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David Gravel Victorious at New Egypt Speedway Pittman's winning streak comes to an end

By: Mandee Pauch

NEW EGYPT, N.J. - May 24, 2017 - David Gravel continued his east coast dominance Wednesday night at New Egypt Speedway by picking up his third win of the last four World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series races and his eighth-overall win for the 2017 season. Gravel, no stranger to the D-shaped clay oval, cut his teeth in Sprint Car racing at New Egypt in his URC Sprint Car.

"I'm glad I could win in front of everybody here that came out to watch me," Gravel said. "I have to thank Barry, Derek and Zack for working hard to give me a good car; I just have to do my part."

Jason Johnson and Gravel lead the 24-car field to the green flag to start the 30-lap Feature. Gravel dove into turn one and came out of turn two as the new leader on the initial start and never looked back.

The first caution of the night was brought out on lap six for a slow Tyler Ross.

Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet put pressure on Johnson for second on the restart as they went three-wide going into turn one. Sweet came out on top as he pulled away in second.

Dave Blaney, Jason Sides and Davey Sammons went upside-down in turns one and two bringing out the red flag on lap seven, all drivers were ok. The four-time defending race winner, Daryn Pittman was also involved, causing wing damage and a broken front axle.

After spending time in the work area, Sides, Pittman and Sammons were able to rejoin the back of the field. Blaney suffered too much damage to return.

After the field got going again, Gravel was able to get back out front and hold a steady lead over Sweet until they caught lap traffic on lap 14.

Gravel maneuvered his way through the lap cars smoothly until Sweet and Schatz started the second and third-place cars a glimmer of hope.

With four laps remaining. Schatz dove under Sweet going into turn one and took away the second spot by the time he exited for the back stretch.

Schatz then set his sights on Gravel but only to have a lap car act has a pick as they exited out of the final turn.

"I'm sure he was close," mentioned Gravel about Schatz. "I really couldn't do anything. It was a pretty narrow track but I just tried not to slip up. I don't know if he was running high or low. I was trying to be patient in lap traffic."

Gravel crossed the line and took the victory over Schatz, Sweet, Shane Stewart and Jason Johnson. Gravel is red-hot on the east coast having won three races in the last week.

"It's been a great year and hopefully we keep doing this," Gravel noted.

The 2016 defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champion, Schatz, felt his car wasn't good enough to beat Gravel.

"We got there in traffic but that's what it was going to take to win the race," Schatz said. "The lap cars were pretty tough to get around. He was better than we were in the open. You're not going to win these races anymore if you're not a very good car and we just haven't seem to get that right rear feel. We'll keep working on it."

Third-place finisher, Sweet, was happy with his performance in his No. 49 machine despite rough track conditions.

"There were some holes out there and lap traffic and that's what easily wins or loses it," Sweet added. "We were right there on David and tried to move up a little bit but there wasn't much up there. David did a good job and just kind of managed the race and kept his car out front in the right position."

Shark Racing ran into hauler troubles heading to New Egypt forcing them to arrive late. Logan Schuchart tagged on to the back of the heat race while Jacobs Allen's car arrived later and made it just in time for the Last Chance Showdown. Schuchart transferred to the feature through the Last Chance Showdown from last place and finished in a solid 12th-place finish, grabbing the KSE Hard Charger Award in the process.

Pittman, who had won the last four races at New Egypt, was set to start ninth in the third heat and immediately went pit side to change an engine after trailing oil on the track. Pittman qualified second in the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the Feature. He was then tangled up in an early wreck, damaging the wing and breaking the front axle. Pittman made it back out and finished 14th.

Donny Schatz kicked off the night with the fastest time in time trials with a time of 13.422. Heat races went to Stewart, Shaffer and Gravel. Johnson won the Craftsman Club Dash and Jason Sides won the last chance showdown.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday, May 26 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Outlaw Showdown. Last year saw Greg Wilson find his way to the big stage under the lights over Shane Stewart and Cole Duncan.

New Egypt Speedway Results:

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [2][$6,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4][$3,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$2,000]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [6][$1,800]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [1][$1,500]; 6. 37-J.J. Grasso [11][$1,400]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5][$1,350]; 8. 4-Paul McMahan [7][$1,300]; 9. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [8][$1,250]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [10][$1,200]; 11. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [13][$900]; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart [24][$800]; 13. 17-Joey Saldana [9][$700]; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman [20][$650]; 15. 7-Kyle Reinhardt [18][$600]; 16. 13D-Danny Dietrich [12][$550]; 17. 89-Robbie Stillwagon [14][$500]; 18. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$500]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [16][$500]; 20. 747-Davey Sammons [21][$500]; 21. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [23][$500]; 22. 71M-Dave Blaney [15][$500]; 23. 5R-Tyler Ross [17][$500]; 24. W20-Greg Wilson [22][$500]

Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-30
KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+12]

Qualifying : 1. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.422; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.53; 3. 5-David Gravel, 13.533; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.624; 5. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.631; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.661; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.684; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.707; 9. 17-Joey Saldana, 13.73; 10. 4-Paul McMahan, 13.73; 11. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.746; 12. 71M-Dave Blaney, 13.769; 13. 19-Brent Marks, 13.8; 14. 37-J.J. Grasso, 13.805; 15. 13D-Danny Dietrich, 13.852; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.884; 17. 91-Anthony Fiore, 13.962; 18. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.976; 19. 747-Davey Sammons, 14.03; 20. 5R-Tyler Ross, 14.043; 21. 7-Kyle Reinhardt, 14.043; 22. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.051; 23. 89-Robbie Stillwagon, 14.128; 24. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 14.182; 25. 73B-Brett Michalski, 14.305; 26. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.575; 27. 28F-Davie Franek, 14.588; 28. 1A-Jacob Allen, NT; 29. 1S-Logan Schuchart, NT

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer to Feature: 1. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 3. 4-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 747-Davey Sammons [7]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [9]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer to Feature: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 4. 37-J.J. Grasso [5]; 5. 89-Robbie Stillwagon [8]; 6. 5R-Tyler Ross [7]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [9]; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore [6]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer to Feature: 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 17-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 13D-Danny Dietrich [5]; 5. 71M-Dave Blaney [4]; 6. 7-Kyle Reinhardt [7]; 7. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [8]; 8. 28F-Davie Franek [9]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps): 1. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 2. 5-David Gravel [4]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer to Feature: 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1][-]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3][-]; 3. 747-Davey Sammons [4][-]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [5][-]; 5. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [6][-]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][-]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$300]; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore [2][$250]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [8][$225]; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski [7][$200]; 11. 28F-Davie Franek [9][$200]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Greg Wilson; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Lucas Wolfe; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Super Flow ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Jason Johnson, David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart, N/A; Craftsman/Sears: Tim Shaffer; KSE Hard Charger: Logan Schuchart; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): David Gravel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Danny Dietrich; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Sean Zemunik.


Donny Schatz - 9 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13);
David Gravel - 8 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19, New Egypt Speedway on May 24.)
Jason Johnson - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil’s Bowl on April 14)
Brad Sweet - 2 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil’s Bowl on April 15)
Logan Schuchart - 2 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12)
Brian Brown – 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7);
Rico Abreu – 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14).

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“Downtown” Dave Brown took the checkered flag this past Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway for the ninth time in his career over Tyler Reeser, Cale Reagle, Darren Miller, and Kyle Ganoe. Saturday’s event at Susquehanna marked the first co-sanctioned Racesaver 305 event between the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series and PA Sprint Series on the 2017 schedule. Brown was one of sixteen MASS registered drivers who made the haul out to the Central Pennsylvania speedway, in efforts to take on the talents of the PA Sprint Series.

Susquehanna Speedway Victory Lane, Dave Brown with Miss Mid-Atlantic, Taylor Wagner

“Everything went well from the start tonight,” said the twenty-six-year-old Aston, PA native. “We pulled a good number that helped us start up front in the heat race, which is always a big help. The car was great for the heat and with just a few adjustments for the feature to make the car work on a dry-slick track with the help of my friends at Newlin Bar Service, we were good enough to get the job done!”

Thirty-four cars took part in four eight-lap qualifying heat races, with five cars transferring from the heat to the a-main. Dave Brown, Tyler Reeser, Dave Grube and Kyle Ganoe were all credited with wins in the qualifying events, also earning them $50 cash from heat race sponsors CSI Shocks, Freiberger Excavating and Professional Design Services. The B-Main was won by Nick Sweigart, who also took home a $50 gift certificate to CSI Shocks for his efforts.

At the start of the twenty-lap feature event, Cale Reagle and rookie Austin Bishop brought the field around for the green flag, with Reagle taking control of the lead immediately by the time they reached the flag stand. Bishop, who jumped to the high side of the multi-groove speedway, tried to challenge the leader for the front running spot a lap later, but he was unable to complete the pass, so he settled back into second.

Brown, who started in fourth, advanced quickly into third and began catching ground on second place utilizing the very top of the race track.

“After looking at the track and watching the midgets, I knew there was a lane up close to the wall that had not seen much traffic, so I basically had to work that groove in for a few laps, and it began to work,” noted Brown. “When I got to the second-place car, I noticed that Austin was running that line as well, but I think my car was a little bit better than his, so I was able to get a slider in around him in turns three and four, and after that we were able to focus on the leader”.

By the half way point with ten laps down, Reagle caught up to lapped traffic, with Brown lurking closely behind. On lap eleven, Brown passed Reagle for the lead, again applying his strategy to that ultra-high groove that was working so well for him the entire race. Running away with the lead with over a half a straight away gap on the top five, Brown said “a balance of aggressiveness and patience” is what he attributed to his success in maneuvering through lapped traffic.

“With most of the field leaving the top side open, it was less patience and more of a ‘hammer down’ mindset that I was thinking when getting around the slower cars,” Brown said. “I just knew the top was the fast way around and I wasn’t going to move down to try and pass any lap cars, just in case there was someone close behind”.

In the closing laps of feature, twenty-one-year-old PASS regular Tyler Reeser moved into the top three by running a similar line that leader Dave Brown was using. On the last lap, Reeser stole second from Reagle, while “rim riding” around the outside wall in hopes to gain enough ground to make for an exciting finish.

“The bottom of the track was actually pretty decent, and I was able to pass a few cars down there on my way to the front,” Reeser said. “The top just had more momentum because of the cushion and with that being as good as it was, it really helped me mainly for the same reason Dave said and that’s because a lot of people don’t use it, so who ever does use it can see it as an open window”.

“I’m not sure how much more time I needed, but were we both in lapped traffic, and that plays a huge roll in things,” Reeser explained. “I think a caution would have been the best thing to see for me”.

“I just have to thank my dad, my buddy Damian, Newlin’s Bar Service who has been a huge help in getting my car set-up right this year,” Brown thanked in a post-race interview. “All of my sponsors, Ennis Burner’s and Fuel Service, Beck Welding and Fabrication, and D. Capps Carpentry. Everyone and anyone who helps me out, just know that you guys make it possible for me to be competitive and able to what we’ve done tonight”.

On Sunday, May 28th the Engler Machine and Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be making their first of four appearances at Grandview Speedway. Stay tuned for more information on this event. For more info on what’s going on with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our Facebook page or visit our website at

1) 44x Dave Brown 2) 5T Tyler Reeser 3) 99 Cale Reigle 4) 9c Darren Miller 5) 0 Kyle Ganoe 6) 17A Colby Dice 7) 11 Austin Bishop 8) 14 Kyle Craker 9) 99 Stefanie Carberry 10) 67 Ken Duke Jr. 11) 8D Scott Ellerman 12) 3D Dave Grube 13) 83 Billy Ney 14) 28 Tommy Carberry 15) 9s Rick Stief 16) 77J Jeff Geiges 17) 18 Tim Tanner Jr. 18) 9B Brendon Poff 19) 39x
Scott Frack 20) 8 Nick Sweigart 21) 20 Stephanie Dodson 22) 50 Jay Krout 23) 4c Cody Hackenberry 24) 92 Alex Potosky ( DNF )

DNQ: 70 Eddie Wagner, 77 Andrew Hake, 56 Bobby Scherff, 0 Harris Kohen, 2 Erin Statler, 15B Bryant Davis, 13 Kurt Knepper, 57v David Bonner, 94D Logan Diehl, 777 Doug Snow
Lap Leaders: 99 Reigle (1 - 11), 44x Brown (12 - 20)

CSI Shocks B-Main: $50 Nick Sweigart
Heat 1, CSI: David Brown $50
Heat 2, Freiberger Excavation: Tyler Reeser $50
Heat 3, Professional Design Services: Dave Grube $50
Heat 4, Professional Design Services: Kyle Ganoe $50
Todd's Performance: David Bonner $25 
DMI Hard Luck Award: Bryant Davis $50
Bruce's Auto Body Hard Charger: $25, Kyle Craker (19th to 8th) 
Kelly Fuels: Dave Brown 5 Gallons of Fuel

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Route 539, New Egypt, NJ
Track Phone: 609-758-1900
Contact: Mike Wisniewski – Wiz Motorsports Communications, 856-982-5137


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - The World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series (Raindate – Wednesday, May 24)

2:00 p.m. – Pit gates open
3:30 p.m. – Ticket and Will Call windows open
4:00 p.m. – Grandstand gates open
6:30 p.m. – Hot laps start
7:30 p.m. – Racing starts

Saturday, May 27, 2017 –Remember Our Veterans 40 for 358 Modifieds (May Modified Madness Round of 12), Hammer Sportsman, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars & Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman

3:00 p.m. – Pit gates open
4:00 p.m. – Grandstand gates open
5:00 p.m. – Hot laps start
6:00 p.m. – Racing starts


New Egypt, NJ (May 21, 2017) – For the third time this year, Billy Pauch, Jr. won the 358 Modified feature at New Egypt Speedway. Connor King topped the field in the Crate Modified main event. Bill Liedtka was the victor in the Street Stock contest. The Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman features were taken by Joseph Brown and David Burns.

As the 30-lap May Modified Madness Round of 24 feature got underway for the 358 Modifieds, Steve Davis grabbed the point with Lou Cicconi in his tracks. PJ Oliver motored into third on the second tour and began to pursue Cicconi for second. As the battle for the runner-up spot was developing, the yellow flag waved on the fourth tour for a slowing Ryan Godown. When action resumed, Cicconi blasted by Davis for the lead. By the tenth tour after some great racing action and a few additional caution periods, Cicconi and Davis remained in the top two spots with Billy Pauch, Jr., Oliver and Danny Bouc next in line. Davis and Pauch, Jr. were in a spirited duel for second when Davis was forced to retire on the twelfth revolution with a mechanical failure. At the halfway point, Cicconi and Pauch, Jr. began a multi-lap side by side clash for the lead with Oliver in striking distance. With Cicconi in the high groove, Pauch, Jr. used an inside move and slid into the front running position with ten laps remaining. With Pauch, Jr. extending his advantage, Bouc rode into third on the twenty third lap and passed Cicconi for second one tour later. With five laps remaining and Pauch, Jr. nearly a straightaway ahead of the pack, the yellow lights illuminated one last time for Doug Ostwald. On the single file restart, Pauch, Jr. held off Bouc and paced the field for the final laps to capture his third win of the year. With the victory, Pauch, Jr. has qualified for the May Modified Madness Finale. Bouc completed the race in second. Oliver rushed past Cicconi on the twenty-ninth lap to finish in third. With Cicconi coming home in fourth, David Van Horn wound up in fifth. The 358 Modified heat winners were Steve Davis, PJ Oliver, and Danny Bouc.

After taking the lead from the early pacesetter Ryan Simmons, ninth place starting Connor King went unchallenged to win the 20-lap Crate Modified main event. The victory was the second of King’s career. Jeremy Martino drove by Simmons in the latter stages of the affair to finish in second place. Simmons, who led the opening eleven laps, finished in third. Tom Tanner and Steve Hicks completed the top five. Connor King, Steve Hicks, and Ryan Simmons won the Crate Modified qualifying races. The consolation contest was taken by Steve Kemery.

Bill Liedtka withstood a final tour surge from John Meyer to capture the victory in the 15-lap Street Stock feature. With Meyer taking second, Darren Cox finished third. A late race charge earned Mick Search fourth place. Joe Reid completed the contest in fifth. In addition to his win in the main event, Liedtka was victorious in the Street Stock heat race.

In the first 8-lap feature for the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman, Joseph Brown was awarded the win after disqualifications of the top two finishers, Rick Wegner Sr. and David Burns. Completing the top three were Walt McIntyre and Rob Mancini.

In the second 8-lap feature for the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Sportsman, David Burns took the lead at the halfway point from Rob Mancini and led the field for the remaining distance to take his third checkered flag of the year. Walt McIntyre was second. Joseph Brown crossed the finish line in third and Mancini came home in fourth.

The ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’, the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series, is set to invade New Egypt Speedway on Tuesday, May 23 for the 5th Annual Jersey Outlaw Classic. A star studded lineup of Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz, David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Jason Johnson, Shane Stewart, Joey Saldana, Sheldon Haudenschild, Paul McMahan and more will be in action. Tickets are available now by visiting Pit Gates unlock at 2:00 p.m. The ticket and will call windows will open at 3:30 p.m. Spectator gates open at 4:00 p.m. Hot Laps get underway at 6:30 p.m. with racing beginning at 7:30 p.m. A rain date of Wednesday, May 24 has been added in case there is inclement weather. General Admission tickets are $30, reserved tickets are $35, Teens 12-15 are $15, and Children 11 and under are free. Pit admission is $40.

Racing continues on Saturday, May 27 with the 358 Modifieds competing in the Remember Our Veterans 40. This extra distance event will also serve as the Round of 12 in the May Modified Madness Series. The Hammer Sportsman, Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars and Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman will be in action as well. The pits open at 3:00 p.m. with the spectator gates unlocking at 4:00 p.m. Hot laps crank up at 5:00 p.m. and the first green flag flies at 6:00 p.m. On this special night, military personnel will be admitted at no charge with proper identification. Adult admission is $22, Seniors 65 & up are $20, Teens 12-15 are $12 and Children 11 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $30 with a New Egypt Speedway license and $40 with no license.

New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.

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358 Modifieds

Heat 1 - 1. Steve Davis 2. John McClelland 3. Bryan Kuhl 4. Billy Pauch, Jr. 5. Lou Cicconi 6. Tad Cox

Heat 2 - 1. PJ Oliver 2. Ryan Godown 3. David Van Horn 4. Chris Grbac 5. Willie Osmun 6. Tim Apgar

Heat 3 - 1. Danny Bouc 2. John Pakenham 3.Chad Barney 4. Ryan Krachun 5. Rocco Infante 6. Rick Laubach


1. BILLY PAUCH, JR. 2. Danny Bouc 3. PJ Oliver 4. Lou Cicconi 5. David Van Horn 6. Rick Laubach 7. Willie Osmun 8. Ryan Krachun 9. Tad Cox 10. Rocco Infante 11. Bryan Kuhl 12. John Pakenham 13. Tim Apgar 14. Chad Barney 15. Andrew Bohn 16. Dominick Buffalino 17. Doug Ostwald 18. Chris Grbac 19. Steve Davis 20. John McClelland 21. Mike Everett 22. Ryan Godown

Crate Modifieds

Heat 1 - 1. Connor King 2. Matt Stangle 3. Jason Bittner 4. Billy Osmun, III 5. John Criscione 6. Dakota Kessler

Heat 2 - 1. Steve Hicks 2. Dan Fleming 3. Kyle Kania 4. John Aumick 5. Robbie Dunn 6. Johnny Bangs

Heat 3 - 1. Ryan Simmons 2. Tom Princiotta 3. Tom Tanner 4. Jeremy Martino 5. Jason Dunn 6. Frank Dorry, Jr.

Consolation – 1. Steve Kemery 2. Eric Palmer 3. George Gareis, Jr. 4. J.D. Cranstoun 5. Jordan Cox 6. Aaron Weaver


1. CONNOR KING 2. Jeremy Martino 3. Ryan Simmons 4.Tom Tanner 5. Steve Hicks 6. Frank Dorry, Jr. 7. Eric Palmer 8. Billy Osmun, III 9. Jason Bittner 10. Steve Kemery 11. Tom Princiotta 12. David Burns 13. Dakota Kessler 14. John Aumick 15. Kyle Kania 16. Robbie Dunn 17. George Gareis, Jr. 18. Joseph Brown 19. Johnny Bangs 20. J.D. Cranstoun 21. John Criscione 22. Dan Fleming 23. Jordan Cox 24. Aaron Weaver 25. Jason Dunn 26. Matt Stangle

DNQ: Alonzo Morales, Rick Wegner, Sr., Walt McIntyre, Joe Nappi, Rob Mancini, Matt Knaub

Street Stocks

Heat 1 - 1. Bill Liedtka 2. John Meyer 3. Marty Derr 4. Darren Cox 5. Joe Reid

1. BILL LIEDTKA 2. John Meyer 3. Darren Cox 4. Mick Search 5. Joe Reid 6. Dan Salmons 7. Brian Ludwig 8. Marty Derr

DNS: Billy Wroble


1. JOSEPH BROWN 2. Walt McIntyre 3. Rob Mancini

DQ: Rick Wegner, Sr., David Burns


1. DAVID BURNS 2. Walt McIntyre 3. Joseph Brown 4. Rob Mancini

DNS: Rick Wegner, Sr.

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Shane Stewart Stands Tall At Williams Grove

Earns First Career Williams Grove Win

MECHANICSBURG, PA - May 20, 2017 - Shane Stewart started on the pole for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway, but didn't lead the opening lap. Instead, he battled with PA Posse driver TJ Stutts of Liverpool, PA and used a slide job in turns one and two to take the lead on a lap 11 restart. From there, Stewart held off Stutts and then Daryn Pittman on a pair of restarts over the final 10 laps to earn his first career Williams Grove win and his first Outlaw victory of the 2017 season.

"You don't even know what it means to me to finally get here in Victory Lane," Stewart said in Victory Lane. "I know the East Coast isn't always kind to me, but I am very happy and going to cherish this win."

Stewart earned the pole after winning the Craftsman Club Dash and led the field to the green flag with Stutts on the outside of the front row. It was Stutts who grabbed the lead by the time the two drivers had raced turn three. The top two quickly broke away from a third-place battle between Outlaw rookie Sheldon Haudenschild and Tim Shaffer of Aliquippa, PA. Shaffer took the spot on lap seven when Haudenschild spun at the bottom of turn one, but kept his foot in the gas and continued without incident despite losing five positions.

The battle for the lead gained momentum as Stewart closed on Stutts and on lap 10 moved to the outside lane to setup a pass. A lap later, Stewart appeared to have enough steam in the outside lane to take the lead, but Stutts led by 0.002 seconds at the line, just as the first caution of the race waved when Haudenschild spun to a stop at the top of turn three.

On the restart, Stewart made the race-winning move when he dove to the bottom of the track and slid in front of Stutts to drive off turn two with the lead.

"I didn't get a break on the initial start of the Feature and I told myself that if TJ took the bottom, I actually thought the top was going to be better," Stewart said. "It just worked out really well for us. Man, clean air makes everything and makes a big difference."

Stewart ran the rest of the race in clean air as the top pairing never had the chance to wade into lapped traffic. The second caution of the race waved at lap 15 when Brent Marks and Brian Montieth made contact and tangled together at the top of turn two, ending the night for both drivers.

Stewart kept the field at bay when the green waved and again on a lap 21 restart. Meanwhile, Pittman darted from eighth to fourth on the latter restart before jumping into second on the final restart with seven laps to go. He earned his second runner-up finish of the week, finishing 2.044 seconds behind Stewart's Larson Marks Racing No.2.

"I had such a good car on restarts that every time we went green, my car had the right attitude," Pittman said following the race. "Everybody seemed to be a little rolled up down there on the start in turns three and four and I could get by a couple guys every time."

Stewart cruised over the final five laps on his way to the victory, which he celebrated in Victory Lane with his fiancée Jenn, daughter Nixon and the Larson Marks Racing crew.

"It means a lot to me," Stewart said. "I know that the rivalry here is out of this world, which I appreciate. I love the enthusiasm and the Pennsylvania fans."

The track was an interesting mix of tacky and dry slick throughout the night, conditions that were unusual for Williams Grove, Pittman said.

"I've seen this place about every which way that's an option, but I don't think I've ever seen it quite like it was tonight," Pittman explained. "It was definitely different. I've never seen a wet strip a car length and a half off the bottom stay that long throughout the night. It was the dominant way around."

During Pittman's charge forward, Shaffer worked past Stutts to maintain the third spot and earn a third-place finish, equaling the best results of PA Posse drivers Danny Dietrich and Freddie Rahmer earlier in the week.

"Last night we missed it there at the beginning and it killed us," Shaffer said, "but tonight we did the right things and put ourselves in position (to contend) and we're on the front straightaway."

Lance Dewease of Fayetteville, PA and Outlaw driver Logan Schuchart completed the top-five following a spirited battle for fourth in the closing laps.

Jason Johnson set quick time to start the night with a lap of 16.402 seconds, less than three-tenths of a second off the track record of 16.140 set by Brian Paulus on April 26, 2002. He was the 25th of 37 drivers to take time. Johnson followed with a heat race win. Dewease, Schuchart and Jason Sides were the other heat winners, while Marks won the Last Chance Showdown.

The Outlaws now travel north for the Empire State Challenge at Weedsport (NY) Speedway on Sunday, May 21. Fans who can't make it to the track can watch live pay-per-view video coverage on DIRTvision.

WIlliams Grove Speedway Notebook

Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1][$17,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [12][$5,700]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4][$3,500]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [7][$3,000]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$2,600]; 6. 11-T.J. Stutts [2][$2,400]; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor [9][$2,300]; 8. 5-David Gravel [10][$2,200]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [8][$2,150]; 10. 49-Brad Sweet [20][$2,100]; 11. 1-Dale Blaney [14][$1,600]; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich [15][$1,350]; 13. 24-Lucas Wolfe [19][$1,300]; 14. 15-Donny Schatz [16][$1,200]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [6][$1,100]; 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer [22][$1,000]; 17. 17-Joey Saldana [11][$900]; 18. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3][$850]; 19. 44-Trey Starks [18][$800]; 20. 39M-Anthony Macri [24][$800]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$800]; 22. 27-Greg Hodnett [17][$800]; 23. 19-Brent Marks [21][$800]; 24. 21-Brian Montieth [23][$800]. Lap Leaders: T.J. Stutts 1-11, Shane Stewart 12-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman [+10].

Qualifying - 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 16.402; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.456; 3. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.462; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.465; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 16.501; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.551; 7. 11-T.J. Stutts, 16.577; 8. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.578; 9. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.589; 10. 1-Dale Blaney, 16.595; 11. 17-Joey Saldana, 16.602; 12. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.614; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.644; 14. 5-David Gravel, 16.652; 15. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.654; 16. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.66; 17. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.668; 18. 44-Trey Starks, 16.697; 19. 19-Brent Marks, 16.721; 20. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.75; 21. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 16.791; 22. 87-Alan Krimes, 16.804; 23. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.809; 24. 39-Cory Haas, 16.846; 25. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.885; 26. 4-Paul McMahan, 16.918; 27. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.929; 28. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.937; 29. 58-Brock Zearfoss, 16.951; 30. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.98; 31. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.985; 32. 71M-Dave Blaney, 16.986; 33. O7-Doug Esh, 17.035; 34. 75-Frankie Herr, 17.135; 35. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.14; 36. 13-Clyde Knipp, 17.2; 37. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.087.

Heat #1 – (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 6. 21-Brian Montieth [7]; 7. 58-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer [6]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [10]; 10. O7-Doug Esh [9].

Heat #2 – (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 5-David Gravel [4]; 4. 1-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [5]; 6. 4-Paul McMahan [7]; 7. 87-Alan Krimes [6]; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 9. 75-Frankie Herr [9].

Heat #3 – (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1]; 2. 11-T.J. Stutts [2]; 3. 17-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 9. 19-Brent Marks [5].

Heat #4 – (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 6. 71M-Dave Blaney [8]; 7. 39-Cory Haas [6]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [9].

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps) -
1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 11-T.J. Stutts [2]; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 69K-Lance Dewease [7]; 8. 41-Jason Johnson [8].

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer -
1. 19-Brent Marks [1][-]; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer [2][-]; 3. 21-Brian Montieth [6][-]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [4][-]; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer [11][$300]; 6. 87-Alan Krimes [3][$250]; 7. 39-Cory Haas [5][$225]; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [8][$200]; 9. 71M-Dave Blaney [12][$200]; 10. O7-Doug Esh [13][$200]; 11. 58-Brock Zearfoss [10][$200]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$200]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [15][$200]; 14. 75-Frankie Herr [14][$200]; 15. 12W-Troy Fraker [17][$200]; 16. 4-Paul McMahan [7][$200]; 17. 13-Clyde Knipp [16][$200].

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brent Marks; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): TJ Stutts; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): David Gravel; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Dale Blaney; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Danny Dietrich; Super Flow ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Shane Stewart, Sheldon Haudenschild, Logan Schuchart, Jason Sides, Jason Johnson; Craftsman/Sears: TJ Stutts; KSE Hard Charger: Daryn Pittman; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Joey Saldana; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Kraig Kinser.


Donny Schatz - 9 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13);
David Gravel - 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19)
Jason Johnson - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil’s Bowl on April 14)
Brad Sweet - 2 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil’s Bowl on April 15)
Logan Schuchart - 2 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12)
Brian Brown – 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7);
Rico Abreu – 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
Parker Price-Miller – 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14).

ASCS National Sprint Series

LAWTON, Okla. (May 20, 2017) Topping a stout field of 29 drivers at Lawton Speedway with the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. won the battle through traffic to pick up $2,000 and his sixth ASCS sanctioned victory of the 2017 season.

Taking off from the pole of Saturday's lineup, the opening lap lead fell into the hands of John Carney II, who rolled the outside of the front row. Working into traffic by the seventh round, Carney had opened up a comfortable advantage as the MVT No. 11x began weaving around back markers. Making moves as fast as Carney, the distance between first and second began to close.

Working low into the first and second turn on Lap 15, Carney hit the back straightaway with Hafertepe charging off the cushion. Turning down the track, Sam found the low side of turn three first, forcing Carney to the middle and in turn, to second off the fourth turn.

Caution working Lap 16, the field reverted back to the previously completed lap. Still showing Hafertepe on point, the green saw Carney dive the first turn in an attempt to slide Sam for the lead, but the move would be denied as John fell back in line.

High in one and two, and low and three and four, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. built a 1.5 second advantage over the No. 11x. Searching either end of the track, Carney began running the cushion at both ends. Picking up time on the No 15h, traffic again came into play; allowing Carney to close right on Hafertepe's back bumper with only three laps to go. Still able to thwart any attempts at the lead and again pull away, Sam cleared the checkered flag with a 1.415 second advantage.

Skipping over the cushion in the final turns, Carney would relinquish the runner-up spot to Oklahoma's Alex Sewell with John Carney II holding on to complete the podium. Seth Bergman fourth was joined by Wayne Johnson to round out the top-five. Blake Hahn crossed sixth with Matt Covington, Danny Jennings, Brandon Long, and Johnny Herrera rounding out the top-ten.

The American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products returns to Lawton Speedway on Wednesday, June 14 with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network for round four of the 2017 ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek.

For continued updates on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the seven regional tours that make up the over 150 races across the ASCS Nation in 2017, log onto

Race Results:
ASCS Red River Region
Lawton Speedway - Lawton, Okla.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Car Count: 29

Heat 1: 1. 23-Seth Bergman[5]; 2. 1J-Danny Jennings[7]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[6]; 4. 44-Jared Sewell[2]; 5. 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]; 6. 10K-Kyle Ezell[3]; 7. 26M-Fred Mattox[1]; 8. 11-Nick Bates[8]

Heat 2: 1. 8-Alex Sewell[2]; 2. 11M-Jason McDougal[1]; 3. 11X-John Carney II[6]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 5. 02-Brandon Long[4]; 6. 5-Joe Bob Lee[3]; 7. 90-Lance Norick[5]

Heat 3: 1. 07-Michael Bookout[2]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson[7]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[6]; 4. 9$-Kyle Clark[5]; 5. 3-Brian Gramm[3]; 6. 25-Shane Sellers[1]; 7. 98-Ryan Padgett[4]

Heat 4: 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 2. 5$-Danny Smith[1]; 3. 2-Mickey Walker[5]; 4. 21R-Andrew Deal[7]; 5. 31-Casey Wills[6]; 6. 17W-Harli White[4]; 7. 57-Kyle Chady[2]

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 02-Brandon Long[5]; 2. 9$-Kyle Clark[1]; 3. 44-Jared Sewell[3]; 4. 26M-Fred Mattox[15]; 5. 50Z-Zach Chappell[4]; 6. 10K-Kyle Ezell[8]; 7. 3-Brian Gramm[6]; 8. 5-Joe Bob Lee[9]; 9. 98-Ryan Padgett[12]; 10. 57-Kyle Chady[14]; 11. 11-Nick Bates[13]; 12. 90-Lance Norick[11]; 13. 31-Casey Wills[2]; 14. 25-Shane Sellers[10]; 15. 17W-Harli White[7]

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 2. 8-Alex Sewell[3]; 3. 11X-John Carney II[2]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[8]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson[6]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn[9]; 7. 95-Matt Covington[4]; 8. 1J-Danny Jennings[7]; 9. 02-Brandon Long[15]; 10. 45X-Johnny Herrera[11]; 11. 11M-Jason McDougal[13]; 12. 5$-Danny Smith[14]; 13. 44-Jared Sewell[17]; 14. 2-Mickey Walker[10]; 15. 9$-Kyle Clark[16]; 16. 10K-Kyle Ezell[20]; 17. 50Z-Zach Chappell[19]; 18. 07-Michael Bookout[5]; 19. 21R-Andrew Deal[12]; 20. 26M-Fred Mattox[18]



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Hamlin, PA - Eight Great Features Highlight The Action Packed Racing At Hamlin Speedway
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The 2017 racing season at the Hamlin Speedway continues to rock on into the new season even though the weather has been less than perfect for most of the early season events. Coming back after a scheduled week off and a rain out on the prior Saturday, the Smith Family offered a fabulous racing show in the Poconos Mountains as they welcomed in 128 entries for an exciting night of racing activity. Promoter Randy Smith had the 1/5th mile clay cushioned facility in impeccable condition and all divisions put on a great show for the great crowd on hand to witness the exciting side by side and nose to tail racing action. The sizzling racing action went of without a hitch and was completed at 11 PM. The evening of speed was sponsored by S&S Speedways indoor go karts located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

When the eight feature events with heart stopping racing action was completed, it would be "The Jersey Force" Anthony Recchio holding his competition at bay to capture the exciting victory in the Hampton RV & Trailer Stage One Modified Tour event as he captured the 20-lap finale. "TVD" Tanner VanDoren raced to victory with a dominating performance in the Junior Slingshots feature attraction. "The Tornado" Tyler Peet wired the field to win the All Star Slingshot feature event. Zac Azzalina never looked better as he drove to a solid victory in the Wingless 600 Sprint headliner. Jenna Schostkewitz raced to victory in the Wingless 270 Sprint main event. "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober had the hot hand as he captured the Super Slingers headliner. Damon Paul captured the first of two Hamlin features in the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint headliner. In the nightcap, "The Big Show" Joey Amantea raced his JPA Masonry hot rod to victory for his first ever Hamlin win in the shortened event that was halted after one competitor dropped a bunch of oil down on the race track. The Smith Family continues to provide an unparalleled promotion for small car division racing and the 2017 racing season has been chock filled with over the top racing excitement.

The Junior Slingshots rolled out onto the raceway for their scheduled 20-lap feature excursion with Tanner Van Doren making an excellent charge at the start from his third starting position to take the lead. Van Doren clicked off some steady 14.3 second laps to drive away from the field. JJ Rice was holding down the runner-up position with lots of pressure coming from Jake Mason. Mason worked his way around Rice and set off for VanDoren. This was the night for VanDoren as he captured the win with Mason is second, two-time winner Shelby McLaughlin was third with John Kendall hustling to fourth and Adam Buchel driving hard to claim a top five finish. The second five found JJ Rice, Tyler Banks, Austin Homan, Abby Yates finishing in line.

The Wingless 270 Sprint main event found Jenna Schostkewitz chasing "The Deuce" Glenn Macomber for the first six laps. Schostkewitz found the line she was seeking on lap seven to slip by Macomber and gain control of the point. Schostkewitz would lead the remaining laps to claim her second win of the young season. Macomber would finish in second with Josh Schaffer third, Mike Kalman fourth and Jason Muldeowney completing the top five.

The first JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint main saw Tony Parlanti lead the first four laps of the feature. Parlanti gave way to Mikey Smith who led the next two laps. Storming to the front from sixth starting position, Damon Paul would seize the lead on lap-8 and drive away from the field for the win. Joe Nemeth enjoyed a great run in second place with Paul Richards Jr, Mikey Smith and Tony Parlanti completing the top five. Jake Roberts, Dakota Bartlet, Tyler Lindsey, Chloe Andreas and Hunter Metzger completed the top ten.

The second JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint feature found Joey Amantea getting a great start and blasting into the lead by turn one. Zack Weisenfluh kept pace along with Jacob Balliet. Amantea was enjoying consistent 12.258 lap times and was in command at the halfway point. As the field completed lap eleven, newcomer Richard Rickle's machine dropped a ton of oil down on the speedway and rather than risk the drivers health and curfew approaching, it was decided to checker flag the event. Amantea earned his first career win at Hamlin and the crew was a happy bunch in victory lane. Weisenfluh was second with Balliet in third, newcomer Logan Snyder fourth and Tyler Kehs fifth. Jenna Schostkewitz headed up the second five with Carmen Leggio, Justin Mills, Scott Slater and Ryan Lacoe completing the top ten.

The Super Slinger feature found Dale Kober hustle into the lead at the start, drive out to a comfortable lead and then fight off a strong bid by Wes Hearn late in the event to earn the victory. Wes Hearn was second with Alan Kober third, the returning Mike Taylor fourth, Jim Conroy fifth, Jeff Haduck sixth and the returning John Rooks Sr seventh.

The Wingless 600 Sprint main got off to a rock start as newcomer Billy Koch got up over a wheel and climbed atop the car and came to a peculiar perch in turn three. On the restart it would be Ryan Quackenbush getting hit and the car went into a crazy set of flips while standing on it's tail. Koch nor Quackenbush were injured in the incidents. On the next restart, "The Rockaway Rocket" Danny Buccafusca found the bottom of the raceway much to his liking and he blasted out in front of the highly competitive field. From fifth starting position came "The Travelin Man" Mick D'Agostino and the defending track champion "Bad" Chad Sandt. Buccafusca, who had been having trouble getting his new mount to co-operate early in the season, had the fans buzzing as he zipped around the track in 12.180 second laps. Two cars got together in between turns one and two on lap thirteen and Buccafusca couldn't avoid the mix-up and it would end his night in heart-breaking fashion. On the restart, Zac Azzalina would inherit the lead and that and a big right foot would be all Azzalina would need to lead the remaining laps and claim the victory. D'Agostino would earn his second consecutive runner-up spot with Chad Sandt, Damon Paul and Joel Smith completing the top five. Brandon Azzalina, Pat Bealer, Colin White, Joseph Smith and Ryan Neil would complete the top ten.

The Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified Tour event found Anthony Recchio blasting out front at the start of the feature and the move later proved to be the winning one as he held off a very strong Joel Smith for twenty laps and in doing so picked up his second win of the season. Recchio and Smith were the only drivers to break the 13-second barrier during the feature and Smith settled for second place honors this time around. Michael Samony was a strong third with Cody Motto finishing fourth in his best performance to date and John Mirabelli completing the top five. The second five included Bill Dianella, Jasper Ziegafuse, Janell Geary, newcomers Mark Corna and John Peer.

Twenty eight cars and drivers started the All Star Slingshot main attraction. Tyler Peet had a front row starting spot and used it to his advantage as he blasted out front at the drop of the green flag and soon had 27 other drivers seeking a way around him. This night would prove to be the hot ticket for Peet as he led every lap, never faltered and came away with a great win for his hometown fans. Easton's Tess Horvath matched wits with Peet to the final turn and drove to an excellent runner-up finish. Dale Kober raced from sixth to third, with Wes Hearn fourth and Cody Kline finishing fifth. Russell Benke came from 12th to head up the second five with Jared Silfee, Cole Stangle, Austin Silfee from 17th and Josh Marcus following.

Pearl Jams:

Kudos go out to Randy Smith and his staff for preparing an excellent racing surface for the night of racing battles. With all of the rain that fell during the past week it was nothing short of a miracle the racing could take place at all. The show was able to move along swiftly even with Smith and company taking some breaks to constantly manicure the racing surface and give all of the competitors an equal facility to race on.

Dale Kober was fast timer for the Super Slingers with a 13.895 clocking and ahead of the 14.130 second time of Wes Hearn. The Junior Slingshot time trials found Shelby McLaughlin stopping the clocks at 14.374 seconds to lead all drivers while Tanner VanDoren was second with a 14.469 time.

Heat race wins were captured by Alan Selemba, Tanner VanDoren and Tyler Peet in the All Star Slingshots. Four heats were needed for the influx of 600 Sprints and capturing the heat race wins were Chad Sandt, Zac Azzalina, Brandon Azzalina and Damon Paul. A B-Main for the 600 Sprints found Johnny Smith grabbing up the win. Jenna Schostkewitz nailed down a win in the Wingless 270 Sprint heats. any touring event and winning the Stage One Modified heats were Anthony Recchio and Joel Smith in the first round and Anthony Recchio and Cole Stangle in the second round. Geordan Marrero, Tony Parlanti and Jacob Balliet captured heat race wins for the Rookie 600 Sprints.

New faces continue to emerge at Hamlin as new competitors included Rachel Dickinson in the Junior Slingshot racers. Mike Taylor, Alan Kober and John Rooks Sr were new Super Slinger competitors. Dakota Bartlet, Macy Litchauer, Logan Snyder, Mark Sensenig and Richard Rickle were new Rookie 600 Sprint racers. Billy Koch and Johnny Smith were new 600 Sprint entries. Mark Corna, John Peer and Joel Price were new Stage One entries.

Anthony Recchio has four wins in the new season and they have come in bunches with a pair of wins at Accord and Hamlin on opening night at both tracks and then this past weekend when Recchio scored again at both Accord and Hamlin. Jake Mason enjoyed a great run with a second place finish at Hamlin and at Accord, Jake has been the meal ticket winning all three events there thus far. Jake interviewed at Accord with Steve Pados on Friday night and said he hoped to find pay dirt at Hamlin this year.

Mike McLaughlin won the 50/50 at the speedway. Happy Birthday wishes go out to Josh Marcus who turned 15.

Many graduates of racing at Hamlin have ventured into other forms of racing and are having success on dirt or pavement and the Speedway Staff is very proud they began their racing careers at Hamlin. One such driver is the current Modified champion at Accord, Anthony Perrego. Perrego broke through for his first win of the season on Friday night. The list goes on and on and each week this writer will pick another name from past racing at Hamlin and give the readers an update on their racing activities.

The speedway will be busy with many special events taking place in the month of June. The July 1st date of the Hamlin "Firecracker 100" is one of those events with the speedway raising money for VetStock of the Northeast. Any parties wishing to become involved in this promotion should contact Allesson Rode or Steve Pados or contact the speedway offices. There will be much more information shortly regarding the event.


All Star Slingshots: Tyler Peet, Tess Horvath, Dale Kober, Wes Hearn, Cody Kline, Russell Benke, Jared Silfee, Cole Stangle, Austin Silfee, Josh Marcus, Nick Delcampo, Samantha Muller, Taylor Mills, Troy Langendoerfer, Amanda Buchel, Clayton Davey, Alan Selemba, Emily Fleming, Mike Taylor, John Rooks Jr, CJ Fritz, Ashley Kober, Mike McLaughlin, Matt Miller, Tanner VanDoren, Nick Vinciguerra, Mike Fogler

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Jenna Schostkewitz, Glenn Macomber, Josh Schaffer, Mike Kalman, Jason Muldeowney

Wingless 600cc Sprints: Zac Azzalina, Mick D'Agostino, Chad Sandt, Damon Paul, Joel Smith, Brandon Azzalina, Pat Bealer, Colin White, Joseph Smith, Ryan Neil, Chris Kurtz, JD Casazza, Jacob Balliet, Geordan Marrero, Duane White, Justin Mills, Justin Grosz, Logan Snyder, Tyler Galatro, Joey Amantea, Danny Buccafusca, Johnny Smith, Tyler Ulrich, Scott Slater Jr, Ryan Quackenbush, Billy Koch

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: (Tour Event)Anthony Recchio, Joel Smith, Michael Samony, Cody Motto, John Mirabelli, Bill Dianella, Jasper Zeigafuse, Janell Geary, Mark Corna, John Peer, Joel Price, Cole Stangle

Junior Slingshots: Tanner VanDoren, Jake Mason, Shelby McLaughlin, John Kendall, Adam Buchel, JJ Rice, Tyler Banks, Austin Homan, Abby Yates, James Benz, Tommy Stillo, James Costlow, Joey Kalafut, Colton Geary, Rachel Dickinson, Matthew Backus

Super Slingshots: Dale Kober, Wes Hearn, Alan Kober, Mike Taylor, Jim Conroy, Jeff Haduck, John Rooks Sr, Greg Zellman

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (1) Damon Paul, Joe Nemeth, Paul Richards Jr, Mikey Smith, Tony Parlanti, Jake Roberts, Dakota Bartlet, Tyler Lindsey, Chloe Andreas, Hunter Metzger, Macy Litchauer

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (2) Joey Amantea, Zack Weisenfluh, Jacob Balliet, Logan Snyder, Tyler Kehs, Jenna Schostkewitz, Carmen Leggio Sr, Justin Mills, Scott Slater, Ryan Lacoe, Noah Zielinski, Mark Sensenig, Richard Rickle, Geordan Marrero, Cody Powell

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for May 27th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval as well as Driver Introductions for the "Stars of Tomorrow" Junior Slingshot Division.

Make sure to 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. Tilcon, Ron Brown Hauling, JPA Masonry,, 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 2017 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: or on facebook at: or or facebook at:
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The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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