Roaring Knob News

We have canceled 5-14 due to the forecasted rain/snow.

May 14th, 2016

We have canceled for tonight 4-30

April 30th, 2016

Banquet canceled…

March 17th, 2016

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our season-ending awards banquet due to lack of interest.  All awards and monies owed will be given out at the first race.

Roaring Knob 2015 Banquet March 26th

January 31st, 2016

Banquet

Oval Track Promotions and Roaring Knob Officials Hard at Work

January 9th, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARKLEYSBURG, PA (January 8, 2016) Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex track owner and promoter Rick Jones is pleased to announce that Oval Track Promotions and Roaring Knob officials are hard at work putting together the 2016 season schedule. To date we have signed on with UFo for the July 2nd Ernie Jones Memorial paying the super late model $3,000 to win!” The UFo Championship will return to the Knob later in the year for a two day King of the Knob and Big Kahuna weekend. The Annual King of the Knob paying $2,000 to win will be on Friday followed by Saturday’s Big Kahuna paying $4,000 to win. New in 2016, the UFo Championship has been extended to include a touring schedule for the Semi-Late class (limited, econo, steel block & crate late models).   Specified UFo “SuperNova” events will now feature 2 powerful late model divisions in 1 program!

2016 session will be exciting for our fans, “Once the weather brakes, we’ll be starting resurfacing the speedway with new clay” Jones stated. New in 2016 will be the Classic Car’s who will be running on a week on–week off schedule. Our primary divisions will remain the same with super late models along with our crate late models, street stock, chargers and 4 cylinders running on weekly bases. Mini wedges, ¼ midgets and go karts will be on the Sunday schedule.

“I’m asking our crate drivers and car owners to contact me as to which rule package to use RUSH or FasTrack” Jones stated. “RUSH has always supported Roaring Knob but I need to listen to our drivers”. Several of the tracks in the region are running their own crate programs and I need to evaluate which is best for our drivers and Roaring Knob.

Like many other promoters car counts have declined for various reasons, we need to evaluate our rules packages for both our street stocks and chargers division. I want to make sure we are in line with rules that resemble Dog Hollow, Elkins and Tyler County Speedway, I’m hoping to have something our next week for the drivers to review.

About Roaring Knob Motorsport Complex is a 3/8-mile dirt track located 380 Fearer Rd. Markleysburg PA 15459 just west of the Yough Lake and only miles from the Nemacolin Woodland Resort and Casino. Our central location not only brings local fans but also many from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio, giving you a very broad audience. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late April through late October. For more information, Raceday phone: 724-329-0306 check out www.roaringknob.com or www.facebook.com/ roaringknob

SMALL CAR NATIONALS HALLOWEEN MADINESS!

October 20th, 2015

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SMALL CAR NATIONALS HALLOWEEN MADINESS OCTOBER 29th-30th-31st

October 20th, 2015

ROARING KNOB MOTORSPORT COMPLEX

HALLOWEEN MADINESS

SMALL CAR NATIONS

OCTOBER 29TH-30TH-31ST

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29TH

OPEN PRACTICE

4:30 pm Pit Gates open 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Practice

GENERAL ADMISSION FREE

PITS $20 (3-Day Pit Pass $60)

 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30TH QUALIFYING HEATS!

4:30 pm Pit Gates open

5:00 pm General Admission

6:45 pm Drivers Meeting

7:00 pm Hot Laps

7:15 pm Opening Ceremonies

Heat Races (Order of Events TBD)

Crate Late Models (8 Laps)

Street Stocks (6 Laps)

Chargers/Hobby Stocks (6 Laps)

Road Runners 4 Cylinders (6 Laps)

Classic Cars (6 Laps)

Adult Admission $12 – Seniors $10 – Students $8 – Kids 10 & Under Free – Pits $25

(2-Day Pit Pass $50)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31ST  SMALL CAR NATIONALS!

3:00 pm Pit Gates open

4:00 pm General Admission

5:00 pm Drivers Meeting

5:15 pm Hot Laps

6:00 pm Opening Ceremonies

B-Mains (Order of Events TBD)

Crate Late Models (8 Laps)

Street Stocks (6 Laps)

Chargers/Hobby Stocks (6 Laps)

Road Runners 4 Cylinders (6 Laps)

Classic Cars (6 Laps)

A-Mains (Order of Events TBD)

Crate Late Models (40 Laps) $2,000 to Win!

Street Stocks (30 Laps) $1,000 to Win!

Chargers/Hobby Stocks (30 Laps) $750 to Win!

Road Runners 4 Cylinders (30 Laps) $500 to Win!

Classic Cars (25 Laps) $500 to Win!

Adult Admission $15 – Seniors $13 – Students $8 – Kids 10 & Under Free – Pits $30

Parking: Plenty of free parking in our main parking area. Designated handicapped parking area is located right at the main general admission gate.

About Roaring Knob Motorsport Complex is a 3/8-mile dirt track located 380 Fearer Rd. Markleysburg PA 15459 just west of the Yough Lake and only miles from the Nemacolin Woodland Resort and Casino. Our central location not only brings local fans but also many from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio, giving you a very broad audience. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late April through late October. For more information, Race day phone: 724-329-0306.

Saturday October 3rd Championship Night Cancelled!

October 3rd, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARKLEYSBURG, PA – Oct. 2, 2015 – With steady rain continuing to fall in Western Pennsylvania, Saturday Championship night at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex has been cancelled.

Next on the schedule is the Annual Small Car Nationals October 8th – 9th – 10th!

Crate Late Models (40 Laps) $2,000 to Win!

Street Stocks (30 Laps) $1,000 to Win!

Chargers/Hobby Stocks (30 Laps) $750 to Win!

Road Runners 4 Cylinders (30 Laps) $500 to Win!

Classic Cars (25 Laps) $500 to Win!

September 26 Results

September 28th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARKLEYSBURG, PA (September 26, 2015) Veteran driver Jim Byers demonstrated to the younger drivers at Roaring Knob Saturday night why he hold records with the most wins and track championships when he picked up win in the 15-lap Street Stock Division. Byers who started on the outside pole next to the #3C of Barry Faris were able to get the lead and never look back. The 15-lap feature went wire-to-wire while Byers had a commanding lead, the Faris Carpet #3c driven by Uniontown, PA Barry Faries battled with the #89 of Jason Gibbs and points leader #T2 Greg Hauger. Faries was able to defend the runner up position lap-after-lap and was able to secure the second place finish as Byers took the checker flag for his second win of 2015.

Stock Car Results) Jim Byers, Barry Faris, Jason Gibbs, Greg Hauger, Herb Karlinsey, Cody Colflesh, Martin Spade

(Heat Winner) Greg Hauger

(Recap)

Winner: Jim Byers

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-15 Jim Byers

# of Cautions: 0

With the Championship night only one week away a battle between the #25 of CJ Nicola and the #30 of Justin Howell continued Saturday night separating the two position by only 23 points. With the #30 of Justin Howell holding the points lead over 2014 Charger Champion CJ Nicola. Nicola starting on the pole was able to get the jump on the field to lead every lap of the 12-lap feature. 12 year old Ryan Frazze starting on the outside pole worked hard to remain in second but loss the front end at the exit of turn 2 allowing the #30 of Howell to get the run on the inside moving the #11F of Frazee to third.

With laps counting down Howell was able to gain on Nicola that saw the two champion drivers run side-by-side. With Howell on the outside and Nicola on the preferred inside line, Howell was unable to make the pass following Nicola to the checker flag.

(Chargers) CJ Nicola, Justin Howell, Ryan Frazee, Shawn Smith, Erin Ramsey, Jeff Hickle, Charlie McClain, Jamie Keene

(Heat Winner) Shawn Smith

(Recap)

Winner: CJ Nicola

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-12 CJ Nicola

# of Cautions: 4

High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models fans were witness to a repeat performance when 2015 track champion Garrett Paugh picked up his 6th win of the 2015 season and securing the High Gear Speed Shop Rush Late Model Championship with 933 points over Clinton Hersh 784 points and third place Russell Baird Jr. 776 points.

(High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models) Garrett Paugh, Jamie Czerneski, Russell Baird Jr., Andy Spooner, Clinton Hersh, Richard Logan, Jacob Gunn, Jeffrey Reft, Jennae Piperm Mark Wells, Fred Spangler

(Heat Winner) Garrett Paugh, Andy Spooner

(Recap)

Winner: Garrett Paugh

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-20 Garrett Paugh

# of Cautions: 3

Newt’s York Bar & Grill Roadrunner’s seen the 2014 champion David Friend pick up his 5th win of the 2015 season. Friend was able to hold off the #64 of Ryan Peer for a 12-lap non-stop feature race.

(Newt’s York Bar & Grill Roadrunner) David Friend, Ryan Peer, Robert Fox, Ed Detrick

Andrew Pluta, Jeff Vasos, Bob Fox, Dustin Detrick, Ed Detrick, Todd Detrick, Anthony Monteparte, DNS: Wade Roles

(Heat Winner) David Friend

(Recap)

Winner: David Friend

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-12 David Friend

# of Cautions 0

(Powder Puff Road Runner) Katie Jones, DNS Tristey Mains

October 3, 2015

Championship Night (LAST POINTS NIGHT)
Super Late Models ~ RUSH Late Models ~ Street Stocks ~ Roadrunners ~ Chargers

PLUS: Chargers/Road Runners Powder Puffs

Come out early to get your favorite seats for these exciting events! Roaring Knob Motorsports has ample areas inside the facility for lawn chair viewing, or you can sit in our grandstands, or come early to reserve a drive-in parking spot and view from your car. Drive-in parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Regular Action Events: Pit gates open at 4:30 pm, grandstand gates open at 5:00 pm, hot laps begin at 6:45 pm and racing starts at 7:15pm. Check schedule for possible different starting times for special events.

Parking: Plenty of free parking in our main parking area. Designated handicapped parking area is located right at the main general admission gate.

About Roaring Knob Motorsport Complex is a 3/8-mile dirt track located 380 Fearer Rd. Markleysburg PA 15459 just west of the Yough Lake and only miles from the Nemacolin Woodland Resort and Casino. Our central location not only brings local fans but also many from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio, giving you a very broad audience. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late April through late October. For more information, Raceday phone: 724-329-0306 check out www.roaringknob.com or www.facebook.com/ roaringknob

Hardy Sweeps Roaring Knob “King of the Knob” & “Big Kahuna” Weekend

September 22nd, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARKLEYSBURG, PA (September 20, 2015) With the King of the Knob preliminary feature behind, drivers and race teams put their focus on the Big Kahuna 50 paying the winner $5,000. 30 super late models in the pits, time trails were used to set the field for their heat races and saw MPH Chassie #99V Kyle Hardy demonstrating why he is the “King of the Knob” when he set quick time on the 3/8th mile oval with 16.014.

With heats and dash completed which saw Kyle Hardy, Greg Satterlee, Jason Covert, Dan Stone

winning their heats and the Dash going to Jason Covert, Mother Nature decided to rain on the Markleysburg, PA and after a lengthily delay forced race track promoter/owner Rick Jones to postpone the features until Sunday, September 20th.

With fans and most of the drivers returning Sunday to beautiful skies, saw Hardy return to the speedway focusing on sweeping the weekend and winning both the King of the Knob and the Big Kahuna. Jason Covert driving the Mann Automotive #72C brought the field to the start of the Big Kahuna 50. At the green Kyle Hardy and his #99v took the lead and never looked back. “The track was in pretty good condition for a Sunday afternoon” Hardy stated in winning circle. Hardy was able to maintain the lead despite a caution on lap-8 for the spinning of the 22D of Darras Deneen.

On the restart with Hardy as your race leader followed by the #72c Jason Covert, third #94 Jason Miller, fourth #22 Greg Satterlee; Hardy maintained the advantage working through lap traffic with little or no effort for the next 10-laps when Deneen lost the handle bringing out the second caution of the afternoon on lap-17.

With the field once again in a single file restart, Hardy maintained his superior performance and was able to hold off the charging Covert, followed by Miller, Senic, Stone who were running in the top five. Mechanical issues brought out the third caution for Bob Nelson #88 ending a good run for the Dunbar, PA driver. During the same caution period the #6 of Jamie Lathroum who was running in the top 10 reported to the work area with a flat tire, and with quick response from his crew was able to remain on the lead lap when he returned to the speedway.

With 35 laps in the books, Hardy continued the lead followed by second Covert, third Miller, fourth Satterlee, fifth Delano. Racing slowed on lap-48 for the spin of Matt Sponaugle #8 who sustained a flat tire. Now with a two lap shoot out, Covert had one last chance to take the lead only to see Hardy pull away and getting the sweep winning both the 2015 King of the Knob and the 2015 Big Kahuna 50.

 

(Big Kanuna – Super Late Models) Kyle Hardy, Jason Covert, Jason Miller, Greg Satterlee, Dale Hollidge, Michael Lake, Ron Delano, Jamie Lathroum, Andy Fries, Matt Sponaugle, Tim Senic, Jayme Beck, Darras Deneen, Shane Hitt, Dan Stone, Bob Nelson, Tommy Beck, Jacob Hawkins DNS: Amanda Whaley, Ross Robinson, Devin Freise, Dan Angelicchio, Keith Barbara, Andrew Wylie, Jared Miley, DNQ: Richard Frazier, Alex Ferree, Tyler Hurst, Bob Gordon, Travis Brown

(Heat Winner) Kyle Hardy, Greg Satterlee, Jason Covert, Dan Stone

(Dash) Jason Covert

(Fast Time) Kyle Hardy 16.014

 (Recap)

Winner: Kyle Hardy

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-50 Kyle Hardy

# of Cautions: 5

High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models had Somerset, PA, Knepper Repair #20 of Alan Knepper bring the field to green next to the #RJ1 of Mike Peghar. Knepper was able to get the start and lead the first two laps. Veteran driver Peghar driving for Jerry Haseleu was able to get track position on Knepper at the exit of turn 4 when Knepper went high. Peghar took the inside line moving the RJ1 to the number one position.

Caution flew on lap-3 when several cars were involved in an incident exiting turn 4. Tangled in the accident were the #0 of Troy Frazier, #21 of Michael Ott, #52 of Bryan Benton, #14 of Patrick Waugh, #90J of Michael Duritsky, and #17 of Logan Roberson all of which were able to continue.

On the restart Peghar continued the lead but was hampered by several cautions that continued to tighten the field, and gave the opportunity of Braeden Dillinger #14 and Garrett Paugh #03 to work the cautions to their advantage and were able to move into the second and third spot.

On lap-18 the 21 of Michael Ott spun in turn 2 bringing out the seventh caution of the afternoon. As track officials were getting the field lined up and Peghar as your race leader, smoke started to develop under the hood of the RJ1 ending Peghar bid for the victory. Garrett Paugh was then scored as your race leader and was able to hold off Dillinger and third place finisher Brent Trimble picking up his fifth feature win of 2015.

(High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models) Garrett Paugh, Braeden Dillinger, Brent Trimble, Alan Knepper, Kris Eaton, Mark Wells, Patrick Waugh, Michael Duritsky, Mike Opalinski, Troy Frazier, Jamie Czerneski, Brian Leaderhouse, Mike Paghar, DJ Nakutis, Clinton Hersh, Michael Ott, Bryan Benton, Russell Baird, Fred Spangler, DNS: Logan Roberson, Lindsay Barton, Dylan Lewis, Andy Spooner

(Heat Winner) Alan Knepper, Mike Pagher, Brent Trimble

(Recap)

Winner: Garrett Paugh

Lead Changes: 3

Lap Leaders: 1-2 Alan Knepper, 3-18 Mike Pagher, 19-20 Garrett Paugh

# of Cautions: 7

Street Stock fifteen lap feature saw points leader Greg Hauger take a commanding lead driving the Garry’s Auto Sale/Pro 1 Chassis/ Elite Motors #T2 over the #28T of Cody Colflesh and #90 Jim Byers for a none stop high speed fifteen lap shoot out.

Stock Car Results) Greg Hauger, Cody Colflesh, Jim Byers, Barry Faris, DNS: Joe Wrona, Scott Bittinger

(Heat Winner) Cody Colflesh

(Recap)

Winner: Greg Hauger

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-15 Greg Hauger

# of Cautions: 0

Coming up on (Saturday, September 26, 2015)

Regular Saturday Night Racing! Super Late Models ~ RUSH Late Models ~ Street Stocks ~ Roadrunners ~ Chargers
PLUS: Chargers/Road Runners Powder Puffs

Come out early to get your favorite seats for these exciting events! Roaring Knob Motorsports has ample areas inside the facility for lawn chair viewing, or you can sit in our grandstands, or come early to reserve a drive-in parking spot and view from your car.

Drive-in parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Regular Action Events: Pit gates open at 4:30 pm, grandstand gates open at 5:00 pm, hot laps begin at 6:45 pm and racing starts at 7:15pm. Check schedule for possible different starting times for special events.

Parking: Plenty of free parking in our main parking area. Designated handicapped parking area is located right at the main general admission gate.

About Roaring Knob Motorsport Complex is a 3/8-mile dirt track located 380 Fearer Rd. Markleysburg PA 15459 just west of the Yough Lake and only miles from the Nemacolin Woodland Resort and Casino. Our central location not only brings local fans but also many from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio, giving you a very broad audience. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late April through late October. For more information, Raceday phone: 724-329-0306check out www.roaringknob.com or www.facebook.com/ roaringknob