SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway's 70th year celebration will feature a variety of open wheel and stock car events with 27 race dates dotting the 2015 schedule.
The season kicks off with the track's annual Motorsports Show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Selinsgrove Sunday, March 1 through Friday, March 6. Teams interested in placing their race cars in the show please call 570.523.8420 before Feb. 25.
Racing at the historic half-mile clay oval starts Saturday, March 14, with the annual Race of Champions (RoC) Ice Breaker 40 for big block modifieds paying $5,000 to win. Also on the opening day 2 p.m. racing card will be the sportsman modifieds. The rain date, if needed, will be Sunday, March 15.
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Aaron Ott of East Berlin made a late-race pass by Justin Barger of Montose, N.Y., to score the $10,000 victory in Saturday night's 14th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 358-360 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway.
For Ott, driving the Don Ott Racing Engines No. 25 entry, the win in the 35-lap main event was his second career at the track, having also won the June 7 Jack Gunn Memorial. He became the ninth different driver to win the 358-360 sprint car Open since its inception in 2001.
The $10,000 first-place prize marked a record winner's share for 358-360 sprint cars in the track's history. Barger collected $5,000 for finishing in the runner-up position.
WILSON SCORES SECOND CAREER LATE MODEL VICTORY; CAMPBELL DRIVES TO FIRST CAREER PRO STOCK WIN; BISSINGER ENDS SEASON WITH ROADRUNNER WIN & CHAMPIONSHIP
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Jason Shultz of Carlisle finally made a break-through and scored his first win of the season in Saturday night's 25-lap 360 sprint car main event at Selinsgrove Speedway. Shultz, who won four races and the track championship last year, was at the wheel of the Horstcraft Millworks No. 29 for his 13th career win at the track. Tim Wilson of McClure held off late-race challenges for his second win of the season at Selinsgrove in the 25-lap super late model feature. In the 15-lap pro stock feature, Adam Campbell of Danville earned his first career win, while Keith Bissinger of Orangeville won his eighth race of the season in the 12-lap roadrunner feature.
FINAL POINTS RACE THIS SATURDAY, SEPT. 20
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present its first-ever $10,000-to-win race for 358-360 sprint cars at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of the 14th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open. Sprint car teams from the United Racing Company (URC) and Empire Super Sprint (ESS) traveling groups are expected to join the central Pennsylvania regulars to vie for the lucrative winner's share.
The purse for this year's 358-360 sprint car Open will exceed $35,000, with $5,000 being posted to finish second, $1,000 for a 10th-place finish, and $500 just to start the race.
RINE SCORES SIXTH LATE MODEL FEATURE WIN
SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Fourth-place starter Greg Hodnett of Thomasville stormed into the lead at the drop of the green flag and wired the field for a convincing victory in Saturday night's 44-lap Jim Nace Memorial 32nd Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway.
The $12,000 flag-to-flag win at the wheel of the Lelands.com No. 27 was Hodnett's first of the year and 15th career at Selinsgrove and 10th overall this season in 410 sprint car racing. Hodnett joins Todd Shaffer of Millerstown as four-time winners of the Open.
Pat Cannon of Etters, who was attempting to become the first driver to win the Open four years in a row, finished in the second position.
SELINSGROVE: Greg Hodnett's car bounced through the treacherous corners at Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday night.
He planted his right rear against a rough cushion that got worse as the night went on because of the weather conditions earlier in the day. And yet, Hodnett was a second faster than anyone else in the field. The Jim Nace Memorial National Open at the Snyder County oval will be remembered for several things. Attrition. Pure speed. And an epic beat down.
Hodnett dismantled the 24-car field with a fast car and nerves of steel. He negotiated the tricky surface for 44 brutal laps and parked his car in Victory Lane for a $12,000 payday and his fourth win in the event.
"It was too fast," Hodnett said. "When they packed it in, it was really good but it got really rough and was getting rougher as the race went on.
"I was just hanging on for dear life. That was a challenge."
WITH THE RUNNING OF THIS SATURDAY'S 32ND ANNUAL NATIONAL OPEN FOR 410 SPRINT CARS
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will honor the memory of the track's only five-time sprint car champion Jim Nace with the running of this Saturday's (Sept. 13) 32nd Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars sponsored by Selinsgrove Ford. Track gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying is slated to begin at 7 p.m.
The Nace Memorial National Open will be a 44-lap tribute race paying $12,000 to win and $500 to start out of a total purse in excess of $40,000. The Fast Tees Fast Time Award will pay $300.
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Severe thunderstorms coupled with a tornado watch forced Selinsgrove Speedway officials to cancel Saturday night's Foss Jewelers four division racing card at about 6:45 p.m.
WILL OFFER $40,000 PURSE; $12,000 TO WIN SEPTEMBER 13
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present its crown jewel event, the Jim Nace Memorial 32nd Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars presented by Selinsgrove Ford, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. The Nace Memorial National Open will be a 44-lap tribute race paying $12,000 to win and $500 to start out of a total purse in excess of $40,000. The Fast Tees Fast Time Award will pay $300.
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will return to racing action at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 6, with a four division program of 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners presented by Foss Jewelers of Selinsgrove. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
The 360 sprint cars will compete in a 25-lap main event paying $2,000 to win. In the A&A Auto Stores/Mach 1 Chassis standings, six-time 360 sprint car winner Mark Smith of Sunbury holds a 290-point lead over three-time winner TJ Stutts of Liverpool in the chase for the track championship. Both Smith and Stutts are seeking their first career track titles.
RINE BREAKS IN NEW RACE CAR WITH LATE MODEL VICTORY;
LONG SCORED THIRD PRO STOCK WIN OF YEAR;
BISSINGER DOMINATING ROADRUNNER DIVISION
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Following a string of strong finishes at Selinsgrove Speedway in recent years, Robbie Stillwaggon of Burlington, N.J., scored his first career win at the Snyder County half-mile oval in Saturday night's 25-lap 360 sprint car feature.
Stillwaggon, driving the Quality Auto Body No. 89, held off three-time winner TJ Stutts of Liverpool for the $2,000 victory and became the track's eighth different 360 sprint car winner this season.
FRYE DOMINATES FOR FIRST LATE MODEL WIN OF SEASON; MITCH RETURNS TO PRO STOCK WINNERS CIRCLE; BISSINGER SCORES SIXTH ROADRUNNER FEATURE WIN
SELINSGROVE, Pa. –Selinsgrove's Cody Keller made a breakthrough Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway and scored an impressive victory in the 25-lap 360 sprint car feature following a season filled with mechanical woes. The $2,000 win was Keller's first of the season and first career in a 360 sprint car at the wheel of the Keller's Auto Body/Trautman's Meat Market No. 99. He became the division's seventh different winner this season and in doing so ended point leader Mark Smith's three-race winning streak. Keller previously won two 358 sprint car races at the track.
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present a four division racing program of 360 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 16, sponsored by Reinhardt Food Service. Track gates will open at 5 p.m. With just four point races remaining in the A&A Auto Stores/Mach 1 Chassis chase for the inaugural 360 sprint car track championship, Mark Smith of Sunbury leads the standings with six feature wins entering this weekend's racing action.
Steve Campbell of Danville, a one-time winner this season, leads the Jeff's Auto Body & Recycling Center super late model standings with seven point shows remaining on the 2014 schedule.
KRAMER WILLIAMSON THIS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present the inaugural running of the Kramer Cup at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 9, to honor the memory of sprint car racing legend Kramer Williamson of Palmyra. The 25-lap 360 sprint car race will pay $2,573 to win and $200 to start. Williamson succumbed to injuries he sustained in a sprint car racing accident at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown in August of 2013. The tribute race will mark the fifth event of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway sanctioned by the United Racing Company (URC) 360 sprint car contingent.
RISLONE NATIONALS AT WILLIAMS GROVE FRIDAY, AUGUST 22
In fond memory of Kramer Williamson, the Saturday night, August 9 360/358 Sprint event at the Selinsgrove Speedway will be titled the Kramer Cup.
Track Promoter Charlie Paige wishes to honor Kramer Williamson on this special event. The nationally known sprint car star from Palmyra, PA lost his life in a sprint car crash last year at the Lincoln Speedway. Williamson, a former URC Champion and winner of sixty-seven URC events was a big winner in Central Pennsylvania Sprint car racing throughout his career and was well known for his talents from coast to coast. In honor of Kramer's car #73, the winner of the twenty-five lap feature at Selinsgrove will earn $$2,573 and earn the pink Kramer Cup.
NASCAR STAR TONY STEWART MAKES RETURN VISIT, FINISHES 6th IN SPRINT MAIN; RINE HOLDS OFF FRYE FOR FOURTH LATE MODEL VICTORY; GARMAN SCORES SECOND CAREER WIN IN PRO STOCKS; FOWLER RACES TO SECOND ROADRUNNER CHECKERS
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Sprint car driver Mark Smith has found a rhythm he likes at Selinsgrove Speedway. The Sunbury speedster scored his second win in a row and fifth of the season in Saturday night's 25-lap 360 sprint car feature.
Smith's victory came at the wheel of the Mach 1 Chassis No. 1 entry and was worth $2,500 on Jeff's Auto Body & Recycling Center Driver & Fan Appreciation Night. It was Smith's ninth career win in 358-360 sprint car competition at the track and strengthens his points lead in the chase for the championship.
Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart of Columbus, Ind., made his first visit to Selinsgrove Speedway since he won on April 6, 2013, and turned in a sixth-place finish in the 360 sprint car feature.
FEATURING $2,500-TO-WIN 360 SPRINT CAR & LATE MODEL RACES
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The 6th annual Driver & Fan Appreciation Night that was rained out at Selinsgrove Speedway on July 19 will be held at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 2, featuring a complete racing program of 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
The show will include 25-lap main events for the 360 sprint cars and super late models paying $2,500 to win each feature courtesy of bonus money sponsored by Jeff and Kathy Kurtz of Jeff's Auto Body & Recycling Center in Paxinos. The pro stocks will race in a 15-lap feature paying $500 to win and the roadrunners will go 12 laps for $200 to win.
HAUS SCORES 30th CAREER SELINSGROVE LATE MODEL WIN; LONG WIRES FIELD FOR PRO STOCK CHECKERS; BISSINGER DOMINATES FOR FIFTH ROADRUNNER WIN
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Mark Smith of Sunbury stormed from his eighth starting position to win his fourth race of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway in Saturday night's 25-lap United Racing Company (URC) 360 sprint car main event. The victory at the wheel of the Mach 1 Chassis No. 1 was Smith's eighth career in 358-360 sprint car competition at the track and was worth $2,500.
Scott Haus of Hamburg scored his 30th career late model win at Selinsgrove in the division's 25-lap feature following a wheel-to-wheel duel with Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon. He became the ninth different late model feature winner in 12 races at the track this season. In the 15-lap pro stock feature, Nathan Long of Selinsgrove led flag-to-flag for his second win of the season, while Keith Bissinger of Orangeville took the checkered flag for the fifth time this season in the 12-lap roadrunner race.
Mark Smith of Sunbury, PA won a thriller Saturday night at the Selinsgrove Speedway. Smith took the lead on lap fifteen after a battle with Derek Locke then held off a last lap challenge from TJ Stutts to earn his third Rislone URC Sprint victory of the season and his eighth career win. Stutts finished a strong second followed by Derek Locke, Jason Clauss and Brock Zearfoss. Smith earned $2,500 for the win in the 25 lap feature event.
FEATURING: SUMMER NATIONALS SPRINT CAR WINNER LANCE DEWEASE, KNOXVILLE RACEWAY GM & PROMOTER BRIAN STICKEL, PENNLIVE.COM MOTORSPORTS BEAT WRITER JEREMY ELLIOTT
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, July 24, featuring guest interviews with Williams Grove Speedway Summer Nationals winner Lance Dewease on his 300th career sprint car victory, Knoxville Raceway General Manager & Promoter Brian Stickel on the upcoming Knoxville Nationals events for 360 and 410 sprint cars, and Pennlive.com motorsports beat writer and Sprint Car Unlimited podcast host Jeremy Elliott on the second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Pennsylvania swing of 2014.
- URC 360 SPRINT CARS RETURN TO SELINSGROVE JULY 26
- PERSISTENT RAIN PUTS A DAMPER ON DRIVER & FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT
- SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RETURNS WITH JEFF’S AUTO BODY & RECYCLING CENTER
- MARKS CLOSES OUT PA SPEEDWEEK WITH OPPERMAN MEMORIAL VICTORY
- Brent Marks ends winless streak, captures Speed Week finale at Selinsgrove Speedway
- KISSINGER MAKES LATE-RACE PASS FOR 360 SPRINT WIN
- FIRECRACKER WEEKEND FEATURING FOUR STRAIGHT NIGHTS
- FRANEK ROCKETS TO FIRECRACKER 30 SPRINT CAR WIN
- NO PANIC FRANEK WINS FIRECRACKER 30 SATURDAY NIGHT AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
- SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY / URC FIRECRACKER 30
- ZEARFROSS THRILLS CROWD WITH FIRST SELINSGROVE SPRINT WIN OF 2014
- SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RETURNS THIS SATURDAY
- STUTTS WINS WAR ON WHEELS FOR WHITCOMB MEMORIAL SPRINT VICTORY
- $2,571-TO-WIN WHITCOMB MEMORIAL FOR 358-360 SPRINT CARS
- OTT & WILSON SCORE FIRST SELINSGROVE WINS
- RESCHEDULED URC GUNN MEMORIAL CHALLENGE FOR 358-360 SPRINT CARS THIS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE
- STUTTS WINS SECOND 360 SPRINT CAR RACE
- $1,000-TO-WIN PRO STOCK 20 PLUS 360 SPRINTS, LATE MODELS & ROADRUNNERS
- May Ends With Williams Grove Sprint Double Friday, URC Coming Up June 6
- Sunday's race canceled at Selinsgrove
- SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY WILL PRESENT THE RAY TILLEY CLASSIC FOR 410 SPRINT CARS
- SMITH CAPTURES ESS 360 SPRINT CAR RACE
- ESPN 92.3'S "THE INSIDE LANE" ANNOUNCES THURSDAY, MAY 15, LINEUP
- LUCAS OIL EMPIRE SUPER SPRINT SERIES RETURNS TO SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY MAY 17
- FORECAST FOR RAIN & THUNDERSTORMS POSTPONES JACK GUNN MEMORIAL FOR SPRINT CARS UNTIL JUNE 7
- $3,500-TO-WIN GUNN MEMORIAL CHALLENGE FOR 358-360 SPRINT CARS THIS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE
- RAIN DELAY DOESN'T SLOW DOWN STONE & SMITH SATURDAY NIGHT
- "THE INSIDE LANE" MOTORSPORTS RADIO SHOW TO DEBUT ON ESPN 92.3 THURSDAY, MAY 1
- FRANEK POWERS TO 360 SPRINT CAR WIN
- FAMILY NIGHT 4 DIVISION SHOW THIS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE