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Autin Reed Wins Founders Cup at Clinton County Speedway

Clinton County Speedway Results

Mill Hall, PA – Autin Reed of New Cumberland won the Founders Cup race on Friday Night at the Clinton County Speedway. It was Reeds second career victory at the speedway, his previous win was the coveted Nittany 40 in 2022. Defending track champion, Cory Long of Selinsgrove won the Pro Stock feature. Tyler Clowes of Selinsgrove won the 270 Micro Feature event and Zac Kline of Jersey Shore won the 4-Cylinders.

Thirty-five RaceSaver Sprint cars were in competition for the Founders Cup, a race held in honor of the speedway’s founders, Del Shank of Mifflintown and Tedd Reitz of Middleburg who opened the speedway in 1989. Picture Rock’s Josh Beamer and Selinsgrove’s Ken Duke brought the field to the green flag for the start of the 25 lap feature event. 

Duke led the first two circuits until Reed advanced from his fourth place starting spot to take command of the field on lap number three. By lap number five, Reed was leading Duke, Johnny Smith of Scranton, Beamer, and Dustin Prettyleaf of Williamsport. Smith passed Duke utilizing the high line around the speedway on lap number seven and one lap later worked his way around Reed. At the halfway mark, Smith continued to cruise around the top side of the speedway, leading Reed, Duke, Prettyleaf and Mikey Smith.

Smith seemed unstoppable using the upper grove as he paced his way through lapped traffic. Misfortune struck on lap number 16, as Smith’s engine blew in turns three and four. Reed inherited the lead with Duke running in second. With the restart, Reed held off the challenge of Duke, but Duke stayed with him for a battle to the end. Owen Dimm, who started eighth, moved into the top five and was running third with five laps to go. Timmy Bittner of Beech Creek advanced from 18th battled with Dimm with Mikey Smith completing the top five. Duke remained within striking distance of Reed but couldn’t make a pass for the lead.  At the finish, Reed held off Duke by .589 seconds. Dimm was third, followed by Bittner and Mike Smith. Sixth through tenth were Prettyleaf, Dustin Young, Mike Koehler, Matt Tebbs and Josh Beamer. Heats were won by Mike Koehler, Owen Dimm, Duke, and Dustin Young. The B-main was won by Zack Rhodes

Twenty 270 Micro Sprints came to the green flag with Logan Hammaker and Mason McAndrew leading the field. McAndrew led lap number one. Third place starter, Tyler Clowes took the lead by the completion of lap number two. Zach Glass quickly moved into second place with McAndrew in the top three. Clowes’ pace was slowed when the caution was thrown on lap number eight. Following the restart Clowes was leading Glass, Mac Wert, Jillian Maurer and Hammaker. Clowes would maintain the lead over Glass, Hammaker, McAndrew, Michael Petock, and Jason Klinger. Sixth through tenth were Hunter Zimmerman, Matt Dixson, Cory Stabley, and Andrew Petock. Heat races were won by Clowes and McAndrew.


Noah Jensen and Cory Long started on the front row of the Pro Stock feature event. Long led the first two circuits, before the caution flag waved when two cars spun. The restart bunched the field on Long’s back bumper. Long and Jensen battled lap after lap for the top spot. With five laps completed, Long, Jensen, AY Schilling, Tommy Dawson and Rich Fye were running in the top five. The top five continued to in a tight race running fender to fender. On lap number 13, Logan Hile passed Fye to enter the top five. In the closing laps, Jensen was glued to Long’s back bumper just looking for an opportunity to make a pass. As the field came out of turn four on the final lap, Long edged Jensen by three tenths of a second.  Schilling Dawson and Hile completed the top five. Sixth through tenth were Fye, Marc Bitler, Larry Knight, Danny Jensen, and Ronald Ergott. Heat races were won by Schilling and Dawson.

Zak Kline started on the pole and led from green to checkered flag to claim his second career victory. The events only caution occurred on lap number two, when Terry Karichner lost a wheel. Matt Weaver was running second until Hunter Flook took over second on lap number five, followed by Garrett Lucas, With two laps to go, the leaders were in lapped traffic.  Kline scored the victory over Hunter Flook, Garrett Lucas, Tim Teneyck, Larry Beachel Jr. Kyler Stahl, Matt Weaver, Coty Maines James Koch, and Ken Smith. Heat races were won by Beachel and Weaver.


The Clinton County Speedway returns this Friday with a four division show featuring the Limited Late Models for the Len Stroud Jr Memorial paying #1,200 to win. The  Pro Stocks, 270 Micros and the Four Cylinders will also be racing for an additional $100 added to their purses.  Gates open at 5PM and hot laps begin at 7PM. For the latest speedway information visit the speedways website at clintoncountyspeedway.com

Sprint Cars: 1. Austin Reed 2. Ken Duke Jr. 3. Owen Dimm 4. Timmy Bittner 5. Mikey Smith 6. Dustin Prettyleaf 7. Dustin Young 8. Mike Koehler 9. Matt Tebbs 10. Josh Beamer 11. John Scarborough 12. Wyatt Walizer 13. Kasey Weaver 14. Kruz Keppner 15. Derek Swartz 16. Dakota Schweikart 17. Austin Greenland 18. Ryan Lynn 19. Mike Alleman 20. Kolby Weaver 21. Zack Rhodes 22. Johnny Smith 23. Nolan Groves 24. Hunter Hite

DNS: Dale Schweikart, Andrew Boyer, Josh Spicer, Wes Matthews, Jeff Weaver Sr., Karl Walizer, Jr., Jeremy Hill, Jim Kennedy, Mariah Romig, Bill Sheehan, Reed Thompson


 Pro Stocks 1, Cory Long 2. Noah Jenson 3. AY Schilling 4. Tommy Dawson 5. Logan Hile 6. Rich Fye 7. Marc Bitler 8. Larry Knight 9. Danny Jensen 10. Ronald Ergott 11. Rodney Wagner 12. Noah Kissinger 13. AJ Stroup 14. Brent Gardner


270 Micros: 1. Tyler Clowes 2. Zachary Glass 3. Logan Hammaker 4. Mason McAndrew 5. Michael Petock 6. Jason Klinger 7. Hunter Zimmerman 8. Matt Dixson 9. Cory Stabley 10. Andrew Petock 11. Tom Quiggle 12. Parris Hewes 13. Mac Wert 14. Jillian Maurer 15. Dustin Roberts 16. Matthew Dixon 17. Dakota Brubaker 18. Colton Guiher 19. Bobby Sanso 20. Lester Stabley

Four Cylinders: 1. Zak Kline 2.  Hunter Flook 3. Garrett Lucas 4. Tim Teneyck 5. Larry Beachel Jr 6. Kyler Stahl 7. Matt Weaver 8. Coty Maines 9. James Koch 10. Ken Smith 11. Alyssa Snook 12 Summer Beachel 13. Terry Karichner 

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