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09/18/06


LOCAL DRIVERS HAVE ONE MORE RACE TO PREPARE FOR $50,000 PRIZE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- With $50,000 awaiting the winner of the
National Open for sprint cars on September 30, the Williams Grove
regulars known as the Pennsylvania Posse will have one more night to
fine tune their cars for the richest weekend in the storied history of
this venerable speedway.
A complete program of sprint car racing and a limited sprint
championship on Friday, September 22, starting at 8:00 will be the
final event at Williams Grove before the September 29-30 National Open
weekend presented by Cleveland Brothers and sanctioned by the World of
Outlaws.
While several of the speedway's weekly competitors have
experienced big paydays, only Don Kreitz, Jr. has ever earned $50,000
for winning a sprint car race. It happened at the King's Royal at
Ohio's Eldora Speedway 20 years ago.
Kreitz is also a past National Open champion, but his victory in
1993 was worth only $26,085.
Lance Dewease's three richest paydays came with his National Open
crowns.
He earned $26,000 in 1996 for his first National triumph, $25,000
in 2001 for his second and $30,000 in 2003 for his third victory in the
East's richest and most prestigious sprint car race.
While no other current track regulars have won the National Open,
some have earned lucrative payoffs in recent years.
Fred Rahmer collected $20,000 for winning the Summer Nationals at
Williams Grove last year and Greg Hodnett earned a like amount for
winning that event in 2002.
The posse will face stiff competition from the invaders since World
of Outlaws drivers have won every major sprint car event run in the
United States this year.
Defending National Open champion Donny Schatz earned $140,000 at
the Knoxville Nationals. Summer Nationals winner Daryn Pitman recently
won the $50,000 Gold Cup in Chico, California. Joey Saldana also earned
$50,000 with his King's Royal victory. Schatz added another $30,000 to
his bank account for winning the Silver Cup at Sarver, Pa.'s Lernerville
Speedway and Brooke Tatnell collected $25,000 at Skagit Speedway in
Alger, Washington.
Some reserved seats remain for the National Open and credit card
orders are accepted at 717.697.5000.


RAIN POSTPONES GROVE PROGRAM UNTIL SEPTEMBER 22

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Friday night’s races at Williams Grove Speedway were rained out.
The entire program featuring sprint car racing and a championship event for the limited (358 c.i.) sprints will be presented on Friday evening, September 22.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.
A shower at approximately 7:00 forced Friday night’s postponement.
The super sportsman portion of the September 22 program has been cancelled.

The Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point standings in the sprint car division are as follows:
1. Lance Dewease 6260
2. Fred Rahmer 6205
3. Doug Esh 5980
4. Mike Erdley 5050
5. Chad Layton 4840
6. Don Kreitz, Jr. 4680
7. Mark Smith 4540
8. Todd Shaffer 4075
     Brian Montieth 4075
10. Brian Leppo 4015

Feature winners in the sprint car division are as follows:
Doug Esh – 5, Lance Dewease – 4, Greg Hodnett – 4, Fred Rahmer – 2, Todd Shaffer – 2, Mark Smith – 2, Keith Kauffman, Niki Young, Chad Layton, Lucas Wolfe, Jim Siegel, Brian Montieth, Daryn Pittman, Jeff Shepard, Terry McCarl and Craig Dollansky one win apiece.


FOUR POINT RACES LEFT -- DEWEASE LEADS RAHMER BY 55

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- With only four point races remaining at
Williams Grove Speedway, the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass sprint car
championship is shaping up as a fight to the finish between two drivers
who have accounted for 11 of the last 12 track championships.
Six-time and defending champion Fred Rahmer entered the recent twin
20s leading five-time champ Lance Dewease by 55 points, but when the
night ended it was Deweasae who led Rahmer by 55 points.
That is the deficit Rahmer will be attempting to erase when the
sprint cars share the pit area with the limited (358 c.i.) sprints on
Friday, September 15.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.
A mechanical failure sent Rahmer to the pits early in the first
20-lap feature on September 3 and left him with a 25th-place finish.
In the second feature he charged from 25th to finish fourth and kept his
hopes alive for an unprecedented seventh championship.
Dewease moved into the point lead by finishing sixth and fifth
respectively in the twin 20s.
Dewease has recorded four victories and 17 top-five finishes thus
far in 2006.
Rahmer has been shut out of victory lane since sweeping a two-day
World of Outlaws event in May. Although they were his only two wins of
the season at Williams Grove, he has been remarkably consistent with 21
top-five finishes to his credit.
Doug Esh, the division win leader with five victories, is currently
third in the point standings, a distant 280 markers behind Dewease.
Other point races remaining on the 2006 schedule include a
sprint/super sportsman double header on September 22, and the two-day
National Open on September 29-30.
Cory Haas will carry a 70-point lead over Kevin Nouse into the 358
finale, a championship event for the limited sprints, on September 15.


SATURDAY NIGHT SERIES CONCLUDES: DAVID SOCKS IN VICTORY LANE

MECHANICSBURG, PA – After trying for several years, David Socks finally won a super sportsman feature at Williams Grove Speedway and he did it in very convincing fashion.

Socks started fourth on Saturday night and took the lead while three cars ran under a blanket as they crossed the finish line on the first lap.

Once in front the Hagerstown resident simply checked out, opening a lead which stretched to a full straightaway during the 20-lap event.

While Socks was dominating the race the battle for second place was not decided until Bobby Hockenberry, who started eighth, slipped past Brian Boughter on the 16th lap.

Boughter settled for third at the finish, one spot ahead of Rich Eichelberger, who started 12th.

Scott Dellinger completed the top five.

Russ Mitten, Kevin Yiengst, Rick Barr, Jeremy Strausser and Paul Miller finished in positions six through ten respectively.

Frankie Herr, who finished 11th, had his streak of 13 consecutive top-five finishes come to an end, but his consistency mathematically clinched the 2006 sportsman championship at Williams Grove with one race remaining for that division.

Heats for the 36 sportsman cars were won by Socks, Hockenberry, Boughter and Dave Berkheimer. John Stehman and Danny Hager won the consolation races.

Jim Salisbury took the lead from Rodney Clouser with a late race outside move off turn four and went on to win the street stock feature.

Clouser settled for second ahead of Randy Patterson, Rick Yohn and Dave Motter.

Although Kory Sites did not finish the feature he was able to wrap up the track championship in the street stock division.

Grant Adams won the 15-lap 4-cylinder stock car feature.

There were 36 sportsman cars, 34 4-cylinders and 18 street stocks in competition.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – September 9, 2006
Super Sportsman Feature – 20 laps – 1. David Socks, 2. Bobby Hockenberry, 3. Brian Boughter, 4. Rich Eichelberger, 5. Scott Dellinger, 6. Russ Mitten, 7. Kevin Yiengst, 8. Rick Barr, 9. Jeremy Strausser, 10. Paul Miller, 11. Frankie Herr, 12. Steve Fannasy, 13. Danny Hager, 14. Jim Shuttlesworth, 15. Leroy Martin, 16. John Stehman, 17. Gregg Foster, 18. Steve Wanner, 19. Billy Schoffstall, 20. Joe Orsulak, 21. John Stoner, 22. Carmen Perigo, Jr., 23. Dave Berkheimer, 24. Duaine Smith

4-Cylinder Stock Car Feature – 15 laps – 1. Grant Adams, 2. Kevin Thomas, 3. Frank Grubic, 4. Patrick McLanigan, 5. Ronnie Buck, 6. Dustin Hollinger, 7. Joe Jacubic, 8. Kyle Levengood, 9. Ed Hollinger, 10. Dave Kreiser, 11. Brian Wentzel, 12. Keith Bass, 13. Randy Wible, 14. Roy Eckenrode, 15. Kyle Wiser, 16. Dennis Christ, Jr., 17. Jason Wible, 18. Gary Dehart, 19. John Welsh, 20. Ronnie Garlock, 21. Matt Williamson, 22. Leroy Long, 23. John Stoll, 24. Dave Edwards,

Street Stock Feature – 15 laps – 1. Jim Salisbury, 2. Rodney Clouser, 3. Randy Patterson, 4. Rick Yohn, 5. Dave Motter, 6. Kevin Wirt, 7. Gary Welsh, 8. Bob Gutshall, 9. Roger Leaman, 10. Marc Berzowski, 11. Paul Morgan, 12. Tim Wirt, 13, Dene Light, 14. Willie Godfrey, 15. Kory Sites, 16. Tim Drawbaugh, 17. Carmen Catabiano, 18. Randy Allen (DNS).


SATURDAY NIGHT SERIES CONCLUDES SEPTEMBER 9

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The Saturday night series featuring super
sportsman cars will conclude on September 9 at Williams Grove Speedway.
The sportsman cars will be joined by the street stocks and the
4-cylinder stock cars this week.
The late model division, which was part of the Saturday night
series, concluded its season on August 26.
Six-time Silver Spring late model champion Carl Billet earned the
2006 title at Williams Grove in the first season of competition for this
class at this historic Speedway.
Billet nipped Jake Lettich and Larry Baer for the championship.
Frankie Herr is well on his way to the inaugural super sportsman title.
While the Carlisle resident leads the point standings by a wide
margin, the race for second place should go right down to the wire.
Carmen Perigo, Jr., Jim Shuttlesworth and Rich Eichelberger are in
a battle for runner-up honors although catching Herr will be a tall order.
Kory Sites has a solid lead in the street stock point standings.
Jim Salisbury, Randy Patterson, Marc Berzowski and Paul Morgan are
still in contention.
The September 9 program is scheduled to begin at 7:00.
The competitor support, particularly in the super sportsman and
late model divisions, was very impressive in the first year for the
Saturday night series at Williams Grove. The response was strong enough
to prompt track owner/promoter Morgan Hughes to announce that the series
will return in 2007.
The super sportsman cars will return to Williams Grove along with
the sprint cars on Friday night, September 22.


SUNDAY: LUCAS WOLFE, DOUG ESH AND PAT CANNON WIN

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Lucas Wolfe and Doug Esh split the twin 20 lap features for sprint cars Sunday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

Wolfe started sixth in the first feature and wasted no time going to the front as he took the lead from Kyle Pruitt with an outside move exiting turn four on the first lap.

While Wolfe set the pace, Todd Shaffer, who started fifth, was closing fast. Shaffer took second from Alan Krimes on lap 19 and was within a car length of Wolfe at the finish.

It was the first victory of the season for the 19-year old Mechanicsburg resident who became the speedway’s 16th different winner of the year in the 410 c.i. division.

Chris Meleason turned in his best effort of the season with a fourth place finish. Brian Montieth, Lance Dewease, Niki Young, Chad Layton, Don Kreitz, Jr. and Mike Erdley completed the top ten.

Fred Rahmer suffered mechanical problems and was credited with a 25th-place finish, which caused him to surrender the lead in theCindy Rowe Auto Glass point standings to Dewease.

Montieth set the pace in the second feature while Esh, who started 12th, was charging through traffic. Following a spirited duel with Montieth, Esh took the lead with an inside move through three and four on lap 17, then rolled to his fifth victory of the season at Williams Grove to lead all drivers in that category.

Layton took second from Montieth on the last lap. Rahmer passed 21 cars to finish fourth.

Dewease, Erdley, Wolfe, Greg Hodnett, Brian Leppo, and Young completed the top ten.

Heat winners in the sprint car division were Wolfe, Montieth and Michael Carber.

Pat Cannon followed last week’s $4000 URC win with his second consecutive 358 c.i. victory.

Kevin Nouse, Eric Tomecek, Chad Trout and Matt Boland rounded out the top five.

Nouse, Tomecek, Nyle Berkes and Cannon won heats for the 42 limited sprints. Consolation races went to Cory Haas and Steve Buckwalter.

There will be no sprint car races at Williams Grove during the weekend of September 8-10. The super sportsman cars will headline the program on Saturday, September 9, at 7:00.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – September 3, 2006
First 20-lap Sprint Car Feature – 1. Lucas Wolfe, 2. Todd Shaffer, 3. Alan Krimes, 4. Chris Meleason, 5. Brian Montieth, 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Niki Young, 8. Chad Layton, 9. Don Kreitz, Jr., 10. Mike Erdley, 11. Greg Hodnett, 12. Doug Esh, 13. Keith Kauffman, 14. Mark Smith, 15. Craig Keel, 16. Brian Leppo, 17. Kyle Pruitt, 18. Steve Buckwalter, 19. Cody Darrah, 20. Billy Kimmel, 21. Cale Grubb, 22. Michael Carber, 23. Pat Cooper, 24. Rick Lafferty, 25. Fred Rahmer

Second 20-lap Sprint Car Feature – 1. Esh, 2. Layton, 3. Montieth, 4. Rahmer, 5. Dewease, 6. Erdley, 7. Wolfe, 8. Hodnett, 9. Leppo, 10. Young, 11. Kreitz, Jr., 12. Krimes, 13. Carber, 14. Keel, 15. Shaffer, 16. Lafferty, 17. Meleason, 18. Kimmel, 19. Buckwalter, 20. Smith, 21. Kauffman, 22. Darrah, 23. Pruitt, 24. Grubb, 25. Cooper

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Featture – 20 laps – 1. PatCannon, 2. Kevin Nouse, 3. Eric Tomecek, 4. Chad Trout, 5. Matt Boland, 6. Kevin Nagy, 7. Nate Snyder, 8. Billy Johns, 9. Steve Buckwalter, 10. Dale Hammaker, 11. Blane Heimbach, 12. Nate Hammaker, 13. Derek Locke, 14. Danny Massey, 15. Stewart Smith, 16. Bob Anderson, 17. John Westbrook, 18. Nyle Burkes, 19. Randy Rhoads, 20. Jason Shultz, 21. Glenndon Forsythe, 22. Adrian Shaffer, 23. Matt Beasley, 24. Cory Haas


SATURDAY: HOCKENBERRY, HARE AND YOHN WIN

MECHANICSBURG, PA – After six years of trying, Bobby Hockenberry won a super sportsman feature Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

Dave Berkheimer beat Kevin Yiengst into the first corner in the 20-lap main event and set the early pace with Hockenberry chasing him.

Hockenberry used an inside move off turn four to take the lead on lap five.

Gregg Foster and Paul Miller followed him past Berkheimer the next time around and for the remainder of the event that trio raced under a blanket for the lead.

Despite the close racing there were no position changes among the top three as Hockenberry scored his first Williams Grove victory with Foster second and Miller third.

Chris Reed finished a solid fourth with Frankie Herr fifth.

Herr, who started 14th, kept his record intact by scoring his 13th top-five finish in as many races at Williams Grove Speedway this year.

Rich Eichelberger finished sixth after starting twelfth./ Carmen Perigo came from sixteenth to claim the seventh position.

Berkheimer, Rick Barr and Jim Shuttlesworth completd the top ten.

Heats for the 30 sportsman cars were won by Reed, David Socks and Berkheimer. Leroy Martin won the consolation race.

Using his familiar outside line Les Hare moved from his ninth starting position to take the lead from Bernie Beard on the 15th lap of the 20-lap late model feature. Hare rolled to his fourth win of the season over Beard, Jake Lettich, Jared Miller and Steve Billet.

Carl Billet finished sixth and clinched the late model championship. Heats for the 24 late models went to Larry Baer, Carl Billet and Bernie Beard.

Rick Yohn won his second consecutive street stock feature.

The Saturday night series featuring the super sportsman cars will return to Williams Grove Speedway on September 9.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – August 26,2006
Super Sportsman Feature – 20 laps – 1. Bobby Hockenberry, 2. Gregg Foster, 3. Paul Miller, 4. Chris Reed, 5. Frankie Herr, 6. Rich Eichelberger, 7. Carmen Perigo, Jr., 8. Dave Burkheimer, 9. Rick Barr, 10. Jim Shuttlesworth, 11, Scott Dellinger, 12. Jason Fry, 13. John Stoner, 14. Stan Wanner, 15. Danny Hager, 16. Leroy Martin, 17. Kevin Yiengst, 18. Russ Mitten, 19. John Stehman, 20. Ryan Rupp, 21. Duaine Smith, 22. David Socks, 23. Jeremy Strausser, 24. Steve Fannasy

Late Model Feature – 20 laps - 1. Les Hare, 2. Bernie Beard, 3. Jake Lettich, 4. Jared Miller, 5. Steve Billet, 6. Carl Billet, 7. Pat Beard, 8. Gerry Stutting, 9. Tom Blackwell, 10. Shaun Jones, 11. Travis Keeney, 12. Larry Baer, 13. Randy Schaeffer, 14. Dave Sokoloski, 15. Mike Altobelli, Jr., 16. D. J. Mease, 17. Mike Spangler, 18. Tom Lainhart, 19. Zach Kauffman, 20. Steve Weikel, 21. Roy Miller, 22. Chad Yinger, 23. John Ebersole, 24. Mike Leonard

Street Stock Feature – 15 laps – 1. Rick Yohn, 2. Dave Motter, 3. Marc Berzowski, 4. Kevin Wirt, 5. Paul Morgan, 6. Dene Light, 7.Randy Patterson, 8. Tim Drawbaugh, 9. Mike Shomper, 10. Jim Salisbury, 11. Roger Leaman 12. Kory Sites, 13. Gary Welsh, 14. Ben Cornbower, 15. Rodney Clouser


TRIUMPHANT RETURN FOR HODNETT -- CANNON'S 358 SCORES $4000 WIN

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Greg Hodnett emphatically shed his injury jinx
by winning the 25-lap sprint car feature Friday night at Williams Grove
Speedway and Pat Cannon defeated a strong field of challengers to score
a $4000 victory in the URC-sanctioned 360 c.i. sprint championship.
Hodnett returned last week from a broken leg suffered in a
Speedweek sprint car crash, and was on his way to a victory when he was
involved in a fourth turn wreck which injured his arm and caused him to
miss another race. However, he was feeling no pain Friday night.
After starting eighth, the Memphis transplant moved into the
runnerup spot on the fourth lap and began to chase early leader Brian
Leppo. Hodnett used an inside move off turn four on lap 16 to take
the lead, then rolled to his fourth victory of the season at Williams Grove.
Leppo held on for second place in his best effort f the year.
Lance Dewease used an aggressive inside move on the final turn to take
third place from Fred Rahmer. Mike Erdley completed the top five.
Don Kreitz, Jr., Lucas Wolfe, Niki Young, Brian Montieth and Mark
Smith finished in positions six through ten respectively.
Heat winners for the 26 sprint cars were Rahmer, Cody Darrah and
Leppo with the consolation race going to Michael Carber.
Using his Williams Grove-legal 358 c.i. motor against the more
powerful 360s. Cannon took the lead at the start, was brilliant in
lapped traffic and scored his second consecutive victory at this
historic speedway.
Former USCS champ Kenny Adams settled for runnerup honors with
Grove point leader Cory Haas third. Brian Seidel was fourth and URC
point leader Curt Michael came from 18th to finish fifth.
Kevin Welsh, Greg Coverdale, Scott Pursell, Brook Weibley and Billy
Pauch completed the top ten.
Heats for the 50 cars were won by Pursell, Heimbach, Justin Barger,
Dave McGough and Brian Seidel. Midge Miller won the C-main and Jon
Eldreth won the B. Davey Sammons set fast time in qualifications with a
lap of 18.291.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - August 25, 2006
Embarq Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Brian
Leppo, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Fred Rahmer, 5. Mike Erdley, 6. Don
Kreitz, Jr., 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Niki Young, 9. Brian Montieth, 10.
Mark Smith, 11. Todd Shaffer, 12. Rick Lafferty, 13. Craig Keel, 14.
Doug Esh, 15. Michael Carber, 16. Steve Buckwalter, 17. Kyle Pruitt,
18. Mark Coldren, 19. Cody Darrah, 20. Chris Meleason, 21. Jim
Siegel, 22. Chad Jumper, 23. Karl Baker, 24. Judi Bates

1.866. SHOT DROP/Bars Leaks URC Championship 25 laps - 1. Pat
Cannon, 2. Kenny Adams, 3. Cory Haas, 4. Brian Seidel, 5. Curt
Michael, 6. Kevin Welsh, 7. Greg Coverdale, 8. Scott Pursell, 9.
Brook Weibley, 10. Billy Pauch, 11. Blane Heimbach, 12. Billy Brian,
13. Danny Massey, 14. Mike Walter, 15. Justin Barger, 16. Josh
Weller, 17. Jimmy Stitzel, 18. Jon Eldreth, 19. Ed Aikin, 20. Davey
Sammons, 21. Dave McGough, 22. Todd Rittenhouse, 23. John
Westbrook, 24. Kramer Williamson, 25. Brooke Bowman


TWIN 20s SEPT. 1 -- UNIQUE FORMAT FOR 3-DIVISION SHOW SEPT. 3

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Williams Grove Speedway will host two special
events over the Labor Day weekend with sprint car racing as the featured
attraction on both Friday, September 1, and Sunday, September 3.
Twin 20-lap features for sprint cars will highlight Friday night's
program with the first heat scheduled to start at 8:00.
There will be no time trials for the twin 20s.
The speedway's usual handicapping system will be used to line up
the qualifying heats and the first feature. The winner will draw for
inversion in the second feature.
Triple 20-lap features run at Williams Grove on August 18 produced
three different winners in Mark Smith, Lance Dewease and Doug Esh.
With a tight point race between defending Cindy Rowe Auto Glass
champion Fred Rahmer and five-time titlist Lance Dewease the twin 20s
could go a long way in deciding who will wear the crown this year.
A fireworks display will follow the races on Friday night.
The special Sunday night program on the eve of Labor Day will be a
rare open wheel triple header featuring sprint cars, limited (358 c.i.)
sprints and super sportsman cars.
While the usual qualifying procedure for sprint cars will be in
effect, a unique format will be introduced for the other two divisions.
The top ten drivers in both the limited and sportsman point
standings will be locked into their respective features and will
comprise rows two through six in the starting lineup. They will be
inverted with the point leaders starting twelfth and the tenth-ranked
drivers starting third.
The remainder of the field will be divided into two qualifying
races for each division. The qualifying races will be lined up with the
high point drivers starting at the front of each race.
The winners of the qualifying races will earn front row starting
positions for their respective features.
The next six finishers in each qualifying race will fill rows seven
through twelve in their feature lineup.
Instead of a possible eight heats and four consolation races for
the sportsman and limited sprints combined, the new format will require
only four qualifying events.
"This format will keep the qualifying races to a minimum and should
allow the fans to see three open wheel features within a reasonable
time frame," said Justin Loh, co-general manager of Williams Grove
Speedway.
The September 3 program will start at 7:00.


FINAL SATURDAY NIGHT FOR LATE MODELS AUGUST 26

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- When the Saturday night series featuring super
sportsman cars, late models and street stocks returns to Williams Grove
Speedway on August 26, the late models will be making their final start
of the 2006 season.
The sportsman and street stocks will be back on September 9, but
the 4-cylinder stock cars are scheduled instead of the late models on
that night.
The late model division has been extremely competitive in its first
season as a featured attraction at Williams Grove.
Six different drivers have claimed at least one feature event this
year.
Les Hare has won three of the nine features that have been presented.
Carl Billet is the only other driver to repeat in this division.
Other winners have included Daryl Burkholder, Jake Lettich, Jake
Jones and Derrick Zirkle.
Nineteen different drivers have managed at least one top five finish.
Billet has been in the top five seven times in nine races.
After demonstrating such consistency, it is not surprising that the
former Silver Spring Speedway champion is in a good position to clinch
his first title at Williams Grove.
Frankie Herr is in a similar position in the sportsman division,
although he will have to wait a bit longer to make it official.
Not only will the sportsman cars be back on September 9, but they
will also join the sprint cars and limited sprints on Sunday, September 3.
Saturday night series programs are scheduled to begin at 7:00.
The Saturday night series will return to Williams Grove Speedway in
2007.


358 c.i. DRIVERS SET TO DEFEND THEIR TURF AUGUST 25

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Ever since its inception in 1939 Williams
Grove Speedway has thrived on rivalries.
Us against them. The home team versus the visitors.
From the days of Tommy Hinnershitz to Mitch Smith's heroics against
the United States Auto Club and the long standing rivalry with the World
of Outlaws, the sprint car drivers who compete regularly at the Grove
have always been proud of their ability to defend their turf.
On Friday evening, August 25, the limited (358 c.i.) sprint car
drivers will have their first opportunity to defend their home track
against some of the best 360 c.i. sprint car drivers in the business
when the United Racing Club (URC) will sanction the 1.866 SHOT
DROP/Bar's Leaks Nationals.
The event will consist of qualifying, heat races, a C-main, a
B-main and a 25-lap feature which will pay $4000 to win.
A gradual purse breakdown will offer $1000 for tenth place and $300
for 24th.
Two-time 358 champion and current division point leader Cory Haas
will lead a strong local contingent, which includes drivers such as
Kevin Nouse, Pat Cannon and Nate Snyder against the best of the rest.
Invaders will include two-time ASCS champion Kenny Adams of
Malabar, Florida, three-time URC champion and current point leader Curt
Michael of Ocean View, Delaware and Selinsgrove's Blane Heimbach.
More than 50 358/360 teams are expected to compete.
The Williams Grove sprint cars led by drivers such as Fred Rahmer,
Lance Dewease and Doug Esh will also be on the August 25 card. They
will compete in a separate program of qualifying races and a 25-lap
feature which will pay $3000 to win from a purse of $16,000.
Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 7:30.
Further information about Williams Grove Speedway is available at
www.williamsgrove.com.


ESH, SMITH, DEWEASE STAR IN TRIPLE 20s

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Doug Esh was the big winner of the Jack Gunn Memorial Triple 20s for sprint cars presented by Dupont Tyvek Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

Greg Hodnett beat Smith into the first corner and set the early pace. Smith took the lead briefly in traffic with an outside move off turn two on lap eight, but Hodnett charged back in front exiting turn four.

Hodnett continued to keep Smith at bay until a crash occurred on the 18th lap involving Josh Wells and Cody Darrah. Hodnett was unable to avoid the wreck and slammed into the disabled cars.

Smith took over on the restart and rolled to his second consecutive victory at Williams Grove.

Doug Esh, Lance Dewease, Lucas Wolfe, Brian Leppo, Don Kreitz, Jr., Kevin Nouse, Niki Young and Mike Erdley completed the top ten.

Lance Dewease pulled off a seemingly impossible move to win the second 20-lap feature going from third to the lead between turns three and four on the final lap.

Mike Erdley led the first 19 laps as Dewease was moving from his seventh starting spot. He drove to the inside of Kreitz at the end of the backstretch and continued on the very bottom of the racetrack to move by Erdley for the win.

Kreitz nipped Erdley for second with Rahmer, Young, Esh, Chad Layton, Leppo, Smith and Todd Shaffer completing the top ten.

The first two features each paid $2500 to win while the third was worth $5000.

Esh started alongside Erdley on the front row of the finale and went all the way to the outside guard rail to find enough traction to slingshot into the lead off turn two. Once in front he went to the low groove and cruised to his fourth win of the season at Williams Grove, pushing his night’s earnings to $6600.

Erdley ($3800) finished second followed by Rahmer ($3700), Layton ($1825), Dewease ($4300), Kreitz ($2650), Smith ($3100), Nouse , Shaffer and Niki Young.

Esh, who celebrated his 35th birthday Friday, set fast time in qualifications for the 28-car field with a lap of 16.965. Qualifying race winners were Todd Hestor and Craig Keel.

Williams Grove Speedway will host a 360 c.i. sprint championship paying $4000 to win along with a complete program of 410 c.i. sprint racing on August 25.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – August 18, 2006
1st 20-lap Sprint Car Feature – 1. Mark Smith, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Doug Esh, 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Lucas Wolfe, 6. Brian Leppo, 7. Don Kreitz, Jr., 8. Kevin Nouse, 9. Niki Young, 10. Mike Erdley, 11. Chad Layton, 12. Todd Shaffer, 13. Alan Cole, 14. Brian Montieth, 15. Todd Hestor, 16. Michael Carber, 17. Chris Meleason, 18. Craig Keel, 19. Mark Coldren, 20. Judi Bates, 21. Kyle Pruitt, 22. Greg Hodnett, 23. Josh Wells, 24. Cody Darrah

2nd 20-lap Sprint Car Feature – 1. Dewease, 2. Kreitz, 3. Erdley, 4. Rahmer, 5. Young, 6. Esh, 7. Layton, 8. Leppo, 9. Smith, 10. Shaffer, 11. Wolfe, 12. Montieth, 13. Cole, 14. Alan Krimes, 15. Nouse, 16, Hestor, 17. Meleason, 18. Coldren, 19. Carber, 20. Pruitt, 21. Bates, 22. A. J. Michael, 23. Keel, 24. Rick Lafferty

3rd 20-lap Sprint Car Feature – 1. Esh, 2. Erdley, 3. Rahmer, 4. Layton, 5. Dewease, 6. Kreitz, 7. Smith, 8. Nouse, 9. Shaffer, 10. Young, 11. Hestor, 12. Wolfe, 13. Krimes, 14. Coldren, 15. Carber, 16. Cole, 17. Leppo, 18. Bates, 19. Pruitt, 20. Meleason, 21. Montieth, 22. Michael, 23. Keel, 24. Lafferty


JACK GUNN MEMORIAL TRIPLE 20s FOR SPRINT CARS AUGUST 18

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Nearly $40,000 will be on the line this Friday
night, August 18, when Williams Grove Speedway presents the Jack Gunn
Memorial Triple 20s for sprint cars.
Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 7:45.
Time trials will lock the twelve fastest cars into the first
feature. The fastest qualifier will draw for feature inversion.
The remainder of the field will then be split into two ten-lap
qualifying races and the top five in each will transfer to the first
feature.
The final two spots will then go to the highest two drivers in the
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point standings, who attempted to qualify, but did
not transfer to the feature.
The second feature will be lined up according to the first feature
finish. The winning driver will draw for inversion.
Feature number three will be lined up according to total dollars
earned in the first two races. The top six money winners will be inverted.
Friday night's first two 20-lap features will pay $2500 to win.
The third feature will pay $5000, so a sweep of the triple 20s will be
worth $10,000.
Any driver who starts all three features will take home at least $500.
An equitable payoff distribution allowed five different drivers to
earn at least $3500 in the 2005 edition of the Jack Gunn Memorial.
No driver has ever swept a triple 20s program.
In 2001 Todd Shatter won the first two features, but Fred Rahmer
won the third.
In 2002 Rahmer won the first two, but Lance Decease prevented a
sweep by winning the third.
Since the format was instituted in 1999 the Triple 20s has produced
three different winners in five different years. Jeff Shepard, Rahmer
and Don Kreitz, Jr. won in `99. Rahmer, Sean Michael and Shafer scored
in 2000 and Doug Esh, Rahmer and Greg Hodnett each won in 2003. Rahmer,
Dewease and Lucas Wolfe were victorious in 2005. Jason Johnson, Wolfe
and Alan Cole won features last year.
The triple 20s is named to honor the memory of the late Jack Gunn,
a former Williams Grove promoter, who was inducted into the National
Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1990 on the first ballot.


SATURDAY NIGHT SERIES RETURNS AUGUST 12

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Following a four-week mid- summer hiatus the
Saturday Night Series featuring super sportsman cars, late models and
street stocks will continue on August 12 at Williams Grove Speedway.
With nearly a month to regroup, the racing teams in all three
divisions should be out in force this week as the point races move into
the closing stages.
Frankie Herr is well on his way to the championship in the
sportsman class. His record in one of the nation's most competitive
open wheel divisions is remarkable.
In eleven super sportsman races at Williams Grove this season, the
Carlisle resident has yet to finish out of the top five.
Not only has he been consistent, but he has been consistently fast,
winning three sportsman features.
No other driver has been able to repeat.
Herr has amassed a lead of 720 points over Carmen Perigo, Jr. The
race for second place is considerably closer, however, with Perigo
holding a 40 point advantage over Jim Shuttlesworth.
In the late model division Carl Billet has a 230 point lead over
Jake Lettich.
Larry Baer is just ten points behind Lettich in third place.
Kory Sites holds a comfortable 265 point margin over Jim Salisbury
in the street stock division.
Paul Morgan is a mere five points behind Salisbury.
Only two more Saturday Night Series dates remain on the 2006
schedule following this week's event.
Remaining dates are August 26 and September 9.
Morgan Hughes, owner/promoter of Williams Grove Speedway, has
announced that the Saturday Night Series will return to his historic
half-mile in 2007.
Saturday Night Series races begin at 7:00.


NEXT WILLIAMS GROVE TELEVISION BROADCAST AUGUST 16

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Sprint car racing from Williams Grove Speedway
returns to television on Wednesday night, August 16, at 8:00 when the
Outdoor Channel will present the finale of the Cleveland Brothers Summer
Nationals.
The race will be rebroadcast on Friday, August 18, at 1 AM and
Saturday, August 19, at 1 PM.
World of Outlaws announcer Johnny Gibson and Hall of Famer Brad
Doty handle the race commentary for the broadcast hosted by Art Eckman.
The Outdoor Channel is available nationwide on the DISH Network
(Channel 153) and DIRECTV (Channel 606) along with various cable providers.
The Summer Nationals finale sanctioned by the World of Outlaws paid
$20,000 to the winner.
The World of Outlaws will return to Williams Grove for the
Cleveland Brothers National Open, a two-day event coming up on September
29 and 30.
The National Open will pay $50,000 to win.
Reserved seats still remain for the National Open and tickets are
on sale in the speedway office. Credit card orders are accepted at
717.697.5000.
Williams Grove Speedway will be back in action n Friday night,
August 11, when the sprint cars will share the pit area with the limited
(358 c.i.) sprints.
The first heat is scheduled to begin at 8:00.
One of the season's most popular events is coming up on August 18
when the Jack Gunn Memorial will be presented.
Named to honor the memory of the late Hall of Fame promoter, the
Jack Gunn memorial will include three 20-lap features for sprint cars.
A sweep of the triple 20s will be worth $10,000.
The Jack Gunn Memorial is a Diamond Series event.
The Vintage Stock Car Club will also make an appearance.
Qualifying begins at 7:45.


BRIAN MONTIETH WINS AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Brian Montieth scored a popular victory in the 25-lap sprint car feature Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.
It was the first career triumph for the Phoenixville driver, who has become a fan favorite for his propensity to race lap after lap against the outside guard rail.
Montieth started fifth, but fell back during the early stages as Rick Lafferty set the pace. By lap five Montieth was back in the top five . He was fourth at the half way point and claimed the runnerup position on the 16th circuit.
With seven laps remaining Montieth made the winning move. He followed the leader down the backstretch, then shot to the inside in turn three and slid in front of Lafferty.
Once in front Montieth went back to his familiar outside line and was never challenged as he rolled to the $3000 victory.
Mike Erdley, who started sixth, moved into second place on lap 17, but was not able to stay with Montieth.
Mark Smith, who started ninth, finished third. Fred Rahmer came from the tenth starting position to finish fourth.
Rahmer’s performance moved him back into the lead for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass track championship. Former point leader Lance Dewease was a victim of mechanical problems and was credited with a 21st place finish.
Don Kreitz, Jr., Lafferty, Doug Esh, Todd Shaffer, Michael Carber and Lucas Wolfe completed the top ten.
Shaffer earned the hard charger award after starting 15th.
Heats for the 27 sprint cars were won by Lafferty, Montieth and Steve Buckwalter. Cody Darrah won the consolation race.
Nate Hammaker scored his first career victory in the 20-lap limited (358 c.i.) sprint feature.
Kevin Nouse, Pat Cannon, Cory Haas and Glenndon Forsythe completed the top five.
Timmy Long, Haas, Tim Higgins and Pat Cannon won heats for the 38 limiteds in competition. Nate Snyder and Adrian Shaffer won the consolation races.
Sprint cars and limited sprints return to Williams Grove Speedway on August 11.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – August 4, 2005
Sprint Car Feature – 25 laps – 1. Brian Montieth, 2. Mike Erdley, 3. Mark Smith, 4. Fred Rahmer, 5, Don Kreitz, Jr., 6. Rick Lafferty, 7. Doug Esh, 8. Todd Shaffer, 9. Michael Carber, 10. Lucas Wolfe, 11. Niki Young, 12. Chris Meleason, 13. Steve Buckwalter, 14. Josh Wells, 15. Brian Leppo, 16. Kyle Pruitt, 17. Judi Bates, 18. Jonathan Erikson, 19,. French Grimes, 20. Clark Simonton, 21. Lance Dewease, 22. Cody Darrah, 23. Mark Coldren, 24. Chad Layton

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature – 20 laps – 1. Nate Hammaker, 2. Kevin Nouse, 3. Pat Cannon, 4. Cory Haas, 5. Glenndon Forsythe, 6. Keith Prutzman, 7. Tim Higgins, 8. Billy Johns, 9. Nate Snyder, 10. Timmy Long, 11. Jake Raudabaugh, 12. Dale Hammaker, 13. Chad Trout, 14. Adam Wilt, 15. Adrian Shaffer, 16. John Barnett, 17. John Westbrook, 18. Scott Ellerman, 19.. Kevin Nouse, 20. Randy Rhoads, 21. Stewart Smith, 22. Doug Dodson, 23. Travis Keeney, 24. Kyle Purks


SIX WILLIAMS GROVE DATES IN AUGUST

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- With the advent of August more than 70 per
cent of the racing season has been completed at Williams Grove Speedway,
but there are still 15 dates remaining on the 2006 schedule which runs
through October 15.
The month begins with a double header featuring the sprint cars and
limited (358 c.i.) sprints on Friday evening, August 4.
The first heat is slated to begin at 8:00.
This will also be Kids Night at Williams Grove with plenty of
prizes and surprises for the young race fans.
A similar program is planned for August 11, which will be the first
night of a two-night weekend at the Grove.
The Saturday night series featuring super sportsman cars, late
models and street stocks will continue on August 12.
Following a three-week midsummer break the Saturday night racers
should be out in force.
Saturday night series races are scheduled to start at 7:00.
One of the most anticipated shows of the season is set for Friday
evening, August 18. The annual Jack Gunn Memorial for sprint cars will
be presented on that date, highlighted by three 20-lap features.
A sweep of the Triple 20s will be worth $10,000.
Then on Friday night, August 25, a major event for 360 c.i. sprint
cars will share top billing with the Williams Grove sprints. The URC
sanctioned event drew 50 entries on June 9 before rain washed out the
program. Many of the top limited (358 c.i.) sprints which compete
regularly at Williams Grove are expected to vie for the $4000 winner's
share.
The month will conclude with another triple header featuring the
super sportsman cars, late models and street stocks on August 26.
Further information concerning Williams Grove Speedway in available
at www.williamsgrove.com.


FULL-TIME STATUS INSPIRES ESH AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Doug Esh began his new career as a full-time racer with an impressive victory in the 25-lap sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway Friday night.
Esh, who lost his job earlier in the week, was forced into full-time status as a sprint car driver. His first night’s work was worth $3000.
Steve Buckwalter took the lead at the start, but retired on lap two handing the top spot to 16-year old rookie Cody Darrah.
Michael Carber took over on lap three and set the pace as Esh was working his way through the pack. After starting eleventh, Esh cracked the top five on lap 15.
By the 18th tour he had taken the runnerup spot from Brian Montieth and was closing on Carber.
With two laps left Esh made the winning pass with an inside move through turns three and four. Once in front he cruised to his third victory of the season and eighth of his career at Williams Grove.
Carber, 18, and a recent high school graduate, scored his best career finish at Williams Grove with his runnerup effort.
Montieth settled for third. Todd Shaffer, who started 16th, charged to a fourth place finish and Josh Wells completed the top five.
Brian Leppo was sixth with Lucas Wolfe seventh.
Fred Rahmer, who started 19h, finished eighth and closed the gap on Lance Dewease in the race for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass championship. Dewease was unable to start the feature due to mechanical problems.
Craig Keel and Mark Smith rounded out the top ten.
Heats for the 26 sprint cars were won by Leppo, Niki Young and Esh. Rahmer won the consolation race.
After 13 years of competition, Randy Rhoads scored his first win in the limited (358 c.i.) sprint feature. Pat Cannon took second from Cory Haas on the final lap. Nate Snyder and Jay Galloway completed the top five.
Scott Flammer, Stewart Smith and Rhoads claimed heat wins for the 32 limiteds in competition. Kevin Nouse won the consolation race.
Williams Grove will feature sprint cars and limited sprints on Kids night, August 4.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – July 28, 2006
Sprint Car Feature – 25 laps – 1. Doug Esh, 2. Michael Carber, 3. Brian Montieth, 4. Todd Shaffer, 5. Josh Wells, 6. Brian Leppo, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Fred Rahmer, 9.Craig Keel, 10. Mark Smith, 11. Chad Layton, 12. Don Kreitz, Jr., 13. Mike Erdley, 14. Chris Meleason, 15. Jim Siegel, 16. Niki Young, 17. Kyle Pruitt, 18. Cale Grubb, 19. Billy Kimmel, 20. Cody Darrah, 21. Judi Bates, 22. Rick Lafferty, 23. Steve Buckwalter, Lance Dewease (DNS)

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature – 20 laps – 1. Randy Rhoads, 2. Pat Cannon, 3. Cory Haas, 4. Nate Snyder, 5. Jay Galloway, 6. Adam Wilt, 7. Dale Hammaker, 8. Keith Prutzman, 9. John Westbrook, 10. Adrian Shaffer, 11. Frankie Herr, 12. Danny Massey, 13. Jimmy Layton, 14. Nate Hammaker, 15. Glenndon Forsythe, 16. Scott Flammer, 17. Kevin Nagy, 18. Jake Raudabaugh, 19. Matt Boland, 20. Billy Johns, 21. Chad Trout, 22. Kevin Nouse, 23. Aaron Long, 24. Kyle Purks


THURSDAY: TERRY McCARL LEADS OUTLAW SWEEP

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Terry McCarl led flag-to-flag to win the Summer Nationals opener Thursday night at Williams Grove Speedway.
The 25-lap sprint car feature sanctioned by the World of Outlaws and sponsored by Cleveland Brothers represented a measure of revenge for the touring professionals who were swept by Williams Grove regulars during a two-day event in May.
The Outlaws controlled the first four positions in Thursday night’s A-main.
McCarl, 41, of Altoona, Iowa, survived a spirited duel with Daryn Pittman in the early stages of the race, but established his car as the fastest during the middle stages. Pittman made a late charge, but was never able to attempt a pass.
It was the first time McCarl, a 6-time Knoxville Raceway champion, has ever won at Williams Grove, and he earned $5000 for his effort.
Pittman, 27, of Owasso, Oklahoma, was also seeking his first victory at this historic speedway although he has now finished second three times.
Craig Dollansky of Elk River, Minnesota, came from the seventh starting position to finish seventh and Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz settled fourth after starting sixth.
Lance Dewease, of Fayetteville, was the first local driver across the line.
Brooke Tatnell finished sixth and Doug Esh charged from 18th starting position to claim seventh.
Alan Krimes, Brian Leppo and Brian Montieth completed the top ten.
Fred Rahmer surrendered his Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point lead to Dewease after hitting the inner guard rail and flipping in turn two on lap 16. Rahmer had charged from 22nd to 7th before the crash.
Dewease set fast time in qualifications with a lap of 17.093.
Heats for the 44 cars were won by Jeff Shepard, Stevie Smith, Esh and Kenny Jacobs.
McCarl won the dash.
The B-main went to Dewease and Craig Keel won theC-main.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finish – July 20, 2006
World of Outlaws Preliminary Sprint Car Feature – 25 laps – 1. Terry McCarl, 2. Daryn Pittman, 3. Craig Dollansky, 4. Donny Schatz, 5. Lance Dewease, 6. Brooke Tatnell, 7. Doug Esh, 8. Alan Krimes, 9. Brian Leppo, 10. Brian Montieth, 11. Stevie Smith, 12. Keith Kauffman, 13. Joey Saldana, 14. Kenny Jacobs, 15. Chad Kemenah, 16. Randy Hannagan, 17. Mike Erdley, 18. Jeff Shepard, 19. Don Kreitz, Jr., 20. Alan Cole, 21. Becca Anderson, 22. Fred Rahmer, 23. Mark Smith, 24. Lucas Wolfe


SATURDAY: FOSTER’S MISFORTUNE GIVES HERR HIS THIRD WIN

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Although it was a long way from midnight, a Cinderella story ended one lap early Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway and Frankie Herr scored his third super sportsman victory of the season.

A week ago Brian Boughter was life-flighted out of the speedway following a violent sportsman crash. While his injuries were not serious he was unable to compete this week, so he offered his racecar to Gregg Foster.

Foster took the lead at the start and began to pull away from the field.

Herr, who started 14th, cracked the top five by lap 12 of the 20-lap test and moved into fourth place one tour later. Herr went on to pass Jim Shuttlesworth and Leroy Martin, but appeared to have no chance at Foster.

Approaching the finish line just a half mile from victory, Foster’s car blew a left rear tire. He refused to quit and drove the final lap well off his previous pace. Herr passed him in turn four to score his seventh career victory at Williams Grove.

Martin, Shuttlesworth, Billy Schoffstall and Jason Fry completed the top five.

Foster nursed Boughter’s car home to a sixth place finish despite the shredded left rear tire.

Carmen Perigo, Smokey Snellbaker, Chris Reed and Danny Hager rounded out the top ten.

Heats for the 34 super sportsman cars were won by John Stoner, Jeremy Strausser, Martin and Craig Morrow. The consolation races went to Hager and Rick Barr.

Les Hare took the lead from Mike Spangler on the 12th lap and went on to win the 20-lap late model feature.

It was his second consecutive victory and third of the season.

Jake Lettich, Spangler, Carl Billet and Jared Miller completed the top five.

Larry Baer won the overall Trail-Way/Williams Grove Shoot-Out.

Heats for the 29 late models were won by Baer, Lettich and Hare. Pat Beard won the consolation race.

Kevin Wirt won the 15-lap street stock feature.

Heats for the 18 street stocks were won by Paul Morgan and Randy Patterson.

The sportsman cars, late models and street stocks will return to Williams Grove on August 12.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – July 15, 2006
Super Sportsman Feature – 20 laps – 1. Frankie Herr, 2. Leroy Martin, 3. Jim Shuttlesworth, 4. Billy Schoffstall, 5. Jason Fry, 6. Gregg Foster, 7. Carmen Perigo, 8. Smokey Snellbaker, 9. Chris Reed, 10. Danny Hager, 11. Rich Eichelberger, 12. Jeremy Strausser, 13. John Stoner, 14. Craig Morrow, 15. Duaine Smith, 16. Paul Miller, 17. Jerry Wolfe, 18. Scott Dellinger, 19. John Stehman, 20. Stan Wanner, 21. Kevin Yiengst, 22. Ryan Rupp, 23. Dave Ort, 24. Rick Barr

Late Model Feature – 20 laps – 1. Les Hare, 2. Jake Lettich, 3. Mike Spangler, 4. Carl Billet, 5. Jared Miller, 6. Larry Baer, 7. Colby Frye, 8. Travis Keeney, 9. Shawn Jones, 10. Pat Beard, 11. Randy Schaffer, 12. Gerry Stutting, 13. Darryl Burkholder, 14. Arlin Brougher, 15. Bernie Beard, 16. Roy Miller, 17. Derrick Zirkle, 18. Tommy Blackwell, 19. Jerry Bard, 20. Carl Graves, 21. Richard Walls, 22. Terry Flaherty, 23. D. J. Mease, 24. Bobby Beard

Street Stock Feature – 15 laps – 1. Kevin Wirt, 2. Marc Berzowski, 3. Paul Morgan, 4. Gary Johnston, 5. Randy Patterson, 6. Kory Sites, 7. Jim Salisbury, 8. Gary Welsh, 9. Dave Motter, 10. Randy Allen, 11. Rick Yohn, 12. Mike Goodwin, 13. Tim Drawbaugh, 14. Jim Hulse, 15. Tim Wirt, 16. Rodney Clouser, (DNS) Dene Light , Bob Gutshall


SUMMER NATIONALS SWEEP WORTH $30,000 AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- With $168,240 in prize money on the line for
the Summer Nationals presented by Cleveland Brothers and sanctioned by
the World of Outlaws, some of the best sprint car drivers n the business
are expected to invade Williams Grove Speedway on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday nights, July 20-22.
Saturday night's finale will pay $20,000 to the winner and a
three-night sweep will be worth $30,000.
While no driver has ever swept the Summer Nationals, a few of the
very best have been able to put together 3-race winning streaks in World
of Outlaws competition at Williams Grove over the years.
Doug Wolfgang of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was the first to win
three straight and it happened 20 years ago. He won first in August of
'85 and swept the May `86 weekend.
Bloomington, Indiana's Steve Kinser won three in a row in 1987,
then came back three years later to start a remarkable six-race winning
streak which began in August of `90 and stretched through May of `91.
Mark Kinser of Oolitic, Indiana, won three straight Williams Grove
Outlaw races in 1995.
Fargo, North Dakota's Donnny Schatz has put together two impressive
streaks since the turn of the century. His National Open victory in
September of 2000 was the first of four straight victories through July
of 2001.
The current World of Outlaws point leader came back in July of '03
to start a 3-race skein which ended on National Open weekend in October
of that same year.
Defending Cindy Rowe Auto Glass champion Fred Rahmer of
Salfordville, Pa., can add his name to that impressive list this week.
Rahmer swept the two-day WoO weekend in May and has won four of the
last five Outlaw races at Williams Grove. He is also the defending
Summer Nationals champion.
Points will be awarded for time trials, qualifying races and the
25-lap, $5000-to-win features on both July 20 and 21. Point totals will
set Saturday night's lineups. There will be no time trials on July 22.
Starting time is set for 7:45 all three nights.


FRIDAY: MR. EXCITEMENT BECOMES SUPER SUB IN GROVE THRILLER

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Todd Shaffer survived a furious last lap charge by Fred Rahmer and Doug Esh en route to his seconod sprint car win of the season Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

Shaffer, subbing for the injured Greg Hodnett in Al Hamilton’s Wirtgen #77, started 10th and was up to third by lap four as pole sitter Kyle Pruitt set the early pace.

Shaffer took the runnerup spot from Ryan Bohlke on the 11th tour and began to chase the leader. Shaffer slid in front of Pruitt exiting turn four on lap 14 to take the top spot.

Doug Esh, who started 14th, drove by Pruitt on the next circuit and before long Fred Rahmer made it a three-car battle for the lead.

Rahmer took second from Esh on lap 23 before a caution a half mile from the finish and set up a wild final lap.

Rahmer drove past Shaffer entering the first turn on the restart using the low line, but slid across the track allowing Shaffer to reclaim the lead and Esh to take second. Esh made a strong bid for the lead in the final corner, but Shaffer held on for his 33rd career victory at Williams Grove, which tied him with Hodnett for 10th place on the speedway’s all-time sprint car win list.

Hamilton, who celebrated his 91st win as a car owner, announced in victory lane that Shaffer would be in one of his cars for this week’s Summer Nationals.

Rahmer regained control of the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point standings with his third-place finish.

Michael Carber, and Craig Keel completed the top five ahead of Lance Dewease, Brian Montieth, Chad Layton, Kyle Pruitt and Brian Leppo.

Sprint car heats went to Pruitt, Mark Coldren and Shaffer.

Cory Haas scored his fourth win of the season in the 20-lap limited (358 c.i.) sprint feature.

Point leader Kevin Nouse finished second. Pat Cannon came from 18th to claim third ahead of Chad Trout and Billy Johns.

Heats for the 32 cars went to Tim Higgins, Trout and Timmy Long.

Williams Grove Speedway will host the Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals sanctioned by the World of Outlaws on July 20, 21 and 22.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – July 14, 2006
Sprint Car Feature – 25 laps – 1. Todd Shaffer, 2. Doug Esh, 3. Fred Rahmer, 4. Michael Carber, 5. Craig Keel, 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Brian Montieth, 8. Chad Layton, 9. Kyle Pruitt, 10. Brian Leppo, 11. Ryan Bohlke, 12. Don Kreitz, Jr., 13. Mark Smith, 14. Jim Siegel, 15. Josh Wells, 16. Mark Coldren, 17. Niki Young, 18. Rick Lafferty, 19. Mike Erdley, 20. Chris Meleason, 21. Bob Bennett, 22. Steve Buckwalter (DNS, 23. Cale Grubb (DNS)

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature – 20 laps – 1. Cory Haas, 2. Kevin Nouse, 3. Pat Cannon, 4. Chad Trout, 5. Billy Johns, 6. Adrian Shaffer, 7. Aaron Long, 8. Jimmy Layton, 9. Frankie Herr, 10. Dale Hammaker, 11. Jake Raudabaugh, 12. Tim Higgins, 13. Adam Wilt, 14. Nathan Berwager, 15. Babe Mader, 16. Doug Dodson, 17. Matt Boland, 18. Travis Keeney, 19. Timmy Long, 20. Stewart Smith, 21. Nate Snyder, 22. Kyle Purks, 23. John Westbrook, 24. Glenndon Forsythe


LATE MODEL SHOOT-OUT FEATURED IN SATURDAY NIGHT SERIES

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- When the Saturday night series featuring super
sportsman, late models and street stocks returns to Williams Grove
Speedway on July 15 the late model drivers will be eligible to compete
for a special cash bonus.
Williams Grove Speedway, in conjunction with Trail-way Speedway,
will present the 358 Late Model Shoot-out on the weekend of July 14-15.
The winner of the shoot-out will be determined by combining the
finishes of each driver who competes at both participating race tracks.
Trail-way will host the late models on July 14, the night before the
champion will be determined at Williams Grove.
Late model drivers must compete at both speedways to be eligible
for shoot-out bonus money.
Only late models with 358 c.i. engines will be allowed to compete.
No 360 c.i. or 410 c.i. engines will be permitted.
The 358 Late Model Shoot-out will be sponsored by J. D. Supply and
Bernheisel Racing.
Certainly one of the heavy favorites at Williams Grove will be Carl
Billet. The six-time Silver Spring Speedway champion appears to be
headed for his first track title at Williams Grove. The veteran with
more than 25 years of racing experience became the first driver to score
back-to-back victories in late model competition with wins on June 24
and July 1.
Both the late model and super sportsman cars will race in 20-lap
features on July 15 while the street stock feature will be 15 laps.
Saturday night racing will begin at 7:00.
There will be no super sportsman, late model or street stock racing
at Williams Grove on July 22. That will be the final night of the
3-night Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals for sprint cars at Williams
Grove.
Remaining dates for the Saturday Night Series featuring super
sportsman, late models and street stocks are August 12 and 26, and
September 9.


SATURDAY: CHRIS REED SCORES POPULAR SPORTSMAN VICTORY

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Chris Reed led flag-to-flag to score his first career victory in super sportsman competition Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

Reed, a 48-year old machinist from Bernville, was a popular winner, drawing an ovation from the crowd after being greeted in victory lane by his wife, who also serves as his crew chief.

While Reed was virtually unchallenged, the battle for position behind him never stopped.

With 13 laps complete in the 20-lap feature, Smokey Snellbaker made a move through turns one and two which carried him from the fourth position past Rusty Rupp and Russ Mitten into second place.

Although Snellbaker, who started 8th, closed on Reed, he was not able to make a serious challenge to take the lead.

The 68-year old sprint car Hall of Famer from Dover, settled for second at the finish in his best effort of the season at Williams Grove.

Frankie Herr came from the 12th starting spot to take third with two circuits remaining. It was Herr’s 10th consecutive top-five finish of the season at Williams Grove and allowed him to maintain his lead in the divisions’s point standings.

Rich Eichelberger nipped Mitten at the line for fourth.

Carmen Perigo came from 17th to finish 6th ahead of Paul Miller, David Socks, John Stoner and Rick Barr.

Heats for the 37 sportsman cars were won by Reed, Socks, Miller and Mitten. The consolation races went to Perigo and Jason Fry.

Les Hare took the lead from Mike Spangler on the 8th lap and went on to score his second late model feature win of the season.

Jake Lettich finished second in the 20-lap test and Spangler, Carl Billet and Roy Miller completed the top five.

Lea Hare, Gerry Stutting and Darryl Burkholder won heats for the 26 late models. Tommy Blackwell won the consolation race.

Dene Light won the 15-lap street stock feature.

Heats for the 18 street stocks were won by Kory Sites and Jim Salisbury.

The super sportsman cars, late models and street stocks will return to Williams Grove on July 15.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – July 8, 2006
Super Sportsman Feature – 20 laps – 1. Chris Reed, 2. Smokey Snellbaker, 3. Frankie Herr, 4. Rich Eichelberger, 5. Russ Mitten, 6. Carmen Perigo, 7. Paul Miller, 8. David Socks, 9. John Stoner, 10. Rick Barr, 11. John Stehman, 12. Stan Wanner, 13. Danny Hager, 14. Duaine Smith, 15. Dave Berkheimer, 16. Glenn Keller, 17. Gerry Strawser, 18. Aaron Eichelberger, 19. Dave Ort, 20. Rusty Rupp, 21. Brian Boughter, 22. Kevin Yiengst, 23. Jeremy Strausser, 24. Jason Fry.

Late Model Feature -- 20 laps – 1. Les Hare, 2. Jake Lettich, 3. Mike Spangler, 4. Carl Billet, 5. Roy Miller, 6. Larry Baer, 7. Gerry Stutting, 8. Randy Schaffer, 9. Pat Beard, 10. Travis Mease, 11. Carl Graves, 12. John Ebersole, 13. Tommy Blackwell, 14. Zach Kauffman, 15. Shawn Jones, 16. Darryl Burkholder, 17. Colby Frye, 18. Jake Jones, 19. Derrick Zirkle, 20. Jared Miller, 21. Chuck Yingling, 22. Steve Weikel, 23. Bud Barton, 24. D. J. Mease

Street Stock Feature – 15 laps – 1. Dene Light, 2. Tim Wirt, 3. Kory Sites, 4. Rodney Clouser, 5. Marc Berzowski, 6. Kirby Sites, 7. Jim Salisbury, 8. Paul Morgan, 9. Randy Patterson, 10. Gary Welsh, 11. Randy Allen, 12. Gary Johnston, 13. Rick Yohn, 14. Dave Motter, 15. Tim Drawbaugh, 16. Jim Hulse, 17. Bruce Nichols, 18. Kevin Wirt


TODD SHAFFER BACK IN THE 77 ON JULY 14

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- When racing resumes at Williams Grove
Speedway on Friday night, July 14, a former track champion will be back
in a very successful race car.
Todd Shaffer, the 1995 sprint car champion at Williams Grove, will
be at the wheel of Al Hamilton's Wirtgen number 77 for at least one more
race.
When Greg Hodnett, Hamilton's primary driver, suffered a broken leg
during a crash at Port Royal Speedway on July 1, a replacement was
needed to fill the seat in one of sprint car racing's most coveted rides.
Shaffer was available at the time and was an obvious choice.
The 44-year old Millerstown resident had already won 32 features at
Williams Grove throughout his career when he began his stint as a
substitute for Hodnett. His most recent victory came on March 28 behind
the wheel of the Allebach 5W.
Hodnett, who owns three feature wins this year, is just one
victory ahead of Shaffer in tenth place on the career win list.
Of course both Shaffer and Hodnett have a long way to go to catch
their boss.
Hamilton celebrated his 90th career victory as a car owner on June 16.
Whether Hodnett is back or Shaffer's tenure continues, there is no
doubt that Hamilton's car will be in the field for the Summer Nationals,
a three-night event coming up on July 20, 21 and 22.
Sanctioned by the World of Outlaws and sponsored by Cleveland
Brothers, the final night will pay $20,000 to win and will be taped for
a later showing on the Outdoor Channel.
Hodnett was the 2002 Summer Nationals champion. Current Cindy Rowe
Auto Glass point leader, Fred Rahmer, is the event's defending champion.
A special 3-day Summer Nationals general admission ticket is on
sale at the speedway office priced at $70.
The limited (358 c.i.) sprints will be on the card July 14 along
with the sprint cars. Racing is scheduled to begin at 8:00.


FRIDAY: DEWEASE OUTDUELS LAYTON FOR 65TH CAREER WIN

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Lance Dewease lost the lead on a restart, then took it back with a breathtaking move one lap later and went on to score his 65th career sprint car victory Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.
Josh Wells took the lead at the start of the 25-lap event and set the pace while Dewease, who started eleventh, was working his way through the pack.
Dewease took the runnerup spot from Alan Cole at the half-way mark and began to close on Wells.
Using his patented dive to the inside of turn three, Dewease slid in front of Wells to take the lead on the 16th lap.
Chad Layton, who started tenth, drove by Wells to take the runnerup spot one lap later and began to chase Dewease.
Following a restart on lap 19 Dewease chose the low side of turn one and Layton drove around him to take the lead.
A determined Dewease then ducked to the inside of Layton on the front stretch and the two drag raced into the first corner just inches apart. Miraculously there was no contact and Dewease emerged with the lead.
Once in front he rolled to his third win of the season worth $3000.
Layton settled for second. Todd Shaffer, subbing for an injured Greg Hodnett in the Hamilton 77, finished third after starting 12th. Cole was fourth. Fred Rahmer came from 21st to fifth and salvaged a tie with Dewease in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point race.
T. J. Stutts, Lucas Wolfe, Ryan Bohlke, Mike Erdley and Mark Smith completed the top ten.
Heats for the 27 sprint cars were won by Bob Bennett, Bohlke and Dewease. Jim Siegel won the consolation race.
Kevin Nouse won the 20-lap limited (358 c.i.) sprint feature and moved into the division’s point lead.
Aaron Long, John Westbrook, Pat Cannon and Keith Prutzman completed the top five.
Heats for the 32 cars were won by Babe Mader, Cannon and Adrian Shaffer, Jake Raudabaugh won the consolation race.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – July 7, 2006
Sprint Car Feature – 25 laps – 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Chad Layton, 3. Todd Shaffer, 4. Alan Cole, 5. Fred Rahmer, 6. T. J. Stutts, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Ryan Bohlke, 9. Mike Erdley, 10. Mark Smith, 11. Jim Siegel, 12. Brian Montieth, 13. Craig Keel, 14. Michael Carber, 15. Chris Knopp, 16. Steve Buckwalter, 17. Josh Wells, 18. Cale Grubb, 19. Rick Lafferty, 20. Kyle Pruitt, 21. Niki Young, 22. Bob Bennett, 23. Chris Meleason, 24. Doug Esh

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature – 20 laps – 1. Kevin Nouse, 2. Aaron Long, 3. John Westbrook, 4. Pat Cannon, 5. Keith Prutzman, 6.Adrian Shaffer, 7. Billy Johns, 8. John Barnett, 9, Frankie Herr, 10. Kyle Pruitt, 11. Chad Trout, 12. Nate Hammaker, 13. Cory Haas, 14. Jay Galloway, 15. Danny Massey, 16. Adam Wilt, 17. Randy Rhoads, 18. Glenndon Forsythe, 19. Jake Raudabaugh, 20. Matt Boland, 21. Mark Zimmerman, 22. Scott Flammer, 23. Babe Mader, 24. Kevin Nagy


K.R.S. GRAPHICS ADDS TO SUMMER SHOOT-OUT AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- When the Saturday night series featuring the
super sportsman cars returns to Williams Grove Speedway on July 8 the
late models will also be in the spotlight thanks to Weikel Racewear and
K.R.S. Graphics.
The July 8 program will be the third leg in the Weikel Racewear
Summer Shoot-out for late models.
More than $7000 in cash and prizes will be distributed to the top
three drivers at the conclusion of the four-race series courtesy of
Weikel Racewear.
In addition to the Weikel sponsorship, K.R.S. Graphics has also
come on board by providing free tires for two competitors at each of the
four races in the Summer Shoot-out.
At the conclusion of the late model feature, the winning driver
will draw two numbers. The drivers whose finishing positions match the
numbers will each receive a Hoosier Racing Tire complements of K.R.S.
Graphics and Weikel Racewear.
Prizes will also be distributed to some lucky fans.
The Summer Shoot-out series will conclude on August 12.
The super sportsman cars and street stocks will share the pit area
with the late models on July 8.
Sportsman and late model features will be 20 laps in distance and
the street stock feature will be 15 laps.
The same divisions will return on July 15.
Remaining dates for the Saturday night series featuring the super
sportsman cars at Williams Grove Speedway include: August 12, August
26, and September 9.
All Saturday night series events are scheduled to start at 7:00.
General admission is ten dollars.
Further information concerning Williams Grove Speedway is available
at www.williamsgrove.com.


SATURDAY: FRANKIE HERR FIRST TO REPEAT IN SPORTSMAN DIVISION

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Frankie Herr became the season’s first repeat winner in super sportsman competition with an impressive victory in the 20-lap feature Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway.
Herr started 14th in the 24-car field and cracked the top five for the first time on lap eight.
Meanwhile Kevin Yiengst was setting the pace as Jim Shuttlesworth, who started 12th, was moving to the front.
Shuttlesworth used an outside move off turn four to move in front at the halfway point.
Herr followed Shuttlesworth past Yiengst and the battle between two of the division’s heavy hitters began to rage.
Herr used an inside move through turns one and two to take the lead on the eleventh tour.
One lap later Rich Eichelberger, who started 19th, entered the top five. Eichelberger was up to third on lap 13 and began to battle Shuttlesworth for the runnerup position. This allowed Herr to get away for his sixth career sportsman victory at Williams Grove.
Herr also increased his point lead and ran his record to nine consecutive top-five finishes in as many races.
Shuttlesworth held off Eichelberger for second place. Yiengst settled for fourth and Smokey Snellbaker completed the top five.
Paul Miller, Brian Boughter, Rick Barr, Jason Fry and Carmen Perigo finished in positions six to ten respectively.
Heats for the 31 sportsman cars went to Bobby Hockenberry, Yiengst and Miller. Eichelberger won the consolation race.
Carl Billet became the season’s first repeat winner in late model competition. Billet started 12th and took the lead on the ninth tour, then rolled to victory in the 20-lap event.
Jake Lettich, Larry Baer, Carl Graves and John Ebersole completed the top five.
Heats for the 27 late models went to Baer, Les Hare and Graves. Bernie Beard won the consolation race.
Jim Salisbury won the 15-lap street stock feature.
Heats for the 16 street stocks were won by Salisbury and Gary Welsh.
Sportsman, late model and street stock racing will return to Williams Grove on July 8.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – July 1, 2006
Super Sportsman Feature – 20 laps – 1. Frankie Herr, 2. Jim Shuttlesworth, 3. Rich Eichelberger, 4. Kevin Yiengst, 5. Smokey Snellbaker, 6. Paul Miller, 7. Brian Boughter, 8. Rick Barr, 9. Jason Fry, 10. Carmen Perigo, 11. John Stehman. 12. Jeremy Strauser, 13. Bobby Hockenberry, 14. Dave Schoffstall 15. David Socks, 16. Steve Fannasy, 17. Rusty Rupp, 18. Dave Berkheimer, 19. Aaron Eichelberger, 20. Ryan Rupp, 21. John Stoner, 22. Bobby Weaver, 23. Scott Dellinger, 24. Craig Morrow

Late Model Feature – 20 laps – 1. Carl Billet, 2. Jake Lettich, 3. Larry Baer, 4. Carl Graves, 5. John Ebersole, 6. Jared Miller, 7. Daryl Berkholder, 8.Colby Frye, 9. D. J. Mease, 10. Derrick Zirkle, 11. Bruce Kane, 12. Travis Mease, 13. Bernie Beard, 14. Shawn Jones, 15. Mike Spangler, 16. Roy Miller, 17. Chuck Yingling, 18. Tommy Blackwell, 19. Pat Beard, 20. Zack Kauffman, 21. Randy Schaffer, 22. Steve Weikel, 23. Charlie Potts, 24, Les Hare

Street Stock Feature – 15 laps – 1. Jim Salisbury, 2. Kevin Wirt, 3. Kory Sites, 4. Marc Berzowski, 5. Kirby Sites, 6. Randy Patterson, 7. Paul Morgan, 8. Rick Yohn, 9. Randy Allen, 10. Rodney Clouser, 11. Tim Drawbaugh, 12. Dave Motter, 13. Tim Wirt, 14. Gary Johnston, 15. Gary Welsh, 16. Dene Light


POSSE LEADS 9-6 IN RECENT OUTLAW RIVALRY

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- With Speedweek 2006 now history, the focus at
Williams Grove Speedway will be on the 3-day Summer Nationals coming up
on July 20, 21, 22.
The event sanctioned by the World of Outlaws and presented by
Cleveland Brothers will bring together many of the top sprint car
drivers in the country to challenge the Williams Grove regulars known as
the Pennsylvania Posse.
The rivalry between the Posse and the Outlaws is one of the oldest
and most intense in all of winged sprint car racing.
It began on July 27, 1979, when Lynn Paxton of nearby York Springs
defeated the Outlaws and earned $2000 for defending his home turf.
The July Summer Nationals finale will pay $20,000 to win.
Since 1979, 143 Outlaw races have been run at Williams Grove
including preliminary features and while the visitors lead the series by
a wide margin, the home team has held its own in recent years.
Defending Cindy Rowe Auto Glass champion and current point leader
Fred Rahmer has won four of the last five WoO-sanctioned races at
Williams Grove including a sweep of the two-day program in May.
But it was current Outlaw point leader Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND,
who walked off with last season's richest prize, a $30,000 score in the
National Open.
Over the past three seasons, beginning in 2004, the Posse leads the
Outlaws 9-6 at Williams Grove.
Rahmer tops the locals with five victories during that stretch.
Other current Williams Grove regulars who have beaten the Outlaws
in recent years include Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett, Don Kreitz, Jr.,
and Mark Smith.
The Posse will have two more opportunities to prepare for the
Outlaws on July 7 and July 14. Racing will begin at 8:00 both nights
and the limited (358 c.i.) sprints will also be on the card.


FRIDAY: SHEPARD CLAIMS $10,000 IN MITCH SMITH MEMORIAL

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Jeff Shepard scored a $10,000 victory in the Mitch Smith Memorial for sprint cars Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.
It was the fourth leg of Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek.
Shepard started alongside Alan Krimes on the front row of the 30-lap event. Krimes took the lead at the start, and set the pace for the first five laps.
Shepard drove into the top spot with an inside move exiting turn two on lap six.
Marl Smith, who started fourth, took second from Krimes at the halfway point and began to close on Shepard.
Shepard, however, showed his experience in lapped traffic and pulled away to win by a comfortable margin.
Smith earned a $5000 payoff, his best of the year at Williams Grove, by finishing second.
Lance Dewease settled for third after starting fifth and maintained his lead in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Pennsylvania Speedweek point standings.\
Krimes held on to finish fourth,
Greg Hodnett, who started 12th, completed the to five.
Fred Rahmer started eighth and finished 6th to maintain his lead in the speedway’s point standings.
Mike Erdley was seventh and Doug Esh earned the Trone Outdoor Advertising Hard Charger award for advancing ten positions from his 18th starting spot to finish 8th.
Lucas Wolfe and Stevie Smith completed the top ten.
Rahmer set fast time in qualifications with a lap of 16.662.
Heats for the 37 cars were won by Esh, Hodnett, Michael Carber and Don Kreitz, Jr., The B-main went to Brian Leppo.
The non-stop 30-lap main event was timed in 9:49.22.
Shepard became the tenth different driver to win the annual Mitch Smith Memorial, which was first run in 1989. He also became the tenth different winner in sprint car competition at Williams Grove this season.
The race was named to honor the memory of one of the area’s all-time great drivers.
Sprint car and limited (358 c.i.) sprint racing will be the featured attractions at Williams Grove Speedway on July 7.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finish – June 30, 2006
Sprint Car Feature – 30 laps – 1. Jeff Shepard, 2. Mark Smith, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Alan Krimes, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Fred Rahmer, 7. Mike Erdley, 8. Doug Esh, 9. Lucas Wolfe, 10. Stevie Smith, 11. Craig Keel, 12. T. J. Stutts, 13. Brian Montieth, 14. Chad Layton, 15. Keith Kauffman, 16. Don Kreitz, Jr., 17. Alan Cole, 18. Brian Leppo, 19. Michael Carber, 20. Niki Young, 21. Steve Buckwalter, 22. Brook Weibley, 23. Jim Siegel, 24. Rick Lafferty


SATURDAY NIGHT SPORTSMAN SERIES OPENS RECORD JULY

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The Saturday night series featuring super
sportsman cars, late models and street stocks will open a busy month at
Williams Grove Speedway beginning on July 1 at 7:00.
This will be the first of three consecutive Saturday nights of
racing in July for these three affordable divisions which formerly
competed at the now defunct Silver Spring Speedway.
In addition to the Saturday night series, Williams Grove will be
hosting six nights of sprint car racing. That means this historic
speedway will be presenting nine nights of open cockpit racing during July.
For the venerable speedway, which opened in 1939, nine nights of
open wheel racing represents a record month.
The Grove's sprint car division will be joined by the limited (358
c.i.) sprints on three Friday nights - July 7,14 and 28.
But the highlight of the month will be the annual Summer Nationals
for sprint cars coming up on Thursday, July 20, Friday, July 21, and
Saturday, July 22.
The Summer Nationals will once again by sponsored by Cleveland
Brothers and sanctioned by the World of Outlaws.
While the Saturday night series featuring the super sportsman cars,
late models and street stocks is designed for weekend racers to compete
at Williams Grove on a regular basis, the sprint car racing features a
payoff that attracts professionals from several Eastern states on Friday
nights.
The Summer Nationals will bring sprint car drivers from across the
country to compete for the $20,000 that goes to the winner of the July
22 finale.
Following the nine nights of racing the track will be dark on July
29. By that time a night off will be in order for everyone.


ONLY THE BEST HAVE WON THE MITCH SMITH MEMORIAL

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The Mitch Smith Memorial for sprint cars, one
of the season's major events at Williams Grove Speedway, is set for
Friday evening, June 30, at 7:45.
The winner of the 30-lap feature will earn $10,000.
Friday will mark the 18th running of this prestigious event and
over the years only the best in Pennsylvania sprint car racing have been
able to score a victory.
Just nine different drivers have won the 18 Mitch Smith Memorials,
led by defending champion Fred Rahmer and Lance Dewease with four
victories apiece.
Rahmer and Dewease are the career win leaders at Williams Grove.
Other repeat winners include Hall of Famer Keith Kauffman and Greg
Hodnett with two victories apiece.
The remaining Mitch Smith Memorial winners include former track
champions Don Kreitz, Jr., Todd Shaffer and Steve Smith along with
Stevie Smith and Joey Allen.
If the race is to have a new winner this year the two best
candidates appear to be Doug Esh and Chad Layton. Both have already
earned solid payoffs this season.
Esh won the Spring Classic in April and finished second to Rahmer
in a World of Outlaws race in May.
Layton has won at Williams Grove and scored rich wins at Lincoln
and Selinsgrove this year.
The Mitch Smith Memorial will once again be part of Cindy Rowe Auto
Glass Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week, which features nine races at eight
area speedways during a ten day period.
The late Mitch Smith was one of the most spectacular drivers ever
to compete in Pennsylvania Sprint car racing and was a first ballot
inductee to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
A spectacular fireworks display will follow the racing on June 30.
The limited (358 c.i.) sprints will return to Williams Grove
Speedway along with the sprint cars on July 7.


SATURDAY: STEVE FANNASY GETS FIRST GROVE WIN

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Steve Fannasy is batting 1000 in super sportsman feature starts at Williams Grove Speedway.

The second generation sportsman racer from Dauphin qualified for a sportsman feature at Williams Grove for the first time Saturday night, then scored an impressive victory in the 20-lap event.

Rusty Rupp started alongside Fannasy on the front row and took the lead at the start. Fannasy stayed within striking distance until lap seven when he used an inside move off turn two to take the lead.

With Fannasy setting the pace Dave Socks took the runnerup spot from Rupp at the half-way point.

Fannasy chose an outside line through the corners with Socks on the rail challenging lap after lap.

The 19-year old leader never faltered, however, and rolled to the victory by a scant margin over Socks.

Fannasy became the eighth different winner in as many races at Williams Grove this season.

Craig Morrow finished a solid third.

Smokey Snellbaker held off Frankie Herr to claim fourth. It was Herr’s eighth consecutive top-five finish and allowed him to maintain his point lead.

Rich Eichelberger came from the 23rd starting position to finish sixth ahead of Jim Shuttlesworth, CarmenPerigo, Duaine Smith and Scott Dellinger.

Sportsman heats were won by Socks, Stan Wanner and Snellbaker. Smith won the consolation race.

Veteran Carl Billet started 12th in the late model feature, took the lead fromMike Spangler at the half-way point and went on to score his first ever Williams Grove victory in the 20-lap event.

Scott Lupfer finished second with Spangler third, John Eversole fourth and Jake Lettich fifth.

Heat winners were Spangler, Roy Miller and Ebersole.

Kirby Sites won the street stock feature.

The sportsman, late models and street stocks return to Williams Grove Speedway on July 1 at 7:00.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – June 24, 2006
Super Sportsman Feature – 20 laps – 1. Steve Fannasy, 2. David Socks, 3. Craig Morrow, 4. Smokey Snellbaker, 5. Frankie Herr, 6. Rich Eichelberger, 7. Jim Shuttlesworth, 8. Carmen Perigo, 9. Duaine Smith, 10. Scott Dellinger, 11. John Stehman, 12. Gerry Strawser, 13. Jerry Wolfe, 14. Russ Mitten, 15. Leroy Martin, 16. Dave Ort, 17. Jason Fry. 18. Rusty Rupp, 19. Brian Boughter, 20. Bobby Hockenberry, 21. Stan Wanner, 22. Ryan Rupp, 23. Rick Barr, 24. Lanny Hake

Late Model Feature – 20 laps – 1. Carl Billet, 2. Scott Lupfer, 3. Mike Spangler, 4. John Ebersole, 5. Jake Lettich, 6. Shawn Jones, 7. Darryl Burkholder, 8. Randy Schaffer, 9. Larry Baer, 10. Pat Beard, 11. Bruce Kane, 12. Jared Miller, 13. Mike Walls, 14. Chuck Yingling, 15. Derrick Zirkle, 16. Roy Miller, 17. Travis Mease, 18. D. J. Mease, 19. Bud Barton, 20. Steve Weikel, 21. Gerry Stutting, 22. Zach Kauffman, 23. Brent Hottle, 24. Jamie Barker

Street Stock Feature – 15 laps – 1. Kirby Sites, 2. Dene Light, 3. Kory Sites, 4. Randy Patterson, 5. Gary Johnston, 6. Tim Wirt, 7. Rick Yohn, 8. Todd Bowersox, 9. Rodney Clouser, 10. Marc Berzowski, 11. Kevin Wirt, 12. Gary Welsh, 13. Dave Miller, 14. Tim Drawbaugh, 15. Jim Salisbury, 16. Bob Gutshall, 17. Randy Allen, 18. Paul Morgan


FRIDAY: THE HAMMER CRUSHES GROVE SPRINT FIELD

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Doug Esh tuned up for Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Speed Week with a convincing victory in the 25-lap sprint car feature Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

Josh Wells set the early pace before Brian Leppo took over on the second lap.

Esh, who started eighth, cracked the top three on the third lap, then drove past Wells the next time around.

Esh caught Leppo on lap 12 and took the lead with an outside move off turn two at the half way point of the race.

Once in front Esh was never challenged despite two brief caution periods. Although he maintained a comfortable lead the battle for second was fierce between Fred Rahmer and Brian Montieth.

Rahmer started 9th and took the runnerup spot on lap 13, but Montieth was the show in the closing stages. Montieth took third from Greg Hodnett with one lap left and began to close on Rahmer.

Montieth tried to go by Rahmer coming for the checkered flag, but their cars made contact with Rahmer maintaining the runnerup position and Montieth spinning across the finish line third.

Hodnett settled for fourth and Mark Smith completed the top five.

Chad Layton, Lance Dewease, Mike Erdley, Lucas Wolfe and Leppo finished in positions six through ten respectively.

The victory, worth $3000, was the second of the season for Esh and the seventh of his career at Williams Grove.

Wells, Kyle Purks and Montieth won sprint car heats. Don Kreitz, Jr. won the consolation race.

Cory Haas took the lead from Dale Hammaker on the 16th lap and went on to win the 20-lap limited (358 c.i.) sprint feature.

It was the third victory of the season for Haas.

Hammaker, Kevin Nouse, John Westbrook and Chad Trout completed the top five.

Heats went to Timmy Long, Babe Mader and Aaron Long. Scott Flammer won the consolation race.

Williams Grove Speedway will present the Mitch Smith Memorial for sprint cars plus a fireworks display on June 30.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – June 23, 2006
Sprint Car Feature – 25 laps – 1. Doug Esh, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Brian Montieth, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Mark Smith, 6. Chad Layton, 7. Lance Dewease, 8. Mike Erdley, 9. Lucas Wolfe, 10. Brian Leppo, 11. Craig Keel, 12. T. J. Stutts, 13. Niki Young, 14. Jim Siegel, 15. Eric Stambaugh, 16. Kyle Pruitt, 17. Steve Buckwalter, 18. Chris Meleason, 19. Josh Wells, 20. Don Kreitz, Jr., 21. Michael Carber, 22. Steve Clabaugh, 23. Bob Bennett, 24. Kyle Purks

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature – 20 laps – 1. Cory Haas, 2. Dale Hammaker, 3. Kevin Nouse, 4. John Westbrook, 5. Chad Trout, 6. Randy Rhoads, 7. Pat Cannon, 8. Billy Johns, 9. Timmy Long, 10. Adam Wilt, 11. Nate Hammaker, 12. Nate Snyder, 13. Jake Raudabaugh, 14. Aaron Long, 15. Kyle Purks, 16. Jay Galloway. 17. Kevin Nagy, 18. Keith Prutzman, 19. Scott Ellerman, 20. Bob Beidleman, 21. Scott Flammer, 22. Babe Mader, 23. Adrian Shaffer, 24. Matt Boland


LUCAS WOLFE IS GLAD TO BE BACK HOME

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- One of the most popular sprint car drivers at
Williams Grove Speedway in recent years has returned to his hometown
racetrack.
Lucas Wolfe, who started his sprint car career at Williams Grove in
2003, has left the National Sprint Tour for the friendly confines of
this historic half-mile located just a few minutes from his
Mechanicsburg home.
The 2005 Cumberland Valley High School graduate chose the ambitious
schedule of the Central Pennsylvania sprint car circuit to the national
tour and plans to be at Williams Grove for the remainder of the season
with the exception of a couple of planned forays to some major events
out of state.
Wolfe, 19, has been re-united with car owners Jim and Laura
Allebach on a team which includes his father, former driver Randy Wolfe,
as crew chief.
"It's good to be back," the aspiring Indy car driver said of his
return from the road. "I came back because I wanted to race more, and
Pennsylvania was my best option."
He had become competitive at Williams Grove almost immediately at
the start of his career and had two feature wins at age 17 including the
prestigious Jack Gunn Memorial.
In 2005 Wolfe added two more victories to his resume before
accepting a ride on the national tour.
"We were getting to be one of the top teams at Williams Grove last
year," he said. "Our goal is to get back to that level and win some races."
He'll have an opportunity to get back to victory lane on June 23
when the sprint cars will be joined by the limited (358 c.i.) sprints.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.
Wolfe is looking forward to the Mitch Smith Memorial coming up on
June 30. A cool $10,000 awaits the winner of the 30-lap feature, which
will be part of the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass sponsored Pennsylvania Sprint
Speedweek.
Further information concerning Williams Grove Speedway in available
at williamsgrove.com.


15 DIFFERENT WINNERS IN 16 FEATURES

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Following a week off the Saturday night
series featuring the super sportsman cars returns to Williams Grove
Speedway at 7:00 on June 24 and the racers along with their fans should
be back with renewed enthusiasm.
In the sportsman division it has become quite evident that on any
given night any of the competitors has a chance to win.
The season started with Dave Calaman, Frankie Herr, Carmen Perigo
and Jim Shuttlesworth each visiting victory lane. Certainly there were
no surprises with those four veterans who have all been strong
contenders in the division for many years. But in recent weeks three
first time winners including some low-buck teams have been able to
conquer Williams Grove.
Veteran Leroy Martin got his first career victory at the historic
half-mile on May 20. Then it was Paul Miller in victory lane for the
first time on June 3.
The last time the sportsman cars appeared at Williams Grove Rick
Barr scored his first win by holding off the likes of Shuttlesworth,
Herr and Rich Eichelberger, who is still seeking his first win of the
season. Eichelberger is the career win leader among active sportsman
drivers with eight victories at Williams Grove,
Thus far in 2006 the Grove has completed seven sportsman features
with seven different winners.
The late models will also be on the June 24 card and although those
cars have been in action only four times this year, there have been no
repeat winners in that division either.
The only driver to repeat in Saturday night competition has been
street stock campaigner Kory Sites. Five street stock races have been run.
That means the three Saturday night divisions have completed a
grand total of 16 features with no less than 15 different winners.
The racing fans have begun to respond to the Saturday night
competition. The most recent event on June 10 drew the largest crowd
since the April 15 opener.
Remaining dates for the Saturday night series include July 1, 8 and
15, August 12, 26, and September 9.


HODNETT BECOMES WILLIAMS GROVE’S FIRST 3-TIME WINNER

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Greg Hodnett became the winningest sprint car driver at Williams Grove Speedway thus far in 2006 and the winningest sprint car driver in Pennsylvania with his victory in Friday night’s 25-lap feature.

Hodnett used an aggressive charge at the start then waited for an opening to take the lead en route to his $3000 triumph.

Hodnett started eighth and cracked the top five on the first lap.

Josh Wells took the early lead and held on until Mark Smith took over on lap five. One lap later Hodnett was third. He took the runnerup spot from Wells the next time around and began to chase the leader.

When Smith tried to go around a lapped car on the 20th circuit Hodnett slid in front of him.

Once in front Hodnett opened a comfortable lead as he rolled to his 33rd career victory at Williams Grove which moved him into the top ten on the speedway’s all-time win list in the sprint car division.

For car owner Al Hamilton it was a record setting career win number 90.

Smith settled for second with Rahmer, who started ninth, claiming third. With that finish Rahmer increased his lead in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point standings.

Doug Esh and Don Kreitz, Jr., completed the top five ahead of Lance Dewease, Niki Young, Mike Erdley, T. J. Stutts and Lucas Wolfe.

Heats for the 27 cars were won by Mark Coldren, Wells and Craig Keel. The consolation race went to Chris Meleason.

Jake Raudabaugh wired the field to win the 20-lap limited (358 c.i.) sprint feature.

Chad Criswell, Kevin Nouse, Adrian Shaffer and John Westbrook completed the top five.

Davie Franek, Nate Snyder, Frankie Herr, Chad Trout and Jimmy Seger finished in positions six through ten respectively.

Heats for the 34 limited sprints were won by Scott Flammer, Nathan Berwager and Westbrook. Dale Hammaker won the consolation race.

A similar program of sprint car and limited (358 c.i.) sprint racing will be presented at Williams Grove on June 23.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – June 16, 2006
Sprint Car Feature – 25 laps – 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Mark Smith, 3. Fred Rahmer, 4. Doug Esh, 5. Don Kreitz, Jr., 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Niki Young, 8. Mike Erdley, 9. T. J. Stutts, 10. Lucas Wolfe, 11. Chad Layton, 12. Craig Keel, 13. Michael Carber, 14. Brian Leppo, 15. Chris Meleason, 16. Ryan Bohlke, 17. Mark Coldren, 18. Jim Siegel, 19. Josh Wells, 20. Eric Stambaugh, 21. Kyle Pruitt, 22. Cale Grubb, 23. Steve Clabaugh, 24. Rick Lafferty

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature – 20 laps – 1. Jake Raudabaugh, 2. Chad Criswell, 3. Kevin Nouse, 4. Adrian Shaffer, 5. John Westbrook, 6. Davie Franek, 7. Nate Snyder, 8. Frankie Herr, 9, Chad Trout, 10. Jimmy Seger, 11. Stewart Smith, 12. Matt Boland, 13. Nathan Berwager, 14. Dale Hammaker, 15. Kevin Nagy, 16. Scott Flammer, 17. Aaron Long, 18. Keith Prutzman, 19. Adam Wilt, 20. Nate Hammaker, 21. Jimmy Layton, 22. Jay Galloway, 23. Cory Haas


SATURDAY: RICK BARR HOLDS OFF THE VETERANS AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Rick Barr held off a trio of veterans to win the 20-lap super sportsman feature Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

Barr started on the pole and led every lap, but three of the biggest winners in the division were pressuring him throughout the race.

Rich Eichelberger, who started seventh, moved into the runnerup spot on lap four and began to challenge Barr. One lap later Barr and Eichelberger had company in the person of Jim Shuttlesworth, who started 10th. The next time around 12th place starter Frankie Herr joined the party.

For the next 14 laps Barr held off the trio of Eichelberger, Shuttlesworth and Herr, all three of whom rank in the top six on the Grove’s super sportsman career win list.

Barr never faltered, however, and scored his first victory at this historic speedway.

Eichelberger settled for second in his best effort of the season.

Shuttlesworth finished third and Herr fourth.

Herr easily maintained his point lead and ran his streak to seven consecutive top-four finishes.

Paul Miller, Aaron Eichelberger, John Stoner, Glenn Keller, John Stehman and Bobby Weaver completed the top ten.

Sportsman heats went to Barr, Herr, Kevin Yiengst and Smokey Snellbaker. Consolation races were won by Carmen Perigo and Jason Fry.

Barr became the seventh different winner in as many sportsman races at Williams Grove this season.

Jake Jones won the 20-lap late model feature. He was followed by Carl Billet, Travis Mease, Gerry Stutting and Bobby Beard.

Late model heat winners were Roy Miller, Billet and Jones. Terry Flaherty won the consolation race.

Kory Sites became the first repeat winner in any Saturday night division at Williams Grove with his victory in the street stock feature.

There were 38 sportsman, 35 late models and 19 street stocks in competition.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – June 10, 2006
Super Sportsman Feature – 20 laps – 1. Rick Barr, 2. Rich Eichelberger, 3. Jim Shuttlesworth, 4. Frankie Herr, 5. Paul Miller, 6. Aaron Eichelberger, 7. John Stoner, 8. Glenn Keller, 9. John Stehman, 10. Bobby Weaver, 11. Scott Dellinger, 12. Carmen Perigo, 13. Jason Fry, 14. Billy Schoffstall, 15. Matt Ondek, 16. Stan Wanner, 17. Jeremy Strawser, 18. Chris Reed, 19. Leroy Martin, 20. Dave Berkheimer, 21. David Socks, 22. Smokey Snellbaker, 23. Duaine Smith, 24. Kevin Yiengst

Late Model Feature – 20 laps – 1. Jake Jones, 2. Carl Billet, 3. Travis Mease, 4. Gerry Stutting, 5. Bobby Beard, 6. Roy Miller, 7. Terry Flaherty, 8. Larry Baer, 9. Bruce Kane, 10. Bud Barton, 11. Pat Beard, 12. Jared Miller, 13. Jerry Bard, 14. Randy Schaffer, 15. Randy Mazaro, 16. Derrick Zirkle, 17. John Ebersole, 18. Steve Weikel, 19. Scott Lupfer, 20. Jake Lettich, 21. Shawn Jones, 22. Dave Berkholder, 23. Carl Graves, 23. Greg Hoffmaster

Street Stock Feature – 15 laps – 1. Kory Sites, 2. Joe Krick, 3. Marc Berzowski, 4. Paul Morgan, 5. Gary Johnston, 6. Jim Salisbury, 7. Randy Patterson, 8. Kevin Wirt, 9. Jeff Haag, 10. Gary Welsh, 11. Kirby Sites, 12. Bob Gutshall, 13. Randy Allen, 14. Dave Motter, 15. Tim Wirt, 16. Jim Hulse, 17. Tim Drawbaugh, 18. Brian Swiger, 19. Rick Yohn


BACK TO BASICS AT WILLIAMS GROVE JUNE 16

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- It will be back to the basics at Williams
Grove Speedway on Friday evening, June 16.
More specifically it will be back basic sprint car racing.
The Williams Grove sprint car teams known as the Pennsylvania Posse
will be joined by the limited (358 c.i.) sprints.
There will be no increase in purse. No increase in admission. And
no time trials.
The past four race dates for sprint cars have each featured some
type of special event. Beginning with the two-day World of Outlaws
program on May 26-27, followed by the rained-out All Star race on June
2, and the 360 c.i. championship on June 9, each night carried an extra
purse for the competitors, an increased admission for the spectators,
and time trials, which have never been very popular with Pennsylvania
fans. For the next two weeks at least, there will be no time trials.
On June 16 and again on June 23, both the sprint and limited sprint
heats will be lined up according to the driver's earnings at Williams
Grove Speedway. Drivers who have earned more on average will start
behind the others in their qualifying races.
The top finishers in the heat races will then be handicapped into
the top twelve starting positions in each feature with the driver who
holds the highest earnings average starting in the twelfth position.
Because of the quality of competition in both divisions it is
difficult to win from the sixth row. Difficult, but not impossible.
Lance Dewease won from the 12th starting position on May 12 in the
sprint car division and Cory Haas won from eleventh in the limiteds on
April 14.
Sprint car fans who enjoy plenty of passing and like to watch the
fast guys come from mid-pack just may get what they came to see this week.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.
There will be no Saturday night racing at Williams Grove on June
17. The Saturday night series featuring the super sportsman cars will
resume on June 24.


FRIDAY: RAIN POSTPONES 360 CHAMPIONSHIP UNTIL AUGUST 25

MECHANICSBURG, PA – The sprint car races and URC 360 championship scheduled for Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway were rained out.
With 28 sprint cars and 50 360 c.i. sprints in the pit area, warm-ups were concluded and the 360 c.i. cars were lined up for qualifying when a hard shower struck the speedway forcing the event to be postponed until August 25.
The next sprint car date at Williams Grove is Friday, June 16, when the limited (358 c.i.) sprints will also be on the card.
The first heat is scheduled to begin at 8:00.
Competition has been at an all-time high in the sprint car division at Williams Grove this year.
Only ten points separate Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point leader Fred Rahmer from runnerup Lance Dewease.
After 12 races run this season nine different drivers have won features. Only Rahmer, Dewease and Greg Hodnett have been able to repeat.
Twenty-one different drivers have already recorded top-five finishes this year and 32 different drivers have already won a qualifying race – either a heat, consolation, B or C-main.
More information concerning Williams Grove Speedway is available at www.williamsgrove.com.


OUTDOOR CHANNEL ADDS A 5TH WILLIAMS GROVE DATE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- A fifth night of racing from Williams Grove
Speedway has been added to the Outdoor Channel's schedule.
The preliminary night of World of Outlaws racing from Williams
Grove on May 26 was taped by the cameras of the Outdoor Channel and will
air in prime time from 8-9 PM on Wednesday, June 7.
Replays will be shown at 1 AM on Friday, June 9, and again on
Saturday, June 10, at 1 PM.
The final night of the two-day World of Outlaws event which was
completed on May 27 was on the original Outdoor Channel schedule and
will be shown for the first time on Wednesday, June 14, at 8:00.
The program will be rebroadcast at 1 AM on Friday, June 16, and
again on Saturday afternoon, June 17, at 1:00.
Both programs will allow race fans throughout the country to see
the Williams Grove regulars, known as the Pennsylvania Posse, at their
best against the touring professionals of the World of Outlaws.
Drivers such as Fred Rahmer, Doug Esh, Lance Dewease and Mark Smith
made their fans proud on May 26-27 and now sprint car fans at the
national level will be able to see the Posse in action on the Outdoor
Channel.
Other races scheduled to be broadcast include the final night of
the Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals on July 22 and the National Open
Weekend on September 29-30.
Williams Grove will be back in action on Friday night, June 9, with
a program featuring a championship event for 360 c.i. sprint cars
sanctioned by URC. The main event will pay $4000 to win.
With the Grove's 358 c.i. regulars eligible to compete, a large
field of cars is expected.
The race for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass championship will continue
in the sprint car division on June 9. Fred Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Chad
Layton and Greg Hodnett are all in contention for the championship,
which will pay $15,000 to the winning team.


WEIKEL RACEWEAR TO SPONSOR LATE MODEL SHOOT-OUT

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The late model stock cars return to Williams
Grove Speedway on June 10 when the Saturday night series featuring
super sportsman cars will continue. And this week the late models will
have some extra incentive.
Weikel Racewear has announced its sponsorship of the Summer
Shoot-out for late model stock cars at Williams Grove.
The Shoot-out is a four-race series which began on May 20 and will
continue on June 10, July 8 and August 12.
Points will be kept for the series and the three top drivers will
share over $7000 in cash and prizes from Weikel Racewear.
The driver with the most points in the four-race series will win a
custom firesuit, racing shoes and racing gloves with a total value of
$1100, a Weikel Racewear custom T-shirt package worth $1600 and $500 in
cash.
The second prize has a total value of $2350 and third is worth $1050.
Following the May 20 late model race Jake Lettich is the point
leader in the Weikel Summer Shoot-out followed by Carl Billet and Shawn
Jones.
Daryl Burkholder leads the speedway's overall late model
championship standings by a 50-point margin over Terry Flaherty.
In the sportsman division Frankie Herr is the man to beat, but
consistent Duaine Smith along with Dave Calaman, John Stehman, Carmen
Perigo and Jim Shuttleswotth are still in the hunt.
The Saturday night series will be interrupted by a two-day Monster
Truck show at Williams Grove on June 17-18.
The sportsman cars, late models and street stocks will return on
June 24.
Other remaining dates for the Saturday night series include July 1,
8 and 15, August 12 and 26, and September 9.


SATURDAY: FIRST SPORTSMAN WIN FOR PAUL MILLER

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Paul Miller survived a wild super sportsman feature Saturday night to become the sixth different winner in as many races for this division at Williams Grove Speedway.

The 25-year old Penn State graduate started ninth and cracked the top four with five laps remaining in the 20-lap feature. At this point SteveCannon looked as if he was well on his way to his first victory of the season.

Cannon had stretched his lead to a full straightaway until his engine exploded in a ball of fire one lap from the finish.

Miller had taken third from Steve Wilbur on lap 17 and the runnerup spot from Gerry Strawser one tour later. So, with Cannon out of action Miller found himself on the point with one lap remaining.

Meanwhile Frankie Herr, who started 17th, was up to second. However, Herr was unable to challenge for the lead on the final lap and Miller rolled to his first career victory at Williams Grove.

Herr settled for second and his sixth consecutive top-4 finish.

Danny Hager charged from 20th starting position to finish third.

Strawser and Wilbur completed the top five. Dave Ort, Scott Dellinger, Carmen Perigo, Jim Shuttlesworth and Jason Fry finished in positions six through ten respectively.

The race was marred by three red flag periods, which were caused by three separate flips. Two of those flips were by Duaine Smith. A spectacular triple involving Rich Eichelberger, his son Aaron Eichelberger and John Stehman occurred on the second attempt to start the race. All drivers escaped injury.

Heats for the 38 sportsman cars were won by Cannon, Stehman, Dave Calaman and Miller. The consolation races were won by Herr and Russ Mitten.

Jeff Haag won the 15-lap street stock feature. He was followed by Jim Salisbury, Paul Morgan, Kory Sites and Tim Wirt.

Street stock heat winners were Haag and Sites.

The 4-cylinder stock feature went to Dustin Hollinger. Heats were won by Ed Hollenbach and Kevin Thomas.

The sportsman cars will return to Williams Grove on June 19 along with the late models and street stocks.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – June 3, 2006
Super Sportsman Feature – 20 laps – 1. Paul Miller, 2. Frankie Herr, 3. Danny Hager, 4. Gerry Strawser, 5. Steve Miller, 6. Dave Ort, 7. Scott Dellinger, 8. Carmen Perigo, 9. Jim Shuttlesworth, 10. Jason Fry, 11. Craig Morrow, 12. Leroy Martin, 13. Scott Grace, 14. Steve Cannon, 15. Lanny Hake, 16. Duaine Smith, 17. Bobby Hockenberry, 18. Mike Enders, 19. Russ Mitten, 20. Matt Ondek 21. Rich Eichelberger, 22. John Stehman, 23. Aaron Eichelberger, 24. Dave Calaman

4-cylinder Stock Cars – 15 laps – 1. Dustin Hollinger, 2. Kevin Thomas, 3. Grant Adams, 4. Ronnie Buck, 5. Leroy Long, 6. Dale Kreiser, 7. Joe Jakubic, 8. Frank Grubic, 9. Dave Edwards, 10. Brian Michael, 11. Brian Wentzel, 12. Rich Newcomer, 13. Kyle Weiser, 14. Dave Thomas, 15. Jeremy Ott, 16. Scott Richards, 17. Brett Hockenberry, 18. Dennis Christine, 19. Butch Hetsel, 20. Tim Eckenrode,, 21. Ed Hollenbach, 22. Brian Neff, 23. John Stoll (DNS), 24. Wayne Kocher (DNS)

Street Stock Feature – 15 laps – 1. Jeff Haag, 2. Jim Salisbury, 3. Paul Morgan, 4. Kory Sites, 5. Randy Patterson, 6. Kirby Sites, 7. Gary Johnston, 8. Dene Light, 9. Scott Thunberg, 10. Gary Welsh, 11. Dave Motter, 12. Jim Hulse 13. Bruce Nichols, 14. Tim Wirt, 15. Marc Burzowski, 16. Randy Allen, 17 Tim Drawbaugh, 18. Ben Cornbower, 19. Kevin Wirt, 20. Randy Clouser, 21. Todd Bowersox. 22. Kyle Saylor


FRIDAY: GROVE RAINED OUT -- TIGHT POINT RACE CONTINUES JUNE 9

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Rain forced cancellation of Friday night's
sprint car racing at Williams Grove Speedway.
Friday night was to have been the only scheduled date for the All
Star Circuit of Champions to visit Williams Grove this season. While no
makeup date has been announced, speedway officials are working with the
All Stars in an attempt to find a mutually acceptable time to reschedule
the June 2 program.
Williams Grove will be back in action on Friday night, June 9.
Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 7:30.
The 1-866-Shot Drop/Bar's Leaks 360 Sprint Nationals is on the card
along with a complete program of sprint car racing for the Williams
Grove regulars known as the Pennsylvania Posse.
Former Williams Grove star Kenny Adams of Malibar, Florida, is one
of the early entries. Adams has become one of the country's top 360c.i.
drivers since moving south and is the defending USCS champion.
Defending URC champ Kurt Michael of Ocean View, Delaware, is also
entered along with defending Williams Grove limited sprint champ and
current point leader Cory Haas.
The race will pay $4000 to win and is open to both 360 c.i. and 358
c.i. sprint cars. With a gradual purse breakdown of $2000 for second
place, $1000 for tenth and $300 to start, a large field is expected,
which may even include some of the Grove's 410 c.i. sprint car drivers
if they are successful at finding a ride or borrowing a 360c.i. engine.
The Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point race continues in the sprint car
division on June 9. Six-time champion Fred Rahmer has moved into the
lead by a scant ten points over five-time champion Lance Dewease.
A $15,000 payoff awaits the champion at season's end, and with 300
points available on June 9, none of the contenders can afford to miss a
race.
The super sportsman cars will headline Saturday night programs
beginning at 7:00 on June 3 and June 10.


POSSE SET TO PUSH RECORD TO 18-0 AGAINST THE ALL STARS

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- When the All Stars return to Williams Grove
Speedway on Friday evening, June 2, the Pennsylvania Posse will attempt
to keep a perfect record intact by once again defending its home turf.
The All Stars, who have boasted some top notch sprint car drivers
over the years, have never had one of their cars win a sanctioned event
at Williams Grove Speedway.
One of the drivers who will be especially motivated to push the
home team's record to 18-0 versus the All Stars is Don Kreitz. Jr.
The 4-time track champion crossed the finish line first in last
year's All Star race, but was disqualified after a post race inspection,
because his car failed to make the mandatory minimum weight.
That was the only time Kreitz's car had ever been light in more
than 20 years of competition at Williams Grove.
Not only did the disqualification cost him $5000, but it would have
been his only victory of the season. Kreitz had a string of consecutive
winning years that dated back to 1990 come to an end in 2005, so he has
some extra incentive in seeking his third career Williams Grove All Star
win this week.
Lance Dewease, who was credited with last year's victory following
the Kreitz disqualification, leads all drivers with four Grove All Star
triumphs.
Other active drivers with All Star victories on their home track
include defending Cindy Rowe Auto Glass champion Fred Rahmer along with
former champion Todd Shaffer and Greg Hodnett.
The All Star race will be part of this year's Diamond Series. This
series features a separate point fund for five select race dates.
Remaining Diamond Series events also include the Mitch Smith
Memorial on June 30, the Jack Gunn Memorial Triple 20s on August 18 and
the Twin 20s on September 6.
Friday night's qualifications begin at 7:45.
Williams Grove will also be in action on Saturday night with super
sportsman racing as the featured attraction.


NEVER COUNT SHUTTLESWORTH OUT AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The Saturday night series featuring super
sportsman cars returns to Williams Grove Speedway June 3, and if recent
performances can be used as an indication, then Jim Shuttlesworth should
be worth the price of admission.
Shuttlesworth, 47, of Lewisberry, has given new meaning to the term
"late race charge."
On April 29 he started 10th in the sportsman feature and took the
lead from Greg Foster on the final lap to score his fifth career victory
at Williams Grove.
But even that paled in comparison to his most recent performance on
May 20.
Shuttlesworth struggled through his heat and consolation race and
was forced to start the feature from the eleventh row in 21st position.
By feature time, however, Shuttlesworth had his problems corrected and
began his charge.
In 19 laps he had passed 19 cars, but finally ran out of time as
Leroy Martin scored his first career victory at Williams Grove.
Shuttlesworth's exciting ride earned him an impressive second-place
finish and allowed him to move up in the sportsman point standings.
The point leader continues to be Frankie Herr, whose consistency has
been remarkable. In five sportsman races this season Herr has not
finished out of the top four.
There will be no late model racing at the Grove on June 3. The
4-cylinder stocks will make their first appearance of the season and the
street stocks will also be on the card.
Late model racing will return to Williams Grove on June 10 along
with the super sportsman cars and street stocks.
Other remaining dates for the 2006 Saturday night series are as
follows: June 24, July 1, 8, 15, August 12, 26, and September 9.


SATURDAY: RAHMER, ESH 1-2 IN WoO FINAL

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Fred Rahmer completed a weekend sweep of the World of Outlaws at
Williams Grove Speedway with a $12,500 victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap sprint car feature.
Although Rahmer started on the pole he had to work for his 73rd career victory at Williams Grove.
Rahmer led the first lap before Donny Schatz took over. But Rahmer was back in front the next time around
setting up a duel that saw the defending track champion and the current World of Outlaws point leader that
raged for the first half of the race.
With Schatz trying to make the extreme outside line work, Doug Esh surprised him by stealing the runnerup
spot on lap 19.
Esh was able to close on Rahmer while Schatz suddenly had his hands full with Joey Saldana, who took third
place on lap 20. Schatz refused to go away, however, and regained the spot one lap from the finish.
Saldana followed Schatz across the line, but was disqualified when his car failed to make the minimum weight
requirement.
Rahmer’s victory pushed his weekend total to $17,500.
Esh earned $6250 for third. Lance Dewease was fourth and Jason Solwold completed the top five.
Craig Dollansky finished sixth. Chad Layton came from the 15th starting position to claim seventh.
Stevie Smith moved from 14th to 8th. \
Mark Smith and Tim Shaffer rounded out the top ten.
The win was Rahmer’s sixth in World of Outlaws competition at Williams Grove and the fourth in his last
five attempts.
Dion Hindi out-qualified the 45-car field with a lap of 17.348.
Heats were won by Todd Shaffer, S. Smith, Layton and Michael Carber.
Niki Young claimed the C-main and Hindi the B.
Rahmer won the dash.
The All Star Circuit of Champions will sanction the sprint car races at Williams Grove on June 2
beginning at 7:45.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finish – May 27, 2006
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Feature – 30 laps – 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Doug Esh, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Lance
Dewease, 5. Jason Solwold, 6. Craig Dollansky, 7. Chad Layton, 8. Stevie Smith, 9. Mark Smith, 10. Tim
Shaffer, 11. Greg Hodnett, 12. Sean Michael, 13. Todd Shaffer, 14. Jac Haudenschild, 15. Chad Kemenah,
16. Don Kreitz, Jr., 17. Craig Keel, 18. Brian Leppo, 19. Brian Montieth, 20. Michael Carber, 21. Daryn
Pittman, 22. Dion Hindi, 23. T. J. Stutts, 24. Joey Saldana


FRIDAY NIGHT: RAHMER SCORES ONE FOR THE POSSE

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Fred Rahmer nipped Donny Schatz in a down-to-the-wire thriller sanctioned by the World of Outlaws national sprint car series Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

Rahmer started on the pole after winning the dash and Schatz started right behind him in the third position.

Schatz blasted past front row starter Mark Smith at the drop of the green and drove by Rahmer exiting turn four on the first lap. Once in front he opened a sizable lead over Rahmer and the rest of the field.

Smith, using an extreme outside line shot past Rahmer on lap 15 and began to close on Schatz. But Rahmer wasn’t ready to concede.

The defending Cindy Rowe Auto Glass track champion stayed glued to the inside and regained the runnerup spot from Smith on lap 21.

A lap later he was within striking distance of the World of Outlaws point leader.

With two tours remaining Rahmer slid in front of Schatz between turns three and four to take the lead. Schatz, however, refused to go away. The Fargo, ND, driver made one final bid for the lead coming off the final corner but fell a car length short.

The victory, worth $5000, was the 72nd of Rahmer’s career at Williams Grove and his first of the year.

Rahmer and Schatz along with Smith and Doug Esh, who finished third and fourth respectively, locked themselves into Saturday night’s dash.

Daryn Pittman, Lance Dewease, Jason Solwold, Brooke Tatnell, Tim Shaffer and Todd Hestor completed the top ten.

Heats for the 49 cars in competition were won by Stevie Smith, Jac Haudenschild, Dewease and T. J. Stutts.

Justin Henderson copped the C-main and Craig Keel won the B. Rahmer claimed the dash. Keel set fast time in qualifications with a lap of 16.821.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finish – May 26, 2006
World of Outlaws Preliminary Sprint Car Feature – 25 laps – 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Donny Schatz, 3. Mark Smith, 4. Doug Esh, 5. Daryn Pittman, 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Jason Solwold, 8. Brooke Tatnell, 9. Tim Shaffer, 10. Todd Hestor, 11. Don Kreitz, Jr., 12. Chad Layton, 13. Craig Dollansky, 14. Jeff Shepard, 15. Alan Cole, 16. Keith Kauffman, 17. Todd Shaffer, 18. Stevie Smith, 19. Craig Keel, 20. T. J. Stutts, 21. Jac Haudenschild, 22. Brian Leppo, 23. Mark Coldren, 24. Alan Krimes


POSSE SET TO DEFEND THE GROVE AFTER WoO SWEEP AT GRANDVIEW

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The World of Outlaws national sprint car tour
will stop at Williams Grove Speedway for a two-day event Friday evening,
May 26, and Saturday evening, May 27, and the Pennsylvania Posse has
already learned by experience that the competition will be as fierce as
ever.
The Outlaws came east for the first time in 2006 on May 16 at the
Grandview Speedway and if there were any doubts about the strength of
this year's Mean 15, they were put to rest at the Southeastern Pa.,
racetrack.
Led by current point leader Donny Schatz of Fargo, North Dakota,
the Outlaws swept the top five positions in the 35-lap feature.
Schatz was followed by Daryn Pittman of Owasso, Oklahoma, Craig
Dollansky of Elk River, Minnesota, Jac Haudenschild of Wooster, Ohio and
Joey Saldana of Brownsburg, Indiana.
The best the Williams Grove regulars could do at Grandview was a
sixth place finish by Greg Hodnett.
But things could be different when current Cindy Rowe Auto Glass
point leader Lance Dewease and 6-time champion Fred Rahmer attempt to
defend their home turf at Williams Grove.
Friday night's event will include time trials, qualifying races,
twin dashes and a 25-lap feature which will lock the first four
finishers into Saturday night's dash.
Saturday night's program will also include time trials and
qualifying races, but will end with a 30-lap A-Main paying $12,000 to win.
Some of the other invaders expected to compete at Williams Grove
include 6-time Knoxville Raceway champion Terry Mc Carl of Altoona,
Iowa, four-time All Star champion Chad Kemenah of Findlay, Ohio, Randy
Hannagan of San Jose, California, Brook Tatnell of San Souci, NSW,
Australia and Jeremy Campbell of Martin, Michigan.
Local drivers such as Harrisburg's Chad Layton and Lancaster's Doug
Esh have already proven that they can win at Williams Grove and should
be ready to challenge the Outlaws this week.
The starting time is set for 7:45 both nights. Some reserved seats
are still available and credit card orders are accepted at 717.697.5000.


SATURDAY: LEROY MARTIN HOLDS OFF SHUTTLESWORTH

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Leroy Martin won the 20-lap super sportsman feature Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway after withstanding a furious late race charge by Jim Shuttlesworth.

Martin started outside row number one and took the lead at the start.

Shuttlesworth started 21st and managed to crack the top five at the halfway point while Martin continued to set the pace.

Shuttlesworth, the feature winner on April 29, took fourth on lap 13 and third three laps later. He drove by point leader Frankie Herr on the 19th tour and took one final shot at the leader

But Martin was up to the challenge and held on for the victory.

It was the first Williams Grove win ever for Martin, 54, of Denver, PA.

Shuttlesworth settled for a close second.

Herr was third, which was his fifth consecutive top-four finish in sportsman competition at Williams Grove.

Carmen Perigo and John Stoner completed the top five.

Scott Dellinger, Dave Calaman, Jason Fry, Danny Hager and Duaine Smith finished in positions six through ten respectively.

Heats for the 39 cars went to Dave Berkheimer, Martin, Perigo and Billy Schoffstall, The consolation races were won by Glenn Keller and Calaman.

Jake Lettich started seventh, took the lead from John Ebersole on lap six, and went on to win the 20-lap late model feature.

Carl Billet finished second followed by Shawn Jones, Ebersole and Les Hare.

Late model heats were won by Daryl Burkholder, Les Hare and Larry Baer.

Scott Lupfer won the consolation race.

Marc Berzowski won the 15-lap street stock feature.

Street Stock heats went to Jim Salisbury and Paul Morgan.

Williams Grove Speedway will host a two-day World of Outlawas sprint car event on Friday and Saturday evenings, May 26-27.

The super sportsman, street stocks and 4-cylinder stocks will return to Williams Grove on June 3.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – May 20, 2006
Sportsman Feature – 20 laps – 1. Leroy Martin, 2. Jim Shuttlesworth, 3. Frankie Herr, 4. Carmen Perigo, 5. John Stoner, 6. Scott Dellinger, 7. Dave Calaman, 8. Jason Fry, 9. Danny Hager, 10. Duaine Smith, 11. Billy Schoffstall, 12. Smokey Snellbaker, 13. Lanny Hake, 14. Ryan Rupp, 15. Jerry Wolfe, 16. Paul Miller, 17. Rich Eichelberger, 18. Dave Berkheimer, 19. Steve Cannon, 20. Jeremy Strawser, 21. Aaron Eichelberger, 22. John Stehman, 23. Russ Mitten, 24. Glenn Keller

Late Model Feature –20 laps - 1. Jake Lettich, 2. Carl Billet, 3. Shawn Jones, 4. John Ebersole, 5. Les Hare, 6. Jerry Stutting, 7. Larry Baer, 8. Daryl Burkholder, 9. Steve Billet, 10. Scott Lupfer, 11. Dave Graber. 12. Travis Mease, 13. Ron Miller, 14. Charles Potts, 15. Scott McCann, 16. Pat Beard, 17. Colby Frye, 18. Derrick Zirkle, 19. Dave Sokoloski, 20. Derrick Mease. 21. Jared Miller, 22. Steve Weikel, 23. Jamie Barker, 24. Carl Graves

Street Stock Feature – 15 laps – 1. Marc Berzowski, 2. Randy Allen, 3. Tim Wirt, 4. Kory Sites, 5. Dene Light, 6. Todd Bowersox, 7. Paul Morgan, 8. Jim Salisbury, 9. Randy Patterson, 10. Gary Johnston, 11. Rodney Clouser, 12. Jim Hulse, 13. Gary Welsh, 14. Tim Drawbaugh, 15. Dave Motter, 16. Kyle Saylor, 17. Kevin Wirt


FRIDAY: GREG HODNETT STOPS RAHMER WITH LAST LAP PASS

MECHANICSBURG, PA – After three lead changes in the final four laps, Greg Hodnett emerged with the victory in the 25-lap sprint car feature Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

Mark Freeland led the first lap before Michael Carber took over and began to pull away from the field.

Hodnett, who started ninth, took the runnerup spot at the halfway point and began to close on Carber.

The 18-year old Pennridge High School senior was able to keep Hodnett at bay until the 22nd lap when the veteran drove by with an inside move through turns three and four.

On lap 24 Fred Rahmer, who started 11th, surprised Hodnett exiting the second corner and took the lead on the backstretch.

Less than a lap away from his first win of the season at Williams Grove, Rahmer encountered heavy lapped traffic in turn one. He tried to go by the lapped cars on the outside giving the bottom to Hodnett, who slid past Rahmer and held on for his second win of the season.

Rahmer settled for second with Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point leader Lance Dewease third, Chad Layton fourth and Brian Montieth fifth.

Mark Smith, T. J. Stutts, Mark Freeland, Rick Lafferty and Todd Shaffer completed the top ten.

After crossing the finish line Hodnett found Dan Shetler spinning in turn one and was forced to hit the guard rail, which resulted in the winning car turning over. Hodnett’s car had to be towed to victory lane.

Sprint heats went to Chris Meleason, Carber and Niki Young. Mike Erdley won the consolation race.

Adam Wilt won the 20-lap limited (358 c.i.) sprint feature.

He was followed by Davie Franek, Cory Haas, Pat Cannon and Dale Hammaker,

Limited heats went to Cannon, Franek and Billy Johns. The consolation race was won by Frankie Herr.

The World of Ooutlaws will be at Williams Grove Speedway for a two-day sprint car event on Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – May 19, 2006
Sprint Car Feature – 25 laps – 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Chad Layton, 5. Brian Montieth, 6. Mark Smith, 7. T. J. Stutts, 8. Mark Freeland, 9. Rick Lafferty, 10. Todd Shaffer, 11. Mike Erdley, 12. Niki Young, 13. Jim Siegel, 14. Chris Knopp, 15. Chris Meleason, 16. Von McGee, 17. Brian Leppo, 18. Michael Carber, 19. Dan Shetler, 20. Ryan Bohlke, 21. Steve Clabaugh, 22. Kyle Pruitt, 23. Don Kreitz, Jr., 24. Bob Bennett

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Feature – 20 laps – 1. Adam Wilt, 2. Davie Franek, 3. Cory Haas, 4. Pat Cannon, 5. Dale Hammaker, 6. Billy Johns, 7. Kevin Nouse, 8. Nate Snyder, 9. Jason Shultz, 10. Stewart Smith, 11. Kevin Nagy, 12. Keith Prutzman, 13. Frankie Herr, 14. Nate Hammaker, 15. Scott Flammer, 16. Todd Spangler, 17. Nathan Berwager, 18. John Barnett, 19. Chad Trout, 20. Adrian Shaffer, 21. Matt Boland, 22. Kyle Purks, 23. Jimmy Layton, 24. Aaron Long


DONNY SCHATZ HAS BEEN THE MAN TO BEAT AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Since Donny Schatz won his first race at
Williams Grove Speedway he has clearly been the man to beat in World of
Outlaws sprint car competition at this historic half-mile race track.
Schatz, 28, of Fargo, ND, will lead the World of Outlaws into
Williams Grove Speedway for a two-day event on Friday and Saturday, May
26-27.
The current Outlaw point leader won his first National Open,
traditionally the Grove's richest event, on September 30, 2000. Since
that time he has been batting an even .300 in World of Outlaws races at
Williams Grove winning 9 of 30 including the richest events on the schedule.
Schatz has won the National Open three times and also won the
Summer Nationals in 2003.
His nine winner's shares have totaled $137,000.
The Grove victories for the most part have come in streaks for Schatz.
Following his National Open win n '00, he went on to win his first
three Williams Grove starts in '01 to push his winning streak to four.
He put another skein together in '03 with three consecutive Grove victories.
Local racers are hoping Schatz hasn't started another streak with
his $30,000 victory in the 2005 National Open.
Schatz has won three times as many Williams Grove Outlaw races as
any other driver during this time frame.
Pennsylvania drivers Lance Dewease of Fayetteville, Don Kreitz, Jr.
of Sinking Springs and defending Cindy Rowe Auto Glass champion Fred
Rahmer of Salfordville have each won three Williams Grove WoO races
during the same period and all three will be out to stop Schatz on
Memorial Day weekend.
The Grove regulars, known as the Pennsylvania Posse, will have a
final opportunity to prepare for Schatz and the other Outlaws on May 19
when the sprint cars will be joined by the limited (358 c.i.) sprints.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.
Reserved seats for the May 26-27 WoO event are available and credit
card orders are accepted at 717.697.5000.


FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT RACING MAY 19-20

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Another big weekend of racing is planned for
May 19-20 at Williams Grove Speedway with five different classes of race
cars set for competition.
On Friday evening, May 19, sprint car racing will be the featured
attraction and the Grove's signature division will be joined by the
limited (358 c.i.) sprints.
The Pennsylvania Posse will be out in force as they prepare for the
season's first showdown with the World of Outlaws on May 26-27.
Several Williams Grove regulars have defeated the Outlaws at
various times in their careers.
Drivers such as Don Kreitz, Jr., Lance Dewease, Fred Rahmer, Greg
Hodnett and Mark Smith have all defended their home turf in the past
while Grove regulars Todd Shaffer and Craig Keel have scored victories
over the Outlaws at other speedways.
The limited division has become an excellent feeder system in
recent years. In fact, two former champions, Doug Esh and Chad Layton,
each won a sprint car feature on the same night at Williams Grove recently.
The sprint cars will compete in qualifying races leading up to a
25-lap feature carrying a purse of $16,000 this week with points at
stake for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass championship.
The limited feature will be 20 laps.
Racing begins at 8:00 on May 19.
On Saturday night, May 20, another three division card of super
sportsman cars, late models and street stocks will be presented.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 7:00.
This will be the last opportunity for fans to see the late models
at Williams Grove until June 10.
The sportsman and street stocks will return on June 3 in
conjunction with the season's first appearance of the 4-cylinder stocks.
The Saturday night series featuring the super sportsman cars has
the following dates remaining on the 2006 schedule: May 20, June 3, 10
and 24, July 1, 8, 15, August 12, 26 and September 9.


WILLIAMS GROVE RAINED OUT SATURDAY

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Rain forced cancellation of Saturday night's
program of super sportsman, late model and street stock racing at
Williams Grove Speedway.
A late afternoon storm saturated the track surface and pit area
forcing officials to cancel the races just prior to 5:00, allowing fans
and competitors an opportunity to change their Saturday night plans.
A similar program of sportsman, late model and street stock racing
is scheduled for Saturday night, May 20, with a starting time set for 7:00.
The point standings for the Saturday night series follows.
Super Sportsman Point Standings: 1. Frankie Herr 1060, 2. Duaine
Smith 860, 3. John Stehman 850, 4. Dave Calaman 835, 5. Carmen Perigo
720, 6. Jerry Wolfe 710, 7. Danny Hager 650, Jim Shuttlesworth 650,
9. Paul Miller 620, 10. Craig Morrow 595
Late Model Point Standings: 1. Daryl Burkholder 540, 2. Terry
Flaherty 490, 3. Larry Baer 460, 4. Steve Kent 440, 5. Tyler Armstrong
410 6. Carl Billet 370, Pat Beard 370, 8. Les Hare 350, 9. Mike
Spangler 330, 10. Jake Lettich 320
Street Stock Point Standings: 1. Paul Morgan 540, 2. Kory Sites
530, 3. Gary Johnston 520,
4. Randy Allen 480, 5. Jim Salisbury 470, 6. Todd Bowersox 460, 7.
Randy Patterson 430, 8. TimWirt 370, 9. Marc Berzowski 360,
10. Gary Welsh 325
The next racing event at Williams Grove Speedway will feature
sprint cars and limited (358 c.i.) sprints starting at 8:00 on Friday
evening, May 19.
The World of Outlaws national sprint car tour will visit Williams
Grove on Friday and Saturday, May 26-27.
Reserved seat tickets for both nights of Outlaw racing are still
available. Credit card orders are accepted at 717.697.5000 during
business hours.


LANCE REPEATS: STUHLER SWEEPS TO $6000 PAYDAY

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Lance Dewease became the first repeat winner in sprint car competition at Willliams Grove Speedway this season with an impressive drive from the 12th starting position.

Gary Stuhler swept both late model features and earned a $6000 payday courtesy of Regency Fireplace Products and Ray Bull won the ARDC midget feature.

Von McGee led the first lap of the sprint car feature before Kyle Purks took over. Meanwhile Fred Rahmer, who started 11th, was charging to the front.

Rahmer used an inside move through turn three to take the lead on lap seven. The Grove’s career win leader looked like a good bet to become the speedway’s ninth different winner in as many races until Dewease began to clear traffic.

The Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point leader took the runnerup spot on lap eleven and immediately began to run down Rahmer. Dewease drove by on the inside exiting the second corner on lap 15 and drove away from the field to win by 2.09 seconds over Todd Shaffer, who started 8th. Brian Montieth took fourth from a fading Rahmer on the last lap.

Greg Hodnett, Chad Layton, Mark Smith, Don Kreitz, Jr. and Eric Stambaugh completed the top ten.

Heats for the 31 sprint cars were won by Rahmer, Purks and Leppo. The consolation race went to Rick Lafferty.

In the first late model feature Stuhler, who started fourth, took the lead on lap four and cruised to his 18th career win at Williams Grove. Scott Haas, Ronnie DeHaven, Jr., Jason Covert and Dan Stone completed the top five.

With $4500 at stake Stuhler started 12th and took the lead at the white flag lap then rolled to the lucrative victory.

Covert, Stone, D. J. Myers and Jim Bernheisel completed the top five.

Late model heats were won by DeHaven, Covert and Stuhler, Bud Witmer won the consolation race.

Ray Bull won the ARDC midget feature over A. J. Ernesto, Carey Becker, Steve Buckwalter and Frank Polimeda.

Mike Miller and Buckwalter won midget heats.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – May 12, 2006
Sprint Car Feature – 25 laps – 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Todd Shaffer, 3. Doug Esh, 4. Brian Montieth, 5. Fred Rahmer, 6. Greg Hodnett, 7. Chad Layton, 8. Mark Smith, 9. Don Kreitz, Jr., 10. Eric Stambaugh, 11. Michael Carber, 12. T. J. Stutts, 13. Mike Erdley, 14. Kyle Purks, 15. Brian Leppo, 16. Jimmy Siegel, 17. Ryan Bohlke, 18. Chris Knopp, 19. Von McGee, 20. Dan Shetler, 21. Niki Young, 22. Mark Coldren, 23. Rick Lafferty, 24. Bob Bennett

Make-up Late Model Feature –(From March 31) –20 laps – 1. Gary Stuhler, 2. Scott Haas, 3. Ronnie DeHaven, Jr., 4. Jason Covert. 5. Dan Stone, 6. Jim Bernheisel, 7. Billy Wampler, 8. D. J. Myers, 9. Tim Wilson, 10. D. J. Troutman, 11. Alan Sagi, 12. Donnie Schick, 13. J. T. Spence, 14. Scott LeBarron, 15. Mike Lupfor, 16. Billy Marvin, 17. Jason Miller, 18. Chuck Shutts, 19. Les Hare, 20. Dave Shultski, 21. Colby Frye, 22. Pat Beard, 23. Jeremy Miller

Late Model Feature – 20 laps – 1. Stuhler, 2. Covert, 3. Stone, 4. Myers, 5. Bernheisel, 6. Haas, 7. Mike Hess, 8. Schick, 9. Troutman, 10. Lupfor, 11. Spence, 12. Jim Yoder, 13. Bud Witmer, 14. Paul Crowl, 15. Brian Booze, 16. Miller, 17. Wampler, 18. Hare, 19. DeHaven, Jr., 20. Beard, 21. LeBarron, 22. Chris Shuey,
Tim Wilson (DNS)

ARDC Midget Feture – 20 laps – 1. Ray Bull, 2. A. J. Ernesto, 3. Carey Becker, 4. Steve Buckwalter, 5. Frank Polimeda. 6. Andy Martin, 7. Steve Lenig, 8. Tom Hessert, 9. Dave Shirk, 10. Scott Zipp, 11. D. J. Gargulio, 12. Bobby Goerner, 13. Chris Zrinski, 14. Kathy Kurtz, 15. Danny Straton, 16. Tracy Readinger, 17. Michele Miller, 18. Don Trent. 19. Eric Heydenreich, 20. Ed Stimely, Jr., 21. Mike Miller


SATURDAY NIGHT: FRANKIE HERR LOOMS AS TITLE THREAT

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The Saturday night series of super sportsman,
late model and street stock racing at Williams Grove Speedway continues
on May 13 with the first heat scheduled to start at 7:00.
While there have been no repeat winners through the first four
sportsman features this season, Frankie Herr is beginning to separate
himself from the field in the race for the track championship.
Herr's consistency has been amazing through the early going. In
four sportsman features at Williams Grove this year he has finished
fourth, first, second and third in a division known for close competition.
Herr, 43, a full-time mechanic and weekend racer, knows what it
takes to win track championships. The Carlisle resident rolled to three
consecutive titles at the now defunct Silver Spring Speedway from 2002-'04.
In addition to his track championships Herr reeled off four
consecutive Sportsman Tour titles from 2001-'04.
His early performances indicate that Frankie Herr has earned the
favorite's role in the race for the first Williams Grove super sportsman
championship.
Darryl Berkholder is in a similar position in the late model
division with a win and a fourth-place finish to his credit after two races.
April 29 winner Les Hare, however, will be a driver to be reckoned
with. Hare, a top name in area late model racing for many years, stated
in victory lane his commitment to the Saturday night series for the
remainder of the season.
Both the sportsman and late models have been averaging nearly 40
cars per race on Saturday nights.
Remaining Saturday night series dates are as follows: May 13, 20,
June 3, 10, 24, July 1, 8, 15, August 12, 26 and September 9.


FRIDAY NIGHT: $6000 POSSIBLE FOR LATE MODEL SWEEP

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- A rare Friday night triple header is on tap
May 12 at Williams Grove Speedway featuring sprint cars, ARDC midgets
and late models.
Racing begins at 7:45.
The late model portion of the program will include qualifying races
and two feature events.
The late models have been plagued by rain in recent years and 2006
has been no exception.
With the feature field filled on March 31 rain wiped out the
remainder of the program. The rained out feature was added to the April
21 schedule which was the last time the popular super stock class was to
appear at the Grove this year. However, rain forced cancellation of the
entire program, so the late model teams were invited back on May 12.
Michael Crittenden of Regency Fire Place Products has added a major
incentive to the late model drivers.
If a driver can sweep both of the Outlaw-type late model features,
Crittenden has offered to double the payoff.
Each feature pays $1500 to win, so a sweep would be worth $6000.
May 12 will be the final opportunity to see the super stock late
model at Williams Grove this year.
This will also be the only opportunity to see the midget race cars
on the Grove's historic half-mile this year. ARDC, a club steeped in
history in its own right, is expecting a full field of cars for this
special event.
As always, the Grove sprint cars are the featured attraction with
all of the Pennsylvania Posse's top guns competing for a $16,000 feature
purse and Cindy Rowe Auto Glass points.
Williams Grove will also be in action on Saturday night, May 13,
with three different divisions including super sportsman cars, late
models and street stocks beginning at 7:00.


JIMMY SIEGEL SCORES GROVE THRILLER

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Jimmy Siegel won what may prove to be the race of the year at Williams Grove Speedway.
The racing season is still young, but Friday night’s 25-lap sprint car feature will be hard to beat.
Siegel had to take the lead, lose the lead, take it back and hold on to score his first career victory at Williams Grove.
The 25-year old third generation racer started fourth and was up to second by lap four while Brian Montieth set the early pace.
Siegel used an inside move off turn four on lap seven to take his first lead. Montieth took it back two laps later, but Siegel refused to go away. His persistence paid off on lap 18 when he used the inside line off turn four to reclaim the lead.
Meanwhile the Grove’s heavy hitters were closing in. Last week’s winner Chad Layton and current Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point leader Lance Dewease caught Montieth and the three began swapping positions every lap while racing just behind the leader.
Siegel never wavered, however, and held on to score the $3000 victory.
Layton, who started 8th and Dewease, who started 12th, finished second and third respectively. Montieth was fourth and Fred Rahmer came from 11th to fifth.
Craig Keel, Greg Hodnett, Mark Smith, Bob Bennett and Rick Lafferty completed the top ten.
Heats for the 33 sprint cars went to Keel, Montieth and Hodnett. Todd Shaffer won the consolation race.
Kyle Purks started 9th, took the lead at the halfway point and went on to win the 20-lap limited (358 c.i.) sprint feature.
Kevin Nouse, Cory Haas, Adrian Shaffer and Scott Flammer completed the top five.
Heats for the 37 cars went to Haas, A. Shaffer, Nouse and Jake Raudabaugh. Dale Hammaker and Jimmy Layton won consolation races.
Williams Grove will host a complete program of sprint, late model and midget racing, plus a makeup late model feature, on May 12 at 7:30.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – May 5, 2006
Sprint Car Feature – 25 laps – 1. Jim Siegel, 2. Chad Layton, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Brian Montieth, 5. Fred Rahmer, 6. Craig Keel, 7. Greg Hodnett, 8. Mark Smith, 9. Bob Bennett, 10. Rick Lafferty, 11. Mike Erdley, 12. Michael Carber, 13. T. J. Stutts, 14. Niki Young, 15. Brian Leppo, 16. Josh Wells, 17. Don Kreitz, Jr., 18. Todd Shaffer, 19. Lucas Wolfe, 20. Alan Krimes, 21. Justin Collett, 22. Chris Knopp, 23. Dan Shetler, 24. Doug Esh

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature – 20 laps – 1. Kyle Purks, 2. Kevin Nouse, 3. Cory Haas, 4. Adrian Shaffer, 5, Scott Flammer, 6. Billy Johns, 7. Randy Rhoads, 8. Scott Ellerman, 9. Bob Beidleman, 10. Dale Hammaker, 11. Pat Cannon, 12. Steve Owings, 13. Davie Franek, 14. Frankie Herr, 15. Kevin Nagy, 16. Nate Snyder, 17. Jason Shultz, 18. Jimmy Layton, 19. Travis Keeney, 20. Jay Galloway, 21. Adam Wilt, 22. Chad Trout, 23. Nathan Berwager, 24. Jake Raudabaugh


SPRINTS AND 358s OPEN BUSY MONTH AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- May will be a busy month at Williams Grove
Speedway with seven race dates on the schedule featuring everything from
World of Outlaws sprint cars to street stocks.
No less than seven different types of race cars are scheduled to
appear at Williams Grove in May and all seven can be seen during the
first two weekends of the month.
Things are relatively quiet on the first weekend of May with just a
program of sprint car and limited (358 c.i.) sprint racing set for
Friday, the 5th, with a starting time of 8:00.
This will be just the third appearance of the limiteds for 2006 and
defending champion Cory Haas will be attempting to keep his unbeaten
record intact.
The action really picks up the following weekend when two nights of
racing featuring six different classes of race cars will unfold.
A rare Friday night triple header is on tap for May 12, which was
set up by two rain outs involving the Outlaw-type late models.
Sprint car racing and the season's only appearance by the ARDC
midgets was originally scheduled for May 12. Now a triple header, also
featuring the Outlaw-type late models, is on the card. In addition to a
complete program of late model racing, the feature rained out on March
31 will be run.
The Saturday night series of sportsman, late model and street stock
racing will continue on May 13.
The second two-day weekend is set for May 19-20 with sprints and
358s slated for Friday, and sportsman, late models and street stocks on
Saturday.
The month of racing will end on the weekend of May 26-27 when the
World of Outlaws return to Williams Grove to sanction a two-day sprint
car event on Friday and Saturday night.


Saturday Night: Jim Shuttlesworth and Les Hare Win At Williams Grove

Mechanicsburg, PA – Jim Shuttlesworth used a last lap pass to take the lead en route to a victory in the 20-lap sportsman feature Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway.
Dave Ort started on the pole and took the early lead followed by Gregg Foster, who started fourth.
Foster took over with an inside move on the backstretch on lap four. While he set the pace both Shuttlesworth and Frankie Herr were moving forward. The three front runners were racing under a blanket when a caution with one lap left slowed the field.
Foster held off Herr for the runnerup spot. Jeremy Strawser and Danny Hager completed the top five.
Ort, Ryan Rupp, Jason Fry, Duaine Smith and John Stehman finished in positions six through ten respectively.
Heats for the 40 super sportsman cars were won by Steve Cannon, Dave Calaman, Smokey Snellbaker and Herr. The consolation races went to Brian Boughter and Bobby Hockenberry.
Les Hare made a spectacular charge to move from the 12th starting spot to the lead in just 12 laps in the late model feature. He took over from early leader Pat Beard with an outside move off the second corner and went on to win the 20-lap event
Jake Lettich came from 10th to finish a very close second. Terry Flaharty, Darryl Burkholder and Larry Baer completed the top five.
Heats for the 35 late models were won by Lettich, Hare and Pat Beard.
Paul Morgan bested the 20-car field to win the 15-lap street stock feature. Heats went to Kory Sites and Jim Salisbury.
Another 3-division program of super sporsman, late model and street stock racing is scheduled for Saturday night, May 13, at Willliams Grove Speedway.
 
Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – April 29, 2006
Super Sportsman Feature – 20 laps – 1. Jim Shuttlesworth, 2. Gregg Foster, 3. Frankie Herr, 4. Jeremy Strawser, 5. Danny Hager, 6. Dave Ort, 7. Ryan Rupp, 8. Jason Fry, 9. Duaine Smith, 10. John Stehman, 11. Scott Dellinger, 12. Craig Morrow, 13. Smokey Snellbaker, 14. Bobby Weaver, 15. Jerry Wolfe, 16. Billy Schoffstall, 17. Glenn Keller, 18. Scott Grace, 19. Dave Calaman, 20. Bobby Hockenberry, 21. Brian Boughter, 22. Paul Miller, 23. Steve Cannon, 24. Matt Ondek

Late Model Feature – 20 laps – 1. Les Hare, 2. Jake Lettich, 3. Terry Flaharty, 4. Darryl Burkholder, 5. Larry Baer, 6. Pat Beard, 7. Gary Potts, 8. Tyler Armstrong, 9. Steve Kent, 10. Bobby Beard, 11. Arlin Brougher, 12. Mike Spangler, 13. Colby Frye, 14. Scott McCann, 15. Jared Miller, 16. Steve Billett, 17. Dave Raber, 18. Steve Weikel, 19. John Ebersole, 20. Shaun Jones, 21. Jake Jones, 22. Carl Billett, 23. Carl Graves, 24. Travis Mease

Street Stock Feature – 15 laps – 1. Paul Morgan, 2. Randy Allen, 3. Gary Johnston, 4. Todd Bowersox, 5. Kory Sites, 6. Jim Salisbury, 7. Dene Light, 8. Randy Patterson, 9. Tim Wirt, 10. Kody Sites, 11. Marc Berzowski, 12. Dave Motter, 13. Tim Drawbaugh, 14. Jim Hulse, 15. Jeff Haag, 16. Jerry Blauch, 17. Gary Welsh, 18. Rodney Clouser, 19. Kevin Wirt, 20. Rick Yohn


SPRING CLASSIC TO DOUG ESH – MAKEUP FEATURE TO CHAD LAYTON

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Doug Esh led all 30 laps to score a $6000 victory in the Spring Classic for sprint cars Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway and Chad Layton won the 25-lap makeup feature, which was rained out on April 7.

Esh started on the pole in the Spring Classic and was never seriously challenged.

The win gave Esh a shot at a $20,000 pay day which would have included a $10,000 bonus from Weld Racing Wheels and a $1000 bonus from Fairway Chevrolet.

Don Kreitz, Jr. settled for second in the Spring Classic, which was where he started.

Lance Dewease settled for third and maintained his lead in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point race. Keith Kauffman was fourth and Fred Rahmer turned in a strong passing performance charging from 14th to fifth.

Todd Shaffer, Lucas Wolfe, Greg Hodnett, Mike Erdley and Chad Layton finished in positions six through ten respectively.

With $14,000 on the line for Esh, who started seventh in the second feature, Craig Keel took the lead at the start and set the pace for the first ten laps.

Layton, who started sixth, used an inside move through the fourth turn on lap 11 and drove to a $3000 victory.

Rahmer came from eleventh to finish second. Rick Lafferty turned in a strong effort to finish third after taking the spot from Lucas Wolfe with two laps remaining.

Eric Stambaugh, Dewease, Mike Erdley, Greg Hodnett and Kreitz completed the top ten.

Hodnett set fast time for the Spring Classic with a lap of 16.345. Heats for the 40 cars went to Jim Siegel, Alan Cole, Alan Krimes and Chris Meleason. Brian Paulus won the B-main.

While the bonus money was not claimed, five drivers left with more than $3000. Esh earned $7000, Kreitz $4500, Layton $3900, Rahmer $3600 and Dewease $3200.

The sprint cars return to Williams Grove on May 5 along with the limited sprints.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – April 28, 2006
Spring Classic Sprint Car Feature – 30 laps – 1. Doug Esh, 2. Don Kreitz, Jr., 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Keith Kauffman, 5. Fred Rahmer, 6. Todd Shaffer, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Greg Hodnett, 9. Mike Erdley, 10. Chad Layton, 11. Brian Paulus, 12. Mark Smith, 13. Alan Cole, 14. Eric Stambaugh, 15. Chris Knopp, 16. T. J. Stutts, 17. Craig Keel, 18. Michael Carber, 19. Josh Wells, 20. Brian Leppo, 21. Alan Krimes, 22. Jim Siegel, 23. Rick Lafferty, 24. Chris Meleason

Sprint Car Feature (Rained out on April 7) – 25 laps – 1. Chad Layton, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Rick Lafferty, 4. Lucas Wolfe, 5. Doug Esh, 6. Eric Stambaugh, 7. Lance Dewease, 8. Mike Erdley, 9. Greg Hodnett, 10. Don Kreitz, Jr., 11. T. J. Stutts, 12. Chris Meleason, 13. Kyle Purks, 14. Mark Freeland, 15. Michael Carber, 16. Brian Leppo, 17. Mark Coldren, 18. Dan Shetler, 19. Todd Shaffer, 20. Craig Keel, 21. Chad Jumper, 22. Ken Carberry, 23. Alan Krimes, 24. Niki Young


SPORTSMAN, LATE MODELS, STREET STOCKS RETURN SATURDAY APRIL 29

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Saturday super sportsman racing is alive and
well in Mechanicsburg, PA, and the tradition wll continue on Saturday
night, April 29, at Williams Grove Speedway.
Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00.
With the demise of Silver Spring Speedway the three divisions that
helped make it so successful for more than 50 years have found a new
home at Williams Grove.
In addition to the super sportsman cars, the Silver Spring late
models and street stocks will also be on the April 29 program.
The three division program debuted at Williams Grove on April 15
with a large field of cars filling both the infield and backstretch pit
areas.
There were 39 super sportsman cars in competition along with 40
late models and 19 street stocks for a total of 98 cars comprising the
pit log.
The sportsman cars had raced at Williams Grove on two occasions n
2005 prior to April 15. Forty cars were in competition on March 26 and
32 on April 7. That makes a three-race average of 37 per race in the
sportsman division.
Three different drivers - Dave Calaman, Frankie Herr and Carmen
Perigo, Jr. - have won the first three races.
Local favorite Rich Eichelberger, who is the leading active career
win leader in the sportsman division, had a victory within his grasp on
April 15 when mechanical problems sent him to the pits with five laps left.
Daryl Burkholder, Carl Billet and Steve Kent, Jr. were impressive
in the late model opener.
Following a week off the sportsman, late models and street stocks
will return to Williams Grove on May 13.
Other Saturday night sportsman dates on the calendar include May
20, June 3,10, 24, July 1,8,15, August 12, 26, and September 9.


WILLIAMS GROVE SPRINT CAR DRIVERS EYE $20,000 PAY DAY ON APRIL 28

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- A rain out on April 7 has set up the
possibility of a $20,000 pay day for a sprint car driver at Williams
Grove Speedway on Friday night, April 28.
The Spring Classic, which offers a $6000 winner's share from a
purse of $30,000, was already slated for April 28 when the rained out
April 7 feature was added to the program. The makeup feature will pay
$3000 to win from a purse of $16,000.
That's a combined purse of $46,000 with $9000 going to any driver
who can win both features.
Jim Corazza of Fairway Chevrolet in Hazleton, Pa., immediately
stepped forward with an additional $1000 if one driver could sweep both
features making it a cool $10,000 combined payoff.
While $10,000 represents a profitable night's work for any sprint
car driver, Taylor Weld of Weld Racing in Kansas City, Mo., decided to
raise the stakes.
Weld Racing, a leading manufacturer of racing wheels including its
double-bead-loc design, has offered the Weld Racing Wheels
Double-Bead-Loc bonus.
That means Weld Racing Wheels will offer $10,000, which doubles the
payoff and makes it worth $20,000 for any driver who can win both
features at Williams Grove on April 28.
Qualifying for the Spring Classic is set to begin at 7:45. Heat
races and a B-main will follow prior to the running of the 30-lap main
event.
Then the winner of the Spring Classic will get a shot at a $20,000
pay day when the 25-lap makeup feature will be presented.
If one of the Grove's heavy hitters is to earn $20,000 on April 28,
he will have to come from deep in the pack, which will provide quite a
show for the fans.
The lineup is already set and the Grove's career win leaders, Fred
Rahmer and Lance Dewease will start 11th and 12th respectively. Greg
Hodnett will start 17th and Don Kreitz, Jr., 20th.
Chad Layton, who won a 358 and 410 feature on the same night in
2005, will start sixth. Doug Esh, Lucas Wolfe and T. J. Stutts own
positions seven through nine and all three have won at Williams Grove
during the past year.
A dark horse could be former Outlaw Craig Keel of Weedsport, NY,
who will start on the pole.
This will be Corazza's introduction to sprint car racing although
his Fairway Chevrolet and Subaru dealerships have been heavily involved
in the sponsorship of hill climbs.
The Weld family is well known at Williams Grove because so many
racers use their products and also because the late Kenny Weld was a
4-time track champion in the early '70's.


WILLIAMS GROVE RAINED OUT – LATE MODELS RESCHEDULED MAY 12

MECHANICSBURG, PA – The sprint car and late model races scheduled for Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway were rained out.

The late models have been rescheduled for Friday night, May 12.

The May 12 event will include a makeup feature for the late models originally rained out on March 31, plus a complete program of late model racing.

The ARDC midgets will also be on the May 12 card, which will be headlined by the Williams Grove sprint cars.

Racing is slated to begin at 7:45 on May 12, and general admission will be $15.

Williams Grove will be back in action on April 28 with the running of the Spring Classic for sprint cars plus a makeup sprint car feature rained out on April 7.

If one driver can win both features on April 28 he will go home with $20,000 courtesy of Weld Racing and Fairway Chevrolet of Hazleton.


$6000 FOR LATE MODEL SWEEP -- APRIL 28 SPRINT PURSE NEARLY $46,000

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Two features and a possible $6000 payoff will
highlight the late model portion of the April 21 double bill also
featuring sprint car racing at Williams Grove Speedway.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.
In addition to the regularly scheduled program of late model
racing, a feature event rained out on March 31 will be made up on April 21.
If one driver can sweep both late model features he will go home
with $6000 thanks to the sponsorship of Regency Fire Place Products.
Each late model feature was scheduled to pay $1500 to win, which
means the speedway would be paying $3000 to any driver who can win both
features. But Michael Crittenden of Regency Fire Place Products has
offered to match the speedway's payoff if any driver can sweep both
features.
A possible $6000 payday should inspire some classic late model
racing on April 21 at Williams Grove.
One of the drivers already qualified to start the makeup feature is
Gary Stuhler, whose 17 career victories makes him the winningest active
driver at Williams Grove. Also in the field is Dan Stone, who has won
two of the last three late model races run at Williams Grove.
The sprint car drivers will compete for a spot in their 25-lap
feature which will pay $3000 to win and offer points toward the Cindy
Rowe Auto Glass championship.
The sprint car teams will be looking forward to a big night coming
up for them on April 28.
At that time the Spring Classic will be presented and will be worth
$6000 to win.
In addition to the Sprint Classic, the sprint car feature rained
out on April 7 will be run on April 28, pushing the night's total sprint
purse to nearly $46,000.


SATURDAY NIGHT: FRANKIE HERR AND CARMEN PERIGO WIN

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Frankie Herr and Carmen Perigo each won super sportsman features Saturday night as Williams Grove Speedway opened its 13-race Saturday night series. The next sportsman race is slated for April 29.

Herr’s victory came in the first event of the night, which was rained out on April 7.

Herr started 5th in the first 20-lap feature and ran solidly in the top three while Rich Eichelberger led the first 14 laps before a motor problem sent him to the pits.

John Stehman took over at that point and held on until lap 19 when Herr used an inside move off turn three to take the lead. Once in front he cruised to his fifth career victory at Williams Grove.

Stehman held on for second. Duaine Smith started third and finished third, Paul Miller and Perigo completed the top five.

Jerry Wolfe, Russ Mitten, Dave Calaman, Bobby Hockenberry and Craig Morrow finished in positions six through ten respectively.

Perigo started on the pole in the second sportsman feature and wired the field for his second career victory at the Grove.

Herr started ninth in the second feature and moved into the runnerup position on lap 13, but was unable to make a serious bid for the lead and settled for second place. Jim Shuttlesworth, Stan Wanner, Jerry Wolfe, Dave Calaman, Russ Mitten, Brian Boughter, Rich Eichelberger and John Stehman completed the top ten.

Sportsman heats were won by Steve Wilbur, R. Eichelberger, Stehman and Danny Hager.

The consolation races went to Glenn Keller and Jason Fry.

Daryl Burkholder started 5th, took the lead on lap five and went on to win the late model feature over Carl Billet, Steve Kent, Terry Flaherty and Larry Baer.

Heats went to Steve Weikel, Billet, Jerry Bard and Baer. Colby Frye and Jake Jones won the consolation races.

Kory Sites won the 15-lap street stock feature.

There were 39 sportsman, 40 late models and 18 street stocks in competition

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – April 15, 2006
Make-up Super Sportsman Feature –(Rained out on April 7) – 20 laps – 1. Frankie Herr, 2. John Stehman, 3. Duaine Smith, 4. Paul Miller, 5. Carmen Perigo, 6. Jerry Wolfe, 7. Russ Mitten, 8. Dave Calaman, 9. Bobby Hockenberry, 10. Craig Morrow, 11. Stan Wanner, 12. Brian Boughter, 13. Lanny Hake, 14. Dave Berkheimer, 15. Ryan Rupp, 16. John Stoner, 17. Gerry Strawser, 18. Rich Eichelberger, 19. Steve Wilbur, 20. Steve Cannon, 21. Smokey Snellbaker, 22. Scott Dellinger, 23. Dave Schoffstall, 24. Raymond Myers

Super Sportsman Feature – 20 laps – 1. Perigo, 2. Herr, 3. Jim Shuttlesworth, 4. Wanner, 5. Wolfe, 6. Calaman, 7. Mitten, 8. Boughter, 9. Eichelberger, 10. Stehman, 11. Smith, 12. Jason Fry, 13. Danny Hager, 14. Hockenberry, 15. Chris Reed, 16. Stoner, 17. Rupp, 18. Morrow, 19. Dellinger, 20. Glenn Keller, 21. Gregg Foster, 22. Dave Berkheimer, 23. Jeremy Strawser, 24. Wilbur

Late Model Feature – 20 laps – 1. Dave Burkholder, 2. Carl Billet, 3. Steve Kent, Jr., 4, Terry Flaherty, 5. Larry Baer, 6. Chuck Yingling, 7. Tyler Armstrong, 8. Derrick Zirkle, 9. Scott Palmer, 10. Jerry Bard, 11. Mike Spangler, 12. Scott McCann, 13. Pat Beard, 14. Steve Weikel, 15. Travis Mease, 16. Josh Kimmel, 17. Scott Lupfer, 18. Shawn Jones, 19. Gerry Stutting, 20. Scott Richwine. 21. Randy Schaeffer, 22. Bud Barton, 23. Jake Jones, 24. Colby Frye, 25. Dave Sokoloski

Street Stock Feature –15 laps – 1. Kory Sites, 2. Gary Johnston, 3. Jim Salisbury, 4. Paul Morgan, 5. Randy Patterson, 6. Todd Bowersox, 7. Randy Allen, 8. Gary Welsh, 9. Marc Berzowski, 10. Tim Wirt, 11. Bob Gutshall, 12. Kevin Wirt, 13. Dave Motter, 14. Tim Drawbaugh, 15. Kirby Sites, 16. Rick Yohn, 17. Jerry Baulch, 18. Mark Cekovich


HODNETT PUTS THE 77 IN VICTORY LANE ON AL’S 77TH BIRTHDAY

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Al Hamilton’s family planned a surprise birthday bash for him Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, but his driver, Greg Hodnett, put the proverbial icing on the cake with a win in the 25-lap sprint car feature.

It was a special day for Hamilton who turned 77 Friday, matching the car number he made one of the most famous in all of sprint car racing during a career which has spanned nearly 40 years. His family provided 3000 vouchers for free pizza, 150 door prizes and a spectacular fireworks display to honor the patriarch, but it was Hodnett who brought him a chart-topping 88th victory as a car owner at Williams Grove.

Hodnett lined up 8th on the original start and was up to third by the second lap. He drove by Brook Weibley on lap nine and began to run down early leader Ryan Bohlke.

Still a few days shy of his 21st birthday, Bohlke, a Grove rookie, kept H.odnett at bay until his car slowed to a stop less than four laps from the finish.

From that point Hodnett cruised to his 31st career victory at Williams Grove.

Lance Dewease, who started 12th, nipped Weibley at the line for second place and increased his lead in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point race.

Fred Rahmer charged from the rear of the field to finish fourth and Don Kreitz, Jr. completed the top five.

Brian Leppo, Brian Montieth, Mike Erdley, T, J, Stutts and Chad Layton finished in positions six through ten respectively.

Sprint heats were won by Bohlke, Kyle Purks and Weibley. Josh Wells won the consolation race.

In the limited (358 c.i.) sprint feature, defending champion Corry Haas made it two for two this season as he charged from 11th starting position to win the 20-lap event.

Travis Keeney, Jimmy Layton, Aaron Long, and Nate Snyder completed the top five.

Limited heats went to Snuyder, Jason Shultz, Kyle Purks and Kevin Nagy. Consolation races were won by Nouse and Chad Trout.

Sprint cars and late models will be featured on April 21.
 
Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – April 14, 2006
Sprint Car Feature – 25 laps – 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Brook Weibley, 4. Fred Rahmer, 5. Don Kreitz, Jr., 6. Brian Leppo, 7. Brian Montieth, 8. Mike Erdley, 9. T. J. Stutts, 10. Chad Layton, 11. Niki Young, 12. Mark Coldren, 13. Ken Carberry, 14. Chris Knopp, 15. Josh Wells, 16. Kyle Pruitt, 17. Ryan Bohlke, 18. Chris Meleason, 19. Mark Freeland, 20. Rick Lafferty, 21. Doug Esh, 22. Todd Shaffer, 23. Justin Collett, 24. Craig Keel

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature – 20 laps – 1. Cory Haas, 2. Travis Keeney, 3. Jimmy Layton, 4. Aaron Long, 5. Nate Snyder, 6. Pat Cannon, 7. Kevin Nouse, 8. Adrian Shaffer, 9. Nate Hammaker, 10. Kevin Nagy, 11. Dale Hammaker, 12. Kyle Purks, 13. Billy Johns, 14. Chad Trout, 15. Davie Franek, 16. Frankie Herr, 17. Keith Prutzman, 18. Kyle Pruitt, 19. Matt Boland, 20. John Westbrook, 21. Chad Criswell, 22. Jake Raudabaugh, 23. Jason Shultz, 24. Nathan Berwager (DNS)


SPRINTS, 358s AND FIREWORKS OPEN BIG GROVE WEEKEND

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- A sprint car double header and a fireworks
display will kick off a big weekend of racing at Williams Grove Speedway
beginning at 8:00 on Friday evening, April 14.
The limited (358 c.i.) sprints return to join the sprint cars for
the second time in 2006.
The only previous appearance by the limited sprints occurred on
Sunday afternoon, March 19, when Cory Haas took advantage of a front row
starting position and led every lap en route to his fifth career victory
at Williams Grove.
Haas is the defending series champion and current point leader.
Jimmy Layton, driving the car that carried his brother Chad to so
much success, finished second ahead of Kevin Nagy.
Former sportsman champion Frankie Herr and midget ace Steve
Buckwalter completed the top five.
A field of 38 limited sprints were in competition on March 19 and
another large field is expected for the division's first night race on
April 14.
The sprint car division has also been drawing large fields of cars
this season. Through the first four race meets, the sprint car division
has averaged 33 cars per show.
Although several touring professionals such as Joey Saldana of
Brownsburg, Indiana, Daryn Pittman of Owasso, Oklahoma, and Stevie Smith
of New Oxford, Pa., have made unexpected appearances this year, the
Williams Grove regulars known as the Pennsylvania Posse have turned back
all challenges.
Opening Day winner Lance Dewease has looked good through the early
going and has his sights set on the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Championship.
A fireworks display will follow Friday night's racing.


A NEW ERA OF SATURDAY NIGHT SPORTSMAN RACING BEGINS APRIL 15

MECHANCSBURG, PA -- For more than 50 years Saturday night super
sportsman racing has been a tradition in Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Since 1954 the Silver Spring Speedway presented a unique brand of
open wheel racing, the super sportsman division, which included its own
stars and its own contingent of loyal, die-hard fans.
Beginning on April 15 the tradition will continue, but the racing
will move to the other side of Mechanicsburg and to a race track that
has some history of its own, as Williams Grove Speedway becomes the
Saturday night home of the super sportsman division.
Super sportsman racing is nothing new to Williams Grove. The
self-starting, winged sportsman cars first raced at the Grove in 1981
and during the past 25 years completed 91 feature events at the historic
half-mile.
"With the closing of Silver Spring Speedway, the racers and their
fans were left without a Saturday night home," said Morgan Hughes,
owner/promoter of Williams Grove Speedway. "Since the Grove has been a
second home to them for the past 25 years, it seems appropriate to keep
that Saturday night tradition alive at the most tradition-rich race
track in Pennsylvania."
While the sportsman cars have been a support division for the
Grove's sprint cars in the past,
they will be the featured attraction on Saturday nights.
As a special attraction the sportsman feature rained out on Friday,
April 7, has been added to this Saturday's program
Also on the April 15 card will be the limited late models and street
stocks, the two popular Silver Spring support divisions.
Thirteen Saturday night sportsman programs are scheduled beginning
on April 15 and continuing on April 29, May 13, and May 20, June 3, 10,
and 24, July 1, 8, and 15, August 12, and 26, and September 9.
The Saturday night sportsman programs will begin at 7:00.
Further information about Williams Grove Speedway is available at
www.williamsgrove.com or by phoning 717.697.5000 during business hours.


Todd Shaffer Wins Make-up Feature – Rain After Qualifying Again

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Todd Shaffer beat the rain and the competition to win the 25-lap sprint car feature Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.
Following the completion of the sprint car feature qualifying heats and consolation races were completed for the sprint cars and the super sportsman cars.
The second sprint car feature of the night was lining up on the race track when rain washed out the remainder of the program.
The super sportsman feature will be made up on Saturday night, April 15, when the sportsman cars will be the featured attraction along with the limited late models and street stocks.
The sprint car feature will be made up on April 28 as part of the Spring Classic, a “sprints only” program.
The sprint car feature started single file because one lap had been completed on March 31.
Shaffer was fifth in line when the green flag fell.
Brian Leppo was at the point and set a blistering pace at the start.
Shaffer moved into the runnerup spot on lap four and began to run down the leader.
With heavy traffic in front of Leppo, Shaffer used an inside move off turn three to take the lead on lap 18.
Fred Rahmer, who started tenth in the original lineup, slipped past Leppo on lap 22, but was never able to challenge Shaffer.
The winner earned $3000 from a purse of $16,000 for his 32nd career victory at Willams Grove.
Leppo followed Rahmer across the line. Lance Dewease and Lucas Wolfe completed the top five ahead of Rick Lafferty, Ken Carberry, Don Kreitz, Jr., Ryan Bohlke and Mike Erdley.
Sprint heats went to Rahmer, Craig Keel and Eric Stambaugh. Dan Shetler won the consolation race.
Sportsman heats were won by Bobby Hockenberry, Carmen Perigo and Dave Calaman. Gerry Strawser won the consolation race.
Sprint cars, limited sprints and fireworks are on the April 14 card at Williams Grove.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finish – April; 7, 2006
Make-up Sprint Car Feature from March 31, 2006 – 25 laps – 1. Todd Shaffer, 2.Fred Rahmer, 3. Brian Leppo, 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Lucas Wolfe, 6. Rick Lafferty, 7. Ken Carberry, 8. Don Kreitz, Jr., 9. Ryan Bohlke, 10. Mike Erdley, 11. T. J. Stutts, 12. Craig Keel, 13. Doug Esh, 14. Chris Meleason, 15. Dan Shetler, 16. Michael Carber, 17. Mark Coldren, 18. Eric Stambaugh, 19. Greg Hodnett, 20. Mark Freeland, 21. Von McGee, 22. Rich Eichelberger, 23. Niki Young, 24. Alan Krimes


TWO SPRINT FEATURES PLUS SPORTSMAN ON APRIL 7

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Williams Grove Speedway will open a busy month
of racing with an open wheel spectacular on Friday night, April 7.
The agenda will include a complete program of sprint car racing
with heats, a consolation race and a 25-lap feature along with a
complete card of super sportsman racing with qualifying heats and a
consolation race followed by a 20-lap feature.
The evening will conclude with the completion of the sprint car
feature which was rained out on March 31.
Both sprint car features will pay $3000 to win from a purse of
$16,000 for each race.
Both sprint car features will offer points toward the Cindy Rowe
Auto Glass track championship.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.
There will be no increase in admission for the April 7 program.
On April 14 the limited (358 c.i.) sprints will join the sprint
cars at Williams Grove.
A fireworks display has been added to conclude the evening's
activities.
Once again there will be no increase n admission for this program.
On April 21 Williams Grove will offer another bargain to race fans,
especially those who enjoy watching late model stock cars.
The late models will join the sprint cars with the first heat
scheduled to start at 8:00. In addition to a complete program for both
divisions, the late model feature rained out on March 31 will be
presented as part of the April 21 program.
Further information concerning Williams Grove Speedway is available
at www.williamsgrove.com or by phoning the office during business hours
at 717.697.5000.


RAIN SETS UP TWO SPRINT FEATURES ON APRIL 7

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Rain forced postponement of both the sprint car and late model features Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway setting up an open cockpit spectacular for Friday night, April 7.

The sprint car feature will be completed on April 7 along with a complete program of sprint car and super sportsman racing.

The late model feature will be run on Friday night, April 21, along with a complete program of sprint and late model racing.

With four sprint car heats and two consolation races in the book along with three late model heats and a consolation race, the sprint feature took the green flag at 10:00.

With one lap complete, a caution flag fell and so did the rain.

Several attempts were made to dry the track and the sprint cars were back on the speedway and lined up when the rain returned forcing the postponement.

A strong field of 35 sprint cars were in competition Friday and heat winners were Mark Coldren, Lucas Wolfe, Ryan Bohlke and Brian Leppo. The consolation races were won by Michael Carber and Mike Erdley.

Late model heats were won by Ronnie DeHaven, Jr., Jason Covert and Gary Stuhler. The consolation race was won by Chuck Shutts.


NIKI YOUNG TOPS STRONG GROVE SPRINT FIELD

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Niki Young outran a strong field to win the
25-lap sprint car feature Sunday afternoon at Williams Grove Speedway
and Dave Calaman led flag to flag to win the super sportsman main event.
Young started on the pole and beat Michael Carber into the first
corner at the drop of the green.
Mike Erdley, who started fourth, drove into the runnerup spot on
the first lap and began to chase the leader.
Although Erdley was able to apply plenty of pressure, Young never
wavered and held on for his second career win at Williams Grove.
He earned $3000 for his performance.
Erdley, who has been second on several occasions, but has never won
at the Grove, was forced to settle for the runnerup spot again.
Todd Shaffer finished a strong third after starting sixth. Chad
Layton came from seventh to fourth and Fred Rahmer, who started tenth,
completed the top five.
Chris Knopp completed a strong effort to finish sixth.
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point leader Lance Dewease turned in the best
passing performance of the afternoon as he charged from the 19th
starting position to finish seventh.
World of Outlaws invader Daryn Pittman of Owasso, Oklahoma, was
almost as impressive moving from 18th to eighth.
Heats for the 35 sprint cars were won by Young, Carber and Erdley.
The consolation race went to Dewease.
Calaman started third and took the lead on the first lap of the
20-lap sportsman feature, then cruised to his fifth career win in the
division at Williams Grove.
Danny Hager finished second, .88 off Calaman's pace. John Stehman
was third, Frankie Herr fourth and Paul Miller fifth.
Heats for the 38 sportsman cars went to Steve Wilbur, Calaman, Rich
Eichelberger and Herr. The consolation races were won by Leroy Martin
and Gregg Foster.
Williams Grove switches to Friday night racing on March 31 with
sprints and late models as the featured attractions.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - March 26, 2006
SPRINT CARS - 25 LAPS - 1. Niki Young, 2. Mike Erdley, 3. Todd
Shaffer, 4. Chad Layton, 5. Fred Rahmer, 6. Chris Knopp, 7. Lance
Dewease, 8. Daryn Pittman, 9. T. J. Stutts, 10. Mark Freeland,
11. Michael Carber, 12. Bob Felmlee, 13. Dan Shetler, 14. Lucas
Wolfe, 15. Brian Leppo, 16. Doug Esh, 17. Judi Bates, 18. Greg
Hodnett, 19. Keith Kauffman, 20. Rick Lafferty, 21. Alan Krimes,
 22. Don Kreitz, Jr., 23. Brook Weibley, 24. Bob Bennett

Sportsman Feature - 20 laps - 1. Dave Calaman, 2. Danny Hager, 3.
Duaine Smith, 4. Frankie Herr. 5. Paul Miller, 6. John Stehman, 7.
Steve Wilbur, 8. Billy Schoffstall, 9. Carman Perigo, 10. Rich
Eichelberger, 11. Smokey Snellbaker, 12. John Stoner, 13. Scott
Dellinger, 14. Steve Cannon, 15. Craig Morrow, 16. Jason Fry, 17.
Jerry Wolfe, 18. Leroy Martin, 19. Gerry Strawser, 20. Gregg Foster,
21. Mike Enders, 22. Bobby Hockenberry, 23. Dave Berkheimer, 24.
Aaron Eichelberger


SPRINTS AND LATE MODELS SET FOR FRIDAY NIGHT OPENER MARCH 31

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Williams Grove Speedway will switch to its
Friday night schedule on March 31 when the Outlaw-type late model stock
cars will make their first appearance of the season along with the
sprint cars.
In the past Williams Grove has always attracted some of the top
late model drivers in the East and this year should be no exception.
Rain postponed the only scheduled appearance of the late models in
2005 on April 1, but the teams were invited back to run their rained-out
feature and another complete program in August.
Gary Stuhler won the rained-out feature and Dan Stone won the
second event of the night.
It was the second career victory for Stone at Williams Grove.
Stuhler is the leading active late model winner at this historic
speedway. His total of 17 victories places him behind only Bobby
Goodling (31), Ronnie McBee (26) and Gary Snellbaker (20) on the track's
career win list for late model drivers.
The late models were once a regular weekly attraction at Williams
Grove along with the sprint cars, but in recent years have made only one
or two appearances per season.
The powerful stock car division has been plagued with weather
problems at Williams Grove in the past. This year a second sprint/late
model double header has been set for April 21.
"We have had tremendous support from the late model teams and their
fans in the past despite our problems with the weather," said Justin
Loh, co-manager of Williams Grove Speedway. "This year we've given
ourselves a second opportunity to beat the weather and present some
exciting late model racing at Williams Grove."
The super sportsman cars will return to the Grove along with the
sprint cars on April 7.


FINAL SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR SPRINTS AND SPORTSMAN MARCH 26

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The final Sunday afternoon of open cockpit
racing at Williams Grove Speedway for the 2006 season is set for March 26.
The popular super sportsman division will share the pit area with
the sprint cars and the first heat is scheduled to start at 2:00. Track
time will also be available for late models and street stocks to
practice following Sunday's racing.
This will be the first of 16 scheduled appearances for the
sportsman cars at Williams Grove this year and the first of three within
the next three weeks.
Ironically each of those first three sportsman dates will be on a
different day of the week.
Following this Sunday's program, the self-starting, winged
sportsman cars will return on Friday night, April 7, along with the
sprint cars.
On Saturday night, April 15, a new era of sportsman racing in
Central Pennsylvania will begin when the sprint car look-alikes will be
the headline attraction at Williams Grove Speedway.
Thirteen Saturday night programs have been scheduled on alternate
weeks throughout the summer.
Late model and street stock racing will also be a part of the
Saturday night programs, which will begin at 7:00.
This Sunday afternoon's race will be the only time this season that
the sportsman cars will be tested on a day time surface at Williams Grove.
Although most of the sprint car teams have far more experience on
afternoon surfaces, they too will be looking forward to the switch to
Friday night racing on March 31.
The Outlaw-type super late models will join the sprint cars for the
Friday night opener.
The March 31 program will begin at 8:00.
Further information about Williams Grove Speedway is available at
www.williamsgrove.com or by phoning the speedway office during business
hours at 717.697.5000.


NUMBER 50 FOR KEITH KAUFFMAN IN GROVE THRILLER

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Keith Kauffman, at age 55, outlasted 23 younger competitors to score a thrilling last lap victory in the sprint car feature Sunday afternoon at Williams Grove Speedway.
The victory, worth $3000, was the 50th of Kauffman’s Hall of Fame career at Williams Grove.
When Opening Day winner Lance Dewease drew the pole starting position, he seemed like a good bet to lead flag-to-flag, which he nearly did.
Dewease beat T. J. Stutts into the first corner at the start of the 25-lap event and began to put some space between himself and the rest of the field.
Kauffman, who started fourth, drove into the runnerup spot on the first lap. But Stutts came back to pass Kauffman on lap ten.
Five laps later Kauffman regained the runnerup position, but Dewease still looked like the class of the field.
In the closing laps most eyes were on a tremendous battle for positions involving Stutts, Doug Esh , Fred Rahmer and Greg Hodnett. While positions were changing behind the leaders, Kauffman was beginning to close on the Dewease.
He found some rubber on the low side of the race track and drove alongside Dewease entering the third corner on the 24th lap and edged in front at the finish line. A lap later he finished with a .59 second margin over Dewease.
Esh held on for third with Stutts fourth and Rahmer fifth.
Hodnett, Chad Layton, Todd Shaffer, Alan Krimes and Rick Lafferty finished in positions six through ten respectively.
Heats for the 33 sprint cars were won by Shaffer. Hodnett and Rahmer. Michael Carber won the consolation race.
Defending champion Cory Haas wired the field to win the 20-lap limited (358 c.i.) sprint feature ahead of Jimmy Layton, Kevin Nagy, Frankie Herr and Steve Buckwalter.
Heats for the 35 cars went to Nate Snyder, Haas, Kyle Purks and Herr. The consolation races went to Kevin Nouse and Billy Dietrich
The super sportsman cars join the sprints soon March 26 at 2:00 at Williams Grove Speedway.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes – March 19, 2006
Sprint Car Feature – 25 laps – 1. Keith Kauffman, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Doug Esh, 4. T. J. Stutts, 5. Fred Rahmer, 6. Greg Hodnett, 7. Chad Layton, 8. Todd Shaffer, 9. Alan Krimes, 10. Rick Lafferty, 11. Eric Stambaugh, 12. Chris Knopp, 13. Michael Carber, 14. Bob Felmlee, 15. Chris Meleason, 16. Becca Anderson, 17. Mark Freeland, 18. Mark Coldren, 19. Niki Young, 20. Joey Saldana, 21. Don Kreitz, Jr., 22. Rich Eichelberger. 23. Judi Bates, 24. Von McGee

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature – 20 laps – 1. Cory Haas, 2. Jimmy Layton, 3. Kevin Nagy, 4. Frankie Herr. 5. Steve Buckwalter, 6. Dale Hammaker, 7. Nate Snyder, 8. Kevin Nouse, 9. Matt Boland, 10. Keith Prutzman, 11. Chad Trout, 12. Chad Criswell, 13. Jason Shultz, 14. Steve Owings, 15. Danny Dietrich, 16. Nate Hammaker, 17. John Barnett, 18. Bryan Golden, 19. Billy Johns, 20. Stewart Smith, 21. Tim Higgins, 22. Billy Dietrich, 23. Kyle Purks, 24. Pat Cannon


SPRING IS NEAR -- SPRINT CARS AND 358s MARCH 19

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- With the official start of spring only days
away, officials at Williams Grove Speedway are hoping for pleasant
weather this Sunday, March 19, when the season's first double header
racing program is scheduled to begin at 2:00.
With cool temperatures expected in late February and early March,
sprint car racing was the exclusive attraction for the first three dates
of the 2006 Williams Grove schedule, but support divisions will now be
part of the next seven events.
The limited (358 c.i.) sprints will join the sprint cars this week.
This will be the first of at least 14 appearances for the 358s at
Williams Grove this year. This popular class, which made its
Pennsylvania debut at Williams Grove in 1989, has become the closest
thing this sprint car Mecca has to a regular support division.
The limited class was created to give aspiring sprint car drivers
an opportunity to gain experience at a more affordable level.
In addition to providing some fierce competition over the years,
the limited division has served as a feeder system for the Grove's
premier sprint car class.
Doug Esh and Chad Layton, who currently rank among the top sprint
car drives in the East, are both former limited sprint champions.
T.J. Stutts, the 2005 Rookie of the Year in the Williams Grove
sprint car division, is a 358 veteran. Current sprint car drivers such
as Mark Smith, Brook Weibley, Rich Eichelberger, Alan Krimes and Ryan
Bohlke are among those who got seat time in the limited class.
The sprint car feature, which will award points for the Cindy Rowe
Auto Glass championship, will be 25 laps and the limited feature will be
20 laps.
There will be no increase in the standard $12.00 admission price
for this program.
The super sportsman cars will join the sprint cars at Williams
Grove on March 26, which will also be Bug Day for late models and street
stocks.


WILLIAMS GROVE RAINED OUT 3/12

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Rain forced officials to cancel Sunday
afternoon's program of sprint car racing at Williams Grove Speedway.
With a steady rain falling on Sunday morning and more precipitation
forecast for the afternoon, the decision to cancel was made at 9:30.
This was the second weather related cancellation of the early
season. Cold weather wiped out the February 26 date and moved the
opener to March 5.
Lance Dewease came from the tenth starting position to win on
Opening Day.
Sunday's event would have been the final "sprints only" program of
the early season. The 410 c.i.-powered sprint cars will not have the
pit area to themselves again until Friday night, April 28, when the
Spring Classic opens the 2006 Diamond Series at Williams Grove.
The first double header of the season is coming up on Sunday
afternoon, March 19 when the limited (358 c.i.) sprints join the sprint
cars.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 2:00.
March 26 will be the final Sunday afternoon program until the Fall
Fest on October 15.
The March 26 date will mark the first appearance of the super
sportsman cars along with the sprint cars.
March 26 will also be Bug Day for the street stocks and late
models. Track time will be given to these two divisions following the
conclusion of racing.
Both divisions will be part of the Saturday night programs
featuring the super sportsman cars beginning on April 15 and continuing
on alternate weeks throughout the summer.
Further information concerning Williams Grove Speedway is available
at www.williamsgrove.com or by phoning the speedway during business
hours at 717.697.5000.


SPRINT CAR RACING ONLY AT WILLIAMS GROVE MARCH 12

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- With night time temperatures more conducive to
snowmobile racing rather than sprint car racing, Williams Grove Speedway
will try to beat the elements with three more Sunday afternoon programs
during the month of March.
Sunday afternoons can be pleasant at this time of year at least
until the sun goes down, so with that in mind, a less time consuming
program is scheduled again this
week. Sprint car racing will
be the sole attraction at Williams Grove on Sunday afternoon, March 12.
Drivers will draw for starting positions for the qualifying heats.
The top finishers will then re-draw for feature starting positions.
The heats will be ten laps in distance and the feature will be 25 laps.
There will be no time trials and no support division.
"We are going to make every attempt to run a quick show as we
always try to do at Williams Grove," said co-promoter Justin Loh. "We
appreciate the support of the fans and the racers for our Sunday
afternoon programs, and we will do our best to get everyone on their way
home while the sun is still high in the sky."
The first double header of the season is coming up on March 19 when
the limited (358 c.i.) sprints will join the sprint cars.
On March 26 the sprint cars will be joined by the self-starting
super sportsman cars.
All Sunday afternoon programs are scheduled to start at 2:00.
Williams Grove will switch to Friday nights on March 31.
The Outlaw-type super late model stock cars will share the pit area
with the sprint cars for the Friday night opener.
Further information about Williams Grove Speedway is available at
www.williamsgrove.com.


GROVE OPENER TO LANCE DEWEASE

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Lance Dewease drove from the 10th starting position to score a convincing victory in the 25-lap sprint car feature Sunday afternoon on Opening Day at Williams Grove Speedway.
The luck of the draw placed Mark Smith on the front row and he took the lead at the start before Don Kreitz, Jr., who started 6th, took over with an outside move exiting the second corner on lap two.
Before Kreitz could cross the finish line, however, a caution flag fell which allowed Smith to re-claim the lead.
On the restart Smith moved to the outside groove and was able to keep Krreitz at bay.
Meanwhile Dewease was charging. He was up to third by lap seven, then began to swap the runnerup spot with Kreitz. Dewease took control of second place on lap fourteen and began his pursuit of the leader.
Dewease used an inside move through turn two and drove by Smith on the backstretch. Once in front he pulled away from the field to score the $3000 victory, the lion’s share of the $16,000 purse.
Smith settled for second with Kreitz third.
Greg Hodnett, who started ninth, passed Fred Rahmer on lap 24 to crack the top five, then stole the fourth spot from Keith Kauffman at the finish line.
Kauffman, Rahmer T. J. Stutts, Doug Esh, Mike Erdley and Chad Layton finished in positions five to ten respectively.
Heats for the 28 cars were won by Layton, Brook Weibley and Dewease. Bob Felmlee won the consolation race.
Although Dewease owns 63 victories and five track championships at Williams Grove, Sunday marked just his second Opening Day victory. The first came exactly eleven years ago on Sunday afternoon, March 5, 1995.
Williams Grove Speedway will be back in action on Sunday afternoon, March 12, with sprint car racing as the sole attraction.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 2:00.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finish – March 5, 2006
Sprint Car Feature – 25 laps – 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Mark Smith, 3. Don Kreitz, Jr., 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Keith Kauffman, 6. Fred Rahmer, 7. T. J. Stutts, 8. Doug Esh, 9. Mike Erdley, 10. Chad Layton, 11. Brook Weibley, 12. Alan Krimes, 13. Mark Freeland, 14. Chris Knopp, 15. Rich Eichelberger, 16. Bob Felmlee, 17. Ryan Bohlke 18. Chris Meleason, 19. Mark Coldren, 20. Dan Shetler, 21. Todd Shaffer, 22. Rick Lafferty, 23. Bob Bennett, 24. Judi Bates


COLD WEATHER POSTPONES GROVE OPENER UNTIL MARCH 5

MECHANICSBURG -- The 2006 season opener set for Sunday afternoon,
February 26, at Williams Grove Speedway has been postponed.
Opening Day has been moved back one week with the racing season now
scheduled to begin on Sunday afternoon, March 5, at 2:00.
Sprint car racing will be the only attraction on Opening Day.
Drivers will draw for starting positions in the qualifying races
and the top finishers will re-draw for the feature, which will be 25
laps in distance and will pay $3000 to win.
The decision to reschedule the opener was made on Saturday,
February 25, at noon.
Although Sunday was expected to be sunny, the National Weather
Service was forecasting bitterly cold conditions for Saturday night and
again on Sunday.
Temperatures were expected to drop to the low teens on Saturday
night, which would have made Sunday's track preparation extremely difficult.
Sunday's forecast called for temperatures to barely rise above
freezing with sustained winds of 15-20 miles per hour gusting to 30
miles per hour.
Such conditions are very hard on the expensive engines used to
power the Williams Grove sprint cars. Those same weather conditions
impair t rack preparation and certainly lower the comfort level of the
race fans.
"Rather than ask the race teams and fans to come out in the cold,
we decided to cancel early and hope for better weather next week," said
Justin Loh, co-manager of Williams Grove Speedway.
Further information concerning Williams Grove Speedway is available
at www.williamsgrove.com.


GROVE OPENER SET FOR SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26 AT 2:00

     MECHANICSBURG, PA --  The 2006 racing season will begin on Sunday
afternoon, February 26, at Williams Grove Speedway.
     Sprint car racing will be the sole attraction on Opening Day and
the first heat is scheduled to start at 2:00.
     The opener will also be the first points race leading to the Cindy
Rowe Auto Glass championship.
     Last year Fred Rahmer won the opener and went on to win the
championship.  It was the third time Rahmer won both the opener and the
track title, but success on Opening Day has not always led to a
successful season.
     Only seven drivers have managed to win the opener, then go on to
win the championship since sprint cars became the featured weekly
attraction at Williams Grove in 1967.  In addition to Rahmer, the others
include Bobbie Adamson (1967), Ray Tilley (1969), Kenny Weld (1971),
Lynn Paxton (1981), Keith Kauffman (1984 & '85) and Don Kreitz, Jr. (1992).
     While the list of Opening Day winners at Williams Grove is filled
with members of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, there have been
some upsets over the years proving anything can happen on an afternoon
racing surface in the middle of winter.
     Perhaps the most surprising Opening Day win came in 1983 when Kevin
Collins, a modified racing veteran who was just breaking into sprint car
racing, defeated the Williams Grove regulars.
     The most recent upset occurred six years ago when a teenager from
Enumclaw, Washington, wired the field for his only Grove win.  The
driver was Kasey Kahne, who has since gone on to star in NASCAR's Nextel
Cup Series.
      If weather permits, the February 26 opener will be the third
earliest in track history.  Williams Grove opened on February 21 in 1999
and February 24 in 2002.
     Greg Hodnett seems to have a good setup for early season racing. 
He won two of the three February openers run at Williams Grove including
the '02 lid lifter and again on February 29, 2004.
     Further information concerning Williams Grove Speedway is available
at www.williamsgrove.com.


53 DATES ON WILLIAMS GROVE SCHEDULE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Williams Grove Speedway has released its 2006
racing schedule which contains a record 53 dates with Opening Day set
for Sunday afternoon, February 26.
The opener will feature sprint car racing as the sole attraction
and is scheduled to begin at 2:00.
February 26 will be the first of 37 appearances by the 410 c.i.
sprint cars at Williams Grove in 2006 including seven nights sanctioned
by the World of Outlaws and one event sanctioned by the All Star Circuit
of Champions.
The winged super sportsman will make at least 16 stops at Williams
Grove including three doubleheaders with the sprint cars. Following the
closing of Silver Spring Speedway, the Grove will become the new
Saturday night flagship for the popular sportsman division. The
sportsman cars are scheduled for 13 alternating Saturday night dates
beginning on April 15.
Other Silver Spring divisions such as late models, street stocks
and 4-cylinder stock cars will join the sportsman on Saturday nights.
The limited (358 c.i.) sprints will be back again to share the pit
area with the Grove sprint cars on at least 14 occasions.
The powerful Outlaw type late models will make two early season
appearances at the Grove this year, first on March 31 and again on April
21. Both dates will also include sprint car racing.
Another special attraction at Williams Grove this season will be
the Monster Trucks scheduled for June 17-18.
Other racing divisions on the 2006 card include URC sprints, ARDC
midgets and big block modifieds.
Reserved seats are currently on sale for all seven nights of World
of Outlaws racing. The dates are May 26-27, July 20, 21, 22, and
September 29-30.
Credit card orders are accepted at 717.697.5000.

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY 2006 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
February 26 Opening Day Sprint Cars @ 2PM
Mar. 5 Sprint Cars @ 2PM
Mar.12 Sprints Cars @ 2PM
Mar 19 Sprints & 358 Sprints @ 2PM
Mar 26 Sprints & Sportsman @ 2PM
March 31 Sprints & Super Late Models @ 8PM
April 7 Sprints & Sportsman @ 8PM
April 14 Sprints and 358 Sprints @ 8PM
April 15 Sportsman, Late Models and Street Stocks @ 7PM
April 21 Sprints & Super Late Models @ 8PM
April 28 Spring Classic for Sprints- A Diamond Series event @ 7:45 EMMR exhibit
April 29 Sportsman, Late Models and Street Stocks @ 7PM
May 5 Sprints & 358 Sprints @ 8PM
May 12 Sprints & ARDC Midgets @ 8PM
May 13 Sportsman, Late Models and Street Stocks @ 7PM
May 19 Sprints & 358 Sprints @ 8PM
May 20 Sportsman, Late Models and Street Stocks @ 7PM
May 26 World of Outlaw Sprints @ 7:45PM
May 27 World of Outlaw Sprints @ 7:45PM
June 2 All-Star Sprints a Diamond Series Event @ 7:45 PM
June 3 Sportsman, 4 Cylinder Stocks and Street Stocks @ 7PM
June 9 Sprints & 358 Sprints @ 8PM
June 10 Sportsman, Late Models and Street Stocks @ 7PM
June 16 Sprints & 358 Sprints @ 8PM
June 17-18 Monster Trucks
June 23 Sprints & 358 Sprints @ 8PM
June 24 Sportsman, Late Models and Street Stocks @ 7PM
June 30 Mitch Smith Memorial- Speedweek for Sprint Cars plus Fireworks- A Diamond Series event @ 8PM
July 1 Sportsman, Late Models and Street Stocks @ 7PM
July 7 Sprints & 358 Sprints @ 8PM
July 8 Sportsman, Late Models and Street Stocks @ 7PM
July 14 Sprints & 358 Sprints @ 8PM
July 15 Sportsman, Late Models and Street Stocks @ 7PM
July 20 World of Outlaw Sprint Cars @ 7:45 PM
July 21 World of Outlaw Sprint Cars @ 7:45 PM
July 22 World of Outlaw Sprint Cars @ 7:45 PM
July 28 Sprints & 358 Sprints
Aug. 4 Sprints & 358 Sprints @ 8PM Kids Night
Aug. 11 Sprints & 358 Sprints @ 8PM
Aug 12 Sportsman, Late Models and Street Stocks @ 7PM
Aug. 18 Jack Gunn Memorial- Triple 20's a Diamond Series event @ 7:45 PM-Vintage Stock Car Club
Aug. 25 Sprints & URC Sprints @ 8PM
Aug 26 Sportsman, Late Models and Street Stocks @ 7PM
Sept 1 Twin 20's for Sprints a Diamond Series event @ 7:45PM plus Fireworks
Sept 3 Sprints, Sportsman and 358 Sprints @ 7 PM
Sept 9 Sportsman, 4 Cylinder Stocks and Street Stocks @ 7PM
Sept 15 Sprints & 358 Championship @ 8PM
Sept 22 Sprints & Sportsman @ 8PM
Sept 29 World of Outlaws for Sprint Cars @ 7:45PM
Sept 30 World of Outlaws for Sprint Cars @ 7:45PM
Oct 14 Fall Fest @ 6PM
Oct 15 Dirt Modifieds @ 2PM


CINDY ROWE AUTO GLASS RETURNS TO SPONSOR GROVE SPRINTS

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The race for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass sprint
car championship will begin on Sunday afternoon, February 26, at
Williams Grove Speedway and a new champion is a distinct possibility
this season.
Defending titlist Fred Rahmer and five-time champion Lance Dewease
have accounted for the last ten track titles at Williams Grove and
eleven of the past twelve, but this year a strong contender looms on the
horizon.
Greg Hodnett has won 30 races at the Grove, but has never won the
track championship, and this could be his year.
The Memphis native finished the 2005 season with a flourish and
will carry some momentum into 2006. He will return to the Hamilton
Motorsports team which should be stronger than ever with the addition of
crew chief Tim Elwell,who helped both Rahmer and Dewease to
championships in the past.
Of course, championships are nothing new to team owner Al Hamilton,
whose cars carried such drivers as Rahmer, Dewease and Keith Kauffman to
Williams Grove championships over the years.
The championship team will once again collect $15,000 at season's
end thanks to Cindy Rowe, who will continue her long association with
Williams Grove.
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass specializes in auto glass repair and
replacement along with paintless dent removal.
With headquarters at 4750 Lindle Road in Harrisburg, Rowe now
boasts twelve locations throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland serving a
population base of two million.
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass shops are located in Chambersburg, Ephrata,
Hagerstown, Hanover, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, Manheim,
Mechanicsburg, Reading, Selinsgrove and York.
"We're very pleased to have Cindy Rowe back with us again this
year," said Justin Loh, co-manager of Williams Grove Speedway. "Because
of her support we will again offer the richest point fund in the area."


TOUGH TO WIN CONSISTENTLY AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- It's quite an accomplishment to win a sprint
car race at Williams Grove Speedway, but winning on a consistent basis
really separates the men from the boys.
With the top drivers in the east racing there on a weekly basis
along with seven visits by the World of Outlaws, it's not surprising
that the Grove is one of the most competitive sprint car tracks in the
country.
Adding to the degree of difficulty is the fact that seven of the
top twelve winningest sprint car drivers in the speedway's storied
history, including the first four, are still active. That makes winning
races year after year an even more difficult task.
Sprint cars have appeared at Williams Grove since the inaugural
event in 1939. They became a weekly attraction in 1967.
Defending Cindy Rowe Auto Glass champion Fred Rahmer leads all
drivers with 71 victories. He is followed by Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz,
Jr., and Keith Kauffman with 62, 50 and 49 wins respectively. Other
active drivers in the top 12 include Steve Kinser - 37, Todd Shaffer -
31 and Greg Hodnett - 30.
Only four of those drivers will carry substantial winning streaks
into the 2006 season which begins on Sunday afternoon, February 26.
Rahmer has been able to win a race at Williams Grove Speedway in
each of the past 16 years beginning in 1990.
Dewease won his first race at the Grove in 1992 and has visited
victory lane every year since that time pushing his streak to 14.
Kauffman is the only other driver whose winning streak began in the
20th century. He has been in victory lane each year since 1999.
Hodnett's five- year run began in 2002.
Kreitz had a 15-year skein end last season.
Grove regular Doug Esh and World of Outlaws superstar Donny Schatz
have put together modest 3-year streaks which began in 2003.
Sprint car racing will be the sole attraction on February 26 and
the first heat is scheduled to start at 2:00.


NO INCREASE IN ADMISSION FOR STANDARD PURSE RACES

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The days of 99-cent gasoline are as long gone
as a good five-cent cigar, but race fans can still see a good sprint car
race at Williams Grove Speedway for twelve dollars.
For nearly 40 years the Grove has been known for hosting the
strongest field of sprint car talent that can be found anywhere in the
country on a weekly basis.
That reputation is not likely to change in 2006. And the price of
admission for a weekly sprint car race won't change either.
Despite a substantial purse increase, which will boost the sprint
car payoff to $16,000, there will be no increase in admission for the
standard sprint car programs. These events include most double headers,
which will add support divisions such as limited (358 c.i.) sprints.
"We appreciate the support of the fans who attend our races on a
weekly basis," said Morgan Hughes, owner/promoter of Williams Grove
Speedway. "It's because of their support that Williams Grove has been
able to attract the best sprint car drivers in the area each and every
week for so many years."
The speedway, which was built in 1939, switched to winged sprint
cars as the weekly attraction in 1967.
"We feel our weekly sprint car field will once again be second to
none when it comes to quality from top to bottom," said co-manager
Justin Loh. "And at twelve dollars it's the best bargain for a sprint
car fan in our area."
The strength of the overall field was evident last year during the
standard purse weekly programs. Twenty of the $3000-to-win features
were presented and fourteen different drivers found victory lane.
Fred Rahmer managed to win five of these races and because of the
Grove's handicapping system was forced to come from a mid-pack starting
position most of the time.
The only other drivers to repeat in the standard purse races were
Lance Dewease and Doug Esh. Single victories went to Todd Shaffer,
Justin Collett, Mark Smith, Keith Kauffman, Jason Johnson, Brian Leppo,
Chad Layton, Craig Keel, Josh Wells, T. J. Stutts and Greg Hodnett.
Williams Grove Speedway will open its 2006 sprint car racing season
on Sunday afternoon, February 26, at 2:00.


$424,260 IN OUTLAW PURSES AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The World of Outlaws will make three stops at
Williams Grove Speedway in 2006 to sanction seven nights of sprint car
racing.
The seven race dates will offer a combined purse of $424,260.
That figure represents the prize money which will go to the race
teams. It does not include sanction fees.
One driver could earn well over $100,000 by sweeping all seven main
events.
Because of the caliber of competition when the Outlaws meet the
Pennsylvania Posse at Williams Grove a sweep is highly unlikely, but the
possibility does exist. If it happens it will be worth $102,500.
A seven race sweep of World of Outlaws races at Williams Grove has
never been accomplished, but the legendary Steve Kinser came close in
1990, winning six of the seven WoO races run at the Grove.
Kinser's total take for his six wins in 1990 was just under
$43,000, which included a victory in the National Open. In 1990 Kinser
collected $17,935 for his National triumph. This year's race will pay
$50,000 to win.
Purses have increased dramatically since 1990.
A breakdown of this year's totals shows $103,735 available for the
May shootout on the 26th and 27th.
The preliminary program will pay $5000 to the winner on the 26th,
and the main event will be worth $12,500 on the 27th.
The 3-day Summer Nationals weekend scheduled for July 20-22 will
carry a total purse of $168,240 with the finale worth $20,000.
The National Open is scheduled for September 29 and 30 with a total
offering of $152,985. The $50,000 figure represents the largest
winner's share ever offered for a sprint car race in Pennsylvania.
Reserved seats are now available for all seven nights of World of
Outlaws racing at Williams Grove Speedway.
Further ticket information may be obtained by phoning the speedway
office at 717.697.5000 during business hours. Major credit cards are
accepted to purchase tickets by phone.


PURSE INCREASE AT WILLIAMS GROVE FOR 2006

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- When the 2006 season opens at Williams Grove
Speedway on Sunday afternoon, February 26, the racers will be competing
for the largest weekly winged sprint car purse east of the Mississippi
and the second highest in the United States.
An increase of $1,200 boosts the purse for all unsanctioned 25-lap
sprint car features to $16,000, which is by far the highest total among
area sprint car tracks.
Although a 25-lap feature will again offer $3000 to win and $300 to
start as it did in 2005, the payoff for 21 of the 24 starting positions
has been increased.
"We decided to put the payoff increase where it would benefit the
most teams on a weekly basis," stated Williams Grove co-manager Justin
Loh. "We wanted to help maintain the quality field that the Grove has
become famous for over the years."
Finishing positions five and six received the largest increase.
Fifth place will now pay $1000 with $850 for sixth. Even the
tenth-place finisher will take home $500 in 2006.
Loh explained the decision to stay with a $3000 winner's share this
year.
"There is certainly no problem with the amount of money a top team
can earn at Williams Grove," he said. "The Joe Harz/Fred Rahmer team
earned more than $111,000 at William Grove in 2005 and they did it
without winning our richest race."
There will be plenty of opportunities for race winners to collect
serious money at Williams Grove in 2006. Winners can earn at least
$5000 on twelve race dates this year with $20,000 going to the victor of
the Summer Nationals on July 22 and $50,000 to the National Open
champion on September 30. Five-figure payoffs are also planned for a
World of Outlaws race on May 27 and the Mitch Smith Memorial on June 30.
Williams Grove will again offer a $30,000 sprint car point fund
sponsored by Cindy Rowe Auto Glass. The championship team will earn
$15,000.
"Our hope is that teams in other types of racing will look to our
sprint car division as a viable option and view the Williams Grove
payoff as a reason to make the move," Loh said.


RAHMER/HARZ HONORED AT WILLIAMS GROVE BANQUET

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Williams Grove Speedway's 2005 champions were
honored at the track's annual awards dinner Friday night, November 18,
at the Harrisburg-Hershey Wyndham.
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass champion Fred Rahmer and his car owner Joe
Harz earned $15,000, the lion's share of the point fund which rewarded
the top 20 sprint car owners and drivers.
The title for Rahmer made him the speedway's only six-time champion
and broke a three-way tie involving Lance Dewease and the late Kenny
Weld, who had each won five.
As a car owner Harz claimed his third crown in the past five years.
The popular Elmer, NJ, furniture dealer announced his retirement
from the sport and received a special award listing his accomplishments
including 41 career victories at Williams Grove with the 2001 National
Open and the 2005 Summer Nationals at the top of the list.
Rahmer also was officially crowned the Diamond Series champion,
which boosted his team's 2005 earnings to more than $111,000 at Williams
Grove.
Cory Haas won the speedway's limited (358 c.i.) sprint championship
. It was the second crown for Haas, who nipped Chad Layton by a scant
15-point margin.
The top ten drivers in the limited division received awards.
Tim Elwell of the Harz/Rahmer team was named Mechanic of the Year
after his car collected ten victories and 24 top-five finishes en route
to the championship
T. J. Stutts earned Rookie of the Year honors in the sprint car
division.
Brian Leppo and Brian Montieth shared the Most Improved Driver award.
Niki Young received the sportsmanship award.
One of the highlights of the evening was a video capsuling the
career of Todd Shaffer, who announced his retirement during the 2005 season.
Shaffer leaves with 31 career victories and the 1995 track
championship at Williams Grove.
Cindy Rowe announced that she will return as a major sponsor for
the 2006 point fund.
Opening Day for the 2006 season is scheduled for Sunday, February
26, at 2:00.


WILLIAMS GROVE AWARDS BANQUET NOVEMBER 18

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The 2005 champions at Williams Grove Speedway
will be honored on Friday evening, November 18, at the annual awards
dinner set for the Harrisburg-Hershey Wyndham.
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass champion Fred Rahmer of Salfordville, Pa.,
and his car owner Joe Harz of Elmer, NJ, will share $15,000 for their
highly successful season.
Rahmer earned an unprecedented sixth track championship and won ten
features along the way, pushing his career win total at Williams Grove
to 71, which is also a record.
At age 47 Rahmer enjoyed his finest year at Williams Grove,
achieving not only his highest single season win total, but also a
personal best for consistency, finishing in the top five 24 times.
It was the third Cindy Rowe Auto Glass championship for Harz, who has
announced h is retirement as a car owner.
Previous titles for Harz came with Lance Dewease in 2002 and with
Rahmer in 2004.
Season highlights for the Rahmer/Harz team included two victories
in World of Outlaws competition beginning with the $20,000 Summer
Nationals, along with the $10,000 Mitch Smith Memorial and the $6000
Spring Championship.
Rahmer also won the Diamond Series championship.
The top twenty sprint car owners and drivers will receive checks
and awards at the banquet.
The top five Diamond Series divers will also receive checks.
Cory Haas will be honored as the limited (358 c.i.) sprint champion.
It is the second title for Haas in the past three years.
The top ten limited sprint drivers will receive checks and awards.
Special awards will also be presented.
Tickets for the banquet may be purchased at the speedway office.
Credit card orders will be accepted at 717.697.5000. Tickets will also
be available at the door on November 18.


FALL FEST CANCELLED -- WILLIAMS GROVE SEASON ENDS

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The Fall Fest for sprint cars and limited (358
c.i.) sprints scheduled for Sunday evening, October 23, has been cancelled.
Because the Fall Fest will not be rescheduled Cory Haas is
officially the 2005 limited sprint champion at Williams Grove.
The final point race for the limited division was rained out on
September 16 after the feature lineup was set. and was rescheduled as
part of the Fall Fest.
At this late stage of the season no suitable date for the Fall Fest
is available, so the 24 drivers who qualified for the makeup feature
will each be awarded an equal share of the limited sprint purse from
September 16.
Lincoln Speedway's Kenny Weld Memorial was rained out on Saturday,
October 22. The Lincoln rain date had been established for October 23.
When the Fall Fest could not be run on its original October 15 date, the
makeup was scheduled for October 23 with the understanding that the
event would be cancelled if Lincoln needed a rain date.
Since Lincoln officials have cooperated with Williams Grove for
many years, speedway officials had no intention of racing against
Lincoln's season finale, thus the ill-fated Fall Fest was cancelled.
The cancellation brings the racing season to an end at Williams Grove.
The next event on the Williams Grove calendar will be the awards
banquet on November 18, when Fred Rahmer and his car owner Joe Harz will
be crowned Cindy Rowe Auto Glass sprint car champions for 2005.
Further information about the banquet can be obtained by contacting
the speedway during business hours at 717.697.5000.


MODIFIEDS DROPPED FROM OCTOBER 23 FALL FEST

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The Fall Fest at Williams Grove Speedway
scheduled for Sunday evening, October 23, will no longer include
sportsman/modifed racing.
The new Fall Fest lineup will include a feature event for the
Williams Grove sprint cars and two features for the limited (358 c.i.)
sprints.
With the reduction in features from four to three also comes a
reduction in general admission from $15 to $12.
It was decided to drop the modifieds to avoid a conflict with major
events that have long been scheduled for this weekend in New York and
New Jersey.
It was also decided not to add another division to the Fall Fest at
this late date in the season.
"With the nights getting colder in late October we will try to
present a quick show which will allow our fans to see three features and
be home as soon as possible," said Morgan Hughes, owner/promoter of
Williams Grove Speedway.
The Fall Fest will begin at 6:00. Gates will open at 4:00.
The first event will be a 25-lap limited sprint championship, which
was rained out on September 16. This race will decide the track
championship in the 358 division. Only 15 points separate defending
champion Chad Layton from current point leader Cory Haas.
The sprint cars will then compete in a 25-lap invitational feature.
The final event will be an invitational feature for the limiteds.
There will be no time trials or qualifying heats in either division
for this features only program.
This will be the final race date of the season at Williams Grove.
Despite a gallant effort by the track crew, last week's Fall Fest
could not be presented due to deep ruts in the corners following eight
consecutive days of rain. The same track conditions also forced
cancellation of Sunday's Central Penn 100 which will not be rescheduled.
If Lincoln Speedway needs to use its Sunday rain date for its
October 22 event, the Fall Fest will be canceled in order to avoid a
conflict for racers and fans.


Williams Grove Forced to Cancel DIRT Modifieds Sunday
Contact: Alan Kreitzer Phone: 717-697-5000

Mechanicsburg, PA: The Advanced Auto Parts Super DIRT Series International Masonry Institute Central Penn 100 this Sunday afternoon, October 16th at Williams Grove Speedway has been cancelled due to wet track conditions.

Williams Grove shocked themselves and their customers when they made the announcement at 4:00 PM Saturday before they opened the gates to their Fall Fest triple headline card. The Grove is famous for their excellent track preparation was surprised when they were unable to run-in the speedway after working on it all day Saturday.

“I can’t apologize enough for the track conditions,” said Williams Grove promoter Alan Kreitzer. “I feel terrible. I wish I could do something. It was going to be a great weekend of racing and we gave every effort to race. I never thought otherwise or we never would have made anyone travel here, but there was no way to race without jeopardizing the safety of the drivers.”

Event promoter Vince Vicari agreed. “The disappointment is heartbreaking. This show was to be a building block for the future and like our masonry sponsor, all the blocks were falling in place for a solid foundation. We had so much cooperation from DIRT, the speedway and the sponsors.”

“You can’t blame anyone for what happened,” continued Vicari. “When the track has three feet of mud and a spongie surface 30 feet across the turns, it becomes an unsafe situation. The drivers safety comes first, tearing up equipment next and finally a good race for the fans. None of that can be accomplished this weekend. Therefore, it would be best to cancel early and to inform as many teams and fans before making the trip Sunday.”

“Vince put all his eggs in one basket this year to bring modified racing back to Williams Grove,” stated Kreitzer. “I’m so sorry that on such a beautiful day that we are not racing. From all indications it was going to turn out to be a good weekend. We simply just couldn’t overcome the seven days of rain in just one day.”

Kreitzer added that the Harry’s U-Pull-IT Fall Fest show will be re-scheduled for Sunday, October 23rd starting at 6:00 PM. It will be features only for the 410 sprints and a doubleheader for the 358 sprint cars. The 358 modifieds will be dropped from the card because of a scheduling conflict with another DIRT event.

The IMI Central Penn 100 will not be re-scheduled this year.


FALL FEST POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Following a relentless rain which fell for more than a week, the track at Williams Grove Speedway was deemed untraceable, forcing Saturday night’s Fall Fest to be postponed.
The track crews tried since early morning to groom the racing surface, but even with the help of sunny skies and windy conditions, the clay simply would not respond.
The decision to postpone was made at 4:00.
The new date for the Fall Fest is Sunday , October 23.
The first feature is once again scheduled to begin at 6:00.
Racing will include the final point race for the limited (358 c.i.) sprints. That will be an extra distance, extra purse event which will decide the track championship.
Individual features are also scheduled for the 358s and the Williams Grove sprint cars.
Sportsman/modified racing will also be on the card.


FINAL WILLIAMS GROVE SPRINT RACE OF 2005 AT FALL FEST OCTOBER 15

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- One of the most competitive sprint car racing
seasons ever at Williams Grove Speedway will come to an end with the
running of the Fall Fest on Saturday night, October 15.
An invitational 25-lap sprint car feature will highlight the Fall
Fest.
There will be no sprint car time trials or qualifying races.
Twenty different drivers have already won sprint car features at
Williams Grove this season led by Cindy Rowe Auto Glass champion Fred
Rahmer with ten victories.
Several drivers still seeking their first win of the year at
Williams Grove will have one final opportunity in the Fall Fest.
Don Kreitz, Jr., a four-time track champion has won at least one
feature at Williams Grove every hear since 1990 and will attempt to keep
his fifteen-year streak alive this week.
Other possible new winners include Mike Erdley, who finished tenth
in the final point standings without winning a race.
The consistent Erdley did, however, manage seven top-five finishes.
Niki Young, Brian Montieth, Brook Weibley and Rick Lafferty are all
more than capable of becoming the season's 21st winner.
The limited (358 c.i.) sprint drivers will compete in two features
on October 15.
The first is a 25-lap makeup feature which will decide the track
championship. Former track champion Cory Haas leads defending champ
Chad Layton by only 15 points.
A 20-lap 358 feature is also part of the Fall Fest.
The third class of cars that will be in competition on October 15
will be the sportsman/modifieds.
Racing is scheduled to begin at 6:00.
On Sunday, October 16, the racing season at Williams Grove will
conclude with the running of the Central Penn 100 for big block modifieds.


Showers Coming to the Grove
12 Year Old to Sing Anthem at Williams Grove on October 16

Contact: Alan Kreitzer Phone: 717-697-5000

Mechanicsburg, PA: Lashette Showers recently turned 12 years old and is
already an eight year veteran of public performances. At the age of four she
sang the National Anthem in front of more than 8,000 people for the Reading
Phillies. On October 16th she will be singing "God Bless the USA" and "The
Star Spangled Banner" at famed Williams Grove Speedway for the sendoff of
the International Masonry Institute Central Penn 100.

Showers enthusiastic singing talent led her to community theatre at age
seven. Her performances include the singing of the National Anthem for the
Reading Royals, Penn State Sporting Events and PA Speedweek at Susquehanna
Speedway. She has also performed as a soloist on stage in the legendary
Apollo Theater in New York City.

Already an accomplished actress, singer, dancer and model, Lashette has
worked on many TV shows and movies. Her biggest role to date has been in the
movie "Hide & Seek" as Dakota Fanning's on screen double which enabled her
to film with Robert DeNiro. Next month, Lashette will be in New York working
on the Robert DeNiro movie "The Good Shepherd" which he directed, produced
and starred in. You can also see Miss Showers in the movies "The Departed"
and "Freedomland" scheduled to be released in 2006.

Her movie background includes Spiderman 2, Raising Helen, Dark Waters and
the Manchurian Candidate. She has worked on many TV shows like Law and Order
Third Watch, One Life to Live, As the World Turns and Hope and Faith. Her
work also includes commercials for Ovaltine, Old Navy and Gap's fitted model
for the past two years.

This past July she was our state's finalist as Miss Pennsylvania Pre-teen.
She is a member of The Diamond Diva dance team and performs regularly for
the National Shut-in Society.

Somehow in her busy schedule she finds time to enjoy community volunteer work and, believe it or not, you can find Lashette on the sidelines for the Van Reed Elementary football team as a cheerleading in the autumn weekends. Oh, and another one of her favorite things is to go with Dad, a big race fan, to the local dirt race tracks.


Harry’s U-Pull-It Fall Fest 2005
Hoffman Brothers Head List of 358 Mod Field at the Grove

Contact: Alan Kreitzer Phone: 717-697-5000

Mechanicsburg, PA: Fall Fest 2005 is shaping up to be one of the most diversified and exciting events of the year. The 4th annual event presented by Harry’s U-Pull-It of West Hazelton, Allentown and Pennsburg is a sprint car classic. This year’s version has a double twist to it.
Alan Kreitzer and his Williams Grove Speedway management team have added an extra 358 sprint car feature to the show postponed from an earlier event. That coupled with the newly added 358 modifieds brings a whole new look to this year’s Fall Fest.
Don’t be fooled modified fans; this is truly a sprint car event featuring this year’s best 410 sprinters at the Grove. Fred Rahmer, Lance Dewease, Donnie Kreitz and Keith Kauffman have captured the previous events. The feature only format presents some pedal to the metal type racing. Stock car fans will get to enjoy the PA Posse at the famed Williams Grove half mile.
Modified fans will also get to witness a double dosage of 358 sprints. One feature will be the postponed event from September and a second feature that will include the top 358 sprints from the point standings. Cory Haas is the defending winner of the Fall Fest classic.
The 358 modified show will take on a different concept. Qualifying heats will determine the feature starters with the winner getting a $2,500 payday for the 25-lap event and a guaranteed spot in the IMI Central Penn 100 on Sunday, October 16.
A former modified champion in both classes at Big Diamond and New Egypt is Keith Hoffman of Whitehall, PA. Hoffman was also the inaugural victor in the IMI Central Penn 100. His brother Doug is the current two-time champion of Big Diamond and former Bridgeport big block champion. The two brothers will head the list of 358 modifieds for Fall Fest 2005.
Another pair of drivers to keep an eye on is newly crowned Delaware International Speedway champion, H.J. Bunting of Milford, DE. Bunting campaigns the Will Brown #1w, a former RSCA championship car owner. He will join fellow Delaware driver Ricky Elliott who is the only driver to lead in both Central Penn 100’s.
Rick Laubach of Quakertown, PA has been having a good season in the Deeter Schmidt #5 and will be certainly one to watch. Laubach is currently in the top five in the Bridgeport standings. New Jersey 358 mods will be well represented by the likes of Jimmy Chester, Wade Hendrickson, Tommy Beamer and Gary Hager just to name a few.
358 Modifieds will run a carburetion only rule and must carry a 2300 lb. weight limit (with driver). Modified track tires only (Hoosier or American Racer), no late model tires. 358 cubic inches.
Fans attending Fall Fest can receive $5.00 off for Adult (18+) General Admission only for Sunday’s IMI Central Penn 100. Discount not offered with any other discount.
Saturday’s Fall Fest will begin at 6:00 PM. Sunday’s Advanced Auto Parts Super DIRT Series will Time Trial at 1:00 PM with racing to start at 2:00 PM with sportsman-modified heats followed by DIRT big block modified heats.


Modified Rules
Williams Grove Modified Rules Clarified for October

Contact: Alan Kreitzer Phone: 717-697-5000

Mechanicsburg, PA: Three divisions of Modifieds will be participating at Williams Grove Speedway this October 15th & 16th. Harry’s U-Pull-It Fall Fest 2005 will include the 358 modifieds on Saturday evening. The DIRT big block modifieds will run the International Masonry Institute Central Penn 100 and the sportsman-modifieds will run a 20-lap $1,000 to win event on Sunday afternoon.
The Advanced Auto Parts Super DIRT Series IMI Central Penn 100 will be a DIRT sanctioned event with strict DIRT big block modified rules and Hoosier tires. The event will be 100 laps in accordance with DIRT race procedures. A minimum of 30 cars will start with $6,000 going to the winner and $300 to start.
On the same day the sportsman-modifieds will participate in a 20-lap affair paying $1,000 to win. Sportsman will follow their track rules which will be primarily in accordance with the DIRT rule book. No alterations from track rules. 358 c.i., gas only, two barrel carburetor and 2500 lbs. Track tires are permitted. (DIRT Hoosier or American Racer track tire only) No late model tires.
Saturday’s 358 modified show will be a 25-lap contest paying $2,500 to win. Rules for the 358 modifieds will be 358 c.i., carburetion only, 2300 lbs. (with driver after the race). DIRT Hoosier or American Racer track tires only. No late model tires.
The 358 modified show will run qualifying heats to determine the feature starters with the winner getting a guaranteed spot in the IMI Central Penn 100 on Sunday, October 16.
Fans attending Saturday’s Fall Fest can receive $5.00 off for Adult (18+) General Admission only for Sunday’s IMI Central Penn 100. Discount not offered with any other discount.
Saturday’s Fall Fest will begin at 6:00 PM. Sunday’s Advanced Auto Parts Super DIRT Series will Time Trial at 1:00 PM with racing to start at 2:00 PM with sportsman-modified heats followed by DIRT big block modified heats.


TIGHT 358 RACE TO BE DECIDED AT FALL FEST

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- No racing is scheduled at Williams Grove
Speedway during the weekend of October 7-9 as track officials finalize
plans for the season ending Fall Fest set for October 15-16.
The Fall Fest was scheduled to include feature events for sprint
cars and limited (358 c.i.) sprints on October 15 along with small block
modified racing. However, a second limited feature, this one a 25-lap
championship event, has now been added to the card.
With the feature lineups set back on September 16, rain forced the
remainder of the program to be postponed.
The rained out sprint car feature was completed on September 23 and
the limited feature is scheduled to go on October 15 as part of the Fall
Fest.
That will set up a big night for the limited sprint teams. In
addition to two feature events on the schedule, the division
championship will be on the line.
Several drivers still have a mathematical shot at the 358 title
pending the results of the makeup feature.
Cory Haas, the 2003 champion, currently leads the point standings.
Defending champion Chad Layton is in second place only fifteen markers
behind the leader. If Layton can win the feature, which would be his
third victory of the season, it would guarantee him an unprecedented
third track championship.
It would also make Layton the speedway's all-time leading feature
winner in the division.
Two-time feature winner Alan Krimes is down just 160 points and
can't be counted out.
Only the makeup feature will be a point race.
The sprint car feature is an invitational event and will be the
final race of the season at Williams Grove for this division.
The racing season will end on Sunday afternoon, October 16, with
the running of the Central Penn 100 for big block modifieds.


SATURDAY -- $30,000 TO OUTLAW DONNY SCHATZ

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Donny Schatz scored one for the Outlaws with a convincing victory in the Cleveland Brothers National Open sprint car championship Saturday night at Williamjs Grove Speedway.
Schatz, 28, of Fargo, ND, started fifth in a star-studded 28-car field and was up to third by lap seven.
Daryn Pittman took the early lead after beating Fred Rahmer into the first corner.
Greg Hodnett, who started sixth, had taken the runnerup spot by lap six.
Schatz moved by Hodnett on lap 14 and began to chase Pittman. What proved to be the winning move came when Schatz slid in front of Pittman exiting turn four on lap 18.
Once in front Schatz was masterful in traffic as he cruised to his third National Open victory at Williams Grove.
He earned $30,000 for his performance.
Pittman settled for the runnerup spot for the second night in succession and earned $12,000.
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass champion Rahmer finished third and collected $7500.
Steve Kinser charged from the 15th starting position to finish fourth.
Hodnett completed the top five..
Jason Solwold turned in the night’s best passing performance coming from the C-main to start 27th in the National as a provisional and charged to an 8th place finish.
Paul McMahan was 9th and Danny Lasoski, who started 23rd, completed the top ten.
Schatz became the 20th different driver to win a sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway in 2005.
Kraig Kinser arrived late after his ARCA victory in Talledega, Alabama, but still qualified for the National Open and finished 19th. Kasey Kahne warmed up the Remy 11K in Kinser’s absencel.
Heats were won by Brandon Wimmer, Brooke Tatnell, Doug Esh and Steve Kinser, Ed Lynch, Jr. won the C-main. McCarl won the B and Rahmer won the dash. McCarl set fast time with a lap of 16.536.
Fifty-one cars were in competition including track champions from Knoxville Raceway, Lernerville, Lincoln, Port Royal and Susquehanna Speedways and the All Star organizations.
Williams Grove will host the Fall Fest for sprint cars, limited sprints and sportsman modifieds on October 15.

Williams Grove Speedway National Open Feature Finish – October 1, 2005
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Feature – 40 laps – 1. Donny Schatz, 2. Daryn Pittman, 3. Fred Rahmer, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Chad Layton, 7. Terry McCarl, 8. Jason Solwold, 9. Paul McMahan, 10. Danny Lasoski, 11. Doug Esh, 12. Jason Meyers, 13. Brooke Tatnell, 14. Lucas Wolfe, 15. Joey Saldana, 16. Tim Shaffer, 17. Brian Paulus, 18. Jason Sides, 19. Kraig Kinser, 20. Stevie Smith, 21. Tim Shaffer, 22. Shane Stewart, 23. Mark Smith, 24. Brandon Wimmer, 25. Brian Montieth, 26. Todd Hestor, 27. Craig Dollansky, 28. Lance Dewease


FRIDAY NIGHT: RAHMER SCORES ONE FOR THE POSSE

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Fred Rahmer scored a convincing victory over the World of Outlaws sprint car drivers in the first night of the Cleveland Brothers National Open weekend Friday at Williams Grove Speedway.
Daryn Pittman started on the pole and set the pace through the early stages with Rahmer, who started third, right on his rear bumper.
With Pittman, the winner of four of the previous ten World of Outlaws races, glued to the outside cushion, Rahmer worked the inside lap after lap, pulling even in the corners before the Oklahoma driver powered ahead on the straightaways,
Rahmer used a 17th lap restart to slide in front of Pittman between turns one and two.
Once in front Rahmer pulled away to his tenth victory of the season and 71st of his career at Williams Grove.
The 2005 Cindy Rowe Auto Glass champion earned $5000 for his 29th victory overall in 2005 and locked himself onto the pole position for Saturday night’s dash.
Pittman settled for second with defending National Open champion Donny Schatz third and Craig Dollansky fourth.
The first four finishers were locked into the Saturday dash.
Jason Meyers, Lance Dewease, Jason Sides, Keith Kauffman, Terry McCarl and Steve Kinser finished in positions five through ten respectively.
Heat wins went to Craig Dollansky, Doug Esh, Brooke Tatnell and Kenny Jacobs. Jeff Shepard won the D-main. The C-main went to Brandon Wimmer. McCarl won the B with the dashes going to Pittman and Kauffman.
Lucas Wolfe set fast time in qualifications with a lap of 16.594.
There were 52 cars in competition.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finish – September 30, 2005
WoO Preliminary Sprint Car Feature – 25 laps – 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Daryn Pittman, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Craig Dollansky, 5. Jason Meyers, 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Jason Sides, 8. Keith Kauffman, 9. Terry McCarl, 10. Steve Kinser, 11. Mark Smith, 12. Greg Hodnett, 13. Lucas Wolfe, 14. Tim Shaffer, 15. Brooke Tatnell, 16. Doug Esh, 17. Kraig Kinser, 18. Paul McMahan, 19. Jason Solwold. 20. Kenny Jacobs, 21. Chad Kemenah, 22. Don Kreitz, Jr., 23. Brian Leppo, 24. Kevin Swindell, 25. Jason Johnson, 26. Todd Hestor


RAHMER-KINSER CLASH IN NATIONAL OPEN AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Williams Grove Speedway will host the 43rd
annual National Open sprint car championship on Friday evening,
September 30, and Saturday night, October 1.
The East's richest and most prestigious sprint car race will be
sponsored by Cleveland Brothers and sanctioned by the World of Outlaws.
The September 30 preliminary program will feature time trials,
qualifying heats, a B-main and two dashes to set the lineup for the
25-lap feature, which will be worth $5000 to win.
The first four finishers in Friday night's feature will be locked
into Saturday night's dash and will not need to re-qualify through time
trials or heat races.
Saturday night's National Open will be 40 laps in distance and will
pay $30,000 to win.
Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 7:45 both nights.
The race may well come down to a showdown between World of Outlaws
point leader Steve Kinser and Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point leader Fred
Rahmer.
Sprint car racing's biggest winners of 2005 have each notched major
WoO victories at Williams Grove this year. Kinser won the $12,000
Spring Shootout in May and Rahmer scored a $20,000 victory in the Summer
Nationals finale in July.
Kinser is the only four-time winner of the National Open with his
most recent triumph coming in 2003.
Rahmer, who has won more races at Williams Grove than any other
driver ever, has never won his home track's biggest race, joining Hall
of Famers such as Keith Kauffman, Mitch Smith, Ray Tilley and Jan
Opperman, who also fall into that category.
Rahmer has been close with back-to-back runnerup finishes in '98
and '99 and a third place effort last year.
Five-time track champion Lance Dewease will be seeking a 4th
National Open victory for his fourth different car owner.
Defending champion Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND, will be back
attempting to score his third National win of the millennium.
Some reserved seats remain for the National Open and credit card
orders are accepted at 717.697.5000.


GREG HODNETT, LANCE DEWEASE WIN -- RAHMER CLINCHES TITLE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Greg Hodnett and Lance Dewease tuned up for
the Cleveland Brothers National Open with sprint car victories Friday
night at Williams Grove Speedway. Duaine Smth won the 20-lap sportsman
feature.
Michael Carber set the pace for the first eleven laps of the first
feataure before Chad Layton took over following a restart.
Layton appeared to be headed for his first victory with the Apple
Dealerships team until his engine exploded on lap 22.
Hodnett, who started tenth, inherited the lead at this point and
cruised to his first win of the season at Williams Grove.
Stevie Smith finished second followed by Mike Erdley, Doug Esh and
Mark Smith.
Brian Montieth, Alan Krimes, Rick Lafferty, Brook Weibley and Niki
Young finished in positions 6 through 10 respectively.
Hodnett became the 19th different driver to win a sprint car
feature at Williams Grove this season.
In the second feature, which was rained out last week, Rick
Lafferty led the first lap, then it was Mark Freeland for a lap until
Brook Weibley took command.
Mike Erdley slipped past Weibley on lap nine. Two laps later Mark
Smith moved in front.
Lance Dewease, who started 11th, drove by Smith on lap 16 to become
the 6th and final race leader.
Smith settled for second with Fred Rahmer third. The finish
clinched the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass championship for Rahmer.
Erdley, Niki Young, Hodnett, Esh, Stevie Smith, Weibley and T. J.
Stutts completed the top ten.
Heats for the 31 sprint cars were won by S. Smith, Carber and
Layton. Alan Cole won the consolation race.
Duaine Smith wired the field in the sportsman feature to win over
Dave Calaman, Frankie Herr, Pat Cannon and Rich Eichelberger.
The World of Outlaws will sanction the September 30, October 1
National Open at Williams Grove

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - September 23, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - Greg Hodnett, Stevie Smith, Mike
Erdley, Doug Esh, Mark Smith, Brian Montieth, Alan Krimes, Rick
Lafferty, Brook Weibley, Niki Young, Jason Johnson, Don Kreitz, Jr.,
Todd Hestor, Alan Cole, Kyle Pruitt, Chad Layton, Mchael Carber, Fred
Rahmer, Chris Meleason, T. J. Stutts, Doug Rohrbaugh, Lucas Wolfe, Mike
Walter, Mark Freeland

Make-up Sprint Car Feature (rained out on September 16) - 25 laps -
Lance Dewease, M. Smith, Rahmer, Erdley, Young, Hodnett, Esh, S. Smith,
Weibley, Stutts, Kreitz, Johnson, Pruitt, Pat Cooper, Cole, Freeland,
Montieth, Lafferty, Brent Kluge, (DNS) Wolfe, Layton, Carber, Meleason

Sportsman Feature - 20 laps - Duaine Smith, Dave Calaman, Frankie
Herr, Pat Cannon, Rich Eichelberger, Mark Zimmerman, Aaron Eichelberger,
Paul Miller, Leroy Martin, John Stehman, Jason Fry, Dave Berkheimer,
Danny Hager, Bob Hockenberry, Russ Mitten, Gerry Strawser, Ryan Rupp,
Paul Troutman, Stan Wanner, Steve Cannon, Richie Hartman, Scott
Dellinger, Scott Snyder, Gregg Foster


IMI Central Penn 100
Past RSCA Champions Coming to Williams Grove on October 16

Contact: Alan Kreitzer Phone: 717-697-5000

Mechanicsburg, PA: When RSCA Promotions puts on its 994th modified event at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday afternoon, October 16th, it will be first one without its founder, Lindy Vicari. The Advanced Auto Parts Super DIRT Series returns to the Grove for the first time since 1992, but not without a strong flavor of past RSCA champions.
We are not talking about retired champions. In fact, eight current champions are very much active and winning championships on the current modified racing scene. A couple of throwbacks and five Susquehanna Speedway champions are expected to be on hand for the third running of the International Masonry Institute Central Penn 100.
One of those vintage champions is Jumpin’ Jack Johnson of Duanesburg, NY. Johnson was the Nazareth National champion in 1983. Jack is a tough competitor in the longer distance events capturing the Susquehanna Valley 200 in 1998. The multi-champion of Fonda Speedway was also the USNA champion and seems to cash in when the big money is on the line.
Then there is the all-time RSCA feature winner (160), Kenny Brightbill, who won four Reading
Fairgrounds titles in the 1970’s. Kenny’s resume’ includes the largest RSCA race of all, the $50,000 to win Nazareth National 200 in 1983. Brightbill also won the Susquehanna Valley 100 in 1999 and was runner-up in the Central Penn 100 both times.
A double whammy comes in the form of the 1980 East Windsor champion, Jimmy Horton. Horton’s car owner, Bill Hewlett was also an owner that goes back to the late 70’s and early 80’s. Horton along with Brightbill captured the $10,000 to win Lehigh Valley 100 as well as 30 other RSCA victories.
All three have seen victory lane in October in DIRT’s biggest race of the year on the Syracuse mile at the New York State Fairgrounds.
Five Susquehanna Speedway champions from 1997 to 2003 include Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren, Meme DeSantis, Jamie Mills and Doug Manmiller. VonDohren won 24 races during that span ranking him eighth on the all-time win list. DeSantis is actually the defending winner of the race. Mills broke the ice becoming the first Delaware driver to win.
What this all adds up to is that DIRT’s “Elite Eleven” will have quite a qualified field of competition when they arrive at the Grove. The “Elite Eleven” will bring Syracuse champions Brett Hearn, a four-time winner who won the last DIRT race at the Grove in 1992. Unadilla’s three-time winner Billy Decker was the last 200-lap and big block victor at Williams Grove in 2000. No one is hotter than the leading series winner Tim Fuller who was the 2004 winner and current series point leader and don’t forget multi-victor Alan Johnson along with the 2003 winner, Vic Coffey.
Action will get underway with Time Trials on Sunday at 1:00 PM. A special Sportsman Modified event is also on the card and their qualifying heats will start at 2:00 pm. DIRT Modified heats will follow culminating with the IMI Central Penn 100 paying $6,000 to the winner. The Sportsman will run a 20-lap event paying $1,000 to win.
With Philadelphia Eagles having a bye week on October 16th even football fans will be able to indulge in a super day of championship Modified stock car racing.


IMI Backing Helps Bring Modifieds to Williams Grove

Mechanicsburg, PA: The Central Penn 100 will run again on Sunday, October 16, as Williams Grove Speedway joins the 2005 Super DIRT Modified schedule. The event will become a permanent fixture on the Super DIRT series schedule along with the Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Fall Fest.
The International Masonry Institute (IMI) a labor/management trust of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) and their signatory contractors, hosts this third running of the Central Penn 100. IMI promotes “best construction practices” through innovative programs in training, technical assistance, research and development, and market development. “IMI is pleased to be a part of the Central Penn 100, since many of our members follow the racing circuit and will be joining the other fans to cheer on the drivers.” said Glen Garman, President of BAC Local 5 PA.
RSCA president, Vince Vicari has secured the date when it became available on the DIRT schedule. “This is the kind of opportunity big block modifieds needed to bring some excitement to the area,” said Vicari. “With the DIRT support, we will have a multi-faceted rivalry of not only eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but western PA, Delaware and, of course, the best of the New York DIRT drivers.”
DIRT has already announced their “Elite Eleven” drivers to compete in all of the DIRT sanctioned Advanced Auto Parts Super DIRT modified series. Defending DIRT champion, Gary Tomkins and former champ Brett Hearn head the list DIRT stars. The two previous winners of the Central Penn 100, Keith Hoffman and Meme DeSantis, have guaranteed spots and will head the list of local challengers.
The annual Williams Grove Fall Fest on Saturday, October 15 will feature the top 410 sprint drivers and 358 sprints from the 2005 season, beginning at 6 PM. The Fall Fest will include the 358 modifieds with complete qualifying procedures. The winner of the 25-lap 358 modified event gets a guaranteed spot in the IMI Central Penn 100.
On Sunday, October 16, the DIRT sanctioned big block modifieds in the IMI Central Penn 100 starts at 1:00 PM. Qualifying races will include time trials, heats and a last chance race. A minimum of 30 cars will start the main event, with provisional or guaranteed spots added to the field.
The Sportsman/modifieds will also be on Sunday’s racing card. The complete program of qualifying heats will cap off with a $1,000 to win, 20-lap feature.
Updated information on the modified events, rules, purses and prices is available on the Williams Grove Speedway website at www.williamsgrove.com or www.rsca-racing.com


IMI & Williams Grove Speedway host Super DIRT Modified Race
IMI Central Penn 100 to run in October


Mechanicsburg, PA: The Central Penn 100 will run again on Sunday, October 16, as Williams Grove Speedway joins the 2005 Super DIRT Modified schedule. The event will become a permanent fixture on the Super DIRT series schedule along with the Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Fall Fest.

The International Masonry Institute (IMI) a labor/management trust of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) and their signatory contractors, hosts this third running of the Central Penn 100. IMI promotes “best construction practices” through innovative programs in training, technical assistance, research and development, and market development. “IMI is pleased to be a part of the Central Penn 100, since many of our members follow the racing circuit and will be joining the other fans to cheer on the drivers.” said Glen Garman, President of BAC Local 5 PA.

RSCA president, Vince Vicari has secured the date when it became available on the DIRT schedule. “This is the kind of opportunity big block modifieds needed to bring some excitement to the area,” said Vicari. “With the DIRT support, we will have a multi-faceted rivalry of not only eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but western PA, Delaware and, of course, the best of the New York DIRT drivers.”

DIRT has already announced their “Elite Eleven” drivers to compete in all of the DIRT sanctioned Advanced Auto Parts Super DIRT modified series. Defending DIRT champion, Gary Tomkins and former champ Brett Hearn head the list DIRT stars. The two previous winners of the Central Penn 100, Keith Hoffman and Meme DeSantis, have guaranteed spots and will head the list of local challengers.

The annual Williams Grove Fall Fest on Saturday, October 15 will feature the top 410 sprint drivers and 358 sprints from the 2005 season, beginning at 6 PM. The Fall Fest will include the 358 modifieds with complete qualifying procedures. The winner of the 30-lap 358 modified event gets a guaranteed spot in the IMI Central Penn 100.

On Sunday, October 16, the DIRT sanctioned big block modifieds in the IMI Central Penn 100 starts at 1:00 PM. Qualifying races will include time trials, heats and a last chance race. A minimum of 30 cars will start the main event, with provisional or guaranteed spots added to the field.

The Sportsman/modifieds will also be on Sunday’s racing card. The complete program of qualifying heats will cap off with a $1,000 to win, 20-lap feature.

Big block modifieds will also have an opportunity for a healthy portion of warm-ups on Saturday, October 15. Updated information on the modified events, rules, purses and prices is available on the Williams Grove Speedway website at www.williamsgrove.com


FEATURES RAINED OUT: SPRINT MAKEUP SEPT. 23, 358s OCT. 15

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Thunderstorms forced both feature races to be postponed Friday night at Williams Grove
Speedway.
At 9:30, with the sprint feature about to be pushed onto the speedway, the skies opened up, setting up a bonanza
for race fans on Friday, September 23.
The rained out sprint car feature will be made up as the first event on the September 23 program.
It will be followed by a complete program of qualifying races and feature events for the sprint cars and super sportsman cars.
Fred Rahmer will have an opportunity to mathematically clinch the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass track championship and
could become the first driver ever to win six titles at Williams Grove.
Lance Dewease and the late Kenny Weld are currently tied with Rahmer with five championships apiece.
In the sportsman division Pat Cannon will attempt to complete an undefeated season at Wlliams Grove as he seeks
his fourth consecutive victory.
The limited (358 c.i.) sprint feature, rained out on Friday night, will be made up as part of the Fall Fest on Saturday night, October 15.
Only 15 points separate the point leader, Cory Haas, from defending champion Chad Layton, who is seeking an unprecedented third division title.


TIME RUNNING OUT AT WILLIAMS GROVE FOR KREITZ AND HODNETT

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Although 18 different sprint car drivers have
graced Williams Grove Speedway's victory lane this year, two of the most
successful competitors in the track's recent history are still seeking
their first scores of the season.
And time is running out.
While Don Kreitz, Jr. and Greg Hodnett have been close - each
driver has finished second on two occasions - neither has been able to
find victory lane at Williams Grove thus far in 2005.
Only five more sprint car dates remain on the schedule: sprints
and 358s on September 16, sprints and sportsman on September 23, the
Cleveland Brothers National Open September 30, October 1 and the Fall
Fest on October 15.
Kreitz, 43, of Sinking Springs, has a 15-year winning streak on the
line. He has won at least one feature at Williams Grove every year
since 1990.
A four-time track champion, Kreitz can count some major triumphs
among his 50 career wins at this historic speedway.
The 1993 National Open was Kreitz's biggest victory at the
Mechanicsburg half-mile and was one of seven wins he has amassed in
World of Outlaws competition at the Grove. No other local driver can
match his Outlaw record. In fact Kreitz's last victory came in a WoO
race in May of 2004 when he passed Steve Kinser on the last lap to score
a $12,000 victory.
Hodnett, 36, of Memphis, Tennessee, had been the Grove's
winningest driver from 2001-2004, scoring 23 victories during that
period while his closet competitors, Lance Dewease and Fred Rahmer,
could manage only 17 and 16 respectively.
The richest of Hodnett's 29 career Grove victories came in 2002
when he earned $20,000 by winning the WoO sanctioned Summer Nationals
championship.
All of his Williams Grove triumphs came with the Apple Dealerships
team. This year, since moving into the Hamilton Motorsports entry,
Hodnett has recorded ten top-rive finishes trailing only Rahmer and
Dewease in that category and also in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point
standings.


SUNDAY NIGHT: TWIN 20s TO LUCAS WOLFE AND FRED RAHMER

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Lucas Wolfe and Fred Rahmer split the Twin 20s for sprint cars Sunday night at Williams
Grove Speedway.
Mark Freeland led the first lap of the first feature before T. J. Stutts took over.
While Stutts set the pace, Wolfe was advancing from his seventh starting position. He moved into second on lap four
and began to chase the leader.
Wolfe used an inside charge off turn four to lead lap nine, but Stutts drove by entering turn one to take over again. His lead
was short-lived, however, as Wolfe passed him on the backstretch. This time he checked out.
Wolfe rolled to his second victory of the season and the fourth of his career at age 18. He earned $2500 for his performance.
Doug Esh claimed the runnerup spot with several drivers starving for fuel behind him on the final lap.
Stutts held on for third with Mark Smith fourth and Mike Erdley fifth.
Jason Johnson, Fred Rahmer, Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease and Michael Carber completed the top ten.
Wolfe drew the number eight for inversion of the second feature which placed Hodnett and Rahmer on the front row.
Hodnett led the first seven laps, but Rahmer drove around him entering turn one on a restart to become the new leader.
Stutts drove by Hodnett on the next tour and began to chase the leader. Although Rahmer could not shake Stutts, he
was never seriously challenged en route to his ninth victory of the season and 70th of his career.
Stutts completed a $2500 night with a runnerup finish. M. Smith, Wolfe and Johnson rounded out the top five ahead of
Dewease, Esh, Hodnett, Stevie Smith and Alan Krimes.
Heat winners were Esh, Stutts and Wolfe. Krimes won the consolation race.
David Wilhelm won the 50-lap Enduro.
There will be no racing of any kind at Williams Grove until September 16 when the sprint cars will be joined by the 358s.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - September 4, 2005
First 20-lap Sprint Car Feature - 1. Lucas Wolfe, 2. Doug Esh, 3. T. J. Stutts. 4. Mark Smith, 5. Mike Erdley,
6. Jason Johnson, 7. Fred Rahmer, 8. Greg Hodnett, 9. Lance Dewease, 10. Michael Carber, 11. Chad Layton,
12. Kevin Nouse, 13. Mark Freeland, 14. Ralph Spithaler, 15. Todd Shaffer, 16. Alan Krimes, 17. Stevie Smith,
18. Don Kreitz, Jr., 19. Kyle Pruitt, 20. Matt Boland, 21. Brian Montieth, 22. Brook Weibley, 23. Niki Young, 24. Alan Cole

Second 20-lap Sprint Car Feature - 1. Rahmer, 2. Stutts, 3. M. Smith, 4. Wolfe, 5. Johnson, 6. Dewease, 7. Esh,
8. Hodnett, 9. S. Smith, 10. Krimes, 11. Layton, 12. Kreitz, 13. Montieth, 14. Carber, 15. Weibley, 16. Young,
17. Spithaler, 18. Freeland, 19. Pruitt, 20. Erdley, 21. Shaffer, 22. Boland, 23. Nouse, 24. Cole


A FRIDAY NIGHT WITHOUT RACING AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- A schedule change at Williams Grove Speedway
will find this historic half-mile clay oval dark on Friday night,
September 9.
The Enduro 200 scheduled for that night has been canceled, so there
will be no racing of any kind at Williams Grove on September 9.
It is a rare occurrence when the Grove takes a Friday night off.
Races had been scheduled on 28 consecutive Friday nights between March
25 and September 30 prior to the cancellation of the Enduro.
A lack of entries caused the Enduro to be canceled.
Plenty of racing remains at Williams Grove Speedway.
The schedule resumes on September 16, when the limited (358 c.i.)
sprints will compete in an extra distance, extra purse championship event.
Of course, the Grove's sprint cars will be the featured attraction
as the race for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass track championship moves into
the home stretch.
On September 23 the super sportsman cars will make their final
appearance of the season as the sprint car teams will have a final
tune-up for the National Open.
The National Open is a two-day event set for Friday night,
September 30, and Saturday night, October 1.
The Saturday night finale will pay $30,000 to the winner.
The weekend will be sponsored by Cleveland Brothers and sanctioned
by the World of Outlaws.
Reserved seats are still available for the National Open and credit
card orders are accepted at 717.697.5000.
The racing season will conclude with the two-day Fall Fest on
Saturday, October 15, and Sunday October 16.
Details concerning the Fall Fest will be released shortly.


FRIDAY NIGHT: FRED RAHMER AND CORY HAAS SCORE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Fred Rahmer rolled to his 8th victory of the season in sprint car competition Friday night at
Williams Grove Speedway.
Rick Lafferty led the first five laps before Mike Erdley took over. Meanwhile Rahmer, who started 12th, was up to fourth.
He drove by Josh Wells and Lafferty to move into the runnerup spot on lap ten and began his pursuit of the leader.
Erdley held on for two more tours before Rahmer drove in front exiting turn two.
At that point all eyes were on Lance Dewease, who started eleventh. Dewease took second from Erdley on lap 17, but
was never able to challenge Rahmer.
Displaying his usual brilliance in traffic Rahmer led Dewease by 2.95 seconds at the finish.
It was his 69th career sprint car victory at Williams Grove where he is the career win leader.
He also increased his lead in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point standings.
Dewease settled for second with Erdley third.
Lafferty continued his recent strong performance with a solid fourth place effort and Josh Wells completed the top five.
Brian Montieth, Don Kreitz,Jr., Doug Esh, Todd Shaffer and Lucas Wolfe finished in positions six through ten respectively.
Sprint heats went to Montieth, Erdley and T. J. Stutts.
Cory Haas won a non-stop thriller in the limited sprint division.
Haas started eleventh and took the lead with two laps left in the 20-lap event.
Billy Johns, Chad Layton, Adrian Shaffer and Howie Locke completed the top five.
Limited heats went to Keith Prutzman, Jake Raudabaugh and Howie Locke.
Stewart Smith won the consolation race.
The feature was timed in 7:18.36.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - September 2, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Mike Erdley, 4. Rick Lafferty, 5. Josh Wells,
6. Brian Montieth, 7. Don Kreitz, Jr., 8. Doug Esh, 9. Todd Shaffer, 10. Lucas Wolfe, 11. T. J. Stutts, 12. Niki Young,
13. Jason Johnson, 14. Alan Cole, 15. Chad Layton, 16. Mark Freeland, 17. Michael Carber, 18. Brook Weibley,
19. Kyle Pruitt, 20. Becca Anderson, 21. Brian Leppo, 22. Greg Hodnett, 23. Dave Hahn

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature - 20 laps - 1. Cory Haas, 2. Billy Johns, 3. Chad Layton, 4. Adrian Shaffer,
5. Howie Locke, 6. Travis Keeney, 7. Jake Raudabaugh, 8. Chad Trout, 9. Pat Cannon, 10. Keith Prutzman,
11. Kevin Nagy, 12. Alan Krimes, 13. Frankie Herr, 14. Davie Franek, 15. Jason Shultz, 16. Judd Shepard,
17. Rusty Pressley, 18. Adam Wilt, 19. Denny Gross, 20. Scott Geesey, 21. John Westbrook, 22. Stewart Smith,
23. Nate Snyder, 24. Matt Bolan


FRIDAY AND SUNDAY SPRINTS ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Two nights of sprint car racing are set for
Williams Grove Speedway along with a spectacular fireworks display to
celebrate the Labor Day holiday weekend.
On Friday evening, September 2, the limited (358 c.i.) sprints will
be on the card along with the sprint cars ending a four week absence by
the limiteds.
The 358s have made nine appearances at Williams Grove this season
and the division has produced seven different winners.
Only defending champion Chad Layton and impressive Alan Krimes have
been able to repeat in this highly competitive division which averages
more than 40 cars per meet.
Other winners in 358 competition this season include Jason Shultz,
Davie Franek, Dale Hammaker, Pat Cannon and Kevin Nouse.
Some of the area's top limited drivers such as Blane Heimbach, Cory
Haas and Nate Snyder are still seeking their first 2005 victory at
Williams Grove.
The sprint car double header is slated to begin at 8:00 on September 2.
On Sunday evening, September 4, the sprint car teams will have the
pit area to themselves when the popular Twin 20s will be
presented.
Qualifying heats will be used to set the lineup for the first feature
along with the track's usual handicapping system.
There will be no time trials for the Twin 20s.
The winner of the first feature will draw for inversion of the
second feature.
Each 20-lap feature will pay $2500 to win.
Points for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass track championship will be
awarded for each feature.
Fireworks will conclude the program.


T. J. STUTTS FINALLY LEADS THE LAST LAP

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- T. J. Stutts has led countless laps at Williams Grove Speedway this season, but Friday night he led the only one that counted.
Stutts held off a fast-closing Fred Rahmer to win the 25-lap sprint car feature, his first carer win in the 410 division.
Although he started on the pole and led every lap, Stutts earned hs victory.
After a violent frontstretch crash which destroyed the cars of Brian Leppo and Chad Layton and also involved several other drivers, the final 20 laps of the race were run non-stop.
Stutts belied his rookie status as he carved his way through traffic. Although Rahmer shaved nearly two full seconds from his deficit, Stutts was up to the challenge at the end and won by a scant two car lengths.
He earned $3000 for his performance and became the 18th different driver to win a sprint car feature at Williams Grove this season.
Rahmer solidified his lead in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point standings with his second place finish after starting 12th.
Lucas Wolfe turned in a solid effort to claim third. Rick Lafferty and Mike Erdley completed the top five.
Brook Weibley, Mark Smith, Doug Esh, Jason Johnson and Don Kreitz, Jr. finished in positions six through ten respectively.
Sprint car heats went to Stutts, Kreitz and Esh,
In the companion United Racing Club feature, Curt Michael started 9th and took the lead from Trevor Lewis on lap 18 to score a victory in the 25-lap event for 360 c.i. sprint cars.
Lewis settled for second followed by Jason Clauss, who started 19th. Brian Seidel and Ed Aikin completed the top five.
URC heats went to Joe Zuczek, Eldreth and Pete Green. Jason Clauss won the B-main.
Williams Grove will host sprints and 358s on September 2, and will feature twin 20s for sprints plus fireworks on September 4.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - August 26, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. T. J. Stutts, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Lucas Wolfe, 4. Rick Lafferty, 5. Mike Erdley,
6. Brook Weibley, 7. Mark Smith, 8. Doug Esh, 9. Jason Johnson, 10. Don Kreitz, Jr., 11. Alan Cole, 12. Brian Montieth, 13. Niki Young, 14. Kyle Pruitt, 15. Mike Dillman, 16. Mark Freeland, 17. Matt Boland, 18. Greg Hodnett, 19. Lance Dewease, 20. Brian Leppo, 21. Josh Wells, 22. Chad Layton

URC Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Curt Michael, 2. Trevor Lewis, 3. Jason Clauss, 4. Brian Seidel, 5. Ed Aikin
6. Jon Eldreth, 7. Kramer Williamson, 8. Justin Collett, 9. Mark Bitner, 10. Dave Ely, 11. Kevin Welsh, 12. Kyle Purks, 13. Midge Miller, 14. Josh Weller, 15. Scott Pursell, 16. Mares Stellfox, 17. Brooke Bowman, 18. Junior Martin, 19. Chris Coyle, 20. Dave McGough, 21. Pete Green, 22. Joe Zuczek, 23. Bill Brian, Jr. 24. Dave Betts, 25. Will Urkuski


URC RETURNS TO WILLIAMS GROVE AUGUST 26

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The United Racing Club (URC) will join the
Pennsylvania Posse in a sprint car double header on Friday evening,
August 26, at Williams Grove Speedway.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.
URC, the oldest touring sprint car organization in the country,
sanctions races in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware,
Michigan and Iowa.
The August 26 date is the only scheduled appearance for the United
Racing Club at Williams Grove this season.
Many familiar names to Grove fans fill the URC roster.
The club will be led by Curt Michael of Ocean View, Delaware, who
is currently leading the point standings in the race for the URC
championship. Michael owns three career wins at Williams Grove where he
was a regular for several years.
Michael is URC's defending champion. He was also the 1998 champion
before switching his schedule to Williams Grove.
Pressuring Michael for the club title this year is Dave Ely, the
2003 champion. Ely, of West Lawn, Pa., was one of the Grove's bright,
young prospects a few years ago and lists a victory in the Early Bird
championship on his resume.
Trevor Lewis of Upper Black Eddy, Pa., is also within striking
distance of the title and he too has plenty of laps at Williams Grove.
Former track champion Kramer Williamson owns 21 career wins at the
Grove and is always a threat when URC is in town.
Fred Rahmer, the all-time career win leader at Williams Grove,
scored his very first sprint car victory at this historic speedway in a
URC race twenty years ago.
Rahmer will be out to maintain his lead in the Cindy Rowe Auto
Glass point standings. He is seeking an unprecedented sixth track
title.
The limited (358 c.i.) sprints return to Williams Grove along with the
sprint cars on September 2, and Twin 20s for sprint cars plus fireworks
are on tap September 4.


JASON JOHNSON, LUCAS WOLFE AND ALAN COLE SHARE TRIPLE 20S

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Jason Johnson won the Jack Gunn Memorial for sprint cars Friday night at Williams Grove
Speedway. Lucas Wolfe and Alan Cole also won 20-lap features.
In the first feature Wolfe started on the pole and outdragged Rahmer into the first corner.
Wolfe, the defending Jack Gunn Memorial champion, was able to open a comfortable lead over Rahmer when he had a clear track, but Rahmer was able to close when the leader encountered heavy traffic.
Wolfe never faltered, however, and scored his first victory of the season.
Rahmer settled for second followed by Alan Krimes in his best finish in sprint car competition at Williams Grove. Lance
Dewease settled for fourth and Mark Smith completed the top tive.
Josh Wells, Greg Hodnett, Doug Esh, Chad Layton and Jason Johnson finished in positions six through ten respectively.
In the second feature Cole started third and moved into the runnerup spot on the first lap as Niki Young set the pace.
A collapsed wing ended Young's race on lap six and Cole took over at the point. He was able to hold off the charge of a
determined Jason Johnson to score his first ever Williams Grove victory.
Rahmer finished third ahead of Dewease, Esh, Layton, Wolfe, Todd Shaffer, Brook Weibley and T. J. Stutts.
Johnson started on the pole in the third feature and beat Dewease into the first corner. Although Dewease was able to
catch him in trraffic following a 15th lap caution, Lance was no match for the Cajun Sensation on an open track.
Johnson scored his third victory of the season by 2.55 seconds over Dewease, Rahmer, Cole, Wolfe, Smith, Esh, Layton,
Stutts and Shaffer.
Johnson's earnings for the night totalled $6800. Dewease earned $4300, Cole $3875, Wolfe, $3850 and Rahmer $3500.
Qualifying races for the sprint cars were won by Rick Lafferty and Hodnett.
Don Kreitz, Jr. set fast time with a lap of 16.847.
Bob Campbell won the Vintage car feature.
The URC sprints will join the Williams Grove sprint cars on August 26 at 8:00.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - August 19, 2005
1st 20 lap Feature - 1. Lucas Wolfe, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Alan Krimes, 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Mark Smith,
6. Josh Wells, 7. Greg Hodnett, 8. Doug Esh, 9. Chad Layton, 10. Jason Johnson, 11. Alan Cole, 12. Niki Young,
13. Brook Weibley, 14. Brian Montieth, 15. Todd Shaffer, 16. Brian Leppo, 17. Mike Erdley, 18. Mark Freeland,
19. Kyle Pruitt, 20. T. J. Stutts, 21. Rich Eichelberger, 22. Don Kreitz, Jr., 23. Rick Lafferty

2nd 20 lap Feature - 1. Alan Cole, 2. Jason Johnson, 3. Fred Rahmer, 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Doug Esh, 6. Chad
Layton, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Todd Shaffer, 9. Brook Weibley, 10. T. J. Stutts, 11. Mike Erdley, 12. Brian Leppo,
13. Brian Montieth, 14. Mark Freeland, 15. Kyle Pruitt, 16. Don Kreitz, Jr. 17. Greg Hodnett, 18. Niki Young,
19. Rick Lafferty, 20. Mark Smith, 21. Josh Wells, 22. Alan Krimes, DNS Rich Eichelberger

3rd 20 lap Feature - 1. Jason Johnson, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Fred Rahmer, 4. Alan Cole, 5. Lucas Wolfe,
6. Mark Smith, 7. Doug Esh, 8. Chad Layton, 9. T. J. Stutts, 10. Todd Shaffer, 11. Brook Weibley, 12. Brian Montieth,
13. Niki Young, 14. Mike Erdley, 15. Kyle Pruitt, 16. Brian Leppo, 17. Mark Freeland, 18. Rick Lafferty, 19. Don Kreitz, Jr.,
20. Greg Hodnett, DNS Rich Eichelberger, Alan Krimes


JACK GUNN MEMORIAL TRIPLE 20s FOR SPRINT CARS AUGUST 19

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Nearly $40,000 will be on the line this Friday
night, August 19, when Williams Grove Speedway presents the Jack Gunn
Memorial Triple 20s for sprint cars.
Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 7:45.
Time trials will lock the twelve fastest cars into the first
feature. The fastest qualifier will draw for feature inversion.
The remainder of the field will then be split into two ten-lap
qualifying races and the top five in each will transfer to the first
feature.
The final two spots will then go to the highest two drivers in the
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point standings, who attempted to qualify, but did
not transfer to the feature.
The second feature will be lined up according to the first feature
finish. The winning driver will draw for inversion.
Feature number three will be lined up according to total dollars
earned in the first two races. The top six money winners will be
inverted.
Friday night's first two 20-lap features will pay $2500 to win.
The third feature will pay $5000, so a sweep of the triple 20s will be
worth $10,000.
Any driver who starts all three features will take home at least $500.
No driver has ever swept a Triple 20s program.
In 2001 Todd Shaffer won the first two features, but Fred Rahmer
won the third.
In 2002 Rahmer won the first two, but Lance Dewease prevented a
sweep by winning the third.
Since the format was instituted in 1999 the Triple 20s has produced
three different winners in four different years. Jeff Shepard, Rahmer
and Don Kreitz, Jr. won in `99. Rahmer, Sean Michael and Shaffer scored
in 2000 and Doug Esh, Rahmer and Greg Hodnett in 2003. Rahmer, Dewease
and Lucas Wolfe were victorious last year.
The Triple 20s is named to honor the memory of the late Jack Gunn, a
former Williams Grove promoter, who was inducted into the National
Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1990 on the first ballot.


OUTDOOR CHANNEL SCHEDULES GROVE RACE
TWO LATE MODEL FEATURES AUGUST 12

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The finale of the Cleveland Brothers Summer
Nationals for sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway is scheduled to be
televised on the Outdoor Channel Wednesday evening, August 17, at 8:00.
This event, sanctioned by the World of Outlaws, was a showcase for
sprint car racing in Pennsylvania with Williams Grove regulars taking
three of the top five positions and six of the top ten.
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point leader Fred Rahmer was the star of the
show and earned $20,000 for his victory against the best in the business.
"We are very pleased that the Outdoor Channel will be broadcasting
this race," said Morgan Hughes, owner/promoter of Williams Grove
Speedway. "We are proud to show the rest of the country the kind of
racing our fans have grown accustomed to seeing every Friday night."
Williams Grove will host a sprint car/late model double header on
Friday, August 12.
The late models will open the program with a feature that was
postponed on April 1 due to rain that began to fall at the conclusion of
the sprint car feature.
D.J. Myers, Jim Bernheisel and Scotty Haus won late model heats on
April 1 and Jeff Rine won the consolation race.
A complete program of qualifying races and features for both
sprints and late models will follow the makeup feature.
This will be the final appearance of the season for the late models
at Williams Grove.
Racing is scheduled to begin at 8:00.
One of the season's more popular programs, the Jack Gunn Memorial
for sprint cars, is coming up on August 19.
This event will include three 20-lap features with a sweep of all
three worth $10,000.
This event was named to honor the memory of the former Williams Grove
promoter posthumously enshrined in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.


THE HAMMER SCORES ON KIDS NIGHT AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Doug Esh turned in a brilliant performance in lapped traffic en route to an impressive victory in the 25-lap sprint car feature Friday on Kids Night at Williams Grove Speedway.
Esh started ninth in the 24-car field and had moved into the runnerup spot by lap four. He caught early leader Mark Freeland the next time around and took over with an outside move off turn four.
While others struggled in traffic as the race progresed, Esh was fearless and won by a comfortable margin.
The Hammer earned $3000 for his second victory of the season at Williams Grove.
Lance Dewease, who started 12th, finished second, but was unable to close on Esh.
Mark Smith came from 10th to claim third ahead of Fred Rahmer, who started 13th.
Greg Hodnett completed the top five.
Chad Layton, Brian Montieth, Don Kreitz, Jr. Mike Erdley and Alan Cole finished in positions six through ten respectively.
Heats for the 30 sprint cars were won by Brook Weibley, Lance Dewease and Josh Wells, Judi Bates won the consolation race.
Two features were run for the limited (358 c.i.) sprints. The first was rained out on July 15.
Pat Cannon started fifth and took the lead from Jon Keller on lap seven, then held off the last lap charge of Kevin Nouse to grab the victory. It was the first limited sprint win for Cannon, who has already claimed three sportsman victories at the Grove this
season.
Nouse, Chad Trout, Chad Layton and Judd Shepard completed the top five.
In the second limited feature of the night Kevin Nouse took the lead from Nate Berwager on lap nine, then survived a thrilling duel with Layton to score his first Williams Grove victory.
Layton settled for second ahead of Chad Trout, Adrian Shaffer and Davie Franek.
Heats for the 40 limiteds were won by Layton, Blane Heimbach, Nate Berwager and Alan Krimes.
A late model feature rained out on April 1 will open the August 12 program at Williams Grove. A complete program of sprint and stock car racing will follow.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - August 5, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Doug Esh, 2. Lance Dewease, 3. Mark Smith, 4. Fred Rahmer, 5. Greg Hodnett,
6. Chad Layton, 7. Brian Montieth, 8. Don Kreitz, Jr., 9. Mike Erdley, 10. Alan Cole, 11. Mark Freeland, 12. Josh Wells, 13. Craig Keel, 14. Brian Leppo, 15. Brook Weibley, 16. Niki Young, 17. Justin Collett, 18. Judi Bates, 19. Kyle Pruitt, 20. Steve Poploski, 21. Rich Eichelberger, 22. Pete Green, 23. Rick Lafferty, 24. Mark Coldren

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Makeup Feature from July 15, 2005 - 20 laps - 1. Pat Cannon, 2. Kevin Nouse, 3. Chad Trout, 4. Chad Layton, 5. Jeff Shepard, 6. Jake Raudabaugh, 7. Nate Snyder, 8. Cory Haas, 9. Alan Krimes, 10. Jon Keller, 11. Jason Shultz, 12. Scott Geesey, 13. Matt Boland, 14. Kevin Nagy, 15. Ryan Bohlke, 16. Dale Hammaker,
17. Billy Johns, 18. Davie Franek, 19. Brad McClelland, 20. Jamie Schwartz, 21. Rusty Pressley, 22. Randy West,
23. Adam Wilt, 24. Nate Berwager

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature - 20 laps - 1. Kevin Nouse, 2. Chad Layton, 3. Chad Trout, 4. Adrian Shaffer,
5. Davie Franek, 6. Blane Heimbach, 7. Alan Krimes, 8. Scott Geesey, 9. Cory Haas, 10. Jake Raudabaugh,
11. Nate Berwager, 12. Billy Johns, 13. Dale Hammaker, 14, Randy West, 15. Jason Shultz, 16. Keith Prutzman,
17. Adam Wilt, 18. Rusty Pressley, 19. Ryan Bohlke, 20. Nate Snyder, 21. Dan Richcreek, 22. Judd Shepard,
23. Pat Cannon, 24. Frankie Herr


MULTIPLE FEATURES THE NORM IN AUGUST AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Multiple feature races will be the theme for
the month of August at Williams Grove Speedway.
Two events interrupted by rain will be completed on the first two
Fridays of the month beginning on August 5 when the limited (358 c.i.)
sprints will open the program with a makeup feature.
The limited feature was rained out on July 15 and was added to the
August 5 program.
Following the makeup feature a complete card of sprint and limited
sprint racing will be presented including qualifying races and features
for both divisions.
Chad Layton and Mike Lehman are currently tied at the top of the
Grove's win list with 14 victories apiece.
With two features on tap either Layton or Lehman could emerge as
the undisputed leader on August 5.
Layton swept both the sprint and limited feature at Williams Grove
on July 8 and became the first driver ever to win in both divisions on
the same night.
August 5 will also be Kids Night with plenty of prizes and
surprises for the youngsters.
For the second week in succession two features are on tap for the
support division when the late model stock cars return to Williams Grove
on August 12.
The late model feature was rained out on April 1 and will be made
up as the first event on the August 12 schedule.
This will be the final appearance of the season for the popular
stock car division at Williams Grove.
Multiple features continue on August 19 with the running of the
Jack Gunn Memorial Triple 20s for sprint cars.
The month will end with the return of the United Racing Club (URC)
sprints along with the Grove's sprint cars on August 26.


THE CRICKET BECOMES 14TH DIFFERENT WINNER AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- What a difference a week can make.
After failing to qualify for any of the three features run at Williams Grove Speedway during the Cleveland Brothers Summer
Nationals, Craig Keel returned to dominate Friday night's 25-lap sprint car feature.
The Weedsport, NY, resident started on the pole and wired the field en route to his second career victory at Williams Grove.
In the process Keel became the 14th different driver to win a sprint car feature at Williams Grove this season.
"Where was Freddy?" Keel asked in victory lane, referring to Fred Rahmer, the current Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point
leader and 7-time feature winner.
Rahmer started 12th in the 24-car field and moved into the top five on lap four. The next time around he drove by Josh Wells and Justin Collett to take third behind Keel and Brook Weibley.
By the 12th circuit Rahmer had passed Weibley and was closing on Keel when his right rear tire deflated sending him to the pits.
He would return to finish 16th.
Keel won by 2.379 over Weibley and earned $3000 for his performance.
Weibley settled for second in his best effort of the season.
Collett and Wells followed.
Jason Johnson, who started 13th, completed the top five.
Doug Esh, Mark Smith, T. J. Stutts, Lance Dewease and Greg Hodnett finished in positions six through ten respectively.
Sprint heats went to Keel, Esh and Wells. Lucas Wolfe won the consolation race.
Gary Heckman led all 20 laps to win the PA 305 sprint feature. Scott Ellerman, Wes Zimmerman, Cory Schmeidle and Dusty Schatzer completed the top five.
Heats for the 305s went to Nathan Gramley, Mike Alleman and Scott Ellerman. Nathan Ottenmeyer won the
consolation race.
A makeup feature for the limited (358 c.i.) sprints will open the program on August 5 followed by a complete card of
sprint and limited sprint racing.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - July 29, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Craig Keel, 2. Brook Weibley, 3. Justin Collett, 4. Josh Wells, 5. Jason Johnson,
6. Doug Esh, 7. Mark Smith, 8. T. J. Stutts, 9. Lance Dewease, 10. Greg Hodnett, 11. Mike Erdley, 12. Mike Wagner, 13. Don Kreitz, Jr., 14. Chad Layton, 15. Lucas Wolfe, 16. Fred Rahmer, 17. Brian Montieth, 18. Brian Leppo, 19. Niki Young, 20. Mike Walter, 21. Judi Bates, 22. Alan Cole, 23. Rich Eichelberger, 24. Mark Freeland

PA 305 c.i. Sprint Car Feature - 20 laps - 1. Gary Heckman, 2. Scott Ellerman, 3. Wes Zimmerman, 4. Cody Schmeidle, 5. Dusty Schatzer, 6. Tom Warrick, 7. Casey Cook, 8. Brent Comp, 9. Tommy Beavers, 10. Jim Wentz, 11. Cale Grubb, 12. Don Slack, 13. Nathan Ottenmeyer, 14. Mike Wagner II, 15. Bobby Mazingo, 16. Craig Folmer, 17. Dave Youtzy, 18. Mike Alleman, 19. Scott Messimer, 20. John Hagan, 21. Randy Kaylor, 22. Ryan Lynn, 23. Nathan Gramley, 24. Jeff Miller


BIG NAMES SEEK FIRST '05 GROVE WIN JULY 29

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- With the final third of the racing season about
to begin at Williams Grove Speedway there is no doubt that the
competition in the sprint car division is as tough as ever.
Prior to the Summer Nationals twelve different drivers won the
first eighteen features run at Williams Grove this season.
Five-time Cindy Rowe Auto Glass champions Fred Rahmer and Lance
Dewease were the only drivers to win more than once.
What is even more newsworthy is the list of competitors who are
still seeking their first victory of the year at Williams Grove.
That list is headed by the likes of Don Kreitz, Jr., Greg Hodnett and
Lucas Wolfe.
Kreitz is a four-time champion who owns 50 career victories at the
Grove. He actually crossed the line first in an All Star race in June,
but his car failed to make weight and he was stripped of the win.
He has been fast on several occasions and has a couple of runnerup
finishes to his credit, but that first win of 2005 has been elusive.
Hodnett owns 29 career wins at the Grove and won more features over
the past three years than any other driver.
His boss, Al Hamilton, has been in victory lane 86 times over the
years and leads all car owners in that category.
The first Grove win for the Hodnett/Hamilton team can't be far away
since they have won at several other racetracks this season.
Wolfe escaped the proverbial sophomore jinx last year when he won
twice including the prestigious Jack Gunn Memorial, but his third season
has been a struggle with the exception of an impressive second to Rahmer
on May 20.
Other drivers who have shown enough speed to be in contention this
week include Mike Erdley, Brian Montieth, T. J. Stutts, Brook Weibley
and Niki Young.
The Pennsylvania 305s, a sprint car group whose cars are powered by
305 c.i. engines, will join the Grove's sprint cars on July 29.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.


SATURDAY NIGHT: RAHMER KEEPS THE $20,000 IN PENNSYLVANIA

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Fast Freddy Rahmer scored the richest victory of his illustrious career against the best
sprint car competition in the business when he came from mid-pack to defeat the World of Outlaws in the 30-lap finale of the
Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway.
The current Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point leader started in his customary 12th position and charged past seven cars to crack the top five on the first lap. Rahmer was third by lap seven and began to chase Steve Kinser, who took the lead at the start, and Joey Saldana.
Saldana took the lead from Kinser on lap ten. Rahmer drove by Kinser with an inside move off turn four on lap 13 and began to close onSaldana.
America's leading sprint car feature winner slid in front of Saldana exiting turn four to lead lap 22, but Saldana took the top spot back through turns one and two. Rahmer took over for good the next time around and this time pulled away for his 19th overall win of the season and his seventh of the year at Williams Grove.
He earned $20,000 for his performance. Saldana settled for second and a $11,000 payday.
Lance Dewease charged from 17th to fourth ahead of Jason Johnson. Craig Dollansky, Lucas Wolfe, Greg Hodett, Don
Kreitz and Jason Meyers completed the top five.
Heats went to Rahmer, Terry McCarl, Mark Smith and Hodnett. Kinser won the dash and Brian Leppo won the B-Main.
In Friday night's rained out preliminary feature Paul McMahan wired the field for the $5000 victory in the 25-lap event. The best racing was for second and the spot went to Steve Kinser with Lance Dewease third, Tim Shaffer fourth and Jason
Meyers fifth.
Saldana, Jac Haudenschild, Kraig Kinser , Mark Smith and Terry McCarl completed the top ten.
The rained out B-Main went to Kraig Kinser.
The PA 305 sprints will join the sprint cars at Williams Grove on July 29 at 8:00.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - July 23, 2005
WoO Preliminary Sprint Car Make-up Feature from Friday, July 22, 2005 - 25 laps - 1. Paul McMahan, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Tim Shaffer, 5. Jason Meyers, 6. Joey Saldana, 7. Jac Haudenschild, 8. Kraig Kinser, 9. Mark Smith, 10. Terry McCarl, 11. Daryn Pittman, 12. Greg Hodnett, 13. Donny Schatz, 14. Lucas Wolfe, 15. Todd Hestor, 16. Chad Layton, 17. Josh Wells, 18. Jason Johnson, 19. Brian Leppo, 20. T. J. Stutts, 21. Jason Solwold, 22. Fred Rahmer, 23. Alan Cole, 24. Craig Dollansky

WoO Sprint Car Feature - 30 laps - 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Joey Saldana, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Jason Johnson, 6. Craig Dollansky, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Greg Hodnett, 9. Don Kreitz, Jr., 10. Jason Meyers, 11. Terry McCarl, 12. Tim Shaffer, 13. Alan Cole, 14. Daryn Pittman, 15. Chad Layton, 16. Paul McMahan, 17. Mike Erdley, 18, Brooke Tatnell, 19. Brian Paulus, 20. Doug Esh, 21. Kraig Kinser, 22. Donny Schatz, 23. Jason Solwold, 24. Brian Leppo, 25. Jac Haudenschild, 26. Todd Hestor, 27. Danny Lasoski, 28. Mark Smith


FRIDAY NIGHT: RAIN POSTPONES B AND FEATURE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- A severe thunderstorm washed out the completion of the second night of the Cleveland
Brothers Summer Nationals Friday at Williams Grove Speedway.
The remainder of the program, including a B-Main and the 25-lap feature, was re-scheduled for Saturday night prior to the
running of the Summer Nationals finale.
With 42-cars in the pit area Steve Kinser set fast time with a lap of 17.132.
Heats were won by Greg Hodnett, Mark Smith, Tim Shaffer and Jason Solwold.
Brian Paulus won the C-Main.
World of Outlaws officials had originally announced that Friday's program was cancelled and the three-day event would
be shortened to a two-day program, but later changed their decision and opted to complete the Friday night's program on
Saturday prior to the running of the finale.
Saturday's starting time was scheduled for 7:45.


THURSDAY: A RECORD BREAKING NIGHT FOR JASON JOHNSON

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Give round one to the Posse.
Jason Johnson may be a native of Eunice, Louisiana, but in 2005 as a Williams Grove regular he became an official
member of trhe Pennsylvania Posse. That made his victory in the 25-lap World of Outlaws feature extremely popular with the
local fans.
Opening night of the Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals found Johnson on the pole for the main event after scoring an impressive victory in the Stacker 2 Dash.
Although he led every lap en route to his second win of the season at Williams Grove, Johnson was forced to work hard
for his $5000 paycheck. Shane Stewart of Bixby, Olkahoma, chased Johnson into traffic throughout the race and managed
to draw alongside the leader on the backstretch during the late stages setting up the race's most exciting moment.
With a narrow groove entering turn three Stewart ran out of room and slid up to the guard rail flattening a front tire.
Undaunted he finished the race in second place and earned $3000.
Brooke Tatnell finished a solid third, the best effort ever at Williams Grove for the Austalian Outlaw. Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point leader Fred Rahmer settled for fourth ahead of World of Outlaws point leader Steve Kinser.
Jac Haudenschild, Greg Hodnett, Mark Smith, Craig Dollansky and Alan Cole finished in positions six through ten
respectively.
Heats for the 40 cars were won by T. J. Stutts, Don Kreitz, Brian Leppo and Lucas Wolfe, Johnson and Stewart won the
dashes. Daryn Pittman copped a talent-leaden B-Main.
Craig Dollansky set fast time with a lap of 16.612.
Johnson established a new 25-lap track record with a time of 7:33.42, eclipsing the old record of 7:52.63 set by Tim Shaffer
in 2001.
Johnson also shattered Lance Dewease's five-year old 6-lap mark in the Stacker 2 dash with a time of 1:40.58. The old
record was 1:45.07.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finish - July 21, 2005
World of Outlaws Preliminary Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Jason Johnson, 2. Shane Stewart, 3. Brooke Tatnell,
4. Fred Rahmer, 5. Steve Kinser, 6. Jac Haudenschild, 7. Greg Hodnett, 8. Mark Smith, 9. Craig Dollansky, 10. Alan Cole, 11.Terry McCarl, 12. Paul McMahan, 13. Joey Saldana, 14. Lucas Wolfe, 15. Donny Schatz, 16. Jason Solwold,
17.Todd Hestor, 18. Daryn Pittman, 19. Brian Leppo, 20. Chad Layton, 21. T. J. Stutts, 22. Keith Kauffman, 23. Don
Kreitz, Jr., 24. Jason Sides


CLEVELAND BROTHERS SUMMER NATIONALS JULY 21-23 AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- With more than $150,000 in prize money at
stake, the top sprint car drivers in the country will converge upon
Williams Grove Speedway on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, July
21, 22 and 23 for the Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals sanctioned by
the World of Outlaws.
Qualifying will begin at 7:45 Thursday evening.
The first two nights will consist of time trials, heat races, two
dashes, a B-main and a 25-lap feature which will pay $5000 to win.
Drivers will receive points on Thursday and Friday for each race
in addition to time trials.
At the conclusion of Friday night's program the points will be
totaled and the top four will be locked into Saturday night's dash.
Points will also be used to set the heat lineups on Saturday night.
There will be no time trials on July 23.
The 30-lap feature will pay $20,000 to win.
One of the drivers to watch this week could be Donny Schatz of
Fargo, North Dakota. Although he struggled through much of the early
spring, he has been fast of late. Schatz backed up a recent win in
Joliet, Illinois, with a runnerup finish in Pevely, Missouri.
Schatz was the 2003 Summer Nationals champion and has also won the
Williams Grove National Open twice.
Local Outlaw Brian Paulus will also bear watching. The
Mechanicsburg native has scored a pair of Outlaw wins in the Dakotas
within the past month.
Paulus is the current one-lap track record holder at Williams Grove.
The Summer Nationals is one of the few big races WoO legend Steve
Kinser has yet to win. After scoring a $12,000 victory at the Grove in
May, the King will be one of the favorites this week.
Reserved seats are still available and credit card orders are
accepted at 717.697.5000.


THE HAMMER BEATS RAHMER AND THE RAIN AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Doug Esh held off Fred Rahmer to win the 25-lap sprint car feature Friday night at Williams
Grove Speedway.
Brook Weibley started third and took the lead on the first lap. Weibley paced the field for the first nine circuits while Esh,
who started seventh, was moving through the field.
Esh took over with an inside move through turns three and four on lap ten. Once in front The Hammer moved back to his
familiar outside line and began to pull away from the field.
Meanwhile Rahmer, who started 12th, was on the move.
The current Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point leader took the runnerup spot at the halfway point with a spectacular inside move
through turns three and four which carried him past Niki Young and Weibley.
Esh seemed capable of maintaining his lead, but a caution with five laps left changed the complexion of the race.
Not only was Rahmer in the runnerup spot, but Niki Young, along with former champions Lance Dewease and Don Kreitz were in the top five.
Esh changed his line to the low side entering turn three for the remainder of the race in an effort to keep 6-time winner Rahmer
at bay. The strategy worked as Esh scored his first win of the season by 0.377 seconds and earned $3000 for his effort.
Rahmer setled for second.
Dewease, who started eleventh, claimed third with Young fourth and Kreitz fifth.
Greg Hodnett, Chad Layton, T. J. Stutts, Todd Shaffer and Mike Erdley finished in positions six through ten respectively.
Sprint heats went to Weibley, Layton and Young.
With the sprint feature completed by 9:45 and the limited (358 c.i.) feature ready to roll, rain brought an early end to the program. The 358 feature will be added to the August 5 program.
Williams Grove will host the Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals sanctioned by the World of outlaws on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 21,22 and 23.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finish - July 15, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Doug Esh, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Niki Young, 5. Don Kreitz, Jr., 6. Greg Hodnett, 7. Chad Layton, 8. T. J. Stutts, 9. Todd Shaffer, 10, Mike Erdley, 11. Brook Weibley, 12. Brian Leppo, 13. Mark Freeland, 14. Alan Cole, 15. Craig Keel, 16. Chris Meleason, 17. Mark Coldren, 18. Steve Poplaski, 19. Rick Lafferty, 20. Jason Johnson, 21. Brian Montieth, 22. Josh Wells


CHAD LAYTON MAKES HISTORY WITH GROVE SWEEP

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Chad Layton completed a magical night with a
sweep of both features Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.
After several years of trying, the 29-year old Harrisburg native
scored his first career victory in sprint car competition by winning the
25-lap main event.
He came right back to tie Mike Lehman's record for most career wins
in the limited (358 c.i.) division by copping his 14th victory in the
nightcap.
Layton started fifth in the first feature and charged into the
runnerup spot on the second lap.
Brian Montieth, who started on the front row, set the pace for the
first seventeen circuits as Lucas Wolfe battled Layton for second place.
Layton made his move on lap 18 by driving by Montieth on the
backstretch.
Once in front he was never challenged and scored a convincing 1.621
victory over Montieth.
Layton, who had a second-place effort earlier this season, earned
$3000 for his performance Friday night.
Doug Esh finished a solid third after starting sixth.
T. J. Stutts and Mark Smith completed the top five.
Fred Rahmer maintained his lead in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point
standings with a sixth-place finish.
Brian Leppo, Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease and Don Kreitz, Jr.
completed the top ten.
Layton started 12th in the limited feature and cracked the top five
on lap six.
Howie Locke led the first three laps before John Westbrook took over.
Layton took second on lap 15 then drove into the lead with an
inside move through turns one and two the next time around.
Kevin Nagy finished second followed by Blane Heimbach, Chad Trout
and Kevin Nouse.
This was the first time a driver has ever swept both the sprint and
limited sprint features at Williams Grove on the same night.
Another sprint car double header is planned for July 15 at 8:00.

Williams Grove Speedway Feataure Finishes - July 8, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Chad Layton, 2. Brian Montieth,
3. Doug Esh, 4. T. J. Stutts, 5. Mark Smith, 6. Fred Rahmer, 7.
Brian Leppo, 8. Greg Hodnett, 9. Lance Dewease, 10. Don Kreitz, Jr.,
11. Niki Young, 12. Jason Johnson, 13. Alan Cole, 14. Josh Wells,
15. Mark Freeland, 16. Lucas Wolfe, 17. Jeff Busby, 18. Rick
Lafferty, 19. Mike Erdley

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature - 20 laps - 1. Chad Layton,
2. Kevin Nagy, 3. Blane Heimbach, 4. Chad Trout, 5. Kevin Nouse, 6.
Adrian Shaffer, 7. Scott Geesey, 8. Dale Hammaker, 9. Davie Franek,
10. Cory Haas, 11. Alan Krimes, 12. Jake Raudabaugh, 13, Rusty
Pressley, 14. Billy Johns, 15. Nate Hammaker, 16. Randy West, 17.
Jason Shultz, 18. Denny Gross, 19. John Westbrook, 20. Howie Locke,
21. Nate Snyder, 22. Jamie Schwartz, 23. Tim Higgins, 24. Keith Prutzman

POSSE-OUTLAWS 2-2 IN SUMMER NATIONALS -- SPRINTS 358s JULY 15
MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The Pennsylvania Posse will be looking to
stop the slide when the Outlaws return to Williams Grove Speedway on
July 21, 22 and 23 for the Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals.
World of Outlaws drivers have put together a modest three-race
winning streak against the Grove regulars also known as the Pennsylvania
Posse. It began with the National Open last October when Donny Schatz
took thirty thousand Pennsylvania dollars back home to Fargo, North Dakota.
When the Outlaws returned in May Craig Dollansky of Elk River,
Minnesota, won on the first night of the two day show and Bloomington,
Indiana's Steve Kinser collected $12,000 for winning the finale.
It's not as if the locals haven't been close. After winning four
of the six WoO races at Williams Grove last year, they have at least
been in the hunt again this season.
Five-time track champion Lance Dewease of Fayetteville finished as
runnerup to Dollansky on May 26. One night later current Cindy Rowe
Auto Glass point leader Fred Rahmer chased Kinser across the line to
finish a close second.
Since the Summer Nationals became a three-day event in 2002 the big
winners have been Greg Hodnett in '02, and Schatz in '03.
Last year rain washed out the first night, then Danny Lasoski and
Dewease shared the next two.
That makes it an even split between the Grove regulars and the
Outlaws.
Reserved seats are still available for the Summer Nationals and
credit card orders are accepted at 717.697.5000.
The Posse will have a final tuneup for the World of Outlaws Outlaws
on July 15 at 8:00. The limited (358 c.i.) sprints will also be on the card.


LAYTON CAN TIE RECORD THIS WEEK -- SUMMER NATIONALS JULY 21-23

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- When the limited (358 c.i.) sprints join the
sprint cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday evening, July 8, Chad
Layton will be attempting to tie the record for most career victories in
the division.
Layton, 29, of Harrisburg, won the season opener for the limiteds
back on April 8 scoring his 13th career victory in the process. That put
the defending 358 champion within one of Mike Lehman on the speedway's
career win list for this class, which first appeared at Williams Grove
in 1989. Of course, Lehman will be one of the drivers Layton will have
to beat this week.
Although Lehman, like Layton, is a two-time track champion, he will
be out to end a victory drought which dates back to June 4, 2004.
Alan Krimes, the division's only repeat winner this season, and
Cory Haas, the '03 champion, should also be in the hunt this week along
with sportsman star Pat Cannon. With just a few races under his belt in
the 358 class, Cannon has been very impressive. His success has not
been surprising since he is undefeated in super sportsman competition
with three consecutive victories at Williams Grove this season.
In the sprint car division the battle for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass
track championship continues with both Fred Rahmer and Lance Dewease
seeking an unprecedented sixth championship.
Another sprint/limited sprint double header is scheduled for July 15.
The first heat is slated to begin at 8:00 on both dates.
The World of Outlaws return to Williams Grove for the Cleveland
Brothers Summer Nationals, a three-day event for sprint cars, set for
Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, July 21-23.
The winner of the finale on July 23 will collect $20,000.
Reserved seats for all three nights are still available. Credit
card order are accepted at 717.697.5000.


$10,000 MITCH SMITH MEMORIAL TO FRED RAHMER

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Fred Rahmer scored a $10,000 victory in the Mitch Smith Memorial for sprint cars Friday on Statewide Adoption Network Night at Williams Grove Speedway during Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Speedweek.
Rahmer started on the pole in the 30-lap event after the night's two fastest qualifiers, Greg Hodnett and Keith Kauffman, failed to transfer through their heats.
Although Rahmer led every lap his victory was hardly a cakewalk.
He chose the low line early and had all he could handle from Lucas Wolfe, who was fast on the outside.
Then with 16 laps complete Jason Johnson entered the picture when he drove by Wolfe and began to close on
Rahmer.
Johnson was right on Rahmer's tail when a red flag halted the action with 19 down.
On the restart it was all Rahmer, who pulled away to win by 2.406 seconds.
It was his 6th victory of the season and 67th of his career at Williams Grove. He also increased his point lead in both the Williams Grove and overall Speedweek point standings.
Johnson was a solid second.
The best racing of the night was for third between Don Kreitz, Jr. and Lance Dewease. After starting 14th Dewease tried for several laps to pass Kreitz and eventually squeezed by on the inside exiting the second corner with two laps remaining.
Stevie Smith completed the top five.
Mark Smith came from 15th to finish sixth.
Alan Cole, Mike Wagner, Mike Erdley and Kauffman rounded out the top ten.
Heats went to Todd Shaffer, Wagner and Todd Hestor.
Hodnett outqualifiied the 30-car field with a lap of 16.852 and also won the B-Main.
The race was named to honor the memory of former Linglestown resident and Hall of Fame driver Mitch Smith.
Williams Grove will host sprint and limited (358 c.i.) sprint car racing on Friday evening, July 8.
Starting time is 8:00.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finish - July 1, 2005
Mitch Smith Memorial for Sprint Cars - 30 laps - 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Jason Johnson, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. Don Kreitz, Jr.,  5. Stevie Smith, 6. Mark Smith, 7. Alan Cole, 8. Mike Wagner, 9. Mike Erdley, 10. Keith Kauffman, 11. Todd Hestor,
12. Todd Shaffer, 13. Brian Leppo, 14. Brook Weibley, 15. Mark Freeland, 16. Brian Montieth, 17. Lucas Wolfe, 18. T. J. Stutts, 19. Chad Layton, 20. Doug Esh, 21. Rick Lafferty, 22. Kramer Williamson, 23. Niki Young, 24. Greg Hodnett


$10,000 TO WIN PLUS FIREWORKS ON STATEWIDE ADOPTION NETWORK NIGHT

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The 17th annual Mitch Smith Memorial for
sprint cars will be presented on Friday evening, July 1, at Williams
Grove Speedway and for the first time in the event's history a rookie
will enter as one of the favorites.
Brian Leppo, in his first full season of sprint car competition at
Williams Grove, has already proved that he can win at this historic
half-mile with a convincing victory over Greg Hodnett and Lance Dewease
on June 17.
Leppo's Apple Dealerships team, led by car owner Bob Stewart and
crew chief Lee Stauffer, has already won the Mitch Memorial four times
using the services of three different drivers.
The Apple team won with Fred Rahmer in 1994, Keith Kauffman in 1996
and in 2002 and 2003 with Hodnett.
Leppo's victory on June 17 was his first Grove start in the Apple
car after some impressive rides in his Kinard Trucking entry.
Always a good qualifier Leppo's first test on July 1 will be time
trials which begin at 7:45.
He will have his hands full with the top names in Eastern sprint
car racing who will be competing for the $10,000 that goes to the winner
of the 30-lap Mitch Smith Memorial.
The race is named to honor the memory of the late Linglestown
resident, who is enshrined in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
The July 1 program, which will have no support division, will be
the richest event of Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Speedweek, an eight race
series featuring sprint car racing at eight different Pennsylvania
speedways.
July 1 will also be Statewide Adoption Network Night sponsored by
Cleveland Brothers.
The Statewide Adoption Network is an initiative of the Department
of Public Welfare under the direction of Governor Ed Rendell. Williams
Grove will serve as a stage to increase adoption awareness. Twenty
eight children available for adoption will be present on July 1.
A spectacular fireworks display will end the evening's activities.


LANCE OVER RAHMER -- PAT CANNON 3 FOR 3 IN SPORTSMAN

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Lance Dewease proved he's ready for Speedweek with an impressive victory in the
25-lap sprint car feature Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.
Pat Cannon remained undefeated in super sportsman competition with his third consecutive victory in the nightcap.
Mark Freeland started on the pole and set the early pace in the sprint car feature until Brian Montieth took over on
lap four.
Meanwhile, Dewease was moving through the pack from his tenth starting position. He was up to third by lap five.
On the next circuit he executed a spectacular move on the inside of turns three and four to drive by runnerup Stevie Smith and
Montieth to take the lead.
With Dewease setting the pace Fred Rahmer, who started 12th, was movoing forward. He cracked the top five on lap
seven, was third by the eleventh lap and took the runnerup spot one tour later.
With five remaining Rahmer was strong on the bottom and Dewease preferred the high side. The two all-time leading
feature winners at the Grove battled each other to the finish and Dewease prevailed by a scant 0.683 seconds.
It was his 61st career win at Williams Grove and second of the season. The victory allowed him to gain on Rahmer in the
race for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point standings.
Doug Esh finished a strong third with Greg Hodnett fourth and Stevie Smith fifth.
Chad Layton, Todd Shaffer, Mark Smith, T. J. Stutts and Lucas Wolfe completed the top ten.
Sprint heats went to Hodnett, S. Smith and Esh.
Pat Cannon started 12th in the sportsman feature and took the lead from Dave Calaman on lap 12 of the 20-lap test. Rich Eichelberger finished second with Danny Hager, third, Dave Calaman fourth and Steve Cannon fifth.
Sportsman heats went to Ken Carberry, Duaine Smith and Dave Calaman. Russ Mitten won the consolation race.
Williams Grove will present the Mitch Smith Memorial, which pays $10,000 to win, as part of Cindy Rowe Auto Glass
Speedweek on July 1. A fireworks display will follow the racing.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - June 24, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Doug Esh, 4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Stevie Smith,
6. Chad Layton, 7. Todd Shaffer, 8. Mark Smith, 9. T. J. Stutts, 10. Lucas Wolfe, 11. Don Kreitz, Jr., 12. Niki Young,
13. Jason Johnson, 14. Keith Kauffman, 15. Brian Montieth, 16. Brian Leppo, 17. Mike Dillman, 18. Mark Freeland,
19. Timmy Long, 20. Mark Coldren, 21. Brook Weibley, Mike Erdley (DNS)

Super Sportsman Feature - 20 laps - 1. Pat Cannon, 2. Rich Eichelberger, 3. Danny Hager, 4. Dave Calaman, 5. Steve Cannon, 6. Smokey Snellbaker, 7. Frankie Herr, 8. Ken Carberry, 9. Scott Snyder, 10. Duaine Smith, 11. Billy Schoffstall, 12. Stan Wanner, 13. Scott Ausherman, 14. Russ Mitten, 15. Bobby Hockenberry, 16. Gregg Foster, 17. Jerry Wolfe, 18. Gerry Strawser, 19. Paul Troutman, 20. Ryan Rupp, 21. Leroy Martin, 22. Jason Fry, 23. Steve Wilbur, 24. Paul Miller


PAT CANNON SEEKS 3RD STRAIGHT -- SPRINTS PREP FOR SPEEDWEEK

MECHANCSBURG, PA -- When the popular super sportsman cars return to
Williams Grove Speedway along with the sprint cars on Friday evening,
June 24, Pat Cannon will be trying to stay unbeaten.
The sportsman division has been at Williams Grove twice this season
and Cannon has been victorious both times.
No sportsman driver has won three straight at Williams Grove since
Mark Smith did it over two seasons several years ago. The current
sprint star won the last two sportsman races of 1998 and the first of
1999. Cannon will have an opportunity to do the hat trick in the same
season.
Cannon is also moving toward the top of the sportsman career win
list at Williams Grove. He now owns five victories and trails only
Larry Jackson (12), Smith (10) and Rich Eichelberger (8).
Friday night's program will be the first race for the sprint car
teams before Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Speedweek begins.
Speedweek will feature eight nights of sprint ca racing at eight
Pennsylvania speedways during a nine day period.
Lincoln Speedway will open the series on June 25. The tour will
then move to Grandview Speedway on the 26th, Big Diamond on the 28th,
Silver Spring on the 29th and Susquehanna on the 30th.
Williams Grove will host the crown jewel of Speedweek, the Mitch
Smith Memorial, on July 1.
The 30-lap feature will pay $10,000 to win which is twice the
winner's share of any other Speedweek race.
Qualifying will begin at 7:45 and a spectacular fireworks display
will also be presented.
Speedweek will conclude with races at Port Royal on July 2 and at
Selinsgrove on July 3.
The total prize money for the eight nights of racing is $195,000.
Further information concerning Williams Grove Speedway is available
at 717.697.5000 or at www.williamsgrove.com.  


BRIAN LEPPO RIDES THE RED ROCKET TO FIRST GROVE WIN

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Brian Leppo put his new ride, the Apple Dealershiips #12, in victory lane at Williams Grove
Speedway Friday on Auto Locator Night.
Dale Hammaker won the 20-lap limited (358 c.i.) feature.
Leppo, a rookie in sprint car competition at Williams Grove, started 6th in the 25-lap feature.
Mark Freeland set the pace for the first seven laps before T. J. Stutts took over. On the next circuit Leppo moved
into third behind Stutts and Freeland.
Leppo took second on lap sixteen and began to reel-in the leader. He used an inside move exiting the second corner
to move by Stutts, but he wasn't exactly home free since a couple of veterans were advancing to the front.
Greg Hodnett passed Stutts on lap 22 and began to close on Leppo. But the rookie was flawless in traffic and held on to
win by 1.127 seconds.
Leppo, 26, of Spring Grove, earned $3400 for his performance including a $400 bonus from Auto Locator,
Hodnett settled for second after starting 13th.
Dewease, who started 12th, finished third. Stutts fell to fourth and Mike Erdley completed the top five.
Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point leader Fred Rahmer finished sixth after starting 15th. Todd Shaffer, Chad Layton, Rick
Lafferty and Don Kreitz completed the top ten.
The non-stop feature was timed in 8:07.19.
The companion limited sprint feature also went non-stop and was timed in 7:00.47.
Hammaker started eighth and took the lead from Rusty Pressley with two laps left.
Nate Snyder took second place on the last lap.
Pressley, Cory Haas and Chad Trout completed the top five.
The super sportsman cars will join the sprint cars on June 24 at Williams Grove.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - June 17, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Brian Leppo, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Lance Dewease, 4. T. J. Stutts, 5. Mike Erdley,
6. Fred Rahmer, 7. Todd Shaffer, 8. Chad Layton, 9. Rick Lafferty, 10. Don Kreitz, Jr., 11. Jason Johnson, 12. Keith
Kauffman, 13. Stevie Smith, 14. Brook Weibley, 15. Brian Montieth, 16. Doug Esh, 17. Mark Coldren, 18. Mike Walter,
19. Mark Freeland, 20. Jac Haudenschild, 21. Niki Young, 22. Lucas Wolfe, 23. Mark Smith

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature - 20 laps - 1. Dale Hammaker, 2. Nate Snyder, 3. Rusty Pressley, 4. Cory Haas,
5. Chad Trout, 6. Alan Krimes, 7. Jason Shultz, 8. Keith Prutzman, 9. Jake Raudabaugh, 10. Pat Cannon, 11. Kevin
Nouse, 12. Billy Johns, 13. Steve Owings, 14. Matt Boland, 15. Davie Franek, 16. Brad McClelland, 17. Kevin Nagy, 18. Nate Hammaker, 19. Timmy Long, 20. Judd Shepard, 21. Stewart Smith, 22. Howie Locke, 23. Mike Lehman, 24. Jamie Schwartz


THREE DAYS OF ACTION AT WILLIAMS GROVE JUNE 17-19

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Williams Grove Speedway will be a busy place
during the weekend of June 17-19 with motorsports action scheduled every
day.
The weekend begins with a sprint car double header featuring the
Williams Grove sprint cars and the limited (358 c.i.) sprints.
The race for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass track championship involves
the top sprint car drivers on the East coast. Defending champion Fred
Rahmer, former champions Lance Dewease, Don Kreitz and Keith Kauffman
are set to take on the likes of Memphis, TN's Greg Hodnett and Eunice,
LA's Jason Johnson along with promising youngsters such as Lucas Wolfe,
T. J. Stutts and Brian Leppo.
In the 358 division only Alan Krimes has been able to win two
features this season.
An impressive list of drivers still seeking their first Williams
Grove victory of 2005 include Blane Heimbach, Nate Snyder and Frankie Herr.
Friday night's program will start at 8:00.
The remainder of the weekend belongs to the Monster Trucks.
Monster Jam Summer Heat begins with two shows on Saturday, June
18. The first starts at 2:00 and the nightcap begins at 8:00.
A third show is scheduled for Sunday at 2:00.
Free Sunday pit passes are available at area Advance Auto Parts stores.
Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster or at the speedway on
the day of the show.
Williams Grove will close the month of June with another open wheel
twin bill, this time featuring the popular super sportsman cars and the
sprint cars.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.
The next major sprint car event at the speedway is set for Friday
evening, July 1, when the Mitch Smith Memorial will be presented.
The 30-lap feature , which is the crown jewel of Cindy Rowe Auto
Glass Speedweek, will pay $10,000 to win.
There will be no support division for this event and qualifying is
scheduled to begin at 7:45.


KREITZ LIGHT -- ALL STAR VICTORY TO LANCE DEWEASE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- For the first time in the history of Williams Grove Speedway, the first car across the
line was light.
Don Kreitz, Jr., was the apparent winner of Friday night's All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car feature, but his
car came up 12 pounds under the minimum weight requirement of 1375 at the post race inspection.
That infraction gave the victory to Lance Dewease, who gladly accepted the $5000 winner's share.
Kreitz started on the front row and outdragged Brian Montieth into the first turn and while he would lead every
lap, he would have plenty of pressure from Dewease and Fred Rahmer.
Dewease started third and took second from Montieth on the second lap, then chased Kreitz throughout the
entire race.
Rahmer, who started eleventh, cracked the top five on lap five, then took fourth ten tours later. He drove by Greg Hodnett for third on lap 21, then pulled out all the stops in an effort to catch Dewease and Kreitz.
Using the whole racetrack Rahmer raced off the high cushion to drive by Dewease just as a caution flag fell with two
laps left.
On the restart Kreitz pulled away and Rahmer could never get by Dewease again. Hodnett was credited with third at
the finish.
Dale Blaney was paid for fourth after Montieth's car also failed to make weight.
Lucas Wolfe completed the top five.
Jason Johnson, Mark Smith, Mike Wagner, Todd Shaffer and Mike Erdley rounded out the top ten.
It was the 60th career Williams Grove win for Dewase, who trails only Rahmer in that category. He also cut into
Rahmer's lead in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point standings.
Heat winners included T. J. Stutts, Stevie Smith, Mark Smith and Jeff Shepard. Brian Leppo won the B-main and
Jason Johnson won the dash.
All Star champ Chad Kemenah outqualified the 42-car field with a lap of 16.771.
Williams Grove will host sprint and limited (358 c.i.) sprints on Friday, June 17, at 8:00.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finish - June 10, 2005
All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Feature - 30 laps - 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Greg Hodnett,
4. Dale Blaney, 5. Lucas Wolfe, 6. Jason Johnson, 7. Mark Smith, 8. Mike Wagner, 9. Todd Shaffer, 10. Mike Erdley,
11. Chad Layton, 12. Stevie Smith, 13. T. J. Stutts, 14. Alan Cole, 15. Chad Kemenah, 16. Randy Hannagan, 17. Eric
Crocker, 18. Mike Lutz, 19. Keith Kauffman, 20. Danny Smith, 21. Jeff Shepard, 22. Mark Coldren, 23. Don Kreitz, Jr.,
24. Brian Montieth


FIRST GROVE WIN FOR JASON JOHNSON -- 358s TO KRIMES

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Jason Johnson held off the late race charge of Don Kreitz, Jr. to win the 25-lap
sprint car feature Sunday night at Williams Grove Speedway.
Brook Weibley started alongside T. J. Stutts on the front row and took the lead at the drop of the green.
Johnson started fifth and began working his way to the front when he moved by Brian Montieth for fourth
on lap four. He took third from Rick Lafferty on the seventh tour.
Meanwhile Weibley continued to set the pace although Johnson took the runnerup spot from Stutts at the
half-way point and began to chase the leader.
While Johnson was closing on Weibley, Kreitz, who started ninth, was using his patented low line and
looking like the fastest car on the track. He took third on lap 17.
With just three tours remaining Johnson, using the low lilne through turns three and four, drove by Weibley
for the lead, but within a lap had Kreitz right behind him.
Johnson stayed low in the corners and managed to keep the four-time track champion at bay.
It was the first career win at Williams Grove for the well-travelled Eunice, Louisiana native.
The Ragin' Cajun earned $3000 for his performance.
Fred Rahmer chased Johnson and Kreitz across the line after starting 15th and maintained his lead in
the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point standings.
Weibley settled for fourth and Lance Dewease came from 10th to complete the top five ahead of Greg
Hodnett, Stutts, Jeff Shepard, Todd Shaffer and Rick Lafferty.
Alan Krimes became the first repeat winner in the limited (358 c.i.) division.
Chad Layton finished second followed by Nate Snyer, Blane Heimback and Nate Hammaker.
Sunday night's program was originally scheduled for Friday but was postponed because of rain.
The All Star sprint cars will invade Williams Grove on Friday night, June 10.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - June 5, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Jason Johnson, 2. Don Kreitz, Jr., 3. Fred Rahmer, 4. Brook Weibley,
5. Lance Dewease, 6. Greg Hodnett, 7. T. J. Stutts, 8. Jeff Shepard, 9. Todd Shaffer, 10. Rick Lafferty,
11. Keith Kauffman, 12. Lucas Wolfe, 13. Chad Layton, 14. Brian Montieth, 15. Mark Freeland, 16. Niki
Young, 17. Brent Kluge, 18. Mark Coldren, 19. Mike Erdley, 20. Brian Leppo, 21. Doug Esh, 22. Mark
Smith, Justin Collett (DNS)

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature - 20 laps - Alan Krimes, 2. Chad Layton, 3. Nate Snyder, 4. Blane
Heimbach, 5. Nate Hammaker, 6. Billy Johns, 7. Jake Raudabaugh, 8. Brad McClelland, 9. Jason Shultz,
10. Keith Prutzman, 11. Davie Franek, 12. Dale Hammaker, 13. Chad Trout, 14. Scott Geesey, 15. Denny
Gross, 16. Rusty Pressley, 17. Jeff Young, 18. Timmy Long, 19. Chad Criswell, 20. Adam Wilt, 21. Matt
Boland, 22. Kevin Nouse, 23. T. J. Stutts, 24. Judd Shepard


ALL STAR SPRINTS AT WILLIAMS GROVE JUNE 10

MECHANCSBURG, PA -- For the first time in nearly two years the All
Star Circuit of Champions will return to Williams Grove Speedway.
The only 2005 appearance of the All Star sprint cars at the Grove
is scheduled for Friday evening, June 10.
The All Star race is also part of the Diamond Series at Williams Grove.
Qualifying is set to begin at 7:45.
The Williams Grove regulars known as the Pennsylvania Posse will be
out to keep their perfect record intact against the All Stars.
No All Star car has ever won a sanctioned race at Williams Grove
Speedway.
That could change this week, however, since the All Stars have had
a strong group of racers traveling with them this season and several
teams are capable of winning at Williams Grove.
The All Stars are led by 3-time defending champion Chad Kemenah of
Fremont, Ohio.
Kemenah has been very competitive whenever his schedule has
permitted him to race with the World of Outlaws in recent years and
finished a close second to Danny Lasoski in the 2004 Knoxville Nationals.
Kemenah is coming off All Star wins in Hartford, Michigan and
Attica, Ohio.
Other recent All Star winners include Dean Jacobs of Wooster, Ohio,
Greg Wilson of Benton Ridge, Ohio, and Danny Smith of Danville, Indiana.
One All Star surely capable of winning at Williams Grove is
Holmesville, Ohio's Kenny Jacobs. The 4-time All Star champion won
twice as a Grove regular last year. Jacobs has done several stints as a
Posse member and owns 13 Williams Grove victories including the 1988
National Open, but is still seeking his first Grove victory in an All
Star car in a race sanctioned by the All Stars.
Jacobs is that organizations career win leader and is closing in on
his 100th victory.
This week's winner will earn $5000.


WILLIAMS GROVE RACES ;POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY, JUNE 5 AT 7:00

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Rain causesd Friday night's racing program at
Williams Grove Speedway to be postponed until Sunday evening, June 5.
Sprint car racing will be the featured attraction with limited
(358.c.i.) sprints also on the card.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 7:00 on Sunday evening.
Gates will open at 5:00.
Although the early season weather has hardly been ideal Williams
Grove has managed to race on ten of the last eleven scheduled dates
including the past six in succession.
Friday marked the fifth time this season that weather
prevented any racing from taking place at Williams Grove.
With sunny skies and mild temperatures forecast for Sunday,
Speedway officlals decided to move Friday night's program back two days.
The All Star Circuit of Champions will sanction the sprint car
racing at Williams Grove on Friday, June 10.


BROADCAST DATES ANNOUNCED -- SPRINTS AND LIMITEDS JUNE 3

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Sprint car racing at Williams Grove Speedway
will receive some television exposure on the national level from the
Outdoor Channel.
The most recent World of Outlaws event at Williams Grove is
scheduled for broadcast in prime time on Wednesday evening, June 8, at 8:00.
The program is scheduled for re-broadcast on Friday, June 10, at
1:00 AM and again on Saturday, June 11, at 1:00 PM.
Art Eckman will anchor the broadcast and Brad Doty will serve as
color commentator.
The World of Outlaws will return to Williams Grove July 21, 22 and
23 for the Cleveland Brothers Summer Nationals.
Reserved seats are currently on sale for the Summer Nationals and
credit card orders are accepted at 717.697.5000.
Plenty of racing is scheduled at the Grove during the month of June
beginning on Friday evening, June 3, when the limited (358 c.i.) sprints
join the sprint cars.
Four different drivers have won the four limited features run at
Williams Grove this season. Winner number five could easily emerge on
June 3 since the Grove consistently draws the largest and most
competitive 358 fields in Pennsylvania.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.
The sprint car teams will have the pit area to themselves on Friday
evening, June 10, when the All Star Circuit of Champions will sanction
the racing program.
The Grove regulars known as the Pennsylvania Posse will attempt to
keep their perfect record intact against the Midwestern invaders who
travel with the All Stars.
Qualifying is set for 7:45.
The limited (358 c.i.) sprints return on June 17 along with the
sprint cars. That will open a three-day weekend of activity which will
include the Monster Truck shows on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19.
The short month will end at Williams Grove on Friday, the 24th,
with another open wheel double header when the super sportsman cars
return along with the sprint cars.


FRIDAY NIGHT: STEVE KINSER OVER RAHMER

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Steve Kinser outran Fred Rahmer to win the 30-lap World of Outlaws sprint
car feature sponsored by Cleveland Brothers Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.
Kinser started alongside Craig Dollansky on the front row and took the lead at the start.
Rahmer charged from sixth to fourth exiting the second corner on the first lap. He took third from
Danny Lasoski on lap three and began to chase Dollansky.
The current Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point leader drove by Dollansky on lap twelve and began to steadily
reel-in the leader.
Kinser was nearly perfect rhrough turns one and two as both drivers stayed glued to the inside. In turn
four Kinser would slide across the track while Rahmer was locked down on the bottom, which would allow
Rahmer to close.
On two occasions, just as the leaders got to the backmarkers, a caution flag flew keeping them out of
traffic.
With a clear track Rahmer was never able to attempt a pass and Kinser rolled to the $12,000 victory.
It was his 37th career triumph at Williams Grove, which moved him past Bobby Allen into sole posssession
of eighth place on the all-time winners list.
Rahmer settled for second and increased his lead in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point standings.
Lasoski finished third ahead of 5-time Grove champion Lance Dewease. Dollansky completed the top five
with Kraig Kinser, the winner's son, sixth.
Daryn Pittman came from 19th to seventh and Jason Meyers charged from 25th to eighth.
Don Kreitz, Jr. and Tim Shaffer rounded out the top ten.
Heats went to Brook Tatnell, Paul McMahan, Sammy Swindell and Lucas Wolfe, Meyers won the C-main
and Brian Leppo the B. Dollansky won the dash.
K. Kinser set fast time with a lap of 17.293.
There were 47 cars in competition.
Williams Grove will host sprint cars and limited (358 c.i.) sprints on Friday, June 3, at 8:00.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finish - May 27, 2005
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Feature - 30 laps - 1. Steve Kinser, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Danny Lasoski,
4. Lance Dewease, 5. Craig Dollansky, 6. Kraig Kinser, 7. Daryn Pittman, 8. Jason Meyers, 9. Don
Kreitz, Jr., 10. Tim Shaffer, 11. Paul McMahan, 12. Mike Erdley, 13. Alan Cole, 14. Sammy Swindell,
15. Mark Smith, 16. Brian Leppo, 17. Brook Tatnell, 18. Lucas Wolfe, 19. Greg Hodnett, 20. Jason
Sides, 21. Doug Esh, 22. Donny Schatz, 23. Chad Layton, 24. Jason Johnson, 25. Travis Rilat,
26. Niki Young, 27. Keith Kauffman, 28. Brian Paulus


THURSDAY NIGHT: CRAIG DOLLANSKY SCORES FOR THE OUTLAWS

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Craig Dollansky scored his first career victory at Williams Grove Speedway
Thursday night in the 25-lap World of Outlaws sprint car feature.
After winning the Stacker 2 Dash Dollansky, who was fast all night, earned the right to start the
feature from the pole. He beat Tim Shaffer into the first corner and never looked back.
The Elk River, Minnesota, driver, currently second in the WoO point standings, had never finished
better than fourth at Williams Grove, but he emphatically changed that statistic on Thursday night.
Dollansky earned $5000 for his second qualifying night victory of the season.
Lance Dewease, who started fourth, finished second. It was the most impressive showing of the
year for the five-time Williams Grove champion.
Danny Lasoski charged from the tenth starting position to third at the finish.
Steve Kinser proved persistence pays when he finished fourth ending a difficult night for the WoO point leader.
He timed 18th fastest and seemed to have no shot at a Dash start, but the competition was so tough in
the heat races that six drivers who timed faster than Kinser failed to transfer, which put the King in the first
dash. His Dash finish allowed him to start seventh in the feature and he stole the important fourth spot
from Sammy Swindell on a 23rd lap restart.
The top four finishers locked themselves into Friday night's dash.
Don Kreitz took fifth from Swindell on the last lap. Fred Rahmer, Mark Smith, Daryn Pittman and Chad
Layton completed the top ten.
Heats for the 45 cars were won by Joey Saldana, S. Kinser, Jason Johnson and Donny Schatz. Dollansky
and Shaffer won the dashes. Travis Rilat won the C-main and Greg Hodnett won the B.
Hodnett set fast time in qualifications with a lap of 17.596, well off the track record.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finish - May 26, 2005
World of Outlaws Preliminary Night Feature - 25 laps - 1. Craig Dollansky, 2. Lance Dewease,
3. Danny Lasoski, 4. Steve Kinser, 5. Don Kreitz, Jr., 6. Sammy Swindell, 7. Fred Rahmer, 8. Mark
Smith, 9. Daryn Pittman, 10. Chad Layton, 11. Jason Meyers, 12. Brian Leppo. 13. Greg Hodnett,
14. Doug Esh, 15. Donny Schatz, 16. Paul McMahan, 17. Lucas Wolfe, 18. Jason Johnson,
19. Mike Erdley, 20. Joey Saldana, 21. Kraig Kinser, 22. Alan Cole, 23. Brook Weibley,
24. Keith Kauffman, 25. Jason Sides. 26. Tim Shaffer, 27. Kevin Swindell, 28. Tim Kaeding


WoO-POSSE RIVALRY CONTINUES MAY 26-27 AT WILLIAMS GROVE

    MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Sprint car racing's most  heralded rivalry -
the World of Outlaws versus the Pennsylvania Posse - will continue
Thursday and Friday evenings, May 26-27, at Williams Grove Speedway.
    The series began in 1979 when local driver Lynn Paxton defeated the
touring professionals.  A year later Tennessee's Sammy Swindell evened
the score with a convincing victory over the Grove regulars and the
rivalry has withstood the test of time since then.
    In addition to Swindell, five other drivers currently racing with
the Outlaws have won WoO-sanctioned races at Williams Grove Speedway.
    The most recent Outlaw winner at the Grove is Donny Schatz of Fargo,
ND.  Schatz won the Cleveland Brothers National Open last October and
collected $30,000.
    Current WoO point leader Steve Kinser of Bloomington, Indiana, leads
all drivers in Outlaw victories at Williams Grove.  Thirty-five of his
36 Grove wins have come under WoO sanction.
    Other Outlaws who have defeated the Posse members on their home turf
include Danny Lasoski of Higginsville, Missouri, Joey Saldana of
Brownsburg, Indiana, and Tim Shaffer of Aliquippa, Pa.
    WoO regular Brian Paulus has two Williams Grove wins, but none under
Outlaw sanction and Paul McMahan of Nashville once won a Gumout Series
race at the Grove.
    The home team features nine drivers with at least one WoO sanctioned
victory on their resumes.
    Jeff Shepard was the most recent local WoO winner with a victory in
Barberville, Florida, in February.
    Other Grove regulars with Outlaw wins, either full-point or
preliminary,  include Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett, Jason Johnson, Keith
Kauffman, Don Kreitz, Jr., Fred Rahmer, Todd Shaffer and Mark Smith.
    Neither side can claim New Oxford's Stevie Smith, who has been
running an independent schedule this season and has raced locally at
Williams Grove and on the road with the Outlaws.
     Qualifying will begin  at 7:45 on both May 26 and May 27.


FREDDY REALLY FAST IN GROVE OUTLAW TUNEUP

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Fred Rahmer tuned up for the May 26-27 World of Outlaws invasion
Friday night with his fourth consecutive victory in sprint car competition at Williams Grove Speedway.
Rahmer started alongside Lucas Wolfe in the 25-lap event, took the lead at the start and wired
the field en route to his 66th career triumph at Williams Grove.
The current Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point leader earned $3000 for his performance.
Wolfe was able to stay within striking distance, but was never able to mount a serious challenge
for the lead and finished 1.55 seconds off Rahmer's pace. It was the best finish of the season for the
Cumberland Valley High School senior.
Keith Kauffman took third from Brian Leppo on the 22nd lap, but was unable to close on the leaders.
Mark Smith claimed fourth on the last lap and Leppo completed the top five.
Mike Erdley, T. J. Stutts, Alan Cole, Lance Dewease and Greg Hodnett finished in positions six
through ten respectively.
Rahmer's victory lane comments echoed the sentiments of veteran speedway observers who had
never seen the venerable half-mile faster than it was on Friday night.
Track records fell at the five and ten laps marks. Kauffman set fast time in qualifications with a run
of 16.296, the quickest lap of the season at Williams Grove.
Rick Lafferty broke Donny Schatz's five-lap record with a time of 1:22.77 and Niki Young bumped
Wolfe from the record book with a 10-lap run of 2:46.38 in winning the first heat.
Dewease and Hodnett also won sprint car heats.
Rahmer became the first driver to win four straight at Williams Grove since Dewease did it in 1994.
Davie Franek won the 20-lap limited (358 c.i.) sprint car feature.
Cory Haas finished second ahead of Adam Wilt, Keith Prutzman and Jake Raudabaugh.
Limited heats went to Stewart Smith, Mike Lehman, Franek and John Westbrook.
Haas and Pat Cannon won the consolation races.
Qualifying will begin at 7:45 on both May 26 and 27.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - May 20, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Lucas Wolfe, 3. Keith Kauffman, 4. Mark Smith,
5. Brian Leppo, 6. Mike Erdley, 7. T. J. Stutts, 8. Alan Cole, 9. Lance Dewease, 10. Greg Hodnett,
11. Brook Weibley, 12. Brian Montieth, 13. Niki Young, 14. Todd Shaffer, 15. Doug Esh, 16. Jason
Johnson, 17. Mark Coldren, 18. Don Kreitz, Jr., 19. Jeff Shepard, 20. Brent Kluge, 21. Rick Lafferty,
22. Chad Layton, 23. Mark Freeland, 24. Kyle Pruitt

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature - 1. Davie Franek, 2. Cory Haas, 3. Adam Wilt, 4. Keith
Prutzman, 5. Jake Raudabaugh, 6. Pat Cannon, 7. Chad Trout, 8. Alan Krimes, 9. Brad McClelland,
10. Frankie Herr, 11. Scott Ausherman, 12. Jason Shultz, 13. Tim Higgins, 14. Denny Gross,
15. Chad Layton, 16. Mike Lehman, 17. Nate Hammaker, 18. Rusty Pressley, 19. Stewart Smith,
20. Danny Massey, 21. Matt Boland, 22. Timmy Long, 23. John Westbrook, 24. Blane Heimbach


KINSER-RAHMER SHOWDOWN AT THE GROVE MAY 26-27

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Sprint car racing's two most prolific winners
will clash at Williams Grove Speedway when the World of Outlaws
sanctions a two-day event on Thursday and Friday evening, May 26-27.
Steve Kinser and Fred Rahmer are once again dominating their
respective circuits and are once again headed for a showdown at Williams
Grove.
Although the Outlaw tour has been very competitive this year with
eleven different drivers winning features through May 11, Kinser's six
victories doubles the total of his closest competitors.
Kinser, 50, of Bloomington, Indiana, is seeking his 20th World of
Outlaws championship and is already holding a commanding lead in the
point standings.
His record at Williams Grove over the years has been remarkable.
He owns 36 victories at this historic speedway, which places him 8th on
the track's all-time sprint car win list. That is quite an
accomplishment since he has never been a weekly competitor at the Grove.
Rahmer is the speedway's career win leader and notched his 64th
triumph on May 6. He had won three of the season's first seven races at
Williams Grove and is currently leading the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point
standings while seeking an unprecedented sixth track championship.
As of May 11, Rahmer led the nation with nine winged sprint car
victories overall in 2005. Kinser was second.
At least 40 other drivers are expected to battle for the $12,000
winner's share on May 27, but it could well come down to the leader of
the Pennsylvania Posse and the King of the Outlaws.
Some reserved seats are still available and credit card orders are
accepted at 717.697.5000.
Williams Grove will host an Outlaw Tune-up Night on Friday, May
20. Time trials are scheduled to begin at 7:45 and the limited (358
c.i.) sprints are also on the card.


NUMBER 65 FOR RAHMER -- MIDGETS TO STEVE BUCKWALTER

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Fred Rahmer rolled to his 65th career victory Friday night in the 25-lap
sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway.
Rookie Brent Kluge took the lead at the start and set the pace while Rahmer was working his way
through the pack from the 15th starting spot.
Rahmer cracked the top five by lap ten. He got by Mike Erdley for third on lap; eleven, but a battle
for the lead was raging in front of him.
Chad Layton, who started 5th, took the lead from Kluge at the halfway point. Rahmer moved by
Kluge one lap later and began to chase Layton.
A caution with six laps remaining gave Rahmer the opportunity he needed.
On the restart Rahmer ducked to the inside in turn one and slid in front of Layton. Once in front
he pulled away to win by 1.35 seconds over Layton.
The victory, worth $3000, was the third in as many weeks for the 47-year old pro from Salfordville,
who also increased his lead in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point standings.
Layton, the defending lilmited sprint champ, turned in his best effort of the season with his
runnerup finish.
Greg Hodnett, who started eleventh, finished a solid third. Doug Esh came from tenth to fourth and
Lance Dewease completed the top five.
Jason Johnson, Erdley, Todd Shaffer, Rick Lafferty and Don Kreitz, Jr., finished in positions six through
ten respectively.
Sprint heats were won by T. J. Stutts, Kluge and Mark Coldren. Shaffer won the consolation race.
Steve Buckwalter won the 20-lap ARDC midget feature. He started 11th and took the lead when Lance
Dewease was a victim of mechanical problems with two laps left. Mike Miller, Ray Bull, Andy Martin and
Ed Stimely, Jr. completed the top five.
Frank Polimeda and Bull won the midget heats.
The sprint cars will be joined by the limnited (358 c.i.) sprints on May 20. Qualifying is scheduled to
begin at 7:45.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - May 13, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Chad Layton, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Doug
Esh, 5. Lance Dewease, 6. Jason Johnson, 7. Mike Erdley, 8. Todd Shaffer, 9. Rick Lafferty,
10. Don Kreitz, Jr., 11. Mark Smith, 12. Niki Young, 13. Brent Kluge, 14. Keith Kauffman,
15. T. J. Stutts, 16. Justin Collett, 17. Brian Leppo, 18. Chris Knopp, 19. Kyle Pruitt, 20. Lucas
Wolfe, 21. Mark Coldren, 22. Mark Freeland, 23. Jeff Shepard, 24. Brook Weibley

ARDC Midget Feature - 20 laps - 1. Steve Buckwalter, 2. Mike Miller, 3. Ray Bull, 4. Andy
Martin, 5. Ed Stimely, Jr., 6. Michele Miller, 7. Dave Shirk, 8. Frank Polimeda, 9. Steve Lenig,
10. Eric Heydenreich, 11. Scott Zipp, 12. Lance Dewease, 13. Lew Blair, 14. Billy Courtwright,
15. Corey Becker, 16. Ted Schmid, 17. Tracey Miller, 18. Mike Krause, 19. Donnie Trent,
20. Buddy Baker, 21. Jim Jackson


TAPE DELAYED TV FOR GROVE RACES -- SPRINTS AND MIDGETS MAY 13

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Sprint car racing at Williams Grove Speedway
will once again receive national exposure this year with three major
races to be televised.
When the World of Outlaws return to Williams Grove on Thursday and
Friday evenings, May 26-27, the production crews of the Outdoor Channel
will be taping all of the action.
The Outdoor Channel headquartered in Temecula, California, presents
a variety of programming focusing on traditional outdoor sports such as
hunting, fishing and motorsports.
Each Wednesday night from 8:00-9:00 the Outdoor Channel broadcasts
sprint car racing from many of the top speedways on the World of Outlaws
schedule and three of the 35 scheduled broadcasts will feature racing
from Williams Grove.
In addition to the May 26-27 event, the Outdoor Channel will return
to tape the Summer Nationals from July 21-23 and the National Open on
September 30-October 1.
The sprint car races are rebroadcast each Friday at 1:00 A.M. and
Saturday at 1:00 P.M.
Art Eckman anchors the broadcasts and Hall of Fame driver Brad
Doty handles the expert analysis.
Broadcast dates for the Williams Grove races will be released
shortly.
Reserved seats still remain for all seven nights of World of
Outlaws racing at the Grove. Credit card orders are accepted at
717.697.5000.
Plenty of racing is still on tap at Williams Grove prior to the May
26-27 Outlaw invasion.
The midget race cars of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC)
will join the sprint cars on Friday the 13th.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.
On May 20 an Outlaw Tune-up night is scheduled with sprint car time
trials beginning at 7:45.
The limited (358 c.i.) sprints will also be on the card.


RAHMER OUTRUNS SHEPARD -- 358s TO ALAN KRIMES

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Fred Rahmer nipped Jeff Shepard by 49 hundredths of a second
to win the 25-lap sprint car feature Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.
Alan Krimes won the 20-lap feature for limited (358 c.i.) sprints.
T. J. Stutts led the first three laps of the sprint main, while Rahmer was flying through the
pack. The current Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point leader charged from the 12th starting position to
third by lap two.
Shepard took the lead from Stutts on lap four and Rahmer followed him.
With a clear track, however, Shepard was faster and quickly opened a lead over Rahmer.
Traffic slowed Shepard during the middle stages and allowed Rahmer to close.
Rahmer made his move on the inside exiting turn two on lap 17 and drove away from Shepard
on the backstretch.
Shepard refused to concede and stayed within striking distance, but was not able to make a
serious bid for the lead.
Rahmer earned $3000 for his third win of the season and his second in succession.
It was also his 64th career victory at Williams Grove and he leads all drivers in that category.
Shepard settled for second in his best effort of the season.
Jason Johnson finished third after starting fifth. Don Kreitz, Jr. came from eighth to fourth and
Greg Hodnett completed the top five after starting eleventh.
Mark Smith, Lance Dewease, Doug Esh, Rick Lafferty and Keith Kauffman finished in positions
six through ten respectively.
Sprint heats were won by Brian Montieth, Esh and Shepard, Lucas Wolfe won the consolation
race.
Krimes took the lead from Judd Shepard on lap 16 and went on to score his first victory in limited
(358 c.i.) sprint competition.
Blane Heimbach finished second followed by Cory Haas, Shepard and Pat Cannon.
Nate Snyder and Kevin Nagy won the consolation races.
The ARDC midgets will join the sprint cars on Friday the 13th at Williams Grove.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - May 6, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Jeff Shepard, 3. Jason Johnson,
4. Don Kreitz, Jr., 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Mark Smith, 7. Lance Dewease, 8. Doug Esh, 9. Rick
Lafferty, 10. Keith Kauffman, 11. Mike Erdley, 12. Brian Montieth, 13. Brook Weibley,
14. Jesse Hockett, 15. T. J. Stutts, 16. Todd Shaffer, 17. Justin Collett, 18. Niki Young,
19. Rich Eichelberger, 20. Brian Leppo, 21. Kyle Pruitt, 22. Chad Layton, 23. Mark Coldren,
24. Lucas Wolfe

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature - 20 laps - 1. Alan Krimes, 2. Blane Heimbach, 3. Cory
Haas, 4. Judd Shepard, 5. Pat Cannon, 6. Chad Layton, 7. Chad Criswell, 8. Brian Buckwalter,
9. Rusty Pressley, 10. Keith Prutzman, 11. Adrian Shaffer, 12. Donnie Beaver, 13. Billy Johns,
14. Nate Snyder, 15. Davie Franek, 16. Tim Higgins, 17. Scott Geesey, 18. Dale Hammaker,
19. Kevin Nagy, 20. John Westbrook, 21. Todd Rittenhouse, Jr., 22. Jamie Schwartz, 23. Frankie
Herr, 24. Mike Lehman


WORLD OF OUTLAWS HEADLINE MAY RACING AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- A two-day visit by the World of Outlaws will
highlight a month of open wheel racing at Williams Grove Speedway.
Racing begins this Friday evening, May 6, with a sprint car double
header featuring the top drivers in the East who compete regularly in
the Grove's sprint car division. They will be joined this week by the
limited (358 c.i.) sprints.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.
On Friday the 13th the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) will
sanction a night of midget racing at Williams Grove.
The Williams Grove sprint cars as usual will be the main attraction.
The Grove regulars will have an opportunity to prepare for the
season's first Outlaw invasion with a WoO tuneup on May 20.
The lineups willl be determined by time trials on May 20 to allow
the local drivers to dial-in their cars for qualifying when the Outlaws
come to town on May 26-27.
The rivalry between the Outlaws and the local drivers known as the
Pennsylvania Posse has been as intense as ever over the past three
years. Counting preliminary night features Outlaw drivers lead the
Posse 9-7 in WoO races run at Williams Grove since 2002.
Last year, however, the Posse held a 4-2 edge over the travelers.
Six different drivers won the six WoO races run at Williams Grove
in 2004.
Local drivers Fred Rahmer, Don Kreitz, Jr., Lance Dewease and Mark
Smith defeated the Outlaws last season.
Danny Lasoski of Dover, Missouri and Donny Schatz of Fargo, North
Dakota scored for the invaders.
Schatz won the Cleveland Brothers National Open in October and
earned $30,000, the richest payoff of the season at Williams Grove.
The Outlaws will also be at Williams Grove from July 21-23 for the
Summer Nationals and again on September 30 and October 1 for the
National Open.
Reserved seats for all seven nights of World of Outlaws racing are
on sale at the speedway office. Credit card order are accepted at
717.697.5000.


SPRING CLASSIC TO RAHMER -- JASON SHULTZ TOPS 358s

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Fred Rahmer had won 62 sprint car races at Williams Grove
Speedway but surprisingly had never won the 30-lap Spring Championship.
Until Friday night.
The $6000 victory in this early season race, which has been run annually since 1983, threatened to elude
Rahmer again after he lost his brakes on the 10th lap, but the defending Cindy Rowe Auto Glass champion
and current point leader refused to concede and rolled to his second win of the season at Williams Grove.
Rahmer started seventh and cracked the top five on the first lap. By lap five he had moved into the
runnerup spot and began to close on Niki Young, who had led from the outset.
Rahmer drove by Young on the next tour and immediately began to stretch his lead over the field.
Todd Shaffer moved into second on lap seven but could not close on the leader until Rahmer caught
traffic on lap 26. Without brakes Rahmer was strugging and Shaffer wiped out his lead immediately.
He was in a position to make a pass with two laps left just as a caution came out.
With a clear track and no need for brakes Rahmer pulled away on the restart. One lap later Shaffer's
fine run ended with a flat tire.
Niki Young took over the runnerup spot behind Rahmer and earned $4000. Todd Hestor claimed
third with Mark Smith fourth and Greg Hodnett fifth.
Lucas Wolfe, Rick Lafferty and Alan Cole followed. Lance Dewease, who started 23rd, finished 9th
and Doug Esh completed the top ten.
Sprint heats went to Jason Johnson, Mike Erdley and Rahmer, Hestor won the consolation race.
Keith Kauffman set fast time with a lap of 16.645.
Jason Shultz won the 20-lap limited (358 c.i.) sprint feature. He started fourth and took the lead
from Dale Hammaiker on the eleventh lap.
Hammaker, Adrian Shaffer, Chad Trout and Jake Raudabaugh completed the top five.
Heat winners were Hammaker, Mike Lehman, Chad Layton and Raudabaugh. Consolation
races went to Tim Higgins and Danny Massey, Williams Grove will host sprint cars and 358s on May 6.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - April 29, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 30 laps - 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Niki Young, 3. Todd Hestor, 4. Mark Smith,
5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Lucas Wolfe, 7. Rick Lafferty, 8. Alan Cole, 9. Lance Dewease, 10. Doug
Esh, 11. Chad Layton, 12. Mike Erdley, 13. Erin Crocker, 14. Josh Wells, 15. Todd Shaffer,
16. Jason Johnson, 17. Don Kreitz, Jr., 18. Brian Montieth, 19. Chris Knopp, 20. Kyle Pruitt,
21. Rich Eichelberger, 22. Brian Leppo, 23. Keith Kauffman, 24. Mike Lutz

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature - 20 laps - 1. Jason Shultz, 2. Dale Hammaker, 3. Adrian
Shaffer, 4. Chad Trout, 5. Jake Raudabaugh, 6. Frankie Herr, 7. Pat Cannon, 8. Cory Haas,
9. Alan Krimes, 10. Brad McClelland, 11. Blane Heimbach, 12. Nate Snyder, 13. Billy Johns,
14. Danny Massey, 15. Donnie Beaver, 16. Steve Buckwalter, 17. Rusty Pressley, 18. Kevin
Nagy, 19. Nate Hammaker, 20. Scott Geesey, 21. Keith Prutzman, 22. Tim Higgins, 23. Chad
Layton, 24. Mike Lehman


WEATHER STOPS WILLIAMS GROVE-- SPRING CLASSIC APRIL 29

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Inclement weather forced cancellation of Friday
night's racing program of sprint car racing at Williams Grove Speedway.
The Pennsylvania 305 sprints had also been scheduled to compete on
Friday night.
There is no rain date for the April 22 event.
The Spring Classic, a 30-lap sprint car feature carrying a purse of
nearly $30,000, is coming up on Friday night, April 29.
The limited (358 c.i.) sprints will also be on the card.
Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 7:45.
The Pennsylvania 305s will return to Williams Grove on Friday
evening, July 29.
Although Williams Grove has had four weather-related cancellations
thus far in 2005, five programs have been completed in the sprint car
division and five different drivers have graced victory lane.
The sprint car winners include Fred Rahmer, Todd Shaffer, Justin
Collett, Mark Smith and Keith Kauffman.
Competition has been at an all-time high through the early season.
No less than 18 different drivers have filled a possible 25 top-five
finishing positions through the first five races.
Shaffer, Greg Hodnett and Jeff Shepard have been in the top five
three times. Rahmer is the only other driver with more than one top five finish.
The Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point standings are as follows:

1. 88 TODD SHAFFER 1115
2. 88H FRED RAHMER 1040
3. 30 DOUG ESH 1020
4. 77 GREG HODNETT 1005
5. 25 LANCE DEWEASE 930
6. 69K DON KREITZ JR. 880
7. 71 BRIAN LEPPO 860
8. U1 CHAD LAYTON 855
9. 12 JEFF SHEPARD 850
10. 5W LUCAS WOLFE 800
7 KEITH KAUFFMAN 800
12. 1 MARK SMITH 790
13. 11 MIKE ERDLEY 780
14. 22 JASON JOHNSON 770
15. 10N NIKI YOUNG 765
16. 7M TODD HESTOR 680
17. 17B MARK FREELAND 670
. 69 JUSTIN COLLETT 670
19. 21K KYLE PRUITT 650
20. 29K BRENT KLUGE 610


SCHEDULE CHANGES AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- A rained out late model feature has led to two
schedule changes at Williams Grove Speedway.
With all events completed except the late model feature on March
25, a steady rain forced speedway officials to postpone the race. Since
the late models were not scheduled again this year a return date had to
be created because the competitors were owed a feature race.
The decision was made to schedule a complete late model program
including qualifying races and a 20-lap feature along with the rained
out feature on Friday night, August 12.
Sprint car racing will also be part of the August 12 program.
The limited (358 c.i.) sprints were originally scheduled to join
the sprint cars on August 12, however, with the addition of the late
models the 358s had to be dropped from the card.
Since this division already lost its March 20 date to the weather
simply dropping them on August 12 would not have been fair to the
competitors, who have been very supportive of Williams Grove Speedway
over the years.
With that in mind the limiteds have been added to the April 29
program.
April 29 will feature the Spring Classic for sprint cars and had
originally been a stand alone event for the Grove's premier division.
The addition of a support class will give the race fans a bonus
attraction and return at least one of the lost dates for the limited
(358 c.i.) teams.
Time trials for the Spring Classic, which will pay $6000 to win,
will begin at 7:45.
On Friday evening, April 22, the Pennsylvania 305 sprints will join
the Williams Grove sprint cars.
The 305s raced at Williams Grove for the first time in 2004 and
proved to be a popular addition.
The first heat is scheduled to begin at 8:00 on April 22.
The April 29 Spring Classic will offer points for the Cindy Rowe
Auto Glass track championship and also the Diamond Series. The Diamond
Series is a series within a series offering a separate payoff to the top
drivers at season's end.
More information concerning Williams Grove Speedway is available at
www.williamsgrove.com.


NUMBER 49 FOR KAUFFMAN -- PAT CANNON REPEATS IN SPORTSMAN CLASS

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Keith Kauffman still knows the fast way around
Williams Grove Speedway and he proved it Friday night with a victory in the 25-lap
sprint car feature.
Pat Cannon won the 20-lap main event for the super sportsman cars.
Kauffman started alongside Mark Coldren on the front row and took the lead
at the start.
Grove rookie Brian Leppo, who started fourth, took second from Coldren on the
fourth lap and began to chase Kauffman.
Meanwhile Greg Hodnett was coming from tenth to make it a three car race
for the lead.
Leppo may have had the fastest car on the track and moved to within striking
distance, but Kauffman never faltered and went on to score his 49th career victory
at Williams Grove.
The 54-year old veteran earned $3000 for his effort.
Leppo settled for second with Hodnett third.
Jeff Shepard finished fourth ahead of Todd Shaffer, who came from 18th starting
position.
Shaffer reclaimed the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point lead from Fred Rahmer, who
was involved in a first lap crash and was credited with a 20th place finish.
Chad Layton, Don Kreitz, Jr., Mark Coldren, Lance Dewease and Mike Erdley
finished in positions six through ten respectively.
Sprint heats were won by Coldren, Leppo and Kauffman.
Pat Cannon drew the pole in the sportsman feature and led every lap, but
it was not an easy victory since he had to hold off first Frankie Herr and then
Danny Hager.
Hager took second from Herr on the 19th lap.
Herr. Russ Mitten and Steve Cannon completed the top five.
The victory made Pat Cannon two for two in 2005 at Williams Grove.
Sportsman heats went to Herr, Perigo and Rich Eichelberger. Jason Fry
won the consolation race.
The Pennsylvania 305s will join the sprint cars at Williams Grove on April 22.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - April 15, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Keith Kauffman, 2. Brian Leppo, 3. Greg
Hodnett, 4. Jeff Shepard, 5. Todd Shaffer, 6. Chad Layton, 7. Don Kreitz, Jr.,
8. Mark Coldren, 9. Lance Dewease, 10. Mike Erdley, 11. Doug Esh, 12. Kyle
Pruitt, 13. Brian Montieth, 14. Jason Johnson, 15. Justin Collett, 16. Mark
Freeland, 17. Matt Boland, 18. Niki Young, 19. Mark Smith, 20. Fred Rahmer,
21. Brent Kluge, 22. Lucas Wolfe ( Rick Lafferty and T. J. Stutts did not start)

Super Sportsman Feature - 20 laps - 1. Pat Cannon, 2. Danny Hager,
3. Frankie Herr, 4. Russ Mitten, 5. Steve Cannon, 6. Carmen Perigo, Jr.,
7. Paul Troutman, 8. Smokey Snellbaker, 9. Dave Berkheimer, 10. Steve Wilbur,
11. Scott Ausherman, 12. Billy Schoffstall, 13. Ryan Rupp, 14. Richie Hartman,
15. Leroy Martin, 16. Ken Carberry, 17. Scott Dellinger, 18. Jason Fry,
19. Gregg Foster, 20. Mark Zimmerman, 21. Brian Boughter, 22. Gerry Strawser,
23. Jerry Wolfe, 24. Rich Eichelberger


PAT CANNON TOP SPORTSMAN THREAT ON APRIL 15

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- When the super sportsman cars return to
Williams Grove Speedway on Friday evening, April 15, Pat Cannon will
certainly be one of the favorites.
The New Jersey native currently residing in Mechanicsburg won the
feature on March 25, which was the only appearance by the sportsman
division at Williams Grove to date in 2005.
The victory was the fourth for Cannon since he scored his career
first at the Grove in August of 2001. Four victories during that period
might not sound all that impressive until one considers that no other
sportsman driver has been able to repeat during that period.
Because stringent rules make the division affordable the
competition is very close and few drivers have ever been able to dominate.
From August 15, 2001, the night Cannon won his first, until March
25 of this year, ten other drivers won sportsman features. They include
Jim Shuttlesworth, Dave Calaman, Steve Wilbur, Bob Howard, Paul
Troutman, Danny Hager, J. R. Fry, Rich Eichelberger, Dale Hammaker and
Steve Cannon.
No driver has been able to win two sportsman features in a single
season at Williams Grove since Mark Smith did it in 2000.
Smith is currently one of the top drivers in the Grove's sprint car
division.
The sprint cars will once again be the featured attraction on April
15 as the race for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass championship continues.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.
The sprint car teams will be gearing up for the Spring Classic
coming up on April 29.
That race will carry a total purse of nearly $30,000 with $6000
going to the winner of the 30-lap feature and $450 being offered just to
qualify for the 24-car field.


MARK SMITH AND CHAD LAYTON WIN AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Mark Smith scored an impressive victory in the
25-lap sprint car feature Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway and Chad
Layton won the 20-lap limited 358 c.i. sprint car feature.
Keith Kauffman started on the pole in the sprint car main event and set the
early pace.
Brent Kluge was able to hold off Smith, who started fourth, for the runnerup
spot until lap four when the Tower City resident broke free and began to reel-in
the leader.
Smith caught Kauffman entering the first corner on lap 17, ducked to the
inside and slid into the lead exiting the second corner.
With eight laps left Smith was hardly home free since Don Kreitz, Jr. was
closing fast. Kreitz drove by Kauffman on the 20th tour, but would never get
close enough to challenge Smith, who was flawless in traffic during the
closing stages.
Smith earned $3000 for his third career victory and first of the season at
Williams Grove.
Kreitz settled for second in his best effort of the young season.
Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett and Jeff Shepard were advancing with each
lap during the late stages of the race and finished in positions three through five
respectively.
Dewease started ninth, Hodnett eleventh and Shepard 16th.
Kauffman faded to sixth at the finish ahead of Fred Rahmer, Todd Shaffer,
Chad Layton and Doug Esh.
Sprint heats were won by Kreitz, Smith and Brian Leppo. Niki Young won
the consolation race.
Layton started third and out-dueled Cory Has to score his 13th career
win in the limited 358 c.i. division. It also marked his 50th career win overall.
Haas. Brad McClelland, Chad Trout and Mike Lehman completed the top
five.
Limited heats went to Lehman, Adrian Shaffer, Layton and Scott Geesey.
Blane Heimbach and Jason Shultz won the consolation races.
The sportsman cars will join the sprint cars on April 15 at Williams Grove.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finishes - April 8, 2005

Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Mark Smith, 2. Don Kreitz, Jr., 3. Lance Dewease,
4. Greg Hodnett, 5. Jeff Shepard, 6. Keith Kauffman, 7. Fred Rahmer, 8. Todd
Shaffer, 9. Chad Layton, 10. Doug Esh, 11. Jason Johnson, 12. Brent Kluge,
13. Todd Hestor, 14. Lucas Wolfe, 15. Niki Young, 16. Mike Erdley, 17. Rich
Eichelberger, 18. Dave Ely, 19. Justin Collett, 20. Mark Freeland, 21. Kyle Pruitt,
22. Mark Coldren, 23. Brian Leppo, 24. Rick Lafferty

Limited (358 c.i.) Sprint Car Feature - 20 laps - 1. Chad Layton, 2. Cory Haas,
3. Brad McClelland, 4. Chad Trout, 5. Mike Lehman, 6. Davie Franek, 7. Nate
Snyder, 8. Justin Zimmerman, 9. Blane Heimbach, 10. Danny Massey, 11. Jason
Shultz, 12. Keith Prutzman, 13. Dale Hammaker, 14. Billy Johns, 15. Travis
Keeney, 16. Matt Boland, 17. Rusty Pressley, 18. Randy West. 19. Nate
Hammaker, 20. Tony Smolenyak, 21. Frankie Herr, 22. Adrian Shafffer,
23. Scott Geesey, 24. Jake Raudabaugh


WILLIAMS GROVE WILL USE SUNDAY APRIL 10 AS RAIN DATE IF NECESSARY

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- In case of inclement weather on Friday, April
8, a rain date for the sprint car and limited (358 c.i.) sprint races
has been set for Williams Grove Speedway.
If Friday night's program cannot be run because of weather
conditions it will be rescheduled for Sunday evening, April 10, at 6:00.
Friday night's racing is scheduled for an 8:00 start.
There are no conflicts at any area speedways this Sunday with
either the sprint or limited divisions as far as actual racing is concerned.
Rain dates will be announced throughout the season at Williams
Grove, but every attempt will be made to avoid conflicts with other races.
Because of the consistently inclement early season weather,
Williams Grove officials feel the race fans and race teams will welcome
a second opportunity to get to the speedway.
After losing three programs to the weather already this season the
Grove conquered the elements last Friday. Almost.
The sprint feature was ready to begin before 9:30 on April 1 before
several brief rain delays held up the proceedings.
Shortly after Justin Collett scored an upset victory in the main
event, the rain began to fall again forcing the 19-year old welder from
Townsend, Delaware, to do his first ever post race interview from the
shelter of the press box.
The rain continued in earnest forcing the late model feature to be
postponed.
The late models have been rescheduled for Friday night, August 12,
at which time the April 1 feature will be run along with a complete
program of qualifying races and another feature.
Speedway officials are hoping for a break with the weather on
Friday, April 8, but the Sunday rain date will give everyone a second
chance at least for this week.


TODD SHAFFER FAST AGAIN AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- After just two races had been completed at
Williams Grove Speedway this season, one thing was crystal clear: Todd
Shaffer was back.
After shortening his schedule last year, 2004 proved to be the
least productive season in recent memory for the 43-year old
Millerstown resident. He managed just three top five finishes, his
lowest total since 1991 and was shut out of victory lane at Williams
Grove for the first time in twelve years.
Shaffer put last year's problems behind him and turned in an
impressive performance on Opening Day with a strong third place finish
behind Fred Rahmer and Doug Esh.
But his speed on the daytime surface was just a hint of what was to
come when the Grove switched to Friday night racing on March 25.
Shaffer waited until the last lap to slingshot past Greg Hodnett on
the back stretch en route to his first Williams Grove win since April
20, 2003.
After the first two races of the '05 season, Todd Shaffer was the
only driver with two top-five finishes and was leading the Cindy Rowe
Auto Glass point standings.
Victories and championships are nothing new for Shaffer. His win
on March 25 was the 31st of his career. Only ten drivers have won more
sprint car races at Williams Grove since that division first appeared at
the speedway in 1939. And seven of those drivers are in the National
Sprint Car Hall of Fame.
That's fast company for the former track champion. Shaffer whose
title run came in 1995, is the only driver to interrupt the championship
domination by Fred Rahmer and Lance Dewease. Those two have accounted
for ten of the last eleven track titles.
Shaffer, Rahmer and Dewease along with former champions Don Kreitz,
Jr. and Keith Kauffman are expected to be in competition on April 8 when
the sprint cars are joined by the limited (358 c.i.) sprints at Williams
Grove.The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.


IT'S NO APRIL FOOLS JOKE -- JUSTIN COLLETT WINS AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Justin Collett outran Fred Rahmer to score an
upset victory in the 25-lap sprint car feature Friday night at Williams Grove
Speedway.
Collett started sixth in a talent-laden field and moved into third on the first lap
as Don Kreitz took the early lead.
Kreitz, who started on the pole, set the pace with Stevie Smith second until
Collett took the runnerup spot on lap five.
Meanwhile Fred Rahmer was on the move. After starting 22nd Rahmer cracked
the top five on lap seven. He took third place from Smith on lap nine and began to
chase Kreitz and Collett.
Kreitz appeared to be home free until Brian Leppo's car dropped oil on the
racetrack in front of the leader. Kreitz spun in the oil handing the lead to Collett.
With four laps remaining Collett, a 19-year old rookie from Townsend, Delaware,
had never won a sprint car feature anywhere. Rahmer was seeking his 63rd Williams
Grove win.
On the restart, however, Collett pulled away to win by 2.28 seconds and collect
$3000 for his performance.
Rahmer settled for second and regained the lead in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass
point standings.
Kevin Nouse finished third and Mike Erdley was fourth. Dave Ely, who started
17th, completed the top five.
Niki Young, Doug Esh, S. Smith, Todd Hestor and Rich Eichelberger
finished in positions six through ten respectively.
Sprint heats were won by Keith Kauffman, Kreitz and S. Smith.
Jason Johnson won a star-studded consolation race in which drivers such as Lance
Dewease and Jeff Shepard failed to crack the top six.
The late model feature was rained out and rescheduled for August 12.
Late model heats went to D. J. Myers, Jim Bernheisel and Scott Haus. Jeff Rines
won the consolation race.
The limited (358 c.i.) sprints will join the sprint cars at Williams Grove on April 8.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finish - April 1, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Justin Collett, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Kevin Nouse,
4. Mike Erdley, 5. Dave Ely, 6. Niki Young, 7. Doug Esh, 8. Stevie Smith,
9. Todd Hestor, 10. Rich Eichelberger, 11. Mark Freeland, 12. Don Kreitz, Jr.,
13. Kyle Pruitt, 14. Brian Leppo, 15. Todd Shaffer, 16. Chad Layton, 17. Mark
Smith, 18. Greg Hodnett, 19. Jason Johnson, 20. Rick Lafferty, 21. Josh Wells,
22. Lucas Wolfe, 23. Eric Stambaugh


JUST IN CASE: SUNDAY RAIN DATE THIS WEEK AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- With the uncertainty of early spring weather
threatening to further disrupt Williams Grove Speedway's racing schedule
owner/promoter Morgan Hughes has announced a rain date for the Friday,
April 1, racing program of sprint cars and late models.
In the event that weather conditions would prevent the April 1
program from being run as scheduled, Sunday evening, April 3, will be
used as a rain date.
Friday night's program is scheduled to start at 8:00, however, if
the Sunday rain date is used, racing will then begin at 6:00 on April 3.
After losing three of the first five programs to the weather Hughes
and his staff are willing to test the concept of a rain date at least
for this week.
There are no conflicts with other area speedways for either the
sprints or late models on April 3.
In the future rain dates may be announced on a week-to-week basis.
The schedules of other speedways will be checked to avoid conflict
before any Sunday evening rain dates are announced.
"Hopefully the April 1 race willl go on as scheduled, but a Sunday
rain date is now in place for this week - just in case it's needed,"
Hughes said.
In 2003 13 of the first 15 scheduled dates were lost to the
weather, so track officials are weighing their options in the event of
another wet spring.
A Sunday rain date was used twice in 2003, so the concept is not new.
Last year eleven of the first 15 sprint car races went off as
scheduled, so there was no real need to consider rain dates.
This week, however, Williams Grove will have a second opportunity
to present racing in case of inclement weather Friday.
And that's no April Fool's joke.


SPRINTS AND LATE MODELS ON APRIL 1 AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Stock car racing is coming to Williams Grove
Speedway on Friday night, April1.
And that's no April Fool's joke.
This historic half-mile clay speedway long known for sprint car
racing will indeed host the powerful late model stock cars on April 1
with the first heat scheduled to start at 8:00.
Of course, the Grove's sprint cars will also be on the card as the
race for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass track championship
continues.
It's April. It's spring. The Friday night schedule has begun. And
Williams Grove officials are hoping for spring-like weather this month.
April will be a month of diversity at the Mechanicsburg speedway.
Five different classes of racecars will compete beginning with the
sprint/late model double bill.
This will be the only appearance by the late models at Williams
Grove this season.
The remainder of the month is filled with open wheel racing
beginning with a twin bill on April 8 when the 358 c.i. powered sprints
will join the sprint cars.
This will be the season's first appearance for the 358s since rain
washed out their March 20 date.
On April 15 the popular super sportsman division returns along with
the sprint cars.
The fourth different class of racecars in as many weeks will share
the pit area with the sprint cars on April 22 when the 305 c.i. sprints
make their first start of the season at Williams Grove.
The month will conclude on April 29 with the running of the Spring
Classic for sprint cars.
There will be no support division for the season's first extra
distance, extra purse event, which will also be the first leg of this
year's Diamond Series.


TODD SHAFFER STILL MR. EXCITEMENT AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Todd Shaffer executed a thrilling last lap pass of
Greg Hodnett and went on to win the 25-lap sprint car feature Friday night at
Williams Grove Speedway.
The luck of the draw allowed Hodnett to start on the pole and the Memphis
native looked intent on leading every lap.
Shaffer started third and drove by Brent Kluge immediately, but lost a spot
to Fred Rahmer on the first lap.
While Hodnett was setting the pace Shaffer passed Rahmer on the 6th lap and
began to chase the leader.
Despite several red flag periods Hodnett held sway. Shaffer and Lucas Wolfe,
who started 10th, were able to stay within striking distance of Hodnett, but
couldn''t make a serious bid to take the lead.
When Rahmer brought out a caution with one lap remaining Shaffer had new
llife.
He drove through the middle of turns one and two on the restart and shot past
Hodnett on the backstretch, then went on to score his 31st career victory at
Williams Grove by .43 over Hodnett.
Wolfe, the Cumberland Valley High School senior, settled for third.
Niki Young, who started 12th, and Josh Wells, who came from 22nd,
completed the top five.
Lance Dewease, Jason Johnson, Brent Kluge, Doug Esh and Brian Leppo
finished in positions 6 through 10 respectively.
Heats for the 27 sprint cars were won by Shaffer, Young and Kluge.
Mark Smith won the consolation race.
Pat Cannon scored his fourth career victory in super sportsman
competition at Williams Grove with an impressive performance in the 20-lap
feature.
Cannon started sixth and took the lead from Dave Schoffstall on the 6th
lap and never looked back.
Danny Hager came from the 12th starting spot to finish second ahead of
Schoffstall, Russ Mitten and Rich Eichelberger.
Richie Hartman, Ryan Rupp and Gerry Strawser won sportsman heats
and Ken Carberry won the consolation.
Sprints and late models will be featured on April 1 at Williams Grove.

Williams Grove Speeedway Feature Finishes - March 25, 2005

Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Todd Shaffer, 2. Greg Hodnett, 3. Lucas Wolfe,
4. Niki Young, 5. Josh Wells, 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Jason Johnson, 8. Brent Kluge,
9. Doug Esh, 10. Brian Leppo, 11. Mark Freeland, 12. Fred Rahmer, 13. Pat
Cooper, 14. Kyle Pruitt, 15. Brian Montieth, 16. Rick Lafferty, 17. Danny Dietrich,
18. T. J. Stutts, 19. Chad Layton, 20. Stevie Smith, 21. Jeff Shepard, 22. Mark
Smith, 23. Todd Hestor, 24. Mike Erdley

Super Sportsman Feature - 20 laps - 1. Pat Cannon, 2. Danny Hager, 3. Billy
Schoffstall, 4. Russ Mitten, 5. Rich Eichelberger, 6. Smokey Snellbaker,
7. Jason Fry, 8. Gregg Foster, 9. Frankie Herr, 10. Mark Zimmerman, 11. Brian
Boughter, 12. Bobby Hockenberry, 13. Dave Berkheimer, 14. Paul Miller,
15. Scott Dellinger, 16. Denny Willey, 17. Richie Hartman, 18. Gerry Strawser,
19. Leroy Martin, 20. Steve Wilbur, 21. Jerry Wolfe, 22. Scott Ausherman,
23. Ryan Rupp, 24. Paul Troutman


FINAL SUNDAY RACE RAINED OUT -- SPRINTS AND SPORTSMAN MARCH 25 

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The sprint car/limited (358 c.i.) sprint
double header scheduled for Sunday afternoon, March 20, at Williams
Grove Speedway was rained out.
Williams Grove will switch to Friday night racing on March 25 when
the sprint cars will be joined by the super sportsman division.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 8:00.
Shortly after the eagerly anticipated official arrival of spring on
Sunday morning Grove officials were forced to cancel the racing
program. A persistent drizzle was expected to change to a steady rain
with no clearing in sight. The announcement was made at 10 a.m. to save
racers and fans the trouble of making the trip to Williams Grove.
Four Sunday afternoon programs were scheduled this year and weather
foiled all but one of the racing events.
Snow pack and cold temperatures wiped out February 27 and March 6
before rain sealed the fate of the March 20 event.
Defending Cindy Rowe Auto Glass champion Fred Rahmer won the opener
on March 13 scoring an unprecedented 62nd career sprint car victory at
Williams Grove.
The one groove afternoon track is expected to be replaced by the
Grove's usual fast surface on Friday night.
Hopefully the weather will be spring-like since this could be the
earliest Friday night opener ever at this historic speedway which was
built in 1939.
The earliest previous Friday night race was run on March 28, 1997,
and was won by Todd Shaffer.
Sprints and late models are scheduled for April 1 and the 358 c.i.
sprints will return on April 8.


FRIDAY NIGHT RACING BEGINS MARCH 25 AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Williams Grove Speedway will switch to Friday
night racing beginning March 25 when the super sportsman division will
join the sprint cars.
The first heat is scheduled to begin at 8:00.
The super sportsman cars have been one of the most popular support
divisions at Williams Grove since making their first appearance in
1981. During that time the sportsman cars completed 87 features and
Larry Jackson is atop the all-time win list with a dozen victories.
Sprint car star Mark Smith is second on the list with ten sportsman
victories. Rich Eichelberger is third and leads all active sportsman
drivers with eight wins.
The winged, self-starting sportsman cars, which resemble sprint
cars in appearance, have long been the main attraction at Silver Spring
Speedway.
Last year the sportsman division visited Williams Grove only three
times. The three feature winners in this highly competitive division
were Eichelberger, Dale Hammaker and Steve Cannon.
This season the super sportsman teams are scheduled for five races
at Williams Grove.
Following the Friday night opener on March 25, the sportsman
division will return on April 15, June 24, September 23 and October 15.
Sprint car racing will be the man attraction on March 25 when the
race for the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass championship will continue.
The first special event of the season is little more than a month away.
The Spring Classic for sprint cars is coming up on Friday evening,
April 29.
Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 7:45.
Further information concerning Williams Grove Speedway is available
at www.williamsgrove.com.


SPRINTS AND LIMITED SPRINTS SUNDAY MARCH 20

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- The first sprint car double header of the 2005
racing season at Williams Grove Speedway is scheduled for this Sunday
afternoon, March 20.
The first heat is slated to start at 2:00.
The Grove's 410 c.i. sprint car division will be joined by the
limited (358 c.i.) sprints.
The limited class was begun in 1989 as a means of developing sprint
car talent for the top division. Over the years drivers such as Mark
Smith, Doug Esh, Blane Heimbach, Brook Weibley, Len Thompson, Kevin
Nouse, Bob Beidleman, Wade Hendrickson, Brian Leppo, Adrian Shaffer and
Chad Layton are just some of those who came through the limited division
to compete in the speedway's premier class.
Other limited sprint graduates such as Brian Paulus, P.J. and James
Chesson went on to race with the World of Outlaws.
A total of 153 limited sprint features have been run at Williams
Grove since 1989 and 54 different drivers have found victory lane.
The division has been so competitive that the all-time leading
winner, Mike Lehman, has just 14 victories.
Lehman's record could be in jeopardy this year since the defending
champion, Chad Layton, is now tied with Bob Beidleman for second on the
list, only two wins behind Lehman.
Layton scored three wins last season en route to his second
championship.
Blane Heimbach and T. J. Stutts won two races apiece last year with
single victories going to Lehman, Nate Snyder, Kyle Purks and Cory Haas.
The limited sprints are scheduled to compete at Williams Grove on
13 occasions this season. The next sprint car twin bill is set for
Friday evening, April 8.
March 20 will be the final Sunday afternoon program of the early
season. Williams Grove will switch to Friday night racing on March 25.
The super sportsman cars will join the sprint cars on March 25 and
racing is scheduled to begin at 8:00.
Further information about Williams Grove Speedway is available at
www.williamsgrove.com.


FRED RAHMER CRUISES TO OPENING DAY VICTORY AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Fred Rahmer left no doubt that he is still the man to
beat after dominating the 2005 sprint car opener at Williams Grove Speedway.
The luck of the draw had Rahmer third in the 24-car field, but a ten-car pileup
at the start moved him to the pole for the restart.
He took the lead at the drop of the green and was never challenged in the non-stop
event which was timed in 8:19.70.
The victory was the 62nd in Rahmer's illustrious career at Williams Grove. He
leads all drivers in that category.
It was also Rahmer's third Opening Day triumph, having scored back-to-back
openers in 1997 and `98.
The $3000 win also gave him the lead in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass point standings.
He is seeking an unprecedented sixth track championship.
Doug Esh, who started 6th, finished in the runnerup position. Esh was gaining
on Rahmer in the closing stages, but was unable to mount a serious challenge.
Todd Shaffer took third place from Todd Hestor on the 24th lap.
Jeff Shepard, making his first Grove start in the Apple #12, completed the top five.
Lance Dewease, who started 21st, managed a strong sixth place finish.
Lucas Wolfe, Chad Layton, Don Kreitz, Jr. and Keith Kauffman completed the
top ten.
Heat races were won by Rick Lafferty, Kevin Nouse and Shepard.
Kreitz won the consolation race.
There were 28 cars in competition.
Williams Grove will be back in action on Sunday afternoon, March 20, when the
limited (358 c.i.) sprints will join the sprint cars.
Williams Grove Speedway will switch to Friday night racing on March 25 with a
super sportsman/sprint car double header.

Williams Grove Speedway Feature Finish - March 13, 2005
Sprint Car Feature - 25 laps - 1. Fred Rahmer, 2. Doug Esh, 3. Todd Shaffer,
4. Todd Hestor, 5. Jeff Shepard, 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Lucas Wolfe, 8. Chad
Layton, 9. Don Kreitz, Jr., 10. Keith Kauffman, 11. Brian Leppo, 12. Rick Lafferty,
13. Mark Smith, 14. T. J. Stutts, 15. Jason Johnson, 16. Mike Erdley, 17. Greg
Hodnett, 18. Justin Collett, 19. Rich Eichelberger, 20. Eric Stambaugh, 21. Brent
Kluge, 22. Kyle Pruitt, 23. Kevin Nouse, 24. Mark Freeland


ONE DIVISION - SPRINTS - MARCH 13 AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Maybe 13 will be a lucky number for racers and fans at Williams Grove Speedway.
Grove officials will try once again to open the 2005 racing season - this time on Sunday afternoon, March 13 - weather permitting.
What had been a relatively mild winter turned cold and snowy just about the time Williams Grove was supposed to open the 2005 racing season. Snow pack and sub-freezing temperatures caused Opening Day to be moved first from February 27 to March 6 and now to March 13.
Much of Pennsylvania experienced more snow during the final days of February than it had throughout the first nine weeks of winter. All of the white stuff has played havoc with preparing the facility for sprint car racing.
A new ten-position scoreboard , however, is in place. Work on the new scoreboard was completed before snow wiped out the original opener..
Even if the temperatures are low this week, fans shouldn't have to brave the elements for hours on end since a program consisting of only one division - The Cindy Rowe Auto Glass 410 c.i. sprint cars - will be presented.
Williams Grove, which offers not only the highest total weekly sprint car purse in Pennsylvania, but also the most lucrative point fund, is expected to once again draw the top sprint car teams in the East for this week's program.
The schedule will consist of qualifying races for the sprint cars starting at 2:00 followed by a 25-lap feature, which will pay $3000 to win.
The luck of the draw will set the lineups.
There will be no time trials.
The final Sunday afternoon program is coming up on March 20.
A sprint car double header is planned for the last day of winter when the sprint cars will be joined by the limited (358 c.i.) sprints.
Williams Grove switches to Friday night racing on March 15 with a super sportsman/sprint car twin bill starting at 8:00.
Further information about the speedway is available on the new and improved web site at www.williamsgrove.com.


WILLIAMS GROVE POSTPONES OPENING DAY UNTIL MARCH 13

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Snow pack and subfreezing temperatures caused
officials at Williams Grove Speedway to postpone Sunday afternoon's
sprint car races until March 13.
This is the second time in as many weeks that wintry conditions
have foiled Opening Day at Williams Grove.
Speedway officials are hoping that the third time will be the charm.
The 2005 sprint car opener is now set for Sunday afternoon, March 13.
Sprint car racing will be the sole attraction for the opener
meaning there will be no support division on Opening Day.
A series of qualifying races will fill the field for the 25-lap
feature which will pay $3000 to win.
The luck of the draw will set the heat race lineups and the top
finishers will redraw for feature starting positions.
There will be no time trials.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 2:00.
Another Sunday afternoon program of sprint car racing is s
scheduled for March 20. The limited (358 c.i.) sprints will also be on
the card.
Williams Grove Speedway will switch to Friday night racing on March
25 when the super sportsman cars will join the sprint cars.
Friday night racing will start at 8:00.


SIMPLY SPRINTS ON SUNDAY MARCH 6 AT WILLIAMS GROVE

MECHANICSBURG, PA -- Opening Day for the 2005 racing season has
been rescheduled for Sunday afternoon, March 6, weather permitting.
Sprint cars powered by 410 cubic inch engines will be the sole
attraction this week.
Three Sunday afternoon programs are on the March schedule before
the switch to Friday night racing on the 25th.
With the winter season hanging on for a few more weeks Williams
Grove has scheduled "sprints only" events on both March 6 and again on
March 13.
If the weather is cold fans will not need to sit through other
divisions since the sprint car teams will have the pit area to
themselves on both days.
The schedule will tentatively consist of warmups, qualifying heats,
a consolation race and a 25-lap feature.
There will be no time trials.
Die-hard race fans should be able to handle that schedule even if
there is a chill in the air.
Speedway officials are confident that spring will come a day early
since the first double header of the young season is set for Sunday
afternoon, March 20, when the limited (358 c.i.) sprints willl join the
sprint cars.
March 20 will be the final Sunday afternoon date of the season.
The super sportsman cars will join the sprint cars on Friday night,
March 25, in Williams Grove's traditional Good Friday event.
Sprint car racing will then be the main event at the Grove each
Friday for the remainder of the season.
Several multi-day and special events will have the speedway in
operation on other nights in addition to Fridays.
The World of Outlaws will sanction races at Williams Grove on
Thursday and Friday, May 26 and 27, Thursday, Friday and Saturday July
21-23, and Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1.
Twin 20s for sprint cars is set for Sunday, September 4, and the
Fall Fest will end the season on Saturday, October 15.
Credit card orders for World of Outlaws events are accepted at
717.697.5000.


OLD MAN WINTER WINS FEB 27

The 2005 sprint car opener for Williams Grove
Speedway has been rescheduled for Sunday afternoon March 6.
A winter storm blanketed the speedway with nearly
eight inches of snow on Thursday causing the February 27
opener to be moved back one week.
Sprint cars will be the only division on the opening day card.
The first heat is scheduled to start at 2:00.
Another sprint car program is set for Sunday afternoon, March 13.
The first open wheel double header of the season is on tap for
Sunday afternoon, March 20, when the limited (358 c.i.) sprints will
join the sprint cars.
March 20 will be the final Sunday afternoon event.
Williams Grove will switch to its Friday night schedule on March
25th when the super sportsman cars will make their first appearance
of the season and share the pit area with the sprint cars.


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