Bittner Sweeps Weekend Races Events at Clinton County Speedway

Mill Hall, PA – Timmy Bittner of Beech Creek had the best weekend of his racing career capturing two hallmark RaceSaver Sprint Car events at the Clinton County Speedway.  Bitter won the Founders Cup race on Friday night and then put his name in the history books by capturing the coveted Nittany 40 Championship on Saturday night.

FRIDAY NIGHT (6/30/2023) – Owen Dimm and Jacob Beganwald were the front row staters for Friday Night’s 25 lap Founders Cup event.  Dimm took command of the field as they raced into turns one and two. Fourth place starter Zach Rhodes advanced int the second postion as Timmy Bittner, who started eighth moved into third place.  By the completion of lap number five, Bittner took second place from Rhodes as Dale Schweikart was fourth and Begenwald ran in fifth.  

On lap number eight, Bittner passed Dimm for the lead and Josh Beamer passed Begenwald to move into the top five.  The caution came out on lap number 11 for three cars as they were coming out of turn four.   Bittner accelerated on the restart with Dimm, Rhoades, Schweikart and Beamer in pursuit.  On lap 17 Schweikart took the third postion and one lap later, Beamer passed Rhoades to advance into fourth.   On lap 19, Schweikart moved into second, tried to chase down Bittner who had opened up a decent sized lead while navigating lapped traffic.  Schweikart came within striking distance, but Bitner held on with a once second lead to claim the Founder Cup win, honoring speedway Founders Del Shank and Tedd Reitz.  Schweikart was second followed by Dimm, Beamer and Kasey Weaver.  Sixth through tenth were Zach Rhodes, Kruz Kepner, Ryan Lynn, Jacob Begenwald, and Johnny Smith.  Heat races were won by Mike Alleman, Dakota Schweikart, Owen Dimm and Johnny Smith.  The b-main was won by Jacob Gomola.

Kris Orwig and Rich Fye led the field of Pro Stocks to the green flap.   By lap number three, third place starter Johnny Bouse marched his way to the front of the field.  On lap number six, a two car incident involving Fye and Blake Snyder, brought out the caution flag.   Bouse brought the field back up to speed with AJ Hoffman and Cory Long running in the top three.   At the midway point of the race, Bouse was leading Hoffman, Long, Noah Jensen and AJ Stroup.  Two circuits later, Tommy Dawson moved into the top five.   On the final lap as the field was coming to the checkered flag, the caution flag waved again, setting up a one lap shootout to the finish.  Bouse held off the challenges of Dawson to secure the victory.   Stroup finished third, Josh Butler was fourth and Noah Kissinger completed the top five.   Sixth through tenth were Cory Long, Cody Cassler, Noah Jenson, Kris Orwig and AJ Hoffman.  Heat races were won by Long and Stroup. 

In the 270 Micro Sprints, Hunter Zimmerman and Mac Wert started on the front row.  Third place starter Tyler Clowes led the opening laps of the 15 lap feature event.  The red flag came out on lap number four, when Logan Hammaker rolled into his side during an incident exiting turn four.  The driver was ok.  Following on the restart, fifth place starter Jeffrey Weaver restarted on the back bumper of Clowes and was able to make a pass for the lead.   Weaver would lead the remaining laps to secure the win over Clowes and Cory Stabley.  Fourth and fifth went to Mac Wert and Sean McAndrew.  Sixth through tenth were Keigan Hines, Shaun Musser, Hunter Zimmerman, Jillian Maurer, and Mason McAndrew.  Qualifiers were won by Zimmerman and Sean McAndrew. 

In the final 600 wingless race to test and tune before the Hyper Racing 600 Speedweek show on Tuesday, July 18th, Prestyn Brown mastered his way around the speedway.  Brown led every lap of the feature event.  Brown started third in the feature event and quickly advanced to the top spot by the completion of lap number one.   Cory Stabley ran second to Brown at the finish.  Corey Bowmaster was third, Mitchell Holden was fourth and Sam Riggleman was fifth.  Brown also won the heat race. 

Garrett Lucas and Coty Maines led of field of 23 four-cylinders to the green flag.  Maines took control of the field at the drop of the green flag as Lucas settled into second.  At the completion of lap five, Maines and Lucas were leading Matt Weaver, Blake Snyder, Chris Small and Kyler Stahl.   Stahl quickly moved up through the field and was in third by lap number eight.  With two laps remaining, Stahl made his move and took the lead bringing Blake Snyder with him.  At the finish it was Stahl over Snyder, Maines, Lucas and Anthony Potter.  Sixth through tenth were Skylar Phillips, Adam Harris, Matt Weaver,  Joey Snook and Michael Barrett.  Heat races were won by Phillips and Snyder. 

SATURDAY (July 1, 2023) RESULTS:

Tim Iulg and Ken Duke comprised the front row for the start the RaceSaver Nittany 40 lap main event.   Duke led the opening lap with Iulg, Bitner and Jacob Gomola in pursuit.  By the completion of lap number two Bitner found his way around Duke.  By lap number nine the leaders began to encounter lapped traffic.   Bittner was leading Duke, Iulg, Gomola and Jeffrey Weaver on the completion of lap number ten.

On lap 16, the caution came out for two cars that spun.     Following the restart, Iulg and Gomola were in a heated battle for third.  Gomola took the third postion away from Iulg two laps later.   Ath the halfway mark, Bittner was leading, Duke Gomola, Weaver and Iulg.  As Matt Tebbs, Jon Scarborough, Kruz Kepner, Johnny Smith and Josh Beamer were in the top ten.  to lead the first lap.   Caution came out on lap 22, when Kasey Weavers car stopped just off of turn one.   On lap 27 another caution came out for a three car incident in turns three and four.  The cautions occurred just as Bitner was entering lapped traffic which may have helped Duke and Gomola.  Bittner again executed a flawless restart and used the open track to distance himself from Duke and Gomola.  On lap 32 that caution came out again, this time for Johnny Smith whose car slowed on the speedway. 

Bitner again held off Duke on the restart and led the final eight laps to pick up the second night victory of the weekend.  It was the biggest win in Bittner’s second year of RaceSaver competition. Duke finished in the runner up position, followed by Gomola, Weaver and Iulg.  Sixth through tenth were Matt Tebbs, Kruz Kepner, Jared Zionkowski, Jacob Begenwald and Jon Scarborough.  Heat races were won by Johnny Smith, Timmy Bittner, Kruz Kepner, and Jacob Begenwald.  B-main was won by Dustin Prettyleaf.  Fast time was set by Johnny Smith at 14.410 seconds.

Mac Wert led the first lap of the 270 Micro Sprint feature.  By lap number two, sixth place starter Tyler Clowes took over the top spot.  By lap number five, Clowes was into lapped traffic with Wert and Cory Stabley trying to chase him down.  Stabley and Logan Hammaker battled for third and fourth, swapping positions on several laps.  Clowes continued to pace the field to win his first career feature event at the speedway.  Wert finished second, Stabley was third followed by Hammaker and Hunter Zimmerman.  Sixth through tenth were Matt Dixson, Steven Fernburg, Jr., Evan Dickey, Mathew Dixon and Ryan Wickham.  Heat races were won by Clowes and Hammaker.

The Pro Stocks ran in a 12 lap event.  Cory Long led every lap of the non-stop event, setting a new track record.  Noah Kissinger ran second for the entire event, with Johnny Bouse finishing third. 

Garrett Lucas led the first two laps of the 4 Cylinder stock car 

event.  On lap number three Coty Maines took over the top spot with Kyler Stahl moving into second.   By lap number five, Maines with out in front as seventh place starter Skyler Phillips advanced into second followed by Lucas and Stahl in contention.   Following a lap eight restart, Maines and Phillips battled for the lead.  Philips took the lead on lap number ten.  He held on for his first career victory.   Maines was second followed by Beachel, Kyler Stahl and Zak Kline. Sixth through tenth were Lucas, Joey Snook, Tim Teneyck, Nick Snook and Bryun Hackenberg.   Heat races were won by Phillips and Snyder.

The Clinton County Speedway returns with racing action this coming Friday night, July 7th.  The four division show will feature the Limited Late Models, the Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints, and the four Cylinders.  Gates open at 5PM, Hot laps at 7PM, and qualifying beings at 7:30PM.  The following week, July 14th will host the first 410 Sprint car show of the season honoring the 410 sprint car winners from the 1989 season.  For the latest speedway information visit the speedway online at or on social media channels including Facebook Twitter and Instagram.


Sprint Cars: 1. Timmy Bittner 2. Dale Schweikart 3. Owen Dimm 4. Josh Beamer 5. Kasey Weaver 6. Zach Rhodes 7. Kruz Kepner 8. Ryan Lynn 9. Jacob Begenwald 10. Johnny Smith 11. Mike Koehler 12. Jacob Gomola 13. Jeffrey Weaver 14. Fred Arnold 15. Dustin Prettyleaf 16. Jon Scarborough 17. Mike Allman 18. Derek Swartz 19. Steve Kenawell Jr. 20. Josh Fox 21. DJ Cassler 22. Dakota Schweikart 23. Chris Kreider 24. Jared Zionkowski  DNS Scott Frack, Ken Duke Jr., Lance Christie, Matt Kline, Logan Jones, Austin Greenland, Todd Lynn, Reed Thompson, Mariah Romig, Mia Kopoman, Wes Matthews, Matt Tebbs.

Pro Stocks: 1. Johnny Bouse 2. Tommy Dawson 3. AJ Stroup 4. Josh Butler 5. Noah Kissinger 6. Cory Long 7. Cody Cassler 8. Noah Jensen 9. Kris Orwig 10. AJ Hoffman 11. Larry Knight 12. Brandon Moser 13. Blake Snyder 14. Rich Fye 15. Marc Bitler DNS Todd Geyer, Paul Metz Jr.

270 Micros: 1. Jeffrey Weaver  2. Tyler Clowes 3. Cory Stabley 4. Mac Wert 5. Sean McAndrew 6. Keigan Himes 7. Sean Musser 8. Hunter Zimmerman 9. Jillian Mauer 10. Mason McAndrew. 11. Bobby Sanso 12. Zac Riggleman 13. Matt Dixson 14. Evan Dickey 15. Tom Quiggle 16. Ryan Wichham 17. Trevor Fernburg 18. Mathew Dixson 19. Steven Fernburg Jr. 20. Logan Hammaker

600 Micros: 1. Prestyn Brown, 2. Cory Stabley 3. Corey Bowmaster 4. Mitchell Holden 5. Sam Riggleman.

Four-Cylinders: 1. Kyler Stahl 2. Blake Snyder 3. Garrett Lucas 4. Coty Maines 5. Anthony Potter 6. Skylar Phillips 7. Adam Harris 8. Matt Weaver 9. Joey Snook 10. Michael Barrett 11. Cody Stover 12. Nick Snook 13. Bryun Hackenburg 14. Tim Muthler 15. Toby Maines 16. Terry Karchiner 17. Sam Regitz 18. Joey Snook 19. Chris Small 20. Tim Teneyck 21. Robert Dorman 22. Zack Kline


Sprint Cars: 1. Timmy Bitner 2. Ken Duke 3. Jacob Gomola 4. Jeff Weaver 5. Tim Iulg 6. Matt Tebbs 7. Kruz Kepner 8. Jared Zionkowski 9. Jacob Begenwald 10. Jon Scarborough 11. Josh Beamer 12. Steve Kennawell Jr. 13. Zach Rhodes 14. Ryan Lynn 15. Austin Greenland 16. Dale Schweikart 17. Owen Dimm 18. Derek Swartz 19. Dakota Schweikart 20. Fred Arnold 21. Logan Jones 22. Johnny Smith 23. Dustin Prettyleaf 24. Kasey Weaver  DNS: Matt Kline, Lance Christie, Mike Alleman, Scott Frack, Chris Kreider, Reed Thompson, Ben Miklos, Wes Mathews, Mia Kopoman, Mike Koehler, Mariah Romig, Nathan Pierce

 270 Micros:  1. Tyler Clowes, 2. Mac Wert 3. Cory Stabley 4. Logan Hammaker 5. Hunter Zimmerman 6. Matt Dixson 7. Steven Fernburg Jr. 8. Evan Dickey 9. Mathew Dixon 10. Ryan Wickham 11. Trevor Fernburg 12. Jillian Maurer 13. Jeffrey Weaver.

Pro Stocks: 1. Cory Long, 2. Noah Kissinger, 3. Johnny Bouse.

4 Cylinders: 1. Skyler Phillips 2. Coty Maines 3. Larry Beachel 4. Kyle Stahl 5. Zak Kline 6. Garrett Lucas 7. Joey Snook 8. Tim Teneyck 9. Nick Snook 10. Bryun Hackenburg 11. Kyle Workman 12. Robert Dorman 13. Toby Maines 14. Tim Muthler 15. Michael Barrett 16. Blake Snyder 17. Johnathon Stringfellow 18. Adam Harris 19. James Bilger. 

LR – Gamola-Bittner-Duke:  Timmy BIttner wins the Nittany 40 at Clinton County Speedway.  (left to right, Jacob Gomola (3rd) Timmy BIttner (1st) Ken Duke (2nd)

McCahan Bittner – Speedway promoter Jason McCahan presents Timmy Bittner with the winners trophy.