- The York County Racing Club Corridor of Fame associates have been introduced.
- The new inductees had been introduced on social media on Saturday evening.
- The YCRC Corridor of Fame Banquet was canceled this calendar year for the reason that of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There wasn’t a York County Racing Club Corridor of Fame Banquet this yr.
The 2021 celebration was canceled mainly because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
That will not signify, even so, that there is not a new batch of YCRC Corridor of Fame users.
The checklist of new honorees was produced Saturday night on social media. The new corridor of famers will be formally honored when the club performs host to its 2022 banquet, together with that year’s inductees.
Here’s a glimpse at this year’s inductees:
Present Driver: Eight-time Lincoln Speedway winner Brian Montieth obtained the nod in the Present Driver course.
Montieth was a nationally-ranked quarter-midget driver in his youth, successful hundreds of races in the compact automobiles. When he no extended healthy in these cars, he and his father place collectively a sprint car and he received his first race in 1995.
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Montieth has considering the fact that gone on to earn 95 sprint features and all those eight stage titles at Lincoln, in which he ranks fifth all-time on the dash earn list.
Montieth and the Jerry Parrish team parted strategies at the end of the 2020 year, and his foreseeable future ideas are mysterious at this time.
Existing Owner or Mechanic: Next-generation motor vehicle operator John Trone joins his father as a member of the YCRC Corridor of Fame.
Trone grew up with his father’s staff at the races and ultimately revived the Trone Special No. 39.
Motorists these as Scott Ausherman, Doug Esh, Greg Hodnett, Tim Glatfelter and Cory Haas have all place the Hanover car or truck owner in victory lane.
Trone’s staff will field a auto for York’s Tim Dietz in 2021.
Current Miscellaneous: While the Present Miscellaneous inductee may well not be very well recognized by identify to area race fans, she is almost certainly properly remembered by sight.
Peg Baker has experienced a very long life in nearby vehicle racing.
Her family fielded super sportsman and dash automobiles for drivers Todd Rittenhouse and Tommie Spriggle in the 1970s, winning the 1977 Selinsgrove monitor title with Spriggle.
She put in quite a few a long time operating concessions with her buddies, the Kreitzers, at Silver Spring, and eventually turned the concession supervisor at Williams Grove. That’s wherever quite a few lovers will try to remember Peg as the lady on the golf cart earning visits from concession stand to concession stand virtually as quick as the cars and trucks on the observe.
Now in sick wellness, Baker nonetheless manufactured various visits to the tracks last period.
Past Driver: Gary Gollub was honored as this year’s Past Driver inductee.
Gollub, a indigenous of the Examining location, astonishingly didn’t get started his vocation in his hometown place in the modifieds, but in its place chose to race with the dash vehicles.
His initial race was in March of 1970 at the Susquehanna Speedway (now BAPS).
He began his vocation with an out-of-date “bug” racer that had carried legendary Mitch Smith to quite a few wins in 1966. Gollub bided his time and better rides ultimately came his way. He received his 1st race at Penn National in 1974 and continued in sprint racing for quite a few a long time.
At some point he switched to the United Racing Club, the place he was a huge winner and champion prior to going to the big-block modifieds, where he grew to become a massive winner as perfectly. Eventually his occupation get total would top rated 100.
Late in his profession, Gollub would return to the URC and 358 sprints, where by he ended his vocation. He is continue to a recurrent customer to the nearby speedways.
Past Owner or Mechanic: Delta’s Dick Workman was honored in the Previous Operator or Mechanic team.
The late vehicle proprietor began his profession by offering the shop at his Delta location service station to mate Donnie Keesee when Keesee started racing late designs in 1967. By 1969 he was supplying engines and wrenching on Keesee’s motor vehicle. Together they ordered a auto in 1972, and when Keesee remaining the sport following the 1973 season, Workman ongoing on.
He fielded successful cars for YCRC Corridor of Fame motorists Gary Snelbaker and Charlie Wierman in excess of the upcoming ten years, profitable numerous races. In 1985, his son, Rick, bought in the driver’s seat, and the father-son team scored its first win alongside one another in the last race of the 1987 year.
When Rick retired just after the 2003 time, Workman caught close to for an additional year, fielding a minimal-late design for his grandson, Wesley.
Past Miscellaneous: Former promoter and announcer Tedd Reitz obtained the nod as the Past Miscellaneous inductee.
Reitz begun in the announcer’s booth around his Middleburg property at the Selinsgrove Speedway, and announced at situations at Selinsgrove, Williams Grove, Clinton County, Susquehanna and Silver Spring.
He opened the Clinton County oval as its promoter, and for a even though was a associate in the procedure of Selinsgrove. He still frequents the tracks and usually adds bonus income to the purses at Port Royal.
Kevin Gobrecht Memorial Exclusive Accomplishment Award: The speedway operators of central Pennsylvania were awarded the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial Distinctive Accomplishment Award for their tough work in maintaining the racing season likely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Ed Stauffer Memorial Mechanic of the Year Award: Former racer turned auto proprietor Bobby Allen was awarded the Ed Stauffer Memorial Mechanic of the Yr Award.
Allen was a present-day of Stauffer’s on the track and now fields and wrenches the crew his son and grandson travel for on the Environment of Outlaws circuit.
The Hanover-based mostly team observed each Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen get World of Outlaws occasions in 2020. Schuchart battled for the Outlaw title, finishing second in the period standings.
Zearfoss wins yet again in Australia: Neighborhood racer Brock Zearfoss won each functions on Saturday at the Perth Motorsports Complicated in Australia.
Zearfoss’ wins in the last two races of the six-race Australian Speedweek series brought his collection full to a few victories and earned him the level title.
Bryan Householder writes about dust-track racing for The York Dispatch. He can be attained at sports [email protected]