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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Brad Sweet Tames Lernerville for Exciting Commonwealth Clash Victory

SARVER, PA – September 23, 2018 - Brad Sweet’s fantastic 2018 season continued Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway when he passed Donny Schatz on Lap 28 to become the fourth and final different leader of the 2018 Commonwealth Clash for his eighth win on the year. Schatz settled for second with former Lernerville track champion Tim Shaffer completing the podium.

Daryn Pittman won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 35-Lap Feature, alongside Tim Shaffer. Pittman jumped out to the early lead through a caution-filled first few laps. Brent Marks fell off the race track in turn three on the opening lap, leaving David Gravel nowhere to go as the two made contact, resulting in terminal front end damage for Marks

After consecutive Yellows on Lap 1, the field lined up single-file. Shaffer went for the slide job to take the lead on the restart, but Pittman turned it back under to maintain control.

Shaffer was relentless in pursuit of Pittman and took the lead off of turn four to lead Lap 6 to the delight of the hometown crowd.

During the long Green Flag stretch, Shaffer established a healthy lead through the heavy traffic. Donny Schatz got underneath Pittman to take second on Lap 18 and set his eyes on Shaffer.

Sweet continued his way forward getting by Pittman and getting an up-close look on the battle for the lead between Schatz and Shaffer. Schatz got a good run off the cushion in turn four to slide Shaffer into turn one to take command on Lap 22.

A lap later Sweet slid in front of Shaffer as the top two in Outlaw points established themselves as the class of the field as they have so many times this season.

Sweet got a massive run on the nine-time Series Champion out of turn two and blasted underneath to take the lead down the backstretch and officially lead Lap 28. Sweet powered away and looked to be well on his way to his eighth victory of the year, but a caution for sixth-place running Sheldon Haudenschild with three laps to go put the celebration on hold.

With less than five to go in the Feature World of Outlaws rules dictate a single-file restart, which allowed Schatz to attempt a slide job for the lead. Sweet powered around the Schatz slider to maintain the lead down the backstretch and go on to win his first Outlaw Feature at Lernerville.

“I struggled for the first few years of my career at this track, it’s nice to come here and be as fast we’ve been this year. The track was great, there were so many options of where to go in lapped traffic. You could rimride on that thin ledge or get going around the bottom,” Sweet said in Victory Lane in appreciation of the racing surface.

“This one is for Greg Hodnett, he was a good friend of mine. It’s been a tough year. We’ll celebrate this one a little for him and move on to the next one,” Sweet said with his heart on his sleeve.

Donny Schatz bounced back from an uncharacteristic bad night at Eldora to finish second.

“The track was tricky tonight, second isn’t bad, especially considering the night we had last night,” Schatz, who was forced into a Provisional for the first time in 2018 last night, said with a little grin.

When asked about the late-race restart, Schatz was honest. “I didn’t have much grip and I’m not going to use Brad up or run myself off the track. Luckily, I have these [crew] guys behind me and we’ll have more grip next time we come back,” Schatz said positively.

Tim Shaffer completed the podium and complimented Sweet and Schatz. “Those guys are on their game and third isn’t too bad against these guys. Those [pointing at Sweet and Schatz’ team] teams are what we are trying to build up this team up to,” Shaffer said next to his DR Racing No.49X.

Logan Schuchart was strong for the second consecutive night coming home fourth with Daryn Pittman completing the top-five. Central Pennsylvania invader Danny Dietrich earned KSE Hard Charger Honors coming from 14th to sixth.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads into Central Pennsylvania next weekend for the Champion Racing Oil National Open against the Pennsylvania Posse at Williams Grove Speedway. Saturday’s Feature at The Grove will pay $56,000 to win, making it the second-highest paying event on the World of Outlaws schedule in 2018. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (35 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$5,500]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2][$3,200]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$2,500]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [14][$2,300]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [12][$2,200]; 8. 5-David Gravel [9][$2,100]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [8][$2,050]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [16][$2,000]; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$1,500]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$1,200]; 13. 35-Justin Henderson [20][$1,100]; 14. 2-Shane Stewart [10][$1,050]; 15. 11-Carl Bowser [19][$1,000]; 16. O7-Gerard McIntyre [13][$900]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [18][$800]; 18. 29-Dan Shetler [17][$800]; 19. C1-Clayton Riney [23][$800]; 20. 2L-Sye Lynch [21][$800]; 21. 40-George Hobaugh [22][$800]; 22. O8-Dan Kuriger [24][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [7][$800]; 24. 19-Brent Marks [11][$800] Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-5, Tim Shaffer 6-21, Donny Schatz 22-27, Brad Sweet 28-35 KSE Hard Charger Award: 48-Danny Dietrich[+8]

Qualifying: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.56; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.617; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.625; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 12.636; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.65; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.668; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.693; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.755; 9. 5-David Gravel, 12.773; 10. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.776; 11. 19-Brent Marks, 12.785; 12. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.793; 13. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.805; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.831; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.878; 16. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.907; 17. 29-Dan Shetler, 12.932; 18. 2L-Sye Lynch, 12.937; 19. 11-Carl Bowser, 12.996; 20. 35-Justin Henderson, 13.036; 21. C1-Clayton Riney, 13.037; 22. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.125; 23. 2F-A.J. Flick, 13.266; 24. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.275; 25. 55-Gary Kriess, 13.312; 26. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.476; 27. 126-Bryan Salisbury, 13.534; 28. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.534; 29. 250-Jared McFarland, 13.733; 30. 33-Brent Matus, 14.005; 31. 76-David Jones, 14.076; 32. 91-Sadie Siegel, 14.136; 33. 10P-Jim Perricone, 14.441; 34. 4K-William Kiley, 14.493; 35. 1R-Gale Ruth, 14.808; 36. 24-Jeremy Hill, NT

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 5-David Gravel [3]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 5. 29-Dan Shetler [5]; 6. 250-Jared McFarland [8]; 7. 10P-Jim Perricone [9]; 8. 55-Gary Kriess [7]; 9. C1-Clayton Riney [6]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 13-Brandon Matus [7]; 7. 2L-Sye Lynch [5]; 8. 4K-William Kiley [9]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [8]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 5. 11-Carl Bowser [5]; 6. 2F-A.J. Flick [6]; 7. 126-Bryan Salisbury [7]; 8. 1R-Gale Ruth [9]; 9. 76-David Jones [8]

Heat #4 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 5. 35-Justin Henderson [5]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 7. O8-Dan Kuriger [7]; 8. 91-Sadie Siegel [8]; 9. 24-Jeremy Hill [9]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 8. 21-Brian Brown [8]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 2L-Sye Lynch [1][-]; 2. 40-George Hobaugh [4][-]; 3. C1-Clayton Riney [2][-]; 4. O8-Dan Kuriger [7][-]; 5. 2F-A.J. Flick [3][$300]; 6. 126-Bryan Salisbury [6][$250]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [9][$225]; 8. 250-Jared McFarland [8][$200]; 9. 91-Sadie Siegel [10][$200]; 10. 1R-Gale Ruth [13][$200]; 11. 10P-Jim Perricone [11][$200]; 12. 4K-William Kiley [12][$200]; 13. 24-Jeremy Hill [14][$200]; 14. 13-Brandon Matus [5][$200]; 15. 55-Gary Kriess [15][$200]; 16. 76-David Jones [16][$200]

Aaron Reutzel cruises to 4-Crown victory at Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 22, 2018) - Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 championship contender Aaron Reutzel made his ninth All Star victory of the season look effortless on Saturday night at The Big E, charging ahead from row four to the top spot in just 12 circuits, eventually driving on to score a first-ever Eldora Speedway victory during the 37th running of the coveted 4-Crown Nationals.

After starting from the outside-pole position and leading the first 11 circuits, Kokomo, Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller held on to finish second at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, followed by Indy Race Parts teammate Gio Scelzi, Travis Philo, and Cole Duncan.

In response to the tragic loss of sprint car great Greg Hodnett, the All Star 4-Crown Nationals A-main was altered from 25 laps to 27 laps.

“It is unbelievable to win at Eldora,” Aaron Reutzel explained, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87. “This win is all because of my crew chief, Grant Boyum. What a race car. We had the boss’ car out last night during the Outlaw show and we weren’t any good. We tried some things and they didn’t work, but tonight Grant did what he had to do and this car was incredible. It was going to be tough to beat Parker [Price-Miller], but luckily I had a car that could drive through the center and rotate well. This is exciting.”

A dominating performance to say the least, Reutzel’s charge to the front started right from the drop of the green flag, advancing four positions during the first three circuits of the 27-lapper. A red flag incident on lap eight involving Carson Macedo, who was battling within the top-five at the time, gave Reutzel an opportunity to capitalize. The ensuing restart resulted in Reutzel advancing two more positions, ultimately getting by Brock Zearfoss for third, then utilizing a slider in turns three and four to get by Cole Duncan to take second on lap nine.

Caution flags flew again on lap 11 once again setting up a single-file restart, this time putting Reutzel right on the back bumper of race-long leader, Parker Price Miller. When green flag action returned, Reuzel made his move, actually chasing Price-Miller back to the flagstand to complete lap 11 before getting underneath the Indy Race Parts No. 71P entry at the midpoint of turns one and two on lap 12. For the second time in four laps, a big move by Reutzel equaled success, keeping Price-Miller behind him as the duo raced back to the start/finish line to complete the circuit.

Despite caution flags reappearing on lap 15 creating another single-file restart, the field had nothing for Reutzel. The Clute, Texas, native drove on unchallenged, even manhandling a few spurts of lapped traffic during the final five circuits.

“We have one hell of a points battle going on right now and it has taken all the fun out of the racing,” Reutzel continued. “We needed this win bad. I didn’t want to go into the final round behind someone in the point chase. We want to win this championship so bad.”

With Eldora Speedway’s 4-Crown Nationals officially in the books, Aaron Reutzel will enter the final round of the 2018 All Star Circuit of Champions season in two weeks with a 64-point cushion in the All Star driver championship chase, also owning a 32-point lead in the owner title chase for car owner, Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude the 2018 season with the #GYATKExtravaganza at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., on Saturday, October 6.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway - September 22, 2018:
37th Annual 4-Crown Nationals
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 41 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Trevor Baker - 13.156 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cole Duncan - 12.845 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brock Zearfoss
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ryan Smith
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Carson Macedo
Kistler Racing Products #5: Brady Bacon
JE Pistons Dash #1: Brock Zearfoss
WIX Filters Dash #2: Parker Price-Miller
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Lee Jacobs
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dave Blaney (+12)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 12N-Cole Duncan, 12.845; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.918; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi, 12.948; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.017; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.084; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.144; 7. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.192; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson, 13.234; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.481

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.889; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.038; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 13.047; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.219; 5. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.245; 6. 35b-Stuart Brubaker, 13.300; 7. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.417; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.478

Group (C)
1. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.920; 2. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.977; 3. 19-Mitch Harble, 13.440; 4. 71m-Paul May, 13.568; 5. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 13.722; 6. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.754; 7. 71h-Randy Hannagan, 13.788; 8. 83-Adam Cruea, 14.025

Group (D)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.022; 2. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.125; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.133; 4. 59-Cory Eliason, 13.223; 5. 71X-Ayrton Olsen, 13.497; 6. 4L-Cap Henry, 13.509; 7. 24-Rico Abreu, 99.320; 8. 27-Cody Gallogly, 99.330

Group (E)
1. 1G-Max Stambaugh, 13.125; 2. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.227; 3. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.350; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.467; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.545; 6. 5-Jordan Harble, 13.655; 7. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.490; 8. 5B-Chad Blonde, 99.410

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi [2]; 3. 12N-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson [8]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 9. O9-Craig Mintz [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 4-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [5]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 7. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 8. 28-Brian Paulus [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 2. 71M-Paul May [1]; 3. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 4. 71H-Randy Hannagan [7]; 5. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [5]; 6. 19-Mitch Harble [2]; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo [6]; 8. 83-Adam Cruea [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 2. 59-Cory Eliason [1]; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer [2]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 5. 71X-Ayrton Olsen [5]; 6. 4L-Cap Henry [6]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 99-Brady Bacon [2]; 2. 1G-Max Stambaugh [4]; 3. 45-Trevor Baker [3]; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron [1]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 6. 5-Jordan Harble [6]; 7. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 4-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 71M-Paul May [1]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 59-Cory Eliason [6]; 6. 71-Gio Scelzi [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 2. 12N-Cole Duncan [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 5. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 6. 1G-Max Stambaugh [6]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [3]; 4. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [6]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 6. 4L-Cap Henry [9]; 7. 28-Brian Paulus [15]; 8. 71X-Ayrton Olsen [5]; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson [11]; 10. 5-Jordan Harble [10]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 12. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 13. O9-Craig Mintz [19]; 14. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [14]; 15. 19-Mitch Harble [7]; 16. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [12]; 17. 83-Adam Cruea [17]; 18. 21N-Frankie Nervo [13]

A-Main (27 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [11]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [15]; 5. 12N-Cole Duncan [4]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [18]; 7. 99-Brady Bacon [5]; 8. 11-Ryan Smith [10]; 9. 1G-Max Stambaugh [12]; 10. 49-Shawn Dancer [14]; 11. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [23]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [7]; 13. 71H-Randy Hannagan [20]; 14. 81-Lee Jacobs [21]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [17]; 16. 45-Trevor Baker [16]; 17. 7K-Cale Conley [22]; 18. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [13]; 19. 22M-Dan McCarron [19]; 20. 71M-Paul May [3]; 21. 35-Tyler Esh [25]; 22. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [24]; 23. 4-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 24. 59-Cory Eliason [9]; 25. 3G-Carson Macedo [6] Lap Leaders: Parker Price-Miller (1-11), Aaron Reutzel (12-27)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Eldora Speedway on 9/22/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5462
2. Carson Macedo - 5398
3. Chad Kemenah - 5318
4. Paul McMahan - 5174
5. Dave Blaney - 5016
6. Cale Conley - 4736
7. Brandon Spithaler - 4410
8. Tyler Esh - 4164
9. Jac Haudenschild - 4042
10. Parker Price-Miller - 3994

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Brent Marks Caps Emotional Evening with Thrilling Eldora Triumph

ROSSBURG, OH - September 21, 2018 — On an emotional night at one of the most famous dirt tracks in the world, Brent Marks won a thrilling race, passing fellow Central Pennsylvania Outlaw Logan Schuchart for the lead on Lap 23 and holding off a furious charge from 13th-starting Dave Blaney, Schuchart and 23rd-starting Greg Wilson. It was Marks' third career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory and first at the historic Eldora Speedway. Marks dedicated the win to Greg Hodnett, who passed tragically the night before in an unsanctioned race in Pennsylvania.

Logan Schuchart won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 30-Lap Feature, alongside David Gravel. Schuchart darted out to the early lead and Brent Marks, who started third, blasted around the bottom to take second down the backstretch.

Schuchart set a torrid pace out front as Marks went to war with Kraig Kinser for the runner-up position. With Marks banging down the cushion and Kinser catfishing around the bottom, the duo battled side-by-side for the better part of five laps.

As Schuchart reached heavy lapped traffic, Kinser and Marks’ battle continued and they both closed in on the Shark Racing No.1S. Kinser edged Marks by a nose at the line on Lap 12, which would prove crucial as the caution would fly for Parker Price-Miller, who lost a left rear tire running in the top ten.

Schuchart elected the bottom on the double-file restart, moving Kinser to his outside. Kinser, who was glued to the bottom prior to the caution, fell back on the start, as Marks moved back into second.

Some contact the following lap between a slew of cars in the top ten, sent Gio Scelzi high into turn one, grazing the wall. Scelzi came down off the wall and got together with Daryn Pittman, resulting in the Kasey Kahne Racing No.9 upside down. Both drivers were uninjured but done for the evening.

The ensuing double-file restart saw Schuchart again choose the bottom with Marks to his outside this time. Schuchart remained in command with Marks in tow. 13th-starting Dave Blaney threw his name in the ring, battling Gravel and Kinser for the third position, three-wide at times.

Simultaneously, 23rd-starting Greg Wilson was coming, in typical Greg Wilson Eldora fashion, glued to the inside guard rail.

Back up front, Marks was closing in on Schuchart and threw a slide job for the lead into turn one on Lap 23. Schuchart fought back underneath Marks to maintain the lead going into turn three, where he went to the bottom. Marks put his family-owned No.19 right up against the wall, grabbing the cushion off of turn four and taking command of the field to lead the lap.

Marks powered away from Schuchart, who now had his hands full with the hard-charging Blaney and Wilson. Blaney took second from Schuchart and set his sights on Marks. After Marks got held up ever so slightly in traffic, Blaney attempted a slide job in turn three with three laps remaining, but Marks stayed on the gas and powered around the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame member to maintain control.

Blaney’s slide job attempt for the lead cost him momentum as Wilson and Schuchart, who found late race speed right up against the outside wall, caught and surpassed the veteran by the White Flag.

But tonight, there was no catching Brent Marks, as the Myerstown, PA native went on to win his third World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of the season and of his career.

“We’re all really thinking about Greg [Hodnett] and his family, he’s somebody I’ve respected tremendously throughout my whole career and was always a fan of growing up in Central Pennsylvania. This race is for him and his whole family and everyone back in Pennsylvania mourning his loss,” an emotional Marks said to a large applause from the Eldora Speedway crowd.

“This is awesome, I can’t believe I won a race at Eldora. This is my first Outlaw win that my Mom and Dad were able to see. I can’t thank my guys Jesse and Dallas enough, and we just added Jim Shuttlesworth. Last week was our first weekend together, we kept talking and improving throughout the night and working together well. This is special, I can’t believe I’m standing in Victory Lane at Eldora,” Marks added.

When asked about the race itself, Marks talked about the tricky cushion, “I knew I needed to be more aggressive on the wall, but the top was right up against the wall and I didn’t want to tear this thing up. I changed my entry into turn three and Logan started coming to me,”

“I can’t believe it’s my sophomore season with the World of Outlaws and I have three wins now, I can’t thank everyone who helps out with this operation enough,” Marks concluded.

Fellow Central Pennsylvania native Logan Schuchart settled for second after leading 22 laps, “It’s tough, lapped cars are so hard to judge. It’s hard leading a race and knowing where to go, I didn’t feel as comfortable up top and I felt I was slowing down, so I moved down. Brent drove a great race.”

“This is all for the Heffner Racing No.27 team and everybody back home, we’ve got a couple of PA boys up front and this is all for them,” Schuchart added with emotion.

The obvious KSE Hard Charger was 23rd-starting Greg Wilson who finished on the podium for the second time this year at Eldora.

“We’re good when it slicks off. This is how the tracks need to be. The race track was awesome tonight, there was passing,” Wilson said before reflecting about the recent tragedy in Sprint Car Racing.

“My heart goes out to the Hodnett family. I woke up this morning and looked at my wife and girls and wondered if I should keep doing this. I love it, though. I wouldn’t trade this opportunity to race with my wife and kids at Eldora in front of all you fans for anything,” Wilson, the Ohio native, said to a thunderous roar from the crowd.

Dave Blaned faded to fourth in the closing laps, still no small feat coming from 13th, with Gravel completing the top five.

Kraig Kinser was strong all evening and settled for sixth with Hunter Schuerenburg, who set Quick Time, and Sheldon Haudenschild finishing seventh and eighth, respectively. Rico Abreu charged from 21st to ninth with 17th-starting Jason Sides completing the top-ten.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series makes the trek to Western Pennsylvania tomorrow night, September 22 with the running of the Commonwealth Clash in Sarver, PA. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 19-Brent Marks [3][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$5,500]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [23][$3,200]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [13][$2,800]; 5. 5-David Gravel [2][$2,500]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5][$2,300]; 7. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4][$2,200]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,100]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [21][$2,050]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [17][$2,000]; 11. 3G-Carson Macedo [24][$1,500]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$1,200]; 13. 15-Donny Schatz [25][$300]; 14. 4-Brock Zearfoss [15][$1,050]; 15. 12N-Cole Duncan [20][$1,000]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [26][$100]; 17. 2-Shane Stewart [9][$800]; 18. 18-Ian Madsen [22][$800]; 19. 49X-Tim Shaffer [19][$800]; 20. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [11][$800]; 21. 3-Jac Haudenschild [12][$800]; 22. 17X-Aaron Reutzel [14][$800]; 23. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [6][$800]; 24. 9-Daryn Pittman [16][$800]; 25. 19P-Paige Polyak [18][$800]; 26. 13-Paul McMahan [8][$800]; Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-22, Brent Marks 23-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: W20-Greg Wilson[+20]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.005; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.041; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.115; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.144; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.147; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.157; 7. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.159; 8. 19-Brent Marks, 13.165; 9. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.186; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.209; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.217; 12. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 13.28; 13. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.319; 14. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.322; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.376; 16. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.394; 17. 71M-Randy Hannagan, 13.469; 18. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.547; 19. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.635; 20. 10P-Jim Perricone, 14.35; 21. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.756

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.987; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.001; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.06; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.082; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.092; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.099; 7. 17X-Aaron Reutzel, 13.114; 8. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.131; 9. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.137; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.165; 11. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.32; 12. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.341; 13. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.395; 14. 59-Cory Eliason, 13.451; 15. 11N-Michael Kofoid, 13.497; 16. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.566; 17. O7-Jacob Wilson, 13.691; 18. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.787; 19. 5H-Jordan Harble, 13.806; 20. 42-Ty Tilton, 13.898

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 2. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [1]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 7. 99-Brady Bacon [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [10]; 10. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [11]; 11. 71M-Randy Hannagan [9]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 9. 10P-Jim Perricone [10]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [9]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 17X-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 19P-Paige Polyak [6]; 6. 11N-Michael Kofoid [8]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson [9]; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble [10]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 12N-Cole Duncan [4]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 7. 59-Cory Eliason [7]; 8. 97-Caleb Helms [8]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 10. 42-Ty Tilton [10]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 5-David Gravel [8]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [7]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 6. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [5]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [3]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer - 1. 7K-Cale Conley [1][-]; 2. 71M-Randy Hannagan [3][-]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [5][$150]; 4. O7-Jacob Wilson [4][$150]; 5. 97-Caleb Helms [2][$150]; 6. 49D-Shawn Dancer [7][$125]; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron [6][$125]; 8. 42-Ty Tilton [10][$125]; 9. 5H-Jordan Harble [8][$125]; 10. 10P-Jim Perricone [9][$125]; 11. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [11][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 24-Rico Abreu [3][-]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1][-]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [2][-]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [7][-]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$300]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$250]; 7. 59-Cory Eliason [8][$225]; 8. 99-Brady Bacon [5][$200]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [6][$200]; 10. 71M-Randy Hannagan [12][$200]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [11][$200]; 12. 11N-Michael Kofoid [10][$200]

Monday, September 17, 2018

Nominees for the Central PA Racing Scene Best Appearing Sprint Car of 2018

                                                                         Drew Ritchie 305

                                                                            Lucas Wolfe 360s

                                                             Lance Dewease - 461 sprints
               
                                                             Russ Mitten Super Sportsman

                                                          Chase Gutshall sportsman

                                                                Stephanie Dodson 305

Nominees for the Central PA Racing Scene Best 410 Driver of 2018

 Lucas Wolfe - 6 Wins / 21 top 5 / 17 top 10

 Freddie Rahmer - 6 Win /21 top 5 /12 top 10

 Danny Dietrich - 9 Wins / 14 top 5 / 7 top 10

 Greg Hodnett - 4 Wins / 27 top 5 / 16 top 10 / Grove Point leader / overall 410 point leader

 Lance Dewease - 10 Wins /11 top 5 /1 top 10

Brian Montieth - 7 Wins / 14 top 5 / 8 top 10 / lincoln point champion

Nominees for the Central PA Racing Scene Best 358 Driver of 2018

 David Hollbrook - 3 Wins / 5 top 5 / 3 top 10 / 4 heat wins Trail Way Track Champion
 Cody Fletcher - 2 Wins / 8 top 5 / 9 top 10 / 2 heat wins / overall 358 point leader

 Steve Owings - 4 Wins / 1 top 5 / 2 top 10 / 5 heat wins

 Dylan Norris - 3 Wins / 6 top 5 / 7 top 10 / 7 heat wins

 Kevin Nouse - 3 Wins / 3 top 5 / 2 top 10 / 2 heat wins / point leader at Williams Grove

Jeff Halligan - 3 Wins / 10 top 5 / 3 top 10 / 4 heat wins

Nominees for the Central PA Racing Scene Best 360 driver of 2018

 Mark Smith - 8 wins / 5 top 5 / 3 top 10 / 13 heat wins

 Greg Hodnett - 2 Wins / 1 top 5

Jason Shultz - 3 Wins / 11 top 5 / 4 top 10 / 2 heat wins
 Chad Layton - 1 Win / 12 top 5 / 4 top 10

 Davie Franek - 2 Wins / 12 top 5 / 3 top 10 / 5 heat wins

Blane Heimbach - 2 Wins

Nominees for the Central PA Racing Scene Best Super Sportsman Driver of 2018

 Scott Dellinger - 8 wins / 9 top 5/ 1 top 10 / 6 heat wins

 Frankie Herr - 1 Win / 6 top 5 / 6 top 10 / 4 heat wins

 Russ Mitten - 1 Win / 7 top 5 / 2 top 10

Kenny Edkin - 2 Win / 11 top 5 / 1 top 10

Nominees for the Central PA Racing Scene Best 305 driver of 2018

 Drew Ritchey - 2 Wins / 9 top 5 / 4 top 10 / 5 heat wins

 Zach Newlin - 5 Wins / 9 top 5 / 6 top 10 / 5 heat wins
 John Scarborough - 4 Wins / 4 top 5 / 6 top 10 / 14 heat wins

 Austin Bishop - 4 wins / 7 top 5 / 3 top 10

Kyle Smith - 5 Wins / 8 top 5 / 4 top 10

Williams Grove Hosts Jam-Packed Action-Filled Night Of Sprints This Week Four sprint car mains slated on World of Outlaws tune-up night!

9/16/18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host a fantastic night of sprint car racing coming up this Friday, September 21 at 7 pm including full racing programs for the both the 410 and 358 sprints plus a make-up feature for both divisions on Brooks Powersports Night.

And there will be no increase in the previously posted admission price for the valuable and exciting racing event!

The regular program will feature the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints in a World of Outlaws tune-up event paying $4,000 to win as the local sprint cars ready themselves for the following week’s World of Outlaws National Open events.

A regular World of Outlaws format will be used to set the heat and feature starting grids for the 410 sprints.

The race will be the final installement in the 2018 Hoosier Diamond Series at the track in which Greg Hodnett is the point leader.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints will also compete in a regular program of heats and a 20-lap main event.

In addition, two make-up features held over from September 14 will also be contested during the night.

The 410 sprints will race in the 30-lap Al Hamilton Tribute Dirt Classic Qualifier paying $5,0777 to the winner, also a Diamond Series event.

The 358 sprints will race a make-up from September 14, spinning off a Summer Series event boasting an increased purse.

Because of the full slate of racing planned for the night, starting time has been moved to 7 pm.

Adult general admission for the night is $16 with students ages 13 –20 priced at just $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

 Before the rains on September 14, as the 410 sprint Hamilton Tribute feature began, second starter Greg Hodnett had taken the lead while fourth starter Lance Dewease raced up to second.

But before the entire first lap could be completed, a seven-car fracas unfolded in the fourth turn involving the cars of Adam Wilt, Chase Dietz, Jim Siegel, Jared Esh, Kyle Moody, Freddie Rahmer and Cory Haas.

And then while awaiting a return to action following accident clean up, persistent and moderate rainfall soaked the track, forcing postponement of the balance of the night’s racing.

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.

Dellinger picks up his 4th career Sportsman 100 at BAPS Motor Speedway




YORK HAVEN, Pa.: Scott Dellinger came into the Super Sportsman season at BAPS Motor Speedway with a different attitude.

It wasn’t about winning a championship. Dellinger accomplished that a year ago and was focused more on getting to the front and finishing off wins.

There was no set number. Four, five, or maybe six. Dellinger had no idea, just that he was going to have a different mindset. Never did he imagine that he would put together the best year of his career.

Dellinger joined elite company Saturday night, collecting his fourth career Super Sportsman 100 victory. He joined Larry Jackson, Frankie Herr, and Dwight Leib as the only drivers with four or more wins in this prestigious event.

“That’s an awesome crowd to be with,” Dellinger said. “We thrashed after time trials. We had a leaking fuel cell, and I guess we had a bladder get a hole in it.

 “They worked harder on getting things ready that way than we were for the race. It seems every time we have luck like that, things seem to fall in place.”

 It was Dellinger’s eighth win of the season at BAPS Motor Speedway. He also has a victory this season at Williams Grove Speedway, giving him nine for the year.

“I wouldn’t have guessed it,” Dellinger said of his season. “I told everyone at the beginning of the year that we weren’t point chasing. It was on everybody’s mind, but we came here to win, and I came here and drove more aggressive than I normally do.

“This is for all of the guys on the team. It’s nice to have them all here. I’m just grateful to be in the seat, and they give me a hell of a car to drive.”

Dellinger might be more aggressive in 2018, but he is also driving smart. And, he showed that throughout the 100-lap affair.

Chris Meleason started second on the grid and took the lead over pole-sitter Dave Conrad Jr. Dellinger, who started sixth, took his time getting to the front, saving his tires and picking off his competitors one by one.

Dellinger didn’t get to Meleason until the halfway point. He stalked the leader for five laps before surging to the top spot with a low move through the first and second corner on Lap 56.

“He was running a good line,” Dellinger said of Meleason. “He bobbled once, and I saw where he was bobbling. I don’t know, I guess it’s experience.

 “I followed Frankie a lot of nights to see how he did it. So, I guess that’s what it was. I was watching where [Meleason] was struggling, and I started making up ground, changed my lane a bit, and that helped me close in. Then, he bobbled one time, and I was there to pounce. You’ve got to put yourself in position.”

 Once out front, Dellinger was smooth in distancing himself from the field. Meanwhile, Kenny Edkin was becoming a factor.

Edkin started third on the grid but went to the pit area early in the event. He restarted 19th and started to chip his way through the field, passing Meleason for the second by the time the 80th circuit was scored.

 Over the last 20 laps, Edkin was able to close. Dellinger didn’t have W-Link and was dealing with mud under the throttle and started to lose some ground.

 The final caution of the event came out on Lap 95 for Paul Miller, which set up a five-lap sprint to the finish. Dellinger hit his marks on the restart, and he was able to drive away for the satisfying win.

“Two to go, I thought, ‘Man, this will be alright,’” Dellinger said. “I was sitting there watching the cars in front of me and then the caution came out. I wasn’t looking forward to that. I saw Kenny was behind me, and I was certain he was going to give it all he had.

“I saw the checker, and it was about time. I was glad to see it. It felt like those last 30 laps took four hours.

“It starts to wear you down, and I started to lose focus. When I saw 10 to go, I was trying to pace myself with the cars in front of me and started to miss my marks. When I got that restart, it was a totally different game. I changed my entry and hit it a lot better. It was like a reset.”

Edkin settled for second, followed by Chase Gutshall. Meleason hung on for fourth, with 16th-place starter Steve Fannasy coming from 16th to fifth to earn Sledgecraft Chassis Hard Charger honors.

 Chad Criswell earned $200 for setting quick time for the 33-car field with a lap of 16.984. Mike Enders and Bruce Buckwalter Jr. won the twin B-Mains.

           

Jasen Geesaman dominated the Morgan Paving Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock main, leading the entire 20-lap event.

Ryan Smith and Dustin Hollinger occupied the front row, but Geesaman made short work of the frontrunners, charging from fourth to first on the opening lap. He drove away the rest of the way for the win.

Brian Walls was second, followed by Jim Palm, Chris Derr, and Chad Smith. Geesaman, Jason Townsend, and Hollinger were heat winners for the 24-car field.



Super Sportsman Feature Finish, 100 Laps: 1. Scott Dellinger; 2. Kenny Edkin; 3. Chase Gutshall; 4. Chris Meleason; 5. Steve Fannasy; 6. Mike Enders; 7. Chad Criswell; 8. Frankie Herr; 9. Timmie Barrick; 10. Bruce Buckwalter Jr.; 11. Doug Dodson; 12. Matt Ondek; 13. John Edkin; 14. Nate Young; 15. Justin Foster; 16. Paul Miller; 17. Dave Conrad Jr.; 18. Tyler Wolford; 19. Todd Leonard; 20. Garrett Williamson; 21. Russ Mitten; 22. Davey Walsh; 23. Aaron Eichelberger; 24. Gregg Foster.



Street Stock Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Jasen Geesaman; 2. Brian Walls; 3. Jim Palm; 4. Chris Derr; 5. Chad Smith; 6. Kory Sites; 7. Brandon Wanner; 8. Bud Witmer; 9. Kyle Saylor; 10. Jamey Huls; 11. Jimmy Combs; 12. Kevin Sigler; 13. Marshall McMullen; 14. Bob Scott Jr.; 15. Jake Moser; 16. Shawn Liddick; 17. Will Walls; 18. Eric Tripp; 19. Scott Thunberg; 20. Doug Barber; 21. Dustin Hollinger; 22. Ryan Smith; 23. Matt Wampler; 24. Jason Townsend; 25. Bobby Meixsell.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Ryan Smith wins thriller at Selinsgrove Speedway for $10,000 payday

SELINSGROVE, Pa. (September 15, 2018) - Holding off a hard charging Freddie Rahmer, the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ Ryan Smith put fans on their feet on Saturday night in Central Pennsylvania, ultimately earning a first-ever Jim Nace Memorial/National Open victory at Selinsgrove Speedway.

For Smith, the route to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane was not only challenging for the driver, but also challenging for the crew, as the team discovered a hole in the right-rear tire during an open red just before the midpoint of the 30-lap main event. Despite the setback, Smith and his team prevailed, eventually leading every lap to score the $10,000 payday.

The All Star victory, aboard the Mike McGhee & Associates No. 11, was Smith’s second of the 2018 season and his eighth overall with the Series. Freddie Rahmer held on to finish, just ahead of Brian Brown, Lucas Wolfe and TJ Stutts.

“This is all because of the crew guys standing behind me,” an elated Ryan Smith said in victory lane. “We started on this thing in May. We struggled some at first, but we kept getting faster and faster and now here we are in September with a big win. They work their butts off, that’s for sure. I definitely wouldn’t be standing here without their hard work and support.”

Ryan Smith and TJ Stutts led the field to green on Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway. Although Smith was able to get the initial jump, it was Salfordville, Pennsylvania’s Freddie Rahmer who was making the early moves, actually advancing from eighth to fifth by the time the leaders crossed under the flagstand to complete the first circuit.

The top-five remained unchanged until the main event’s first caution appeared on lap six for a slowing Michael Walter. When green flag action returned, Freddie Rahmer made another move toward the front, this time driving around Lucas Wolfe to take the fourth spot. Just three circuits later, Rahmer pounced again, this time taking the third position from TJ Stutts.

Traffic came into play for the first time on lap 13 which slowed Smith’s pace at the front of the field, ultimately allowing Brian Brown, who raced in the runner-up spot the entire distance, and Rahmer to catch Smith in a hurry. The very next circuit, Rahmer advanced in the running order yet again, this time beating Brian Brown in a drag race off of turn four to complete lap 14. A caution on lap 15 for a slowing Tyler Esh halted the feature field yet again allowing Rahmer to catch his breath. Due to the number of combined laps completed, the main event’s second caution resulted in a fuel stop.

During the five minute open red stop, Ryan Smith’s team noticed a hole in their right-rear tire. Instead of replacing the tire and forfeiting the lead, the team decided to plug the hole and attempt to finish the final 16 circuits. The decision proved to be worth $10,000, but not without a fight from Freddie Rahmer.

The field returned to green with Ryan Smith in control once again over Rahmer, Brown, Wolfe and Stutts. Although the action was limited for the next few circuits, it was what happened after the feature’s third and final caution on lap 23 that created the stir at the front of the field. When the green lights kicked back on, so did Freddie Rahmer, instantly applying pressure on Smith as the pair completed lap 23. By lap 24, Rahmer was all over the ‘Kunkletown Kid,’ actually pulling even with Smith to create a side-by-side battle for the lead.

Although the wheel-to-wheel battle ended in Smith’s favor, Rahmer was far from raising the white flag. The recent All Star winner at Port Royal Speedway threw everything he had at Smith for the next three circuits, pounding the cushion as Smith ran the bottom, nearly driving around Smith in turn four on three consecutive occasions. Despite Rahmer’s mad attempts, Smith prevailed, eventually pulling away to a 1.3 second advantage at the final checkers.

“I really wasn’t sure where to go there after that last restart,” Ryan Smith explained. “During the fuel stop, my crew was actually telling me to run the bottom, but I was so comfortable running the top. I knew Freddie [Rahmer] was going to be good, but if he was that good, he was going to have to drive around me.”

Only two events remain on the 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule including a stop at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, September 22. Joining all three divisions of USAC, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will help headline the 37th running of the 4-Crown Nationals which will also feature the USAC National Midgets, USAC National Sprint Cars and the USAC Silver Crown Series. The 4-Crown Nationals weekend at The Big E will actually begin on Friday, September 21, with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition.

Those seeking more news and notes regarding the 4-Crown Nationals blockbuster at Eldora Speedway should visit the facility live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Selinsgrove Speedway - September 15, 2018:
Jim Nace Memorial/36th Annual National Open
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 31 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brian Brown - 16.159 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 15.876 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lucas Wolfe
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Greg Hodnett
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Dave Blaney
JE Pistons Dash #1: Ryan Smith
WIX Filters Dash #2: TJ Stutts
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cale Conley
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Freddie Rahmer (+6)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.876; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 15.992; 3. 44-Trey Starks, 16.211; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.351; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser, 16.390; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.439; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.664; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 99.000

Group (B)
1. 11-Ryan Smith, 16.087; 2. 11T-TJ Stutts, 16.091; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.149; 4. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.405; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.490; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo, 16.618; 7. 11S-Jim Shuster, 16.823; 8. 10-Joe Kata, 17.437

Group (C)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.158; 2. 33-Jared Esh, 16.214; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.228; 4. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.255; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 16.275; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 16.500; 7. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 16.663; 8. 9-Ryan Linder, 17.024

Group (D)
1. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.092; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.133; 3. 70-Dave Blaney, 16.177; 4. 29-Jason Shultz, 16.219; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.292; 6. 49-Mallie Shuster, 16.972; 7. 33W-Michael Walter, 17.122

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 7. 5T-Tyler Reeser [5]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts [3]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 6. 11S-Jim Shuster [7]; 7. 10-Joe Kata [8]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [1]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [1]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 5. 33-Jared Esh [3]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [7]; 8. 9-Ryan Linder [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach [5]; 5. 29-Jason Shultz [1]; 6. 33W-Michael Walter [7]; 7. 49-Mallie Shuster [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 11T-TJ Stutts [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 5. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [5]; 3. 33W-Michael Walter [4]; 4. 9-Ryan Linder [8]; 5. 10-Joe Kata [7]; 6. 49-Mallie Shuster [6]; 7. 11S-Jim Shuster [3]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 5. 11T-TJ Stutts [2]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 8. 12-Blane Heimbach [14]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]; 12. 29-Jason Shultz [18]; 13. 3G-Carson Macedo [16]; 14. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 15. 39M-Anthony Macri [15]; 16. 7K-Cale Conley [21]; 17. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [19]; 18. 33-Jared Esh [17]; 19. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [22]; 20. 4-Brock Zearfoss [12]; 21. 35-Tyler Esh [20]; 22. 9-Ryan Linder [24]; 23. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [10]; 24. 33W-Michael Walter [23] Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith (1-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Selinsgrove Speedway on 9/15/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5312
2. Carson Macedo - 5296
3. Chad Kemenah - 5198
4. Paul McMahan - 5048
5. Dave Blaney - 4878
6. Cale Conley - 4620
7. Brandon Spithaler - 4320
8. Tyler Esh - 4056
9. Jac Haudenschild - 3952
10. Parker Price-Miller - 3848

Eliason Gets Second Career Outlaw Win at Calistoga

CALISTOGA, CA – September 15, 2018 – An opportune Yellow Flag allowed Cory Eliason to officially lead all 25 laps Saturday night at Calistoga Speedway for his second career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory. Donny Schatz took the lead off of turn four coming to the White Flag, but the caution negated the pass, forcing Schatz to be relegated back to second, where he finished. Logan Schuchart finished third, his second podium in as many nights at Calistoga.

Eliason won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for 25-Lap Feature alongside his good friend and fellow California native Giovanni Scelzi. Eliason and Scelzi waged war on the opening lap, with Eliason turning under a Scelzi slide job to lead Lap 1.

Eliason, who scored his first career Outlaw win earlier this year at Stockton, powered away from the field as Scelzi, Schatz and Schuchart captivated the large Calistoga Speedway audience with their battle for second.

Schatz, who won the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown last year, moved by Schuchart into third on Lap 10 and set his eyes on young Scelzi, who was in search of his first career Outlaw triumph. Schatz edged in front of the youngster on Lap 11, but the Fresno, CA teenager battled back underneath the nine-time Series Champion to grab the runner-up position back.

Despite Scelzi’s resilience, Schatz wrestled the position away for good on Lap 14 as the Fargo, ND native focused his sights on Eliason. Schatz gradually cut into Eliason’s lead, setting up some potential late race fireworks. With five to go, Schuchart got by Scelzi for third as Schatz had all but erased Eliason’s lead.

Coming to the White Flag, Eliason slipped out of the rubber in turn three, opening the door for Schatz. Schatz got underneath Eliason, who was desperately trying to get back into the groove and the two made slight contact, resulting with Schatz having the advantage coming to the White Flag.

It was all for nothing as the caution flew for Brent Marks who came to a stop atop turn two, ending his charge forward.

The caution set up a Green-White-Checkered finish, and after getting a second chance at it, Eliason wasn’t going to make a mistake this time. The Visalia, CA native went on to win his second World of Outlaws Feature of the year and his career.

“I got out of the rubber and saw [Schatz] underneath me and thought was it, I’m going to finish second,” a jubilant Eliason said.

Eliason, who was making his 43rd Outlaw start of the season, has spent the majority of the 2018 season in the Midwest and East Coast and has valued his time at new race tracks. “I can’t thank Dennis and Theresa Roth enough, it’s absolutely been beneficial to be out on the road this year and I think our speed these few weeks at home show that,” Eliason added.

Donny Schatz was understandably disappointed to see the Yellow Flag fly, preventing his 20th win of the year. “That’s part of racing. Sometimes the Yellows fall your way, sometimes they don’t. We’ll take second and move on to Eldora on Friday,” Schatz said.

Logan Schuchart was pleased to be on the podium once again and gain momentum heading back East, “Being out here all the way from Pennsylvania, it’s great to finish on the podium back-to-back nights here, it says a lot about this team and how hard they work. Hopefully we can pick up some more wins to finish off the season,” Schuchart said positively.

Brad Sweet got by Gio Scelzi on the late restart to finish fourth with Scelzi matching his career-best Outlaw finish in fifth. Greg Wilson earned KSE Hard Charger honors.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series makes the cross-country trek to Eldora Speedway to compete Friday, September 21 before returning to Sarver, PA and Lernerville Speedway for the Commonwealth Clash Saturday, September 22. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 83-Cory Eliason [1][$12,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$5,700]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$3,000]; 5. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [2][$2,600]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [10][$2,400]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,300]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart [7][$2,200]; 9. 5-David Gravel [9][$2,150]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [12][$2,100]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [14][$1,600]; 12. 17W-Shane Golobic [15][$1,350]; 13. 29-Willie Croft [11][$1,300]; 14. 26-Joey Saldana [13][$1,200]; 15. 88N-DJ Netto [17][$1,100]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$1,000]; 17. 68-Chase Johnson [19][$900]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson [23][$850]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18][$800]; 20. O-Bud Kaeding [20][$800]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$800]; 22. 19-Brent Marks [21][$800]; 23. 45-Austen Wheatley [24][$800]; 24. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [22][$800] Lap Leaders: Cory Eliason 1-25 KSE Hard Charger Award: W20-Greg Wilson[+5]

Qualifying: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.874; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.938; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.135; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.149; 5. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi, 16.151; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.177; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.184; 8. 83-Cory Eliason, 16.243; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.267; 10. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.359; 11. 29-Willie Croft, 16.372; 12. 5-David Gravel, 16.451; 13. 26-Joey Saldana, 16.456; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 16.499; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.52; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.526; 17. 68-Chase Johnson, 16.532; 18. 17W-Shane Golobic, 16.552; 19. O-Bud Kaeding, 16.619; 20. 88N-DJ Netto, 16.701; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.723; 22. 19-Brent Marks, 16.726; 23. 45-Austen Wheatley, 16.808; 24. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 16.824; 25. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 16.976; 26. 3C-Tanner Thorson, 19.124

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 5. 26-Joey Saldana [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [8]; 8. O-Bud Kaeding [7]; 9. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [9]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [2]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 4. 29-Willie Croft [4]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [7]; 7. 45-Austen Wheatley [8]; 8. 3C-Tanner Thorson [9]; 9. 68-Chase Johnson [6]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 5-David Gravel [4]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [8]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [7]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 83-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 68-Chase Johnson [1][-]; 2. O-Bud Kaeding [2][-]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [4][-]; 4. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [6][-]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [3][-]; 6. 45-Austen Wheatley [5][-]; 7. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [7][$300]; 8. 3C-Tanner Thorson [8][$250]

DYLAN NORRIS SCORES FINAL 358 SPRINT CAR WIN OF 2018 AT TRAIL-WAY; DAVID HOLBROOK TAKES TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP Marriott Claims 270 Win & Championship, Stock Wins To Smith & Rohrbaugh

Hanover, PA (9/14/18) - Friday night, Dylan Norris was the class of the 358 Sprint Car field at Trail-Way Speedway. In only his first full season of 358 Sprint Car racing, Norris managed to claim three wins and a Rookie of the Year title. On this night, Norris held the 2018 Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic 358 Sprint Car Track Champion at bay for 25 laps.


“I kept seeing him behind me,” Norris commented on David Holbrook, who was lurking behind the leader for the entirety of the feature race. “There was really nothing up top so I figured if I stayed low I’d be alright.”


Norris had his hands full when lapped cars came into the picture on the ninth lap. Holbrook and JB Cunningham were within feet of the leader, but as Norris quickly passed Wellsville’s Andrew Frye in turns one and two, Holbrook and Cunningham got together resulting in Cunningham’s brief meeting with the turn two wall, ending his night with a broken front axle.


Norris continued to hit his marks over the final 10 laps, once again maneuvering around Frye, this time with one lap remaining. Norris crossed the line with a near one second lead over Holbrook with Mark Van Vorst, Cody Fletcher and Big Mike’s Crabhouse Hard Charger, Steve Owings, completing the top five.


Heat winners for the 358 Sprints were Zach Euculano and Cunningham. 


Holbrook joined Norris on the frontstretch, as his second place finish secured the 2018 358 Sprint Car Track Championship by 14 points over Fletcher. 


“This team really overcame some adversity,” Holbrook commented. “We destroyed our primary car a couple of weeks ago and we came back with this one and we’re still pretty good with it.” Good enough to win a championship.


Brian Marriott made the race winning pass on the fourth lap of the 20-lap 270 Micro Sprint feature and went on to claim his third win of the 2018 racing season along with his second consecutive Trail-Way Speedway 270 Micro Sprint Track Championship.


“That 20 laps seemed like 50 laps,” an elated Marriott said in victory lane, “I don’t care who it is behind me you can’t let your guard down. If you do that, you’re not a racer. Gotta have your elbows up to the end.” Marriott did just that, taking the checkered flag 1.084 seconds ahead of Tim McClelland. 14th starting Mike Boer finished third followed by Joe Long Jr., and Zachary Glass, who completed the top five.


Following his first appearance of 2018 at Trail-Way Speedway, Daniel LaFrance took home the Donahue Motorsports Hard Charger award following his 20th to 7th place run.


Heat winners for the 20 270 Micro Sprints were Levi Peck and Steven Cox.


Ryan Smith claimed the 20-lap Precise Racing Products Street Stock win, Friday night at Trail-Way Speedway. Smith took the lead away from Danny Beard on the third lap and then lost the lead to Brian Walls nine laps later. Walls was unable to hold onto the lead as he made contact with a lapped car coming out of turn four.


Walls, who was racing for the 2018 Street Stock Track Championship, was unable to rejoin the field and was forced to watch the points play out from the infield.


Smith assumed the lead on the 14th lap and drove on to claim his second victory of 2018 at Trail-Way. Jeremy Stremmel  and Beard finished second and third, respectively. Sam Gallagher’s fourth place finish secured Walls’ 2018 Street Stock Track Championship by a margin of 23 points.


“It feels good,” Walls exclaimed on the frontstretch. “It was fun racing with Ryan for the lead.” While Walls celebrated his Track Championship, the incident in turn four left him with a bitter taste in his mouth. “It’s a shame because we had the car to beat.”


Heat wins for the Street Stocks went to Walls and Aaron Beard.


Kyle Rohrbaugh picked up the 15-lap Limited Stock victory, Friday night at Trail-Way Speedway. Rohrbaugh, who started fourth, was able to drive around Robbie Carroll on the sixth lap and took the lead away from Terry Hartlaub only a lap later.


Rohrbaugh’s win was his third of the season. Terry Hartlaub, Robbie Carroll, Matt Chronister and Jason Chronister rounded out the top five.


“I was tired of finishing second.” Robbie Carroll exclaimed on the frontstretch, following his third place finish which cemented him as the 2018 Trail-Way Speedway Limited Stock Track Champion. Carroll, who finished second in the Limited Stock points standings three years in a row, was elated to bring home his first title. “Racing down south made the season long, but it paid off.”


Heat winners for the 18 Limited Stocks were Matt Chronister and Carroll.


Trail-Way Speedway is back in action next Saturday, September 22, 2018 with the 29th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial/National Open. The 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints and INEX Legends will all compete in a revamped program which will include time trials and a dash. For more information, please visit our website- www.trail-wayspeedway.com. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with racing scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.




Trail-Way Speedway

Hanover, PA

Friday, September 14, 2018

For Immediate Release


HOOSIER TIRE MID ATLANTIC 358 SPRINT CARS


Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 44-Dylan Norris, [1]; 2. 77-David Holbrook, [3]; 3. 34-Mark Van Vorst, [2]; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [6]; 5. 35-Steve Owings, [12]; 6. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [7]; 7. 10-Zach Euculano, [5]; 8. 99X-Zachary Cool, [10]; 9. 29T-Neal Amspacher, [9]; 10. 15-Andrew Frye, [11]; 11. (DNF) 511-John Sharpe, [8]; 12. (DNF) 39-Jason Cunningham Jr, [4]. No time.


Lap Leaders - Dylan Norris (1-25)



358 Sprint Car Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 10-Zach Euculano, [2]; 2. 77-David Holbrook, [3]; 3. 34-Mark Van Vorst, [1]; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [5]; 5. 511-John Sharpe, [4]; 6. 99X-Zachary Cool, [6]. Time - 2:25.09


358 Sprint Car Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 39-Jason Cunningham Jr, [1]; 2. 35-Steve Owings, [2]; 3. 44-Dylan Norris, [4]; 4. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [5]; 5. 29T-Neal Amspacher, [3]; 6. 15-Andrew Frye, [6]. No time.



270 MICRO SPRINTS


Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 1-Brian Marriott, [5]; 2. 6-Tim McClelland, [3]; 3. 22-Michael Boer, [14]; 4. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [7]; 5. 84-Zachary Glass, [8]; 6. 03-Branstin Shue, [1]; 7. 10L-Daniel Lafrance, [20]; 8. 28-Matt Frick, [11]; 9. 11T-Olivia Thayer, [18]; 10. 66-Tom Gaylor, [16]; 11. (DNF) 20-Cory Myers, [12]; 12. (DNF) 44-Steven Cox, [9]; 13. (DNF) 64-Levi Peck, [10]; 14. (DNF) 3-Connor Bollinger, [17]; 15. (DNF) 49-Doug Yingling, [2]; 16. (DNF) 7-Brent Mowery, [19]; 17. (DNF) 79S-Mike Stoppard, [13]; 18. (DNF) 4B-Billy Puckett IV, [15]; 19. (DNF) 96-Brock Whisler, [6]; (DNS) 37-Tyler Brown. No time.


Lap Leaders - Tim McClelland (1-3), Brian Marriott (4-20)



270 Micro Sprint Heat 1 FInish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 64-Levi Peck, [4]; 2. 84-Zachary Glass, [1]; 3. 96-Brock Whisler, [8]; 4. 37-Tyler Brown, [9]; 5. 49-Doug Yingling, [10]; 6. 28-Matt Frick, [2]; 7. 79S-Mike Stoppard, [3]; 8. 4B-Billy Puckett IV, [5]; (DNS) 3-Connor Bollinger, ; (DNS) 7-Brent Mowery. Time - 2:16.87


270 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 44-Steven Cox, [1]; 2. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [2]; 3. 1-Brian Marriott, [5]; 4. 6-Tim McClelland, [8]; 5. 03-Branstin Shue, [3]; 6. 20-Cory Myers, [9]; 7. 22-Michael Boer, [6]; 8. 66-Tom Gaylor, [4]; 9. 11T-Olivia Thayer, [10]; 10. 10L-Daniel Lafrance, [7]. No time.



PRECISE RACING PRODUCTS STREET STOCKS


Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 59-Ryan Smith, [3]; 2. 51-Jeremy Stremmel, [5]; 3. 60-Danny Beard, [1]; 4. 25-Sam Gallagher, [6]; 5. 94M-Zachary Myers, [2]; 6. 21W-Will Walls, [4]; 7. 94-Dalton Myers, [11]; 8. 6T-Jacob Toney, [8]; 9. 19-Richard Phillip, [9]; 10. (DNF) 2W-Brian Walls, [12]; 11. (DNF) 69-Tyler Harman, [10]; 12. (DNF) 60A-Aaron Beard, [7]. No time.


Lap Leaders - Danny Beard (1-2), Ryan Smith (3-11), Brian Walls (12-13), Ryan Smith (14-20)



Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 2W-Brian Walls, [1]; 2. 25-Sam Gallagher, [3]; 3. 21W-Will Walls, [5]; 4. 94M-Zachary Myers, [6]; 5. 6T-Jacob Toney, [4]; 6. (DNF) 69-Tyler Harman, [2]. Time - 2:24.47


Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 60A-Aaron Beard, [1]; 2. 51-Jeremy Stremmel, [4]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith, [5]; 4. 60-Danny Beard, [3]; 5. 19-Richard Phillip, [6]; (DNS) 94-Dalton Myers. No time.



LIMITED STOCKS


Feature (15 Laps) - 1. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [4]; 2. 92-Terry Hartlaub, [3]; 3. 69-Robbie Carroll, [5]; 4. 81-Matt Chronister, [12]; 5. 38-Jason Chronister, [1]; 6. 47-Travis Brown, [6]; 7. 41-Cody Klinedinst, [7]; 8. 22-Chad Martin, [8]; 9. 77-Justin Mong, [9]; 10. 36-Bobby Wellman, [16]; 11. 46-Donald Smith, [14]; 12. 69G-Danny Fox, [13]; 13. 67C-Jason Minter, [10]; 14. (DNF) 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, [2]; 15. (DNF) 72-Gary Claypoole, [18]; 16. (DNF) 56-Zach Baxter, [11]; (DNS) 88-Justin Oberlin, ; (DNS) 32-Jeff Foster. No time.


Lap Leaders - Jason Chronister (1), Terry Hartlaub (2-6), Kyle Rohrbaugh (7-15)



Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 81-Matt Chronister, [4]; 2. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [9]; 3. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, [2]; 4. 47-Travis Brown, [3]; 5. 22-Chad Martin, [8]; 6. 67C-Jason Minter, [5]; 7. 69G-Danny Fox, [1]; 8. (DNF) 88-Justin Oberlin, [6]; 9. (DNF) 32-Jeff Foster, [7]. No time.


Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 69-Robbie Carroll, [4]; 2. 92-Terry Hartlaub, [1]; 3. 38-Jason Chronister, [6]; 4. 41-Cody Klinedinst, [8]; 5. 77-Justin Mong, [2]; 6. 56-Zach Baxter, [5]; 7. 46-Donald Smith, [7]; 8. 36-Bobby Wellman, [3]; 9. 72-Gary Claypoole, [9]. Time - 2:03.44

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Friday Night Rains Halt Williams Grove Features, Complete Program Plus Two Make-Ups Slated for September 21 At 7

9/14/18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – With the sprint cars under a red flag period for a first lap turn four pileup, rains hit Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, postponing the Al Hamilton Tribute Dirt Classic Qualifier main event until next week.

The 30—lap main in honor of Half of Fame car owner Al Hamilton of Manheim paying $5,077 to win will now be completed on Friday, September 21 as part of the regularly scheduled World of Outlaws tune up event for the 410 sprints.

The postponed 358 Sprint Summer Series event that was to be held on Friday night will also be made up next week, on September 21.

Circumstances createad by the rains have now set up what will be a can't-miss event at Williams Grove Speedway on September 21 as the oval hosts complete programs for both the 410 and 358 sprints along with both make up feature events.

Starting time on September 21 has been moved to 7 pm.

Due to all qualifying being completed on September 14, rainchecks will not be honored at any future racing events.

Before the rains on Friday night, as the 410 sprint Hamilton Tribute feature began, second starter Greg Hodnett had taken the lead while fourth starter Lance Dewease raced up to second.

But before the entire first lap could be completed, a seven-car fracas unfolded in the fourth turn involving the cars of Adam Wilt, Chase Dietz, Jim Siegel, Jared Esh, Kyle Moody, Freddie Rahmer and Cory Haas.

And then while awaiting a return to action following accident clean up, persistent and moderate rainfall soaked the track, forcing postponement of the balance of the night’s racing.

Heats for the 410 sprints went to Hodnett, Lucas Wolfe and Chad Trout with the consolation race going to Robbie Kendall.

Fast time was set by TJ Stutts with a lap of 16.521 seconds.

Heats for the 358 sprints went to Matt Findley, Cody Keller and Gregg Foster. 

Daryn Pittman Scores 8th Win of 2018 in Dramatic Fashion at Calistoga

CALISTOGA, CA – September 14, 2018 – Daryn Pittman held off Logan Schuchart by a car-length to win his 8th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of 2018 Friday night at Calistoga Speedway. Pittman led all 25 laps but shredded a right rear immediately after the checkered and limped his Kasey Kahne Racing No.9 to the scales and to Victory Lane. Schuchart settled for second, just 0.133 seconds behind Pittman, with Rico Abreu completing the podium.

Daryn Pittman drew the pole for the Sears Craftsman Dash and won the six-lap event to earn the pole for the 25-Lap Feature. Pittman used a strong start to lead the first two laps before a Red Flag for Sheldon Haudenschild and Willie Croft halted the action. Both drivers were uninjured. Haudenschild was able to return and run a few laps but was forced back to the pits with lingering issues.

The ensuing double-file restart saw Donny Schatz get by Logan Schuchart for third and begin to put pressure on Abreu for second.

Cory Eliason brought out the Yellow with seven laps complete running sixth.

As Pittman and Abreu powered away from the field, Schuchart was able to get back by Schatz for third on the restart down the backstretch.

The remaining 18 laps went non-stop allowing Pittman to reach the back of the field, forcing the Owasso, OK native to slow his pace out front. Abreu, Schuchart and Schatz closed in on Pittman as the racing surface became locked down. Schatz took third back from Schuchart with five laps remaining and looked poised to make a late-race charge.

With two laps remaining, the top four were nose-to-tail entering turn one. Schuchart muscled his way underneath Schatz to take third down the backstretch, then hit the rubber perfectly off of turn four to take second from Abreu coming to the White Flag.

Schuchart got a big run off turn two and took a peak underneath Pittman for the lead down the backstretch but thought better of it entering turn three. Schuchart turned the car hard left off turn four to try and steal the win but came up .133 short as Pittman collected his 8th win of 2019.

As Pittman went into turn one after the Checkered, his right rear tire blew, and he had to limp his KKR No.9 to the scales.

“I knew something was wrong the last three laps, I must have hit something,” Pittman said about the dramatic ending. “Hopefully we can continue to pick up wins and land a sponsor on this thing, it’s been a good stretch for Kasey Kahne Racing, Brad [Sweet] has obviously been really good this year. I’m so blessed to be able to be out here with my family doing this for a living,” Pittman said as his two daughters hugged him.

Logan Schuchart matched his career-best at the historic Calistoga Speedway with a second-place finish, “It was one of those deals where you wish it would have been one more lap,” the Hanover, PA native said with a smile. “I’m really proud of this team and hopefully we can finish one spot better tomorrow.”

Rico Abreu was the highest finishing local, coming home third with Donny Schatz, who set Fast Time and Brad Sweet completing the top-five.

Joey Saldana was strong all evening finishing sixth with Shane Stewart, 14th-starting Brent Marks, Gio Scelzi and Jacob Allen completing the top-ten. Shane Golobic earned KSE Hard Charger honors, coming from 19th to finish 12th.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series concludes the West Coast portion of its 40th Anniversary Season at Calistoga Speedway tomorrow evening. Tickets are still available. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$8,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$4,000]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [2][$2,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$2,200]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [4][$2,100]; 6. 26-Joey Saldana [7][$2,000]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [5][$1,800]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [14][$1,600]; 9. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [10][$1,500]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$1,300]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [11][$1,200]; 12. 17W-Shane Golobic [19][$1,100]; 13. 5-David Gravel [13][$1,000]; 14. O-Bud Kaeding [12][$700]; 15. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [18][$600]; 16. 83-Cory Eliason [9][$600]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22][$600]; 18. 88N-DJ Netto [24][$600]; 19. 45-Austen Wheatley [23][$600]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [16][$600]; 21. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [21][$600]; 22. W20-Greg Wilson [20][$600]; 23. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [17][$600]; 24. 29-Willie Croft [15][$600]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17W-Shane Golobic[+7]

Qualifying: 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.968; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.982; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.031; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.088; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.091; 6. 83-Cory Eliason, 16.144; 7. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi, 16.208; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.229; 9. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.281; 10. 26-Joey Saldana, 16.3; 11. 18-Ian Madsen, 16.3; 12. O-Bud Kaeding, 16.309; 13. 5-David Gravel, 16.31; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 16.316; 15. 88N-DJ Netto, 16.327; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.373; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.396; 18. 29-Willie Croft, 16.407; 19. 17W-Shane Golobic, 16.41; 20. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.45; 21. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 16.634; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.678; 23. 45-Austen Wheatley, 16.83; 24. 37-Mitchell Faccinto, 16.843

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 26-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi [3]; 5. 5-David Gravel [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 17W-Shane Golobic [7]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 8. 45-Austen Wheatley [8]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. O-Bud Kaeding [4]; 5. 29-Willie Croft [6]; 6. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [7]; 7. 37-Mitchell Faccinto [8]; 8. 88N-DJ Netto [5]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [6]

Carson Macedo on top at Outlaw Speedway

DUNDEE, N.Y. (September 14, 2018) - Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo has certainly become fond of the state of New York, now with three Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victories in the Empire State, his third of the year accomplished in fantastic fashion during action at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee on Friday evening.

Macedo, driver of the familiar Gaerte/Norman No. 3G, earned his trip to victory lane with less than two circuits remaining, utilizing a slide job through turns three and four to gain the advantage over race-long leader, Ryan Smith. The $5,000 payday bumped Macedo’s All Star win count to six during his young, but storied career, five occurring during the 2018 season.

Ryan Smith chased the former Gold Cup and King of the West champion to the final checkers after leading the first 28 circuits, followed by Aaron Reutzel, Brock Zearfoss and Paul McMahan.

“We are starting to like these small, slick race tracks,” Carson Macedo explained, who also owns New York victories at Stateline Speedway and Weedsport Speedway. “I just can’t thank my team and all of my supporters enough for their hard work this year. Joe Gaerte, Tim and Cindy Norman; they do a great job with this race car. They make my job easy.”

Carson Macedo’s march toward the front started right from the drop of the initial green, actually advancing from sixth to third before the first lap was complete. Although not advancing another position until lap 25, Macedo pressured the two front-runners, Aaron Reutzel and Ryan Smith, on multiple occasions, using a restart after the main event’s first and only caution on lap 15 to set-up his eventual takeover.

By lap 21, the top-three encountered traffic once again which eventually erased all of Ryan Smith’s advantage. Using slower cars as a roadblock, Macedo capitalized and worked by Aaron Reutzel for second before the completion of lap 25. Continuing to use the topside as a momentum boost, Macedo reeled Smith in to a car-length by the completion of lap 28. As the pair approached turn one, Macedo dived to the bottom of the speedway with the intent to sneak by Smith, only to turn the denied takeover attempt into a side-by-side battle for the lead. As the pair reached turn three, Macedo tried to slide Smith once again, but this time his attempt succeeded, soon crossing under the white flag with Smith and Reutzel in tow.

The final circuit remained unchanged with Macedo crossing under the final checkers by a margin of victory equaling just over one second.

“I was getting a ton of side bite. I knew I was really good through the top of three and four, so when I got a run on Ryan [Smith], I figured I better go ahead and give it a shot,” Macedo explained. “It all worked out.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their New York/Pennsylvania road trip with a stop at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on Saturday, September 15. Awarding a $10,000 top prize, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will headline the Jim Nace Memorial/36th Annual National Open; the final Pennsylvania appearance for the All Star Circuit of Champions of 2018.

Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:45 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open worth $10,000 should visit Selinsgrove Speedway live on the Web at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Outlaw Speedway - September 14, 2018:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 21 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Ryan Smith - 11.540 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.590 seconds **NTR
Ford Performance Heat #1: Brock Zearfoss
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Gerard McIntyre
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carl Bowser
JE Pistons Dash: Ryan Smith
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Carson Macedo
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Tony Stewart (+8)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11-Ryan Smith, 11.596; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.747; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 11.808; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.816; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.926; 6. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.014; 7. 33-Michael Bauer, 12.445

Group (B)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.849; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.118; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.129; 4. 2L-Sye Lynch, 12.197; 5. 29-Dan Shetler, 12.283; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore, 12.311; 7. 9-Ryan Linder, 12.392

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.590; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.884; 3. 11C-Carl Bowser, 12.134; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.439; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard, 12.565; 6. 40-George Hobaugh, 12.850; 7. iO7-Mark Coldren, 13.806

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 4-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 33-Michael Bauer [7]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [6]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 4. 29-Dan Shetler [5]; 5. 2L-Sye Lynch [1]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [6]; 7. 9-Ryan Linder [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 11C-Carl Bowser [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard [5]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 7. IO7-Mark Coldren [7]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 2. 11C-Carl Bowser [1]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [14]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 9. 7K-Cale Conley [13]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 11. 70-Dave Blaney [19]; 12. 11C-Carl Bowser [2]; 13. 49H-Bradley Howard [10]; 14. 29-Dan Shetler [12]; 15. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 16. 2L-Sye Lynch [15]; 17. 33-Michael Bauer [17]; 18. 91-Anthony Fiore [16]; 19. 40-George Hobaugh [18]; 20. 9-Ryan Linder [20]; 21. IO7-Mark Coldren [21] Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith (1-28), Carson Macedo (29, 30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Outlaw Speedway on 9/14/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5184
2. Carson Macedo - 5172
3. Chad Kemenah - 5060
4. Paul McMahan - 4918
5. Dave Blaney - 4756
6. Cale Conley - 4502
7. Brandon Spithaler - 4230
8. Jac Haudenschild - 3952
9. Tyler Esh - 3948
10. Parker Price-Miller - 3848