DIRT TRACK RACING: Ryan Smith earns $10,000 for winning Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove

  • Ryan Smith won the Jim Nace Memorial Selinsgrove Speedway National Open on Saturday.
  • Smith's win in the All Star-sanctioned, 30-lap, 410 sprint event was worth $10,000.
  • Freddie Rahmer finished second, followed by Brian Brown, Lucas Wolfe and T.J. Stutts.

Ryan Smith raced to victory in the Jim Nace Memorial Selinsgrove Speedway National Open Saturday evening.

Ryan Smith

Smith’s win in the All Star-sanctioned, 30-lap, 410 sprint event was worth $10,000.

Smith started from the front row and led the entire distance, although it wasn’t really easy. Eighth-place starter Freddie Rahmer advanced through the field and over the last 10 laps pulled alongside Smith on numerous occasions. Still, in the end, Smith was able to prevail over Rahmer, with Brian Brown finishing third.

Lucas Wolfe and T.J. Stutts completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Chad Kemenah, Spring Grove’s Greg Hodnett, Blane Heimbach, Danny Dietrich and Paul McMahan.

Friday evening at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, Carson Macedo won the All Star feature over Smith, Aaron Reutzel, Brock Zearfoss and McMahan.



Walton, Hammaker earn 358 sprint wins at Lincoln: Tyler Walton and Doug Hammaker each scored 358 sprint wins at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday evening.

Walton’s win came in the make-up event from Aug. 18 that started the evening. When rains hit that event after seven laps, Walton had already advanced from sixth to first. He held the advantage over the final 13 laps to score the win over Dillsburg’s Chris Frank.

Kyle Denmyer, Hanover’s Kody Hartlaub, Brent Shearer, Tyler Ross, Hanover’s Troy Wagaman Jr., Travis Scott, Matt Findley and Hank Donovan Jr. completed the top five.

In the night’s regularly scheduled Summer Series event, Hammaker advanced from the 12th starting spot to take the lead from Wyatt Hinkle on the 22nd of 25 laps. Hammaker went on to score the win over Hinkle, Shearer, Denmyer and Ross. Rounding out the top 10 were Chandler Leiby, Scott, Wagaman, Findley and Ashley Cappetta.

Austin Bishop raced to the win in the 20-lap 305 sprint feature. For Bishop, it marked his second win in as many nights. He had won at Grandview Speedway the night before. Zach Newlin finished second with Kyle Smith, John Scarborough and Mike Alleman in the top five.

Gene Wrightstone won the Penn Mar vintage event.

Lewisberry's Dellinger triumphs at BAPS Sportsman 100: Lewisberry’s Scott Dellinger raced to his fourth career Gary Wolford Memorial Sportsman 100 win Saturday at BAPS Motor Speedway. 

Dellinger’s win was also his ninth overall win of the season. 

Dellinger out gunned Kenny Edkin for the victory, with Chase Gutshall in third. Chris Meleason and Steve Fannasy completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Mike Enders, Chad Criswell, Frankie Herr, Timmie Barrick and Bruce Buckwalter Jr.

Norris leads way at Trailway: Hanover’s Dylan Norris won Friday’s 358 sprint feature at Trailway Speedway.

Norris’ win came over David Holbrook, with Mark Van Vorst, Cody Fletcher and Steve Owings in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Steven Kisamore, Spring Grove’s Zach Eucalano, Zachary Cool, Neil Amspacher and Andrew Frye.

Brian Marriott won the 270cc micro-sprint feature over Tim McClelland, while Ryan Smith was the street-stock winner and Kyle Rohrbaugh was the limited-stock winner.

Grove hit by rain: Williams Grove Speedway was hit by rain Friday evening at feature time.

A first-lap crash in the 410 sprint feature slowed the action and before it could be restarted rain hit the speedway. That sets up a very big program for this Friday when the entire 410 sprint feature and the 358 sprint feature will be completed, along with complete programs for both divisions.

Pittman, Eliason take Outlaw wins: The World of Outlaws raced at the Calistoga Speedway in California over the weekend.

Friday’s race saw Daryn Pittman score the win over Hanover’s Logan Schuchart, with Rico Abreu, Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet in the top five.

In Saturday’s race, California driver Cory Eliason won over Schatz, Schucahrt, Sweet and Gio Scelzi.

Reach Bryan Householder at sports@yorkdispatch.com.