FEATURES 31 RACE DATES, 14 SANCTIONED EVENTS
Three Prestigious Races Will Pay $10,000-Plus To Win! SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway and Raceway Park officials released the 2014 schedule of events today featuring 31 races at the Snyder County half-mile oval and 32 events at the one-fifth mile track this year. Throughout the speedway’s 69th year, fans will have the opportunity to take in a variety of motorsports racing programs, including no less than 14 sanctioned events by regional and national touring open wheel and stock car divisions.
MALL MOTORSPORTS SHOW TO BE ANCHORED BY SPECIAL EVENTS
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway's annual motorsports show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall will run Sunday, March 16, through Saturday, March 22, according to track and mall officials. For the first time in the show's long-running history, it will be anchored by two high-profile racing events at the half-mile oval located just three miles south of the mall.
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway officials announced the weekly 25-lap 358-360 sprint car main events will pay $2,000 to win out of a purse totaling $9,985.00 at the track in 2014. Special events throughout the season will also showcase higher-paying purses.
At the conclusion of the 2013 season, promoter Charlie Paige announced the historic Snyder County oval will start to transition to 360 cubic-inch sprint car racing in 2014. The 360 sprint cars will join the 358 sprint cars, which have been the track's headline open wheel division since 2001, as part of the weekly racing programs next year.
We are only three weeks removed from Selinsgrove Speedway's last race, and it's already been a topsy-turvy offseason. It started with rumors of a new lease and a new regime. It ended with news that the speedway was going to start the transition to a different division. The latter is true. As for there being a new promoter, that talk officially ended when current promoter Charlie Paige announced that the headline 358 Sprint Car division was going to be joined by the 360s.
It's about time. This move is long overdue. Not only are the 358 sprints goofy looking ? it's hard to identify with the crazy shifted wings ? Pennsylvania is the only state in which this this division headlines or even competes. The 360 sprints are standard, and surprisingly popular, in every other area of the country. Bringing central Pennsylvania in line allows our guys to travel to Ohio or some other area for a weekend and invaders to do the same at our local tracks.
SELINSGROVE, Pa. ? Selinsgrove Speedway promoter Charlie Paige announced today the track will make the transition to 360-cubic inch sprint car racing beginning in 2014.
The 360 sprint cars will join the 358 sprint cars, which have been the track's headline open wheel division since 2001, as part of the weekly racing programs next year. The track's super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will also be returning for the new season.
It became clear during this weekend's National Open that the Sprint Car silly season isn't limited to drivers and teams.
Race tracks are also included.
There was talk through the pit area that the lease at Selinsgrove Speedway had been bought out by an investor and that Charlie Paige was out as promoter as of Dec. 1. The speedway is owned by the Selinsgrove Fair Association, which is made up of a 12-person committee.
"Charlie Paige has a signed contract through 2014," said a fair board member, who wanted to remain anonymous. "According to the lease contract, he can't sell the lease and as long as he makes payments to the fair board, it's his.
"We have not been contacted by anybody. We've heard certain things, but we don't conduct business that way. Charlie has been involved at the speedway for 35 years. He's done a good job since taking over, and we would never do that to him."
Logan Schuchart and Rick Lafferty split the Twin 20 Lap Feature events today at Selinsgrove Speedway. Here is the full rundown for each Feature race:
410 Sprint Car Feature #1:
1S Logan Schuchart, 7 Chad Layton, 3z Brock Zearfoss, 17B Steve Buckwalter, 12 Blane Heimbach, 3 Pat Cannon, 1A Jacob Allen, 99M Kyle Moody, 0 Rick Lafferty, 5 Justin Barger, 33 Curt Stroup, 11 Mike Erdley, 19W Colby Womer, 71 Jessica Anderson, 38 Scott Wilson, 49H Brad Howard, 55z Mark Zimmerman, 25B Tyler Bear, 2A Todd Allen, 99B Nyle Berkes, 66 Ryan Kissinger, 49 Bob Howard, 19S Wade Stauffer, 33W Mike Walter Jr.
410 Sprint Car Feature #2:
0 Rick Lafferty, 5 Justin Barger, 12 Blane Heimbach, 1S Logan Schuchart, 1A Jacob Allen, 3z Brock Zearfoss, 17B Steve Buckwalter, 11 Mike Erdley, 99M Kyle Moody, 3 Pat Cannon, 19W Colby Womer, 71 Jessica Anderson, 38 Scott Wilson
55z Mark Zimmerman, 2A Todd Allen, 49H Brad Howard, 66 Ryan Kissinger, 25B Tyler Bear, 49 Bob Howard, 19S Wade Stauffer, 99B Nyle Berkes, 33W Mike Walter Jr., 7 Chad Layton, 33 Curt Stroup
SELINSGROVE, Pa. - TJ Stutts of Liverpool scored a convincing flag-to-flag victory in Saturday night's 13th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 358-360 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway. The win marked the third time Stutts won the prestigious race, having also won the Open in 2001 and 2003. The $8,000 victory in the 35-lap event was the 17th of Stutts' career at the track and his second this season driving the Mountain View Travel No. 23M. This year's edition of the Open was co-sanctioned by the United Racing Company and Empire Super Sprint clubs and drew a stellar field of 50 entries.
OCTOBER 6 FOR TWIN 20s PROGRAM
SELINSGROVE, Pa. ? The 410 sprint cars will return to Selinsgrove Speedway one more time this season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, for a special Twin 20's racing program. Joining the 410 sprint cars will be the four cylinder pure stocks. Track gates will open at 2 p.m.
Luck of the draw will determine the sprint car heat race lineups and the winner of the first 20-lap feature will draw a pill to determine how many drivers are inverted for the start of the second 20-lap main event. Each 20-lap feature will pay $2,500 to win and $250 to start.
2013 Point Standings Are Final
SELINSGROVE, Pa. - With the forecast for heavy rain to arrive in central Pennsylvania this afternoon and continue into the night, Selinsgrove Speedway officials announced the cancellation of this evening's (Sept. 21) four division racing program as of noon. Saturday's cancellation marks the end of the 2013 points season for the track's weekly 358 sprint car, late model, pro stock, and roadrunner divisions. Jason Shultz of Carlisle (A&A Auto Stores 358 sprint cars), Jeff Rine of Danville (Jeff's Auto Body & Recycling Center late models), Troy Miller of Tower City (pro stocks), and Brian Johnson of Ashland (roadrunners) clinched this year's titles.
WILL CARRY URC-ESS CO-SANCTION SEPTEMBER 28; 35-Lap Open Will Pay $8,000 To Win!
SELINSGROVE, Pa. ? September is the month for big money races at Selinsgrove Speedway. Following this month's National Open races for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the 410 sprint cars in the Jim Nace Memorial, which paid $10,000 and $12,000 to win respectively, Selinsgrove Speedway will round out its trio of Opens with the 13th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 358-360 sprint cars at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, paying $8,000 to win.
For the first time in the event's history, the National Open for 358-360 sprint cars will be co-sanctioned by the United Racing Company (URC) and Empire Super Sprint (ESS) 360 traveling sprint car contingents.
TRACK TITLES TO BE DECIDED THIS SATURDAY ON FOSS JEWELERS NIGHT;
SELINSGROVE, Pa. ? Who will be crowned the 2013 Selinsgrove Speedway track champions and take home the gold championship rings from Foss Jewelers?
That will be determined this Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in the final points race of the season for the 358 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners on Foss Jewelers Night.
In the A&A Auto Stores 358 sprint car division, former champion and four-time winner Jason Shultz of Carlisle holds a 115-point lead over eight-time winner and former three-time champion Pat Cannon of Etters.
The eighteenth event of the 2013 Rislone URC Sprint Series will take place at the Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night, September 28 with the thirteenth running of the Mach-1 National Open for 358-360 Sprints. Time trials, two rounds of heat races and a pair of "B" Mains will be the qualifying protocol leading up to the thirty-five lap $8,000 to win Mach-1 National Open. This rich payoff will offer $5,000 to finish second, $3,400 for third, $3,100 for fourth and $2,550 for fifth.
COCHRAN SCORES FIRST LATE MODEL WIN OF SEASON
SELINSGROVE,Pa. - Pat Cannon of Etters turned in an electrifying performance for his third straight win in the Jim Nace Memorial 31st Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.
Cannon, at the wheel of the Highlands' Tire & Service Centers No. 3, led all 44 laps and earned $13,936 for the prestigious victory over former five-time Open winner Fred Rahmer of Salfordville, who reeled in Cannon in the final laps for a suspenseful finish.
SELINSGROVE: Pat Cannon and the Highlands Tire team are taking their time building a potent 410 Sprint Car team.
It hasn't been easy, especially in 2013.
There have been constant motor issues and aside from a couple decent runs running a part-time schedule, it's been a struggle. Still, Cannon always seems to find a little extra speed at Selinsgrove Speedway.
It wasn't a perfect night, but it was enough. Cannon beat the best Sprint Car drivers in central Pennsylvania to capture the Jim Nace Memorial National Open, earning a hefty $13,936 for leading all 44-laps.
Cannon became the third driver in the history of the event to win three straight National Open titles. Maynard Yingst (1983-85) and Fred Rahmer (1995-97) are the other two.
"We've had issues all year and it seems like the decent finishes we've had have been a miracle," Cannon said. "This is really cool.
RINE RECORDS 85th CAREER LATE MODEL VICTORY; BACHMAN NOTCHES FIFTH PRO STOCK WIN; JOHNSON LEADS ROADRUNNERS WITH SEVENTH VICTORY
SELINSGROVE, Pa. ? Cody "The Codeman" Keller discovered the bottom lane was the fast way around Selinsgrove Speedway Saturday night when the young Selinsgrove chauffer powered to his first win of the season in the 25-lap 358 sprint car feature.
Keller was driving the Selinsgrove Ford/Trautman's Meat Market/Keller's Auto Body No. 99K for his second career sprint car victory and became the ninth different winner in 358-360 sprint car racing at the track this season.
POINTS BATTLES WINDING DOWN FOR 2013
SELINSGROVE, Pa. ? Selinsgrove Speedway will present a four division racing program of 358 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 7, sponsored by Insinger Performance Products. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
With two points shows remaining, including this Saturday and Sept. 21, for the A&A Auto Stores 358 sprint cars, defending champion Pat Cannon of Etters holds a 65-point lead over Jason Shultz of Carlisle. Cannon, an eight-time winner this season, is seeking a record fourth 358 sprint car title at the track, while four-time winner Shultz is chasing his second career championship.
NATIONAL OPEN FOR 410 SPRINT CARS AT SELINSGROVE SEPT. 14
SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Jim Nace Memorial 31st Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars, the historic half-mile track's crown jewel event, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, sponsored by Selinsgrove Ford.
The 410 Open will honor the life and racing career of Nace, the track's only five-time sprint car champion who died in November 2009 following a seven-year battle with cancer.
SELINSGROVE, Pa. Jason Shultz of Carlisle drove from his 11th starting position to win his fourth race of the season in Saturday night's non-stop 25-lap 358 sprint car feature at Selinsgrove Speedway.
Shultz, who is a close second in the season point standings to Pat Cannon of Etters in the chase for the track championship, was driving the Mach 1 Chassis No. 2 for his 15th career win at the track. The race, short of a new track record, was timed in eight minutes and 12 seconds.
LATE MODEL TUNE-UP RACE PLUS PRO STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP,
SELINSGROVE, Pa. ? Selinsgrove Speedway will host a tune-up race for the super late models this Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in preparation for the upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoO LMS) National Open weekend Saturday, Aug. 31, and Saturday, Sept. 1. This Saturday's late model racing program will feature time trials and a 30-lap main paying $2,000 to win. Also on this weekend's racing card will be a $500-to-win pro stock championship plus 358 sprint cars and roadrunners sponsored by PEPSI. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
- CANNON, RINE, MITCH & JOHNSON SCORE SATURDAY NIGHT WINS AT SELINSGROVE
- REINHART FOOD SERVICE FOUR DIVISION SHOW THIS SATURDAY
- JJ GRASSO WINS EMOTIONAL URC SPRINT CAR RACE
- JJ GRASSO DRIVES KRAMER KRAFT SPRINTER TO EMOTIONAL RISLONE URC VICTORY
- URC 360 SPRINT CARS RETURN TO SELINSGROVE THIS SATURDAY
- CANNON GETS 6th SPRINT WIN WHEN BEARD & SHULTZ COLLIDE ON FINAL LAP
- SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY CANCELS SATURDAY NIGHT
- FOUR DIVISION SHOW ON PEPSI NIGHT THIS SATURDAY
- ZEARFOSS & MATTERN EMERGE AS FIRST-TIME WINNERS IN SPRINTS & LATE MODELS
- SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RETURNS WITH JEFF'S AUTO BODY & RECYCLING CENTER DRIVER & FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT THIS SATURDAY!
- THUNDERSTORMS KNOCK OUT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWEEK FINALE
- SHULTZ PASSES CANNON FOR THRILLING FIRECRACKER SPRINT CAR WIN
- SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY FIRECRACKER WEEKEND COMING UP
- RAIN POSTPONES FIRECRACKER RACE FOR 358 SPRINT CARS
- SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RETURNS JUNE 29 WITH $2,000-TO-WIN FIRECRACKER
- CANNON WINS THIRD WHITCOMB MEMORIAL FOR 358 SPRINTS
- WHITCOMB MEMORIAL FOR 358 SPRINT CARS
- FANS TREATED TO THRILLING NIGHT OF RACING AT SELINSGROVE
- PAUL STINE CHEVROLET LATE MODEL CHAMPIONSHIP THIS SATURDAY, SPRINTS, PRO STOCKS, ROADRUNNERS ON TAP
- CANNON, RINE, BACHMAN & JOHNSON WIN SELINSGROVE FEATURES
- ROADRUNNERS HEADLINE THIS SATURDAY'S FOUR DIVISION SHOW IN 20-LAP CHAMPIONSHIP RACE
- MARKS WINS INAUGURAL RAY TILLEY CLASSIC FOR 410 SPRINT CARS
- Brent Marks ends Selinsgrove woes to capture Ray Tilley Classic
- SHULTZ, YODER, BACHMAN & BUSSEY TAKE SELINSGROVE FEATURE WINS
- STUTTS & CANNON TAKE SPRINT CAR WINS
- SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY WILL PRESENT THE RAY TILLEY CLASSIC
- EMPIRE SUPER SPRINT SERIES RETURNS TO SELINSGROVE
- GRASSO SCORES GUNN MEMORIAL SPRINT CAR CHALLENGE RACE
- $3,500-TO-WIN GUNN MEMORIAL CHALLENGE
- TOMECEK HOLDS OFF CANNON FOR FIRST SELINSGROVE SPRINT WIN