Saturday, April 3, 2010
The final rundown was....
1. Blane Heimbach
2. Pat Cannon
3. TJ Stutts
4. Jason Shultz
5. Josh Beard
6. Davie Franek
7. Colby Womer
8. Matt Boland
9. Matt Heimbach
10. Matt Horst
11. Jordan Frontz
12. Duane Mausteller
13. Larry Kelleher
14. Ryan Kissinger
15. Bob Beidelman
16. Steven Nederostek
17. Mike Walter
18. Nate Snyder
19. Tom Wise
20. Jessica Anderson
21. Brian Nornhold
22. Chuck Paige
23. Derek Locke
24. Phil Walter
The final rundown was...
Feature (20-Laps) - 1. 7V-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 66-Dale Hammaker; 3. 7C-Chad Trout; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich; 5. 50-Tim Berkheimer; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 7. 35-Steve Owings; 8. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe; 9. 2J-Billy Johns; 10. 11T-Eric Tomecek; 11. 1-Tim Wagaman; 12. 00-Mike Bittinger; 13. 27-Jay Galloway; 14. 28-Keith Prutzman; 15. 67-Jason Cherry; 16. 97-Brie Hershey; 17. 0-Steve Storie; 18. 94-Ted Thomas; 19. 67K-Jeff Geiges; 20. 00P-Bill Brown (DNF); 21. 75-Nicole Bower (DNF); 22. 52-Amy Ott (DNF); 23. B52-Brook Weibley (DNF); 24. 23B-Todd Rittenhouse Jr. (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders - Jeff Rohrbaugh (1-20)
Hanover, PA (04/2/10) –Brad McClelland moved alongside Jeff Rohrbaugh at the top of the all-time Trail-Way win list in Friday’s season opener for the 358 sprints Friday night.
But he wouldn’t have, had Rohrbaugh not clipped a lapped car and flipped in turns one and two with three laps to go.
A redraw for the feature saw McClelland start on the pole and lead the first 15 laps. But Rohrbaugh, who started eighth, advanced through the field to dive under McClelland for the race lead in heavy lapped traffic entering turn one of lap 16.
Rohrbaugh, McClelland, and 14th-starting Billy Dietrich ran away from the field over the next six laps before Rohrbaugh and Dale Hammaker flipped simultaneously in turns one and two of lap 23. Both drivers were uninjured. The leaders were so far ahead of the rest of the field that Hammaker was running seventh at the time just in front of Rohrbaugh.
It was the second red flag of the event. Austin Reed vaulted over the first-turn catch fence in a spectacular crash while running third on lap three. He was also uninjured.
The Rohrbaugh crash put McClelland back in the lead with three laps to go. By that time, there were only five cars on the lead lap.
McClelland drove away to his 21st career win at the T-W, moving him back into a first-place tie with Rohrbaugh on the all-time win list.
“I didn’t think I could get through lapped traffic and Jeff did,” said McClelland upon exiting his B&D Truck Hoist #6, “But I guess he was a little impatient, and I got lucky to restart with the lead.”
“We had some issues with lapped traffic,” continued McClelland, “but in a couple of weeks, they’ll all be fast.”
Troy Becker, racing for the first time in three years, crossed third, with seventh-starting Tim Wagaman fourth and Keith Prutzman fifth. Sixth through tenth were 21st-starting Randy Davis, Jessie Morrison, Mike Bittinger, Scott Fisher (in first ever 358 sprint car race), and 20th-starting Peter Bartley.
Heat winners for the 21 “358” sprinters on hand were won by Wagaman, Brian Bruckner, and Joe Trone, Jr.
1. 6-Brad McClelland; 2. 8-Billy Dietrich; 3. 98B-Troy Becker; 4. 1-Tim Wagaman; 5. 28-Keith Prutzman; 6. 98-Randy Davis, Jr.; 7. 18J-Jessie Morrison; 8. 00-Mike Bittinger; 9. 21-Scott Fisher; 10. 36T-Peter Bartley; 11. 27-Brian Suchy; 12. 7V-Jeff Rohrbaugh(DNF); 13. 66-Dale Hammaker(DNF); 14. 10-Zach Euculano(DNF); 15. 59T-Tim Stallings(DNF); 16. 66B-Cory Brockman(DNF); 17. 17G-George Streaker, Jr.(DNF); 18. 10W-Brian Bruckner(DNF); 19. 34-Austin Reed(DNF); 20. 64-Randy Whisler(DNF); 21. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.(DNF). No Time.
Lap Leaders- Brad McClelland (1-15, 23-25), Jeff Rohrbaugh (16-22).
Pat Cannon won the 20-lap 358 c.i. sprint feature and became that division’s career win leader. He started fifth and took the lead from T. J. Stutts on the 8th lap, then rolled to his 15th career victory. Nate Snyder, Cory Haas, T. J. Stutts and Chad Criswell completed the top five. Heats for the 36 358s were won by Criswell, Haas, Scott Geesey and Cannon. The consolation race went to Amy Ott.
358 c.i. Sprint Car Feature - 20 laps - 1. Pat Cannon, 2. Nate Snyder, 3. Cory Haas, 4. T. J. Stutts, 5. Chad Criswell, 6. Blane Heimbach, 7. Scott Geesey, 8. Chad Trout, 9. Nate Hammaker, 10. Rich Eichelberger, 11. Glenndon Forsythe, 12. Logan Schuchart, 13. Kyle Moody, 14. Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., 15. Eric Tomecek, 16. Jason Shultz, 17. Steve Fannasy, 18. Jessica Anderson, 19. Danny Massey, 20. Ricky Stonebraker, 21. Matt Boland, 22, Amy Ott, 23. Kevin Nouse, 24. Tim Burkheimer
1. T. J. Stutts - 105 pts. (1 win)
2. Blane Heimbach - 103 pts. (1 win)
3. Nate Snyder - 85 pts.
4. Pat Cannon - 70 pts. (1 win)
5. Brad McClelland - 50 pts. (1 win)
6. Billy Dietrich - 45 pts.
7. Chad Criswell - 38 pts.
8. Matt Boland - 35 pts.
9. Troy Becker - 30 Pts.
10.Colby Womer - 30 pts.
11.Davie Franek - 30 pts.
12.Cory Haas - 30 pts.
13.Scott Geesey - 28 pts.
14.Tim Wagaman - 25 pts.
15.Keith Prutzman - 20 Pts.
16.Phil Walter - 20 pts.
17.Kevin Nouse - 18 pts.
18.Randy Davis - 18 pts.
19.Logan Schuchart -16 pts.
20.Jessie Morrison - 16 pts.
21.Kyle Moody - 14 pts.
22.Chad Trout - 14 pts.
23.Mike Bittinger - 14 pts.
24.Larry Kelleher - 12 pts.
25.Nate Hammaker - 12 pts.
26.Scott Fisher - 12 pts.
27.Rich Eichelberger- 10 pts.
28.Peter Bartley - 10 pts.
29.Jordan Frontz - 10 pts.
Friday, April 2, 2010
The finishing order saw Brad McClelland win, Bill Dietrich 2nd after starting 14th, Troy Becker 3rd in his first race back after a few year off, Tim Wagaman 4th and Kieth Prutzman rounding out the top 5. 6th through 10th where Randy Davis Jr. who started last in the feature, Jessie Morrison, Mike Bittinger, Scott Fisher, and Peter Bartley.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Saturday night Selinsgrove Speedway will play host to the rescheduled 2009 National Open that was rained out last fall. That race will pay $3,000 to win and will involve Time Trials. Lincoln Speedway will get their first 358 race of the season in after loosing the first race of the season to bad weather back in March.
All for races are points races for the Central PA 358 Point Series, so we will see some new names on the list come Sunday morning.
Good luck to every team this weekend.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – For the third time in his racing career, TJ Stutts of Liverpool won the sprint car season opener at Selinsgrove Speedway. Stutts drove to his 12th career 358 sprint car victory in the division’s 25-lap main event Saturday night, which marked the track’s 48th consecutive sprint car season opener since 1963.
The 30-year-old Stutts, driving the Mountain View Travel sponsored No. 2T, previously won Selinsgrove openers in 2001 driving a 358 sprint car and in 2006 behind the wheel of a 410 sprint car. Next week, Saturday, April 2, Stutts will also be gunning for his third career victory in the rescheduled 2009 National Open for 358 sprint cars that was rained out last fall. The 30-lap Open, which Stutts won in 2001 and 2003, will pay $3,000 to win.
Joining the 358 sprint cars on the April 2 racing card will be the roadrunners. Track gates will open at 4 p.m., with sprint car time trials
slated to start at 6 p.m.
AJ Stroup of Evendale won the 15-lap season opener for pro stocks. The victory marked the 14th of Stroup’s career at Selinsgrove.
The speedway will hold an open practice session this Wednesday, March 31, from 6:30-9 p.m. for all divisions.
Polesitter Jessica Anderson, last year’s Rookie of the Year, powered into the lead at the start of the sprint car feature. At the completion of the first lap, Anderson was leading third-place starter Phil Walter and second-place starter TJ Stutts.
On the sixth circuit, Stutts drove by Walter for second using the inside lane and set his sites on Anderson, who began to stretch her early race lead. Racing in traffic, Stutts pulled up on Anderson on the 10th lap and made the winning pass on the bottom of the track in turn one. Two laps later, Heimbach streaked into the second position.
On lap 18, Anderson’s impressive drive in the opener came to an end when her car lost a wheel entering turn three. On the subsequent restart, Stutts continued to set a blistering pace in front of Heimbach on the ultra-fast half-mile oval. With five laps remaining, ninth-place starter Davie Franek passed Walter for third and attempted to reel in the leaders.
In the final laps, Stutts began to stretch his lead over Heimbach, posting a 1.3 second margin of victory. Franek, defending champion and seventh-place starter Nate Snyder, and Walter rounded out the top five.
358 Sprint Cars – 31 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 2T TJ Stutts 2) 12 Blane Heimbach 3) 4R Davie Franek 4) 56 Nate Snyder 5) 5 Phil Walter 6) 21T Kevin Nouse 7) 1S Logan Schuchart 8) 19 Colby Womer 9) 76 Larry Kelleher 10) 19 Jordan Frontz 11) 22T Matt Boland 12) 16H Matt Horst 13) 21 Duane Mausteller 14) 5T Glendon Forsythe 15) 77 Derek Locke 16) 71C Charlie Anderson 17) 1N Brian Nornhold 18) 7 Joey Borich 19) 5B Josh Beard 20) 71 Jessica Anderson 21) 14 Matt Heimbach 22) 2 Jason Shultz 23) 66 Ryan Kissinger 24) 23M Tom Wise
Heat Winners: Kevin Nouse, Josh Beard, Blane Heimbach (NTR 8 Laps: 2:21.231)
Consolation Winner: Duane Mausteller
1. Blane Heimbach- 85 pts. (1 win)
2. T. J. Stutts - 80 pts. (1 win)
3. Nate Snyder - 50 pts.
4. Matt Boland - 35 pts.
5. Colby Womer - 30 pts.
6. Davie Franek - 30 pts.
7. Phil Walter - 20 pts.
8. Pat Cannon- 20 pts.
9. Chad Criswell - 18 pts.
10.Kevin Nouse - 18 pts.
11.Logan Schuchart -16 pts.
12.Kyle Moody - 14 pts.
13.Scott Geesey - 12 pts.
14.Larry Kelleher -12 pts.
15.Billy Dietrich- 10 pts.
16.Jordan Frontz - 10 pts.