Wednesday, May 22, 2019
DIETRICH OUT DUELS SCHATZ Danny Dietrich wins World of Outlaws debut at 3/8-mile Bridgeport Speedway
And in his own way, he did.
Dietrich won his fifth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory Tuesday night in the Series’ debut at the 3/8-mile Bridgeport Speedway. To claim it, he fended off attacks by David Gravel, Carson Macedo and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz – who even stole the lead from him late in the race.
“It was pretty nerve racking,” Dietrich said after the 35-lap Feature.
His night started on a less nerve-cringing note, setting Quick Time in Qualifying – making him the current track record holder for the new 3/8-mile track configuration. From there he went on to finish second in his Drydene Heat race to Schatz and then won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.
His Dash victory lead to concern, though. He and his team discovered an issue with the rear end of their No. 48 car and had to change it. While sweat leaked from Dietrich and his crew, their nerves never faltered. Focused and determined, the Dietrich team, along with help from others were able to replace the car’s rear end in about 15 minutes.
Having a new rear end in the car was of no concern to Dietrich, but the new brakes were.
“We rolled out there (for the Feature), we had new brake pads and rotors. It needed to set the brake pads in a little bit,” Dietrich said. “We didn’t have very good brakes there rolling around before the green flag. They came in. That’s the only thing I was worried about.”
When the green flag flew, all that matter was the throttle. He mashed it, jolting to the lead over second-place Macedo and put several car lengths between them by the end of the first lap.
At the same time, Schatz – who was hungry for a win after getting passed for the win last week – almost found himself off the track on the first lap and fell from third to 10th. He wouldn’t stay there long, though.
At the front, Dietrich enjoyed a clear race track for six laps before catching lap traffic. Behind him, Gravel worked his way by Macedo for second-place and could sense the blood in the water with lap cars slowing Dietrich’s pace. The Watertown, Conn. native looked for déjà vu when lap cars helped him pass Dietrich at Williams Grove Speedway and he went on to win.
Gravel had set himself up to make a pass of Dietrich, finding grip on the bottom of the track, but a caution came out for a car stopped on the front stretch.
When the race went back green, Gravel didn’t let Dietrich pull too far away. Macedo didn’t let the No. 41 car get away either. On Lap 11, Macedo got by the No. 41 car, while Gravel tried to set himself up for another pass on Dietrich. At the same time, Schatz had made his way to fourth-place, steadily making his way back to the front.
For the next two laps Gravel and Macedo traded positions, while Schatz waited for his moment to strike. Macedo eventually won the battle for second-place with seven laps to go. Less than a lap later he was back in third, as Schatz found his way by Gravel and continued the run past Macedo. Next was Dietrich.
With three laps to go, Schatz snuck under the No. 48 car in turns three and four and took the lead.
“Slow down and just be patient,” Dietrich said is what he told himself at that point. “When he passed me, I hit the bottom of (turns) one and two and I just had to slow down and just wait for the moisture. It felt like I was just going so slow, but patients.”
A lap later his patients paid off. Dietrich slid underneath Schatz in turns three and four and fended him off to be the first Series winner on the 3/8-mile configuration of the Bridgeport, NJ track.
“Good hard, racing,” Dietrich said. “I’m sure he’s not happy to finish second, but I’m real happy to win.”
Digesting the result back at his hauler, Schatz said he wishes he could have pulled off the win but isn’t hanging his head too low.
“He did a little better job when I got by him and I probably should have used up more of the track a little bit,” Schatz said. “But, hey, it’s racing. There will be another one tomorrow.”
Schatz also continues to hold the points lead over Brad Sweet – extending it to a 36 point lead. Daryn Pittman remains third – 74 points back – and Gravel, who finished third, remains fourth – 80 points back.
“The track was awesome,” Gravel said. “It was really racey. A lot of grooves. Just disappointed I didn’t get my wing back earlier. We had a good enough race car to win. Just got stuck on the bottom a little bit. I should have kept my speed up a little bit more.”
Dietrich had the track figured out all night. Why? How?
“I have no idea,” he said with a chuckle.
Wiping the sweat from his face and regaining a normal breathing pattern, Dietrich just knows he survived the big sharks of the World of Outlaws – a special present on his 31st birthday.
NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [$5,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [$3,200]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [$2,800]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [$2,300]; 7. 37-J.J. Grasso [$2,200]; 8. 72-Ryan Smith [$2,100]; 9. 5-Shane Stewart [$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [$2,000]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [$1,500]; 12. 18-Ian Madsen [$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [$1,100]; 14. 2M-Kerry Madsen [$1,050]; 15. 70-Brock Zearfoss [$1,000]; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [$900]; 17. 91X-Kyle Reinhardt [$800]; 18. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [$800]; 19. 91-Tony Fiore [$800]; 20. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [$800]; 21. 28F-Davie Franek [$800]; 22. 7S-Jason Sides [$800]; 23. 67-Justin Whittall [$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [$800]; Lap Leaders: Danny Dietrich 1-32, 34-35; Donny Schatz 33; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+8]
Qualifying – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.33; 2. 41-David Gravel, 13.384; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.424; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.467; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.543; 6. 72-Ryan Smith, 13.545; 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.567; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.573; 9. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.594; 10. 91-Tony Fiore, 13.61; 11. 37-J.J. Grasso, 13.611; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.641; 13. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.719; 14. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.721; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.726; 16. 91X-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.74; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 13.761; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.767; 19. 67-Justin Whittall, 13.792; 20. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.807; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.86; 22. 28F-Davie Franek, 13.861; 23. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.871; 24. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.946; 25. 73B-Brett Michalski, 14.07; 26. 5Z-Zachary Burd, 14.888; 27. 91S-Sadie Siegel, NT
DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 15-Donny Schatz ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 3. 49-Brad Sweet ; 4. 91-Tony Fiore ; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe ; 6. 28F-Davie Franek ; 7. 91X-Kyle Reinhardt ; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski ; 9. 67-Justin Whittall 
DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman ; 2. 41-David Gravel ; 3. 37-J.J. Grasso ; 4. 5-Shane Stewart ; 5. 19-Brent Marks ; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss ; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 8. 7S-Jason Sides ; 9. 5Z-Zachary Burd 
DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 72-Ryan Smith ; 2. 2-Carson Macedo ; 3. 18-Ian Madsen ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen ; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart ; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen ; 8. 41S-Dominic Scelzi ; 9. 91S-Sadie Siegel 
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 2. 2-Carson Macedo ; 3. 15-Donny Schatz ; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman ; 5. 72-Ryan Smith ; 6. 41-David Gravel 
Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 7S-Jason Sides [-]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [-]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [-]; 4. 91X-Kyle Reinhardt [-]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [-]; 6. 67-Justin Whittall [-]; 7. 5Z-Zachary Burd [$300]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski [$250]; 9. 91S-Sadie Siegel [$225]
PORT ROYAL, PA- Mark it down on your calendars as the 2019 Bob Weikert Memorial race weekend over the Memorial Day Holiday on May 25th & May 26th will again be “bigger and better than ever” at the Port Royal Speedway.
For the first time, both Saturday night and Sunday night will pay $10,000 to the winner of the 410 sprint car main event. But, on top of that, the super late models will battle it out both nights with $5,000 going to each night’s feature winner. The start time for both Saturday and Sunday will be 7:00pm.
Last year saw Lucas Wolfe pick up the Weikert Memorial championship for the second consecutive season and the sought after Steer trophy. Rick Eckert is the defending winner for the Super Late Models.
The Speedway will also pay $500 to start both nights and the Super Late Models will pay $400 to start both nights.
Mamma’s Pizza of Wellsville will be offering a total of $125 each night to both divisions for a hard luck driver of their choice as well.
Be sure to join us and MRN Radio’s Winged Nation will also be broadcasting live each night at 5pm EST until 6pm at the Stage behind the Grandstands. Fans at the Speedway can watch as their favorite drivers and personalities are interviewed and those at home can tune in on the Winged Nation and Speedshift TV Facebook pages or listen at www.WingedNation.com.
There will be live music from the band Swamp Root on Saturday from 2-5pm in the Commercial Building and a tailgating contest in the camping area both days.
Fans will also be able to participate in the 1st Annual Weikert’s Livestock Cornhole Classic on Sunday starting at 11am. Registration for the team event will start at 9am and end at 10:30am. It will be double elimination and cost is $30/team. The event is BYOB- Meaning Bring Your Own Beverages and Bring Your own Bags. House Bags can be supplied and bags are not to include corn. The payout will be no less than 80% of entry fees to the top 3 finishing teams
Should both Saturday and Sunday be cancelled due to rain, a Monday rain date will be utilized with the starting time at 2:00pm.
For all the latest news and information, be sure to visit www.portroyalspeedway.com and stay connected via Twitter@portroyalspdway and facebook @ portroyalspeedway.
MAY 25 – FALLEN HEROES CHAMPIONSHIPS 410 SPRINTS $10,000 & LATE MODELS $5,000 7PM GENERAL $30, STUDENTS $10 PITS $40 – All gates 4:00pm
MAY 26 – WEIKERT MEMORIAL 410 SPRINTS $10,000 & LATE MODELS $5,000 7PM GENERAL $30, STUDENTS $10 PITS $40 – All gates 4:00pm YORK COUNTY RACING CLUB NIGHT
URC GUNN MEMORIAL FOR 360 SPRINT CARS THIS SATURDAY; LIMITED LATE MODELS, PRO STOCKS, & ROADRUNNERS ROUND OUT HOLIDAY RACING PROGRAM
The Gunn Memorial will feature a 30-lap race between the traveling URC 360 sprint cars and the track’s weekly 358-360 sprint cars. The race will pay $2,500 to win and $250 to start.
Joining the 360 sprint cars on the racing card will be the limited late models in a 30-lap championship paying $1,500 to win and $150 to start. The limited late model rules in effect for this race include 358 cubic inch maximum engines and Hoosier (1300 or harder) or American Racer (44 or harder) tires. The limited late model weight rule will be 2,350 pounds with driver.
Both the 360 sprint cars and limited late models will use group time trials and heat races as the qualifying format.
The pro stocks and roadrunners will compete in 15- and 12-lap features, respectively.
Co-hosts Tony Angelo and Lucky Costa of the popular MotorTrend Network show HOT ROD Garage have rescheduled the taping of a new episode featuring dirt track racing during this Saturday’s program. Angelo will compete in the speedway’s roadrunner division.
Grandstand and pit gates will open at 5 p.m.
The tribute race is run each year to honor the memory of the late race track promoter Jack Gunn, who operated Selinsgrove, Williams Grove, Penn National, and Hagerstown Speedways during his career and brought mid-state dirt track racing to national prominence in the 1970’s. Gunn was inducted posthumously into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (Knoxville, Iowa) in 1990.
Some of the biggest names in sprint car racing have won the prestigious Jack Gunn Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway. Lynn Paxton of Dillsburg; Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Ind.; Doug Wolfgang of Sioux Falls, S.D., are a few of the drivers who have won the race as a 410 sprint car event. In the track’s modern era, TJ Stutts of Liverpool, Chad Layton of Harrisburg, Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove, and Dave Calaman of Carlisle took wins as a 358 sprint car race.
The Gunn Memorial became a URC-sanctioned challenge race between 358 and 360 sprint car drivers in 2006, when Heimbach took the victory as well as in the 2008 and 2012 editions of the race. Calaman (2007); Trevor Lewis of Upper Black Eddy (2009, 2010); Shane Stewart of Indianapolis, Ind. (2011); JJ Grasso of Pedricktown, N.J. (2013); Aaron Ott of East Berlin (2014); Mark Smith of Sunbury (2015, 2016); and two-time defending winner Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., have also won the Gunn Memorial as a URC-sanctioned event.
The Middleburg IGA is sponsoring the Gunn Memorial championship trophy.
Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile track located inside of Selinsgrove Speedway’s half-mile oval, will present a complete program of go kart racing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 24. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.
For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.
2019 Jack Gunn Memorial 360 Sprint Car Purse: 1) $2,500 2) $1,200 3) $1,000 4) $600 5) $575 6) $550 7) $525 8) $500 9) $475 10) $450 11) $425 12) $400 13) $350 14) $300 15) $275 16-24) $250
Limited Late Model Championship: 1) $1,500 2) $700 3) $500 4) $400 5) $375 6) $350 7) $325 8) $300 9) $275 10) $250 11) $225 12) $215 13) $200 14) $185 15) $175 16-24) $150
Admission for May 25, 2019: Adult General Admission: $15; Students (12-17 with ID) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30
The Morgan Cup Stays In Pennsylvania
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The series continues this coming weekend with another show joining the World of Outlaws on Tuesday May 21st at Bridgeport Speedway NJ. The Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars continue at Williams Grove Speedway Friday May 24th. On Saturday May 25th the point series has a show at Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway for night one of the Weikert Memorial. The weekend closes out at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday May 26th for the final night of the Weikert Memorial.
Danny Dietrich leads the points over Lucas Wolfe with Freddie Rahmer up to 3rd and Ryan Smith one point behind in 4th.
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After; May 18
Listing; Position, Car Number, Driver, Points, Series Wins
1. 48 Danny Deitrich 498 4
2. 24 Lucas Wolfe 349 2
3. 51 Freddie Rahmer 287 2
4. 72 Ryan Smith 286
5. 69K Lance Dewease 268 5
6. 39M Anthony Macri 243
7. 21 Brian Montieth 240 1
8. 87 Alan Krimes 228 2
9. 70 Brock Zearfoss 187
10. 15 Adam Wilt 174
11. 1x Chad Trout 149
12. 1 Logan Wagner 148 1
13. 39 Cory Haas 140
14. 59 Jim Siegel 135
15. 99M Kyle Moody 131
16. 5 Dylan Cisney 128 1
17. 75 Chase Dietz 122 1
18. 12 Blane Heimbach 112 1
18. 17B Steve Buckwalter 112
20. 11 T J Stutts 96
21. 41 David Gravel 92 1
22. 69 Tim Glatfelter 85
23. 55K Robbie Kendall 75 1
24. 11 Dale Blaney 75
25. 20 Ryan Taylor 74 1
25. 88 Brandon Rahmer 74
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Sunday, May 19, 2019
Williams Grove Presents Lynn Paxton Tribute Paying $4,771 To Win Friday Special event slated for holiday weekend May 24, 358 sprints also race
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Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will honor one of its most historic drivers with the Lynn Paxton Tribute race for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars coming up this Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm.
Sponsored by Planet Fitness, gates for the event will open at 5:30 pm.
The HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprint cars are also on the racing card.
Adult general admission for the show is set at $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $10. Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.
The 25-lap Lynn Paxton Tribute for the sprint cars will pay $4,771 to win, in honor of two of Paxton’s most iconic rides in the 1970’s and 1980’s, the Boops Aluminum Special No. 1 and the Al Hamilton Contracting No. 77 sprint cars.
Time trials will set the heat starting grids for the sprint cars with $300 up for grabs to set fast time as posted by Fast Tees Screenprinting.
The event for the sprint cars will be the second race of the season in the 2019 Diamond Series.
Lynn Paxton of Dillsburg is a three-time Williams Grove Speedway track champion that at one time held the distinction of being the winningest driver in the history of the speedway.
Paxton scored the prestigious Williams Grove National Open twice in his career, in 1982 and in 1983.
At the height of his career upon claiming the 1983 event, the prolific pilot announced his immediate retirement from the sport at age 39, in victory lane.
The veteran will meet and greet fans in the infield of the speedway on Friday night from 6 – 7 pm where a live Facebook broadcast will also take place during the same time on BeerHill Gang TV.
Other notable guests slated to appear include Paxton car owner Al Hamilton and Paxton mechanic Dave Brown Sr.
Several restored Lynn Paxton sprint cars will also be on display for the special event.
Fireworks will also be part of the special holiday weekend racing program.
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
ECKERT MAKES LATE-RACE PASS FOR $11,000 RON KEISTER MEMORIAL VICTORY; WALTER SCORES FIRST CAREER SPRINT CAR WIN; BACHMAN CAPS NIGHT WITH PRO STOCK CHECKERS
Keister, a rookie driver who was killed in April of 1976, was honored by the speedway and his family.
The victory was Eckert’s seventh career at the famed Snyder County half-mile oval.
Michael Walter of Selinsgrove scored his first career 360 sprint car win in the 25-lap feature that was worth $2,000.
Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove capped off the night with his second win of the season in the 15-lap pro stock feature.
Selinsgrove Speedway returns to action at 7 p.m. next Saturday, May 25th, with the United Racing Club Jack Gunn Memorial for 360 sprint cars along with limited late models, pro stocks and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
Starting on the pole in what was his first ever race at Selinsgrove Speedway, Mason Ziegler slid underneath Coleby Frye for the early lead in the late model race. The pair were followed by Rick Eckert, Randy Christine Jr. and Kyle Hardy.
In the early laps, Eckert got by Frye as Hardy followed. By lap 10 Ziegler had run into traffic and Eckert drew to his rear bumper. Hardy and Greg Satterlee soon joined the front runners.
Ziegler continued to slice through traffic while Eckert, a former World of Outlaw Champion stayed in contact but did not pressure him. Satterlee got by Hardy for third and was soon tracking down Eckert.
With the first 41 laps run without a caution, a planned competition yellow was thrown to allow for an 11 lap shootout in honor of Keister’s former car number.
The cars restarted using the Delaware restart with Ziegler choosing the bottom lane. As Ziegler took off, Dylan Yoder used the restart to drive into third. Eckert stayed glued to Ziegler’s bumper and tried to test him high but on the 49th lap Ziegler came off the fourth turn high. Eckert drove low and into the lead.
Almost immediately the caution came out as Jeff Rine, Ken Moreland, Jim Yoder and Shaun Jones got together in the third turn.
After a lengthy caution because a bumper got caught in the guardrail the race resumed for a green-white-checkered showdown.
Eckert checked out winning by .448 seconds over Ziegler, Yoder, Satterlee and Jared Miley.
Late model heats went to Ziegler, Alex Feree, Eckert and Frye. The B-Mains were won by Kenny Trevitz and Gene Knaub. Satterlee set fast time of 19.355 seconds over the 36-car field.
Mallie Schuster rocketed into the sprint car lead from the pole position. He was followed by Derek Locke, Michael Walter, Jason Shultz and Kyle Reinhardt.
Locke took the lead on the next go around and the race was cautioned on lap three for a spin by Dave McGough and Jim Schuster.
Walter, Schuster, and Shultz raced the next lap three wide before Walter grabbed second and Schultz settled into third.
Shultz running low and Walter racing high in a side by side race allowed Locke to open a lead by over four seconds when he slowed and pulled off the track on lap 19.
“I saw him go low and pull in.” Walter said. “My engine was getting hot and I was hoping it would hold up just a few more laps. We’ve tried and failed so many times it feels great to win this one.”
Walter was followed by Shultz, Layton, Reinhardt and Mallie Schuster.
The win was Walter’s first at the speedway after starting his career on the 1/5th mile inner oval and the third generation of his family to race at the speedway.
Sprint car heats were won by Locke and Layton
Shaun Lawton blasted to the front of the pro stock feature followed by Kyle Bachman, Brandon Moser, AJ Hoffman and Tommy Dawson.
Bachman pulled even with Lawton and the pair ran side by side until lap eight when Bachman inched into the lead.
A last lap caution for Dawson and Wayne Shaffer bunched the field on Bachman’s rear but the defending track champion won his second race of the season over Moser, Lawton, Hoffman and AJ Stroup.
Kyle Bachman and Brandon Moser won the pro stock heats.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 18 May 2019
360 Sprints – 13 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 33W Michael Walter ($2,000) 2) 29 Jason Shultz 3) 35 Chad Layton 4) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 5) 49 Malle Shuster 6) 66 Ryan Kissinger 7) 99K Cody Keller 8) 4 Jimmy Stitzel 9) 669 Brandon McGough 10) 77 Derek Locke 11) 07 Curt Stroup 12) 1 Jake Hummel 13) 11 Jim Shuster
Heat Winners: Derek Locke, Chad Layton
Late Models – 36 Entries
52-Lap Ron Keister Memorial A-Main: 1) 0 Rick Eckert ($11,000) 2) 25 Mason Zeigler 3) 24 Dylan Yoder 4) 22S Gregg Satterlee 5) 10M Jared Miley 6) 36V Kyle Hardy 7) 76 Andy Haus 8) 7 Ross Robinson 9) 22R Russ Erwin 10) 2T Kyle Lee 11) 1 Gene Knaub 12) 9 Hayes Mattern 13) 22 Brett Schadel 14) 61 Ken Trevitz 15) 32 Shaun Jones 16) F1 Coleby Frye 17) 2J Jeff Rine 18) 27 Jim Yoder 19) 24M Kenny Moreland 20) 6 Donnie Schick 21) 4S Danny Snyder 22) 4W Amanda Whaley 23) 66C Matt Cosney 24) 74 Randy Christine 25) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 26) 4 Alex Ferree
Heat Winners: Mason Zeigler, Alex Ferree, Rick Eckert, Coleby Frye
B-Main Winners: Ken Trevitz, Gene Knaub
Time Trials: 1) 22 Gregg Satterlee 19.355 2) 25 Mason Zeigler 19.373 3) 9 Hayes Mattern 19.420 4) 2J Jeff Rine 19.526 5) 0 Rick Eckert 19.548 6) 3 Tim Wilson 19.623 7) 24 Dylan Yoder 19.684 8) 32 Shaun Miller 19.782 9) 43A Tyler Bare 19.851 10) 36V Kyle Hardy 19.871 11) 4S Danny Snyder 19.907 12) 22 Brett Schadel 19.917 13) 10 Jared Miley 19.920 14) 66C Matt Cosner 19.950 15) 76 Andy Haus 19.997 16) 74 Randy Christine 20.007 17) 27 Jim Yoder 20.021 18) 4 Alex Ferree 20.024 19) 1 Gene Knaub 20.035 20) 10 Dave Stamm 20.054 21) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 20.098 22) 24M Kenny Moreland 20.199 23) 17 Nick Dickson 20.208 24) 7 Ross Robinson 20.234 25) 2 Dan Stone 20.255 26) 6 Donnie Schick 20.357 27) F1 Coleby Frye 20.360 28) 115 Shaun Miller 20.447 29) 61 Ken Trevitz 20.468 30) 4W Amanda Whaley 20.524 31) 2T Kyle Lee 20.568 32) 14Z Dave Brouse Jr. 20.605 33) 22R Russ Erwin 20.638 34) 99Z Dave Zona 21.062 35) 59 Chad Jones 21.146 36) 14 Bill Conrad 22.897
Pro Stock – 11 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: 1) 99B Kyle Bachman 2) 8M Brandon Moser 3) 92 Shaun Lawton 4) AJ Stroup 5) Lori Croop 6) AJ Hoffman 7) 00 Cory Long 8) 89 John Schoch 9) 16 Tommy Dawson 10) 86 Wayne Shaffer 11) 85 Terry Lauver
Heat Winners: Kyle Bachman, Brandon Moser
Mike Enders picks up 1st of the Season in Sportsman feature , John Walp scores the PASS 305 Feature at BAPS Motor Speedway
YORK HAVEN, Pa.: Mike Enders has always shown speed at the old Susquehanna Speedway, regardless of the division he was running.
When Enders was in a 358 Sprint Car, he won in 1997. Throughout the years, he was also good in the Super Sportsman class, ripping off numerous second-place finishes.
But wins have eluded Enders in the competitive division. That is until Saturday night at Susquehanna, which is now BAPS Motor Speedway.
Enders surged past a pair of fellow competitors early in the 25-lap affair. From there, he held off a late challenge and scored the victory in the BAPS Paint Super Sportsman division.
“I’ve always been pretty decent here, even in the 358,” Enders said after his first career BAPS Motor Speedway win in the Super Sportsman division. “When the Sportsman were at Williams Grove, we would do the tour, and every time we went to Susquehanna, I was always fast but couldn’t get that win.
“Ever since they took over, the track configuration changed a little bit, and since they put the new clay down, man, I’ve been struggling. It’s been frustrating, so it’s a nice relief to get a win.”
Enders started third on the grid and followed Tyler Wolford and leader Tom Wyckoff for the first two circuits before the caution was displayed.
Two more cautions occurred on the restart, which slowed Enders pace. The trio ran under a blanket for three more laps before Enders surged past Wolford and Wyckoff on the fifth circuit.
“The track was tackier than I thought it was going to be,” Enders said. “All season long, we’ve been struggling with the slick track and trying to get the car tight. Last night, it had a lot of grip.
“I was trying to finesse the car, and the track had more grip, and I kept screwing up. I barreled into Turn 1 and got by Wolford, and then on the backstretch, got beside Wyckoff. In three and four, I passed him and led the rest of the way.”
Wyckoff’s night came to an end when he flipped hard on Lap 5. he was OK. Scott Dellinger, who was also running in the top five, was also involved and went to the pit area. He fixed his car during the red flag and rejoined the field.
Enders paced the field when the race went back to green. He was on cruise control until the final caution was displayed on Lap 15 for Bruce Buckwalter Jr., who spun.
Justin Foster was beside the leader on the restart and challenged as they drag raced down the frontstretch. But, Enders was too much through the first and second corner and led the final 10 circuits for the win.
“It always feels good to get back to Victory Lane,” Enders said. “The last win I had in anything was three years ago, and that was at Lincoln Speedway. I think we had six seconds since then, so it’s definitely a relief.”
Chase Gutshall and Foster battled for second late in the event and got together. Gutshall took the position and maintained it for the rest of the race. Foster slipped to 15th in the final feature rundown.
Frankie Herr came from 12th to third, with Kenny Edkin finishing fourth. Russ Mitten was involved in an early incident and came back through the field to finish fifth and earn the ArtWerks Cool Move Award. Mitten, Edkin, and Gutshall were heat winners for the 25-car field.
John Walp started on the pole and wired the field to capture the 20-lap PASS/IMCA main event.
There were two cautions over the race distance, but that didn’t slow Walp’s pace. He took the win over Jaremi Hanson, Larry McVay, sixth-place starter Doug Dodson, and Zach Newlin.
Nick Sweigart was the ArtWerks Hard Charger, as he charged to 14th from his 23rd-place starting spot. Dodson, Johnny Scarborough, Ken Duke Jr., and McVay were heat winners for the 32-car field. Kirsten Hess won the consolation.
Jason Townsend took the lead on the second circuit and led the rest of the way to earn the win in the Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools, MJR Equipment.com Street Stock 30.
Kyle Saylor jumped out front on the start and held the lead until Townsend charged into the top spot on Lap 2. From there, he paced the field until the checker for the prestigious victory.
Jasen Geesaman finished second. He was followed by Saylor, Kory Sites, and Greg Diehl. Brian Walls finished sixth and was ArtWerks Hard Charger. Geesaman was quick time with a lap of 20.31. Townsend, Saylor, and Russ Shoop were heat winners for the 28-car field. Eddie Richards won the consolation.
Alex Upegraff topped the field in the Superior Homes Extreme Stock main event. He took the lead fromMatt Adams on Lap 13 and never looked back.
The 20-lap main event had five leaders and featured six caution flags. Adams led twice before being passed by Updegraff, who was also the hard charger.
Super Sportsman Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Mike Enders; 2. Chase Gutshall; 3. Frankie Herr; 4. Kenny Edkin; 5. Russ Mitten; 6. Matt Ondek; 7. Scott Dellinger; 8. Garrett Williamson; 9. Timmie Barrick; 10. Jay Fannasy; 11. John Edkin; 12. Nate Young; 13. Paul Miller; 14. Adam Wray; 15. Justin Foster; 16. Bruce Buckwalter Jr.; 17. Mike Potts; 18. Dan John; 19. Tyler Wolford; 20. Tom Wyckoff; 21. Rich Eichelberger; 22. Davey Walsh; 23. Allan Hallman 24. Luke Deatrick. DNS: Dave Hollar.
PASS/IMCA Sprint Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. John Walp; 2. Jaremi Hanson; 3. Larry McVay; 4. Doug Dodson; 5. Zach Newlin; 6. Ken Duke Jr.; 7. Keith Prutzman; 8. Cale Reigle; 9. Donnie Hendershot; 10. Jared Zionkowski; 11. Austin Burke; 12. Billy Ney; 13. Samantha Lieberman; 14. Nick Sweigart; 15. Kyle Ganoe; 16. Kyle Keen; 17. Jake Frye; 18. Ian Cumens; 19. Kirsten Hess; 20. Erin Statler; 21. John Fiore; 22. Johnny Scarborough; 23. Devin Adams; 24. Jay Krout.
Street Stock Feature Finish, 30 Laps: 1. Jason Townsend; 2. Jasen Geesaman; 3. Kyle Saylor; 4. Kody Sites; 5. Greg Diehl; 6. Brian Walls; 7. Marshall McMullen; 8. Kyle Martin; 9. Bob Scott Jr.; 10. Jim Palm; 11. Bud Witmer; 12. Eric Tripp; 13. Craig Morgan; 14. Brandon Wanner; 15. Russ Shoop; 16. Stan Wanner; 17. Justin Dashler; 18. Dylan Welsh; 19. Chad Smith; 20. Ryan Smith; 21. Troy Myers; 22. Randy Zechman; 23. Eric McClane; 24. Eddie Richards.
Extreme Stock Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Alex Updegraff; 2. Matt Adams; 3. Scott Arnold; 4. Ronnie Buck; 5. Donnie Broderick; 6. Richard Daughtrey; 7. Will Long; 8. Roger Rhodes III; 9. John Wright; 10. Travis Horan; 11. Patrick McClane; 12. Mike Goodwin; 13. Johnny Palm; 14. Paul Sylvestor; 15. Andrew Hogue. DNS: Sam Rial.
“I’ll tell you what,” Bittinger began in victory lane, “if you guys get this track like this every week it’s going to be nuts around here. I love it! This is great!”
Bittinger continued, “I was beginning to wonder…am I getting too old or am I losing it? We started up front… but I’m going to take this one for sure.”
The Abbottstown driver started on the pole with New Oxford’s Kenny Kuhn starting on the outside of the front row. Kuhn was able to maintain second for the first five laps until Cody Fletcher took advantage of him on a lap five restart, taking over the runner up spot, with Owings following Fletcher past Kuhn a lap later.
Four laps later, the leaders entered lapped traffic, giving Bittinger his first obstacle of the night.
“The unique part was that those lapped guys were running on the top side,” Bittinger said. “The way we had the car set up, I really couldn’t do much more than rip around the top and I tried to go under them but I was losing ground. So I just had to hit them at the right spots, and thank God experience helps there.“
As Bittinger lapped Andrew Hake, the caution flag flew for Tim McClelland and John Sharpe, who were running just ahead of the leaders. Both cars were able to rejoin the field.
On the next restart, Fletcher continued to hold off Owings for second, but only until lapped traffic once again became a factor, allowing Owings to complete the pass for the runner up spot, thus setting his sights on the racelong leader.
Bittinger and Owings continued to maneuver around lapped cars for the next few laps but had the final five laps to battle it out with little to no interruptions.
“With five to go I started to run out of fuel,” Bittinger said. “In the middle of the corner, it’d stumble and shut off. Normally when that happens, you’d slow down and go to the bottom to try to keep your fuel flat in the tail tank. But I thought, you can slide job me, you’re going to have to get me on the bottom because I’m not moving off this top!”
Bittinger’s commitment to the top side proved beneficial for the #93 sprinter as he crossed the line to win his first 358 Sprint Car feature of 2019.
Bittinger admitted the track being widened over the off season was a great improvement for the speedway.
“I’ll be honest, the track’s wider and you can feel it as a driver,” Bittinger said. “It kind of spreads everybody out. The guy that likes to run the bottom, he’s running it a little bit lower, gives you more room outside of him. So it’s a little bit less hairy when you’re trying to drive off of someone’s right rear tire on entry.”
Owings crossed the line second followed by David Holbrook, Fletcher and Troy Wagaman Jr.
16th starting, Joe Trone Jr., finished 10th, taking him the Big Mike’s Crabhouse Hard Charger award.
Heat winners were Holbrook, Wagaman and Bittinger.
New Oxford’s Zane Rudisill raced to his second career Trail-Way Speedway 600 Micro Sprint win, dominating the field in the process.
The race’s lone caution, brought out by Mechanicsburg’s Mike Sherman on the fourth lap, gave Travis Keiser and Jim Young an opportunity to turn up the heat on Rudisill, but he never gave them the chance.
The field stayed green over the remaining 16 laps with Rudisill taking the checkered flag 1.561 seconds ahead of Keiser in second and Young in third.
Jesse Snyder and Trent Yoder completed the top five.
600 Micro Sprint heat winners were Rudisill and Bradley Weber.
Enola’s Scott Houdeshell made an early race pass and drove on to claim the 20-lap Pizza Shop of Etters Central PA Legends sponsored by Harvest Chapel feature at Trail-Way Speedway.
Houdeshell, who started third on the grid, passed leader Mason Chaney on the frontstretch and never looked back, scoring his 7th career Trail-Way Legends win. The win places him in a tie with Bob Stough for fourth overall on Trail-Way’s all-time win list. Houdeshell also established a 20-lap track record with a non-stop time of 6 minutes, 37.783 seconds.
Houdeshell crossed the line 2.794 second ahead of Chaney with Travis McClelland, Travis Perry and Bill Diehl completing the top five.
Legend heat winners were Jorjie Sweger, Houdeshell, Chaney and Jeremy Ott. Alex Robinson was the consolation race winner.
Limited Stock driver, Robbie Carroll, made the winning pass on racelong leader, Matt Worley, on the 10th lap, driving on to his second victory in as many races at Trail-Way Speedway.
Worley, Jeff Foster, Nick McDaniel and Justin Oberlin completed the top five.
Heat winners for the Limited Stocks were Carroll, Matt Chronister and Cody Klinedinst.
Friday, May 17, 2019
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INSINGER PERFORMANCE 358 SPRINT CAR SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 93-Mike Bittinger, ; 2. 35-Steve Owings, ; 3. 77-David Holbrook, ; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher, ; 5. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr., ; 6. 1J-Kevin Nouse, ; 7. 00-Chris Frank, ; 8. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle, ; 9. 44-Dylan Norris, ; 10. 99-Joe Trone Jr, ; 11. 77K-Steven Kisamore, ; 12. 10-Zach Euculano, ; 13. 34-Mark Van Vorst, ; 14. 8-Kenny Kuhn, ; 15. 6-Tim McClelland, ; 16. (DNF) 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh, ; 17. (DNF) 511-John Sharpe, ; 18. (DNF) 17-Andrew Hake, ; 19. (DNF) 51-Austen Treuchet, . No time.
Lap Leaders – Mike Bittinger (1-25)
358 Sprint Car Time Trials (Top 12 Invert) – 1. 77-David Holbrook 13.759; 2. 35-Steve Owings 13.938; 3. 93-Mike Bittinger 14.042; 4. 8-Kenny Kuhn 14.150; 5. 1J-Kevin Nouse 14.178; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher 14.245; 7. 00-Chris Frank 14.250; 8. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. 14.282; 9. 77K-Steve Kisamore 14.337; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle 14.351; 11. 51-Austen Treuchet 14.353; 12. 10-Zach Euculano 14.467; 13. 44-Dylan Norris 14.474; 14. 34-Mark Van Vorst 14.524; 15. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh 14.637; 16. 99-Joe Trone Jr. 14.695; 17. 511-John Sharpe 14.709; 18. 17-Andrew Hake 14.782; 19. 6-Tim McClelland 14.932.
358 Sprint Car Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 77-David Holbrook, ; 2. 00-Chris Frank, ; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle, ; 4. 8-Kenny Kuhn, ; 5. 44-Dylan Norris, ; 6. 99-Joe Trone Jr, ; 7. 6-Tim McClelland, . Time – 2:22.422
358 Sprint Car Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr., ; 2. 35-Steve Owings, ; 3. 1J-Kevin Nouse, ; 4. 51-Austen Treuchet, ; 5. 34-Mark Van Vorst, ; 6. 511-John Sharpe, . Time – 2:23.465
358 Sprint Car Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 93-Mike Bittinger, ; 2. 77K-Steven Kisamore, ; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher, ; 4. 10-Zach Euculano, ; 5. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh, ; 6. 17-Andrew Hake, . Time – 2:26.756
600 MICRO SPRINTS
Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 4R-Zane Rudisill, ; 2. 42K-Travis Keiser, ; 3. 8-Jim Young, ; 4. 96-Jesse Snyder, ; 5. 66-Trent Yoder, ; 6. 17-Bradley Weber, ; 7. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr, ; 8. 91H-Hayden Miller, ; 9. 880-Kameron Morral, ; 10. 3C-Clayton Shaw, ; 11. (DNF) 14K-Hannah Riser, ; 12. (DNF) 7S-Mike Sherman, ; 13. (DNF) 12E-Riley Emig, ; 14. (DNF) 71L-Brian Kramer, ; (DNS) 7-Jayden Wolf, ; (DNS) 87-Buddy Hines. No time.
Lap Leaders – Zane Rudisill (1-20)
600 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 laps/All Qualify) – 1. 17-Bradley Weber, ; 2. 42K-Travis Keiser, ; 3. 91H-Hayden Miller, ; 4. 96-Jesse Snyder, ; 5. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr, ; 6. 14K-Hannah Riser, ; 7. (DNF) 7-Jayden Wolf, ; (DNS) 7S-Mike Sherman. Time – 2:05.406
600 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 4R-Zane Rudisill, ; 2. 66-Trent Yoder, ; 3. 8-Jim Young, ; 4. 3C-Clayton Shaw, ; 5. 880-Kameron Morral, ; 6. 71L-Brian Kramer, ; 7. 12E-Riley Emig, ; 8. (DNF) 87-Buddy Hines, . Time – 2:06.549
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Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 5-Scott Houdeshell, ; 2. 8CR-Mason Chaney, ; 3. 51-Travis Mc Clelland, ; 4. 19-Travis Perry, ; 5. 53-Bill Diehl, ; 6. 10-Jeremy Ott, ; 7. 5C-Josh Schrum, ; 8. 18-Chris Transeau, ; 9. 94-Greg Burd, ; 10. 75-Chandler Pagnotta, ; 11. 77A-Aaron Updegraff, ; 12. 58Z-Zachary Settle, ; 13. 95-Alex Schmiedel, ; 14. 30-Alex Robinson, ; 15. 41-Chuck Dell Jr, ; 16. 9-Rick Hartwig, ; 17. 18J-Jorjie Anna Sweger, ; 18. 00-Tim O Sheehan, ; 19. 93-Brent Marquis, ; 20. 31-Travis Beck, ; 21. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith, ; 22. 83J-James Snow Jr, ; 23. 19R-Roy A Denike, ; 24. 8BALL-Robert Shaw, . Time – 6:37.783 (Establishes a new 20-lap track record)
Lap Leaders – Mason Chaney (1), Scott Houdeshell (2-20)
Legend Heat 1 Finish (5 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 18J-Jorjie Anna Sweger, ; 2. 18-Chris Transeau, ; 3. 8BALL-Robert Shaw, ; 4. 9-Rick Hartwig, ; 5. (DNF) 58Z-Zachary Settle, ; 6. (DNF) 42-Scott Lee, ; 7. (DNF) 00-Tim O Sheehan, ; 8. (DNF) 83J-James Snow Jr, . Time – 1:40.892 (Establishes a new 5-lap track record)
Legend Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 5-Scott Houdeshell, ; 2. 5C-Josh Schrum, ; 3. 77A-Aaron Updegraff, ; 4. 95-Alex Schmiedel, ; 5. 41-Chuck Dell Jr, ; 6. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith, ; 7. 39-Bonnie Lee, ; 8. (DNF) 19L-Jonathan Robinson, . Time – 2:37.941
Legend Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney, ; 2. 19-Travis Perry, ; 3. 53-Bill Diehl, ; 4. 51-Travis Mc Clelland, ; 5. 75-Chandler Pagnotta, ; 6. 30-Alex Robinson, ; 7. 77-Rick Blizzard, ; 8. 13-Ronald Blizzard Jr, . Time – 2:37.642
Legend Heat 4 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 10-Jeremy Ott, ; 2. 94-Greg Burd, ; 3. 31-Travis Beck, ; 4. 93-Brent Marquis, ; 5. 19R-Roy A Denike, ; 6. 85-Michael Goldsmith, ; 7. 14H-Mike Howard Jr, ; 8. (DNF) 61-Shaun Miller, . Time – 2:39.889
Legend Consolation Finish (8 Laps/Top 4 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 30-Alex Robinson, ; 2. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith, ; 3. 00-Tim O Sheehan, ; 4. 83J-James Snow Jr, ; 5. 61-Shaun Miller, ; 6. 77-Rick Blizzard, ; 7. 19L-Jonathan Robinson, ; 8. 85-Michael Goldsmith, ; 9. 39-Bonnie Lee, ; 10. (DNF) 13-Ronald Blizzard Jr, ; 11. (DNF) 14H-Mike Howard Jr, ; (DNS) 42-Scott Lee. No time.
Feature (15 Laps) - 1. 69-Robbie Carroll, ; 2. 6-Matt Worley, ; 3. 32-Jeff Foster, ; 4. 15-Nick Mc Daniel, ; 5. 88-Justin Oberlin, ; 6. 19-Tim Raup, ; 7. 18W-Robert Nicklow, ; 8. 219-Adam Campbell, ; 9. 56-Zach Baxter, ; 10. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr, ; 11. 14-Carl Cassell, ; 12. 10W-Richard Wolfe, ; 13. 36T-Tom Rupp, ; 14. 4-Carl Davis Jr, ; 15. 18T-Tyler Denike, ; 16. (DNF) 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, ; 17. (DNF) 81-Matt Chronister, ; 18. (DNF) 72-Gary Claypoole, ; 19. (DNF) 98-Daniel Hamm Jr, ; 20. (DNF) 99-Cody Klinedinst, ; 21. (DNF) 92-Terry Hartlaub, ; (DNS) 38-Jason Chronister. No time.
Lap Leaders – Matt Worley (1-9), Robbie Carroll (10-15)
Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 69-Robbie Carroll, ; 2. 32-Jeff Foster, ; 3. 19-Tim Raup, ; 4. 88-Justin Oberlin, ; 5. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr, ; 6. 36T-Tom Rupp, ; 7. 10W-Richard Wolfe, ; 8. 18T-Tyler Denike, . Time – 2:00.166
Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 81-Matt Chronister, ; 2. 92-Terry Hartlaub, ; 3. 15-Nick Mc Daniel, ; 4. 18W-Robert Nicklow, ; 5. 14-Carl Cassell, ; 6. 4-Carl Davis Jr, ; 7. (DNF) 38-Jason Chronister, . Time – 2:01.457
Limited Stock Heat 3 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 99-Cody Klinedinst, ; 2. 6-Matt Worley, ; 3. 56-Zach Baxter, ; 4. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, ; 5. 72-Gary Claypoole, ; 6. 219-Adam Campbell, ; (DNS) 98-Daniel Hamm Jr. Time – 2:00.726
One the front row of the 30-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature, representing the World of Outlaws was 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz and next to him, on the pole, representing the PA Posse was Lance Dewease – whose won more races than anyone at Williams Grove.
Dewease added another win to that list Saturday night, defeating Schatz to claim the Morgan Cup and his 17th career World of Outlaws victory. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver didn’t make it an easy fight, though.
Schatz got the first punch, jumping to the lead at the start of the race. From there, Schatz set a pace the No. 69K couldn’t match.
Dewease contributed that to his setup, stating it takes five or six laps for his car to get going. Because of that, he said he anticipated Schatz would get the jump on him. He knew the race he needed to run.
“The pace we were trying to run, we were going to be hard on tires at that whole 30 laps,” Dewease said about Schatz’s early run. “But hell, I wasn’t too easy with them.”
Schatz’s early lead didn’t last long, though. On Lap two, Logan Schuchart stopped on the front stretch due to an ignition box issue. The caution allowed the two front runners a quick rest to gauge their early run.
When the green flag flew again, Schatz landed another jab, jumping back to the lead. Dewease kept pace with him, though.
“I was shocked how good I hung with him there on the bottom,” Dewease said. “I thought we’d be alright if I could get by him (Schatz). He knows how to get around here when it’s slick.”
Like Dewease predicted, once he got in six consecutive laps, his car took off. While Schatz rode the high side, Dewease found enough grip on the bottom to wear out Schatz’s lead. By that time the two leaders entered lap traffic, which proved to be an advantage for Dewease.
Schatz struggled to navigate around lap traffic, allowing Dewease to plant the attack he needed on Lap 17 to charge by the No. 15 car and take the lead.
“It just came down to getting through lap traffic,” Schatz said. “I got to the 70 car and I didn’t push the issue, to go across the race car and go in front of him and I didn’t do it. It got me in a funk for a few laps and Lance got by. I got myself back going, but it was too late.”
Dewease then cruised to his second win in four days, after winning Wednesday’s night race at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. That night he heard the chant, “Posse! Posse! Posse!” in Victory Lane. Then heard it again Saturday night as the PA Posse fans were jubilant to retain the iconic Morgan Cup.
“This rivalry is pretty intense,” Dewease said. “It goes back a long way. We’re some of the few areas that can consistently win against these (Outlaws) guys. We were very fortunate to get it done tonight and keep the cup for another year. Beating Donny is always special because he gets around this place so good.”
While Schatz accepted his defeat, having to settle for second, he laid down a further challenge for the PA Posse fans.
“I hear all of that Posse chant, and I love that,” Schatz said. “Come August, I’m pretty sure he’s (Dewease) going to win the money to go to the Knoxville Nationals, so there’s going to be no damn reason every person in this place isn’t at the Knoxville Nationals watching it.”
While Schatz and Dewease put on a show at the front of the field, California-native Giovanni Scelzi was the show of the race behind them.
Scelzi won the C-Main, transferring to the rear of the 12-car Last Chance Showdown. He then made his way to fourth in the Showdown, transferring to the rear of the Feature. After starting 24th, he charged his way to a seventh-place finish in the Feature, earning the KSE Hard Charger award.
“Just qualified bad, and when you do that it puts you behind the eight-ball,” Scelzi said. “We just kept trucking in the Feature and kept going and going and going. I wish we had a yellow. I think we had something to get back in the top-five.”
Scelzi won his first Series victory at Williams Grove last year, becoming the youngest ever World of Outlaws winner at 16 years old. However, he’s not sure why he meshes with the Pennsylvania track so well.
“I just seem to have some natural speed,” Scelzi said, “I don’t know where it comes from. Seems to be a place I’m comfortable at.”
Both Schatz and Dewease – who credited each other as being exceptional drivers – said they’ve found the set up their comfortable with, leading to another potential title match when the Series returns to Williams Grove Speedway in July.
The World of Outlaws will continue its Northeast swing Sunday, May 19, at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NY.
As always, you can catch all World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com.
For tickets and more information, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com.
NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [$5,500]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [$3,200]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [$2,800]; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer [$2,500]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [$2,300]; 7. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [$2,100]; 9. 41-David Gravel [$2,050]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [$2,000]; 11. 5-Shane Stewart [$1,500]; 12. 2M-Kerry Madsen [$1,200]; 13. 24-Lucas Wolfe [$1,100]; 14. 49-Brad Sweet [$1,050]; 15. 72-Ryan Smith [$1,000]; 16. 39-Cory Haas [$900]; 17. 18-Ian Madsen [$800]; 18. 39M-Anthony Macri [$800]; 19. 21-Brian Montieth [$800]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [$800]; 21. 5C-Dylan Cisney [$800]; 22. 1X-Chad Trout [$]; 23. 2-Carson Macedo [$800]; 24. 26-Cory Eliason [$800]; 25. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [$800]; 26. 70-Brock Zearfoss [$]; Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-12, Lance Dewease 13-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 71-G
Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 19.334; 2. 72-Ryan Smith, 19.36; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease, 19.374; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 19.438; 5. 5-Shane Stewart, 19.441; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 19.523; 7. 41-David Gravel, 19.537; 8. 19-Brent Marks, 19.611; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 19.629; 10. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 19.667; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 19.716; 12. 26-Cory Eliason, 19.742; 13. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 19.78; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 19.929; 15. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 19.944; 16. 19M-Landon Myers, 19.963; 17. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 20.023; 18. 11-T.J. Stutts, 20.071; 19. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 20.163
Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 19.378; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 19.547; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 19.621; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman, 19.687; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 19.69; 6. 2-Carson Macedo, 19.729; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 19.792; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 19.798; 9. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 19.806; 10. 1X-Chad Trout, 19.822; 11. 39M-Anthony Macri, 19.969; 12. 39-Cory Haas, 19.97; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 20.017; 14. 47K-Kody Lehman, 20.082; 15. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 20.116; 16. 21-Brian Montieth, 20.125; 17. 98H-Dave Blaney, 20.186; 18. 73B-Brett Michalski, 21.304; 19. 12W-Troy Fraker, 21.427
DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 3. 41-David Gravel ; 4. 5-Shane Stewart ; 5. 49-Brad Sweet ; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 7. 70-Brock Zearfoss ; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre ; 9. 27S-Adrian Shaffer ; 10. 71P-Parker Price-Miller 
DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 2. 19-Brent Marks ; 3. 72-Ryan Smith ; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart ; 5. 26-Cory Eliason ; 6. 5C-Dylan Cisney ; 7. 18-Ian Madsen ; 8. 11-T.J. Stutts ; 9. 19M-Landon Myers 
DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer ; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe ; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen ; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen ; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri ; 6. 71-Giovanni Scelzi ; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney ; 9. 7S-Jason Sides ; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker 
DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 15-Donny Schatz ; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman ; 3. 17B-Steve Buckwalter ; 4. 21-Brian Montieth ; 5. 39-Cory Haas ; 6. 2-Carson Macedo ; 7. 1X-Chad Trout ; 8. 47K-Kody Lehman ; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski 
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 4. 19-Brent Marks ; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman ; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer ; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe 
C-Main (8 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer – 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [-]; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney [-]; 3. 19M-Landon Myers [$150]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [$150]; 5. 11-T.J. Stutts [$150]; 6. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [$125]; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski [$125]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [$125]
Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [-]; 2. 5C-Dylan Cisney [-]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [-]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [-]; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss [$300]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [$250]; 7. 1X-Chad Trout [$225]; 8. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [$200]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [$200]; 10. 98H-Dave Blaney [$200]; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [$200]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [$200]
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Sarver, PA (May 18, 2019) Fans were treated to racy surface and night of racing beneath dry skies for the second week in a row on Friday night. They were also treated to some great performances in main event action that saw some familiar faces wind up in victory lane.
Michael Norris was tested by a hard charging Colton Flinner and pressed at times by a strong performance from Tommy Beck who led early on, en route to his first appearance in victory lane at The Action Track. The defending champion took the lead on a lap three pass in turn four and gave it up to Flinner with 11 laps left, but made his way back around and cruised to the win in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Model main event.
Meanwhile, Rex King Jr. put the field behind him with authority from the pole in Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modified action but would be challenged by an oncoming Dave Murdick in the second half of the race. Murdick looked to be on the verge of making a pass for the lead on several occasions and had good looks on the bottom of the speedway. However, King Jr. was too strong on the top side to be overtaken and pegged a lap 23 restart that saw Brian Swartzlander overtake Murdick for the runner up spot.
In Peoples Gas DIRTcar Sprint action, Sye Lynch took early command from the pole and fought off challenges from AJ Flick and Jack Sodeman Jr to earn his second career victory at The Action Track. Flick and Brandon Spithaler tangled in turn four early on, eliminating both from contention with six laps in the books, leaving Sodeman with a clear opportunity to hunt the leader in clean air. However, he came up short in his pursuit as Lynch was extremely fast on the top side and never looked back once firmly in the lead.
Joey Zambotti’s week one performance in Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar/RUSH Pro Stock action was impressive indeed as he came from the tail of the field to the second spot and nearly challenging for the win. His performance on Friday night was just as if not more so impressive. Zambotti made his way through the field and ran down a strong running Tyler Dietz out front while Ryan Moyer and Corey McPherson joined the front of the pack. Dietz was able to inch closer after Zambotti made the pass for the win but ran out of laps as he took his first Lernerville feature victory of the season, prompting a familiar fence climbing celebration before victory lane.
Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (42) Sye Lynch
2. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr.
3. (56) Ralph Spithaler
4. (4N) Jimmy Morris
5. (4K) Bill Kiley
6. (46) Michael Bauer
7. (91) Sadie Siegel
8. (6) Todd Burgard
9. (92) Chad Hill
10. (2) AJ Flick
11. (22) Brandon Spithaler
Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (72) Michael Norris
2. (91) Tommy Beck
3. (15) Kelvin Kohan
4. (81) Mike Miller
5. (14R) Clay Ruffo
6. (23) Tony Burke
7. (77) Tyler Dietz
8. (92) Jayme Beck
9. (48) Colton Flinner
10. (10) Jared Miley
11. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand
Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (165) Rex King Jr.
2. (83) Brian Swartzlander
3. (61) Dave Murdick
4. (29) Garrett Krummert
5. (65) Rex King Sr.
6. (13) Rick Regalski
7. (45) Steve Feder
8. (4J) John Mollick
9. (75) Jeff Miller
10. (25) Chris Rudolph
11. (12W) Travis Walsh
12. (18) Colton Walters
13. (22) Kevin Long
14. (27R) Dave Reges
15. (A51) Bill Barr
16. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker (Did Not Start)
Millerstown Pic-A-Part RUSH/DIRTcar Pro Stocks Feature: (20 Laps)
1. (948) Joey Zambotti
2. (27) Tyler Dietz
3. (13X) Ryan Moyer
4. (C33) Corey McPherson
5. (32) Mark Sanders
6. (66) Joe Kelley
7. (26) Mike Bordt
8. (10) John Hartman
9. (310) Dale Tuche
10. (25) Brett McDonald
11. (22jr) Chase Lambert
12. (35B) Jake Dietz
Gravel lost the lead to Daryn Pittman at the start of the 25-lap Williams Grove Speedway Feature and 10 laps later lost second to Pennsylvanian Danny Dietrich. It looked like Gravel may have to settle for his second third-place finish in-a-row, but everything changed with 13 laps to go.
Dietrich and Gravel were nose to tail heading down the front stretch with the lap car of Sides in front of them.
“Going into (turn) one, Sides pointed low and I think Dietrich thought he pointed low like he was going to go low and Dietrich was going to go high, but he actually pointed low to pass him down low,” Gravel said. “Dietrich followed him in the corner, and I went low. So, I’m glad it worked out for me and not for him.”
That move allowed Gravel to slide back into second-place, while Dietrich fell several car lengths behind him after having to lift out of the throttle due to Sides blocking his line. Dietrich cited getting caught behind Sides was the one mistake that kept him from a potential win Friday night.
“That was the race I think for me,” Dietrich said.
With Dietrich far behind, Gravel had breathing room to try and run Pittman back down. And he didn’t waste any time. Two laps after passing Dietrich, he was on Pittman’s bumper. Gravel stuck to the low line most of the race, while Pittman stayed high. But with 12 laps to go, the two swapped lanes in turns three and four. The advantage went to Gravel.
On Pittman’s tail, he dove underneath the No. 83 Roth Motorsports car in turn one and charged his way back to the lead.
After the disappointment of losing a potential win at Lincoln Speedway Wednesday night, Gravel was not going to let another win slip through his fingers.
He prepared himself for the Feature throughout the night, studying how his car worked in different lanes. While he won his Drydene Heat race and the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash by riding the high line, he tested the bottom during the Dash.
“I was just trying it (different lines) out all night,” Gravel said. “Luckily things worked out the way they did, and I found something better than they did.”
Once he cleared Pittman and began to pull away with the lead, Dietrich wasn’t letting him out of his sight. The blue No. 48 also got by Pittman and made his own charge for the lead. At times a blanket could be thrown over the top three.
Dietrich continued to run the high side, while Gravel stayed low. At times he would close on the No. 41 Jason Johnson Racing car, but Gravel could always out power him out of the turn, leading to his 42nd career World of Outlaws victory – and fifth Series win at Williams Grove Speedway.
The ability of the No. 41 car to drive hard through the turn without any issues has Pittman scratching his head on how he can get his car to do the same.
“We didn’t get from the center off very good,” Pittman said. “My car would drop too far and not drive down the straightaway. I think the 41 drivers really hard, a lot harder than mine and we’ve got to figure out why that is. I just start spinning way too easy.”
Gravel and his new Jason Johnson Racing team have found the level of consistency they were hoping to find at the start of the year. He’s finished in the top-five in the last four races – three of those finishes being on the podium. And with three wins now, Gravel is the winningest driver, so far, this season.
“Man, we’re trying all sorts of stuff,” Gravel said. “Every night I don’t think we run the same bar combination. Philip (Dietz, JJR crew chief) is always working, trying to make the car better. It works nine times out of 10. Hopefully we jot down the things that work really well and continue to grow as a team and keep winning races.”
His Williams Grove win has propelled the Watertown, Conn.-native to be tied for third in the Series’ points standings with Pittman – 64 points behind leader Donny Schatz, who only has a two-point lead over Brad Sweet.
With three wins in the early stage of the season, the championship isn’t on Gravel’s mind, yet. He’s focused on staying consistent and winning races.
“The past couple of races have been really good,” Gravel said. “We’re qualifying well consistently now, which is a huge part of this. If we keep that up good things will happen. Where we end up in the points is where we end up. I just want to keep winning races and try to be as consistent as we can.”
A simple point of the finger to the sky in Victory Lane Friday night made that clear.
Gravel will get the chance to sweep the weekend when the World of Outlaws return for the final round of the Morgan Cup Saturday, May 18, at Williams Grove Speedway.
As always, you can catch all World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com.
For tickets and more information, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com.
NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [$8,000]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [$4,000]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [$2,500]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [$2,200]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [$2,100]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [$2,000]; 7. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [$1,800]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [$1,600]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [$1,500]; 10. 1X-Chad Trout [$1,300]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [$1,200]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [$1,100]; 13. 72-Ryan Smith [$1,000]; 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer [$700]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [$600]; 16. 19-Brent Marks [$600]; 17. 2M-Kerry Madsen [$600]; 18. 39M-Anthony Macri [$600]; 19. 21-Brian Montieth [$600]; 20. 2-Carson Macedo [$600]; 21. 5C-Dylan Cisney [$600]; 22. 39-Cory Haas [$600]; 23. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [$600]; 24. 24-Lucas Wolfe [$]; 25. O7-Gerard McIntyre [$600]; 26. 11-T.J. Stutts [$]; 27. 7S-Jason Sides [$]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-14, David Gravel 15-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+8]
Qualifying Flight-A – 1. 41-David Gravel, 16.854; 2. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 16.991; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman, 16.994; 4. 1X-Chad Trout, 17.1; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.108; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 17.132; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 17.137; 8. 72-Ryan Smith, 17.168; 9. 2-Carson Macedo, 17.208; 10. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 17.312; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.314; 12. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.341; 13. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 17.38; 14. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.394; 15. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 17.495; 16. 98H-Dave Blaney, 17.688; 17. 19M-Landon Myers, 17.821; 18. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.913; 19. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.561; 20. 99M-Kyle Moody, NT
Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.761; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.96; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 16.983; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 17.082; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 17.103; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.122; 7. 5-Shane Stewart, 17.144; 8. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.156; 9. 39-Cory Haas, 17.174; 10. 19-Brent Marks, 17.177; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.201; 12. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.206; 13. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.291; 14. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.355; 15. 11-T.J. Stutts, 17.364; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.416; 17. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 17.449; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.475; 19. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.492; 20. 73B-Brett Michalski, 17.737
DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 41-David Gravel ; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman ; 3. 49-Brad Sweet ; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen ; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen ; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss ; 7. 2-Carson Macedo ; 8. 27S-Adrian Shaffer ; 9. 19M-Landon Myers ; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker 
DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi ; 2. 1X-Chad Trout ; 3. 72-Ryan Smith ; 4. 5C-Dylan Cisney ; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri ; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre ; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney ; 8. 47K-Kody Lehman ; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody ; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall 
DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 2. 5-Shane Stewart ; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen ; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer ; 6. 39-Cory Haas ; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe ; 8. 11-T.J. Stutts ; 9. 7S-Jason Sides ; 10. 17B-Steve Buckwalter 
DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller ; 3. 15-Donny Schatz ; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart ; 5. 21-Brian Montieth ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser ; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 8. 19-Brent Marks ; 9. 26-Cory Eliason ; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski 
DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel ; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman ; 3. 5-Shane Stewart ; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 5. 71-Giovanni Scelzi ; 6. 1X-Chad Trout ; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer ; 8. 71P-Parker Price-Miller 
C-Main (10 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer – 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [-]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [-]; 3. 47K-Kody Lehman [$150]; 4. 73B-Brett Michalski [$150]; 5. 12W-Troy Fraker [$150]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [$125]; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [$125]; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody [$125]; 9. 19M-Landon Myers [$125]; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall [$125]
Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer –1. 39-Cory Haas [-]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [-]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [-]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [-]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [$300]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [$250]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [$225]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [$200]; 9. 11-T.J. Stutts [$200]; 10. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [$200]; 11. 98H-Dave Blaney [$200]; 12. 70-Brock Zearfoss [$200]
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Saturday, May 25, 2018 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Central PA Legends (ARCH Night)
Saturday, June 1, 2019 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints [Regular Show + Make-up Feature from May 4] + Wingless Super Sportsman
Saturday, June 8, 2019 (7:30PM) 410 Sprints + 360/358 Sprint Car Challenge + York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races
Abbottstown, PA (May 15, 2019) – With the sun shining on a Wednesday evening, 43 cars signed into the pits for the $10,000 to win Gettysburg Clash. Wednesday marked the World of Outlaws’ first visit to Central PA in 2019 and leading up to the race the Posse vs. the Outlaws narrative was alive and well.
As Lance Dewease climbed out of his car in victory lane after the 35-lap feature, chants of “Posse” could be heard loud and clear. Despite starting on the pole of the dash, Lance finished second to David Gravel. The two shared the front row of the main event with Gravel getting the lead when the green flag dropped.
Daryn Pittman nearly got by Dewease for second but Dewease held the spot. Brad Sweet went to work Tim Shaffer for the fourth spot and tried the low side in 3 and 4 but couldn’t take the position.
Dewease started to reel Gravel in with some good runs coming off of turn 2, but every time Dewease would get close, Gravel managed create more distance between the two.
Gravel and Dewease hit lapped traffic on lap 7. As the leaders worked their way around lapped cars, Gravel was able to keep Dewease at bay. On lap 12 it looked like Dewease was closing in on Gravel, but again Gravel pulled away.
Dewease had Gravel’s lead down to under a second on lap 16. Both Dewease and Gravel went to the bottom in turns 1 and 2 on lap 18 with Dewease coming out with the lead. Dewease created distance between Gravel right away, but Gravel caught up to him in lapped traffic.
Just like when Gravel would pull away when Dewease got close, Dewease did the same to Gravel after he caught him battling lapped cars. Dewease had his lead up to over a second with 10 laps to go.
The first caution came out on lap 28 for Pittman when he got turned around in turn 3. Pittman was running third when he brought out the caution and was able to rejoin the field.
With under 10 laps remaining, Dewease led the field to the cone for a single file restart. Gravel was right on Dewease’s bumper on the restart but Dewease held him off. Ryan Smith got around Lucas Wolfe for fourth.
Lap 29 saw the second caution of the race as Brian Montieth, Shaffer and Brandon Rahmer got caught up in turns 3 and 4. Montieth rejoined the field.
This time Dewease got a good jump on the restart. Smith also had a solid restart and got around Gravel for second riding the top of turns 3 and 4.
With clean air Dewease was glued to the bottom of the track in the turns and was separating himself from the rest of the field as Smith was rim ridding the corners to try and catch him.
Dewease had over a second lead with two laps to go and beat Smith to the checkered flag by 1.677 seconds. Gravel held onto third. Brad Sweet crossed the line fourth and Shane Stewart completed the top five.
Donny Schatz was the hard charger. After using a provisional to start 25th, Schatz finished the night 11th.
Schatz, the current point leader of the World of Outlaws and Alan Krimes, the current point leader at Lincoln, each had to use a provisional to compete in the A-main. It is also worth noting that last year’s Gettysburg Clash winner, Freddie Rahmer, failed to qualify for the main event. Rahmer won the C-main and finished 11th in the B-main.
Heat winners were Brad Sweet, Lance Dewease, David Gravel and Tim Shaffer.
This Saturday, May 18, Lincoln Speedway will be dark. The following Saturday, May 25, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints and Central PA Legends. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 5:00PM and grandstand gates opening at 5:30PM.
To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
Saturday, May 15, 2019
Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint World of Outlaws Gettysburg Clash (35 Laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease ($10,000); 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 41-David Gravel; 4. 49-Brad Sweet; 5. 5-Shane Stewart; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 7. 18-Ian Madsen; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser; 11. 15-Donny Schatz; 12. 19M-Landon Myers; 13. 87-Alan Krimes; 14. 39M-Anhtony Macri; 15. 75-Chase Dietz; 16. 19-Brent Marks; 17. 39-Cory Haas; 18. 1X-Chad Trout; 19. 2-Carson Macedo; 20. 99-Kyle Moody; 21. 21-Brian Montieth; 22. 83-Daryn Pittman; 23. 11-T.J. Stutts; 24. 59-Jim Siegel; 25. 71-Giovanni Scelzi; 26. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 27. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 28. 48-Danny Dietrich
Lap Leaders – David Gravel (1-18) & Brian Montieth (19-35)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet; 2. 18-Ian Madsen; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich; 6. 39-Cory Haas; 7. 71-Giovanni Scelzi; 8. 15X-Adam Wilt; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 11. 98H-Dave Blaney
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 69K-Lance Dewease; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 5. 19M-Landon Myers; 6. 11-T.J. Stutts; 7. 15-Donny Schatz; 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 9. 59-Jim Siegel; 10. 91-Tony Fiore; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (DNF)
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 41-David Gravel; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 5-Shane Stewart; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 99-Kyle Moody; 8. 2-Carson Macedo; 9. 90-Jordan Givler; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 11. 27G-Jay Galloway
410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (8 laps) - 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen; 3. 72-Ryan Smith; 4. 75-Chase Dietz; 5. 19-Brent Marks; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 8. 7S-Jason Sides; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski
410 C-Main (10 laps) 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 15X-Adam Wilt; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney; 8. 90-Jordan Givler; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski; 10. 91-Tony Fiore; 11. 27G-Jay Galloway
410 B-Main (12 laps) 1. 11-T.J. Stutts; 2. 39-Cory Haas; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 15-Donny Schatz; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild; 7. 2-Carson Macedo; 8. 87-Alan Krimes; 9. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 10. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 12. 17B-Steve Buckwaler; 13. 7S-Jason Sides; 14. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF)
Dash (6 laps) 1. 41-David Gravel; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman; 5. 49-Brad Sweet; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 7. 18-Ian Madsen; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen
410 Sprint Time Trial Results
Flight A 1. 49-Brad Sweet 13.116*; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease 13.129; 3. 18-Ian Madsen 13.347; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe 13.413; 5. 21-Brian Montieth 13.431; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer 13.441; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser 13.455; 8. 19M-Landon Myers 13.473; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich 13.493; 10. 11-T.J. Stutts 13.494; 11. 39-Cory Haas 13.515; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild 13.540; 13. 71-Giovanni Scelzi 13.545; 14. 15-Donny Schatz 13.572; 15. 55K-Robbie Kendall 13.577; 16. 59-Jim Siegel 13.649; 17. 15X-Adam Wilt 13.672; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart 13.683; 19. 98H-Dave Blaney 13.688; 20. 70-Brock Zearfoss 13.691; 21. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe 13.971; 22. 91-Tony Fiore 18.514
Flight B 1. 41-David Gravel 13.349; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer 13.490; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman 13.556; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen 13.607; 5. 1X-Chad Trout 13.628; 6. 72-Ryan Smith 13.629; 7. 99-Kyle Moody 13.644; 8. 75-Chase Dietz 13.651; 9. 87-Alan Krimes 13.662; 10. 19-Brent Marks 13.688; 11. 39M-Anthony Macri 13.694; 12. 69-Tim Glatfelter 13.699; 13. 2-Carson Macedo 13.808; 14. 7S-Jason Sides 13.810; 15. 5-Shane Stewart 13.837; 16. 17B-Steve Buckwalter 13.949; 17. 51-Freddie Rahmer 13.971; 18. 41S-Dominic Scelzi 13.995; 19. 90-Jordan Givler 14.290; 20. 73B-Brett Michalski 14.398; 21. 27G-Jay Galloway 14.427
*Overall fast time
KEISTER FAMILY TO HONOR MEMORY OF RON KEISTER WITH HUGE LATE MODEL EVENT THIS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
The Big Wrangler Ranch Ron Keister Memorial will pay a track record late model winner’s share of $11,000 to win the 52-lap A-Main out of more than $40,000 in prize money and contingencies. Time trials, heats, and B-Mains will be the qualifying format. The fast qualifier will receive a $520 bonus with heat and B-Main winners picking up $110 bonuses. The hard charger in the A-main will earn $520.
Keister was a crew member on former champion Paul Long’s late model team before his father Eugene Keister fielded the No. 11 for his rookie season. A standout kart and snowmobile racer, Keister showed early promise as a dirt track racer until tragedy struck on April 10, 1976. In the first late model heat race that night his car made contact with the outside guardrail on the backstretch and was then struck broadside by another car, according to published reports.
Keister was a 1966 graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School where he was a star football player who campaigned the No. 52 on his jersey. He later enrolled and graduated from Penn State University in 1974 with a degree in architectural engineering. At the time of his accident he was married and the father of two children.
Keister’s former numbers 11 and 52 will serve as tributes—$11,000 to win and 52 laps—on May 18 at Selinsgrove Speedway. The 360 sprint cars will also compete in a 25-lap main event.
Keister’s brother Randy along with Randy’s wife Jody and son Michael continue the family’s racing tradition as the owners of the super late model No. 22 driven by Herndon’s Brett Schadel.
In late model racing this season at the speedway four races have produced four different winners. Coleby Frye of Dover, Jeff Rine of Danville, Hayes Mattern of Beavertown, and Bret Schadel of Herndon have already taken victories entering this weekend’s historic race at the track. Frye leads the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center standings by just 20 points over Schadel.
For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can also be reached at 570.374.2266.
Purse for Big Wrangler Ranch Ron Keister Memorial for Super Late Models Saturday, May 18, 2019:
1) $11,000 2) $5,500 3) $2,750 4) $1,400 5) $1,350 6) $1,300 7) $1,250 8) $1,200 9) $1,150 10) $1,100 11) $1,050 12) $1,000 13) $950 14) $900 15) $850 16) $800 17) $750 18) $700 19) $650 20) $600 21) $500 22) $500 23) $500 24) $500 PROVISIONAL $500
Admission for Saturday, May 18, 2019: Adults ONLY $18; Students (12-17) $10; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30
Monday, May 13, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mechanicsburg Williams Grove Speedway will host the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on two nights, coming up this Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm, presented by H & N Landscaping.
Friday’s racing will feature the World of Outlaws Sprint Car stars in a full program including a 25-lap main paying $8,000 to win.
Saturday’s program that includes the Morgan Cup will include a 30-lap main that pays $12,000 to win to go along with another $5,000 for Morgan Cup bragging rights
Fireworks will be part of both shows.
Adult general admission each night is $30 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $15. Gates will open for both shows at 5:30 pm.
Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.
The Morgan Cup will be taken possession of at the conclusion of Saturday’s main event, going to the defacto home of whichever group of drivers can lay claim to the event victor, whether it be an outlaw driver or a member of the Pennsylvania Posse.
The cup and laurels are bestowed each season in honor of late, former speedway owner Mr. Morgan Hughes.
A premier residential and commercial landscaping company in the region, H & N Landscaping will present the entire weekend of World of Outlaws/Pennsylvania Posse racing action.
H & N Landscaping, located at 675 Williams Grove Road in Mechanicsburg, has been serving the region for over 35 years.
Contact H & N at 717.697.2908 or by visiting them on the web at www.handnlandscapingllc.com.
Coming into the May outlaws/posse match up at Williams Grove, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz leads outlaws points over Californian Brad Sweet.
At Williams Grove Speedway, Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg tops the point chart.
Winners with the outlaws this year despite numerous rain outs have been Sweet, Schatz, Daryn Pittman, David Gravel, Carson Macedo, Logan Schuchart, Ian Madsen, Aaron Reutzel and Tim Shaffer.
With just three programs having been completed at Williams Grove to date this year, winners have been Lucas Wolfe, Dietrich and Lance Dewease who just won a tune up for the outlaws shows on May 10.
Both May dates for the outlaws fell victim to rain in 2018.
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