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Sunday, July 26, 2015

STANDING ROOM ONLY CROWD ON HAND FOR TOMECEK, CAMPBELL, STROUP & SNOOK VICTORIES ON DRIVER & FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT!

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – A huge crowd was on hand Saturday evening at Selinsgrove Speedway to watch an exciting four division racing program on Driver & Fan Appreciation Night sponsored by Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center.
Eric Tomecek of Abottstown drove to his second win of the season in the 25-lap 360 sprint car feature at the wheel of the Central Builders Supply Co. No. 1-W. The $2,500 victory was Tomecek’s third career at the track.
Steve Campbell of Danville powered to his third win of the year in the $2,500-to-win, 25-lap super late model main event. The win marked the 48th of Campbell’s career at the track in super late model competition.
AJ Stroup of Evandale wired the field for his first career win in the A&A Auto Stores 14th Annual Pro Stock 20. Stroup collected $1,000 for his 17th overall career victory in the division’s biggest race of the year. Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove was the night’s pro stock fast qualifier with a lap time of 24.323.
Dustin Snook of McClure closed out the night with his second career win in the 12-lap roadrunner race.
Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 2nd Annual Kramer Cup for 360 sprint cars sanctioned by the United Racing Club at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. The 25-lap tribute race to honor the memory of the late sprint car champion will pay $2,573 to win and $200 to start. Joining the sprint cars on the racing program will be the super late models and pro stocks. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
Selinsgrove Ford will hold a race car display on the dealership lot Saturday afternoon prior to the Market Street Race Car Parade through downtown Selinsgrove at 4 p.m.
At the start of the sprint car feature, polesitter Kevin Albert brought out the red flag when his car turned over in turn three. On the restart, original third-place starter Jim Shuster led the first lap of the race. On the second circuit, fifth-place starter Eric Tomecek took command of the field with an outside pass in turn two and never looked back.
Fourth-place starter Eric Parker held down the runner-up position while sixth-place starter Ryan Kissinger worked his way into the third spot. On lap nine, Kissinger drove by Parker for the second position and set his sights on Tomecek. With 10 laps remaining, 10th-place starer Mark Smith advanced to third.
Down to seven laps to race, Kissinger started to reel in Tomecek at the front of the pack. His efforts were aided by a caution flag on lap 19 when Brian Nornhold stopped his car on the track. On the ensuing restart, Tomecek continued to set a torrid pace as Smith began to challenge Kissinger for the runner-up position.
On the final lap, Smith pulled a slider on Kissinger in turn four to take the second position while Tomecek streaked under the checkered flag to take the win by 2.7 seconds. Kissinger settled for third, while TJ Stutts and Colby Womer rounded out the top five.
Polesitter Danny Snyder pulled into the early lead at the start of the late model feature. Snyder was chased by fourth-place starter Donnie Schick. On a lap two restart, fifth-place starter Tony Adams moved into third while 10th-place starter Steve Campbell advanced to fourth. Two laps later Adams drove by Schick for the second spot.
On the eighth circuit, Campbell made the winning pass using the inside lane in turn four. Jeff Rine, who started 12th, followed Campbell into the runner-up position as Adams raced third. In the final laps of the race, Campbell began to stretch his lead over Rine and 11th-place starter Matt Cochran, who took over third on a lap 19 restart.
At the finish, Campbell was victorious by 2.3 seconds over Rine, Cochran, Adams, and second-place starter Hayes Mattern.
In the Pro Stock 20, polesitter AJ Stroup drove into the lead at the drop of the green flag. Stroup was closely chased by second-place starter Nathan Long, fifth-place starter Brad Mitch, and fourth-place starter Andrew Shoop.
By lap six, the top four runners broke away from the field in a close bumper-to-bumper duel for the race lead. Seventh-place starter Dave Brouse Jr. made it a five-car breakaway by the midway point of the race. On lap 11, however, Brouse was caught up in a tangle with Adam Campbell.
When the race resumed, Stroup set the pace in front of Long, Mitch, and Shoop. On the 15th circuit, Long briefly pulled in front of Stroup in turn three only to lose the lead when his car drifted high racing out of turn four. Then, with two laps remaining, Shoop’s chances of a victory went away after getting caught up in a multi-car melee.
Back under the green flag, Long and Mitch raced for the second position, which allowed Stroup to stretch his lead by the slimmest of margins. On the final lap, contact caused Long to brush the frontstretch guardrail and go into a wild spin. Stroup crossed the finish line and posted a one-second margin of victory over Mitch, Jake Buck, Brouse, and Brandon Moser. Long nursed his car across the finish line in the sixth position.
In the roadrunner feature, Snook started in the third position and led flag to flag for the victory. He held off fifth-place starter Bob Bussey for most of the race until sixth-place starter John Fowler Jr. made a late-race charge into the second spot to put in a bid for the lead and win. At the checkered flag, Snook was victorious by just .47 of a second over Fowler, Bussey, Keith Bissinger, and Brandon Shultz.

SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 25 July 2015 360 Sprint Cars – 23 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 1W Eric Tomecek 2) 1 Mark Smith 3) Ryan Kissinger 4) 23 TJ Stutts 5) 19 Colby Womer 6) 39 Eric Parker 7) 28F Davie Franek 8) 49 Mike Walter 9) 29 Jason Shultz 10) 77 Derek Locke 11) 33W Michael Walter II 12) 79 Jordan Thomas 13) C4 Jim Shuster 14) 29S Derek Steward 15) 49S Mallie Shuster 16) 67 Jason Cherry 17) 71C Charlie Anderson 18) 5 Brian Nornhold 19) 3 Dave Ely 20) 66K Noah Kissinger 21) 3A Kevin Albert 22) 99K Cody Keller 23) 44 John Braim Heat Winners: TJ Stutts, Jordan Thomas, Jason Shultz

Late Models – 21 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 2 Steve Campbell 2) 2J Jeff Rine 3) 16 Matt Cochran 4) 88 Tony Adams 5) 9 Hayes Mattern 6) 99Z Dave Zona 7) 27 Jim Yoder 8) 33C Chris Casner 9) 61 Ken Trevitz 10) 4S Danny Snyder 11) 6 Donnie Schick 12) 7M Meade Hahn 13) 99 Steve Stitt 14) Z14 Dave Brouse Sr. 15) 10 Dave Stamm 16) 45 Eric Hons 17) 88T Erinie Millon 18) 98 Randy Croop 19) 15 Shaun Miller 20) 3 Robbie Smith 21) 11 Jason Schmidt Heat Winners: Hayes Mattern, Matt Cochran, Jeff Rine

Pro Stocks – 26 Entries 20-Lap A-Main: 1)26 AJ Stroup ($1,000) 2) 10M Brad Mitch 3) 6C Jake Buck 4) 14 Dave Brouse Jr. 5) 8M Brandon Moser 6) 63 Nathan Long 7) 20 Randy Croop 8) 55 John Troxell 9) 99H Peanut Heintzelman 10) 8S Andrew Shoop 11) 33 Curtis Lawton 12) 14C Bill Conrad 13) 4 Jim Payne 14) 22 Ricky Buss 15) G3 Jim Gearhart 16) 99 Kyle Bachman 17) 28 Dan Condo 18) 2C Adam Campbell 19) 70J John Schreffler 20) 83 Matt Wilson 21) 88 Matt Hornberger 22) 11 Derrick Garman 23) 40 Tommy Slanker 24) 26S Nate Stroup 25) 1 Rick Bixler Heat Winners: AJ Stroup, Nathan Long, Brandon Moser
Time Trials: 1) 99 Kyle Bachman 24.323 2) 14 Dave Brouse Jr. 24.376 3) 2C Adam Capmbell 24.514 4) 8S Andrew Shoop 24.557 5) 10M Brad Mitch 24.715 6) 26 AJ Stroup 24.739 7) 1 Rick Bixler 24.759 8) 83 Matt Wilson 24.791 9) 55 John Troxell 24.816 10) 63 Nathan Long 24.822 11) 6C Jake Buck 24.881 12) 11 Derrick Garman 24.891 13) 33 Curtis Lawton 25.059 14) 70J John Schreffler 25.150 15) 88 Matt Hornberger 25.202 16) 8M Brandon Moser 25.202 17) 26S Nate Stroup 25.250 18) 99H Peanut Heintzelman 25.403 19) 28 Dan Condo 25.406 20) 40 Tommy Slanker 25.428 21) G3 Jim Gearhart 25.568 22) 28J Jeff Ceballo Jr. 25.685 23) 20 Randy Croop 25.742 24) 14C Bill Conrad 26.021 25) 22 Ricky Buss 26.038 26) 4 Jim Payne 26.090 Roadrunners – 12 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 15 Dustin Snook 2) 02 John Fowler 3) 76 Bob Bussey 4) 11 Keith Bissinger 5) 31B Brandon Shultz 6) 8K Jeremy Kline 7) 7 Butch Shaffer 8) F14 Ed Capper 9) 32 Ken Schreffler 10) 41D Dennis Conrad 11) 12 Tom Underwood 12) 3B Jason Brosius

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