$5 GENERAL ADMISSION FOR BLOCKBUSTER PROGRAM FEATURING 360 SPRINTS, 2 LATE MODEL MAINS, PRO STOCKS & ROADRUNNERS!; NEWVILLE FAMILY OF COMPANIES 358 SPRINT CAR BONUS PROGRAM KICKS OFF!
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present another blockbuster racing program at 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 7, for just $5 general admission as part of the annual PEPSI Pack The Track Night featuring 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners!
Track gates open at 5 p.m., when fans can check out several race cars that will be on display at the grandstand entrance before the start of Saturday’s racing program, which will also feature the April 30 rain-postponed late model feature. Kids 11 years of age and younger are always admitted FREE at Selinsgrove.
Back to work with three consecutive events on May 6-8
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 3, 2016) - After earning three consecutive podium finishes in Central Pennsylvania, two of which resulting in victory lane appearances, it is safe to say that Danny Dietrich has found his rhythm.
Dietrich, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Hickory Run Orchards, Weikert’s Livestock, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, No. 48, increased his top-ten total to 14 on the season during his last set of starts, seven occurring inside the top-five. Victories at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 23, and Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 24, are Dietrich’s most recent accomplishments, outperforming the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in the process for a $5,000 pay day. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native will attempt to continue his recent streak of dominance during the upcoming three-day weekend, set to tackle three consecutive events throughout Central Pennsylvania.
FINDLEY, Ohio (May 3, 2016) - Caleb Helms will make his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season debut this weekend at Eldora Speedway.
Helms is set to compete on Friday and Saturday at the famed half-mile oval near Rossburg, Ohio, where he's seeking his first victory.
"Eldora would be one of the coolest tracks to win a race at," he said. "There's a ton of history and prestige there. The best drivers go to Eldora to race so that'd be special to reach Victory Lane there. It's one of my favorite tracks and with it being so close to home that makes it even more special."
Helms has been unable to crack the top 10 at the track the past couple of seasons after a career-best year at Eldora Speedway in 2011, when Helms earned four top 10s - including a runner-up result - during 360ci competition.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series travel to Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway on Wednesday, May 4 and return to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the #LetsRaceTwo doubler-header on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7
CONCORD, N.C. - May 3, 2016 - This week the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series resumes action when they head to Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway on Wednesday, May 4. After the midweek action in Illinois, the series will head to the historical Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the 38th consecutive season, and the first time in 2016 for the #LetsRaceTwo double-header on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7.
Firing on all cylinders.
YORK HAVEN, PA 5/2/16- When Scott Gobrecht purchased Susquehanna Speedway, there was one race that he had penciled in before he even thought about what direction he was taking the speedway.
The race would be the inaugural Kevin Gobrecht Classic that would help keep the memory his of late brother going strong year after year.
And that race is up next on the BAPS Coatings and Supplies 410 Sprint Series as Sunday, May 8 will feature the 30-lap HessIron.com Kevin Gobrecht Classic presented by Bricker’s Famous French Fries.
The race is the second of the seven-race BAPS 410 Sprint Series at the speedway with the remaining dates being a June date TBD, July 17, August 21, September 22 and November 5. Greg Hodnett won the first BAPS Sprint Series race on April 10 at the York Haven oval.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 2, 2016) - Jason Sides earned one of the biggest victories of his career last Tuesday at I-30 Speedway, where he powered to his 15th career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win at a track that is located only two hours from his hometown.
"You always want to come home and run well in front of your fans, sponsors, friends and family," he said. "To get the win, I didn't expect that. I did a few donuts and stirred up a little dust in the infield. We were the last ones to leave there."
The triumph gives Sides at least one World of Outlaws victory during six of the last eight seasons and it puts him only two wins out of tying for the top 20 in all-time Outlaws triumphs.
There is no glitz. There is no glamour. Promoting a Sprint Car track on a weekly basis is a dicey business.
You have to worry about weather, car counts and finicky fans. No matter how much effort goes into it, you can't please everyone.
Lincoln Speedway promoter and Selinsgrove investor Alan Kreitzer joined this week's edition of PennLive's Sprint Car Unlimited podcast. He discussed Saturday's rained out Weldon Sterner Memorial and what went into the decision to hold a mid-week show and then alter the plans.
Triple-Header on the way in Central PA
JONESTOWN, PA (May 2, 2016) - Despite Mother Nature causing conflict throughout much of the tri-state area, the show went on as scheduled at Port Royal Speedway. Brock Zearfoss, a weekly competitor at the half-mile “Speed Palace,” joined the field on Saturday evening, April 30, and rallied for a top-five finish after 25 green flag laps. Zearfoss, pilot of the Brock Zearfoss Racing, Moose's LZ Bar & Grill, Meckley’s Limestone, Central Builders Supply Co., Leach’s Automotive, No. 3Z, started tenth on the feature grid and gained five positions to finish fifth at the final checkers, his fourth top-ten finish at the Port Royal, Pennsylvania, oval this season. The “Jonestown Jet” has finished as high as second during 410 sprint car feature competition at Port Royal Speedway in 2016, his highest overall finish of the season thus far.
Will Follow Eldora Doubleheader with Susquehanna Appearance on Sunday, May 8
MYERSTOWN, Pa. (May 2, 2016) - After a wet weekend in Central Pennsylvania, resulting in three consecutive rainouts and cancellations, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks will begin preparations for a major weekend of competition in western Ohio.
Marks, pilot of the familiar Brent Marks Racing, M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply, Creekside Auto Sales, Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, KC Automotive, No. 19M, will travel over eight hours west to the world-famous Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, this Friday and Saturday, May 6-7, set to challenge the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on the one of the world’s most notorious high-banked ovals. The #LetsRaceTwo weekend at The World’s Greatest Dirt Track will host back-to-back complete programs for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars, as well as feature the nation’s premier non-wing warriors; USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars.
2016 SPEEDWAY MOTORS/CHAMPION RACING OIL CENTRAL PA SPRINT CARS Presented by HOSEHEADS
with associate sponsors; ButlerBuilt Seats, Conroy “Pneu” Control, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Maxim Chassis, RAACE, Eagle Motorsports Inc., Winters Performance Products, Capitol Renegade, Fast Tees and CnB Chubby.
Blane Heimbach and Rain Are the Winners
The Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil Central PA Sprint Cars were rained out at Williams Grove Speedway Friday night April 29th. With rain on the way again Saturday night April 30th both Port Royal and Lincoln Speedway's attempted to get their shows in. Port Royal succeeded with Blane Heimbach getting his first win of the year. At Lincoln Speedway for the Weldon Sterner Memorial the rain arrived during the consolation. The show at Lincoln Speedway will be completed on Tuesday May 10th.
The Party At The Path at Path Valley Speedway on Sunday May 1st also succumbed to rain.