jason Johnson. Schatz motored away on the restart and did the same thing on the final restart with four laps to go to win his 11th Feature of the 2018 campaign and extend his lead atop the Point Standings.
Sweet would finish 2.369 seconds behind the Fargo, ND native with Madsen settling for third.
“I kept trying that top and I knew if we got into traffic I might be able to make it work,” Schatz said in Victory Lane. When asked about the multitude of cautions, Schatz simply cited that they are part of racing, but the early cautions had him wondering how the track would change as the race would go on. The North Dakota native savored the emotion of the hometown victory saying, “You never know when your last win is going to be.”
Brad Sweet was upbeat about his runner-up finish. “We were fast, I had a couple of lines working in one and two. I would have liked to give Donny a better run for his money, but he never missed a mark out front. Eventually, we’ll figure out how to beat him here,” Sweet added with a smile.
Kerry Madsen led the first 24 laps but settled for third after losing the lead in lapped traffic. “I didn’t do a good enough job. I became immobile in traffic. I tried to play a patient game and I should have been more aggressive,” Madsen said honestly before thanking his team for giving him a great car.
Shane Stewart had a strong run coming from 11th to finish fourth with Daryn Pittman completing the top five. Dominic Scelzi charged from 21st to sixth, but Mark Dobmeier grabbed KSE Hard Charger honors coming from a provisional starting 25th to finish ninth. The massive crowd at River Cities was engaged all evening, especially when track regular Thomas Kennedy set Quick Time and won his Heat Race.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season Sunday at Nodak Speedway in Minot, ND. If you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!
Feature (40 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [$5,500]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [$2,500]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [$2,300]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [$2,100]; 9. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [$1,250]; 10. 5-David Gravel [$2,000]; 11. 83-Cory Eliason [$1,500]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [$1,100]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [$1,050]; 15. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [$1,000]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [$900]; 17. 19L-R.J. Johnson [$800]; 18. 17A-Austin McCarl [$800]; 19. 8H-Jade Hastings [$800]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [$800]; 21. 27-Chris Ranten [$800]; 22. 41-Jason Johnson [$800]; 23. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [$800]; 24. 9N-Wade Nygaard [$]; 25. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [$800]; 26. 2A-Austin Pierce [$800]
Qualifying: 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, 10.367; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl, 10.434; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.444; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.482; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.502; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.509; 7. 27-Chris Ranten, 10.519; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.537; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.544; 10. 5-David Gravel, 10.567; 11. 83-Cory Eliason, 10.58; 12. 19L-R.J. Johnson, 10.639; 13. 19-Brent Marks, 10.669; 14. 8H-Jade Hastings, 10.671; 15. 2-Shane Stewart, 10.724; 16. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.75; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.755; 18. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.779; 19. 41-Jason Johnson, 10.799; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 10.799; 21. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 10.804; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.807; 23. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 10.81; 24. 2A-Austin Pierce, 10.835; 25. 10TRB-Bob Martin, 10.896; 26. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 10.897; 27. 20A-Jordan Adams, 10.976; 28. 26-Blake Egeland, 10.998; 29. 13-Clyde Knipp, 11.098; 30. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 11.103; 31. 55-Nick Ranten, 11.226; 32. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.339; 33. 8-Jack Croaker, 11.429; 34. 1AJ-Trevor Mell, 11.578; 35. 14-Tom Egeland, NT
Heat #1 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz ; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman ; 4. 19-Brent Marks ; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart ; 6. 6N-Greg Nikitenko ; 7. 10TRB-Bob Martin ; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp ; 9. 8-Jack Croaker 
Heat #2 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 17A-Austin McCarl ; 2. 49-Brad Sweet ; 3. 5-David Gravel ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 5. 8H-Jade Hastings ; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi ; 7. 9N-Wade Nygaard ; 8. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier ; 9. 1AJ-Trevor Mell 
Heat #3 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen ; 2. 83-Cory Eliason ; 3. 2-Shane Stewart ; 4. 41-Jason Johnson ; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg ; 6. 27-Chris Ranten ; 7. 20A-Jordan Adams ; 8. 55-Nick Ranten ; 9. 14-Tom Egeland 
Heat #4 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 1A-Jacob Allen ; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 3. 2A-Austin Pierce ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen ; 5. 7S-Jason Sides ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson ; 7. 19L-R.J. Johnson ; 8. 26-Blake Egeland 
Sears Craftsman Dash (8 Laps): 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz ; 3. 17A-Austin McCarl ; 4. 83-Cory Eliason ; 5. 49-Brad Sweet ; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen ; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 8. 21K-Thomas Kennedy 
Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [-]; 2. 19L-R.J. Johnson [-]; 3. 27-Chris Ranten [-]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [-]; 5. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier [$300]; 6. 10TRB-Bob Martin [$250]; 7. 20A-Jordan Adams [$225]; 8. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [$200]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [$200]; 10. 8-Jack Croaker [$200]; 11. 26-Blake Egeland [$200]; 12. 9N-Wade Nygaard [$200]; 13. 55-Nick Ranten [$200]; 14. 1AJ-Trevor Mell [$200]; 15. 14-Tom Egeland [$200]; Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-24, Donny Schatz 25-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 13JT-Mark Dobmeier[+16]
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (June 12, 2018) – “Double-D” Danny Dietrich put together an impressive streak of finishes during the recent weekend, scoring four consecutive top-ten performances from June 7 through June 10, highlighting the weekend with three podium runs, two of which against the All Star Circuit of Champions in New York.
Dietrich, a five-time winner during sprint car competition thus far in 2018, kicked-off his extended weekend with a third place finish at BAPS Motor Speedway near York Haven, Pa., on Thursday, June 7, followed by a second place finish against Tony Stewart’s All Stars at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on Friday, June 8.
Continuing All Star competition in the Empire State, Dietrich rallied from 17th to finish seventh at Stateline Speedway near Jamestown, N.Y., on Saturday, June 9, all capped off with a third place performance during feature competition at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport on Sunday, June 10. Dietrich’s weekend stats were more than impressive, advancing a grand total of 29 positions over the course of four main events, all of which contested at four different tracks in two states.
“To put together a stretch of solid finishes like that says a lot about this team. I’m proud of my guys and what we were able to accomplish last weekend,” Dietrich explained, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “It’s fun to head out on the road like that and visit some different areas. We have a lot of racing ahead of us. Hopefully we can keep this streak alive.”
Up next on the schedule, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will venture west and rejoin the All Star Circuit of Champions for a series of starts in the Buckeye State, anxious to tackle the 36th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Dietrich, the reigning Central PA Sprint Series point champion, will join the All Stars during Speedweek events at Attica Raceway Park (6/15), Eldora Speedway (6/16), Waynesfield Raceway Park (6/17), Wayne County Speedway (6/18), Sharon Speedway (6/19), Atomic Speedway (6/20), and Muskingum County Speedway (6/21). Each event will award a $5,000 top prize.
If things go well during the early segment of Dietrich’s Speedweek schedule, the Gary Kauffman Racing entry will stay in Ohio and compete in the remaining Speedweek events including the inaugural Rick Ferkel Classic/Speedweek finale at Atomic Speedway worth $10,000 on June 23.
Dietrich will enter Ohio Sprint Speedweek with seven top-ten finishes against the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018, all of which accumulated during ten main event starts.
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.
Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/. Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track.
2018 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: (thru June 12, 2018)
2018 Highlights: Earned three top-ten finishes against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during trip to Florida in early February, all highlighted with a seventh place finish at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. Earned win at Lincoln Speedway on 3/10 worth $3,500. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway during Sprint Spring Championship ($5,000). Earned pair of seventh place finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on April 6-7. Picked up second win of 2018 at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 8. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 13. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 20. Earned third victory of season on Saturday, April 21, at Lincoln Speedway. Rallied from 12th to finish sixth during Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 28. Finished fifth during World Championship preliminary feature on Friday, April 27. Earned runner-up performance at Williams Grove Speedway on May 4. Earned fourth win of season on Saturday, May 5, at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second during WoO Tuneup at Williams Grove Speedway on May 11. Finished sixth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale ($10,000-to-win) at Port Royal Speedway. Earned first Williams Grove Speedway victory of the season on Friday, June 1. Earned four consecutive top-ten finishes from June 7-10, three of which during All Star Circuit of Champions competition in New York.
2018 Wins: 5 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)
MYERSTOWN, Pa. (June 12, 2018) – Capping off an impressive stretch of World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition that included one victory and three consecutive top-five finishes, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks made the most of his recent visit to Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway on Tuesday evening, June 5, not only securing his third top-five finish in three starts, but doing so from the outside of row seven.
Marks, driver of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 19 sprint car, started 14th and drove to fifth at Fairbury, actually battling as high as fourth in the running order during certain segments of the main event. The second-year Outlaw traveler secured his place in the main event by finishing fifth during his respective heat race.
“It ended up being a really good night for us. What a cool facility. It was a really small track, but we seemed to get comfortable pretty quick,” Marks said of Fairbury. “Things didn’t go as well as we would have liked them to at Jackson Motorplex, but we’ll take the good with the bad and move forward. The season is still young. We have plenty of opportunities ahead of us.”
Unfortunately, Marks was unable to continue his top-five streak during competition at Jackson Motorplex on June 7-9, highlighting his three-day turned two-day campaign at the 40th Annual Jackson Nationals with a 15th place finish during the $40,000-to-win finale on Saturday evening, June 9.
Brent Marks will continue his 2018 World of Outlaws campaign with a two-race march through North Dakota, set to visit River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks on Friday, June 15, followed by a stop at Nodak Speedway in Minot on Sunday, June 17. Marks will enter the weekend 11th in the World Of Outlaws championship standings, just 30 markers outside of the top-ten.
Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com.
Fans are encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks, https://twitter.com/brentmarks19?lang=en and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing. 2018 Brent Marks Racing apparel is now available and will be available for purchase at each and every World of Outlaws event.
2018 Brent Marks Racing WoO Statistics: (thru June 12, 2018)
WoO Top-5s: 3
WoO Top-10s: 9
WoO Wins: 1 (Wilmot [Wis.] Raceway – 6/2)
Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0
2018 Highlights: Earned one top-ten finish with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, as well as one top-ten finish with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, each during DIRTcar Nationals action at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. Charged from 25th to finish ninth at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas with the World of Outlaws on February 28 – KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished tenth with the World of Outlaws at Arizona (Ariz.) Speedway on April 7. Finished tenth with World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, April 21. I-55 finish earned Marks KSE Hard Charger Award (+12 positions). Advanced from 13th to finish ninth during Texas Outlaw Nationals finale at Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Texas). Finished seventh at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Saturday, May 5. Earned KSE Hard Charger Award at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday, May 25 – charged from 20th to finish 12th. Earned pair of top-ten finishes (eighth and ninth, respectively) during Weikert Memorial programs at Port Royal Speedway. Earns back-to-back World of Outlaws top-five finishes during action at I-96 (Mich.) Speedway and Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway on June 1-2; won at Wilmot Raceway for first-ever WoO victory. Earned third consecutive WoO top-ten during action at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway on Tuesday, June 5.
JONESTOWN, Pa. (June 12, 2018) – Although kicking off the long weekend with a fourth place run at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, June 7, Brock Zearfoss’ trip to the Empire State with the All Star Circuit of Champions was accomplished, yet disappointing, all at the same time.
Although qualifying for all three main events, setting back-to-back fast time awards during qualifying time trials at Outlaw Speedway and Stateline Speedway, respectively, and earning All Star dash victories at Stateline Speedway and Weedsport Speedway, Zearfoss’ main event attempts seemed doomed from the start.
After getting involved in a red flag incident during main event action at Outlaw Speedway on Friday, June 8, Zearfoss’ potential was cut short yet again on Saturday during main event action at Stateline Speedway. The “Jonestown Jet” was scheduled to start on the pole, but a stuck air bleeder in the right-rear wheel forced Zearfoss to go pit-side before the start. On a positive note, Zearfoss was able to recover in a big way after going to the tail of the field, ultimately charging ahead from 23rd to finish 12th.
Zearfoss’ New York trip ended on Sunday at Weedsport Speedway, and in similar, unfortunate fashion, all potential was cut off during the evening’s main event. After starting on the pole, an equipment malfunction while entering turn one on the initial start forced Zearfoss to spin in front of the field collecting Dave Blaney. Both drivers walked away unharmed.
“We had a lot of fun in New York. The results didn’t do us much justice, but we were quick all weekend. I wish we could do those three races all over again,” Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Meckley’s Limestone/Central Builders Supply Co./Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Creekside Roofing and Siding/Bargain Barn/No. 3Z sprint car. “I can’t thank my family and my team enough for their hard work and support this weekend. We went up there and proved we have the speed to compete anywhere. We have some other big trips planned this summer. We’ll get to try again soon.”
Brock Zearfoss will continue his 2018 campaign with a pair of routine stops in Central Pennsylvania during the upcoming weekend, first visiting the famed Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 15, followed by a stop at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday, June 16. Zearfoss owns main event victories at each of the Central Pennsylvania facilities.
Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Roofing and Siding, Bargain Barn, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, PAC Racing Springs, GME Steering, K1 RaceGear, Simpson Race Products, Arai Helmets, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.
Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com, or at www.brockzearfoss.com. Be sure to “follow” the “Jonestown Jet” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brock_zearfoss and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockzearfossracing.
2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway)
2017 Wins: 7 (Port Royal Speedway x5 including Open Wheel Madness)(Williams Grove Speedway – World of Outlaws; Billy Kimmel Memorial). 2017 Port Royal Speedway Track Champion.
2018 Top-5s: 10
2018 Top-10s: 15
2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway)
2018 Highlights: Brock Zearfoss finished fifth during the 2018 Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 11. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway (10th) and Port Royal Speedway (6th) on March 30 & 31. Charged from 22nd to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 7. Finished second during All Star sanctioned Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on April 13. Charged from 26th to 15th during All Star sanctioned Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway on April 14. Earned victories at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21. Finished fifth with URC Sprint Car Series at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 21. Finished fourth during Sprint Car World Championship last chance feature on Saturday, April 28. Finished 11th with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Williams Grove Speedway on May 4. Earned pair of top-five finishes during Bob Weikert Memorial weekend at Port Royal Speedway. Finished sixth during Walt Dyer Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway on June 7. Earned pair of fast time awards during All Star competition at Outlaw (N.Y.) Speedway and Stateline (N.Y.) Speedway on June 8-9, respectively.
USAC Eastern Storm To Hit Williams Grove Friday, Winged & Wingless 410 Sprints Will Compete In One Big Show
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mechanicsburg – KRS Graphics will present the USAC Sprints Eastern Storm Tour coming up this Friday, June 15 at 7:30 pm at Williams Grove Speedway.
The mighty wingless USAC 410 sprint cars will share the Williams Grove stage on this night with the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints, making the Friday show at The Grove a can’t miss open wheel sprint car delight.
The Eastern Storm USAC event will pay the wingless stars a hefty $6,000 to win their 30-lap main while the regular 410 sprints race for $3,800 to win.
Adult general admission is $25 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.
Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.
Last year, in the first wingless sprint car event at the track since 2002 and the first USAC appearance at the track since 1996, Kevin Thomas Jr. of Cullman, Alabama, took the Williams Grove USAC payday.
Thomas is the current USAC National point leader as the series heads into Williams Grove Speedway this Friday for what will be leg number two of a six-night swing by the USACers through the eastern states.
Thomas has two wins to his credit on the tour this season while Chris Windom, West Lafayette, Ind.; Dave Darland, Kokomo, Ind.; and Brady Bacon, Broken Arrow, Okla.; each own one on the year. Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, Ind.; sits atop the tour win list to date this season with three.
All of the above drivers and many more national stars are expected at Williams Grove for the Eastern Storm racing program on Friday night.
And of course fans will also get to see all the WilliamsGrove winged 410 sprint car stars for good measure as the division comptes in a regular program of heats and a 25-lap main event.
Coming off of a win on June 8, Greg Hodnett currently leads Lucas Wolfe in the battle to be the 2018 Williams Grove Speedway sprint car track champion.
TJ Stutts, Danny Dietrich and Freddie Rahmer currently reside inside the top-five in season points.
Keep up to all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Facebook and Twitter
PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR JOE WHITCOMB MEMORIAL FOR 360 SPRINTS, SUPER LATE MODELS, PRO STOCKS & ROADRUNNERS ON ADVANCED CONCRETE SYSTEMS NIGHT THIS SATURDAY
Saturday night’s racing program will be sponsored by Advanced Concrete Systems and will also feature the super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners. Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. and grandstand gates at 5 p.m.
The 25-lap Whitcomb Memorial will pay $2,271 to win and $271 to start. The format will be posted this week.
The super late models will compete in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win. The pro stocks and roadrunners will race in 15- and 12-lap main events, respectively.
Previous winners of the Whitcomb Memorial include Nate Snyder of Halifax (2004); Kevin Nagy of East Brunswick, N.J. (2005); Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove (2006, 2007, 2008); Pat Cannon of Etters (2009, 2010, 2013); TJ Stutts of Liverpool (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015); and Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J. (2016). Snyder, who has not been racing this season, won last year’s race.
Whitcomb, a dedicated racer most of his life, began his career in go-karts at the age of seven. He won hundreds of races in karting and was a three-time national karting champion. A highlight during his karting career was an appearance on ESPN.
In 2001, Whitcomb became a regular competitor at Selinsgrove in the 358 sprint car, driving his trademark blue and yellow number 71 racer. That year, Whitcomb became Selinsgrove Speedway’s Sportsman of the Year.
Whitcomb won his first sprint car race at Selinsgrove on June 8, 2002, ending the five-race winning streak of champion Chad Layton. Whitcomb also won sprint car races at Williams Grove and Bridgeport Speedways during his racing career.
For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can also be reached at 570.374.2266.
Purse for 25-Lap 360 Sprint Car Joe Whitcomb Memorial Saturday, June 16, 2018: 1) $2,271 2) $1,200 3) $1,000 4) $800 5) $700 6) $600 7) $550 8) $500 9) $450 10) $425 11) $400 12) $375 13) $350 14) $325 15) $300 16-24) $271
Also Racing: Super Late Models, Pro Stocks & Roadrunners
Gates Open: Pits 4PM; Grandstand 5PM
Race Time: 7PM
Admission for Saturday, June 18, 2018: Adults $15; Students (12-17) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30