PAPosseRacing.com l PA Sprint Car Promotions
Hanover, PA l December 18, 2016
The excitement from 2016's karting events will continue on in 2017. Three events are already scheduled at Speedway 94 in Hanover, Pennsylvania for next year, all of which will also serve as fundraisers.
This year, PA Sprint Car Promotions and PAPosseRacing.com have partnered with the iconic Beerhill Gang to raise money for the Fighting Angels Foundation, Kick-It, and the York County Racing Club. “It’s certainly an honor to put on three events for these charities. Kick-It In Karts was such a huge success last year, and the fans wanted more. So, we listened to them,” Mike Baker, one of the event coordinators, explains.
On May 18, the first event of 2017 will kick off with the Keystone Throwdown. This event will benefit the Fighting Angels Foundation, a fantastic foundation that raises awareness for childhood Angelman Syndrome (AS). The top sprint car drivers in the region, including some World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car drivers, will be in competition. In the event of Lincoln Speedway postponing the Gettysburg Clash to Thursday night, the Keystone Throwdown will move to Saturday, May 20th.
Kick-It In Karts will return for the second annual running on Thursday, July 20th.. Last year, over 600 spectators and 80 drivers attended the event. A Speedway 94 regular, Jared Goulden, picked up the inaugural checkered flag. This event was ran with drivers from multiple classes and states, including Maryland’s Jeff Shepard. There was also three drivers from Australia in attendance, including the ever-popular James McFadden. Fans and drivers came together and helped raise over $2,000 for the Kick-It foundation. The event will have a Saturday, July 22nd rain date.
Things will get spooky near the end of the season with a special "Friday, the 13th" edition of Dirt Champions in October. The event will recognize any champions that have been extended an invitation. Again for 2017, this event will benefit the York County Racing Club’s Injured Drivers Fund. This year will include a special "Champions Showdown" between all of the invited drivers. Both winners of the Keystone Throwdown and Kick-It In Karts will be extended invitations to race in this event. If inclement weather is in the area for the event, it will be moved to Sunday, October 15th.
PA SPRINT CAR PROMOTIONS 2017 KARTING FUNDRAISER SCHEDULE
Tentative Karting Event Schedule
• Inaugural Keystone Throwdown l Fighting Angels Foundation Fundraiser | Thursday, May 18th - 6PM
(Rain Date - Saturday, May 20th - 10AM)
• 2nd Annual Kick It In Karts | Kick It Fundraiser| Thursday, July 20th - 6PM
(Rain Date - Saturday, July 22nd - 10AM)
• 2nd Annual Dirt Champions | York Co Racing Club Fundraiser| Friday, October 13th - 7PM
(Rain Date - Sunday, October 15th - 11AM)
All events will be held at Speedway 94 in Hanover, PA.
*Dates are subject to change. Doors open 1 hour prior at all events. $5 General Admission Fee.
Brent Marks is a dreamer.
From the moment he strapped into his first go-cart at the age of 9, he set out with the intentions of developing a career and preparing for the future. Whether it was racing carts, micro sprints, or a 410 sprint car, he set out weekly with one thing in mind: b e a World of Outlaw sprint car driver.
In 2017, this dream will become a reality. Marks and his M&M Painting and Construction/BAPS Auto Paints and Supply #19M will hit the road to become a full-time member of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
“I have worked really hard to get to a point where I could make this decision and I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity,” said Marks. “It’s been a dream of mine since I started this deal many years ago and I can’t wait to get started!”
Tomorrow I step away from operating the website that has been something I worked on and thought about just about every day for the past 16 years. It's tough to hand it over, but it's certainly the best thing for the future of PAPosseracing.com. I want to again thank the dozens of people and sponsors that have contributed many hours and lots of money to make the ideas and visions I had for spreading the excitement of Central PA dirt track open wheel racing a reality. Without them this would not have been possible. I aslo want to thank the thousands of fans that have supported the website since 2001, the PA Open Wheel TV show which I am equally proud of, the many live interview webcasts and many other projects we have shared with everyone. Thankfully this doesn't have to end and it's my sincerest hope that this will continue on for much longer and be even bigger than what has happened so far.
Creating this website was never about money as my wife will agree, as I always spent far more than I ever recieved. But I still feel extremely weathly from the countless friends and relationships I have gathered through all of this. I will continue to contribute to this website and other projects for the forseeable future, and I still expect to see all of you at the race track for many years to come. Thank you.
Snapshots of www.paposseracing.com- end of 2001(waybackmachine)
It's been a tough couple of months for Sprint Car driver Dale Blaney, one of the top competitors in the sport. Blaney lost backing from Big Game Motorsports, which forced him to start looking for a new ride. Then came the big blow when long-time crew chief and friend George Fisher lost his battle with cancer. It's forced change into Blaney's life, but that's not always a bad thing. And the Ohio driver is looking forward to his new opportunity outside of his home state.
Blaney signed on to drive the familiar John Zemaitis-owned Zemco Speed Equipment No. 1, which is based in central Pennsylvania. The deal has been in the works but was finalized over the last few days.
WILL RACE FULL WORLD OF OUTLAWS CRAFTSMAN SPRINT CAR TOUR IN 2017
BROWNSBURG, IND. (Nov. 28, 2016) - Sprint car veteran and 99-time World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series winner Joey Saldana has found a new home for the 2017 racing season. Saldana will drive the Elk Grove Ford/Roth Investments No. 17 for the newly-formed Stenhouse Jr.-Wood Racing team.
Owned by NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Matt Wood, Stenhouse Jr.-Wood Racing will compete full time on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour in 2017. Saldana, who finished fifth in the World of Outlaws point standings in 2016, will be looking to improve that finish and earn his milestone 100th series victory.
"I'm amazed, blessed and honored. I honestly thought my career could be over.
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McKENZIE, Tenn. (Nov. 23, 2016) – J&J Auto Racing drivers Morgan Turpen and Derek Hagar laid claim to two of three 2016 United Sprint Car Series (USCS) dirt championships to close out the season. Turpen, driving for owner Terry Gray, won six feature events en route to her second consecutive USCS National Series title. Turpen, who hails from Cordova, Tenn., made history to become the only women in sprint car and USCS Series history to win back-to-back national championships. Owner and fellow driver, Gray, also posted solid season stats as he finished second in both the USCS National division and the USCS Mid-South Thunder Series.
MYERSTOWN, PA (November 23, 2016) - In conjunction with the 29th Annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks hopes to solidify his plans for the upcoming year during the next two to three weeks. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native has been taking the necessary steps in narrowing down his campaign trail for the 2017 season, but hopes to release his final plan of attack just after PRI.
“Things have been going well during the last few weeks. I’m excited to get our plan narrowed down and released to our fans,” Brent Marks explained. “PRI will give us an opportunity to see most of our supporters and product sponsors.
YORK HAVEN, PA For the first time in history, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will compete on the red clay at Susquehanna Speedway.
Set for Sunday, August 20, 2017, the first ever All Star Circuit of Champions date at the York Haven facility will be the Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops .
“I am thrilled to have the All Star Circuit of Champions come to Susquehanna Speedway in 2017,” stated General Manager Kolten Gouse. “What Tony has done with that series is truly amazing and we are certainly excited to support his series.”
YORK, PA. (November 21, 2016) - Despite the initial uncertainty, Chase Dietz’s upcoming season is looking brighter than ever, already planning to chase a 2017 Lincoln Speedway track championship with car owner Troy Godfrey aboard the Godfrey Racing Engines/No. 5G.
Although their time together has been short, the duo has shown success over the past two seasons; earning five 358ci sprint car victories in 2015 between two different Central Pennsylvania tracks, also clinching the 2015 Williams Grove Speedway 358 sprint car track championship.
Gravel and Swindell add to teams legacy as eyes now turn toward 2017
CARLISLE, PA. - November 21, 2016 - CJB Motorsports team owners Chad & Jenn Clemens seemed to sum up their 2016 season pretty well when asked.
"We felt like it rocked," said the couple that fielded the #5 Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape machine for David Gravel and the #1 Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.Com for Sammy Swindell. "All in all, we were very satisfied with what we achieved together as a team.
The Pennsylvania based organization began the season with strong runs in Florida and the momentum carried on throughout the year. While Sammy Swindell barnstormed the Midwest, Gravel toured with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. It was the first year the 2013 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the year was with the team and the results were astounding.