SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Selinsgrove Speedway will present one of central Pennsylvania’s biggest non-sanctioned late model races of the year at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 15, with the inaugural running of the Super Late Model 46er as part of the track’s 75th anniversary celebration.
The 46er, presented by Big Wrangler Ranch Motorsports and the Art of Living Design, will commemorate the track’s founding year in 1946 with a 46-lap main event paying $5,046 to win and $446 to start! The top five positions will offer $2,046 for second, $1,546 for third, $1,346 for fourth, and $1,246 for fifth out of more than $22,800 in prize money!
Joining the super late models on May 15 will be the limited late models in a 20-lap feature paying $1,246 to win and the roadrunners in a 12-lap race offering $346 to take the checkered flag.
Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. with grandstand gates at 5 pm. Qualifying is slated for 7 p.m.
The super late model race format will include time trials, heats, and B-main to set the 24-car starting field for the feature. The fast qualifier will earn a $246 bonus, with heat races paying $146 to win.
Title sponsors Big Wrangler Ranch Motorsports and the Art of Living Design (Lewisburg and Mifflinburg) have posted $110 bonuses for the 11th fastest qualifier, leader of lap 11, and 11th-place finisher in the A-main in memory of former late model driver Ron Keister. Selinsgrove Ford salesman Fast Phil (Walter) put up a $246 hard charger award.
Stock car racing has played a pivotal role in the speedway’s history, and the popular late model division became a regular fixture at the track beginning in 1963 when the late Ed Spencer of Berwick clinched the championship. Since then, 23 other drivers have won at least one title.
Jeff Rine of Danville is the division’s all-time career leading winner with 112 victories and 13 championships entering the 2021 season.
Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills won this year’s April 10 season opener for super late models and Dan Stone of Thompson scored the victory in the April 25 race.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY: A Motorsports Tradition for Generations
Selinsgrove Speedway’s grand motorsports tradition began July 20, 1946, when Bill Holland of Philadelphia won the first race. Since that historic day, Holland went on to win the 1949 Indy 500, and many of motorsports’ most famous drivers have turned laps at the iconic half-mile dirt track designed by legendary Hollywood stuntman and race car driver Joie Chitwood. The speedway, celebrating its momentous 75th anniversary in 2021, will continue its legacy of rip-roaring open wheel and stock car racing this season and for future generations!
For a complete schedule, the latest news, results, and race status, visit selinsgrovespeedway.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. The track office can be reached at 570.374.2266.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021:
Super Late Models (46-Lap A-Main/$5,046 To Win) Limited Late Models (20-Lap A-Main/$1,246 To Win) Roadrunners (12-Lap A-Main/$346 To Win) PIT GATES: 4PM GRANDSTAND GATES: 5PM
Students (12-17): $10
Kids (11 & Under): FREE GA
Pit Passes: $35
PURSE FOR SUPER LATE MODEL 46ER: 1) $5,046 2) $2,046 3) $1,546 4) $1,346 5) $1,246 6) $1,146 7) $1,046 8) $946 9) $846 10) $746 11) $646 12) $646 13) $546 14) $546 15-24) $446