Kepner sprints to top at Bloomsburg

By Frank Buhrman BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (June 29, 2023) – The Kruz Missile is back in victory lane. Kruz Kepner parlayed a fourth-place starting position with a long green-flag run to capture his second career River Valley Builders Pennsylvania Sprint Series victory Thursday night at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway. The fifth-year PASS driver from Kreamer, a small community just west of Selinsgrove, put his no. 19 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car in victory lane for the first time since last April, when he won at Path Valley Speedway. An earlier win at his home track in Selinsgrove was lost when the car weighed light after the race. The victory came in Kepner’s 92nd career PASS start. Veteran New Jersey invader Larry McVay finished second, 1.66 seconds back. The Bordentown resident, a regular with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, equaled his career-best PASS finish. The youth brigade filled out the top five, with Timmy Bittner taking third, ahead of Seth Schnoke and Tyler Snook of Beavertown. The 20-lap feature nearly went nonstop, but a Paul Moyer incident in turns one and two [Read More]


PASS preps for rare Thursday race at Bloomsburg

By Frank Buhrman BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (June 27, 2023) – The River Valley Builders PA Sprint Series returns to Bloomsburg Fair Raceway Thursday, June 29 for a rare weeknight racing program. The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars will join the sprint-like All-Pro SpeedSTRs, front-wheel drive 4-cylinders, and Slingshot scale cars. Racing is schedule to begin at 7 p.m. PASS has only run three times on the new Bloomsburg track, located inside the horse track where auto racing was held in decades past. Last season, Austin Reed visited victory lane for both the tour’s appearances (a third scheduled stop was canceled). Only one other driver, Scott Frack, finished in the top five in both 2023 races and he plans a welcomed return to PASS competition Thursday after a prolonged absence. Kruz Kepner has a fifth and a sixth, with Jeffrey Weaver, Timmy Bittner and Ken Duke each posting a pair of top 10s. Bittner has a runner-up finish. Runaway PASS points leader Logan Spahr of Lewisberry will be seeking his eighth win of the season at a track [Read More]


Morgan gets NY-Penn Series redemption at Bloomsburg

by Evan Canfield BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (June 19, 2022) – In the racing world, most drivers have that one big race that got away. For NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series driver Rodney Morgan, that race was Bloomsburg Fair Raceway in 2021. After leading much of that event, invader David Stremme slipped by Morgan late to take the win. Coming back to Bloomsburg on June 19th, Morgan was determined to get back the one he missed out on a year ago. Series points leader Keith Jack Lamphere set the pace for the beginning of the 25 lap feature, with Ray McClure starting to his outside. Once the green flag waved, Lamphere took the race lead. McClure faded back as Rodney Morgan slid up to second, bringing David Stremme and Brad Sites along with him.  The caution waved on lap four as Shawn Bruce found the turn one wall. That set up a restart with Lamphere in the top spot followed by Morgan, then Stremme and Sites. Morgan got the advantage on Lamphere on the restart, taking the lead away [Read More]


Stremme scores historic NY-Penn IMCA Bloomsburg Fair victory

By Evan Canfield BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (Aug. 29) – The NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series made its first trip to the historic Bloomsburg Fair Raceway on Sunday night, marking the first time the division turned laps at the Pennsylvania oval for the sixth race of the 2021 season  With four different winners in the first five races, coming to a new venue would be anything but predictable. One thing that nobody predicted was seeing hotshoe David Stremme of Mifflintown try his hand at trying to claim the $1,000 payday. At the conclusion of the night, he would make the trip worthwhile, earning both the grand and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligibility. Rodney Morgan started the 25-lap feature from the pole, with Logan Terry to his outside. When the race went green, Morgan took off with Jake Maynard settling into second and Keith Jack Lamphere taking third.  Drivers jockeyed for position early before the field was reshuffled on lap three for a multi-car pileup in turn one brought out the red flag. All cars continue once everyone [Read More]