By Steve Inch
SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will host a tune-up race for the super late models this Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in preparation for the upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoO LMS) National Open weekend Saturday, Aug. 31, and Saturday, Sept. 1.
This Saturday’s late model racing program will feature time trials and a 30-lap main paying $2,000 to win. Also on this weekend’s racing card will be a $500-to-win pro stock championship plus 358 sprint cars and roadrunners sponsored by PEPSI. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
In late model racing this season at the track, 16 races have produced eight different winners. Jeff Rine of Danville is the leading feature winner with five victories and the points leader entering this weekend’s action. Coleby Frye of Dover won three races, while Dylan Yoder of Selinsgrove and Jim Bernheisel of Lebanon each have two wins. Single victories have gone to Jerry Bard of Shippensburg, Dan Stone of Thompson, Hayes Mattern of Beavertown, and Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon.
World of Outlaws Late Model Series tickets are on sale in the track office on race days or by calling 570.374.2999.
The Aug. 31 WoO LMS race will feature the late models in a 40-lap A-main paying $8,000 to win. Joining the late models on the Aug. 31 race date will be the speedway’s pro stock division.
On Sept. 1, the late models will vie in the 50-lap Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center National Open finale paying $10,000 to win. Also on the Sept. 1 program will be the limited late models (steel block bandit rules will be in effect).
Selinsgrove Raceway Park will present a program of go kart, micro sprint car, and PA wing kart racing at 7 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 23. Track gates will open at 5:30 p.m.