Archives July 2020

Cochran Top of Class at Clinton County

Mill Hall, PA – Matt Cochran of Williamsport won his second career Limited Late Model feature event on Friday night over Jim Yoder.  In Pro Stock action, AJ Stroup claimed his second win of the season, while Timmy Bitner of Beech Creek won the 270 Micro Sprints, Josh Beamer won the 600 Micro Sprints and Tyler Watson won in the Four Cylinders.

Nick Loffredo of Avis and Kevin Probst were the front row starters of the 25 lap Limited Late Model feature event.   Loffredo took the lead at the drop of the green flag, while second row starters of Cochran and Joe Lusk of Jersey Shore battled for the runner up position.   Once Cochran confirmed his place in second, he pressured Loffredo for the lead.  On lap number nine, Cochran made the pass on Loffredo to take the top spot.  Jim Yoder, who started fifth, passed both Loffredo and Lusk on lap number ten to move into the runner up position.   At the midway point of the race, Cochran led Yoder, Lusk, Loffredo and Kevin Probst.   By lap number twenty, the leaders were into lapped traffic.  Cochran passed Jamin Chapman going down the backstretch to try and distance himself from Yoder.  Cochran went to win his first race of the year over Yoder, Probst, Lusk and Bryan Benton.  Sixth through tenth were Ben Whitaker, Ron Buttenfield, Cameron Benton, Denny Fourney and Matt Adams.  Heat races were won by Cochran and Benton.

Brandon Moser and Robert Tressler lead the field of Pro Stocks for the green flag.  Moser took charge of the field with fourth place starter AJ Stroup in second, AY Schilling in third, Timmy Dawson in fourth and Robert Tressler at the completion of lap number five.  Moser had a sizeable lead that was washed away when Brad Benton’s car abruptly stopped on the back stretch and collected Rich Fye in the incident on lap number 7.  On the restart, Stoup made the pass for the lead to claim his second win of the season.   Tommy Dawson passed Moser on lap number 12 to claim the runner up position with Moser, AY Schilling and Jason Smith rounding out the top five.  Sixth through tenth were Noah Jenson, Rich Fye, Kevin VanAmburg, Marc Biter and Rooster Peters.  Qualifiers were won by Moser and Smith. 

Nick Whitesel and Mitchell Holden brought the field of 21 270 Micro Sprints to the green flag.  The red flag came out after the conclusion of lap number one when Matt Dixon’s car rolled over at the exit of turn number two.  Dixon’s car had no major damage and he was able to restart the race.   Following the restart, Troy Whitesel led the second lap before Lock Haven’s Jeffrey Weaver made a pass for the lead.  At the completion of lap number five, Weaver led Whitesel, Timmy Bitner, Troy Whitesel, and Bobby Sanso.  A caution occurred on lap number 7 when four cars tangled in turn number four.  On the restart Weaver and Bitner raced down the front stretch, and Bitner made the pass for the lead as the duo came out of turn number two.  Bitner, a high school student, pulled away from Weaver and was able to record his second career victory at the speedway over Weaver, Troy Whitesel, Nathan Bacon, and Sean McAndrew.  Sixth through tenth were Bobby Sanso, N. Whitesel, Kyler Stahl, Gary Keister and Logan Hammaker.  Heat races were won by Whitesel, Sanso and Stahl. 

Josh Beamer advanced from this second row starting spot to lead the first lap of the 600 Micro Sprint Feature Event.   The caution came out on lap number three when Timmy Biter, stopped after hitting the front stretch wall.  Beamer continued to lead the way, with Cody Hauck, Tyson Mowery, Trevor Teats and Sierra Hauch in the top five.  Mowery moved into the runner up position on lap number 10 but was unable to chase down Beamer who led every lap to claim his first win on the season.  Mowery finished second followed by Teats, Hauck and Jeff Gyuina.  Sierra Hauck, Bob Bogart, Mitchell Holden, Jeffrey Weaver and Eric Leonard completed the top 10.  Heat races were won by Mowery and Weaver.  

Tyler Watson used his front row starting spot to claim the lead in the 4 Cylinder Feature event at the drop of the green flag.  Michael Boring advanced from the fifth spot and tried to reel in Watson.  Blake Snyder battled with Boring and took second at the completion of lap number 4.  Watson led all 15 laps to win his first career race.  Blake Snyder was second, Boring was third, Jimmy Delozier was fourth and Skylar Witchely completed the top give.  Michael Luther, Chris Orwig, Shawn Wise Chelsie Harris, and Maddox Smith completed the top ten.  Heat races were won by Watson and Boring. 

The Clinton County Speedway returns to racing this Friday night for another 5 division racing program. The Laurel Highlands RaceSaver Sprint will be the featured division along with the Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinders.  Gates will open at 5:15PM and Racing will begin at 7:30PM.  The Speedway will then feature 2 races in once week beginning in August with a special Wednesday night event for the 270s, 600s, Pro Stock and Four-Cylinders.  The special mid-week event typically coincides with the annual Clinton County Fair that was cancelled earlier in the year.  For more information, visit or visit the speedway on Facebook


Limited Late Models:  1. Matt Cochran 2. Jim Yoder 3. Kevin Probst 4. Joe Lusk 5 Bryan Benton 6. Ben Whitaker 7. Ron Buttenfield 8. Cameron Benton 9 Denny Fourney 10 Matt Adams 11. Mike Smith 12. Joe Loffredo 13. Tim Luben 14. Denny Rinehimer 15.  Jamin Chapman 15. Nick Loffredo 16. JR Toner 17. Levi Ardery

Pro Stocks: 1. AJ Stroup 2. Tommy Dawson 3. Brandon Moser 4. AY Schilling 5. Jason Smith 6. Noah Jenson 7. Rich Fye 8. Kevin VanAmburg 9. Marc Bitler 10. Rooster Peters 11. Robert Tressler 12. Brad Benton 13. Todd Geyer Sr.

270 Micros: 1. Timmy Bitner 2. Jeffrey Weaver 3. Troy Whitsel 4. Nathan Bacon 5. Sean McAndrew 6. Bobby Sanso 7. Nick Whitesel 8. Kyler Sthal 9. Gary Keister 10. Logan Hammaker 11. Dan Wertman 12. John Roberts 13. Matt Dixon 14. Shawn Musser 15. Denny Rinehimer 16. Ethan Spots 17. Hunter Zimmerman 18. Mitchel Holden 19. Dustin Roberts 20. Kris Stahl DNS. Doug Reinhard

600 Micros: 1. Josh Beamer 2. Tyson Mowery 3. Trevor Teats 4. Cody Hauch 5. Jeff Gyunia 6. Sierra Hauch 7. Bob Bogart 8.Mitchel Holden 9. Jeffrey Weaver 10. Eric Leonard 11. Timmy Bitner

4 Cylinders: 1. Tyler Watson 2. Blake Snyder 3. Michael Boring 4. Jimmy Delozier 5. Skylar Whitchley 6. Michael Luther 7. Chris Orwig 8. Shawn Wise 9. Chelsie Harris 10. Maddox Smith DNS: Zachery Rill, Kennedey Courter, Ernie Harris

Yoder and Benton are Repeat Winners at Clinton County

For Immediate Release
July 18, 2020

Mill Hall, PA – Andrew Yoder of Middleburg held off his uncle Jim Yoder in lapped traffic to win his second Limited Late Model event on Friday night.   It was the second consecutive win of the season for Yoder at the 3/8th mile oval, while Brad Benton of Duncansville claimed his second consecutive win the Pro Stock division.  Jeffrey Weaver of Lock Haven had a triumphant night winning the 270 and 600 micro sprint feature events and Luke Hoffner was victorious in the four cylinder division. 

Mike Smith of Renovo and Jim Yoder of Selinsgrove started on the front row of the 25 lap Smith Excavating Limited Late Models feature event.  Smith took the early lead with Jim Yoder, Kevin Probst, Joe Loffredo and Denny Fourney in the top five.   Smith and Jim Yoder battled for top spot, with Smith having a slight advantage as they crossed by the flag stand.  On lap number nine Jim Yoder made the pass for the lead, with Smith, Andrew Yoder, Probst, and Fourney as the top five contenders.  Andrew Yoder moved into second position on lap number 10 and set his sights on his Uncle Jim Yoder.  By the 15th circuit, the two Yoders battled in lapped traffic.  Andrew made several attempts for the lead but was not able to make the pass until lap number 22.  The event went nonstop, with Andrew Yoder claiming his second consecutive victory by a margin of 2 seconds over Jim Yoder. “It’s great when you can race like that against family, that was fun,” said Yoder in Victory Lane. Kevin Probst finished third, followed by Joe Lusk of Jersey Shore and Smith.  Sixth through tenth were Matt Cochran of Williamsport, Denny Fourney of Lock Haven, Matt Adams, Joe Loffredo and Jakob Piper.  Qualifiers were won by Smith and Adams.

In Pro Stock competition, Tommy Dawson of Wapwallopen and Brad Benton of Duncansville led the field to the green flag.  Dawson was the early race leader, until Benton took over the top honors with Dawson, Noah Jensen of Nescopeck, Rich Fye of Lock Haven and AY Schilling of Linden in the top five.  All top five cars were in contention to win the race, with Jensen pressuring Benton on every lap.  Dawson and Fye swapped positions several times for the third and fourth positions and Lock Haven’s Kevin VanAmburg who started twelfth moved into the top five on lap number twelve.  At the checkered flag it was Benton over Jensen, Dawson, Fye and Schilling. “To win a feature race here against this strong field of Pro Stock drivers is amazing, but to win two in a row is simply unbelievable.  I have lots of wins on this car, but it means a lot to win here,” said Benton.  Brandon Moser finished sixth, with VanAmburg, Rooster Peters, Brad Myers and Wayne Shaffer rounding out the top 10. Heat race winners were Jensen and Schilling. 

The 270 Micro Sprint feature had the red flap come out on the first lap when four cars tangled in turn number four.  Lock Haven’s Jeffrey Weaver quickly moved from his sixth starting spot to take the lead from Dan Wertman by the completion of lap number two.  The events second red flag waived, when Timmy Bitner of Beech Creek flipped his car on lap number three.  Following the restart, Weaver held off early race challenges from Bobby Sanso of Williamsport.  Sean McAndrew passed Sanso for the runner up position on lap number five, as Denny Reinheimer advanced from the thirteenth spot to take fourth position from Dan Wertman.  The field was slowed twice for cautions on lap 6 for a spin by Logan Hammaker and on lap 13 when Mitchell Holden’s top wing mounts broke forcing him to stop of the backstretch.  Weaver claimed the win by a margin of 1.386 seconds over McAndrews, Reinheimer, Ethan Spots and Sanso.  Sixth through tenth were Kyler Stahl, Wertman, Shawn Musser, Hammaker and Hunter Zimmerman.  Heat race winners were Weaver and McAndrews.

Weaver came to victory lane for a second time in one night as he was also victorious in the Werner Fuels 600 Micro Sprint division.  Weaver jumped into the early lead and led every lap to claim the victory.  Trevor Teats ran in the second position for the entire race but was unable to catch Weaver. The event had its only caution flag on the white flap lap when Derek Swartz spun in turn four.  At the checkered flag Weaver posted a slim .600 second margin of victory over Teats, Tyson Mowery, Josh Beamer, and Cody Hauch.  Ethan Spotts, Swartz, and Mitchell Holden completed the field. 

All time leading Late Model feature winner Luke Hoffner strapped into a four-cylinder to have some fun on Friday night.  Hoffner led every lap of the 12 lap main event and admitted that the four cylinders were harder to drive than his late model, but he had a blast doing it.  Hoffner also owns a dune buggy victory to his career win list at Clinton County dating back to the speedway’s inaugural season in 1989.  In the early stages of the race, Hoffner battled with Michael Boring.  Michael Luther, who started on the front row reclaimed the runner up position on lap number four but could not contend with Hoffner.  Hoffner earned the win over Boring, Skyler Witchley, Jimmy Deiozier and Chelsie Harris.  The heat race was also won by Hoffner.   

The Clinton County Speedway returns to racing this Friday night for another 5 division racing program. The Limited Late Models will be the featured division along with the Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinders.  Gates will open at 5:15PM and Racing will begin at 7:30PM.  For more information, visit or visit the speedway on Facebook


Limited Late Models:  1. Andrew Yoder 2. Jim Yoder 3. Kevin Probst 4. Joe Lusk 5. Mike Smith 6. Matt Cochran 7. Denny Fourney 8. Matt Adams 9. Joe Loffredo 10. Jakob Piper 11. Jamin Chapman 12. Nick Loffredo 13. Tim Luben 14. Scott Dunham

Pro Stocks: 1. Bradley Benton 2. Noah Jensen 3. Tommy Dawson 4. Rich Fye 5. AY Schilling 6. Brandon Moser 7. Kevin VanAmburg 8. Rooster Peters 9. Brad Myers 10. Wayne Shaffer 11. Todd Geyer Sr. 12. Shaun Lawton 13. Robert Tressler DNS Logan Heil

600 Micros: 1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Trevor Teats 3. Tyson Mowery 4. Josh Beamer 5. Cody Hauck 6. Ethan Spotts 7. Derek Swartz 8. Mitchell Holden DNS Corey Brungard

270 Micros: 1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Sean McAndrew 3. Denny Rinehimer 4. Ethan Spotts 5. Bobby Sanso 6. Kyler Stahl 7. Dan Wertman 8. Shaun Musser 9. Logan Hammaker 10. Hunter Zimmerman 11. Mathew Dixson 12. Mitchel Holden 13. CJ Milliken 14. Timmy Bitner 15. Chris Stahl 16. Buddy Kramer 17. Doug Reinard

4 Cylinders: 1. Luke Hoffner 2. Michael Luther 3. Skyler Witchley 4. Jimmy Deiozier 5. Chelsie Harris 6. Maddox Smith 7. Michael Boring 8. Kennedey Courter DNS Zachery Rill. 

July 10th, Five Divisions and Kids Bicycle Races!

This Friday, July 1Oth will be a five division show plus kids bike races. Gates open at 5:15pm & Racing at 7:30pm. There is plenty of space to social distance. Kids 15 & under will get to race at intermission (all bike participants must wear a bike helmet). General Admission $12 with a $2 discount for students, seniors and military by showing ID. Kids 12 & under are free.

Yoder Wins Over Stellar Field at Clinton County

For Immediate Release
July 4, 2020
Mill Hall, PA – Twenty -nine Limited Late Models were in competition on Friday night, July 3rd at the Clinton County Speedway to kick-off the Fourth of July weekend that also included a fireworks show. Andrew Yoder recorded his 14th career victory in the Limited Late Model feature event. Other winners were A.J. Stroup in the Pro Stocks, Jeffery Weaver of Lock Haven in the 270 Micro Sprints, Cody Hauck in the 600 Micro Sprints and Maddox Smith of Renovo in the 4-Cylinder Division.
Andrew Yoder and Joe Lusk of Jersey Shore started on the front row for the 25-lap Limited Late Model Feature Event. Lusk led the opening laps with cautions occurring at the completion of lap 1 and lap 2, allowing Yoder restart alongside Lusk for the double file restarts. Again, Lusk was able to use the outside line to gain the lead heading into turn number one with Yoder utilizing the low side of the speedway. On lap number four, Yoder took the lead from Lusk, with Matt Cochran of Williamsport, Nick Erksrine, and JR Toner in the top five. On lap number 15, Cochran moved into the runner up position as the leaders began to encounter lapped traffic. The final caution flag of the event occurred on lap number 17 involving Toner. Yoder continuing to set the pace holding off Cochran, Erskine, Dan Zechman, and Lusk. Sixth through tenth were Mike Smith of Renovo, Ronnie Buttenfield, Joe Loffredo, Tim Luben of Mill Hall, and Bernie Whiteford. Heat Race winners were Yoder, Toner, and Cochran.
A.J. Stroup started on the outside of row number one for the 15 lap Pro Stock feature event alongside pole sitter Jason Smith of Williamsport. Stroup jumped to the front and led the first four circuits before a caution came out for Mill Hall’s Brad Myers. Linden’s AY Schilling pressured Stroup but was unable to take the position away. Defending Track Champion Noah Jenson of Nescopeck started in the 5th spot and began to challenge Schilling at the midpoint of the race. Jenson took the runner up position on lap number 9, but could not carry enough momentum to get around Stroup. Stroup claimed his first win of the season over Jenson, Schilling, Robert Tressler of Lock Haven, and Smith. Sixth through tenth were Brad Benton, Rich Fye, Wayne Shaffer, Cory Long and Marc Bitler. Heat races were won by Schilling and Stroup.
Nick Whitesel and Troy Whitesel started on the front row of the 270 Micro Feature Event. Nick Whitesel held off his father Troy as the duo raced into turn number one. On the completion of lap number three, fourth place started Jeffrey Weaver of Lock Haven passed Troy Whitesel for the runner up potion. The only caution of the event came out on next circuit, with three cars involved in an accident. Weaver used the restart as his opportunity to maneuver around Nick Whitesel to take the top position as 7th place starter Timmy Bitner moved into the third position followed by Quinn Robert and Kyler Stahl. By lap number nine, the leaders began to encounter lapped traffic. Weaver was able to put a few lapped cars between him and Whitesel to claim his second consecutive feature win over Whitesel, Roberts, Bitner and Bobby Sanso. Sixth through tenth were Stahl, Hunter Zimmerman, Dan Wertman, Dustin Roberts, and Jerold Heil. Qualifiers were won by Weaver and Stahl.
Cody Hauck and Jeffrey Weaver were the front row starters for the 15 lap Werner Fuels 600 Micro Sprint Feature Event. Hauck jumped into the led with Weaver close in tow. The red flag came out on lap number two, as several cars got together in turns three and four. All drivers were ok. On the restart, Hauck and Weaver raced hard into turns one and two. As the two battled for the lead, Weaver lost his left rear tire, bring out the caution and forcing him to retire his car to the pits for the evening. Hauck led the field back to the green flag, with his wife, Sierra Hauck on his back bumper with Josh Beamer, Dylan Anderson, and Tristan Hoffman completing the top five. Beamer moved into second on lap number 7 as Anderson moved into third. At the finish, Hauck scored his first win of the season over Beamer, Anderson, S. Hauck, and Tristian Hoffman. Sixth through tenth were Jeff Gyunia, Brock Peterbaugh, Mitchell Holden, Bob Bogart, and Bobby Sanso. Heat races were won by C. Hauch and Weaver.
Maddox Smith of Renovo started on the pole for the 12 lap 4-Cylinder feature event along side AJ Hoffner. The youngster led the field from green to checkered flag with Hoffner trying to contest for the lead. Hoffner’s hopes came up short of lap number 10, as his car had a front tire going flat, allowing Michael Boring to move into second. At the finish, Smith claimed his second consecutive victory over Boring, Sterling Kepner, Kennedy Courter, and Hoffner. Smith also won the heat race event.
Fans enjoyed a fireworks display to kick-off the Fourth of July Weekend and PA State Representative, Stephanie Borowitz waved the first green flag of the night following opening ceremonies.
The speedway is set to return with racing action this coming Friday, July 10th with a five division racing program featuring the Laurel Highlands RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 600 Micro Sprints, 270 Micro Sprints, and the Four Cylinders. In addition, kids will have the opportunity to participate in bicycle races. Gates will open at 5:15PM, Hot laps at 7:00PM and Racing at 7:30PM. For the most recent information about the speedway, visit or follow us on Facebook.
Limited Late Models: 1. Andrew Yoder 2. Matt Cochran 3. Nick Erskine 4. Dan Zechman 5. Joe Lusk 6. Mike Smith 7. Ronnie Buttenfield 8. Joe Loffredo 9. Tim Luben 10. Bernie Whiteford 11. JR Toner 12. Nick Loffredo 13. Kevin Probst 14. Chase Bowsman 15. Nate Smith 16. Denny Fourney 17. Caleb Whiteford 18. Mike Blazer DNS – Levi Ardery, Jarod Ivory, Matt Adams, Jared Ivory, Nate Smith, Doug Surra, Dan Boyd, Cody Lucas, Bob McMillen, Devin Hart, Dan Condo, Jamin Chapman
Pro Stock: 1. AJ Stroup 2. Noah Jensen 3. A.Y. Schilling 4. Robert Tressler 5. Jason Smith 6. Bradly Benton 7. Rich Fye 8. Wayne Shaffer 9. Cory Long 10. Marc Bitler 11. Kevin VanAmburg 12. Brad Myers 13. Brandon Moser 14. Tommy Dawson 15. Tim Steis 16. Mike Benton 17. Todd Geyer, Sr.
600 Micros: 1. Cody Hauck 2. Josh Beamer 3. Dylan Anderson 4. Sierra Hauck 5. Tristan Hoffman 6. Jeff Gyuina 7. Brock Puterbaugh 8. Mitch Holden 9 Bob Bogart 10. Jeffrey Weaver 11. Bobby Sanso 12. Timmy Bitner 13. Lance Spotts 14. John Adams 15. Tyson Mowery 16. Derek Swartz 17. Dermot Thompson
270 Micros: 1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Troy Whitesel 3. Quinn Roberts 4. Timmy Bitner 5. Bobby Sanso 6. Kyler Stahl 7. Hunter Zimmerman 8. Dan Wertman 9. Dustin Roberts 10. Jerrod Heil 11. Preston Phillips 12. Mathew Dixon 13. Buddy Kramer 14. Michael Holden 15. Kyle Keiper 16. Gary Keister 17. Nick Whitesel 18. Logan Hammaker 19. JR Horwar 20. John Roberts
4-Cylinders: 1. Maddox Smith 2. AJ Hoffner 3. Michael Boring 4. Sterling Kepner 5. Cody Cassloff 6. Kenney Courter 7. Michael Luther 8. John Bowen 9. Skylar Witchler 10. Zachary Rill 11. Eric Midler