Monday, April 11, 2022

Clinton County Speedway Season Opener Slated for This Weekend


Mill Hall, PA – The Clinton County Speedway is gearing up to open is 34th season of weekly auto racing this coming Friday, April 15th.     

The RaceSaver Sprint Cars will be the featured event for the evening.  Several veteran drivers and a crop of rookies are expected to make the 3/8th mile oval their Friday Night speedway.  The IMCA RaceSaver sprint car events will be sanctioned by the Laurel Highlands RaceSaver Sprint Series, however several drivers from the PA Sprint Series and the Allegheny Sprint Series plan to attend. 

Two-time Clinton County Speedway track champion, Garett Bard from Wells Tannery, PA plans to return to defend his title.  Other drivers who plan to be in attendance are Jonestown’s Scott Lutz, Williamsport’s Tylor Cochran, Picture Rock’s Josh Beamer, Ken Duke of Winfield, Dale and Dakota Schweikart from Linden, Jeffrey Weaver from Lock Haven, Hollidaysburg’s Ryan Lynn and 2021 Rookie of the Year, Dustin Prettyleaf of Williamsport.

“This year, we are expected to have several rookie drivers moving up to the full size sprint cars,” says speedway promoter Jason McCahan. One of those drivers is Timmy Bitner from Beech Creek.  Bitner has competed in both the 270 and 600 micro sprints on a weekly basis with great success. Last season, the high-school student announced he would be competing in all three divisions in 2022.  Another high school student, Levi Brungard of Mill Hall is moving up from the 270 Micro Sprints into a full size sprint car. Brungard is a second generation driver to compete in a full size sprint at Clinton County.  

Another second generation driver, Hayden Walizer is expected to run a full season and be a competitive rookie.  Brother’s Erick Knopp of Danville and Kyle Knopp of Muncy are also making the move up from the 600 Micro Sprints ranks. 

In addition to the sprint cars, the Pro Stocks, 600 Micro Sprints, 270 Micro Sprints, and 4 Cylinders will be in competition as part of the five-division racing program.  All divisions will draw for heat race position and there will be a re-draw for the feature.  Gates will open at 5:00pm, with racing action getting underway at 7pm.

For the latest information about upcoming events, visit the speedway’s website or follow the speedway on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram..    

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