Saturday, May 25, 2019

Rahmer Wires Sprints For Williams Grove Paxton Tribute, Halligan Takes 358s



Mechanicsburg – Freddie Rahmer wired the field for the win in Friday night’s Lynn Paxton Tribute race for 410 sprints at Williams Grove Speedway.

Rahmer collected $4,771 for the victory, the seventh of his young career at the oval.

In the 358 sprint feature, Jeff Halligan took the lead from Rodney Westhafer late to pick up his second career speedway win.

Rahmer drove to his win from the pole of the main that honored former three-time track champion Paxton of Dillsburg.

He began the main with Danny Dietrich to his outside and got the drop on the field at the initial green.

Dietrich tried to keep Rahmer close but as the race wore on Rahmer just continually stretched his advantage over the field.

He entered the rear of the field on the seventh tour as the field strung out all around the track.

With five laps to go, Rahmer had a straightaway lead over a struggling Dietrich in traffic.

The advantage in the end was 4.846 seconds for the Salfordville speedster.

“It was kinda’ a crapshoot where we’d run,” Rahmer noted about his choices of lines around the speedway as the race began.

Rahmer praised the track for the lucrative payoff while questioning a 19-car field for the event.

“Williams Grove does a lot for us.  $4,700 for 25 laps – I don’t know if guys are afraid to come here or what,” he said.

Dietrich rode home second followed by Lucas Wolfe, Ryan Smith and TJ Stutts.

Sixth through 10th went to Brian Montieth, Anthony Macri, Cory Haas, Kyle Reinhardt and Chad Trout.

Heats went to Dietrich and Rahmer while Wolfe recorded fast time over the field with a lap of 17.271 seconds while collecting $300 from Fast Tees Screenprinting for his efforts under the clock.

Rodney Westhafer led from the pole at the start of the 20-lap358 sprint main while Cody Fletcher gave chase early.

Jeff Halligan started sixth in the field and worked into second with four away.

But by that time Westhafer had built a comfortable lead but a lone yellow flag in the event with six laps down gave him a clear shot at the leader.

Once able to start with the leader, Halligan stayed close to Westhafer and dogged him until lap 13 when he took the lead coming out of turn four.

Halligan then handled the field the rest of the distance while seventh starter Doug Hammaker worked his way to the front, getting by Westhafer for second with two laps to go but failing to catch the leader.

Westhafer held on for third followed by Fletcher and Scott Fisher.

Sixth through 10th went to Kevin Nouse, Matt Findley, Kyle Denmyer, Brett Wanner and Dylan Norris.

Heats went to Wanner, Fisher and Norris with Denmyer taking the consolation race.

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Feature finishes

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Freddie Rahmer, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Ryan Smith, 5. TJ Stutts, 6. Brian Montieth, 7. Anthony Macri, 8. Cory Haas, 9. Kyle Reinhardt, 10. Chad Trout, 11. Dylan Cisney, 12. Rodney Westhafer, 13. Adrian Shaffer, 14. Rick Lafferty, 15. Justin Whittall, 16. Troy Fraker, 17. Greg Plank, 18. Steve Buckwalter, 19. Kody Lehman

358 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Jeff Halligan, 2. Doug Hammaker, 3. Rodney Westhafer, 4. Cody Fletcher, 5. Scott Fisher, 6. Kevin Nouse, 7. Matt Findley, 8. Kyle Denmyer, 9. Brett Wanner, 10. Dylan Norris, 11. Troy Wagaman Jr., 12. Chris Frank, 13. Chad Trout, 14. Dwight Leppo, 15. Tyler Brehn, 16. Jay Krout, 17. Troy Rhome, 18. Steve Kisamore, 19. Gregg Foster, 20. DJ Montgomery, 21. Dave Bonner, 22. Rich Eichelberger, 23. Glenndon Forsythe, 24. Todd Rittenhouse Jr.,

DNS: Mark Van Vorst

DNQ: John Sharpe

Aaron Reutzel gets All Stars back on track with $5,000 victory at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio (May 24, 2019) - It has been nearly six weeks since the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 last made a competitive lap, but despite the frustrating stretch of poor weather resulting in a long gap in the schedule, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel never missed a beat, quickly resuming his role as defending All Star champion and current point leader by earning a first-ever Attica Raceway Park victory on Friday night for a $5,000 payday.

Although dominate during the second half of the 40-lap program, eventually crossing under the final checkers by a margin of victory pushing three seconds, the pilot of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry was forced to chase fellow All Star full-timer, Brock Zearfoss, for the first 21 circuits. It was not until lap 22 when Zearfoss, who was attempting to navigate heavy lapped traffic, hooked a rut and spun all alone at the front of the field.

Zearfoss’ mistake was an obvious lucky break for Reutzel, but the reigning Series champion was in close proximity of the top spot up until that point, actually earning command for a brief stint after a caution on lap 13. Reutzel’s slide job attempt during the ensuing restart failed, but the Texan never lost track of the Premier Motorsports entry.

When the 40-lap main event’s dust finally settled, it was Penngrove, California’s Buddy Kofoid who chased Reutzel to the final checkers, followed by Cap Henry, Shawn Dancer, and the ‘Wild Child’ Jac Haudenschild. The victory, his first of the 2019 season during All Star competition, bumps Reutzel’s All Star win total to ten all-time.

“We had a really great race car here tonight. Grant and the guys have been busting their butts in trying to make me better at these tracks in Ohio, Attica included,” Aaron Reutzel explained, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fisher Body Shop/No. 87 sprint car. “I felt like we could make good laps here. Luckily, we started up front and didn’t get caught up with Brock’s [Zearfoss] spin. I’m happy that we were able to capitalize on our starting position this time.”

After inheriting the top spot on lap 22, Reutzel’s next challenge was in the form of lapped traffic, eventually coming into play for the first time for the new leader on lap 28. Buddy Kofoid, who started second on the grid, but faded to third after the initial start, was starting to make up ground on Reutzel as the traffic started to intensify. The California phenom chased Reutzel down to a car length by lap 33, soon pulling even with the familiar No. 87 at the entrance of turn one on the following circuit. Despite the effort, Reutzel’s championship-earning experience with traffic proved to be too strong, as a bold, three-wide move to split a pair of slower cars sealed his winning fate.

Although Reutzel was able to stretch his late-race advantage to nearly a straightaway, utilizing the very topside of the speedway, an uncooperative lapped car nearly caused a similar fate that Zearfoss faced. Luckily for Reutzel, his outcome was different.

“That last lap, I had a lap car change lanes on me and that had me all mixed up. It wasn’t his fault, he didn’t know I was there. Luckily, I was able to maintain control and not spit out, because that’s what I thought was going to happen,” Aaron Reutzel continued. “You gotta go whenever you’re leading like that. Racing with Brock early in the race and watching him in traffic allowed me to know where to go when I was leading.”

“He’s always fast wherever he goes,” Buddy Kofoid said, driver of the Gill Construction/CK Plumbing/No. 11N. “I gave it everything we got, but we came up one short. So far, this is four podiums in a row for this team at Attica. We’ve been in every finishing position except the one Aaron is in right now, but we’ll keep working and try again soon.”

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their Memorial Day weekend trek through the Buckeye State with a stop at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - on Saturday evening, May 25. Like Attica Raceway Park, the visit to Wayne County will award a $5,000 payday.

Certainly not the first and only visit to Orrville this season, the traveling All Stars will return to Wayne County Speedway on three more occasions, twice during the 2019 installment of Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5 p.m., with hot laps to follow at 5:45 p.m. Additional news and notes can be found online at

For those who can not make the journey to Ohio for the Memorial Day weekend triple-header, Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be on hand to capture all of the action. Those seeking information regarding broadcast subscription options and availability should visit Speed Shift TV live on the Web at

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Friday, May 24:
Event: All Stars at Attica Raceway Park
Entries: 40
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 12.627
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.307
Ford Performance Heat #1: Cap Henry
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Broc Martin
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Max Stambaugh
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Buddy Kofoid
JE Pistons Dash #1: Brock Zearfoss
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Buddy Kofoid
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Andrew Palker
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Spencer Bayston [+11}
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Trey Jacobs
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)


Group (A)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.535; 2. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.680; 3. 4-Cap Henry, 12.693; 4. 8-Jordan Ryan, 12.825; 5. 35b-Stuart Brubaker, 12.833; 6. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.077; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.086; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.171; 9. 5B-Chad Blonde, 13.460; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble, 13.846

Group (B)
1. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 12.642; 2. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.756; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer, 12.832; 4. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.878; 5. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 12.884; 6. 16-DJ Foos, 12.907; 7. 1-Nate Dussel, 12.946; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.098; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.143; 10. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.183

Group (C)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.510; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.583; 3. 11-Dale Blaney, 12.603; 4. 23-Max Stambaugh, 12.625; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.878; 6. 71h-Ryan Ruhl, 12.885; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.998; 8. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.154; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.321; 10. 98-Chad Boespflug, 13.562

Group (D)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.307; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.622; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.804; 4. 25M-Chris Andrews, 12.805; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.916; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.920; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.000; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.010; 9. 20i-Kelsey Ivy, 13.224; 10. 40i-Mark Imler, 13.958

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 4-Cap Henry [2]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 4. 8-Jordan Ryan [1]; 5. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [5]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 7. 97-Caleb Helms [6]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 9. 5B-Chad Blonde [9]; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 83M-Broc Martin [1]; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer [2]; 3. 8M-TJ Michael [3]; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith [4]; 5. 16-DJ Foos [6]; 6. 1-Nate Dussel [7]; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs [10]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger [8]; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo [9]; 10. 70X-Spencer Bayston [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 23-Max Stambaugh [1]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [7]; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker [5]; 7. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [6]; 8. 98-Chad Boespflug [10]; 9. 19-Paige Polyak [8]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 9. 40I-Mark Imler [10]; 10. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 4. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 5. 23-Max Stambaugh [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [3]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 3. 25M-Chris Andrews [2]; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [4]; 5. 83M-Broc Martin [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 57X-Andrew Palker [1]; 2. 70X-Spencer Bayston [2]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel [3]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs [9]; 6. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [6]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [10]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [12]; 9. 19-Paige Polyak [15]; 10. 97-Caleb Helms [8]; 11. 5B-Chad Blonde [16]; 12. 8J-Jess Stiger [11]; 13. 40-George Hobaugh [19]; 14. 21N-Frankie Nervo [14]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 16. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 17. 98-Chad Boespflug [13]; 18. 5H-Jordan Harble [20]; 19. 40I-Mark Imler [17]; 20. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [18]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [7]; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [8]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 6. 25M-Chris Andrews [6]; 7. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [13]; 9. 16-DJ Foos [19]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [17]; 11. 70X-Spencer Bayston [22]; 12. 99-Skylar Gee [16]; 13. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [24]; 15. 23-Max Stambaugh [9]; 16. 33W-Caleb Griffith [14]; 17. O7-Gerard McIntyre [25]; 18. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [18]; 19. 26-Cory Eliason [20]; 20. 40-George Hobaugh [26]; 21. 5T-Travis Philo [11]; 22. 57X-Andrew Palker [21]; 23. 83M-Broc Martin [10]; 24. 8M-TJ Michael [12]; 25. 1-Nate Dussel [23]; 26. 8-Jordan Ryan [15] Lap Leaders: Brock Zearfoss (1-21), Aaron Reutzel (22-40)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (after 5/24/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 522
2. Dale Blaney - 486
3. Paul McMahan - 484
4. Spencer Bayston - 474
5. Cory Eliason - 462
6. Brock Zearfoss - 460
7. Tim Shaffer - 458
8. Skylar Gee - 434
9. Gerard McIntyre - 430
10. Greg Wilson - 426

Giovanni Scelzi beats NASCAR’s Kyle Larson to win first night of the United Rentals Patriot Nationals in Charlotte

A gasp echoed over the field of 24 thunderous Sprint Cars raging around the 4/10-mile Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Goliath fell. David won.

Seventeen-year-old Giovanni Scelzi did the unthinkable. He passed a dominate Kyle Larson in the closing laps of night one of the United Rentals Patriot Nationals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Friday night. In doing so, he claimed his second World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win.

“That’s so cool,” said Scelzi, choosing his words with hesitation, as those having to convince himself it actually happened. “I can’t believe I got by him. Normally when he (Larson) gets away, he’s gone.”

Larson – still riding the momentum of his $1 million NASCAR All-Star win – showed no signs of rust in a Sprint Car by Qualifying fourth, finishing second in his Drydene Heat race and winning the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

With all of the attention on Larson, Scelzi quietly pieced together a competitive run. He also finished second in his Drydene Heat race and finished runner-up to Larson in the Dash.

When the 30-lap Feature went green, Larson left Scelzi to play with Brad Sweet and David Gravel for second-place. In the early stage of the race, Gravel looked to be the one potential car to challenge Larson, charging his way from fourth to second by lap four.

Scelzi shutdown Gravel’s hope of another win the next lap with a slide job through turns one and two to reclaim second. Gravel made the same move the next lap, but Scelzi outpowered the No. 41 car again through turns three and four.

By the time Scelzi returned to second, Larson was gone. Riding the high side of the speedway, the No. 57 of Larson became a speck in the cloud of dust to Scelzi. However, the teenager’s duel with Gravel taught him a lesson.

“David passed me and when I got by him, I knew it was time to go to the top,” Scelzi said.

Moving to the top kept Scelzi on pace with Larson, but as the track began to rubber up, he moved a lane down again. His lane transitions proved beneficial. With about eight laps to go, Larson went from being a speck to a full frame picture. The NASCAR winner slid up off his line through turn two, making the back end step out and scrubbed off speed.

That gave Scelzi the advantage through turns one and two. He darted underneath Larson down the backstretch and slid by him in turns three and four to officially take the lead with five laps to go.

“I caught him in the rubber, and it looked like he was still searching, and I had the perfect opportunity to pull the trigger,” Scelzi said. “I figured he’d chop me, but he’s a very clean racer.”

From there, Larson had nothing for the Fresno, Calif. native. Instead he had to fend off a hard charging Logan Schuchart, who came from seventh-place to third.

“Second is always a good spot to be because you can see the leader struggling and make your move, which Gio did.” Larson said. “I made a mistake through that corner, I just go arched out too much and got the car bent and then I lost my right rear grip, which didn’t help for my exit speed.”

While Schuchart was happy with his strong run, he left knowing it could have been better. He said he needs to get better at Qualifying up front more to put himself in position to start further up front and have a better shot at the win.

His finish leaves him fifth in the Series’ points standings – 158 points behind leader Donny Schatz. The 10-time Series champion currently sits 28 points ahead of second-place Brad Sweet.

The finish to the opening night of the inaugural United Rentals Patriot Nationals left many fans stunned, but it’s not the first time Scelzi has pulled off an astonishing feat. Last year, he became the youngest ever World of Outlaws winner, at 16 years old, by winning his first Series race at the historic Williams Grove Speedway.

This time though, he had extra attention. NASCAR attention.

In the grandstands, the likes of Bubba Wallace, Ryan Blaney and Jeff Gordon watched on. While on the track, he had to compete with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Larson.

When the helmet goes on, Scelzi said he’s just focused on the race, but he hopes his run gained him a little more attention.

“Man, I’d like to be over across the street at the NASCAR track,” Scelzi said. “But who knows. I’m having a ball racing Sprint Cars. I’m just happy being here.

The crowd of thousands at the Charlotte dirt track knew the NASCAR names. When Larson was announced at the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash draw, the bleachers erupted into emphatic cheers. Scelzi was greeted with golf claps.

When he pulled into Victory Lane ahead of Larson that changed. Standing atop the wing of his car, taller than Goliath, those emphatic cheers became his.

Larson fell. Scelzi won.


The World of Outlaws will return to the The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday, May 25, for the final night of the United Rentals Patriot Nationals in Concord, NC.

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

For tickets and more information, go to


NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [2]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 5. 41-David Gravel [5]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 8. 18-Ian Madsen [11]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9]; 10. 9-James McFadden [14]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]; 12. 83-Daryn Pittman [3]; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen [13]; 14. 19-Brent Marks [16]; 15. 2-Carson Macedo [15]; 16. 22-Cole Duncan [12]; 17. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [20]; 18. 5-Shane Stewart [21]; 19. K4-Chad Kemenah [23]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [17]; 21. 91-Cale Thomas [19]; 22. 17JR-Ricky Stenhouse [18]; 23. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [24]; 24. 24-Rico Abreu [22]; Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson 1-24, Giovanni Scelzi 25-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+4]

 Qualifying  – 1. 41-David Gravel, 12.871; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.01; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.044; 4. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.056; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.06; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.065; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.09; 8. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 13.096; 9. 17JR-Ricky Stenhouse, 13.1; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.103; 11. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.112; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.125; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.141; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.146; 15. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.175; 16. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.192; 17. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.2; 18. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.311; 19. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.348; 20. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.361; 21. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.361; 22. 19-Brent Marks, 13.372; 23. 9-James McFadden, 13.426; 24. J4-John Garvin, 13.512; 25. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.622; 26. 5B-Justin Barger, 13.63; 27. 1-Jamie Myers, 13.685; 28. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.693; 29. 47-Eric Riggins, 13.694; 30. 27G-Jay Galloway, 13.863; 31. 49H-Bradley Howard, 14.102

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [8]; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney [10]; 8. 91-Cale Thomas [6]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [7]; 10. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [9]; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard [11]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [3]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 5. 9-James McFadden [8]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 7. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 8. 5B-Justin Barger [9]; 9. K4-Chad Kemenah [7]; 10. 47-Eric Riggins [10]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 4. 22-Cole Duncan [6]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [5]; 6. 17JR-Ricky Stenhouse [3]; 7. 5-Shane Stewart [7]; 8. J4-John Garvin [8]; 9. 27G-Jay Galloway [10]; 10. 1-Jamie Myers [9]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [3]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [5]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 5. 41-David Gravel [6]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [4]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 5-Shane Stewart [5]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 5. K4-Chad Kemenah [4]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney [10]; 8. 5B-Justin Barger [8]; 9. J4-John Garvin [6]; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard [13]; 11. 47-Eric Riggins [11]; 12. 1-Jamie Myers [9]; 13. 27G-Jay Galloway [12]

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

DIETRICH OUT DUELS SCHATZ Danny Dietrich wins World of Outlaws debut at 3/8-mile Bridgeport Speedway

Sweat masked Danny Dietrich’s face. His breathing adjusted to the need for an extra pocket of air. His boisterous posture tired, but a smile stayed. The Gettysburg, Pa. native wore the appearance of a lonely diver seconds after surviving a shark attack.

And in his own way, he did.

Dietrich won his fifth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory Tuesday night in the Series’ debut at the 3/8-mile Bridgeport Speedway. To claim it, he fended off attacks by David Gravel, Carson Macedo and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz – who even stole the lead from him late in the race.

“It was pretty nerve racking,” Dietrich said after the 35-lap Feature.

His night started on a less nerve-cringing note, setting Quick Time in Qualifying – making him the current track record holder for the new 3/8-mile track configuration. From there he went on to finish second in his Drydene Heat race to Schatz and then won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.

His Dash victory lead to concern, though. He and his team discovered an issue with the rear end of their No. 48 car and had to change it. While sweat leaked from Dietrich and his crew, their nerves never faltered. Focused and determined, the Dietrich team, along with help from others were able to replace the car’s rear end in about 15 minutes.

Having a new rear end in the car was of no concern to Dietrich, but the new brakes were.

“We rolled out there (for the Feature), we had new brake pads and rotors. It needed to set the brake pads in a little bit,” Dietrich said. “We didn’t have very good brakes there rolling around before the green flag. They came in. That’s the only thing I was worried about.”

When the green flag flew, all that matter was the throttle. He mashed it, jolting to the lead over second-place Macedo and put several car lengths between them by the end of the first lap.

At the same time, Schatz – who was hungry for a win after getting passed for the win last week – almost found himself off the track on the first lap and fell from third to 10th. He wouldn’t stay there long, though.

At the front, Dietrich enjoyed a clear race track for six laps before catching lap traffic. Behind him, Gravel worked his way by Macedo for second-place and could sense the blood in the water with lap cars slowing Dietrich’s pace. The Watertown, Conn. native looked for déjà vu when lap cars helped him pass Dietrich at Williams Grove Speedway and he went on to win.

Gravel had set himself up to make a pass of Dietrich, finding grip on the bottom of the track, but a caution came out for a car stopped on the front stretch.

When the race went back green, Gravel didn’t let Dietrich pull too far away. Macedo didn’t let the No. 41 car get away either. On Lap 11, Macedo got by the No. 41 car, while Gravel tried to set himself up for another pass on Dietrich. At the same time, Schatz had made his way to fourth-place, steadily making his way back to the front.

For the next two laps Gravel and Macedo traded positions, while Schatz waited for his moment to strike. Macedo eventually won the battle for second-place with seven laps to go. Less than a lap later he was back in third, as Schatz found his way by Gravel and continued the run past Macedo. Next was Dietrich.

With three laps to go, Schatz snuck under the No. 48 car in turns three and four and took the lead.

“Slow down and just be patient,” Dietrich said is what he told himself at that point. “When he passed me, I hit the bottom of (turns) one and two and I just had to slow down and just wait for the moisture. It felt like I was just going so slow, but patients.”

A lap later his patients paid off. Dietrich slid underneath Schatz in turns three and four and fended him off to be the first Series winner on the 3/8-mile configuration of the Bridgeport, NJ track.

“Good hard, racing,” Dietrich said. “I’m sure he’s not happy to finish second, but I’m real happy to win.”

Digesting the result back at his hauler, Schatz said he wishes he could have pulled off the win but isn’t hanging his head too low.

“He did a little better job when I got by him and I probably should have used up more of the track a little bit,” Schatz said. “But, hey, it’s racing. There will be another one tomorrow.”

Schatz also continues to hold the points lead over Brad Sweet – extending it to a 36 point lead. Daryn Pittman remains third – 74 points back – and Gravel, who finished third, remains fourth – 80 points back.

“The track was awesome,” Gravel said. “It was really racey. A lot of grooves. Just disappointed I didn’t get my wing back earlier. We had a good enough race car to win. Just got stuck on the bottom a little bit. I should have kept my speed up a little bit more.”

Dietrich had the track figured out all night. Why? How?

“I have no idea,” he said with a chuckle.

Wiping the sweat from his face and regaining a normal breathing pattern, Dietrich just knows he survived the big sharks of the World of Outlaws – a special present on his 31st birthday.


NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$5,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [6][$3,200]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [2][$2,800]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [4][$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,300]; 7. 37-J.J. Grasso [8][$2,200]; 8. 72-Ryan Smith [5][$2,100]; 9. 5-Shane Stewart [11][$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [18][$2,000]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [14][$1,500]; 12. 18-Ian Madsen [9][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$1,100]; 14. 2M-Kerry Madsen [15][$1,050]; 15. 70-Brock Zearfoss [17][$1,000]; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$900]; 17. 91X-Kyle Reinhardt [22][$800]; 18. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [23][$800]; 19. 91-Tony Fiore [10][$800]; 20. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [13][$800]; 21. 28F-Davie Franek [16][$800]; 22. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$800]; 23. 67-Justin Whittall [24][$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [21][$800]; Lap Leaders: Danny Dietrich 1-32, 34-35; Donny Schatz 33; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+8]

Qualifying – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.33; 2. 41-David Gravel, 13.384; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.424; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.467; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.543; 6. 72-Ryan Smith, 13.545; 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.567; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.573; 9. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.594; 10. 91-Tony Fiore, 13.61; 11. 37-J.J. Grasso, 13.611; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.641; 13. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.719; 14. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.721; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.726; 16. 91X-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.74; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 13.761; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.767; 19. 67-Justin Whittall, 13.792; 20. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.807; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.86; 22. 28F-Davie Franek, 13.861; 23. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.871; 24. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.946; 25. 73B-Brett Michalski, 14.07; 26. 5Z-Zachary Burd, 14.888; 27. 91S-Sadie Siegel, NT

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 4. 91-Tony Fiore [4]; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 6. 28F-Davie Franek [8]; 7. 91X-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski [9]; 9. 67-Justin Whittall [7]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1]; 3. 37-J.J. Grasso [4]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [5]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 9. 5Z-Zachary Burd [9]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 72-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 8. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 9. 91S-Sadie Siegel [9]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 5. 72-Ryan Smith [3]; 6. 41-David Gravel [5]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 6 Transfer – 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1][-]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][-]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][-]; 4. 91X-Kyle Reinhardt [4][-]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3][-]; 6. 67-Justin Whittall [5][-]; 7. 5Z-Zachary Burd [8][$300]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski [7][$250]; 9. 91S-Sadie Siegel [9][$225]

Port Royal Speedway Set for Weikert Memorial Weekend

By Justin Snyder

PORT ROYAL, PA- Mark it down on your calendars as the 2019 Bob Weikert Memorial race weekend over the Memorial Day Holiday on May 25th  & May 26th will again be “bigger and better than ever” at the Port Royal Speedway.

For the first time, both Saturday night and Sunday night will pay $10,000 to the winner of the 410 sprint car main event. But, on top of that, the super late models will battle it out both nights with $5,000 going to each night’s feature winner. The start time for both Saturday and Sunday will be 7:00pm.

Last year saw Lucas Wolfe pick up the Weikert Memorial championship for the second consecutive season and the sought after Steer trophy. Rick Eckert is the defending winner for the Super Late Models.

The Speedway will also pay $500 to start both nights and the Super Late Models will pay $400 to start both nights.

Mamma’s Pizza of Wellsville will be offering a total of $125 each night to both divisions for a hard luck driver of their choice as well.

Be sure to join us and MRN Radio’s Winged Nation will also be broadcasting live each night at 5pm EST until 6pm at the Stage behind the Grandstands. Fans at the Speedway can watch as their favorite drivers and personalities are interviewed and those at home can tune in on the Winged Nation and Speedshift TV Facebook pages or listen at

There will be live music from the band Swamp Root on Saturday from 2-5pm in the Commercial Building and a tailgating contest in the camping area both days.

Fans will also be able to participate in the 1st Annual Weikert’s Livestock Cornhole Classic on Sunday starting at 11am. Registration for the team event will start at 9am and end at 10:30am. It will be double elimination and cost is $30/team. The event is BYOB- Meaning Bring Your Own Beverages and Bring Your own Bags. House Bags can be supplied and bags are not to include corn. The payout will be no less than 80% of entry fees to the top 3 finishing teams

Should both Saturday and Sunday be cancelled due to rain, a Monday rain date will be utilized with the starting time at 2:00pm.

For all the latest news and information, be sure to visit and stay connected via Twitter@portroyalspdway and facebook @ portroyalspeedway.

MAY 25 – FALLEN HEROES CHAMPIONSHIPS 410 SPRINTS $10,000 & LATE MODELS $5,000 7PM  GENERAL $30, STUDENTS $10 PITS $40  –  All gates 4:00pm



SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 39th annual Insinger Performance/ Sunoco Race Fuels Jack Gunn Memorial for 360 sprint cars at 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 25, sanctioned by the United Racing Club.

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 $250 to start.

Joining the 360 sprint cars on the racing card will be the limited late models in a 30-lap championship paying $1,500 to win and $150 to start.  The limited late model rules in effect for this race include 358 cubic inch maximum engines and Hoosier (1300 or harder) or American Racer (44 or harder) tires. The limited late model weight rule will be 2,350 pounds with driver.

Both the 360 sprint cars and limited late models will use group time trials and heat races as the qualifying format.

The pro stocks and roadrunners will compete in 15- and 12-lap features, respectively.

Co-hosts Tony Angelo and Lucky Costa of the popular MotorTrend Network show HOT ROD Garage have rescheduled the taping of a new episode featuring dirt track racing during this Saturday’s program. Angelo will compete in the speedway’s roadrunner division.

Grandstand and pit gates will open at 5 p.m.

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 two-time defending winner Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., have also won the Gunn Memorial as a URC-sanctioned event. 

The Middleburg IGA is sponsoring the Gunn Memorial championship trophy.

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 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 24.  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.

2019 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) $350 14) $300 15) $275 16-24) $250
TOW: $75
Limited Late Model Championship: 1) $1,500 2) $700 3) $500 4) $400 5) $375 6) $350 7) $325 8) $300 9) $275 10) $250 11) $225 12) $215 13) $200 14) $185 15) $175 16-24) $150
TOW: $30 
Admission for May 25, 2019: Adult General Admission: $15; Students (12-17 with ID) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30


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Danny Dietrich leads the points over Lucas Wolfe with Freddie Rahmer up to 3rd and Ryan Smith one point behind in 4th.
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Listing; Position, Car Number, Driver, Points, Series Wins

1.    48    Danny Deitrich    498   4
2.    24    Lucas Wolfe        349   2
3.    51    Freddie Rahmer    287   2
4.    72    Ryan Smith        286
5.    69K    Lance Dewease    268   5
6.    39M    Anthony Macri    243
7.    21    Brian Montieth    240   1
8.    87    Alan Krimes        228   2
9.    70    Brock Zearfoss    187
10.    15    Adam Wilt        174
11.    1x    Chad Trout        149
12.    1    Logan Wagner    148   1
13.    39    Cory Haas        140
14.    59    Jim Siegel        135
15.    99M    Kyle Moody        131
16.    5    Dylan Cisney        128   1
17.    75    Chase Dietz        122   1
18.    12    Blane Heimbach    112   1
18.    17B    Steve Buckwalter    112
20.    11    T J Stutts        96
21.    41    David Gravel        92   1
22.    69    Tim Glatfelter        85
23.    55K    Robbie Kendall    75   1
24.    11    Dale Blaney        75
25.    20    Ryan Taylor        74   1
25.    88    Brandon Rahmer    74

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Williams Grove Presents Lynn Paxton Tribute Paying $4,771 To Win Friday Special event slated for holiday weekend May 24, 358 sprints also race



Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will honor one of its most historic drivers with the Lynn Paxton Tribute race for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars coming up this Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm.

Sponsored by Planet Fitness, gates for the event will open at 5:30 pm.

The HJ Towing and Recovery 358 sprint cars are also on the racing card.

Adult general admission for the show is set at $18 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $10.  Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The 25-lap Lynn Paxton Tribute for the sprint cars will pay $4,771 to win, in honor of two of Paxton’s most iconic rides in the 1970’s and 1980’s, the Boops Aluminum Special No. 1 and the Al Hamilton Contracting No. 77 sprint cars.

Time trials will set the heat starting grids for the sprint cars with $300 up for grabs to set fast time as posted by Fast Tees Screenprinting.

The event for the sprint cars will be the second race of the season in the 2019 Diamond Series.

Lynn Paxton of Dillsburg is a three-time Williams Grove Speedway track champion that at one time held the distinction of being the winningest driver in the history of the speedway.

Paxton scored the prestigious Williams Grove National Open twice in his career, in 1982 and in 1983.

At the height of his career upon claiming the 1983 event, the prolific pilot announced his immediate retirement from the sport at age 39, in victory lane.

The veteran will meet and greet fans in the infield of the speedway on Friday night from 6 – 7 pm where a live Facebook broadcast will also take place during the same time on BeerHill Gang TV.

Other notable guests slated to appear include Paxton car owner Al Hamilton and Paxton mechanic Dave Brown Sr.

Several restored Lynn Paxton sprint cars will also be on display for the special event.

Fireworks will also be part of the special holiday weekend racing program.

 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


SELINSGROVE, Pa. Mason Ziegler of Chalk Hill looked like he was going to make his four hour tow payoff in a big way Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway but it was Rick Eckert of York who made a late-race pass on the 49th of 52 laps to take the win and $11,000 that was posted for the Ron Keister Memorial for super late models.

Keister, a rookie driver who was killed in April of 1976, was honored by the speedway and his family.

The victory was Eckert’s seventh career at the famed Snyder County half-mile oval.

Michael Walter of Selinsgrove scored his first career 360 sprint car win in the 25-lap feature that was worth $2,000.

Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove capped off the night with his second win of the season in the 15-lap pro stock feature.

Selinsgrove Speedway returns to action at 7 p.m. next Saturday, May 25th, with the United Racing Club Jack Gunn Memorial for 360 sprint cars along with limited late models, pro stocks and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

Starting on the pole in what was his first ever race at Selinsgrove Speedway, Mason Ziegler slid underneath Coleby Frye for the early lead in the late model race. The pair were followed by Rick Eckert, Randy Christine Jr. and Kyle Hardy.

In the early laps, Eckert got by Frye as Hardy followed. By lap 10 Ziegler had run into traffic and Eckert drew to his rear bumper.  Hardy and Greg Satterlee soon joined the front runners.

Ziegler continued to slice through traffic while Eckert, a former World of Outlaw Champion stayed in contact but did not pressure him. Satterlee got by Hardy for third and was soon tracking down Eckert.

With the first 41 laps run without a caution, a planned competition yellow was thrown to allow for an 11 lap shootout in honor of Keister’s former car number.

The cars restarted using the Delaware restart with Ziegler choosing the bottom lane.  As Ziegler took off, Dylan Yoder used the restart to drive into third.  Eckert stayed glued to Ziegler’s bumper and tried to test him high but on the 49th lap Ziegler came off the fourth turn high.  Eckert drove low and into the lead. 

Almost immediately the caution came out as Jeff Rine, Ken Moreland, Jim Yoder and Shaun Jones got together in the third turn.

After a lengthy caution because a bumper got caught in the guardrail the race resumed for a green-white-checkered showdown.

Eckert checked out winning by .448 seconds over Ziegler, Yoder, Satterlee and Jared Miley.

Late model heats went to Ziegler, Alex Feree, Eckert and Frye.  The B-Mains were won by Kenny Trevitz and Gene Knaub.  Satterlee set fast time of 19.355 seconds over the 36-car field.

Mallie Schuster rocketed into the sprint car lead from the pole position. He was followed by Derek Locke, Michael Walter, Jason Shultz and Kyle Reinhardt.

Locke took the lead on the next go around and the race was cautioned on lap three for a spin by Dave McGough and Jim Schuster.

Walter, Schuster, and Shultz raced the next lap three wide before Walter grabbed second and Schultz settled into third.

Shultz running low and Walter racing high in a side by side race allowed Locke to open a lead by over four seconds when he slowed and pulled off the track on lap 19.

“I saw him go low and pull in.” Walter said.  “My engine was getting hot and I was hoping it would hold up just a few more laps. We’ve tried and failed so many times it feels great to win this one.”

Walter was followed by Shultz, Layton, Reinhardt and Mallie Schuster.

The win was Walter’s first at the speedway after starting his career on the 1/5th mile inner oval and the third generation of his family to race at the speedway.

Sprint car heats were won by Locke and Layton

Shaun Lawton blasted to the front of the pro stock feature followed by Kyle Bachman, Brandon Moser, AJ Hoffman and Tommy Dawson.

Bachman pulled even with Lawton and the pair ran side by side until lap eight when Bachman inched into the lead.

A last lap caution for Dawson and Wayne Shaffer bunched the field on Bachman’s rear but the defending track champion won his second race of the season over Moser, Lawton, Hoffman and AJ Stroup.

Kyle Bachman and Brandon Moser won the pro stock heats.

360 Sprints – 13 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 33W Michael Walter  ($2,000) 2) 29 Jason Shultz  3) 35 Chad Layton  4) 1W Kyle Reinhardt  5) 49 Malle Shuster  6) 66 Ryan Kissinger  7) 99K Cody Keller  8) 4 Jimmy Stitzel  9) 669 Brandon McGough  10) 77 Derek Locke  11) 07 Curt Stroup  12) 1 Jake Hummel  13) 11 Jim Shuster
Heat Winners:  Derek Locke, Chad Layton

Late Models – 36 Entries
52-Lap Ron Keister Memorial A-Main:  1) 0 Rick Eckert ($11,000)  2) 25 Mason Zeigler  3) 24 Dylan Yoder  4) 22S Gregg Satterlee  5) 10M Jared Miley  6) 36V Kyle Hardy  7) 76 Andy Haus  8) 7 Ross Robinson  9) 22R Russ Erwin  10) 2T Kyle Lee  11) 1 Gene Knaub  12) 9 Hayes Mattern  13) 22 Brett Schadel  14) 61 Ken Trevitz  15) 32 Shaun Jones  16) F1 Coleby Frye  17) 2J Jeff Rine  18) 27 Jim Yoder  19) 24M Kenny Moreland  20) 6 Donnie Schick  21) 4S Danny Snyder  22) 4W Amanda Whaley  23) 66C Matt Cosney  24) 74 Randy Christine  25) 119 Bryan Bernheisel  26) 4 Alex Ferree

Heat Winners:  Mason Zeigler, Alex Ferree, Rick Eckert, Coleby Frye
B-Main Winners:  Ken Trevitz, Gene Knaub

Time Trials:  1) 22 Gregg Satterlee 19.355  2) 25 Mason Zeigler 19.373  3) 9 Hayes Mattern 19.420  4) 2J Jeff Rine 19.526  5) 0 Rick Eckert 19.548  6)  3 Tim Wilson 19.623  7)  24 Dylan Yoder 19.684  8) 32 Shaun Miller  19.782  9) 43A Tyler Bare 19.851  10) 36V Kyle Hardy 19.871  11) 4S Danny Snyder 19.907  12) 22 Brett Schadel 19.917  13) 10 Jared Miley 19.920  14) 66C Matt Cosner 19.950  15) 76 Andy Haus 19.997  16) 74 Randy Christine 20.007  17) 27 Jim Yoder 20.021  18) 4 Alex Ferree 20.024  19) 1 Gene Knaub 20.035  20) 10 Dave Stamm 20.054  21) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 20.098  22) 24M Kenny Moreland 20.199  23) 17 Nick Dickson 20.208  24) 7 Ross Robinson 20.234  25) 2 Dan Stone 20.255  26) 6 Donnie Schick 20.357  27) F1 Coleby Frye 20.360  28) 115 Shaun Miller 20.447  29) 61 Ken Trevitz 20.468  30) 4W Amanda Whaley 20.524  31) 2T Kyle Lee 20.568  32) 14Z Dave Brouse Jr. 20.605  33) 22R Russ Erwin 20.638  34) 99Z Dave Zona 21.062  35) 59 Chad Jones 21.146  36) 14 Bill Conrad 22.897

Pro Stock – 11 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 99B Kyle Bachman  2) 8M Brandon Moser  3) 92 Shaun Lawton  4) AJ Stroup  5) Lori Croop  6) AJ Hoffman  7) 00 Cory Long  8) 89 John Schoch  9) 16 Tommy Dawson  10) 86 Wayne Shaffer  11) 85 Terry Lauver

Heat Winners:  Kyle Bachman, Brandon Moser

Mike Enders picks up 1st of the Season in Sportsman feature , John Walp scores the PASS 305 Feature at BAPS Motor Speedway

YORK HAVEN, Pa.: Mike Enders has always shown speed at the old Susquehanna Speedway, regardless of the division he was running.


When Enders was in a 358 Sprint Car, he won in 1997. Throughout the years, he was also good in the Super Sportsman class, ripping off numerous second-place finishes.


But wins have  eluded Enders in the competitive division. That is until Saturday night at Susquehanna, which is now BAPS Motor Speedway.


Enders surged past a pair of fellow competitors early in the 25-lap affair. From there, he held off a late challenge and scored the victory in the BAPS Paint Super Sportsman division.


“I’ve always been pretty decent here, even in the 358,” Enders said after his first career BAPS Motor Speedway win in the Super Sportsman division. “When the Sportsman were at Williams Grove, we would do the tour, and every time we went to Susquehanna, I was always fast but couldn’t get that win.


“Ever since they took over, the track configuration changed a little bit, and since they put the new clay down, man, I’ve been struggling. It’s been frustrating, so it’s a nice relief to get a win.”


Enders started third on the grid and followed Tyler Wolford and leader Tom Wyckoff for the first two circuits before the caution was displayed.


Two more cautions occurred on the restart, which slowed Enders pace. The trio ran under a blanket for three more laps before Enders surged past Wolford and Wyckoff on the fifth circuit.


“The track was tackier than I thought it was going to be,” Enders said. “All season long, we’ve been struggling with the slick track and trying to get the car tight. Last night, it had a lot of grip.


“I was trying to finesse the car, and the track had more grip, and I kept screwing up. I barreled into Turn 1 and got by Wolford, and then on the backstretch, got beside Wyckoff. In three and four, I passed him and led the rest of the way.”


Wyckoff’s night came to an end when he flipped hard on Lap 5. he was OK. Scott Dellinger, who was also running in the top five, was also involved and went to the pit area. He fixed his car during the red flag and rejoined the field.


Enders paced the field when the race went back to green. He was on cruise control until the final caution was displayed on Lap 15 for Bruce Buckwalter Jr., who spun.


Justin Foster was beside the leader on the restart and challenged as they drag raced down the frontstretch. But, Enders was too much through the first and second corner and led the final 10 circuits for the win.


“It always feels good to get back to Victory Lane,” Enders said. “The last win I had in anything was three years ago, and that was at Lincoln Speedway. I think we had six seconds since then, so it’s definitely a relief.”


Chase Gutshall and Foster battled for second late in the event and got together. Gutshall took the position and maintained it for the rest of the race. Foster slipped to 15th in the final feature rundown.


Frankie Herr came from 12th to third, with Kenny Edkin finishing fourth. Russ Mitten was involved in an early incident and came back through the field to finish fifth and earn the ArtWerks Cool Move Award. Mitten, Edkin, and Gutshall were heat winners for the 25-car field.


John Walp started on the pole and wired the field to capture the 20-lap PASS/IMCA main event.


There were two cautions over the race distance, but that didn’t slow Walp’s pace. He took the win over Jaremi Hanson, Larry McVay, sixth-place starter Doug Dodson, and Zach Newlin.


Nick Sweigart was the ArtWerks Hard Charger, as he charged to 14th from his 23rd-place starting spot. Dodson, Johnny Scarborough, Ken Duke Jr., and McVay were heat winners for the 32-car field. Kirsten Hess won the consolation.


Jason Townsend took the lead on the second circuit and led the rest of the way to earn the win in the Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools, MJR Street Stock 30.


Kyle Saylor jumped out front on the start and held the lead until Townsend charged into the top spot on Lap 2. From there, he paced the field until the checker for the prestigious victory.


Jasen Geesaman finished second. He was followed by Saylor, Kory Sites, and Greg Diehl. Brian Walls finished sixth and was ArtWerks Hard Charger. Geesaman was quick time with a lap of 20.31. Townsend, Saylor, and Russ Shoop were heat winners for the 28-car field. Eddie Richards won the consolation.


Alex Upegraff  topped the field in the Superior Homes Extreme Stock main event. He took the lead fromMatt Adams on Lap 13 and never looked back.


The 20-lap main event had five leaders and featured six caution flags. Adams led twice before being passed by Updegraff, who was also the hard charger.


Super Sportsman Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Mike Enders; 2. Chase Gutshall; 3. Frankie Herr; 4. Kenny Edkin; 5. Russ Mitten; 6. Matt Ondek; 7. Scott Dellinger; 8. Garrett Williamson; 9. Timmie Barrick; 10. Jay Fannasy; 11. John Edkin; 12. Nate Young; 13. Paul Miller; 14. Adam Wray; 15. Justin Foster; 16. Bruce Buckwalter Jr.; 17. Mike Potts; 18. Dan John; 19. Tyler Wolford; 20. Tom Wyckoff; 21. Rich Eichelberger; 22. Davey Walsh; 23. Allan Hallman 24. Luke Deatrick. DNS: Dave Hollar.

PASS/IMCA Sprint Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. John Walp; 2. Jaremi Hanson; 3. Larry McVay; 4. Doug Dodson; 5. Zach Newlin; 6. Ken Duke Jr.; 7. Keith Prutzman; 8. Cale Reigle; 9. Donnie Hendershot; 10. Jared Zionkowski; 11. Austin Burke; 12. Billy Ney; 13. Samantha Lieberman; 14. Nick Sweigart; 15. Kyle Ganoe; 16. Kyle Keen; 17. Jake Frye; 18. Ian Cumens; 19. Kirsten Hess; 20. Erin Statler; 21. John Fiore; 22. Johnny Scarborough; 23. Devin Adams; 24. Jay Krout.

Street Stock Feature Finish, 30 Laps: 1. Jason Townsend; 2. Jasen Geesaman; 3. Kyle Saylor; 4. Kody Sites; 5. Greg Diehl; 6. Brian Walls; 7. Marshall McMullen; 8. Kyle Martin; 9. Bob Scott Jr.; 10. Jim Palm; 11. Bud Witmer; 12. Eric Tripp; 13. Craig Morgan; 14. Brandon Wanner; 15. Russ Shoop; 16. Stan Wanner; 17. Justin Dashler; 18. Dylan Welsh; 19. Chad Smith; 20. Ryan Smith; 21. Troy Myers; 22. Randy Zechman; 23. Eric McClane; 24. Eddie Richards.

Extreme Stock Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Alex Updegraff; 2. Matt Adams; 3. Scott Arnold; 4. Ronnie Buck; 5. Donnie Broderick; 6. Richard Daughtrey; 7. Will Long; 8. Roger Rhodes III; 9. John Wright; 10. Travis Horan; 11. Patrick McClane; 12. Mike Goodwin; 13. Johnny Palm; 14. Paul Sylvestor; 15. Andrew Hogue. DNS: Sam Rial.


Hanover, Pa. (5/17/19): Mike Bittinger’s commitment to the high side paid off as he held off Steve Owings by .105 seconds to claim the Insinger Performance 358 Sprint Car Spring championship and his 18th career Trail-Way Speedway 358 victory.

“I’ll tell you what,” Bittinger began in victory lane, “if you guys get this track like this every week it’s going to be nuts around here. I love it! This is great!”

Bittinger continued, “I was beginning to wonder…am I getting too old or am I losing it? We started up front… but I’m going to take this one for sure.”

The Abbottstown driver started on the pole with New Oxford’s Kenny Kuhn starting on the outside of the front row. Kuhn was able to maintain second for the first five laps until Cody Fletcher took advantage of him on a lap five restart, taking over the runner up spot, with Owings following Fletcher past Kuhn a lap later.

Four laps later, the leaders entered lapped traffic, giving Bittinger his first obstacle of the night.

“The unique part was that those lapped guys were running on the top side,” Bittinger said. “The way we had the car set up, I really couldn’t do much more than rip around the top and I tried to go under them but I was losing ground. So I just had to hit them at the right spots, and thank God experience helps there.“

As Bittinger lapped Andrew Hake, the caution flag flew for Tim McClelland and John Sharpe, who were running just ahead of the leaders. Both cars were able to rejoin the field.

On the next restart, Fletcher continued to hold off Owings for second, but only until lapped traffic once again became a factor, allowing Owings to complete the pass for the runner up spot, thus setting his sights on the racelong leader.

Bittinger and Owings continued to maneuver around lapped cars for the next few laps but had the final five laps to battle it out with little to no interruptions. 

“With five to go I started to run out of fuel,” Bittinger said. “In the middle of the corner, it’d stumble and shut off. Normally when that happens, you’d slow down and go to the bottom to try to keep your fuel flat in the tail tank. But I thought, you can slide job me, you’re going to have to get me on the bottom because I’m not moving off this top!”

Bittinger’s commitment to the top side proved beneficial for the #93 sprinter as he crossed the line to win his first 358 Sprint Car feature of 2019.

Bittinger admitted the track being widened over the off season was a great improvement for the speedway.

“I’ll be honest, the track’s wider and you can feel it as a driver,” Bittinger said. “It kind of spreads everybody out. The guy that likes to run the bottom, he’s running it a little bit lower, gives you more room outside of him. So it’s a little bit less hairy when you’re trying to drive off of someone’s right rear tire on entry.”

Owings crossed the line second followed by David Holbrook, Fletcher and Troy Wagaman Jr.

16th starting, Joe Trone Jr., finished 10th, taking him the Big Mike’s Crabhouse Hard Charger award.

Heat winners were Holbrook, Wagaman and Bittinger.

New Oxford’s Zane Rudisill raced to his second career Trail-Way Speedway 600 Micro Sprint win, dominating the field in the process.

The race’s lone caution, brought out by Mechanicsburg’s Mike Sherman on the fourth lap, gave Travis Keiser and Jim Young an opportunity to turn up the heat on Rudisill, but he never gave them the chance.

The field stayed green over the remaining 16 laps with Rudisill taking the checkered flag 1.561 seconds ahead of Keiser in second and Young in third.

Jesse Snyder and Trent Yoder completed the top five.

600 Micro Sprint heat winners were Rudisill and Bradley Weber.

Enola’s Scott Houdeshell made an early race pass and drove on to claim the 20-lap Pizza Shop of Etters Central PA Legends sponsored by Harvest Chapel feature at Trail-Way Speedway.

Houdeshell, who started third on the grid, passed leader Mason Chaney on the frontstretch and never looked back, scoring his 7th career Trail-Way Legends win. The win places him in a tie with Bob Stough for fourth overall on Trail-Way’s all-time win list. Houdeshell also established a 20-lap track record with a non-stop time of 6 minutes, 37.783 seconds.

Houdeshell crossed the line 2.794 second ahead of Chaney with Travis McClelland, Travis Perry and Bill Diehl completing the top five.

Legend heat winners were Jorjie Sweger, Houdeshell, Chaney and Jeremy Ott. Alex Robinson was the consolation race winner.

Limited Stock driver, Robbie Carroll, made the winning pass on racelong leader, Matt Worley, on the 10th lap, driving on to his second victory in as many races at Trail-Way Speedway.

Worley, Jeff Foster, Nick McDaniel and Justin Oberlin completed the top five.

Heat winners for the Limited Stocks were Carroll, Matt Chronister and Cody Klinedinst.

Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, Pa.
Friday, May 17, 2019


Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 93-Mike Bittinger, [1]; 2. 35-Steve Owings, [6]; 3. 77-David Holbrook, [4]; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [3]; 5. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr., [5]; 6. 1J-Kevin Nouse, [7]; 7. 00-Chris Frank, [8]; 8. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle, [10]; 9. 44-Dylan Norris, [13]; 10. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [16]; 11. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [9]; 12. 10-Zach Euculano, [12]; 13. 34-Mark Van Vorst, [14]; 14. 8-Kenny Kuhn, [2]; 15. 6-Tim McClelland, [19]; 16. (DNF) 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [15]; 17. (DNF) 511-John Sharpe, [17]; 18. (DNF) 17-Andrew Hake, [18]; 19. (DNF) 51-Austen Treuchet, [11]. No time.

Lap Leaders – Mike Bittinger (1-25)

358 Sprint Car Time Trials (Top 12 Invert) – 1. 77-David Holbrook 13.759; 2. 35-Steve Owings 13.938; 3. 93-Mike Bittinger 14.042; 4. 8-Kenny Kuhn 14.150; 5. 1J-Kevin Nouse 14.178; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher 14.245; 7. 00-Chris Frank 14.250; 8. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. 14.282; 9. 77K-Steve Kisamore 14.337; 10. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle 14.351; 11. 51-Austen Treuchet 14.353; 12. 10-Zach Euculano 14.467; 13. 44-Dylan Norris 14.474; 14. 34-Mark Van Vorst 14.524; 15. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh 14.637; 16. 99-Joe Trone Jr. 14.695; 17. 511-John Sharpe 14.709; 18. 17-Andrew Hake 14.782; 19. 6-Tim McClelland 14.932.

358 Sprint Car Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 77-David Holbrook, [4]; 2. 00-Chris Frank, [2]; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle, [1]; 4. 8-Kenny Kuhn, [3]; 5. 44-Dylan Norris, [5]; 6. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [6]; 7. 6-Tim McClelland, [7]. Time – 2:22.422

358 Sprint Car Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr., [2]; 2. 35-Steve Owings, [4]; 3. 1J-Kevin Nouse, [3]; 4. 51-Austen Treuchet, [1]; 5. 34-Mark Van Vorst, [5]; 6. 511-John Sharpe, [6]. Time – 2:23.465

358 Sprint Car Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 93-Mike Bittinger, [4]; 2. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [2]; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [3]; 4. 10-Zach Euculano, [1]; 5. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [5]; 6. 17-Andrew Hake, [6]. Time – 2:26.756


Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 4R-Zane Rudisill, [2]; 2. 42K-Travis Keiser, [3]; 3. 8-Jim Young, [6]; 4. 96-Jesse Snyder, [7]; 5. 66-Trent Yoder, [4]; 6. 17-Bradley Weber, [1]; 7. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr, [9]; 8. 91H-Hayden Miller, [5]; 9. 880-Kameron Morral, [10]; 10. 3C-Clayton Shaw, [8]; 11. (DNF) 14K-Hannah Riser, [11]; 12. (DNF) 7S-Mike Sherman, [15]; 13. (DNF) 12E-Riley Emig, [14]; 14. (DNF) 71L-Brian Kramer, [12]; (DNS) 7-Jayden Wolf, ; (DNS) 87-Buddy Hines. No time.

Lap Leaders – Zane Rudisill (1-20)

600 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 laps/All Qualify) – 1. 17-Bradley Weber, [2]; 2. 42K-Travis Keiser, [1]; 3. 91H-Hayden Miller, [6]; 4. 96-Jesse Snyder, [5]; 5. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr, [7]; 6. 14K-Hannah Riser, [8]; 7. (DNF) 7-Jayden Wolf, [4]; (DNS) 7S-Mike Sherman. Time – 2:05.406

600 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 4R-Zane Rudisill, [2]; 2. 66-Trent Yoder, [3]; 3. 8-Jim Young, [5]; 4. 3C-Clayton Shaw, [4]; 5. 880-Kameron Morral, [7]; 6. 71L-Brian Kramer, [6]; 7. 12E-Riley Emig, [8]; 8. (DNF) 87-Buddy Hines, [1]. Time – 2:06.549


Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 5-Scott Houdeshell, [3]; 2. 8CR-Mason Chaney, [2]; 3. 51-Travis Mc Clelland, [15]; 4. 19-Travis Perry, [7]; 5. 53-Bill Diehl, [11]; 6. 10-Jeremy Ott, [1]; 7. 5C-Josh Schrum, [6]; 8. 18-Chris Transeau, [5]; 9. 94-Greg Burd, [8]; 10. 75-Chandler Pagnotta, [19]; 11. 77A-Aaron Updegraff, [10]; 12. 58Z-Zachary Settle, [17]; 13. 95-Alex Schmiedel, [14]; 14. 30-Alex Robinson, [21]; 15. 41-Chuck Dell Jr, [18]; 16. 9-Rick Hartwig, [13]; 17. 18J-Jorjie Anna Sweger, [4]; 18. 00-Tim O Sheehan, [23]; 19. 93-Brent Marquis, [16]; 20. 31-Travis Beck, [12]; 21. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith, [22]; 22. 83J-James Snow Jr, [24]; 23. 19R-Roy A Denike, [20]; 24. 8BALL-Robert Shaw, [9]. Time – 6:37.783 (Establishes a new 20-lap track record)

Lap Leaders – Mason Chaney (1), Scott Houdeshell (2-20)

Legend Heat 1 Finish (5 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 18J-Jorjie Anna Sweger, [6]; 2. 18-Chris Transeau, [5]; 3. 8BALL-Robert Shaw, [2]; 4. 9-Rick Hartwig, [7]; 5. (DNF) 58Z-Zachary Settle, [8]; 6. (DNF) 42-Scott Lee, [4]; 7. (DNF) 00-Tim O Sheehan, [3]; 8. (DNF) 83J-James Snow Jr, [1]. Time – 1:40.892 (Establishes a new 5-lap track record)

Legend Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 5-Scott Houdeshell, [3]; 2. 5C-Josh Schrum, [5]; 3. 77A-Aaron Updegraff, [7]; 4. 95-Alex Schmiedel, [1]; 5. 41-Chuck Dell Jr, [6]; 6. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith, [4]; 7. 39-Bonnie Lee, [8]; 8. (DNF) 19L-Jonathan Robinson, [2]. Time – 2:37.941

Legend Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney, [3]; 2. 19-Travis Perry, [2]; 3. 53-Bill Diehl, [6]; 4. 51-Travis Mc Clelland, [5]; 5. 75-Chandler Pagnotta, [1]; 6. 30-Alex Robinson, [7]; 7. 77-Rick Blizzard, [8]; 8. 13-Ronald Blizzard Jr, [4]. Time – 2:37.642

Legend Heat 4 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 10-Jeremy Ott, [1]; 2. 94-Greg Burd, [4]; 3. 31-Travis Beck, [2]; 4. 93-Brent Marquis, [3]; 5. 19R-Roy A Denike, [8]; 6. 85-Michael Goldsmith, [6]; 7. 14H-Mike Howard Jr, [7]; 8. (DNF) 61-Shaun Miller, [5]. Time – 2:39.889

Legend Consolation Finish (8 Laps/Top 4 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 30-Alex Robinson, [3]; 2. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith, [2]; 3. 00-Tim O Sheehan, [5]; 4. 83J-James Snow Jr, [9]; 5. 61-Shaun Miller, [12]; 6. 77-Rick Blizzard, [7]; 7. 19L-Jonathan Robinson, [10]; 8. 85-Michael Goldsmith, [4]; 9. 39-Bonnie Lee, [6]; 10. (DNF) 13-Ronald Blizzard Jr, [11]; 11. (DNF) 14H-Mike Howard Jr, [8]; (DNS) 42-Scott Lee. No time.


Feature (15 Laps) - 1. 69-Robbie Carroll, [12]; 2. 6-Matt Worley, [1]; 3. 32-Jeff Foster, [3]; 4. 15-Nick Mc Daniel, [7]; 5. 88-Justin Oberlin, [9]; 6. 19-Tim Raup, [6]; 7. 18W-Robert Nicklow, [10]; 8. 219-Adam Campbell, [18]; 9. 56-Zach Baxter, [8]; 10. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr, [13]; 11. 14-Carl Cassell, [14]; 12. 10W-Richard Wolfe, [19]; 13. 36T-Tom Rupp, [16]; 14. 4-Carl Davis Jr, [17]; 15. 18T-Tyler Denike, [21]; 16. (DNF) 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, [11]; 17. (DNF) 81-Matt Chronister, [5]; 18. (DNF) 72-Gary Claypoole, [15]; 19. (DNF) 98-Daniel Hamm Jr, [22]; 20. (DNF) 99-Cody Klinedinst, [4]; 21. (DNF) 92-Terry Hartlaub, [2]; (DNS) 38-Jason Chronister. No time.

Lap Leaders – Matt Worley (1-9), Robbie Carroll (10-15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 69-Robbie Carroll, [5]; 2. 32-Jeff Foster, [6]; 3. 19-Tim Raup, [1]; 4. 88-Justin Oberlin, [7]; 5. 21-Ricky Weaver Jr, [4]; 6. 36T-Tom Rupp, [3]; 7. 10W-Richard Wolfe, [2]; 8. 18T-Tyler Denike, [8]. Time – 2:00.166

Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 81-Matt Chronister, [1]; 2. 92-Terry Hartlaub, [4]; 3. 15-Nick Mc Daniel, [2]; 4. 18W-Robert Nicklow, [7]; 5. 14-Carl Cassell, [6]; 6. 4-Carl Davis Jr, [5]; 7. (DNF) 38-Jason Chronister, [3]. Time – 2:01.457

Limited Stock Heat 3 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 99-Cody Klinedinst, [2]; 2. 6-Matt Worley, [5]; 3. 56-Zach Baxter, [3]; 4. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, [4]; 5. 72-Gary Claypoole, [1]; 6. 219-Adam Campbell, [6]; (DNS) 98-Daniel Hamm Jr. Time – 2:00.726

Lance Dewease out duels Donny Schatz for the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway

The battle for the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway Saturday night turned into the title match of the century between the World of Outlaws and PA Posse.

One the front row of the 30-lap World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature, representing the World of Outlaws was 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz and next to him, on the pole, representing the PA Posse was Lance Dewease – whose won more races than anyone at Williams Grove.

Dewease added another win to that list Saturday night, defeating Schatz to claim the Morgan Cup and his 17th career World of Outlaws victory. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver didn’t make it an easy fight, though.

Schatz got the first punch, jumping to the lead at the start of the race. From there, Schatz set a pace the No. 69K couldn’t match.

Dewease contributed that to his setup, stating it takes five or six laps for his car to get going. Because of that, he said he anticipated Schatz would get the jump on him. He knew the race he needed to run.

“The pace we were trying to run, we were going to be hard on tires at that whole 30 laps,” Dewease said about Schatz’s early run. “But hell, I wasn’t too easy with them.”

Schatz’s early lead didn’t last long, though. On Lap two, Logan Schuchart stopped on the front stretch due to an ignition box issue. The caution allowed the two front runners a quick rest to gauge their early run.

When the green flag flew again, Schatz landed another jab, jumping back to the lead. Dewease kept pace with him, though.

“I was shocked how good I hung with him there on the bottom,” Dewease said. “I thought we’d be alright if I could get by him (Schatz). He knows how to get around here when it’s slick.”

Like Dewease predicted, once he got in six consecutive laps, his car took off. While Schatz rode the high side, Dewease found enough grip on the bottom to wear out Schatz’s lead. By that time the two leaders entered lap traffic, which proved to be an advantage for Dewease.

Schatz struggled to navigate around lap traffic, allowing Dewease to plant the attack he needed on Lap 17 to charge by the No. 15 car and take the lead.

“It just came down to getting through lap traffic,” Schatz said. “I got to the 70 car and I didn’t push the issue, to go across the race car and go in front of him and I didn’t do it. It got me in a funk for a few laps and Lance got by. I got myself back going, but it was too late.”

Dewease then cruised to his second win in four days, after winning Wednesday’s night race at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. That night he heard the chant, “Posse! Posse! Posse!” in Victory Lane. Then heard it again Saturday night as the PA Posse fans were jubilant to retain the iconic Morgan Cup.

“This rivalry is pretty intense,” Dewease said. “It goes back a long way. We’re some of the few areas that can consistently win against these (Outlaws) guys. We were very fortunate to get it done tonight and keep the cup for another year. Beating Donny is always special because he gets around this place so good.”

While Schatz accepted his defeat, having to settle for second, he laid down a further challenge for the PA Posse fans.

“I hear all of that Posse chant, and I love that,” Schatz said. “Come August, I’m pretty sure he’s (Dewease) going to win the money to go to the Knoxville Nationals, so there’s going to be no damn reason every person in this place isn’t at the Knoxville Nationals watching it.”

While Schatz and Dewease put on a show at the front of the field, California-native Giovanni Scelzi was the show of the race behind them.

Scelzi won the C-Main, transferring to the rear of the 12-car Last Chance Showdown. He then made his way to fourth in the Showdown, transferring to the rear of the Feature. After starting 24th, he charged his way to a seventh-place finish in the Feature, earning the KSE Hard Charger award.

“Just qualified bad, and when you do that it puts you behind the eight-ball,” Scelzi said. “We just kept trucking in the Feature and kept going and going and going. I wish we had a yellow. I think we had something to get back in the top-five.”

Scelzi won his first Series victory at Williams Grove last year, becoming the youngest ever World of Outlaws winner at 16 years old. However, he’s not sure why he meshes with the Pennsylvania track so well.

“I just seem to have some natural speed,” Scelzi said, “I don’t know where it comes from. Seems to be a place I’m comfortable at.”

Both Schatz and Dewease – who credited each other as being exceptional drivers – said they’ve found the set up their comfortable with, leading to another potential title match when the Series returns to Williams Grove Speedway in July.


The World of Outlaws will continue its Northeast swing Sunday, May 19, at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NY.

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NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$5,500]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [6][$3,200]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,800]; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer [7][$2,500]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3][$2,300]; 7. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [24][$2,200]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [4][$2,100]; 9. 41-David Gravel [9][$2,050]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$2,000]; 11. 5-Shane Stewart [13][$1,500]; 12. 2M-Kerry Madsen [14][$1,200]; 13. 24-Lucas Wolfe [8][$1,100]; 14. 49-Brad Sweet [17][$1,050]; 15. 72-Ryan Smith [11][$1,000]; 16. 39-Cory Haas [20][$900]; 17. 18-Ian Madsen [23][$800]; 18. 39M-Anthony Macri [18][$800]; 19. 21-Brian Montieth [16][$800]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [15][$800]; 21. 5C-Dylan Cisney [22][$800]; 22. 1X-Chad Trout [25][$]; 23. 2-Carson Macedo [21][$800]; 24. 26-Cory Eliason [19][$800]; 25. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [12][$800]; 26. 70-Brock Zearfoss [26][$]; Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-12, Lance Dewease 13-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 71-G

Qualifying Flight-A  – 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 19.334; 2. 72-Ryan Smith, 19.36; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease, 19.374; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 19.438; 5. 5-Shane Stewart, 19.441; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 19.523; 7. 41-David Gravel, 19.537; 8. 19-Brent Marks, 19.611; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 19.629; 10. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 19.667; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 19.716; 12. 26-Cory Eliason, 19.742; 13. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 19.78; 14. 18-Ian Madsen, 19.929; 15. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 19.944; 16. 19M-Landon Myers, 19.963; 17. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 20.023; 18. 11-T.J. Stutts, 20.071; 19. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 20.163

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 19.378; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 19.547; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 19.621; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman, 19.687; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 19.69; 6. 2-Carson Macedo, 19.729; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 19.792; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 19.798; 9. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 19.806; 10. 1X-Chad Trout, 19.822; 11. 39M-Anthony Macri, 19.969; 12. 39-Cory Haas, 19.97; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 20.017; 14. 47K-Kody Lehman, 20.082; 15. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 20.116; 16. 21-Brian Montieth, 20.125; 17. 98H-Dave Blaney, 20.186; 18. 73B-Brett Michalski, 21.304; 19. 12W-Troy Fraker, 21.427

 DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [2]; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser [1]; 3. 41-David Gravel [4]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [3]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 7. 70-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [9]; 9. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [8]; 10. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [10]

DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 3. 72-Ryan Smith [1]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 6. 5C-Dylan Cisney [5]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [7]; 8. 11-T.J. Stutts [9]; 9. 19M-Landon Myers [8]

DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 6. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [8]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney [9]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker [10]

DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [4]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [8]; 5. 39-Cory Haas [6]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 7. 1X-Chad Trout [5]; 8. 47K-Kody Lehman [7]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [9]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [7]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [8]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe [6]

C-Main (8 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer – 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [2][-]; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney [4][-]; 3. 19M-Landon Myers [1][$150]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3][$150]; 5. 11-T.J. Stutts [5][$150]; 6. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [7][$125]; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski [6][$125]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [8][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [2][-]; 2. 5C-Dylan Cisney [1][-]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [7][-]; 4. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [11][-]; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5][$300]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4][$250]; 7. 1X-Chad Trout [6][$225]; 8. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [9][$200]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [10][$200]; 10. 98H-Dave Blaney [12][$200]; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$200]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [8][$200]

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Norris Tops Lates; King Jr. Strikes in Thriller; Lynch Cruises; Zambotti Climbs Fence In Victory

Sarver, PA (May 18, 2019) Fans were treated to racy surface and night of racing beneath dry skies for the second week in a row on Friday night. They were also treated to some great performances in main event action that saw some familiar faces wind up in victory lane.

Michael Norris was tested by a hard charging Colton Flinner and pressed at times by a strong performance from Tommy Beck who led early on, en route to his first appearance in victory lane at The Action Track. The defending champion took the lead on a lap three pass in turn four and gave it up to Flinner with 11 laps left, but made his way back around and cruised to the win in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Model main event.

Meanwhile, Rex King Jr. put the field behind him with authority from the pole in Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Big Block Modified action but would be challenged by an oncoming Dave Murdick in the second half of the race. Murdick looked to be on the verge of making a pass for the lead on several occasions and had good looks on the bottom of the speedway. However, King Jr. was too strong on the top side to be overtaken and pegged a lap 23 restart that saw Brian Swartzlander overtake Murdick for the runner up spot.

In Peoples Gas DIRTcar Sprint action, Sye Lynch took early command from the pole and fought off challenges from AJ Flick and Jack Sodeman Jr to earn his second career victory at The Action Track. Flick and Brandon Spithaler tangled in turn four early on, eliminating both from contention with six laps in the books, leaving Sodeman with a clear opportunity to hunt the leader in clean air.  However, he came up short in his pursuit as Lynch was extremely fast on the top side and never looked back once firmly in the lead.

Joey Zambotti’s week one performance in Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar/RUSH Pro Stock action was impressive indeed as he came from the tail of the field to the second spot and nearly challenging for the win. His performance on Friday night was just as if not more so impressive. Zambotti made his way through the field and ran down a strong running Tyler Dietz out front while Ryan Moyer and Corey McPherson joined the front of the pack. Dietz was able to inch closer after Zambotti made the pass for the win but ran out of laps as he took his first Lernerville feature victory of the season, prompting a familiar fence climbing celebration before victory lane.

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (42) Sye Lynch
2. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr.
3. (56) Ralph Spithaler
4. (4N) Jimmy Morris
5. (4K) Bill Kiley
6. (46) Michael Bauer
7. (91) Sadie Siegel
8. (6) Todd Burgard
9. (92) Chad Hill
10. (2) AJ Flick
11. (22) Brandon Spithaler

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (72) Michael Norris
2. (91) Tommy Beck
3. (15) Kelvin Kohan
4. (81) Mike Miller
5. (14R) Clay Ruffo
6. (23) Tony Burke
7. (77) Tyler Dietz
8. (92) Jayme Beck
9. (48) Colton Flinner
10. (10) Jared Miley
11. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (165) Rex King Jr.
2. (83) Brian Swartzlander
3. (61) Dave Murdick
4. (29) Garrett Krummert
5. (65) Rex King Sr.
6. (13) Rick Regalski
7. (45) Steve Feder
8. (4J) John Mollick
9. (75) Jeff Miller
10. (25) Chris Rudolph
11. (12W) Travis Walsh
12. (18) Colton Walters
13. (22) Kevin Long
14. (27R) Dave Reges
15. (A51) Bill Barr
16. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker (Did Not Start)

Millerstown Pic-A-Part RUSH/DIRTcar Pro Stocks Feature: (20 Laps)
1. (948) Joey Zambotti
2. (27) Tyler Dietz
3. (13X) Ryan Moyer
4. (C33) Corey McPherson
5. (32) Mark Sanders
6. (66) Joe Kelley
7. (26) Mike Bordt
8. (10) John Hartman
9. (310) Dale Tuche
10. (25) Brett McDonald
11. (22jr) Chase Lambert
12. (35B) Jake Dietz

David Gravel rides low line to Morgan Cup first round win

MECHANICSBURG, PA – May 17, 2019 – A simple point of the finger by Jason Sides gave David Gravel the assistance he needed to go on and win his third World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series race this season.

Gravel lost the lead to Daryn Pittman at the start of the 25-lap Williams Grove Speedway Feature and 10 laps later lost second to Pennsylvanian Danny Dietrich. It looked like Gravel may have to settle for his second third-place finish in-a-row, but everything changed with 13 laps to go.

Dietrich and Gravel were nose to tail heading down the front stretch with the lap car of Sides in front of them.

“Going into (turn) one, Sides pointed low and I think Dietrich thought he pointed low like he was going to go low and Dietrich was going to go high, but he actually pointed low to pass him down low,” Gravel said. “Dietrich followed him in the corner, and I went low. So, I’m glad it worked out for me and not for him.”

That move allowed Gravel to slide back into second-place, while Dietrich fell several car lengths behind him after having to lift out of the throttle due to Sides blocking his line. Dietrich cited getting caught behind Sides was the one mistake that kept him from a potential win Friday night.

“That was the race I think for me,” Dietrich said.

With Dietrich far behind, Gravel had breathing room to try and run Pittman back down. And he didn’t waste any time. Two laps after passing Dietrich, he was on Pittman’s bumper. Gravel stuck to the low line most of the race, while Pittman stayed high. But with 12 laps to go, the two swapped lanes in turns three and four. The advantage went to Gravel.

On Pittman’s tail, he dove underneath the No. 83 Roth Motorsports car in turn one and charged his way back to the lead.

After the disappointment of losing a potential win at Lincoln Speedway Wednesday night, Gravel was not going to let another win slip through his fingers.

He prepared himself for the Feature throughout the night, studying how his car worked in different lanes. While he won his Drydene Heat race and the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash by riding the high line, he tested the bottom during the Dash.

“I was just trying it (different lines) out all night,” Gravel said. “Luckily things worked out the way they did, and I found something better than they did.”

Once he cleared Pittman and began to pull away with the lead, Dietrich wasn’t letting him out of his sight. The blue No. 48 also got by Pittman and made his own charge for the lead. At times a blanket could be thrown over the top three.

Dietrich continued to run the high side, while Gravel stayed low. At times he would close on the No. 41 Jason Johnson Racing car, but Gravel could always out power him out of the turn, leading to his 42nd career World of Outlaws victory – and fifth Series win at Williams Grove Speedway.

The ability of the No. 41 car to drive hard through the turn without any issues has Pittman scratching his head on how he can get his car to do the same.

“We didn’t get from the center off very good,” Pittman said. “My car would drop too far and not drive down the straightaway. I think the 41 drivers really hard, a lot harder than mine and we’ve got to figure out why that is. I just start spinning way too easy.”

Gravel and his new Jason Johnson Racing team have found the level of consistency they were hoping to find at the start of the year. He’s finished in the top-five in the last four races – three of those finishes being on the podium. And with three wins now, Gravel is the winningest driver, so far, this season.

“Man, we’re trying all sorts of stuff,” Gravel said. “Every night I don’t think we run the same bar combination. Philip (Dietz, JJR crew chief) is always working, trying to make the car better. It works nine times out of 10. Hopefully we jot down the things that work really well and continue to grow as a team and keep winning races.”

His Williams Grove win has propelled the Watertown, Conn.-native to be tied for third in the Series’ points standings with Pittman – 64 points behind leader Donny Schatz, who only has a two-point lead over Brad Sweet.

With three wins in the early stage of the season, the championship isn’t on Gravel’s mind, yet. He’s focused on staying consistent and winning races.

“The past couple of races have been really good,” Gravel said. “We’re qualifying well consistently now, which is a huge part of this. If we keep that up good things will happen. Where we end up in the points is where we end up. I just want to keep winning races and try to be as consistent as we can.”

A simple point of the finger to the sky in Victory Lane Friday night made that clear.


Gravel will get the chance to sweep the weekend when the World of Outlaws return for the final round of the Morgan Cup Saturday, May 18, at Williams Grove Speedway.

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NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1][$8,000]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [4][$4,000]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [2][$2,500]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [3][$2,200]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7][$2,100]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [10][$2,000]; 7. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [5][$1,800]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$1,600]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$1,500]; 10. 1X-Chad Trout [6][$1,300]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [14][$1,200]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [16][$1,100]; 13. 72-Ryan Smith [11][$1,000]; 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer [18][$700]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [13][$600]; 16. 19-Brent Marks [24][$600]; 17. 2M-Kerry Madsen [17][$600]; 18. 39M-Anthony Macri [19][$600]; 19. 21-Brian Montieth [20][$600]; 20. 2-Carson Macedo [22][$600]; 21. 5C-Dylan Cisney [15][$600]; 22. 39-Cory Haas [21][$600]; 23. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [8][$600]; 24. 24-Lucas Wolfe [26][$]; 25. O7-Gerard McIntyre [23][$600]; 26. 11-T.J. Stutts [27][$]; 27. 7S-Jason Sides [25][$]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-14, David Gravel 15-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 19-Brent Marks[+8]

Qualifying Flight-A  – 1. 41-David Gravel, 16.854; 2. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 16.991; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman, 16.994; 4. 1X-Chad Trout, 17.1; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 17.108; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 17.132; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 17.137; 8. 72-Ryan Smith, 17.168; 9. 2-Carson Macedo, 17.208; 10. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 17.312; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.314; 12. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.341; 13. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 17.38; 14. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.394; 15. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 17.495; 16. 98H-Dave Blaney, 17.688; 17. 19M-Landon Myers, 17.821; 18. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.913; 19. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.561; 20. 99M-Kyle Moody, NT

Qualifying Flight-B – 1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.761; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.96; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 16.983; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 17.082; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 17.103; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.122; 7. 5-Shane Stewart, 17.144; 8. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.156; 9. 39-Cory Haas, 17.174; 10. 19-Brent Marks, 17.177; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.201; 12. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.206; 13. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.291; 14. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.355; 15. 11-T.J. Stutts, 17.364; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.416; 17. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 17.449; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.475; 19. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.492; 20. 73B-Brett Michalski, 17.737

DRYDENE Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 7. 2-Carson Macedo [5]; 8. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [8]; 9. 19M-Landon Myers [9]; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker [10]

DRYDENE Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [1]; 2. 1X-Chad Trout [2]; 3. 72-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 5C-Dylan Cisney [5]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [7]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney [8]; 8. 47K-Kody Lehman [9]; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody [10]; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall [6]

DRYDENE Heat #3 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 5-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer [7]; 6. 39-Cory Haas [5]; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe [9]; 8. 11-T.J. Stutts [8]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 10. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [10]

DRYDENE Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [4]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [9]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 9. 26-Cory Eliason [7]; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski [10]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [5]; 3. 5-Shane Stewart [6]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 5. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [3]; 6. 1X-Chad Trout [7]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 8. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [8]

C-Main (10 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer – 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [4][-]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][-]; 3. 47K-Kody Lehman [3][$150]; 4. 73B-Brett Michalski [8][$150]; 5. 12W-Troy Fraker [5][$150]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2][$125]; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [7][$125]; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody [10][$125]; 9. 19M-Landon Myers [1][$125]; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall [9][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer –1. 39-Cory Haas [2][-]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [3][-]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1][-]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [4][-]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [11][$300]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [8][$250]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [6][$225]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [12][$200]; 9. 11-T.J. Stutts [10][$200]; 10. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [7][$200]; 11. 98H-Dave Blaney [9][$200]; 12. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5][$200]