Monday, August 03, 2015

Robbie Stillwagon Wires Field For Kramer Cup Victory

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Robbie Stillwaggon of Burlington, N.J. powered to his first win of the season in the second annual Selinsgrove Ford Kramer Cup for 360 sprint cars Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The $2,573 victory, at the wheel of the Quality Auto Body No. 89, marked Stillwaggon’s second career at the track in the United Racing Club sanctioned
event that was a tribute to the late Hall of Fame sprint car driver and former Selinsgrove champion Kramer Williamson.

A stray shower at 7 p.m. caused a nearly three-hour delay to the start of Saturday night’s racing program which was spun off at a fast pace once the first green flag waved about 10 p.m. with a big crowd and strong field of race cars in attendance.

Coleby Frye of Dover scored his first win of the season at Selinsgrove by just half of a second over Dave Zona of Montrose in the 25-lap super late model feature.

Brad Mitch of McClure drove to his third win of the year in the 15-lap pro stock feature.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present a four division racing show featuring the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners on Reinhart Food Service Night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will also have a classic race car display set up behind the covered grandstand prior to the start of Saturday’s show. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

With URC sprint regulars Curt Michael and Robbie Stillwaggon sharing the front row for the start of the Kramer Cup, Stillwaggon pulled into the early lead and quickly showed he had a capable race car. With five laps down, Stillwaggon set a torrid pace on the lightning-quick speedway over Michael, fourth-place starter TJ Stutts, sixth-place starter Mark Smith, and third-place starter Derek Locke.

Stutts stormed into the runner up position a lap later and completed a pass for the lead only to have it called back when the caution flag unfurled on lap seven. When the race resumed, Stillwaggon kept the field at bay as eighth-place starter Aaron Ott began to show a lot of speed.

The red flag waved on lap 13 when Jason Clauss’ car had a rear wheel break loose, causing the car to go into a wild spin and flip over on the frontstretch. Clauss escaped injury.  An intense five-car battle unfolded at the front of the track between Stillwaggon, Stutts, Smith, Ott, and fifth-place starter Davie Franek when the race resumed.

The caution flag slowed the field again on lap 17 when Colby Womer’s car rolled to a stop in turn four. When the green flag waved, Smith horsepowered his way into the runner up position and attempted to reel in Stillwaggon. At the checkered flag, Stillwaggon was victorious by 2.8 seconds over Smith, Stutts, Ott, and Franek. 

360 Sprint Cars – 33 Entries
25-Lap Kramer Cup A-Main:  1) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon  2) M1 Mark Smith  3) 23 TJ Stutts  4) 25O Aaron Ott  5) 28F Davie Franek  6) 29 Jason Shultz  7) 77 Derek Locke  8) 66 Ryan Kissinger  9) 5G Curt Michael  10) 1W Eric Tomecek  11) 45 Chuck Hebing  12) 5 Justin Barger  13) 79 Jordan Thomas  14) 25 Josh Weller  15) 49S Mallie Shuster  16) 2L Art Liedl  17) 56 Randy West  18) Nyle Berkes  19) 12B Brad Franks  20) C4 Jim Shuster  21) 19 Colby Womer  22) 08 Jason Clauss  23) M16 Justin Hoffman  24) 29S Derek Steward  25) 22 Troy Betts
Heat Winners:  Curt Michael, Robbie Stillwaggon, Derek Locke, TJ Stutts
Consolation Winner:  Jim Shuster

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