Sunday, March 31, 2019

All Stars Hit Williams Grove April 12 For Tommy Hinnershitz Spring Classic



Mechanicsburg – In just two short weeks, the first big race of the season will take place at Williams Grove Speedway when the oval hosts the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprints for the first time this season.

The All Stars will invade to compete in the yearly Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic for sprint cars, going 30 laps in distance and paying $6,000 to win.

Another stout field of All Stars travelers is expected to descend on Williams Grove for the big event with the fact in mind that NO card-carrying, traveling All Star has ever won a feature event at the historic oval.

First in line will be defending All Stars champion Aaron Reutzel from Clute, Texas.

Reutzel has yet to tame Williams Grove although he does own wins elsewhere in the region.

Other top travelers expected to invade include six-time series champion Dale Blaney of Fowler, Ohio, aboard the Sam McGhee No. 11 entry.

Blaney is still seeking that elusive first Williams Grove victory of his career after riding home fifth in the 2019 season opener at the oval on March 17.

Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston, aboard one of two Premier Motorsports entries, will be in action along with teammate Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown, who is now a touring regular with the series.

All the way from the left coast, Cory Eliason of Visalia, California, will be campaigning in the Rudeen Racing No. 26.

Even more All Stars firepower will come from veteran Paul McMahan in the Buch No. 13 along with Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson, a former series champion.

Then throw in Gerard McIntyre Jr., Tyler Esh, John Garvin, George Hobaugh Jr., Canada’s Skylar Gee and Cale Conley of Vienna, West Virginia, in the Jessup No. 7K and one should expect no disappointment from the 2019 version of the Tommy Classic.

Of course all the Williams Grove regulars like Lucas Wolfe, Danny Dietrich, Brian Montieth, Freddie Rahmer, Ryan Smith, TJ Stutts and more will be on hand to keep the local bragging rights intact along with semi-regular Lance Dewease.

All Stars winners at the speedway last year were Dewease, Rahmer and Jim Siegel.

Tommy Hinnershitz of Oley, Pennsylvania, holds the distinction of winning the first ever race held at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, May 21, 1939.

During his 30-year career spanning 1930-1960, “The Fyling Dutchman,” as he was known, amassed seven AAA/USAC Eastern Big Car Championships, taking titles in 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1956 and in 1959.

Hinnershitz passed away in 1999.

USAC East Wingless 360 Sprints Race At Williams Grove Friday 410 sprint and 360 wingless sprint doubleheader slated for April 5, All Stars April 12




Mechanicsburg – It’s not that often that you get to see wingless sprint car racing at Williams Grove Speedway but this Friday, April 5 will be one of those times.


Until the last few years, wingless racing was absent at the oval for decades but it will hit the track Friday when the USAC East wingless 360 sprints compete in the series season opener. 


The Williams Grove Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints are also on the program, racing for $4,080 to win while the USAC 360 sprints compete for $1,500 to win in a 25-lap feature event.


Gates will open at 5:30 with racing slated for 7:30 pm. 


Adult general admission for the April 5 double sprint show is set at $17 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.  Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway


In just its second season of competition, the USAC East wingless sprints are looking forward to visiting Williams Grove Speedway for the first time in history.


“Adding the historical Williams Grove Speedway to the list of fantastic race tracks that the series will be visiting in 2019 really gives our series a big boost towards a wonderful 2019 racing season for the USAC-EC fans and it's racing teams,” says USAC East manager Curt Michael.


Steve Drevicki of Reading won the inaugural 2018 USAC East series title and will be in the field for the show.


Former national USAC sprint car champion Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, has expressed his tentative plan to be in the field along with USAC East drivers Coleman Gulick, Eddie Strada, Mark Bitner and many more.  


Following the 410/360 sprint doubleheader on April 5 at Williams Grove Speedway, The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars will invade the oval to commemorate the life and career of Tommy Hinnershitz in the annual running of the Tommy Classic on April 12.


The PASS IMCA 305 sprints will join the All Stars on the April 12 racing program.


The Tommy Hinnershitz Spring Classic will be part of the 2019 Hoosier Diamond Series of races at the track. 


Adult general admission for the All Stars show is set at $20 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.  Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway


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

Ryan Taylor Goes Flag to Flag for 6th Career Sprint Car Port Royal Victory, Rine and Hart pick up Late Model Victories

By: Justin Snyder/Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, PA: March 30, 2019-  Ryan Taylor is a multiple time winner at the Port Royal Speedway.  With 5 career wins at 'The Speed Palace', Taylor knows his way to victory lane on the front stretch.

However, he hadn't been to victory lane at the track since capturing the biggest victory of his career in the 2013 Dream Race worth $11,580.

That all changed on Saturday when Taylor lead flag to flag for 25 laps on a daytime surface to best weekend invader Dale Blaney and a hungry Lucas Wolfe to claim his 6th career Weikert's Livestock 410 series victory at the Juniata County oval.

"This thing was rolling around the top really nice tonight," said Taylor, a Perkasie, Pa native. "Everybody did their part tonight and all of our sponsors who put us in this position, I just can't thank them enough"

Taylor and Wolfe led the field to the green and Taylor jumped out to a quick lead, while 4th starting Jared Esh moved into second to set the pace. However, Brock Zearfoss would slow on the front stretch after only 2 laps to bring out the first caution.

Once back to green flag action, Taylor would once again jump out to a big lead, using the top to fly around the track. Meanwhile Wolfe would move into the 2nd position on lap 3, while 6th starting Blaney moved into 4th.

Setting a quick pace, Taylor approached lap traffic on lap 8 and attempted to maneuver around Brent Shearer, allowing Wolfe to attempt a slide job in turns 3 and 4. The cars nearly made contact, however Taylor never flinched and powered off the top of the speedway to once again stretch out his lead.

Shearer would spin 5 laps later in turn 3 to once again bunch the cars up under caution. This would serve as the final caution of the race.

On the restart, it was Blaney making his move, sliding Wolfe in turns 1 and 2 to move into the runner up spot, attempting to pick up his first victory in the Sam McGhee Motorsports #11 in only his 4th start with the team.

However, Taylor was focused on the task ahead and never looked back.

"I didn’t know who was behind me and I never looked at the scoreboard," said Taylor of the hard charging Blaney. "So many times a race can be lost at the end of a race because people start worrying about what is going on behind them"

"I just worried about where my car felt the best, where I had the most grip, where I need to maybe peddle it a little more on exit as it was starting to blow off a bit and I just kept my tires on the ground and tried to save it for the whole race."

Taylor stretched his lead over Blaney to over a second as he approached lap traffic again on lap 20. And while Blaney was able to cut the lead in half over the final few circuits, he never  really was able to muster much of a challenge as Taylor took the $3600 payday for the win.

Behind Blaney, it was Wolfe, Anthony Macri and last season's track champion Logan Wagner completing the top 5. Danny Dietrich, Dylan Cisney, Spencer Bayston, AJ Flick and Esh rounded out the top 10.

Coming off a season that saw Taylor take a bit of a step back schedule wise, it was a great start to the season for his team. While he's not ready to commit to battling for a track championship, it’s night's like these that will make that a possibility going forward

"I don't know about a championship quite yet and that's kind of a longshot goal, but we're going to try and not miss any Saturday nights and race here every week. We really only have one motor and one car, but we'll make it happen and if 3/4 of the way through the season we feel we're in contention, we'll really put our nose down and focus on that," said Taylor.

"Right now we're just focused on winning races and getting CP Carillo, MP Auto, Abreu Vineyards and all my sponsors in victory lane as many times as possible this year. I really want to perform for those who support me and getting into victory lane is the best way to do that, so winning races is the ultimate goal this year."

For Blaney, while he came home as a runner-up, getting more valuable seat time with a new team and contending for wins was a win in itself. After a year that saw the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver only run 10 races, he's prepping to once again head out and chase the Ollie's Bargain Outlets  Tour Championship.

"It was a real good night we had out here against a great field of cars," said Blaney. "For only being my 4th night out with these guys, I think we got a real nice baseline going forwards. Nights like these will allow for a lot of success hopefully."

"I got great cars and a great team, so it’s ultimately up to me to get back up to speed and make good decisions on the track. Tonight I felt like we all made good decisions as a team and it was a positive learning step."

Feature Finish, 25 Laps: 1. Ryan Taylor; 2. Dale Blaney; 3. Lucas Wolfe; 4. Anthony Macri; 5. Logan Wagner; 6. Danny Dietrich; 7. Dylan Cisney; 8. Spencer Bayston; 9. A.J. Flick; 10. Jared Esh; 11. Blane Heimbach; 12. Tyler Reeser; 13. Mike Wagner; 14. Carl Bowser; 15. Rick Lafferty; 16. T.J. Stutts; 17. Jeff Miller; 18. Brent Shearer; 19. Nicole Bower; 20. George Hobaugh; 21. Steve Buckwalter; 22. Brock Zearfoss; 23. Cole Duncan; 24. Justin Whittall; 25. Tony Fiore.

Super Late Models

Following up a season where he was crowned track champion at Port Royal Speedway, Danville, Pa's Jeff Rine picked right back up where 2018 left off when he picked up his first River Valley Builders Super Late Model Series win of the 2019 season at the Speed Palace.

Rine, who started 7th, bested Austin Hubbard, Dylan Yoder, Mason Zeigler and last weeks ULMS winner at the track Michael Norris for his 24th career triumph at the speedway, tying him for 10th all-time on the speedway win list with Tom Peck

"This is just awesome man. What a surface and what a race," said Rine, who will alternate between Selinsgrove and Port Royal this season depending on the purse.

Hubbard and Nick Dickson lead the field to the green with Hubbard jumping out to the early lead.  While Hubbard stretched his lead, Jason Covert was an early mover, going from his 11th starting spot to 5th by lap 5.

By lap 8, Rine had worked himself up to 3rd, before sliding under Gary Stuhler for 2nd coming out of turn 4. He would set his sights on the leader before racing action would come to a halt due to a slowing Ralph Morgan on lap 13.

Rine would try multiple times to slide under Hubbard after returning to green flag action , before ultimately pulling the winning move in turn 1 with a slide-job on lap 20.

"The track was soo good and I really didn’t know where to go out there," said Rine. "I got a head of steam and momentum there going into turn 1 and I just rode it like a bucking bronco and was able to make it stick.

Rine would hit lap traffic on lap 25 with 5 laps to go, however Hubbard would never mount a comeback as Rine, pumping his fist out the window down the backstretch would cruise to a 1.433 second victory.

For Hubbard, he was just happy to come home second after leading 20 laps.

"Jeff was just better than us. It's that simple," said Hubbard, of Laurel, De. "It was a lot of fun, but ultimately the best car won tonight and second is really all we can ask for."

Feature Finish, 30 Laps: 1. Jeff Rine 2. Austin Hubbard 3. Dylan Yoder 4. Mason Zeigler 5. Michael Norris 6. Jason Covert 7. Nick Dickson 8. Gary Stuhler 9. Tim Smith Jr. 10. Gene Knaub 11. Matt Cosner 12. Dillan Stake 13. Dan Stone 14. Mike Lupfer 15. Andy Haus 16. Max Blair 17. Mike Pehger 18. Michael Lake 19. Austin Berry 20. Hayes Mattern 21. Bryan Berhheisel DNF: Justin Weaver, Ralph Morgan, Justin Kann

Limited Late Models

Port Royal's own Devin Hart capitalized on a pole position starting spot to take home the Selinsgrove Ford Limited Late Model opener over Todd Snook, Andrew Yoder, Derick Garman and Donnie Farling.

Yoder jumped out to the early lead over Hart as they both led the field to the green for the 20 lap feature.

After dropping back to 4th early, Hart used the top to move into 2nd on lap 5 and set his sights on Yoder. Both cars made contact on lap 9, before Hart took the lead for good using the bottom in turn 3 and 4 in lap traffic on lap 12.

Snook would pass Yoder for 2nd on lap 14. Following a lap 16 caution for 2 spinning cars in turn 3, Hart would hold off all challenges for the $800 payday by .558 second  at the line.

Kenny Yoder, Troy Miller, Taylor Farling, Devin Frey and Steve Kenty would complete the top 10.

Feature Finish, 20 Laps: 1. Devin Hart 2. Todd Snook 3. Andrew Yoder 4. Derick Garman 5. Donnie Farling 6. Kenny Yoder 7. Troy Miller 8. Taylor Farling 9. Devin Frey 10. Steve Kent 11. Tyler Ritchey 12. Shaun Miller 13. Jared Fulkroad 14. JR Toner 15. Rick Singleton DNF: Ryan Zook, Drew Weisser, Scott Landis, Chase Bowsman, Curt Dunn, Ethan Beasom, Dan Berry

FREDDIE RAHMER EARNS FIRST VICTORY OF YOUNG 2019 SEASON; Jeff Halligan Goes Wire to Wire for the 358 Feature Win


Saturday, April 6, 2019 (7PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Wingless Super Sportsman

Saturday, April 13, 2019 (7PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + USAC East Coast Wingless Sprints

Saturday, April 20, 2019 (7PM) 16th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial: Spring Championship for 410 Sprints ($6,900 to win + time trials) + 358 Sprints + Central PA Legends

Abbottstown, PA (March 30, 2019) – Freddie Rahmer got the monkey off his back Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway, with his first win of the 2019 season.

Joe Kata started on the pole with Cole Young on the outside of row 1. Glenndon Forsythe and Tyler Esh made up row two. Kata got a good start and had the lead with Forsythe up to second when the caution came out on lap 1. Esh got sideways in turn 1 and collected Jim Siegel. Todd Gracey, who was running his 360 Sprint Car, pulled into the pits under the caution ending his night. Both Esh and Siegel pulled in parallel to their pit stalls indicating they wanted to utilize the two-minute work period. Siegel ended up pulling into his pit as there was too much damage to the No. 59. Esh was able to rejoin the field.

Rahmer was up to 4th from his 6th starting spot on the restart. Last week’s feature winner, Alan Krimes, started 9th and had made his way to 6th for the restart.

After the restart, Rahmer made his way up to 3rd on lap 2. Kyle Moody started working his way through the field from his 12th starting spot and was up to 9th in two laps. Kata started to pull away from the field as Rahmer made his way up to second on lap 4.

Kata had a lead of over 2 seconds by lap 6. Rahmer started to close the gap to Kata as they approached lapped traffic on lap 8. Rahmer had Kata’s lead down to .6 seconds and got under Kata in turns 3 and 4 on lap 11 but couldn’t complete the pass. Freddie stuck around and got by Joe for the lead coming out of turn 2 on the next lap.

It didn’t take long for Rahmer to pull away from the rest of the field. It took Freddie one lap to put 2 seconds between him and second place.

The second caution of the race came on lap 15 for Brian Montieth and Brett Michalski in turn 4. Montieth had been running 5th and had made it a 4-car battle for second with Kata, Forsythe and Adam Wilt. Both Montieth and Michalski were able to rejoin the field.

The restart with 10 laps to go erased Rahmer’s lead of 2.7 seconds over the field.

Rahmer got a great start at the cone. Lap 17 saw a lot of action as Wilt got around Forsythe for third and Moody had worked his way up to seventh.

As Wilt caught Kata a great battle for second ensued. While the battle for second was heating up, the battle for fourth, between Forsythe and Tim Glatfelter was just as exciting.

Wilt got around Kata for second on lap 22. Forsythe and Glatfelter were right there to make it a three-way battel for 3rd with Kata. Glatfelter eventually came out of the pack with third place with two laps to go.

Rahmer got to the checkered flag first for the win with Wilt crossing the line second. Glatfelter held onto third. Moody made his way up to fourth and Forsythe held onto fifth.

Two drivers traveled to the track to compete on Saturday. Cody Bova made the trip from Struthers, Ohio and Plano, Texas driver, T.J. Michael also joined the competition.

410 Sprint Car heat winners were Jim Siegel, Cole Young and Glenndon Forsythe.

Jeff Halligan Goes Wire to Wire for the 358 Feature Win

After a DNF in last week’s feature, Jeff Halligan turned it around and ended the night in Victory Lane. Halligan started on the pole of Saturday Night’s feature with Ashley Cappetta sharing the front row. CJ Tracy and Tyler Walton made up row 2.

Halligan got out to the lead at the start with Chris Frank getting up to second from his fifth starting spot. The caution came out before a lap was completed for Kyle Denmyer who spun out in turns 1 and 2. Denmyer was able to rejoin the field.

Jeff got another good start on the complete restart. Cappetta held onto second with Walton third. Kevin Nouse got up to fourth from his seventh starting spot.

Cappetta and Walton drag raced down the back stretch for second on lap 2 with Walton taking the position from Cappetta.

The caution came out again on lap 3. This time it was for Mike Bittinger and Cody Fletcher in turn 3. Bittinger was on his side and nearly flipped his car but in an impressive act he was able to drive away from the incident. After the remarkable move, Bittinger pulled into the pits and was done for the night. Fletcher rejoined the field.

Walton stayed with Halligan on the restart after they passed the cone. Nouse was all over Cappetta for third and got under her in turns 1 and 2 for the spot but the caution came out. Last week’s winner, Troy Wagaman Jr., found himself in need of a tow back to the pits from the front stretch.

Halligan went to the top of turns 1 and 2 on the restart with Walton trying the bottom. Halligan held off Walton and kept the lead.

Nouse was working on Cappetta for third while Tyler Ross made his way up to fifth.

David Holbrook spun out in turn 2 to bring out the caution on lap 8. Holbrook rejoined the field.

Nouse got under Cappetta on the restart in turn 1 but Ashley got the spot back coming out of turn 2. The caution flag came out on lap 10 for Zach Euculano as he came to a stop along the inside guardrail in turn 3.

Halligan had a good start and but some distance between Walton. Nouse was not able to get a good run on Cappetta on the restart.

Jeff started to pull away from the rest of the field and had a 1.7 second lead on lap 13 when the caution came out for Holbrook who spun out in turns 3 and 4. Holbrook rejoined the field. The caution flag came out for the final time on the ensuing restart for Frank when he came to a stop in turns 1 and 2.

Ross got his nose under Nouse for fourth but couldn’t make it stick. Halligan garnered a nearly 2 second lead with 4 laps to go and never looked back. Walton held onto second with Cappetta crossing the line third. Nouse finished fourth with Ross completing the top five.

358 Sprint heats were won by Ashley Cappetta, Kevin Nouse and Todd Rittenhouse.

Next Saturday, April 6, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 & 358 Sprint Cars and Wingless Super Sportsman. Racing starts at 7PM with pit gates opening at 4:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 5PM.

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, March 30, 2019


Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer ($3,500); 2. 15-Adam Wilt; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 6. 87-Alan Krimes; 7. 10K-Joe Kata; 8. 17-Cole Young; 9. 72-Ryan Smith; 10. 35o-Steve Owings; 11. 39-Cory Haas; 12. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 13. 1X-Chad Trout; 14. 19M-Landon Myers; 15. 75-Chase Dietz; 16. 21-Brian Montieth; 17. 7K-Dan Shetler; 18. 8M-TJ Michael; 19. 35-Tyler Esh; 20. 73B-Brett Michalski; 21. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 22. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 23. 59-Jim Siegel (DNF); 24. 3-Todd Gracey (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Joe Kata (1-11); Freddie Rahmer (12-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 2. 35-Tyler Esh; 3. 10K-Joe Kata; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 35o-Steve Owings; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 7. 8M-TJ Michael; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski; 9. 1X-Chad Trout

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 17-Cole Young; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 19M-Landon Myers; 5. 72-Ryan Smith; 6. 75-Chase Dietz; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher; 8. 3-Todd Gracey; 9. 20B-Cody Bova

410 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 99-Kyle Moody; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler; 7. 7-Trey Hivner; 8. 27G-Jay Galloway

410 Sprint Consi (10 laps) - 1. 8M-TJ Michael; 2. 3-Todd Gracey; 3. 1X-Chad Trout; 4. 21T-Scott Fisher; 5. 39-Cory Haas; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski; 7. Trey Hivner; 8. 20B-Cody Bova; 9. 27G-Jay Galloway

358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 45-Jeff Halligan ($1,100); 2. 14T-Tyler Walton; 3. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 4. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 5. 41B- Tyler Ross; 6. 18-Todd Rittenhouse; 7. 21-CJ Tracy; 8. 28-Matt Findley; 9. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 10. 5-Travis Scott; 11. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 12. 44-Dylan Norris; 13. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 14. 44B-Dave Brown; 15. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 16. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 17. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 18. 77-David Holbrook; 19. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 20. 34-Mark Van Vorst; 21. 00-Chris Frank (DNF); 22. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 23. 19-Tory Wagaman Jr. (DNF); 24. 93-Mike Bittinger (DNF)

Lap Leader – Jeff Halligan (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) - 1. 89-Ashely Cappetta; 2. 00-Chris Frank; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 41B-Tyler Ross; 5. 77-David Holbrook; 6. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 7. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 8. 44B-Davey Brown; 9. 44-Dylan Norris; 10. 51-Austin Treuchet

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) - 1. 1J-Kevin Nouse; 2. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 3. 14T-Tyler Walton; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr.; 7. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 8. 10-Zach Euculano; 9. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 10. 50-Alyson Dietz

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps) - 1. 18-Todd Rittenhouse; 2. 21-CJ Tracy; 3. 45-Jeff Halligan; 4. 5-Travis Scott; 5. 34-Mark Van Vorst; 6. 93-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 7. 5A-Zacharly Allman (DNF); 8. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 9. 8-Kenny Kuhn (DNS)

358 Sprint Consi (10 laps) - 1. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 2. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 3. 44B-Davey Brown; 4. 44-Dylan Norris; 5. 56M-DJ Montgomery; 6. 10-Zach Euculano; 7. 50-Alyson Dietz; 8. 5A-Zachary Allman; 9. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 10. 51-Austin Treuchet (DNF); 11. 8-Kenny Kuhn (DNS)

SWEEP DREAMS Texan Reutzel Dominates Every Phase of Perris SoCal Showdown

PERRIS, CA – MARCH 30, 2019 – Aaron Reutzel wrote an eloquent ending to the eventful and riveting story of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ California swing, ending it Saturday night in similar fashion to how it began.

Last year’s Rookie of the Year Ian Madsen opened the swing in early March at Thunderbowl Raceway — where Reutzel won his first ever World of Outlaws race last year during the swing —  winning everything he could: fastest in practice, Quick Time, Heat win, drew the pole for the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash, won the Dash, lead every lap in the Feature and won it.

Reutzel did exactly the same at the half-mile Perris Auto Speedway. He was fastest in practice. Quick Time. Won his Heat race. Drew the pole for the Dash. Won the Dash. Lead every lap in the 30-lap Feature and claimed his second World of Outlaws win at the SoCal Showdown.

“Unbelievable,” the Clute, Texas native said, having to pause afterward, as if to try and grasp the dominance himself.

Coming into the Perris race, Reutzel had a top-five and two top-10 finishes in the California swing and sat seventh in Series points, ahead of full-time World of Outlaws drivers such as Shane Stewart and Madsen. But to Reutzel, he was having a terrible year and it was time for a change.

He and his Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports team made one the morning of the race. It worked.

“We just went back to everything we were doing last year,” Reutzel said. “We just made one little change and it made the difference.”

That little change; ditching a newly built car to put an old car back together.

“There’s nothing different between them,” Reutzel said. “Sometimes you just get a car that doesn’t work, and that might have been one that doesn’t work. Everything else exactly them same. It just worked out for us.”

With the car he’s been running, Reutzel said it felt like he and his team were always playing catch up when it came to the Feature and could never qualify well anymore.

“That’s something you can’t do with these (World of Outlaws) guys,” Reutzel said.

Now, his confidence is back. It showed on track, holding off two California natives who grew up racing on the California swing tracks — rookie Carson Macedo and Rico Abreu.

In the early stage of the Feature, Macedo presented himself as a possible threat to Reutzel, inching in on him lap after lap. After an early red flag, for a flip involving Brent Marks, Reutzel had his biggest challenge yet with Macedo starting next to him and Abreu behind them. But when the green flag dropped, Macedo and Abreu were left trading slide jobs to determine who would finish second while Reutzel sailed away. It was the same story with on another restart a couple of laps later.

“I felt like I had a couple of runs at him on a couple of restarts, and it just seemed like… It’s just the way it went,” said Macedo, who finished second. “Aaron did a good job all night. I felt like we had a good race car. I felt like we had a good package all night.”

Macedo has had one of the best California swings out of all full-time World of Outlaws drivers, having finished in the top-10 in all five races and got his first win of the season at Silver Dollar Speedway.

“We’re having a lot of fun right now,” Macedo said. “We’re putting good runs up on the board and that’s what it’s all about with the Outlaws.”

In line with Macedo and Madsen, Reutzel is the eighth different winner this year in the past nine races. And even though it’s his second ever Series win, it’s still as special as the first.

“Whether you have 100 (wins) or your Donny Schatz getting another one or me getting my second one, just winning an Outlaw race is huge in general,” Reutzel said. “It feels really good to get it.”

Reutzel’s win closes the story of the 2019 World of Outlaws Spring Break California swing, but the Series continues next weekend on Friday, April 5, for the Wildcat Shootout at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. and on Saturday, April 6, for the Arizona Desert Shootout at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz.

The Texan’s next chapter with the World of Outlaws will begin in May at Eldora Speedway.

As always, you can catch all the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on

For tickets and more information, go to

NOS Energy Drink Feature (30 Laps)

1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1][$10,000]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [3][$5,500]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [2][$3,200]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6][$2,800]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [7][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8][$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$2,200]; 8. 5-Shane Stewart [10][$2,100]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$2,050]; 10. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi [14][$2,000]; 11. 45-Chad Kemenah [4][$1,500]; 12. 41-David Gravel [11][$1,200]; 13. 83-Daryn Pittman [12][$1,100]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [18][$1,050]; 15. 1S-Logan Schuchart [16][$1,000]; 16. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg [13][$900]; 17. 21-Brian Brown [17][$800]; 18. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [24][$800]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [23][$800]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22][$800]; 21. 21P-Robbie Price [20][$800]; 22. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$800]; 23. 19-Brent Marks [19][$800]; 24. 33M-Mason Daniel [21][$800]; Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel 1-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 71P-Parker Price-Miller[+6]

Qualifying - 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.377; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.398; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.409; 4. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.418; 5. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.546; 6. 2-Carson Macedo, 14.559; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.585; 8. 21-Brian Brown, 14.59; 9. 83-Daryn Pittman, 14.592; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 14.653; 11. 45-Chad Kemenah, 14.671; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.672; 13. 19-Brent Marks, 14.681; 14. 41-David Gravel, 14.684; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.719; 16. 5-Shane Stewart, 14.724; 17. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.732; 18. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.732; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.748; 20. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi, 14.785; 21. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.809; 22. 21P-Robbie Price, 14.832; 23. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 14.842; 24. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 14.845; 25. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.929; 26. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 15.399

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [6]; 5. 19AZ-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 8. 21P-Robbie Price [8]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [9]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 45-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 4. 41-David Gravel [5]; 5. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi [7]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 7. 13-Mark Dobmeier [9]; 8. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [8]; 9. 33M-Mason Daniel [6]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [7]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 4. 45-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 19-Brent Marks [1][-]; 2. 21P-Robbie Price [5][-]; 3. 33M-Mason Daniel [3][-]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7][-]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [4][-]; 6. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [6][-]; 7. 13-Mark Dobmeier [8][$300]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][$250]

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Dietrich Wires For Grove Sprints Win, Eckert Holds Off Covert For ULMS Lates

Mechanicsburg –Danny Dietrich wired the field to win the 25-lap sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, outracing Steve Buckwalter and Cory Hass for his 20th career oval victory, worth $4,080.

In the $3,000, 30-lap ULMS Late Models main event, York’s Rick Eckert scored his seventh career speedway feature win by driving by Mason Ziegler late in the event.

Dietrich took his win from the pole but saw his pace halted and slowed at times before he could reach victory lane. 

The worst of the incidents took place on lap four when the red flag unfurled for a vicious series of flips by Kasey Kahne as he was exiting the fourth corner.

Kahne’s mount flipped down across the speedway and although the former NASCAR star climbed from the car on his own power and walked to the ambulance, emergency crews were reviewing him as a precaution.

The restart saw a tense battle unfold for third between Cory Haas and Lance Dewease with the pair see-sawing back and forth for the spot for four consecutive laps with Haas eventually coming out on top.

Just as traffic came into play for Dietrich, a yellow flag unfurled for a stopped Rodney Westhafer with 10 laps away.

Haas and Dewease again did battle on the restart as Dietrich got away and again entered traffic, this time with 17 laps recorded.

With five laps to go, Dietrich had a straightaway lead over Buckwalter and was pulling away as Dewease withdrew from the event with just two laps to go.

Dietrich scored the victory by 4.677 seconds ahead of Buckwalter, Haas, Brock Zearfoss and Brian Montieth.

Sixth through 10th went to TJ Stutts, Ryan Smith, Anthony Macri, Kyle Moody and Lucas Wolfe.

Heats went to Haas, Zearfoss and Dale Blaney.

The 30 lap ULMS super late model main saw Mason Zeigler take the lead from the second starting spot when action began but only two laps could be completed before the first caution period.

Polesitter Jeff Rine restarted second but the pace was again slowed a lap later when a challenging Jason Covert lost the handle in the third turn and went to the rear for a restart.

Ziegler hit traffic with 10 laps scored chased by Rine and sixth starter Rick Eckert as Covert was putting on a show from the rear.

The York Haven driver marched through the field, hooking the cushion in the turns to blast around cars at will.

By the time the field was bunched for a caution flag with 13 laps to go, Covert was all the way back up to fifth.

Eckert muscled by Rine on the restart and set his sights on Ziegler but another caution a lap later gave him a clear shot at the leader.

Covert continued his show, blasting into third on the restart but in the meantime Eckert was working on Ziegler, eventually snaring the lead with seven laps to go as Ziegler began slipping.

After getting control, Eckert poured on the speed to open up a gap over Ziegler but a final caution set up Covert for a run at the win after going to the rear on the third lap.

Covert had taken second from Ziegler on lap 24 and tried his best to work around Eckert over the final four circuits but Eckert proved up to the task by the slimmest of margins, .170 seconds.

Covert was second followed by Ziegler, Justin Weaver and Rine.

Sixth through 10th went to Max Blair, Kyle Lee, Gary Stuhler, Gene Knaub and Andy Haus.

Heats went to Eckert, Rine and Michael Norris.  Ziegler set quick time with a lap of 19.238 seconds.

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Feature finishes

410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Danny Dietrich, 2. Steve Buckwalter, 3. Cory Haas, 4. Brock Zearfoss, 5. Brian Montieth, 6. TJ Stutts, 7. Ryan Smith, 8. Anthony Macri, 9. Kyle Moody, 10. Lucas Wolfe, 11. Freddie Rahmer, 12. Spencer Bayston, 13. Dylan Cisney, 14. Chad Trout, 15. Kody Lehman, 16. Adrian Shaffer, 17. Brett Michalski, 18. George Hobaugh Jr., 19. Lance Dewease, 20. Rick Lafferty, 21. Rodney Westhafer, 22. Shai Morris, 23. Kasey Kahne, 24. Dalen Blaney, 25. Robbie Kendall

ULMS Late Models, 30 laps: 1. Rick Eckert, 2. Jason Covert, 3. Mason Ziegler, 4. Justin Weaver, 5. Jeff Rine, 6. Max Blair, 7. Kyle Lee, 8. Gary Stuhler, 9. Gene Knaub, 10. Andy Haus, 11. Tyler Horst, 12. Bryan Bernheisel, 13. Matt Sponaugle, 14. Jason Dobson, 15. Dan Stone, 16. John Weaver, 17. Michael Lake, 18. Mike Lupfer, 19. Michael Norris, 20. Dave Brouse Jr., 21. Matt Cosner, 22. Mike Wonderling Jr., 23. Mike Pegher, 24. Dylan Yoder

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BOTTOM’S UP Gravel rides low groove to victory for Jason Johnson Racing’s first World of Outlaws win since Johnson’s death

HANFORD, CA – MARCH 29, 2019 – Nothing was going to stop David Gravel from jumping out of his car.

Out of breath with a wide grin on his face, he high-fived and hugged his crew members while en route to a bath of confetti when he stood on the back of his car and pointed to the sky.

Not only was he celebrating his first win of the season at Keller Auto Speedway, his 40th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win and his first win with his new Jason Johnson Racing team, he honored the man whose car he drives.

This is the first World of Outlaws win for the Jason Johnson Racing team since co-owner and driver Jason Johnson died in a crash last June at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin.

“It’s definitely special,” said Gravel, almost lost for words.

The start of his night did not signal a potential victory, with the luck of the draw sending him out last for qualifying. He managed a 15th-place qualifying effort on a track several drivers called “tricky” due to its slick condition.

It didn’t take long for Gravel to figure out the trick, winning his Heat race.

“It really set us up for the rest of the night,” Gravel said. “I knew the bottom was going to be a factor.”

Gravel’s crew chief, Philip Dietz, said Gravel called his shot before the Feature. He was going to stick to the bottom until he figured it out. And he did.

Starting from the pole, Sheldon Haudenschild shot to the early lead of the Feature, riding the high side of the slick track. While he led, the hoard of drivers behind him were rarely in the same lane or position lap after lap. They tried high. They tried low. Wherever there was grip, they made sure to use up every inch of it.

Closing in on halfway through the 35-lap Feature, the bottom proved to be the preferred line of choice. Shane Stewart, who faced heart-break last race at the Stockton Dirt Track after blowing a tire while leading with five laps to go, looked to have his sight set on redemption, reeling in the 2017 Rookie of the Year.

Stewart took the lead on lap 20, but his hope for redemption was short lived as Gravel had been working the bottom of the track to perfection and was not far behind. He took the lead from Stewart – driving for Gravel’s former team, CJB Motorsports – two laps later.

“Honestly, I just didn’t have the patients to run the bottom in turns 1 and 2,” said Stewart, who ended up third. “Driver instincts, you just don’t know what to do at times. Once David went by me, I tried to run the bottom again, and missed it a couple of times. I thought I should get back up to the top and then (Daryn) Pittman got me.”

Pittman, who extended his points lead over second-place Donny Schatz to 12 points by finishing second, was still all smiles after his third runner-up finish of the year.

“I would have never guessed from the beginning of that race that we would be just putting around the bottom,” Pittman said. “We were not set up for that at all. I honestly thought the top would stay dominate. It never crossed my mind that we would be running the bottom.”

Like he planned it himself, Gravel said he knew other drivers would burn off the top of the track and the bottom would be the dominate line. He just had to stay patient enough to remain there throughout the race.

Although he did go to the top one lap, but he said that was only because the bottom was crowded. He ran his race.

“I was just trying to run my line,” Gravel said. “I knew if I missed up one corner and was still in the lead, I knew I wouldn’t have gotten passed if I just hit my marks after that. Luckily we were able to hang on and win.”

It was a special win to him and his crew.

“It’s definitely different,” said Tyler Elliott, the car chief for the Jason Johnson Racing team. “It’s not the same. But it’s exciting. Overwhelming.”

After three races in-a-row without a top-10 finish, Elliot said the win is well needed.

Dietz added its “definitely an emotional night” for the team.

“This is one track we’ve struggled at over the years,” he said. “We knew we had to up our game when we came in tonight. To go out and pick up a win for JJR and all of our sponsors, you know, we couldn’t ask for a better night."

Nothing was going to stop Dietz and the Jason Johnson team from celebrating in Victory Lane with an out of breath and wide grinning Gravel.

The Series will wrap up its Spring Break tour through California Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif.

As always, you can catch all the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series action on

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NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps)

1. 41-David Gravel [7][$10,000]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [5][$5,500]; 3. 5-Shane Stewart [3][$3,200]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1][$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [17][$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$2,300]; 7. 17W-Shane Golobic [8][$2,200]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [6][$2,100]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [11][$2,050]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [22][$2,000]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [23][$1,500]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [12][$1,200]; 13. 19-Brent Marks [4][$1,100]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [24][$1,050]; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [15][$1,000]; 16. 7S-Tim Kaeding [21][$900]; 17. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [16][$800]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$800]; 19. 88N-DJ Netto [19][$800]; 20. 45-Chad Kemenah [18][$800]; 21. 7-Jason Sides [10][$800]; 22. O-Bud Kaeding [14][$800]; 23. 24-Rico Abreu [20][$800]; 24. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi [9][$800]; Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild 1-19, Shane Stewart 20-21, David Gravel 22-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet[+12]

Qualifying – 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.531; 2. 19-Brent Marks, 14.609; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 14.799; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic, 14.853; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.048; 6. 21P-Robbie Price, 15.125; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.133; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman, 15.178; 9. 2-Carson Macedo, 15.207; 10. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.217; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.228; 12. 7S-Tim Kaeding, 15.287; 13. 5-Shane Stewart, 15.308; 14. 7-Jason Sides, 15.312; 15. 41-David Gravel, 15.333; 16. 26-Cory Eliason, 15.363; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.37; 18. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.43; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.479; 20. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 15.526; 21. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 15.535; 22. 45-Chad Kemenah, 15.571; 23. 68-Chase Johnson, 15.617; 24. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.618; 25. 33M-Mason Daniel, 15.627; 26. O-Bud Kaeding, 15.643; 27. 88N-DJ Netto, 15.663; 28. 21X-Ryan Bernal, 15.696; 29. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi, 15.703; 30. 98-Sean Watts, 15.709; 31. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.743; 32. 28-Nathan Rolfe, 15.95

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 2. 5-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 83JR-Giovanni Scelzi [8]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel [7]; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 19-Brent Marks [1]; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 3. 7-Jason Sides [4]; 4. O-Bud Kaeding [7]; 5. 45-Chad Kemenah [6]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 7. 98-Sean Watts [8]; 8. 21P-Robbie Price [2]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 41-David Gravel [4]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto [7]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 7. 68-Chase Johnson [6]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]

DRYDENE Heat #4 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic [1]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 6. 7S-Tim Kaeding [3]; 7. 21X-Ryan Bernal [7]; 8. 28-Nathan Rolfe [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 3. 5-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [3]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [7]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [8]; 7. 41-David Gravel [6]; 8. 17W-Shane Golobic [2]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 7S-Tim Kaeding [4][-]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6][-]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5][-]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [1][-]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7][$300]; 6. 68-Chase Johnson [8][$250]; 7. 21X-Ryan Bernal [10][$225]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [9][$200]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][$200]; 10. 98-Sean Watts [11][$200]; 11. 28-Nathan Rolfe [12][$200]; 12. 21P-Robbie Price [2][$200]

Friday, March 29, 2019

Ed Funk named 2019 URC race director

MARCH 28, 2019 – The Capitol Renegade United Racing Club has appointed a new series race director for the 2019 season.

Ed Funk, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, will take over the position beginning with the season opener at Bridgeport Speedway on Sunday, April 14.

Funk, whose interest and involvement in racing began in the mid-1960s, said everything he does is fueled by his passion for the sport of racing. His love affair with the sport began when he would attend the races with his father at Flemington Fairground Speedway.

From there, Funk went on to work in various positions throughout the sport, from crewing with several different teams to even getting behind the wheel himself.

After moving to Pennsylvania from New Jersey, Funk’s new interest began to grow. Purchasing a camera from his sister, he began taking photos of racing at the local Central Pennsylvania tracks. After several years of honing his craft and submitting photographs, he earned a press pass from Area Auto Racing News.

He served as the track photographer at the then Susquehanna Speedway (now BAPS Motor Speedway) for several years. Funk said the best piece of advice he ever received was to “go out and get yourself a scanner and get yourself a headset. Shut up and listen. Get the frequencies to all the racetracks you go to and do your thing taking pictures and listen. You will learn so much just by listening to how things are done during the course of a night of racing than you’ll ever get just sitting here with earplugs in your ears. You’ll hear why calls are made, the communication back and forth between the starter, the tower, the pit officials. Just listening and learning and watching.”

In between stints as track photographer, Funk also took on the role of track official. “Worked my way from the fourth turn to the middle of (Turns 3 and 4) to the flag stand as the assistant starter and then the head starter,” Funk said of his time at Susquehanna Speedway.

Fast forward to 2019, and Funk has now been named the new race director for the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club, which means taking on the role of running the programs throughout the entirety of the URC season.

Encompassing the entire racing program, Funk will begin by leading the drivers’ meeting and once the racing starts, “it’s my job to keep an eye on the entire program, from the first heat to the A-Main checkered.”

And he’s certainly up for the challenge. “Race directors all have different styles,” Funk said. “Me, I’m to the letter of the rule book. There’s no gray area. I’ve been crucified for it, but there’s no gray area. It’s black and white. Everybody is equal. “

Funk said he is proud to be a part of an organization that has such deep roots in the racing community like URC does.

“I like the fact that URC has got a very strong history,” he said. “I remember going to URC races when I was a kid; the club’s been around forever. If you look on the website, there’s a list of feature winners; it’s a who’s who of sprint car racing.”

He’s also looking forward to working with a series that acts as its own sanctioning body and makes the decisions as to where the club goes.

With much to anticipate throughout the 2019 season, Funk kept it simple when asked what he’s most looking forward to: “Good, competitive, dirt-track sprint car racing

I like a good show,” he continued. “I like seeing the guy from 10th or 11th work his way to the front and maybe win a race by .009 seconds like Brian Montieth did a couple years ago. That’s what I like. That’s what makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck. Seeing that guy dig his way out of 12th place and pull it off, especially if it’s a low-dollar guy who happens to have the right gear, the right setup, the right everything for that night and it’s his first win. That’s the ticket, right there. That’s the stuff that brings people to racetracks.

Simply put, Funk’s motivation to pursue this new role with URC is fueled by one thing: “I have a very deep passion and love for what we do on the dirt-track level.”

The Capitol Renegade United Racing Club will open its season Sunday, April 14 at Bridgeport Speedway.


The United Racing Club is a traveling 360 sprint car organization that was founded in 1947. Following the value “It’s your club, it’s racing the way you want it,” URC is governed by its own membership and runs at local dirt tracks across the northeast. For more information, please visit or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Monday, March 25, 2019


SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway and the family of the late racer Ron Keister of New Berlin will honor his memory with one of the biggest super late model races in the history of the track at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Keister was a 28-year-old rookie in late model competition in 1976 when he lost his life in a racing accident at the Snyder County oval.

The Big Wrangler Ranch Ron Keister Memorial will pay $11,000 to win the 52-lap A-Main out of more than $40,000 in prize money and contingencies. Time trials, heats, and B-Mains will be the qualifying format. The fast qualifier will receive a $520 bonus with heat and B-Main winners picking up $110 bonuses. The hard charger in the A-main will earn $520.

“Ron’s brother Randy contacted us on behalf of the family about doing a race to remember Ron,” said speedway general manager Steve Inch. “It’s an honor for all of us to put together this race for one of our sport’s fallen heroes. The generous contribution from the Keister family will make this one of the biggest—and most special—late model races of the year.”

Keister was a crew member on former champion Paul Long’s late model team before his father Eugene Keister fielded the No. 11 for his rookie season. A standout kart and snowmobile racer, Keister showed early promise as a dirt track racer until tragedy struck on April 10, 1976. In the first late model heat race that night his car made contact with the outside guardrail on the backstretch and was then struck broadside by another car, according to published reports.

Keister was a 1966 graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School where he was a star football player who campaigned the No. 52 on his jersey. He later enrolled and graduated from Penn State University in 1974 with a degree in architectural engineering. At the time of his accident he was married and the father of two children.

Keister’s former numbers 11 and 52 will serve as tributes—$11,000 to win and 52 laps—on May 18 at Selinsgrove Speedway.  The 360 sprint cars will also compete in a 25-lap main event.

Keister’s brother Randy along with Randy’s wife Jody and son Michael continue the family’s racing tradition as the owners of the super late model No. 22 driven by Herndon’s Brett Schadel. 

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

Purse for Big Wrangler Ranch Ron Keister Memorial for Super Late Models Saturday, May 18, 2019:
1) $11,000 2) $5,500 3) $2,750 4) $1,400 5) $1,350 6) $1,300 7) $1,250 8) $1,200 9) $1,150 10) $1,100 11) $1,050 12) $1,000 13) $950 14) $900 15) $850 16) $800 17) $750 18) $700 19) $650 20) $600 21) $500 22) $500 23) $500 24) $500 PROVISIONAL $500

ULMS Late Models And Sprints Friday At Williams Grove, USAC East Wingless Sprints To Open Season April 5



Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway will try again to get its first night race of the season in the books coming up this Friday, March 29 at 730 when it hosts the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the ULMS Late Models.

The ULMS Late Models show was originally slated for March 22 but was lost to weather so the super lates along with the ULMS touring stars will return to Williams Grove for another try on Friday.

Gates will open at 5:30.

Adult general admission for the March 29 ULMS Late Models and sprint car show is set at $18 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for just $10.  Kids ages 12 and under are always admitted for FREE at Williams Grove Speedway

Just like last week, a stout field of super late models is expected to be in action on Friday night as the season is young and drivers and teams are anxious to get that first race of the season in the books.

The 410 sprints will race in heats and a 25 lap main paying $4,080 to win while the late models compete in time trials, heats and a 30-lap main paying $3,000 to win.

 Friday’s program will mark the first time that the ULMS series has ever competed at the oval.

Jason Covert is the most recent driver to claim a late model main at the track, dating to last June.

Among those expected to be in the field are travelers Max Blair, Centerville; Mike Wonderling, Wellsville, NY.; Mike Pegher, Cranberry Twsp.; Michael Lake, Uniontown; Jake Weaver, Corsicas; and Al Brewer, Belfast, NY.

Following the March 29 program, April finds the track racing first on Friday, April 5 when another first will take place at the track as the first ever visit by the USAC East wingless 360 sprints will take place.

As the season opener for the touring circuit, the USAC East sprints will compete along with the 410 sprints on April 5, again with a 7:30 pm starting time and gates opening at 5:30.

Wingless racing at The Grove is extremely rare and should be exciting to watch


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

Alan Krimes wins at Lincoln Speedway and Dylan Cisney wins at Port Royal Speedway

 Alan Krimes & Dylan Cisney Are Back In Victory Lane
Kris Keith photo

  The 2019 Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA Sprint Cars were rained out at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night March 22nd. Saturday March 23rd the rain stopped but the weather was cool. Lincoln and Port Royal Speedway both managed to get their shows in. It was opening day for 2019 at Port Royal Speedway and Dylan Cisney passed race leader Anthony Macri on the last lap for is first win in a few years. Saturday at Lincoln Speedway Alan Krimes took the win for his first in almost two years also.
The series continues this coming weekend with Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night March 29th. On Saturday March 30th Port Royal Speedway and  Lincoln Speedway both have shows once again.

Brian Rhoad photo

Lucas Wolfe moved back to the front of the points over Danny Dietrich and Ryan Smith.
  Champion Racing Oil, RM Racing Lubricants,, Maxim Chassis, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Conroy Pneu-Control, Capitol Renegade, Fast Tees, LaSalle Racing Engines and J&S Fabrication have all provided towards this point series.
  Product discount certificates sponsors include Wings Unlimited, Panchos Racing Products, Kreitz Oval Track Parts, Keizer Aluminum Wheels,  Zemco Speed Equipment, Triple X Race Co, ATL Fuel Cells, J&J Auto Racing, Smith Titanium, Indy Race Parts, King Racing Products, Rider Racing Engines, Racing Electronics, Red Robin, DMI Inc, Kevin Nouse Designs, Caskey Group & AL Driveline. 
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Listing; Position, Car Number, Driver, Points, Series Wins

1.    24    Lucas Wolfe            118    2
2.    48    Danny Dietrich        115    1
3.    72    Ryan Smith            95
4.    39M    Anthony Macri        79
5.    70    Brock Zearfoss        76
6.    21    Brian Montieth        64
7.    87    Alan Krimes            50    1
7.    5    Dylan Cisney            50    1
9.    59    Jim Siegel            46
9.    1x    Chad Trout            46
11.    99    Kyle Moody            44
12.    11    T J Stutts            40
13.    51    Freddie Rahmer        38
14.    75    Chase Dietz            37
15.    69    Tim Glatfelter            35
16.    39    Cory Haas            28
17.    15    Adam Wilt            25
17.    17B    Steve Buckwalter        25
17.    0    Rick Lafferty            25
20.    7K    Cale Conley            20
20.    11    Dale Blaney            20
22.    1    Logan Wagner        16
23.    11    Carl Bowser            14
24.    55    Mike Wagner            12
25.    73B    Brett Michalski        12
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NEWBERRYTOWN, Pa.: Kenny Edkin had some speed last season, but he didn’t finish off the 2018 campaign the way he wanted.

Sure, Edkin managed two wins at BAPS Motor Speedway, which isn’t bad considering he competed against Scott Dellinger every night. But, the last time he visited Victory Lane was in the beginning of July.

That was unacceptable, so Edkin and his crew went to work in the offseason to close the gap and bag more wins.

It took all of one week. Edkin started fifth on the grid and charged to the front to capture a chilly 25-Lap Super Sportsman main event on Opening Night at BAPS Motor Speedway.

“Starting the season off with a win is awesome, and it reassures all the hard work and effort put in over the offseason,” Edkin said. “I’m still elated when thinking about the win and growing up at [Silver] Springs and being there for the openers.

“It was a prestige thing to get a win in the opener. I’m excited to put my name in our record books.”

The main event had the makings of a good one considering the lineup. Garrett Williams and Russ Mitten occupied the front row, with Justin Foster and Dellinger holding down spots in Row 2.

Before the race could shape up, Chase Gutshall, who started 10th, stopped on the track. It forced a complete restart.

Mitten got the jump on Williamson on the second attempt and led the first circuit. Edkin flexed early, getting past Dellinger, which played huge in the final outcome.

Cautions dominated the first half of the race, with action being slowed six times in the first 10 laps. That was the only thing that stopped Edkin’s assault.

Edkin surged to the front on Lap 14, getting around Mitten and setting sail toward the victory. Mitten was in line for a second-place run, but he stopped on the track on a Lap 22 restart ending his night.

The red flag was thrown for a fuel stop, but it didn’t change the outcome. Edkin negotiated the tricky surface and collected the win over Dellinger, Frankie Herr, Gutshall, who came back to get fourth, and Bruce Buckwalter Jr.

“I wouldn’t say it was tricky, I would say technical,” Edkin said. “The surface was awesome. There was a bottom, a middle, and a rough patch, not really a curb where my car seemed to excel.

 “I could run all three grooves. As far as the restarts, when I was in clean air, I approached them like time-trial laps and just tried to run my fastest laps.”

Herr and Edkin were heat winners for the 19-car feel. Matt Ondek was the Vahlco Wheels Hard Charger, blasting from 19th to sevent.

Jeremy Ott got past Mason Chaney on Lap 17 and held on the rest of the way for the victory in the 20-Lap Legends feature.

There were five lead changes and only two cautions. Scott Houdeshell and Chaney put on a show early, swapping the lead three times. Chaney took command on Lap 7 and remained at the front until Lap 16.

Ott, who started fifth, got to the front and took the point. Chaney was forced to settle for second, with Houdeshell, Bill Diehl, and Jorjie Sweger completed the top five.

Chandler Pagnotta, Chaney, and Houdeshell were heat winners for the 34-car field. Chris Transeau won the B-Main. 


Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 75-Kenny Edkin; 2. 30-Scott Dellinger; 3. 70D-Frankie Herr; 4. 1A-Chase Gutshall; 5. 83-Bruce Buckwalter, Jr.; 6. 7-Timmie Barrick; 7. 2M-Matt Ondek (Vahlco Wheels Hard Charger); 8. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 9. 14-Nate Young; 10. 71K-Tyler Wolford; 11. 35-John Edkin (DNF); 12. 77-Russ Mitten (DNF); 13. 32-Garrett Williamson (DNF); 14. 3B-Mike Enders (DNF); 15. 8M-Chris Meleason (DNF); 16. 38-Allan Hallman (DNF); 17. 20W-Davey Walsh (DNF); 18. 5D-Luke Deatrick (DNF); 19. 23-Justin Foster (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders – Russ Mitten (1-13), Kenny Edkin (14-25)

Super Sportsman Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 70D-Frankie Herr; 2. 7-Timmie Barrick; 3. 77-Russ Mitten; 4. 30-Scott Dellinger; 5. 83-Bruce Buckwalter, Jr.; 6. John Edkin; 7. 38-Allan Hallman; 8. 5D-Luke Deatrick (DNF); 9. 3B-Mike Enders (DNF); 10. 2M-Matt Ondek (DNS). No time.

Super Sportsman Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 75-Kenny Edkin; 2. 8M-Chris Meleason; 3. 23-Justin Foster; 4. 32-Garrett Williamson; 5. 1A-Chase Gutshall; 6. 8-Rich Eichelberger; 7. 20W-Davey Walsh; 8. 14-Nate Young; 9. 71K-Tyler Wolford. Time – 2:43.920


Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 3. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 4. 53-Bill Diehl; 5. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 6. 41-Chuck Dell; 7. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 8-5C-Josh Schrum; 9. 18-Chris Transeau; 10. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 11. 94D-Patrick Debroisse (Artwerks Hard Charger) ; 12. 93-Brent Marquis; 13. 31-Travis Beck; 14. 26-Shaun Abney; 15. 79-Ed Trump; 16. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 17. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 18. 19-Travis Perry; 19. 000-Michael McClane; 20. 95-Alex Schmiedel (DNF); 21. 8-Austin Bellemare (DNF); 22. 94-Greg Burd (DNF); 23. 58Z-Zachary Settle (DNF); 24. 00-Tim O’Sheehan (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders – Scott Houdeshell (1-3); Mason Chaney (4-5); Houdeshell (6); Chaney (7-16); Jeremy Ott (17-20)

Legends Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 75-Chandler Pagnotta; 2. 53-Bill Diehl; 3. 58Z-Zachary Settle; 4. 18J-Jorjie Sweger; 5. 95-Alex Schmiedel; 6. 18-Chris Transeau; 7. 26-Shaun Abney; 8. 94D-Patrick Debroisse. No time.

Legends Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 8CR-Mason Chaney; 2. 30K-Seth Kearchner; 3. 14W-Stephen Wurtzer; 4. 93-Brent Marquis; 5. 79-Ed Trump; 6. 99-Eric Hurst; 7. 42-Scott Lee; 8. 000-Michael McClane (DNF). No time.

Legends Heat 3 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 5-Scott Houdeshell; 2. 8-Austin Bellemare; 3. 41-Chuck Dell; 4. 19-Travis Perry; 5. 94-Greg Burd; 6. 1-Eugene Drew; 7. 17-Cory Phillips; 8. 88-Don Butler; 9. 39-Bonnie Lee. No time.

Legends Heat 4 Finish (8 Laps/Top 5 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 10-Jeremy Ott; 2. 5C-Josh Schrum; 3. 00-Tim O’Sheehan; 4. 77A-Aaron Updegraff; 5. 31-Travis Beck; 6. 14H-Mike Howard Jr.; 7. 4-Eli Dodge; 8-43-Brandon Reiblich (DNF). No time.

Legends Consolation (8 Laps/Top 4 Qualify to A Main) – 1. 18-Chris Transeau; 2. 94D-Patrick Debroisse; 3. 26-Shaun Abney; 4. 000-Michael McClane; 5. 1-Eugene Drew; 6. 42-Scott Lee; 7. 17-Cory Phillips; 8. 43-Brandon Reiblich; 9. 99-Eric Hurst; 10. 88-Don Butler; 11. 4-Eli Dodge; 12. 14H-Mike Howard; 13. 39-Bonnie Lee. No time.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Dylan Cisney Picks Up Opening Day Victory


PORT ROYAL, PA – Dylan Cisney raced by Anthony Macri off the fourth corner on the final lap stealing the Opening Day Sprint car win Saturday afternoon at Port Royal Speedway.

In other action, Jason Covert won the United Late Model Series (ULMS) feature with a late-race pass and Andrew Yoder dominated the Mason Dixon Shootout Series for the limited late models.

The win for Port Royal’s own Cisney was worth $4,000. It was his first win since 2014.

“I lost so many races the last couple years here on a last lap pass it’s good to be on the other side for once,” Cisney said.

The track was just the way he likes it.

“It’s fun,” he said. “That was 25 laps of riding the racecar around the track and having a good time. You get to be a factor in it a little bit more. It’s not so much your car. You have to drive it, work
the pedal, work the wheel, the wing, it’s a blast. When I show up here and the track looks like this that’s what I’m looking for.”

He had to be cautious, but still aggressive, on the slick racing surface.

“You’ve got to be a little bit easy especially with the day time track,” Cisney said. “You can’t be pitching the car around. Got a little bit of a divot going into one here, so it’s real touchy how you
drive it. The wind, the slick track, you’ve got to be on your toes getting the car to where you want to be.”

Cisney already had two races under his belt coming into Port’s opener.

“Our goal is to race around a little bit more this year,” he said. “We’ve got to get better. We don’t do enough racing and our goal is going to be to get to more tracks and get more laps under our belt.
That’s the only bad thing about being a one night a week team. We’re going to try and change that this year.”

“To have two races under my belt already coming into Opening Day makes a world of difference. I was ready to get after it. The track was perfect. It was a blast in the car. Two and three-wide, side-by-side. There was a cushion up top and you could run around the bottom. I’m glad we could take home the win. We’re just a couple construction workers and an RV mechanic here with a racecar and we found victory lane.”

Macri has been a factor in almost every race so far this season, but hasn’t been to victory lane yet.

“Losing one on the last lap stings, but losing a second is killing me right now,” Macri said. “The next day it feels awesome that we’re running up front consistently, but it sure as hell doesn’t feel good
right now.”

Carl Bowser started on the pole of the first 25-lap Weikert’s Livestock Sprint car feature of the 2019 season at the Speed Palace, but after a close call on the frontstretch, it was Macri securing the
lead off turn two. Cisney started eighth, but was fifth after one lap.

Macri’s lead was 2.6 seconds as Brock Zearfoss and Bowser raced hard for second. Zearfoss slipped a little high off turn two allowing Cisney to drive by on lap eight.

Cisney got by Bowser for second on the frontstretch, but Bowser returned the pass in turn two. Cisney finally made the pass stick a few laps later.

Cisney was closing fast as Macri tried to get by the slower cars in front of him. He finally cleared the cars on lap 19 and had a clear track in front of him. Cisney cleared the cars as well and began to
run Macri down.

The lead was 1.5 seconds with five laps to go.

Macri caught slower cars on the final lap.  He went low into turn three and Cisney went to the outside. Cisney drove off turn four as the new leader and took the checkers by .322 over Macri. Zearfoss, Steve Buckwalter and Cale Conley completed the top five. Lucas Wolfe,
21st starter Logan Wagner, Carl Bowser, Mike Wagner and TJ Stutts rounded out the top 10.

The non-stop time was 8:28.57.

Mike Wagner, Dylan Cisney and Lucas Wolfe won the Sprint car heats for
the 22 cars.

In the 30-lap River Valley Builders ULMS feature, Dylan Yoder started on the pole driving into the lead. Max Blair raced into second with a pass of Gene Knaub.

The first yellow flew with 23 laps to go.

Yoder controlled the restart as Jason Covert passed Rick Eckert and then Knaub taking over third. Covert went after Blair taking second on lap 12. The yellow flag flew, however, negating that pass.

A wild restart saw Covert, Eckert and Knaub all pass Blair as Yoder maintained control. He led by 1.884 at the half-way point.

Defending track champion Jeff Rine pressured Knaub for the fourth spot.

Yoder was working through lapped traffic without much trouble over the final 10 laps. Eckert challenged Covert for the runner-up spot as Yoder led by 1.383 with five laps to go.

Yoder was on the bottom, but blocked by slower traffic. Covert went to the middle groove and made it work taking the lead off turn two with less than two laps left.

Covert, of York Haven, scored the win by 1.114 over Yoder. Eckert, Rine and Blair completed the top five. Michael Norris, Gene Knaub, Michael Maresca, Austin Hubbard and Tyler Bare rounded out the top 10.

In qualifying, Eckert was fastest in Group A with a lap of 20.469 and Hubbard fastest in Group B with a 20.794. Heat races for the 36 cars were won by Eckert, Michael Norris, Hubbard, and Knaub. Mike Lupfer and Alex Ferree won the B-mains.

In the Mason Dixon feature, Selinsgrove’s Andrew Yoder started on the pole and drove into the lead. As he controlled the pace, Devin Frey and Devin Hart raced side-by-side for second.

Yoder’s big lead was erased with nine laps to go when a car broke right in front of him in turn three. He was able to miss the slowing car as the yellow flag flew.

Yoder pulled away as Hart secured second following the restart.

Yoder’s final margin of victory was 1.955 over Hart. Frey, Frankie Gordon, and Kenny Yoder completed the top five. Todd Snook, Derick Garman, Brad McGinnis, Bryan Benton, and Donnie Farlling rounded out
the top 10.

Dillan Stake, Todd Snook and Devin Hart won the heat races for the 27 cars.

Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Dylan Cisney. 2. Anthony Macri. 3. Brock Zearfoss. 4. Steve Buckwalter. 5. Cale Conley. 6. Lucas Wolfe. 7. Logan Wagner. 8. Carl Bowser. 9. Mike Wagner. 10. TJ Stutts. 11. Ryan Smith. 12. Ryan Taylor. 13. AJ Flick.
14. Blane Heimbach. 15. Jason Shultz. 16. Tyler Reeser. 17. George Hobaugh. 18. John Garvin. 19. Rick Lafferty. 20. Justin Whittall. 21. Jared Esh. 22. Brent Shearer.

Late Model Feature (30 laps): 1. Jason Covert. 2. Dylan Yoder. 3. Rick Eckert. 4. Jeff Rine. 5. Max Blair. 6. Michael Norris. 7. Gene Knaub. 8. Michael Maresca. 9. Austin Hubbard. 10. Tyler Bare. 11. Andy Haus. 12. Tim Smith Jr. 13. Ross Robinson. 14. Dillan Stake. 15. Mike Lupfer. 16. Donald Lingo Jr. 17. Alex Ferree. 18. Jim Yoder. 19. Michael Wonderling Jr. 20. Matt Lux. 21. Dave Brouse Jr. 22. Michael Lake. 23. Mike Pehger. 24. Matt Cosner. 25. Al Brewer. 26. Jason

Did Not Qualify: Hayes Mattern, Danny Snyder, Chad Myers, John Weaver, Nick Dickson, Tim Wilson, Tom Decker Jr., Dave Dubois, Tom Decker III, Amanda Whaley. Did Not Start: Nick Dickson

Limited Late Models (20 laps): 1. Andrew Yoder. 2. Devin Hart. 3. Devin Frey. 4. Frankie Gordon. 5. Kenny Yoder. 6. Todd Snook. 7. Derick Garman. 8. Brad McGinnis. 9. Bryan Benton. 10. Donnie Farling. 11. James Lichliter. 12. Chuck Schultz. 13. Dillan Stake. 14. Matt Murphy. 15. Taylor Farlling. 16. Clinton Hersh. 17. Jared Fulkroad. 18. Rick Singleton. 19. Steve Kent Jr. 20. Dalton Bigler. 21. Ryan Zook. 22. Eddie Cornett. 23. Matt Parks. 24. Danny Snyder. 25. Paul
Cursey. 26. Ryan Sager. DNS: Dan Berry.



Saturday, March 30, 2019 (6 PM) 410 Sprint Cars + 358 Sprint Cars

Saturday, April 6, 2019 (7PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + Wingless Super Sportsman

Saturday, April 13, 2019 (7PM) 410 Sprints + 358 Sprints + USAC East Coast Wingless Sprints

Abbottstown, PA (March 23, 2019) – After being shut out of victory lane for over two years Alan Krimes said it felt like forever since he’d been there. Krimes found himself in victory lane for the first time since September 3, 2016 on Saturday night. Krimes shared the front row with pole-sitter, Cole Young. Krimes got out in front of Young when the green flag dropped with Tim Glatfelter right behind him taking over the second position.

Brian Montieth was up to fourth from his sixth starting spot and started to work on Young for third.

Krimes started to pull away from the field and when the caution flag came out on lap 7 for Trey Hivner in turns 3 and 4 it erased Krimes’ 2.6 second lead.

Brandon Rahmer flipped on the back stretch on the restart bringing out the red flag.

Glatfelter tried the bottom in turns 1 and 2, but Krimes held onto the lead on the restart. Krimes had amassed a 1.4 second in only two laps.

Montieth moved into third after Young pulled into the infield on lap 9.

Krimes had a 2 second lead as he caught the tail-end of the field on lap 15. The caution came out on lap 19 for Danny Dietrich and Chase Dietz in turn 4. Dietz was able to rejoin the field, but last week’s winner, Dietrich, headed back to the pits, ending his night.

The late caution played to Krimes’ advantage as he was approaching a lapped car that was running his line around the track when the caution came out. If Krimes struggled to get around the lapped car it would have given Glatfelter the opportunity to reel him.

Glatfelter once again tried the bottom of turns 1 and 2 on the restart and once again Krimes held onto the lead by running the top of the track.

The caution came out one last time on lap 23 for Freddie Rahmer as he stopped in turn 2 with a flat tire. Rahmer had been running sixth.

Krimes held off Glatfelter one last time on the final restart to earn his 19th win at Lincoln. Glatfelter was second with Montieth holding onto third. Adam Wilt finished fourth and Chad Trout completed the top five.

410 Sprint Car heat winners were Glenndon Forsythe and Alan Krimes.

Troy Wagaman Backs Up 2018 Championship with 358 Season Opener Win

Fresh off his 2018 track championship, Troy Wagaman found himself in victory lane for the 358 season opener. Wagaman started on the front row with pole-sitter Cody Fletcher.

Third-place starter, Kevin Knouse, got a good jump on the start and made a move for the lead, but Wagaman held on to pace the field until the caution came out before the first lap could be completed. Zach Euculano, Zachary Allman and Austin Treuchet got together in turns 1 and 2 bringing out the caution.

Mark Van Vorst pulled in during the caution with no brakes. Allman rejoined the field after changing his flat tire within the allotted two minutes.

Wagaman got out to the lead again on the complete restart when the red flag came out for an incident in turn 2. Dalton Dietrich, David Holbrook, Zach Euculano and Jeff Halligan were involved with Halligan landing on the side of this car.

Holbrook, Dietrich and Van Vorst rejoined the field for the restart.

Knouse got under Fletcher in turn 1 to take second on the restart with Wagaman holding on the lead.

The second red flag of the race came on lap 1 for Holbrook, Allman and Treuchet. This time it was Holbrook who ended up on his side.

Treuchet, Allman and Holbrook rejoined the field for the single-file restart.

Wagaman and Knouse both went to the top of the track in turns 1 and 2 on the restart. Wagaman had checked out from the rest of the field and had a 1.6 second lead when the caution came out on lap 4 for Treuchet who came to a stop in turn 2.

Wagaman and Knouse went high again on the restart with Fletcher trying the bottom. Troy and Kevin pulled away from the field as Cody and Tyler Ross battled for third. Once Ross got by Fletcher for third on lap 9, he started to reel in Knouse. Meanwhile Knouse was closing the gap between him and Wagaman. Wagaman put a lapped car between him and Knouse with 2 laps to go which one would think sealed the deal for Troy.

The caution came out with one lap to go for Holbrook as he hit the wall in turns 1 and 2 setting up the field for a one lap shoot out. Knouse tried the bottom in turns 1 and 2 on the restart before the red flag came out one last time for Brett Strickler as he flipped in turn 2.

This time Knouse tried the high side in turns 1 and 2 and stays with Wagaman down the back stretch. Knouse pulled a slide job on Wagaman in turns 3 and 4 and nearly made it stick. Knouse gave it everything he had as he raced Wagaman to the checkered flag. Wagaman beat Knouse to the flag stand by .056 seconds. Ross crossed the line third. Matt Findley was fourth and Cody Fletcher finished fifth.

358 Sprint heats were won by Matt Findley and Alyson Dietz.

Next Saturday, March 30, Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 & 358 Sprint Cars. Racing starts at 6PM with pit gates opening at 3:30PM and grandstand gates opening at 4PM.

To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway’s website at to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania’s “Premier” Saturday night race track – The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.


Saturday, March 23, 2019


Abbottstown, PA

Gene Latta Ford 410 Sprints:

410 Sprint Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes ($3,500); 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 1X-Chad Trout; 6. 39-Cory Haas; 7. 99-Kyle  Moody; 8. 59-Jim Siegel; 9. 75-Chase Dietz; 10. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 11. 35-Tyler Esh; 12. 19M-Landon Myers; 13. 73B-Brett Michalski; 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer (DNF); 15. 48-Danny Dietrich (DNF); 16. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 17. 17-Cole Young (DNF); 18. 88-Brandon Rahmer (DNF); 19. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 20. Bradley Howard (DNS)

Lap Leaders – Alan Krimes (1-25)

410 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 2. 39-Cory Haas; 3. 17-Cole Young; 4. 1X-Chad Trout; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich; 7. 75-Chase Dietz; 8. 35-Tyler Esh; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNS)

410 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer; 6. 59-Jim Siegel; 7. 19M-Landon Myers; 8. 99-Kyle Moody; 9. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 10. 49H-Bradley Howard (DNF)

358 Sprint Cars:

358 Sprint Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. ($1,100); 2. 1J-Chad Knouse; 3. 41B-Tyler Ross; 4. 28-Matt Findley; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 14T-Tyler Walton; 7. 4R-Doug Hammaker; 8. 50-Alyson Dietz; 9. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 10. 38-Brett Strickler (DNF); 11. 44-Dylan Norris; 12. 9-Calton Dietrich; 13. 5A-Zachary Allman; 14. 34-Mark Van Vorst; 15. 77-David Holbrook (DNF); 16. 51-Austin Treuchet (DNF); 17. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 18. 45-Jeff Halligan (DNF); 19. 10-Zach Euculano (DNF); 20. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF)

Lap Leaders – Troy Wagaman (1-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps) – 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 19-Troy Wagaman; 3. 41B-Tyler Ross; 4. 1J-Kevin Knouse; 5. 77-David Holbrook; 6. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman; 8. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 9.10D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNS); 10. 45-Jeff Halligan (DNS)

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps) – 1. 50-Alyson Dietz; 2.66A-Cody Fletcher; 3. 44-Dylan Norris; 4. 14T-Tyler Walton; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 10-Zach Euculano; 7. 38-Brett Strickler; 8. 34-Mark Vanhorst; 9. 51-Austin Treuchet (DNF); 10. 4R-Doug Hammaker (DNS)

Friday, March 22, 2019

Weller ready to defend 2018 URC championship

MARCH 21, 2019 – With the 72nd United Racing Club season opener less than four weeks away, time is dwindling down as drivers hustle to get their cars ready for the 2019 season.

And one driver in particular is looking to carry the momentum from his championship-winning 2018 campaign into the new season.

Josh Weller said that despite a season full of rainouts, 2018 “was a great season for us.”

Only running 11 races thanks to Mother Nature, Weller was able to capture three wins and showcased impressive speed throughout the entire season, culminating in his first series championship.

“The championship was a goal that we had been seriously working toward since I became my own car owner in 2016,” he said. “The championship was a huge relief for all of us. None of us had won a championship before and it was a stressful year to say the least.”

Weller has been working to put a team together for three years, including both people and equipment and he said 2018 was the year where all the pieces of the puzzle were fit in the right order to make it all work.

“We had been close the last six years, but never had everything fall the right way to make it happen. It is a huge accomplishment for all of us to have won the championship. I am proud of the work everyone involved put in to make me look good. I am very happy to finally get my name on the perpetual trophy.”

And there’s no doubt that earning his name a place on the URC champions' trophy gives him a bit more confidence heading into 2019 – but that boost of confidence also comes with added pressure.

“I also feel a bit more pressure to perform,” the reigning champ said. “Before there wasn’t an expectation outside of the pressure I put on myself. I feel now we have more pressure to be fast every time we unload and a target on our backs to keep us from a repeat.”

But Weller and his team are up to the challenge and have their sights set on more checkered flags and back-to-back championships. “For 2019 I am looking forward to getting out and hopefully winning some more races,” said Weller. “I hope to be able to defend the championship.”

Weller will run the full URC schedule, possibly adding a few extra shows to the schedule toward the end of the season depending how the year shakes out.

“I am excited to get back to Grandview. It is a track that we have had success at and is close to home. There are some tracks that I am hoping we can improve at and get our Central PA runs stronger.”

Weller said he enjoys racing with the Capitol Renegade United Racing Club because it allows him the opportunity to travel to various tracks.

“I do not like to race at the same track all the time. I get bored. I enjoy traveling and seeing different fans. I also am proud to be a part of the longest-running racing club in the United States.”

Weller’s No. 63 sprint car will hit the track at Bridgeport Speedway for the season opener Sunday, April 14. Racing begins at 5 p.m.

Note from Josh Weller: “I would like to thank my wife Jess, my parents, Cory, Kurt and Kirlin for their help throughout the year. And my sponsors Schearer's Sales and Service, Assured Automation, McBrother's Overhead Doors, Victory Auto Glass. And our product sponsors, Simpson, UltraShield, Wilwood, FK Rodends, VP Race Fuels, Bob Hilbert Sportswear and Seals it.”


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