SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- The Super Late Models were competing in two different championship races on Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway. Drivers were challenging for the Jeff’s Auto Body and Recycling Selinsgrove Speedway title as well as continuing the charge for the Moon Shine Camo Route 35 challenge series. Neither championship was separated by more 25 points in the top three spots going into the night.
Bryan Bernheisel started from the front row and although he was challenged a few times throughout the event, it was a second straight victory for “Kid Lazer”.
Moon Shine Camo Route 35 challenge series point leader Colby Frye worked through lap traffic well gaining a couple spots to second, but never got in a position to challenge the race leader before a caution flag was thrown on lap 14.
The restart allowed Bernheisel to show some strength as he broke away from second place Frye and third place Chad Hollenbeck.
The yellow flag was back out a few laps later and this time Hollenbeck was able to take second from Frye. Bernheisel used that opportunity to pull away again.
The yellow was thrown for the final time on lap 20. Hollenbeck and Frye waged another battle for the second spot, but Frye slid back outside the top three. Bernheisel had set sail to his second win in a row in the 25-lap, $2,500-to-win feature followed by Hollenbeck and Dylan Yoder. Hayes Mattern and Frye crossed the line fourth and fifth.
Tony Adams recovered from an early race accident to run sixth followed by Steve Campbell, Meade Hahn, Kenny Trevitz, and Dave Stamm.
Heat races for the Late Models were won by Bernheisel, Frye, and Adams.
Eric Tomecek started from the pole position and admitted that a good starting spot in the Untied Racing Club’s appearance at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday played a part in a victory; however, it was not all an easy drive. A tricky race track pushed Tomecek to his limits as he raced the speedway and cut his way through lap traffic for the $2,500 win.
The battling was behind Tomecek for the second and third spots. Adam Carberry, Cody Keller, and Curt Michael traded the second spot at times over the 25-lap feature before Keller grabbed it for good. Jason Shultz rounded out the top three finishers from his 18th starting spot. Michael and Carberry were fourth and fifth.
Sixth through tenth in the finishing order were Derek Locke, Larry Kelleher, Davie Franek, Chad Layton, and Josh Weller.
Tomecek, Layton, and Nate Snyder won the heat races for the 360 Sprint Cars.
In an effort to take a big step toward his first Selinsgrove Speedway championship, Tommy Slanker was cautiously aggressive on Saturday night. Slanker made the pass of race leader Brandon Moser on lap five.
Slanker led the rest of the way to lock down his sixth win of the season. Moser, Kyle Bachman, Dustin Snook, and Shaun Lawton were the top five finishers. AJ Hoffman, Cory Long, John Schoch, Johnny Bouse, and Bill Conrad were the top ten finishers.
Bachman and Slanker crossed the line first in heat races on Saturday night.
Keith Bissinger led the early laps of the Roadrunner feature event before Ryan Zook made a late race pass to win his first Roadrunner feature at the track.
Zook had to maneuver around some lap traffic before the checkered flag. Bissinger got close but settled for a second place finish. Brian Johnson closed out the podium finishers.
Bob Bussey and Will Brunson were the top five.
Tom Underwood led the sixth through tenth place finishers. Behind Underwood were Chase Kapner, Tom Brunson, Brian Mabus, and Kyle Kissinger.
Roadrunner heats were won by Brian Johnson and Keith Bissinger.
Saturday night’s racing program was sponsored by Selinsgrove Ford.
Next Saturday, Aug. 19, Selinsgrove Speedway will offer racing from the 360 Sprint Cars, 305 Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, and the rescheduled Collier Paving and Construction Roadrunner 20. The Penn Mar Vintage Race Cars will also be on hand.
General Admission will be $12 and kids (12-17) $7. 11 and under will be free for the show starting at 7:30.
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SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY - 12 August 2017
360 Sprint Cars – 24 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 1W Eric Tomecek 2) 99K Cody Keller 3) 29 Jason Shultz 4) 5G Curt Michael 5) 47C Adam Carberry 6) 77 Derek Locke 7) 76 Larry Kelleher 8) 28F Davie Franek 9) 35 Chad Layton 10) 63 Josh Weller 11) 73B Brett Michalski 12) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 13) 49 Mallie Shuster 14) 67 Justin Whittall 15) 56C Chris Coyle 16) 22M Nyle Berkes 17) 22 Troy Betts 18) 7K Kris Lilick 19) 6 Sean Hosey 20) 33 Michael Walter 21) 66 Ryan Kissinger 22) 56 Nate Snyder 23) 08 Jason Clauss 24) C4 Jim Shuster
Heat Winners: Nate Snyder, Chad Layton, Eric Tomecek
Late Models – 23 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 2) 4Ds Chad Hollenbeck 3) 24 Dylan Yoder 4) 9 Hayes Mattern 5) 0 Coleby Frye 6) 88 Tony Adams 7) 2 Steve Campbell 8) 7M Meade Hahn 9) 61 Kenny Trevitz 10) 10 Dave Stamm 11) 2Y Andrew Yoder 12) 3 Tim Wilson 13) 63 Nathan Long 14) 6 Donnie Schick 15) Z14 Dave Brouse 16) 2J Jeff Rine 17) 06 Mike Lupfer 18) 22 Brett Schadel 19) 21 Dan Stone 20) 6F Jared Fulkroad 21) 77D Dick Houtz 22) 07 Tim Krape 23) 24Y Jim Yoder
Heat Winners: Bryan Bernheisel, Coleby Frye, Tony Adams
Pro Stocks –15 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: 1) 40 Tommy Slanker 2) 8M Brandon Moser 3) 99B Kyle Bachman 4) 15 Dustin Snook 5) 92 Shaun Lawton 6) 6C AJ Hoffman 7) 6N Cory Long 8) 89 John Schoch 9) 28J Johnny Bouse 10) 14C Bill Conrad 11) 86 Wayne Shaffer 12) 11B Jake Buck 13) 6 Noah Jensen 14) 40G Nick Gentile 15) 55 Lori Croop
Heat Winners: Kyle Bachman, Tommy Slanker
Roadrunners – 12 Entries:
12-Lap A-Main: 1) 28 Ryan Zook 2) 11 Keith Bissinger 3) 201 Brian Johnson 4) 76 Bob Bussey 5) 8B Will Brunson 6) 12 Tom Underwood 7) 12K Chase Kepner 8) 3 Tommy Brunson 9) 2 Brian Mabus 10) 7 Kyle Kissinger 11) 44C Corey Collier 12) 31B Brandon Shultz
Heat Winners: Brian Johnson, Keith Bissinger