Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Few action shots from this past weekends racing action from Tony De Seta

Point Standings for Central PA

Williams Grove Speedway


1. Greg Hodnett - 1020
2. Danny Dietrich - 840
3. Cory Haas - 810
4. Lucas Wolf - 790
5. Brent Marks - 755
6. Aaron Ott - 690
7. Mark Smith - 685
8. Lance Dewease - 680
9. Brian Montieth - 660
10. Steve Buckwalter - 660


1. Adrian Shaffer - 300
2. Phil Walter - 270
3. Kevin Nouse - 250
4. Kody Lehman - 240
5. Bill Stine - 230
6. Doug Hammaker - 220
7. Rich Eichelberger - 210
8. Scott Fisher - 200
9. Brad McClelland - 190
10.Chandler Leiby - 180

Trail Way Speedway

1. Isaac Sneeringer - 177
2. Cody Fletcher -  147
3. Tyler Esh -  131
4. Wyatt Hinkle -  125
5. Zach Euculano - 125
6. JB Cunningham - 117
7. Randy Whisler -  116
8. David Hollbrock -113
9. Seth Kearchner -  57
10.Jeff Halligan -  51

Lincoln Speedway


1. Brian Montieth - 1995
2. Cory Haas -  1885
3. Alan Krimes -  1870
4. Kyle Moody 1820
5. Jim Seigel - 1775
6. Gerard McIntyer Jr. - 1725
7. Robert Kendell -  1705
8. Austin Hogue - 1695
9. Freddie Rahmer - 1645
10.Brandon Rahmer - 1640


1. Doug Hammaker - 1020
2. Jeff Rohrbaugh - 990
3. Todd Rittenhouse Jr. - 985
4. Chandler Leiby - 970
5. Matthew Campbell - 915
6. Adrian Shaffer -  905
7. Cody Fletcher - 890
8. Kyle Denmyer - 880
9. Matt Findley - 865
10.Tyler Esh - 845

Port Royal Speedway

1. Lucas Wolf - 1310
2. Aaron Ott - 1280
3. Mike Wagner - 1185
4. Davey Sammons - 1145
5. Greg Hodnett - 1140
6. Dylan Cisney - 1110
7. Ryan Taylor - 1090
8. Doug Esh - 1090
9. Dave Ely - 1065
10.Rick Lafferty - 1025

Selinsgrove Speedway

1. Mark Smith - 1000
2. Davie Frenek - 920
3. TJ Stutts - 850
4. Robbie Stillwagon - 800
5. Jason Shultz - 760
6. Larry Kelleher - 760
7. Cody Keller - 690
8. Eric Tomecek - 660
9. Derek Locke - 650
10.Michael Walter II -605


1. Greg Hodnett - 329
2. Danny Dietrich - 251
3. Brian Montieth -  247
4. Brent Marks - 225
5. Lucas Wolf - 198
6. Aaron Ott - 192
7. Cory Haas - 180
8. Lance Dewease - 157
9. Alan Krimes - 127
10.Austin Hogue - 125

Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade

 1. Doug Hammaker - 186
2. Isaac Sneeringer - 140
3. Adrian Shaffer -  128
4. Cody Fletcher - 120
5. Brad McClelland - 107
6. Kevin Nouse - 100
7. Chandler Leiby - 99
8. JB Cunningham - 95
9. Jeff Rohrbaugh - 91
10.Todd Rittenhouse Jr. - 87

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Central PA Racing Scene Weekend Warrior Point Standings

Hello and Welcome to the first ever posting of the Central PA Racing Scene Weekend Warrior point standings. Now before you go and get all riled up about the name let me explain....

I posted  something a month or so ago about a new type point standing that I was going to keep track of, giving a little credit to all the drivers in Central PA , not just the drivers who run every race and end up winning the Speedway Motors 410 series. Most drivers dont have a shot at winning that because most drivers only run 1 track a weekend. With that in mind, I decided to keep track of the 5 Central PA race tracks, Trail Way and Williams Grove on Friday night. Port Royal, Lincoln, and Selinsgrove on Saturday night, and using the top 10 finishers from these race tracks. 50 points for a win, 35 for 2nd just as the 410 series, with the added bonus of 5 points for heat wins. The kicker is the drivers only get points for their best finish for the weekend. So the Hoddnett's and Dietrich's cant run away with it, and the 358 and 360 drivers who only run once a weekend still have a shot at doing well. This is NOT a 410 series, Its a SPRINT CAR series, a series for every sprint car driver in Central PA.

With all that said here is the standings for the Central PA Racing Scene Weekend Warrior Point Standings.

1. Greg Hodnett - 220 Pts. (3 win)
2. Danny Dietrich - 197 Pts. (1 WIN)
3. Brian Montieth - 192 Pts. (2 win)
4. Mark Smith - 180 Pts. (2 win)
5. Brent Marks - 165 Pts.
6. Lucas Wolf - 156 Pts. (1 win)
7. Austin Hogue - 140 Pts.
8. Isaac Sneeringer - 135 Pts. (2 win)
9. Doug Hammaker - 133 Pts. (1 win)
10.Cory Haas - 124 Pts.
11.Adrian Shaffer - 123 Pts. (2 win)
12.Alan Krimes - 122 Pts.
13.Lance Dewease - 121 Pts. (1 win)
14.Aaron ott - 121 Pts. (1 win)
15.Kevin Nouse - 100 Pts.
16.Davie Frenek - 95 Pts. (1 win)
17.Cody Fletcher - 92 Pts.
18.JB Cunningham - 90 Pts.( 1 win)
19.Kyle Moody - 89 Pts.
20.Todd Rittenhouse Jr. - 87 Pts (1 win)
21.Freddie Rahmer - 87 Pts.
22.Jeff Rohrbaugh - 86 Pts.
23.Chandler Leiby - 84 Pts.
24.Adam Wilt - 80 Pts.
25.TJ Stutts - 80 Pts.
26.Jim Siegel - 75 Pts.
27.Steve Buckwalter - 71 Pts.
28.Stevie Smith - 66 Pts (1 win)
29.Robbie Kendall - 66 Pts.
30.Robbie Stillwagon - 63 Pts.
31.Cody Keller - 63 Pts.
32.Dave Blaney - 60 Pts
33.Tyler Esh - 60 Pts.
34.Zach Euculano - 60 Pts.
35.JJ Grasso - 55 Pts.
36.Jason Shultz - 54 Pts.
37.Rodney Westhafer - 50 Pts. (1 win)
38.Glenndon Forsythe  - 50 Pts (1 win)
39.Cody Darrah - 50 Pts (1 win)
40.Davie Sammons - 48 Pts.
41.Wyatt Hinkle - 48 Pts.
42.Randy Whisler - 48 Pts.
43.Bill Stine - 45 Pts.
44.Gerard McIntyre - 44 Pts.
45.Mike Wagner - 43 Pts.
46.Nate Snyder - 40 Pts.
47.Seth Kearchner - 40 Pts.
48.David Holbrock - 40 Pts.
49.Matt Campbell - 36 Pts
50.Dale Blaney - 35 Pts.
51.Chris Arnold - 35 Pts
52.Phil Walter - 35 Pts.
53.Doug Esh - 35 Pts.
54.Brad McClelland - 35 Pts.
55.Colby Womer - 34 Pts
56.Larry Kelleher - 33 Pts.
57.Derek Locke - 33 Pts.
58.Jeff Halligan - 30 Pts.
59.Logan Wagner - 30 Pts.
60.Ashley Cappetta - 30 Pts.
61.Kody Lehman - 30 Pts.
62.Ryan Smith - 30 Pts
63.Tyler Ross - 30 Pts
64.Mike Bittinger - 30 Pts
65.Dylan Cisney - 28 Pts.
66.Eric Tomecek - 26 Pts.
67.Chuck Hebing - 25 Pts.
68.Troy Betts - 25 Pts.
69.Shane Smith - 25 Pts
70.Dave Ely - 25 Pts.
71.Kyle Denmyer - 24 Pts.
72.Bill Dietrich - 23 Pts.
73.Michael Walter II - 20 Pts.
74.Pat Cannon - 20 Pts.
75.Scott Fisher - 19 Pts.
76.Rick Lefferty - 19 Pts.
77.Sheldon Haudenshild - 18 Pts.
78.Blane Heimbach - 17 Pts.
79.Rich Eichelberger - 16 Pts.
80.Ryan Taylor - 16 Pts.
81.Matt Findley - 16 Pts.
82.Curt Michael - 16 Pts.
83.John Braim - 14 Pts.
84.Niki Young - 14 Pts.
85.Nicole Bower - 14 Pts.
86.Steve Collins - 12 Pts
87.Daryle Stymling - 12 Pts.
88.Brad McClelland - 12 Pts.
89.Brock Zearfoss - 12 Pts.
90.Ryan Wilson - 10 Pts.
91.Ryan Kissinger - 10 Pts
92.Dalton Dietrich - 10 Pts
93.Cole Duncan - 10 Pts.
94.CJ Quirk - 10 Pts.
95.Chris Knopp - 5 Pts.
96.Todd Reed - 5 Pts
97.Don Krietz - 5 Pts.
98.Danny Holtgraver - 5 Pts.

As you can see 98 different drivers have scored a top 10 or a heat win in Central PA. Remember folks this is all for fun, and just a way for us to see how every driver in Central PA sprint car racing compares to each other on a weekly basis. How does Mark Smith in his 360 compare to Doug Hammaker in his 358 weekly at each of their race tracks. Who knows folks we can use this at the end of the season to crown the 2015 Central PA Racing Scene Driver of the year. Yeah I like the sound of that.....How bout al of you?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Central PA Racing Scene Power Rankings 4/28/15

Welcome folks to the first unofficial Power Rankings here on Central PA Racing Scene. I have attempted to put together a ranking of the top 10 410, 358 AND combined sprint car drivers in our area. Using nothing but stats as my guide I have listed who I feel are the top drivers.

410 Power Rankings....

1.Greg Hodnett -Kind of an easy choice for the top stop. Greg has the most wins in the area with 3 but also has 5 top 5s to match those 3 wins.
2.Danny Dietrich - 2 wins at 2 different tracks puts DD in 2nd place in the rankings.
3.Brian Montieth - 2 wins for "The Edge" and has the same identical stats as DD but both os his wins came in back to back weeks at Lincoln. Has been a little inconsistent so far in 2015.
4.Brent Marks - 7 top 5's is the most of any driver without a win. Almost had 1 at Williams Grove 2 weeks ago. Also has the most heat wins of any driver in 2015.
5.Aaron Ott - 1 win at Port Royal to go along with 4 top 5's and 3 top 10's
6.Lucas Wolf - 1 win at Port Royal Speedway. Only thing keeping him out of the 4th spot is 1 less top 10 the Ott.
7.Lance Dewease - 1 win at Lincoln Speedway, a tad bit inconsistent as he only has 1 top 5 but 5 top 10's.
8.Cory Haas - 3 top 5's and 6 top 10's for Cory. With stats like that a win is not far behind.
9.Alan Krimes - 4 top 5's and 2 top 10's
10.Austin Hogue - 4 top 5's and 1 top 10 for the 2014 National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year

358 Power Rankings....

 1.Isaac Sneeringer - 2 wins and 2 top 5's for the point leader at Trail Way Speedway.
2.Doug Hammaker - 1 win , 3 top 5's and 1 top 10 for the Central PA 358 Point Series Leader
3.Adrian Shaffer - 2 wins at 2 different tracks, both with last lap passes to win them.
4.Brad McClelland - 1 win at Susquehanna Speedway to go along with 3 top 10 finishes.
5.Cody Fletcher - 3 top 5's and 2 top 10's. Sitting a surprising 4th in the Central PA 358 Point Series.
6.Chandler Leiby - 2 top 5's and 2 top 10's for the youngster. Sits in 7th place in the 358 Series standings.
7.Todd Rittenhouse jr. - Winner opening night at Lincoln Speedway. 1 top 5 and 1 top 10 so far.
8.JB Cunningham - 1 win and a 2nd place finish at Trail Way Speedway in 2 starts.
9.Kevin Nouse - 3 top 5's in 3 starts for the 2013,2014 Williams Grove Speedway Champion.
10.Jeff Rohrbaugh - 2 top 5's and 1 top 10 for the former champion.

Combined Sprint Car Power Rankings....

1.Greg Hodnett
2.Danny Dietrich
3.Brian Montieth
4.Isaac Sneeringer
5.Mark Smith - Best 360 Driver but also has scored 2 top 5's and 2 top 10's in 410 action.
6.Brent Marks
7.Doug Hammaker
8.Adrian Shaffer
9.Aaron Ott
10.Lucas Wolf

There you are folks the 1st Central PA Racing Scene Power Rankings. I hope to update these every week and have them posted here on Tuesday Mornings. Let me know what you all think. Did I get them right? Am I way off with my thinking? Hit me up on Twitter  and share your feelings. Tomorrow I will be posting the Central PA Racing Scene Sprint Car Point Standings that I have been keeping track of, so check back and let me know what you all think. Till tomorrow have a great Tuesday.

©Bill McIntyre and Central PA Racing Scene 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Smith Comes From Mid Pack To Capture 360 Victory

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Mark Smith of Sunbury started Saturday night’s 25-lap 360 sprint car feature at Selinsgrove Speedway in the 10th position and made a late-race pass by Jason Shultz of Carlisle for his second win of the season at the Snyder County oval.

The $2,000 victory at the wheel of the Mach 1 Chassis house car was Smith’s 13th career at the track in 358-360 sprint car competition.

Dave Zona of Montrose held off a last-ditch effort by two-time winner Jeff Rine of Danville for his first win of the season in the 25-lap super late model feature.

Andrew Shoop of Mifflintown won his second race of the year in the 15-lap pro stock feature, while John Fowler Jr. of Montandon scored his first win of the season in the 12-lap roadrunner race.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 35th annual Jack Gunn Memorial for 360 sprint cars sanctioned by the United Racing Club at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 2. The 30-lap tribute race will pay $3,500 to win and will include time trials as part of the qualifying format. The super late models and pro stocks will also be on the racing card. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.

At the start of the sprint car feature, third-place starter Michael Walter got turned sideways in turn four and collected 16th-place starter Mallie Shuster. When the race restarted, original fourth-place starter Jason Shultz drove into the lead with seventh-place starter TJ Stutts in pursuit.

With five laps completed, Shultz and Stutts led second-place starter Derek Locke, polesitter Ryan Kissinger, and sixth-place starter Larry Kelleher in the top five spots. At the lap eight marker, 10th-place starter Mark Smith dueled with Stutts for the runner-up position. Smith eventually secured second on the 12th lap.

In the final laps of the race, Smith caught Shultz in traffic and made the winning pass using the inside lane in turn one on the 20th circuit. Smith stretched his lead as Stutts began to pressure Shultz for the runner-up position. At the checkered flag, Smith was victorious by a mere second over Stutts, Shultz, 15th-place starter Chuck Hebing, and 12th-place starter Davie Franek.

Polesitter Chad Hollenbeck powered into the lead at the start of the late model feature. Hollenbeck was trailed by second-place starter Meade Hahn for the first two laps before third-place starter Dave Zona took over the runner-up position.

Hollenbeck continued to lead the race until the sixth lap when Zona made the winning pass on the backstretch. At the halfway point, Zona was setting the pace in front of sixth-place starter Jim Yoder, ninth-place starter Matt Cochran, 12th-place starter Jeff Rine, and 14th-place starter Kyle Harder.

With nine laps to race, Rine advanced to second and began to reel in Zona in traffic. Dylan Yoder, who started 13th, horsepowered his way into the third spot with five laps remaining. On the final circuit, Zona took the high line around lapped traffic and edged out Rine by just .28 of a second for the victory. D. Yoder, Hardy, and Cochran completed the top five.
Polesitter Matt Hornberger led the first lap of the pro stock feature until fourth-place starter Andrew Shoop made the winning pass in turn two on the second circuit. On the sixth circuit, third-place starter AJ Stroup advanced to second and set his sights on the leader. Despite several caution flags, Shoop kept his racer out in front of the pack and posted a .67 of a second margin of victory over Stroup, Nathan Long, Matt Hornberger, and Kyle Bachman.

Front row starter Ricky Buss escaped injury when his roadrunner went into a series of barrel rolls on the backstretch at the start of the main event. When the race resumed, third-place starter John Fowler Jr. pulled into the lead and held off fifth-place starter and last week’s winner Bob Bussey by .24 of a second for the victory. Dustin Snook, Jeremy Kline, and Brandon Shultz completed the top five.

360 Sprint Cars – 20 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 1 Mark Smith  2) 23 TJ Stutts  3) 29 Jason Shultz  4) 45 Chuck Hebing  5) 28F Davie Franek  6) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon  7) 5G Curt Michael  8) 19 Colby Womer  9) 76 Larry Kelleher  10) 77 Derek Locke  11) 22 Troy Betts  12) 98 Joe Trenca  13) 39  Eric Parker  14) 3A Kevin Albert  15) 66 Ryan Kissinger  16) 29S Derek Steward   17) 33W Michael Walter II  18) 1W Eric Tomecek  19) 49S Mallie Shuster  20) 99K Cody Keller
Heat Winners:  Derek Locke, Cody Keller, Jason Shultz

Late Models – 27 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 99Z Dave Zona  2) 2J Jeff Rine  3) 24 Dylan Yoder  4) 99V Kyle Hardy  5) 16 Matt Cochran  6) 2 Steve Campbell  7) 27 Jim Yoder  8) 17 Nick Dickson  9) 3 Tim Wilson  10) 41 Chris Canser  11) 4D Chad Hollenbeck  12) 7M Meade Hahn  13) 26 Jerry Bard  14) 1F Coleby Frye  15) 28 Jason Smith  16) 88 Tony Adams  17) 11 Jason Schmidt  18) 10 Dave Stamm  19) 99 Steve Stitt  20) 88T Ernie Millon  21) M1 Mike Mort  22) 76 Andy Haus  23) 43A Gene Knaub  24) 61 Ken Trevitz
Heat Winners:  Meade Hahn, Dave Zona, Jeff Rine
Consolation Winner:   Allan Brannon

Pro Stocks – 12 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 8 Andrew Shoop  2) 26 AJ Stroup  3) Nate Long  4) 99 Kyle Bachman  5) 33 Curtis Lawton  6) 14 Dave Brouse Jr.  7) 4 Jim Payne 8) 89 John Schoch  9) 2 Adam Campbell  10) 6 Nate Herman  11) 55 John Troxell  12)   88 Matt Hornberger  
Heat Winners:  Adam Campbell, Andrew Shoop

Roadrunners – 9 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 02 John Fowler 2) 76 Bob Bussey  3) 15 Dustin Snook  4) 8K Jeremy Kline  5) 31B Brandon Shultz  6) F14 Ed Capper  7) 12 Tom Underwood  8) 7 Butch Shaffer  9) 22 Ricky Buss

My thoughts on the racing weekend gone by 4/26/15

What a difference a week makes folks. Welcome back to Central PA Racing Scene and another collection of my thoughts on the racing weekend gone by. This weekend brought winter back to Central PA, as the race teams and fans froze our butts off Friday and Saturday night. Last weekend we where enjoying almost 80 degree weather in shorts and t shirts, this week we where back in our heavy winter coats and gloves just trying to survive the wind. Wonder if we will even get a spring, or we all will wake up one morning and it will just be 95 degrees? Oh well lets get to the racing.....

Friday night saw Williams Grove Speedway host the "New" Tony Stewart All Star Circuit of Champions presented by some collage in Ohio. Ok first off, if you need to tell everyone who owns the series because you are hopping to bring more fans.....I'm not quite sure if it really helps, but its one hell of a marketing strategy, why not use his name, he's more then likely not going to be there but if some NASCAR fan who never goes to a local short track shows up thinking Tony will be there, I'm all for it. Just hope they come back the next week to see the racing action once again. I for one have never been a big fan of the All Stars, never got real excited when they came to the area, because I never saw them as competition for our local drivers, but I was looking forward to see how it would play out this weekend, hell up to Friday Afternoon I was trying to talk myself out of heading up to the Grove to check out the race. The group actually brought cars to our area ( yeah remember 3 the other season) and sounds like they put on a great show with some pretty damn good drivers. A really good mix of veterans like the Blaney  Brothers, Dale and Dave, Tim Shaffer and some new up and coming drivers like Parker Price Miller (who I had never heard of till a few weeks ago) so things are looking up for the All Stars. Your winner Friday night? Greg Hodnett.

I spent my Friday night taking in some Bullring action down at Trail Way Speedway. Was happy to finally make it back to my home track for the 1st time in 2015. Was looking forward to seeing if anyone had anything for the 19z of Issac Sneeringer who had won the first 2 races of the season. Got there a little early and after they finally got the track surface run in (over watered it a little bit, but I'll take that problem over blowing dust in hot laps ANY DAY) they ran a tight fast show, and got the fans out of that wind as fast as they could. Disappointed only 10 cars showed up to race, but it didnt really matter as we saw a major cat and mouse type race unfold. JB Cunningham back in action for the first time in two years started on the pole and BOLTED to what looked like an easy win. Hell at one point he had over a half track lead on the rest of the field. Sneeringer started dead last (which is a crock of #@!& if you ask me) but charged through the field until a caution waved with 9 laps to go. Cunningham had the lapped car of Zach Euculano between himself and second place Sneeringer and the fans hopping for a great race to the finish had their hopes dashed when Euculano ran 2nd place hard for a few laps letting Cunningham get away. Sneeringer had 1 last shot at the win, as he was chasing him down, but jumped the cushion coming to the white flag and he had no choice but to settle for 2nd place. All in all it was a good 25 laps other then that damn wind. Was cool seeing JB back in victory lane and even cooler seeing his car lettered up like Stevie Smith  circa early 2000's.

Saturday night saw The Bob Weikert Memorial up at Port Royal Speedway and Red Lion native Cody Darrah picked up the impressive win. Nothing better then some home cooking to get ya back on track and make you feel good again. Darrah picked up $15,000 for the win and an additional $3,900 in bonus lap money the "kid" picked himself up some nice coin for a nights work. The big news coming out of Port Saturday night is next season the Weikert Memorial will be moving to Memorial Day Weekend and will be a 2 day show. Looks like I just picked up another race for 2016 as I can finally make it up for this awesome race.

Lincoln Speedway hosted a sprint car double header with the 410's and 358 sprinters on the card almost everyone seemed to forget about this week. Had to laugh (and almost smack someone) when I got to the track because no sooner did I get out of my truck I overheard a fan saying " Don't know why we bothered coming tonight, ya know Montieth is going to kill everyone tonight since all the FAST cars are up at Port." Well goes to show how much they knew. "The Edge" was never a real factor in the outcome Saturday night as JJ Grasso picked up his 2nd career feature win. He was fast in open track, but twice was slowed by lapped cars which allowed Montieth, and former 358 driver Tyler Ross to close in on him. Ross looked outstanding holding off Brian for most of the race. In the closing laps it looked like they both might get a shot at the win but Grasso made a daring pass in lapped traffic splitting two lapped cars and then driving away for the win. Scary flip in the heats as Mike Bittinger pulled a massive wheelie coming out of turn 4 and looked to hop the RR of Shane Hoff which sent the Shark Motorsports 12 car into a series of end over end flips down most of the front stretch. Mike was shaken up and took a few minutes to clime from the destroyed car. Luckily Mike was ok but cant say that about the car...

The 358 feature was outstanding as John Braim, Chris Arnold, Adrian Shaffer, Chandler Leiby, and Kevin Nouse all ran balls to the wall in the 20 lap feature. Briam faded in the closing laps as Arnold looked to have the feature in the bag driving away from the pack, only to have Adrian Shaffer pull another one out of his hat and make it two wins with two last lap passes for the win. Watching it from turn 1 stands I looked at my friends and gave the throat slash to them saying it's over, no way he's getting him, and Shaffer got a great run going down the backstretch, and pulled the perfect slider for the win. That was far from the only highlights though ads Central 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade point leader Doug Hammaker made a steady climb through the field for a solid 4th place finish, and the "Old Man" Jeff Rohrbaugh charged through the field after getting to aggressive trying to pass rookie Cole Young in his heat race and starting in the rear of the feature. Jeff finished a respectable 7th.

One last thing from Lincoln Speedway Saturday night. Props to Fred Putney on the great racing surface this week. 8 sprint car heats, 2 consi's and 45 laps of sprint car features and the 358's still had an awesome track to race on. Cars running top and bottom for 20 laps.  Simply amazes me how good the racing in the 358 division has gotten since the 410's got away from the old "Drag" Hoosier tires. No more rubber down, choo choo , cat fishin tracks for the 358's, and the statistics back it up. Not as many first time winners anymore in the division since starting position does not mean as much.

Now I wanna ask everyone a quick question....Why is it we feel the need to have 30+ cars show up at a race track every night? Why is it if only 20 or say 24 cars show up at a race track it's such a big deal? Why does larger car counts constitute a better race? Yeah I know it's great to watch teams battle in the heat races and watch to see that 1 big driver who might not make the show,or I know the tracks love it because that's more money for them to continue to race the next week..... But I'm going to look at this from another angle so bear with me .....

Watching the racing action Friday and Saturday night this week, 1 thing struck me, and that's the money the race teams are and aren't making. Mike Gill had a conversation with me a few years ago about the low car counts and it really struck a cord with me, and has made me rethink what lower car counts truly mean. Here is his explanation....Lets say we get 40 cars in the pits on Saturday night, only 24 cars make the feature, that means 16 race teams just went home making no money for the week. Guess what if that happens to often then those race teams stop coming to the track because they can't afford to race any longer. The perfect night at the track is 24 cars because at the end of the night 24 race teams made some money and can make it back the next weekend to race again..... Now that my friends make a hell of a lot of CENTS does it not?

We all love seeing 40 plus cars in the 410 and 358 pit area, and some folks pine for the days when they had that many every week, but all those race teams means quite a few wont last to long in the sport. Yeah I know survival of the fastest, sucks to be them, if they where any good they could make the show, blah blah blah. How many times have we all (yes me included) sat in the stands and said so and so should just pack his stuff up and quit because they suck? Don't lie because a lot of us have said it at 1 time or another. Well guess what most of them have, but not because they sucked, it was because they didn't make any money and couldn't afford to keep going and get better. Watching 10 358's at Trail Way Friday night, then turning around and seeing 30+ at Lincoln made me wonder why the hell some of them don't try to run on Friday night and make some money? We watched 8 358's and 9 410's at Lincoln go home with nothing. Now keep doing that week after week and guess what? They wont be back to much longer. Every race team needs to make money to keep going I don't care how much money the car owner has. Mike Heffner needs to make money, and so does every low dollar team in the pits, and there are more low budget teams in the pits then there are big budget, even those who claim to be low budget.

So next time you  sit in the stand and say to yourself  "Where the hell are all the race teams at this week?" Think back a few weeks and see how many race teams didn't make any money and just couldn't justify going without again this week just to entertain all of us at the track. We dont need 40 cars to have a great show, 20 to 25 cars in the pits is perfect, because then each team makes something to help get them back next week.

 I wanna take a second here and thank Tony De Seta for allowing me to use his awesome photos here on Central PA Racing Scene. If you have a few minutes go check out his face book page Racing Photos by Tony De Seta and take a look at some of his pics from our local race tracks. Make sure to like his page on Face Book (he personally thanks each and every person who likes his page) and let him know how much you enjoy his outstanding work.

That's it for me this week. Thanks again for checking out the site and my thoughts on the racing action. Remember you can find all the racing stats for both the 410's and 358's from Central PA right here on the site, as I make sure to update them ASAP. Make sure to check back through the week as I will be posting the updated point standings from all our local race tracks, as well as pictures from Tony, and from time to time of the old days from the old racing programs. Hope everyone has a great time tonight at Path Valley for the Party at the Path , and we will see each other next weekend. Friday night Williams Grove is back in action with a 410/358 double header, Saturday night Lincoln Speedway host the Weldon Sterner Memorial for the 410's as well as the 358's, Port Royal has the Free Student Night/Youth Baseball & Softball Uniform Night with the 410's and Selinsgrove Speedway has the 35th annual Jack Gun Memorial for the 360 sprint cars with the URC co sanctioning the race. So where ever you choose to catch a race next weekend, hope the weather is warm, the action is hot, and the beer is cold. Have a great week folks, I'll see you all Friday night in the stands at Williams Grove Speedway.

Darrah Has Skills To Pay Bills For Whopping Weikert All Stars Port Royal Win!


Port Royal – Cody Darrah of Red Lion made a triumphant return to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday Night to claim nearly $20,000 in the 12th running of the prestigious All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial.

In an emotional victory lane ceremony, the former Kasey Kahne Racing driver credited Tony Stewart for the initiative he is putting into the All Stars as the clubs new owner while he also noting his appreciation of winning in front of a Pennsylvania crowd again, with his family all around him after spending several seasons touring across the nation.

The victory was the second of Darrah’s career at the track and it came after several tense moments during the 40-lap Weikert A Main.

In taking the checkers, Darrah became just the second All Star touring driver to claim a win at the historic oval over the Pennsylvania Posse drivers in a history that dates back to 1981.

The initial start of the feature event was called back when Danny Dietrich got sideways in the first corner as the green flag unfurled, making contact with pre-race favorite Greg Hodnett.

Dietrich, aboard a replica Weikert’s Livestock No. 29 sprinter, and defending event winner Hodnett were done for the nigh.

When action resumed, second starter Darrah and polesitter Brent Marks displayed awesome high-speed acrobatics as they repeatedly pulled slide jobs on one another to gain control over the first two laps.

Marks would lead the first lap at the line with Darrah going out front at the line with two circuits completed after a daring and dangerous run at Marks as the pair shot through the fourth turn that saw the two drive toward the outside wall as they raced inches apart, both refusing to surrender the position. 

Marks went back at Darrah in the first corner after crossing the line and swooped low to try a pass only to have Sheldon Haudenschild instead capitalize and motor by into second.

The front runners entered the backmarkers on the seventh loop and that’s when Marks reclaimed second with a big turn two slide job on Haudenschild that saw Sheldon give Marks a sender as the Myerstown driver slid up in front to take the line away.

From there Marks began trying to keep pace with Darrah as the leader continued to pile up lap money at the clip of $100 per lap.

During a caution for a stopped Steve Buckwalter on the 16th lap the race went red for a fuel stop and when action returned Marks took a shot at Darrah deep in the first turn.

But Darrah ran his momentum through the turns to pull back around Marks as the duo raced onto the backstretch before again entering traffic with 18 laps to go.

Darrah worked heavy and hectic lapped traffic during the last half of the race, pulling slide jobs on some and slingshots on others to work around the backmarkers and disaster nearly struck with four laps to go when he made heavy contact with Caleb Helms as the pair raced onto the frontstretch.

The contact send Helms hard into the outside wall although he escaped injury.

And then Darrah jetted away to the finish for the win that included the posted $15,000 winner’s share plus another $3,900 in lap money.

And when added in, an additional $100 for winning his heat race earlier in the night made his total event take an even $19,000.

Marks was happy with his second place run and said his race with Darrah early when the pair swapped the lead repeatedly was quite enjoyable.

After starting 12th, Dave Blaney blasted through the pack to pass his brother Dale for third on the 15th lap, where he would finish the night on the podium.

Dale Blaney ended up fourth with Ryan Smith finishing fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Aaron Ott, Lucas Wolfe, Brock Zearfoss and Lance Dewease. 

Wolfe took home the $200 Hard Charger Award for his run from 19th to eighth.

Dave Blaney pocketed the $350 Raymond Jacobs Fast Time Award after turning in a lap of 15.909 seconds in time trials over the 44-car field.

Heats, worth $100 each, went to Ryan Smith, Marks, Dale Blaney, Dave Ely and Darrah,

Marks took another $100 for claiming the dash while Lance Dewease won the B Main.

Nate Snyder was honored with a $500 award in honor of late speedway president Gerald Clark as the first non-qualifer. 

Tim Fedder of Newport won the first econo late model feature of his career in a crash-plagued event. 

Eric Irvin was second followed by Andrew Yoder, Shaun Miller and Jared Fulkroad.

Twin heats went to Devin Hart and Troy Miller.

Jason Davis won the xtreme stock feature event to close the night over a hard charging Pete Leister with Jason Zook finishing third.

Race Results:
Feature Finishes

410 sprints, 40 laps: 1. Cody Darrah, 2. Brent Marks, 3. Dave Blaney, 4. Dale Blaney, 5. Ryan Smith, 6. Sheldon Haudenschild, 7. Aaron Ott, 8. Lucas Wolfe, 9. Brock Zearfoss, 10. Lance Dewese, 11. Danny Holtgraver, 12. Dave Ely, 13. Mike Wagner, 14. Steve Buckwalter, 15. Paige Polyak, 16. Chad Kemenah, 17. Ryan Taylor, 18. Doug Esh, 19. Blane Heimbach, 20. Rick Lafferty, 21. Dylan Cisney, 22. Davey Sammons, 23. Andrew Palker, 24. Parker Price Miller, 25. Caleb Helms, 26. Tim Shaffer, 27. Greg Hodnett, 28. Danny Dietrich

DNQ: Karl Baker, Daryl Stimeling, Rodney Westhafer, Wayne Dadetto, Dave Hahn, Nicole Bower, Danny Smith, Nate Snyder, Travis Philo, Justin Barger, Tim Glafelter, Joey Hershey, Greg Wilson, Tyler Bear, Logan Wagner, Curt Stroup

355 econo late models, 18 laps: 1. Tim Fedder, 2. Eric Irvin, 3. Andrew Yoder, 4. Shaun Miller, 5. Jared Fulkroad, 6. Ralph Morgan Jr., 7. Harold Ranck, 8. Garrett Gray, 9. Bobby Ballentine, 10. Curt Dunn, 11. Ken Beck, 12. Devin hart, 13. Troy Miller, 14. Jason Nace, 15. Dillan Stake, 16. Chase Bowsman

DNS: Rod Stroup

Xtreme stocks, 10 laps,: 1.Jason Davis, 2. Pete Leister, 3. Jason Zook, 4. Bill Powell, 5. Deron Henry, 6. Tyler Amtower, 7. Charlie Bryner, 8. Craig Imes


ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 4/25/2015 – A close call in turn four of lap 21 turned out to be the winning move for J.J. Grasso en route to his second Lincoln career win on Saturday night.

Grasso, who led every lap from his outside front row starting spot, was bogged down by side-by-side racing lapped traffic when he felt the heat from 11th-starting Lincoln points leader Brian Montieth.

“We had some tense moments there when I was getting to the lapped cars. I didn’t know how close anyone was getting to me, but I saw the 21 on the board and I had to make a move,” said Grasso in victory lane, “I had ‘em running two-wide in front of me and I couldn’t get by them.”

Grasso and Steve Owings actually made contact as Grasso was splitting lapped cars to stay in front. Owings saved it, but dropped to the infield with two laps to go.

“I feel a little bit bad for the 21A there, because I kind of scared him up. I was hoping I wasn’t gonna wreck, but I felt like I had to do it.”

“This is huge,” said Grasso, “I want to thank my dad. He’s put a lot of money in this, along with BK Trucking and C&B Mushrooms. This is unbelievable. We were quick from the get-go. We were terrible last week, but my dad and the crew worked on it hard, and again tonight in the pits.

Grasso’s final margin of victory was 1.53 seconds over Montieth, with Tyler Ross scoring his best-ever finish in third, Cory Haas fourth, and defending track champ Alan Krimes fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Freddie Rahmer, Adam Wilt, 16th-starting Jim Siegel, Kyle Moody, and 20th-starting Austin Hogue.

Heats for the 33 410 sprinters were won by Haas, Montieth, Grasso, and Freddie Rahmer, with Brandon Rahmer winning the consolation.

For the second time this season, Adrian Shaffer made a last turn pass to win a 358 sprint car feature.

Shaffer gave car owner Stewart Smith a 52nd birthday present by making a perfect last turn slider to get by Chris Arnold and score the win.

A disappointed Arnold crossed second, with tenth-starting Chandler Leiby, Doug Hammaker, and Kevin Nouse completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Matt Campbell, 21st-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh, early race leader John Braim, 19th-starting Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., and Tyler Esh.

Heats for the 32 358 Sprinters were won by Esh, Leiby, Nouse, and Doug Hammaker, with Rohrbaugh winning the consolation.

Chad Glatfelter started on the outside front row, beat polesitter Harlon Leppo to the stripe to complete lap one, and led every lap of the 15-lap Central PA Legends feature. Leppo spun exiting turn four of the final lap, and was credited with a 17th place finish.

Taking advantage of Leppo’s bad luck was opening night winner Bob Stough, who ran third the entire race until Leppo’s final lap misfortune.

Third through fifth were Chad Earnst, Bill Diehl, and Mason Chaney.

Heats for the 23 Legends were won by Leppo, Chad Glatfelter, and Chaney.

Next Saturday night, April 25th, it is the 12TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL for 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints and All-American Outlaws Time trials get underway for the 410 sprinters at 7:30 PM, with gates opening at 5:30 PM and hot laps getting underway at 7 PM.

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.

Sat., April 25, 2015
Abbottstown, PA
Lawrence Chevrolet 410 SPRINTS
FEATURE (25 laps) – 1. 37-JJ Grasso ($3,200); 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 5-Tyler Ross; 4. 11C-Cory Haas; 5. 87-Alan Krimes; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 7. 15-Adam Wilt; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody; 10. 52-Austin Hogue; 11. 69-Shane Hoff; 12. 44-Chase Dietz; 13. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 14. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 15. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 16. 21T-Scott Fisher; 17. 49-Bradley Howard; 18. 29W-Ryan Wilson; 19. 92-Niki Young; 20. 21A-Steve Owings; 21. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 22. 95-Hunter Mackison; 23. 45-Kevin Nagy; 24. 8-Billy Dietrich. No Time

Lap Leaders – JJ Grasso (1-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 48H-Bradley Howard; 5. 69-Shane Hoff; 6. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 7. 23B-Dustin Baney; 8. 91-David Quackenbush; 9. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF). No Time

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 21-Brian Montieth; 2. 99M-Kyle Moody; 3. 15-Adam Wilt; 4. 45-Kevin Nagy; 5. 29W-Ryan Wilson; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich; 8. 22T-Matt Boland. Time – 2:18.336

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 37-JJ Grasso; 2. 95-Hunter Mackison; 3. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 4. 44-Chase Dietz; 5. 92-Niki Young; 6. 21A-Steve Owings; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 8. 74-Dwayne Gutshall. Time – 2:23.077

410 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 5-Tyler Ross; 3. 21T-Scott Fisher; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 52-Austin Hogue; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 15M-Bobby Mazingo; 8. 10-Zach Eucalano (DNF). Time – 2:29.360

410 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/4 qualify) - 1. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 2. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 3. 21A-Steve Owings; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 6. 1080-Jordon Mackison; 7. 22T-Matt Boland; 8. 24B-Dustin Baney; 9. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 10. 10-Zach Eucalano; 11. 91-David Quackenbush; 12. 15M-Bobby Mazingo (DNF); DNS – 12-Mike Bittinger. Time – 2:31.374

keizer aluminum wheels 358 SPRINTS
FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 2. 23A-Chris Arnold; 3. 119-Chandler Leiby; 4. 66-Doug Hammaker; 5. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 6. 16-Matt Campbell; 7. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 8. 44-John Braim; 9. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 10. 35-Tyler Esh; 11. 47-Michael Hamer; 12. 97-Brie Hershey; 13. 17-Cole Young; 14. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 15. 5-Phil Walter; 16. 38-Kyle Denmyer; 17. 28-Matt Findley; 18. 7-CJ Quirk; 19. 00-Chris Frank; 20. 4R-Ryan Wilson (DNF); 21. 14C-Dave Carlberg (DNF); 22. 21-CJ Tracey (DNF); 23. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF); 24. 15-Lucas Montgomery (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – John Braim (1-9), Chris Arnold (10-19), Adrian Shaffer (20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 35-Tyler Esh; 2. 4R-Ryan Wilson; 3. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 4. 17-Cole Young; 5. 00-Chris Frank; 6. 28-Matt Findley; 7. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 8. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle. No Time

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 119-Chandler Leiby; 2. 44-John Braim; 3. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 14C-Dave Carlberg (DNF); 6. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 7. 45H-Jeff Halligan (DNF); DNS – 18F-Dylan Welsh. No Time

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 47-Michael Hamer; 4. 5-Phil Walter; 5. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr.; 6. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 7. 7-CJ Quirk; 8. 66R-Russell Hammaker. Time – 2:27.06

358 Sprint Heat Four Finish (10 laps/5 qualify) - 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 3. 23A-Chris Arnold; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 21-CJ Tracey; 6. 5A-Brian Allman; 7. 0-Ryan Hansen (DNF); DNS – 23J-Jake Eldreth. Time – 2:23.62

358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 laps/4 qualify) - 1. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 7-CJ Quirk; 5. 5A-Brian Allman; 6. 66R-Russell Hammaker; 7. 9-Ryan Hansen; 8. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 9. 18F-Dylan Welsh; 10. 23J-Jake Eldreth (DNF); 11. 45H-Jeff Halligan (DNF); DNS – 19D-Wyatt Hinkle. No Time

Feature (15 laps) – 1. 27-Chad Glatfelter; 2. 07-Bob Stough; 3. 85-Chad Earnst; 4. 53-Bill Diehl; 5. 8CR-Masoon Chaney; 6. 13-Jacob Feltch; 7. 4-Shane Glatfelter; 8. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 9. 18-Chris Transeau; 10. 19-Travis Perry; 11. 21-Greg Burd; 12. 93-Duane Watson; 13. 79-Ed Trump; 14. 21R-Rocky Magaro; 15. 119-Donnie Leiby; 16. 41-Matt Miller; 17. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 18. 7MD-Nathan Renfro; 19. 43-Tony Mrakovich (DNF); 20. 15-Lucas Montgomery (DNF); DNS – 9-Rick Hartwig, 8-Robert Shaw (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Chad Glatfelter (1-15)

Legends Heat One Finish (6 laps) - 1. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 2. 07-Bob Stough; 3. 4-Shane Glatfelter; 4. 13-Jacob Feltch; 5. 119-Donnie Leiby; 6. 41-Matt Miller; 7. 21-Greg Burd (DNF); 8. 8-Robert Shaw (DNF). No Time

Legends Heat Two Finish (6 laps) - 1. 27-Chad Glatfelter; 2. 85-Chad Earnst; 3. 53-Bill Diehl; 4. 18-Chris Transeau; 5. 19-Travis Perry; 6. 79-Ed Trump; 7. 5-Scott Haudeshell; 8. 7MD-Nathan Renfro. Time – 2:01.47

Legends Heat Three Finish (6 laps) - 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 93-Duane Watson; 3. 15-Lucas Montgomery; 4. 21R-Rocky Magaro; 5. 43-Tony Mrakovich; 6. 9-Rick Hartwig; DNS – 521-Scott Deamer, Sr. No Time

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cunningham wins at Trail Way Speedway

HANOVER, PA (4/24/2015) – The 19 cars finished at the front again Friday night at Trail-Way Speedway. 

But this time, it was J.B. Cunningham standing in victory lane. 

“I sold all my stuff last year, and if I wouldn’t have, I wouldn’t be here,” said Cunningham upon exiting the Your Auto Source/Bricker’s Famous French Fries/NAPA Auto Parts #19 in victory lane, “I want to thank Don Garrett for believing in me and his sponsorship support.”
After finishing second in their first race as a team last week, Cunningham was running only his second race since 2013.
 “I’m worn out,” said Cunningham, “I need to get back in shape!”
 “I should have won last week,” continued Cunningham, “Isaac (Sneeringer) if fast here.”
 For his part, winner of the first two races Sneeringer started ninth out of ten cars and methodically worked his way through the field to pass 2014 Central PA rookie of-the-year Wyatt Hinkle for second on lap 14. 
 By then, Cunningham was a half-lap ahead.  The only caution of the event came out on lap 16.  A lapped car between the #19 and #19z gave Cunningham the room he needed to driver to a 2.44-second win. 
 Third through fifth were Jeff Halligan in his first appearance of the year, Cody Fletcher, and Bill Stine.

Heats for the 10 “358” sprint cars were won by Tyler Esh and Stine.

Once he got by front row starter Brian Marriott for the lead on lap six, Cory Myers dominated the 20-lap 270cc micro-sprint feature, crossing 9.75 seconds in front of second-place Steven Cox, who came from the back after an early-race incident. 
 Marriott ran second until dropping off the pace on the final lap and crossing sixth. 

Billy Laughman, Tim McClelland, and Joe Long, Jr. rounded out the top five.
 Heats for the 18 micros were won by Cox and Myers.

Dan Furman raced to his first win of the year in the 20-lap street stock feature.  Furman crossed one car length  in front of teammate Craig Wagaman, with Michael Goodwin, Jeremy Stremmel and Aaron Beard completing the top five.  Wagaman was challenging Furman for the lead on lap 13 when he was struck from behind by third-place Stremmel.  Stremmel was sent to the rear with Wagaman and came back through  the field to finish fourth.

The lone qualifier for the ten street stocks was also won by Furman.
Shannon Weaver ended a multi-year dry spell by crossing first in a wild 15-lap limited stock feature that saw the whole top five in contention until the very end.  Kyle Rohrbaugh crossed a half car length behind in second, with Robbie Carroll, Kenny Startzman, and Robert Nicklow finishing third through fifth. 
Robert Wellman led the first nine laps before polesitter Robbie Carroll took the lead.  Weaver caught Carroll for the front spot on lap 14, and held off Kyle Rohrbaugh at the end.  Rohrbaugh passed Carroll on the last lap. 

Heats for the 14 limited stocks were won by Rohrbaugh and Terry Hartlaub.
Next Friday night, May 1st, the Limited Late Models will make their long-awaited return to the famed 1/3rd mile oval on the farm.  Although the 358 Sprints will be taking the night off, the Limited Stocks, Central PA Legends, Sidewinders and Penn-Mar Vintage Cars will all be on the schedule. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and heats begin at 7:45 p.m.
The following Friday, May 8th, the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Sprints will be back in action along with the Limited Stocks, Street Stocks and 600cc Micro Sprints. It will also be “York County Racing Club Night.” All card holding club members will receive $2 off the admission fee. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and heats begin at 7:45 p.m.

Friday April 24, 2015
Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, PA
For Immediate Release


FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 19-JB Cunningham, Jr.; 2. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 3. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 71M-Bill Stine; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 7. 10-Zach Euculano; 8. 35-Tyler Esh; 9. 64-Randy Whisler (DNF); 10. 77-David Holbrook (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders: JB Cunningham, Jr. (1-25)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 35-Tyler Esh; 2. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 4. 64-Randy Whisler (DNF); 5. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF). Time – 2:29.78

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 71M-Bill Stine; 2. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 3. 19-JB Cunningham, Jr.; 4. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 5. 77-David Holbrook (DNS). Time – 2:28.72

 FEATURE (15 Laps) – 1. 5-Shannon Weaver; 2. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 3. 69-Robbie Carroll; 4. 94-Kenny Startzman; 5. 18-Robert Nicklow; 6. 39-Shane Miller; 7. 92-Terry Hartlaub; 8. 96-Sarah Redmond; 9. 41-Robert Wellman; 10. 99-Cody Klinedinst; 11. 81-Matt Chronister (DNF); 12. 16-Julio Perez (DNF); 13. 32-Jeff Foster (DNS); 14. 38-Jason Chronister (DNS).

Lap Leaders: Robert Wellman (1-9), Robbie Carroll (10-13), Shannon Weaver (14-15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh; 2. 41-Robert Wellman; 3. 94-Kenny Startzman; 4. 69-Robbie Carroll; 5. 81-Matt Chronister; 6. 16-Julio Perez; 7. 38-Jason Chronister (DNS). Time – 2:13.35

Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 92-Terry Hartlaub; 2. 18-Robert Nicklow; 3. 5-Shannon Weaver; 4. 99-Cody Klinedinst; 5. 39-Shane Miller; 6. 96-Sarah Redmond; 7. 32-Jeff Foster. Time – 2:15.31

 FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 5M-Dan Furman; 2. 7M-Craig Wagaman; 3. 33-Michael Goodwin; 4. 51-Jeremy Stremmel; 5. 60-Aaron Beard; 6. 1J-Eric Johnson; 7. 28-Kelly Seal III (DNF); 8. 17-Brian Blank, Jr. (DNF); 9. 40K-David Johnson (DNS); 10. 94-Dalton Myers (DNS). No time.
 Lap Leaders: Dan Furman (1-20)

Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 5M-Dan Furman; 2. 7M-Craig Wagaman; 3. 51-Jeremy Stremmel; 4. 33-Michael Goodwin; 5. 17-Brian Blank, Jr.; 6. 28-Kelly Seal III; 7. 60-Aaron Beard; 8. 40K-David Johnson; 9. 94-Dalton Myers; 10. 1J-Eric Johnson (DNF). No time
 FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 20-Cory Myers; 2. 58-Steven Cox; 3. 2-Billy Laughman; 4. 6C-Tim McClelland; 5. 4T4-Joe Long, Jr.; 6. 18-Brian Marriott; 7. 22-Michael Boer; 8. 8-Jim Still; 9. 29C-Jeff Arigo; 10. 12-Dayne Koontz; 11. 44-Richard Crunkilton; 12. 23-Tyler Cool (DNF); 13. 82-David Gillpatrick (DNF); 14. 21-Zachery Cool (DNF); 15. 99-Joe Trone, Jr. (DNF); 16. 1B-Brent Bull (DNF); 17. 43-Brandon McMillion (DNS); 18. 1D-Steve Bull (DNS). No time.

Lap Leaders:Brian Marriott (1-5), Cory Myers (6-20)

270 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 58-Steven Cox; 2. 1B-Brent Bull; 3. 18-Brian Marriott; 4. 8-Jim Still; 5. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.; 6. 22-Mike Boer; 7. 43-Brandon McMillion (DNF); 8. 2-Billy Laughman (DNS); 9. 23-Tyler Cool (DNS). Time – 2:14.

270 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 20-Cory Myers; 2. 4T4-Joe Long, Jr.; 3. 6C-Tim McClelland; 4. 29C-Jeff Arigo; 5. 21-Zachery Cool; 6. 12-Dayne Koontz; 7. 44-Richard Crunkilton; 8. 82-David Gillpatrick (DNF); 9. 1D-Steve Bull (DNS). Time – 2:14.56

Hodnett Turns Back All Stars At Williams Grove


Mechanicsburg – Greg Hodnett scored for the Pennsylvania Posse against the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, taking his first oval win of the season worth $5,000.

Hodnett turned back a strong contingent of All Stars in an event that found circuit regular Danny Holtgraver holding the pole position for the start of the 30-lap feature.

Only two laps were scored with Holtgraver in control when the races first caution flag unfurled.

On the restart Holtgraver held off the advances of Brent Marks to surge out to a comfortable lead with Danny Dietrich, Cory Haas and Hodnett in tow.

Hodnett started third in the field but fell backward on the start and nearly spun out in the second turn before settling himself. 

Holtgraver entered the backmarkers on the 10th circuit followed closely by Marks, Dietrich, Hodnett and now Dale Blaney.

And for the next five circuits the front five cars raced within the same set of turns, darting through hectic traffic before all heck broke loose at the halfway point.

Holtgraver began fading and Marks capitalized to lead the 15th tour and by lap 16 Holtgraver was back to fifth with Hodnett pouncing on Dietrich for second amid a dizzying pace.

Dietrich wasn’t done, instead livened-up by Hodnett’s pass and he pushed his car higher around the oval to reclaim second as the pair dueled for the spot before Hodnett really took hold of the surface in the bottom groove to drive into control over Marks with 12 laps to go.

On the 18th lap, the front four cars stacked up top to bottom, nearly four wide in the first corner as each driver fought for control with Hodnett coming out on top in an exciting display of speed and jockeying. 

But once Hodnett got into clean air he was able to check out on the field, leaving the pack to scrap for what was left of the race. 

After starting 10th, Ryan Smith bolted into the top five with 10 laps to go and made inroads along with Lance Dewease before the checkers.

Hodnett was ready to see the checkers with a lap to go when a final yellow regrouped the field, forcing a green-white-checker finish in which Hodnett took the victory by .683 seconds over Dietrich. 

Dale Blaney rode home third for a podium finish by the All Stars, followed by Dewease and Smith.

Sixth through 10th went to Marks, Stevie Smith, Steve Buckwalter, Cory Haas and Brock Zearfoss.

Heats for the 39-car field went to Holtgraver, Haas, Marks and Smith with Gerard McIntyre Jr. taking the B Main.

Holtgraver won the dash to earn the pole for the feature event.

Hodnett set overall fast time in qualifications with a lap of 16.152 seconds, which was the fastest lap turned at the oval since the imposition of a weight rule numerous years ago.  The time was the fastest turned in at the track since Sammy Swindell came in with a time of 16.175 in October of 2011.

Les Hare wired the field for the win in the 358 limited late model main event to close the night. 

Cam Zeigler, Shaun Jones, Justin Ehrhart and 16th starter Wes Alleman completed the top five.

Heats went to Sam Gallagher, Alan Sagi and Ehrhart.

 April 24, 2015 Feature Finishes:

410 sprints, 30 laps: 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Dale Blaney, 4. Lance Deweae, 5. Ryan Smith, 6. Brent Marks, 7. Stevie Smith, 8. Steve Buckwalter, 9. Cory Haas, 10. Brock Zearfoss, 11. Sheldon Haudenschild, 12. Brian Montieth, 13. Cody Darrah, 14. Dave Blaney, 15. Doug Esh, 16. Mark Smith, 17. Chad Kemenah, 18. Tim Shaffer, 19. Pat Cannon, 20. Parker Price Miller, 21. Gerard McIntyre Jr., 22. Nicole Bower, 23. Lucas Wolfe, 24. Danny Holtgraver, 25. Austin  Hogue, 26. Aaron Ott, 27. Danny Smith, 28. Kyle Reinhardt
DNQ: Rodney Westhafer, Caleb Helms, Alan Krimes, Travis Philo, Adam Wilt, Tim Glatfelter, Rick Lafferty, Andrew Palker, Paige Polyak, Greg Wilson, Wayne Dadetto
358 late models, 20 laps: 1. Les Hare, 2. Cam Zeigler, 3. Shaun Jones, 4. Justin Ehrhart, 5. Wes Alleman, 6. Jake Jones, 7. Billy Wampler, 8. Travis Mease, 9. JR Rodriguez, 10. Alan Sagi, 11. Ron Kline, 12. Pat McNEal, 13. Brad Shank, 14. Scott Richwine, 15. Devin Frey, 16. Tyler Horst, 17. Larry Neiderer, 18. Pat Beard, 19. Daulton Bigler, 20. Sam Gallagher, 21. Dave Latsha
DNS: Sam Rial, Al Cheney, Dan Zechman