The Griffin brothers have been inducted into the Ben Cannes Hall of Fame

June 24 – Brothers and veterans Bernie and Gary Griffin are part of the 2022 class being entered during Hall of Fame Night on Friday at Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna.

It’s exciting,” said Bernie, 73, of Bakeville. “We were both recruited at the same time, I never imagined this would happen. Going with my brother is really cool.”

Bernie started racing when he was aged 13 and stopped competing full time in 2005 even though he did run quite a few races from 2007-11. He’s got his share of features.

Other tracks besides Ben Kahn where he raced include Moc-A-Tek Speedway in Lakeville, Herb Harvey Speedway near Tunkhannock and Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, New York, as well as many other routes outside the area.

Before he got into dirt cars, he spent 4-5 years drag racing at the Pocono Drag Lodge in Bear Creek Twp.

Meanwhile, Gary, 69, of Archbald, started racing periodically in 1976, then did so full-time from 1980 through 2011 in a modification except last year when he raced Little Models in Ben Cannes. He has also competed in Moc-A-Tek and Five Mile Point races and is estimated to have won “about 35 to 40 advantages,” including the Heath Memorial at Five Mile Point in 2005. He also won track championships at Moc-A-Tek in 1988, 1989 and 1992.

“I enjoyed the races and kind of miss them,” Gary said. “I don’t go to the races because you get there and you watch and you say, shoot, I can still be there. Except now it’s way too expensive.

“But we had a good run, my brother and I both. It’s great to go to the Hall of Fame together. It’s great.”

Other recruits for the 2022 class include father-and-son synonyms from Buzz, Pete Gulick from New Milford, and Willard and Butch Dibble. Harry Marvin Jr of Great Bend, son of former track promoter Harry Marvin Sr. and winner of 54 films and six championships, joins his father in the Hall of Fame.

George Kostylansky of Susquehanna has received the Promoters Choice Award for his long and distinguished career. Lisa Barton, Doug and Sue Arthur, all of Susquehanna, were honored for their service and dedication to the track.

Sprint Speed ​​Week

Friday begins the 32nd annual Pennsylvania Sprint Car Sprint Week. Ten consecutive nights of 410 Sprint Cars racing begin at tracks in central and southeastern Pennsylvania at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, then visit the Lincoln Sprayway in Abbotstown on Saturday and Monday with BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven sandwiched between Sundays.

Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville is the site of a race on Tuesday, followed by Port Royal Speedway on Wednesday, Hagerstown Speedway right across the border in Maryland on Thursday, back to Williams Grove on July 1 and Port Royal on July 2 before finishing at Selinsgrove Speedway on July 3.

Danny Dietrich of Gettysburg is the Defender of the Speed ​​Week title. Current NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson was the 2020 winner.

fast tracks

Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, New York, runs Saturday at 7:15 p.m. It’s Pogo Night. Fans who purchase a general admission ticket to the grandstand will receive one of equal or less value for free. … Hamlin Speedway is not busy on Saturdays. …at the Evergreen racetrack outside of Drums, Lake teenager Ariel Kenzie Adams won the 25-lap four-cylinder advantage. Then at Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton, Kenzie finished 10th in the 25-lap Hobby Stock advantage while her brother Mika finished 5th. … Scranton’s Bobby Traber Jr. finished fifth in a modified advantage 30 laps at Grandview Speedway. …at the Utica Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York, Alex Jankowski of Covington Tweep. She placed sixth on the 30-lap adjusted advantage. Harding Jordan Thomas was fifth on the 25-lap Patriot Sprint Tour. …the next event for the Patriots Sprint Tour is the 18th Annual Memorial to Earl of Halquist on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Fonda Speedway in Fonda, New York. After three races, Thomas is second in the standings with 420 points, 20 points behind Davey Franek of Sussex, New Jersey. … in the modified advantage of 30 laps at Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Eddie Strada of Southern Canaan finished third, Dixon’s Nick Roczynski finished seventh, and Dan Heinlein of Ariel Lake finished eighth. …Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, won the USAC Eastern Storm event at the Bloomsburg Fair Raceway. However, he lost five points of the title in the five-race series, 352-347, to Logan Sevi of Sutter, California. Sefi finished third in Bloomsburg.

Local track results June 18-21

Five mile speed

Kirkwood, New York

June 21 results

MIKE COLSTEN MEMBERED MODIFIED (51 Laps) – Nick Rockinski, Justin Holland, Danny Johnson, Brett Tonkin, Rusty Smith, Frank Yankowski, Dillon Steuer, Brian Puckett, Frank Cozze, Tommy Collins, Dan Creeden, Dan Vauter, Alex Yankowski, Randy Fox , BJ Fox, BJ Goodwin, Mark Goodwin, Joey Colston, Jerry Higby, Danny Tyler, Pat Ward, Brian Malcolm, Glenn Knapp, Billy Boyd, Sean Walker, Ken Titus.

Great Crate Sportsman (25 laps) – Doug Snyder, Dale Welty, Gordon Smith, Gary Smith, Josh Landers, Brian Calabrese, Brandon Edgar, Seth Zacharias, Brian Malcolm, Doug Smith, Blaine Klinger, Evan Nugent, Justin Slezak, Mike Nagel Jr. . , Jeremy Hamilton, Rich Talada, Marty Goodwin, Mackenzie Marsh, Adam Gilbert, Brad Weaver. DNS – Eric Winsor.

GRIT 600cc modified (20 laps) – Jared Green, Dylan Robinson, Chase Scott, Matt Cole, Ali Scott, Larry Foreman, Andy Pauls, Dustin Jones, CJ Gotchum, Josh Towner, Brian Root, Samantha Jordan. DNS – Nolan Smith. Dairy Queen Jeremy Williams.

FWD FOUR CYLINDER EXPERT (20 laps) – Tim Vandemark, Justin Pope, Cory Valbe, Kenny Underwood, Tony Fritsu, Shawn Mills, Mike Jenks, Dave Sims, Bruce Ellenberg, John Maynard, Sean Lynch, Chris Weser, Rich Wagner, Cameron Richenbow , Ron Wheeler, Jeff Hayes, Scott Petsch, Dakota Fuller, Jason Colwell, Brian Salmini, Randy Lane, Josh Wilder.

Hamlin speed

June 18 results

small slingshot (20 turns) – Braxton Dembek; Brayden Traver Chasing Zimmer Christopher Teitel Riley Ike Jacoby Thompson Marisa Lord Logan Mears Rihanna Davis David Lotte Griffin Hendershot Dylan Hahn Garrett Chilot Brayden Granger Trevor Houghton

ALL-STAR SLINGSHOTS (20 laps) – ANDREW TURBINE; James Hendrix Lydia Novaro Chasing Zimmer Brad Crandall Brian Breville Matt Frost Cole Perez Mike Labecke Nate Fred Paul Ennis Brent Shantz Derek DeSilva Chasing Bexler Stephen Innes Cole Armstrong Jayden Gaskins John Schantz

XCEL 600 MODIFIEDS (20 rolls) – Kaden Ayre; Brandon Granner Tim Bauer Thomas Nettleship John Eyre John Martinsky Olivia Schmeltzer Aubrey Eyre

ROOKIE 600 SPRINTS (20 laps) – Jordan Nonnemacher; Kate Matern AJ Wright Sony Tate Connor Mirabelli Adam Sadlon John Oliver John Martinsky

WINGLESS 600 SPRINTS (20 laps) – Jordan Title; Morgan Rochelle Joseph J Smith Cody Powell Hunter Metzgar Brandon Nicholas Jordan Nonmacher AJ Wright Matt Brown Tony Barlanti John Oliver

MODIFIED STAGE ONE TOP DOG (20 laps) – Johnny Fogello; Gavin Krupp; Mark Mohr Mertz; Samantha Maguire

FIVE MILE POINT SPEEDWAY Kirkwood, NY June 21

MIKE COLSTEN MEMBERED MODIFIED (51 Laps) – Nick Rockinski, Justin Holland, Danny Johnson, Brett Tonkin, Rusty Smith, Frank Yankowski, Dillon Steuer, Brian Puckett, Frank Cozze, Tommy Collins, Dan Creeden, Dan Vauter, Alex Yankowski, Randy Fox , BJ Fox, BJ Goodwin, Mark Goodwin, Joey Colston, Jerry Higby, Danny Tyler, Pat Ward, Brian Malcolm, Glenn Knapp, Billy Boyd, Sean Walker, Ken Titus.

Great Crate Sportsman (25 laps) – Doug Snyder, Dale Welty, Gordon Smith, Gary Smith, Josh Landers, Brian Calabrese, Brandon Edgar, Seth Zacharias, Brian Malcolm, Doug Smith, Blaine Klinger, Evan Nugent, Justin Slezak, Mike Nagel Jr. . , Jeremy Hamilton, Rich Talada, Marty Goodwin, Mackenzie Marsh, Adam Gilbert, Brad Weaver. DNS – Eric Winsor.

GRIT 600cc modified (20 laps) – Jared Green, Dylan Robinson, Chase Scott, Matt Cole, Ali Scott, Larry Foreman, Andy Pauls, Dustin Jones, CJ Gotchum, Josh Towner, Brian Root, Samantha Jordan. DNS – Nolan Smith. Dairy Queen Jeremy Williams.

FWD FOUR CYLINDER EXPERT (20 laps) – Tim Vandemark, Justin Pope, Cory Valbe, Kenny Underwood, Tony Fritsu, Shawn Mills, Mike Jenks, Dave Sims, Bruce Ellenberg, John Maynard, Sean Lynch, Chris Weser, Rich Wagner, Cameron Richenbow , Ron Wheeler, Jeff Hayes, Scott Petsch, Dakota Fuller, Jason Colwell, Brian Salmini, Randy Lane, Josh Wilder.

Hamlin Speedway June 18

small slingshot (20 turns) – Braxton Dembek; Brayden Traver Chasing Zimmer Christopher Teitel Riley Ike Jacoby Thompson Marisa Lord Logan Mears Rihanna Davis David Lotte Griffin Hendershot Dylan Hahn Garrett Chilott Brayden Granger Trevor Houghton.

ALL-STAR SLINGSHOTS (20 laps) – ANDREW TURBINE; James Hendrix Lydia Novaro Chasing Zimmer Brad Crandall Brian Breville Matt Frost Cole Perez Mike Labecke Nate Fred Paul Ennis Brent Shantz Derek DeSilva Chasing Bexler Stephen Innes Cole Armstrong Jayden Gaskins John Schantz.

XCEL 600 MODIFIEDS (20 rolls) – Kaden Ayre; Brandon Granner Tim Bauer Thomas Nettleship John Eyre John Martinsky Olivia Schmeltzer Aubrey Eyre.

ROOKIE 600 SPRINTS (20 laps) – Jordan Nonnemacher; Kate Matern AJ Wright Sony Tate Connor Mirabelli Adam Sadlon John Oliver John Martinsky.

WINGLESS 600 SPRINTS (20 laps) – Jordan Title; Morgan Rochelle Joseph J. Smith Cody Powell Hunter Metzgar Brandon Nicholas Jordan Nonmacher AJ Wright Matt Brown Tony Barlanti John Oliver.

MODIFIED STAGE ONE TOP DOG (20 laps) – Johnny Fogello; Gavin Krupp; Mark Mohr Mertz; Samantha Maguire.

SCOTT WALSH covers motorsports for the Times-Tribune. Contact him at swalsh@timesshamrock.com; 570348-9100 ext. 5109; And follow him @swalshTT on Twitter.

SCOTT WALSH covers motorsports for the Times-Tribune. Contact him at swalsh@timesshamrock.com; 570348-9100 ext. 5109; And follow him @swalshTT on Twitter.

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