July 5 2012
HESSTON REVAMPS 2012 SCHEDULE, “REVOLUTION” RESCHEDULED FOR JULY 21 WITH “RON STRAIT CHAMPIONSHIP”
(Hesston, PA) The 2012 schedule at the Hesston Speedway will be modified to 3 remaining race dates for the season. Due to health issues with promoter DR Eriksen, the
Promoter DR Eriksen was diagnosed with early-stage cancer in November 2011. Successful surgery was performed in January and the racing season for 2012 was delayed so promoter DR Eriksen could undergo radiation treatment. DR is currently undergoing the chemotherapy phase of treatment. While the prognosis is good, the current schedule of speedway events coupled with other business demands has caused delays in scheduling of medical appointments. All involved realize that these treatments must take priority over the next several months in order to have proper health in order to return to a full slate in 2013.
Unused tickets or armbands from May 27 or July 3 will be honored for face value at any remaining 2012 event. If using as a rain check at one of the 2012 events, the ticket/armband may simply be exchanged for a new one at that race. Those with concerns can contact the track as email@example.com.
“Revolution” that was rained out on July 3 will now be run on Saturday, July 21 as part of the “Ron Strait Championship.” This race will honor long-time friend Ron Strait who lost his life in a tragic accident this Spring. “Revolution/Ron Strait Championship” will pay out over $35,000 including a $2,000 total payoff increase from the 1st Speedmonster event.
The Speedmonster/3 State Flyers Super Late Models will race for $5,100 to win, $400 to start and $200 for non-qualifiers. This event will be a new draw for position, so all new entries are welcome to attend. On the original date of July 3, 63 late model cars were signed into the pits including 41 S³/3SF Super Late Models.
The original rain date of July 7 could not be used as several key officials were not available on that date due to work commitments and could not be replaced in the short time period. This prime date of July 21 was chosen as nearby Port Royal Speedway, Thunder Valley Raceway and Hagerstown Speedway are not having car racing that night. This date will allow the high majority of race teams in attendance on July 3 to return.
The “Eriksen Grand Prix” will now be moved to Sunday, September 2. This race will honor track founders Sonny & Peggy Eriksen and will pay $5,100 to win for Speedmonster/ULMS/3 State Flyers Super Late Models with championship payoffs for Semi-Late Model Sportsman, A-Cadets, Hobby-Modifieds and Roadrunners.
“Mega-Blitz 2012” will now be moved to Friday, October 12 as part of “The Ultimate” weekend. “Mega-Blitz” will pay $2,555 to win for Speedmonster Super Late Models, making “The Ultimate” weekend a total of $12,555 to win and keeping the event on the road to return to its previous stature at Challenger. “The Ultimate” on Saturday, October 13 will still pay $10,000 to win for the Speedmonster/ULMS Super Late Models. The “Challenger Super Championships” on October 11-12 will pay high championship payoffs for the Semi-Late Model Sportsman, A-Cadets, Hobby-Modifieds and Roadrunners.
The Speedmonster point fund will remain at $5,000 despite the elimination of 1 event if the remaining 4 dates are completed. The Speedmonster champion will receive $2,000 in addition to the $3,000 to win Nininger’s Tire & Auto Center 3 State Flyers championship payoff.
The regular events scheduled for July 14, August 4 and August 18 have been eliminated from the schedule. Hesston-legal Semi-LM Sportsman should be eligible to compete at Hummingbird, Marion Center, Hagerstown and Winchester Speedways, with limited-motor cars being eligible to compete at those tracks as well as Bedford, Cumberland, Susquehanna and Williams Grove. A-Cadet cars should be eligible to compete at Dog Hollow, Path Valley, Hummingbird and Marion Center with standard and spec motors cars being eligible to compete at Cumberland. Hobby-Modified standard cars should be legal to compete at Dog Hollow, Bedford, Thunder Valley, Cumberland and Marion Center. Hobby-Modified top category cars should be eligible to compete at Dog Hollow and Marion Center. Roadrunners should be eligible to compete at Dog Hollow, Bedford, Thunder Valley, Cumberland, Marion Center, Hummingbird, Roaring Knob and Path Valley. Please verify individual track rules before attending those tracks. No major changes are planned in Hesston rules for 2013.
Hesston Speedway is ready to rock the mountains of central PA on July 21 with its 2nd major Super Late Model event of the season. “Revolution/Ron Strait Championship” will feature the Speedmonster/3 State Flyers Super Late Models with a total payoff in all divisions of over $35,000.
Hesston has become a powerhouse* of late model racing in the region (*t-440). In 2012, “Motor Mountain” has averaged 41 Super Late Models and 68 total late model-type cars at its mega-events. With its unique, multi-level rules sets, Hesston has also become the premier showdown track in the area. Virtually every car in the region in the divisions that Hesston runs is legal and will be competitive with weight breaks and spoiler variances for different equipment types. This makes Hesston a true place for race teams to face off to determine who earns the bragging rights of being the best in their division.
The Speedmonster/3 State Flyers will pay $5,100 to win and $400 to start for the 55 lap championship race. Super Late Model non-qualifier pay has been increased to an unprecedented amount of $200 for “Revolution/Ron Strait Championship.” This increase in tow money makes Hesston the highest paying track for those positions in the region.
Semi-Late Model Sportsman (limited/crate/steel block late models) will see increased pay of $1,100 to win and $150 to start at this race. Non-qualifers will receive $100, which was already doubled from last year’s tow money for the 1st Speedmonster event. Additionally, the highest finishing crate late model with a top 5 finish will receive a $400 bonus, if that bounty is not claimed on June 23.
A-Cadets (street/pro-stock) will now race for an increased payoff of $700 to win and $90 to start on July 3. Non-qualifiers will receive $60, which had also already been increased for the 1st Speedmonster event. Roadrunners will now compete for $222 to win. Once again, their start money has been increased to $45 because of the previous car count. The Hobby-Modifieds will compete for an increased payoff of $500 to win and $50 to start, sponsored by Bedford County Tree & Lawn Solutions of Everett, PA.
Nick Dickson of Lewistown, PA stunned the record crowd at the 1st Speedmonster Super Late Model event this season by winning from the 24th restating position, in a race where the top 9 advanced 58 positions. Dickson and Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, PA currently are tied for the lead in the Speedmonster Super Series championship, which pays $2,000 to the champion from a $5,000 point bonue fund. Satterlee is also leading 3 State Flyer points after claiming a win at Natural Bridge Speedway last weekend. Jeff Rine and Jeremy Miller both have Super Late Model wins at Hesston in 2011 and sit 3rd and 4th in Speedmonster points with Mike Lupfer rounding out the top 5.
Rick Singleton of Huntingdon, PA was the Semi-Late Model Sportsman championship feature winner and currently leads track points. Khi Swanger of Huntingdon, PA won the A-Cadet championship feature. Rick Potter of Everett, PA came home the winner in the Hobby—Modifieds. Adam Pletcher of Johnstown, PA started 20th on the grid and roared forward to win in the Roadrunners.
All 5 divisions will be competing in “Revolution/Ron Strait Championship”, with feature-only, extended-lap formats for the Hobby-Modifieds and Roadrunners. The Super Late Model feature will be 2nd in rotation, with only necessary races in between sets of Super Late Model races to give those teams enough time to work on their cars. The remaining 3 features will be run after the Super Late Models.
All classes will have warm-ups. Hobby-Modifieds and Roadrunners features have been extended 5 laps to offset the elimination of the heat races. A-Cadets will run without a time limit at this event since their last 2 championship races saw the time limit expire. The A-Cadets will be 1 of the features after the Super Late Models
2:00 Pit Gates
4:00 Grandstand Gates
5:15 Drivers Meeting for All Classes
5:45 Pill Draw Closes
5:45 Warm-Ups for All Classes
6:15 Complete Track Prep
Appx 7:00 Super Late Model heat races – TBA laps
Semi-Late Model Sportsman heat races – 10 laps
Super Late Model consolations – TBA laps
Semi-Late Model Sportsman consolation – 8 laps
Hobby-Modified Championship – 21 laps (35 minute limit)
Super Late Model Championship – 55 laps
Semi-Late Model Sportsman Championship – 30 laps
Roadrunner Championship – 17 laps
A-Cadet Championship – 25 laps
Adult admission for “Revolution/Ron Strait Championship” to the grandstands is only $19.05 + $.95 tax = $20. Junior 10-16 grandstand admission is $14.29 + $.71 tax = $15.00. Children 9 and under are FREE in the grandstands. Pit admission is $34.29 + $1.71 tax = $36.00. Super Late Models will have a $15 entry fee with no entry fee for other divisions.
The “Dirt Doctor” DR Eriksen would like to once again thank the race teams and race fans for making the 1st Speedmonster event such a huge success. With the continued support of the racing events at Hesston Speedway, bigger and better events can be built in the future as being demonstrated at “Revolution/Ron Strait Championship!”
Speedmonster 2012 Point Bonus: (Point bonus is based on completion of all 5 scheduled races at the 4 events. Driver must have perfect attendance at all completed races to receive point bonus.)
1st $2,000 2nd $1,000 3rd $500 4th $500 5th $500 6th $500
Payoffs for “Revolution/Ron Strait Championship” at Hesston Speedway, Saturday, July 21:
S³/3SF Super Late Model - 1st $5,100 2nd $2,000 3rd $1,400 4th $1,200 5th $1,100 6th $1,000 7th $800 8th $700 9th $600 10th $550 11th $525 12th $500 13th $475 14th $450 15th $425 16th $400 17th $400 18th $400 19th $400 20th $400 21st $400 22nd $400 23rd $400 24th $400 $200 for all cars that do not qualify that make 1 lap on the track. $15 entry fee.
Semi-Late Model Sportsman - 1st $1,100 2nd 575 3rd $400 4th $300 5th $250 6th $225 7th $200 8th $190 9th $180 10th $170 11th $160 12th $155 13th $150 14th $150 15th $150 16th $150 17th $150 18th $150 19th $150 20th $150 21st $150 22nd $150 23rd $150 24th $150 $100 for all cars that do not qualify that make 1 lap on the track. No car entry fee! $400 bonus to the top finishing crate late model in the top 5 positions if not claimed on June 23.
A-Cadet - 1st $700 2nd $350 3rd $225 4th $175 5th $140 6th $125 7th $115 8th $105 9th $100 10th $98 11th $95 12th $92 13th $90 14th $90 15th $90 16th $90 17th $90 18th $90 19th $90 20th $90 21st $90 22nd $90 23rd $90 24th $90 $60 for all cars that do not qualify that make 1 lap on the track. No car entry fee!
Hobby-Modified - 1st $500 2nd $200 3rd $125 4th $100 5th $85 6th $75 7th $70 8th $65 9th $60 10th $55 11th $50 12th $50 13th $50 14th $50 15th $50 16th $50 17th $50 18th $50 19th $50 20th $50 21st $50 22nd $50 23rd $50 24th $50 $40 for all cars that do not qualify that make 1 lap on the track. No car entry fee!
Roadrunner - 1st $222 2nd $100 3rd $75 4th $65 5th $55 6th $50 7th $48 8th $48 9th $48 10th $48 11th $45 12th $45 13th $45 14th $45 15th $45 16th $45 17th $45 18th $45 19th $45 20th $45 21st $45 22nd $45 23rd $45 24th $45 $36 for all cars that do not qualify that make 1 lap on the track. No car entry fee!
Speedmonster Super Late Model Points as of “Superthunder Road”
17 Nick Dickson Lewistown, PA 170
22 Gregg Satterlee Rochester Mills, PA 170
92/2j Jeff Rine Danville, PA 169
1m Jeremy Miller Littlestown, PA 166
06 Mike Lupfer Shermansdale, PA 165
15p Matt Parks Three Springs, PA 164
26 Jerry Bard Shippensburg, PA 164
8L Scott LeBarron Dillsburg, PA 163
43a Jason Covert York Haven, PA 162
27/24x Jim Yoder Selinsgrove, PA 161
12 Devin Friese Chambersburg, PA 160
24 Dylan Yoder Selinsgrove, PA 159
79 Mike Altobelli Jr Saxon, PA 157
14 Jack Pencil Bedford, PA 156
3 Tim Wilson McClure, PA 155
57 Jeff Miller Huntingdon, PA 154
34d Bob Dunn East Waterford, PA 153
5w Waylon Wagner Lewistown, PA 152
66 Justin Kann Hesston, PA 150
10 Alex Ferree Saxonburg, PA 148
3 State Flyers Points as of Natural Bridge Speedway
22 Gregg Satterlee 590
1M Jeremy Miller 531
12 Devin Friese 481
43a Jason Covert 470
8L Scott LeBarron 450
66 Justin Kann 428
15p Matt Parks 369
24 Dylan Yoder 348
2j/92 Jeff Rine 345
87 Walker Arthur 322
26 Jerry Bard 315
39 Greg Fetters 305
79 Mike Altobelli Jr 304
27 Jim Yoder 295
Wild1 Chris Harr 282
14 Jack Pencil 277
0 Ron Delano Jr 270
17 Nick Dickson 200
76 Andy Haus 199
6 Jamie Lathroum 195
3 State Flyers Ready for 2012 Season with Niningers Tire & Auto Point Championship!
The 3 State Flyers 2012 season promises to be the best in the series history with bigger payoffs and the return of Nininger Tire & Auto as point fund sponsor. The 2012 schedule includes 11 exciting events beginning with a doubleheader at Hesston and Bedford on Memorial Day weekend, leading to the Big Kahuna at Roaring Knob in September.
Niningers Tire & Auto has been a strong supporter of regional racing for decades and returns as the primary sponsor for 3 State Flyers in 2012. The Niningers Tire & Auto Point Championship will pay $3,000 to the winner in 2012. The remaining positions of the point fund is based on completion of the scheduled events.
Niningers Tire & Auto was established in 1977 and is located at 302 Petersville Road in Brunswick, MD. Niningers specializes in engine and transmission repairs, tires and rims, alignments, steering and suspension, brake replacement, batteries, air conditioning and heating systems, cooling systems, fuel systems, tune-ups and any routine maintenance. They offer towing and Maryland state inspections as well. The qualified experts at Niningers will get your auto back on the road with assurance. Full information can be found at niningers.com
The 3 State Flyers season kicks off on Sunday Night May 27 with “Superthunder by the Lake” at Hesston Speedway. “Superthunder” will also be the blast off for Hesston’s Speedmonster Super Series 5-event schedule. This 51-lap race will pay $5,100 to win in honor of the track’s 51st anniversary with $400 to start. Hesston will pay increased tow money of $150 at their events. The following night, Monday, May 28 3 State Flyers makes the 1st of 2 appearances at Bedford Speedway for a 35 lap event paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start. The proximity of Hesston and Bedford allow for a great $8,000 total to win weekend within a short distance for race teams.
The next pair of events moved to Virginia at East Side Speedway in Waynesboro and Natural Bridge Speedway at Natural Bridge. This will also allow for race teams to have a 2-race weekend within a 52 mile distance. 3 State Flyers will make its 1st-ever appearance at East Side on Friday night, June 22 paying $3,500 to win and $300 to start. The series moves south to Natural Bridge on Saturday June 23 with a $3,500 to win event and $300 to start.
On Tuesday, July 3, the series returns to Hesston for “Revolution 2012” Hesston will pay strong payoffs at all of their Speedmonster Super Series events with this race also paying $5,100 to win, $400 to start and $150 tow money. The feature distance is scheduled to go 55 laps at “Revolution 2012.”
The first weekend in August is another doubleheader weekend with Thunder Valley Speedway hosting the “Laurel Highlands Classic” on Friday, August 3. This race will pay $3,000 to win and $300 to start.. The following night the series returns to “Motor Mountain” at Hesston for the “Eriksen Grand Prix.” This will be a showdown between 3 State Flyers, Speedmonster and the ULMS series from the northern tier of PA. The “Eriksen Grand Prix” will pay $4,100 to win, $400 to start and $150 tow.
The “Labor Day 55” will return to the Bedford Speedway on Friday, August 31. This 3 State Flyers event will pay $5,055 to the winner. The 55 lap feature will be Bedford’s biggest event of 2012. On Sunday, September 2, Speedmosnter/3SF “Mega-Blitz Mach 3” at Hesston will feature a unique twin 30-lap format paying a total of $5,100 to win, $400 to start and $150 tow money.
3 State Flyers will conclude the 2012 season with a pair of events at Roaring Knob. The “King of the Knob” will pay $5,000 to win on Saturday, September 8. The 3 State Flyers season finale will be at Roaring Knob on September 28-29 as the “Big Kahuna” moves to its new home. This 2-day event will pay $7,000 to win for a 66-lap feature, with a $1,000 to win non-qualifiers race.
Jason Covert of York Haven, PA is the defending 3-time champion of the 3 State Flyers. Covert won his 3rd championship in 2011 over JT Spence of Winchester, Va, Nick Dickson of Lewistown, PA, Scott LeBarron of Dover, PA and DJ Myers of Greencastle, PA.
3 State Flyers is proudly supported by its sponsors. Niningers Tire & Auto is located at 302 Petersville Road in Brunswick, MD. Their website is niningers.com. American Racer is based out of Indiana, PA. Lias Tire, located at 488 North 5th Street in Indiana, PA, is the regional distributor for American Racer. More information on American Racer and Lias Tire may be found at americanraceronline.com, liastireonline.com or by calling 800-638-7028.
Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic is headquartered at 2931 Industrial Park Drive in Finksburg, MD with satellite distribution centers at 1076 South Main Street in Roaring Springs, PA and at Precise Racing Products located at located at 110 S Pike Road #207 in Sarver, PA. Information on Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic may be found at hoosiermidatlantic.com. Precise Racing Products website is preciseracing.com. HTMA and Precise Racing can be reached at 800-651-5164.
D&D Auto Recycling is located at Williamsport, MD and is a supplier or Sunoco Race Fuels. Their website is d-dautorecycling.com. Additional 3 State Flyers sponsors include WRT Web Designs and WRT Speedwerx at wrtwebdesigns.com and
. Tim Fraker Signs and Race Graphics at timfrakersigns.com. Sports Plus Video at sportsplusvideo.com. West End Shell at 1227 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown, MD. Round Hill Auto Service on 5 East Loudoun Street in Round Hill, Va. Speedwrapz at speedwrapz.com.
Full information on 3 State Flyers may be round at threestateflyers.com. Hesston Speedway is a 4/10 mile track located at Hesston PA off of SR 26 on Race Track Road, then Redstone Ridge Road then Sawmill Road. Track website is hesstonspeedway.com. Bedford Speedway is located at the Bedford Fairgrounds in Bedford, PA on Pitt Street. Track website is bedfordspeedway.com.
East Side Speedway is located off US 340 on Al Gore Lane at Waynesboro, VA. Information can be found at eastsidespeedway.com. Natural Bridge Speedway is located off I-81 exit 180A, then US 11 to North Dry Well Road. Track website is nbspeedway.com
Thunder Valley Raceway is located off Shade Church Road at Central City, PA. Information can be found at thundervalleyraceway.com. Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex is located off US 40 at Markelysburg, PA. Track website is roaringknob.com.
2012 3 State Flyers Schedule
Sunday, May 27 / Hesston Speedway / Superthunder by the Lake / 51 laps / $5,100
Monday, May 28 / Bedford Speedway / 35 laps / $3,000
Friday, June 22 / East Side Speedway / TBA laps / $3,500
Saturday, June 23 / Natural Bridge Speedway / TBA laps / $3,500
Tuesday, July 3 / Hesston Speedway / Revolution 2012 / 55 laps / $5,100
Saturday, July 7 / rain date for Revolution 2012
Friday August 3 / Thunder Valley Raceway / Laurel Highlands Classic / 35 laps / $3,000
Saturday August 4 / Hesston Speedway / Eriksen Grand Prix / 44 laps / $4,100
Friday August 31 / Bedford Speedway / Labor Day 55 / 55 laps / $5,055
Sunday, September 2 / Hesston Speedway / Mega-Blitz Mach 3 / 2-30 laps / $5,100
Saturday September 8 / Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex / King of the Knob / 55 laps / $5,000
Friday-Saturday, September 28-29 / Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex / Big Kahuna / 66 laps / $7,000 plus $1,000 NQ Race