Archives June 2024

Matt Cochran Chases Down Ohl for Clinton County Victory

Mill Hall, PA – Williamsport’s Matt Cochran said he used patience while chasing Jermey Ohl in the final laps of the Limited Late Model feature on Friday night at Clinton County Speedway. Cochran passed Ohl with 5 laps remaining to earn the checkered flag. Glenn Macomber won the Mason Dixon 270 Micro Sprint Feature and Zak Kline of Lamar won the Four Cylinder feature. The Old Skool Vintage cars events were won by Hunter Whitcomb and Bob Allcorn.

Jeremy Ohl of Jersey Shore and Hunter Fulton of Carlise brought the field of Limited Late Models to the green flag for their 25-lap main event. Ohl took command of the field while Fulton and Joe Lusk ran in third. By lap number five, Cochran moved into the fourth position and Jim Yoder was running fifth. On lap number eight Jennifer Lesher went into the pit area with a mechanical issue. A lap later the caution came out when Maddox Smith and John Bouse tangled in turns three and four.

On lap number eleven, Cochran moved into the second position but was trailing Ohl by more than 2 seconds. With each lap, Cochran was showing progress in catching Ohl and by lap 16 was glued to the back bumper of Ohl. On lap 20, Cochran made the pass for the lead. Ohl’s car then showed lots of smoke, and he stopped on the speedway to bring out the caution. Cochran led the final five circuits to secure the win over Fulton, JR Toner, Jim Yoder and Cody Lear. Sixth through tenth were Joe Lusk, Len Stroud, Jermey Ohl, Maddox Smith and Johnny Bouse. Heat races were won by Toner and Ohl.

Mac Wert and Colton McAndrew started on the front row of the Mason Dixson 270 Micro Sprint feature event. McAndrew led the first four laps of the race. By lap number six, fourth place starter Macomber took the lead with MacAndrew passing him back three laps later. The red flag waved on lap number eight when Hunter Zimmerman flipped in turn number four. Zimmerman was ok. Following the restart, Macomber was able to regain the lead on lap number 12. Wert and McAndrew battled for second and third. Cory Stabley battled with Sean McAndrew for several laps for fourth and fifth. Stabley secured fourth and moved into third on the final lap. Macomber took the win over Colton McAndrew, Stabley, Wert and Sean McAndrew. Sixth through tenth were Mason McAndrew, Mashall LaBuda, Tyler Clowes, Dustin Roberts and Bobby Sanso. Heat races were won by Macomber, Mason McAndrew, and LuBuda.

In the Four Cylinder division, Jason Koch started on the pole position and took the lead from the drop of the green flag. Terry Karichner who started third, moved into second position while fifth place starter Zak Kline was running in third. On lap number five Coty Maines and Matt Weaver were battling for fourth and fifth. At the halfway mark of the race, Koch was leading Karichner, Kline, Weaver and Maines. On lap number eight, Kline passed Karichner to for the second position. With two laps remaining, Kline made his move to pass Koch and the eventual feature win. Koch finished second, Weaver was third followed by Maines and Karichner. Sixth though tenth were Garret Lucas, Brett Shirk, Jonathan Stringfellow, Sumer Beachel, and Alyssa Snook. Heat races were won by Kline and Kevin Trimpey.

The Old Skool Vintage cars were won by Hunter Whitcomb in the stock division and Bob Alcorn in the Modifieds.

The Clinton County Speedway returns this Friday with Camera and Autograph night during intermission. The RaceSaver Sprints, Pro Stocks 270 Micros and Four Cylinders are on the card. Gates open at 5PM and hot laps begin at 7PM. For the latest speedway information visit the speedways website at clintoncountyspeedway.com

Limited Late Models 1. Matt Cochran 2. Hunter Fulton 3. JR Toner 4. Jim Yoder 5. Cody Lear 6. Joe Lusk 7. Len Stroud 8. Jeremy Ohl 9. Maddox Smith 10. Johnny Bouse 11. Jennifer Lesher 12. Nick Loffredo 12. Tim Luben DNS Troy Bennett, Zay Ergott

270 Micro Sprints: 1. Glen MaComber 2. Colton McAndrew 3. Cory Stabley 4. Mac Wert 5. Sean McAndrew 6. Mason McAndrew 7. Marshall LuBuda 8. Tyler Clowes 9. Duston Roberts 10. Bobby Sanso 11. Shaun Musser 12. Nola Higgins 13. Jason Paisley 14. Andrew Petock 15. Chase Roberts 16. Lester Stabley 17. Paris Hewes 18. Michael Petock 19. Blake Esham 20. Hunter Zimmerman 21. Chase Hauck DNS Mark Snyder, Trenton Beasom

Four Cylinders: 1. Zak Kline 2. Jason Koch 3. Matt Weaver 4. Coty Maines 5 Terry Karchiner 6. Garrett Lucas 7. Brett Shirk 8. Jonathan Stringfellow 9. Summer Beachel 10. Alyssa Snook 11. Dalton Lucas 12. Kevin Trimpey 13. Devin Parks.

Old Skool Vintage Cars: Stock – Hunter Whitcomb, Ronald Ramsey, Brain Lenderhouse, Hank Morin Modifieds Bob Alcorn, Marble Mahoney, Tim Beatty, Nick Hessom, Jim Kurpakus

Attached Photo:
Matt Cochan of Williamsport in Victory Lane at Clinton County Speedway

Tyler Emory Claims Thiller Speedweek Victory at Clinton County

Mill Hall, PA – Opening night of the Appalachian Mountain’s Super Late Model Speedweek gave fans a show filled with excitement including a final lap pass coming out of turn number four that brought the crowd to its feet.   Tyler Emory of King George, VA passed Hyndman PA’s Drake Troutman as the duo came to the checkered flag winning by .405 seconds.   Selinsgrove’s Cory Long won his third Pro Stock feature of the season and Spring Mill’s Matt Weaver won the Four Cylinder main event.

Forty cars from 5 different states signed in for competition for the annual Appalachian Mountain’s Super Late Model Speedweek on Friday night.  Emory set fast time and set a new track record with a time of 13.461 seconds.

Gregg Satterlee of Indiana, PA and Drake Troutman started on the front row of the 35-lap Sam Ray Memorial feature event.  Satterlee led the first circuit with Troutman taking the lead by lap number two.  A three car battle for the lead quickly developed between Troutman, Dylan Yoder and Emory.  By the completion of lap number ten, Troutman, Yoder, Emory, Matt Cosner of Ridgeley, WV and Coleby Frye of Dover, PA were running in the top five.  

As the leaders approached the halfway mark, the intensity between the top three increased as they started to battle through lapped traffic.  Troutman and Yoder made contact with each other as they battled for the lead and the $5,000 to win paycheck.  Yoder would make a pass exiting turn two, while Troutman would regain the lead exiting turn four for several laps.   As the leaders came to the line to complete lap 22, Yoder edged Troutman at the line to be the new race leader.  Yoder led the 23rd circuit and again the top two touched battling for the lead position.   This time, however, the contact caused Yoder’s tire to go flat and he stopped on the speedway.  Yoder went to the pits for a tire change and rejoined at the rear of the field.

As the field came back to green, Troutman led Emory, Cosner, Frye, and Satterlee were running in the top five.   Satterlee moved into the fourth postion on lap number 25 as 14th place starter Andrew Yoder of Middleburg took over 9th place and was on a charge toward the front.  

On lap number 29, the caution came out when Rick Eckert of York, PA slowed on the speedway and took his car to the pit area.   Troutman, Emory, Cosner, Satterlee, and Frye restarted in the top five.   Troutman maintained the lead with Emory glued to his back bumper.   Emory tried to utilize the high side in turns one and two to make a run on Troutman.   On the white flap lap, Troutman and Emory raced into runs one and two.  Emory tried the high side once again and as they duo exited turn two, they were side by side.   Emory committed to the high side as Troutman protected his line down low.  Emory carried the momentum out to turn four and edged Troutman at the finish line for the win.   

“Patience paid off,” said Emory in victory lane.  “I didn’t’ want to show my cards too soon, I was able to run high in one and two and was hoping the car would stick in three and four,” as he described his turn four pass on the final lap.  

Cosner finished third, Satterlee fourth and Andrew Yoder earned the hard charger award with a top five finish.   Sixth through tenth were Coleby Frye; Bryan Bernheisel, Jonestown, PA; Dillan Stake, Mapleton Depot, PA; Dylan Cecee, Addison, NY; and Dan Stone, Thompson, PA.  Heat races were won by Cecee, Ross Robinson, Frye, and Bernheisel.  

Mark Bitler and Larry Knight led the field of Pro Stocks to the green flag.  Fourth place starter AJ Hoffman charged to the front and led the opening lap with third place starter Cory Long in pursuit.  Hoffman and Long had an epic battle in the heat race qualifier and the feature race appeared with would be the same.  However, Hoffman’s car had a mechanical issue and after the completion of lap number two, brought out the caution flag.   Long inherited the lead with Marc Bitler and AY Schilling in the top three.   On lap number six, Schilling passed Bitler.  With five laps remaining the caution flag waived for Rich Fye.   Long held off Schilling for his 10thcareer victory.   Bittler was third, Knight was fourth and Chris Orwig completed the top five.   Heat races were won by Knight and Long

Matt Weaver led the opening lap of the Four Cylinder feature event.  With five laps complete Weaver was leading Coty Maines, Kyler Stahl, Zak Kline and Jason Koch.   Kline moved into second on lap number seven and a lap later took his car to the pit area.   Coty Maines pressured Weaver for the lead and was credited with the 11th lap, but Weaver made a pass on the final lap to earn the victory over Maines, Koch, Ken Smith and Lucas.  Heats were won by Maines and Stahl.

The Clinton County Speedway returns this Friday with the Annual Nittany 40 paying $1,00 to win for the RaceSaver Sprints.   In addition, the Pro Stocks 270 Micros and Four Cylinders are on the card.  Gates open at 5PM and hot laps begin at 7PM. For the latest speedway information visit the speedways website atclintoncountyspeedway.com

Late Models 1. Tyler Emory 2. Drake Troutman 3. Matt Cosner 4. Gregg Satterlee 5. Andrew Yoder 6. Coleby Fry 7. Bryan Bernheisel 8. Dillan Stake 9. Dylan Cecee 10. Dan Stone 11. Hayes Mattern 12. Ross Robinson 13. Kyle Hardy 14. Matt Cochran 15. Austin Berry 16. Kyle Lee 17. Piper Jakob 18 Dylan Yoder 19. Nathan Long 20. Chad Homan 21. Mike Lupfer 22. Rick Eckert 23. Shaum Jones 24. Jason Covert

DNS: Jim Yoder, Sean Merkel, Todd English, Randy Burkholder, Randy Christine, Jeremy Ohl, Danny Snyder, Justin Kann, Larry Neiderer, Joe Loffredo, Kody Lyter, Dave Stamm, Maddox Smith, Del Rougeux, Cody Robbins, Dylan Fenton

Pro Stocks: 1. Cory Long 2. AY Schilling 3. Marc Bitler 4. Larry Knight 5. Kris Orwig 6. Rich Fye 7. Ronald Ergott 8. Rodney Wagner 9. Jim Farley 10. AJ Hoffman 

Four Cylinders: 1. Matt Weaver 2. Coty Maines 3. Jason Koch 4. Ken Smith 5. Garrett Lucas 6. Kevin Trimpey 7. Colton Martin 8. Zak Kline 9. Terry Karchiner 10. Kyle Stahl 11. Larry Beachel Jr. 12. Devin Park 13. Daniel Eitnier  

John Walp Wins on Final Lap at Clinton County

For Immediate Release
June 1, 2024

Mill Hall, PA – Wapwallopen’s John Walp claimed his first career Sprint Car feature at the Clinton County Speedway with a last lap pass in the non-stop Sprint Car feature event.   Cory Long of Selinsgrove won the Pro Stocks, Bobby Sanso of Jersey Shore won the 270 Micro Sprints, and Coty Maines of Jersey Shore won the 4 Cylinders.

Johnny Scarborough of Bomoseen, VT and John Walp started on the front row of the RaceSaver Sprint car main event.   Walp led the opening lap, with Scarborough taking the lead on lap number two.  By lap number five, Scarborough was leading Walp, Matt Tebbs, Ken Duke and Ryan Lynn.  Scarborough and Walp were in a contested battle for the lead, with Walp retaking the lead on lap number nine.   The leaders began working their way through lapped traffic.  At the midway mark, Walp maintained a slight advantage over Scarborough.  On lap 15, Ken Duke moved into the third position, with Tebbs and Lynn in the top five. 

The top two were competing in an epic battle for the lead while negotiating their way through the lapped cars.  Walp led lap 18, with Scarborough leading lap 19, and Walp edged out Scarborough to lead lap twenty, as Johnny Smith of Scranton worked his way into the top five. 

On lap 21 and in lapped traffic, Scarborough cleared a lap car as the duo entered turn three.  Scarborough’s move appeared to be the winning move to earn him the victory, however on the white flag lap Scarborough’s car slowed down the back stretch and pulled into the infield.   Walp led the final lap with Ken Duke, Ryan Lyan, Johnny Smith and Matt Tebbs completing the top five.  Sixth through tenth were Mikey Smith, Christian Rumsey, Kruz Kepner, Owen Dimm and Austin Reed.  Four heat races were required for the 34 sprint cars, they were won by Scarborough, Tebbs, Rumsey and Mikey Smith.  The B-Main was won by Reed Thompson.

Larry Knight and Chris Orwig brought the field of green for the start of the Pro Stock feature event.  A caution occurred before the completion of the first lap.  Following the restart, Cory Long powered to the front of the field.  Long was leading AY Schilling, Chris Orwig, AJ Hoffman and Rich Fye by the completion of lap number 5.  Long began to stretch out his lead and by lap number eleven, he started to catch the tail end of the field.   On lap number twelve, Hoffman moved into third postion.  Hoffman pressured Schilling for second and made a last lap pass to take the runner up position.   At the finish, it was Long leading Hoffman, Schilling, Orwig, and Brent Gordner.  Sixth through tenth were Rich Fye, Noah Kissinger, Ronald Ergott, Larry Knight and AJ Stroup.  Heat races were won by Long and Hoffman.

Mac Wert started on the pole for the 270 Micro Sprint feature event and took command of the field.  Logan Hammaker was running in second.  The red flag waved on lap number three when Hunter Zimmerman rolled onto his side.   A lap later the red came out again for Jillian Maurer who also turned onto her side.   Once back to green flag racing Wert was leading Hammaker and Michael Petock.  On lap number nine, Bobby Sanso and Corey Stabley moved into the top three.   Stabley took over second on lap number eleven.   On the final lap, Wert and Stabley got together in an incident in turn number four, as Bobby Sanso took the checkered flag.  Hammaker, Eric Forsythe, Jillian Maurer and Tom Quiggle rounded out the top five.  Sixth through tenth were Lester Stabley, Trenton Beasom, Andrew Petock, Cory Stabley and Mac Wert.  Heats were won by Zimmerman and Hammaker. 

Kyler Stahl advanced from the outside of the front row to lead the opening lap of the Four Cylinder feature event.   By lap number five, Stahl was leading Larry Beachel, Coty Maines, Lucas Garrett, and Matt Weaver, Maines moved into second on lap number six and set his sights on Stahl.   Zak Kline moved int the fourth position by lap number nine.   Maines continued to close the gap between himself and Stahl and as the leaders exited turn number four, Stahl’s car got a flat tire allowing Maines to take the lead and the win.   Beachel finished second, Kline was third, Lucas was fourth and Summer Beachel was fifth.  Heats were won by Beachel and Weaver.

The Clinton County Speedway returns this Friday with opening night of the Appalachian Mountain’s Super Late Model Speedweek.  In addition, the Pro Stocks and Four Cylinders are on the card.  Gates open at 5PM and hot laps begin at 7PM. For the latest speedway information visit the speedways website at clintoncountyspeedway.com

RaceSaver Sprint Cars: 1. John Walp 2. Ken Duke Jr. 3. Ryan Lynn 4. Johny Smith 5. Matt Tebbs 6. Mikey Smith 7. Christian Rumsey 8. Kruz Kepner 9. Owen Dimm 10. Austin Reed 11. Dale Schweikart 12. Josh Beamer 13. Timmy Bittner 14. Dustin Young 15. Dustin Prettyleaf 16. Kasey Weaver 17. Mike Koehler 18. Wyatt Walizer 19. John Scarborough 20. Braden Varner 21. Reed Thompson 22. Wes Matthews 23. Kyle Knopp 24. Jeff Weaver DNS: Kolby Weaver, Erick Knopp, Dakota Schweikart, Zach Rhodes, Austin Greenland, Chris Kreider, Jeremy Hill, Bill Sheehan, Derek Swartz, Jim Kennedy

Pro Stocks: 1. Cory Long 2. AJ Hoffman 3. AY Schilling 4. Kris Orwig 5. Brent Gordner 6. Rich Fye 7. Noah Kissinger 8. Ronald Ergott 9. Larry Knight 10. AJ Stroup 11. Michael Barrett 12. Rodney Wagner 13. Jim Farley 14. Mac Bitler

270 Micro Sprints: 1. Bobby Sanso 2. Logan Hammaker 3. Eric Forsythe 4. Jillian Maurer 5. Tom Quiggle 6. Lester Stabley 7. Trenton Beason 8. Andrew Petock 9. Cory Stabley 10. Mac Wert 11. Hunter Forsythe 12. Michael Petock 13. Colton Guiher 14. Paris Hewes 15. Tyler Clowes 16. Hunter Zimmerman 17. Denny Rinehimer DNS Dakota Brubaker

Four Cylinders: 1. Coty Maines 2. Larry Beachel Jr. 3. Garrett Lucas 4. Summer Beachel 5. Ken Smith 6. Alyssa Snook 7. Zak Kline 8. Kyler Stahl 9. Matt Weaver DNS John Baney, Devin Parks   

Photo:  John Walp #5 and John Scarborough #61 battle for win at Clinton County Speedway (photo credit Bob Hockenbrock)