Monday, August 27, 2018

Three Big Awards To Be Offered At Sept. 8 Port Royal Tuscarora 50 Fast Time, Hard Charger & Hard Luck Awards Offered



PORT ROYAL, Pa. – A trio of special awards are in line to be handed out at the upcoming September 8, 51st annual $51,000 to win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.

The total of all three awards is worth a minimum of $1,200, thanks to Jeremy Elliott of and fans Jason Bergstresser and Jon Snyder.

Elliott will present $500 as the Fast Time Award to the overall fast qualifier in Saturday’s prestigious 51st annual event, sanctioned by the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

In memory of his late father Bob Bergstresser, Jason Bergstresser of Lewistown will offer a minimum of $500 as the Tuscarora 50 Hard Charger Award.

And Jon Snyder of Dauphin will offer the Tuscarora 50 Lucas Snyder Tough Luck Award to the final finisher in the main event worth a minimum of $200, in honor of his late son.

Presented by Ramsey’s Garage & Car Wash of Mifflintown as well as Packer’s Concessions of Centre Hall, the track marquee Tuscarora 50 event will conclude the weeklong Juniata County Fair that is held on the grounds surrounding the speedway.

The Night Before The 50 will be presented by former area promoter Tedd Reitz.

Advanced reserved admission seat tickets for the 51st annual Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway are currently on sale.

Orders can be placed by phone during regular business hours by calling the speedway office at 717.527.4414.  Walk-in orders will also be accepted.

Tickets for all phone order customers will be mailed via U.S. Mail through the day on August 23.  All sales beginning August 24 will be held for will-call pick up on the day of the event.

Advanced reserved admission seat tickets are being offered for the Saturday night, September 8, 51st annual Tuscarora 50 event only.

The entirety of grandstand sections A – G (the original aluminum grandstand) will be reserved for the race along with rows 12 - 16 of sections H – O (the new aluminum grandstand).

This means that sections A – G will be reserved seating ONLY for the September 8, 51st annual Tuscarora 50, along with rows 12 – 16 in sections H - O.  There will be NO general admission seating in these areas. 

Rows 1 - 11 in sections H - O will be open general admission seating.

Advanced reserved admission seat price for September 8 is $40 for all seats, regardless of age.

The Tuscarora 50 raindate is Sunday, September 9 and as such THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS of advanced ticket purchases should the raindate need to be utilized.

Day-of general admission prices for the huge All Stars Circuit Of Champions September 8 Tuscarora 50 event have been set at $35 for adults and $20 for students ages 12 - 18.  Ages 11 and under will be free.

General admission prices for the Friday, September 7 All Stars Night Before The 50 are $30 for adults and $15 for students ages 12 – 18.  Ages 11 and under will be free.

In addition to ongoing seat sales, reserved camping spots for fair week are also on sale.

Reservation cost for the entire week is $60.

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Texas’ Reutzel Eyes Pennsylvania's Port Royal Tuscarora 50 Huge September 7 & 8 All Stars Port Royal Event Just Two Weeks Away



PORT ROYAL, Pa. – To say that All Stars Circuit of Champions title contender Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas, has his sights set on the $51,000 Port Royal Speedway 51st annual Tuscarora 50 payday coming up on September 8 would be putting it mildly.

The 28-year old driver of Mike Baughman’s No. 87 is currently in his quest for a career first All Stars series crown.

And he sees the Tuscarora 50 race as not only a chance to win an event that he really covets, but also as his chance to put some valuable points between himself and his closest title contenders, Carson Macedo and Chad Kemenah.

“Oh, hell yeah! That’s gonna’ be huge,” Reutzel says of how important it is to run well in the Tuscy race.

“So if you can go there and run in the top five you are more than likely going to gain a lot of points on someone.”

But to run in the top five “there," Reutzel and his team know you need to have more than one race at the track under your belt as you enter the event, that’s they have raced at the track a total of four times this season in an effort to hone in on a winning setup.

“We’ve had some really good speed (at Port Royal) this year,” Reutzel says.

“And we made it a point to come back a couple more times to try some things to be as good as the 69K, like run the middle, ‘cuz you never see him hardly ever roll the top,” Reutzel says of recent Port Royal big race dominator Lance Dewease and his No. 69K machine.

“And we were pretty good. I feel like we got good speed, I don’t know if we have 69K speed but you never know, it could rain the night before and have a big curb and we’ll be alright.”

Reutzel says that the Port Royal Tuscarora 50 quickly went on his bucket list of races he wants to retire as a winner of.

“You know we went to the Tuscarora last year and we never even heard of the Tuscarora 50 until they made it $50,0000 to win and I felt like we just straight up got our asses kicked!”

“ I felt like our car was pretty good and we were racing our heart out and we were in the back racing for 18th.  But goin’ to that event and seein’ how prestigious it was and how many fans came, it definitely made a point of goin’ on my bucket list right there as a race I want to win,” Reutzel admits.

But what does it take for Reutzel to win the 51st annual 50 on September 8, and what would it mean to add it to his bucket list?

“You’ve gotta’ be there at the end and that’s gonna’ be the hardest part. We just ran fourth at the (Knoxville) Nationals and to me it’s really hard to get there (the A Main) but then A Main time, I don’t wanna’ say it was easy, but we get to change tires,” Reutzel says of that missing dimension in the upcoming 50.

“Well Tuscarora 50 that’s gonna’ be the hardest part – what makes Donnie (Kreitz) and Lance (Dewease) so good is those guys can save their tires and still run with you and still be running hard." 

“Bu It’d be huge to win. I mean all I really wanna’ do at the end of my career is be able to say I won the big races. So, Kings Royal, Knoxville, I just wanna’ put my name on all the trophies. Tuscarora 50 is definitely one of the ones that is on the top of the list.” 

Reutzel was just victorious in the region on August 23 when he scored an All Stars win at Grandview Speedway.

Presented by Ramsey’s Garage & Car Wash of Mifflintown as well as Packer’s Concessions of Centre Hall, the track marquee Tuscarora 50 event will conclude the weeklong Juniata County Fair that is held on the grounds surrounding Port Royal Speedway.

On Friday night, the oval plays host to the All Stars Night Before The 50, paying $5,000 to win, presented by former area promoter Tedd Reitz.

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Nostalgic Labor Day Classic For Sprints On Tap Monday At Port Royal Speedway Afternoon Juniata County Fair Holiday Event Followed By Demo Derby



PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway will present a timeless fair racing event when it spins off the 67th annual Foss Jewelers Labor Day Classic for 410 sprints coming up on Monday, September 3 at 1 pm.

The 410 sprints will compete in a 25-lap main paying $4,000 to win out of a total purse worth over $19,000.

The econo late models and four cylinder pure stocks are also on the nostalgic afternoon holiday racing card as part of the historic 164th annual Juniata County Fair.

Admission to the fair is FREE for all of Labor Day.

A demolition derby will be held following the afternoon racing program.

Fans and fair goers can enjoy the daytime racing event for an admission of just $5 if they choose to view from the infield.

All fans ages 12 and over will be granted infield admission for the race ONLY for just $5.

Grandstand admission for the rare afternoon show including a demolition derby that follows the races is just $12 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted to the grandstand for $7.

All grandstand admission holders will have access to both the racing program and the demo derby.

Admission for the demolition derby only following the races is $8. 

In last year’s sprint car Labor Day Classic, a rousing finish saw Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg track down leader Brock Zearfoss coming off of the final turn to steal the lead and win by inches at the finish line.

The victory stunned the crowd in attendance as Zearfoss fumbled his way to the line after looking like a sure winner.

The win was the third Labor Day triumph f Dietrich’s career and his second in a row.

The speedway will return to action on Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8 with the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50, paying $51,000 to win on Saturday night out of a total sprint car purse worth some $105,000.

Friday’s Night Before The 50 and The Tuscarora 50 itself are sanctioned by the All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

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Port Royal Opens Juniata Fair With ULMS Late Model Renninger Memorial Saturday Fair Opener Also Offers 410 Sprints, Econo Lates & Xtreme Stocks



PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway will kick off the 164th annual Juniata County Fair coming up Saturday, September 1 when it hosts the Butch Renninger Memorial for ULMS Late Models along with the 410 sprints, econo late models and xtreme stocks, at 7 pm.

The ULMS Late Model Butch Renninger Memorial will go 33 laps in distance and pay $4,333 to win and $333 just to start.

Renninger was a three time track champion that scored 41 career wins in the division at the track.  He also served on the board of directors of the speedway for decades and oversaw track preparation and oval concessions at the same time.

The econo late models and xtreme stocks will also be competing in Renninger Memorial events boasting increased purses along with numerous contingency cash awards and prizes.

Heats for the super lates will pay to finish first and second as will econo late model heats.  In addition, every lap of the super late model main and the econo late model main will pay $33 to lead.

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The 410 sprints will contest a regular 25-lap event paying $3,600 to win.

All four division mains will be full point events.

Adult grandstand general admission for the Renninger Memorial Fair Opener is $20 with students ages 12 – 18 admitted for $10.  Adult fans and fair goers will also be charged $4 at the outside gate as admission to the Juniata County Fair.

The raindate for the Renninger Memorial is September 7.

In last year’s Butch Renninger Memorial for super late models, Danville’s Jeff Rine took the lead from Jason Covert in traffic on lap 15.

The victory was Rine’s second in the oval’s marquee event for the super lates having also scored laurels in 2011.

Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills is the only other repeat winner in the prestigious event, having scored wins in 2012 and 2016.

Other winners have been Steve Campbell, Scott Haus, Mitch Hack, Jere Wierman, Tim Wilson, Waylon Wagner, Jason Covert, Justin Kann and Dylan Yoder.

Yoder is the current Port Royal points leader.

The oval will return to action on Labor Day Monday, September 3 at 1 pm with the running of the 67th annual Foss Jewelers Labor Day Classic for 410 sprints along with econo late models and four cylinder pure stocks.

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Friday Hamilton Tribute Race At Williams Grove Honors Illustrious Ownership Career



Mechanicsburg –Williams Grove Speedway will honor Hall of Fame car owner Al Hamilton and his iconic No. 77 Hamilton Motorsports sprint car coming up this Friday night, August 31 at 7:30 pm with the Al Hamilton Tribute race for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints.

Hamilton, who will turn 90-years old on his next birthday, fielded his No. 77 and sometimes No. 78 sprint cars in the region, at Williams Grove and across the nation for decades from the late 1960s through 2006.

At Williams Grove alone he and his car accrued a total of eight track titles beginning in 1984 and 1985 with Keith Kauffman of Mifflintown at the wheel.

Other titles came at the hands of Fred Rahmer from 1997 – 2000 and with Lance Dewease’s talents in 2002 and 2003.

The Clearfield native sits atop the oval’s all time sprint car owner win list with 92 victories.

Winners for Hamilton at Williams Grove with their oval win totals are as follows: Bobbie Adamson, 7; Billy Cassella, 1; Roger Larson, 1; Jan Opperman, 1; Lynn Paxton, 7; Mitch Smith, 1; Keith Kauffman, 24; Stevie Smith, 7; Fred Rahmer, 27; Lance Dewease, 10; Greg Hodnett, 5; Todd Shaffer, 1.

Bobbie Adamson won Hamilton his first race as an owner at Williams Grove in 1970 when the duo teamed to beat the original All Stars Circuit Champions of Sprints at the track on July 29.

Todd Shaffer gave him his last oval victory on July 14, 2006.

Hamilton’s cars beat the All Stars at the track a total of three times while it bested the World of Outlaws at the track on five different occasions.

The No. 77 sprinter claimed the prestigious Williams Grove National Open in 1983 with Lynn Paxton at the wheel followed by wins in 1989 and 1991 with Steve Smith and a final win in 2002 with Lance Dewease.

The car also picked up the National Open Preliminary in 1984 and in 1989.

In 2000 with Fred Rahmer at the wheel, the Hamilton mount won the first ever World of Outlaws Division II event run anywhere when Ted Johnson launched the series at Williams Grove. 

Rahmer beat the Division II again at the Grove a year later.

In the Williams Grove Diamond Series, Hamilton found his car a series titlist twice, in 1999 and in 2002, with Rahmer and Dewease, respectively.

The Friday Hamilton Tribute race for the 410 sprints will pay $4,777 to win in honor of Hamilton’s No. 77.

Prior to the night’s racing action, Al Hamilton himself and a host of former No. 77 drivers will meet and greet fans in the infield from 6 to 7 pm.

A live broadcast on Beer Hill Gang TV featuring Mr. Hamilton and some of his drivers will also take place from 6 to 7 pm.

Adult general admission for the show is $18 with students ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.

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

Some of the drivers slated to appear in order to fete near 90-year old Hamilton include Fred Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett, Todd Shaffer, Keith Kauffman, Dave Calaman, Steve Siegel, Aaron Ott, Kenny Jacobs and Ed Zirkle.

At least two Hamilton No. 77 sprint cars are slated to be on display in the infield adjacent to the autograph session.

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Williams Grove In Action Sunday With Billy Kimmel Memorial For Sprints Plus Sportsman



Williams Grove Speedway will host a rare Sunday night racing program coming up this Sunday, September 2 at 8 pm featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints in the Billy Kimmel Memorial and the winged super sportsman.

The Kimmel Memorial for 410 sprints will pay $3,800 to win the 25-lap main while the super sportsman compete for $1,250 to win in their main event.

There will be no time trials for the Sunday night Williams Grove Special.

Billy Kimmel of Mechanicsburg was fatally injured in a sprint car racing accident at Williams Grove Speedway in 2007 at the age of 27.

The Kimmel Memorial honors his memory and life yearly on the WilliamsGrove Speedway schedule.

Adult general admission for the show is $16 with students ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.

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

The Sunday Kimmel Memorial event will be the second race of the weekend at Williams Grove Speedway with the oval also in action on Friday night.

Friday’s show will offer the Al Hamilton Tribute for the 410 sprints along with a co-sanctioned race featuring the URC and Patriot 360 sprints.

Prior to the night’s racing action, Al Hamilton himself and a host of former No. 77 drivers will meet and greet fans in the infield from 6 to 7 pm.

A live broadcast on Beer Hill Gang TV featuring Mr. Hamilton and some of his drivers will also take place from 6 to 7 pm.

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Williams Grove Honors Hall Of Fame Car Owner With Al Hamilton Tribute Friday

410 sprints race for $4,777 to win, URC/Patriot Sprints combine for 360 sprint action

Pre-race infield meet & greet with Hamilton and former drivers from 6 – 7 pm



Mechanicsburg –Williams Grove Speedway will honor Hall of Fame car owner Al Hamilton and his iconic No. 77 Hamilton Motorsports sprint car coming up this Friday night, August 31 at 7:30 pm with the Al Hamilton Tribute race for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints.

The URC Sprints are also on the special holiday weekend program in an event co-sanctioned by the Patriot Sprint Tour.

The Hamilton Tribute race for the 410 sprints will pay $4,777 to win in honor of Hamilton’s No. 77.

The URC/Patriot Sprints main will go 25 laps for $3,000 to the winner.

Prior to the night’s racing action, Al Hamilton himself and a host of former No. 77 drivers will meet and greet fans in the infield from 6 to 7 pm.

A live broadcast on Beer Hill Gang TV featuring Mr. Hamilton and some of his drivers will also take place from 6 to 7 pm.

Adult general admission for the show is $18 with students ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10.

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

The Hamilton Tribute event will be another race in the 2018 Hoosier Diamond Series at the track.

Fireworks are also part of the event.

Some of the drivers slated to appear in order to fete near 90-year old Hamilton include Fred Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett, Todd Shaffer, Keith Kauffman, Dave Calaman, Steve Siegel, Aaron Ott, Kenny Jacobs and Ed Zirkle.

At least two Hamilton No. 77 sprint cars are slated to be on display in the infield adjacent to the autograph session.

The combined URC/Patriot show will pit URC regulars like point leader Josh Weller, Chad Layton and Curt Michael agains the best of the Patriots like point leader Chuck Hebing, Jordan Thomas and Kyle Drum.

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Russ Mitten breaks through to victory lane for 1st win of 2018 at BAPS Motor Speedway.

YORK HAVEN, Pa.: Success in racing isn’t just about a car and how it performs. Regardless of the level or prestige, the driver need to be confident.

Russ Mitten’s confidence was rattled a bit throughout the 2018. After a string of early top-five finishes, the Newville driver struggled, at times, to even make the Super Sportsman A-Main.

But that all changed Saturday night at BAPS Motor Speedway. Mitten was back to normal, riding on the cushion and storming to front, which is just what he did to capture the 25-Lap Super Sportsman feature.

“You lose confidence when things aren’t going so good,” Mitten said. “You’ve got to have 100 percent confidence in that car that it’s going to stick, and you aren’t going to be in the planks.

“The further that race went on, the more confident I got, and everything came back to the way it should. But I’m not going to lie, there was a point in the season when there wasn’t much confidence, and we were just hoping to make a feature and finish a feature.

“To finally get a win here, it’s pretty exciting to be here with my family. I stood in Victory Lane with Jim Siegel last night at Williams Grove with a brand, new car I built and to win here tonight in my car, it’s pretty special.”

Steve Fannasy started fourth on the grid but got to the front in a hurry, blasting into the lead by the completion of Lap 1.

 Mitten, who started eighth on the grid, had to be more patient. He was into the top five early on, but he struggled to clear Bruce Buckwalter Jr. and also had to fight off Paul Miller for position in the middle stages of the race.

“I thought we were decent, but through the middle of the race, I’m thinking I hope I hold on for third or fourth, because it started going away a little bit,” Mitten said. “Maybe I wasn’t hitting my marks quite right, because this is the first time I’ve run 25 laps in about two months.

“I kind of got a little flustered when I was trying to get by the 83 [Buckwalter]. I kind of lost my rhythm there, and the 58 [Miller] got outside of me, and we ran side-by-side, and the outside is where I needed to be.”

Mitten got the break he needed on Lap 19, when Luke Detrick stopped. That set up a restart that Mitten used to get to the front.

He got past Buckwalter and into second to have a clear shot at Fannasy. The laps were winding down, and Mitten was strategic in getting Fannasy to move off the bottom, so he could blow by to take the lead with two to go.

“When the caution came out toward the end of the race and I got to restart fourth, I knew it was on,” Mitten said. “If I could hit my marks and rattle up the 11 a little bit, he would protect the bottom.

“I showed him my nose on the bottom — trust me, that was on purpose — and he took the bait. He went to the bottom the last two laps, and that was it.”

It was, and Mitten owned the last two laps to take the win over Scott Dellinger, who came from 11th to finish second.

Buckwalter held on for third, with Mike Enders and 17th-place starter Kenny Edkin completing the top Five. Garrett Williamson was the ArtWerks Hard Charger after advancing from 20th to sixth.

Chris Meleason, Todd Leonard, and Fannasy were heat winners for the 28-car field. Chase Gutshall won the consolation.

Brian Shuey started on the pole and wired the field to claim the 20-lap Creekside Auto Sales 358 Late Model Feature event.

There were five cautions over the race distance, which gave Bobby Beard multiple cracks at taking the win. In each case, Shuey was able to drive away and hold off his fellow competitor.

Beard was second, followed by Alan Sagi, Sean Merkel and 17th-place starter Steve Billet. Shuey, Beard, and Cameron Benyou were heat winners for the 25-car field.

Sam Rial won an entertaining Superior Homes Extreme Stock main event that saw three lead changes in 20 laps.

Donnie Broderick led Lap 1 before Travis Horan took over the second circuit. He led through Lap 14, before Rial, who started seventh, carved his way to the front and led the last six laps.

 Patrick McClane, Alex Updegraff, Horan, and Broderick completed the top five. Updegraff and Rial were heat winners for the 16-car field.

Super Sportsman Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Russ Mitten; 2. Scott Dellinger; 3. Bruce Buckwalter Jr.; 4. Mike Enders; 5. Kenny Edkin; 6. Garrett Williamson; 7. Steve Fannasy; 8. Paul Miller; 9. Davey Walsh; 10. Justin Foster; 11. Todd Leonard; 12. Frankie Herr; 13. Jay Fannasy; 14. Timmie Barrick; 15. John Edkin; 16. Aaron Eichelberger; 17. Tyler Wolford; 18. Luke Deatrick; 19. Matt Ondek; 20. Scott Grace; 21. Tom Wychoff; 22. Chase Gutshall; 23. Adam Wray. DNS: Troy Hockenberry, Chris Meleason.

358 Late Model Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Brian Shuey; 2. Bobby Beard; 3. Alan Sagi; 4. Sean Merkel; 5. Steve Billet; 6. Craig Wagaman; 7. Shaun Miller; 8. Travis Mease; 9. Tommy Slanker; 10. Dave Latsha; 11. Chuck Cox; 12. Joey Hoffer; 13. Kenny Yoder; 14. Chase Bowsman; 15. Eric Hohol; 16. Brandon Eveler; 17. Dan Hoffman; 18. Terry Gingerich; 19. Bernie Beard; 20. Cameron Benyou; 21. Jennifer Hartz; 22. Ross Leinbach; 23. David Bowsman; 24. Scott Lee.

Extreme Stock Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Sam Rial; 2. Patrick McClane; 3. Alex Updegraff; 4. Travis Horan; 5. Donnie Broderick; 6. Jeff Gill; 7. Dan Snyder; 8. Michael Goodwin; 9. Ronnie Grinestaff; 10. Richard Daughtrey; 11. Will Long; 12. Jordan Fulton; 13. Howard Williams; 14. Ronnie Buck. 

Tony Stewart wins the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops presented by Dover International Speedway

YORK HAVEN, Pa.: Tony Stewart showed Sunday night at BAPS Motor Speedway that he still has plenty of good laps left in his racing career.

Not only is he still competitive, he is a contender against some of the best Sprint Car drivers on the planet.
Stewart found the middle of the speedway to his liking in the early stages of the 30-lap main event and was the class of the field in claiming the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops presented by Dover International Speedway.

“That’s a big win for us,” Stewart said. “When we won at Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway last year, we had around 24 cars. But when you come here in the middle of Posse country against these guys and win, you are doing something.”

Stewart started fifth on the grid, but he wasn’t a factor … at least not right away. Instead, it was Kyle Larson rocketing around the top to set the pace over Paul McMahan and Carson Macedo.

The pace was slowed on the third circuit when Anthony Fiore flipped in Turn 1. Danny Dietrich and Kyle Reinhardt also rolled to a stop. During the red flag, Larson went to the pit area when his car wouldn’t go into gear.

McMahan was blowing around the top of the speedway and opened up a 1.672-second lead by Lap 10. One lap later, Kyle Reinhardt slowed on the frontstretch to bring out the caution for the second time.
Stewart, meanwhile, remained in fifth. On the Lap 11 restart, he positioned his car in the middle grove drove past Aaron Reutzel to take fourth.

“I just started moving around a little bit,” Stewart said. “I quit going wherever everybody else was going and just moved to a line they weren’t running. That’s something Donny Schatz does so well.

“I found a spot that worked for me. I knew the top was probably a little better, but I knew as the race went on, it was going to be harder and harder to be good on the top.

“When I found that middle, guys were still making good laps up top, but I was breaking even with them at each end or gaining a bit. I figured I was in a good spot, I just didn’t know if that lane was going to hang on the rest of the race.”

While Conley and Macedo battled for second, Stewart closed the gap. He shot to the bottom of Turns 3 and 4 and drove by both competitors to take over the second spot by the completion of Lap 14.

“Carson got a good run on the top, and I felt I got a better run off the top,” Stewart said. “Cale got a little crossed up on the exit and broke his momentum enough for me to get a big run.

“I had to go clear to the bottom to do it, but you don’t get many chances with these guys. When you get by Carson, Aaron, and Cale, it’s a lot better odds when you get to second like that and can race a guy one-on-one for the lead.”

McMahan was setting a pretty good pace around the top and maintained a 1.024-second lead at the halfway point. But, that advantage was erased when Tyler Esh spun at the exit of Turn 2.

Stewart nailed the middle on the restart and stayed with McMahan. By the completion of Lap 17, the two frontrunners were nose-to-tail at the flagstand and steamrolling toward Turns 1 and 2.

The former NASCAR star pulled the trigger on Lap 18, sliding past McMahan in Turn 1 and holding the lead at the exit of Turn 2.
Once out front, Stewart was never challenged. McMahan was within .525 second on Lap 21 but lost another three tenths by the time Lap 25 was scored.

“I felt like the longer we went, we got a little better the last 10 laps,” said Stewart who took the checker by 1.191 seconds. “I liked the spot I was at on the racetrack, and I just had to not overdrive and not do a couple of things I know not to do. "I needed to slow down to go faster. Once I found that spot again, I got in a rhythm and pattern and felt like I was in good shape.”

Conley came on strong at the finish. He dipped underneath McMahan on Lap 28 and won a three-car battle with Lance Dewease to finish second.

 Dewease, who started 13th, also surged past McMahan on the final lap for third. McMahan and Reutzel completed the top five.

Reutzel set quick time with a lap of 14.949. McMahan, Brian Montieth, Larson, and Macedo were heat winners for the 34-car field. Danny Dietrich won the B-Main and was named hard charger in the main event.

 Dave Grube held off a charging Zach Newlin to capture the 20-lap make-up 305 Sprint Car main event.

Newlin started eighth on the grid and had a shot at the win at the end, but Grube was too much out of Turns 3 and 4 and won by a nose. John Scarborough, Andy Besst and Jaremi Hanson completed the top five.

 In the 305 Sprint Car nightcap, Newlin started fifth and took the lead from Rick Stief on Lap 3 and
cruised to the win. Darren Miller finished second, followed by Alex Schanz, Kyle Smith, and Stief.

410 Sprint Feature Finish, 30 Laps: 1. Tony Stewart; 2. Cale Conley; 3. Lance Dewease; 4. Paul McMahan; 5. Aaron Reutzel; 6. Carson Macedo; 7. Ryan Smith; 8. Chad Kemenah; 9. Danny Dietrich; 10. Tim Shaffer; 11. Greg Hodnett; 12. Brock Zearfoss; 13. Brandon Spithaler; 14. Lucas Wolfe; 15. Brian Montieth; 16. Kyle Moody; 17. Cory Haas; 18. Kyle Reinhardt; 19. Trey Starks; 20. Gerard McIntyre; 21. Dave Blaney; 22. Tyler Esh; 23. Kyle Larson; 24. Anthony Fiore.

305 Sprint Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Dave Grube; 2. Zach Newlin; 3. Johnny Scarborough; 4. Andy Best; 5. Jaremi Hanson; 6. Billy Ney; 7. Jason Dunn; 8. Rick Stief; 9. Kyle Smith; 10. Jon Haegele; 11. Tim Tanner Jr.; 12. Darren Miller; 13. Devin Adams; 14. Jeff Geiges; 15. Eddie Wagner; 16. John Fiore; 17. Nick Sweigart; 18. CJ Faison; 19. Jay Krout; 20. Larry McVay; 21. Stephanie Dodson; 22. Colten Hoover; 23. Austin Bishop.

305 Sprint Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Zach Newlin; 2. Darren Miller; 3. Alex Schanz; 4. Kyle Smith; 5. Rick Stief; 6. Jason Dunn; 7. Billy Ney; 8. Landon Price; 9. Jon Haegele; 10. Andy Best; 11. Nick Sweigart; 12. Johnny Scarborough; 13. Dave Grube; 14. CJ Faison; 15. Stephanie Dodson; 16. Donny Hendershot; 17. Tom Carberry; 18. Ian Detweiler; 19. John Walp; 20. Devin Adams; 21. John Fiore; 22. Eddie Wagner; 23. Jaremi Hanson; 24. Greg Dobrosky.

Sunday, August 26, 2018


ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 8/25/2018 – The rivalry between the PA Posse sprinters and the rest of the world is real.
“Going into tonight I was just hoping to have a solid run,” Lemoore, CA racer Carson Macedo said after a traditional wing dance in victory lane. “But to get the win, man…!”
21 year old fourth-generation driver Carson Macedo from Lemoore, CA came, saw, and upheld the pride of the traveling All Star Circuit of Champion sprinters Saturday night by picking up his third All Star win of the year, and his first-ever at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway in the 30-lap $5,000-to-win event.

“To get back into victory lane with the All Stars, it’s been a little while,” Macedo said with a smile in victory lane. “It’s pretty cool…it feels amazing for me, being a kid who grew up in California. Pennsylvania is probably the biggest adjustment by far and after the past few nights of racing I realized the PA Posse guys will beat you down for sure”.

After some years of Posse domination at the Abbottstown oval against all who came to take on the vaunted PA Posse, the All Stars came loaded for bear this night. And there were others.

Also on hand to take on the Posse were former 3-time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart (2002, 2005, 2011), and current NASCAR and sprint car sensation Kyle Larson. Add Dave Blaney, a former World of Outlaw Champion (1995) and NASCAR racer. So did Western PA racer Tim Shaffer, who is former All Star Champion (2009-2012) and Knoxville Nationals winner (2010).

The field was stout by any standards.

Macedo, a rising star with the traveling All Stars, had picked up back-to-back wins on June 9th and 10th in New York. But it had been nearly a month and half since those wins and he was hungry for one Saturday night. But it wasn’t going to be easy.

Macedo led the opening six laps from his outside front row starting position, only to have third-starting Freddie Rahmer get by him on the 7th lap in lapped traffic.

Macedo didn’t give up though and desperately tried to keep pace with Rahmer who had won the night before against the All Stars at Williams Grove.

Macedo also had to worry about Elk Grove, CA Kyle Larson and Tim Shaffer who were right behind him in third and fourth place respectively nearly the entire distance.
After getting close to Rahmer on a few occasions but not quite able to make the pass, Macedo got his big break, literally.

Entering turn three with three laps to go, Rahmer’s sprinter erupted in a plume of smoke, and slowed to a stop. This handed the lead back over to Macedo with Larson, Shaffer, Aaron Reutzel and 14th-starting Brian Montieth on his bumper.

“Freddie (Rahmer) is obviously really good here and is really good at rotating the bottom,” Said Macedo. “When I saw him get by be in traffic I knew I was going to have pick my marks and hope it opened up a little up there. Luckily it did and I caught back up to him there…but I don’t know if I could have got back around him.

Montieth got the local fans on there feet on the restart as he quickly got around Reutzel for fourth place. But Macedo did not falter the final three laps and took the checkered after 30 laps for the win.

“My crew did an awesome job tonight,” Macedo added. ”We were a little bit off in time trials and just adjusted throughout the night and just got so good as the night went on.”

Larson and Shaffer completed their podium finishes in second and third place. Montieth was the top PA Posse finisher in fourth place and was followed by sixth-starting Reutzel in fifth.

Completing the top-10 were eighth-starting Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13th-starting Cory Haas, seventh-starting Ryan Smith, 17th-starting Alan Krimes, and ninth-starting Chad Trout.

NOTE: The opening lap saw polesitter Tim Glatfelter try to fight off an opening lap slider by Macedo in the third and fourth turns. Macedo slid down and then up in front of Glatfelter exiting the fourth turn. Glatfelter turned down to the inside to retake the lead, only to be met by Macedo who hit Glatfelter’s right rear as the Spring Grove racer was driving by. Glatfelter spun, then flipped over the inside guard rail before coming to a rest halfway down the front stretch. Glatfelter was okay, but done for the night.

Heats for the sprints were won by Adam Wilt, Ryan Smith, Rahmer, and Macedo. Tim Glatfelter won the first Dash while Macedo the 2nd Dash.  Tony Stewart won the B-Main. Fast time in time trails over the 37-car field was set by Larson with a 1-lap time of 13.205-seconds (102.234 MPH).

Mason Chaney finally broke through at Lincoln Speedway in 2018 by leading all 20-laps en route to the win in the 20-lap Central PA Legends feature.

After winning several times at Lincoln in past years, he had yet to find a win in 2018, until Saturday night.

Several early multiple-car crashes jumbled the line-up, Chaney got the lead immediately at the drop of the green from his third starting position and appeared to be well on his way to a comfortable win as the laps wound down.

But seventh-starting Travis McClelland closed on Chaney the final five laps only to come up short and settled for second.

Chris McKinney, 22nd-starting Bill Diehl, and Greg Burd completed the top-five.

Rounding out the top-10 were 18th-starting Harlon Leppo, 12th-starting Zachary Settle, 11th-starting Chandler Pagnotta, 21st-starting Lucas Montgomery, and 13th-starting Scott Spidle.

Heats for the 41 Central PA Legends were won by Zachary Settle, Greg Burd, Chris McKinney, and Mason Chaney. Twin consolations were won by Alex Robinson and Harlon Leppo.

Next Saturday night, September 1st, Lincoln will hold it’s Annual BOB LEIBY MEMORIAL featuring the 410 Sprints, along with the 358 Sprints, and a make-up 358 Late Models feature from June 23rd. FIREWORKS will also highlight the evenings activities. It will also be the final point race for the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Track Championship.

Competition Pit gates will open at 5 PM, Spectator Pit Admission & General Admission gates will open at 5:30 PM. Hot laps will get underway at 7 PM, with heats scheduled to get underway 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, August 25, 2018
Abbottstown, PA
All Star Feature Finish (30 Laps) – 1. 3G-Carson Macedo; 2. 57-Kyle Larson; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 87-Aaron Reitzel; 6. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 39-Cory Haas; 8. 11-Ryan Smith; 9. 87K-Alan Krimes; 10. 1X-Chad Trout; 11. 4-Brock Zearfoss; 12. 13-Paul McMahon; 13. 7K-Cale Conley; 14. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 15. 14-Tony Stewart; 16. 59-Jim Siegel; 17. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 18. 4R-Chase Dietz; 19. 10H-Chad Kemenah; 20. 70-Dave Blaney; 21. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 22. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF); 23. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 24. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 25. 1*-Tim Wagaman (DNF); 26. 69-Tim Glatfelter (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Carson Macedo (1-6), Freddie Rahmer (7-27), Carson Macedo (28-30)

All Star Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 15-Adam Wilt; 2. 57-Kyle Larson; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 21-Brian Montieth; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 6. 4R-Chase Dietz; 7. 16-Matt Campbell; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri; DNS – 5-Tyler Ross.

All Star Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 11-Ryan Smith; 2. 1X-Chad Trout; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 4. 39-Cory Haas; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody; 8. 74-Dwayne Gutshall.

All Star Heat Three Finish (10 laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 4. 7KS-Dan Shetler; 5. 87K-Alan Krimes; 6. 7KS-Dan Shetler; 7. 14-Tony Stewart; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski; 7. 3B-Randy Baughman.

All Star Heat Four Finish (10 laps) – 1. 3G-Carson Macedo; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 3. 13-Paul McMahon; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 5. 70-Dave Blaney; 6. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 35-Tyler Esh.

All Star 1st Dash Finish (4 Laps) – 1. Tim Glatfelter; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 4. 11-Ryan Smith; 5. 1X-Chad Trout.

All Star 2nd Dash Finish (4 Laps) – 1. 3G0Carson Macedo; 2. 57-Kyle Larson; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel; 4. 07-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 5. 15-Adam Wilt.

All Star B-Main Finish (12 laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 14-Tony Stewart; 2. 10-Chad Kemenah; 3. 4R-Chase Dietz; 4. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 5. 16-Matt Campbell; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody; 7. 59-Jim Siegel; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri; 11. 7KS-Dan Shetler; 12. 35-Tyler Esh; 13. 73B-Brett Michalski; 14. 74-Dwayne Gutshall; 15. 3B-Randy Baughman; DNS – 44-Trey Starks.

TIME TRIALS (Fast Time, 37-cars) – Kyle Larson, 13.205-seconds (102.234 MPH)

Legends Feature Finish (20-laps)– 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 51-Travis McClelland; 3. 3M-Chris McKinney; 4. 0-Bill Diehl; 5. 94-Greg Burd; 6. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 7. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 8. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 9. 00-Lucas Montgomery; 10. 90-Scott Spidle; 11. 20-Roscoe Clough; 12. 93-Brent Marquis; 13. 38-Jordon Strickler; 14. UGLY-Tim O’Sheehan; 15. 30-Alex Robison (DNF); 16. 10-Jeremy Ott (DNF); 17. 5C-Josh Schrum (DNF); 18. 66-Trent Yoder (DNF); 19. 95-Alex Schmidel (DNF); 20. 99X-Jeff Shellenberger (DNF); 21. 8-Austin Bellemere (DNF); 22. 19-Travis Perry (DNF); 23. 9-Rick Hartwig (DNF); 24. M1-Bob Stough (DNF). No Time

Lap Leaders – Mason Chaney (1-20)

Legends Heat One Finish (8 laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 2. 5C-Josh Schrum; 3. 66-Trent Yoder; 4. 90-Scott Spidle; 5. 38-Jordon Strickler; 6. 30-Alex Robinson; 7. 34-Dan Harrison; 8. 43-Brandon Reiblich; 9. 78-Zacg Smith (DNF); 10. M1-Bob Stough (DNF); DNS – 85-Michael Goldsmith. No Time

Legends Heat Two Finish (8 laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 94-Greg Burd; 2. 99X-Jeff Shellenburger; 3. 19-Travis Perry; 4. UGLY-Tim O’Sheehan; 5. 41-Chuck Dell; 6. 99-Eric Hurst; 7. 91-Bengoldsmith; 8. 4-Eli Dodge; 9. 17-Brad Weber; 10. 00-Lucas Montgomery (DNF). Time – 2:44.43

Legends Heat Three Finish (8 laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 3M-Chris McKinney; 2. 51-Travis McClelland; 3. 8-Austin Bellemare; 4. 9-Rick Hartwig; 5. 20-Roscoe Clough; 6. 93-Brent Marquis; 7. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 8. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 9. 41-Bobby Rife; 10. 2-Scott Smith (DNF). No Time

Legends Heat Four Finish (8 laps/4 to qualify) – 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 3. 10-Jeremy Ott; 4. 95X-Mike Rabold; 5. 95-Alex Schmidel; 6. 83J-James Snow; 7. 44-Josh Paull; 8. 23M-Adam Meir; 9. 0-Bill Diehl (DNF); 10. 15H-Harlon Leppo (DNF). No Time

Legends 1st Consolation Finish (6 laps) – 1. 30-Alex Robinson; 2. M1-Bob Stough; 3. 00-Lucas Montgomery; 4. 38-Jordon Strickler; 5. 34-Dan Harrison; 6. 41-Chuck Dell; 7. 99-Eric Hurst; 8. 91-Ben Goldsmith; 9. 17-Brad Weber; 10. 4-Eli Dodge; 11. 43-Brandon Reiblich; 12. 85-Michael Goldsmith; DNS – 78-Zach Smith.

Legends 1st Consolation Finish (6 laps) – 1. 15H-Harlon Leppo; 2. 20-Roscoe Clough; 3. 0-Bill Deihl; 4. 93-Brent Marquis; 5. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 6. 18-Jorjie Sweger; 7. 44-Josh Paull; 8. 41-Bobby Rife; 9. 83-James Snow; 10. 95-Mike Rabold (DNF); 11. 23-Adam Meir (DNF); DNS – 2-Scott Smith. No Time


SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Jason Shultz of Carlisle powered to his third win of the season in Saturday night’s 25-lap 360 sprint car main event at Selinsgrove Speedway on Foss Jewelers Championship Night.

The $2,000 victory was Shultz’s 18th career at Selinsgrove in 358-360 sprint car competition at the wheel of the Horstcraft Millworks No. 29.

Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., clinched his second straight Mach 1 Chassis 360 sprint car track championship.

In the super late model 25-lap feature, Andy Haus of Hamburg stormed to his first career win worth $2,200 at the Snyder County oval and in doing so also won the Moon Shine Camo Route 35 Super Late Model Challenge Series by just four points.

Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon wrapped up his first career super late model track championship.

Brandon Moser of Middleburg drove to his second win of the year in the 15-lap pro stock feature, while Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove won his second career pro stock track title.

In the roadrunner 12-lap race, Ryan Zook of Mifflintown collected $650 for his fifth win of the year. Keith Bissinger of Orangeville recorded his sixth track championship in the division.

Selinsgrove Speedway is back in action with a big holiday weekend racing program at 7 p.m. SUNDAY, Sept. 2, with the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Summer Spectacular featuring twin 30-lap features for 360 sprints, sanctioned by the Patriot Sprint Tour, and super late models paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start. The pro stocks and roadrunners will also be on the racing card. Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates at 5 p.m. There will be no racing Saturday night.

Polesitter Colby Womer powered into the lead at the start of the 360 sprint car feature with third-place starter Adam Carberry getting by second-place starter Mallie Shuster for the runner up position.

A hard crash by Jim Shuster in turn three on lap four brought out the red flag. J. Shuster was not injured.

When the race resumed, Womer continued to lead the way. At the completion of lap five, Womer was setting a torrid pace in front of Carberry, fourth-place starter Ryan Taylor, eighth-place starter Chad Layton, and seventh-place starter Jason Shultz.

On the eighth lap, however, Layton’s car blew a tire and he was able to rejoin. Shultz passed Taylor for third on the restart and before the lap was completed got by Carberry for second.

Shultz reeled in Womer in a wheel to wheel race for the lead with Shultz making the winning pass using the inside lane in turns one and two. On the 18th circuit, ninth-place starter Mark Smith passed Womer for the runner up spot.

Smith attempted to catch Shultz for the lead and win to no avail. Shultz was victorious by 3.5 seconds over Smith, Taylor, Womer, and Carberry.

Front row starters Bryan Bernheisel and Andy Haus dueled for the early lead in the super late model race. Haus came away with the lead as fourth-place starter Jeff Rine quickly advanced to second. An early race caution on lap three for Rance Garlock’s disabled race car in turn four regrouped the field.

Haus continued to set the pace when the green flag waved again. At the halfway point, Haus navigated his way through slower traffic with Rine, Bernheisel, fifth-place starter Randy Christine, and 10th-place starter Jim Bernheisel in tow.

On lap 19, Rine’s car dropped off the pace entering turn three and was struck by Coleby Frye’s car. Rine was able to rejoin the race with the Moon Shine Camo series title in jeopardy now. The restart saw several cars get involved in a tangle in turn four.

In the final laps, Haus held the field at bay and posted a 4.2 second margin of victory over Christine, B. Bernheisel, J. Bernheisel, and 14th-place starter Dylan Yoder.

Second-place starter AJ Hoffman pulled into the lead at the start of the pro stock feature but was passed by fourth-place starter Brandon Moser in turns three and four of the first lap.

While Moser set the pace at the front of the pack, Hoffman held down second and multi-car race for third took place between polesitter Cory Long, fifth-place starter Shaun Lawton, and sixth-place starter Kyle Bachman.

By lap five, Bachman secured the third spot and closed in on Hoffman for second. On lap nine restart, Bachman slipped by Hoffman for the second position and chased Moser to the checkered flag.

Moser was victorious by just .90 of a second over Bachman, Hoffman, Lawton, and AJ Stroup.

Fourth-place starter Will Brunson led the first lap of the roadrunner race with a lot close competition behind him. For the first couple of laps, Brunson held off sixth-place starter Bob Bussey for the lead. On lap four, Bussey took the lead while Brunson held on to second and eighth-place starter Ryan Zook raced third.

Zook took over the runner up position on lap nine and quickly closed in on Bussey. The final two laps were the most suspenseful of the night as Zook raced in Bussey’s shadow. Racing off turn four for the checkered flag, Zook won the race by a half car-length over Bussey. Brunson, Jake Jones, and Smith Cope rounded out the top five. 

360 Sprint Cars – 19 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 29 Jason Shultz  2) M1 Mark Smith  3) 3Z Ryan Taylor  4) 19 Colby Womer  5) 47 Adam Carberry  6) 77 Derek Locke  7)25 Chad Layton  8) 49 Mallie Shuster  9) 28F Davie Franek   10) 1W Kyle Reinhardt  11) 66 Ryan Kissinger  12) 99K Cody Keller 13) 9 Ryan Linder  14) 67 Ken Duke  15) 669 Brandon McGough  16) 71 Charlie Anderson   17) 33W Michael Walter   18) 511 John Sharpe  19) 11 Jim Shuster

Heat Winners:  Adam Carberry, Mallie Shuster

Late Models – 24 Entries
25-Lap A-Main:  1) 76 Andy Haus  2) 74 Randy Christine  3) 119 Bryan Bernheisel  4) 171 Jim Bernheisel  5) 24 Dylan Yoder  6) 27 Jim Yoder  7) 9 Hayes Mattern  8) 06 Mike Lupfer  9) 22 Brett Schadel  10) 2J Jeff Rine  11) 61 Ken Trevitz  12) 14Z Dave Brouse Jr.  13) 215 Al Shawver Jr.  14) 63 Nathan Long  15) 14B Dave Brouse Sr.  16) 46 Dan Green  17) 7M Meade Hahn  18) 7 Dick Houtz  19) 0 Coleby Frye  20) 10 Dave Stamm  21) 26 Jerry Bard  22) 72 Rance Garlock  23) 1 Gene Knaub  24) 98 Randy Croop

Heat Winners:  Rance Garlock, Randy Christine, Mike Lupfer

Pro Stocks – 12 Entries
15-Lap A-Main:  1) 8M Brandon Moser  2) 99B Kyle Bachman  3) 6C AJ Hoffman  4) 92 Shaun Lawton  5) 26 AJ Stroup  6) 00 Cory Long  7) 9 Noah Jensen  8) 14C Bill Conrad  9) 55 Lori Croop  10) 11B Jake Buck  11) 86 Wayne Shaffer  12) 55T John Troxell
Heat Winners:  Cory Long, AJ Hoffman

Roadrunners -17 Entries
12-Lap A-Main:  1) 28Z Ryan Zook  2) 76 Bob Bussey  3) 8 Will Brunson  4) 7 Jake Jones  5) 1 Smith Cope  6) 11 Keith Bissinger  7) 2B Brian Mabus  8) 32 Ken Schreffler  9) 88 Toby Chase  10) 3 Zach Brunson  11) 28M Miranda Minium  12) 02 Darren Rice  13) 60 Jim Kessler  14) 17 Donnie Murphy  15) 28 Nick Decker  16) 992 Terry Kramer  17) 12 Tom Underwood 

Heat Winners:  Jimmy Kessler, Jake Jones


Hanover, PA (8/24/18) - Two weeks ago, David Holbrook’s #77 Turning Stone Resort & Casino/SCC Trucking 358 Sprint Car had to be towed off of the track following a violent last lap crash that sent his race car straight into a wall. Holbrook walked away from the crash unscathed and was able to return to Trail-Way Speedway two weeks later, only to claim victory in the 2018 Trone Outdoor 358 Sprint Car Championship.

“After two weeks ago, this feels really good,” Holbrook explained in victory lane. “This is a completely new car, a new motor and we were able to put something together here.”

Polesitter Mark Van Vorst grabbed the lead on the initial green and held the top spot for several laps until Holbrook raced his way into the picture. Van Vorst and Holbrook split a lapped car going into three and four with Holbrook taking the high side and snatching the lead away coming to the line on the ninth lap. 

Nearly a few seconds later, the same lapped car spun in turn one causing fifth running, Steve Owings, to stop in the same turn. Owings rejoined the field at the tail end of the lead lap and raced his way to a seventh place finish.

Holbrook held a comfortable lead throughout the final laps of the 25-lap feature, coming across the line 2.231 seconds ahead of fifth starter, Cody Fletcher. Zach Euculano, Joe Trone, Jr., and JB Cunningham, Jr.

“We take it one week at a time,” Holbrook commented in victory lane, after being told he currently leads the 2018 Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Sprint Car point standings. “If you’re leading going into the last one, good, so be it. If you’re not, try your best. We come here every week to try our best.”

Holbrook leads Cody Fletcher by 14 points and Dylan Norris by 28 points going into the final three weeks of racing for the 358 Sprint Cars at Trail-Way Speedway.

Following a fifth place finish at Lincoln Speedway and Friday's second place finish at Trail-Way Speedway, Cody Fletcher claimed the 2018 Trail-Way/Lincoln 358 Sprint Car Shootout Series title and a $500 bonus. Kody Hartlaub, Matt Findley, Tyler Walton and Dylan Norris completed the top five.

Heats for the 19 358 Sprint Cars were won by Owings, Holbrook and Cunningham.

“I thought somebody was behind me the entire time so I was just trying to drive harder and harder,” so said 600 Micro Sprint driver, Bret Cronrath, in victory lane following a dominating 20-lap feature race.

Cronrath led from the drop of the green and was able to maintain a two second lead through the majority of the feature.

“Unfortunately we haven’t been here in a long while but we love this place and it feels good to get a win after four years,” Cronrath laughed.

Completing the top five were Travis Keiser, Jesse Snyder, Kameron Morral and Tyler Walton. 19th starter, Randy Kunkle, Jr., finished ninth, taking home the Donahue Motorsports Hard Charger award.

Heats for the 19 600 Micro Sprints were won by Snyder and Geoff Gill.

On the second lap of the 600 Micro Sprint feature, a caution had been brought out for a car stopped in turn two. Almost immediately, two micro sprints, driven by Cheyenne Robicheaux and Mike Rynard, collided going into turn three resulting in red flag conditions. Rynard was able to walk away from the accident while Robicheaux was transferred to York Hospital for further evaluation.

Littlestown’s Sam Gallagher claimed the 20-lap Precise Racing Products Street Stock feature, leading from the drop of the initial green flag until the checkered flag was waved.

The win, which was Gallagher’s fourth of the year, inched him closer to point leader, Brian Walls, with only two races remaining in the 2018 season.

Kyle Martin crossed the line second followed by Jim Jacobs, Aaron Beard and Danny Beard completing the top five.

Street Stock heat wins went to Walls and Gallagher.

Kyle Rohrbaugh claimed the 15-lap Limited Stock feature win, Friday night at Trail-Way Speedway. Rohrbaugh and Matt Chronister were battling for the lead when a lapped car became involved with only three laps remaining. Rohrbaugh drove to the outside of the lapped car while Chronister chose the inside, and while doing so, Chronister tagged the lapped car allowing Rohrbaugh just enough time to take the lead on the 13th lap.

Chronister followed Rohrbaugh across the line by .738 seconds followed by Shannon Weaver, Jeff Foster and Terry Hartlaub.

Heats for the Limited Stocks were won by Robbie Carroll and Rohrbaugh.

Trail-Way Speedway is back in action, Friday, August 31, 2018, with the 358 Sprint Cars, 270 Micro Sprints, Street Stocks and Limited Stocks. This will be the final “Kids Race Car Rides” event of the 2018 season. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m.

Trail-Way Speedway

Hanover, PA

Friday, August 24, 2018

For Immediate Release


Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 77-David Holbrook, [2]; 2. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [5]; 3. 10-Zach Euculano, [3]; 4. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [4]; 5. 39-Jason Cunningham Jr, [11]; 6. 11D-Kody Hartlaub, [7]; 7. 35-Steve Owings, [10]; 8. 48-Glenndon Forsythe, [12]; 9. 14T-Tyler Walton, [18]; 10. 28X-Matt Findley, [8]; 11. 44-Dylan Norris, [17]; 12. 8-Kenny Kuhn, [15]; 13. 28-Austin Kirby, [13]; 14. 34-Mark Van Vorst, [1]; 15. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [9]; 16. 29T-Neal Amspacher, [14]; 17. 2-Dennis Gross, [16]; 18. (DNF) 51-Austen Treuchet, [6]; (DNS) 19D-Wyatt Hinkle. No time.

Lap Leaders - Mark Van Vorst (1-8), David Holbrook (9-25)

358 Sprint Car Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 35-Steve Owings, [4]; 2. 10-Zach Euculano, [1]; 3. 66A-Cody Fletcher, [2]; 4. 28X-Matt Findley, [7]; 5. 28-Austin Kirby, [3]; 6. 2-Dennis Gross, [6]; 7. (DNF) 14T-Tyler Walton, [5]. No time.

358 Sprint Car Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 77-David Holbrook, [2]; 2. 51-Austen Treuchet, [5]; 3. 99-Joe Trone Jr, [4]; 4. 11D-Kody Hartlaub, [6]; 5. 29T-Neal Amspacher, [1]; (DNS) 19D-Wyatt Hinkle. Time - 2:24.65

358 Sprint Car Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 39-Jason Cunningham Jr, [2]; 2. 77K-Steven Kisamore, [3]; 3. 34-Mark Van Vorst, [1]; 4. 48-Glenndon Forsythe, [4]; 5. 8-Kenny Kuhn, [5]; 6. (DNF) 44-Dylan Norris, [6]. No time.


Feature (20 Lap) - 1. 16-Bret Cronrath, [1]; 2. 42K-Travis Keiser, [2]; 3. 96-Jesse Snyder, [10]; 4. 880-Kameron Morral, [8]; 5. 14T-Tyler Walton, [6]; 6. 71L-Brian Kramer, [4]; 7. 17-Bradley Weber, [7]; 8. 14K-Hannah Riser, [3]; 9. 91-Randy Kunkle Jr, [19]; 10. 8-Jim Young, [5]; 11. 4R-Zane Rudisill, [12]; 12. 57G-Geoff Gill, [9]; 13. 11R-Shelby Rowles, [11]; 14. 87-Buddy Hines, [13]; 15. (DNF) 6T9-Bill Smith, [17]; 16. (DNF) 6-Darren Kauffman, [15]; 17. (DNF) 81-Matt Chronister, [18]; 18. (DNF) 27Q-Mike Rynard, [16]; 19. (DNF) 11G-Cheyenne Robicheaux, [14]. No time.

Lap Leaders - Bret Cronrath (1-20)

600 Micro Sprint Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 96-Jesse Snyder, [3]; 2. 880-Kameron Morral, [6]; 3. 14T-Tyler Walton, [9]; 4. 71L-Brian Kramer, [1]; 5. 42K-Travis Keiser, [7]; 6. 4R-Zane Rudisill, [8]; 7. 87-Buddy Hines, [2]; 8. 6-Darren Kauffman, [5]; 9. 6T9-Bill Smith, [10]; 10. (DNF) 91-Randy Kunkle Jr, [4]. No time.

600 Micro Sprint Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 57G-Geoff Gill, [1]; 2. 17-Bradley Weber, [2]; 3. 8-Jim Young, [4]; 4. 14K-Hannah Riser, [5]; 5. 16-Bret Cronrath, [7]; 6. 11R-Shelby Rowles, [8]; 7. 11G-Cheyenne Robicheaux, [6]; 8. 27Q-Mike Rynard, [9]; 9. 81-Matt Chronister, [3]. Time - 2:07.74


Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 25-Sam Gallagher, [1]; 2. 54-Kyle Martin, [10]; 3. 4J-Jim Jacobs, [3]; 4. 60A-Aaron Beard, [4]; 5. 60-Danny Beard, [5]; 6. 94M-Zachary Myers, [6]; 7. 94-Dalton Myers, [2]; 8. 17-Brian Blank Jr, [8]; 9. (DNF) 51-Jeremy Stremmel, [7]; 10. (DNF) 2W-Brian Walls, [12]; (DNS) 19-Richard Phillip, ; (DNS) 14W-Andrew Walls. No time.

Lap Leaders - Sam Gallagher (1-20)

Street Stock Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 2W-Brian Walls, [6]; 2. 94-Dalton Myers, [1]; 3. 60A-Aaron Beard, [3]; 4. 94M-Zachary Myers, [5]; 5. 17-Brian Blank Jr, [2]; 6. (DNF) 54-Kyle Martin, [4]. Time - 2:30.98

Street Stock Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 25-Sam Gallagher, [4]; 2. 4J-Jim Jacobs, [5]; 3. 60-Danny Beard, [2]; 4. 51-Jeremy Stremmel, [1]; 5. 19-Richard Phillip, [6]; 6. (DNF) 14W-Andrew Walls, [3]. Time - 2:31.01


Feature (15 Laps) - 1. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [5]; 2. 81-Matt Chronister, [4]; 3. 2X-Shannon Weaver, [1]; 4. 32-Jeff Foster, [2]; 5. 92-Terry Hartlaub, [11]; 6. 69-Robbie Carroll, [12]; 7. 88-Justin Oberlin, [7]; 8. 38-Jason Chronister, [9]; 9. 47-Travis Brown, [13]; 10. 41-Cody Klinedinst, [8]; 11. 22-Chad Martin, [6]; 12. 6-Matt Worley, [10]; 13. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, [14]; 14. 67C-Jason Minter, [16]; 15. (DNF) 56-Zach Baxter, [3]; 16. (DNF) 36-Bobby Wellman, [15]. No time.

Lap Leaders - Jeff Foster (1-5), Matt Chronister (6-12), Kyle Rohrbaugh (13-15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 69-Robbie Carroll, [5]; 2. 81-Matt Chronister, [8]; 3. 32-Jeff Foster, [1]; 4. 22-Chad Martin, [2]; 5. 41-Cody Klinedinst, [3]; 6. 6-Matt Worley, [4]; 7. 47-Travis Brown, [6]; 8. 36-Bobby Wellman, [7]. Time - 2:05.81

Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) - 1. 12-Kyle Rohrbaugh, [8]; 2. 56-Zach Baxter, [1]; 3. 2X-Shannon Weaver, [4]; 4. 88-Justin Oberlin, [3]; 5. 38-Jason Chronister, [6]; 6. 92-Terry Hartlaub, [7]; 7. 99X-Creden Sponseller Jr, [2]; 8. 67C-Jason Minter, [5]. No time.

Rookie Reeser Scores At Port Royal, Scarborough Prevails In 305 Sprint Battle Mark Bitner Closes Inaugural USAC East Sprint Season With Win, Drevicki Gets Title



PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway played host to Open Wheel Madness II on Saturday night with Rookie Tyler Reeser of Orwigsburg scoring his first ever 410 sprint car win over Steve Buckwalter.

Reeser took $3,600 for the victory and became the 191st sprint car winner in the history of the track.
In the 305 sprint car main, John Scarborough of Bomoseen, Vermont, came out on top of a thrilling event that saw him lose the lead to Darren Miller and then reclaim the spot late to hold off Miller and Kyle Smith in a wild three-car chase to the checkers.

Mark Bitner of Trenton, New Jersey claimed the USAC East Sprint Car Series main event to close the series inaugural season while Steve Drevicki of Reading ended up second in the race while claiming the inaugural series championship title.

Trenton Sheaffer of Richfield took the lead at the start of the 25-lap 410 sprint car main chased by Reeser, who started second.

Reeser chased Sheaffer for the first seven laps before he pulled the trigger with a third turn dive to take control of the event.

The feature would go non-stop from start to finish with Steve Buckwalter driving into the second spot with nine away while point leader Greg Hodnett took third on the 10th tour.
At the halfway point, Reeser held a 1.558 second lead over Buckwalter as the front-runners raced through traffic.

Reeser’s preferred line was high and outside as he blasted around the track although he broke off of the groove to get by traffic when needed.
His top lane kept getting higher and higher however as the race neared the finish and on the final lap he did tag the wall without damage.

In his rookie year behind the wheel of a 410 sprint, Reeser took the win by 3.040 seconds over Buckwalter with Hodnett finishing third followed by Mike Wagner and Lucas Wolfe.

Sixth through 10th went to Logan Wagner, Dylan Cisney, Blane Heimbach, AJ Flick and Trenton Sheaffer.
Reeser scored five 305 sprint mains earlier in his career at Port Royal.
Heats went to Mike Wagner, Buckwalter and Sheaffer.

John Scarborough raced into the lead from the pole at the start of the 18-lap 305 sprint feature as Darren Miller motored into second on the second lap.

The leader hit traffic on the ninth tour with Miller in tow and four laps later Miller used the outside in the first and second turns to get control as Scarborough tried to negotiate heavy traffic.

Miller had made attempts during the prior laps only to see Scarborough persevere at the line.

Seventh starter Kyle Smith raced into third on lap 13 and was giving chase of the leaders, whom he caught during the final three circuits.

For the last mile and a half, Smith used all his ability to find a way through and around the duo of frontrunners but at the same time, Miller and Scarborough were racing side by side for the win with Scarborough finally gaining an edge with two laps to go.

Back to the line for the finish, Scarborough took the win over Miller and Smith with Austin Bishop and Drew Ritchey completing the top five.

The main event went non-stop with heats going to Kassidy Kreitz, Miller, Scarborough and Nick Sweigart while Greg Dombrosky took the consolation race.

Mark Bitner led from start to finish in the non-stop 20-lap USAC East Sprint Car feature.

Series point leader Steve Drevicki started sixth in the field and drove up to second on the eighth tour before setting his sights on the leader.
Drevicki drove down a sizeable advantage held by Bitner during the ensuing laps but failed to challenge for the win, coming up .617 seconds short at the finish.

Eddie Strada rode home third followed by Chandler Leiby and Joey Biasi.

Heats went to Leiby and Strada.

Feature Finishes


410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Tyler Reeser, 2. Steve Buckwalter, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Mike Wagner, 5. Lucas Wolfe, 6. Logan Wagner, 7. Dylan Cisney, 8. Blane Heimbach, 9. AJ Flick, 10. Trenton Sheaffer, 11. Jared Esh, 12. Adrian Shaffer, 13. Joey Hershey, 14. Kody Lehman, 15. Nicole Bower, 16. Bradley Howard, 17. Joe Kata III., 18. TJ Dehaven, 19. Austin Burke, 20. Greg Plank, 21. Jordan Givler

DNS: Eric Parker, Vince Snyder

 305 sprints, 18 laps: 1. John Scarborough, 2. Darren Miller, 3. Kyle Smith, 4. Austin Bishop, 5. Drew Ritchey, 6. Kyle Ganoe, 7. Nick Sweigart, 8. Zach Newlin, 9. Kassidy Kreitz, 10. Nathan Gramley, 11. Reed Thompson, 12. Jonathan Jones, 13. Alex Schanz, 14. Steve Surniak, 15. Stephanie Dodson, 16. Erin Statler, 17. Greg Dombrosky, 18. Fred Arnold, 19. Roger Irvine, 20. Colton Hoover, 21. Ryan Lynn, 22. Kirsten Hess, 23. Mike Alleman, 24. Tim Smolenyak, 25. Scott Ellerman, 26. Jeff Miller

DNQ: Wally Eshenaur, Dave Graber, Jimmy White, Jacob Gomola, Robert Garvey, Kurt Knepper, Dave Guss Jr., Jaremi Hanson, Jake Waters, Josh Spicer, Josh Dressler, Cody Hackenberry, Kenny Heffner, Tyler Denochik

USAC East sprints, 20 laps: 1. Mark Bitner, 2. Steve Drevicki, 3. Eddie Strada, 4. Chandler Leiby, 5. Joey Biasi, 6. Bill Unglert, 7. Chris Allen Jr., 8. Eric Jennings, 9. Ryan Quackenbush, 10. Joe Kata III., 11. Trey Hivner, 12. Jason Cherry, 13. Trevor Kobylarz, 14. Brian Riccio

Pittman Goes Back-To-Back at Big Sky Speedway for 6th Win of Season

BILLINGS, MT – August 25, 2018 – Daryn Pittman got by Jacob Allen on a double-file restart halfway through the race and never looked back, scoring his second consecutive win at Big Sky Speedway and capturing his sixth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of 2018. Allen settled for second with Donny Schatz completing the podium.

For the second consecutive night, Jacob Allen won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 35-Lap Feature. Allen drag raced with fellow front row starter Pittman the entire opening lap and edged ahead off of turn four to lead Lap 1.

The first 15 laps went non-stop, forcing Allen to negotiate lapped traffic and allowing Pittman and Schatz to close in. Brent Marks had a right rear explode, bringing out the first of a handful of cautions.

The ensuing double-file restart saw Allen elect the top of the speedway. Allen fought off two Pittman slidejobs to maintain control and lead Lap 16 before the yellow flew for Dominic Scelzi, who lost the handle of his family-owned machine off of turn one.

The caution restacked the field double-file once again, but this time the veteran Pittman prevailed over young Allen, controlling the field off of turn two to lead Lap 17.

A pair of cautions for Alan Gilbertson and Jason Sides gave Allen ample opportunity to steal the lead back from Pittman, but the Owasso, OK native was too strong on the double-file restarts and motored away.

The final caution of the evening came with four to go as Sheldon Haudenschild’s engine gave out. With less than five laps to go in the Feature, Outlaw rules dictate single-file restarts, giving Allen a different chance to wrestle the lead back.

Allen stayed with Pittman on the restart, but couldn’t mount a serious challenge as Pittman went on to win by .904 seconds.

“To get this win the way the last few months have been is really something special. Man, our last win was tough,” Pittman said solemnly before thanking his Kasey Kahne Racing crew for their continued support.

“There’s nothing better than winning these races, you never know when your last one is going to be,” Pittman, who now has 78 career Outlaw wins, added. "As you can see there’s nothing on the side of this car and there’s no better way to sign a sponsor than by winning races. That’s my job, to go out there and focus on putting this car in Victory Lane so I can keep this job and keep doing what I love,” Pittman said before thanking the sellout crowd at Big Sky Speedway.

Jacob Allen’s first World of Outlaws win continues to elude him, but the young Hanover, PA native remains in good spirits. “Leading laps and running up front is a lot of fun. Obviously, I want to get that first win, but to be able to be on the podium, finish top-five and contend for a win against these guys is something to be proud of and I’m proud of my race team,” Allen said positively.

Donny Schatz was pleased to come home third but wished the race got into more lapped traffic. “It’s fun to be in traffic, but that wasn’t in the cards tonight. Third is pretty respectable, the race track was fun and that’s all you can ask for as a racer. Full house tonight, thank you guys for being here, it was an awesome night for all of us,” Schatz said in good spirits.

Brad Sweet picked up KSE Hard Charger honors coming forward to fourth with Kraig Kinser completing the top five.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its trek west to Washington and has a pair of dates at Skagit Speedway this upcoming weekend Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1 in Alger, WA. Following that, the Series will head to Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma on Monday, September 3rd before making its lone appearance in Oregon at Willamette Speedway on Wednesday, September 5.

If you can’t make it to the track, be sure to watch all the action LIVE on!

Feature (35 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2][$10,000]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,800]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8][$2,500]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$2,300]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [5][$2,200]; 8. 5-David Gravel [3][$2,100]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [7][$2,050]; 10. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [12][$2,000]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [6][$1,500]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [16][$1,200]; 13. 24-Rico Abreu [15][$1,100]; 14. 99-Skylar Gee [13][$1,050]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$1,000]; 16. 97-Alan Gilbertson [17][$900]; 17. 37-Trever Kirkland [19][$800]; 18. 9K-Kory Wermling [22][$800]; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$800]; 20. 2JR-Kelly Miller [18][$800]; 21. 27DD-David Hoiness [20][$800]; 22. 77-Damon McCune [21][$800]; Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-16, Daryn Pittman 17-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+5]

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 7. 37-Trever Kirkland [7]; 8. 9K-Kory Wermling [8]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 6. 97-Alan Gilbertson [6]; 7. 27DD-David Hoiness [7]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 6. 2JR-Kelly Miller [6]; 7. 77-Damon McCune [7]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 5-David Gravel [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [6]

Saturday, August 25, 2018


MECHANICSBURG, PA – Freddie Rahmer drove by Kyle Larson in lapped traffic and on to win the first 20-lap main event Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway as part of the Jack Gunn Memorial sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Jim Siegel inherited the lead when Chad Trout had trouble in lapped traffic and held off Tony Stewart to win $4,000 in the second main event.

The All Stars have never beaten the Williams Grove regulars in a sanctioned race pushing their record to 35-0.

Rahmer’s second career All Star win was worth $4,000. It was his second Grove win of the season.

“I knew once we got the lead it was a long way from over,” Rahmer said referring to Larson. “We weren’t bad after the restart. I wasn’t cutting the corners like I wish I was. Then we got to lapped cars and made a couple good moves that probably kept him just far enough away to get it done.”

“The whole night it wasn’t turning in like I needed it to,” Rahmer said. “We changed the car and I knew after the first lap or so, we were going to be okay. The car was night and day different.”

Larson and Grandview winner and All Star point leader Aaron Reutzel shared the front row. Reutzel got the jump, but the yellow flew when Jac Haudenschild hit the second turn fence.

Larson streaked away on the second start as third starting Rahmer passed Reutzel for second.

Larson led by 2.663 seconds with four laps completed. He reached slower traffic with six down and Rahmer closed. Larson went to the bottom to try and lap cars as they raced into turn one. Rahmer shot by on the outside taking the lead with 11 laps to go.

Larson stayed right with Rahmer as Chad Trout slowed bringing out the yellow two laps later getting the leaders out of traffic.

“I wanted to see the caution because the track’s pretty fast and you could easily get yourself in trouble there,” Rahmer said. “The yellow definitely helped us. Get us into clean air. Ever since the middle of Speedweek, we’ve been driving better and the car is a little bit better. Everything is going good. We’re still not where I think we’re capable of being. We’re close anyway.”

Rahmer controlled the restart and final laps through traffic beating Larson by .347. Reutzel, Lance Dewease and Tim Shaffer completed the top five. Brian Montieth, Lucas Wolfe, Gerard McIntyre Jr., Ryan Smith and Chad Kemenah rounded out the top 10.

An inversion of all lead lap cars was used for the second 20-lap main event putting Danny Dietrich on the pole and Chad Trout second.

They traded the lead twice in the opening lap with Trout securing the top spot over Dietrich and Jim Siegel.

The yellow flew with four laps completed when Robbie Kendall slowed in turn four.

Close racing in the first turn on the restart resulted in Dietrich spinning up across the turn and into the fence.

Tony Stewart passed Dave Blaney on the restart taking third as Trout built a comfortable lead over Siegel.

At the half-way point, he led by 3.037 seconds and reached slower traffic.

That traffic cost Trout on the frontstretch on lap 11 as contact with Tyler Esh caused him to spin bringing out the yellow.

That handed the lead to Siegel over Stewart and Blaney. He controlled the restart and one more lap was completed before Brandon Spithaler slowed with seven laps to go.

Siegel won by 1.118 over Stewart for his first career All Star win and first Grove win in six seasons.

“It’s amazing,” Siegel said. “We built a couple different racecars just trying to get me comfortable. This is a brand new RPM Chassis. First night on it. It feels great to park it in Victory Lane. It’s my
first All Star win. It’s something I’ve been after for a long time. My dad won one here back in ’96. He really loved following the All Stars and it means a lot to me to get an All Star win.”

Blaney, Steve Buckwalter, and Anthony Macri completed the top five. Larson started 21st and finished sixth. Greg Hodnett, Brock Zearfoss, Brian Montieth rounded out the top 10. Rahmer dropped out of the main event.

Dewease set fast time over the 35-car field with a lap of 16.584.  Tim Shaffer, Anthony Macri, Brian Montieth and Tony Stewart won the eight-lap heat races. Larson and Reutzel won the dashes and Brock

Zearfoss the B-main.

Sprint Car Feature (20 laps): 1. Freddie Rahmer. 2. Kyle Larson. 3. Aaron Reutzel. 4. Lance Dewease. 5. Tim Shaffer. 6. Brian Montieth. 7. Lucas Wolfe. 8. Gerard McIntyre Jr. 9. Ryan Smith. 10. Chad Kemenah. 11. Greg Hodnett. 12. Paul McMahan. 13. Anthony Macri. 14. Brock Zearfoss. 15. Steve Buckwalter. 16. Carson Macedo. 17. Tony Stewart. 18. Robbie Kendall. 19. Jim Siegel. 20. Dave Blaney. 21. Chad Trout. 22. Danny Dietrich. 23. Tim Wagaman. 24. Nicole Bower. 25. Brandon
Spithaler. 26. Cory Haas. 27. Rick Lafferty. 28. Jac Haudenschild.

Sprint Car Feature 2 (20 laps): 1. Siegel. 2. Stewart. 3. Blaney. 4. Buckwalter. 5. Macri. 6. Larson. 7. Hodnett. 8. Zearfoss. 9. Montieth. 10. Smith. 11. Wolfe. 12. Shaffer. 13. Macedo. 14. McMahan. 15.
Kemenah. 16. McIntyre Jr. 17. Wagaman. 18. Esh. 19. Dewease. 20. Spithaler. 21. Bower. 22. Trout. 23. Rahmer. 24. Conley. 25. Dietrich. 26. Kendall. 27. Haas. 28. Reutzel

Did Not Qualify: Cale Conley, Tyler Esh, Cory Haas, Mark Smith,

Brandon Spithaler, Jay Galloway, Nicole Bower, Kody Lehman, Troy

Fraker, Alan Krimes

Brad Sweet Steals Black Hills Win on Late Restart

RAPID CITY, SD – August 24, 2018 – Brad Sweet used a double-file restart with seven laps remaining to get by race-long leader Jacob Allen and win his fifth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of the 2018 season Friday night at Black Hills Speedway. Schatz used that same restart to surge from ninth to finish second with Dominic Scelzi completing the podium.

Jacob Allen won the Sears Craftsman Dash to earn the pole for the 25-lap Feature alongside 2018 Knoxville Nationals Champion, Brad Sweet. The initial start saw David Gravel blast from fourth to the lead down the backstretch, but Allen muscled his Shark Racing No.1A underneath Gravel’s CJB No.5 off of turn four to lead the opening lap.

The first of two cautions in the Feature flew with two laps complete as Sheldon Haudenschild spun to a stop after battling for fifth. Haudenschild’s crew thrashed to get the Stenhouse Jr-Marshall No.17 back out, which would prove crucial later. The ensuing double-file restart saw 2017 Black Hills winner Shane Stewart move into second as Gravel got shuffled back to fifth.

Allen, in search of his first career Outlaw triumph, motored away from the field as the rest of the field waged war behind him. Intense racing action on Lap 4 saw Sweet move into second, Dominic Scelzi into third as Stewart got shuffled back to fourth. Scelzi, also in search of his first Outlaw triumph, pounded the cushion in turn one and two, to get by fellow California native Sweet for second on Lap 7 and set his eyes on Allen.

Allen navigated lapped traffic like a veteran and appeared to be on his way for the long-awaited first Outlaw win. Sweet worked back by Scelzi on Lap 17 for second and the next lap Sheldon Haudenschild brought out the final caution of the evening with seven laps remaining.

The caution erased the 2 and half-second lead Allen had accumulated and put one of Sprint Car Racing’s elite talents right next to him for the double-file restart.

Allen elected the bottom, but Sweet was able to remain even for the lead on the restart. Sweet edged in front to lead Lap 19, but a determined Allen threw a slide job to grab the lead momentarily off of turn two.

While all eyes were on Sweet and Allen’s torrid battle for the lead, Donny Schatz surged forward from ninth to third.

Back up front, Sweet’s momentum allowed him to regain control down the backstretch and into turn three and four. As a last-ditch effort to get the lead back, Allen threw the car low, but spun the tires off turn four, scrubbing his speed and allowing Donny Schatz and Dominic Scelzi to split him down the frontstretch for position.

Scelzi and Schatz jockeyed for position briefly, allowing Sweet to extend his lead and go on to win his fifth Feature of the year.

“I kinda feel bad for Jacob, he’s been working really hard and has a really fast car. He was probably the guy to beat, sometimes those late restarts will get you. I’ve been fortunate to have been out here a couple of more years and the experience can help in those situations,” Sweet said honestly.

“My car was really good, I just lost some track position on the start. It was nice to get back into second right when we did to get that shot on the restart,” Sweet added next to his NAPA Auto Parts, Kasey Kahne Racing No.49 in Victory Lane.

Donny Schatz, who was coming off a weekend sweep in his home state, settled for second after his surge on the Lap 18 restart.

“Hats off to my guys they always give me a good race car and we were pretty good at the end. I felt like we were running 43rd most of the race,” Schatz said with a smile.

It was all smiles for Dominic Scelzi, who completed the podium, tying his career-best Outlaw finish. “I had a dream of a race car to drive. We’ve had a heck of a last few months and to be on the podium with the Outlaws is awesome. We were fast at Billings last year, hopefully we can finish one or two spots better tomorrow,” Scelzi, who is following the World of Outlaws back to his home-state of California, said.

Logan Schuchart came forward to fourth with his Shark Racing teammate Allen settling for fifth. Greg Wilson earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 17th to finish sixth.

For the second consecutive year, the Black Hills Speedway track record fell, this year to Daryn Pittman, who paced the full-field of cars in Qualifying with a blistering 14.813 seconds, just a fraction off of Shane Stewart’s time last year.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season Saturday, August 25 at Big Sky Speedway in Billings, MT. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on!

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$5,500]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7][$3,200]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8][$2,800]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [1][$2,500]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [17][$2,300]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [6][$2,200]; 8. 5-David Gravel [4][$2,100]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [13][$2,050]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [3][$2,000]; 11. 18-Ian Madsen [9][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [11][$1,200]; 13. 24-Rico Abreu [15][$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$1,050]; 15. 99-Skylar Gee [16][$1,000]; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [5][$900]; 17. 97-Alan Gilbertson [14][$800]; 18. 2JR-Kelly Miller [18][$800]; 19. 88-Travis Reber [19][$800]; 20. 2K-Kevin Ingle [20][$800]; 21. 14-Ben Holmberg [21][$800]; 22. 4-Adam Speckman [23][$800]; 23. 3-Mike Pennel [22][$800]; 24. O-Ned Powers [24][$800] Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen 1-18, Brad Sweet 19-25; KSE Hard Charger Award: W20-Greg Wilson[+11]

Qualifying: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.813; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.817; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.836; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.838; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.862; 6. 5-David Gravel, 14.931; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.979; 8. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.999; 9. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.053; 10. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.055; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.064; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.068; 13. 19-Brent Marks, 15.162; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.271; 15. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.328; 16. 99-Skylar Gee, 15.369; 17. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 15.677; 18. 2JR-Kelly Miller, 16.236; 19. 88-Travis Reber, 16.758; 20. 4-Adam Speckman, 16.945; 21. 14-Ben Holmberg, 16.971; 22. 3-Mike Pennel, 17.104; 23. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 17.18; 24. O-Ned Powers, NT

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 7. 88-Travis Reber [7]; 8. 3-Mike Pennel [8]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 97-Alan Gilbertson [6]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 7. 2K-Kevin Ingle [8]; 8. 4-Adam Speckman [7]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer: 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [2]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 6. 2JR-Kelly Miller [6]; 7. 14-Ben Holmberg [7]; 8. O-Ned Powers [8]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 4. 5-David Gravel [3]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [4

Friday, August 24, 2018

Aaron Reutzel holds off Rahmer and Larson for Thunder Cup win at Grandview Speedway

BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. (August 23, 2018) - Aaron Reutzel did what some would consider the impossible on Thursday night at Grandview Speedway: beat the Pennsylvania Posse on their home dirt.

Reutzel, driver of the familiar Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87, achieved his feat in fantastic fashion, not only leading all 35 circuits to kick-off the four-day Central Pennsylvania invasion, but he also held off a swarm of competitors battling behind him that included defending Thunder Cup champion, Freddie Rahmer, and NASCAR superstar, Kyle Larson. For Reutzel, the $5,000 Thunder Cup victory increased his season win count to eight with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1; his first in ‘Posse Country.’

“It is badass to beat the Posse,” an elated Aaron Reutzel said in Grandview Speedway victory lane. “This isn’t an easy place to come to and expect to win. This win is going to be very special to us considering what we were able to do. I really can’t say enough about this team. There are so many people who make this possible. It’s incredible.”

Although Reutzel was in charge the entire distance, the 35-lap main event did not count down without a challenge for the Clute, Texas, native. The former ASCS national champion and now All Star Circuit of Champions driver point leader was forced to deal with an immense amount of pressure from multiple drivers with most of the chaos occurring during the second half of the program.

Between laps 20 and 28, things were getting interesting for Reutzel. Tim Shaffer, who started from the pole position by way of dash victory, was starting to nip at the heels of Reutzel as the duo attempted to navigate traffic. At the same time, Paul McMahan, who actually raced in the runner-up spot from lap 11 until lap 20, was also beginning to apply pressure on the top pair, soon joined by fifth-row starter, Freddie Rahmer. By lap 22, Rahmer and McMahan each worked by Shaffer, eventually igniting a battle with each other that included two official position changes in three laps.

Meanwhile, Kyle Larson, who started ninth, was also starting to come alive, soon working his way to fourth behind Reutzel, Rahmer, and McMahan. The hornet's nest calmed down on lap 28 when back-to-back caution flags appeared, one for a spinning Tim Shaffer, ultimately ending the four-car battle for the top spot.

The pair of cautions on lap 28, and another caution on lap 33, acted as a saving grace for Aaron Reutzel, allowing the Texan to utilize a clear track and clean air. Despite a mad attempt by Larson, pounding the cushion on the final two circuits in hopes of sneaking around the top-three, the intent failed. Reutzel escaped to win by 1.3 seconds at the final checkers followed by Freddie Rahmer, Kyle Larson, Paul McMahan, Chad Kemenah.

“It kinda started off with me running the top, then I heard someone running below me so I switched to the bottom for a little bit. I thought that maybe I was going way to slow down there. When I saw the ‘51’ come on the board, I figured he was rolling through the middle because he gets around this place really good. I put my wing back and started trying that,” Aaron Reutzel continued. “I knew that I didn’t want to see traffic because I was having a hard time getting by the slower cars. I was definitely better on the short runs, too. It all worked out in the end. Hopefully we can keep this up tomorrow at Williams Grove.”

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg will host the traveling All Stars on Friday, August 24, for the highly anticipated Jack Gunn Memorial. The annual program will feature a pair of 20-lap features each awarding a $4,000 top prize; the first twin feature format at the world-famous paperclip since 2015. Tony Stewart’s All Stars last visited Williams Grove Speedway in April with Lance Dewease picking up the high dollar payday. Dewease went on to sweep the weekend with the All Stars, also winning the Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway the following evening.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., will allow pit access beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 24. The All Star drivers meeting will happen at 6:30 p.m, followed by hot laps at 7 p.m., sharp. Those looking for more information should visit Williams Grove Speedway on the Web at

Contingency Awards/Results: Grandview Speedway - August 23, 2018:
Thunder Cup: Smoke on the Hill 2
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 30 Entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Spencer Bayston - 11.402 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.243 seconds *NTR
Ford Performance Heat #1: Spencer Bayston
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Dietrich
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cale Conley
JE Pistons Dash #1: Tim Shaffer
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Mark Smith
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: JJ Grasso (+10)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)


Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.243; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 11.402; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston, 11.485; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.502; 5. M1-Mark Smith, 11.518; 6. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 11.555; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody, 11.650; 8. 70-Dave Blaney, 11.664; 9. 20-Ryan Taylor, 11.693; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 11.725

Group (B)
1. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.487; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.488; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.628; 4. 87K-Alan Krimes, 11.694; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 11.736; 6. 37-JJ Grasso, 11.745; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 11.755; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 11.823; 9. 5-Tyler Ross, 11.890; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski, 12.132

Group (C)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.399; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 11.477; 3. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.512; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.556; 5. 44-Trey Starks, 11.597; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri, 11.650; 7. 11-Ryan Smith, 11.664; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.804; 9. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.853; 10. 19-Landon Myers, 11.949

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody [7]; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor [9]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 9. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 10. M1-Mark Smith [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 87K-Alan Krimes [1]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 7. 37-JJ Grasso [6]; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer [8]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [10]; 10. 5-Tyler Ross [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [9]; 7. 44-Trey Starks [5]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 10. 19-Landon Myers [10]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 87K-Alan Krimes [3]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 8. 39-Spencer Bayston [7]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 7 Transfer
1. M1-Mark Smith [1]; 2. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 3. 37-JJ Grasso [4]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer [7]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild [9]; 10. 5-Tyler Ross [11]; 11. 73B-Brett Michalski [10]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [10]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [9]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [7]; 7. 87K-Alan Krimes [5]; 8. 27-Greg Hodnett [8]; 9. 11-Ryan Smith [13]; 10. 37-JJ Grasso [20]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 12. 24-Lucas Wolfe [14]; 13. 70-Dave Blaney [23]; 14. 20-Ryan Taylor [19]; 15. 3G-Carson Macedo [17]; 16. 99M-Kyle Moody [15]; 17. 39M-Anthony Macri [22]; 18. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 19. 88-Brandon Rahmer [24]; 20. 35-Tyler Esh [16]; 21. 4-Brock Zearfoss [12]; 22. 14-Tony Stewart [11]; 23. 44-Trey Starks [21]; 24. M1-Mark Smith [18] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-35)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Grandview on 8/23)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3992
2. Chad Kemenah - 3972
3. Carson Macedo - 3968
4. Paul McMahan - 3772
5. Dave Blaney - 3770
6. Jac Haudenschild - 3748
7. Cale Conley - 3490
8. Parker Price-Miller -3466
9. Brandon Spithaler - 3220
10. Tyler Esh - 3078