Sunday, November 23, 2014

Q&A with Lincoln Speedway 410 Rookie of the Year Austin Hogue

This week I had the pleasure of talking with the 2014 Lincoln Speedway 410 Rookie of the Year Austin Hogue. We talked about his racing career which started on asphalt, and moved to a very successful 3 seasons in the 358 division, where in 2013 he was crowned the Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade Champion. This season he jumped to the 410 division and won a race at Lincoln as well as had a few 2nd place finishes along the way. Here you can read what Austin though was his best victory ever (Your going to be surprised on this one) and how his family decided to go from asphalt to of all tracks Trail Way Speedway.

Central PA Racing Scene - How did you get your start in racing?

Austin Hogue - I got my start racing watching a relative of mine and now 305 driver Andrew Hake, race go-carts at Hunterstown speedway. My dad asked me if we wanted to give it a try, I said yes and the rest is history.

 
CPARS - How long did you race go Carts and how did youand your family make the decision to jump from them to the Allison Legacy division?

Austin -We raced go carts from 1999-2005 so 6 years, we decided to make the move after a few successful seasons in go-karts, we wanted to make a change to something new and the Allison Legacy looked like a fun challenge and a good place to learn how to drive asphalt cars.

CPARS - . What was it like racing asphalt down south?
Austin - I loved racing the Allison Legacy Series which were a ¾ scale stock car that toured around the south on a variety of old asphalt ovals and roudcourses. They were an extremely difficult car to drive fast and very difficult to win a race in. We were fortunate to be able to meet and race with a lot of great people and drivers, and learn a lot of things that have helped me even in the sprint cars.

CPARS - How much success did you have in the series?
Austin -Our first two years we went totally win less and struggled to learn the way to set up and drive. Towards the end of the second season we started making some progress. In our 3rd season we picked up our first win at the 3rd race of the season and after that we ended up with 8 wins and 10 poles out of the 22 races.

CPARS -  Why make the switch from asphalt to dirt sprint cars?
Austin - We made the switch to dirt after we took 2 years off from racing. We were totally burnt out from 3 years of traveling south each and every week. But after two years of spectating we had to try something new, and with my cousin Tim Berkheimer running 358’s at the time we decide to give it a try.



CPARS - Why Trail Way?
Austin - My dad decided that we were going to run Trail Way because he wanted me to be able to drive in traffic and feel comfortable in tight situations. I’m really glad that we made that decision because after running with 24 cars at Trail Way every other track feels like there is so much time to think. It was a great time and it definitely taught me a lot of things you just don’t get to experience at the bigger tracks.


CPARS -  How much different are the two worlds?
Austin - From a drivers perspective they are totally different. Both are very difficult but in different ways. Spint cars with wings are actually a very forgiving racecar in the way that you can get very outta shape and not spin out. They are very overpowered and have a lot of downforce with big wide tires. So all in all to get around the track with decent speed is not horribly difficult. With that said, by no means are sprint cars easy. They demand you to try different things to get around other cars, the dirty air is horrendous and forces you find different lines to make things happen. I love the ability to move around and try things on dirt that is just not possible on asphalt. Asphalt taught me how to run consistent laps and squeak out every little bit speed out of the car by using every inch of the track to your advantage. I appreciate the downforce and grip in a sprint car because you never had that on asphalt; if you went past the limit on asphalt it was very unforgiving.


CPARS- How hard was it to learn to drive sprint cars?
Austin - It was very difficult, I can remember my first race at Trail Way lining up 24th and thinking what did I get myself into. I couldn’t see a dang thing with all the mud in my face, I ran over the infield so many times it was ridiculous, the steering wheel slipped outta my hands and I about took out half the field. Once I finally got a lap to myself and a second to breath, a friggin red 45 car goes blasting in underneath me and McClelland whips around to the outside, Im like get me off this racetrack. The beginning weeks were definitely not pretty.

 
CPARS - You say the where not pretty yet you won your third time out in a 358 at Trail Way. What was going through your head as you raced under the checker flag that night?
Austin -All I could think was please no lapped traffic. I felt somewhat in control while I was out by myself in the lead but when I would run up on traffic I had no clue what to do. I was totally shocked coming out of turn 4 because I thought there was no way we picked up a win that early in the season. But it was a good confidence booster for us as a team.


CPARS -  Who helped you out the most starting out?

Austin - Hmmm…. Nobody, it’s the same guys we raced with in the Allison Legacy Series. I won’t lie, our team has a trust issue and likes to learn things by ourselves the hard way. Allan Crisamore is my crew chief and he is a genius, without him I don’t know what we would do. It’s a tough thing learning by yourself but nobody can take away the things you learned when you take the time to learn them yourself.
 

CPARS - Explain to everyone what the 2013 racing season felt like?

Austin - The 2013 season was a season where everything just clicked. Never did I ever expect to have the amount of success that we had in 2013, but I did know that once we found what we were looking for we were going to be a very difficult team to beat. I knew what I wanted out of the car and Allan was able to give us good cars all year. 
 

CPARS - You won at 2 different tracks on opening night and the tracks couldn't be farther apart. What was it like to win at both Williams Grove and Trail Way to start the season?

Austin - It was pretty awesome picking up both opening days, winning at Trail Way is just as exciting to me as my win at the grove they are both difficult to make it happen, it was great because it gave me the confidence I needed running the bigger tracks that I don’t have a ton of experience at.

CPARS - Central PA 358 Point Series Champion in your third season. Really?

Austin - Hahah yea, I was as shocked as anyone else, I knew we were capable but never thought it would come that fast. 


 
CPARS - You lead the point searies from April 20th to the end of the season. How much where you looking at the standings and letting it effect you if any, or was it just a case of 1 race at a time and let the points fall where they may?
Austin -I would be lying if I said that I paid no attention to it, but I tried not to as much as possible. I tried to just take it race by race, and I think I did well at not letting it get to me until the last couple races. All I wanted was to get enough of a lead that I could totally disregard the points and just race. I am a driver that has the tendency to stay a little conservative when points are on the line, just to get a solid points finish. So its nice to get a big lead and be able to get up on the wheel and not worry about points.

CPARS - You jumped into 410s this season. Why make the jump after such a successful season or was that planned?

Austin - I would love to say that it was planned and that it was because we won championship, but it was mostly a funding thing. It was nice to be able to leave the 358’s on a high note. But you never know how long the funding will last in this sport so we will ride the wave while it lasts.



CPARS -  Did you think you would stand in Victory Lane so fast?

Austin - No not at all, I figured Lincoln was our best chance and luckily we got one fairly early in the season. It really helps your confidence knowing you can compete with these guys. But mostly my goal for this season was to make laps, get experience and get a feel for the car. So getting a win was icing on the cake.

CPARS - How much different is your driving style in a 410 compared to the 358?

Austin - I don’t feel I have changed my driving style to terribly much. I have been forced to move around and use the cushion more than I did in 358’s, and the 410’s also make you drive a little more aggressive just to complete passes and move forward. But other than that they are very similar cars.

CPARS -You have an interesting hobby, you fly airplanes. Tell everyone what its like to go from racing a 410 sprint car to jumping in an airplane and fly around the area?

Austin - Haha I wish I could fly, I do have a few hours of flying time, but my brother is the pilot. I just tag along in the co-pilots seat and take pictures of racetracks. To be totally honest, flying kinda freaks me out a little bit.

15. Lightning round....
Favorite sport other then racing?
Austin - Ummm…. Nothing stick and ball, but I do like snowboarding
Favorite sports team?
Austin - None
Favorite music?
Austin - Country
Favorite band?
Austin - Zac Brown
Favorite TV show and why?
Austin - Big Bang, Sheldon Cooper is hilarious, and Penny ain’t to bad either.

Favorite movie and why?
Austin - Joe Dirt, I think I can recite every line because I think it was the only movie in our camper on the way to the races down south. I have seen it over 50 times.

Favorite race you have ever won in your career?
Austin - South Boston Speedway, Allison Legacy race, Hardest 50 laps I ever ran without crashing at a really awesome racetrack.

CPARS - Why does that race stand out more then others?
Austin -My win at South Boston stood out to me because I had a lot of my family down to watch and South Boston is such a historic old racetrack. During the race I had to work so hard to stay in the lead. I was more out of control for those 50 laps than any race I can remember. I was being dogged by a kid named Cody Smith. We raced hard the whole race and he was probably faster but we were able to keep him behind and take the win.

Favorite 358 driver to race wheel to wheel with?
Austin - Pat Cannon, even though the wheel to wheel never really happened, he was the one to beat.

Favorite 410 driver to race wheel to wheel with?
Austin - Brian Montieth, he races hard and clean, nobody better at moving through the field at Lincoln.

Name 2 famous people you would like to have dinner with, 1 living and 1 dead, and tell us what you would ask them?
Austin - Carrie Underwood, I’d ask her to marry me. As far as a dead guy, I’m just not sure.

Last question...



Your family runs BAPS Paint Supply yet your first season in the 358 division you had this just plain ugly green sprint car. What was your family thinking with that paint job? LOL

Austin - Hahha That was pretty much the most hideous thing ever. It was some deal we were trying to promote a new style of paint that the body shops have to use. But I don’t think we helped out our cause. lol 

I want to thank Austin for taking the time to sit down and chat with me this week. Austin and his family are some of the nicest people you would ever meet in the pit area. With drivers like Austin racing in Central PA the feature of 410 racing in Central PA looks very bright for years to come. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Central PA Racing Scene exclusive Q&A with Lincoln Speedway 358 Track Champion Chase Dietz

Today I would like to share with you my exclusive 1 on 1 conversation with one of the rising young stars here in Central PA sprint car country the new driver of the R & R Motorsports 4r and 2014 Lincoln Speedway 358 track champion Chase Dietz. I sat down with Chase and asked him about his start in the 358 division, his great 2014 campaign which saw him win 4 times on his way to his first track championship at Lincoln aboard his family owned 2d, his relationship with his cousin 410 driver Cory Haas, and his expectations and planse for 2015 aboard the 4r.

CPARC - In 2012 you started in the 358 division and not only won the Central PA 358 Point Series Most Popular Driver but also the ROY, then you followed that up this past season by winning the Lincoln Speedway Championship. Did you ever think you would accomplish all of this in your 1st 2 years in the division? 

                      Chase with his 2013 Central PA 358 Point Series Most Popular Driver Award

Chase -  I never would've thought I'd accomplish the things I've done the past two years. To be able to put my name in the record books with guys like my uncle Cory, Jeff Rohrbaugh, Niki, Nouse, and all of the local 410 guys who started out in the 358s makes me realize how amazing it is to have done these things. I definitely had high expectations/goals for myself when I started in 2013, but all drivers have to have those expectations/goals to keep them determined. In my Rookie year, I definitely expected to win at least one race at Lincoln just because I knew I could do it. The thing with me though is that I want to do everything differently than everyone else. In 2013, the tracks got back to the way the should always be with no rubber down racing all the time. Well in those previous years, everybody got their first career wins from the pole position. When I won my first race I passed Rohrbaugh and another racer in the same corner. The fact that that was the way I got my first win made it special to me. We ended up having a great year then at Lincoln and closed out the season with that win at WG where even though I wasn't happy I started on the pole and won, it was still special because I had to hold off one of the best (Nouse) on a one lap shootout. Then 2014 just explained itself. It was just too amazing.

 

CPARC- You come from a strong family background in racing. You father Tim raced sprint cars for years and your cousin is Cory Haas. How has that helped your learning curve as far as your development? 
Chase - Having both my dad and uncle Cory have really helped me progress quickly as a driver, worker, and crew chief at times. Both of them have a bunch of experience as a driver so they know exactly what I need to do and can tell me things to help me. With Cory having so many championships and wins under his belt in the 358, he knows how to drive them, how the cars handle, and what to do. My dad never ran a 358, but ran a 410. Both cars act different, but my dad still helps just as much by telling me what I should do as well. I've also learned how to set up and work on the cars from each of them as well which a huge factor in becoming a great racer. Those two have also led me to meeting many drivers and formers drivers who I can go to for advice as well.


                          Cory Haas cousin of Chase Dietz in his familiar 11c at Lincoln Speedway
 
CPARC -  Has living up to the expectations of both of them hurt you in any way? 
Chase -  I haven't ever felt any pressure when racing when it comes to trying to them. I just do my own thing and keep on learning and trying to accomplish my goals in order to reach my dream.

 
CPARC - Your 1st two times in a 358 where less then fun. You ran 1 lap at Trail Way and blew an engine, then had wing issues at Susquehanna Speedway. How frustrating for you was it to have so many things go wrong when your just starting out? 
Chase - To be honest, I saw those experiences as signs. I think someone thought it just wasn't that time yet for me to really start. I was just excited to be able to get in a sprint car at that point anyway so I didn't have any expectations at that time.

 
CPARC -  In your rookie season you won twice, once at Lincoln and once at Williams Grove. Explain how that must have felt to enjoy that much success right off the bat? 

                                   Chase celebrating his 1st career win at Williams Grove Speedway

Chase - As I had said before, those wins meant a lot to me just from the way I accomplished them. To pass a guy like Jeff Rohrbaugh for my first feature win and then hold him off multiple times is still unbelievable to me. Then at the Grove it was only my 3rd race there and I got to hold off a charging Nouse who had won many races there that year and the championship. That night my uncle Cory hadn't been racing and was able to be there all night for me as well which was awesome too. Just the way everything played out in those races made it special.

 
CPARC -   This year you backed up your strong rookie season by winning 4 races, 1 at Trail Way in the 31 Bat Car in your very first start at the track in a 358, and 3 at Lincoln with two of them back to back. What clicked mid season to make you such a strong team? 
                           Chase celebrating in his 1st career 358 victory at Trail Way Speedway

Chase - From the beginning of the year I thought we were definitely a contender each race we ran. We came out opening day and were god awful in the heat and I wasn't happy. I put that behind me for the feature and I raced for the lead with Young the first half of the race before I jumped the cushion and fell to 5th. That race set the tone for the rest of the year because I knew we were good. The following race I led the entire race till Nouse got me on the last lap when I messed up again in lapped traffic. I think at the beginning of the year I was really confident that I could win, but I tried too hard which showed when I made mistakes. I ended up getting that first win in the middle of the season during that make-up race and then it felt like weight was lifted off my shoulders just because I put too much pressure on myself. From then on we were a top 5 car each week, but seemed to struggle come feature time. Towards the end of the year, after our last week off, I had gotten some rest on vacation and got my mind cleared. I figured a few things out that I had been doing as a driver that made us seem mediocre in features. Well, we came back from vacation and ended up pulling off a win. The following week we came back for the championship race and won again on the final lap. The week after that I spun out and came from the back to finish 3rd and then ended the year at Lincoln with a 16th to 5th. That last stretch of racing showed how tough we were as a team because we figured everything out that we needed and showed we were the best out there. ending the season on that note put an exclamation point on the season.
                                       Chase in Victory Lane at Lincoln Speedway July 26th
 
CPARC - This week it was announced that you where the new driver of the 4r 358 sprinter, A team that not only has won 14 races the past two seasons, but has won back to back championships at Williams Grove Speedway with Kevin Nouse as their driver. How much pressure is there to you to keep that momentum up if there is any? 
Chase - I feel no pressure at all. There are some big shoes to fill, but I feel like the team and I can definitely achieve the same goals, if not exceed those goals. There is a lot of hard work to do and I think it'll all show right from the start of the season. The main goal for the entire team is to just have fun and enjoy the opportunity.
 

CPARC -  Do you have any plans to jump back in your family owned car and run any 410 races in 2015? 
Chase - Actually, our plans are to run the 410 in the 2D at Lincoln and possibly Susquehanna whenever we are not running the 4R. There will be a lot of racing in store for next season.


CPARC -  How much fun was driving the 410 for you at the end of the season this year? 
Chase - Running the 410 was a dream of mine and I had a blast. The main reason I wanted to run the 410 was to be able to learn. I gave up the opportunity to expand on the great 358 year at Lincoln as well as racing at Williams Grove in order to get more experience in the 410. I decided I wanted to be able to learn what I'm planning on driving in the future, I wanted to experience how hard I need to drive in order to compete with the best, I knew that by getting comfortable in the 410 it would help slow down things in the 358 that would allow me to make better/quicker decisions, and I just wanted to find out what it really takes to get to my goal. I'll say that I learned an enormous amount of skills in a short amount of time and I know these skills will definitely show in the 358.

                              Chase in his 410 at Lincoln Speedway during the Dirt Classic
 
CPARC -  Can I get you to make a prediction on how your going to do in 2015? 
Chase - I can't really say what I expect to do just because that's how I am, but I do want to go after both track championships at Lincoln and WG. That all will depend on if we are able to race all of the races based on sponsorship though.

 
CPARC - Now lets try and see what Chase is like away from the race track....

 1. Favorite sport other then racing? 
Chase - Football 

 2. Favorite sport team?
Chase - Colts

 3. Favorite music / Band? 
 Chase - Country

 4.Favorite TV Show 
 Chase - Castle

 5.Favorite all time movie? 
 Chase - Rush

 6. Favorite race you have ever won in your carrer?
Chase - B - Main in my 410

 7.Favorite 358 driver to race against? 
Chase - Jeff Rohrbaugh

 8. If you could have dinner with 2 famous people 1 alive and 1 dead who would they be and what would you talk to them about?
Chase - I'd want to talk to Donny Schatz and my grandpa. I'd like to talk to Schatz because he is my favorite driver and who wouldn't take advantage of talking to a guy with so much knowledge of racing? I'd like to talk to my grandpa (father's dad) to see if he has been watching me all of these years and to see how proud he is of the accomplishments my dad and I have achieved together. I wish he could've been there all of these years with us.
Chase and his family in Victory Lane at Williams Grove Speedway. 

CPARC - Anything else you would like to say to your fans?
Chase - Yes, I want to tell them that I appreciate everything they do for me as well as the entire sport. If it wasn't for the fans, sponsors, and my family I wouldn't be where I am today.

Major Thanks to Chase for taking the time to sit down and answer my questions today. If you would like to get in touch with Chase you can follow him on twitter at @ChaseDietz89 or his motorsports team @Dietz2d.

Good luck to Chase in 2015 and Thank you fans for taking the time to check out this exclusive sit down with one of the drivers leading the charge to take sprint car racing in Central PA into the future.


 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Chase Dietz to run Roger McKeehan R&R 4r in 2015

                             Chase Dietz in his family owned 2d at Lincoln Speedway in 2014.
Roger McKeehan of R & R Motorsports has hired Chase Dietz, 2014 Lincoln Speedway 358 Sprint Car Champion, to pilot the #4R  in 2015.
R & R Motorsports has been a partner with Chase Dietz Racing since 2013, which was Chase’s rookie season. Chase is excited about this partnership and the opportunity to bring his championship crew along with him. 2014 was an amazing year for both R & R Motorsports and Chase Dietz Racing and we know that 2015 will see continued success and the partnership is destined to do very great things.
               The car Chase will be driving in 2015. Pictured is 2014 driver Kevin Nouse 

The team will release their full racing schedule as well as their sponsors in early 2015. But, the early onlook shows that the team will race at Williams Grove, Lincoln and Susquehanna Speedway. Stay tuned for all the news and follow the race team’s action on facebook and twitter as well!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Central PA Racing Scene Best of 2014

Well folks its that time of the season. For the past 2 weeks I had you the fans vote on who you all thought where the best of the 2014 racing season. Today I'm going to share with you my picks for the best of 2014 in the 358, 360, 410 racing divisions as well as the best event and best race track in Central PA.

358 Rookie of the Year - Tyler Esh!!!
Tyler was hands down the tops of the 2014 358 rookies until he was hurt in a crash at Lincoln Speedway in July. Tyler had such a big lead in the Central PA 358 Point Series presented by Capitol Renegade Rookie of the Year Standings it took eventual winner Wyatt Hinkle till the last race of the season at Lincoln to beat him. When Tyler fully recovers and gets back behind the wheel of the 35 sprinter it shouldn't take him long to find victory lane in 2015.

410 Rookie of the Year - Austin Hogue


Austin Hogue was the tops of a banner crop of Rookies in 2014. Austin had 1 win at Lincoln Speedway but also scored a close 2nd place finish in the last race of the season. Add in a 2nd place finish at Williams Grove Speedway and just edged out the fans ROY Logan Wagner.

358 driver of the Year - Kevin Nouse
  
Kevin had his best season ever behind the wheel of the 4r machine. 10 wins spaced out over 3 race tracks...Lincoln, Williams Grove, Susquehanna Speedway's as well as becoming a two time track track champion at Williams Grove Speedway with his back to back Championships at the historic half mile.
 

360 Driver of the Year - Mark Smith
Mark was the first ever 360 track champion at Selinsgrove Speedway in 2014. Smith would find victory lane a total of 6 times in 2014 at the fastest half mile on the east coast.

410 driver of the Year - Stevie Smith
Stevie Smith bounced back in a huge way in 2015. Teaming with legendary driver Fred Rahmer Stevie would find victory lane 7 times this year while running a partial schedule. Stevie was on point when it counted winning 2 WOO races as well as the 1st ever Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway and almost winning the 2014 Williams Grove National Open before being taken out by the eventual winner. If Stevie would have run the entire season just imagine how many wins the 51s team might have racked up.

2014 Best Event - The Party at the Path , Path Valley Speedway Path Valley Speedweek June 29th
Standings room only crowds, packed pit area, and host Steve Prost from the MRN Radio Show Winged Nation help make the 1st ever Party at the Path the best event in 2014. Fred Rahmer knew what would draw the fans to the little bullring and that was a quality field. How did he get the quality field? By paying big money just about every time a tire hit the race track. The event was a home run for fans as well as the drivers. Heres to many more races like this for years to come.

2014 Central PA BEST TRACK-Port Royal Speedway


No track in Central PA has done a major 180 in the fans eyes as well as the competitors like Port Royal Speedway has the past few years. This year the Fairgrounds Half Mile played host to the ASCoC as well as the World of Outlaws for the first time in years. The track also hosted the biggest crowed I have ever stood in to watch a race when they hosted the 5 feature event on June 14th which was free for all the fans to come and enjoy. The new grandstands offer a great view on the half mile as does the infield which was made better by many of the improvements to the track over the winter. The addition of the new start up lane was a great addition for the race teams and helps keep the show moving along nicely. The thing though that puts the track above every other track in Central PA? The food!!!! If you have never taken in the Tuscarora 50 during Fair week you need to make plans n going next year. The food is hands down, bar non the best in the area. Everything you could ever want to eat and then some is there to help put a strain on your belt loops.

With that I want to say Congratulations to all the drivers who I selected this season as well as the drivers who where voted on by the fans in each category. This season was a great year to take in the races no matter which race track you go to and I for one hope to make it back to as many if not more different tracks in 2015.

Let me know what you all think of my selections for the best of 2014. Hit me up on here by leaving your name and a comment in the comment section, hit me up on twitter at @BillMcIntyreIII or even send me an email at boogermac420@inbox.com

Until then we still have 1 race left in 2014, so I will see all of you at Susquehanna Speedway in 2 weeks.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The 2014 Readers Choice for the BEST TRACK in Central PA IS.....

Congratulations to Lincoln Speedway for being voted the best race track in Central Pa.

Now that YOU the fans have shared your thoughts on who and what where the best of 2014 I will share my thoughts next week on these exact subjects. Until then I hope you all have a great weekend.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The 2014 Readers Choice....BEST TRACK in Central PA.

Ok folks this is it, which race track in Central PA do you think is hands down the best. Which race track has the best racing action week in and week out? Which race track has the best food? Which track treats their customers the best?

Your nominees for the 2014 Readers Choice BEST TRACK in Central PA are....

Port Royal Speedway
Williams Grove Speedway
Lincoln Speedway
Selinsgrove Speedway
Trail Way Speedway
Susquehanna Speedway

The choice is up to you. Which race track do you the fans enjoy attending week in and week out.
 

The 2014 Readers Choice Event of the Year is....

The readers have spoken and they have chossen as the best event in 2014 in Central PA The Dirt Classic presented by Kasey Kahne. Congratulations to Lincoln Speedway for putting on the awesome event for not only the drivers and race teams but also the fans.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

2014 Readers Choice Event of the Year.

Ok folks its time to see which event you think was the best event of 2014.

 Was it the 52nd National Open at Williams Grove Speedway?
How bout the 47th running of the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway?
Selinsgrove Speedway presented the 32nd Annual Jim Nace Memorial.
Lincoln Speedway jumped on board this year with the $20,000 to win Dirt Classic.
Path Valley scored a home run with the Posse at the Path Speed week show .Jesse Hockett Classic
and not to be outdone...
Grandview hosted USAC wingless sprints in the Jesse Hockett Classic.

Now is the time to vote for which of the big events was your favorite. Vote for the event that you think was the best in terms of racing, but more importantly, which event is the cant miss, must be there Happening of 2014.

2014 Readers Choice 410 Driver of the Year is.....

Congratulations to Lance Dewease on being chosen the 2014 Central PA Racing Scene Readers Choice driver of the Year.