14th ANNUAL FIRECRACKER 30 FOR 358-360 SPRINT CARS SATURDAY; 25th ANNIVERSARY PA SPEEDWEEK FINALE FOR 410 SPRINT CARS SUNDAY!
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will return to racing action at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, July 4, with the 14th Annual Middleswarth Potato Chips Firecracker 30 for 358-360 sprint cars plus super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m. On Sunday, July 5, the speedway will present the Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial as part of the 25th Anniversary PA Speedweek Finale for 410 sprint cars plus super sportsman and 305 sprint cars at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s Firecracker 30-lap main event for the 358-360 sprint cars will pay $2,500 to win and $250 to start. Time trials, heats, and a B-main will be the format for qualifying for the sprint car special. Past winners of the Firecracker race as a 40-lap contest include the late Jim Nace of Thompsontown (2002), Bob Beidleman of Walnutport (2003), Dave Calaman of Carlisle (2004), Nate Snyder of Halifax (2005), and Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove (2006). In 2007, the race was abbreviated to 30 laps and was won by Calaman. Scott Flammer of West Milford, N.J.; (2008) Pat Cannon of Etters (2009); Snyder (2010); Logan Schuchart of Hanover (2011); Heimbach (2012); Jason Shultz of Carlisle (2013); and defending winner Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., also took checkered flags in the race as a 30-lap event.
$1,000-TO-WIN PRO STOCK 20 PLUS 360 SPRINTS, LATE MODELS & ROADRUNNERS THIS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The rescheduled 14th Annual Pro Stock 20 sponsored by A&A Auto Stores from May 30 will take place at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 27, at Selinsgrove Speedway. The championship race will pay $1,000 to win and $100 to start. This Saturday will also be youth baseball and softball night with boys and girls ages 13 and under who come to the races wearing their team uniforms admitted FREE.
Joining the pro stocks will be the 360 sprint cars, late models, and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m. with qualifying slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Entering this weekend’s race, seven pro stock events have produced four different winners. Andrew Shoop of Mifflintown, Nathan Long of Selinsgrove, and Brad Mitch of McClure have each repeated a victory, while Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove has visited Victory Lane one time this season. Mitch is the defending track champion and winner of the Pro Stock 20. Long leads the A&A Auto Stores standings by 70 points over Shoop entering this weekend.
FOR 360 SPRINT CARS THIS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
Greg Hodnett Expected To Join The Field For This Weekend’s Race
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The 15th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 sprint cars is expected to draw a talented field of drivers chasing after the $10,000 top prize to win the 35-lap main event sanctioned with the United Racing Club this Saturday, June 20, at Selinsgrove Speedway.
Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove, one of the nation’s leading 410 sprint car winners this season, is tentatively scheduled to compete in this weekend’s lucrative event offering a purse exceeding $35,000, one of the largest of any 360 sprint car race in the United States. Finishing second in the race will earn a driver $5,000, with $1,000 posted for a 10th-place finish, and $500 just to start the race.
RINE RETURNS IN WINNING FORM IN LATE MODELS;
MITCH SCORES CONVINCING PRO STOCK VICTORY;
BISSINGER’S FIRST NIGHT BACK NETS ROADRUNNER WIN
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – TJ Stutts of Liverpool and Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., engaged in another thrilling wheel-to-wheel battle that was reminiscent of a race Franek won a few weeks ago, only this time it was Stutts who rolled into Victory Lane for the first time this season Saturday night in the 30-lap Joe Whitcomb Memorial for 360 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway.
The $2,571 win, which made him the first four-time winner of the Whitcomb Memorial, was Stutts’ 21st career in 358-360 sprint car racing at the track.
WILL CARRY PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR SANCTION JUNE 13; TRACK SWITCHES TO 7:30 PM SUMMER START TIME; PRO STOCK 20 RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 27
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will honor the memory of sprint car driver Joe Whitcomb with the 12th running of the Joe Whitcomb Memorial for 358-360 sprint cars at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 13, sanctioned by the Patriot Sprint Tour. The super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will also be on the racing card. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
The 30-lap sprint car feature, a tribute to honor the late open wheel racer from Millersburg who succumbed to injuries sustained in a sprint car racing accident at the track on June 21, 2003, will pay $2,571 to win and $225 to start. Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format for the special event.
New Qualifying Format Announced For This Year’s Race
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The 15th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open for 360 sprint cars will pay $10,000 to win for the second year a row Saturday, June 20, at Selinsgrove Speedway. The race will be sanctioned with the United Racing Club 360 sprint car
A new qualifying format will be utilized for this year’s race, including one round of sprint car heat races that will award passing points to determine the starting lineup for the A-main. Track gates will open at 5 p.m., with racing slated to begin at 7 p.m. The pro stocks will also be on the racing card. The rain date, if needed, will be Sunday, June 21, at 7 p.m.
In 358-360 sprint car Open history at Selinsgrove Speedway, 14 races have produced nine different winners since 2001. TJ Stutts of Liverpool won the inaugural race in 2001 and scored victories in 2003 and 2013. In Pat Cannon of Etters, however, was the first three-time winner of the 358-360 sprint car Open in 2012. Cannon’s other victories were in 2007 and 2008.
HOLLENBECK MAKES LAST-TURN PASS FOR FIRST CAREER LATE MODEL WIN; LONG EDGES OUT SHOOP FOR SECOND PRO STOCK WIN
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Wherever Mark Smith travels to race this season – Florida, Pennsylvania, even Canada – the Sunbury driver seems to have no problem finding Victory Lane. For the fourth time this season at Selinsgrove Speedway, Smith scored a thrilling victory over TJ Stutts of Liverpool by just .64 of a second in Saturday’s 25-lap United Racing Club 360 sprint car feature.
Driving the Mach 1 Chassis house car, Smith collected $2,000 for his seventh overall victory this year and 14th career in 358-360 sprint car racing at the speedway.
THIS SATURDAY ON ADVANCED CONCRETE SYSTEMS NIGHT
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The United Racing Club 360 sprint cars will be back at Selinsgrove Speedway this Saturday, June 6, in a 25-lap A-main paying $2,000 to win sponsored by Advanced Concrete Systems of Middleburg. Joining the 360 sprint cars on the night’s racing card will be the super late models and pro stocks. The speedway will also welcome the York County Racing Club to the track for the three-division racing program. Track gates will open at 5 p.m. with qualifying slated to begin at 7 p.m.
In URC’s first appearance at the track this season on May 2, Mark Smith, the defending track champion and current points leader, scored the victory in the 35th Annual Jack Gunn Memorial. Smith also has two other wins at the speedway this season as well as wins at East Bay in Florida, Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, and just last weekend at Autodrome Granby in Canada. Other winners this year include defending URC champion Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., and Eric Tomacek of Abbottstown.
$1,000-TO-WIN PRO STOCK 20 PLUS 360 SPRINTS, LATE MODELS & ROADRUNNERS THIS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway’s popular pro stock division will take center stage this Saturday, May 30, in the 14th Annual Pro Stock 20 sponsored by A&A Auto Stores. The championship race will pay $1,000 to win and $100 to start. Joining the pro stocks will be the 360 sprint cars, late models, and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m. with qualifying slated to begin at 7 p.m.
Entering this weekend’s race, five pro stock events have produced four different winners. Andrew Shoop of Mifflintown is the division’s only repeat feature winner. Single wins have gone to Selinsgrove drivers Nathan Long and Kyle Bachman and McClure racer Brad Mitch, who is the defending track champion and winner of the Pro Stock 20. Shoop and Long are currently tied for the points lead in the A&A Auto Stores standings.
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove scored a flag-to-flag victory in Sunday night’s 30-lap Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway by half of a second over 2013 race winner Brent Marks of Myerstown. The $5,000 victory was Hodnett’s sixth win in central Pennsylvania and seventh overall this season driving the Heffner Enterprises/Lelands.com No. 27.
FOR 410 SPRINT CARS MAY 24 AS PART OF OPEN WHEEL TRIPLEHEADER
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will honor the memory of one of Pennsylvania’s greatest open wheel racers with the running of the Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 24. The 30-lap tribute race sponsored by Icon Legacy Custom Modular Homes will pay $5,000 to win out of the $23,000-plus purse.
Joining the 410 sprint cars for the special Memorial Day weekend program will be the super sportsman and the 305 sprint cars to round out an open wheel tripleheader at the historic Snyder County half-mile clay oval. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Heavy rain washed out Saturday night’s Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) show at Selinsgrove Speedway. The cancellation was announced at 5:30 p.m. as showers persisted into the early evening hours. Saturday’s race was to mark the traveling 360 sprint car club’s 32nd season opener, which has fallen victim to inclement weather for the fourth time this year. Speedway and ESS officials are looking at possible dates to reschedule the show later this summer.
Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars plus super sportsman and 305 sprint cars at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 24. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
PLUS LATE MODELS & PRO STOCKS THIS SATURDAY, MAY 16
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Tour (ESS) will return to Selinsgrove Speedway this Saturday, May 16, for a $3,000-to-win, 25-lap main event for 358-360 sprint cars sponsored by Mach 1 Chassis. Track gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing slated to start at 7 p.m. Joining the sprint cars on the racing card will be the super late models in a 25-lap feature paying $1,500 to win and the pro stocks in a 15-lap race paying $400 to win. Student admission for this weekend has been reduced to $8.
The qualifying format for the sprint car portion of the show will include an open pill draw to set the starting lineups for the 10-lap heats, a four-lap dash, and a 10-lap B-main to round out the 22-car starting field. The dash will be sponsored by Dave Franek Auto Sales of New Jersey.
IN FRONT OF PACKED HOUSE SATURAY NIGHT!
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Eric Tomecek of Abbottstown thrilled the huge crowd that was on hand Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway for the Max Media Pack The Track Night with a convincing victory in the 25-lap 360 sprint car feature. The $2,000 win in the Central Builders Supply Company No. 1W was Tomecek’s first since May 4, 2013, at the track. He became the third different winner in five races in 360 sprint car competition.
Steve Campbell of Danville made it two wins in a row in the 25-lap super late model feature. The victory was the 47th of Campbell’s career at the speedway. Defending champion Brad Mitch of McClure won his first race of the season in the 15-lap pro stock feature, while John Fowler Jr. of Montandon became the first repeat roadrunner winner with a victory in the division’s 12-lap feature.
--$5 GENERAL ADMISSION--
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – In today’s economy, there aren’t many venues—whether it’s a movie or a sporting event—fans can attend for a five dollar bill. This Saturday, May 9, fans will have the opportunity to experience all the excitement of auto racing at Selinsgrove Speedway for just $5 as part of the Max Media “Pack The Track Night” (kids 11 years of age and younger will be admitted FREE)!
That’s right! Fans can take in a full program of 360 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners for only $5 general admission this Saturday!
CAMPBELL STREAKS TO FIRST LATE MODEL VICTORY OF SEASON; BACHMAN SCORES FIRST PRO STOCK VICTORY IN THRILLER
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Polesitter Mark Smith of Sunbury made up lost ground late in the race to score an exciting victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap United Racing Club-sanctioned 35th Annual Jack Gunn Memorial for 360 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway. For Smith, the $3,500 win was his third at the track and fourth overall this season in 360 sprint car competition at the wheel of the Mach 1 Chassis No. 1. Aaron Ott of East Berlin was the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier over the 32-car field with a lap time of 17.308.
Steve Campbell of Danville won his first race of the season in record-setting fashion in the 25-lap super late model feature. Campbell’s 46th career late model win at the speedway was a new track record for the distance in a time of 9:02.20.
THIS SATURDAY, MAY 2, AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY!
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 35th running of the Jack Gunn Memorial for sprint cars at 7 p.m. this Saturday, May 2, sanctioned by the United Racing Club. Joining the 358-360 sprint cars on the racing card will be the super late models and pro stocks. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
For the tenth consecutive year, the Gunn Memorial will feature a 30-lap race between the traveling URC 360 sprint cars and the track’s weekly Mach 1 Chassis 358-360 sprint cars. The race will pay $3,500 to win and $225 to start out of a $15,000-plus purse. Time trials, heats, and a B-Main will be the format for setting the 24-car starting field for the Gunn Memorial.
ZONA STOPS RINE’S WINNING STREAK IN LATE MODELS; SHOOP CRUISES TO SECOND PRO STOCK VICTORY; FOWLER BECOMES THIRD DIFFERENT ROADRUNNER WINNER
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Mark Smith of Sunbury started Saturday night’s 25-lap 360 sprint car feature at Selinsgrove Speedway in the 10th position and made a late-race pass by Jason Shultz of Carlisle for his second win of the season at the Snyder County oval. The $2,000 victory at the wheel of the Mach 1 Chassis house car was Smith’s 13th career at the track in 358-360 sprint car competition. Dave Zona of Montrose held off a last-ditch effort by two-time winner Jeff Rine of Danville for his first win of the season in the 25-lap super late model feature.
'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.
RINE REPEATS IN SUPER LATE MODELS; LONG MAKES LAST-TURN PASS FOR PRO STOCK WIN; BUSSEY RETURNS TO ROADRUNNER WINNERS CIRCLE
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Davie “No Panic” Franek of Wantage, N.J., scored a thrilling victory over TJ Stutts of Liverpool in Saturday night’s 25-lap 360 sprint car feature at Selinsgrove Speedway.
Franek and Stutts see-sawed for the lead for the last 10 laps of the race with Franek taking his first checkered flag of the season in the Franek Auto Sales No. 28F. The $2,000 victory was Franek’s ninth career at the track. "I hope you fans enjoyed that!” said Franek in Victory Lane. “It was exciting from my seat!”
Jeff Rine of Danville made it two wins in a row in the 25-lap super late model feature. The victory marked the 93rd of Rine’s career at the track.
- 4 DIVISION RACING SHOWS ROUND OUT MONTH OF APRIL AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
- EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS (ESS) RETURN TO SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY APRIL 11
- DEFENDING CHAMPIONS SMITH & RINE SCORE
- SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY OPENER SET FOR THIS SATURDAY
- SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY'S 70th YEAR FEATURES 27 RACE DATES IN 2015
- OTT MAKES LATE-RACE PASS FOR $10,000 VICTORY IN MACH 1 CHASSIS 360 SPRINT CAR NATIONAL OPEN THRILLER!
- SCHULTZ EARNS FIRST SPRINT CAR WIN OF SEASON
- SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY MACH 1 CHASSIS 360 SPRINT CAR NATIONAL OPEN WILL PAY $10,000 TO WIN SEPT. 27
- HODNETT WIRES FIELD FOR JIM NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN VICTORY
- Hodnett crushes field to claim Jim Nace Memorial National Open at Selinsgrove
- SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY WILL HONOR THE MEMORY OF SPRINT CAR CHAMPION JIM NACE
- THUNDERSTORMS WASH OUT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT
- SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY JIM NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN FOR 410 SPRINT CARS
- FOSS JEWELERS FOUR DIVISION RACING CARD THIS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
- STILLWAGGON HOLDS OFF STUTTS FOR FIRST SELINSGROVE SPRINT WIN
- KELLER BREAKS SMITH'S WINNING STREAK IN 360 SPRINT CARS
- REINHARDT FOOD SERVICE 4 DIVISION SHOW THIS SATURDAY AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
- INAUGURAL KRAMER CUP WILL HONOR MEMORY OF RACING LEGEND
- 1ST ANNUAL KRAMER CUP TO PAY $$2,573 TO WIN SATURDAY NIGHT AUGUST 9 AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
- SMITH DRIVES TO FIFTH 360 SPRINT CAR WIN, STRENGTHENS POINTS LEAD
- RESCHEDULED DRIVER & FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT THIS SATURDAY
- SMITH BECOMES LEADING 360 SPRINT CAR WINNER WITH FOURTH VICTORY
- MARK SMITH SCORES IMPRESSIVE VICTORY IN RISLONE URC SPRINT CHALLENGE SATURDAY NIGHT AT SELINSGROVE
- ESPN 92.3'S "THE INSIDE LANE" ANNOUNCES THURSDAY, JULY 24, LINEUP
- 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