Monday, September 16, 2019

Josh Weller gets back to back Georgetown Wins

Josie McIntyre Photo
GEORGETOWN, DE – Josh Weller has proven that he is the car to beat at Georgetown as the Mertztown, PA native captured the win, for the second season in a row, in the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club 25-lap portion of Wing Night at Georgetown Speedway on Friday, September 13.

Seventeen cars made the trek to Georgetown Speedway for their first and only appearance of 2019 on a full mooned Friday the 13th. Though slightly overcast, it was a great night for racing and the action proved to be some of the best we have seen this year. URC also hosted Kid’s Night where bike’s were given away, goodie bags handed out, and even a few drivers made themselves available to sign autographs. Special thanks to Rita’s Italian Ice of Bethany Beach who was also on-hand to provide the fans at Georgetown a special treat.

Coming into the night second in points to Chad Layton, Weller knew he would need a strong run. Both Layton and Weller won their heat races after some great battles with young guns Ryan Quackenbush and Austin Bishop. It just so happens that number 1 (Layton) and 2 (Weller) in points would also share the front row – Weller on the pole and Layton to his outside - and lead the field to the green flag for the 25-lap feature. One yellow flag flew early in the night as Troy Betts appeared to have some fire under his hood on lap 3. Everything seemed to be alright as Betts would re-fire and join the field. This restart would feature Weller at the point with Layton, and Quackenbush behind him.

When the field took the green it did not take long before our leaders found themselves in lapped traffic. Slicing and dicing their way through the slower cars, Layton was able to show his nose to Weller a few times but was never able to show enough to pass. Showing his strength at Georgetown, Josh Weller went on to win the 25-lap feature just as he did in 2018 with Layton, JJ Grasso, Bishop, and Curt Michael rounding out the top 5.

“Georgetown has always been a good track for us,” Weller said, “it’s always good to get wins, and to get them back to back is great.” Lapped traffic was a big player in Weller’s win, admitting that “lapped traffic got tough at times. In the beginning of the race we caught them at good times, later in the race they were tough to get through.” Looking forward to the last few races of the season, Weller has his eyes on back to back championships; however, he will need to make up some ground on Layton. Weller said, “last night helped us chisel some more off his lead. We are still pushing to repeat as champion and keep the pressure on Chad.” Josh would like to thank his wife, Jess, his kids, his parents, Cory and Kurt for all their support. He also would like to thank his sponsors Schearer’s Sales and Service, McBrothers Overhead Doors, Assured Automation, Bob Hilbert, and Victor Auto Glass.

The KSE Hard Charger for the night went to JJ Grasso who improved four positions from the seventh starting position to finish third. Heat race wins went to Chad Layton and Josh Weller.

The Capitol Renegade United Racing Club is back in action on October 12, 2019 at BAPS Motor Speedway for yet another 358/360 Sprint Car Challenge The point gap between Layton and Weller is down to only 47 points and with only four point races left for the year things are bound to get very interesting!

Photo Credit: Chad Warner

HEAT 1 (8 LAPS): 1. 35-Chad Layton, [3]; 2. 5Q-Ryan Quackenbush, [1]; 3. 5G-Curt Michael, [5]; 4. 25-J.J. Grasso, [7]; 5. 22-Troy Betts, [8]; 6. 7X-Timmy Buckwalter, [9]; 7. 11-Ryan Stillwaggon, [6]; 8. 67C-Jason Cherry, [2]; 9. (DNF) 12D-Steve Downs, [4]

HEAT 2 (8 LAPS): 1. 7-Ed Aikin, [2]; 2. 63-Josh Weller, [4]; 3. 11A-Austin Bishop, [1]; 4. 39-Ryan Watt, [6]; 5. 47-Adam Carberry, [5]; 6. 5Z-Zack Burd, [8]; 7. 117-David Swanson, [3]; 8. 17J-Jonathan Swanson, [7]

FEATURE (25 LAPS): . 1. 63-Josh Weller, [1]; 2. 35-Chad Layton, [2]; 3. 25-J.J. Grasso, [7]; 4. 11A-Austin Bishop, [3]; 5. 5G-Curt Michael, [5]; 6. 47-Adam Carberry, [10]; 7. 39-Ryan Watt, [8]; 8. 7X-Timmy Buckwalter, [11]; 9. 5Q-Ryan Quackenbush, [4]; 10. 22-Troy Betts, [9]; 11. 7-Ed Aikin, [6]; 12. 11-Ryan Stillwaggon, [13]; 13. 117-David Swanson, [14]; 14. 67C-Jason Cherry, [15]; 15. (DNF) 5Z-Zack Burd, [12]; (DNS) 17J-Jonathan Swanson, ; (DNS) 12D-Steve Downs


SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 21st Annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model National Open sanctioned by the Morton Buildings World of Outlaws Late Model Series at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 21.

The Late Model National Open will be the last race of the season and will pay $10,000 to win and $700 to start the 40-lap main event out of the $40,000-plus purse.

Joining the super late models on the racing card will be the limited late models in a 20-lap feature paying $1,000 to win and $100 to start.

In last year’s 20th Anniversary Late Model National Open, World of Outlaws regular Chris “Smokey” Madden of Gray Court, S.C., became the 12th different winner of the event.

Former 12-time track champion Jeff Rine of Danville scored his first career win in a World of Outlaws main event in the 2017 race which also marked his fifth victory in the Open. Rine’s other Open wins occurred in 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009.

Previously, Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., won three straight Selinsgrove Late Model Opens sanctioned by the World of Outlaws from 2013-2015 with Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville, Ark., claiming a WoO win in 2016.

Chris Shuey of Orefield won the inaugural Late Model Open in 1999 followed by a win in the 2001 race. Nick Dickson of Lewistown is the only other repeat winner with victories in 2007 and 2012.

Other past winners of the Late Model Open include Kenny Pettyjohn of Millsboro, Del. (2000); Dale Kerstetter of Liverpool (2002); Jeff Smith of Blain (2003); Scott Haus of Hamburg (2004); Dan Stone of Thompson (2010); and Rick Eckert of York (2011).

This season has been one of the most competitive in track history for the super late model division with 11 different winners in 13 races. Coleby Frye of Dover is the only repeat winner with three checkered flags and the 2019 track championship at Selinsgrove.

In limited late model racing at the track, four races have produced four different winners. Feature winner Shaun Miller of Tower City leads the limited series standings by just 40 points over one-time winner Jared Fulkroad of Mifflintown entering this weekend’s final race.

Limited late model rules in effect for this race include 358 cubic inch maximum engines and any brand of 11 inch tires. The limited late model weight rule will be 2,350 pounds with driver.

Tickets for the Word of Outlaws Late Model Series National Open will be sold on race day only. Grandstand and pit gates will open at 4 p.m. with qualifying slated to start at 7 p.m.

FREE camping will be permitted on the speedway grounds over the race weekend.  Campers must park in the new upper lot designated for camping.  Campers are not permitted to park in any of the center sections of the speedway lot.

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

40-Lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series National Open Purse: 1) $10,000 2) $5,000 3) $3,000 4) $2,500 5) $2,000 6) $1,700 7) $1,400 8) $1,300 9) $1,200 10) $1,100 11) $1,050 12) $1,000 13) $950 14) $900 15) $850 16) $800 17) $770 18) $750 19) $730 20-24) $700
Also Racing: Limited Late Models ($1,000 To Win; $100 To Start)
Pit & Grandstand Gates Open: 4PM
Race Time: 7PM
FREE Camping Permitted in Upper Speedway Lot
Admission For Saturday, September 21, 2019: Adult General Admission $30; Students (12-17) $15; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $40

Brian Montieth and Logan Wagner Weekend Winners

This past weekend the 2019 Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars only had two shows to complete. Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway Brian Montieth won the Dirt Classic qualifier. On Saturday night September 14th Logan Wagner won the Jim Nace Memorial National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway and the $20,000 first place prize money.
The Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars are back this weekend with four nights of action. Three of them are with the Ollies All Star Circuit of Champions. The four race weekend starts out at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday September 19th for the Kevin Gobrecht Classic. The following night Friday September 20th is the return of the All Stars to Williams Grove Speedway. Saturday September 21st the Dirt Classic is at Lincoln Speedway. The All Stars weekend closes out with Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland on Sunday September 22nd.

Danny Dietrich leads the Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars points with Freddie Rahmer in 2nd and Brian Montieth in 3rd.
  Champion Racing Oil, RM Racing Lubricants,, 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 this point series.
  Product discount certificates sponsors include 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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After September 14. 2019
listing; position, car number, driver, points, series wins
1. 48 Danny Dietrich  1589 12
2. 51 Freddie Rahmer  1080 9
3. 21 Brian Montieth  898 4
4. 24 Lucas Wolfe   845 5
5. 39M Anthony Macri  801 2
6. 69k Lance Dewease  792 8
7. 72 Ryan Smith   760
8. 1 Logan Wagner  748 6
9. 99m Kyle Moody   531 2
10. 1x Chad Trout   499 1
11. 87 Alan Krimes   495 2
12. 39 Cory Haas   490 2
13. 5 Dylan Cisney   474 2
14. 11 T J Stutts   455
15. 75 Chase Dietz   370 1
16. 15 Adam Wilt   345
17. 91 Kyle Reinhardt  329 1
18. 87 Aaron Reutzel  303 4
19. 70 Brock Zearfoss  302
20. 59 Jim Siegel   291
21. 2 A J Flick   289 1
22. 33 Jared Esh   280 1
23. 17B Steve Buckwalter  270
24. 12 Blane Heimbach  259
25. 88 Brandon Rahmer

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

20th-Williams Grove ASCoC
21st-Lincoln ASCoC
22nd-Hagerstown MD ASCoC


Coming Up:
Thursday, September 19, 2019 – Select Collision Kevin Gobrecht Classic, 410 Sprint Cars, 358 Sprint Cars (7PM)
Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Drydene Oil Crowning of Champions, Super Sportsman, Late Models, Street Stocks, Extreme Stocks (7PM)

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York Haven, Pa. (9/14/19) – Scott Dellinger came into the 2019 season with high expectations in the Super Sportsman division at BAPS Motor Speedway.           

There was a lot to live up to. A year ago, Dellinger posted nine wins on his way to the BAPS Motor Speedway track championship and also captured the biggest race of the season, the prestigious Sportsman 100.           

Fast forward to this season, and things haven’t come as easy. Dellinger has scaled back to two wins and been chasing division dominator Kenny Edkin for most of the season.           

But, the roles switched Saturday night. Dellinger was the man to beat, and he held off a charging Garrett Williamson over an entertaining final two laps to score the win in the 45th annual Gary Wolford Super Sportsman 100.           

“I know I’m second on the list for 100 wins, so it means a lot,” Dellinger said after the hard-fought win. “I know a lot of guys ran for a lot of years and never won it.           

“I wish I knew the answer to it … longevity or just that we hit it right. I just have to thank my guys. We have been doing the same thing all year, chasing the 75-car [Edkin]. They are on their game, and I was there last year. So, I know what it’s like.”           

Some of the best drivers to ever sit in a Super Sportsman have won this event multiple times. But, only one, Frankie Herr, has sat in Victory Lane more than Dellinger, who has five wins to Herr’s eight.           

This march wasn’t as easy as some of his Sportsman 100 victories in the past. Dellinger started sixth on the grid and had to methodically make his way to the front.           

John Edkin started on the pole, but outside pole-sitter Paul Miller grabbed the early lead and led the first 20 circuits. Edkin didn’t go far and was able to pass Miller to take the point on Lap 21.         

Miller wasn’t done. He retook the spot from Edkin one lap later and paced the field until Dellinger broke through and took the lead on Lap 26.           

“This is the best I’ve felt after a 100,” Dellinger said. “Usually, your tongue is dragging when you get out, but I feel pretty decent, right now.         

“I’m just glad I got to the front when I did. The track was very racy tonight. We actually prepared for a dry-slick track and had to go back and change a bunch of stuff before we started tonight.”           

Continued Dellinger, “I have to thank my guys. Ben Engle, especially. I had him about ready to quit because of a lack of effort on my part or maybe we just weren’t getting it done. We feel very disappointed with the position we are in, but we are in good company. Everybody who is running in the front is really good.”           

They were all chasing Dellinger, and there was plenty of good racing and positions changing in the top five.           

Miller was still in second and trying to hold off Russ Mitten. The battle ended when Mitten came to a stop on Lap 42.

Kenny Edkin, who started 10th, was slowly making his way to the front and blew into the top five by the halfway point. As for Williamson, he slipped back to 15th at one point before reaching the top five by the fuel stop at Lap 60.           

“We came to life a quarter of the way before the first red,” Williamson said. “I was very tight at the beginning, but I had a feeling it was going to slick up. At one point, I was back to 15th and had to step up the pace.”           

While Dellinger continued to lead, Williamson asserted himself. He stalked Kenny Edkin and Miller lap-after-lap and finally took the runner-up spot by the completion of Lap 85.           

It was go-time. Williamson chopped into Dellinger’s lead and was within striking distance with five laps to go. Things got interesting with two to go, as Williamson closed to within three car-lengths.

“I think we would’ve been pretty clear, easy going, but I think we lost a motor with three to go,” Dellinger said. “We dropped a cylinder, something, because I could hear everyone coming and knew they were coming fast.”           

Dellinger was pinned to the bottom of the speedway, while Williamson got up on the cushion. The lead was down to a car-length at the white flag, and it was shaping up for a close finish.           

Williamson got a run off Turn 2 and got to the inside of Dellinger on the backstretch. The leader came down to the bottom, and the two made slight contact in the fourth corner, but both competitors kept their car underneath them.           

It was a drag race to the finish, and Dellinger had just enough on the bottom to take a .267-second victory at the stripe.           

“I thought we were going around, but he got off me,” Dellinger said. “I appreciate it. I would’ve done the same for him. It’s one thing to win it, and it’s another thing to win it by taking someone out.           

“I know I probably crowded him a little down the backstretch, because we were out of power, but I knew he was coming with a full head of steam.”           

Williamson was pleased with a second-place run. Kenny Edkin, Luke Deatrick, and Frankie Herr completed the top five.         

“I damn near hit the wall in one and two, but I didn’t really care,” Williamson said. “I was trying to drive the wheels off it.           

“Anywhere I needed to put the car, that’s where I put it. I wasn’t going to take Dellinger out. It’s the biggest race of the year, and I had a fun time trying to get to him.”           

Kenny Edkin set quick time for the 23-car field with a lap of 16.855. The top 12 in time trials were locked into the feature, with Rich Eichelberger and Timmie Barrick winning the twin consolations.           

Brian Walls continued his dominance over the Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stock field by winning the 20-lap main event.           

Chad Smith started on the outside of the front row and led the first two circuits. Walls charged to the front on Lap 3 and never looked back over the rest of the race distance.           

Smith held on for second, with Will Walls, Bud Witmer, and Kyle Saylor completing the top five. Will Walls won Artwerks Hard Charger honors, advancing from seventh to third. Eddie Richards and Brian Walls were heat winners for the 15-car field. 

BAPS Motor Speedway
York Haven, Pa.
Saturday, September 14, 2019


Feature (100 Laps) – 1. 30-Scott Dellinger, [6]; 2. 32-Garrett Williamson, [11]; 3. 75-Kenny Edkin, [10]; 4. 5D-Luke Deatrick, [17]; 5. 70D-Frankie Herr, [7]; 6. 2M-Matt Ondek, [12]; 7. 3B-Mike Enders, [16]; 8. 35-John Edkin, [1]; 9. 318-Steve Fannasy, [15]; 10. 360-Jay Fannasy, [9]; 11. 71K-Tyler Wolford, [5]; 12. 34-Chuck Landis, [19]; 13. 38-Allan Hallman, [21]; 14. (DNF) 14-Nate Young, [4]; 15. (DNF) 58-Paul Miller, [2]; 16. (DNF) 1A-Chase Gutshall, [8]; 17. (DNF) 22-Daniel John, [20]; 18. (DNF) 7-Timmie Barrick, [14]; 19. (DNF) 77-Russ Mitten, [3]; 20. (DNF) 8-Rich Eichelberger, [13]; 21. (DNF) 77W-Tom Wyckoff, [18]; 22. (DNF) 91-Lanny Hake, [22]; (DNS) 18-Dave Conrad.

Lap Leaders – Paul Miller (1-20), John Edkin (21), Miller (22-25), Scott Dellinger (26-100)

Super Sportsman Time Trial Finish – 1. 75-Kenny Edkin 16.855; 2. 360-Jay Fannasy 16.999; 3. 1A-Chase Gutshall 17.184; 4. 70D-Frankie Herr 17.190; 5. 30-Scott Dellinger 17.191; 6. 71K-Tyler Wolford 17.244; 7. 14-Nate Young 17.290; 8. 77-Russ Mitten 17.355; 9. 58-Paul Miller 17.398; 10. 35-John Edkin 17.432; 11. 32-Garrett Williamson 17.501; 12. 2M-Matt Ondek 17.516; 13. 5D-Luke Deatrick 17.532; 14. 7-Timmie Barrick 17.547; 15. 8-Rich Eichelberger 17.667; 16. 3B-Mike Enders 17.773; 17. 34-Chuck Landis 17.882; 18. 77W-Tom Wyckoff 17.911; 19. 22-Daniel John 18.071; 20. 38-Allan Hallman 18.480; 21. 91-Lanny Hake 21.451; 22. 18-Dave Conrad No Time.

Super Sportsman B Main 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 8-Rich Eichelberger, [2]; 2. 318-Steve Fannasy, [6]; 3. 5D-Luke Deatrick, [1]; 4. 34-Chuck Landis, [3]; 5. 22-Daniel John, [4]; (DNS) 91-Lanny Hake.

Super Sportsman B Main 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 7-Timmie Barrick, [1]; 2. 3B-Mike Enders, [2]; 3. 77W-Tom Wyckoff, [3]; 4. (DNF) 38-Allan Hallman, [4]; (DNS) 18-Dave Conrad.


Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls, [3]; 2. 99-Chad Smith, [2]; 3. 14W-Will Walls, [7]; 4. 41W-Bud Witmer, [5]; 5. 14-Kyle Saylor, [6]; 6. 43-Eric Tripp, [10]; 7. 7P-Jim Palm, [1]; 8. 80D-Greg Diehl, [12]; 9. 64-Brandon Wanner, [9]; 10. 64W-Stan Wanner, [14]; 11. 15-Brian Boughter, [11]; 12. (DNF) 65-Bill Wentz, [15]; 13. (DNF) M1-Mike Potts, [8]; 14. (DNF) 2-Kory Sites, [13]; 15. (DNF) FOUR-Eddie Richards, [4]

Lap Leaders – Chad Smith (1-2), Brian Walls (3-20)

Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. FOUR-Eddie Richards, [3]; 2. 99-Chad Smith, [7]; 3. 41W-Bud Witmer, [5]; 4. 14W-Will Walls, [6]; 5. 64-Brandon Wanner, [1]; 6. 15-Brian Boughter, [4]; 7. 2-Kory Sites, [8]; 8. 64W-Stan Wanner, [2].

Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 2W-Brian Walls, [3]; 2. 7P-Jim Palm, [2]; 3. 14-Kyle Saylor, [6]; 4. M1-Mike Potts, [5]; 5. 43-Eric Tripp, [7]; 6. 80D-Greg Diehl, [4]; 7. (DNF) 65-Bill Wentz, [1].


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Hanover, Pa. (9/13/19): By all accounts, Tim McClelland had a solid rookie 358 Sprint Car season at Trail-Way Speedway.

Coming into the final 358 Sprint Car event of 2019, McClelland sat in the top ten in points with a handful of top-fives and eight top-tens in ten events. With Rookie of the Year honors secured, all McClelland wanted was the win.

He did just that Friday night at Trail-Way Speedway.

McClelland started on the pole for the 25-lap Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic feature and took off on the start, pulling away to a sizeable lead over East Berlin’s Cody Fletcher.

“Starting up front, that’s the main thing,” McClelland said in victory lane, “It was my race to lose. Me as a rookie? I’m running scared the whole way.

McClelland continued, “Funny thing is, my old man isn’t even here tonight. It’s just me, my wife, kids, my mom, my best buddy and the motor owner. I guarantee you my old man is mad right now because he wasn’t here to witness it.”

McClelland approached lap cars by the seventh lap and wasted no time putting space between himself and Fletcher. With each car lapped, Fletcher weaved through the same cars, never allowing more than two cars to extend the distance between the front two.

For the second week in a row, the 358 Sprint Car feature went nonstop, which allowed McClelland to keep a comfortable distance over the final laps of the race.

With three laps to go and a pack of lapped cars in his sight, McClelland continued to hit his marks, although Fletcher was able to cut into his lead by over a second at the line.

Following McClelland and Fletcher across the line was Hanover’s Dylan Norris.

Steve Owings started last and finished fourth, securing the 2019 358 Sprint Car track championship. While Owings was excited for his team’s accomplishments, he was ready to take in McClelland’s first victory lane experience.

“Awesome job, Timmy McClelland,” Owings said, “Oh my god, it is so cool to see him win here tonight! I guarantee you he’s smiling from ear-to-ear! What an awesome year he’s had, and what a hell of a way to cap it off.

Continued Owings on his 2019 season, “It wasn’t too bad for a 52-year-old guy. Maybe next year we’ll get a little better, like wine!”

Rounding out the top five was David Holbrook.

Sixth through tenth went to Joe Trone Jr., Mark Van Vorst, Kyle Rohrbaugh, Andrew Hake and Nat Tuckey.

Norris and Owings were credited with heat race wins.

Harrisburg’s Brian Marriott clamed the 20-lap 270 Micro Sprint feature win and the 2019 270 Micro Sprint track championship Friday night at Trail-Way Speedway.

Marriott and Cory Myers raced side-by-side until the caution came out for Joe Long Jr., who held the point lead coming into the night’s event. Long was forced to exit the track when his car ran out of coolant.

While pacing the field, Myers stopped on the frontstretch when his chain fell off.

On the next restart, Marriott jumped to a quick lead and raced on to claim his second win of 2019.

Twelfth starting Billy Logeman finished in the runner-up spot, followed by Cameron Smith, Zachary Glass and Luis Gonzalez Jr. rounding out the top five.

Myers and Logeman were heat race winners.

Ryan Smith completed a seventh-lap pass for the lead on Dalton Myers at the line to win his second Street Stock race of 2019.

Danny Beard finished second, followed by the 2019 Street Stock track champion Sam Gallagher in third. Myers and Aaron Beard completed the top five.

Gallagher and Danny Beard were heat race winners.

Jason Chronister, brother Matt Chronister and Justin Oberlin put on a show for the fans in the 15-lap Limited Stock feature.

Outside polesitter, Matt Chronister, held the lead for the first nine laps before yielding the top spot to Justin Oberlin. Matt’s brother Jason quickly followed Oberlin, immediately applying pressure for the lead. Matt Chronister would not back down, with Jason bolting to the inside of Oberlin and Matt squeezed to the outside of Oberlin, creating a Chronister sandwich.

Jason completed the pass for the lead with one lap to go and held on to claim his first win of the 2019 season.

Matt Chronister followed Jason across the line for second, followed by Oberlin in third. Cody Klinedinst finished fourth with Nick McDaniel in fifth.

Oberlin and Robbie Carroll were heat race winners.

Carroll’s 11th place finish and season-high seven wins secured his second consecutive Limited Stock track championship.

Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, Pa.
Friday, September 19, 2019


Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 6-Tim McClelland, [1]; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [2]; 3. 44-Dylan Norris, [5]; 4. 35-Steve Owings, [12]; 5. 77-David Holbrook, [6]; 6. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [9]; 7. 34-Mark Van Vorst, [4]; 8. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [3]; 9. 17-Andrew Hake, [8]; 10. 48-Nat Tuckey, [10]; 11. 2D-Dylan Orwig, [13]; 12. (DNF) 00X-Jeff Rohrbaugh, [7]; 13. (DNF) 93-Mike Bittinger, [11].

Lap Leaders – Tim McClelland (1-25)

358 Sprint Car Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 44-Dylan Norris, [1]; 2. 34-Mark Van Vorst, [2]; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [6]; 4. 77-David Holbrook, [3]; 5. 17-Andrew Hake, [4]; 6. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [7]; 7. 2D-Dylan Orwig, [5].

358 Sprint Car Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 35-Steve Owings, [2]; 2. 12K-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [1]; 3. 6-Tim McClelland, [5]; 4. 00X-Jeff Rohrbaugh, [3]; 5. 93-Mike Bittinger, [6]; 6. 48-Nat Tuckey, [4].


Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 1-Brian Marriott, [1]; 2. 97-Billy Logeman, [12]; 3. 69-Cameron Smith, [2]; 4. 84-Zachary Glass, [6]; 5. 21G-Luis Gonzalez Jr, [14]; 6. 19-Stevie Daron Jr, [7]; 7. 49-Doug Yingling, [13]; 8. (DNF) 20-Cory Myers, [5]; 9. (DNF) 1B-Brent Bull, [8]; 10. (DNF) 7-Brent Mowery, [10]; 11. (DNF) 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [3]; 12. (DNF) 44-Steven Cox, [4]; 13. (DNF) 22-Michael Boer, [11]; 14. (DNF) 96-Brock Whisler, [15]; 15. (DNF) 21V-Teddy Volz, [9].

Lap Leaders – Brian Marriott (1-20)

270 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 20-Cory Myers, [2]; 2. 44-Steven Cox, [4]; 3. 69-Cameron Smith, [8]; 4. 84-Zachary Glass, [7]; 5. 1B-Brent Bull, [6]; 6. 7-Brent Mowery, [1]; 7. 49-Doug Yingling, [5]; 8. (DNF) 96-Brock Whisler, [3].

270 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 97-Billy Logeman, [3]; 2. 4T4-Joe Long Jr, [4]; 3. 1-Brian Marriott, [7]; 4. 19-Stevie Daron Jr, [5]; 5. 21V-Teddy Volz, [1]; 6. (DNF) 22-Michael Boer, [6]; (DNS) 21G-Luis Gonzalez Jr.


Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 59-Ryan Smith, [3]; 2. 60-Danny Beard, [4]; 3. 25-Sam Gallagher, [5]; 4. 94-Dalton Myers, [2]; 5. 60A-Aaron Beard, [12]; 6. 51-Jeremy Stremmel, [7]; 7. 39-Wayne Dutterer Jr, [1]; 8. 6T-Jacob Toney, [6]; 9. 19-Richard Phillip, [11]; 10. 4J-Jim Jacobs, [8]; 11. 57R-Dave Radabaugh, [10]; 12. (DNF) 3D-Shane Mc Quay, [9].

Lap Leaders – Dalton Myers (1-7), Ryan Smith (8-20)

Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 25-Sam Gallagher, [3]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith, [5]; 3. 39-Wayne Dutterer Jr, [1]; 4. 6T-Jacob Toney, [2]; 5. 4J-Jim Jacobs, [4]; 6. 57R-Dave Radabaugh, [6].

Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 60-Danny Beard, [2]; 2. 94-Dalton Myers, [1]; 3. 60A-Aaron Beard, [6]; 4. 51-Jeremy Stremmel, [3]; 5. 3D-Shane Mc Quay, [4]; 6. 19-Richard Phillip, [5].


Feature (15 Laps) – 1. 38-Jason Chronister, [6]; 2. 81-Matt Chronister, [2]; 3. 88-Justin Oberlin, [1]; 4. 99-Cody Klinedinst, [4]; 5. 15-Nick Mc Daniel, [10]; 6. 2-Chad Weaver, [3]; 7. 87-Wesley Miller, [13]; 8. 14-Carl Cassell, [8]; 9. 4-Carl Davis Jr, [15]; 10. H15-AJ Hoffner, [18]; 11. 69-Robbie Carroll, [12]; 12. 67C-Jason Minter, [16]; 13. 69G-Danny Fox, [9]; 14. 25X-Kyle Warnick, [17]; 15. (DNF) 32-Jeff Foster, [5]; 16. (DNF) 46-Donald Smith, [7]; 17. (DNF) 18T-Tyler Denike, [11]; 18. (DNF) 56-Zach Baxter, [20]; (DNS) 99XS-Rob Storms, ; (DNS) 6-Matt Worley.

Lap Leaders – Matt Chronister (1-9), Justin Oberlin (10-13), Jason Chronister (14-15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 88-Justin Oberlin, [1]; 2. 81-Matt Chronister, [6]; 3. 99-Cody Klinedinst, [4]; 4. 38-Jason Chronister, [8]; 5. 14-Carl Cassell, [9]; 6. 15-Nick Mc Daniel, [7]; 7. 87-Wesley Miller, [3]; 8. 4-Carl Davis Jr, [5]; 9. 25X-Kyle Warnick, [10]; (DNS) 6-Matt Worley.

Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 69-Robbie Carroll, [1]; 2. 2-Chad Weaver, [10]; 3. 32-Jeff Foster, [6]; 4. 46-Donald Smith, [9]; 5. 69G-Danny Fox, [4]; 6. 18T-Tyler Denike, [2]; 7. 99XS-Rob Storms, [7]; 8. (DNF) 67C-Jason Minter, [3]; 9. (DNF) H15-AJ Hoffner, [5]; 10. (DNF) 56-Zach Baxter, [8].

Sunday, September 15, 2019

57th Annual, $65,000 To Win Williams Grove National Open Is Coming Biggest Payday In History Of Track And East Up For Grabs, Chili Cookoff Makes Return

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Mechanicsburg – The biggest and richest sprint car race in the East and in the history of Williams Grove Speedway is slated to take place in just three weeks, coming up on Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5.

The fall classic will take place when the oval hosts the $65,000 to win, 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Series.

The winner of this years 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open for sprint cars on October 5 will pocket the biggest cash payday ever in the history of the oval and in the East, at $65,000. .

The $65,000 winner’s share of the 57th annual Champion Racing Oil National Open will be up for grabs by the World of Outlaws NOS Engery Drink Sprint Cars Series and the Pennsylvania Posse sprint car stars at the prestigious two-day event slated to take place October 4 and 5.

Friday’s event will pay $10,000 to win but Saturday's 40-lap Open itself will be the prize that all in attendance from across the nation will be shooting for as it offers a momentous paycheck worth $65,000 to the winner.

The premiere event for sprint cars at the track since it began in 1963, the Williams Grove National Open first paid $25,000 to win in 2001 before jumping to $30,000 in 2002 and then to a monumental $50,000 in 2006.

The race paid $56,000 to winner Lance Dewease in 2018.

Save for two years when rains forced postponement, the World of Outlaws has sanctioned the prestigious Open every year since 1989.

The race went to 40 laps in 1993 with distances set at 50, 75, 100 and 150 laps at times since the event’s inception.

Hastings’ Michigan driver Gordon Johncock won the inaugural race.

The 2019 Champion Racing Oil National Open will find the once annual tradition of a National Open Chili Cookoff making its return as part of Saturday’s festivities.

The revived chili cookoff offers a first place prize of $500 along with $250 for second and $150 for third.

Winner of the National Open Chili Cookoff will also receive a 2020 season general admission pass in addition to his or her cash earnings.

The first 10 teams to sign up and pay their registration fee will receive a free pit pass for the Saturday night portion of the National Open, courtesy of Williams Grove Speedway.

For more information, visit the William's Grove National Open Chili Cookoff page on Facebook.

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All Stars Pumped For Williams Grove Tommy Classic Invasion Friday 358 sprints race in full program PLUS make-up main

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For Immediate Release

Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will present the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars Tommy Hinnershitz Classic coming up this Friday, September 20, at 7:30 pm.

Presented by Eleven Oaks Farms, the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints will battle the invading All Stars pilots in a 30-lap, $6,000 to win main event in honor of the famed Flying Dutchman who hailed from Oley, Pennsylvania.

The HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints are also on the program, competing in a regular program PLUS a make-up 25-lap Summer Series feature, held over from August 2.

Gates for the show will open at 5:30 pm.

Adult general admission for the program is set at $22 with youth ages 13 – 20 priced at $10.  Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The All Stars Vs. Pennsylvania Posse match-up will be the next-to-last race in the 2019 Diamond Series at the oval that currently has Danny Dietrich leading points by 15 markers over Freddie Rahmer.

The show comes on the heels of a history-making and memorable event for the All Stars that was held at Williams Grove in August when for the first time in history a card-carrying, touring All Star claimed a main event at the track.

Prior to that August event, the All Stars had succumbed to the local drivers in 35 consecutive races dating back to 1970 before All Stars point leader Aaron Reutzel claimed the first of twin 20s on August 23.

The second twin saw local Lance Dewease pick up the win, making the score now 36 – 1 in favor of the Pennsylvania Posse stars.

But that record could easily go to 36 – 2 this Friday when Reutzel and his band returns to take on the speeds of Williams Grove one more time this season.

Reutzel is arguably the hottest sprint car driver in America having recently roared through Pennsylvania, taking two of three events for the traveling band against all the Posse drivers, including a $52,000 score in one of the biggest races in the area and the country.

The Clute, Texas native now owns 13 wins on the All Stars tour and 15 on the overall season.

Fellow All Stars contenders Dale Blaney, Cory Eliason, Paul McMahan, Brock Zearfoss, Greg Wilson and others, will join Reutzel in the pit area for the big show.

Locally, Williams Grove point leader Danny Dietrich will be primed to take on the All Stars wheelers along with Freddie Rahmer, Ryan Smith, Brian Montieth and Dewease.

Tommy Hinnershitz of Oley, Pennsylvania, holds the distinction of winning the first ever race held at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, May 21, 1939.

During his 30-year career spanning 1930-1960, “The Flying Dutchman,” as he was known, amassed seven AAA/USAC Eastern Big Car Championships, taking titles in 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956 and in 1959.

Hinnershitz passed away in 1999.

Located in Newville, race sponsor Eleven Oaks Farm raises Wagyu beef and Gloucestershire Old Spot hogs in an open pasture, low stress environment.

Offering the finest beef and pork on earth, learn more about Eleven Oaks Farm by visiting

September 27 will find the track prepping for the following week’s Champion Racing Oil National Open by spinning off the National Open Tune Up, paying $8,000 to win a 30-lap feature.

Lineup For August 2 Make-Up 358 Sprint Feature Event: 1. Brett Wanner, 2. Chris Frank, 3. Gregg Foster, 4. Dylan Norris, 5. Chad Criswell, 6. Glenndon Forsythe, 7. Scott Fisher, 8. Dwight Leppo, 9. Doug Hammaker, 10. Kevin Nouse, 11. Todd Rittenhouse Jr., 12. Matt Findley, 13. Wyatt Hinkle, 14. Rich Eichelberger, 15. Troy Rhome, 16. Aaron Eichelberger, 17. Troy Wagaman Jr.

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RICK ECKERT TRIUMPHANT IN SUPER LATE MODEL RETURN TO LINCOLN; Matt Findley Establishes Track Record with Win; Billy Powell Victorious in xTreme Stocks


Saturday, September 21 (7:30pm) All-Star Circuit of Champions | 6th Annual DIRT CLASSIC | 410 Sprints

Saturday, September 28 (6:00pm) Hank Gentzler Memorial | Manufacturers Appreciation Race presented by Pancho’s Racing Products | 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (September 14, 2019) – The Super Late Models made their first return to Lincoln Speedway since 2013 on Saturday night. Rick “Scrub” Eckert won the last Super Late Model race held at the track, and after six years, he found victory lane once again taking home $6,000 in the inaugural Billy Vacek Memorial.

Gregg Satterlee had the quickest time in the scramble qualifying format which allowed him to select the inside our outside of the front row for the 40-lap feature. After seeing three of the four heat races won from the outside, he elected for the outside. That lined up quick-timer Bryan Bernheisel to his inside for the start of the main event.

Satterlee had the advantage going into turn 1 when the green flag dropped and led lap 1 with Rick Eckert getting by Bernheisel for second.

The first caution of the race came on lap 4 for Steve Axtell who stopped in turn 4.

The field lined up for a Delaware style restart which sets the field with the leader out front and the remainder of the field lined up side by side. Satterlee was out front with Eckert and Bernheisel lined up behind him.

Eckert held onto second with Mason Ziegler moving up to third. Bernheisel stayed close and raced wheel to wheel with Ziegler trying to take the spot back with Jason Covert watching the battle unfold in front of him.

Eckert caught Satterlee and was all over him trying to take the top spot.

Bernheisel took third back from Ziegler on lap 6 and Covert followed.

Eckert took the lead from Satterlee coming out of turn 2 on lap 9.

Only three laps after taking over the top spot, Eckert held a .72 second lead over Satterlee lap 12 as he entered lapped traffic.

The yellow flag flew again on lap 15. This time it was for Ziegler who slowed on the track as he was running eighth.

Eckert was out front for the restart with Satterlee and Bernheisel lined up behind him.

Bernheisel took over the second spot after restarting on the inside of Satterlee.

Satterlee went low into turn 3 and 4 and nearly took second back. As Bernheisel and Satterlee battled for second behind him, Eckert started to pull away from the field.

After falling back to seventh at the start of the race from his fifth starting spot, Gary Stuhler had made his way back up through the field to fourth on lap 19.

Eckert held a 2.8 second lead halfway through the 40-lap feature.

Satterlee had just taken second back from Bernheisel when the caution came out on lap 21 for Covert who slowed on the track as he was running seventh.

Eckert led Satterlee and Bernheisel on the restart.

Ross Robinson entered the top five on the restart after starting tenth. It didn’t take Robinson to move up to fourth and challenge Bernheisel for third.

Kyle Lee stopped in turn 2 bringing out the yellow on lap 23.

Robinson got under Bernheisel in turns 3 and 4 to take third on lap 25. Bernheisel got him back on the next lap.

Eckert had rocketed out to a 3.9 second lead with 10 laps to go. Lapped traffic came into play on lap 32 but it didn’t slow Eckert down.

The caution on lap 34 erased Eckert's 4.7 second lead over Satterlee. The yellow was for Billy Wampler who stopped in turn 2.

With under 10 laps to go the field lined up for a single file restart. Eckert led Satterlee, Bernheisel, Robinson and Stuhler for the restart with six laps to go.

Eckert took the checkered flag 4.425 seconds ahead of Satterlee. Bernheisel crossed the line third with Robinson finishing fourth. Stuhler completed the top five.

Gene Knaub was the hard charger driving through the field to finish eighth from his eighteenth starting spot.

Heat winners were Mason Ziegler, Mike Lupfer, Rick Eckert and Gregg Satterlee.

Bryan Bernheisel set quick time over the field with a lap of 15.583 seconds.

Matt Findley Establishes Track Record with Win

Matt Findley established a 25-lap Lincoln track record of 7 minutes 2.436 seconds with his 358 Summer Series win on Saturday night. Findley also secured his second-place finish in the season long point standings with his non-stop feature win.

2019 358 Sprint Track Champion, Doug Hammaker, started on the pole of the feature with Findley lined up to his outside.

Hammaker went to the top of the track to lead lap 1 with Findley in second. A three-car battle for third between Cody Fletcher, Wyatt Hinkle and CJ Tracy was transpiring behind the leaders.

Hinkle drove to the top of turns 1 and 2 to take third on lap 3 from Fletcher.

Tracy went to work on Fletcher for fourth and takes the spot on lap 6.

Hammaker entered lapped traffic on lap 8.

Jeff Halligan, who was back in a 358 Sprint after some seat time in a 410 at the track, got a good run on Fletcher coming out of turn 2 on lap 8 but Fletcher blocked his line down the back stretch to hold onto fifth.

Halligan beat him to the line to take fifth after making the pass coming out of turn 4.

Hinkle had reeled in Findley and was challenging him for second as they worked through lapped traffic.

Halligan got under Tracy down the back stretch on lap 12 to take fourth.

The leaders were all running the high line around the track as Findley closed in on Hammaker on lap 16.

Findley looked to the inside of Hammaker, but a lapped car was driving his line down the back stretch. Findley stayed with Hammaker despite the lapped car to take the lead at the line on lap 18.

Hammaker stayed close with only two laps to go but Findley ran the top of the track to victory and beat Hammaker to the finish line by .872 seconds.

Hinkle crossed the line third. Halligan finished fourth and Tracy rounded out the top five.

Heat winners were Doug Hammaker, Kevin Nouse and Jeff Halligan. Kyle Denmyer won the B-main.

Billy Powell Victorious in xTreme Stocks

After leading the beginning of the xTreme Stocks’ last appearance at Lincoln Speedway, Billy Powell was leading when it counted on Saturday night to win the 15-lap feature.

Wayne Dutterer started on the pole with Andrew Hogue on the outside of the front row.

Hogue took the lead and led lap 1. It didn’t take long for the first caution to come out. The yellow flag flew just after lap 1 was completed for Jeff Gill who stopped in turn 4.

Hogue led Powell, Dutterer, Gordie Marshall and Michael Smith to the cone on the front stretch for the restart.

Powell pressured Hogue on the start and was all over his bumper down the back stretch.

As Powell was working on Hogue for the lead a three-car battle for fourth was unfolding between Smith, Jed Latshaw and Marshall. Smith emerged from the battle with the fourth spot.

Powell was getting his nose under Hogue going into the turns, but Hogue would come out with the advantage, maintaining the lead.

Smith took third from Dutterer going into turn 3 on lap 5.

Powell got under Hogue going into turn 1 on lap 6 to take the lead. After taking the lead Powell pulled away from Hogue and the rest of the field and never looked back.

Hogue held onto second with Smith crossing the line third. Tim Berkheimer finished fourth after starting last and driving through the field. Latshaw completed the top five.

Lincoln Speedway is back in action on Saturday, September 21 with the Dirt Classic 6. Racing starts at 7:30PM with pit gates opening at 3:30PM, advanced ticket gates opening at 3:45PM and grandstand gates opening at 4:00PM. Advanced reserved seats are available online at and advanced general admission tickets can be purchased at the speedway office.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.


Saturday, September 14, 2019


Abbottstown, PA

Super Late Models:

Super Late Models (40 Laps) – 1. 0-Rick Eckert ($6,000); 2. 22-Gregg Satterlee; 3. 119-Bryan Bernheisel; 4. 7-Ross Robinson; 5. 44-Gary Stuhler; 6. F1-Coleby Frye; 7. 72-Dan Stone; 8. 1-Gene Knaub; 9. 66C-Matt Cosner; 10. 05-Roy Deese; 11. 31-Jim Bernheisel; 12. 06-Mike Lupfer; 13. 11B-Devin Hart; 14. 5-Brad Omps; 15. 21-Cahd Myers; 16. 32J-Shaun Jones (DNF); 17. 21M-Marr Murphy (DNF); 18. 1W-Billy Wampler (DNF); 19. 2T-Kyle Lee (DNF); 20. 72C-Jason Covert (DNF); 21. 42-Jim Yoder (DNF); 22. 32-Travis Stickley (DNF); 23. 25Z-Mason Ziegler (DNF); 24. 81-Steve Axtell (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Gregg Satterlee (1-9) & Rick Eckert (10-40)

Super Late Model Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 25Z-Mason Ziegler; 2. 72-Dan Stone; 3. 32J-Shaun Jones; 4. 81-Steve Axtell; 5. 32-Travis Stickley; 6. 11B-Devin Hart; 7. 31M-JT McLonigan; 8. 121-Larry Neiderer (DNF)

Super Late Model Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 06-Mike Lupfer; 2. 66C-Matt Cosner; 3. F1-Coleby Frye; 4. 21M-Matt Murphy; 5. 11-Kirk Baker (DNF); 6. 74-Randy Christine (DNF); 7. 59-Chad Julius (DNF0; 8. 2J-Justin Weaver (DNS)

Super Late Model Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 0-Rick Eckert; 2. 7-Ross Robinson; 3. 2T-Kyle Lee; 4. 1-Gene Knaub; 5. 5-Brad Omps; 6. 07-Kevin Palmer; 7. 8-Matt Sponaugle (DNS)

Super Late Model Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. Gregg Satterlee; 2. 42-Jim Yoder; 3. 05-Roy Deese; 4. 31-Jim Bernheisel; 5. 21-Chad Myers; 6. 26-Jerry Bard; 7. 14Z-Dave Brouse; 8. 41-Scott Merryman

Super Late Model Scramble A Finish (2 laps) – 1. 119-Bryan Bernheisel 15.918; 2. 25Z-Mason Ziegler 16.239; 3. 44-Gary Stuhler 16.269; 4. 06-Mike Lupfer 16.527

Super Late Model Scramble B Finish (2 laps) – 1. 22-Gregg Satterlee 15.863; 2. 0-Rick Eckert 15.877; 3. 72C-Jason Covert 15.907; 4. 1W-Billy Wampler 15.932

Super Late Model B-main #1 Finish (8 laps) – 1. 32-Travis Stickley; 2. 11B-Devin Hart; 3. 59-Chad Julius; 4. 31M-JT McLonigan; 5. 121-Larry Neiderer (DNF); 6. 11-Kirk Baker (DNS); 7. 74-Randy Christine (DNS); 8. 2J-Justin Weaver (DNS)

Super Late Model B-main #2 Finish (8 laps) – 1. 5-Brad Omps; 2. 21-Chad Myers; 3. 26-Jerry Bard; 4. 07-Kevin Palmer; 5. 14Z-Dave Brouse; 6. 41-Scott Merryman; 7. 8-Matt Sponaugle (DNS)

Super Late Model Time Trial Results Group A 1. 119-Bryan Bernheisel 15.583; 2. 44-Gary Stuhler 15.602; 3. 25Z-Mason Ziegler 15.664; 4. 06-Mike Lupfer 15.700; 5. 72- Dan Stone 15.726; 6. 66C-Matt Cosner 15.750; 7. 32J-Shaun Jones 15.796; 8. 59-Chad Julius 15.797; 9. 81-Steve Axtell 15.847; 10. 11-Kirk Baker 15.872; 11. 32-Travis Stickley 15.905; 12. 74-Randy Christine 15.931; 13. 11B-Devin Hart 15.986; 14. F1-Coleby Frye 16.104; 15. 31M-JT McLonigan 16.206; 16. 2J-Justin Weaver 16.433; 17. 121-Larry Neiderer 16.549; 18. 21M-Matt Murphy 16.624

Super Late Model Time Trial Results Group B 1. 1W-Billy Wampler 15.612; 2. 72C-Jason Covert 15.619; 3. 0-Rick Eckert 15.620; 4. 22-Gregg Satterlee 15.692; 5. 7-Ross Robinson 15.700; 6. 05-Roy Deese 15.745; 7. 8-Matt Sponaugle 15.811; 8. 21-Chad Myers 15.959; 9; 1-Gene Knaub 15.982; 10. 42-Jim Yoder 16.012; 11. 2T-Kyle Lee 16.026; 12. 31-Jim Bernheisel 16.110; 13. 5-Brad Omps 16.110; 14. 26-Jerry Bard 16.231; 15. 14-Tyler Horst 16.267; 16. 41-Scott Merryman 16.682; 17. 07-Kevin Palmer 16.733; 18. 14Z-Dave Brouse 16.890

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars:

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 3. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 4. 45-Jeff Halligan; 5. 21-CJ Tracy; 6. 41B-Tyler Ross; 7. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 9. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 10. 44-Dylan Norris; 11. 35-Steve Owings; 12. 6M-Chad Criswell; 13. 50-Alyson Dietz; 14. 32-Gregg Foster; 15. 38-Brett Strickler; 16. 5A-Zach Allman; 17. 99-Zachary Cool; 18. 00-Chris Frank; 19. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 20. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 21. 34-Mark VanVorst; 22. 3-Jeff Paulson; 23. 38S-Jordan Strickler; 24. 38D-Kyle Denmyer       [7:02.436]

Lap Leaders – Doug Hammaker (1-17) & Matt Findley (18-25)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 1-4R-Doug Hammaker; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 35-Steve Owings; 4. 23-Chris Arnold; 5. 5A-Zach Allman; 6. 34-Mark VanVorst; 7. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 8. 3-Jeff Paulson (DNF); 9. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 10. 17G-Devin Gundrum (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 2. 32-Gregg Foster; 3. 21-CJ Tracy; 4. 41B-Tyler Ross; 5. 44-Dylan Norris; 6. 6M-Chad Criswell; 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 8. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); 9. 28-Brett Strickler (DNF)

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 45-Jeff Halligan; 2. 50-Alyson Dietz; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 5. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 6. 00-Chris Frank; 7. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 8. 99-Zachary Cool; 9. 38S-Jordan Strickler

Hanover Auto Team 358 Sprint Cars B-main Finish (10 laps) – 1. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 2. 38-Brett Strickler; 3. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 99-Zachary Cool; 6. 3-Jeff Paulson (DNF); 7. 38S-Jordan Strickler (DNF); 8. 00R-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); 9. 2D-Dylan Orwig (DNF); 10. 17G-Devin Gundrum (DNS)

xTreme Stocks:

xTreme Stock Feature Finish (15 laps) - 1. 7-Bill Powell; 2. 25-Andrew Hogue; 3. 76-Michael Smith; 4. 50-Tim Berkheimer; 5. 10-Jed Latshaw; 6. 51-Jeremy Stremmel; 7. 48-Wayne Dutterer; 8. 97-Donnie Broderick; 9. 6G-Gordie Marshall; 10. 77-Jeff Waltz; 11. 97X-Paul Sylvester; 12. 15-Jeff Gill (DNF)

Lap Leaders: Austin Hogue (1-6) & Bill Powell (7-15)


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SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Logan Wagner of Harrisonville wired the field for the $20,000 victory in Saturday night’s Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars presented by Red Robin at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The win was Wagner’s first career at Selinsgrove behind the wheel of the Zemco Racing No. 1. He became the 19th different driver to win the speedway’s crown jewel sprint car race. For the past 10 years, the race honored the memory of former five-time sprint car champion Jim Nace of Thompsontown.

Afternoon rain and nighttime humidity produced a smooth, lightning-fast racing surface for the stellar field of drivers all evening.

Kerry Madsen of St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia, broke the one-lap track for 410 sprint cars in qualifying with a lap time of 15.694, eclipsing the 2011 track record of 15.810 set by Daryn Pittman of Pittsboro, Ind. In all, five drivers broke the former record. Madsen collected the $300 Fast Tees Fast Time Award.

Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery took the lead on the second lap of the 20-lap 305 sprint car feature and took the win in only his second visit to the track.

Selinsgrove Speedway will close out the 2019 season at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, with the Morton Buildings World of Outlaws Late Model Series-sanctioned 21st Annual Late Model Open paying $10,000 to win. The limited late models will join the super lates on the racing card. Gates will open at 4 p.m.

Front row starters Logan Wagner and Freddie Rahmer led the star-studded field to the green flag with Wagner taking the lead.  Brian Brown, Kerry Madsen, and TJ Stutts followed.

Trey Starks slowed on the speedway bringing out the caution on lap eight.  Starks was running sixth after starting ninth.

Wagner opened a slight lead on the restart but Rahmer closed in on his tail when the pair hit lapped traffic.  Rahmer dogged Wagner until the red flag was shown on lap 20 so the cars could refuel.

As the cars were re-fired, 360 sprint car champion Kyle Reinhardt’s car did not fire.  Reinhardt was running ninth after starting 21st.

Rahmer looked under Wagner on the restart but it was Wagner who held the lead with the momentum coming off the second turn.

When Wagner hit the lapped cars he had trouble getting around them which put Rahmer back on his nerf bar. Once in clean air he again opened a lead, taking the checkered flag by just .755 seconds in front of Rahmer, Brown, Madsen, and Stutts.

“Tommy (Carl) called me this week and asked how I did at Selinsgrove,” Wagner said.  “I didn’t have the heart to tell him I’d never raced there. This is the biggest win of my career. We timed fast, won the heat, and drew the pole so if anything happened, it was because I screwed up.”

“I did race 305’s here once and finished second to my brother Mike after we exchanged slide jobs,” Wagner added.  “He called me and told me to get my butt back there and get the job done.”

410 sprint car heats were won by Brown, Wagner, and Rahmer.  Lucas Wolfe won the consolation. 

Jake Frye jetted to the front of the 305 sprint car lead, followed by Garrett Bard, Keith Prutzman, Jimmy White, and Ian Cumens.

By lap two, Bard, who is a relative newcomer to sprint car racing was in the lead.  Bard, racing at the speedway for only the second time, finishing in fifth, took off and hid.  His lead at the halfway point was two seconds.   The lead was wiped out on lap 18 when Josh Spicer’s car erupted in flames and stopped in the third turn.  Spicer was uninjured.

While the cars sat on the speedway, the car of Jeremi Hansen also caught on fire.  Those flames were quickly extinguished and Hansen escaped harm. Second running Frye also had issues as his right rear went flat.

Bard led the final two laps winning by 1.039 seconds over Zach Newlin, Prutzman, and Devin Adams.  It was Bard’s fourth win of the year.

Newlin, Nathan Gramley, and Adams won the 305 sprint car heats.  Jake Waters, driving a Jim Nace No. 44 tribute car, won the consolation.

410 Sprint Cars – 29 Entries
40-Lap A-Main:  1) 1 Logan Wagner ($20,000)  2) 51 Freddie Rahmer  3) 21 Brian Brown  4) 2 Kerry Madsen  5) 11 TJ Stutts  6) 39 Anthony Macri  7) 21 Brian Montieth  8) 48 Danny Dietrich  9) 69K Lance Dewease  10) 17B Steve Buckwalter  11) 72 Ryan Smith  12) 33 Jared Esh  13) 99 Cody Keller  14) 12 Blane Heimbach  15) 24 Lucas Wolfe  16) 29 Jason Shultz  17) 19 Landon Myers  18) 2 AJ Flick  19) 5 Dylan Cisney  20) 91 Kyle Reinhardt  21) 35 Tyler Reeser  22) 9 Ryan Linder  23) 44 Trey Starks  24) 39 Cory Haas

Heat Winners:  Brian Brown, Logan Wagner, Freddie Rahmer
B-Main Winner:  Lucas Wolfe

Time Trials:  1) 2 Kerry Madsen 15.694  2) 11 TJ Stutts 15.697  3) 48 Danny Dietrich 15.761  4) 21 Brian Brown 15.781  5) 1 Logan Wagner 15.809  6) 69K Lance Dewease 15.816  7) 72 Ryan Smith 15.833   8) 44 Trey Starks 15.849  9) 51 Freddie Rahmer 15.856  10) 39 Anthony Macri 15.857  11) 21 Brian Montieth 15.864  12) 29 Jason Shultz 15.984  13) 12 Blane Heimbach 16.029  14) 19 Landon Myers 16.031  15) 33 Jared Esh 16.053  16) Steve Buckwalter 16.060  17) 39 Cory Haus 16.062 18) 99 Cody Keller 16.100  19) 24 Lucas Wolfe  16.118  20) 19W Colby Womer  21) 91 Kyle Reinhart 16.162  22) 8S Trenton Sheaffern16.167  23) 9 Ryan Linder 16.172  24) 35 Tyler Reeser 16.173  25) 2 AJ Flick 16.312  26) 5 Dylan Cisney 16.387  27) 24B Dustin Baney 16.443  28) 11P Greg Plank 17.044  29) 97 Brie Hershey 17.267

305 Sprint Cars – 30 Entries
20-Lap A-Main:  1) 95 Garrett Bard  2) 11Z Zach Newlin  3) 28 Keith Prutzman  4) 99 Devin Adams  5) 79 Ian Cumens  6) 20 Doug Dodson  7) 67 Ken Duke  8) 53 Jimmy White  9) 3D Dave Grube  10) 23 Nathan Gramely  11) 97 Kenny Heffner  12) 41Z Jared Zionkowski  13) 5 John Walp  14) R6 Reed Thompson  15) 55 Dominic Melair  16) 2 Erin Statler   17) 55 Rick Romig  18) 88 Fred Arnold  19) 46 Mike Alleman  20) 301 Chad Conner  21) 56 Jake Frye  22) 36 Jaremi Hanson  23) 71 Josh Spicer  24) 44 Jake Waters

Heat Winners:   Zach Newlin, Nathan Gramley, Devin Adams
B-Main Winner:  Jake Waters

Aaron Reutzel outruns Cole Duncan in Dean Knittel Memorial finale for $12,554; Highest paying sprint car event in track history

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (September 14, 2019) - After winning the first two nights of competition at Atomic Speedway, Warrnambool, Australia’s James McFadden was a surefire favorite to claim the historic Saturday night payday and earn the weekend sweep, but defending Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 titleholder, Aaron Reutzel, had something to say.

Just one week after claiming the largest payday of his career, as well as the largest payday in Port Royal Speedway history, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel etched his name in another set of sprint car racing history books, doing so by scoring the second edition of the Dean Knittel Memorial at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio - the largest paying sprint car event in the track’s storied history.

Nearly sweeping the entire evening program at the ‘Fastest 3/8-Mile Dirt Track in the Nation,’ Aaron Reutzel earned his $12,554 score in fantastic fashion, ultimately leading all 30 circuits while holding off charges by current track championship point leader and former Atomic Speedway Ohio Sprint Speedweek feature winner, Cole Duncan.

The victory bumped Reutzel’s All Star season win total to 13, now with 22 on his career. On a side note, despite not winning all three events at Atomic Speedway, Reutzel’s speed was still the topic of conversation, as the Series win leader set ‘quick time’ during all three programs.

“This is really cool,” Aaron Reutzel said in victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Hollywood Blasting and Coating/No. 87 sprint car. “Hats off to the entire Knittel Family for putting up this kind of money for us to race for. From one driver to the next, we really appreciate it.”

Although Reutzel was on the point for all 30 laps, Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan did everything he could to drive around the current All Star Circuit of Champions point leader. A quick, but abrasive racing surface did make things difficult for Duncan, but on more than one occasion, the local favorite put himself in position to capitalize.

The main event’s second and final caution, the first being on lap two for Paul McMahan who stopped on the backstretch, set-up Duncan’s eventual late-race surge for the lead. Helping set Duncan’s stage, traffic entered the picture on lap 18 ultimately slowing Reutzel’s pace around the middle and top of the speedway.

By lap 21, Duncan was all over the back bumper of Aaron Reutzel, chasing the Texan as the duo started to enter slower traffic. Despite keeping pace with the defending All Star champion for the next three circuits, Reutzel soon discovered another gear, eventually finding a way to put a lapped car between himself and Duncan. The trend continued on lap 26 when Reutzel found his way around another slower car, now separating himself from Duncan with two lappers. By the time the final checkers flew, Reutzel’s command was nearly two seconds.

“I felt like I was good enough to win the last two nights, but I kinda gave them away,” Reutzel continued. “I got a phone call from the guys at Fischer Body Shop today and they were kinda giving me a hard time. I wanted to make sure I didn’t give this one up.”

Cole Duncan held on to finish second, followed by Jimmy Stinson, Chad Kemenah and Dale Blaney.
It was announced during opening ceremonies that the 2020 edition of the Dean Knittel Memorial will award a $15,554 top prize.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their final month of competition with one last multi-race road trip, and by no surprise considering their latest travel trends, the traveling sprint car wheelmen will hit the Keystone State, ready to invade Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, yet again, on Friday and Saturday, September 20 & 21. On top of that, Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland, will host the All Stars on Sunday, September 22.

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - September 14, 2019:
Event: 2nd Annual Dean Knittel Memorial
Entries: 39
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Cole Duncan - 12.124 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.663 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Cory Eliason
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brinton Marvel
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dale Blaney
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Chad Kemenah
JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Cole Duncan
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Greg Wilson
Non-Qualifier Event: Gerard McIntyre
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cap Henry (+7)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Gerard McIntyre
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.663; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.766; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.814; 4. 35-Zach Hampton, 11.903; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.033; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 12.097; 7. 45-Trevor Baker, 12.787; 8. 27-Cody Gallogly, 12.967; 9. J4-John Garvin, 13.030; 10. 44-Charlie Vest, 13.779

Group (B)
1. 9-James McFadden, 11.792; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.004; 3. 4X-Jimmy Stinson, 12.293; 4. 21-Brinton Marvel, 12.340; 5. 2-Nathan Skaggs, 12.382; 6. 40-George Hobaugh, 12.463; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser, 12.807; 8. OOH-Hunter Lynch, 12.908; 9. 15-Mitch Harble, 12.910; 10. 40I-Mark Imler, 13.555

Group (C)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 11.720; 2. 14-Tim Shaffer, 11.801; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 11.840; 4. 11-Dale Blaney, 11.920; 5. G1-Cale Thomas, 12.095; 6. 4-Cap Henry, 12.200; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.306; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.504; 9. 42-Sye Lynch, 12.531; 10. 9J-Dean Jacobs, 12.635

Group (D)
1. 70X-Justin Peck, 12.042; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.207; 3. K4-Chad Kemenah, 12.537; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree, 12.650; 5. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 12.653; 6. 54-Danny Smith, 12.887; 7. 4D-Josh Davis, 13.032; 8. 9W-Lance Webb, 13.246; 9. 1B-Keith Baxter, 13.336

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 5. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 6. 27-Cody Gallogly [8]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 8. J4-John Garvin [9]; 9. 44-Charlie Vest [10]; 10. 35-Zach Hampton [1]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 21-Brinton Marvel [1]; 2. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [2]; 3. 9-James McFadden [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. OOH-Hunter Lynch [8]; 6. 15-Mitch Harble [9]; 7. 2-Nathan Skaggs [5]; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser [7]; 9. 40I-Mark Imler [10]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 14-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 8. 42-Sye Lynch [9]; 9. 9J-Dean Jacobs [10]; 10. G1-Cale Thomas [5]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. K4-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 60-Kory Crabtree [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 4. 1B-Keith Baxter [9]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [4]; 6. 4D-Josh Davis [7]; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair [5]; 8. 9W-Lance Webb [8]; 9. 54-Danny Smith [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 21-Brinton Marvel [3]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 4. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [5]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [2]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 60-Kory Crabtree [4]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [5]

Non-Qualifiers Event (12 Laps)
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 2. 2-Nathan Skaggs [2]; 3. 9J-Dean Jacobs [8]; 4. 42-Sye Lynch [6]; 5. 15-Mitch Harble [7]; 6. J4-John Garvin [5]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [4]; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser [12]; 9. 9W-Lance Webb [10]; 10. 44-Charlie Vest [11]; 11. 35-Zach Hampton [3]; 12. 40I-Mark Imler [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 2. 4D-Josh Davis [6]; 3. G1-Cale Thomas [2]; 4. 27-Cody Gallogly [5]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 6. 2-Nathan Skaggs [8]; 7. 35-Zach Hampton [1]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [10]; 9. J4-John Garvin [13]; 10. 42-Sye Lynch [11]; 11. 15-Mitch Harble [4]; 12. 9J-Dean Jacobs [15]; 13. 40I-Mark Imler [17]; 14. 9W-Lance Webb [14]; 15. 44-Charlie Vest [18]; 16. 83X-Nate Reeser [12]; 17. 54-Danny Smith [16]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 3. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [7]; 4. K4-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [10]; 6. 9-James McFadden [11]; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [13]; 9. 4-Cap Henry [16]; 10. 14-Tim Shaffer [12]; 11. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 12. 60-Kory Crabtree [6]; 13. 70X-Justin Peck [17]; 14. 99-Skylar Gee [15]; 15. A79-Brandon Wimmer [18]; 16. G1-Cale Thomas [23]; 17. W20-Greg Wilson [21]; 18. 54-Danny Smith [25]; 19. 21-Brinton Marvel [3]; 20. 4D-Josh Davis [22]; 21. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 22. OOH-Hunter Lynch [20]; 23. 1B-Keith Baxter [19]; 24. 27-Cody Gallogly [24]; 25. 26-Cory Eliason [9] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/14/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5142
2. Dale Blaney - 5088
3. Cory Eliason - 4982
4. Brock Zearfoss - 4868
5. Paul McMahan - 4860
6. Greg Wilson - 4674
7. Gerard McIntyre - 4464
8. Skylar Gee - 4434
9. George Hobaugh - 3804
10. Justin Peck - 3422

David Gravel dominates at Calistoga Speedway Gravel, Jason Johnson Racing earn eighth win of the season at West Coast swing finale

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CALISTOGA, CA – Sept. 14, 2019 – David Gravel wants his win total with Jason Johnson Racing to be in the double digits by the end of the season.

He came one step closer to achieving his objective Saturday night at Calistoga Speedway by winning the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown – his eighth World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

“Feels good to get another win,” Gravel said. “I feel like we could have won last night (at Stockton Dirt Track). To let that slip away, it feels good to get a win.”

Gravel dominated the night, but Californian Brad Sweet, looking to close the points gap between he and points leader Donny Schatz, almost crushed the Watertown, Conn.-native’s dreams.

The two drivers started the night in polar opposite scenarios. Sweet qualified 17th out of 22 cars. Gravel set Quick Time for the 15th time this season and set a new track for Calistoga Speedway with a time of 15.672 sec.

Both drivers went on to finished second in their Drydene Heat race. However, Gravel fell from first to second and Sweet charged from sixth to second. Their performance put them both in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, which Gravel drew the pole for and then went on to win.

At the start of the 25-lap Feature, Gravel launched to the lead and Sweet – who started third – took second from Logan Schuchart. Riding the high line of the half-mile track, Gravel gapped Sweet by close to half a track.

On Lap five that changed. Gravel had to wait on the throttle for the slower car of Stephan Ingraham blocking his line, killing his momentum. That allowed Sweet to cut Gravel’s lead in half. After they crossed the line for Lap seven, Sweet threw a slide job at Gravel going into turn one. He rocketed underneath the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41 car and put his NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 car in the lead by turn two.

“I got to the 93 car (of Ingraham) at a bad spot and tried to slid him, it was a dumb mistake on my part,” Gravel said. “I deserved to lose the lead there. Racing all of these races, you should know better than that.”

Gravel was able to still exit the corner better than Sweet, though. He hammered the throttle off the turn with the confidence his rear tires would hold on to every inch of the clay surface. They did and he powered back by Sweet going into turn three.

However, Gravel got out of shape on corner entrance, slowing his pace. Sweet was directly behind him and also had to slow to avoid running into Gravel. Before Sweet could attempt a run underneath him on the exit of turn four, a caution came out for Shane Stewart slowing on track.

The next segment of the race after the restart was déjà vu of the first. Gravel launched back to the lead with Sweet behind him, unable to close in. Less than 10 laps later Gravel found himself back on Ingraham’s bumper. Back to having to slow his momentum. And back to having to worry about Sweet breathing down his neck.

Before Sweet could strike again, another caution came out. This time for Chase Johnson having motor issues that resulted in a burst of flames underneath his car, which extinguished by the time he stopped the car.

“It’s one of those things, man, it’s part of dirt track racing, you’ve got to be good in lap traffic and luckily we were,” Gravel said.

Lined up single file for the restart with eight laps to go, Gravel bested Sweet and third-place Schuchart on the start pulling away by several car lengths before the flag stand. With clean air in front of him and no lap traffic to deal with, Gravel put the cap on his dominating night by leading all 25 laps and winning his first career race at Calistoga Speedway.

Sweet had to settle for second but accepted the finish as it allowed him to gain points on Schatz – who finished fourth, after a charge from seventh. Sweet is now 10 points behind Schatz.

“The cautions just kind of came at the wrong time for us,” Sweet said. “He would get out front with clean air and we could stay a half straightaway behind. You needed lap traffic to break his pace… We’ll take it after our qualifying effort. It’s a good rebound for our NAPA Auto Parts car. We’ve got a big picture going on here.”

While Gravel sits third in points, more than 100 points behind Schatz, the big picture for he and his Jason Johnson Racing team is to keep winning. Their eighth win – tying Schatz for the second most wins this season – at Calistoga Speedway was a confidence booster to make that happen.

“It means a lot,” said Philip Dietz, Gravel’s crew chief. “Lately I feel like we’ve been struggling a bit on these tracks out here in California. I feel like they’re a little bit different than a lot of places we go. Calistoga, I feel is more comparative to places we’ve had success at this year, like the Grove and Knoxville. We were kind of able to keep our car pretty similar to what we’ve done there and had success with. Just made for a much easier night.”

With the West Coast swing finished and the World of Outlaws tour heading to the Midwest and East Coast, Gravel and his team have their eye on more dominating performances.

“It’s been an awesome year,” Gravel said. “Hopefully we can keep this thing going. I really want to get to double digit wins. Hopefully we get there and keep this thing going.”


The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21, will be at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan. for the Outlaws Boot Hill Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

As always, if you can’t make it to the race, you can watch all of the action LIVE on


NOS Energy Drink Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [7][$2,800]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [5][$2,500]; 6. 83-Daryn Pittman [11][$2,300]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8][$2,200]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu [4][$2,100]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$2,050]; 10. 17W-Shane Golobic [10][$2,000]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [6][$1,500]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Tim Kaeding [9][$1,100]; 14. 19-Brent Marks [12][$1,050]; 15. 7H-Jojo Helberg [19][$1,000]; 16. O-Bud Kaeding [18][$900]; 17. 7-Jason Sides [16][$800]; 18. 68-Chase Johnson [14][$800]; 19. 93-Stephan Ingraham [21][$800]; 20. 5-Shane Stewart [17][$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [20][$800]; 22. 7Y-Geoff Ensign [22][$800]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser[+6]

Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 15.672; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.94; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.996; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 16.006; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.008; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.045; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.102; 8. 5-Shane Stewart, 16.158; 9. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 16.185; 10. 7-Jason Sides, 16.222; 11. 83-Daryn Pittman, 16.226; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.229; 13. 17W-Shane Golobic, 16.244; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.258; 15. 19-Brent Marks, 16.261; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.267; 17. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.384; 18. O-Bud Kaeding, 16.393; 19. 7H-Jojo Helberg, 16.421; 20. 68-Chase Johnson, 16.719; 21. 93-Stephan Ingraham, 17.609; 22. 7Y-Geoff Ensign, 19.067

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – 1. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic [5]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 6. 7-Jason Sides [4]; 7. 7H-Jojo Helberg [7]; 8. 7Y-Geoff Ensign [8]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 68-Chase Johnson [7]; 6. 5-Shane Stewart [3]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. 7S-Tim Kaeding [3]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 6. O-Bud Kaeding [6]; 7. 93-Stephan Ingraham [7]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [5]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [6]

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Montieth Ends Williams Grove Win Drought With 5K Win Friday Dave Grube claims 305 sprints

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Mechanicsburg – Brian Montieth fought the battle with Freddie Rahmer and won the war at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night by taking the win in the 25-lap Dirt Classic Qualifier for 410 sprint cars.

For Montieth, the victory broke a 17-month win drought at the oval after last scoring a win in April 2018.

The win means that the Phoenixville flyer has earned a guaranteed starting spot in next Saturday's prestigious Dirt Classic at nearby Lincoln Speedway.

In the 305 sprint main on Friday night, Dave Grube picked up the win from the second starting spot.

The initial start of the 410 sprint car feature saw a yellow flag unfurl when the rear of the field bunched up in the fourth turn as it came to the green flag.

Montieth started fourth in the main event when action got underway and he was able to muscle by Ryan Smith for second on the opening lap, behind polesitter and leader Freddie Rahmer.

Montieth got a clear shot at Rahmer on a lap two restart but Smith returned the favor and reclaimed second with a turn three dive.

Smith ended up losing second on the seventh tour when a lapped car pushed him high as he entered the first turn, allowing Montieth to bolt by on the low side of the first and second turns.

By the halfway point, Montieth had run down Rahmer’s advantage and the pair was nose to tail across the line as they worked the backmarkers.

Setting a hectic pace on a quick racing surface, Rahmer did his best to dart through traffic and preserve his lead but a miscue as he worked through turns three and four with 10 laps to go allowed Montieth to buzz the top and snare control at the line.

Rahmer remained hot on Montieth’s heels however and with 19 laps complete he got back to the leader’s inside as they raced through the first corner.

Montieth then drag raced Rahmer onto the backchute before edging ahead on the cushion into the third turn and when he had to check up for a slower car just in front, Rahmer was that close to his tail tank that he had nowhere to go and ended up smashing into the outside fence, causing a yellow flag.

Smith then inherited second spot for the restart but failed to challenge.

Another restart with four laps to go after Trey Starks dropped ouf of fifth spot again found Smith failing to produce a challenge as Montieth sped to the win, worth $5,000.

Smith settled for second, 1.927 seconds behind the winner, followed by Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown and Danny Dietrich.

Sixth through 10th went to TJ Stutts, Matt Campbell, Lucas Wolfe, Steve Buckwalter and Anthony Macri.

Heats went to Campbell, Rahmer and Montieth.

Smith set fast time with a lap of 16.767 seconds.

Grube started second and claimed the 20-lap 305 sprint car main to close the night.

Dylan Proctor finished second followed by Ken Duke Jr., Zach Newlin and Devin Adams.

Heats for the 34-car field went to Garret Bard, Proctor, Drew Ritchey and Duke with the consoaltion going to Keith Prutzman.

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Feature finishes:


410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Brian Montieth, 2. Ryan Smith, 3. Kerry Madsen, 4. Brian Brown, 5. Danny Dietrich, 6. TJ Stutts, 7. Matt Campbell, 8. Lucas Wolfe, 9. Steve Buckwalter, 10. Anthony Macri, 11. Cory Haas, 12. Adam Wilt, 13. Tim Wagaman, 14. Chad Trout, 15. Rick Lafferty, 16. Brett Michalski, 17. Greg Plank, 18. Troy Fraker, 19. Trey Starks, 20. Freddie Rahmer, 21. Barry Shearer, 22. Jeff Halligan, 23. Kyle Moody, 24. Chase Dietz

305 sprints, 20 laps: 1. Dave Grube, 2. Dylan Proctor, 3. Ken Duke Jr., 4. Zach Newlin, 5. Devin Adams, 6. Ryan Lynn, 7. Scott Lutz, 8. Jeff Geiges, 9. Kassidy Kreitz, 10. Scott Ellerman, 11. Jaremi Hanson, 12. Erin Statler, 13. Logan Diehl, 14. Steve Surniak, 15. Jake Frye, 16. Joh Walp, 17. Dom Melair, 18. Kenny Heffner, 19. George Riden, 20. Garret Bard, 21. Drew Ritchey, 22. Doug Dodson, 23. Keith Prutzman, 24. Ben McCall

DNQ: Landon Price, Christian Rumsey, Fred Arnold, Jared Zionkowski, Todd Lynn, Kurt Kneaper, Donnie Hendershot, Jay Krout, Eric Mathiot, Danny Leaper

Logan Schuchart wins NOS Energy Drink Showdown at Stockton Schuchart benefits from teammate Jacob Allen’s bad luck to win race and $20,000 prize

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STOCKTON, CA – Sept. 13, 2019 – Logan Schuchart could see victory at the Stockton Dirt Track with three laps to go. He could see his opportunity to sweep the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races at the track. And he could see collecting the $20,000 award for winning the NOS Energy Drink Showdown.

However, he could also see his Shark Racing teammate Jacob Allen leading, searching for his first World of Outlaws win. He couldn’t catch him. A runner-up finish looked like his calling, and he was OK with that.

Cruising down the backstretch, he saw Allen’s Drydene No. 1a car power into turn three, heading for two laps to go. When Schuchart exited turn four, he no longer saw Allen in front of him. The white and blue No. 1a slowed and pulled into the infield.

The lead was Schuchart’s. And after two clean laps, so was the win.

“It’s a tough deal,” Schuchart said of Allen’s affliction. “I’m happy to get the win. It’s awesome to have these cars up front. Whatever happened, this team works really hard to keep these cars on the racetrack.”

The victory was Schuchart’s seventh of the year – further breaking his record of winning at most four wins in a season – and 15th career World of Outlaws win overall.

While he celebrated in Victory Lane with his Drydene cladded Shark Racing team, Allen was back at the trailer diagnosing an engine failure with his crew under a full moon Friday the 13th night.

“Pretty much a heart break,” said a deflated Allen, trying to find the words to describe the loss. “It’s kind of tough.”

The Shark Racing duo were fast all night. Schuchart qualified third and Allen fourth – both setting times that broke the previous track record. Ten-time Series champion Donny Schatz set Quick Time and the new track record with a time of 12.543 sec.

Schuchart and Allen went on to both finished second in their Drydene Heat races. Then finish third and second, respectively, in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash – won by Austen Wheatley.

Wheatley and Allen made up the front row of the 30-lap Feature – both attempting to win their first World of Outlaws race. On the initial start, Wheatley hit the throttle and wheeled onto the front stretch, allowing Allen to get the jump on him and pull away with the lead into the first turn.

His comfortable lead was eliminated in two laps when the first caution came out for Shane Stewart going off track in turn two. On the restart Allen launched back to the lead, but Wheatley stayed close and got side by side with Allen through the first corner. Allen had the better grip on the high groove and drove away from Wheatley down the backstretch.

While Allen ran away with the lead, David Gravel worked his way around Schuchart for third and after dueling with Wheatley for eight laps moved into second. By that time, Allen had found himself in heavy lap traffic. Gravel was able to gain yards on him every lap.

However, once Allen found clean air again, he left Gravel searching for speed by pulling away to about a straightaway lead.

With nine laps to go Allen caught more traffic, including Brad Sweet, and got loose exiting turn two. He lost traction exiting turn four, too, unable to hold his line. That allowed Gravel to go from being a straightaway back to being at Allen’s tail tank.

Allen continued to run the low line into turn one and Gravel darted high to try and get a run around him. However, the move cost Gravel a chance at a win. Going high opened the door for Schuchart to dive underneath. The two almost made contact at the apex of the corner, hurting Gravel most. Schuchart accelerated away from the Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 41 car down the backstretch.

“I kind of punched myself in the head there after that,” Gravel said. “I tried to pass Jacob on the top going into one and two, ended up giving the spot to Logan.”

Now, the only car Schuchart saw in front of him was his teammate. With seven laps to go inches separated the Shark Racing drivers due to a caution for Tim Kaeding going off track in turn two.

On the final restart of the night Allen rocketed ahead of Schuchart. He made it look like a race between a great white shark and a carp. Schuchart couldn’t keep pace with his teammate and in the closing laps found himself having to hold off a hard charging Schatz, who got around Gravel for third.

With three laps to go Allen wore the appearance of a first-time winner. Clean laps. No mistakes. And fields of clean air between the cars behind him and in front of him. Appearances meant nothing, though. While driving through turns three and four his fairy tale turned into a horror movie. His engine let go. Speed lost. Win lost.

“After that last restart it felt like it was kind of starting to lose power a pinch,” Allen said. “But it’s hard to say. You know, you’ve got a lot on your mind. There’re only a few laps left. You’re just trying to finish it and win the race. It’s a pretty shitty deal really. I don’t know. It sucks. I guess it’s just part of it.”

Allen’s misfortune became Schuchart’s gain as he inherited the lead and drove to his second straight win at the Stockton Dirt Track.

“He was way faster than I was,” Schuchart said about Allen. “It showed after the restart. It’s tough. Once Jacob got to the lead, he was gone. I couldn’t really hit my marks there for a few laps. I was just trying to make myself wide. I was happy to run second in this race. But I’m a competitor at the same time. I was going to try and pass him if I got the spot.

“Jacob, he’s been working really hard at this deal. It’s tough. It takes a lot out of you. Especially when you get beat all of the time. But he’s right there. We’ve seen it in the past. I hope he can get his spirit up and win one of these things. I’ve never been so big as a fan as I was running second tonight.”

While Allen’s slumped body posture and hanging head expressed his disappointment in his 17th place finish, he was still able to find the light in a gloomy situation.

“It gives you confidence for sure, just being that close and just leading laps,” Allen said. “Definitely a confidence booster. Probably the biggest thing, besides me getting my first win, is just knowing Logan was running second and we had a shot at getting our first one-two finish. Yeah, it’s not easy to be up front on any of these Outlaw races. I guess it just made me more hungry for the next time.”

Schatz finished second and Gravel had to settle for third. With Schatz’s runner-up finish he was able to retake the points lead over Grass Valley, Calif.-native Brad Sweet – who finished 10th – one race after Sweet took it from him. The reigning champion is now 14 points ahead of Sweet heading into the final California race of the year.

Schuchart is in a close points battle of his own. Sitting fifth in points, he is 38 points behind fourth-place Daryn Pittman after winning the NOS Energy Drink Showdown.

The Pennsylvania-native now has his sights set on a win at Calistoga Speedway.


The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Sept. 14, will be at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif. for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. Get tickets and more information.

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NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps) – 1S-Logan Schuchart [3][$20,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$5,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [4][$3,200]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,800]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [10][$2,500]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [8][$2,300]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [12][$2,200]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [16][$2,100]; 9. 17W-Shane Golobic [13][$2,050]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [14][$2,000]; 11. 44W-Austen Wheatley [1][$1,500]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [17][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$1,100]; 14. 88N-DJ Netto [18][$1,050]; 15. O-Bud Kaeding [21][$1,000]; 16. 7S-Tim Kaeding [9][$900]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$800]; 18. 88-Jonathan Allard [22][$800]; 19. 5-Shane Stewart [20][$800]; 20. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$800]; 21. 7-Jason Sides [5][$800]; 22. 53-Jessie Attard [19][$800]; Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-27, Logan Schuchart 28-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Carson Macedo[+8]

Qualifying – 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.543; 2. 41-David Gravel, 12.561; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.565; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.624; 5. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 12.668; 6. 7-Jason Sides, 12.707; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.709; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.746; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.76; 10. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.775; 11. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.802; 12. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 12.841; 13. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.844; 14. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.941; 15. 83-Daryn Pittman, 12.997; 16. 17W-Shane Golobic, 13.015; 17. 19-Brent Marks, 13.049; 18. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.065; 19. 53-Jessie Attard, 13.12; 20. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.154; 21. O-Bud Kaeding, 13.19; 22. 88-Jonathan Allard, 13.645

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic [6]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [5]; 7. 53-Jessie Attard [7]; 8. 88-Jonathan Allard [8]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – 1. 44W-Austen Wheatley [2]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 7. 5-Shane Stewart [7]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – 1. 7-Jason Sides [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 7S-Tim Kaeding [4]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [5]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 6. 88N-DJ Netto [6]; 7. O-Bud Kaeding [7]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 44W-Austen Wheatley [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 41-David Gravel [3]; 5. 7-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [6]