LAYTON RETURNS AND WINS SPRINT CAR WAR ON WHEELS SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Chad Layton of Harrisburg returned to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night and won his 25th career race in the 25-lap 358 sprint car feature at the wheel of the Wholesale...
LAYTON RETURNS AND WINS SPRINT CAR WAR ON WHEELS
SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- Chad Layton of Harrisburg returned to Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night and won his 25th career race in the 25-lap 358 sprint car feature at the wheel of the Wholesale Auto No. 55.
Chris Shuey of McCungie became the fifth different late model winner of the season in the division's 25-lap main event, while Cory Long of Selinsgrove took the win in the makeup 12-lap roadrunner feature.
The pro stock and regularly scheduled roadrunner events were postponed.
Selinsgrove Speedway will present a four division show of sprints, late models, pro stocks and roadrunners on Saturday, June 11 at 7 p.m. sponsored by Apex Homes and Auto Locator. Track gates open at 5 p.m.
Polesitter Kyle Bachman drove into the lead at the start of the sprint car feature and was chased by second-place starter Phil Walter. On the fourth lap, the race was stopped when 11th-place starter Nate Snyder crashed into the third turn wall and flipped over in his No. 3. Snyder was not injured.
On the restart, a traffic jam on the backstretch resulted in ninth-place starter Bob Beidleman taking a hard flip. Beidleman also escaped injury.
Bachman continued to set the pace with Walter in second until sixth-place starter Adrian Shaffer advanced into the runner up position. On lap 11, Bachman's No. 99 developed suspension problems, forcing him to withdraw from the race. At this point, Shaffer inherited the lead with Walter and fifth-place starter Larry Kelleher racing in the top five.
Chad Layton, who started 14th, moved into the top five by lap 13. In the final laps, Layton applied pressure to the leaders and drove into third on the 22nd lap.
While completing the 23rd lap, Rory Janney brought out the red flag when he flipped his No. 88 in turn three; Janney was not injured. When the race resumed, Layton drove under Shaffer in turns one and two for the lead.
Two more red flags would halt the suspenseful battle at the front of the pack when Colby Womer and Donnie Beaver tangled in turn one followed by a spectacular flip by Kelleher out over the second turn of the speedway. All drivers escaped injury.
The final lap saw Layton hold off Shaffer by .31 of a second. Blane Heimbach, Walter and TJ Stutts completed the top five.
The late model feature started with a nine-car pileup in turn three. When the race resumed, second-place starter Nate Kerstetter drove into the lead and was trailed by sixth-place starter Troy Miller and ninth-place starter Chris Shuey.
Shuey advanced to second on the sixth lap and began to challenge Kerstetter for the lead. Shuey passed Kerstetter using the inside lane entering turn one on the 17th circuit only to have the pass rescinded when the caution flag came out.
Dave Shulski brought out the red flag on the 17th lap when his car erupted into flames on the frontstretch. Shulski was not injured. On the restart, Shuey made the winning pass by Kerstetter using the inside lane in turn three. At the same time, eighth-place starter Jim Yoder powered into second.
At the finish, Shuey was victorious by 1.67 seconds over Yoder, Tony Adams, Eric Hons and Kenny Trevitz.
Third-place starter Cory Long took the lead at the start of the makeup roadrunner feature and led flag to flag for the win while holding off second-place starter Keith Bissinger. Brett Schadel, Gary Kerstetter and Brad Mitch completed the top five.
Sprint Cars -- 31 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 55 Chad Layton 2) 4 Adrian Shaffer 3) 12 Blane Heimbach 4) 3K Phil Walter 5) 11 TJ Stutts 6) 39 Cory Haas 7) 63 Mike Walter 8) 2 Jason Shultz 9) 1J Jake Raudabaugh 10) L70 Larry Kelleher 11) 12G Bryan Golden 12) 71 Charlie Anderson 13) 27 Wade Stauffer 14) 13 Jen Yinger 15) 6 Colby Womer 16) 10 Jeff Furlong 17) 18 Ryan Bolhke 18) 88 Rory Janney 19) 29 Chris Weiss 20) 99 Kyle Bachman 21) 10 Jeff Furlong 22) 81 Bob Beidleman 23) 3 Nate Snyder
Heat Winners: Kyle Bachman, Jake Raudabaugh, Phil Walter
Consolation Winner: Tim Higgins
Late Models -- 27 Entries
25-Lap A-Main: 1) 21 Chris Shuey 2) 27 Jim Yoder 3) 88 Tony Adams 4) 45 Eric Hons 5) 61 Ken Trevitz 6) 77 Nate Kerstetter 7) 8 Troy Miller 8) 14 Dave Brouse Sr. 9) 7 Dustin Hoffman 10) 31 Tony Reggie 11) 33 Joel VanBuskirk 12) 1M Mike Mort 13) 86 Bob Spahr 14) 4S Dave Shulski 15) 6 Donnie Schick 16) 90 Kyle Rhoades 17) 68 Tom Fogelman III 18) 32 Jeff Smith 19) 75T Terry Neitz 20) 98 Bob Croop 21) 1S Brett Schadel 22) 12 Matt Bower 23) 8 Dave Reed 24) 66 Scott Dorman
Heat Winners: Eric Hons, Nate Kerstetter, Chris Shuey
Consolation: Tony Adams
Pro Stocks -- 24 Entries
15-Lap A-Main: Postponed until June 11
Heat Winners: Troy Miller, Peanut Heintzelman, Jim Somers
Roadrunners -- 20 Entries
12-Lap A-Main: Postponed until June 18
Heat Winners: BJ Bohner, Keith Bissinger
12-Lap Makeup A-Main: 1) 00 Cory Long 2) 11 Keith Bissinger 3) 27 Brett Schadel 4) 20 Gary Kerstetter 5) 10M Brad Mitch 6) 12 Doug Minium 7) 010 Matt Keister 8) 32 William Dutter 9) 3B Tom Brunson 10) 9 Dave Kamp 11) 24 BJ Bohner 12) 1S Jeremy Brouse 13) 31 Brandon Shultz 14) 48 Matt Drum 15) 5 Will Mitch 16) 13 Jim Collier 17) 23 John Glosek 18) 22 Zack Lingle