Hodnett takes Weikert Memorial Weekend title after Monday rain
PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Port Royal Speedway will present Moon Shine Camo Night featuring the Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Speedweek Series and 410 sprints coming up this Saturday night, June 4 at 7 pm. Also on the racing program is the Len Krautheim Auto Sales xtreme stocks.
The super late models will compete in the speedweek series that offers a 40-lap, $4,000 to win, $400 to start feature event. Time trials will set the heat race starting grids.
The Port Royal Late Model Speedweek show will be the second event of the seven-race 2016 series.
More than 400 area students accept the challenge for great prizes and School’s Out Night fun!
For the second year in a row, Williams Grove has sponsored the Math Fact Challenge. Elementary school children from three local schools (South Mountain Elementary, Monroe Elementary, and Newville Elementary) were challenged to race their way to excelling in math. By completing ten minutes of math problems, over ten days, they would receive two general admission tickets for their parents for School’s Out Night on June 17th, 3-D fireworks glasses, a mood changing pencil, and entry into a raffle for a free Kindle Fire (one given out at each school).
The response in 2016 has been incredible. Across the three schools, more than 400 students stepped up to the plate to race their way to improving their math skills, which more than doubles the response in the first season of the challenge. South Mountain Elementary principal Jeff Clifton was very excited about Williams Grove’s efforts to reach out to their students.
Mark Smith takes $3,000 URC victory
PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Greg Hodnett used a late race restart to make a two-car pass and sweep into the lead and win worth $10,000 in Sunday night’s second round of the 2016 Port Royal Speedway Bob Weikert Memorial Sprint Car Series. The victory was the second for Hodnett at the speedplant in 24 hours after he took round on worth $5,000 on Saturday night to start the three-day show that ends on Memorial Day evening. In the 25-lap URC sprint main, Sunbury’s Mark Smith powered to the victory worth $3,000.
Lucas Wolfe led the first lap of the 35-lap 410-sprint car main from the pole but couldn’t hold off second starter Steve Buckwalter who took command on the second tour as David Gravel, Lance Dewease and Hodnett raced in the top five. Hodnett never advanced until the 12th lap when he worked by Dewease for fourth. He then overtook Gravel for third three laps later.
And just as Hodnett took over third, Wolfe pulled off an inside third turn pass in traffic to take over the helm of the event from Buckwalter.
Exciting Open Wheel Double With Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprints On Tap!
Mechanicsburg – Williams Grove Speedway hosts the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the URC Sprints this Friday night, June 3 at 8 pm. June 3 will also be York County Racing Club Night at the track with gates opening at 6 pm.
The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprints will compete in a handicapped, 25-lap feature event paying $3,800 to win this week while the URC Sprints race in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win.
There are no time trials for either division. Adult general admission tickets are $16 with youth ages 13 – 20 admitted for $10 and ages 12 and under admitted for free.
The Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 will be given to the York County Racing Club.
THUNDER SERIES PREPS FOR USAC EASTERN STORM
BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. (May 29, 2016) --- With heavy rain falling and expected to continue throughout the evening, NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Officials were forced to cancel Sunday’s Triple Thunder Thriller at Grandview Speedway in the middle of qualifying events.
“It’s unfortunate that we have to battle the weather,” Series co-promoter Bob Miller stated. “It’s so disappointing for the competitors, employees, and fans – but we did our best to try and get the event completed.”
Pit pass wristbands can be used at any of the remainder 2016 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events. Race fans in attendance can use their tickets – at face value -- at either of the next two Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events.
KNAUB & RINE SPLIT WINS IN DUAL LATE MODEL MAIN EVENTS;
HOFFMAN RETURNS TO PRO STOCK VICTORY LANE
STELLAR FIELD OF RACE CARS, THRILLING RACING ACTION & FIREWORKS
HIGHLIGHTED BIG HOLIDAY RACING PROGRAM!
SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway presented the Third Annual Selinsgrove Ford/ United Racing Club Kramer Cup Saturday, May 28, to honor the memory of sprint car racing legend Kramer Williamson of Palmyra, who succumbed to injuries he sustained in a sprint car racing accident at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown in 2013. The tribute race marked the second event of the season at Selinsgrove sanctioned by the United Racing Club 360 sprint cars.
Inherits lead with three laps remaining to clinch $5,000 prize
ORRVILLE, Ohio (May 28, 2016) - For the first time in his career, Rico Abreu entered action at Wayne County Speedway, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the second leg of their Memorial Day weekend swing through northern Ohio. The California native made his trip to Orrville, Ohio, worthwhile, scoring $5,000 and a third career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory in front of a near standing-room only crowd. The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney crossed under the final checkers second, followed by Andrew Palker for his second top-five finish of the season.
“Just happy to be up here in front of this great crowd,” said Rich Abreu in victory lane. “I just want to thank everyone for coming out tonight. A big thanks to Tony Stewart for allowing all of this to happen. We have busy weekend and week still ahead of us. This is a great start and we’ll try to keep this going.”
Saturday night the Central PA 358 Point Series was back in Action at Lincoln Speedway and the series saw a new face in victory lane for the 2nd race in a row. CJ Tracey of York Pa would lead all 20 laps of the feature and old off Mike Bittinger, Chandler Leiby, Jeff Rohrbaugh and Jeff Halligan.
With his win Tracey has become the 223 different driver to score a victory in the 358 division.
The Central PA 358 Point Series point leader Adrian Shaffer would come home in 6th place in the 20 lap feature but would walk away still holding the series point lead over Jeff Rohrbaugh.
Alex Bright Takes ARDC Win while Jason Townsend Earns Street Stock Win
In what was billed as by far the best race of the season, Newville’s Tony Jackson scored his first career Susquehanna Speedway win in Saturday night’s Bud Bricker Nationals.
Jackson took the win in the 30-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature after taking the lead on lap 19 and then holding on following a last lap restart.
New one lap track record holder and dash winner Scott Dellinger started on the pole and led the first three laps before giving way to fellow front row starter Scott Geesey.
Geesey held the point until lap 18 when third-starting Jackson drove his Clair Finkenbinder owned, McCoy Brothers General Contractors, Alvin Beam Painting, Liberator Performance #17J into the lead with 19 laps complete.
Jackson was headed to victory when a final lap caution for a stopped Timmie Barrick set up a one lap shootout. He then had to fend off eighth starting Kevin Nouse before earning the $2,000 payday. Jackson became the fifth different winner in six events this season.
Dylan Yoder claims companion super late model main
PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Greg Hodnett drove from the sixth starting spot to overtake Lucas Wolfe and win round one of the three-day Bob Weikert Memorial for sprint cars on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, taking a $5,000 victory in the Fallen Heroes Championship. It was Hodnett’s third victory of the season at the track.
In the Fallen Heroe’s Championship for super late models, Dylan Yoder of Selinsgrove wired the field for a $2,000 victory, claiming the event a year after his father Jim won the race.
Only one caution flag slowed the 30-lap sprint car feature and that didn’t occur until lap 25. However during the pace laps before the initial green, the red flag unfurled for Anthony Fiore who flipped in the first corner.