Tuesday, May 22, 2018


SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 38th annual Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Jack Gunn Memorial for 360 sprint cars at 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 26, sanctioned by the United Racing Club.

Joining the 360 sprint cars on the racing card will be the super late models, pro stocks, roadrunners, and a professional fireworks display. Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. and grandstand gates at 5 p.m.

Track officials announced a SUNDAY, MAY 27, rain date for the race will be used if needed being a holiday weekend.

For the 13th consecutive year, 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 $300 to start. The format for the race will be posted this week.

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 defending winner Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., have also won the Gunn Memorial as a URC-sanctioned event.  While Heimbach and Todd Shaffer of Millerstown are the only two drivers who have won the Gunn Memorial four times at Selinsgrove, Smith will attempt to become the first to win the race three years in a row. 

The Middleburg IGA is sponsoring the Gunn Memorial championship trophy.

The super late models will compete in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win, while the pro stocks will race in a 15-lap main event paying $400 to win.

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 p.m. Friday, May 25.  Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

2018 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) $375 14) $350 15) $325 16-24) $300
Sprint Car Tow: $50
Admission for May 26, 2018: Adult General Admission: $15; Students (12-17 with ID) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30

Monday, May 21, 2018

Williams Grove Dyer Tribute Night Brings Together Host Of No. 461 Drivers Friday Meet and greet, live Beer Hill Gang TV broadcast slated


Mechanicsburg – As part of this Friday’s Walt Dyer Tribute Race at Williams Grove Speedway honoring the former prolific car owner, the track will bring together several of Dyer’s drivers who campaigned his iconic No. 461 sprint car over the years.

Dyer, of Mercersburg, owned and fielded his iconic No. 461 DyerMasonry sprint car with a brick-schemed wing from 1967 through 2001 before retiring save for a brief comeback in 2007.

During his ownership career, Dyer’s drivers accumulated 49 checkered flags at Williams Grove Speedway before his retirement.

Over the years, Dyer’s No. 461 pocketed two Williams Grove Speedway track titles at the hands of Lance Dewease.

The car also turned back the World of Outlaws at the track on more than one occasion, thanks to the talents of drivers Billy Stief and Dewease.

Curt Michael last drove Dyer’s No. 461 to victory anywhere, at Williams Grove Speedway back on April 6, 2001.

Dyer’s first win at the track was in 1977 with Jimmy Sheaffer as the pilot.

A conglomeration of his former drivers and Dyer himself will conduct a meet and greet with fans in the speedway infield on Friday night from 5:45 to 6:45 pm.

A live broadcast on Beer Hill Gang TV will take place with driver interviews from 6 to 6:45.

Drivers who are slated to take part in the pre-race activities are: Mike Wagner, Len Thompson, Cliff Brian, Tommy Beaver, Don Hill, Tom Stimely, Steve Siegel, Joey Allen, Van May and Lance Dewease.

Other possible attendees include Rod Gross and Scott Tobias.

At least one restored No. 461 sprint car will be on display adjacent to the meet and greet area, located at the infield stage.

The sprint car drivers will race for $4,610 to win in the 25-lap main event on the night.

Adult general admission is $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.

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

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Williams Grove To Honor Famed No. 461 Car Owner With Walt Dyer Tribute Friday Dyer Tribute Race honors owner’s legacy & offers $4,610 to win!


Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will celebrate the Memorial Day holiday by paying tribute to one of the most prolific car owners the track and the region has ever seen, coming up this Friday night, May 25 at 7:30 pm when it presents the Walt Dyer Tribute Race for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

The Dyer Tribute Race will honor former, long-time car owner Walter Dyer, who owned and fielded the iconic Dyer Masonry No. 461 sprint car for decades not only at Williams Grove but all across the East.

Dyer ended his ownership career at Williams Grove with 49 wins to his credit and two track titles.

His cars beat the World of Outlaws at the speedway with both Billy Steif and Lance Dewease at the wheel.

Adult general admission is $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.

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

The Dyer Tribute Race will go 25 laps in distance and pay $4,610 to win, in remembrance of the Dyer No. 461.

Time trials will be used to help set the heat and feature starting grids.

The IMCA/PASS 305 sprint cars are also on the program along with fireworks to help kickoff the summer racing season.

The 410 sprint car event will be part of the 2018 Hoosier Diamond Series at the track.

As part of honoring Dyer, several previous Dyer drivers will come together in the infield, prior to the racing program.

Slated to appear are Don Hill, Cliff Brian, Steve Siegel, Joey Allen, Lance Dewease and many others.

A meet and greet with Dyer and his drivers and at least one restored No. 461 car will take place from 5:45 to 6:45 at the infield stage.

And a live broadcast on Beer Hill Gang TV showcasing Dyer and his drivers will take place from 6 to 6:45.

In other speedway news, the make up date for the rain halted 358 sprint race on May 11 has been announced as June 1.

With four laps completed when the rains hit on May 11, the race will be completed when the 358 sprints return to the track on June 1 before another complete program of 358 racing action is staged.

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Port Royal Bob Weikert Memorial Weekend Looms May 26 & 27

Live MRN internet broadcasts, radio simulcasts, live streaming, press conferences, free prizes and numerous special guests all part of huge holiday weekend program!!
Two-day 410 sprint and super late model purses worth over $100,000


PORT ROYAL, Pa. – This weekend’s two-day Packer’s Concessions Weikert Memorial weekend at Port Royal Speedway will honor one of the sports greatest sprint car owners in the name of Bob Weikert and his famous No. 29.

But Saturday’s portion of the program, The Fallen Heroes Championships for 410 sprints and super late models, will serve to honor the memory of the five drivers who gave the ultimate sacrifice at the track since motorized racing began there in 1938. 

The races will honor Frank Bailey, Harold Swarmer, Hal Hoose, Dennis Snyder and Randy Thompson, all men that succumbed to injuries sustained while competing at the historic oval. 

The two-day total purses up for grabs between the sprint and late model drivers surpasses $100,000 with Saturdays Fallen Heroes Championships paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start for the sprints and $3,000 to win and $400 to start for the late models. 

Both Saturday championships will go 30 laps in distance. 

Sunday’s Weikert Memorial finales will pay $10,000 to win and $500 to start for the sprint cars with the late models racing for $5,000 to win and $400 to start. 

Sunday’s sprint feature will go 30 laps with the late models going 35 laps.

The Northeast Ultimate Super Late Model Series will sanction both nights of super late model action at the track.

Fast time awards will be given out both nights to each division as will Hard Charger Awards with the Saturday hard chargers earning guaranteed starting spots in the Sunday Mains. 

Plenty Of Ways For Fans To Win Too!!

Just like last year, hundreds of fan giveaways will be up for grabs both nights as Weikert’s Livestock offers plenty of freebies at the main admission gate. 

In addition, live broadcasts of MRNs Winged Nation will take place prior to each racing program, running from 5 – 6 pm, with hosts Steve Post and Ashley Stremme. 

Aside from being streamed on MRN, the Winged Nation broadcasts will be aired live both days on State College-based radio stations. 

Saturday’s program will be live on 106.3 FM and AM 970 while the Saturday broadcast will air on AM 1260. 

Also, both days of Weikert Memorial racing action will be aired and available for purchase on SpeedShift TV. 

Learn how to purchase the live events at 

The Saturday racing program will include a fireworks display to help kickoff the summer racing season and commemorate the Memorial Day holiday.

A display of Weikert racing memorabilia will be set up for fans to view at each of the two races.

Post race press conferences with the top three from each division will take place each night in the commercial building followed by an after party complete with a DJ. 

Numerous high-profile special guests and competitors are lined up for the weekend with announcements regarding those attending to be released within the next three days. 

World of Outlaws competitor David Gravel and his CJB Motorsports No. 5 have already announced their plans to compete in the two-day Port Royal event. 

Adult general admission for the Saturday show that features the Fallen Heroes Championships is set at $25 with students ages 12-18 priced at $10.

Sunday adult general admission is $30 with students again priced at $10. 

All gates will open at 4 pm both nights with racing action slated for 7 pm. 

The Sunday, May 27 program carries a raindate of Monday, May 28 at 2pm. 

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the speedway’s official website at or by following the oval on facebook and twitter. 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Rain ends Plymouth Dirt Track visit just before main event

PLYMOUTH, Wis. (May 19, 2018) - A system of rain showers soaking the Plymouth Dirt Track surface just before the evening's 40-lap main event forced Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series officials to cancel the remaining portion of the All Star/IRA Challenge program. Track workers desperately attempted to rework the racing surface, but precipitation returned shortly thereafter. With all but the A-main contested, the visit to Plymouth Dirt Track is considered complete.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their weekend sweep through the Badger State with a visit to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on Sunday, May 20. Like Plymouth Dirt Track, the best of the best of the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series will also be on hand at Angell Park, working to defend home territory against Tony Stewart's invading All Stars. The first-ever, complete event at Angell Park, considering the first visit in 2017 was cancelled just after qualifying time trials, will award a $5,000 top prize.

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television partner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, will be on hand to capture all of the action from Angell Park Speedway on Sunday, May 20. The Angell Park program, one of eight All Star events on the 2018 MAVTV schedule, will be broadcast via tape-delay on September 9. The event will air twice during its scheduled replay date; 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.

Available in over 30 million households through multiple video providers including DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Optimum, Suddenlink, Frontier Communications, Comcast Xfinity, and CenturyLink, fans tuning into MAVTV for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions broadcasts will be welcomed by host, Dave Reiff, color commentator, Brad Doty, and pit reporter, Dave Argabright. Arctic Cat All Star owner, Tony Stewart, will also be featured during select MAVTV broadcasts as a color commentator.

Contingency Awards/Results: Plymouth Dirt Track - Saturday, May 19, 2018:
EMi Driver's Meeting: 47 entries
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.571 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Carl Bowser
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Carson Macedo
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brandon McMullen
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Scotty Thiel
Ford Performance Heat #5: Chad Kemenah
Elliott's Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Matt Vandervere
JE Pistons Dash #1: Chad Kemenah
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Ben Schmidt

Group (A)
1. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 11.655; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.843; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.112; 4. 98-Carl Bowser, 12.196; 5. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 12.214; 6. 14F-Jimmy Fifield, 12.926; 7. 65-Austin DeBlauw, 12.932; 8. 45-Matt Wiese, 13.547; 9. 12-Mike Decker, 13.963; 10. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 99.910

Group (B)
1. 70-Dave Blaney, 11.825; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.854; 3. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 12.242; 4. 19-Todd Daun, 12.281; 5. 53W-Bill Wirth, 12.316; 6. 7-Scott Uttech, 12.601; 7. 4K-Kris Spitz, 12.682; 8. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 12.908; 9. 29-Hunter Custer, NT; 10. 22K-Todd King, NT

Group ( C )
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.571; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 11.661; 3. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.760; 4. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 11.967; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.095; 6. 23-Russel Borland, 12.234; 7. 11D-Joey Moughan, 12.447; 8. 18-Keith Fellner, 12.567; 9. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 12.649

Group (D)
1. 73-Ben Schmidt, 11.674; 2. 26-Joey Saldana, 11.792; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel, 11.849; 4. 85M-Steve Meyer, 11.908; 5. 5X-Justin Peck, 11.966; 6. 17B-Bill Balog, 11.983; 7. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 12.205; 8. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 12.208; 9. 95-Kenjay Fiedler, 12.345

Group (E)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.602; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.779; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.802; 4. 11-Max McGhee, 12.023; 5. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.025; 6. O2-Mike Reinke, 12.045; 7. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 12.124; 8. 51-John Garvin, 12.192; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.279

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 4. 25-Jake Blackhurst [4]; 5. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [10]; 6. 65-Austin DeBlauw [7]; 7. 14F-Jimmy Fifield [6]; 8. 45-Matt Wiese [8]; 9. 10V-Matt Vandervere [5]; 10. 12-Mike Decker [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 3. 19-Todd Daun [1]; 4. 4B-Scott Biertzer [2]; 5. 53W-Bill Wirth [5]; 6. 7-Scott Uttech [6]; 7. 4K-Kris Spitz [7]; 8. 63-Nick Matuszewski [8]; 9. 29-Hunter Custer [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 10W-Brandon McMullen [1]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 6. 23-Russel Borland [6]; 7. 11D-Joey Moughan [7]; 8. 43-Jereme Schroeder [9]; 9. 18-Keith Fellner [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 64-Scotty Thiel [2]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [3]; 3. 5X-Justin Peck [5]; 4. 85M-Steve Meyer [1]; 5. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [7]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [6]; 7. 73-Ben Schmidt [4]; 8. 95-Kenjay Fiedler [9]; 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 6. O2-Mike Reinke [6]; 7. 11-Max McGhee [1]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [7]; 9. 51-John Garvin [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 5. 26-Joey Saldana [6]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel [4]; 4. 25-Jake Blackhurst [3]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 6. 10W-Brandon McMullen [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 10V-Matt Vandervere [8]; 2. 43-Jereme Schroeder [3]; 3. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [7]; 4. 18-Keith Fellner [9]; 5. 29-Hunter Custer [10]; 6. 63-Nick Matuszewski [4]; 7. 45-Matt Wiese [5]; 8. 12-Mike Decker [11]; 9. 95-Kenjay Fiedler [2]; 10. 51-John Garvin [6]; 11. 71-Ayrton Olsen [1]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 73-Ben Schmidt [1]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 3. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [6]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 6. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [4]; 7. 11D-Joey Moughan [13]; 8. 7-Scott Uttech [10]; 9. 10V-Matt Vandervere [16]; 10. 43-Jereme Schroeder [17]; 11. 4K-Kris Spitz [14]; 12. 14F-Jimmy Fifield [15]; 13. O2-Mike Reinke [8]; 14. 11-Max McGhee [12]; 15. 23-Russel Borland [9]; 16. 65-Austin DeBlauw [11]; 17. 53W-Bill Wirth [5]

Jake Gomola wins round 3 of the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series at Dog Hollow Speedway

As the weather continues to play havoc on area race tracks it is inspiring to see promoters go all out to get the show in. A huge thank you to Dan Savino and his track personnel at the Dog Hollow Speedway last night for taking a huge risk and not cancelling the racing program. Many of our teams did not chance the long tows in case of a rain out while others rolled the dice and as always a big thank you to the 16 sprint car teams who came to race. Making their first Laurel Highlands starts were Vince Dougherty, Andy Cavanaugh, Jimmer Seger, while Eric Husick made his first appearance at Dog Hollow. Good to see other competitors such as Greg Dobrosky, Jake Gomola and Brian Wright join our ranks for the first time this year. Thus far Laurel Highlands has 3 of 5 events in the books with 33 drivers taking part so far. Our Race Saver region has had its share of ups and downs since our first season in 2012 however we are starting to see dividends as our car counts are finally respectable at most of our events and this wouldn't be possible without the dedication and support of the racers.

The weather last night made for a fantastic race track and everyone seemed fast and that was apparent in heat number 1 as Tyler Denochick grabbed the lead at the start and checked out with Greg Dobrosky, Jake Gomola giving chase. There was lots of great action throughout the pack and at the checker is was Tyler Denochick winning, second went to Greg Dobrosky, third Jake Gomola, fourth Randy Sterling, fifth Ron Aurand, sixth Bob Garvey, Jr., seventh Eric Husick, eighth Andy Cavanaugh.

Heat number two was also a competitive race as Drew Ritchey, Kyle Ganoe, Jonathon Jones and Brian Wright looking strong and racy. Ganoe and Ritchey started on the front row and raced into turn one with the Everett driver getting the lead with Ganoe behind. The first four cars stayed fairly close for the 8-laps with Drew Ritchey taking the win, second went to Kyle Ganoe, third Jonathon Jones, fourth Brian Wright, fifth Ryan Lynn, sixth Vince Dougherty, seventh Ray Sheetz, eighth Jimmer Seger.

For the 20-lap feature the top 3 from the two heats redrew for starting positions with Drew Ritchey pulling pill #1 putting him on the point with Jake Gomola going in second spot, Greg Dobrosky and Tyler Denochick making up row two while Kyle Ganoe and Jonathon Jones made up row three. With everyone looking fast all night the expectations were high that the feature would be a competitive one. At the green Ritchey and Gomola led the field into turn one as Gomola found a sweet spot and rocketed into the lead. The field began sorting itself out and around lap 4 the yellow came out as Greg Dobrosky got high in turn one and went down over the banking and come back out on the backstretch and at the same time Drew Ritchey stopped on turn 4 a victim of a mechanical failure. Seems bad luck follows him to Dog Hollow. As the green waived again the speedster from Seneca took off to lead with Jonathon Jones pouring on the coal and moving up to second as the race went on. Tyler Denochick and Kyle Ganoe also moved into the top spots as did Brian Wright who looked real strong all night and had his best Dog Hollow performance. One other yellow slowed the pace when Jimmer Seger's car quit running on the back stretch a victim of a mechanical failure.

At the checkered flag this is the finishing order: 1st 4J Jake Gomola, 2nd 0 Kyle Ganoe, 3rd 6 Tyler Denochick, 4th 12J Jonathon Jones, 5th 28 Brian Wright, 6th 26 Ryan Lynn, 7th 86 Ron Aurand, 8th 11x Bob Garvey, Jr., 9th 00s Randy Sterling, 10th 88 Greg Dobrosky, 11th 12H Eric Husick, 12th 99 Ray Sheetz, 13th 27 Vince Dougherty, 14th x7 Andy Cavanaugh, 15th 2 Jimmer Seger, 16th 880 Drew Ritchey.

Of quick note it was good to see Jeff Bacha attend the event and help out in the pits. Hopefully in the future he will get the new #48 race ready and rejoin Laurel Highlands. Nice to see Skip Dougherty as well, he competed in the very first Race Saver event at Dog Hollow in October of 2011 and also over the next several years, his son Vince now drives the #27. Jimmer Seger making his debut is the Father of 410 driver Jimmy Seger and I think Jimmer had a good time!!! Nice to see Andy Cavanaugh make the long tow from Oil City, he is new to sprint car racing and looked good throughout the night. Rookie Eric Husick is getting better with each race, last night was his 3rd night out with the LHSS and he looked comfortable. Our next stop is Sunday May 27th at the Fabulous Bedford Speedway.

After 3 racing events the Summer Showdown 2018 point standings are as follows:
1st Kyle Ganoe 164,
2nd Ron Aurand 123,
3rd Ryan Lynn 117,
4th Ray Sheetz 103,
 5th Brad Mellott 91,
6th Bob Garvey, Jr. 89,
7th Tyler Denochick 82,
8th Scott Lutz 80,
 9th Reed Thompson 79,
10th Randy Sterling 79,
11th Drew Ritchey 75,
12th Jonathon Jones 74,
13th Eric Husick 61,
 14th Jake Gomola 58,
 15th Ken Duke, Jr. 55,
16th Tylor Cochran 53,
17th Brian Wright 46,
18th Jim Kennedy 44,
19th Colton Hoover 42,
20th Dakota Schweikart 39,
21st Greg Dobrosky 38,
22nd Dale Schweikart 35,
23rd Donnie Hendershot 27.
24th Jeff Weaver 23,
25th Vince Dougherty 23,
 26th Matt Kline 21,
27th Andy Cavanaugh 21,
28th John Walp 19,
29th Dave Guss, Jr. 19,
30th Jimmer Seger 19,
31st Jim Wagner 13,
32nd Jim Kosnosky 0,
 33rd Jimmy White 0.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Brent Marks anxious to compete in front of home fans during visits to Lincoln and Williams Grove

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

MYERSTOWN, Pa. (May 14, 2018) – With nearly three and a half months of the 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule complete, Brent Marks and Brent Marks Racing will finally make their first Pennsylvania appearance of the season, reuniting with the notorious Pennsylvania Posse during visits to Lincoln Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, respectively.

Marks, who will enter the weekend with six top-ten finishes to his credit, will begin his first Central Pennsylvania swing of the year with a stop at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway for the Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 16. The weekend will conclude with the annual Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 18-19. The weekend finale at “The Grove” will award a $12,000 top prize, as well as a $5,000 bonus for claiming the Morgan Cup trophy.

“I think I’m more excited about the fact that I get to sleep in my own bed,” Brent Marks said regarding the upcoming stretch close to home. “Hats off to my team for getting us to this point. To think we are this far down the road already is pretty crazy, especially with only having a two-man team. Jesse is doing a great job. I appreciate his hard work and his sacrifice to be out here with me. We are both really excited about racing in front of our home fans and family. We’ve been waiting for this all season.”

Brent Marks will enter the season’s first Central PA swing fresh off of a pair of starts at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, as well as a Sunday night visit to the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana. Battling as high as seventh before getting caught up in an on-track tangle, the “Myerstown Missile” highlighted his three-race stretch with a 12th place finish at the Tri-State quarter-mile, moving ahead from the outside of row nine.

“We were definitely a top-ten car,” Marks explained about his Tri-State start on Sunday. “It is what it is. Starting near the back on a small track can be dangerous.”

Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including – Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC., Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Memtec Services. Associate Sponsors: Wolfrun Landscapes, Buckwalter Trucking, Cajun Kennels, Road Runner Race Fuels. Product Sponsors: FK Shocks, HP Engines, Kistler Engines, Bruce’s Speed Shop, Maxim Chassis, Wings Unlimited, DMI, Walker Performance Filtration, High Performance Lubricants, Driven Racing Oil, K1 Race Gear, Bell Helmets, CR Graphics, RRi, Fully Injected Motorsports, Stevie Smith Titanium, Wilwood Brakes, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions.

Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at

Fans are encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter:, and Facebook: 2018 Brent Marks Racing apparel is now available and will be available for purchase at each and every World of Outlaws event.


2018 Brent Marks Racing Statistics: (thru May 14, 2018)
WoO Top-5s: 0
WoO Top-10s: 6
WoO Wins: 0
Non-Sanctioned Wins: 0
2018 Highlights: Earned one top-ten finish with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, as well as one top-ten finish with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, each during DIRTcar Nationals action at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. Charged from 25th to finish ninth at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas with the World of Outlaws on February 28 – KSE Hard Charger Award. Finished tenth with the World of Outlaws at Arizona (Ariz.) Speedway on April 7. Finished tenth with World of Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, April 21. I-55 finish earned Marks KSE Hard Charger Award (+12 positions). Advanced from 13th to finish ninth during Texas Outlaw Nationals finale at Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Texas). Finished seventh at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla., on Saturday, May 5.

Zearfoss to join World of Outlaws during visits to Lincoln and Williams Grove

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (May 14, 2018) –  With the intent to beat the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on home dirt for the second time in his young career, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss set his aim ahead to a trio of programs in Central Pennsylvania, anxious to join The Greatest Show On Dirt during visits to Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, May 16, and Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 18-19.

Zearfoss, a two-time winner in Central Pennsylvania thus far in 2018, beat the World of Outlaws on home dirt at Williams Grove Speedway in 2017, piloting the Aaron Long-owned/LA Competition/No. 58 sprinter to a Summer Nationals preliminary win worth $8,000 on Friday, July 21. Starting fourth on the feature grid, Zearfoss led the last nine circuits to claim the biggest victory of his career, ultimately holding back David Gravel and Donny Schatz at the final checkers.

“That’s something I’ll never forget,” Zearfoss said when discussing his first Outlaw victory. “I don’t think i’ll ever forget that feeling, honestly. I’ve been working to get number two since then. I think we have a great opportunity to get it done this weekend. We had some things go wrong mechanically during the Outlaw Tune-up at Williams Grove, but we’ll be ready to go for Wednesday.”

Unfortunately for Zearfoss, his Outlaw Tune-up attempt at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 11, was cursed with mechanical misfortune. Power steering complications during hot laps, rear end trouble during the evening’s dash, and crank trigger issues during the main event kept the “Jonestown Jet” from dialing-in his familiar No. 3Z at maximum potential. Zearfoss was battling for the fifth position when the crank trigger issues occurred.

“You have to shake those nights off and move forward,” Zearfoss explained. “I’d rather have those issues happen on nights like that rather than during the Outlaw events. Having multiple problems like that gave a reason to look over the car and make sure nothing else was wrong. If anything, it brought us some good. We’ll be better prepared for Wednesday.”

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Roofing and Siding, Bargain Barn, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, K1 RaceGear, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire campaign right here at, or at Be sure to “follow” the “Jonestown Jet” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: and Facebook:

2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway)

2017 Wins: 7 (Port Royal Speedway x5 including Open Wheel Madness)(Williams Grove Speedway – World of Outlaws; Billy Kimmel Memorial). 2017 Port Royal Speedway Track Champion.

2018 Top-5s: 6
2018 Top-10s: 10
2018 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway)

2018 Highlights: Brock Zearfoss finished fifth during the 2018 Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 11. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway (10th) and Port Royal Speedway (6th) on March 30 & 31. Charged from 22nd to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 7. Finished second during All Star sanctioned Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on April 13. Charged from 26th to 15th during All Star sanctioned Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway on April 14. Earned victories at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21. Finished fifth with URC Sprint Car Series at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 21. Finished fourth during Sprint Car World Championship last chance feature on Saturday, April 28. Finished 11th with Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Williams Grove Speedway on May 4.

Danny Dietrich ready to face-off against WoO at Lincoln and Williams Grove Speedway

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 14, 2018) – Danny Dietrich’s runner-up performance during the Outlaw Tune-up at Williams Grove Speedway was a near-perfect transition into the upcoming segment of his schedule, now aiming ahead to challenge the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on three occasions in four days. Dietrich, a multi-time winner against The Greatest Show On Dirt, will kick-off his stretch of World of Outlaws competition with the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, May 16.

“I’m excited to race more. We’ve had a lot of racing get washed out, so hopefully we get a dry spell and we can get these three Outlaw shows in without any conflict,” Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “Anytime the Outlaws come to Central Pennsylvania, you can guarantee a lot of headlines. It’s an exciting time of the year for the racers, as well as the fans. We’ve beat these guys before. I think we can do it again. We’ll see beginning Wednesday.”

The World of Outlaws will continue their first Central Pennsylvania tour of the 2018 season with visits to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday and Saturday, May 18-19. The Friday night segment of the weekend will award an $8,000 top prize, followed by a $12,000 top prize on Saturday. In addition, the Saturday night winner at Williams Grove Speedway will receive a $5,000 bonus and Morgan Cup bragging rights.

Danny Dietrich will enter the weekend as a four-time winner in Central Pennsylvania thus far in 2018, owning victories at BAPS Motor Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Port Royal Speedway. The Gettysburg native is the defending Central PA Sprint Car Series champion, earning 12 victories in 2017.

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at, as well as on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: and Facebook: Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track.


2018 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: (thru May 14, 2018)
Top-5s: 9
Top-10s: 17
Wins: 4
2018 Highlights: Earned three top-ten finishes against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during trip to Florida in early February, all highlighted with a seventh place finish at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. Earned win at Lincoln Speedway on 3/10 worth $3,500. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway during Sprint Spring Championship ($5,000). Earned pair of seventh place finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on April 6-7. Picked up second win of 2018 at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 8. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 13. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 20. Earned third victory of season on Saturday, April 21, at Lincoln Speedway. Rallied from 12th to finish sixth during Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 28. Finished fifth during World Championship preliminary feature on Friday, April 27. Earned runner-up performance at Williams Grove Speedway on May 4. Earned fourth win of season on Saturday, May 5, at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second during WoO Tuneup at Williams Grove Speedway on May 11.

2018 Wins: 4 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5)


SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will be back in action with a four division racing program at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, featuring the 360 sprint cars, super late models in the Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Challenge Series, pro stocks, and roadrunners on PEPSI Camera & Autograph Night.

Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates at 5 p.m. Fans will have the unique opportunity to visit with the race teams in the speedway’s new Turn 4 pit area from 5:15 until 6 p.m. before engine starts as part of the Camera & Autograph Night promotion. 

PEPSI will be giving away 30 cases of soda and other prizes to lucky fans.

The 360 sprint cars will compete in a 25-lap main event paying $2,000 to win. Three races have produced three different winners this season. Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J.; Jason Shultz of Carlisle; and Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove have scored victories in the weekly headline open wheel division.

Selinsgrove will host its first of three races as part of this year’s enhanced Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Dirt Late Model Challenge Series. The 25-lap main event will pay $2,200 to win and $225 to start.  Jeff Rine of Danville won the series opener at Port Royal April 15. Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon won the super late model season opener at Selinsgrove April 28.

The pro stocks will run two 15-lap main events, one of them being a makeup from May 5. The roadrunners will round out the show with a 12-lap feature.

The speedway will present the Insinger Performance Products/Sunoco Race Fuels United Racing Club Jack Gunn Memorial for 360 sprint cars plus super late models, pro stocks, roadrunners and a professional fireworks display over the Memorial Day holiday weekend Saturday, May 26. 

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit or follow us Twitter and Facebook. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

Williams Grove Hosts Two-Day World Of Outlaws/PA Posse Match Up This Week First outlaws visit of season to Grove slated for May 18 & 19


Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will host the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on two nights, coming up this Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm.

The two-day outlaws stand at Williams Grove will be the circuit’s first appearances of the season at the track.

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 presented by H & N Landscaping of Mechanicsburg, 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.

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.

Known for being a premier residential and commercial landscaping company in the region, H & N Landscaping will present the Morgan Cup program.

H & N Landscaping, located at 675 Williams Grove Road in Mechanicsburg, has been serving the region for over 35 years.

Learn more about H & N Landscaping by contactin them at 717.697.2908 or by visiting them on the web at

Coming into the big Williams Grove Speedway World of Outlaws/Pennsylvania Posse match up, circuit favorite Donny Schatz of North Dakota leads the point standings with eight wins to date this season over Californian Brad Sweet.

Locally at Williams Grove Speedway, Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove is leading the points over a close battle with Lucas Wolfe and TJ Stutts.

Winners to date this season at Williams Grove have been Lucas Wolfe, Ryan Taylor, Cory Haas, Lance Dewease, Brock Zearfoss and Aaron Ott. Dewease has been the only driver to repeat.

Outlaws winners in circuit competition aside from Schatz and Sweet have been Sheldon Haudenschild, David Gravel, Daryn Pittman, Cory Eliason and Aaron Reutzel.

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

Port Royal May 26/27 Weikert Memorial Weekend Promotions & Activities Announced MRNs Winged Nation To Broadcast Daily, Hundreds Of Free Prizes Each Day Shows aired on radio, races available on speedshifttv, fireworks on Saturday


PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The two-day May 26 and 27 Packer’s Concessions Bob Weikert Memorial weekend at Port Royal Speedway will be packed with action for fans, both on the track and off.

Of course everyone will be at Port Royal Speedway to see two huge nights of 410 sprint and super late model racing action with over $100,000 in purse money up for grabs by the drivers over the course of the weekend.

But just like last year, hundreds of fan giveaways will be up for grabs both nights as Weikert’s Livestock offers plenty of freebies at the main admission gate.

In addition, live broadcasts of MRNs Winged Nation will take place prior to each racing program, running from 5 – 6 pm, with hosts Steve Post and Ashley Stremme.

Aside from being streamed on MRN, the Winged Nation broadcasts will be aired live both days on State College-based radio stations.

Saturday’s program will be live on 106.3 FM and AM 970 while the Saturday broadcast will air on AM 1260.

Also, both days of Weikert Memorial racing action will be aired and available for purchase on SpeedShift TV.

Learn how to purchase the live events at

The Saturday racing program will include a fireworks display to help kickoff the summer racing season and commemorate the Memorial Day holiday.

Adult general admission for the Saturday show that features the Fallen Heroes Championships is set at $25 with students ages 12-18 priced at $10.

Sunday adult general admission is $30 with students again priced at $10.

All gates will open at 4 pm both nights with racing action slated for 7 pm.

The Sunday, May 27 program carries a raindate of Monday, May 28 at 2pm.

A display of Weikert racing memorabilia will be set up for fans to view at each of the two races.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the speedway’s official website at or by following the oval on facebook and twitter.

Huge Two-Night Bob Weikert Memorial Coming To Port Royal May 26 & 27


PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The upcoming Packer’s Concessions Bob Weikert Memorial Weekend at Port Royal Speedway on May 26 and 27 will offer sprint car drivers and late model drivers over $100,000 in purse money during the course of the huge two-night event.

The Northeast Ultimate Super Late Model Series will sanction both nights of super late model action at the track.

Saturday night features the annual Fallen Heroes Championships for the 410 sprints and the super lates, run in honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on the Port Royal clay.

The sprint cars will race Saturday for $5,000 to win and $400 to start while the NUSLMS races for $3,000 to win and $400 to start.

Both Saturday features will be 30 laps in distance.

Sunday’s big Weikert Memorial mains offer $10,000 to win and $500 to win for sprints and $5,000 to win and $400 to start for the late models.

The Sunday sprint car main will be a 30-lapper while the late models compete in a 35-lap feature race.

Hard Charger Awards will be offered for each division each night with the Saturday Hard Chargers getting locked into Sunday’s mains.

Fast Time Awards will also be given in each class both nights.

The weekend offers a rare opportunity for fans to see both of the tracks premier divisions in action on back to back nights at the speedway.

The May 26 and 27 program will be the first time in history that a two-date super late model program has been held at the historic oval.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the speedway’s official website at or by following the oval on facebook and twitter.

David Gravel Wins a Wild One at Tri-State

HAUBSTADT, IN – May 13, 2018 – David Gravel was one of four different leaders in a crazy Feature at Tri-State Speedway and inherited the lead while running third when the leaders crashed on a restart. It was Gravel’s second World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the 2018 season. Hunter Schuerenburg scored a career-best second place finish with Kyle Larson completing the podium.

David Gravel said it best, “It’s a 40-lap race at Haubstadt, anything can happen.”

Anything can happen and just about everything did happen. Gravel’s night started off with a bang, literally, as he made heavy contact with the wall on his first lap in Qualifying, nearly sending the CJB Motorsports No.5 for a ride. Gravel never came to a complete stop, recollected his machine and smartly took his car backwards around the track to make sure he had momentum for his second Qualifying lap. The veteran move paid off as Gravel laid the fifth fastest lap in Flight B, positioning himself nicely for his Heat Race.

Gravel would go on to finish second in his Heat Race and draw the front row for the Sears Craftsman Dash, an event he would win to earn the pole of the 40-lap Feature. The Watertown, CT driver shared the front row with a different face, as Kevin Thomas Jr., in his first Outlaw start of the season, came forward to finish second in the Dash.

Thomas, a non-wing Sprint Car ace, used the cushion to lead the opening lap. Gravel would pull a slide job in turn one and two and led the field down the backstretch of the second lap. Just as the yellow flew for Aaron Reutzel, heartbreak struck for Thomas. The studs on the hub sheared off, causing the right front tire to come completely dislodged from the Dooling Hayward Motorsports No.63 machine, ending the current USAC Points Leader's night in unfortunate fashion.

Gravel controlled the restart, but Indiana native Justin Peck showcased his speed as he powered around the CJB Motorsports No.5 to lead Lap 4. Peck set a blistering pace out front and put some distance between him and the rest of the field once he took command.

Sheldon Haudenschild would throw his name in the mix, taking third on Lap 13 and began quickly closing in on Gravel and Peck as they navigated lapped traffic. Haudenschild and Gravel thrilled the capacity crowd, exchanging slide jobs back and forth for multiple laps as they battled for the runner-up spot in exciting fashion. Sheldon just barely edged Gravel at the line before the caution flew on Lap 23 for Kerry Madsen.

Peck chose the top for the double-file restart, but an excellent restart for Haudenschild saw him grab the lead convincingly. A Lap 30 caution for Ian Madsen set up the restart everyone is talking about.

Haudenschild elected to the bottom with Peck to his outside. Peck tried a massive slide job on Haudenschild in turn one and two for the lead, but it ended with the duo making heavy contact, creating a logjam in front of the rest of the field.

After the race, the two drivers had a different perspective on the incident. Sheldon, obviously disappointed, thought that the incident was pretty cut and dry, while Peck called it hard racing.

“I thought I had a run on the restart, we were both racing hard. I hope there are no hard feelings going forward. It’s definitely a confidence booster to have this much speed, but we have to finish races,” Peck said after the race. Peck, Haudenschild and Brady Bacon, who was running sixth, all had too much damage to continue.

After the carnage was cleared, David Gravel assumed the race lead with 10 laps remaining, with Hunter Schuerenburg and Kyle Larson in tow. Gravel was strong, but Schuerenburg stayed right with him in search of his first career Outlaw win. Gravel made a bold move with two laps remaining, splitting two lapped cars, but once again Schuerenburg kept pace. Schuerenburg got a massive run down the backstretch on the final lap to make it a thrilling finish to the line as Gravel barely edged the No.20N by 0.101 seconds for the victory. The win was CJB Motorsports fourth win in their last five starts at Tri-State, dating back to when Paul McMahan drove for the Pennsylvania-based team.

“I tried to race a smart race, the lapped cars got tricky. I saw Hunter poke his nose there at the end, what a great run for him, I’ve known him for a long time and they’ve been good this year,” David Gravel said in Victory Lane.

“With me in the middle, I knew it would be tough to go around me and I was still able to see who was on the bottom.” “I’m happy to get another win, it’s been an up and down year so far, happy to get a win on Natalie’s [Jackson] birthday and on Mother’s Day,” Gravel added.

Hunter Schuerenburg was pleased with his career-best second place effort, “We’re slowly getting there, I’m not going to say we are there yet, these guys [we are racing against] are really good. Overall it was a great effort for my team, this deal is a lot of fun. We’ll just keep on rolling and see if we can get one here soon.”

Kyle Larson finished third, but never truly threatened the race leaders. “My car got better and better throughout the race. I had a lot of fun tonight, it was cool to be on the podium after not being in a Sprint Car in a while,” Larson stated.

Joey Saldana came from ninth to fourth with 14th-starting Donny Schatz completing the top five. Last year’s Outlaw winner at Tri-State Parker Price-Miller earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 22nd to eighth.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season and heads to Central Pennsylvania for a trio of dates with the Pennsylvania Posse starting on Wednesday, May 16 at the Lincoln Speedway before heading to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday May 17 and 18 with the running of the Morgan Cup. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action live on

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [6][$5,500]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [5][$3,200]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana [9][$2,800]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [10][$2,300]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [11][$2,200]; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller [22][$2,100]; 9. 21-Carson Short [13][$2,050]; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7][$2,000]; 11. 13X-Paul McMahan [15][$1,500]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [18][$1,200]; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman [8][$1,100]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [19][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$1,000]; 16. 2-Shane Stewart [20][$900]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [17][$800]; 18. 41-Jason Johnson [24][$800]; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$800]; 20. 5X-Justin Peck [4][$800]; 21. 99-Brady Bacon [16][$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [23][$800]; 23. 63-Kevin Thomas [2][$800]; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel [21][$800] Lap Leaders: Kevin Thomas Jr. 1; David Gravel 2-3, 31-40; Justin Peck 4-23, Sheldon Haudenschild 24-30 KSE Hard Charger Award: 4-Parker Price-Miller[+14]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.056; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.215; 3. 21-Carson Short, 12.266; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.29; 5. 63-Kevin Thomas, 12.344; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.475; 7. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.477; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.6; 9. 51B-Joe Miller, 12.619; 10. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.634; 11. 5B-Chase Briscoe, 12.648; 12. 13X-Paul McMahan, 12.664; 13. 1M-James Moughan, 12.704; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.707; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.914; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.951; 17. 14X-Jeff Swindell, 12.972; 18. 98-Clinton Boyles, 13.22; 19. 85-Mike Terry, 13.481; 20. 10P-Jim Perricone, 14.055; 21. 45X-Eric Perrott, 14.534; 22. 39-Spencer Bayston, NT

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.935; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.151; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.248; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.317; 5. 5-David Gravel, 12.364; 6. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.384; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.397; 8. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.435; 9. 19-Brent Marks, 12.66; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.673; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.824; 12. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.83; 13. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.893; 14. 3-Dakota Jackson, 12.909; 15. 32-Chase Stockon, 12.938; 16. 4K-Kody Kinser, 13; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.198; 18. 7X-Critter Malone, 13.199; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.288; 20. 11-Max McGhee, 13.576; 21. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.609

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 2. 63-Kevin Thomas [3]; 3. 26-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 21-Carson Short [2]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8]; 6. 51B-Joe Miller [5]; 7. 14X-Jeff Swindell [9]; 8. 5B-Chase Briscoe [6]; 9. 1M-James Moughan [7]; 10. 85-Mike Terry [10]; 11. 45X-Eric Perrott [11]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 13X-Paul McMahan [6]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [7]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 7. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 8. 98-Clinton Boyles [9]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [8]; 10. 10P-Jim Perricone [10]; 11. 39-Spencer Bayston [11]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [3]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 7. 41-Jason Johnson [7]; 8. 32-Chase Stockon [8]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [10]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 11. 28-Brian Paulus [11]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon [4]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 6. 11-Max McGhee [10]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 8. 3-Dakota Jackson [7]; 9. 7X-Critter Malone [9]; 10. 4K-Kody Kinser [8]

Sears Craftsman Dash (8 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [6]; 2. 63-Kevin Thomas [5]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 4. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 5. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 6. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [7]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [8]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 14X-Jeff Swindell [1][-]; 2. 11-Max McGhee [8][-]; 3. 85-Mike Terry [5][$150]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [2][$150]; 5. 7X-Critter Malone [4][$150]; 6. 28-Brian Paulus [10][$125]; 7. 10P-Jim Perricone [7][$125]; 8. 45X-Eric Perrott [9][$125]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [6][$125]; 10. 98-Clinton Boyles [3][$125]; 11. 39-Spencer Bayston [11][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2][-]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1][-]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [4][-]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [6][-]; 5. 5B-Chase Briscoe [7][$300]; 6. 51B-Joe Miller [3][$250]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$225]; 8. 3-Dakota Jackson [8][$200]; 9. 14X-Jeff Swindell [13][$200]; 10. 32-Chase Stockon [10][$200]; 11. 83-Cory Eliason [5][$200]; 12. 11-Max McGhee [14][$200]; 13. 1M-James Moughan [9][$200]; 14. 4K-Kody Kinser [12][$200]

Sunday, May 13, 2018


By: Jenna Shotz

For the third time this season, Mark Smith found himself on the podium with the United Racing Club. Only this time, he found himself on top.

This was the first visit to the Bedford half mile for URC in 2018. Smith, a decorated veteran sprint car driver, started 7th in the main event. He finessed his way through traffic with ease, eventually catching up to Eddie Strada and making the pass for the lead on lap 17. Strada, a rookie with the club this season, started on the pole and lead every lap until Mark Smith beat Strada on a restart.

Smith pulled away from Strada until a red came out for Ryan Quackenbush flipping in turns 1 & 2 on lap 20. Quackenbush, another series rookie, was okay after the flip.

After the restart, Smith rocketed away again, while Strada slowed on the backstretch. His car ran out of fuel. In the end, it was Smith who crossed the finish line first, followed by Jason Shultz, Chad Layton, Curt Michael, and Chandler Leiby.

The scheduled show for Princeton Speedway (Princeton, WV) for Saturday, May 12th has been canceled. The Capitol Renegade United Racing Club will make their next appearance at Big Diamond Speedway (Minersville, Pennsylvania) on Friday, May 25th followed by Selinsgrove Speedway for the Gunn Memorial on Saturday, May 26th.

1. Mark Smith, 2. Jason Shultz, 3. Chad Layton, 4. Curt Michael, 5. Chandler Leiby, 6. Derek Locke, 7. Coleman Gulick, 8. Adam Carberry, 9. Josh Weller, 10. Troy Betts, 11. Jimmy Stitzel, 12. Ryan Stillwaggon, 13. Jason Cherry, 14. Eddie Strada, 15. Ryan Quackenbush, 16. Keith Prutzman, 17. Kyle Moody, 18. Chris Allen Jr., 19. Bryn Gohn, 20. Justin Barger

Brad Mellott takes round two of Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Season

They say the third time is the charm which was the case last evening at the Clinton County Motor Speedway as the weather finally cooperated and allowed the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series to get in only the second race of the 2018 season and the first at CCMS after two consecutive rain outs. As always a huge thank you goes out to the 21 sprint teams that signed in to race your support is appreciated. Three 7 car heat races were run, in the first heat Tylor Cochran started on the pole, jumped to the front and lead wire to wire with Kyle Ganoe and Bob Garvey, Jr. giving chase with first time competitor to the LHSS, Colton Hoover running a strong fourth. The finish positions were 1st Tylor Cochran, 2nd Kyle Ganoe, 3rd Bob Garvey, Jr., 4th Colton Hoover, 5th Dale Schweikart, 6th Ryan Lynn, 7th Dave Guss, Jr.

The second heat had Brad Mellott and Dakota Schweikart on the front row with Mellott taking a quick lead with Schweikart close behind, the two drivers got a little too racy out of turn two and going down the back stretch Ron Aurand who started third shot past both to take the lead and set a nice pace however a hard charging Ken Duke, Jr. closed in and took the lead and the win with about two laps to go. The finish was 1st Ken Duke, Jr., 2nd Ron Aurand, 3rd Brad Mellott, 4th Reed Thompson, 5th Dakota Schweikart, 6th Jeff Weaver, 7th Eric Husick.

The third heat race saw pole starter Scott Lutz take the lead to set the pace until the mag jumped and started misfiring and he dropped to the infield giving the lead to Ray Sheetz who ran a nice race only to be out muscled by a hard charging John Walp. The Wapwallopen driver went on to win. The finish was 1st John Walp, 2nd Ray Sheetz, 3rd Tyler Denochick, 4th Randy Sterling, 5th Jim Wagner, 6th Jim Kennedy, 7th Scott Lutz.

For the 20-lap feature the top four from each heat redrew for starting positions putting Tylor Cochran and Brad Mellott on the front row and at the waive of the green Mellott from Needmore, Pa. and making his first ever start at Clinton County jumped into the lead and withstood several yellows and many challenges to run his best feature ever leading all 20 laps and taking his first ever sprint car main event. Brad has been a loyal supporter of the LHSS and always runs strong and has won several heat races but it was his night, he held his line and was never rattled with many challenges by Cochran early in the run and later by Ken Duke, Jr. who was right there the latter part of the feature. There was plenty of action and position swapping and tough luck for Randy Sterling who was running a good race only to spin in turn four bringing out a yellow, also John Walp had a strong run going but on a restart heading into turn one he went low challenging Ken Duke, Jr. and his left front tire jumped the inside wall and he rode on top for a few feet causing damage and ending his night. More tough luck for seasoned veteran Jim Kennedy who was plagued with an ill running engine in his heat and decided to load up and never made the main event.

The finishing order was as follows: 1st 6x Brad Mellott, 2nd 67 Ken Duke, Jr., 3rd 19 Tylor Cochran, 4th 0 Kyle Ganoe, 5th 78s Dakota Schweikart, 6th 107 Colton Hoover, 7th 78 Dale Schweikart, 8th 99 Ray Sheetz, 9th 86 Ron Aurand, 10th 33 Scott Lutz, 11th R6 Reed Thompson, 12th 54m Ryan Lynn, 13th 3G Jeff Weaver, 14th 6 Tyler Denochick, 15th 72 Dave Guss, Jr., 16th 11x Bob Garvey, Jr., 17th 00s Randy Sterling, 18th 7J Jim Wagner, 19th 12H Eric Husick, 20th 5 John Walp, 21st 7 Jim Kennedy (DNS).

Donny Schatz Sweeps Outlaw Portion of Let’s Race Two Weekend at Eldora

ROSSBURG, OH – May 12, 2018 – The man is on a roll. Donny Schatz completed the weekend sweep of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series portion of Let’s Race Two at Eldora Speedway holding off Logan Schuchart for the second consecutive night. It was Schatz’ eighth win of the 2018 season and fourth in his last five starts as he continues to extend his lead atop the Series Point Standings in search of his 10th Outlaw Championship.

Schatz won the Sears Craftsman Dash and shared the front row with Parker Price-Miller. It was PPM getting the jump on the start as the Indiana native set the pace for the first four laps on the cushion before Schatz took command of the field on the fifth circuit on the bottom.

Schuchart just barely edged Price-Miller to the line on Lap 7, which was significant because the caution flew for Sheldon Haudenschild, lining Schuchart to the outside of Schatz. Haudenschild, who entered the evening third in the World of Outlaws Point Standings, was unable to return to action.

The restart saw Schatz and Schuchart put a straightaway back to the rest of the field, as the duo, who finished first and second a night ago, were once again the class of the field. Schuchart was able to keep his Shark Racing No.1S glued to the bottom of the Eldora Speedway racing surface and close in on Schatz.

But, catching Donny Schatz and passing Donny Schatz are two entirely different things. Every time it appeared Schuchart may have a run to get underneath Schatz, the Fargo, ND native would go to the bottom, forcing Schuchart to the top. Schuchart’s No.1S was not as strong on the cushion, allowing Schatz to maintain the lead each time.

With consecutive Green Flag action, lapped traffic played a factor. Schatz reminded everyone why he is the nine-time and defending Series Champion with his prowess through a maze of lapped cars. Schuchart, an Outlaw winner at Eldora last year, stayed right with Schatz every step and just as he was about to pull even with the Champion, the caution flew for an ailing Spencer Bayston with five laps remaining.

With five or fewer laps remaining in the Feature, the start was single-file. Schuchart and third-place running Aaron Reutzel both stayed with Schatz on the restart, but Donny was too strong and went on to take the checkered flag 1.536 seconds ahead of Schuchart.

“We love lapped traffic. That’s where races are won and lost,” Schatz said in Victory Lane when prompted about the close-quartered racing action. “My guys are incredible. We keep working, keep digging and keep finding ways to be up here at the end of the night,” Schatz added before expressing his thanks to the fans for coming out and thanking the track and officials for running an accelerated program to beat Mother Nature.

When asked about the close racing with Schuchart, Schatz referenced an old tale from his father, “If you are worried about what is behind you, you are going to have a hell of a time handling what’s in front of you. I’ve always raced like that and tonight was no different.”

Schuchart was pleased with his second consecutive runner-up finish. “It was a lot of fun racing up there. I know my heart was pumping, it was hard to stay calm,” the upbeat Hanover, PA native said. “What a great weekend for us. Two podiums and if you are going to finish second to someone, that’s a hell of a team to finish behind. They are incredible, but we are going to try and keep working hard to beat them,” Schuchart added.

Reutzel’s 2018 speed continued as he followed up last night’s disappointment of wrecking while leading with a podium finish. “I probably should have been a little more aggressive on the top, but we definitely wanted to finish after last night,” the Texan and current All-Star point leader said.

Kraig Kinser had an impressive 15th to fourth run for his best finish of the season with Tim Shaffer completing the top five. Early race leader Parker Price-Miller settled for sixth with Kerry Madsen, 17th-starting Brad Sweet, 22nd-starting Ian Madsen and 24th-starting Daryn Pittman completing the top ten. Pittman claimed KSE Hard Charger honors for the second consecutive night.

The Greatest Show on Dirt continues its 40th Anniversary Season with a haul to the Hoosier State for a third-attempt at racing at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN tomorrow evening Sunday, May 13. After that, the Series will head to Central Pennsylvania to take on the tough Pennsylvania Posse at Lincoln Speedway on May 16 and at Williams Grove on May 18 and 19. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on!

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$10,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$5,000]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4][$3,000]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$2,700]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6][$2,500]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2][$2,200]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5][$2,000]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [17][$1,800]; 9. 18-Ian Madsen [22][$1,600]; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman [24][$1,450]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [8][$1,300]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [10][$1,200]; 13. 99-Brady Bacon [23][$1,100]; 14. 5-David Gravel [7][$1,000]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart [19][$950]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [18][$900]; 17. 26-Joey Saldana [14][$850]; 18. 24-Rico Abreu [13][$750]; 19. 13X-Paul McMahan [9][$725]; 20. 10H-Chad Kemenah [20][$700]; 21. 19-Brent Marks [21][$700]; 22. 39-Spencer Bayston [16][$700]; 23. 12N-Cole Duncan [12][$700]; 24. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [11][$700]; Lap Leaders: Parker Price-Miller 1-4, Donny Schatz 5-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman[+14]

Qualifying: 1. 5-David Gravel, 12.91; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.939; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.949; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.007; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.032; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.051; 7. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.057; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.057; 9. 13X-Paul McMahan, 13.06; 10. 44-Trey Starks, 13.068; 11. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.076; 12. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.076; 13. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.092; 14. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.101; 15. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.109; 16. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.12; 17. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.152; 18. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.194; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.199; 20. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.206; 21. 19-Brent Marks, 13.209; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.214; 23. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.233; 24. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.251; 25. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.27; 26. 57-Gary Taylor, 13.296; 27. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.339; 28. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.395; 29. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.439; 30. 17C-Caleb Helms, 13.512; 31. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.569; 32. 28-Brian Paulus, 13.603; 33. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.658; 34. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.698; 35. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 13.948; 36. 83-Cory Eliason, 14.283

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1]; 3. 13X-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 99-Brady Bacon [7]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [9]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana [5]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 6. 57-Gary Taylor [7]; 7. 44-Trey Starks [3]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [9]; 9. 17C-Caleb Helms [8]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 9. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [9]

Heat #4 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 12N-Cole Duncan [3]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 7. 83-Cory Eliason [9]; 8. 28-Brian Paulus [8]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [7]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 7. 5-David Gravel [5]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [7]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 19-Brent Marks [2][-]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [4][-]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [5][-]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3][-]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [1][$300]; 6. 57-Gary Taylor [6][$250]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [13][$225]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7][$200]; 9. 83-Cory Eliason [16][$200]; 10. 45-Trevor Baker [9][$200]; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron [11][$200]; 12. 28-Brian Paulus [12][$200]; 13. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [15][$200]; 14. 13-Clyde Knipp [14][$200]; 15. 49D-Shawn Dancer [8][$200]; 16. 17C-Caleb Helms [10][$200]

DAVID HOLBROOK CLAIMS 5TH CAREER 358 SPRINT CAR VICTORY Marriott, Walls & Chronister Also Winners

Hanover, PA (5/11/18) – David Holbrook made the race winning pass following a lap 8 caution to claim his 5th career Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Sprint Car victory.

“That was a workout,” an exhausted Holbrook said in victory lane. “You don’t know how rough it is up there, but if I had to pass him that was where I had to be. I knew the restart was the place to go.”

Outside polesitter and racelong leader, Joe Trone Jr., held the top spot up until a caution was brought out by last week’s race winner, Austen Treuchet, who spun out in turn four collecting Brody Treaster. On the restart, Holbrook took to the high side of the race track and was able to make the race winning pass on Trone.

“We were a little slow the first couple of weeks and we’ve been making changes trying to catch up to this car,” Holbrook explained, “I think maybe we found something she likes.”

One lap later, Trone tagged the frontstretch wall, sending the car several feet up in the air. Trone was able to regain control and held off late race challenges from Mike Bittinger to finish the 25-lap feature race in the runner-up spot. Bittinger collected the Big Mike’s Crabhouse Hard Charger award by finishing third following his tenth-place start. Cody Fletcher and Steven Kisamore completed the top five.

Heats for the 358 Sprints were won by Kisamore and Treuchet.

An announcement was made in victory lane following the 358 Sprint Car feature concerning next week’s (Friday, May 18) Insinger Fuels 358 Sprint Car Spring Championship race. For the first time since Trail-Way began racing 358 Sprint Cars, lineups will be set based on time trials. The 25-lap feature race will pay $1,200 to win with $100 going to the driver that sets fast time.

“I love time trials around this place,” Holbrook mentioned regarding the Spring Championship race. “They need to do it more often.”

Defending track champion, Brian Marriott, claimed the 20-lap Mason Dixon 270 Micro Sprint feature at Trail-Way Speedway. Marriott made the race winning pass on polesitter Joe Long, Jr. on the fourth lap to take his ninth career win and second of 2018.

Long Jr. began to close in on Marriott, lap-by-lap, but in the end came up nearly a second shy of the top spot. Last week’s feature winner and fourteenth starter, Steven Cox finished third and took home the Donahue Motorsports Hard Charger award. Tim McClelland and Cory Myers completed the top five.

Heats for the 16 270 Micro Sprints were won by Zachary Glass and Marriott.

Brian Walls made a late race pass on Aaron Beard to take the Precise Racing Products Street Stock victory. Beard, who assumed the lead on lap eight following polesitter and racelong leader Sam Gallagher’s sudden exit from the speedway, closed the door several times on Walls’ attempts to pass on the inside.

Walls took advantage of Beard, following a lap 14 caution brought out by Jamie Zentmyer, making the pass and collecting the feature win.

A hard charging Mike Walls battled Ryan Smith for several laps and completed a pass for second when he suddenly lost his transmission and had to retire to the infield. Smith was able to finish second followed by Danny Beard, Jim Jacobs and Aaron Beard completing the top five.

Heats for the Street Stocks were won by Mike and Brian Walls.

Matt Chronister led every lap of the 20-lap Limited Stock championship feature to claim his 38th career win.

“I thought I had it the first week but I couldn’t get a good pass on Travis (Brown),” Chronister explained in victory lane. “I thought I had it the second week and I blew a tire trying to race with Robbie (Carroll). So, I guess tonight’s my night!”

“I lost second gear at some point,” Chronister continued, “I drove most of the race with one hand on the wheel and one hand on the shifter trying to hold it in gear. That one restart I went to go and put it in second and it came right back out. Kyle (Rohrbaugh) pushed me enough to get me going again, but from there on I was driving one-handed.”

Carroll, who blew a motor in his heat race, started the feature 24th and was able to make his way through the field to finish in the runner-up spot. Matt Worley, Justin Oberlin and Cody Klinedinst completed the top five.

Heats wins for the 24 Limited Stocks went to Rohrbaugh, Chronister, and Terry Hartlaub.

Next week, Friday, May 18, Trail-Way Speedway hosts the annual Insinger Fuels 358 Sprint Car Spring Championship, paying $1,200 to win. The event will include time trials for the 358 Sprint Cars. The driver that achieves fast time will receive $100. Also in action will be the 600 Micro Sprints, Central PA Legends and Limited Stocks. Trail-Way invites all military personnel to attend as Friday will be “Armed Forces Appreciation Night!” Show your military ID at the admission gate to receive free general admission. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with heats scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m.

Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, PA
Friday, May 11, 2018
For Immediate Release


FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 77-David Holbrook, [4]; 2. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [2]; 3. 12-Mike Bittinger, [10]; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [6]; 5. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [5]; 6. 511-John Sharpe, [1]; 7. 51-Austen Treuchet, [12]; 8. 11-Greg Plank, [9]; 9. 10T-Brody Treaster, [7]; 10. 13A-Trevin Caruccio, [11]; 11. (DNF) 44-Dylan Norris, [3]; (DNS) 69-Shane Hoff. No time.

Lap Leaders: Joe Trone Jr. (1-8), David Holbrook (9-25)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [2]; 2. 77-David Holbrook, [1]; 3. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [4]; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [6]; (DNS) 69-Shane Hoff, ; (DNS) 12-Mike Bittinger. Time – 2:20.73

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 51-Austen Treuchet, [1]; 2. 44-Dylan Norris, [5]; 3. 511-John Sharpe, [2]; 4. 10T-Brody Treaster, [4]; 5. 11-Greg Plank, [3]; 6. 13A-Trevin Caruccio, [6]. Time – 2:25.60


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 1B-Brian Marriott, [3]; 2. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [1]; 3. 44-Steven Cox, [14]; 4. 6-Tim Mc Clelland, [2]; 5. 20-Cory Myers, [5]; 6. 22-Michael Boer, [8]; 7. 21-Zachary Cool, [11]; 8. 37-Tyler Brown, [6]; 9. 03-Branstin Shue, [10]; 10. 96-Brock Whisler, [7]; 11. 09-John Horton, [13]; 12. (DNF) 47-Bobby Lamond, [12]; 13. (DNF) 28-Matt Frick, [9]; 14. (DNF) 84-Zachary Glass, [4]; 15. (DNF) 66-Tom Gaylor, [16]; 16. (DNF) 12-Bryce Trone, [15]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Joe Long, Jr. (1-3), Brian Marriott (4-20)

270 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 84-Zachary Glass, [2]; 2. 6-Tim Mc Clelland, [1]; 3. 20-Cory Myers, [8]; 4. 96-Brock Whisler, [5]; 5. 28-Matt Frick, [6]; 6. 21-Zachary Cool, [3]; 7. (DNF) 09-John Horton, [4]; (DNS) 12-Bryce Trone. No time.

270 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 1B-Brian Marriott, [2]; 2. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [1]; 3. 37-Tyler Brown, [6]; 4. 22-Michael Boer, [7]; 5. 03-Branstin Shue, [8]; 6. 47-Bobby Lamond, [3]; 7. (DNF) 44-Steven Cox, [4]; (DNS) 66-Tom Gaylor. No time.


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls, [7]; 2. 35-Ryan Smith, [5]; 3. 60-Danny Beard, [10]; 4. 4J-Jim Jacobs, [6]; 5. 60A-Aaron Beard, [2]; 6. 94M-Zachary Myers, [9]; 7. 94-Dalton Myers, [11]; 8. 81F-Gary Calimer Jr., [3]; 9. (DNF) 52-Mike Walls, [8]; 10. (DNF) 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, [12]; 11. (DNF) 25-Sam Gallagher, [1]; 12. (DNF) 36-Gary Warehime, [4]; 13. (DNF) 17-Brian Blank Jr, [13]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Sam Gallagher (1-7), Aaron Beard (8-14), Brian Walls (15-20)

Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 52-Mike Walls, [2]; 2. 4J-Jim Jacobs, [4]; 3. 36-Gary Warehime, [3]; 4. 60A-Aaron Beard, [6]; 5. 94M-Zachary Myers, [5]; 6. 94-Dalton Myers, [1]; 7. 17-Brian Blank Jr, [7]. No time.

Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) –  1. 2W-Brian Walls, [6]; 2. 35-Ryan Smith, [1]; 3. 81F-Gary Calimer Jr., [2]; 4. 25-Sam Gallagher, [5]; 5. 60-Danny Beard, [3]; 6. (DNF) 81J-Jamie Zentmyer, [4]. No time.


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 81-Matt Chronister, [2]; 2. 69-Robbie Carroll, [24]; 3. 6-Matt Worley, [10]; 4. 88-Justin Oberlin, [4]; 5. 99-Cody Klinedinst, [12]; 6. 22-Chad Martin, [11]; 7. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, [19]; 8. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [1]; 9. 67C-Jason Minter, [21]; 10. (DNF) 47-Travis Brown, [7]; 11. (DNF) 36-Bobby Wellman, [16]; 12. (DNF) 92-Terry Hartlaub, [3]; 13. (DNF) 46-Donald Smith, [18]; 14. (DNF) 55-Shawn Snell, [13]; 15. (DNF) 13-Robert Nicklow, [6]; 16. (DNF) 21-Ricky Weaver Jr, [15]; 17. (DNF) 28-Hayden Edwards, [14]; 18. (DNF) 27-Allen Johnson, [23]; 19. (DNF) 77-Justin Mong, [5]; 20. (DNF) 29-Wayne Kopp, [8]; 21. (DNF) 38-Jason Chronister, [9]; (DNS) 17-Dan Crepeau, ; (DNS) 32-Jeff Foster, ; (DNS) 86S-Tom Spangler. No time.

Lap Leaders: Matt Chronister (1-20)

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [5]; 2. 88-Justin Oberlin, [3]; 3. 47-Travis Brown, [8]; 4. 6-Matt Worley, [6]; 5. 55-Shawn Snell, [2]; 6. 36-Bobby Wellman, [1]; 7. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, [7]; 8. 86S-Tom Spangler, [4]. No time.

Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 81-Matt Chronister, [6]; 2. 77-Justin Mong, [4]; 3. 29-Wayne Kopp, [1]; 4. 22-Chad Martin, [7]; 5. 28-Hayden Edwards, [3]; 6. 17-Dan Crepeau, [8]; 7. (DNF) 32-Jeff Foster, [5]; 8. (DNF) 27-Allen Johnson, [2]. No time.

Limited Stock Heat 3 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 92-Terry Hartlaub, [4]; 2. 13-Robert Nicklow, [1]; 3. 38-Jason Chronister, [3]; 4. 99-Cody Klinedinst, [7]; 5. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr, [8]; 6. 46-Donald Smith, [6]; 7. 67C-Jason Minter, [2]; 8. (DNF) 69-Robbie Carroll, [5]. No time.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Dewease Rockets To 89th Career Win In Williams Grove Sprints Rains halt 358 sprints


Mechanicsburg – Lance Dewease of Fayetteville rocketed to his 89th career Williams Grove Speedway sprint car win on Friday night, worth $4,000 in what was a tune up for the regulars as they prepare for next week’s invasion by the World of Outlaws.

The victory put Dewease just one back of tying Fred Rahmer for the most sprint car wins in history at the oval.

Steve Buckwalter and Dewease earned the pole for the 25-lap main event and Buckwalter beat Dewease off of the blocks when the green flag fell over the field.

However only one lap could be scored before Rodney Westhafer stopped on the track, slowing the pace.

The restart turned to a red flag when TJ Dehaven hopped a wheel in the first turn and flipped outside the track.

Buckwalter of Royersford got away from Dewease when action resumed but it only took a few laps for Dewease to get his No. 69K clicking and he began biting into Buckwalter’s advantage by lap seven.

For three consecutive laps Dewease drove down considerable chunks of the lead and as the pair crossed the stripe to complete lap nine, they were nose to tail.

A low swoop through the first and second turns just moments later netted Dewease the lead as he bit fast off of the inside of the second turn to blast into control.

And from there he worked traffic with ease, slicing through the field to have a full straightaway advantage over the field by lap 17.

With Dewease out front, Lucas Wolfe took second shortly after the halfway point and then he and Danny Dietrich battled for the spot late in the race.

Another yellow flag with four laps to go wiped out Dewease’s 4.3 second margin and on the restart Wolfe buzzed the top in the first and second turns in an effort to steal the win but Dewease’s low line was his money lane as he pulled away off of the second turn.

The battle for second between Wolfe and Dietrich then continued with Dietrich gaining the spot on lap 23 before a final caution flag with a lap to go again bunched the field.

Wolfe again buzzed the turns one and two top lane trying to regain second but Dietrich prevailed at the finish for second.

Dewease’s margin of victory was 1.157 seconds. It was his second oval win of the season.

Buckwalter finished fourth in the feature with James McFadden crossing the line in fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to TJ Stutts, Anthony Macri, 17th starter Brandon Rahmer, Greg Hodnett and Alan Krimes.

Heats went to Stutts, Dewease and Buckwalter with Buckwalter winning the dash.

Stutts set fast time with a lap of 16.521 seconds.

The 20-lap 358 sprint main was under caution on lap four when rains hit the track, forcing postponement of the balance of the feature.

A date to complete the event will be announced in the near future.

Heats for the 358 sprints went to Cody Keller, Todd Rittenhouse Jr., and Dwight Leppo.

Keller was leading the feature over Rittenhouse when the rains began to fall.

Feature Finishes

410 sprints: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Steve Buckwalter, 5. James McFadden, 6. TJ Stutts, 7. Anthony Macri, 8. Brandon Rahmer, 9. Greg Hodnett, 10. Alan Krimes, 11. Freddie Rahmer, 12. Cory Haas, 13. Brian Montieth, 14. Aaron Ott, 15. Robbie Kendall, 16. Landon Myers, 17. Troy Fraker, 18. Chris Priar, 19. Brock Zearfoss, 20. Rick Lafferty, 21. Chad Trout, 22. Ryan Smith, 23. Rodney Westhafer, 24. TJ Dehaven

358 sprints: To Be Completed

Schatz Scores Third Win in Last Four Starts on Night One of Let’s Race Two at Eldora

ROSSBURG, OH – May 11, 2018 – Donny Schatz inherited the lead on Lap 14 and held off a late race charge from Logan Schuchart to claim the victory on the opening night of the Let’s Race Two weekend at Eldora Speedway. It was Schatz’ 7th win of the 2018, extending his point lead atop the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Point Standings. Schuchart finished second with Brad Sweet finishing third.

Ohio native Cole Duncan set fast time over the 37-car field, won his heat race and was victorious in the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 30-lap Feature. Duncan, in search of his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory, shared the front row with legend and fellow Buckeye Jac Haudenschild, who was seeking his 74th career Outlaw victory.

It was Haudenschild getting the jump at the tip of the Green and leading the opening circuit. Third-starting Donny Schatz swooped underneath Duncan to take second the following lap. Haudenschild, or more often referred to as ‘The Wild Child’, lived up to his nickname every bit as he flirted with the dangerous cushion and was up against the wall fending off Schatz narrowly at the line for the first five laps in exciting fashion.

A Lap 6 caution for Hunter Schuerenberg halted the action and bunched the field together. On the restart, Schatz, on the bottom, remained right with Haudenschild, but this time sixth-starting Aaron Reutzel was right in tow. The trio sliced and diced their way as they battled for the lead, utilizing every inch of the Eldora Speedway racing surface.

On Lap 11, Reutzel made an eye-catching move going around the nine-time Series Champion before going wheel-to-wheel with Haudenschild and pulling even with The Wild Child on the front stretch, trailing him by .005 at the conclusion of the 11th circuit. Reutzel would take command of the field on Lap 12.

Schatz continued to jockey with Haudenschild, which allowed Reutzel, who scored his first career Outlaw win earlier this season at Tulare, to put a couple car-lengths between himself and Schatz and Haudenschild. Schatz finally wrestled the runner-up spot away from Haudenschild on Lap 13 and set his eyes on the Texas native for the lead on what promised to be a great battle.

Disaster struck for Reutzel on Lap 14, as he bobbled just enough on the thin Eldora Speedway cushion to lose the handle on his No.87, before making heavy contact with the outside retaining wall, ending his night. Schatz and Haudenschild both showed their veteran prowess avoiding Reutzel’s ailing machine as it bounced back into the racing line. Reutzel was uninjured in the accident and expressed his apologies to his race team stating the dangerous Eldora cushion got the better of him tonight.

One lap later, David Gravel was left nowhere to go and spun in turn two, creating a logjam that included Carson Macedo, Rico Abreu and Joey Saldana. Gravel and Abreu were able to make repairs, but Macedo and Saldana’s nights both came to an end.

The action remained intense on the restart as cars scattered around the Eldora racing surface. Brad Sweet had an excellent restart and moved into the runner-up position and nearly completed a slider on Schatz for the lead, to no avail as the Fargo, ND native powered around Sweet on the cushion.

Eighth-starting Logan Schuchart began making the bottom work and took the runner-up spot away from Sweet with eight laps remaining. Schuchart closed in on Schatz, who made a daring move splitting lapped cars, to extend the lead once again just as Schuchart was preparing to bid for the lead. Schuchart, who won during last year’s Let’s Race Two event at Eldora, closed in one last time with two laps remaining, but Schatz was too strong and took the checkered flag 1.041 seconds in front of the Hanover, PA native with Sweet completing the podium.

“I had a good car, we played around a little and tried something different, but this team just continues to work. We probably weren’t the best car tonight, but we are here standing with the checkered flag,” Schatz said in Victory Lane. When asked about Reutzel’s move for the lead and crash, Schatz said, “He was really fast, but he wore it out. That’s the big part of racing with the World of Outlaws. You’ve got to finish races to win the Championship and sometimes you can’t go as hard to make sure you finish these races.

Schatz also praised the Eldora Speedway track crew, “Everyone has a different perspective of what is a good race or not. There were multiple grooves and guys were making moves all over the place and that’s really all you can ask for.”

Jac Haudenschild settled for fourth with Duncan completing the top five. Gary Taylor, who was as high as second at one point, faded late to sixth. Sheldon Haudenschild came forward to seventh with 14th-starting Jason Johnson, 26th-starting Daryn Pittman and Kerry Madsen completing the top ten. Pittman’s effort was good enough to earn KSE Hard Charger honors, advancing 17 positions. Brady Bacon was the lone driver to compete in both portions of the Let’s Race Two. Bacon was victorious with USAC by nearly five seconds and finished 16th with the wing on in the Feature.

The Let’s Race Two weekend at Eldora Speedway wraps up tomorrow night Saturday, May 12. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to catch all the action live on!

Qualifying: 1. 12N-Cole Duncan, 12.879; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.925; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.948; 4. 5-David Gravel, 12.967; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.978; 6. 57-Gary Taylor, 12.999; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.014; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.029; 9. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.041; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.06; 11. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.066; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.086; 13. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.093; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.094; 15. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.126; 16. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.126; 17. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.13; 18. 21B-Carson Macedo, 13.133; 19. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.154; 20. 13X-Paul McMahan, 13.164; 21. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.185; 22. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.255; 23. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.262; 24. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.278; 25. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.285; 26. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.318; 27. 44-Trey Starks, 13.319; 28. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.326; 29. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.345; 30. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.361; 31. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.454; 32. 19-Brent Marks, 13.551; 33. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.558; 34. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.599; 35. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.802; 36. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 13.819; 37. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.351

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 12N-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 99-Brady Bacon [3]; 7. 26-Joey Saldana [7]; 8. 49D-Shawn Dancer [9]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [10]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 57-Gary Taylor [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [6]; 5. 21B-Carson Macedo [5]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [8]; 7. A79-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [3]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 7. 44-Trey Starks [7]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [9]

Heat #4 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 3. 5-David Gravel [1]; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 5. 13X-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 8. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [9]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [8]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 12N-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 7. 57-Gary Taylor [6]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 99-Brady Bacon [1][-]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [4][-]; 3. 26-Joey Saldana [5][-]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][-]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [10][$300]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3][$250]; 7. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6][$225]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [8][$200]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [13][$200]; 10. 44-Trey Starks [7][$200]; 11. 45-Trevor Baker [11][$200]; 12. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [16][$200]; 13. 22M-Dan McCarron [14][$200]; 14. 13-Clyde Knipp [15][$200]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [9][$200]; 16. 19-Brent Marks [12][$200]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [17][$200]