By Evan Canfield MONROETON, Pa. (July 8, 2022) – The up and down season for Eddie Sites took another high as the Towanda driver scored his fourth victory of the season in dominating fashion as the Close Racing Supply NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series presented by Precision Hydraulic & Oil made its return to The Hill Speedway for the Billy Maynard Memorial. Sites’ latest Friesen Performance IMCA Modified victory was good for $1,069. Ray McClure and Gary Lamphere completed the top three at Monroeton. Two-time tour winner Rodney Morgan started the 25-lap feature on the front row with series rookie Jason Sullivan alongside. Morgan jumped out to the initial lead with Brad Sites looking to challenge before his lap five spin brought out the first of what became back-to-back cautions. Seventh starting Eddie Sites then worked his way around the outside of Morgan to take the top spot away. A series of yellows followed but the final five laps ran out with Sites, already Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible, taking the dominant victory. The next [Read More]
By Evan Canfield MONROETON, Pa. (June 10, 2022) – The first half of the 2022 season has been a roller coaster for Eddie Sites. In February, his race shop burned down, leaving little for he and his brother, Brad, to start the season with. He kicked off the Close Racing Supply NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series presented by Precision Hydraulic & Oil season at Skyline Raceway Motorsports Park with a victory, then followed that up with a DNF at Penn Can Speedway after a parts failure. But on Friday, June 10, Sites found himself back in the winner’s circle at The Hill Speedway. A season-high 18 Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds signed in to do battle and the redraw set Ray McClure and Bill Nichols on the front row. When the green flag waved to start the 25-lap feature, it would be very short-lived, as a multi-car pileup at the start/finish line would slow the race immediately. Once racing resumed, McClure jumped out to the lead, bringing Jared Spalding along behind him and Jacob McConnell close behind [Read More]
By Chrystal Wyant MONROETON, Pa. (May 20) – Friday night saw Eddie Sites in victory lane at The Hill Speedway. Keith Lamphere took the lead on the first lap of the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified main event, followed by Sites and previous week’s winner Gary Lamphere. On lap six the caution came out and on the ensuing restart Sites was able to take the lead and stayed in front to the finish. Lamphere finished second with Brad Sites third.
By Chrystal Wyant MONROETON, Pa. (May 13, 2022) – Gary Lamphere pedaled to the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified checkers on opening night Friday at The Hill Speedway. Lamphere led the entire race to finish in first place. Jake Maynard was in second until lap six, when Keith Lamphere took over. Eddie Sites moved into the runner-up spot on lap 13 but Keith Lamphere raced his way back to second two laps later. Maynard ended in third. A bike raffle/give away for the kids was held during intermission. The bikes were donated by Rocky’s Bicycle Shop in Monroe.
MONROETON, Pa. (July 23) – Elite Arms joined with The Copy Source to sponsor special 30-lap mid-season championship features at The Hill Friday night. Gary Lamphere led the first six circuits in the IMCA Modified feature, with Keith Jack Lamphere taking over. Eddie Sites powered into second on the eighth lap with Gary and Rodney Morgan debating third. Contact between the leaders ended Sites’ night and moved Keith Jack Lamphere to the rear for the restart. Gary Lamphere regained the lead and paced the field to the checkers. Morgan kept the pressure on throughout, but settled for second at the finish. Brad Sites moved into third with seven laps remaining, and Keith Jack Lamphere, recovered to finish fourth. J.W. Lamphere was fifth.
By Evan Canfield MONROETON, Pa. (July 9) – Though only two races had been completed in the inaugural NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series season, luck had not been on the side of Brad Sites. Although he entered the Billy Maynard Memorial at The Hill Speedway as the point leader, the previous two races had gone far from smooth. While leading in both races, he found himself backwards, having to climb his way back to top five finishes that helped propel him to the top of the standings. At the end of Friday night’s race, he once again had to overcome adversity to claim his first series checkered flag. Sonny Terry and Rick Watt would lead the field of 18 to the green flag at the Monroeton, Pa., bullring, with Terry jumping to an early lead of the 30-lap feature. Racing would not last long as Rodney Morgan would come to a stop in the middle of the field in turn three, causing cars to scatter but everyone would continue on. When the green flag resumed racing, [Read More]
MONROETON, Pa. – Round three of their NY-Penn Series takes IMCA Modifieds back to The Hill Speedway for the $1,269 to win Billy Maynard Memorial. The Friday, July 2 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier is 30 laps and pays a minimum of $125 to start, with $1,250 in lap money and leader bonuses to be awarded and random drawings, including a certificate for 50 percent off a Velocita firesuit, held as well. Pit gates at Monroeton open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. More information is available by calling 570 637-4377, on Facebook and at the track website, www.thehillspeedway.com.
By Morgan Colegrove MONROETON, Pa. (June 25) – The front row of Friday’s IMCA Modified feature at The Hill Speedway was a family affair, as Aaron and Matt Benjamin paced the field. Gary Lamphere took over the lead position on lap four, with Eddie Sites tucked up tight to Lamphere’s bumper. Sites took command on the next circuit, and fought off multiple challenges from Rodney Morgan, who was driving the Rick Watt number 99 this week. Portland, Mich.’s Jeff Reay, who won at Tri City Motor Speedway last Friday. and backed it up with a win in the Eastern IMCA All Stars at Thunderbird Raceway on Wednesday, was on the move from 10th starting position, and took over second on the 17th lap. Reay caught the leader, but ran out of time and recorded second at the end of the 20-lap affair. Morgan crossed the finish a strong third with veteran pilot Ray McClure holding down the fourth spot Defending Hill Speedway champion Keith Jack Lamphere struggled all night but fought back for a fifth [Read More]
MONROETON, Pa. (June 18) – Brad Sites topped the IMCA Modified feature on a night when threatening skies, a few raindrops during intermission and green blobs on the weather radar were concerns at The Hill Speedway. After a spin in turn one by Gary Lamphere forced a second try at starting the feature, Keith Lamphere, Shawn Bruce, and Tyler Stoddard battled for the early lead. J.W. Lamphere brought out the caution on lap eight and Stoddard dropped from contention with a quick pit stop during the caution before Bruce took command on the restart. Brad Sites made an inside move to take the runner-up spot from Keith Lamphere on the 10th lap and the battle was on between Bruce and Sites. Defending track champion Keith Jack Lamphere snagged the third spot and a lap 11 caution bunched up the lead trio. That caution ended the night for last week’s feature winner Eddie Sites and Gary Lamphere. On the 17th circuit, Bruce slid to up out of the low groove in turn four and Brad Sites [Read More]
By Evan Canfield MONROETON, Pa. (June 4) – Getting to The Hill Speedway for Keith Jack Lamphere is not a difficult task. From his front yard, you can see the track lights on any given Friday night. Making it to The Hill Speedway victory lane on June 4 for round two of the NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series season was a different story, however. On a beautiful night in the Pennsylvania mountains that saw 19 cars take the green flag, getting to the checkered flag without incident was the name of the game and Lamphere led the last 14 laps in taking the checkers. Pole starter Brad Sites soared to the early lead ahead of Shawn Bruce. The challenger fell off the pace before a lap eight caution, when Sites’ brother Eddie moved up to contend. The two would ran nose to tail until lap 14 when a spinning lapped car collected both Sites cars, sending them to the rear of the field and handing the lead over to Shawn Bruce, who continued to run up [Read More]