• Max Blair ~ RUSH Touring Series Feature Winner!
  • Keith Barbara with son Drake ~ Super Late Model Feature Winner!
  • Scott Bittinger ~ Street Stock Feature Winner!
  • Paul Koffler ~ Roadrunner Feature Winner!
  • Mitch Ward ~ Mod Lite Feature Winner!

Roaring Knob News


April 20th, 2015

Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex

April 18, 2015


For Immediate Release

(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 »

2014 Awards Banquet

March 31st, 2015

Top 5 Points Champions for the  2014 Race Season

Congratulations to the following:

Super Late Models: Tim Senic, Scott Rhodes, Quintin Wyandt, LC Powers, Gary Dalton

RUSH Late Models: Michael Lake, Troy Shields, Clinton Hersh, Dylan Lewis, Mark Wells

EMods: Nick Cramer, Brent Trimble, Derek Deusenberry, Ron Howard, Larry Atha

Mod Lites: Braeden Dillinger, Jarred Barclay, Alan Knepper, Lynn Knepper, Logan Hitt

Street Stocks: Bob Nelson, Joe Kelley, Marty Spade, Michael Duritsky, Jim Byers

Chargers: CJ Nicola, Justin Howell, JT Baird, Eric Miller, Cody Colflesh

4 Cyl Roadrunners: David Friend, Dustin Detrick, Dustin Nutter, Steve Frazier, Robert Fox



September 30th, 2013


September 27-28, 2013

(Markleysburg, PA)…The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series returned to Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex for the fourth time this season on Friday and Saturday. The “Bill Hendren Memorial” was part of the scenic Markleysburg, Pa. facility’s annual “Big Kahuna” event. Bobby Lake Motorsports “Shock the Clock” Qualifying and Heats were contested on Friday night with the K&N Dash and feature on Saturday night. Some $8,000 in contingency product prizes were given away to the racers as part of the Memorial event. A complete list of the prize winners will be posted soon.

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