We are five months through the racing season in Central PA and there are three months to go in the 2019 season. This year’s point series has Champion Racing Oil returning once again as title sponsor, with new co-title sponsor RM Racing Lubricants.
RM Racing Lubricants is a distributor for Champion Racing Oil products. They are based out of Niagara Falls, N.Y. and Welland, Ontario, Canada.
Established more than eight years ago as a Champion Master Warehouse Distributor, they have become a leader in Canada and the northeastern region of the United States.
With the help of these two fine companies, plus Fast Tees, Maxim Racing, ButlerBuilt, Capitol Renegade, Hoseheads.com, LaSalle Racing Engines, Conroy Pneu Control, Hoosier Tire, and J&S Fabrication, the top 10 drivers in points will all receive checks in December.
As of July, Danny Dietrich has the lead in the point series over Lucas Wolfe and Freddie Rahmer. The Champion Racing Oil/RM Racing Lubricants Central PA season runs an extensive schedule of 102 events at 11 different tracks, mostly in Pennsylvania with one stop in Maryland and two in New Jersey.
With the poor weather in the beginning of the year, some of those shows have been lost. Also, two drivers currently in the top 10 in points, Ryan Smith and Lucas Wolfe, are presently out of action for a time due to injury.
As of July, Danny Dietrich has the lead in the point series over Lucas Wolfe and Freddie Rahmer
Once the summer season kicked in, the weather gave the tracks a break. During PA Speedweek in July there was only one rain-cancelled show out of nine nights. PA Speedweek ended at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday July 6 with Lucas Wolfe taking the win and the 2019 PA Speedweek championship.
Seventy-two different drivers ran during eight nights of PA Speedweek, with eight drivers attending every show. Lance Dewease took two wins, with Chad Trout, Dylan Cisney, Brian Montieth, Christopher Bell, Freddie Rahmer and champion Lucas Wolfe each taking one win.
There are also many new drivers and teams coming from 358 c.i. and 305 c.i. Central PA sprint car racing to the 410 c.i. ranks. Some are already making their way to victory lane. Many only run one night a week at either Port Royal or Lincoln Speedway, but a few do try and run all of the shows.
Jared Esh, Robbie Kendall, Jeff Miller, Anthony Macri, Brett Michalski, Kyle Moody and Jeff Halligan have all won features in 2019, with Jeff Miller winning two. Four are rookies for the 2019 season and have already won.
Kyle Reinhardt and Adam Wilt haven’t won yet but are in the top 20 points.
The next group of young talent – Dylan Cisney, Ryan Taylor, Logan Wagner, Chase Dietz, Chad Trout and Ryan Smith – are also all in the top 20 in points and have also all won before. Another driver, Brock Zearfoss, has ventured off with the All Stars but runs back home in Central PA whenever he has a free weekend.
Nine of the above-mentioned drivers were in the top 20 in PA Speedweek points and 10 are currently in the top 20 in Central PA Sprint Car points.
The driving talent for the future of 410 c.i. racing in Central Pennsylvania is looking strong for the future.