News from Abbey Price racing

This past Friday night August 15 2014 the 9a race team towed to Linda’s Speedway for X-cel 600 Dirt Modified Tour race at the tough bull ring. The top x=cel 600 teams were set to race at the tight oval. Abbey would start out in heat race looking to qualify for the main. The heat race was not as productive as Abbey wanted. The 9a was not turning the way the team hoped for and Abbey would have to run the Consi. A few changes were made and Abbey qualified thru the consi.

A few more adjustments and Abbey Price was ready to run the feature. Abbey was set to go as the races took the green flag. Abbey was moving forward each lap as she was searching for another great finish. Coming up a head of her a was upside down car on the tight 1/4 mile race track. To a void the wreck Abbey slowed the 9a down, another car running a higher line came down to avoid the incident and caught part of the 9a racer. Abbey was ready for the green after the accident but her front axle was not ! Suffering a bent spindle and a twist axle. Abbey would now have to march the ill handling racer towards the front. Abbey finished 11 at the checkered for a good showing with a bent racer. The car is now having a new Axle & spindle installed. Abbey has moved up in points a run down is at the bottom of the page.

Saturday night Abbey, Chip and Sara Price went to West End Fair grounds to play with the 1/4 Midgets. Abbey had a ride in a car and dropped it on its side the first lap out on the track. Once the car was righted she went out to have fun on at the Fair grounds. Abbey was glad to see her 1/4 midget friends. Sara was able to go out and race and have decent night giving the ride all she had.

Sunday the painted full size midgets parts were dropped off by Chip. At a race shop where the car is being put together. the Ford Focus USAC pavement car will need several more parts to complete the racer. However the chassis & Suspension is now squared in place. The tail tank and fuel bladder will be installed to run the plumbing for the fuel lines. The sharp looking racer is being properly prepared for future action.

As the Summer slowly winds down the tour racers are off this weekend. Chip will pick the 9a Dirt Modified Chassis X-cel 600. From Doug Bogor’s race shop and go racing this weekend up at Penn Can and Five Mile Point Speedway. Abbey is looking to compete at both tracks to take advantage of the remaining weeks of summer. The follow week is labor day weekend with and an ambitious schedule with Abbey racing two nights and Sara running at the West End Fair Race weather permitting. Run down and points below.

Run Down from Linda’s

Heat 1- Richie Hitzler, Anthony Schlosser-White, Michael Burrows, John Josko, Geoffrey Sutton
Heat 2- Aaron Bowes, Josh Pepe, Jonathan Pepe, Charles Bowers, Jordyn Mohr
Heat 3- Dakota Bartlet, Chad Zornek, Ian Williamson, RJ Smith, Jason Mills

Consi 1- Barry Breidegan, Korey Inglin, Kam Maby, Jason Dunkleberger, Ryan Higgs, Abbey Price, Tim VanHorn, Shawna Schiliblia, Jack Reifsnyder

1- 17 Jonathan Pepe
2- 55 Michael Burrows
3- 27 Josh Pepe
4- 9 Richie Hitzler
5- 08 John Josko
6- 88 Ryan Higgs
7- 08v Tim VanHorn
8- 64 Aaron Bowes
9- 6 Jason Dunkleberger
10- 56 Kam Maby
11- 9a Abbey Price
12- 127 Korey Inglin
13- 54d Dakota Bartlet
14- 62 Shawna Schiliblia
15- 43 Jack Reifsnyder
16- 10 Ian Williamson
17- 236 Jason Mills
18- 26 Chad Zornek
19- 7k Anthony Schlossberg-White
20- 57 Barry Breidegan
21- X Geoffrey Sutton
22- 00 Jordyn Mohr
23- 42k RJ Smith
24- 111 Charles Bowers
DNQ- Barry Lee, Brian Blankenbiller, Bruce Mills



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Thunder Mtn Results . August 12 2014

The 9a Race Team of Abbey Price towed up to Thunder Mountain this past Saturday night. A great night was on hand. Chip Price had repacked the bearings, Lubricated the car and installed gears for the 3/8 mile track the week leading up to the race. Feeling confident Abbey would go to the outside in her heat race and charge to the front. With out looking back Abbey would put the X-cel 600 Modified feature with a win in the heat race.

The tour regulars were lined up and Abbey would get a decent starting spot for the main event. As the feature was called to line up the X-cel 6oo tour racers were ready for battle. As the green was drop the racers all went at it head to head. Abbey was moving to the front a great battle ensued. Abbey was running towards the front. A battle for the top 5 took place. Abbey was caught up in dual with John Pepe for a crack at the top 5. She was able to move into 4th at the finish. At the wave of the Checkered flag Abbey would finish with a strong finish winding up in 4th place. A tough field was on hand with Will Eastman winning and Aaron Bowes finished 2nd. Abbey and the 9a Dirt Modified team congratulate Will Eastman on the win !

FEATURE Finish from Saturday. (20 LAPS) WILL EASTMAN 2)Aaron Bowes 3)Michael Burrows 4)Abbey Price 5)Jon Pepe 6)Kailee Dimorier 7)Kamdin Maby 8)Richie Hitzler
Next up The Xcel Chassis 600 modified tour will head to Jonestown Pa this Friday August 15th for their first appearance at Lindas speedway this Season. A favorite track of Abbeys ! More news below from Brett Deyo


Date: 8/10/2014 11:10:58 AM

News from Thunder Mountain Speedway

Media Contact: Brett Deyo – or 845.728.2781

For Immediate Release/Aug. 10, 2014

Upward Swing: Mike Clapperton Reaches High On Roller-Coaster Season, Wins Second Thunder Mountain Speedway Modified Feature Of 2014; Leet, Underwood, Green, Eastman, Morse, Sinsabaugh & Applebee Also Visit Victory Lane As 104 Cars Fill Pit Area

CENTER LISLE, NY – Mike Clapperton’s roller-coaster 2014 season took an upward swing on Saturday night at Thunder Mountain Speedway.

Clapperton, of Sidney, N.Y., won his second big-block/small-block Modified main – and first since May 31 – at the Center Lisle, N.Y., three-eighths-mile oval in an exciting 30-lap main event. The 52-year-old driver started from the pole, dropped back to third, and rode the outside lane back to the lead en route to a $1,200 payday for his self-owned No. M16 team.

A large crowd filled Thunder Mountain’s concrete grandstands with 104 race cars jamming the pit area.

“It’s been an up-and-down year for us,” Clapperton said. “We’ve been having trouble here the last month or so. That’s why we were starting on the pole. It’s good to race clean, side-by-side, like we did tonight.”

Clapperton led the opening six laps of the main before Billy Spoonhower, who started fourth, powered off the top groove on a double-file restart to take command. Modified rookie Chris Stull followed into second.

The lead trio remained in tight formation, lap after lap, with Spoonhower occupying the middle lane, Stull working down low, and Clapperton rim-riding.

At lap 15, the top-three drivers fanned out three-wide at the exit of turn two. Stull emerged with the top spot and Clapperton relegated Spoonhower to third. Point leader Brent Wilcox, who started eighth, closed in as he broke free from traffic.

Working the high lane, Clapperton edged ahead of Stull on the 18th lap. However, running wheel-to-wheel, Clapperton didn’t gain sole possession of the top spot until the 25th lap.

“Once I got heat in the tires and found bite up high, we got rolling really good,” Clapperton said.

Stull, of Cortland, N.Y., registered a season-best runner-up finish, followed by Binghamton, N.Y.’s Wilcox. Spoonhower, of Berkshire, N.Y., settled for fourth and seventh-starter Brian Malcolm of Lake Ariel, Pa., completed the front five.

Eric Leet won his second 20-lap Sportsman main of the season in impressive fashion for a $700 payday. The Marathon, N.Y., driver started fifth and worked the extreme inside lane en route to the front. Leet cleared point leader Billy Spoonhower at the halfway mark and was never headed.

Spoonhower, who led laps 3-9, settled for second. Brothers Chris and Kevin Jordan and rookie Geordie Decker completed the front five.

Joshua Underwood of Berkshire, N.Y., capitalized on a late-race tangle involving the leaders and drove to his first-ever win in the 12-lap Rookie Sportsman main event.

Butch Green of Newark Valley, N.Y., picked up the ride in the second Steven Deinhardt No. 73 Street Stock and parked it in Victory Lane following the 20-lap main. He earned $500 courtesy of Shadow Landd Auto Body. Green started eighth and took over the lead on lap five with an inside pass on Daryl Krebs.

Green survived a final yellow on lap 17 to hold off his teammate, point leader Deinhardt, who started 15th. Jonathan Carpenter, driving his own No. J12, finished third, followed by Krebs and Tom Savercool.

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Racing Saturday Night August 8, 2014

The X-cel 600 Modified tour will be traveling to Upstate NY this Saturday night. Abbey Price and the 9a Race Team will tow to the 3/8 Mile Dirt Oval. Due to recent rain outs the schedule has been turned upside down on the tour racers. The extra week has given Chip time to go over the car again and make sure, it is race ready for Saturday night action. (word has it.. the car looks spiffy ;> )

Abbey is looking to move up in points. This week the 9a race team is ready to charge to the front. However the top X-cel 600 Modified teams will be on hand to challegne for a Win this Saturday on the clay oval. Led By Richie Hitzler, Arron Bowes, Jonathan Pepe and other tour regulars. The X-cel 600 Modifieds are going to put on a show. Mark your Calendar and get there early ! You will not want to miss any of the on track racing action. More Details Below

With Five Mile Point Speedway dark on Saturday (Aug. 9), regulars from the speedway will receive a FREE pit admission for the driver this Saturday at Thunder Mountain Speedway. In addition, a $100 newcomer bonus has been posted for the Modifieds, with $50 bonuses for the Sportsman and Street Stock divisions for first-time participants.

Saturday’s program includes Modifieds, Sportsman, Rookie Sportsman, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Four Cylinders, plus the Midstate Vintage Stock Cars and the XCel 600 Modifieds. The IMCA-style Modifieds and Empire Sport Trucks have the night off.

Race time is 7 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Adult grandstand admission is $10 and pit admission is $30, with no license required. Visit or Call (607) 849-7899
for Race day information (Driving Directions below)


From the South

Take Interstate 81 Exit 8 (Whitney Point/Lisle)

Turn right on Route 26 (for .5 miles)

Turn left at the stoplight onto Route 11 North

Follow 11 North through Whitney Point (for 2.3 miles)

Stay straight onto Route 79 West

Follow Route 79 West through Lisle and into Center Lisle (approximately 3 miles)

Turn right onto Hunts Corners road (just past white church, you will see Thunder Mountain sign)

Follow Hunts Corners Road for less than a mile. Track is on the left. Start the climb!

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Lincoln Results

Abbey Price and the 9a Racing team would tow out to the Lincoln Speedway for the big Saturday night Special. The 410 Sprint Cars race here weekly and home to the top sprint car talent every Saturday night. Names like Paxton, Smith, Hodnett, Snellbaker, Opperman and more have ran this track through out the years. Add in the World of Outlaws such as Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Doug Wolfgang and other stars have all race at the Lincoln Speedway.

As the 9a team took the X-cel 600 Dirt Modified out for practice in the tour race Abbey was fast out of the box. The car was set up to run the first heat race. In an incredible start Abbey was able to take the car 3 wide in the heat race and jump out in front. The young talent was able to keep running strong and qualify for the main event. After the feature a few minor chassis adjustments were made as the racer was set up for the main event. Abbey is set to go racing and having a great night. In the feature the track had changed and the setup was not right. The green flew and Abbey was passed by the freight train of hungry racers seeking fame on the Famous Dirt oval. A tight race in the heat was now loose and Abbey went from 8th to 17th place. Not one to give up Abbey adjusted her driving style as the car slowly tightened up as the race wore on. Abbey drove the car up to 12th place. The night came to an end and Abbey is looking for revenge at the Lincoln Speedway. Abbey would like to Thank her sponsors David Ragan Ford
• Ken and David Ragan• Don’s Racing Websites• Hat Creek Retrievers• N&P-P Co.• Huntington Oil Company• Joel Renner Power Washing• Signature Structures LLC• D C Helms Inc.• Dr. Kathleen Fallon-Kline. Auto Craft Collision Service. For making the night possible.

Lincoln update -quoting track FB Page
“Nazareth’s Aaron Bowes took the $3,000 top prize in the highest-paying Xcel Chassis 600 Modified Tour event ever held over the 10-year history of the division. It was Bowes’ four straight Tour win.

Because he won the last event, Bowes was forced to start ninth in the event. He proceeded to pass a car a lap to take the lead from polesitter and race-long leader Ian Williamson on the ninth lap. Bowes led the rest of the way, crossing a half-second in front of Richie Hitzler, with Jonathan Pepe, Cody Coons, and 15th-starting Jason Dunkleberger rounding out the top five.

Heats for the 35 600 Modifieds were won by Abbey Price, Bowes, Hitzler, and Jonathon Pepe, with Kyle Fallis winning the consolation.
Final run down

Feature (20 Laps) – 1. 64-Allen Bowes ($3,000); 2. 9-Richie Hitzler; 3. 17-Jonathon Pepe; 4. X-Cody Coons; 5. 6-Jason Dunkleberger; 6. 27-Josh Pepe; 7. 56K-Kamdin Maby; 8. 10-Ian Williamson; 9. 08V-Rich Savage; 10. D31-Drew Fallis; 11. 14N-Nathan Brinker; 12. 9A-Abbey Price; 13. 00-Jordyn Mohr; 14. 127-Korey Inglin; 15. 08-Jonathon Josko; 16. 24B-Daulton Bigler; 17. 88-Ryan Higgs; 18. 55-Michael Burrows; 19. 666-Ryan Mohr; 20. 27D-Lester Dise (DNF); 21. 02-Chris Eckert (DNF); 22. T31-Kyle Fallis (DNF); 23. 43-Brian Mady (DNF); DNS – 43X-Nick Mady. No Time

Lap Leaders – Ian Williamson (1-8), Allen Bowes (9-20)

1st Heat (8 Laps) – 1. 9A-Abbey Price; 2. X-Cody Coons; 3. 08V-Tim Van Horn, Jr.; 4. 02-Chris Eckert; 5. 27D-Lester Dise; 6. 54D-Dakota Barlet; 7. 29-Mark Howanitz; 8. 78-Mark Grey; DNS – 12-Brad Smith. Time – 2:30.28

2nd Heat (8 Laps) – 1. 64-Aaron Bowes; 2. 56K-Kamdin Maby; 3. 43-Brian Mady; 4. 10-Ian Williamson; 5. 24B-Daulton Bigler; 6. 62-Shawna Schibilia; 7. 84-Joe Carter; 8. 14B-Barry Stufflet; 9. 53-(DNF); DNS – 119-Scott Washburn. No Time

3rd Heat (8 Laps) – 1. 9-Richie Hitzler; 2. D31-Drew Fallis; 3. 88-Ryan Higgins; 4. 55-Michael Burrows; 5. 43X-Nick Mady; 6. 77-Kyle Inglin; 7. 14N-Nathan Brinker (DNF); 8. 08-Jonathan Josko (DNF). No Time

4th Heat (8 Laps) – 1. 17-Jonathan Pepe; 2. 27-Josh Pepe; 3. 127-Koery Inglin; 4. 6-Jason Dunkleberger; 5. T31-Kyle Fallis; 6. 666-Ryan Mohr; 7. 00-Jordyn Mohr; 8. 57-Barry Breidegan. No Time

Consolation (10 Laps) – 1. 31; 2. 666; 3. 14N; 4. 00; 5. 43X; 6. 27; 7. 24B; 8. 08; 9. 77; 10. 84; 11. 29; 12. 62; 13. 78; 14. 54(DNF); 15. 57(DNF); DNS – 14B, 12, 119, 53. No Time
” Thank you Lincoln Speedway for the full run down and results ! Also congratulations to Arron Bowes on the win !!

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” From Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc.”

OAKS, PA July 23, 2014 . . . The Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2015 fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels and Distributed by Insinger Performance Race Car and Trade Show will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Friday, January 23 thru Sunday, January, 25th.

“It seems just like yesterday when we kicked off this show,” said show producer Len Sammons who has confirmed the events traditional date once again at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA.

“The first Motorsports show took place just up the road in Valley Forge,” Sammons recalled. “The 30 years went fast and wow has the show grown. We are planning a big three day celebration, a party for our 2015 event. We are very excited to have Pioneer, Sunoco, Insinger and Miller Beer all return to be part of what we feel will be one of the biggest show we have ever produced.”

All exhibitors from the 2014 edition of the show should have already received the new show brochure which reflects an exciting new floor plan that offers expanded space and a new design that will offer more room for interactive displays. The stage has been moved out of D-Hall into its own room. Other changes have been made to create a more consistent traffic flow throughout the main exhibit area.

The 2014 exhibitors have until July 31, 2014 to reserve the same display space or even increase their space for Motorsports 2015. Space reservations for past exhibitors must include a 25% deposit with the booth order. Past exhibitors that have had their past booth location impacted by the new floor layout or would like to change their display location should be in touch with Tim Hogue as soon as possible so that every effort can be made to accommodate that request.

After August 1st all space not reserved will be open to all.

“We are in the process of putting together some exciting plans for the 30th Anniversary,” said Sammons. “We will be making many announcements regarding plans for the show in the future.”

For those who have not been exhibitors or have missed a year or two the beautiful new show brochure is available along with a show floor plan by contacting Danny Sammons or Tim Hogue at 609.888.3618. They can also be reached at or

The very classy Crowne Plaza Valley Forge will serve as the host hotel and will again offer a discounted rate of $89 per night (plus taxes). The hotel is located just 7.5 miles from the Expo Center and is within walking distance of the popular King of Prussia Mall, the nation’s second largest retail complex with over 350 stores and close to 100 restaurants.

Again, for the 30th Anniversary, the Saturday night post show will continue and will be held in one of the large ballrooms at the hotel with music by DJ Sound and Lighting and bar specials from show sponsor Miller Lite. ”

For information on the show check in at

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Racing at Lincoln Saturday July 26, 2014

Abbey and the 9a race team will be “Racing this Saturday” at Lincoln Speedway (web site link at bottom of page) Abbey and the X-cel 600 Modified Tour will be on hand for a major paying event, as they take on the PA Posse. Billy Pauch Jr and other Sprint Car Superstars will make there first start in the 600′s. Abbey Price, and the Tour Regulers will look to keep the Posse in Check. Come on out to the Lincoln Speedway this Saturday. Located in Abbott PA to watch the races on the fast 3/8 Mile clay oval.
Sat., July 26, 2014 (7:30 PM)
410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and 600 Modifieds
| Adults $14 | Pits $25 | Students w/Student ID (ages 12 to 17) $8 |
| 6-11 yrs. old $2 | under 6 yrs old Free |
Gates open at 5:30 PM Top 10 in Points


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Penn Can & Five Mile Point updates.

Saturday night the 3 day race weekend continued. After a great finish on Friday the 9a team towed to Five Mile Point and than to the Small Car Nationals on Sunday at Penn Can. At the Five Mile Point Speedway the X-cel 600 chasis modified hit the track running. Abbey Price would pilot the the Dirt racer to a heat race victory in the qualifier. Bad luck would bite the potent racer as Abbey caught a wheel and bent the front Axle. With no time to fix the car Abbey drove the crippled racer off the track. The weekend was not a loss! A new Axle was installed to race the next night.

Over at the Penn Can Speedway Abbey would qualify against a strong field of tour racers on the Dirt Oval. The competition was tough but Abbey was fast and moving forward She finished in 5th Place her best run in 2014.

Friday news at Penn Can: The results were posted on X-cel board. This is part of an article from the X-cel message board Quoting the  article ” Coming thru the pack, Abbey Price had her machine running the top and bottom from a 16th spot to a firm hold on 6th by lap 13.” Price would lose two spots due to the car just getting to tight.” A lap 18 caution could have been a game change. Price would cross the line in 7th earning her hard charger of the race. “

Finsh for the Weekend

7th Friday

Heat Race win – Saturday

5th Place Small Car Nationals – Friday

Next up Lincoln Speedway – Watch out Abbey is getting into her Summer Peak and the racer is running red hot !!!

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Saturday July 19,2014 Racing News

Abbey and the 9a race team towed to Penn Can last night. Abbey started in 16th place in the feature out of 24 cars on the starting grid. Running the race Abbey moved up to 7th place and had a nice top 10 Finish in the X-cel 600 Dirt Modified tour race. Tonight Abbey will be at the 1/4 mile Five Mile Point Speedway racing the dirt oval. To night is a tune up for tomorrows tour race at the Penn Can Speedway. In other news tonight at Grandview the Dirt Modifieds, Sportsman and Late Models race on the 1/3 Mile High Banks. Over in NJ Bridgeport and Wall Stadium have regular shows. The USAC midget is nearing completion and any sponsors are welcome to jump in on the action!

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Five Mile Point results July 6 , 2014

Last night at the Five Mile Point Speedway the 9a race team showed up at the 1/4 mile clay oval. The repairs to the Ken Ragen, corner by corner landscaping racer were not completed. Instead Abbey Price would start out with Richie Hitzler’s (the current points leader) back up car. The back up car features a completely different set up package than what Abbey is use to driving.

In the heat race against the X-cel 600 Modified Chassis Tour regulars Abbey would qualify directly for the Main Event with a 5th place finish. She spent a few laps getting comfortable in the racer. In the main event Abbey would start the feature against the tough competition. The green flew and the cars started before the first yellow came out. The racers re-aligned and again the green was thrown. In another pile up several cars exited the race. The borrowed car had also received a bent rub rail in the feature as the racing continued through the night. Abbey was running in the 7th spot late in the race and looped the car going into the corner. Re-starting in the rear of the field Abbey would not be denied a top 10 finish. The green flew again the chauffer past a few cars to end up 9th at the checkered flag while still looking to catch more cars !

Thanks go out to Richie Hitzler for the back up car and Doug Borger for arranging the ride. The motor and set up will be change to the 9a racer for next weekends race at Shippensburg 100 lapper.

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July 5, 2014 Racing News

Abbey Price and the 9a Race team are in Upstate New York to race at the Five Mile Point Speedway. This is day two of the Holiday Racing Weekend. The tough 1/4 Mile Dirt Track has a full card tonight with the X-Cel Chassis 600 Modified Tour on hand. The 9a race car is currently under going a motor swap.

Last night at the Penn Can Speedway a mechanical problem cropped up out of nowhere. Abbey ran warms up and the 600 Modified  was down on power. She started the heat race but when the green came out Abbey had no power and ended up parking the racer for the night. The motor is being swapped during the day and the 9a Race team will be running tonight. Starting time and track info below.
In other racing news the Late Models run a 40 lapper at Grandview Speedway tonight. The 9a team will be cheering for Joe ” The Geezer” Fanelli to win tonight ! The Abbey Price midget is being prepared and is scheduled to race some time in early August. Sponsorship is welcomed for the opening night event. Details to follow.

Sat. 7/5 Mods, SM, SS, IMCA, LC, 600 c.c. Mods Tour, Factory Stocks, Figure 8’s. Starting time – 6:00 p.m.

phone: 607-775-5555


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