Archives September 2020

Schweikart and Zimmerman win 40 Lappers at Clinton County

Mill Hall, PA – The Clinton County Speedway hosted two large race events on Saturday for the RaceSaver Sprint Cars and the Pro Stocks.   Thirty-three IMCA RaceSaver Sprint were in competition for the Nittany 40 Championship sponsored by Bill’s Happy Camper of Mill Hall.  Twenty-seven Pro Stocks were in attendance for the 40-lap C.W. Smith Memorial honoring the late racer who competed in late models, the ARCA Series and eventually NASCAR with a team based locally in nearby Williamsport.  Dale Schweikart of Linden won the Nittany 40 and John Zimmerman of Varysburg, NY won the C.W. Smith Memorial.  Timmy Bittner of Beech Creek claimed the 270 Micro Sprint feature and Blake Snyder won the 4-Cylinder main event. 

Tylor Cochran of Williamsport set fast time in Sprint Car time trials with a lap time of 15.620 second.   Four heat races and a consolation were used to determine the starting line up for the Nittany 40.  Matt Tebbs of Cogan Station and Ryan Lynn of Hollidaysburg brought the field of sprint cars to the green flag.  Lynn made the pass for the lead going down the front stretch leading Tebbs and national IMCA points leader Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery.  The caution flag waived on lap number four when Doug Dodson spun in turn number two.  On the restart, Lynn controlled the top spot and while Tebbs and Bard battled for second.  Firth place starter Dale Schweikart and fourth place starter Tylor Cochran completed the top five.  On lap number six, Bard and Schweikart passed Tebbs and set their sights on the leader.  Schweikart passed Bard on lap number 8 for the runner up position.  On lap number fourteen, Lynn began to encounter lapped traffic allowing Schweikart to get within striking distance.  However, Lynn threaded his way through the lapped traffic and when Schweikart would get close, Lynn managed to put a lapped car between them.   Lynn’s approach to lap traffic was flawless, until the caution came out on lap number 23 when Tebbs and Dylan Proctor of Lock Haven tangled in turns three and four.  On the restart, the motor of Lynn’s car appeared to miss as he did not get as strong of start, allowing Schweikart to take the lead.  Bard, Cochran, and Lutz were able to pass Lynn shuffling him back to fifth.  On lap 27, three cars came together in turns one and two.  Kyle Coldwell and Dakota Schweikart of Linden tangled in turn two and Josh Beamer of Hughesville was also involved as he had no place to go.  All three cars were able to restart, with Dakota Schweikart feeling the biggest disappointment as he started last in the feature event and worked his way up to eighth before being involved in the wreck. 

Schweikart brought the field back for the green flag with Cochran, Bard, Lutz, and thirteenth place starter Jared Zionkowski in the top five.  Lutz passed Bard for third on lap number 29.  Cochran and Lutz tried to chase down Schweikart, but just could not make the pass.  At the checkered flag, Schweikart won by .270 second for this third feature of the season and the biggest races of his sprint car career.  “This has been a great season, I would like to thank the fans, the speedway workers and everyone who has made Clinton County a great place for RaceSavers sprints,” said Schweikart in victory lane.  “Many of the best in the country were here today and that make this win even more special.”  Cochran finished second, Lutz was third, Bard finished fourth and Zionkowski completed the top five.  Sixth through tenth were Derek Hauck, Ken Duke, Jeffrey Weaver, Brad Mellott and Dylan Proctor.  Heat race winners were Tebbs, Dale Schweikart, Bard and Proctor.  The B-main was won by Ken Duke.

Outside pole sitter, Don Russell led the opening two laps of the 40 lap C.W. Smith Memorial event.  By the completion of lap number 3, fourth place starter John Zimmerman took the lead with Russell in second, Steven Reinhardt in third, Brandon Moser in fourth and Robert Tressler in the top five.   Zimmerman begins to catch lapped traffic on lap number twelve with Reinhardt and Moser hoping for the leader to make a mistake.  A caution on lap number 16 for Mike Koser, bunched the field for the restart.   Sixth place starter Kurt Stebbins used the restart to pass Moser and Reinhardt and focused on catching Zimmerman.  The caution waived once again on lap number 21.  The restart found Zimmerman leading Stebbins, Reinhardt, Jason Smith, and Noah Jenson.  As the green flag waived Stebbins’ car started to smoke as the field came back up to full speed.  Five laps later, the caution waived for Rich Sharpsteer and Reinhard, as Stebbins retired his smoking car to the pit area.  The final restart found Zimmerman with Jason Smith on his back bumper followed by Noah Jensen, Moser, and Ray Rothfuss in the top five.  Smith and Jensen battled for the runner up position for several laps.   At the finish, Zimmerman claimed the $1,800 pay day over Smith, Jenson, Moser, and Tommy Dawson.  Sixth through tenth were Rothfuss, Russell, AY Schilling, Bob Buono and Cory Long.  Heat race winners were Reinhardt, Zimmerman, and Moser, while AY Schilling won the B-main.

Mitchell Holden and Logan Hammaker led the field of 270 Micro Sprints to the drop of the green flag.  2020 track champion, Timmy Bittner of Beech Creek advanced from his fourth starting spot to lead the first lap.  The caution waived on lap number 3 when Hammaker spun.   On the restart Bittner led Ethan Spotts, Jeffrey Weaver, Dan Wertman and Kyle Stahl.  Stahl brought out the caution at the races’ midway point.  Bittner opened a several car lengths advantage over the rest of the field.  Weaver took over the runner up position on the final lap.  Third through fifth were Wertman, Buddy Kramer, and Holden.  Sixth through tenth were James Bigler, Levi Brungard, Spotts, Corey Stable and Logan Hammaker.  Heat races were won by Bittner and Wertman

Pole sitter Tyler Watson led the opening laps of the 4 cylinder feature event.   Watson had to contend with the challenges of fellow front row starter Chris Orwig.   Bake Snyder who started sixth moved into the runner up position on lap number four and began to pressure Watson.   Snyder made the pass for the lead at the midway mark of the race.  Orwig took the runner up position lap number 7, with Watson battling back to regain the position on lap number 10.  At the finish, Snyder was the winner over Watson, Orwig, Sam Creveling and Dylan Craft.  Sixth through tenth were Shaun Wise, Scott Englert, Kyle Strouse, Brett Shirk, and Tim Muthler.  Heat races were won by Snyder and Creveling.

The Clinton County Speedway will now prepare for the season finale on Saturday, October 3rd when the Super Late Models compete for a $5,000 top prize presented by Strouse Electric.  The show will feature time trials and heat races plus a 50 lap feature event.   In addition, the pro stocks will be in competition plus the 270 micro sprint and the 4 cylinders utilizing SCDRA rules.  Gates open at 1PM, Hot laps at 4PM and Racing begins at 4:30PM.


Sprint Cars: 1. Dale Schweikart 2. Tylor Cochran 3. Scott Lutz 4. Garret Bard 5. Jared Zionkowski 6. Derek Hauck 7. Ken Duke 8. Jeffrey Weaver 9. Brad Mellott 10. Dylan Proctor 11. Dakota Schweikart 12. Josh Beamer 13. Dominic Melair 14. Aaron Jacabos 15. Dave Guss Jr. 16. Kenny Heffner 17. Rowdy Heffner 18. Mike Allemen 19. Ryan Lynn 20. Nathan Gramley 21. Kyle Colwell 22. Chris Kreider 23. Matt Tebbs 24. Larry McVay 25. Doug Dodson Non-Qualifiers: Mike Melair, Will Brunson, Jeff Miller, Steve Cousins, Erin Statler, Reed Thompson, Jim Kenney, Brody Adamsky.

Pro Stocks: 1. John Zimmerman 2. Jason Smith 3. Noah Jensen 4. Brandon Moser 5. Tommy Dawson 6. Ray Rothfuss 7. Donald Russell, Jr. 8. AY Schilling 9. Bob Buono 10 Cory Long 11. Johnny Bouse 12. Travis Horan 13. Robert Tressler 14. Kevin VanAmburg 15. Rooster Peters 16. AJ Stroup 17. Kurt Stebbins 18. Steven Reinhardt 19. Rich Sharpsteer 20. Will Brunson 21. Mike Koser 22. Noah Kissinger 23. Mike Wilbur 24. Ben Huslander 25. Brad Myers.  Non-Qualifiers: Lonnie Savage, Marc Bitler

270 Micros:  1. Timmy Bittner 2. Jeffrey Weaver 3. Dan Wertman 4. Buddy Kramer 5. Mitchell Holden 6. James Bigler 7. Levi Brungard 8. Ethan Spotts 9. Corey Stabley 10. Logan Hammaker 11. Kyle Stahl 12. Greg Robinson

4 Cylinders: 1. Blake Snyder 2. Tyler Watson 3. Chris Orwig 4. Sam Creveling 5. Dylan Craft 6. Shaun Wise 7. Scott Engler 8. Kyle Strouse 9. Brett Shirk 10. Tim Muthler 11. Dustin Miller 12. Seth Derr 13. Virgil Moyer 14. John Bower 15. Matt Kauffman 16. John Stringfellow 17. Zachery Rill 18. Maddox Smith 19. Josh Morton DNS Tyler Gill

Bard and Cochran Score Victories to Secure Season Championship

Mill Hall, PA – The Champions were decided in all six divisions on Friday night at the Clinton County Speedway.  Two drivers drove to victory lane to secure their championships, Garret Bard of Wells Tannery was victorious in the RaceSaver Sprint Cars and Matt Cochran of Williamsport in the Limited Late Models.  Other winners of the night included Tommy Dawson in the Pro Stocks, Johnny Smith in the 60ss Micro Sprints, Nick Whitesel in the 270 Micro Sprints and Blake Snyder in the 4-Cylinders. 

Matt Adams and Mike Smith were the front row starters of the Lenny Stroud Jr. Memorial race.  Adams led the first circuit before third place starter, Kevin Probst made a pass for the lead.  Cochran, who started fifth moved into the runner up position by the completion of lap number two.  By the completion of lap number seven, Cochran passed Probst as Jake Piper, Joe Lusk and Bryan Benton ran in the top five.  The leaders began to encounter lapped traffic by lap number 11.  On lap 13, the caution flag waived for Tommy Cordell.  With the restart, Andrew Yoder advanced into the top five and began to make a charge to the front of the field  Yoder took over the second position on lap number 23, but was unable to run down Cochran who won by 1.2 seconds.  Following Yoder was Kevin Probst of Renovo, Jakob Piper and Joe Lusk.  Sixth through tenth were Mike Smith, Brian Benton Chaz Buchinsky, Kyle Bachman and Jamin Chapman.  Heat races were won by Bachinsky and Adams. The win was the second of the season for Cochran, who also earned the 2020 track championship. 

Ryan Lynn took command of the Sprint Car feature event at the drop of the green flag.  Bard, who started third, jumped into the runner up position, with Tylor Cochran, Josh Beamer and Dakota Schweikart in the top five.  Bard, who is currently leading the national and state IMCA RaceSaver points series, was tied with Scott Lutz for the Clinton County Championship.  Lutz who redrew the 7th starting position for the feature event was running in sixth position.   Bard and Lynn raced side by side for several laps, before Bard was able to take the lead on lap twelve.  Cochran was able to take the runner up position from Lynn on lap number 22 following a caution for Jeffrey Weaver.  Bard was able to claim his second win of the season and the 2020 championship.  Second through fifth were, Tylor Cochran, Ryan Lynn, Dakota Schweikart, and Josh Beamer.  Sixth through tenth were Scott Lutz, Dylan Proctor, Jared Zionkowski, Dale Schweikart and Dave Guss Jr.  Heat races were won by Zionkowski and Beamer. 

Robert Tressler of Lock Haven started on the outside of row number one and led the first five laps of the Pro Stock main event.  Tressler, however had pressure from AJ Stroup and Johnny Bouse.  The top three raced hard trying to wrestle the lead from Tressler.  Going down the backstretch, the trio went three wide for the lead, but Bouse spun to bring out the caution on lap number five.  Stroup used the restart to get by Tressler, as Brandon Moser, Kevin VanAmburg, and Corey Long battled for the top five.  Tommy Dawson moved into the top give on lap number seven.  Dawson advanced one position with every lap and moved into second on lap number 9.  Dawson led lap number 12, but Stroup battled him back to lead lap 13.   Dawson took back the lead on the white flag lap and would hold on for the win over AJ Strop, Kevin VanAmburg, Brandon Moser and AY Schilling.  Sixth through tenth were Noah Jensen, Robert Tressler, Rich Fye, John Myers and Corey Long.  Heat races were won by VanAmburg and Dawson.  Noah Jensen of Nescopeck won his second consecutive pro stock championship, the third of the career.

In the 270s Micro Sprints Nick Whitesel advanced from his third place starting spot to lead the field at the completion of lap one.   Jeffrey Weaver of Lock Haven was the point leader coming into the night’s event.  Weaver advanced from ninth place starting spot and took over second by the completion of lap number four.   At the race’s halfway point, Whitesel led Weaver, Bittner, Troy Whitesel and Kyler Stahl.  On lap number 11 the leaders began to encounter lapped traffic.   One lap later, Whitesel split between two lapped cars going down the front stretch.  As Weaver attempted to make the same move, he spun going into turn number once.  The restart had Whitesel out front followed by Timmy Bitner of Beech Creek, Troy Whitesel, Bobby Sanso and Kyler Stahl. As the checkered flag waived, Whitesel claimed his first win of the year over Biter, Whitesel, Sando and Kyler Stahl.  Sixth through tenth were Kyle Stahl, Denny Rinehimer, Shaun Musser, Jeffrey Weaver and Dan Wertman.   Heat races were won by Sanso and Bitner.   The track championship was won Bitner.     

Mitchell Holden led the opening lap of the 600 Micro Sprint feature.   By the conclusion of lap number 2 Dylan Anderson had taken the lead.   Johnny Smith of Scranton advanced from eleventh position and took over the runner up spot on lap number four.  By the completion of lap number five, Anderson led Smith, Jeff Gyuina Jay Corder, and Jeffrey Weaver.  Anderson and Smith continued to battle for the lead in the closing laps of the race.   Smith made several attempts, and on the final lap, the duo raced side by side into turns three and four once again.   On the final lap, Smith was able to make the pass and won by .017 seconds over Anderson, Jeffrey Weaver, Jeff Gyuina, and Tyson Mowery.  Heat races were won by Cody Hauch and Anderson.   Jeffrey Mowery was declared the 2020 track champion

Kennedey Courter led the opening laps of the Four-Cylinder feature event.  On lap number four Sam Creveling passed Courter for the lead.  A multi-car accident on lap number five slowed the field.   Eighth place starter, Blake Snyder moved into the top five on lap number five and began making a move to the top position.  On lap number seven, he moved into the runner up position and took the lead on lap eight.  Tyler Watson passed Creveling on lap number 10 to take the runner up position.  At the checkered flag it was Snyder over Watson, Maddox Smith, Michael Luther and Michael Boring.  Sixth through tenth were Dylan Kraft, Matt Kauffman, Chris Orwig, Shawn Wise and Creveling.   Heat races were won by Smith, Watson and Snyder.  Maddox Smith won the 2020 track championship.

The Stroud Family provided bonus money for all six divisions in competition and special opening ceremonies were held in honor of Lenny Stroud Jr.   Several drivers took a collection of funds for two families in the racing community.  A total of $1,800 was raised and split between the Rick Eckert Family for his grandson and the Phil Miller Family for his daughter. 

The Clinton County Speedway switches to Saturdays for the final two races of the 2020 season.  Coming up on Saturday, September 19th is the Nittany 40 Championship for the RaceSaver Sprint Cars, paying $800 to win and $400 to start.  The event is co-sanctioned by the Allegheny Sprint Series, the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series and the PA Sprint Series.  Drivers will qualify through time trials and heat races.  A non-qualifier’s event is also on the schedule.   In addition, the Pro Stocks will compete in the C.W. Smith Memorial 40 lapper paying $1,800 to win.  Pro Stocks will also qualify with time trials and heat races.  The 270 Micro Sprint and the 4 Cylinders will complete the four division show.  Gates open at 1PM, Hot laps at 4PM and Racing begins at 4:30

Sprint Cars: 1. Garrett Bard 2. Tylor Cochran 3. Ryan Lynn 4. Dakota Schweikart 5. Josh Beamer 6. Scott Lutz 7. Dylan Proctor 8. Jared Zionkowski 9. Dale Schweikart 10. Dave Guss Jr 11. Matt Tebbs 12. Fred Arnold 13. Josh Fox 14. Chris Kreider 15. Reed Thompson 16. Frank Rusnock 17. Jeffrey Weaver 18. John Walp 19. Jim Kennedy DNS Larry McVay

Limited Late Models: 1. Matt Cochran 2. Andrew Yoder 3. Kevin Probst 4. Jacob Piper 5. Joe Lusk 6. Mike Smith 7. Brian Benton 8. Chaz Buchinsky 9. Kyle Bachman 10. Jamin Chapman 11. Nick Loffredo 12. Luke Hoffner 13. Jake Buck 14. Tim Luben 15. Matt Adams 16. Tommy Cordell 17. Levi Ardery DNS Denny Fourney

Pro Stocks 1. Tommy Dawson 2. AJ Stroup 3. Kevin VanAmburg 4. Brandon Moser 5. AY Schilling 6. Noah Jensen 7. Robert Tressler 8. Rich Fye 9. John Myers 10. Cory Long 11. Johnny Bouse 12. Marc Bitler 13. Jason Smith 14. Noah Kissinger 15. Danny Jensen Jr. 16. Rooster Peters 17. Lonnie Savage 18. Todd Geyer Sr.

600 Micro Sprints: 1. Johnny Smith 2. Dylan Anderson 3. Jeffrey Weaver 4. Jeff Gyuina 5. Tyson Mowery 6. Mitchell Holden 7. Timmy Bittner 8. James Layton 9. Dan Tripoli 10. Cody Hauck 11. Jay Corder 12. Dan Wertman

270 Micro Sprints: 1. Nick Whitesel 2. Timmy Bittner 3. Troy Whitesel 4. Bobby Sanso 5. Kyler Sthal 6. Kyle Stahl 7. Denny Rinehimer 8. Shaun Musser 9. Jeffrey Weaver 10. Dan Wertman 11. Logan Hammaker 12. Hunter Zimmerman 13. Corbin Leiby 14. Buddy Keister 15. Mitchell Holden 16. Gary Keister 17. James Bigler 18. Mathew Dixson 19. Levi Brungard DNS Doug Reinard

4-Cylinders: 1. Blake Snyder 2. Tyler Watson 3. Maddox Smith 4. Michael Luther 5. Michael Boring 6. Dylan Kraft 7. Matt Kauffman 8. Chris Orwig 9. Shawn Wise 10. Sam Creveling 11. Tim Muthler 12. Chelsie Harris 13. Skylar Witchley 14. Chris Small 15. Zack Rill 16. Kyle Strouse 17. Kennedey Courter 18. Scott Englert 19. John Morton 20. Brett Shirk DNS Virgil Meyers.

Schedule Updates

Friday, September 11th
Lenny Stroud Jr. Memorial – Six Division Show
RC Bowman Excavating Night – final points race for all divisions
Limited Late Models paying $1,200 to win. Plus $100 bonus to winners of the RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Mirco Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints, and 4 Cylinders. Gates open at 5:15PM, Hotlaps at 7PM, Racing at 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 19th
RaceSaver Sprint Cars 40 Lap Nittany Championship $800 to win plus incentives
Time Trials, Heat Races
Non-Qualifiers Race
C.W. Smith Memorial for Pro Stocks $1,800 to Win -40 laps
Time Trials and Heat Races
Plus 270s and 4 Cylinders
Gates Open at 1PM, Hotlaps at 4PM, Racing at 4:30
Raindate: Sunday September 20th

September 25/26 No Racing – Fair hosted Semi Truck Show

Saturday, October 3rd
Super Late Models – $5,000 to win
Pro Stocks $500 to win
270 Micros $500 to win
4 Cylinders $750 to win (SDRCA Rules)
Gates Open at 1PM, Hotlaps at 4PM, Racing at 4:30
Raindate: Saturday, October 10th

Jacobus Scores First Career Victory at Clinton County

Mill Hall, PA – Aaron Jacobus of Corning NY topped the field of 26 RaceSaver Sprint Cars Friday night at the Clinton County Speedway.  Noah Jensen of Nescopeck won his second Pro Stock feature of the season.  Timmy Bitner of Beech Creek was victorious in both the 270 and 600 feature events.  Sam Creveling was the winner of the 4 cylinder division.

Aaron Jacobus started on the front row by luck of the draw.  Jacobus led the field as they came out of turn four to lead lap one over Larry McVay of Bordentown, NJ.  By lap number seven, Jacobus, McVay, Dale Schweikart of Linden, Josh Beamer of Picture Rocks, and Dakota Schweikart of Linden began to encounter lapped traffic.  The 3/8th mile oval created excitement with sprint cars racing for position around all four corners of the speedway.   

The events only caution came out on lap number 11 for Reed Thompson who stopped on the speedway.  On the restart, Jacobus held off the challenges from McVay and Schweikart who were in a contested battle for second.  Schweikart won that battle on lap number thirteen.   Tylor Cochran of Williamsport, who started eleventh, moved into the top five at the race’s mid-way point, and took the fourth position one circuit later.  On lap 16, the leaders again were in heavy lapped traffic.  Schweikart began to gain on Jacobus, but how each driver navigated through lapped traffic could be the deciding factor of the race.  With 2 laps remaining, Jacob made a power move to put a few lapped cars between him and Schweikart as the duo exited turn number four.  At the checkered flag it was Jacobus over Schweikart, Cochran, McVay and Scott Lutz.  Sixth through tenth were Dakota Schweikart, Josh Beamer, Garret Bard, Ryan Lynn, and Dylan Proctor.  Heat races were won by Proctor, McVay and Jacobus.

Marc Bitler of Williamsport led the opening laps of the Pro Stock feature.  Noah Kissinger battled with Bitler as Corey Long and Rich Fye were also in contention.   Noah Jensen, who started ninth, worked this way up through the field and broke into the top five on lap number three.  Two circuits later, Jensen was pressuring Bitler for the top position.  At the mid-way point of the race, Jensen led Long, Bitler, Kissinger, and AY Schilling.   As Jensen tried to distance himself from the field, the Pro Stocks drivers in 2nd through seventh jockeyed for position.  AY Schilling passed Bitler for the third spot on lap number 12 And Ray Rothfuss advanced into the top five in the final laps of the race.  At the finish, it was Jensen over Long, Schilling, Bitler and Rothfuss.   AJ Stroup finished sixth followed by Noah Kissinger, Tommy Dawson, Fye and Kevin VanAmburg.  Heat race winners were won by Shilling and Long. 

Timmy Bitner of Beech Creek had a stellar performance during the night by winning both the 270 and 600 Micro feature events.  Nick Whitesel lead the opening circuit of the 270 micro sprint feature.  Doug Reinard took the lead at the completion of lap number two.  On lap number four the red flag came when Jeffrey Weaver of Lock Haven rolled his sprint car in turn number four.   On the restart, Bitner who started ninth made the winning pass for the lead.   Whitesel, Reinard, Spotts and Jeff Haefke battled for the top five.   The caution waved on lap number 8 when Buddy Kramer and Levi Brungard stopped on the speedway.  That provided Whitesel and Reinard an opportunity to restart on Bitner’s back bumper.   Bitner passed a lapped car on the white flag lap and went on to record the win over Whitesel, Ethan Spotts, Jeff Haefke and Troy Whitesel.  Six through tenth were Dan Wertman, Logan Hammaker, Mitchell Holden, Kyler Shal and Dustin Roberts.  Heat races were won by Nick Whitesel, Troy Whitesel, and Weaver.

Bitner and Trevor Teats started on the front row of the 600 Micro Sprint feature event.  A four car accident on the opening lap in turn one brought out the red flag involving Garret Bard, Derek Swartz, Dan Tripoli, and Shawn Doebrick.  Mikey Smith of Scranton took the lead on the restart and appeared to be the fastest car of the night.  As Smith came through turns three and four, something on his car broke and ended his night.  Bitner then inherited the lead with AJ Bast, Jeffrey Weaver, Teats, and Tyson Mowery in the top five.   On lap number 6 the caution came out for Jeffrey Weaver.   As the race restarted, Bitner led Teats, Johnny Smith, Mowery, and Jeff Gyuina.  The top five racing order remained unchanged in the final laps, providing Bitner with his second win of the night.  Sixth through tenth were Mitchell Holden, AJ Bast, Weaver, Doebrick and Dermot Thompson.  Heat races were won by Bard and Weaver

Eric Miller and Jonathan Stringfellow led the full field of 4-Cylinders to the green flag.  Stringfellow led the opening laps of the race, before 4th place starter Sam Crevling took the lead on lap number 4.   The caution waved on lap number five for Virgil Meyer and again on lap number seven for Tim Muthler.   Creveling was strong on both restarts to hold off his challengers.  When the checkered flag waived, Creveling edged out Josh Morton for the win. Sterling Kepner was third over Tyler Watson and Michael Luther.  Sixth through tenth were Kennedey Courter, Scott Englert, Dylan Craft, Eric Miller, and Virgil Meyer.

In the Streetcar drag racing competition, Jeremy Swank of Somerset quickly became the crowd favorite.  Swank competed in a Dodge Neon in a field dominated by pick-up trucks.  A single elimination bracket was used to determine the finalist for the one lap drag race.  In the finals, Swank lined up again Stewart Majewsky of Houtzdale who was driving a Chevy 3500 HD Truck.  Majewsky had the lead as the duo exited turn two.  However, Swank carried his momentum out of the turns and caught the truck going down the back stretch. Swank made a pass for the lead as they entered turns three and four. The crowd cheered for Swank and his neon as he raced to the finish line to earn a trophy and $200 cash prize.  

The Clinton County Speedway returns to racing this Friday night for a 6 division racing program. The event presented by RC Bowman Excavating will feature the Lenny Stroud Jr. Memorial.  The Limited Late Model will race for $1,200 to win.  The RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinders will all compete for an additional $100 bonus.  All speedway championships will be decided as it is the final points event of the season.  Gates will open at 5:15PM and Racing will begin at 7:30PM.  For more information, visit or visit the speedway on Facebook


RaceSaver Sprint Cars: 1. Aaron Jacobus 2. Dale Schweikart 3. Tylor Cochran 4. Larry McVay 5. Scott Lutz 6. Dakota Schweikart 7. Josh Beamer 8. Garret Bard 9. Ryan Lynn 10. Dylan Proctor 11. Kristina Pratt 12. John Walp 13. Jeffrey Weaver 14. Jared Zionkowski 15. Andrew Jacobs 16. Dave Guss Jr. 17. Ian Cummins 18. Derek Hauck 19. Jenna Shotz 20 Tom Weise 21 Matt Tebbs 22. Reed Thompson 23. Josh Fox 24. Frank Rusnock 25. Jim Kennedy 26. Fred Arnold

Pro Stocks: 1. Noah Jensen 2. Cory Long 3. AY Schilling 4. Marc Bitler 5. Ray Rothfuss 6. AJ Stroup 7. Noah Kissinger 8. Tommy Dawson 9. Rich Fye 10. Kevin VanAmburg 11. Bradley Benton 12. Jason Smith 13. Danny Jensen 14. John Myers 15. Rooster Peters 16. Tod Geyer 17. Ron Shirk 18. Ron Majewski

270 Micro Sprints: 1. Timmy Bitner 2. Nick Whitesel 3. Ethan Spotts 4. Jeff Haefke 5. Troy Whitesel 6. Dan Wertman 7. Logan Hammaker 8. Mitchell Holden 9. Kyler Stahl 10. Dustin Roberts 11. Corbin Leiby 12. Hunter Zimmerman 13. John Roberts 14. Mathew Dixson 15. James Bigler 16. Doug Reinard 17. Preston Bierly 18. Buddy Kramer 19. Levi Brungard 20. Jeffrey Weaver 21. Bobby Sanso 22. Gary Keister

600 Micro Sprints: 1. Timmy Bitner 2. Trevor Teats 3. Johnny Smith 4. Tyson Mowery 5. Jeff Gyuina 6. Mitchell Holden 7. AJ Bast 8. Jeffrey Weaver 9. Shawn Doebrick 10. Dermot Thompson 11. Jay Corder 12. Joe Petyak 13. Dan Tripoli 14. Mikey Smith 15. Garrett Bard 16. Derek Swartz DNS Cody Hauck

4 Cylinders: 1. Sam Creveling 2. Josh Morton 3. Sterling Kepner 4. Tyler Watson 5. Michael Luther 6. Kennedey Courter 7. Scott Englert 8. Dylan Craft 9. Eric Miller 10. Virgil Myer 11. Chris Small 12. Skylar Witchley 13. Kyle Strouse 14. Chelsie Harris 15. Tim Muthler 16. Jonathan Stringfellow 17. Maddox Smith 18. Brett Shirk 19. Michael Boring 20. Matt Cauffman 21. Jimmy Delozier 22. Chris Orwig 23. William Kephart 24. Matthew Zimmerman. 


Jason McCahan