Saturday Night Series Returns
Mechanicsburg, PAMay 19
This Saturday, May 25, the
Williams Grove Speedway Saturday Night Series returns to action at the famed
half-mile oval. After taking a week off due to the weekend World of Outlaws
show, the SNS will present a three-division extravaganza.
The Blazer's Body Shop Super
Sportsman class does not have a repeat winner.After six events on the Super Sportsman tour, there are six winners.Frankie Herr, a feature winner, has a 45-point lead.Carmen Perigo Jr. and Mike Enders remain tied for second place.
The Newville Electrical
Services 358 Late Models have the only repeat winner.Wes Alleman, a two-time feature winner, has a ten-point lead.Jake Jones, seeking his first victory of the year, is second in the
Craig Morgan, the 2012
Newville Construction Services Street Stock champion, leads the Street
Stocks points.Morgan, winless
so far, has a 50-point edge over Bob Gutshall.
This Saturday the Meet and
Greet will be an all Super Sportsman event.Steve Wilbur, Eric Eckert, and Rick Barr will have their cars on
display in the infield.The
Meet and Greet begins at The fans will have a half hour to meet the drivers and see the cars.
Saturday the Blazer's Body
Shop Super Sportsman will be racing in the Bill Heckert Memorial. The race
will be 25 laps and have double points.Joining the Super Sportsman will be the Newville Electrical Services
358 Late Models and the Newville Construction Services Street Stocks.The practice session is at
and racing begins at
There will be no increase in
admission price.The adult
admission remains at the low cost of five dollars.All children 12 and under are free.
Williams Grove Speedway
Blazer's Body Shop Super Sportsman ( 31 Cars ):
1) 33 Scott Geesey 2) 55c Chad Criswell 3) 20 Eric Eckert 4)
3B Mike Enders 5) 318 Chris Meleason 6) 77 Russ Mitten 7) 32 Gregg Foster 8) 11
Steve Fannasy ( Sprint Aces Hard Charger ) 9) 93 Carmen Perigo Jr. 10) 43 Doug
Dodson 11) 30 Scott Dellinger 12) 1 Paul Miller 13) 88w Eric Walker 14) 21 LeRoy
Martin 15) 99 Frankie Herr 16) 222 Jay Fannasy 17) 25 Bobby Hockenberry 18) 85
Jared Miller 19) 35 Gary Johnston 20) 20w Davey Walsh 21) 8 Rich Eichelberger
22) 29 Duaine Smith 23) 59 Steve Wilbur 24) 45 Dave Socks
Heat Winners - Chris Meleason, Chad Criswell, Eric Eckert
Consi Winner - Eric Eckert
Newville Electrical Services 358 Late Models ( 23 Cars ):
1) 64 Grant Adams 2) M1 Roy Miller 3) 1J Shaun Jones 4) 15
Jared Miller 5) 43 Jake Jones 6) NINE Randy Stoudt 7) 21z Mike Walls 8) 1w Billy
Wampler 9) 11 Sam Rial ( Artwerks Hard Charger ) 10) 62 Devin Frey 11) 72 Ron
Coleman 12) 2 Scott Richwine 13) 57 Brad Shank 14) 1 Gene Knaub 15) 7 Pat Beard
16) 25 Sam Gallagher 17) 4 Cole Amsden 18) 80 Wes Alleman 19) 48 Larry Baer 20)
17 Denny Willey 21) 116 Travis Mease
DNS: 78 John Ebersole, 19L Dave Latsha, 88 Randy Croop
Heat Winners: Gene Knaub, Scott Richwine, Jake Jones
Newville Construction Services Street Stocks ( 18 Cars ):
1) 80D Greg Diehl 2) 29J Jeff Haag 3) 00 Pat McNeal 4) 11
Craig Morgan ( Artwerks Hard Charger ) 5) 65 Bob Gutshall 6) 22 Steve Dove 7) 5
Dustin Hollinger 8) Super 7 Tim Drawbaugh 9) 81 Jasen Geesaman 10) 48 Taylor
Farling 11) 16 Walt Lemmon 12) 48D Danny Farling 13) 65L Lee Lingle 14) 77m Dan
Furman 15) 1 Eric Tripp 16) 99 Chad Smith
DNS: 14 Ed Halter, 86 Doug Hoffman
Heat Winners - Bob Gutshall, Steve Dove
Scott Geesey, Grant Adams, Greg
Diehl Win Williams Grove Speedway
Saturday Night Races
PA. May 5
Saturday night, at Williams Grove
Speedway, Scott Geesey became the sixth different winner in the Blazer's Body
Shop Super Sportsman Tour. Grant Adams dominated the 20-lap Newville
Electrical Services 358 Late Model feature. Greg Diehl held off the
determined challenges of Jeff Haag to win the Newville Construction Services
The beginning of the 20-lap Super
Sportsman feature had a narrow escape when pole sitter Gary Johnston lost power
on the front stretch. The field made it by without incident. With
restarting at the rear of the field, Eric Eckert moved to the pole position.
Eckert sprinted into the lead with
Chris Meleason in second. Sixth-place starter Scott Geesey was in third.
Geesey found an outside line, using the high line to pass Meleason in the third
lap. One-lap later Geesey used the high side of turn one to pass leader
Chad Criswell, the fourth-place
starter, gained second position during the ninth lap. There was a caution
on lap ten for a tangle between Frankie Herr and Rich Eichelberger.
Criswell, following the restart, made his bid for the lead. Criswell and
Geesey were even during the 12th circuit. Geesey changed lines and held
the lead position.
Scott Geesey gained an advantage
during the final five laps. The Wellsville driver won his first of the
year by eight lengths over Criswell. Eckert finished in third, with Mike
Enders in fourth, and Meleason was fifth.
Meleason, Criswell, and Eckert won the
heats for the 31-car field. Eric Walker was the consolation victor.
Steve Fannasy won the Sprint Aces Hard Charger award.
Grant Adams started on the outside of
the 358 Late Model front row. Adams
was the leader by the completion of the opening lap. Shaun Jones, Roy
Miller, and Gene Knaub had a close fight for second place. Wes Alleman,
the winner of the first two 358 Late Model features, retired from the race with
Gene Knaub found a fast lane on the
bottom and he advanced into second. Knaub quickly challenged Adams' lead. Knaub dove to the bottom of
turns three and four in the fifth lap. At the exit of turn four, he slid
up the track, making contact with Adams.
Although Knaub led lap six, he brought his car to a halt, a flat right rear tire
sending him to the pits.
Grant Adams continued to set the pace.
The Jonestown driver gained a large lead over Roy Miller, Shaun Jones, Jared
Miller, and Jake Jones. Despite a late caution flag, Adams won his first race of the season by 12
lengths. Roy MIller finished in second with Shaun Jones in third, Jared
Miller was fourth, and Jake Jones finished fifth.
The qualifying wins for the 24-car
field went to Knaub, Scott Richwine, and Jake Jones. Sam Rial won the
Artwerks Hard Charger award.
Steven Dove's Ford led the early
portion of the 15-lap Street Stock Feature. The top eight were racing in a
Greg Diehl, the fifth-place starter,
was third by conclusion of the fourth lap. The following lap Jeff Haag
passed Dove to become the new leader. Diehl moved into second with a lap
six pass of Dove.
Diehl used a lap six restart to his
advantage. He went to the top line in turns three and four to pass Haag.
Haag pressured Diehl throughout the remaining laps, often inches off his back
bumper. Greg Diehl's first win in over two years was by two lengths over
Haag, Pat McNeal, Craig Morgan, and Bob Gutshall. Artwerks added an extra
$100 to Diehl's winnings.
Gutshall and Dove won the heats for
the 18 competitors. The Artwerks Hard Charger award went to Craig Morgan.
The Blazer's Body Shop Super
Sportsman, plus the Newville Electrical Services 358 Late Models, and the
Newville Construction Services Street Stocks return to action this Saturday, May
11. The racing action begins at All adults
pay just five dollars with children 12 and under free.
Super Sportsman News
For Immediate Release
Mechanicsburg, PA April 21
NEWVILLE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
2013 DYNAMITE SERIES for SUPER SPORTSMAN
The 2013 Super Sportsman season will receive a big blast of sponsorship
courtesy of Jim Shuster and his Newville Construction Services. The Super
Sportsman "Dynamite Series" will reward competitors throughout the 2013
Every Super Sportsman Tour event will see an increase to the feature winner
guaranteeing a minimum of $1200 to win. Also, the sponsorship will enable
each Tour event to have an increased payoff for finishing positions eighteen
The tentative dates include: Selinsgrove, May 26 and July 7; Susquehanna
July 20; Lincoln Speedway August 31 and September 7, plus a Port Royal date
to be determined.
Newville Construction Services will sponsor a season-ending race featuring
the top ten drivers in the Heat Race Challenge point standings. The points
will be accumulated for the entire season by virtue of heat race finishing
positions. The top ten point drivers will compete in a ten-lap race paying
$1,000 to win.
The signature event of the Dynamite Series will be the July 6 Williams Grove
Speedway “Firecracker 40”. An additional $1,650 in sponsorship money will be
added to the first place payoff bringing the total to $3,000.00 to win.
Also, an extra $200 will be added to finishing positions 2 thru 24. This
program will utilize a time trial format and will be the largest paying race
of the regular season.
A promising season of Super Sportsman racing action has been made even
better through the efforts of Jim Shuster and Newville Construction
Services. The Blazer Body Shop Super Sportsman compete each Saturday night
at Williams Grove Speedway.
Lee Reading underwent a major operation and has a long road of recovery ahead.
Lee could use a little cheering up right now! Lee was the videographer at the
Springs during the 90's!
Cards of cheer can be sent to:
234 N. 12th Street
Pottsville, Pa 17901
Williams Grove Speedway May 4, 2013
here to view more photos
The displayed photos were picked by museum staff
who has spent many hours sorting
thousands of photos
in EMMR's collection.
EMMR photos are available for public viewing during
The museum is currently open every Friday from 10 AM
- 4 PM and
will begin its normal hours of 10 AM - 4 PM on
Fridays, Saturdays and
Sundays on April 6.The Spring "Open House" is
scheduled for April 6 & 7.
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2013 TOP 5 POINTS
TOP 5 SUPER SPORTSMAN
TOP 5 LATE MODEL POINTS
TOP 5 STREET STOCKS
1. 99 Frankie Herr
2. 93 Carmen Perigo Jr
3. 3B Mike Enders
4. 77 Russ Mitten
5. 11 Steve Fannasy
1. 80 Wes Alleman
2. 43 Jake Jones
3. 2 Scott Richwine
4. 15 Jared Miller
5. 64 Grant Adams
as of May 4th
1. 11 Craig Morgan
2. 65 Bob Gutshall
3. Super 7 Tim Drawbaugh
4. 00 Pat McNeal
5. 80D Greg Diehl