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8 August 1999
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RAIN STOPS SELINSGROVE AUGUST 8;
BENDER LATE MODEL MEMORIAL AUGUST 15
SELINSGROVE, PA – Persistent rain and a forecast for severe thunderstorms throughout the day prompted co-promoters Bob Leiby and Tim Hughes to cancel Sunday’s three-division racing card at Selinsgrove Speedway.
This was the first cancellation since the season opener on April 11 was postponed because of rain.
The speedway is scheduled to return to racing action this coming Sunday, August 15, with a special four division show consisting of Sprint Cars, Late Models, Pro Stocks and Four Cylinder Stocks sponsored by Selinsgrove Ford.
The Late Models will be featured in the 13th Annual Bob Bender Memorial, a tribute race in memory of the popular car owner and driver who competed at the speedway during the late 1960’s and 70’s.
In 1972, while driving his trademark orange No. 17, Bender was named Most Popular Driver at both Selinsgrove and Williams Grove Speedways.
The Bender Memorial will be a 25-lap feature paying $1,200 to win; all 24 starting spots have been increased for the event. Drivers will draw for starting spots for qualifying and the main event.
Previous winners of the race include Bobby Croop (1987, 88, 96 and co-winner in 97), Lanny Lyons (1989), Steve Campbell (1990, 91), Richie Jensen (1992, 93) Dave Protsko (1994, 95), Jim Yoder (co-winner in 1997) and defending winner Travis Ayres.
The Sprint Car portion of the event will be a non-points race and drivers will also draw for starting spots.
Selinsgrove Speedway will present a regular show on Sunday, August 22, followed by the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars on Sunday, August 29.