Sunday, March 26, 2017

SCOTT GEESEY OPENS 2017 SEASON WITH IMPRESSIVE SUPER SPORTSMAN WIN Randy Christine, Jr., Eddie Richards and Scott Houdeshell Share Opening Night Laurels



Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway


YORK HAVEN, PA…3/25/17
Scott Geesey made a strong statement in Saturday night’s season opener at Susquehanna Speedway.

After finishing in a tie with Russ Mitten for the 2016 track championship (Mitten was champ based on wins), Geesey drove through the field from his 15th starting spot to secure the opening night win in the 25-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature.

Aboard his Kreitzer Excavating, Crredit Connection Auto Sales, Silver Lake Inn, Rumbergers Automotive Service Center No. 41, the Wellsville driver worked his way past leader Paul Miller on the 19th lap and drove off for the feature win.

Miller led first three laps of the feature before giving way to defending track champ Mitten, who led until lap 11 when Miller regained the top spot.

Miller settled for the runner-up finish with Gregg Foster taking third, 19th starting and B-Main winner Scott Dellinger coming through for an impressive fourth with 12th starter Davey Walsh rounding out the top five.

Rich Eichelberger was sixth trailed by Doug Dodson, Mike Enders, Tony Jackson and Kenny Edkin.

Eichelberger, Frankie Herr and Devin Beidel were heat race winners for the 29 Super Sportsman. Dellinger was the B-Main winner.

Herr was a flip victim late in the feature while Beidel saw his race car go up in flames early in the feature. Neither driver was injured.

Randy Christine, Jr. took a big step in defending his 2016 track championship by wiring the field in the 25-lap Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Model feature.

By virtue of drawing the pole for the feature, the Manchester driver was never seriously challenged in scoring the opening night win in his No. 74 machine.

Brad Shank ran second the entire distance while Sean Merkel finished third over ninth starter Brian Shuey and Justin Ehrhart.

Chase Billet came home sixth over 18th starter Randy Stroudt, 23rd starter and ArtWerks Hard Charger Cam Zeigler, Charles Potts and Matt Murphy.

Shank, Ehrhart and Chase Billet for were heat winners for the 24-car field.

Scott Houdeshell led all 20 laps to score the win in the ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends feature.

Houdeshell withstood five cautions, including one with two laps remaining to secure the win over Travis Perry, Jeff Herbst, Mason Chaney and Lucas Montgomery with Bill Diehl, Bob Stough, Bob Scott, Jr., Justin Forbes and Tim O’Sheehan the top ten finishers.

Harlon Leppo, Chaney and Stough were Legend heat winners. There were 24 cars pitside.

The 20-lap Morgan Paving./Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock feature had all kinds of action at the front as defending champion Mike Potts led the first 11 laps before pitting with a flat tire.

This turned the lead to Kevin Sigler but Sigler and two more frontrunners were involved in crashes before a lap could be complete.

Eddie Richards, who started eighth assumed command of the feature and would score the win ahead of Potts, who drove back through the field.

Jim Palm started 23rd and finished third earning the ArtWerks Hard Charger ahead of Ryan Smith and Matt Adams with Chad Stine, Doug Barber, Craig Morgan, Daren Rice and David Dietz completing the top ten finishers.

Smith and Joey Hoffer won heats for the 24 Street Stocks.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action Saturday night, April 1 on Tyson Fence Night featuring the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman, the Mason Dixon Shootout Series for the Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Models, the Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks and the Superior Homes Extreme Stocks. Racing begins at 6PM.

There will also be a Test ‘N’ Tune on Wednesday night, April 5 from 6-9PM at the Speedway.


SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY
RACE RESULTS 3/25/17

Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman (25 Laps)
1. 41- Scott Geesey, 2. 58- Paul Miller, 3. 32- Gregg Foster, 4. 30- Scott Dellinger, 5. 20W- Davey Walsh, 6. 8- Rich Eichelberger, 7. 54- Doug Dodson, 8. 3B- Mike Enders, 9. 17J- Tony Jackson, 10. 75- Kenny Edkin, 11. 1A- Chase Gutshall, 12. 7- Timmie Barrick, 13. 27- Troy Hockenberry, 14. 32W- Garrett Williamson, 15. 83- Bruce Buckwalter Jr., 16. 2M- Matt Ondek, 17. 23- Justin Foster, 18. 24- Justin Williams, 19. 77- Russ Mitten, 20. 44- Russ Lebo, 21. 70D- Frankie Herr, 22. 14- Nate Young, 23. 19- Devin Beidel, 24. 7L- Todd Leonard

Did Not Qualify: 10 -Troy Rhome ( Scratched from Feature ), 222- Jay Fannasy, 77w- Tom Wyckoff, 91- Lanny Hake, 13- Luke Deatrick

ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends (20 laps)
1. 5- Scott Houdeshell 2. 19- Travis Perry, 3. 18H- Jeff Herbst, 4. 8CR- Mason Chaney, 5. 15- Lucas Montgomery, 6. 53- Bill Diehl, 7. 0- Bob Stough, 8. 47- Bob Scott Jr., 9. 69X- Justin Forbes, 10. 519- Tim Osheehan, 11. 9- Rick Hartwig, 12. M1- John Kooti, 13. 13R- Joe Radle, 14. 66- Trent Yoder, 15. 7MD- Nathan Renfro, 16. 2A- Ken Boyce, 17. 18S- Jorje Sweger, 18. 85- Chad Earnst, 19. 6- Todd Rahley, 20. 8- Robert Shaw, 21. 3AU- Hayden Pascoe, 22. 58Z- Zachary Settle, 23. 99- Wayne Welsh 24. 15H- Harlon Leppo.

Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Models (25 Laps)
1. 74- Randy Christine Jr., 2. 57- Brad Shank, 3. 118- Sean Merkel, 4. 177- Brian Shuey, 5. 69- Justin Ehrhart, 6. 22- Chase Billet, 7. NINE- Randy Stoudt, 8. 99W- Cam Zeigler, 9. 5- Charles Potts, 10. 21M- Matt Murphy, 11. 8- Taylor Farlling, 12. 19L- Dave Latsha, 13. 46- Daniel Green, 14. 3- Ron Kline, 15. 3B- Cameron Benyou, 16. 33s- Bryon Sipe, 17. 20- Steve Billet, 18. 72- Wayne Pfeil
Did Not Start: 22B- Mark Billet, 89- Sonny Norris, 16- Cory Merkel, 22H- Eric Hohol, 19- Drew Weisser, 98W- Chaz Walls

Morgan Paving./AquaFun Pools Street Stocks (20 Laps)
1. FOUR- Eddie Richards, 2. M1- Mike Potts, 3. 7P- Jim Palm, 4. 59- Ryan Smith, 5. 9- Matt Adams, 6. 19- Chad Stine, 7. 63- Doug Barber, 8. 11- Craig Morgan, 9. 8- Daren Rice, 10. 71- David Dietz, 11. 88P- Brett Pickel, 12. 64- Brandon Wanner, 13. 12- Scott Thunberg, 14. 7S- Kevin Sigler, 15. 91- Dalton Frye, 16. 21- Joey Hoffer, 17. 54J- Jimmy Combs, 18. 0- Richie Dobson.
Did Not Start: 86- Scott Strickler, 32- Brad Bingaman

Lynton Jeffrey Invades For Port Royal Sprint Opener Victory

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Lynton Jeffrey of Prairie City, Iowa, held off Dale Blaney to win Saturday’s 2017 season opener for sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway.

Jeffrey took home $3,500 for the victory after taking the lead early from Rick Lafferty.
In the 35-lap blastoff for super late models, Jason Covert of York pulled off a last lap, last corner stunner to take the $3,000 victory.

And Andrew Yoder of Middleburg scored the $1,000 Mason Dixon Shootout Series event for limited late models to round out the program.

Lafferty and Jeffrey started on the front row of the 410 sprint car main with Lafferty leading the first lap and Jeffrey in his shadow.

Jeffrey pulled the trigger on the second tour to grab command of the field before entering the backmarkers on the ninth lap.

Lafferty chased him into traffic, trying to keep pace before third starter Dale Blaney got around for second on the 17th tour.

Blaney then began slowly reeling in leader Jeffrey and with three to go he took his shot for the win.
He stuffed the Zemco No. 1 sprinter deep into the first corner and briefly took the lead before Jeffrey used the cushion to slingshot back around for the lead as the pair shot onto the backstretch.

And that took the wind out of Blaney’s sails as Jeffrey pulled out to a 1.025 second advantage at the finish to become the 188th different winner of a sprint car main in Port Royal history.
Greg Hodnett got by Lafferty for third with two laps to go, forcing Lafferty to finish fourth with Mike Wagner ending up fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Doug Esh, Brock Zearfoss, Dylan Cisney, Mark Smith and TJ Stutts.
Heats went to Zearfoss and Stutts.

Polesitter Jason Covert took the lead at the start of the super late model main trailed by fourth starter Dylan Yoder on the first lap after Yoder made a two-car pass to get the spot.

Covert held sway with Yoder trying time after time to get into a position that could net him control but it took a restart on the 13th lap to get him the point.

He used the restart to bolt around Covert and take control before getting away with the lead.
However his mount began puffing smoke of some sort as he held the lead and that smoke turned terminal with nine laps to go when it forced him to roll to a stop on the track, wiping out a 2.119 second lead and handing over the point to third starter Kenny Moreland.

Moreland had wrestled second from Gary Stuhler on the 23rd lap with Covert having fallen back to fourth.
Covert got around Stuhler for second as he began to rebound with eight laps to go but as the race wore on to the finish it seemed that Covert was just too far away to make a serious bid for the win.
With two laps to go it still looked that way but just after taking the white flag Covert found enough muscle to pull alongside Moreland as the pair hit the first corner however Moreland had enough momentum to roll back into weak control in the second corner.

But Covert wasn’t done yet and he used the last two corners to race to Moreland’s inside again and the pair exited the fourth corner in a furious race to the finish with Covert edging ahead to the line, taking the win by an amazing .182 seconds.

Moreleand was second followed by Stuhler, Mike Lupfer and Gregg Satterlee.
Sixth through 10th went to Coleby Frye, Rick Singleton, Nick Dickson, Jeff Rine and Trent Brenneman.

Heats for the 32 late models went to Covert, Stuhler, Moreland in a last to first performance, and Yoder. Tim Wilson scored the consolation race.

Tim Krape led the first 10 laps of the 20-lap limited late model main before Andrew Yoder took over after starting third in the field.

Yoder was never challenged for the win after taking control as he ran to a 1.931 second win.
Rance Garlock took second from Krape with five laps to go.
Robbie Black rode home third followed by Krape and Mike Walls.
Sixth through 10th went to Justin Weaver, Shaun Miller, Jim Yoder, Derrick Quade and Devin Hart.
Heats went to Dillan Stake, JR Toner and Garlock with the consolation going to Todd Snook.

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Feature Finishes
3/25/17
Sprint Cars, 25 laps: 1. Lynton Jeffrey, 2. Dale Blaney, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Rick Lafferty, 5. Mike Wagner, 6. Doug Esh, 7. Brock Zearfoss, 8. Dylan Cisney, 9. Mark Smith, 10. TJ Stutts, 11. Logan Wagner, 12. Tyler Bear, 13. AJ Flick, 14. Kody Lehman, 15. Danny Massey, 16. George Streaker Jr.


Late Models, 35 laps: 1. Jason Covert, 2. Kenny Moreland, 3. Gary Stuhler, 4. Mike Lupfer, 5. Gregg Satterlee, 6. Coleby Frye, 7. Rick Singleton, 8. Nick Dickson, 9. Jeff Rine, 10. Trent Brenneman, 11. Matt Cosner, 12. Dan Stone, 13. Andy Haus, 14. Tim Wilson, 15. Tim Smith Jr., 16. Justin Kann, 17. Larry Baer, 18. Chad Myers, 19. Dylan Yoder, 20. Devin Friese, 21. Jeff Miller, 22. Hayes Mattern, 23. Dave Brouse Jr.

DNS: Matt Parks

DNQ: Dave Stamm, Chris Casner, Matt Sponaugle, Jason Schmidt, Tim Gray, Denny Fenton, Patrick Bryner, Scott Flickinger

Limited Late Models, 20 laps: 1. Andrew Yoder, 2. Rance Garlock, 3. Robbie Black, 4. Tim Krape, 5. Mike Walls, 6. Justin Weaver, 7. Shaun Miller, 8. Jim Yoder, 9. Derrick Quade, 10. Devin Hart, 11. Eric Irvin, 12. Tim Fedder, 13. Devin Frey, 14. Ralph Morgan Jr., 15. Todd Snook, 16. JR Toner, 17. Andrew Shoop, 18. Eddie Cornett, 19. Bernie Beard, 20. Donnie Farling, 21. Bryan Benton, 22. Devin Weyandt, 23. Larry Neiderer, 24. Dillan Stake

DNQ: Curt Dunn, Rick Lias, Garrett Gray

DIETRICH MAKES IT TWO-FOR-TWO IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS , Nouse takes season opener for “358” sprints




ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 3/25/2017 – Danny Dietrich held off Jim Siegel and Lucas Wolfe to score his second win in two Lincoln races in Saturday’s 25-lap “410” sprint car feature.

It was a classic final turn slidefest that saw Siegel reclaim the lead momentarily exiting turn four as his slid in front of Dietrich. But “Double D” drove to the bottom exiting turn four and outraced Siegel to the checkered flag.

“I could hear him. I kinda’ saw him I think off of two there on that last lap, and I didn’t think I could go to the bottom there in turns three and four, so I just went to the top. I figured that he would slide me and I needed to get down in the moisture with him going the wrong way. I got to the moisture off of four just in time,” said Dietrich upon exiting his Gary Kauffman-owned Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market #48 in victory lane, “I don’t want to rough nobody up. I think we raced really hard and really clean. With lapped cars, there just wasn’t anywhere to go, so you make the most of what you can with your race car and that’s all you can do.”

Siegel grabbed the lead from invading polesitter Coleman Gulick of Binghamton, New York at the outset and led the first 11 laps until a caution came out for Shane Hoff, who came to stop in turn four while running fourth.

On the subsequent restart, fifth-starting Dietrich passed Gulick for second on the back stretch and tracked down Siegel over the next ten laps, passed the Mason-Dixon Vault Company #59 in lapped traffic of lap 22. Siegel never went away, and took a last-turn shot for the win, coming up just short.

“I can’t thank this crew enough,” said Dietrich, “We had a bad night last night, and we just want to win all year long. It’s as simple as that. I’ll do whatever it takes to win.”

Quietly, Lucas Wolfe entered the picture with just a few laps to go, and crossed a close third. Crossing fourth and fifth were Gulick and the winner’s brother Billy. Sixth through tenth were defending track champ Alan Krimes, Kyle Moody, 18th-starting Cory Haas, 17th-starting Chase Dietz, and Brian Montieth, who sustained front wing damage in a early-race incident involving invader Billy Bulog.

Heats for the 34 410 Sprints were won by Danny Dietrich, Siegel, Wolfe, and Freddie Rahmer, with Chad Trout winning the consolation.

Mechanicsburg’s Kevin Nouse scored the win in the season opener for “358” sprint cars. He started eighth and took the lead from Doug Hammaker in lapped traffic on lap 13 of 20. He held on for the 1.06-second win, the eighth of his career in the Pigeon Hills.

Hammaker, who took the lead from polesitter Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. on lap seven, led the next six laps before Nouse took the lead for good.

Hammaker settled for second, with Rittenhouse third, Adrian Shaffer fourth, and defending champ Chandler Leiby fifth.
Sixth through tenth were Kyle Denmyer, Matt Findley, Todd Gracey, Ashley Cappetta, and Wyatt Hinkle.

Heats for the 25 358 Sprints were won by Hammaker, Brent Shearer, and Phil Walter.

Next Saturday, April 1st, Lincoln Speedway moves to 6 PM starts and will run off its’ first 3-division racing program of 2017 with the 410 Sprint and 358 Sprints being joined by the All-American Outlaws. Gates open at 4 PM, with hot laps getting underway at 5:30 PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
RACE RESULTS
Saturday, March 25, 2017
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,200); 2. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 4. 14-Coleman Gullick; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody; 8. 39-Cory Haas; 9. 5G-Chase Dietz; 10. 21-Brian Montieth; 11. 35-Steve Owings; 12. 17B-Bill Balog; 13. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 14. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 15. 5-Tyler Ross; 16. 39M-Anthony Macri; 17. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 18. 6K-Chris Knopp; 19. 1X-Chad Trout (DNF); 20. 69H-Shane Hoff (DNF); 21. 74-Dwayne Gutshall (DNF); 22. 69-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 23. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 24. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Jim Siegel (1-21), Danny Dietrich (22-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 14-Coleman Gulick; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 5G-Chase Dietz; 6. 1X-Chad Trout; 7. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 8. 55-Gary Kreiss; 9. 29-Jame Pryde. Time – 2:16.671

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 69-Shane Hoff; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 8. 15M-Bobby Mazingo (DNF); 9. 10-Joe Kata, III (DNF). Time – 2:16.804

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 21T-Scott Fisher; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 40-George Hobaugh; 7. 16C-Matt Campbell (DMF); DNS – 35-Steve Owings. Time – 2:22.456

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 17B-Bill Balog; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 5-Tyler Ross; 5. 6K-Chris Knopp; 6. 22-Ralph Engel; 7. 35-Tyler Esh (DNF); 8. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF). No Time

410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 1X-Chad Trout; 2. 39-Anthony Macri; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 5. 40-George Hobaugh; 6. 55-Gary Kreiss; 7. 22-Ralph Engel; 8. 29-James Pryde; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 10. 16C-Matt Campbell (DNF); 11. 35E-Tyler Esh (DNF); 12. 10-Joe Kata, III (DNF); 13. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF). Time – 2:26.067

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse ($1,000); 2. 66-Doug Hammaker; 3. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 4. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 7. 28-Matt Findley; 8. 19G-Todd Gracey; 9. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 11. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 12. 7-Trey Hivner; 13. 91-Brie Hershey; 14. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 15. 12-Brent Shearer; 16. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 17. 5A-Zachary Allman; 18. 511-John Sharpe; 19. 3-Chris Priar; 20. 5-Phil Walter (DNF); 21. 41-Jeff Halligan (DNF); 22. 74-T.J. DeHaven (DNF); 23. 59-Steve Wilbur (DNF); DNS: 77-David Holbrook

Lap Leaders – Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (1-6), Doug Hammaker (7-12), Kevin Nouse (13-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 3. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 77-David Holbrook; 6. 5A-Zachary Allman; 7. 3-Chris Priar; 8. 91-Brie Hershey (DNF); DNS – 8-Kenny Kuhn. No Time

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 12-Brent Shearer; 2. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 7-Trey Hivner; 5. 511-John Sharpe; 6. 14C-Dave Carlberg (DNF); 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; DNS – 59-Steve Wilbur. No Time

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 5-Phil Walter; 2. 19G-Todd Gracey; 3. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 4. 119-Chandler Leiby; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 23-Jake Eldreth; 7. 74-TJ DeHaven; 8. 41-Jeff Halligan (DNF). Time – 2:31.35

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Hodnett And Satterlee Open Williams Grove Season With Wins

3/24/17
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Greg Hodnett of Thomasville opened up the 2017 Williams Grove Speedway sprint car season on Friday night with a flag to flag victory worth $3,800 over Brian Montieth.

Elsewhere, Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills scored the victory in the 25-lap super late model main to record his second career victory at the oval one year after claiming a late model main at the track on the same weekend.

Hodnett drew the second starting spot to begin the 25-lap 410 sprint car feature and outgunned Steve Buckwalter from the pole when the race began.

The first caution flag of the race unfuled with six laps away finding fifth starter Brian Montieth up to third.

Hodnett pulled away on the restart by using the top groove after racing early around the inside lane.

However Hodnett did see his lead shrink with 10 laps to go as Montieth was able to run him down.

Montieth was beginning to take some stabs for the lead on the low side on the 17th tour when another caution flag slowed the pace, this time for a stopped Buckwalter.

The new green allowed Hodnett to pull away once again with Montieth left to try and keep pace.

But while able to keep Hodnett in sight, Montieth was never again able to get close enough to make a bid for the win.

Hodnett instead cruised uncontested to the 67th win of his career at the track with Montieth finishing second followed by Brock Zearfoss, Mark Smith and 15th starter Doug Esh.

Sixth through 10th went to Freddie Rahmer, who earned hard charger laurels; TJ Stutts, Dale Blaney, Lucas Wolfe and Brandon Rahmer.

Heats went to Eric Tomecek, Hodnett and Blaney.

Veteran Gary Stuhler jumped from the pole into the lead at the start of the super late model main over Matt Cosner who pounced from fifth to second.

Cosner was racing with Stuhler on the sixth tour when the second caution flag of the race appeared with Satterlee up to third.

Satterlee blasted by Cosner when action resumed and began his pursuit of the leader.

For several laps prior to a final caution flag with 12 laps to go, Satterlee tried his best to get by Stuhler, using both sides of the track to no avail as Stuhler worked the surface to perfection to hold him back.

But that final restart with 12 to go proved to be his undoing as a slow pace back to the restart by Stuhler allowed Satterlee to power underneath as the pair motored into the first corner.

Satterlee blasted low across the track and bolted into control rather handily and after doing so he began stretching out an advantage that he would hold to the final corner when a wide swing around the cushion allowed Stuhler to close back in just before the checkers.

Satterlee took the $2,000 payday ahead of Stuhler, Cosner, Coleby Frye and Tyler Horst.

Sixth through 10th went to Trent Brenneman, Matt Sponaugle, Bryan Bernheisel, Andy Haus and Jeff Rine.

Heats went to Justin Kann and Satterlee.


March 24, 2017
Feature Finishes

Sprint cars (25 laps): 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Brian Montieth, 3. Brock Zearfoss, 4. Mark Smith, 5. Doug Esh, 6. Freddie Rahmer, 7. TJ Stutts, 8. Dale Blaney, 9. Lucas Wolfe, 10. Brandon Rahmer, 11. Alan Krimes, 12. Rick Lafferty, 13. Nicole Bower, 14. Bill Balog, 15. Anthony Macri, 16. Kody Lehman, 17. Troy Fraker, 18. Steve Buckwalter, 19. Danny Dietrich, 20. Robbie Stillwaggon, 21. Matt Campbell

DNS: Eric Tomecek, Cory Haas

Late models (25 laps): 1. Gregg Satterlee, 2. Gary Stuhler, 3. Matt Cosner, 4. Coleby Frye, 5. Tyler Horst, 6. Trent Brenneman, 7. Matt Sponaugle, 8. Bryan Bernheisel, 9. Andy Haus, 10. Jeff Rine, 11. Larry Baer, 12. Justin Kann, 13. Nick Dickson, 14. Brian Booze, 15. Gene Knaub, 16. Dylan Yoder

DNS: Mike Lupfer, Derick Quade

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Predictions for 2017....And a few random thoughts......

Hello and welcome back to another round of my thoughts.....
This week I want to start off by saying thank you to everyone who took the time to check out my last column, My Thoughts on Summer Fundraisers. To all of those that shared their opinions whether it was on twitter or on the sites Face Book page, THANK YOU. To the drivers, crew members, and families who sent me messages or went the old fashion way and actually gave me a call, THANK YOU. Remember folks, before you get all upset and start sending me death threats, these are just my opinions that I share on the site from time to time. NEVER have I claimed to know everything, or hell even be right in my opinions. To those that agreed with what I said lat time, Awesome !!!! To those that didn't agree, Awesome !!!! What kind of world would we be living in if we all looked at the same things and thought the same thoughts. Would be quite a boring world would it not?

Before I get into the meat of my article this week....PREDICTIONS FOR 2017 I wanted to give a shout out to Beer Hill Gang Live and PA Sprint Car Live show. For those that don't know Earl Hoon Jr, Bert Wojcik, and Justin Snyder from PA Posseracing.com have gotten together and have a live interview show every Thursday night RIGHT HERE. They also do live interviews with drivers after the races each week and special live feeds before the bigger shows around Central PA. I have been able to catch a few of the shows at different times, and I must say these guys do a great job bringing the fans up close with the best sprint car drivers in our area. I stopped by their booth at the Racing Extravaganza Show back in February and had the chance to meet the host Mr. Hoon and told him personally how much I enjoyed the show so do yourself a favor and get on Face Book and look the show up and give it a like, you wont be disappointed.

PREDICTIONS FOR 2017 !!!!!
Now I'm not gonna get to carried away this week but I figured with Lincoln Speedway beating the odds and getting the Ice Breaker 30 and the start of the 2017 racing season started 2 weeks ago, and Port Royal and Williams Grove Speedway's scheduled to kick off their 2017 racing seasons this coming weekend I would attempt to make myself look even more of a fool then normal (yeah I know how the hell can I make myself look any worse right?) Well......here are my predictions for the 2017 racing season.

I want to start off with Williams Grove Speedway and the 410 division. The 410 division will see a new name etched into the record books in 2017 as track champion and my pick is non other then Brian Montieth. Brian has come close before and with the defending track champion Greg Hodnett doing some traveling in 2017 I think this will be the year that "The Edge" finally gets over the hump and makes history as the first new champion not named Hodnett, Rahmer, Dewease,Krietz, or Shaffer since 1990.
For the 358 division my pick is a guy who has been close the past 2 years only to loose it by the slimmest of margins, Doug Hammaker. Doug was edged out by Chase Dietz in 2015 and was sidelined by injury at the end of the 2016 season so Doug has something to prove this year. Look for him to finally join his father the "Godfather" as a track champion at the historic half mile.

Down at Lincoln Speedway the 410 division will also see a new 410 and 358 track champion in 2017. In the 410 division look for the new pairing of Cory Haas and Joe Trone to take the championship for the first time together in a close battle with his friend Alan Krimes. In the 358 division look for the 2016 Central PA 358 Point Series Rookie of the Year Brent Shearer to back up his strong rookie season with a track championship following the likes of Logan Schuchart and Chase Dietz in backing up his rookie of the year campaign with a track championship.

Port Royal Speedway do not look for the defending track champion Doug Esh to repeat, but you can keep it in the family so to speak. Brock Zearfoss will be crowned the 7th different track champion since 2010.

Selinsgrove Speedway will see the return of the 360's and a former track champion and a driver who dominated the track back in the early 2000's with three straight track championships "Bad" Chad Layton, BUT he will not win his 4th track championship in 2017. Look for the 2 time and defending track champion and 2 time Central PA Racing Scene 360 driver of the year Mark Smith to repeat as track champion once again. If you are looking for a dark horse look no farther then the driver from Abbottstown Pa own Erich Tomecek.

Susquehanna Speedway in its 2nd season under the ownership of Scott Gobrecht and under the watchful eye of Kolten Gouse will host the Super Sportsman division. Look for a different track champion at the Newberry Town Oval in 2017 but one who is not new to being called a champion. Scott Geesey will return to the top of the heap in 2017.

And finally.....
Down at the bullring Trail Way Speedway look for the 4th different track champion in 4 years. Look for the #4 of Dwight Leppo to have the best season of his young career and win his first ever 358 track championship at the track over 2016 track champion David Holbrook and Cody Fletcher who will keep it close all season.


And for your listening pleasure something from the band Throwdown...


Well that all for this week folks. Once again thanks for checking out the site and reading another My Thoughts on......column. If you have any thoughts or predictions on the 2017 racing season please feel free to share them as I would love to see how you all think my predictions will do.

I would love to say I will see you all this weekend but I wouldn't get to excited about the potential 3 race weekend as I would bet my paycheck we don't see any racing this weekend. Hopefully this bad weather will break soon and we can all head to the track in 2 weeks. Until then I hope you all have a safe week and your beverage of choice stays ice cold.
©Bill McIntyre & Central PA Racing Scene 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

DANNY DIETRICH WAITS OUT STORM DELAY, NURSES MOTOR TO CLAIM “ICEBREAKER 30” SEASON OPENER

Photo courtesy of Tony De Seta

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 2/25/2017 – Fans saw it all at Lincoln Speedway Saturday.

They were greeted with cloudy skies and temperatures exceeding 70 degrees at the outset, cleared the stands when a tornado warning was issued at 2:20 p.m., waited out a four-hour, forty-minute rain and hail storm delay, returned to the stands to a 20-degree temperature drop, and then withstood heavy winds to see Danny Dietrich score his 32nd career win and claim the $4,000 top prize in Saturday “Icebreaker 30” season opener for 410 sprint cars.

A redraw placed Dietrich sixth for the start. A second lap yellow for eighth-starting Bradley Howard, who came to a stop in turn three was the only caution of the event. At the time, Jim Siegel dropped into the pits and did not return.

Dietrich was running fifth when polesitter and race-long leader Tim Glatfelter hit lapped traffic on lap six.

Five laps later, fifth-starting Brian Montieth took the lead from Glatfelter on the backstretch, only to slow suddenly three laps later with mechanical issues, turning the lead back over to Glatfelter. Dietrich inherited fourth when Montieth dropped from the field, behind Glatfelter, front row starter Campbell, and Kyle Moody.

Dietrich caught Moody for third on lap 17 and passed both Campbell for second and Glatfelter on the back stretch of lap 20. From there, he checked out on the field until developing motor problems of his own with just a few laps to go. He was able to nurse it home and cross 297 seconds ahead of runner-up Moody at the finish.

I think it was a valve spring that went,” said Dietrich upon exiting the Gary Kauffman-owned Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market #48 in victory lane, “But as Bob Weikert would have said, we have more back in the shop.”

“I told these guys all week we were gonna race. I expected to be done by 3:00, but we missed that by about a half-hour, said Dietrich tongue in cheek, “It was just another day.”

Crossing third through fifth behind Dietrich and Moody were Cory Haas in new Trone Outdoor Advertising #39 ride, 11th-starting Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and Freddie Rahmer. Sixth through tenth were Campbell, 26th-starting and hard-charger Chase Dietz, Chad Trout, Shane Hoff, and 16th-starting Billy Dietrich.

All told, there were four lead changes among three drivers over the 30 laps.

Heats for the 27 410 Sprints were won by McIntyre, Moody, and Trout.

The temperature dropped from 71 degrees during warm-ups to 46 degrees when the “Icebreaker” ended at 7:48 p.m.

Next Saturday, March 4th, Lincoln Speedway returns with another single-division 410 sprint car show. Gates open at noon, with qualifying 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 http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.

RACE RESULTS
Saturday, February 25, 2017
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY
Abbottstown, PA
2017 SEASON OPENING ICE BREAKER 30
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
410 Sprint Ice Breaker 30 Feature Finish (30 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($4,000); 2. 99m-Kyle Moody; 3. 39-Cory Haas; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 16C-Matt Campbell; 7. 5G-Chase Dietz; 8. 1X-Chad Trout, 9. 69H-Shane Hoff; 10. 8-Billy Dietrich; 11. B52-Scott Geesey; 12. 40-George Hobaugh; 13. 10-Joe Kata III; 14. 22-Ralph Engel; 15. 75-Kody Lehman; 16. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 17. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 18. 21T-Scott Fisher; 19. 21-Brian Montieth; 20. 12W-Troy Fraker; 21. 12-Mike Bittinger; 22. 87-Alan Krimes; 23. 5-Tyler Ross; 24. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 25. 59-Jim Siegel; 26. 49H-Bradley Howard; 27. 55K-Robbie Kendall. No Time

Lap Leaders – Tim Glatfelter (1-10), Brian Montieth (11-14), Tim Glatfelter (15-19), Danny Dietrich (20-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 16C-Matt Campbell; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 75-Kody Lehman; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 22-Ralph Engel; DNS – 5-Tyler Ross. Time - 2:18.648

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 99m-Kyle Moody; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 39-Cory Haas; 5. 69h-Shane Hoff; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 10-Joe Kata, III. . Time – 2:18.958

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 1X-Chad Trout; 2. 12-Mike Bittinger; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. B52-Scott Geesey; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 12W-Troy Fraker; 8. 40-George Hobaugh; 9. 5G-Chase Dietz (DNF). Time – 2:24.211

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Friday, February 24, 2017

My Thoughts On.......Summer Fundraisers and Go Fund Me Pages in racing!!!!!

Hello race fans welcome back to another round of my thoughts.....this week I want to share my thoughts on a growing phenomenon in Central PA and racing in general, summer fundraisers and Go Fund Me drives. I want to start this off by saying I am not singling any one driver or individual out but the entire process in general.

For the past few years we have seen summer fundraisers for different race teams happen at different eating establishments around the area. I love the idea of being able to meet the drivers in a very low key environment. Its is a great way for fans to get up close and personal with the drivers in a way they can't at the track on weekends when stress levels are high. It's also a great way for the drivers to shake hands with the fans who support them each week. In theory they were a great idea going horribly wrong.

Why are fans being asked to donate more money to help race teams race all season? Even better why can't race teams work harder or be smarter to gain the money they need to race a full season in Central PA? And before anyone says it, YES I know nobody is making anyone go to them or donate money to the drivers. I get all of that but let me ask you this in return....How hard are some of these drivers and organizations (Yes organizations are getting into the act as well, more on that in a bit) working to secure the funding they need to do what they want, and how much are they just relying on these to get them by?

I have sat back and watched fundraisers be held for drivers who do not need them in any way, but they had them because they are friends with the person hosting them. Now once again I can already hear you screaming at me through the computer WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO DECIDE WHO NEEDS WHAT????!!!!! Well once again I will answer that with a question. Does a race team  who sponsors a couple cars, as well as a race track really need a fundraiser to race? Twice I have seen drivers have fundraisers for them after they gave me money to support the 358 point series. Now 1 of those teams ended up giving all the money to a charity that escapes me at the moment, but you can see where I'm going right?

Here is what I think bothers me the most. While on the phone the other week with a former car owner we discussed this very thing and his answer struck me as kind of odd till I sat back and thought about it. He asked me how many of these drivers who have fundraisers actually struggle to race every week? How many of them go without to make sure they field a sprint car every week, or do they live a great life away from the track, and just bank on a fundraiser or a Go Fund Me drive to make sure they can race? Now like I said that kind of threw me off until I sat and thought for a while what he meant. How many drivers do you see on social media posting pictures of them and their girlfriends on a mid week vacation at the beach? Now if racing was such a priority to them wouldn't that money be better served to keep their car on the track every week? How can you ask fans to come out and help raise money for you to continue to race when you are showing those same fans that your money is better spent at the beach for 4 days? How can you a driver or race team ask fans to give when they cant go without? Does that make sense to anyone other then me?

I see drivers who have had these fundraisers walking around the pits with $250 Oakley sunglasses on their faces yet they need me to donate money so they can continue to race?   Wouldn't that money be better served going to the race car, and buy a cheap $5 pair of sunglasses from Turkey Hill like I have?  Now once again before you start yelling at me, yes it is possible for those sunglasses to be a gift from someone BUT appearances are everything. Something doesn't seem right with that picture, or is it just me? And once again I am not telling a driver how to spend his money, but I questioning his desire to race when he is asking fans to give him money to continue to race. I will give you an example of someone who is doing it right. A few years ago I posted something on Face book asking if anyone would like to do some landscaping for me. I had 2 different drivers hit me up asking about the job and what it paid. When I told each of them what it would pay and showed them what I needed done only 1 of them wanted the job, and actually begged me to allow them to do it. Why you might ask? Because this driver needed to rebuild his 410 motor and was willing to get poison just to get that extra money to help him out. He could have easily tried a fundraiser to get the money but this guy was willing to earn anything to race. Now that is my kind of driver, and a driver I am willing to support if he ever needs anything.

As for the Go Fund Me sites that host fundraisers for just about anything, I actually have a solution. If a driver or race team is looking to host a fundraiser on that type of website, why not make it worth the fans money to donate? I have actually donated to a couple different fundraisers in the past but each time the bands I gave money to offered something in return. They had different tiers for fans to donate for the cause and make it special for the fans. You donate so much and the band would send you a copy of the album you helped fund. You offer a little more and you get your name in the thank yous in the liner notes. If you where a big spender you get a backstage pass to hang with the band for a day at a local show close to your house. THAT is making it worthwhile for fans to donate to a cause. Why can't race teams do something like that to make it worthwhile for the fans to help them? Do I know what a team could offer? Oh I don't know maybe special T-Shirts, wing panels, a night in the pits as an official crew member? Just a little bit of originality can go a long way right?

Now I mentioned a bit ago about a sanctioning body asking for donations to help them do something. Normally I wouldn't even bat an eye at something like this, but being someone who ran a series for 8 long years I know the hard work and sacrifices it takes to pull it off, this one seemed way out there. The Beer Hill Gang and the PASS 305 series have come up with an 6 race series for the 305 division. I love the idea. Any way to get extra money to the race teams is awesome in my book. But now here is what struck me as way off. They have asked for someone to pay for the t shirts for the series. Now I would imagine the money made from the shirts would go towards the series so all good right? Well they then asked for fans to donate money for the point fund so they can give it to the drivers. HUGH? WHAT? REALLY? Isn't that what the title sponsor is for? Why would you have the Beer Hill Cup and not have the Beer Hill Gang pay the point fund? I'm sure they make enough money from their clothing and merchandise that they could help out right? How can you give a business the naming rights for the "series" and then ask others to help pay for it? That would be like me having the Bill McIntyre KING of the 358 series and then asking Capitol Renegade and others to help pay for it. Why would other business and fans want to help with the point fund when they already gave the title sponsor to someone else? I am at a loss on that.

One last point I want to make is this....

Before anyone tweets me, or post a comment about "Real" race fans are willing to donate money to the race teams, DON'T!!!! Every fan that buys a ticket, a t shirt, a beer coozie,or anything else is a "real" race fan. These same "real" race fans where the same ones a few summers ago wishing a driver was killed in a wreck instead of just being hurt because they didn't like what he was doing at the time.

Like I said at the top, I didn't write this to single out anyone I just wanted like always to share my thoughts on it, so please keep that in mind when you start sharing with me how big of an asshole I am for it.

With that I want to say thank you once again for checking out the site and taking the time to read my thoughts on......

Feel free to let me know your feelings on this or any other subject. Hell hit me up on twitter @BillMcIntyreIII if there is anything you would like to see me talk about on here.

I hope you all have a safe weekend as it is opening weekend here in Central PA. Enjoy those classic lines from Wayne Harper as he welcomes you all back to the track for the 1st time in 2017 when he says....."All is right in the world again"

I will be following along at home but my pick for the Ice Breaker 30 is.........Gerard McIntyre Jr.
#Homer

Until next time hope the weather stays as warm this weekend as it has been all week, and whatever your beverage of choice is Saturday I hope it stays ice cold.

©Central PA Racing Scene & Bill McIntyre 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

My Random Thoughts during an off season !!!!

Hello and welcome back to another edition of "My Thoughts".  This week I would like to touch on a few different things that have been rattling around in my brain recently. I will share my thoughts on the Racing Extravaganza car show this past weekend in York.  I will also address the absence of car owners in sprint car racing and offer a viewpoint that many people in Central PA may not agree with.  Finally, I plan to touch on a debate I read on Twitter the regarding which track, Lincoln or Port Royal has the better competition on Saturday nights in Central PA.  So how 'bout we get started....

This past Saturday I attended the 2nd annual Race Car Extravaganza race car show in York Pa. It was great to walk around and talk to some friends that I haven't seen since November (Yes, contrary to what many believe I do have a few friends contrary). Naturally, we discussed the show and how it was compared to the past Dirt Trackin' shows at the Fairgrounds that many of us have attended over the past 20 + years. Now this is not a knock on promoter and organizer Scott Gobrecht.  He has certainly worked hard to breathe some life back into a show that appeared to be on life support the past few years.  The following are just random musings on things that I think could be done or improved upon to make it more fan friendly for the attendee paying $12 to get in.

The first thing I noticed was the car counts. They advertised that they had well over 150 cars in attendance this year, but the lack of sprint cars at the show was noticeable.  I realize that there are more then just sprint cars that race in Central PA, and in the past have publicly championed for fans to go and support a race regardless of the types of cars. However, Central PA is sprint car country and the lack of full size sprint cars for the fans to check out was disappointing. Hopefully, in years to come more sprint car teams can attend the show and help make it bigger then it is currently.

My second observation reflects the booths that they have for the fans. It is tremendous that every local race track was represented at the show, but what exactly did they do to promote their facility or make their presence memorable for attendees? The big takeaway seemed to be a 2017 schedule. No offense but big deal. In the modern world, most of us have instant access to schedules with a click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger.  Perhaps offering old programs, decals, or promotional coupons worth a few dollars off would make a longer lasting impression. Most of the tracks I observed when i was there on Saturday seemed more preoccupied talking to other race track personnel than interacting with fans. When I stopped to talk to tracks about different things I ended up walking away after a few minutes because I felt ignored. Props to Trail Way Speedway for having a booth where they had cars on display as well as videos portraying the action that fans can expect if they make the trip to the track. Their personnel from the track seemed more than willing to answer questions anyone might have.

Finally, what exactly are the fans getting for their money? We get to walk around, look at the cars, and pick up a schedule but is that worth $12? A buddy of mine commented about how cool it would be to have a simulator to race against other fans or even drivers. I think the show could benefit by more interactive features that would give fans a little more bang for their buck.  Again, this does not fall completely on the shows promoters but many vendors could put more effort into making a lasting impression.

Now let's see how many people I can upset with this one.....

I see interviews from drivers all over the country (not just in Central PA) asking where all the car owners went. Why isn't there any new car owners jumping at the chance to spend a lot of money for little return? While I was on the phone with a former multi-division car owner I asked him this question and floated out a theory on why we lost so many of the great car owners we once had.  He actually agreed with me (surprising I know).

Here is the theory: It is the drivers themselves that ran the car owners out of the sport.

Now calm down folks and hear me out. Back in the day we had a considerable number of car owners willing to spend money to let guys race here in the area. Most of these drivers had full time jobs. At some point, drivers figured out the best way to make a living was to ask to be a full time driver in an area where most if not all the drivers did it as a hobby. This trend added considerable cost to the car owners. Having to pay salaries to the drivers and a full-time crew chief is not cheap. Additionally, they may have had to pay for insurance for the full-time employees and their families. Add all of that into the already escalating cost of running a sprint car team and it's not hard to imagine why car owners decided to step away and find something cheaper to do. It's one thing to pay for a car to race 80+ times a year, it is another to do that plus pay all the non-racing expenses required to keep a full-time driver and crew chief. I had a car owner tell me one time after a Central PA Live show, that a well known driver was receiving six figures a year to race a sprint car. Six figures! This salary was paid at the beginning of the season. Think about that for a minute, $100,000 just to show up each week and race. That's on top of the thousands upon thousands upon thousands being spent to field the car, trailer and everything else.

Now I can already hear some of you yelling at me.... If the car owner didn't feel the driver was worth it, then they wouldn't have made the agreement.  Furthermore, who the hell are you to judge how a guy makes a living and how much he makes?

I get where you are coming from and understand it is a dream to get to do something for a living instead of working a crappy 40 hr a week job. No driver held a gun to an owners head and said pay me a lot of money so your car is sitting on the front stretch every week. It just seems to me that if that never happened we would still have a lot of car owners willing to spend money for our drivers to play in the clay on the weekends.

 And last on the agenda is which track has the better competition on Saturday nights,Lincoln or Port? Now I went on line and did some digging and couldn't believe some of the things I found.

Taking the top 10 in points from 2016 at both Lincoln and Port Royal I looked at how many wins each driver had at their home track as well as at other tracks in Central PA. I was very surprised at what I found.

Starting with Port Royal here is the top 10 in points as well as their win totals at other race tracks

Driver / Port / Lincoln / Williams Grove / Selinsgrove
Doug Esh - 7 / 24 / 24 / 1 = 56
Brock Zearfoss - 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 = 2
Mike Wagner - 11 / 0 / 1 / 0 = 12
Dylan Cisney - 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 = 2
Greg Hodnett - 49 / 30+ / 62 / 17 = 158
Lucas Wolfe - 4 / 3 / 14 / 2 = 23
Curt Stroup - 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 = 0
Ryan Taylor - 5 / 0 / 1 / 0 = 6
Blane Heimbach - 11 / 0 / 0 / 1 = 12
Kody Lehman - 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 = 0

Port wins - 90
Lincoln wins - 57
Williams Grove wins - 103
Selinsgrove wins - 20
total - 271

Driver / Lincoln / Port / Williams Grove / Selinsgrove
Alan Krimes - 16 / 0 / 5 / 0 = 21
Brian Montieth - 51 / 1 / 21 / 0 = 73
Jim Siegel - 12 / 0 / 4 / 0 = 16
Cory Haas - 8 / 0 / 6 / 0 = 14
Gerard McIntyre  - 4 / 0 / 2 / 0 = 6
Austin Hogue - 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 = 2
Glenndon Forsythe - 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 = 3
Robbie Kendall - 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 = 1
Freddie Rahmer - 2 / 0 / 1 / 0 = 3
Adam Wilt - 4 / 0 / 2 / 0 = 6

Lincoln wins - 102
Port wins - 1
Williams Grove wins - 42
Selinsgrove wins - 0
total wins- 145

Now looking at those stats what do you think? Port had the better top tier drivers in Esh, Hodnett, and Wolfe all who have wins at all 4 tracks in Central PA. No driver at Lincoln has a win at all 4 tracks and only 1 of those drivers has a win at 3 tracks. So the top or the top I don't think it is a question who has the better quality of cars.

But wait there is more to think about......

After you look at the top guys it gets a little cloudy. The 2nd tier drivers are an entirely different story. Port has two drivers in the top 10 without 1 career win at any race track while all 10 drivers at Lincoln have at least 1 win. Only 3 drivers from Port have a win at Williams Grove (Zearfoss, Wagner and Taylor) while only 2 guys at Lincoln DO NOT have a win at Williams Grove (Forsythe and Kendall). So looking at that it says the 2nd tier is more competitive at Lincoln right?

Now a look at 2017 shows that Port will be loosing Wolfe as he will not be running full time anywhere on Saturdays so that knocks one of the big dogs off the list. Heck even Hodnett doesn't run full time at Port. If you take Greg's wins off the list then Port only has 113 total wins at all the area race tracks.

I will let you make the decision on who has the better competition on Saturday nights in Central PA. For me....I'm like a lot of fans and am glad we have this problem. Just think how boring life would be if the fans from each race track couldn't mess and talk shit to the others. 

And for your listening pleasure a track from the Boston band Reveille.....What You Got...


That's all for this week. Hope you enjoyed my musings. As always feel free to hit me up and let me know how wrong I am, or even better that I got it right. Leave a comment on here at the bottom, tweet me or shoot me an email at billmc358@gmail.com. I love hearing from all of you on these subjects or anything else you have to talk about. Until next time.....Try and stay warm and keep your beverage of choice nice and cold.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Central PA Racing Scene Giving Back In More Ways in 2017 !!!!

Central PA Racing Scene is proud to announce that in 2017 we will be giving back to our local race teams in even more ways then ever before.

In 2017 Central PA Racing Scene will host the Most Popular Driver Awards for both the 410 and 358/360 sprint car divisions. In 2016 we hosted the 1st ever 410 award while for the past 8 years The Central PA 358 Point Series hosted the most popular driver award for the 358 division. New for 2017 we will also include the 360 division and drivers into the voting. Also new for 2017 to go along with the big trophy that the winner of the most popular driver award has received, we will also be giving $100 cash to the winner of each award. The voting for each award will be hosted on here starting with the 410 division in May and then the 358/360 division in June.

Also new for 2017 Central PA Racing Scene will be hosting the Central PA Racing Scene Performance Awards for the 410, 358, and Super Sportsman divisions. What are Performance Awards you ask? Simple, it is another way for us to try and give some much needed cash to our drivers and race teams that entertain us every weekend. Each winner (If we have a winner) will receive $100 from the website along with Racers Used Parts Warehouse and our great friends the Jager Hill Gang at Lincoln Speedway. 

How can drivers win the $100? 

The 1st 410 driver to win a 25 lap feature at 3 different race tracks will receive $100.

The 1st 358 driver to win a race at either Trail Way Speedway or Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, and then win a race at either Lincoln Speedway or Susquehanna Speedway will receive $100.

The 1st Super Sportsman driver to win a winged Super Sportsman feature at 3 different race tracks in 2017 will receive $100.

It's that simple folks. 

At the end of 2017 We will also host for the 3rd year in a row the Central PA Racing Scene Best of 2017 Awards. Awards will be handed out for the best 410, 358, 360, Super Sportsman, and 305 driver in Central PA. Each driver will receive a plaque from the series. Also we will be bringing back the awards for the Best race track in Central PA as well as the Best Appearing sprint car of 2017.

If anyone would like to help with performance awards for the 360 and 305 divisions feel free to contact myself at MY EMAIL .

The 2017 racing season is shaping up to be a very exciting one for everyone in Central PA, and make sure you check back to the only site in Central PA that not only covers every track in Central PA, but also all the winged divisions that grace our area. We will have all the results posted on the site every weekend, along with pictures throughout the 2017 racing season from all of our local race tracks. 

Help spread the word about all these awesome awards by liking our Face Book Page where you will find all our updates as well as all our photos from 2016 and 2017.

Thank you and see everyone this weekend at the Racing Extravaganza race show in York. Until then hope you all have a great week.

Bill McIntyre 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The BeerHill Gang PA Sprint Series 2017 racing Schedule !!!!

Sat Mar 25, 2017Path Valley
Sat Apr 1, 2017 Port Royal
Sat Apr 8, 2017 Susquehanna
Sat Apr 15, 2017 Path Valley
Sat Apr 22, 2017 Port Royal KRC Make-up
Fri Apr 28, 2017 Williams Grove
Sat Apr 29, 2017 Susquehanna "Big Race”
Fri May 5, 2017 Clinton County*
Sat May 6, 2017 Path Valley Sat
May 13, 2017 Port Royal
Fri May 19, 2017 Clinton County* Sat
May 20, 2017 Susquehanna cosanction with MASS
Fri May 26, 2017 Williams Grove
Sat May 27, 2017 Path Valley
Sat Jun 3, 2017 Path Valley Thu
Jun 8, 2017 Susquehanna
Fri Jun 9, 2017 Clinton County*
Sat Jun 10, 2017 Port Royal
Sat Jun 17, 2017 Susquehanna Fri
Jun 23, 2017 Clinton County*
Sat Jun 24, 2017 Port Royal
Fri Jun 30, 2017 Clinton County*
Sat Jul 1, 2017 Path Valley
Sat Jul 8, 2017 Susquehanna
Sun Jul 9, 2017 Selinsgrove
Sat Jul 15, 2017 Path Valley
Fri Jul 21, 2017 Clinton County*
Sat Jul 22, 2017 Path Valley
Fri Jul 28, 2017 Clinton County*
Sun Jul 30, 2017 Selinsgrove
Sat Aug 5, 2017 Port Royal
Fri Aug 11, 2017 Clinton County*
Sat Aug 12, 2017 Path Valley
Fri Aug 18, 2017 Williams grove cosanction with MASS
Sat Aug 19, 2017 Selinsgrove
Sun Aug 20, 2017 Susquehanna
Fri Aug 25, 2017 Clinton County*
Sat Aug 26, 2017 Port Royal
Sat Sep 2, 2017 Susquehanna cosanction with MASS
Fri Sep 8, 2017 Susquehanna
Sat Sep 9, 2017 Lincoln Speedway
Fri Sep 15, 2017 Clinton County*
Sat Sep 23, 2017 Path Valley
Sat Sep 30, 2017 Path Valley
Sat Oct 7, 2017 Port Royal KRC
Sat Oct 14, 2017 Susquehanna
Sat Oct 21, 2017 Port & krc rain date

*Clinton County pending review by Laurel Highlands & IMCA.
Some events may be moved or co-sanctioned with LHSS
Complete details and special events to be released after our meeting Febuary 4th.