Monday, April 30, 2018

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Invades Williams Grove Friday Huge May 4 Racing Program Pits ASCS Vs. URC PLUS 410 Sprints Too!


Mechanicsburg – One of the biggest shows of the season at Williams Grove Speedway is set for this Friday, May 4 when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour 360 c.i. sprint cars invade the track to battle with the URC Sprints in the Eleven Oaks Farm Battle At The Grove.

The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints will also be on the prolific card that is definitely a can’t miss on the 2018 slate of events.

Adult general admission for the huge May 4 racing program is set at $25 with students ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

The Eleven Oaks Farm Battle At The Grove will pit the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour stars agains the URC stars in a clash that will go 25 laps for $4,000 to win and $400 to start.

The 410 sprints will also race for $4,000 to win during the big racing program.

There will be no time trials for either division.

The May 4 show will be the first ever appearance in history by the Lucas Oil ASCS 360 National Tour sprints at Williams Grove Speedway.

Seth Bergman currently leads the national points over two-time and defending national tour champion Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Johnny Herrera.

Many of the Grove’s regular sprint car drivers are expected to cross over during the night and compete in both the ASCS/URC ranks as well as in the 410s.

Those expected to do double duty include Lucas Wolfe, Greg Hodnett and Brock Zearfoss, among others.

Winners so far this season on the ASCS tour have been Seth Bergman, Brady Bacon and Matt Covington.

URC winners have been Josh Weller and Lucas Wolfe.

Located in Newville, Eleven Oaks Farm raises Wagyu beef, a breed that is legendary for superior flavor, texture and tenderness.

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Williams Grove returns to action on May 11 with Brooks PowerSports Night when the 410 sprints tune up for the World of Outlaws invasion that is slated for May 18 and 19.

The 358 sprints are also on the May 11 program.

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SELINSGROVE, Pa. – One of the most anticipated sprint car races of the year will take place at Selinsgrove Speedway this Saturday, May 5, when the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by makes its first-ever appearance at the historic half-mile oval.

The event is the second night of the two-race “Battle of the Groves” weekend with Williams Grove Speedway (Friday, May 4) sponsored by Eleven Oaks Farm in Newville.  Mach 1 Chassis of Mechanicsburg is a co-sponsor of the Selinsgrove race.

The ASCS National Tour drivers will take on the Selinsgrove regulars and the United Racing Club 360 sprint car drivers May 5 at 7 p.m. in an epic showdown paying $5,000 to win thanks to a $1,000 bonus posted by Mach 1 Chassis. The race will pay $400 to start out of the $22,000-plus purse!

Mach 1 Chassis will also offer a $500 bonus to the top finishing driver competing in a Mach 1 sprint car.

Grandstand and pit gates will open at 4 p.m.

The limited late models and pro stocks will round out the three-division racing card in 20- and 15-lap main events, respectively. The limited late model feature will pay $1,000 to win and the pro stock main will pay $500 to win.

Sammy Swindell of Germantown, Tenn., a former Selinsgrove Speedway National Open winner, is the current ASCS National Tour points leader over defending series champion Sam Hafertepe Jr. of Sunnyvale, Texas.

At Selinsgrove this season, defending 360 sprint car champion Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., scored the opening day win April 7 and Jason Shultz of Carlisle won the April 28 race. 

2018 Selinsgrove Speedway ASCS/URC Battle of the Groves Purse: 1) $5,000 2) $2,000 3) $,1500 4) $1,250 5) $1,150 6) $1,100 7) $1,000 8) $900 10) $700 11) $600 12) $550 13) $525 14) $500 15) $475 16) $450 17) $425 18-24) $400
TOW: $100.00
ALSO RACING: Limited Late Models & Pro Stocks
Gates Open: 4PM
Race Time: 7PM
Admission for Saturday, May 5, 2018: Adults $20; Students (12-17) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pits $30

Port Royal Offers Free Student Admission/Camera & Autograph Night Saturday Racing includes 410 sprints, super late models, 305 sprints and econo lates River Valley Builders sponsors youth softball & baseball team uniform night too!


PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway will host Free Student Night, Youth Baseball/Softball Team Uniform Night and Camera and Autograph Night coming up this Saturday, May 5 at 7 pm.

Sponsored by River Valley Builders of Selinsgrove, the night offers Free Student Admission for ages 12 – 18 plus free access to the pit area from 4:30 to 6 pm for all general admission ticket holders.

In addition, kids who attend the races wearing their youth baseball or softball team jerseys will be treated to some special activities courtesy of the speedway including a kids bus ride around the track.

On the racing agenda will be the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprint cars along with the River Valley Builders super late models, the Creasy Signs 305 sprints and the Gray’s Insurance econo late models.

Adult general admission for the show is just $15 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for FREE on this night only.

All gates open at 4 pm.

The track will host Bobby Rahal Toyota of Lewistown Ladies Night coming up on May 12 when all adult ladies will receive $5 off of the price of general admission.

And then coming up on Saturday, May 19, the track hosts the Interstate Truck & Tractor Pullers Association for the first truck and tractor pull of the season, at 7 pm.

The pull will include classes of modified trucks and tractors along with mod turbo tractors, street diesel 4 x 4 trucks and all terrain vehicles.

Saturday’s sponsor, River Valley Builders is one of the newest modular home builders in the central Susquehanna Valley with a show home located in Selinsgrove and production taking place in Snyder County.

Visit to learn more about the firm and to design and plan your own “Dream Home For Life.”

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Sunday, April 29, 2018


Jason Shultz in his 410 opening day at Williams Grove Speedway
SELINSGROVE, Pa. --  Selinsgrove Speedway officials waited out a few afternoon rain showers before race cars took to the smooth and fast racing surface Saturday evening and set several new track records. 

Jason Shultz of Carlisle drove to his first win of the season in the 25-lap 360 sprint car feature, holding off a late-race charge by opening night winner Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J. The $2,000 victory was Shultz’s 16th career at Selinsgrove at the wheel of the Horstcraft Millworks No. 29.

In qualifying, Cody Keller of Selinsgrove set a new eight-lap track record for 360 sprint cars in 2:15.76.

Bryan Bernheisel of Jonestown shared the front row with his father Jim Bernheisel for the start of the 25-lap season opener for super late models and drove to his fifth career Selinsgrove victory worth $2,000.

Brad Mitch of McClure made his first start of the season in the pro stock division’s biggest race and became the third driver to win three A&A Auto Stores Pro Stock 20s. Mitch collected $1,000 for the win in the 17th annual race. Shaun Lawton of Bloomsburg set a new one-lap track record of 23.455.

Ryan Zook of Mifflintown made a thrilling last lap pass coming off the fourth turn for his second win of the season in the 12-lap roadrunner race.

Selinsgrove Speedway will present the highly-anticipated first-ever appearance by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National Tour at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, presented by Eleven Oaks Farm and Mach 1 Chassis. The race will pay $5,000 to win and $400 to start. The limited late models and pro stocks will share the racing card with the 360 sprint cars. Track gates will open at 4 p.m

Polesitter Jason Shultz bolted into the lead at the start of the 360 sprint car main event. Shultz had third-place starter Ryan Kissinger chasing him with second-place starter Kevin Nagy in the third position.

On the eighth lap, a three-car tangle involving Larry Kelleher, Mallie Shuster, and Chad Layton in turn four brought out the caution flag and regrouped the field for a lap nine restart. When the race resumed, Shultz held a commanding lead over Kissinger, third-place starter and defending champion Davie Franek, and sixth-place starter Curt Michael.

On the 15th circuit, Franek made an inside pass in turn one by Kissinger for the second position and set his sights on Shultz. In the final five laps, the leaders had to navigate their way through traffic, allowing Franek to gain real estate on Shultz.

Franek made a last-ditch effort to steal the lead and win away from Shultz on the final lap but came up just .49 of a second short at the finish line. Shultz was victorious over Franek, Kissinger, Michael, and fifth-place starter Derek Locke.

Jim Bernheisel started on the pole with his son Bryan Bernheisel sharing the front row for the drop of the green flag in the super late model opener. B. Bernheisel beat out of his father racing into the first turn for the early race lead. J. Bernheisel chased his son around the sweeping half-mile oval while defending champion and fourth-place starter Hayes Mattern raced in the third spot.

On the fifth circuit, a close battle for the third spot unfolded between Mattern and sixth-place starter Gene Knaub. The caution flag unfurled on lap six when Dan Green’s car spun in turn four. Green’s car later caught fire and rolled to a stop in the same turn on lap 23. He escaped injury.

At the halfway point, the Bernheisels raced in the first and second spots while Mattern, Knaub, and third-place starter Randy Christine held down top five positions. Mattern made several attempts to get around J. Bernheisel for second to no avail.

In the closing laps, Knaub showed some speed and advanced to second in heavy lapped traffic. At the checkered flag, B. Bernheisel was victorious by just .98 of a second over Knaub. J. Bernheisel, Mattern, and seventh-place starter Brett Schadel completed the top five.

Second-place starter Brad Mitch drove into the lead at the start of the Pro Stock 20 and never looked back. Mitch was trailed by fast qualifier Shaun Lawton for all 20 laps while third-place starter Brandon Moser held the position for the duration of the event.

The battle on the track was for the fourth and fifth positions between fourth-place starter Kyle Bachman and sixth-place starter AJ Hoffman. In the final two laps, Moser closed in on Lawton in a race for second while Mitch drove to a 1.2-second margin of victory.

Lawton finished second with Moser, Hoffman, and eighth-place starter Cory Long rounding out the top five.

The night-cap roadrunner feature produced the most exciting finish. Second-place starter Smith Cope powered into the lead and was closely chased by third-place starter Ryan Zook. At the halfway point, a duel for the lead unfolded between Smith and Zook as well as for the third position between fifth-place starter Bob Bussey and eighth-place starter Will Brunson.

On the final lap, Cope, who was seeking his first career win, slipped high in turn four and allowed Zook to make a dive to the bottom of the race track. Coming down the homestretch to the checkered flag, Zook edged out Cope by just .26 of a second for the win.

Cope settled for second followed by Bussey, Brunson, and sixth-place starter and one-time winner Keith Bissinger.

360 Sprints – 18 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 29 Jason Shultz 2) 28F Davie Franek 3) 66 Ryan Kissinger 4) 5G Curt Michael  5) 77 Derek Locke  6) 99K Cody Keller  7) 45 Kevin Nagy  8) 67 Justin Whittall  9) 47 Adam Carberry 10) 76 Larry Kelleher  11) 11 Jim Shuster  12) 5 Brian Nornhold  13) 71 Charlie Anderson  14) 83 Larry McVey  15) 49 Mallie Shuster  16) 35 Chad Layton  17) 99 Shane Yost  18) 21 Eric Valinsky

Heat Winners:  Cody Keller, Adam Carberry

Late Models – 18 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 119B Bryan Bernheisel  2) 1 Gene Knaub  3) 171 Jim Bernheisel  4) 9 Hayes Matten  5) 22 Brett Schadel  6) 27 Jim Yoder  7) 61 Ken Trevitz  8) 63 Nathan Long  9) 74 Randy Christine  10) 62 Devin Frey  11) 7M Meade Hahn  12) 10 Dave Stamm  13) 46 Dan Green  14) 88 Ernie Millon  15) 5M David Michael  16) 36W Tyler Wagner  17) 32 Shawn Jones 18) 79 Dave Bowsman

Heat Winners:  Jim Bernheisel, Bryan Bernheisel

Pro Stocks – 12 Entries
20-Lap A-Main:  1) 10M Brad Mitch  2) 92 Shaun Lawton  3) 8M Brandon Moser  4) 6C AJ Hoffman  5) 00 Cory Long  6) 11B Jake Buck  7) S8 Andrew Shoop  8) 14C Bill Conrad  9) 99B Kyle Bachman  10) 89 John Schoch  11) 40 Tommy Slanker  12) 85 Terry Lauver
Heat Winners:  Shaun Lawton, Brad Mitch

Time Trials:  1) 92 Shaun Lawton 23.455  2) 10M Brad Mitch 23.465  3) 8M Brandon Moser 23.552  4) 6C AJ Hoffman 23.598  5) S8 Andrew Shoop 23.677  6) 99B Kyle Bachman 23.695  7) 40 Tommy Slanker 23.742  8) 00 Cory Long 23.828  9) 11B Jake Buck 24.625  10) 14C Bill Conrad 25.015  11) 89 John Schoch 25.278  12) 85 Terry Lauver  DNT

Roadrunners – 12 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 28Z Ryan Zook  2) 1 Smith Cope  3) 76 Bob Bussey  4) 8B Will Brunson  5) 11 Keith Bissinger  6) 12 Tom Underwood  7) 28 Nick Decker   8) 7S Butch Shaffer  9) 7 Jake Jones  10) 992 Terry Kramer  11) 2B Brian Mabus  12) 44C Cory Collier
Heat Winners:  Jake Jones, Smith Cope

Jason Covert Bests ULMS Late Model Field Of 42 For Port Royal $3,000 Win Greg Hodnett gets first sprints wins of season, Yoder and Powell also win stock cars


PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Greg Hodnett won his first sprint car feature of the season at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, taking the $3,600 win after getting by Rick Lafferty for the lead.

In the 30 lap ULMS Chiller Thriller for super late models, Jason Covert drove by Matt Cosner for the lead and $3,000 victory.

Andrew Yoder scored the econo late model main and Bill Powell took the xtreme stock feature.

Lafferty and fellow front row starter Blane Heimbach drag raced each other through the first and second turns when the green came out in the 25-lap 410 sprint car main with Lafferty surging ahead as the pair hit turn three.

The first caution flag of the race unfurled on the fifth lap finding sixth starter Hodnett racing fourth for the restart.

Hodnett rallied around Mike Wagner for third at the new green and then went to work on Heimbach, whom he motored by on the eighth tour just before another yellow flag regrouped the field.

Hodnett blasted around Lafferty on the restart to take the lead before beginning to pull away.

Lafferty was fighting a flattening nose wing prior to losing the lead and the problem persisted later in the race as Heimbach zeroed in for second as Hodnett began working the rear of the field on the 17th lap.

Heimbach took second from Lafferty with seven tours to go but was unable to run down Hodnett, who cruised to his 51st career oval win by 4.490 seconds.

Logan Wagner, who fell backward from his third starting spot when action began, climbed back into contention during the event, taking third from Lafferty with six laps left.

Wagner was in the process of running down Heimbach at the finish.

Mike Wagner finished fourth followed by Dylan Cisney.

Sixth through 10th went to Lafferty, TJ Stutts, AJ Flick, Steve Buckwalter and Tyler Reeser.

Heats went to Hodnett and Lafferty.

A field of 42 super late models competed in the 30-lap Chiller Thriller for the United Late Model Series drivers and the main event saw no less than three leaders.

Kenny Moreland and Boom Briggs started the feature on the front row with Briggs taking the lead over Moreland and Matt Cosner on the start.

A fast caution with only one lap completed bunched the field and Cosner motored by Moreland for second on the restart.

Another restart on lap seven saw Cosner battling Briggs for control with Cosner nipping him for the lead at the line as the ninth loop was scored just before Moreland spun his mount.
Fifth starter Jason Covert lined up third for the restart and quickly dispatched Briggs for the runner up position before immediately challenging Cosner for the lead.

A swoop across the low side of the first and second turns netted Covert command on the 11th tour, leaving Briggs and Cosner to duke it out for second, which they did for several laps around the halfway point.

Briggs passed Cosner for the spot on more than one occasion only to see Cosner regain the position as now Jeff Rine entered the picture along with Mike Maresca.

Both Rine and Maresca came storming to the front, racing hard together as they got by Cosner with 10 laps go to.

The pair leaned on each other repeatedly for second while still keeping their mounts under control with Rine finally securing the spot with three laps to go.

It was however Covert’s event to win and the victory was his third at the historic Port Royal over, coming by 1.625 seconds over Rine.

Maresca earned a hard fought third followed by Max Blair and Cosner.

Sixth through 10th went to Andy Haus, Mike Lupfer, Kyle Lee, Briggs and Dave Hess.

Heats went to Maresca, Moreland, Rine and Covert with twin consolations going to Hess and Trent Brenneman.

Fast time was set by Rine with a lap of 18.213 seconds.

Andrew Yoder wired the field from the pole to win the 18-lap econo late model feature over Derick Garman.

Garman lost second to Devin Hart on lap 13 but came battling back to reclaim the spot at the finish as a wild three-car race for second unfolded between he, Hart and Jeremy Ohl.

Yoder’s advantage at the line was 1.357 seconds.

Hart ended up third with Ohl fourth and Tim Fedder finishing fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Eric Irvin, Kenny Yoder, Jared Fulkroad, JR Toner and Tim Krape.

Twin heats went to Toner and Yoder.

Bill Powell led all 15 laps of the xtreme stock main to win his second race of the season.

Kevin Imes was second followed by Walt Peters, Josh Bender and Patrick McClane.

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Feature Finishes

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Blane Heimbach, 3. Logan Wagner, 4. Mike Wagner, 5. Dylan Cisney, 6. Rick Lafferty, 7. TJ Stutts, 8. AJ Flick, 9. Steve Buckwalter, 10. Tyler Reeser, 11. Vince Snyder, 12. Jared Esh, 13. George Hobaugh, 14. Kody Lehman, 15. Tyler Esh, 16. Joey Hershey, 17. Ryan Linder

ULMS Late Models, 30 laps: 1. Jason Covert, 2. Jeff Rine, 3. Mike Maresca, 4. Max Blair, 5. Matt Cosner, 6. Andy Haus, 7. Mike Lupfer, 8. Kyle Lee, 9. Boom Briggs, 10. Dave Hess, 11. Tim Wilson, 12. Kenny Moreland, 13. Doug Eck, 14. Dave Brouse Jr., 15. Daryl Hills, 16. Chad Myers, 17. Trent Brenneman, 18. Dylan Yoder, 19. Tim Smith Jr., 20. Roy Deese, 21. Justin Kann, 22. Mike Wonderling Jr., 23. Colton Flinner
DNS: Greg Oakes
DNQ: Waylon Wagner, Nick Dickson, Jason Schmidt, Marvin Winters, John Weaver, Matt Parks, Jeff Miller, Chris Casner, Kyle Knapp, Garrett Mott, Tom Decker Jr., Jason Dobson, Coleby Frye, Danny Kienitz, Mike Pehger, Tom Decker III., Bobby Rohrer, Kody Lyter

Econo late models, 18 laps: 1. Andrew Yoder, 2. Derick Garman, 3. Devin Hart, 4. Jeremy Ohl, 5. Tim Fedder, 6. Eric Irvin, 7. Kenny Yoder, 8. Jared Fulkroad, 9. JR Toner, 10. Tim Krape, 11. Todd Snook, 12. Harold Ranck Jr., 13. Curt Dunn, 14. Kevin Probst, 15. Mike Smith, 16. Derrick Gahagan, 17. Garrett Gray
DNS: Andrew Stotler

Xtreme stocks, 15 laps: 1. Bill Powell, 2. Kevin Imes, 3. Walt Peters, 4. Josh Bender, 5. Patrick McClane, 6. Steve Yarnell, 7. Charlie Bryner, 8. Hunter Shelley, 9. Darren Rice

DNS: Jeremy Stremmel, Jimmy Kessler

Schatz Thrills Massive Crowd at Devil’s Bowl with Late Race Pass Worth $20,000

MESQUITE, TX – April 28, 2018 – “I heard Ted Johnson telling me to get my ass in gear,” an elated Donny Schatz said after making a late race pass on Brad Sweet to capture the finale of the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Sweet led the first 25 laps, but settled for second with Shane Stewart completing the podium.

For the second night in a row, Jason Johnson paced the field in Qualifying and won his heat race. Brad Sweet edged his boss Kasey Kahne to take the Craftsman Club Dash, earning the pole for the 30-lap Feature.

Sweet set a torrid pace as Schatz and Stewart waged war for the runner-up position. Schatz wrestled the runner-up position away from Stewart on the eighth circuit and set his eyes on the leader. The lone caution during the race flew on Lap 11 as Tucker Klaasmeyer lost the handle on his Keith Kunz No.67K.

Stewart edged in front of Schatz on the double-file restart, but Schatz re-gained control of second down the backstretch. Sweet continued to lead and navigated traffic at a quick pace, but Schatz stayed with the Grass Valley, CA native through traffic and began to close on the bottom side of the speedway.

Sweet, who won the Texas Outlaw Nationals last year, continued to pound the cushion as Schatz showed his nose underneath him. With anticipation building amongst the crowd, Schatz powered off of the bottom of turn four to take command of the top spot and never look back.

“What an awesome race track. They gave us a top and bottom, the bottom was tricky, but if it was easy, everyone would be doing it,” Schatz said. The win for Schatz was his fifth of the 2018 season and was worth $20,000 and the Ted Johnson Memorial trophy.

“Ted looked after his people, he had great relationships with his guys. He had a serious passion, not only for his guys, but for putting on a great race. I remember watching him bounce up and down because Steve [Kinser] and Sammy [Swindell] were putting on a show,” Schatz reminisced of the late great Johnson. “He was a race fan.”

Sweet settled for second and was in good spirits, but understandably disappointed as he was searching for the first win of the season. “That’s the difference between winning and losing and Donny’s the best at it. The race track was great, it slicked off with multiple grooves,” Sweet said.

Shane Stewart was pleased with his podium finish, “This is a special place for me. I have a lot of friends and family out here, so to finish on the podium is special. I wish we could have been fighting for the lead up there, it was a great race, I watched it.”

Logan Schuchart charged from 12th to finish fourth for his second consecutive top-five finish with crowd favorite Jason Johnson completing the top five. After changing motors after his Heat, David Gravel bounced back with the KSE Hard Charger award coming from 19th to complete the top ten.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series heads to Missouri next for a date at Lake Ozark Speedway on Friday, May 4 before making its annual trip to the Salina Highbanks Saturday, May 5. If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on!

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$20,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$6,000]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3][$3,750]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12][$3,250]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [6][$2,750]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,500]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11][$2,400]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$2,300]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [13][$2,200]; 10. 5-David Gravel [19][$2,100]; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$1,700]; 12. 18-Ian Madsen [10][$1,400]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$1,300]; 14. 45-Paul McMahan [15][$1,200]; 15. 67-Ryan Robinson [18][$1,100]; 16. 4K-Kasey Kahne [2][$1,000]; 17. W20-Greg Wilson [14][$1,000]; 18. 67K-Tucker Klaasmeyer [17][$1,000]; 19. 12W-Dale Wester [22][$1,000]; 20. 17G-Channin Tankersley [20][$1,000]; 21. 13-Clyde Knipp [21][$1,000]; 22. 83-Cory Eliason [16][$1,000] Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-25, Donny Schatz 26-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-David Gravel[+9]

Qualifying 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.605; 2. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 13.728; 3. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.73; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.803; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.808; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.81; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.838; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.922; 9. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.95; 10. 19-Brent Marks, 13.955; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.974; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.975; 13. 83-Cory Eliason, 14.012; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.015; 15. 67-Ryan Robinson, 14.037; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.048; 17. 67K-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 14.064; 18. 45-Paul McMahan, 14.09; 19. 5-David Gravel, 14.159; 20. 17G-Channin Tankersley, 14.474; 21. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.674; 22. 12W-Dale Wester, 15.296

Heat #1 - (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 6. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 7. 5-David Gravel [7]; 8. 12W-Dale Wester [8]

Heat #2 - (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 4K-Kasey Kahne [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. 67K-Tucker Klaasmeyer [6]; 7. 17G-Channin Tankersley [7]

Heat #3 - (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 5. 45-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 67-Ryan Robinson [5]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 4K-Kasey Kahne [1]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [6]


Hanover, PA (4/27/18) – It didn’t take long for the #44 Golf Cart Services sponsored 358 Sprint Car to find victory lane at Trail-Way Speedway. Polesitter, Dylan Norris, led the entire 25-lap Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Sprint Car feature to take his first career 358 Sprint Car win. However, Norris’ first win did not come without obstacles.

During a lap 20 caution for Joe Trone Jr, who was battling David Holbrook for the second and third positions, a red light was inadvertently switched on for a brief second causing Norris to come to a complete stop on the backstretch. After track officials spoke with Norris about the incident, Norris was able to assume the lead for the restart, now with Holbrook and Cody Fletcher lining up behind him.

On the restart, Norris jumped to a four-car length lead leaving Holbrook and Fletcher to battle for the runner-up spot. A lap later, Holbrook and Fletcher made contact in turn four to bring out another caution. This time, it was Mike Bittinger’s turn to challenge the 14-year-old racer for the win, but Norris was once again able to jump out to a comfortable lead, hitting every mark all the way to victory lane.

Bittinger followed Norris across the line .899 seconds later, followed by Big Mike’s Crabhouse Hard Charger, Austen Treuchet, Steven Kisamore and Brody Treaster completing the top five.

Heat wins went to Holbrook and Kisamore.

Jim Young raced to his first win of 2018 in the 600 Micro Sprint 20-lap feature. The win marked Young’s 10th career win, placing him in a tie for 6th all-time, along with now 410 Sprint Car driver, Dwayne Gutshall.

Young, who started on the pole, was able to finish with a 6.845 second lead in the 20-lap nonstop feature.

“I was getting a little nervous with the lapped cars,” Young commented in victory lane. “I would’ve rather had a clean track the whole time but you gotta race sometimes.”

Second through fifth went to Travis Keiser, Bradley Weber, Zane Rudisill and Donahue Motorsports Hard Charger and 11th starter, Tyler Walton.

Rudisill was the 600 Micro Sprint heat race winner.

Austin Belemare found his way to victory lane in the Pizza Shop of Etters Central PA Legends sponsored by Harvest Chapel, 20-lap feature race.

Bellemare and 2017 Central PA Legends point champion, Mason Chaney, battled side-by-side for several laps until Bellemare was finally able to make the race-winning pass on lap 15. The win marked Bellemare’s second career Trail-Way Speedway Central PA Legends victory.

Chaney finished in the runner-up spot followed by Chris Transeau, Scott Houdeshell and Brian Racine completing the top five.

Heats for the Central PA Legends were won by Racine and Bellemare.

Robbie Carroll dominated the 15-lap Limited Stock feature after passing outside polesitter, Justin Oberlin, on the second lap. Carroll was able to maintain a comfortable lead to take his 15th career Limited Stock victory.

Kyle Rohrbaugh finished in second followed by the 2017 Limited Stock track champion, Jason Chronister, Travis Brown and Oberlin, who rounded out the top five.

Limited Stock all-time race winner, Matt Chronister, was challenging for the top spot when a tire went down causing Chronister to retreat to the pits for a quick tire change. He was able to finish the night in the seventh position.

Heat wins for the 17 Limited Stocks went to Carroll and Matt Chronister.

Trail-Way Speedway is back in action with a double header on Friday & Saturday, May 4th and 5th. Friday, May 4th, Trail-Way hosts the 358 Sprints along with the 600 & 270 Micro Sprints and the Precise Racing Products Street Stocks. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. The following night, Saturday, May 5th, Trail-Way hosts the first “Kings of Crash” Junk Car Demolition event, which features two Junk Car Demolition races, Limited Stocks, Figure 8, Powder Puff and a new addition, full contact racing. Gates open at 4:00 p.m., with racing scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. The scheduled rain date for the Demolition event will be the following day, Sunday May 6th.

Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, PA
Friday, April 27, 2018
For Immediate Release


FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 44-Dylan Norris, [1]; 2. 12-Mike Bittinger, [7]; 3. 51-Austen Treuchet, [9]; 4. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [4]; 5. 10T-Brody Treaster, [2]; 6. 77-David Holbrook, [5]; 7. 511-John Sharpe, [8]; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [10]; 9. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [3]; 10. 15-Andrew Frye, [6]. No time.

Lap Leaders: Dylan Norris (1-25)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 77-David Holbrook, [2]; 2. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [3]; 3. 10T-Brody Treaster, [4]; 4. 15-Andrew Frye, [1]; 5. 511-John Sharpe, [5]. No time.

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [1]; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [2]; 3. 44-Dylan Norris, [4]; 4. 12-Mike Bittinger, [5]; 5. 51-Austen Treuchet, [3]. Time – 2:23.35


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 8-Jim Young, [1]; 2. 42K-Travis Keiser, [7]; 3. 17-Bradley Weber, [6]; 4. 4R-Zane Rudisill, [3]; 5. 14T-Tyler Walton, [11]; 6. 11-Michael Thompson, [5]; 7. 14K-Hannah Riser, [9]; 8. 71-Tyler Leese, [2]; 9. 1S-Steven Bull, [8]; 10. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr, [4]; 11. 87-Buddy Hines, [10]. Time – 5:12.37

Lap Leaders: Jim Young (1-20)

600 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 4R-Zane Rudisill, [1]; 2. 71-Tyler Leese, [2]; 3. 8-Jim Young, [6]; 4. 14T-Tyler Walton, [8]; 5. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr, [3]; 6. 11-Michael Thompson, [10]; 7. 17-Bradley Weber, [5]; 8. 42K-Travis Keiser, [7]; 9. 1S-Steven Bull, [11]; 10. 14K-Hannah Riser, [9]; 11. 87-Buddy Hines, [4]. Time – 2:06.01


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 8-Austin Bellemare, [5]; 2. 8CR-Mason Chaney, [2]; 3. 18-Chris Transeau, [1]; 4. 5-Scott Houdeshell, [7]; 5. 14-Brian Racine, [6]; 6. 19-Travis Perry, [3]; 7. 51-Travis Mc Clelland, [17]; 8. 66-Trent Yoder, [9]; 9. 53-Bill Diehl, [8]; 10. 93-Brent Marquis, [13]; 11. 30-Alex Robinson, [11]; 12. 10-Jeremy Ott, [4]; 13. UGLY-Tim O Sheehan, [10]; 14. 9-Rick Hartwig, [19]; 15. 8BALL-Robert Shaw, [12]; 16. 4X-Brandin Ort, [15]; 17. (DNF) 83J-James Snow, [14]; 18. (DNF) 83-Jason Gastley, [18]; (DNS) 18J-Jorjie Anna Sweger, ; (DNS) 58Z-Zachary Settle. No time.

Lap Leaders: Chris Transeau (1-3), Mason Chaney (4-14), Austin Bellemare (15-20)

Central PA Legends Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 14-Brian Racine, [1]; 2. 10-Jeremy Ott, [2]; 3. 8CR-Mason Chaney, [7]; 4. 5-Scott Houdeshell, [9]; 5. 66-Trent Yoder, [3]; 6. 30-Alex Robinson, [6]; 7. 93-Brent Marquis, [10]; 8. 4X-Brandin Ort, [5]; 9. 51-Travis Mc Clelland, [8]; 10. 9-Rick Hartwig, [4]. Time – 2:42.08

Central PA Legends Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 8-Austin Bellemare, [2]; 2. 19-Travis Perry, [4]; 3. 18-Chris Transeau, [3]; 4. 53-Bill Diehl, [6]; 5. UGLY-Tim O Sheehan, [8]; 6. 8BALL-Robert Shaw, [10]; 7. 83J-James Snow, [7]; 8. 18J-Jorjie Anna Sweger, [1]; 9. 83-Jason Gastley, [9]; (DNS) 58Z-Zachary Settle. No time.


FEATURE (15 Laps) – 1. 69-Robbie Carroll, [6]; 2. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [3]; 3. 38-Jason Chronister, [5]; 4. 47-Travis Brown, [12]; 5. 88-Justin Oberlin, [2]; 6. 92-Terry Hartlaub, [8]; 7. 81-Matt Chronister, [7]; 8. 99-Cody Klinedinst, [4]; 9. 36-Bobby Wellman, [9]; 10. 77-Justin Mong, [16]; 11. 32-Jeff Foster, [15]; 12. 22-Chad Martin, [1]; 13. 29W-Mike Wolf, [13]; 14. 67C-Jason Minter, [17]; 15. (DNF) 29-Wayne Kopp, [14]; 16. (DNF) 13-Zach Rock, [11]; (DNS) 6-Matt Worley. No time.

Lap Leaders: Justin Oberlin (1), Robbie Carroll (2-15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 81-Matt Chronister, [9]; 2. 38-Jason Chronister, [2]; 3. 99-Cody Klinedinst, [1]; 4. 88-Justin Oberlin, [7]; 5. 92-Terry Hartlaub, [6]; 6. (DNF) 6-Matt Worley, [4]; (DNS) 32-Jeff Foster, ; (DNS) 77-Justin Mong, ; (DNS) 67C-Jason Minter. No time.

Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 69-Robbie Carroll, [4]; 2. 47-Travis Brown, [2]; 3. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [7]; 4. 22-Chad Martin, [1]; 5. 36-Bobby Wellman, [6]; 6. 13-Zach Rock, [8]; 7. 29W-Mike Wolf, [5]; 8. 29-Wayne Kopp, [3]. No time.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Daryn Pittman Scores Third Win in Four Starts with Devil’s Bowl Triumph

MESQUITE, TX – April 28, 2018 – Daryn Pittman is on a roll. The Owasso, OK native earned his third win in his last four World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series starts on the opening night of the Texas Outlaw Nationals at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Logan Schuchart scored his best finish of the season in second with Jason Johnson completing the podium.

The night started off with a bang with Jason Johnson breaking a 19-year old Devil’s Bowl track record in Qualifying with a lap of 13.306. Daryn Pittman won the Craftsman Club Dash, earning the pole for the 25-lap Feature.

Pittman led the opening circuit, but it was fourth-starting Jason Johnson that brought the crowd to their feet charging from fourth to the lead on the second lap only for it to be negated by a caution for Ryan Robinson. Pittman saw Johnson utilize the cushion and elected the top on the double-file restart. Johnson restarted third with Schuchart alongside Pittman on the front row.

Pittman established a healthy lead as Johnson followed suit around the cushion. With the top of the speedway clearly the preferred line, lapped traffic was stacking up in front of Pittman, allowing the rest of the field to close in on the Kasey Kahne Racing No.9. Just as Johnson was ready to make a bid for the lead on Lap 13, the Yellow Flag flew for Texan Channin Tankersley.

The caution cleared Pittman of traffic and gave him an open track, which was essential given the racing surface. The double-file restart allowed Schuchart to roll by Johnson around the top for the second spot. Pittman would approach traffic one more time in the closing laps, allowing Schuchart and Johnson to close the gap to under a second at the finish. It was Pittman’s 75th career World of Outlaws victory.

“I knew the place to be was going to be on the top, I just didn’t know that it was going to be on Lap 2. We obviously got real lucky there with the caution,” Pittman said in Victory Lane. “This car is a lot of fun to drive right now. It speaks volumes to the progress this Ionomy team has made this season, we have gone from the lowest of lows to this.

Pittman wasn’t the only one fired up with the victory as his crew chief Justin Adams was pumped up to win at the historic facility, “I’ve never won at Devil’s Bowl before. This is bad ass.”

“I got one of my first Outlaw wins here back in 2000. I’ve got a lot of friends and family here and it is even better to see them in Victory Lane,” Pittman added.

When asked about the untimely cautions, Jason Johnson, despite finishing third, was in good spirits, “That’s racing. Devil’s Bowl is one of my favorite tracks and it’s an honor to be able to run up front here with the World of Outlaws.”

Logan Schuchart had his best outing of the 2018 season and was pleased his Shark Racing No.1S all night. “We’ve always had speed here, the driver just needs to his job,” Schuchart said with a smile before referencing the big pay day tomorrow night.

Donny Schatz finished fourth with Brad Sweet completing the top five. Pittman’s car owner Kasey Kahne was strong all night coming home in sixth.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series return to action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, 2018. The 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Series will pay $20,000 to the winner of the Feature, if you can’t make it to the track is your one stop shop for live streaming of the World of Outlaws!

A-main (25 Laps)

1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$8,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2][$4,000]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [4][$2,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$2,200]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [8][$2,100]; 6. 4K-Kasey Kahne [5][$2,000]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [7][$1,800]; 8. 5-David Gravel [9][$1,600]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$1,500]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [6][$1,300]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [10][$1,200]; 12. 83-Cory Eliason [17][$1,100]; 13. 45-Paul McMahan [11][$1,000]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$700]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [16][$600]; 16. 7S-Jason Sides [13][$600]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [12][$600]; 18. 13-Clyde Knipp [20][$600]; 19. 67K-Tucker Klaasmeyer [19][$600]; 20. 67-Ryan Robinson [18][$600]; 21. 17G-Channin Tankersley [21][$600]; 22. OO-Dane Lorenc [22][$600]; 23. 12W-Dale Wester [23][$600] Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+5]

Qualifying: 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.306; 2. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.376; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.705; 4. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 13.707; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.789; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.814; 7. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.835; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.949; 9. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.951; 10. 67K-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 13.997; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.005; 12. 67-Ryan Robinson, 14.012; 13. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.021; 14. 45-Paul McMahan, 14.097; 15. 5-David Gravel, 14.131; 16. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.175; 17. 83-Cory Eliason, 14.179; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.181; 19. 19-Brent Marks, 14.385; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.39; 21. 17G-Channin Tankersley, 14.422; 22. OO-Dane Lorenc, 14.526; 23. 12W-Dale Wester, NT

Montieth Beaths Brandon Rahmer In Non-Stop Williams Grove Sprints Nouse gets second of season in 358s


Mechanicsburg – “The Edge,” Brian Montieth returned to Williams Grove Speedway victory lane on Friday night for the first time since August of 2016, scoring a popular win in the 410 sprint car main.

In the 358 sprint feature, Kevin Nouse pounced on a restart with two laps to go to steal the win from Jeff Halligan.

The 25-lap 410 sprint main went non-stop from start to finish, turning in a time of 7:45.367 and the entire event proved to be an exciting one.

Steve Buckwalter started on the pole of the feature flanked by Brandon Rahmer with Montieth lining up third and Buckwalter took the lead over a close Rahmer on the start.

From the get-go, Rahmer was forced to deal with a challenging Montieth as Buckwalter set the pace.

Montieth had Rahmer passed twice during the third and fourth laps only to watch as Rahmer drove back by him to reclaim the second spot.

The trio of leaders entered the backmarkers on the eighth lap with Rahmer having gotten away from Montieth just enough to be challenging Buckwalter for control with 10 in the books.

But just that quick, Montieth again caught up to Rahmer and blasted to his inside for second on the 11th tour.

Buckwalter was pounding the high cushion as the leader with both Rahmer and Montieth bearing down for control, darting in and out of traffic when one simple bobble on the cushion cost him the lead on the 13th tour.

As Buckwalter set the car into the third corner, it pitched sideways off of the cushion and came down across the track as Montieth zoomed by along with Rahmer who ended up just squeezing between Buckwalter’s faltering mount and the inside rail in the fourth turn.

Montieth then went to work threading his way around the big half-mile with Rahmer in tow.

At the end, Montieth took the 24th win of his career at the track by 3.755 seconds over Rahmer with Buckwalter, Freddie Rahmer and TJ Stutts completing the top five.

Sixth through 10th went to Bill Balog, Anthony Macri, Lucas Wolfe, Greg Hodnett and Aaron Ott.

Heats went to Buckwalter, Brandon Rahmer and Montieth.
Jeff Halligan took the lead from Chris Frank on the second lap of the 20-lap 358 sprint main and had point leaeder Kevin Nouse on his trail in second on the fourth circuit.

Nouse and Halligan then raced the next 14 laps challenging each other for the win as Knouse pulled even with Halligan to his inside more than once only to watch as Halligan clawed back into control.

Halligan changed lanes at will around the oval as he fought to hold onto the lead, keeping Nouse guessing in every turn while also working the backmarkers.

Through it all, Halligan was able to maintain his advantage over Nouse until a lone caution flag unfurled with two laps go to and that proved to be Halligan’s undoing.

The pacesetter set a slow gait back to the green flag and that allowed Nouse to climb all over him for the lead as the pair entered the first corner.

Nouse pushed his No. 11 to Halligan’s inside as the pair blasted into the turn and then drove off for the victory, his second of the season at the track and the 19th of is oval career.

Frank was third followed by Brett Wanner and Todd Rittenhouse Jr.

Sixth through 10th went to Scott Fisher, Matt Findley, Rich Eichelberger, Brie Hershey and Dwight Leppo.

Heats went to Frank, Gregg Foster and Findley.

Feature Finishes

410 sprints: 1. Brian Montieth, 2. Brandon Rahmer, 3. Steve Buckwalter, 4. Freddie Rahmer, 5. TJ Stutts, 6. Bill Balog, 7. Anthony Macri, 8. Lucas Wolfe, 9. Greg Hodnett, 10. Aaron Ott, 11. Rick Lafferty, 12. Cory Haas, 13. Logan Wagner, 14. Chad Trout, 15. Tony Fiore, 16. Tyler Esh, 17. TJ Dehaven, 18. Troy Fraker, 19. Rodney Westhafer, 20. Kody Lehman, 21. Chris Priar, 22. Matt Boland, 23. Nicole Bower, 24. Alan Krimes

358 sprints: 1. Kevin Nouse, 2. Jeff Halligan, 3. Chris Frank, 4. Brett Wanner, 5. Todd Rittenhouse Jr., 6. Scott Fisher, 7. Matt Findley, 8. Rich Eichelberger, 9. Brie Hershey, 10. Dwight Leppo, 11. Glenndon Forsythe, 12. Hank Donovan Jr., 13. Gregg Foster, 14. Troy Rhome, 15. Jake Galloway, 16. JB Cunningham, 17. Wyatt Hinkle

DNS: Jake Eldreth, Cody Keller, Troy Wagaman Jr., Nyle Berkes

Friday, April 27, 2018

David Gravel Tames Lightning-Fast Surface at Cotton Bowl for First Win of 2018

PAIGE, TX – April 26, 2018 – After being rained out twice earlier in the year at the facility, but the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series finally completed the event at Cotton Bowl Speedway. David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports No.5 team swept the entire evening en route to picking up his first win of the 2018 season. Brad Sweet and Jason Johnson completed the podium.

David Gravel started off his clean sweep of the program by setting fast time over the field with a lap of 13.832. Gravel went on to win his Heat Race and the Craftsman Club Dash to earn the pole for the 35-lap Feature.

With the amount of rain Cotton Bowl Speedway received over the past week, the track continued to get faster throughout the evening. Gravel’s fastest lap in the Dash was an eye-opening 13.276, nearly three-tenths under the existing track record and .556 faster than his lap in Qualifying, that paced the field. Gravel's fastest lap in the Feature was a 13.598.

An opening lap Red Flag for Clyde Knipp, who slightly rolled over in turn one, reset the field. Gravel led the field down the frontstretch once again and began expanding his lead.

Brad Sweet cut the gap to less than a car-length with seven laps, giving flashbacks to Cotton Bowl fans that attended the World of Outlaws race at the facility in 2016, that saw Sweet steal the victory in thrilling fashion that night. It was not meant to be for Sweet tonight as Gravel powered by two lapped cars to seal his first victory of the season and a clean sweep on the evening.

“This is what this team deserves. I’ve got to thank Barry, Derek, Zach and everyone that worked on this car to make it go fast,” Gravel said. “We’ve been running decently, just not getting into Dashes. Track position was huge tonight. The track was really heavy and got faster all night. Going green-to-checkered was a little tiring,” the Watertown, CT native added.

When asked about Sweet pulling within striking distance, Gravel said, “I heard him. Turn three and four were so tricky tonight. It was a long overdue first win of the year. Hopefully, we can pick up from last year and get going” Gravel, an 18-time winner a year ago, crossed the line 1.453 seconds ahead of Sweet for the 35th win of his career.

Sweet was pleased with his second-place effort, “The lapped cars were so tricky. We had a shot there, but David did a great job getting by those last few lapped cars. We’ll move on to Devil’s Bowl the next two nights and try and pick up a victory.”

Jason Johnson made some daring moves early in the event to move into third and secure the podium finish. The Eunice, LA native acknowledged his previous racing career around this region and how great it is to come back with the World of Outlaws before thanking the fans for coming out on a Thursday evening.

Cory Eliason continued his strong start to the season with a fourth-place finish with Daryn Pittman completing the top-five. Nine-time Series Champion and current points leader Donny Schatz suffered from a rare mechanical issue as his Tony Stewart Racing No.15 visibly battled an ailing front end as he limped to a ninth-place finish. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action at its birthplace, Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Friday and Saturday for the Series 40th Anniversary Celebration! If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on!

Abbreviated Results from Cotton Bowl Speedway - April 26, 2018

Feature (35 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$5,500]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [3][$3,200]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason [6][$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [5][$2,500]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [8][$2,300]; 7. 4K-Kasey Kahne [9][$2,200]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$2,100]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13][$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$1,500]; 12. 45-Paul McMahan [12][$1,200]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [14][$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [15][$1,050]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [16][$1,000]; 16. OO-Dane Lorenc [17][$900]; 17. 17G-Channin Tankersley [20][$800]; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen [19][$800]; 19. 19-Brent Marks [11][$800]; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp [18][$800] Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+3]

Qualifying: 1. 5-David Gravel, 13.832; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.877; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.907; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.948; 5. 41-Jason Johnson, 14.011; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.119; 7. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.144; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.224; 9. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 14.232; 10. 83-Cory Eliason, 14.265; 11. 45-Paul McMahan, 14.272; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 14.293; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.397; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.4; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.401; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.401; 17. OO-Dane Lorenc, 14.501; 18. 17G-Channin Tankersley, 14.557; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.887; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.071

Heat #1 - (8 Laps) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [3]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 4. 4K-Kasey Kahne [5]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 7. 45-Paul McMahan [6]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [10]; 10. OO-Dane Lorenc [9]

Heat #2 - (8 Laps) - 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 9. 17G-Channin Tankersley [9]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [10]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [3]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 6. 83-Cory Eliason [6]

Qualifier (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer to the Back of the Dash: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][-]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [2][-]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4][-]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5][-]; 5. 4K-Kasey Kahne [3][-]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7][-]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [8][-]; 8. 45-Paul McMahan [9][-]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][-]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [6][-]; 11. 7S-Jason Sides [12][-]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [16][-]; 13. OO-Dane Lorenc [15][-]; 14. 13-Clyde Knipp [13][-]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [11][-]; 16. 17G-Channin Tankersley [14][-]

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway’s popular pro stock division will take center stage this Saturday, April 28, in the 17th Annual Pro Stock 20 sponsored by A&A Auto Stores. The championship race will pay $1,000 to win and $100 to start.

Joining the pro stocks will be the 360 sprint cars, super late models in their first start of the season, and roadrunners. Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates at 5 p.m.  Qualifying slated to begin at 6:45 p.m. 

Past winners of the Pro Stock 20 include Gerald Kratzer of Selinsgrove (2002), Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove (2003, 2013), Gary Beward of Thompsontown (2004, 2006, 2007), Troy Miller of Tower City (2005), Jason Smith of Williamsport (2008, 2010), AJ Hoffman of Richfield (2009, 2011, 2012), AJ Stroup of Evandale (2015, 2016), and 2014 and defending winner Brad Mitch of McClure.

Group time trials and heats will be the qualifying format for the Pro Stock 20.  The championship trophy will be sponsored by The Middleburg IGA.

Defending track champion Tommy Slanker of York and Bachman have won 15-lap features so far this season.

The Mach 1 Chassis 360 sprint cars and Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center super late models will each compete in 25-lap features paying $2,000 win.  The Collier Paving & Construction roadrunners will make their third start this year in a 12-lap feature. 

Selinsgrove Raceway Park will swing back into action at 7 p.m. this Friday, April 27, with a program of go kart racing.  Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

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

2018 Pro Stock 20 Purse: 1) $1,000 2) $400 3) $300 4) $200 5) $175 6) $150 7) $130 8) $120 9) $115 10) $110 11) $105 12-24) $100  TOW: $50

Admission for April 28, 2018: Adults $15; Students (12-17) $7; Kids 11 & Under Free; Pit Passes $30

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kyle Smith takes round 2 of the Beer Hill Cup

It was Beer Hill Cup race 2 Saturday night and only 26 cars were expected as cold temperatures have kept recreational racers in the garage until Saturday night, when things warmed up. 40 cars were on hand for Alan Kumpf Benefit night with PASS. Kumpf ran the number 40 which matched the unexpected car count Saturday. Many PASS teams made their first start of the season and Western PA racers eager to get started traveled to the Speed Palace.

A total of $821 was raised for Kumpf who was a part time racer for more than a decade with PASS. Kumpf Passed away recently at the age of 37 and is survived by a wife and 3 children. It was an impressive amount of generosity from the racing community once again for a driver that many people may have never met.

Four qualifying events were needed, and Austin Bishop drew the pole position after earning the draw in his heat race, unfortunately for the second race in a row at Port Royal Bishop was unable start when the teams came to the grid. Kassidy Kreitz suffered the same fate just 2 weeks before. Bishop was the leader of the Beer Hill Cup points going into the evening.

Dylan Shatzer ran a brilliant race in the middle groove while other ran the high side. Shatzer led the first four laps when Christian Rumsey took over the lead. Kyle Smith moved into position and was able to take over the lead on a lap 7 restart while Shatzer and Rumsey tried to hold off Jeff Miller Jr. through the second half of the race. Miller was able to garner a second place finish as he tried to close on Smith. A hard charging Darren Miller ran out of laps as he charged into the lead pack and was headed for the front in the closing laps settling for 3rd place.

Sixth through 10th went to Zach Newlin, Ken Duke Jr., Jonathan Jones, Drew Ritchey and Kassidy Kreitz.

Heats were taken by Shatzer, Darren Miller, Jeff Miller and Smith with Stephanie Dodson taking the consolation race.

305 sprints, 18 laps: 1. Kyle Smith, 2. Jeff Miller, 3. Darren Miller, 4. Christian Rumsey, 5. Dylan Shatzer, 6. Zach Newlin, 7. Ken Duke Jr., 8. Jonathan Jones, 9. Drew Ritchey, 10. Kassidy Kreitz, 11. Nick Sweigart, 12. John Scarborough, 13. Jaremi Hanson, 14. Kyle Ganoe, 15. Josh Dressler, 16. Reed Thompson, 17. Roger Irvine, 18. Colton Hoover, 19. Fred Arnold, 20. Erin Statler, 21. Stephanie Dodson, 22. Josh Guiher, 23. Andrew Hake, 24. Vincey Dougherty, 25. Wally Eshenaur

DNQ: Austin Bishop, Cody Hackenberry, Dave Guss Jr., Robert Garvey, Randy Sterling, Cory Thornton, Dave Wickham, Jacob Gomola, Jimmy White, Kirsten Hess, John Fiore, Cale Reigel, Matthew Kline, Dave Graber, Kurt Knepper

Brock Zearfoss goes back-to-back in Central PA; $100,000 World Championship on deck

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

JONESTOWN, Pa. (April 23, 2018) – Doing so in fantastic fashion, the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss scored back-to-back victories in Central Pennsylvania during the recent weekend, cracking into the win column at Williams Grove Speedway, as well as at Port Royal Speedway, on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, respectively. For Zearfoss, the pair of wins increased his career total to 11, also amassing a pair of wins in 2016, followed by seven in 2017.

Zearfoss earned his trip to victory lane at Williams Grove Speedway with a late-race maneuver around race-long leader, Bill Balog, catapulting beyond the “North Pole Nightmare” after a restart with five circuits remaining. The Jonestown, Pa., native started sixth on the grid.

In a little different fashion, Zearfoss’ victory at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” was accomplished from the front row, leading all 25 circuits around the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile from the outside-pole position. Zearfoss earned his front row starting spot by way of passing points; finishing first and fourth during two rounds of heat races.

In addition, Zearfoss earned a top-five finish during the United Racing Club portion of the program on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, concluding his Open Wheel Madness campaign with a fifth place performance after starting on the outside of row four.

“Man, this is awesome,” Zearfoss said, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Meckley’s Limestone/Central Builders Supply Co./Berkebile Oil Company/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Creekside Roofing and Siding/Invisible Glass/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./No. 3Z sprint car. “The first win of the season is always the hardest to get, but to get two in one weekend says so much about this team. We’ve been working our butts off trying to get our cars where they need to be. We definitely got our Maxim Chassis rolling this weekend. This is the confidence boost we needed heading into Mansfield’s World Championship.”

Up next on the schedule, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing will make the tow west to Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, for the inaugural Sprint Car World Championship. The $100,000-to-win blockbuster will take shape on Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, and will kick-off officially with a practice round on Thursday, April 26.  Zearfoss is certainly no stranger to Mansfield’s dirt surface, finishing fifth at the state-of-the-art facility during the inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals in August.

Brock Zearfoss would like to thank all of his marketing partners including: Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Berkebile Oil Company, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Roofing and Siding, Invisible Glass, Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc., Schaeffer Racing Oil, Smith Precision Products, GME Steering, K1 RaceGear, Simpson Race Products, CR Graphics, G Force Gears, Precision Powder Coat, Susquehanna Valley Speed Shop, RRI Graphics, AL Driveline, Stouffer Equipment Company, Leahys Auto Body/Towing.

Fans can keep up with Brock Zearfoss during his entire campaign right here at, or at Be sure to “follow” the “Jonestown Jet” on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: and Facebook:


2016 Wins: 2 (Williams Grove Speedway & Port Royal Speedway)

2017 Wins: 7 (Port Royal Speedway x5 including Open Wheel Madness)(Williams Grove Speedway – World of Outlaws; Billy Kimmel Memorial). 2017 Port Royal Speedway Track Champion.

2018 Top-5s: 5
2018 Top-10s: 8
2018 Wins: 2

2018 Highlights: Brock Zearfoss finished fifth during the 2018 Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday, March 11. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway (10th) and Port Royal Speedway (6th) on March 30 & 31. Charged from 22nd to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 7. Finished second during All Star sanctioned Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on April 13. Charged from 26th to 15th during All Star sanctioned Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway on April 14. Earned victories at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 20-21. Finished fifth with URC Sprint Car Series at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 21.

Danny Dietrich earns third victory of season; Mansfield’s World Championship next

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (April 23, 2018) – Danny Dietrich’s last minute decision to travel to the Pigeon Hills on Saturday night worked out to be worth $3,500, not only conquering heat race competition from the last row, but moving on to lead all 25 laps during the evening’s main event to secure his second Lincoln Speedway victory of the 2018 season.

Dietrich, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car, bumped his 2018 season win total to three, adding Saturday’s Lincoln Speedway triumph to a list that already includes a Lincoln Speedway win from March 10, as well as a BAPS Motor Speedway victory from April 8.

It was Dietrich’s 40th-career win at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway, now tied with Lance Dewease for eighth on the track’s all-time wins list.

“It wasn’t on our schedule originally, but the plan to go to Lincoln instead of Port Royal Speedway worked out in our favor,” Dietrich said. “I’m proud of these guys. When our schedule changes in a hurry, I can still count on my guys to be ready to go. We are heading out to Mansfield this weekend. We’ll see what we can do.”

Before earning the victory in Abbottstown, Dietrich kicked-off his recent weekend with an eighth place finish at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 20. Including his top-ten at The Grove, and his victory in the Pigeon Hills, the Gettysburg native now owns 12 top-ten finishes on the season.

Up next on the schedule,  “Double-D” Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will make the trek west to Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, for the inaugural Sprint Car World Championship on Friday and Saturday, April 27-28. The weekend finale will award $100,000.

If World Championship results are less than desired on Friday, Dietrich will travel home and enter competition at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 28.

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at, as well as on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: and Facebook: Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track.


2018 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: (thru April 22, 2018)
Top-5s: 5
Top-10s: 12
Wins: 3
2018 Highlights: Earned three top-ten finishes against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during trip to Florida in early February, all highlighted with a seventh place finish at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. Earned win at Lincoln Speedway on 3/10 worth $3,500. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway during Sprint Spring Championship ($5,000). Earned pair of seventh place finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on April 6-7. Picked up second win of 2018 at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 8. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 13. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 20. Earned third victory of season on Saturday, April 21, at Lincoln Speedway.

2018 Wins: 3 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8)

Monday, April 23, 2018

Williams Grove Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour/URC Sprints To Battle May 4 Oval offers 410 and 358 sprints May 27


Mechanicsburg – Just two weeks remain until the big Battle At The Groves event at Williams Grove Speedway, bringing together the best in the 360 c.i. sprint car racing business when the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and URC Sprints meet on Friday, May 4.

The show will pit the Lucas Oils ASCS National Tour stars agains the URC stars in a battle that will go 25 laps for $4,000 to win and $400 to start.

The 410 sprints will also race for $4,000 to win during the big racing program.

The May 4 show will be the first ever appearance in history by the Lucas Oil ASCS 360 National Tour sprints at Williams Grove Speedway.

Sprint car veteran Sammy Swindell currently leads the national points over two-time and defending national tour champion Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Johnny Herrera.

Meanwhile, coming up Friday night, April 27 at Williams Grove Speedway, the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and HJ Towing & Recovery 358 sprints will take center stage at 8 pm.

The 410 sprints will compete in a Yellow Breeches 500 event, paying $500 just to take the feature green flag.

Brock Zearfoss and Chase Dietz scored 410 and 358 sprint mains at the track on April 20.

Adult general admission for the April 27 racing program is set at $15 with students ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.

Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway.

Keep up to all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the oval’s official website at or by following the track on Facebook and Twitter

Port Royal Hosts ULMS Late Model Chiller Thriller April 28 410 sprints, econo lates and xtremes also on Dotterer Equip Race To Cure Cancer Night


PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway will present Dotterer Equipment Race To Cure Cancer Night coming up this Saturday, April 28 at 6 pm.

Featured in racing action will be the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprint cars, the River Valley Builders super late models, the Gray’s Insurance econo late models and the Juniata Junction xtreme stocks.

The super late models will be competing in the make up ULMS Late Model Chiller Thriller, going 30 laps and paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start.

Originally slated for March 24 but falling victim to weather, the ULMS Late Model Chiller Thriller will feature a host of local stars along with ULMS touring invaders.

An even dozen drivers are signed on to follow the ULMS tour this season including champion Dave Hess of Waterford plus Doug Eck, Max Blair, Greg Oakes and more.

The ULMS stars will battle track powerhouses like Jeff Rine, Andy Haus, Mike Lupfer, Coleby Frye, Nick Dickson and others.

For more information on the ULMS tour, visit

The Port Royal portion of the 50/50 on the night will be going to the American Cancer Society.

Members of the upcoming Mifflin/Juniata County Relay For Life will also be in attendance raising funds for the June relay.

Dotterer Equipment Company sponsors the big racing program and has two locations, located in Honey Grove and Mill Hall and has been doing business for 64 years.

Dotterer offers a range of farming and excavation equipment, sales and services for Kubota, Stihl, Land Pride and Steiner brands.

Find them on the web at

Adult general admission for the April 28 show is $20 with students ages 12 – 18 priced at just $7.

Keep up to date on all the latest speedway news and information by visiting the speedway’s official website at or by following the oval on facebook and twitter.


SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Mark Smith of Sunbury held off the hard-charging Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville for the victory in Sunday night’s suspenseful 30-lap Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway.

For Smith, driving the Mach 1 Chassis/Optilumen No. 1M, the $4,088 win was his first of the season in central Pennsylvania and fourth overall.  He was the fifth different driver to receive the custom crystal cup trophy presented by the Tilley family for winning the tribute race honoring the memory of the speedway’s former four-time sprint car champion.

The win was Smith’s first in a 410 sprint car at Selinsgrove since 2003. He holds the distinction as the only driver to have won in four different classes of open wheel cars at the track, including super sportsman, 358 sprint cars, 360 sprint cars, and 410 sprint cars.

Greg Hodnett of York was the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier with a lap time of 15.849 (120 MPH average), nearly eclipsing Daryn Pittman’s 2011 track record of 15.810, on the track’s new red clay surface.

Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove inherited the lead from opening night winner Tommy Slanker of York and went on to win the 15-lap pro stock main event.

Keith Bissinger of Orangeville scored his first win of the season in the 12-lap roadrunner feature by holding off last week’s winner Ryan Zook of Mifflintown.

Selinsgrove Speedway is back in action at 7 p.m. this Saturday, April 28, with the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks in the A&A Auto Stores Pro Stock 20, and roadrunners. Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates at 5 p.m.

Polesitter Gerard McIntyre pulled into the lead at the start of the 410 sprint car feature and was chased by second-place starter TJ Stutts until third-place starter Steve Buckwalter advanced to second entering turn three.

On lap four, Buckwalter’s car blew a tire on the frontstretch, causing the Royersford driver to get sideways in turn one. When his car rolled over it was struck by Jason Shultz’s sprinter. Both drivers escaped injury.

When the race resumed on lap five, McIntyre held a solid lead over fifth-place starter Mark Smith, Stutts, and fourth-place starter Freddie Rahmer. The race was slowed again on lap 10 when Blane Heimbach’s car rolled to a stop on the backstretch with a flat tire. Heimbach rejoined the field.

Smith made the winning pass using the inside lane entering turn one on the lap 11 restart. A lap later Rahmer moved into second after getting by McIntyre in turn 3. On the 14th lap, Heimbach’s car stopped on the frontstretch with mechanical issues.

At the halfway point, an intense multi-car battle unfolded for positions in the top five between Stutts, Hodnett, McIntyre, and 12th place starter Brock Zearfoss. When Zearfoss drove to the outside in turns three and four his car got sideways and struck the outside guardrail, ending his drive to the front and chances of a three-win weekend.

The final 10 laps saw Smith set the pace in front of Rahmer, Stutts, Hodnett and ninth-place starter Lucas Wolfe. In the closing laps, the leaders began to encounter slower traffic, allowing Rahmer to reel in Smith. At the checkered flag, Smith was victorious by .51 of a second in a close finish with Rahmer. Stutts, Hodnett, and Wolfe rounded out the top five.

In the season’s second pro stock feature, polesitter Tommy Slanker powered into the early lead over fourth-place starter AJ Hoffman and second-place starter Brandon Moser. On the foreboding 13th circuit, misfortune struck Slanker’s racer and allowed by fourth-place starter AJ Hoffman to lead the next lap.

With two laps remaining, third-place starter Kyle Bachman made an inside pass by Hoffman on the frontstretch to take the lead. Bachman went on to win the race by just .57 of a second over Moser, Slanker, Andrew Shoop, and Shaun Lawton.

Defending co-champion Will Brunson started on the pole in the roadrunner feature and held off co-champion and sixth-place starter Keith Bissinger for the first five laps before Bissinger took command of the field during a three-wide race in turn two on the sixth circuit.

While Bissinger set the pace, third-place starter Ryan Zook and Brunson remained in striking distance. At the checkered flag, Bissinger was victorious by the slimmest of margins over Zook, Brunson, Smith Cope, and Jake Jones. 

410 Sprint Cars – 20 Entries
30-Lap A-Main:  1) M1 Mark Smith ($4,088)  2) 51 Freddie Rahmer  3) 11 TJ Stutts  4) 27 Greg Hodnett  5) 24 Lucas Wolfe  6) 39 Anthony Macri  7) 07 Gerald McIntyre  8) 44 Trey Starks  9) 14 Coleman Gulick  10) 33 Michael Walter  11) 28F Davie Franek  12) 66 Ryan Kissinger  13) 98 Joe Trenca  14) 3Z Brock Zearfoss  15) 12 Blane Heimbach  16) 17B Steve Buckwalter  17) 29 Jason Shultz  18) 9 Ryan Linder  19) 10 Joe Kata  20) 19 Colby Womer

Heat Winners:   Freddie Rahmer, Steve Buckwalter, TJ Stutts

Time Trials:  1) 27 Greg Hodnett 15.849  2) 44 Trey Starks 15.878  3) 24 Lucas Wolfe 15.919  4) 39 Anthony Macri 15.994  5) 12 Blane Heimbach 16.003  6) 3Z Brock Zearfoss 16.016  7) 51 Freddie Rahmer 16.047  8) 17B Steve Buckwalter 16.056  9) 29 Jason Shultz 16.088  10) 07 Gerald McIntyre 16.177  11) M1 Mark Smith 16.202  12) 11 TJ Stutts 16.407  13) 14 Coleman Gullick 16.517  14) 28F Davie Franek 16.616  15) 10 Joe Kata 16.637  16) 98 Joe Trenca 16.707  17) 9 Ryan Linder 16.772  18) 66 Ryan Kissinger 16.992  19) 33 Michael Walter 17.190  20) 19 Colby Womer 17.664

Pro Stocks – 12 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 99B Kyle Bachman  2) 8M Brandon Moser  3) 40 Tommy Slanker  4) 8S Andrew Shoop  5) 92 Shaun Lawton  6) 00 Cory Long  7) 11B Jake Buck  8) 89 John Schoch  9) 6C AJ Hoffman  10) 9 Noah Jensen  11) 55T John Troxell  12) 14C Bill Conrad

Heat Winners:  AJ Hoffman, Kyle Bachman

Roadrunners – 9 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 11 Keith Bissinger  2) 28Z Ryan Zook  3) 8B Will Brunson  4) 1 Smith Cope  5) 7 Jake Jones  6) 32 Ken Schreffler  7) 7S Butch Shaffer  8) 44C Corey Collier  9) 28 Nick Decker  10) 28M Miranda Minium

Heat Winners:  Will Brunson, Jake Jones

Scott Dellinger goes Back to Back at BAPS Motor Speedway

YORK HAVEN, Pa.: Scott Dellinger mentioned a couple of weeks ago that he was more concerned with wins than backing up a championship.

 It looks like he is taking care of both in early-season Super Sportsman action at BAPS Motor Speedway.

 For the second straight week, Dellinger crossed the line first in the 25-lap Super Sportsman main event. The win was worth $1,000 and put the 2017 division champion 25 points ahead of Frankie Herr in the standings.

 “This is the first time I’ve ever won back-to-back features,” Dellinger said. “Hats off to my crew and everyone for working hard.”

  A week ago, Dellinger had to orchestrate a late-race pass on Herr to land in Victory Lane. It wasn’t near as difficult this week.

 Dellinger drew the outside pole, which put the rest of the field in a bad way from the start. He beat Chris Meleason off the start and made it through Turns 1 and 2 with the top spot in hand.

 Once out front, Dellinger was in a race of his own. The only thing that slowed his pace was a caution on Lap 21, when Justin Foster rolled to a stop and a red flag with one lap to go in the main event.

 It didn’t matter. Dellinger was the class of the field and dominated the final restart to take the win over Kenny Edkin, who charged from eighth. Meleason was third, followed by Chase Gutshall and Russ Mitten.

Doug Dodson was hard charger, advancing from 21st to 10th. Herr, Edkin, and Mike Enders were heat winners for the 30-car field. Nate Young topped the field in the consolation event.

While Dellinger dominated the Super Sportsman event, the rest of the features were in doubt to the end.

Jasen Geesaman provided the most excitement in the 20-lap Street Stock feature by pulling off an epic charge from 24th to first to claim the win.

There were six lead changes in the first 19 laps. Ryan Smith and Brian Walls swapped the lead four times in the first 10 laps before Eric Tripp took control of the race on Lap 11 and was poised for the win.

 That all changed when Geesaman took second and reeled in Tripp. Geesaman grabbed the top spot on the final circuit to claim an entertaining win. Tripp settled for second, with Smith, Kyle Saylor, and Walls completing the top five.

Saylor and Joey Hoffer were heat winners for the 25-car field. Geesaman won, so he wasn’t eligible for hard-charger honors. Kyle Martin took the honor by advancing from 25th to 11th in the final rundown.

 Alex Bright made a late-race charge to the front to capture the 20-lap USAC Midget portion of the program.

 Bright started fifth on the grid and stalked the frontrunners for most of the race. Adam Pierson started on the pole and was in control until Bright surged by on the 19th circuit.

Once out front, it was all Bright, who took the win. Pierson settled for second, followed by Tommy Kunsman, Ryan Wilson, and Shawn Jackson. Andrew Layser and Bright were heat winners for the 19-car field.

Alex Schmiedel lost the lead early but rebounded to take the victory in the 20-lap Central Pa. Legends main event.

Scott Houdeshell unseated Schmiedel at the front of the field on Lap 4 but bounced back to retake the lead two laps later. There were some close calls over the final 15 circuits, but Schmiedel took the win.

Houdeshell, Travis McClelland, Lucas Montgomery, and Harlon Leppo completed the top five. Jeremy Ott was hard charger, advancing from 21st to 10th.

 Zachary Settle, Montgomery, and Mason Chaney were heat winners for the 33-car field. Ott also won the consolation.

 Super Sportsman Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Scott Dellinger; 2. Kenny Edkin; 3. Chris Meleason; 4. Chase Gutshall; 5. Russ Mitten; 6. Frankie Herr; 7. Mike Enders; 8. Scott Grace; 9. Jay Fannasy; 10. Doug Dodson; 11. Timmie Barrick; 12. Garrett Williamson; 13. Paul Miller; 14. Steve Whary; 15. Justin Foster; 16. Bruce Buckwalter Jr.; 17. John Edkin; 18. Nate Young; 19. Eric Walker; 20. Todd Leonard; 21. Chuck Landis; 22. Davey Walsh; 23. Matt Ondek; 24. Tyler Wolford.

 Midget Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Alex Bright; 2. Adam Pierson; 3. Tommy Kunsman; 4. Ryan Wilson; 5. Shawn Jackson; 6. Mark Lowrey; 7. Mike Myers; 8. Johnny Smith; 9 Steve Craig; 10. Andrew Layser; 11. Ryan Greth; 12. Reed Salony; 13. Josh Heckman. DNS: Kenny Johnson; Rob Spino; Lee Nardelli; Jason Rice; Kenny Miller; Brett Conkling.

 Legend Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Alex Schmiedel; 2. Scott Houdeshell; 3. Travis McClelland; 4. Lucas Montgomery; 5. Harlon Leppo; 6. Mason Chaney; 7. Bill Diehl; 8. Jeremy Ott; 9. Travis Perry; 10. Brian Racine; 11. Brent Marquis; 12. Trent Yoder; 13. Greg Burd; 14. Kevin Nowak; 15. Rick Hartwig; 16. Nathan Renfro; 17. Chandler Pagnotta; 18. Scott Smith; 19. Stephen Wurtzer; 20. Shawn Abney; 21. Ed Trump; 22. Robert Shaw; 23. Zachary Settle; 24. Austin Bellemare.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

DANNY DIETRICH RETURNS HOME FOR SECOND WIN OF THE SEASON AT THE FABULOUS LINCOLN SPEEDWAY; Dave Brown registers first career 358 sprint win, Shaun Jones wires the field in non-stop 358 late model feature

 ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 4/21/2018 – “It’s good to be back home here at Lincoln.”
So said Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich after wiring the field, leading all 25 laps en route to his second win of the season at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

Dietrich started outside the polesitter Glenndon Forsythe for the start of the 25-lap $3,500-to-win 410 Sprint feature, grabbed the lead at the drop of the green, and withstood the challenges of last week’s feature winner Freddie Rahmer for 24 laps to pick up his 40th career win at the Pigeon Hills oval, placing him in a tie with Lance Dewease for eighth all time.

“It feels good to come down here and get a win,” said Dietrich following his traditional wing-dance in victory lane. “We’ve been having trouble with getting to tracks that are (racey) to race on, and Lincoln’s always good…that’s why we decided to come here tonight.”

“It’s close to home,” Dietrich quickly added. “We’re kind of tired of the hour and a half drive in a sense and it’s gets kind of boring and lonely on the way home when you don’t run good.”
A caution on the third lap for a Zach Eucalano spin put third-starting Rahmer and fourth-starting Alan Krimes right behind him.

“The format they got is rewarding, said Dietrich on Lincoln’s qualifying format that places emphasis on the heat races as they line-up the feature field “heads-up from there finish. “I think it’s putting on a hell-of-a show for the fans in the heat races…I talked to Alan last year about doing this format and I think it pays off.”

“I was a little worried the first couple of laps in the heat race,” Dietrich reflected. “I wasn’t sure I could find a hole to get too but once everybody got single file I could pick and choose.”
Dietrich pulled away with a clear track in front of him and entered lapped traffic by the seventh lap.
Seventh-starting Brian Montieth had started to work his way to the front and passed Krimes for third in lapped traffic on the ninth lap.

“You’ve got to race pretty good through the feature to hold off the other guys that are fast up front,” said Dietrich. “I think it puts on a good show for everybody…that’s what is great about this format.”
“You get rewarded. But everybody is getting rewarded.”

At the halfway mark Tyler Ross encountered problems exiting the fourth turn, eventually flipping in the second turn to bring out the red flag with 12 laps officially in the books. Ross was okay.
So with 13 laps to go, Dietrich once again had a clear track ahead of him, with Rahmer, Montieth, and Krimes right behind.

And just as before, Dietrich controlled the restart and put daylight between himself and the field as they entered lapped traffic again with eight laps to go. Montieth and Rahmer began battling for the runner-up spot with two laps to go, giving Dietrich some breathing room the final laps and took the checkered .93-seconds ahead for his third overall win of 2018.

“I like the time trial shows,” said Dietrich on his plans moving forward in 2018. “I like the shows that are rewarding for the heat races…we’re going to bounce around like today where we changed where we were going, this is going to happen a little more often.

“We’re going to Mansfield (OH) next weekend, but if Friday don’t go well, we’ll probably see you again next Saturday. We hope to be there for the big dance on Saturday (Mansfield Motor Speedway for the $100,000-to-win Sprint Car World Championship).

Rahmer held off Montieth in the battle for second, with Montieth settling for third, Krimes fourth, and ninth-starting Jim Siegel fifth.

Completing the top-10 were Forsythe, Chris Knopp, Tim Glatfelter, Scott Fisher, and 13th-starting Brandon Rahmer.

Heats for the 22 410 Sprinters on hand were won by Forsythe, Dietrich, and Rahmer.

Former Mid-Atlantic 305 Sprint Series standout, Dave Brown of Aston (PA) picked up his first career 358 Sprint Series win at Lincoln.

Brown followed polesitter Dalton Dietrich from his outside front row starting spot at the drop of the green of the 20-lap feature.

Brown slipped by Dietrich for the lead on the seventh lap and then held off Friday night Trail-Way Speedway winner Cody Fletcher in a one-lap dash to the checkered to register his inaugural 358 sprint victory.

Dietrich settled for third, Trey Hivner fourth, and Chase Dietz fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 were Troy Wagaman Jr., Jeff Halligan, Brie Hershey, Kody Hartlaub, and Kenny Kuhn.

Heats for the 22 358 Sprinters on hand were won by Halligan, Dylan Norris, and Brent Shearer.
Shaun Jones grabbed the lead from his pole starting position at the drop of the green of the 358 Late Model feature and drove non-stop for 5 minutes 57.58 seconds to take the checkered for the 2.47-second win over third starting Randy Christine, Jr.

Jones literally held off Christine and fifth-starting Wes Bonebrake the entire 20-lap distance.
Ninth-starting Gene Knaub and seventh-starting Devin Frey rounded out the top-five.
Completing the top-10 were 11th-starting Alan Sagi, Craig Wagaman, Bobby Beard, Bruce Kane, and Bernie Beard.

Heats for the 21 358 Late Models on hand were won by Bonebrake, Christine, and Sagi.
Lincoln Speedway is back in action next Saturday night, April 28st, with the running of the 15TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL for 410 Sprints (33 Laps/$6,900 to win), plus 358 Sprints and Street Stocks. Gates will open at 5:30 PM, with hot laps getting underway at 7 PM, and time trials starting at 7:30 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.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Abbottstown, PA

410 Sprint Feature Finish (25 Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,500); 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3, 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 7. 6K-Chris Knopp; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 21T-Scott Fisher; 10. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 11. 7K-Dan Shetler; 12. 39-Cory Haas; 13. 19-Landon Myers; 14. 1X-Chad Trout; 15. 17-Cole Young; 16. 22T-Matt Boland; 17. 73B-Brett Michalski; 18. 40-George Hobough; 19-10-Zach Eucalano; 20. 5-Tyler Ross (DNF); 21. 3-Chris Prior (DNF). No Time.

Lap Leaders – Danny Dietrich (1-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 7K-Dan Shetler; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski; 7. 40-George Hobaugh; 8. 10-Zach Eucalano. Time – 2:21.848

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 6K-Chris Knopp; 3. 5-Tyler Ross; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 1X-Chat Trout; 6. 19-Landon Myers; 7. 39-Cory Haas. Time – 2:26.905
410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 59-Jim Siegel; 4. 22T-Matt Boland; 5. 17N-Cole Young; 6. 3-Chris Priar; DNS – 99M-Kyle Moody. No Time

358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 27-Dave Brown; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 4. 7-Trey Hivner; 5. 4R-Chase Dietz; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 7. 66-Jeff Halligan; 8. 97-Brie Hershey; 9. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 10. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 11. 14T-Tyler Walton; 12. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 13. 28-Matt Findley; 14. 44-Dylan Norris; 15. 12-Brent Shearer; 16. 59-Steve Wilbur; 17. 5A-Zachary Allman; 18. 11-Greg Plank; 19. 27G-Jake Galloway; 20. 4-Dwight Leppo (DNF); 21. 50-Alyson Dietz (DNF); 22. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF). No Time.

Lap Leaders – Dalton Dietrich (1-6), Dave Brown (7-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 66-Jeff Halligan; 2. 4R-Chase Dietz; 3. 59-Steve Wilbur; 4. 7-Trey Hivner; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 50-Alyson Dietz; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman; 8. 27G-Jake Galloway. Time – 2:22.37

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 44-Dylan Norris; 2. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 5. 14T-Tyler Walton; 6. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 7. 11-Greg Plank. Time – 2:26.21

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 12-Brent Shearer; 2. 27-Dave Brown; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 4. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 5. 11D-Kody Hartlaub; 6. 4-Dwight Leppo; 7. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF). Time – 2:25.91

358 Late Model Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 32J-Shaun Jones; 2. 74-Randy Christine, Jr.; 3. 5B-Wes Bonebrake; 4. 1-Gene Knaub; 5. 62- Devin Frey; 6. NINE-Alan Sagi; 7. 5W-Craig Wagaman; 8. 12-Bobby Beard; 9. 1K-Bruce Kane; 10. X-Bernie Beard; 11. 37-Paul Cursey; 12. 121-Larry Neiderer; 13. 118-Sean Merkel; 14. 21M-Matt Murphy; 15. 4M-Kyle Moser; 16. 85-Chad Earnst; 17. 41-Jake Moser; 18. 17-Doug Legum; 19. 19-Dan Hoffman (DNF); 20. 21Z-Cam Zeigler (DNF); 21. 07-Bob Stough (DNF). Time – 5:57.78

Lap Leaders – Shaun Jones (1-20)

358 Late Model Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 5B-Wes Bonebrake; 2. 32J-Shaun Jones; 3. 12-Bobby Beard; 4. X-Bernie Beard; 5. 121-Larry Niederer; 6. 17-Doug Legum; 7. 19-Don Hoffman. Time – 2:13.78
358 Late Model Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 74-Randy Christine, Jr.; 2. 62-Devin Frey; 3. 1-Gene Knaub; 4. 1K-Bruce Kane; 5. 118-Sean Merkel; 6. 4M-Kyle Moser; 7. 21Z-Can Ziegler (DNF). Time – 2:15.25
358 Late Model Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. NINE-Alan Sagi; 2. 37-Paul Cursey; 3. 5-Craig Wagaman; 4. 21M-Matt Murphy; 5. 85-Chad Earnst; 6. 41-Jake Moser; 7. 07-Bob Stough (DNF). Time – 2:16.90