Sunday, March 26, 2017

SCOTT GEESEY OPENS 2017 SEASON WITH IMPRESSIVE SUPER SPORTSMAN WIN Randy Christine, Jr., Eddie Richards and Scott Houdeshell Share Opening Night Laurels

Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA…3/25/17
Scott Geesey made a strong statement in Saturday night’s season opener at Susquehanna Speedway.

After finishing in a tie with Russ Mitten for the 2016 track championship (Mitten was champ based on wins), Geesey drove through the field from his 15th starting spot to secure the opening night win in the 25-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature.

Aboard his Kreitzer Excavating, Crredit Connection Auto Sales, Silver Lake Inn, Rumbergers Automotive Service Center No. 41, the Wellsville driver worked his way past leader Paul Miller on the 19th lap and drove off for the feature win.

Miller led first three laps of the feature before giving way to defending track champ Mitten, who led until lap 11 when Miller regained the top spot.

Miller settled for the runner-up finish with Gregg Foster taking third, 19th starting and B-Main winner Scott Dellinger coming through for an impressive fourth with 12th starter Davey Walsh rounding out the top five.

Rich Eichelberger was sixth trailed by Doug Dodson, Mike Enders, Tony Jackson and Kenny Edkin.

Eichelberger, Frankie Herr and Devin Beidel were heat race winners for the 29 Super Sportsman. Dellinger was the B-Main winner.

Herr was a flip victim late in the feature while Beidel saw his race car go up in flames early in the feature. Neither driver was injured.

Randy Christine, Jr. took a big step in defending his 2016 track championship by wiring the field in the 25-lap Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Model feature.

By virtue of drawing the pole for the feature, the Manchester driver was never seriously challenged in scoring the opening night win in his No. 74 machine.

Brad Shank ran second the entire distance while Sean Merkel finished third over ninth starter Brian Shuey and Justin Ehrhart.

Chase Billet came home sixth over 18th starter Randy Stroudt, 23rd starter and ArtWerks Hard Charger Cam Zeigler, Charles Potts and Matt Murphy.

Shank, Ehrhart and Chase Billet for were heat winners for the 24-car field.

Scott Houdeshell led all 20 laps to score the win in the ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends feature.

Houdeshell withstood five cautions, including one with two laps remaining to secure the win over Travis Perry, Jeff Herbst, Mason Chaney and Lucas Montgomery with Bill Diehl, Bob Stough, Bob Scott, Jr., Justin Forbes and Tim O’Sheehan the top ten finishers.

Harlon Leppo, Chaney and Stough were Legend heat winners. There were 24 cars pitside.

The 20-lap Morgan Paving./Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock feature had all kinds of action at the front as defending champion Mike Potts led the first 11 laps before pitting with a flat tire.

This turned the lead to Kevin Sigler but Sigler and two more frontrunners were involved in crashes before a lap could be complete.

Eddie Richards, who started eighth assumed command of the feature and would score the win ahead of Potts, who drove back through the field.

Jim Palm started 23rd and finished third earning the ArtWerks Hard Charger ahead of Ryan Smith and Matt Adams with Chad Stine, Doug Barber, Craig Morgan, Daren Rice and David Dietz completing the top ten finishers.

Smith and Joey Hoffer won heats for the 24 Street Stocks.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action Saturday night, April 1 on Tyson Fence Night featuring the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman, the Mason Dixon Shootout Series for the Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Models, the Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks and the Superior Homes Extreme Stocks. Racing begins at 6PM.

There will also be a Test ‘N’ Tune on Wednesday night, April 5 from 6-9PM at the Speedway.


Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman (25 Laps)
1. 41- Scott Geesey, 2. 58- Paul Miller, 3. 32- Gregg Foster, 4. 30- Scott Dellinger, 5. 20W- Davey Walsh, 6. 8- Rich Eichelberger, 7. 54- Doug Dodson, 8. 3B- Mike Enders, 9. 17J- Tony Jackson, 10. 75- Kenny Edkin, 11. 1A- Chase Gutshall, 12. 7- Timmie Barrick, 13. 27- Troy Hockenberry, 14. 32W- Garrett Williamson, 15. 83- Bruce Buckwalter Jr., 16. 2M- Matt Ondek, 17. 23- Justin Foster, 18. 24- Justin Williams, 19. 77- Russ Mitten, 20. 44- Russ Lebo, 21. 70D- Frankie Herr, 22. 14- Nate Young, 23. 19- Devin Beidel, 24. 7L- Todd Leonard

Did Not Qualify: 10 -Troy Rhome ( Scratched from Feature ), 222- Jay Fannasy, 77w- Tom Wyckoff, 91- Lanny Hake, 13- Luke Deatrick

ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends (20 laps)
1. 5- Scott Houdeshell 2. 19- Travis Perry, 3. 18H- Jeff Herbst, 4. 8CR- Mason Chaney, 5. 15- Lucas Montgomery, 6. 53- Bill Diehl, 7. 0- Bob Stough, 8. 47- Bob Scott Jr., 9. 69X- Justin Forbes, 10. 519- Tim Osheehan, 11. 9- Rick Hartwig, 12. M1- John Kooti, 13. 13R- Joe Radle, 14. 66- Trent Yoder, 15. 7MD- Nathan Renfro, 16. 2A- Ken Boyce, 17. 18S- Jorje Sweger, 18. 85- Chad Earnst, 19. 6- Todd Rahley, 20. 8- Robert Shaw, 21. 3AU- Hayden Pascoe, 22. 58Z- Zachary Settle, 23. 99- Wayne Welsh 24. 15H- Harlon Leppo.

Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Models (25 Laps)
1. 74- Randy Christine Jr., 2. 57- Brad Shank, 3. 118- Sean Merkel, 4. 177- Brian Shuey, 5. 69- Justin Ehrhart, 6. 22- Chase Billet, 7. NINE- Randy Stoudt, 8. 99W- Cam Zeigler, 9. 5- Charles Potts, 10. 21M- Matt Murphy, 11. 8- Taylor Farlling, 12. 19L- Dave Latsha, 13. 46- Daniel Green, 14. 3- Ron Kline, 15. 3B- Cameron Benyou, 16. 33s- Bryon Sipe, 17. 20- Steve Billet, 18. 72- Wayne Pfeil
Did Not Start: 22B- Mark Billet, 89- Sonny Norris, 16- Cory Merkel, 22H- Eric Hohol, 19- Drew Weisser, 98W- Chaz Walls

Morgan Paving./AquaFun Pools Street Stocks (20 Laps)
1. FOUR- Eddie Richards, 2. M1- Mike Potts, 3. 7P- Jim Palm, 4. 59- Ryan Smith, 5. 9- Matt Adams, 6. 19- Chad Stine, 7. 63- Doug Barber, 8. 11- Craig Morgan, 9. 8- Daren Rice, 10. 71- David Dietz, 11. 88P- Brett Pickel, 12. 64- Brandon Wanner, 13. 12- Scott Thunberg, 14. 7S- Kevin Sigler, 15. 91- Dalton Frye, 16. 21- Joey Hoffer, 17. 54J- Jimmy Combs, 18. 0- Richie Dobson.
Did Not Start: 86- Scott Strickler, 32- Brad Bingaman

Lynton Jeffrey Invades For Port Royal Sprint Opener Victory

PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Lynton Jeffrey of Prairie City, Iowa, held off Dale Blaney to win Saturday’s 2017 season opener for sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway.

Jeffrey took home $3,500 for the victory after taking the lead early from Rick Lafferty.
In the 35-lap blastoff for super late models, Jason Covert of York pulled off a last lap, last corner stunner to take the $3,000 victory.

And Andrew Yoder of Middleburg scored the $1,000 Mason Dixon Shootout Series event for limited late models to round out the program.

Lafferty and Jeffrey started on the front row of the 410 sprint car main with Lafferty leading the first lap and Jeffrey in his shadow.

Jeffrey pulled the trigger on the second tour to grab command of the field before entering the backmarkers on the ninth lap.

Lafferty chased him into traffic, trying to keep pace before third starter Dale Blaney got around for second on the 17th tour.

Blaney then began slowly reeling in leader Jeffrey and with three to go he took his shot for the win.
He stuffed the Zemco No. 1 sprinter deep into the first corner and briefly took the lead before Jeffrey used the cushion to slingshot back around for the lead as the pair shot onto the backstretch.

And that took the wind out of Blaney’s sails as Jeffrey pulled out to a 1.025 second advantage at the finish to become the 188th different winner of a sprint car main in Port Royal history.
Greg Hodnett got by Lafferty for third with two laps to go, forcing Lafferty to finish fourth with Mike Wagner ending up fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Doug Esh, Brock Zearfoss, Dylan Cisney, Mark Smith and TJ Stutts.
Heats went to Zearfoss and Stutts.

Polesitter Jason Covert took the lead at the start of the super late model main trailed by fourth starter Dylan Yoder on the first lap after Yoder made a two-car pass to get the spot.

Covert held sway with Yoder trying time after time to get into a position that could net him control but it took a restart on the 13th lap to get him the point.

He used the restart to bolt around Covert and take control before getting away with the lead.
However his mount began puffing smoke of some sort as he held the lead and that smoke turned terminal with nine laps to go when it forced him to roll to a stop on the track, wiping out a 2.119 second lead and handing over the point to third starter Kenny Moreland.

Moreland had wrestled second from Gary Stuhler on the 23rd lap with Covert having fallen back to fourth.
Covert got around Stuhler for second as he began to rebound with eight laps to go but as the race wore on to the finish it seemed that Covert was just too far away to make a serious bid for the win.
With two laps to go it still looked that way but just after taking the white flag Covert found enough muscle to pull alongside Moreland as the pair hit the first corner however Moreland had enough momentum to roll back into weak control in the second corner.

But Covert wasn’t done yet and he used the last two corners to race to Moreland’s inside again and the pair exited the fourth corner in a furious race to the finish with Covert edging ahead to the line, taking the win by an amazing .182 seconds.

Moreleand was second followed by Stuhler, Mike Lupfer and Gregg Satterlee.
Sixth through 10th went to Coleby Frye, Rick Singleton, Nick Dickson, Jeff Rine and Trent Brenneman.

Heats for the 32 late models went to Covert, Stuhler, Moreland in a last to first performance, and Yoder. Tim Wilson scored the consolation race.

Tim Krape led the first 10 laps of the 20-lap limited late model main before Andrew Yoder took over after starting third in the field.

Yoder was never challenged for the win after taking control as he ran to a 1.931 second win.
Rance Garlock took second from Krape with five laps to go.
Robbie Black rode home third followed by Krape and Mike Walls.
Sixth through 10th went to Justin Weaver, Shaun Miller, Jim Yoder, Derrick Quade and Devin Hart.
Heats went to Dillan Stake, JR Toner and Garlock with the consolation going to Todd Snook.

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Feature Finishes
Sprint Cars, 25 laps: 1. Lynton Jeffrey, 2. Dale Blaney, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Rick Lafferty, 5. Mike Wagner, 6. Doug Esh, 7. Brock Zearfoss, 8. Dylan Cisney, 9. Mark Smith, 10. TJ Stutts, 11. Logan Wagner, 12. Tyler Bear, 13. AJ Flick, 14. Kody Lehman, 15. Danny Massey, 16. George Streaker Jr.

Late Models, 35 laps: 1. Jason Covert, 2. Kenny Moreland, 3. Gary Stuhler, 4. Mike Lupfer, 5. Gregg Satterlee, 6. Coleby Frye, 7. Rick Singleton, 8. Nick Dickson, 9. Jeff Rine, 10. Trent Brenneman, 11. Matt Cosner, 12. Dan Stone, 13. Andy Haus, 14. Tim Wilson, 15. Tim Smith Jr., 16. Justin Kann, 17. Larry Baer, 18. Chad Myers, 19. Dylan Yoder, 20. Devin Friese, 21. Jeff Miller, 22. Hayes Mattern, 23. Dave Brouse Jr.

DNS: Matt Parks

DNQ: Dave Stamm, Chris Casner, Matt Sponaugle, Jason Schmidt, Tim Gray, Denny Fenton, Patrick Bryner, Scott Flickinger

Limited Late Models, 20 laps: 1. Andrew Yoder, 2. Rance Garlock, 3. Robbie Black, 4. Tim Krape, 5. Mike Walls, 6. Justin Weaver, 7. Shaun Miller, 8. Jim Yoder, 9. Derrick Quade, 10. Devin Hart, 11. Eric Irvin, 12. Tim Fedder, 13. Devin Frey, 14. Ralph Morgan Jr., 15. Todd Snook, 16. JR Toner, 17. Andrew Shoop, 18. Eddie Cornett, 19. Bernie Beard, 20. Donnie Farling, 21. Bryan Benton, 22. Devin Weyandt, 23. Larry Neiderer, 24. Dillan Stake

DNQ: Curt Dunn, Rick Lias, Garrett Gray

DIETRICH MAKES IT TWO-FOR-TWO IN LINCOLN 410 SPRINTS , Nouse takes season opener for “358” sprints

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 3/25/2017 – Danny Dietrich held off Jim Siegel and Lucas Wolfe to score his second win in two Lincoln races in Saturday’s 25-lap “410” sprint car feature.

It was a classic final turn slidefest that saw Siegel reclaim the lead momentarily exiting turn four as his slid in front of Dietrich. But “Double D” drove to the bottom exiting turn four and outraced Siegel to the checkered flag.

“I could hear him. I kinda’ saw him I think off of two there on that last lap, and I didn’t think I could go to the bottom there in turns three and four, so I just went to the top. I figured that he would slide me and I needed to get down in the moisture with him going the wrong way. I got to the moisture off of four just in time,” said Dietrich upon exiting his Gary Kauffman-owned Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market #48 in victory lane, “I don’t want to rough nobody up. I think we raced really hard and really clean. With lapped cars, there just wasn’t anywhere to go, so you make the most of what you can with your race car and that’s all you can do.”

Siegel grabbed the lead from invading polesitter Coleman Gulick of Binghamton, New York at the outset and led the first 11 laps until a caution came out for Shane Hoff, who came to stop in turn four while running fourth.

On the subsequent restart, fifth-starting Dietrich passed Gulick for second on the back stretch and tracked down Siegel over the next ten laps, passed the Mason-Dixon Vault Company #59 in lapped traffic of lap 22. Siegel never went away, and took a last-turn shot for the win, coming up just short.

“I can’t thank this crew enough,” said Dietrich, “We had a bad night last night, and we just want to win all year long. It’s as simple as that. I’ll do whatever it takes to win.”

Quietly, Lucas Wolfe entered the picture with just a few laps to go, and crossed a close third. Crossing fourth and fifth were Gulick and the winner’s brother Billy. Sixth through tenth were defending track champ Alan Krimes, Kyle Moody, 18th-starting Cory Haas, 17th-starting Chase Dietz, and Brian Montieth, who sustained front wing damage in a early-race incident involving invader Billy Bulog.

Heats for the 34 410 Sprints were won by Danny Dietrich, Siegel, Wolfe, and Freddie Rahmer, with Chad Trout winning the consolation.

Mechanicsburg’s Kevin Nouse scored the win in the season opener for “358” sprint cars. He started eighth and took the lead from Doug Hammaker in lapped traffic on lap 13 of 20. He held on for the 1.06-second win, the eighth of his career in the Pigeon Hills.

Hammaker, who took the lead from polesitter Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. on lap seven, led the next six laps before Nouse took the lead for good.

Hammaker settled for second, with Rittenhouse third, Adrian Shaffer fourth, and defending champ Chandler Leiby fifth.
Sixth through tenth were Kyle Denmyer, Matt Findley, Todd Gracey, Ashley Cappetta, and Wyatt Hinkle.

Heats for the 25 358 Sprints were won by Hammaker, Brent Shearer, and Phil Walter.

Next Saturday, April 1st, Lincoln Speedway moves to 6 PM starts and will run off its’ first 3-division racing program of 2017 with the 410 Sprint and 358 Sprints being joined by the All-American Outlaws. Gates open at 4 PM, with hot laps getting underway at 5:30 PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Abbottstown, PA
410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,200); 2. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 4. 14-Coleman Gullick; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody; 8. 39-Cory Haas; 9. 5G-Chase Dietz; 10. 21-Brian Montieth; 11. 35-Steve Owings; 12. 17B-Bill Balog; 13. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 14. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 15. 5-Tyler Ross; 16. 39M-Anthony Macri; 17. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 18. 6K-Chris Knopp; 19. 1X-Chad Trout (DNF); 20. 69H-Shane Hoff (DNF); 21. 74-Dwayne Gutshall (DNF); 22. 69-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 23. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 24. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Jim Siegel (1-21), Danny Dietrich (22-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 14-Coleman Gulick; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 5G-Chase Dietz; 6. 1X-Chad Trout; 7. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 8. 55-Gary Kreiss; 9. 29-Jame Pryde. Time – 2:16.671

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 69-Shane Hoff; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 8. 15M-Bobby Mazingo (DNF); 9. 10-Joe Kata, III (DNF). Time – 2:16.804

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 21T-Scott Fisher; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 40-George Hobaugh; 7. 16C-Matt Campbell (DMF); DNS – 35-Steve Owings. Time – 2:22.456

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 to qualify) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 17B-Bill Balog; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 5-Tyler Ross; 5. 6K-Chris Knopp; 6. 22-Ralph Engel; 7. 35-Tyler Esh (DNF); 8. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF). No Time

410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 1X-Chad Trout; 2. 39-Anthony Macri; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 5. 40-George Hobaugh; 6. 55-Gary Kreiss; 7. 22-Ralph Engel; 8. 29-James Pryde; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 10. 16C-Matt Campbell (DNF); 11. 35E-Tyler Esh (DNF); 12. 10-Joe Kata, III (DNF); 13. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF). Time – 2:26.067

358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse ($1,000); 2. 66-Doug Hammaker; 3. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 4. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 7. 28-Matt Findley; 8. 19G-Todd Gracey; 9. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 11. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 12. 7-Trey Hivner; 13. 91-Brie Hershey; 14. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 15. 12-Brent Shearer; 16. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 17. 5A-Zachary Allman; 18. 511-John Sharpe; 19. 3-Chris Priar; 20. 5-Phil Walter (DNF); 21. 41-Jeff Halligan (DNF); 22. 74-T.J. DeHaven (DNF); 23. 59-Steve Wilbur (DNF); DNS: 77-David Holbrook

Lap Leaders – Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (1-6), Doug Hammaker (7-12), Kevin Nouse (13-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 3. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 77-David Holbrook; 6. 5A-Zachary Allman; 7. 3-Chris Priar; 8. 91-Brie Hershey (DNF); DNS – 8-Kenny Kuhn. No Time

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 12-Brent Shearer; 2. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 7-Trey Hivner; 5. 511-John Sharpe; 6. 14C-Dave Carlberg (DNF); 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; DNS – 59-Steve Wilbur. No Time

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 5-Phil Walter; 2. 19G-Todd Gracey; 3. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 4. 119-Chandler Leiby; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 23-Jake Eldreth; 7. 74-TJ DeHaven; 8. 41-Jeff Halligan (DNF). Time – 2:31.35

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Hodnett And Satterlee Open Williams Grove Season With Wins


Mechanicsburg – Greg Hodnett of Thomasville opened up the 2017 Williams Grove Speedway sprint car season on Friday night with a flag to flag victory worth $3,800 over Brian Montieth.

Elsewhere, Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills scored the victory in the 25-lap super late model main to record his second career victory at the oval one year after claiming a late model main at the track on the same weekend.

Hodnett drew the second starting spot to begin the 25-lap 410 sprint car feature and outgunned Steve Buckwalter from the pole when the race began.

The first caution flag of the race unfuled with six laps away finding fifth starter Brian Montieth up to third.

Hodnett pulled away on the restart by using the top groove after racing early around the inside lane.

However Hodnett did see his lead shrink with 10 laps to go as Montieth was able to run him down.

Montieth was beginning to take some stabs for the lead on the low side on the 17th tour when another caution flag slowed the pace, this time for a stopped Buckwalter.

The new green allowed Hodnett to pull away once again with Montieth left to try and keep pace.

But while able to keep Hodnett in sight, Montieth was never again able to get close enough to make a bid for the win.

Hodnett instead cruised uncontested to the 67th win of his career at the track with Montieth finishing second followed by Brock Zearfoss, Mark Smith and 15th starter Doug Esh.

Sixth through 10th went to Freddie Rahmer, who earned hard charger laurels; TJ Stutts, Dale Blaney, Lucas Wolfe and Brandon Rahmer.

Heats went to Eric Tomecek, Hodnett and Blaney.

Veteran Gary Stuhler jumped from the pole into the lead at the start of the super late model main over Matt Cosner who pounced from fifth to second.

Cosner was racing with Stuhler on the sixth tour when the second caution flag of the race appeared with Satterlee up to third.

Satterlee blasted by Cosner when action resumed and began his pursuit of the leader.

For several laps prior to a final caution flag with 12 laps to go, Satterlee tried his best to get by Stuhler, using both sides of the track to no avail as Stuhler worked the surface to perfection to hold him back.

But that final restart with 12 to go proved to be his undoing as a slow pace back to the restart by Stuhler allowed Satterlee to power underneath as the pair motored into the first corner.

Satterlee blasted low across the track and bolted into control rather handily and after doing so he began stretching out an advantage that he would hold to the final corner when a wide swing around the cushion allowed Stuhler to close back in just before the checkers.

Satterlee took the $2,000 payday ahead of Stuhler, Cosner, Coleby Frye and Tyler Horst.

Sixth through 10th went to Trent Brenneman, Matt Sponaugle, Bryan Bernheisel, Andy Haus and Jeff Rine.

Heats went to Justin Kann and Satterlee.

March 24, 2017
Feature Finishes

Sprint cars (25 laps): 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Brian Montieth, 3. Brock Zearfoss, 4. Mark Smith, 5. Doug Esh, 6. Freddie Rahmer, 7. TJ Stutts, 8. Dale Blaney, 9. Lucas Wolfe, 10. Brandon Rahmer, 11. Alan Krimes, 12. Rick Lafferty, 13. Nicole Bower, 14. Bill Balog, 15. Anthony Macri, 16. Kody Lehman, 17. Troy Fraker, 18. Steve Buckwalter, 19. Danny Dietrich, 20. Robbie Stillwaggon, 21. Matt Campbell

DNS: Eric Tomecek, Cory Haas

Late models (25 laps): 1. Gregg Satterlee, 2. Gary Stuhler, 3. Matt Cosner, 4. Coleby Frye, 5. Tyler Horst, 6. Trent Brenneman, 7. Matt Sponaugle, 8. Bryan Bernheisel, 9. Andy Haus, 10. Jeff Rine, 11. Larry Baer, 12. Justin Kann, 13. Nick Dickson, 14. Brian Booze, 15. Gene Knaub, 16. Dylan Yoder

DNS: Mike Lupfer, Derick Quade

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Predictions for 2017....And a few random thoughts......

Hello and welcome back to another round of my thoughts.....
This week I want to start off by saying thank you to everyone who took the time to check out my last column, My Thoughts on Summer Fundraisers. To all of those that shared their opinions whether it was on twitter or on the sites Face Book page, THANK YOU. To the drivers, crew members, and families who sent me messages or went the old fashion way and actually gave me a call, THANK YOU. Remember folks, before you get all upset and start sending me death threats, these are just my opinions that I share on the site from time to time. NEVER have I claimed to know everything, or hell even be right in my opinions. To those that agreed with what I said lat time, Awesome !!!! To those that didn't agree, Awesome !!!! What kind of world would we be living in if we all looked at the same things and thought the same thoughts. Would be quite a boring world would it not?

Before I get into the meat of my article this week....PREDICTIONS FOR 2017 I wanted to give a shout out to Beer Hill Gang Live and PA Sprint Car Live show. For those that don't know Earl Hoon Jr, Bert Wojcik, and Justin Snyder from PA have gotten together and have a live interview show every Thursday night RIGHT HERE. They also do live interviews with drivers after the races each week and special live feeds before the bigger shows around Central PA. I have been able to catch a few of the shows at different times, and I must say these guys do a great job bringing the fans up close with the best sprint car drivers in our area. I stopped by their booth at the Racing Extravaganza Show back in February and had the chance to meet the host Mr. Hoon and told him personally how much I enjoyed the show so do yourself a favor and get on Face Book and look the show up and give it a like, you wont be disappointed.

Now I'm not gonna get to carried away this week but I figured with Lincoln Speedway beating the odds and getting the Ice Breaker 30 and the start of the 2017 racing season started 2 weeks ago, and Port Royal and Williams Grove Speedway's scheduled to kick off their 2017 racing seasons this coming weekend I would attempt to make myself look even more of a fool then normal (yeah I know how the hell can I make myself look any worse right?) are my predictions for the 2017 racing season.

I want to start off with Williams Grove Speedway and the 410 division. The 410 division will see a new name etched into the record books in 2017 as track champion and my pick is non other then Brian Montieth. Brian has come close before and with the defending track champion Greg Hodnett doing some traveling in 2017 I think this will be the year that "The Edge" finally gets over the hump and makes history as the first new champion not named Hodnett, Rahmer, Dewease,Krietz, or Shaffer since 1990.
For the 358 division my pick is a guy who has been close the past 2 years only to loose it by the slimmest of margins, Doug Hammaker. Doug was edged out by Chase Dietz in 2015 and was sidelined by injury at the end of the 2016 season so Doug has something to prove this year. Look for him to finally join his father the "Godfather" as a track champion at the historic half mile.

Down at Lincoln Speedway the 410 division will also see a new 410 and 358 track champion in 2017. In the 410 division look for the new pairing of Cory Haas and Joe Trone to take the championship for the first time together in a close battle with his friend Alan Krimes. In the 358 division look for the 2016 Central PA 358 Point Series Rookie of the Year Brent Shearer to back up his strong rookie season with a track championship following the likes of Logan Schuchart and Chase Dietz in backing up his rookie of the year campaign with a track championship.

Port Royal Speedway do not look for the defending track champion Doug Esh to repeat, but you can keep it in the family so to speak. Brock Zearfoss will be crowned the 7th different track champion since 2010.

Selinsgrove Speedway will see the return of the 360's and a former track champion and a driver who dominated the track back in the early 2000's with three straight track championships "Bad" Chad Layton, BUT he will not win his 4th track championship in 2017. Look for the 2 time and defending track champion and 2 time Central PA Racing Scene 360 driver of the year Mark Smith to repeat as track champion once again. If you are looking for a dark horse look no farther then the driver from Abbottstown Pa own Erich Tomecek.

Susquehanna Speedway in its 2nd season under the ownership of Scott Gobrecht and under the watchful eye of Kolten Gouse will host the Super Sportsman division. Look for a different track champion at the Newberry Town Oval in 2017 but one who is not new to being called a champion. Scott Geesey will return to the top of the heap in 2017.

And finally.....
Down at the bullring Trail Way Speedway look for the 4th different track champion in 4 years. Look for the #4 of Dwight Leppo to have the best season of his young career and win his first ever 358 track championship at the track over 2016 track champion David Holbrook and Cody Fletcher who will keep it close all season.

And for your listening pleasure something from the band Throwdown...

Well that all for this week folks. Once again thanks for checking out the site and reading another My Thoughts on......column. If you have any thoughts or predictions on the 2017 racing season please feel free to share them as I would love to see how you all think my predictions will do.

I would love to say I will see you all this weekend but I wouldn't get to excited about the potential 3 race weekend as I would bet my paycheck we don't see any racing this weekend. Hopefully this bad weather will break soon and we can all head to the track in 2 weeks. Until then I hope you all have a safe week and your beverage of choice stays ice cold.
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