COLEBY FRYE, COLBY WOMER, BOB BUSSEY AND BRANDON MOSER TAKE FOSS JEWELERS CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT CHECKERS KYLE REINHARDT(SPRINTS), COLEBY FRYE(LM), SHAUN LAWTON(PS) AND JAKE JONES(RR) TAKE POINT TITLES
PHOTOS TO FOLLOW
Foss Jewelers Champions Night was presented Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.
Coleby Frye of Dover not only became a three-time winner at the track this season in the super late models but also clinched his first career track championship in the process. The $2,500 win in the 25-lap feature was also a Grit House Route 35 Challenge Race for the super late models that drew a 26-car field.
Colby Womer of Mt. Pleasant Mills won his first 360 sprint car race of the season while Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, N.J., scored his first track championship in the division with his seventh-place finish in the 25-lap feature.
Bob Bussey of Northumberland won his first roadrunner feature of the year with Jake Jones of Hunlock Creek crowned as the track champion.
Brandon Moser of Middleburg remained undefeated in August by winning his fourth in a row and his seventh overall in the 15-lap pro stock race. Shaun Lawton of Bloomsburg won his first track championship like his grandfather John Crawford did at the speedway in 1970.
Selinsgrove Speedway will be back in action next Sunday, Sept. 1st with the Selinsgrove Ford Summer Spectacular Ray Tilley Classic for 410 Sprint Cars plus the United Late Model Series, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 7 p.m. Gates will open at 4 p.m. There will be no racing on Saturday, Aug. 31..
Coming into the final points races of the season, Shaun Lawton in the pro stocks and Jake Jones in the roadrunners only had to take the green flag for each to claim his first track championship.
The 360 sprint cars and super late model point chases were a different story. In the 360 sprint cars, Kyle Reinhardt held a 90 point advantage over former track champion Jason Shultz. Coleby Frye’s super late model edge was even closer, leading last year’s champ Bryan Bernheisel by just 40 points. To make things even tougher the late model race was part of the Grit House Route 35 Challenge Series with a full field of cars on hand.
Austin Bishop used the outside pole to grab the early sprint car lead followed by Colby Womer who blasted up the inside. Jake Hummel, Jason Shultz and Cody Keller followed.
Jason Wagner spun in turn four bring out the caution on lap five.
Womer dogged Bishop low but the high side was faster and Bishop held him off for several laps.
Womer finally grabbed the track off turn two on lap 15 to take the lead and immediately took off. Two laps later, Ryan Kissinger passed for second and started to close on Womer.
Kissinger could not catch Womer who took his first win of the season. Kissinger, Shultz, Chad Layton and Bishop rounded out the top five.
“It’s been a long, long, long, long time,” Womer said of his first win in several years. “With two seconds, a sixth, and now a win, our team knew we were getting better but unless you’re standing here no one notices.”
Sprint car heats were won by Shultz and Layton.
Hayes Mattern shot into the late model feature race lead from the outside pole position and was followed by Dylan Yoder, Jeff Rine, Coleby Frye, and Brett Schadel. Dick Houtz spun on lap one bringing out the caution flag. While the cars paced under caution the car of Dan Green erupted in flames bringing out the red flag. Quickly on the scene, the track crew extinguished the flames and Green escaped injury.
Using the Delaware restart, Mattern maintained the lead from the outside lane while Yoder and Rine fought for second. Houtz spun again slowing the field. Under caution, Rine pulled off of the speedway.
Frye blasted by Yoder for the runner up spot and a lap later passed Mattern off of turn four for the lead. Following Frye into second was Bernheisel as the pair fought for the race win and track crown.
In clean air Frye was adding .1 seconds to his lead each lap. At the midway point of the race his lead was 3.46 seconds.
As Bernheisel was trying to catch Frye, Yoder mounted a challenge until he was running second by lap 16. Yoder immediately started to make up ground and was soon right behind Frye.
Lapped traffic came into play for the duo When the yellow flew again on the final lap for Cody Lyter who stopped on the track, setting up a one lap shootout.
Frye led the last lap winning the race and the championship.
“I lost brakes during the race and just about hit a lapped car so I didn’t want to see the caution come out on the last lap,” Frye said. “Our truck broke down twice on the way up tonight so i was already upset when we got here.”
Bryan Bernheisel, Yoder, Jim Bernheisel, and Mike Lupfer rounded out the top five.
Yoder, Mattern, and Schadel won the late model heats. Bryan Bernheisel set fast time in group time trials at 19.983 seconds.
Scott Dunham used the outside groove to take the roadrunner lead followed by Bob Bussey, Will Brunson Curtis Lawton and Terry Kramer.
Bussey passed Dunham for the lead on the following lap. A lap later Lawton was in second and Brunson followed into third.
Kramer soon joined the party and the four cars ran under a blanket.
Bussey held on for his first win of the season followed by Lawton, Brunson, Kramer and Jake Jones were in the top five.
Bussey and Tom Brunson won the Roadrunner heats.
Brandon Moser wrestled the lead from Kyle Bachman in the pro stock feature with Shaun Lawton, Corey Long, and John Schoch following. Moser wired the field for his fourth win in a row. Bachman, Lawton, Long, and Schoch rounded out the top five.
Moser won the pro stock heat.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 24 August 2019 360 Sprint Car Entries – 14 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 19 Colby Womer 2) 66 Ryan Kissinger 3) 29 Jason Shultz 4) 35 Chad Layton 5) 11 Austin Bishop 6) 77 Derek Locke 7) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 8) 99K Cody Keller 9) 6 Tyler Denochick 10) 1 Jake Hummel 11) 67 Jason Cherry 12) 17 Jason Wagner 13) 511 John Sharpe 14) 47 Adam Carberry Heat Winners: Jason Shultz, Chad Layton Late Models – 26 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) F1 Coleby Frye 2) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 3) 24 Dylan Yoder 4) 31 Jim Bernheisel 5) 06 Mike Lupfer 6) 6 Donnie Schick 7) 22 Brett Schadel 8) 27 Jim Yoder 9) 14Z Dave Brouse Jr. 10) 26 Jerry Bard 11) 3 Tim Wilson 12) 21M Matt Murphy 13) 63 Nathan Long 14) 11 Jason Schmidt 15) 000 Paul Cursey 16) 7M Meade Hahn 17) 121 Larry Neiderer 18) 0 Shaun gingrich 19) 14 Bill Conrad 20) 25 Kody Lyter 21) 9 Hayes Mattern 22) 7 Dick Houtz 23) 2J Jeff Rine 24) 46 Dan Green 25) 6N Brandon Libby 26) 11B Jake Buck Heat Winners: Dylan Yoder, Hayes Mattern, Brett Schadel Pro Stocks – 5 Entries 10-Lap A-Main: 1) 8M Brandon Moser 2) 99 Kyle Bachman 3) 92 Shaun Lawton 4) 00 Cory Long 5) 89 John Schoch Heat Winner: Brandon Moser Roadrunners – 17 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 76 Bob Bussey 2) 33 Curtis Lawton 3) 8 Will Brunson 4) 992 Terry Kramer 5) 7 Jake Jones 6) 1 Smith Cope 7) 12 Tom Underwood 8) 28 Miranda Minium 9) 11 Keith Bissinger 10) 32 Ken Schreffler 11) 60 Jimmy Kessler 12) 77 Scott Dunham 13) 63 Willy Holmes 14) 15 Dustin Snook 15) 3 Tom Brunson 16) 14 Cory Lindermuth 17) 2B Brian Mabus Heat Winners: Bob Bussey, Tom Brunson
$20,000-TO-WIN JIM NACE MEMORIAL 37th ANNUAL NATIONAL OPEN PRESENTED BY RED ROBIN
PURSE OFFERS BIGGEST PA WINNER’S SHARE FOR UN-SANCTIONED 410 SPRINT CAR RACE
PASS 305 SPRINT CARS COMPLETE CARD
Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars, the track’s crown jewel race, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.
This year’s Open will offer $20,000 to win – the biggest winner’s share for an un-sanctioned sprint car race in Pennsylvania in 2019! The race will pay $6,000 to finish second and $600 to start the A-main out of the $50,000 purse! Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is the title sponsor for the 2019 Nace Memorial.
Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format. The Fast Tees Fast Time Award will pay $300.
Grandstand and pit gates will open at 4 p.m. Qualifying is slated to begin at 7 p.m. The rain date, if needed, will be Sunday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m.
For the 10th straight year, 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.
The PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars will compete in a 20-lap feature to round out the open wheel doubleheader.
In last year’s race, Ryan Smith of Kunkletown out-dueled third-generation racer Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville for his first victory in one of central Pennsylvania’s most prestigious sprint car races.
Hall of Famer Fred Rahmer of Salfordville is the track’s only five-time winner of the Open with victories in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2000.
In 2014, the late Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove became the third driver to win the Open four times. Hodnett’s other Open victories came in 1998, 2004, and 2007. Todd Shaffer of Millerstown is the other driver on the Open career win list with four championships in 1993, 1994, 2001, and 2008.
In 2013, Pat Cannon of Etters joined the late Maynard Yingst of Linglestown and Rahmer as only the third driver to win three consecutive National Opens. Cannon also won in 2012 and 2011. Yingst’s wins in the Open occurred in 1983, 1984, and 1985.
Other past repeat winners include Lance Dewease of Fayetteville (2002, 2009, 2010), Don Kreitz Jr. of Sinking Spring (1986 and 1992), and Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg (2005 and 2016).
Single-time winners of the Open include Dave Blaney of Cortland, Ohio (1987); Keith Kauffman of Mifflintown (1988); Doug Wolfgang of Sioux Falls, S.D. (1989); Sammy Swindell of Bartlett, Tenn. (1990); Johnny Mackison Jr. of York (1991); Stevie Smith of Broken Arrow, Okla. (2003); Chad Layton of Harrisburg (2006); Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg (2015); and Brian Brown of Grain Valley, Mo. (2017).
Following the National Open for sprint cars, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will invade Selinsgrove Speedway for the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center 21st Annual Late Model National Open Saturday, Sept. 21, paying $10,000 to win. The limited late models will share the racing program with the super late models on the final racing card of the season.
For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2266.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2019: Purse for 2019 Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 Sprint Cars: 1) $20,000 2) $6,000 3) $3,500 4) $2,500 5) $2,000 6) $1,700 7) $1,400 8) $1,300 9) $1,200 10) $1,100 11) $1,000 12) $800 13) $750 14) $700 15) $650 16-24) $600 Gates Open: 4PM Race Time: 7PM Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 15, 6PM Also Racing: PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars Admission for Saturday, Sept. 14: Adults $30; Students (12-17) $15; Kids 11 & Under FREE: Pit Passes $40
REMINDER THAT ONE WAY RADIOS CAPABLE OF RECEIVING CHANNEL 454.000 ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL DIVISIONS RACING AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
TRANSPONDERS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL DIVISIONS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ROADRUNNERS. RENTALS ARE AVAIALBLE