4-Division Show on Tap Next Saturday, August 6th
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/30/2016 – Afternoon showers and the forecast of more of the same into the evening has forced Lincoln Speedway promotors to cancel Saturday evening’s racing program of 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and 358 Late Models.
Next Saturday night, August 6th, the 358 Sprints will headline the evening’s racing action in a special 4-division show. They will be joined by the Central PA Legends, 4-Cylinder Stocks, and the Classic Racing Series. Gates will open at 5:30 PM, with racing getting underway at 7:30 PM.
URC/ESS 360 Sprint Nationals To Hodnett
Mechanicsburg – Freddie Rahmer scored his first ever Williams Grove Speedway sprint car win on Friday night, racing ahead of Alan Krimes and Greg Hodnett to the win as he etched another Rahmer name on the historic oval’s all time win list.
In the $4,000 to win, 25-lap URC/ESS 360 sprint car nationals, Greg Hodnett wired the field from the pole for the victory to record a hat track in 360 action at the track to date this season.
Matt Campbell took the lead from the pole at the start of the 410-sprint car main followed by Steve Buckwalter and Rahmer, who started sixth. Rahmer wasted very little time putting himself into contention, blasting by Buckwalter for second on the second tour only to see Buckwalter reclaim the spot.
Rahmer finally completed the pass on the fifth circuit with a low side move in the third corner and Campbell and Rahmer entered the backmarkers on the eighth lap. Campbell held a good lead and ran a good line while blasting around the top of the speedway and forced Rahmer to track him down in order to get his shot at the victory.
Montgomery, Walls & Foster Other Friday Night Winners
HANOVER, PA (7/29/2016) – The saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Westminster, Maryland’s Steve Owings, along with the Westminster Transmission/Valentine Motorsports #35 crew are pondering that very quote after claiming their second consecutive Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic 358 Sprint Car win, Friday night at Trail-Way Speedway.
An inversion draw placed Cody Fletcher on the pole for the start, and despite leading the first eleven laps while holding off eighth starting David Holbrook, who made several attempts for the lead, Owings raced his way around both drivers by lap 12 and never looked back.
“I don’t know about Groundhog’s Day… but I did feel a lot better being third with the #77 (David Holbrook) and the #66A (Cody Fletcher) ahead of me to see what they were doing. I just waited and finally had the opportunity to make my move.”
MECHANICSBURG: Freddie Rahmer isn't your typical young Sprint Car driver. He is more of a throwback to days past.
The 20-year-old driver gets plenty of advice from legendary Sprint Car driver and father Fred Rahmer, but it's Freddie getting the car ready during the week. And he always has a wrench in his hand at the track.
That dedication paid off Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Freddie Rahmer carried on the winning family tradition by scoring his first career victory at the famed oval in the 25-lap Sprint Car feature.
I-79 action continues Saturday at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway
HAMMETT, PA (July 29, 2016) - For the first time since June 19, the “Low Rider” Dale Blaney earned his place in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, this time at the Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pennsylvania, during round one of the I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA. The Hartford, Ohio, native, who started third on the feature grid, took command of the 30-lap main event on lap 18, driving under race leader Sheldon Haudenschild at the exit of turn two to solidify a $5,000 payday. For Blaney, the victory was his sixth of the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season, bumping his career win total to 133. It was the first All Star appearance at Eriez Speedway since 1981.
“It has been a while,” Dale Blaney explained. “It’s been a while since we’ve consistently run good. We got better every time we got on the race track tonight. We really didn’t qualify all that well, but we got better in the heat race, made some gains in the dash, and now we are up here. I knew we had a good car from the get-go. I can’t thank everyone enough: Big Game Treestands, Muddy, CH Motorsports with Janet Holbrook and Aaron Call, Todd Quiring out in Minnesota - they all play a huge role in this and I can’t thank them enough for this opportunity.”
Series returns to action tomorrow night at Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway
HARTFORD, Mich. - July 29, 2016 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series event at Hartford Speedway has been rained out Friday night following the second Qualifier event.
The series will return to action at the track on Wednesday, Sept. 21 for a full event, including hot laps, qualifying and heat races.
All tickets and pit passes from tonight's race will be honored for the re-scheduled event on Wednesday, September 21, so fans are asked to keep their tickets and pit passes.
The series heads east tomorrow night, Saturday, July 30, for the O'Reilly Auto Parts Badger 40 at Wilmot (Wis.) Speedway. For more information and to learn how to purchase tickets, visit WoOSprint.com/Wilmot-Raceway.
TUESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 23, NAPA AUTO PARTS & PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PRESENT. . . . .
An ultimate tradition will continue. Tuesday night, August 23rd the NAPA Auto Parts Jersey Rush VI presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings will rock the house at the New Egypt Speedway with an action packed Ultimate Double-header of 410 Sprints and Modifieds. It all started back in 2011 when JJ Grasso in a 410 sprint car and legendary Billy Pauch in a modified took the victories in the inaugural Jersey Rush I. A huge crowd turnout and accolades from the drivers on this event began what is expected to be a long running tradition. NAPA Auto Parts and Pioneer Pole Buildings are proud sponsors of this big event that will also carry a rain date of Wednesday night, August 24th.
Young Gun Looks to Take Victory at Grandview Speedway Thunder Cup Event
In Central Pennsylvania, few names are as synonymous with Sprint Car racing as Fred Rahmer. With a National Sprint Car Hall of Fame resume and having collected more than 400 career feature victories and multiple track championships at various local speedways, it was going to be hard for any local driver to fill those shoes when the legend walked away from driving in 2013.
Let alone it be one bearing the same name and bloodline. However, along with his brother Brandon, Freddie Rahmer Jr. is ushering in a new era of the family name in Central PA racing lure.
Currently sitting seventh in points at Lincoln Speedway and capturing a win at the Abottstown oval in back-to-back seasons, he has given fans of his father a new racing hero to cheer for weekly and introduced himself to a new generation of fans.
KOKOMO, Ind. (July 28, 2016) - Caleb Helms moved forward every time he was on the track last weekend except once during his debut at Kokomo Speedway.
Unfortunately, Helms opened the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader on Friday by qualifying 30th quickest, which put him behind for the remainder of the weekend.
"I qualified really bad," he said. "I was kind of loose and that was my fault. I told them to keep the car that way and when we went out there it was too loose."
Helms advanced from eighth to sixth place in a heat race to narrowly miss locking into the main event. He then maneuvered from 11th to ninth in the B Main and was forced to use a provisional to start at the back of the A Main.
It’s that time of year again. It’s the 5th Annual Williams Grove National Open Kick-It. This year’s event is bound to be an exciting one. The past 4 years has seen 2 different teams go home as tournament champions, meanwhile raising over $70,000 for Kick-It. Our goal for this year’s event is to raise $20,000 towards children’s cancer research. In the past 5 years we have seen over 150 different players compete against each other in this event. These players consisted of nationally ranked 410 drivers, 358, 360, and 305 drivers; sportsman and midget drivers. Along with team owners, crew members, sponsors, family, friends and fans. Each year the even has grown.
Also in attendance this year will be multiple children who are currently battling with cancer or are already in remission. These brave children will be at the even for you to meet.