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MAGAZINE: Gravel Gets On Winning Page

David Gravel has had a career year in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series driving for CJB Motorsports. (Frank Smith Photo)

As of Aug. 28, David Gravel had seven wins in the CJB Motorsports No. 5 and ranked third in the standings. That’s not bad considering Gravel was sixth in points and 155 points out of second at the beginning of June.

MAGAZINE: Keeping Busy Is Easy For Smith

Mark Smith has been keeping busy racing sprint cars for the last several years. (Dan Demarco Photo)

Pennsylvania’s Mark Smith is one of the busiest guys in sprint car racing.

MAGAZINE: Blaney Gets Back To His Dirt Roots

Over the last several years Dave Blaney has returned to his roots in dirt track racing. (Frank Smith Photo)

Dave Blaney, who turns 54 in October, has been fast this season but a violent crash May 4 at Eldora Speedway set him back a bit with a concussion. Prior to the crash, he raced with the All Stars in Pennsylvania, performing well in outings at Selinsgrove and Port Royal Speedways.

MAGAZINE: An Unlikely Pennsylvania Pairing

Lance Dewease has teamed up with Don Kreitz Jr. this year and it has turned out to be a successful combination. (Dennis Bicksler Photo)

Dewease and Kreitz plan to race about 25 shows — the time trial races at Williams Grove Speedway, along with seven shows at Susquehanna. They may run some of the big season-ending events at Port Royal Speedway as well.

Kimmel Memorial Goes To Haas


Cory Haas drove by a fading Rodney Westhafer in turn three coming for the white flag and would lead the final lap to win the Billy Kimmel Memorial Sunday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

The Black Bandit Bags Summer Nationals

Stevie Smith bested the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series invades to win the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway Saturday night. (Dennis Bicksler Photo)

The Black Bandit rode again Saturday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

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.


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