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CHRIS MADDEN SCORES WORLD OF OUTLAWS 20th ANNIVERSARY LATE MODEL NATIONAL OPEN
JIM YODER TAKES LIMITED LATE MODEL CHECKERS
Chris “Smokey” Madden of Gray Court, S.C., wired the field for an impressive victory in Saturday night’s Craftsman World of Outlaws Late Model Series 20th Anniversary Late Model National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway presented by Jeff’s Auto Body.
The $10,000 win in the 50-lap main event was Madden’s first career at Selinsgrove, 24th of his World of Outlaws career, and eighth overall this season at the wheel of the CMR No. 44.
Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., set a new one-lap track record of 18.618 in super late model qualifying.
Jim Yoder of Selinsgrove won the 20-lap limited late model feature.
Stellar fields of 35 super late models and 37 limited late models converged at the Snyder County half-mile oval for Saturday’s crown jewel stock car racing event.
The racing community came together at Selinsgrove Speedway to honor the memory of sprint car driver Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove who was killed in a racing accident Thursday evening at BAPS Speedway in York. Saturday’s $1,667 in raffle proceeds will be forwarded to the Hodnett family.
Selinsgrove Speedway will close out the 2018 season with the Tobias-Rose promotion World Series of Dirt Racing Oct. 11-14. For information on all the events that weekend please visit worldseriesofdirtracing.com.
Outside front row starter Chris Madden pulled into the lead at the start of the Late Model National Open. In the early laps, Madden was closely chased by polesitter Shane Clanton and fourth-place starter Devin Moran.
Eighth-place starter Brandon Sheppard was making his way to the front and challenged Moran for third by lap 10.
The race’s first caution flag unfurled on lap 14 when Ross Robinson’s car fell off the pace. On the restart, Clanton made a move to take the lead from Madden entering turn one to no avail. On the 16th circuit, Clanton’s strong run in second was cut short when his car developed a flat tire.
Moran inherited the runner up spot and also took a shot at Madden for the lead. Sheppard, however, stormed by Moran for second and set his sights on the leader. At the halfway point, Madden led Sheppard, Moran, third-place starter Mike Marlar, and fifth-place starter Coleby Frye.
On the 22nd circuit, Sheppard’s hopes of a National Open win went up in smoke on the frontstretch when his car’s motor blew up.
At the halfway point, Madden continued to set a blistering pace around the fast half-mile while battles unfolded for positions in the top five. Meanwhile, defending race winner and 17th place starter Jeff Rine worked his way through the field and into the top five.
The final caution flag on lap 48 regrouped the field for a chase to the checkered flag. Madden streaked to the win over Moran, Marlar, seventh-place starter Rick Eckert, and Rine, who picked up the Hard Charger Award for racing from 17th to fifth.
Polesitter Shaun Miller powered into the lead at the start of the limited late model feature. Miller was followed by third-place starter Jim Yoder and fifth-place starter Todd Snook. A multi-car melee in turn two regrouped the field for a lap eight restart.
At the halfway point, Miller led Yoder, Snook, seventh-place starter Matt Cochran, and fourth-place starter Steve Campbell.
Yoder began to pressure Miller for the lead and win late in the race. Racing out of turn four on lap 17, Yoder made the winning pass using the outside lane. At the checkered flag, Yoder was victorious by 2.4 seconds over Miller, Snook, Cochran, and Campbell.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY: 22 September 2018 World of Outlaw Late Model Series - 35 Entries 50-Lap A-Main: 1) 44 Chris Madden $10,000 2) 9 Devin Moran 3) 157 Mike Marlar 4) 7 Rick Eckert 5) 2J Jeff Rine 6) 0F Coleby Frye 7) 54 David Breazeale 8) 18C Chase Junghans 9) 76 Andy Haus 10) 43a Tyler Bare 11) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 12) 25 Shane Clanton 13) 11 Austin Hubbard 14) 4 Amanda Whaley 15) 91 Tyler Erb 16) 74 Randy Christine 17) 2 Dan Stone 18) B1 Brent Larson 19) 06 Mike Lupfer 20) 22 Brett Schadel 21) 72 Jason Covert 22) 1 Brandon Sheppard 23) 151 Kyle Lear 24) 24 Dylan Yoder 25) 7R Ross Robinson Heat Winners: Mike Marlar, Shane Clanton, Devin Moran, Chris Madden B-Main Winners: Jeff Rine, Jason Covert Time Trials: 1) 157 Mike Marlar 18.618 (New Track Record) 2) 25 Shane Clanton 18.811 3) 0F Coleby Frye 18.816 4) 9M Hayes Mattern 18.820 5) 9 Devin Moran 18.829 6) 44 Chris Madden 18.870 7) 43a Tyler Bare 18.896 8) 7 Rick Eckert 18.913 9) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 18.915 10) 54 David Breazeale 18.937 11) 1 Brandon Sheppard 18.947 12) 24 Dylan Yoder 18.951 13) 4 Amanda Whaley 19.020 14) 91 Tyler Erb 15) 11 Austin Hubbard 19.097 16) 18C Chase Junghans 19.203 17) 72 Jason Covert 19.206 18)2J Jeff Rine 19.212 19) 76 Andy Haus 19.225 20) 74 Randy Christine 19.239 21) 151 Kyle Lear 19.394 22) 7R Ross Robinson 19.432 23) 06 Mike Lupfer 19.553 24) 22 Brett Schadel 19.575 25) 2 Dan Stone 19.583 26) B1 Brent Larson 19.625 27) 27 Jim Yoder 19.634 28) 32J Shaun Jones 19.701 29) 10 Dave Stamm 19.760 30) 99Z Dave Zona 19.781 31) 26 Jerry Bard 19.942 32) 63 Nathan Long 20.516 33) 46 Dan Green 20.668 34) 66C Matt Cosner DNT 35) 72W Justin Weaver DNT Limited Late Models – 37 Entries 20-Lap A-Main: 1) 42 Jim Yoder 2) 115S Shaun Miller 3) 23 Todd Snook 4) 16 Matt Cochran 5) 2 Steve Campbell 6) 7Y Kenny Yoder 7) 77 George Dixon 8) B12 Cameron Benyou 9) 11T JR Toner 10) 118 Shawn Markel 11) 177 Brian Shuey 12) 40 Tommy Slanker 13) 13 Brad McGinnis 14) 116 Travis Mease 15) 19 DrewmWeisser 16) 62 Devin Frey 17) 12K Jared Fulkroad 18) 11 Joe Westerman 19) 78R Doug Ishler 20) 21M Matt Murphy 21) 10 Craig Wagaman 22) 2Y Andrew Yoder 23) 33K Devin Hart 24) 24 Dalton Bigler Heat Winners: Shawn Miller, Brian Shuey, Jim Yoder, Steve Campbell
RYAN SMITH OUT-DUELS FREDDIE RAHMER FOR THRILLING VICTORY IN JIM NACE MEMORIAL NATIONAL OPEN FOR 410 SPRINT CARS
KYLE BACHMAN CLAIMS PRO STOCK CHECKERS
Ryan Smith of Kunkletown out-dueled Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville for a thrilling victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap All Star Circuit of Champions Jim Nace Memorial / 36th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars presented by B&R Lawn Care at Selinsgrove Speedway.
For Smith, who as a youngster won numerous races on Selinsgrove’s one-fifth mile kart track, the $10,000 score was his first career on the sweeping half-mile track at the wheel of the McGhee & Associates No. 11 sprint car.
Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas, who was making his first career start at Selinsgrove, was the night’s Fast Tees Fast Qualifier with a lap time of 15.876 over the 31-car field and just missed setting a new one-lap track record. Smith set a new 4-lap track record in the first dash with a time of 1:04.977.
For the ninth straight year, the National Open was run as a tribute race to honor the memory of Jim Nace, the speedway’s only five-time sprint car champion.
The All Star Circuit of Champions “no-repeat winner streak” continues at Selinsgrove. In 17 sanctioned races at the track since 1970, there has never been a repeat winner.
Kyle Bachman of Selinsgrove won his fifth race of the season in the 15-lap pro stock main event.
Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Craftsman World of Outlaws Late Model Series 20th Anniversary Late Model National Open at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, sponsored by Jeff’s Auto Body. The 50-lap main event will pay $10,000 to win. The limited late models will share the racing card.
Ryan Smith and TJ Stutts shared the front row for the start of the sprint car main event with Smith edging out Stutts for the early lead. Fourth-place starter Brian Brown moved by Stutts using the high line around turns one and two on the first lap.
Brown pulled alongside of Smith entering turn three in a bid for the lead but Smith prevailed racing out of turn four to complete lap one.
The race’s first caution flag unfurled on lap five when Michael Walter’s car slowed on the backstretch. When the race resumed, Smith continued to set the pace while a battle for fourth unfolded between sixth-place starter Lucas Wolfe and eighth-place starter Freddie Rahmer.
Rahmer advanced to fourth on the next lap and then challenged Stutts for the third position. Rahmer stormed into third on lap eight and set his sights on the leaders.
Rahmer quickly caught Brown in a battle for second and secured the spot with a pass on lap 13. On lap 14 Tyler Esh’s sprint car rolled to a stop in turn four.
During the caution flag period for Esh, an open red was held for refueling, when Smith’s crew discovered a small hole in the car’s right rear tire. The crew was able to salvage the tire—and great run—by plugging the tire hole so Smith could go the distance.
The second half of the race was a war on wheels on the lightning-fast clay surface as Brown took another shot at Rahmer for the runner up spot to no avail. In the ensuing laps Rahmer reeled in Smith in a race for the lead.
The final caution flag waved on lap 22 when Jared Esh and Brock Zearfoss tangled on the frontstretch. For the final eight laps, fans were on the edge of their seats as a thrilling high-speed chase unfolded between Smith and Rahmer for the lead and win!
For three consecutive laps, Rahmer made breathtaking moves to the outside of Smith in turn four in an attempt to steal the lead. Each time Smith held off the challenges.
At the checkered flag, Smith scored one of the biggest wins of his career by just 1.3 seconds over Rahmer, Brown, Wolfe, and Stutts.
Second-place starter Kyle Bachman pulled into the lead at the start of the pro stock feature and was chased by polesitter Shaun Lawton. By lap five Lawton and fifth-place starter Brandon Moser dueled for the runner up position. On lap six, Lawton and Moser made some contact on backstretch which allowed fourth-place starter AJ Stroup to drive by Moser for the third position.
In the final laps, Bachman stretch his lead and posted a 1.4-second margin of victory over Lawton, Stroup, Moser, and eighth-place starter Noah Jensen.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 15 September 2018 410 Sprint Cars – 31 Entries 30-Lap A-Main: 1) 11 Ryan Smith $10,000 2) 51 Freddie Rahmer 3) 21 Brian Brown 4) 24 Lucas Wolfe 5) 11T TJ Stutts 6) 10H Chad Kemenah 7) 27 Greg Hodnett 8) 12 Blane Heimbach 9) 48 Danny Dietrich 10) 13 Paul McMahan 11) 87 Aaron Reutzel 12) 29 Jason Shultz 13) 3G Carson Macedo 14) 70 Dave Blaney 15) 39M Anthony Macri 16) 7K Cale Conley 17) 17B Steve Buckwalter 18) 33 Jared Esh 19) 8S Trenton Sheaffer 20) 4 Brock Zearfoss 21) 35 Tyler Esh 22) 9 Ryan Linder 23) 1R Kyle Reinhardt 24) 33W Michael Walter Heat Winners: Chad Kemenah, Lucas Wolfe, Greg Hodnett, Dave Blaney Dash Winners: Ryan Smith, TJ Stutts B-Main Winner: Cale Conley Time Trials: 1) 87 Aaron Reutzel 15.876 2) 21 Brian Brown 15.992 3) 11 Ryan Smith 16.087 4) 11T TJ Stutts 16.091 5) 51 Freddie Rahmer 16.092 6) 13 Paul McMahan 16.133 7) 24 Lucas Wolfe 16.149 8) 48 Danny Dietrich 16.158 9) 70 Dave Blaney 16.177 10) 44 Trey Starks 16.211 11) 33 Jared Esh 16.214 12) 29 Jason Shultz 16.219 13) 27 Greg Hodnett 16.228 14) 1R Kyle Reinhart 16.255 15) 4 Brock Zearfoss 16.275 16) 12Blane Heimbach 16.292 17) 10H Chad Kemenah 16.351 18) 5T Tyler Reeser 16.390 19) 20 Ryan Taylor 16.405 20) 39M Anthony Macri 16.439 21) 17B Steve Buckwalter 16.490 22) 7K Cale Conley 16.500 23) 3G Carson Macedo 16.618 24) 8S Trenton Sheaffer 16.663 25) 35 Tyler Esh 16.664 26) 11S Jim Shuster 16.823 27) 49 Mallie Shuster 16.972 28) 9 Ryan Linder 17.024 29) 33W Michael Walter 17.122 30) 10 Joe Kata 17.437 31) 22 Brandon Spithaler DNT Pro Stocks – 10 Entries 15-Lap A-Main: 1) 99 Kyle Bachman 2) 92 Shaun Lawton 3) 26 AJ Stroup 4) 8M Brandon Moser 5) 9 Noah Jensen 6) 23 Will Bruson 7) 55 Lori Croop 8) 55T John Troxell 9) 6C AJ Hoffman 10) 8K Jeremy Kline Heat Winners: Shaun Lawton, Kyle Bachman
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