Rex, Williams & Schultz Top Earners In Dog Hollow Special; Martin & Zufall Repeat in RUSH Races
STRONGSTOWN, PA (June 18, 2021) – Steve Rex, of Youngsville, dropped in to Dog Hollow Speedway Friday night and came away with the $1000 E-Mod Specail. The Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders saw Williamsport ’s Rob Williams grab the $700 top prize while Punxy’s Joe Martin claimed his second feature in the Townsend Gas & Oil RUSH Late Models. Cody Schultz and John Marks were the two winners in the Jim St. John Memorial for the PA Thunder on the Dirt Vintage Modified Series while Mt. Pleasant ’s Jeremy Zufall claimed his second win in the AMSOIL/Ron’s Collision Center RUSH Stock Cars. With bad weather on the radar management started the show 15 minutes early and had the show done by ten o’clock .Up first were the E-Mods for their 20-lap special. At the drop of the green Steve Rex wasted no time taking the lead from the outside front row. He out raced Shane Crotty into turn one. Rex, Mike Altobelli, Jr., Crotty, Troy Johnson had a four car battle at the front while Greg Hauger and Dan Davies worked their way forward. Hauger spun on lap 5. They ran nose to tail setting a torrid pace until Hauger’s night ended on lap ten after his second spin. Davies moved into fourth and joined the lead pack. Rex never relinquished the lead to claim the $1000 paycheck for his effort. Shane Crotty was second over Troy Johnson, Dan Davies, Mike Altobelli, Jr., Carl McKinney, Brandon Householder, Amber Mills, Greg Hauger and Ty Rhoades. Heat wins went to Altobelli and Rex.The PA Thunder on the Dirt Vintage Modified Series was next. Hyde’ Cody Schultz took off from the outside pole and never looked back to score his second win in the 15-lap Jim St. John Memorial. Schultz also won the event in 2019. Mark Hahn was second over Steve Longo, John Marks (Sportsman winner) and Paul St. John. Schultz and Jeff Manners were the heat winners. Michael Duritsky led the opening lap of the Townsend Gas & Oil RUSH Late Models. Martin shot past on lap two. Martin and Duritsky pulled away from the pack but a six car battle was happening for third back. A caution on lap 16 closed the pack but when the green flew Martin took off to claim his second win of the season. Duritsky held on for second over Bud Watson, Joe Petyak, Joe Martin, Kyle Smith, Jr., Tim Snare, Mark Rend and Rudy Bassaro. Martin on the lone heat.In the AMSOIL/Ron’s Collision Center RUSH Stock Cars Jeremy Zufall passed early leader Bob Torquato on lap five to run off for his second win of the season and first since opening day. Torquato blew a tire with two to go. Zufall won the heat.The Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders saw a few invaders drop by for the $700 winners pay. Dylan Young took the lead when the green dropped. Young had pressure from a few different drivers as he lead. First Tyler Laughard challenged him before Cody Young took over the runner up spot and gave chase. The brother were joined by Rob Williams and they put on a show. On the final lap Williams was able to sneak by on the back stretch to take the win. Dylan held on for second over Cody Young, Noah Swank, Jeff Vasos, Bill Eckenrode, Ashton Daughenbaugh, Bill Hassenplug, Cruz Daughenbaugh and Michael Sinclair. Heats for the 31 car field went to Adam Pletcher, Dylan Young, Rob Williams and Cody Young with David Needham taking the B-Main. Dog Hollow Speedway will be dark on June 25 and will return on July 2 with the biggest show so far this season. The RUSH Late Models will pay $3000 to win with the MCS Super Late Models paying $2500 to win. Joining them on the card that evening will be the RUSH Wingless Sprints, Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders and AMSOIL/Ron’s Collision Center RUSH Stock Cars as well as a Holiday Fireworks display.
E-Mods (12) – Steve Rex, Shane Crotty, Troy Johnson, Dan Davies, Mike Altobelli, Jr., Carl McKinney, Brandon Householder, Amber Mills, Greg Hauger, Ty Rhoades, Tyler Fulton, DNS – George Dixon, Jr.
Townsend Gas & Oil RUSH Late Models (9) – Joe Martin, Michael Duritsky, Bud Watson, Joe Petyak, Joe Moyer, Kyle Smith, Jr., Tim Snare, Mark Rend, Rudy Bassaro.
Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders (31) – Rob Williams, Dylan Young, Cody Young, Noah Swank, Jeff Vasos, Bill Eckenrode, Ashton Daughenbaugh, Bill Hassenplug, Cruz Daughenbaugh, Michael Sinclair, David Needham, Raymond Dallape, Chaz Dawson, Todd Davis, Ryan Unger, Jamie Noel, Timothy Baker, Mike Phillipson, Jesse Laughard, Michael Boring, Tyler Laughard, Adam Pletcher, Jordon McEvoy, DNS – Cody Baughman. DNQ – John Diehl, Jamey Swank, Tyler Elenberger, Chuck Dizzle, Brandon Pearce, Thomas Warren, Jack Theys.
PA Thunder on the Dirt (9) – Cody Schultz, Mark Hahn, Steve Longo, John Marks, Paul St. John, Thomas Warburton, Bill Romesburg, Jeff Manners, Gene Wrightstone.
AMSOIL/Ron’s Collison Center RUSH Stock Cars (2) – Jeremy Zufall, Bob Torquato.
Exciting Night of Special Events Highlight Dog Hollow Speedway Friday Night
STRONGSTOWN, PA (June 14, 2021) – Friday, June 18, will see some great racing action at Dog Hollow Speedway. The E-Mods (UMP Rules) will be making their appearance. Joining them will be the Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders for a special event as well as the PA Vintage Modifieds. The Townsend Gas & Oil RUSH Late Models and AMSOIL/Ron’s Auto Body RUSH Stocks cars will also share the card that night.The E- Mods have made several appearances at Dog Hollow over the years and they will be returning Friday night. The 20 lap event will pay the winner $1000. Several local tracks have been running them in recent years as the once popular class makes a comeback locally. Rich Michael, Mike Altobelli, Jr., and Dan Davies are three of the more recent winners at the Dog Pound. A good field of cars are expected for the show.The Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders will also be in the spotlight with a 20-lap, $700 to win event. The 4 Cylinders have not had a repeat winner this season. A few outsiders are expected to invade and try to conquer a strong field of locals including the Young brothers, Dylan and Cody. Noah Swank, Mike Phillipson, Chuck Dizzle, Ashton & Cruz Daughenbaugh and many others may have something to say about it. These guys put on some amazing races, and with the extra incentive, it should be interesting.The PA Thunder on the Dirt Vintage Modified Series makes it’s first of two visits this season. Their return also brings back the Jim St. John Memorial. Jim was a former racer in the club and has a long history of racing in the region. There are two classes, Modifieds and Sportsman, that compete together. Hank Coles and Les Myers are the hot shoes in the Modifieds while Jeff Manners and Paul St. John (son of Jim) will be duking it out with many others for the Sportsman honors.Other classes on hand will be the Townsend Gas & Oil RUSH Late Models and AMSOIL/Ron’s Auto Body RUSH Stock Cars. This will be the final tune up before the Innaugural Jim Burns Tribute / James & Dave Burns Memorial on July 2. That race will pay a whopping $3000 and drivers are sure to drop in and dial in for that big event.Pit Gates will open at 5 PM, Grandstands at 6 PM, Hot Laps 7 PM, with racing at 7:30 sharp. Adult tickets are $12, Seniors 60+ & Veterans $10, Kids 12 & Under FREE. Pit Passes are $30, Youth Pit Passes 6 to 12 $15, 5 & Under FREE.
Hardy & Torquato Only Repeat Winners at Dog Hollow Speedway
STRONGSTOWN, PA (June 11, 2021) – Kyle Hardy, of Linden, VA, returned to Dog Hollow Speedway and garnered his second straight checker in the Townsend Gas & Oil RUSH Late Model feature. Uniontown’s Michael Lake used a last lap restart to win his first MCS Super Late Model feature of the season. Lake ’s win made it four different winners in four races. Colton St. John towed in from Killbuck , OH to earn the Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinder checker while Bob Torquato won his third straight in the AMSOIL/Ron’s Auto Body RUSH Stock Car feature. The visiting Super 6 Late Models saw Masontown’s Michael Duritsky take the win. The 15-lap AMSOIL/Ron’s Auto Body RUSH Stock Car feature saw Jeremy Zufall’s car falter at the start. This allowed heat winner Bob Torquato to win his third straight feature win. In the 25-lap MCS Super Late Model A-Main John Wayne Weaver took off at the start. A restart on lap two found Clinton Hersh, in his own #16, blow by on the restart. Hersh led through a few more early restarts before opening up a sizeable lead on Weaver. Michael Lake took over the second spot on lap 22. Lake was closing the gap but time was running out when a caution flew on the final lap. This set up a two lap dash to the finish. Lake wasted to time when the green flew and quickly disposed of Hersh and lead the final two laps to earn the win, his first since 2018 at the Dog Pound. Hersh was second over John Wayne Weaver, Billy Eash, Dave Blazavich, Del Rougeux, Denny Fenton, Dylan Fenton, Ryan Christoff and Mike Laughard. Heats were won by Joe Petyak and Weaver. The wild 12-lap Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinder feature sent to Ohio invader Colton St. John. Mike Phillipson, driving Dylan Young’s #14, took off at the start leading the first seven laps. St. John , who started 18th, quickly worked his way forward and took second on lap seven. Lap eight saw leader Phillipson flipping out over turn two. This handed the lead over to St. John , who led one more lap when the race was checkered after another caution and the time limit expired. Cody Young came from the rear after a pit stop to take the second spot followed by Noah Swank, Jeremy Trusko, Cory Staley, Chuck Dizzle, Michael Sinclair, Bill Eckenrode, Timothy Baker and Jamie Noel. Taking heat wins were Mike Phillipson and Tyler Laughard. Kyle Hardy started on the pole and led every lap winning his second straight in the 20-lap Townsend Gas & Oil RUSH Late Model feature. Hardy drove away to an over straightaway lead defeating Michael Duritsky. Levi Crowl, Joe Moyer, Tim Snare, Mark Rend, Rudy Bussaro, Joe Petyak, Joe Martin and Andrew Koenig rounded out the top ten. Heat went to Joe Moyer and Kyle Hardy. The Super 6 Late Models rounded out the night. RUSH driver Michael Duritsky picked up a ride and led all 15-laps to score the win. Mike Spinneweber, Cory Stivason, Rod Phillipson, Ed Dunkel and Denny Jerko completed the field. Duritsky won the lone heat. Coming up Friday, June 18, the 4 Cylinders will run for extra pay and laps. The E-Mods will be making their first appearance along with RUSH Late Models, RUSH Stock Cars and the PA Vintage Modified Series in the Jim St. John Memorial. Pit gates open at 5 PM , Grandstands 6 PM, Hot Laps 7 PM and racing at 7:30 PM sharp.
MCS Super Late Models (12) – Michael Lake, Clinton Hersh, John Wayne Weaver, Billy Eash, Dave Blazavich, Del Rougeux, Denny Fenton, Dylan Fenton, Ryan Christoff, Mike Laughard, Joe Petyak , Chad McClellan
Townsend Gas & Oil RUSH Late Models (11) – Kyle Hardy, Michael Duritsky, Levi Crowl, Joe Moyer, Tim Snare, Mark Rend, Rudy Bussaro, Joe Petyak, Joe Martin, Andrew Koenig, Kyle Smith, Jr.
Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders (23) – Colton St. John, Cody Young, Noah Swank, Jeremy Trusko, Cory Staley, Chuck Dizzle, Michael Sinclair, Bill Eckenrode, Timothy Baker, Jamie Noel, Brandon Pearce, Adam Ellis, Raymond Dallape, Cody Baughman, Mike Phillipson (Dylan 14D), Tyler Laughard, Jeff Pennington, Cruz Daughenbaugh, Jacob Botteicher, Jesse Laughard, Dan Moss, Anthony Varner, Chaz Dawson. AMSOIL/Ron’s Auto Body
RUSH Stock Cars (2) – Bob Torquato, Jeremy Zufall.
Super 6 Late Models (6) – Michael Duritsky, Mike Spinneweber, Curtis Stivason, Rodney Phillips, Ed Dunkel, Denny Jerko
Dog Hollow Speedway to Host the Inaugural Jim Burns Tribute / David & James Burns Memorial for the RUSH Late Models on July 2.
Dog Hollow Speedway is excited to announce the Inaugural Jim Burns Tribute / David & James Burns Memorial for the Townsend Gas & Oil RUSH Late Model Series to be held on Friday, July 2. The race will pay $3000 to win for the RUSH Touring Late Models and will be a double header with the RUSH Sprints Car Series. The evening’s racing card will also include the MCS Super Late Models paying $2500 to win giving the fans some great racing for the night. Joining them is the Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders and AMSOIL/Ron’s Auto Body RUSH Stock Cars. The night will also include a Holiday Fireworks display.The richest paying RUSH Late Model race at Dog Hollow Speedway will pay tribute to a Johnstown/Geistown legend and his two late sons. Jim was a top runner in the old Modified Coupe, Hardtops, Supers and Late Models all around the area. Picking up many wins on the Jennerstown and Latrobe circuit as well as competing at many other tracks in the area in his familiar two tone pink #52 cars. He’s competed at tracks such as Hagerstown, Williams Grove, Windber, Johnstown and Ruffsdale to name a few.This race also has special meaning to co-promoter Kyle Smith and DHS announcer Dave Kittey. “I grew up 2 doors away from the Burns family home and had some of my best memories with they’re family, Smith stated. David and I spent many long nights working on cars and street racing. Jimmy and I attended many races together near and far. Tragically they were taken from us way too soon. JB was then, and is today, a very important person in my life and no doubt my racing roots stem from the old #52. Or the pink panther as the neighborhood kids referred to Jim’s racecar.”“Jimmy was one of the nicest guys I remember,” stated Kittey. “He always had time to talk to us as a kid after the races in the pits. I would root for him at Jennerstown and Latrobe. I remember him driving for my dad one year at Langhorne for the big end of the year special they had.”Jim was known as the “Flying Florist.” He owned a local flower shop in Geistown for many years. Burns was inducted into the Jennerstown Speedway Hall of Fame by local historians.Special thanks goes out to Johnstown Hydraulics Inc, Erickson Equipment and DentWorks PDR Pros of Johnstown for their help with the show.
Dog Hollow Speedway and Hidden Valley Speedway Join Forces for Bonus’ for Super Late Models and 4 Cylinders
Hidden Valley Speedway, in Clearfield, and Dog Hollow Speedway, in Strongstown, have joined forces to create a bonus for drivers in the Super Late Model and 4 Cylinder classes at both tracks. Each track will put up $100 each week. A $100 will go in the late model bonus and $100 will go to the 4 Cylinders bonus. Any driver that can win on Friday night at Dog Hollow and then follow that up the next night at Hidden Valley will collect the $100 bonus. If Saturday night’s winner at HVS is different than Friday and they can win the following Friday at DHS they will still get the bonus. Both tracks will continue to add to each week until someone wins and then it will start all over. This past weekend was the first of the bonus’ and Billy Eash of Johnstown was the able to earn an extra $100 for his double winning effort at the two tracks. The 4 Cylinder bonus wasn’t collected so it will be $200 this week. Dog Hollow Speedway runs each Friday night with the MCS Super Late Models, Townsend Gas & Oil RUSH Late Models, Texas Auto Ranch 4 Cylinders and AMSOIL/Ron’s Auto Body RUSH Stock Cars. The Hidden Valley Speedway runs on Saturday with the Subway Super Late Models, TH Porta John Semi Lates, Hugill Sanitation Small Block Modifieds, Winter’s Signs Street Stocks and Little’s Drive In 4 Cylinders.