Friday, September 11, 2009
Friday night Trail Way Speedway will host their 2nd to last race of the season for the division. Williams Grove Speedway will see the 358 drivers headline the racing action this week at the track.
Saturday night is night of the champions as 2 tracks will have their champions crowned. Selinsgrove and Lincoln Speedway's will both be hosting their final point race of the season. This will also be your last chance to catch the 358's at Lincoln Speedway this season. Selinsgrove will have 1 more race for the 358's in 2 weeks.
Good luck to all the teams and drivers this weekend.
Driver - Points - Pts. Behind
1. Cory Haas-1895
2. Scott Geesey-1740-155
3. Frankie Herr-1620-275
4. Chad Criswell-1435-460
5. Billy Johns-1435-460
6. Eric Tomecek-1425-470
7. Mark Freeland-1350-545
8. Blane Heimbach-1320-575
9. Nicole Bower-1205-690
10.Rich Eichelberger -1160-735
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The points at Lincoln Speedway going into the final race look like this.
Driver - Points - Pts. Behind
1. Dale Hammaker-3515
2. Glenndon Forsythe-3350-165
3. Jeff Rohrbaugh-3335-180
4. Kevin Nagy -3250-265
5. Billy Dietrich-3080-435
6. Brad McClelland-2985-530
7. Tim Berkheimer-2855-660
8. Tim Wagaman-2855-660
9. Eric Tomecek-2835-680
With a 165 point lead over 2nd place it look like Dale Hammaker has a great shot of winning the points championship at Lincoln Speedway. It will boil down to Hammaker,Forsythe, and Rohrbaugh.
Good luck to all the teams this week.
Driver Points Pts. Behind
1. Nate Snyder - 5220
2. Blane Heimbach -5140-80
3. TJ Stutts -4900-320
4. Phil Walter -4550-670
5. Mike Walter-4220-1,000
6. Colby Womer-4120-1,100
7. Davie Franek-4095-1,125
8. Matt Heimbach-3955-1,265
9. Scott Flammer-3940-1,280
10.Jeff Furlong - 3820 - 1,400
It looks to be a 3 car battle on Saturday night for the title, but there are battles throughout the field for spots in the final rundown. 5th through 9th are separated by just 280 points. That is a big swing in the standings.
Good luck to all the drivers this week.
Nate Snyder of Halifax leads the 358 sprint car standings by just 80 points over Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove. Snyder is one race away from clinching his first career sprint car title, while Heimbach will be gunning for his third career title at Selinsgrove Speedway.
TJ Stutts of Liverpool, who won his first race of the season last Saturday and became the division’s ninth different winner, also has a shot at his first career title mathematically, with 320 points separating him from Snyder in the third position.
In the event of a complete cancellation this Saturday due to inclement weather, the point standings for all four divisions will be final as of Sept. 5.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Hanover, PA (9/4/09) –How wild was the racing under the full moon at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night?
Wild enough that winner Mike Bittinger pulled into victory lane without a front bumper. And wild enough that Brad McClelland and Billy Dietrich tied for third at the finish.
Bittinger kept control after contact with a spinning car to hold onto the lead and pilot the Pancho’s Racing Products #93 to his fourth win of the year at Trail-Way.
“I was messin’ around there at the beginning. I don’t know what I was doing,” said a happy Bittinger after scoring his tenth career win at the TW, “But then Brad (McClelland) to up with me...and I’ve been told that when Brad’s there, you drive harder.”
Bittinger started eighth and was still seventh when a red flag came out for a flipping Doug Hammaker in turns three and four of lap six. Hammaker was uninjured in the crash, which also involved Cale Griffin, Brian Bruckner, Nathan Berwager, Tim Wagaman, and Tim Stallings.
“When I went into the turns on the restart, it stuck, and I said ‘Let’s go!’,” said Bittinger, “I kept running the top line and then all went well until I hit lapped traffic and started making mistakes. It’s good we had that caution later in the race.”
Bittinger advanced from seventh on the seventh-lap restart to third by the end of lap eight. Two laps later, he drove around second-place Derek Sell on the back stretch and around race-long leader Rick Horn for the lead exiting turn four.
He led the rest of the way, despite heavy late pressure from ninth-starting Jeff Rohrbaugh. Billy Dietrich and Brad McClelland joined the battle late in the event and crossed wheel-to-wheel at the finish. Officials declared the battle for third a tie, with Austin Reed crossing fifth.
Sixth through tenth were Jessie Morrison, Logan Schuchart, DS Diversified Services hard charger Dale Hammaker (who started 22nd), Kyle Moody, and John Barnett.
Heats for the 34 “358” sprint cars were won by Sell, McClelland, Reed, and Schuchart.
Keith Prutzman won the consolation event.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
TJ Stutts of Liverpool returned to Victory Lane Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway for the first time since 2006, when he won two 410 sprint car races, for his 11th career 358 sprint car win in the division’s 25-lap main event.
Stutts, driving the Mountain View Travel No. 2T, became the ninth different 358 sprint car winner this season. Currently in the third position in the A&A Auto Stores standings, Stutts is a title contender in the third position behind Nate Snyder of Halifax and Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove entering the final points race of the season next Saturday.
A two-car collision involving Shannon Mausteller and Nyle Berkes occurred in turn two on the start of the sprint car feature. When the race restarted, polesitter Charlie Anderson powered into the early lead with second-place starter Josh Beard and ninth-place starter Davie Franek in pursuit.
On a lap four restart, eighth-place starter Matt Heimbach advanced to fourth, while seven-time winner and 12th-place starter Pat Cannon moved into fifth. On a lap eight restart, Cannon horsepowered his way into the third position while a close battle for the lead unfolded between Anderson and Franek.
TJ Stutts, who started 10th, rocketed into the top five and passed Cannon for third at the halfway point. Showing a lot of speed, Stutts drove by Anderson and Franek for the lead using the outside lane entering turn one on the 14th circuit.
With seven laps remaining, Cannon moved into the second position and began to reel in Stutts in traffic to no avail. At the finish, Stutts was victorious by 1.6 seconds over Cannon, Franek, 19th-place starter Phil Walter, and 11th-place starter Blane Heimbach.
1. Jeff Rohrbaugh - 563 pts (3 wins)
2. Dale Hammaker - 495 pts (1 win)
3. Pat Cannon - 489 pts (7 wins)
4. Blane Heimbach - 487 pts (2 wins)
5. Brad McClelland - 480 pts (6 wins)
6. Billy Dietrich - 441 pts (1 win)
7. Nate Snyder - 405 pts
8. TJ Stutts - 340 pts (1 win)
9. Mike Bittinger - 336 pts (4 wins)
10.Kyle Moody - 335 pts (3 wins)
11.Tim Wagaman - 311 pts
12.Phil Walter - 293 pts (2 wins)
13.Glenndon Forsythe - 277 pts (3 wins)
14.Scott Geesey - 256 pts
15.Kevin Nouse - 219 pts (2 wins)
16.Logan Schuhart - 204 pts (1 win)
17.Eric Tomecek - 203 pts (1 win)
18.Colby Womer - 202 pts
19.Davie Franek - 199 pts
20.Matt Heimbach - 198 pts
21.Scott Flammer - 194 pts (2 wins)
22.Matt Boland - 194 pts (1 win)
23.Joe Trone Jr - 187 pts (1 win)
24.Adrian Shaffer - 184 pts (2 wins)
25.Cory Haas - 184 pts (1 win)
26.Mike Walter - 173 pts
27.Nicole Bower - 163 pts (1 win)
28.Jason Clauss - 156 pts
29.Austin Reed - 152 pts
30.Frankie Herr - 150 pts (1 win)
31.Jeff Furlong - 142 pts
32.Tim Berkheimer - 140 pts
33.John Barnett - 131 pts
34.Chad Criswell - 128 pts (1 win)
35.Keith Prutzman - 126 pts
36.Doug Hammaker - 118 pts
37.Jason Shultz - 114 pts (1 win)
38.Gerard McIntyre Jr- 111 pts (1 win)
39.Matt Horst - 101 pts
40.Aaron Ott - 100 pts
41.Nyle Burkes - 96 pts
42.Jessie Morrison - 95 pts
43.Billy Johns - 90 pts
44.Danny Dietrich - 87 pts
45.Derek Locke - 81 pts
46.Jordan Frontz - 80 pts (1 win)
47.Ryan Kissinger - 79 pts
48.Shane Smith - 76 pts
49.Randy Davis - 76 pts
50.Jay Galloway - 74 pts
51.Joey Borich - 72 pts (1 win)
52.Mark Freeland - 72 pts
53.Kevin Nagy - 68 pts
54.Derek Sell - 65 pts
55.Steve Fannasy - 63 pts
56.Randy Whisler - 56 pts
57.Ricky Stonebraker -52 pts
58.Nate Hammaker - 51 pts
59.Rich Eichelberger- 50 pts (1 win)
60.Elvin Diller - 48 pts
61.Josh Beard - 42 pts
62.Brian Bruckner - 40 pts
63.Chris Borich - 36 pts
64.Chuck Paige - 36 pts
65.Dave Calaman - 35 pts
66.Mark Coldren - 35 pts
67.Jason Cherry - 32 pts
68.Zach Shive Euculano-32 pts
69.Chris Shuttlesworth-32 pts
70.Amy Ott - 30 pts
71.Jessica Anderson - 30 pts
72.Brie Hershey - 30 pts
73.Tony Smolenyak - 30 pts
74.Mike Ressler - 28 pts
75.Mark Manier Jr.- 28 pts
76.Todd Reed - 26 pts
77.Cliff Brian - 25 pts
78.Jack Thornton - 24 pts
79.Nathan Burwager - 24 pts
80.Nick Palmerino - 20 pts
81.Duane Mausteller - 18 pts
82.Todd Rittenhouse Jr-16 pts
83.Brian Garland - 16 pts
84.Danny Massey - 16 pts
85.Tom Wise - 16 pts
86.Charlie Anderson - 16 pts
87.Joel VanBuskirk - 14 pts
88.Craig Laudermilch - 12 pts
89.Kyle Pruitt - 12 pts
90.Brian Nornhold - 12 pts
91.George Streaker Jr.-12 pts
92.Jay Reichard - 10 pts
93.Matt Horst - 10 pts