Saturday, September 24, 2016

Updated Central PA 358 Point Series Point Standings 9/24/16

1. Jeff Halligan - 517 Pts. (1 win)
2. Matt Campbell - 426 Pts. (2 win)
3. Doug Hammaker - 420 Pts. (3 win)
4. Chandler Leiby - 369 Pts. (1 win)
5. Adrian Shaffer - 360 pts. (2 win)
6. Jeff Rohrbaugh - 279 Pts (2 win)
7. David Holbrook - 272 Pts.(2 win)
8. Kevin Nouse - 261 Pts. (1 win)
9.Cody Fletcher - 207 Pts.
10.Matt Findley - 204 Pts.
11. Tyler Esh - 202 Pts.
12.Brent Shearer - 194 Pts. (1 win)
13.Steve Owings - 180 Pts. (4 win)
14.Phil Walter - 169 Pts. (1 win)
15.Dwight Leppo - 166 Pts.
16.Kyle Denmyer - 165 Pts.
17.Seth Kearchner - 160 Pts.
18.Mike Bittinger - 158 Pts. (2 win)
19.Chris Arnold - 140 Pts. (1 win)
20.Dalton Dietrich - 140 Pts. (1 win)
21.Brie Hershey - 134 Pts. (2 win)
22.Isaac Sneeringer - 128 Pts. (1 win)
23.Steve Drevicki - 125 Pts. (1 win)
24.Tyler Walton - 124 Pts. (1 win)
25.CJ Tracy - 104 Pts. (1 win)
26.Zach Euculano - 102 Pts.
27.Troy Wagaman - 93 Pts. (1 win)
28.Jordan Givler - 81 Pts.
29.Nyle Berkes - 74 Pts.
30.Brian Allman - 69 Pts.
31.Wyatt Hinkle - 68 Pts.
32.Jason Cunningham - 62 Pts.
33.Trey Hivner - 60 Pts. (1 win)
34.Randy Whisler - 60 Pts.
35.Chris Frank - 59 Pts.
36.Todd Rittenhouse Jr. - 56 Pts.
37.Dave Thrush - 54 Pts.
38.Brandon Noel -  48 Pts.
39.Ashley Cappetta - 48 Pts.
40.Eric Parker - 45 Pts.
41.Kody Hartlaub - 39 Pts.
42.Glenndon Forsythe - 32 Pts.
43.Jared Esh - 30 Pts.
44.Cody Keller - 30 Pts.
45.Rick Horn - 26 Pts.
46.Dan Richcreek - 24 Pts.
47.Ryan Higgins - 20 Pts.
48.Rich Eichelberger - 18 Pts.
49.Justin Whitall - 14 Pts.
50.Chad Trout - 14 Pts.
51.Austin Kirby - 12 Pts.
52.Bob Howard - 12 Pts.
53.Shane Smith - 12 Pts.
54.Todd Reed - 12 Pts.
55.Steven Kisamore - 8 Pts.

Phil Walter beats track champion Kevin Nouse at the line for his 1st 358 win of the season at Williams Grove Speedway



In the 358 sprint feature, it was Phil Walter of Beavertown grabbing the race lead from Dave Thrush with nine laps completed.

Walter streaked away from the field and had a 2.5 second lead with two laps remaining when the red flag stopped the race for Eric Parker in turn three. He was okay.

Jordan Givler worked on Walter for the lead as track champion Kevin Nouse made it a three-car race for the win.

Nouse got by Givler in turn one and put a last lap slider on Walter in turns three and four. Walter turned his car back under Nouse and just beat him back to the checkers to get the win for his first ever triumph at the historic oval despite a decades-long career.

Givler, Chandler Leiby and Adrian Shaffer completed the top five. Thrush, Jared Esh, Nyle Berkes, Todd Reed and Brie Hershey rounded out the top 10.

Shaffer, Nouse and Matt Findley won the 358 sprint heat races.

358 Sprint Feature (20 laps): 1. Phil Walter. 2. Kevin Nouse. 3. Jordan Givler. 4. Chandler Leiby. 5. Adrian Shaffer. 6. Dave Thrush. 7. Jared Esh. 8. Nyle Berkes. 9. Todd Reed. 10. Brie Hershey. 11. Jeff Halligan. 12. Tyler Esh. 13. Rich Eichelberger. 14. Chris Arnold. 15. Kyle Denmyer. 16. Matt Findley. 17. Wyatt Hinkle. 18. Aaron Eichelberger. 19. Jay Tracy. 20. Glenndon Forsythe. 21. Eric Parker.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Nouse Claims Williams Grove 358 Sprint Championship Race

Mechanicsburg – Kevin Nouse scored the 358 sprint car championship event at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking $2,500 for the lucrative victory, his second of the year at the track and 16th overall of his career.

In the 25-lap 410 sprint car main, it was Ryan Smith who scored for the first time ever in his career at Williams Grove Speedway, leading all 25 circuits to pick up the $3,600 victory.

Jared Esh took the lead from the pole of the 25-lap 358 sprint championship race with Phil Walter and Eric Parker trailing early while Nouse worked from the 12th starting spot.

Parker bolted around Walter for second on the ninth lap and tried to run down the leader as traffic entered the picture but Nouse was quickly on the scene and was up to third with 11 laps completed.

Nouse overtook Parker for the second spot with nine laps to go and then moments later drove into the lead with eight laps left.

Shortly after being scored the leader, the races first caution flag unfurled, giving Esh and Parker new life.

However the restart saw Nouse pull away when action resumed as he did again on a final restart with a lap to go.

After starting 15th, Adrian Shaffer made his way up to fourth before the finish but failed to challenge for a podium finish.

Phil Walter ended the race in fifth.

Sixth through 10th went to Tyler Esh, Chandler Leiby, Chris Arnold, Jordan Givler and Brent Shearer.

Heats went to Walter, Nouse and Arnold.

358 Sprints, 25 laps: 1. Kevin Nouse, 2. Eric Parker, 3. Jared Esh, 4. Adrian Shaffer, 5. Phil Walter, 6. Tyler Esh, 7. Chandler Leiby, 8. Chris Arnold, 9. Jordan Givler, 10. Brent Shearer, 11. Brie Hershey, 12. Nyle Berkes, 13. Rich Eichelberger, 14. Kyle Denmyer, 15. Dan Richcreek, 16. Matt Findley, 17. Mark Strickler, 18. Dave Thrush, 19. Austin Kirby, 20. Glenndon Forsythe, 21. Chris Frank, 22. Todd Reed, 23. David Holbrook,

DNS: Kody Keller

DNQ: Chad Trout

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Central PA 358 Point Series point standings 9/11/16

Here are the updated Central PA 358 Point Series Standings after this weekends 2 point races at Trail Way and Lincoln Speedway's.

1. Jeff Halligan - 517 Pts. (1 win)
2. Matt Campbell - 426 Pts. (2 win)
3. Doug Hammaker - 420 Pts. (3 win)
4. Chandler Leiby - 344 Pts. (1 win)
5. Adrian Shaffer - 340 pts. (2 win)
6. Jeff Rohrbaugh - 279 Pts (2 win)
7. David Holbrook - 272 Pts.(2 win)
8. Kevin Nouse - 226 Pts. (1 win)
9.Cody Fletcher - 207 Pts.
10.Matt Findley - 204 Pts.
11. Tyler Esh - 202 Pts.
12.Brent Shearer - 194 Pts. (1 win)
13.Steve Owings - 180 Pts. (4 win)
14.Dwight Leppo - 166 Pts.
15.Kyle Denmyer - 165 Pts.
16.Seth Kearchner - 160 Pts.
17.Mike Bittinger - 158 Pts. (2 win)
18.Chris Arnold - 140 Pts. (1 win)
19.Dalton Dietrich - 140 Pts. (1 win)
20.Isaac Sneeringer - 128 Pts. (1 win)
21.Steve Drevicki - 125 Pts. (1 win)
22.Brie Hershey - 124 Pts. (2 win)
23.Tyler Walton - 124 Pts. (1 win)
24.Phil Walter - 119 Pts.
25.CJ Tracy - 104 Pts. (1 win)
26.Zach Euculano - 102 Pts.
27.Troy Wagaman - 93 Pts. (1 win)
28.Brian Allman - 69 Pts.
29.Wyatt Hinkle - 68 Pts.
30.Jason Cunningham - 62 Pts.
31.Trey Hivner - 60 Pts. (1 win)
32.Randy Whisler - 60 Pts.
33.Nyle Berkes - 60 Pts.
34.Chris Frank - 59 Pts.
35.Todd Rittenhouse Jr. - 56 Pts.
36.Jordan Givler - 51 Pts.
37.Brandon Noel -  48 Pts.
38.Ashley Cappetta - 48 Pts.
39.Eric Parker - 45 Pts.
40.Kody Hartlaub - 39 Pts.
41.Dave Thrush - 36 Pts.
42.Glenndon Forsythe - 32 Pts.
43.Cody Keller - 30 Pts.
44.Rick Horn - 26 Pts.
45.Dan Richcreek - 24 Pts.
46.Ryan Higgins - 20 Pts.
47.Rich Eichelberger - 18 Pts.
48.Justin Whitall - 14 Pts.
49.Jared Esh - 14 Pts.
50.Chad Trout - 14 Pts.
51.Austin Kirby - 12 Pts.
52.Bob Howard - 12 Pts.
53.Shane Smith - 12 Pts.
54.Steven Kisamore - 8 Pts.

SHEARER WNS CAREER FIRST, LEIBY CLAIMS TRACK TITLE IN LINCOLN “358” SPRINTS

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA 9/10/2016 – The youth movement continued in the final points race of the season for “”358” sprint cars at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

Rookie Brent Shearer of Manheim became the sixth different first-time winner in the 20-lap feature event.   Shearer, who came from 19th to fourth a week ago, started fourth and finished the job this week, holding off two-time track champ Jeff Rohrbaugh at the end.

It was not without drama, as front row starter Tyler Walton grabbed the lead from polesitter Ashley Cappetta and led the first 14 laps.  Shearer took the lead from Walton at the line to complete lap 15, and Walton drove up over Shearer’s right rear entering turn one.  Walton flipped, and Shearer drove out of a 360 spin and never stopped, giving him the lead for the restart with five laps to go.

The final five laps saw eighth-starting Rohrbaugh charge into the runner-up spot, but he could never catch Shearer.

Rohrbaugh settled for second, with 10th-starting Jeff Halligan third, 11th-starting Matt Campbell fourth, and Matt Findley fifth.  Completing the top ten were Adrian Shaffer, Chris Arnold, Chandler Leiby, Cody Fletcher, and C.J. Tracey.

Leiby’s eight-place finish clinched the 2016 Keiser Aluminum Wheels 358 sprint car championship for the Carlisle teenager who just graduated from high school a few months ago.  Campbell finished second in season points for the second straight year, with Shaffer a close third.  Both drivers entered the evening trailing Leiby by just 55 points.

Heats for the 30 358 Sprints were won by Halligan, Arnold, and Campbell, with Mike Bittinger winning the consolation.

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 12-Brent Shearer; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 41-Jeff Halligan; 4. 16-Matt Campbell; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 27s-Adrian Shaffer; 7. 23-Chris Arnold; 8. 119-Chandler Leiby; 9. 66a-Cody Fletcher; 10. 21-C.J. Tracy; 11. 38d-Kyle Denmyer; 12. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 13. 35-Tyler Esh; 14. 5-Phil Walter; 15. 45x-Colt White; 16. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 17. 12b-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 18. 19s-Steven Drevicki (DNF); 19. 4r-Tyler Walton (DNF); 20. 13s-Jon Stewart (DNF); 21. 8-Kenny Kuhn (DNF); 22. 97-Brie Hershey (DNF); 23. 22-Nathan Prezenica (DNF); 24. 15s-Shai Morris (DNF).

Lap Leaders – Tyler Walton (1-14), Brent Shearer (15-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 41-Jeff Halligan; 2. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 3. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 4. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 5. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 6. 22-Nathan Prezenica; 7. 45X-Colt White; 8. 5A-Zachary Allman; DNS – 7-Trey Hivner, 19D-Wyatt Hinkle. Time – 2:26.34

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 23-Chris Arnold; 2. 28-Matt Findley; 3. 12-Brent Shearer; 4. 119-Chandler Leiby; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 6. 5-Phil Walter; 7. 12B-Mike Bittinger; 8. 13S-Jon Stewart; 9. 47-Michael Hamer (DNF); 10. 19L-Adam Lyman. No Time

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 16-Matt Campbell; 2. 4R-Tyler Walton; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 5. 21-CJ Tracy; 6. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 7. 51N-Nick Palmerino; 8. 35-Tyler Esh; 9. 15S-Shai Morris; 10. 8-Kenny Kuhn. Time – 2:24.12

358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 12-Mike Bittinger; 2. 35-Tyler Esh; 3. 45X-Colt White; 4. 15-Shai Morris; 5. 13S-Jon Stewart; 6. 8-Kenny Kuhn; 7. 5A-Zachary Allman; 8. 51N-Nick Palmerino (DNF); 9. 7-Trey Hivner (DNF); 10. 19L-Adam Lyman (DNF); DNS – 47-Michael Hamer, 19D-Wyatt Hinkle. No Time

Saturday, September 10, 2016

BITTINGER HOLDS OFF TRACK CHAMP HOLBROOK FOR “358” TRAIL-WAY SPRINT WIN

HANOVER, PA (9/9/2016) – After two unsuccessful attempts to start the race, Abbottstown’s Mike Bittinger outran polesitter Wyatt Hinkle to the first turn and led every lap of the non-stop 25-lap feature for 358 sprint cars at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

“I’m an old man,” said Bittinger upon exiting his Apple Automotive/Boulder Pools #12 in victory lane, “They really made me feel old in the heat and knocked me all around.”

“Starting position helped tonight,” added Bittinger, “I’ve been down on myself that past few months, and tonight was a great way to end the year.  I started paying attention to the scoreboard there toward the end.  I wasn’t going full-bore until the 77 stuck his nose under me, and decided I’d step it up and give it everything I had.”

Bittinger’s second win of the year came one week after picking up the hard luck bonus in the Lincoln/Trail-Way two night “Shootout.”  The non-stop 25-lap time was six minutes, 10.06 seconds.  

David Holbrook’s second-place finish was good enough to lock up the 2016 Trail-Way track title.

“We came up short tonight, and that was driver error,” said Holbrook during a brief interview in victory lane, “I want to thank (car owner) Mike Parris and the crew for a great job this season.  We’ll be back next year and be better than ever.”

Holbrook started third and drove around Hinkle for the runner-up spot on lap 14.  Fourth-starting caught Hinkle for third on lap 14 and finished there, with TW rookie of-the-year Tyler Walton and Hinkle rounding out the top five.
Sixth through ninth were Zach Euculano, Dave Thrush, Cody Fletcher, and hard charger Shane Yost, who started 14th.  Dan Richcreek was a DNF but credited with tenth.

Friday September 9, 2016
Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, PA
For Immediate Release

HOOSIER TIRE MID-ATLANTIC 358 SPRINT CARS

FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 12-Mike Bittinger; 2. 77-David Holbrook; 3. 41-Jeff Halligan; 4. 4R-Tyler Walton; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 10-Zach Euculano; 7. 22T-Dave Thrush; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 9. 99Y-Shane Yost; 10. 80M-Dan Richcreek (DNF); 11. 64-Randy Whisler (DNF); 12. 10T-Brody Treaster (DNF); 13. 30-Seth Kearchner (DNF); 14. 4-Dwight Leppo (DNF); 15. 00-Chris Frank (DNS); 16. 39-JB Cunningham, Jr. (DNS). Time – 6:10.06

Lap Leaders: Mike Bittinger (1-25)


358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 4R-Tyler Walton; 3. 30-Seth Kearchner; 4. 41-Jeff Halligan; 5. 12-Mike Bittinger; 6. 10T-Brody Treaster; 7. 64-Randy Whisler (DNF); 8. 00-Chris Frank (DNF). Time – 2:26.9410

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 4-Dwight Leppo; 2. 10-Zach Euculano; 3. 22T-Dave Thrush; 4. 77-David Holbrook; 5. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle; 6. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 7. 99Y-Shane Yost; 8. 39-JB Cunningham, Jr. (DNS). Time – 2:21.18

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Central PA 358 Point Series point standings 9/4/16

Here are the updated Central PA 358 Point Series point standings after this weekends 2 point races at Trail Way Speedway and Lincoln Speedway



1. Jeff Halligan - 487 Pts. (1 win)
2. Doug Hammaker - 420 Pts. (3 win)
3. Matt Campbell - 401 Pts. (2 win)
4. Chandler Leiby - 330 Pts. (1 win)
5. Adrian Shaffer - 322 pts. (2 win)
6. Jeff Rohrbaugh - 244 Pts (2 win)
7. David Holbrook - 242 Pts.(2 win)
8. Kevin Nouse - 226 Pts. (1 win)
9. Tyler Esh - 202 Pts.
10.Matt Findley - 184 Pts.
11.Cody Fletcher - 183 Pts.
12.Steve Owings - 180 Pts. (4 win)
13.Dwight Leppo - 166 Pts.
14.Kyle Denmyer - 165 Pts.
15.Seth Kearchner - 160 Pts.
16.Brent Shearer - 144 Pts.
17.Dalton Dietrich - 140 Pts. (1 win)
18.Isaac Sneeringer - 128 Pts. (1 win)
19.Steve Drevicki - 125 Pts. (1 win)
20.Brie Hershey - 124 Pts. (2 win)
21.Chris Arnold - 124 Pts. (1 win)
22.Phil Walter - 119 Pts.
23.Mike Bittinger - 118 Pts. (1 win)
24.Tyler Walton - 104 Pts. (1 win)
25.CJ Tracy - 94 Pts. (1 win)
26.Troy Wagaman - 93 Pts. (1 win)
27.Zach Euculano - 86 Pts.
28.Brian Allman - 69 Pts.
29.Jason Cunningham - 62 Pts.
30.Trey Hivner - 60 Pts. (1 win)
31.Randy Whisler - 60 Pts.
32.Nyle Berkes - 60 Pts.
33.Chris Frank - 59 Pts.
34.Todd Rittenhouse Jr. - 56 Pts.
35.Jordan Givler - 51 Pts.
36.Wyatt Hinkle - 50 Pts.
37.Brandon Noel -  48 Pts.
38.Ashley Cappetta - 48 Pts.
39.Eric Parker - 45 Pts.
40.Kody Hartlaub - 39 Pts.
41.Glenndon Forsythe - 32 Pts.
42.Cody Keller - 30 Pts.
43.Rick Horn - 26 Pts.
44.Dave Thrush - 22 Pts.
45.Ryan Higgins - 20 Pts.
46.Rich Eichelberger - 18 Pts.
47.Dan Richcreek - 16 Pts.
48.Justin Whitall - 14 Pts.
49.Jared Esh - 14 Pts.
50.Chad Trout - 14 Pts.
51.Austin Kirby - 12 Pts.
52.Bob Howard - 12 Pts.
53.Shane Smith - 12 Pts.
54.Steven Kisamore - 8 Pts.

Chandler Leiby keeps points lead with first win of the year in “358” sprints at Lincoln Speedway



Chandler Leiby, involved in a tight season points battle with Matt Campbell and Adrian Shaffer, picked up a much-needed first win of the season in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.

Leiby started fifth after polesitter Kyle Abrahims came to a stop during one of four attempts to start the race, and took the lead from Matt Findley (who ended up on the pole) on lap seven. He fought off repeated challenges from Kyle Denmyer, who actually led laps 13 ad 14 before Leiby moved back in front.

Denmyer settled for second, with Findley, 19th-starting Brent Shearer, and Shaffer crossing third through fifth.

Doug Hammaker plowed into the third-turn wall while running fourth on lap 13. He was taken to Hershey Medical Center by his family after complaining of a headache, dilated pupils, and general disorientation after the crash, which collected sixth-place Matt Campbell. Campbell came from the back over the final eight laps to cross eighth behind Dalton Dietrich and Phil Walter, remaining alive in the points battle with one points race to go.

Heats for the 31 358 Sprints were won by Findley, Hammaker, and Shaffer, with Shearer winning the consolation.

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
358 Sprint Feature Finish (20 Laps) – 1. 119-Chandler Leiby ($1,000); 2. 38D-Kyle Denmyer; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 12-Brent Shearer; 5. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 6. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 7. 5-Phil Walter; 8. 16-Matt Campbell; 9. 19S-Steven Drevicki; 10. 5A-Brian Allman; 11. 91-Brie Hershey; 12. 7-Trey Hivner; 13. 00-Chris Frank; 14. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 15. 4R-Tyler Walton; 16. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 17. 15S-Shai Morris; 18. 13S-Jon Stewart; 19. 66-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 20. 35-Tyler Esh (DNF); 21. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); 22. 23A-Chris Arnold (DNF); 23. 41-Jeff Halligan (DNF); 24. 21X-Kyle Abrahims (DNF); No Time

Lap Leaders – Matt Findley (1-6), Chandler Leiby (7-12), Kyle Denmyer (13-14), Chandler Leiby (15-20)

358 Sprint Heat One Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 28-Matt Findley; 2. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 3. 119-Chandler Leiby; 4. 16-Matt Campbell; 5. 15S-Shai Morris; 6. 19S-Steve Drevicki; 7. 67W-Justin Whittall; 8. 12-Brent Shearer; 9. 00-Chris Frank; 10. 7-Trey Hivner; 11. 38-Brett Strickler. Time – 2:26.40

358 Sprint Heat Two Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 41-Jeff Halligan; 3. 21X-Kyle Abrahims; 4. 5A-Brian Allman; 5. 4R-Tyler Walton; 6. 13S-Jon Stewart; 7. 35-Tyler Esh; 8. 19L-Adam Lyman; 9. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF); 10. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF). No Time

358 Sprint Heat Three Finish (10 laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 27S-Adrian Shaffer; 2. 5-Phil Walter; 3. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 4. 38D-Kyle Demyer; 5. 91-Brie Hershey; 6. 22B-Nat Tuckey; 7. 23A-Chris Arnold (DNF); 8. 22-Nathan Prezenica (DNF); 9. 23R-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (DNF); 10. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF). No Time

358 Sprint Consolation Finish (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 12-Brent Shearer; 2. 23A-Chris Arnold; 3. 00-Chris Frank; 4. 35-Tyler Esh; 5. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 6. 7-Trey Hivner; 7. 67W-Justin Whittall (DNF); 8. 22-Nathan Prezenica (DNF); 9. 38-Brett Strickler (DNF); 10. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 11. 19L-Adam Lyman (DNF); DNS: 23R-Todd Rittenhouse. No Time

Saturday, September 3, 2016

OWINGS MAKES LAST-LAP PASS TO SCORE FOURTH TRAIL-WAY WIN OF THE YEAR; FLETCHER LINCOLN/TRAIL-WAY “SHOOTOUT” CHAMP

HANOVER, PA (9/2/2016) –It was another sprint car thriller at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

In the end, it was Steve Owings making the last-lap pass over race-long leader and Trail-Way points leader David Holbrook to score his fourth win of the year in the 25-lap “358” sprint car feature.

“That was tight.  I hated to get into Dave there at the end, but it was for the win,” said Owings upon exiting his Westminster Transmission/Valentine Motorsports #35 in victory lane, “There’ll be another winner next week.  We’re going on vacation, but this place is really fun!”

Holbrook took the lead at the outset from his outside front-row starting spot and led until ninth-starting Owings pulled alongside him as the two crossed under the white flag.  The two touched in turns one and two, and Holbrook drove out of a near spin to recover and finish second .31 seconds behind the winner.

Isaac Sneeringer, Cody Fletcher, and Central PA point series leader Jeff Halligan completed the top five.

Fletcher and Halligan tied for the Lincoln/Trail-Way “Shootout” championship, with Fletcher taking the title worth $500 in a tiebreaker for having the best Trail-Way finish.

In addition the $1,000 winner’s share, Owings also received a $150 bonus from B&D Truck Hoist, one of his own sponsors, for being the event’s hard charger.  Mike Bittinger, involved in two early-race incidents, received $50 from B&D Truck Hoist as the event’s hard luck driver.

Sixth through tenth were Dwight Leppo, Tyler Walton, Rick Horn, Seth Kearchner, and Dalton Dietrich.

Qualifiers for the 18 “358” sprint cars were won by Sneeringer, Owings, and Kearchner.


HOOSIER TIRE MID-ATLANTIC 358 SPRINT CARS (RACE #2 OF LINCOLN/TRAIL-WAY SHOOTOUT)

FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings (Big Mike’s Crabhouse Hard Charger); 2. 77-David Holbrook; 3. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher (Lincoln/Trail-Way 358 Shootout Champion); 5. 41-Jeff Halligan; 6. 4-Dwight Leppo; 7. 4R-Tyler Walton; 8. 01-Rick Horn; 9. 30-Seth Kearchner; 10. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 11. 14C-Dave Carlberg; 12. 22T-Dave Thrush; 13. 64-Randy Whisler; 14. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 15. 39-JB Cunningham, Jr. (DNF); 16. 99Y-Shane Yost (DNF); 17. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 18. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders: David Holbrook (1-24); Steve Owings (25)


358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 2. 9-Dalton Dietrich; 3. 12-Mike Bittinger; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 22T-Dave Thrush; 6. 64-Randy Whisler. Time – 2:28.34

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1.35-Steve Owings ; 2. 77-David Holbrook; 3. 4R-Tyler Walton; 4. 39-JB Cunningham, Jr.; 5. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 6. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle. Time – 2:26.21

358 Sprint Heat 3 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 30-Seth Kearchner; 2. 4-Dwight Leppo; 3. 41-Jeff Halligan; 4. 01-Rick Horn; 5. 14C-Dave Carlberg; 6. 99Y-Shane Yost. Time – 2:25.28

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Central PA 358 Point Series point standings 8/28/16

Here are the updated Central PA 358 Point Series point standings after this weekends 3 point series races at Trail Way, Williams Grove and Lincoln Speedways.

1. Jeff Halligan - 469 Pts. (1 win)
2. Doug Hammaker - 420 Pts. (3 win)
3. Matt Campbell - 385 Pts. (2 win)
4. Adrian Shaffer - 297 pts. (2 win)
5. Chandler Leiby - 270 Pts.
6. Jeff Rohrbaugh - 244 Pts (2 win)
7. Kevin Nouse - 226 Pts. (1 win)
8. David Holbrook - 212 Pts.(2 win)
9. Tyler Esh - 202 Pts.
10.Cody Fletcher - 163 Pts.
11.Dwight Leppo - 151 Pts.
12.Seth Kearchner - 150 Pts.
13.Matt Findley - 144 Pts.
14.Steve Owings - 140 Pts. (3 win)
15.Brie Hershey - 124 Pts. (2 win)
16.Chris Arnold - 124 Pts. (1 win)
17.Dalton Dietrich - 120 Pts. (1 win)
18.Kyle Denmyer - 120 Pts.
19.Brent Shearer - 114 Pts.
20.Mike Bittinger - 118 Pts. (1 win)
21.Steve Drevicki - 111 Pts. (1 win)
22.Isaac Sneeringer - 103 Pts. (1 win)
23.Phil Walter - 101 Pts.
24.CJ Tracy - 94 Pts. (1 win)
25.Troy Wagaman - 93 Pts. (1 win)
26.Tyler Walton - 90 Pts. (1 win)
27.Zach Euculano - 86 Pts.
28.Jason Cunningham - 62 Pts.
29.Trey Hivner - 60 Pts. (1 win)
30.Randy Whisler - 60 Pts.
31.Nyle Berkes - 60 Pts.
32.Chris Frank - 59 Pts.
33.Brian Allman - 57 Pts.
34.Todd Rittenhouse Jr. - 56 Pts.
35.Jordan Givler - 51 Pts.
36.Wyatt Hinkle - 50 Pts.
37.Brandon Noel -  48 Pts.
38.Ashley Cappetta - 48 Pts.
39.Eric Parker - 45 Pts.
40.Kody Hartlaub - 39 Pts.
41.Glenndon Forsythe - 32 Pts.
42.Cody Keller - 30 Pts.
43.Dave Thrush - 22 Pts.
44.Ryan Higgins - 20 Pts.
45.Rich Eichelberger - 18 Pts.
46.Dan Richcreek - 16 Pts.
47.Justin Whitall - 14 Pts.
48.Rick Horn - 14 Pts.
49.Jared Esh - 14 Pts.
50.Chad Trout - 14 Pts.
51.Austin Kirby - 12 Pts.
52.Bob Howard - 12 Pts.
53.Shane Smith - 12 Pts.
54.Steven Kisamore - 8 Pts.