Selinsgrove Speedway will return to racing action at 6 p.m. this Saturday, April 14, with the second four division racing program of the 2012 season featuring the A&A Auto Stores 358 sprint cars, Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center late models, Salem RV Center/Byers Built Engines pro stocks, and Collier Paving & Construction roadrunners. Track gates will open at 4 p.m.
Former two-time track champion Pat Cannon of Etters has dominated early season action in the 358 sprint car division, having won the season openers at Williams Grove, Port Royal, and Selinsgrove Speedways. Cannon also won the Mach 1 Chassis 360 Sprint Car Series opener at Selinsgrove on March 31. He currently leads the point standings over Mark Smith of Sunbury.
College student Dylan Yoder of Selinsgrove posted a convincing win in the late model season opener last Saturday. Yoder, the winner of a championship race at the speedway last June, leads the point standings over Coleby Frye of Dover and five-time defending champion Jeff Rine of Danville entering this weekend’s second race of the season for the late models.
Two-time defending pro stock champion AJ Hoffman of Richfield leads the division’s standings by 40 points over Nate Kerstetter of Liverpool after three races. Hoffman has won two of the three events, with Mike Kiehl of Ashland winning his first career pro stock race on March 31.
Defending champion Bob Bussey of Northumberland won his first roadrunner feature of the season last Saturday and leads the standings by 30 points over opening night winner Keith Bissinger of Orangeville.
Selinsgrove Speedway will also present four division shows this month on April 21, sponsored by Advanced Concrete Systems, and April 28, which will be a late model spring championship sponsored by Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center.
Selinsgrove Raceway Park will present a complete program of go kart and micro sprint car racing at 7 p.m. this Friday, April 13. Roger Spencer of Montgomery won the season opener for the Selinsgrove Ford micro sprint cars last Friday night and leads the point standings over Nathan Ritter of Selinsgrove entering this weekend’s racing action.
The speedway will welcome the Boy Scouts of America as part of this weekend’s “Speedway Camporee” Friday and Saturday. A race car display is scheduled to take place on the speedway grounds at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Race teams interested in participating in this learning opportunity for the Cub Scouts should contact the speedway at email@example.com.
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