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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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Dec
12

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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

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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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Jun
17

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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

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RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES

JJ GRASSO POCKETS $3,600 WITH JACK GUNN MEMORIAL VICTORY SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY

JJ Grasso of Middletown, DE scored an impressive win Saturday night at the Selinsgrove Speedway, winning the 8th Annual URC/358 Jack Gunn Memorial. The thirty lap feature win earned Grasso $3,600 in a thriller that saw Grasso chase down race leader Pat Cannon in the final five laps. A late race caution brought the field nose to tail for the final three laps. Grasso was closing on Cannon prior to the yellow, but when the green flag fell, Cannon developed motor problems, handing the lead over to Grasso. It was certainly no gift as Grasso was the fastest car on the track in the second half of the race. On the final lap, Grasso lost his brakes and on the cool down lap, developed a right rear flat tire on the Kenny Eldreth owned sprinter. For Grasso, it was his first career win at the Selinsgrove Speedway.

At the start of the 30 lap Jack Gunn Memorial, Jason Shultz led the twenty-six car starting field into turn one. Before exiting turn two, the red flag was displayed for a nine car crash. Chad Trout and Derek Locke sustained the most damage of the cars involved. On the restart, Shultz set the place and led the first lap with Cody Keller taking the top spot on lap two. Keller set the pace until a lap four caution for debris. On the restart, Keller was on top with Pat Cannon now in second. A caution was displayed on lap five, this time for Eric Tomecek.

The field restarted with Keller, Cannon and Mark Smith holding down the top three spots with URC’s JJ Grasso racing in fourth. On lap eight, Jason Shultz popped a tire on the homestretch and as the yellow was displayed, Matt Horst flipped out of the track, exiting over the fourth turn guardrail. Horst was not injured in the crash.

On the restart, Cody Keller remained the race leader with Cannon and Smith still in the chase. JJ Grasso and TJ Stutts made up the top five and were reeling in the leaders. At the halfway point of the race, Keller and Cannon were in a battle for the lead then one lap later, Pat Cannon powered into the top spot. At the same time, Grasso moved into third and was charging

With just five laps to go, Grasso moved past Keller and now had the task of chasing down Cannon. Grasso was definitely closing then on lap twenty-seven, the yellow was displayed for Dave Ely.

The restart was going to be a thriller with just three laps to go and Cannon and Grasso nose to tail. A sudden puff of smoke going into turn one and Cannon was off the pace and Grasso was now in command. Grasso mastered the final laps to take the victory with Cody Keller second, Mark Smith third, TJ Stutts fourth and Aaron Ott fifth. Making up the top ten were Josh Weller, Ryan Kissinger, Colby Womer, Randy West and Jason Shultz.

8TH ANNUAL JACK GUNN MEMORIAL 30 laps $3,500 to win. Finish: JJ Grasso, Cody Keller, Mark Smith, TJ Stutts, Aaron Ott, Josh Weller, Ryan Kissinger, Colby Womer, Randy West, Jason Shultz, Art Liedl, Davie Franek, Brian Carber, Pat Cannon, Dave Ely, Robbie Stillwaggon, Joey Biasi, Duane Mausteller, Matt Horst, Eric Tomecek, Andy Best, Chad Trout, Larry Kelleher, Bryn Gohn, Derke Locke, Kevin Darling

DNQ—Kramer Williamson, Billy Pauch Jr., Scott Lutz, JR Berry, Jonathan Swanson, Dan Mazy, Troy Betts, Tim Kelly, Tim Berkheimer, Scott Wilson, Jimmy Stitzel, Ryan Wilson, Steve Downs, David Swanson

Fast Time JJ Grasso 17,329 110.021mph, 40 cars took times, 26 URC sprints, 14 358 sprints.

Heat 1- - Brian Carber, Dave Ely, JJ Grasso, TJ Stutts

Heat 2- -Randy West, Chad Trout, Andy Best, Aaron Ott

Heat 3- - Mark Smith, Pat Cannon, Josh Weller, Bryn Gohn

Heat 4- -Coby Womer, Larry Lelleher, Cody Keller, Joey Biasi

Heat 5- -Eric Tomecek, Davie Franek, Jason Shultz, Robbie Stillwaggon

B Main- -Derek Locke, Art Liedl

B Main- -Matt Horst, Duane Mausteller

Next Event: May 18 Delaware International Speedway, Delmar, DE 7 PM

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2013 RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES

32 CARS COMPETE IN RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES OPENER. . . .
DEFENDING CHAMPION ROBBIE STILLWAGGON CHARGES FROM FOURTEENTH TO WIN THE PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS 25 LAP URC SPRINT FEATURE FRIDAY NIGHT AT BIG DIAMOND

The sixty-sixth season of the Nation’s oldest traveling sprint car organization, the URC Sprint Series, officially opened on Friday night at the Big Diamond Speedway with defending champion Robbie Stillwaggon taking the lead in the late stages of the event. After starting fourteenth, the Burlington, NJ racer took the lead on lap twenty-two of the twenty-five lap feature and went on to win his fourth career URC win. The Rislone URC Sprint Series event was sponsored by Pioneer Pole Buildings and Stillwaggon earned $2,000 for the victory. Stillwaggon earned a $50 bonus for passing the most cars, advancing thirteen spots in the feature event.

A field of thirty cars turned out for a chilly night of racing. Troy Betts was the winner of the Engler Machine & Tool heat race as Bryn Gohn won the Brad Penn Oil heat race with Davie Franek winning the Pioneer Pole Buildings third heat race of the night. The Bar’s Leaks “B” winner was Dave Ely.

Twenty-four cars answered the call for the 25 lap Pioneer Pole Buildings feature event. At the start of the feature, Bryn Gohn established himself as the race leader, holding off a determined Davie Franek with Tim Kelly close in the chase. Franek continued to pressure Gohn for the lead then on lap five, the yellow was displayed for Dave Ely who spun exiting turn two. On the restart, Gohn and Franek continued their battle for the lead and as the leader entered turn one, Kelly took a wild flip, displaying the red flag. Kelly walked away uninjured.

On the restart, Gohn and Franek resumed their battler with JJ Grasso racing in third with Brian Carber (in his first URC start) racing in fourth with Robbie Stillwaggon in fifth by lap six. One lap later, Jonathan Swanson came to a stop displaying the caution flag once again.
Gohn continued to be the front runner with Franek in the chase, then on lap thirteen, Franek powered into the lead position, and at the same time, JJ Grasso moved into second. Following in the top five was Bryn Gohn, Robbie Stillwaggon and Brian Carber.

As the field was completing lap fourteen, Franek was the leader with Grasso trying to close the gap. Grasso, tapped the inside fourth turn tire. After passing the flag stand, Grasso’s car headed to the infield out of control, before hitting another tire and wildly flipping while entering turn one. Grasso walked away uninjured.

On the restart, Franek set the pace followed by Gohn with Stillwaggon now in third. On lap twenty-one, Stillwaggon made a move and powered into second. And now, the two drivers that were battling over the Rislone URC Championship in 2012, are now battling for a win in 2013. On lap twenty-two, Stillwaggon powered by Franek to take the lead and he managed to stay the front runner until the drop of the checker flag. Stillwaggon took the win followed by Davie Franek with Bryn Gohn third, Brian Carber fourth and fifth place finisher Kevin Darling.

Brian Carber in his first URC start delivered a solid fourth place finish. Billy Pauch Jr was also very impressive, after finishing second in the “B” Main, Pauch returned to deliver an impressive eighth place finish in the feature.

25 LAP FEATURE FINISH: Robbie Stillwaggon, Davie Franek, Bryn Gohn, Brian Carber, Kevin Darling, Joey Biasi, Josh Weller, Billy Pauch Jr., Kramer Williamson, Chad Trout, Randy West, Joe Zuczek, Troy Betts, Dan Mazy, Andy Best, Jimmy Stitzel, Duane Mausteller, Mark Bitner, Eddie Wagner, JJ Grasso, Jimmy Reppert, Jonathan Swanson, Tim Kelly, Dave Ely, DNQ- - Art Liedl, David Swanson, Scott Lutz, JR Berry, Daniel Cogeill, Will Eggiman, Aaron Ott, Steve Downs.

Fred’s Trailer Repair Hard Charger: Robbie Stillwaggon, advanced 13 spots

Todd Wise Fast Time of the Night: Josh Weller

NEXT Events: Friday, May 10 Bedford Speedway
Saturday, May 11 Selinsgrove Speedway Jack Gunn Memorial $3,500 to win

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