Gets Back To Back Williams Grove Wins; Hodnett Claims $4,000 URC Cash
Mechanicsburg – Last week at Williams Grove Speedway Danny Dietrich drove from ninth to the win over the World of Outlaws drivers and this week, he started ninth again and drove to the 410 sprint car victory, for the second week in a row. In the Lelands.com URC sprint nationals, regular 410 sprint driver Greg Hodnett took the win, worth $4,000.
Only two laps of the 25-lap 410 sprint main were recorded before a caution flag bunched the field with Rick Lafferty leading followed by Brent Marks, Pat Cannon and Dietrich. Marks challenged a cushion-running Lafferty for several laps before finally taking the lead on the seventh tour as Dietrich got by Lafferty on the same lap.
Belleville, Kansas.......After a heartbreaking defeat in last year's "Hustle on the High Banks" at the Belleville High Banks, Chris Windom sealed the deal on Thursday night with a wire-to-wire win in the 50-lapper for the Silver Crown Series. The Canton, Illinois driver made it his second career victory in dominating fashion aboard the Fred Gormly - RPM Auto Enterprise #98 Maxim/Mopar.
"After that last caution, I was just waiting on something to happen like last year. But Rob Hart gave me a great car, and I want to thank Fred Gormly and Tom Bliss for putting me in this car and giving me the opportunity to give them this win. I don't know if you can really put this place into words. I try to be steady and smooth and on the gas, and it surely helps to be out front, which was where I planned to stay all race. I finally told myself to calm down when I was basically catching the whole field, but it was kinda sketchy riding behind those guys as they're banging off the fence, so in that sense I was happy to see the caution.
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HANOVER, PA (7/31/2015) – While in victory lane to collect his Big Mike’s Crabhouse hard chager award last week, Brad McClelland said trying to pass Cody Fletcher was like trying to pass a kidney stone.
So it was only fitting that Fletcher and McClelland started on the front row of Friday night’s 25-lap feature at Trail-Way Speedway. This time, McClelland achieved the pass as the two crossed under the green flag to start the race, and led every lap in scoring his fourth win of the year and 46th of his Trail-Way career.
“We got a good start,” said McClelland upon exiting the Littlestown Auto Center/Rucker Computer Solutions/NAPA Auto Parts #6R in victory lane, “We run a little more gear than he (Fletcher) does, and making it to the first turn first was the story tonight.”
MECHANICSBURG: Danny Dietrich did a series of 360-degree spins in Turn 3 Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. wasn't an in-race incident while battling for position. Dietrich didn't have to tag the rear after rolling to a stop. was another victory celebration. Something that has become commonplace for Dietrich over the last eight days.
Dietrich continued his torrid win pace in the 25-lap Sprint Car feature. He stalked Brent Marks, followed him for a little bit and drove by in the closing stages to collect his third win in his last four starts. Gettysburg driver beat the World of Outlaws last Friday night at the Grove and came back to win at Grandview Tuesday. This score, his 11th of the season, pushed his eight-day earnings total to $19,700.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action Saturday night at Autodrome Drummond
BROCKVIlLE, Ont. - July 31, 2015 - Rain has cancelled the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event at Brockville Ontario Speedway. The event will not be rescheduled.
All tickets and pit passes purchased for the event can be mailed back to the track for a full refund. The address is:
Brockville Ontario Speedway
1074 Maitland Rd.
Brockville, Ont., Canada KOE1TO
PennLive's Top 25 raciest tracks in the country for 410 Sprint Cars: No. 21 Lincoln Speedway
It was only a matter of time until PennLive's list of the Top 25 raciest tracks for the 410 Sprint Car division shifted to central Pennsylvania.
The region is steeped in Sprint Car tradition and features some of the most famous dirt tracks in the country. Not all of these facilities made the cut for this project, but they were under strong consideration. Criteria for this list is as follows: A track must hold a 410 Sprint Car race, a national series race — World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions, National Sprint League, etc. — or a series of events. This list is strictly based on racing, not facility or any other amenities.
Lincoln Speedway is No. 21 on PennLive's list of Top 25 raciest tracks in the country for the 410 Sprint Cars.
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McKENZIE, TN - J&J Auto Racing teams and drivers found a great deal of success last weekend and hope to continue it this weekend. Sam Hafertepe and Ryan Ruhl won twice while Donny Schatz, Ray Allen Kulhanek, Martin Edwards, Brad Haudenschild, Johnny Bridges, Eric Williams and Eric Riggins, Jr. were also victorious last week.
Johnny Bridges led the J&J brigade to victory last Friday at East Lincoln Speedway in the United Sprint Car Series Friday Fever A-main. The win came in the familiar No. 07 J&J as he held off challenges from both Nick Snyder and fellow J&J racer Terry Gray (No. 10 J&J) later in the race. The top four positions were filled by J&J drivers with Bridges winning over Gray, Morgan Turpen (No. 10m J&J) and Lance Moss (No. 23 J&J).
Belleville, Kansas.......Defending "Belleville Midget Nationals" champion Rico Abreu picked up right where he left off around the famed Belleville High Banks as he stormed from eighth to win Thursday's 25-lap preliminary feature. The defending Honda Midget National Champion made it three wins on the year and eleven for his career aboard the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports - Toyota TRD #97 Bullet/Speedway Toyota.
"This is one of my favorite tracks and I've had some success here. Saturday night is what counts, so we'll have to be ready to do this again. I was able to search around some running behind them and find something that worked. They do a great job preparing these cars, and that's the key to come to a place like this," Abreu said.
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It won’t be long before this year’s teams will be competing in this year’s Williams Grove National Open Kick-It Tournament! The tournament will be held Friday, October 2nd at the Upper Allen Township Community Park, 1978 Fisher Road, approximately three miles north of Williams Grove Speedway. Like all events before hand, we understand that it may be a work day for many but in order avoid interfering with the many other great racing charities already planned for the weekend, we will hold this event on Friday before the races. With that in mind, come out for some kickball fun while we raise money for Kick-It.
PennLive's list of the Top 25 raciest tracks for the 410 Sprint Car division takes a trip to the upper Midwest for our next entry. We head to Wisconsin for the next track in this project. And although it features some of the biggest Late Model races in the country, the Sprint Car drivers put on a good show when they come to town.
Criteria for this list is as follows: A track must hold a 410 Sprint Car race, a national series race — World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions, National Sprint League, etc. — or a series of events. This list is strictly based on racing, not facility or any other amenities. The next entry on our countdown is No. 22: Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisc.
It's a debate that was stoked earlier this year and has continued to fire up at different times throughout the Sprint Car season. Like now.
The Pennsylvania Posse swept the World of Outlaws during last weekend's Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway. Danny Dietrich and Stevie Smith stoned the traveling band, including series kingpin Donny Schatz. Wins by the locals got people talking, both in and out of the pit area. In the aftermath, the question that was posed earlier this year was rehashed: Are the World of Outlaws as good as in years past?
On the surface, the numbers say "no." So does the four-race losing streak out West earlier this year. The three out of four races the World of Outlaws have dropped this week, thanks to wins by Posse members Danny Dietrich and Stevie Smith, as well as Stewart Friesen's Victory Tuesday at Ohsweken, scream mediocrity. I disagree. To say the World of Outlaws as a group aren't good is a bit of a stretch.
Still Hunting for First Career Win in ‘410’ Sprint Car
York, PA (July 29th, 2015) - After spending the most recent weekend off to regroup, Chase Dietz is set to continue his 2015 season on Saturday night, August 1st, back at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Dietz will return to the cockpit of the Scott Gobrecht owned, Golf Cart Services, Bad Boy Buggies, ServiceMaster Clean Janitorial Service of York and Lancaster, Gettysburg Rental Company, #44 this Saturday night with hopes of earning a career-first “410” victory. The division rookie has been a Saturday night regular at the Pigeon Hills facility and currently sits 15th in the track championship standings. The recent high school graduate has two top-ten finishes at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in 2015. The Gobrecht “44” team finished a season-high third at Susquehanna Speedway Park just a few weeks back.
PennLive's list of the Top 25 raciest tracks for the 410 Sprint Car division shifts gears and takes a long trip west. The East Coast dominated the first two spots with The Dirt Track at Charlotte and Volusia Speedway Park checking in at No. 25 and No. 24. Now, we go all the way to Chico, Calif., for the next spot.
Criteria is as follows: A track must hold a 410 Sprint Car race, a national series race — World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions, National Sprint League, etc. — or a series of events. This list is strictly based on racing, not facility or any other amenitites. This was a late entry to the list but a good one. Let's continue with No. 23: Silver Dollar Speedway.
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With Ohsweken Speedway win he becomes the first, first-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series winner of the season and just second ever Canadian to win a series event
OHSWEKEN, Ont. - July 28, 2015 - After an epic battle at Tuesday night's Six Nations Showdown at Ohsweken Speedway, Stewart Friesen scored a thrilling first-ever World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory besting Donny Schatz, Logan Schuchart and Parker Price-Miller. He also became just the second ever Canadian to win a World of Outlaws feature. "It's unreal," Friesen said in victory lane. "What a great race team. This track just came right to us. Jessica did 100 percent, all the right calls. We had the Dash to play with a little bit and adjusted it from there. Wow, it's unreal!"
Friesen, who is perhaps best known for success in a modified, including three Syracuse 200 wins, came into the night subbing for his wife, fellow race car driver Jessica Zemken, who is expecting the couple's first child. Zemken also happens to be the car owner.
NAPA Auto Parts Presents A Big Night of Racing At Thunder on the Hill Tuesday Night at Grandview Speedway. . . .
JEFF STRUNK TOPS 358 MODIFIEDS
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series continued Tuesday night at the Grandview Speedway with a 410 sprint car feature event that might very well be the best 410 sprint car racing of year.
With just a handful of starts at the Grandview Speedway, Gettysburg, PA driver Danny “Double D” Dietrich earned his first ever Thunder on the Hill Racing Series feature win, taking the lead from Greg Hodnett with just two laps remaining in the 35 lap Thunder Cup Championship. Hodnett, appeared to be on his way to a fifth consecutive win at Grandview until Danny Dietrich made the winning move to earn the $5,300 first place prize. In the 358 NASCAR Modified feature, Jeff Strunk was the winner of the 30 lap feature earning $3,100 for the victory. The racing program started promptly at 7:30 PM and was complete just minutes before 10:30 PM.
Lucas Wolfe, driving the ZEMCO sprint car set fast time of the night, turning the one-third mile high banked Grandview Speedway in a time of 12:135 seconds. The three 410 sprint car heat race events were won by Lance Dewease, Darren Mollenuyux and Brian Carber. In the 358 Modifieds, Ray Swinehart, Jeff Strunk and Craig VonDohren were the heat race winners as Tim Buckwalter won the consolation.
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