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It's been one of the toughest seasons in Pat Cannon's racing career. So much so, it was time to make a change.
Cannon suffered a broken ankle at Williams Grove Speedway in June and hasn't been in a racecar since. The recuperation process has been slow, and it appears he will be out the rest of the season.
On Thursday, Cannon made a difficult decision. He called the Highlands' Tire team and the two parted ways, ending an 11-year relationship that consisted of wins in the 358, 360 and 410 Sprint Car ranks.
"I can't drive the rest of the year," Cannon said. "It will be four to six weeks for me to get back in shape, so I thought it would be better to part ways.
It’s only fitting that the biggest race for the Super Sportsman division be run in memory of the all-time leading feature winner in the division.
Susquehanna Speedway officials have announced the annual Sportsman 100 will now be called the Credit Connection Auto Sales Gary Wolford Sportsman 100.
The big event will highlight the Saturday, September 10th racing program at the York Haven facility.
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SPRING RUN, PA (August 25, 2016) – The 410 Sprint Cars and 600cc Micro Sprints invade the ¼-mile Path Valley Speedway this coming Sunday, August 28 for the second round of Fred Rahmer Promotions Party at the Path spectaculars.
The region’s top Sprint Car drivers have made their intentions known to claim the victory and ‘Take Fred Rahmer’s Money.” Confirmed drivers include: Greg Hodnett – the most recent Party at the Path winner; Brent Marks, who finished third at the Speedweek event; popular sprint car driver, Danny Dietrich aboard the GKR No. 48 machine; Aaron Ott, who timed second quick during PA Speedweek; and Lucas Wolfe piloting the Zemco Tool & Die No. 1 machine.
NEW EGYPT, N.J. (Aug. 25, 2016) - The past week has been a busy one for Ryan Smith, who competed in four events, including three with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.
In more than half of the races the "Kunkletown Kid" has competed in during 2016, he has finished in the top 10. Considering the competition he battles every week in the tough Central Pennsylvania racing scene, that is a remarkable achievement.
"It's been a night and day difference the past couple of years," he said. "We have found consistent speed and get faster every week. The wins haven't been there this year, but the consistency has.
"You take out the Yuma shows at beginning of the year and we have 25 top-10 finishes out of 45 shows. That's where we want to be. The wins will come."
YORK, PA (August 25, 2016) - Chase Dietz has been busy during the last ten days of his 2016 campaign, maintaining not only his own ride, but also preparing and maintaining the Troy Godfrey-owned No. 5. The York, Pennsylvania, native will bring forces together this Friday and Saturday as he plans to enter action for car owner Troy Godfrey, as well as himself in his family-owned No. 2D.
“I’m excited to get back to the track this weekend,” Dietz explained. “We’ve been primarily a ‘one race per weekend’ team the last several months, but that will begin to phase out starting Friday night. Troy Godfrey has given me another great opportunity to pilot one of his cars this Friday at Williams Grove Speedway. Racing more than one night a week is going to be a huge benefit for me. The only way to improve is to gather as much seat time as possible and that is exactly what I plan to do.”
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 25, 2016) - After circling areas of Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York during the most recent weekend of competition, visiting four different facilities during what turned out to be five days of travel, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will switch direction and head west, ready to invade southern Indiana and northwestern Ohio for a pair of full-point, $5,000-to-win programs on Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28. “America’s Series” will duel head-to-head with heavy hitters from all across the tri-state area during their upcoming weekend agenda, aiming to reign supremacy in the Midwest, all while keeping an eye on the overall Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions championship.
MINOT, N.D. — August 25, 2016 — Donny Schatz may live in Fargo now, but Minot, North Dakota will always be home for the seven-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion. Schatz was born and raised in Minot and still spends quite a bit of time in the “Magic City.”
Schatz will return to his hometown on Sunday, August 28 as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series visits Nodak Speedway for the Gerdau Magic City Showdown Presented by Gerdau, Schatz Crossroads, Minot Tourism and Fastlane Carwash-Minot. Schatz has won four straight World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race at the track.
“Minot is still where my heart is at,” said Schatz. “I was excited when we first got to there with the World of Outlaws to race several years ago. Hopefully we can have a good showing like we’ve had in the past. We were decent last year and ended up winning the race, but we’d like to be a little better this go around and see if we can’t do it again.”
FREMONT, Ohio (August 24, 2016) - After what turned out to be a discouraging weekend on the road with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, first experiencing motor trouble that nearly sidelined the Advanced Cast Stone/MJ Webb Enterprises/Roy Hardin Masonry/Wood Air Conditioning/Pro Tech Service Company/No. 8M entry, followed by two “DNF” finishes as the result of motor trouble and a wrecked race car, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael is out for redemption.
WEST LEBANON, N.Y. (Aug. 24, 2016) - Caleb Helms capped a busy weekend in the Northeast with a top-10 finish on Monday at Lebanon Valley Speedway.
It was his fifth top 10 of the season and a good conclusion to a four-race swing through Pennsylvania and New York with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.
The weekend began last Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., where Helms qualified 25th quickest before placing seventh in a heat race and fourth in the B Main to transfer into the back of the main event.
'Duel in the Dakotas' is next for Gravel while Swindell Looks Forward to Jackson
CARLISLE, PA. - August 24, 2016 - Podium finishes continue to come for the CJB Motorsports tandem of David Gravel & Sammy Swindell. Even with both drivers on opposites ends of the country, the Pennsylvania based teams continue to race up front and, for Swindell, add victories.
David Gravel and his #5 team started their post Knoxville Nationals western swing on Tuesday, August 16th at Junction Motor Speedway near McCool Junction, Neb.
"We had another great night," said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "Our car raced really well all night long and we just kept getting better and better. We made up some spots in the dash and that put us up a row for the feature. We ran second to Donny again and I thought we might get to him in lap traffic."