Sports Columns

Weather nixes most racing

Weather will be a factor in this weekend's racing. With forecasts for cold temperatures and snow area speedways were already calling off action as this column was prepared.Port Royal Speedway and Beaver Springs Dragway will not operate this weekend. Port Royal cancelled the weekend program ...

Bedford, Hesston next to open

Area speedways continue to open their gates for the season this weekend.Bedford and Hesston hold car shows and practice sessions. Bedford presents a car show Sunday at 11 a.m. Racers can test and tune their cars during the afternoon. The official 80th season opener is set for next Friday ...

Season’s first big event tonight at Lincoln

Local racing news is plentyful this holiday weekend.Lincoln Speedway hosts the region's first major sprint car event of 2016 tonight at 6, a 30-lap championship event for 410 sprints that pays the winner $5,000. Look for the area's top-tier drivers to compete at the Pigeon Hills oval tonight. ...

Race of Champions kicks off second weekend

Weather permitting, local racing continues this weekend in Central PA. Selinsgrove Speedway is scheduled to open a new era today. The new Selinsgrove Speedway promotional team includes Alan Kreitzer, Steve Inch and Michael Heffner. Inch is expected to be the day-to-day point man at the Snyder ...

Former Panther coach Kodish shares memories of a fallen comrade

When the Sentinel asked me if I would be interested in writing a story for its Faces of the Juniata Valley publication I only thought about it for a couple of minutes. Sure, why not, I figured. A lot of people have had a positive influence on me, and I wanted to share with readers some of my ...

Hodnett talks (high) tech in sprint cars

The Central Pennsylvania racing season is underway.Lincoln Speedway opened last Sunday afternoon with 24 sprint cars on hand. Greg Hodnett successfully defended his opening day victory from 2015. Hodnett took advantage of good starting position while enjoying some luck to collect the win. ...

Race season begins locally

It's race day in Central Pennsylvania.Lincoln Speedway is expected to open this afternoon at 2 p.m. The 410 sprint car-only program will pay the winner $4,000. Greg Hodnett won last year's opener. In the event of inclement weather, the Pigeon Hills oval will operate tomorrow.Today is the final ...

Season opens in Fla.

The 2016 dirt track racing season is under way in the United States. Former NASCAR and World of Outlaws champion Dave Blaney wasted no time returning to the winners circle in Florida sprint car action. Blaney now pilots the Motter Motorsports No. 71 driven last year by Joey Saldana. Thursday ...

Outlaws ink new sponsorship deal

The World of Outlaws have a new title sponsor. Sears Roebuck Corp. and The World of Outlaws reached agreement on a three-year deal that provides sponsorship from Sears to the sprint car and late model series. Both parties have option years to extend the agreement. Sears Craftman Tools is the ...

Racing season begins in Florida

Florida winter racing action is here. Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., and East Bay Speedway are scheduled to operate this weekend. Late model racing was scheduled at Bubba's Friday. Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions open the sprint car season Feb. 4-6 at the track. The USAC ...