Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Central PA Racing Scene Power Rankings 3/30/16

Ok folks it's that time of the racing season. Time to fire up the inaugural edition of the Central PA Racing Scene Power Rankings. This week will be the rankings for the first 5 weeks of the racing season and only for the 410 sprint cars. We will add the 358's, 360's and Super Sporstman as they get more races in. Just a quick FYI I base the power rankings off of the stats you see on the left hand side of the website. I do not discriminate on what track the drivers choose to run at on any given week. Seems pretty simple right? With that here are the 1st edition on Power Rankings.

1.Greg Hodnett - Is there any dispute that Greg has been the top driver in Central PA so far in 2016? Wins at Lincoln Speedway, Port Royal Speedway (Both Opening day wins at the track) and a win in the 2nd race of the season at Williams Grove Speedway. Just for fun you could add on his 2 top 5's and a top 10 with the Outlaws back in January in Florida (but they do not count for our power rankings). Also has 1 heat win so far in 2016 making Greg to top dog in Central PA.

2.Brian Montieth - 1 win at Lincoln Speedway to start the year in the 2nd race of the season. 4 top 5's to go along with that feature win, including a 2nd place finish Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. Is tops in heat race wins in Central PA with 3.

3.Aaron Ott - Picked up his 1st win of the season Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway. Has 2 top 5's after getting off to a rocky start at Lincoln Speedway to begin the season.

4.Brent Marks - Picked up his 1st win of the season at Port Royal Speedway. Way early in the season for Marks to find victory lane. Last year he didn't see victory lane until he went back to back to back sweeping fair week at Port Royal. In 2014 he didn't find victory lane until Speedweek. If Brent is this fast already, he could set a new season high in wins (if his road schedule doesn't keep him away to much). Owns 1 heat win as well.

5.Danny Dietrich - Hasn't found victory lane yet in 2016 but the 2015 Central PA Racing Scene driver of the year is not far from it. 3 top 5's and 3 top 10's so far shows he has the consistency now needs to find that little extra to get passed Hodnett and Montieth. Has said to be doing R&D work at the start of the season to get ready for the big $ races later in 2016. Also with 1 heat win.

6.Adam Wilt - Quietly having a very solid start to 2016 at Lincoln Speedway. 2 top 5's and 2 top 10's in 4 races at Lincoln Speedway. Don't be surprised to see his family owned 15 find victory lane very soon.

7.Doug Esh - 2 top 5's and 2 top 10's to start the season for the former Lincoln Speedway, National Open, and Tuscarora 50 winner. Has 1 heat win as well. Look for the Coldren Motorsports 07 to be parked on the stage at Port in the coming weeks as it seems Doug has finally found a home with the team, and with hs long time crew chief back with him speed will not be an issue.

8.Freddie Rahmer - Along with Wilt and Esh, Freddie Jr has 2 top 5's and 2 top 10's. One of them coming opening night at Williams Grove Speedway. Has 1 heat win as well. Look for the familiar white 51 to be sitting in the winners circle at both Williams Grove (which would be his 1st career feature win at the track) and Lincoln Speedway where he won at in 2015.

 9.Mike Wagner -  1 top 5 and 2 top 10's in 3 races at Port Royal Speedway. The former track champion is always a threat every time he drives onto the racing surface at Port Royal Speedway. 1 heat win as well so far in 2016.

10.Jim Siegel / Alan Krimes -Both drivers have identical stats so far in 2016 which is why they are tied for 10th spot in our rankings. 1 top 5 and 2 top 10's so far for 2 thirds of the 3 Amigos.

Honorable Mentions....

Billy Dietrich and Rick Lafferty - Both drivers picked up hugely popular wins early in 2016. Dietrich won his 3rd start of the season at Lincoln Speedway, while Lafferty won opening night at Williams Grove Speedway.

Well that is all for this week. Hope you all enjoyed the new Power Rankings. Let me know what you think. Did I get them correct? Am I way off base? Hit me up on TWITTER or you can either let a comment in the comment section of this article, or if you are following along on the sites FaceBook Page.

Monday, March 28, 2016


PA Sprint Car News Official Press Release

Hanover, PA | March 27, 2016

The 2016 season kicked off for the 358 sprints at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night. 31 cars packed the pit area for a beautiful night of racing. Hartlaub and team came in focused and ready. The plan through out the night was to build the notebook and seat time with improvements. The team was ready to capitalize of a very promising test at Susquehanna Speedway just one week ago.

"My uncle drew a one for me so we're starting first in heat one" Kody said.

Car showed instant speed leading the first two heat laps with a caution. Hartlaub noticed there was an issue with the throttle but tried to carry on. On the restart Kody jumped to the high side slipping to second while maintaining a gap to third place Matt Campbell.  The throttle issue was to much, forcing the car to spin out at turn two. After the car towed back to the pit area to fix a flat right front tire the team plugged away trying to solve the issue.

"I had to hold the throttle open or else the motor would stumble. Hard to focus on driving and staying out of trouble while running almost wide open the whole time. Now it's about seat time, starting pretty much back in the B, we'll see how this goes." Kody expressed.

With Kody starting thirteenth in the 358 B Main it was all about seat time, keeping the car clean and picking the right opportunities to pass. Within the ten lap consolation race Kody charged up to and finishing eighth, just two spots from qualifying. Team will build off of this and prep for next weekend.

Chris Arnold went on to capture the 358 feature win later in the night.

Kody Hartlaub and Duncan Racing get back to it next Saturday, April 2nd. The 410 sprints and legend cars will be on tap along with the 358 sprints.

Kody Hartlaub and Duncan Racing would like to thank their sponsors, with out them this could not be possible. Primary sponsors - J&M Construction, Barbie Miller - Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Mentzer's Remodeling, Mirfin Excavating & Paving along with Pretzel Boy as major sponsors. Contingency sponsors are PA Sprint Car News, 4Four Graphics, Rudisill Trucking, GBIR and Stringy's Speed Shop.

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Sunday March 27th

Hodnett, Ott and Invader Kahne Are Winners

   The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars started the weekend off Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Greg Hodnett lost the sprint car season opener last week due to mechanical difficulty but was not to be denied this time.  Greg took the win over Brent Marks and Brian Montieth. It was Greg's 3rd series win of the season. Kasey Kahne ventured in to Central PA on an off weekend from NASCAR action and won the feature at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night. Brian Montieth finished 2nd with Lucas Wolfe in 3rd. The same night up at Port Royal Speedway Aaron Ott won his first series feature of the year with Doug Esh 2nd and Logan Wagner 3rd.
  The series continues this weekend with Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night April 1st. Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway are both back with shows on Saturday night April 2nd.

Greg Hodnett leads the points over Brian Montieth with Danny Dietrich up to 3rd.

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listing; position, car number driver, point total, series wins

AFTER; 3/26/16

1. 27 Greg Hodnett  240 3
2. 21 Brian Montieth 175 1
3. 48 Danny Dietrich 115
4. 25 Aaron Ott  100 1
5. 19M Brent Marks  99 1
6. 51 Freddie Rahmer 92
7. 15 Adam Wilt  87
8. 07 Doug Esh  86
9. 11c Cory Haas  76
10. 0 Rick Lafferty  60 1
10. 5c Dylan Cisney  60
10. 55 Mike Wagner  60
10. M1 Mark Smith  60
14. 87 Alan Krimes  56
15. 23 T J Stutts  55
16. 4 Kasey Kahne  50 1
16. 8 Billy Dietrich  50 1
16. 59 Jim Siegel  50
19. 17B Steve Buckwalter 46
20. 1 Lucas Wolfe  42
21. 94 Ryan Smith  40
21. 7W Logan Wagner 40
23. 16 Gerard McIntyre Jr 39
24. 3z Brock Zearfoss 36
25. 2W Glenndon Forsythe 35

Coming Up
  4/1 Williams Grove Speedway
  4/2 Lincoln Speedway
  4/2 Port Royal Speedway
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  4/9 Lincoln Speedway
  4/9 Port Royal Speedway
  4/10 Susquehanna Speedway
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Photo Courtesy of Brian Miller

Gene Knaub, Craig Morgan and Bill Diehl also score wins
YORK HAVEN, PA 3/26/16

Harrisburg’s Gregg Foster helped usher in a new season of racing at Susquehanna Speedway to become the first winner of the new era of racing under the Scott Gobrecht/Kolten Gouse banner.

Foster held off repeated challenges from Kevin Nouse to score the opening night 25-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature win Saturday at the York Haven oval.

It marked the first competitive night of action at the York County track under the new management as a nice size crowd came out to see all of the off-season changes to the facility as well as all of the action on the new racing surface.

Other winners on opening night included Dover’s Gene Knaub in the 358 Late Models, Halifax’s Craig Morgan in the Street Stocks and defending series champ Bill Diehl of Craley, PA was the ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends winner.

Foster started on the front row of the 25-lap Super Sportsman feature and only momentarily lost the point during the early stages of the race despite battle throttle issues.

Foster was able to keep Mechanicsburg’s Kevin Nouse at bay to secure the win aboard his American Legion Dept. of Pennsylvania RPM Chassis No. 32.

Nouse came home in the runner-up spot with Newville’s Russ Mitten earning the Hard Charger award after starting back in the 15th spot and finishing third.

Fourth went to Newville’s Devin Beidel with Marysville’s Kenny Edkin rounding out the top five finishers.

Sixth through tenth were 18th starting Timmie Barrick, Rich Eichelberger, Scott Geesey, Jay Fannasy and Tony Jackson.

Heat races for the 31 Super Sportsman were won by Mike Enders, Scott Dellinger and Rick Barr with Davey Walsh topping the consolation.

Gene Knaub continued his domination in the 358 late model ranks as he opened the Susquehanna season with a victory in the 20-lap feature over Jake Jones, Steve Billet, Randy Christine, Jr. and Justin Ehrhart. Knaub started fourth and took control from Jones on the fifth lap.

Christine and Chase Billet were late model heat winners with 20 cars pitside.

Despite starting fourth, Craig Morgan led every lap to win the Street Stock feature, taking the checkered flag over Jasen Geesaman, Eddie Richards, Ryan Smith and Jim Palm.

Heats for the 28 cars were won by Jason Townsend, Eddie Richards and Ryan Smith.

Defending Central PA Legends champion Bill Diehl was back in winning form as he came away with the win in that division’s feature event, defeating Lucas Montgomery, Chad Earnst, Travis McClelland and Justin Mitchell. Diehl led laps 2 through 20 but his win came in a near photo finish over Montgomery.

Heats for the 23 Legends went to McClelland, Harlon Leppo and Mitchell.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action Saturday, April 2 at 6PM with a three-division program of Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman, 358 Late Models and Street Stocks.

Results From March 26, 2016

Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman ( 31 Cars ):
1) 32 Gregg Foster 2) 1J Kevin Nouse 3) 77 Russ Mitten ( Hard Charger ) 4) 19 Devin Beidel 5) 75 Kenny Edkin 6) 7B Timmie Barrick 7) 8 Rich Eichelberger 8) 41 Scott Geesey 9) 222 Jay Fannasy 10) 17J Tony Jackson 11) 55c Chad Criswell 12) 99 Chad Smith 13) 318 Teddy Thomas 14) 99G Scott Grace 15) 6 Steve Wilbur 16) 77w Tom Wyckoff 17) 3B Mike Enders 18) 14 Nate Young 19) 30 Scott Dellinger 20) 4 Joe Bryson 21) 44 Russ Lebo 22) 20w Davey Walsh 23) 00 Rick Barr 24) 58 Paul Miller

DNQ: 54 Doug Dodson, 32J Justin Foster, 91 Lanny Hake, 2 Mike Lorah, 10 Troy Rhome, 83 Bruce Buckwalter, 11s John Stoll Jr.

Central Pa Legends ( 23 Cars ):
1) 53 Bill Diehl 2) 15 Lucas Montgomery 3) 85 Chad Earnst 4) 93 Travis McClelland 5) 91 Justin Mitchell 6) 19 Travis Perry 7) 20 Rocky Magaro 8) 14 Joe Ehrisman 9) 79 Ed Trump 10) X Justice Forbes 11) 18 Chris Transeau 12) 18H Jeff Herbst 13) 8A Austin Bellemare 14) 7md Nathan Renfro 15) 8Ball Robert Shaw 16) 15H Harlon Leppo 17) 43 Tony Markovich 18) 25 Cody Madison 19) O7 Bob Stough 20) 94 Greg Burd 21) 83 Jason Gastley 22) 5 Scott Houdeshell

DSQ: 8cr Mason Chaney

358 Late Models ( 20 Cars ):
1) 1 Gene Knaub 2) 43 Jake Jones 3) 20 Steve Billet 4) 74 Randy Christine Jr. 5) 69 Justin Erhart 6) NINE Randy Stoudt ( Hard Charger ) 7) 48 Chris Knopp 8) 57 Brad Shank 9) 19L Dave Latsha 10) 116 Travis Mease 11) 31 Dave Ogin 12) 89 Sonny Norris 13) 19 Drew Weisser 14) 3 Ron Kline 15) 722 Pat McNeal 16) 000 Matt Nailor 17) 2 Scott Richwine 18) 21m Matt Murphy 19) 22 Chase Billet 20) 62 Devin Frey

Street Stocks ( 28 Cars ):
1) 11 Craig Morgan 2) 86 Jasen Geesaman 3) FOUR Eddie Richards 4) 59 Ryan Smith 5) 7p Jim Palm 6) 72 Jason Townsend 7) M1 Mike Potts 8) 43 Eric Tripp 9) OO Josh Bloom 10) 39 Wayne Dutterer Jr. 11) 23B Don Murphy 12) 37 Mark Hutchison 13) 9 Matt Adams 14) O1 Kyle Saylor 15) F5 Dalton Frye 16) 101 Dave Goode 17) 64 Brandon Wanner 18) 41w Doug Hoffman 19) 94 Mike Buckley 20) 54J Jimmy Combs 21) 16 Walt Lemmon 22) 25H Joe Hower 23) 47 Bob Scott Jr. 24) 00 Calvin Redding

DNQ:  12 Scott Thunberg, 71 Sean Todd, 99K Dave Bowermaster, 63 Doug Barber

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Central PA 358 Point Series kicks off huge 2016 at Lincoln Speedway

The Central PA 358 Point Series kicked off its 8th season Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway and Chris Arnold picked up his 2nd career feature win in the 20 lap feature. The win was Arnolds first win since 2010 after a great 2 car battle with Matt Campbell.

Campbell would take the lead from Arnold mid way through the 20 lap feature, but Chris would get the lead back with 2 to go for the victory. Rounding out the top 5 where Adrian Shaffer, 2015 Central PA 358 Point Series rookie of the year David Hollbrock and Troy Wagaman. With the new points structure in place for the 2016 season Arnold received 60 points for the victory with 33 cars pitside.

Next week the series will be at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night for their 2016 season opener for the Central PA 358 Point Series, and then back to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. The following week the series will see Trail Way Speedway kick off their 2016 season for the series, and then Sunday night April 10th the series moves to Susquehanna Speedway for the opening round of the Capitol Renegade King of the 358 Series.

The top 10 in points for the Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade
looks like this ...

1. Chris Arnold - 60 Pts. ( 1 win)
2. Matt Campbell - 45 Pts.
3. Adrian Shaffer - 40 pts.
4. David Hollbrock - 30 Pts.
5. Troy Wagaman - 25 Pts.
6. Jeff Halligan - 20 Pts.
7. Chandler Leiby - 18 Pts.
8. Ashley Cappetta - 16 Pts.
9. Matt Findley - 14 Pts.
10.Tyler Esh - 12 Pts.

Sponsors of the Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade are
Capitol Renegade
Bell's Trucking
Total Idenity Solutions
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PA Powder Custom Powder Coating
Central PA Racing
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Yager Hill Racing
Heather & Kate Kelly
Gus Radel

Satterlee Wins Clash Of Late Model Titans In Talent-Laden Port Royal UFO Launch, Aaron Ott Wires For Sprints, Garlock Claims UFO Semi-Lates

PORT ROYAL, Pa. ? Some 102 race cars jammed the Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night as the UFO Super Late Models kicked off their 2016 series in a clash of the late model titans that saw Rochester Mills? Gregg Satterlee prevail in an action packed event for the $3,000 payday.

In the UFO Semi-Late Model main, Rance Garlock took the lead from Eric Irvin and then held off Kyle Lee for the $1,000 victory.

And East Berlin?s Aaron Ott wired the field for the victory going away in the 25-lap 410 sprint car main, leaving the rest of the field to fight for second place.

A star-laden field of 42 UFO Super Late Models entered action for the series kickoff with amazing drives to the front by the likes of Mason Zeigler, Jason Covert and Kyle Hardy turned in during the four heat races.

Dylan Yoder set a new 12-lap track record in the third heat only to have that mark eclipsed in the fourth qualifier by Gregg Satterlee.

And that set up the 35-lap UFO main event with Mike Altobelli and Satterlee drawing the front row for the start.

With Satterlee on the front row, the event could have threatened to be a run away but drivers like Zeigler, Covert, Andy Haus and Austin Hubbard had other ideas.

Satterlee took the lead at the beginning over Altobelli and saw his pace slowed for the first time on the eighth lap for debris with Covert and Zeigler in fourth and fifth.

Covert jumped to third on the restart and took second on the 10th tour and Zeigler followed into third on the 13th tour.

Zeigler got the better of Covert at the new green and was chasing Satterlee for the lead when Dylan Yoder came up with a flat tire with 18 laps recorded.

Satterlee was chased by Zeigler, Covert, Austin Hubbard and Haus for the return to action.

And it was action that ensued as Zeigler muscled into the lead over Satterlee as racing continued however once getting the lead Satterlee remained within striking distance and with 12 laps to go, Zeigler?s lead was just a scant .086 seconds as the fans rose to their feet.

On the ensuing lap, Satterlee dug himself into the lead again over Zeigler, having control at the line by a miniscule .026 seconds and shortly after regaining control, a two-car tangle at the end of the backchute between Matt Sponaugle and Tom Decker Jr. stopped the race with 11 laps to go.

Covert pounced on the restart, driving back around Zeigler for second as Hubbard, Zeigler and Haus raced hard for third.

And that race for third was so contentious that the pair of Zeigler and Haus made contact in the third corner with eight laps to go, ending with Zeigler withdrawing and Haus continuing as Hubbard took the spot.

That final restart yielded no changes as Satterlee pulled away to the finish to pick up his hard-fought third career win at the oval by 1.658 seconds ahead of Covert, Hubbard, 18th starter Dan Stone and 19th starter Jim Yoder.

Sixth through 10th went to Kyle Hardy, Don Lingo Jr., Chad Hollenbeck, Matt Parks and Mike Lupfer.

All three podium finishers praised the speedway surface for its top to bottom lanes producing an outstanding event with Covert proclaiming the speedway as the best on the East Coast while also noting that fans got the chance to see four or five of the best late model racers in the country all in the same race at the front during the exciting main event.

Four heats went to Covert, Haus, Dylan Yoder and Satterlee with twin B Mains going to Tim Wilson and Hollenbeck.

Aaron Ott led all 25 laps of the 410 sprint car main, entering the rear of the field on just the fourth circuit, chased by Logan Wagner and Ryan Taylor.

At the halfway point, Ott has a 2.004 second lead over Wagner and Doug Esh who was up to third.

With 10 to go Ott?s lead was 4.5 seconds and at the finish he had stretched his advantage to 7.426 seconds, having lapped up to seventh place by the finish.

Esh got by Wagner for second with six laps to go but was more than a half lap behind at the finish.

Wagner was third followed by Greg Hodnett and Taylor.

Sixth through 10th went to Brock Zearfoss, Mark Smith, Mike Wagner, Wayne Dadetto and Curt Stroup.

Heats went to Mike Wagner, Logan Wagner and Taylor.

Rance Garlock took the lead from Eric Irvin on the seventh lap of the 25-lap UFO semi late model main after losing control from the pole at the beginning.

Garlock saw the machine of eighth starter Kyle Lee drive into second with 11 laps to go and close in for the lead but Garlock was able to hold on for the win by .332 seconds.

Irvin settled for third followed by Ralph Morgan and Dillan Stake.

Sixth through 10th went to Todd Snook, Andy Friese, Tim Krape, Grant Adams and Nathan Lasalle.

Four heats were taken by Stake, Garlock, Lee and Morgan. Tom Krape took the consolation race.

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Feature finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Aaron Ott, 2. Doug Esh, 3. Logan Wagner, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Ryan Taylor, 6. Brock Zearfoss, 7. Mark Smith, 8. Mike Wagner, 9. Wayne Dadetto, 10. Curt Stroup, 11. Davie Franek, 12. Daryl Stimeling, 13. Cory Thornton, 14. Kevin Albert, 15. Dylan Cisney, 16. Kody Lehman, 17. Tyler Bear, 18. Joey Hershey, 19. Jevon Ahner, 20. Dave Jones, 21. Mike Wagner II., 22. Phil Walter

DNS: TJ Stutts, Steve Buckwalter, Cale Grubb

Late models, 35 laps: 1. Gregg Satterlee, 2. Jason Covert, 3. Austin Hubbard, 4. Dan Stone, 5. Jim Yoder, 6. Kyle Hardy, 7. Don Lingo Jr., 8. Chad Hollenbeck, 9. Matt Parks, 10. Mike Lupfer, 11. Andrew Yoder, 12. Andy Haus, 13. Nick Dickson, 14. Tim Wilson, 15. Chad Myers, 16. Coleby Frye, 17. Trent Brenneman, 18. Mason Zeigler, 19. Matt Sponaugle, 20. Tom Decker Jr., 21. Mike Altobelli, 22. Dylan Yoder, 23. Tim Smith Jr., 24. Rick Singleton, 25. Billy Wampler, 26. Waylon Wagner

DNS: Devin Friese

DNQ: Dave Brouse Jr., Chris Casner, Charles Powell Jr., Michael Lake, Tom Decker III., Mike Mort, Patrick Bryner, Hayes Mattern, Austin Berry, Bryan Bernheisel, Justin Kann, Scott Flickinger, Vern Zerby, Jason Davis, Tim Gray

Limited late models, 25 laps: 1. Rance Garlock, 2. Kyle Lee, 3. Eric Irvin, 4. Ralph Morgan, 5. Dillan Stake, 6. Todd Snook, 7. Andy Friese, 8. Tim Krape, 9. Grant Adams, 10. Nathan Lasalle, 11. Tim Fedder, 12. Cam Zeigler, 13. Sam Gallagher, 14. Eric Summey, 15. Curtis Teats, 16. Tom Krape, 17. Kevin Palmer, 18. Dwayne Brooks, 19. Robbie Black, 20. Brad Kling, 21. Devin Hart, 22. Shaun Miller, 23. Kenny Yoder, 24. AJ Stroup

DNQ: John Myers, Taylor Farling, Garrett Gray, Chase Bowsman, Jason  Peachey, Dalton Bigler, Kadden Smith, Cameron Benyou, Jared Fulkroad, Bobby Beard, Troy Miller, JR Toner

Saturday, March 26, 2016


Abbottstown, PA
Saturday, April 2, 2016 (7 PM) - 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends
Saturday, April 9, 2016 (7 PM) - 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman, and Street Stocks

Chris Arnold holds off Matt Campbell to claim season opener for 358 sprints

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 3/26/16 – NASCAR star Kasey Kahne showed ‘em how it’s done at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.
Kahne, making a rare appearance in the Pigeon Hills, made the most of his weekend off by out-dragging Lincoln point leader and polesitter Brian Montieth to the first turn and leading every lap of Lincoln’s $5,000-to-win Spring Championship for 410 sprint cars.
Despite mid-race challenges from Montieth, Kahne crossed the finish line of the non-stop 30-lap race 1.25 seconds ahead of Lincoln’s point leader.

“I think I saw Montieth on the inside off of turn four lap about halfway, so I went to the bottom for a couple of laps. I just didn’t feel like I was slowing down quite enough on the exit of four, so I went back to the top and then cutting to the middle and I felt better doing that. The lapped cars were quick, too. They start them back there, but there was nowhere to go, and they’re tough to pass.”
Kahne drove flawlessly through lapped traffic from lap ten on, and the strong field of sprinters all finished the race.

“It feels good to get a win,” said Kahne in front of a delirious crowd, “Lincoln Speedway is a tough track and Pennsylvania is a tough group of racers. It’s a great crowd for early in the season. It’s great to be here Easter weekend.”
“We had a great car, and kept making it better. Factory Kahne shocks were really hooked up,” continued Kahne, “I don’t get a chance to thank the sponsors that support my World of Outlaw teams, but we have Great Clips, Sage Fruit, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, and Razerback Professional Tools. Rob Cappetta right here in Pennsylvania builds the best engines, and Ti22 Chassis. It’s a big group that puts a lot into it. And Lee Stauffer from PA (crew chief for Brad Sweet) was here to help out tonight.”
“We picked up a lot of speed in the last six months. My car is set up similar to Sweet and Daryn Pittman’s cars, and it was pretty quick tonight. It’s great to be able to lean on those guys. I talked to Daryn on the phone today. He’s done really well at this place. I got a good group of guys and it’s really good to win.”
“It feels good to get a win,” said Kahne, “I’m really happy with the crowd that came out. What Lincoln does with the Dirt Classic each year is really cool.”

Kahne started on the outside pole after timing third fastest and Lucas Wolfe drew a number four pill for the inversion at the front of the field.
Montieth ran second the entire way, with Wolfe crossing third and seventh-starting Danny Dietrich and Ryan Smith completing the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Freddie Rahmer, Adam Wilt, Jim Siegel, Cory Haas, and 18th-starting Tim Glatfelter rounding out the top ten.
Fast time in time trials over the 29 sprinters was set by Wolfe with a one-lap time of 13.132 seconds (102.802 MPH). Heats for the 410 sprints were won by Montieth, Wilt, and Danny Dietrich, with Billy Dietrich winning the consolation.

Dillsburg’s Chris Arnold ended a battle royale with Matt Campbell to score the opening night win in the 358 sprint car feature.
Arnold started on the outside of the front row and led the firsts 13 laps before third-starting Matt Campbell took the lead in wheel-to-wheel racing from laps 14 to 17. But Arnold was not to be denied, dropping to the inside to reclaim the lead on turn four of lap 18. He held Campbell off over the final two laps to claim the win by a carlength.
Third through fifth were Adrian Shaffer, polesitter David Holbrook, and Troy Wagaman, Jr.
Heats for the 32 “358” sprints were won by Campbell, Doug Hammaker, and Arnold, with Tyler Esh winning the consolation.
Defending Lincoln champ Hammaker was caught up in a five-car front stretch crash in the third attempt to start the race, and was credited with a 21st place finish.
Lincoln Speedway switches to a 7 PM start time next weekend, Saturday, April 2nd, with the first three-division show of the season featuring the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends. Gates will open at 5 PM.

Abbottstown, PA
Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 4-Kasey Kahne ($5,000); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 94-Ryan Smith; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 7. 15-Adam Wilt; 8. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 9. 11C-Cory Haas; 10. 37-JJ Grasso; 11. 19M-Brent Marks; 12. 52-Austin Hogue; 13. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 14. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 15. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 16. 87-Alan Krimes; 17. 35-Steve Ownings; 18. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 19. 8-Billy Dietrich; 20. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 21. 5-Tyler Ross; 22. 99M-Kyle Moody; 23. 21T-Scott Fisher; 24. 69-Shane Hoff. Time – 8:09.008

Lap Leaders – Kasey Kahne (1-30)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 3. 19M-Brent Marks; 4. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 39-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 15M-Bobby Mazingo; 10. 35-Steve Owings (DNF). Time – 2:32.399

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 94-Ryan Smith; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody; 8. 91-David Quackenbush; 9. 75-Nicole Bower; 10. 10E-Zach Euculano. Time – 2:32.488

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 4-4-Kasey Kahne; 3. 52-Austin Hogue; 4. 11C-Cory Haas; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 37-JJ Grasso; 7. 5-Tyler Ross; 8. 69-Shane Hoff; 9. 10K-Joe Kata III. No Time

410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 5-Tyler Ross; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 69-Shane Hoff; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 91-David Quackenbush; 8. 15M-Bobby Mazingo; 9. 75-Nicole Bower; 10. 10K-Joe Kata III; 11. 10E-Zach Euculano. No Time

410 Sprint Time Trial Results – 1. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.132-seconds (102.802 MPH); 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.213; 3. 4-Kasey Kahne, 13.243; 4. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.271; 5. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.279; 6. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.317; 7. 39-Tim Glatfelter, 13.319; 8. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.338; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.361; 10. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.369; 11. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.383; 12. 52-Austin Hogue, 13.408; 13. 35-Steve Owings, 13.458; 14. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.491; 15. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.512; 16. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.513; 17. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.518; 18. 37-JJ Grasso, 13.577; 19. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.634; 20. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.672; 21. 69-Shane Hoff, 13.701; 22. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.934; 23. 75-Nicole Bower, 13.935; 24. 5-Tyler Ross, 13.953; 25. 21T-Scott Fisher, 14.078; 26. 91-David Quackenbush, 14.097; 27. 10-Joe Kata III, 14.158; 28. 15M-Bobby Mazingo, 14.421; 29. 10-Zach Euculano, 14.639.

358 Sprints:
358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 23-Chris Arnold; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 4. 77-David Holbrook; 5. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 6. 41-Jeff Halligan; 7. 119-Chandler Leiby; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 28-Matt Findley; 10. 35-Tyler Esh; 11. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 12. 4-Dwight Leppo; 13. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 14. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 15. 12-Brent Shearer; 16. 90-Jordon Givler; 17. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 18. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 19. 00-Chris Frank (DNF); 20. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); 21. 66-Doug Hammaker (DNF); 22. 13-Ryan Higgins (DNF);23. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF); 24. 4R-Tyler Walton (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Chris Arnold (1-13), Matt Campbell (14-17), Chris Arnold (18-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 16-Matt Campbell; 2. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 3. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 4. 4-Dwight Leppo; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 38-Kyle Denmyer; 7. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 8. 97-Brie Hershey; 9. 90-Jordon Givler; 10. 19S-Steve Drevicki (DNF); 11. 11D-Kody Hartlaub (DNF). No Time

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 41-Jeff Halligan; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 13-Ryan Higgins; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 7. 35-Tyler Esh; 8. 12-Brent Shearer; 9. 18F-Dyan Welch; 10. 5A-Brian Allman (DNF); 11. 22-Nathan Prezentica (DNF). Time – 2:34.31

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 26-Chris Arnold; 2. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 3. 4R-Tyler Walten; 4. 77-David Holbrook; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 10B-Brandon Noel; 9. 17-George Streaker, Jr. (DNF); 10. 21-CJ Tracey (DNF); 11. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNF). No Time

358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 35-Tyler Esh; 2. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 90-Jordon Givler; 5. 12-Brent Shearer; 6. 00-Chris Frank; 7. 5A-Brian Allman; 8. 11D-Cody Hartlaub; 9. 21-CJ Tracey; 10. 10B-Brandon Noel; 11. 17-George Streaker, Jr. (DNF); 12. 19-Steve Drevicki (DNF); 13. 22-Nathan Prezentica (DNF); DNS – 18-Dylan Welsh, 9-Daulton Dietrich. No Time

Hodnett Claims Redemption In Williams Grove Sprints, Cosner Scores Super Lates


Mechanicsburg – Greg Hodnett claimed redemption in a big way on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway after losing the sprint car season opener last week due to mechanical difficulty.

And in the super late model feature Matt Cosner of Cumberland, Md., scored his first ever Williams Grove feature win worth $2,000 after holding off last week’s winners Gregg Satterlee.

Brock Zearfoss took the lead from the pole of the 25-lap sprint car main over Brent Marks.

The race pace was slowed only once, on the third lap for a stopped Dave Jones and Hodnett was fifth for the restart.

Marks steadily tracked down leader Zearfoss and got himself into a battle for the lead amid traffic as the race approached the halfway point.

And in the meantime, Hodnett got himself into the fray with a two-car pass of Ryan Smith and Aaron Ott on the fifth circuit.

So as the front duo raced each other for the lead, Hodnett was able to track them down and get by Marks for second with 10 away and then put Zearfoss away on the 12th lap.

A lap later however Zearfoss withdrew after getting passed by Marks and as Hodnett worked traffic, Marks began tracking him down, quickly taking a .721 second lead down to a .393 second advantage with nine laps to go.

And that .393 second advantage turned into the lead on the 17th tour as Marks flew to the the outside of Hodnett for the lead to pull down in front as the pair raced onto the backchute with a bit of contact that saw Hodnett wiggle after a swipe of his front wing.

But Hodnett was far from done as he was keeping Marks within reach at the five to go mark and then as Marks worked traffic with the lead, Hodnett pounced to his outside in the fourth corner to take a scant. 145 second lead on the 22nd tour only after the pair glanced off of one another as they neared the line.

And this time after Hodnett got the lead he opened up enough breathing room to seal the victory, his 61st at the historic oval, worth $3,800.

All the while during the final five laps, 14th starter Brian Montieth was challenging the pair of leaders making the race to the finish an electric one however Montieth would settle for third.

Aaron Ott was fourth followed by Ryan Smith.

Sixth through 10th went to Cory Haas, Danny Dietrich, Mark Smith, Lucas Wolfe and Doug Esh.

Heats went to Mark Smith, Haas and Wolfe with Esh taking the consolation race.

Cosner took the lead from Bryan Bernheisel on the fifth tour of the 25-lap super late model main to run to the win but he had to do so while staying ahead of Gregg Satterlee.

After scoring a win last week during opening night, Satterlee started eighth in the field and was up to fourth with six away.

He got by Bernheisel for second on the eighth lap and then spent the remainder of the distance trying to figure out how to get by Cosner.

After running him down, Satterlee searched various lines repeatedly, trying to find an avenue to make a pass but Cosner was flawless to the checkered flag.

Bernheisel settled for third followed by Jim Yoder and Dylan Yoder.

Sixth through 10th went to Kenny Pettyjohn, Gene Knaub, Rick Singleton , Gary Stuhler and Mason Zeigler.

Heats went to Dylan Yoder and Singleton.

March 25, 2016 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Brent  Marks, 3. Brian Montieth, 4. Aaron Ott, 5. Ryan Smith, 6. Cory Haas, 7. Danny Dietrich, 8. Mark Smith, 9. Lucas Wolfe, 10. Doug Esh, 11. Freddie Rahmer, 12. Austin Hogue, 13. Pat Cannon, 14. Rodney Westhafer, 15. Kasey Kahne, 16. Matt Campbell, 17. Nicole Bower, 18. Troy Fraker, 19. Rick Lafferty, 20. Tim Glatfelter, 21. Brock Zearfoss, 22. Steve Buckwalter, 23, Alan Krimes, 24. Dave Jones

DNQ: Branden Rahmer, Chad Trout, Brad Franks, Kevin Albert

Late models, 25 laps: 1. Matt Cosner, 2. Gregg Satterlee, 3. Bryan Bernheisel, 4. Jim Yoder, 5. Dylan Yoder, 6. Kenny Pettyjohn, 7. Gene Knaub, 8. Rick Singleton, 9. Gary Stuhler, 10. Mason Zeigler, 11. Kyle Hardy, 12. Mike Lupfer, 13. Danny Snyder, 14. Glenn Elliott, 15. Billy Wampler, 16. Chris Casner, 17. Nick Dickson, 18. Travis Stickley, 19. Dan Stone

Friday, March 25, 2016

Johnson Scores Comeback Win at Placerville

Johnson Returns to Victory Lane at Placerville Speedway

Captures win one year after serious accident at same event

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — March 23, 2016 — After being involved in a crash during this event last year that sidelined him for part of the season, Jason Johnson returned to Placerville Speedway for the 2nd Annual Brad Sweet presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts on Wednesday night and captured his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory since Texas Motor Speedway in 2003.

Daryn Pittman, who was also injured in the same event last year, finished second to Johnson, as both drivers overcame their troubles from a year ago for podium finishes.

“We have a tremendously strong team right now, and things are clicking, and when they are clicking it is fun,” Johnson said. “Daryn [Pittman] and I were standing there in the dash and I was like ‘man I would be happy just walking out of here tonight’ and then we finish one and two.

“This was a place I really wanted to redeem myself. It’s really cool we are able to come to a small track like this and be able to race and I really got to thank Brad Sweet and thank all the fans for coming out, it’s been a great night.”

Johnson, a Eunice, La. –native, showed speed early in the night, clocking in with the second fastest time, just behind quick-time recipient Sean Becker, who is a native of Chico, Calif.

Johnson then piloted his Priority Aviation/Masilla Valley Transportation No. 41 to a victory in his heat, defeating Auburn, Calif. driver Andy Forsberg, which qualified him for the dash.

Coming short of sweeping all the races during the night, Johnson finished fourth in the dash, as Pittman, in the Great Clips/Sage Fruit No. 9, captured the victory in the 8-lap race after he overtook Forsberg on the opening lap.

Pittman, starting in the first position, lost the top spot once the green flag fell, to second place starter Forsberg, who regained the position Pittman took from him in the dash on the opening lap.

Johnson charged from his fourth starting position early, quickly making his way to the second position just behind Forsberg, after he passed Pittman on lap four.

Johnson reeled in Forsberg and started battling with the driver of the PitStopUSA/Autism Awareness No. 7C. The back-and-forth duel for the top position lasted 10 laps, with Johnson finally overtaking Forsberg on lap 14.

As the leaders hit slower lapped traffic, Johnson padded his lead on the rest of the field, but a caution near the halfway point brought both Forsberg and Pittman to his rear bumper.

On the ensuing restart, Johnson pulled away again as Forsberg lost a position to both Pittman and race promoter Sweet, who cracked the top three for the first time all night.

Sweet’s time in the top three was short lived as another local California driver, Kyle Hirst from Paradise, Calif., rocketed from his 10th starting position to the top three with less than 15 laps remaining.

Much like Sweet, Hirst’s time in the top three was short lived as he blew a tire causing a late race restart with only five laps remaining.

Unfortunately, the caution for Hirst was not the final caution of the night.

Just before the leaders took the white flag, Joey Saldana brought out the final caution, setting up a green-white-checkered finish between Johnson, Pittman and Sweet, who had reclaimed his podium position.

On the final restart, Sweet slipped off the track allowing Forsberg around him for the third position.

At the front, Pittman could not muscle his way around Johnson, who proved to be too fast for the rest of the field as he dominated the majority of the race, leading 26 laps en route to claiming the victory at Placerville.

“I had no clue [how fast we were],” Johnson said. “But I knew if we were racing with Andy [Forsberg] then we were pretty good, because I watch a lot of video, and Andy’s pretty good at this type of racing.

“It’s all about pacing yourself. You watch Donny Schatz pace himself, his fastest laps come at the end of the race so at the beginning of the race I paced myself and shopped around, then I got the and tried not to make mistakes.”

Pittman recorded his second runner-up finish in-a-row, finishing second to Donny Schatz on the final night at Stockton Dirt Track on Saturday before finishing second to Johnson tonight.

“You couldn’t have scripted a better finish than that one tonight,” Pittman said. “Starting on the pole you want to win but for [Jason Johnson] to come back and win and me to finish second...It was a lot of fun to come back to a racetrack that we both had a bad night, and both got hurt, and come back and run strong.

“Our goals weren’t too high coming in here tonight. My goal was to see more of the track than I did from the Placerville hospital, so luckily we achieved that and finished second. But congrats to Jason [Johnson], he has definitely been fast this year. He has probably been the most improved and they’re in the hunt every night, so it was a great win for that team, and a good run for us.”

Forsberg brought home a third place finish after being one of the fastest cars all night and contending for the victory early in the feature.

“We were all working today until about noon so we were able to come out here today and run with the Outlaws – these guys are pros,” Forsberg said. “Am I a little disappointed I didn’t win? Of course...We’ve been here twice and been in contention twice, so I don’t know what else to say, other than I am happy to be in third place.

“It sure broke my heart to see Brad [Sweet] drive off the track and let me by him, it was definitely nice of him.”

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series head home for the Easter weekend before hitting the road again for the Ocean Outlaw Showdown presented by Budweiser at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. on Friday April 1.

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Placerville Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Jason Johnson scores first win since 2003, becomes seventh different winner of 2016...Donny Schatz picks up first KSE Hard Charger Award of the season...Daryn Pittman captures sixth podium finish of the year, second most behind teammate Brad Sweet.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS – MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jonathan Allard; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Sean Becker; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Sean Becker; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Super Flow ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Andy Forsberg;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Donny Schatz; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Jason Johnson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Joey Saldana.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26); David Gravel – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Jason Johnson – 1 (Placerville Speedway on March 24); Daryn Pittman – 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart – 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Placerville Speedway; Placerville, Calif.; March 23, 2016.

A-Main - (40 Laps) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 7C-Andy Forsberg [2]; 4. 5-David Gravel [5]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [11]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [13]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [20]; 9. 17W-Bryan Clauson [12]; 10. 75-Sean Becker [9]; 11. 88-Terry McCarl [14]; 12. 7-Paul McMahan [15]; 13. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 14. 22-Shane Golobic [17]; 15. 29W-Willie Croft [21]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [24]; 17. 88N-DJ Netto [23]; 18. 73-Brady Bacon [7]; 19. 24-Rico Abreu [8]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [22]; 21. 83-Joey Saldana [19]; 22. 77-Kyle Hirst [10]; 23. O-Bud Kaeding [18]; 24. 3C-Jonathan Allard [16] . Lap Leaders: Andy Forsberg 1-13, Jason Johnson 14-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+12]

Qualifying - 1. 75-Sean Becker, 10.601; 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 10.613; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 10.621; 4. 5-David Gravel, 10.652; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 10.665; 6. 7C-Andy Forsberg, 10.724; 7. 24-Rico Abreu, 10.732; 8. 73-Brady Bacon, 10.781; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman, 10.807; 10. 77-Kyle Hirst, 10.831; 11. W20-Greg Wilson, 10.861; 12. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 10.866; 13. 22-Shane Golobic, 10.883; 14. 21P-Robbie Price, 10.887; 15. 7-Paul McMahan, 10.895; 16. 29W-Willie Croft, 10.904; 17. 31C-Justyn Cox, 10.911; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 10.935; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 10.943; 20. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 10.971; 21. 2-Shane Stewart, 10.995; 22. 88-Terry McCarl, 10.999; 23. 83-Joey Saldana, 11.052; 24. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.054; 25. 88N-DJ Netto, 11.074; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.089; 27. 17-Justin Sanders, 11.126; 28. 22M-Mason Moore, 11.158; 29. 99T-Skylar Gee, 11.185; 30. O-Bud Kaeding, 11.259; 31. 68-Chase Johnson, 11.286; 32. 44-Chris Martin, 11.335; 33. 98-Sean Watts, 11.380

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 3. 75-Sean Becker [1]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 5. 22-Shane Golobic [4]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [7]; 7. 31C-Justyn Cox [5]; 8. 99T-Skylar Gee [8]; 9. 98-Sean Watts [9]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 7C-Andy Forsberg [2]; 3. 77-Kyle Hirst [3]; 4. 88-Terry McCarl [6]; 5. O-Bud Kaeding [8]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 7. 21P-Robbie Price [4]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 4. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana [6]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 7. 17-Justin Sanders [7]; 8. 68-Chase Johnson [8]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 73-Brady Bacon [2]; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson [3]; 4. 3C-Jonathan Allard [5]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 6. 29W-Willie Croft [4]; 7. 44-Chris Martin [8]; 8. 22M-Mason Moore [7]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 7C-Andy Forsberg [1]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 5. 5-David Gravel [3]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 7. 73-Brady Bacon [8]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu [7]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29W-Willie Croft [2]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 3. 88N-DJ Netto [6]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox [3]; 6. 17-Justin Sanders [8]; 7. 68-Chase Johnson [11]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 9. 98-Sean Watts [13]; 10. 44-Chris Martin [12]; 11. 99T-Skylar Gee [10]; 12. 21P-Robbie Price [1]; 13. 22M-Mason Moore [9]

Sunday, March 20, 2016

My Thoughts on a Racing Weekend gone by.....

Hello and welcome back to another edition of My Thoughts on a racing weekend gone by. This weekend saw Williams Grove Speedway kick off its 2016 racing season with a surprise winner in victory lane, Lincoln Speedway fall to rain for the 1st time in 2016, and Port Royal get week two in the books with an old but young face back in victory lane for the 4th time in 7 races going back to 2015.

Friday night saw the start of the 77th racing season, and Rick Lafferty scoring the big and popular win. The win worth $3,800 was his first win in 3 years at the historic half mile. Greg Hodnett, the hottest driver in Central PA so far this season took the lead on lap 20 only to break on lap 21 handing the victory to Rick. Second was Freddie Rahmer, with Danny Dietrich, Aaron Ott, and Steve Buckwalter rounding out the top 5.

With Lincoln falling to rain, Port Royal found itself the only ball game in town Saturday night and Brent Marks would make good on his 3rd starting spot passing race long leader Dylan Cisney to pick up hist first win of the season and incredibly his 4th win at Port Royal in the last 7 races going back to the end of the 2016 season. That is incredible!!! No wonder Brent made the switch and made Port Royal his Saturday night home most weeks in Central PA. Great run for Cisney coming home 2nd after finishing 4th last week. The youngster looks to be a strong contender to the top dogs Hodnett and Wolfe in 2016. Speaking of Hodnett he would finish third, Doug Esh would finish 4th and TJ Stutts would back up his strong 2nd place finish last Saturday finishing 5th.

Going to be doing something new this season here in My Thoughts articles, and that's passing out some report card style grades to  drivers. This week I will be covering the first month of the season, then starting next week, I will be grading just that weeks racing. This will help keep my articles a little shorter (and yeah I can hear you all now....THANK GOD !!!!) but will also give you a little more to think about as I start posting the power rankings here on the site. Just a little bit more to think about after a weekend of racing in Central PA. Now remember the power rankings will be based off of each teams stats. No bias from track to track, if you win or finish top 5 you will have a strong showing, If not? Good luck making the rankings.

So lets kick start the 2016 season off with style...

Greg Hodnett - 2 wins so far, might have been 3 Friday night

Brian Montieth - 1 win and 2 top 5's

Brent Marks - Win number 1 last night at Port Royal gets this youngster going early. Watch out folks.
Rick Lefferty - Win number 1 for the 2014 Port Royal Champion.
Bill Dietrich - Picked up his 1st win in 2 years last week at Lincoln Speedway. A much needed win I might add.

Danny Dietrich - Still looking for win number 1, but this guys deserves credit for not being afraid to race anywhere. 2 top 5's and 2 top 10's.
Adam Wilt - The driver from York is having himself a nice start to the 2016 season at Lincoln Speedway.
Freddie Rahmer - Watch out folks, this kid will be in victory lane a lot in 2016.
TJ Stutts - 2 top 5's to begin 2016 at Port. Would love to see someone give this guy another shot in a 410.
Dylan Cisney - 2 top 5's to kick of the season at Port. Could this be the big breakout season for the hometown kid?

That folks is what you will have to look forward to every week here on the site. When the other divisions get started in the next few weeks we will be adding more names to the list. Hope you all enjoy it.

1 Final thing.....

You know I had a come to Jesus moment this weekend while doing some shopping with the family on Saturday. I wrote am article about Real Race Fans and how they think they are better then normal race fans, and it finally hit me after hearing it again this week. They are right. I am not a real race fan. To be honest I might not be a race fan at all anymore. Calm down folks, I'm not done going to the races every week, and I damn sure still love the thrill of watching these cars go around in circles on clay at speeds I will never know, and pushing boundaries I will never see. But here is the kicker, i don't think I am a "Race" fan any more. I am a fan of hanging out with my friends and family, AT THE TRACK I might add, watching the sport I still love. Does that make sense? I think for me, it's more about getting together with my friends on Friday and Saturday nights, sharing the joys of a cold beverage whatever you may be drinking, and busting each others balls about stupid stuff, complaining about how crappy work was that week, or if you saw the newest and coolest thing to watch on YouTube of Face Book. Sitting there while our little ones play with their race cars in front of us taking up way to much room, and just enjoying being together. You know the same thing millions of people do every weekend all summer long. Some like to get the fire pit started and just listen to the radio and drink beer while the kids roast marshmallows and their dad drinks 1 to many and almost falls in the fire every week. We all, and yes I'm including all of you that read this site, are just people that enjoy doing it at a race track instead.

You know it is OK to skip a race to take your kids to a movie, or a baseball game, or hell miss an Outlaw race because your daughter is playing in her 1st Halloween parade (and yes I did have someone give me shit for that last year). It's cool to just want to be with your family at home just as much as it is wanting to be at the track. Guess what I have found out folks? You still wake up the next day, just some of us with a slight worse headache from the beer, just like the awesome fans who made it to the track. Only difference is? We have to go find them as soon as we get the the next race and ask them why everyone was talking about this drivers not so clean slide job, or the incredible race for 10th that almost nobody saw because they where watching the leader the entire race.

That's all for this week folks. Next week we have even more racing to get into and for myself, the most exciting weekend yet. Friday night the 410 sprint cars ( or Williams Grove Sprint cars as Bruce calls them)are back at Williams Grove with the Super Late Models. Saturday at Lincoln the 410's have their Spring Championship along with the 2016 season opener for the Central PA 358 Point Series and the 358 division. Up at Port Royal the 410's are with the UFO Late Models. Susquehanna Speedway will kickoff it's most anticipated season ever when the Super Sportsman kick off at their new home. For those that might want an extra bit of racing to watch Trail Way Speedway will try again to get their 2016 season opener in the books with heats for the micro's going off at 1 Pm.

I will see everyone Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway, but until then I hope your work week goes extra fast, your beverage of choice stays Ice Cold, and your racing action at whatever race track you show up stays red hot.

©Bill McIntyre & Central PA Racing 2016

Schatz Sweeps Stockton

Schatz Scores Back-to-Back Victories at Stockton

Completes sweep of FVP Western Spring Shootout double-header

STOCKTON, Calif. — March 19, 2016 — Seven-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz completed the sweep of the FVP Western Spring Shootout Saturday night, as he passed leader Joey Saldana with just five laps remaining en route to capturing his second win in as many nights at Stockton Dirt Track.

Schatz, who started the 30-lap feature in the sixth position, continued to rebound from the missed feature event exactly one week ago at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

“I wish this race team was standing [in victory lane], these guys are so incredible in what they do,” Schatz said. “These guys just keep working and digging and trying things.”

Schatz’s fourth win of the season did not come easy. The driver of the Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance No. 15 qualified in the back half of the top 10 early in the night then finished second to Daryn Pittman in heat race two, which placed him in the dash for the second consecutive night.

Schatz struggled in the dash, as fast qualifier Joey Saldana started from the pole-position and dominated early, before handing the lead over to Pittman with two laps left. Pittman captured the dash victory and the first starting position for the feature.

Pittman, in the Great Clips/Sage Fruit No. 9, surrendered the top spot to Saldana, who powered around the leader on the outside exiting turn two on the opening lap.

Saldana, piloting the No. 83 Roth Enterprises/HR Livestock car, jumped out to an early lead following three quick cautions early in the race, including one for point’s leader Brad Sweet. Sweet was able to continue, but struggled the rest of the night to rebound, eventually resulting in his first finish outside the top five this season.

At the front of the field, Saldana, a native of Brownsburg, Ind., appeared to have the car to beat, as he maintained a two second lead on second place Pittman at the halfway point of the feature.

At this point, Schatz had managed to climb from his sixth starting position to third, just behind the leaders who started to encounter slower lapped traffic.

As Saldana and Pittman navigated the dense, slower traffic, Schatz managed to reel in both as a three car battle for the top position began to form.

Schatz muscled his way around Pittman for second with less than 10 laps remaining, which allowed Saldana to escape to almost a second lead as the two contenders jockeyed for position.

Saldana’s lead on Schatz was short lived, as the Fargo, N.D –native closed in on the leader quickly as they both continued to fight through traffic.

With five laps remaining, Schatz made his move around Saldana for the lead, dropping Saldana to second, before both Pittman and Elk Grove, Calif. driver and teammate Kyle Hirst made their way away him for podium finishes.

Schatz held off Pittman and dominated the remaining laps to capture his second consecutive $10,000 checkered flag at Stockton Dirt Track.

“The track was really tricky in the feature,” Schatz said. “There was a little moisture on the top but it was hard to get in on it and it slicked off a little bit.

“I didn’t know if I was going to be able to get them early in the race, I was having trouble getting going, but we got into traffic and it forced everyone to move doesn’t matter who you race with, you just got to find a line they’re not in and that was really tricky tonight.”

Pittman, who finished 12th on Friday night, rebounded with a second place finish which was his first podium finish since the first night at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas almost three weeks ago.

“It was a decent run after how we ran last night,” Pittman said. “Second is always disappointing, but I knew with whoever hit that middle line just right was going to win the race.

“All-in-all we had a really good car, we were right there in the hunt even after Donny [Schatz] got the lead, we could hang right there with him. It was just a matter of who made the right moves at the right time in the race, but that’s what it comes down to a lot of times.”

Hirst charged from his eighth starting position to finish inside the top three, improving on his tenth place finish from the night before.

“I can’t thank my team enough,” Hirst said. “Dennis and Teresa Roth gave me a great car and the crew work their butts off.

“Congratulations to Donny [Schatz] and Daryn [Pittman], and awesome track work for the guys who got that done. I was excited to go racing tonight.”

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series take a few days off as they head just 90 miles north to Placerville (Calif.) Speedway for the Brad Sweet presents Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown on Wednesday March 23.

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Stockton Dirt Track Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz scored his series leading fourth win, breaking the tie with Brad Sweet who has three...Joey Saldana scored his second quick-time of the season...Brad Sweet finished outside of the top five for the first time this season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS – MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jacob Allen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Edelbrock ($50 cash): David Gravel; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Bud Kaeding; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Sammy Swindell; Super Flow ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Bud Kaeding; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Shane Stewart; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Terry McCarl; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26); David Gravel – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Daryn Pittman – 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart – 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Stockton Dirt Track; Stockton, Calif.; March 19, 2016.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [8]; 4. 83-Joey Saldana [2]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [7]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [10]; 9. 5-David Gravel [11]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [19]; 11. O-Bud Kaeding [3]; 12. 1-Sammy Swindell [14]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [21]; 14. 88N-DJ Netto [15]; 15. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [16]; 16. OO-Cory Eliason [18]; 17. 3C-Jonathan Allard [22]; 18. 88-Terry McCarl [13]; 19. 7-Paul McMahan [20]; 20. 24-Rico Abreu [24]; 21. 55-Trey Starks [23]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [12]; 23. 21-Brian Brown [17]; 24. 26-Willie Croft [9]. Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana 1-25, Donny Schatz 26-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Shane Stewart [+9]

Qualifying - 1. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.178; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.194; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.223; 4. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.227; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.236; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.241; 7. 88-Terry McCarl, 13.246; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.263; 9. 26-Willie Croft, 13.312; 10. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.313; 11. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 13.314; 12. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.325; 13. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 13.346; 14. 5-David Gravel, 13.347; 15. OO-Cory Eliason, 13.366; 16. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.401; 17. 21-Brian Brown, 13.445; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.452; 19. 17-Justin Sanders, 13.466; 20. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.478; 21. 55-Trey Starks, 13.490; 22. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.491; 23. 69-Tim Kaeding, 13.503; 24. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.548; 25. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.558; 26. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.646; 27. 44-Chris Martin, 13.724; 28. 21P-Robbie Price, 13.738; 29. 99T-Skylar Gee, 13.769; 30. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 13.770; 31. 98-Sean Watts, 13.991

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. O-Bud Kaeding [2]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 5. 88-Terry McCarl [3]; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [8]; 8. 17-Justin Sanders [7]; 9. 21P-Robbie Price [10]; 10. 98-Sean Watts [11]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [4]; 4. 5-David Gravel [5]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell [9]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [7]; 8. 69-Tim Kaeding [8]; 9. 99T-Skylar Gee [10]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 26-Willie Croft [3]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto [8]; 6. OO-Cory Eliason [5]; 7. 3C-Jonathan Allard [10]; 8. 55-Trey Starks [7]; 9. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 10. 44-Chris Martin [9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. O-Bud Kaeding [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [5]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 2. 7-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 4. 3C-Jonathan Allard [12]; 5. 55-Trey Starks [5]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 7. 99T-Skylar Gee [11]; 8. 21P-Robbie Price [10]; 9. 44-Chris Martin [9]; 10. 98-Sean Watts [13]; 11. 17-Justin Sanders [3]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 13. 69-Tim Kaeding [7]


Photo courtesy of Brent Marks Racing Face Book Page

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Brent Marks of Myerstown took the lead from Dylan Cisney late in the event to pick up the 410 sprint car feature Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway.

Elsewhere, in the 22-lap super late model main, Hamburg’s Andy Haus made it two in a row in the division to put his mark on the early season.

Cisney and Doug Esh started on the front row of the 25-lap sprint car main and Cisney jumped into the lead at the start.

The first 10 laps of the race went non-stop with Marks muscling by Esh for second on the sixth tour.

Just prior to that, Danny Dietrich pulled into the pit area under his own power and then just a lap before the lap 10 yellow, Aaron Ott also dropped out of the race.

Marks took a shot at Cisney on the restart while opening day winner Greg Hodnett tried to get under Esh for third but the running order was still the same with 12 down when a final caution regrouped the field for a stopped Ryan Taylor.

Marks again took a stab for the lead at the new green as did Hodnett for third and this time Hodnett came up with a run that would net him third spot with 10 laps to go.

As the race got to lapped traffic with five to go, Cisney found Marks close enough to make a bid and as the leader negotiated the backmarkers, Marks used a low move in the first corner to take control with three laps to go.

Cisney made a valiant effort to go back out in front by pulling alongside Marks as the pair shot onto the backchute but Marks was stronger, surging into firm command as the pair hit the third corner.

And from there, Marks took the win, the sixth of his career at the track by 1.507 seconds.

Hodnett was third followed by Esh and TJ Stutts.

Sixth through 10th went to Brock Zearfoss, Mike Wagner, Steve Buckwalter, Mark Smith and Logan Wagner.

Heats went to Cisney, Esh and Marks.

Haus started on the pole of the super late model main and wiped up the field for the victory worth $1,500.

Last week, Haus took the checkers in the season opener whiel racing to hold off a closing Gregg Satterlee but this week his win would come uncontested.

His pace was only slowed on the seventh tour and at that time he had built up a 3.6 second lead over Mike Altobelli.

Fifth starter Kyle Hardy took third from Tim Smith Jr. with a lap to go, forcing Smith to cross in fourth with Rick Singleton finishing fifth.

The victory was Haus’ sixth at the historic oval, coming by a margin of 7.782 seconds.

Sixth through 10th went to Tim Wilson, Jason Covert, Mike Lupfer, Dylan Yoder and Nick Dickson.

Heats went to Andrew Yoder, Hardy and Singleton.

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Feature finishes:  3/19/16


410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Brent Marks, 2. Dylan Cisney, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Doug Esh, 5. TJ Stutts, 6. Brock Zearfoss, 7. Mike Wagner, 8. Steve Buckwalter, 9. Mark Smith, 10. Logan Wagner, 11. Lucas Wolfe, 12. Rick Lafferty, 13. Wayne Dadetto, 14. Tyler Bear, 15. Cale Grubb, 16. Kody Lehman, 17. Dave Jones, 18. Ryan Taylor, 19. Aaron Ott, 20. John Garvin, 21. Danny Dietrich

DNS: Curt Stroup


Late models, 22 laps: 1. Andy Haus, 2. Mike Altobelli, 3. Kyle Hardy, 4. Tim Smith Jr., 5. Rick Singleton, 6. TimWilson, 7. Jason Covert, 8. Mike Lupfer, 9. Dylan Yoder, 10. Nick Dickson, 11. Billy Wampler, 12. Andrew Yoder, 13. Danny Snyder, 14. Trent Brenneman, 15. Tom Decker Jr., 16. Greg Beach, 17. Ralph Morgan, 18. Robbie Black, 19. Dave Brouse Jr., 20. Steve Bailor, 21. Bryan Benton

DNS: Hayes Mattern, Coleby Frye, Tim Gray, Tom Decker III, Matt Parks, Scott Flickinger

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Lafferty And Satterlee Open Williams Grove Speedway Season With Wins


Mechanicsburg – Rick Lafferty of Pennington, NJ., scored the opening day sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, scoring $3,800 for the payday after being pressured for the lead by Freddie Rahmer and having been passed for the win by Greg Hodnett.

In the super late model main, Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills etched his name in the Williams Grove record books for the first time as a winner in the division. 

Lafferty started on the pole of the 25-lap 410 sprint car main and was followed by Rahmer for the first 16 laps before seventh starter Greg Hodnett took the second spot away. 

The first 17 circuits of the event went non-stop before Lucas Wolfe, who had run third up until that point, rolled to a stop bringing out the races first caution flag period.

Brian Montieth had charged from 11th up to fifth for the restart and was in the middle of a hard battle with Danny Dietrich when he came up with a right rear flat on the 19th lap, slowing the pace again. 

Hodnett then made good on his second restart chances by driving underneath Lafferty for the top spot in the first and second turns to take control with five laps to go. 

But then seemingly as quickly as he took the lead, Hodnett suddenly slowed on the 21st lap and pulled pitside, turning the race back over to Lafferty.

By that time, Lafferty had just four laps to go to hold on to the win with Rahmer still chasing in second however Rahmer came up .899 seconds short of his first-ever Williams Grove win at the line.

Dietrich rode home third followed by Aaron Ott and Steve Buckwalter.

Sixth through 10th went to Cory Haas, Doug Esh, Brent Marks, Robbie Stillwaggon and Austin Hogue.

Heats went to Montieth, Buckwalter and Stillwaggon with Brock Zearfoss scoring the consolation race.

Huntingdon’s Rick Singleton took the lead at the start of the 25-lap super late model main over fourth starter Satterlee. 

The pace was slowed with six laps down for a stopped Kyle Hardy and Satterlee applied pressure for control on the restart however Singleton proved hard to overtake.

It wasn’t until the ten-to-go point that Satterlee was finally able to find enough muscle to get by Singleton.

He went inside the veteran leader for control while racing through the third and fourth turns to get command but then found his pace slowed with four laps to go.

And Singleton stunned on the restart by pulling alongside Satterlee for the win as the pair crossed the line with three laps to go. 

But Satterlee hung tough as the pair pulled into the first corner and drove back out in front for the victory worth $2,000.

Singleton settled for second followed by Gene Knaub.

Dylan Yoder started 18th in the field and motored to the front, getting by the cars of Matt Cosner and Bryan Bernheisel on the final restart to finish fourth with Cosner ending up fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Bryan Bernheisel, Gary Stuhler, Coleby Frye, Jim Bernheisel and Trent Brenneman.

Heats went to Gene Knaub and Bryan Bernheisel.

March 18, 2016 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Rick Lafferty, 2. Freddie Rahmer, 3. Danny Dietrich, 4. Aaron Ott, 5. Steve Buckwalter, 6. Cory Haas, 7. Doug Esh, 8. Brent Marks, 9. Robbie Stillwaggon, 10. Austin Hogue, 11. Mark Smith, 12. Pat Cannon, 13. Brian Montieth, 14. Ryan Smith, 15. Alan Krimes, 16. Rodney Westhafer, 17. Matt Campbell, 18. Brock Zearfoss, 19. Nicole Bower, 20. Troy Fraker, 21. Brad Franks, 22. Greg Hodnett, 23. Lucas Wolfe, 24. Davey Jones
Late models, 25 laps: 1. Gregg Satterlee, 2. Rick Singleton, 3. Gene Knaub, 4. Dylan Yoder, 5. Matt Cosner, 6. Bryan Bernheisel, 7. Gary Stuhler, 8. Coleby Frye, 9. Jim Bernheisel, 10. Trent Brenneman, 11. Billy Wampler. 12. Mike Lupfer, 13. Danny Snyder, 14. Pancho Lawler, 15. Ryan Walls, 16. Ross Robinson, 17. Larry Baer, 18. Kyle Hardy
DNS: Chad Hollenbeck, Chris Casner

Schatz Rebounds for Victory at Stockton

Schatz Scores Win on Opening Night of FVP Western Spring Shootout

Returns to victory lane less than a week after missing feature

STOCKTON, Calif. — March 18, 2016 — After missing the feature at Thunderbowl Raceway less than a week ago, seven-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz returned to victory lane Friday night, winning the opening night of the FVP Western Spring Shootout double-header at Stockton Dirt Track.

Schatz picked up his third victory of the season, which is his first win since winning on the second night at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4. Schatz’s third win ties him with current point’s leader Brad Sweet with most victories of the season.

“This race team is incredible. I guess that’s why they work for Tony Stewart - an incredible boss and person,” Schatz said. “[Stewart] understands that things like that happen when the stars line up, and the stars lined up [last week at Thunderbowl].

“We unloaded this car tonight and made all the right adjustments. We have been playing around with a lot of things, and some days it helps and some days it hurts, but we got a win tonight and that’s big. I have always had a good time here at Stockton.”

The Fargo, N.D –native showed his speed early in the night, capturing quick time in qualifying, which put him on the pole for heat one.

Schatz, in the Bad Boy/Chevrolet Performance No. 15, finished second in his heat to three-time series champion Sammy Swindell in the Big Game Treestands/ No. 1, who was fastest in hot laps at the beginning of the afternoon.

Following an invert draw of eight, Brian Brown, driving the FVP/Casey’s General Store No. 21, started the dash from the pole and led flag-to-flag for the victory. With the victory, Brown took the pole position for the 30-lap feature, with Sweet starting to his outside and Schatz starting third.

Once the green flag fell, the caution quickly came back out as local favorite Rico Abreu lost control of his Abreu Vineyards/Alpine Star No. 24, flipping multiple times exiting turn two. Fortunately, Abreu walked away from the wreck, but would not return to action.

Brown, Sweet and Schatz led the field back to green as the three battled side-by-side for the top spot.

Brown settled into the lead but could never pull away from Sweet and Schatz, even as the two battled for the runner-up position, which Schatz eventually took control of just before the halfway point of the feature.

After he secured the second position, Schatz quickly reeled in the leader and completed the pass a few laps later. Brown continued to slide back, allowing Sweet and Shane Stewart to get around him, dropping him to the fourth position.

Schatz pulled away from the rest of the field as he approached lapped traffic. The slower traffic allowed Sweet to Stewart to close the gap on the leader but the two contenders could never pounce on the top spot.

Schatz seemed to have the victory in his grasp, eventually building a lead of over a second, but a caution with two laps remaining gave Sweet and Stewart their shot to steal away the victory.

Schatz managed to hold off both challengers on a green-white-checkered finish, as he dominated the second half of the feature and claimed the opening night of the FVP Western Spring Shootout at Stockton Dirt Track.

“Brian [Brown] was a little hesitant getting around lapped cars and I was just trying to make something happen,” Schatz said. “You hate to see those restarts at the end but the Hooiser tires did a great job firing off and doing their job the way they should and that helped us get the win.

“Hats off to my guys. I know after last week they were ready to kill me but that’s how it goes some days. We are here tonight though and we’re going to celebrate the win.”

Sweet continued his dominance of the top five, as he has finished inside the top five in every event this season.

“It was a tricky track,” Sweet, a native of Grass Valley, Calif., said. “I was just riding around on Brian Brown’s right rear early in the race, but Donny [Schatz] kept sticking his nose in there, and I knew I needed to move around and find something.

“Donny was just a touch better, he was able to move around and get through lapped traffic better than us, but we were pretty close. Every time he Razorback Professional Tools car hits the track it’s really close, it’s just a matter of me making the right decisions in lapped traffic and at the start of the race.”

Stewart, who made a motor change just before the dash, continued his streak of podium finishes, as he has now finished inside the top three the last three races.

“We had a little motor issue and thank goodness it held together for that heat race win,” Stewart said. “It’s so crucial to get a first or second to get yourself in the dash.

“We just got to keep working on it. [Donny Schatz] and Brad [Sweet] are going to be tough all year long...The way the format is you got to get qualified and get through your heat race.”

The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series resumes action Saturday night at Stockton Dirt Track, capping off the FVP Western Spring Shootout weekend double-header in Stockton, Calif.

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Stockton Dirt Track Notebook

RACE NOTES: Donny Schatz ties Brad Sweet with most wins this season at three...Sweet continues his top five dominance, finishing in the top five in every event so far in 2016...Dominic Scelzi picked up his first hard charger award of the season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS – MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jacob Allen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Terry McCarl; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Sammy Swindell; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Sammy Swindell; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Super Flow ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Brian Brown; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Dominic Scelzi; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen.

SEASON WINNERS: Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26); Donny Schatz – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18); David Gravel – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12); Daryn Pittman – 1 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27); Joey Saldana – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3); Shane Stewart – 1 (Arizona Speedway on March 6).

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Stockton Dirt Track; Stockton, Calif.; March 18, 2016.

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [6]; 5. 83-Joey Saldana [7]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [18]; 9. 88-Terry McCarl [5]; 10. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [9]; 11. 1-Sammy Swindell [8]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [15]; 13. 5-David Gravel [10]; 14. 29-Kerry Madsen [14]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [20]; 16. 7-Paul McMahan [16]; 17. W20-Greg Wilson [22]; 18. 69-Tim Kaeding [17]; 19. O-Bud Kaeding [23]; 20. OO-Cory Eliason [24]; 21. 26-Willie Croft [12]; 22. 55-Trey Starks [21]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [19]; 24. 24-Rico Abreu [11]. Lap Leaders: Brian Brown 1-16, Donny Schatz 17-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41X-Dominic Scelzi [+10]

Qualifying - 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.592; 2. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.623; 3. 83-Joey Saldana, 13.670; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 13.730; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.738; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.740; 7. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.753; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.761; 9. 83JR-Kyle Hirst, 13.764; 10. 5-David Gravel, 13.779; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.805; 12. 26-Willie Croft, 13.808; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.882; 14. 88-Terry McCarl, 13.947; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.954; 16. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.965; 17. 55-Trey Starks, 13.986; 18. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 13.995; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.023; 20. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.063; 21. 69-Tim Kaeding, 14.108; 22. OO-Cory Eliason, 14.137; 23. 99T-Skylar Gee, 14.145; 24. 3C-Jonathan Allard, 14.177; 25. O-Bud Kaeding, 14.198; 26. 17-Justin Sanders, 14.212; 27. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.445; 28. 88N-DJ Netto, 14.459; 29. 22-Mason Moore, 14.559; 30. 44-Chris Martin, 14.572; 31. 21P-Robbie Price, 15.061; 32. 98-Sean Watts, 15.172

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 1-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 3. 83JR-Kyle Hirst [3]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 5. 69-Tim Kaeding [6]; 6. O-Bud Kaeding [7]; 7. 55-Trey Starks [5]; 8. 22-Mason Moore [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 88-Terry McCarl [4]; 3. 5-David Gravel [3]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 5. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 6. 17-Justin Sanders [7]; 7. OO-Cory Eliason [6]; 8. 44-Chris Martin [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 83-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 7. 21P-Robbie Price [8]; 8. 99T-Skylar Gee [6]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 26-Willie Croft [3]; 4. 7-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [7]; 7. 3C-Jonathan Allard [6]; 8. 98-Sean Watts [8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 5. 88-Terry McCarl [3]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [7]; 7. 83-Joey Saldana [6]; 8. 1-Sammy Swindell [8]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) - 1. 55-Trey Starks [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 3. O-Bud Kaeding [6]; 4. OO-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 98-Sean Watts [12]; 6. 22-Mason Moore [9]; 7. 17-Justin Sanders [7]; 8. 21P-Robbie Price [11]; 9. 3C-Jonathan Allard [5]; 10. 99T-Skylar Gee [4]; 11. 44-Chris Martin [10]; 12. 88N-DJ Netto [8]