From Steve Kinch
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Pat Cannon of Etters drove to his sixth win of the
season in Saturday night’s 25-lap 358 sprint car feature at Selinsgrove
Speedway. The victory marked the 23rd of Cannon’s career at the track and
helped him pad his points lead entering next weekend’s racing action. Only
five points separated him and Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove going into
Cannon, driving the Highlands’ Tire & Service Center No. 3, also won Friday
night’s 358 sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway. He has 11 wins
on the season now and leads the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Central PA 358
sprint car series.
Jeff Rine of Danville recorded his 62nd career late model win at
Selinsgrove in the makeup 30-lap Summer Championship race that was rained
out last weekend. In the regularly scheduled 25-lap main event for late
models, Donnie Schick of Middleburg kept his 10-year winning streak at the
track alive with his first victory of the season.
Kyle Bachman won his second pro stock feature in a row in the 15-lap main
event, while Scott Dunham Jr. of Selinsgrove made a last-lap pass to win
his third 12-lap roadrunner feature of the year.
Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 12th annual Late Model Open at 7:30
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, plus a complete program of 358 sprint cars, pro
stocks, and roadrunners. The 35-lap Open will pay $3,000 to win and $300 to
start. The race will be an open tire event. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
On the first lap of the sprint car feature, Cody Keller, Josh Beard, Matt
Horst, TJ Stutts, and John Troxell were involved in a turn four tangle.
When the race restarted, polesitter Matt Heimbach powered into the lead.
By lap three, 12th-place starter Pat Cannon passed fifth-place starter Ryan
Kissinger and moved into fourth. On the seventh circuit, Cannon moved by
sixth-place starter Jason Shultz for third and quickly reeled in
second-place starter Bob Beidleman for the race for second.
On lap eight, Cannon won the battle for second and set his sites on M.
Heimbach. Cannon made the winning pass using the inside line entering turn
three on the 12th circuit. The caution flag unfurled on lap 14 when Shultz
and Beidleman collided in turn four while battling for third, regrouping
For the final laps of the race, Cannon was able to stretch his lead while
M. Heimbach, eighth-place starter Larry Kelleher, 11th-place starter Blane
Heimbach, and ninth-place starter Nate Snyder raced in the top five, the
way they finished the race at the checkered flag.
Polesitter Jim Yoder took the lead in the makeup Summer Championship race
for late models. J. Yoder was trailed by second-place starter Tony Adams
for seven laps until eighth-place starter Jeff Rine moved into the second
On the ninth circuit, Rine completed a pass for the lead by J. Yoder. At
the halfway point of the extra-distance event, Rine was leading by a
straightaway over Brett Schadel, J. Yoder, Adams, and fifth-place starter
Dylan Yoder. On lap 22, J. Yoder withdrew from the race when his race car
developed motor problems. With four laps remaining, the red flag unfurled
when Ryan Nearhood made a spectacular collision with the disabled race car
driven by Tracy Gregory. Both drivers escaped injury.
On the ensuing restart, Rine continued to lead while sixth-place starter
Donnie Schick began to show some speed but came up two seconds short at the
finish line. Steve Campbell, Kyle Rhoads, and Dave Zona completed the top
In the regularly scheduled late model feature, a multi-car crash occurred
on the fronstretch involving polesitter Chad Hollenback, Zona, Rine, Meade
Hahn, Campbell, and Schadel. All the drivers escaped injury.
On the restart, original sixth-place starter D. Yoder, who switched from
the No. 32 to the No. 15 race car for the second feature, took the early
lead. On the sixth circuit, however, D. Yoder fell off the pace on the
frontstetch and withdrew from the race. Fourth-place starter Eric Hons
inherited the lead at this point, with seventh-place starter Kenny Trevitz
On the eighth circuit, Trevitz took the lead with a pass exiting turn two
while 10th-place starter Schick followed him into second. Schick was scored
as the leader on the 14th lap as Campbell, who was involved in the
first-lap pileup, made a rebound into the second position late in the race
and became a threat to Schick.
At the checkered flag, Schick was victorious by .96 of a second over
Campbell, Rhoads, Trevitz, and Adams.
Second-place starter Kyle Bachman pulled into the lead at the drop of the
green flag in the pro stock feature. Bachman was chased by fourth-place
starter Shaun Miller for the first six laps. On lap seven, point leader and
ninth-place starter AJ Hoffman advanced to second and began to pressure
Bachman for the lead position.
At the checkered flag, Bachman was victorious by less than a second over
Hoffman, Miller, Cody McFadden, and AJ Stroup.
Fourth-place starter Brian Johnson led the first two laps of the roadrunner
feature until point leader and ninth-place starter Brad Mitch powered into
the lead position. On the seventh circuit, seventh-place starter Scott
Dunham Jr. put his No. 77 into second and began to erase the lead margin.
For the final two laps, Mitch and Dunham raced side-by-side in a battle for
the lead and win. On the final lap, Dunham passed Mitch using the low side
entering turn one, only to have regain the lead exiting turn two. Exiting
turn four for the checkered flag, Dunham went low and pulled off the
victory by the narrowest of margins over Mitch, Ricky Bender, Jason
Sherman, and Johnson.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 31 July 2010
358 Sprint Cars – 25 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 3 Pat Cannon 2) 14 Matt Heimbach 3) 76 Larry Kelleher
4) 12 Blane Heimbach 5) 56 Nate Snyder 6) 4R Davie Franek 7) 19 Colby
Womer 8) 5 Phil Walter 9) 23M TJ Stutts 10) 1 Jason Shultz 11) 66 Ryan
Kissinger 12) 63 Mike Walter 13) 5B Josh Beard 14) 99B Nyle Berkes 15)
71 Jessica Anderson 16) 9 Wes Irwin 17) 71C Charlie Anderson 18) 81 Bob
Beidleman DNF 19) 7 Joey Borich DNF 20) 38 Buzz Wilson DNF 21)55 John
Troxell DNF 22) 99K Cody Keller DNF 23) 16H Matt Horst DNF 24) 769
Steven Nederostek DNS 25) 42 Alan Spriggle DNS
Heat Winners: Matt Horst, Matt Heimbach, Colby Womer
Late Models – 22 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 6 Donnie Schick 2) 2 Steve Campbell 3) 90 Kyle Rhoads
4) 61 Ken Trevitz 5) 88 Tony Adams 6) 0 Brett Schadel 7) 45 Eric Hons
8) 115 Troy Miller 9) 9 Carl Graves 10) 13B James Cornell 11) 99Z Dave
Zona 12) 7M Meade Hahn DNF 13) 16 Matt Cochran DNF 14) 91 Chad Davis DNF
15) 15 Dylan Yoder 16) 27 Jim Yoder DNF 17) 2J Jeff Rine DNF 18) 4Ds
Chad Hollenbeck DNF 19) 88X Jeff Smith DNS 20) 0N Ryan Nearhood DNS 21)
23S Todd Snook DNS 22) 78T Tracy Gregory DNS
Heat Winners: James Cornell, Dylan Yoder
30-Lap A-Main (make-up feature from 7-24-10): 1) 2J Jeff Rine 2) 6 Donnie
Schick 3) 2 Steve Campbell 4) 90 Kyle Rhoads 5) 99Z Dave Zona 6) 0
Brett Schadel 7) 16 Matt Cochran 8) 99 Jeff Smith 9) 88 Tony Adams 10)
91 Chad Davis 11) 9 Carl Graves 12) 7M Meade Hahn 13) 115 Troy Miller
14) 32 Dylan Yoder DNF 15) 78T Tracy Gregory DNF 16) 0N Ryan Nearhood
17) 27 Jim Yoder DNF 18) 4Ds Chad Hollenbeck DNF 19) 23S Todd Snook DNF
20) 13B James Cornell DNF 21) 45 Eric Hons DNF 22) 61 Ken Trevitz DNF
23) 1F Coleby Frye DNS 24) 7 Alan Sagi DNS
Pro Stocks – 21 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: 1) 70 Kyle Bachman 2) 19 AJ Hoffman 3) 115 Shaun Miller
4) 64 Cody McFadden 5) 26 AJ Stroup 6) 8K Nate Kerstetter 7) 12 Doug
Minium 8) 14 Dave Brouse Jr. 10) 62 Devin Frey 11) 21K Mike Kiehl 12)
99 Peanut Heintzelman 13) 06 Frank Reisser 14) 85 Terry Lauver 15) 88
Randy Nowlen 16) 28J Jeff Ceballa 17) 28 Jason Smith 18) 28P Scott Sipe
19) 97 Alex Frey DNF 20) 71 Kurt Wray DNS 21) 27 Jason Schmidt DNS
Heat Winners: AJ Hoffman, Cody McFadden, Kyle Bachman
Roadrunners – 19 Entries
12-Lap A-Main: 1) 77 Scott Dunham Jr. 2) 10 Brad Mitch 3) 29B Ricky
Bender 4) 721 Jason Sherman 5) 201 Brian Johnson 6) 11 Keith Bissinger
7) 77J Jeff Swanger 8) 28 Bob Mentzer 9) 13 Jim Collier Jr. 10) 70J John
Shreffler 11) 7 Butch Shaffer 12) 69 Steve Yoder 13) 25J Nate Romig 14)
32 Ken Shreffler 15) 57 Rusty Walls DNF 16) 6 Tom Jensen DNF 17) 31B
Brandon Shultz DNF 18) 37 Eric Pinkerton DNS 19) 41D Dennis Conrad DNS
Heat Winners: Eric Pinkerton, Brian Johnson