Archives April 2023

Mother Nature Washes Out Friday Racing Action

Mill Hall, PA – Clinton County Speedway officials were forced to cancel the Friday night racing program due to rain that started in the morning and continued through the evening hours.

The Speedway staff will prepare for this coming Friday night’s racing program presented by Bob Boob and Century 21 First Choice Realty.  The Limited Late Models will be the featured division as: Matt Adams of York will try to earn his second career victory.   Adams and Andrew Yoder had an epic battle that resulted in an emotional win for Adams in front of a packed crowd.

In addition to the Late Model, the Pro Stocks, 270 Micros and the Four Cylinders will be on the card.  Johnny Bouse of Hughesville and Jeffrey Weaver of Lock Haven have each won two races in their respective divisions, the Pro Stocks and 270 Micro Sprints.  In Four Cylinder competition, Larry Beachel and Blake Snyder have each secured wins so far this season.  

Kids Powerwheels racing will take place during intermission.   Any make or model of a battery powered powerwheels like vehicle can compete.  Kids must also wear a bike helmet.   The always popular event allows kids to take one lap around the speedway.

The Clinton County Speedway is celebrating its 35th season of racing action at the 1/3 mile oval.  Several high profile events are on the schedule.  For a complete list of race events and the latest speedway information, visit the speedway’s website at or follow the speedway on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

NASCAR Legend Kenny Schrader to Race IMCA Modified at Clinton County Speedway

Mill Hall, PA – As part of the Clinton County Speedway’s 35th anniversary season NASCAR Legend Kenny Schrader will be in competition on Friday, September 15th at the 1/3-mile oval.  The NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series has just been added to the schedule, in which Schrader will compete.

A native of Fenton, MO, Schrader’s’ passion for motorsports has been well documented through a career that now spans more than 40 years.  Schrader competed in the NASCAR Cup Series for 29 seasons, where he secured 4 victories and 184 top ten finishes.  Schrader also competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Truck Series. 

Starting his racing career just after he turned 16 years of age, Shrader has made it a lifelong goal to race as often as possible and in as many different types of race cars as possible.  He has become a great ambassador for motorsports at all levels. 

Schrader is the 1982 USAC Silver Crown Series champion, the 1983 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series champion, and the 1985 NASCAR Cup Series rookie of the year honoree.

“We are excited to have Kenny come and compete at the Clinton County Speedway,” says race promoter Jason McCahan.  “Race fans will have the opportunity to meet Kenny at the conclusion of the race events, during a post-race pit party and autograph session.”

Last season the New York Penn IMCA Modified Series competed at the speedway.  Eddie Stites held off Rodney Morgan for the victory.   “We are pleased to be back at the Clinton County Speedway,” says Jake Maynard, series director.  “Our drivers have been anxiously awaiting the announcement of a race date at the Clinton County Speedway.”

The New York Penn IMCA Modifieds will then compete on Saturday at the Penn Can Speedway, where Schrader will also be in competition.  

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

Adams Battles to Emotional Victory at Clinton County

For Immediate Release
April 22, 2023

Mill Hall, PA – Matt Adams of York towed over two and a half hours to race the Clinton County Speedway on Friday night. The trip was worth it as Adams battled with the leading Limited Late Model feature winner, Andrew Yoder in an epic battle to earn his first career win. Jeffrey Weaver of Lock Haven and Johnny Bouse of Hughesville both returned to victory lane, while Larry Beachel and Blake Snyder of Montgomery won the 4-Cylinder Features.

Bellefonte’s JR Toner and Jersey Shore’s Jeremy Ohl brought the field of Limited Late Models to the green flag. As the duo raced towards turn one, a few cars got together forcing Toner to the infield and Ohl and Jennifer Lesher to bring out the caution flag during the initial start.

The restart put Adam and defending track champion Jim Yoder on the front row. Yoder led the opening circuit, with Adams taking the lead by lap number two. A few early race cautions slowed the field but by lap number six, Adams continued to lead with eighth place starter Andrew Yoder moving into second followed by Jim Yoder, Matt Cochran who advanced from 15th, and JR Toner running in 5th.

At the race’s halfway point, Adams and Andrew Yoder were in a contested battle. The top two drivers raced side by side for serval laps with Yoder taking the lead on lap number 13th. Adams battled back and put a slide job on Yoder coming out of turn number four to reclaim the lead, with Cochran advancing into third followed by Toner and Ohl.

Adams continued to battle with Yoder, while Cochran made it a three car race during the final five laps. On lap number 23, the caution flag came out when Jim Yoder’s car stopped on the front stretch. The caution created a two lap race to the finish with Andrew Yoder and Cochran trying everything they could to steal the win from Adams. Adams was able to hold off the challenges and win the battle over Yoder, Cochran, Toner, and Ohl. Sixth through tenth were Chris Leitzel, Jennifer Lesher, Jim Yoder, Joe Loffredo, Denny Fourney, and Maddox Smith. Heat races were won by Adam and Toner.

“We always enjoy coming to Clinton County,” said an emotional Adams in victory lane. “I only had one pit crew member able to join me today, but I knew we had a fast car. This makes it worth the trip.” It was Adam’s first career victory in the Limited Late Model division.

Noah Kissinger and Jonny Bouse started on the front row of the Pro Stock main event. Bouse took the lead with Kissinger and AJ Stroup running in the top three. Stroup moved into second place on lap number four. At the race’s midway point, Bouse led Stroup with seventh place started Tommy Dawson in third, Kissinger running fourth and Cory Long in the top five. The caution came out on lap number 10 when Marc Bitler and AY Schilling were battling for seventh. The two cars tangled on the front stretch. Bitler was able to restart as Schilling took his car back to the pit area. As the field came back up to speed Bouse kept his car out in front to win his second consecutive feature event. Dawson finished second followed by Kissinger, Long, and Robert Tressler. Sixth through tenth were Marc Bitler, AJ Stroup, AY Schilling, Kris Orwig, Sr., and Blake Snyder. Heats were won by Bouse and Kissinger.

In the 270 Micro Sprints Jeffrey Weaver charged from the outside of the front row to take the lead. Fourth place starter Cory Stabley to take second with Mac Wert running in third. The top three began to encounter lapped traffic by lap number six. The red flag came out when Mike Stuck rolled his car on the front stretch. Stuck was uninjured. Weaver restarted the race with Stabley and Wert on his rear bumper. Logan Hammaker took the third spot away from Wert on the completion of lap number nine. Weaver weaved this way through lapped traffic to claim his second consecutive win over Stabley, Hammaker, Wert and Tom Quiggle. Sixth through tenth were Hunter Zimmerman, Jillian Maurer, Trevor Fernburg, Mathew Dixson and Stuck. Heats were won by Staley and Hammaker.

The four cylinders competed in two feature events. In the first event, Troy Bennett led the first three laps. Larry Beachel Jr. advanced from 11th to take the lead on lap number fourth. One lap later, Blake Snyder took the lead, with Beachel reclaiming the top position one lap later. At the midway point. Beachel and Snyder continued to battle, while Chris Small, Skylar Phillips, and Chole Smith ran in the top five Smith moved into fourth by lap number eight, and she took over third one lap later. Beachel took the win over Snyder, Smith, Phillips and Small.

In the second feature event. Blake Snyder took the lead at the drop of the green flap, with Keith Haagen, Bennett, Beachel and Smith in the top five. By lap five, Beachel moved into second with Skylar Phillips taking over third. Snyder began to open up his lead over the rest of the field, while Beachel and Phillips contested for the runner up postion. Snyder was into lap traffic in the closing laps and raced to his first win of the season. Phillips was second, Smith finished third, Bennett was fourth and Chris Small completed the top five. Sixth through tenth were Bryun Hackenberg, Adam Harris, Matt Weaver, Coty Maines, and Michael Barret. Heats were won by Hunter Flook, Beachel and Phillips.

The Clinton County Speedway returns this Friday night with a five division show, featuring the RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints, 600 Micro Sprints, 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 at or follow the speedway on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Limited Late Models: 1. Matt Adams 2. Andrew Yoder 3. Matt Cochran 4. JR Toner 5. Jeremy Ohl 6. Chris Leitzel 7. Jennifer Lesher 8. Jim Yoder 9. Joe Loffredo 10. Denny Fourney 11. Maddox Smith 12. Ronnie Laubcher DNS Nick Loffredo, Levi Ardery Dan Condo.
Pro Stocks: 1. Johnny Bouse 2. Tommy Dawson 3. Noah Kissinger 4. Cory Long 5. Robert Tressler 6. Marc Bitler 7. AJ Stroup 8. AY Schilling 9. Kris Orwig Sr 10. Blake Snyder 12 Rich Fye DNS Jason Butler
270 Micro Sprints: 1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Cory Stabley 3. Logan Hammaker 4. Mac Wert 5. Tom Quiggle 6. Hunter Zimmerman 7. Jillian Maurer 8. Trevor Fernberg 9. Matthew Dixon 10. Mike Stuck DNS Matt Dixson, Steven Fernburg Jr.
4-Cylinders: (feature 1): 1. Larry Beachel Jr. 2. Blake Snyder 3. Chloe Smith 4. Skylar Phillips 5. Chris Small 6. Hunter Flook 7. Zak Kline 8. Keith Haagen 9. Bryun Hackenberg 10. Troy Bennett 11. Joey Snook 12. Nick Snook 13. Toby Maines 14. Coty Maines 15. Brett Shirk 16. Tim Muthler 17. Jonathon Stringfellow 18. Matt Weaver 19. Adman Harris 20. Kayla Leigey 21. Garrett Lucas 22 Brian Haagen DNS: Donald Wynn, Michael Barrett, Brandon Fisher, Jimmy Delozier, Terri Karichner, Robert Dorman
4-Cylinders: (feature 2): 1. Blake Snyder 2. Skylar Phillips 3. Chloe Smith 4. Troy Bennett 5. Chris Small 6. Bryun Hackenberg 7. Adam Harris 8. Matt Weaver 9. Coty Maines 10. Michael Barrett 11. Keith Haagen 12. Summer Beachel 13. Ron McCartney 14. Toby Maines 15. Garrett Lucas 16. Zak Kline 17. Nick Snook 18. Tim Muthler 19. Kayla Leigey 20. Joey Snook 21. Hunter Flook 22. Isaac Exler DQ Larry Beachel Jr. DNS Donald Wynn, Jonathan Stringfellow, Brett Shirk, Brian Haagen, Ryan Unger.

Bittner Takes Clinton County 35th Season Opener

Mill Hall, PA – Timmy Bittner of Beech Creek claimed the opening day honors by winning the RaceSaver Sprint Car feature event on Sunday afternoon at the Clinton County Speedway.  Other winners during the 35th season opener included Jeffrey Weaver of Lock Haven in the 270 Micro Sprints, Aiden Harris of Hanover in the 600 Micro Sprints and Johnny Bouse of Hughesville in the Pro Stocks. 

Bittner and Dustin Prettyleaf of Cogan Station started on the front row of the 25 lap main event.  Prettyleaf led the first circuit, with Bittner claiming the top spot by the completion of lap number two.  Jeffrey Weaver passed Prettyleaf for second, but then pulled into the infield on lap number three giving Prettyleaf the runner up position.   On lap number six, Jacob Gomola brought out the caution when his car stopped on the front stretch.  By the tenth lap, the leaders began to encounter lapped traffic with Bittner leading Prettyleaf, Logan Jones, Kruz Kepner, and Jared Zionkowski.  Bittner continued to work his way through lapped traffic with Prettyleaf in second, Kepner moved up to third with Jared Zionknowski and rookie driver Derek Swartz in the top five.   Bittner was able to put some lap cars between himself and Prettyleaf who had Kepner closing in during the final laps.   Bittner took the victory over Prettyleaf and Kepner, while Swartz took fourth with Zionknowski completing the top five.  Sixth through tenth were Josh Beamer, Logan Jones, Paul Moyer, Ken Duke and Reed Thompson.  Heat races were won by Weaver, Kepner and Bittner. 

The 270 Micro Sprint feature had Tom Quiggle and Cory Stabley starting on the front row.  Tyler Clowes who started third, launched to the front to lead lap number one.  Fourth place starter Jeffrey Weaver moved into second and passed Clowes to lead lap number two.  By lap number five, Weaver lead Clowes, Brady Kuhn and Quiggle.  Weaver and Clowes were in lapped traffic by lap number seven as Kuhn, Quiggle and Dustin Roberts battle for third fourth and fifth.   The 15 lap event ran non-stop with Weaver claiming his 60th career victory at the speedway, moving him to second on the all-time win list.   Clowes finished second, Kuhn, Quiggle and Roberts rounded out the top five. Sixth through tenth were Jillian Maurer, Logan Hammaker, Matt Dixon, Cory Stabley, and Hunter Zimmerman.  Heat races were won by Stable and Weaver.

Aiden Hare raced Prestyn Brown down the front straight-away for the start of the winged 600 Micro feature.  Hare led the initial circuit and would continue to lead every lap of the feature event.  Brown brought out the caution on lap number four.  Timmy Bittner who advanced from seventh was in the runner up postion with James Layton, Cole DeWease and Dakota Sheaffer in the top five by the conclusion of lap number five.   Hare claimed the victory over Bittner.  DeWease finished third, Lawton was fourth and Schaeffer was fifth.  Brown finished sixth followed by Levi Brungard, Cory Bowmaster, Sam Rigglemn, Tyler Harper and Cory Stabley.   Heat races were won by Hare and DeWease.

Tommy Dawson and Johnny Bouse led the field of pro stocks to the green flag.  Bouse led the first lap, with Dawson taking the lead by the following lap.  AY Schilling moved from fourth to second with a bold move passing Bouse and Corey Long.  Two laps later Schilling brought out the caution, allowing Bouse and Long to restart on the back bumper of Dawson.  Long took the second spot away on lap number 6.  At the halfway point, Dawson led Long, Bouse, Rich Fye, and Marc Bitler.  The top race raced in a contested battle for the lead.  Long took the lead on lap number ten, while Bouse took over second on lap eleven.  With two laps to go, Bouse charged back into the lead to take the win.  Fye finished second, Long was third, Bitler Fourth and Blake Snyder completed the top five.   Dawson was sixth, Schilling was seventh, Noah Kissinger was eighth, Robert Tressler was ninth and Paul Metz finished tenth.  Heats were won by Noah Kissinger and Long. 

The four-cylinders heats were won by Larry Beachel, Adam Harris, and Keith Haagen.  However, their feature event was curfewed out. 

The Clinton County Speedway returns this Friday night with a four division show, featuring the Limited Late Models, the Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints, the Four Cylinders with double features.  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.    

Sprint Cars: 1. Timmy Bittner 2. Dustin Prettyleaf 3. Kruz Kepner 4. Derek Swartz 5. Jarred Zionkowski 6. Josh Beamer 7. Logan Jones 8. Paul Mover 9. Ken Duke Jr. 10. Reed Thomspon 11. Dakota Schweikart 12. Wyatt Walizer 13. Dale Schweikart 14. Ryan Kissinger 15. Camden Cavalet 16. Karl Walizer 17. Johnny Smith 18. Frank Rusnock 19. Austin Greenland 20. Erick Knopp 21. Adnrew Bowyer 22. Jacob Gomola 23. Jeffrey Weaver 24. Cory Hunsberger DNS Josh Fox, Matt Tebbs, Josh Spicer

270 Micro Sprints: 1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Tyler Clowes 3. Bradyn Kuhn 4. Tom Quiggle 5. Dustin Roberts 6. Jillian Maurer 7. Loan Hammaker 8. Mathew Dixon 9. Cory Stabley 10. Hunter Zimmerman 11. Mike Stuck 12. Zach Riggleman 13. Tannery Byers 14. Zachary Glass 15. Trevor Fernberg DNS Blake Ludwis, Steven Fernberg Jr., Mac Wert, Ryan Wickham

600 Micro Sprints: 1. Aiden Hare 2. Timmy Bittner 3. Cole DeWease 4. James Layton 5. Dakota Sheaffer 6. Prestyn Brown 7. Levi Brungard 8. Corey Bowmaster 9. Sam Riggleman 10. Tyler Harper 11. Cory Stabley DNS Frank Gentile, Mitchell HoldenPro Stocks: 1. Johnny Bouse 2. Rich Fye 3. Cory Long 4. Marc Bitler 5. Blake Snyder 6. Tommy Dawson 7. AY Schilling 8. Noah Kissinger 9. Robert Tressler DSN Paul Metz Jr., Kris Orwig