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Monday, August 19, 2019

CORY HAAS WINS RAIN SHORTENED 3RD ANNUAL ARMIN HOSTETTER MEMORIAL

HANOVER, Pa. (8/18/19): Cory Haas has felt pretty good about the overall speed and performance of his car over the last couple of weeks.         

The only thing that was missing was wins, but that changed Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway and continued Sunday at Trail-Way Speedway.           

Like Friday, Haas put himself in good position through his heat race and pulled the pole for Sunday’s A-Main. From there, he shook off a bad start and got back out front in time to claim the rain-shortened Armin Hostetter Memorial.         

Haas held a narrow lead over Danny Dietrich when the caution was displayed on Lap 24 for Joe Trone Jr. Rain hit the speedway during the caution period, and cars were sent to the pit area. Track crews tried to run in the surface, but more rain hit the speedway, and the race became official.           

“I think we’ve had speed, but we’ve just been a fifth to 10th-place car,” Haas said. “We’ve changed a few things, and I think we’ve gotten over the hump. Not saying we got a lot better, but I think we are capable of running up front. It’s just a matter of making the right choices, track position, pill draw, and things like that.           

“The last couple of weeks, I felt we were as good as anybody else, except for maybe the 48 or 51, at times. I just feel like our car is good right now, and we will just work to get better.”           

Chase Dietz got the jump on Haas from his outside-pole starting spot. Haas fell in behind, with Todd Gracey and Danny Dietrich following close behind.           

The frontrunners started to encounter lapped traffic on the eighth circuit. Dietz held a narrow lead, but Haas was starting to challenge in the corners on the bottom of the speedway and trailed by .136 seconds.           

Haas made his move on Lap 9. He muscled his way past Dietz on the bottom in Turns 1 and 2 and went to the top at the other end of the speedway to put Barry Shearer a lap down.           

“It’s a little bullring, and Chase didn’t seem like he could get off the corner,” Haas said after the $3,500 victory. “He had to stick in the center and drive off.           

“I was kind of biding my time. The start of the race, the bottom was kind of slimy, and I didn’t get a good start. Danny gets around this place really well, so I wanted to get to the lead and make my own holes.           

“I was fortunate to get around Chase there. He kind of got behind lapped cars, which happens at Trail-Way, and I made some good decisions in lapped traffic.”           

Haas opened up a 1.039-second lead by Lap 11. Meanwhile, Dietrich was starting to surge to the front. He passed Gracey on the high side of Turn 4 on Lap 12 and started to reel in Dietz.           

Up front, Haas was slicing through traffic. He led by .885 seconds on Lap 15 and increased it to 1.313 seconds three laps later.           

Dietrich worked over Dietz and took second on the outside of Turns 1 and 2 on Lap 21. He closed to within .651 seconds by the time he hit the flagstand and was within .285 seconds with 23 down.           

Haas cleared a couple of lapped cars, but his lead was wiped out when Trone Jr. spun and hit the wall in Turn 4. Rain hit the speedway during the caution, and the cars were pulled off the speedway.         

“Danny was coming at the end,” Haas said. “I just made a nice move in lapped traffic, and I thought it bought me enough time that he was going to be in trouble.           

“You never know how that is going to play out with rain coming. It took away from the fans, but it didn’t look like we were going to race on it. We were just capable of starting where we did, staying there, and coming out with a win.”           

Dietrich settled for second, with Dietz finishing third. Kyle Moody and Ryan Smith completed the top five.           

“It is what it is,” Dietrich said. “We had 23 laps, and then the rain came. That’s racing. We were just happy to have a solid weekend with top-five finishes.”           

Brett Michalski, Gracey, and Haas were heat winners for the 19-car field.

In Central Pa. Legend action, Seth Kearchner, Tim Shabram, and Chris McKinney were heat-race winners for the 28-car field. Brent Marquis won the consolation. The Legend feature will be made up at a later date.




Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, Pa.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



410 SPRINT CARS “3RD ANNUAL ARMIN HOSTETTER MEMORIAL”

Feature (23 Laps, Shortened due to rain) – 1. 39-Cory Haas, [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich III, [3]; 3. 75-Chase Dietz, [2]; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody, [6]; 5. 72-Ryan Smith, [8]; 6. 21-Brian Montieth, [7]; 7. 3-Todd Gracey, [4]; 8. 44-Dylan Norris, [9]; 9. 8-Bill Dietrich, [11]; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski, [10]; 11. 1*-Tim Wagaman II, [5]; 12. 93-Mike Bittinger, [12]; 13. 59-Jim Siegel, [15]; 14. 74-Dwayne Gutshall, [18]; 15. 7-Trey Hivner, [16]; 16. 11P-Greg Plank, [13]; 17. 5A-Zachary Allman, [14]; 18. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [17]; 19. 12-Barry Shearer, [19].

Lap Leaders – Chase Dietz (1-8), Cory Haas (9-23)

410 Sprint Car Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 73B-Brett Michalski, [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich III, [3]; 3. 75-Chase Dietz, [2]; 4. 8-Bill Dietrich, [4]; 5. 11P-Greg Plank, [5]; 6. 7-Trey Hivner, [6]; 7. 12-Barry Shearer, [7].

410 Sprint Car Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 3-Todd Gracey, [1]; 2. 44-Dylan Norris, [3]; 3. 72-Ryan Smith, [5]; 4. 93-Mike Bittinger, [4]; 5. 5A-Zachary Allman, [2]; 6. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [6].

410 Sprint Car Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 39-Cory Haas, [1]; 2. 1*-Tim Wagaman II, [2]; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody, [4]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth, [6]; 5. 59-Jim Siegel, [3]; 6. 74-Dwayne Gutshall, [5]



CENTRAL PA LEGENDS

Feature (20 Laps) – Make up date will be announced soon.

Lap Leaders –

Legend Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/Top 6 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 30K-Seth Kearchner, [1]; 2. 19-Travis Perry, [7]; 3. 95-Alex Schmiedel, [8]; 4. 5C-Josh Schrum, [5]; 5. 41-Chuck Dell Jr, [9]; 6. 43-Brandon Reiblich, [3]; 7. 93-Brent Marquis, [10]; 8. 19R-Roy A Denike, [4]; 9. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith, [6]; 10. 13-Ronald Blizzard Jr, [2].

Legend Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/Top 6 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 15-Tim Shabram, [2]; 2. 5-Scott Houdeshell, [3]; 3. 51-Travis Mc Clelland, [4]; 4. 64JR-Billy Workman Jr., [7]; 5. 53-Bill Diehl, [8]; 6. 18-Chris Transeau, [1]; 7. 26-Shaun Abney, [5]; 8. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer, [9]; 9. 77-Rick Blizzard, [6].

Legend Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/Top 6 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 3M-Chris Mc Kinney, [3]; 2. 8-Austin Bellemare, [4]; 3. 75-Chandler Pagnotta, [7]; 4. 8CR-Mason Chaney, [8]; 5. 13X-Joe Osborne, [9]; 6. 30-Alex Robinson, [5]; 7. 99H-Eric Hurst, [2]; 8. 61-Shaun Miller, [1]; 9. 85-Michael Goldsmith, [6].

Legend Consolation (8 Laps/Top 6 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 93-Brent Marquis, [1]; 2. 99H-Eric Hurst, [3]; 3. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer, [5]; 4. 26-Shaun Abney, [2]; 5. 19R-Roy A Denike, [4]; 6. 61-Shaun Miller, [6]; 7. 77-Rick Blizzard, [8]; 8. 13-Ronald Blizzard Jr, [10]; 9. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith, [7]; 10. 85-Michael Goldsmith, [9]

Cory Haas Takes Two

The 2019 Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars had a full weekend with three nights of racing. Cory Haas won his first feature of the year at Williams Grove Speedway Friday night. Saturday at Lincoln Speedway Danny Dietrich ran his win total in the series to eleven, while at Port Royal Speedway Logan Wagner ran his series win total to five. On Sunday August 18th Trail Way Speedway had their one Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars show of 2019 and Cory Haas won his 2nd feature of the weekend.
The Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars are back this weekend with four nights of action with the All Stars. The weekend starts out Thursday August 22nd at Grandview Speedway for Thunder On The Hill and the first of four All Star shows. Friday the point series and the All Stars are at Williams Grove Speedway. Saturday August 24th the point series and All Stars are at Lincoln Speedway while Port Royal Speedway also hosts a point series show the same night. Sunday August 25th BAPS Motor Speedway closes out the weekend for the All Stars and Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars.

Danny Dietrich leads the Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars points with Freddie Rahmer in 2nd and Lucas Wolfe in 3rd.
  Champion Racing Oil, RM Racing Lubricants, Hoseheads.com, Maxim Chassis, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Conroy Pneu-Control, Capitol Renegade, Fast Tees, LaSalle Racing Engines and J&S Fabrication have all provided towards this point series.
  Product discount certificates sponsors include Wings Unlimited, Panchos Racing Products, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Keizer Aluminum Wheels,  Zemco Speed Equipment, Triple X Race Co, ATL Fuel Cells, J&J Auto Racing, Smith Titanium, Indy Race Parts, King Racing Products, Rider Racing Engines, Racing Electronics, Red Robin, DMI Inc, Kevin Nouse Designs, Caskey Group & AL Driveline. 
Without the above sponsors the point series payout would not be possible. Thank you to all of them.



2019 CHAMPION RACING OIL/ RM LUBRICANTS CENTRAL PA SPRINT CARS
   presented by Hoseheads.com
Listing; position, car number, driver, points, series wins
After August 18, 2019
1. 48 Danny Dietrich 1363 11
2. 51 Freddie Rahmer 897 8
3. 24 Lucas Wolfe  821 5
4. 21 Brian Montieth 739 3
5. 69k Lance Dewease 640 7
6. 39M Anthony Macri 608 1
7. 1 Logan Wagner 586 5
8. 72 Ryan Smith  564
9. 39 Cory Haas  451 2
10. 87 Alan Krimes  442 2
11. 99 Kyle Moody  437 2
12. 5 Dylan Cisney  428 3
13. 1x Chad Trout  420 1
14. 11 T J Stutts  395
15. 75 Chase Dietz  354 1
16. 59 Jim Siegel  273
17. 15 Adam Wilt  265
18. 12 Blane Heimbach 249 1
18. 91 Kyle Reinhardt 249
20. 55K Robbie Kendall 238 1
21. 33 Jared Esh  237 1
22. 70 Brock Zearfoss 230
23. 17B Steve Buckwalter 226
24. 88 Brandon Rahmer 213
25. 2 A J Flick  208 1
  Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Point Series 2019 Up-Coming Schedule

August
22nd Grandview ASCoC
23rd Williams Grove ASCoC
24th Lincoln ASCoC
24th Port Royal
25th BAPS ASCoC

Williams Grove To Honor Keith Kauffman With Tribute Night Race August 30

For Immediate Release

 Mechanicsburg - Williams Grove Speedway will celebrate the career of one of the track and oval’s most prolific sprint car winners coming up on Friday, August 30 when it hosts Keith Kauffman Tribute Night, sponsored by VP Racing Fuels.

Kauffman will be feted in the infield from 6 – 7 pm with a joint reunion and autograph session featuring the driver himself and several of his former car owners.

A live Facebook broadcast on BeerHill Gang TV will also take place during the hour and two Kauffman race cars will be on display as well.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars will compete for $4,777 to win the 25-lap feature event, honoring two of his most famed rides, the Hamilton No. 77 and the Middleswarth No. 7.

Time trials will set the heat starting grids.

The race is another in the 2019 Hoosier Diamond Series.

The URC 360 Sprints will also be on the big holiday weekend racing program competing in a 25-lap main event, for the second time at the track this season.

Fireworks will also help kickoff the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Racing action begins at 7:30 pm.

Now age 71, Kauffman retired from the sport in 2013 after recording a total of 51 career sprint car wins at Williams Grove alone to go along with a total of 309 overall career victories.

Kauffman was the 1984 and 1985 track champion while wheeling the Hamilton Contracting No. 77.  He also recorded the 2001 Diamond Series title at the track aboard the Middleswarth Potato Chips No. 7.

Along the way, the popular Mifflintown driver won the Williams Grove season opener on four occasions, the Jack Gunn Memorial in 2001 and the Mitch Smith Memorial in 1993 and 1996.

“The Man From Mifflintown” upended the World of Outlaws stars at the track three times during his career and scored the National Open Preliminary event twice.

Adult general admission for the big sprint car show honoring veteran Keith Kauffman is set at $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $10.  Kids ages 12 and under are always FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

Williams Grove Speedway And All Stars Sprints To Honor Legacy Of Jack Gunn Friday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/18/19

Mechanicsburg – This Friday’s twin 20s for the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints at Williams Grove Speedway will honor late, great, promoter Jack Gunn.

The Jack Gunn Memorial twin 20-lap mains will each pay $4,000 to win with total purses for each feature worth over $20,000 each.

First run in 1983, the Gunn Memorial honors late Williams Grove promoter Jack Gunn, a native of
Hancock, Maryland.

Gunn was a Hall of Fame Promoter who heralded the speedway as promoter from 1967 until his untimely death from cancer at the age of 48 in 1980.

He began working at the track during the early 1960s as an announcer and honed his skill on the microphone while eventually relaying his talents into the oval’s captain.

It was during his tenure at the helm of Williams Grove Speedway that Gunn rose to prominence on the local and national scene and he took the facility with him.

During his career at Williams Grove, Gunn also promoted with much success at other area tracks.

Gunn’s mark on both Williams Grove and the region itself was to help raise sprint car racing to not only a weekly division but a premiere weekly headline division at that.

Gunn was feted nationally as 1979 Promoter of the Year.

While at the top of his game, he not only stood at the helm at both Williams Grove and Selinsgrove Speedways, but he was also doing the job at Hagerstown, (Maryland) and Penn National Speedways.

In his day, Jack Gunn was known as the most powerful promoter in the East.

And it is that reputation and skill that Williams Grove Speedway will honor yet again this week with the running of the All Stars Jack Gunn Memorial.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm.

Adult general admission is set at $25 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for just $10.  Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

Jack Gunn Memorial All Stars Twin 20s At Williams Grove August 23 Twin Purses Offer Over $20,000 Each And $4,000 To Win

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/18/19

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s for the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars Series this Friday, August 23 at 7:30 pm.

Gates for the sprints-only program will open at 5:30.

Presented by Union Quarries, the Jack Gunn Memorial twin 20-lap mains will each pay $4,000 to win with total purses for each feature worth over $20,000 each.

Time trials will set the heat starting grids while the winner of the first 20-lap main event will draw for an inversion to start the second feature event.

Inversion possibilities will be four, six, eight, 10 or 12.

Both feature events will carry full points toward the 2019 Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car Williams Grove Speedway track title.

Event sponsor Union Quarries of Carlisle is one of the top stone, concrete and blacktop producing companies in the region.

Union Quarries has been providing materials to Adams County, York County, Perry County and throughout the area since 1961.

Learn more about the company by visiting www.unionquarries.com.

The All Stars will be led into Williams Grove by series point leader Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas, who has six wins under this belt on the circuit this season and the pole in the recently completed Knoxville Nationals.

Reutzel is going for his second All Stars circuit title in a row in 2019 and will meet fans in the infield at the track before the show on Friday  night from 6 - 7 pm.

Perennial series champion Dale Blaney rides second in the season point standings while upstart Californian Cory Eliason holds down the third spot in tour points.

Last year in All Stars Jack Gunn Memorial action, Freddie Rahmer and Jim Siegel scored the wins in twin 20s action, holding the All Stars scoreless at Williams Grove throughout history.

The All Stars first raced at Williams Grove in 1970 and no bonafide touring All Star has ever won an All Stars race at the oval.

The locals known as the Pennsylvania Posse hold a perfect 34-0 record of victory against the touring stars as they prepare to take on Williams Grove Speedway again. 

After the August 23 racing program, the All Stars Circuit of Champions will return to Williams Grove on Friday, September 20 to contest the make up Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial.

The August 23 twin 20s will be another race in the 2019 Hoosier Diamond Series of races at the track.

Adult general admission is set at $25 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.  Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

Mason Zeigler Captures First Career World of Outlaws Late Model Feature Win, Logan Wagner Grabs Fifth Sprint Car Win

By-Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, Pa- Usually when it comes to the Pennsylvania Posse vs the World of Outlaws rivalry, it’s all about Sprint Cars. However, Mason Zeigler brought home some bragging rights for the Late Models last night as the Chalk Hill, Pa native passed Ricky Weiss with three laps to go to claim his first-ever Morton Buildings World of Outlaws Late Model Series feature victory Saturday night at the Port Royal Speedway.

"We wanted to keep this one in PA tonight," said Zeigler, who won $10,000 for his efforts. "We've been working towards this for a long time and we got a lot of laps at this place, so I'm really excited to standing here."

Zeigler and Weiss, the leading rookie of the year with the Outlaws Late Models, led the field to the green with Zeigler jumping out to the early lead. It looked to be smooth sailing for Zeigler, as he was ripping around the top of the Speedway, with Weiss and fourth starting Brandon Sheppard in tow.

Zeigler first entered lap traffic on lap 11 and six laps later he got bottled up behind the lap car of Austin Hubbard and allowed Weiss to slide by on the bottom of the speedway in turn's 1 and 2.

Seven laps later Zeigler had regrouped and he pounced again. Still ripping around the top of the speedway, he used momentum exiting turn 2 to pass back by Weiss for the lead again.

"I was absolutely out of control out there and I was just trying my hardest to hit my marks," said Zeigler. "We gave him an opportunity there in lap traffic and I knew we had a car capable of getting him back."

The races only caution flew two laps later when Trevor Feathers got into the turn 3 outside guardrail and came to a slow on the inside of turn 4.

On the restart, it was Weiss striking back as he dove to the bottom of Zeigler in turn 1 and 2, pulling even with him as the powered down the backstretch. Zeigler would diamond turn 3 and 4 and pull back under Weiss to hold the lead on lap 29. However, Weiss used the momentum to slide back under Zeigler and regained the lead with 10-to go.

Over the next seven laps, Zeigler was sizing up Weiss, who also was looking for his first career Outlaws Late Model victory. With 3 to go, Zeigler pulled to the back bumper  of Weiss coming to the flag stand. Zeigler tried a slidejob attempt in turns 1 and 2, only for Weiss to pull back ahead on the bottom of the backstretch.

But this allowed Zeigler to hit the high line in turn's 3 and 4. With Weiss rolling through the middle, Zeigler pulled ahead exiting turn 4 for good to take the lead for what would ultimately be the winning pass.

Zeigler would go on to take the checkered flag by 1.429 seconds for his second overall River Valley Builders Super Late Model triumph of 2019 at the Juniata County oval over Weiss, Sheppard, Shane Clanton and Rick Eckert

Gregg Satterlee, Chase Junghans, Dennis Erb Jr., Jason Covert and Darrell Lanigan rounded out the top 10.

"I knew he would have to be really good to get me and I knew if I just hit my marks we’d get him back," said Zeigler. "I was too good on the top and I wasn't about to let this one get away from us."

For Weiss, he was happy to continue what has been an excellent season, but was  ultimately disappointed that he didn't get his elusive first win.

"I thought if I got out front I could run the top, but I just wasn't very good up there," said Weiss. "He was able to run us back down and ultimately he was just the better car tonight."

Late Model Results- 1.Mason Zeigler 2.Ricky Weiss 3.Brandon Sheppard 4.Shane Clanton 5.Rick Eckert 6.Gregg Satterlee 7.Chase Junghans 8.Dennis Erb Jr. 9.Jason Covert 10.Darrell Lanigan 11.Brian Birkhofer 12.Dylan Yoder 13.Cade Dillard 14.Alex Ferree 15.Ross Robinson 16.Jeff Rine 17.Brent Larson 18.Bryan Bernheisel 19. Boom Briggs 20.Trevor Feathers 21.Austin Hubbard 22.Blake Spencer 23.Andy Haus 24.Mike Lupfer



Sprint Cars

Logan Wagner led all 25-laps to capture his 5th overall Weikert's Livestock410 Sprint Car victory of 2019 at the Port Royal Speedway.

"I'm soo thankful to be with a team like this and have people who support me and make all this happen." said Wagner. "The car was excellent as it has been all year and I'm just happy to be in this position."

As a result of earning the most points after dual 6-lap heats, Wagner started on the pole with Dustin Baney on the outside front row. Wagner quickly jumped out the early lead over fourth starting AJ Flick and fifth starting Ryan Taylor.

The races only caution would fly on lap 4 as Tyler Bear got sideways in turn 3 and collected TJ Stutts as well. Both cars would be able to re-join the field.

When green flag racing resumed, it was Wagner again jumping out to a sizeable lead. Taylor, using the bottom of turn's 1 and 2 to slide past Flick, set his sights on Wagner as he moved into the second spot.

Wagner would enter lap traffic on lap 10. Before that, Wagner had been trying multiple lines of the speedway, with Taylor catching him and getting to his tail tank on several laps. With a .347 lead at the halfway mark, Wagner knew it was time to make his move.

"I was moving around trying to see where the car was working," said Wagner. "Once I saw Ryan show his nose, I knew it was time to go. I went back up top and just tried to hold on."

With Flick, Dylan Cisney and Jared Esh putting on an exciting battle for the third position behind them, Wagner began to stretch his lead again over the final laps. Ultimately, he would cross the checkered flag by a margin of 1.434 second lead over Taylor, Flick, Esh and Cisney.

 Danny Varin, Tyler Reeser, Dan Shetler, Kyle Smith and Stutts completed the top 10.

"I just can’t say enough about this team and my crew," said Wagner, who expanded his series points lead to 400 points. "Even when we are not at our best, I feel like we can win races. Tonight showed that and we earned this one."

For Taylor, he was looking for his first win since the beginning of the season but was happy with the improvement his team continues to show.

"We found some stuff during the Dream Race and we been working at duplicating that and just being more consistent," said Taylor. "We held our own with Logan and not too many people have been able to do that with them this year. I just got to get better in lap traffic if I want to complete the deal. But I'm happy."

Sprint Car Results- 1. Logan Wagner 2. Ryan Taylor 3.AJ Flick 4.Jared Esh 5.Dylan Cisney 6.Danny Varin 7.Tyler Reeser 8.Dan Shetler 9.Kyle Smith 10.TJ Stutts 11.Mike Wagner 12.Rick Lafferty 13.Dustin Baney 14.Jeff Miller 15.Tyler Walton 16.Nicole Bower 17. Trenton Sheaffer 18.Cory Thornton 19. Tyler Bear 20. Ryan Linder 21.Vince Snyder

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Aaron Reutzel scores seventh All Star victory of 2019 with wire-to-wire performance at Plymouth

PLYMOUTH, Ind. (August 18, 2019) - After a frustrating outing one night prior that ultimately resulted in a ‘DNF’ finish, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel redeemed himself completely during his Saturday night stay at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, and secured his seventh Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2019 season; his first since Utica-Rome Speedway in mid-July.

A convincing victory to say the least, Reutzel led every lap of the 30-lap program at the Plymouth short track, utilizing patience to maneuver through periods of heavy lapped traffic all while holding off a fast closing Brock Zearfoss, as well as an eighth starting Greg Wilson. The $5,000 triumph also allowed Reutzel to chop into Dale Blaney’s championship points lead, cutting the advantage down to ten markers. Blaney entered the evening with a 26-point advantage, all of which built from Reutzel’s ‘DNF’ result at I-96 Speedway.

“Top, bottom, middle; we were comfortable all over tonight. That’s something we have been working really hard on,” Aaron Reutzel said in Plymouth Speedway victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Dissolvalloy/No. 87 sprint car. “It was one hell of a team effort tonight. I’m just thankful that my group of guys have stuck behind me.”

Although the Texan was able to control every circuit of the 30-lap main event, Reutzel was never completely on his own. In fact, a blanket could have been thrown over the top four during the midpoint of the main event, a pattern that continued for nearly five circuits. Reutzel eventually escaped into traffic, but Zearfoss, who drove into second from fourth with a bold move through turns one and two on lap nine, remained persistent.

The final four circuits saw the battle between Reutzel and Zearfoss intensify yet again. With slower cars bunching up two and three wide ahead of the leader, Reutzel was forced to check up which allowed Zearfoss to close the gap to a car length by the two-to-go signal.

Solidifying his place on top of the podium, Reutzel perfected a slider through turns one and two to place a slower car between himself and Zearfoss on the final lap. The move worked, allowing Reutzel to cruise home ahead of Zearfoss, Greg Wilson, Gerard McIntryre, and Justin Peck.

“I felt like I was ok through the first set of lapped cars, then I got to a group that I absolutely did not want to have to lap. I was actually praying for a caution so I didn’t have to work around them,” Aaron Reutzel continued. “I was a little timid in traffic tonight, for sure. I didn’t want to get knocked out.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2019 campaign with a four-pack in the Keystone State; four events in four days across much of Posse Country. The four-day invasion of Central Pennsylvania will ignite on Thursday evening, August 22, at the always-racey Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania. Action will move to the historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, August 23, followed by a visit to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown on Saturday, August 24. The weekend will conclude on Sunday, August 25, at BAPS Motor Speedway near York Haven.

The events at Grandview Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway will each award $5,000 top prizes. The format at Williams Grove Speedway will feature twin main events, each awarding $4,000 paydays.

In addition, MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be on hand to capture action from Grandview, Williams Grove and Lincoln. All three programs will be broadcast via tape-delay on October 13, October 20 and October 27, respectively.

Contingency Awards/Results: Plymouth Speedway - August 17, 2019:
Entries: 26
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 12.375 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.233 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Buddy Kofoid
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Justin Peck
JE Pistons Dash presented by Fatheadz Eyewear: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Chad Boespflug
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Tony Stewart (+6)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Michael Summers
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11-Dale Blaney, 12.427; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.546; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.664; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.791; 5. 21-Brinton Marvel, 12.802; 6. 16c-Gregg Dalman, 13.082; 7. 97-Max Stambaugh, 13.288; 8. 14S-Garrett Saunders, 13.294; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.472

Group (B)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.490; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.510; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.751; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.777; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.933; 6. 98-Chad Boespflug, 12.941; 7. 4-Danny Smith, 13.354; 8. 18-Josh Shantz, 13.519; 9. iO7-Mark Coldren, 14.052

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.233; 2. 70X-Justin Peck, 12.387; 3. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.732; 4. 71m-Paul May, 12.828; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer, 12.854; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser, 13.256; 7. 71E-Tyler Esh, 13.570; 8. 18S-Micheal Summers, 13.753

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 5. 21-Brinton Marvel [5]; 6. 97-Max Stambaugh [7]; 7. 16C-Gregg Dalman [6]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 9. 14S-Garrett Saunders [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 5. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 6. 4-Danny Smith [7]; 7. 98-Chad Boespflug [6]; 8. 18-Josh Shantz [8]; 9. IO7-Mark Coldren [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 70X-Justin Peck [3]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 71M-Paul May [1]; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer [5]; 6. 71E-Tyler Esh [7]; 7. 18S-Micheal Summers [8]; 8. 4K-Kody Kinser [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 70X-Justin Peck [7]; 7. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [6]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8]

B-Main (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 98-Chad Boespflug [1]; 2. 16C-Gregg Dalman [2]; 3. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 4. 14S-Garrett Saunders [7]; 5. IO7-Mark Coldren [8]; 6. 18-Josh Shantz [6]; 7. 18S-Micheal Summers [3]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [6]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [12]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 8. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [10]; 10. 26-Cory Eliason [9]; 11. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [7]; 12. 71M-Paul May [11]; 13. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 14. 97-Max Stambaugh [16]; 15. 49-Shawn Dancer [15]; 16. 4-Danny Smith [17]; 17. 98-Chad Boespflug [19]; 18. 21-Brinton Marvel [14]; 19. 16C-Gregg Dalman [20]; 20. 40-George Hobaugh [21]; 21. 71E-Tyler Esh [18]; 22. 14S-Garrett Saunders [22]; 23. 18-Josh Shantz [24]; 24. IO7-Mark Coldren [23] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 8/17/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 3336
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3326
3. Cory Eliason - 3284
4. Paul McMahan - 3206
5. Brock Zearfoss - 3140
6. Greg Wilson - 3106
7. Gerard McIntyre - 3014
8. Skylar Gee - 2934
9. George Hobaugh - 2572
10. Tony Stewart - 1928

DANNY DIETRICH WINS VALLEY SUPPLY 30; Chad Criswell Impresses in 358 Victory; Billy Brian Jr. and Tony Jackson Score Wingless Super Sportsman Wins

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, August 24 (7:30pm) All-Star Circuit of Champions | 410 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Saturday, August 31 (7:30pm) Bob Leiby Memorial | 410 Sprints* + 358 Sprints + Extreme Stocks + FIREWORKS (*Final points race for 410 Sprints)

Saturday, September 14 (7:30pm) 358 Sprint Summer Series | 358 Sprints* + Super Late Models + Extreme Stocks | EMMR Night | ARCH Night (*Final points race for 358 Sprints) *Final points race for 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (August 17, 2019) – Brian Montieth went into the night atop the point standings for the season championship. The format of the Valley Supply 30 consisted of two six-lap dashes. The first dash set the first six starting spots for the 30-lap feature. Montieth won the first dash setting him up to start on the pole of the main event.

The second dash finish lined up starting spots seven through twelve with Danny Dietrich earning the seventh starting spot with his win.

After swapping the points lead the previous two weeks, Montieth shared the front row with Alan Krimes. With Chad Trout lining up on the inside of row 2, the top three in points starting in the top three starting spots.

Krimes got the advantage coming out of turn 2 running the high side to lead the first lap.

The yellow flag flew on lap 1 for Robbie Kendall and Adam Wilt who were both facing the wrong way in turns 1 and 2. Both drivers rejoined the field as Krimes led Montieth, Brandon Rahmer, Trout and Ryan Smith to the cone for the early race restart.

Krimes held the lead on the restart with Smith getting past Trout for fourth.

The caution came out again on lap 3 for Brett Michalski who was off the pace in turns 1 and 2. Michalski rejoined the field.

Krimes held the lead again on the restart. Freddie Rahmer was on the move, running sixth by lap 4.

The leaders were all running the top line around the track except Trout who found something on the bottom.

Smith followed and moved to the bottom in turns 1 and 2 to try and catch Brandon Rahmer for third.

As Krimes caught the tail end of the field on lap 12 Montieth closed the gap between the two.

Krimes and Montieth raced wheel to wheel to the flag stand on lap 14 with Montieth taking the lead.

Smith got around Brandon Rahmer for third on lap 15.

Dietrich made the pass for fifth on lap 16 and started to work his way to the front of the field.

As Montieth and Krimes struggled to get through lapped traffic the battle behind them intensified.

Dietrich moved into second with 10 laps to go and challenged Montieth for the lead.

On lap 21 Dietrich got under Montieth going into turn 1 for the lead.

As Dietrich took the lead the Rahmer brothers battled for seventh.

Krimes ran wheel to wheel again with Montieth on lap 24 and took second.

Freddie fell back to ninth with Kyle Moody up to sixth.

Krimes gave it everything to try and get back to the front of the field but it wasn’t enough to get by Dietrich.

Dietrich beat Krimes to the checkered flag by .669 seconds. Montieth crossed the line third. Smith finished fourth and Trout completed the top five.

Heat winners were Brian Montieth, Brandon Rahmer and Alan Krimes. Billy Dietrich won the B-main. Montieth and Danny Dietrich won the dashes.

Chad Criswell Impresses in 358 Victory

Dave Brown and Chad Criswell made up row 1 for the 20-lap feature with Dwight Leppo and Chris Frank lined up in row 2 behind them.

Criswell had the advantage going into turn 1 after the green flag dropped but Brown stayed wheel to wheel with him down the back stretch. Criswell led lap 1 over Brown with a .014 second advantage.

After the drag race to the flag stand the yellow flag came out out lap 1 for Dylan Orwig who got turned around in turn 1.

Criswell held the lead on the restart with Brown, Jeff Rohrbaugh, Todd Rittenhouse Jr. and Chris Frank lined up behind him.

Lap 10 saw Criswell catch the tail end of the field. As Criswell worked on lapped cars, Rohrbaugh closed the gap on Brown. Rohrbaugh was better in the corners and Brown had an edge on the straightaways.

The top three pulled away from field with five laps to go.

Rohrbaugh made a move on lap 16 going into turn 3 to take second from Brown.

It didn’t take Rohrbaugh long to catch Criswell. Criswell held off the all-time feature winner Rohrbaugh for his second 358 win at the track. Brown held onto third. Rittenhouse Jr. finished fourth and Frank crossed the line fifth.

Todd Rittenhouse Jr., Doug Hammaker and Jeff Rohrbaugh won the heat races.

Billy Brian Jr. and Tony Jackson Score Wingless Super Sportsman Wins

Kevin Gutshall sat on the pole of the 20-lap feature with Tony Jackson lined up second.

Jackson took the lead going into turn 1 with Jackson settling into second and Ryan Wilson into third.

Billy Brian Jr. got by Wilson going into turn 1 on the second lap for third and started to chase down Gutshall for second.

Craig Perigo got up to fourth on lap 3 as Jackson pulled away from the field.

Jackson caught the tail end of the field at the halfway point of the race.

Brian was closing in on the leader as Jackson worked through lapped traffic. Brian had the lead down to .312 seconds with five laps to go.

Perigo got around Gutshall to take third on lap 14.

Brian made on last effort to get by Jackson for the lead, but Jackson held on to add his name to the Lincoln record books with his first win at the speedway. Brian finished second and Perigo crossed the line third. Gutshall held on to finish fourth and Steve Wilbur completed the top five.



The first event of the night was the wingless super sportsman make-up feature from June 1.

Billy Brian Jr. started on the pole with Joey Biasi on his outside. Biasi had been quickest in warmups and posed a threat to the veteran pole-sitter.

Brian led the field into turn 1 but Biasi got a nose under him as they drove into turn 3.

Brian beat him to the flag stand by a nose when the red flag came out for Ryan Rutz and Gary Johnston in turn 4.

The field lined up for a complete restart.

The red flag flew again on the second attempt to start the 20-lap make-up feature. This time it was for Chris Henry, Tom Savage, Eric Jennings and Chad Masonheimer in turn 4.

The third time is the charm. Brian got out to the lead again with Biasi, Ryan Wilson, Steve Wilbur and Kevin Gutshall falling in line behind him.

Wilbur got under Wilson coming out of turn 2 on the second lap for third.

Eric Walker was running sixth by lap 3 after starting thirteenth.

Brian entered lapped traffic on lap 7.

By lap 10 Carmen Perigo was up to fifth from twenty-second starting spot.

Brian’s lead over Biasi was 3.8 seconds with 5 laps to go as Perigo moved up to fourth.

Brian held on to win and in doing so, set a new track record for the sportsman series. Brian’s 20-lap time of 5:52.540 bested Bobby Weaver’s record set in 2006 in a winged super sportsman. Biasi crossed the line second and Wilbur finished third. Perigo finished an impressive fourth and Ryan Wilson completed the top five.



This Saturday, August 24, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with the All-Star Circuit of Champions and the 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.



RACE RESULTS

Saturday, August 17, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature Finish (30 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,500); 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 72-Ryan Smith; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 99-Kyle Moody; 7. 75-Chase Dietz; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 10. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 11. 39-Cory Haas; 12. 59-Jim Siegel; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri; 14. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 15. 8-Billy Dietrich; 16. 15-Adam Wilt; 17. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 18. 23-Chris Arnold; 19. 73B-Brett Michalski; 20. 91-Anthony Fiore; 21. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 22. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 23. 27G-Jay Galloway (DNF); 24. 90-Jordan Givler (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Alan Krimes (1-13), Brian Montieth (14-21), Danny Dietrich (22-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 23-Chris Arnold; 9. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 10. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 91-Tony Fiore; 7. 11P-Greg Plank; 8. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 9. 19M-Landon Myers (DNF); 10. 39-Cory Haas (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 75-Chase Dietz; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 73-Brett Michalski; 7. 90-Jordan Givler; 8. 27-Jay Galloway; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher; 10. 17-Cole Young

410 Sprint Dash One Finish (6 laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 72-Ryan Smith; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman

410 Sprint Dash Two Finish (6 laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 75-Chase Dietz; 6. 15-Adam Wilt

410 Sprint Consi Finish (10 laps) – 1. 8- Billy Dietrich; 2. 39-Cory Haas; 3. 23-Chris Arnold; 4. 90-Jordan Givler; 5. 7-Trey Hivner; 6. 27G-Jay Galloway; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 97-Brie Hershey; 9. 11P-Greg Plank; 10. 17-Cole Young (DNF)



Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 6M-Chad Criswell ($1,100); 2. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 44B-Dave Brown; 4. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 5. 00-Chris Frank; 6. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 7. 4-Dwight Leppo; 8. 44-Dylan Norris; 9. 41B-Tyler Ross; 10. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 11. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 12. 99-Zachary Cool; 13. 28-Matt Findley; 14. 77-David Holbrook; 15. 38-Brett Strickler; 16. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 17. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 18. 32-Gregg Foster; 19. 50-Alyson Dietz; 20. 5A-Zach Allman; 21. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 22. 38X-Mark Strickler; 23. 23-Chris Arnold (DNF); 24. 1J-Kevin Nouse (DNF); 25. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF)

Lap Leader – Chad Criswell (1-20)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 18-Todd Rittenhouse Jr.; 2. 44B-Dave Brown; 3. 00-Chris Frank; 4. 41B-Tyler Ross; 5. 77-David Holbrook; 6. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 7. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 8. 32-Gregg Foster; 9. 5A-Zach Allman

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 2. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 3. 4-Dwight Leppo; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 38-Brett Strickler; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 38X-Mark Strickler

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 6M-Chad Criswell; 3. 44N-Dylan Norris; 4. 99-Zachary Cool; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 50-Alyson Dietz; 7. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 8. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNS)

Wingless Super Sportsman:

Wingless Super Sportsman June 1 Make-up Feature Finish (20 laps) - 1. 16-Billy Brian Jr.; 2. B1-Joey Biasi; 3. 59-Steve Wilbur; 4. 93-Carmen Perigo; 5. 47T-Ryan Wilson; 6. 17J-Tony Jackson; 7. 63-Kevin Gutshall; 8. 88W-Eric Walker; 9. 38DD-Luke Lenker; 10. 1A-Craig Perigo; 11. 2-Austin Lorah; 12. 64-Levi Peck; 13. 14B-Rohan Beasley; 14. 14-Eric Jennings; 15. 8-Larry Drake; 16. 7-Bob Gutshall; 17. 2J-Jason Failor; 18. 83-Chad Masonheimer; 19. 32-Gene Epply; 20. 41-Chris Henry; 21. 18-Dave Conrad (DNF); 22. 38S-Tom Savage (DNF); 23. 16R-Ryan Rutz (DNF); 24. 15-Gary Johnston (DNF)

Wingless Super Sportsman Make-up Feature Finish (20 laps) - 1. 17J-Tony Jackson ($1,000); 2. 16-Billy Brian Jr.; 3. 1A-Craig Perigo; 4. 63-Kevin Gutshall; 5. 59-Steve Wilbur; 6. 93-Carmen Perigo; 7. 2J-Jason Failor; 8. 47T-Ryan Wilson; 9. 14-Eric Jennings; 10. 88W-Eric Walker; 11. 7-Steve Drevicki; 12. B1-Joey Biasi; 13. 64-Levi Peck; 14. 8-Larry Drake; 15. 14B-Rohan Beasley; 16. 38DD-Luke Lenker; 17. 15-Gary Johnston; 18. 32-Gene Epply; 19. 00-Ken Nealis; 20. 83-Chad Masonheimer; 21. 18-Dave Conrad (DNF); 22. 2-Austin Lorah (DNF); 23. 41-Ryan Rutz (DNS); 24. 38S-Tom Savage (DNS)

Lap Leaders: Tony Jackson (1-20)

Wingless Super Sportsman Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 1A-Craig Perigo; 2. 64-Levi Peck; 3. 47T-Ryan Wilson; 4. 2J-Jason Failor; 5. 14B-Rohan Beasley; 6. 2-Austin Lorah; 7. 15-Gary Johnston; 8. 8-Larry Drake

Wingless Super Sportsman Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 93-Carmen Perigo Jr.; 2. 14-Eric Jennings; 3. 63-Kevin Gutshall; 4. 17-Tony Jackson; 5. B1-Joey Biasi; 6. 32-Gene Epply; 7. 83-Chad Masonheimer; 8. 41-Ryan Rutz (DNF)

Wingless Super Sportsman Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 59-Steve Wilbur; 2. 16-Billy Brian Jr.; 3. 38DD-Luke Lenker; 4. 88W-Eric Walker; 5. 7-Steve Drevicki; 6. 18-Dave Conrad; 7. 00-Ken Neilis; 8. 38S-Tom Savage (DNS)

SMITH STORMS TO FIRST SELINSGROVE SPRINT CAR WIN OF SEASON; MILLER TAKES FIRST LIMITED LATE MODEL VICTORY; MOSER SCORES THIRD STRAIGHT PRO STOCK WIN; MITCH WINS THRILLING ROADRUNNER 20 CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Mark Smith of Sunbury returned from the NASCAR Truck Series wars to win his first Selinsgrove Speedway sprint car race of the season Saturday night.

The $2,000 win in the 25-lap feature was Smith’s 27th career in 358-360 sprint car racing at the speedway behind the wheel of the Mach 1 Chassis No. 1M.

Troy Miller of Tower City won his first career limited late model race at Selinsgrove in the division’s 20-lap main event after winning 21 pro stock events and one super late model race at the track in the past.

Brandon Moser of Middleburg scored his third straight and sixth of the year in the 12-lap pro stock race, while Brad Mitch of McClure won his second career Roadrunner 20 after a spirited three car battle.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present Foss Jewelers Championship Night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, featuring the final points races of the season for the 360 sprint cars, super late models in the Grit House Route 35 Challenge Series, pro stocks, and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Colby Womer and Mark Smith blasted to the front of the sprint car feature with Smith nosing in front for the lead.  The pair was followed by Mike Walter, Jason Shultz, and Derek Locke.

Smith, who just a few weeks ago competed in the nationally televised NASCAR Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway in Ohio, soon opened a huge lead.

Derek Locke, who has been fast all season, showed some speed and drove to the third spot and immediately challenged Womer for the runner up spot.

Smith went on to wire the field and win the 25-lap grind by three quarters of a lap over Womer, Locke, Kyle Reinhardt and Walter.

“This is an all new car,” Smith said.  “We just finished up this afternoon. That’s why we got here late. It’s next year’s car, so we are going to park it and go back to the old car.”

Sprint car heats were won by Smith and Shultz.

Troy Miller shot to the lead in the limited late model race followed by his son Shaun, Jared Fulkroad, Tim Krape, and Tommy Slanker.

By the halfway mark, T. Miller, who had previously won four pro stock track championships, had built a comfortable lead over S. Miller.

T. Miller ran the rest of the distance unchallenged followed by S. Miller, Fulkroad, Slanker, and Mike Smith.

“The kid said, ‘you can’t run as good as you’ve been and not win one,’” Miller said referring to his son who won the last time the limited late models raced at Selinsgrove.  “I knew Shaun was behind me, I could see it on the scoreboard but I didn’t know how close he was so I kept going.”

Limited late model heats went to T. Miller and Smith.

Brandon Moser rocketed to the front of the pro stock feature followed by Kyle Bachman, Corey Long, Shaun Lawton, and John Schoch.

Kruz Kepner slammed the third turn fence bringing out a lap two caution.

Moser ran to the finish winning his third in a row and sixth overall over Bachman, Long, Lawton, and Schoch.

Moser won the pro stock heat.

Keith Bissinger grabbed the early roadrunner lead followed by Will Brunson, Brad Mitch, Curtis Lawton, and Terry Kramer.

Bissinger was able to maintain a slight lead as Brunson and Mitch battled side by side for second.  With Bissinger running high, Brunson ducked underneath coming off the fourth turn on lap six for the lead. The caution flag flew on the following lap for Jim Collier.

Lap nine saw Brunson drift high in the second turn.  Bissinger and Mitch got by him but in the third turn Brunson ducked under the pair to regain the lead.

On a restart on the following lap Brunson and Bissinger traded slide jobs.  Brunson maintained the lead while Mitch took over second from Bissinger.

Lap 12 saw another yellow as Lawton slowed on the track. 

Brunson and Mitch had the fans on the edge of their seats racing side by side and exchanging slide jobs with Bissinger right behind.  Lap 17 was disastrous for Brunson who lost a wheel and handed the lead to Mitch. 

Brunson’s crew work feverishly and replaced the wheel returning Brunson to the race.

Mitch led the final three laps for the win over Bissinger, Dustin Snook, Bob Bussey, and Terry Kramer.

Snook and Mitch were victorious in the roadrunner heats.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 17 August 2019
360 Sprints – 14 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) M1 Mark Smith  2) 19 Colby Womer  3) 77 Derek Locke  4) 1W Kyle Reinhardt  5) 33 Michael Walter  6) 66 Ryan Kissinger  7) 47 Adam Carberry  8) 29 Jason Shultz  9) 76 Mallie Shuster  10) 1 Jake Hummel  11) 20 Jim Shuster  12) 07 Curt Stroup  13) 17 Jason Wagner  14) 99 Cody Keller
Heat Winners:  Mark Smith, Jason Shultz
Limited Late Models – 15 Entries
20-Lap A-Main:  1) 115 Troy Miller  2) 115S Shaun Miller  3) 12K Jared Fulkroad  4) 40 Tommy Slanker  5) 57 Mike Smith  6) 28Z Ryan Zook  7) 93 Steve Todorow  8) 2 Dan Zechman  9) 00 Harold Ranck Jr.  10) 14 Bill Conrad  11) 19 Drew Weisser  12) 25 Tim Krape  13) 68 Kevin Probst  14) GR1 Jim Yoder  15) 33 Trent Brenneman
Heat Winners:  Troy Miller, Mike Smith
Pro Stocks – 7 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 8M Brandon Moser  2) 99 Kyle Bachman  3) 00 Cory Long  4) 92 Shaun Lawton  5) 89 John Schoch  6) 69 Noah Kissinger  7) 1H Kruz Kepner
Heat Winner:  Brandon Moser
Roadrunners – 17 Entries
20-Lap A-Main:  1) 10M Brad Mitch  2) 11 Keith Bissinger 3) 15 Dustin Snook  4) 76 Bob Bussey  5) 992 Terry Kramer  6) 1 Smith Cope  7) 2B Brian Mabus  8) 28 Miranda Minium  9) 8 Will Brunson  10) 3 Tom Brunson  11) 60 Jimmy Kessler  12) 12 Tom Underwood  13) 7J Jake Jones  14) 33 Curtis Lawton  15) 14 Cory Lindermuth  16) 44 Jim Collier  17) 77 Scott Dunham 
Heat Winners:  Dustin Snook, Brad Mitch

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Cory Eliason gets by Dale Blaney to score All Star victory at I-96 Speedway

LAKE ODESSA, Mich (August 17, 2019) - Utilizing finesse, patience, and other's misfortune, Visalia, California's Cory Eliason earned his second Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2019 season on Friday night at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. The $5,000 triumph, his first since scoring a monster payday at Virginia Motor Speedway at the beginning of the points schedule, was accomplished from the outside of row three, eventually taking command on lap 19 and holding off a championship contending Dale Blaney, as well as Premier Motorsports' Justin Peck, at the end of 30 circuits.

"We just kept getting better and better as the feature went on," Cory Eliason expressed, driver of the Rudeen Racing No. 26 entry. "Things went our way tonight and we were able to capitalize. It feels great to be standing out here."

Starting from the outside-pole position, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel earned the early jump, blasting off to a near-straightaway lead with just three circuits knocked off the scoreboard. A caution on lap four slowed the pace early, and although the initial caution left little effect on the running order, it was the caution on lap eight that left the front-runners in a tangle.

As race leader Aaron Reutzel was attempting to check-up for spinning car at the exit of turn two, Gio Scelzi, who was battling in the second position, made contact with Reutzel’s rear bumper sending the California-native out over the edge of turn two and ultimately upside-down. As a result, Aaron Reutzel was forced to go to the work area; both drivers would not return.

With Reutzel and Gio Scelzi out of the picture, it was Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney who inherited the top spot, now with Eliason and Skylar Gee in tow.

Traffic eventually found its way into the picture by lap 14 creating a sudden roadblock for Blaney. As traffic intensified, so did Eliason’s pressure on the leader. By lap 17, Blaney’s advantage was scraped down to a car length, stuck behind slower cars with Eliason continuing to breath down his neck. The following circuit, Eliason made a big bid for the lead, nearly getting under Blaney as the duo battled off of turn four to complete lap 18. It only took Eliason one more lap to turn his near-takeover attempt into an official lead change, recreating his dive through turns three and four to successfully drive by the six-time All Star champion.

From that point forward, it was all Eliason at the front of the field, leading the final 12 circuits to score his second victory of the 2019 season. A caution with four laps remaining gave Eliason a stir, but Blaney and Justin Peck, who slipped into a podium spot from 11th just beyond halfway, was no match for the Rudeen Racing entry.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their march through Michigan and Indiana with a one night stand at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, on Saturday, August 17. Like their trek to Michigan one night prior, the trip to the Hoosier State will be a first and only for the traveling All Stars in 2019.

Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 17. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:30 p.m., sharp. Those wanting to learn more should visit Plymouth Speedway online at www.plymouthspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: I-96 Speedway - August 16, 2019:
Entries: 29
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 13.306 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 13.202 seconds *NTR
Ford Performance Heat #1: Lee Jacobs
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Skylar Gee
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Gio Scelzi
JE Pistons Dash presented by Fatheadz Eyewear: Dale Blaney
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Tony Stewart
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Cory Eliason
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dan McCarron (+12)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Cory Eliason (19-30)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: George Hobaugh
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11-Dale Blaney, 13.316; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.328; 3. 71p-Parker Price-Miller, 13.440; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.569; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.712; 6. 4-Danny Smith, 13.716; 7. 16c-Gregg Dalman, 13.775; 8. iO7-Mark Coldren, 13.781; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.817; 10. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.859

Group (B)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.316; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.317; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.532; 4. 85-Dustin Daggett, 13.541; 5. 70X-Justin Peck, 13.557; 6. 97-Max Stambaugh, 13.733; 7. 27K-Brad Lamberson, 13.752; 8. 11R-Chase Ridenour, 13.757; 9. 4L-Ryan Ruhl, 13.786; 10. 71E-Tyler Esh, 14.170

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.202; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi, 13.233; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.515; 4. 71m-Paul May, 13.631; 5. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.802; 6. 21-Brinton Marvel, 13.878; 7. 18J-RJ Jacobs, 14.158; 8. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.183; 9. 14W-Chad Wilson, 14.373

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. 4-Danny Smith [6]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [10]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 9. 16C-Gregg Dalman [7]; 10. IO7-Mark Coldren [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 2. 85-Dustin Daggett [1]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 70X-Justin Peck [5]; 5. 11R-Chase Ridenour [8]; 6. 97-Max Stambaugh [6]; 7. 4L-Ryan Ruhl [9]; 8. 27K-Brad Lamberson [7]; 9. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 10. 71E-Tyler Esh [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 71M-Paul May [1]; 5. 21-Brinton Marvel [6]; 6. 18J-RJ Jacobs [7]; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde [5]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [8]; 9. 14W-Chad Wilson [9]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 4. 71-Gio Scelzi [6]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [7]; 7. 85-Dustin Daggett [5]; 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]

B-Main (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 27K-Brad Lamberson [2]; 3. 4L-Ryan Ruhl [3]; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron [6]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde [4]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 8. 16C-Gregg Dalman [8]; 9. IO7-Mark Coldren [10]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 3. 70X-Justin Peck [11]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [9]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 6. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [10]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [13]; 8. 85-Dustin Daggett [7]; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 10. 21-Brinton Marvel [15]; 11. O7-Gerard McIntyre [22]; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron [24]; 13. 27K-Brad Lamberson [20]; 14. 18J-RJ Jacobs [18]; 15. 11R-Chase Ridenour [14]; 16. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 17. 2L-Landon Lalonde [23]; 18. 14-Tony Stewart [19]; 19. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 20. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 21. 97-Max Stambaugh [17]; 22. 4L-Ryan Ruhl [21]; 23. 4-Danny Smith [16]; 24. 71M-Paul May [12] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-7), Dale Blaney (8-18), Cory Eliason (19-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 8/16/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 3202
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3176
3. Cory Eliason - 3154
4. Paul McMahan - 3070
5. Brock Zearfoss - 2994
6. Greg Wilson - 2962
7. Gerard McIntyre - 2872
8. Skylar Gee - 2802
9. George Hobaugh - 2462
10. Tony Stewart - 1790

BACK TO BUSINESS: Schatz claims championship advantage with River Cities victory North Dakota’s Donny Schatz wins in home state, takes points lead

Josie McIntyre Photo
GRAND FORKS, ND – Aug. 16 – Unreal. That’s how North Dakota-native Donny Schatz described his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series home state win Friday night at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D.

“It feels good,” said Schatz with a heavy exhale of air.

Unreal traditionally has one meaning. For the 10-time Series champion it had many.

He claimed first home state win of the year with the World of Outlaws – eighth of the season and 291st overall. He swept the night winning in his Sprint Car and NLRA Late Model. And he reclaimed the points lead over Brad Sweet – now leading the Kasey Kahne Racing driver by 24 points.

The word could also define his path to the victory.

Schatz’s second-place finish in his Drydene Heat race put him into the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, which didn’t go as planned. He started fifth and finished in sixth-place – last.

He and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team tried something different for the Dash, he said. It didn’t work. They tried something else for the Feature, and it did.

Once the Feature went green, polesitter David Gravel, coming off his recent Knoxville Nationals victory, shot to the lead over second-place Brad Sweet. Schatz immediately went to fifth on the first lap.

Before the leaders could make their way around turn three the red flag was thrown and the race went into an Open Red. Nick Omdahl hit the wall coming off turn four, which bounced his car inches off the ground, and with help from another car, put his front end into the fence near the flag stand. It took 26 minutes to get his car untangled from the fence and repair the spot he hit.

Once the race went back green, Gravel again bolted to the lead. Schatz lost fifth-place to Sheldon Haudenschild and Mark Dobmeier looked underneath him in turn three to take sixth. But with a power move around the high side Schatz made a three-wide pass around Haudenschild and Dobmeier to reclaim fifth-place.

Gravel’s quick pace around the 3/10-mile track put him in lap traffic by Lap six. Behind him, Sweet and Logan Schuchart – who won at River Cities Speedway in June – battled for second. The two traded slide jobs, arguing over who would be second. Sweet lost the fight coming off turn two, hitting the cushion, bicycling, and allowing Schuchart to charge by.

Schatz also took advantage of Sweet’s fumble. Continuing to make ground on the high side, Schatz rocketed his Toco Warranty No. 15 around Daryn Pittman for fourth-place and then Sweet for third in turns three and four. Sweet didn't let him get away, though.

On the exit of the next corner, Schatz and a lapped car almost collided, drastically slowing his pace and allowing Sweet to move back to third. While the top two in points tried to navigate lapped traffic, Haudenschild maneuvered around the slower cars like he placed them there to begin with. The Stenhouse Jr.-Marshall Racing driver raced his way by Schatz and Sweet in one turn on Lap 12.

After bicycling off the cushion on the exit of turn two a few more times, Schatz eventually made his way back by Sweet for fourth-place.

Then, the second Open Red of the night on Lap 16. Contact with another car launched Brendan Mullen’s car off turn two and onto the top of the fence outside the turn. With Mullen OK and the car secure where it was – several feet away from the track – the race resumed.

When it did, Schatz made his “unreal” move. He went from fourth-place to second on the exit of the first corner, throttling around the top groove. He continued his power lust run down the back stretch, closing in on Gravel and diving underneath him in turn three, not knowing if the move would stick.

Once his right foot eased back on the throttle the answer quickly became “yes.” The traction was there. He went side by side with Gravel through turn four and drag raced him down the front stretch.

The reigning champion had the better grip, though. He outpowered the Jason Johnson Racing car to the flag stand and took the lead on Lap 17.

“I knew I was in a little bit of trouble with that red, but they said I had a decent lead,” Gravel said. “We tried to make the car a little bit better. You give Donny Schatz and his team two Open Reds to make their car better… he’s been dominating here for a long time. Obviously, his car wasn’t great earlier, and they made it a lot better. For us, we were in a position that we shouldn’t change too much because we’re in the lead. That’s the way it goes.”

However, Schatz said he and his team didn’t make any adjustments. He found his rhythm and ran a blistering pace for the remaining 23 laps. He weaved through traffic with ease, pulled away to a six second lead and lapped up to ninth-place – including Sweet, who finished 13th.

“Unreal,” said Schatz, after claiming his ninth win in the last 11 races at the speedway. “We had a plan from the word go to be good at the end. The track kind of came around to us. Not bad for a North Dakota boy and a South Dakota boy (Schatz’s crew chief Steve Swenson). I think that was an ass whooping there.”

UP NEXT:

While Schatz dominated in Grand Forks, N.D., he has his eye on the Series’ next race on Saturday, Aug. 17, in his hometown of Fargo, N.D. at Red River Valley Speedway. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can catch all of the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com.

RESULTS:

NOS Energy Drink Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$10,000]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$3,200]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [10][$2,800]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [12][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$2,300]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [4][$2,200]; 8. 5-Shane Stewart [11][$2,100]; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [18][$2,050]; 10. 13-Mark Dobmeier [7][$2,000]; 11. 7S-Tim Kaeding [8][$1,500]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [15][$1,200]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19][$1,050]; 15. 2M-Kerry Madsen [14][$1,000]; 16. 7-Jason Sides [9][$900]; 17. 8H-Jade Hastings [13][$800]; 18. 9N-Wade Nygaard [20][$800]; 19. 11M-Brendan Mullen [16][$800]; 20. 27-Chris Ranten [23][$800]; 21. 2A-Austin Pierce [21][$800]; 22. 4-Terry McCarl [22][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [17][$800]; 24. O-Nick Omdahl [24][$800]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-16, Donny Schatz 17-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 41S-Dominic Scelzi[+9]

Qualifying – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.282; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 10.433; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.456; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 10.487; 5. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 10.546; 6. 7-Jason Sides, 10.593; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.605; 8. 5-Shane Stewart, 10.61; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.614; 10. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 10.619; 11. 41-David Gravel, 10.624; 12. 2-Carson Macedo, 10.64; 13. 8H-Jade Hastings, 10.686; 14. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 10.686; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 10.69; 16. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 10.72; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen, 10.724; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.743; 19. 4-Terry McCarl, 10.748; 20. 27-Chris Ranten, 10.79; 21. 19-Brent Marks, 10.837; 22. 2A-Austin Pierce, 10.86; 23. 55-Nick Ranten, 11.018; 24. O-Nick Omdahl, 11.036; 25. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 11.043; 26. 6N-Greg Nikitenko, 11.107; 27. 20A-Jordan Adams, 11.167; 28. 8-Jack Croaker, 11.671; 29. 5T-Presley Truedson, 11.792; 30. 26-Blake Egeland, 11.827; 31. 31-Shane Roemeling, 12.104

DRYDENE Heat #1 (10 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 5. 8H-Jade Hastings [5]; 6. 11M-Brendan Mullen [9]; 7. 4-Terry McCarl [7]; 8. 2A-Austin Pierce [8]; 9. 9N-Wade Nygaard [6]; 10. 31-Shane Roemeling [11]; 11. 8-Jack Croaker [10]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (10 Laps) – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 41-David Gravel [4]; 3. 7S-Tim Kaeding [2]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [3]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 7. 27-Chris Ranten [7]; 8. 55-Nick Ranten [8]; 9. 5T-Presley Truedson [10]; 10. 6N-Greg Nikitenko [9]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (10 Laps) – 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 7-Jason Sides [2]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [7]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 8. O-Nick Omdahl [8]; 9. 20A-Jordan Adams [9]; 10. 26-Blake Egeland [10]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (8 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [5]

Andrews uses late race restart to grab 2nd 410 win of year at Attica; Schlenk holds off Drown for late model victory; Miller dominates 305 sprints

Saturday, August 17, 2019


By Brian Liskai
ATTICA, Oh. - Chris Andrews used a restart with five laps to go to grab the lead and drove to his second 410 sprint win of the season at Attica Raceway Park on Columbus Equipment/Central Ohio Farmers Night, Friday, Aug. 16. The win gives Andrews a little bit of breathing room heading into season championship night on Friday, Aug. 23 as he seeks to wrap up his third Attica championship.

Andrews, from Sandusky, Ohio, admits prior to the red flag on lap 25 of the Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprint feature, he might have been thinking about points as he came into the night with a slim three point lead over Cap Henry with DJ Foos only five points back. In fact, he had slipped to fifth in the feature before Henry and Travis Philo tangled and flipped while battling for second. But, like his first win of the season earlier this year, when the time came to get up on the wheel, Andrews did just that, driving to the outside of Buddy Kofoid on the restart. It was Andrews 9th career win at Attica.

"I've come to the end of the season many times close on points and you think about that non-stop. I road around on the bottom a lot at the beginning of the race and that's not my style. A few guys wrecked out and...shit I wanted to win. I was going to just ride in third and what ever and points race. I don't race as much as I used to but we want to win," said Andrews of his Mackey Motorsports machine.

"I was being a wimp at the beginning running the middle and bottom and DJ (Foos) got underneath me and I started throwing hail Mary's into one and it was sticking and on that restart clean air helped out and the car was good. I have to thank Ken and Duane Mackey and Griff's Engines and the whole crew," added Andrews beside his Griewahn's Concrete/Design Graphics Group/Kistler Racing Products/Scotty's Body Shop backed #25M.

Just as important was the second place finish of DJ Foos and third place to Buddy Kofoid. Both came into the night along with Henry with just one point separating the three for the $10,000 championship of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads/Kistler Racing Products Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) Presented by the Baumann Auto Group. Henry's misfortune late in the race sets up a dramatic championship battle on the final point night coming up at Fremont Speedway on September 6.

McClure, Ohio's Rusty Schlenk drove around Doug Drown with all four wheels over the cushion in turn four to grab the lead in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature and then held off a late race charge from Drown to score his second win of the season at Attica. The victory places Schlenk in a tie for most career late models wins at the track with Drown, each recording 27. Schlenk now has 204 career victories on his resume as well.

"I have to apologize, I got into Doug a little bit there. He was driving down off top and leaving a lane open up there. I committed that lap and he slid up further than I thought he was going to and we made a little contact. I got out of it and let him straighten it up. I love racing up front with him. I had to come and defend that most wins deal...he had taken that away from me.I have to thank all these guys standing behind me for busting their butts all night for me. I have to thank Velocita Fire Suits, Tom Finch Automotive, Dominator Race Products, Bilstein Shocks, VP Race Fuels, Carillo Rods, CP Pistons, Buckeye Concrete...everybody that makes it possible," said Schlenk.

Fremont, Ohio's Jamie Miller, a former Attica 305 sprint track champion, took the lead on a lap four restart and never looked back. Miller held an eight second lead when he took the white flag and drove to his fourth Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature win of the year worth $1,000 thanks to Griff's Engines. Miller's 23rd career victory places him in a tie with Bobby Clark for third on the all-time win list for the division at Attica. Miller also took over the point lead for the 305 sprints as defending track champion Paul Weaver suffered mechanical woes.

"We were good tonight that's for sure. Passing was pretty easy. I just tried to stay calm, hit my marks and not get into trouble," said Miller beside his Brad's Barbecue/Pen Monster.com/Sonic Hauling/Napa of Attica/Avon by Angie/Griff's Engines/Color Street by Jaime Hennig/Reedtown Tavern/Fostoria Mod Shop/York Carpet Outlet/Crown Battery/Branham Builders/Imprint Logo/Phil Rister Racing backed #26.
The victory pads Miller's lead in the $2,500 to win KS Sales & Service AFCS presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales.
Philo and Kofoid brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature with Phil jumping into the lead over Kofoid, Cale Conley, Andrews, Shawn Dancer and Foos. Philo began to pull away slightly while Conley and Andrews battled for third. But, six laps into the feature Kofoid started to close on Philo just before Caleb Griffith would drive off the high side of turn two to bring out the caution.

When the green reappeared Philo again pulled away but Stuart Brubaker suffered mechanical issues to bring out back-to-back cautions with nine laps scored. On the restart Kofoid stayed with Philo this time as Conley, Andrews, Cap Henry, Byron Reed and Foos battled for third.Just past the half-way point, Kofoid executed a slider on Philo to take the lead but Philo did not give up and the pair exchanged sliders at each end of the track before encountering heavy lapped traffic on lap 18.

Lapped traffic allowed Conley to close as Andrews fended off Henry and Foos for fourth. It appeared Conley made contact with a lapped machine, breaking the front end of his car and bringing out the caution on lap 22. On the restart both Henry ad Foos got by Andrews, dropping him to fifth. On lap 24 Henry slid in front of Philo and the pair got together entering turn one, sending both flipping. Both drivers were uninjured but that gave second back to Andrews. On the ensuing restart Andrews blasted to Kofoid's outside and took the lead with five laps to go. Foos drove under Kofoid for second a lap later but could not close the gap on Andrews who drove to the win. Kofoid, Reed and Nate Dussel rounded out the top five.

Drown and Matt Irey paced the field for the 25 lap late model feature with Drown blasting into the lead over Irey, Schlenk, Ryan Missler and Mike Bores. Schlenk quickly took second and stayed within a car length of Drown. A caution for a Bob Mayer spin followed by Devin Shiels coasting to a stop kept the field close. On the restart Drown and Schlenk pulled away from the field while Irey, Missler, Ryan Markham and Bores gave chase. Irey pulled into the pits on lap nine to surrender third to Missler with Drown and Schlenk holding an eight car length advantage out front. Schlenk began closing on Drown and used a daring move above the cushion in turn four on lap 12 to take the lead. Schlenk could not shake Drown who stayed within a couple of car lengths.

Schlenk and Drown began picking off lapped machines and with two laps to go had placed all but nine cars a lap down. Drown tried a couple of low moves for the lead the last to laps but Schlenk was just too strong and drove to the win. Missler, Markham and Bores rounded out the top five.

Jimmy McGrath Jr. and Brandon Riehl paced the field for the 25 lap Fremont Fence 305 Sprint Feature with McGrath gaining the advantage at the drop of the green over Kyle Capodice, Riehl, Kyle Peters, Miller, Weaver and DJ Foos. Weaver drove off the track with three laps scored and retired to the pits just as Miller had moved into third. On the restart Miller grabbed second just before the caution flew for a stalled Luke Griffith. When the green reappeared Miller drove to the outside of McGrath to take the lead and never looked back as the feature went the rest of the distance under green.

Miller pulled away steadily as Capodice took second from McGrath while Foos worked his way forward, taking third by lap 14. Miller built his lead to eight seconds with two laps to go and was content to ride behind a tremendous battle for ninth involving three cars, not forcing the issue to put them a lap down. Miller easily drove to the win over Capodice, Foos, Tyler Street and McGrath.

Attica Raceway Park will decide it's 2019 track champions in the Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprints and Fremont Fence 305 Sprints on Kistler Racing Products/Jon Wright's Custom Chrome Plating presents the Mark Keegan Classic on Friday, Aug. 23. Double points are on the line for the sprints with the dirt trucks joining the racing action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

About Central Ohio Farmers - www.centralohfarm.com

Central Ohio Farmers Co-op began in 1934 as the Marion County Farm Bureau Co-op Association. The name was changed to Central Ohio Farmers Co-op in 2000. Headquartered in Marion, Ohio, the company offers agronomy, grain, feed and supply, fuel and propane services to co-op members.

As a member owned co-operative, Central Ohio Farmers is governed by a board of directors made up of area member farmers and leaders. There are over 15 Central Ohio Farmer locations including a fueling station on St. Rt. 53 North in Tiffin.

About Columbus Equipment Company – www.columbusequipment.com

On April 1st of 1952, Willis "Bill" Early purchased the firm of Carroll & Edwards (the company for which he had been working as a salesman of heavy construction equipment), officially renaming and incorporating his new venture as Columbus Equipment Company. Now, over 66 years later, Columbus Equipment Company is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Bill served as the company's president, founder and leader from 1952 until 1988 and was known as a true innovator in the heavy equipment industry.


Throughout Columbus Equipment’s history, our mission has been to ensure that each customer is given "a fair deal every time." As Ohio’s dependable dealer, Columbus Equipment Company is largely owned by Bill Early's family, and also by former and current employees. Columbus Equipment has expanded into 10 locations, and continues to be committed to being the best—the best equipment, the best product support, the best customer service and the best overall experience when it comes to purchasing heavy equipment.
Attica Raceway Park
Friday, Aug. 16, 2019
Columbus Equipment/Central Ohio Farmers Night
410 Sprints - Callie's Performance Products
Qualifying
1.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.816; 2.25M-Chris Andrews, 12.953; 3.16-DJ Foos, 12.970; 4.3C-Cale Conley, 12.988; 5.4-Cap Henry, 13.074; 6.1-Nate Dussel, 13.089; 7.8M-TJ Michael, 13.118; 8.49-Shawn Dancer, 13.187; 9.5T-Travis Philo, 13.194; 10.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.255; 11.5-Byron Reed, 13.264; 12.28-Trey Jacobs, 13.281; 13.33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.404; 14.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.472; 15.45L-Brian Lay, 13.493; 16.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 13.505; 17.45B-Trevor Baker, 13.564; 18.2+-Brian Smith, 13.579; 19.88N-Frank Neill, 13.861; 20.40I-Mark Imler, 13.871; 21.9-Lance Webb, 13.965;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 28-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 4. 16-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 6. 9-Lance Webb[7] ; 7. 40I-Mark Imler[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer[2] ; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[5] ; 7. 88N-Frank Neill[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 4-Cap Henry[3] ; 3. 3C-Cale Conley[4] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 6. 45B-Trevor Baker[7] ; 7. 45L-Brian Lay[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 25M-Chris Andrews[6] ; 2. 16-DJ Foos[8] ; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[2] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[10] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[9] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 7. 33W-Caleb Griffith[11] ; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer[3] ; 9. 28-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 10. 8J-Jess Stiger[17] ; 11. 40I-Mark Imler[19] ; 12. 9-Lance Webb[16] ; 13. 45L-Brian Lay[21] ; 14. 88N-Frank Neill[20] ; 15. 4-Cap Henry[7] ; 16. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 17. 3C-Cale Conley[4] ; 18. 45B-Trevor Baker[18] ; 19. 2+-Brian Smith[14] ; 20. 35-Stuart Brubaker[12]
Hard Charger: 8M-TJ Michael +9

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence
Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[9] ; 5. 77I-John Ivy[10] ; 6. 29-Rich Farmer[2] ; 7. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 8. 7-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 9. 4T-James Taddeo[4] ; 10. X15-Kasey Ziebold[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 26-Jamie Miller [2] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[7] ; 4. 11F-DJ Foos[1] ; 5. 3V-Chris Verda[3] ; 6. 77K-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 8. 8-Bobby Clark[8] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 3X-Brandon Riehl[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[4] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[9] ; 5. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[5] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[8] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[3] ; 8. 5-Kody Brewer[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[3] ; 4. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[8] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 7. 4T-James Taddeo[10] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[11] ; 9. 5-Kody Brewer[9] ; 10. 29-Rich Farmer[1] ; 11. X15-Kasey Ziebold[12]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 3. 11F-DJ Foos[6] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[9] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[1] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[13] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 8. 97-Kyle Peters[4] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 10. 19R-Steve Rando[11] ; 11. 8-Bobby Clark[20] ; 12. 3X-Brandon Riehl[2] ; 13. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[15] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[17] ; 15. 25-Jason Keckler[12] ; 16. X-Mike Keegan[18] ; 17. 1H-Zeth Sabo[16] ; 18. 3V-Chris Verda[14] ; 19. 9R-Dustin Rall[19] ; 20. 1W-Paul Weaver[7]
Hard Charger: 8-Bobby Clark +9

Late Models - Summit Racing Equipment
Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 1N-Casey Noonan[1] ; 2. 94-Mike Bores[6] ; 3. 50-Ryan Missler[8] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[7] ; 5. X3-Dan Wallace[4] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[3] ; 7. 28-Kent Brewer[9] ; 8. 20H-Troy Hahn[5] ; 9. 39-Brandon Moore[2] ; 10. 17X-Dustin Keegan[10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 2. 12-Doug Drown[8] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 4. 42*-Bob Mayer[4] ; 5. 16-Steve Sabo[6] ; 6. 02-Jeff McCoy[1] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[2] ; 8. 25-Ryan Eddleblute[5] ; 9. 17-Jeff Geis[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[2] ; 2. 69W-Jeff Warnick[1] ; 3. RH21-Gregg Haskell[3] ; 4. 77-Steve Kester[6] ; 5. 27-Ken Hahn[7] ; 6. 23H-Craig Hartong[5] ; 7. 03-Jim Gingery[4] ; 8. 4M-Jamie Miller[8] ; 9. J92-Jeff Cantleberry[9]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)
1. 28-Kent Brewer[4] ; 2. 02-Jeff McCoy[2] ; 3. 30-Nate Potts[5] ; 4. 23H-Craig Hartong[3] ; 5. 69R-Doug Baird[1] ; 6. 20H-Troy Hahn[7] ; 7. 4M-Jamie Miller[9] ; 8. 39-Brandon Moore[10] ; 9. 03-Jim Gingery[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 2. 12-Doug Drown[1] ; 3. 50-Ryan Missler[6] ; 4. 5M-Ryan Markham[9] ; 5. 94-Mike Bores[4] ; 6. 1N-Casey Noonan[11] ; 7. X3-Dan Wallace[13] ; 8. 77-Steve Kester[12] ; 9. 27-Ken Hahn[15] ; 10. RH21-Gregg Haskell[5] ; 11. 69W-Jeff Warnick[8] ; 12. 28-Kent Brewer[16] ; 13. 69R-Doug Baird[20] ; 14. 16-Steve Sabo[14] ; 15. 02-Jeff McCoy[17] ; 16. 23H-Craig Hartong[19] ; 17. 30-Nate Potts[18] ; 18. 36-Matt Irey[2] ; 19. 51-Devin Shiels[7] ; 20. 42*-Bob Mayer[10]
Hard Charger: 69R-Doug Baird +7

Haas Claims Williams Grove Sprint Main, Sheppard Wins Outlaws Late Models

8/16/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – Cory Haas claimed the 25-lap sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, holding off late race challenges by Ryan Smith for the $4,080 payday.

And in the World of Outlaws Late Models main event, polesitter Brandon Sheppared rocketed to the $10,000 victory.

Aboard the Trone No. 39, Haas also started on the pole of his main event and took the lead over Robbie Kendall on the first lap.

The first caution flag of the race came out on lap six, erasing a 2.199 second lead that Haas had built over Kendall and Smith.

Smith used the inside on the restart to get by Kendall for second in the third and fourth turns before another caution flag with nine down for a slowed Adrian Shaffer again bunched the field.

Freddie Rahmer, who started 12th in the field, drove from sixth to fourth on the restart, getting by Kody Lehman and Brian Montieth.

Montieth later withdrew from the event.

Haas was in control using the cushion and seemed to be home free for the win when a final yellow flag again slowed the pace, this time with three laps to go.

Smith kept the pressure on Haas when green replaced the yellow flag but Haas withstood the challenges to pick up his ninth career oval victory by .420 seconds.

It was the York drivers first speedway win of the season.

Smith crossed the line in second spot followed by Kendall, Rahmer and 13th starter Danny Dietrich.

Sixth through 10th went to Anthony Macri, Kyle Moody, Chad Trout, Kody Lehman and Rick Lafferty.

Heats went to Kendall and Haas.

Outlaws point leader Sheppard drew the pole for the 40-lap super late model main and he cruised to the victory uncontested, wiring the field for his 16th circuit win of the year.

Ricky Weiss drove into second on the second tour and would eventually lose the spot to Shane Clanton on the 25th lap.

Shappard withstood caution flag restarts on laps 20, 24 and 33 to pick up the win that was also the first of his career at Williams Grove Speedway.

Gregg Satterlee raced in fourth spot the entire race but fifth place was up for grabs late in the race as 17th starter Mason Zeigler hooked the cushion to ride into the spot.

Zeigler appeared headed for more when he suddenly slowed and fell backward with nine laps to go before finishing outside of the top 10.

Sheppard ended up taking the win by 2.254 seconds over Clanton, Weiss, Satterlee and Brian Birkhofer.

Sixth through 10th went to Chase Junghans, Jason Covert, Rick Eckert, Darrell Lanigan and Cade Dillard.

Dennis Erb Jr. dropped out while running in fifth spot with 16 laps to go.

Covert raced hard with both Satterlee and Erb at times at the front of the pack before fading.

Heats for the 30-car field went to Sheppard, Weiss and Covert with Gary Stuhler taking the B Main.

Fast time was set by Sheppard with a lap of 19.840 seconds.

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Feature finish:

8/16/19
410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Cory Haas, 2. Ryan Smith, 3. Robbie Kendall, 4. Freddie Rahmer, 5. Danny Dietrich, 6. Anthony Macri, 7. Kyle Moody, 8. Chad Trout, 9. Kody Lehman, 10. Rick Lafferty, 11. Rodney Westhafer, 12. Troy Fraker, 13. Dylan Norris, 14. Brian Montieth, 15. TJ Stutts, 16. Adrian Shaffer, 17. Mark Smith

DNS: Greg Plank


World of Outlaws Late Models, 40 laps: 1. Brandon Sheppard, 2. Shane Clanton, 3. Ricky Weiss, 4. Gregg Satterlee, 5. Brian Birkhofer, 6. Chase Junghans, 7. Jason Covert, 8. Rick Eckert, 9. Darrell Lanigan, 10. Cade Dillard, 11. Mason Zeigler, 12. Gary Stuhler, 13. Tyler  Horst, 14. Austin Hubbard, 15. Gene Knaub, 16. Bryan Bernheisel, 17. Dennis Erb Jr., 18. Boom Briggs, 19. Blake Spencer, 20. Ross Robinson, 21. Brent Larson, 22. Coleby Frye, 23. Dylan Yoder, 24. Mike Lupfer

DNQ: Chad Julius, Matt Cosner, Jerry Bard, Dan Stone, Robbie Scott, Randy Christine

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY FINAL FIVE RACES OF 2019: CLOSE CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS RACES & MAJOR DIRT TRACK RACING EVENTS ON TAP!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway’s final five races of the #WideOpen2019 season will include close championship points races and major dirt track racing events for sprint cars and super late models!

This Saturday, Aug. 17, the speedway will swing back into action at 7:30 p.m. with a program of 360 sprint cars, limited late models, pro stocks, and the annual Roadrunner 20 championship race. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Entering the Aug. 17 racing program, only 50 points separate four-time winner Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, N.J., and three-time winner Jason Shultz of Carlisle in the chase for the Keller’s Auto Body & Towing 360 sprint car championship.

The speedway’s final points races for 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will unfold at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, on Foss Jewelers Championship Night. The super late models will also race for points and $2,500 to win in the fourth race of the Grit House Route 35 Challenge Series. Gates will open at 5 p.m.

An even closer points championship will be decided when the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center super late models return Aug. 24 with a mere 40 points between two-time winner Coleby Frye of Dover and one-time winner and defending champion Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon.

This season has been one of the most competitive in track history for the super late models with 12 races producing 11 different winners!

Over the Labor Day Holiday weekend, Selinsgrove Ford will be the title sponsor of the Sunday, Sept. 1, Summer Spectacular races featuring the Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars paying $5,088 to win and the United Late Model Series (ULMS) paying $4,000 to win. Bonus money will also be on the line for the pro stocks and roadrunners when action gets underway at 7 p.m. Gates will open at 4 p.m.

There will be no racing at the track on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The speedway returns Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. with the $20,000-to-win Jim Nace Memorial /37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars. This year’s Open will offer the biggest winner’s share for an un-sanctioned sprint car race in Pennsylvania in 2019. The PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars will round out the open when doubleheader. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.  The rain date, if needed, will be Sunday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m.

Selinsgrove Speedway will close out its 73rd year at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with the World of Outlaws Late Models Series-sanctioned 21st Annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model Open paying $10,000 to win.  The limited late models will share the racing card with the super lates.  Gates will open at 4 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.