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AUGUST 18, 2019

CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

LEVAN MACHINE AND TRUCK EQUIPMENT PRESENT. . . .

TONY STEWART’S ALL STAR SPRINTS & NASCAR MODIFIED DOUBLE HEADER AT GRANDVIEW THURSDAY NIGHT, BLANEY HOLDS TEN POINT LEAD OVER REUTZEL

BECHTELSVILLE, PA – Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car series will invade the Grandview Speedway Thursday night, August 22 joining the NASCAR Modifieds in this always popular Double Header. This event is part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrating its’ thirtieth season at the one-third mile high banked oval. Event sponsor, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment out of Fleetwood, PA will be a big part of the event festivities.

A heated point chase is underway for the All Star Circuit of Champions title with Dale Blaney of Hartford, OH holding a ten point advantage over Aaron Reutzel of Clute, TX. Reutzel is the defending winner of the 2018 Thunder on the Hill All Star sprint event. Cory Eliason of Visalia, CA is third in points followed by Paul McMahan and local Jonestown, PA driver Brock Zearfoss is fifth in the point battle. Locals expected to chase the All Star win include Danny Dietrich, Ryan Smith, Freddie and Brandon Rahmer, Mark Smith, Ryan Taylor, Kyle Moody and JJ Grasso to name a few.

Local favorite Ryan Smith owns eight career wins with the All Stars but is still looking for that first Thunder on the Hill win at Grandview. Smith and others will be looking for this win as they chase the prestigious Hodnett Cup, an actual trophy of Greg Hodnett that annually will honor one of the all-time greats in sprint car racing. Hodnett, a nine time winner and six time Thunder Series Champion at Grandview Speedway lost his life in a racing mishap in September of 2018 in Central Pennsylvania.

Joining the All Star Sprints will be the popular NASCAR 358 Modifieds in this always popular double-header. Jeff Strunk is the winningest driver in Thunder on the Hill history and he will be challenged by Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Mike Gular, Rick Laubach, Brett Kressley and Doug Manmiller just to name a few. The modifieds will complete in a series of qualifying events leading up to the 30 lap, $3,000 to win feature event.

Tickets for Thursday, August 22 are $30 for adults, $10 for children age 6 to 11, and free for kids under 6. Pit admission is $35 and no license is required. Advanced ticket holder can access the general admission seating at 4:30 PM, thirty minutes before tickets go on sale.

Advanced tickets are available by calling 443-513-4456. Guests may pick-up their tickets and pay for them the night of the event after 3:30 PM. Please leave a message with your name, and the number of tickets you are requesting.

Grandstand gates open at 5:00 PM, with racing starting at 7:30 PM.

Greg Hodnett collected nine Thunder on the Hill Racing Series wins at the Grandview Speedway – sitting third on the all-time win list. The winner of the event will be photographed with the Hodnett Cup -- fabricated from one of Greg’s many trophies, a base was added where names of future event winners will be engraved. As a perpetual trophy, it will be available on race day for Victory Lane celebration, the winner’s name will be added along with the event date, and the trophy will be on display year-round at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing at the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds.

Grandview Speedway Contact Information
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 135 events, over $4.6 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events. The 2019 30th Anniversary Series of Thunder on the Hill is dedicated to Bruce Rogers.

About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

Winner Aaron Reutzel (TJ Slideways Photo)



Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Aaron Reutzel scores seventh All Star victory of 2019 with wire-to-wire performance at Plymouth

PLYMOUTH, Ind. (August 18, 2019) - After a frustrating outing one night prior that ultimately resulted in a ‘DNF’ finish, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel redeemed himself completely during his Saturday night stay at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, and secured his seventh Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2019 season; his first since Utica-Rome Speedway in mid-July.

A convincing victory to say the least, Reutzel led every lap of the 30-lap program at the Plymouth short track, utilizing patience to maneuver through periods of heavy lapped traffic all while holding off a fast closing Brock Zearfoss, as well as an eighth starting Greg Wilson. The $5,000 triumph also allowed Reutzel to chop into Dale Blaney’s championship points lead, cutting the advantage down to ten markers. Blaney entered the evening with a 26-point advantage, all of which built from Reutzel’s ‘DNF’ result at I-96 Speedway.

“Top, bottom, middle; we were comfortable all over tonight. That’s something we have been working really hard on,” Aaron Reutzel said in Plymouth Speedway victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Dissolvalloy/No. 87 sprint car. “It was one hell of a team effort tonight. I’m just thankful that my group of guys have stuck behind me.”

Although the Texan was able to control every circuit of the 30-lap main event, Reutzel was never completely on his own. In fact, a blanket could have been thrown over the top four during the midpoint of the main event, a pattern that continued for nearly five circuits. Reutzel eventually escaped into traffic, but Zearfoss, who drove into second from fourth with a bold move through turns one and two on lap nine, remained persistent.

The final four circuits saw the battle between Reutzel and Zearfoss intensify yet again. With slower cars bunching up two and three wide ahead of the leader, Reutzel was forced to check up which allowed Zearfoss to close the gap to a car length by the two-to-go signal.

Solidifying his place on top of the podium, Reutzel perfected a slider through turns one and two to place a slower car between himself and Zearfoss on the final lap. The move worked, allowing Reutzel to cruise home ahead of Zearfoss, Greg Wilson, Gerard McIntryre, and Justin Peck.

“I felt like I was ok through the first set of lapped cars, then I got to a group that I absolutely did not want to have to lap. I was actually praying for a caution so I didn’t have to work around them,” Aaron Reutzel continued. “I was a little timid in traffic tonight, for sure. I didn’t want to get knocked out.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2019 campaign with a four-pack in the Keystone State; four events in four days across much of Posse Country. The four-day invasion of Central Pennsylvania will ignite on Thursday evening, August 22, at the always-racey Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania. Action will move to the historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, August 23, followed by a visit to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown on Saturday, August 24. The weekend will conclude on Sunday, August 25, at BAPS Motor Speedway near York Haven.

The events at Grandview Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway will each award $5,000 top prizes. The format at Williams Grove Speedway will feature twin main events, each awarding $4,000 paydays.

In addition, MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be on hand to capture action from Grandview, Williams Grove and Lincoln. All three programs will be broadcast via tape-delay on October 13, October 20 and October 27, respectively.

Contingency Awards/Results:
Plymouth Speedway - August 17, 2019:
Entries: 26
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 12.375 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.233 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Buddy Kofoid
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Justin Peck
JE Pistons Dash presented by Fatheadz Eyewear: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Chad Boespflug
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Tony Stewart (+6)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Michael Summers
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11-Dale Blaney, 12.427; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.546; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.664; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.791; 5. 21-Brinton Marvel, 12.802; 6. 16c-Gregg Dalman, 13.082; 7. 97-Max Stambaugh, 13.288; 8. 14S-Garrett Saunders, 13.294; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.472

Group (B)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.490; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.510; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.751; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.777; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.933; 6. 98-Chad Boespflug, 12.941; 7. 4-Danny Smith, 13.354; 8. 18-Josh Shantz, 13.519; 9. iO7-Mark Coldren, 14.052

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.233; 2. 70X-Justin Peck, 12.387; 3. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.732; 4. 71m-Paul May, 12.828; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer, 12.854; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser, 13.256; 7. 71E-Tyler Esh, 13.570; 8. 18S-Micheal Summers, 13.753

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 5. 21-Brinton Marvel [5]; 6. 97-Max Stambaugh [7]; 7. 16C-Gregg Dalman [6]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 9. 14S-Garrett Saunders [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 5. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 6. 4-Danny Smith [7]; 7. 98-Chad Boespflug [6]; 8. 18-Josh Shantz [8]; 9. IO7-Mark Coldren [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 70X-Justin Peck [3]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 71M-Paul May [1]; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer [5]; 6. 71E-Tyler Esh [7]; 7. 18S-Micheal Summers [8]; 8. 4K-Kody Kinser [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 70X-Justin Peck [7]; 7. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [6]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8]

B-Main (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 98-Chad Boespflug [1]; 2. 16C-Gregg Dalman [2]; 3. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 4. 14S-Garrett Saunders [7]; 5. IO7-Mark Coldren [8]; 6. 18-Josh Shantz [6]; 7. 18S-Micheal Summers [3]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [6]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [12]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 8. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [10]; 10. 26-Cory Eliason [9]; 11. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [7]; 12. 71M-Paul May [11]; 13. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 14. 97-Max Stambaugh [16]; 15. 49-Shawn Dancer [15]; 16. 4-Danny Smith [17]; 17. 98-Chad Boespflug [19]; 18. 21-Brinton Marvel [14]; 19. 16C-Gregg Dalman [20]; 20. 40-George Hobaugh [21]; 21. 71E-Tyler Esh [18]; 22. 14S-Garrett Saunders [22]; 23. 18-Josh Shantz [24]; 24. IO7-Mark Coldren [23] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 8/17/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 3336
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3326
3. Cory Eliason - 3284
4. Paul McMahan - 3206
5. Brock Zearfoss - 3140
6. Greg Wilson - 3106
7. Gerard McIntyre - 3014
8. Skylar Gee - 2934
9. George Hobaugh - 2572
10. Tony Stewart - 1928

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/28/2019): Tony Stewart (2)
I-96 Speedway, Mich (8/16/2019): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/17/2019): Aaron Retuzel (7)

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet:
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc., founded in 1982, is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts and excess inventory, offering real brands at real bargain prices. Famous for its signature catch-phrase Good Stuff Cheap, Ollie’s has a huge variety of famous brand-name merchandise in every department – food, books, housewares, toys, electronics, domestics, clothing, furniture, health and beauty, flooring, seasonal items and so much more – at up to 70 percent off the fancy stores’ prices. You never know what you’ll find at one of Ollie’s 330 “semi-lovely” stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, visit www.ollies.us. Like us on Facebook or find us on Twitter at @OlliesOutlet. Ollie’s is a publicly-traded company on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol OLLI.

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit www.mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

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Photo Credit: TJ Slideways
Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Hamlin Speedway

By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media
Hamlin, PA- Hamlin Speedway Gets Soaked After One Feature Event
The Hamlin Speedway was once again the focal point of racing activity last evening in the Pocono Mountains as the speedway hosted it's regular divisions and was buffered by the addition of the X'Cel Modified division and the Tour races for the Nationals All Stars and Junior Slingshots.. Once again the Smith Fanily was off and running with some superb heat racing action. Just after the Stage One Modifieds were completed, a heavy downpour came on to the speedway and sent everyone scrambling for cover and safety. The racing action at the 1/5th mile clay-cushioned facility has been over the top with many outstanding driving personalities carving out their own claim to fame in weekly competition for age groups from 8 to 60 plus. The racing will once again take place at the speedway Saturday evening, August 24th, beginning at 6 PM.

The 2019 season is now fourteen weeks old and many special events have been already been completed but the heart of the racing schedule is ongoing and with the rain washing out most of Saturday's feature event, the fans will receive an additional bonus in the upcoming weeks with some additional features being made-up. To recap the action on Saturday Amanda Buchel was smooth and steady as she outlasted the rest of the field with an outstanding start and captured the feature win in the Stage One division for the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds.

Amanda Buchel took over the lead at the start of the event as pole sitter's Tanner VanDohren's car faltered at the start. Buchel wasted no time as she emphasized hitting her marks all around the speedway and built up an a starightaway lead when the checkered flag fell from guest flagger Mike Feltenberger. Joel Price ran in second place for the event with Jeff Hineline scurrying to remain behind him. Anthony Chrobak got a good run going and came in fourth place with Rick Bobby (Joey Amantea) behind him in the new Stage One car out of the Richie Smith Shoppes settling for fifth place. The second five showed Michael Samony in sixth place followed by Adam Buchel, James Costlow, John Bachetti and Mark Evans.

Pearl Jams:

The track was racy from start to finish and Track Promoter Randy Smith continued to work on the speedway as necessary for the activity on the speedway was non-stop but very racy throughout. We counted five grooves on the raceway the drivers utilized to carry out their mission of speed.

Dave Carraghan, and Dylan Hoch captured the heat wins for the All Star Slingshots in the first round while Scott Neary and Jared Silfee were victorious in the second round.. The Junior Slingshot heats went to Aidan Donaldson and Kasey Hufcut in the first round and James Hendricks and RJ Sherman in the second round. The Stage One Modified heats found Tanner VanDohren and Amanda Buchel being victorious. JPA Masonry Wingless heat was claimed by Zack Weisenfluh. Wes Hearn captured the heat win for the Supers. The JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprints ran one heat and Jacob Eby was the winner. Korey Inglin captured the heat win for the X'Cel Modifieds.

Flagger Russ Furry was on hand last evening as well but in the grandstands sitting one out as he is still hobbled by some injuries he received while working. Veteran flagger and go to guy Mike Feltenberger filled in for Russ on the stand.

Special thanks go out to my good friend Justin Beltrame who did an excellent job in my absence last week both behind the mike and doing the PR stories. Thank you once again my friend.

RESULTS:

JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprints: Rained Out

All Star Slingshots: Rained Out

Amantea Real Estate Junior Slingshots: Rained Out

Super Slingers: Rained Out

JPA Masonry Rookies: Rained Out

Hampton RV & Trailer Sales: Amanda Buchel, Joel Price, Jeff Hineline, Anthony Chrobak, Ricky Bobby, Michael Samony, Adam Buchel, James Costlow, John Bachetti, Mark Evans, Tanner Van Dohren

X-Cel Modifieds: Rained Out

Make sure to always check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free

Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Amantea Real Estate,, Tilcon, Ron Brown Hauling, JPA Masonry, Chad Wheeler Excavating, RLE Towing and Recovery, RockAuto.com, S&S Speedways and Yankowski Enterprises are all part of the advertising family at the speedway and we graciously thank them for their support.

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2019 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
http://ssspeedways.com/

For photos of the great racing action at Hamlin Speedway, contact Tim
Krysiuk at: https://strictlydirtphotography.smugmug.com or
https://www.facebook.com/tim.krysiuk

Visit us often for a great night of racing action as.........................

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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NEWS FROM ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BECHTELSVILLE, PA—THE 57TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF RACING

Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events. Track office: 610.754.7688

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797: Email: Esaxton144@aol.com – Cell phone: 267.934.7286

Race results provided by Vicki Gehris

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HOWARD TAKES FIFTH NASCAR MODIFIED WIN AND INCREASES CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE POINT LEAD, BRIGHTBILL GETS FOURTH WIN AND CONTINUES TO LEAD SPORTSMAN POINT CHASE AT GRANDVIEW

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. August 18, 2019 . . . Five time NASCAR track champion Duane Howard, coming off a win in the rich Forrest Rogers Memorial the previous Saturday night at Grandview Speedway claimed back-to-back victories when he picked up his fifth victory of the season in the 30-lap TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified feature victory on Saturday night at Grandview.

The current point leader worked for this one battling with John Willman from the 15th lap through to the finish. Normally Howard tends to pick the inside groove to make a pass, but the second week in a row he took the outside path and was able to overtake Willman with five laps to go to park the Norm Hansell-owned No. 357 in the winner’s circle.

Brad Brightbill decided that after three straight second place finishes in the TP Truck Equipment NASCAR 25-lap Sportsman features it was time to change that status and move it up a notch. That’s exactly what he did when he posted his fourth feature win with runner-up Kenny Bock closing in on him, but didn’t have enough laps to get the job done.

Providing the feature winners met the necessary requirements, they received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and a certificate from VP Fuels for product awards. The Dan’s Deli ½-way hoagie award recipients were Willman and Brightbill. Parker Guldin, who finished 14th in the Sportsman feature received an extra $100 from the track for being the first crate engine running.

On Thursday, August 22nd a Thunder on the Hill Series doubleheader, a Bob Miller/Rogers Family promotion, will be presented featuring Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Stores All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints and 358 Modifieds. Racing will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday night action returns on August 24th with a tripleheader show of T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers. Action gets the green flag at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $15 and youngsters under 12 are admitted free.

Modified action saw polesitter John Willman, who has had more than his share of engine issues, grab the early lead with Dylan Swinehart, Richie Hitzler, Ryan Lilick and Eric Biehn in pursuit.

The caution flew with two laps completed after Mike Lisowski, another one having more than his share of misfortunes, was plagued once again and slowed in the fourth turn out of competition. After two false starts, Willman was still first, but now D. Swinehart, Joe Funk III, Hitzler and Howard completed the top five.

A three-way battle for second soon developed between D. Swinehart, Funk III and Howard with neither one ready to give up a position.

The red was thrown on the 13th lap when Hitzler hit the first turn wall with heavy impact and Nick DeSantis, left with nowhere to go, clipped the backend of the car. Thankfully no one was injured. Willman was still the leader, but now Howard was in the runner-up spot putting his bids in for first followed by D. Swinehart, Brett Kressley, who started deep in the 28-car starting grid in 24th and Funk III.

Howard made several bids for the lead underneath Willman, but none of them were successful.

With five laps remaining Howard switched to the high line to see if that would work. This attempt was a wise choice and he was now in first.

Howard never looked back once he became the new pacesetter and went on to chalk up another one in the win column. Chasing him across the line for his best finish of the season was Willman followed by Kressley, D. Swinehart and Kevin Hirthler.

A rarity in the Modified ranks was that ten time champion Craig Von Dohren, locked in a close point battle with Duane Howard, wasn’t an entry in the feature. Problems with his primary car in the heat forced him to switch to the back-up car for the consi. He also had issues with that and was forced to be a spectator the rest of the night.

Heats were won by Craig Whitmoyer, Hitzler, Willman and Hirthler. Briggs Danner and Kory Fleming won the consies.

Tom Miller, already a feature winner this year, took the early lead in the Sportsman feature with Parker Guldin, Bock and Sean Weiss in pursuit.

Jimmy Leiby hit the homestretch wall with heavy force which caused the red to be thrown. He was slightly shaken up a bit. Miller continued to show the way on the restart with pressure now coming from Chris Esposito, Bock, Brightbill and Guldin.

Esposito became the new leader on the tenth lap restart needed four a four-car tangle in turn four.

The lead changed hands for the third and final time when Brightbill charged ahead in the Leindecker powered mount on the 12th lap.

Bock overtook second on the 18th lap and set sail after Brightbill who had a slight edge built up over the field.

In the closing stages Bock was reeling in Brightbill, but time fell short and Brightbill was in the winner’s circle. Following Brightbill and Bock across were Esposito, Brian Hirthler and Ryan Beltz.

Kyle Smith, Bock and Guldin were the heat winners.

With Guldin finishing 14th in the Sportsman feature he earned a Crate Sportsman bonus.

Advance tickets for the September 21 Freedom 76 are now on sale. Mail a check or money order covering the number of tickets being ordered to Grandview Speedway, 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Advance adult tickets are priced at $35 while tickets purchased on race day will be priced at $40. Youngsters 6 through 11 pay $10. Under six are admitted free. Please include a self-addressed envelope to speed delivery. Tickets will not be mailed after September 13.

Lap sponsorships, priced at $20, are presently available. Lap sponsors are included in the special track magazine, public address system announcements and more. In addition sponsorship of qualifying events and special awards are available. Heat races sell for $200. Those interested can contact Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or esaxton144@aol.com or check in with Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer at the track.

RACE RESULTS

T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-laps): 1. Duane Howard, 2. John Willman, 3. Brett Kressley, 4. Dylan Swinehart, 5. Kevin Hirthler, 6. Eric Biehn, 7. Doug Manmiller, 8. Joe Funk III, 9. Louden Reimert, 10. Jared Umbenhauer, 11. Ryan Lilick, 12. Alex Yankowski, 13. Briggs Danner, 14. Jordan Henn, 15. Rick Laubach, 16. Ryan Grim, 17. Ron Kline, 18. Timmy Buckwalter, 19. Craig Whitmoyer, 20. Richie Hitzler, 21. Kenny Gilmore, 22. Nick DeSantis, 23. Justin Grim, 24. Glenn Strunk, 25. Brett Gilmore, 26. Frank Cozze, 27. Kory Fleming and 28. Mike Lisowski. DNQ: Colt Harris, Ray Swinehart, Mark Kratz, Craig Von Dohren, Ron Seltmann Jr., Kyle Weiss.

T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (25-laps): 1. Brad Brightbill, 2. Kenny Bock, 3. Chris Esposito, 4. Brian Hirthler, 5. Ryan Beltz, 6. Kyle Lilick, 7. Mark Kemmerer, 8. Brad Grim, 9. Dean Bachman, 10,. Brad Arnold, 11. Kyle Smith, 12. Jesse Landis, 13. Sean Weiss, 14. Parker Guldin, 15. Wyatt Harrar, 16. Jack Butler, 17. Andrew Kreis, 18. Tom Miller, 19. Mike Koffel, 20. Scott Kohler, 21 Jimmy Leiby, 22. Nathan Mohr, 23. Steve Desmelyk, 24. Derrick Smith.

Wall Stadium

DATE OF EVENT: Aug. 17, 2019
DATE OF RELEASE: Aug. 17, 2019
CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

LARGE CROWD WITNESSES STOCK CARS AND DEMO DERBY AT WALL STADIUM SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ One of the largest regular season grandstand crowds in recent memory witnessed four stock car feature races and two Demolition Derbies at Wall Stadium Speedway Saturday night. Elliot Wohl of Beachwood, Kyle Scisco of Jackson, Edison's Neil Rutt III and Mason Magee were stock car winners while Michael Spellman won the 4 Cylinder Derby and Jason Oroz topped the Big Car Derby.

Brick's Joe Mongeau led the O'Shea's Auto Repair Factory Stock 50-lapper through lap 14 before dropping from the race with ignition trouble handing the lead to Manchester's Scott Riggleman. Riggleman soon wrestled with Wohl and defending champ Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y. Wohl finally slipped into the top spot near lap 30 before Riggleman and Montano tangled while fighting for second and left the race with damage.

Wohl then raced on to the win while Johnny Carpenter of Howell took down second place honors. Tim Majek of Scott Plains, Rahway's Billy Both and Brick's Kevin Flores wrapped up the top five.

The 40-lapper for the Center State Engineering Sportsman cars saw Louie Keraitis of Toms River lead from the start while Scisco worked toward the front of the pack. Soon the battle for the lead heated up before the two cars touched exiting turn two. Keraitis spun from the lead as Scisco then raced through the final handful of laps for the win. Shanon Mongeau of Jackson, Farmingdale's Tommy Martino and Neil Rutt III of Edison were third through fifth.

Rutt enjoyed his fifth win of the season in the 25-lapper for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks, taking the lead from runner-up Nicole Razzano of Cookstown with just a few laps remaining. Jeffrey Loesch of Neptune City, Sal Liguori of Hazlet and Edison's Darianne McLaren completed the top five.

Mason Magee raced to his first ever Wall Stadium win in the 25-lapper for the Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars. Magee and Sean Verwys battled for the lead until lapped traffic became a factor late in the race and Magee slipped to the front. Verwys, Rob Silver of Howell, Little Silver's Peter Bruno and Joe Przybylinski of Fairfield wrapped up the top five finishers.

Auto racing continues at Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday (August 24) night with annual running of the Cliff Krause Memorial 127 lap race for the All American Auto Group Modified stock cars. Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks, Legend Cars and TQ Midgets are also on the card. Grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying begins at 5:45 p.m. and features start at 7:00 p.m.

Wall Stadium is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is ckmotorsports@aol.com.

FACTORY STOCK

FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ELLIOT WOHL, BEACHWOOD, 2. John Carpenter, 3. Tim Majek, 4. Billy Both, 5. Kevin Flores, 6. Matt Malachaka, 7. Matt Badessa, 8. Robert Stack, 9. Nancy Riggleman, 10. Bryan O'Shea, 11. Gerry Koenig, 12. Waylon Speer, 13. Ashley Taylor, 14. Matt Guadagno, 15. Mike Montano, 16. Scott Riggleman, 17. Tom Rajkowski, 18. Sal Liguori, 19. Joe Mongeau, 20 Nick Kilmer

SPORTSMAN

FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. KYLE SCISCO, JACKSON, 2. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 3. Shanon Mongeau, 4. Tommy Martino, 5. Neil Rutt III, 6. Eric lane, 7. Jake Nelke, 8. Louie Keraitis, 9. Jason Treat, 10. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 11. Tomas Stainionis, 12. Kenny Reaves, 13. Michael Rising

4 CYLINDER STOCK

FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. NEIL RUTT III, EDISON, 2. Nicole Razzano, 3. Jeffrey Loesch, 4. Sal Liguori, 5. Darianne McLaren, 6. Ryan Maher, 7. Alonzo, Morales, 8. Brian Barbalacci, 9. Deanna McLaren, 10. Max Montijo, 11. Jennifer Schultz

LEGEND CARS

FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. MASON MAGEE, 2. Sean Verwys, 3. Robert Silver, 4. Peter Bruno, 5. Joe Przybylinski, 6. Roger Nickerson, 7. Eddie Idec, 8. Quinn Trimmer, 9. Jim Downey

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