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Alex Bright Makes History with Victory in USAC Debut at Clinton County Speedway

For Immediate Release
August 19, 2022

Mill Hall, PA – The USAC East Coast Wingless Sprint Cars made their first ever visit to the Clinton County Speedway on Friday night. Collegeville’s Alex Bright topped the field of 24 cars to claim the $2,000 to win prize. Corey Stabley won his first career 270 Micro Sprint feature event. Travis McClelland won his third Central PA Legends event at the speedway, while Hunter Flook was the winner of the 4 Cylinders.

Colin White and Aidan Borden brought the full field of USAC Wingless Sprints to the start of the 25 lap feature event. Third place starter, Mark Smith made a move to the front to lead the first circuit over White and Borden. By lap number two, Joey Amantea took over the second position. Amantea and Smith battled for the lead with Amantea edging Smith at the line to lead lap number four, while several cars were battling two and three wide for postion throughout the entire field. Alex Bright, who started seventh, Briggs Danner, who started seventh, and Steven Drevicki, who started eight started to work their way towards the front of the field.

On lap number six, the yellow came out for Smith. Amantea prepared for the restart with Mike Thompson, Bright, Drevicki, Danner, and Williamsport’s Tyler Cochran in the top five. While cars were pulling slide jobs and running two and three wide, Bright found the top side of turns one and two to be well suited for his car. He took over second on lap number seven and passed Amantea for the lead by the completion of lap number 10. Drevicki caught Amantea and moved into the runner up postion at the races halfway point. Danner took over the third spot on lap number 18.
On lap number 21, Bright started to encounter lapped traffic. Drevicki tried to use lapped traffic to his advantage to catch Bright, but Bright managed to clear a few lapped cars to put some space between him and Drevicki. Bright claimed the win over Drevicki, Danner, Tyler Cochran who took fourth on the final lap with Amantea settling for fifth. Sixth through tenth were: Mike Thompson, Josh Beamer, Ed Aikin, Colin White and Bruce Buckwalter Jr. Heat races were won by Mark Smith, Amantea, and Drevicki.

Mac Wert and Corey Stabley started on the front row of the 270 Micro Sprint feature. Wert lead the opening lap with Stabley making a pass as the duo exited turn number two to lead the next lap. By lap five Stabley began to pull away from the field while Cody Siegel batted with Jeffrey Weaver, Bryden Spencer and Tyler Clowes for the top five. By lap number 9, Stabley began to encounter lapped traffic. As Stabley opened up a half of straight of way lead over Siegel, Weaver was trying to take the runner up postion. Stabley had a comfortable lead and was ready to pick up his first career win. Weaver passed Siegel with two laps remaining. Then on the final lap, the caution flagged waved for Mathew Dixon who stopped on the speedway. Stabley had to restart the race with Weaver on his back bumper. Stabley executed a flawless restart to hold off Weaver for his first career victory. Weaver finished second with Siegel, Spencer and Clowes completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Wert, Timmy Bittner, Logan Hammaker, Tom Quiggle and Matt Dixson. Heat races were won by Weaver and Siegel.

Chris Transeau led the opening laps of the Central PA Legends main event. Transeau and Devin Freese were battling for the lead, when the two cars tangled, causing Transeau to stop on the track and bring out the caution on lap number four. On the restart, Freese’s car came to a stop in turn number four, as obviously mechanical issues prevailed from the incident with Transeau. That gave the lead to Travis McClelland who had won the two pervious events at the speedway. McClelland pulled away from the rest of the field, as Bob Stough and Quinn Trimmer moved their way towards the front of the field. At the halfway point, Trimmer, who started 15th broke into the top five. A few laps later Stough and Trimmer were up to second and third. The win was the third for McClelland, who swept the 3 race series at Clinton County. Stough was second, Trimmer was third, Choya Young was fourth and Justin Wagaman was fifth. Sixth through tenth were Rick Hartwig, Cory Phillips, Scott Musselman, Eric Hurst and Richie Dobson. Heat races were won by Scott Houdeshell and Devin Friese.

Pole-sitter Michael Barrett led the opening laps of the Four Cylinder 12 lap feature. By lap number four, Hunter Flook, who started fifth took the lead. Andrew Ricketts moved into second. By lap number five, Flook was leading Ricketts, Michael Unger, Kyler Stahl and Barrett. Stahl moved into third at the halfway mark. On the final lap, Stahl passed Ricketts for second. Flook claimed this sixth win of the season. Second through tenth were Stahl, Unger, Ricketts, Bryun Hackenberg, Anthony Potter, Barrett, Matt Weaver, Eric Brumbaugh and Adam Harris. Heats were won by Unger and Hackenberg.

This Friday night, the Clinton County Speedway returns with a 5-division show. The RaceSaver Sprint Cars will compete in a dual sanctioned event with the Laurel Highlands and Pennsylvania Sprint Car Series. The Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros and Four Cylinders will be on the card. Gates will open at 5PM, Hot laps at 7PM and Racing begins at 7:30PM. For the latest speedway information, visit or follow the speedway on our social media pages including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

USAC Sprints: 1. 20 Alex Bright, 2 19 Steven Drevicki, 3. 5G Briggs Danner, 4. 19T Tylor Cochran, 5. 88J Joey Amantea, 6. 11 Mike Thompson, 7. 85 Josh Beamer, 8. 7 Ed Aikin, 9. 90 Colin White, 10. 83 Bruce Buckwalter Jr, 11. 78 Dale Schweikart, 12. 7B Aidan Borden, 13. 75B Bobby Butler, 14. 21k Tommy Kunsman, 15. 57 JT Ferry, 16. 83s Billy Ney, 17. 12w Troy Fraker, 18. 3 Levi Brungard, 19. 75 Mark Smith, 20. 67 Jason Cherry. DNS: 76 Mike Smith, 42 John Fraker, 78c Dakota Schweikart, 96 Lee Kauffman

270 MICROS: 1. Cory Stabley 2. Jeffrey Weaver 3. Cody Siegel 4. Brayden Spencer 5. Tyler Clowes 6. Mac Wert 7. Timmy Bittner 8. Logan Hammaker 9. Tom Quiggle 10. Matt Dixon 11. Mathew Dixson DNS Steven Fernburg Jr.

CENTRAL PA LEGENDS: 1. Travis McClelland 2. Bob Stough 3. Quinn Trimmer 4. Choya Young 5. Justin Wagaman 6. Rick Hartwig 7. Cory Phillips 8. Scott Musselman 9. Eric Hurst 10. Richie Dobson 11. Ron Little 12. Brian Rampmeyer Jr. 13. Reegan McGrew 14. Grady McGrew 15. Dave Benner 16. Hunter McElroy 17. Chris Transeau 18. Devin Freise

FOUR CYLINDERS: 1. Hunter Flook 2. Kyler Stahl 3. Michael Unger 4. Andrew Ricketts 5. Bryun Hackenberg 6. Anthony Potter 7. Michael Barrett 8. Matt Weaver 9. Eric Brumbaugh 10 Adam Harris 11. Donald Wynn 12. Matt Cochran 13. Coty Maines 14. Nick Snook 15. Ryan Unger

Billy Dietrich Makes History at Clinton County Speedway

For Immediate Release
August 13, 2022

Mill Hall, PA – The Clinton County Speedway hosted its largest event in its 34-year history on Saturday night featuring the 410 Sprint Cars in the Phil Walter Classic. Billy Dietrich of Aspers, PA claimed the $6,300 prize. Eddie Sites won the IMCA Modifieds and Blake Snyder of Montgomery won the 4-Cylinder Summer Championship event.

Billy Dietrich was the quickest in time-trail and set a new one lap track record with a time of 11.662 seconds. Dietrich earned $250 for setting quick time. Austin Bishop was second fastest followed by Mark Smith, Ryan Smith and Devon Borden. Heat races for the sprint cars were won by Todd Gracey, Austin Bishop and AJ Flick.

Todd Gracey and Kyle Smith started on the front row of the 35-lap main event. Smith jumped into the early lead followed by Gracey, Bishop Borden and AJ Flick. A few laps later Fick’s car brought out the yellow when in stopped in turns three and four. Following the restart, Smith continued to lead, as Bishop and Gracey battled for second and Borden and Ryan Smith battled for fourth and fifth.

The caution waved on lap number ten when Ryan Smith and Austin Bishop both did 360s in turn number two.
The lap eleven restart had Smith leading Gracey, and Billy Dietrich who started seventh and was now running in the top three. Dietrich moved into second on lap number twelve. On lap number 15, Smith continued to lead the field, with Dietrich in second followed by Gracey Bishop and Mark Smith. Devon Borden moved into the top five on lap number 16. Dietrich began to close in on Kyle Smith and the duo battled through lapped traffic for several laps.

Dietrich was able to execute the pass on lap number 18. By the completion of lap number 20, Dietrich, Kyle Smith, Devon Borden Gracey and Mark Smith were in the top five. On lap number 23, Ryan Smith had worked his back into the top five.

As Dietrich managed to put a few laps cars between himself and Smith, the battle for second, third and fourth intensified, as Smith was being challenged by Borden and Ryan Smith. Borden claimed second on lap number 30, with Smith taking second back on the following lap. On lap 33, Ryan Smith passed Borden for third. On the white flag lap, Dietrich had a sizeable lead with Kyle Smith, Ryan Smith, Devon Borden, and Mark Smith in the top five. Dietrich had a 3 second margin of victory. Ryan Smith passed Kyle Smith at the finish line to earn second. Devon Borden was fourth and Josh Beamer passed Mark Smith to claim the fifth spot. Sixth through tenth were Mark Smith, Austin Bishop, Jared Zionkowski, Todd Gracey and Mike Thompson.

The IMCA Modified ran in a 25-lap main event with Rich Michael Jr. leading the first several laps. Ray McClure took the lead on lap number six. By lap 15 Rodney Morgan. Aaron Benjamin and Eddie Sites were in the top three. On the final lap Mogan and Sites were in a fierce battle in turns one and two, with Morgan maintaining the lead They raced hard down the back stretch and were side by side coming out of turn number four. Sites took the win by inches over Mogan at the finish line. Ray McClure, Aaron Benjamin and Jason Sullivan completed the top five.

In four cylinder competition, Blake Snyder lead the lead from the drop of the green flag for the 20 lap championship race. By lap number 5, Snyder lead Larry Beachel, Cody Stover, Hunter Flook and Andrew Ricketts. A caution ln lap number ten slowed the field, but Snyder quickly brought the field back up to speed with Beachel and Stover giving chase. Hunter Flook took over the third postion on lap number 13 as Shawn Stahl moved into the top five. Flook took second position on lap number 17 with Stahl and Chris Small right behind him. With two laps to go Stahl passed Flook for second but couldn’t chase down Snyder before the checkered flag. Snyder secured the win over Stahl, Flook, Chloe Smith and Anthony Potter. Sixth through tenth were Zak Kline, John Baney, Mike Barret and Byrun Hackenberg..

This coming Friday night the Speedway will host the IMCA Wingless Sprints as part of the NAPA/Toner Auto Parts Summer Sprint Car Series. Also on the card will be the 270 Micro Sprints, the Central PA Legends and the Four Cylinders. Gates open at 5PM and Racing begins at 7PM

For the latest information about upcoming events, visit the speedway’s website or follow the speedway on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

410 SPRINTS: 1. Billy Dietrich 2. Ryan Smith 3. Kyle Smith 4. Devon Borden 5. Josh Beamer 6. Mark Smith 7. Austin Bishop 8. Jared Zionkowski 9. Todd Gracey 10. . Mike Thompson 11. Joe Kata III 12. John Walp 13. Adam Carberry 14. Tylor Cochran 15. Dale Schweikart 16. Jordan Givler 17. Dakota Schweikart 18. Erick Knopp 19. Darren Pifer 20. Levi Brungard 21. Wyatt Walizer 22. Shane Yost 23. Austin Burke 24. AJ Flick DNS Jeremy Hill, Aiden Adams.

IMCA Modified: 1. Eddie Sites 2. Rodney Morgan 3. Ray McClure 4. Aaron Benjamin 5. Jason Sullivan 6. Brad Sites 7. Keith Lamphere 8. Tyler Belcher 9. Bobby Maynard 10. Rich Michael Jr 11 Rich McNeal 12. J.W. Lamphere 13. Jake Maynard 14. AJ Hunsinger 15. Jacob McConnell 16. Lance Conley 17. Randall Paxton 18, Shawn Bruce 19. Matt Benjamin

Four Cylinders: 1. Blake Snyder 2. Shawn Stahl 3. Hunter Flook 4. Chloe Smith 5. Anthony Potter 6. Zack Kline 7, John Baney 8. Mike Barrett 9. Bryun Hackenberg 10. Ron Jamensky 11. Matt Weaver 12. Coty Maines 13. Adam Harris 14. Andrew Ricketts 15. Kyle Stahl 16. Chriss Small 17. Jake Winchester 18. Larry Beachel 19. Cody Stover 20. Shane Tressler 21. Kevin Haagen 22. Terry Karchiner 23. Kennedy Plessinger DNS Zach Rill

Rookie Timmy Bitter Claims 1st Victory on Friday Night

For Immediate Release
August 13, 2022

Rookie Timmy Bitter Claims 1st Victory on Friday Night
Mill Hall, PA – Rookie driver Timmy Bittner claimed his first victory in the RaceSaver Sprint Cars at the Clinton County Speedway on Friday night. Johnny Bouse won the Pro Stock Championship. Jeffrey Weaver won the 270 Micro Sprints, Bitner won the 600 Micro Sprints and Hunter Flook won the 4 Cylinder Division.

Beech Creek’s Timmy Bittner and Cogan Station’s Matt Tebbs started on the front row of the 25 lap feature event. Bittner took the lead at the drop of the green flag. By Lap number five, Bittner was leading Tebbs, Dale Schweikart, Tyler Cochran and Logan Jones. By lap number ten, Bittner continued to pace the field as Tebbs, Dale Schweikart, Cochran and Jones continued in the top five. Ryan Kissinger moved into the top five on lap number 18. Bittner navigated through lapped traffic like a veteran to claim his first career win in a full size sprint car. Tebbs finished second, followed by Schweikart, Kissing and Schweikart.

The Pro Stocks competed in a 20 lap championship event. Johnny Bouse started on the outside of the front row and took the lead by the completion of lap number one. At the halfway point Bouse lead AJ Hoffman, Jason Smith, Cory Long, and Robert Tressler. Bouse led every lap to claim the victory.

In the 270 Micro Sprints, Shawn McAndrew led the first three laps. Jeffrey Weaver took the lead on lap number four and maintained the lead to the checkered flag for the win.

In 600 Micros, Timmy Bittner took the lead on lap number two. In the closing laps of the race, Bittner was challenged by Trevor Teats and Derek Swartz. Swartz took the runner up postion from Teats on the final lap, as Bittner held on for the win.

Hunter Flook advanced from this third starting postion and led every lap of the 12 lap Four Cylinder feature event.

RACESAVER SPRINTS: 1. Timmy Bittner 2. Matt Tebbs 3. Dale Schweikart 4. Ryan Kissinger 5. Tylor Cochran 6. Logan Jones 7. Josh Beamer 8. Ken Duke JR. 9. Dakota Schweikart 10. Josh Fox 11. Nathan Pierce 12. Jeffrey Weaver 13. Dustin Prettyleaf 14. Erick Knopp 15. Ryan Lynn 16. Mike Kohler 17, Wyatt Walizer 18. Austin Greenland 19. Reed Thompson 20. Mariah Romig 21. Kyle Knopp 22. Mike Murphy DNS Jared Zionkowski, Levi Brungard
PRO STOCKS: 1. Johnny Bouse 2. Cory Long 3. AY Schilling 4. Rich Fye 5. Jason Smith 6. Brandon Moser 7. Marc Bitler 8. Robert Tressler 9. Kris Orwig Sr. 10. Mike Wright 11. Noah Kissinger 12. Gary Mellott 13. AJ Stroup DQ AJ Hoffman

270 MICROs 1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Shawn McAndrew 3. Tyler Clowes 4. John Roberts 5. Mac Wert 6. Logan Hammaker 7. Matt Dixson 8. Tom Quiggle 9. Timmy Bittner 10. Mathew Dixon 11. Cory Stabley DNS Evan Dickey, Larry Dickey

600 MICROS 1. Timmy Bittner 2. Dereck Swartz 3. Trevor Teats 4. Jeffrey Weaver 5. Mitchell Holden DNS Cody Hauck.

4 CYLINDERS 1. Hunter Flook 2. Matt Weaver 3. Andrew Ricketts 4. Zak Kline 5. Bryun Hackenberg 6. Coty Maines 7, Mike Unger 8. Eric Brungard 9. Anthony Potter 10 Matt Cochran 11. Bryan Snook 12, Jake Winchester 13. Adam Harris 14. Robert Dorman 15. Donald Wynn 16. Nick Snook 17. Troy Bennett 18. Ryan Unger 19. Terry Karchiner 20. John Stringfellow

Clinton County Speedway to Host Biggest Race in 34 Year History

Mill Hall, PA – The Clinton County Speedway will feature two nights of racing this weekend, with two complete shows on Friday, August 12th and Saturday, August 13th.  The Saturday August 13th event will feature the return of the 410 Sprint Cars presented by NAPA/Toner Auto Parts. The event will honor Phil Walter of McClure who holds the record for the most career victories in 410 Sprint Car competition.

The Phil Walter Classic will pay $6,300, which honors Walter’s iconic #63 Sprint Car.  Walter has 29 career wins at the speedway, with his first win occurring on May 12, 1989, during the speedway’s inaugural season. 

“Walter was one of the original stars of the Clinton County Speedway,” says speedway promoter Jason McCahan.  “We are thrilled to honor Phil Walter and his accomplishments, especially what he has done for sprint car racing at Clinton County Speedway.”

Walter was the 1993 Sprint Car Division Champion, when he won 10 of the 15 Sprint Car races hosted that year.

Ryan Smith of Kunkletown, PA won the 410 Sprint Car Shootout in 2021, when the 410 Sprints made their first return to the speedway in a decade.  Smith and his #6 team will be back to defend their title.  Some of the drivers who have indicated that they will be in attendance are #8 Billy Dietrich of Aspers, PA; #75 Tyler Ross from Lincoln University, PA; #47 Adam Carberry of Hilltown, PA; #23 Devon Borden of Raymond, WA; #35 Tyler Esh of Providence, PA; and #11A Austin Bishop of Elverson, PA; the 2019 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Rookie of the Year.  

“We are expecting a great turnout of Sprint Cars for this event,” said McCahan.  “Drivers are pleased with the $6,300 to win and $500 to start payout.”  In addition to NAPA Toner Auto Parts, a number of associate sponsors will offer prizes for Fast Time in Time Trials, Heat Race Winners, Hard Charger Award, and other contingency prizes for the 410 Sprint Cars.  

In addition to the 410 Sprint Cars, the IMCA Modifieds will be part of the program in a $1,000 to win event.  River Valley Builders of Selinsgrove is sponsoring a championship race for the 4 Cylinders paying $500 to the winner.  Gates on Saturday will open at 4PM with hot laps beginning at 7PM. General Admission is $20.  Students are $15 and kids 12 and under accompanied by a paid adult are free

The Friday night show will feature the RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros, and the 4-Cylinders.  The Pro Stocks will compete in a special summer championship presented by Leonard Landscape Supply.  Gates on Friday will open at 5PM, with hot laps beginning at 7PM.  General Admission is $12.  Students are $10 and kids 12 and under accompanied by a paid adult are free.  

For the latest information about upcoming events, visit the speedway’s website or follow the speedway on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.    

Perchak and Weaver Shine Mid-Week Fair Special

Mill Hall, PA – The Clinton County Speedway hosted a mid-week fair race to coincide with the 49th Annual Clinton County Fair.  The night featured $500 to win events for the 270 Micro Sprint and the 600 Micro Sprints won by Ross Perchak and Jeffrey Weaver.  Brandon Moser won the Pro Stock and Bentley Williamson won the 4 Cylinder Main event.  

Tom Quiggle and Mac Wert brought the field of 270 Micros to the green flag.  Weaver quickly advanced to the front with Wert, Zackery Glass, Braden Spencer and Perchak in the top five.   On lap number three, racing action came to a stop when two cars flipped in turn number four. Hunter Zimmerman and Nathan McDowell were both okay.  When the race restarted, Weaver’s car had a mechanical issue, forcing him to take his car to the pits, giving Mac Wert the lead.  Wert lead until the halfway mark.  Perchak then made the pass as the duo exited turn number two   Zachery Glass moved into second place on the following lap, shuffling Wert back to third.  Precheck held off Glass to pick of the victory over Glass, Wert, Timmy Bittner and Brayden Spencer.  Heat races were won by Weaver and Perchak.

Sierra Hauck shared the front row with her brother Jeffrey Weaver for the start of the 600 Micro Sprints.  Weaver won the sibling rivalry by leading the first lap.  Meanwhile the Smith Brothers, Johnny Smith and Mikey Smith, battled for third and fourth postion.  Johnny Smith passed Hauck on lap number seven for the runner up postion.  Cody Hauck moved into the top five, by lap number 10.  Weaver would continue to lead every lap, with Johnny Smith finishing second, Mikey Smith took third, with Cody Hauck and Dakota Sheaffer finished in the top five.  Heat races were won by Timmy Bittner and Johnny Smith.

Jason Smith and Robert Tressler started on the front row of the Pro Stock feature.   Tressler took the early lead with Smith, Brandon Moser, Kris Orwig and Bradley Benton in the top five.   Tressler and Smith were in an epic battle, with Tressler leading each lap by a narrow margin.   At the halfway mark, Moser made his move and passed both Tressler and Smith exiting turn number two.   Moser would lead the remaining laps to claim the win.  Tressler was second, Smith was third, Noah Jensen was fourth and Rich Fye completed the top five.  Tressler won the heat race. 

Fourth place starter Larry Beachel Jr marched his way to the front to lead the opening laps of the Four Cylinder feature event.  By lap number five, Beachel led Blake Snyder, Lee Zook, Troy Bennett and John Bower.  A series of cautions on laps eight and nine regrouped the field for a dash to the finish.   Lee Zook moved into second on lap number nine, as Bentley Williamson broke into the top five.   On the final lap Zook took the lead, with Williamson, Bennett, Kyler Stahl and Matt Weaver completing the top five.  Zook however failed post-race inspection, giving the victory to Williamson.  Heat races were won by Bower, Beachel, and Williamson. 

The Clinton County Speedway was scheduled to race on Friday, August 5th, but morning showers and evening showers forced officials to cancel the event.   Clinton County will return this coming weekend with a two day show.  Friday, August 12th will feature the RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks, 270 and 600 Micros, and the Four Cylinders presented by Leonard Landscape Supply.  The event will feature the pro stocks in a summer championship.  

Then on Saturday, August 13 the 410 Sprint cars will be the headline in the Phil Walter Classic paying $6,300 to the winner presented by NAPA Toner Auto Parts.   In addition, the IMCA Modifieds and a Four Cylinder championship will be part of the event.

For the latest speedway information, visit or follow the speedway on our social media pages including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

270 Micros: 1. Ross Perchak 2. Zachery Glass 3. Mac Wert 4. Timmy Bittner 5. Brandon Spencer 6. Neil Petock 7. Cory Stabley 8. Luke Hess 9. Jillian Maurer 10. Tom Quiggle 11. Tyler Clowes 12. Cody Seigel 13. Jeffrey Weaver 14. Nathan McDowell 15. Hunter Zimmerman 16. Mat Dixson 17. Mathew Dixson DNS Steve Fernburg, Jazlyn Boyles

600 Micros: 1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Johnny Smith 3. Mikey Smith 4. Cody Hauck 5. Dakota Sheaffer 6. Sierra Hauck 7 Timmy Bittner 8. Trevor Teats 9. Jim Young DNS Mitchell Holden, Brice Harro

PRO STOCKS: 1. Brandon Moser 2. Robert Tressler 3. Jason Smith 4. Noah Jensen 5. Rich Fye 6. Kris Orwig 7. Brad Benton.

4 Cylinders: 1. Bentley Williamson 2. Troy Bennett 3. Kyler Stahl 4. Matt Weaver 5. Coty Maines