World of Outlaws Late Model National Open set for Selinsgrove
SELINSGROVE - Selinsgrove Speedway presents one of the northeast's premier dirt track racing events sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series this Saturday and Sunday
The two-day show culminates with the 16th annual Late Model National Open Sunday night.
More than $75,000 in prize money will be up for grabs. The winner of Saturday night's 40-lap "Showdown on Sand Hill" preliminary feature will collect $8,000, with the victor of Sunday night's 50-lap finale earning $10,000. Each night of racing will include time trials, qualifying races, and feature events.
The speedway's pro stock division will join the late models Saturday for a 20-lap main event paying $500 to win and $75 to start, and the 358 late models will share the racing card on Sunday with a 20-lap feature paying $1,000 to win and $100 to start. Track gates will open at 4 p.m., with qualifying slated to begin at 7 p.m. both nights.
Last year, in the first outlaw-sanctioned late model race at Selinsgrove Speedway, Gregg Satterlee of Indiana, Pa., won his first career race at Selinsgrove in Saturday's preliminary event, while Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., also scored his first win at the track in the National Open finale. Lanigan, a 13-time winner on the circuit in 2014, currently leads the WoO standings by 278 points over Rick Eckert of York.
Chris Shuey of Orefield won the inaugural Late Model Open in 1999 followed by a win in the 2001 race. Jeff Rine of Danville, the track's nine-time champion, is the only four-time winner of the race, having won in 2005, '06, '08, and '09. Nick Dickson of Lewistown is the only other repeat winner with victories in 2007 and 2012.
Other past winners of the Late Model Open include Kenny Pettyjohn of Millsboro, Del. ('00); Dale Kerstetter of Liverpool ('02); Jeff Smith of Blain ('03); Scott Haus of Hamburg ('04); Dan Stone of Thompson ('10); and Eckert ('11).