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Local auto racing roundup: Buckwalter takes commanding victory at Williams Grove Speedway

Dec 02, 2023Dec 02, 2023

Aug 2, 2023

Steve Buckwalter was on fire Friday night when he led flag to flag to pick up the 410 sprint car victory claiming the $5,000 pay day, it was his 13th career win at the Grove.

In the 25-lap 358 sprint Summer Series event, Zach Newlin lost the lead late but reclaimed the top spot to nab the second win of his career at the oval.

The Bowhunters Brawl at Williams Grove this week will feature the 410 sprints in a $5,500 to win main event while the 358 sprints compete in another MacMor Construction Summer Series race.

Over at the Lincoln Speedway Freddie Rahmer’s ninth win of the season came in thrilling fashion with a last lap pass for the lead after starting 12th. Rahmer was the first car knocked out of the Australian Scramble earlier in the night, lining him up twelfth for the start of the $7,000 Rack Daddies Rumble. Freddie worked his way up through the field and found himself in second behind Danny Dietrich with eleven laps to go.

The field lined up for a restart with five laps remaining and that was Rahmer’s opportunity to work on Dietrich for the lead. Rahmer was able to get a good run off the top of turn 4 but it was not quite enough to get by Dietrich for the top spot. Rahmer slid Danny in turns 1 and 2 after the white flag flew and took the lead down the back stretch on the final lap for the win. Frankie Herr scored his third career 358 sprint car victory.

On Saturday Lincoln Speedway is back in action with 410 sprint cars, USAC East Coast sprint cars and Wingless super sportsman. Racing starts at 7 p.m. with pit gates opening at 4:30 p.m. and grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m.

Down at BAPS Speedway, Tony Jackson appeared out of the running for the win in the late stages of the super sportsman main event, but luck was on his side, and he took advantage of Kenny Edkin’s misfortune to grab his second-straight victory in the Hess Iron Summer Sizzle.

That could’ve been me if we would’ve been in the lead, when that car hit the fence, but everything worked out that we ended up winning the race.

In 602 crate sportsman competition, Michael White led the second half of the 20-Lap feature to earn his first win of the season at the speedway.

The Gene Latta Ford Legends main event featured seven cautions, but Logan Carbaugh survived the stoppages and the competition to earn the win in an entertaining 15-lap event. Travis Horan topped the field in the late models feature event.

In Clearfield, Jimmy Holden of Tiona showed he can win against anyone who invades Hidden Valley Speedway, as he put the Mike Stine owned No. 7s in the winner’s circle for the third annual Fay Lumadue Memorial Saturday night at Hidden Valley Speedway.

New winners on the night included Tyler Rougeux of Grampian in the pure stocks, William Kephart of Woodland was finally able to get lady luck on his side as he claimed his first four cylinder main and Ryan Lippert picked up his first win in the four cylinder second chance race. The vintage stock car and late model feature went to Jim Kurpakis while Cody Schultz of Hyde won the vintage modified feature.

Gary Little of Clearfield picked up another win in the semi lates.


410 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Steve Buckwalter, 2. Austin Bishop, 3. Devon Borden, 4. Jeff Halligan, 5. Troy Wagaman Jr. 358 sprints, 25 laps: 1. Zach Newlin, 2. Kody Hartlaub, 3. Doug Hammaker, 4. Chris Frank, 5. Derek Locke


410 sprint feature (35 laps) – 1. 8R-Freddie Rahmer ($7,000); 2. 48-Danny Dietrich; 3. 16A-Aaron Bollinger; 4. 27-Troy Wagaman; 5. 23A-Chris Arnold. 358 sprint feature (20 laps) – 1. 70D-Frankie Herr ($1,500); 2. 66-Doug Hammaker; 3. 7W-Jayden Wolf; 4. 19R-Tylar Rutherford; 5. 66A-Cody Fletcher.


Super Sportsman feature 1. 88-Tony Jackson[1]; 2. 77-Russ Mitten[4]; 3. 30-Scott Dellinger[6]; 4. 25-Tyler Wolford[5]; 5. 222-Jay Fannasy[7]. Late Models: 1. 5W-Travis Horan[2]; 2. 543-Eric Tripp[1]; 3. 08-Zach Kauffman[6]; 4. 9-Matt Adams[4]; 5. 3B-Cameron Benyou[3]. Gene Latta Ford Central PA Legends: 1. 27-Logan Carbaugh[4]; 2. 53-Bill Diehl[6]; 3. 30K-Seth Kearchner[12]; 4. 39-Wayne Dutterer Jr[8]; 5. 9-Rick Hartwig[5]. 602 Crate Sportsman: 1. 43-Michael White[1]; 2. 15-Adam White[7]; 3. 32-Tom Princiotta[9]; 4. 21-Greg Reed[4]; 5. 5-Bryce Bashore[6]


Semi Lates: 1. Gary Little, Clearfield; 2. Luke Hoffner, 3. Adam Nixon, 4. Matt Howell, 5. Justin Owens. Small Block Modifieds Fay Lumadue Memorial: 1. Jimmy Holden, Tiona; 2. Kyle Fink, 3. Hayden Holden, 4. Tom Holden, 5. Bob Garvey, Sr. Pure Stocks: 1. Tyler Rougeux, Grampian; 2. John Eckenrod, 3.BJ Hudson, 4. Brady Gallaher, 5. Bud Hudson. Four Cylinders: 1. William Kephart, Woodland; 2. Tyler Stine, 3. Jimmy Ogden, 4. Jason Elensky, 5. Justin Williamson. Four Cylinders Second Chance: 1. Ryan Lippert, Clearfield; 2. Jordan Exley, 3. Kyler Henry, 4. Isaac Exley, 5. Maddox Williamson. 600 Micro Sprints: 1. Lauren Stringfellow, Lewistown; 2. Shawn Rumbaugh. Vintage Stock Cars and Late Models: 1. Jim Kurpakus; 2. Kirk Lawson, 3. Bill Coda, 4. Daryl Whetstone. Vintage Modifieds: 1. Cody Shutlz, Clearfield; 2. Tim Beatty, 3. Paul Bacchus.

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