Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Another Big Late Model Show At Port Royal Saturday With Tri-Track Challenge 410 sprints and xtreme stocks fill out June 2 card


PORT ROYAL, Pa. –Port Royal Speedway will present the KRS Graphics Tri-Track Late Model Challenge coming up this Saturday, June 2 at 7 pm.

Also on the racing card will be the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints and the Juniata Junction xtreme stocks.

Adult general admission for the big late model and sprint car show is $20 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for just $10.

All gates open at 4 pm.

The KRS Graphics Tri-Track Late Model Challenge event will be the second in the three-race mini-series staged between Port Royal, Bedford and Williams Grove Speedways with Bedford kicking off the series on June 1 and Williams Grove capping it off on June 8.

The River Valley Builders super late models will compete in time trials, heats and a 30-lap feature paying $3,000 to win and $325 just to start.

Each race also offers a $200 fast time award and a $200 hard charger award. There are NO driver entry fees for the event.

The Tri-Track Challenge race at Port Royal will be just the latest in a string of big events being held this season at the oval for the super stock cars.

Already this season they have competed at the track in the Moon Shine Camo Rt. 35 Series, with the Lucas Oil Late Model Series, with the ULMS Late Models and most recently, on May 26 and 27 with the NUSLMS.

Dylan Yoder is the current leader in the Port Royal River Valley Builders super late model point standings.

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SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Fifth Annual Kramer Cup at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, to honor the memory of sprint car racing legend Kramer Williamson of Palmyra. The 30-lap 360 sprint car race will pay $2,573 to win and $300 to start.

Joining the 360 sprint cars on Reinhart Food Services Night will be the limited late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners. The limited late models will also run the May 5 makeup feature.

Newville Construction and the Newville Family of Businesses posted $300, $200, and $100 bonuses to the top three finishing 358 sprint cars in the 360 sprint car main event.

Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates at 5 p.m.

Kramer Williamson succumbed to injuries he sustained in a sprint car racing accident at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown in August of 2013.

For most of his racing career, Williamson drove the famous “Pink Panther” No. 73 sprint car and won hundreds of races across the country as well as in Australia and Canada. He clinched sprint car track championships at Selinsgrove Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, where he also was a former winner of the prestigious Williams Grove National Open.

In 2008, Williamson was recognized for his incredible accomplishments in auto racing when he was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.

At Selinsgrove Speedway, Williamson’s lone championship was in 1978. His first win in a super sprint car at the track was on Sept. 3, 1973, and his last was on Aug. 10, 1981. He is tied with Barry Camp of Beavertown for the ninth spot on the track’s all-time win list for super sprint cars with 25 career victories.

During the latter part of his career, Williamson had been touring on the URC circuit. He scored a single URC win at Selinsgrove on July 8, 1995, which was the last time he won a race at his former home track. In all, Williamson recorded 67 career wins and three championships with URC.

The qualifying format for the Kramer Cup will include heat races (draw for starting positions) and a B-main. The winner of the 30-lap feature will receive a custom pink trophy cup to commemorate the victory.

Mark Smith of Sunbury won the inaugural Kramer Cup in 2014 and took victories again in 2016 and 2017. Robbie Stillwaggon of Burlington, N.J., scored the prestigious win in 2015.

Members of the Williamson family are expected to be in attendance with one of the Pink Panther No. 73 sprint cars on display at the track. Race fans and teams are invited to wear pink apparel to honor the memory of Williamson.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park will run a complete program of go kart racing at 7 p.m. Friday, June 1. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

For the latest news, results, and race status, visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can also be reached at 570.374.2266.

2018 Kramer Cup 360 Sprint Car Purse: 1) $2,573 2) $1,200 3) $1,000 4) $700 5) $600 6) $500 7) $475 8) $450 9) $425 10) $400 11) $375 12) $350 13) $325 14) $315 16-24) $300
Tow: $75
Admission Saturday, June 2, 2018: Adults: $15; Students (12-17) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30
Also Racing: Limited Late Models, Pro Stocks & Roadrunners

Williams Grove Offers Yellow Breeches 500 Event For 410s Friday 358 sprints also race PLUS make up main from May 11


Mechanicsburg – The Yellow Breeches 500 series for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars returns to Williams Grove Speedway this Friday night, June 1 at 8 pm.

As a Yellow Breeches race, the 410 sprints will race for $500 to start in the 25-lap main event.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints are also on the Friday program.

Adult general admission is $15 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Along with a full program of 410 and 358 sprint action on Friday, fans will get some extra limited sprint action as the balance of the feature held over from May 11 will be completed.

The 358 sprints had four laps completed of their 20 lap main on May 11 when rains hit, postponing the balance of the feature race until this Friday.

Following this week’s action, Williams Grove will host its leg of the 2018 KRS Graphics Tri-Track Challenge for super late models on June 8.

The show will be the first appearance of the year by the super late models at the track and it should be a good one with the super stock cars vying for $3,000 to win in the 30-lap main.

The 410 sprints are of course also on the June 8 racing program.

Late model time trials on June 8 begin at 7:30 pm.

The wingless USAC 410 sprints will join the regular 410 sprints at Williams Grove on June 15.

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Brad Sweet Wins Memorial Day Thriller at Lawrenceburg

LAWRENCEBURG, IN – May 28, 2018 – Brad Sweet came from eighth and passed Donny Schatz on Lap 26 to take the lead in a thriller at Lawrenceburg Speedway and never looked back for his second win of the 2018 season. Schatz, who led 15 laps, settled for second with David Gravel completing the podium in the Memorial Day Spectacular presented by KOI Auto Parts.

Paul McMahan won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole of the 35 lap Feature alongside Jason Johnson as both veterans looked for their first Outlaw wins of the year. McMahan led the opening circuit and continued to lead through a pair of cautions in the first handful of laps.

The tricky Lawrenceburg cushion got the better of Sheldon Haudenschild after the young Wooster, OH native pulled a massive slider for fourth on Lap 3.

When action resume, McMahan led as Schatz and Kyle Larson stalked closely behind. Brad Sweet established himself as a threat early moving by his good friend and fellow California native Larson for third on Lap 5.

As lapped traffic intensified, Paul McMahan bobbled out of turn two on the ninth circuit and Schatz and Sweet both pounced, shuffling the Nashville, TN driver back to third. Larson and McMahan waged war for the third position as Sweet began chasing down Schatz.

As is typical at The Burg, slide jobs were plentiful as The Greatest Show on Dirt lived up to its name in the fullest on Memorial Day. Schatz was masterful in traffic as always, but Sweet was just as good as the duo sliced and diced their way through slower traffic. Simultaneously, McMahan and Larson exchanged multiple slide jobs for the third position, with Larson finally wrestling the position away on Lap 21.

After clearing a handful of lapped cars, the top three were nose-to-tail with 10 laps remaining. Sweet gained on Schatz on an open track and made multiple bids for the lead, before completing the pass on the nine-time Series Champion in turn two to lead Lap 26.

A lap later Larson battled hard with Schatz for the runner-up position and had it as they crossed the line. Larson and Schatz continued to battle, but the Lawrenceburg cushion got the better of the California phenom as Larson spun in turn four, leaving fourth-place running McMahan nowhere to go as the caution waved with seven circuits remaining.

On the restart, Sweet showed the speed that got him to the lead from eighth and powered away from the field as David Gravel went side-by-side with Schatz for second and grabbed the position before the final caution flew with three laps remaining for Ian Madsen, who succumbed to a flat tire ending his top-ten run.

Gravel took a look underneath Sweet on the restart, opening the door for Schatz to steal second back from the CJB Motorsports No.5. Schatz had nothing left in the tank to come back after Sweet, as ‘The Big Cat’ crossed the line 1.460 seconds ahead of the Series Points Leader.

“I had a really good race car. It’s better to be in second sometimes, it allows you to move around,” Sweet said in Victory Lane about his pass for the lead. “We were terrible in the Dash going from sixth to eighth, but I was able to try some different lines, allowing us to make some changes for the Feature. We kept getting better and better as the race went on. It’s great to get this NAPA Auto Parts team in Victory Lane where they belong, hopefully we can keep this momentum up in the upcoming summer months,” Sweet said with positivity.

Schatz settled for second and endlessly thanked his Textron Off Road team for their continued work and was thankful to finally have the whole crew back, a rare occasion this season.

“I tried to go for the lead on the restart and lost a spot. We’ll take third, I can’t thank my guys and car owners enough for this opportunity,” Gravel, who set fast time during Qualifying, said. “Hopefully we can continue to qualify well and build off of this going forward.

Shane Stewart finished fourth, ending his winning streak at Lawrenceburg with Parker Price-Miller coming from 16th to complete the top five. Aaron Reutzel earned KSE Hard Charger honors advancing 15 positions, from 22nd to finish seventh.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season Wednesday, May 30 with the Series’ inaugural visit to Fairbury American Legion Speedway (FALS) in Illinois. Tickets for the can’t miss event at FALS can be purchased here. The Series then treks to I-96 Speedway in Michigan on Friday before heading to Wilmot in Wisconsin to conclude the weekend. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on!

Abbreviated Results from Lawrenceburg Speedway:

Feature (35 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$5,500]; 3. 5-David Gravel [5][$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [7][$2,800]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [16][$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [2][$2,300]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [22][$2,200]; 8. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [14][$2,100]; 9. 5B-Christopher Bell [10][$2,050]; 10. 26-Joey Saldana [21][$2,000]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [17][$1,500]; 12. 99-Brady Bacon [18][$1,200]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$1,050]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [20][$1,000]; 16. 18-Ian Madsen [12][$900]; 17. 57-Kyle Larson [4][$800]; 18. 13X-Paul McMahan [1][$800]; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][$800]; 20. A79-Brandon Wimmer [24][$800]; 21. 49X-Tim Shaffer [23][$800]; 22. 11-Dominic Scelzi [15][$800]; 23. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg [13][$800]; 24. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$800]; 25. 13-Clyde Knipp [25][$800]; Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan 1-9, Donny Schatz 10-25, Brad Sweet 26-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 87-Aaron Reutzel[+15]

Qualifying: 1. 5-David Gravel, 11.835; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.847; 3. 13X-Paul McMahan, 11.89; 4. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.947; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.961; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.972; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.974; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 12; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.032; 10. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.034; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.037; 12. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.054; 13. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.063; 14. 5B-Christopher Bell, 12.081; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.11; 16. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.114; 17. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.133; 18. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.146; 19. 11-Dominic Scelzi, 12.174; 20. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.183; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.185; 22. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.207; 23. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.208; 24. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.23; 25. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.235; 26. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 12.249; 27. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.286; 28. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.294; 29. 19-Brent Marks, 12.318; 30. 30-CJ Leary, 12.459; 31. 2S-Nathan Skaggs, 12.463; 32. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.522; 33. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.802; 34. 21X-Carson Short, NT

Heat #1 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [8]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [9]

Heat #2 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 5B-Christopher Bell [4]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [3]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [6]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 7. 21X-Carson Short [9]; 8. 30-CJ Leary [8]; 9. 5X-Justin Peck [5]

Heat #3 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 13X-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 4. 11-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak [7]; 8. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [8]

Heat #4 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 6. 26-Joey Saldana [5]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8]

Sears Craftsman Dash (8 Laps): 1. 13X-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [8]; 5. 5-David Gravel [3]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [7]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 26-Joey Saldana [3][-]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4][-]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1][-]; 4. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6][-]; 5. 5X-Justin Peck [2][$300]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5][$250]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [8][$225]; 8. 21X-Carson Short [14][$200]; 9. 30-CJ Leary [10][$200]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [12][$200]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [9][$200]; 12. 13-Clyde Knipp [13][$200]; 13. 19P-Paige Polyak [7][$200]; 14. 2S-Nathan Skaggs [11][$200]

Monday, May 28, 2018

Lucas Wolfe Makes It Back-To-Back Port Royal Weikert Memorial Wins Rick Eckert Sweeps Super Late Model Port Royal Weekend


PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Lucas Wolfe made it back to back triumphs in the Port Royal Speedway Bob Weikert Memorial for 410 sprint cars on Sunday night, scoring his second win in a row in the prestigious race, earning $10,000 for the big win.

In the Northeast Ultimate Super Late Model Series feature, York’s Rick Eckert completed a clean sweep of weekend late model action at the track, scoring a convincing win in the 35-lap main that paid $5,000 to win.

Polesitter Dylan Cisney jumped into the lead over second starter Logan Wagner at the start of the 30-lap Bob Weikert Memorial for the sprint cars and was holding sway on the lightning-fast track when the first caution flag of the race unfurled with four laps completed for the stopped racer of Anthony Macri.

The restart saw Cisney maintain control as he hooked the cushion in every turn to maintain his advantage.

With 10 laps in, Cisney was holding a .836 second lead over Wagner and Wolfe with Lance Dewease running fourth.

Cisney then hit traffic and that really bunched the front of the field up as Wagner narrowed the gap by lap 13 all the while having Wolfe, Dewease and David Gravel within one turn as all five cars battled for control at the same time.

Wagner was able to slip by Cisney in the second turn on the 14th tour but then Cisney attempted a comeback that also lost him second as Wagner crossed the stripe with a .194 second lead over Wolfe.

Cisney then regrouped and reclaimed second from Wolfe during the dizzying, high-speed dance at the front that was being spun off between all five front runners.

The breathtaking and dizzying pace between all five was slowed with 17 away when Cory Haas stopped on the backstretch.

The restart saw Wolfe dispose of Cisney for good and set his sights on Wagner who appeared to be ready to run to his first win aboard his new ride in the Zemco No. 1

But with eight laps to go, his dreams of victory went over a cliff when his left rear tire disintegrated, handing the lead to Wolfe with Cisney second followed by Dewease, Gravel and Brock Zearfoss.

Dewease pounced on the low side on the restart and set Cisney back a spot before trying just to keep the leader in sight.

And then Cisney burst a left rear with four laps to go, again bunching the field.

Dewease was never able to challenge over the final four circuits as Wolfe drove away on the restart.

Wolfe took his eighth career Port Royal win by 1.264 seconds over Dewease, Gravel, Zearfoss and Ryan Smith.

Sixth through 10th went to Danny Dietrich, Greg Hodnett, Trey Starks, Brent Marks and Freddie Rahmer.

Heats went to Mike Wagner, Cisney, Steve Buckwalter and Dietrich with Jared Esh taking the consolation.

Fast time was set by Greg Hodnett with a lap of 15.234 seconds, an average speed of 126.829 mph.

Rick Eckert would lead all 35 laps of the super late model main, chased by Jeff Rine throughout.

The race was riddled with caution flags including on laps one, three, nine, 14 and 16.

Eckert started second in the race with Rine starting third and Rine got around Gene Knaub for second on the lap one restart.

For the first half of the race, Rine seemed to have a chance at the win as Eckert allowed him to close in around the corners but during the second half of the race, especially through traffic starting on lap 25, Eckert poured on the power and speed to take his sixth career Port Royal win by seven seconds flat.

Ross Robinson and 20th starter Kyle Lee raced hard for third during the final 10 laps with Robinson holding on to the spot at the finish.

Lee’s massive run from the back netted him fourth with Donny Schatz finishing fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Matt Cosner, Dan Stone, Dylan Yoder, Gary Stuhler and Ryan Montgomery.

Heats went to Eckert, Rine and Robinson with Dan Stone winning the consolation race.

Fast time was set by Eckert with a lap of 17.677 seconds.

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Feature Finishes

410 sprints, 30 laps: 1. Lucas Wolfe, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. David Gravel, 4. Brock Zearfoss, 5. Ryan Smith, 6. Danny Dietrich, 7. Greg Hodnett, 8. Trey Starks, 9. Brent Marks, 10. Freddie Rahmer, 11. AJ Flick, 12. Gerard McIntyre, 13. Steve Buckwalter, 14. Jared Esh, 15. TJ Stutts, 16. Justin Whittal, 17. Dylan Cisney, 18. Logan Wagner, 19. Cory Haas, 20. Mike Wagner, 21. Blane Heimbach, 22. Joey Hershey, 23. Anthony Macri, 24. Robbie Kendall

DNQ: Kody Lehman, Dustin Baney, Brett Michalski, Nicole Bower, Tyler Reeser, Alan Krimes

Super late models, 35 laps: 1. Rick Eckert, 2. Jeff Rine, 3. Ross Robinson, 4. Kyle Lee, 5. Donny Schatz, 6. Matt Cosner, 7. Dan Stone, 8. Dylan Yoder, 9. Gary Stuhler, 10. Ryan Montgomery, 11. Jerry Bard, 12. Tim Wilson, 13. Dave Brouse Jr., 14. Kirk Baker, 15. Tim Smith Jr., 16. Scott Flickinger, 17. Mike Lupfer, 18. Jared Miley, 19. Andy Haus, 20. Gene Knaub, 21. Justin Kann, 22. Jason Covert, 23. Reese Masiello, 24. Chris Casner
DNQ: Chad Myers, Jason Schmidt, Coleby Frye, Jim Yoder, Nick Dickson

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Christopher Bell wins inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (May 27, 2018) - Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell put fans on their feet on Sunday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park, utilizing the top and bottom grooves around the high-banked, 1/3-mile oval to master traffic, ultimately battling passed the “Brownsburg Bullet” Joey Saldana to earn the inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic triumph against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1. The $5,000 victory raised Bell’s career win total to four against Tony Stewart’s All Stars, his first-ever at Waynesfield Raceway Park.

Paul McMahan chased Bell to the final checkers, followed by early race leader, Joey Saldana, six-time and defending Series champion, Chad Kemenah, and ninth-starting, Gio Scelzi.

“I hope you guys enjoyed that one because that was a ton of fun to drive,” Christopher Bell said, driver of the Linder’s Speed Equipment/Dough-Si-Dough Shoppe/Fisher Performance/No. 11N. “I’ll tell you what, I think we need to have more sprint car races here at Waynesfield.”

Capitalizing on his outside-front row starting position, Bell commenced his hunt for the top spot early by maintaining the runner-up position at the drop of the green flag. Despite Saldana earning the early advantage from the pole position, Bell never left his tail tank, keeping himself within striking distance for the first five circuits. Bell made his first bid for the top spot on lap six, working his way under the Rudeen Racing entry at the exit of turn four. With Bell immediately stuck behind a cluster of lapped cars at the entrance of turn one, Saldana was able to return the favor and work back around Bell to regain control.

The feature’s only caution halted action on lap 17, thus allowing Bell to restart on the back bumper of Saldana. The fresh start proved to be beneficial for the Chili Bowl Nationals champion, soon working back underneath Saldana on the 21st circuit. Paul McMahan, who battled in the third position the entire distance up until that point, followed Bell around Saldana to take the second spot officially on lap 22.

Heavy traffic came into play shortly thereafter giving McMahan a few opportunities to work underneath Bell. Soon enough, Bell, who was making use of the top and middle grooves primarily, switched lanes and began working the very bottom of the corners, especially in turns three and four. The lane swap was enough to keep all momentum, even dodging a near-mishap with a lapped car to drive on to score the All Star victory over McMahan and Saldana.

“I really don’t know what happened there,” Bell said about the near-tangle with a lapped car. “We got bottled up pretty good. I don’t have a bunch of laps at this place, but I’ve watched a bunch here. There always seems to be a lot of lapped traffic, and this place is really fast. Even when it slicks off like tonight, you’re still scooting around here pretty good. Joey (Saldana) was really good there at the beginning. I knew I was good, too. I just kept tugging on that wing. The lapped cars started running really good on the bottom. They were pulling away from me coming off of four. I figured if they can do it, I can do it. It all worked out.”

“Bob Hampshire is a special guy,” Bell continued. “It’s a real honor to be able to win his race.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will move on down the highway and continue their 2018 campaign with a pair of rescheduled starts in Pennsylvania, kicking-off the month of June with visits to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver and Bedford Speedway in Bedford on Friday and Sunday, June 1 & 3, respectively. The All Stars will visit Lernerville and Bedford only once in 2018, each awarding a $5,000 top prize.

Those seeking additional news and notes should visit each facility live on the Web at and

Contingency Awards/Results: Waynesfield Raceway Park - Sunday, May 27, 2018:
Inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 37 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Paul McMahan - 10.672 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Paul McMahan - 10.538 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Joey Saldana
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brady Bacon
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Cap Henry
JE Pistons Dash #1: Joey Saldana
Wix Filters Dash #2: Christopher Bell
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Mitch Harble
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Christopher Bell
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Aaron Reutzel (+11)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)


Group (A)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 10.538; 2. 19-Mitch Harble, 10.826; 3. 26-Joey Saldana, 10.844; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 10.882; 5. 21-Spencer Bayston, 10.990; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.004; 7. 5J-Jake Hesson, 11.472; 8. 51-John Garvin, 11.530; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 11.665; 10. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 12.083

Group (B)
1. 99-Brady Bacon, 10.874; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.073; 3. 70-Dave Blaney, 11.090; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 11.183; 5. 57-Dean Jacobs, 11.213; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 11.271; 7. 98-Carl Bowser, 11.595; 8. 22M-Ray Miller, 12.240; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 99.000

Group (C)
1. 23-DJ Foos, 10.964; 2. 83X-Cory Eliason, 11.072; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.124; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 11.236; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 11.664; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 11.925; 7. 83-Adam Cruea, 12.355; 8. 11n-Christopher Bell, 99.270; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 99.280

Group (D)
1. 71X-Gio Scelzi, 10.986; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 10.995; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 11.099; 4. 4L-Cap Henry, 11.263; 5. 17-Caleb Helms, 11.322; 6. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.366; 7. 11-Dominic Scelzi, 11.618; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 11.710; 9. 19P-Paige Polyak, 11.802

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 21-Spencer Bayston [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [8]; 7. 20I-Kesley Ivy [10]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [9]; 9. 19-Mitch Harble [3]; 10. 5J-Jake Hesson [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 99-Brady Bacon [4]; 2. 22B-Ryan Broughton [1]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [7]; 7. 57-Dean Jacobs [5]; 8. 22M-Ray Miller [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 11N-Christopher Bell [8]; 3. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 4. 9M-Jordan Ryan [5]; 5. 83-Adam Cruea [7]; 6. 23-DJ Foos [4]; 7. 83X-Cory Eliason [3]; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [6]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 4L-Cap Henry [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 4. 71X-Gio Scelzi [4]; 5. 11-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 7. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 26-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon [4]; 5. 71X-Gio Scelzi [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 11N-Christopher Bell [5]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 4L-Cap Henry [4]; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton [1]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 19-Mitch Harble [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 3. 83X-Cory Eliason [6]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 5. 51-John Garvin [4]; 6. 57-Dean Jacobs [7]; 7. 20I-Kesley Ivy [9]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [11]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [13]; 10. 23-DJ Foos [2]; 11. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 12. 5J-Jake Hesson [14]; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 11N-Christopher Bell [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 71X-Gio Scelzi [9]; 6. 99-Brady Bacon [7]; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild [11]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [12]; 9. 70-Dave Blaney [15]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [10]; 11. 91-Cale Thomas [14]; 12. 7K-Cale Conley [13]; 13. 22C-Cole Duncan [21]; 14. 87-Aaron Reutzel [25]; 15. 21-Spencer Bayston [17]; 16. 4L-Cap Henry [6]; 17. 9M-Jordan Ryan [16]; 18. 22B-Ryan Broughton [8]; 19. 83X-Cory Eliason [22]; 20. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 21. 98-Carl Bowser [23]; 22. 35-Tyler Esh [26]; 23. 11-Dominic Scelzi [19]; 24. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 25. 83-Adam Cruea [18]; 26. 19-Mitch Harble [20] Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana (1-5) Christopher Bell (6) Joey Saldana (7-20) Christopher Bell (21-35)

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (as of 5/27/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1036
2. Jac Haudenschild - 1020
3. Carson Macedo - 988
4. Chad Kemenah - 988
5. Dave Blaney - 974
6. Parker Price-Miller - 970
7. Cale Conley - 876
8. Carl Bowser - 874
9. Tim Shaffer - 868
10. Brandon Spithaler - 860


SELINSGROVE, Pa. --  Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., inherited the lead on lap nine in the 30-lap Jack Gunn Memorial for 360 sprint cars Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway when race leader Mark Smith of Sunbury made contact with a disabled lapped car in turn four.

Franek then held off Chad Layton of Harrisburg and Jason Shultz of Carlisle late in the race to score his second straight Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Gunn Memorial worth $2,500. The victory was Franek’s second of the season and 16th career at Selinsgrove.

Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon and Gene Knaub of York raced side-by-side during the final five laps of the 25-lap super late model race with Bernheisel edging out Knaub by just .69 of a second for his second win of the season at the track.

Tommy Slanker of York got back to Victory Lane in the 15-lap pro stock feature after battling some early season mechanical woes. Ryan Zook has become the driver to beat this season in the roadrunner division when the Mifflintown young gun won his third race of the year.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Kramer Cup for 360 sprint cars at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, on Reinhart Food Service Night. The 30-lap tribute race honoring the memory of former track champion Kramer Williamson will pay $2,573 to win and $300 to start.

The limited late models will compete in two 20-lap features, one of them being a makeup race from May 5. The pro stocks and roadrunners will round out the four division racing card. Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates at 5 p.m.

Mark Smith pulled into the lead from his front row starting spot in the sprint car main event. Second-place starter Chad Layton challenged Smith for the lead for the first two laps until Smith settled into the front spot. Fourth-place starter Davie Franek then caught Layton in a battle for second.

On the eighth circuit, misfortune struck Smith when he made contact with a disabled car in turn four. Franek inherited the lead at this point only to have the race stopped on the subsequent restart when Michael Walter crashed hard in the same spot as Smith. Walter escaped injury from the wild flip.

When the race resumed, Franek and Layton see-sawed for the lead as sixth-place starter Jason Shultz entered the picture. At the halfway point, Franek started to navigate his way through lapped traffic.

In the final laps, an intense battle for the lead and win unfolded as Franek was being reeled in by Layton. The caution flag unfurled on lap 25 for Colby Womer’s stopped racer in turn two.

On the restart, Shultz and ninth-place starter Derek Locke drove by Layton for second and third, respectively. At the finish, Franek took the checkered flag by .95 of a second over Shultz, Locke, Eric Tomacek, and Layton.

Polesitter Bryan Bernheisel drove into the lead at the start of the super late model feature. Second-place starter Brett Schadel and fourth-place starter Gene Knaub dueled for the runner-up position on the first lap with Knaub taking the spot. On the second circuit, sixth-place starter Jim Bernheisel got by Schadel for the third position.

By the 10th circuit, B. Bernheisel encountered slower traffic as Knaub remained in striking distance. At the halfway point, B. Bernheisel and Knaub were locked in a wheel-to-wheel battle for the lead. On lap 20, Knaub slipped by B. Bernheisel and held the lead for four laps with Bernheisel racing in his shadow. B. Bernheisel made the winning pass back  by Knaub with an inside move in turns one and two on the white flag lap.

At the checkered flag, B. Bernheisel was victorious by .69 of a second over Knaub, eighth-place starter Jim Yoder, 17th-place starter Kenny Trevitz, and third-place starter Randy Christine.

Front row starter Tommy Slanker pulled into the lead at the start of the pro stock feature and was chased by fourth-place starter Shaun Lawton for 13 laps. Brad Mitch, who started 13th, advanced to third on lap 10 and got by Lawton for second with two laps to race.

Mitch made a last-ditch effort to catch Slanker for the lead and win but came up just .55 of a second short at the finish. Lawton settled for third followed by Kyle Bachman and Brandon Moser in the top five.

Following a restart after a three-car tangle in turn four, fifth-place starter Ryan Zook stormed into the lead in the roadrunner feature. Third-place starter Smith Cope kept Zook in his sights for all 12 laps with fourth-place starter Keith Bissinger in contention in the third spot.

Zook held off Cope by the slimmest of margins at the checkered flag for the win. Bissinger, Will Brunson, and Bob Bussey, who was involved in the first lap incident, rounded out the top five.

360 Sprint Cars – 22 Entries
30-Lap Jack Gunn Memorial:  1) 28F Davie Franek 2) 29 Jason Shultz 3) 77 Derek Locke  4) 1W Eric Tomecek  5) 35 Chad Layton  6) 49S Mallie Shuster  7) 99K Cody Keller  8) 47C Adam Carberry  9) 76 Larry Kelleher  10) 3Z Ryan Taylor  11) 66 Ryan Kissinger  12) 11 Jim Shuster  13) 17 Josh Azzi  14) 71 Charlie Anderson  15) 511 John Sharpe  16) 19 Colby Womer  17) 99m Nyles Berkes  18) 33 Michael Walter II  19) M1 Mark Smith  20) 5 Brian Nornhold  21) 33X Will Brunson  22) 13 Ryan Higgins

Heat Winners:  Davie Franek, Mark Smith, Colby Womer

Late Models – 19 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  2) 1 Gene Knaub  3) 27 Jim Yoder  4) 61 Ken Trevitz  5) 74 Randy Christine  6) 2Y Andrew Yoder  7) 22 Brett Schadel  8) 171 Jim Bernheisel  9) 9 Hayes Mattern  10) 7M Meade Hahn  11) 10 Dave Stamm  12) 63 Nathan Long  13) 25 Kody Lyter  14) 36W Tyler Wagner  15) 57 Jon Rohacevich  16) 46 Dan Green  17) 98 Randy Croop  18) 88T Ernie Millon  19) 79 Chase Bowsman

Heat Winners:  Bryan Bernheisel, Brett Schadel

Pro Stocks – 14 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 40 Tommy Slanker  2) 10M Brad Mitch  3) 92 Shaun Lawton  4) 99B Kyle Bachman  5) 8M Brandon Moser  6) 55T John Troxell  7) 11B Jake Buck  8) 8G Daren Rice  9) 85 Terry Lauver  10) 14C Bill Conrad  11) 6C AJ Hoffman  12) 00 Cory Long  13) 33 Curtis Lawton  14) 89 John Schoch

Heat Winners:  Brandon Moser, Tommy Slanker

Roadrunners – 15 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 28Z Ryan Zook  2) 1 Smith Cope  3) 11 Keith Bissinger  4) 8B Will Brunson  5) 76 Bob Bussey  6) 32 Ken Schreffler  7) 12 Tom Underwood  8) 7 Jake Jones  9) 28 Nick Decker  10) 44C Corey Collier  11) 28M Miranda Minium  12) 2B Brian Mabus  13) 0 Kevin Dobson  14) 992 Terry Kramer  15) 7S Butch Shaffer  16) 41 Ben Leister

Heat Winners:  Will Brunson, Smith, Cope

Sunday, May 27, 2018


By: Jenna Shotz

Mark Smith made it two-in-a-row for URC feature wins on Friday, May 25th. Smith was victorious at the Bedford Speedway on May 11th as well.

Pole starter, Eddie Strada rocketed away on the initial start. After multiple restarts, Smith gave Strada many challenges, but it was Strada who continued to pull away. On a restart on lap five, Smith showed his veteran knowledge and beat Strada going into turn one.

Once Smith was out front, he moved gracefully around the top line. On lap eight, Smith caught lap traffic, giving Strada and Jason Shultz a chance to catch up. Strada put the pressure on Smith every lap, but Smith continued to hold off the 42e.

On lap 24 Shultz found his way around Strada but suddenly slowed on the front stretch, catching fire. Shultz was able to remove himself from the car quickly and the fire was put out in seconds. Robbie Stillwaggon and Justin Whittall were both caught up in an accident while Shultz slowed and were removed from the speedway.

After a green-white-checkered start, it was Smith who crossed the finish line first, followed by Eddie Strada and Chad Layton.


Heat 1: 8 laps, top 6 qualify, 3 redraw
1. Jason Clauss (08), 2.Tim Tanner Jr. (18), 3. Robbie Stillwaggon (89), 4. Adam Carberry (47), 5. Ryan Quackenbush (5Q), 6. Kevin Nagy (45), 7. Keith Prutzman (28), 8. Chris Allen Jr. (71), 9. Mark Sasso (7o6)

Heat 2: 8 laps, top 6 qualify, 3 redraw
1. Troy Betts (22), Jimmy Stitzel (4), 3. Eddie Strada (42e), 4. Chad Layton (35), 5. Josh Weller (63), 6. Chandler Leiby (119), 7. Jonathan Swanson (17j), 8. David Swanson (117)

Heat 3: 8 laps, top 6 qualify, 3 redraw
1. Mark Smith (M1), 2. Jason Shultz (29), 3. Bill Unglert (33B), 4. Curt Michael (5g), 5. Justin Whittall (67w), 6. Colby Wormer (19), 7. Dave Carlberg (14c), 8. Jason Cherry (67c)

1. Mark Smith (M1), 2. Eddie Strada (42e), 3. Chad Layton (35), 4. Jimmy Stitzel (4), 5. Josh Weller (63), 6. Chandler Leiby (119), 7. Curt Michael (5G), 8. Bill Unglert (33B), 9. Troy Betts (22), 10. Ryan Quackenbush (5Q), 11. Chris Allen Jr. (71), 12. Adam Carberry (47), 13. Tim Tanner Jr. (18), 14. Colby Wormer (19), 15. Jason Shultz (29), 16. Robbie Stillwaggon (89), 17. Justin Whittall (67w), 18. Jason Cherry (67c), 19. Mark Sasso (7o6), 20. Kevin Nagy (45), 21. Jason Clauss (08), 22. Dave Carlberg (14c), 23. Jonathan Swanson (17j), 24. David Swanson (117)


Lance Dewease Opens Port Royal Weikert Memorial Weekend With Win In 461 Rick Eckert Scores Northeast Ultimate Late Models


PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Lance Dewease of Fayetteville picked up his 109th career Port Royal Speedway 410 sprint car win on Saturday night in the Bob Weikert Memorial weekend Fallen Heroes Championship at Port Royal speedway.

Dewease’s 30-lap win was worth $5,000 and it came aboard a Walt Dyer Masonry No. 461 throw-back car painted to mirror the mount he drove for Dyer decades ago.

York’s Rick Eckert took the win in the Fallen Heroes Championship for the Northeast Ultimate Super Late Model Series, pocketing $3,000 for his fifth career win at the oval.

Dewease started third in the sprint car field and would end up leading the first lap over David Gravel and Lucas Wolfe but not before exchanging the point twice.

As Wolfe and Gravel battled for control into the first turn as the green flag unfurled Dewease was stalking on the low side and drove right by both cars to get command but Gravel rode the top lane to get control back as the pair shot onto the backstretch.

Seconds later the trio blasted into the third turn and again Dewease stuck down low in his money lane and rode the line into the lead.

The first caution flag of the race came out with two laps in when Logan Wagner clouted the outside first and second turn wall before coming to a stop.

A double file restart saw Dewease choosing the inside line and he made it work over Gravel when action resumed.

Dewease entered traffic with eight laps away finding Gravel and eighth starter Greg Hodnett in tow.

The leader had a 3.930 second advantage when a red flag stopped action on the 13th tour after some hard contact in the first turn.

Danny Dietrich was running seventh in the field when he got out of shape in the first corner and spun.

Aaron Ott slammed into Dietrich’s mount and flipped, but escaped injury. Dylan Cisney was also involved.

The restart again saw Dewease choose the inside lane with Gravel flanking him and he drove away on the restart and over the final 17 laps to record the popular victory by 4.307 seconds.

It was his second consecutive victory in the Fallen Heroes Championship to open the Weikert Memorial weekend.

Gravel was second followed by Greg Hodnett, Lucas Wolfe and Brock Zearfoss.

Sixth through 10th went to TJ Stutts, Logan Schuchart, Brent Marks, Dylan Cisney and Trey Starks.

Heats for the 30-car field went to Joey Hershey, Blane Heimbach, Dewease and Jacob Allen with AJ Flick taking the consolation..

Wolfe set quick time with a lap of 16.490 seconds.

Eckert started second in the NUSLMS feature and took the lead over Jason Covert and Jeff Rine when action began.

Covert and Rine battled for second for the first one-third of the race before Rine took the spot as the leader entered traffic on the 12th lap.

A restart on the 17th lap saw Gary Stuhler work around Jeff Rine for second spot however Eckert was pulling away and he continued to do so to the finish.

Eckert’s margin of victory was 4.766 seconds over Stuhler, Dylan Yoder, Jeff Rine and Donny Schatz.

Sixth through 10th went to Jason Covert, Jared Miley, Dan Stone, Kyle Lee and Ross Robinson.

Heats for the 34-car field went to Rine, Eckert, Covert and Stuhler with twin consolations going to Trent Brenneman and Chris Casner.

Fast time over the late models was set by Covert with a lap of 19.609 seconds.

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Feature Finishes

410 sprints, 30 laps: 1. Lance Dewease, 2. David Gravel, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Lucas Wolfe, 5. Brock Zearfoss, 6. TJ Stutts, 7. Logan Schuchart, 8. Brent Marks, 9. Dylan Cisney, 10. Trey Starks, 11. Steve Buckwalter, 12. Joey Hershey, 13. Anthony Macri, 14. Blane Heimbach, 15. AJ Flick, 16. Jared Esh, 17. Tyler Reeser, 18. Jacob Allen, 19. Rick Lafferty, 20. Danny Dietrich, 21. Aaron Ott, 22. Ryan Smith, 23. Mike Wagner, 24. Logan Wagner

DNQ: Kody Lehman, Justin Whittal, Trenton Sheaffer, Robbie Kendall, Vince Snyder, Dustin Baney

Super late models, 30 laps: 1. Rick Eckert, 2. Gary Stuhler, 3. Dylan Yoder, 4. Jeff Rine, 5. Donny Schatz, 6. Jason Covert, 7. Jared Miley, 8. Dan Stone, 9. Kyle Lee, 10. Ross Robinson, 11. Mike Lupfer, 12. Nick Dickson, 13. Coleby Frye, 14. Dave Brouse Jr., 15. Tim Smith Jr., 16. Tim Wilson, 17. Matt Cosner, 18. Ryan Montgomery, 19. Kirk Baker, 20. Reese Masiello, 21. Andy Haus, 22. Justin Kann, 23. Chris Casner, 24. Marvin Winters, 25. Trent Brenneman
DNQ: Jeff Miller, Scott Flickinger, Billy Wampler, Kenny Moreland, Kyle Knapp, Jerry Bard, Jason Schmidt, Chad Myers, Steve Axtell

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Buckwalter Claims Walt Dyer Tribute At Williams Grove Friday Austin Bishop wins second 305 main of year at track


Mechanicsburg – Steve Buckwalter of Royersford wired the field to pick up the Walt Dyer Tribute Race at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, pocketing $4,610 for his ninth career sprint car win at the oval.

Austin Bishop likewise wired the field in the 305 sprint main to pick up his second 305 win of the season at Williams Grove Speedway.

Buckwalter started on the pole of the 25-lap 410 sprint car main with TJ Stutts to his outside.

The first start of the main was red flagged for a five-car tangle coming out of the third turn that collected Chad Trout, Mallie Shuster, Rodney Westhafer, Ryan Taylor and Danny Dietrich.

The ensuing restart saw Buckwalter take control over Stutts and Greg Hodnett in what would turn out to be a non-stop affair.

Campaigning a throw back paint scheme in honor of Dyer and his iconic No. 461 race car, Lance Dewease started fifth in the field and battled fourth starter Anthony Macri for the first half of the race in an effort to take the fourth spot.

Dewease was on a campaign to pick up the feature in honor of his former car owner Dyer however it was not to be as Buckwalter proved stout at the point.

Hodnett got by Stutts for second on the seventh tour and chased Buckwalter over the rest of the distance but was never able to get close enough to mount a challenge.

Buckwalter and his No. 17B ended up crossing the finish line .805 seconds ahead of Hodnett with Stutts riding hom third followed by Dewease and Macri.

Sixth through 10th went to Brock Zearfoss, Lucas Wolfe, Cory Haas, Aaron Ott and Brian Montieth.

Heats went to Montieth, Stutts and Macri with Alan Krimes taking the consolation race.

Lance Dewease set quick time with a lap of 16.556 seconds.

Prior to the races, Dyer drivers Dewease, Steve Siegel, Mike Wagner, Don Hill, Joey Allen, Paul Lotier, Jimmy Sheaffer, Van May, Tommy Beavers, Cliff Brian, Tom Stimely and Len Thompson all joined Dyer for a reunion and autograph session.

Bishop led all 20 l aps of the 305 sprint main to pick up his win.

Ken Duke Jr. lost second early in the race but then reclaimed the spot for the finish.

Jeff Geiges rode hom third followed by Scott Ellerman and Zach Newlin.

Heats for the 42 cars in action went to Rick Stief, Mike Alleman, Darren Miller and Jon Scarborough.

Twin consolations went to Jonathan Jones and Alex Potosky.

Feature Finishes

410 sprints: 1. Steve Buckwalter, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. TJ Stutts, 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Anthony Macri, 6. Brock Zearfoss, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Cory Haas, 9. Aaron Ott, 10. Brian Montieth, 11. Brandon Rahmer, 12. Freddie Rahmer, 13. Ryan Smith, 14. Danny Dietrich, 15. Alan Krimes, 16. Tyler Ross, 17. Robbie Kendall, 18. Mallie Shuster, 19. Jordan Givler, 20. Adrian Shaffer, 21. Eric Tomecek, 22. Ryan Taylor, 23. Chad Trout, 24. Rodney Westhafer

DNQ: Jim Shuster, Matt Boland, Troy Fraker, Nicole Bower

358 sprints: 1. Austin Bishop, 2. Ken Duke Jr., 3. Jeff Geiges, 4. Scott Ellerman, 5. Zach Newlin, 6. Jay Krout, 7. Darren Miller, 8. Kyle Smith, 9. Jonathan Scarborough, 10. Dave Grube, 11. Jaremi Hanson, 12. Nick Sweigart, 13. Mike Alleman, 14. Larry McVey, 15. Rick Stief, 16. Christian Rumsey, 17. John Walp, 18. Dave Brown Jr., 19. Jonathan Jones, 20. Reed Thompson, 21. Stephanie Dodson, 22. Josh Guiher 23. Colton Hoover, 24. Kassidy Kreitz, 25. Alex Petosky, 26. Cale Reigle

DNQ: Fred Arnold, Drew Ritchey, Dave Wickham, Josh Dressler, Tom Carberry, Eric Husick, Devin Adams, Wally Eshenaur, Ian Detweiler, Dan McLair, Kyle Ganoe, Ryan Lynn, Johnny Yanek, Kurt Knepper, Erin Statler, Tyler Cochran

Schatz Passes Stewart Late for Ninth Win of 2018 at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC – May 25, 2018 – Donny Schatz continues his dominance of the 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 40th Anniversary Season. Schatz passed Shane Stewart on Lap 24 and went on to win his ninth Feature of the year and 11th of his career at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 2017 Outlaw Showdown winner Logan Schuchart completed the podium.

Schatz won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 30-Lap Feature, but it was Stewart leading the opening lap, utilizing the top of the racing surface.

Stewart set a torrid pace out front and reached lapped traffic quickly before a Lap 10 yellow for Jacob Allen cleared the track for the Bixby, OK native. A caution two laps later for Clyde Knipp would be the final stoppage of the Feature, as the remaining 18 laps went Green-to-Checkered.

Stewart, in search of his first win of the season, again approached traffic quickly in front of Schatz while Brad Sweet, Logan Schuchart and Sheldon Haudenschild waged war for third. That aforementioned trio put on the best race of the evening throwing massive slide jobs, jockeying for position around The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

As laps began to dwindle, Schatz continued to close in on the leader running a car length lower than Stewart was. Schatz showed his nose underneath Stewart multiple times but Stewart stayed in the gas to maintain the lead.

As heavy traffic loomed, Schatz swooped underneath Stewart successfully to lead Lap 24 and the Fargo, ND native would never look back going on to win by 1.684 seconds in front of Stewart.

“In this sport, what you see is what you get, nobody wants to run second, but sometimes it does help when entering lapped traffic. I started moving around the track and my car kept getting better and better,” Schatz said in Victory Lane.

“We’ve been short a [crew] guy all year. I can’t take credit for this, I just drive the thing. These guys have dug and dug through all the adversity this season. We seem to get better through adversity though. I can’t wait for the next race,” Schatz added with a smile.

Shane Stewart, who’s Kyle Larson Racing No.2 team is based out of nearby Mooresville, NC, praised his crew for all the hard work this week. “I can’t thank my guys enough. Maintaining a World of Outlaws Sprint Car requires a lot of work and a lot of money. This is a strong finish for our team. We’ve had a tough start to the year, but hopefully we can get some momentum into the summer months,” Stewart said.

Schuchart, who was victorious in this event a year ago, echoed Stewart’s sentiment about the hard work of his crew, “We haven’t been racing a whole lot lately because of the weather, but these guys haven’t taken a day off. We struggled a little bit on restarts tonight, but we were really strong.”

Sweet and Haudenschild completed the top five with Ian Madsen, Daryn Pittman, Jason Johnson, David Gravel and Gerard McIntyre, Jr – in his first career start at Charlotte – completing the top ten. Brent Marks earned his fourth KSE Hard Charger honor of the season coming from a transfer in the Last Chance Showdown to finish 12th.

With NASCAR at the big track at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, World of Outlaws car owners Kasey Kahne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. raced with the Series. Kahne made his sixth Outlaw start of the year and came forward to an 11th place finish while Stenhouse, in his first Outlaw start since 2009, won the LCS and came home 16th in the No.17BC.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season with a Memorial Day race at Lawrenceburg Speedway in Indiana before making its inaugural visit to Fairbury American Legion Speedway (FALS) in Illinois on Wednesday, May 30.

Abbreviated Results from The Dirt Track at Charlotte – May 25, 2018: Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$12,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2][$5,700]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$3,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$3,000]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][$2,600]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [5][$2,400]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [7][$2,300]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [10][$2,200]; 9. 5-David Gravel [9][$2,150]; 10. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6][$2,100]; 11. 4-Kasey Kahne [13][$1,600]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [20][$1,350]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$1,300]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [11][$1,200]; 15. 22-Cole Duncan [18][$1,100]; 16. 17BC-Ricky Stenhouse [19][$1,000]; 17. 44-Trey Starks [22][$900]; 18. 5B-Logan Seavey [21][$850]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [14][$800]; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp [15][$800]; 21. 4B-Steve Butler [23][$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [16][$800]; 23. 20-Nick Drake [17][$800]; 24. 4S-Danny Smith [24][$800] Lap Leaders: Shane Stewart 1-23, Donny Schatz 24-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+8]

Qualifying: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.332; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.426; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.429; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.52; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.537; 6. 44-Trey Starks, 13.543; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.557; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.582; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.595; 10. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.608; 11. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.629; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.66; 13. 17BC-Ricky Stenhouse, 13.681; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.704; 15. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.745; 16. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.774; 17. 20-Nick Drake, 13.775; 18. 5-David Gravel, 13.807; 19. 19-Brent Marks, 13.831; 20. 5B-Logan Seavey, 13.899; 21. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.932; 22. 4-Kasey Kahne, 13.967; 23. 4B-Steve Butler, 14.11; 24. 4S-Danny Smith, 14.167; 25. 5A-Justin Barger, 14.236; 26. 1X-Scott Hunter, 14.495

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 5. 4-Kasey Kahne [8]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [7]; 8. 17BC-Ricky Stenhouse [5]; 9. 5A-Justin Barger [9]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 6. 20-Nick Drake [6]; 7. 5B-Logan Seavey [7]; 8. 1X-Scott Hunter [9]; 9. 4B-Steve Butler [8]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 5-David Gravel [6]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 5. 13-Clyde Knipp [5]; 6. 22-Cole Duncan [7]; 7. 4S-Danny Smith [8]; 8. 44-Trey Starks [2]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps)1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 17BC-Ricky Stenhouse [2][-]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [3][-]; 3. 5B-Logan Seavey [4][-]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [1][-]; 5. 4B-Steve Butler [5][-]; 6. 4S-Danny Smith [6][-]; 7. 5A-Justin Barger [7][$300]; 8. 1X-Scott Hunter [8][$250]

Cale Thomas passes Joey Saldana late to earn first-ever All Star victory

ATTICA, Ohio (May 25, 2018) - Fairland, Indiana’s Cale Thomas officially etched his name in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 history book on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park, utilizing a late-race restart to drive by race-long leader, Joey Saldana, to capture his first-ever All Star main event victory, as well as a $5,000 top prize.

Thomas, who battled in the runner-up position the entire distance before taking over the top spot, made his winning move with just 11 circuits remaining, actually driving underneath Saldana at the exit of turn four to officially lead lap 30. A caution involving second row starter, Brady Bacon, on lap 29 set-up the winning move with Thomas ultimately chasing Saldana to complete lap 29 just before slingshotting under his fellow Indiana native the following circuit. From that point forward, it was all Thomas, eventually pulling away to a comfortable advantage over the “Brownsburg Bullet.”

“I did my best Byron Reed impression tonight. I knew Joey [Saldana] was running the bottom of turns one and two and the top of turns three and four, so I knew I had to go somewhere where he wasn’t,” Cale Thomas explained, driver of the Engler Machine & Tool No. 91. “I got under Saldana coming off of four just after that last restart. He tried to come down and block me, but I knew I didn’t want to give the spot up. I gave him a little tap so he knew I was there hoping it would move him up the track and it worked. I don’t like driving like that, but that part of the track was open and I had to take it. I knew I was faster on that restart.”

Joey Saldana held on to finish second after leading the first 29 circuits.

“Actually, I was struggling during all of the restarts tonight,” Saldana said, who had to endure five cautions during the 40-lap program, one of which resulting in red flag conditions. “Every restart Cale would get a really good run on me. It took me about a lap or three-quarters of a lap to get the tires back underneath me. Regardless, hats off to those guys. I know how special it is to win your first race, especially an All Star race. It’s a feeling that never goes away. It’s hard to win one of these races. Congratulations to them.”

In impressive fashion, twelfth row starter, Lee Jacobs, finished third during the evening’s All Star main event, making his first appearance in a podium position on lap 34, ultimately overpowering Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo to take the spot permanently on lap 36 . Jacobs’ charge from 23rd to finish third was enough to earn the MSD Performance Hard Charger Award.

“Hats off to Rex LeJeune, the All Stars, and the entire Attica staff tonight,” Lee Jacobs said, driver the of 1881 Motorsports/Simcox Grinding & Steel/No. 81 sprint car. “You could race all over this track tonight; top, bottom, middle. I wish we would have started a little closer toward the front. I think we had the car to beat the last 10 laps or so.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their holiday weekend tour of the Buckeye State with a stop at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, May 26. Like Attica Raceway Park, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will battle for a $5,000 top prize at “Orrville’s Historic Oval,” the second of four stops on the season.

The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer is the most recent winner during All Star competition at Wayne County Speedway, charging ahead from the outside of row four to do so. The $5,000 victory was Shaffer’s second of the season during All Star competition, also claiming top honors at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on February 2.

Wayne County Speedway will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5 p.m followed by hot laps at 5:50 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Friday, May 25, 2018:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 43 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Parker Price-Miller - 12.647 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Jac Haudenschild - 12.587 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Craig Mintz
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Stuart Brubaker
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Joey Saldana
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Brady Bacon
Ford Performance Heat #5: Paul McMahan
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-main: Jordan Ryan
JE Pistons Dash #1: Joey Saldana
Wix Filters Dash #2: Cale Thomas
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Jac Haudenschild
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Cale Thomas
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Lee Jacobs (+20)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)


Group (A)
1. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.610; 2. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.628; 3. 4L-Cap Henry, 12.637; 4. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.668; 5. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.780; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti, 12.792; 7. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.099; 8. 71h-Ryan Ruhl, 13.215; 9. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.351

Group (B)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.587; 2. 23-DJ Foos, 12.693; 3. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.710; 4. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 12.784; 5. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.872; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.886; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.911; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.069; 9. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.464

Group ( C )
1. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.590; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.694; 3. 71X-Gio Scelzi, 12.709; 4. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.837; 5. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.336; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.347; 7. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.529; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.685; 9. 51-John Garvin, 14.493

Group (D)
1. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.083; 2. 11-Dominic Scelzi, 13.097; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.225; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.276; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.391; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.642; 7. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 14.211; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.725

Group (E)
1. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.734; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.034; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.072; 4. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.378; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.618; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 14.517; 7. 23B-Chase Baker, 14.693; 8. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 14.802

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 11N-Craig Mintz [1]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 3. 4L-Cap Henry [2]; 4. 5R-Byron Reed [4]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 6. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [7]; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton [9]; 9. 7-Shawn Valenti [6]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan [8]; 9. 8J-Jess Stiger [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 71X-Gio Scelzi [2]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn [6]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]; 8. 45L-Brian Lay [5]; 9. 51-John Garvin [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 99-Brady Bacon [4]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 4. 11-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs [6]; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 5. 20I-Kesley Ivy [8]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 8. 23B-Chase Baker [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 6. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 91-Cale Thomas [4]; 2. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed [6]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [2]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 9M-Jordan Ryan [1]; 2. 45L-Brian Lay [2]; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger [7]; 4. 71-Ayrton Olsen [4]; 5. 23B-Chase Baker [5]; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton [3]; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti [6]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason [4]; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs [10]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 7. 16-Chris Andrews [3]; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan [16]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [13]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [14]; 11. 68G-Tyler Gunn [5]; 12. 7K-Cale Conley [11]; 13. 98-Carl Bowser [12]; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron [15]; 15. 20I-Kesley Ivy [7]; 16. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8]; 17. 45L-Brian Lay [17]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [23]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 71X-Gio Scelzi [15]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 8. 11N-Craig Mintz [5]; 9. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [11]; 10. 4L-Cap Henry [13]; 11. 83-Cory Eliason [24]; 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer [16]; 13. 5R-Byron Reed [6]; 14. 98-Carl Bowser [25]; 15. 4-Parker Price-Miller [22]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [17]; 17. 3-Jac Haudenschild [21]; 18. 35-Tyler Esh [20]; 19. 99-Brady Bacon [4]; 20. 17-Caleb Helms [9]; 21. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 22. 5T-Travis Philo [12]; 23. 11-Dominic Scelzi [19]; 24. 23-DJ Foos [14]; 25. 10H-Chad Kemenah [18] Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana (1-29) Cale Thomas (30-40)

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (as of 5/25/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 812
2. Jac Haudenschild - 782
3. Parker Price-Miller - 766
4. Carson Macedo - 752
5. Chad Kemenah - 744
6. Dave Blaney - 740
7. Tim Shaffer - 738
8. John Garvin - 684
9. Carl Bowser - 664
10. Cale Conley - 648

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 38th annual Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels Jack Gunn Memorial for 360 sprint cars at 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 26, sanctioned by the United Racing Club.

Joining the 360 sprint cars on the racing card will be the super late models, pro stocks, roadrunners, and a professional fireworks display. Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. and grandstand gates at 5 p.m.

Track officials announced a SUNDAY, MAY 27, rain date for the race will be used if needed being a holiday weekend.

For the 13th consecutive year, the Gunn Memorial will feature a 30-lap race between the traveling URC 360 sprint cars and the track’s weekly 358-360 sprint cars. The race will pay $2,500 to win and $300 to start. The format for the race will be posted this week.

The tribute race is run each year to honor the memory of the late race track promoter Jack Gunn, who operated Selinsgrove, Williams Grove, Penn National, and Hagerstown Speedways during his career and brought mid-state dirt track racing to national prominence in the 1970’s. Gunn was inducted posthumously into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (Knoxville, Iowa) in 1990.

Some of the biggest names in sprint car racing have won the prestigious Jack Gunn Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway. Lynn Paxton of Dillsburg; Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Ind.; Doug Wolfgang of Sioux Falls, S.D., are a few of the drivers who have won the race as a 410 sprint car event. In the track’s modern era, TJ Stutts of Liverpool, Chad Layton of Harrisburg, Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove, and Dave Calaman of Carlisle took wins as a 358 sprint car race.

The Gunn Memorial became a URC-sanctioned challenge race between 358 and 360 sprint car drivers in 2006, when Heimbach took the victory as well as in the 2008 and 2012 editions of the race. Calaman (2007); Trevor Lewis of Upper Black Eddy (2009, 2010); Shane Stewart of Indianapolis, Ind. (2011); JJ Grasso of Pedricktown, N.J. (2013); Aaron Ott of East Berlin (2014); Mark Smith of Sunbury (2015, 2016); and defending winner Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., have also won the Gunn Memorial as a URC-sanctioned event.  While Heimbach and Todd Shaffer of Millerstown are the only two drivers who have won the Gunn Memorial four times at Selinsgrove, Smith will attempt to become the first to win the race three years in a row. 

The Middleburg IGA is sponsoring the Gunn Memorial championship trophy.

The super late models will compete in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win, while the pro stocks will race in a 15-lap main event paying $400 to win.

Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth mile track located inside of Selinsgrove Speedway’s half-mile oval, will present a complete program of go kart racing at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25.  Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.

2018 Jack Gunn Memorial 360 Sprint Car Purse: 1) $2,500 2) $1,200 3) $1,000 4) $600 5) $575 6) $550 7) $525 8) $500 9) $475 10) $450 11) $425 12) $400 13) $375 14) $350 15) $325 16-24) $300
Sprint Car Tow: $50
Admission for May 26, 2018: Adult General Admission: $15; Students (12-17 with ID) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30

Monday, May 21, 2018

Williams Grove Dyer Tribute Night Brings Together Host Of No. 461 Drivers Friday Meet and greet, live Beer Hill Gang TV broadcast slated


Mechanicsburg – As part of this Friday’s Walt Dyer Tribute Race at Williams Grove Speedway honoring the former prolific car owner, the track will bring together several of Dyer’s drivers who campaigned his iconic No. 461 sprint car over the years.

Dyer, of Mercersburg, owned and fielded his iconic No. 461 DyerMasonry sprint car with a brick-schemed wing from 1967 through 2001 before retiring save for a brief comeback in 2007.

During his ownership career, Dyer’s drivers accumulated 49 checkered flags at Williams Grove Speedway before his retirement.

Over the years, Dyer’s No. 461 pocketed two Williams Grove Speedway track titles at the hands of Lance Dewease.

The car also turned back the World of Outlaws at the track on more than one occasion, thanks to the talents of drivers Billy Stief and Dewease.

Curt Michael last drove Dyer’s No. 461 to victory anywhere, at Williams Grove Speedway back on April 6, 2001.

Dyer’s first win at the track was in 1977 with Jimmy Sheaffer as the pilot.

A conglomeration of his former drivers and Dyer himself will conduct a meet and greet with fans in the speedway infield on Friday night from 5:45 to 6:45 pm.

A live broadcast on Beer Hill Gang TV will take place with driver interviews from 6 to 6:45.

Drivers who are slated to take part in the pre-race activities are: Mike Wagner, Len Thompson, Cliff Brian, Tommy Beaver, Don Hill, Tom Stimely, Steve Siegel, Joey Allen, Van May and Lance Dewease.

Other possible attendees include Rod Gross and Scott Tobias.

At least one restored No. 461 sprint car will be on display adjacent to the meet and greet area, located at the infield stage.

The sprint car drivers will race for $4,610 to win in the 25-lap main event on the night.

Adult general admission is $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at or by following the track on Facebook and Twitter

Williams Grove To Honor Famed No. 461 Car Owner With Walt Dyer Tribute Friday Dyer Tribute Race honors owner’s legacy & offers $4,610 to win!


Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will celebrate the Memorial Day holiday by paying tribute to one of the most prolific car owners the track and the region has ever seen, coming up this Friday night, May 25 at 7:30 pm when it presents the Walt Dyer Tribute Race for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

The Dyer Tribute Race will honor former, long-time car owner Walter Dyer, who owned and fielded the iconic Dyer Masonry No. 461 sprint car for decades not only at Williams Grove but all across the East.

Dyer ended his ownership career at Williams Grove with 49 wins to his credit and two track titles.

His cars beat the World of Outlaws at the speedway with both Billy Steif and Lance Dewease at the wheel.

Adult general admission is $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The Dyer Tribute Race will go 25 laps in distance and pay $4,610 to win, in remembrance of the Dyer No. 461.

Time trials will be used to help set the heat and feature starting grids.

The IMCA/PASS 305 sprint cars are also on the program along with fireworks to help kickoff the summer racing season.

The 410 sprint car event will be part of the 2018 Hoosier Diamond Series at the track.

As part of honoring Dyer, several previous Dyer drivers will come together in the infield, prior to the racing program.

Slated to appear are Don Hill, Cliff Brian, Steve Siegel, Joey Allen, Lance Dewease and many others.

A meet and greet with Dyer and his drivers and at least one restored No. 461 car will take place from 5:45 to 6:45 at the infield stage.

And a live broadcast on Beer Hill Gang TV showcasing Dyer and his drivers will take place from 6 to 6:45.

In other speedway news, the make up date for the rain halted 358 sprint race on May 11 has been announced as June 1.

With four laps completed when the rains hit on May 11, the race will be completed when the 358 sprints return to the track on June 1 before another complete program of 358 racing action is staged.

Keep up to all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at or by following the track on Facebook and Twitter

Port Royal Bob Weikert Memorial Weekend Looms May 26 & 27

Live MRN internet broadcasts, radio simulcasts, live streaming, press conferences, free prizes and numerous special guests all part of huge holiday weekend program!!
Two-day 410 sprint and super late model purses worth over $100,000


PORT ROYAL, Pa. – This weekend’s two-day Packer’s Concessions Weikert Memorial weekend at Port Royal Speedway will honor one of the sports greatest sprint car owners in the name of Bob Weikert and his famous No. 29.

But Saturday’s portion of the program, The Fallen Heroes Championships for 410 sprints and super late models, will serve to honor the memory of the five drivers who gave the ultimate sacrifice at the track since motorized racing began there in 1938. 

The races will honor Frank Bailey, Harold Swarmer, Hal Hoose, Dennis Snyder and Randy Thompson, all men that succumbed to injuries sustained while competing at the historic oval. 

The two-day total purses up for grabs between the sprint and late model drivers surpasses $100,000 with Saturdays Fallen Heroes Championships paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start for the sprints and $3,000 to win and $400 to start for the late models. 

Both Saturday championships will go 30 laps in distance. 

Sunday’s Weikert Memorial finales will pay $10,000 to win and $500 to start for the sprint cars with the late models racing for $5,000 to win and $400 to start. 

Sunday’s sprint feature will go 30 laps with the late models going 35 laps.

The Northeast Ultimate Super Late Model Series will sanction both nights of super late model action at the track.

Fast time awards will be given out both nights to each division as will Hard Charger Awards with the Saturday hard chargers earning guaranteed starting spots in the Sunday Mains. 

Plenty Of Ways For Fans To Win Too!!

Just like last year, hundreds of fan giveaways will be up for grabs both nights as Weikert’s Livestock offers plenty of freebies at the main admission gate. 

In addition, live broadcasts of MRNs Winged Nation will take place prior to each racing program, running from 5 – 6 pm, with hosts Steve Post and Ashley Stremme. 

Aside from being streamed on MRN, the Winged Nation broadcasts will be aired live both days on State College-based radio stations. 

Saturday’s program will be live on 106.3 FM and AM 970 while the Saturday broadcast will air on AM 1260. 

Also, both days of Weikert Memorial racing action will be aired and available for purchase on SpeedShift TV. 

Learn how to purchase the live events at 

The Saturday racing program will include a fireworks display to help kickoff the summer racing season and commemorate the Memorial Day holiday.

A display of Weikert racing memorabilia will be set up for fans to view at each of the two races.

Post race press conferences with the top three from each division will take place each night in the commercial building followed by an after party complete with a DJ. 

Numerous high-profile special guests and competitors are lined up for the weekend with announcements regarding those attending to be released within the next three days. 

World of Outlaws competitor David Gravel and his CJB Motorsports No. 5 have already announced their plans to compete in the two-day Port Royal event. 

Adult general admission for the Saturday show that features the Fallen Heroes Championships is set at $25 with students ages 12-18 priced at $10.

Sunday adult general admission is $30 with students again priced at $10. 

All gates will open at 4 pm both nights with racing action slated for 7 pm. 

The Sunday, May 27 program carries a raindate of Monday, May 28 at 2pm. 

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the speedway’s official website at or by following the oval on facebook and twitter. 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Rain ends Plymouth Dirt Track visit just before main event

PLYMOUTH, Wis. (May 19, 2018) - A system of rain showers soaking the Plymouth Dirt Track surface just before the evening's 40-lap main event forced Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series officials to cancel the remaining portion of the All Star/IRA Challenge program. Track workers desperately attempted to rework the racing surface, but precipitation returned shortly thereafter. With all but the A-main contested, the visit to Plymouth Dirt Track is considered complete.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their weekend sweep through the Badger State with a visit to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on Sunday, May 20. Like Plymouth Dirt Track, the best of the best of the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series will also be on hand at Angell Park, working to defend home territory against Tony Stewart's invading All Stars. The first-ever, complete event at Angell Park, considering the first visit in 2017 was cancelled just after qualifying time trials, will award a $5,000 top prize.

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television partner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, will be on hand to capture all of the action from Angell Park Speedway on Sunday, May 20. The Angell Park program, one of eight All Star events on the 2018 MAVTV schedule, will be broadcast via tape-delay on September 9. The event will air twice during its scheduled replay date; 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.

Available in over 30 million households through multiple video providers including DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Optimum, Suddenlink, Frontier Communications, Comcast Xfinity, and CenturyLink, fans tuning into MAVTV for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions broadcasts will be welcomed by host, Dave Reiff, color commentator, Brad Doty, and pit reporter, Dave Argabright. Arctic Cat All Star owner, Tony Stewart, will also be featured during select MAVTV broadcasts as a color commentator.

Contingency Awards/Results: Plymouth Dirt Track - Saturday, May 19, 2018:
EMi Driver's Meeting: 47 entries
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.571 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Carl Bowser
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Carson Macedo
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brandon McMullen
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Scotty Thiel
Ford Performance Heat #5: Chad Kemenah
Elliott's Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Matt Vandervere
JE Pistons Dash #1: Chad Kemenah
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Ben Schmidt

Group (A)
1. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 11.655; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.843; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.112; 4. 98-Carl Bowser, 12.196; 5. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 12.214; 6. 14F-Jimmy Fifield, 12.926; 7. 65-Austin DeBlauw, 12.932; 8. 45-Matt Wiese, 13.547; 9. 12-Mike Decker, 13.963; 10. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 99.910

Group (B)
1. 70-Dave Blaney, 11.825; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.854; 3. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 12.242; 4. 19-Todd Daun, 12.281; 5. 53W-Bill Wirth, 12.316; 6. 7-Scott Uttech, 12.601; 7. 4K-Kris Spitz, 12.682; 8. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 12.908; 9. 29-Hunter Custer, NT; 10. 22K-Todd King, NT

Group ( C )
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.571; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 11.661; 3. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.760; 4. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 11.967; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.095; 6. 23-Russel Borland, 12.234; 7. 11D-Joey Moughan, 12.447; 8. 18-Keith Fellner, 12.567; 9. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 12.649

Group (D)
1. 73-Ben Schmidt, 11.674; 2. 26-Joey Saldana, 11.792; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel, 11.849; 4. 85M-Steve Meyer, 11.908; 5. 5X-Justin Peck, 11.966; 6. 17B-Bill Balog, 11.983; 7. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 12.205; 8. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 12.208; 9. 95-Kenjay Fiedler, 12.345

Group (E)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.602; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.779; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.802; 4. 11-Max McGhee, 12.023; 5. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.025; 6. O2-Mike Reinke, 12.045; 7. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 12.124; 8. 51-John Garvin, 12.192; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.279

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 4. 25-Jake Blackhurst [4]; 5. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [10]; 6. 65-Austin DeBlauw [7]; 7. 14F-Jimmy Fifield [6]; 8. 45-Matt Wiese [8]; 9. 10V-Matt Vandervere [5]; 10. 12-Mike Decker [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 3. 19-Todd Daun [1]; 4. 4B-Scott Biertzer [2]; 5. 53W-Bill Wirth [5]; 6. 7-Scott Uttech [6]; 7. 4K-Kris Spitz [7]; 8. 63-Nick Matuszewski [8]; 9. 29-Hunter Custer [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 10W-Brandon McMullen [1]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 6. 23-Russel Borland [6]; 7. 11D-Joey Moughan [7]; 8. 43-Jereme Schroeder [9]; 9. 18-Keith Fellner [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 64-Scotty Thiel [2]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [3]; 3. 5X-Justin Peck [5]; 4. 85M-Steve Meyer [1]; 5. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [7]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [6]; 7. 73-Ben Schmidt [4]; 8. 95-Kenjay Fiedler [9]; 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 6. O2-Mike Reinke [6]; 7. 11-Max McGhee [1]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [7]; 9. 51-John Garvin [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 5. 26-Joey Saldana [6]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel [4]; 4. 25-Jake Blackhurst [3]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 6. 10W-Brandon McMullen [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 10V-Matt Vandervere [8]; 2. 43-Jereme Schroeder [3]; 3. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [7]; 4. 18-Keith Fellner [9]; 5. 29-Hunter Custer [10]; 6. 63-Nick Matuszewski [4]; 7. 45-Matt Wiese [5]; 8. 12-Mike Decker [11]; 9. 95-Kenjay Fiedler [2]; 10. 51-John Garvin [6]; 11. 71-Ayrton Olsen [1]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 73-Ben Schmidt [1]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 3. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [6]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 6. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [4]; 7. 11D-Joey Moughan [13]; 8. 7-Scott Uttech [10]; 9. 10V-Matt Vandervere [16]; 10. 43-Jereme Schroeder [17]; 11. 4K-Kris Spitz [14]; 12. 14F-Jimmy Fifield [15]; 13. O2-Mike Reinke [8]; 14. 11-Max McGhee [12]; 15. 23-Russel Borland [9]; 16. 65-Austin DeBlauw [11]; 17. 53W-Bill Wirth [5]

Jake Gomola wins round 3 of the Laurel Highlands Sprint Car Series at Dog Hollow Speedway

As the weather continues to play havoc on area race tracks it is inspiring to see promoters go all out to get the show in. A huge thank you to Dan Savino and his track personnel at the Dog Hollow Speedway last night for taking a huge risk and not cancelling the racing program. Many of our teams did not chance the long tows in case of a rain out while others rolled the dice and as always a big thank you to the 16 sprint car teams who came to race. Making their first Laurel Highlands starts were Vince Dougherty, Andy Cavanaugh, Jimmer Seger, while Eric Husick made his first appearance at Dog Hollow. Good to see other competitors such as Greg Dobrosky, Jake Gomola and Brian Wright join our ranks for the first time this year. Thus far Laurel Highlands has 3 of 5 events in the books with 33 drivers taking part so far. Our Race Saver region has had its share of ups and downs since our first season in 2012 however we are starting to see dividends as our car counts are finally respectable at most of our events and this wouldn't be possible without the dedication and support of the racers.

The weather last night made for a fantastic race track and everyone seemed fast and that was apparent in heat number 1 as Tyler Denochick grabbed the lead at the start and checked out with Greg Dobrosky, Jake Gomola giving chase. There was lots of great action throughout the pack and at the checker is was Tyler Denochick winning, second went to Greg Dobrosky, third Jake Gomola, fourth Randy Sterling, fifth Ron Aurand, sixth Bob Garvey, Jr., seventh Eric Husick, eighth Andy Cavanaugh.

Heat number two was also a competitive race as Drew Ritchey, Kyle Ganoe, Jonathon Jones and Brian Wright looking strong and racy. Ganoe and Ritchey started on the front row and raced into turn one with the Everett driver getting the lead with Ganoe behind. The first four cars stayed fairly close for the 8-laps with Drew Ritchey taking the win, second went to Kyle Ganoe, third Jonathon Jones, fourth Brian Wright, fifth Ryan Lynn, sixth Vince Dougherty, seventh Ray Sheetz, eighth Jimmer Seger.

For the 20-lap feature the top 3 from the two heats redrew for starting positions with Drew Ritchey pulling pill #1 putting him on the point with Jake Gomola going in second spot, Greg Dobrosky and Tyler Denochick making up row two while Kyle Ganoe and Jonathon Jones made up row three. With everyone looking fast all night the expectations were high that the feature would be a competitive one. At the green Ritchey and Gomola led the field into turn one as Gomola found a sweet spot and rocketed into the lead. The field began sorting itself out and around lap 4 the yellow came out as Greg Dobrosky got high in turn one and went down over the banking and come back out on the backstretch and at the same time Drew Ritchey stopped on turn 4 a victim of a mechanical failure. Seems bad luck follows him to Dog Hollow. As the green waived again the speedster from Seneca took off to lead with Jonathon Jones pouring on the coal and moving up to second as the race went on. Tyler Denochick and Kyle Ganoe also moved into the top spots as did Brian Wright who looked real strong all night and had his best Dog Hollow performance. One other yellow slowed the pace when Jimmer Seger's car quit running on the back stretch a victim of a mechanical failure.

At the checkered flag this is the finishing order: 1st 4J Jake Gomola, 2nd 0 Kyle Ganoe, 3rd 6 Tyler Denochick, 4th 12J Jonathon Jones, 5th 28 Brian Wright, 6th 26 Ryan Lynn, 7th 86 Ron Aurand, 8th 11x Bob Garvey, Jr., 9th 00s Randy Sterling, 10th 88 Greg Dobrosky, 11th 12H Eric Husick, 12th 99 Ray Sheetz, 13th 27 Vince Dougherty, 14th x7 Andy Cavanaugh, 15th 2 Jimmer Seger, 16th 880 Drew Ritchey.

Of quick note it was good to see Jeff Bacha attend the event and help out in the pits. Hopefully in the future he will get the new #48 race ready and rejoin Laurel Highlands. Nice to see Skip Dougherty as well, he competed in the very first Race Saver event at Dog Hollow in October of 2011 and also over the next several years, his son Vince now drives the #27. Jimmer Seger making his debut is the Father of 410 driver Jimmy Seger and I think Jimmer had a good time!!! Nice to see Andy Cavanaugh make the long tow from Oil City, he is new to sprint car racing and looked good throughout the night. Rookie Eric Husick is getting better with each race, last night was his 3rd night out with the LHSS and he looked comfortable. Our next stop is Sunday May 27th at the Fabulous Bedford Speedway.

After 3 racing events the Summer Showdown 2018 point standings are as follows:
1st Kyle Ganoe 164,
2nd Ron Aurand 123,
3rd Ryan Lynn 117,
4th Ray Sheetz 103,
 5th Brad Mellott 91,
6th Bob Garvey, Jr. 89,
7th Tyler Denochick 82,
8th Scott Lutz 80,
 9th Reed Thompson 79,
10th Randy Sterling 79,
11th Drew Ritchey 75,
12th Jonathon Jones 74,
13th Eric Husick 61,
 14th Jake Gomola 58,
 15th Ken Duke, Jr. 55,
16th Tylor Cochran 53,
17th Brian Wright 46,
18th Jim Kennedy 44,
19th Colton Hoover 42,
20th Dakota Schweikart 39,
21st Greg Dobrosky 38,
22nd Dale Schweikart 35,
23rd Donnie Hendershot 27.
24th Jeff Weaver 23,
25th Vince Dougherty 23,
 26th Matt Kline 21,
27th Andy Cavanaugh 21,
28th John Walp 19,
29th Dave Guss, Jr. 19,
30th Jimmer Seger 19,
31st Jim Wagner 13,
32nd Jim Kosnosky 0,
 33rd Jimmy White 0.