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.
McDonald Wins In New Zealand
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.
Sept. 9, 2017 Race Sanctioned By All Stars Carries $100,000 Purse
World of Outlaws late models also to appear plus other schedule details released
PORT ROYAL, Pa. – The biggest and richest event in the long and storied history of Port Royal Speedway was announced Saturday night, November 19, 2016 at the annual oval awards banquet.
Celebrating its 50th annual running on September 9, 2017, the 50th annual Tuscarora 50 for sprint cars will pay $50,000 to win out of a nearly $100,000 total purse.
Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars will again sanction the prestigious event. “We are definitely excited to be part of the 50th annual Tuscarora 50 weekend”, said Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.
Leiby takes 2016 track title in Lincoln 358 sprint division
YORK, PA, 11/19/16 - Lincoln Speedway track champions and special year-end awards were handed out at the Wyndham Garden York Hotel Saturday night, November 19th. The top ten finishers in the season -long point series for both sprint car divisions, and special awards were distributed to rookies’ of-the-year and most improved driver.
KRIMES SCORES SECOND LAWRENCE CHEVROLET TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP IN THREE YEARS
Denver’s Alan Krimes rode the strength of two wins and consistent top finishes to his second track title in three years in the 410 sprint car division. Ironically, Krimes’ second win came in the final points race of the year to clinch the track title. Capping off a strong second half of the season, Krimes dethroned five-time and defending track champ Brian Montieth with 13 top-five and a division-leading 19 top-ten finishes in 23 events.