Raffle Ticket Winners Announced for 2015 National Open Benefit:

Raffle Ticket Winners Announced for 2015 National Open Benefit:

The 2015 R&R Enterprises National open Benefit presented by Fk Rod Ends were once again highlighted with premier raffle drawings this year that included the following, a Brian Brown Helmet donated by Bell Helmets/Shell Shock Designs, 2016 Polaris SPM570 ATV donated by Freedom Powersports and Knoxville Nationals tickets helped propel the record amount of money that was raised at Williams grove speedway this year.

“I can’t thank these businesses enough for their support with raffle items this year, these items help us a ton by raising money throughout the country and allows fans and teams to participate.” Said Kolten Gouse

“We had a total of 30 states participate with the Brian brown helmet this year, and that support is up from last year. “ Said Kolten Gouse

Raffle Ticket Winners:

Brian Brown Helmet:

Al Robertson Jr (Chicago Illinois)

2016 Polaris SPM570 ATV:

John Novitski (Plymouth Pennsylvania)

2016 FVP Knoxville Nationals Tickets:

2-sets of tickets in lower tier Aug 10-13

Mark Bell (boiling spring Pennsylvania)

More Information:

Please Visit www.nationalopenbenefit.com to learn more about how you can participate with our charity event as well as our injured drivers charities that benefit from our event.  

Tomson Scrap Metal Purchases Lernerville Speedway

Tomson Scrap Metal Purchases Lernerville Speedway
Nearly 50 years of history continues with ‘Fab Four Racing’ and special events

SARVER, Pa. – May 12, 2015 – Lernerville Speedway has been sold to Tomson Scrap Metal of Brackenridge, Pa., effective immediately. World Racing Group will continue to operate the speedway under the DIRTcar Racing banner as scheduled for 2015 with the new ownership.

“Lernerville Speedway is an incredible facility with so much history, and we’re excited to see the next generation of ownership take the reins,” said WRG CEO Brian Carter. “We’re very pleased to continue playing a role in Lernerville, especially when it comes to the Firecracker weekend, the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup and the Steel City Stampede. We believe Lernerville is in great hands going forward and look forward to seeing it continue to grow in Western Pennsylvania.”

Family representative Ted Tomson added, “The Tomsons are happy to team up with World Racing Group and bring Lernerville Speedway into our family organization. Lernerville is a top dirt track racing in the country and a gem to our community. The track is a great fit with our family businesses — Tomson Scrap Metal, Brackenridge Heights Golf Course and Restaurant, Stanson Paper Recycling and TSM Harness Racing. Our family has lived in this area their entire lives and this acquisition allows us to invest in the community. Lernerville is a vital community asset providing jobs and entertainment plus giving this area a nationally known facility.”

Lernerville Speedway, about 30 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, opened in the fall of 1967 and has run continuously ever since. Lernerville, one of the most popular family-friendly racetracks in the country, is the home “Fab Four” Friday night racing with Sprint Cars, Dirt Late Models, Big-Block Modifieds and Sportsman Stock Cars.

In 2005, the Martin family sold Lernerville, a 4/10-mile dirt oval, to World Racing Group, which continues to run the weekly program along with special events.

For more information on Lernerville Speedway, click www.Lernerville.com or like the track on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/LernervilleSpeedway.

Knoxville Raceway Hosts FVP National Sprint League in Opener Saturday!

Knoxville Raceway Hosts FVP National Sprint League in Opener Saturday!

Windom, MN (May 5, 2015) – So far, Mother Nature has been cruel to the Knoxville Raceway. For the first time in the track’s history, the first three nights of racing have been washed out at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”. This Saturday night, they will give it another try in a big way! It will be the first of four visits for the FVP National Sprint League in 2015. Saturday will also serve as night #2 for the Durst Motorplex $20,000 bonus going to any driver who can sweep weekend FVP National Sprint League events at Eagle Raceway in Nebraska on Friday, May 8, and at Knoxville Saturday.

Knoxville’s event will also serve as the first eligibility race for the $25,000 DeBerg Concrete Triple Crown Challenge. Drivers eligible for the Challenge must win one FVP National Sprint League race at Knoxville (May 9, June 27, July 4 or August 29), one event at Huset’s Speedway (May 24, July 3 or July 26) and the finale of the Jackson Nationals on September 5.

Saturday will be a sprint car lover’s dream, as three classes of sprints will be in action. In addition to the FVP National Sprint League competing with the 410’s, the Knoxville Championship Cup Series 360 and 305 sprint cars will also be in action!

FVP National Sprint League drivers expected to compete Saturday include four-time Knoxville Nationals champion, nine-time Knoxville track champ and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer, Danny Lasoski, Seven-time Knoxville Raceway champ, Terry McCarl, two-time Knoxville Raceway track champ Brian Brown, two-time “King of California” Tim Kaeding, Knoxville track record holder Brooke Tatnell, seven-time IRA champ Bill Balog, two-time USAC champion Bryan Clauson, five-time Huset’s Speedway champion Mark Dobmeier, Brad Loyet, Dusty Zomer, Davey Heskin and many more!

Justin Henderson, who has finished in the top five at the Knoxville Nationals the last two years will help to lead the local contingent at Knoxville. He will be joined by 2013 Knoxville track champion, Bronson Maeschen, Don Droud Jr., Dustin Selvage and many more who are looking to finally sling mud in 2015 at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World”!

Defending Knoxville Raceway track champion, Ian Madsen is looking forward to Saturday’s FVP National Sprint League event. “I’m really looking forward to any kind of racing at Knoxville!” he says. “The fact that it’s a FVP National Sprint League race is going to make it even bigger, better and cooler! It’s going to be pretty historic. There are a lot of good things to come!”

Grandstand gates open at 6:00 p.m. Saturday. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:45 p.m. with qualifying and racing to follow. Admission is $15 for adults 20+, youth 19 and under are FREE! Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Pit passes are $25. In addition to the sprint car tripleheader, dirt trucks are also on the card.

Durst Motorplex $20,000 Bonus!

Any driver who can sweep events this weekend at Eagle Raceway near Eagle, Nebraska Friday and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on Saturday will earn a $20,000 bonus from Phil Durst, CEO and President of Durst Motor Company. Phil puts his customers first at Durst! The Durst Motor Company has over 95 years in combined experience in the automotive industry in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska. To visit the Durst Motor Company online, visit www.DurstMotorCo.com!

Stay tuned to the FVP National Sprint League website at www.NationalSprintLeague.com, on Facebook, and @NSLSeries on Twitter for more information on the weekend. For more information on Eagle Raceway, visit www.EagleRaceway.com. Knoxville Raceway’s website is located at www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

Photo: Defending Knoxville Championship Cup Series champion Ian Madsen (Dave Hill Photo)

2015 FVP National Sprint League Driver Point Standings

Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA 77x 344
Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA 24 310
Brad Loyet, Sunset Hills, MO o5 307
Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO 2 304
Bryan Clauson, Noblesville, IN 17w 302
Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO 21 279
Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA 3 270
Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND 13 226
Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI 17B 212
Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s, NSW, Aust. 18 211
Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD 82 205
Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL 9 200
Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA 12 193
Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN 56 187
Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. 55 185
Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL 7 178
Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA 81 161
Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA 7TAZ 158
Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA 49 147
Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA 44 124
Bryan Gossel, Windsor, CO 6 120
Stu Snyder, Waverly, NE 23s 118
Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL 7R 114
Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD 09 108
Curtis Evans, Norborne, MO 1P 106
Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA 99 102
Brandon Stevenson, Holstein, IA 0 100
2015 FVP National Sprint League Schedule

Saturday, April 11 – 34 Raceway (Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA)
Friday, May 8 – Eagle Raceway (Eagle, NE)$
Saturday, May 9 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA) ($20,000 bonus from Durst Motorplex to win Eagle and Knoxville)*$
Friday, May 15 – Jacksonville Speedway, “Sprints Gone Wild” w/MOWA (Jacksonville, IL)
Friday, May 22 – Jackson Speedway, Folkens Bros. Trucking Spring Nationals – $10,000 to win! (Jackson, MN)
Sunday, May 24 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)*
Thursday, May 28 – St. Francois County Raceway, “March Through Missouri” (Farmington, MO)
Friday, May 29 – Randolph County Raceway, “March Through Missouri” (Moberly, MO)
Saturday, June 27 – Knoxville Raceway, Mid-Season Championship, $5,000 to win (Knoxville, IA)*
Friday, July 3 – Huset’s Speedway, $5,000 to win (Brandon, SD)*
Saturday, July 4 – Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, IA)*
Friday, July 10 – Park Jefferson International Speedway (Jefferson, SD)
Tuesday, July 21 – Hancock County Speedway (Britt, IA)+
Wednesday, July 22 – Iowa State Fair Speedway (Des Moines, IA)+
Thursday, July 23 – Jackson Speedway (Jackson, MN)+
Friday, July 24 – Crawford County Speedway (Denison, IA)+
Sunday, July 26 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)*
Friday, July 31 – I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, NE)
Monday, August 10 – Southern Iowa Speedway, $20,000 to win Front Row Challenge (Oskaloosa, IA)
Friday, August 21 – Fairmont Raceway (Fairmont, MN)
Saturday, August 22 – Clay County Fair Speedway (Spencer, IA)
Saturday, August 29 – Knoxville Raceway, $5,000 to win (Knoxville, IA)*
Sunday, August 30 – Angell Park Speedway, w/IRA (Sun Prairie, WI)
Friday, September 4 – Jackson Speedway, Jackson Nationals (Jackson, MN)
Saturday, September 5 – Jackson Speedway, Jackson Nationals (Jackson, MN)*
Sunday, September 6 – Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, SD)
Friday, September 11 – Eagle Raceway, Nebraska Cup (Eagle, NE)
Saturday, September 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway, Jerry Richert Memorial w/IRA (New Richmond, WI)
Friday, October 2 – I-80 Speedway, “Fearless 410 Finale” (Greenwood, NE)
Saturday, October 3 – I-80 Speedway, “Fearless 410 Finale” (Greenwood, NE)

*-DeBerg Concrete Triple Crown Challenge Eligibility Race (Must win one at Knoxville, Huset’s and the Jackson Nationals finale September 5)
+-FVP National Sprint League Fair Speedweek
$-Durst Motorplex $20,000 Bonus for Sweeping

FVP National Sprint League

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FVP National Sprint League Series Sponsors

Abdo, Eick & Meyers
Arnold Motor Supply
Bank Midwest
Bosma Poultry
Casey’s General Stores
Hoosier Tire – Official Tire of the NSL
Okoboji Motor Company – Official automobile supplier of the NSL
Rossie Feed & Grain
The Craft Agency

FVP National Sprint League Contingency Sponsors

Bell Racing – “Hard Luck Award”
Brown & Miller Racing Solutions – “3 for 3 Award”
Bulterbuilt – “Unique Tweet your Seat Award”
Cobblestone Hotel & Suites of Knoxville, Iowa
DMI – “Heat Award”
Fuel Safe – “Heat/Dash Award”
Hooker Harness – “Locked-in Award”
Kaeding Performance – “Heat Award”
Hoosier Tire – “Heat Award”
KSE Racing Products – “Hard-charger Award”
Minnesota Mafia – “Quick Time Award”
Speedway Graphics – “From the Tail Award”
Ti22 – “Good as New with Ti22 Award”
Vortex Racing Products – “Clean Sweep Award”

MAY 8 & 9: MOTHER OF ALL SPRINT CAR WEEKENDS

#LetsRaceTwo = “Mother of All Sprint Car Weekends”
Sprint Cars from the World of Outlaws and USAC Take to Eldora on May 8-9; Tickets still just $25

Card_5-8-15_transparent1ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 1, 2015) – Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio conducted the first 500-lap sprint car race in 1965, the first $1 million dollar purse for a sprint car race in 2003 and on May 8-9, will host the historic “Mother of All Sprint Car Weekends”

The winged sprint cars from the World of Outlaws (WoO) and the non-winged sprint cars from the United States Auto Club (USAC) will race at Eldora on both Friday and Saturday nights. It is the first time the two prolific sanctioning bodies will showcase their national winged and non-winged sprint car tours on the same track on the same nights.

Adult tickets are just $25 per night and can be purchased via <HERE> or by calling (937) 338-3815.

Both Friday and Saturday the gates open at 2 p.m. (EDT), with hot laps beginning at 6 p.m. and the racing starting at 7:30 p.m. Children aged 7-12 get in for just $6. Kids 6 and under are admitted free at the gate.

Just four drivers, Jac Haudenschild, Steve Kinser, Danny Smith and Brad Sweet have won in both divisions over the years at Eldora.

Donny Schatz, the six-time WoO champion, has already won six times already in 2015, but hasn’t won at Eldora since July 18, 2009. Since 2010, the hot driver has been Joey Saldana, who has won six times in that period.

Saldana has 12 total wins at Eldora, but is still chasing the King, as the legendary Kinser has 35 total victories at the high-banked half-mile. Recently retired Sammy Swindell has the second most with 21 trips to victory lane at Eldora.

The USAC sanctioning body has been competing at Eldora since 1962 and Dave Darland is looking for his 100th USAC win and his 56th in sprint cars. Darland has won twice this season and has five wins at Eldora including in April 2014.

Tracy Hines is tied for the second most victories at Eldora with nine and he last won in September 2012. Should he win this week, he will be within three races of the Eldora’s favorite son Jack Hewitt, who has won 13 times at the half-mile.

It’s an exciting time at Eldora and another history making weekend at the venerable facility. The buzz for this event has been building since announced in November and ticket sales have been quite strong. Regardless of a fan’s preference for the tradition of the rim riders and the USAC non-wing sprints or the nomadic winged warriors of the World of Outlaws, it should be a fantastic weekend of racing at the “World’s Most Famous Dirt Track.”

About Eldora Speedway:

Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 32nd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic; and the 45th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 62nd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. The Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android is available for free download via iTunes and Google Play.

“The New All Stars” bring Blaney, Shaffer and Holtgraver home

“The New All Stars” bring Blaney, Shaffer and Holtgraver home
Rush Late Models, Modifieds and Pic-A-Part Sportsman also on the card

Sarver, PA (April 29, 2015) When the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints invade the Action Track, it’s really more like a homecoming. For the past few seasons, former Track Champions Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer and more recently Danny Holtgraver have been flag bearers for the All Stars and each has benefitted from home cooking in recent years.

All three are scheduled to be in action this Friday, April 10 as the All Stars make their first visit to Western PA under the leadership of Three-Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart. “The New All Stars” refers to the fact that they also include the impactful, but short-lived Renegade Sprint Series and thus a larger contingent than they’ve brought to the track in quite a few years.

1993 Track Champion Tim Shaffer leads all drivers with Lernerville All Star wins with four; one each from 2008 through 2011. 1991 Champ Dale Blaney has two All Star wins at the Action Track; 1996 and 2010. The most recent Track Champion (2010) Danny Holtgraver is also the most recent winner of the trio; having pocketed $5,000 for winning in 2012.

However, if any of these three touring stars intends to stand victorious in Victory Lane again, they’ll have to deal with The Apollo Rocket who is undefeated at Lernerville this season. Lynch ran down and passed AJ Flick on Opening Night and Brandon Matus last Friday to bump his division leading win total to 110. Lynch, like Blaney, has two Lernerville All Star wins; 1994 and 2004.

While he hasn’t won one at Lernerville yet, third-generation star Brandon Matus does have an All Star win to his credit and would bring the house down if he was able to spring the upset Friday Night.

Lee Jacobs won a pair of features at Lernerville last season, including the All Star feature, and returned to action on Opening Night to prepare for this event after missing the end of last season with an injury.

The All Stars spent last weekend in Central PA at Williams Grove and Port Royal with Greg Hodnett and Cody Darrah taking the wins respectively. Dale Blaney leads the All Star points by just 12 points over Ryan Smith and 14 points over Cody Darrah. Danny Holtgraver is fifth in points and Tim Shaffer is seventh.

In addition to the All Star Sprints, the Sweeney RUSH Late Models and Modifieds will also be in action for the first time this season. The Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman, which is being infused with the Sweeny RUSH Pro Stock Series, will also be on the card for their third race of the season.

Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas resumes next Friday, May 8 on Diehl Automotive Night. The longtime division sponsor of the DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds will have a cavalcade of Toyota, Scion, Dodge, Ram, Chrysler and the newest member of the group Volkswagen on display for the “Finest Race Fans in the World.”

To view the entire 2015 Lernerville Speedway schedule log on to www.Lernerville.com and follow us on Twitter, if you don’t already, @Lernerville.

Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Race Report 4.17

Ed Lynch Jr. pads Hall of Fame Resume with 110th Win
King Brothers return to Victory Lane in the Precise Lates and Diehl Mods
Terry Young continues Opening Night success in Sportsman division

Sarver, PA (April 17, 2015) A rather gloomy morning gave way to crystal clear blue skies and warm temperatures for Opening Night of Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas at Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway as 73 cars turned took to the clay, many for the first time in 2015.

The recent spring rains helped to produce a very fast surface and action that was not for the feint of heart as several red flags waved throughout the four features. And at the end of four features, familiar faces made their way to victory lane, disrupting a pair of upsets in the making in the Peoples TWP Sprint and Diehl Modified features.

Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints:

Brent Matus and Ralph Spithaler, who hadn’t made an appearance at the action track in quite some time, brought the opening feature of the night to the green flag, but it was Eric “Turkey” Williams that took the initial lead while AJ Flick vaulted to second in the early laps.

Lurking behind them both was one Ed Lynch Jr. who wasted no time making his presence known. The all time leading sprint feature winner in Lernerville history was flying from the get go and on lap six both he and Flick managed their way by Williams. From that point on, it was a two man battle for the win, and Flick who led the majority of the laps while Lynch looked content to be patient and wait for the perfect moment.

But Lynch’s patience almost wasn’t rewarded as Flick maneuvered through lapped traffic using the mid to high groove while he kept Lynch at bay. But as Flick was attempting to lap Brandon Matus, he jumped the cushion in turn two and managed to get into the marbles coming out of turn four on lap 22, opening the door for Lynch to make his way around. Flick could not find a way to build up enough momentum to challenge Lynch for the lead once it was lost, but still came home a strong second. Brandon Spithaler charged forward from his ninth starting spot to round out the podium. Eric Williams, Ralph Spithaler, Lee Jacobs, Brandon Matus, Brent Matus, Dan Shetler and Sye Lynch started the campaign with top ten finishes in that order.

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models:

For the second straight year, Russ King ruled the Precise Late Models on Opening Night holding off Jared Miley and Alex Free. However this year, the Bristolville, OH native had to overcome a track that was starting to change and a revamped Kenny Schaltenbrand who had jumped out to the early lead looking strong in doing so.

Schaltenbrand lead Jared Miley in the early laps with King staying close in third until the caution flag waved on lap seven for Tony Musolino. Miley took the lead and stuck to the low side of the track while King was making great time up top. Schaltenbrand would then drop out of the running on lap 11, suffering a mechanical issue which brought out the caution.

On the ensuing restart, King put Miley behind him to take the lead, but Miley would stay close until a lap 21 caution brought the field together one last time. And out of nowhere the crowd saw 15th starting Alex Ferree, who’d picked his way through the cautions and the rest of the field, become a player for the feature win.

Ferree would take second from Jared Miley with one lap to go, but neither could run down King who was the class of the field yet again on opening night. Mike Pegher Jr. salvaged a fourth place finish despite some bad luck earlier in the night. Doug Eck, Dan Swartzlander, Chuck Sarver, Gary Lyle and Todd Bachman rounded out the top ten.

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds:

In the wildest feature of the night, Rex King Jr survived the competition and the carnage to take the victory. The 2014 track champion started on the pole and narrowly avoided disaster in the first set of turns as contact claimed Mat Williamson and Dave Murdick before lap 1 was in the books.

Williamson would return, with a completely re-arranged right rear quarter panel as the race resumed as King Jr sprinted out to the early lead. The action was halted on lap three when Carl Murdick flipped on his roof in turn two. Murdick was okay, and when the race resumed, King Jr was run down and passed by New York invader Justin Wright on lap 6. Wright looked like he had the car to beat for the majority of race and maneuvered through the lapped traffic with ease as King Jr followed him through staying close to the leader.

Wright survived a restart and was back to pounding the cushion when Garrett Krummert brought out the yellow on lap 22. King Jr then made his way around on the restart but could not get very far before the red flag flew again when Steve Feder took a wild ride on the front stretch, going airborne in the process.

Wright had one final chance, but couldn’t manage to get back around King Jr in the final two lap shootout.

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Behind all the action, Williamson came from the tail of the field following the opening lap melee to pass Brian Swartzlander for a hard fought podium finish. Mike Turner was fifth, followed by Rex King Sr., Shawn Fleeger, Tom Winkle, Jeremiah Shingledecker and Jeff Miller.

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman:

Terry Young pulled off a Russ King in the Pic-A-Part Sportsman division, garnering the Opening Night victory for a second year in a row. But it would be no easy win for Young who came from his 9th starting spot to earn the victory.

Joey Zambotti and Mark Sanders led the field to green but it took less than two laps for Paul Schreckengost to take early control of the race. Behind him, Brett McDonald and Bob Egley charged forward to second and third respectively. The action stopped on lap 15 when rookie of the year Aaron Easler, Joe Kelley and 2014 champion Jim Fosnaught tangled in turn 2 to bring out the caution and set up a five lap dash to the checkered.

Young would not entertain any visions of a thrilling finish as he checked out and put an exclamation point on the night while Bob Egley snagged second away from Mike Miller in the waning laps. Corey McPherson was fourth, Paul Schreckengost was fifth and then Brett McDonald, Rob Shook, Joe Kelley, Scott Byers and Joey Zambotti rounded out the top ten.

Race Report provided courtesy of Gary Heeman/ TheDirtNetwork.blogspot.com

Green flag is ready to fly on Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Opening Night 2015

Green flag is ready to fly on Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Opening Night 2015

Sarver, PA (April 14, 2015) The green flag is in the air and ready to drop on the 2015 season of Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas which starts with Opening Night this Friday, April 17. Budweiser Points will be on line right from the start, which means that Carl Bowser, Alex Ferree, Rex King Jr. and Jim Fosnaught will have to bring their A-Game from the start if they intend on standing victorious in Victory Lane on Championship Night in August.

2014 runners up Brandon Matus, John Garvin Jr. and Rob Shook still seek to add their names to the illustrious list of Lernerville Speedway Track Champions, while Brian Swartzlander looks to add to his Hall of Fame resume with an unprecedented eighth Track Championship in a single division. Inaugural Class Hall of Famers Bob Wearing Sr. and Lou Blaney each have nine total; split between two divisions.

In the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints, Carl Bowser enters 2015 having scored his second Track Championship and five feature wins. The Peoples TWP Sprint division is chock-full of third generation stars with last year’s runner up Brandon Matus leading the way, while AJ Flick and Sye Lynch each have big shoes to fill following in the footsteps of their fathers and grandfathers. Lynch carries high hopes for 2015 National 410 Sprint Rookie of the Year consideration, just as Flick did last season. Eric Williams, Brandon Spithaler and Jack Sodeman Jr. each had off years in 2014 for different reasons, but could all challenge Bowser for the crown.

The Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Model division boasts a strong trio of drivers poised to steal the crown from Alex Ferree, (now a five-time Track Champion), coming off back-to-back titles. John Garvin Jr., Russell King and Mike Pegher Jr. are all title contenders, while young gun Michael Norris looks to shake off the dark clouds that that found him in 2014 and add to his two feature wins that provided the silver lining.

Rex King Jr. was a pleasant surprise in the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds last season with five feature wins and his first Lernerville Track Championship. To do so, he had to hold off former Track Champions Brian Swartzlander and Dave Murdick, as well as his father Rex King Sr. Jeremiah Shingledecker and Mat Williamson will also be back in the title hunt for 2015, but the wild card of the division will be Garrett Krummert who returns to his Modified roots after trying his hand in the Late Models ranks the past few seasons.

Jim Fosnaught dominated the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman division with a total of seven feature wins en route to an emotional first championship for the Fosnaught family; brother Jason was a title contender a few years back before moving up to the Late Model and E-Mod ranks. Rob Shook and Corey McPherson chased Fosnaught the whole way to final checkered flag. As mentioned above, Shook seeks his first title, while McPherson pursues his third crown in four seasons. Former Track Champions Joe Kelley and Mike Miller will be in the hunt, as will rising stars Aaron Easler and Joey Zambotti. As always, the Sportsman division promises to be wide open with 8-10 cars capable of winning on any given night!

The new and improved infield scored debuted to rave reviews last Saturday during the annual Test & Tune practice session. The scoreboard displays the top ten positions on the track; is updated in real time by MyLaps Timing and Scoring; and has green, yellow and red lights to replicate track conditions.

Drivers can save time on Opening Night by downloading and filling out registration paperwork from our website www.Lernerville.com by clicking the “DOWNLOADS” tab and printing the Registration Packet and W-9 form.

With weather always tenuous this time of year, now is a great time to renew your FREE subscription to RainedOut.com for text alerts in the event that we have to cancel a race. There is also a link on our homepage to sign up for the RainedOut text alerts.

To view the entire 2015 Lernerville Speedway schedule log on to www.Lernerville.com and follow us on Twitter, if you don’t already, @Lernerville.