FINAL POINTS

  DRIVER CAR # POINTS
1 KENNY PENNYJOHN 38 1103
2 JEFF RINE 92/2J 976
3 MATT COSNER 66C/21* 943
4 JASON COVERT 72 906
5 MIKE LUPFER 6 878
6 DAN STONE 2 860
7 DYLAN YODER 24 802
8 BRYAN BERNHEISEL 119B 760
9 AUSTIN HUBBARD 11H 673
10 WAYLON WAGNER 5W 640
12 JUSTIN KANN 66 628
11 COLEBY FRYE 0 613
13 ANDY HAUS 76 578
14 KEITH JACKSON 11J 577
15 NICK DICKSON 17D 540
16 JARED MILEY H1 536
17 AUSTIN BERRY 86 452
18 JERRY BARD 26 437
19 MATT PARKS 15 406
20 RICK ECKERT 7 401
21 WALKER ARTHUR 87 387
22 ALLEN BRANNON 11N 383
23 BILLY WAMPLER 1W 374
24 GREGG SATTERLEE 22 366
25 HAYES MATTERN 9 313
26 LARRY BAER 0F 302
27 ANDY FRIES 82 299
28 CHAD HOLLENBECK 4D'S 294
29 DAVE STAMM 10 284
30 TIM WILSON 3 279
32 DJ MYERS 70J 274
31 DANNY SNYDER 4S 256
33 GENE KNAUB 1 254
34 DJ TROUTMAN 7 250
35 DAVE BROUSE JR 14Z/29Z 247
36 PATRICK BRYNER 4P 237
37 TRAVIS STICKLEY 31 234
38 RALPH MORGAN JR 44 223
39 MAX BLAIR 111 211
40 MATT SPONAUGLE 8 211
41 ROSS ROBINSON 7R 211
42 STEVE CAMPBELL 2C 211
43 GLENN ELLIOTT 5 199
44 MARVIN WINTERS 46 198
45 JOE MARTIN 61 191
46 DEVIN FRIESE 12 189
47 RANCE GARLOCK 72R 188
48 JIM YODER 0F 183
49 TYLER HORST 14 168
50 TIM SMITH JR 39 163
51 MASON ZIEGLER 43A 158
52 MARK PETTYJOHN 8 156
53 PANCHO LAWLER 93 155
54 KENNY MORELAND 24M 151
55 CHUCK CLISE 5 150
57 JASON SCHMIDT 11S 147
56 MIKE MORT M1 144
58 TOM DECKER JR 43 143
59 RANDY BURKHOLDER 77 139
60 CS FITZGERALD 100 138
61 MATT COCHRAN 16 125
62 RICK SINGLETON 99* 124
64 BRAD OMPS 5 124
63 ROB MARHEFKA 99FM 110
65 SCOTT PALMER 86P 105
66 TONY ADAMS 88 104
67 CHARLES POWELL JR 94 100
69 TREVOR FEATHERS 20 100
68 ERIC ZEMBOWER 49 94
70 GARY STUHLER 1 94
71 DAVE ZONA 99Z 93
72 KEITH BARBARA 17 92
73 MIKE ALTOBELLI 79 88
75 BRIAN BOOZE B2 88
74 DONNIE SCHICK 1 85
76 BOB DUNN 34 74
77 JUSTIN WEAVER 21*X 74
80 ROBBY SMITH 3 74
79 SCOTT FLICKINGER 15 74
78 KYLE LEAR 1MD 73
83 DEVIN HART 33K 73
87 TOM DECKER 3RD 43D 73
85 DAVE TROUTMAN 7T 72
81 SHAWN CLAAR 20 72
86 MIKE STECK 5M 72
84 ERIC IRVIN 87X 72
82 CHRIS CASNER C33 72
88 DARRAS DENEEN 22 71
89 TROY SWINDELL 21* 71
90 BRAD KLING 8 71
91 JOHN WEAVER W3 71
CODY ROBBINS 50R 71
JASON MILLER 94 71
BUMP HEADMAN B22 71
STEVE STITT 99 71
ANDREW YODER 2Y 71
CHAD MYERS 21 70
NATHAN LONG 63 70
VERN ZERBY 14Z 70
JEFF JOHNSON 72J 69
TYLER HERSHEY 74 69
JAMES MYERS 75 68
 

Hagerstown points

CAR # DRIVER Total Points
1 38 KENNY PENNYJOHN 884
2 92/2J JEFF RINE 795
3 72 JASON COVERT 782
4 66C/21* MATT COSNER 772
5 2 DAN STONE 742
6 6 MIKE LUPFER 733
7 24 DYLAN YODER 650
8 66 JUSTIN KANN 628
9 11J KEITH JACKSON 577
10 119B BRYAN BERNHEISEL 572
11 5W WAYLON WAGNER 568
12 11H AUSTIN HUBBARD 568
13 17D NICK DICKSON 540
14 H1 JARED MILEY 536
15 0 COLEBY FRYE 501
16 76 ANDY HAUS 473
17 15 MATT PARKS 406
18 87 WALKER ARTHUR 387
19 1W BILLY WAMPLER 374
20 26 JERRY BARD 364
21 86 AUSTIN BERRY 329
22 0F LARRY BAER 302
23 82 ANDY FRIES 299
24 3 TIM WILSON 279
25 70J DJ MYERS 274
26 7 DJ TROUTMAN 250
27 9 HAYES MATTERN 243
28 31 TRAVIS STICKLEY 234
29 11N ALLEN BRANNON 226
30 44 RALPH MORGAN JR 223
31 111 MAX BLAIR 211
32 8 MATT SPONAUGLE 211
33 10 DAVE STAMM 210
34 5 GLENN ELLIOTT 199
35 46 MARVIN WINTERS 198
36 61 JOE MARTIN 191
37 12 DEVIN FRIESE 189
38 72R RANCE GARLOCK 188
39 7 RICK ECKERT 181
40 14Z/29Z DAVE BROUSE JR 172
41 22 GREGG SATTERLEE 171
42 14 TYLER HORST 168
43 4S DANNY SNYDER 165
44 39 TIM SMITH JR 163
45 43A MASON ZIEGLER 158
46 8 MARK PETTYJOHN 156
47 93 PANCHO LAWLER 155
48 24M KENNY MORELAND 151
49 5 CHUCK CLISE 150
50 M1 MIKE MORT 144
51 43 TOM DECKER JR 143
52 77 RANDY BURKHOLDER 139
53 7R ROSS ROBINSON 139
54 100 CS FITZGERALD 138
55 2C STEVE CAMPBELL 137
56 99* RICK SINGLETON 124
57 5 BRAD OMPS 124
58 4D'S CHAD HOLLENBECK 118
59 99FM ROB MARHEFKA 110
60 86P SCOTT PALMER 105
61 94 CHARLES POWELL JR 100
62 20 TREVOR FEATHERS 100
63 49 ERIC ZEMBOWER 94
64 1 GARY STUHLER 94
65 1 GENE KNAUB 93
66 17 KEITH BARBARA 92
67 4P PATRICK BRYNER 92
68 79 MIKE ALTOBELLI 88
69 B2 BRIAN BOOZE 88
70 0F JIM YODER 87
71 11S JASON SCHMIDT 76
72 34 BOB DUNN 74
73 21*X JUSTIN WEAVER 74
74 1MD KYLE LEAR 73
75 33K DEVIN HART 73
76 43D TOM DECKER III 73
77 7T DAVE TROUTMAN 72
78 20 SHAWN CLAAR 72
79 5M MIKE STECK 72
80 87X ERIC IRVIN 72
81 22 DARRAS DENEEN 71
82 21* TROY SWINDELL 71
83 8 BRAD KLING 71
84 W3 JOHN WEAVER 71
85 50R CODY ROBBINS 71
86 94 JASON MILLER 71
87 B22 BUMP HEADMAN 71
88 21 CHAD MYERS 70
89 72J JEFF JOHNSON 69
90 74 TYLER HERSHEY 69
91 75 JAMES MYERS 68
 

Hesston points  (after night 2)

CAR # DRIVER Total Points
92/2J JEFF RINE 692
38 KENNY PENNYJOHN 686
66C/21* MATT COSNER 629
6 MIKE LUPFER 613
72 JASON COVERT 591
24 DYLAN YODER 560
H1 JARED MILEY 536
2 DAN STONE 524
66 JUSTIN KANN 515
119B BRYAN BERNHEISEL 504
5W WAYLON WAGNER 494
17D NICK DICKSON 465
0 COLBY FRYE 431
11J KEITH JACKSON 404
11H AUSTIN HUBBARD 382
1W BILLY WAMPLER 374
76 ANDY HAUS 338
15 MATT PARKS 329
87 WALKER ARTHUR 318
82 ANDY FRIES 299
26 JERRY BARD 290
3 TIM WILSON 279
70J DJ MYERS 274
86 AUSTIN BERRY 257
7 DJ TROUTMAN 250
9 HAYES MATTERN 243
0F LARRY BAER 232
44 RALPH MORGAN JR 223
111 MAX BLAIR 211
61 JOE MARTIN 191
14Z/29Z DAVE BROUSE JR 172
22 GREGG SATTERLEE 171
4S DANNY SNYDER 165
39 TIM SMITH JR 163
31 TRAVIS STICKLEY 159
43A MASON ZIEGLER 158
93 PANCHO LAWLER 155
11N ALLEN BRANNON 153
5 CHUCK CLISE 150
M1 MIKE MORT 144
43 TOM DECKER JR 143
10 DAVE STOMM 141
2C STEVE CAMPBELL 137
5 GLENN ELLIOTT 129
99* RICK SINGLETON 124
4D'S CHAD HOLLENBECK 118
72R RANCE GARLOCK 114
8 MATT SPONAUGLE 112
99FM ROB MARHEFKA 110
94 CHARLES POWELL JR 100
14 TYLER HORST 95
49 ERIC ZEMBOWER 94
1 GENE KNAUB 93
17 KEITH BARBARA 92
4P PATRICK BRYNER 92
79 MIKE ALTOBELLI 88
0F JIM YODER 87
12 DEVIN FRIESE 76
11S JASON SCHMIDT 76
34 BOB DUNN 74
1MD KYLE LEAR 73
33K DEVIN HART 73
43D TOM DECKER III 73
7T DAVE TROUTMAN 72
20 SHAWN CLAAR 72
5M MIKE STECK 72
87X ERIC IRVIN 72
22 DARRAS DENEEN 71
21* TROY SWINDELL 71
77 RANDY BURKHOLDER 71
8 BRAD KLING 71
W3 JOHN WEAVER 71
50R CODY ROBBINS 71
 

Welcome home, Jason Covert

By Kevin Kovac
DirtonDirt.com senior writer


SPRING RUN, Pa. (June 6) — Welcome home, Jason Covert.

Returning to the track where he started his racing career in 1987 for the first time in nearly 15 years, the 45-year-old driver from York Haven, Pa., registered an emotional $4,000 triumph in Monday night’s 40-lap Appalachian Mountain Speedweek presented by Century Link feature at Path Valley Speedway Park.

Covert called on all his old knowledge of the high-banked, quarter-mile oval to outduel Gregg Satterlee of Indiana, Pa., for the lead just after the race’s midway point and then pull away from the pack after Satterlee’s hopes were dashed by a right-rear flat tire on lap 31.

“To win a big race here …” Covert said in victory lane, his voice trailing off and cracking with heartfelt emotion. “I’m never speechless, but I’m almost speechless.”

Covert, who grew up just 10 minutes away from Path Valley, controlled the action after Satterlee’s demise and steered his Cameron-Mann Motorsports Rocket XR1 car across the finish line with a half-straightaway edge over defending AMS champion Jeff Rine of Danville, Pa. Rine started 11th in his Longhorn Race Car and inherited the runner-up spot on lap 31 when Satterlee pitted for a tire change.

Joe Martin of Punxsutawney, Pa., finished third driving veteran western Pennsylvania car owner Rick Peterman’s MasterSbilt by Huey machine. It was the 30-year-old’s first-ever AMS start and just his eighth Super Late Model run since moving up from the Crate Late Model division earlier this season.

Justin Kann of Huntingdon, Pa., moved up from the eighth starting spot to finish fourth and Danny Snyder of Green Lane, Pa., survived several body-damaging scrapes during the evening to earn hard-charger honors with an advance from the 22nd starting spot to a fifth-place finish.

Bryan Bernheisel of Lebanon, Pa., finished sixth and Satterlee rallied from his late pit stop to place seventh.

Satterlee’s misfortune ended the titanic battle for the lead he waged with Covert, who moved forward from the sixth starting spot to run second by lap four and then assumed command for the first time on lap 13 when Satterlee had problems on the cushion in turn two. The two good friends then raced side-by-side for multiple circuits, with Satterlee slipping ahead to lead laps 23-24 before Covert regained the top spot on lap 25.

After the first 13 laps were slowed by nine of the rough-and-tumble event’s 10 caution flags, Covert and Satterlee went at it hard during the longest green-flag stretch of the feature. It appeared that their struggle was destined to go down to the wire until Satterlee ran into trouble.

Covert had one word to describe his race with Satterlee: “Intense.”

“I was (chasing) after him, and then he gets over the cushion a little bit (on lap 13) to give me the lead and then he gets after me,” Covert said. “I overheated my tire racing him so I went to the lip … then I was like, Where’s he at? I saw he blew a tire and I’m like, ‘Ah.’

Satterlee, 31, was similarly thrilled by the close race with Covert.

“I don’t think it could get a whole lot better,” Satterlee said. “I don’t know how many laps it lasted … eight or 10?

“It’s always fun when you can race like that. He was kind of in the middle, I was almost in the infield. We used almost all of the racetrack.”

It was a mistake that cost Satterlee the lead that he could never quite get fully back in his grasp.

“I just hit the cushion with my right-rear (on lap 13),” said Satterlee, who started from the outside pole and surged into the lead at the initial green flag. “That thing was just getting bigger and bigger every lap. I thought I was faster when I could use it, and I just got into it a little too hard. I just kind of slid up to it and I got away from it for a second, and then smashed back into it. It just lifted the whole car up on top of it. I pretty much had to stop and Covert went flying by.

“I caught back up to him and I think I was ahead of him a few times (at the start-finish line), but I never really got all the way by him. I was just trying to be patient … I thought when we cleared the lapped cars I could get back to him and go for it at the end, but my right-rear tire cut down and that was the end of it. I think it got a hole in it, ran a little low on air and then it blew up.”

Satterlee wasn’t dejected afterward, however. He enjoyed his first-ever visit to the Path Valley bullring.

“It’s a fun little place,” Satterlee said. “I’d come back for sure.”

Covert certainly wouldn’t have to be enticed to return. He had been anxiously awaiting the chance to compete at Path Valley for the first time since he won a 358 Late Model feature in September 2001.

“When this come on the (AMS) schedule (in 2015), you don’t know how much it meant,” said Covert, whose anticipation level for Path Valley’s biggest Super Late Model event ever rose even higher after last year’s AMS stop was rained out. “To have this happen, and to race Gregg like that … that’s one of my best buddies.

“I thought the track was absolutely fantastic. I think they did a fantastic job … you could race, it was fun. The fans should’ve loved it … I loved it. Gregg and I had an awesome race.

“I’m just overwhelmed,” he added. “I’m gonna savor this one for a long time. I’ve said it a lot, I’m way closer to the end of what I started than I am the beginning, and you gotta really treasure the ones you win because you don’t know if it’s gonna be your last.”

Rine, 38, briefly nosed underneath Covert following the lap-31 restart but couldn’t maintain contact with the leader. He settled for a satisfying runner-up finish.

“I’m used to racing on a big half-mile and this is pretty neat,” Rine said. “I raced a micro-sprint here in about 1993 or ’94 and this is whole different deal here. This was a fun little place.”

Notes: Covert scored his third career AMS victory and first since June 1, 2013, at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway. It was his third overall triumph of 2016. … Kenny Pettyjohn of Millsboro, Del., earned a $300 bonus for recording the fastest overall qualifying lap but had a short-lived feature run. He was in second place on lap four when he slid sideways between turns three and four and was hit by polesitter Waylon Wagner of Lewistown, Pa., and Ralph Morgan Jr. of Mount Union, Pa.; only Wagner continued. … Austin Hubbard of Seaford, Del., moved from 12th to third early but spun in turn one on the fifth lap and was hit softly by Tim Wilson of McClure, Pa., ending his night. Hubbard had repaired his car after it sustained bodywork damage in a heat-race hit he received from Andy Fries of Mercersburg, Pa., that sent both cars spinning in turn three (though both still qualified). … Matt Cosner of Ridgely, W.Va., stopped on the track with terminal engine trouble on lap seven while running in seventh place. The malfunction came two weeks after he experienced problems with his other powerplant. … Second-starter Dan Stone of Thompson, broke a torque arm on the opening lap. ... Coleby Frye of Dover, Pa., was running seventh on a lap-four restart when he slid backwards into the turn-two wall and limped off the track. … Dylan Yoder of Selinsgrove, Pa., broke a motor in hot laps and was done for the night. ... AMS co-promoter Kurt Smith said the event, which was postponed to Monday because of weekend rain, drew a crowd that pleased Path Valley’s promoters. … The AMS has a two-day break before resuming with its concluding weekend on Thursday and Friday at Hesston (Pa.) Speedway; Saturday at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway; and Sunday at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway.

Path Valley points

  DRIVER CAR # POINTS
1 NICK DICKSON 17D 379
2 JEFF RINE 92/2J 373
3 KENNY PENNYJOHN 38 314
4 MATT COSNER 66C 308
5 MIKE LUPFER 6 286
6 BRYAN BERHEISEL 119 275
7 JUSTIN KANN 66 274
8 COLEBY FRYE 0F 252
9 DAN STONE 2 227
10 JASON COVERT 72 223
11 WAYLON WAGNER 5W 222
12 MAX BLAIR 111 211
13 BILLY WAMPLER 1W 207
14 JARED MILEY H1 196
15 JOE MARTIN 61 191
16 DYLAN YODER 24 189
17 DJ TROUTMAN 7 175
18 MATT PARKS 15 171
19 DJ MYERS 70J 171
20 GREGG SATTERLEE 22 171
21 DANNY SNYDER 4S 165
22 TRAVIS STICKLEY 31 159
23 MASON ZIEGLER 43A 158
24 LARRY BAER 0 158
25 HAYES MATTERN 9 146
26 DAVE STOMM 10 141
27 ANDY FRIES 82 132
28 GLENN ELLIOTT 5 129
29 WALKER ARTHUR 87 123
30 JERRY BARD 26 121
31 TIM WILSON 3 114
32 SPONAUGLE 8 112
33 ROB MARHEFKA 99FM 110
34 AUSTIN HUBBARD 11H 110
35 AUSTIN BERRY 86 101
36 TYLER HORST 14 95
37 ZEMBOWER 49 94
38 RALPH MORGAN Jr 44 93
39 KEITH BARBARA 17 92
40 PATRICK BRYNER 4P 92
41 CHUCK CLISE 5 78
42 DEVIN FRIESE 12 76
43 JASON SCHMIDT 11S 76
44 BOB DUNN 34 74
45 KYLE LEAR 1MD 73
46 DEVIN HART 33K 73
47 DAVE TROUTMAN 7T 72
48 SHAWN CLAAR 20 72
49 DARRAS DENEEN 22 71
50 TROY SWINDELL 21* 71
51 RANDY BURKHOLDER 77 71
52 BRAD KLING 8 71
 
Bedford points
  DRIVER CAR # POINTS
1 Nick Dickson 17D 222
2 Max Blair 111 211
3 Jared Miley H1 196
4 Kenny Pettyjohn 38 186
5 Matt Cosner 66C 181
6 Jeff Rine 92 177
7 Matt Parks 15 171
8 Travis Stickley 31 159
9 Mason Zeigler 43A 158
10 Coleby Frye 0F 143
11 Dylan Yoder 24 139
12 Mike Lupfer O6 131
13 Billy Wampler 1W 131
14 Dan Stone 2 126
15 Matt Sponaugle 8 112
16 Rob Marhefka 99FM 110
17 Bryan Bernheisel 119 106
18 Austin Berry 86 101
19 DJ Myers 70J 101
20 Tyler Horst 14 95
21 Eric Zembower 49 94
22 Keith Barbara 17 92
23 Justin Kann 66 88
24 DJ Troutman 7 82
25 Larry Baer 0 81
26 Chuck Clise 5 78
27 Dave Troutman 7T 72
28 Darras Deneen 22 71
29 Troy Swindell 21* 71
30 Waylon Wagner 5W 70
31 Dave Stamm 10 50
 

For immediate release:

May 2, 2016

Only a month away, the KRS Graphics Appalachian Mountain Speedweek presented by DIRTonDIRT.com gears up for the 8th annual mini-series.

With a little over thirty days away from the start of the 8th annual Appalachian Mountain Speedweek presented by DIRTonDIRT.com, the series, drivers and fans are starting to feel the excitement build up, anticipating the start of the annual mini-series. Back again this year will be the Fast Time, Hard Charger and Hard Luck Awards along with numerous product awards given to the drivers during each event. The Series is proud to announce, that with the help of all our wonderful marketing partners, we again WILL NOT charge the teams any entrance fee to come and put on a show for the fans.
With over $150,000 up for grabs throughout the 7 scheduled events, the 2016 edition will be the most lucrative since the speedweek's inception in 2009. In addition to all that cash, Bernheisel Race Components, Booze Brothers Performance, Close Racing Supply and Keyser Manufacturing Co. will present gift certificates to random drivers at each race on the 2016 schedule.

• Bedford Speedway will kick-off the series on Friday, June 3rd at the historic Bedford Fairgrounds. The Speedway is celebrating their 80th year of operation in 2016. The 40 lap feature will pay $4,000 to win/$400 to start. For more information on Bedford Speedway's 80th year celebration and schedule visit them on the web at www.bedfordspeedway.com

• Staying with the Fairground tradition the series heads to the beautiful Port Royal Speedway the very next night where the super late models will join the high powered 410 sprint cars for the $4,000 to Win/$400 to start 40 lap race on Saturday, June 4th. Visit www.portroyalspeedway.com for information on their 2016 happenings.

• Sunday, June 5th sees the speedweek series hit the 1/4 bull ring of Path Valley Speedway for a 40 lap event. The first ever visit of the high powered super late models will garner the winner a cool $4,000 with $400 to take the green. Path Valley will also utilize the Monday June 6th date as a rain date in case of inclement weather on the 5th. Check them out at www.pathvalley.com

• After a few days off, the series and its drivers will head to Hesston Speedway for not only their first speedweek race at the facility but also, it will be the first 2-day event in speedweek history. The event will see two separate complete programs on Thursday, June 9th and Friday, June 10th. The Thursday portion will be a 30 lap affair paying $3,000 to win with $350 to take the green. On Friday, the cars & stars of the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek will take part in $5,000 to win, 50 lap championship race that will also pay $500 to start. The tracks official website is www.hesstonspeedway.com

• On Saturday, June 11th the series heads south of the Mason Dixon line to the Capitol of Dirt Track Racing, the Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown Maryland. The only speedway to host an event in all 8 years of the speedweek existence will see the drivers battle for an added purse of $5,000 to win over the 40 lap distance. For more information regarding the Hagerstown Speedway schedule and events you can check them out on the web at www.dirtcapitol.com

• The series concludes at the new Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, June 12th with a 40 lap feature that will pay $4000 to the winner with $400 to start. Under new management, Selinsgrove will also host the awards ceremony following the event. They have an exciting schedule planned for rejuvenated half mile. Check out the existing happenings at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

Ernie D's Enterprises will sponsor the "Challenge the Clock" Fast Time Award at all 7 races. The fast qualifier at each event will receive an additional $200 from Ernie & Connie Davis.
Ernie D's FAST TIME AWARD - $200

D&D Auto Recycling has come onboard to present the Hard Charger Award at all 7 events. The driver that advances the most positions in the feature event each race will receive a cash award of $200 courtesy of Doug Timmons.
D&D HARD CHARGER AWARD - $200

MBH Race Cars will once again sponsor the series Hard Luck Award. At each event that driver experiencing the toughest night as voted it on by the series will receive an extra $100 presented by Billy Vacek and MBH Race Cars.
MBH HARD LUCK AWARD - $100

Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Marketing Partners for 2016:
DIRTonDIRT.com, D&D Auto Recycling, Ernie D's Enterprises, HTMA/Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Hubbard Graphics, K.R.S. Graphics, Lias Tire/American Racer, MBH Race Cars, WRT Speedwerx along with product sponsorship from Booze Brothers Performance, Bernheisel Race Components, Close Racing Supply, Keyser Manufacturing Co. and The Outback Motor Speedway.

2016 Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Schedule:
6.03.16 Bedford Speedway - $4,000 to win.
6.04.16 Port Royal Speedway - $4,000 to win.
6.05.16 Path Valley Speedway - $4,000 to win. (Rain Date 6.06.16)
6.09.16 Hesston Speedway - $3,000 to win.
6.10.16 Hesston Speedway - $5,000 to win.
6.11.16 Hagerstown Speedway - $5,000 to win.
6.12.16 Selinsgrove Speedway - $4,000 to win plus the Awards Ceremony.

Prepared & distributed by KRS Graphics Motorsports Media

 

For Immediate Release:

March 21, 2016

Appalachian Mountain Speedweek presented by DirtonDirt.com "Guaranteed Qualifier Shoot-out" on tap this Easter Weekend at Williams Grove and Hagerstown Speedways.

The Super Late Models take center stage this coming Holiday Weekend as Williams Grove & Hagerstown Speedways in conjunction with Ernie D’s Enterprises and K.R.S. Graphics present the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek presented by DirtonDirt.com shootout. Both nights will see the Late Model winner take home $2,000 along with an added bonus. The winner of both features will receive a guaranteed starting spot for a race in this year’s 8th annual K.R.S. Graphics Appalachian Mountain Speedweek presented by Dirt on Dirt. The March 25th Williams Grove Feature winner will be a guaranteed starter in the Sunday, June 5th Path Valley Speedway Speedweek Dirt Late Model Spectacular, followed up the next night on March 26th with the Hagerstown winner receiving a guaranteed starting spot in their own June 10th, $5,000 to win Speedweek race.

The added bonus doesn’t stop with the drivers as Speedweek presenting sponsor DirtonDirt.com will give a fan each night a free 6 month subscription to the premier on-line Dirt Late Model interactive site. The affordable subscription-driven web site specializes in Late Models 24 hours a day, seven days a week, featuring stories, videos, photographs and insight that you will not find anywhere else. The site is updated every day with the latest news and results. DirtonDirt.com’s driver interviews, both local and national are second to none as well as their very affordable PPV services that allow you to view marquee races all over the country from the comfort of your own home.

This is the 2nd straight year that the two premier tracks have worked together in an effort to promote the sport. Last year’s Speedweek qualifiers were won by Nick Dickson (Williams Grove) and Rick Eckert (Hagerstown). Both half mile speedways are early in their season, with Williams Grove hosting a 410 Sprint Car/Late Model double header this past weekend for their 77th Opening Weekend. Both classes provided very exciting racing with the late model feature having a great side by side battle between 2013 Speedweek Champion Gregg Satterlee who eventually bested former NFL player Rick Singleton in a battle down to the wire. Unfortunately, Hagerstown’s opener set for the following day, fell victim to the weather. The great news is everyone can attend this Saturday’s Hagerstown Speedway opener which

includes a huge Easter egg hunt for kids 11 and under prior to the start of the evenings racing activities. Pizza and snacks will also be served to kids after the hunt.

"I think it is a great thing when the tracks work together. It is just so much better for both the fans and drivers" said Hagerstown Speedway General Manager Keya Davis. "It worked out well for both tracks last year and with it being Easter weekend it adds holiday flair to it this year. The Easter egg hunt we do for the kids is so fun to plan. We will be hiding 1000 eggs so there is plenty for all the kids. On top of that you add 5 divisions of great racing later in the evening and it makes for a great family night at the speedway" added Davis.

"We really want to thank both Hagerstown and Williams Grove in conjunction with Path Valley for having these races" stated Speedweek co-promoter Jason Clapper. "It is pretty neat to see Ernie, Keya, Kurt & Justin (Loh) pull together to add a little extra incentive to the weekend. Also a big thanks to John Winsett and Path Valley Speedway for hosting the Williams Grove guaranteed starter. I know Kurt & I are really excited for all 7 speedweek races this year. We want to provide the speedways, drivers and fans a great week of racing this June" said Clapper.

Friday, March 25th – Williams Grove Speedway – 410 Sprints & Super Late Models.

Gates open at 5:30 with racing at 7:30

For more information on Williams Grove Speedway check them out at www.williamsgrove.com

Saturday, March 26th – Hagerstown – Super Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Crate late Models, Pure Stocks & E-Mods

Easter Egg Hunt For kids 11 & under starts at 3:00. (Please bring your own basket)

Gates open at 3:00 with racing at 5:30

For more information on Hagerstown Speedway check them out at www.dirtcapitol.com

You can keep up to date at the WRT designed web site at www.lmspeedweek.com and also on the series Face Book and Twitter accounts.

Appalachian Mountain Speedweek 2016 Marketing Partners:

Dirt on Dirt.com, Bernheisel Race Components, Booze Brothers Performance, Close Racing Supply, Ernie D’s Enterprises, HTMA/Hoosier Race Tires, Hubbard Graphics, Keyser

Manufacturing, K.R.S. Graphics, Late Model Live, Lias Tire/American Racer, MBH Race Cars, Outback Motor Speedway, Sports Plus Video & WRT Speedwerx.

2016 Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Schedule:

June 3rd – Bedford Speedway

June 4th - Port Royal Speedway

June 5th – Path Valley Speedway

June 6th – RAIN DATE - Path Valley Speedway (If needed)

June 7th – OFF

June 8th – OFF

June 9th – Hesston Speedway

June 10th – Hesston Speedway

June 11th – Hagerstown Speedway

June 12th – Selinsgrove Speedway & Awards

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For Immediate Release:
February 8, 2016

The 8th annual Appalachian Mountain Speedweek finalizes its 2016 schedule with seven races over a ten day period…

With the new year upon us, the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek is proud to announce that the 2016 edition of the annual mid-atlantic speedweek for super late models will consist of seven races run over a ten day period. Those races will take place from June 3rd through June 12th this summer. The new schedule promises to have something for everyone as it boasts old favorites, as well as driver and fan requested venues that are new for the 2016 tour, including the series first visit to Selinsgrove Speedway since the 2010 season. Selinsgrove will be closing out this year’s speedweek on Sunday, June 12th as well as hosting the awards ceremony, where the top drivers in points will receive their point fund money and championship hardware that same evening. The series will return to speedweek stalwarts Bedford, Port Royal and Hagerstown Speedways again this year where in the past the speedweek races have been nothing short of phenomenal. In addition, the Appalachian Mountain Speedway is proud to announce its first ever 2-Day event scheduled for June 9th and 10th when the series makes its inaugural visit to Hesston Speedway. If that’s not enough, returning this year will be the much anticipated first super late model event held at Path Valley Speedway who lost their inaugural show to rain last year.

  • Bedford Speedway will kick-off the series on Friday, June 3rd at the historic Bedford Fairgrounds. The Speedway is celebrating their 80th year of operation in 2016. The 40 lap feature will pay $4,000 to win/$400 to start. For more information on Bedford Speedway’s 80th year celebration and schedule visit www.bedfordspeedway.com
  • Staying with the Fairground tradition the series heads to the beautiful Port Royal Speedway the very next night where the super late models will join the high powered 410 sprint cars for the $4,000 to Win/$400 to start 40 lap Charlie Grinestaff Memorial on Saturday, June 4th. Visit www.portroyalspeedway.com for information on their 2016 happening.
  • Sunday, June 5th sees the speedweek series hit the 1/4 bull ring of Path Valley Speedway for a 40 lap event. The first ever visit of the high powered super late models will garner the winner a cool $4,000 with $400 to take the green.  Path Valley will also utilize the Monday June 6th date as a rain date in case of inclement weather on the 5th. Check them out at www.pathvalley.com
  • After a few days off, the series and its drivers will head to Hesston Speedway for not only their first speedweek race at the facility but it will also be the first 2-day event in speedweek history. The event will see two separate complete programs on Thursday, June 9th and Friday, June 10th. The Thursday portion will be a 30 lap affair paying $3,000 to win with $350 to take the green. On Friday, the cars & stars of the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek will take part in $5,000 to win, 50 lap championship race that will also pay $500 to start. The tracks official website is www.hesstonspeedway.com
  • On Saturday, June 11th the series heads south of the Mason Dixon line to the Capitol of Dirt Track Racing, the Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown Maryland. The only speedway to host an event in all 8 years of the speedweek existence will see the drivers battle for an added purse of $5,000 to win over the 40 lap distance. For more information regarding the Hagerstown Speedway schedule and events you can check them out on the web at www.dirtcapitol.com
  • The series concludes at the new Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, June 12th with a 40 lap feature that will pay $4000 to the winner with $400 to start. Under new management, Selinsgrove will also host the awards ceremony following the event. They have an exciting schedule planned for rejuvenated half mile. Check out the existing happenings at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com

“So far plans have been going great” said co-promoter Jason Clapper. “Kurt & I have been working real hard to make 2016 the best year yet for the series and things are falling into place.  We are working on some pretty exciting things for the series that we will be announce as time gets closer. Also, we will be able to guarantee an expanded point fund regardless of what the weather throws at us this year. We had another series state we should be charging the drivers a registration fee per race but we have never done that and never will. That’s not what Kurt & I and Speedweek are about. We want to give back to the racers and fans in our area and produce the best racing we can without charging drivers to put on the entertainment.  Obviously all the rain during last year’s Speedweek put a damper on the series and we are out to more than make up for that” added Clapper.

Look for a lot more information in the upcoming months, including speedweek qualifiers at Hagerstown and Williams Grove Speedways in March as well as a lot of exciting sponsor news, as everyone is committed to put on a great week of racing and fun.

You can keep up to date at the WRT designed web site at www.lmspeedweek.com and also on the series Face Book and Twitter accounts.

Appalachian Mountain Speedweek 2015 Marketing Partners:
Bernheisel Race Components, Booze Brothers Performance, Dirt On Dirt.com, Ernie D’s Enterprises, HTMA/Hoosier Race Tires, Hubbard Graphics, Keyser Manufacturing, K.R.S. Graphics, Late Model Live, Lias Tire/American Racer, MBH Race Cars, Sports Plus Video & WRT Speedwerx.

2016 Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Schedule:
June 3rd – Bedford Speedway
June 4th - Port Royal Speedway
June 5th – Path Valley Speedway
June 6th – RAIN DATE - Path Valley Speedway (If needed)
June 7th – OFF

June 8th – OFF
June 9th – Hesston Speedway
June 10th – Hesston Speedway
June 11th – Hagerstown Speedway
June 12th – Selinsgrove Speedway & Awards

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