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Posted: March 20th 2018

It has come to our attention that on Friday March 16th a member of our racing family Donald Needham driver of the #77 Four Cylinder has pasted away. Track Promoter Dan Savino and all of the Dog Hollow Speedway Track Staff & Personnel would like to offer our deepest condolences to the Needham Family. A Funeral Service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home Chapel. Please be sure to keep the Needham family in your thoughts and prayers. For more information, visit the obituary in the link below. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/triblive-tribune-review/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=188493358


Posted: March 20th 2018

Attention all new Four Cylinder race teams & current Four Cylinder race teams that will be racing at Dog Hollow Speedway in 2018. Safety is priority #1 when it comes to racing. With the anticipated increase of new race teams coming into the Four Cylinder division, we cannot stress strongly enough to make sure that all roll cages are properly constructed and meet the safety specifications of Dog Hollow Speedway. All Four Cylinder cars both new as well as established, will be inspected thoroughly during this years Test & Tune weekend. All Four Cylinder cars must receive a 2018 Dog Hollow Speedway Safety Sticker before the car will be allowed to race. Any team that has any questions pertaining this announcement, please feel free to contact Dan at (814) 502-8898.


Posted: March 12th 2018

Attention all Racecar Drivers and Team Owners. After several months of reviews and extensive consolation with Racers and Track Personnel, we have decided that any team that parks in the upper pits will now be given three(3) laps to change a tire under caution. This decision was solely made in the interest of safety due to the distance drivers have to travel from the track, to their pit stall, and then returning to the track. With this extra lap, there will be zero tolerance for speeding in the pits when changing a tire. Any team parked in the lower pits will remain at two(2) laps to change a tire under caution.


Posted: March 9th 2018

Attention all Drivers & Team Owners! If you are planning on renewing or reserving your Pit Stall for the 2018 Race Season, please contact Dan Savino at (814) 502-8898.

• Pit Stall Rental Cost: $100 

Rules for Pit Stall Rentals are as follows:
• Upper Pits: MAX parking length for hauler is 28 feet ONLY!
• Lower Pits: This section will be used ONLY for haulers that extends past 28 feet.


Posted: March 9th 2018

Attention to all of our great Race Fans, Drivers, & Team Owners. Track Promoter Dan Savino is pleased to announce that this weeks “Sponsor of the Week” is Truck Parts Unlimited Inc. out of Indiana, PA and owned and operated by Darrell Cunkelman and Family!

The Cunkelman family have been long time supporters of Dog Hollow Speedway and go above and beyond in supplying top quality parts for the heavy duty trucking industry as well as custom body parts for domestic pickup trucks. The Cunkelman’s have been operating their business for 30 plus years! If you are looking for top quality truck parts, Dan highly suggests stopping in to see Darrell, Mike, or Ray at Truck Parts Unlimited Inc. where you will find a great selection, awesome deals and get treated with respect. You can visit their website at http://truckpartsunlimitedpa.com/

Truck Parts Unlimited Inc. – Phone: 724-463-3710 • 
Email: [email protected] • 1849 S 6th Street Suite #5 Indiana, PA 15701


Posted: January 18th 2018

Track Promoter Dan Savino is pleased to announce that The Sweeney RUSH Dirt Late Model Series will be part of our weekly Friday Night Racing in 2018! See full press release below:

By Mike Leone

January 18, 2018

(Pulaski, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance is pleased to announced that Dog Hollow Speedway in Northern Cambria, Pa. will be the newest Sweeney RUSH Late Model Weekly Series beginning this season with weekly Friday night racing.  The first ever RUSH-sanctioned event at Dog Hollow will actually occur on Saturday, April 21 with their “Spring Time Spectacular” before weekly Friday night racing gets underway on Friday, April 27.

The 2018 season will mark the 20th anniversary year of racing at Dog Hollow and fifth now under the promotion of DMS Motorsports/Dan Savino.  Track owner and former promoter, Jim Michny, built the speedway that opened in 1998.  Dog Hollow was one of the first four speedways to run Crate Late Models in the Northeast weekly beginning in 2007.  The 2018 season will now be the 12th straight year with Crate Late Models in competition and now first under the RUSH banner.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring Dog Hollow on board with RUSH,” stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig.  “We’ve had talks with Dan Savino every year since he’s been promoting Dog Hollow and we can’t express how much we appreciate it that he has made the decision to have the track be part of our program. This will also give racers at Saturday night tracks, Pittsburgh and Roaring Knob, the ability to run a second night to accumulate points towards our valuable Championship programs.”

“Our decision moving to the RUSH Series was not an easy one after running the CARS series at the track for the last three years,” explained Dog Hollow promoter Dan Savino.  “However after watching the progress of the RUSH Series and what it represents in Crate Late Model racing and receiving input from a majority of Crate Late racers at Dog Hollow it was time for a change. We are looking forward to this opportunity and are very excited to watch this division continue to grow and evolve.”

RUSH member racers will be able to participate at Dog Hollow on a weekly basis and be eligible for all of the programs including the Sweeney Weekly Series Championship, the Pace Performance “Summer Chase”, and the “Futures Cup” for those eligible racers.  Member racers will battle for the “Track Pack Bonus” with $300 going to the driver that accumulates the most RUSH points at Dog Hollow, $200 for second, $150 for third, $100 for fourth, and $50 for fifth.  Contingency prizes will then be posted for those racers in sixth through eighth in the RUSH member points at Dog Hollow.  While membership is not mandatory to compete in any RUSH-sanctioned event, membership also includes a $100,000 excess participant accident policy, which is over and above drivers’ health insurance and speedways’ participant accident policy.

A transitional process will allow Dog Hollow’s previously legal tires for four completed events on the rears and six completed events on the fronts; otherwise RUSH’s Hoosier USA25 and/or 55 stamped Crate Racin’ USA Tires will be mandated.  The RUSH 91 or Sunoco 110 fuel will be mandated from the start as these were the required fuels in 2017.  Drivers need to be aware of RUSH’s rules for legal seals.

In 1996, Jim Michny began construction of a 4/10-mile clay dirt track.  Two years later, Jim with the help of his brother John opened the track under the name Dog Hollow Speedway in the spring 1998.  Over the years the track ran Friday night racing events hosting just about every class of cars as well as special racing events including the World of Outlaws Late Model Series in 2011.  In June of 2013, Dog Hollow Speedway closed its doors and canceled the remainder of their race season due to economic constraints.  A few months after closing, Dan Savino, an avid racing enthusiast, would seize the opportunity to bring the track back to its Friday night glory. Dog Hollow Speedway reopened in early May of 2014 and is now currently in its 5th year of racing under the new management of Mr. Savino.

Jim Michny‘s right hand man Terry ‘Mole’ Bassaro played a big role at Dog Hollow from track maintenance, concession stand work, public relations and marketing.  Terry was very much involved with all types of race cars, but he especially loved the Crate Late Model class helping fellow racer Mike Laughard in the #38L for many years.  Sadly, Terry passed away in early 2017.  In honor of his memory, Dog Hollow Speedway will be holding a memorial race for Terry ‘Mole’ Bassaro and his Family on Friday, August 3.

Dog Hollow Speedway is located 3.5 miles north of Route 422 in Strongstown, Pa. just off Route 403 North at 76 Hamill Road, Northern Cambria, PA 15714.  For more information, check out their website at www.doghollowspeedway.net or call 814-502-8898.  You can like their Facebook page by searching Dog Hollow Speedway and follow them on Twitter @doghollowspeed.

2018 RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl’s Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA,  Landrum Performance Spring, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at [email protected] and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.


Posted: January 12th 2018

Track Promoter Dan Savino is pleased to announce that Dog Hollow Speedway will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary as part of the 2nd Annual Late Model Extravaganza that will take place on Friday, July 27th at Dog Hollow Speedway and on Saturday, July 28th at The ‘Thrill on the Hill’ Marion Center Speedway celebrating their 52nd Anniversary. The Potts Family at Marion Center Speedway has the distinguished honor of having the oldest family owned race track in Pennsylvania. The Super Late Model race on the 27th will pay $5,000 to win and the race on the 28th will pay $5,200 to win! Additionally, a bonus will be given to the top 5 average finishes for both nights. July 27th will also feature our Children’s Caner Benefit Night with activities including the Pie in the Face Contest, and Dunking Machine! This will be an awesome weekend for both tracks so please be sure to mark these two dates on your racing calendar.


Posted: December 7th 2017

To all the Great Racing Community that has been very supportive of Crate Late Model driver Joe Moyer, Track Promoter Dan Savino would like to give a quick update on Joe’s progress.

“As you all may be aware, Joe Moyer suffered several heart attacks that lead to open-heart surgery. He is currently in recovery after the surgery. I was fortunate enough to spend some time today to talk with Joe on the phone. After his most recent follow up with his doctor, Joe’s progress is very slow due to the severity of his condition. His road to recovery is going to take a little longer than he had hoped but his prognosis is good as long as he follows doctors orders. At this time, Joe is mostly home bound with minimal activity. He expressed to me how overwhelmed he was by all the positive responses that he received on social media and the genuine concern for his health. Joe also told me that he has a lot of free time on his hands and would enjoy any Fans or Racers to give him a call and chat. Finally, Joe wants to thank everyone for supporting him at this very challenging time of his life and he also wants to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Joe can be reached at (814) 934-5857 between 11am and 8pm.”
- Track Promoter Dan Savino