Bob Stough holds off Chaney and Montgomery for fifth Lincoln Central PA Legends victory
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 6/25/2016 – Lance Dewease was never really gone. But his performances in a limited number of appearances has amazed even the most doubting fans in 2016.
Dewease started on the pole, followed outside front row starter Lucas Wolfe for the first eight laps, drove by the Zemco #1 in heavy lapped traffic on lap eight to take the lead for good in claiming the $7,000 top prize on what turned out to be opening night of the 26th Annual Pennsylvania Speedweek Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway.
“It’s fun to be back,” said Dewease after scoring his 39th career Lincoln win in 17th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial, “It’s been a long time since they’ve been here, and I haven’t raced here any this year.” It was the first Kreitz car win at Lincoln in ten years.
Randy Stoudt Makes in Two Straight in Late Models and Alex Updegraff Takes Second Extreme Win
YORK HAVEN, PA 6/25/16
Devin Beidel raced to his first career win in Saturday night’s 25-lap Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman feature at Susquehanna Speedway.
Aboard the Reinford Landscapes, Country Butcher Shop/Weston’s Lawn Care/Pickney Racing Engines/Hilton Lock Service No. 19, the Newville, PA driver started fourth on the grid and raced past early race leader Lanny Hake with three laps complete. Once taking the top spot, Beidel was able to keep the rest of the field at bay as he scored that elusive first career win.
Scott Dellinger came from his 10th starting spot to secure the runner-up finish ahead of Tom Wyckoff, point leader Scott Geesey who started 14th and Adam Wrey.
RINE MAKES HISTORY WITH 100TH CAREER LATE MODEL VICTORY; MITCH & LEISTER WIN PRO STOCKS & ROADRUNNERS
SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- The start was crucial according to winner Davie Franek, of Wantage, N.J., after the Newville Family of Companies 360 Sprint Car feature was over. Franek marked his second straight win at the speedway as well as his second Firecracker 30 win in a row Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.
Franek went by Mark Smith in turn four on the first lap and never relinquished the race lead. A great battle for third between Larry Kelleher, Matt Campbell, and Derek Locke was interrupted by a yellow flag on lap 10. The field was brought back to Franek's rear bumper and Mark Smith pulled even with Franek on the restart, but quickly settled back into second. Smith would stay there until the checkered flag.
Captures first series victory in Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers
BEAVER DAM, Wis. - June 25, 2016 - Hartland, Wis. -native Bill Balog outdueled 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Daryn Pittman early, then held him off on a final green-white-checkered finish to capture his first series victory in the Jim "JB" Boyd Memorial presented by Karavan Trailers at Beaver Dam Raceway on Saturday night.
Balog, who is only the fifth non-Outlaw driver to win in 2016, captured the lead from Pittman on lap three after starting the feature in the second position.
"Now I feel like I have a home track advantage," Balog said as the Wisconsin fans cheered. "We have won a few here, but not really dominating wins. I got a lot of Wisconsin people here behind me, so I got to thank all of you guys.
NAPA AUTO PARTS & PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PRESENT. . . . . .
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings will present one of the biggest events of the 2016 Thunder Series when the 410 Sprints and 358 NASCAR Modifieds invade the “hill” for an exciting double header. The 410 Sprints will take part in the Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series event chasing $5,000 to win. The 358 Modifieds will chase a $3,000 payday. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.
Pre-entered 410 sprint drivers include Double “D” Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg, PA, winner of the Thunder Cup at Grandview in 2015. Prior to the Thunder Cup, Greg Hodnett won the four previous 410 shows at Grandview. Other entries include Bryan Clauson, Freddie Rahmer, Lucas Wolfe, JJ Grasso, Billy Dietrich, Ryan Smith, Alan Krimes, Aaron Ott, Brent Marks, Ryan Taylor and Davey Sammons to name a few.
ABBOTTSTOWN: Lance Dewease was hesitant to call Sprint Car legend and car owner Don Kreitz Jr. in the offseason.
Kreitz retired last season, but he still wanted a driver for his car. Dewease was without a ride and wanted to cut back, but he figured a young driver would be tabbed for the open seat in Kreitz's machine.
Still, Dewease decided to pick up the phone. And it took all of one word for Kreitz to accept and one of the best teams in central Pennsylvania was formed.
Dewease continued his dominance Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway, overtaking Lucas Wolfe and capturing the 30-lap Kevin Gobrecht Memorial in Night 2 of Pennsylvania Speed Week.
Chad Kemenah Earns Overall Ohio Sprint Speedweek Title
ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 25, 2016) - The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild certainly lived up to his label on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway, earning the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale worth $10,000 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Haudenschild, pilot of the familiar Phoenix Racing/No. 59, took command of the 30-lap feature program on lap 17, surviving traffic and constant pressure from Chad Kemenah and Tim Shaffer on the very topside of the speedway. The Wooster, Ohio, native now owns 30 career victories with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, two of which occurring during the 2016 season.
Scores fifth win of 2016 in the series first trip to the track since 2014
JACKSON, Minn. - June 24, 2016 - 2013 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion, Daryn Pittman, started on the pole position and captured the lead from Joey Saldana on lap two, then held off a hard-charging Kerry Madsen on a green-white-checkered finish to score his fifth victory of the season at Jackson Motorplex on Friday night.
Pittman, who also claimed the quick-time award and dash victory to complete the sweep of the night, joined 20-time series champion, Steve Kinser, and seven-time series champion, Donny Schatz, as the only drivers to win multiple races at Jackson after he also won in 2005.
"I wouldn't say winning twice makes you good at a place," Pittman said. "They don't call him "Mad Man" for nothing. He's earned his nickname and you know he is going to give it everything he's got to try and get by you.
Steals Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket win from Jamie Veal
LIMA, Ohio (June 24, 2016) - Randy Hannagan became the sixth different Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in the last seven races on Friday night, taming Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, during night seven of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. “The Hurricane” charged ahead from row six on the main event starting grid, ultimately climbing 11 positions in 40 laps, not taking command officially until lap 38 and stealing the show from pole sitter Jamie Veal. The Arctic Cat All Star victory was the first of the 2016 season for Randy Hannagan.
“I’m getting too old to run the top,” Randy Hannagan said in victory lane. “I knew guys were going to run the very top and run the very bottom, so I decided to try the middle. I can’t thank my guys enough for their hard work and support. We’ve got a lot of laps at this track. Feels good to get back to victory lane.”
Brian Walls takes street stock feature; Cox, Carroll, and Rickrode other TW winners
HANOVER, PA (6/24/2016) – “Where’s the full moon?” So asked Abbottstown’s Mike Bittinger after scoring his first win of the year in the 25-lap “358” sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.
Bittinger started on the outside of the front row, outran polesitter Seth Kearchner to the first turn, and led every lap of the event.
“I don’t really like running up front. I’d rather have someone to chase,” said Bittinger after exiting his Apple Automotive/Boulder Pools/Big Mike’s Crabhouse/Newman’s Racing Engines #12 in victory lane, “But I’m glad we started up there tonight because I’m not sure we would have passed anyone. We spun out lining up for the feature last time!”