Selinsgrove Speedway top Story


By Steve InchSelinsgrove Speedway top Story

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – An area power surge damaged part of Selinsgrove Speedway’s electrical system Saturday night and forced track officials to postpone the five feature events. A makeup date for the features only will be announced soon.

PPL Electric technicians were dispatched to the speedway and determined the issue was not a “quick fix.”  Power outages were also reported in surrounding communities.

With all the qualifying complete and the feature lineups set, rain checks and pit passes from Saturday will be good ONLY on the date the features for the 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners will be run.

Pro stock heat races were won by Nate Stroup and AJ Hoffman. 360 sprint car heat race wins went to Mike Walter and Colby Wolmer. Bryan Bernheisel and Matt Cochran were super late model heat race winners.

Mallie Shuster earned a $500 bonus from the Newville Family of Companies as the driver with the most 360 sprint car heat race wins throughout 2016.

The Craftsman World of Outlaws Late Model Series will invade the speedway for the 18th annual Jeff’s Auto Body and Recycling Center Late Model National Open at 7 p.m. SUNDAY, Sept. 4.  Tickets will be sold on race day only for this event. Fans who present a Selinsgrove Speedway rain check from any event during the month of August will receive a $5 off adult general admission. Admission will be $30 ($25 with the rain check) and students 12-17 will be just $10! Kids 11 and younger will be admitted FREE.

The limited late models will also be on the Sept. 4 racing program.

The Jim Nace Memorial National Open for the 410 Sprint Cars will close out the season on Saturday, Sept. 17.  The super late models will join the 410 sprint cars as part of the 34th annual Open.

For more information on any of the upcoming events or the speedway you can visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow the track on Facebook or  Twitter. The speedway can also be reached at 570.374.2266.