The Pennsylvania Posse drivers flexed their muscles over the weekend.
The recently-completed visit by Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars ended up 4-0 in favor of the Posse. Two area drivers scored their first career All Star wins, while two added to their already impressive totals.
It started at Grandview Speedway last Thursday, Aug. 17, when young Freddie Rahmer grabbed his first career All Star win. For Rahmer, the event was extra special because he added his name to the win column at one of the few tracks where both his father and grandfather had also won races. Grandview’s win list now include three drivers named Fred Rahmer.
From Grandview it was on to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, Aug. 18. There, Danny Dietrich claimed his second All Star win in three races. Earlier this season Deitrich had won in New York state with the All Stars. Dietrich’s All Star win count now stands at nine.
At Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 19, York’s Glenndon Forsythe shocked the sprint-car world with his first career All Star win. Forsythe now owns five Lincoln sprint-car wins, but the win against the All Stars was by far the biggest of his career.
The swing ened Sunday, Aug. 20, at Susquehanna Speedway, where Spring Grove’s Greg Hodnett pulled off a flag-to-flag, $5,000 victory. It was the first time the All Stars had visited Susky since 1991. For Hodnett it marked his first All Star win in more than two years. However, it was also Hodnett’s 19th career All Star victory.
Hodnett started from the pole position and never looked back in besting Lucas Wolfe for the victory. Lance Dewease finished third followed by Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri and Brock Zearfoss in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Tim Shaffer, Mark Smith, Danny Dietrich, Dale Blaney and Max Stambaugh.
Nick Sweikert won Susky's 305 sprint-car event for his first career win. Kyle Smith finished second, followed by Darren Miller, Austin Bishop and Kassidy Kreitz.
Big win for Frye:Dover’s Coleby Frye picked up a big late-model win last Friday, Aug. 18, at the Bedford Fairgrounds.
Frye’s win in a race named in honor of Bily Winn, who won Bedford’s first-ever AAA sprint-car event back in 1936, was worth $8,100.
Jersey Rush make-up: The Jersey Rush program at New Egypt, New Jersey, that was rained out a few weeks ago, will be made up on Wednesday evening, Aug. 23.
The sprints and modifieds will be on the bill.
This weekend: Williams Grove has the Yellow Breeches 500 race for the sprints Friday, Aug. 25, along with the 358 sprints.
That same night at Path Valley, it’s a big event for the wingless super sportsmen.
Lincoln hosts the sprints, 358 sprints and Legends for York County Racing Club Night on Saturday, Aug. 26. On the same night at Port Royal, the sprints, late models, 305 sprints and econo late models compete.
Susquehanna has the super sportsmen, limited-late models, street stocks and Xtreme stocks Saturday, Aug. 26, while Selinsgrove has 360 sprints, late models, pro stocks and roadrunners.
Hagerstown offers Twin 20s for the late models, plus the late-model sportsmen, pure stocks and hobby stocks on Saturday, Aug. 26.
Trailway will offer up its only 410 sprint show of the season on Sunday evening, Aug. 27, with the running of the Armin Hostetter Memorial. The 600cc micro sprints also race.
1972: This weekend in 1972 saw Bobby Allen score his first Williams Grove win of the season. The win for Allen in the Emrich Chevy No. 1a was his fourth overall that year.
On the same night, Jan Opperman in the Bogar No. 99 elected to travel west to run a double-feature program with URC at the Erie Speedway. Opperman won both features to push his season win total to 28.
The Saturday slate saw Steve Smith win at Lincoln in the O.J. Myers No. 19. The win was Smith’s 12th of the season. At Selinsgrove, Wrightsville’s Bobbie Adamson was back in victory lane with Al Hamilton’s No. 77. That marked Adamson’s 16th win of the season. Dover’s Smokey Snellbaker parked Roy Morral’s No. 880 in Port Royal’s victory lane that night. It was Smoke’s ninth win of the season. Gus Linder won again at Jennerstown in Mickey Banas’ No. 69 for his eighth win of the season.
Susquehanna was rained out on Sunday, but Hagerstown raced, with Elmer Ruby scoring his second win of the season in the family-owned No. 711.
Bryan Householder writes about dirt-track racing for The York Dispatch. He can be reached at email@example.com.
2017 CHAMPION RACING OIL
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA SPRINT SERIES
PRESENTED BY HOSEHEADS.COM
1. 24 Lucas Wolfe 1019 8
2. 48 Danny Dietrich 1017 8
3. 27 Greg Hodnett 833 4
4. 51 Freddie Rahmer 804 6
5. 69K Lance Dewease 771 8
6. 3z/58 Brock Zearfoss 691 4
7. 21 Brian Montieth 660 2
8. 1 Dale Blaney 441
9. 11 T J Stutts 401
10. 87 Alan Krimes 358
11. 25 Aaron Ott 338
12. 5 Dylan Cisney 329
13. 39 Cory Haas 319
14. 44 Trey Starks 301 2
15. 07 Doug Esh 285 2
16. 16 Gerard McIntyre Jr 253 1
17. 12 Blane Heimbach 229 1
18. 55 Mike Wagner 221
19. 0 Rick Lafferty 202 1
20. 16 Matt Campbell 201
21. 5 David Gravel 199 3
22. 1x Chad Trout 182
23. 59 Jim Siegel 180
24. M1 Mark Smith 171 1
25. 20 Ryan Taylor 164