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NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA
Event Organizer Kenny Rogers-Assistant Event Organizer Tina Rogers
Track phone: 610.754.7688 – www.grandviewspeedway.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797 or Esaxton144@aol.com or 267.934.7286 (cell)
Results written by Vicki Gehris

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COMING EVENTS:

Saturday, May 27, 7:30 p.m. TPTrailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman. K&N Performance Filters Night

Sunday, May 28, 7:30 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Traffic Jam featuring 358/Big Block Modifieds (NASCAR points available) 40 laps, Sportsman and MASS (Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series) Sprint Cars.

Saturday, June 3, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars (40 lap feature). Sportsman feature pays $1500 to win.

Sunday, June 4, 1 p.m. Enduro racers and Blast from the Past Vintage racers.

Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. Whelen Engineering Night

KRUMMEL, PFEIL, LILICK, MYERS AND CASSEL SCORE FEATURE WINS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

Eleven different feature winners in NASCAR events so far this season

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. May 21, 2017 – Saturday night racing action finally returned to Grandview Speedway after two weeks off courtesy of Mother Nature with four different winners and one repeat winner in the respective classes in the T.P. Trailer and Truck Equipment sponsored night.

The T.P. Trailers 30-lap NASCAR 358 Modified Feature saw New York native Brian Krummel, who left his hometown track of Middletown, N.Y., mid-season last year to pilot the David Zubikowski Racing No. 17Z, finally had his dream come true when he captured his first career win at the track. An emotional victor, with tears in his eyes, thanked Zubi and the entire crew for giving him a wicked fast car. Being somewhat “gun shy” to go on the outside after what he encountered in the opener, Krummel was able to run the high line and felt at ease. An impressive field of 38 Modifieds were on hand can cut to 28 feature starters by four qualifying heat races.

Wayne Pfeil sporting a huge No. 7, dedicated to his father Wayne who passed away last year, with a smaller No. 72 in the middle; led the 25-lap BRC NASCAR Late Model feature from start to finish for his season first victory.

The NASCAR Sportsman division had their first repeat winner of the year when Ryan Lilick stood in the winner’s circle once again at the drop of the checkered in the 25-lap event.

All feature winners receive monetary awards from T.P. Trailers along with VP. Fuel merchandise awards providing they meet the necessary requirements.

The Blast >From The Past Vintage racers ran the Modified and Vintage Cars in a combined 15-lap feature event. Ron Myers won the Modified portion while Andy Cassel, who finished fifth, was declared the winner in the Vintage Car ranks with the highest finish.

Mike Kellner, appeared to be finally having a change of luck when he took the early lead at the onset of the Modified feature and wasted no time building up a healthy lead being chased down by Steve Swinehart, Danny Erb, Chris Esposito and Brett Kressley.

Kellner and the other front runners encountered heavy lap traffic with 11 laps in the books and had to use heads up tactics.

Kressley brought out the yellow on lap 13 when he stopped on the backstretch while running fifth. Kellner kept the momentum going for first with Swinehart, Esposito, Erb and now Krummel completing the top five.

Two laps later the yellow waved for a slow moving Blaine Bracelin in the second turn. Before action went green again Swinehart, running a solid second, went pit side out of contention turning the spot over to Esposito. Krummel advanced to second on the 17th lap to pressure Kellner.

Lady Luck wasn’t with Kellner as he came to a stop in the first turn for the 18th lap caution ending his solid run and surrendering the lead to Krummel.

The restart was void as Erb got somewhat out of shape going into turn one. Cars scrambled to avoid contact, however, he still was hit and spun putting a damper on his night, for the final caution. The front five were now comprised of Krummel, Jared Umbenhauer, Craig Von Dohren, Esposito and Jeff Strunk. Making bids for a top five spot was Kyle Borror and he made is stick on the 23rd lap when he got past Esposito.

In the final stages the first three were bumper-to-bumper, but in the end Krummel was the big winner for a hard-fought well-deserved win. Von Dohren narrowly edged out Umbenhauer at the line trailed by Strunk and Borror.

Bracelin, Krummel, Erb and Esposito scored the heat wins. The consies were won by Duane Howard and Doug Manmiller.

In Late Model action Pfeil charged past Kyle Merkel and into the lead at the drop of the green followed by Steve Todorow, Chuck Schutz and Bryon Sipe.

At the conclusion of nine laps Pfeil built up a comfortable margin over the rest of the pack and he had to bid his time with the lap cars.

The pack regrouped when Shawn Horning slowed in the second turn on the 14th lap for the caution. Pfeil wasted no time staying ahead while Merkel, Todorow, Schutz and Ron Kline waited for a miscue.

No one was able to overtake Pfeil as he went on to score his tenth career victory at the track chased across the line by Merkel, Todorow, Schutz and Sipe.

Schutz was the fastest in the timed hot laps, something new they are trying for the late models.

Sportsman feature action saw rookie racer Jeromy Guistwite grab the early lead at the drop of the green and set the pace for four laps before he almost spun. Nathan Mohr took advantage of the situation to pass Guistwite for the lead.

While Mohr, who was back in action after a horrendous homestretch flip April 29 showed the way, Guistwite, Ryan Shupp, Dean Bachman and Ryan Lilick diced for positions with it constantly changing.

Mohr’s sizeable lead was erased on the 17th lap after Joe Funk III rode the backstretch wall and came to a stop with a right front flat tire. On the restart Guistwite, Lilick and Craig Whitmoyer all charged past Mohr.

The lead changed for the fourth time on the 21st lap when Lilick got underneath Guistwite to take over the top spot.

Dylan Swinehart and Mark Kemmerer tangled along the homestretch for the 21st lap caution. On the restart Whitmoyer’s engine expired with a huge puff of smoke. Everyone was jammed up behind him and as a result Mike Lisowski flipped onto the inside homestretch wall with Guistwite also involved. Everyone was uninjured, but their cars were badly damaged. Lilick held on to first on the restart with pressure from Mohr, Brian Hirthler, Ryan Beltz and Shupp.

At the wave of the checkered Lilick won his seventh career feature followed by Mohr, Hirthler, Beltz and Shupp.

The heats were won by Guistwite, Jack Butler and Mohr. Kyle Lilick won the consi.

Ron Myers led the entire Blast From The Past feature. Finishing second was Ronnie Peck followed by Brett Peters, Todd Lapp and Andy Cassel.

Coming up on Saturday, May 27th is K&N Performance Filters Night featuring TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Sportsman stocks will be featured on Saturday, June 3 with a $1,500 to win 40-lap main event. Also in action will be the TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and BRC Late Models. Adult admission is $20 for this special event while youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5 while kids under 6 are admitted free.

Grandview Speedway continues to be one of the most successful NASCAR short track operations in the nation having been presenting stock car racing events under the Rogers family promotion for the past 55 years. The season at Grandview continues from late March to November. The one-third-mile, banked clay track is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. A full line of concession and novelty items is offered. Fans are invited to the pit area after the racing events have been completed and racing equipment loaded into the trailers. Race information is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook, Twitter and at 610.754.7688. And it is a good idea to link up with Rainedout.com to get latest info on rainouts.

RACE RESULTS

NASCAR T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-Laps): 1. Brian Krummel, 2. Craig Von Dohren, 3 Jared Umbenhauer, 4. Jeff Strunk, 5. Kyle Borror, 6. Duane Howard, 7. Ryan Grim, 8. Doug Manmiller, 9. Chris Esposito, 10,. Kyle Weiss, 11. Kevin Hirthler, 12. Frank Cozze, 13. Mike Laise, 14. Mike Gular, 15. Ryan Watt, 16. Ray Swinehart, 17. Addison Meitzler, 18. Justin Grim, 19. Dan Waisempacher, 20. Joe Fanelli, 21. Briggs Danner, 22. Danny Erb, 23. Mike Kellner, 24. John Willman, 25. Steve Swinehart, 26. Blaine Bracelin, 27. Brett Kressley, 28. Kenny Gilmore. DNQ: Brian Houseknecht, Chris Gambler, Mike Mahaney, Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Kory Fleming, Mark Kratz, Brett Gilmore, Ryan Kunkle, Colt Harris and Ron Seltmann Jr.

BRC Late Model Feature (25-Laps): 1. Wayne Pfeil, 2. Kyle Merkel, 3. Steve Todorow, 4. Chuck Schutz, 5. Bryon Sipe, 6. Steve Wilson, 7. Lou Egrie Sr., 8. Ron Kline, 9. Brian Shuey, 10. Andy Cassel, 11. Dirk Rimrott, 12. Shawn Horning, 13. Drew Weisser, 14. Todd Ravel.

Sportsman Feature (25-Laps): 1. Ryan Lilick, 2. Nathan Mohr, 3. Brian Hirthler, 4. Ryan Beltz, 5. Ryan Shupp, 6. Jim Housworth, 7. Louden Reimert, 8. Brad Grim, 9. Ryan Higgs, 10. Brad Arnold, 11. Kyle Lilick, 12. Mike Mammana, 13. Jack Butler, 14. Curt Bettler, 15. Kenny Bock, 16. Mark Kemmerer, 17. Jeromy Guistwite, 18. Craig Whitmoyer, 19 Mike Lisowski, 20. Dean Bachman, 21. Dylan Swinehart, 22. Paul Houseknecht, 23. Joe Funk III. 24. Derrick Smith. DNQ: Andy Clemmer, B.J. Joly, Pat Conrad, Andy Kreis.

Vintage Car Feature (15-Laps): 1. Ron Myers, 2. Ron Phillips, 3. Brett Peters, 4. Todd Lapp. 5. Andy Cassel, 6. Dave smith, 7. Mike Garris Sr., 8. Wyatt Jacobus Sr., 9. Jay Garris, 10. Lynn Peters, 11. Joe Walbert Jr.. DNF: Bobby Hall. DNS: Fred Simmons, Doug Miller, Bill Gerhart.

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Gravel Leads Flag-To-Flag for Spring Classic Win at Williams Grove
Second Straight Victory For CJB Motorsports

MECHANICSBURG, PA - May 19, 2017 - David Gravel withstood a late surge from Donny Schatz and a pair of restarts with less than five laps remaining to kickoff the weekend with a Spring Classic win at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night.

Gravel started on the pole for the 25-lap main event after winning the Craftsman Club Dash and led flag-to-flag even despite restarts with three and four laps remaining in the main event. It was the second win of the week in Central Pennsylvania for the Watertown, CT native who also won at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday. It was also Gravel's seventh victory of the season.

"It's definitely huge to win in PA at all," Gravel said. "To win Lincoln and Williams Grove is really good. We have to enjoy this a little bit tonight, but tomorrow's a new day. We're really happy with where we're at right now and we'll keep moving forward."

After timing second quick in Flight B Qualifying and second in his heat, Gravel was scheduled to roll off eighth for the dash in his CJB Motorsports No.5, but an eight inversion draw put him on the pole and he never looked back, scoring wins in the Dash and Feature just as he did Wednesday night at Lincoln.

"I'm definitely lucky right now," Gravel concluded. "I need to play the lottery or something. It's just one of those things where when it goes your way, it goes your way. Last year, Daryn Pittman got a lot of draws that went his way and right now it's our time. It goes in phases. It's a long, long season and we'll take it when we can."

Gravel brought the field to the green flag for the main event with Brad Sweet starting on the outside of the front row aboard his Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb No.49. Gravel jumped to an early lead while fifth-starting Schatz overtook Daryn Pittman for fourth on lap two. The caution waved one lap later when Lucas Wolfe and Joey Saldana spun and stopped against the turn three wall.

An 18-lap green flag run followed allowed Gravel to extend his lead to 1.806 seconds over Sweet by lap 10. However, it withered away when Gravel caught lapped traffic at the halfway mark and Sweet began close the gap. Right behind the two leaders, Schatz worked past Greg Hodnett for the second time in the race to acquire the third spot.

With six laps remaining, Gravel struggled to find a line around the slower can of Jason Sides. That allowed Schatz to catch the two leaders and the reigning series champion took second from Sweet with four laps to go.

Two more cautions with four laps to go kept Gravel on his toes, but he rode the cushion flawlessly on the outside of the speedway, disabling any of Schatz's attempts to take the lead.

"That's just typical lapped traffic," Gravel said. "You get caught up and you have to pass some guys before the second-place guy passes you. I got by Sides and I actually thought I was pretty good. I probably didn't want a yellow. After I got past Sides, I thought I would be able to work the lapped cars pretty good and then the yellow came out. I got a good restart and then the yellow came out again. I didn't want that second yellow, but it worked out and we held on."

Schatz felt that if the yellow flag had not waved with four laps to go, he would have had a chance to catch and pass Gravel for the $8,000 payday.

"Everything we run is longer races so you have to be prepared for the end," Schatz said, explaining his surge over the final 10 laps." That's what you shoot for - trying to be good at the end of the race and we were definitely good at the end of the race. We just didn't need to see that yellow (with four laps to go). When you get traffic, you force (the leader) to move out of their line and that's what we needed. When the yellow came out, I knew it was going to take a miracle."

The miracle didn't happen for Schatz as Gravel executed flawlessly on the pair of single-file restarts by running the fast top lane and by taking away Schatz's preferred corner entry.

For Freddie Rahmer, the third-place finish was worth celebrating. Rahmer was the top finishing Pennsylvania Posse member ahead of Hodnett, who finished fifth. He felt he may have had something for Schatz if he could have changed one of his last-race restarts.

"I couldn't do anything in (turns) three and four because Donny was where my car was the best," Rahmer said. "Just the way it played out, we ran third. I think we're fast enough to win, we just need a different scenario."

Joey Saldana was the night's overall fast qualifier with a lap of 16.639 seconds. He also picked up a heat race win along with Rahmer, Schatz and Pittman. Logan Schuchart earned the KSE Hard Charger award for advancing from 18th to 11th.

The Outlaws remain at Williams Grove for Saturday's Morgan Cup. Drivers are expecting significantly different track conditions with an expected temperature drop to the mid-60s on Saturday from the high-80s on Friday.

"The track was really heavy for how warm it was," Gravel said. "We'll see. Tomorrow's going to be cooler, but the track might be slick or it might be even heavier than tonight."

Saturday's Morgan Cup at Williams Grove will once again be available via live pay-per-view on DIRTvision.

Williams Grove Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: David Gravel started on the pole after winning the Craftsman Club Dash and led all 25 laps of the Spring Classic Feature at Williams Grove Speedway to earn his second win of the week in Central Pennsylvania and seventh of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. Gravel withstood a late surge from Donny Schatz and a pair of restarts with less than five laps to go to secure the victory.

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Williams Grove Speedway, PA; May 19, 2017

Feature (25 Laps) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1][$8,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [5][$4,000]; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer [7][$2,500]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [2][$2,200]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [3][$2,100]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [4][$2,000]; 7. 21-Brian Montieth [13][$1,800]; 8. 69K-Lance Dewease [12][$1,600]; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [6][$1,500]; 10. 19-Brent Marks [11][$1,300]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [18][$1,200]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15][$1,100]; 13. 2-Shane Stewart [17][$1,000]; 14. 41-Jason Johnson [14][$700]; 15. 4-Paul McMahan [20][$600]; 16. 1-Dale Blaney [16][$600]; 17. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [19][$600]; 18. 11-T.J. Stutts [22][$600]; 19. 48-Danny Dietrich [10][$600]; 20. 44-Trey Starks [21][$600]; 21. 7S-Jason Sides [24][$600]; 22. 24-Lucas Wolfe [9][$600]; 23. 71M-Dave Blaney [23][$600]; 24. 17-Joey Saldana [8][$600]

Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-25

KSE Hard Charger Award: Logan Schuchart +7 (18th to 11th)

Qualifying Flight-A - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.818; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.823; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.84; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 16.856; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 16.861; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.872; 7. 44-Trey Starks, 16.93; 8. 19-Brent Marks, 16.932; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.96; 10. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.977; 11. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.031; 12. 71M-Dave Blaney, 17.117; 13. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 17.177; 14. 16C-Matt Campbell, 17.194; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen, 17.223; 16. 20-Ryan Taylor, 17.261; 17. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.271; 18. 75-Frankie Herr, 17.289; 19. 13-Clyde Knipp, 17.451; 20. 35-Daryl Stimeling, 17.458; 21. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.182.

Qualifying Flight-B - 1. 17-Joey Saldana, 16.639; 2. 5-David Gravel, 16.692; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.757; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.841; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.863; 6. 1-Dale Blaney, 16.875; 7. 41-Jason Johnson, 16.876; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.901; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.923; 10. 11-T.J. Stutts, 16.928; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.954; 12. 39-Cory Haas, 16.995; 13. 25-Aaron Ott, 17.001; 14. 4-Paul McMahan, 17.06; 15. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 17.073; 16. 58-Brock Zearfoss, 17.112; 17. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.259; 18. O7-Doug Esh, 17.259; 19. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.272; 20. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 17.585.

Heat #1 – Flight A (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [6]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer [7]; 7. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker [11]; 11. 13-Clyde Knipp [10].

Heat #2 – Flight A (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 6. 71M-Dave Blaney [6]; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor [8]; 8. 16C-Matt Campbell [7]; 9. 75-Frankie Herr [9]; 10. 35-Daryl Stimeling [10]

Heat #3 – Flight B (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 17-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 87-Alan Krimes [9]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [10]; 9. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8].

Heat #4 – Flight B (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [2]; 4. 1-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 4-Paul McMahan [7]; 6. 11-T.J. Stutts [5]; 7. O7-Doug Esh [9]; 8. 58-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 9. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [10]; 10. 39-Cory Haas [6].

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 5. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 8. 17-Joey Saldana [7].

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 44-Trey Starks [1][-]; 2. 11-T.J. Stutts [2][-]; 3. 71M-Dave Blaney [3][-]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4][-]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8][$300]; 6. 39-Cory Haas [6][$250]; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer [5][$225]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [11][$200]; 9. 16C-Matt Campbell [7][$200]; 10. O7-Doug Esh [12][$200]; 11. 58-Brock Zearfoss [10][$200]; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen [9][$200]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [13][$200]; 14. 39M-Anthony Macri [14][$200].

C-Feature (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer - 1. W20-Greg Wilson [1][-]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [2][-]; 3. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [4][$150]; 4. 75-Frankie Herr [3][$150]; 5. 35-Daryl Stimeling [6][$150]; 6. 12W-Troy Fraker [7][$125]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [5][$125]; 8. 25-Aaron Ott [8][$125]; 9. 87-Alan Krimes [9][$125].

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

SEASON WINNERS

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

Accord, NY- Track Champ Anthony Perrego Scores First Win In Accord Speedway Modified Action
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

The Catskill Mountain area of New York offers many spectacular views and exciting things to do for vacationers. However, Fridays are reserved for the exciting action only exciting high level short track racing can provide. The Accord Speedway has been doing just that, giving the loyal racing fans some great racing action when Mother Nature does not rain on their parade. The first really good weather Friday evening brought in another great roster of driving talent and the fans went away satisified they had witnessed another great night of dirt track racing. The evening of speed was sponsored by Powder Tech Powdercoating from Duanesburg, New York. Their website is: www.powdertechinc.com. The checkered flag bonus was sponsored by Behrents Speed Center.

When all was said and done, The "Montgomery Missile" Anthony Perrego clicked for his first win of the season in the United Pump & Tank Modifieds. Tony Kowalchuk led only the last lap in scoring his first win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman. Travis Brockner had the hot hand as he captured his first win in the Upstate Auto Pure Stocks. Eric Jennings made it two in a row in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars. "The Cold Spring Kid" Jake Mason made it three in a row as he once again dominated the action in the Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshots. "The Jersey Force" Anthony Recchio scored his second win of the season in claiming the win in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman. Dave Donovan captured another win in the Emmanuel's Marketplace 4-Cylinder Enduro finale at the speedway even though he was not the first one across the finish line.

Jimmy Wells and Tommy Johnson brought the United Pump & Tank Modified field down for the start of the 30-lap main event. At the drop of the green it was Well getting the jump on the field and grabbed the lead coming out of turn two on the initial lap. Wells would lead the event through lap ten when he was out-powered by the strong running Perrego. The action was hot and heavy as many drivers tried to punch their ticket to the number one spot. Perrego held off comers but as the race hit the latter stages, Brad Rothaupt was pesky and fast as he tried to wrestle way the top spot. Rothaupt would pull just about even at times but Perrego would prevail and in doing so, captured his first win of the season at Accord. Rothaupt did an excellent job and finished in the runner-up role. Danny Tyler hustled to a third place finish. Brian Krummel was fourth and Mike Ricci finished fifth. Jesse Marks headed up the second five with Danny Creeden, Richard Smith, Richie Eurich and Eddie Burgess rounding out the top ten.

In the Arkel Motors Sportsman action, "The Little Rock" Matt Shultz hustled into the lead at the drop of the green flag. Shultz would race to daylight ahead of the field and built up a huge lead. Things would change quickly on lap ten as two-time winner Kyle Rohner raced through the pack and became a contender until turned around by Phil Goetchius. The big lead evaporated for Shultz but as the green flag was displayed he once again ran to daylight but moving into second place with a good car under him was Tony Kowalchuk. The race slowed down with a few cautions but Shultz was steady and holding off the baseline advances of Kowalchuk. Shultz still held the lead on the white flag lap but bobbled a bit between turns one and two and Kowalchuk seized the opportunity to blast by and lead the final lap to score his first Accord win in quite some time. Shultz, although disappointed, was a strong runner-up with the returning Chris Stevens racing to third place, Tyler Johnston fourth and Cole Hentschel completing the top five. Rohner recovered from his early misfortune and raced back to sixth whil Jim Johnson, Winter Mead, BRandon McGill and Ralph Ronk completed the top ten.

Anthony Recchio put on a great show as he led all of the way in scoring his second win of the season in the WRWD Rookie Sportsman main event. "The Hurricane" Hunter Lapp was solid with a strong runner-up finish. Kenny Ryder was third with Kevin Stevens fourth and Bobby Flood fifth after running with the leaders, spinning and then making a solid comeback.
Jake Granacker headed up the second five with RJ Daley, Mike Corbin, Brandon Daley and newcomer Chet Doolan following.

Emerson Cargain led the first lap of the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature before yielding to a hot running Travis Brockner. Once in front, Brockner built up a healthy lead with Ray Tarantino giving chase late in the event. Brockner scored his first win of the season with Tarantino second, Emerson Cargain third, John Hechinger fourth and Steve Williams rounding out the top five.

The WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars found Eric Jennings starting up front and that was all he needed to score his second consecutive win at the speedway by leading all laps on his way to victory. Larry McVay was the runner-up for the second week in a row and Heidi Hedin scored her second straight third place finish. Andrew Davis was fourth.

Jake Mason was victorious in the Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshot event and he did it by leading all laps on his way to victory and score his third win in succession. Ashton DeWitt made his first appearance a good one as he finished second with Jaden Sleight third, Wyatt Hager fourth, newcomer RJ Sherman fifth and Brock Pinkerous sixth.

Jeff DeGroat crossed the finish line first but over aggression on the part of a few drivers resulted in some penalties that altered the outcome of the event. Dave Donovan was declared the winner of the event. Jerry Kinteger was second with Paul Harding, Gene Helms and Cody DeMarmels completing the top five.

Gemstones:

Modified heats were captured by Jimmy Wells, Mike Ricci and Danny Creeden. Sportsman heat wins were claimed by Tyler Johnston, Ralph Ronk and Matt Shultz. Eric Jennings claimed the NEWS Sprint heat win. Rookie Sportsman heats went to Jimmy Devitt and Ryan McCartney. Pure Stock heats were captured by Steve Williams and Emerson Cargain. Jake Mason was victorious in the preliminary for the Junior Slingshots.

New cars and drivers galore were on hand for the evening and included John Woinoski in the Pure Stocks, Bob Tersillo returned to the seat of the Porco Energy sprinter in the NEWS Sprints. Ashton DeWitt, Wyatt Hager and RJ Sherman were new in the Junior Slingshots. Sherman is related to noted retired Modified campaigner Stan Sherman, who competed at OCFS, Accord and Nazareth back in the day. Rookie Sportsman were Chet and Jamie Doolan. Chris Stevens, Austin Smith and Chris Van Duser made their first starts of the season in the Sportsman division.

Defending Pure Stock track champion Bob Sleight was driving the Kanuk Motorsports entry. "Flyin" Brian Malcolm returned to the speedway and had a great run going until a late caution put him to the rear. A few drivers were missing on Friday and hopefully will have their problems sorted out for next Friday's "Salute to the Veterans" event.

Promoter Gary Palmer had the track and the grounds in their usual pristine condition.

As intermission got underway, Announcer Steve Pados brought the Junior Slingshot winner Jake Mason into the tower for an impromptu interview session and the budding driving star handled the questions with ease.

Jonathan McGibbons is the new flagger for 2017 at the speedway

RESULTS:

United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Anthony Perrego, Brad Rothaupt, Danny Tyler, Brian Krummel, Mike Ricci, Jesse Marks, Danny Creeden, Richard Smith, Richie Eurich, Eddie Burgess, Brian Malcolm, Ed Dachenhausen, Scott Ferrier, Jimmy Wells, Tommy Johnson, Joe Judge, Tyler Treacy, Kenny Ferrier, Corey Lowitt

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Tony Kowalchuk, Matt Shultz, Chris Stevens, Tyler Johnston, Cole Hentschel, Kyle Rohner, Jim Johnson, Winter Mead, Brandon McGill, Ralph Ronk, Robbie Knipe, Corey Cormier, Phil Goetchius, Austin Smith, Jimmy Kraus, Mike Murphy, Chris Van Duser, Milton Mann, Nick Johnson, Dave Demorest, Rafael Carson

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Eric Jennings, Larry McVay, Heidi Hedin, Andrew Davis, Bob Tersillo, Don Smith Jr

Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Travis Brockner, Ray Tarantino,
Emerson Cargain Jr, John Hechinger, Steve Williams, Jimmy Sykes, Livy Johnson, John Woinoski, Harry Bachman, Bob Sleight Jr

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Anthony Recchio, Hunter Lapp, Kenny Ryder, Kevin Stevens, Bobby Flood, Jake Granacker, RJ Daley, Mike Corbin, Brandon Daley, Chet Doolan, Vinny Visconti, Ryan McCartney, Jimmy Devitt, Jamie Doolan, Fred Smith

Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshots: Jake Mason, Ashton DeWitt, Jaden Sleight, Wyatt Hager, RJ Sherman, Brock Pinkerous

Emmanuels Marketplace 4-Cylinder Enduro: Dave Donovan, Jerry Kinteger, Paul Harding, Gene Helms, Cody DeMarmels

Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Please make note of the new starting times: Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps begin at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. Admission for Adults $14.00; Seniors (65+) $12.00; Children $3.00 (11+ under) Indoor Seating $20.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Accord Bucks for $44.00 (a savings of $10.00)

Special event shows do have an increase in admission.

May 26th brings in all regular divisions for action. WRWD Radio 107.3 FM is the headline sponsor for the evening of speed and celebrating with a salute to all Veterans.

For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
At the Accord Speedway............................................

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David Gravel Dominates at Lincoln for Gettysburg Clash Win

Earns Sixth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Victory This Season

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA - May 17, 2017 - David Gravel dominated the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday night, leading all 35 laps of the Feature at the historic 3/8-mile track to take the checkered flag 6.501 seconds ahead of runner-up finisher Daryn Pittman.

The Feature win completed a perfect night for Gravel. The Watertown, CT driver was quickest in Flight A Time Trials before winning his Heat and the Craftsman Club Dash to earn the pole and eventually the Feature triumph that lifted the Outlaws over the Pennsylvania Posse in the first rivalry race of the season. It was both Gravel's first career win at Lincoln and his sixth of the season with the Outlaws.

"It's definitely huge," Gravel said following his win. "World of Outlaws guys do not win many Outlaw shows in PA, so to win here is great, at a track that I haven't really been good at in the past. To do that is awesome, to get our sixth win is awesome."

"You never know when your next win will be and it's been a couple weeks, so it's good to get another one and keep clicking them off. Hopefully this momentum carries on to Williams Grove."

Gravel used his pole starting position to jump out to an early lead over second-starting Pittman until the only caution of the race came on lap two when Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville, PA spun and stopped at the bottom of turn two.

Gravel enjoyed an open track for eight laps following the restart, but worked his way into lapped traffic on lap 10. The often side-by-side racing around the track created a number of challenges for the leaders as they worked through the field.

"It was real difficult just because I didn't know what kind of lead I had," Gravel said. "I got through the first couple lapped cars really well, but after that I didn't know if guys were catching me or not. It was really tough to judge. I didn't know I had a huge lead. It was just one of those things where I had to keep pushing forward and keep getting lapped cars behind me."

Behind Gravel, it was local favorite Danny Dietrich of nearby Gettysburg, PA who worked his way past Brad Sweet and then Pittman to take second on lap 17. Dietrich was unable to gain any ground on Gravel to challenge for the lead while he battled the traffic.

"I got to second and couldn't get any help at all from lapped cars," Dietrich said. "It's unfortunate because I thought we were fast enough to run with Gravel, but never got the opportunity."

Dietrich held second until the final lap, when he made a daring move in turns one and two to move past a lapped car. The move cost him as he drifted up the track, allowing Pittman to capitalize and re-take the second spot.

"I was just trying to make something happen," Dietrich said of his last lap move. "I felt like if I couldn't get by the lapped cars, I was going to get passed anyways. I should have just probably settled in, but that's hard to do when you're running second for a World of Outlaws win."

"Lapped traffic was hairy," echoed Pittman. "I don't know that they were really doing anything wrong, but they were just racing hard side-by-side and using up the whole track. Dietrich kind of got held up behind one of them and gave me a run to get back by him."

Pittman was satisfied to earn a second-place finish after the last lap pass, especially against a field of 43 cars at a difficult track.

"We had a really solid car and a solid night," Pittman said. "I'm not disappointed at all, but we were all racing for second. David was in a league of his own."

Donny Schatz raced from the 15th starting position to finish fourth while KSE Hard Charger Brian Montieth advanced 15 positions to round out the top-five after starting 20th. Kevin Gobrecht rookie-of-the-year contender Sheldon Haudenschild was in the middle of a top-five battle when he did a complete 360 in turn two on lap 22 and the race continued without incident. The miscue cost Haudenschild four positions as he fell to eighth.

While Gravel started the night by setting quick time in Flight A qualifying with a time of 13.434 seconds, Dietrich was fastest in Flight B and overall at 13.328 seconds.

Gravel and Pittman won the first two heat races for the Outlaws before Dietrich and Rahmer answered for the Posse with wins in heats three and four, respectively. Gravel's dash win was sandwiched between a C-Main victory for Binghamton, NY driver Coleman Gulick and Lucas Wolfe's win in the Last Chance Showdown.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series remains in Central Pennsylvania entering the weekend for the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway on May 19 and 20. It's the first of five races at the Mechanicsburg, PA track this season. Fans who can't make it to the track can watch LIVE on DIRTvision.

Lincoln Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: David Gravel led all 35 laps of the Gettysburg Clash Feature to complete a sweep at Lincoln Speedway for his first career win at the Abbottstown, PA 3/8-mile track. Gravel was quickest in Flight A qualifying before winning his heat and the Craftsman Club Dash. He then dominated the Feature, beating Daryn Pittman to the finish by 6.501 seconds. Danny Dietrich, who was fastest in Flight B qualifying, rounded out the podium.

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

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Brent Marks; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Super Flow ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): David Gravel,Joey Saldana, Brad Sweet, Greg Wilson; Craftsman/Sears: Freddie Rahmer; KSE Hard Charger: Brian Montieth; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): David Gravel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul McMahan.

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Lincoln Speedway, PA; May 17, 2017

Feature (35 Laps) - 1. 1. 5-David Gravel [1][$10,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2][$5,500]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [4][$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [15][$2,800]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [20][$2,500]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [11][$2,300]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,200]; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [10][$2,100]; 9. 1-Dale Blaney [6][$2,050]; 10. 27-Greg Hodnett [14][$2,000]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [8][$1,500]; 12. 39-Cory Haas [16][$1,200]; 13. 17-Joey Saldana [5][$1,100]; 14. 87-Alan Krimes [18][$1,050]; 15. 4K-Kasey Kahne [12][$1,000]; 16. 24-Lucas Wolfe [21][$900]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [19][$800]; 18. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3][$800]; 19. 16-Gerard McIntyre [17][$800]; 20. 2-Shane Stewart [22][$800]; 21. 49X-Tim Shaffer [13][$800]; 22. 4-Paul McMahan [25][$]; 23. 8-Billy Dietrich [23][$800]; 24. 7S-Jason Sides [9][$800]; 25. 19-Brent Marks [24][$800]; 26. 59-Jim Siegel [26].

KSE Hard Charger Award: 21-Brian Montieth [+15]

Qualifying Flight-A - 1. 5-David Gravel, 13.434; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.451; 3. 1-Dale Blaney, 13.459; 4. 17-Joey Saldana, 13.492; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 13.493; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.525; 7. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.552; 8. 44-Trey Starks, 13.562; 9. 16-Gerard McIntyre, 13.574; 10. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.593; 11. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.636; 12. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.639; 13. 16C-Matt Campbell, 13.681; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.701; 15. 25-Aaron Ott, 13.729; 16. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.751; 17. 14-Coleman Gulick, 13.765; 18. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.769; 19. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 13.782; 20. 4-Paul McMahan, 13.839; 21. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.885; 22. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.985

Qualifying Flight-B - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.328; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.371; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.491; 4. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.516; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.52; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.62; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.655; 8. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 13.669; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.753; 10. 39-Cory Haas, 13.769; 11. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.808; 12. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.822; 13. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.824; 14. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.837; 15. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.84; 16. 19-Brent Marks, 13.858; 17. 1X-Tim Wagaman, 13.984; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.994; 19. 5R-Tyler Ross, 14.109; 20. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 14.144; 21. 12-Mike Bittinger, 14.323

Heat #1 - Flight A (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [10]; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 6. 14-Coleman Gulick [9]; 7. 59-Jim Siegel [6]; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter [11]; 9. 16C-Matt Campbell [7]; 10. 24-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 11. 25-Aaron Ott [8].

Heat #2 - Flight A (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 17-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [6]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [9]; 8. 4-Paul McMahan [10]; 9. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp [11]; 11. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8].

Heat #3 - Flight B (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 5. 87-Alan Krimes [7]; 6. 1X-Tim Wagaman [9]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody [6]; 9. 5R-Tyler Ross [10]; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri [8]; 11. 12-Mike Bittinger [11].

Heat #4 - Flight B (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer - 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 3. 4K-Kasey Kahne [4]; 4. 39-Cory Haas [5]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [7]; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich [3]; 7. 19-Brent Marks [8]; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer [6]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [9]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 1. 5-David Gravel [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 5. 17-Joey Saldana [7]; 6. 1-Dale Blaney [5]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8].

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer - 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1][-]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [3][-]; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich [2][-]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [12][-]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [5][$300]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4][$250]; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody [6][$225]; 8. 16C-Matt Campbell [9][$200]; 9. 59-Jim Siegel [7][$200]; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri [10][$200]; 11. 1X-Tim Wagaman [14][$200]; 12. 88-Brandon Rahmer [8][$200]; 13. 14-Coleman Gulick [13][$200]; 14. 55K-Robbie Kendall [11][$200]

C-Feature (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer - 1. 14-Coleman Gulick [1][-]; 2. 1X-Tim Wagaman [2][-]; 3. 4-Paul McMahan [5][$150]; 4. 5R-Tyler Ross [6][$150]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8][$150]; 6. 13-Clyde Knipp [9][$125]; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter [7][$125]; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [3][$125]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [4][$125]; 10. 12-Mike Bittinger [10][$125]; 11. 25-Aaron Ott [11][$125]

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Price-Miller Captures First Career Victory at Tri-State Speedway

Gravel and Johnson round out the podium

Haubstadt, IN, - May 15, 2017 - All the stars aligned at Tri-State Speedway for Parker Price-Miller. Inheriting the lead on Lap 18 after Sheldon Haundenschild ran into a slower car in lap traffic, causing him to do a complete 360, Price-Miller had to endure challenges from last year's Tri-State Speedway winner, David Gravel. Meticulously working his way through lap traffic, Price-Miller picked the best lanes and would go on to win his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series race.

Starting the season out at DIRTcar National at Volusia Speedway Park in February and continuing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour through mid-April, before eventually dropping off full-time, Price-Miller knew it was going to be a steep-learning curve.

"We knew going into the season we were going to get our butt-kicked," Price-Miller said about starting the season with the World of Outlaws. "But this was going to make us better as a team. This surely has paid off making me better as driver, getting our car better and making us overall better as a unit."

Price-Miller has shown speed over the last several weeks, having earned fast qualifier at Plymouth Speedway. Entering the special Mother's Day race at Tri-State Speedway, Price-Miller's career best Outlaw finish was a third-place, coming at Tri-State Speedway in 2016.

"I can't explain how I feel right now. Whenever you can get an Outlaw win you take it. Whether it's on a slick, heavy, small or big [track]."

CJB Motorsports entered Tri-State Speedway as the team everyone was looking to knock off. Each of the last three-years, the team has made trips down to Victory Lane at the high-banked quarter-mile speedway. 2016 winner, already a five-time winner in the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season was poised to continue the team's win streak at the Haubstadt, IN-track.

Starting from the pole for the evenings 40-lap feature, David Gravel quickly shot out to an early lead. It wasn't long before he was being challenged by 2017 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie-of-the-Year contender, Sheldon Haudenschild. Haudenschild on the top-side of the race track worked his way by Gravel and rocketed out to a commanding lead.

"I knew Sheldon was going to have a [quick] pace and it was a 40-lap race so I was going to let him do what he wanted to do and wait for lap traffic and catch back up," Gravel said.

While Haudenschild was checking out with the race lead, the battle for second heated up with Price-Miller forcing the issue on Gravel. Just shy of the half-way mark Price-Miller was able to get by Gravel for the second position.

It was on Lap 18 when Haudenschild was working his way through lap traffic that he got tangled up with a slower car, sending him into a complete 360-spin dropping the young rookie back in the running order. The yellow flag would eventually come out for a stopped car in Turn 1.

Taking over the lead for the restart and getting the jump, Price-Miller went right back to the top-side of the track. Setting sail from the rest of the field, Price-Miller had the first opportunity to pick his way through traffic.

With under 10-laps to go and in heavy traffic, Gravel starting to close the gap on Price-Miller; setting up the reigning race winner with a chance to go back-to-back at Tri-State Speedway.

"Sheldon [Haudenschild] and Parker [Price-Miller] could really run the cushion pretty aggressively. In open track they're were faster. In open track I think they had us beat but in traffic I thought I could run the bottom and we were pretty good."

Price-Miller seemed to able to point his No. 2X machine wherever he wanted, eventually steering him clear of the lap traffic and runner-up finisher, David Gravel en route to his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory.

"When you've never won an Outlaw race and you're leading, you just go as hard as you can and that's what I did. Luckily we pulled it off."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series kicks off another busy week with a stop at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, May 17 before heading to Williams Grove for a doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21. The Series will then make the trek north to Weedsport Speedway to close out the week of racing on Sunday, May 22. For tickets, visit WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets.

Tri-State Speedway Notebook

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

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Logan Schuchart; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Parker Price-Miller; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Sheldon Haundenschild; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Extended Stay ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Super Flow ($50 cash): Kraig Kinser; Craftsman Club ($100 cash each): David Gravel, Sheldon Haundenschild, Brad Sweet, Jason Johnson, Paul McMahan; Craftsman/Sears ($100 cash): Parker Price-Miller; KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Parker Price-Miller; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Parker Price-Miller; JE Pistons (Set of Rings each): Brent Marks, Logan Schuchart.

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [4][$10,000]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1][$5,500]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [5][$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [12][$2,800]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [8][$2,500]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [2][$2,300]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [3][$2,200]; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [7][$2,100]; 9. 4-Paul McMahan [6][$2,050]; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman [13][$2,000]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$1,500]; 12. 39-Spencer Bayston [9][$1,200]; 13. 17-Joey Saldana [16][$1,100]; 14. 24-Rico Abreu [17][$1,050]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [18][$1,000]; 16. 19-Brent Marks [19][$900]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [20][$800]; 18. 21-Carson Short [14][$800]; 19. W20-Greg Wilson [21][$800]; 20. 3G-Carson Macedo [11][$800]; 21. 44-A.J. Bruns [23][$800]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart [22][$800]; 23. 5X-Justin Peck [15][$800]; 24. 51B-Joe B [24][$800];

Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-5, Sheldon Haudenschild 6-18, Parker Price-Miller 19-40;
KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Shane Stewart[+8]

Qualifying: 1. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.396; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.435; 3. 4-Paul McMahan, 12.437; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.441; 5. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 12.455; 6. 5-David Gravel, 12.554; 7. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.577; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.598; 9. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.608; 10. 21-Carson Short, 12.696; 11. 19-Brent Marks, 12.736; 12. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.747; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.78; 14. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.822; 15. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.915; 16. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.92; 17. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.922; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.958; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.003; 20. 84-Brandon Hanks, 13.006; 21. 51B-Joe B, 13.042; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.064; 23. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.079; 24. 17-Joey Saldana, 13.105; 25. 44-A.J. Bruns, 13.122; 26. 4K-Kody Kinser, 13.153; 27. 42-Cory Bruns, 13.155; 28. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.237; 29. 42X-Andy Mcelhannon, 13.276; 30. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.378; 31. 3-Dakota Jackson, 13.504; 32. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.751; 33. 71M-Paul May, 18.607; 34. 85-Mike Terry, NT

Heat #1 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer to Feature: 1. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 2. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 6. 51B-Joe B [6]; 7. 44-A.J. Bruns [7]; 8. 42X-Andy Mcelhannon [8]; 9. 71M-Paul May [9]

Heat #2 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer to Feature: 1. 5-David Gravel [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 21-Carson Short [3]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 8. 4K-Kody Kinser [7]; 9. 85-Mike Terry [9]

Heat #3 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer to Feature: 1. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 2. 4-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 4. 5X-Justin Peck [4]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [3]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 7. 42-Cory Bruns [7]; 8. 3-Dakota Jackson [8]

Heat #4 (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer to Feature: 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 17-Joey Saldana [6]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 7. 13-Clyde Knipp [8]; 8. 84-Brandon Hanks [5]

Craftsman Club Dash (8 Laps): 1. 5-David Gravel [2]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 4. 2X-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [3]; 6. 4-Paul McMahan [7]; 7. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 8. 99-Brady Bacon [1]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer to Feature: 1. W20-Greg Wilson [2][-]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][-]; 3. 44-A.J. Bruns [6][-]; 4. 51B-Joe B [4][-]; 5. 4K-Kody Kinser [7][$300]; 6. 3-Dakota Jackson [11][$250]; 7. 42X-Andy Mcelhannon [9][$225]; 8. 42-Cory Bruns [8][$200]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [12][$200]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$200]; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich [1][$200]; 12. 84-Brandon Hanks [3][$200]; 13. 71M-Paul May [13][$200]; 14. 85-Mike Terry [14][$200]

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EASTERN STORM NEWS

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MAY 14, 2017
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2017 AMSOIL USAC EASTERN STORM

EASTERN STORM ENTERS 2ND DECADE WITH A NEW TWIST AS USAC SPRINTS EYE PENNSYLVANIA TOUR JUNE 13-18

Throughout its first decade, the Eastern Storm has continually grown by leaps and bounds each year in terms of prestige.

It’s become a marquee event that drivers and fans alike circle on their calendar each year when the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship schedule is released.

In 2017, Eastern Storm enters its 11th year stronger than ever, but with a slightly new look to one of the most popular and hottest tickets in all of sprint car racing as the wingless heroes of United States Auto Club invade the state of Pennsylvania for a highly-anticipated week of open-wheel dirt-track racing across the Keystone State.

Grandview Speedway and the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is the only track to have been a part of every Eastern Storm since its debut in 2007. The Bechtelsville, PA 1/3-mile track opens the five-race series on Tuesday, June 13 in a double header program with the NASCAR 358 Modifieds in a wildly popular event. PA Posse hot shoe Danny “Double D” Dietrich will attempt to chase down his first ever USAC non-wing sprint car victory. Race time is 7:30 PM

It’s off to Abbottstown, PA for a stop at the Lincoln Speedway, an Eastern Storm staple since 2010, brings the series into night two on Wednesday, June 14. The 358 Sprints will be part of this double header event that will carry a 7:30 PM starting time.

The most notable change on the schedule is the addition of Williams Grove Speedway on Thursday, June 15. The USAC Sprint Cars haven’t hit the Grove since Billy Pauch’s lone series victory in 1996! However, the Mechanicsburg, PA half-mile was slated to host a pair of Eastern Storm events in 2008 and 2009, but we’re both halted by Mother Nature.

In addition to the Sprint Cars, Williams Grove will host the USAC Eastern Regional Midgets presented by ARDC on Thursday. The following night, Friday, June 16, Eastern Storm takes a one-day break, but the action continues at the Grove with the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car series returning for the “Horn-Schindler Memorial” as well as the second of two-straight nights for the USAC/ARDC Midgets.

Port Royal Speedway is the second straight half-mile pegged for this year’s Eastern Storm, with the blazingly-fast track set for duty on Saturday night, June 17. The venerable Susquehanna Speedway has taken a new look over the past couple of years with upgrades continually being made to the facility, but for the fifth consecutive year, remains in its familiar spot as the host of the series-ender on Sunday night, June 18.

Thirty-four Eastern Storm events have been contested since the series’ inception in 2007. Levi Jones and Bryan Clauson are tied atop the leaderboard as winningest drivers in the series with six wins apiece. Clauson was the champion in 2016 after three stirring performances at Grandview, Lincoln and Port Royal in which he took the lead late in the going in each.

Chris Windom and Robert Ballou are the active drivers with the most Eastern Storm wins at three each. Windom, of Canton, Illinois won his first all the way back in 2010 at Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, PA and his most recent in the last season’s finale at Susquehanna. Ballou, of Rocklin, California, earned all three of his Eastern Storm victories in one magical weekend back in 2015, when he ran away with the series title.

Of the top-12 in the current USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car standings, just over half have won at least a single Eastern Storm feature. Hanford, California’s Chad Boespflug (2nd in points) was a victor at New Egypt (NJ) Speedway last season. Windom (3rd) won last year’s final at Susquehanna. Fort Branch, Indiana’s Chase Stockon (4th) scored a triumph in the 2014 opener at Grandview. Kokomo, Indiana’s Shane Cottle (8th) notched a victory in Susquehanna’s USAC debut in 2013. Sikeston, Missouri’s Hunter Schuerenberg (9th) captured New Egypt in 2011. USAC Triple Crown champ Dave Darland (11th) of Lincoln, Indiana has found Eastern Storm victory lane just once, at Port Royal back in 2013. Landon Simon (10th) of Tipp City, Ohio bagged the second, non-points feature at Grandview in 2016.

Absent from that list of drivers who’ve had a past Eastern Storm winning experience include series point leader Justin Grant of Ione, California. Mooresville, North Carolina’s Jarett Andretti (5th in points) fought a memorable battle with Clauson in last year’s Grandview stop. Another player in that same battle was Cullman, Alabama’s Kevin Thomas, Jr. (12th) who led 12 laps and, coincidentally, owns 12 career USAC National Sprint Car wins. Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Indiana (6th) and Greenfield, Indiana’s C.J. Leary (7th) snagged their first career USAC National Sprint Car victories last season, but are hoping to break through for a taste of Eastern Storm glory this coming June.

These drivers are among a large crop who will compete against a contingent of Pennsylvania natives who will step foot into relatively unfamiliar territory – in the seat of sprint car without a wing. Danny Dietrich, winner of the 2016 National Open at Williams Grove, plans to make his initial foray into USAC for Eastern Storm. Defending ARDC Midget champion and 2016 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals preliminary feature winner Alex Bright, is a regular in USAC’s midget division, but will try his hand for the first time in a USAC Sprint Car.

Eastern Storm has been a harbinger of good fortune when it comes to its champions’ future success. In seven of its ten years of existence, the champion of Eastern Storm has gone on to win the USAC National Sprint Car title in the same season: Levi Jones (2007, 2010 & 2011), Bryan Clauson (2012 & 2013), Brady Bacon (2014) and Robert Ballou (2015).

Additional Eastern Storm champs include Cole Whitt (2008 & 2009) and Clauson (2016), who became the second three-time titlist alongside Jones just one year ago.

EASTERN STORM CHAMPIONS:

2007: Levi Jones

2008: Cole Whitt

2009: Cole Whitt

2010: Levi Jones

2011: Levi Jones

2012: Bryan Clauson

2013: Bryan Clauson

2014: Brady Bacon

2015: Robert Ballou

2016: Bryan Clauson

AMSOIL USAC EASTERN STORM 2017

Tuesday, June 13 USAC Non-Wing Sprints

11th Annual Jesse Hockett Classic Plus 358 Modifieds Grandview Speedway

Wednesday, June 14 USAC Non-Wing Sprints & 358 Sprints- - Lincoln Speedway

Thursday, June 15 USAC Non-Wing Sprints & USAC/ARDC Midgets- - Williams Grove Speedway

Saturday, June 17 USAC Non-Wing Sprints & 410 Sprints- - Port Royal Speedway

Sunday, June 18 USAC Non-Wing Sprints & Extreme Stocks & Stock 600 Micros - - Susquehanna Speedway

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