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RESULTS JULY 25, 2015

July 26th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARKLEYSBURG, PA (July 25, 2015) Jason Gibbs driving his The U Company/Werry’s Provisions/Lytle Construction #89 Street Stock held off a late race charge from Marty Spade to win his first feature race of the 2015 season on Saturday Night.

Gibbs sailed by Mark Peck on the start and led all 12-laps of Saturday night’s feature race. Spade who had originally started in the third had a miss handling #18 for the first several laps. With 5-laps in the books Gibbs was able to pull away from the field with a substantial lead only to see the caution on lap-5 for the spinning of Jim Byers. Now with the field set, Spade was gaining rapidly on Gibbs in the closing laps and came within inches of getting by Gibbs coming out of turn 4 for the final time; Gibbs crossed the finish line just ahead of Spade. Point’s leader Bob Nelson finished third, followed by Ryan Newman, and Barry Faris.

(Street Stocks) Jason Gibbs, Martin Spade, Bob Nelson, Ryan Newman,Barry Faris, Mark Peck, Jim Byers, Scott Bittinger

 (Heat Winner) Marty Spade

(Recap)

Winner: Jason Gibbs

Lead Changes: 1

Lap Leaders: 1-12 Jason Gibbs

# of Cautions: 4

In the High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models seen RUSH Late Model standout, Mark Wells, on the pole position for the 20-lap feature event; with 2nd place starter Michael Duritsky on the outside was able to pass Wells on the opening lap before a two-car accident in turn two halted action.

When racing resumed, the next 5 laps went caution-free.  Duritsky continued out in front, while the battle was on for second, third and fourth, it was three-wide on lap four with Garrett Paugh and Troy Shileds moving into position.  Paugh began to close in on Duritsky on lap thirteen, while seventh starting Russel Baird cracked the top four getting past Bob Gordon.  Caution flew on lap-13 for the spinning Brad Ramsey in turn four which gave Paugh the opportunity to tighten the field on the restart. By lap fourteen Paugh caught Duritsky and snuck under the 90J of Duritsky off turn four for the lead.

Now in the lead Paugh quickly began to pull away, Shields passed Duritsky for second on lap 18.  Once in front, 2015 points leader Paugh wasn’t to be denied picking up the win in his Roy’s RV/ Romans Trucking/KNP Company/BB&T Trucking/Rocket Chassis – sponsored #03.  The victory was Paugh’s third High Gear Speed Shop RUSH victory of the season.

(High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models) Garrett Paugh, Troy Shields, Michael Duritsky, Russell Baird, Mark Wells, Clinton Hersh, Mike Opalinski, Bradley Ramsey, Braeden Dillinger, Mike Ott, DNS: Vince Masi Jr., Dylan Lewis, DQ Post Race Inspection Bob Gordon

(Heat Winner) Clinton Hersh, Braeden Dillinger

 (Recap)

Winner: Garrett Paugh

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-13 Michael Duritsky, 14-20 Garrett Paugh

# of Cautions: 6

In the ERNIE JONES MEMORIAL – 22 $1,200 to Win seen a demonstration of the diversity and strong competition in the Super Late Model ranks saw Elkins, WV Tim Senic winning the 22 lap ERNIE JONES MEMORIAL event picking up his third feature event of the 2015 season. Senic sat on the pull by winning the Dash with the driver of the #7 Billy Holbert on the outside. Holbert was able to move into the lead on the opening lap to lead the first sixteen laps.

With the laps counting down both Holbert and Senic put on a demonstration of diversity and strong competition racing side-by-side with Holbert taking the outside line and Senic the inside. Both drivers were in the lead at one point or another during the lap with Holbert having the lead at the scoring loop. On lap 17 Senic was able to find more speed at the exit of turn two which gave him the advantage into turn three to take the lead on lap 17.

“I’ve been looking forward to this race all season” Senic stated in winner circle. “Ernie was a good man and it’s an owner to win tonight in his memory”. Senic was able to hold off Holbert for the remaining four laps with Cody Hardesty finishing third and Bob Hershman forth.

(Ernie Jones Memorial Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Super Late Models) Tim Senic, Billy Holbert, Cody Hardesty, Bob Hershman, Gary Dalton, Daris Deneen, Bob Gordon, DNS Michael Lake

(Time Trail Fast Time) Bob Gorden 16.287

(Dash Winner) Tim Senic

(Heat Winner) Cody Hardesty

(Recap)

Winner: Tim Senic

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-16 Billy Holbert, 17-22 Tim Senic

# of Cautions: 1

Justin Howell driving his Howell’s Collision Center #30 Chargers won his second feature of the 2015 season moving into second place in the points behind Charger point’s leader CJ Nicola.

With Ron Ramsey sitting on the pole for the 12-lap feature event, the Pretty Paws/Jacks Auto Serice/Yough Calley Chiropractic/Cresap Engines #25 driven by point’s leader CJ Nicola was able to get the lead to take the point for the first four laps. With caution on lap-4 for the spinning of #88 of Tanner Hauger, the #30 of Howell was able to get side-by-side with Nicola on the restart making slight contact with Nicola who was fighting for the preferred line to the entrance of turn one. Howell was able to continue his speed around turn one and two and made the pass on the back stretch. Howell was able to hold off Nicola for the remaining laps picking up the back-to-back feature win.

(Chargers) Justin Howell, CJ Nicola, Tanner Hauger, Ron Ramsey

(Heat Winner) CJ Nicola

(Recap)

Winner: Justin Howell

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-4 CJ Nicola, 5-12 Justin Howell

# of Cautions: 2

In the Newt’s York Bar & Grill Road Runners the #65D Kimo’s Fresh Seafood/Schaffer Oil/Sher-O-Kee Resysling/Bootz Auto Service driving by point’s leader Todd Detrick picked up his second feature win of the 2015 season and the point’s leader over the 10-4 of Bob Fox. Detrick took the lead on the opening lap and led all twelve laps of the Road Runner feature. Finishing in second was Steve Frazier, in third Dustin Dietrick.

(Newt’s York Bar & Grill Roadrunner) Todd Detrick, Steve Frazier, Dustin Dietrick, Bob Fox, Anthony Monteoarte

(Heat Winner) Steve Frazier

(Recap)

Winner: Todd Detrick

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-12 Todd Detrick

# of Cautions 0

Coming up on (Saturday, August 1, 2015)

Super Late Model Special ~ RUSH Late Models ~ Street Stocks ~ Roadrunners ~ Chargers

PLUS: POWDER PUFF ROUND #2 and OLD TIMERS NIGHT

Saturday Racing Pit Gates open at 4:30 – Grandstand Gates Open at 5:00 Hot Laps 6:45 – Racing 7:00 pm. Race day Phone:  724-329-0306

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, check out www.roaringknob.com or www.facebook.com/ roaringknob

FIRST ANNUAL $5.00 “PACK THE HOUSE” JULY 18th RESULTS

July 20th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MARKLEYSBURG, PA (July 18, 2015) Roaring Knob Raceway Park “Pack the House” night seen some of the best racing of the season with Uniontown, PA Charger driver CJ Nicola picking up the feature win for the May 30th make-up race, followed by Road Runners make-up going to the #67 Bob Pluta. The best post race interview of the night goes to the feature winners of the High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Model Division Russell Baird Jr. who picked up his first feature win driving the #17, Blout Veterinary, Ford Business Machine, Blout Paving to victory lane. In the Street Stock Division seen Ryan Newman driving the #12 to victory lane and in the Chargers Division Justin Howell took his #30 to victory lane and Bob Pluta in the Road Runner Division repeated his performance picking up his second win of the night.

May 30th Make-Up Charger Feature

With a pack hill side and bleachers filled for fan appreciation “Pack the House Night” saw some incredible racing with the #30 of Justin Howell bringing the field to the 12-lap May 30th Make-up feature. Howell from the start had the lap speed holding of the #25 of CJ Nicola and the #88 of Tanner Hauger. Caution flew on lap-5 for the #8 of Scotty Herring, #33 of Ron Ramsey and the #36 of Wayland King. On the restart Howell was able to hold the lead but lost the handle of the #30 at the exit of turn 4 bringing out the second caution of the night and handing off the race lead to CJ Nicola. Once the cars were lined up, green flag was once again flown with Nicola in the lead. With laps counting down battle for position between Eric Miller in the XLR8 and Justin Howell in the #30 were side-by-side trading position for 2nd & 3rd, Howell was able to get around Miller for second moving Miller to third.

(Chargers) CJ Nicola, Justin Howell, Eric Miller, Ron Ramsey, Tanner Hauger, JT Baird, Scotty Herring, Wyland King, DNS Brandyn Schaum

(Recap)

Winner: CJ Nicola

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-5 Justin Howell, 6-12 CJ Nicola

# of Cautions: 4

May30th Make-up Road Runner Feature

Bob Pluta in his #67 continued the show the Newt’s York Bar & Grill Road Runners how to get around the 3/8th mile clay oval. With green flag flying at the start the #13 of Scott Critchfield was able to take the lead on the first lap and held of the charging #67 of Pluta who was working the outside line on the speedway. On lap-4 Pluta carried his speed into turn 3 and was able to get the inside line under Critchfield who took the outside line on the exit of turn 4. Pluta took the lead on lap-4 and was able to lead the remaining laps picking up the feature win.

(Newt’s York Bar & Grill Roadrunner) Bob Pluta, Scott Critchfield,David Friend, Todd Detrick, Robert Fox, DNS Paul Koffler, Steve Settle, Andrew Pluta, Derek Quade, Randell Flanigan

 (Heat Winner) Bob Pluta, Paul Koffler

(Recap)

Winner: Bob Pluta

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-3 Scott Critchfield, 4-12 Bob Pluta

# of Cautions: 0

High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models did not disappoint the fans at Roaring Knob when they witness a nearly perfect 20 lap feature win for the family owned #17 RUSH Later Model driven by Russel Baird Jr. Baird Jr. took the green on lap-1 and was able to hold off the charging field of late models. Caution flew on lap-5 when Jennae Piper lost the handle on her #14 on the exit of turn 2. With the filed tightened up, Baird continued his flawless run holding off the #16 of Clinton Hersh. The last caution of the night flew on lap-8 for the stopping of the #66 of Mike Opalinski which ended his night with mechanical failure. Hersh had one last chance to make a move around the #17 of Baird but ran out of laps and time earning Baird with his first feature win.

(High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models) Russell Baird, Clinton Hersh, Troy Shields, Garrett Paugh, Michael Duritsky, Braeden Dillinger, Mark Wells, Mike Ott, Vince Masi Jr.,Bradley Ramsey, Jennae Piper, Mike Opalinski, DNS Mike Cuthbert

(Heat Winner) Jennae Piper, Garrett Paugh,

(Recap)

Winner: Russell Baird Jr.

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-20 Russell Baird Jr.

# of Cautions: 2

 Roaring Knob Street Stock division seen 2014 points champion Bob Nelson bringing the field to green for their 15-lap feature. Nelson driving his #99 led the first 10-laps when caution flew for the #31 of David Brunell who spun at the exit of turn 4. The caution provided the field to catch-up to race leader Nelson who had a substantial lead on the field. The #18 of Martin Spade who had started in the forth position was able to work his way through traffic and on lap-11 make the pass for the lead at the exit of turn 2 getting under the #99 of Nelson. Both the #18 and #99 running side-by-side through turn 3, contact was made between the two front runners with Spade spinning. Both drivers were placed to the trail handing the lead to third place runner Ryan Newman. Newman was able to hold off the field for the remaining 4-laps picking up the feature win.

 (Street Stocks) Ryan Newman,James Hauger, Joe Wrona, Martin Spade, Barry Faris, David Brunell, Bob Nelson Jason Gibbs, DNS Herb Karlinsey

 (Heat Winner) Bob Nelson

(Recap)

Winner: Ryan Newman

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-10 Bob Nelson, 11-15 Ryan Newman

# of Cautions: 3

Charger Division continued where they left off earlier in the evening providing the fans with side-by-side action. The #88 of Tanner Hauger took the lead on lap-1 and held off the door handle to door handle racing of CJ Nicola and the XLR8 of Eric Miller. Caution flew on lap-3 for the spinning of the #120 Scotty Brown. On the restart with Hauger in the lead, the #30 of Howell had an excellent restart and was able to get a run on the #88 machine. As laps were counting down and the #30 fighting a loose condition, caution once again flew on lap-8 for the #36 Wayland King who spun exiting turn 2. Now with the field covered by a postage stamp on the restart, Howell was able to maintain the lead and picking up the feature win.

(Chargers) Justin Howell, CJ Nicola, Eric Miller, Wyland King, Kyle Burkholder, Scotty Herring, Scotty Brown, Tanner Haugor, JT Baird, Ron Samsey

(Heat Winner) Justin Howell, Tanner Haugor

(Recap)

Winner: Justin Howell

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-3 Tanner Hauger, 4-12 Justin Howell

# of Cautions: 4

Newt’s York Bar & Grill Road Runners seen the field run 12 laps without a caution and seen Bob Pulta pick up his second feature of the noght.

(Newt’s York Bar & Grill Roadrunner) Bob Pluta, Nicholas Zborovancik, Scott, Critchfield, Steve Frazier, Dustin Detrick, Bob Fox, Anthony Monteparte, David Friend, DNS Todd Detrick

 (Heat Winner) Nicholas Zborovancik

(Recap)

Winner: Bob Pluta

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders: 1-4 Nicholas Zborovancik, 5-12 Bob Pluta

# of Cautions: 02

Coming up on (Saturday, July 25, 2015) ERNIE JONES MEMORIAL” Super Late Model Special – 22 Laps ~ RUSH Late Models ~ Street Stocks ~ Roadrunners ~ Chargers

Saturday Racing Pit Gates open at 4:30 – Grandstand Gates Open at 5:00 Hot Laps 6:30 – Racing 7:00 pm. Race day Phone:  724-329-0306

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, check out www.roaringknob.com or www.facebook.com/ roaringknob

Mother Nature Win’s Friday Night’s Appalachian Mountain Speedweek – First Time Feature Winners on Saturday

June 7th, 2015

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MARKLEYSBURG, PA (June 6, 2015) Saturday nights racing provided the Roaring Knob fans with some of the best racing of the season, first up was the Street Stock make-up feature from May 30th that seen Roaring Knob Hall of Fame driver Jim Byers picking up his first feature win of the 2015 season. In the Charger division, Uniontown, PA CJ Nicola picked up his first victory of the year along with David Friend in the Newt’s York Bar & Grill Road Runners, Michael Lake in High Gear Speedshop RUSH Late Models and Cody Colflesh for the Knob’s Street Stock Division.

Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex promoter Rick Jones along with the Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Series made the decision to cancel Friday nights much anticipated Loco-Motives Appalachian Mountain Speedweek. “We worked hard all week getting the track ready for the Series” Jones stated. When talking with the Series officials, 2015 Appalachian Mountain Speedweek will be known as the dampest. Roaring Knob was scheduled to be stop number four of the five race series. This week both Bedford and Path Valley Speedways were canceled because of weather. “Currently we are working with the Appalachian officials to bring the program back to the Knob on July 5th, paying the advertised $4,000 to win” Jones stated. We’ll still working out the details.

Despite the hard rain Roaring Knob received Friday night, Jones and staff worked hard all day Saturday preparing the race surface for race number 12 of the season. The track received several inches of rain Friday night forcing the cancelation of Friday night’s race. Turns three and four were several feet underwater making the 3/8th speedway a Pennsylvania farmers pond.

First on the Saturday night schedule was the Street Stock makeup feature from May 30th. With all the cars returning, had the 32 of Jim Byers next to the #89 of Jason Gibbs bringing the field to the green flag for the 15-lap feature. Gibbs driving his “The U Company, Werry’s Provisions, Lytle Construction #89 used the outside line to get around the #32 of Byers to lead the first lap. With the track in ideal condition allowed Gibbs to keep the lead through lap-14 when caution flew for the slowing #99 of Bob Nelson. With a green-white-checker restart, Gibbs went high off of turn 4 on the restart allowing Byers to get the #32 under the #89. With a drag race to turn one with Byers on the inside and Gibbs on the outside, Byers was able to move into the one spot at the exit of turn 2 holding off the pressure of Gibbs and picking up his first feature win of the 2015. In second was Jason Gibbs, 3rd Marty Spade, 4th points lease Greg Hauger, 5th Mark Peck.

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(Street Stocks) Jim Byers, Jason Gibbs, Martin Spade, James Hauger, Mark Peck, Barry Faris, Bob Nelson, Herb Karlinsey, Cody Colflesh

(Heat Winner) Jim Byers

(Recap)

Winner: Jim Byers

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders:  1-14 Jason Gibbs, 14-15 Jim Byers

# of Cautions: 1

In the very competitive Charger Division seen Uniontown, PA driver CJ Nicola pick up his first feature win of the 2015 season. Nicola 2014 Roaring Knob Champion drove his Pretty Paws, Jacks Auto Service, and Yough Valley Chiropractic #25 to victory lane Saturday night after a fierce battle with the #30 of Justin Howell and the #95 of JT Baird. Howell had the lead for the first 3-laps when he went high off of turn 2 giving room for the #25 of Nicola. Nicola maintained the lead with the top three running side-by-side, lap after lap. At one point all three front runners could be covered with a blanket. Late into the race with Baird and Haugor racing for second, provided Nicola the opportunity to pull away with a four car lead at the checker.

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(Chargers) CJ Nicola, JT Baird, Tanner Haugor, Eric Miller, Justin Howell, Scotty Herring, Brandym Shaum, Wyland King

(Heat Winner) CJ Nicola

(Recap)

Winner: CJ Nicola

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders:  1-3 Justin Howell, 4-12 CJ Nicola

# of Cautions: 1

Red flag flies as the Newt’s York Bar & Grill Road Runners as the field enter turn one at  the start of the feature  race. When the Newt’s York Bar & Grill, Cossell Automotive, Coffman Racing  #14 of Dustin Nutter made heavy contact with the inside barrier wall of turn one. The hit got the attention of chief official flagman Billy Simons. “Nutter hit the wall with a tone” Simons said over the tracks radio. Nutter exited the car uninjured but ended his night with a DNF.

On the complete restart Paul Koffler driving his #48 was able to hold off the field for the first 12-laps. Caution flew on lap-7 for the #24 Ed Derick who lost a wheel at the entrance of turn four.  The late race caution tightened the field and allowed the #65 of David Friend to take advantage of Koffler who got loose off of turn four on lap-11. Friend was able to get under Koffler on the final lap picking up his first feature win of the 2015 season.

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(Newt’s York Bar & Grill Roadrunner)  David Friend, Paul Koffler, Todd Detrick, Robert Fox, Ed Detrick, Dustin Nuttier

 (Heat Winner) Paul Koffler

(Recap)

Winner: David Friend

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders:  1-11 Paul Koffler, 12 David Friend

# of Cautions: 2

With a full field of High Gear Speedshop RUSH Late Models on hand, Uniontown, PA driver Michael Lake sat on the pole position. With the green flag displayed, saw many of the Knob top  drivers competing for the front running position. Driving his High Gear Speedshop, Bobby Lake Motorsports #27, Michael Lake was able to hold off the S & S Communications, Davis Ford, Rodney’s Corner Café #11 of Troy Shields. With Shields in second, followed by third place runner #17 Russel Baird Jr, followed by #16 Clinton Hersh, and points leader Garrett Paugh went three wide at times. On lap-8 caution flew for the spinning of #15 of Jonathan Sines. With a single file restart Lake was able to pull away from Shields by a three car length lead. Caution flew for a second time for the stopping of the #61 Vince Masi. Lake was able to maintain his lead on the restart picking up his first feature win for the 2015 season. A flat tire ended the Reno’s Trailer Sales, Lee Supply Co. #66 of Mike Opalinski on lap-13, and mechanical issues ended the night of Roy’s RV Supercenter, Romans Trucking #03 of Garrett Paugh on lap-17. Shout out for the race team of the Iron Horse Logging, New England Trees #44 of Dylan Lewis. Lewis flipped his #44 during his heat race. The team was able to make repairs and have the #44 ready for the feature event.

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(High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models) Michael Lake, Troy Shields, Russell Baird, Clinton Hersh, Noland Dalton, Michael Duritsky, Braeden Dillinger, Mark Wells, Mike Ott,  Chris Angelicchio, Jennae Piper, Garrett Paugh, Vince Masi Jr., Mike Opalinski,

Jonathan Sines, Dylan Lewis, DNS: Ryan Montgomery, Jason Skipper, Jeffrey Haynes

(Heat Winner) Russell Baird Jr., Michael Lake

(Recap)

Winner: Michael Lake

Lead Changes: 0

Lap Leaders: 1-20 Michael Lake

#  of Cautions: 2

You can describe the Roaring Knob Street Stock division as a very competitive division, with 2-3 wide racing and multiple winners continued Saturday night with the driver of the Thurby’s Riverside Ford, Sherman’s Old Ice Cream Parlor #28t driven by Cody Colflesh went to victory lane after a 15-lap feature event. Colflesh started on the outside of  the T2 of points leader Greg Hauger who took the lead on lap-1. With Colflesh in second, and side beside action with Hauger. On lap-2 contact was made between the two drivers at the exit of turn four with Hauger sustain damage to the T2 and ending his night. “I need to apologies to Greg” Coflesh stated in winner lane. “I didn’t mean to hit him”.  Colflesh lead up to lap-10 when 2014 champion Bob Nelson of the #99 was able to get around Coflesh for the lead only to have bad luck for the #99 when on lap-13 had a drive line issue ending Nelson night. Coldlesh inherent the lead and was able to hold of the charging #18 of Marty Spead and the #100 of Joe Kelly.

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(Street Stocks) Cody Colflesh, Marty Spade, Joe Kelly, Mark Peck, Jim Byers, Barry Faris, Craig Koteles, Herb Karlinsey, Bob Nelson, Jason Gibbs, Greg Hauger, Scott Bittinger

(Heat Winner) Bob Nelson, Cody Colflesh

(Recap)

Winner: Cody Colflesh

Lead Changes: 2

Lap Leaders:  1-10 Cody Colflesh, 11-13 Bob Nelson, 14-15 Cody Colflesh

# of Cautions: 4

Coming up on (Saturday, June 13, 2015) Super Late Models, Street Stocks, Roadrunners, Chargers. May 30 make-up double features for Road Runners and Charger.s

Saturday Racing Pit Gates open at 4:30 – Grandstand Gates Open at 5:00 Hot Laps 6:00 – Racing 6:30 pm.  Race day Phone:  724-329-0306

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, check out www.roaringknob.com or www.facebook.com/ roaringknob

Loco-Motives Appalachian Mountain Speedweek set for 3 days of Super Late Model racing as the series visits Path Valley Speedway, Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex and Hagerstown Speedway this coming Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

June 3rd, 2015

Knob Flyer Appl Speed Week

The Loco-Motives Appalachian Mountain Speedweek heads for three great days of racing to close out the 2015 campaign. $60,000 plus point money will be on the line as the tour heads west to compete in 3 consecutive shows June 4th, 5th & 6th.

First up on Thursday evening the series will make it’s inaugural stop at Path Valley Speedway in Spring Run Pennsylvania. The Super Late Models will battle for the first time on the high banked 1/4 mile bull ring. $4,000 of the $20,000 purse will go to the winner. The 40 lap feature will pay $400 to start. Also on tap will be the Mini Stocks battling for $600 to win.
All Gates open at 5:00 with Warn-ups at 7:30. For more information check out http://www.pathvalley.com

Then on Friday the tour will head to Markleysburg, Pennsylvania, the home of Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex to do battle for another $20,000 purse that will see the winner take home $4,000 for 40 laps worth of work. A part of the tour since its start in 2009 Roaring Knob will also open the gates at 5:00 with warm-ups at 7:30. The Street Stocks & Chargers are also on the card. ATTENTION TEAMS: PIT GATES WILL BE OPEN LATE THURSDAY NIGHT IF YOU WANT TO TRAVEL RIGHT FROM PATH VALLEY AND SPEND THE NIGHT For more information check out http://www.roaringknob.com

The Loco-Motives Appalachian Mountain Speedweek will wrap up its 7th campaign on Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway. Like Roaring Knob, Hagerstown has been a part of Speedweek since its inception in 2009. A 3rd $20,000 purse is up for grabs as the Super Late Models are joined by the Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks & Hobby Stocks. Racing is set to begin at 7:00. For additional information check out http://www.dirtcapitol.com

Cash awards for Fast Time (Ernie D’s Enterprises), Hard Charger (Dirt on Dirt.com) & Hard Luck awards (MBH Race Cars) will be given away at all 3 events as well as product from Booze Brothers Performance, Penske Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing & Berheisel Race Cars.

Following the completion of the racing action Saturday, stick around as Loco-Motives presents its top 5 point drivers with Championship hardware and cash awards. The Paul “Huey” Wilcoxon Memorial Championship trophy will be presented to the champion in memory of the founder of MBH Race Cars.

Saturday, May 16th

May 20th, 2015

Roaring Knob Motorsport Complex & Promoter Rick Jones “We are a race track and we’re racing!”

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MARKLEYSBURG, PA (May 9, 2015) With all the local and regional tracks pulling the plug Saturday night due to weather, Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex and promoter Rick Jones stayed the course and were able to complete their five race division schedule. Jones is known for taking the risk when it comes to weather forecasting. Jones stated “these drivers work all week getting ready for the weekend and they want to race.” “We’ll get the show in for our drivers and fans.” “We know the weather impacts our car count and fan base, but that’s part of doing business.” Saturday night Jones held to his word and the Knob was able to get all the racing in with rain in the area, no precipitation hit the track despite a 60% chance of rain.

Last week in the High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Model division “RUSH Futures Cup” Clearwater Construction, Fred Spangler Water Conditioning #16 Clinton Hersh won his first heat but finished a disappointing tenth place in the feature. This week he once again won his heat and was able to back up his performance dominate the High Gear Rush Late Model feature picking up his very first feature.

Other winners on the night were Bob Nelson in the Street Stock Division, Alan Knepper in the Mod Lites, Mel Minnick in the Hosier Tire Mid Atlantic Super Late Models, Andrew Pluta in the Newt’s York Bar Roadrunner fwd Four-Cylinder.
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Saturday, May 9th

May 15th, 2015

RJ1 Jerry Haseleu Race Team Wins Back to Back High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Models – Hauger, Senic, Pluta, Baird also Prevail

 

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(Markleysburg, PA May 9, 2015) Last week Gary Dalton won the High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Model Feature driving for the Blands Towing, Richard Construction, Jerry Haseleu owned #RJ1 crate late model. This week Jared Hawkins repeated the performance by winning this week’s High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Model Feature giving Jerry Haseleu a pleasant birthday surprise. The Street Stock Division did not disappoint the fans in attendance with a fears battle among Hauger and Nelson. Tim Senic earned his second victory of the season driving his Roy’s RV, Rocket Chassis #S2 to victory lane. A full field of Newt’s Bar and Grill Roadrunners had three wide racing action with the victory going to Andrew Pluta and Charger Division feature win going to the #95 of JT Baird.

 

In the High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Model division “RUSH Futures Cup” Clearwater Construction, Fred Spangler Water Conditioning #16 Clinton Hersh won his first heat race and sat on the pole for the twenty lap feature. At the green flag Hersh set the pass and was able to maintain the lead for the first five laps when caution flew for the spinning of #66 of Mike Opalinski in turn two. On the restart Hersh hit his marks and maintained the lead; the #11 of Shields and the #RJ1 of Hawkins were in side-by-side battle for second. On lap six Hawkins was able to get the advantage out of turn two moving the Jerry Haseleu owned #RJ1 to second setting sites for Hersh who had a two car length lead on the field. On lap six Hawkins carried speed through turns one and two getting under the #16 of Hersh at the exit of turn two. At the halfway mark caution flew for the third time for the spinning #33 of Bradley Ramsey in turn two. Hawkins followed by Hersh, Shields, Paugh, and Dillinger rounded out your top five on the restart.

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SATURDAY, MAY 2 Al Cramer Memorial for Emods

May 5th, 2015

Dalton Win’s both Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Super Late Models and High Gear Speed Shop Late Models at Roaring Knob with Al Cramer Memorial going to Trimble

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(Markleysburg, PA May 2, 2015) With Mother Nature winning last Saturday night at Roaring Knob Motor Sports Complex drivers were anxious to get back on the track Saturday night for the annual Al Cramer Memorial. Brent Trimble in his H&R Block, BB&T Auto Crusher #1B won last year’s Al Cramer Memorial and was able to repeat his performance winning this prestige’s event for a second time. Gary Dalton driving the Blands Towing, Richard Construction, Jerry Haseleu owned #RJ1 RUSH Late Model won the High Gear Speed Shop RUSH Late Model feature then returned to victory circle capturing the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Super Late Models feature driving the Denzel Turner Excavating #14. With Chargers feature win going to CJ Nicola, and the Newts York Bar & Grill Road Runner winner going to Robert Pluta.

 

First up feature saw the return of the Roaring Knob Chargers division taking to the track for their twelve lap feature. The driver of the Pretty Paws, Jacks-Auto Service #25 CJ Nicola showed the race fans at the Knob why he was the 2014 points champion when he took his #25 to the outside of turns 1 battling pull sitter Justin Howell for the number one position. Nicola was able to complete the pace on the exit of turn two and never looked back. With one lap in the books the #95 of JT Baird spun in turn one making heavy contact with the outside wall. On the restart, Nicole continued his domination as the #30 of Justin Howell and the #27 of Kyle Burkholder battled for the number two position. Burkholder was able to move into the second spot on lap three by passing Howell in turn four. With laps winding down Burkholder made a late charge, but Nicola continued his perfect line and winning his first feature of the 2015 season. Read more »

LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL DIRT SERIES

April 27th, 2015

O’Neal wins Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Win of the Year at Roaring Knob
MARKLEYSBURG, PA (April 24, 2015) With spring officially here, mother nature still would not release the warmer temperatures and the fans at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex had to endure a cool spring night in the Pennsylvania Laurel mountain region.
Don O’Neal wins Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 50 lap feature taking home $10,000, Street Stock Feature winner went to Uniontown, PA James Hauger, the driver of the Garry’s Auto Sales, Pro 1 Chassis, Elite Motors #T2 won his first feature win of the 2015 season fighting off the hard charging #18 of Martin Spade. Also in winner circle Somerset, PA driver of the Knepper Repair ATV #20 Bilstein Mod Lite STARS winner Alan Knepper.

(Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series) – Don O’Neal found victory lane for the first time this season on Friday Night at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex. The defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion landed in Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the 41st time in his career.

Trailing O’Neal to the finish line was current LOLMDS point’s leader, Jonathan Davenport; followed by Earl Pearson Jr., Kyle Hardy, and Chris Ferguson. Read more »

SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOURING SERIES EVENT

April 20th, 2015

Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex

April 18, 2015

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(Markleysburg, PA) Mother Nature was in favor providing a beautiful night of racing for the return of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series who kicked off its 2015 campaign for its new Bazell/Sunoco Race Fuels Southern Touring Series on Saturday night at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex.

Centerville, PA driver of the familiar 111 Max Blair was able to claim his first victory of the 2015 season for the RUSH regional series. Also in winner circle for the Mid Atlantic Hoosier Tire Super Dirt Models was the driver of the #17B Keith Barbara, Street Stock feature winner #29 Scott Bittinger, Newt’s Bar & Grill Road Runner winner went to #48K Paul Koffler Sr, and Mod Lite winner #862 Mitch Ward.

(Roaring Knob Street Stock Division) First out for their feature race were the Roaring Knob street stock division. Last week’s feature winner #12 Ryan Newman was handy caped and started in the seventh position. With the green flag in the air, hard charger #15 Joe Wrona was able to hold off the pressure of the #89 Gibbs for the first three laps. Caution flew on lap 3 for the slowing of the #3c of Barry Faris. As the green flag waved on the restart, Gibbs had the run off of turn 2 passing Wrona on the back stretch. Gibbs was able to lead the field for the next seven laps before a mechanical failure side lined the #89 machine ending Gibbs night and bringing out the second caution of the night and placing then second place runner Ryan Newman in the lead. A third caution flew on lap fourteen for the spinning of #T2 Hauger. Tightening the field with a green-white-checker, Newman with the lead on the final lap exited turn two high battling the #15 Wrona and giving enough room for third place runner #29 of Bittinger to pass both Worna and Newman on the inside and was able to take the lead earning his first feature win of the 2015 season.

(Street Stocks 15 Laps): Scott Bittinger (29), Joe Wrona (15), Ryan Newman (12), Bob Nelson (99), Jim Byers (32), Mark Peck (17), Eric Miller (XLR8), Greg Hauger (T2), Jason Gibbs (89), Barry Faris (3C)

(Heats): Jason Gibbs (89), Joe Wrona (15)

(Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series) After drawing the next-to-worst pill for his heat race starting spot, Max Blair raced his way from ninth to fourth with a last lap pass to qualify for the feature redraw.  That proved key as Blair lined up fourth in the 25-lap feature.  After young Garett Paugh of West Virginia and New York’s Brian Knowles traded the lead early on, Blair found moisture on the top and rode it to the lead on lap 17.  Once in front and without a caution to slow action, Blair pulled away from the field to capture the $1,200 win.  Blair takes the early point lead as he has his sights set on the $10,000 Sweeney Touring Series sweep.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 “OPENING NIGHT”

April 13th, 2015

Senic Dominates Western PA Opener at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex

By Lou Long

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (April 11, 2015) Nobody would have expected that the Western PA lid lifter would take place at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex on April 11. Although Mother Nature has not been so kind to the promoters throughout the region, she did smile long enough on Rick Jones to allow him to get the first one in the books for the new season. Picking up where he left off, defending track champion Tim Senic of Elkins, WV dominated the Mid Atlantic Hoosier Tire Super Late Model feature event, while Troy Shields kicked things off with an equally strong performance in the High Gear Speed shop RUSH Late Model division. Ryan Newman and David Friend scored in the Street Stock and Newt’s York Bar & Grill Mini Stock events.

Although he was tops in the class in 2014, Senic struggled on and off the track. “Last year was last year,” he said with a sigh of relief. “I guess I had a lot of stuff going on and off the track.” He explained that some of his problems related to the race car. “We had some issues with the car, and I knew that we found things that were wrong and I knew that we were going to be pretty good out of the box.” While Senic’s comment was quite the understatement, he still had to hold off Lernerville Speedway regular John Garvin in the final circuits to get the win. “I could see on the scoreboard that John was back there, and he’s a good racer. He’s always fast here right across the bottom, so I just had to try to run my line.” Read more »