Monday, January 25, 2010


January 25, 2010

KEVIN SCHAEFFER (724) 783-2390


Sprint car teams from western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio met again on Sunday, January 24 at the Meridian Fire Hall in Butler, Pa., to discuss the future
of 410 sprint car racing at local speedways.

Representatives of the 25 teams present elected a five-person board to act on the behalf of the teams as it pertains to continuing discussions with Lernerville and Sharon Speedway regarding purse payoffs.

Elected to the five person board were (in alphabetical order) Martha Dionese, Bob Felmlee, Kevin Schaeffer, Jack Sodeman Jr., and Eric Williams.

Schaeffer urges teams that were unable to attend the meeting to contact any of the above board members for information.

“With Goodyear providing additional funding to the local race tracks for switching tire brands, our local sprint car teams believe some of the funding should go back into the purse like many other tracks that have switched brands have announced“, Schaeffer said.

Schaeffer added that the teams will support the higher paying special sprint car events at the local speedways in 2010.

Monday, January 18, 2010


by Kristen Edelmann

January 18, 2010

FRANKLIN, PA …. While the temperature in Franklin, PA is still freezing, the Tri-City Speedway schedule is getting hotter than ever. Special events, 4-Star racing, and special appearances are locked in and ready to happen at the fast half-mile track in 2010.

Tri-City Speedway is scheduled to kick-off with the season opener on Sunday April 25, 2010, featuring Tri-City’s 4-Star racing program. The weekly program will consist of the popular Engles Trucking DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, 4 Your Car Connection FASTRAK Late Models, Welding Technologies and Shaw Industries E Mods, and E.F. Rogers Plumbing and Heating Pro Stocks.

As the season begins, May is turning into a huge month for Tri-City. While the weekly divisions will always take center stage, special events are invading the schedule as well. Joining our 4-Star program on May 2nd, Super Sprints will battle for the checkered in a $2,000-to-win event. For Mother’s Day, Tri-City owner and promoter H&H Motorsports would like to partner with the American Cancer Society to help fight breast cancer. More information will be available about this event shortly.

The biggest night in the 56-year storied history of Tri-City Speedway will take place on Sunday May 30th. The World of Outlaw Sprints, the premier sanctioning body for winged sprint car racing, will make its inaugural appearance as the fastest drivers in the world tackle the fast half-mile track for $10,000-to-win. Joining the World of Outlaws Sprints will be the popular United E Mod Series (UEMS) presented by William Southwell & Son Oil. More information on times and tickets will be released soon.

As May rolls out and June steps in, Tri-City will keep on track with the weekly 4-Star program before midseason opens with a bang on Sunday July 4th featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and former track champion Dave Blaney racing in the Hall of Fame Classic for Super Sprints, which is a $2,000-to-win show. Also racing that evening will be the $2,000-to-win BRP Modified Tour Kodiak Memorial and E Mods presented by Atkinson Fire Safety. Plus, more Super Sprint action will follow as the infamous All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints are scheduled to race on Sunday July 18th along with the 4 Your Car Connection FASTRAK Late Models in a FASTRAK Northeast Touring Series event and the Welding Technologies and Shaw Industries E Mods.

As the season continues, so does the action on the Venango County half-mile dirt track. The month of August is action-packed as the 4-Star program continues every Sunday with Super Sprint action on August 1st and 15th.

September marks the return of the Outlaws. The highly anticipated 2010 Oil Region Labor Day Classic Weekend is scheduled September 4th and 5th at Tri-City, and the World of Outlaw Late Model Series will once again highlight the racing card on both nights. The top Late Model teams in the nation will compete in two 50-lap, $10,000-to-win events for the fifth consecutive year at the legendary track. Past winners at the event include three-time feature winner Steve Francis, two-time feature winner Shane Clanton, Rick Eckert, Chub Frank, Dan Stone, and Tim Fuller.

In addition to the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Super Sprints, FASTRAK Late Models, and William Southwell & Son UEMS E Mods will compete both nights of the big event. Negotiations continue to make at least one night of FASTRAK Late Model action part of the FASTRAK Northeast Late Model Touring Series.

“I’m excited for the 2010 season to start,” noted second-year track owner Rich Hetrick. “Get ready is all I have to say because it’s going to be incredible. We have an amazing committee that is dedicated and determined to make this season the best yet, and it will be.”

More information on all of these events is coming soon.

Tri-City Speedway is owned and operated by H&H Motorsports, which started promoting Sunday night racing at the popular facility in 2009. The DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, FASTRAK Late Models, E Mods and Pro Stocks race each week at the Venango County half-mile dirt oval. Tri-City is located seven miles north of Franklin, Pa., off State Route 417.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Reigning ‘King of California’ to Drive Heffner Racing Enterprises #27

Hellertown, PA (January 13, 2010)…Tyler Walker, 2009 Golden State Challenge Series King of California, has been named lead driver of Heffner Racing Enterprise’s #27 car for 2010. The former World of Outlaws Gumout Series champion’s first race as a member of the PA Posse will be the Icebreaker 30, Lincoln Speedway’s season opener, on Saturday, February 27 at 2 p.m.

"I'm grateful to Mike Heffner for the opportunity and cant wait to work with Dennis Koehler, a long time friend and someone I have a great deal of respect for,” says Walker. “I really miss the big and fast tracks and look forward to being back in a more competitive series. I can’t wait to join the PA Posse and see the longtime fans I have in Pennsylvania. They’re the best fans in the country!”

Walker, nicknamed ‘T-Dub’, replaces veteran sprint car driver Sean Michael, who will spend much of the coming season serving as crew chief for his brother, URC champion Curt Michael. Still recuperating from a shattered knee, Sean will drive select races for Heffner Racing next season, providing they don’t conflict with the #5G schedule.

Heffner Racing Enterprises’ owner Mike Heffner is excited about adding Walker, known for his thrilling, high energy driving style, to the team. Only entering its second full season, Heffner Racing has already worked with some of the best drivers in sprint car racing. After a devastating crash last May sidelined Sean for the remainder of the season, Sprint Car Hall of Famer Keith Kauffman filled the seat, securing the team’s first win.

“Every new team dreams of winning races, and we’re no different. Making it to victory lane last year was one of the happiest days of my life—an indescribable feeling. I believe Tyler can get us there again. And again and again. He’s enthusiastic, aggressive and wants to win as much as we do,” says Heffner.

In addition to being 2009’s Golden State Challenge Series King of California (during which time he broke the single season record for wins in the series), T-Dub was also named USAC Silver Crown Series Most Improved Driver in 2004 and World of Outlaws Gumout Series champion in 2002 when he won sixteen races during the season.

Walker is credited with originating the celebratory backflip off his racecar, his signature victory lane move, which has since been copied by several other drivers

“I like to have fun on and off the track and I expect Heffner Racing and I to have a great time this season,” concludes Walker.

For more information on Heffner Racing Enterprises, including team bios, schedules, photos, and news clips, visit To learn more about Tyler Walker, visit

Tuesday, January 05, 2010


Looking for sponsorship for the 2010 racing season. Daryl Stimeling first started racing at the age of twelve. He started racing go-karts at a local speedway and then moved to racing on pavement on the WKA circuit. In ten years of kart racing, Daryl won 146 races and 10 championships before moving up to the 410 sprint car ranks in 1987. Since then he has won 37 A-main features. Daryl also has 3 track championships at the Clinton County Speedway in Lock Haven, PA. He also ran with the All Star Circuit of Champions in the year 2000, where he finished 9th in driver and owner points and 2nd in the rookie of the year standings.

Plans For 2010 We are going to run a complete schedule at the Clinton County Speedway. Also racing all of the races in Vern Wasson’s new sprint car series. Also some races in western PA at Sharon Speedway and Tri City Speedway. Also some select races with the All-Star Sprints. We currently have a 2008 J&J and a aluminum 410 motor and are looking to buy another J&J and motor for 2010. Sponsorship from $500.00 and up. Contact: Daryl Stimeling 717-250-9702