Selinsgrove, PA — (August 24, 2013) — Jason Shultz of Carlisle drove from his 11th starting position to win his fourth race of the season in Saturday night’s non-stop 25-lap 358 sprint car feature at Selinsgrove Speedway.
Shultz, who is a close second in the season point standings to Pat Cannon of Etters in the chase for the track championship, was driving the Mach 1 Chassis No. 2 for his 15th career win at the track. The race, short of a new track record, was timed in eight minutes and 12 seconds.
Dylan Yoder of Selinsgrove scored a flag-to-flag victory in the 30-lap late model tune-up race for the upcoming World of Outlaws showdown. Yoder collected $2,000 for his third win of the year. Matt Cochran of Williamsport was the night’s fast qualifier with lap time of 19.027.
Brad Mitch has become the man to beat in the pro stocks in recent weeks as the McClure driver recorded his seventh win of the season in the division’s 15-lap feature.
Bob Bussey of Northumberland returned to Victory Lane for his fifth win of the year in the 12-lap roadrunner race.
Selinsgrove Speedway will present the World of Outlaws Late Model Series 15th annual National Open Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Saturday night’s preliminary will feature the late models in a 40-lap main event paying $8,000 to win plus pro stocks. The series returns Sunday night for the 50-lap Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center National Open finale paying $10,000 to win plus limited late models (steel block bandit rules). Track gates will open at 4 p.m. and qualifying will start at 7 p.m. both nights.
Polesitter Mike Walter stormed into the lead at the start of the sprint car feature and was chased by second-place starter Scott Wilson. By lap six, fourth-place starter Matt Horst was challenging Wilson for the runner-up position and made a pass for the position a lap later. Meanwhile, 11th-place starter Jason Shultz was working his way into the top five.
On the 14th circuit, Shultz passed Horst for the second position and set his sights on M. Walter at the front of the pack. Late in the race, Shultz began to reel in M. Walter in traffic as the race continued without a caution flag. On the 20th lap, Shultz made the winning pass by M. Walter using the inside lane racing off turn four.
With two laps to go, 12th-place starter Pat Cannon rocketed into second and started to gain real estate on Shultz. At the finish, Shultz was victorious by 2.6 seconds over Cannon, 10th-place starter TJ Stutts, M. Walter, and Horst.
Outside front row starter Dylan Yoder powered into the lead at the start of the late model feature. D. Yoder led over fourth-place starter Matt Cochran and third-place starter Jim Bernheisel in the early laps of the race. The race’s first caution flag unfurled on lap eight when Jim Yoder stopped on the backstretch.
When the race resumed, D. Yoder stretched his lead while J. Bernheisel took over the second position. A lap later the caution flag came out when Cochran’s car fell off the pace on the frontstretch. On the ensuing restart, D. Yoder was in command of the field while J. Bernheisel and ninth-place starter Bryan Bernheisel dueled for the runner-up position. By lap 11, eighth-place starter Jeff Rine advanced to fourth, only to withdraw from the race with engine woes on lap 25.
At the finish, D. Yoder took the checkered flag by 3.9 seconds over J. Bernheisel, B. Bernheisel, seventh-place starter Coleby Frye, and fifth-place starter Chad Hollenbeck.
Third-place starter Jake Buck led the first lap of the pro stock feature. Racing out of turn four on the second circuit, eighth-place starter Brad Mitch drove underneath Buck for the lead. Once in front of the pack, Mitch opened up a solid lead over ninth-place starter Shaun Miller 10th-place starter Kyle Bachman.
For several laps, a torrid battle unfolded for the runner-up position between S. Miller, Bachman, seventh-place starter Nathan Long, and 12th-place starter Troy Miller. On a lap eight restart, S. Miller raced into the first turn, made contact with the guardrail, and barrel rolled several times in his pro stock. S. Miller escaped injury.
When the race resumed, Mitch set the pace with Bachman and T. Miller in pursuit. At the finish, Mitch was victorious by two seconds over Bachman, T. Miller, Jim Gearhart, and Pete Lauver.
On the start of the roadrunner feature, fourth-place starter Bob Bussey drove underneath second-place starter Ricky Bender exiting the second turn to take the early lead. Bussey kept his No. 76 out in front of the field for all 12 laps and scored the victory by 3.7 seconds over Bender, John Fowler Jr., point leader Brian Johnson, and Brandon Shultz.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE SUMMARY – 24 August 2013
358 Sprint Cars – 21 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 2 Jason Shultz 2) 3 Pat Cannon 3) 23 TJ Stutts 4) 100 Mike Walter 5) 29 Matt Horst 6) 5 Phil Walter 7) 19 Colby Womer 8) 38 Scott Wilson 9) 66 Ryan Kissinger 10) 21 Duane Mausteller 11) 76 Larry Kelleher 12) 77 Derek Locke 13) 99K Cody Keller 14) 52 Austin Hogue 15) 15B Mark Bittner 16) 35 Shannon Fisher 17) 15 Johnny Smith 18) 71C Charlie Anderson 19) 67 Jason Cherry DNF 20) 13 Ryan Higgins DNF 21) 33 John Troxell DNF
Heat Winners: Pat Cannon, Colby Womer, Mike Walter
Late Models – 33 Entries
30-Lap A-Main: 1) 24 Dylan Yoder ($2,000) 2) 119 Jim Bernheisel 3) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 4) 32 Coleby Frye 5) 4D Chad Hollenbeck 6) 3W Tim Wilson 7) 88 Tony Adams 8) 06 Mike Lupfer 9) 55 Chris Shuey 10) 21 Scott Haus 11) 5 Derek Byler 12) 61 Ken Trevitz 13) 215 Al Shawver Jr. 14) 90 Kyle Rhoads 15) 72 Ron Coleman 16) 92 Nate Romig 17) 2J Jeff Rine DNF 18) 5E Glenn Elliott 19) 6 Donnie Schick DNF 20) 26 Jerry Bard DNF 21) 93 Pancho Lawler DNF 22) 15 Scott Flickinger DNF 23) 32B Lindsay Barton DNF 24) 16 Matt Cochran DNF 25) 27 Jim Yoder DNF
Heat Winners: Jim Yoder, Jeff Rine, Jim Bernheisel, Tim Wilson
B-Main Winner: Chris Shuey
Time Trials: 1) 16 Matt Cochran 19.027 2) 2J Jeff Rine 19.316 3) 32 Coleby Frye 19.329 4) 27 Jim Yoder 19.492 5) 5 Derek Byler 19.666 6) 119B Bryan Bernheisel 19.677 7) 24 Dylan Yoder 19.680 8) 92 Nate Romig 19.769 9) 119 Jim Bernheisel 10) 15 Scott Flickinger 19.809 11) 3W Tim Wilson 19.877 12) 215 Al Shawver Jr. 19.987 13) 26 Jerry Bard 20.009 14) 88 Tony Adams 20.033 15) 5E Glenn Elliott 20.142 16) 21 Scott Haus 20.203 17) 93 Pancho Lawler 20.259 18) 6 Donnie Schick 20.288 19) 61 Ken Trevitz 20.290 20) 4D Chad Hollenbeck 20.290 21) 55 Chris Shuey 20.316 22) 32 Lindsay Barton 20.334 23) 7M Meade Hahn 20.354 24) 9 Hayes Mattern 20.384 25) 19F Tim Fedders 20.405 26) 99Z Dave Zona 20.410 27) 06 Mike Lupfer 20.575 28) 45 Eric Hons 20.701 29) 72 Ron Coleman 20.849 30) 11 Jason Schmidt 21.099 31) 90 Kyle Rhaods 21.495 32) 28 Jason Smith 21.789 33) 10 Dave Stamm 23.221
Pro Stocks – 18 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: 1) 10M Brad Mitch 2) 99 Kyle Bachman 3) 115 Troy Miller 4) G3 Jim Gerhart 5) 85L Pete Luver 6) 63 Nathan Long 7) 85 Terry Lauver 8) 8M Brandon Moser 9) 19 Tommy Slanker 10) 32 Tom Hartman 11) 4 Jim Payne 12) 28J Jeff Ceballo 13) 06 Frank Reisser 14) 15S Shawn Stahl 15) 71 Kurt Wray DNF 16) 115S Shaun Miller DNF 17) 11 Jake Buck DNF 18) 1 Rick Bixler DNF
Heat Winners: Brad Mitch, Shaun Miller
Roadrunners -10 Entries
12-Lap A-Main: 1) 76 Bob Bussey 2) 29B Ricky Bender 3) 02 John Fowler 4) 201 Brian Johnson 5) 31B Brandon Shultz 6) 7 Butch Shaffer 7) 89 John Schoch 8) 99 Chris Hoffman 9) 22 Ricky Buss DNF 10) 8K Jeremy Kline DNF