Mechanicsburg – Greg Hodnett scored for the Pennsylvania Posse against the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, taking his first oval win of the season worth $5,000. Hodnett turned back a strong contingent of All Stars in an event that found circuit regular Danny Holtgraver holding the pole position for the start of the 30-lap feature. Only two laps were scored with Holtgraver in control when the races first caution flag unfurled.
On the restart Holtgraver held off the advances of Brent Marks to surge out to a comfortable lead with Danny Dietrich, Cory Haas and Hodnett in tow. Hodnett started third in the field but fell backward on the start and nearly spun out in the second turn before settling himself.
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HANOVER, PA (4/24/2015) – The 19 cars finished at the front again Friday night at Trail-Way Speedway. But this time, it was J.B. Cunningham standing in victory lane. “I sold all my stuff last year, and if I wouldn’t have, I wouldn’t be here,” said Cunningham upon exiting the Your Auto Source/Bricker’s Famous French Fries/NAPA Auto Parts #19 in victory lane, “I want to thank Don Garrett for believing in me and his sponsorship support.”
MECHANICSBURG: Greg Hodnett is known for being smooth and making the right decisions on the speedway. The start of Friday's All Star Circuit of Champions A-Main might be Hodnett's worst in recent memory. He bounced off the fence, almost hit Dale Blaney twice and was out of shape the first two laps. It was ugly.
But good drivers know how to rebound, and do it quick. Hodnett gathered himself and was flawless the other 28 laps of the event, storming back to the front to capture the 30-lap main event and a $5,000 payday. "It was rolling around pretty good," Hodnett said. "But I was bouncing off the fence, doing stupid stuff,. Luckily, it calmed down and I was able to get it back underneath me.
Dave Darland of Lincoln, Indiana collected his second AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car feature victory of the season and the 55th of his career Friday night at Eagle (Neb.) Raceway.
Eagle, Nebraska...Raindrops began to fall as Dave Darland picked up career AMSOIL National Sprint Car win #55 as he used traffic late in Friday's 30-lapper at Eagle Raceway to win the "Rumble in the Bullring" co-sanctioned by WAR Sprint Cars. The 48-year old Lincoln, Indiana native made it back-to-back wins at the Nebraska oval, sweeping this year's event after posting the ProSource "Fast Time" and winning his heat.
Jon Stanbrough out-dueled Chris Windom off the front row to lead the opening lap, as Windom fell into second with Darland getting a great start to take third early. After a lap-six stoppage for C.J. Leary who caught the turn-one guardrail, Windom pounced for the lead as Stanbrough got tight in the opening set of corners after the restart due to a low right-rear tire.
There is a hint of anticipation as the All Star Circuit of Champions heads to central Pennsylvania for the first time in 2015. A new outlook and a curiosity has fans wondering what to expect after three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart purchased the series from Guy Webb.
Car counts. Show efficiency. A new format. Fans can expect a new look and a new attitude with this version of the series. Here are five storylines heading into this weekend's events at Williams Grove and Port Royal Speedway.
Focus on Saturdays huge $20,000-to-win World of Outlaws spectacular
MESQUITE, Texas - April 24, 2015 - The Texas Outlaw Nationals opener on Friday night at Devil's Bowl Speedway has been rained out to put the emphasis on Saturday's huge $20,000-to-win spectacular. On Saturday the pits will open at 3 p.m. and the grandstands will open at 4 p.m.
Fans with Friday tickets can exchange them for a Saturday ticket at no change in price. Fans with a two-day package have several options. Fans can use the Friday value of their ticket for any ticket at www.WorldofOutlaws.com/tickets or they can return the Friday ticket to the address printed on the back of the ticket for a refund.
Over the last several years, the All Star Circuit of Champions have been a punch line when the series set foot in central Pennsylvania. It wasn't so much the quality of the cars that made the trip in from western Pennsylvania and Ohio. The jokes mostly centered around the number of teams that towed in and the series management in place. That is slowly changing. Laughter has been replaced by curiosity and a buzz of anticipation. You can thank Tony Stewart and his people for that.
The three-time NASCAR champion and beloved dirt-track supporter purchased the All Stars from Guy Webb in the offseason. And now that the series is about to invade Williams Grove and Port Royal Speedway this weekend, fans are wondering what to expect. "A lot more name recognition, and a hope to bring a much more professionally run show to the tracks," series director Don Grabey said.
Port Royal – Port Royal Speedway is mourning the loss of former speedway president Gerald “Jerry” Clark. Mr. Clark passed away Thursday morning, April 23, 2015 at the age of 93. Clark became a fairboard member of the Juniata County Agricultural Society in 1952 and while involved in the annual Juniata County Fair in that capacity, it wasn’t until the fairboard took over weekly operation of racing at the oval in 1962 that Clark became integrally involved in conducting and guiding the speedway.
Eventually Clark became the Ag Society Fairboard president in the 1970’s and 1980’s before stepping away late in the 80’s.
NEW CASTLE, Ind.—April 23, 2015— A trip to the Heartland is quickly becoming a tradition for the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car Series. What began in 2011 as a pair of races at Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas has expanded into a three-race swing in both Kansas and Nebraska. Tracy Hines has been in attendance for each of the last four trips to the Heartland and will make the journey again this year as three races are on tap this weekend, with two in Nebraska and one in Kansas.
HOME TRACK: Growing up in Bixby, Okla., driver Shane Stewart considers Devil's Bowl Speedway a home track. Stewart won the preliminary night of the 2001 Winter Nationals at the half-mile oval in the Holbrook-owned 8H. He's also won several American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) events at Devil's Bowl.
WEST COAST RUN: The Larson Marks Racing team concluded the World of Outlaws West Coast swing by scoring its second win of the 2015 season at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford. The following night, the team earned its ninth top-five finish this year at Perris Auto Speedway. In 14 total West Coast races, the team earned two wins, seven runner-up finishes and 11 top-10 finishes.
Inside Line Promotions - SOMERTON, Ariz. (April 23, 2015) - The five drivers who scored a victory during the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown last January have used the offseason event at Cocopah Speedway to springboard themselves into the 2015 season.
Event champion Danny Lasoski, Paul McMahan, Aaron Reutzel, Steve Kinser and Kyle Larson have since combined to earn seven feature wins during the rain-plagued first part of the year.
Reutzel has captured five triumphs since making his first career start and recording his first win with a 410ci engine during the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. He currently leads the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings.
Earned Back-To-Back Top Fives During Recent Weekend
Denver, PA (April 23rd, 2015) - ‘Super’ Alan Krimes will participate in his first three-race weekend of the 2015 season this Friday through Sunday, aiming to continue his recent streak of top-five finishes and earn his first win of 2015. Krimes, who earned top-five finishes at the Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on April 17th & 18th, will visit three different venues over a three day period on April 24th - 26th; kicking things off with UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition at the Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on Friday, April 24th. The Denver, Pennsylvania native is a former All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, and hopes to launch the upcoming weekend back in All Star victory lane.
as interim driver for injured Jason Johnson.
It's common for a Sprint Car owner to look for a big name to fill in for an injured driver that is going to be out for a significant amount of time. Not if you are owner-driver Jason Johnson. He went a little off the grid, so much so, that his search took him to a different continent. Johnson suffered a fractured back in an accident during the April 8 World of Outlaws event in Placerville, Calif. He put former World of Outlaws champion Jason Meyers in the car to finish the Golden State swing.
But Johnson needed a replacement for the duration of his absence. He found what he was looking for in a rising Australian star.
STEVIE SMITH, KEVIN NOUSE, NATHAN LONG
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – This week’s edition of “The Inside Lane” on ESPN 92.3 FM presented by Custom Metal Coating with Steve Inch and Todd Steward will air at 5 p.m. (EST) Thursday, April 23, featuring interviews with Stevie Smith, Kevin Nouse, and Nathan Long. 410 sprint car driver Smith, of Broken Arrow, Okla., scored his first win of the season Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in the Tommy Hinnershitz Spring Classic. Smith will talk about his second season driving for car owner Fred Rahmer.
Open wheel ace Nouse, of Mechanicsburg, will discuss his 2015 season plans to compete in both the 358 sprint car and super sportsman divisions.
'I put 100 percent into everything I do'
Selinsgrove promoter Charlie Paige is worn out. But that doesn't mean he isn't going to honor his commitment. Paige stunned onlookers and fans opening day when he announced he wasn't going to renew his lease with the fair board and promote the Snyder County oval. It resonated like a piano falling down a flight of stairs.
It didn't help that there were only 14 360 Sprint Car entries in the pit area for the opener. Things got worse the following week after Paige pulled the plug on an Empire Super Sprint show 32 hours before it was scheduled to start. Gloom turned to doom. Rumors started to fly, and some drivers and fans had Paige bailing and the track closing its doors.
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- JASON JOHNSON RACING (JJR) ANNOUNCES THAT JAMIE VEAL WILL PILOT THE #41
- LYNCH, KEKICH, AND RYAN J&J WINNERS
- ROARING BACK: McMahan & CJB Team Finish Strong Out West
- Brent Marks Will Join All Stars for Back-to-Back Events in ‘Posse Country’
- Sides Closes World of Outlaws West Coast Spring Swing with Top 10 at Perris
- Driver changes, Jason Johnson, Greg Hodnett and more on PennLive's Sprint Car Unlimited podcast
- Dollansky splits with Destiny Motorsports
- At A Glance: The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Returns Home to Devils Bowl
- Roth Motorsports To Hit Road With Kyle Hirst
- Dewease and Team Have Smooth Weekend
- Destiny Motorsports Proudly Announces David Gravel Will Take Over Driving Duties on World of Outlaws Tour
- RACING XTRAVAGANZA SHAPING UP
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- Big Game Motorsports and Lasoski Headed to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday
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- Smith Soaks up Lessons During Debut at Wayne County Speedway with All Stars
- Kerry Madsen Closes California Out With Pair of Sixth Place Finishes
- LARSON MARKS RACING GETS WIN NO. 2 OF 2015 SEASON
- All Star Weekend Ahead for Brock Zearfoss
- Holtgraver Will Join All Stars in Central Pennsylvania
- Three Race Weekend Ahead for ‘11C’ Team
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- Hewitt & Dietrich Help Honor Weikert Saturday At Port Royal
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- Coffee Pot Classic at Bedford Speedway Rained Out
- Central PA 358 Sprint Car Points Series
- Wolfe Claims Port Royal All Star Weikert Tune Up