SELINSGROVE, PA - Selinsgrove Speedway swings back into action at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 22, with a four division program of 360 sprint cars, super late models, pro stocks, and roadrunners on Bernheisel Race Components Night. Track gates will open at 5 p.m.
For the 2015 season, Jim Bernheisel, President of Bernheisel Race Components, announced a local track sponsorship program that will provide more than $60,000 in awards, parts, and cash to the late models, limited late models, and econo late models at five area speedways, including Selinsgrove.
This Saturday the super late models will compete in a 25-lap main event paying $1,500 to win. The points margin among the top four drivers in the standings is the closest it has been in years in the chase for the Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center/Bernheisel Race Components chase for the championship.
Three-time winners Steve Campbell and Jeff Rine, both of Danville, are separated by just five points, with Campbell holding the upper hand entering this weekend’s racing. One-time winner Dave Zona of Montrose is just 55 points behind the leader, with Jim Yoder of Selinsgrove trailing in fourth by 75 points.
TJ Stutts of Liverpool picked up his third 360 sprint car win of the season last Saturday night in the $10,000-to-win Mach 1 Chassis National Open. He leads the standings by 270 points over defending champion and four-time winner Mark Smith of Sunbury. One-time winner Davie Franek of Wantage, N.J., is 310 points behind Stutts in the third position.
Both the A&A Auto Stores pro stocks and roadrunners return to racing action this Saturday. Just ten points separate one-time winner and leader AJ Stroup of Evendale from two-time winner Andrew Shoop of Mifflintown.
In the roadrunner standings, two-time winner John Fowler Jr. of Milmont holds a 50-point lead over one-time winner Bob Bussey of Northumberland.
Selinsgrove Speedway will present another four division racing card on Saturday, Aug. 29, with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioning the 17th annual Late Model National Open on Sunday, Sept. 6, over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The final points race for the speedway’s weekly four divisions is slated for Saturday, Sept. 12, on Foss Jewelers Night. Paul Stine Chevrolet will be the title sponsor of the Jim Nace Memorial 33rd annual National Open for 410 sprint cars on Saturday, Sept. 19, to close out the 2015 season.
Selinsgrove Raceway Park will be in action with weekly Friday night go kart racing programs at 7 p.m. through Sept. 25.
For the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The speedway office can also be reached at 570.374.2999.