Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Ransomville Speedway: DIRTcar Track Spotlight Super DIRTcar Series and World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars Highlight Ransomville’s 2020 Schedule
RANSOMVILLE, NY – March 23, 2020 – Like the Niagara Escarpment to its South, Ransomville Speedway has been a bedrock of DIRTcar Racing and the Super DIRTcar Series tour. Ransomville is the Wild West of New York’s DIRTcar scene. High banks and long straights make the fast and furious oval one of the most exciting tracks around.
Today, drivers like defending Super DIRTcar Series champion Mat Williamson, Erick Rudolph and DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fall inductee Pete Bicknell call Ransomville their Friday night Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship home.
Ransomville has hosted Super DIRTcar Series races since 1973. Four legendary drivers top the list of winners in what is traditionally known as the Summer Nationals at The Big R. Bob McCreadie, Danny Johnson, Brett Hearn, and Alan Johnson split twelve wins evenly between them.
Headlining Ransomville’s schedule is the return of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series who saddle up on Friday, July 31 for $10,000. Race fans from Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Ontario will fill the stands to see The Greatest Show on Dirt featuring 2019 champion Brad Sweet, ten-time champion Donny Schatz, plus invaders from Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The Summer Nationals for the Super DIRTcar Series will be showcased on a new date in 2020 with Tuesday, July 7 set for the fans to hear the rumble of the Big Block Modifieds going for $7,500-to-win.
Joining the Big Blocks is the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series: West Region. Series drivers will face a stout local field of Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship Sportsman drivers with a $1,000 top prize greeting the winner.
Every week Super DIRTcar Series heavyweights Mat Williamson and Erik Rudolph race head-to-head in their DIRTcar 358 Modifieds. Fans also see Mr. Small Block Pete Bicknell, Gary Lindberg, Ryan Susice, Chad Brachmann, and Mike Bowman battle it out for Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship points every Friday night.
Last year, in the DIRTcar Sportsman Modified ranks, Brett Senek narrowly beat Derek Wagner and up and coming star Garrison Krentz for the track championship. 2019 NAPA Super DIRT Week Chevy Performance 75 champion Kyle Inman also collected three checkered flags at Ransomville.
Race fans should seriously consider making a trip to Ransomville Speedway a part of a great weekend of fun in Western New York. The world-famous Niagara Falls is only a half an hour from the track. The only thing that can match the thunder of the falls are the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds!
Just south of the speedway is Buffalo, NY where there is no shortage of activities across the city. Buffalo is known for its abundant high-quality breweries, restaurants, architecture, and more. The family will love stopping at the Buffalo Zoo, Niagara Falls Aquarium, and strolling through the Elmwood shopping district.
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Ransomville Speedway 2020 Race Schedule
Full card: Ki Po Motors Street Stocks, Investor’s Services DIRTcar Sportsman, Krown Undercoating DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman, Mini Stocks
Friday, April 24 – VP Racing Fuels presents Test, Tune, and Time: Ki Po Motors Street Stocks, Investor’s Services Sportsman, Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman, Mini Stocks
Friday, May 1 – VP Racing Small Engine Fuels Presents the 63rd Season Opener: Full card
Friday, May 8 – SANY presents a Full Card: Full card
Friday, May 15 – WM Properties & Const, Clark Rigging & Rental, Beyer Boys Truck & Chapmans Heating & Cooling Night: Full card
Friday, May 22 – Triple T presents Demolition Derby! Dunkin’ Donuts presents a full card of racing: Full card
Friday, May 29 – Mark Cerrone, Bailey Brothers, and A-Verdi present Autograph Night and Richard Wilkinson Memorial: Full card
Friday, June 5 – Behm Automotive presents Kids Poster Contest, Bike Giveaway & Kids Ride Night: Full card
Friday, June 12 – Labor Night at the races presented by NOLC & Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY: Full card
Friday, June 19 – Vandemark presents the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stock Series plus Full Card and RC Car Exhibition
Friday, June 26 – Jetport and Moley Magnetics present the Joseph Scholtisek $2000 Modified Race and Easter Night: Full card
Friday, July 3 – UBreakIFix, Hy Tech Concrete, Hebeler Sales & Service & Joy Trucking presents July 4th Fireworks! Full card
Tuesday, July 7 – Busch, Wendt’s, NMCC, & Stirling Lubricants presents the Super DIRTcar Series and DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series
Friday, July 10 – Sunflowers of Sanborn presents a full card of racing plus Power Wheel Races
Friday, July 17 – Firth’s Jewelry & Modern Corp present the John Susice Memorial SS Race plus Full Card and Kids Rides
Friday, July 24 – Sid & Carol Jeffery Memorial Crate Late Models plus full card
Friday, July 31 – 7/31/2020 – World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series plus BEI Lightning Series, Investor’s Services Sportsman
Friday, August 7 – Tim Horton’s & Faery’s present Mini Stock Series plus Full Card
Friday, August 14 – Dig Safely & Kentworth NE present the Empire Super Sprints plus full card
Friday, August 21 – Sunset Bar & Grill presents the Sean Letts Memorial plus Full Card and Foot Races!
Friday, August 28 – Regional Haulage & East Coast Speed present Northeast Late Model Alliance plus full card
Friday, September 4 – Hy Tech Concrete presents Triple T Demo Derby! Full card
Friday, September 11 – Niagara Frontier Publications presents BRP Big Blocks! Ki Po Motors Street Stocks, Investor’s Services Sportsman, Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Mini Stocks
Friday, September 18 – Bailey Bros & Dunkin Donuts present Outlaw 358s, Ki Po Motors Street Stocks, Investor’s Services Sportsman, Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Mini Stocks
World of Outlaws Halts Remainder of Spring California Tour Officials, tracks working to reschedule as many events as possible
CONCORD, NC — March 23, 2020 — The State of California remains under a statewide stay at home order issued by California Gov. Gavin Newsom as part of the ongoing effort to curb the COVID-19 situation. Therefore, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series, together with its partner tracks in California, has decided to adjust the remainder of this spring’s California tour, which included races scheduled through April 18.
Previously, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series had postponed events through April 9. Additional events now impacted include races on April 10 at Merced Speedway, April 11 at Ocean Speedway, and April 17-18 at the Stockton Dirt Track.
In working on possible reschedule dates, World of Outlaws officials have determined there will not be an option this season to run postponed events originally scheduled for March 14 at LoneStar Speedway, March 21 at USA Raceway, March 22 at Arizona Speedway, March 28 at Perris Auto Speedway, April 10 at Merced Speedway, April 11 at Ocean Speedway, and April 17-18 at the Stockton Dirt Track. Those races will be canceled this season. Those with tickets to canceled events have received a credit to their MyDirtTickets.com accounts for the face value of the ticket(s), where they will have 24 months to use the credit for future World of Outlaws events.
In examining the remaining schedule, Series officials plan to reschedule races originally scheduled for March 13 at Cotton Bowl Speedway, March 29 at Santa Maria Speedway, and April 3-4 at Thunderbowl Raceway. We are working with our tracks and promoters to find suitable dates for our postponed events. Ticket holders for these events should hold on to their tickets, and as soon a new date is scheduled they will be contacted with the details.
World of Outlaws Postpones Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway Series and track officials seeking new date for Illinois Dirt Late Model special
CONCORD, NC — March 23, 2020 — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued statewide orders for residents to shelter in place as part of the effort to curb the COVID-19 situation. Therefore, the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, together with Illinois’ Farmer City Raceway, is postponing the Illini 100, which was originally scheduled for April 2-4.
The $15,000-to-win event has become an early season staple for Dirt Late Model fans and racers. World of Outlaws and Farmer City Raceway officials plan to reschedule the huge weekend.
Amid precautions related to coronavirus concerns, the series previously postponed events set for March 27 at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN, and March 28 at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC. World of Outlaws officials also intend to reschedule those events, as well.
Fans with tickets to those three events should continue to hold their tickets until new dates are announced.
The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings® Late Model Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Drydene (Official Motor Oil), E-Z-GO Golf Carts (Official Golf Cart) Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), iRacing (Official Online Racing Game), Morton Buildings (Official Building), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), SIS Insurance (Official Insurance Provider) VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: ARP Automotive Racing Products, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, DART, Penske Racing Shocks, Quarter Master, and Wrisco (Exclusive Racing Aluminum); along with manufacturer sponsors, including: Capital Race Cars, FireAde, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Rocket Chassis and TNT Rescue.
Founded in 1978, the World of Outlaws®, based in Concord, NC, is the premier national touring series for dirt track racing in North America, featuring the most powerful cars on dirt, the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings® Late Model Series. Annually, the two series race nearly 140 times at tracks across the United States and Canada. CBS Sports Network is the official broadcast partner of the World of Outlaws. DIRTVision® also broadcasts World of Outlaws events over the Internet to fans around the world. Learn more about the World of Outlaws.
FIRST STEPS: Carson Macedo Opens About Success, Struggles of Rookie Year Macedo had one of the most successful rookie seasons, but it wasn’t without a few learning curves
|Trent Gower photo|
CONCORD, NC – March 23, 2020 – Carson Macedo isn’t the driver he was this time last year.
A full year with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will do that to you.
The Lemoore, CA driver is wiser. He’s experienced. He knows what it takes to be a full-time Outlaw.
“Racing with the World of Outlaws is just a totally different level,” Macedo said. “A lot of people don’t realize how big of a jump it is to race with these guys full-time. It definitely was an eye opener.
“Anyone who thinks they’re ready is not realistic, I think. But the only way to go out and be ready is to go and start doing it and start getting beat. Myself, I feel like it’s made me, just in a year racing with those guys full-time, made me more aware. I feel like I’m, I’d like to think, a better race car driver. That’s what it was really all about.”
FIRST YEAR PROGRESS
In his rookie year, last season, driving for Kyle Larson Racing, Macedo finished sixth in the Series’ points, won four races and earned the World of Outlaws Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year award. He was the sole driver contending for the award, but in the last 30 years of the sport only reigning champion Brad Sweet’s rookie season in 2014 is comparable to Macedo’s.
Sweet and Macedo are currently the only two rookie contenders in that time period to have won more than two races in their first full-time season – Sweet won five races and also finished sixth in points.
Macedo views 2019 as a successful year for he and his KLR team. A year they can build off of. There weren’t many surprises, either. He ran well when he expected to and struggled just the same.
They put together an impressive run in the first 14 races of the season. Macedo earned his second career Series win at Silver Dollar Speedway and only finished outside the top-10 twice. Then came the three-race Pennsylvania swing. He used a provisional to start the race at Lincoln Speedway and finished 19th and then finished 20th and 23rd, respectively, at Williams Grove Speedway.
“I think I let that get to me,” Macedo said about his poor performance in Pennsylvania. “I think I let it bother me and got my confidence down. So, I struggled for a couple of weeks after that.”
Mental toughness is one of the most challenging elements of racing with the World of Outlaws, Macedo admitted.
For drivers that race weekly at one track and with the World of Outlaws on occasion, Macedo said it can be easier for them to bounce back from a few bad races with the Outlaws. They can return to their home track where they have a lot of laps and success.
“The difference with racing with the Outlaws is when you go to those racetracks that you struggle at or maybe aren’t your strong suit, all those things, you can’t get away,” Macedo said. “You’re going to race Donny (Schatz) and Brad (Sweet) and David (Gravel) and Daryn (Pittman) and Logan (Schuchart). They’re all going to be there. And they’re all still going to be fast. It just forces you to deal with adversity and be the best you can be at the place that maybe you’re not the best at.”
To help with that adversity, Macedo works with sports psychologist Tim Hamel. Several pro athletes such as Tom Brady and Russell Wilson work with sports psychologists, too. The profession helps athletes set goals, it provides motivation, emotion management, leadership skills and much more.
“He’s been really good for me,” Macedo said about working with Hamel. “He takes time to talk to me. He’s not a life motivator. I don’t go to him because I have problems. It’s just more about trying to get my head right and getting myself in the right frame of mind. Do what other people in the past have done. Build team chemistry and all of that stuff.”
The motivation worked. Macedo built momentum as the season progressed, winning three more races throughout the year.
He broke into the top-10 once at Williams Grove in July. The best he could do otherwise was a 13th-place run in October at the half-mile track. However, Macedo said the best thing a person can do is fail. And then learn from those failures.
He did just that this month by winning the season opening race at Williams Grove. It was a feeling like no other, Macedo said. He now considers it one of the biggest wins of his career, because he had failed there so many times.
There are many others he attributes to helping him with his career, such as his parents, Tommy Tarlton, who he’s raced for several times, and two-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Jason Meyers.
“I talk to [Meyers] a lot,” Macedo said. “He’s actually the one that got me hooked up with Tim Hamel. He’s been very good for me, because it’s always nice to talk to someone who’s walked a day in your shoes and experienced the same things.”
When it comes to the drivers he races against on a weekly basis, there’s not much support shared amongst the group. And there’s nothing wrong with that, he said.
“That’s one thing I’ve learned pretty quickly with the Outlaws, is that nobody helps anyone,” he said with a chuckle. “I mean, everybody is doing it for a living. You know, you want to beat the guy next to you. At the end of the day, if you win races and beat the guy next to you, you’re putting more money in your pocket. Your team is happier. Your job security is there. It’s all about beating each other guy.”
One of Macedo’s biggest attributes that have changed after a year with the Outlaws is his driving style. His go-to move would've normally been to throttle his way around the top all race if there was a big cushion. Now, after watching Sweet and 10-time Series champion Donny Schatz for a year, he’s altered his approach. Just a little.
He's watched how Sweet and Schatz slow their cars in the corner for better control and how they're able the run where other drivers aren’t.
“I’ve been trying to work on that,” Macedo said. “Try to be more versatile. Not just that guy that goes straight to the top and hit the cushion for 30 laps. I still want to be that guy, because at the end of the day, in racing, I feel like you need to be able to stand up in the seat and drive harder than the guy next to you. But at the same time, we race on tracks that are so technical so often, you have to be good at both to win a championship.”
Macedo has already earned one top-five and three top-10 finishes in the first three races of the 2020 season and currently sits fifth in points.
While he may be a different driver this year, Macedo’s goals remain the same. He wants to win.
He even shares the same sentiment you’ll get from any full-time Outlaw by saying, “I feel like if you worry about winning races, the rest will come.”
A full year with the World of Outlaws will do that to you.
You can see Macedo, his team owner Kyle Larson, 2019 Knoxville Nationals winner David Gravel, NHRA Funny Car champion Ron Capps and many more compete in the inaugural World of Outlaws iRacing Invitational on Wednesday, March 25, at 9 p.m. (ET) on DIRTVision.
The World of Outlaws will continue to bring race fans new and engaging content throughout the postponement period. You can keep up to date with everything the Series has going on through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Super Sprints And Super Late Models At Williams Grove Friday Under The Lights ULMS Late Models To Open 20th Anniversary Season With 3K To Win, 30-lapper
|Josie McIntyre photo|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway returns to action with its first night program of the 2020 season this Friday, March 20 at 7:30 pm, featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the ULMS Super Late Models.
The super late models will be competing in the first of what will be six shows for the big stock cars at the oval this season, staged as the season opener for the 20th anniversary ULMS season.
The 410 sprints will compete in a 25-lap main event paying $4,080 to win while the ULMS Late Models go in a 30-lap affair paying $3,000 to the winner.
Gates for the show will open at 5:30 pm with practice laps slated for 7.
Adult general admission is set at $18 with ages 13-20 admitted for just $10. Youth ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.
The late model field should be the most stout to assemble anywhere this early season as many of the stock car big guns will use the show as their first race of the year anywhere.
Defending ULMS champion Max Blair of Titusville will be in the field along with Mike Norris of Sarver, Coleby Frye, Dover; Bryan Bernheisel, Lebanon; Kyle Lee, Mercersburg; Jason Covert, York Haven; Gregg Satterlee, Rochester Mills; and Maxon Zeigler, Chalk Hill.
The winner of two out of three late model events at the track in 2019, Rick Eckert of York is also expected to be in action.
Out of staters planning to attend include Kyle Hardy of Stephens City, Va., and Matt Cosner, Ridgeley, Wv.
Drivers in both the sprint and late model divisons will draw for heat and feature starting positions.
Driving for Kyle Larson, Californian Carson Macedo kicked off the 2020 racing season at Williams Grove Speedway Sunday afternoon with a sprint car win over a field of 32 cars in action.
Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.
Selinsgrove Speedway Opens Saturday With Modified Icebreaker 40 Friesen and Sheppard latest drivers to confirm entry
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Selinsgrove, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present its 2020 season opener, the Icebreaker 40 for combined modifieds, coming up this Saturday, March 21 at 2 pm.
The event will mark the first race for modifieds at Selinsgrove Speedway since they last competed at the track in 2013 under small block specs with Duane Howard taking the victory.
Speedway officials are continuing to monitor the international COVID-19 situation and will do so throughout the week and will follow any directives from state and federal governments. As of March 15, preparations are underway to open the track for this weekend’s modified showdown.
The Icebreaker 40 will be a combined small and big block, non-sanctioned modified race offering a $24,625 purse that will be run under rules and specifications that mirror those of the Short Track Super Series.
Also on the March 21 racing program will be the crate 602 sportsman modifieds in a $1,000-to-win 20-lap feature.
The Icebreaker 40 will pay $5,000 to win for the combined mods.
Drivers in both divisions will draw for heat starting positions before a redraw sets the front few starting rows for both main events.
The champion of the Icebreaker 40 will be a guaranteed qualifier for the October 3, 35th Anniversary Outlaw 200 at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, New York.
The most recent confirmed entries for the big event include Waterloo, New York’s Matt Sheppard and multi-talented driver Stewart Friesen of Niagra-on-the-Lake, Ontario who has proven his talents in not only mods but in sprint cars and on the NASCAR truck circuit as well.
Grandstand and pit gates for the big event will open at 11 am with qualifying slated for 2 pm.
Adult general admission is set at $20 with grandstand reserved seats priced at an additional $2. Student general admission for ages 12 – 17 is just $15. Kids ages 11 and under will be admitted for free. Pit Passes are $40.
Previous Big Block mod winners at Selinsgrove Speedway have been Danny Johnson in 2009 and in 2011 while single wins have gone to Ryan Godown, Dave Kelly, Rick Laubach, Billy Pauch and Matt Sheppard.
Small block winners have been Duane Howard with victories in 2012 and 2013 and Pat Ward with wins in 2009 and 2010. Jeff Strunk owns a single victory.
Selinsgrove Speedway will swing back into action to close out March on Sunday, March 29 at 2 pm with March Mayhem for the Modern Heritage 410 sprint cars and the super late models.
The show will be the first of the season at the track for the super powered machines in both divisions with the sprints racing for $4,000 to win and $375 to start in a 25-lap main while the late models race for $2,000 to win and $275 to start.
A heat draw and feature redraw will be used to set the lineups for the main events on March 29.
For a complete 2020 schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook.
The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.
Purse for Northeast Modified Icebreaker 40 - Saturday, March 21, 2020: 1) $5,000 2) $2,500 3) $2,000 4) $1,500 5) $1,400 6) $1,300 7) $1,250 8) $1,200 9) $1,100 10) $1,000 11) $800 12) $600 13) $500 14) $450 15) $425 16-24) $400
Purse for Crate 602 Sportsman Modifieds (20-Lap A-Main): 1) $1,000 2) $600 3) $400 4) $300 5) $250 6) $225 7) $200 8) $170 9) $160 10) $150 11) $145 12) $140 13) $135 14) $130 15) $125 16-24) $120
Grandstand & Pit Gates Open: 11AM
Drivers’ Meeting: 1PM
Practice Laps: 1:30PM
Admission for Saturday, March 21, 2020: Adult GA $20; Student GA (12-17) $15; Kids 11 & Under FREE GA; Pit Passes $40
Invader Carson Macedo Claims Williams Grove Opening Day Sprints Victory
|Picture courtesy of Williams Grove Speedway|
Mechanicsburg - Driving for Kyle Larson, outlaws invader Carson Macedo of Lemoore, California, powered to the opening day sprint car victory at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday afternoon, taking home $4,080.
The victory was the first of Macedo’s career at the oval.
“This is without a doubt one of the biggest wins of my career,” Macedo said in victory lane.
“I never thought it would happen.”
Macedo and his team drove from Texas to get to Williams Grove in time for Sunday’s opening day event.
The Californian started third in the 25-lap sprint car feature and watched as polesitter Ryan Smith took the lead at the start.
Macedo briefly fell backward during the early laps but managed to stay in the game as Smith was entering the rear of the field on the eighth circuit.
At first, Smith was able to handle traffic easily, putting three cars between himself and Danny Dietrich by lap 11 but shortly thereafter the front wing on Smith’s No. 72 collapsed and he began struggling to keep pace at the front.
Dietrich was chomping into Smith’s lead on the 16th tour when Macedo blasted to his outside in the first corner to steal second away.
Macedo then quickly ran down Smith’s struggling racer and drove to his inside in the fourth turn to net command with 17 laps away.
The only caution flag of the race then unfurled with six laps to go for Brock Zearfoss who had spun his mount on the frontstretch, finding Danny Dietrich up to second for the new green.
Macedo pulled away from Dietrich on the restart to record the victory going away.
After starting 14th, Lance Dewease motored up to third at the finish followed by 13th starter Brent Marks and
Second starter Freddie Rahmer raced in second for the first several circuits before slipping backward to ride home sixth.
Seventh through 10th went to Gerard McIntyre Jr., Brian Montieth, Anthony Macri and Rick Lafferty.
Heats went to Smith, George Hobaugh Jr., Brett Michalski and Cale Thomas with Zearfoss taking the consolation race.
Feature Finish, 3/15/20:
410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Carson Macedo, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Brent Marks, 5. Ryan Smith, 6. Freddie Rahmer, 7. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 8. Brian Montieth, 9. Anthony Macri, 10. Rick Lafferty, 11. Jared Esh, 12. TJ Stutts, 13. Chad Trout, 14. George Hobaugh Jr., 15. Chase Dietz, 16. Brock Zearfoss, 17. Robbie Kendall, 18. Brett Michalski, 19. Cale Thomas, 20. Dylan Norris, 21. Kyle Moody, 22. Brandon Matus, 23. Dylan Cisney, 24. Steve Buckwalter
DNQ: Jordan Mackison, Brent Matus, Dwight Leppo, Adrian Shaffer, Lynton Jeffrey, Matt Campbell, Hunter Mackison, Lucas Wolfe
Dewease Picks Up Sprint Car Win No. 113 at Port Royal Speedway, Lingo Jr. Earns First Career Late Model Win
By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway
[PORT ROYAL, Pa- Last week Lance Dewease was standing on the front stretch during victory lane celebrations collecting a check for being the night's hard charger. The Fayetteville, Pa. native advanced from 16th to fourth, passing 12 cars for a nice additional $925 pay day.
This week Dewease passed 14 cars in Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car action….lapped cars that is. Dewease capitalized on a pole position starting spot and lapped all the way up to 10th place in the field to best Logan Wagner for the victory by a whopping 7.584 second margin during 25 laps of caution free action.
And he did it in front a nice crowd of fans who braved the brisk temperatures on a daylight surface despite national concerns over Cornonavirus.
"It's not necessarily a good thing that's going on out there but I have to thank all of these fans, track officials and everybody who showed up to watch us race," said Dewease, who earned $4000 for his efforts. "I think we all showed what heart and determination does in racing. The racing community never ceases to amaze me."
Dewease lined up alongside of rookie contender Jeff Halligan to take the green flag and he quickly stretched his lead to a full straightaway by lap 5.
Meanwhile there was a heavyweight battle going on for the second position as Brent Marks, Logan Wagner and Danny Dietrich were putting on a show.
Marks, who started fourth after traveling over 24 hours to race at the Speedway following World of Outlaws cancellations in Texas, had his hands full as Wagner and Dietrich swapped lines in attempt to get into the spot.
Over the next five laps, Wagner and Dietrich jockeyed for position multiple times, with the three cars three-wide at one point exiting turn two. Eventually Dietrich got by Wagner for third and was setting up Marks for the pass in turn three. However Wagner slid past both drivers on the bottom of the turn to move into second, with Dietrich in tow and shuffling Marks to fourth.
"We were having a lot of fun back there battling for second and I think we all knew we needed to get in that position if a caution were to come out or something," said Wagner of the battle. "You’d have thought we were racing for the win as I couldn't even see Lance with how far he was out there."
Dewease, who hit lapped traffic on the sixth circuit, was slicing through the cars like a knife in hot butter and by lap 20 had built up and over 8 second advantage on his closest competitor. Wagner, who had put some distance between himself and Dietrich by then, tried his best to close the gap but without a caution over the final laps he had nothing for Dewease.
"We were good, but Lance and his team were just in another league," said Wagner. "I was hoping for a yellow as once we got in clean air we were really good. Without it I knew we were racing for second best."
With the race staying under green flag competition for the entire distance, Dewease took the checkered flag for the 113th time of his career at the Juniata County oval and moved into the points lead along the way.
"We'll likely be back next week but we won't be here all season," said Dewease when asked about chasing the points title. "We have a game plan and we strayed from it a bit last season and I think it hurt us late in the year. It's nice to have early season success and we'll see if we can’t get a few more of these flags this year."
Wagner, Dietrich, Lucas Wolfe and Mike Wagner completed the top five. While Brock Zearfoss, Halligan, Marks, Blane Heimbach and Kody Lehman filled out the top ten.
Anthony Macri picked up the $200 Hard Charger award this week courtesy of Valley Supply Inc. as he passed seven cars to advance to 14th from the 21st starting spot.
Heats for the 33 cars in attendance were won by Gerard McIntyre Jr., Marks, Heimbach, Wagner and Dewease. Macri won the B-Main consolation.
Weikert's Livestock 410 Sprint Car Results- 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Logan Wagner, 3. Danny Dietricg 4. Lucas Wolfe, 5.Mike Wagner, 6. Brock Zearfoss, 7. Jeff Halligan, 8. Brent Marks, 9. Blane Heimbach, 10. Kody Lehamn, 11. AJ Flick, 12. Dylan Cisney, 13. Gerard McIntyre, 14. Anthony Macri, 15. Jared Esh, 16. Lynton Jeffrey, 17. Anthony Fiore, 18. Tyler Reeser, 19. Paulie Colagiovanni, 20. TJ Stutts, 21. Robbie Kendall, 22. Geroge Hobaugh, 23. Rick Lafferty, 24. Tyler Bear
DNQ- Jeff Miller, Justin Whittall, Steve Buckwalter, Mike Walter II, Brent Matus, Curt Stroup, Brandon Matus, Joey Hershey, Jonathon Jones
Super Late Models
You'd have thought the Port Royal Speedway was in Delaware as Donnie Lingo Jr. and Ross Robinson, both natives of 'The Diamond State', battled it out in River Valley Builders Super Late Model competition looking for their first career victories at the Speedway.
Ultimately, Lingo fended off multiple attempts by Robinson and slight contact to pick up his first career victory at the Speedway and the $2500 prize that comes with it.
"I love this track and I wish we could come here all the time," said Lingo Jr. "We can’t make that drive from Delaware all the time but I think this will be the shortest drive back home we've ever made form Port Royal."
Speedway regular Mike Lupfer and Lingo led the field to the green flag and Lupfer got the early jump. However, Lingo pulled alongside Lupfer down the backstretch on the outside and had enough momentum to pull ahead to lead lap one just before the flagstand.
Meanwhile Robinson, who started sixth, was coming fast as he moved into the third position by lap 2 . Over the next eight laps, Robinson was all over Lupfer and the two cars raced side-by-side with Robinson utilizing the bottom line of the turns.
With the leader struggling in lapped traffic, Robinson finally found enough momentum exiting turn four to pull ahead of Lupfer on lap 13 and set his sights of his fellow Delaware native.
Robinson tracked down Lingo and by lap 17 he was on the bumper of the leader, who was having a hard time getting by the lapped cars in front of him.
"I was good all race, but every time I got up on those lap cars they were giving me all sorts of fits," said Lingo. "Once I could clear them, the car was great. I was working hard out there to clear them."
With Lingo tucked on the bottom of the Speedway, Robinson moved up the track slightly in the turn's and he was setting Lingo up for the pass. Meanwhile, last week's winner Trevor Feathers had pulled into the third spot using the high side of the Speedway and was ready to pounce should something happen with the leaders.
Robinson made his best effort with three to go as he pulled alongside the leader entering turn three and was nearly even coming out of four. However Lingo pulled ahead coming to the flag stand and the two made contact, nearly spelling disaster.
Lingo recovered and Robinson settled into second. At the white flag Lingo passed a lap car and gave himself the necessary distance to cruise home to the checkered flag where he claimed the victory by a margin of 1.171 seconds over Robinson, Feathers, Lupfer and Tim Smith Jr.
"I didn't know he was there until he about got by me and we made contact, " said Lingo Jr. "I knew then I had to move up the track a little. We got by that last lap car and I knew it was ours to lose."
For Robinson he knew his best chance to win was to be patient and he was happy with a second.
"I was really just setting him up and I knew I had to time my move to where I was alongside him before he could stop me," said Robinson. "I thought we had him coming off four and we made a little contact, but ultimately he deserved the win. It's pretty cool for a couple Delaware boys to be battling it out in Central Pa."
Scott Flinckinger, Drake Troutman, Dan Stone, Dylan Yoder and Colton Flinner rounded out the top ten.
River Valley Builders Super Late Models- 1. Donnie Lingo Jr, 2. Ross Robinson, 3. Trevor Feathers, 4. Mike Lupfer, 5. Tim Smith Jr., 6. Scott Flickinger, 7. Drake Troutman, 8. Dan Stone, 9. Dylan Yoder, 10. Colton Flinner, 11. Jeff Rine, 12. Andy Haus, 13. Amanda Robinson, 14. Austin Berry, 15. Kyle Lear, 16. Chad Myers, 17. Gene Knaub, 18. Dillan Stake, 19. Gary Stuhler, 20. Hayes Mattern, 21. Shaun Miller, 22. Ky;e Knapp, 23. Trent Brenneman, 24. Nick Dickson
DNQ- Kirk Baker, Dave Brouse Jr., Deshawn Gingerich, Dan Green, Roy Deese
Sunday, March 15, 2020
ALAN KRIMES CHARGES TO VICTORY; Invader Joe Ryan Osborne Wins in First Trip to Lincoln
|Alan Krimes in Lincoln Speedway Victory Lane after his 1st win of 2020|
Photo courtesy of Lincoln Speedway
Saturday, March 21, 2020 (6PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints
Saturday, March 28, 2020 (6PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints
Saturday, April 4, 2020 (7PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints
Abbottstown, PA (March 14, 2020) – It seemed that the lead was not a position one wanted to be in as two leaders experienced issues that took them out of the top spot during the first 20 laps of the race. Alan Krimes broke the mold and inherited the lead with five laps remaining and held on to win his first race of the season.
After a rough few weeks to start the season, Indiana native Cale Thomas won his heat race and started on the pole of the 25-lap feature. Scott Fisher shared the front row with Thomas as Dylan Norris and Jim Siegel made up the second row.
Thomas took the lead when the green flag dropped with Fisher settling into second and Norris and Siegel running third and fourth.
Thomas was running the top line around the track as Norris challenged Fisher on the bottom. Norris got by Fisher for second on the bottom of turns of 3 and 4 on lap 1 to take the spot.
Fisher got Norris back using the middle of turns 1 and 2 on the next lap. Siegel got by both Fisher and Norris to charge up to second coming out of turn 4 lap 2.
Ryan Smith was making his way up through the field from his sixth starting spot and was running fourth by lap 3 and made it up to third on lap 4.
Brian Montieth was on the move as well having made his way to the fourth spot on lap 6 from his eighth starting position.
Siegel was reeling Thomas in as they caught the tail end of the field when the red flag flew on lap 8 for Dylan Norris who ended up on his side in turn 3.
The leader Thomas hit the outside wall avoiding the overturned car of Norris damaging his right rear. Thomas headed to the pits and was able to rejoin the field, albeit at the tail end instead of the front.
After inheriting the lead after Thomas’ misfortune, Siegel led Smith, Montieth, Freddie Rahmer and Krimes to the cone for the restart.
Siegel drove to the top of the track and Smith went to the bottom entering turn 1. Siegel stuck to the top line with Smith joining him. Once Smith made the move up the track, Siegel started pulling away.
As Smith worked on reeling in Siegel Freddie Rahmer and Alan Krimes both got by Montieth on lap 10 to take third and fourth sending Montieth back to fifth.
Freddie went to work on Smith for second, but Smith had his sight set on Siegel. Smith got a good run off of turn 2 forcing Siegel to the bottom of the track going into turns 3 and 4 but Siegel was able to hold off Smith’s charge
Krimes got by Freddie Rahmer for third on lap 17 just as the leaders were catching the tailed end of the field.
Siegel and Smith crossed the line wheel to wheel as they both tried to get through lapped traffic. Smith took the lead going down the backstretch lap 19. Krimes followed and took second from Siegel on the following lap.
Smith slid up the track on the backstretch and thought he had cleared the lapped car of Thomas, but he was mistaken. The yellow flag came out with five laps to go as Smith came to a stop ending his afternoon. Thomas had some minor front end damage and was able to stay out on the track.
Krimes inherited the lead with Siegel, Freddie Rahmer, Montieth and Brandon Rahmer lined up behind him for the restart.
On the restart Krimes went to the bottom into 1 with Siegel driving through the middle. Krimes held the lead.
Brandon took fourth from Montieth coming out of turn 2 on lap 21. Freddie challenged Siegel for second with two laps to go but Siegel was able to hold him off.
Krimes crossed the finish line 2.277 seconds ahead of Siegel. Freddie Rahmer finished third and for the second weekend in a row the Rahmer brothers finished back-to-back, as Brandon crossed the line fourth. Montieth completed the top five.
410 Sprint Car heat winners were Brett Michalski, Jim Siegel and Cale Thomas.
Invader Joe Ryan Osborne Wins in First Trip to Lincoln
After a successful 2019 season at the track, Jeremy Ott started on the pole to kick-off the 2020 season. Stephen Wurtzer lined up second with Zachary Settle and Alex Robinson in row two.
Ott got out to the lead at the start with Settle running second and Wurtzer in third. Bill Diehl got by Wurtzer to take the third spot before a lap was completed.
Ott, Diehl and Settle crossed the start finish line three wide for the lead with Settle taking the top spot by a nose. Ott took over the lead coming out of turn 2 with Diehl moving up to second sending Settle to third.
Mooresville, NC native Joe Ryan Osborne moved into the third spot on lap 2.
Diehl drove by Ott for the lead and Travis Perry got by Osborne for third.
The first three laps of the race saw three different leaders. Before the opportunity for four laps and four leaders could occur, the caution came out. Ott and Perry got together in turns 3 and 4 as they ran second and third. Both drivers rejoined the field.
Diehl led Osborne, Settle, Robinson and Wurtzer to the cone for the single file restart.
Osborne was all over Diehl for the lead on the restart as Ott and Perry started to work their way through the field.
The caution flag flew again on lap 4. This time it was for Aaron Updegraff who got spun around in turn 4.
Osborne was all over Diehl again on the restart and got a nose under the leader going into turn 3. Diehl held off Osborne as Robinson moved into the third position.
Brian Racine was on the move making his way up to fourth from his ninth starting spot on lap 6.
Osborne was still working on Diehl for the lead as they broke away from the rest of the field.
Racine had made his way up to third on lap 7 when the caution came out. Chris McKinney and Jorjie Sweger were both backed into the guardrail in turns 3 and 4.
Osborne tried to go low to get by Diehl, but Diehl blocked his line. After falling back to fourth Racine was back up to third.
Osborne got his nose under Diehl at the line as the field hit the halfway point of the race.
Once again Osborne looked to the inside of Diehl and took the lead going into turn 3 on lap 11.
Racine battled Diehl for second and took the spot with five laps to go.
The yellow flag flew on lap 16 for Seth Kearchner as he did a couple of 360 spins and kept moving.
Osborne pulled away from the field on the restart and got the checkered flag 1.275 seconds ahead of Racine. Diehl held on to third and Settle crossed the line fourth. Chris Transeau drove from his twelfth started spot to a fifth place finish.
Osborne has only run his Legend car on dirt four times including Lincoln on Saturday. It was his first trip to the 3/8th mile oval.
Legends heat races were won by Bill Diehl, Jeremy Ott, Brian Racine and Chris Transeau.
Next Saturday, March 21, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 Sprint Cars and 358 Sprint Cars. Racing starts at 6PM with pit gates opening at 3:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 4PM.
To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:
410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes ($3,500); 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 15-Adam Wilt; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher; 9. 1X-Chad Trout; 10. 14T-Tyler Walton; 11. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 12. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 13. 99-Kyle Moody; 14. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 15. 73B-Brett Michalski; 16. 75-Chase Dietz; 17. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 18. 39-Cale Thomas; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard; 20. 3-Todd Gracey; 21. 72-Ryan Smith (DNF); 22. 00-Chris Frank (DNF); 23. 44-Dylan Norris (DNF); 24. 5E-Tim Wagaman (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Cale Thomas (1-7), Jim Siegel (8-18), Ryan Smith (19-20), Alan Krimes (21-25)
410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 73B-Brett Michalski; 2. 21- Brian Montieth; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 75-Chase Dietz; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 99-Kyle Moody; 7. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 8. 3-Todd Gracey
410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 21T-Scott Fisher; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 6. 2w-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 14T-Tyler Walton; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 39-Cale Thomas; 2. 72-Ryan Smith; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 15-Adam Wilt; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 7. 00-Chris Frank; 8. 5E-Tim Wagaman (DNS)
Gene Latta Central PA Legends:
Central PA Legends Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 13-Joe Ryan Osborne; 2. 74-Brian Racine; 3. 53-Bill Diehl; 4. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 5. 18-Chris Transeau; 6. 30-Alex Robinson; 7. 51-Travis McClelland; 8. 10-Jeremy Ott; 9. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 10. 19-Travis Perry; 11. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 12. 5C-Josh Schrum; 13. 93-Brent Marquis; 14. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 15. 17H-Tim Hahn; 16. 91-Benjamin Goldsmith; 17. 9-Rich Hartwig; 18. 41-Chuck Dell; 19. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 20. 19R-Roy Denike; 21. 25-Eric Hurst; 22. 1G-Shawn Groft; 23. 24-Justin Cunningham (DNF); 24. 3M-Chris McKinney (DNF); 25. 26-Shaun Abney (DNF)
Lap Leaders – Zachary Settle (1), Jeremey Ott (2), Bill Diehl (3-11), Joe Ryan Osborne (12-20)
Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps) - 1. 53-Bill Diehl; 2. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 3. 40-Alex Robinson; 4. 17H-Tim Hahn; 5. 24-Justin Cunningham; 6. 6-Sean Dawson; 7. 69-Cole Hahn; 8. 11R-Scott Musselman; 9. 94D-Alex Schmeidel (DNF); 10. 51-Travis McClelland (DNS)
Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps) - 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 3. 3M-Chris McKinney; 4. 26-Shaun Abney; 5. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 6. 25-Eric Hurst; 7. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 8. 56-Zach Baxter; 9. 19L-John Robinson (DNF); 10. 27-Logan Carbaugh (DNF)
Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps) - 1. 74-Brian Racine; 2. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 3. 13-Joe Ryan Osborne; 4. 41-Chuck Dell; 5. 93-Brent Marquis; 6. 2-Scott Smith; 7. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 8. 19R-Roy Denike; 9. 1G-Shawn Groft; 10. 77-Quinn Trimmer
Legends Heat Four Finish (8 laps) - 1. 18-Chris Transeau; 2. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 3. 19-Travis Perry; 4. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 5. 5C-Josh Schrum; 6. 8-Austin Bellamare; 7. 9-Rick Hartwig (DNF); 8. 7R-Rob Rudisill (DNF); 9. 2G-Troy Groft (DNF)
Legends Consy One (8 laps) 1. 51-Travis McClelland; 2. 25-Eric Hurst; 3. 6-Sean Dawson; 4. 69-Cole Hahn; 5. 19L-John Robinson; 6. 11R-Scott Musselman; 7. 85-Michael Goldsmith; 8. 56-Zach Baxter; 9. 94D-Alex Schmeidel (DNS); 10. 27-Logan Carbaugh (DNS)
Legends Consy Two (8 laps) 1. 19R-Roy Denike; 2. 1G-Shawn Groft; 3. 9-Rick Hartwig; 4. 2-Scott Smith (DNF); 5. 8-Austin Bellamare (DNF); 6. 75-Chandler Pagnotta (DNF); 7. 77-Quinn Trimmer (DNF); 8. 7R-Rob Rudisill (DNS); 9. 2G-Troy Groft (DNS)
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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Port Royal Speedway Returns to Saturday Racing Following Successful Sunday Opener
By- Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway
PORT ROYAL, Pa- Following a rare Sunday opener that saw one of the largest crowds in the history of the track take to the stands, Port Royal Speedway returns Saturday with the reappearance of the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Cars and the River Valley Builders Super Late Models.
Gates open at 1:00 pm with racing set to begin at 4:00 pm. This earlier start time will be in effect for all Saturday racing in the month of March as we attempt to navigate potential cold weather.
Due to the outpouring of fan support and high car count (46 Sprint Cars and 27 Late Models), the promotion team has decided to up this weekend’s winner’s share to $4000 for the Sprint Cars and $2500 for the Super Late Models.
This will be of no effect on ticket prices as the fans will still be treated to a general admission price of $17 for adults and $10 for students (13-18). As customary children 12 and under will be FREE and pit admission is $30.
California invader Cory Eliason added his name to the record books last weekend by picking up the 78th Annual Opener and the $5000 prize that came with the checkered flag. While he is set to head out west and won’t be able to go back-to-back, several invaders are expected to stick around to compliment the Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car regulars looking to break into the victory column for the 2020 race season.
Current point standings have Eliason at the point over Brent Marks, Logan Wagner, Lance Dewease and Anthony Macri. Once again, Valley Supply, Inc. will offer a $200 Hard Charger award for the 410 Sprint cars and they will continue to do so throughout the entirety of the 2020 racing season.
In River Valley Super Late model action, it was Winchester, Va. native Trevor Feathers picking up his first career victory at the Juniata County oval. Feathers went wire-to-wire for 25 laps to best Dan Stone, Jason Covert, Andy Haus and Ross Robinson.
A similar car is expected for the Late Models and you can expect the who’s-who of the division to be in attendance to try and collect on the increased winnings.
As of right now, the tunnel and infield are still temporarily closed. However, employees have been vigorously working throughout the week to put the final touches on the offseason improvements with a goal in mind of opening them as soon as possible. Safety and appearance remain a priority for all our fans and drivers.
Similar to last week, we will continue to update the fans on any possible changes via our various social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and website www.portroyalspeedway.com. So, stay on the lookout for potential openings/changes.
After a successful debut that was a big hit with the fans, Hungry Run Wine Cellars will also return to the Speedway this weekend at the log cabin under the front stretch grandstands. They will again be offering wine and wine slushies at an affordable price. Pricing and flavors/options will be listed day of at their stand.
Children 12 and Under - FREE
Gates open at 1:00 pm
Racing at 4:00 pm
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The Super DIRTcar Series Makes Its First-Ever Stop at Thunder Mountain Speedway in 2020
|Joe Grabianowski photo|
CENTER LISLE, NY – 2020 marks a new era at Thunder Mountain Speedway. The Center Lisle, NY dirt oval will host Hoosier Racing Tire Weekly Championship DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds in the upcoming season. The Super DIRTcar Series makes a historic first-time visit to the speedway as well on Tuesday, August 4.
Drivers and fans alike are excited about the addition of DIRTcar support in 2020. The numbers of DIRTcar 358 Modifieds have grown in recent years. The high level of competition in the 358s prepares our drivers for the jump to DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds.
Meanwhile, there are more DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds in the Northeast than virtually any other race car. With the enhanced support from Hoosier Racing Tire, the division is sure to take off at Thunder Mountain.
For the first time in history, the Super DIRTcar Series will bring the noise to Thunder Mountain Speedway on Tuesday, August 4. The visit from the premier Big Block Modified tour in the Northeast is highly anticipated and will pay the winner of the 100 lap event a cool $7,500.
Thunder Mountain is already embracing the benefits of using the DIRTcar rulebook as they join 26 other race tracks in the Northeast and Canada under the DIRTcar banner. Utica-Rome Speedway and Thunder Mountain have announced a mini-series between the two tracks with calculated points for 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, and street stocks called the Back Roads Battle Series.
Joining the two DIRTcar divisions are Thunder Mountain’s own modifieds, budget sportsman, street stocks, factory stocks and 600cc modifieds making for an action-packed event each Saturday night.
Other highlights on the schedule include the Empire Super Sprints on Saturday, May 16, The Mike Colsten “Mr. Ford Power” Memorial 51 lap Modified event paying $5,100-to-win, Randy Decker 50 Lap Street Stock Shootout on Saturday, September 12, and the Versus Monster Trucks Show featuring the Monstah Lobstah Crushstation September 26 and 27. The multi-use facility also hosts a concert by Kolby Oakley on Friday, July 17 and so much more.
Make a day of your visit to Thunder Mountain Speedway. Greenwood Park has been called “beautiful, scenic, and serene” featuring year-round outdoor fun and would make a perfect stop with the family on the way to the track.
For those of a discerning taste in libations, be sure to visit French Distillers & Alchemists which they describe as “an artisanal distillery dedicated to making hand-crafted whiskeys in small batches using only locally grown grains including corn, rye, wheat, and malted barley.”
Thunder Mountian is also a stone’s throw away from the picturesque city of Binghamton, New York.
Be sure to follow Thunder Mountain Speedway on social media on Facebook and Twitter. The future is bright for racing in Center Lisle, NY we want DIRTcar fans and drivers to be a part of it.
PHOTO: Jeremy Smith plans to run the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds at Thunder Mountain in 2020. He’ll be a major threat against the Super DIRTcar Series regulars come August.
Thunder Mountain Speedway 2020 Race Schedule
Saturday, April 18 – Open Practice 1 pm
Saturday, April 25 – Season Opener: Modified $1,992-to-win, full program except for open practice and $500 Dash for DIRTcar 358 Modified (Series race at Fulton Speedway)
Saturday, May 2 – Full Program plus CRSA Sprints
Saturday, May 9 – Full Program
Saturday, May 16 – Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints, Mod, DIRTcar Sportsman Modified, Wheeler Excavating SS, 600cc Mod, – No Rookie Sports, No 358 Mod
Saturday, May 23 – DIRTcar 358 Modified, DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, Wheeler Excavating Street Stock, Rookie Sports, Pop’s Automotive Factory Stock, 600cc Modified, MODIFIEDS Open Practice/$500 Dash
Sunday, May 24 – Lightning on the Mountain STSS Modified $5,000 to win, plus STSS Crate 602 Sportsman $1,250, Wheeler Excavating Street Stocks
Saturday, May 30 – Full Program
Saturday, June 6 – Full Program
Tuesday – June 9 – Mike Colsten “Mr. Ford Power” Memorial Race – $5,100 to win 51 Lap Modified, Crate Sportsman, 600cc Modified (rain date Wednesday, June 10)
Saturday, June 13 – Fan Appreciation
Saturday, June 20 – Full Program plus CRSA Sprints
Saturday, June 27 – Full Program
Sunday, June 28 – Horsepower Horse Pull – 2 Weight Classes
Saturday, July 4 – Red, White & Blue Special $1,776 to win Mod. plus Full Program & FIREWORKS!
Saturday, July 11 – Full Program – Kids Bike Race
Friday, July 17 – “I’m Here Drive-In Concert” featuring Kolby Oakley
Saturday, July 18 – Full Program
Saturday, July 25 – Full Program plus Dirt Nostalgia Tour
August 1 – OFF for Broome County Fair
Tuesday, August 4 – Super DIRTcar Series Big Blocks, DIRTcar 602 Crate Sportsman, 600cc Modified
Saturday, August 8 – Full Program
Saturday, August 15 – Full Program – Kids Power Wheels Race August 22 – Full Program
Saturday, August 29 – Full Program
Saturday, September 5 – Championship Night – Final Points Night
Sunday, September 6 – Wade Decker Memorial Race – Mod., Street Stock, DIRTcar Sportsman Modified, 600cc Mod
Saturday, September 12 – Randy Decker 50 Lap Street Stock Shootout, Modified, 600cc Modified (Rain date Sun. 9/13)
Saturday & Sunday, September 26 & 27 – Versus Monster Trucks Show featuring the Monstah Lobstah Crushstation
Schedule subject to change without notice
Gates open at 4 pm, Hot laps at 6:20 pm and Racing at 7 pm
A full program consists of Modifieds, DIRTcar 358 Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman Modified, Rookie/Budget Sportsman, Wheeler Excavating Street Stocks, Pop’s Automotive Factory Stocks, 600cc Modified unless noted
Outlaws Go 3-WIDE for Hawkeye 100 at Boone Tickets, camping on sale for $30,000 prize at historic Iowa venue
BOONE, IA – March 10, 2020 – The “Hawkeye 100” at Boone Speedway is the newest and one of the biggest events this year in dirt track racing. Champions and legends like Brandon Sheppard, Scott Bloomquist, Darrell Lanigan, Chris Madden and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will battle May 1-2 at historic Boone for $30,000-to-win, with tickets and camping on sale now.
This new two-day extravaganza includes 3 preliminary “Triple Hawk” $2,500-to-win features on Friday with the 100-lap Hawkeye 100, $30,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start main event on Saturday. Plus, in a nod to the tradition of Boone’s most legendary event, the Hawkeye 100 will include an unprecedented three-wide start to Saturday night’s Feature.
The starting field for the Hawkeye 100 finale on Saturday night will line up three-abreast and take the green flag side-by-side-by-side for the first time in World of Outlaws history.
Hawkeye 100 co-promoter Cody Sommer has been working hard with track and Series officials to create this unique event at Iowa’s Action Track, and he couldn’t be more proud to be associated with everyone involved.
“To have the opportunity to be involved at an event at Boone in any fashion is a privilege and an honor,” Sommer said. “Boone has such great history, very well known for the raciness, the track prep and the facility. Boone has never seen anything like this and the World of Outlaws have never started 3-wide. The atmosphere and energy before that green flag is going to be through the roof.”
“We have been overwhelmed with the number of calls for tickets and camping,” he added.
In addition to the Super Late Models, officials have partnered with Marshalltown Speedway to provide a three-day IMCA Modified romp tallying over $30,000 in prize money, with a $1,000-to-win feature at Marshalltown on Thursday, April 30, a pair of Twin Hawk $1,000-to-win features at Boone on Friday and the $3,000-to-win “Hawkeye 30” on Saturday May 2nd. IMCA Sport Mods and IMCA Stock Cars will feature at Marshalltown Thursday, with Sport Mods running Friday at Boone and Stock Cars rounding out the lineup on Saturday.
Tickets and reserved camping spaces for the inaugural Hawkeye 100 are on sale now in the links below and raceboone.com, or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX.
Both single-day and two-day packages in reserved and general admission sections are available, as well as VIP frontstretch seating.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
ICONIC WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY SPRINTS NOW ON DIRTVISION
Home of the PA Posse to be broadcast Nationally in 2020
DIRTVision, world leader in dirt track live streaming, and storied Pennsylvania venue Williams Grove Speedway announced today a broadcast partnership establishing DIRTVision as the exclusive broadcast platform for Williams Grove Speedway’s full regular-season schedule of events headlined by the 410 Sprint division.
“Williams Grove Speedway stands amongst a small group of tracks with weekly programs know around the world,” said Brian Dunlap, Director of Broadcast for DIRTVision. “The caliber of 410 Sprint teams and drivers racing weekly at Williams Grove is second to none. While our fans love watching the Posse take on the Outlaws, we can’t wait for ‘Showtime’ in the words of track announcer Bruce Ellis as he calls the regular season championship at the famed half-mile.”
DIRTVision was already set to broadcast six World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car events and one World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model event from Williams Grove in 2020 and will now carry every regular-season 410 Sprint race, in addition to five scheduled Super Late Model race.
“Williams Grove Speedway has always been one of the top weekly Sprint tracks in the country, and DIRTVision is the industry leader,” said Kathy Hughes, owner of Williams Grove Speedway. “The opportunity to have our weekly program on the same platform as the World of Outlaws gives fans across the country the chance to get to know our drivers better and makes it easier for our fans to follow the Outlaw guys, that should make for even more excitement when they run head to head.”
DIRTVision will kick off the 2020 Williams Grove Speedway season on Sunday, March 15th with the Hoosier Racing Tires ‘Opening Day’ scheduled to start at 2pm ET. Be sure to keep up with @WilliamsGrove and @dirtvision for the latest news. Pricing will be released before the season kickoff.
Attica Raceway Park now on DIRTVision DIRTVision to broadcast 'Ohio’s Finest' weekly events in 2020
CONCORD, NC – March 9, 2020 – DIRTVision and Attica Raceway Park announced today a broadcast partnership establishing DIRTVision as the exclusive broadcast platform for Attica Raceway Park’s full regular-season schedule of events headlined by the Attica Fremont Championship Series (AFCS) 410 Sprint Cars and high-powered DIRTcar Late Models.
"We have established DIRTVision as the world leader in dirt track streaming," said Brian Dunlap, Director of Broadcast for DIRTVision. "Adding Attica Raceway Park, the ‘finest’ weekly dirt track in the great state of Ohio, provides our fans a chance to ‘clap their hands and stomp their feet…’ at the command of track announcer Brian Liskai while watching even more 410 Sprint and Late Model action."
DIRTVision has broadcast a number of events from Attica Raceway Park, including the popular Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car tour, and has always been impressed with the quality of the racing, facility and staff.
“The investments that John Bores and our local community have made at Attica Raceway Park have put us in a position to be able to showcase our facility, track and partners on a big stage,” said Attica Director of Race Operations Rex LeJeune. “I think all of us at the track follow DIRTVision, and we consider it an honor to have our regular season featured on the network.”
DIRTVision will kick off the 2020 Attica Raceway Park schedule on Friday, March 20 with the Construction Equipment & Supply / Bucyrus Road Materials Season Opener featuring 410 Sprints, DIRTcar Late Models and 305 Sprints. Be sure to keep up with @atticaracewyprk and @dirtvision for the latest news. Pricing will be released before the season kickoff.
DIRTVision® is your premier dirt racing broadcast provider. From LIVE race coverage to historical races, it's your one-stop-shop for exclusive video and audio coverage of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, Knoxville Raceway, Attica Raceway Park and the many divisions of DIRTcar Racing. Follow DIRTVision on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Selinsgrove Speedway Season Seats Now On Sale
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Selinsgrove, Pa. –Season seats for all Selinsgrove Speedway events are now on sale on a first-come, first-serve basis, via the speedway office and by US Mail.
Seats may be purchased for the season in the wooden, covered grandstand, on the bleachers and on the lawn chair terrace.
Grandstand season seats are priced at $40 each while all reserved seating within the bleachers and lawn chair terrace areas are priced at $35 each. Seats are good for all 2020 one-half mile oval races.
Seats may be purchased in person at the speedway office on race days or by US Mail.
To order by mail, send check or money order, along with desired seat rows and numbers indicated, a self addressed stamped envelope and a contact phone number to: Selinsgrove Speedway, PO Box 275, Selinsgrove, PA 17870.
Please make checks or money orders payable to: Selinsgrove Speedway.
An effort will be made to accommodate all orders with like or similar seats if requested seats are not available.
A complete layout of the speedway grandstand, bleacher and lawn chair seating areas can be viewed on the “Admission” page of the speedway website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.
Reserved seating areas are indicated in orange within the seating diagrams.
Seats are currently available in Grandstand Sections B, C, D and E as well as in limited quantities within the top two rows of the bleacher areas.
For a complete 2020 schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit the speedway’s official website at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter and Facebook.
The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.
AT A GLANCE: Florida Winners Look To Ride Momentum To Texas Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet and Logan Schuchart already off to strong start in 2020
|Paul Arch photo|
Now they’ll try to ride that momentum into the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Texas doubleheader on Friday, March 13, at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX and on Saturday, March 14, at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, TX.
“I love Cotton Bowl Speedway,” Sweet said. “It’s a 3/8 (mile track), exciting, high banked, tight corners. I was able to win there a couple of years ago with a last lap pass. Always ran good there. Looking forward to getting back there for sure.”
The reigning champion has picked up where he left of in 2019 as the current point leader – earning three podium finishes in a row at the season opening DIRTcar Nationals, including his 51st career win. Those results also earned him his second Big Gator championship.
Cotton Bowl Speedway could be another successful stop for the Grass Valley, CA driver in his pursuit for back-to-back championships. He won the Series’ first race at the speedway in 2016 and finished second at the second race in 2018 – won by David Gravel.
Sweet attributes his success at the speedway to its similarities to California tracks.
“Cotton Bowl reminds me of tracks back home, especially Tulare (Thunderbowl Raceway), which I grew up racing a lot at Tulare” Sweet said. “Lots of slide jobs. Good grippy racetrack. It should be a lot of fun. I think no matter where we go nowadays, we tend to put on a pretty good show. "
Sweet will be making his 600th career World of Outlaws start at Cotton Bowl Speedway.
Schatz will be going for his first win at Cotton Bowl Speedway and second at LoneStar Speedway. The 10-time Series champion won the first World of Outlaws race at LoneStar in 2017. He is also currently the only full-time Series driver to have a win at the 3/8-mile track.
“It’s a fun place, I’ve always enjoyed going” Schatz said about LoneStar Speedway. “Anytime you get to go to the great state of Texas it always has a different vibe in the air. LoneStar is one of them places that has changed over the years. They’ve done a lot of great things to improve it and it’s awful fast and races really well. We’ve had great success there and naturally anybody looks forward to that one when you go to a racetrack you’ve had success at.”
Schatz won the first race of the 2020 season, his 295th career World of Outlaws victory. He brought Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing its 300th career World of Outlaws win last year and now he’s on the path to hitting that milestone himself.
Schuchart has yet to finish inside the top-five at either track, but his performance in Florida demonstrated that his previous statistics hold little weight.
Before this year, Schuchart had never finished inside the top-five at Volusia Speedway Park or led a lap at the track. He left Florida this year with one win, three top-five finishes and 50 laps led.
The Shark Racing driver found his stride last year, winning eight races – doubling his total career wins. With his win in Florida, Schuchart goes into the Texas doubleheader two-points behind Sweet.
“You want to keep the momentum rolling,” Schuchart said. “We’ve had a good start to the season, so far. I’m looking forward to Texas. Hopefully we can keep our momentum rolling, stay consistent, stay on the podium and knock out a few wins.”
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
WHEN & WHERE
Friday, March 13, at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX. Get tickets and more information.
Saturday, March 14, at LoneStar Speedway in Kilgore, TX, for the East Texas Lone Star Shootout. Get tickets and more information.
ABOUT THE TRACK
Cotton Bowl Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile track. The track record is 13.517 sec. set by Danny Lasoski on Feb. 26, 2016.
Online – CottonBowlSpeedway.com
Phone – (512) 507-1486
LoneStar Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile track. The track record is 13.059 sec. set by Danny Lasoski on April 4, 2002.
Online – LoneStarSpeedway.com
Phone – (903) 986-9731
Tickets can be purchased by going to WorldofOutlaws.com/tix.
3/8-MILE WINNERS IN 2019
There were 13 races on a 3/8-mile track in 2019.
Stockton Dirt Track: Logan Schuchart won on March 16 and Sept. 13
Keller Auto Speedway: David Gravel won on March 29
USA Raceway: Brad Sweet won on April 5
Lincoln Speedway: Lance Dewease won on May 15
Lawrenceburg Speedway: Kyle Larson won on May 27
Granite City Speedway: Brad Sweet won on June 8
Cedar Lake Speedway: Sheldon Haudenschild and Brad Sweet won on July 6
Hartford Speedway: David Gravel won on July 12
Big Sky Speedway: David Gravel won on Aug. 24
Grays Harbor Raceway: Daryn Pittman won on Sept. 2
Dodge City Raceway Park: Donny Schatz on Sept. 20 and Brad Sweet on Sept. 21
COTTON BOWL SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2018 – David Gravel on April 26
2016 – Brad Sweet on Feb. 26
LONESTAR SPEEDWAY PREVIOUS WINNERS
2017 – Donny Schatz on March 3
2010 – Craig Dollansky on March 12
2009 – Joey Saldana on April 10 and Oct. 24
2004 – Steve Kinser on March 12
2003 – Steve Kinser on Oct. 24
1986 – Sammy Swindell on March 14 and June 14
1984 – Sammy Swindell on May 5, Sammy Swindell on May 5 (March 10 makeup), Sammy Swindell on June 19
ON THE INTERNET
World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
Twitter – Twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws – @WorldofOutlaws
Instagram – Instagram.com/WoOSprint – @woosprint
Facebook – Facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws
YouTube – YouTube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – Dirtvision.com – Get your Fast Pass to watch all races LIVE for only $39/month
Twitter – Twitter.com/DIRTVision – @DIRTVision
Facebook – Facebook.com/WatchDIRTVision
Follow World of Outlaws full-time drivers on Twitter:
Brad Sweet – @BradSweet49
Carson Macedo – @carson_macedo
Daryn Pittman – @darynpittman
David Gravel – @DavidGravel
Donny Schatz – @donnyschatz
Jacob Allen – @JacobAllen1A
Jason Sides – @SidesMotorsport
Kraig Kinser – @KraigKinser11k
Logan Schuchart – @Lschuchart1s
Mason Daniel – @MasonDRacing
Sheldon Haudenschild – @Haudenschild_17
Wayne Johnson – @wjr77x
AROUND THE TURN: The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series on Saturday, March 21, will return to USA Raceway in Tucson, AZ, for the Wildcat Shootout. Get tickets and more information. And then on Sunday, March 22, the Series will return to Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley, AZ, for the Arizona Desert Shootout. Get tickets and more information.
There have been three World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature events this season.
FEATURE WINNERS (3 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
DRYDENE HEAT RACE WINNERS (10 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 3
2 – Kerry Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo, Ind. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
– Cory Eliason, Visalia, Calif. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
– Shane Stewart, Bixby, Okla. – 1
DIRTVISION FAST PASS DASH WINNERS (3 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 1
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINNERS (3 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Wins
1 – Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1
– Jacob Allen, Hanover, Pa. – 1
–Kyle Larson, Elk Grove, Calif. – 1
PODIUM FINISHES (5 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of podiums
1 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 3
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 2
– Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 2
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– James McFadden, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia – 1
HARD CHARGER AWARD (2 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards
1 – Sheldon Haudenschild, Wooster, Ohio – 2
2 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 1
TOTAL LAPS LED (5 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – Laps
1 – Logan Schuchart, Hanover, Pa. – 50
2 – Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 23
3 – Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 9
4 – Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Australia – 7
5 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
QUALIFYING QUICK TIME (2 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – QTs
1 – David Gravel, Watertown, Conn. – 2
2 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
FASTEST IN PRACTICE (3 different drivers)
Rank – Driver, Hometown – # of times fastest
1 – Daryn Pittman, Owasso, Okla. – 1
– Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D. – 1
– Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1
2019 World of Outlaws Schedule & Winners
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Friday, Feb. 7 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Donny Schatz (1)
2. Saturday, Feb. 8 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Brad Sweet (1)
3. Sunday, Feb. 9 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Logan Schuchart (1)
Eliason and Feathers Pick Up Opening Day Victories in Front of Record-Breaking Crowd
|Cory Eliason battles TJ Stutts during the feature on his way to his first career win at Port Royal Speedway|
Ashlee Book photo
PORT ROYAL, Pa- Entering the 78th Annual Port Royal Speedway Opening Day presented by Packer’s Concessions racing activities, it had been 12 years since a driver (Todd Shaffer) claimed the opening day Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory and went on to capture the season engine championship title.
With 46 drivers signed in to compete under sunny Juniata County skies and temperature’s reaching nearly 60 degrees for a 2pm start time, many had their eyes on breaking that streak.
However, California native and Ollies Bargain Outlet’s All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 regular Cory Eliason, made sure that the streak would go to 13 as he led 24 laps to pick up his first ever victory at ‘The Speed Palace’ in front of a record breaking crowd for Opening Day.
“We’re headed out west here next week so I think you can count us out of the championship chase,” smiled Eliason. “But I love this place and I’m really happy to get a win here on Opening Day. We’ll be here as much as the schedule permits this season.”
Liverpool, Pa. native TJ Stutts and Eliason led the field of 26 cars to the green flag with Eliason taking the lead with a slide-job in the opening turn. Stutts repaid the favor in turn’s three and four to slide back under Eliason to lead the first feature lap of the 2020 race season.
However, Eliason wasn’t about to sit and wait as he once again pulled a slide job in turn one and exited turn two with what would ultimately be the race winning pass.
“He drove back by us on the bottom, so I had to slide him again down here and I think we got together maybe a little bit,” said Eliason. “But I had to go for it. It was time to get moving. You have to be out front to control the pace.”
Eliason quickly stretched his lead to nearly 1.2 seconds over Stutts and weekend invader Brent Marks the first five laps, while Danny Dietrich (10th to sixth) and Logan Wagner (ninth to seventh) were moving forward through the field.
All momentum was halted the following circuit when Tyler Reeser and Cale Thomas got together in turn one to bring out the first caution. Both drivers would fail to re-join the field and be done for the night.
On the restart, Eliason once again sped out to a large lead while Marks slid under Stutts in turn 1 to take the second position. Stutts pulled back under Marks down the backstretch to move back into second.
The following lap would spell trouble for Dietrich as he made contact with 14th-place starter Brock Zearfoss in turn three, sending both cars into the outside guardrail to bring out the second caution of the event. Dietrich would tag onto the tail of the field, but Zearfoss would end his night with front end damage.
When green flag action returned, Eliason once again jumped out to a commanding lead as Stutts, Marks, Anthony Macri and Wagner all jockeyed for position behind him. Meanwhile, 16th-place starter Lance Dewease entered the top-10 on lap seven and moved into eighth the following circuit.
By lap 12, Eliason had closed in on the back end of the field and was working lap traffic with a 1.5 second advantage over Stutts at the halfway mark. Capitalizing on a failed attempt by Macri to pass Marks for third, Wagner moved into the fourth position on lap 15, while Dewease advanced to seventh the same lap.
Stutts had one chance to take back the lead on lap 17 when Eliason struggled with a lap car in turn’s three and four and he closed to the tail of the leader. However, he couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity and found himself with Marks in heavy pursuit of second.
Stutts, who closed out the 2019 race season with a win at the speedway, attempt to make it two in a row ended four laps later as he slowed on the front stretch with engine troubles and one lap later the final caution of the feature would fall as 21st place starter Ryan Smith came to a stop in turn three.
The final restart proved to be beneficial to Eliason as he got a great restart, virtually eliminating any hopeful charge by Marks, who inherited the second spot when Stutts dropped out. Eliason would ultimately take the checkered flag by a 1.097 margin over Marks, Wagner, Dewease and Macri. He earned $5000 for his efforts.
Freddie Rahmer, weekend invader Lynton Jeffrey, Blane Heimbach, Dylan Cisney and Jeff Miller rounded out the top-10.
“I’m glad we had that caution as it opened it back up for me to have clean air,” said Eliason. “I was able to make my lead big again and not really have to worry about getting slid or passed at any given time.
Marks noted that if the race had stayed green, he thought he might’ve been able to steal the win away in lapped traffic.
“If not for the late caution I think we might have had something for him,” said Marks, who is in his first season racing for CJB Motorsports. “He was making some mistakes and I was just kind of waiting there to pounce, but it didn’t work out that way and we’ll take second.
Dewease passed a total of 12 cars and was the race’s hard charger. Courtesy of the family and friends of Joey Pharo ($725) and Valley Supply Inc. ($200), he took home an additional $925 for the feat.
Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car Results- 1. Cory Eliason, 2. Brent Marks, 3. Logan Wagner, 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Anthony Macri, 6.Freddie Rahmer, 7. Lynton Jeffrey, 8.Blane Heimbach, 9.Dylan Cisney, 10.Jeff Miller, 11. Mike Wagner, 12. Alan Krimes, 13. Lucas Wolfe, 14.Danny Dietrich, 15.Kyle Reihardt, 16.A.J. Flick, 17. Chad Kemenah, 18.Paulie Colagiovanni, 19. Jeff Halligan, 20.TJ Stutts, 21.Ryan Smith, 22.Kyle Moody, 23.Tyler Bear, 24.Brock Zearfoss, 25. Cale Thomas, 26. Tyler Reeser
DNQ- Jared Esh, Gerard McIntyre, Zeb Wise, Kody Lehman, Joey Hershey, Brett Michalski, Steve Buckwalter, Mike Walter II, Justin Whittall, Rick Lafferty, George Hobaugh, RJ Jacobs, Landon Myers, Anthony Fiore, Billy Dietrich, Jonathon Jones, John Garvin, Tyler Walton, Zach Hampton, Ryan Taylor
Super Late Models
In River Valley Builders Super Lat Model competition, Winchester, Va. native Trevor Feathers capitalized on a front row starting spot to pick up his first career victory at the Port Royal Speedway. He bested Dan Stone by .796 seconds to claim the checkered flag and the $2500 prize.
“This place is just amazing, and I’m really pumped up to be standing in victory lane this early in the season,” said Feathers. “I thought we had them covered there late, but you never really know at this place and ultimately we did enough to win.”
Stone and Feathers led the field to the green flag with Stone getting the early advantage through turn’s one and two. Feathers pulled even with Stone down the backstretch to take the point entering turn three and pulled away to the flag stand to lead lap one.
Fourth-place starter Dillan Stake inched by Stone at the flagstand for second as well on the opening circuit. Over the next 12 laps, Feathers built up a near straightaway lead over Stake and Stone, while Jason Covert was advancing forward form the ninth starting spot and was running in sixth.
Feathers reached lapped traffic on lap 13 and four laps later Stone regained the second position, passing Stake for second on the bottom of the speedway in turn three. The following lap, Feather’s lead would be erased as seventh place Gene Knaub made contact with the lapped car of Larry Neiderer, bringing out the first caution of the feature.
The field returned to green flag action with Feathers at the point but would once again be slowed when four cars got together in turn three before a lap could be completed.
Over the remaining seven laps, Feathers would go unchallenged to claim his first career victory at the Juniata County oval over Stone, Covert, Andy Haus and Ross Robinson.
“This is a brand new car and we ran it six night’s down at East Bay before coming here, but it just fits me really well for what I like to do on the track,” said Feathers holding his son in victory lane. “This means a lot to me to have my son here with me and this track is simply amazing. We’ll be back as much as possible and try and get some more wins.”
Stone believed he might’ve had a chance if not for the late caution.
“I didn’t want to see that caution come out as we were running really good, but that’s the way things go sometimes,” said Stone. “I knew Trevor was going to be tough as he’s really good when the track is slick like this. It’s probably the best we’ve ever run with this car, so I think we’re in for a good season.”
Hayes Mattern, who started last on the field for the A-Main, passed 11 cars to finish 15th and claimed a $725 hard charger award courtesy of the family and friends of Joey Pharo.
Colton Flinner, Stake, 2019 Track Champion Dylan Yoder, Mike Lupfer and Roy Deese rounded out the top-10.
River Valley Builders Super Late Model Results- 1. Trevor Feathers, 2. Dan Stone, 3. Jason Covert, 4.Andy Haus, 5.Ross Robinson, 6. Colton Flinner, 7.Dillan Stake, 8.Dylan Yoder, 9.Mike Lupfer, 10. Roy Deese, 11. Gene Kanub, 12. Coleby Frye, 13.Trent Brenneman, 14.Tim Smith Jr., 15.Hayes Mattern, 16. Dave Brouse Jr., 17. Kyle Lear, 18. Scott Flickinger, 19. Chad Myers, 20. Dave Stamm, 21. Jeff Rine, 22. Gary Stuhler, 23. Larry Neiderer, 24. Nick Dickson, 25. Drake Troutman, 26. Kyle Kanpp
DNS- Chris Casner
Monday, March 09, 2020
2020 CHAMPION RACING OIL/HOSEHEADS.com CENTRAL PA SPRINT CARS with associate sponsors; Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Maxim Chassis, Capitol Renegade, Fast Tees, J&S Fabrication
The Champion Racing Oil/Hoseheads.com Central PA Sprint Cars have four races in the books already for the 2020 season. Danny Dietrich, Dylan Cisney and Brandon Rahmer won the first three shows at Lincoln Speedway. Brandon Rahmer's win came this past Saturday March 7th with his brother Freddie finishing third. On Sunday March 8th All Star invader Cory Eliason took the win over Brent Marks and Logan Wagner for opening day at Port Royal Speedway.
The Champion Racing Oil/Hoseheads.com Central PA Sprint Cars continue this weekend with three shows on the schedule. Lincoln Speedway & Port Royal Speedway both run Saturday March 14th with Williams Grove Speedway having opening day on Sunday March 15th.
2019 series champion Danny Dietrich leads the points over brothers Freddie and Brandon Rahmer.
Champion Racing Oil, Hoseheads.com, Maxim Chassis, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Capitol Renegade, Fast Tees 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, Smith Titanium, Indy Race Parts, King Racing Products, Rider Racing Engines, Racing Electronics, Red Robin, DMI Inc, Caskey Group & AL Driveline.
Without the above sponsors the point series payout would not be possible. Thank you to all of them.
CHAMPION RACING OIL/HOSEHEADS.com CENTRAL PA SPRINT CAR SERIES
Listing; Position, Car Number, Driver, Points, Series Wins
1. 48 Danny Dietrich 110 1
2. 51 Freddie Rahmer 99
3. 88 Brandon Rahmer 93 1
4. 5 Dylan Cisney 62 1
5. 26 Cory Eliason 60 1
6. 3z Brock Zearfoss 45
7. 39M Anthony Macri 40
8. 5 Brent Marks 35
8. 1s Logan Schuchart 35
10. 1 Logan Wagner 30
10. 8 Billy Dietrich 30
10. 21 Brian Montieth 30
10. 87 Alan Krimes 30
14. 2w Glenndon Forsythe 28
15. 24 Lucas Wolfe 26
16. 69K Lance Dewease 25
17. 07 Gerard McIntyre Jr 20
18. 83 Lynton Jeffrey 16
18. 72 Ryan Smith 16
18. 99M Kyle Moody 16
21. 12 Blane Heimbach 14
21. 73B Brett Michalski 14
21. 5E Tim Wagaman 14
24. 59 Jim Siegel 12
25. 91 Tony Fiore 10
25. 57J Jeff Miller 10
Williams Grove Season Opener Win List Full Of Standouts And Surprises 2020 Opener Is March 15
|Josie McIntyre photo|
And another chapter in Williams Grove lidlifter history is set to unfold this Sunday, March 15 at 2 pm when the 2020 season opener is spun off featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars.
Presented by Hoosier, gates for Opening Day 2020 will open at noon.
Courtesy of Hoosier Tires, Hoosier giveaways are slated for the season lidlifter for both fans and racers alike.
Adult general admission is set at $16 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10 while kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.
A host of prominent and some not so well known names dot the opening day win list at Williams Grove Speedway.
Hinnershitz, a AAA East champion in his career, claimed a total of three openers.
Other top names of the 1940s and 1950s that scored the Williams Grove opener included Ted Horn, Jimmy Bryan, Johnny Mackison Sr. and more.
On his way to immortality for fans of the 1960s and 1970s, Leroy Felty scored the opener twice in his career, in 1961 and 1966.
A Texan destined for greatness by the name of AJ Foyt took the victory in 1964.
Another man on his way to racing immortality, Jan Opperman hit the local scene for his first of three Williams Grove opening day wins in 1970.
Other popular winners of the 1960s and 1970s included Kenny Weld, Dick Tobias, Kramer Williamson, Smokey Snellbaker, Ray Tilley and Bobby Allen.
The duo of Lynn Paxton and Keith Kauffman struck for a total of five lidlifter wins in the decade of the 1980s while a virtual unknown in sprint cars, Kevin Collins, upended the field in 1983.
The 1990s dawned with Kenny Adams scoring a victory before Don Kreitz Jr. and Fred Rahmer each took a pair of opener wins.
Brian Paulus closed the decade with what was perhaps considered an upset win before a youngster from Enumclaw, Washington, began the 2000s with an undisputed upset, coming at the hands of a pre-Nascar Kasey Kahne.
Greg Hodnett would etch his name on the historical first race win list twice during the 2000s while familiar names like Lance Dewease, Crish Eash, Kreitz and Rahmer would return along with a popular win for underdog Mike Erdley of Elizabethville.
Rahmer and Hodnett continued winning into the 2010s while first time checkers have gone to Danny Dietrich and defending opener winner Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg, who has won the last two openers in a row.
And by far, the upset of the decade to date came at the hands of New Oxford’s Gerard McIntyre Jr. in 2014.
Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website located at www.williamsgrove.com or by following the track on Twitter and Facebook.
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