We begin with Pennsylvania…
Perhaps the driver to keep an eye one right now in Central Pennsylvania is Lance Dewease. Dewease currently holds the top spot in Williams Grove Speedway points; as well as holds the lead in the Central PA sprint car point standings. Dewease has six wins so far in 2011 in central PA competition; and looks to propel that number into the double digits before the season is over.
Lance was unable to achieve any victories this weekend; as Daryn Pittman picked up back-t0-back 410 wins this Friday and Saturday night at Williams Grove and Port Royal Speedway’s – leaving Brian Leppo to win his 2nd Lincoln Speedway 410 feature of the year at the other Saturday night facility.
This weekend, both Williams Grove and Port Royal Speedway’s will offer 410 action; with a little extra kick. As a support class to the 410’s, the URC 360’s will invade Mechanicsburg and Port Royal, Pennsylvania for a 360/358 Challenge. Abbottstown’s, Lincoln Speedway, will also showcase 410 action on Saturday night.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will get back on the dirt tomorrow night at Black Hills Speedway in beautiful South Dakota. Steve Kinser is two for two right now in ‘Great Northern Tour’ competition- as the Outlaws continue to invade the northern part of the United States.
The ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ will showcase the best sprint car drivers in the country one last time in South Dakota tomorrow night; from there, they head to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for a two day appearance at the Castrol Raceway this Friday and Saturday evening. Jason Meyers holds an 89 point lead going into tomorrow night’s event. The King of the Outlaws, Steve Kinser, and 4 time series champion, Donny Schatz, are currently tied for the runner up spot in the point championship. Craig Dollansky and Paul McMahan round out the top five.
The All-Star Circuit of Champions will host another Ohio Region event this Saturday night at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Most of the Fully Injected representatives will be in action with “America’s Series” on Saturday night. All Star championship contenders such as Tim Shaffer and Dale Blaney are expected to be on hand; along with a full talented roster of 410 All- Stars including David Gravel and Cap Henry. They will face off against current Mercer Raceway Park point leader, Bob Felmlee, and a whole slew of Fully Injected talent including such names as Rod George, Danny Holtgraver, Scott Priester, Brandon Spithaler, Adam Kekich, and Brandon Matus. George, Holtgraver, and Spithaler, own wins at the Mercer, PA facility in 2011. One of Fully Injected’s youngest stars, Brandon Matus, also finds himself on the win list in 2011; but at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania.
Fully Injected’s, Rod George, currently sits second in both Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park point standings. Danny Holtgraver, who has been spending most of his summer on the road with the All-Star Circuit of Champions, sits 4th in Ohio Region All-Star points and 10th respectively in the national standings. Both Rod and Danny look to defend their western Pennsylvania home turf this weekend and pick up an extra $5,000 in the process. Tim Shaffer leads the All-Star National points race- while Ohio native, Dale Blaney, leads the Ohio Region points chase.
Local to home news…
Carl Bowser recently clinched his 2011 Lernerville Speedway Track Championship. Lernerville’s cancelled event on Friday allowed the Terry Bowser Excavating no. 10 to officially be crowned champion of the Sarver, PA 4/10’s mile.
FAST (Fremont/Attica Sprint Title) action will continue this weekend with night #20 of the northwestern Ohio 410 mini series . Dean Jacobs continues to ride the edge of the point lead in Fremont/Attica Sprint Title action; as he holds just a 5 point lead over Bryan Sebetto going into this weekend’s round at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday night. Jacobs and Sebetto each own three wins in FAST competition in 2011. Byron Reed, who shouldn’t be counted out of the FAST championship just yet, currently rides third in the overall standings; just 32 points behind Jacobs.
Don’t forget to keep checking back to Fully Injected’s merchandise collection. Currently, all sizes are sold out- with the exception of a few 2XL’s and 3XL’s in a few designs. Additionally, a brand new hoodie, along with new flex fit hats, will be released to the public in time for the fall season.
Thanks for checking out this week’s edition of the Monday Night Review!