Saturday, September 30, 2017

Australian James McFadden Scores First Career World of Outlaws Victory at Williams Grove

MECHANICSBURG, PA – September 29, 2017 – Australian James McFadden scored his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win in exciting fashion holding off Greg Hodnett and Donny Schatz to win the second night of the Williams Grove Champion Racing Oil National Open. Heading into tomorrow's finale, Donny Schatz leads the National Open points and will be locked in to tomorrow’s Craftsman Club Dash. David Gravel, McFadden and Daryn Pittman are also locked in to tomorrow’s Dash.

McFadden, who has spent the majority of the past two Summer's running in Central Pennsylvania for Matt Highlands, won his heat race and the Craftsman Club Dash to earn the pole of the 25-lap Feature.

Racing was delayed twice due to rain throughout the evening, once during the C Main and again after the initial start of the Feature.

After the final rain delay, McFadden got the jump on the complete restart over fellow front row starter, Greg Hodnett. A lap three red flag for Jac Haudenschild, who went for a wild ride after Danny Dietrich and Trey Starks got together, halted the action. Haudenschild walked away from the incident. On the ensuing double-file restart, Dale Blaney received contact and ended up on the hook setting up a single-file start.

McFadden once again was strong extending his lead as he approached traffic. McFadden had no problems with the first few lapped cars but was slowed significantly as he approached Alan Krimes, on the bottom, and Brian Brown, on the cushion.

“The track was equal. The bottom and the top were nearly the same speed. Krimes kept hitting the bottom perfectly and Brown was flirting with that cushion. I nearly destroyed myself and ended up in the trees trying to get by them,” McFadden said.

McFadden followed Krimes and Brown for the better part of the last ten laps, waiting to make a move. McFadden eventually got around Krimes but then was pinched hard by Brown, forcing him across the track allowing Krimes to get back by down low and more importantly allow Greg Hodnett and Donny Schatz to be on the leader’s back bumper.

Luckily for McFadden, he was able to work through lapped traffic and fend off a late race effort from both Hodnett and Schatz to score both his first career World of Outlaws and Williams Grove win.

“This is pretty amazing. I have never won on a half-mile before and to do so in Pennsylvania is pretty crazy,” an elated McFadden said in Victory Lane. The result was good enough for McFadden to lock into tomorrow’s Craftsman Club Dash as he sits third in event points.

Hodnett, who finished just .244 behind McFadden, and Schatz completed the podium. Brad Sweet and Shane Stewart completed the top five.

The Champion Racing Oil National Open comes down to Saturday night where the winner will take home a hefty $50,000 check.

Feature: (25 Laps) 1. 3-James McFadden [1][$10,000]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [2][$5,000]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$3,000]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6][$2,700]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [5][$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [3][$2,200]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [8][$2,000]; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe [7][$1,800]; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen [10][$1,600]; 10. 5-David Gravel [12][$1,450]; 11. 69K-Lance Dewease [21][$1,300]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [11][$1,200]; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman [20][$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$1,000]; 15. 11-T.J. Stutts [15][$950]; 16. 58-Brock Zearfoss [16][$900]; 17. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [23][$850]; 18. 94-Ryan Smith [17][$750]; 19. 21-Brian Brown [18][$725]; 20. 87-Alan Krimes [24][$700]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19][$700]; 22. 44-Trey Starks [14][$700]; 23. 21P-Brian Montieth [27][$]; 24. 48-Danny Dietrich [13][$700]; 25. 1-Dale Blaney [22][$700]; 26. 17-Jac Haudenschild [25][$]; 27. 51-Freddie Rahmer [26][$]; Lap Leaders:  James McFadden 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 69K-Lance Dewease[+10]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.976; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.03; 3. 41-Jason Johnson, 17.038; 4. 3-James McFadden, 17.064; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.178; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 17.204; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.212; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.237; 9. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.264; 10. 11-T.J. Stutts, 17.329; 11. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.352; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.357; 13. 16-Matt Campbell, 17.368; 14. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.391; 15. 21P-Brian Montieth, 17.432; 16. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 17.463; 17. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 17.493; 18. 19-Brent Marks, 17.525; 19. 1X-Chad Trout, 17.611; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp, 17.76; 21. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.785; 22. 17M-Max McGhee, 17.853; 23. 45-Kyle Pruitt, 18.533

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 17.048; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 17.062; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 17.068; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 17.155; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.226; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 17.25; 7. 44-Trey Starks, 17.283; 8. 5-David Gravel, 17.313; 9. 21-Brian Brown, 17.324; 10. 1-Dale Blaney, 17.356; 11. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.473; 12. 58-Brock Zearfoss, 17.481; 13. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 17.49; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.516; 15. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.529; 16. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 17.58; 17. 14-Tony Stewart, 17.63; 18. 39-Cory Haas, 17.651; 19. 1XX-Tim Wagaman, 17.814; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.831; 21. 13K-Jordan Givler, 18.015; 22. 5B-Justin Barger, 18.025; 23. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.682

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith [5]; 6. 21P-Brian Montieth [8]; 7. 87-Alan Krimes [6]; 8. 16-Matt Campbell [7]; 9. 1X-Chad Trout [10]; 10. 45-Kyle Pruitt [12]; 11. 17-Jac Haudenschild [9]; 12. 75-Nicole Bower [11]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 3-James McFadden [2]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [9]; 4. 11-T.J. Stutts [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 7. 39M-Anthony Macri [7]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [10]; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller [8]; 10. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 11. 17M-Max McGhee [11]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [5]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 9. 14-Tony Stewart [9]; 10. 1XX-Tim Wagaman [10]; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker [12]; 12. 13K-Jordan Givler [11]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 5-David Gravel [4]; 4. 58-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 6. 1-Dale Blaney [5]; 7. 39-Cory Haas [9]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 9. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [8]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]; 11. 5B-Justin Barger [11]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps): 1. 3-James McFadden [2]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [8]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [7]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 39-Cory Haas [2][-]; 2. 1X-Chad Trout [3][-]; 3. 17-Jac Haudenschild [1][$150]; 4. 1XX-Tim Wagaman [4][$150]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [6][$150]; 6. 75-Nicole Bower [7][$125]; 7. 13K-Jordan Givler [8][$125]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [12][$125]; 9. 45-Kyle Pruitt [11][$125]; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp [5][$125]; 11. 17M-Max McGhee [9][$125]; 12. 5B-Justin Barger [10][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1][-]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney [2][-]; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][-]; 4. 87-Alan Krimes [3][-]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6][$300]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$250]; 7. 39M-Anthony Macri [9][$225]; 8. 21P-Brian Montieth [11][$200]; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer [10][$200]; 10. 16-Matt Campbell [7][$200]; 11. 39-Cory Haas [15][$200]; 12. 1X-Chad Trout [16][$200]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [8][$200]; 14. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [12][$200]; 15. 4-Parker Price-Miller [13][$200]; 16. 14-Tony Stewart [14][$200]

Friday, September 29, 2017


Greg Hodnett rebounds from crash in first feature to win postponed Summer Nationals feature worth $20,000

MECHANICSBURG, PA – David Gravel was racing third when leaders Greg Hodnett and Shane Stewart got together and spun in turn three.

Gravel missed the wreck, assumed the lead and controlled the final 15 laps scoring the opening night win for the 55th Annual Williams Grove National Open.

His 15th World of Outlaws win this season was worth $10,000. It was his second Grove win of the season.

“We’ve been fast here all year,” said Gravel, of Watertown, Conn. “Hopefully, we can keep it up all weekend. Obviously, it’s the start that we wanted. We’ll see what we can do. It has been a great year.”

Hodnett and Stewart shared the front row to start the 25-lap main event with Hodnett getting the lead. He led Stewart by 1.220 seconds as Gravel raced third in the early laps. Meanwhile, Donny Schatz and Lance Dewease battled for fourth.

Stewart was slowly closing on the leader. He drove off the bottom of turn four and Hodnett the top. The leaders made contact as they raced toward the flagstand.
Hodnett spun, hit the fence, but kept going as the caution flew. Stewart officially completed the lap as the leader and Hodnett crossed the line second.

The restart saw close racing again between Hodnett and Stewart. Hodnett put a big slider on Stewart in turn one. They both slid to the fence with inches between the two. They made it off the second turn and down the backstretch. They raced into the third turn and made contact again. This time they both spun and slid across the track and into the fence. Stewart continued while Hodnett was towed to the pits.

Gravel just missed the wreck and assumed the lead.

“I don’t know how I didn’t crash there,” said Gravel. “It scared me a little bit. I got really lucky there.”

Gravel led Daryn Pittman and Dewease down for the restart. At the half-way point, Gravel led by 1.403 as Dewease challenged Pittman for second, but couldn’t make the pass.

Gravel controlled the remaining laps, but did have a brief challenge from Pittman on the inside of turn one with a few laps to go.

“I just had to hang on there,” said Gravel. “I knew Daryn was all over me. To get our 15th win and third win in Pa. this year is pretty amazing.”

Gravel won by 0.445 over Pittman. Dewease, Schatz and Cory Haas completed the top five. Sheldon Haudenschild, Kerry Madsen, Grove point leader Freddie Rahmer, Brian Brown and Brad Sweet rounded out the top 10.

The 48-car field was split into two groups for qualifying time trials. Greg Hodnett set fast time in the first group with a lap of 16.702. Shane Stewart set fast time in the second with a lap of 17.055. Hodnett, Pittman, Stewart and Dewease won the eight-lap heat races. Jason Johnson won the C-main, Hodnett won the dash and
Hodnett started on the pole in the postponed Summer Nationals feature and grabbed the race lead over Gravel and Sweet.

Danny Dietrich charged into third and then drove by Gravel off turn two taking second.

Hodnett reached traffic with a 2.285 second lead. The preferred line was the bottom and Hodnett stayed down and couldn’t lap a slower car.

Dietrich got another great run off turn two. Hodnett tried to lap the car on the backstretch with Dietrich coming on the top. Dietrich jammed it into the third turn and they made contact with Dietrich spinning out and collecting Brian Montieth.

Hodnett kept going and controlled the ensuing restart. Eighth starting Lucas Wolfe was up to fourth passing two cars on the restart then taking second as the caution flew again for spinning cars in turn three.

Another caution on the restart as Dietrich crashed in between turn one and two. A single-file restart ensued.

Hodnett kept Wolfe at bay on the lap 15 restart as Schatz passed Gravel through the middle of turn two. Pittman also passed Gravel taking fourth.

Racing moved to the inside groove over the final 10 laps. Hodnett caught traffic with five laps to go. Wolfe closed on Hodnett late but everybody stayed in line.

Hodnett won by .340 over Wolfe with Schatz, Pittman and Gravel completing the top five. Sweet, Stewart, Dewease, Schuchart and Sheldon Haudenschild rounded out the top 10.

Hodnett’s 71st career Grove win -fourth this year – was worth $20,000.

Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. David Gravel. 2. Daryn Pittman. 3. Lance Dewease. 4. Donny Schatz. 5. Cory Haas. 6. Sheldon Haudenschild. 7. Kerry Madsen. 8. Freddie Rahmer. 9. Brian Brown. 10. Brad Sweet. 11. Brent Marks. 12. Jason Sides. 13. Danny Dietrich. 14. Brian Montieth. 15. James McFadden. 16. Parker Price-Miller. 17. Dale Blaney. 18. Kraig Kinser. 19. Ian Madsen. 20. Lucas Wolfe. 21. Jason Johnson. 22. Shane Stewart. 23. Anthony Macri. 24. Matt Campbell. 25. Brock Zearfoss. 26. Jac Haudenschild. 27. Greg Hodnett.

Did Not Qualify: Ryan Smith, Jason Johnson, Jacob Allen, Alan Krimes, Eric Tomecek, Tony Stewart, Tim Shaffer, Trey Starks, TJ Stutts, Logan Schuchart, Greg Wilson, Chad Trout, Jordan Givler, Justin Barger, Kyle Pruitt, Troy Fraker, George Streaker, Clyde Knipp, Nicole Bower, Steve Buckwalter, Max McGhee, Rodney Westhafer.

Summer Nationals Sprint Car Feature (30 laps): 1. Greg Hodnett; 2. Lucas Wolfe; 3. Donny Schatz; 4. Daryn Pittman; 5. David Gravel; 6. Brad Sweet; 7. Shane Stewart; 8. Lance Dewease; 9. Logan Schuchart; 10. Sheldon Haudenschild; 11. Freddie Rahmer; 12. Jason Sides; 13. Jason Johnson; 14. Trey Starks; 15. James McFadden; 16. Dale Blaney; 17. Matt Campbell; 18. Brent Marks; 19. Parker Price-Miller; 20. Kraig Kinser; 21. Danny Dietrich; 22. Brian Montieth; 23. Anthony Macri; 24. Ryan Smith; 25. Aaron Ott

Sunday, September 24, 2017


ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/23/2017 – In his victory lane interview, Lance Dewease mentioned he hadn’t been good all night. Turns out he was good enough to win his first Dirt Classic and take home $20,000 on Saturday Night at Lincoln Speedway.

Winner of the 2nd Dirt Classic, Brian Montieth, started on the pole of the main event with Gerard McIntyre Jr. on the outside. Montieth took the lead on the start with McIntyre settled in second.

The leaders hit lapped traffic on lap 7. As Montieth worked his way through lapped traffic he hit the wall on lap 10 opening the door for McIntyre to take the lead.

Montieth caught a break when Tyler Ross spun out in turn 4 on lap 11 bringing out the caution. McIntyre was able to hold off Montieth on the restart and held the lead until Cory Haas got turned around on lap 15 in turn 1 bringing out another caution. McIntyre couldn’t hold off Montieth on the restart and Montieth took the lead back on lap 16.

Anthony Macri flipped in turns 1 and 2 bringing out the red flag on lap 26. As the field was lining up for the restart, the right rear on the leader’s car was going flat. Montieth took the green flag for the restart but his tire did not hold up allowing eighth place starter Lance Dewease to take the lead passing both Montieth and McIntyre.

Montieth pulled off the track on lap 27, ending his night and his attempt at being the second repeat winner of the Dirt Classic.

After some contact with Danny Dietrich on the front stretch, Freddie Rahmer brought out the caution on lap 32 with a flat tire.

Dewease held onto his lead on the restart with McIntyre in second and a charging Dietrich in third. Dietrich got around McIntyre on lap 37 and had his eyes set on Dewease. Three laps were not enough for Dietrich to catch him and Dewease took the checkered flag with a 1.05 second advantage over Dietrich.

Lucas Wolfe crossed the line third, Gerard McIntyre held on to finish fourth and James McFadden completed the top 5.

Hard charger of the night, JJ Grasso finished sixth from his 20th starting spot. Greg Hodnett, Chad Trout, Kerry Madsen and Matt Campbell rounded out the top 10.

The Dirt Classic brings a unique race format to Central Pennsylvania. Points are awarded for time trials and two sets of heat races. The cars run the first set of heat races lined up based on time trial results and the second set is lined up in reverse. The top 20 drivers in points after time trials and heat races were locked into the main event. The remaining cars ran a B-main with the top 4 tagging the rear of the A-main.

Thirty-seven cars were on hand at Lincoln Speedway for the 4th Dirt Classic on Saturday Night. Drivers of the 37-car field represented 11 states and Australia.

TJ Stutts set fast time with a lap of 13.547 seconds averaging 99.653mph around the 3/8-mile oval.

The first set of heat races were won by TJ Stutts, Brian Brown, Lucas Wolfe, Gerard McIntyre and Freddie Rahmer. When the field was set up in reverse the heat winners were Tim Wagaman, Danny Dietrich, Brock Zearfoss, Kerry Madsen and JJ Grasso.

Tyler Ross, Alan Krimes, Brock Zearfoss and Matt Campbell transferred out of the B-main to complete the 24-car field for the main event.

During the driver’s meeting, it was announced that the 2018 Dirt Classic will pay $25,000 to win and $1,500 to start the main event.

Next Saturday, Saturday, September 30th, Lincoln Speedway will be idle to allow drivers and fans to attend other local big season-ending big races.

In two weeks, Saturday, October 7th, at 6 PM, Lincoln Speedway will run its final race of 2017 with the running of the BOB LEIBY MEMORIAL (Rescheduled from Sept. 2nd) along with the HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE PRESENTED BY PANCHO’S RACING PRODUCTS featuring the 410 Sprinters, along with the 358 Sprints who will go one last time for points in the season-long battle for the Lincoln Speedway 358 Sprint track championship. The All-American Outlaws will round out the 2017 season finale. Gates will open at 4 PM.

There is a scheduled rain-date for this program the following day, Sunday, October 8th @ 6 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, September 23, 2017
Abbottstown, PA
FOURTH ANNUAL “DIRT CLASSIC” Feature Finish (40 Laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease ($20,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 5. 3-James McFadden; 6. 37-JJ Grasso; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett; 8. 1X-Chad Trout; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen; 10. 16C-Matt Campbell; 11. 1Z-Dale Blaney; 12. 21B-Brian Brown; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 14. 39-Cory Haas; 15. 44-Trey Starks; 16. 11-TJ Stutts; 17. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 18. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 19. 5-Tyler Ross (DNF); 20. 21-Brian Montieth (DNF); 21. 39M-Anthony Macri (DNF); 22. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 23. 24t-Terry McCarl (DNF); 24. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Brian Montieth (1-10), Gerard McIntyre Jr. (11-15), Brian Montieth (16-26), Lance Dewease (27-40)

First Round Heat Race 1 (8 laps) - 1. 11-TJ Stutts; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett; 4. 16C-Matt Campbell; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 1W-Eric Tomecek (DNF); 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNF) - Time: 1:55:593

First Round Heat Race 2 (8 laps) - 1. 21B-Brian Brown; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich; 5. 17A-Austin McCarl; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 7. 19M-Landon Myers; 8. 10k-Joe Kata - Time: 1:56:032

First Round Heat Race 3 (8 laps) - 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 4. 24t-Terry McCarl; 5. 5-Tyler Ross; 6. 2w-Glendon Forsythe; 7. 3B-Randy Baughman - No Time

First Round Heat Race 4 (8 laps) - 1. 16-Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen; 3. 3-James McFadden; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri; 5. 3K-Tim Kaeding; 6. 1Z-Dale Blaney; 7. 23-Chris Arnold - Time: 1:57:173

First Round Heat Race 5 (8 laps) - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 39-Cory Haas; 3. 44-Trey Starks; 4. 37-JJ Grasso; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 71M-Dave Blaney; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher - Time: 1:54:868

Second Round Heat Race 1 (8 laps) - 1. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett; 3. 16C-Matt Campbell; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease; 6. 11-TJ Stutts; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall (DNS); 8. 1W-Eric Tomecek (DNS) - Time: 1:58:536

Second Round Heat Race 2 (8 laps) - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 5. 21B-Brian Brown; 6. 19M-Landon Myers; 7. 10K-Joe Kata; 8. 17A-Austin McCarl (DNS) - Time: 2:00:068

Second Round Heat Race 3 (8 laps) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 3. 5-Tyler Ross; 4. 24t-Terry McCarl; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 6. 3B-Randy Baughman (DNF); 7. 2W-Glendon Forsythe (DNF) – Time: 1:56:925

Second Round Heat Race 4 (8 laps) - 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen; 2. 3-James McFadden; 3. 3K-Tim Kaeding; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre Jr.; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri; 6. 1Z-Dale Blaney; 7. 23-Chris Arnold - Time: 1:57:048

Second Round Heat Race 5 (8 laps) - 1. JJ Grasso; 2. 44-Trey Starks; 3. 71M-Dave Blaney; 4. 39-Cory Haas; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF) - Time: 2:00:921

B-Main (12-Laps/Top-4 Advance to rear of A-Main) – 1. 5-Tyler Ross; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss; 4. 16C-Matt Campbell; 5. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 6. 71M-Dave Blaney; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 8. 3K-Tim Kaeding; 9. 23-Chris Arnold; 10. 19M-Landon Myers; 11. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 12. 2W-Glendon Forsythe (DNF) - Time: 3:01:508

Time Trial Results - 1. 11-TJ Stutts, 13.547-seconds (99.653 MPH); 2. 59-Jimmy Siegel, 13.559; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 13.641; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.642; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.674; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease, 13.683; 7. 21B-Brian Brown, 13.723; 8. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.747; 9. 1Z-Dale Blaney, 13.754; 10. 39-Cory Haas, 13.809; 11. 1W-Eric Tomecek, 13.840; 12. 17A-Austin McCarl, 13.847; 13. 2W-Glendon Forsythe, 13.853; 14. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.863; 15. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.886; 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.895; 17. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.916; 18. 24t-Terry McCarl, 13.924; 19. 3-James McFadden, 13.926; 20. 44-Trey Starks, 13.937; 21. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.959; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich, 14.016; 23. 5-Tyler Ross, 14.018; 24. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 14.031; 25. 71M-Dave Blaney, 14.098; 26. 1*-Tim Wagaman, 14.109; 27. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 14.116; 28. 3B-Randy Baughman, 14.128; 29. 23-Chris Arnold, 14.129; 30. 37-JJ Grasso, 14.251; 31. 16C-Matt Campbell, 14.277; 32. 19M-Landon Myers, 14.309; 33. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 14.311; 34. 3K-Tim Kaeding, 14.379; 35. 21T-Scott Fisher, 14.499; 36. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 14.650; 37. 10K-Joe Kata, 15.169.

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Latshaw Wins First while Morgan and Horan Get Second Season Wins

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA…9/23/17
After dominating the Sportsman 100 just seven days prior, Carlisle, PA racer Frankie Herr came back to score his second straight win in Saturday night’s Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature at Susquehanna Speedway.

While Herr was dominating the late stages of the 25-lap feature, Lewisberry driver Scott Dellinger’s eighth place finish clinched his first career Super Sportsman track championship. Dellinger will be honored the track banquet later this year.

It appeared a first career winner would come away with the win in the Super Sportsman main as Nate Young set the pace during the first 14 laps but Garrett Williamson used a restart to take the lead and was looking for his first win as he led until lap 18.

That was when Herr, who had lined up 10th on the grid, arrived at the front of the field after methodically working his way forward. Herr drove by Williamson on the 19th lap as Williamson attempted to stay close but Herr’s Devine Motorsports No. 70D was too much once again for the rest of the field as he posted his second win of the season in the final points race for the year.

Williamson settled for a season best runner-up finish with Mike Enders coming home third as Young held on for a fourth place finish with Matt Ondek completing the top five.

Sixth through 10th were Timmie Barrick, Jay Fannasy, Scott Dellinger, Gregg Foster and last year’s track champion Russ Mitten.

Mitten was the Hard Charger for the race after starting 19th. He flipped during his heat race then worked his way forward in the feature only to stop on lap 15. He restarted at the rear and came back for the top ten finish as he finished runner-up in season points.

Herr and Ondek were heat race winners for the 20 car field.

Jed Latshaw raced to his first career win in the 25-lap Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Model feature.

Starting sixth, Latshaw made his race winning pass on Joe Lusk with eight laps complete and then kept defending track champion and current point leader Randy Christine, Jr. at bay before securing the win. Latshaw became the 10th different winner in Susquehanna late model competition this season.

Christine finished 2.675 seconds back in the runner-up spot trailed by Lusk, Brian Shuey and Eric Hohol with Sam Rial, Charles Potts, Bobby Beard, Devin Frey and Tim Murphy completing the top ten.

Shuey and Lusk were heat winners for the 17 car field.

Craig Morgan turned in an impressive effort in his second win of the year in the Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock feature.

Morgan started back in the 13th spot and went out front with 16 laps in the books to capture the win. Morgan took the lead from Bob Scott, Jr. who had led the first eight laps and then again on the 15th lap. Morgan withstood ten caution flags during the 20-lap event.

Morgan crossed under the checkered flag 2.877 seconds ahead of Scott Thunberg with Jim Palm earning the Hard Charger after starting 14th. Fourth went to Joey Hoffer followed by Jimmy Combs, Brandon Wanner, Steve Dove, Eric Tripp, Matt Adams and Scott.

Kyle Saylor and Randy Zechman won heats for the 19 street stock field.

Travis Horan led laps three through 18 of the Superior Homes Extreme Stock feature but gave the lead up to point leader Alex Updegraff on the 19th circuit.

But Horan battled back and used a thrilling final lap pass to score the win, his second of the year over Updegraff, Bill Powell, Patrick McClane and Jeff Gill.

McClane and Michael Smith won heats for the 17 Extreme Stocks.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action Saturday night, October 7 for the Harvest Classic King of the Hill presented by featuring the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman, Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Models, Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks and ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends. Race time is 6PM.


1) 70D Frankie Herr, 2) 32w Garrett Williamson, 3) 3B Mike Enders, 4) 14 Nate Young, 5) 2M Matt Ondek, 6) 7 Timmie Barrick, 7) 222 Jay Fannasy, 8) 30 Scott Dellinger, 9) 32 Gregg Foster, 10) 77 Russ Mitten, 11) 1A Chase Gutshall, 12) 20w Davey Walsh, 13) 54 Doug Dodson, 14) 99G Scott Grace, 15) 8 Rich Eichelberger, 16) 23 Justin Foster, 17) 318 Chris Meleason, 18) 22 Daniel John, 19) 75 Kenny Edkin.
Did Not Start: 77w Tom Wyckoff

1) 25 Jed Latshaw, 2) 74 Randy Christine, Jr., 3) 20L Joe Lusk, 4) 177 Brian Shuey, 5) 22H Eric Hohol, 6) 55 Sam Rial, 7) 5 Charles Potts, 8) 33 Bobby Beard, 9) 62 Devin Frey, 10) 1T Tim Murphy, 11) 16 Kyle Merkel, 12) 19L Brandon Long, 13) 93 Rick Todorow, 14) 54 Terry Gingerich, 15) 118 Sean Merkel, 16) 21m Matt Murphy, 17) 3B Cameron Benyou.

1) 11 Craig Morgan, 2) 12 Scott Thunberg, 3) 7P Jim Palm, 4) 21 Joey Hoffer, 5) 54J Jimmy Combs, 6) 64 Brandon Wanner, 7) 22 Steve Dove, 8) 43 Eric Tripp, 9) 9 Matt Adams, 10) 47 Bob Scott, Jr., 11) 2 Randy Zechman, 12) 94 Mike Buckley, 13) 41 Dean Hine, 14) 26 Shawn Liddick, 15) 55x Richie Dobson, 16) M1 Mike Potts, 17) 41w John Stoll, Jr.
Disqualified: 14 Kyle Saylor.
Did Not Start: 44 Charles Ruppert.

1) 21H Travis Horan, 2) 1 Alex Updegraff, 3) 7 Bill Powell, 4) 55 Patrick McClane, 5) 15 Jeff Gill, 6) 76 Michael Smith, 7) 10 Kyle Emig, 8) 95 Dan Snyder, 9) 23B Donnie Murphy, 10) 1A Scott Arnold, 11) 37 Mallory Duvall, 12) 97 Donnie Broderick, 13) 18 Greg Updegraff, 14) F1 John Frye, 15) 7F Jordan Fulton.
Did Not Start: 98 Richard Daughtrey, 7JR Johnny Palm.

Saturday, September 23, 2017


$50,000 to win National Open Next Saturday

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Greg Hodnett is ready for the World of Outlaws-sanctioned Williams Grove National Open next weekend after picking up his 70th career Sprint car win at the Grove Friday night.

Hodnett’s third Grove win of the season was worth $4,000 in the Mike Heffner-owned No. 27, but it wasn’t easy as he had constant pressure from Lance Dewease over the final half of the 25-lap main event.

“I could hear him pushing us around,” said Hodnett about Dewease. “I wasn’t very good off of two no matter what I was doing. In three and four, I couldn’t get stuck again to either go across or hit the bottom. He almost drove by me in three and four the one time. I figured I’d better get going and see if I could hold him off for a couple laps.”

Hodnett, of Spring Grove, started on the pole and beat Brian Brown into the first turn on the opening lap to take the lead. Dewease started fourth and passed Brown taking second on the second lap.

As Dewease stalked Hodnett, Brown and James McFadden traded the third spot and eighth starter Lucas Wolfe passed Matt Campbell taking fifth.

Hodnett’s lead was 1.903 when they reached slower traffic at the back of the field with seven laps completed.

The heavy lapped traffic helped Dewease cut Hodnett’s lead in half in only one lap. Dewease ducked low on Hodnett, but Hodnett maintained the lead by about a half-second.

Dewease took another shot at Hodnett, but wasn’t able to seal the deal as the drivers ranked second and third on the all-time Grove win list continued to battle for the win.

“If he could have beat me to the cushion it would have been his easily,” said Hodnett, who starts on the pole of the postponed Summer Nationals feature Thursday night. “Lance is not going to crash himself or me because we know we’ve got to race tomorrow and race next week. This is more of an organized hot lap session than anything for us. Although it’s nice to win and be competitive. We also know there’s bigger fish to fry here in the next couple weeks. He had a huge run coming off four and tried to take that shot. Honestly, if he would have been about two feet in front of us then I would have backed off and let him go, but fortunately we had a lot of momentum coming off the top.”

Hodnett stayed in front of Dewease as they both switched lanes working through lapped traffic. The last five laps saw Dewease challenge Hodnett again on the low side, but Hodnett switched to the bottom groove to take away Dewease’s preferred line.

Hodnett cleared one final lapped car off turn two on the last lap securing the win by 0.803 over Dewease.

“It’s a good thing it wasn’t 30 laps that’s all I can say,” said Hodnett.

Wolfe passed Brown to finish third. Point leader Freddie Rahmer raced from 10th to fifth. McFadden, Campbell, Kerry Madsen, Brian Montieth and 20th starter Danny Dietrich rounded out the top 10. The non-stop time was 8:34.

TJ Stutts set fast time over the 29-car field with a lap of 16.941. Stutts, Hodnett and James McFadden won the eight-lap heat races. Hodnett passed Brown on the final lap to win the dash. Anthony Macri won the B-main.

Scott Fisher led all 20 laps winning the 358-Sprint feature. Track champion Kevin Nouse started 12th and finished a close second. Kyle Denmyer, Chris Frank and Chase Dietz completed the top five. Steve Owings, Brett Wanner, Nyle Berkes, Troy Wagaman Jr. and Steve Drevicki rounded out the top 10.

“The way this year went, we really, really needed this,” said Fisher.

Kyle Denmyer, Brett Wanner and Kevin Nouse won the 358 heats.

Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Greg Hodnett. 2. Lance Dewease. 3. Lucas Wolfe. 4. Brian Brown. 5. Freddie Rahmer. 6. James McFadden. 7. Matt Campbell. 8. Kerry Madsen. 9. Brian Montieth. 10. Danny Dietrich. 11. TJ Stutts. 12. Alan Krimes. 13. Dale Blaney. 14. Trey Starks. 15. Cory Haas. 16. Brock Zearfoss. 17. Dave Blaney. 18. Rodney Westhafer. 19. Steve Buckwalter. 20. Anthony Macri. 21. Chad Trout. 22. Chris Arnold. 23. Tim Wagaman. 24. Jordan Givler.
Did Not Qualify: Nicole Bower, Troy Fraker, Jay Galloway, Tim Kaeding, Jay Reichard

358 Sprint Feature (20 laps): 1. Scott Fisher; 2. Kevin Nouse; 3. Kyle Denmyer; 4. Chris Frank; 5. Chase Dietz; 6. Steve Owings; 7. Brett Wanner; 8. Nyle Berkes; 9. Troy Wagaman Jr.; 10. Steven Drevicki; 11. Brent Shearer; 12. J.B. Cunningham; 13. Cody Fletcher; 14. Dwight Leppo; 15. Shai Morris; 16. Jake Eldreth; 17. Rich Eichelberger; 18. Barry Shearer; 19. Michael Hamer; 20. Matt Findley; 21. Hank Donovan Jr.; 22. Brie Hershey; 23. Chad Trout; 24. T.J. DeHaven.
Did Not Qualify: Chris Priar, Kenny Kuhn, Jake Galloway.

Friday, September 22, 2017


Hayden Pascoe Wins Legends Feature
By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA…9/21/17
Danny Dietrich used a bold move on a lap 12 restart and never looked back as he raced to his first win of the season at Susquehanna Speedway in Thursday night’s BAPS Auto Paints and Supplies 410 Sprint Series feature.

Dietrich’s ninth career Susquehanna win was worth $4,000 to the Gary Kauffman owned, Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market team. He became the fifth different winner in six BAPS events this season.

It was an eventful night for Dietrich, who ran out of fuel during his time trial laps resulting in a fifth place start in his heat race. With the top two finishers in the heat going to the dash, Dietrich blew through the field in the heat to finish second and put himself into position to capitalize in the dash.

He lined out fourth for the 30-lap feature as Missouri driver Brian Brown grabbed the lead from his front row starting spot.

Brown, who won both events he competed in last weekend in Central PA, was looking to make it three straight but his run out front ended on lap 11 with a right rear flat tire.

This turned the lead over to fellow starter Brian Montieth, who led lap 12 before a red for Mike Walter halted action.

Dietrich was ready on the ensuing restart, using every inch of turn two to sneak by Montieth and take the lead but the race quickly returned to red after James McFadden’s attempted slide job resulted in a hard crash in turn four that also collected Greg Hodnett, who had worked his way up from his 12th starting spot.

With an open red flag, Hodnett’s team changed the top wing and he lined up third on the restart behind Dietrich and Montieth.

Hodnett disposed of Montieth on the restart and set his sights on Dietrich, who had opened a near three second lead at one point.

Hodnett began to close the gap on the fast running Dietrich and was running about two seconds off the pace when the Mike Heffner owned car went up in smoke with 20 laps down.

It was all Dietrich over the final laps but the action for the runner-up spot was fierce as Montieth, Tim Kaeding and Brock Zearfoss traded sliders several times before the checkered flag.

Dietrich crossed 1.321 seconds ahead of Montieth for his 11th win of the season with Kaeding third, Zearfoss fourth and Lucas Wolfe fifth.

Rounding out the top ten finishers were 14th starter Trey Starks, Kyle Reinhardt, Dale Blaney, Gerard McIntyre, Jr. and Mark Smith.

Brown paced the 21 car field in time trials with a lap of 15.272 seconds as heats were won by Kaeding, Wolfe and Walter. Montieth won the Dash.

Hayden Pascoe raced to his first win of the season in the 20-lap ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends feature.

Pascoe started fourth and dominated much of the event as he picked up the win over Travis Perry, eighth starting Bob Stough, 17th starting Don Leiby and Trent Yoder.

Harlon Leppo, Scott Houdeshell and Hayden Pascoe won heats for the 22 Central PA Legends.

The seventh and final BAPS 410 Sprint Series event will close out the season at Susquehanna Speedway on Saturday, October 28 when the Sprint Showdown for 410 Sprints will highlight the action. Joining the 410’s that day will be the 358 Sprints. Race time will be 4PM.

Susquehanna returns to action this coming Saturday night September 23rd on Hanover Auto Team Night featuring the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman, Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Models, Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks and Superior Homes Extreme stocks. Racing begins at 7PM which will be the final race for the month of September.


1. 48 Danny Dietrich, 2. 21 Brian Montieth, 3. 3K Tim Kaeding, 4. 3Z Brock Zearfoss, 5. 24 Lucas Wolfe, 6. 44 Trey Starks, 7. 91 Kyle Reinhardt, 8. 55Xm Dale Blaney, 9. 16 Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 10. 14 Mark Smith, 11. 1W Eric Tomecek, 12. 19M Landon Myers, 13. 27 Greg Hodnett, 14. 21B Brian Brown, 15. 3 James McFadden, 16. 33 Mike Walter, 17. 39M Anthony Macri, 18. 39 Cory Haas, 19. 23 Todd Zinn, 20. 2W Glenndon Forsythe.
Did Not Start: 74 Dwayne Gutshall.


1. 3AU Hayden Pascoe, 2. 19 Travis Perry, 3. 07 Bob Stough, 4. 19L Don Leiby, 5. 66 Trent Yoder, 6. 95 Alex Schmiedel, 7. M1 John Kodi, 8. 90 Scott Spidle, 9. 4X Brandon Ort, 10. 8 Robert Shaw, 11. 5 Scott Houdeshell, 12. 15H Harlon Leppo, 13. 15 Lucas Montgomery, 14. 18S Jorje Anna Sweger, 15. 14W Steven Wurtzer, 16. 8CR Mason Chaney, 17. 58Z Zachary Settle, 18. 30 Alex Robinson, 19. 79 Ed Trump, 20. 2 Scott Smith, 21. 88 Don Butler, 22. 519 Tim O’Sheehan.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Brian Brown leads all 30 laps at Selinsgrove Speedway for Jim Nace Memorial/National Open title

Jason McConnell photo
SELINSGROVE, PA (September 16, 2017) - Adding to a rapidly expanding resume, “Blackjack” Brian Brown ruled Central Pennsylvania soil on Saturday evening during his visit to Selinsgrove Speedway, claiming the 35th Annual Jim Nace Memorial/National Open with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The Grain Valley, Missouri, native led all 30 circuits at the historic venue to score the $8,000 payday, ultimately crossing under the final checkers ahead of a pair of Central Pennsylvania’s finest, Brock Zearfoss and Greg Hodnett.

The Arctic Cat All Star victory was the first of Brown’s career, also becoming the 16th different Arctic Cat All Star winner at the Selinsgrove half-mile in 16 starts.

“My engine builder over here, Charlie Garrett, used to build the engines for Jim Nace’s car, as well as be good really good friends with him. Charlie told me that if I could only win one race in Central Pennsylvania, let it be the Jim Nace Memorial,” Brian Brown explained, driver of the Casey’s General Store/FVP/Impact Signs/No. 21. “This one is for Charlie Garrett. This trophy is going back to his shop. What an awesome job by this whole team. We love coming out here. The fans in this area of the country know how to support sprint car racing. Everyone knows how special this race is. This is definitely a dream come true; unbelievable.”

Despite leading all 30 circuits, Brown’s campaign at the top of the running order did not go completely uninterrupted. A series of cautions, two of which on lap four for back-to-back red flag incidents, were obvious distractions for Brown. Traffic came into the picture for the first time on lap eight which held up Brown just enough to allow James McFadden, Brock Zearfoss and Greg Hodnett to track down the race leader. By lap ten, the top-four were racing nearly nose-to-tail while navigating through slower cars. In Brown's favor, a caution on lap 13 would end any further challenges by those racing behind him.

The main event’s final caution on lap 22 set up a clear track and clean air for Brown, not reaching the tail of the field again until the mid-point of lap 29. The former Knoxville (IA) Raceway track champion was chased to the checkers by recently crowned Port Royal Speedway champion, Brock Zearfoss, and Greg Hodnett.

“I glanced up at the scoreboard a few times and saw [Greg Hodnett] was moving around,” Brown stated. “I knew I had to go out there and lay down some good laps. I got beat last week by trying to save my tires and be smarter than everyone else. It was ‘win it or put it in the fence’ tonight and here we are.”

“Any half-mile really fits my style,” Brown said. “This is just a testament to our whole team. They gave me a phenomenal car here tonight. It’s not easy to just come out here and run in Pennsylvania for a month. It takes a lot of time and preparation. It takes everyone to believe in us and say ‘go out there and have some fun.’”

For the final time this season, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will headline competition in the Keystone State, this time paying a visit to the oldest active dirt track in the state.

Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, will host Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Stars on Sunday evening, September 17; the second appearance of the season, as well as the sixth in Series history. Washington native, Trey Starks, is the most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition at the Bedford half-mile, holding off Dale Blaney and Lucas Wolfe for a $5,000 payday on April 30, 2017.

Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway officials will allow pit access beginning at 4:00pm on Sunday, September 17. The mandatory drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30pm, followed by hot laps at 6:00pm. More information can be found on the Web at

Contingency Awards/Results: Selinsgrove Speedway- Saturday, September 16, 2017:
Event: 35th Annual Jim Nace Memorial/National Open
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 40 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brian Brown - 16.086 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Trey Starks - 15.995 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tim Kaeding
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Blane Heimbach
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ryan Smith
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Anthony Macri
JE Pistons Dash #1: James McFadden
JE Pistons Dash #2: Brian Brown
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Trey Starks
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Greg Hodnett (3rd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Trey Starks (+16)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Trey Starks
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Tony Stewart
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Brandon Matus (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)


Group (A)
1. 44-Trey Starks, 15.995; 2. 1z-Dale Blaney, 16.333; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 16.377; 4. 3K-Tim Kaeding, 16.412; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.509; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison, 16.696; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore, 16.767; 8. 13-Brandon Matus, 16.834; 9. C4-Jim Shuster, 17.057; 10. 33-Brent Matus, 18.76

Group (B)
1. 21-Brian Brown, 16.103; 2. 29-Danny Dietrich, 16.44; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.453; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.505; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.522; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.549; 7. 5-Justin Barger, 16.642; 8. 38-Steve Buckwalter, 16.649; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 17.155; 10. 10-Joe Kata, 17.836

Group ( C )
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.208; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.263; 3. 11-TJ Stutts, 16.32; 4. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.349; 5. 29S-Jason Shultz, 16.455; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 16.641; 7. 8M-TJ Michael, 16.663; 8. 7-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.668; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 16.801; 10. 49-Mallie Shuster, 17.232

Group (D)
1. 3-James McFadden, 16.459; 2. 0-Rick Lafferty, 16.584; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.586; 4. 41-Ryan Taylor, 16.656; 5. M1-Mark Smith, 16.671; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 16.704; 7. 33W-Michael Walter, 16.788; 8. 51-John Garvin, 17.193; 9. 35S-Daryl Stimeling, 17.298; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.476

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3K-Tim Kaeding [1]; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 4. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison [6]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [7]; 7. C4-Jim Shuster [9]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [10]; 9. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 10. 1Z-Dale Blaney [3]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 12-Blane Heimbach [1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 29-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 7. 5-Justin Barger [7]; 8. 38-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 10. 10-Joe Kata [10]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 94-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 11-TJ Stutts [2]; 5. 29S-Jason Shultz [5]; 6. 7-Kyle Reinhardt [8]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [9]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [6]; 10. 49-Mallie Shuster [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 2. 3-James McFadden [4]; 3. M1-Mark Smith [5]; 4. 41-Ryan Taylor [1]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [6]; 6. 0-Rick Lafferty [3]; 7. 51-John Garvin [8]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 9. 35S-Daryl Stimeling [9]; 10. 33W-Michael Walter [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 3-James McFadden [1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach [3]; 5. 3K-Tim Kaeding [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 2. 0-Rick Lafferty [4]; 3. 5-Justin Barger [6]; 4. 38-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 5. 7-Kyle Reinhardt [9]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [10]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [5]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 9. C4-Jim Shuster [13]; 10. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 11. 10-Joe Kata [19]; 12. 33W-Michael Walter [11]; 13. 33-Brent Matus [20]; 14. 9C-Roger Campbell [14]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [18]; 16. 33M-Max Stambaugh [12]; 17. 1Z-Dale Blaney [2]; 18. 51-John Garvin [15]; 19. 35S-Daryl Stimeling [17]; 20. 49-Mallie Shuster [16]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [21]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 7. 29-Danny Dietrich [12]; 8. 94-Ryan Smith [10]; 9. 29S-Jason Shultz [17]; 10. 14-Tony Stewart [18]; 11. M1-Mark Smith [13]; 12. 38-Steve Buckwalter [24]; 13. 5-Justin Barger [23]; 14. 41-Ryan Taylor [15]; 15. 3K-Tim Kaeding [9]; 16. 13-Brandon Matus [16]; 17. 95-Hunter Mackison [19]; 18. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 19. 51-John Garvin [25]; 20. 0-Rick Lafferty [22]; 21. 3-James McFadden [1]; 22. 12-Blane Heimbach [7]; 23. 11-TJ Stutts [14]; 24. 17-Caleb Helms [11]; 25. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [20] Lap Leaders: Brian Brown [1-30]


Bryan Bernheisel wires the field to win the Precise Racing Products 358 Late Model Feature
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 9/16/2017 - Ocean View, DE driver Curt Michael showed why he is a nine-time URC champion Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway as he took advantage of a last lap restart to slide under race-leader Doug Hammaker in the final turns to the checkered and hang on to win the special 25-lap MACH 1 Trailer Services URC/358 Sprint Challenge. In the process Michael not only collected the $3,000 winners’ purse, but the bragging rights for winning the URC/358 Sprint Challenge.

“I’m sure glad to win and take home MACH 1 Trailer Services $1,000…I appreciate it!, “said a jubilant Curt Michael in regards to the added race sponsorship money which raised the winner’s purse to $3,000 for the night.

The final lap drama was set up when a caution for debris was thrown as the leaders took the white flag with one lap to go. Sixth-starting Hammaker had taken the lead from polesitter and race-long leader Chris Coyle on the 15th lap and appeared to be on his way to the 25-lap feature win.

Seventh-starting Michael was frantically trying to keep pace with the leaders and got by Coyle for the runner-up spot a lap later on lap 16.

Michael got his first chance to challenge Hammaker for the top spot with a caution restart with three laps to go. But Hammaker got a good restart and easily kept Michael behind him.

Debris in turns one and two brought out the caution just as the leaders got the white flag signaling one lap to go, giving Michael one more shot at the win.

Michael was able to keep pace with Hammaker as they took the green in one-lap shoot-out to the checkers. Heading into the final turns to the checkered Michael dove to the bottom of turns three and four and was able to slide up in front of Hammaker as they exited the turn with the checkered flag waving. Hammaker tried to dive under Michael exiting the final turn and outrace him to the checkered. But he didn’t have enough speed to get it done as Michael edged out Hammaker for the win.

But the excitement didn’t end there.

As Michael and Hammaker took the checkered, Michael took his foot off the throttle and slowed. Hammaker appeared to still be at full throttle as they approached turn one and caught the right-front wheel Michaels. Hammaker then was launched into a series of violent end-over-end flips and came to a rest along the outer concrete wall with Michaels spinning on three wheels also sliding into the wall backwards.

After picking up the pieces of his damaged winning sprint car, Michaels’ Bill Gallagher-owned GEI/Valley Forge, Inc./Kruger Trailers/ Trucking was towed to the post-race scales and then finally to victory lane.

“I got a read on how (Hammaker) was restarting the race on the restart before that last one,” said Michael on his final lap restart strategy. “He got me on that restart before (lap 22), he caught me sleeping. That next one (the final lap) I stayed on him. I wasn’t sure if I could get a good enough run on him to slide him and win the race.”

Meanwhile Hammaker slowly got out of his destroyed car and was eventually transported to a local hospital where it was it later reported he had a fractured right leg, a very bruised left leg, and a sore right hand/wrist.

The enormity of the moment was not lost on Michael in victory lane.

“I can’t thank these guys enough who showed up,” exclaimed Michael when asked about the huge turn-out for the special URC/358 Challenge. “54 cars! URC winning the thing! I couldn’t thank them (racers) enough for showing up…we could have a real nice rivalry between URC and the 358s here. I also want to thank these fans for showing up. I know we’re up against the Selinsgrove National Open tonight but I think we put on a pretty good show for the fans that did show up.”

And the show didn’t stop with just the first and second place cars of Michael and Hammaker. 23rd-starting Tyler Ross advanced 20 positions after 25 laps to finish third. Early-race leader Coyle settled for fourth and 12th-starting Josh Weller fifth.

Completing the top-10 were 21st-starting Todd Gracey, Scott Fisher, 15th-starting Brent Shearer, Bryn Gohn, and 16th-starting Ashley Cappetta.

Heats for the 54 sprinters were won by Chris Allen, Jr., Chandler Leiby, Jeff Halligan, Gohn, and Hammaker. Twin consolation were won by Gracey and Steve Drevicki.

Jonestown’s Bryan Bernheisel was the class of the Precise Racing Products 358 Late Model field as he led all 20 laps from his pole position to pick-up his first career Lincoln Speedway win.

But the win was not easy as he had to hold off Gene Kanub, Bobby Beard, Cam Zeigler, and Robbie Emory over the closing laps for the win.

Completing the top-10 were Ryan Walls, Alan Sagi, Precise Racing Products Series point leader Travis Mease, Sean Merkel, and Bryon Sipe.

Heats for the 24 358 Late Models on hand were won by Bryan Bernheisel, Cam Zeigler and Bobby Beard.

Next Saturday, Saturday, September 23rd, Lincoln will hosts its’ biggest race of the year with the FOURTH ANNUAL “DIRT CLASSIC” for the 410 Sprints ($20,000 to win) PLUS FIREWORKS. Time trials are scheduled for 7:30 PM. Pit gates will open at 3:30 PM, admission for advanced ticket holders 3:45 PM, with race night tickets going on sale at 4 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, August 16, 2017
Abbottstown, PA
URC/358 Sprint Challenge Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 5G-Curt Michael ($3,000); 2. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 3. 41B-Tyler Ross; 4. 56-Chris Coyle; 5. 63-Josh Weller; 6. 19G-Todd Gracey; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 12-Brent Shearer; 9. 22G-Bryn Gohn; 10. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 11. 7-Trey Hivner; 12. 23J-Jake Eldreth; 13. 19S-Steven Drevicki; 14. 66-Ryan Kissinger; 15. 27-Eric Tomecek; 16. 74-T.J. DeHaven; 17. 10-Zach Eucalano; 18. 73B-Brett Michalski; 19. 71-Chris Allen, Jr. (DNF); 20. 9-Dalton Dietrich (DNF); 21. 41-Jeff Halligan (DNF); 22. 119-Chandler Leiby (DNF); 23. 4R-Chase Dietz (DNF); 24. 44-Dave Brown (DNF); 25. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF).  DNS:  11-Greg Plank.  No time.

Lap Leaders – Chris Coyle  Laps 1-14, Doug Hammaker – Laps 15-24, Curt Michael – Lap 25.

URC/358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 71-Chris Allen, Jr., 56-Chris Coyle, 11-Greg Plank, 89-Ashley Cappetta, 23B-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., 44-Dave Brown, 706-Mark Sasso, 7-Trey Hivner, 67-Jason Cherry, DNF:  13S-Jon Stewart, 91-David Quackenbush.  Time:  2:28:35

URC/358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 119-Chandler Leiby, 4R-Chase Dietz, 63-Josh Weller, 23J-Jake Eldreth, 00-Chris Frank, 59-Steve Wilbur, 21-C.J. Tracy, 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 58-Clay Dow, 5A-Zachary Allman, DNF:  21C-Cody Jourdan.  No Time.

URC/358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 41-Jeff Halligan, 21T-Scott Fisher, 66A-Cody Fletcher, 66-Ryan Kissinger, 19G-Todd Gracey, 73B-Brett Michalski, 41B-Tyler Ross, 47-Adam Carberry, 8-Kenny Kuhn, 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr., 7K-Kris Lilick.  Time:  2:26:47

URC/358 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/4 to qualify) - 1. 22G-Bryn Gohn, 5G-Curt Michael, 9-Dalton Dietrich, 27-Eric Tomecek, 19S-Steven Drevicki, 8L-Kyle Lick, 12B-Mike Bittinger, 4-Jimmy Stitzel, 28-Keith Prutzman, 10N-Mike Myers, DNF:  28-Matt Findley  Time:  2:30:40

URC/358 Sprint Heat Five Finish (10 laps/4 to qualify) - 1.   66H-Doug Hammaker, 74-T.J. DeHaven, 12-Brent Shearer, 10-Zach Eucalano, 77K-Steve Kissamore, 17J-Jonathan Swanson, 669-Brandon McGough,  DNF:  67W-Justin Whittall, 97-Brie Hershey, 27S-Adrian Shaffer  No Time.

URC/358 Sprint Consolation One Finish (12 laps/2 to qualify) - 1.   19G-Todd Gracey, 41B-Tyler Ross, 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 4-Jimmy Stitzel, 23B-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., 8L-Kyle Lick, 77K-Steve Kissamore, 59-Steve Wilbur, 8-Kenny Kuhn, 669-Brandon McGough, 7K-Kris Lilick, 10-Mike Myers, 5A-Zachary Allman, 706-Mark Sasso, 67-Jason Cherry, DNS:  97-Brie Hershey, 91-David Quackenbush.  No Time

URC/358 Sprint Consolation Two Finish (12 laps/2 to qualify) - 1. 19S-Steven Drevicki, 44-Dave Brown, 00-Chris Frank, 21-C.J. Tracy, 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr., 7-Trey Hivner, 67W-Justin Whittall, 47-Adam Carberry, 12B-Mike Bittinger, 58-Clay Dow, DNF:  13S-Jon Stewart, 21C-Cody Jourdain, 17J-Jonathan Swanson, 28-Keith Prutzman, DNS:  73B-Brett Michalski, 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 28F-Matt Findley.  No Time.

358 Late Models Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 119-Bryan Bernheisel; 2. 1-Gene Knaub; 3. 33-Bobby Beard; 4. 21Z-Cam Zeigler; 5. 9E-Robbie Emory; 6. 39-Ryan Walls; 7. 5S-Alan Sagi; 8. 116-Travis Mease; 9.118-Sean Merkel; 10.33S-Bryon Sipe; 11.50-Jason Smith; 12. 16-Kyle Merkel; 13. 5M-Jake Moser; 14. 4-John Moser; 15. 11-Joe Westerman; 16. 4M-Kyle Moser; 17. 83-Matt Wilson; 18. 17-Doug Legum (DNF); 19. 22-Eric Hohol (DNF); 20. 1S-Brandon Seibert (DNF); 21. 19-Drew Weisser (DNF); 22. 121-Larry Neiderer (DNF); 23. DNS: 77-George Dixon, Jr.; DNS:  99-Mike Walls

Lap Leaders – Bryan Bernheisel Laps 1-20

358 Late Model Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) – 1.  119-Bryan Bernheisel, 39-Ryan Walls, 4M-Kyle Moser, 50-Jason Smith, 5M-Jake Moser, 11-Joe Westerman, 19-Drew Weisser, 17-Doug Legum.   No Time.

358 Late Model Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1.  21Z-Cam Zeigler, 9E-Robbie Emory, 5S-Alan Sagi, 118-Sean Merkel, 116-Travis Mease, 121-Larry Neiderer, DNF:  77-George Dixon, Jr., 1S-Brandon Seibert.  No Time.

358 Late Model Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 33-Bobby Beard; 1-Gene Knaub, 16-Kyle Merkel, 22-Eric Hohol, 4-John Moser, 33S-Bryon Sipe, 83-Matt Wilson, DNF:  99-Mike Walls. No Time

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Geesaman Takes Street Stocks while Updegraff Gets Extreme Stock Win
By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA…9/16/17
Heading into Saturday night’s 43rd annual Credit Connection Auto Sales Gary Wolford Sportsman 100 at Susquehanna Speedway, Frankie Herr had just four top ten finishes on the season. And none of those finishes were inside the top five.

But when the big money and all the laurels was on the line, it was the Carlisle, PA driver who made a snoozer out of the legendary race putting on a flag to flag dominating performance to capture his eighth career win in the biggest race of the season for the Super Sportsman.

After timing fourth, Herr lined up on the pole for the 100 lap test and would never look back but had plenty of cautions to keep the field on his bumper throughout the feature.

Twelve yellows and two red flags slowed the pace of the 100 lapper.

A three car crash on the start involving Rich Eichelberger, Dave Conrad, Jr. and Mike Enders quickly brought out the first yellow. Various single car incidents slowed action up through lap 73 when a red for a crash involving Justin Williams, Timmie Barrick and Chad Criswell.

Herr enjoyed big leads throughout the event and held a four second advantage when a lap 91 caution flew to close point leader Scott Dellinger on his bumper.

Dellinger, who started 11th didn’t have anything for Herr and then lost the runner-up spot to leading feature winner Kenny Edkin in the late laps but it was all Herr out front in his Devine Motorsports owned, Victory Lane Construction, Dirty Deeds Repair and Fabrication No. 70D.

Herr’s winnings included a $4,000 payday for the 100 lapper and another $3,419 in lap money for a big night of winnings totaling $7,419 for his first win of the season at Susquehanna. He also became the ninth different winner in the Sportsman this year. Edkin, who started fourth finished second with Dellinger, 15th starter Steve Fannasy and 10th starter Jay Fannasy competing the top five finishers.

Crossing sixth was Garrett Williamson trailed by Matt Ondek, Davey Walsh, 22na and Hard Charger Chad Smith and Nate Young.

Edkin paced the 27-car field in time trials with a lap of 17.287 seconds while the two qualifiers were won by Mike Enders and Davey Walsh.

       Jonestown’s Jasen Geesaman raced to his second win of the season in the Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock feature.

Bob Scott, Jr. set the pace during the first six laps before giving way to Geesaman who drove off from the field to post the win ahead of Scott, Chris Derr, Jim Palm and Craig Morgan with Jimmy Combs, Mike Potts, Matt Adams,  Steve Dove and Joey Hoffer completing the top ten.

Geesaman and Adams won heats for the 20 street stock field.

Defending champion and current point leader Alex Updegraff continued his winning ways in Superior Homes Extreme Stock action taking his 11th win of the season.

Updegraff took control with eight laps complete and never looked back in the win over Michael Smith, Jeff Gill, Kyle Emig and Donnie Broderick. There were 10 Extreme Stocks pitside.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action two times this week with the big Thursday night Thunder BAPS Auto Paints and Supplies 410 Sprint Series event Thursday night, September 21. It will be the sixth race in the seven race BAPS series . The ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends join the racing card beginning at 7PM.

Susquehanna then returns Saturday night September 23rd on Hanover Auto Team Night featuring the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman, Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Models, Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks and Superior Homes Extreme stocks. Racing begins at 7PM which will be the final race for the month of September.


1. 70D- Frankie Herr, 2, 75-Kenny Edkin, 3. 30-Scott Dellinger, 4. 11-Steve Fannasy, 5. 222-Jay Fannasy, 6. 32W-Garrett Williamson, 7. 2M-Matt Ondek, 8. 20W-Davey Walsh, 9. 99-Chad Smith, 10. 14-Nate Young, 11. 54-Doug Dodson, 12. 84-Chad Criswell, 13. 318-Chris Meleason, 14. 17J-Tony Jackson, 15. 8-Rich Eichelberger, 16. 27-Justin Williams, 17. 7-Timmie Barrick, 18. 1A-Chase Gutshall, 19. 32-Gregg Foster, 20. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, 21. 23-Justin Foster, 22. 77-Russ Mitten, 23. 3B-Mike Enders, 24. 18-Dave Conrad, Jr.
Did Not Qualify: Dave Lightner, John Edkin, Todd Leonard.

1. 81-Jasen Geesaman, 2, 47-Bob Scott, Jr., 3. 18-Chris Derr, 4. 7P-Jim Palm, 5. 11-Craig Morgan, 6. 54-Jimmy Combs, 7. M1-Mike Potts, 8. 9-Matt Adams, 9. 22-Steve Dove, 10. 21-Joey Hoffer, 11. 12-Scott Thunberger, 12. 64-Brandon Wanner, 13. 818-Cory Phillips, 14. 43-Eric Tripp, 15. 13-Travis Beck, 16. 00-Calvin Redding, 17. 2-Randy Zechman.

1.1-Alex Updegraff, 2. 76-Michael Smith, 3. 15-Jeff Gill, 4. 10-Kyle Emig, 5. 97-Donnie Broderick, 6. 3B-Cameron Benyou, 7. 45-Dan Snyder, 8. 77-Jeff Waltz, 9. 55-Patrick McClane, 10. 21H-Travis Horan.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Matt Campbell Gets First Career Grove Sprint Car Win, Hammaker Wins 358s

Mechanicsburg – Matt Campbell of Fawn Grove picked up his first career 410 Sprint car win Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, taking the lead from Tim Wagaman on the 10th tour of the 25-lap feature.
The 19-year-old from Fawn Grove, a co-National 410 Rookie-of-the-Year last year, has been fast at the Grove before, and finally put together a complete performance earning $3,600 for the win.

Wagaman started on the pole and led the opening two circuits of the 25-lap main event while racing fiercely with Jared Esh, who started second.

The pair see-sawed for the lead repeatedly before Esh crossed the line with three laps complete as the leader by just a few feet over Wagaman.

Wagaman then passed Esh back in the first and second turns but Esh battled back to the inside on the backchute and the pair raced wheel to wheel and wing to wing into the third turn with neither pilot giving an inch.

The end result found Esh backing his car up across the racetrack in the third corner before bringing out the red flag after massive contact with the outside rail.

Esh was transported by ambulance complaining of neck and back pain.

Anthony Macri, who was running third at the time, spun to avoid the crash. Under the red flag, Brian Montieth, who would have restarted fourth, was pushed to the pits.
Wagaman controlled the restart with sixth starter Campbell now in second and Wagaman was running the cushion as Campbell made the inside groove work to close in on the leader lap after lap, especially right through the middle of the second corner.

An inside move off the second corner got Campbell by Wagaman for the lead and Campbell completed lap 10 as the leader just before the caution flew for a stopped Steve Buckwalter on the front chute.

Campbell stretched out his lead over Wagaman and Rick Lafferty on the restart as the race raged behind them between Lucas Wolfe, James McFadden, Freddie Rahmer and Brock Zearfoss who were all battling for a top five finish.

Campbell drove around slower cars with ease during the last half of the race, cruising to his first career Grove 410 win after scoring three in the 358 sprint division.

His final margin of victory was 4.578.

Wagaman scored his best career Grove finish in second. Lafferty finished third and Wolfe took fourth back from McFadden on the final lap.

Point leader Freddie Rahmer started 14th and finished sixth. Danny Dietrich, Brock Zearfoss, 17th starter Greg Hodnett and 22nd starter Alan Krimes rounded out the top 10.

Campbell, Wagaman and Lafferty won heat races for the 26-car field.

Doug Hammaker of Grantville took the lead from Jordan Givler following a lap eight restart and drove away top win the 358-sprint feature.

The restart occurred after Brie Hershey flipped in the first corner.

Hammaker earned $1,500 for the fifth victory of his career in the division at the track.

Givler, Kevin Nouse, Chase Dietz and Rich Eichelberger completed the top five.

Kevin Nouse, Cody Keller and Brett Wanner won the 358 sprint heats for the 24-car field.

Sept. 15, 2017
Feature Finishes

Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Matt Campbell. 2. Tim Wagaman. 3. Rick Lafferty. 4. Lucas Wolfe. 5. James McFadden. 6. Freddie Rahmer. 7. Danny Dietrich. 8. Brock Zearfoss. 9. Greg Hodnett. 10. Alan Krimes. 11. Nicole Bower. 12. Chad Trout. 13. TJ Stutts. 14. Chris Arnold. 15. Dwayne Gutshall. 16. Troy Fraker. 17. Landon Myers. 18. Jay Reichard. 19. Steve Buckwalter. 20. Scott Fisher. 21. Brian Montieth. 22. Jared Esh. 23. Anthony Macri. 24. Cory Haas.

Did Not Qualify: Zach Eucolono, Kyle Moody.

358 Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Doug Hammaker. 2. Jordan Givler. 3. Kevin Nouse. 4. Chase Dietz. 5. Rich Eichelberger. 6. Matt Findley. 7. Troy Wagaman. 8. Jake Eldreth. 9. Nyle Berkes. 10. TJ DeHaven. 11. Dwight Leppo. 12. Chris Frank. 13. Brett Shearer. 14. Cody Fletcher. 15. Hank Donovan Jr. 16. Shai Morris. 17. Dan Richcreek. 18. Brett Wanner. 19. Jake Galloway. 20. Brie Hershey. 21. Chad Trout. 22. Cody Keller. 23. Steve Owings.

DNS: Eric Parker.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

GENE KNAUB DOMINATES AND PICKS UP HUGE PAYDAY AT SUSQUEHANNA Meleason, Dove, Bishop and Updegraff Score Weekend Wins

By Brad Vores for Susquehanna Speedway

Anytime Gene Knaub enters a 358 late model race, it’s a good bet that he will be in the hunt when the checkered flag falls.

Case in point for the 7th annual Creekside Auto Sales Topless 50 presented by Bernheisel Race Cars Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway where the Dover driver dominated the marquee event, leading all 50 laps to post the huge $5,000 payday.

Other winners during the big two night racing weekend included Austin Bishop in the Freedmont® Mortgage Lending PASS/IMCA Sprints and Alex Updegraff in the Superior Homes Extreme Stock feature on Friday night while Chris Meleason in the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman and Steve Dove’s Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock feature joined Knaub as Saturday night feature winners.

Starting on the outside of row one, Knaub quickly took command of the Topless 50 feature and would never be seriously challenged during the entire 50 lap test despite a late race caution with eight laps to go.

Knuab, who last visited Susquehanna in June and won both the Appalachian Mountain Super Late Model Speedweek feature and the 358 late model main that night took the checkered flag 3.421 seconds ahead of runner-up Brian Shuey, who started 12th. The win was Knaub’s third of the season at the York Haven oval.

Bobby Beard finished in the third spot ahead of 17th starter and Hard Charger Derike Quade with defending track champion and current point leader Randy Christine, Jr. fifth. Completing the top ten finishers were Randy Stoudt, Sean Merkel, Bryan Bernheisel, Chase Billet and Taylor Farlling.

Quade received a $200 gift certificate from Brown and Miller Racing Solutions and a Free Hoosier Racing Tire for his Hard Charger award.

Justin Weaver set fast time on Friday night over the 35-car field with a lap of 18.211 seconds. Weaver was presented with $200 cash from Millers Racing Parts and a $400 gift certificate from Brown and Miller Racing Solutions as well as a free Hoosier Racing Tire. Weaver was running inside the top five when he had to pit for a flat tire during the fuel stop.

Heat races on Friday night were won by Farlling, Weaver, Beard and Knaub. Daulton Bigler won the B-Main Saturday night.

All 358 late model teams in attendance were presented with $200 in free products and $1,500 in discounts and coupons as part of the Bernheisel Race Components Manufacturers Night.

Chris Meleason led flag to flag to capture his first win of the year in the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature.

Aboard the Mike Callahan owned car, the Carlisle driver held back challenges from sixth starting Tony Jackson before becoming the eighth different winner this season. Meleason took the checkered flag .664 seconds ahead of Jackson with Chase Gutshall, 13th starter Kenny Edkin and Garrett Williamson competing the top five. Rounding out the top ten were 14th starter Rich Eichelberger, Todd Leonard, 25th starter and Artwerks/Young Racing Hard Charger Jay Fannasy, 18th starter Scott Dellinger and Mike Enders.

Heats for the 28 cars were won by Frankie Herr, Gutshall and Meleason.

Steve Dove also led flag to flag to post his first win of the season in the Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock feature.

Dove, who became the 11th different street stock winner this season held back Scott Thunberg for the win with Jim Palm, 15th starter Matt Adams and 13th starter Craig Morgan completing the top five. Sixth through 10th were Mike Potts,  John Stoll, Jr., 20th starter and Artwerks Hard Charger Jim Jacobs, Richie Dobson,  Brandon Wanner.

The race was red flagged on lap 5 for a seven car crash on the front stretch.

Kory Sites, Ryan Smith and Joey Hoffer won heats for the 23 street stocks.

In Friday night action, Austin Bishop started second and led all 20 laps to post his first win in PASS/IMCA Sprint action. He became the seventh different winner at the track this season as he defeated ninth starter Zach Newlin, Kyle Smith, 13th starter Dave Grube and Dave Brown with Darren Miller, Joe Kay, John Fiore, Billy Ney and Colby Dice rounding out the top ten.

Heats for the 30 PASS/IMCA Sprints were wony by Nick Sweigart, Bishop and Joe Kay.

Current point leader Alex Updegraff ended a several week winless spell as he returned to victory lane for the tenth time this season in Extreme Stock action. Updegraff picked up the win over Kyle Emig, 13th starter Travis Horan, Bill Powell and 16th starter Patrick McClane.

Michael Smith and Bill Powell won heats for the 17 car field.

Susquehanna Speedway returns to action Saturday night September 16th with the  43rd annual Credit Connection Auto Sales Gary Wolford Sportsman 100 for the Super Sportsman. The Street Stocks and Extreme Stocks will also be on the racing card that begins at 7PM.

The BAPS Auto Paints and Supplies 410 Sprint Series returns to Susquehanna on Thursday night, September 21st joined by the Central PA Legends. It will be the sixth race of the seven race BAPS series. Race time will be 7PM.

There will be a Test N’ Tune at the speedway on Wednesday night, September 13 from 6-PM.


1) Gene Knaub, 2) 177 Brian Shuey, 3) 33 Bobby Beard, 4) 74Q Derike Quade, 5) 74 Randy Christine, Jr., 6) NINE Randy Stoudt, 7) 118 Sean Merkel, 8) 119B Bryan Bernheisel, 9) 22 Chase Billet, 10) 8 Taylor Farlling, 11) 5 Charles Potts, 12) 2 Dan Zechman, 13) 2J Justin Weaver, 14) 22B Mark Billet, 15) 97 JR Rodriquez, 16) 55 Sam Rial, 17) 32J Shaun Jones, 18) 62 Devin Frey, 19) 20L Joe Lusk, 20) 21m Matt Murphy, 21) 12 Dave Ogin, 22) 116 Travis Mease, 23) 20 Steve Billet, 24) 24 Daulton Bigler.
Did Not Qualify: 27 Robbie Emory, 121 Larry Neiderer, 5 Jake Moser, 4M Kyle Moser, 54 Terry Gingerich, 000 Matt Nailor, 57D Brad Shank, 57 Mike Smith, 1T Tim Murphy, 22H eric Hohol, 19 Drew Weisser

1) 318M Chris Meleason, 2) 17J Tony Jackson, 3) 1A Chase Gutshall, 4) 75 Kenny Edkin, 5) 32w Garrett Williamson, 6) 8 Rich Eichelberger, 7) 7L Todd Leonard, 8) 222 Jay Fannasy, 9) 30 Scott Dellinger, 10) 3B Mike Enders, 11) 77 Russ Mitten, 12) 7 Timmie Barrick, 13) 58 Paul Miller, 14) 23 Justin Foster, 15) 35 John Edkin, 16) 2 Austin Lorah, 17) 22 Daniel John, 18) 83 Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., 19) 77w Tom Wyckoff, 20) 20w Davey Walsh, 21) 2M Matt Ondek, 22) 14 Nate Young, 23) 32 Gregg Foster, 24) 54 Doug Dodson, 25) 70D Frankie Herr,
Did Not Qualify: 5D Luke Deatrick, 27 Justin Williams, 6 Eric Walker

1) 22 Steve Dove, 2) 12 Scott Thunberg, 3) 7P Jim Palm, 4) 9 Matt Adams, 5) 11 Craig Morgan, 6) M1 Mike Potts, 7) 41w John Stoll, Jr., 8) 4J Jim Jacobs, 9) 55x Richie Dobson, 10) 64 Brandon Wanner, 11) 21K Kory Sites, 12) 59 Ryan Smith, 13) 21 Joey Hoffer, 14) 10C Kevin Heckman, 15) 81F Gary Calimer, Jr., 16) 63 Doug Barber, 17) 65 Bill Wentz, 18) 2 Randy Zechman, 19) 94 Mike Buckley,
Disqualified: 91 Dalton Frye
Did Not Start: 26 Shawn Liddick, 37 Jimmy Combs, 47 Bob Scott Jr.

1) 1 Alex Updegraff, 2) 10 Kyle Emig, 3) 21H Travis Horan, 4) 7 Bill Powell, 5) 55 Patrick McClane, 6) F1 John Frye, 7) 97 Donnie Broderick, 8) 1A Scott Arnold, 9) 99K Kirby Sites, 10) 7F Jordan Fulton, 11) 98 Richard Daughtrey, 12) 95 Dan Snyder, 13) 23B Donnie Murphy, 14) 76 Michael Smith, 15) 7JR Johnny Palm, 16) 15 Jeff Gill.
Did Not Start: 77 Jeff Waltz

1) 11 Austin Bishop, 2) 11z Zach Newlin, 3) 17 Kyle Smith, 4) 3D Dave Grube, 5) 44x Dave Brown, 6) 9c Darren Miller, 7) 12 Joe Kay, 8) 91J John Fiore, 9) 83 Billy Ney, 10) 17A Colby Dice, 11) 77 Andrew Hake, 12) 8 Nick Sweigart, 13) 36 Jaremi Hanson, 14) 880 Drew Ritchey, 15) 50 Jay Krout, 16) 19 Tyler Cochran, 17) 1 Eddie Strada, 18) 5z Zach Burd, 19) 86 Teddy Thomas, 20) 8D Scott Ellerman, 21) 93 Steve Kothe, 22) 20 Stephanie Dodson.
Did Not Start: 5T Tyler Reeser, 137 Ian Cumens
Did Not Qualify: 2 Erin Statler, 11Teen Danny Leaper, 88 Fred Arnold, 13 Kurt Knepper, 5 John Walp, 0 Kyle Ganoe

Lance Dewease scores richest payday in Port Royal Speedway history

PORT ROYAL, PA (September 9, 2017) - Ending a perfect weekend for the Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, native, Lance Dewease scored the richest payday in the history of Port Royal Speedway on Saturday evening, dominating 44 of 50 circuits around the Juniata County Fairgrounds “Speed Palace” to claim the 50th running of the Tuscarora 50 worth $50,000.

Dewease, now with an unprecedented six Tuscarora 50 titles, started sixth on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event grid, taking command officially on lap seven over Kunkletown’s Ryan Smith and Central Pennsylvania hotshot, Danny Dietrich. Despite a competition yellow during the midpoint of the 50-lapper, Dewease remained flawless during his campaign at the top of the running order, crossing under the final checkers nearly four seconds ahead of Smith, Brock Zearfoss, a hard-charging Lucas Wolfe, and the “Madman” Kerry Madsen.

“I know how to run this place for 50 laps,” Lance Dewease said on the Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage. “We didn’t push it real hard at the beginning just because I didn’t want to overheat my left rear. I probably could have ran a little faster, but I didn’t want to yet. This is all about this team right now. We have a 16-race-old motor in here. It’s the ‘little engine that can.’ My team works their butts off every time we show up to race. It’s definitely hard work that gets us here.”

The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith and Western Pennsylvania's own Carl Bowser led the 27 starters to green for the 50th running of the Tuscarora 50. Smith earned the early advantage, racing back to the flagstand for the first time with Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease and Carl Bowser in tow. Utilizing the very topside of the speedway, Ryan Smith kept command for the first six circuits.

By lap three, Lance Dewease had worked his way underneath Dietrich for second. Four circuits later, Dewease was battling for the top spot, ultimately working underneath Ryan Smith with a textbook slide job at the entrance of turn one. Dietrich followed Dewease’s tracks and also worked by Smith, keeping pace with the familiar No. 69K until traffic spoiled Dietrich’s momentum on lap 10.

Working as an advantage for the race leader, traffic eventually intensified which allowed Dewease to escape from the rest of the field. By the time the race was stopped for a competition yellow on lap 25, Dewease’s command was built to nearly four seconds. During the closing laps before the yellow, Ryan Smith battled back to regain second over Dietrich on lap 17. Brock Zearfoss, who started ninth on the main event grid, also raced around Dietrich to claim third on lap 19.

When green flag conditions resumed on lap 26, Dewease was able to pick up right where he left off and return to the bottom of the speedway. By lap 29, Dewease regrew his lead to 2.5 seconds, still flanked by Ryan Smith and Brock Zearfoss. Even when the trio raced into traffic once again, Dewease maintained all momentum, ultimately crossing under the final checkers 3.948 seconds ahead of Smith and Zearfoss.

“We were fortunate enough to win our heat race which put us in a good starting position,” said Dewease, pilot of the familiar Don Kreitz-owned/Sharman Builders/No. 69K. “We had to free ourselves up a little bit during that break. When I got into lapped cars, I started to get really tight. This car loves the clean air. This win is really special to all of us.”

In total, Lance Dewease earned $56,350 during his weekend visit to the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace.” The pair of Arctic Cat All Star victories increases his career win total to 35 with “America's Series.”

Returning to Central Pennsylvania for one final time in 2017, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue the month of September with trips to Selinsgrove Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17, respectively. The 35th Annual Jim Nace Memorial/National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway will highlight the weekend venture to the Keystone State, awarding an $8,000 top prize; the final event of the 2017 season at the Penn Township half-mile.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the events at Selinsgrove Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway should visit each facility live on the Web at and

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway- Saturday, September 9, 2017:
Event: 50th Annual Tuscarora 50
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 66 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Lynton Jeffrey - 16.153 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Trey Starks - 16.243 second (3rd quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tony Stewart
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tim Kaeding
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ryan Smith
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Lance Dewease
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Danny Dietrich
Ford Performance Heat #6: Carl Bowser
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Freddie Rahmer
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Greg Hodnett
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Trey Starks (+4)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Dietrich (6th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Mark Smith (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)


Group (A)
1. 71-Joey Saldana, 16.199; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.279; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 16.324; 4. 17b-Josh Baughman, 16.326; 5. o7-Sammy Swindell, 16.337; 6. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey, 16.374; 7. 48-Tony Stewart, 16.424; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.483; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.508; 10. 99-Brady Bacon, 16.51; 11. 3-Tim Kaeding, 16.529; 12. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.575; 13. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.607; 14. 11-TJ Stutts, 16.632; 15. 21M-Brian Montieth, 16.661; 16. 87K-Alan Krimes, 16.702; 17. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 16.731; 18. 16-Matt Campbell, 16.745; 19. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.755; 20. 17C-Steve Buckwalter, 16.809; 21. 1ZF-Stewart Friesen, 16.827; 22. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 16.851; 23. OO-Dane Lorenc, 16.875; 24. 5B-Justin Barger, 16.923; 25. 8M-TJ Michael, 16.931; 26. 35-Tyler Esh, 17.025; 27. 33E-Jared Esh, 17.065; 28. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.066; 29. 28F-Dave Franek, 17.184; 30. 13-Brandon Matus, 17.199; 31. 39-Cory Haas, 17.259; 32. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 17.276; 33. 33W-Michael Walter, 17.337

Group (B)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.164; 2. 44-Trey Starks, 16.243; 3. 1z-Dale Blaney, 16.282; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.305; 5. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.352; 6. 71m-Dave Blaney, 16.428; 7. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.434; 8. 29-Danny Dietrich, 16.442; 9. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 16.471; 10. M1-Mark Smith, 16.504; 11. 17-Caleb Helms, 16.609; 12. 98-Carl Bowser, 16.634; 13. 7W-Logan Wagner, 16.668; 14. 5-Dylan Cisney, 16.674; 15. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 16.7; 16. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 16.737; 17. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.806; 18. 55-Mike Wagner, 16.869; 19. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 16.906; 20. 29S-Jason Shultz, 16.965; 21. 95-Hunter Mackison, 17.01; 22. 2-AJ Flick, 17.061; 23. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.104; 24. 51-John Garvin, 17.163; 25. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.329; 26. 98T-Joe Trenca, 17.521; 27. 44H-Joey Hershey, 17.558; 28. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.876; 29. 9C-Roger Campbell, 18.115; 30. 33-Brent Matus, 18.144; 31. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.626; 32. 17G-George Streaker Jr., 18.965

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 48-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 5. 17B-Josh Baughman [3]; 6. 87K-Alan Krimes [6]; 7. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 8. 12-Blane Heimbach [7]; 9. 39-Cory Haas [11]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 11. 55K-Robbie Kendall [10]

Heat #2 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 3-Tim Kaeding [1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 11-TJ Stutts [5]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [6]; 5. 17C-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 6. OO-Dane Lorenc [8]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 8. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [11]; 9. O7-Sammy Swindell [3]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 11. 28F-Dave Franek [10]

Heat #3 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 94-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey [3]; 5. 16-Matt Campbell [6]; 6. 21M-Brian Montieth [5]; 7. 5B-Justin Barger [8]; 8. 1ZF-Stewart Friesen [7]; 9. 33E-Jared Esh [9]; 10. 13-Brandon Matus [10]

Heat #4 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [2]; 2. M1-Mark Smith [1]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 6. 7W-Logan Wagner [5]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [6]; 8. 2-AJ Flick [8]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [9]; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker [11]

Heat #5 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 29-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 3. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney [5]; 6. 29S-Jason Shultz [7]; 7. 47K-Kody Lehman [8]; 8. 98T-Joe Trenca [9]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]; 10. 17G-George Streaker Jr. [11]; 11. 17-Caleb Helms [1]

Heat #6 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 71M-Dave Blaney [3]; 4. 55-Mike Wagner [6]; 5. 1Z-Dale Blaney [4]; 6. D4-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]; 9. 44H-Joey Hershey [9]; 10. 33-Brent Matus [10]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 12-Blane Heimbach [7]; 3. 5B-Justin Barger [5]; 4. o7-Sammy Swindell [15]; 5. 47K-Kody Lehman [4]; 6. 75-Nicole Bower [14]; 7. 2-AJ Flick [8]; 8. 17-Caleb Helms [21]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [19]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [16]; 11. 12w-Troy Fraker [22]; 12. 17G-George Streaker Jr. [20]; 13. 1ZF-Stewart Friesen [11]; 14. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 5. 17B-Josh Baughman [7]; 6. 17C-Steve Buckwalter [9]; 7. 55-Mike Wagner [6]; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes [13]; 9. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 10. 7W-Logan Wagner [12]; 11. 12-Blane Heimbach [19]; 12. 16-Matt Campbell [11]; 13. 29S-Jason Shultz [14]; 14. 21M-Brian Montieth [17]; 15. OO-Dane Lorenc [15]; 16. 33M-Max Stambaugh [8]; 17. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [18]

A-Main (50 Laps)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [6]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [22]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [14]; 6. 29-Danny Dietrich [4]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [11]; 8. 71-Joey Saldana [7]; 9. 20-Ryan Taylor [10]; 10. 27-Greg Hodnett [21]; 11. M1-Mark Smith [8]; 12. 44-Trey Starks [16]; 13. 48-Tony Stewart [5]; 14. 3-Tim Kaeding [3]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [17]; 16. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 17. 71M-Dave Blaney [18]; 18. 87-Aaron Reutzel [19]; 19. 1Z-Dale Blaney [20]; 20. 39M-Anthony Macri [23]; 21. 5-Dylan Cisney [26]; 22. 55-Mike Wagner [27]; 23. 99-Brady Bacon [13]; 24. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [24]; 25. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 26. 33M-Max Stambaugh [25]; 27. 11-TJ Stutts [15] Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith [1-6]; Lance Dewease [7-50]

Saturday, September 09, 2017



HANOVER, PA (9/8/2017) – Lincoln University’s Tyler Ross showed them how it’s done at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

Ross stepped away from the 410 sprint division to pilot the Dick Smith-owned, Tom Rumsey Incorporated #41B to the win in his first Trail-Way appearance of the year.

Hard charger Steve Owings, who started ninth, finished second and claimed his first “358” sprint car track title in the process.

“Steve was definitely better than me,” said Ross after scoring his first Trail-Way win, “Steve got by me square and fair but the caution saved me.  This is the same right rear tire that Jeff Halligan won with last week, and it’s pretty well worn out.”

Owings actually slid under Ross for the race lead in turns one and two of the final lap, but the caution came out for Andrew Frye, who came to a stop after striking the wall just in front of the leaders.  That gave the lead back to Ross for the restart, and he held off Owings by two car lengths at the end.

“I tried, but yellow flag kept coming out,” said Owings when interviewed about his track title, “We were counting cars for a while until they got down to 14.  We didn’t win the fight, but we won the war.  We’ve been racing here a long time…back to motorcycles and micro-sprints…and I’m honored to be track champ.  This is a great track, and it’s fun to race here.”

Third through fifth were Dwight Leppo, Mike Bittinger, and 12th-starting Isaac Sneeringer, who began the night with a shot at the track title.

Qualifiers for the 20 “358” sprinters were won by Bittinger, Owings, and Leppo.

Garrett Bard made a last-lap pass over Zane Rudisill in turns one and two following a restart to claim the win in the 20-lap 600cc micro-sprint feature.  Jim Young also got by Rudisill in the final turns to finish second, with Rudisill settling for third, Kameron Morral fourth, and 12th-starting Bradley Weber fifth.  Weber was the event’s hard charger and also earned the 2017 track title.

Heats for the 15 micros were won by Young and Hannah Riser, who was uninjured in a 19th-lap flip in the feature.

Chris Transeau picked up his third win of the year in the 20-lap Central PA Legends feature, holding off Australian Hayden Pascoe, with Travis Mc Clelland, Chandler Pagnotta, and 11th-starting Rick Hartwig rounding out the top five.

Heats for the 16 Legends were won by Trent Yoder and Scott Smith, who was unable to start the feature.

Brian Walls ended the night as the race winner, hard charger, and track champ in the street stock division.  Walls started eighth in the eight-car field and had the lead by the end of the third lap.  He led the rest of the way, with Travis Leh, Jeremy Stremmel, Gene Miller, and Kenny Startzman completing the top five.

Walls also won the lone qualifier for the eight street stocks on hand.

Next Saturday, September 16, Trail-Way is back in action with the final AMA Motorcycle Short Track event of the 2017 racing season. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. with racing scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m.

The following Saturday, September 23, Trail-Way hosts the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial/National Open featuring the 270 and 600 Micro Sprints. The Central PA Legends are also scheduled to compete. Pre entry forms are available on the Trail-Way Speedway website (

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.


FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 41B-Tyler Ross, [1]; 2. 35-Steve Owings, [11]; 3. 4-Dwight Leppo, [4]; 4. 12-Mike Bittinger, [5]; 5. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer, [12]; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [2]; 7. 39-Jason Cunningham Jr, [8]; 8. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [13]; 9. 44-Dylan Norris, [16]; 10. 51-Austen Treuchet, [10]; 11. 22T-Hank Donovan Jr, [7]; 12. 27-Jacob Galloway, [17]; 13. 64-Randy Whisler, [15]; 14. (DNF) 1-Andrew Frye, [19]; 15. (DNF) 3-Chris Priar, [9]; 16. (DNF) 19L-Adam Lyman, [14]; 17. (DNF) 10T-Brody Treaster, [18]; 18. (DNF) 45-Colt White, [6]; 19. (DNF) 99-Joe Trone Jr, [3]; (DNS) 10-Zach Euculano. No Time.

Lap Leaders: Tyler Ross (1-25).

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) –  1. 12-Mike Bittinger, [2]; 2. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [3]; 3. 45-Colt White, [1]; 4. 39-Jason Cunningham Jr, [5]; 5. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [4]; 6. 44-Dylan Norris, [6]; 7. 1-Andrew Frye, [7]. No Time.

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 35-Steve Owings, [5]; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [6]; 3. 22T-Hank Donovan Jr, [1]; 4. 3-Chris Priar, [2]; 5. 19L-Adam Lyman, [3]; 6. 27-Jacob Galloway, [7]; 7. (DNF) 10-Zach Euculano, [4]. No Time.

358 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 4-Dwight Leppo, [2]; 2. 41B-Tyler Ross, [3]; 3. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer, [5]; 4. 51-Austen Treuchet, [1]; 5. 64-Randy Whisler, [4]; 6. 10T-Brody Treaster, [6]. Time – 2:26.97.


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 95-Garrett Bard, [5]; 2. 8-Jim Young, [7]; 3. 4R-Zane Rudisill, [2]; 4. 880-Kameron Morral, [9]; 5. 17-Bradley Weber, [12]; 6. 56-Jake Frye, [1]; 7. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr, [13]; 8. 71-Tyler Leese, [3]; 9. (DNF) 6-Darren Kauffman, [4]; 10. (DNF) 14K-Hannah Riser, [6]; 11. (DNF) 42K-Travis Keiser, [11]; 12. (DNF) 71X-Brian Kramer, [8]; 13. 41L-Andrew Leiphart, [14]; 14. (DNF) 17E-Dylan Norris, [10]; (DNS) 96-Jesse Snyder. No Time.

Lap Leaders: Zane Rudisill (1-19), Garrett Bard (20).

600 Micro Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 8-Jim Young, [1]; 2. 95-Garrett Bard, [4]; 3. 71-Tyler Leese, [2]; 4. 4R-Zane Rudisill, [5]; 5. 42K-Travis Keiser, [7]; 6. 880-Kameron Morral, [6]; 7. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr, [3]; 8. 41L-Andrew Leiphart, [8]. Time – 2:03.84.

600 Micro Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 14K-Hannah Riser, [2]; 2. 6-Darren Kauffman, [6]; 3. 17-Bradley Weber, [7]; 4. 56-Jake Frye, [3]; 5. 71X-Brian Kramer, [1]; 6. 17E-Dylan Norris, [5]; (DNS) 96-Jesse Snyder. Time – 2:08.81.


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls, [8]; 2. 25-Travis Leh, [3]; 3. 51-Jeremy Stremmel, [4]; 4. 11M-Gene Miller, [1]; 5. 49-Kenny Startzman, [5]; 6. 8-John Wright, [6]; 7. (DNF) 94-Dalton Myers, [2]; 8. (DNF) 60-Aaron Beard, [7]. No Time.

Lap Leaders: Dalton Myers (1-2), Brian Walls (3-20).

Street Stocks Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls, [2]; 2. 11M-Gene Miller, [8]; 3. 94-Dalton Myers, [4]; 4. 25-Travis Leh, [7]; 5. 51-Jeremy Stremmel, [5]; 6. 49-Kenny Startzman, [6]; 7. 8-John Wright, [3]; 8. (DNF) 60-Aaron Beard, [1]. No Time.


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 18-Chris Transeau, [3]; 2. 3AU-Hayden Pascoe, [4]; 3. 51-Travis Mc Clelland, [5]; 4. 75-Chandler Pagnotta, [8]; 5. 93-Rick Hartwig, [11]; 6. 95-Alex Schmidel, [6]; 7. 519-Tim O Sheehan, [10]; 8. 18J-Jorjie Anna Sweger, [15]; 9. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer, [14]; 10. 8-Robert Shaw, [13]; 11. (DNF) 3M-Chris Mc Kinney, [16]; 12. (DNF) 58Z-Zachary Settle, [12]; 13. (DNF) 66-Trent Yoder, [1]; 14. (DNF) 8CR-Mason Chaney, [7]; (DNS) 2-Scott Smith, ; (DNS) 53-Bill Diehl. No Time.

Lap Leaders: Chris Transeau (1-10, 12-20), Trent Yoder (11).

Legend Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 18-Chris Transeau; 3. 66-Trent Yoder; 4. 93-Rick Hartwig; 5. 51-Travis Mc Clelland; 6. 18J-Jorjie Anna Sweger; 7. 8-Robert Shaw; 8. 53-Bill Diehl. Time – 2:41.09.

Legend Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) –  1. 2-Scott Smith, [5]; 2. 3AU-Hayden Pascoe, [7]; 3. 95-Alex Schmidel, [6]; 4. 75-Chandler Pagnotta, [3]; 5. 519-Tim O Sheehan, [4]; 6. 58Z-Zachary Settle, [8]; 7. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer, [2]; 8. 3M-Chris Mc Kinney, [1]. Time – 2:44.59.