Flick pulls off first PA sprint car victory
PORT ROYAL — AJ Flick of Apollo became an official member of the Pennsylvania Posse on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway, taking his first career Port Royal Speedway and Central Pennsylvania sprint car victory worth $3,600 in the 164th annual Juniata County Fair Opener.
In the 33-lap Butch Renninger Memorial for ULMS super late models, Tyler Bare of Rockridge Bath, Virginia, took the victory worth $4,861 including lap money.
The econo late model Renninger Memorial was taken by Derrick Garman while Will Brunson scored the Renninger event for the xtreme stocks. A total of 108 race cars packed the pits for the opening race of the 2018 fair.
On Monday, Aaron Reitzel won the 410 Sprint Car race on Monday in the Historical Labor Day Classic race.
Reynoldsville — A very hot, late-summer evening welcomed fans and drivers from all over the area, even Ohio, back to Hummingbird Speedway for Season Championship Night. Bruce Hartzfeld of Stump Creek picked up his fourth win of the year in the Cypress Clock & Gift Shop Street Stock division, but it was a persistent Mother Nature that began at the conclusion of this race that stole the show for the remaining four events of the evening. Brandon Connor of DuBois claimed the 2018 Cypress Clock & Gift Shop Street Stock Championship.
JENNERSTOWN — The Jennerstown Speedway Complex Officials and track crew battled through a pair of rain delays to deliver a complete program of racing to fans on Riggs Industries Night at the Races, Saturday. Repeat winners were Barry Awtey (Martella’s Pharmacies RUSH Late Models), Anthony Aiello (Stoystown Auto Wreckers RUSH Modifieds), Dan Jackson (Farmers Union Co-Op Chargers), and Evan Nibert (Somerset Trust Company Fast ‘n Furious Four-Cylinders). Young Angie Kimberly earned her first career victory in the J&J Truck Equipment RUSH Street Stocks.
Prior to the start of racing, over $19,000 in performance parts and gift certificates were distributed to drivers in the three RUSH sanctioned divisions, by random drawings, during the annual RUSH Manufacturer’s Night celebration.
Following the five division racing, the One Stop Auto Sales & Service Enduro launched on the speedway. Dustin Brown started last, and won for the second time this year, lapping every car on the track except second place finisher Josh Dunmyer. Previous winner, Jim Gottschalk, Jr., placed third. The event concluded the 2018 Ron’s Collision Center Enduro Series.
DOG HOLLOW SPEEDWAY: Kyle Hardy came from his 12th starting position to win the eighth annual Connor Bobik Memorial sanctioned by the ULMS Series. The Penn Ohio Pro Stock feature saw Dubois’ Andrew Gordon take his third series win of the season while Jack Theys won the DM Craig Fabrication & Welding Four-Cylinders for the sixth time this year. Dan Davies won his second DHS E-Mod Special with Doug Boyer and Hammerin’ Hank Coles shared PA Vintage Modified Wins. The pits were filled with 112 cars before a large Labor Day crowd.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY: The Jeff’s Auto Body/Heller’s Gas Summer Spectacular at Selinsgrove Speedway Sunday night produced some spectacular racing and speeds as new track records were set in two of the four main events in the special holiday racing program.
Coleby Frye of Dover wired the field in the $3,000 to win 30-lap super late model main event and set a new track record for the distance in 10:39.47. The victory was Frye’s third of the season and 20th of his career at the Snyder County half-mile oval.
Brandon Moser of Middleburg also set a new 15-lap pro stock track record in 6:01.17 with his third win of the year.
Mark Smith of Sunbury rocketed to his fourth win of the year at Selinsgrove and 14th overall in 2018 in the 30-lap, $3,000-to-win the Patriot Sprint Tour-sanctioned 360 sprint car race.
Ryan Zook of Mifflintown came from the rear of the field to record his sixth win of the season in the 12-lap roadrunner race.
Through the coordination of late model driver Nathan Long of Selinsgrove, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fundraiser at the track generated $2,628.
LINCOLN SPEEDWAY: Brian Montieth was declared the winner, and 2018 track champion when the second annual Bob Leiby Memorial was shortened to 18 laps due to rain. Montieth’s win was his sixth of 2018, and the 61st of his career at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
The racing action started with a feature right out of the gate as the 358 Late Models ran a make-up feature from the June 23 Fallen Firefighters Night in Memory of Brandon Little event.
Old-timers and longtime Lincoln fans were treated to special race as all-time leading thundercar feature winner Bernie Beard grabbed the lead from his outside front row starting position over polesitter Bobby Beard at the drop of the green and withstood a pair of cautions to pick up his 73rd career win at the Fabulous Lincoln Speedway. Bernie Beard smiled ear-to-ear as he collected the $950 winner’s purse which included a $250 bonus. The former champion thanked all his fans and teammates through all his years racing.
CLINTON COUNTY MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Most sports have their Iron Man or Woman. That workhorse that gets things done. Clinton County Motor Speedway is no exception.
Jeff Weaver competed in three divisions of racing on Friday at the fairgrounds oval. When action was through, the Lock Haven resident won the 270 micro sprint feature event.
Kyle Smith previously took over second place from Cochran and began to apply pressure by lap 12. Smith went to the front on lap 13 and went on to score the win in the 305 sprint feature.
The 600 micro sprints brought 22 competitors to the oval. Jake Hummel returned to the winners circle after holding off Garrett Bard for the win. JR Toner returned to the winners circle during limited late model competition.