Clinton County Speedway Honors Champions

Mill Hall, PA – The Clinton County Fair Association and Speedway management honored the accomplishments of the drivers from the 2023 season .   The annual awards banquet was held at the Sugar Valley Fire Company’s Social Center on Saturday evening.

The speedway celebrated its 35th anniversary season with a number of special events.  Clinton County hosted the opening night of the inaugural Appalachian Super Late Model Speedweek, the 600 Micro Speedway and NASCAR Legend Kenny Schrader.  The speedway also launched its own beer in partnership with Floating Feathers Brewery of Mill Hall, PA and premiered a movie documentary with Penn State University. 

RaceSaver Sprint Car Champion, Timmy Bittner and Speedway Promoter Jason McCahan

Beech Creek’s Timmy Bittner was recognized at the 2023 RaceSaver Sprint Car Champion.   Bittner had three wins and six top five finishes.  Bittner, in his second season of full size sprint car competition, also earned IMCA’s Pennsylvania State Championship.  Dale Schweikart of Linden finished second followed by Picture Rocks Josh Beamer, Jacob Gomalola from Guys Mills and Dustin Prettyleaf of Williamsport.  Sprint Car Rookie of the Year was Derrick Swartz.

Limited Late Model Champion Matt Cochran and Speedway Promoter Jason McCahan

Matt Cochran of Williamsport, driving for Russ Clark Motorsports, earned the Limited Late Model Championship.  Andrew Yoder of Middleburg finished second, Matt Admas of New Cumberland was third, JR Toner of Bellefonte was fourth and Jennifer Lesher of Jonestown completed the top five. 

The Pro Stock division offered one of the closest contested championship battles during the 2023 season.   Cory Long of Selinsgrove had 4 wins and 15 top-fives to help earn him the championship.  Johnny Bouse of Hughesville finished the season in second place with 6 victories and 14 top-five finishes.  Noah Kissinger of Bloomsburg finished the season in third, Marc Bitler of Milton was fourth and AJ Stoup of Richfield was fifth.  Larry Knight was the Pro Stock Rookie of the Year.

Skyler Phillips had one victory and 14 top five finishes and earned his first championship in the 4 Cylinder division.  Zak Kline of Jersey Shore was second, Matt Weaver of Spring Mills was third, Coty Maines of Jersey Shore was fourth and Kyler Stahl of Watsontown finished fifth.  Garrett Lucas of Centre Hall won Rookie of the Year honors.

In Micro Sprint competition, Cory Stabley of Blanchard earned two championships claiming both the 270 and 600 Micro Sprint top honors.  In 270 Micro Sprint competition, Stabley had 12 top-five finishes.   Jeffrey Weaver of Lock Haven was second, Mac Wert of Milroy was third, Jillian Maure of Elysburg was fourth and Logan Hammaker of Williamsport completed the top five.  Colton Guiher was the 270 Micro Sprint Rookie of the Year

In 600 Micro Sprints Stabley won the championship over Corye Bowmaster, Mitchell Holden of Howard and Johnny Smith and Mikey Smith, both of Scranton. Stabley was also the Rookie of the Year.   

The speedway will start the 2024 season on Sunday, April 14 at 1PM

For the latest updates and events at the Clinton County Speedway, visit the website, www.clintoncountyspeedway.com or like us on Facebook. 

Shoemaker Takes Clinton County Speedway Finale

Mill Hall, PA – Shawn Shoemaker of Mount Union, PA was quick from the time he unloaded on Saturday at the 1/3-mile Clinton County Speedway. Shoemaker claimed the $2,000 top prize for the Limited Late Models presented by Snyder’s Concessions. Other winners for the season finale included: Dylan Cecee in the Pro Stocks; Jeffrey Weaver in  the 270 Micros and Zak Kline in the 4-cylinders 

Rayn Zook and Shoemaker started on the front row for the 40-lap main event. Showmaker quickly jumped into the lead with Shoemaker, Adnrew Yoder Matt Cochran, and Matt Adams in the top five. On lap number seven, Yoder cleared Zook to take the second position. On lap number eight the caution came out for Maddox Smith. Following the restart, Shoemaker and Yoder continued their battle for the lead. On lap number eleven, the caution occurred for two cars in turn number three involving Joe Lusk and Tom Decker III. Shoemaker continued to lead on lap number 15, with Yoder, Zook Cochran and Colby Fry in the top five running order. The battle between Shoemaker and Yoder intensified as they encountered lapped traffic. While contesting for the lead, Yoder got tangled with a lapped car, bringing out the caution. Yoder took his machine to the pit area, allowing Zook to reclaim the third position. On lap number 20, Shoemaker and Zook were leading Cochran, Jim Yoder, and Jakob Piper. Yoder moved into the third position on lap number twenty-three. While racing through lapped traffic, Shoemaker continued to hit his marks and would lead the remaining laps to claim the victory over Zook, Yoder, Piper and Evin Frey. Matt Cochran was sixth followed by Maddox Smith, Wes Bonebrake, JR Toner, and Tyson Mowery. Heat races were won by Zook, Andrew Yoder, Showmaker, Jim Yoder. Tommy Slanker won the B-main. Colbey Frye set a new one -lap track record setting a fast time of 13.836.

“We are usually a ½ mile team,” said Shoemaker in victory lane. “We decided to try something different today and the car was fast from the time we unloaded.”  28 Limited Late Models signed in for competition. Matt Cochran of Williamsport won the 2023 season championship.

Johnny Bouse and Rick Potter lead the field of Pro Stocks to the green flap for the 35-lap event presented by Keystone Rail Recovery.  Bouse jumped into the early lead with Potter in tow. Fifth place started Dylan Cecee advanced to third by the completion of lap number three. On lap number six, Cecee passed Bouse for the top spot. By lap number ten, Cecee started to distance himself from Bouse, Potter, Noah Kissinger and Corey Long. Potter and Bouse were racing for position, as Bouse spun in turns three and four on the fourteenth circuit. Cecee began to pull away from Potter as Kissinger, Long and AJ Hoffman were in a contested battle for third, fourth and fifth positions. Long took over third on lap numbertwenty-onee. On lap number 32, Hoffman took over the third spot. Cecee continued to work his way through lapped traffic to claim the $1,000 top prize. Potter was second, AJ Hoffman was third. Fourth through tenth were Brent Gordner, Cory Long, Logan Hile, Tommy Dawson, Noal Jensen, Larry Knight, and Noah Kissinger. Heats were won by Cecee and Marc Bitler.

Corey Stabley led the first three laps of the 270 Micro Sprint Feature. Fourth place starter, Jeffrey Weaver took the lead by the completion of lap number four. By lap number seven, Weaver and Stabley were in lapped traffic. On lap number ten Weaver led Stabley, Tyler Clowes, Jillian Mauer and Mac Wert. Weaver continued to a blistering pace and continued to click off the laps. The event went non-stop, giving Weaver an automatic 20 lap record of 5:00.082.  Stabley finished second and claimed the season championship over Weaver. Tyler Clowes, Mac Wert and Hunter Zimmerman completed the top five. Sixth through then were Shaun Musser, Jillian Mauer, Matt Dixson, Colton Guiher and Lester Stabley. Heat races were won by Weaver and Stabley.

Kyler Stahl and Larry Beachel brought the field of 4-cylinders to the green flag. Beachel took the lead from Stahl to lead the opening circuit. With five laps completed, Beachel was leading Stahl, Zak Kline, and Matt Weaver.  Kline wrestled the runner up position from Stahl on lap number eight. By lap number twelve the leaders began to encounter lapped traffic. Kline made his move on lap number eleven to take the lead. Weaver took the second spot on lap number 28. Weaver tried to chase Kline down with a $1,000 on the line presented by NAPA/Toner Auto Parts. Weaver took one last chance as the top two exited turn number four. Kline held off Weaver by .156 seconds to secure his first career win. Larry Beachel, Kyler Stahl, and Hunter Flook round out the top five. Sixth through tenth were Kevin Trimpey, Michael Barrett, Terry Karichner, Nick Snook, and Coty Maines. Heat races were won by Skylar Phillps, Kevin Trimpey and Hunter Flook. Skylar Phillps won the season championship.

The Clinton County Speedway will next plan the 2023 awards banquet where the 2023 season champions will be recognized, Timmy Bittner (RaceSaver Sprints), Matt Cochran (Limited Late Models), Corey Long (Pro Stocks) Corey Stabley (270 & 600 Micro Sprints) and Skylar Phillps (4-Cylinders). Banquet details and how to obtain tickets will be announced at a later date. For the latest information and updates during the off season, visit the speedway’s website, www.clintoncountyspeedway.com or follow the speedway on Facebook, X and Instagram.    

Limited Late Models: 1. Shawn Shoemaker 2. Ryan Zook 3. Jim Yoder 4. Jakob Piper 5. Devin Frey 6. Matt Cochran 7. Maddox Smith 8. Wes Bonebrake 9. JR Toner 10. Tyson Mowery 11. Tom Decker Jr. 12. Joe Loffredo 13. Dan Condo 14. Jennifer Lesher 15. Matt Adams 16. Andrew Yoder 17. Coleby Frye 18. Cregan Brady 19. Tom Decker III 20 Joe Lusk 21. Tim Luben 22. Devin Weyandt 23. Denny Fourney DNS Lucas Adams, Danny Beatty, Derrick Garner, Tommy Slanker, Matt Murphy

Gomola and Stremme Share the Spotlight at Clinton County Speedway

Mill Hall, PA – Jacob Gomola won his third feature of the season in the RaceSaver Sprint Cars feature event on Friday night at the Clinton County Speedway with a stellar field of 29 cars.  Former NASCAR driver David Stremme came from the 10th position to win the IMCA Modified main event.  Tanner Jones won the Central PA Legends, Ross Perchak won the 270s and Hunter Flook won the 4 cylinders.

Polesitter John Walp jumped into the early lead of the RaceSaver 25 lap feature event with Jacob Gomola following in second place.  Scranton’s Johnny Smith, who has won the last two events at the speedway charged from his fourth place starting spot and passed Gomola on lap number four.  Smtih caught Walp and made a pass for the lead on lap number eight.  With ten laps complete, Smith was leading Walp, Gomola, Owen Dimm and Dale Schweikart. 

On lap number 11, the leaders began to encounter lapped traffic, as Gomola slipped in the second spot.  Two laps later, the caution came out for two separate incidents with Josh Beamer spun in turn two and Nolan Groves in turn number three.  Smith and Gomola restarted first and second. The caution flagged waved on laps 17 and `18 with Smith being able to hold off the challenges of Gomola on both occasions. Owen Dimm moved into third on lap number 19.  With three laps remaining, Smith and Gomola were in a heated battle for the lead.  Gomola would pull alongside Smith down the back stretch and Smith would hold him off as they exited turn number four headed to the line.   The pair of drivers were side by side at the start-finish line as the white flag waived.  Gomola and Smith touched going into turn number one, resulting in Smith spinning in front of the field.   Gomola led the field back to green and held off Dimm for the win. “That was just a racing incident with two drivers going for the same piece of real estate,” said an apologetic Gomola.  Dale Schweikart, John Walp and Timmy Bittner rounded out the top five.  Kruz Kepner, Matt Tebbs, Derek Swartz, Josh Fox and Kasey Weaver completed the top ten.  Heats were won by Groves, Dimm, and Steve Kennewell.  Timmy Bittner won the B-Main.

The IMCA Modifieds sanctioned by the NY Penn IMCA Modifieds signed in for competition with a 20-car field including former NASCAR drivers Ken Schrader and David Stremme

Jake Maynard and Rodney Morgan brought the field to the green flag, with Morgan grabbing the early lead. David Stremme and Rich Michael Jr started 10th and 12th respectively, with Stremme breaking out first, moving to 3rd by lap 5 and pressuring Maynard for 2nd. Michael Jr cracked the top five on lap 6 and battled with Keith Jack Lamphere and George Dixon as the first caution flew for debris on lap 7

On the restart, Stremme lined up alongside race leader Morgan on the inside of the front row, with Stremme taking over the lead while Keith Jack Lamphere fought with Maynard, taking third. Michael Jr slid wide in turn four and lost several spots, dropping into eighth in front of Ken Schrader. Lamphere had contact with another car and fell back to sixth as Brad Sites jumped forward to third. Schrader’s night ended with a mechanical issue just before the halfway point, as he headed pit-side with Shawn Bruce. Following a caution on lap 22 Stremme held off Morgan on the final restart to take the victory by five car lengths over Morgan, followed by Brad Sites, Rich Michael Jr, and Eddie Sites. Heat races were won by Stremme, Morgan, and Rich Michael Jr.

Youngster Colton Guiher and Hunter Zimmer led the field of 270 Micro Sprints to the green flag.   Jeffrey Weaver quickly moved from his sixth starting spot to the front of the field with Ross Perchak, who started eighth following in his tracks.  Weaver and Perchak were approaching lapped traffic by the race’s midway point.  On lap number eight, Weaver’s car suffered mechanical issues as his car stopped on the front stretch giving Perchak the race lead.   Cody Siegel, who started seventh, raced his way to the front but couldn’t catch Perchak who claimed his second victory of the season.   Hunter Zimmerman was third, Denny Rinehimer was fourth and Jillan Maurer was fifth.   Sixth through tenth were Mac Wert, Zachary Glass, Cory Stabley, Matt Dixson, and Colton Guiher.  Heat races were won by Weaver and Perchak.

Tanner Jones charged to the front of the pack at the drop of the green flag during the Central PA Legends feature event.   Jones was being chased by Chris Transeau and Rick Hartwig in the early stages of the race.  The event’s only caution occurred on lap number seven for Hunter McElroy.   Jones maintained the lead as Hartwig, Transeau, and Devin Friese battled for second, third and fourth positions.  Hartwig took second on lap number nine, Transeau took second for laps twelve and thirteen with Devin Friese taking the runner up position with 2 laps remaining.   Jones cruised to his third win of the season over Devin Friese, Chris Transeau, Colton Friese and Rich Hartwig.  Heats were won by Jones and Transeau

 Front row starter Dylan Hoover led the first three circuits of the Four Cylinder feature event. On lap number four, Garret Lucas took the lead with Hoover in second, Hunter Flook in third.  On lap number five, Zak Kline moved into the top five.  Flook took the lead on lap number seven, but Kline was on the move and gaining ground on the race leader.   Kline caught Flook and was trying to make a pass for the lead.  On the final lap, Kline gave it his best effort as the pair raced to the checkered flag with Flook edging out Kline by .006 seconds.  Matt Weaver, Kyler Stahl, and Andrew Ricketts completed the top five.  Heats were won by Flook, Weaver, and Ricketts.

The Clinton County Speedway returns with action in two weeks for the season finale on Saturday, September 30th.  The Limited Late Models will compete in a $2,000 to win event sponsored by Snyder’s Concessions.  The Pro Stocks will run for $1,000 sponsored by Keystone Rail Recovery.  The four cylinders will have a $1,000 to win feature event sponsored by NAPA Toner Auto Parts and the 270 Micros will race for $500 to win.  Gates will open at 4PM and Hot laps begin at 6PM.  For the latest information about upcoming events, visit the speedway’s website, www.clintoncountyspeedway.com or follow the speedway on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.    

     RaceSaver Sprints: 1. Jacob Gomola 2. Owen Dimm 3. Dale Schweikart 4. John Walp 5. Timmy Bittner 6. Kruz Kepner 7. Matt Debbs 8. Derek Swartz 9. Josh Fox 10. Kase Weaver 11. Jared Zionkowski 12. Austin Greenland 13. Josh Beamer 14. John Fraker 15. Wyatt Walizer 16. Dustin Prettyleaf 17. Andrew Boyer 18. Johnny Smith 19. Fred Arnold 20. Nolan Groves 21. Steve Kennewell Jr. 22. Todd Lynn 23. Jeffrey Weaver 24 DJ Cassler DNS Reed Thompson, Chris Kreider, Kyle Hart, Jim Kennedy, Ryan Lynn

IMCA Modifieds 1. David Stremme 2. Rodney Morgan, 3.Brad Sites, 4. Rich Michael Jr, 5.Eddie Sites, 6. Jake Maynard, 7. Tyler Stoddard, 8. Tyler Belcher, 9. Keith Jack Lamphere, 10. Jakub Ingham, 11. Jacob McConnell, 12. Gary Roberts,13. Bobby Maynard, 14. Shawn Bruce, 15. Matt Benjamin, 16. AJ Hunsinger, 17. Ken Schrader, 18. JW Lamphere, 19. George Dixon, DNS Lance Conley .

270 Micros: 1. Ross Perchak 2. Cody Siegel 2. Hunter Zimmerman 4. Denny Rineheimer 5. Jillian Maurer 6. Mac Wert 7. Zachary Glass 8. Cory Stabley 9. Matt Dixon 10. Colton Guiher 11. Mathew Dixson 12. Jeffrey Weaver 14. Tyler Groft 14. Will Karas DNS Cameron McClure    

Central PA Legends: 1. Tanner Jones 2. Devin Friese 3. Chris Transeau 4. Colton Friese 5. Rick Hartwig 6. Kevin Boylan 7. Cory Phillips 8. Crady McGrew 9. Kelby Friese 10. Dave Benner 11. Brian Rampmeyer Jr. 12. Hunter McElroy

Four Cylinders: 1. Hunter Flook 2. Zak Kline 3. Matt Weaver 4. Kyler Stahl 5. Andrew Ricketts 6. Kevin Trimpey 7. Cody Stover 8. Coty Maines 9. John Bower 10. Joey Snook 11. Michael Barrett 12. Nick Snook 13. Brian Stouse 14. Dylan Hoover 15. Garrett Lucas 16. Josh Norton 17. Chris Small 18. Kyle Stouse 19. Larry Beachel Jr. 20. Brett Shirk 21. Toby Maines 22. Kayla Leigey DNS Nate Wray, Troy Bennett.

Johnny Smith Returns to Clinton County Speedway Victory Lane

Mill Hall, PA – Scranton’s Johnny Smith had another stellar night Friday night at the Clinton County Speedway claiming both the Race Saver Sprints and 600 Micro Sprint feature events for the second consecutive week.  Cory Long made a last lap pass to win the Pro Stocks; Jeffrey Weaver won the 270s and Hunter Flook won the 4 Cylinders. 

Johnny Smith and Dale Schweikart started on the front row of the sprint car feature event.  Smith took command of the field while Schweikart maintained a close second.   By lap number seven, Smith and Schweikart were in lapped traffic.  The event’s only caution occurred on lap number eight when Josh Beamers car came to a stop.   Smith continued to lead following the restart with Schweikart, Josh Fox, and Timmy Bitter.  Bittner moved into third on lap number nine.  At the halfway point of the race, Smith was leading, Schweikart, Bittner, Fox and Wyatt Walizer.  Schweikart got close on several occasions in lapped traffic, but Smith was too strong in clean air to claim his second consecutive victory in as many weeks.  Schweikart was second, followed by Bittner, Fox, and John Walp.  Sixth through tenth were Walizer, Matt Tebbs, Steven Kenn Ewell Jr., Dustin Prettyleaf, and Todd Lynn.  Heat races were won by Prettyleaf and Lynn.

Smith also won the 600 Micro Sprint feature for the second consecutive week.  Smith started fourth and quickly took the lead.  He led every lap.  Corey Stabley ran second for the majority of the race and battled with JT Ferry.  Ferry made the pass for second on lap number eleven.  Smith claimed his second feature of the night over Ferry and Stabley, who claimed the 2023 track championship.   Mikey Smith and Levi Brungard rounded out the top five.  Heats were won by Stabley and Smith.

AJ Hoffman started second in the 20-lap Pro Stock Summer special event, presented by Leonard Landscape and Supply. Hoffman raced into turn one with Robert Tressler for the lead.  With Hoffman out front, the next four cars were in a heated battle.  AY Schilling took second by lap number three, with AJ Stroup and Johnny Bouse in the top four.  By lap number six, Cory Long moved into the top five. 

At the halfway mark, Hoffman was leading Bouse, Schilling Stroup and Long.  On lap 13, the caution waved for Larry Knight.   Bouse began to challenge for the lead and managed to pass Hoffman on lap number 16.  Long worked forward from fifth place and was third on lap seventeen and second on the white flag lap.   Long closed in on Bouse during the final lap and made the pass for the win as the duo exited turn number four.   Hoffman was third, Stroup fourth and Kissinger was fifth.   Heats were won by Bouse and Hoffman

Hunter Zimmerman led the first two laps of the 270 Micro Sprint feature event.  Seventh place starter, Jeffrey Weaver took the lead on lap number three.  Colton McAndrew ran second to Weaver for the entire race.  Zimmerman fell back to third with Stabley and Mac Wert rounding out the top five.  Heats were won by Weaver and Denny Rinehimer.

Front row starter Terry Karichner led the opening lap of the Four Cylinder feature event.  Hunter Flook took the lead by the completion of lap number five.  Ninth place starter Skylar Phillips moved into second place by lap number six.  Following a lap eight caution, Flook held off the challenges of Phillps.   Flook would lead the remaining laps to claim the win over Phillps, Matt Weaver, Kyler Sthal and Coty Mains.  Heats were won by Flook and Weaver.

The Clinton County Speedway returns this Friday night with a four-division show, featuring the annual Lenny Stroud Jr. Memorial for the Limited Late Model.   The Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, and Four Cylinders will be on the card.  Gates open at 5PM and racing begins at 7PM.  For the latest information about upcoming events, visit the speedway’s website, www.clintoncountyspeedway.com or follow the speedway on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.    

RaceSaver Sprints: 1. Johnny Smith 2. Dale Schweikart 3. Timmy Bittner 4. Josh Fox 5. John Walp 6. Wyatt Walizer 7. Matt Tebbs 8. Steven Kenawell, Jr. 9. Dustin Prettyleaf 10. Todd Lynn 11. Jeffrey Weaver 12. Josh Beamer 13. Austin Greenland 14. Ryan Lynn 15. Wes Mathews 16. Reed Thompson 17. Eric Mathiot 18. Derek Swartz 19. Jim Kennedy

270 Micros: 1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Colton McAndrew 3. Hunter Zimmerman 4. Cory Stabley 5. Mac Wert 6. Jillian Maurer 7. Shaun Musser 8. Tom Quiggle 9. Tyler Puterbaugh 10. Matt Dixon 11. Wyatt White 12. Denny Rinehimer 13. Colton Guiher 14. Logan Hess DNS Logan Hammaker, Mathew Dixon. Trevor Fernburg.   

600 Micros: 1. Johnny Smith 2. JT Ferry 3. Cory Stabley 4. Mikey Smith 5. Levi Brungard 6. Luke Hess 7. Mitchell Holden 8. Corey Bowmaster 9. Brock Puterbaugh

Pro Stocks: 1. Cory Long 2. Johnny Bouse 3. AJ Hoffman 4. AJ Stroup 5. Noah Kissinger 6. AY Schilling 7. Noah Jensen 8. Brent Gordner 9.. Marc Bitler 10. Kris Orwig Sr., 11. Denny Fourney 12. Larry Knight 13. Robert Tressler

Four Cylinders: 1. Hunter Flook 2. Skyler Phillips 3. Matt Weaver 4. Kyler Stahl 5. Coty Maines 6. Garrett Lucas 7. Nick Snook 8. Bryun Hackenberg 9. Kevin Trimpey 10. Kyle Strouse 11. Michael Barrett 12. James Bilger 13. Tim Teneyck 14. Terry Karichner 15. Anthony Potter 16. Troy Bennett 17. Alea Savage DNS Brett Shirt, John Stringfellow, Adam Harris

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Johnny Smith is King of Sprints at Clinton County Speedway

Mill Hall, PA – Scranton’s Johnny Smith had a stellar night Friday night at the Clinton County Speedway claiming both the Race Saver Sprints and 600 Micro Sprint feature events.  AY Schilling won the Pro Stocks; Brayden Spencer won the 270s and Matt Weaver won the 4 Cylinders. 

Dale Schweikart and Jacob Gomola led the field of sprint cars to the green flag.  Gomola quickly took the lead over Smith and Schweikart.   By lad number five it was Gomola leading, Smith, Derek Swartz, Schweikart and Matt Tebbs.  Smith found the high side of the speedway to his liking, while Gomola was running the mid-line of the speedway.  On lap number seven Smith made a pass as the duo exited turn two, but the caution came out for Wyatt Walizer before the lap was complete, putting Gomola on point for the restart.   When the race resumed, Smith immediately moved back to the outside where his car was quickest and passed Gomola a second time in turns one and two. 

By lap number 14, Smith began to encounter lapped traffic.  Smith and Gomola weaved their way through the lapped cars with Smith continuing to use the faster way around the outside of the speedway.   By lap twenty, the lapped cars began to slow Smith’s pace allowing Gomola to close in on the race leader.   On lap twenty three the caution came out when John Walp slowed on the back stretch, setting up a two lap dash to the finish.   Smith, now in open air, got a quick start to hold off Gomola for the win.   Swartz finished third, Schweikart fourth, and Ryan Lynn fifth.  Sixth through tenth were Matt Tebbs, Dustin Prettyleaf, Timmy Bittner, Josh Beamer and Kruz Kepner. 

“The track had grip at the top and our car does very well up there,” said Smith in victory lane.  “I was able to get around lapped traffic, but when that caution came out it put us in clean air, and I knew I could get a strong start to hold off Jake.”

Heat races were won by Matt Tebbs and Todd Lynn.

Smith continued his winning ways by also capturing the 600 Micro Sprint feature.  His brother Mikey Smith led the first lap, until Johnny Smith took the lead.  The Smith brothers continued to run first and second the entire event.   JT Ferry ran third until lap number nine when Corey Stabley moved into third.  At the finish it was Johnny over Mikey Smith, Stabley, Ferry and Mitchell Holden for the caution free event.  Heat races were won by the Smith brothers. 

AJ Hoffman led the first three circuits of the Pro Stock main event.  AY Schilling advanced from the fourth starting spot to take the lead by the conclusion of lap number four.  AJ Stroup who started sixth took over second place on lap number five. A caution for Noah Kissinger regrouped the field that set up an intense battle at the front of the back.  At the halfway point Schilling, Stroup, Noah Jensen Brandon Moser and Cory Long were all in contention for the win.  Moser moved into third postion on lap number eleven, while Long took control of fourth spot on lap number 13.   Schilling won his 60th career feature event, by holding off Stroup, Moser, Long and Johnny Bouse.  Sixth through tenth were Jensen, Kissinger, Marc Bitler, Brent Gordner and Kris Orwig Sr.  Heats were won by Bouse and Hoffman

Shawn Musser started on the pole of the 270 Micro Sprint feature event.  Musser led with fifth place starter Cory Stabley giving chase in second place.  Brayden Spencer, who started eighth, moved into third by lap number four.  On lap number seven, the caution flag waved.  While under caution, Musser took his car to the pit area giving the lead to Stabley.   The caution flag waved a second time with only two laps remaining.  Spencer made a pass on the restart and would lead the final two laps for this first win of the season.   Stabel was second followed by Denny Rinehimer, Mac Wert, and Tyler Puterbaugh.  Sixth through tenth were Tom Quiggle, Coleton Eckroth, Hunter Zimmerman, Jillian Maurer and Logan Hammaker.  Heat races were won by Stabley and Eckroth

Front row starter Terry Karichner led the opening lap of the Four Cylinder feature event.  Hunter Flook took the lead by the completion of lap number two.  Fifth place starter Matt Weaver moved into second by lap number five.   At the midway point, Flook was leading Weaver, Zak Kline, Skylar Phillps and Kyler Stahl.   On lap number eight, Weaver made a pass for the lead and the leader began to encounter lapped traffic by lap number ten.  A caution came out with two laps remaining, but Weaver was able to hold off Flook to win his first career victory.  Flook, Phillps, Kline and Stahl finished in the top five.  Sixth through tenth were Cody Stover, Adman Harris, Gage Riggle, Joey Snook and Michael Barrett.  Heats were won by Weaver, Riggle, and Phillips

The Clinton County Speedway returns this Friday night with a five division show, featuring the RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros and Four Cylinders presented by Leonard Landscape and Supply.  The Pro Stocks will have their summer championship paying $500 to win.   Gates open at 5PM and racing begins at 7PM.  For the latest information about upcoming events, visit the speedway’s website, www.clintoncountyspeedway.com or follow the speedway on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.    

RaceSaver Sprints: 1. Johnny Smith 2. Jacob Gomola 3. Derek Swartz 4. Dale Schweikart 5. Ryann Lynn 6. Matt Tebbs 7. Dustin Prettyleaf 8. Timmy Bittner 9. Josh Beamer 10. Kruz Kepner 11. Todd Lynn 12. Hunter McFadden 13. Reed Thompson 14. John Walp 15. Austin Greenland 16. Jim Kennedy 17. Wyatt Walizer 18. Wes Matthews

270 Micros: 1. Brayden Spencer 2. Cory Stabley 3. Denny Rinehimer 4. Mac Wert 5. Tyler Peterbaugh 6. Tom Quiggle 7. Logan Hammaker 8. Hunter Zimmerman 9. Jillan Maurer 10. Coleton Eckroth 11. John Roberts 12. Andrew Petock 13. Matt Dixon 14. Coton Guiher 15. Mathew Dixon 16. Shaun Musser 17. Michael Petock

600 Micros: 1. Johnny Smith 2. Mikey Smith 3. Cory Stabley 4. JT Ferry 5. Mitchell Holden 6. Levi Brungard 7. Corey Bowmaster 8. Brock Puterbaugh

Pro Stocks: 1. AY Schilling 2. AJ Stroup 3. Brandon Moser 4. Cory Long 5. Johnny Bouse 6. Noah Jensen 7. Noah Kissinger 9. Marc Bitler 10. Brent Gordner 11. Larry Knight 12. Todd Geyer 13. AJ Hoffman DNS John Meyer, Denny Fourney

Four Cylinders: 1. Matt Weaver 2. Hunter Flook 3. Skyler Phillips 4. Zak Kline 5. Kyler Stahl 6. Cody Stover 7. Adam Harris 8. Gage Riggle 9. Joey Snook 10. Michael Barrett 11. Bryon Hackenberg 12. Garrett Lucas 13. Coty Maines 14. Anthony Potter 15. Toby Maines 16. Kayln Leigey 17. Alea Savage 18. Troy Bennett 19. Terry Karichner DNS Kyle Stouse, Nick Snook

Piper Is Tops of Limited Lates at Clinton County Speedway

Mill Hall, PA – Jakob Piper of Mercersburg drove from the eighth staring spot to win the Limited Late Model feature on Friday night at the Clinton County Speedway.  Johnny Bouse won his 6th feature of the season in the Pro Stocks.  Mac Wert won his second career 270 feature while Hunter Flook was victorious in the 4 Cylinders. 

A strong field of Limited Late Models signed in for competition at Clinton County on Friday night.  JR. Toner of Bellefonte out-dueled fellow front row starter Matt Adams for the early lead. Toner led the first four circuits.  Adams battled with Toner and was able to take the lead on lap number five.   Third place starter, Matt Cochran moved into the runner up position on lap number seven.  Cochran tried the upper grove of the speedway and started to gain on Adams. On lap number ten, Adams was holding off Cochran, while Andrew Yoder was in third, followed by Jim Yoder and Toner. 

A lap later, Cochran made a pass for the lead as Piper moved into the top five. On lap fourteen, Piper took over the fourth postion and started to challenge Andrew Yoder. Second through fourth were racing for postion. Piper moved into third on lap 15 and took over second on lap 16. By lap number 19, Piper was challenging Cochran for first. Nineth place starter Taylor Farling also began a charge toward the front of the field. Piper led the final seven laps to secure his first win of the season at the 1/3 mile oval.  Farling moved into second place on the white flap lap, as Cochran settled for third followed by Andrew Yoder and Joe Loffredo. Sixth through tenth were Matt Adams, Mike Wall, Joe Lusk, JR Toner and Len Stroud.  Heat races were won by Piper and Farling. 

AJ Hoffman started on the outside of the front row and would lead the first lap of the Pro Stock feature.   By lap number two, AJ Stroup was the new race leader.  Sixth place stater Johnny Bouse took over the second spot on lap number three.   Stroup and Bouse would race several laps side by side, with Stoup holding the lead lap after lap.  On lap number 9, Bouse held a slight advantage as the duo raced into turn number one.   As they excited turn two, Bouse emerged as the race leader by a length of a quarter panel over Stoup.  The duo raced hard through turns three and four with Bouse being scored the race leader on lap number 10.   Fifth place starter Noah Kissinger moved into the top three on lap number ten.  Bouse would lead the remaining laps to record his sixth victory of the year.   Kissinger took the second spot on lap number 14, shuffling Stroup back to third followed by Brandon Moser and Denny Fourney.  Heat races were won by Fourney and Bouse. 

Mac Wert charged from the third starting spot to take the lead by the completion of lap number one in the 270 Micro Sprint main event.   Logan Hammaker advanced from fourth to take the runner up postion.   Fifth place starter Jillian Maurer broke into the top three on lap number four and challenged for second by lap number six.  At the halfway mark, Wert was leading Maurer, Hammaker, Hunter Zimer and John Roberts.   Wert held onto the lead for the second half of the race with Maurer in a close second.  Hammaker finished third, Hunter Zimmerman was fourth and John Roberts was fifth.   Heats were won by Maurer and Hammaker

Hunter Flook and Troy Bennett raced for the lead at the drop of the green flag in the 4 Cylinder division.   Flook took the lead by the completion of lap number one.   By lap number five, Skylar Phillips took over second place.  At the midway point, Flook was leading Phillips, Matt Weaver, Troy Bennett and Kyler Stahl.  Flook lead the remainder of the event to claim the victory over Phillips, Weaver, Bennett and Coty Mains.  Heat races were won by Weaver, Flook and Phillips.

The Clinton County Speedway returns this Friday night with a five division show, featuring the RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, 270 Micros, 600 Micros and Four Cylinders presented by Brigandi, Gleghorn & Haffley Insurance of Lock Haven.   Gates open at 5PM and racing begins at 7PM.  For the latest information about upcoming events, visit the speedway’s website, www.clintoncountyspeedway.com or follow the speedway on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.    

Limited Late Models: 1. Jakob Piper, 2. Taylor Farling 3. Matt Cochran 4. Andrew Yoder 5. Joe Loffredo 6. Matt Adams 7. Mike Wall 8. Joe Lusk 9. JR Toner 10. Len Stroud 11. Cody Lear 12. Jennifer Lesher 13. Tim Luben 14. Jim Yoder 15. Denny Fourney 16. Maddox Smith 17. Dan Conder DNS Jeremy Ohl

270 Micros: 1. Mac Wert 2. Jillan Maurer 3. Logan Hammaker 4. Hunter Zimmerman 5 John Roberts 6. Matt Dixson 7. Tom Quiggle 8. Colton Guiher 9. Trevor Fernberg 10. Cory Stabley 11. Matthew Dixson.

Pro Stocks: 1. Johnny Bouse 2. Noah Kissinger 3. AJ Stroup 4. Brandon Moser 5. Cory Long 6. Tommy Dawson 7. Noah Jensen 8. AJ Hoffman 9. Robert Tressler 10. Larry Knight 11. Richard Geo 12. Marc Bitler 13. Logan Hile 14. John Myer DNS Todd Geyer

Four Cylinders: 1. Hunter Flook 2. Skyler Phillips 3. Matt Weaver 4. Troy Bennett 5. Coty Maines 6. Terry Karichner 7. Kevin Trimpey 8. Bryun Hackenburg 9. Anthony Potter 10. Brett Shirk 11. Toby Maines 12. Garrett Lucas 13. Zak Kline 14. Tim Muthler 15. Kyle Strouse 16. Aleia Savage 17. Kyle Strouse 18. Michael Barrett 19. Joey Snook 20. Kayla Leigey DNS Adam Harris

Blaney Travels East to Claim Walter Classic Payday at Clinton County Speedway

Mill Hall, PA – Hall of Fame Sprint Car Driver, Dale Blaney of Hartford, OH made the trek East on Interstate-80 to the Clinton County Speedway for Saturday’s Phil Walter Classic.   Blaney set fast time and won the 35 lap feature event, taking home the $6,300 top prize.   Tanner Jones won his second consecutive Central PA Legends feature at the speedway, while Larry Beachel won the 4 Cylinder stock car event. 

Dale Blaney and Dale Schweikart of Linden started on the front row of the Phil Walter Classic 35 lap Sprint Car feature event.   Schweikart and Blaney raced wheel to wheel for the first lap Schweikart edging out Blaney by inches at the start-finish line.   Blaney was able to take the lead by the completion of lap number two.  On lap number three the caution came out when Wyatt Walizer spun in turn number two.  Blaney was quick on the gas for the restart and by lap number five, he had a few car-lengths advantage over Schweikart, Chris Frank, Billy Dietrich and Dustin Prettyleaf. 

On lap number eight, Jordan Givler moved into the top five, as Blaney was closing in on the back of the field.   On lap 11, Blaney started to encounter lapped traffic.  As the leaders raced through lapped traffic, the battle for second through fifth place intensified.   By lap 15, Blaney was continuing to navigate lapped traffic, while Schweikart, Frank and Dietrich were fighting for postion among the lapped cars.  On lap 21, Dietrich passed Frank for the third spot, as they raced down the back straight.  Dietrich and Schweikart raced through lapped traffic, as Blaney had established about a straightaway advantage until the caution came out on lap number 26 for Bill Jones. 

On the restart, Dietrich was able to pass Schweikart for second, but had only nine laps to try and chase down Blaney.   Blaney again showed his speed and began to distance himself from the field.   With two laps to go, Blaney was leading Dietrich, Frank, Schweikart, and Givler.   On the white flag lap, Garrett Bard moved into the top five.   Blaney led the final lap to claim the win.   Frank passed Dietrich coming to the checkers to take second, Dietrich was third followed by Schweikart and Bard.  Sixth through tenth were Givler, Adam Carberry, AJ Flick, Dustin Prettyleaf and Josh Beamer.   Heat races were won by Blaney, Frank and Schweikart.   Blaney set fast time with a lap of 13.473 seconds. 

Colton Friese and Scott Musselman led the field of Central PA Legends to the green flag for their 20 lap main event.   Musselman led the opening lap.   Fourth place starter, Devein Friese took the top spot by the completion of lap number two.   On the fifth circuit, Tanner Jones who started sixth raced his way to the front to take the lead from Devin Friese.   At the midway point of the race, Jones was leading Devin and Colton Friese followed by Jeremy Ott and Lincoln Kearchner.   Ott moved into the third position on lap number 13.  Jones continued to lead until the checkered flag to claim the victory over Devin Friese, Jeremy Ott, Colton Friese and Travis Perry.   Sixth through tenth were Seth Kearchner, Chad Earnest, Logan Carbaugh, and Scott Musselman.  Heat races were won by Jones and Devin Friese.

The Four cylinder feature came to the green flag with Anthony Potter and Jonathon Stringfellow on the front row.  Stringfellow led the first lap, but a caution came out for an incident involving three cars in turns one and two.   Following the restart Hunter Flook took the lead Zak Kline racing in second place.   Larry Beachel, who started eighth moved into the third spot by lap number four.   At the midway point, Flook and Beachel were battling for the lead.  In the final laps, Beachel passed Flook and held him off for the win.   Zak Kline was third, Skylar Phillips was fourth and Joey Snook was fifth.  Heat races were won by Flook, Kyler Stahl and Stringfellow.  

The Clinton County Speedway will host the Limited Late Models this Friday, with a four division show.  The Pro Stocks, 270 Micros and the 4 cylinders will also be part of the program presented by Bob Boob and Century 21 – 1st Choice Realty.   Kids 12 and under will also participate in a cash and candy scramble at intermission.   Gates will open at 5PM and Hot laps are at 7PM.

For the latest speedway information visit the speedway’s website at ClintonCountySpeedway.com or like us on Facebook.

Sprint Cars: 1. Dale Blaney 2. Chris Frank 3. Billy Dietrich 4. Dale Schweikart 5. Garrett Bard 6. Jordan Givler 7. Adam Carberry 8. AJ Flick 9. Dustin Prettyleaf 10. Josh Beamer 11. Darren Piffer 12. Derek Swartz 13. Austin Greenland 14. Darin Gallagher 15. Zach Burd 16. Tyler Rutherford 17. Karl Walizer 18. Shane Yost 19. Mike Thompson 20. Steve Buckwalter 21. Bill Jones 22. Steven Kisamore 23. Wyatt Walizer 

Central PA Legends: 1. Tanner Jones 2. Devin Friese 3. Jeremy Ott, 4. Colton Friese.  5. Travis Perry 6. Seth Kearchner 7. Lincoln Kearchner 8. Chad Earnst 9. Logan Carbaugh 10. Scott Musselman 11. Rick Hartwig 12. Cory Phillips 13. Scott Spidle 14. Eric Hurst 15. Hunter McElroy 16. Ron Dick 17, Dave Benner 18. Matt Grebe

4 Cylinders: 1. Larry Beachel Jr 2. Hunter Flook 3. Zak Kline 4. Skyler Phillips 5. Joey Snook 6. 

Garrett Lucas 7. Bryun Hackenberg 8. Coty Maines 9. Kayla Leigey 10. Terry Karichner 11. Robert Dorman 12. Adam Harris 13. Devin Parks 14. Nick Snook 15. Brain Strouse 16. Anthony Potter 18. Summer Beachel 19. Jonathon Stringfellow 20. Michael Barrett 21. Matt Weaver 22. Kyler Stahl 23. Kyle Strouse. 

FRIDAY RESULTS

Gomola Wins Summer Championship Race at Clinton County Speedway

MILL HALL, PA – Western PA driver, Jacob Gomola was the best of the field in the RaceSaver Sprint Car division to claim the Summer Championship Race on Friday night at the Clinton County Speedway.   Johnny Bouse won the Pro Stocks, Tyler Clowes won the 270 Micros, Mitchell Holden won the wingless 600s and Hunter Flook won the 4 Cylinders. 

Jacob Gomola from Seneca, PA started on the pole of the 25 lap sprint car main event alongside Picture Rock’s Josh Beamer.  Gomola took command of the field at the drop of the green flag with Beamer racing in second.  Fourth place starter Ken Duke was running third with Kruz Kepner and Austin Bishop in the top five. 

The caution flag waved on lap number 12 when Cowboy Jim Kennedy’s car stopped on the front stretch.   The next lap, the red flag waved as Dale Schweikart’s car flipped in turn two.   On lap number 18, Kepner passed Duke for the third postion.   On lap 21 Gomola was into lapped traffic with Beamer still running in second postion.   Gala continued to negotiate his way through the lapped traffic to secure the victory over Beamer.   Kepner finished third followed by Duke and Greenland.  Sixth through tenth were John Walp, Jarret Cavalet, Timmy Bittner, Johnny Smith and Derek Swartz.  Qualifying races were won by Reed Thompson, Kruz Kepner and Dale Schweikart.  

Pole sitter Kris Orwig led the first lap of the Pro Stock feature event.  Williamsport’s Marc Bitler raced to the front on lap number two.   Bitler would lead until lap number 6, when Noah Jensen, who started sixth took the lead.   Jensen had to battle with Johnny Bouse of Hughesville.  The duo raced side by side for several laps with Jensen having the advantage at the start-finish line.  On lap number 10, Bouse led by a few inches at the start finish line as Jensen tried to battle back.   Bouse finally got around Jensen and would claim his fifth victory of the season.  Jensen finished second followed by Cory Long, Jason Geesman and Noah Kissinger.  Sixth through tenth were AY Schilling, Marc Bitler, Robert Tessler, AJ Hoffman and Kris Orwig.  Heat races were won by Cory Long and AY Schilling. 

Cory Stabley charged from his fourth starting spot to lead the first lap of the 270 Micro Sprint feature.  Jeffrey Weaver was in second followed by Shaun Musser and Jillian Maurer.  The caution came out on lap number 7, when Jeff Weaver came to stop on the track.   Stabley continued to lead following the restart with Musser and Tyler Clowes in third.  Clowes passed Musser on lap number 10 for second place.   With two laps to go the caution flag came out again.   Clowes made his move on the restart and powered by Stabley for his second win of the season.   Stabley was second and Mac Wert was third.  Fourth through tenth were Jillian Mauer, Denny Rhinehimer, Tyler Groft, Colton Geiher, Trevor Fernburg, Shaun Musser, and Matthew Dixson.

Corey Bowmaster led the first two laps of the 600 Wingless Micros.   Mitchell Holden took the lead on lap number three with Cory Stabley taking over second.   Holden won his first career wingless 600 feature event. 

Terry Karichner led the first lap of the four cylinder feature event.  Hunter Flook, who started second took the lead on lap number two.  At the halfway mark of the race Flook was leading with Matt Weaver in second, Karichner in third, Zak Kline in fourth.   Flook held the top spot till the checkered flag to claim the win over Weaver, Kline, Kyler Stahl, and Joey Snook.  Sixth through tenth were Kevin Trimpey, Skylar Phillips, Adam Harris, Cody Stover and Coty Maines.  Heat races were won by Karichner Stahl, and Weaver. 

RACESAVER SPRINTS: 1. Jacob Gomola 2. Josh Beamer 3. Kruz Kepner 4. Ken Duke Jr. 5. Austin Greenland 6. John Walp 7. Jarrett Cavalet 8. Timmy Bittner 9. Johnny Smith 10. Derek Swartz 11. Matt Tebbs 12. Jeffrey Weaver 13. Dustin Prettyleaf 14. Steven Kenawell 15. Josh Fox 16. Ryan Lynn 17. Wyatt Walizer 18. Reed Thompson 19. Wes Matthews 20. Jazlyn Byles 21. Dale Schweikart 22. Jim Kennedy DNS Dakota Schweikart, Mariah Romig

PRO STOCKS: 1. Johnny Bouse 2. Noah Jensen 3. Cory Long 4. Jason Geeseman 5. Noah Kissinger 6. AY Schilling 7. Marc Bitler 8. Robert Tressler 9. AJ Hoffman 10. Kris Orwig Sr. 11. Brad Benton 12. Todd Geyer 13. Larry Knight DNS Denny Fourney

270 MICROS:  1. Tyler Clowes 2. Cory Stabley 3. Mac Wert 4. Jillian Mauer 5. Denny Rinehimer 6. Tyler Groft  7. Colton Geiher 8. Trevor Fernburg 9. Shaun Musser 10 Matthew Dixson 11. Cameron McClure 12. Matt Dixon 13. Preston Phillips 14. Jeffrey Weaver 15. Troy Groft

600 MICROS: 1. Mitchell Holden 2. Cory Stabley 3. Corey Bowmaster.

FOUR CYLINDERS:  1. Hunter Flook, 2. Matt Weaver 3. Zack Kline 4. Kyler Stahl 5. Joey Snook 6. Kevin Trimpey 8. Adam Harris 9. Cody Stover 10. Coty Maines 11. Bryun Hackenberg 12. Garrett Lucas 13. Nick Snook 14. Dylan Hoover 15. Robert Dorman 16. Jacob Morerro 17. Kayla Leigey 18. Devin Parks 19. Jon Stringfellow 20. Kyle Strouse 21. Alea Savage 22. Chris Small 23. Terry Karichner 24. Shane Flaherty.25. Brian Strouse DNS Tim Muthler, Troy Bennett

Photo Attached:  Dale Blaney won the 410 Sprint Phil Walter Classic at the Clinton County Speedway.  (Speedway provided photo)

Kunsman Claims Inaugural Event at Clinton County Speedway for Wingless Speedweek

Mill Hall, PA – The Clinton County Speedway was a new addition to the annual Hyper Racing 600 Speedweek this season, hosting 53 wingless 600 Micro Sprints on Tuesday night.   Tommy Kunsman Jr of Bethlehem, PA raced from the tenth postion to secure his second win of the season.   Neil Perchak of Bloomsburg, PA won the 270 Micro Sprint feature event.

Alex Ruppert of Lewisberry, PA and Sheldon Creed of Alpine, CA brought the field of 26 starters to the green flag.   Ruppert led the first lap but the caution came out with several cars getting together in turn one.   Creed used the restart to take the lead by the completion of the second circuit, with Ruppert trying to battle back.  Cautions occurred on laps 4 and 5 for two separate single car spins.   Following the lap five restart, Ruppert regained the top spot moving Creed to second followed by Steve Snyder Jr of Rising Sun, MD., Jaxon Bishop of Toney, AL and Tommy Kunsman Jr.

By lap number six, Kunsman advanced to third place, while Danner Briggs, who qualified through a transfer from the B-Main moved into the top ten after starting 20th.   On the next circuit, Kunsman passed Bard and then Ruppert to lead lap number seven. 

The cars were racing three and four wide for postion throughout the entire field.  Kunsman was running in the middle groove, as Bard moved to the top side to pass Ruppert for second and hoped to use the momentum to get around Kunsman.  By lap 10 Kunsman was leading Bard, Ruppert, Bishop and Danner.  Creed was running sixth followed by Colin White, Conner Gross, Nick Goff and Mason Beinhower. 

Kunsman and Bard continued to run first and second as Ruppert, Bishop and Danner were battling for third through fifth place.  With Bishop moving into the third spot on lap number 15.  As the leaders were about to encounter lapped traffic a caution came out on lap number 20.  Kunsman brought the field back to speed with Bard immediately committing to top side looking to make a pass.   On lap 25, the red flag came out for a two car incident on the front stretch Conner Mirabelli and Mason Peters tangled causing  Peters’ car to roll onto its side.  

A five lap shoot-out to the finish of the 30 lap main event would decide the winner.   Kunsman maintained his lane as Bard tried the top side of the speedway once again.   At the finish Kunsman claimed victory over Mitchell Bard, Jaxon Bishop, Briggs Danner and Alex Ruppert.  Sixth through tenth were Connor Gross, of Asbury, NJ, Colin White of Scranton, PA, Steve Snyder Jr. of Rising Sun, MD; Nick Groff of Manheim, PA and Zach Bealer of Leighton, PA. 

Heat races were won by: Bealer, Sam Johnson of St Peters, MO; Creed, Bishop Zach Weisenfluh of Taylor PA and Goss.  B-main qualifiers were won by Groff and Danner.  Fast time was set by Zach Jurcik of Scotland, CT with a time of 15.533 seconds.  Creed set a 8 lap track record with a time of 2:11.615

In the 270 Micro Sprints, Zachery Glass and Logan Hammaker started on the front row.  Glass led the opening laps, until lap three as fourth place starter Jeffrey Weaver took the lead.   A series of cautions took place on laps six and seven.  Ross Perchak came from eight and was in second by lap number six.  On lap ten Perchak passed Weaver, as Corey Stabley came from 22nd into the top three.  Glass and Michael Petock battled for the fourth and fifth place.   Petock led the final five laps to earn his first feature of the season at the Speedway.  Weaver was second, Stabley was third, Glass was fourth and Petock was fifth.  Sixth through tenth were Jillian Mauer, Logan Hammaker, Hunter Zimmerman, Shaun Musser and Matt Dixon.  Heats were won by Weaver, Coleton Eckroth and Perchak. 

 The Speedway returns on Friday July 21st with the United Racing Club 360 Sprint cars along with the Pro Stocks, 270 Micros and 4 Cylinders.  Gates will open at 5PM and hot laps are at 7PM.  For the latest speedway information visit the speedway’s website at ClintonCountySpeedway.com or like us on Facebook.

Hyper Racing 600 Speedweek: 1. Tommy Kunsman, Jr. 2. Mitchell Bard 3. Jaxon Bishop 4. Brigg Danner 5. Alex Ruppert 6. Connor Gross 7. Colin White 8. Steve Snyder Jr 9. Nick Groff 10. Zach Bealer 11. Jacob Severn 12. Christian Bruno 13. Zach Weisenfluh 14. Mason Beinhower 15. Matt Smith 16. Richie Hartman 17. Sheldon Creed 18. Sam Johnson 19. Zach Jurcik 20. Prestyn Brown 21. Bubba Hughes 22. Cole DeWease 23. Mason Peters 24. Connor Mirabelli 25. Tim Buckwalter 26. Michael Nolf

DNS: Kenny Beinhower III, Robby Brockman, Brandon Pavel, Kyle Lick , Ryan Boyd, Holden Eckman, Lukas Kostic, Jesse Maurer, Garyt Smith, PJ Reutimann, Sam Riggleman, Tyler Harper, Mitchell Holden, Maddie Boyd, James Roselli, Caiden Herbert, Joey Robinson, Jake Winters, Jason Rush, Wesley Sweatman, Keith McIntyre, Ronnie Dawson, Aidan Goldsmith, Bubba Rains, Scott Kreutter, Michael Nolf, PJ Williams.

270 Micros: 1. Ross Perchak, 2. Jeffrey Weaver, 3. Cory Stabley 4. Zachary Glass 5. Michael Petock 6. Jillian Maurer 7. Logan Hammaker 8. Hunter Zimmerman 9. Shaun Musser 10. Matt Dixson 11. Dustin Young 12. Zach Riggleman 13. Matthew Dixon 14. Mac Wert 15. Steven Fernburg, Jr. 16. Coleton Eckroth 17. Mike Haefke 18. Tom Quiggle 19. Wyatt White 20. Derek Johnson DNS Larry Dickey, Joe Snook.  

Mark Smith Wins Exciting 35th Anniversary 410 Show at Clinton County Speedway


Mill Hall, PA – The Clinton County Speedway continued to celebrate its 35th Anniversary season with another marquee event featuring the 410 Sprint Cars presented by NAPA Toner Auto Parts.   The 410 Sprint Cars put on an exciting show for the fans with Mark Smith of Sunbury claiming the $4,000 top prize.   The speedway also honored 410 Sprint Car feature winners from the inaugural 1989 season, including Greg Lamey, John Matrafailo, Phil Walter and Dave Williamson.  Other winners of the night included Tanner Jones in the Central PA Legends, Johnny Bouse in the Pro Stocks and Kyler Stahl won the 4 Cylinders. 

Photo: 1989 Feature Winners:  410 Sprint Car Drivers from the Speedway’s 1989 inaugural season were honored on Friday night.  (L-R Phil Walter #63, Greg Lamey #0, Dave Williamson #25W, John Matrafailo #77 and speedway promoter Jason McCahan)


Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery and Billy Dietrich of Aspers were the front row starters for the night’s 35-lap 410 Sprint Car main event.  Bard, in his rookie season in 410 Sprint Car competition and a former RaceSaver Clinton County Speedway champion, led the first lap.  On lap number two, the events only caution occurred for Bill Jones.   Bard continued to lead Dietrich followed by several Smiths (not related), including Cameron Smith, Ryan Smith, Mark Smith and Kyle Smith in the top six positions.


By the completion of lap number five, Bard continued to lead with Dietrich and Ryan Smith battling for postion, Mark Smith was fourth and Kyle Smith moved into the top five.  With ten laps complete the top five remained unchanged but the leaders were closing in on the back of the back and lapped traffic would soon become a factor.     On lap number 11, Mark Smith secured the third postion from Ryan Smith and on the next circuit he passed Dietrich for second place.   The veteran driver then set his sights on 410 rookie, Garrett Bard, who was now in lapped traffic. 


On lap 20, Bard had a lapped car between his machine and that of Smith.  Ryan Smith was running third, Dietrich was fourth, then two lapped cars back was fifth place runner Kyle Smith.  Running sixth through tenth Cameron Smith, Cody Fletcher, Will Brunson, Lucas Wolfe and Dale Schweikart. 

Smith closed in on Bard in lapped traffic and was able to make the pass for the lead on lap number 23.  On lap 30, Mark Smith continued to weave through lapped traffic while Bard and Ryan Smith battled for the runner up postion.  On lap 31, Ryan Smith took over second but was several car lengths behind Mark Smith with only four laps remaining.   Mark Smith claimed his first win at the Clinton County Speedway over Ryan Smith and Garrett Bard.   Dietrich finished fourth and Cameron Smith was fifth.  Sixth through tenth were Cody Fletcher, Will Brunson, Steve Buckwalter, Davie Franek and Kyle Smith.  Heats were won by Bard, Cameron Smith, Ryan Smith and Billy Dietrich.   The B-main was won by Reese Nowotarski.    

The Central PA Legends 20 lap feature had Tanner Jones and Chris Transeau starting on the front row.  Jones jumped into the lead from the start with Transeau, Colton Friese, Jorgie Sweger, and Rich Hartwig in the top five.  Tanner held the top spot as Transeau and Frise battled for second.   On lap number nine, Friese took the runner up postion as the leaders began to encounter lapped traffic on the tenth circuit.  With five laps remaining, Tanner was leading Friese, Hartwig, Cory Phillips and Deven Friese.  Tanner maintained his momentum in the final laps of the race to secure his first win at the speedway.  Colton Friese was second followed by Rick Hartwig, Cory Phillips, and Devin Friese. Sixth through tenth were Chad Earnest, Lacy Kuehl, Scott Spidle, Hunter McElroy and Grady McGrew.  Heat races were won by Jones and Transeau.

Pole sitter, AY Schilling led the first three circuits of the Pro Stock feature event.   Third place starter Noah Kissinger moved into the second postion and took the lead on lap number four.  Johnny Bouse advanced from the fifth position, moving into second place by lap number six.  On lap eight, Bouse powered down the backstretch to take the lead, shuffling Kissinger back to second.   The top three contenders for the championship, Bouse, Kissinger and Noah Long contested for the top three spots.   At the checkered flag, Bouse crossed the line first followed by Kissinger, Long, Noah Jensen and AY Schilling.   Sixth was Jason Butler followed by AJ Hoffman, Robert Tressler and Larry Knight.   Schilling won the heat races.

John Stringfellow started on the outside of the front row and led the early laps of the 4 cylinder feature event.  Zak Kline advanced from the eighth spot to take second with Coty Maines, Adam Harris, and Skyler Phillips in the top five by the fifth lap.  Kyler Stahl who started 11th began to climb his way to the front of the field and was up to third by lap number seven.  One lap later Stahl was the race leader with a pass coming out of turn four.  Stahl would lead the final laps to secure the win over Zak Kline and Tyler Phillips.  Joey Snook was fourth and Adman Harris was fifth.  Sixth through tenth were Michael Barrett, Kein Trianpey, Nick Snook , Terry Karichner, and Matt Weaver.  Heats were won by Coty Maines, Troy Bennett, and Zak Kline .

The Clinton County Speedway will host two events this week.  On Tuesday, July 18th, the speedway will be in action with night two of the Hyper Racing 600 Micro Sprint Car Wingless Speedweek.  The event is expecting the nation’s best 600 wingless drivers coming from the following states AL, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, NC, NH, NJ, NY, MD, MO, PA, SC, VA, WV, In addition the 270-winged micro sprints will be in competition.   Gates will open at 5PM and Hot laps are at 7PM.

On Friday, July 21st, the United Racing Club 360 Sprint cars will return for another exciting night of open wheel sprint car racing along with the Pro Stocks,, 270 Micros and 4 Cylinders.  Gates will open at 5PM and hotlaps are at 7PM.

For the latest speedway information visit the speedway’s website at ClintonCountySpeedway.com or like us on Facebook. 

Sprint Cars: 1. Mark Smith 2. Ryan Smith 3. Garrett Bard 4. Billy Dietrich 5. Cameron Smith 6. Cody Fletcher 7. Will Brunson 8. Steve Buckwalter 9. Davie Franek 10. Kyle Smith 11. Lucas Wolfe 12. Tyler Ross 13. Dale Schweikart 14. Mike Thompson 15. John Walp 16. Wyatt Walizer 17. Darren Pifer 18. Reese Nowotanski 19. Chris Frank 20. Chad Trout 21. Jordan Givler 22. Dustin Prettyleaf 23. Tyler Esh 24. Bill Jones  DNS: Ryan Higgens, Todd Gracey, Derek Swartz, Shane Yost, Bradley Howard, Mike Raboth, Zach Burd, Hayden Miller, Tim Glatfelter, Wes Mathews.

Central PA Legends: 1. Tanner Jones 2. Colton Friese 3. Rick Hartwig 4. Cory Phillips 5. Devin Friese 6. Chad Earnest 7. Lacy Kuehl 8. Scott Spidle 9. Hunter McElroy 10. Grady McGrew 11. Dave Benner 12. Chris Transeau 13. Jorjie Sweger 14. Seth Kearchner 16. Scott Musselman DNS Kelby Friese

Pro Stocks: 1. Johnny Bouse 2. Noah Kissinger 3. Cory Long 4. Noah Jensen 5. AY Schilling 6. Jason Butler 7. AJ Hoffman 8. Robert Tressler 9. Larry Knight

4 Cylinders: 1. Kyler Stahl 2. Zak Kline 3. Skyler Phillips 4. Joey Snook 5. Adam Harris 6. Michael Barrett 7. Kevin Trianpey 8. Nick Snook 9. Terry Karichner . 10. Matt Weaver 11. Bryun Hackenberg 12. Tim Teneyck 13. Anthony Potter 14. Tim Muthler 15. Johnny Stringfellow 16. Kyle Strouse 17. Troy Bennett 18. Garrett Lucas 19. Alea Savage 20. Dylan Hoover 21 Zach Rill  DQ  Coty Maines   

Photos (Track provided)  1989 Feature Winners:  410 Sprint Car Drivers from the Speedway’s 1989 inaugural season were honored on Friday night.  (L-R Phil Walter #63, Greg Lamey #0, Dave Williamson #25W, John Matrafailo #77 and speedway promoter Jason McCahan)

Mark Smith of Sunbury won the 35 lap 410 Sprint Car race Friday night at the Clinton County Speedway