Mark Smith of Sunbury returned from the NASCAR Truck Series wars to win his first Selinsgrove Speedway sprint car race of the season Saturday night.
The $2,000 win in the 25-lap feature was Smith’s 27th career in 358-360 sprint car racing at the speedway behind the wheel of the Mach 1 Chassis No. 1M.
Troy Miller of Tower City won his first career limited late model race at Selinsgrove in the division’s 20-lap main event after winning 21 pro stock events and one super late model race at the track in the past.
Brandon Moser of Middleburg scored his third straight and sixth of the year in the 12-lap pro stock race, while Brad Mitch of McClure won his second career Roadrunner 20 after a spirited three car battle.
Selinsgrove Speedway will present Foss Jewelers Championship Night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, featuring the final points races of the season for the 360 sprint cars, super late models in the Grit House Route 35 Challenge Series, pro stocks, and roadrunners. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
Keith Bissinger grabbed the early roadrunner lead followed by Will Brunson, Brad Mitch, Curtis Lawton, and Terry Kramer.
Bissinger was able to maintain a slight lead as Brunson and Mitch battled side by side for second. With Bissinger running high, Brunson ducked underneath coming off the fourth turn on lap six for the lead. The caution flag flew on the following lap for Jim Collier.
Lap nine saw Brunson drift high in the second turn. Bissinger and Mitch got by him but in the third turn Brunson ducked under the pair to regain the lead.
On a restart on the following lap Brunson and Bissinger traded slide jobs. Brunson maintained the lead while Mitch took over second from Bissinger.
Lap 12 saw another yellow as Lawton slowed on the track.
Brunson and Mitch had the fans on the edge of their seats racing side by side and exchanging slide jobs with Bissinger right behind. Lap 17 was disastrous for Brunson who lost a wheel and handed the lead to Mitch.
Brunson’s crew work feverishly and replaced the wheel returning Brunson to the race.
Mitch led the final three laps for the win over Bissinger, Dustin Snook, Bob Bussey, and Terry Kramer.
Snook and Mitch were victorious in the roadrunner heats.
Troy Miller shot to the lead in the limited late model race followed by his son Shaun, Jared Fulkroad, Tim Krape, and Tommy Slanker.
By the halfway mark, T. Miller, who had previously won four pro stock track championships, had built a comfortable lead over S. Miller.
T. Miller ran the rest of the distance unchallenged followed by S. Miller, Fulkroad, Slanker, and Mike Smith.
“The kid said, ‘you can’t run as good as you’ve been and not win one,’” Miller said referring to his son who won the last time the limited late models raced at Selinsgrove. “I knew Shaun was behind me, I could see it on the scoreboard but I didn’t know how close he was so I kept going.”
Limited late model heats went to T. Miller and Smith.
Colby Womer and Mark Smith blasted to the front of the sprint car feature with Smith nosing in front for the lead. The pair was followed by Mike Walter, Jason Shultz, and Derek Locke.
Smith, who just a few weeks ago competed in the nationally televised NASCAR Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway in Ohio, soon opened a huge lead.
Derek Locke, who has been fast all season, showed some speed and drove to the third spot and immediately challenged Womer for the runner up spot.
Smith went on to wire the field and win the 25-lap grind by three quarters of a lap over Womer, Locke, Kyle Reinhardt and Walter.
“This is an all new car,” Smith said. “We just finished up this afternoon. That’s why we got here late. It’s next year’s car, so we are going to park it and go back to the old car.”
Sprint car heats were won by Smith and Shultz.
Brandon Moser rocketed to the front of the pro stock feature followed by Kyle Bachman, Corey Long, Shaun Lawton, and John Schoch.
Kruz Kepner slammed the third turn fence bringing out a lap two caution.
Moser ran to the finish winning his third in a row and sixth overall over Bachman, Long, Lawton, and Schoch.
Moser won the pro stock heat.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 17 August 2019 360 Sprints – 14 Entries 25-Lap A-Main: 1) M1 Mark Smith 2) 19 Colby Womer 3) 77 Derek Locke 4) 1W Kyle Reinhardt 5) 33 Michael Walter 6) 66 Ryan Kissinger 7) 47 Adam Carberry 8) 29 Jason Shultz 9) 76 Mallie Shuster 10) 1 Jake Hummel 11) 20 Jim Shuster 12) 07 Curt Stroup 13) 17 Jason Wagner 14) 99 Cody Keller Heat Winners: Mark Smith, Jason Shultz
Limited Late Models – 15 Entries 20-Lap A-Main: 1) 115 Troy Miller 2) 115S Shaun Miller 3) 12K Jared Fulkroad 4) 40 Tommy Slanker 5) 57 Mike Smith 6) 28Z Ryan Zook 7) 93 Steve Todorow 8) 2 Dan Zechman 9) 00 Harold Ranck Jr. 10) 14 Bill Conrad 11) 19 Drew Weisser 12) 25 Tim Krape 13) 68 Kevin Probst 14) GR1 Jim Yoder 15) 33 Trent Brenneman Heat Winners: Troy Miller, Mike Smith
Roadrunners – 17 Entries 20-Lap A-Main: 1) 10M Brad Mitch 2) 11 Keith Bissinger 3) 15 Dustin Snook 4) 76 Bob Bussey 5) 992 Terry Kramer 6) 1 Smith Cope 7) 2B Brian Mabus 8) 28 Miranda Minium 9) 8 Will Brunson 10) 3 Tom Brunson 11) 60 Jimmy Kessler 12) 12 Tom Underwood 13) 7J Jake Jones 14) 33 Curtis Lawton 15) 14 Cory Lindermuth 16) 44 Jim Collier 17) 77 Scott Dunham Heat Winners: Dustin Snook, Brad Mitch
$20,000-TO-WIN JIM NACE MEMORIAL/37th ANNUAL NATIONAL OPEN WILL OFFER BIGGEST PA WINNER’S SHARE FOR UN-SANCTIONED 410 SPRINT CAR RACE
SEPTEMBER 14 AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY! PASS 305 SPRINT CARS COMPLETE CARD
Selinsgrove Speedway will present the Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 sprint cars, the track’s crown jewel race, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.
This year’s Open will offer $20,000 to win – the biggest winner’s share for an un-sanctioned sprint car race in Pennsylvania in 2019! The race will pay $6,000 to finish second and $600 to start the A-main out of the $50,000 purse!
Time trials, heat races, and a B-main will be the qualifying format. The Fast Tees Fast Time Award will pay $300.
Grandstand and pit gates will open at 4 p.m. Qualifying is slated to begin at 7 p.m. The rain date, if needed, will be Sunday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m.
For the 10th straight year, the 410 Open will honor the life and racing career of Nace, the track’s only five-time sprint car champion who died in November 2009 following a seven-year battle with cancer.
The PASS/IMCA 305 sprint cars will compete in a 20-lap feature to round out the open wheel doubleheader.
In last year’s race, Ryan Smith of Kunkletown out-dueled third-generation racer Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville for his first victory in one of central Pennsylvania’s most prestigious sprint car races.
Hall of Famer Fred Rahmer of Salfordville is the track’s only five-time winner of the Open with victories in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2000.
In 2014, the late Greg Hodnett of Spring Grove became the third driver to win the Open four times. Hodnett’s other Open victories came in 1998, 2004, and 2007. Todd Shaffer of Millerstown is the other driver on the Open career win list with four championships in 1993, 1994, 2001, and 2008.
In 2013, Pat Cannon of Etters joined the late Maynard Yingst of Linglestown and Rahmer as only the third driver to win three consecutive National Opens. Cannon also won in 2012 and 2011. Yingst’s wins in the Open occurred in 1983, 1984, and 1985.
Other past repeat winners include Lance Dewease of Fayetteville (2002, 2009, 2010), Don Kreitz Jr. of Sinking Spring (1986 and 1992), and Lucas Wolfe of Mechanicsburg (2005 and 2016).
Single-time winners of the Open include Dave Blaney of Cortland, Ohio (1987); Keith Kauffman of Mifflintown (1988); Doug Wolfgang of Sioux Falls, S.D. (1989); Sammy Swindell of Bartlett, Tenn. (1990); Johnny Mackison Jr. of York (1991); Stevie Smith of Broken Arrow, Okla. (2003); Chad Layton of Harrisburg (2006); Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg (2015); and Brian Brown of Grain Valley, Mo. (2017).
Following the National Open for sprint cars, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will invade Selinsgrove Speedway for the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center 21st Annual Late Model National Open Saturday, Sept. 21, paying $10,000 to win. The limited late models will share the racing program with the super late models on the final racing card of the season.
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 570.374.2266.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2019: Purse for 2019 Jim Nace Memorial/37th Annual National Open for 410 Sprint Cars: 1) $20,000 2) $6,000 3) $3,500 4) $2,500 5) $2,000 6) $1,700 7) $1,400 8) $1,300 9) $1,200 10) $1,100 11) $1,000 12) $800 13) $750 14) $700 15) $650 16-24) $600 Gates Open: 4PM Race Time: 7PM Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 16, 6PM Also Racing: PASS/IMCA 305 Sprint Cars Admission for Saturday, Sept. 14: Adults $30; Students (12-17) $15; Kids 11 & Under FREE: Pit Passes $40
JARED MILEY SCORES LATE MODEL SHOWDOWN ON SANDHILL OVER STAR-STUDDED FIELD
DEVIN ADAMS TAKES FIRST SELINSGROVE 305 SPRINT CAR WIN - 2nd OF CAREER
BRANDON MOSER TAKES 5th OF SEASON IN PRO STOCKS
JAKE JONES RACES TO 4th ROADRUNNER CHECKERS
Jared Miley of Pittsburgh extended his points lead in the Ultimate Northeast Late Model Series with his $3,000 win in Saturday night’s 30-lap Showdown on Sand Hill at Selinsgrove Speedway.
The victory was Miley’s second of the season in the series and his first career at Selinsgrove Speedway. He became the 11th different winner in 12 races this season in the super late model division, making it one of the most competitive seasons in late model history at the track.
Jason Covert of York was the night’s fast qualifier over the star-studded 33-car field with a lap time of 19.255.
Lebanon’s Devin Adams won the 20-lap PASS/IMCA 305 sprint car feature.
Brandon Moser of Middleburg won the 15-lap pro stock race and Jake Jones of Hunlock Creek was the winner of the 12-lap roadrunner race.
Selinsgrove Speedway is back in action at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, with the 360 sprint cars, limited late models, pro stocks, and annual Roadrunner 20 championship race. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
Dylan Yoder and Greg Satterlee led the field to the start of the Ultimate Northeast Late Model Series feature, with Satterlee rocketing to the lead. Jason Covert, Gene Knaub, and Jared Miley were in the top five.
Satterlee, who won on Friday at Path Valley Speedway, saw a nice lead wiped out on lap eight when Billy Wampler stopped on the speedway.
Using the Delaware restarts, Satterlee chose the outside and maintained the lead when the race resumed.
Miley and Jeff Rine found something on the bottom of the track and moved into the top five. The yellow flag flew again on lap 10 for debris on the speedway.
Yoder drifted high on the restart and Miley, Covert, Rine, and Shaun Jones got by.
Miley turned on the afterburners, went after Satterlee, and blew by him coming off turn four on lap12.
Track points leader Coleby Frye slowed with a blown tire on lap 22 wiping out a sizable points lead going into the night.
Satterlee pressured Miley high and Yoder drove back into third. With five to go Miley was able to gain some breathing room but a third turn spin tightened the field for a green-white-checkered finish.
Miley led the rest of the distance winning over Satterlee, Yoder, Cosner, and Jason Covert.
“I was nervous on that last restart, “ Miley said in Victory Lane. “We had four or five of the best drivers on the east coast here and to beat them is amazing. This is an all new car tonight but we learned a lot from before and put that setup in the car.”
Satterlee, Miley, Knaub, and Yoder won the late model heats. Tim Wilson won the consolation.
Devin Adams led the first lap of the 305 sprint car feature but all eyes were on Garrett Bard who rode the rail to second. Dylan Proctor, Zach Newlin, and Jaremi Hanson followed.
Bard, a relative newcomer to sprint car racing, challenged Adams after a few restarts but Adams was able to horsepower away to maintain the lead. Newlin soon challenged and passed Bard for second.
Jake Waters stopped on the front stretch to bring out a lap 13 caution.
Newlin and Hanson started a battle for second with Hanson taking over on lap 15 as Ken Duke moved forward to the fourth spot.
Hanson, using the high groove, put the Ort Racing 36 sprinter beside Adams but could not get past for the lead.
Adams won by .597 seconds over Hanson, Newlin, Duke, and Bard.
“I knew I was going to have to deal with Duke, sooner or later,” Adams said of the winner of the last two events at the speedway. “Each time the caution came out there was somebody different in second and I kept looking for him.”
305 sprint car heats went to Bard, Adams, and Kenny Heffner.
Brandon Moser grabbed the early lead in the pro stock feature followed by, Kyle Bachman, Corey Long, Shaun Lawton, and Jason Smith followed.
Moser opened a big lead as Bachman and Lawton battled for second.
Moser led the entire distance for his second consecutive win followed by Bachman, Lawton, John Schoch, and Corey Long.
The pro stock heat went to Corey Long.
Dustin Snook drove away from the traffic jam at the front of the roadrunner feature followed by Bob Bussey, Jake Jones, Will Brunson, and Tom Underwood.
Jones used a restart to draw even with Snook as Curtis Lawton joined the party. Jones slid into the lead on lap five as Snook and Lawton made contact Keith Bissinger challenged the pair.
Jones led the rest of the distance for his fourth win of the season over Snook, Lawton, Underwood and Smith Cope.
Snook and Jones were victorious in the roadrunner heats.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 10 August 2019 Late Models – 33 Entries 30-Lap A-Main: 1) 10M Jared Miley 2) 22 Gregg Satterlee 3) 24 Dylan Yoder 4) 66c Matt Cosner 5) 72 Jason Covert 6) 32 Shaun Jones 7) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 8) 31 Jim Bernheisel 9) 11 Austin Hubbard 10) 76 Andy Haus 11) 9 Hayes Mattern 12) 61 Ken Trevitz 13) 43a Tyler Bare 14) 6 Donnie Schick 15) 27 Jim Yoder 16) 11 Jason Schmidt 17) 46 Dan Green 18) F1 Coleby Frye 19) 74 Randy Christine 20) 2J Jeff Rine 21) 11 Marvin Winters 22) 26 Jerry Bard 23) 3 Tim Wilson 24) 1 Gene Knaub 25) 1W Billy Wampler Heat Winners: Gregg Satterlee, Jared Miley, Gene Knaub, Dylan Yoder B-Main Winner: Tim Wilson Time Trials: 1) 72 Jason Covert 19.255 2) 10M Jared Miley 19.406 3) 22 Gregg Satterlee 19.411 4) F1 Coleby Frye 19.593 5) 119 Bryan Bernheisel 19.615 6) 66C Matt Cosner 19.652 7) 32 Shaun Jones 19.657 8) 11 Austin Hubbard 19.666 9) 24 Dylan Yoder 19.686 10) 9 Hayes Mattern 19.714 11) 1 Gene Knaub 19.748 12) 76 Andy Haus 19.871 13) 26 Jerry Bard 19.905 14) 43a Tyler Bare 19.945 15) 22 Brett Schadel 19.963 16) 11 Marvin Winters 19.983 17) 2J Jeff Rine 19.999 18) 1W Billly Wampler 20.051 19) 6 Donnie Schick 20.114 20) 74 Randy Christine 20.197 21) 31 Jim Bernheisel 20.241 22) 61 Ken Trevitz 20.276 23) 27 Jim Yoder 20.478 24) 3 Tim Wilson 20.569 25) 11 Jason Schmidt 20.590 26) 14Z Dave Brouse Jr. 20.606 27) 46 Dan Green 20.684 28) 59 Chad Julius 20.806 29) 63 Nathan Long 20.906 30) 121 Larry Neiderer 20.927 31) 11B Jake Buck 22.095 32) 14 Bill Conrad 22.523 33) 11B Jake Buck DNT 305 Sprint Cars– 25 Entries 20-Lap A-Main: 1) 99 Devin Adams 2) 36 Jaremi Hanson 3) 11 Zach Newlin 4) 67 Ken Duke 5) 95 Garrett Bard 6) 20 Doug Dobson 7) 17K Kyle Keen 8) 97 Kenny Heffner 9) 23 Nathan Gramley 10) 51 Dave Graber 11) 69 Landon Price 12) 71 Josh Spicer 13) 80 Dave Wickham 14) 79 Ian Cumens 15) 1Kruz Kepner 16) 2 Erin Statler 17) 56 Jake Frye 18) 24 Dan Leaper 19) 911 Mike Wenrick 20) 21M Cassandra Minium 21) 92 Dylan Proctor 22) 10 Jake Waters 23) 88 Fred Arnold 24) 107 Colton Hoover 25) 19B Will Brunson Heat Winners: Garrett Bard, Devin Adams, Kenny Heffner Pro Stocks – 6 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) Brandon Moser 2) 99 Kyle Bachman 3) 92 Shaun Lawton 4) 89 John Schoch 5) 00 Cory Long 6) 28 Jason Smith Heat Winners: Cory Long Roadrunners – 16 Entries 12-Lap A-Main: 1) 7J Jake Jones 2) 15 Dustin Snook 3) 33 Curtis Lawton 4) 12 Tom Underwood 5) 1 Smith Cope 6) 3 Tom Brunson 7) 992 Terry Kramer 8) 2B Brian Mabus 9) 77 Scott Dunham 10) 44 Jim Collier 11) 28M Miranda Minium 12) 11 Keith Bissinger 13) K2 Jesse Krasnitsky 14) 14 Cory Lindenmuth 15) 76 Bob Bussey 16) 8 Will Brunson 17) 60 Jimmy Kessler Heat Winners: Jake Jones, Dustin Snook
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