Monday, April 21, 2014

Kevin Nouse Wins Second In-a-row in 358 Sprints

Kevin Nouse raced his way from his 12th starting spot to score an impressive win in the 20-lap feature for his second win in-a-row at Lincoln in 358 Sprint car action.

The Mechanicsburg driver worked his way into second spot by lap eight and made the race winning move by Jay Galloway on the 15th lap. From there Nouse drove away to fourth career win in the Pigeon Hills.

Nouse did have several close calls during the feature before bringing his Bulls-Eye Express, McKeehan Motorsports No. 4R sprinter to victory lane.

Galloway finished second followed by Brian Allman, Chase Dietz and Chandler Leiby with Matt Campbell, Matt Findley, Brie Hershey, Mike Bittinger and Zach Eucalano rounding out the top 10 finishers.



Heats for the 27 358 sprint cars were won by Rick Horn, Nouse and Dietz with Tyler Esh topping the consolation.

Keizer Aluminum Wheels 358 Sprints

Feature (20 laps) - 1. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 2. 27-Jay Galloway; 3. 5A-Brian Allman; 4. 2D-Chase Dietz; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby; 6. 16-Matt Campbell; 7. 28-Matt Findley; 8. 97-Brie Hershey; 9. 31-Mike Bittinger; 10. 10-Zac Eucalano; 11. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 12. 17-Niki Young; 13. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 14. 35-Tyler Esh; 15. 47-Michael Hamer; 16. 2-Denny Gross; 17. 11-Leah Starner; 18. 13-Ryan Higgins; 19. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 20. 01-Rick Horn; 21. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 22. 3W-Duane Watson (DNF); 23. 38-Mark Strickler (DNF); 24. 94-Ted Thomas, Jr. (DNF). No Time

Heat 1 (10 laps) - 1. 01-Rick Horn; 2. 16-Matt Campbell; 3. 28-Matt Findley; 4. 47-Michael Hamer; 5. 3W-Duane Watson; 6. 45H- Jeff Halligan; 7. 35-Tyler Esh; 8. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 9. 2-Denny Gross. Time 2:24.19

Heat 2 (10 laps) 1. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 2. 11-Leah Starner; 3. 119-Chandler Leiby; 4. 31-Mike Bittinger; 5. 19-Troy Wagaman, Jr.; 6. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 7. 13-Ryan Higgins; 8. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 9. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (DNS). Time 2:27.94

Heat 3 (10 laps) 1. 2D-Chase Dietz; 2. 27-Jay Galloway; 3. 97-Brie Hershey; 4. 5A-Brian Allman; 5. 10-Zac Eucalano; 6. 94-Ted Thomas, Jr.; 7. 38-Mark Strickler (DNF); 8. 91-Niki Young (DNF); 9. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF). No Time

Consolation (6 laps) - 1. 35-Tyler Esh; 2. 38-Mark Strickler; 3. 17N-Niki Young; 4. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 5. 13-Ryan Higgins; 6. 2-Denny Gross; 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); 8. 45-Jeff Rohr Baugh (DNS); 9. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (DNS). No Time

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade point standings

Here are the updated Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade point standings after this weekends point races at Trail Way and Lincoln Speedway's.

1. Kevin Nouse -205 Pts. (1 Win)
2. Chandler Leiby -130 Pts.
3. Brad McClelland - 120 Pts. (1 Win)
4. Matt Campbell -92 Pts.
5. Chase Dietz -90 Pts.
6. Niki Young -85 Pts. (1 win)
7.Jay Galloway - 75 Pts.
8. Duane Watson -72 Pts.
9. Brie Hershey -72 Pts.
10. Adrian Shaffer - 60 Pts. (1 Win)
11.Tyler Ross - 50 Pts. (1 Win)
12.Zach Euculano -46 Pts.
13.Jeff Halligan - 44 Pts.
14.Tyler Esh - 44 - Pts.
15.Brock Zearfoss - 41 Pts.
16.Randy Whisler - 35 Pts.
17.Seth Kearchner - 35 Pts.
18.Brian Allman - 30 Pts.
19.Dwight Leppo - 24 Pts.
20.Mark Stickler -22 Pts.
21.Robert Kendall - 22 Pts.
22.Brent Rumberger - 20 Pts
23.Scott Fisher - 20 Pts.
24.Kody Lehman - 18 Pts.
25.Cody Fletcher - 16 Pts.
26.Matt Findley - 16 Pts.
27.Doug Hammaker -16 Pts.
28.Kyle Denmyer - 12 Pts.
29.Mike Bittinger - 12 Pts.
30.Rick Horn - 10 Pts.
31.Kyle Purks - 5 Pts.
32.Leah Starner - 5 Pts.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Brad McClelland wins season opener at Trail Way Speedway

Hanover, PA (04/18/14) – Brad McClelland showed everyone Friday night why he’s the all-time winner at Trail-Way Speedway, coming from the back to win the season opener for 358 sprint cars.

McClelland scratched from his qualifying event after blowing a motor in warm-ups. His team returned home to grab a second car, and returned in time for McClelland to tag the rear of the 10-car field for the start of the feature.

It took him just 11 laps to take the lead, sliding under Randy Whisler for the front spot in turn four.

“I want to praise the crew for getting the car ready,” said McClelland in victory lane, “They got it back together just in time. I don’t know what happened to Robbie (Kendall). He would have been hard to beat.”

Kendall led the first nine laps from his outside front row starting spot before he dove to the infield with motor problems during a caution flag for Brent Rumberger, who spun into the infield after contact with Matt Campbell on the backstretch.

Whisler assumed the lead for the restart and led one lap before yielding to McClelland.

Once in front, the Don Beard Racing Engines/Rucker Computer Solutions/Littlestown Auto Care drove away from the field to a 5.82-second win over Whisler, with Seth Kearchner, Campbell, and Zach Euculano completing the top five.

Heats for the ten 358 sprinters were won by Kendall and Dwight Leppo.

Feature (25 Laps)

1. 6R-Brad McClelland; 2. 64-Randy Whisler; 3. 30-Seth Kearchner; 4. 16-Matt Campbell; 5. 10-Zach Euculano; 6. 45H-Jeffrey Halligan; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 4-Dwight Leppo; 9. 55-Robert Kendall (DNF); 10. 9R-Brent Rumberger (DNF). No Time.

Lap Leaders- Robert Kendall (1-9); Randy Whisler (10); Brad McClelland (11-25).



Heat 1 (10 Laps/All to Qualify)

1. 55-Robert Kendall; 2. 30-Seth Kearchner; 3. 10-Zach Euculano; 4. 16-Matt Campbell; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher. Time 2:21.31.



Heat 2 (10 Laps/All to Qualify)

1. 4-Dwight Leppo; 2. 45H-Jeffrey Halligan; 3. 9R-Brent Rumberger; 4. 64-Randy Whisler (DNF); DNS: 6R-Brad McClelland. Time 2:23.91.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade point standings for 4/13/14

Here are the updated Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade point standings after Sunday nights race at Susquehanna Speedway.

1. Kevin Nouse -145 Pts. (1 Win)
2. Chandler Leiby -110 Pts.
3. Niki Young -85 Pts. (1 win)
4. Duane Watson -72 Pts.
5.Brad McClelland - 70 Pts.
6. Matt Campbell -62 Pts.
7. Adrian Shaffer - 60 Pts. (1 Win)
8. Brie Hershey -58 Pts.
9. Chase Dietz -55 Pts.
10.Tyler Ross - 50 Pts. (1 Win)
11.Tyler Esh - 44 - Pts.
12.Brock Zearfoss - 41 Pts.
13.Jay Galloway - 35 Pts.
14.Zach Euculano -26 Pts.
15.Mark Stickler -22 Pts.
16.Jeff Halligan - 21 Pts.
17.Scott Fisher - 20 Pts.
18.Kody Lehman - 18 Pts.
19.Doug Hammaker -16 Pts.
20.Kyle Denmyer - 12 Pts.
21.Brent Rumberger - 10 Pts
22.Kyle Purks - 5 Pts.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade point standings

Here are the updated Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade after this weeks lone point race at Lincoln Speedway.

1. Kevin Nouse -135 Pts. (1 Win)
2. Niki Young -85 Pts. (1 win)
3. Chandler Leiby -75 Pts.
4. Duane Watson -72 Pts.
5. Adrian Shaffer - 60 Pts. (1 Win)
6. Brie Hershey -58 Pts.
7. Chase Dietz -55 Pts.
8. Matt Campbell -44 Pts.
9. Jay Galloway - 35 Pts.
10.Zach Euculano -26 Pts.
11.Brad McClelland - 25 Pts.
12.Tyler Esh - 25 Pts
13.Mark Stickler -22 Pts.
14.Kody Lehman - 18 Pts.
15.Brock Zearfoss - 16 Pts.
16.Doug Hammaker -16 Pts.
17.Kyle Purks - 5 Pts
18.Jeff Halligan - 5 Pts.

Kevin Nouse comes from seventh to win "358" main

Mechanicsburg's Kevin Nouse prevailed in a late-race battle with Chase Dietz to score the win in the 20-lap "358" sprint car feature. Nouse started seventh and grabbed the runner-up spot from polesitter and early-race leader Tyler Esh on lap 10. From there, he tracked down fourth-starting Dietz, who had taken the lead from Esh on lap five.

Nouse was on Dietz's back bumper as the two navigated through lapped traffic with two laps to go. That's when disaster nearly struck for both leaders, with Dietz getting crossed up by a lapped car in turn four and both cars bouncing off each other exiting the turn. Nouse nipped Dietz at the line with the white flag waving, and held on for his third career Lincoln win.

Dietz settled for second, with opening day winner Niki Young coming from eighth to cross third. Competing the top five were Esh and Matt Campbell. Rounding out the top ten were Duane Watson, Zach Eucalano, Brie Hershey, Chandler Leiby, and Jay Galloway.

Heats for the 19 358 sprinters were won by Watson and Nouse.

358 Sprints:
Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 2. 2D-Chase Dietz; 3. 91-Niki Young; 4. 35-Tyler Esh; 5. 16-Matt Campbell; 6. 3W-Duane Watson; 7. 10-Zach Eucalano; 8. 97-Brie Hershey; 9. 119-Chandler Leiby; 10. 27-Jay Galloway; 11. 38-Mark Strickler; 12. 01-Rick Horn; 13. 89-Ashley Cappetta (DNF); 14. 31-Michael Markey (DNF); 15. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); DNS – 45H-Jeff Halligan, 5A-Brian Allman, 21-CJ Tracey, 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. No Time

Lap Leaders – Tyler Esh (1-4), Chase Dietz (5-18), Kevin Nouse (19-20)

1st Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 3W-Duane Watson; 2. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 3. 10-Zach Eucalano; 4. 97-Brie Hershey; 5. 35-Tyler Esh; 6. 2D-Chase Dietz; 7. 119-Chandler Leiby; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 31-Michael Markey (DNF); DNS – 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. No Time

2nd Heat (10 Laps) – 1. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 2. 27-Jay Galloway; 3. 91-Niki Young; 4. 38-Mark Strickler; 5. 16-Matt Campbell (DNF); 6. 21-CJ Tracey (DNF); 7. 5A-Brian Allman (DNF); 8. 01-Rick Horn (DNF); DNS – 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh. Time – 2:19.97

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade

Here are the updated Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade after this weeks lone point race at Williams Grove Speedway.

1. Kevin Nouse -75 Pts.
2. Chandler Leiby -63 Pts.
3. Adrian Shaffer - 60 Pts. (1 Win)
4. Niki Young -55 Pts. (1 win)
5. Duane Watson -47 Pts.
6. Brie Hershey -44 Pts.
7. Brad McClelland - 25 Pts.
8. Matt Campbell -24 Pts.
9. Mark Stickler -22 Pts.
10.Chase Dietz -20 Pts
11.Jay Galloway - 20 Pts.
12.Kody Lehman - 18 Pts.
13.Brock Zearfoss - 16 Pts.
14.Doug Hammaker -16 Pts.
15.Zach Euculano -10 Pts.
16.Kyle Purks - 5 Pts

Adrian Shaffer Open Williams Grove Season With Win

Adrian Shaffer led all 20 laps of the 358 sprint main for his eighth career victory in the division at the track. Chandler Leiby wrestled his way up to second by the halfway point but there was no closing on Shaffer at the front. Kevin Nouse dueled with Brad McClelland early to advance into third for the finish. McClelland was fourth with Jay Galloway finishing fifth. Sixth through 10th went to Kody Lehman, Brock Zearfoss, Brie Hershey, Duane Watson and Matt Campbell. Heats went to Shaffer and Leiby.

358 sprints, 20 laps:
1) 27s Adrian Shaffer 2) 119 Chandler Leiby 3) 4R Kevin Nouse 4) 6R Brad McClelland 5) 27 Jay
Galloway 6) 47K Kody Lehman 7) 1w Brock Zearfoss 8) 97 Brie Hershey 9) 3w Duane Watson 10) 16
Matt Campbell 11) 35 Tyler Esh 12) 64K Kyle Purks 13) 11 Leah Starner 14) 21 Scott Fisher

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Defending champ Young claims opener with new race team in 358 sprints;



Defending track champ Niki Young started on the pole led every lap of the 20-lap season opener for “358” sprint cars, holding off heavy pressure from 2013 Williams Grove champ Kevin Nouse for his eighth career Lincoln win.

And he did it with a new race team, now driving for car owners Jeff Boll and Mike Miller in the Lee Alwine Ornamental Iron Works #91.

Though he led the whole way, Young survived a 10th-lap challenge from Nouse, who started tenth and pulled alongside Young heading in to turn one. Young drove low and took away Nouse’s line entering the first turn. Nouse settled for second, with Duane Watson completing his best-ever 358 sprint run in third. Lady driver Brie Hershey and Chase Dietz rounded out the top five.

Sixth through tenth were Chandler Leiby, Doug Hammaker, Matt Campbell, Mark Strickler, and Zach Eucalano.
Heats for the 18 “358” sprinters were won by Nouse and Strickler.

358 Sprints:

Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 91-Niki Young; 2. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 3. 3W-Duane Watson; 4. 97-Brie Hershey; 5. 2D-Chase Dietz; 6. 119-Chandler Leiby; 7. 66-Doug Hammaker; 8. 16-Matt Campbell; 9. 38-Mark Strickler; 10. 10-Zach Eucalano; 11. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 12. 01-Rick Horn (DNF); 13. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF); 14. 28-Matt Findley (DNF); DNS – 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh, 35-Steve Owings, 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., 5A-Brian Allman. No Time

Lap Leaders – Niki Young (1-20)



1st Heat (10 Laps) - 1. 4R-Kevin Nouse; 2. 91-Niki Young; 3. 2D-Chase Dietz; 4. 10-Zach Eucalano; 5. 119-Chandler Leiby (DNF); 6. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh (DNF); 7. 38D-Kyle Denmyer (DNF);8. 35-Tyler Esh (DNF); DNS – 16-Matt Campbell. Time – 2:24.25

2nd Heat (10 Laps) – 1. 38-Mark Strickler; 2. 97-Brie Hershey; 3. 3W-Duane Watson; 4. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 5. 01-Rick Horn (DNF); 6. 28-Matt Findley (DNF); 7. 66-Doug Hammaker (DNF); 8. 23-Todd Rittenhouse, Jr. (DNF); 9. 5A-Brian Allman (DNF). Time – 2:34.16

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade

The Central PA 358 Point Series is proud to announce the signing of a new series sponsor for the 2014 racing season. Capitol Renegade Coaches and Trailers has come on board as the official coach and trailer company of the 358 division. GM of Capitol Renegade Wayne Quackenbush has joined forces with the series to give the drivers something big to shoot for in 2014. The series champion will now receive $3,000 in the season long battle to be crowned the 2014 Central PA 358 Point Series Champion.

“We were looking for a way to get exposure to the sprint car teams and I read about the Series sponsorship dilemma in AARN. Knowing the financial struggles first hand of what it takes to field a race team weekly, I felt this was a great way to give back to some well deserving guys.”
The Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade has seen the 358 race teams receive close to $84,000 in the 5 years of the series. This year the drivers will be racing for the $3,000 top prize that will go to the driver who is crowed the champion after a long 63 race schedule which will kick off on March 22nd at Lincoln Speedway. The division will see races at 4 different race tracks. Friday nights the 358’s will see battle at Trail Way Speedway as well as Williams Grove Speedway. Saturday nights the 358’s will be racing at Lincoln and Susquehanna Speedway will play host to 3 special shows through out the season, the final race being held on Novemeber 15th which will see the 2014 358 Point Series Champion crowned.
“With our lineup of United and inTech all aluminum trailers as well as our Renegade Coach’s and trailers we feel we have something to fit every racers budget” adds Wayne. “ I feel like this series is a perfect partnership to get our name introduced to our desired market.”
Not only will the drivers of the 358 division be racing for the $3,000 top prize this season the 2nd place finisher in the points will receive $1,000. With the help of long time series sponsors Hoseheads.com, PA Powder Custom Powder Coating , Jager Hill Racing, WRT Speedwerx, Delco Designs, and Rucker Computer Solutions this is shaping up to be one of the best season for the 358 division.
The 358 division has seen 4 different drivers be crowned the series champion in its 5 years. Jeff Rohrbaugh was crowned the inaugural series champion in 2009, Pat Cannon won the series Championship in 2010. 2014 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year Contender Logan Schuchart won the championship in 2011. Pat Cannon became the only repeat Champion when he won the series championship in 2012. Last season saw Austin Hogue take the championship in only his 3rd season in the 358 division.
The Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade has been the launching pad for many of Central PA’S and the Nations 410 sprint car stars. Drivers such as Schuchart, Cannon the 3 time defending Jim Nace Memorial 410 National Open winner, 2 time and defending Lincoln Speedway World of Outlaws winner Danny Dietrich, 2009 National 410 Sprint car Rookie of the year Adam Wilt , 2010 National 410 Rookie of the Year Brad McClelland, Port Royal track champions Chad Layton and Blane Heimbach, the 2005 Williams Grove National Open winner Doug Esh  all got their start in full size sprint cars in the 358 division.
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All things 358 racing can be found at the home of the Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade www.centralparacing.com