A & A Auto Parts Pro Stock 20 Headlines Weekend Racing
$1,000 To Win / $100 To Start
360 Sprints, Late Models And Roadrunners Complete Card
2014 PS 20 Winner Brad Mitch
Selinsgrove Speedway’s popular pro stock division will take center stage this Saturday, May 30, in the 14th Annual Pro Stock 20 sponsored by A&A Auto Stores. The championship race will pay $1,000 to win and $100 to start.
Joining the pro stocks will be the 360 sprint cars, late models, and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m. with qualifying slated to begin at 7 p.m.
Entering this weekend’s race, five pro stock events have produced four different winners. Andrew Shoop of Mifflintown is the division’s only repeat feature winner. Single wins have gone to Selinsgrove drivers Nathan Long and Kyle Bachman and McClure racer Brad Mitch, who is the defending track champion and winner of the Pro Stock 20. Shoop and Long are currently tied for the points lead in the A&A Auto Stores standings.
Other past winners of the Pro Stock 20 include Gary Beward of Thompsontown (2004, 2006, 2007), Troy Miller of Tower City (2005), Gerald Kratzer of Selinsgrove (2002), Jason Smith of Williamsport (2008, 2010), AJ Hoffman of Richfield (2009, 2011, 2012), and Bachman (2003, 2013).
The championship trophy will be sponsored by The Middleburg IGA.
The 360 sprint cars and late models will each compete in 25-lap features paying $2,000 and $1,500 to win, respectively. The roadrunners will round out the night’s racing card with a 12-lap feature.
Selinsgrove Raceway Park will swing back into action at 7 p.m. this Friday, May 29, with a program of go kart racing. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.
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 570-374-2999.
Hodnett Dominates Field In Ray Tilley Classic Geesey & Thompson Score Sportsman & 305 Sprint Winged Victories
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove scored a flag-to-flag victory in Sunday night’s 30-lap Ray Tilley Classic for 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway by half of a second over 2013 race winner Brent Marks of Myerstown.
The $5,000 victory was Hodnett’s sixth win in central Pennsylvania and seventh overall this season driving the Heffner Enterprises/Lelands.com No. 27. It marked Hodnett’s 16th career victory at the speedway.
Members of Ray Tilley’s family were on hand to present Hodnett with a custom crystal cup trophy to commemorate the win in the tribute race, which was run to honor the memory of the late Hall of Famer who clinched four sprint car championships and recorded 69 victories at the track.
Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg was the Fast Tees Fast Qualifier with a lap time of 16.907.
Scott Geesey of Dillsburg won his first super sportsman race at Selinsgrove Speedway in the division’s 20-lap feature, while Reese Thompson of Petersburg drove to his first-ever victory at the track in the 20-lap 305 sprint car feature.
Selinsgrove Speedway is back in action this Saturday, May 30, with a four division show of 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners at 7 p.m. The pro stocks will compete in the annual $1,000-to-win Pro Stock 20 championship race. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
Greg Hodnett & Crew
At the start of the Tilley Classic, Greg Hodnett stormed into the lead from his outside front row starting position and led polesitter Aaron Ott for most of the event. By lap five, Hodnett opened a comfortable lead over Ott, sixth-place starter Brock Zearfoss, 10th-place starter Brent Marks, and fourth-place starter Lucas Wolfe.
At the halfway point, Hodnett had stretched his lead to a straightaway over Ott. On the same lap, 14th-place starter Chase Dietz tagged the third turn wall and rolled to a stop in turn four, bringing out the race’s first caution flag.
When the race resumed, Hodnett completed lap 16 before the caution flag unfurled again when Zearfoss hit the second turn wall after his car reportedly had a rear axle break. On the restart, Marks moved into the second position as fifth-place starter TJ Stutts began to show a lot of speed and advanced to third.
The final caution flag waved on lap 22 for debris, setting up an eight-lap chase to the checkered flag. In the closing laps, Marks reeled in Hodnett to put in a bid for the lead but came up just half of a second short at the checkered flag. Hodnett was victorious over Marks, Stutts, Wolfe, and Ott.
In the super sportsman feature, second-place starter Chad Trout led the field to the green flag with third-place starter Paul Miller in pursuit. The race was slowed on lap seven when Kenny Edkin’s car rolled to a stop on the backstretch.
On the lap eight restart, Trout continued to set the pace with Miller and seventh-place starter Scott Geesey in close pursuit. On another restart, Geesey advanced to the second spot and began to pressure Trout for the lead.
Racing down the backstretch, Miller’s car went up in smoke on the 14th lap and brought out the race’s final caution flag. On the lap 15 restart, Geesey made the winning pass using a slider through the first and second turns. Geesey went on to take the checkered flag by two seconds over Trout, Scott Dellinger, Kevin Nouse, and Doug Dodson.
Reed Thompson started on the pole in the 305 sprint car feature and was chased by third-place starter Jordan Thomas for all 20 laps. Lap after lap, Thomas raced in Thompson’s shadow but never got the opportunity to make a pass for the lead. At the checkered flag, Thompson was victorious by just .92 of a second over Thomas, Bill Jones, Stephanie Stevens, and Erin Statler.
Greg & his Wife with the Ray Tilley Cup
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 24 May 2015
410 Sprint Cars – 19 Entries 30-Lap Ray Tilley Classic: 1) 27 Greg Hodnett ($5,000) 2) 19M Brent Marks 3) 23 TJ Stutts 4) 1Z Lucas Wolfe 5) 25 Aaron Ott 6) 3 Pat Cannon 7) 21A Kevin Nouse 8) 17B Steve Buckwalter 9) 12 Blane Heimbach 10) 33 Curt Stroup 11) 66 Ryan Kissinger 12) 75 Frankie Herr 13) 19W Colby Womer 14) 31 Jim Campbell 15) 33W Michael Walter II 16) 3Z Brock Zearfoss 17) 44 Chase Dietz 18) 24B Dustin Baney 19) 5B Justin Barger
Heat Winners: Kevin Nouse, Brock Zearfoss
Time Trials: 1) 1Z Lucas Wolfe 16.907 2) 3 Pat Cannon 16.989 3) 27 Greg Hodnett 17.038 4) 25 Aaron Ott 17.081 5) 23 TJ Stutts 17.088 6) 3Z Brock Zearfoss 17.315 7) 12 Blane Heimbach 17.393 8) 17B Steve Buckwalter 17.497 9) 19M Brent Marks 17.504 10) 33 Curt Stroup 17.527 11) 21A Kevin Nouse 17.613 12) 5B Justin Barger 17.634 13) 75 Frankie Herr 17.904 14) 44 Chase Dietz 18.060 15) 19 Colby Womer 18.130 16) 24B Dustin Baney 18.345 17) 66 Ryan Kissinger 18.396 18) 33W Michael Walter II 18.538 19) 31 Jim Campbell DQ
Super Sportsman – 24 Entries 20-Lap A-Main: 1) 41 Scott Geesey 2) 7C Chad Trout 3) 30 Scott Dellinger 4) 1J Kevin Nouse 5) 54 Doug Dodson 6) 99 Frankie Herr 7) 3B Mike Enders 8) 222 Jay Fannasy 9) 77 Russ Mitten 10) 93 Carmen Perigo Jr. 11) 99C Chad Smith 12) 8 Rich Eichelberger 13) 20W Davie Walsh 14) 7B Timmy Barrick 15) 70D Bill Devine 16) 07 Colby Womer 17) 58 Paul Miller 18) 25 Bob Hockenberry 19) 29W Adam Wray 20) 75 Kenny Edkin 21) 11 Steve Fannasy 22) 7 Todd Leonard 23) 55C Chad Criswell 24) 32 Justin Foster
Heat Winners: Scott Gessey, Mike Enders, Russ Mitten
305 Sprint Cars – 11 Entries 20-Lap A-Main: 1) 6R Reed Thompson 2) 79 Jordan Thomas 3) 29J Bill Jones Jr. 4) 20 Stephanie Stevens-Dodson 5) 2 Erin Statler 6) 11Z Zach Newlin 7) 67 Ken Duke 8) 57G Geoff Gill 9) 12J Jonathan Jones 10) 19 Tylor Cochran 11) 15 Mike Schuckers
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