6TH ANNUAL KRAMER CUP HONORING THE MEMORY OF RACING LEGEND KRAMER WILLIAMSON SUPER LATE MODELS, MID-ATLANTIC MODIFIEDS & PRO STOCKS ROUND OUT RACING CARD
Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Sixth Annual Kramer Cup sanctioned by the United Racing Club at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 22, to honor the memory of sprint car racing legend Kramer Williamson of Palmyra. The 30-lap 360 sprint car race will pay $2,573 to win and $273 to start.
Joining the 360 sprint cars on Reinhart Food Services Night will be the super late models in a 25-lap feature paying $2,000 to win along with the annual appearance by the Mid-Atlantic modifieds and the pro stocks.
Grandstand and pit gates will open at 5 p.m.
Kramer Williamson succumbed to injuries he sustained in a sprint car racing accident at the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown in August of 2013.
For most of his racing career, Williamson drove the famous “Pink Panther” No. 73 sprint car and won hundreds of races across the country as well as in Australia and Canada. He clinched sprint car track championships at Selinsgrove Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway, where he also was a former winner of the prestigious Williams Grove National Open.
In 2008, Williamson was recognized for his incredible accomplishments in auto racing when he was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.
At Selinsgrove Speedway, Williamson’s lone championship was in 1978. His first win in a super sprint car at the track was on Sept. 3, 1973, and his last was on Aug. 10, 1981. He is tied with Barry Camp of Beavertown for the ninth spot on the track’s all-time win list for super sprint cars with 25 career victories.
During the latter part of his career, Williamson had been touring on the URC circuit. He scored a single URC win at Selinsgrove on July 8, 1995, which was the last time he won a race at his former home track. In all, Williamson recorded 67 career wins and three championships with URC.
The qualifying format for the Kramer Cup will include heat races (draw for starting positions) and a B-main. The winner of the 30-lap feature will receive a custom pink trophy cup to commemorate the victory.
Mark Smith of Sunbury has won four of the past five Kramer Cups, with victories in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Robbie Stillwaggon of Burlington, N.J., scored the prestigious win in 2015.
Members of the Williamson family are expected to be in attendance with one of the Pink Panther No. 73 sprint cars on display at the track. The family will also be presenting various contingency awards including hard charger, halfway leader, and lap sponsorship bonuses.
Race fans and teams are invited to wear pink apparel to honor the memory of Williamson.
Selinsgrove Raceway Park will run a complete program of go kart racing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 21. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.
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2019 Kramer Cup 360 Sprint Car Purse: 1) $2,573 2) $1,200 3) $1,000 4) $700 5) $600 6) $500 7) $475 8) $450 9) $425 10) $400 11) $375 12) $350 13) $325 14) $300 16-24) $273 Tow: $75 Admission Saturday, June 22, 2019: Adults: $15; Students (12-17) $8; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $30 Also Racing: Super Late Models, Mid-Atlantic Modifieds, Pro Stocks
SHULTZ HOLDS OFF LOCKE FOR WHITCOMB MEMORIAL SPRINT THRILLER HAUS MAKES LATE-RACE PASS BY DICKSON FOR LATE MODEL CHECKERS LAWTON GOES BACK-TO-BACK IN PRO STOCKS SNOOK RETURNS TO ROADRUNNER VICTORY
Jason Shultz of Carlisle defeated a star-studded field of Patriot 360 sprint cars to win the $2,271 top prize in the 25-lap Joe Whitcomb Memorial Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway.
Shultz, driving the Horstcraft Millworks No. 29, recorded his third win of the year and was also the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier over the 25-car field with a lap time of 16.726, a new track record for the 360 sprint cars.
Andy Haus of Hamburg made a late-race pass for his $2,000 win in the 25-lap super late model race. Haus became the seventh different late model feature winner in as many races at the speedway this season.
Shaun Lawton of Bloomsburg wired the pro stock field for his second win in a row in the division’s 15-lap race, while Dustin Snook of McClure returned to Victory Lane for the first time in two years in the 12-lap roadrunner feature.
Selinsgrove Speedway will be back in action at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22 with the United Racing Club-sanctioned 30-lap Kramer Cup for 360 sprint cars plus super late models, Mid-Atlantic modifieds, and pro stocks sponsored by Reinhart Food Service. Gates will open at 5:00 pm.
Derek Locke shot into the sprint car feature lead from the pole and was followed by, Jason Shultz, Mallie Schuster, Cody Keller and Kyle Reinhardt.
A lap one red flag came out when Brian Nornhold slammed the fourth turn wall and flipped. Nornhold was uninjured.
When the race resumed Locke and Shultz checked out. Shultz stalked Locke and on lap seven rolled high in the second turn and took the lead.
Schuster, Reinhardt and Keller entertained the fans with a great battled for third. Reinhardt got by Keller and was all over Shuster as the pair sliced through lapped traffic.
In the closing laps, Locke again drew to the back of Shultz as Shuster tracked down Locke but it was Shultz winning by .749 seconds over Locke, Shuster, Keller and Reinhardt.
Sprint car heats were won by Davie Franek, Jared Zimbardi, and Reinhardt. Shultz set a new track record in time trials of 16.762 seconds.
Front row starter Nick Dickson grabbed the late model lead down the backstretch over Andy Haus, Tim Wilson, Donnie Schick and Kenny Trevitz. A big pileup on the back stretch brought out the red flag as the track was blocked. Dave Brouse Jr., Jeff Rine, Dave Zona, Dylan Yoder, Nathan Long and Mike Lupfer were all involved with several cars towed from the scene.
As the top three started to open up a lead, Coleby Frye was moving up from the back of the pack. As Dickson worked the traffic Haus drew to his rear bumper and on lap 18 drove under Dickson for the lead in turn two.
Once in front, Haus was never headed beating Dickson by 1.298 seconds. Wilson, Schick and Randy Christine rounded out the top five.
Dickson, Haus and Frye won late model heat races. Mike Lupfer won the B-Main.
With the top two drivers in the point standings unable to start the feature, Shaun Lawton, third in points, jumped into the lead at the waving of the green flag to start the pro stock feature. He was followed by Lori Croop, AJ Stroup, AJ Hoffman and John Schoch.
As Lawton checked out, Croop and Stroup battled for the runner up spot until Croop spun and slammed the inside wall bringing out the red flag. Croop walked away from the incident.
Lawton led the rest of the distance winning by 2.411seconds over Stroup, Hoffman, Schoch and Corey Long
Pro stock heats went to, Lawton and Stroup
Bob Bussey took the roadrunner lead followed by Dustin Snook, Will Brunson, Terry Kramer and Jake Jones. Snook in only his second time out in his new car drove past Bussey down the back stretch on lap three.
The top three ran under a blanket but it was Snook taking the win over Bussey, Brunson, Kramer and Jones.
Roadrunner heats were won by Bussey and Kramer.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 15 June 2019 360 Sprints – 25 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 29 Jason Shultz 2) 77 Derek Locke 3) 49 Mallie Shuster 4) 99K Cody Keller 5) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 6) 35 Chad Layton 7) 98 Joe Trenca 8) 28F Davie Franek 9) 33W Michael Walter 10) 47 Adam Carberry 11) 35 Jared Zimbardi 12) 66 Ryan Kissinger 13) 79 Jordan Thomas 14) 47 Kyle Drum 15) 19 Colby Womer 16) 6 Tyler Denockick 17) 17 Josh Azzi 18) 22R Mike Koehler 19) 1 Jake Hummel 20) 67 Pete Richardson 21) 07 Curt Stroup 22) 16L Roger Levesque 23) 3 Todd Gracey 24) 11 Jim Shuster 25) 5N Brian Nornhold Heat Winners: Davie Franek, Jared Zimbardi, Kyle Reinhardt Time Trials: 1) 29 Jason Shultz 16.726 (new track record) 2) 3 Todd Gracey 16.826 3) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 16.870 4) 47 Kyle Drum 16.943 5) 33W Michael Walter 17.112 6) 77 Derek Locke 17.132 7) 98 Joe Trenca 17.138 8) 99K Cody Keller 17.148 9) 47 Adam Carberry 17.1762 10) 28F Davie Franek 17.196 11) 35 Jared Zimbardi 17.209 12) 49 Mallie Shuster 17.250 13) 66 Ryan Kissinger 17.279 14) 11 Jim Shuster 17.329 15) 79 Jordan Thomas 17.368 16) 35 Chad Layton 17.379 17) 67 Pete Richardson 17.499 18) 17 Josh Azzi 17.610 19) 19 Colby Womer 17.698 20) 07 Curt Stroup 17.789 21) 22R Mike Koehler 18.086 22) 5N Brian Nornhold 18.088 23) 1 Jake Hummel 18.119 24) 16L Roger Levesque 18.427 25) 6 Tyler Denochick DNT Late Models – 29 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) 76 Andy Haus 2) 17 Nick Dickson 3) 3 Tim Wilson 4) 6 Donnie Schick 5) 74 Randy Christine 6) 27 Jim Yoder 7) 9 Hayes Mattern 8) 61 Ken Trevitz 9) F1 Coleby Frye 10) 4S Danny Snyder 11) 171 Bryan Bernheisel 12) 26 Jerry Bard 13) 7M Meade Hahn 14) 6Y Andrew Yoder 15) 0B Brett Schadel 16) 14Z Dave Brouse Jr. 17) 10 Dave Stamm 18) 07 Kevin Palmer 19) 31 Denny Superko 20) 63 Nathan Long 21) 24 Dylan Yoder 22) 06 Mike Lupfer 23) 99Z Dave Zona 24) 2J Jeff Rine Heat Winners: Nick Dickson, Andy Haus, Coleby Frye B-Main Winner: Mike Lupfer Pro Stocks – 10 Entries 15-Lap A-Main: 1) 92 Shaun Lawton 2) 26 AJ Stroup 3) 6C AJ Hoffman 4) 89 John Schoch 5) 00 Cory Long 6) 77T John Troxell 7) 55 Lori Croop 8) 69 Noah Kissinger 9) 99 Kyle Bachman 10) 8M Brandon Moser Heat Winners: Shaun Lawton, AJ Stroup Roadrunners – 12 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 15 Dustin Snook 2) 76 Bob Bussey 3) 8 Will Brunson 4) 992 Terry Kramer 5) 7J Jake Jones 6) 33 Curtis Lawton 7) 3 Tom Brunson 8) 15 Hunter Shelley 9) 60 Jimmy Kessler 10) 28M Miranda Minium 11) 14 Cory Lindenmuth 12) 1 Smith Cope Heat Winners: Bob Bussey, Terry Kramer
REMINDER THAT ONE WAY RADIOS CAPABLE OF RECEIVING CHANNEL 454.000 ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL DIVISIONS RACING AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
TRANSPONDERS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL DIVISIONS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ROADRUNNERS. RENTALS ARE AVAIALBLE