Wall Stadium

DATE OF EVENT: Oct 20, 2018
DATE OF RELEASE: Oct 10, 2018
CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

DEMO DERBY AND 6 AUTO RACES HEADLINE WALL STADIUM’S SPOOKY SPECTACULAR ON OCT. 20

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ An impressive field of All American Auto Group Racing Series stock cars can be expected at Wall Stadium Speedway on October 20 when six feature races an a Demolition Derby headline the annual Spooky Spectacular stock car race. On October 20, pit area gates will open at 10:00 a.m., practice starts at 11:00 a.m., grandstand seating opens at 1:00 p.m. and qualifying starts at 1:45 p.m. with main events to follow at around 3:00 p.m.

The Center State Engineering Sportsman cars, with newly crowned champion Kevin Davison of Howell and top runners Kyle Scisco and Jarret DiGiantomasso, both of Jackson, expected to be in competition, will compete in a 25-lap feature race.

The O'Shea's Auto Repair Factory Stocks are set to two 25-lap main events with 2018 champion Mike Montano of Freeport, N.Y., regular season finale winner Elliot Wohl of Beachwood and multi-time champion Scott Riggleman of Manchester expected to lead the way. The Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks will also see double-duty in twin races with expected entries to include 2018 driving champion Brian Osborn of Howell, Darianne McLaren of Edison and Hazlet's Chris Silvestri.

In the Mike's Performance Center Limited Late Model 25-lap race newly crowned champion Shanon Mongeau of Jackson is expected to attempt to keep his 2018 undefeated streak going with likely competition coming from Brick's Joe Mongeau and Harry Schaeffer of Carteret.

With the season-long title chase completed drivers in all divisions can forget about earning points and race strictly for the prize money offered.

Fans can expect competitors from the tri-state area to compete in the championship Demolition Derby.

Also featured during the festivities will be free pumpkins for fans while supplies last and a “Haunted Carnival” in the grandstand midway area. Included in the grandstand admission price young fans will have the opportunity to play a variety of carnival games as much as they like in order to collect tickets to win prizes such as stuffed animals, candy, toys and more. Fans are also welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to the track to add to the fun.

Once the October 20 event is in the books all attention will turn toward the 45th running of the “Turkey Derby” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend during the daylight hours.

Wall Stadium Speedway 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. More information can be obtained by visiting wallspeedwayracing.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

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New Egypt Speedway
Route 539, New Egypt, NJ
Track Phone: 609-758-1900
Website: www.newegyptspeedway.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nesspeedway
Media Contact: Pete MacDonald – 609-758-1900 – nesoffice@comcast.net

An All-Star Will Be Made In 6th Annual All Star Cup Shootout At New Egypt Speedway This Saturday October 20th

New Egypt, NJ – This Saturday’s 6th Annual All Star Cup Shootout at the New Egypt Speedway is shaping up to be one of its best yet.

It’ll be a barnburner for the Mighty Modifieds as the Small Block Modifieds take on the Big Block Modifieds once again in a 60-Lap shootout that pays $6,000 to win and $400 just to start the main event.

See New Egypt Speedway regulars such as 2018 Modified Track Champion David VanHorn, 2017 Track Champion Billy Pauch Jr., Multi-time 2018 winner Danny Bouc, Ryan Godown, Brandon Grosso, Ryan Krachun, Davey Sammons, Rich Rutski, Chad Barney and more as they take on invaders such as Jeff Strunk, 2015 All-Star Cup Shootout Winner Duane Howard, Two-Time New Egypt Speedway Track Champion Jimmy Horton, Wade Hendrickson, Mikey Butler, Johnny Guarino and a plethora of others this Saturday night!

The Hammer Sportsman, Crate Modifieds and Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars will round out Saturday night’s racing program that will be the last racing event of the 2018 season.

Pit Gates will open at 3PM on October 20th, Spectator Gates will open at 4PM with Hot Laps scheduled for 5PM and racing slated to begin at 6PM. Adult admission is $25, Seniors (65 & up) are $23, Teens (12-15) & Military w/ID are $15 while Kids 11 & Under are FREE! Pit admission will be $40.

New Egypt Speedway’s Diamond Suite is available for rent for the evening. Contact the Speedway office at 609-758-1900 or Joey at 908-256-0234 for more information!

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.

For more information, visit online: www.newegyptspeedway.net, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway.

World of Outlaws


Contact: Anthony Corini
World of Outlaws PR
408-825-3360 | acorini@dirtcar.com

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Winner Christopher Bell (Dan McFarland Photo)

Christopher Bells Dominates Eldora Speedway for Fourth Career Outlaw Win

ROSSBURG, OH – October 14, 2018 – Christopher Bell pounded the cushion to perfection up against the Eldora Speedway wall to win his fourth career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature, but first of 2018, Sunday evening at the Ohio half-mile. Bell fell as far back as eighth but took the lead on Lap 14 and never looked back. Donny Schatz extended his Series points lead finishing second for a Tony Stewart Racing/Curb-Agajanian Racing one-two punch. Parker Price-Miller, who led the first 13 laps, completed the podium.

Tim Shaffer won the Sears Craftsman Dash and led the field down the backstretch, but a strong sweeping move across the racing surface from Parker Price-Miller saw the youngster lead the opening lap by a nose.

Carson Macedo, aboard the Jason Johnson Racing No.41, took second from Shaffer on Lap 9 and began closing in on Price-Miller for the lead.

Christopher Bell fell back from his fifth-starting spot on the initial start, but began his cushion-pounding charge forward immediately. As Macedo passed Shaffer for second on the ninth circuit, Bell re-entered the top five. Two laps later, Bell was third and visibly closing on the leaders. Bell passed Macedo for second on Lap 13 and took the lead the following lap from Price-Miller in turn one.

From there, Bell set sail, rim riding his way to a sizable advantage through lapped traffic.

Donny Schatz worked his way forward from his eighth starting spot to take third just past the halfway point.

The lone caution of the event flew on Lap 21 for a slowing Aaron Reutzel, setting up a double-file restart.

Price-Miller, who had fallen back to fourth, got an excellent restart and challenged Bell for the lead before settling into second. Bell once again powered away from the field, establishing a sizeable lead over the field.

Schatz went to work on Price-Miller for second, completing the pass with one to go. At this point, his TSR teammate was gone, as Bell cruised to win by over four seconds.

“I’m very grateful to run this thing, it’s a rocket every time I come to this place. It was so fast on the top, I could zoom right around,” Bell said in Victory Lane.

When asked about riding the wall at Eldora with a near-perfect race car, Bell didn’t hold back saying, “It’s the most fun thing you’ll ever do.”

“It’s a dream come true to be able to win World of Outlaws races at Eldora,” Bell, who was making his fifth Outlaw start of the season, added with a smile.

Donny Schatz settled for second for the second consecutive night and was pleased with his car, “My car was really good. These guys keep working on it and making some gains, it was great to have some grip out there.”

Parker Price-Miller, in one of three Indy Race Parts entries, held off Macedo to complete the podium, “We were really good, when you are out front, you don’t know how strong you really are, and Christopher blew my doors off. He was the class of the field. I can’t thank Bernie and Betsy enough for giving me this opportunity.”

Macedo, who will return to the JJR No.41 at Port Royal in two weeks, finished fourth with Ian Madsen completing the top five.

Brent Marks came forward from 12th to sixth with Joey Saldana, in another Indy Race Parts car, was strong finishing seventh.

Sheldon Haudenschild charged from 18th to eighth and Logan Schuchart earned KSE Hard Charger honors coming from 20th to ninth. Pennsylvanian Brock Zearfoss, who will finish out the season following the Outlaw tour, completed the top-ten.

A night after breaking a 19-year-old track record at Terre Haute, teenager Gio Scelzi was within striking distance of the 16-year-old Eldora track record in Qualifying, missing it by seven hundredths of a second.

It was an early start at Eldora, which was coming off a double-header World 100 program the night before, with the Outlaw Feature ending before 7:30 on a brisk October evening.

A rare off-weekend for the NASCAR Xfinity Series allowed Bell to compete back in his dirt track roots. Bell currently leads Xfinity points and recently set the single-season win record for a rookie with six. Bell finished 11th last night at Terre Haute.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action next weekend with a pair of dates in Kansas, starting Friday, October 19 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout and concluding Saturday, October 20 at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, KS. If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 14B-Christopher Bell [5][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$5,500]; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2][$3,200]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo [4][$2,800]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [3][$2,500]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [12][$2,300]; 7. 71X-Joey Saldana [6][$2,200]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [18][$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [20][$2,050]; 10. 4-Brock Zearfoss [10][$2,000]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [15][$1,500]; 12. 21-Brian Brown [14][$1,200]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [13][$1,100]; 14. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [9][$1,050]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [7][$1,000]; 16. 39-Spencer Bayston [17][$900]; 17. 5-David Gravel [16][$800]; 18. 9-Daryn Pittman [22][$800]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [19][$800]; 20. 81-Chad Kemenah [24][$800]; 21. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1][$800]; 22. 87-Aaron Reutzel [11][$800]; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [21][$800]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [23][$800]; Lap Leaders: Parker Price-Miller 1-13, Christopher Bell 14-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+11]

Qualifying Flight-A: 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 12.778; 2. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.831; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.872; 4. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.877; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.926; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.934; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, 12.98; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.987; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.999; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.062; 11. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.065; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.163; 13. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.209; 14. G1-Max Stambaugh, 13.222; 15. 71H-Randy Hannagan, 13.238; 16. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.271; 17. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.454; 18. 11N-Cap Henry, 13.467; 19. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.602; 20. 42-Ty Tilton, 13.863

Qualifying Flight-B: 1. 41-Carson Macedo, 12.899; 2. 14B-Christopher Bell, 12.928; 3. 71X-Joey Saldana, 12.944; 4. 19-Brent Marks, 12.996; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.997; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.012; 7. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 13.026; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.038; 9. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.054; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.06; 11. 21-Brian Brown, 13.072; 12. 5-David Gravel, 13.077; 13. 81-Chad Kemenah, 13.151; 14. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.19; 15. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.202; 16. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.206; 17. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.228; 18. O2-Brandon Long, 13.441; 19. 16-Ryan Ruhl, 13.602; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser, NT

Heat #1 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [1]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [6]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [4]; 7. 71H-Randy Hannagan [8]; 8. 97-Caleb Helms [9]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [10]; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer [7]

Heat #2 - Flight (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [2]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 6. 11N-Cap Henry [9]; 7. G1-Max Stambaugh [7]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [8]; 10. 42-Ty Tilton [10]

Heat #3 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 41-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 71X-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 6. 81-Chad Kemenah [7]; 7. 83-Cory Eliason [8]; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak [5]; 9. 16-Ryan Ruhl [10]; 10. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [9]

Heat #4 - Flight (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 14B-Christopher Bell [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [2]; 4. 5-David Gravel [6]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 7. 99-Brady Bacon [8]; 8. 12N-Cole Duncan [7]; 9. O2-Brandon Long [9]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller; 3. 18-Ian Madsen; 4. 41-Carson Macedo; 5. 14B-Christopher Bell; 6. 71X-Joey Saldana; 7. W20-Greg Wilson; 8. 15-Donny Schatz

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer: 1. 99-Brady Bacon [2][-]; 2. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4][-]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [1][$150]; 4. 11N-Cap Henry [5][$150]; 5. 97-Caleb Helms [3][$150]; 6. O2-Brandon Long [6][$125]; 7. 16-Ryan Ruhl [8][$125]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [7][$125]; 9. 42-Ty Tilton [9][$125]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10][$125]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [1][-]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2][-]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][-]; 4. 81-Chad Kemenah [6][-]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [10][$300]; 6. 12N-Cole Duncan [8][$250]; 7. G1-Max Stambaugh [7][$225]; 8. 71H-Randy Hannagan [9][$200]; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer [5][$200]; 10. 99-Brady Bacon [11][$200]; 11. 19P-Paige Polyak [4][$200]; 12. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [12][$200]

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Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series

THE 'NEW ENGLAND NIGHTMARE' KYLE SMITH BESTS THE MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES FIELD AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY THUNDER ON THE HILL THRILLER
BECHELSVILLE, PA

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

PA Sprint Series regular Kyle Smith traveled four hours south to Bechtelsville, PA from his hometown of South Egremont, MA to win the twenty-five lap Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series feature event at Grandview Speedway Inc. Saturday night.

Smith, who won at Grandview Speedway once before last season when visiting the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, has now a total of seven victories to his name in 2018, making it a back to back weekend of winning after visiting victory lane last Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway for the first night of the Keystone RaceSaver Challenge weekend in Central Pennsylvania.

From his fourth starting position, Smith grabbed the top spot from early leader Jeff Geiges by lap 10, and after surviving multiple restarts with Geiges grabbing the lead back with two to go, Smith quickly regained his position and would go on to win the Thunder On The Hill Racing Series hosted event.

Three heat race wins, sponsored by Professional Design Services, Freiberger Excavating and Bruce's Auto Body, went to Jeff Geiges, Larry Mc Vay and Michael Haggenbottom. Heat winners were also awarded five gallons of fuel courtesy of Kelly Racing Fuels - the official fuel sponsor of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series.

Twelve drivers were qualified in to the CRC Industries Brakleen redraw, with Dave Brown and Jeff Geiges pulling the pole positions, earning them the Engler Machine and Tool Front Row Award.

Scott R Frack made his come back to MASS after taking a few weeks off rebuilding an engine earned the Fred's Trailers hard charger award after advancing eleven positions from his 17th starting spot.

Ryan Stillwaggon took home the the Bitner Automotive Lightening Fast Time Award after having a 13.041 second lap time in heat number one.

Next up on the schedule is the finale at Georgetown Speedway on Saturday, October 27th - day two of the Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend.

MASS Grandview Speedway Results (25 Laps): Kyle Smith, Jeff Geiges, Ryan Stillwaggon, Jon Haegele, Tyler Reinhardt, Scott R Frack, Tim Tanner Jr., Joe Kay, Devin Adams, Larry Mc Vay, Dave Brown, Kassidy Kreitz Racing, Craig Pellegrini Jr., Dom Melair, Dan Leaper, Chad Connor, Tom Carberry, Bobby Scherff, Eddie Wagner, Zack Burd, Rick Stief, Austin Bishop, Michael Haggenbottom

World of Outlaws


Contact: Anthony Corini
World of Outlaws PR
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Winner Brad Sweet (Mark Funderburk Photo)

Brad Sweet Continues Career Year with Terre Haute Triumph

TERRE HAUTE, IN – October 13, 2018 – Brad Sweet’s added another page to his unforgettable 2018 season with a flag-to-flag victory at the historic Terre Haute Action Track, his ninth World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the year. Donny Schatz charged from 12th to second, getting by Tim Shaffer, who completed the podium, on the Green-White-Checkered finish.

Brad Sweet and Kasey Kahne Racing teammate Daryn Pittman put on a show on the final lap of the Sears Craftsman Dash finishing side-by-side. Sweet edged Pittman by 0.054 to earn the pole for the 30-Lap Feature.

Sweet powered to the lead on the initial start to lead the opening circuit and reached lapped traffic on Lap 9 at the spacious Indiana half-mile. Pittman and 2001 Terre Haute Outlaw winner Tim Shaffer were in tow.

At the halfway point, Donny Schatz had worked forward from his 12th-starting spot to sixth aboard the Tony Stewart Racing/Curb-Agajanian No.15. By lap 19, the nine-time Series Champion and current points leader had maneuvered to fourth.

Sweet continued to work his way through traffic as Schatz closed the gap on Pittman and Shaffer for the runner-up position.

Lap 27 saw Shaffer and Schatz get by Pittman for position down the backstretch and through turn three, respectively.

As the White Flag flew for Brad Sweet, he would not be caught, as he had multiple lapped cars between himself and Shaffer and Schatz, who were in a torrid battle for second.

It wouldn’t be that easy for the driver known as ‘The Big Cat’, however, as the caution flew for a stopped Ian Madsen as Sweet was about to take the Checkered.

The caution set up a single-file, Green, White, Checkered finish with Shaffer, who was ahead of Schatz at the last completed lap, in second and Schatz in third.

On the restart, Schatz quickly disposed of Shaffer in turn one and set his eyes on Sweet for his 20th victory of the season. Schatz closed the gap in each corner, but it wasn’t enough, as Sweet went on to win by .686 seconds.

When asked about the late restart, Brad Sweet chuckled and said with a smile, “Well, I’ve been getting used to it. Knoxville, Black Hills, Chico and Lernerville have all had late race restarts and sometimes it’s not bad to get a clean track. I think we were just good enough to hold these guys off tonight.”

“Lapped traffic was tricky. I think I made a few mistakes, but I guess I had a big enough lead,” Sweet said of the long Green Flag period to open the race, before thanking his NAPA Auto Parts crew for their continued hard work.

“Terre Haute is a special place. I’ve won a non-wing USAC race here, so it’s cool to come back here and win with the World of Outlaws,” the Grass Valley, CA native added.

Donny Schatz, who had passed Tim Shaffer for second on the final lap but had to go back to third for the Green-White-Checkered finish, was obviously disappointed to come up just short.

“We did what we could, the car was obviously rolling to get up there on an open race track. My guys did an incredible job, we wanted to get a win,” Schatz, who earned KSE Hard Charger honors for his efforts, said.

Tim Shaffer’s excellent 2018 season continued with a podium finish and he was pleased, “We had a great car, it kept coming in little by little as the race went on.”

Pittman settled for fourth with Sheldon Haudenschild charging from 15th to complete the top-five.

A week of rain and frigid temperatures had Terre Haute Action Track in unchartered territory during Qualifying, as 19 of the 32 cars signed in broke the existing track record set back in 1999. Brian Brown, who went out late, ended up establishing the new Terre Haute track record at 16.028, nearly a half-second faster than the existing record.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues its 40th Anniversary Season tomorrow evening at Eldora Speedway with an early start time. Drivers Meeting is scheduled for 3:30pm, tickets for the The Greatest Show on Dirt’s final appearance of the year at ‘The Big E’ can be found here. As always, if you can’t make it to the track, watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.com!

Feature (31 Laps due to green-white-checkered finish): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [12][$5,500]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3][$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [2][$2,800]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [15][$2,500]; 6. 71X-Joey Saldana [6][$2,300]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [5][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10][$2,100]; 9. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [7][$2,050]; 10. 5-David Gravel [4][$2,000]; 11. 14B-Christopher Bell [8][$1,500]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart [18][$1,200]; 13. 41-Carson Macedo [16][$1,100]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14][$1,050]; 15. 4-Brock Zearfoss [9][$1,000]; 16. 39-Spencer Bayston [21][$900]; 17. 19-Brent Marks [20][$800]; 18. 83-Cory Eliason [22][$800]; 19. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [23][$800]; 20. W20-Greg Wilson [19][$800]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [13][$800]; 22. 18-Ian Madsen [11][$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [24][$800]; 24. 99-Brady Bacon [17][$800];
Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-31;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+10]

Qualifying: 1. 21-Brian Brown, 16.028; 2. 71X-Joey Saldana, 16.191; 3. 71-Giovanni Scelzi, 16.208; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.228; 5. 14B-Christopher Bell, 16.234; 6. 5-David Gravel, 16.235; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 16.265; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.282; 9. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 16.32; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.324; 11. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.326; 12. 41-Carson Macedo, 16.333; 13. 39-Spencer Bayston, 16.343; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.363; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.376; 16. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.401; 17. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.414; 18. 83-Cory Eliason, 16.467; 19. 18-Ian Madsen, 16.472; 20. 19P-Paige Polyak, 16.516; 21. 99-Brady Bacon, 16.608; 22. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.631; 23. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 16.639; 24. 19-Brent Marks, 16.662; 25. 71H-Randy Hannagan, 16.673; 26. 33M-Mason Daniel, 16.755; 27. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.872; 28. 85-Mike Terry, 17.098; 29. 28-Brian Paulus, 17.185; 30. 22M-Dan McCarron, 17.3; 31. 17K-Kendall Ruble, 17.99; 32. 71M-Paul May, NT

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 14B-Christopher Bell [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [6]; 6. 71H-Randy Hannagan [7]; 7. 28-Brian Paulus [8]; 8. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 71X-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 6. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel [7]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 8. 17K-Kendall Ruble [8]

Heat #4 (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer: 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 41-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [6]; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak [5]; 7. 85-Mike Terry [7]; 8. 71M-Paul May [8]

Sears Craftsman Dash (6 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 5-David Gravel [4]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 6. 71X-Joey Saldana [5]; 7. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [8]; 8. 14B-Christopher Bell [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer: 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [1][-]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [3][-]; 3. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [5][-]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [2][-]; 5. 19P-Paige Polyak [4][$300]; 6. 28-Brian Paulus [9][$250]; 7. 71H-Randy Hannagan [6][$225]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [7][$200]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [10][$200]; 10. 85-Mike Terry [8][$200]; 11. 17K-Kendall Ruble [11][$200]; 12. 71M-Paul May [12][$200]

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OCTOBER 13, 2018
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THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES CONCLUDES TWENTY-NINTH SEASON, SATURDAY NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW. . . .

RYAN WATT OVERCOMES A TRAFFIC JAM TO WIN THUNDER FIRST; WHITMOYER AND SMITH CLAIM SPORTSMAN AND SPRINT CAR WINS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 13, 2018) – It was a chilling fall night of racing when Boyertown, PA’s Ryan Watt scored the victory in the twenty-first running of the Modified Traffic Jam, the season finale of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events at Grandview Speedway Saturday night. Watt has been haunted from winning a Thunder show for years, so how appropriate that his first win came in the Halloween House of Thunder event. Craig Whitmoyer and Kyle Smith claimed victories in the Sportsman and MASS Sprint Car Series events, as part of the thrilling three-division show.

“I can’t believe we won, I’ve tried to win a Thunder on the Hill Race so many times -- I finished second at the August race, and I’m glad to get one of these Thunder wins finally," an ecstatic Watt said in victory lane while surrounded by family, friends and crew members. His first win earned him $5,000 in a very lucrative payoff that offered $1,000 to finish tenth and $500 just to start the feature event.

Forty-six modifieds attempted to qualify for the big event and it was Ryan Watt who rolled off second in the 24-car starting line-up, alongside 2018 Grandview Speedway Modified Champion, Mike Gular. Watt won the drag race down the front stretch taking the top spot despite strong attempts from Gular. Battling for the lead, the top two dueled side-by-side for the initial stage of the race, followed by Frank Cozze and Kenny Gilmore.

Meanwhile, Craig VonDohren charged forward from an eighth-place start into the fifth position on lap 4, leading a train that included Jared Umbenhauer and Doug Manmiller.

The lead pack closed in on lapped cars by the tenth circuit, and the aptly named ‘Traffic Jam’ bunched the field with multiple two and three-wide battles. Relief came after a close call for the leaders when two cars tangled directly in front of them.

“Lapped Cars made things tricky tonight,” Watt said in victory lane. “You never know which way anyone is going to go and when they are side-by-side, it gets tricky.”

Opting for the outside lane on the restart, Watt left the door open for Gular, who pulled alongside challenging for the top spot. Jared Umbenhauer charged into the third on the restart and swapped the second position with Gular just two laps later.

Ryan Watt pulled away in the later stages of the 40-lap event, weaving in and out of slow traffic and maintaining the top spot as laps clicked off.

It was all Watt as the checkered flag waved, Mike Gular finished in second – holding off a late race charge from Jared Umbenhauer, who settled for third. Craig VonDohren finished in fourth, and Doug Manmiller finished in the fifth position.

Craig Whitmoyer claimed the victory in the 25-lap Sportsman event – his 13th Grandview Speedway victory. Mike Lisowski started on the outside pole and led the early stages of the race– but Lisowski was forced pitside on lap 15 when officials discovered missing right front lugnuts on his No. 15 machine. Brad Grim inherited the lead on the restart and lost the lead to Whitmoyer after a three-car battle for the top spot that also included Kevin Hirthler. A lap 22 yellow slowed the field for the final time and Whitmoyer engaged in a three-car race to the finish with just three circuits remaining. Whitmoyer held on for the win with Grim and Hirthler settling for second and third, respectively. Dean Bachman finished in fourth, and Kyle Kania finished in the fifth position.

Kyle Smith of Great Barrington, Massachusetts picked up the victory in the 25-lap Mid-Atlantic Sprint Car Series event, holding off Jeff Geiges and a slew of late race caution flags. Geiges of Hamilton, NJ took the early lead and led the initial eleven circuits before a lap 11 yellow slowed the field. With a double-file restart, Geiges opted to restart on the top side opening the door for Smith, who powered down the front stretch overtaking the top spot. Geiges slid inside Smith but couldn’t stick the attempted slide job. Geiges would settle for second, Ryan Stillwaggon finished in third, Jon Haegele coming home in fourth and Tyler Reinhardt rounding out the top 5 finishers.

For more information about NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series visit www.thundeornthehillracingseries.com

Thunder Notes

- 46 Modifieds, 21 Sportsman, and 24 Sprint Cars competed in the 2018 Thunder Series finale.

- Fans of all ages dressed in costume as part of the House of Thunder Halloween parade – judges selected the best-dressed children and rewarded them with prizes.

- Plans are currently in the works for 2019 racing season and the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 30th Anniversary of events.

October 13, 2018 Race Results

Modifieds

Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Ryan Grim 2. Kenny Gilmore 3. Mike Gular 4. Don Norris, Jr. 5. Richie Pratt, Jr.

Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Kyle Merkel 2. Doug Manmiller 3. Jared Umbenhauer 4. Meme DeSantis 5. Eric Biehn

Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Steve Swinehart 2. Ryan Lilick 3. Frank Cozze 4. Kevin Hirthler 5. Craig Whitmoyer

Heat 4 (10 Laps) – 1. Craig VonDohren 2. Ryan Watt 3. Rick Laubach 4. Jeff Strunk 5. Danny Bouc

Consi 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Ray Swinehart 2. Frank Yankowski

Consi 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Chris Esposito 2. Brett Gilmore

Feature (40 Laps) – 1. Ryan Watt 2. Mike Gular 3. Jared Umbenhauer 4. Craig VonDohren 5. Doug Manmiller 6. Frank Cozze 7. Kevin Hirthler 8. Rick Laubach 9. Jeff Strunk 10. Ryan Grim 11. Kenny Gilmore 12. Danny Bouc 13. Ryan Lilick 14. Ray Swinehart 15. Richie Pratt, Jr. 16. Don Norris, Jr. 17. Chris Esposito 18. Meme DeSantis 19. Kyle Merkel 20. Craig Whitmoyer 21. Frank Yankowski 22. Brett Gilmore 23. Steve Swinehart 24. Eric Biehn

DNQ: Matt Stangle, John Willman, Ryan Godown, Justin Grim, Ryan Beltz, Billy Osmun, Jason Miller, Aleah Geisler, Scott Albert, Gary Hager, Steve Young, Louden Reimert, Brian Hirthler, Mark Kratz, Brandon Grosso, Bobby Gunther Walsh, David Hunt, Ron Myers, Brian Houseknecht

Sportsman

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Kyle Kania 2. Brad Grim 3. Mike Lisowski 4. Nathan Mohr 5. Dean Bachman 6. Derrick Smith

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Kevin Hirthler 2. Craig Whitmoyer 3. Brian Hirthler 4. Joseph Brown 5. Kenny Bock 6. BJ Joly

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Craig Whitmoyer 2. Brad Grim 3. Kevin Hirthler 4. Dean Bachman 5. Kyle Kania 6. Joseph Brown 7. Mike Mammana 8. Derrick Smith 9. Kenny Bock 10. Andy Clemmer 11. Ray Cost 12. Scott Kohler 13. Dylan Swinehart 14. Mike Lisowski 15. Nico Flammer 16. Nathan Mohr 17. Brad Arnold 18. Lex Shive 19. BJ Joly

MASS Sprint Car Series

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Jeff Geiges 2. Tom Carberry 3. Ryan Stillwagon 4. Rick Stief 5. Zack Burd 6. Dominic Melair 7. Devin Adams 8. Craig Pelligrini

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Larry McVay 2. Jon Haegele 3. Dave Brown 4. Tyler Reinhardt 5. Eddie Wagner 6. Scott Frack 7. Kassidy Kreitz 8. Ian Detweiler

Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Mike Haggenbottom 2. Kyle Smith 3. Austin Bishop 4. Joe Kay 5. Tim Tanner Jr. 6. Bobby Scherff 7. Chad Connor 8. Daniel Leaper

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Kyle Smith 2. Jeff Geiges 3. Ryan Stillwaggon 4. Jon Haegele 5. Tyler Reinhardt 6. Scott Frack 7. Tim Tanner Jr. 8. Joe Kay 9. Devin Adams 10. Larry McVay 11. Dave Brown 12. Kassidy Kreitz 13. Craig Pellegrini 14. Dominic Melair 15. Daniel Leaper 16. Chad Connor 17. Tom Carberry 18. Bobby Scherff 19. Eddie Wagner 20. Zack Burd 21. Rick Stief 22. Austin Bishop 23. Mike Haggenbottom

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