Mother Nature has been having a field day with the dirt track racing in PA! We were able to get to the track some weeks but more often than not we found ourselves watching the rain fall instead of the dirt flying. We hope to bring you much better racing action news as the season continues.
Selinsgrove, PA – June 9, 2018 – First race of the season is always an exciting time, April 14th at Port Royal Speedway was no different for Dan Green and Team. The Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions invaded the speedway for the Keith Kauffman Classic which had the Sprints and Super Late Models on the race program. It was the first Moon Shine Camo Rt 35 Series Race for the Super Late Models, a 6 race series between Port Royal and Selinsgrove Speedways.
Lucas Oil Late Model Series
Dan and the team made their first ever Lucas Oil Late Model Series race at Port Royal Speedway to learn what they could from the Professionals. 43 Super Late Models were in the pits trying for the 25 A-Main starting spots. Dan, driving the Hot Rod Processing #46, had a respectable night in only his second year driving the Super Late model class, but unfortunately didn’t qualify for the A-main as several other local Top competitors didn’t either.
First Points Race At Selinsgrove Speedway
Selinsgrove Speedway will be G & H Motorsports’ home track and April 28th was their first point race for the Late Models. Dan had a rough start to the night, in the Heat race the front end of the NGK Spark Plug #46 buckled under the right front sending Dan to the outside turn 2 wall. The crew went to work and replaced the bumper for the feature event. As Dan was getting faster with each lap the motor didn’t want to finish the 25 lap event, as with 3 laps to go it gave the fans a fiery show as flames shot out from under the hood of the car going into turn 3 and came to a stop in turn 4, giving the team a 13th place finish. Luckily the team had a couple weeks off as the backup motor had problems when they installed it. The backup to the backup went in the car and we arrived to Selinsgrove on May 27th.
May 27th at Selinsgrove Speedway
After weeks of rain the team was ready to race again with optimism knowing that racing is an up and down sport. Dan finished 7th in his heat and was running well in the feature until a water fitting broke and sprayed Dan with water ending the night 11 laps in the books for a 16th place finish. We all hope this is the end of the rain as well as the parts failures that seem to have plagued the beginning of this season!
Dan will be on the track on Saturday June 9 at Selinsgrove Speedway, our weekly point season, weather permitting! It’s been a very wet season for outdoor sports in 2018 so we are all hoping for much better weather the remainder of the year. Please check our Facebook page or website for more information! Full Schedule is here! (http://www.dangreen46.com/page29.html)
Friends at Other Tracks:
This season seems to be the same for our closest race friends at other tracks! Either it’s been raining or there have been parts failures that are keeping them from having the start of 2018 they expected as well! Grandview Speedway (our former home track) track workers and drivers/teams made an extraordinarily valiant effort last week (6/2) to get the race in but after a long attempt to run the track in had to give up when another round of showers hit the dirt. That is the one thing about these banked dirt tracks.....they can take a little but then gets pretty slippery and dangerous to keep trying.
So on to the next Saturday show and hope we beat the rain! No more checkered flags for Mother Nature if the racing community has anything to say about it.....everyone please keep your fingers crossed!
More Information on the team!
Make sure you check out and "Like" Dan’s Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/dangreen46 and the G & H Motorsports website www.DanGreen46.com. Contact the team through email at DanGreen46@racingnut.net.
G & H Motorsports sends out a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our Marking Partners for the 2018 race season; HOTROD Processing of Bethlehem, PA; Alfa Romeo of the Main Line (Jeff D’Ambrosio’s Alfa Romeo of Malvern, PA); Bernheisel Race Components - LAZER X Chassis of Jonestown, PA; ACE Hardware of West Chester, PA; Farmer’s Insurance, Book Agency of Downingtown, PA; VIP DJ Entertainment of Coatesville, PA; Linda’s Hair Techniques of Avondale, PA; Little Anthony’s Pizza and Grille of Honey Brook, PA; Brett Higginbotham Web Design of Glenmoore, PA; NGK Spark Plugs; XTREME Lubricants Synthetic Racing Oil. Without support from these great folks we could not do what we love!