Commonwealth Clash
 Lernerville Speedway
Sarver, PA
Saturday, September 28, 2019 
Winner: Brad Sweet
2nd: Shane Stewart
3rd: David Gravel

Race Recap: THE BIG 5-0: Brad Sweet earns his 50th career win, extends points lead at Lernerville

Brad Sweet has made a habit of winning big this season – most notably claiming the $175,000-to-win Kings Royal in July. However, his win Saturday night at Lernerville Speedway may prove to be his biggest victory, yet. When Sweet sped by the checkered flag he picked up his second win in-a-row at the Commonwealth Clash event, his 16th World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series win of the… [Read More]

Race Results: 9/28/2019 – Lernerville Speedway

NOS Energy Drink Feature (35 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1][$10,000]; 2. 5-Shane Stewart [3][$5,500]; 3. 41-David Gravel [5][$3,200]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [4][$2,800]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [10][$2,500]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [14][$2,300]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [8][$2,200]; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$2,100]; 9. 7S-Tim Shaffer [7][$2,050]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser [12][$2,000]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [13][$1,500]; 12. 2M-Kerry Madsen [17][$1,200]; 13. 7-Jason Sides [21][$1,100]; 14. 21-Brian Brown [6][$1,050]; 15. 2-Carson Macedo [16][$1,000]; 16. 7K-Dan Shetler [18][$900]; 17. 13-Brandon Matus [24][$800]; 18. 15-Donny Schatz [2][$800]; 19. 11-Carl Bowser [22][$800]; 20. 42-Sye Lynch [15][$800]; 21. 2AJ-A.J. Flick [19][$800]; 22. 22-Brandon Spithaler [23][$800]; 23. C1-Clay Riney [20][$800]; 24. 55K-Robbie Kendall [9][$800]; Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 17-Sheldon Haudenschild[+8]

Qualifying – 1. 41-David Gravel, 12.972; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.017; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.023; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 13.079; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.124; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.132; 7. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.145; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.162; 9. 19-Brent Marks, 13.166; 10. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.181; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.187; 12. 7S-Tim Shaffer, 13.197; 13. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.2; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.222; 15. 2AJ-A.J. Flick, 13.312; 16. C1-Clay Riney, 13.347; 17. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.395; 18. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.421; 19. 42-Sye Lynch, 13.446; 20. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.456; 21. 11-Carl Bowser, 13.508; 22. 7-Jason Sides, 13.608; 23. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.633; 24. 46-Michael Bauer, 13.958; 25. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.972; 26. 91-Colby Womer, 13.982; 27. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.028; 28. 33-Brent Matus, 14.392; 29. 14-Jeremy Hill, 14.622; 30. 1R-Gale Ruth, 14.864; 31. 4K-Kip Edwards, 15.921; 32. 6-Todd Burgard, NT

DRYDENE Heat #1 (8 Laps) – 1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 5-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 55K-Robbie Kendall [2]; 4. 19-Brent Marks [3]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 6. 11-Carl Bowser [6]; 7. O8-Dan Kuriger [7]; 8. 14-Jeremy Hill [8]

DRYDENE Heat #2 (8 Laps) – 1. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler [5]; 6. 7-Jason Sides [6]; 7. 91-Colby Womer [7]; 8. 1R-Gale Ruth [8]

DRYDENE Heat #3 (8 Laps) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 42-Sye Lynch [5]; 5. 2AJ-A.J. Flick [4]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 7. 4K-Kip Edwards [8]; 8. 13-Brandon Matus [6]

DRYDENE Heat #4 (8 Laps) – 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 7S-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [5]; 5. C1-Clay Riney [4]; 6. 46-Michael Bauer [6]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 8. 6-Todd Burgard [8]

DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash (6 Laps) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 3. 5-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 5. 41-David Gravel [7]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 7. 7S-Tim Shaffer [8]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – 1. 7-Jason Sides [2][-]; 2. 11-Carl Bowser [1][-]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7][-]; 4. 13-Brandon Matus [3][-]; 5. 46-Michael Bauer [4][$300]; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger [5][$250]; 7. 91-Colby Womer [6][$225]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [8][$200]; 9. 14-Jeremy Hill [9][$200]; 10. 4K-Kip Edwards [10][$200]; 11. 6-Todd Burgard [11][$200]


Commonwealth Clash
September 28, 2019
Lernerville Speedway
313 N Pike Rd
Sarver, PA

Watch on DIRTVision

World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount

Event Schedule
Pit Gates Open: 4 pm
Grandstand Gates Open: 5 pm
Hot Laps/Qualifying: 6 pm
Opening Ceremonies/Racing: 7 pm

To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
small stadium seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating
In front of Main concession Stand

Handicapped Parking
In front of main Gate

Pit Age Limit
No age Requirement

Pit Gate Location
north side of the track

Personal Coolers
(14") Small coolers are permitted, No glass or alcohol


Credit Card Use
Ticket Window, Pit Gate

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available at the track

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the grandstands

Family Section
Sec AA

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
onsite, non-electric, waste services

Camping Cost
$75 (ALL Weekend)

Closest Airport
Pittsburgh Int.

Other Airport

Lernerville Speedway
313 N Pike Rd
Sarver, PA

Track Phone
(724) 353-1511

Track Email
 [email protected]

Track History
After almost 50 years of racing, Don Martin's Lernerville Speedway is still one of the top tracks in the country. Lernerville has the distinction of being the only track that offers three top paying
divisions weekly including the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints; Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models; Diehl Auto Group DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds; plus the ever popular
Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman/Stock.

Long before Don Martin was a track owner and promoter,
he was a race fan. His interest dated back to themid-1940's,
after his discharge from the military. In the 1950's, he
became involved as a car owner with driver Dick
Swartzlander. Later Martin owned a number of cars,
ranging from a coupe-bodied Modified to an ex-Indy roadster
that ran against the Sprints on Western Pennsylvania tracks
in the mid-60's. As a car owner Martin won his share of races
, but still referred those days as a financial disaster.

In 1967, Earl Bauman, Dale Hafer, and Bucky Fleming
started work on a quarter-mile dirt track at the location of
Lernerville Park, which had been a popular amusement park
dating back to the 1940's. Martin never planned on owning a
track, but the trio needed some help getting things going.
So trucking company owner Don Martin joined the group
as a partner.

Original plans were to open in the spring of 1968, but an
ordinance change set for the beginning of 1968would have
kept them from operating. To beat the ordinance, Lernerville
Speedway opened for two races in October 1967.
Martin freely admitted that the race facility was sub-par for
the first two races, and they had to skimp on a lot of things to get the track open early. But Martin was one of the first promoters to guarantee the purse. The first race was a 100-lapper for Modifieds that brought together the cars of the old Penn-Western Racing Association and the Sportsman cars that raced at Butler, Mercer, Blanket Hill, and Tri-City. The Penn-Western cars were favored, but when the checkered flag waved, it was New Castle's Johnny Axe driving his immaculate number 34 Chevy coupe into victory lane. Ed Lynch Sr. took the only Penn-Western top-three finish over Butler veteran Harry Hein. Other winners that year were Jim Minton and Russ Woolsey.

The first two races were very unsuccessful at the gate forcing Martin to buy out two of the partners a year later. Martin bought out Bauman's interest in 1981 and became sole owner. Bauman continued to help at the track as assistant promoter until he passed away in 1985. Martin continued operating the track as a
promoter until his death in 1993. For his contributions to Sprint Car Racing, Martin was posthumously inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

The next year, Helen Martin and her daughter Patty Roenigk, designated Dave Bauman, Jim Roenigk, and Albert "Ouch" Roenigk, track co-promoters. Dave Bauman passed away in 1998 and Jim Roenigk left to pursue other opportunities the following year.

Garry "Arch" Hunter joined "Ouch" Roenigk to promote the 1999 and 2000 season. As of 2001 "Ouch" Roenigk was the sole promoter.

In 2004 Barb Bauman Bartley & Tom Roenigk (Lernerville Motorsports) took over as Co-Directors and leased the track from the Martin family; then Bartley & Roenigk leased the track from DIRT Motorsports in 2005.

In 2005 Lernerville Speedway was sold to DIRT Motorsports and they continue to run the weekly racing program under the "World Racing Group" Banner led by General Manager Gary Risch Jr. Joining the prestigious Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup in 2007, the Firecracker 100 almost immediately become one of the Crown Jewels of Dirt Late Model Racing and has itself become a destination event. The DIRTcar Round Up Steel City Stampede has become the region's final racing weekend with 10 divisions of racing over three nights with car counts between 250 and over 300 cars!

In 2015, the World Racing Group agreed to sell Lernerville Speedway to Tomson Scrap Metal. The Tomson Family will take ownership and management of the speedway for the beginning of the 2016 season; returning the beloved speedway back to the ownership of a local family of entrepreneurs.

Lernerville Speedway may not have been much to see that first October night in 1967, but now it is one of the best-maintained and successful dirt tracks in the country. The track itself has been enlarged three times, from a small quarter to a large quarter, and then to a 3/8-mile, and finally to its current size as a small half mile. Seating has also been increased several times and now there are approximately 12,000 seats.

Track Size & Type
4/10 mile

Sprint Track Record
12.334 seconds established by Joey Saldana on May 15, 2002

Late Model Track Record
14.812 seconds established by Mike Marlar on June 22nd 2018

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Saturday Tickets

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Options & Prices
Reserved Adult: $32
Reserved Adult Day of Price: $35
Reserved Student (6-12): $26
General Admission Adult: $30
General Admission Student (6-12): $25
General Admission Kids (10 and under): Free


Camping Availability
onsite, non-electric, waste services

Camping Price
$75 (ALL Weekend)