June 2, 2023


In just over one week, Appalachian Mountain Super Late Model Speedweek 2023 will be underway!  “It’s a great time to be a super late model racer and fan in the mid-Atlantic region,” said series director, Jim Bernheisel.  “We have great tracks signed up with substantial purses, a really nice point fund, and of course awesome sponsors!  The latest addition to the sponsor lineup is Jonestown Bank and Trust in Jonestown, PA.  Race winners will celebrate their success in the “JBT MONEY IN THE BANK” Victory Lane. 

The first race in the series is at Clinton County Speedway on Friday, June 9th with the grand finale at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, June 18th.  The full schedule along with purses, point rules, and sponsors can be viewed at lmspeedweek.com.


May 10, 2023

With less than four weeks remaining until night one, the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Super Late Model Series is ready to go.  “We have been very busy crossing t’s and dotting i’s”, said Jim Bernheisel, series director.  “We are very thrilled with the amount of interest and enthusiasm this event has garnered and we want it to go off as smoothly as possible for everyone involved.”

Many top drivers have committed to running the entire slate of events with many more indicating their desire to compete in most of the events.  The very first driver to pre-register for all eight races was Middleburg, PA hotshoe, Andrew Yoder.  All drivers that pre-registered can be viewed on the series Facebook page.

VP Fuels is the newest series sponsor to sign on.  They will be the event sponsor on Saturday, June 10 at Port Royal Speedway.

Action begins Friday, June 9 at Clinton County Speedway and concludes Sunday, June 18 at Selinsgrove Speedway.  The full schedule can be viewed at lmspeedweek.com.


April 11, 2023

As the racing season swings into action, the 2023 Appalachian Mountain Speedweek is ready to “Rock and Roll”.  “I can hardly believe we are less than two months away!”, enthusiastic series director, Jim Bernheisel stated.  “Racers are beginning to commit to the entire week and even after his devastating hauler fire, Andrew Yoder was the very first to sign up.”  A complete listing of committed drivers is expected to be available by May.

In addition, series officials have contracted with MyRacePass to add another level of information, technology, and fun to the events.  MyRacePass offers the following:

  • Race Day Event Information

Each race night, fans and race teams will be able to see driver event entries, official lineups, live timing, and official results for every event in real time directly on the MyRacePass app.  Fans and race teams can search for Appalachian Mountain Speedweek on the MyRacePass app and select “Next event” to keep up with the action each night.  Fans and race teams can also see official points standings, and the schedule for the speedweek as well.

  • Driver Bios and Results

Fans can search for any driver on the tour and if the driver has claimed their profile and filled out their free driver bio, fans can learn about their team, past results, sponsors, and more!  (Drivers - claim your free driver profile at MyRacePass.com and fill the driver bio out for fans to see.)

  • Fantasy Racing

Each race night fans will be able to make their fantasy racing picks on the MyRacePass app and play along with the action.  Once the lineups are created each race night the fantasy racing matchups will open for fans to make their picks on the MyRacePass app.  If a fan plays along each race night, they could be the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Fantasy Champion!

Fans can download the MyRacePass app for free on Google Play or the Apple Appstore.  Fans can visit GetMRPApp.com to see which app subscription is best for them

March 7, 2023

The Appalachian Mountain Speedweek continues to build momentum!  “Our opening event on June 9th is coming oh so quickly,” stated Jim Bernheisel, series director.  “The enthusiasm and support from fans, racers, and sponsors has been off the charts.  We have been able to come up with an unprecedented amount of money for our local and regional super late model racers.” 

The latest sponsor to come on board is Wieland/Wrisco Aluminum.  They will sponsor the “Wieland Start Zone” as well as giving multiple racing aluminum sheets to competitors at each event.  In addition, series title sponsor, Selinsgrove Ford, has offered to back the Five for Five Bonus.  The top driver that finishes in the top five for each event will garner a $5,000.00 bonus.  Lazer Chassis has offered a Double Your Money Bonus as well.  If a driver wins any feature, the point championship, or the Five for Five driving a Lazer, the payout amounts will be doubled.  Should a driver in a Lazer win every feature, the points championship, and the Five for Five the payout would total $92,000.00.

Super late model racers will be competing for over $250,000.00 in purse money and special awards at 8 events in 10 days.


January 14, 2023

The Appalachian Mountain Speedweek Schedule for 2023 is set!  “The most challenging part of this venture has been making the schedule work for everyone,” stated series director, Jim Bernheisel.  “We’ve had tremendous interest in the series from many race tracks.  We felt it was important to stay in a specific geographical area to make it a successful venture for all involved.  All of the promoters have been great to work with and they are as excited about the series as I am.”

To accommodate the entire program, Bedford Speedway promoter, Joe Padula has agreed to host a complete show on Thursday as well as the previously scheduled Friday night event.  The schedule along with the purse and event sponsor is as follows:

Friday, June 9th – Clinton County Speedway – TBD to win – Strouse Electric, Bellefonte, PA
Saturday, June 10th – Port Royal Speedway - $5,000 to win – VP Race Fuels
Sunday, June 11th – Hagerstown Speedway - $4,000 to win – PSI Pax, California, MD
Tuesday, June 13th – Path Valley Speedway - $4,000 to win – Cameron Construction, Chaptico, MD
Thursday, June 15th – Bedford Speedway - $4,000 to win – Total Machine, King George, VA
Friday, June 16th – Bedford Speedway - $6,000 to win – Bolger Brothers Construction, Altoona, PA
Saturday, June 17th – Lincoln Speedway - $4,000 to win – Red Wing Shoes & JRD Automotive,               
Mechanicsburg, PA
Sunday, June 18th – Selinsgrove Speedway - $5,000 to win – Donnie Schick Automotive, Middleburg, PA
A streaming agreement is in place with Flo Racing as over one quarter million dollars is up for grabs in the 8 race series.  Plan to be there!


December 28, 2022

The relaunch of Appalachian Mountain Speedweek is underway!  Series director, Jim Bernheisel, is heading up the efforts with the full support of the previous leadership team of Kurt Smith and Jason Clapper.  “I wanted to continue the tradition Kurt and Jason established and expand upon it,” stated Jim Bernheisel.  “My vision for the series is exciting racing for our region’s super late model fans and a nice pay day for our racers.” 

Total purses along with numerous bonuses is expected to top $200,000.00 for eight days of racing.  Specific purse information will be published on the series website and facebook, with each participating speedway purse to be finalized soon.

Many sponsors and supporters have stepped up with the title sponsor, Selinsgrove Ford, committing to a three-year program.  Bernheisel continued, “I am extremely grateful for the excitement shown by sponsors, fans, racers, and tracks.  This promises to be a fantastic series for all involved.”


Cameron Construction
Bolger Brothers
VP Race Fuels
Donnie Schick Automotive
Strouse Electric
Total Machine
JRD Automotive & Red Wing Shoes

Fast Time - $200 per event – Superior Homes
Hard Charger - $100 per event – Total Machine
Slow Time - $100 per event – Little Tool Truck
Hard Luck - $100 per event – Total Machine
Winner - Qualifier #1 - $100 per event - Appalachian Auto and RV Sales
Winner - Qualifier #2 - $100 per event - ML Performance


Top 10 Trophies (points) – Pancho’s Racing Products
Loyalty Bonus (run all events) - $300 per car if not in top 10 in points – Ontime Body & Graphic
Big Checks – Fast Time, Feature Winner, & Hard Charger – KRS Graphics
Top 3 Non-Qualifiers - $50 per car – Elbows Up Dirt Productions

Velocita Uniforms – officials’ shirts
Golf Cart Services – official golf cart
Selinsgrove Ford – pace truck
Ontime Body & Graphic – sponsor banners
WRT Speedwerx – official photographer
Lias Tire – American Racing Tires - Tire give away each night
Wieland- sheets of aluminum give away each night
Double Winners Purse Bonus- Lazer Chassis
f. Five for Five $5000- Selinsgrove Ford