Monday, July 31, 2017


SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Greg Hodnett added his name to a prominent list of winners of the Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 sprint cars Sunday night at Selinsgrove Speedway. Hodnett drew the number one to start from the pole of the 30 lap Sprint Car spectacular.

Hodnett bolted into the race lead and left prelim night winner Mark Smith to battle with Jason Shultz for the runner up spot. Blane Heimbach came from his sixth starting spot to work by Shultz for third and then soon by Smith by the second spot.

By lap 14 Smith and Heimbach battle for second had closed in on Hodnett in lap traffic. A red flag for Nate Snyder stopped the race and gave Hodnett the open race track once again.

On the restart Heimbach was able to pull away from Smith and focus on the race leader. Hodnetts lead began to shrink again when he caught the tail of the field on lap 24. By that time Curt Michael had climbed into the top five as well.

The yellow flag again unfurled on lap 25 ending the race for the lead. Heimbach number 12 had stopped on the home stretch ending his bid for the National Open crown.

With five to go Mark Smith would need to make his move quick on the restart Smith kept the pace of the race leader for the next lap before Hodnett again extended the advantage. Michael was now by Shultz and on Smiths tail for second.

Hodnett closed out the final laps of the 17th annual running of the National Open to take the $6,000 payday.

Smith was second followed on the podium by Michael.

Jason Shutlz and Davie Franek were the rest of the top five finishers. Lucas Wolfe was sixth followed by TJ Stutts, Steve Collins, Chad Layton, and Robbie Stillwagon.

Jeff Stere presented a hard charger award that went to Layton who came from 20th to finish in ninth.

Shutlz, Heimbach, and Billy VanInwegen won heat race for the 360 Sprint Cars while Larry Kelleher took the B-main victory.

The National Open wouldnt have been possible without the help of the United Racing Club and Mach 1 Chassis. Title sponsor Mach 1 Chassis, located at 10 North Frederick Street in Mechanicsburg, engineers and builds race car chassis that are known for safety, strength, durability, and performance.
In addition to chassis fabrication and repair, Mach 1 Chassis also manufactures front and rear bumpers, nerf bars, front axles, wing posts, and
wing trees.

Dave Grube was in a race long battle with Cale Reigle during the 305 Sprint Car main event. Reigle took over the top spot from Grube on lap eight.
Grube then entered into a tight battle with Tyler Resser for the second spot. Resser was able to grab the spot before Grube took it back.

The battle for second proved that much more important when the rear axel broke on Reigels number 99 on lap 14. It was the first and only caution flag of the race.

On the restart Grube had pressure right away from Reeser. Reeser continued
to try to use the momentum of the outside line for the remaining laps to take the race lead away. Grube on the other hand stayed loyal to the inside line.

Although Reeser got very close on the last two laps, he was never able to pass Grube. Grubes checkered flag was his first at the speedway.

Reeser was second with Zach Newlin, Jeremi Hanson, and Austin Bishop rounding out the top five finishers.

Sixth through tenth in the finishing order went to Ken Duke, Nathan Gramley, Jared Zionkowski, Andrew Hake, and Dave Graber.

Newlin and Hake took heat race victory in the 305 Sprint Cars.

The Econo Late Model inversion was a four for the feature event. Tim Krape  picked the inversion and put himself fourth to start the feature in what he called a dismal year of racing. He thought maybe the pill draw was going to just be another part of his bad luck season.

Tim Fedder had a similar idea after taking the race lead from Troy Miller on the opening lap. Fedder continued to lead while Krape worked his way to second.

Krape would close on the race leader and then fall off again over the next  13 laps. When the two to go sign was given Fedder had begun to race in lap traffic.

Fedder tried to be a little more conservative around the slower cars and that allowed Krape to muscle the race lead away on the final lap going down the back stretch. There was not enough time for Fedder to recover and take the race lead back.

Krape lead only one lap of the main event but it was the most important one. Fedder was second followed across the line by Todd Snook, JR Toner, and Shaun Miller.

Andrew Stotler, Andrew Yoder, Troy Miller, Jason Schmidt, and Jason Davis closed out the top ten finishers. Krape and Toner won heat races.

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This coming Saturday, Aug. 5, the Selinsgrove Speedway kicks off the final full month of racing this season with the Sunbury Eagles Club Night and the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing on-hand for the rescheduled Firecracker 30  for the 360 Sprint Cars plus Super Late Models, Pro Stocks, and Econo Late  Models. Racing at 7:30

360 Sprint Cars  28 Entries

30-Lap A-Main 1) 27 Greg Hodnett 2) M1 Mark Smith 3) 5G Curt Michael 4) 29 Jason Shultz
5) 28F Davie Franek 6) 5 Lucas Wolfe 7) 11 TJ Stutts 8) 67 Steve Collins  9) 35 Chad Layton
10) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 11) 49S Mallie Shuster 12) 33 Michael Walter 13) 56V Billy VanInwegen 14) 66 Ryan Kissinger 15) 19 Colby Womer 16) 76 Larry Kelleher 17) 42E Eddie Strata
18) 22 Troy Betts 19) 73B Brett Michalski 20) 12 Blane Heimbach 21) 56C Chris Coyle
22) 56 Nate Snyder 23) 1W Eric Tomecek 24) C4 Jim Shuster 25) 99K Cody Keller

Heat Winners: Blane Heimbach, Billy VanInwegen, Jason Shultz
B-Main Winner: Larry Kelleher

305 Sprint Cars  19 Entries
20-Lap A-Main 1) 3D Dave Grube 2) 5T Tyler Reeser 3) 11Z Zach Newlin 4)36 Jeremi Hanson 5) 11 Austin Bishop 6) 67 Ken Duke 7) 23 Nathan Gramley 8) 41Z Jared Zionkowski 9) 77 Andrew Hake 10) 51 Dave Graber 11) 137 Ian Cumens 23L Samantha Lieberman 13) 5 John Walp 14) 2 Erin Statler 15) 61J Johnny Scarborough 16) 44K Kristine Hess 17) 88 Fred Arnold 18) 99 Cale Reigle 19) 86 Teddy Thomas

Heat Winners: Zach Newlin, Andrew Hoke

Econo Late Models -11 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: 1) 07 Tim Krape 2) 24 Tim Fedder 3) 23 Todd Snook 4) 11T JR Toner 5) 115S Shaun Miller 6) 50 Andrew Stotler 7) 2 Andrew Yoder 8) 115 Troy Miller 9) 13H Jason Schmidt
10) 7 Jason Davis 11) 30 Andy Snyder

Heat Winners Tim Krape, JR Toner



Mark Smith of Sunbury started off the Mach 1 Chassis National Open weekend with a dominating performance in the 360 Sprint Cars. Smith won the 25-lap preliminary event worth $3,000 and set a new track record for the distance in 7:54.603. Smith’s new record was more than 15 seconds faster than the standing record coming into the night. The win also locks Smith into the feature event for this Sunday night’s 17th Annual National Open Finale.

Smith took the top spot on lap three from Steve Collins in the nonstop feature event. Davie Franek moved to second on lap ten and began to try to close the gap on Smith. The lead would only shrink for a small time before Smith drove back away to the five second advantage he had at the end of the event.

Franek came home second while Cody Keller, Nate Snyder, and Steve Collins were the top five game. Curt Michael was sixth followed by Robbie Stillwagon, Josh Weller, Jason Schultz, and Ryan Kissinger.
Heat races for the 360 Sprint Cars were won by Michalski, Franek, Eric Tomecek, while Chris Coyle won the B-Main.

Donnie Schick led the first half of the Jeff’s Auto Body and Recycling Center Super Late Model feature. Schick had opened up an impressive lead over Jeff Rine once Rine got to second on lap ten. Rine then began to close the gap on Schick. Schick’s straightaway lead dwindled over the next ten laps before Rine caught and passed Shick.

A yellow flag gave Shick a second chance, but Rine would complete the pass after the restart to take the lead away for second time. Rine led the rest of the way for his 106th career Selinsgrove Speedway win.
Rine took the checkered flag over Schick, Bryan Bernheisel, Gene Kanub, and Tony Adams. Hayes Mattern was the sixth car across the line with Steve Campbell, Kenny Treveitz, Luke Hoffner, and Dan Green the top ten.

Bernheisel and Rine won the heat races for the Late Models.

Jake Buck brought the A&A Auto Store Pro Stock feature to the green flag on Saturday night. Shaun Lawton was able to wrestle the top spot away from Buck to lead lap number two. Once out front it looked like Lawton was going to drive to his third win of the season.

A yellow on a lap five restart reset the field nose to tail and allowed point leader Tommy Slanker to go to work. Slanker restarted fourth, but soon went past runner up Kyle Bachman to give chase to Lawton. On lap eight Slanker made an outside move around Lawton to secure the lead for good. Slanker drove to his fifth win of the season.

Lawton, Bachman, Dustin Snook, and AJ Stroup were the top five finishers. Johnny Bouse crossed the line in sixth followed by Brandon Moser, Jake Buck, Peanut Heintzelman, and John Schoch.
Heat races for the Pro Stocks were won by Bachman and Lawton.

This Sunday, July 30, will be the Mach 1 Chassis 360 Sprint Car National Open. The 17th annual running of the event will pay $6,000 to win. The PASS 305 Sprint Cars and Econo Late Models will also be in action. Racing at 7:30. General Admission will be $15 with students paying $8. Kids 11 years of age and younger will be admitted FREE.

Next Saturday, Aug. 5, the speedway kicks off the final full month of racing this season with the Sunbury Eagles Club Night and the Eastern Museum of Motor on-hand for the rescheduled Firecracker 30 for the 360 Sprint Cars plus Super Late Models, Pro Stocks, and Econo Late Models.

360 Sprint Cars -31 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) M1 Mark Smith 2) 28F Davie Franek 3) 99K Cody Keller 4) 56 Nate Snyder 5) 67 Steve Collins 6) 5G Curt Michael 7) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 8) 63 Josh Weller 9) 29 Jason Shultz 10) 66 Ryan Kissinger 11) 73B Brett Michalski 12) 35 Chad Layton 13) 76 Larry Kelleher 14) C4 Jim Shuster 15) 49S Mallie Shuster 16) 22 Troy Betts 17) 56C Chris Coyle 18) 13 Ryan Higgins 19) 22G Bryn Gohn 20) 19 Colby Womer 21) 7K Kris Lilick 22) 1W Eric Tomecek 23) 706 Mark Sasso 24) 77 Derek Locke 25) 47C Adam Carberry
Heat Winners: Brett Michalski, Eric Tomecek, Davie Franek, Mark Smith
B-Main Winner: Chris Coyle

Late Models – 14 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 2J Jeff Rine 2) 6 Donnie Schick 3) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 4) 1 Gene Knaub 5) 88 Tony Adams 6) 9 Hayes Mattern 7) 2 Steve Campbell 8) 61 Ken Trevitz 9) 15 Luke Hoffner 10) 46 Dan Green 11) 63 Nathan Long 12) 10 Dave Stamm 13) 7M Meade Hahn 14) 77D Dick Houtz
Heat Winners: Bryan Bernheisel, Jeff Rine

Pro Stocks – 18 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: 1) 40 Tommy Slanker 2) 92 Shaun Lawton 3) 99B Kyle Bachman 4) 15 Dustin Snook 5) 26 AJ Stroup 6) 28J Johnny Bouse 7) 8M Brandon Moser 8) 11B Jake Buck 9) 99 Peanut Heintzelman 10) 89 John Schoch 11) 14C Bill Conrad 12) 88 Matt Hornberger 13) 40G Nick Gentile 14) 28 Dan Condo 15) 6C AJ Hoffman 16) 86 Wayne Shaffer 17) 55 Lori Croop 18) 55T John Troxell

Heat Winners: Kyle Bachman, Shaun Lawton

Sunday, July 30, 2017


Hoffer, Pierson, Updegraff and Murphy Other Saturday Winners

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA…7/29/17
Tony Jackson and his Clair “Tripp” Finkenbinder owned team have been fast all season long at Susquehanna Speedway.

But fast doesn’t always win races.

Saturday night, the Newville, PA racer put it all together to capture his first 25-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature win of the season.

After crashing last week and spending long hours all week in the race shop, Jackson started sixth on the grid, exchanged the lead with veteran Rich Eichelberger several times during the early laps of the feature. Jackson took control with five laps down but two late race yellows bunched the field on Jackson’s bumper.

Following a lap 23 caution, Doug Dodson was applying pressure to Jackson and as the pair raced towards the white flag, sparks flew from Dodson’s machine ending his bid as Jackson held on during the final lap to become the seventh different Super Sportsman winner this season aboard the McCoy Brothers General Construction, Liberator Performance No. 17J.

Eichelberger settled for the runner-up spot with defending track champion Russ Mitten third after starting 11th followed by Jay Fannasy and Gregg Foster with Mike Enders, track point leader Kenny Edkin, Chase Gutshall, Justin Foster and 21st starter and Hard Charger Nate Young completing the top ten.

Eichelberger, Gutshall and Justin Foster were heat winners for the 23 car field.

Adam Pierson started on the pole of the 20-lap ARDC Midget feature but would follow Brett Arndt during the first five laps before taking the lead and driving to his first Susquehanna win.

Ryan Greth finished second over Tommy Kunsman, Arndt and PJ Gargiulo with Ryan Wilson, Kenny Miller, Josh Heckman, Shawn Jackson and Jason Rice the top ten finishers.

Kunsman and Arndt were ARDC heat winners with 17 cars pitside.

Joey Hoffer raced to his second win of the season in the 20-lap Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock feature.

Starting on the pole, Hoffer led flag to flag in the caution-filled event. Despite four restarts during the final two laps of the race, Hoffer prevailed over Jim Palm, Randy Zechman, Craig Morgan and Kevin Sigler with Mike Potts, Jimmy Combs, Ryan Smith 21st starter and Artwerks Hard Charger Matt Adams and Brad Bingaman rounding out the top ten finishers.

Potts, Sigler and Hoffer won heats for the 23 street stocks.

Track point leader and leading winner Alex Updegraff scored win number nine in the 20-lap Superior Homes Extreme Stock feature that was rained out back on July 8.

Updegraffs’s win came over Patrick McClane, Michael Smith, Kyle Emig and Bill Powell.

In the regularly scheduled Extreme Stock feature, Donnie Murphy ended the Updegraff domination coming through with his first win of the season and only the third different Extreme Stock winner.

Murphy was the eighth and final leader in the 20 lap event as Travis Horan, Jed Latshaw and Patrick McClane were all scored leaders of at least one lap during the main.

Murphy took the lead on lap 15 and held back 15th starter Updegraff for the win with Kyle Emig, Jed Latshaw and Michael Smith the top five finishers.

There were 20 Extreme Stocks in competition.

Coming up Saturday night August 5th, it will be Tyson Fence Night at Susquehanna Speedway and it will also serve as Kids Night 2017 with lots of festivities and prizes for the youngsters on hand. The Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman, Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Models and Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks will make up the three division program,. A makeup feature for the 358 Late Models, that was rained out on July 8 will also be on the race card which begins at 7PM with racing. Kids Night activities begin at 3PM.


1) 17J Tony Jackson, 2) 8 Rich Eichelberger, 3) 77 Russ Mitten, 4) 222 Jay Fannasy, 5) 32 Gregg Foster, 6) 3B Mike Enders, 7) 75 Kenny Edkin, 8) 1A Chase Gutshall, 9) 23 Justin Foster, 10) 14 Nate Young, 11) 77w Tom Wyckoff, 12) 54 Doug Dodson, 13) 24 Justin Williams, 14) 99 Chad Smith, 15) 58 Paul Miller, 16) 30 Scott Dellinger, 17) 83 Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., 18) 2m Matt Ondek, 19) 20w Davey Walsh, 20) 27 Troy Hockenberry.
Did Not Start: 7 Timmie Barrick, 32w Garrett Williamson, 5D Luke Deatrick

1) 21 Joey Hoffer, 2) 7P Jim Palm, 3) 2 Randy Zechman, 4) 11 Craig Morgan, 5) 7s Kevin Sigler, 6) M1 Mike Potts, 7) 37 Jimmy Combs, 8) 59 Ryan Smith, 9) 9 Matt Adams, 10) 32 Brad Bingaman, 11) 43 Eric Tripp, 12) 10c Kevin Heckman, 13) 63 Doug Barber, 14) 181 Butch Helsel, 15) 36 Gary Warehime, 16) 64 Brandon Wanner, 17) FOUR Eddie Richards, 18) 86 Kyle Saylor, 19) 20J Jamey Huls, 20) 17 Jim Rost, 21) 22 Steve Dove.
Did Not Start: 16 Ryan Rost, 8 Darin Rice

ARDC Midgets (20 Laps):
1) 76e Adam Pierson, 2) 4 Ryan Greth, 3) 21K Tommy Kunsman, 4) 46 Brett Arndt, 5) 5 PJ Gargiulo, 6) 29 Ryan Wilson, 7) 23m Kenny Miller, 8) 12 Josh Heckman, 9) 7 Shawn Jackson, 10) 57 Jason Rice, 11) 35 Andrew Layser, 12) 55 Steve Craig, 13) 21 Shannon Mausteller, 14) 14B Rohan Beasley, 15) 14 Trevor Kobylarz.
Did Not Start: 37 Tyler Rivard, 77 Alex Bright

1) 23 Donnie Murphy, 2) 1 Alex Updegraff, 3) 10 Kyle Emig, 4) 8 Jed Latshaw, 5) 76 Michael Smith, 6) 15 Jeff Gill, 7) 21H Travis Horan, 8) 55 Patrick McClane, 9) 77 Jeff Waltz, 10) 37 Mallory Duvall, 11) 1A Scott Arnold, 12) 7F Jordan Fulton, 13) 97 Donnie Broderick, 14) 18 Greg Updegraff, 15) 98 Richard Daughtrey, 16) 7JR Johnny Palm, 17) 8 Will Long, 18) 41 Howard Williams, 19) 7 Bill Powell.
Did Not Start: 95 Dan Snyder

SUPERIOR HOMES EXTREME STOCKS (Make Up Feature From 7/8): (20 Laps):
1) 1 Alex Updegraff, 2) 55 Patrick McClane, 3) 76 Michael Smith, 4) 10 Kyle Emig, 5) 7 Bill Powell, 6) 97 Donnie Broderick, 7) 15 Jeff Gill, 8) 77 Jeff Waltz, 9) 8 Jed Latshaw, 10) 7F Jordan Fulton, 11) 95 Dan Snyder, 12) 41 Howard Williams, 13) 1A Scott Arnold, 14) 8 Will Long.


Coleby Frye wins first of Port season in super lates

Speedway Offers $10 Admission & $2,000 To Win/25-laps For Late Models Aug. 5

Port Royal – Rick Lafferty dominated the Port Royal Speedway Living Legends Dream Race for 410 sprint cars on Saturday night to record the biggest win of his career, worth a combined total of $12,510 including posted payout and lap moneys.

Lafferty not only won the 35-lap Dream A Main but he also scored a $2,000 win in a 16-lap semi feature to set himself up for the main event. Danny Dietrich won the other semi feature contested.

In the 25-lap super late model main, it was Coleby Frye taking his first Port Royal checkers of the year, worth $2,000.

Lafferty started second in the Dream Race main event and outraced polesitter Greg Hodnett through the first corner to take the lead.

The first caution flag of the race unfurled on just the second lap, bunching the field, with Dietrich restarting third and Lance Dewease racing fourth.

Lafferty entered the backmarkers with Hodnett and Dewease giving chase on the 10th lap and that’s when Hodnett got another shot at the lead.

It was on the 13th tour that Hodnett squeezed by Lafferty for the lead as the pair entered the first turn but Lafferty proved up to the challenge and pulled back around Hodnett onto the backstretch to reclaim command.

A lap later Dietrich slowed on the track, forcing another caution flag.

Lafferty was stout on restarts the entire night, in both his semi main and the feature event, pacing the field slowly to the stripe before dropping the hammer and jetting away when the green appeared.

Another caution flag with 17 away proved the same result and Lafferty again entered traffic with 10 laps to go.

But a blown right rear tire on Cory Haas’ machine necessitated another yellow flag that turned red for refueling moments later.

Lafferty again drove away on the restart to take the victory, the 11th of his career at Port Royal, with a margin of victory of 1.136 seconds.

Dewease raced with Hodnett for second on the final lap and secured the spot in the final turns, taking home some $6,090 on the night including lap and purse moneys.

Hodnett ended up third in the A, taking home a combined total of $3,510.

Lucas Wolfe finished third, pocketing a combined $2,860 and Dale Blaney rode home fifth, accumulating a total of $2,200 on the night.

Sixth through 10th in the feature went to James McFadden, TJ Stutts, Blane Heimbach, Freddie Rahmer and Brock Zearfoss.

Fast times over the 35-car field were set by Blaney and Stutts with laps of 15.864 and 15.942, respectively.

Mike Wagner earned the fan-voted 25th starting position.

Kody Lehman won a complete set of Penske Shocks for having entered the most 2017 Port Royal events out of all the non-qualifiers at the conclusion of the B Main.

Chad Hollenbeck started second and led the first 13 laps of the 25-lap super late model main before seventh starter Coleby Frye took over to run to the win over a stout 32-car field.

Frye worked into third on the 11th lap, getting around Jason Covert for the spot before driving by Matt Cosner for second on lap 13.

It then took Frye just one more circuit to work by Hollenbeck for the victory.

Jason Covert came to second, getting by Cosner for the spot on the 17th loop but failed to gain on Frye for the win.

Covert finished second, 1.055 seconds behind the winner, followed by Cosner, Brian Tavenner and Kyle Hardy.

Sixth through 10th went to Mike Lupfer, Jason Miller, Chad Hollenbeck, Jim Yoder and Jamie Lathroum.

Heats went to Covert, Tavenner, Chris Casner and Cosner with Trent Brenneman scoring the consolation race.

Speedway officials announced that the August 5 show will be Fan Appreciation Night, offering $10 adult general admission for a racing program of 410 sprints, super late models, 305 sprints and xtreme stocks.

It was also announced that the super late models will race in a $2,000 to win, $200 to start, increased purse, 25-lap main in the August 5 show.

It will also be free military night, when past or present members of the military, with proper id, receive free general admission.

Stay up to date with all the latest Port Royal news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at or by following the track on Facebook or Twitter.

Feature Finishes


410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Rick Lafferty, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Lucas Wolfe, 5. Dale Blaney, 6. James McFadden, 7. TJ Stutts, 8. Blane Heimbach, 9. Freddie Rahmer, 10. Brock Zearfoss, 11. Danny Dietrich, 12. Cole Duncan, 13. Anthony Macri, 14. AJ Flick, 15. Logan Wagner, 16. Robbie Kendall, 17. Joey Hershey, 18. Cale Grubb, 19. Tyler Bear, 20. Cory Haas, 21. Nicole Bower, 22. Trenton Sheaffer, 23. Steve Buckwalter, 24. Mike Wagner, 25. Dylan Cisney

DNQ: Carl Bowser, Kody Lehman, Curt Stroup, Daryl Stimeling, Troy Fraker, George Streaker, Jared Esh, Tyler Walker, Kyle Reinhardt, Ryan Taylor

Super late models, 25 laps: 1. Coleby Frye, 2. Jason Covert, 3. Matt Cosner, 4. Brian Tavenner, 5. Kyle Hardy, 6. Mike Lupfer, 7. Jason Miller, 8. Chad Hollenbeck, 9. Jim Yoder, 10. Jamie Lathroum, 11. Jason Schmidt, 12. Dave Brouse Jr., 13. Trent Brenneman, 14. Tim Smith Jr., 15. Tim Krape, 16. Tim Wilson, 17. Jeff Miller, 18. Austin Berry, 19. Matt Parks, 20. Chris Casner, 21. Rick Singleton, 22. Andy Haus, 23. Nick Dickson, 24. Rodney Walls

DNQ: Dylan Yoder, Scott Flickinger, Andrew Yoder, Chad Myers, Kirk Baker, Jerry Bard, Kevin Palmer, Chuck Haydt Jr.


Halligan runs away from field in 358 sprints; Sagi claims first-ever Lincoln win in 358 late models

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – July 29, 2017 – Brian Montieth continues his climb to legendary status at Lincoln Speedway.  The latest feat was a win from 12th starting spot in a non-stop feature on Saturday night.

It included a thrilling three-car pass from fourth to first on lap 14.

Montieth entered the top five on lap nine as race-long leader Tyler Ross entered lapped traffic with a one and-a-half second lead over Brandon Rahmer.  Rahmer was side-by-side with Ross for the race lead as the two completed lap 13.  By that time, Montieth had advanced to fourth and was hot on the tail of third-place Chad Trout as all four raced nose-to-tail, side-by-side through lapped traffic.  Montieth split Trout and Rahmer to move into second on the backstretch, and then went to the top side to drive around Ross for the race lead in turns three and four.

“Traffic here is everything,” said Montieth in victory lane, “Everybody had a shot to do something, and I just had to do something different.”

Montieth pulled away over the final ten laps to score a 2.41-second win over fifth-starting Chase Dietz, who advanced several spots over the final laps to cross second.  Seventh starting Matt Campbell also came on strong at the end to finish third, with eighth-starting Chad Trout and Rahmer finishing fourth and fifth.

“It wasn’t a ‘gimme’ tonight.  I can’t say enough about this team,” said Montieth, “We’ve struggled all-year and we should have been here more than we have.  We made a lot of progress last weekend with the Outlaws.  Even though we didn’t do very well time trial and heat race-wise, we finally got on the right page and I hope this continues.”

“I think a lot of it is seat time,” added Montieth, “I’ve been racing here a lot longer than most of those guys that started up there.”

When reminded that his 55th career Lincoln win moved him to within one of the great Bobby Abel, Montieth said,
“That’s something that 30 years ago I would never even though of.  Thirty-five years ago I didn’t even know this place existed.  There are a lot of legends in this place, and over the years I’ve learned about them.”

Ross settled for sixth, with Jim Siegel, Alan Krimes, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and Tim Glatfelter rounding out the top ten.

Heats for the 18 “410” Sprinters were won by Krimes and Cole Young.

Jeff Halligan started on the pole and dominated the 20-lap 358 sprint car feature event, opening night of the Lincoln/Trail-Way “Shootout” for 358 sprinters.  (Night #2 will be on September 1st at Trail-Way.)   His second Lincoln win of the year was by seven seconds over a wild three-car battle for the runner-up spot, with Troy Wagaman, Jr. coming from seventh starting spot to hold off point leader Adrian Shaffer and Steve Owings.  Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. was fifth.

Heats for the 30 “358” Sprinters were won by Wagaman, Jordan Givler, and Matt Findley, with Chandler Leiby winning the consolation.

Alan Sagi took the lead from polesitter Matt Murphy on the second lap and led the rest of the way for his first career Lincoln win in the 20-lap 358 late model feature.  And his win came on a big night, as the active Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown member won on ARCH Night.

Murphy, Drew Weisser, Randy Burkholder, and Precise Racing Products point series leader Travis Mease completed the top five.

Heats for the 29 “358” Late Models were won by Bruce Kane, Cam Zeigler, and Jeremy Miller, with Steve Lowery winning the consolation.

Lincoln is back in action next Saturday night, August 29th, with DCS School of Driving Night featuring the 410 Sprints (Night #1 of three-track “Shootout” series for 410 sprints), 358 Sprints and the Classic Racing Series. In addition, we will be having York Flooring KIDS BIG WHEEL RACES.

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, July 29, 2017
Abbottstown, PA
410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Montieth ($3,200); 2. 5G-Chase Dietz; 3. 16C-Matt Campbell; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 87-Alan Krimes; 9. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 10. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 11. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 12. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 13. 17-Cole Young; 14. 21T-Scott Fisher; 15. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 16. 27G-Jay Galloway; 17. 3B-Randy Baughman; 18. 99M-Kyle Moody (DNF).  Time:  6:48:288

Lap Leaders – Tyler Ross (1-13), Brian Montieth (14-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 5-Tyler Ross; 6. 16C-Matt Campbell; 7. 27G-Jay Galloway; 8. 3B-Randy Baughman; 9. 74-Dwayne Gutshall. Time – 2:38.349

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 17-Cole Young; 2. 5G-Chase Dietz; 3. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 21-Brian Montieth; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe. Time – 2:47.520

358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 41-Jeff Halligan ($1,200); 2. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 3. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 4. 35-Steve Owings; 5. 23B-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 6. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 7. 90-Jordon Givler; 8. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 9. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 10. 5-Phil Walter (Hard Charger); 11. 12-Brent Shearer; 12. 28-Matt Findley; 13. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 14. 119-Chandler Leiby; 15. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 16. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 17. 00-Chris Frank; 18. 5A-Zachary Allman; 19. 10M-Mike Myers; 20. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 21. 21X-Kyle Abrahims (DNF); 22. 66-Doug Hammaker (DNF); 23. 23-Chris Arnold (DNF); 24. 4-Dwight Leppo (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Jeff Halligan (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 19-Troy Wagaman; 2. 41-Jeff Halligan; 3. 23B-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 12-Brent Shearer; 6. 10m-Mike Myers; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman; 8. 99-Joe Trone, Jr. (DNF); 9. 8-Kenny Kuhn (DNF); DNS – 5Q-Ryan Quackenbush. Time – 2:36.69

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 90-Jordan Givler; 2. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 23-Chris Arnold; 5. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 7. 119-Chandler Leiby; 8. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 9. 59-Steve Wilbur; 10. 21X-Kyle Abrahims. No Time

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 66-Doug Hammaker; 3. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 4. 4-Dwight Leppo; 5. 97-Brie Hershey; 6. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 5-Phil Walter; 9. 59T-Tim Stallings; 10. 51-Austin Treuchet. No Time

358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 119-Chandler Leiby; 2. 5-Phil Walter; 3. 5A-Zachary Allman; 4. 00-Chris Frank; 5. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 6. 21X-Kyle Abrahims; 7. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.; 8. 59-Steve Wilbur; 9. 59T-Tim Stallings; 10. 51-Austin Treuchet (DNF); DNS – 8-Kenny Kuhn. Time – 2:22.06

358 Late Model Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 5-Alan Sagi; 2. 21M-Matt Murphy; 3. 19-Drew Weisser; 4. 77-Randy Burkholder; 5. 116-Travis Mease; 6. 1MD-Jeremy Miller; 7. 32J-Shaun Jones; 8. 9A-Kurt Zimmerman; 9. 22H-Eric Hohol; 10. 24-Daulton Bigler; 11. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 12. 22B-Chase Billet; 13. 62-Devon Frey; 14. 50-Jason Smith; 15. 51-Barry Lear; 16. 4-John Moser (Alt.); 17. 48-Steve Lowery; 18. 00-Harry Shipe; 19. 1K-Bruce Kane; 20. 17-Doug Legum; 21. 151-Kyle Lear (DNF); 22. 54-Terry Gingerich (DNF); 23. 74-Randy Christine, Jr. (DNF); 24. 5M-Jake Moser (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Matt Murphy (1), Alan Sagi (2-20)

358 Late Model Heat One Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 1K-Bruce Kane; 2. 24-Daulton Bigler; 3. 9A-Kurt Zimmerman; 4. 5S-Alan Sagi; 5. 62-Devin Frey; 6. 32J-Shaun Jones; 7. 48-Steve Lowery; 8. 51-Barry Lear; 9. 17-Doug Legum; 10. 72-Eddie Drury (DNF). No Time

358 Late Model Heat Two Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 2. 11-Brad Kling; 3. 77-Randy Burkholder; 4. 19-Drew Weisser; 5. 74-Randy Christine, Jr.; 6. 22B-Chase Billet; 7. 22H-Eric Hohol; 8. 50-Jason Smith; 9. 00-Harry Shipe; DNS – 57-Brad Shank. Time – 2:23.22

358 Late Model Heat Three Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 1MD-Jeremy Miller; 2. 151-Kyle Lear; 3. 116-Travis Mease; 4. 21M-Matt Murphy; 5. 5M-Jake Moser; 6. 54-Terry Gingerich; 7. 33-Craig Smith (DNF); 8. 000-Matt Nailor (DNF); 9. 4-John Moser (DNF). Time – 2:22.06

358 Late Model Consolation Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) – 1.48-Steve Lowery; 2. 22H-Eric Hohol; 3. 51-Barry Lear; 4. 50-Jason Smith; 5. 00-Harry Shipe; 6. 17-Doug Legum; 7. 4-John Moser; 8. 72-Eddie Drury (DNF); DNS – 57-Brad Shank. Time – 2:25.62

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Central PA Racing Scene 410 Power Rankings 7/25/17

1. Lucas Wolfe - 2017 Speedweek Champion. Tied for the most wins in Central PA with 8 wins. Has 13 top 5's and 10 top 10's.

 2. Lance Dewease - Tied for most wins in Central PA. Has the best win percentage of all drivers.                                                                   Has 8 top 5's and 4 top 10's.

 3. Danny Dietrich - 7 wins for the driver who leads the overall Central PA 410 points. 11 top 5's and                                     8 top 10's. Leads the 410 division in heat wins as well.

 4. Freddie Rahmer - 4 wins for the point leader at Williams Grove Speedway. Has 11 top 5's and 8                                                                               top 10's as well .

5. Greg Hodnett - 3 wins for Greg so far in a rather disappointing 2017. 15 top 5's and 12 top 10's                                  shows he is consistant just can't find victory lane.

Just missing the top 5.....

Brock Zearfoss - Scored the biggest win of his career Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway besting the World of Outlaws for his 2nd win of 2017.

Sunday, July 23, 2017


Dietz, Sites and Upegraff also Take Checkered Flags

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA…7/22/17
Kenny Edkin just isn’t letting up.

The young Marysville, PA racer stormed from his 12th starting spot to capture his second consecutive and fifth overall Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature Saturday at Susquehanna Speedway.

Chase Dietz raced to his first career Susquehanna Speedway win in the K1 RaceGear 358 Sprint Summer Series feature while Kory Sites ended the streak of first time winners in Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock action, becoming the first repeat winner this season.

Alex Updegraff continued his winning ways in the Superior Homes Extreme Stocks with his eighth win of the year.

After Garrett Williamson and Matt Ondek traded the lead during the first eight laps of the 25-lap Super Sportsman feature, Edkin made the race winning move with nine laps complete after lining up on the sixth row.

Edkin pulled away from the field once again as he continued his summer hot streak and padded his track points lead with his eighth straight top five finish aboard his family owned Edkin’s Towing, Carlisle Auto Salvage, Marysville Motorcars, King Spin Pizza, Rich Valley Black Walnuts No. 75.

Mike Enders came from eighth to finish in the runner-up spot followed by 10th starter Paul Miller, Ondek and 11th starter Scott Dellinger with Russ Mitten, Doug Dodson, Rich Eichelberger, Chase Gutshall and 23rd starter and ArtWerks Hard Charger Davey Walsh completing the top ten.

Heats for the 23 Super Sportsman were won by Gutshall, Edkin and Tony Jackson.

Troy Wagaman, Jr. led the first ten laps of the 25-lap K1 RaceGear 358 Sprint Summer Series feature before fourth-starting Chase Dietz took over and would never look back in scoring his first win for the R & R Motorsports/Roger McGeehan owned team.

Dietz, who earned $1,500 for the win took the checkered flag ahead of Steven Drevicki, Wagaman, Brent Shearer and Jordan Givler.

Rounding out the top ten were 22nd starter and Hard Charger Chris Frank, Mike Bittinger, Chris Arnold, Chandler Leiby and TJ DeHaven.

The 358 Sprint car main was stopped twice with red flags involving top challengers Chad Trout, who set fast time and multi-time Central PA winner Doug Hammaker.

Drevecki, Wagaman, Givler and Dietz were heat winners for the 38-car field while Todd Gracey won the consolation. Trout paced time trials with a fast lap of 16.672 seconds.

Veteran driver Kory Sites became the first repeat winner in ten races this season as he picked up his second win in the Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock feature.

Sites started third and wasted little time in taking control, gaining the lead on lap two and holding on despite six caution periods during the 20 lap event.

Sites took the win over Craig Morgan, 10th starter Michael Walls, Mike Potts and Scott Strickler as Dalton Frye, 16th starter Randy Zechman,  Kevin Heckman, 19th starter and Artwerks Hard Charger Jimmy Combs and Jim Palm were the top ten finishers.

Joey Hoffer and Kevin Sigler won heats for the 19 Street Stocks.

It was win number eight for Alex Updegraff in the Superioer Homes Extreme  Stock feature as he led the final 12 laps to pick up the win over Patrick McClane, Michael Smith, Travis Horan and Donnie Broderick. Updegraff also won the single heat race for the 12 car field.

Susquehanna Speedway will close out the month of July with a big double-header weekend with the 16th annual York County Nationals. Saturday night, July 29 will feature the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks and the Superior Homes Extreme Stocks. The Extreme Stocks will also have a makeup feature that was lost to curfew back on July 8. Then on Sunday night, July 30, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series will invade Susquehanna for a $10,000 to win 50-lap event for the Open Modifieds. Joining the Modifieds will be the ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends. Race time both nights will be 7PM.


1) 75 Kenny Edkin, 2) 3B Mike Enders, 3) 58 Paul Miller, 4) 2M Matt Ondek, 5) 30 Scott Dellinger, 6) 77 Russ Mitten, 7) 54 Doug Dodson, 8) 8 Rich Eichelberger, 9) 1A Chase Gutshall, 10) 20w Davey Walsh, 11) 99 Chad Smith, 12) 83 Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., 13) 222 Jay Fannasy, 14) 32 Gregg Foster, 15) 14 Nate Young, 16) 27 Troy Hockenberry, 17) 5D Luke Deatrick, 18) 23 Justin Foster, 19) 77w Tom Wyckoff, 20) 17J Tony Jackson, 21) 32W Garrett Williamson, 22) 7 Timmie Barrick, 23) 24 Justin Williams.

1) 4R Chase Dietz, 2) 19s Steven Drevicki, 3) 19 Troy Wagaman, Jr., 4) 12 Brent Shearer, 5) 90 Jordan Givler, 6) 00 Chris Frank, 7) 12B Mike Bittinger, 8) 23 Chris Arnold, 9) 119 Chandler Leiby, 10) 74 TJ DeHaven, 11) 8 Kenny Kuhn, 12) 23J Jake Eldreth, 13) 89 Ashley Cappetta, 14) 13 Ryan Higgins, 15) 1J Kevin Nouse, 16) 41B Tyler Ross, 17) 41 Jeff Halligan, 18) 19G Todd Gracey, 19) 66 Doug Hammaker, 20) 13s Jon Stewart, 21) 49H Bradley Howard, 22) 66A Cody Fletcher, 23) 21M Chad Trout, 24) 59T Tim Stallings.

Did Not Qualify: 21x Kyle Abrahims, 9 Dalton Dietrich, 97 Brie Hershey, 8 Rich Eichelberger, 28 Matt Findley, 15s Shai Morris, 38D Kyle Denmyer, 19D Wyatt Hinkle, 7 Trey Hivner, 5A Zachary Allman, 4 Dwight Leppo, 22m Nyle Berkes, 80M Dan Richcreek.

1) 21K Kory Sites, 2) 11 Craig Morgan, 3) 52 Mike Walls, 4) M1 Mike Potts, 5) 86 Scott Strickler, 6) 91 Dalton Frye, 7) 2 Randy Zechman, 8) 10c Kevin Heckman, 9) 54J Jimmy Combs, 10) 7P Jim Palm, 11) 9 Matt Adams, 12) 64 Brandon Wanner, 13) 9x Les Scrivens, 14) 21 Joey Hoffer, 15) 7s Kevin Sigler, 16) FOUR Eddie Richards, 17) 41w John Stoll, Jr., 18) 12 Scott Thunberg.
Did Not Start: 63 Doug Barber

1) 1 Alex Updegraff, 2) 55 Patrick McClane, 3) 76 Michael Smith, 4) 21H Travis Horan, 5) 97 Donnie Broderick, 6) F1 John Frye, 7) 95 Dan Snyder, 8) 10 Kyle Emig, 9) 18 Greg Updegraff, 10) 41 Howard Williams, 11) 7JR Johnny Palm.
Did Not Start: 37 Mallory Duvall


MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – All qualifying events were complete Saturday night when rain hit Williams Grove Speedway during the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals.

After waiting for 30 minutes, and with rain still falling, Williams Grove and World of Outlaws officials decided to postpone the 30-lap, $20,000 to win Sprint car feature to the opening night of the National Open, which is Thursday night September 28.

Five-time and defending Williams Grove track champion Greg Hodnett was scheduled to start on the pole with third place Outlaws point man David  Gravel to his outside. The Posse and Outlaws also shared row two with Danny Dietrich starting third and Brad Sweet fourth. Logan Schuchart, Daryn Pittman, Jason Sides, Lucas Wolfe, Outlaws point leader Donny Schatz and Shane Stewart completed the top 10 in the starting line-up. Lance Dewease and Brian Montieth were scheduled to start 11th and 12th.

The 38-car field was split into two groups for qualifying time trials. Hodnett set quick time over the first group with a lap of 17.186. Wolfe, Sides, Dietrich and Matt Campbell followed Hodnett. Schuchart set quick time over the second group with a lap of 17.314. Pittman, Gravel, Sweet and Trey Starks followed Schuchart.

Hodnett, Dietrich, Gravel and Sweet won the eight-lap heat races. Hodnett drew the zero pill for dash inversion and won the six-lap race over Gravel and Dietrich.  Anthony Macri beat Steve Buckwalter to win the Last Chance Showdown

Franek Continues to Rule Delaware

Davie “No Panic” Franek continued his dominance over the state of Delaware picking up his 6th win of the season and his 3rd win of the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club 2017 season. Franek also picked up valuable points on leader Curt Michael for the 2017 URC Championship.

At the drop of the green flag, Chris Coyle looked strong aboard the Fred Kennedy owned 56 car, Franek who started in the 5th position was a man on a mission. Franek picked off 2nd place from Davey Sammons on lap six and set sail for the leader Chris Coyle.

By the lap 6 pass, Franek was over a straightaway behind Coyle. A lap 14 yellow put the driver of the 28f car on the back bumper of Coyle.

On the double-file restart Franek outgunned Coyle from the high lane overtaking the home state driver and never looked back. Starting in the 7th position, the Jersey Jet J.J. Grasso rode the extreme outside of the speedway to second in the waning laps, with Coyle, Sammons and Delaware’s Curt Michael filling out the front five.

It was a Delaware sweep in the heat races as heat wins went to the 5G of Curt Michael and the 56 of Coyle.

The Capitol Renegade United Racing Club will be back in action next weekend with a triple header. The Keystone 360 Sprint Car Weekend kicks off on Friday night for the 360 Sprint Car National Friday, July 28, at Williams Grove Speedway paying $3,000 to win. More than $50,000 in prize money has been posted for the weekend’s three 360 sprint car races. posted a $10,000 bonus for any one driver who can sweep the weekend series with victories in all three main events.
The winners of Friday’s race at Williams Grove and Saturday’s race at Selinsgrove will be guaranteed starters in Sunday’s finale for the 360’s at Selinsgrove.

Saturday’s race will feature the 360 sprint cars in a 25-lap preliminary event paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start.
Sunday’s July 30 finale will be a 30-lap feature paying $6,000 to win and $400 to start for the 360 sprint cars.

Friday night track gates open at 5pm with hot laps at 7:30 and racing at 8pm. Selinsgrove track gates will open at 5 p.m. with practice laps at 7 p.m. and qualifying slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. both nights.


Friday, July 28, 25-Lap Nationals: 1) $3,000 2) 1,500 3) 1,200 4) $1,100 5) $1,000 6) $700 7) $575 8) $525 9) $515 10) $500 11) $420 12) $410 13) $360 14) $330 15) $300 16) $300 17) $300 18-24) $250

Saturday, July 29, 25-Lap Mach 1 Chassis Preliminary: 1) $3,000 2) $1,500 3) $1,200 4) $1,100 5) $1,000 6) $700 7) $575 8) $550 9) $525 10) $500 11) $420 12) $410 13) $375 14) $350 15) $325 16-24) $300

Sunday, July 30, 30-Lap Mach 1 Chassis National Open: 1) $6,000 2) $2,000 3) $1,400 4) $1,200 5) $1,100 6) $900 7) $800 8) $700 9) $650 10) $600 11) $500 12) $475 13) $450 14) $425 15-24) $400

Feature Finish (20 laps): 1. 28f DAVIE FRANEK, 2. 25 J.J. Grasso, 3. 56 Chris Coyle, 4. 747 Davey Sammons, 5. 5G Curt Michael, 6. 91 David Quackenbush, 7. 71a Christopher Allen Jr., 8. 22 Troy Betts, 9. 7L Kris Lilick, 10. 63 Josh Weller, 11. 33b Bill Unglert, 12. 12 Brent Shearer.

Kyle Ganoe gets 2nd win in 4 starts at Clinton County Speedway.

Ryan Lynn of Holidaysburg, PA, led the first five laps of the IMCA sprint car feature, before fifth starting Kyle Ganoe took the led away on lap six and drove away from the rest of the field for his second CCMS win this season.  “So far, this year things have going well for my team, we have good finishes on most nights, and to get are second win here with a strong field on the track tonight, makes even better”, stated Kyle.   “I have to thank my Dad and my crew for all the time they put in getting this car ready to race, I could not do this without them”, added Kyle. Dale Schweikart made lap fourteen pass to get second with Scott Lutz nipping Ryan Lynn for third at the line; Jared Zionkowski was fifth.  Heats for the 21-car field went to Scott Lutz, Ganoe and Jim Kennedy.

IMCA Sprints 1)0 Kyle Ganoe 2)78 Dale Schweikart 3)33 Scott Lutz 4)26 Ryan Lynn 5)41 Jared Zionkowski 6)67 Ken Duke 7)99 Cale Reigle 8)21 Rob Felix 9)1 Eddie Strada 10)19 Tylor Cochran 11)78S Dakota Schweikart 12)14 Sydney Prince 13)5 John Walp 14)07 Josh Dressler 15)88 Fred Arnold 16)72 Dave Guss Jr. 17)7 Jim Kennedy 18)R6 Reed Thompson 19)3G Josh Guiher 20)17 Kyle Smith 210Zach Newlin

Saturday, July 22, 2017


MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – When Brock Zearfoss first drove Aaron Long’s No. 58, he didn’t qualify for the World of Outlaws race at Williams Grove Speedway in May.

But, it was a much different outcome Friday night as Zearfoss steered the car to victory in a wild 25-lap main event.

His first career series victory was worth $8,000 as he held off some of the Outlaws best.

“I was either going out of the park or winning this,” said Zearfoss in victory lane. “Our car was really good all night long. They’ve been working so hard. We debuted this at the first Outlaw race and weren’t good at all. To go from not making the show to standing on the frontstretch at an Outlaw race says something about these guys. I wasn’t lifting. I probably should have because I was banging off that cushion pretty hard, but how many times do you get to win an Outlaw race? This is a dream come true.”

“Our notebook isn’t very big,” said Long. “People can say what they want, but I think this guy is the most under-rated driver in the state. He gets better every week.”

Daryn Pittman and Lance Dewease swapped the lead in turns one and two on the initial start. Pittman officially led the first lap, but it was Dewease getting by for the lead off turn two.
Zearfoss, of Jonestown, passed Donny Schatz for the third spot as they raced off turn four. Zearfoss nearly passed Pittman for second as well. Dewease had a two-second lead when he reached the back of the field with eight laps completed.

Pittman caught the fence coming off turn four and Zearfoss got by. David Gravel passed Schatz and then Pittman to move into third.

The red flag flew with 16 laps completed. Sheldon Haudenschild flipped in turn one. He was okay. Danny Dietrich was also involved. Dewease had a 2.194 second lead.

Gravel passed Zearfoss down the frontstretch and then threw a huge slider at Dewease in turn one on the restart. Dewease was at the cushion as Gravel slid across the corner. Dewease jumped the cushion resulting in the car flipping several times along the top of turn two. A video replay showed no contact was made between the two cars. Dewease climbed out and walked away from the Donnie Kreitz-owned car.

Zearfoss and Gravel led the field down for the double-file restart with 16 laps completed.
Race officials called a jump start on Gravel on the restart.

“This motor was stumbling all night,” said Zearfoss. “I got it to go a couple of times. David didn’t jump me. It just didn’t go. I got lucky there.”

This put Gravel back one row and Schatz up to second. Zearfoss held Schatz back on the restart.
“I got it to go on that restart, but I didn’t want to see another caution because I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to do it again,” said Zearfoss. “Luckily, I got a good restart and was able to hold him off.”
Gravel got back by Pittman and then went after Schatz. They traded sliders and raced side-by-side before Gravel secured the spot off turn four just as the caution flew with 19 laps completed.
Gravel threw a slider at Zearfoss in turn one on the restart, but couldn’t clear the pass as Zearfoss blasted off the cushion.

Schatz got back by Gravel in turn four, but Gravel returned the pass in turn two as Zearfoss motored away.

His final margin of victory was 1.384 seconds over Gravel.

“I never touched him,” said Gravel referring to Dewease. “Lance probably had a pretty tight racecar and flipped over on the curb. I honestly didn’t want to slide him. I checked-up. I thought he was going to get back around me. I had to work really hard to get back to second. I feel like we had the best car, but finished second.”

Schatz, Brad Sweet and Pittman completed the top five. Brian Montieth, Aaron Ott, TJ Stutts, Freddie Rahmer, and Greg Hodnett rounded out the top 10

Gravel set overall fast time in the second flight of qualifying time trials with a lap of 16.623. Zearfoss set fast time in the first flight at 16.716. Heat races for the 39-car field were won by Dale Blaney, Brad Sweet, Gravel and Trey Starks. Dewease won the dash. James McFadden won the Last Chance Showdown.

The $20,000 to win Summer Nationals finale will be held Saturday night featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Brock Zearfoss. 2. David Gravel. 3. Donny Schatz. 4. Brad Sweet. 5. Daryn Pittman. 6. Brian Montieth. 7. Aaron Ott. 8. TJ Stutts. 9. Freddie Rahmer. 10. Greg Hodnett. 11. Lucas Wolfe. 12. Jason Sides. 13. Trey Starks. 14. Jac Haudenschild. 15. Kraig Kinser. 16. Logan Schuchart. 17. Anthony Macri. 18. Paul McMahon. 19. Jason Johnson. 20. James McFadden. 21. Lance Dewease. 22. Danny Dietrich. 23. Sheldon Haudenschild. 24. Dale Blaney. 25. Jacob Allen. 26. Shane Stewart. 27. Rodney Westhafer.

Did Not Qualify: Jason Johnson, Matt Campbell, Brent Marks, Rodney Westhafer, Steve Buckwalter, Alan Krimes, Cory Haas, Tim Wagaman, Nicole Bower, Troy Fraker, Greg Wilson, Clyde Knipp, Shane Stewart, Tyler Walker, Brandon Rahmer.



HANOVER, PA (7/21/2017) – Mike Bittinger raced to his second win of the season in the 25-lap 358 sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

“It’s warm out, but I’m not quite as warm as I was the last time I was here,” quipped the Abbottstown driver after exiting his Apple Automotive/Big Mike’s Crabhouse/Three Hogs Barbecue #12 in victory lane.

The last time Bittinger raced at Trail-Way, he dove to the infield with his car on fire.  He jumped from the car and rolled on the ground.

“My daughter told me I looked like Ricky Bobby,” joked Bittinger, “Next time I’ll have to rip my suit off and run down the track!”

Not only was Bittinger hot, but he was tired, too.

“I felt good for 20 laps, and then I don’t know what happened.  I guess the Geratol wore off.  I ended up bouncing off the curb a time or two, but it didn’t hurt us,” said Bittinger, “Without my crew and sponsors, I wouldn’t be standing here.”

His final margin of victory was a half-second over Kody Hartlaub, who completed his best-ever TW finish.  Isaac Sneeringer crossed third, followed by hard charger Steve Owings, who started 12th and went into the pits for some adjustments after sustaining some damage in a four-car crash that resulted in a Cody Fletcher flip on turn one of lap two.  Joe Trone, Jr. rounded out the top five.

Qualifiers for the 14 sprint cars were won by Hartlaub and David Holbrook.

The Mason Dixon 270cc micro-sprints ran two feature events.

In the make-up feature rained delayed from a few weeks ago, Levi Peck was declared the winner when Mike Rutherford was penalized two spots for passing before the cone on a restart.  Chad Myers finished second and Rutherford was credited with third.  Jeff Arigo and Joe Long Jr. completed the top five.

In the regularly-scheduled feature, Steven Cox won his first Trail-Way race of the year, crossing ahead of Peck, with Brent Bull, Chad Myers and Tim Mc Clelland rounding out the top five.

Bull land Cory Myers won heats for the 19 micros on hand.

Mason Chaney raced to his second Trail-Way win of the year and his sixth 2017 win overall in dthe Service Master Clean Central PA Legends feature.

Chris Transeau, 11th-starting Bill Diehl, Justin Mitchell, and Scott Houdeshell crossed second through fifth.  Houdeshell actually came from the back twice after early-race incidents.

Heats for the 20 Legends were won by Rick Hartwig and Hayden Pascoe.

Scott Rickrode claimed the win in the 20-lap Les Coghill Memorial for the Penn Mar Vintage cars, a race made up from a June 23rrd rainout.

Randy Minich, Glenn Pobbletts, John Marks, and Mark Rickrode, Jr. rounded out the top five.

Robbie Carroll inherited the lead when Shannon Weaver made contact with a lapped car and struck the outside backstretch wall on lap nine, then went on to win his second TW race of the year n the 15-lap limited stock feature.

Terry Hartlaub, Kyle Rohrbaugh, Jason Chronister, and Jeff Foster crossed second through fifth.

 Next Friday, July 28th, Trail-Way swings back into action with the 358 Sprints, along with the 600 Micro Sprints, Limited Stocks, Street Stocks and the Classic Cars competing in the 20-lap “Lyle Adcock Memorial.” Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with heats scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m.

For all the latest news and related information from Trail-Way Speedway, fans are reminded to visit the speedway website at The complete story and agate from each race night is posted shortly after the final checkered flag.

 Friday, July 21, 2017
Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, PA
For Immediate Release


FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 12-Mike Bittinger, [1]; 2. 11D-Kody Hartlaub, [5]; 3. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer, [8]; 4. 35-Steve Owings (Hard Charger), [12]; 5. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [3]; 6. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [6]; 7. 77-David Holbrook, [4]; 8. 45-Colt White, [7]; 9. 2-Dennis Gross, [11]; 10. 3-Chris Priar, [14]; 11. (DNF) 10-Zach Euculano, [2]; 12. (DNF) 66A-Cody Fletcher, [10]; 13. (DNF) 7-Trey Hivner, [9]; 14. (DNF) 10T-Brody Treaster, [13]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Mike Bittinger (1-25)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 11D-Kody Hartlaub, [1]; 2. 35-Steve Owings, [2]; 3. 10-Zach Euculano, [4]; 4. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [3]; 5. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer, [5]; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [7]; 7. 10T-Brody Treaster, [6]. Time – 2:28.84

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 77-David Holbrook, [2]; 2. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [1]; 3. 12-Mike Bittinger, [4]; 4. 45-Colt White, [3]; 5. 7-Trey Hivner, [7]; 6. 2-Dennis Gross, [6]; 7. 3-Chris Priar, [5]. Time – 2:28.34


MAKEUP FEATURE (6/23) (20 Laps) – 1. 64-Levi Peck, [5]; 2. 32-Chad Myers, [1]; 3. 6K-Mike Rutherford (Penalized 2 Positions For Jump On Restart), [4]; 4. 29C-Jeff Arigo, [7]; 5. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [8]; 6. 6-Tim Mc Clelland, [3]; 7. 46-Cody Stutting, [6]; 8. 21-Zachary Cool, [10]; 9. (DNF) 1-Brian Marriott, [2]; 10. (DNF) 09-John Horton, [9]; 11. (DNF) 22-Michael Boer, [11]; 12. (DNF) 84-Zachary Glass, [12]; 13. (DNF) 20-Cory Myers, [13]; 14. (DNF) 16-Keera Dupler, [14]; 15. (DNF) 47-Bobby Lamond, [15]; 16. (DNF) 44-Steven Cox, [16]; 17. (DNF) 96-Brock Whisler, [17]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Chad Myers (1-6), Mike Rutherford (7-20)

FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 44-Steven Cox, [2]; 2. 64-Levi Peck, [4]; 3. 1B-Brent Bull, [6]; 4. 32-Chad Myers, [3]; 5. 6-Tim Mc Clelland, [1]; 6. 6K-Mike Rutherford (Hard Charger), [19]; 7. 1-Brian Marriott, [10]; 8. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [8]; 9. 22-Michael Boer, [7]; 10. 84-Zachary Glass, [9]; 11. 21-Zachary Cool, [16]; 12. 5-Shannon Weaver, [14]; 13. 29C-Jeff Arigo, [12]; 14. 46-Cody Stutting, [11]; 15. 03-Branstin Shue, [13]; 16. (DNF) 96-Brock Whisler, [15]; 17. (DNF) 20-Cory Myers, [5]; 18. (DNF) 48-Bryan Moose, [17]; (DNS) 47-Bobby Lamond. No time.

Lap Leaders: Steven Cox (1-20)

270 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 1B-Brent Bull, [4]; 2. 64-Levi Peck, [5]; 3. 44-Steven Cox, [9]; 4. 22-Michael Boer, [3]; 5. 84-Zachary Glass, [10]; 6. 46-Cody Stutting, [7]; 7. 03-Branstin Shue, [8]; 8. (DNF) 96-Brock Whisler, [1]; 9. (DNF) 48-Bryan Moose, [2]; 10. (DNF) 6K-Mike Rutherford, [6]. No time.

270 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 20-Cory Myers, [1]; 2. 32-Chad Myers, [3]; 3. 6-Tim Mc Clelland, [2]; 4. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [5]; 5. 1-Brian Marriott, [9]; 6. 29C-Jeff Arigo, [4]; 7. 5-Shannon Weaver, [6]; 8. 21-Zachary Cool, [8]; 9. 47-Bobby Lamond, [7]. Time – 2:17.62


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney, [3]; 2. 18-Chris Transeau, [4]; 3. 53-Bill Diehl, [11]; 4. 91-Justin Mitchell, [5]; 5. 5-Scott Houdeshell, [12]; 6. 93-Rick Hartwig, [8]; 7. 51-Travis Mc Clelland, [2]; 8. 99-Wayne Welsh, [15]; 9. 75-Chandler Pagnotta, [1]; 10. 30-Alex Robinson, [6]; 11. 2-Scott Smith, [10]; 12. 66-Trent Yoder, [14]; 13. 83-Jason Gastley, [9]; 14. 7MD-Nathan Renfro, [17]; 15. 8-Robert Shaw, [19]; 16. 3AU-Hayden Pascoe, [7]; 17. (DNF) 18J-Jorjie Anna Sweger, [13]; 18. (DNF) 14W-Stephen Wurtzer, [18]; 19. (DNF) 58Z-Zachary Settle, [16]; 20. (DNF) 5C-Josh Schrum, [20]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Tim McClelland (1-9), Mason Chaney (10-20)

Legend Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 93-Rick Hartwig, [10]; 2. 30-Alex Robinson, [1]; 3. 18-Chris Transeau, [6]; 4. 51-Travis Mc Clelland, [5]; 5. 83-Jason Gastley, [3]; 6. 53-Bill Diehl, [2]; 7. 18J-Jorjie Anna Sweger, [7]; 8. 99-Wayne Welsh, [4]; 9. 7MD-Nathan Renfro, [8]; 10. 8-Robert Shaw, [9]. Time – 2:47.91

Legend Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 3AU-Hayden Pascoe, [4]; 2. 91-Justin Mitchell, [2]; 3. 8CR-Mason Chaney, [3]; 4. 75-Chandler Pagnotta, [1]; 5. 2-Scott Smith, [6]; 6. 5-Scott Houdeshell, [7]; 7. 66-Trent Yoder, [5]; 8. 58Z-Zachary Settle, [9]; 9. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer, [8]; 10. (DNF) 5C-Josh Schrum, [10]. Time – 2:42.22


FEATURE (15 Laps) – 1. 69-Robbie Carroll, [4]; 2. 92-Terry Hartlaub, [1]; 3. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [3]; 4. 38-Jason Chronister, [5]; 5. 32-Jeff Foster, [7]; 6. 99-Cody Klinedinst, [6]; 7. 88-Justin Oberlin, [10]; 8. 55-Shawn Snell, [11]; 9. 47-Travis Brown, [14]; 10. 19R-Roy Denike, [16]; 11. 25-Zachary Baldwin, [13]; 12. (DNF) 77-Justin Mong, [9]; 13. (DNF) 6-Matt Worley, [8]; 14. (DNF) 8-Roger Rhodes III, [15]; 15. (DNF) 2X-Shannon Weaver, [2]; 16. (DNF) 64-Charles Millender, [12]; (DNS) 8X-Joie Flickinger, ; (DNS) 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr. No time.

Lap Leaders: Shannon Weaver (1-8), Robbie Carroll (9-15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 92-Terry Hartlaub, [2]; 2. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [8]; 3. 38-Jason Chronister, [5]; 4. 32-Jeff Foster, [7]; 5. 77-Justin Mong, [6]; 6. 55-Shawn Snell, [3]; 7. 25-Zachary Baldwin, [1]; 8. 8-Roger Rhodes III, [9]; 9. 8X-Joie Flickinger, [4]. Time – 2:13.32

Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 2X-Shannon Weaver, [2]; 2. 69-Robbie Carroll, [5]; 3. 99-Cody Klinedinst, [3]; 4. 6-Matt Worley, [1]; 5. 88-Justin Oberlin, [6]; 6. 64-Charles Millender, [4]; 7. 47-Travis Brown, [8]; 8. 19R-Roy Denike, [7]; 9. (DNF) 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, [9]. No time.


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 4-Scott Rickrode; 2. 707-Randy Minich; 3. 0-Glenn Pobbletts; 4. 34-John Marks; 5. 29-Mark Rickrode, Jr.; 6. 89-Ronald Rowles; 7. 1-Al Vican; 8. 92-Robert Donnelly; 9. 911-Fred Thompson; 10. 10-Gene Wrightstone (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders – Scott Rickrode (1), Gene Wrightstone (2-16), Scott Rickrode (17-20)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Central PA Racing Scene teams up with Killer Mile Motorsports for Hard Luck Award at Trail Way Speedway !!!!

Central PA Racing Scene and Killer Mile Motorsports have banded together to co promote a special Hard Luck Award for the August 27th  Armin Hostetter Memorial 410 shootout at Trail Way Speedway. $325 will be given to the driver who has the worst luck at the special 410 race at the bullring just outside of Hanover Pa. Nicole Signor of Killer Mile Motorsports along with fans of the website,  Matt Diehl , Eric McWilliams, Chris Keefer and myself have banded together to give back a little something for the race teams that make the trip down and race this once a year special 410 race at the track.

This will bring the total cash that Central PA Racing Scene has handed out so far in 2017 to almost $1,000 to our local drivers in Central PA. Just a small way us fans can give back to our drivers who entertain us each and every week.

Can't wait to see all of you race fans on August 27th  Armin Hostetter Memorial 410 shootout at Trail Way Speedway for this special race.

Monday, July 17, 2017


Kenny Edkin Continues Dream Season in  Sportsman

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA…7/16/17
Lucas Wolfe used a last lap, turn two pass to capture the win in Sunday night’s 30-lap BAPS Auto Paints and Supplies 410 Sprint Series feature at Susquehanna Speedway.

Kenny Edkin continued his dream season in the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman as he turned an impressive run into his series leading fourth feature win of the season.

With 18 410 Sprints taking the green flag, Greg Hodnett outgunned fellow front row starter Tyler Walker to take control of the feature event.

Hodnett caught the rear of the field with nine laps in as sixth-starting Danny Dietrich moved into third behind Hodnett and third-starting Lucas Wolfe.

Dietrich got around Wolfe on lap 23 and was pounding the top of the speedway when the leaders encountered a pack of four slower cars. Hodnett was able to work through them but Dietrich jumped the wheel of Jim Shuster entering the third turn and drove into the wall, ending his night.

Hodnett held control on the double file restart but went on defense over the final laps as Wolfe continued to pound the top of the track looking for every inch of momentum.

As the white flag waved, he got a great bite off turn two, sliding by Hodnett and driving to the checkered flag. It was his eighth overall win this season in the Michael Barshinger owned No. 24 and he became the fourth different winner in as many BAPS events this season.

Following the top two were Brock Zearfoss, Brian Montieth and Walker with Adrian Shaffer earning the Hard Charger Award coming from 16th to sixth over Kyle Reinhardt, Mark Smith, Kyle Moody and Glenndon Forsythe.

Heats were won by  Dietrich and Hodnett.

Edkin lined up 11th on the grid for the Super Sportsman main as Steve Fannasy held the point during the early laps.

Edkin’s march through the field was impressive, moving into the top five by the completion of lap two and was racing third with six laps complete.

Following a lap six restart, Chris Meleason and Edkin drove by Fannasy while Edkin made the race winning move on lap nine, driving under Meleason exiting the fourth turn.

Tony Jackson took second with 12 laps complete and appeared to have something for Edkin but after packing a wheel with mud, he never could mount a serious bid as Edkin drove off to score his fourth win of the year and strengthened his track point lead.

Jackson settled for the runner-up spot ahead of Scott Dellinger, Fannasy and Doug Dodson with Paul Miller coming from 19th to sixth ahead of Meleason, Russ Mitten, Hard Charger Mike Enders who started 24th and Gregg Foster.

Dellinger, Jackson and Dodson were heat winners for the 26-car field.

The next BAPS 410 Sprint Series event will be on Sunday, August 20 when the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invade the York Haven oval for the Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops event. The PA Sprint Series/IMCA Sprints will join the All Stars on the fifth event of the season for the BAPS Sprint Series.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action this Saturday, July 22  with the K1 Race Gear Summer Series for the 358 Sprint cars. The Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks and Superior Homes Extreme Stocks fill out the racing program which will also be ARCH (Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown) Night. Race time is 7PM.


1. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 4. 21-Brian Montieth, 5. 35-Tyler Walker, 6. 5-Adrian Shafer, 7. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 8. 14-Mark Smith, 9. 99M-Kyle Moody, 10. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 11. 49H Bradley Howard, 12. 45-Kyle Pruitt, 13. 14C-Coleman Gulick, 14. 49-Mallie Shuster, 15. C4-Jim Shuster, 16. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17. 48-Danny Dietrich, 18. 25-Aaron Ott.

1. 75-Kenny Edkin, 2. 17J-Tony Jackson, 3. 30-Scott Dellinger, 4. 11-Steve Fannasy, 5. 54-Doug Dodson, 6. 58-Paul Miller, 7. 318-Chris Meleason, 8. 77-Russ Mitten, 9. 3B-Mike Enders, 10. 32-Gregg Foster, 11. 83-Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., 12. 222-Jay Fannasy, 13. 20W-Davey Walsh, 14. 32W-Garrett Williamson, 15. 99-Chad Smith, 16. 27-Troy Hockenberry, 17. 23-Justin Foster, 18. 14-Nate Young, 19. 5D-Luke Deatrick, 20. 24-Justin Williams, 21. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, 22. 1A-Chase Gutshall, 23. 7-Timmie Barrick, 24. 8-Rich Eichelberger.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Cory Sparks wins 1st career URC feature at Fonda Speedway

The 25-lap URC 360-sprint car feature began with URC regular Curt Michael the early leader. Local favorite Cory Sparks started the event in the third position, fell back early, but by lap eight was back in the third position after getting by Bobby Varin for the spot. On lap 11, Sparks was the new second place car after getting by Matt tanner for the position with Michael a half straightaway ahead.

On lap 13, Sparks cut into Michael’s lead by a full second and on lap 14 on the backstretch Sparks went around the outside of Michael for the race lead. Sparks led the remaining laps in the Adirondack Harley Davidson #1HD for his first win at Fonda under the URC sanction and was followed in the top five by Michael, Danny Varin, Tanner, and Bobby Varin.

Sparks is also a two time winner at Fonda in the CRSA 305 sprint car.

“The first sprint car race of my career was a URC event here at Fonda in 2005,” Sparks said in victory lane. “But this is my first win of my career with URC.”

SCHOOL HOUSE POOLS URC SPRINT CAR FEATURE – 25-LAPS – CORY SPARKS, Curt Michael, Danny Varin, Matt Tanner, Bobby Varin, Mike Kiser, Robbie Stillwagon, Josh Pieniazek, Chris Coyle, Joe Kata, Scott Goodrich, Mark Sasso



The ninth annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Driver & Fan Appreciation Night Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway offered plenty of giveaways for race fans, FREE child and student general admission plus bonus money for the top three finishers in the 360 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners.

The special night did not disappoint. A large crowd witnessed some of the best racing of the season on a great racing surface that produced plenty of wheel-to-wheel racing and a new 25-lap track record by Hayes Mattern of Beavertown in the super late model main event.

In the thrilling 360 sprint car main event, Adam Carberry was trading slidejobs in lap traffic with Mark Smith with Eric Tomecek lurking in the wings. Young Carberry had just secured the top spot with four to go from Smith off turn two when his car made hard contact with the outside wall ending his bid for his first Selinsgrove Speedway win.

Smith, who started tenth, timed his restart perfect to break away from Tomecek on his was to his third win of the season. Tomecek was second followed by point leader Davie Franek who started 12th on the racy half-mile surface.

Chad Layton earned a hard fought fourth place run after being involved in an early race accident. Nate Snyder came from 18th to finish fifth. Kevin Nouse was sixth across the line followed by Larry Kelleher, Ryan Higgins, Nyle Berkes, and Ryan Kissinger.

Brett Michalski, Adam Carberry, and Eric Tomecek won Sprint Car heat races.

In your best Tom Carnegie voice, "It's a new track record!" for Hayes Mattern in the Jeff's Auto body Super Late Models. It was Kenny Trevitz out front for the first half of the feature before Mattern moved to the lead on lap 11. Mattern had to maneuver through lap traffic while Trevitz and Jeff Rine dueled for the second spot. Rine soon secured the second spot and began to catch Mattern for the lead.

Mattern kept the advantage over one second for the remainder of the event on his way to his third win of the season in the Late Models. Rine was second followed by Trevitz, 11th starting Gene Knaub, and Bryan Bernheisel.

Steve Campbell, Tony Adams, Donnie Schick, Dave Stamm, and Meade Hahn were the top ten finishers.

Late Model heat races were won by Kenny Trevitz and Steve Campbell.

Kurt Wray broke away from a six car, race long battle for the second spot. Wray went unchallenged for much of the A&A Auto Stores Pro Stock feature. Curtis Lawton held second for a majority of the race before Dustin Snook snuck by. Snook started in 16th.

Tommy Slanker moved into third when Curtis Lawton and Shaun Lawton both made contact with the outside wall on the final laps of the race. AJ Hoffman was also able to get by for fourth.

After post race inspection was complete Wray's car was deemed illegal and Snook was awarded the victory. It was his first in the Pro Stock class.

Slanker was second followed by Hoffman, Shaun Lawton, and Curtis Lawton. Peanut Heintzelman finished in sixth. Seventh through tenth spots went too Bill Conrad, John Troxell, Wayne Shaffer, and Jake Buck.

Pro Stock heat winners were Shaun Lawton and Kyle Bachman.

Bob Bussey led the whole race for the Roadrunners on Saturday night on his way to his third win of the season. Bussey held off point leader Will Brunson just past half way. Bussey's win came over Ken Scheffler, Smith Cope, Tom Underwood, and Kyle Kissinger.

Will Brunson and Keith Bissinger took checkered flags in Roadrunner heats.

Next Saturday night the 360 Sprints will be joined by the Pro Stocks, Roadrunners, and the Moonshine Camo Route 35 Challenge Series for the Super Late Models. It is also Sunbury Eagle Club night. Racing begins at 7:30.


360 Sprint Cars – 22 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) M1 Mark Smith 2) 1W Eric Tomecek 3) 28F Davie Franek 4) 35 Chad Layton 5) 56 Nate Snyder 6) 16 Kevin Nouse 7) 76 Larry Kelleher 8) 13 Ryan Higgins 9) 22M Nyle Berkes 10) 66 Ryan Kissinger 11) C4 Jim Shuster 12) 49S Mallie Shuster 13) 22 Troy Betts 14)669 Brandon McGough 15) 80M Dan Richcreek 16) 29S Derek Steward 17) 47 Adam Carberry 18) 99K Cody Keller 19) 2T Michael Thomas 20) 73B Brett Michalski 21) 29 Jason Shultz 22) 77 Derek Locke
Heat Winners: Brett Michalski, Adam Carberry, Eric Tomecek

Late Models – 16 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 9 Hayes Mattern 2) 2J Jeff Rine 3) 61 Ken Trevitz 4) 1 Gene Knaub 5) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 6) 2 Steve Campbell 7) 88 Tony Adams 8) 6 Donnie Schick 9) 10 Dave Stamm 10) 7M Meade Hahn 11) 15 Luke Hoffner 12) 63 Nathan Long 13) 57 Jon Rohacevich 14) 77 Dick Houtz 15) 24 Jim Yoder 16) 0 Coleby Frye
Heat Winners: Kenny Trevitz, Steve Campbell

Pro Stocks – 17 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: 1) 15 Dustin Snook 2) 40 Tommy Slanker 3) 6C AJ Hoffman 4) 92 Shaun Lawton 5) 33 Curtis Lawton 6) 99 Peanut Heintzelman 7) 14C Bill Conrad 8) 55T John Troxell 9) 86 Wayne Shaffer 10) 11B Jake Buck 11) 85 Terry Lauver 12) 28 Dan Condo 13) 40G Nick Gentile 14) 8M Brandon Moserr 15) 99B Kyle Bachman 16) 71 Kurt Wray 17) 55 Lori Croop
Heat Winners: Shaun Lawton, Kyle Bachman

Roadrunners – 13 Entries
12-Lap A-Main: 1) 76 Bob Bussey 2) 32 Ken Schreffler 3) 1 Smith Cope 4) 12 Tom Underrwood 5) 7 Kyle Kissinger 6) 8B Will Brunson 7) 11 Keith Bissinger 8) 2B Brian Mabus 9) 31B Brandon Shultz 10) 3 Tommy Brunson 11) 22 Ricky Buss 12) 201 Brian Johnson 13) 41D Dennis Conrad
Heat Winners: Will Brunson, Keith Bissinger


Criswell cruises to super sportsman win; Chaney wins second straight in Central PA Legends

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – July 15, 2017 – York’s Glenndon Forsythe added his name to the 2017 Lincoln winner’s list by claiming the John Gleim Excavating 25-lap feature for 410 sprint cars on Saturday night. Handicapping placed Forsythe on the outside of Dwayne Gutshall on the front row for the start. He grabbed the lead entering the first turn and led every lap.

“Obviously, starting spot means a lot, but this is a brand new chassis tonight,” said Forsythe upon exiting the Wisner family Dynatech Controls/Livingston Lawn Care #2W in victory lane, “We struggled and struggled with the other one. Art’s not with us anymore, but we’re still using his set-ups. We appreciate everything he’s done for us. I want to dedicate this one to my buddy Jimmy Walker. We weren’t able to get it done in his car, but this one’s for you, buddy.”

Though he led the entire way, lapped traffic and handicapped cars coming up through the field closed the gap over the final laps. A lead of 5.63 seconds on lap 10 was cut to 2.06 seconds at the end. Steve Owings ran second the entire way.

“I knew we were setting a pretty good pace. I hooked the wall going into one the one lap, and struggled getting around the 69 car. Tim Glatfelter was getting around good, and I knew those other guys were going pretty good. Our pace was good, and I didn’t want to get too crazy and out of shape unless I saw somebody. I just needed to get back to the top and roll around there.”

Eleventh-starting Brian Montieth finished third after a lengthy battle with Cory Haas and Danny Dietrich over the second half of the race. Those three swapped spots several times, with Dietrich crossing fourth and Haas settling for fifth.

Sixth through tenth were Freddie Rahmer, Jim Siegel, Chase Dietz, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., and Gutshall.

Heats for the 24 “410” Sprinters were won by Dietz, McIntyre, and Forsythe.

Martinsville, West Virginia’s Chad Criswell raced to his third career Lincoln win in the 25-lap super sportsman feature. Criswell started fifth and got around Rich Eichelberger on lap three. He caught polesitter and race-long leader Frankie Herr for the lead on lap 11 and dominated the rest of the way, crossing 2.94 seconds ahead of Mike Enders, who got by Herr on lap 18.

Herr, Kenny Edkin, and Paul Miller completed the top five.

Heats for the 18 Super Sportsman were won by Russ Mitten and Criswell.

Mason Chaney started on the pole and led every lap of the 20-lap Central PA Legends feature despite race-long pressure from Bob Stough and late-race pressure from Scott Houdeshell and Harlon Leppo, who joined the chase but settled for third and fourth. Lucas Montgomery finished fifth.

It was Chaney’s second straight Lincoln win and the third of his Lincoln career.

Heats for the 30 Central PA Legends were won by Chaney, Stough, and Cody Haines, with Alex Robinson winning the consolation.

Lincoln Speedway will be dark next Saturday night, July 22nd with Williams Grove headlining the weekend action with the Annual Summer Nationals.

Lincoln will be back in action the following Saturday night, July 29th, with David Webb Tool Company Night AND ARCH Night featuring the 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and 358 Late Models. For the 358 Sprinters it will also be Night No.1 of the Lincoln Speedway/Trail-Way Speedway 358 Sprint Car “Shootout” with the Shootout finale at Trail-Way on Friday night, August 4th.

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, July 15, 2017
Abbottstown, PA
410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe ($3,200); 2. 35-Steve Owings; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 5G-Chase Dietz; 9. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 10. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 11. 87-Alan Krimes; 12. 16C-Matt Campbell; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri; 14. 8-Billy Dietrich; 15. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 16. 5-Adrian Shaffer; 17. 99M-Kyle Moody; 18. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 19. 17-Cole Young; 20. 3B-Randy Baughman; 21. 23-Todd Zinn (DNF); 22. 1X-Chad Trout (DNF); 23. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF); 24. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Glenndon Forsythe (1-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 5G-Chase Dietz; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody; 4. 35-Steve Owings; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 1X-Chad Trout; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF). Time – 2:28.283

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody; 4. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 5. 5-Adrian Shaffer; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 7. 17-Cole Young; 8. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF). Time – 2:28.517

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 39-Cory Haas; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 16C-Matt Campbell; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 8. 23-Todd Zinn (DNF). Time – 2:28.307

Super Sportsman Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 84-Chad Criswell; 2. 3B-Mike Enders; 3. 70D-Frankie Herr; 4. 75-Kenny Edkin; 5. 58-Paul Miller; 6. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 7. 222-Jay Fannasy; 8. 77-Russ Mitten; 9. 30-Scott Dellinger; 10. 18-Steve Wilbur; 11. 99-Chad Smith; 12. 14-Nate Young; 13. 71K-Tyler Wolford; 14. 12-Gary Johnston; 15. 35-Johnny Edkins; 16. 32-Gregg Foster (DNF); 17. 20-Davey Walsh (DNF); DNS – 2m-Matt Ondek. Time – 7:23.09

Lap Leaders – Frankie Herr (1-10), Chad Criswell (11-25)

Super Sportsman Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 77-Russ Mitten; 2. 3-Mike Enders; 3. 75-Kenny Edkin; 4. 222-Jay Fannasy; 5. 58-Paul Miller; 6. 30-Scott Dellinger; 7. 32-Gregg Foster; 8. 20-Davey Walsh; 9. 71-Tyler Wolford. No Time

Super Sportsman Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 84-Chad Criswell; 2. 70D-Frankie Herr; 3. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 4. 18-Steve Wilbur; 5. 14-Nate Young; 6. 99-Chad Smith; 7. 12-Gary Johnston; 8. 35-Johnny Edkin; 9. 2M-Matt Ondek (DNF). No Time

Legends Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 0-Bob Stough; 3. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 4. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 5. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 6. 53-Bill Diehl; 7. 93-Rick Hartwig; 8. 59-Chad Earnst; 9. 3AU-Hayden Pascoe; 10. 19-Travis Perry; 11. 21-Cody Haines; 12. 11-Scott Smith; 13. 19L-Donnie Leiby; 14. 83-Jason Gastley; 15. M1-John Kooti; 16. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 17. 79-Ed Trump; 18. 30-Alex Robinson; 19. 7MD-Nate Renfro; 20. 18-Chris Transeau (DNF); 21. 66-Trent Yoder; 22. 00-Bruce McClane, Jr.; 23. 3M-Chris McKinney (DNF); 24. 99-Wayne Welsh (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Mason Chaney (1-20)

Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 3. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 4. 3AU-Hayden Pascoe; 5. 83-Jason Gastley; 6. 59-Chad Earnst; 7. 7MD-Nate Renfro; 8. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 9. 95-Alex Schmiedel; 10. 18J-Jorgie Sweger. No Time

Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 0-Bob Stough; 2. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 3. 53-Bill Diehl; 4. 11-Scott Smith; 5. 19L-Donnie Leiby; 6. 19-Travis Perry; 7. 30-Alex Robinson; 8. 00-Bruce McClain, Jr.; 9. 34-Dan Harrison; 10. 75-Chandler Pagnotta (DNF). No Time

Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 21-Cody Haines; 2. 93-Rick Hartwig; 3. 18-Chris Transeau; 4. 3M-Chris McKinney; 5. M1-John Kooti; 6. 66-Trent Yoder; 7. 79-Ed Trump; 8. 99-Wayne Walsh; 9. 26-Shaun Abney; 10. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer (DNF). No Time

Legends Consolation Finish (8 laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 30-Alex Robinson; 2. 7MD-Nate Renfro; 3. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 4. 79-Ed Trump; 5. 99-Wayne Walsh; 6. 00-Bruce McClane, Jr.; 7. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 8. 95-Alex Schmiedel; 9. 26-Shawn Abney; 10. 34-Dan Harrison; 11. 18J-Jorgie Sweger; 12. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer (DNF). No Time

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Sprint car top five finishers start ninth, eighth, 10th, 11th and 19th

Eric Irvin claims Kepner tribute for econo late models, Powell gets third in xtremes

Port Royal – A couple of dirt track racing legends scored the 410 sprint and super late model mains at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, with Lance Dewease taking the sprint main and Gary Stuhler scoring the late model feature.

Impressively in the sprint car main, the top five finishers of Dewease, Greg Hodnett, Lucas Wolfe, Dylan Cisney and Blane Heimbach started ninth, eighth, 10th, 11th and 19th, respectively.

In the 25-lap Dave Kepner Tribute for econo late models, Eric Irvin proved victorious over a banner field of econos.

And in the xtreme stocks Bill Powell won his third race of the year.

Polesitter Anthony Fiore led the first lap of the 25-lap sprint car main before second starter Tyler Walker took over on the second tour with Kody Lehman in third and Dewease already up to fourth after a mile of racing.

Dewease motored into third with five away while Lehman too advanced to be up to second.

Lehman caught Walker for the lead on the sixth tour and took a stab at control only to see Walker’s momentum carry him back into the lead as Dewease took advantage and then relegated Lehman to third.

And then in the blink of an eye Dewease threw his No. 69K to the inside of Walker in the first and second turns to simply jet away with the lead on the backstretch.

The pace was slowed after the seventh lap was completed when Steve Buckwalter stopped on the frontchute and Dewease was back up to speed on the restart, motoring out to a 5.4 second lead by the halfway point.

Another restart just after halfway found Greg Hodnett up to second with a clear shot at Dewease but to no avail.

Dewease pulled away over the ensuing laps and had a 1.9 second lead with 10 laps to go.

With five laps to go Dewease was again into the backmarkers, with a 2.3 second lead but during those final laps the leader would start “hanging” in the corners, allowing Hodnett to dramatically slice into his advantage.

Hodnett would indeed run down Dewease for the win but time ran out with Dewease taking his fourth win of the year at the track and 104th of his career by .537 seconds at the finish.

Lucas Wolfe got around Dylan Cisney for third in the final two laps with Cisney ending up fourth and a passing clinic by Blane Heimbach placing him fifth at the finish.

Sixth through 10th went to Walker, Carl Bowser, Brock Zearfoss, Lehman and TJ Stutts.

Heats went to Fiore, Buckwalter and Zearfoss with Heimbach taking the consolation race.

Stuhler started on the pole of the 22-lap super late model main and wired the field for the victory that surprisingly was just the second of the veteran’s career.

Matt Parks chased Stuhler early and by the time that Stuhler entered lapped traffic on the eighth tour he had amassed a 4.11 second lead.

A caution flag bunched the field with 12 laps to go, finding Andy Haus up to second after starting sixth in the field.

Stuhler pulled away on the restart as he did no another with four laps to go but a final restart with two laps to go found Haus sticking with the leader and getting his nose to Stuhlers inside as the pair headed to the white flag.

But Stuhler proved too stout for Haus, taking the win by 1.306 seconds with Tim Smith Jr. finishing third followed by Mike Lupfer and Rance Garlock.

Sixth through 10th went to Nick Dickson, Matt Parks, Dylan Yoder, Jason Schmidt and Chris Casner.

Heats went to Dickson, Scott Flickinger and Haus.

JR Toner started on the pole of the 25-lap Kepner Tribute for econo late models and led the way over Dillan Stake for numerous laps with Stake chasing him into traffic with 13 laps to go.

Irvin started ninth in the main and methodically worked his way through the front-runners, racing into second on the 17th tour.

Using the top groove, Irvin quickly ran down the leader and marched into control with four laps to go.

Toner ended up second by 2.145 seconds, followed by Stake, Derrick Garman and 26th starter Andrew Yoder.

Sixth through 10th went to Tim Krape, Tim Fedder, Devin Hart, Alan Sagi and Jared Fulkroad.

Heats went to Garman, Hart and Krape.

Bill Powell took the lead from Kevin Imes on the sixth tour before speeding to the checkers, his third of the year at the oval.

Imes chased Powell all the way to the finish with Jason Zook crossing the line third followed by Pete Leister and Keith Strummel.

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Feature Finishes
410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Dylan Cisney, 5. Blane Heimbach, 6. Tyler Walker, 7. Carl Bowser, 8. Brock Zearfoss, 9. Kody Lehman, 10. TJ Stutts, 11. Mike Wagner, 12. Kyle Reinhardt, 13. Coleman Gulick, 14. Anthony Fiore, 15. Logan Wagner, 16. Cale Grubb, 17. AJ Flick, 18. Curt Stroup, 19. Jared Esh, 20. Daryl Stimeling, 21. Joey Hershey, 22. Jimmy Seger, 23. Steve Buckwalter, 24. Tyler Bear
DNQ: Mike Erdley, Cory Thornton

Super late models, 22 laps: 1. Gary Stuhler, 2. Andy Haus, 3. Tim Smith Jr., 4. Mike Lupfer, 5. Rance Garlock, 6. Nick Dickson, 7. Matt Parks, 8. Dylan Yoder, 9. Jason Schmidt, 10. Chris Casner, 11. Tim Wilson, 12. Dave Brouse JR., 13. Trent Brenneman, 14. Rick Singleton, 15. Jerry Bard, 16. Chad Myers, 17. Austin Berry, 18. Scott Flickinger, 19. Jeff Miller, 20. Jeff Johnson, 21. Cody Robbins, 22. Kody Lyter

Econo late models, 25 laps: 1. Eric Irvin, 2. JR Toner, 3. Dillan Stake, 4. Derrick Garman, 5. Andrew Yoder, 6. Tim Krape, 7. Tim Fedder, 8. Devin Hart, 9. Alan Sagi, 10. Jared Fulkroad, 11. Shaun Miller, 12. Kenny Yoder, 13. Eric Hohol, 14. Ryan Walls, 15. Harold Ranck Jr., 16. Troy Miller, 17. Curt Dunn, 18. Charles Bryner, 19. Chase Bowsman, 20. Andrew Shoop, 21. Tom Krape, 22. Todd Snook, 23. Jason Davis, 24. Dan Berry, 25. Steve Billett, 26. Garrett Gray
Xtreme stocks, 15 laps: 1. Bill Powell, 2. Kevin Imes, 3. Jason Zook, 4. Pete Leister, 5. Keith Strummel, 6. Chase Kepner, 7. Jimmy Kessler, 8. Walt Peters, 9. Corey Kepner, 10. Tyler Amtower, 11. Josh Bender, 12. Mike Goodwin, 13. Herm Renninger, 14. Darren Rice
DNS: Ben Leister