Updates coming soon for the 2021 season
Who’s ready for the racing season to get started?
We are going to do a drawing. If you get your registration in and paid before March 27 you will be put in a drawing to either win a front tire, rear tire or a new raceceiver (your choice).
Remember: All registration forms must be notarized. You can find the forms on the web site.
Just a reminder - all stock motors must have the new seals this year. Contact Alan Darby 724-877-4682, Rick Dye 330-883-6331 or Dan at DBY 724-859-8341 to get them sealed. The seals are different and tamper proof.
If you have any questions lease contact us.
The 2021 YGJS touring series schedule is out (tentative to change).
The new rules have been posted along with the 2021 registration form. Please note some of the changes:
· All minor release forms MUST be signed and notarized by BOTH parents or legal guardians (NO EXCEPTIONS unless there is only one legal guardian or one parent). These forms can be printed right from the website.
· Fuel injection has been added to the open class. We are still working with the parents that are trying this option to make it safe for everyone. Additional safety rules will be added for this option.
Head and neck restraint system is mandatory this year. NO neck rolls.
· Blanket Hill Speedway is a YGJS sanctioned track for the 2021 season. Anyone running there weekly must be a registered YGJS member.
· This year there will be a touring championship and a weekly championship. You may register for one or both. The touring championship points only come from the touring races. The weekly championship points come from any of the races (touring races or racing weekly at Blanket Hill Speedway) as long as you are registered for both. How this works: If you plan on running at Blanket Hill Speedway only – then you may only want to sign for the weekly championship. Those that are touring may want to register for both. If you register for only touring championship – you will only get points at the touring races. If you register for both weekly and touring you will get points in both the weekly and touring. This way if there’s not a touring race scheduled and you decide to go to Blanket Hill you are already registered and getting points in the weekly championship. For the touring championship only your highest 14 races will determine your final points and the weekly will be based of the highest 15 races. In the event that there are several rainout days, the points will be adjusted accordingly depending on the amount of races completed.
There will be a couple races announced that will be touring and weekly race points (example – Little Guy Nationals at Mercer). We will release which races these are in the upcoming weeks.
· Touring series – at all tracks except for Blanket Hill, you will still get your 2 pit passes. There will be a $10 entry fee paid to the YGJS at each touring race that will go into a points fund to be paid out at the end of the year to all registered touring members (amount paid to each driver depends on finishing total touring points). When the touring series goes to Blanket Hill everyone must pay the pit pass fee but the track is also paying out to the drivers. Each driver has the option to take a second pill draw for $5, however, you must use the second pill number you draw. This money also goes into the touring points fund. This was in the rules last year but wanted to make sure everyone knows that it stayed for this year - If a driver wins two (2) consecutive features that driver must start last in their next qualified feature.
· Both stock and open class weight this year is 500 pounds.
· Stock Class – the new seals are in. The seals this year are different and must be on your motor. These are the seals that will be used from here on out. There will be a fee to have the new seals put on your motor and this is to cover the cost of the seals and for the tech person putting them on. Please call or text Alan Darby at 724-877-4682, Rick Dye at 330-883-6331 or Dan at DBY 724-859-8341 to get your motors resealed.
$40 to just put on new seals.
$90 plus the cost of the coil to seal a new motor.
If you choose to have your motor refreshened, contact any of the techs for pricing.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or text me. 724-730-3728 - Sherrie
Blanket Hill Speedway is now a YGJS sanctioned track. Anyone that runs there must be a YGJS registered member and follow the YGJS rules.
January 17, 2021 - There are some new rule and registration changes for the upcoming 2021 season. First, all stock engines must get the new YGJS seals on the their engines. These new seals should be here with in the next couple weeks. We will keep you posted on them and where to take the motors. Second, All "Minor" membership forms must be notarized for the 2021 season (NO EXCEPTIONS). You CANNOT race without it being notarized. You can print the form off line, fill it out and take it to the notary. Third, there will be 2 registration fees this year. You may choose both or just one. There will be a weekly championship registration and a touring registration. You may choose to register for just one or both. If you are touring and register for both, your touring points will also go into the weekly championship for those points. Any questions on this please call.
ATTENTION ALL JR SPRINTS!! Here is the news that everyone has been waiting for. As you all know, we have a 2-day event at Blanket Hill Speedway September 26-27. This will be our 1st Annual Young Guns Jr Sprints “CASH BASH DAYS”. This will be a weekend you will not want to miss.
Saturday, September 26 will be a regular scheduled 25 lap race per class with money payouts. There will be FREE camping and a bonfire following the races. Please make sure to bring your AMERICAN flags that were handed out to you several weeks ago.
Sunday, September 27 will be an action-packed filled day. Gates open at 11:00 with a picnic at 1:00 (bring your favorite covered dish). Blanket Hill Speedway is providing the hamburgers, hot dogs and buns. The action will then begin at 2:30. We will start with safety checks on all cars and drivers (must be able to exit your car on your own and all safety equipment up to date – NO EXCEPTIONS). We will then go into hot laps followed by qualifying for the heats. Next, we will do 10 lap heats followed by dashes for each class. Next up will be the “King Of The Hill”. And lastly, we will have 2 amazing 50 lap features with a twist to them (bet the suspense is just killing you)!!
All events have CASH up for grabs. All I can say right now is that the total purse for this event is extremely high. The announcement of the total purse money will be announced soon.
All cars are subject to pre tech inspections. You must be Young Guns Jr Sprints legal to run this race. All rules can be found on our web site at www.ygjs2018.com . The top 3 in the feature races will be post teched (which may include removal of motors and sent for tech). Must meet weight (500 stock, 550 open).
Any questions concerning this event or if there is anyone that would like to help sponsor this event can message or call us.
Nice write up by Steven Curry from Hummingbird Speedway: also, Mason McAndrew broke the stock class record and Sam Darby broke the open class record (which was his own record) and is still faster than the 4-cylinders. Great job guys.
Ferree Wins Spider Barnett Memorial At Hummingbird Speedway
For Immediate Release
Saturday, September 12th, 2020
By: Steven Curry - Race Reporter
Reynoldsville- A very special night of racing closed out the 2020 season at Hummingbird Speedway Saturday night with the running of the Spider Barnett Memorial. Spider was a legendary Hummingbird driver who passed away earlier this year. The night started off with special parade laps led by Jeremy Ohl, who was driving a tribute car in honor of Spider Barnett. His car contained an urn that had Spider's ashes in it for the parade laps. Ohl was joined on track by other Battle Chassis cars from both the Super and Semi Late Model divisions. The BWP Bats Super Late Models competed in a 40-lap, $4,000+/win, $300/start race to headline the evening. Also, the Swanson Heavy Duty Truck Repair Semi Late Models did battle in a 25-lap, $1,000+/win special. The Young Guns Jr Sprints joined us for the final time this season with Mason McAndrew taking the checkers in the Stock Class and Sam Darby picking up the win in the Open Class. Alex Ferree claimed the big payday in the Spider Barnett Memorial while Rich Wicker took home the big check in the Semi Late special. Ferree led green to checkers and took home the $4,000 big check, $1,100 in lap money, and $400 from winning the Sub Hub Dash for Cash for a $5,500 payday. The Sunny 106.5 FM Pure Stocks, Cypress Clock & Gift Shop Street Stocks, and Lockwood Processing Four-Cylinders were also on the card with Tim Steis, Brandon Connor, and Blake Joiner winning in their respective divisions. As noted earlier, Ferree was victorious in a special Dash for Cash event sponsored by The Sub Hub of Reynoldsville.
The Young Guns Jr Sprints - Stock Class kicked off the night's feature racing action with Garrett Davenport and Cale Schwartzmiller leading the field to the green flag for their 10-lap feature. A caution on the opening lap of the race set up the first restart. On the restart, it was Schwartzmiller out to the lead over Davenport and Grady Rinehart as the first lap was completed. On lap 5, Mason McAndrew worked his way around Rinehart to move into third behind the leaders as the race reached its halfway mark. Then, on lap 6, McAndrew got past Davenport to move into the second position behind Schwartzmiller. On lap 7, a caution for an incident involving Davenport forced him to retire from the race. That made the top 3 be: Schwartzmiller, Rinehart, and McAndrew for the restart. McAndrew restarted third instead of second because he was docked a position for rough driving. On the ensuing restart, McAndrew got by both Rinehart and Schwartzmiller to take the lead as the field came around to get the two-to-go signal. On lap 9, Rinehart used the highside to his advantage to work past Schwartzmiller to move into the second spot. Then, on the final lap, Adam Presnar got around Schwartzmiller to take the third position. McAndrew extended his lead over the field in the last couple of laps on his way to picking up the win. McAndrew was followed by: 2) Grady Rinehart 3) Adam Presnar 4) Cale Schwartzmiller 5) Brayden Beatty 6) David Coley 7) Logan Jackson 😎 Garrett Davenport. McAndrew won the heat race.
Sam Darby and Kalen Jackson led the Young Guns Jr Sprints - Open Class trackside for their 10-lap feature event. Sam Darby jumped out to the lead on the initial start as both Colten McAndrew and Evan Darby passed Jackson to move into second and third respectively. On lap 3, Evan Darby used the low line to his advantage to work his way by McAndrew for the second spot behind his brother. Sam Darby held a fairly big lead over the field as the race crossed its halfway point. Sam Darby maintained the lead over the field the rest of the way enroute to capturing the checkered flag. Darby was followed by: 2) Evan Darby 3) Colten McAndrew 4) Kalen Jackson. Sam Darby won the heat race.
Young Guns Jr Sprints - Stock Class
1st) #14 Mason McAndrew
2nd) #5 Grady Rinehart
3rd) #23 Adam Presnar
4th) #14 Cale Schwartzmiller
5th) #B4 Brayden Beatty
6th) #4 David Coley
7th) #95 Logan Jackson
8th) #8G Garrett Davenport DNF
Young Guns Jr Sprints - Open Class
1st) #8 Sam Darby
2nd) #6 Evan Darby
3rd) #24 Colten McAndrew
4th) #789 Kalen Jackson
What an action-packed filled weekend the Young Guns Jr Sprints had. The weekend started off at Michaels Mercer Raceway Saturday night (8/29/20). The open class took to the track first where #31C Conner Metheney took the heat race win. As the open class went out for their feature race, Metheney started on the pole with #24 Colten McAndrew on the outside and #789 Kalen Jackson in 3rd. As the green flag dropped, Metheney quickly took the lead but could not hold off McAndrew for long. McAndrew took the lead coming out of turn 2 as Metheney and Jackson battled it out for 2nd place. Jackson took over 2nd place on lap 2 holding off Metheney until lap 5 while McAndrew held a strong 1stplace lead. McAndrew took the checkered flag followed by 2) Conner Metheney 3) Kalen Jackson.
Next to the track were the Young Guns Jr Sprints stock class where #14 Mason McAndrew won the heat race. McAndrew and Beatty led the field of 8 cars to the opening green flag of their feature. As the green flag dropped, Presnar (who started 6th) immediately challenged Davenport and Rinehart to take 3rdplace. By the end of lap 1, Davenport was leading with McAndrew, Presnar and Beatty right behind him. On lap 2 Rinehart too Beatty on the outside to take 4th place while Davenport and McAndrew were battling it out for first. On lap three, Rinehart was challenging Presnar for third place while McAndrew took the lead over Davenport at the flag stand. On the next lap Presnar was challenging Davenport for 2nd place while Beatty, Rinehart and Brannon went three wide trying to take over 4th position. Coming to the white flag, McAndrew was holding his lead while Rinehart took over 2nd place and Beatty took 3rd with Presnar was right behind challenging Davenport for 5thplace. Mason McAndrew took the checkered flag for his first ever feature win followed by 2) Grady Rinehart 3) Brayden Beatty 4) Adam Presnar 5) Natalie Brannon 6) Garrett Davenport 7) David Coley 8) Logan Jackson.
The next day the Young Guns Jr Sprints headed to Tri City (8/30/20) for another great night of racing. Mason McAndrew took the heat race win in the stock class while Conner Metheney took the heat race win in the open class.
Out first for their 10-lap features was the open class with McAndrew on the pole, Metheney on the outside and Boor starting 3rd. As the green flag was given all three cars were keeping pace. While coming into turn 4, Boor was challenging Metheney on the outside for 2nd place and caught the high side to spin out causing the first and only caution of the night. At the single file restart, McAndrew quickly took the lead leading all 10 laps to take the checkered flag. Coming in 2) Conner Metheney 3) Wesley Boor.
Next out onto the track for their 10-lap feature was the stock class. With McAndrew on the pole and Rinehart on the outside they come around to take the green flag. Rinehart quickly takes the lead for he first lap. On lap 2 McAndrew challenges Rinehart and takes the lead with Presnar, Brannon and Davenport battling it out for 3rd. On lap 3 Coley is up making his move on Brannon trying take over the 5th spot while McAndrew maintains his lead over Davenport. As they are crossing the line for lap 4 – Rinehart has now taken the second spot with Brannon right behind him. Laps 5-7 has McAndrews leading with Rinehart in 2nd and Davenport and Brannon still battling for 3rd. On lap 8 Davenport, Presnar, Brannon and Rinehart are fighting hard to take the 2nd place spot with Coley right on their tail. Lap 9 – Rinehart keeps his 2nd spot with Brannon in 2nd and Davenport and Presnar challenging one another for 5th. Taking the checkered flag was Mason McAndrew followed by 2) Grady Rinehart 3) Garrett Davenport 4) Adam Presnar 5) Natalie Brannon 6) David Coley 7) Brayden Beatty 8) Sam Boor 9) Cale Schwartzmiller.
What a great night of racing at Good’s Raceway. These kids never fail to put on an awesome show.
The night started with the Young Guns Jr Sprints stock class. Randy White took the heat 1 win with Garrett Davenport taking the win in heat 2. After the redraw, Randy White started on the pole position with Garrett Davenport on the outside, Adam Presnar starting 3rdand Mason McAndrew starting 4th.
As the green flag dropped for the 12-lap feature, White quickly took the lead with Davenport and Presnar close behind while Jackson and McAndrew were battling for 4th. Coming into turn four on the first lap Davenport took White on the inside to take over the lead. Davenport, White and Presnar battled it out for the first 6 laps. On lap 7 White regained the lead with Davenport in 2nd, Presnar in 3rd, Jackson close behind in 4thand Rinehart, McAndrew and Coley having a great battle for 5th. On lap 8, Jackson took Prenar on the inside to take over 3rdplace. Coming around on the back stretch on lap 10, Jackson and Davenport were battling it out for 2nd place. Jackson took Davenport on the inside in turn 3 to take over 2nd. As the checkered flag came out, White took the win. It was a great race to the finish where Jackson took 2nd, Davenport took 3rd and Presnar took 4th. The hard charger goes to Logan Jackson. This young man has struggled all season but made it happen tonight. He started 6thand made his way through traffic to finish 2nd.
Congratulations to our newest driver Landon Martin on a job well done.
Finishing Order – Stock Feature
85 – Randy White
95 – Logan Jackson
8G – Garrett Davenport
23 – Adam Presnar
14 – Mason McAndrew
5 – Grady Rinehart
4 – David Coley
41 – Blaine Schlechty
14 – Landon Martin
Out next were our Young Guns Jr Sprints open class. Want to talk about fast and furious, watch these kids. They just seem to go faster and faster every week.
Sam Darby took the win in the heat race.
Starting on the pole for the feature was Colten McAndrew with Kalen Jackson starting outside, Evan Darby starting 3rd and Sam Darby in 4th.
When the green flag dropped for their 12-lap feature, Sam Darby took the lead from Jackson on the outside. Darby continued to lead all 12 laps taking the checkered flag for the win. McAndrew and Jackson battled for 3rd and 4th while Evan Darby held a consistent 2nd place until he spun out on lap 9 making him start at the tail on the restart. At the single file restart, S Darby continued in the lead taking home the checkered flag with McAndrew in 2nd, Jackson in 3rd and E Darby taking home 4th.
Congratulations to all drivers on a great show and nice clean racing.
With June here and a few of the tracks starting up, we wanted to take a moment and update you from our Series perspective.
First and foremost we hope you and your family have stayed safe during this pandemic. With several races already canceled and still not a clear idea when things will get back to normal, we felt it was necessary to provide this update. This has obviously been a challenging situation for all of us. The worst part throughout this entire process has been the unknown. None of us from the Series, to the tracks, to you the racers have known when and how racing will resume. To complicate matters from our perspective, we are dealing with tracks located in different states- with each track having their own unique situations concerning the pandemic.
The COVID-19 crisis is something that we, nor any of the tracks, have ever experienced or could have planned for. The economic impact is far reaching for all concerned and won’t go away in the near future even if things start to get back to “normal” later this summer. This has obviously caused financial distress for the track promoters which results in a trickle-down effect for the Young Guns. We also know this pandemic has affected many of your own situations as well.
We have been in contact with many of the tracks and revised our schedule. For now, there will only be a touring schedule for this season. IF you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us.