Darrell Lanigan Dominates Late Model National Open
WoO Point Leader Wins 2nd Year In A Row
SELINSGROVE, Pa. For the second year in a row, Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., wired the field for the victory in Sunday night’s 50-lap 16th annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway in the World of Outlaws sanctioned race.
Lanigan, the current World of Outlaws points leader, collected $10,000 for his 15th win of the season on the national tour and tied his personal win record with the Outlaws from his 2012 championship season. Lanigan became the track’s 12th different late model feature winner in 2014 at the wheel of the gottarace.com/Club 29 entry.
Rick Eckert of York, who chased Lanigan for most of the race and finished second, bested the 40-car field in qualifying with a lap time of 20.326.
Chad Myers of Hampstead, Md., held off a last-lap challenge from Gene Knaub of Dover for his first-ever win at Selinsgrove Speedway in the 20-lap 358 late model main event.
Selinsgrove Speedway returns to racing action at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 6, with a four division program of 360 sprint cars, late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners sponsored by Foss Jewelers. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
Polesitter Darrell Lanigan and second-place starter Coleby Frye drag raced into the first turn for the early lead in the super late model main event. Frye, however, brushed the outside first turn wall and brought out the caution flag after Lanigan completed the first lap. When the race resumed, Lanigan set the pace in front of fourth-place starter Shane Clanton and third-place starter Austin Hubbard.
On the third circuit, Hubbard moved by Clanton for the second spot as fifth-place starter Rick Eckert reeled in Clanton for third. One-quarter of the way into the race, Lanigan held a solid lead over Hubbard, Eckert, sixth-place starter Dylan Yoder, and seventh-place starter Tim McCreadie.
At the halfway point, Lanigan began to encounter slower traffic as the race for second heated up between Hubbard and Eckert. On the 27th circuit, the caution flag unfurled when Matt Cochran’s car developed a flat tire.
For the lap 28 restart, Eckert powered by Hubbard for the second position and set his sights on Lanigan. With 10 laps to go, 12th-place starter Chub Frank raced into the top five.
In the final laps of the race, it appeared as if Eckert might be able to close the gap with Lanigan in traffic to no avail. At the checkered flag, Lanigan was victorious by 3.5 seconds over Eckert, Clanton, Hubbard, and Frank.
Second-place starter Chad Myers pulled into the lead at the start of the 358 late model feature and was trailed by polesitter Andrew Yoder for most of the event. At the halfway point of the race, fifth-place starter Derrick Casner dueled with Yoder for the runner-up position until Casner’s car fell off the pace on lap 12.
When the race resumed, Myers led the way in front of Yoder and 16th-place starter Gene Knaub. With four laps to go, Knaub rocketed his way into the second position and set his sights on Myers. Racing off turn four for the white flag, Myers and Knaub hooked together for a moment and nearly crashed. Myers maintained the lead and went on to post a mere .81 of a second margin of victory over Knaub, Yoder, sixth-place starter Sam Gallagher, and seventh-place starter Bryan Bernheisel.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY - 31 August 2014 World of Outlaws Late Models – 40 Entries 50-Lap National Open: 1) 29 Darrell Lanigan ($10,000) 2) 1 Rick Eckert 3) 25 Shane Clanton 4) 11 Austin Hubbard 5) 1* Chub Frank 6) 19 Tim Fuller 7) 39 Tim McCreadie 8) 24 Dylan Yoder 9) 2J Jeff Rine 10) 14M Morgan Bagley 11) 18 Eric Wells 12) 44 Clint Smith 13) 56 Russ King 14) 16 Matt Cochran 15) 18C Chase Junghans 16) 27 Jim Yoder 17) 9 Hayes Mattern 18) 26 Jerry Bard 19) 11S Jason Smith 20) 99jr Frank Heckenast Jr. 21) 32C Vic Coffey 22) 21D Dan Stone 23) 99B Boom Briggs 24) F1 Coleby Frye Heat Winners: Rick Eckert, Tim McCreadie, Dylan Yoder, Darrell Lanigan B-Main Winners: Jerry Bard, Frank Heckenast Jr.
Group A Time Trials: 1) 1 Rick Eckert 20.326 2) 39 Tim McCreadie 20.471 3) 2J Jeff Rine 20.577 4) 9 Hayes Mattern 20.902 5) 14M Morgan Bagley 21.044 6) 27 Jim Yoder 21.052 7) F1 Coleby Frye 21.113 8) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 21.245 9) 56 Russ King 21.274 10) 88 Tony Adams 21.296 11) 26 Jerry Bard 21.609 12) 4Ds 21.645 13) 11s Jason Schmidt 21.686 14) 23P Bud Phillips 21.753 15) 0 Larry Baer 21.802 16) 16 Matt Cochran 21.857 17) 15 Scott Flickinger 22.179 18) 93L Pancho Lawler 22.336 19) 88T Ernie Millon 22.766 20) 06 Mike Lupfer DNT
Group B time Trials: 1) 32C Vic Coffey 20.578 2) 29 Darrell Lanigan 20.726 3) 24 Dylan Yoder 20.936 4) 25 Shane Clanton 21.086 5) 11 Austin Hubbard 21.101 6) 1* Chub Frank 21.107 7) 119 Jim Bernheisel 21.139 8) 99jr Frank Hecknast Jr. 21.246 9) 44 Clint Smith 21.3030 10) 99B Boom Briggs 21.320 11) 18 Eric Wells 21.356 12) 66K Justin Kann 21.367 13) 18C Chase Junghans 21.370 14) 19 Tim Fuller 21.396 15) 21D Dan Stone 21.455 16) 2 Steve Campbell 21.523 17)7 DJ Troutman 21.661 18) 4S Danny Snyder 21.989 19) C33 Chris Casner 22.170 20) 72 Ronald Coleman DQ
358 Late Models – 24 Entries 20-Lap A-Main: 1)21 Chad Myers ($1,000) 2) 1 Gene Knaub 3) 2 Andrew Yoder 4) 25G Sam Gallagher 5) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 6) 28 Jason Smith 7) 12 Charlie Schaffer 8) 2T Kyle Lee 9) 43 Jake Jones 10) 40 Tommy Slanker 11) 1M Roy Miller 12) 64 Grant Adams 13) 116 Travis Mease 14) 19N Matt Nailor 15) 14 Tyler Horst 16) 08 Zach Kauffman 17) 19 Ronnie Dennis 18) 15S Shaun Miller 19) 88 Randy Croop 20) 15 Luke Hoffner 21) 4S Danny Snyder 22) 25 Jed Latsha 23) 41 Derrick Casner 24) 21P Jason Peachey Heat Winners: Chad Myers, Andrew Yoder, Jason Smith
T-MAC Scores Round 1 Victory For The Outlaws
Invaders Sweep Top 4
Locals D.Yoder, Cochran & Rine Gain Top 10's
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., made a lap 35 pass by Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., for his first career win at Selinsgrove Speedway in Saturday night’s 40-lap “Showdown on Sand Hill” World of Outlaws Late Model Series event.
For McCreadie, driving the Sweeteners Plus No. 39, the $8,000 victory was his third of the season on the World of Outlaws national tour. World of Outlaws points leader Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., was the night’s fast qualifier over the 41-car field with a lap time of 19.111. Andrew Shoop of Mifflintown wired the field for his first career win at Selinsgrove in the 20-lap pro stock feature.
Selinsgrove Speedway will present the World of Outlaws Late Model Series 16th annual National Open presented by Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center at 7 p.m. Sunday night. The 50-lap finale will pay $10,000 to win. The 358 late models will be on the racing card in a 20-lap main event paying $1,000 to win. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.
Fast Timer, Daryl Lannigan
Polesitter Shane Clanton pulled ahead of second-place starter Dylan Yoder at the start of the late model feature for the early lead. At the completion of the first lap, Clanton was setting the pace in front of Yoder, third-place starter Jim Bernheisel, and sixth-place starter Tim McCreadie.
On the third circuit, McCreadie made a pass by Bernheisel for the third position and set his sights on the leaders. Then a battle for the fourth position heated up between Bernheisel and fifth-place starter Matt Cochran. By lap five, Clanton had already developed a comfortable lead over Yoder.
McCreadie soon closed in on Yoder in a race for the second spot and made the pass on lap 17. By the 19th circuit, McCreadie started to gain real estate on Clanton in slower traffic. At the halfway point, Clanton held a straightaway lead over McCreadie, Yoder, seventh-place starter Rick Eckert, and Cochran in the top five.
Eckert showed a lot of speed late in the race and passed Yoder for the third position on lap 27. Meanwhile, McCreadie reeled-in Clanton and a wheel-to-wheel battle for the front spot unfolded in traffic. On the 35th circuit, McCreadie was scored as the leader at the start/finish line and after a spirited battle with Clanton secured the lead for the duration of the race.
At the checkered flag, McCreadie was victorious by two seconds over Clanton, Eckert, 23rd-place starter Darrell Lanigan, and Yoder.
Pro Stock Winner, Andrew Shoop
In the pro stock feature, second-place starter Andrew Shoop powered into the early lead and held off polesitter and three-time winner Nathan Long for the entire distance. Despite several restarts, Shoop kept his No. S-8 at the front the pack while Long, fourth-place starter Matt Hornberger, and fifth-place starter Kyle Bachman were in close pursuit.
The event’s final caution flag unfurled on lap 14 for Jake Buck. When the race resumed, Shoop held off Long and posted a convincing win over Long, ninth-place starter John Myers, Hornberger, and Bachman.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY - 30 August 2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series – 41 Entries 40-Lap Showdown on Sand Hill A-Main: 1) 39 Tim McCreadie $8,000 2) 25 Shane Clanton 3) 1 Rick Eckert 4) 29 Darrell Lanigan 5) 24 Dylan Yoder 6) 16 Matt Cochran 7) 2J Jeff Rine 8) 14M Morgan Bagley 9) 18 Eric Wells 10) 21D Dan Stone 11) 11 Austin Hubbard 12) 119 Jim Bernheisel 13) 1* Chub Frank 14) 22 Gregg Satterlee 15) F1 Coleby Frye 16) 32C Vic Coffey 17) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 18) 18C Chase Junghans 19) 2 Steve Campbell 20) 27 Jim Yoder 21) 44 Clint Smith 22) 19 Tim Fuller 23) 99B Boom Briggs 24) 99jr Frank Heckenast Jr.
Heat Winners: Rick Eckert, Shane Clanton, Matt Cochran, Tim McCreadie B-Main Winners: Gregg Satterlee, Boom Briggs Group A
Time Trials: 1)29 Darrell Lanigan 19.111 2) 25 Shane Clanton 19.189 3) 22 Gregg Satterlee 19.444 4) 18C Chase Junghans 19.559 5) 11 Austin Hubbard 19.587 6) 2J Jeff Rine 19.592 7) 18 Eric Wells 19.624 8) 32C Vic Coffey 19.655 9) 119 Jim Bernheisel 19.699 10) 19 Tim Fuller 19.824 11) 2 Steve Campbell 19.846 12) 93L Pancho Lawler 19.874 13) 1 Rick Echert 19.884 14) 9 Hayes Mattern 19.913 15) 21D Dan Stone 20.031 16) 4Ds Chad Hollenbeck 20.360 17) 23P Bud Phillips 20.556 18) 4S Danny Snyder 20.626 19) 61T Kenny Trevitz 20.705 20) 56 Russ King DQ 21) 88TErnie Millon DQ Group B Time Trials: 1) 16 Matt Cochran 19.587 2) 14M Morgan Bagley 19.662 3) 99jr Frank Heckenast Jr. 19.705 4) 39 Tim McCreadie 19.749 5) 24 Dylan Yoder 19.759 6) 27 Jim Yoder 19.759 7) 99Z Dave Zona 19.958 8) 44 Clint Smith 19.970 9) 1* Chub Frank 19.998 10) 99B Boom Briggs 20.083 11) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 20.155 12) 0 Larry Baer 20.225 13) 88 Tony Adams 20.225 14) 91 Chad Davis 20.400 15) 7 DJ Troutman 20.451 16) 3v Scott Richwine 17) 26 Jerry Bard 20.705 18) C33 Chris Casner 20.761 19) 45 Eric Hons 20.923 20) Coleby Frye DQ
Pro Stocks – 16 Entries 20-Lap A-Main: 1) 8 Andrew Shoop 2) 63 Nathan Long 3) 20 John Myers 4) 88 Matt Hornberger 5) 99 Kyle Bachman 6) 6C Jake Buck 7) 94 Brad Myers 8) 83 Matt Wilson 9) 14C Bill Conrad 10) 6 Nate Herman 11) 71 Kurt Wray 12) 8M Brandon Moser 13) 85 Terry Lauver 14) 22 Ricky Buss 15) 55 Curtis Lawton 16) 11 Bob Ferry Heat Winners: Nathan Long, Andrew Shoop
Selinsgrove Speedway will present one of the northeast’s premier dirt track racing events sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoO LMS) this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31, culminating with the 16th annual Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model National Open Sunday night!
More than $75,000 in prize money will be offered as part of the Late Model National Open over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The winner of Saturday night’s 40-lap “Showdown on Sand Hill” preliminary feature will collect $8,000, with the victor of Sunday night’s 50-lap National Open finale earning $10,000. Each night of racing will include time trials, qualifying races, and feature events.
The speedway’s pro stock division will join the late models on Saturday in a 20-lap main event paying $500 to win and $75 to start, and the 358 late models (open tire) will share the racing card on Sunday in a 20-lap feature paying $1,000 to win and $100 to start. Track gates will open at 4 p.m., with qualifying slated to begin at 7 p.m. both nights.
2014 Point Leaders On The Loud Pedal In 2013
Last year marked the first time the WoO LMS sanctioned a race at Selinsgrove Speedway. Gregg Satterlee of Indiana, Pa., won his first career race at Selinsgrove in Saturday’s preliminary event, while Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., also scored his first-ever win at the track in the National Open finale. Lanigan, a 13-time winner in 2014, currently leads the WoO LMS standings by 278 points over Rick Eckert of York, Pa.
This Thursday’s edition of “The Inside Lane” on ESPN 92.3 FM presented by Custom Metal Coating with Steve Inch and Todd Steward at 5 p.m. (EST) will feature guest interviews with Lanigan and Eckert discussing their chase for the 2014 championship and this weekend’s Late Model National Open. The show will also stream live at 923espn.com.
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 nine-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 Eckert (2011).
Selinsgrove Point Leaders Look To Take Out The Outlaws
The Dauntless Hook & Ladder Fire Co. will be holding a Pork BBQ sandwich sale (INFO HERE) in the speedway parking lot Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. until race time. The cost is just $5.50 per sandwich and proceeds from this year’s sale will benefit injured sprint car drivers Duane Mausteller of Bloomsburg and Jamie Collard of Burford, Ontario. Additional refreshments will be available for purchase.
Advance reserved seating and general admission tickets can be purchased by credit card by calling the track office at 570.374.2999. The entire covered grandstand will be reserved both nights; season reserved seats will be honored for reserved seat ticketholders. FREE camping will be permitted on the speedway grounds over the National Open weekend.
Selinsgrove Raceway Park will present a program of go karts and micro sprint cars at 7 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 29. Track gates will open at 5:30 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.