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Lance Dewease outduels Freddie Rahmer for Hinnershitz Memorial title at Williams Grove Speedway
MECHANICSBURG, PA (April 28, 2017) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions launched their first Central Pennsylvania swing of the 2017 season in fantastic fashion on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, putting on a show for “Pennsylvania Posse” fans in the form of a Lance Dewease and Freddie Rahmer duel for the 2017 Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial worth $5,000.
Despite periods of pressure from Rahmer, as well as a near-disastrous run-in with traffic, Dewease, pilot of the Don Kreitz-owned/Schannauer Plumbing & Heating/RVWorkshop.com/No. 69K, held on to claim the 30-lap program; his sixth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Williams Grove Speedway and the 32nd Series win of his storied career. Freddie Rahmer crossed under the final checkers second in the running order, followed by Tim Shaffer, Aaron Ott and Danny Dietrich.
“We are really happy with this,” Lance Dewease explained in victory lane. “Davey [Brown] and Don [Kreitz] work really hard every week. They worked all winter to try and get us to qualify a little bit better. This car is a little different than what we had last year, so it has a little bit of a different feel. This is only our third race of the year. We’re not where we need to be yet, but w
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Port Royal - Rick Eckert of York bested the stars and cars of the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday night, earning $10,000 for his fourth career at the track in the 50-lap main event.
In the Mason Dixon Shootout Series for limited late models, it was Three Springs driver Matt Parks making a rare limited start to pick up the win worth $1,000.
Eckert?s victory in the Lucas Oil event was a special one as it marked the first-ever visit by the illustrious late model circuit and stars to the central Pennsylvania region and the thousands of fans in attendance were not disappointed by the show that was long- awaited on and clamored for by so many.
Rochester Mills? driver Gregg Satterlee and Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Illinois, started on the front row of the Lucas Oil feature with Satterlee taking the immediate lead and Tim McCreadie racing in third.
Sheppard and McCreadie dueled for the second spot briefly before McCreadie secured the spot on the third circuit.
With McCreadie in tow, Satterlee entered the backmarkers on the 12th tour around the big half mile and that was just about the time that McCreadie starting steadily closing the rather large gap that Satterlee had over the rest of the field.
McCreadie was just beginning to challenge for the lead when the races first caution flag unfurled on the 20th lap for a stopped Colton Flinner.
The restart found Eckert sitting seventh after starting fifth in the field.
Sheppard reclaimed second from McCreadie on the restart only to again loose the spot on lap 29, just before another yellow flag period, this time for a slowing Boom Briggs.
Still seventh for the restart, Eckert made up some ground when the green reappeared, getting by Josh Richards, Mason Zeigler and Don O?Neal to move into fourth.
Eckert used the middle and bottom of the track to mow down Sheappard for third with 17 laps left and then began working on McCreadie, who was again working on Satterlee before another yellow with 14 laps to go again bunched the field.
The lap 36 caution was for a stopped Lucas Oil point leader in the form of Scott Bloomquist.
Eckert and Zeigler relegated both McCreadie and Sheppard backwards when action resumed, taking over second and third and from that point on Eckert began stalking Satterlee for the win.
With Satterlee moving all around the speedway in the lead, Eckert simply went where Satterlee wasn?t and on the 39th tour he used the bottom line off of the fourth corner to nose into the lead at the line with Satterlee directily along side as the pair crossed the stripe.
Satterlee blasted back into control using the high lane through the second corner on the ensuing lap but Eckert stuck fast to the bottom as the pair hit the backstretch and took the top spot back.
A final yellow flag with four laps to go failed to produce a challenge for Eckert who got away during the final laps to take the win by 1.510 seconds at the finish.
Satterlee rode home second followed by Zeigler of Chalk Hill; Josh Richards, Shinnston, Wv.; and McCreadie, Watertown, Ny.
Sixth through 10th went to Don O?Neal, Martinsville, Ind.; Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, Ill.; Jimmy Owens, Newport, Tenn.; Earl Person Jr., Jacksonville, Fla.; and Darrell Lanigan, Union, Ky.
Heats for the 41 super late models went to Satterlee, Sheppard, McCreadie and O?Neal with twin consolations going to Coleby Frye and Steve Francis.
Fast time was set by Erb Jr. with a lap of 18.492 seconds.
Matt Parks started on the pole of the 20-lap limited late model main and wired the field for the victory.
His pace in the race was slowed only once with seven laps completed.
His car owner, Ralph Morgan Jr. raced second the entire distance and finished with the spot.
Andrew Yoder finished third after starting eighth in the field.
Yoder used the lonely top groove to perfection during the event to consistently move by car after car to reach third.
Eric Irvan and Dillan Stake completed the top five finishers.
Heats for the 38 limited late models went to Stake, Irvin, Morgan Jr., and Yoder.
Twin consolations went to Tim Krape and Dave Latsha
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Late Models, 50 laps: 1. Rick Eckert, 2. Gregg Satterlee, 3. Mason Zeigler, 4. Josh Richards, 5. Tim McCreadie, 6. Don O?Neal, 7. Dennis Erb, 8. Jimmy Owens, 9. Earl Person, 10. Darrell Lanigan, 11. Scott Bloomquist, 12. Brandon Sheppard, 13. Hudson O?Neal, 14. Matthew Cosner, 15. Austin Hubbard, 16. Gary Stuhler, 17. Coleby Frye, 18. Steve Francis, 19. Boom Briggs, 20. Chad Hollenbeck, 21. Trent Brenneman, 22. Mike Lupfer, 23. Kyle Lee, 24. Colton Flinner, 25. Nick Dickson
DNQ: Tim Wilson, Dave Brouse Jr., Jim Yoder, Hayes Mattern, Patrick Bryner, Pancho Lawler, Larry Baer, Kenny Moreland, Tim Smith, Chad Myers, Steve Campbell, Chad Myers, Andy Haus, Jason Covert, Dan Stone, Jeff Rine
Limited Late Models, 25 laps: 1. Matt Parks, 2. Ralph Morgan, Jr., 3. Andrew Yoder, 4. Eric Irvan, 5. Dillan Stake, 6. Shaun Jones, 7. Chase Billett, 8. Tim Fedder, 9. Brian Shoey, 10. Tim Krape, 11. Rance Garlock, 12. Derrick Quade, 13. Mike Walls, 14. Jared Fulkroad, 15. JR Toner, 16. Devin Frey, 17. Davis Latsha, 18. Rick Lias, 19. Donnie Farling, 20. Chase Bowsman, 21. Kadden Smith, 22. Ryan Walls, 23. Matt Murphy, 24. Robbie Black, 25. Devin Hart, 26. Todd Snook
DNQ: Jeremy Ohl, Kenny Yoder, Bryan Sipe, DJ Groft, Garrett Gray, Mike Mort, Devin Weyandt, Larry Neiderer, Taylor Farling, Justin Weaver, Matt Nailor, Shaun Miller
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PORT ROYAL, Pa. ? Brent Marks of Myerstown took advantage of an unexpected break in his World of Outlaws sprint car schedule to invade Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night and ended up pealing some seven seconds off of the 25-lap track record on his way to a $3,200 payday.
In the 25-lap make-up 2016 RaceSaver Challenge for IMCA 305 sprint cars, Jeff Miller of Huntingdon became the first driver to repeat in the history of the event, dating back to its inception in 2012.
And in the xtreme stock main, Herm Renninger made it two wins in a row.
Nicole Bower jumped from the pole to lead the 410 sprint car feature at the start chased by Curt Stroup and TJ Stutts.
Dale Blaney started seventh in the field and blistered into third on the second tour while Bower streaked away from the field, entering the backmarkers on the sixth circuit.
Blaney was on the move early, working the top and bottom of the track, but made his moves to get into control using the bottom groove.
He got by Stroup for second low in the first and second turns of lap nine and then deep in the third corner was where he overtook Bower for the lead as she worked traffic.
However Blaney wasn?t the only man on the move in what turned out to be a dizzying event that went non-stop as eighth starter Marks took the third spot from Bower on lap 12.
Marks was slinging his No. 19M all around the speedway, working traffic and the leaders at will and drove around Stroup for second with 10 laps to go.
He then spent the next five laps running down leader Blaney before blasting by for control and the victory with five laps left.
Marks then pulled away to the eighth win of his career at the track, taking the checkers 1.266 seconds ahead of Blaney to set a new 25-lap track record of 7:32.949, overtaking the old mark held by Lance Dewease since 1992.
Stroup held on for third followed by TJ Stutts and Ryan Taylor.
Sixth through 10th went to Brock Zearfoss, Doug Esh, Danny Dietrich, Dylan Cisney and Lucas Wolfe.
Heats went to Taylor, Stutts and Bower.
Polesitter Ken Duke Jr. would lead the first 11 laps of the 25-lap Keystone RaceSaver Challenge for 305 sprints before surrendering to Jeff Miller.
Miller started sixth in the main and followed Duke, Zach Newlin and Scott Ellerman for the first nine laps before beginning his march through the top three.
After getting around Ellerman for third with 15 laps to go, he made a sweeping two-car pass of Newlin and Duke to move into the lead with 13 laps to go and then checked out on the field for the victory, worth $1,000.
Following Miller across the line for second, 4.502 seconds behind, was Duke with Ellerman finishing third followed by Newlin and Kyle Ganoe.
Sixth through 10th went to Mark Watkins, Tim Tanner, Dave Brown Jr., Dave Grube and Dylan Shatzer.
Heats went to Ganoe, Tyler Reeser, Miller and Grube with Cale Reigle taking the consolation race.
Fast time was set by Miller with a lap of 17.840 seconds.
Kassidy Kreitz won the eight lap non-qualifiers Founder?s Cup race for the IMCA 305 sprints, earning a guaranteed starting spot in the upcoming 2017 RaceSaver Challenge in October.
Herm Renninger took his second xtreme stock main of the year, driving by Kevin Imes for the victory on the second tour of the 15-lap feature.
Imes held on for second followed by Mike Goodwin, Pete Leister and Bill Powell.
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Sprint Cars, 25 laps: 1. Brent Marks, 2. Dale Blaney, 3. Curt Stroup, 4. TJ Stutts, 5. Ryan Taylor, 6. Brock Zearfoss, 7. Doug Esh, 8. Danny Dietrich, 9. Dylan Cisney, 10. Lucas Wolfe, 11. Nicole Bower, 12. Logan Wagner, 13. Carl Bowser, 14. Matt Campbell, 15. Mike Wagner, 16. Rick Lafferty, 17. Kody Lehman, 18. Blane Heimbach, 19. Kevin Nouse, 20. Tyler Bear, 21. Danny Massey, 22. Eric Riggins Jr., 23. Daryl Stimeling, 24. James Pryde, 25. Anthony Fiore
DNQ: George Streaker, AJ Flick, George Streaker Jr., Dustin Baney
305 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Jeff Miller, 2. Ken Duke Jr., 3. Scott Ellerman, 4. Zach Newlin, 5. Kyle Ganoe, 6. Mark Watkins, 7. Tim Tanner, 8. Dave Brown Jr., 9. Dave Grube, 10. Dylan Shatzer, 11. Jon Haegele, 12. Rick Steif, 13. Stephanie Dodson, 14. Colby Dice, 15. Mike Schuckers, 16. Darren Miller, 17. Dale Reigle, 18. Austin Bishop, 19. Bradley Mellott, 20. Dave Graver, 21. Tyler Reeser, 22. Jaremi Hanson, 23. Ron Aurand, 24. Scott Lutz
DNQ: Kassidy Kreitz, Erin Statler, Neil Petock, Bobby Scherff, Mike Alleman, Joey Kay, Fred Arnold, Drew Ritchey, Mike Kiser, Brendon Poff, Matthew Kline
PAPosseRacing.com l Written By : Mike Baker
April 22nd, 2017 l Opinion Letter
Dear Dirt Track Fans,
Dirt track racing is arguably some of the best racing week to week you can find anywhere in the United States. Thousands of local short tracks every weekend tear apart the previous weeks track and turn a new page for the upcoming week's race. Drivers like Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, the list goes on for days, were born on dirt. However, they grew up on asphalt. Perhaps, it is the constant rule changes that NASCAR goes through season to season. Teams dissect every nanosecond of track time, but the casual fan does not follow the changes, they simply just want to see side by side racing and consistent passing.
"If they saw how much work, [Freddie] puts in to these cars - it is incredible," said Central Pennsylvania Legend Fred Rahmer after watching his son, Freddie, flawlessly drive from the ninth-starting position to win his second career Williams Grove feature.
Cory Haas, Matt Campbell and fifth-starting Lucas Wolfe set a torrid pace from the drop of the green. Haas and Campbell started on the front row that saw Haas get the early jump. Campbell went to work on the cushion and pulled even with Haas on lap three, but couldn't get complete the pass. Not long after, Wolfe reeled in and drove by Campbell for the runner up position.
As Haas worked traffic, Wolfe continued to close the gap. Wolfe took his shot at the lead with a slide job, but Haas willed his #39 car back to the lead under the famous Williams Grove backstretch bridge.
iRacing.com announced today that it plans to add Knoxville Raceway to its catalogue of precisely-modeled race tracks. Known as the “Sprint Car Capital of the World,” the 1/2 mile dirt track hosts the famed Knoxville Nationals as well as weekly races throughout the racing season. Widely considered the premier sprint car event of the year, the four-day Knoxville Nationals features a million dollar purse and attracts nearly 100 of the world’s top sprint car competitors and more than 21,000 fans to Iowa every August.
“The fact that Knoxville Raceway is coming to iRacing is great news; great for iRacing, great for Knoxville and, most of all, great for iRacers around the world,” says Steve Myers, Executive Vice President and Executive Producer for iRacing.com. “Knoxville is synonymous with sprint car racing, and making such a legendary track available to our members is a real feather in our cap.”
Although they now compete for NASCAR championships, Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson also enjoy driving iRacing’s dirt tracks and are anticipating the addition of Knoxville Raceway, as well.
“It’s great that Knoxville is being added to iRacing,” said Kahne. “It’s one of the best half-mile dirt tracks in the world, with one of the most prestigious events. It’s going to be fun to be able to run it on the sim whenever I want.”
“It’s pretty awesome that Knoxville Raceway is going to be a new track available on the iRacing game,” said Larson, two-time feature winner at Knoxville Raceway and the 2012 Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year. “I love racing at Knoxville and being able to practice on the track from my living room at home is pretty sweet!”
Knoxville Raceway is currently being scanned and will be live on iRacing later this year.
Introduced in March of 2017, iRacing’s dirt racing feature includes some of America’s most famous tracks along with a variety of race cars including winged and non-winged sprint cars and a number of late model classes.
The Champion Racing Oil/BR Motorsports Central PA Sprint Cars were back at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night after a few weeks off due to weather. Lance Dewease in the Kreitz Racing 69k picked up where he left off at and was back in victory lane for the first time this year. The action continued Saturday night April 15th with Brock Zearfoss getting his first series win of the year at Port Royal Speedway. The same night Lucas Wolfe was the winner at Lincoln Speedway for his first 2017 win also. With 12 races run there have been 10 different winners so far in the Champion Racing Oil/BR Motorsports Central PA Sprint Cars.
PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Motor Racing Network’s hit TV show and podcast Winged Nation is headed to historic Port Royal Speedway on May 27 and 28 as part of the Bob Weikert Memorial race weekend.
Co-hosts Steve Post and Ashley Stremme will be on location at
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 4/15/2017 –Lucas Wolfe grabbed the lead at the outset from polesitter Greg Hodnett and led every lap to claim the $5,000 top prize in Saturday’s Leffler Energy Spring Championship for 410 sprint cars at Lincoln Speedway.
Despite torrid racing in behind, none of the heavy hitters were able to catch the Michael Barshinger-owned Embee & Son #24 as Wolfe claimed his fourth career Lincoln win.
Time trials, qualifying, and an inversion draw put Hodnett and Wolfe on the front row, with last week’s winner Gerard McIntyre, Jr. and Billy Dietrich on row two, and Danny Dietrich and five-time champ Brian Montieth on row three. Row four was just as impressive, with defending champ Alan Krimes and Chad Trout.
Montieth was the hard charger through the mid stages of the race, getting around Danny Dietrich with six laps to go and closing on the winner in lapped traffic at the end.
“It’s certainly important we have a good opportunity to start way up,” said Wolfe in victor