Selinsgrove Speedway’s lineup of special events this summer continues this Saturday, June 24, with a four division racing card featuring the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners on Kids’ Night. The speedway will also welcome members of the York County Racing Club. Track gates will open at 5 p.m. with qualifying slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. Regular admission prices will be in effect for the June 24program: Adults only $12; Students (12-17) only $7; kids 11 and under FREE; pit passes $25
Fans of all ages will have the opportunity to meet several drivers and see their race cars up close in the grandstand midway as part of a pre-race autograph session. There will be activities and giveaways as part of the Kids’ Night program dedicated to the memory of life-long race fan Carol Stuck who passed away last fall.
At intermission, children ages 12 and under will have the opportunity to race their big wheels, power wheels, and bicycles down the frontstretch. Winners in each of the age groups will receive trophies. All participants will be required to wear helmets.
The 360 sprint cars and super late models will each run 25-lap main events. This Saturday’s race will offer $125, $100, and $75 bonuses to the top three finishing 358 sprint car drivers in the 360 sprint car feature.
The pro stocks will compete in a 15-lap feature, with the roadrunners capping off the night in a special $400-to-win 12-lap race.
The speedway and community will kick of the Fourth of July holiday onSaturday, July 1, with the annual Selinsgrove Ford Market Street Race Car Parade at 4 p.m. Prior to the parade race cars will be on display on the dealership lot.
The July 1 racing program will feature the 360 sprint cars in the $3,000-to-win Firecracker 30. The super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will also compete for additional purse money sponsored by Selinsgrove Ford. A professional fireworks display will highlight the show!
Selinsgrove Raceway Park is back in action at 7 p.m. this Friday, June 23, with a complete program of go kart racing. The adult cage animal class will be featured in a $200-to-win pro series race. Track gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Selinsgrove Raceway Park will hold the annual Middleswarth Potato Chips Firecracker Special for go karts at 7 p.m. Friday, June 30.
For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can also be reached at 570.374.2266.
SNYDER WINS WHITCOMB SPRINT CAR THRILLER RINE SMASHES LATE MODEL TRACK RECORD FOR WIN 105
SLANKER’S 4th PRO STOCK WIN ADDS TO POINTS LEAD
BRUNSON WINS FIRST CAREER ROADRUNNER RACE
Selinsgrove Speedway capped off a big two-race weekend Saturday night in thrilling and record-breaking fashion with a strong field of race cars and another super racing surface.
The Patriot Sprint Tour invaded as part of the 14th Annual Joe Whitcomb Memorial for 360 sprint cars to honor the memory of the late Millersburg driver who lost his life in a racing accident at the track in 2003.
Nate Snyder led early in the 25-lap Sprint Car event showing the way over defending Patriot Sprint Tour champion Jarrid Zimbardi. Cody Keller quickly broke into the top three in the early laps.
The caution flag flew on lap 11 for a slowing Jordan Thomas and interrupted a great battle for second between Zimbardi and Keller.
On the restart Jason Shultz threw a slider on Keller to take over the third spot and soon worked his way by Zimbardi into second. Shultz began to close in on the race leader after securing second. Soon Chad Layton and Davie Franek charged to third and fourth.
Over the next few laps the top four closed up and with three to go Snyder led Shultz, Layton, and Franek in a tight high speed chase with no lap cars between them.
Shultz pulled the last corner slide job on Snyder and looked like he might have stolen the victory away. Snyder turned down the speedway and crossed Shultz over coming to the line for the win. Snyder's victory was by just .052, or half of a car-length, over Shultz. Franek ended up third followed by Layton and Makr Smith.
Jared Zimbardi, Robbie Stillwagon, Derek Locke, Larry Kelleher, and Eric Tomecek made up the top ten finishers.
360 Sprint Car heat race winners were Justin Whittall, Eric Tomecek, and Jason Shultz. George Suprick won the B-Main for the 29 car field.
The Fast Tees Fast Time award was taken by Mark Smith with a time of 17.577.
Tommy Slanker isn't the current A&A Auto Store Pro Stock point leader for nothing. Slanker drove from his eighth starting spot to make the pass of Dustin Snook for the race lead on lap 9. Snook, the race long leader, tried to come back and challenge Slanker but spun on lap 12 to bring out a caution flag.
John Fowler took over the second spot and gave Slanker headaches over the next two corners before AJ Stroup moved into the runner up spot. Stroup was out of time by the time he got to second as Slanker was crossing the line for his fourth win of the season.
Slanker dedicated the win to his dad and grandfathers on Father's Day weekend. His grandfather is the reason he runs the number 40. Stroup was second followed by Fower, Brandon Moser, and Lori Croop.
Heat races for the Pro Stocks went to Tommy Slanker and Dustin Snook.
Jeff Rine started in the eighth spot but wasted little time taking the race lead on lap eight from the race leader Tim Wilson.
Rine would pull away from the field and go on to win and set a new track record. Rine shattered the old record (9:02.203) by 17 seconds setting a new time of 8:45.459. Rine dedicated the win to the Eckert family and Rick Eckert who lost his dad Junior earlier in the day.
The battle everyone was watching on the track were for spots two through six. Tim Wilson spent the second half of the race trying to hold off a hard charging Dylan Yoder. Yoder caught Wilson on lap 17 and the two raced side by side for the next five laps before Yoder secured the spot pushing Wilson back to third.
Behind the battle for second was a tight race between Gene Knaub, Steve Campbell, and Hayes Mattern. Mattern held the spot before getting passed by Campbell. Once Campbell went to fourth Knaub followed him by. Knaub then made the pass of Campbell to take the fourth spot.
Rine, Yoder, Wilson, Knaub, and Campbell were the top five followed by Mattern, Dave Brouse Jr., Kenny Trevitz, Donnie Schick, and Jason Schmidt.
Late Model heat winners were Jeff Rine and Gene Knaub.
In a thrilling Roadrunner feature event Will Brunson passed Ryan Leister on the last lap to claim the checkered flag. Brandon Shultz finished third followed by Ryan Zook and Michael Smith.
Smith Cope, Butch Shaffer, Dennis Conrad, Bob Bussey, and Kevin Dobson finished out the top ten in the feature event.
Tom Underwood and Bob Bussey won Roadrunner heat races.
Next Saturday night Selinsgrove Speedway will swing back into action with Kid's Night featuring the 360 Sprint Cars, Super Late Models, Pro Stocks, and Roadrunners. The event will have a 7:30 start time. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
Also make sure to mark your calendar for the Saturday, July 1, Selinsgrove event featuring the Selinsgrove Ford Market Street Race Car parade at 4 p.m. prior to the evening’s racing events. The 360 Sprint Cars will compete in the Firecracker 30 along with Late Models, Pro Stocks, and Roadrunners plus Fireworks.
For more information on the upcoming events at the speedway you can visit the speedway web site at SelinsgroveSpeedway.com and on social media via Facebook and Twitter.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY: 17 June 2017 360 Sprints - 29 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 56 Nate Snyder 2) 29 Jason Shultz 3) 28F Davie Franek 4) 35L Chad Layton 5) M1 Mark Smith 6) 25 Jared Zimbardi 7) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 8) 77 Derek Locke 9) 76 Larry Kelleher 10) 1W Eric Tomecek 11) 67W Justin Whittall 12) 98 Joe Trenca 13) 47 Kyle Drum 14) 67 Steve Collins 15) 79 Jordan Thomas 16) 87 George Suprck 17) 29S Derek Steward 18) C4 Jim Shuster 19) 81 Derek Jonathan 20) 45 Kevin Nagy 21) 99K Cody Keller 22) 33 Michael Walter 23) 66 Ryan Kissinger 24) 3Z Colby Womer 25) 49S Mallie Shuster Heat Winners: Justin Whittall, Eric Tomecek, Jason Shultz B-Main Winner: George Suprick Time Trials: 1) M1 Mark Smith 17.577 2) 67 Steve Collins 17.637 3) 49S Mallie Shuster 17.672 4) 67W Justin Whittall 5) 35L Chad Layton17.711 6) 29 Jason Shultz 17.755 7) 28F Davie Franek 17.755 8) 1W Eric Tomecek 9) 56 Nate Snyder 17.808 10) 99K Cody Keller 17.909 11) 35 Jared Zimbardi 17.915 12) 47C Adam Carberry 17.953 13) 77Derek Locke 17.965 14) 89 Robbie Stillwaggon 17.986 15) 66 Ryan Kissinger 18.044 16) C4 Jim Shuster 18.055 17) 45 Kevin Nagy 18.078 18) 47 Kyle Drum 18.104 19) 98 Joe Trenca 18.159 20) 79 Jordan Thomas 18.170 21)29S Derek Steward 18.197 22) 76 Larry Kelleher18.223 23) 81 Derek Jonathan 18.419 24) 33 Michael Walter 18.444 25) 3Z Colby Womer 18.495 26) 87 George Suprick 18.510 27) 48Darryl Ruggles 18.594 28) 17 Josh Azzi 18.829 29) 1J Derrick Juliano DNT Late Models - 16 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 2J Jeff Rine 2) 24 Dylan Yoder 3) 3 Tim Wilson 4) 1 Gene Knaub 5) 2 Steve Campbell 6) 9 Hayes Mattern 7) 14 Dave Brouse Jr. 8) 61 Kenny Trevitz 9) 6 Donnie Schick 10) 11 Jason Schmidt 11) 7M Meade Hahn 12) 10 Dave Stamm 13) 15 Luke Hoffner 14) 2Y Andrew Yoder 15) 88 Tony Adams 16)63 Nathan Long Heat Winners: Jeff Rine, Gene Knaub Pro Stocks - 13 Entries 15-Lap A-Main: 1) 40 Tommy Slanker 2) 26 AJ Stroup 3) 02 John Fowler 4) 28J Johnny Bouse 5) 55 Lori Croop 6) 92 Shaun Lawton 7) 14C Bill Conrad 8) 15 Dustin Snook 9) 8M Brandon Moser 10) 55T John Troxell 11) 11B Jake Buck 12) 86 Wayne Shaffer 13) 40G Nick Gentile Heat Winners: Dustin Snook, Tommy Slanker Roadrunners - 18 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 8B Will Brunson 2) 14 Ryan Leister 3) 31B Brandon Shultz 4) 28 Ryan Zook 5) 76S Michael Smith 6) 1 Smith Cope 7) 7 Butch Shaffer 8) 41D Dennis Conrad 9) 76 Bob Bussey 10) 0 Kevin Dobson 11) 12 Tom Underwood 12) 11 Keith Bissinger 13) 22 Ricky Buss 14) 3 Tommy Brunson 15) 28M Miranda Minium 16) 44X Jim Collier 17) 2B Brian Mabus 18) 8 Daren Rice Heat Winners: Tom Underwood, Bob Bussey
LUCAS WOLFE WIRES FIELD FOR TILLEY CLASSIC VICTORY ANDREW YODER REPEATS IN ECONO LATE MODELS
Selinsgrove Speedway fended off the rain while Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg fended off Brock Zearfoss of Jonestown for the victory in Friday night’s 30-lap Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars.
It was Wolfe’s second win in a row at the track in 410 sprint car competition after having won the National Open last September, the last time the 410 sprints competed at the track.
The victory, Wolfe’s third career at Selinsgrove and fifth overall this season, was worth $4,088 plus the custom crystal trophy cup from the Tilley family.
Andrew Yoder of Middleburg won his second straight 355 econo late model race at the track in the division’s 15-lap main event.
TJ Stutts and Lucas Wolfe shared the front row for the start of the sprint car main event with Wolfe grabbing the lead down the backstretch. Fourth-place starter Brock Zearfoss raced underneath Stutts at the same time and began his pursuit of the leader.
By lap six, Wolfe began to encounter slower traffic as Zearfoss raced second, followed by Stutts, and third-place starter Danny Dietrich. At the halfway point, Zearfoss began to close in on Wolfe in a high-speed chase around the Superspeedway of Dirt Track Racing.
With eight laps to go, Zearfoss almost got within striking distance in traffic. The race’s first and only caution flag unfurled on lap 25 when fifth-place runner Jason Shultz blew a tire and parked his sprinter sideways in turns one and two.
When the race resumed, Wolfe maintained the front spot with Zeafoss in tow. The final two laps saw Dietrich power by Stutts for the third position. At the checkered flag, Wolfe was victorious by just two seconds over Zearfoss, Deitrch, Stutts, and Aaron Ott.
Polesitter Tim Fedder led the start of the econo late model main event. A close battle unfolded at the front of the pack between Fedder, Todd Snook, and Shaun Miller. On the second circuit, second-place starter Andrew Yoder reclaimed the position and set his sights on the leader.
On a lap five restart, Yoder took the lead from Fedder with an inside through turn two. Fedder later brought out the caution flag for a flat tire and rejoined the race. Yoder continued to set the pace and posted a mere 1.39 second margin of victory over Miller, Fedder, Devin Hart, and Jared Fulkroad.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 16 June 2017 410 Sprint Cars – 20 Entries 30-Lap A-Main: 1) 24 Lucas Wolfe 2) 3Z Brock Zearfoss 3) 48 Danny Dietrich 4) 11 TJ Stutts 5) 25 Aaron Ott 6) 27 Greg Hodnett 7) 39 Anthony Macri 8) 1W Eric Tomecek 9) 75 Frankie Herr 10) 29 Jason Shultz 11) 12 Blane Heimbach 12) 44 Trey Starks 13) 29S Derek Steward 14) 24B Dustin Baney 15) 28F Davie Franek 16) 49 Mallie Shuster 17) C4 Jim Shuster 18) 5B Justin Barger 19) Freddie Rahmer 20) 49H Bradley Howard Heat Winners: Aaron Ott, Trey Starks, Greg Hodnett
Econo Late Models – 10 Entries 15-Lap A-Main: 1) 2 Andrew Yoder 2) 115S Shaun Miller 3) 24 Tim Fedder 4) 33K Devin Hart 5) 12K Jared Fulkroad 6) 7K Kenny Yoder 7) 79 Chase Bowsman 8) 30 Andy Snyder 9) 15 Luke Hoffner 10) 23 Todd Snook
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