Archives October 2021

Dylan Yoder Takes Super Late Model Finale at Clinton County Speedway

Mill Hall, PA – Selinsgrove’s Dylan Yoder topped the field of Super Late Models during the Season Finale at the Clinton County Speedway presented by Strouse Electric. It was his second consecutive “Super 50” victory at the 3/8th mile oval as he was also the 2020 winner. Dennis Cummins won the Pro Stocks; Adrian Shaffer won the 270 Micros and Joe May won the 4 Cylinder event.  

Hayes Mattern and Dylan Yoder started on the front row as a result of the redraw. Yoder took command of the field from the drop of the green flag while Mattern battled with Jim Yoder for the runner up position. By lap number ten, Yoder began to encounter lapped traffic with Mattern, Jim Yoder, Dylan Cecce and Wyatt Scott running in the top five.   

The first caution of the event occurred on lap number 18, when Tim Luben spun his car in turn number two. Following the restart Yoder continued to hold the top position as Scott passed Cecce for the fourth position. On lap 20, Scott passed Jim Yoder for the third position as Matt Cochran moved into the top five.

By lap number 30, Yoder was working his way through lapped traffic once again, as Scott took the runner up position, Mattern was third, Matt Cochran was fourth and Andrew Yoder completed the top five. Cochran advanced into the third position on lap number 34. On lap number 43, the caution waived for Tim Luben as his car slowed due to an engine issue. The restart had Yoder, Scott, Cochran, Andrew Yoder and Mattern as the top five. On lap number 47, Cochran pulled his car into the pit area. 

On the final lap, the yellow flag waved when Mike Smith stopped on the outside of the second turn. When the race resumed, Yoder was able to hold off Scott for the win. Andrew Yoder made a last lap pass to take third from Mattern while Jim Yoder completed the top five. Sixth through tenth were. Tim Smith Jr. Rod Phillips, Dylan Cecce, Joe Loffredo and Del Rougeux. Heat races were won by Andrew Yoder and Dylan Yoder. Fast time was set by Wyatt Scott with a time of 13.864 seconds.  

AJ Stoup and Dennis Cummins started on the front row of the twenty lap pro stock main event. Cummins took the early lead with Stroup trying to chase him down. After five laps, Cummins led Stroup, Kurt Way, Robert Tressler and Mike Gray. Tressler took the third position on lap number ten. On lap number 14, Cummins entered lapped traffic. Cummins continued to pace the field for his first victory of the year over Stroup, Tressler, Way and Dave Courter. Stroup and Cummins won heat races.  

Jillian Maurer and Timmy Bittner were the front row starters of the 270 Micro Sprint main event. Bittner took the early lead with fourth place starter Adrian Shaffer running in second followed by Shaun Musser, Skeetz Hockenbrock and Jillian Maurer. On lap number ten, Shaffer made the winning pass going down the back stretch. While running third, Muser’s car broke to bring out the caution, moving Hockenbrock up to third, Maurer up to fourth and Hunter Zimmerman moved into the top five. Zimmerman took over fourth place on lap number eighteen. The top five remained unchanged when the checkered flag waved, with Shaffer claiming the win. Sixth through tenth were Evan Dickey, Levi Brungard, Shaun Musser, Corey Stabley and Rich Damore. Heat races were won by Musser and Shaffer.  

In the Four Cylinder main event, Dylan Craft started on the pole position and took the lead at the drop of the green flag. Cody Stover moved into second place with Zak Kline running in third, Blake Snyder fourth and Shawn Stahl in the top five. On lap number 10, the top two got together to bring out the caution. 

Joe May restarted the race with Stahl, Ryan Unger, Hunter Flook and Kline in the top five. By lap number 15, Flook was running in the second position, while Craft rebounded into the top five. May held on to win his first career race over Flook, Craft, Unger, and Kline. Sixth through tenth were Stover, Eric Brungard, Blake Snyder, Ernie Shilko, and Shane Wagner. Heats were won by Stahl, May and Mike Under. The consy was won by Shane Wagner.

Derek Hauck Wires Field for Clinton County’s Sprint Car Nittany 40 …Greesman takes CW Smith Memorial Honors

MILL HALL, PA – Derek Hauck of Allenwood topped the field of 33 RaceSaver sprint cars to claim the Nittany 40 championship on Saturday at the Clinton County Speedway.  Jason Geesman was victorious in the CW Smith Memorial for the Pro Stocks.  Jeffrey Weaver of Lock Haven won the 270, Johnny Smith of Scranton won the 600 Micro Sprints and Shawn Stahl won the 4 Cylinder feature event. 

Derek Hauck and Dylan Proctor brought the full field of RaceSaver Sprint cars to the green lap of the 40 main event.   Hauck led the first lap with Proctor and Garret Bard in pursuit.  On lap number two, Bard brought out the first caution of the event when he spun in turn number two.   Following the restart, Hauck maintained the lead while Ken Duke Jr. battled with Proctor for the runner up position.   Duke made the pass for second, while seventh place starter Jared Zionkowski took the third spot on lap number four.   By lap number eight, Hauck had caught the rear of the field and began to encounter lapped traffic.  The top three worked their way through lapped traffic. 

A lap fourteen caution occurred when Nathan Gramley slowed going down the back stretch.  Again, Duke and Zionkowski were looking for an opportunity to steal the top spot from Hauck.   On lap 15, Hauck led Duke, Zionkowski, Scott Lutz and Dominic Melair.   By lap 21, Hauck again caught the rear of the field and put a lapped car between him and Duke.  Duke quickly cleared the lapped car and hoped for Hauck to make a mistake. On lap 22, Kruz Kepner’s car broke sending him out over the turn three and four embankment bringing out the caution once again.

Hauck brought the field back to speed with Duke, Zionkowski, Melair and Proctor in the top five running order.   On lap twenty eight, Hauck began to dice through lapped traffic with Duke and Zionkowski in close contention.   The top three weaved their way through traffic for the final twelve laps.  When the checkered flag waved Hauck was the first to cross the line by 1.195 seconds over Duke, Zionkowski, Melair and Proctor.  Sixth through tenth were Josh Beamer, Tylor Cochran, Matt Tebbs, Scott Lutz, and Garrett Bard.  Heat races were won by Lutz, Zionkowski, Bard and Hauck.   Lutz set a new 1 lap track record with a time of 12.983 seconds during time-trials.  The B-Main was won by Ryan Lynn.

Tommy Dawson and AJ Hoffman lead the field of Pro Stocks to the line for the start of the CW Smith Memorial 50 lap main event.   Hoffman led the opening laps.  On lap number five, fourth place starter AJ Stroup took the lead while Cory Long, Brandon Moser and Brad Benton battled for the top five.  Three cars tangled in turns one and two to bring out the caution on lap number six.  Stroup continued to lead the race with Hoffman, Long and Moser in a contested battle for the lead.   On lap number nine, the caution flag waved for Chris Orwig, who took his car to the pits.  One lap later an accident occurred between Noah Jensen and Jason Smith forcing both cars to the pit area.   By lap number 11, Geesman who started third, but drifted back to fifth, rebounded into the runner up position.  

By lap 15, Stroup was holding off Geesman, Moser, Long and Dawson as the top five.  On lap number 19, Long and Moser touched causing Long to spin, while Moser went to the pits with a flat tire.   Geesman used the restart to get a run at Stoup and took the lead.  At the midway point of the race, Geesman led Stroup, Hoffman, Dawson, and Ray Rothfuss.  Corey Long and Moser, who went to the rear of the field for cautions, began to work their way back towards the front.   By lap number 30 Long entered the top five, and by lap 36 had moved into the second spot.  Moser re-entered the top five on lap number 34 and took the fourth spot from Stroup on lap 37.  With ten laps remaining, Geesman led Long, Moser, Stroup, and Hoffman.   The field entered lapped traffic with four laps to go.   Geesaman was able to claim the win over Long, Moser, Stroup, and Hoffman.  Sixth through tenth were Dawson, Mike Koser, Rothfuss, Thomas Moon, and Rooster Peters.  Heat races were won by Stroup, Moser, and Jason Smith.

Jeffrey Weaver charged from the third position to take the lead by the completion of lap number one in the 270 Micro Sprint feature.   Shaun Musser was running in second until lap number twelve, when Tyler Clowes took the runner up position.   Weaver led every lap of the 15 lap feature for the win, tying for third on the all time win list with former Thunder Car and Late Model Champion, George Fultz.   Clowes took second, Skeetz Hockenbrock advanced from deep in the pack to take third followed by Jillian Maurer and Logan Hammaker.  Heats were won by Clowes and Weaver. 

In the 600 Micro Sprints, Johnny Smith led every lap to earn the victory.   Weaver finished second, Holden was third and Jeff Gyunia was fourth.

Shawn Stahl led the opening laps of the 4 Cylinder main event.  Fourth place starter Cody Stover led lap three and four, then hit the wall and took his car to the pit area.   Stahl inherited the lead and led the remaining laps to his first win of the year.   Blake Snyder took the second position on lap number nine.   Dillan Craft and Chris Small battled for third and fourth, while Joey Snook finished fifth.  Heats were won by Stahl, John Bower and Cody Stover.    

 The Clinton County Speedway returns this Saturday for the 2021 Season Finale.  Strouse Electric will present the Super Late Models for $5,000 to win the 50 lap main event.   The Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints and the 4 Cylinders will be part of the four division show.  Gates will open at 1PM, Hot laps at 4PM and racing begins at 4:30PM.  For more speedway information visit


RACESAVER SPRINTS: 1. Derek Hauck 2. Ken Duke Jr. 3. Jared Zionkowski 4. Dominic Melair 5. Dylan Proctor 6. Josh Beamer 7. Tylor Cochran 8. Matt Tebbs 9. Scott Lutz 10. Garret Bard 11. Jarrett Cavalet 12. Jeffrey Weaver 13. Mike Melair 14. Mike Alleman 15. Dustin Prettyleaf 16. Dakota Schweikart 17. Ryan Lynn 18. Dale Schweikart 19. Jason Roush 20. Robbie Bartchey 21. Reed Thompson 22. Will Brunson 23. Kruz Kepner 24. Drew Young 25. Nathan Gramley DNS: Hayden Walizer, Fred Arnold, Austin Greenland, Chris Kreider, Dave Guss Jr. Josh Fox, Zach Rhodes, Erick Knopp

PRO STOCKS: 1. Jason Geesman 2. Cory Long 3. Brandon Moser 4. AJ Stroup 5. AJ Hoffman 6. Tommy Dawson 7. Mike Koser 8. Thomas Moon 9. Ray Rothfuss 10. Rooster Peters 11. Ron Benton 12. Bradley Benton 13. Curtis Lawton 14. Jason Smith 15. Noah Jensen 16. Kris Orwig Sr. 17. Robert Tressler 18. Gary Mellott 19. Mike Gray DNS Rich Fye, Noah Kissinger, John Zimmerman

270 MICROS: 1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Tyler Clowes 3. Skeetz Hockenbrock. 4. Jillian Maurer 5. Logan Hammaker 6. Mitchell Holden 7. Mac Wert 8. Hunter Zimmerman 9. Shaun Musser 10. Levi Brungard 11. Cory Stabley 12. Evan Dickey

600 MICROS: 1. Johnny Smith 2. Jeffrey Weaver 3. Mitchell Holden 4. Jeff Gyuina

4 CYLINDERS: 1. Shawn Stahl 2. Blake Snyder 3. Dillan Craft 4. Chris Small 5. Joey Snook 6. Donald Wynn 7. Anthony Peter 8. John Baney 9. Chelsea Harris 10. Zach Rill 11. Tim Muthler 12. Tyler Shahl 13. Donnie Wagner 14. Brooke Potter 15. Coty Maines 16. Larry Beacher Jr. 17. Emily Brouse 18. Cody Stover 19. Bryan Hackenberg 20. Andrew Ricketts 21. Paul Young 22. John Bower DNS: Hunter Flook, Keith Haagen