SPRING RUN, Pa. (March 23) – 2016 Pennsylvania Sprint Series champion Ken Duke Jr. gave notice that he’ll be in the hunt for a second championship in 2019, winning the season-opening feature event Saturday at Path Valley Speedway. Duke made a low-side pass of Kyle Ganoe just past the halfway mark in the race and worked lapped traffic over the final circuits to grab the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car win. Ganoe held on for a runner-up finish, followed by hard-charging John Walp, Jeff Weaver and Devin Adams. Ganoe had grabbed the early lead from the pole, with outside front row starter Dave Grube spinning on the first lap. That moved Cale Reigle into second and that pair led the field for the first nine laps until a red flag for Kyle Keen’s tip-over after an incident with Austin Graby. On the restart, Duke passed Reigle, then chased down Ganoe. The race went under caution one last time when Reigle damaged his steering in an encounter with an infield marker tire. Duke pulled away when the [Read More]
PORT ROYAL, Pa. (June 30) – Zach Newlin picked up his first-ever Pennsylvania Sprint Series win Saturday at Port Royal Speedway Saturday night. Along with being a huge win for the entire team it was a fulfillment of a promise as Newlin dedicated his biggest win to William Sweger, who passed away July 15, 2017, at the young age of 12 after a courageous battle with leukemia. Newlin later said he was “damn near crying” for the final three laps of the make-up event from May 5. Newlin had started on the pole and may have breathed a sigh of relief when perennial favorite Jeff Miller got caught up in a early tangle with Dave Grube. Jonathon Jones started third and pulled ahead as the front pair ran side-by-side for the lead. Newlin eventually shot into the lead and never looked back. Jones held on for second followed by Dylan Shatzer, Nick Sweigart and Drew Ritchey. Feature results – 1. Zach Newlin; 2. Jonathon Jones; 3. Dylan Shatzer; 4. Nick Sweigart; 5. Drew Ritchey; 6. [Read More]
PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 21) – Kyle Smith was the winner when the Pennsylvania Sprint Series returned to Port Royal Speedway Saturday for Beer Hill Cup race number two of the season. Dylan Shatzer ran the middle groove while others ran the high side and led the first four laps. Christian Rumsey took over up front before Smith used a lap seven restart to gain the lead. Jeff Miller Jr. garnered a second place finish while hard-charging Darren Miller ran out of laps and settled for third. Unseasonable temperatures had officials expecting a car count in the mid-20s but a warmer than anticipated weekend helped put 40 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars in the pits for the Alan Kumpf benefit event. Kumpf ran the number 40 which matched the unexpected car count. Many PASS teams made their first start of the season and Western Pennsylvania racers eager to get started traveled to the Speed Palace. A total of $821 was raised for the family of Kumpf, who was a part-time racer for more than a decade [Read More]
PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Oct. 7) – Kyle Smith traveled from Massachusetts to win Port Royal Speedway’s Keystone IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Challenge Saturday night. The victory came as part of the Blue Collar Classic and Smith became the 18th different winner in 37 PASS events in 2017. Smith surged over the final five laps to reign in Tyler Reeser and swoop past for the $1,350 win in the final two turns of the 25-lap feature event. Feature results – 1. Kyle Smith; 2. Tyler Reeser; 3. Darren Miller; 4. Nick Sweigart; 5. Ken Duke Jr.; 6. Zach Newlin; 7. Jeff Geiges; 8. Drew Ritchey; 9. Scott Lutz; 10. Jeff Miller; 11. Austin Bishop; 12. Dave Brown Jr.; 13. Tim Tanner Jr.; 14. Jaremi Hanson; 15. Rick Stief; 16. Scott Ellerman; 17. Greg Dobrosky; 18. Scott Frack; 19. Samantha Lieberman; 20. Kassidy Kreitz; 21. Dylan Schatzer; 22. Cale Reigle; 23. Mark Watkins; 24. Sidney Prince.