Reeser takes PASS 305s
Mechanicsburg – Brian Montieth and Danny Dietrich staged a battle of the high groove titans on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway in the 25-lap sprint car feature with Montieth coming out on top. For the Phoenixville flyer, it was his third win in four attempts at the track. In the 20-lap 305 sprint main, Tyler Reeser took the lead, lost it and then reclaimed it late to pick up the victory.
Dietrich and Montieth started on the front row of the 410 sprint main with Dietrich leading the field down to the line before Montieth took control in the first corner. Dietrich struggled to keep pace with Montieth after he took the lead as the pair entered the backmarkers on the sixth circuit. But as traffic got heavier and heavier Dietrich was able to zone in on the leader and in fact drew onto this tail on a few occasions before finally taking a full blown stab for the win on the 19th lap with a low swoop into the first turn.
David Gravel scores best finish with new team, Daryn Pittman battles onto the podium
CONCORD, N.C. - May 22, 2015 - The 2015 season is still young but Donny Schatz and his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing team have made a statement about their strength and intensity. The team has notched five of the last seven wins and at Friday night's Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Schatz scored his 11th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season.
With 28 features now in the books, the Bad Boy Buggies team heads into the summer months with the momentum they need to try to make history.
MECHANICSBURG: There has been some concern over boring feature events at Williams Grove Speedway this season. Not the last two weeks.
A week ago, Greg Hodnett and Donny Schatz provided excitement at the front. On Friday night, Danny Dietrich and Brian Montieth put on a show, overcoming windblown track conditions to trade the lead in the last lap and a half. Montieth got the better of the exchange. He passed Dietrich around what little cushion there was in Turn 2 and held on for his third Williams Grove win in the last four weeks by a mere .169 seconds.
"That was an exciting race," Montieth's car owner Jerry Parrish said. "They should pay those two to come here. "When you are running second, you can see where the leader is going and can do the opposite. You can push the envelope and have nothing to lose."
USAC SILVER CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: May 21, 2015 - Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana State Fairgrounds - "Hoosier Hundred"
QUALIFYING: 1. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-33.223; 2. Shane Cottle, 81, Williams-33.597; 3. A.J. Fike, 3, RFMS-33.816; 4. Tracy Hines, 98, RPM/Gormly-33.857; 5. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary/6R-33.944; 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 20, Nolen-34.260; 7. Shane Cockrum, 71, Hardy-34.399; 8. Dave Darland, 19, Longworth-34.488; 9. Russ Gamester, 51, Gamester-34.503; 10. Jacob Wilson, 07, Wilson-34.504; 11. Brady Bacon, 48, Martens-34.537; 12. Austin Nemire, 91, Hemelgarn-34.558; 13. Steven Russell, 14, McQuinn-34.630; 14. Patrick Lawson, 2, Lawson-34.721; 15. Rickey Hood, 56, Foxco-34.847; 16. Steve Buckwalter, 53, SET-34.853;
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes on the Dirt Track at Charlotte and Lawrenceburg Speedway
CONCORD, N.C. - May 21, 2015 - Brad Sweet, the reigning Kevin Grobecht Rookie of the Year recipient, entered 2015 with a new crew chief and a goal to build consistency and success. With 27 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races in the books, Sweet sits third in the points and has two wins on the year - one at Volusia Speedway Park during DIRTcar Nationals and another at Calistoga Speedway. By any measure, the year has so far been successful for the second year team - especially when considering at this point last year, they sat sixth in the championship standings.Sweet though continues to look ahead and focus on improving as the months wear on.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — May 21, 2015 — Indiana is the place to be for open wheel racing in the days leading up to and including Memorial Day. Taylor Ferns will hit the track on Hoosier soil twice in the coming days as she races at a pair of Indiana ovals in winged sprint car events. She will compete with both the All Stars and World of Outlaws in a four-day period aboard the Eco-Mend/Jimmy’s Towing Maxim.
Ferns will open the holiday weekend with the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) All Star Circuit of Champions at Plymouth Speedway in Indiana on Friday, May 22. She will wrap things up on Memorial Day with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Lawrenceburg Speedway on Monday, May 25.
‘The Grove’ and Lincoln on Memorial Day Weekend Schedule
York, PA (May 21st, 2015) - Despite the recent weekend ending quicker than expected, Cory Haas and the Barshinger ‘11C’ team are set to return to competition this Friday evening, May 22nd. Haas, who made contact with the Williams Grove Speedway turn three guardrail during World of Outlaws qualifying on May 15th resulting in a destroyed race car, will rejoin the ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ for the annual charity event this Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Haas will battle for a $4,000 top prize on Friday night, with the feature winner also determining which charity will receive a donation from Williams Grove Speedway.
Williams Grove Speedway’s Saturday Night Series returns to action this week. The third event in the 16-race series will occur on the famed clay half-mile oval. Blazer’s Body Super Sportsman, Credit Connection Auto Sales 358 Late Models and Aquafun Pools Street Stocks will be in action.
Scott Geesey, from Newville, has ownership of the Saturday Night Series Super Sportsman victory lane. Geesey turned in dominating performances to win the first two shows. Paul Miller has a Williams Grove Super Sportsman victory, that coming during a Friday night race. The Super Sportsman are averaging 26 cars through the first two events.
Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (May 20, 2015) - The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown proved to be an immediate success on the track at Cocopah Speedway last January.
Meanwhile, the event was an achievement away from the 3/8-mile oval as well. A recent study by the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce showed that the local economy was boosted by $2.4 million during the five-race, nine-day event throughout the first two weeks of this year. That was approximately a quarter of the track's $10.1 million annual effect on the local community.
"We took on a big challenge by creating the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown and its first year was a success on the track and off of it," Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess said. "In addition to having NASCAR stars Kyle Larson and Kasey Kahne compete, and Tony Stewart in the pits, we had teams travel from coast to coast to participate. It was just as rewarding to have fans come from both sides of the country as well as overseas, which was evident at the track, hotels and restaurants."
Mooresville, N.C. (May 20, 2015) -- Shane Stewart and Larson Marks Racing team ended their four-race East Coast swing with two top-five and four top-10 finishes in what is considered one of the season's toughest weeks of competition.
"To get through Pennsylvania with four top-10 finishes in four starts is a great testament to how hard Scotty (Martin) and Andrew (Seamans) are working," said Stewart. "We're hanging in there and remaining consistently inside the top five and top 10. Hoping that those start transferring into more wins, too."
Brock Zearfoss, like any young Sprint Car driver, needs all the laps and reps he can get behind the wheel. It's about learning the feel of the car and what it's going to do, understanding the different situations and improving the decision-making process.
Acquiring those tools has been difficult for Zearfoss in 2015. It's not a talent issue as much as not being on the track enough to sharpen his skills. Zearfoss has been in four accidents this season — one car was completely junked — and racked up a series of bent parts. It's forced him to miss five to 10 races, including a couple high-profile events against the World of Outlaws.
Sits Second in the Lincoln Points Chase
Denver, PA (May 21st, 2015) - Back to business as usual this weekend for ‘Super’ Alan Krimes. The Denver, Pennsylvania native will make routine visits to the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway this Friday and Saturday, May 22nd & 23rd; ready to continue his hunt for that first win of 2015. The driver of the Wayne Corini, Krimes Racing Engines, VRP Shocks, no. 87 ‘ 410’ sprint car will enter the weekend 8th in the current Hoseheads Central Pennsylvania standings, and second in the Lincoln Speedway track championship chase.
Donny Schatz is the best Sprint Car driver in the world ... period. It's a standing that doesn't come easy. It takes work, dedication and a certain mindset. And Schatz has upped the ante in 2015, especially from a physical standpoint.
Schatz, a six-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, took time out of his racing schedule to discuss his fitness and how he approaches his craft on this week's edition of PennLive's Sprint Car Unlimited. All Star Circuit of Champions rookie Ryan Smith also joins the show.
McKENZIE, TN - The winning continued for J&J Auto Racing teams last weekend at dirt tracks across the United States. Donny Schatz picked up two more wins with the World of Outlaws and Cap Henry swept the weekend in Ohio. Jared Hortsman and Matt Hope where also J&J winners last weekend. while Matt Moro won the previous week at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS
Donny Schatz continued his remarkable start to the 2015 World of Outlaws campaign by scoring two more wins this past weekend racing the Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J. Schatz, the six-time and reigning WoO champion, raced to victory Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway and Sunday at Weedsport Speedway.
Donny Schatz comes up short in battle for the lead, Shane Stewart finishes third
NEW EGYPT, N.J. - May 19, 2015 - When it comes to New Egypt Speedway, one World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver stands out among the rest. On Tuesday night, Daryn Pittman again proved he is the man to beat at New Egypt as he scored his third win in the last three series appearances there. Through the 30 lap Jersey Outlaw Showdown feature Pittman battled through traffic and held off Shane Stewart and ultimately Donny Schatz.
"You work for all these wins," Pittman said. "None of these are given to you I don't care where you start. Stats say we started on the pole and he started ninth but these races are hard to win and we haven't done it for a really long time.
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