Selinsgrove Speedway will present the 20th Anniversary Jeff’s Auto Body & Recycling Center Late Model National Open sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.
This year’s special anniversary running of the track’s crown jewel stock car event will pay $10,000 to win and $700 to start the 50-lap main event out of the $40,000-plus purse.
Joining the super late models on the racing card will be the limited late models in a 20-lap feature paying $1,000 to win and $100 to start.
In last year’s Late Model National Open, former 12-time track champion Jeff Rine of Danville, PA, scored his first career win in a World of Outlaws main event, which also marked his fifth victory in the Open. Rine’s other Open wins occurred in 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009.
Previously, Darrell Lanigan of Union, KY, won three straight National Opens sanctioned by the World of Outlaws from 2013-2015, while Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville, AR, claimed a win in 2016.
Chris Shuey of Orefield, PA, won the inaugural Late Model Open in 1999 followed by a win in the 2001 race. Nick Dickson of Lewistown, PA, is the only other repeat winner with victories in 2007 and 2012.
Other past winners of the Late Model Open include Kenny Pettyjohn of Millsboro, DE (2000); Dale Kerstetter of Liverpool, PA (2002); Jeff Smith of Blain, PA (2003); Scott Haus of Hamburg, PA (2004); Dan Stone of Thompson, PA (2010); and Rick Eckert of York, PA (2011).
Tickets for the Word of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series event at Selinsgrove Speedway will be sold on race day only. Pit gates will open at 3 p.m. with grandstand gates at 4 p.m. Qualifying is slated for 7 p.m. The speedway office can be reached at 570-374-2266.
Limited late model rules in effect for this race include 358 cubic inch maximum engines and any brand of 11 inch tires. The limited late model weight rule will be 2,350 pounds with driver.
FREE camping will be permitted on the speedway grounds over the race weekend. Campers must park in the new upper lot designated for camping. Campers are not permitted to park in any of the center sections of the speedway lot.
SELINSGROVE SPEEDWAY RACE INFORMATION FOR SEPTEMBER 22, 2018:
50-Lap World of Outlaws Late Model Series National Open Purse:1) $10,000 2) $5,000 3) $3,000 4) $2,500 5) $2,000 6) $1,700 7) $1,400 8) $1,300 9) $1,200 10) $1,100 11) $1,050 12) $1,000 13) $950 14) $900 15) $850 16) $800 17) $770 18) $750 19) $730 20-24) $700
Also Racing: Limited Late Models ($1,000 To Win; $100 To Start)
Pit Gates Open: 3PM
Grandstand Gates Open: 4PM
Race Time: 7PM
Admission for Saturday, September 22, 2018: Adult General Admission $30; Students (12-17) $15; Kids 11 & Under FREE; Pit Passes $40.
FREE Camping Permitted in Upper Speedway Lot.