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URC SPRINTS JOIN BIG BLOCKS, CRATE/SPORTSMAN AND ROOKIES IN BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY EVENT
Action returns to the Bridgeport Speedway this weekend as the winged warriors of the United Racing Club return to the 5/8th mile speedway in addition to the Spirit Auto Center Big Block Modifieds, Stewart Stainless Crate Sportsman and DA’s Auto Body & Repair Rookies.
URC welcomes title sponsor, Capitol Renegade for the 2017 season. Capitol Renegade – “The Headquarters” for all you Race Transport Needs – is a good match for the traveling sprint car club who is celebrating their 70th Anniversary season as America’s oldest traveling sprint car series. This will be the third consecutive year that URC has opened their season at the Bridgeport Speedway.
2016 URC Champion, Davie Franek picked up his first of seven wins in the Bridgeport opener on his way to his second career URC Championship.
Josh Weller is looking forward to returning to Bridgeport where he picked up one his four wins last season during Bridgeport’s Three for All event during mid-season. Weller returned to the cockpit of his family owned equipment in 2016 and had a momentous season. Weller is hoping to carry that momentum into the new season.
With nine URC titles to his credit, Curt Michael is looking forward to the season opener. Michael picked up a Brideport win last year during URC’s Big Track Classic weekend, winning the Friday night event while Lucas Wolfe earned his win on the next night. Bridgeport is special to Michael who won the 2015 season opener to celebrate his 50th win in URC competition.
There will be one URC competitor who will be very familiar to Bridgeport Speedway fans as Kris Lilick has made the switch from Crate/Sportsman competition to sprint cars for the 2017 season. Lilick tried his hand in a second Haggenbottom No. 24 during the Big Track Classic weekend and will race full time with URC this season.
Stewart Friesen was the feature winner of the only Big Block Modified race so far this season after capturing the win in the 60 Over Special/Doug Hoffman Memorial, taking the lead from Jeff Strunk in the final laps of the forty-four lap event. Strunk will be in the field Sunday, looking for his first ever Bridgeport Big Block Modified feature win but he has his work cut out for him.
Two time Bridgeport Big Block Champion, Ryan Watt had his Roberts Racing No. 14w in mid-season form during the opener but his efforts were derailed twice by flat tires. Watt had raced up to third before making his first visit to the pits. After restarting at the rear of the field, Watt had just raced back into the top five when fate struck once again.
Other Bridgeport regulars will be on hand to defend their home turf against the invaders. Sam Martz was one of the three drivers to lead laps in the season opener. Rick Laubach was sidelined with mechanical ills with the Gary & Lori Hermann No. 7 during the opener, after picking up the win in the Small Block Modifed event the night before. Dominick Buffalino made his presence known during the opening weekend and will certainly be looking for his first checkered flag of the season in addition to Neal Williams, Richie Pratt, Jr., Wade Hendrickson, Tommy Beamer, David Hunt, Jamie Mills, Ron Roberts, Jesse Hill and a host of others.
Brian Papiez picked up the Crate/Sportsman win during the 60 Over weekend and will be looking forward to continuing his winning ways. Chris Jenkins had his best ever finish during the 60 Over Weekend. After leading the first half of last week’s race, Jenkins will be looking for that first checkered flag in the races to come. Roger Manning and Kevin Belmont debuted new equipment during the first weekend of the season and will be competing for their share of the purse as will Stephen Kemery, Brad Roberts, Matt Stangle, Billy Briggs, Scott Hulmes and others.
DA’s Auto Body & Repair Rookies division is one of the biggest to date. There were three lead changes during their first eight lap feature event, promising a very exciting Rookie season in 2017. Kevin Britt, brother of Modified driver, Jim Britt, picked up the win after Eric Mattson and Tom Errico Jr. both led several laps.
The green flag will wave on the Bridgeport Speedway at 4pm on Sunday with four divisions of racing coming your way. Come early and enjoy the musical entertainment as well as the delectable offerings of the Bridgeport Speedway concession stands. Or take a ride on the Bandit Bus and view the behind the scenes action in the pit area while the competitors prepare for the racing program. Keep up to date with the latest news with the Bridgeport Bullet, the official program of the Bridgeport Speedway.
The Bridgeport Speedway is committed to maintaining a safe, fun, family atmosphere, creating life-lasting memories.
Sunday, April 9 - United Racing Club season opener, Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman and Rookies, start time 5pm
Saturday, April 15 - 2017 Season Opener, Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman, Outlaw Stocks and Rookies, 6pm start - 1st night of points
Sunday, April 23 - South Jersey Shootout, Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman & Outlaw Stocks - 5pm start
On August 16th, the Bridgeport Speedway will present the second Three for All event on the 5/8th mile speedway – a tripleheader show featuring the Super Late Models, United Racing Club (URC) Sprint Cars and 358 Small Block Modifieds with each division competing in qualifying events and a twenty-five lap feature events. It’s a race fan’s dream – guaranteed to offer something for everyone’s taste in dirt track racing!
The Three for All will be sponsored by BRB Contractors of King of Prussia, PA. BRB Contractors is a family owned and operated business, specializing in demolition, excavation, paving, hauling and site work. Bob Lilick and his four sons – Bobby, Brian, Justin and Kris – are competitors at the Bridgeport Speedway. Kris Lilick has won twice this season in the Stewart Stainless Crate/Sportsman Division and is currently second in the point standings with brother, Bobby in third. The Lilicks and BRB Contractors have been in business for sixteen years.
The inaugural Three for All event saw young Andrew Mullins make full use of a late race caution to erase Glenn Elliot’s advantage as he raced into the lead of Super Late Models as the field headed to the white flag. Curt Michael picked up the win in the URC feature event, earning his fourth win of the 2015 season followed by Robbie Stillwaggon and Josh Weller. Neal Williams earned his first ever Modifed feature win at Bridgeport with a flag to flag victory in the Small Block Modified feature, holding off the challenges of Jimmy Blewett and Ryan Watt.
Glenn Elliot’s second place finish didn’t dampen his enthusiasm for this event. “This is an awesome place,” Elliot exclaimed following the 2015 event. “I would love to come here.” Elliot will have his chance when the gates swing open on the 2016 event.
Echoing Glenn Elliot’s enthusiasm is Ricky Elliot – a former regular competitor in Bridgeport’s Big Block Modified Division. Elliot racked up ten feature wins on the Bridgeport 5/8 mile track during the 2004 season, losing the title by single digit points as he and eventual champion, Duane Howard battled to the final checkered flag for the 2004 title. Elliot made the move into Late Models during the following season. In spite of his success in the Modifieds, Elliot is still looking for his first Super Late Model victory on the Bridgeport clay.
“I thought I was smarter than everyone else,” Elliot said of his strategy in last year’s event. With all of his success and Bridgeport experience, Elliot chose a tire compound that was too hard. He finished fourth. “These cars are about a second and a half faster than the Modifieds (Big Blocks). They are more aero dynamic and a little lighter,” Elliot explained the factors that contributed to his miscalculation. “I’m really looking forward to this event,” Elliot stated. Elliot has been active with the Bridgeport management team, recruiting drivers for the 2016 event.
“Bridgeport has always been one of my favorite tracks,” Elliot related. “The faster you go, the better I like it!”
The inaugural Three for All event was also a red letter race for Neal Williams who picked up his first ever Modified win at the Bridgeport Speedway. Williams is a former Crate/Sportsman Champion at the Bridgeport Speedway with multiple feature wins in that division. It was Williams who gave New Jersey car owner, Sal DeBruno his first Bridgeport Championship while racing in the Crate/Sportsman Division.
DeBruno has fielded cars for many years. The list of drivers who have competed in the Overhead Door of Southern New Jersey No. 0 is like a “Who’s Who” in racing. That list includes drivers like Doug Hoffman, Ricky Elliot, Wade Hendrickson and Richie Pratt to name a few. Williams returned to Bridgeport this season in a second DeBruno owned Big Block Modified No. 0nw, joining rookie, CJ Jones who has won twice in the Overhead Door No. 0 so far this season.
Small Block Modified competition on the 5/8 mile track will find an interesting mix of Bridgeport regulars as well as invaders. Bridgeport Big Block Modified feature winners like Ryan Watt, Rick Laubach, Wade Hendrickson
Curt Michael would like nothing better than to pick up his winning ways when URC returns to the Bridgeport Speedway. Michael had high praise for the track preparation in last year’s event.
The nine time URC Champion from Oceanview, DE has 55 career URC wins and would welcome another Bridgeport victory to increase that total.
Davie Franek picked up a Bridgeport win back in April when URC opened their 2016 season on the 5/8 mile track. Franek has set the benchmark among URC competitors so far this season as he leads the points and has four wins. Robbie Stillwaggon, Curt Michael, Josh Weller and Troy Betts round out the top five in points with Weller being the only other driver to capture a URC victory to date.
If you are a racing fan then the Bridgeport Speedway’s Three for All has something for you! Super Late Models, Small Block Modifieds and Sprint Cars all on the same racing program!
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Saturday, August 13 – SCOUT NIGHT – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman & TSRS Sprint Cars, racing at 7pm
Tuesday, August 16 – Three for All – Super Late Models, URC Sprint Cars and 358 Small Block Modifieds, racing at 7:30 (rain date Wednesday, August 17 if needed)
Saturday, August 20 – 1/4 Midget Night sponsored by Joy Auto Parts – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman & Twin 12s for Outlaw Stocks, racing at 7pm
Saturday, August 27 – BIKE NIGHT – Big Block Modifieds, Crate/Sportsman and TSRS Sprint Cars, racing at 7pm
SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
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RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES
MACH1 $10,000 TO WIN NATIONAL OPEN FALLS TO AARON OTT SATURDAY NIGHT AT SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY
Aaron Ott of East Berlin, PA caught Justin Barger on lap thirty-one then led the final four laps to pocket the $10,000 first place prize for winning the 35 lap MACH 1 360 Sprint Nationals Saturday night at the Selinsgrove Speedway. For Ott, this marked his third Rislone URC Sprint feature win of the season and his fifth career victory. Ott was thrilled in victory lane for this, the biggest win of his career. “I was gonna win even if I had to stuff it in the fence, fortunately, I didn’t have to do that”, said Ott who was elated as the camera’s were flashing.
Thirty-four cars took part in timed warm-ups to determined the starting line-up for the heat race events. Jason Shultz set fast time, turning the half-mile with a time of 17.444 or 109.296 mph. Each driver would complete in two rounds of heat race events. The first four heats were won by Jason Shultz, Mark Smith, Chuck Hebing and Cody Keller. The heat races finishes were then inverted and the second round of heats were won by Ryan Kissinger, Shannon Fisher, Justin Barger and Troy Betts. The “B” main victory went to Matt Horst.
In the thirty-five lap MACH 1 National Open, pole sitter Davie Franek of Wantage, NJ was the man to beat, immediately taking command of the lead position. Justin Barger and Chuck Hebing were in a wild battle for second with Aaron Ott and Mark Smith just off the pace.
On lap nine, the red flag was displayed for Parker Evans to flipped in turn four. When green flag racing resumed, Franek remained the pace setter followed by Barger with Aaron Ott now in third, with Hebing and Smith in the top five.
The red flag was displayed again, this time on lap sixteen when Chuck Hebing flipped with Cody Keller making contact and flipping as well in turn three. Both drivers walked away uninjured.
As the field lined-up for the restart, race leader Davie Franek developed mechanical problems and gave up the lead, retiring to the pits. At this point, Justin Barger became the new race leader and brought the field down to restart the feature event. At the halfway point, Barger, Ott, Smith, Jason Shultz and TJ Stutts made-up the top five.
On lap twenty-five, TJ Stutts moved into third as Ott closed in on Barger. As the field passed the flag stand on lap twenty-nine, Ott pulled along-side of Barger to challenge for the lead and at the same time, the yellow was displayed on lap twenty-nine for Shannon Fisher stopped in turn four.
The restart saw Barger, Ott, Shultz, Smith and Stutts take the green flag and Ott immediately went after the leader. Barger held on to the top spot until lap thirty-one when Ott took the top spot. Ott quickly established a comfortable lead and went on to claim the victory with Barger delivering a very respectable second followed by Jason Shultz, TJ Stutts and Mark Smith.
FEATURE FINISH 35 Laps $10,000 To Win MACH 1 360 NATIONALS: Aaron Ott, Justin Barger, Jason Shultz, TJ Stutts, Mark Smith, Robbie Stillwaggon, Curt Michael, Steve Collins, Derek Locke, Josh Weller, Ed Aikin, Mike Walter II, Mike Walter, Chris Arnold, Dane Lorenc, Matt Horst, Jordan Thomas, Shannon Fisher, Ryan Kissinger, Davie Franek, Chuck Hebing, Cody Keller, Kyle Reinhardt, Parker Evans, Troy Betts, Brock Zearfoss.
DNQ Chad Layton, Andy Best, Jim Shuster, Kody Lehman, Randy West, Colby Womer, Mallie Shuster, Larry Kelleher
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APRIL 6. 2014
RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES 2014
BRAD FRANKS JOINS URC ROOKIE ROSTER, FANTASY LEAGUE PLANNED FOR 2014, SEASON OPENER NEARS
The much anticipated 2014 Rislone URC Sprint Series continues to gain momentum and some big news this week includes the announcement from eighteen year old Brad Franks of Collegeville, PA, that he will be joining several other rookie drivers on the URC driver roster. “I’m looking forward to race with URC because of the many different tracks where URC competes and the club atmosphere that exists”, said Franks. A diesel heavy equipment mechanic by trade, Franks goal for the coming season is to get as much seat time as possible. “The schedule, purse and double-file restarts are what attracted me to URC”, commented Franks.
Brad Franks will drive the TF Motorsports 12B that will carry sponsorship from Trans-Fleet Concrete, 5 Star Concrete Pumping and West Fabrication. Joining Franks on the URC rookie roster is Wes Irwin of Lebanon, PA, Chris Glandon of Milford, DE and Tony Fiore of Manheim, PA.
A new attraction for URC in the coming season that is sure to add fun for the fans and competitors alike is the URC 2014 Fantasy League. This is a joint effort with shorttrackin.com and it’s absolutely FREE to participate. To get started, please visit shorttrackin.com and register to play. After you register, you may select five drivers, one from each group. You may trade, add or drop drivers up to 10AM each race day. The year-end champion we earn a hefty $250! More to come in the very near future on this fan and competitor fun activity.
The 2014 Rislone URC Sprint Series will open with two non-point race events, first on Friday night, April 11 at the Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC followed by a Saturday night, April 12 event at the Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, SC. URC’s official season opener will take place on Saturday night, April 19 with the first of six events at the Selinsgrove Speedway, this show will be the first point race of 2014 for URC.
A host of special events are part of the Rislone URC Sprint Series including the Jack Gunn Memorial at the Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night, May 10 paying $3,500 to the winner. On Saturday night, May 17 the Delaware International Speedway will host the Kramer Williamson Memorial with an additional $4,000 in prize money posted by a long list of sponsors. Each feature position will pay an additional $73 in memory of Kramer Williamson and, the eighth place finisher will pick up an additional $108 in memory of URC’s Midge Miller. Each feature lap will pay the race leader $73 and lap eight will pay $108 to the race leader. The halfway, lap 13 race leader will earn $528. Heats, the “B” Main, Fast Time and Hard Charger will also earn an additional $73. In additional, a paid provisional will be added to the starting field.
The list of sponsors for the Kramer Williamson Memorial include Henry Fenimore of B&F Towing, Joe Fiore, Nouse Signs, AARN, American Racer, ASI, Aquaflow, Betts Towing, Brad Penn Oil, Dr. Brooke Bowman, Buck Rubs Gentlemen's Club, Tom Deladvitch State Farm, Gaerte Racing Engines, Fran Hogue, IG Burton Chevrolet, J & J, Keizer Wheels, Fred Kennedy, Kent Construction, Scott McClaren, Tim Moran, Don Ott Racing Engines, Penske Shocks, Phillips Garage, National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, Rider Racing Engines, Royal Publishing, Pete Sacks, Sprint and Midge Magazine, Todd Wise, Zemco.
Other special events include the Twin features night at Grandview Speedway on Sunday, May 25, URC will join USAC in a double-header wing and non-wing show at the Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, June 4, an event sponsored by MACH 1 Chassis. Friday night, August 1 will be the $4,000 to win Rislone Nationals at Williams Grove followed by the Kramer Cup at the Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night, August 9. The “Big Daddy” event for URC is Saturday night, September 27 with the MACH 1 Chassis $8,000 to win event at the Selinsgrove Speedway.
Eight time URC Champion Curt Michael of Ocean View, DE, driving for car owner Bill Gallagher, will be chasing title number nine as Josh Weller and defending URC Owner Champion Ken Eldreth have joined forces to chase their first championship as a team. Other 2014 title contenders include Davie Franek, Ed Aikin, Robbie Stillwaggon, Brian Carber, Chad Trout, Kevin Darling, Eric Riggins, and Randy West just to name a few.
2014 RISLONE URC Sprint Series Schedule
Friday, April 11 Carolina Speedway/Gastonia, NC (NP)
Saturday, April 12 Lancaster Speedway/Lancaster, SC (NP)
Saturday, April 19 Selinsgrove Speedway
Friday, April 25 Big Diamond Raceway
Friday, May 2 Big Diamond Raceway (Rain Date)
Saturday, May 10 Selinsgrove Speedway Jack Gunn Memorial $3,500 To Win
Friday, May 16 Bedford Speedway
Saturday, May 17 Delaware International Speedway Kramer Williamson Memorial
Sunday, May 25 Grandview Speedway (2 Features)
Monday, May 26 Grandview Speedway (Rain Date)
Wednesday, June 4 Lincoln Speedway MACH 1 Super Series
Friday, June 6 Williams Grove Speedway MACH 1 Super Series
Friday, June 13 Potomac Speedway
Saturday, June 14 Winchester VA Speedway
Saturday, June 21 Grandview Speedway
Friday, June 27 Bedford Speedway
Saturday, June 28 Selinsgrove Speedway
Saturday, July 26 Selinsgrove Speedway
Friday, August 1 Williams Grove Speedway Rislone Nationals $4,000 to win
Saturday, August 9 Selinsgrove The Kramer Cup
Friday, August 22 Williams Grove Speedway
Saturday, August 23 Port Royal Speedway
Saturday, August30 Delaware International Speedway
Saturday, September 27 Selinsgrove MACH 1 $8,000 to Win
Friday, October 3 Carolina Speedway/Gastonia, NC
Saturday, October 4 Cherokee Speedway/Gaffney, SC
Saturday, October 18 Grandview Speedway Feature Only
(NP) Non-Point Races
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DECEMBER 11, 2013
RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES
URC SCHEDULE HOLDS 24 RACE DATES, EXCITING CHANGES OFFERED FOR 2014 RISLONE SPRINT SERIES AS A “NEW DEAL” UNFOLDS
The sixty-seventh season for the United Racing Company holds much promise with new and exciting changes planned for the coming season.
In fact, this could be URC’s biggest season of change, joined by a welcome statement of, “Come one, Come All”. The transformation of URC is one of inclusion, to continue to bring together new drivers and race teams, different venues and a “new deal” for 2014.
To drop the green flag early on 2014, the Rislone URC Sprint Series boasts a schedule of twenty-four race dates with two additional events still in negotiations. URC’s “Super Series” will offer nine events taking place in Central Pennsylvania, with six visits to the Selinsgrove Speedway and three stops at the Williams Grove Speedway. Special events include the $3,500 to win Jack Gunn Memorial at Selinsgrove on Saturday night, May 10, the 9th running of the $4,000 to win Rislone Nationals at Williams Grove on Friday night, August 1st followed by the 1st running of the Kramer Cup, to be run in memory of Kramer Williamson on Saturday night, August 9 at Selinsgrove. URC will again co-sanction the $8,000 to win 14th Annual Mach1 Chassis National Open at Selinsgrove on Saturday night, September 27.
URC’s “new deal” with an invite of “Come One, Come All” to the competitors will offer the following upgrades.
* Rislone returns as URC Tour Sponsor for the 16th consecutive season.
* Pioneer Pole Buildings returns to the URC Series for the fourth season.
* Open draw for heats, redraw for the feature.
* Revenge Redraw for the feature at designated events.
* Elimination of the 3 out of 5 handicapping penalty.
* Elimination of the top 3 from the previous event penalty.
* American Racer Tire to return to URC with new sizing and compounds at 2013 pricing.
* 2014 URC Driver & Owner Champion to each earn the “Champions Pit Pass” at each URC event in 2015.
* $250 to take the green at all regular events with a 22 car starting field.
* URC Technical Committee of six owners will be formed to provide recommendations on car specifications to URC Management.
* URC Novelty Stand to Return with URC apparel.
* “Champions Celebration” to replace the Banquet with emphasis on fun, food, music, DJ, casual attire, affordable ticket prices, presentations only to the Champions.
* Ladies Auxiliary to be formed to organize the Champions Celebration and various race night autograph sessions, and other activities.
* Bolt on weight will be permitted in 2014 with some safety requirements.
* 305 sprint rules incorporated into URC car specification rules
* URC Rule Book modifications-streamline, simplified, made to be user friendly, eliminate many of the penalties.
* URC website enhancements to showcase the drivers and owners of URC.
URC is currently working on some other modifications to enhance the “new deal” of 2014 but we are still working on some of the final details. A complete list will be finalized for the Motorsports Show in January 2014.
The 2014 season will introduce many new ideas and a different way for URC to be doing business. We’ve talked to many owners, drivers and race track Promoters since the middle of the summer. URC Owners John and Cher Zimmerman and Bob Miller have listened closely to the comments. There have been countless great suggestions, and we feel we took the very best idea’s while staying within our cost to the Promoters. Our sponsors remain strong with our organization and the outlook for a prosperous 2014 looks brighter than ever.
URC . . . .building the New Deal with a Come One, Come All approach!
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JULY 6, 2013
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RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES
KEVIN DARLING HOLDS OFF LATE RACE CHARGE FROM RANDY WEST TO SCORE RISLONE URC SPRINT WIN SATURDAY NIGHT AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY
Kevin Darling of Wyoming, DE enjoyed a great night at the New Egypt Speedway on Saturday night winning the twenty-five lap Rislone URC Sprint Series feature event. Darling earned the victory and collected $2,000 for the first place prize. Darling also was a heat race winner and earned an additional $50 for setting fast time of the night.
Three sprint heat race events were presented for the field of twenty-three cars with victories going to Randy West, Kevin Darling and Art Liedl.
In the twenty-five lap feature, Kevin Darling took immediate control of the lead with Randy West maintaining a close second as Dan Mazy and Art Liedl followed with Davie Franek making up the top five. At numerous times throughout the race, Randy West would catch the leader but with each challenge, Darling managed to hold off the Boyertown, PA driver.
On lap ten, the one and only caution of the night was displayed for defending champion and current point leader Robbie Stillwaggon. A flat tire sent Stillwaggon to the pits ending his chances to challenge for the win.
The green flag dropped to restart the race and Darling, West and Franek were the top three. West once again took a run for the lead but Darling again fought back to hold the top spot.
At the halfway point of the race, Darling, West, Franek, Dan Mazy and Art Liedl were the top five with JJ Grasso, driving the Eldreth Construction sprinter to the sixth spot.
With the race going caution free since lap ten, the leaders were now in lapped traffic and once again West moved in on Darling to offer a challenge for the lead. Darling again kept solid control of the lead.
For the final five laps, Darling was not going to shake West as Franek began catching the leaders. With two laps to go, West again offered a run at the lead but again, Darling prevailed.
For the final lap, West pulled wheel-to-wheel with Darling in turns one and two. For the run down the backstretch, Darling held the top spot. Charging off turn four, Darling took the low lane as West when to the high side of the speedway. With the checker flag waiving, Darling took the win with West second, Davie Franek third, JJ Grasso fourth and Art Liedl fifth.
FEATURE FINISH: Kevin Darling, Randy West, Davie Franek, JJ Grasso, Art Liedl, Brian Carber, Dan Mazy, Tim Kelly, Josh Weller, Ed Aikin, Troy Betts, Joe Zuczek, Jimmy Stitzel, Keith Prutzman, Jonathan Swanson, Andy Best, Steve Downs, Scott Lutz, JR Berry, Jeff Fifthian, Robbie Stillwaggon, Cameron Darling, David Swanson.
Fred’s Trailer Parts Hard Charger: Josh Weller- - advanced 12 spots
LikeWise Construction Fast Time of the Night- - Kevin Darling
APRIL 26* Big Diamond Robbie Stillwaggon
MAY 11 Selinsgrove Jack Gunn JJ Grasso
JUNE 1 New Egypt Art Liedl
JUNE 15 Grandview Robbie Stillwaggon
JUNE 21* Bedford Robbie Stillwaggon
JUNE 22 Winchester, VA Dave Ely
JULY 6 New Egypt Kevin Darling
JULY 20 Delaware International $2,000 To Win
JULY 26* Potomac $2,000 To Win
AUG 2* Williams Grove--Rislone $4,000 To Win
AUG 3 Lincoln $2,000 To Win
AUG 9* Black Rock $4,000 To Win
AUG 10 Selinsgrove $2,000 To Win
AUG 23* Williams Grove $2,200 To Win
AUG 24 Port Royal $2,000 To Win
AUG 31 Delaware International $2,000 To Win
SEPT 7 Utica Rome--non-points $7,000 To Win
SEPT 14 New Egypt $2,000 To Win
SEPT 28 Selinsgrove 40 Laps $8,000 To Win
OCT 4* Carolina Gastonia, NC $2,000 To Win
OCT 5 Cherokee, Gafney, SC $2,000 To Win
OCT 19 Grandview $2,000 To Win
* Indicates Friday Night
URC FACTS: (Statistics maintained by Steve Barrick)
65 URC Seasons beginning in 1948 – 2012
Presented 1,500 Feature events
Visited 137 Different Speedway
Delivered 257 Different Feature Winners
Single season with the most different feature winners: 2007 (20 different winners)
Driver with the most URC feature wins: Glenn Fitzcharles (81)
Track Hosting the Most URC events: Delaware International (176), Bridgeport (145), Flemington (113) Grandview (87), Middletown (68)
Driver with the most consecutive URC feature wins: Hank Rogers (9) 1961-1962
There have been 4 Photo Finishes: 7-3-54 Hatfield, PA Bert Brooks/Tony Romit (T)
9-12-59 Selinsgrove, PA Al Chamberlain/Dave Humphrey (T)
7-29-61 Owego, NY Jim Maguire/Don Gillette (T)
9-1-69 Flemington, NJ Dick Tobias/Earl Halaquist (T)
Longest Running Tour Sponsor: Bar’s Leaks 18 years
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JUNE 16, 2013
RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES
BRIAN CARBER LEADS URC TO BEDFORD & POTOMAC THIS WEEKEND
At just nineteen years of age, first year URC driver Brian Carber of Pipersville, PA continues to lead the Rislone URC Sprint Series point chase.
Carber moved into 360 sprint car racing this season after enjoying much success in the 305 sprints. In 2012, Carber won four 305 sprint feature events and along the way, collected thirteen top five finishes and sixteen top ten finishes with his 305 sprinter. During the season he also competed in some 600 micro sprint events where he won two features and gathered twenty-three top five finishes.
URC, our nation’s oldest traveling sprint car organization, now it its’ sixty-sixth year has established a solid reputation for having some of the best sprint car drivers in the country compete on their circuit. Although just four races into a long season, Carber has even the veterans scratching their head. Making the move from a 305 sprinter to the 360 sprints, in most cases, takes some time to adjust, but for Carber, he’s competing on equal ground with some of the best of URC. Carber, driving the Carber Motorsports/Greth Racing #8c has not won a URC feature in his first four starts, but he has certainly been in contention and over the course of the four races, has gathered more points then any other driver on the URC roster to date. It’s a long, long season, but Brian Carber has certainly established himself as a contender in the early going.
Robbie Stillwaggon of Burlington, NJ is URC’s only two time winner in 2013. Art Liedl and JJ Grasso were also feature winners this season. Stillwaggon, in both his feature wins was spectacular, coming from deep in the pack to take the lead in the closing laps. Saturday night at the Grandview Speedway, Stillwaggon started ninth and caught race leader Troy Betts on the final lap to make the pass and take the victory. For Stillwaggon, driving the Fred Kennedy owned #89, it was his fifth career URC win. Stillwaggon, URC’s defending Rislone Sprint Series Champion has an eye on a second title and has risen quickly to be URC’s newest “top dog”.
Mertztown, PA driver Josh Weller is also in the URC chase. Driving for Chris Weiss in 2013, Weller is positioned third in the point chase, trailing runner-up Robbie Stillwaggon by just one point. Rounding out the top five in points is Davie “No Panic” Franek and JJ Grasso.
The coming weekend could very well mix-up the point chase with a two race weekend planned. On Friday night, June 21, URC will invade the Bedford Speedway for a full program to include the $2,000 to win 25 lap feature event. On Saturday night, June 22, URC will be in action at the Winchester, VA Speedway, with a 25 lap feature offering $2,000 to the winner.
For more information, please visit our website at www.urcsprints.com
Or, visit the track websites listed below.
Bedford Speedway 702 Pitt Street Bedford, PA 15522 814 623 0500 www.bedfordspeedway.com
½ mile Semi-banked high speed clay oval
Winchester Speedway 1000 Airport Road Winchester, VA 22602 www.winchestervaspeedway.com
3/8th mile Clay Oval-- - “The Action Track”
2013 RISLONE URC SPRINT POINT STANDINGS
1 471 Brian Carber
2 457 Robbie Stillwaggon
3 456 Josh Weller
4 453 Davie Franek
5 402 JJ Grasso
6 400 Randy West
7 365 Troy Betts
8 365 Art Liedl
9 364 Kevin Darling
10 359 Kramer Williamson