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Monday, March 18, 2019

2019 CHAMPION RACING OIL/RM RACING LUBRICANTS CENTRAL PA SPRINT CARS Presented by HOSEHEADS

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Danny Dietrich & Lucas Wolfe Take Wins

The 2019 Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars ran their second race of the 2019 season on Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Speedway. Danny Dietrich came out on top this time with a last lap pass of race leader Anthony Macri. Ryan Smith finished 2nd with Macri coming in third. Port Royal Speedway moved their opening day to next Saturday because of inclement weather. Williams Grove Speedway hosted their first show of 2019 on Sunday March 17th. Lucas Wolfe took the win over second place Danny Dietrich for his second Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars win of the year.

The series continues this coming weekend with Williams Grove Speedway moving to their regular slot on Friday nights. On Saturday March 23rd Port Royal Speedway will open their 2019 season with Lincoln Speedway running their third show of the year.

Danny Dietrich is the series point leader over Lucas Wolfe and Ryan Smith.
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After; March 17

Listing; Position, Car Number, Driver, Points, Series Wins

1.    48    Danny Dietrich        115    1
2.    24    Lucas Wolfe            100    2
3.    72    Ryan Smith            95
4.    21    Brian Montieth        54
5.    70    Brock Zearfoss        44
6.    39M    Anthony Macri        42
7.    51    Freddie Rahmer        38
8.    11    T J Stutts            30
8.    59    Jim Siegel            30
10.    99    Kyle Moody            26
10.    1x    Chad Trout            26
12.    75    Chase Dietz            25
12.    0    Rick Lafferty            25
14.    11    Dale Blaney            20
15.    39    Cory Haas            10
15.    73B    Brett Michalski        10
 
Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Point Series 2019 Up-Coming Schedule

March
22nd-Williams Grove
23rd-Lincoln
23rd-Port Royal
29th-Williams Grove
30th-Lincoln
30th-Port Royal


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First Race Under The Lights Friday At Williams Grove, Sprints & ULMS Late Models In Action March 22

Strong field of late models expected
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/17/19

Mechanicsburg - After a successful 2019 opening day event on March 17 that saw Lucas Wolfe take the win, Williams Grove Speedway will return to action with its first race of the season under the lights coming up this Friday night, March 22 at 7:30 pm when it hosts the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the season opener for the Ultimate Late Model Series.

Gates will open at 5:30 and it will be ARCH Night at the track.

The ULMS late models show at Williams Grove should be the first event of the year in the area for the mud-slinging, unbridled, wide open stock cars and as such, a great field of stockers should be in action.

The 410 sprints will race in heats and a 25 lap main paying $4,080 to win while the late models compete in time trials, heats and a 30-lap main paying $3,000 to win.

Super late model racing dates to 1963 at the historic oval and while once a weekly division at the track, late model racing at Williams Grove has become a rare sight during the last several decades.

The 2019 ULMS Late Models season kickoff at Williams Grove Speedway will mark the first time that the series has ever competed at the oval.
Jason Covert is the most recent driver to claim a late model main at the track, dating to last June.

A host of top traveling and local late model powers will be chomping at the bit to get their 2019 season underway at Williams Grove on Friday.

Among those expected to be in the field are travelers Max Blair, Centerville; Mike Wonderling, Wellsville, NY.; Mike Pegher, Cranberry Twsp.; Michael Lake, Uniontown; Jake Weaver, Corsicas; and Al Brewer, Belfast, NY.

Blair is the defending ULMS series champion having taken 10 series wins in 2018.

Local drivers too will be looking to get that first 2019 race in the books including Dylan Yoder, Jason Covert, Bryan Bernheisel and Coleby Frye.

Others who have confirmed attendance include Andy Fries, Alex Ferree, Kyle Lee and Tyler Bare.

 Some 40 late model teams are currently registered for the ULMS event.

 Gary Stuhler is the leading active driver on the oval all time late model win list with 22 victories while Bobby Goodling sits atop the list with 36.

 Adult general admission for the March 22 ULMS Late Models and sprint car show is set at $18 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.  Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

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

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Lucas Wolfe Makes It Back-To-Back Opening Day Wins At Williams Grove Sunday

3/17/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mechanicsburg – For the second year in a row, Lucas Wolfe scored the opening day main event for sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday afternoon, taking home $4,080 for the top prize.

The victory was the 20th of Mechanicsburg driver’s career at the oval and his second overall on the young season in the area.

 Wolfe began the feature from the third spot but watched as polesitter TJ Stutts took the lead at the start.

 Just after the first lap was completed, Ohio invader Cole Duncan spun on the first turn cushion and got nailed by Robbie Kendall, forcing a caution flag.

 Only another lap was scored before Dylan Cisney also spun on the turn one cushion, slowing the pace again.

 Stutts held off Anthony Macri when action resumed as Ryan Smith took third from Wolfe.

 Macri, who started alongside Stutts on the front row, didn’t alow the leader to pull away and with 10 laps completed, he was ready to mount a challenge for the lead.

 Macri went low on Stutts as the pair entered the first turn on the 12th tour and came up with control on the backstretch.

But then just as quickly as Macri made a great move to take command, he made a mistake entering the third turn when he drove in on a lapped car and hit the machine, knocking off his front wing.

 This jumbled the front runners and caused a scramble out of the fourth turn with Stutts leading back to the stripe but Wolfe having capitalized on the bunch-up to race by Smith and Macri into second, just before the yellow flag appeard for the debris.

 Macri was out of action and Wolfe chased Stutts for the restart but didn’t mount a challenge at that point.

 It took until the final three laps for Wolfe to catch Stutts as the leader’s line kept getting higher and higher out of turn four as traffic loomed ahead of him.

 The pair crossed the stripe for lap 22 with Wolfe to the leader’s inside and then moments later Wolfe darted into the lead as the pair set their cars into the first turn.

 Once Wolfe was able to get in front, he pulled away to the victory by 1.843 seconds.

 Ninth starter Danny Dietrich came on late to snare second from Stutts with Smith ending up fourth and 11th starter Dale Blaney riding home fifth.

 Sixth through 10th went to Freddie Rahmer, Brian Montieth, Chad Trout, Brock Zearfoss and Cory Haas.

 Heats went to Dietrich, Montieth and Smith.

 Indiana’s Spencer Bayston had a solid fourth place run going before withdrawing during the last half of the event.

 Freddie Rahmer motored from 24th starting spot for his finish. 

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

 Feature finish
3/17/19

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Lucas Wolfe, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. TJ Stutts, 4. Ryan Smith, 5. Dale Blaney, 6. Freddie Rahmer, 7. Brian Montieth, 8. Chad Trout, 9. Brock Zearfoss, 10. Cory Haas, 11. Jason Shultz, 12. Dylan Cisney, 13. Adrian Shaffer, 14. Justin Whittall, 15. Rick Lafferty, 16. Kyle Moody, 17. Brett Michalski, 18. Spencer Bayston, 19. Kody Lehman, 20. Chase Dietz, 21. Anthony Macri, 22. Cole Duncan, 23. Robbie Kendall

DNS: Steve Buckwalter

DANNY DIETRICH MAKES FIRST 2019 WIN AN EXCITING ONE; Harlon Leppo holds off Bill Diehl for Legends Win

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, March 23, 2019 (6 PM) 410 Sprint Cars + 358 Sprint Cars

Saturday, March 30, 2019 (6 PM) 410 Sprint Cars + 358 Sprint Cars

Saturday, April 6, 2019 (7PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Wingless Super Sportsman



Abbottstown, PA (March 16, 2019) – Danny Dietrich wowed the crowd with a last lap pass to earn his first victory of the young 2019 season. Dietrich started on the pole of the 25-lap feature, but this was not an easy win for the pole-sitter. Dietrich shared the front row with Anthony Macri. Danny got a good jump on the start and took the high side around the track, but Landon Myers spun out in turn one setting up the field for a complete restart.

Dietrich went to the high side again on the restart to take the lead. Dietrich and Macri were pulling away from the field as they hit lapped traffic on lap 5. Macri got to the top of the track coming out of turn 4 on lap 6 and it was a drag race to the flag stand for the lead with Macri as the victor.

Spencer Bayston brought out the second caution of the race on lap 9 when he came to a stop in turn 4. Bayston was the first driver with the opportunity to take advantage of a new rule revealed at the driver’s meeting earlier in the afternoon. Lincoln Speedway officials are giving driver’s two minutes in the work area after a caution in the heats, consolation races and features, if they have not crossed the half-way point of the race. This is on par with the regulations during World of Outlaw and All-Star Circuit of Champions races. Bayston initially pulled parallel to his pit stall indicating he wanted to the two minutes, but after a once over by the crew they nosed the car in.

When the caution came out on lap 9 Macri had put two lapped cars between himself and Dietrich. With the single file restart, Danny was right back in the race with Anthony.

While Dietrich and Macri were battling for the lead, Ryan Smith was making his way through the field from his sixth starting spot. Smith got around Scott Fisher for third on lap 11. On the next lap, Fisher got into the wall in turn 2 bringing out the third caution of the race. Fisher had extensive damage to the front and rear of his car, ending his day.

Dietrich went to the bottom of the track on the restart in an attempt to get by Macri for the lead, but it did not work and almost cost him second place as Smith nearly got by him in turns 3 and 4.

Danny started closing the gap to Macri as they caught the tail end of the field. Dietrich tried to get under Marci on lap 17 in turns 3 and 4 to no avail. As the leaders worked their way through lapped traffic Dietrich and Smith put on a great show as they battled for second.

Dietrich caught up to Macri on lap 22 with Smith joining in on the fun on lap 23. Danny made the move of the race with a slide job for the lead in turns 1 and 2 on the last lap. Smith followed and earned a second-place finish for the second week in a row. Macri crossed the line third. Chase Dietz finished fourth with Freddie Rahmer completing the top five.

410 Sprint Car heat winners were Scott Fisher, Anthony Macri and Danny Dietrich. Adam Wilt won the consi.

Harlon Leppo holds off Bill Diehl for Legends Win

Zachary Settle started on the pole of the 20-lap legend feature with Alex Robinson on the outside. Bill Diehl and Jeremy Hahn made up the second row. Settle led the first lap with Diehl and 5th place starter, Jeremy Ott close behind. Diehl and Ott went three-wide with Settle for the lead with Diehl darting out to the lead on the lap two.

With Diehl in the lead the first caution of the race came out on the second lap as Austin Bellamere came to a stop in turn 2. Diehl held onto the lead on the restart with the pole-sitter, Settle, getting shuffled back to 5th. While Diehl was leading the field sixth place starter, Harlon Leppo, was working his way to the front. Leppo nearly got around Ott for 2nd on lap 4. Harlon made the move to take 2nd on the next lap by working the bottom of the track.

Lap 6 saw two simultaneous drag races down the back stretch. One for 1st between Diehl and Leppo and the other for 3rd between Ott and Mason Chaney. The second caution flag came out on lap 7 as Travis Beck came to a stop in turn 4.

Leppo made a run for the lead on lap 10 and almost had Diehl at the flag stand. Harlon made it stick a lap later in turns 3 and 4 and took the lead from Bill. Looking at the lap leaders one might assume Leppo took the lead and never looked back, but that was not the case. Diehl stuck around and did not make it an easy victory for Leppo.

Travis Beck fell off the pace of the field with a spin out in turn 4 but was able to keep his car running. As the leaders caught Beck, Diehl took the lead back from Leppo on lap 15 as Leppo got caught behind Beck going down the front stretch. Diehl and Leppo were racing wheel to wheel on lap 16 for the lead with Leppo finally getting the advantage off turn 4.

Diehl was still sticking around. Leppo blocked Diehl’s line coming out of turn 2 with two laps to go, preventing Diehl from taking the lead back. The final caution of the race came on lap 18 for a four-car pile up in turn 4. Chuck Dell, Chandler Pagnotta, Tim O’Sheehan and Zach Smith were involved.

Diehl tried the top line on the restart but could not get around Leppo for the lead. It was a drag race to the finish with Leppo edging out Diehl by .463 seconds for the victory. Ott finished third. Chaney crossed the line fourth with Settle rounding out the top five.

Legend heats were won by Bill Diehl, Jeremy Ott, Alex Schmiedel and Mason Chaney. Josh Schrum and Austin Bellamere each earned a Legend consi win.

Next Saturday, March 23, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 & 358 Sprint Cars. Racing starts at 6PM with pit gates opening at 5:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 4PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com 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.



RACE RESULTS

Saturday, March 16, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,500); 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri; 4. 75-Chase Dietz; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 21-Brian Montieth; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 9. 1X-Chad Trout; 10. 99-Kyle Moody; 11. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 12. 39-Cory Haas; 13. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 14. 15-Adam Wilt; 15. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 16. 0-Rick Lafferty; 17. 11-Dale Blaney; 18. 67-Justin Whittall; 19. 19m-Landon Myers; 20. 12-Brent Shearer (DNF); 21. 69-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 22. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF); 23. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 24. 70X- Spencer Bayston (DNF) No Time.

Lap Leaders – Danny Dietrich (1-5, 25), Anthony Macri (6-24)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 21T-Scott Fisher; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 75-Chase Dietz; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 5. 19m-Landon Myers; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 7. 15-Adam Wilt; 8. 70X-Spencer Bayston; 9.17-Cole Young; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 39M-Anthony Macri; 2. 22-Cole Duncan; 3. 72-Ryan Smith; 4. 12-Brent Shearer; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 21-Brian Montieth; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 87-Alan Krimes; 10. 67-Justin Whittall (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1.48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 3. 99-Kyle Moody; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 0-Rick Lafferty; 7. 11-Dale Blaney; 8. 7-Trey Hivner; 9. 10-Joe Kata III (DNS)

410 Sprint Consi (10 laps) - 1.15-Adam Wilt; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 70X-Spencer Bayston; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 11-Dale Blaney; 6. 67-Justin Whittall; 7. 22-Cole Duncan; 8. 7-Trey Hivner; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski; 10. 17-Cole Young (DNS); 11. 10-Joe Katta III (DNS)

Pizza Shop of Etters Central PA Legends:

Central PA Legends Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 15H-Harlon Leppo ($300); 2. 53-Bill Diehl; 3. 10-Jeremy Ott; 4. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 5. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 6. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 7. 19-Travis Perry; 8. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 9. 95-Alex Schmiedel; 10. 30-Alex Robinson; 11. 93-Brent Marquis; 12. 94-Greg Burd; 13. 5C-Josh Schrum; 14. 26-Shaun Abney; 15. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 16. 31-Travis Beck; 17. 75-Chandler Pagnotta (DNF); 18. 41-Chuck Dell (DNF); 19. 00-Tim O’Sheehan (DNF); 20. 78-Zach Smith (DNF); 21. 0-Blaine Leppo (DNF); 22. 30K-Seth Kerchner (DNF); 23. 51-Travis McClelland (DNF); 24. 8A-Austin Bellemare (DNF) No Time.

Lap Leaders – Bill Diehl (1-10, 15), Harlon Leppo (11-14, 16-20)

Central PA Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 3. 19-Travis Perry; 4. 00-Tim O’Sheehan; 5. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 6. 61-Shaun Miller; 7. UGLY-Mike McClane; 8. 43-Brandon Reiblich; 9.42-Scott Lee; 10. 14H-Mike Howard Jr.; 11. 4-Eli Dodge (DNS) Time: 2:43

Central PA Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 3. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 4. 94-Greg Burd; 5. 5C-Josh Schrum; 6. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 7. 41-Chuck Dell; 8. 8-Robert Shaw; 9. 9-Justin Cunningham; 10. 85-Michael Goldsmith Time: 2:39

Central PA Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1.95-Alex Schmiedel; 2. 93-Brent Marquis; 3. 30-Alex Robinson; 4. 30K-Seth Kerchner; 5. 31-Travis Beck; 6. 88-Don Butler; 7. 1-Eugene Drew; 8. 83J-James Snow; 9. 0-Blaine Leppo; 10. 77A-Don Butler; 11. 13-Ron Blizzard Jr.

Central PA Legends Heat Four Finish (8 laps) - 1.8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 78-Zach Smith; 3. 18H-Jeremy Hahn; 4. 51-Travis McClelland; 5. 8A-Austin Bellemare; 6. 26-Shaun Abney; 7. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 8. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 9. 77-Rick Blizzard; 10. 39-Bonnie Lee

Central PA Legends Consi #1 (8 laps) - 1.5C-Josh Schrum; 2. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 3. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 4. 41-Chuck Dell; 5. 61-Shaun Miller; 6. 8B-Robert Shaw; 7. 9-Justin Cunningham; 8. 4-Eli Dodge; 9. UGLY-Mike McClane; 10. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 11. 43-Brandon Reiblich; 12. 14H-Mike Howard Jr. (DNF); 13. 42-Scott Lee (DNF)

Central PA Legends Consi #2 (8 laps) - 1. 8-Austin Bellemare; 2. 26-Shawun Abney; 3. 0-Blaine Leppo; 4. 31-Travis Beck; 5. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 6. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 7. 77-Rick Blizzard; 8. 1-Eugene Drew; 9. 39-Bonnie Lee; 10. 88-Don Butler (DNF); 11. 83J-James Snow (DNF); 12. 77A-Rick Blizzard (DNF); 13. 13-Ron Blizzard Jr. (DNF)

‘COWBOY UP’ Schuchart bucks wild Stockton to become sixth different winner in seven races

STOCKTON, CA — MARCH 16, 2019 — Blue and orange confetti painted the landscape around Logan Schuchart, who climbed to the top wing of his Shark Racing Sprint Car with the checkered flag in one hand and other pointing to the sky.

Thousands of fans cheered, and the first-time winner this season, Schuchart, cheered with them in Victory Lane at the Stockton Dirt Track.

It was a scene that could have looked much different for Schuchart until about five laps to go in Saturday night’s World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series 30-lap FVP Platinum Battery Showdown.

Shark Racing showed they were the apex predator from the start of the event. Hanover, Pa. native Schuchart was quickest in practice, and backed that up qualifying second behind teammate Jacob Allen. He then won his Heat race and drew the pole for the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, which he also won.

At the start of the Feature, Schuchart and Allen dueled side-by-side in front for less than half a lap before Schuchart shot to the lead. Four cautions in the first six laps never allowed him to get into a rhythm, but he maintained the lead each restart.

Lurking behind him, though, was Bixby, Okla., native Shane Stewart — equally as hungry for his first Series win of the season, after finishing outside the top-10 the day prior. When restarting on lap six, Stewart did not let Schuchart out of his sight. With each passing lap he inched closer and closer to the red-and-white Drydene-sponsored #1s.

Coming off of turn four on lap 11, Schuchart, who had kept his car on the high side of the track, hit a rut, about bounced his car completely off the ground and into the wall, and lost the lead to Stewart.

“I was running pretty hard when I was out by myself,” Schuchart said. “That’s what kind of got me in trouble. I almost flipped the thing, bouncing around, jumping up and down.”

He added to stay consistent on the rough track conditions you had to “cowboy up.”

While Stewart began to pull away to close to a half a track lead, Schuchart didn’t lose hope. He knew Stewart would face the same rough conditions running the top side of the track — providing the potential for his own mistake.

But he never made one. Even when navigating lap traffic. Schuchart still didn’t give up hope.

“I knew he was going to have the same issues, he’s going to want to get out front and stand on it,” Schuchart said. “You can count on probably some more yellows, because we were having one right after the other.”

On lap 23, he got one. Kasey Kahne stopped on the front stretch when his right rear tire gave up, with debris left in turn four. When the race went back green, Stewart maintained the point once again. Until a lap later. His paced slowed, and Schuchart shot by Stewart for the lead with Brad Sweet following to surge into second place. Shortly after, Stewart was off the track in turn three with a flat right rear tire.

“They were saying some stuff may have broke off of Kasey’s (Kahne) car when I was trying to get around him, and I must have ran something over,” Stewart said. “Just one of those deals.”

When the race went back green, Schuchart took command of the lead once again and drove his car into Victory Lane, claiming his ninth World of Outlaws win.

“I thought his (Stewart’s) right rear looked a little low, but I’m not going to be the guy running second and tell him his tire is low, but I knew he wasn’t going to give up,” Schuchart said. “I’m just happy for this whole team. It’s very rewarding for all of their hard work to be able to get a win this early in the season.”

Schuchart is the sixth different Series winner this year in seven races. Carson Macedo, who was the fifth different winner this season Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway pulled off another impressive run finishing seventh after starting 23rd – making him the KSE Hard Charger of the night.

Having as equally of an impressive run was Sheldon Haudenschild, who started 25th using a provisional and finished 10th.

Even though Stewart’s promising night ended with disappointment, he is still leaving with newfound confidence.

“I think we made some big gains throughout the night and learned a lot of stuff,” Stewart said. “We continue to learn. Even Barry (Jackson), you know, he’s been out here a long, long time. But he is dealing with a new driver, so we’re still trying to learn each other. We’re getting better.”

Schuchart’s win moves him to fourth in the Series’ championship points – tied with Macedo, 58 points behind leader Daryn Pittman. The Oklahoma driver finished 11th for his California-based Roth Motorsports team, allowing 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz, who finished 8th, to continue to close the points deficit to just four points.

Quietly closing on the two points leaders is Sweet, who finished second two nights in a row – now 10 points behind Pittman.

“Tonight, it took some juevos, you had to get up on the wheel and try to hammer through the holes (in the track),” Sweet said. “Logan did a good job. It was kind of survival there… Two seconds place, we’re knocking on the door (of the points lead).”

While Sweet took his second-place finish with stride, Schuchart basked in the glory of his win in Victory Lane, confetti still floating to the ground and fans still cheering.

“The fans are awesome (in California),” Schuchart said. “They’re very passionate. It’s awesome to win in front of this great crowd.”

The Series will make its next stop on the California tour Saturday, March 22, at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif. and Saturday, March 23, at Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif.

As always, you can catch all the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com.

For tickets and more information, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$5,500]; 3. 7S-Tim Kaeding [13][$3,200]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12][$2,800]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto [9][$2,500]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [14][$2,300]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [23][$2,200]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$2,100]; 9. 26-Cory Eliason [8][$2,050]; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [25][$1,200]; 11. 83-Daryn Pittman [16][$1,500]; 12. O-Bud Kaeding [24][$1,200]; 13. 5-Shane Stewart [4][$1,100]; 14. 17W-Shane Golobic [18][$1,050]; 15. 41-David Gravel [20][$1,000]; 16. 18-Ian Madsen [22][$900]; 17. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [6][$800]; 18. 45-Chad Kemenah [15][$800]; 19. 29-Willie Croft [5][$800]; 20. 9-Kasey Kahne [11][$800]; 21. 5H-Cole Macedo [17][$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$800]; 23. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3][$800]; 24. 4-Terry McCarl [21][$800]; 25. 21-Brian Brown [19][$800]; Lap Leaders: Logan Schuchart 1-11, 24-30, Shane Stewart 12-23; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Carson Macedo[+16]

Qualifying - 1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.873; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.889; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.895; 4. 29-Willie Croft, 12.9; 5. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.95; 6. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.985; 7. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.011; 8. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.056; 9. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.057; 10. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.059; 11. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.061; 12. 41-David Gravel, 13.064; 13. 4-Terry McCarl, 13.092; 14. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.133; 15. 45-Chad Kemenah, 13.135; 16. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.14; 17. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 13.16; 18. 17W-Shane Golobic, 13.175; 19. 21-Brian Brown, 13.197; 20. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.201; 21. 5H-Cole Macedo, 13.229; 22. 31C-Justyn Cox, 13.268; 23. 16A-Colby Copeland, 13.273; 24. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.287; 25. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.289; 26. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.313; 27. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.34; 28. 19-Brent Marks, 13.353; 29. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.394; 30. 7-Jason Sides, 13.397; 31. 21P-Robbie Price, 13.433; 32. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.529; 33. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.58; 34. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.637; 35. 83T-Tanner Carrick, 14.15

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - 1. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 3. 88N-DJ Netto [7]; 4. 7S-Tim Kaeding [5]; 5. 5H-Cole Macedo [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [9]; 9. 4-Terry McCarl [4]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic [5]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [7]; 7. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi [9]; 8. 31C-Justyn Cox [6]; 9. 7-Jason Sides [8]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 5-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 9-Kasey Kahne [3]; 4. 45-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [5]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7]; 7. 16A-Colby Copeland [6]; 8. 21P-Robbie Price [8]; 9. 83T-Tanner Carrick [9]

Heat #4 (8 Laps) - 1. 29-Willie Croft [1]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [5]; 5. 41-David Gravel [3]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [7]; 8. O-Bud Kaeding [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [3]; 5. 29-Willie Croft [5]; 6. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [8]; 8. 26-Cory Eliason [7]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - 1. 4-Terry McCarl [2][-]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1][-]; 3. 2-Carson Macedo [6][-]; 4. O-Bud Kaeding [12][-]; 5. 16A-Colby Copeland [4][$300]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9][$250]; 7. 83T-Tanner Carrick [15][$225]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [13][$200]; 9. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi [14][$200]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [8][$200]; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$200]; 12. 21P-Robbie Price [11][$200]; 13. 31C-Justyn Cox [3][$200]; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5][$200]; 15. 7-Jason Sides [10][$200]

Saturday, March 16, 2019

ROOKIE REIGNS California rookie Macedo conquers Mini Gold Cup with veteran moves

CHICO, CA — March 15, 2019 — “Rookie” is a title Carson Macedo will hear before his name throughout the 2019 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series tour, but at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., it should be “veteran.”

Or “winner.”

Lemoore, Calif., native, Macedo, bested 34-time Series winner, and Grass Valley, Calif., native, Brad Sweet in a spectacular dual on Friday night at the quarter-mile speedway, to claim his second ever Series win and second at the track — his first win came in 2014.

His advantage; it’s a track he grew up racing on. Local knowledge that paid off as he led an all-Outlaw podium sweep in the Mini Gold Cup presented by Riebes NAPA AUTO PARTS.

“I’ve raced here so much and just know the characteristics of it,” Macedo said. “It’s not a big part of winning these races, but it gives you that edge. It’s a home track for me.”

Sweet is no stranger to Silver Dollar Speedway, though. He, too, grew up racing at the track, and won a race there last year.

Having led more than half the race, Sweet looked to be en route to his second win at the speedway. Last week’s Feature winner at Thunderbowl Raceway, Ian Madsen – who ended up third – hunted Sweet for most of the race with enough speed to potentially make his own challenge for the lead. But then came Macedo.

From his seventh starting spot, Macedo raced much like his car owner Kyle Larson so often does — on the cushion lap after lap. Never considering another line. That confidence almost cost him, though. About half way through the race, he hit a rut on the high side of the track, throwing his car of balance and dropping from fourth to fifth.

That didn’t deter the young rookie’s victory lust. Continuing to stick to the high side of the track, he fought his way into the top three and then traded slide jobs with Madsen for second. In the lead Sweet had a different mentality then Macedo. He stuck to the bottom of the track — a move that ultimately proved to be his downfall.

On a restart with 15 laps to, Macedo got a strong enough run off turn four to slide under Sweet going into turn one and steal the lead. Madsen, on the bottom of the track, tried to best them both, edging Macedo for the lead out of turn two. He couldn’t compete with Macedo’s strength on the high side, though. Once Macedo cleared Madsen, the race was his.

“I had been getting some pretty good runs off of four on the top, with people in front of me, so I knew without anyone there I could get a run on him (Sweet) going down the front stretch,” Macedo said.

Sweet knows his rookie mistake was staying on the bottom of the track.

“Obviously, I made a mistake there, and stayed on the bottom probably one or two restarts too long,” Sweet said. “It was just really hard to get me to change my mind because I kept winning the restarts. But I really felt vulnerable on the restart, so it was no surprise when Carson got by me. You have to be perfect to win these races.”

Madsen went into the Series’ month-long California tour unsure how he’ll perform at the Golden State short tracks, claiming he’s not good at them. In two races, he’s secured two podium finishes — one being a victory.

“It’s (California) has been really good to us, so far,” Madsen said. “We’ve had an awesome race car ever since we got here. I just have to thank my crew for that.”

Macedo also credited his crew for his winning performance, including his crew chief Joe Gaerte, who he called “his hero.” Macedo drove for Gaerte in the All Star Circuit of Champions Series last year, finishing second in points.

With a win in the first six races of the more than 90 race World of Outlaws schedule, Macedo said it won’t change how he approaches the remainder of the season.

“I think I’m just going to race exactly the same,” he said. “Just drive every lap like it’s my last. Wherever the cards fall at the end of the year at the banquet, that’s what they’ll be.”

He currently sits fourth in the Series’ championship points — 66 points behind leader Daryn Pittman.

Pittman, who was coming off two second place finishes in a row, managed to salvage a ninth-place finish after starting 18th. He continues to lead the championship standings for California car owners Dennis and Teresa Roth over second place Donny Schatz, who finished fourth and cut his points deficit in half, now only 10 points behind Pittman.

The Series will make its next stop on the California tour Saturday, March 16, at the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., where Macedo hopes to utilize his veteran California track skills to once again be called, “winner.”

As always, you can catch all the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com.

For tickets and more information, go to www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) - 1. 2-Carson Macedo [7][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$5,500]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [4][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$2,800]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [14][$2,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$2,300]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5][$2,200]; 8. 17W-Shane Golobic [12][$2,100]; 9. 83-Daryn Pittman [18][$2,050]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [6][$2,000]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [24][$1,500]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [17][$1,200]; 13. 16A-Colby Copeland [23][$1,100]; 14. 5-Shane Stewart [25][$250]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$1,000]; 16. 41-David Gravel [21][$900]; 17. 88N-DJ Netto [19][$800]; 18. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi [10][$800]; 19. 9-Kasey Kahne [22][$800]; 20. 26-Cory Eliason [16][$800]; 21. 121-Justin Sanders [8][$800]; 22. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [9][$800]; 23. 7S-Tim Kaeding [3][$800]; 24. 92-Andy Forsberg [20][$800]; 25. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$800]; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen [26][$]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-20, Carson Macedo 21-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 87-Aaron Reutzel[+13]

Qualifying Flight-A - 1. 2-Carson Macedo, 11.536; 2. 9-Kasey Kahne, 11.553; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 11.597; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.692; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.717; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 11.759; 7. 121-Justin Sanders, 11.762; 8. 83T-Tanner Carrick, 11.768; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.772; 10. 88N-DJ Netto, 11.778; 11. 19-Brent Marks, 11.853; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.895; 13. O-Bud Kaeding, 11.903; 14. 21-Brian Brown, 11.943; 15. 21P-Robbie Price, 11.955; 16. 5-Shane Stewart, 11.969; 17. 5H-Cole Macedo, 12.118; 18. 21W-Jake Wheeler, 12.17; 19. 28-Mark Herz, 14.325; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart, NT

Qualifying Flight-B - 1. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.551; 2. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 11.56; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman, 11.575; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic, 11.671; 5. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi, 11.682; 6. 92-Andy Forsberg, 11.682; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.695; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.7; 9. 29-Willie Croft, 11.744; 10. 41-David Gravel, 11.768; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.794; 12. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.867; 13. 45-Chad Kemenah, 11.874; 14. 16A-Colby Copeland, 11.96; 15. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.067; 16. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.231; 17. 4-Terry McCarl, 12.335; 18. 7-Jason Sides, 12.346; 19. 31C-Justyn Cox, NT

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - 1. 2-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 121-Justin Sanders [4]; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 6. O-Bud Kaeding [7]; 7. 5H-Cole Macedo [9]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 9. 21P-Robbie Price [8]; 10. 28-Mark Herz [10]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (10 Laps) - 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto [5]; 6. 5-Shane Stewart [8]; 7. 83T-Tanner Carrick [4]; 8. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 9. 9-Kasey Kahne [1]; 10. 21W-Jake Wheeler [9]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - 1. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 3. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi [3]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 6. 29-Willie Croft [5]; 7. 4-Terry McCarl [9]; 8. 31C-Justyn Cox [10]; 9. 45-Chad Kemenah [7]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (10 Laps) - 1. 7S-Tim Kaeding [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic [2]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 5. 92-Andy Forsberg [3]; 6. 41-David Gravel [5]; 7. 16A-Colby Copeland [7]; 8. 7-Jason Sides [9]; 9. 33M-Mason Daniel [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 7S-Tim Kaeding [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [7]; 8. 121-Justin Sanders [8]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - 1. 41-David Gravel [4][-]; 2. 9-Kasey Kahne [1][-]; 3. 16A-Colby Copeland [8][-]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [10][-]; 5. O-Bud Kaeding [7][$300]; 6. 5-Shane Stewart [11][$250]; 7. 29-Willie Croft [2][$225]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][$200]; 9. 83T-Tanner Carrick [5][$200]; 10. 45-Chad Kemenah [6][$200]; 11. 21-Brian Brown [9][$200]; 12. 21P-Robbie Price [12][$200]

C-Main (10 Laps) - 1. 5-Shane Stewart [3][-]; 2. 21P-Robbie Price [1][-]; 3. 31C-Justyn Cox [8][$150]; 4. 5H-Cole Macedo [5][$150]; 5. 33M-Mason Daniel [2][$150]; 6. 4-Terry McCarl [4][$125]; 7. 28-Mark Herz [9][$125]; 8. 7-Jason Sides [6][$125]; 9. 21W-Jake Wheeler [7][$125]

Friday, March 15, 2019

Port Royal- March 16- Cancelled

Following a successful test and tune session held at the speedway and after listening to the input of our regular drivers, Port Royal Speedway has made the decision to cancel this Saturday’s March 16th opening race weekend.

 

Early forecasts for the week showed a favorable weather outlook, however Old Man Winter has once again reared it’s head and presented us with tough conditions.

 

With temperatures expected to reach a high of only 42 degrees and projected 15 MPH winds, creating a real-feel start time temperature of 35 degrees at 4pm, multiple teams expressed concerns about potential wear on motors and equipment. We also want to allow for fans attending to enjoy the races and as a result feel this is the best solution for everyone.

 

However, we will return next week on March 23rd and 24th with a huge weekend at the Speed Palace for drivers and fans alike with our first 2 race weekend of the year.


Saturday, March 23rd will serve as the official opening day at the Juniata County oval and will showcase the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars, the ULMS Late Models ($3000 to win) and the Mason Dixon Limited Late Models ($1250 to win).

 

Sunday will mark the return of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Big Block Modifieds paying $5,000 to win as part of a $25,000 purse structure. 10th place will get $1,000 and drivers will get $400 to take the green flag. The ULMS Late Models will also be on the card vying for $3000 winners share.

 

Saturday Prices and Start Times:

 

General Admission- $20

Students (12-18)- $10

Pit Pas- $32

 

Gates Open at 1PM WITH A 4PM Start Time

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Sunday Prices and Start Times:

 

General Admission- $25

Students (12-18)- $15

Pits- $35

 

Gates Open at 11AM, Hot Laps at 1:15PM and Racing Starts at 2PM

HOPEFUL HEALING


World of Outlaws ‘California Fire Relief Tour’ opening eyes to devastating wildfires

CHICO, CA – Racing is not the only focus of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series this weekend.

The Series’ California Fire Relief Tour kicks off Friday at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., and Saturday at Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif., in an effort to assist the thousands of Northern and Southern California residents still healing from last year’s devastating wildfires.

From Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday, March 15, to Saturday, March 30, at Perris Auto Speedway, $1 of every ticket sold will be donated directly to California fire relief. Also, $5 from each Outlaws California Fire Relief Tour shirt sold will be donated to California fire relief, which helps those effected by the fire.

Many effected by the fire thought they’d return to a normal life, having lived through fires before.

Kyle Hirst, who won his first World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race at Silver Dollar Speedway in 2017, heard what he thought was rain, not thinking the wildfire was near his Paradise, Calif., home. It wasn’t rain. It was ash. He and his wife packed up what they needed and left with their daughter.

When they eventually returned, among the ashes of what were once homes, they were fortunate to be one of the lucky ones to return to a home. However, Hirst’s shop behind the house was not as fortunate. Race suits, helmets, stacks of trophies, including from his win at Silver Dollar Speedway, and more gone. Now just a few pieces of burnt scrap metal.

He said fortunately for him, he races for Roth Motorsports, so he didn’t have cars or too many tools in the shop when the fire came through. Just stacks of he and his dad’s trophies. Years of memories he said he can no longer share with his kid.

But he still has a home to return to. Just not for a while, though, due to contaminated water in the area. For now, Hirst said he is able to rent a home from a friend. He plans to return, but knows it’ll take months and years before the rubble of burned homes around his are cleaned up.

“I’ll be outside playing with my daughter and this is what she’ll see,” Hirst said, pointing out the charred debris across the street from him.

The majority of the damage throughout Paradise, Calif., happened in the first 12 hours of the fire, according to firemen at the Chico Fire Department, who bravely battled the fire. They were donated tickets to Friday’s race at Silver Dollar Speedway, and more tickets throughout the Tour will be donated to local firemen.

Fans unable to attend the races in California that would like to participate can purchase the Outlaws California Fire Relief Tour shirt online at store.worldofoutlaws.com and are able to purchase additional tickets to donate to local firemen at WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.

2019 CHAMPION RACING OIL/RM RACING LUBRICANTS CENTRAL PA SPRINT CARS Presented by HOSEHEADS

 with associate sponsors; ButlerBuilt Seats, Conroy “Pneu” Control, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Maxim Chassis, Capitol Renegade, Fast Tees, J&S Fabrication and LaSalle Racing Engines.

 Lucas Wolfe Wins The Season Opener

The 2018 Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars ran their first race of the 2019 season on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Speedway. The season opener was delayed two weekends and one day by winter weather. 2018 Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars champion Lucas Wolfe started on the pole and led all 30 laps for the Icebreaker 30 victory. Ryan Smith and Danny Dietrich finished 2nd and 3rd.

The season continues this coming weekend with a return to Lincoln Speedway and also opening day at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday March 16th. Williams Grove Speedway opens their 2019 season the following day on Sunday March 17th. 

RM Racing Lubricants has joined Champion Racing Oil as co-sponsor of the 2019 season of the Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Point Series presented by Hoseheads.com.

This year The Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA season runs an extensive schedule of 104 events at eleven different tracks mostly in Pennsylvania with one stop in Maryland and two in New Jersey. The series will pay out $20,000 prize money to the top 10 drivers at the end of the 2019 season. The season runs for nine months, March through November.
 
“It is extremely important for Champion to identify a racing & performance partner like RM Racing lubricants that shares the same goals and has the ability to provide racers and enthusiasts with first class service and product support,” said Karl Dedolph, Director of the Racing and Performance Division for Champion. “Rich Matthie and his team clearly fit the stringent criteria we identified to distribute our products and be a co-title sponsor of the Central PA Series.”

In addition to racing oils, RM Racing Lubricants supplies racing gear oils, brake fluid, additives, aerosols, coolants, transmission fluids, diesel engine oils, passenger car motor oils, hot rod oils, muscle car oils, and over 100 other Champion products. Established over 8 years ago as a Champion Master Warehouse Distributor, they have become a leader in Canada and the Northeastern Region of the United States.

With a dedicated team and quality products, RM Racing Lubricants is able to provide racers and car enthusiasts with oils and lubricants they can trust. If you’d like more information please in Niagara Falls, NY and Welland, Ontario / Phone: 1-905-658-7509

  Champion Racing Oil, RM Racing Lubricants, Hoseheads.com, Maxim Chassis, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Conroy Pneu-Control, Capitol Renegade, Fast Tees, LaSalle Racing Engines and J&S Fabrication have all provided towards the $20,000 point fund.
  Product discount certificates will be provided to the top 10 in points by Wings Unlimited, Panchos Racing Products, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Keizer Aluminum Wheels,  Zemco Speed Equipment, Triple X Race Co, ATL Fuel Cells, J&J Auto Racing, Smith Titanium, Indy Race Parts, King Racing Products, Rider Racing Engines, Racing Electronics, Red Robin, DMI Inc, Kevin Nouse Designs
    Caskey Group & AL Driveline. 
Without the above sponsors the point series payout would not be possible. Thank you to all of them.

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                CENTRAL PA SPRINT CARS
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After; March 10th, 2019

Listing; position, car number, driver, points, series wins

1.       24    Lucas Wolfe          50       1
2.       72    Ryan Smith            35
3.       48    Danny Dietrich       30
4.       0       Rick Lafferty           25
5.       21    Brian Montieth       20
6.       70    Brock Zearfoss      18
7.       99    Kyle Moody              16
8.       59    Jim Siegel                14
9.       39    Anthony Macri            12
10.    73B    Brett Michalski         10

 
Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Point Series 2019 Schedule

March
10th-Lincoln Lucas Wolfe
16th-Lincoln
16th-Port Royal
17th-Williams Grove
22nd-Williams Grove
23rd-Lincoln
23rd-Port Royal
29th-Williams Grove
30th-Lincoln
30th-Port Royal


April
5th-Williams Grove
6th-Lincoln
6th-Port Royal
7th-BAPS
12th-Williams Grove ASCoC
13th-Lincoln
13th-Port Royal ASCoC
14th-Bedford ASCoC
19th-Williams Grove
20th-Lincoln
20th-Port Royal
26th-Williams Grove
27th-Lincoln
27th-Port Royal
28th-Selinsgrove


May
3rd-Williams Grove
4th-Lincoln
4th-Port Royal
5th-BAPS
10th-Williams Grove
11th-Lincoln
11th-Port Royal
15th-Lincoln WoO
17th-Williams Grove WoO
18th-Williams Grove WoO
19th-Hagerstown MD
21st-Bridgeport NJ WoO
24th-Williams Grove
25th-Lincoln
25th-Port Royal Weikert Memorial
26th-Port Royal Weikert Memorial
31st-Williams Grove

June
1st-Lincoln
6th-BAPS
7th-Williams Grove
8th-Lincoln
8th-Port Royal
14th-Williams Grove
15th-Lincoln
15th-Port Royal
21st-Williams Grove
22nd-Lincoln
22nd-Port Royal
28th-Williams Grove PA Speedweek
29th-Lincoln PA Speedweek
30th-Selinsgrove PA Speedweek


July
1st-Lincoln PA Speedweek
2nd-Grandview PA Speedweek
3rd-Port Royal PA Speedweek
4th-Hagerstown MD PA Speedweek
5th-Williams Grove PA Speedweek
6th-Port Royal PA Speedweek
12th-Williams Grove
13th-Lincoln
13th-Port Royal
16th-New Egypt NJ
19th-Williams Grove
20th-Lincoln
20th-Port Royal
26th-Williams Grove WoO
27th-Williams Grove WoO


August
2nd-Williams Grove
3rd-Lincoln
3rd-Port Royal
10th-Lincoln
16th-Williams Grove
17th-Lincoln
17th-Port Royal
18th-Trailway
22nd-Grandview ASCoC
23rd-Williams Grove ASCoC
24th-Lincoln ASCoC
24th-Port Royal
25th-BAPS ASCoC
30th-Williams Grove
31st-Lincoln
31st-Port Royal


September
1st-Selinsgrove
2nd-Port Royal
6th-Port Royal ASCoC
7th-Port Royal ASCoC
13th-Williams Grove
14th-Selinsgrove
19th-BAPS
20th-Williams Grove
21st-Lincoln ASCoC Dirt Classic
22nd-Hagerstown ASCoC
27th-Williams Grove
28th-Lincoln


October
4th-Williams Grove WoO
5th-Williams Grove WoO
12th-BAPS
19th-Port Royal
25th-Port Royal WoO
26th-Port Royal WoO


November
16th-BAPS


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Monday, March 11, 2019

LUCAS WOLFE GOES WIRE TO WIRE FOR ICEBREAKER 30 WIN

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Saturday, March 16, 2019 (2 PM) 410 Sprint Cars + Central PA Legends

Saturday, March 23, 2019 (6 PM) 410 Sprint Cars + 358 Sprint Cars

Saturday, March 30, 2019 (6 PM) 410 Sprint Cars + 358 Sprint Cars



Abbottstown, PA (March 10, 2019) – For the second year in a row, Lucas Wolfe drew the pole position in the Ice Breaker redraw. This year had a happier ending for Wolfe as he parked his car in victory lane after the 30-lap feature to take home $4,000.

Lucas led all 30 laps in a feature that saw over half the field end the race in the pits instead of on the track. The first caution came at the start of the race as last year’s Ice Breaker winner, Chad Trout, got tangled with Glenndon Forsythe on the front stretch. Wolfe got a good jump over Ryan Smith on the restart and led the 23-car field into turn 1.

The leaders caught the tail end of the field by lap five with Lucas leading Smith, Danny Dietrich, Tim Glatfelter and Rick Lafferty. The top five were all running the bottom of the track and Smith and Dietrich were closing the gap as Wolfe worked his way through lapped traffic. When asked in victory lane about Smith getting some good runs on him Wolfe said it was hard to judge how close he was in traffic.

Freddie Rahmer brought out the first red flag of the afternoon on lap 16 after flipping through turns 3 and 4. Track officials opened the red flag to allow teams to add additional tear-offs. Defending track champion, Brian Montieth, tried the high side of turns 1 and 2 on the restart which turned out to be the wrong groove as he got shuffled back through the field. Thanks to Anthony Macri, who ran over the restart cone resulting in a complete restart, Montieth got his sixth-place spot back. Macri restarted at the tail-end of the field.

Montieth got around Glatfelter for fifth on lap 19 as the red flag came out again for Tyler Esh. Esh took a nasty trip down the front stretch, completely flattening his wing. Glatfelter got upside down in turn 2 on the restart bringing out the last red flag of the race. On the next restart, Chase Dietz almost lost it in the same spot as Glatfelter, but lucky for Dietz he was able to keep his wheels under him bringing out the yellow flag.

The top four, Wolfe, Smith, Dietrich and Lafferty, had pulled away from the rest of the field as they approached lapped traffic with three laps to go. Just as things were about to get interesting, the final caution of the race came out with two laps to go as Scott Fisher came to a stop on the front stretch.

Once Wolfe took the green flag one last time there was no looking back and he took the checkered flag nearly a second over Smith. Dietrich crossed the line third, Lafferty was fourth and Montieth held onto fifth.

The Hampden Automotive heat winners were Rick Lafferty, Kyle Moody and Brian Montieth.

Two 358 Sprint Car regulars put on a 410 wing Sunday afternoon, Ashley Cappetta and Dylan Norris. Norris got a flat tire during his heat race and finished 19th in the feature. Cappetta did not run her heat and finished 20th in the feature.

Next Saturday, March 16, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars and Central PA Legends. Racing starts at 2PM with pit gates opening at 11:30AM and grandstand gates opening at Noon.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com 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.



RACE RESULTS

Sunday, March 10, 2019

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY

Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe ($4,000); 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 0-Rick Lafferty; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 7. 99-Kyle Moody; 8. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski; 11. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 12. 19m-Landon Myers (DNF); 13. 75-Chase Dietz (DNF); 14. 69-Tim Glatfelter (DNF); 15. 12-Tyler Esh (DNF); 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 17. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 18. 5c-Dylan Cisney (DNF); 19. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 20. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF); 21. 87-Alan Krimes (DNF); 22. 1X-Chad Trout (DNF); 23. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); No Time.

Lap Leaders – Lucas Wolfe (1-30)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 0-Rich Lafferty; 2. 19m-Landon Myers; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri; 7. 87-Alan Krimes; 8. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 99-Kyle Moody; 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher; 7. 12-Tyler Esh; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF)

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1.21-Brian Montieth; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski; 6. 75-Chase Dietz; 7. 5c-Dylan Cisney (DNF)

Williams Grove Kicks Off 2019 ULMS Late Model Season With Big Show Under The Lights March 22

Super stock cars and 410 sprints in action for first night race of season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/10/19

Mechanicsburg - Super late model racing is no stranger to the history of Williams Grove Speedway as the mighty stock cars were once a weekly division at the track.

And anytime the super late models get to return to the giant oval these days, stock car fans get a treat and such a treat lies in store coming up on Friday night, March 22 at 7:30 pm when the Ultimate Late Model Series kicks off its 2019 campaign at no where else than Williams Grove Speedway.

The 2019 ULMS Late Models season kickoff at Williams Grove Speedway will mark the first time that the series has ever competed at the oval.

The ULMS main event will pay $3,000 to win and go 30 laps in distance.

The 410 sprints will also be on the March 22 racing card, the first show to be held under the lights at Williams Grove in 2019.

A host of top traveling late model powers will be chomping at the bit to get their 2019 season underway at Williams Grove, many if not most of them ready to race in their first event of the season anywhere.
Among those expected to be in the field are travelers Max Blair, Centerville; Mike Wonderling, Wellsville, NY.; Mike Pegher, Cranberry Twsp.; Michael Lake, Uniontown; Jake Weaver, Corsicas; and Al Brewer, Belfast, NY.

Blair is the defending ULMS series champion having taken 10 series wins in 2018.

Local drivers too will be looking to get that first 2019 race in the books including Dylan Yoder, Jason Covert, Bryan Bernheisel and Coleby Frye.

Covert won the only late model race to be completed at Williams Grove last season.

Gary Stuhler is the leading active driver on the oval all time late model win list with 22 victories.

Gates for the big March Friday night program at Williams Grove Speedway are slated to open at 5:30 pm with late model time trials slated for 7:30 pm.

Adult general admission for the March 22 ULMS Late Models and sprint car show is set at $16 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.  Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

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

Williams Grove Opens This Sunday With 410 Sprints

Free Hoosier Merch For Fans When Gates Open At Noon, Wolfe To Meet Fans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/10/19
Mechanicsburg - Williams Grove Speedway will raise the curtain on the 2019 racing season coming up this Sunday, March 17 at 2 pm when it hosts the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars in an event paying $4,080 to win.

Presented by Hoosier, gates for the first event of the season will open at noon with warm ups slated for 1:30 pm.

The defending opening day winner and Williams Grove Speedway track champion, Lucas Wolfe will be on hand at the main grandstand entrance to meet and greet fans and sign autographs from noon until 12:45 pm.

Courtesy of Hoosier, opening day fans will be treated to FREE Hoosier merch at the ticket gates including hats, hoodies, t-shirts, seat cushions and can coolers.  Prizes will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.

The Sunday afternoon season lidlifter will feature the 410 sprints only in heat races and a 25-lap feature event.

Last year in the opener on March 11, Wolfe led the field from start to finish to record his first ever Williams Grove opening day event.

The initial start of the 25 lap main for the 410 sprints was red-flagged when Phoenixville’s Brian Montieth vaulted into a series of flips in the second corner. 

Wolfe then went to work from the pole position to take control in the event ahead of Ohio invader Caleb Helms.

The first 22 laps of the race went non-stop with Wolfe entering lapped traffic on the seventh tour while pulling away.

And by the time the caution flag unfurled with three laps to go, Wolfe had built up a 9.077 second lead over Helms.

Ninth starter Greg Hodnett made the most of the final three laps once action resumed, getting by Helms on the final circuit for second.

Wolfe took the win by 1.645 seconds over Hodnett with Helms in third followed by Rahmer and Brock Zearfoss.

Adult general admission for the 2019 season opener is set at $15 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.  Youth ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.
Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Madsen Dominates World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars in Tulare

TULARE, CA – March 9 – Last year’s World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Ian Madsen claims one of his weak points has been short tracks.

Not anymore.

The Australian won everything there was to win at the third-mile Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., Saturday night. Not even a couple of rain showers could slow him down.

His team has been working hard to get the KCP Racing car better on the California short tracks, and “it showed tonight,” said Madsen, as he earned his first victory of the season with championship leader Daryn Pittman second and Sheldon Haudenschild in third.

Madsen, who hails from St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia, started the night fastest in practice — three tenths faster than second fastest Donny Schatz. He followed that up by claiming his second pole of the season.

Then he dominated the first Heat race of the night, crossing the line about one second ahead of second place Tim Kaeding. That led to him being the first driver to draw for the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash and leaving seven other drivers disappointed by drawing the pole.

A heavy rain shower lingered over the track for about 15 minutes in between Madsen’s Heat and the Dash. It only made him faster. Again, in dominating fashion, he led every lap of the Dash, this time finishing close to two seconds ahead of second-place Pittman.

While he already dominated everything up to the Feature, Madsen showed his true speed in the final 35 laps of the night. He pulled away to an early lead, but “The Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer showed muscle early on, keeping pace with Madsen. It didn’t last though.

By lap 10, Pittman slid his way underneath Shaffer for second and began to hunt Madsen. Pittman, coming off a heartbreaking runner-up finish in Las Vegas, looked to be the only driver all night who could contend with Madsen. While Madsen battled lap traffic, Pittman closed the gap between them to about a couple of car lengths.

And that was as close as he was going to get to the #18’s bumper. Madsen found his rhythm in lap traffic, pulling away to about a four second lead over Pittman, whose #83 Roth Motorsports car was able to close on Madsen again, but only to a second-and-a-half gap.

“Ian was good. We just got beat,” said Pittman, of Owasso, Okla. “I liked the track conditions before it rained, but it is what it is.”

Like Madsen, Pittman was unsure how he would perform at the Tulare short track, coming off strong performances at half-mile speedways.

“We were kind of curious how our car was going to shake out at a smaller place,” he said. “We kind of got both spectrums there of super dry early in the night and pretty wet after the rain and the car was really good.”

Both Madsen and Pittman drive a KPC Chassis, which is located nearby in Fresno, Calif.

Aside from leading every lap, Madsen’s dominance was showcased by him lapping the field up to 11th-place and catching 10th-place Donny Schatz toward the end of the race.

“It was just unreal,” Madsen said in almost disbelief, standing on the front stretch podium. “To get the clean sweep tonight is pretty awesome.”

Madsen’s best finish at Thunderbowl Raceway had been 12th. Of his previous three wins, the smallest track he had won at is the 3/8th-mile Deer Creek Speedway in Minnesota.

“I feel like we’ve been working hard toward this for the last two years,” Madsen said. “It’s really good to see some good results pay off.”

While Pittman finished second, he said he won’t hang his head on the finish. He continues to lead the Series’ championship standings over second-place Donny Schatz — adding 16 points to his cushion between the 10-time Series champion. This is the first time in the storied history of the California-based Roth Motorsports team it continues to lead the points through the Series month-long California swing.

The Series continues its trek through California next weekend on Friday, March 15, at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif., and March 16 at the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif.

Even though Madsen began the California tour dominating Thunderbowl Raceway, to him there is still a question on how he’ll perform at the upcoming races.

“We ran good at Stockton last year and Chico we’ve been hit or miss, so we’ll see what happens,” Madsen said. “Hopefully we can keep it (momentum) going through the Cali-swing.”

As always, you can catch all the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on DIRTVision.com.

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Race Report
NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) — 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1][$10,000]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [2][$5,500]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5][$2,800]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3][$2,500]; 6. 5-Shane Stewart [10][$2,300]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [11][$2,200]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [7][$2,100]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [14][$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [9][$2,000]; 11. O-Bud Kaeding [15][$1,500]; 12. 41-David Gravel [12][$1,200]; 13. 9-Kasey Kahne [8][$1,100]; 14. 4-Terry McCarl [16][$1,050]; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [22][$1,000]; 16. 45-Chad Kemenah [24][$900]; 17. 68-Chase Johnson [17][$800]; 18. 19-Brent Marks [20][$800]; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25][$]; 20. 7S-Tim Kaeding [6][$800]; 21. 17W-Shane Golobic [13][$800]; 22. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi [23][$800]; 23. 88N-DJ Netto [19][$800]; 24. 11K-Kraig Kinser [21][$800]; 25. 16A-Colby Copeland [18][$800]; Lap Leaders: Ian Madsen 1-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 45-Chad Kemenah[+8]

Qualifying — 1. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.404; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.467; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 14.488; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 14.532; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.532; 6. 83-Daryn Pittman, 14.539; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.559; 8. 9-Kasey Kahne, 14.561; 9. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 14.571; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.572; 11. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.575; 12. 41-David Gravel, 14.576; 13. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 14.592; 14. 5-Shane Stewart, 14.605; 15. O-Bud Kaeding, 14.61; 16. 4-Terry McCarl, 14.612; 17. 17W-Shane Golobic, 14.613; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.663; 19. 88N-DJ Netto, 14.667; 20. 19-Brent Marks, 14.675; 21. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi, 14.714; 22. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.715; 23. 45-Chad Kemenah, 14.775; 24. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 14.777; 25. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.835; 26. 7-Jason Sides, 14.913; 27. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.93; 28. 29-Willie Croft, 14.964; 29. 68-Chase Johnson, 15.054; 30. 16A-Colby Copeland, 15.067; 31. 21-Brian Brown, 15.128; 32. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.18; 33. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.187

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 7S-Tim Kaeding [3]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic [5]; 5. 68-Chase Johnson [8]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [7]; 8. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi [6]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 5-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 5. 16A-Colby Copeland [8]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 8. 7-Jason Sides [7]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. O-Bud Kaeding [4]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto [5]; 6. 45-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [8]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [7]

Heat #4 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 2-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 9-Kasey Kahne [2]; 3. 41-David Gravel [3]; 4. 4-Terry McCarl [4]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8]; 7. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 8. 29-Willie Croft [7]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 7S-Tim Kaeding [7]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 8. 9-Kasey Kahne [8]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2][-]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [1][-]; 3. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi [3][-]; 4. 45-Chad Kemenah [5][-]; 5. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [6][-]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [7][-]; 7. 29-Willie Croft [10][$300]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [9][$250]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [4][$225]; 10. 7-Jason Sides [8][$200]; 11. 21-Brian Brown [11][$200]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [13][$200]

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Williams Grove Season Opener Win List Full Of Standouts And Surprises

2019 Opener Is March 17



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3/2/19



Mechanicsburg - Opening day at Williams Grove Speedway is a tradition that dates back to the maiden season in 1939 when The Flying Dutchman, Tommy Hinnershitz of Oley claimed the very first race held at the track.

 And another chapter in Williams Grove lidlifter history is set to unfold in just two weeks, on Sunday afternoon, March 17 at 2 pm when the 2019 season opener is spun off featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.

 Presented by Hoosier, gates for Opening Day 2019 will open at noon.

 Courtesy of Hoosier Tires, Hoosier giveaways are slated for the season lidlifter for both fans and racers alike.

 Adult general admission is set at $15 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

 A host of prominent and some not so well known names dot the opening day win list at Williams Grove Speedway.

 Hinnershitz, a AAA East champion in his career, claimed a total of three openers.

 Other top names of the 1940s and 1950s that scored the Williams Grove opener included Ted Horn, Jimmy Bryan, Johnny Mackison Sr. and more.

 On his way to immortality for fans of the 1960s and 1970s, Leroy Felty scored the opener twice in his career, in 1961 and 1966.

 A Texan destined for greatness by the name of AJ Foyt took the victory in 1964.

 Another man on his way to racing immortality, Jan Opperman hit the local scene for his first of three Williams Grove opening day wins in 1970.

 Other popular winners of the 1960s and 1970s included Kenny Weld, Dick Tobias, Kramer Williamson, Smokey Snellbaker, Ray Tilley and Bobby Allen.

 The duo of Lynn Paxton and Keith Kauffman struck for a total of five lidlifter wins in the decade of the 1980s while a virtual unknown in sprint cars, Kevin Collins, upended the field in 1983.

 The 1990s dawned with Kenny Adams scoring a victory before Don Kreitz Jr. and Fred Rahmer each took a pair of opener wins.

 Brian Paulus closed the decade with what was perhaps considered an upset win before a youngster from Enumclaw, Washington, began the 2000s with an undisputed upset, coming at the hands of a pre-Nascar Kasey Kahne.

 Greg Hodnett would etch his name on the historical first race win list twice during the 2000s while familiar names like Lance Dewease, Crish Eash, Kreitz and Rahmer would return along with a popular win for underdog Mike Erdley of Elizabethville.

 Rahmer and Hodnett continued winning into the 2010s while first time checkers have gone to Danny Dietrich and defending opener winner Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg.

 And by far, the upset of the decade to date came at the hands of New Oxford’s Gerard McIntyre Jr. in 2014.

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

Lincoln Speedway’s Ice Breaker Thwarted by Mother Nature



Abbottstown, PA (March 3, 2019) – Lincoln Speedway was forced to postpone their annual Ice Breaker for the second weekend in a row due to the forces of Mother Nature. The original scheduled date of February 23 and the February 24 rain date were spoiled by snow, ice and then rain. With significant snow accumulations and more on the way, track officials made the decision to delay racing at the speedway until next weekend.

“Everyone at Lincoln Speedway is excited to get the season started. Opening day will be very special as we showcase the off-season improvements and open the facility to the fans and race teams. There’s nothing better than seeing the shiny new racecars at the Ice Breaker 30!” said General Manager, Jerry Parrish.

The Ice Breaker is now scheduled for Saturday, March 9 at 2:00pm with an open practice session for all Lincoln Speedway divisions to follow the feature.

Last year the Ice Breaker was pushed to March after inclement weather in February. The Ice Breaker has only been run in February 14 of the last 25 years. The first attempt at a February race came in 1994. That year the race was pushed back four weeks and a day due to weather. Following the first attempt the track ran successfully in February for six years. In 1999 Lincoln Speedway held their opener on February 20, which is the earliest the track has opened in its history. Fred Rahmer sits atop the win list of Opening Day wins at Lincoln with seven.

Located in Abbottstown, PA, the 3/8th-mile high-banked clay oval has been a staple in professional auto racing for over 60 years. The Pigeon Hills oval is one of several famed Central Pennsylvania race tracks which represent the toughest, most competitive weekly sprint car racing in the nation. A family fun night to be had by all who visit the famed Lincoln Speedway!

Friday, March 01, 2019

Schatz defies odds in Sin City

LAS VEGAS, NV – Feb. 28, 2019 – The final night of racing at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas was Donny Schatz’s to lose. He was hundredths of a second away from winning his Heat race, he won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, and he pulled away with the lead at the start of the Feature in front of thousands that came to see a historic night of racing that paired the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.

But on lap 14 he lost it. Series points leader Daryn Pittman had inched closer and closer to Schatz every lap, eventually finding grip in the middle of the track and darting by him.

He stretched the lead of the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown presented Star Nursery between he and Schatz to about a straightaway’s length. Even with multiple cautions, and an Open Red, allowing teams to refuel their car, Pittman never fluttered, always knowing where to find grip on the rubbered down track, gradually moving from the top of the track at the beginning of the race to the bottom of the track by the end. The race was then his to lose.

And on the final lap of the race, he lost it. Blocked by a slower lap car – a situation Pittman used to his advantage to win his first race of the season – Schatz took advantage of a clear opening on the high side of the track to get his Tony Stewart Racing car back by Pittman and then held him off to claim a victory he thought he lost.

“I didn’t think we’d get him (Pittman),” said 10-time Series Champion Schatz. “But we hit traffic on the last corner. He went there (low), and I was going the other place. It was either win it or wear it, and lucky we won it.”

Lady Luck was good to Schatz. Not only did he find luck in lap traffic, he found luck in his tires holding on until the end of the 30-lap Feature, extended by multiple cautions – as his right rear tire could have been mistaken for a slick stock car tire by the end of the race. Pittman cited drivers’ fear of blowing a tire is why he caught lap traffic in five laps after a late race caution, leading to him losing the race.

“We were lapping really good cars. The problem was everybody’s pace was off, because I think everybody was afraid of blowing tires,” Pittman said. “They were just going slower than I thought they would. Honestly if I could have replayed it, I probably would have just slowed down from the time we went green with five to go.”

However, Pittman acknowledged he couldn’t slow down too much because Schatz “will blow his tire trying to win a race and not think twice about it.”

The victory is Schatz’s 13th win at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas and his 284th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory. He went winless in the first three races of the season for the first time since 2013 – a stat he laughed off, but is glad to get past.

“I went three races without a win. Holy hell, I’m glad we’re over that hump,” Schatz said.

Looking to spoil the Schatz and Pittman battle for the lead, which ended with a 0.071-sec. gap, was third place finisher Logan Schuchart. He quietly worked his way through the field, from 10th, getting to third by lap 13. He stalked the two Series champions throughout the race, staying close enough to pounce if one bobbled, but neither did.

“I thought I might have a shot right there at the end with both of them,” Schuchart said. “But these guys are World of Outlaws champions. They’re going to be tough to beat and they’re not going to make many mistakes.”

He too was worried about his tires at the end of the race, stating he slowed his pace a little to not blow one.

Tires plagued Cory Eliason’s night with his right rear tire blowing in the closing laps of the race, but he still managed to be the KSE Hard Charger for the second night in a row. He finished 13th after starting 24th.

While Schatz claimed the victory at the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown, Pittman remains the points leader – by just four points over Schatz.

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series actions resumes March 8-9 at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA. As always, you can catch all the action on DIRTVision.com.


Historic wins

Donny Schatz’s last lap pass to claim his 284th win came on an historic night for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Car Series. For the first time, the World of Outlaws and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West were paired together for a thrilling night of racing at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.

It was an event that drew a crowd of thousands in the stands and attracted a wide range of media attention.

“I’m glad to see a lot of the NASCAR fans here,” Schatz said. “We met a lot of NASCAR people the last couple of days, people who have never seen a Sprint Car before. So hopefully it opens their eyes to new things.”

Echoing the heart-pounding finish to the World of Outlaws race, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West put on an equally exciting show, with rising NASCAR star Hailie Deegan making a last lap pass for the win in the 100-lap Star Nursery 100. While the 17-year-old is paving a bright future for herself in NASCAR, she couldn’t help but be drawn to the “gnarly” Sprint Cars.

“It’s sick,” Deegan said about NASCAR racing with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars. “At Volusia (Speedway Park) was the first time I saw Outlaw racing, and man, I wanted to get into a car so bad… I think coming out here with the Sprint Cars definitely made for a good show.”

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1][$10,000]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [4][$5,000]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$3,000]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3][$2,700]; 5. 57-Kyle Larson [5][$2,500]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [6][$2,200]; 7. 41-David Gravel [11][$2,000]; 8. 17W-Shane Golobic [12][$1,800]; 9. 7-Jason Sides [2][$1,600]; 10. 5-Shane Stewart [14][$1,450]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$1,300]; 12. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi [20][$1,200]; 13. 26-Cory Eliason [24][$1,100]; 14. 87-Aaron Reutzel [15][$1,000]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$950]; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [25][$200]; 17. 49X-Tim Shaffer [21][$850]; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [22][$750]; 19. 9-Kasey Kahne [23][$725]; 20. 13-Paul McMahan [18][$700]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$700]; 22. 7S-Tim Kaeding [9][$700]; 23. 4-Terry McCarl [16][$700]; 24. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [19][$700]; 25. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [17][$700]; Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-13, 30; Daryn Pittman 14-29; KSE Hard Charger Award: 26-Cory Eliason[+11]

Qualifying Flight-A - 1. 83-Daryn Pittman, 14.805; 2. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.903; 3. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 14.907; 4. 41-David Gravel, 14.942; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.959; 6. 2-Carson Macedo, 14.968; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 14.974; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.996; 9. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 14.998; 10. 5H-Cole Macedo, 15.023; 11. 26-Cory Eliason, 15.053; 12. 9-Kasey Kahne, 15.066; 13. 17X-Christopher Bell, 15.067; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.146; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.174; 16. 45-Chad Kemenah, 15.28; 17. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 15.326; 18. 17A-Austin McCarl, 15.394; 19. 16A-Colby Copeland, 15.582

Qualifying Flight-B - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.92; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 14.977; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.043; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.112; 5. 7-Jason Sides, 15.19; 6. 17W-Shane Golobic, 15.227; 7. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.257; 8. 4-Terry McCarl, 15.279; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 15.333; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.361; 11. 5-Shane Stewart, 15.419; 12. 33M-Mason Daniel, 15.461; 13. 21-Brian Brown, 15.491; 14. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi, 15.516; 15. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.591; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 15.859; 17. 3C-Tanner Thorson, 15.894; 18. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.954; 19. 21P-Robbie Price, 16.063

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 7S-Tim Kaeding [2]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 5. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 6. 17X-Christopher Bell [7]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 9. 16A-Colby Copeland [10]; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer [9]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 41-David Gravel [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 6. 9-Kasey Kahne [6]; 7. 5H-Cole Macedo [5]; 8. 45-Chad Kemenah [8]; 9. 17A-Austin McCarl [9]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 7-Jason Sides [3]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [6]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [8]; 8. 3C-Tanner Thorson [9]; 9. 21P-Robbie Price [10]; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [5]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic [3]; 4. 4-Terry McCarl [4]; 5. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi [7]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [8]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [6]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [9]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 2. 7-Jason Sides [2]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [7]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [8]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1][-]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [2][-]; 3. 9-Kasey Kahne [7][-]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [5][-]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][$300]; 6. 5H-Cole Macedo [3][$250]; 7. 17X-Christopher Bell [9][$225]; 8. 21-Brian Brown [8][$200]; 9. 45-Chad Kemenah [11][$200]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [10][$200]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [12][$200]; 12. 21P-Robbie Price [18][$200]; 13. 3C-Tanner Thorson [14][$200]; 14. 16A-Colby Copeland [17][$200]; 15. 33M-Mason Daniel [6][$200]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [16][$200]; 17. 49D-Shawn Dancer [13][$200]; 18. 17A-Austin McCarl [15][$200]