Late Models & Frank Wicher Band Taking Center Stage
August 29 - Late Model WOO “Tune Up” Race
With 360 Sprints & Pro Stocks
SUNDAY, SEPT. 6 - $8,000-TO-WIN WOO LATE MODEL SERIES
17th ANNUAL NATIONAL OPEN PLUS LIMITED LATE MODELS
Frank Wicher Band Performing 1pm - 4pm
(Ticket Prices For National Open Reduced For This Year’s Event)
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will return to Selinsgrove Speedway for the 17th Annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model National Open on Sunday, Sept. 6.
This year’s event has been changed to a one-day race over the Labor Day holiday weekend and will pay $8,000 to win and $600 to start the 40-lap A-main. A purse of more than $35,000 has been posted for the division’s crown jewel event.
The limited late models will share the racing card in a 20-lap main event paying $1,000 to win and $100 to start. Williams Grove steel block limited late model rules will be in effect.
Track officials also announced a reduced ticket price for the Sept. 6 race: Adult general admission will be $25; students (12-17) will be just $10; kids 11 and under are free; and pit passes will be $35.
Pre-race entertainment, courtesy of Len Krautheim Auto Sales, will be provided by The Frank Wicher Band performing on the Keller's Auto Body and Recovery stage in the speedway parking lot. More information on the Frank Wicher Band can be found HERE.
Last year, Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., wired the field for his second straight win in Selinsgrove’s Late Model Open. Lanigan went on to win last year’s World of Outlaws championship with a personal record of 17 wins.
Chris Shuey of Orefield won the inaugural Late Model Open in 1999 followed by a win in the 2001 race. Jeff Rine of Danville, the track’s 10-time track champion, is the only four-time winner of the race, having won the Open in 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009. Nick Dickson of Lewistown is the only other repeat winner with victories in 2007 and 2012.
Other past winners of the Late Model Open include Kenny Pettyjohn of Millsboro, Del. (2000); Dale Kerstetter of Liverpool (2002); Jeff Smith of Blain (2003); Scott Haus of Hamburg (2004); Dan Stone of Thompson (2010); and Rick Eckert of York (2011).
Nine-time winner Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., is the current World of Outlaws Late Model Series points leader by 154 markers over nine-time winner Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va.
Four-time winner Rine recently took a 75-point lead in the Selinsgrove Speedway standings over three-time winner Steve Campbell of Danville.
The Dauntless Hook & Ladder Fire Co. will be holding the Third Annual “Feed Your Speed” Pork BBQ Sandwich Sale in the speedway parking lotSaturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. The cost is just $5.50 per sandwich and proceeds from this year’s sale will go to Cancer Care of PA. Additional refreshments will be available for purchase.
Tickets will be sold on race day only. Track gates on Sept. 6 will open at 4 p.m. FREE camping will be permitted on the speedway grounds over the National Open weekend.
This Saturday, Aug. 29, the late models will compete in a “tune up” race using the World of Outlaws qualifying format. Time trials and heat races will be used to set the lineup for the $1,500-to-win 25-lap main event. The 360 sprint cars and pro stocks will also be on the racing card. Gates will open at 5 p.m. with qualifying slated to start at 7:30 p.m.
For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can be reached at 570.374.2999. For more information on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, visit worldofoutlaws.com.
Admission For Late Model Open 9/6/15: Adults $25; Students (12-17) $10; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $35
STUTTS TAKES 360 CHECKERS FOR 4TH TIME THIS SEASON
RINE RETURNS TO LM VICTORY LANE FOR 95TH CAREER WIN MITCH POWERS TO 3 WINS IN A ROW IN PRO STOCKS LAWTON SCORES FIRST CAREER WIN IN ROADRUNENRS
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – TJ Stutts has found a lot of speed in the second half of the 2015 racing season as the Liverpool driver powered to his fourth win of the year in Saturday night’s 25-lap 360 sprint car main event at Selinsgrove Speedway following a thrilling wheel-to-wheel duel with Mark Smith of Sunbury.
Driving the Wise Motorsports No. 23, the $2,000 victory was Stutts’ 24th career at Selinsgrove in 358-360 sprint car competition.
Jeff Rine of Danville scored his fourth win of the year and the 95th of his career at Selinsgrove in the 25-lap super late model main event on Bernheisel Race Components Night.
Brad Mitch of McClure raced to his fifth win of the year in the 15-lap pro stock feature, while Curtis Lawton of Danville drove to his first career win in the 12-lap roadrunner race.
Drivers from all divisions participated in a helmet collection for the family of Jim Campbell Jr. at intermission. Campbell lost his life in a sprint car racing accident at Williams Grove Speedway Aug. 14. The collection for the Campbell family totaled $2,128.00
Selinsgrove Speedway returns to racing action at 7:30 pm with a three division racing program featuring 360 sprint cars, super late models, and pro stocks. The late models will utilize the World of Outlaws Late Model Series format as part of a “tune up” for the 17th Annual Late Model National Open slated for Sunday, Sept. 6.
Track officials announced the World of Outlaws Late Model Series National Open will be a 40-lap event paying $8,000 to win. Ticket prices for this year’s race have been reduced to $25 for adults and just $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased on race day only. The limited late models will be on the Sept. 6 racing card.
Second-place starter Steve Collins darted into the lead at the drop of the green flag in the sprint car feature only to spin into the second turn guardrail. Original fourth-place starter Brian Nornhold restarted the race in second and drove into the lead when the race resumed.
Nornhold was trailed by polesitter John Braim and third-place starter Kevin Albert for the first five laps. On the sixth lap, 12th-place starter Mark Smith horsepowered his way into the runner-up position and started to reel in Nornhold. On the 12th circuit, Smith pulled a slider in turn four with some contact sending Nornhold into a spin.
When the race resumed, Smith had eighth-place starter TJ Stutts on his tail and the two leading feature winners this season squared off in a thrilling duel for the lead as the two see-sawed for the front spot. Once Stutts secured the lead about three laps into the duel, he stretched his lead and drove to a 3.8-second victory over Smith, Jason Schultz, Braim, and Larry Kelleher.
Polesitter Danny Snyder powered into the lead at the start of the super late model main event. Snyder was chased by third-place starter Donnie Schick and second-place starter Dave Brouse Sr. in the early laps of the race. On the 11th circuit, seventh-place starter Chad Hollenbeck advanced to third as 11th-place starter Jeff Rine dueled with ninth-place starter Jim Yoder for top five positions.
At the halfway point, Rine took over third from Hollenbeck and a lap later powered by Schick for second. Rine made the winning pass by Snyder using the inside lane through turns one and two and quickly pulled away from the field. In the final laps, Hollenbeck raced into second and attempted to reel in Rine to no avail. At the finish, Rine was victorious by 1.4 seconds over Hollenbeck, Yoder, Snyder, and Matt Cochran.
Second-place starter Nate Stroup led the first three laps of the pro stock feature until he lost the handle and spun. Third-place starter Derrick Garman inherited the lead with original polesitter Peanut Heintzelman restarting in the second position. By lap six, 12th-place starter Brad Mitch stormed into the runner-up position and set his sights on Garman.
Mitch made the winning pass with a dive to the inside of Garman entering turn three and emerged the new leader out of turn four on lap eight. During the second half of the race, Mitch began to stretch his lead and posted a two-second margin of victory over Garman, Brandon Moser, Matt Wilson, and Dave Brouse Jr.
Following a multi-car incident on the frontstretch, original tenth-place starter Curtis Lawton took the lead on the restart and wired the field in the roadrunner race but not without an intense side-by-side battle with ninth-place starter Jason Zook. In the final laps, seventh-place starter Jeremy Kline closed in on the leaders and made a three-car battle to the finish. Lawton took the checkered flag by just .11 of a second over Zook for his first-ever win with Kline rounding out the top three.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 22 August 2015 360 Sprint Cars – 17 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 23 TJ Stutts 2) 1M Mark Smith 3) 29 Jason Shultz 4) 44 John Braim 5) 76 Larry Kelleher 6) 1W Eric Tomecek 7) 66 Ryan Kissinger 8) 77 Derek Locke 9) 49S Mallie Shuster 10) 3A Kevin Albert 11) 39 Eric Parker 12) C4 Jim Shuster 13) 71C Charlie Anderson 14) 33 Michael Walter II 15) 5 Brian Nornhold 16) 67 Steve Collins 17) 19 Colby Womer Heat Winners: Steve Collins, Kevin Albert Late Models – 23 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 2J Jeff Rine 2) 4d Chad Hollenbeck 3) 27 Jim Yoder 4) 4S Danny Snyder 5) 16 Matt Cochran 6) 2 Steve Campbell 7) 61 Ken Trevitz 8) 9 Hayes Mattern 9) Z14 Dave Brouse Sr. 10) 6 Donnie Schick 11) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 12) 28 Jason Smith 13) 33C Chris Casner 14) 99Z Dave Zona 15) 111 Dave Shulski 16) 90 Kyle Rhoads 17) 10 Dave Stamm 18) 88T Ernie Millon 19) 6F Jared Fulkroad 20) 98 Randy Croop 21) 33K Devon Hart 22) 7M Meade Hahn 23) 88 Tony Adams Heat Winners: Matt Cochran, Danny Snyder, Hayes Mattern Pro Stocks – 21 Entries 15-Lap A-Main: 1) 10M Brad Mitch 2) 11G Derrick Garman 3) 8M Brandon Moser 4) 83 Matt Wilson 5) 14 DaveBrouse Jr. 6) 8S Andrew Shoop 7) 2C Adam Campbell 8) 26 AJ Stroup 9) 11 Kyle Bachman 10) 40 Tommy Slanker 11) 71 Kurt Wray 12) 14C Bill Conrad 13) 16 Tommy Slanker 14) 20 Lori Croop 15) 28 Dan Condo 16) 88 Matt Hornberger 17) 99H Peanut Heintzelman 18) 26S Nate Stroup 19) 55 John Troxell 20) G3 Jim Gearhart 21) 4 Jim Payne Heat Winners: Derrick Garman, Adam Campbell, Nate Stroup Roadrunners – 10 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 28 Curtis Lawton 2) 88 Jason Zook 3) 8K Jeremy Kline 4) F14 Ed Capper 5) 31B Brandon Shultz 6) 02 John Fowler 7) 76 Bob Bussey 8) 7 Butch Shaffer 9) 15 Dustin Snook 10) 3B Jason Brosius
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