Rules Updated For Pro Stocks & Roadrunners Check Track Rules Page For Date Of Postings & Section Changed
Unveils New Pace Truck
Selinsgrove Ford introduced the ultimate pace truck today! Stop by the dealership to check out the special edition 2016 F-150 that will pace the fields at Selinsgrove Speedway this season! Special thanks to Todd Benner and everyone at Selinsgrove Ford! The lift kit was installed by Marv's Speed & Auto of Herndon and lettering was designed by Creasy Signs of Bloomsburg.
WILLIAMS GROVE, SELINSGROVE & UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAYS ANNOUNCE MID-ATLANTIC CROWN WEEKEND
360 SPRINT CAR "WEEKEND OF MONEY" JULY 29 - 31 WITH UNITED RACING CLUB & EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Williams Grove, Selinsgrove, and Utica-Rome Speedways, in partnership with the United Racing Club (URC) and Empire Super Sprint (ESS) organizations, announced one of the biggest weekends for 360 sprint car racing in the United States July 29-31 with the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Crown.
More than $80,000 in prize money will be posted for three consecutive nights of 360 sprint car racing at the three aforementioned race tracks located in the northeast this summer. The “Weekend of Money” is expected to draw the best 360 sprint car drivers from all parts of the United States and Canada and will determine an overall champion.
The Mid-Atlantic Crown weekend will kick off Friday, July 29, at the historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., with the annual 360 Nationals paying $4,000 to win. In addition to the special 360 sprint car event at the Grove, drivers will have the opportunity to compete double-duty in a full program of 410 sprint car racing.
Selinsgrove Speedway, located in Selinsgrove, Pa., where 360 sprint cars are the weekly headline open wheel division, will present the 16th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open paying $10,000 to win Saturday, July 30, on Night Two of the Mid-Atlantic Crown weekend.
Following the two events in central Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic Crown moves north to the Empire State at the Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., SUNDAY, JULY 31, for the $10,000-to-win Cole Cup, and where the overall Mid-Atlantic Crown championship will be determined.
"The Empire Super Sprints are honored to be a part of what we hope will be an historic and annual weekend,” said Dean Reynolds, Vice President of Empire Super Sprints. “Never before have you seen three tracks work together in putting on their biggest 360 events all in one weekend. Not only is there a lucrative amount of money to win at each but if a team just makes the three A-Mains they will take home well over $1,000. That just shows tremendous support from all three great facilities. We are very excited!"
“The United Racing Club is excited to be involved with the first Weekend of Money,” said Curt Michael, URC’s defending champion and booking agent. “It's a great thing for 360's when three awesome race tracks can work together along with URC and ESS to bring both the fans and the race teams a very unique high profile weekend. This is something new that hopefully continues to get bigger and better each year.”
A $2,000 point fund for the 360 sprint car weekend spectacular has already been established and is expected to grow in the coming months.
More details related to the first Mid-Atlantic Crown for 360 sprint cars will be released as they become available.
Track and sanctioning group information can be found at williamsgrove.com, selinsgrovespeedway.com, uticaromespeedway.com, unitedracingclub.net, and empiresupersprints.com
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY 2016 SCHEDULE FEATURES VARIETY 10 Different Divisions Slated To Compete Over 25-Race Season
Selinsgrove Speedway’s new management group unveiled the historic half-mile clay oval’s 2016 schedule of events Sunday evening. The lineup features lots of variety for fans, with no fewer than 10 different divisions scheduled to compete over the 25-race season.
360 sprint cars, the track’s weekly headline open wheel division for the third consecutive season, will compete in 17 races, seven of which will be sanctioned events. The United Racing Club (URC) will make stops April 30 in the 36th Annual Jack Gunn Memorial, May 27 in the Third Annual Kramer Cup, June 4, and July 30 in the 16th Annual Mach 1 Chassis National Open.
Empire Super Sprints (ESS) will compete with URC in the Spring Showdown for 360 sprint cars April 16 as well as a full point ESS tour race May 21. The Patriot Sprints will be part of the Joe Whitcomb Memorial June 18.
Super late models will be on the racing card 20 times in 2016. For the first time since 2010, Selinsgrove will host the finale to the Appalachian Mountain Late Model Speedweek Series June 12. The division’s crown jewel event will be the 18th Annual Late Model National Open sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Sept. 4.
Selinsgrove and Port Royal Speedways joined forces for the inaugural “Route 35 Dirt Late Model Challenge Series” featuring three events at each speedway that will determine a series points champion. Selinsgrove’s challenge series dates include May 21, July 23, and Aug 13.
The pro stock division will return for 19 races, highlighted by the 15th Annual Pro Stock 20 championship May 14. Joining the racing cards 13 times this season will be the roadrunner division.
410 sprint cars will take the spotlight five times this year for “Thunder & Lightning in the SusquehannaValley” beginning with the return of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series April 24 in the Ray Tilley Classic. A special Friday Night Lights 410 sprint car race will be held June 10 followed by the Jan Opperman/Dick Bogar Memorial PA Speedweek Finale July 3.
The 410 sprint cars will round out 2016 with special Saturday night appearances Aug. 13 and Sept. 17 in the Jim Nace Memorial 34th Annual National Open.
The Race of Champions big block modifieds will open the season March 19 in the Icebreaker 40.
Other divisions making appearances at the track this season include the 305 sprint cars June 4 and July 3, limited late models June 12 and Sept. 4, super sportsman July 3, and the Mid-Atlantic Modifieds July 23.
Several promotional nights include the popular Pack The Track, featuring discounted general admission, May 7; the return of Kids Night July 9, and the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Driver & Fan Appreciation Night July 16. The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing will have a classic race car display at the track Aug. 6.
Selinsgrove Raceway Park, the one-fifth oval located inside of Selinsgrove Speedway’s half-mile track, will showcase go kart racing 24 times in 2016. The 16th anniversary season opener for go karts will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 3.
The Burris Money Series races for go karts are slated for Sunday, April 10; Sunday, June 5; and Sunday, June 19. The 125 micro sprint cars will join the go karts on 19 of this season’s race dates along with special appearances by the PA wing karts July 22 and Briggs & Stratton slingshots Aug. 12.
The speedway’s annual motorsports show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Selinsgrove will run Sunday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 27. The season kickoff ceremony will be held in the mall’s center court at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Teams can register their race cars for the show by emailing Steve Inch at email@example.com or by calling 570.523.8420.
The first race at Selinsgrove Speedway was held on July 20, 1946, and was won by Hall of Fame driver Bill Holland, who went on to win the 1949 Indianapolis 500. Following a brief closure in the early 1960’s, the speedway reopened in 1963. The upcoming 2016 season will mark the 54th consecutive year of motorsports excitement on the superspeedway of dirt track racing!
For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.
PORT ROYAL AND SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAYS ANNOUNCE “ROUTE 35 SUPER LATE MODEL CHALLENGE SERIES”
Port Royal and Selinsgrove Speedways have joined forces for the inaugural “Route 35 Super Late Model Challenge Series” in 2016! The six-race series will feature three events at each track to determine the first Route 35 Challenge Series champion.
The super late models will be at one track or the other on the selected challenge series dates. Port Royal will kick off the competition on April 23 and will also host series races on July 2 and September 9. Selinsgrove’s three challenge dates will include May 21, July 23, and Aug. 13.
“Many storied rivalries developed over the years at the two historic speedways separated by a stretch of Route 35,” said Selinsgrove Speedway general manager Steve Inch. “The late model division is popular and competitive at both tracks and this series will create some fun, old-fashioned rivalry.”
“This is a great way for the two tracks to work together and get the fans and race teams involved,” said Port Royal Speedway promoter Steve Oneal. “There will be a lot of bragging rights that go along with winning this title, whether the champion is a Port Royal or Selinsgrove regular.”
A perpetual trophy will be established for the series with each year’s champion’s name engraved on it. Whether the champion is a Port Royal or Selinsgrove regular will dictate on which end of Route 35—Juniata or Snyder County—the trophy will reside until the following year’s champion is crowned.
Track promoters expect to announce a purse stipend for each of the 25-lap challenge series races as well as a point fund when a title sponsor is secured. Additional details on the inaugural “Route 35 Super Late Model Challenge Series” will be released as they become available.
For information on Port Royal Speedway, visit PortRoyalSpeedway.com or call the track office at 717.527.2303.
Congratulations to Mark Smith and T.J. Stutts who finished 14th & 23rd respectively in the North American 360 Sprint Car Poll. In addition the top 25 included Curt Michael (8th) from URC along with Steve Poirier (5th) and Jason Barney (20th) from ESS. Also receiving votes were Eric Zimbardi from PST and Stewart Friesen from ESS. The complete list can be found here...https://www.sprintcarhof.com/Article/546
2016 SPRINT, PRO STOCK, ROADRUNNER AND GENERAL RULES ARE POSTED
LATE MODEL RULES COMING SOON
2016 Reserved Seats On Sale Now
Covered Grandstand Now Non-Smoking
Concession Help Still Needed
Season reserved seat tickets are available for renewal. Grandstand reserved seats are $40 each, while bleacher and lawn chair reserved seats are just $35! Please note we do not have a current reserved seat list from last year; therefore, please send your 2015 reserved seat tickets or a photocopy as proof of ownership of the seats you wish to renew along with a check made payable to “Selinsgrove Speedway.” Also note the speedway...’s new mailing address: PO Box 275, Selinsgrove, PA 17870.
The deadline to renew season reserved seats will be the week of the speedway’s annual motorsports show at the Susquehanna Valley Mall Sunday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 27. Tickets will be on sale at the mall Monday through Friday 6 p.m. until closing and Saturday 1 p.m. until the start of the season kickoff ceremony at 7:30 p.m. in the mall’s Center Court.
As a safety precaution and courtesy to fellow fans, the covered grandstand will be designated as a “Non Smoking” seating area in 2016. This includes "Electronic" smoking devices.
If you have any questions, please contact Steve Inch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, thank you for supporting Selinsgrove Speedway. We look forward to seeing you at the superspeedway of dirt track racing many times throughout the 2016 season!
Help is still needed for the concession stands. If you or someone you know would like to earn some extra money on weekends from March through September, have good customer relation skills, and the ability to prepare and serve venue food items, please send us your name, contact information, and any experience you may have to: email@example.com
Selinsgrove Speedway Welcomes Two New Staff Members To The Historic Snyder County Oval
Rob Trego Appointed As Technical Inspector
Mike Batz Named As Co-Announcer
SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Rob Trego of Mifflinburg has been appointed Selinsgrove Speedway’s lead technical inspector for the 2016 season. Trego will have responsibility for overseeing safety and technical inspections of the speedway’s weekly racing divisions.
“After meeting with Rob about the future of racing at Selinsgrove I was convinced he’s the right person for this job,” said speedway general manager Steve Inch. “He has a wealth of mechanical knowledge and is a good communicator.”
Trego has been involved in auto racing for more than 28 years, including about 20 years of experience as an engine builder. While many of his years in racing have been spent in the stock car pit area, he’s also had ample opportunity to turn the wrenches on sprint cars alongside his brother Rusty Trego, a noted central Pennsylvania sprint car mechanic.
A full-time mechanic by trade, Trego has also helped his sons Darian and Drew come through the go kart racing ranks.
Trego is currently reviewing the speedway’s rulebook with track officials and expects to release minor updates for the 2016 season shortly after January 1, when he will be available to field questions for next season.
When fans hear the roar of racing engines come to life on opening day at Selinsgrove Speedway, they will also hear a new voice calling the action at the historic Snyder County oval. Mike Batz of Jonestown has been named the track’s new co-announcer.
Batz, whose full-time profession is a school teacher, grew up in a racing family. His parents own and operate Linda’s Speedway, where he announces the micro sprint car racing action on the quarter-mile track Friday nights. At just seven years old, he got his start by announcing the quarter midget races that were held in the track’s infield.
“I consider myself very lucky to have friends in the racing world who have presented many opportunities to me like this one,” said Batz. “I look forward to meeting the Selinsgrove fans and race teams next season.”
“We’re excited to have Mike join our team,” said speedway general manager Steve Inch. “We have a passion for announcing races, and I know Mike will bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to our racing programs.”
Batz also assists with race operations at the Action Track USA during the season, and is the motorsports reporter for the Lebanon Daily News. He previously called races from Lanco Speedway on Blue Ridge Cable 11 with Barry Angstadt.
When he’s not in a classroom or at a race track, Batz enjoys spending time with his wife Rebekah and their Great Dane Ella in addition to following his favorite basketball teams.
The 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will be returning in 2016. Track officials are in the process of finalizing the 2016 schedule.
Selinsgrove Speedway is scheduled to open Saturday, March 19, with the Race of Champions Icebreaker for big block modifieds.
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 570.374.2266.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY & RACEWAY PARK 570-374-2266