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HEINTZELMAN: Chasing The Posse


Blane Heimbach is off to a hot start in central Pennsylvania 410 sprint car racing.

Heimbach Gets Long Awaited 410 Sprint Win


Blane Heimbach, a 36-time 358-360 sprint car winner at Selinsgrove Speedway, scored the one victory that has eluded him for nearly a decade on Sunday.

Wilt Bags Lincoln Speedway Opener

Adam Wilt (15) and Brian Monteith race during Saturday's sprint-car feature at Pennsylvania's Lincoln Speedway. (Dennis Bicksler Photo)

It didn’t take long for Adam Wilt and veteran sprint-car mechanic Lee Stauffer to find victory lane together.

Fred Rahmer’s Next Chapter

Fred Rahmer will be missed on track, but there will be Rahmers in the field as his boys will take to the track next season. (Paul Arch Photo)

Fred Rahmer, of Salfordville in Eastern Pennsylvania, won seven features in his final season, pushing his sprint car victory total to 420 and his career total to 519 with 99 wins in modifieds. Rahmer’s consistency was incredible. He had 66 starts with 40 top-five finishes and 61 top 10s. He wasn’t out of the top 10 in his first 42 starts.

Retiring Rahmer Finally Wins National Open

Fred Rahmer (20) battles Steve Buckwalter en route to winning Saturday night's National Open sprint car race at Williams Grove Speedway. (Julia Johnson photo)

Fred Rahmer added a final chapter to his storied sprint car career with an impressive victory in the 51st annual Williams Grove Speedway National Open on Saturday night

Donny Schatz’s Lasting Legacy?

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The question is: Where does Schatz stand all-time in the sport and the illustrious history of the Knoxville Nationals?

2009: Four-Straight For Schatz

Donny Schatz (15) battles Joey Saldana during the 49th Knoxville Nationals in 2009 at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. (Mark Funderburk Photo)

The 49th annual SuperClean Knoxville Nationals ran an extra 10 laps this year and that was a good thing for Donny Schatz.

Heimbach Claims Port Royal Opener

Heimbach Claims Port Royal Opener

Blane Heimbach surprised the field with a dominating victory in the season opener for the 410 sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night.

Smith Opens Season At Williams Grove

Smith Opens Season At Williams Grove

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Stevie Smith held off a determined Tyler Walker to win the season opener for sprint-cars at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night. Smith started on the pole, beat Brent Marks into the first turn, and began to build a big lead. His biggest challenge came from Walker following a lap 20 restart. […]

HEINTZLEMAN: Montieth Starts Pennsylvania Season A Winner


Winning sprint-car races at Lincoln Speedway is becoming an old habit for Brian Montieth. He’s the three-time track champion and his Icebreaker 30 triumph March 5 was the 21st victory of his career at the south-central Pa. oval.


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