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UNOH All Stars set for triple header weekend

First ever appearance at Plymouth Speedway followed by 2 events at Fremont Speedway

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

By Brian Liskai

Indianapolis, IN – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will get back to action with a huge triple-header this weekend.

It begins Friday, May 22 when the series invades the three-eighths mile banked dirt oval of Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., for the Earl Gaerte Classic. It marks the first time in the track’s history that 410 cubic inch powered winged sprint cars will compete at “The Playground of Power.” It also marks the first ever appearance at the track for the All Stars.

“The King of the Outlaws” Steve Kinser, a 20 time World of Outlaws champion and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, who utilized Gaerte Engines during his early years of racing, will battle the All Star regulars and other regional stars at all three events on the Memorial Day weekend.

The Plymouth event is co-promoted by Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer and Thunder Motorsports. Farmer, who also owns the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series is also offering an extra $100 bonus to any driver in the top 10 in FAST points to compete at the Earl Gaerte Classic.

“There’s a lot of firsts for the Plymouth race. The first time winged 410 sprints have competed at the track. The first time the All Stars have been there and the first time Steve Kinser has competed there,” said Farmer.

The UNOH All Stars will then travel less about 3 hours to the east to “The Home of the All Stars” Fremont Speedway for events on Saturday, May 23 (Abdoo Brothers Demolition Night) and Sunday, May 24 (Budweiser Night). The finale at “The Track That Action Built” will pay the feature winner $10,000 and there will be a “meet and greet” with drivers signing autographs prior to the racing each night.

The UNOH All Stars have competed at Fremont Speedway 116 times in the organization’s history. After the doubleheader Memorial Day weekend event, the series comes back to “The Track That Action Built” on June 25 and June 27 as part of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek and another doubleheader for the traditional Jim Ford Classic on Sept. 18 and 19.

A bus trip has also been organized so fans can camp at Fremont Speedway and travel to Plymouth. The round trip bus trip and a ticket into the night’s racing at Plymouth is just $40. Reservations are being taken now by contacting Farmer at fremontspeedway@yahoo.com. But fans better act quickly as less than a handful of tickets remain for the bus trip.

Last year for the traditional Memorial Day weekend double-header at Fremont Speedway local racer Caleb Griffith earned his first career All Star win on Saturday with Australian James McFadden driving to the $10,000 finale on Sunday for his first career series victory.

The local Fremont stars always give the invading All Star teams a handful when they come to town. So far in 2015, Fremont winners include: Parker Price-Miller (his first ever 410 winged sprint car win), Chris Andrews and five-time track champion Byron Reed. Of those three, Price-Miller earned his first career All Star win earlier this season at Wayne County Speedway. Andrews has one career All Star win and Reed has 10 career series victories and has 27 career victories at Fremont.

Current All Star point leader Dale Blaney has recorded 18 of his of his 116 career series wins at Fremont including four wins at the track in 2014. Blaney, a five-time All Star champion, won the All Star event at Lernerville Speedway May 1 and has six top-five finishes in 11 races.

Cody Darrah sits second in the series points and has a win this season at Port Royal Speedway. He has recorded three straight top-three finishes and has six top-10 finishes.

Ryan Smith is third in the All Star points and picked up his first career series win at Attica Raceway Park earlier this season. He has recorded 3 top-five finishes and four top-10s.

Four-time All Star champion Chad Kemenah is fourth in the series points and recently picked up his 28th career All Star victory at Mercer Raceway Park. Kemenah has 11 career wins at Fremont, including three All Star victories. His most recent triumph at the track came back in 2005. Kemenah has four top-five finishes and six top-10s in 2015.

Sheldon Haudenschild is fifth in the All Star points and has recorded one top-five and two top-10s finishes with the series.

Danny Holtgraver sits sixth in the series points and has four top-fives and six top-10s finishes of the 11 All Star events in 2015.

Four-time All Star champion Tim Shaffer is seventh in the series points and has one top-five and five top-10 runs in 2015. Shaffer has 13 career wins at Fremont Speedway and eight have been All Star triumphs.

Eighth in points is Price-Miller. Besides his first All Star win, the teenager has recorded three top 10 finishes in 2015.

Ninth in the All Star points is Andrew Palker who has recorded two top-five finishes in 2015.

Rounding out the top 10 in All Star points is two-time series champion Greg Wilson. Wilson has recorded two top-five runs in 2015 and three top-10 finishes. Two of his 11 career wins at Fremont are All Star victories.

Besides Reed, who has finished first, second and third at Fremont this season, and Andrews, several other local drivers will be looking to protect the home turf including:

Cap Henry who sits third in the track’s point standings and has three top-four runs in the three events thus far. He has two career wins at Fremont.

Dean Jacobs, fourth in the Fremont standings, has two wins this season at Attica Raceway Park and has six career wins at Fremont. Jacobs has recorded two top-10 finishes at Fremont so far this season.

Stuart Brubaker, a multi-time 305 sprint champion at Fremont, ranks fifth in the track points and has recorded two top-10 finishes so far in 2015 at the track.

Sixth in points is Broc Martin who has recorded a season-best 7th place finish at Fremont. He is followed in the points by rookie Nate Dussel, who has recorded a season-best 9th place finish so far in 2015.

Rounding out the top-10 in the Fremont Speedway points is Duane Zablocki, who has a pair of top-10 finishes and Brian Smith, who has a season-best fifth place finish.

In addition to the drivers within Fremont’s top-10, expect challenges from two-time track champion Craig Mintz, who has recorded back-to-back finishes of third and second at Fremont. Also, rookie T.J. Michael, who has a season-best fifth place finish on his resume thus far, along with Brian Lay (a seventh place his best in 2015), Jody Keegan, D.J. Foos (a fifth place his best in 2015), Rob Chaney (a sixth place his best in 2015), Gary Taylor (a sixth place his best in 2015 and recently a second against the World of Outlaws at Eldora), rookie Tyler Gunn (a 13th his best finish in 2015 at Fremont), and 2014 rookie of the year Dain Naida (an 11th his best finish in 2015).

For additional information please visit the official social media channels for the All Star Circuit of Champions at Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints or use the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions Announces 2015 Series Partners

UNOH continues partnership as Title Sponsor

INDIANAPOLIS (May 15, 2015) – The All Star Circuit of Champions announced today partnerships with several corporations for the 2015 campaign, including the extension of their relationship with the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH), which will continue to be the Series’ title sponsor for the third consecutive year.

“The All Star Series has always been right in our back yard (Lima, OH) and provides our students a great opportunity to extend their classroom education”, said Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis, UNOH President, “Guy (Webb) always treated us well and we are looking forward to growing the relationship to another level with Tony and his team that is now in place.”

The relationship between the two is more than just an affiliation at the racetrack, but also carries into the classroom. Earlier this month, the All Stars and UNOH announced the “Tony Stewart is Hiring” program. The goal is offer candidates that are looking to either start or continue their education and enroll at UNOH an opportunity to apply for an internship with Tony Stewart. More information regarding the program is available by visiting unohworkfortony.squarespace.com.

“UNOH has unmatched motorsports and automotive technology programs”, said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions series. “We’re looking forward to growing their student base as well as the intern program with the All Stars in the years to come.”

The All-Stars also secured partnerships with a number of other corporations.

Hoosier Racing Tire is the official and exclusive tire of the All-Star Circuit of Champions.

Racing Electronics is the official and exclusive radio provider of the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Series contingency sponsors include: Daido Engine Bearings, Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Arctic Cat, Outback Steakhouse and Jake’s Golf Carts.

Hunt Brothers Pizza, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads and Kistler Engines / Racing Products are heat race sponsors in 2015.

JE Pistons is the 2015 dash sponsor.

Kear’s Speed Shop, Donovan Engineering and Schoenfeld Headers are also sponsors of the All-Stars this season.

About our sponsors:

University of Northwestern Ohio: Founded in 1920, the University of Northwestern Ohio is a private, not-for-profit institution. The University of Northwestern Ohio is a co-educational institution authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to grant master’s degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and associate degrees.

Hoosier Racing Tire: Hoosier Racing Tire is an Indiana based tire manufacturer primarily specializing in the production of tires for competition use.

Racing Electronics: Racing Electronics has been in the racing business for over 25 years. What began as a hobby in 1988 has now grown to the #1 company in Race Communications worldwide. Their trackside service program has been designed and proven to provided competitors, tracks and racing series’ with a full line of equipment and technical support to be the best in the industry. Look around at any major racing event and you will see Racing Electronics everywhere, helping their loyal customers, whether its professional or amateur racers, race fans or series race officials. More information on all the great products of Racing Electronics is available www.racingelectronics.com.

Daido Engine Bearings: Daido Metal produces Original Equipment automotive engine bearings for the most recognizable brands around the world and is also a leading producer of engine bearings in every other engine market from power sports to marine and off-highway heavy machinery. Daido is a leader in race engine bearings serving all major global race series and the race engine builder market, including the All Stars Series.

Lincoln Electric: We are a global manufacturer and the market leader of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining products. Our enduring passion for the development and application of our technologies allows us to create complete solutions that make our customers more productive and successful.

MSD Performance: MSD products are the finest ignition components you can install on your car whether it's a daily driver, dirt tracker, 4-wheel drive, a seven second Pro Stock car or Big Foot. MSD is your exclusive performance ignition company and we thank you for your interest and support.

Arctic Cat: Arctic Cat Inc., based in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and Side by Sides under the Arctic Cat brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories.

Outback Steakhouse: Outback Steakhouse is an Australian themed steakhouse restaurant. Although beef and steak items make up a good portion of the menu, the concept offers a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta dishes. The Company's strategy is to differentiate its restaurants by emphasizing consistently high-quality food and service, generous portions at moderate prices and a casual atmosphere suggestive of the Australian Outback.

Kistler Engines/Racing Products: Kistler Engines was established in 1993 and builds lightweight, high-performance racing engines with a commitment to quality. We pride ourselves in high tech, innovative designs, producing highly competitive engines for sprint cars (410 c.i., 360 c.i. & 305 c.i.), as well as, late models & midgets. Kistler Engines has also earned a great reputation for our service among professional race teams due to our quick turnaround time on rebuilds.

Hunt Brother’s Pizza: With more than 7,300 locations in 29 states, Hunt Brothers® Pizza is the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Perfect for today’s on-the-go lifestyle, Hunt Brothers Pizza offers regular, thin crust, and breakfast pizzas with All Toppings No Extra Charge®, Hunt Brothers® Wings and boneless WingBites® and our NEW Cheesebread. Family owned and operated for over 40 years and headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the company provides all of the food products, marketing programs, equipment and training for convenience stores to operate their own turnkey pizza program.

JE Pistons: With over 60 years of experience, JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. We've built a reputation that the competition can only follow. JE has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams, and high performance enthusiasts trust and rely on.

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads: All Pro Heads is the Industry Leader in Small Block Chevy Aluminum Cylinder Heads catering to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's Sprints, Super Late Models, Drag Racing, Off-Road, Marine or Road Racing, you can count on All Pro.

For additional information please visit the official social media channels for the All Star Circuit of Champions at Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints or use the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

 

 

UNOH All Stars set for triple header weekend

First ever appearance at Plymouth followed by 2 events at Fremont

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

 

By Brian Liskai

 

FREMONT, Ohio – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will get back to action with a huge triple-header weekend of racing May 22-24.

 

It all begins Friday, May 22 when the series invades the three-eighths mile banked dirt oval of Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., for the Earl Gaerte Classic. It marks the first time in the track’s history that 410 cubic inch powered winged sprint cars will compete at “The Playground of Power.” It also marks the first ever appearance at the track for the All Stars

“The King of the Outlaws” Steve Kinser, a 20 time World of Outlaws champion and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, who utilized Gaerte Engines during his early years of racing, will battle the All Star regulars and other regional stars at all three events on the Memorial Day weekend.

The Plymouth event is co-promoted by Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer and Thunder Motorsports. Farmer, who also owns the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series is also offering an extra $100 bonus to any driver in the top 10 in FAST points to compete at the Earl Gaerte Classic.

 

“There’s a lot of firsts for the Plymouth race. The first time winged 410 sprints have competed at the track. The first time the All Stars have been there and the first time Steve Kinser has competed there,” said Farmer.

The UNOH All Stars will then travel less about 3 hours to the east to “The Home of the All Stars” Fremont Speedway for events on Saturday, May 23 (Abdoo Brothers Demolition Night) and Sunday, May 24 (Budweiser Night). The finale at “The Track That Action Built” will pay the feature winner $10,000 and there will be a “meet and greet” with drivers signing autographs prior to the racing each night.  

The UNOH All Stars have competed at Fremont Speedway 116 times in the organization’s history. After the double-header Memorial Day weekend event, the series comes back to “The Track That Action Built” on June 25 and June 27 as part of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek and another double-header for the traditional Jim Ford Classic on Sept. 18 and 19.

A bus trip has also been organized so fans can camp at Fremont Speedway and travel to Plymouth. The round trip bus trip and a ticket into the night’s racing at Plymouth is just $40. Reservations are being taken now by contacting Farmer at fremontspeedway@yahoo.com. But fans better act quickly as there’s less than a handful of tickets remaining for the bus trip.

Last year for the traditional Memorial Day weekend double-header at Fremont Speedway local racer Caleb Griffith scored his first ever All Star win on Saturday with Australian James McFadden driving to the $10,000 finale on Sunday for his first career series victory.

The local Fremont stars always give the invading All Star teams a handful when they come to town. So far in 2015, Fremont winners include Parker Price-Miller (his first ever 410 winged sprint car win); Chris Andrews and five time track champion Byron Reed. Of those three, Price-Miller has one career All Star win, that coming this year at Wayne County Speedway. Andrews has a career All Star win and Reed has 10 career series victories and has 27 career victories at Fremont.

Current All Star point leader Dale Blaney has recorded 18 of his of his 116 career series wins at Fremont including four wins at the track in 2014. Blaney, a five time All Star champion, has a victory in All Star competition this year, that coming May 1 at Lernerville Speedway. Out of the 11 All Star events in 2015, Blaney has six top five finishes and 9 top 10 runs.

Cody Darrah sits second in the series points and has a win this season at Port Royal Speedway. He has recorded three straight top three finishes and has six top 10 finishes.

Ryan Smith is third in the All Star points and picked up his first career series win at Attica Raceway Park earlier this season. He has recorded 3 top five finishes and four top 10 runs.

Four time All Star champion Chad Kemenah is fourth in the series points and recently picked up his 28th career All Star victory at Mercer Raceway Park. Kemenah has 11 career wins at Fremont, including three All Star victories, his last at the track coming in 2005. Kemenah has four top five finishes with the All Stars in 2015 and 6 top 10 finishes.

Sheldon Haudenschild is fifth in the All Star points and has recorded one top five and two top 10 finishes with the series.

Danny Holtgraver sits sixth in the series points and has four top fives and six top 10 finishes of the 11 All Star events in 2015.

Four time All Star champion Tim Shaffer is seventh in the series points and has one top five and five top 10 runs in 2015. Shaffer has 13 career wins at Fremont Speedway of which 8 have been All Star events.

Eighth in points is Price-Miller. Besides his first All Star win, the teenager has recorded three top 10 finishes in 2015.

Ninth in the All Star points is Andrew Palker who has recorded two top five finishes in 2015.

Rounding out the top 10 in All Star points is two time series champion Greg Wilson. Wilson has recorded two top five runs in 2015 and three top 10 finishes. He has 11 career wins at Fremont including two All Star victories.

Besides Reed (who has a second and third place finish at Fremont besides his win) and Andrews giving the invading All Stars a run for the money, other local drivers who have done well to protect the home turf include:

Cap Henry who sits third in the track’s point standings and three top four runs in the three events thus far. He has two career wins at Fremont.

Dean Jacobs who is fourth in the track’s points, has two wins this season at Attica Raceway Park and has 6 career wins at Fremont. Jacobs has recorded two top 10 finishes at Fremont so far this season.

Stuart Brubaker who is fifth in the track points. Brubaker, a multi-time 305 sprint champion at Fremont, has recorded two top 10 finishes so far in 2015 at the track.

Sixth in points is Broc Martin who has recorded a season-best 7th place finish at Fremont. He is followed in the points by rookie Nate Dussel, who has recorded a season-best 9th place finish so far in 2015.

Rounding out the top 10 in the Fremont Speedway points is Duane Zablocki (a pair of top 10 finishes) and Brian Smith (a season-best fifth place finish).

Besides the Fremont top 10, expect challenges from two time track champion Craig Mintz, who has recorded back-to-back finishes of third and second at Fremont. Also, rookie T.J. Michael, who has a season-best fifth place finish on his resume thus far, along with Brian Lay (a seventh place his best in 2015), Jody Keegan, D.J. Foos (a fifth place his best in 2015), Rob Chaney (a sixth place his best in 2015), Gary Taylor (a sixth place his best in 2015 and recently a second against the World of Outlaws at Eldora), rookie Tyler Gunn (a 13th his best finish in 2015 at Fremont), and 2014 rookie of the year Dain Naida (an 11th his best finish in 2015).

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com, www.plymouthspeedway.net and www.allstarsprint.com

 

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions Announces Live Pay-Per-View Partnership

Weekend Events Available Live on SpeedShiftTV.com

INDIANAPOLIS (April 28, 2015) – The All Star Circuit of Champions today announced a partnership with Speed Shift TV to broadcast this weekend’s events at Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway on Friday, May 1 and at Mercer (Pa.) Raceway Park on Saturday, May 2 live on www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

“I was fortunate to make it to both events last weekend in Pennsylvania,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions series. “This weekend I’ll be tuned in on my computer while I’m in Talladega, Alabama. Our goal is to eventually broadcast every All Star event live on pay-per-view.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions pay-per-view broadcasts will begin with time trials from Lernerville on Friday at 7 p.m. EDT and from Mercer on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Race fans can order a one-day pass for $24.95 or both events for $44.95 by visiting www.SpeedShiftTV.com/order.

The complete schedule can be found at www.allstarsprint.com.

For additional information please visit the official social media channels for the All Star Circuit of Champions at Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints or use the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

 

 

 

UNOH All Stars to take on the PA Posse

By Brian Liskai

Indianapolis, Indiana (Wednesday, April 22, 2015) – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will travel to central Pennsylvania this weekend in an early season test against the always tough Pennsylvania Posse teams.

It starts Friday, April 24 when the All Stars invade the historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. and continues the next evening at Port Royal Speedway for the prestigious Bob Weikert Memorial. Friday’s 30-lap feature at Williams Grove will pay the winner $5,000 while the Weikert Memorial 40-lap feature Saturday at Port Royal pays the victor $15,000.

The All Stars versus PA Posse battle will mark the first appearance of the traveling group under the new ownership of NASCAR champion, Tony Stewart.

Friday’s race at Williams Grove is the second leg of the 2015 Diamond Series at the track after Stevie Smith took last week’s Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic race at Williams Grove.

Greg Hodnett has established himself as the early season point leader at Williams Grove after last week’s program. Hodnett already has a UNOH All Star win in 2015, that coming in February at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida. He has 19 career All Star wins and 56 career wins at Williams Grove.

Throughout the history of the All Stars, the Williams Grove regulars have remained stalwart defenders – no UNOH All Star has ever won a sanctioned race at the speedway. The first All Star event ever contested at the historic oval was in 1970 with Bobbie Adamson taking the win.

Two UNOH All Star events slated last year at Williams Grove fell victim to rain.

No driver has beaten the All Stars more often at Williams Grove over the decades than Lance Dewease. Dewease has recorded five of his 30 career All Star wins at “The Grove” and has 81 career checker flags at the track.

Feature winners thus far at Williams Grove in 2015 include Danny Dietrich, Rodney Westhafer and Stevie Smith.

However, the UNOH All Stars bring a great mixture of accomplished veteran drivers and a new crop of exciting young stars. In fact, the first two point races of the new UNOH All Stars have produced first time winners in Pennsylvania native Ryan Smith at Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park, and most recently, 16-year-old Indiana driver Parker Price Miller at Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway.

With two straight podium finishes, West Lodi, Ohio’s Andrew Palker leads the All Star points over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania resident and former Lernerville Speedway track champion Danny Holtgraver. Price Miller sits third in the series points followed by five time and defending All Star champion Dale Blaney who sits atop the all-time win list for the series with 115 victories. Four time All Star champion Tim Shaffer sits fifth in the points followed by Pennsylvania native Cody Darrah, Ryan Smith, four time series champion Chad Kemenah, two time All Star champ Greg Wilson and hall-of-famer Danny Smith.

Also on Friday, the Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 drawing will be donated to Med Star Dirt Track Rescue. Med Star travels the country, providing training and seminars to local dirt track rescue crews in an effort to have every track adequately staffed and prepared for emergency situations they may face on race nights.

Adult general admission for Friday’s All Star show is set at $18 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for $10 while ages 12 and under are always admitted free.

Racing gets underway Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the 358 limited late models are also on the racing card.

BIG MONEY UP FOR GRABS AT PORT ROYAL

Saturday’s event at Port Royal is just that – AN EVENT. It will honor the memory of the Hall of Fame car owner. And, another famous name will be on hand to help celebrate.

A hall of fame inductee himself, Ohio native Jack Hewitt will be making an appearance in Pennsylvania with his ride-along sprint car and will be offering three chances for fans to take a ride with him around the historic oval.

But before taking to the track for the rides, Hewitt will be meeting and greeting fans and signing autographs from approximately 5 to 6 p.m. behind the main grandstand.

Raffle tickets for a chance at one of the rides with Hewitt will be offered for just $1 each or six for $5 with proceeds going to benefit the Central Pennsylvania chapter of the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The LLS has been chosen as the recipient of the proceeds in honor of Weikert, who succumbed to a long battle with Leukemia in 2003.

Also honoring Weikert in the event will be Gettysburg driver Danny Dietrich, who rode to a third-place finish on April 18 at the track. Dietrich will carry the famous Weikert No. 29 number and colors on his car for the special event. Limited edition Dietrich/Weikert Memorial shirts are also expected to be on sale.

Nearly $50,000 in total is on the line at Port Royal including $15,000 to win the 40-lap feature to go along with $100 to lead a lap, $100 to win heats and the dash, $300 to set fast time and a $200 hard charger award.

Hodnett would defeat the invading UNOH All Stars to take the Bob Weikert Memorial win in 2014. He would follow that up with another Port Royal All Star win in September for the Tuscarora 50. Stevie Smith would win the night before the Tuscarora for one of his 16 career All Star victories.

So far in 2015 at Port Royal, winners include Aaron Ott, Hodnett (who started 13th!) and Lucas Wolfe, who leads the track points. At “The Port” you can never count out Lance Dewease who sits second on the track’s all-time win list with 97 victories. Hodnett has 36 career wins at Port Royal.

The PA Posse has done well to defend home turf at Port Royal as well. However, Dale Blaney has held up the All Star reputation very well at the track and new All Star competitor Ryan Smith upset the World of Outlaws at the historic half-mile last fall!

Saturday’s racing action gets underway at 7 p.m. with gates opening at 4 p.m. Competition includes the econo late models and the xtreme stocks.

Adult general admission is $25 with students ages 12-18 at $7.

The first 450 fans entering the main grandstand will receive either a FREE Weikert’s Livestock hat or can cooler. Also during the night 20 five-pound packs of ground beef will be given away off of adult general admission wrist bands. In addition, five girls and five boys bicycles will be given away to registered youth ages 12 and under.

Williams Grove Speedway is located at 1 Speedway Drive, just off St. Rt. 15 south in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Ticket and event information is available by calling 717-697-5000, visiting www.williamsgrove.com or Facebook.com/williamsgrove.

Port Royal Speedway is located at 308 West 8th Street, two miles south of US Rt. 322 just off of PA Rt. 75 in Port Royal. Pit entrance on Fourth St., General Admission on Sixth and Eighth St. Ticket and event information is available by calling 717-527-2303, visiting www.portroyalspeedway.com or Facebook.com/portroyalspeedway.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car tour. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com.

WILLIAMS GROVE ALL STAR WINNERS

7/29/70 No. 77 Bobbie Adamson

9/16/73 No. 29 Kenny Weld

7/24/81 George Ferguson Jr.

9/19/81 No. 66 Steve Smith

7/30/82 No. 26 Barry Camp

4/25/86 No. 26 Jim Nace

9/19/86 No. 88 Maynard Yingst

5/8/87 No. 29 Doug Wolfgang

5/12/95 No. 461 Lance Dewease

5/3/96 No. J1 Steve Siegel

5/2/97 No. 88 Todd Shaffer

8/28/98 No. 69K Don Kreitz Jr.

5/7/99 No. 77 Fred Rahmer

5/2/03 No. 77 Lance Dewease

7/11/03 No. 12 Greg Hodnett

6/10/05 No. 25 Lance Dewease

6/15/07 No. 11 Mike Erdley

6/13/08 No. 51 Fred Rahmer

5/8/09 No. 88 Todd Shaffer

6/12/09 No. 89 Cody Darrah

4/30/10 No. 30C Lance Dewease

6/11/10 No. 1 Stevie Smith

4/29/11 No. 17B Steve Buckwalter

6/10/11 No. 30C Lance Dewease

4/27/12 No. 1S Logan Schuchart

6/8/12 No. 1 Brian Leppo

4/26/13 No. 69K Don Kreitz Jr.

_______________________________ Port Royal Bob Weikert Memorial winners

August 6, 2003 No. 88H Fred Rahmer

July 28, 2004 No. 88H Fred Rahmer

June 18, 2005 No. 88 Todd Shaffer

May 20, 2006 No. 25 Lance Dewease

June 14, 2007 No. 22 Greg Hodnett

May 10, 2008 No. 1 Jeff Shepard

May 10, 2009 No. 1 Stevie Smith

2010 – rain/wind

April 30, 2011 No. 39 Greg Hodnett

April 28, 2012 No. 39 Greg Hodnett

April 27, 2013 No. 98 Doug Esh

April 26, 2014 No. 27 Greg Hodnett

 

 

Wayne County Speedway

By Brian Liskai

ORRVILLE, Ohio (Saturday, April 18, 2015) – Just a week ago Parker Price Miller, 16, would record his first ever 410 sprint win. The 16-year-old would make it two in a row and would claim his first ever University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory at the Wayne County Speedway Saturday, April 18th.

The UNOH All Stars have held two point races to open this season and both have been claimed by drivers recording their first ever series wins. Ryan Smith claimed his first All Star win earlier in the month at Attica Raceway Park and now Price Miller scores his first at Wayne County.

It wasn’t easy for Price Miller who is a junior at Kokomo (Indiana) High School. He had to hold off a charging Rob Chaney who grew up racing at Wayne County Speedway, as the pair battled through lapped traffic.

“I can’t believe we won. This is unbelievable. When we got the win last week at Fremont against that tough group I would have never imagined following it up with an All Star win,” said Price Miller beside his PPM Titanium/Indy Race Parts/Triple X Racing backed #9P.

And to make it even more of a challenge, the team lost an engine the previous night competing at Attica Raceway Park.

“Things just fell right for us tonight. I started third in the dash and was just hoping for a top four and ended up in the lead on the first lap. On the start of the feature Palker (Andrew) slid me in one and two and I gathered it back up and got him back in three and four. The track was tricky and I decided to try and stay around the bottom. Then we got into lapped traffic and with two laps to go here comes Rob Chaney. I had to settle down and just hit my marks. I can’t thank Rick Ferkel enough for all he’s done and all he has taught me,” added Price Miller.

For Chaney, a second place run continues a solid start to the 2015 season.

“We gained a lot of momentum at the end of last year. And rather than try to build new cars and go that direction we decided to keep the momentum we had and carry it to the start of this year and it’s working,” said Chaney of his Stan Cortad Racing/Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating backed machine.

“This kid (Price Miller) has a lot of talent. I got a run on him down the front stretch with a couple of laps to go and I could have tried to slide him but we probably would have both ended up crashing. I left him a little lane and hoped he would make a mistake and he took it and didn’t bobble. I’m amazed at how he handled lapped traffic,” added Chaney.

Andrew Palker, a two time Wayne County Speedway champion, would bring his Seneca Energy/King Inspections/Kistler Engines/Kistler Racing Products backed #57x home in third. Coupled with his second place run at the All Star event at Attica, the Lodi, Ohio driver leads the All Star points.

“My dad is fully retired and I have to pay all the bills on this deal now. Without my sponsors it would be impossible. We are building consistency and that will lead to wins,” said Palker.

“That kid (Price Miller) is going to be something. He has pure talent. After I slid him at the green, he kept his head and drove back by. I kept waiting for him to make a mistake in traffic and he didn’t. I realized I only had a second or third place car. I must be getting older and wiser. In my early years I probably would have tore up the car trying to get by him. I took what I could get and I’m leading the points,” added Palker.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car tour. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. Check out the schedule and more at www.allstarsprint.com

It was the first ever Harriger Towing Rush Crate Late Model event at Wayne County Speedway with a veteran Crate driver showing the way to victory lane. Dennis Lunger Jr. of Albion, Pa won the track championship at Sharon Speedway last season and he would open the Crate Late Model era at the Orrville speedplant by leading every lap of the 20 lap feature. Starting on the outside front row aboard the Schwartz Construction, State Farm and Edward Jones #71L, Lunger Jr. beat Charlie Duncan into turn one at the start and open up a half straightaway lead at the halfway mark. Duncan would hold off several challenges by Justin Chance with Ryan Markham close behind those two. With six circuits to go, Duncan would pull away from Chance and close the gap on Lunger Jr. but not enough to challenge for the win. Joe Long filled out the top five as heat wins went to Lunger Jr. and Markham.

Wayne County Speedway 04-18-2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion Sprints

Qualifying 1.89-Cody Darrah, 14.370; 2.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.383; 3.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 14.516; 4.9x-Rob Chaney, 14.576; 5.11N-Randy Hannagan, 14.576; 6.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.634; 7.49-Cole Duncan, 14.638; 8.21-DJ Foos, 14.681; 9.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.698; 10.5T-Travis Philo, 14.707; 11.45-Tim Shaffer, 14.716; 12.59-Danny Holtgraver, 14.742; 13.19P-Paige Polyak, 14.821; 14.W20-Greg Wilson, 14.824; 15.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.863; 16.5H-Jordan Harble, 14.864; 17.40-Caleb Helms, 14.923; 18.94-Ryan Smith, 14.943; 19.23-Nick Patterson, 14.958; 20.9-Jac Haudenschild, 14.998; 21.15H-Mitch Harble, 15.070; 22.4-Danny Smith, 15.083; 23.D12-Jason Dolick, 15.108; 24.11-Shawn Hubler, 15.122; 25.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 15.131; 26.16-Danny Mumaw, 15.303; 27.787-Jimmy Pooler, 15.334; 28.91x-Aaron Middaugh, 15.583; 29.7-Troy Kingan, 15.771; 30.50-Bob Lime, 16.039; 31.1-Dale Blaney, 99.990;

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 6 to A, top 2 to dash) 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 5. 15H-Mitch Harble[7] ; 6. D12-Jason Dolick[9] ; 7. 23-Nick Patterson[6] ; 8. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[10] ; 9. 7-Troy Kingan[11] ; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble[1]

Racing Electronics Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 6 to A, top 2 to dash) 1. 9x-Rob Chaney[4] ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 4. 9-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[10] ; 7. 787-Jimmy Pooler[8] ; 8. 11-Shawn Hubler[7] ; 9. 50-Bob Lime[9] ; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[2]

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 6 to A, top 2 to dash) 1. 49-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 4. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[8] ; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak[6] ; 7. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[9] ; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 10. 16-Danny Mumaw[10]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps, determines A-main line-up) 1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 4. 9x-Rob Chaney[8] ; 5. 49-Cole Duncan[1] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 8. 89-Cody Darrah[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 6 to A) 1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[7] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 4. 16-Danny Mumaw[8] ; 5. 11-Shawn Hubler[6] ; 6. 23-Nick Patterson[5] ; 7. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[10] ; 8. 787-Jimmy Pooler[9] ; 9. 7-Troy Kingan[11] ; 10. 50-Bob Lime[12] ; 11. 5H-Jordan Harble[4]

UNOH A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[1] ; 2. 9x-Rob Chaney[4] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[10] ; 8. 49-Cole Duncan[5] ; 9. 89-Cody Darrah[8] ; 10. 1-Dale Blaney[17] ; 11. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[14] ; 12. 4-Danny Smith[11] ; 13. 16-Danny Mumaw[22] ; 14. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 15. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[19] ; 16. 15H-Mitch Harble[13] ; 17. 94-Ryan Smith[15] ; 18. W20-Greg Wilson[21] ; 19. 19P-Paige Polyak[18] ; 20. 11N-Randy Hannagan[20] ; 21. D12-Jason Dolick[16] ; 22. 9-Jac Haudenschild[12] ; 23. 11-Shawn Hubler[23] ; 24. 23-Nick Patterson[24]

 

 

 

 

University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions Head to Wayne County Speedway

APRIL 15, 2015 -- While the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions may have a new attitude and direction under new owner Tony Stewart, their second points event of the season heads to one of the series’ original tracks – the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio.

The three-eighths mile track helped give birth to the All Stars in 1970 and played a key part in the organization’s success over the years. The track will host the UNOH All Stars four times in 2015 – April 18, May 30, June 22 (Ohio Sprint Speedweek) and Sept. 6.

There are several UNOH All Star competitors who have circled the Wayne County Speedway event scheduled for Saturday, April 18. Lodi, Ohio’s Andrew Palker is coming off a second-place run on April 4 at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park. He is a two time track champion at Wayne County Speedway and hopes to record his first ever series win at his home track.

Another who can’t wait to tackle the paper-clip oval is Lee Jacobs, great-grandson of the speedway’s founder. Jacobs scored his second career All Star victory at the facility on May 31, 2014. His uncle Dean also hopes to impress the crowd and add to his 25 career All Star victories including wins at Wayne County in 1996 and 1997.

Another racing family with deep ties to Wayne County Speedway is the Haudenschilds. In 2014 Sheldon scored his first career All Star win at the speedway. His dad, “The Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild hopes to add to his 28 career All Star victories.

Kunkletown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith hopes another new Ohio track will end with him in victory lane. The Kunkletown Kid led all 40 laps on April 4 at Attica Raceway Park to score his first All Star win.

Four time All Star Champion Chad Kemenah of Alvada, Ohio, is another former Wayne County Speedway champion as he looks to add to his 27 career series wins.

Five-time series champion Dale Blaney, who announced recently he has a new team owner and sponsor, has several of his 115 career All Star wins at Wayne County.

Cole Duncan scored his first career All Star win at Wayne County two years ago. And, another driver who has several great runs at the track is four time series champion Tim Shaffer.

After several years of no sprint car action at the track, it has roared back to life over the past five years and under the promotion of Jason and Kristin Flory, has built a strong weekly contingent of competitors.

Last season Brad Haudenschild, nephew to Jac and cousin to Sheldon, racked up six wins on route to the track championship. He will be joined by local competitors Jason Dolick, Mitch and Jordan Harble, Shawn Hubler, Russ Sansosi, Troy Kingan, Nick Patterson, Danny Mumaw, Broc Martin, Jimmy Pooler and more as they look to upset the traveling All Stars.

Joining the UNOH All Stars on April 18 will be the crate late models.

Wayne County Speedway is located 1083 North Carr Road, Orrville, Ohio. Ticket and event information is available by calling 330-465-2365 or www.waynecountyspeedway.com

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car tour. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com.

 

 

Ryan Smith opens UNOH All Star point season with Attica win

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio (Saturday, April 4, 2015) - Ryan Smith of Kunkletown, Pennsylvania set out to experience different tracks in 2015. Well it paid off in a big way Saturday as the "Kunkletown Kid" led all 40 laps to record his first University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory during the 24th Annual HD Supply/Construction Equipment and Supply Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park.

The win not only opened the season for Attica but was also the first point race for Tony Stewart's new UNOH All Stars who were making their 105th appearance at the track. It was Smith's first career win at "Ohio's Finest Racing" venue as well.

The cautions fell just when Smith needed them, keeping him out of heavy lapped traffic. He also made a spectacular move to get past a lapped car with eight laps to go to keep Andrew Palker from getting by.

"I wish we had something like this in Pennsylvania...this was great racing. Small track, elbows up, gas it up. It helped drawing a good number tonight. Laid down a good time and started up front but we were good enough to stay there," said Smith of his Warko Group/S&S Speedways/Quality Roofing Supply/CnB Chubby/GLT Electrical/Armbruster Racing Photos/HP Engines backed #94.

"I was falling out of the seat there...I was hanging on. I was trying to save myself there for a little bit in case someone was coming up on me. I was glad to see that yellow there with three to go...that was a savior. It's awesome to be here and I'm glad to represent Pennsylvania and all my sponsors. My family is here...it's pretty cool," added Smith.

Lodi, Ohio's Andrew Palker would stay close to Smith the entire distance and would hold off Greg Wilson to score the runner-up finish aboard his Seneca Energy/King Inspections/J&J Auto Racing/Albreight Trucking backed #57x.

"A great way to start the year. On that last caution I really think I had something for him (Smith). Lapped traffic was holding him up in the middle and we were starting to roll the top pretty good. I hated to see that yellow come out but what are you going to do. First night out this year...sort of same team with some new people on board...what more could we ask for. All the cars are fresh cars...haven't run them before. We can't wait to get back home to Wayne County for the next one...we'll be ready," said Palker.

Greg Wilson would bring his HerculesTires/Ohio Logistics/DNC Hydraulics backed #W20 home in third.

"We had a great race car. I want to thank all the fans for coming out in this cold weather. I'm a blessed dude. My wife and kids are with me all the time and to come out and start the year like this with all the people that are helping...we're pumped," said Wilson. "Paul Kistler and Kistler Engines have been helping get our program straightened around and we're going to be ready for the season. You guys are in for something with Tony Stewart taking this thing over. You guys are going to see some awesome racing with the All Stars."

Gary Taylor and Palker would bring the field of 26 to green for the 40-lap feature. But Taylor would clip an infield tractor tire on the opening lap and spin, collecting Byron Reed, Travis Philo, Chad Kemenah, Jac Haudenschild, Christopher Bell, and Kyle Patrick with Philo ending up on his side. Taylor, Patrick and Philo would be unable to restart the main.

On the second attempt, new pole-sitter Smith would jump into the lead with Palker, Cody Darrah, Wilson and Tim Shaffer giving chase. Wilson would take third on lap four with Dale Blaney also moving into the top five. With eight laps scored the leaders were getting ready to encounter heavy lapped traffic with Smith leading Palker, Wilson, Darrah and Blaney.

Smith would get a break on lap 11 when Caleb Helms spun, giving the leader a clear track. The caution would fly again on lap 12 when Paige Polyak coasted to a stop in turn four.

Again with a clear track Smith pulled away from Palker with Wilson, Darrah, Blaney, Danny Holtgraver, Shaffer, Sheldon Haudenschild and D.J. Foos in tow. Helms would spin again in turn two on lap 16 to keep the field close.

On the restart Smith again pulled away slightly from Palker who was receiving pressure from Wilson. The car on the move was Cap Henry who started 20th and had worked his way to seventh.

Smith avoided near disaster at the halfway point when he jumped the cushion in turn three but was able to maintain the lead over Palker, Wilson, Blaney, Darrah, Holtgraver and Henry. With 15 laps to go Smith has raced into heavy lapped traffic again allowing Palker and Wilson to close. Palker was right on Smith's rear bumper as they tried to put T.J. Michael a lapped down. Smith would muscle his way under Michael on lap 32 and was then able to pull away slightly.

The final caution flew on lap 37 with Smith leading Palker, Wilson, Blaney and Henry. That's how they would run the final three circuits with Smith getting the win over Palker, Wilson, Blaney and Henry rounding out the top five. Darrah, Holtgraver, Shaffer, Foos and Byron Reed would round out the top 10.

The UNOH All Stars will be back in action Saturday, April 18th at the Wayne County Speedway in Orville, Ohio.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car tour. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com

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Attica Raceway Park Saturday, April 4, 2015 HD Supply/Construction Equipment Supply Spring Nationals 42 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars Starting spot in [X]

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 94-Ryan Smith[3]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[9]; 5. 53-Cap Henry[20]; 6. 89-Cody Darrah[4]; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver[12]; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer[6]; 9. 21-D.J. Foos[13]; 10. 5-Byron Reed[10]; 11. 4-Danny Smith[22]; 12. 67-Christopher Bell[8]; 13. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[21]; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5]; 15. 33M-Randy Hannagan[26]; 16. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[17]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael[18]; 18. 40-Caleb Helms[11]; 19. 19P-Paige Polyak[15]; 20. 81-Lee Jacobs[19]; 21. 11-Steve Kinser[25]; 22. 16-Stuart Brubaker[24]; 23. 9-Jac Haudenschild[23]; 24. 1ST-Gary Taylor[1]; 25. 33K-Kyle Patrick[14]; 26. 5T-Travis Philo[16]

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[1]; 2. 4-Danny Smith[2]; 3. 9-Jac Haudenschild[5]; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6]; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[10]; 6. 49-Cole Duncan[4]; 7. 33M-Randy Hannagan[9]; 8. 77-Dain Naida[3]; 9. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7]; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11]; 11. 11R-Chase Ridenour[12]; 12. 5H-Jordan Harble[13]; 13. 15H-Mitchell Harble[14]; 14. 40DD-Nate Dussel[15]; 15. 19-Chris Andrews[16]; 16. 60-Jody Keegan[8]; 17. 11-Steve Kinser[17]

C Feature (8 Laps): 1. 19-Chris Andrews[6]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[1]; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[2]; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3]; 5. 7-Troy Kingan[5]

Dash (8 Laps): 1. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[3]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[5]; 4. 89-Cody Darrah[8]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[10]; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[9]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 8. 67-Christopher Bell[11]; 9. 1-Dale Blaney[12]; 10. 5-Byron Reed[4]; 11. 40-Caleb Helms[1]; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[4]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1]; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[2]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[5]; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[7]; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6]; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9]; 8. 11-Steve Kinser[3]; 9. 7-Troy Kingan[8] Hunt Brothers Pizza Group A - (10 Laps, top 4 to A-main, top 2 to the dash)

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. W20-Greg Wilson[2]; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3]; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[4]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5]; 5. 4-Danny Smith[7]; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[6]; 7. 11R-Chase Ridenour[8]; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[9]; 9. 19-Chris Andrews[1] Racing Electronics Group B - (10 Laps, top 4 to A-main, top 2 to the dash)

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 5-Byron Reed[2]; 2. 67-Christopher Bell[4]; 3. 21-D.J. Foos[8]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[1]; 5. 77-Dain Naida[3]; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[5]; 7. 15H-Mitchell Harble[7]; 8. 49D-Shawn Dancer[6] Hunt Brothers Pizza Group C - (10 Laps, top 4 to the A-main, top 2 to the dash)

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 57X-Andrew Palker[2]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4]; 3. 33K-Kyle Patrick[1]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[5]; 5. 49-Cole Duncan[6]; 6. 33M-Randy Hannagan[3]; 7. 15H-Mitchell Harble[8]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] Racing Electronics Group D - (10 Laps, top 4 to the A-main, top 2 to the dash)

Heat 5 (10 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2]; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor[4]; 3. 19P-Paige Polyak[3]; 4. 53-Cap Henry[5]; 5. 9-Jac Haudenschild[6]; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs[1]; 7. 40DD-Nate Dussel[7]; 8. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[8] Lincoln Electric Group E - (10 Laps, top 4 to the A-main, top 2 to the dash)

Qualifying: 1. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.569; 2. 89-Cody Darrah, 12.634; 3. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.638; 4. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.639; 5. 94-Ryan Smith, 12.688; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.704; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.706; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.738; 9. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 12.753; 10. 19-Chris Andrews, 12.760; 11. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.811; 12. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.827; 13. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.846; 14. 1-Dale Blaney, 12.863; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.895; 16. 33M-Randy Hannagan, 12.906; 17. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.912; 18. 33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.017; 19. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.032; 20. 67-Christopher Bell, 13.063; 21. 77-Dain Naida, 13.068; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.069; 23. 49-Cole Duncan, 13.130; 24. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.134; 25. 5-Byron Reed, 13.137; 26. 97-Dean Jacobs, 13.144; 27. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.169; 28. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.199; 29. 53-Cap Henry, 13.203; 30. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.244; 31. 4-Danny Smith, 13.340; 32. 9-Jac Haudenschild, 13.367; 33. 11R-Chase Ridenour, 13.475; 34. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.596; 35. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.648; 36. 5H-Jordan Harble, 13.817; 37. 7-Troy Kingan, 13.822; 38. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 14.198; 39. 15H-Mitchell Harble, 14.256; 40. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 14.433; 41. 16X-Ryan Ruhl, 14.885

 

 

Saturday night $5,000 to win show still scheduled

INDIANAPOLIS (April 2, 2015) – For fans and racers awaiting the start of sprint car racing in the state of Ohio, the weather in March was not kind. The beginning of April is proving to be no better. The All Star Circuit of Champions were forced to cancel night one of the H D Supply Sprint Nationals at Attica Raceway Park tomorrow night. Heavy precipitation today with additional forecasted rain tomorrow have forced the cancellation. “We certainly cannot control the weather. We are now planning that Rex and his great team will have the track ready for Saturday night”, said Don Grabey, Series Director.

Gates will open at 3:30 pm and racing is scheduled to begin at 7 on Saturday night for the $5,000 to win All Star Circuit of Champions show.

The complete schedule can be found at www.allstarsprint.com.

An improved social media presence continues on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions Points Season Opener Canceled at Atomic Speedway

Next Events Scheduled for Attica Raceway Park on April 3-4

INDIANAPOLIS (March 25, 2015) – The All Star Circuit of Champions season opening points event set for March 28th at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio has been canceled. Forecasted rain for the next two days and below freezing temperatures on race day caused officials to cancel the event.

“We are chomping at the bit and really wanted to get our first points race in this weekend, but it certainly wouldn’t be fair to the track, racers and the fans”, said Don Grabey, Series Director for the All Stars. “Mother Nature always seems to have her input in these early spring events, hopefully she cooperates next weekend for our events at Attica.”

The points season will begin next weekend when the All Stars invade Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park for the H D Supply Sprint Nationals on April 3-4.

The complete schedule can be found at www.allstarsprint.com.

An improved social media presence continues on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

 

 

 

STEWART COMPLETES PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS

DON GRABEY HIRED AS SERIES DIRECTOR; POINTS SEASON STARTS MARCH 28 AT ATOMIC SPEEDWAY

INDIANAPOLIS (March 12, 2015) - Tony Stewart is officially the new owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions. The agreement closed early this afternoon.

In addition, veteran race official Don Grabey was hired as Series Director.

"First off, I'm ecstatic that we got the paperwork signed and we own the All Star Circuit of Champions," Stewart said. "Further, I'm excited to have Don join the team. He is a great addition and will have the respect of the competitors and be an important piece of the long term success of the Series. I can't wait to get the points season started in two weeks."

Grabey, 53, has worked with the World of Outlaws since 1997, first as a technical inspector and then as the competition director since 2007.

"I'm blessed and honored to have this position," Grabey said. "It's an opportunity to have a positive impact on the sport. It's a job that many people would love to have and I take the challenge of it very seriously."

The next All Star Series of Champions race will be March 28 at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio. This event will be the first points race of 2015.

The complete schedule can be found at www.allstarsprint.com.

Membership agreements for participating owners and drivers will be available next week.

An improved social media presence continues on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

 

 

2015 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series Tour Dates Announced

INDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2015) - The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series, recently purchased by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, today announced its 2015 tour dates. The schedule will consist of 54 total events spanning six states, including 29 events in Ohio and 14 in Pennsylvania.

While the schedule began in February with five non-points events in Florida between Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, races counting toward the season-ending championship get underway in late March.

The kickoff race for the 2015 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is March 28 at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio. The series will remain in Ohio the following weekend with back-to-back events April 3-4 at Attica Raceway Park and April 18 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville.

"The schedule we put together for the 2015 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is filled with great venues on a timeline that works well for our participants," Stewart said. "Our first five events in Florida went off extremely well and we look forward to carrying that momentum into Ohio with our first point-paying race at Atomic Speedway."

After its slate of races in the Buckeye State, the All Stars visit Pennsylvania for five consecutive events beginning April 19at Bedford Speedway. The series traverses Pennsylvania through the first weekend in May with stops at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Port Royal Speedway (Bob Weikert Memorial $15k to win), Lernerville Speedway in Sarver and Mercer Speedway.

The month of May continues with the All Stars' lone visit to Indiana where the tour will race May 22 at Plymouth Speedway before returning to Ohio for two events at Fremont Speedway and single-night events at Wayne County Speedway and Millstream Speedway in Findlay.

Four races in Pennsylvania follow, with a June 11 race at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park sandwiched among them as teams prepare for Ohio Sprint Week June 19-27.

Ohio Sprint Week will again kick off the summer stretch with stops at Attica, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County, Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Atomic, Fremont and Limaland Speedway in Lima before closing out with a $10,000-to win-show at Fremont.

The All Stars will continue the summer months with a strong presence in Ohio, along with annual stops in Michigan and Wisconsin.

As summer turns to fall, the transition is highlighted by two iconic races at Port Royal - the Sept. 11 Night Before The 50 and the 48th running of Tuscarora 50 Sept. 12.

The All Star season winds to a close with events at Fremont Sept. 18-19 before the season finale Oct. 10 with the UNOH Sprintacular at Eldora.

Membership agreements for participating owners and drivers will be available in the coming weeks.

An improved social media presence continues on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

2/5/2015
Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, FL
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions
2/6/2015
Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, FL
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions
2/7/2015
Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, FL
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions
2/8/2015
Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, FL
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions
2/11/2015
Volusia Speedway Park - Barberville, FL
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions
2/12/2015
Volusia Speedway Park - Barberville, FL
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions
3/28/2015
Atomic Speedway - Chillicothe, OH
$10,000 to win
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

4/3/2015
Attica Raceway Park - Attica, OH
Spring Nationals
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

4/4/2015
Attica Raceway Park - Attica, OH
Spring Nationals
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

4/18/2015
Wayne County Speedway - Orrville, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

4/19/2015
Bedford Speedway - Bedford, PA
Coffee Pot Classic
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

4/24/2015
Williams Grove Speedway - Mechanicsburg, PA
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

4/25/2015
Port Royal Speedway - Port Royal, PA
Bob Weikert Memorial - $15,000 to win
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

5/1/2015
Lernerville Speedway - Sarver, PA
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

5/2/2015
Mercer Raceway Park - Mercer, PA
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

5/22/2015
Plymouth Speedway - Plymouth, IN
Earl Gaerte Classic
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

5/23/2015
Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

5/24/2015
Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
$10,000 to win
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

5/30/2015
Wayne County Speedway - Orrville, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

5/31/2015
Millstream Speedway - Findlay, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/6/2015
Pittsburghs Pa Motor Speedway - Imperial, PA
The Sasquatch
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/7/2015
Bedford Speedway - Bedford, PA
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/11/2015
Canandaigua Motorsports Park - Canandaigua, NY
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/12/2015
Williams Grove Speedway - Mechanicsburg, PA
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/13/2015
Lincoln Speedway - Abbottstown, PA
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/19/2015
Attica Raceway Park - Attica, OH
Ohio Sprint Week
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/20/2015
Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, OH
Ohio Sprint Week
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/21/2015
Waynesfield Raceway Park - Waynesfield, OH
Ohio Sprint Week
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/22/2015
Wayne County Speedway - Orrville, OH
Ohio Sprint Week
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/23/2015
Sharon Speedway - Hartford, OH
Ohio Sprint Week
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/24/2015
Atomic Speedway - Chillicothe, OH
Ohio Sprint Week
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/25/2015
Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
Ohio Sprint Week
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/26/2015
Limaland Motorsports Park - Lima, OH
Ohio Sprint Week
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/27/2015
Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
Ohio Sprint Week - $10,000 to win
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

7/3/2015
Mercer Raceway Park - Mercer, PA
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

7/4/2015
Mercer Raceway Park - Mercer, PA
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

7/5/2015
Millstream Speedway - Findlay, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

7/11/2015
Sharon Speedway - Hartford, OH
Lou Blaney Memorial - $10,000-to-win
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

7/18/2015
Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, OH
Kings Royal (show up points)
410 Sprints - Winged: World of Outlaws with All Star Circuit of Champions

7/24/2015
Hartford Motor Speedway - Hartford, MI
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

7/25/2015
Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
410 Sprints - Winged: IRA Interstate Racing Association with All Star Circuit of Champions

7/31/2015
Atomic Speedway - Chillicothe, OH
Open Wheel Championship
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions with OVSCA-Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association

8/1/2015
Atomic Speedway - Chillicothe, OH
Open Wheel Championship - $10,000 to win
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions with OVSCA-Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association

8/2/2015
Pittsburghs Pa Motor Speedway - Imperial, PA
2nd annual Sprint Monster
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

8/21/2015
I-96 Speedway - Lake Odessa, MI
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

8/22/2015
Butler Speedway - Quincy, MI
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

8/23/2015
Millstream Speedway - Findlay, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

9/4/2015
Attica Raceway Park - Attica, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

9/5/2015
Attica Raceway Park - Attica, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

9/6/2015
Wayne County Speedway - Orrville, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

9/11/2015
Port Royal Speedway - Port Royal, PA
Night Before The 50
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

9/12/2015
Port Royal Speedway - Port Royal, PA
48th annual Tuscarora 50 - $11,000 to win
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

9/18/2015
Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
Jim Ford Classic Weekend
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

9/19/2015
Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
Jim Ford Classic Weekend
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

10/10/2015
Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, OH
UNOH Sprintacular
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

 

 

 

Pittman holds of Schatz for UNOH All Star win at Volusia

By Brian Liskai

BARBERVILLE, FL. (Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015) – Daryn Pittman recently gave one of his prized gator trophies to a friend whose battling an illness. His daughter demanded he get another and he did just that at Volusia Speedway Park Thursday.

Pittman held off a charging Donnie Schatz the final four laps following a caution to score his nine career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Pittman’s victory was by .078 seconds. Schatz, who started 15th, had the crowd on their feet the final handful of laps as he continuously challenged for the win.

“If you didn’t enjoy that don’t bother even coming back because that’s about as good as it gets,” said Pittman beside his Kasey Kahn/Mike Curb owned machine.

“This is pretty special. I have a good buddy of mine back in Brownsburg, Indiana named Ben that’s battling some illness right now and I gave him the one gator that I had this winter. And my wife Mandy said ‘you know your daughter loves that, it’s a pretty special trophy…the first one you got here.’ I said ‘you know what I have five chances to come down here and win one of these.’ My daughter watched it on TV and she’s upset that she’s not here in victory lane. She recognizes this place as the gator race track. So this is going back to here,” added Pittman beside his Great Clips/Sage Fruit/Team ASE/Curb Records/Factory Kahne backed #9.

“I have to thank my guys. Kale (Kahne)…I didn’t believe him…he kept telling me to run around the top down there (in turns one and two) and I’m thinking ‘I don’t know if that’s a good idea or not.’ Just stuck with it and I’m glad we stuck with our line and won it that way. Hats off to Donny (Schatz). He raced me clean. He could have definitely ate me up there on the back stretch,” concluded Pittman. “Hats off to the entire team, Giggles (Josh Heidcamp, Willie (Kahne) and Kolten (Gouse). This is a big win to get the year started off right.

Schatz put on the show though from his 15th starting position in his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, Bad Boy Buggies machine.

“I have a great race team…these guys do a phenomenal job. It was a good enough race car to win, I just gave it everything I had…I just probably didn’t use up enough race track there. It’s fun to be able to race two wide and race clean and battle to the checkers and give the fans a great race,” said Schatz, the defending World of Outlaws champion.

In the second third of the race it looked like Brad Sweet might power to the victory. But, the Grassvalley, California driver could not chase down his teammate and Schatz.

“I probably burned my tire up there a little bit but I can’t really complain. It was a great race and a great race track. Daryn and Donnie had a pretty good battle up there…probably two of the best in the business,” said Sweet beside his Ollie’s Bargain Outlet/Avantage Health/Sage Fruit/Team ASE/Curb Records/Factory Kahne Shocks backed #49.

“My guys are working really hard on we’re gaining on it. I really appreciate Mike Carber, Austin Wenrich, Red Cat (Rob Beattie), Ty Sipes and Justin Adams…we have a pretty good crew here. It was good to come out here and run good as we start our season tomorrow,” added Sweet.

Pittman and Danny Lasoski would bring the field to green for the fifth UNOH All Star feature of 2015. Pittman would drive into the lead over Lasoski, Kerry Madsen, Lucas Wolfe, the previous night’s winner Greg Hodnett and Sweet.

Lasoski would slip up the track on lap four allowing Madsen to drive into second as the leaders found the back of the pack by lap six. By lap 10 Pittman was in heavy lapped traffic as Sweet powered into second utilizing the extreme high line while Madsen, Lasoski and Hodnett gave chase.

At the half-way point Sweet was closing rapidly on Pittman and drove around the leader to take the point as they crossed the start-finish line on lap 17. However, Pittman would drive the bottom grove in turns one and two to regain the lead.

The first caution would fly on lap 22 with Pittman leading Sweet, Madsen, Lasoski, Hodnett and a closing Schatz who was working the bottom line to perfection. On the restart Schatz would drive under three cars to take third.

Another caution would fly on lap 23 and the crowed was eagerly anticipating the restart to see if Schatz could take the lead. When the race resumed Schatz would blast under Sweet for second and drove right to the rear bumper of Pittman. But, the caution would fly on lap 25 for Wolfe who had a flat tire and would retire from the race.

When the green flew again Pittman had his hands full with Schatz as Sweet and Madsen battled for third but Lasoski would experience problems and spin to bring out the final caution with just four laps to go.

Pittman would not budge from his high line in turns one and two on the restart and Schatz pulled beside him. But, Pittman’s momentum would keep him in the lead. The lead duo would race nose to tail over the next three laps.

When they exited turn four coming to the finish, Schatz gave it one final try and came up just a fraction of a second short.

Behind Pittman, Schatz and Sweet were Hodnett, Madsen, Joey Saldana, David Gravel, Cody Darrah, Jason Sides and Terry McCarl.

The New UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will begin their battle for the $100,000 point fund on March 28 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car tour. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com

Volusia Speedway Park - 2/12/2015 UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (31 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.912; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.992; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.013; 4. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.022; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.031; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.039; 7. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.066; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.072; 9. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.072; 10. 83-David Gravel, 13.094; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.111; 12. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.123; 13. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.186; 14. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.193; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.201; 16. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.204; 17. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.215; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.223; 19. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.272; 20. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.279; 21. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.297; 22. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.345; 23. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.376; 24. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.389; 25. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.405; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.407; 27. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.417; 28. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.443; 29. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.457; 30. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon, 13.496; 31. i07-Steve Buckwalter, 13.585

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 3. 51-Paul McMahan[4] ; 4. 83-David Gravel[3] ; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen[6] ; 6. 1-Lucas Wolfe[5] ; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[8] ; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer[7] ; 9. 11-Steve Kinser[9] ; 10. i07-Steve Buckwalter[11] ; 11. 4S-Danny Smith[10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24-Terry McCarl[2] ; 2. 63-Kody Swanson[1] ; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman[6] ; 4. 49-Brad Sweet[4] ; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky[8] ; 6. 7S-Jason Sides[3] ; 7. 2-Shane Stewart[5] ; 8. 4-Cody Darrah[10] ; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[7] ; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski[6] ; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1] ; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana[3] ; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney[5] ; 7. 14K-Dale Blaney[7] ; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon[10] ; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 9-Daryn Pittman[1] ; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski[2] ; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 4. 51-Paul McMahan[5] ; 5. 98H-Dave Blaney[4] ; 6. 1-Lucas Wolfe[6]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 41-Jason Johnson[5] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[7] ; 3. 4-Cody Darrah[11] ; 4. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon[12] ; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[3] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson[9] ; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen[8] ; 9. 2-Shane Stewart[1] ; 10. 4S-Danny Smith[10]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 9-Daryn Pittman[1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[15]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[7]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[8]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen[3]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana[11]; 7. 83-David Gravel[9]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah[23]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides[10]; 10. 24-Terry McCarl[13]; 11. 98H-Dave Blaney[5]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson[20]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart[17]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser[14]; 15. 59-Danny Holtgraver[12]; 16. 63-Kody Swanson[16]; 17. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon[24]; 18. 2L-Danny Lasoski[2]; 19. 1-Lucas Wolfe[6]; 20. 11-Steve Kinser[22]; 21. 51-Paul McMahan[4]; 22. 7-Craig Dollansky[21]; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[19]; 24. 45-Tim Shaffer[18] Hard Charger: 4-Cody Darrah[+15]

©2015 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Greg Hodnett powers to UNOH All Star win at Volusia Speedway Park

By Brian Liskai

BARBERVILLE, FL. (Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015) – Greg Hodnett has served noticed. His Mike Heffner team will be a force to be reckoned with in 2015.

The Thomasville, Pennsylvania driver was able to maneuver through traffic and led all 30 laps at Volusia Speedway Park to claim the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory.

Hodnett’s victory stops a three race win streak for Kerry Madsen.

It was the 81st appearance of Tony Stewart’s New All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals. For Hodnett it was his 19th career series victory and the second All Star win at Volusia for the driver of the Lelands.com/Eagle Steel/Trone Outdoor machine.

“We qualified well and got a great run in the dash to put us up front and that helped tremendously. The guys gave me a perfect race car. There were times in traffic where I was hand over hand…it was a handful on the cushion at times,” said Hodnett.

“We are working with a new Triple X chassis this year and tried some things and it worked and I got one of these gator trophies,” added Hodnett.

Danny Lasoski, who set the fastest lap in qualifications, took second from Paul McMahan on lap 23 but couldn’t catch Hodnett in traffic.

“I have to thank Todd Quiring for giving me this opportunity. It’s great to be back with Guy Forbrook and I’m extremely excited for the season,” said Lasoski, who leads all drivers with 16 career All Stars wins at Volusia.

“I spun my wheels on the start and that’s what cost me. You can’t give someone like Greg that kind of an advantage,” added Lasoski.

Brad Sweet would drive his Kasey Kahne Racing entry into third on lap 23 after having started seventh on the racy half mile.

“We missed it a little in time trials and you just can’t do that with the level of talent we have here. It was a great first night for our Ollie’s Bargain Outlets, Avantage health, Sage Fruit, Team ASE car,” said Sweet.

“My hands and arms hurt. I have to get in racing shape but I had a lot of fun tonight and can’t wait until tomorrow,” added Sweet.

Hodnett and Lasoski would bring the field to green for their 30 lap main event but eighth place starter Joey Saldana would spin coming out of turn four, with most of the field narrowly missing “The Brownsburg Bullet.

Donny Schatz and Dave Blaney would also get together in turn one and a red was brought out so that crews could separate the two machines.

When the green came back out, Hodnett set sail as McMahan, Lasoski, Kerry Madsen, Sweet and Dale Blaney gave chase.

The caution flew on lap two when Cody Darrah and Lucas Wolfe spun in turn two. When the race resumed it would go to the end without stoppage.

Hodnett would pull away to a commanding lead while the action for second was heating up between McMahan, Lasoski and Madsen. Hodnett would race into traffic by the 10th circuit.

Hodnett would patiently pick off the lapped cars as McMahan and Lasoski were unable to make up any ground.

With 10 laps to go Hodnett continued to work through traffic as once again McMahan, Lasoski and now Sweet tried to hunt him down. On lap 23 McMahan tried to drive under a lapped car and slid up the track allowing Lasoski and Sweet to get by.

Hodnett would drive to the win over Lasoski, Sweet, McMahan, Madsen, Daryn Pittman (up from 13th), David Gravel (up from 15th), Blaney, Jason Johnson (up from 14th) and Jason Sides would round out the top 10.

The New UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will be back in action Thursday, Feb. 12 at Volusia Speedway Park.

Tickets to the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park are on sale at www.DIRTcarNationals.com. The Volusia events will also be broadcast by DIRTVision on the award winning www.DIRTVision.com. Fans can follow the UNOH All Stars Circuit of Champions on Twitter, @ASCoC, and join the conversation using the hashtag #TheNewAllstars. Like us on Facebook and post your favorite All Star pictures on Instagram. The series official website remains www.AllStarSprint.com Volusia Speedway Park - 2/11/2015 UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (28 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - 1. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.039; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.082; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.094; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.109; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.112; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.143; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.145; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.183; 9. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.189; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.215; 11. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.231; 12. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.251; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.273; 14. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.349; 15. 83-David Gravel, 13.351; 16. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.391; 17. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.420; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.422; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.430; 20. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.464; 21. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.481; 22. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.482; 23. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.511; 24. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.553; 25. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon, 13.566; 26. i07-Steve Buckwalter, 13.600; 27. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.673; 28. 71MX-Paul May, 99.990

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9-Daryn Pittman[2] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[4] ; 4. 2L-Danny Lasoski[6] ; 5. 4-Cody Darrah[8] ; 6. 14K-Dale Blaney[5] ; 7. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 9. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 41-Jason Johnson[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana[4] ; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[6] ; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen[5] ; 6. 63-Kody Swanson[3] ; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson[7] ; 8. 59-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 9. i07-Steve Buckwalter[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 83-David Gravel[2] ; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney[4] ; 3. 1-Lucas Wolfe[3] ; 4. 51-Paul McMahan[6] ; 5. 7S-Jason Sides[5] ; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky[8] ; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 8. 4S-Danny Smith[7] ; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[1]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 27-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski[1] ; 3. 51-Paul McMahan[4] ; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[5] ; 6. 7S-Jason Sides[6]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson[4] ; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[2] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 4S-Danny Smith[5] ; 7. i07-Steve Buckwalter[8] ; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon[7] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett[1]; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski[2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[7]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan[3]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen[4]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman[13]; 7. 83-David Gravel[15]; 8. 14K-Dale Blaney[5]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson[14]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides[6]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser[16]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz[11]; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky[21]; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah[17]; 15. 71M-Joey Saldana[8]; 16. 4-Cody Darrah[19]; 17. 59-Danny Holtgraver[22]; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[18]; 19. 1-Lucas Wolfe[12]; 20. 63-Kody Swanson[10]; 21. 98H-Dave Blaney[9]; 22. 4S-Danny Smith[20]; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer[23]; 24. 77X-Wayne Johnson[24] Hard Charger: 83-David Gravel[+8]

©2015 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

 

MADSEN MAKES IT A CLEAN SWEEP OF ALL STARS AT BUBBA RACEWAY PARK

By Brian Liskai

OCALA, FL. (Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015) - Kerry Madsen made it look easy the first two nights of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions visit to Bubba Raceway Park as he roared to the victories. However, the third night proved not to be so easy, but the outcome was the same. The Madman would lead 29 of the 30 laps and record his third straight victory.

Madsen's three wins moves him atop the win total for All Star races at Bubba with 4 career victories...all in a row as he won the last series race at the track. It is his sixth overall All Star win.

Madsen, with his Brian Morrison horsepower, made a fantastic move in lapped traffic with five to go to retake the lead from Chad Kemenah, who had used the traffic to drive into the lead the previous lap.

"All weekend I've been running a real nice line and it's worked well. Tonight it just wouldn't work. It got real gritty up there so I just kind of figured no one was going to go around me up there cause I can't go around anyone up there so I tried to start and stop it on the bottom. I wasn't really good at it but I was good enough in one and two. Chad had me clean there and I had one shot around the outside and I took it. That was a tough race," said Madsen beside his Keneric Racing/American Racing Custom Wheels/Earthex Logistics backed #29.

"Lapped traffic was difficult. I couldn't get through it quite as good as I could the last two nights. You make a decision where someone was running the lap before and they change their line and I was struggling with it. I knew there would be someone on my heels and I wasn't very good in four. When you're running like that you're trying to stay focused and maximize where you are good," added Madsen.

"This is a fun track and I really appreciate the effort Bubba (Clem, track promoter) and Tony (Stewart, All Star owner) put in...especially Tony and all the All Star officials. The crowds have been fantastic and it's a fun place to be," concluded Madsen.

For Kemenah, who has been reunited with his brother Brian as the Hunter Racing Team mechanic, the strong second place run is a shot in the arm as the team heads to Volusia Speedway Park.

"It was a blast. Kerry did what he had to do. I got by him there and the lapped cars got pretty confusing sometimes but I'm not complaining. This feels great to be a race car driver rather than an owner...I can't thank Rob and Rita Hunter enough and my brother and everybody sticking behind me. There's a lot of people out there who probably think I can't drive any more. I hope there was some people watching. I'm getting more and more comfortable every race with my brother and I hope we can keep going better and better. We're going to get one before we leave Florida," said Kemenah beside his Seneca Energy/Night Hawk Holdings/Brilex LLC backed #10h.

"I want to thank J&J, Kistler Engines...Paul builds a hell of a power plant...man this thing runs...it showed in qualifying," added Kemenah.

For the second straight night Steve Kinser would bring his Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Motorsports #11 home in third though he and Kemenah battled several laps for the runner-up spot.

"We went backwards there early in the race and lost three or four spots then we got going pretty good. Sort of got trapped where I didn't want to be at the start of the race and then got by Chad and shouldn't have let him slip back by. I thought I had him and I got into one a little too slow and he got back by me. I was trying to catch the bottom there and I would have been better off to motor it right on in there. All in all I had a chance and just didn't get it done," said Kinser of his Bad Boy Buggies backed machine.

"It's a pleasure just driving now. The past four years I've been taking care of the car and now it's being taken care of at his (Tony Stewart) shop and I just show up and drive. I don't have to worry about the guys working on the car and payroll. He let me run the team as I wanted to. I told him I didn't want to run much more and he said why don't you just run it out of my shop and I said that sounded like a good deal," added Kinser..

Tim Shaffer and Madsen would bring the field to green for the 30 lap feature with Madsen gaining the advantage as Danny Holtgraver had a tremendous drive into second with Shaffer back to third followed by Dale Blaney, Kemenah and Steve Buckwalter in tow.

Shortly after two laps were scored Tyler Clem and Brent Matus would spin in turn four to bring out the caution. On the restart Madsen would pull away from Holtgraver as Kemenah powered to third with Blaney, Shaffer and Buckwalter giving chase. Kemenah would take second on lap six just as the caution would fly for a Caleb Armstrong spin. Armstrong would spin again on the restart.

When the green flew again the race would go to the end without a stoppage.

Madsen appeared to be comfortably on his way to the win until he encountered heavy lapped traffic on lap 12. Kemenah slowly ate into the Mad Man's lead with Kinser also closing. By lap 17 Kemenah had his hands full with Kinser as they tried to chase down Madsen.

With eight laps to go the leaders were in heavy lapped traffic again and Kemenah and Kinser were within a couple of car lengths of Madsen who was struggling in turn four. Coming to the line to complete lap 24 Kemenah shot off the bottom of turn four, split a lapped car and took the lead.

But, going into turn one, Madsen shot to the outside to regain the top spot. With five laps to go the running order was Madsen, Kemenah, Kinser, Blaney and Holtgraver.

Madsen would clear the traffic and would drive to the win over Kemenah, Kinser, Blaney, Holtgraver, Shaffer, Wayne Johnson, Lucas Wolfe, Buckwalter and Parker Price Miller.

The UNOH All Stars now head to Volusia Speed Park located near Barberville, Florida for racing on Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 12 as part of the DIRTcar Nationals.

Volusia Speedway Park is located at 1500 East State Road 40, Deleon Springs Florida. Event information is available by calling 1-704-795-7223 or visit www.dirtcar.ticketforce.com.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car tour. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com.

Ocala Speedway - 2/8/2015

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (19 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying -

1. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.183; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.203; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.214; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.381; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.440; 6. I07-Steve Buckwalter, 12.453; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.482; 8. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 12.638; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.675; 10. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.681; 11. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 12.785; 12. 14-Tyler Clem, 12.947; 13. 4-Danny Smith, 12.966; 14. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.991; 15. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.184; 16. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.189; 17. 71M-Paul May, 13.488; 18. 33-Brent Matus, 13.714; 19. 10-Terry Gray, 14.071

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 77X-Wayne Johnson[2] ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[4] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[6] ; 7. 10-Terry Gray[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 2. 1-Lucas Wolfe[2] ; 3. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 71M-Paul May[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[4] ; 3. 14-Tyler Clem[1] ; 4. I07-Steve Buckwalter[3] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[5] ; 6. 33-Brent Matus[6]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 9 starting positions of A-feature

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[1] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[8] ; 6. 11-Steve Kinser[7] ; 7. I07-Steve Buckwalter[9] ; 8. 77X-Wayne Johnson[6] ; 9. 1-Lucas Wolfe[5]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 29-Kerry Madsen[2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[6]; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[5]; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3]; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson[8]; 8. 1-Lucas Wolfe[9]; 9. I07-Steve Buckwalter[7]; 10. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[14]; 11. 55F-Taylor Ferns[11]; 12. 4-Danny Smith[13]; 13. 71M-Paul May[17]; 14. 13-Brandon Matus[15]; 15. 49H-Bradley Howard[16]; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[10]; 17. 10-Terry Gray[19]; 18. 14-Tyler Clem[12]; 19. 33-Brent Matus[18]

Hard Charger: 9P-Parker Price-Miller[+4]

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Madsen makes it two UNOH All Star wins in a row at Bubba

By Brian Liskai

OCALA, FL. (Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015) – Kerry Madsen seems to have found something at Bubba Raceway Park that the competition hasn’t discovered as yet. The Sydney, Australia native led all 30 laps Saturday to score his second straight University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions feature win in as many nights.

“The Mad Man” survived heavy lapped traffic and a couple of restarts to score his fifth career All Star victory – 3 of which have now come at Bubba Raceway Park.

“When you have Dale Blaney behind you there’s no letting up. We had a good run and a good car. I just really want to thank our sponsors, American Racing Custom Wheels, Earthex Logistics…big hello and thank you to the guys at home, Bob Gavranich and Pete Gavranich and a big thank you to our engine builder to Brian Meyers…the things just rip. Steve Kent at KCP Chassis…just fantastic race cars. Thanks to my wife…hope she’s listening out there in Iowa,” said Madsen of his Keneric Racing machine.

“I really enjoy being here and appreciate the effort of Bubba (Clem, track promoter) and Tony (Stewart, All Star owner) and everyone puts in. It was an enthusiastic crowd…we really appreciate that,” continued Madsen.

As for winning three in a row?

“You really come here just to have a good run. When you win a race the stars are aligned. It’s as simple as that. Tomorrow night is a new night and there are a lot of quick cars here. We’ve got a great package and we’ll see,” concluded Madsen.

Five time All Star champion Dale Blaney would hound Madsen and a few times in heavy lapped traffic closed to within a car length of the leader. And after suffering a mechanical failure on the season opener the previous night, Blaney was happy to finish second.

“I’m disappointed in qualifying. We raced really well after that. For what ever reason the last two nights we haven’t qualified good and I put 50 percent of that on me at least…maybe 80. I just haven’t made very good laps,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Winchester Ag Services/Penske Shocks backed machine.

“Kerry was a little bit better…traffic was pretty cool for awhile. It was fun. Kerry’s been running pretty good and to run second to him…I’ll take it,” said Blaney.

Steve Kinser would hold off a charging Danny Holtgraver for a third place finish.

“We didn’t make any headway. Started third and finished third. I just couldn’t get through three and four very good. I was pretty good in one and two. I could get through three in four about one every five or six times. I was just losing too much time there,” said Kinser beside his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports/Bad Boy Buggies #11.

Blaney and Madsen would bring the field to the green for the 30-lap feature with Madsen gaining the upper hand. The leaders would set a lightening quick pace, hitting lapped traffic by only the fourth circuit.

Blaney would drive to Madsen’s inside to challenge by lap five and six but once clear of traffic Madsen would pull away.

Behind the lead duo, Kinser, Steve Buckwalter, Wayne Johnson and Danny Holtgraver were battle for third.

Action would grind to a halt on lap 11 when Mark Coldren would tumble in turn four. After Coldren walked back to the infield and the track was cleared the green would fly with Madsen pulling away from Blaney with Kinser, Holtgraver, Buckwalter, Johnson, Chad Kemenah and Caleb Armstrong would follow.

The caution would fly soon after for a Tyler Clem spin. Again when the green flew so did Madsen who would catch the rear of the field at the halfway point as Blaney slowly closed with Kinser trying to hold off Holtgraver.

With 12 laps to go the running order was Madsen, Blaney, Kinser, Holtgraver, Johnson, a charging Danny Smith, Kemenah and Buckwalter.

Blaney and Kinser would get one more shot at Madsen when the caution would fly for the final time on lap 23 for an Armstrong spin. But, when the green reappeared Madsen would drive off.

At the checkers it was Madsen over Blaney, Kinser, Holtgraver and Johnson in the top five.

The UNOH All Stars will wrap up their three night event at Bubba Raceway Park on Sunday, Feb. 8. Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 NW Gainesville Rd in Ocala, Fla. Ticket and event information is available by calling (352) 622-9400, visiting www.BubbaRacewayPark.com or Facebook.com/BubbaRacewayPark.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car tour. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com.

Ocala Speedway - 2/7/2015 UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (21 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.069; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.088; 3. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.126; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.246; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.379; 6. I07-Steve Buckwalter, 12.388; 7. 4-Danny Smith, 12.561; 8. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.593; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.599; 10. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.614; 11. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.802; 12. 14-Tyler Clem, 12.815; 13. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 12.823; 14. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.862; 15. 40-Mark Imler, 12.909; 16. 71M-Paul May, 13.013; 17. O7-Mark Coldren, 13.048; 18. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.122; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.364; 20. 10-Terry Gray, 13.633; 21. 33-Brent Matus, 14.067

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson[1] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[4] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 4. 55F-Taylor Ferns[5] ; 5. 71M-Paul May[6] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. O7-Mark Coldren[6] ; 7. 10-Terry Gray[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11-Steve Kinser[4] ; 2. I07-Steve Buckwalter[3] ; 3. 14-Tyler Clem[1] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 5. 40-Mark Imler[5] ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[6] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[7]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 9 starting positions of A-feature 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[1] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 4. 77X-Wayne Johnson[4] ; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. I07-Steve Buckwalter[5] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[9] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[8]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 29-Kerry Madsen[2]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[1]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[3]; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver[5]; 5. 77X-Wayne Johnson[4]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7]; 7. 4-Danny Smith[9]; 8. I07-Steve Buckwalter[6]; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer[10]; 10. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[14]; 11. 55F-Taylor Ferns[11]; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8]; 13. 13-Brandon Matus[18]; 14. 71M-Paul May[16]; 15. 14-Tyler Clem[12]; 16. 40-Mark Imler[13]; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard[17]; 18. 33-Brent Matus[19]; 19. 10-Terry Gray[20]; 20. O7-Mark Coldren[15]; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel[21] Hard Charger: 13-Brandon Matus[+5]

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Madsen scores last lap pass for win to open new era for UNOH All Stars

By Brian Liskai

OCALA, FL. (Friday, Feb. 6, 2015) – Australian Kerry Madsen opened the new era for the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions with an exciting last lap pass of Aaron Reutzel to score the season opening victory at Bubba Raceway Park Friday night.

“The Mad Man” actually recorded the fastest lap of the entire race on that last lap. But it was a caution flag with three laps to go that gave him the opportunity as Reutzel’s motor began to sour. Madsen now has four career All Star wins.

“On that last lap I saw him (Reutzel) go to the bottom in one. I said a hail Mary and went for it to the outside and it stuck. That was insane!” said Madsen who opened the All Star season in 2014 with a win at Bubba as well.

“I have to thank Tony (Stewart) and Bubba (Clem) for deciding to rework the track after qualifying. It made for a great feature. I have to thank my guys in the shop. They worked hard all winter and it showed tonight. Bob and Peter Gavranich (team owners) hopefully got to watch this on TV,” added Madsen beside his American Racing Custom Wheels, Earthex Logistics, Keneric Racing backed #29.

Reutzel, who already has a 410 win in 2015, looked to be on his way to his first All Star victory. The 24-year-old racer from Texas took the lead on lap two when Caleb Armstrong made contact with the turn four guard rail and threaded his way through lapped traffic like a surgeon.

But, with three laps to go Danny Smith, who was battling with Madsen for second, slipped off the racing groove in turn four and made contact with the front stretch wall to bring out the caution.

While under yellow, Reutzel actually developed a small oil fire. When the green flew on the restart Reutzel’s motor began to sound sour. As they raced to the white flag Madsen was right on Reutzel’s rear bumper and when Reutzel went to the bottom of turn one, Madsen shot around on the high side and drove to the win.

“I knew my motor was laying down…I was just trying to block those last couple of laps. I hate this for all the people who have helped me and supported me but we’ll be back tomorrow,” said Reutzel beside his BC Fundz/Basic One Services/Lone Star Hydro and Maintenance backed #87.

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer, a four time All Star champion, would drive a solid race to finish third.

“I have Ripper (Kyle) came down with me to help work on the car. That allows me to watch the track and the competition and that is huge. I have to thank Bryan Grove for the opportunity and Gressman Powersports…they build a great engine for small tracks and big tracks,” said Shaffer of his Canton Erectors/Brilex LLC/Helms and Son Excavating backed #45.

Reutzel and Armstrong would bring the field to green for their 30-lap feature with Armstrong gaining the advantage. However, after leading the first lap, as he rocketed through turns three and four to complete lap 2, Armstrong slipped up the track and made contact with the outside fence, bringing out the caution.

On the restart Reutzel now led Smith, Madsen, Shaffer and Steve Kinser. But, the racing would grind to a halt shortly after as the team cars of Bradley Howard and Jordan Givler tangled in turn three with Howard getting upside down. Howard was uninjured but done for the night.

When the green flew again so did Reutzel as he pulled away from Smith. The leaders found lapped traffic by lap 9 and Reutzel’s lead began to evaporate. At the halfway point the running order was Reutzel, Smith, Shaffer, Madsen, Kinser and Chad Kemenah.

Reutzel, a rookie to 410 sprint car racing, sliced and dices his way through traffic and with five laps to go held a 6 car length lead over Smith who now had his hands full with Madsen. With three to go, Smith slipped up high in turn four and made contact with the turn four fence, ending his night and setting up the fantastic finish.

The UNOH All Stars will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, Feb. 8 at Bubba Raceway Park. Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 NW Gainesville Rd in Ocala, Fla. Ticket and event information is available by calling (352) 622-9400, visiting www.BubbaRacewayPark.com or Facebook.com/BubbaRacewayPark.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car touring organization. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com

Ocala Speedway - 2/6/2015
UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (22 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying -
1. i07-Steve Buckwalter, 12.868; 2. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.880; 3. 10h-Chad Kemanah, 12.951; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.959; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.975; 6. 14k-Dale Blaney , 13.120; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.129; 8. 4-Danny Smith, 13.352; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.353; 10. O7-Mark Coldren, 13.479; 11. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.499; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.515; 13. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.538; 14. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.565; 15. 14-Tyler Clem, 13.660; 16. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 13.704; 17. 71m-Paul May, 13.723; 18. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.727; 19. 10-Terry Gray, 13.814; 20. 40-Mark Imler, 13.945; 21. 49-Jordan Givler, 14.613; 22. 33-Brent Matus, 14.643

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 3. I07-Steve Buckwalter[4] ; 4. 13-Brandon Matus[5] ; 5. 77X-Wayne Johnson[6] ; 6. 10-Terry Gray[7] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 2. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[4] ; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 6. 71m-Paul May[6] ; 7. 40-Mark Imler[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[2] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemanah[4] ; 4. 14k-Dale Blaney [3] ; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard[6] ; 6. 14-Tyler Clem[5] ; 7. 49-Jordan Givler[7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[6]

A-Main - (30 Laps)
1. 29-Kerry Madsen[3]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[5]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser[8]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemanah[9]; 6. 77x-Wayne Johnson[16]; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver[14]; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns[6]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus[13]; 10. i07-Steve Buckwalter[7]; 11. 71m-Paul May[17]; 12. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[10]; 13. 10-Terry Gray[19]; 14. 14-Tyler Clem[15]; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2]; 16. 40-Mark Imler[20]; 17. 33-Brent Matus[22]; 18. 4-Danny Smith[4]; 19. 14k-Dale Blaney [11]; 20. 49-Jordan Givler[21]; 21. 49H-Bradley Howard[18]; 22. O7-Mark Coldren[12]
Hard Charger: 77x-Wayne Johnson[+10]

©2015 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Saturated Surface Postpones All Star Opener at Bubba Raceway Park

Three-Day Affair Will Now Be Contested Friday, Saturday and Sunday

OCALA, Fla. (February 5, 2015) - Heavy overnight rains that lingered late into the morning have forced All Star Circuit of Champions and Bubba Raceway Park officials to postpone tonight's scheduled season opener for the 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series.

"There was simply no way we could put together a quality race surface for the teams and an entertaining show for the fans tonight," said promoter Bubba Clem. "Everyone has worked so hard to get here the past couple of weeks, the last thing we wanted to do is have them tear up their equipment, so we're going to race on Sunday and give the racers their full three day show."

The three-day Bubba Army Winter Nationals, paying $5,000-to-win each night, now shifts to Friday, February 6, Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8. Friday and Saturday's events will begin at 7:30 p.m. while Sunday's racing will feature a special early start time of 5:30 p.m.

Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 NW Gainesville Rd in Ocala, Fla. Ticket and event information is available by calling (352) 622-9400, visiting www.BubbaRacewayPark.com or Facebook.com/BubbaRacewayPark.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car tour. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com.

 

 

A new energy, a new attitude - UNOH All Stars set to kick off 2015 season

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

By Brian Liskai

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – An exciting new era for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Car Series – the nation’s original traveling sprint car series – will kick off with five races over eight days in sunny FLORIDA beginning Thursday, Feb. 5 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

The new All Stars will embark under the leadership of series owner Tony Stewart, who has energized “America’s Series” - its fans, race teams and tracks. Stewart, the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion and former IndyCar and USAC triple-crown champion, will be very visible during the UNOH All Star events in Florida.

The All Stars – with a new attitude – will kick off the season at the Bubba Army Winter Nationals with three $5,000-to-win events - Thursday, Feb. 5, Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7. The UNOH All Stars then travel a short distance to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida to be part of the DIRTcar Nationals. The All Stars will compete Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 12.

Due to the recent change in ownership of the UNOH All Stars, the events in Florida, while sanctioned by the series, will not count toward the 2015 national point championship. However, tow money will be distributed according to 2014 point standings (competitor bulletin posted at www.AllStarSprint.com).

Five-time and defending All Star champion Dale Blaney will lead a strong contingent of All Star drivers. Expected to compete is four-time series champion Chad Kemenah; Danny Holtgraver, new comer Ryan Smith, 2014 national 410 winged sprint car rookie of the year Aaron Reutzel, Cale Thomas, Jac and Sheldon Haudenschild, two-time series champion Greg Wilson and four-time All Star champion Tim Shaffer.

The UNOH All Star events in Florida also draw many of the World of Outlaw teams like 20-time champion Steve Kinser. Look for “The Madman” Kerry Madsen, Craig Dollansky, Joey Saldana and more to compete.

Adding to the excitement will be several drivers from the PA Posse and various regional series.

Advance tickets and event information about the Fourth Annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals can be found at www.bubbaracewaypark.com. For those unable to be at Ocala, the races at Bubba Raceway Park will be streamed via online pay-per-view at www.xsan.tv.

Tickets to the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park are on sale now at www.DIRTcarNationals.com. The Volusia events will also be broadcast by DIRTVision on the award winning www.DIRTVision.com.

Fans can follow the UNOH All Stars Circuit of Champions on Twitter, @ASCoC, and join the conversation using the hashtag #TheNewAllstars. Like us on Facebook and post your favorite All Star pictures on Instagram. The series official website remains www.AllStarSprint.com.

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion Events

Bubba Raceway Park – Feb. 5-7

Volusia Speedway Park – Feb. 11-12

Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL)

(schedules subject to change)

· Wednesday, February 4th: Sprint car open practice, 6-9 p.m.

· Thursday, February 5th: $5,000-to-win show; pit gates open at noon; hot laps 7 p.m.

· Friday, February 6th: $5,000-to-win show; pit gates open at noon; hot laps 7 p.m.

· Saturday, February 7th: $5,000-to-win show; pit gates open at noon; hot laps 7 p.m.

Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL)

(schedules subject to change)

· Tuesday, February 10th: open practice; pit gates open at noon; practice 7:30 p.m.

· Wednesday, February 11th: $5,000-to-win show; pit gates open at 10 a.m.; drivers’ meeting, 5:15 p.m.; hot laps 6 p.m.

· Thursday, February 12th: $5,000-to-win show; pit gates open at 10 a.m.; drivers’ meeting, 5:15 p.m.; hot laps 6 p.m.

News and Notes: Bubba Raceway Park & Volusia Speedway Park (February 2015)

· All events will be officially sanctioned, but will not count towards the 2015 National Points Fund

· All events will follow the 2014 All Star Circuit of Champions rules book with the following amendment and recommendation:

Hoosier H-R15 RR tire has been approved for use.

· Tethers and torsion stops are strongly recommended

· Refer to the World of Outlaws bulletin for 2015 rule changes specific to the World of Outlaws if staying for those events.

· All 2014 members in good standing will receive 2 free pit passes per event

· Tow money will be distributed as follows:

o $300 for positions 1-5 (based on 2014 final National points fund standings)

o $200 for positions 6-8 (based on 2014 final National points fund standings)

o $150 for positions 9-10 (based on 2014 final National points fund standings)

o 2014 National Champion receives extra $200 tow money for tow paying races

o One tow money/past champion’s payment for multiple shows at same venue; must attend all shows to be eligible to receive tow money

o Tow money will be paid at the track following the final event at each venue

o Top 10 positions will reset on a weekly basis during the 2015 season (more information to be provided on this after the Florida events)

Additional information on the 2015 schedule, memberships and sanction agreements will be provided after the Floridaevents All owners/drivers are encouraged to email applicable contact information (name, address, cell number, email address) to allstars@tonystewart.com

*Tow money eligible drivers for Florida events are 1. Dale Blaney; 2. Jac Haudenschild; 3. Danny Holtgraver; 4. Tim Shaffer; 5. Lee Jacobs; 6. Chad Kemenah; 7. Andrew Palker; 8. Caleb Helms; 9. Sheldon Haudenschild; 10. Cole Duncan

 

 

Tony Stewart To Acquire All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series Purchase Secures Future of Nation’s Oldest Winged Sprint Car Tour

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 28, 2015) – Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart has agreed to terms with Guy Webb, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series, to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour.

The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. The transaction between Webb and Stewart will proceed immediately.

“I’ve put my heart and soul into the All Star Circuit of Champions for many years, and it gives me great peace of mind to hand over the reins of this series to Tony Stewart,” Webb said. “Tony is dirt track racing’s biggest advocate, and he’s always working in the best interest of sprint car racing. His leadership will ensure the success of this series for many years to come.”

“My passion for sprint car racing is well known, and the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series has been a pillar of the sport for a long time,” Stewart said. “Racing is my business, and I look forward to building on the All Star Series’ already impressive legacy by taking it to a new level of success and sustainability.”

Stewart is a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion whose portfolio of dirt-track racing businesses include Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and Tony Stewart Racing, which fields entries for six-time and reigning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and 20-time World of Outlaws champion King of the Outlaws, Steve Kinser.

Augmenting the purchase of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series are the terms Stewart reached separately with Rob Hunter and Shane Helms, principals of the Renegade Sprint Series. The agreement will bring drivers from both series’ together under the All Star Circuit of Champions banner in 2015.

The 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions schedule boasts 50 race dates and has been assembled through a collaborative effort between sanctioning bodies, existing speedways and promoters new to the series. Highlights include:

A national point fund totaling more than $100,000.

Season-opening events at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, Feb. 5-7 and at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, Feb. 11-12. The transition in ownership will see these events designated as non-point races.

The first point race toward the national point fund will be March 28 at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek kicks off at Attica Raceway Park followed by traditional stops at Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Atomic Speedway, Fremont Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park and the $10,000-to-win finale at Fremont.

Pennsylvania’s Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway will again play host to the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series as part of several tours through the Keystone State.

The season championship will conclude at the UNOH Sprintacular Oct. 10 at Eldora Speedway.

The full season schedule and new management team will be announced soon, and news updates will be posted as available on www.AllStarSprint.com.

An improved social media presence begins immediately on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

 

 

 

UNOH All Stars Kick-Off 2015 Season at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park

CAMARGO, IL. – One of America’s oldest traveling sprint car organizations, the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions, will kick off their 2015 racing season with the traditional journey to sunny Florida.

The UNOH All Star teams will battle during five events – all paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start the A-Main – at two tracks over eight days.

It begins at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida with three shows – Thursday, Feb. 5; Friday, Feb. 6; and Saturday, Feb. 7. The UNOH All Stars then travel a short distance to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, to be part of the DIRTcar Nationals. The UNOH All Stars will compete Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 12.

The UNOH All Stars are part of the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at the Ocala speedplant. The Winter Nationals features 14 nights of the best dirt racers in the world with the World of Outlaws Late Models; the UNOH All Star sprints; the DIRTcar UMP Open Wheel Modifieds; the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars; and the Nesmith Crate Dirt Late Model Series.

During the 2014 Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Dave Blaney scored his 46th career UNOH All Star win and 2014 Kings Royal winner Kerry Madsen would score his third career series victory on Feb. 10.

The DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park runs Tuesday, Feb. 10, through Saturday, Feb. 21. Nearly 200 teams are expected compete during the 12 nights of racing at the high-speed, half-mile oval. Besides the UNOH All Stars, the DIRTcar Nationals features the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series; the UMP Modifieds; the World of Outlaws Late Models; the UMP Late Models; and the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds. You never know who you’ll see in the pits each night, but NASCAR racers like Austin and Ty Dillon will be among those from all over the country and Canada trying to earn their share of nearly half a million dollars in winnings — not to mention one of the prized Gator trophies.

Last year at Volusia, the UNOH All Stars lost the opening event to rain, but Joey Saldana, who sits third in career All Star wins, would record his 71st series victory.

The big question coming into the 2015 season is can Dale Blaney, who scored his fifth career UNOH All Star Championship with 16 series wins in 2014, keep his hot streak rolling. Expect young chargers like Sheldon Haudenschild, Danny Holtgraver, Ryan Smith, Aaron Reutzel, Cale Thomas, and more like veteran Jac Haudenschild to challenge Blaney.

INFO for Bubba Raceway Park:

WHAT: The Fourth Annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals is a 19-night event at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

WHO: UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion Sprints; World of Outlaw Late Models; NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series; UMP Modifieds; UMP Late Models; Florida Mini-Sprints; USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars; Bilstein Mod Lite Stars; Lucas Oil ASCS 360 Sprints.

WHERE: Bubba Raceway Park is a 3/8th mile D-shaped, semi-banked clay track that is the oldest dirt track in the state of Florida, celebrating its 63rd season in 2015. Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, Florida, just off of I-75.

THE RECORD: On Feb. 8, 2013, Daryn Pittman of Pittsboro, Ind., established the winged sprint car track record of 11.840 during UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition. That equates to 114.4 mph on the 3/8th of a mile track.

WHEN: The event kicked off Jan. 27 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 28. There are 11 combo ticket prices available the day of the show. There is free camping and parking (VIP parking available $10 per day). All grandstand tickets may be upgraded to a pit pass for the difference of the pit entry on same event day. Kids five and under get in free with paid adult. No coolers allowed.

MISC.: Go to www.bubbaracewaypark.com for detailed information on the Fourth Annual Winter Nationals.

INFO for Volusia Speedway Park:

WHAT: The DIRTcar Nationals is a 12-night event at Volusia Speedway Park kicking off the 2015 dirt track racing season with the sport’s biggest names in competition.

WHO: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, including teams owned by NASCAR stars Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne; World of Outlaws Late Models; Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds; DIRTcar UMP Modifieds; DIRTcar Late Models; and UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

WHERE: Volusia Speedway Park is the world’s fastest half-mile dirt track located 15 miles west of I-95 on State Road 40 in Barberville, Fla.

THE RECORD: On Feb. 10, 2011, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver Paul McMahan blazed a trail around half-mile Volusia Speedway Park in 12.569 seconds at 143.209 mph, making it the fastest half-mile oval in racing. For comparison’s sake, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ track record at half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway, regarded as the fastest half-mile oval in NASCAR, is 14.813 seconds at 129.535 mph.

WHEN: The event kicks off on Tuesday, Feb. 10, and runs through Saturday, Feb. 21, with double-headers every night. The grandstands open nightly at 5 p.m. with qualifying at 6 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7:20 p.m.

DAILY SCHEDULE (with advance reserved seat ticket prices):

Tuesday, Feb. 10 – DIRTcar UMP Modifieds & Sprint Car Open Practice — $20

Wednesday, Feb. 11 – UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds — $29

Thursday, Feb. 12 – UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds — $29

Friday, Feb. 13 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds — $39

Saturday, Feb. 14 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds — $39

Sunday, Feb. 15 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds — $39

Monday, Feb. 16 – DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds ‘Gator Championship’ — $35

Tuesday, Feb. 17 – DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Triple 20s — $35

Wednesday, Feb. 18 – DIRTcar Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds — $39

Thursday, Feb. 19 – World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds — $39

Friday, Feb. 20 – World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds — $39

Saturday, Feb. 21 – World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds — $39

MONEY SAVING SUPER-VALUE PACKAGES

Week #1:

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and All-Star Sprints 3-Day Package (Feb. 10-12) - $75

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and World of Outlaws Sprint Cars 3-Day Package (Feb. 13-15) - $100

Week #2:

DIRTcar UMP Late Models and Modifieds 3-Day Package (Feb. 16-18) - $100

World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds 3-Day Package (Feb. 19-21) - $100

– Every ticket comes with a free pit pass fans can acquire after entering the main gate

– Reserved seats are $2 more day of show

– Children 10-and-under are free in General Admission

TICKETS: Tickets to the event can be purchased online at www.DIRTcar.com/tickets or by calling 877-395-8606.

ONLINE: The official website for the event is www.DIRTcarNationals.com. Fans can follow the event on Twitter @DIRTcarNats or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DIRTcarNationals.

CONTACTS: Event manager is Jeff Hachmann (315-283-3367/jhachmann@dirtcar.com) and public relations/credentials is Chris Dolack (704-467-7643/cdolack@dirtcar.com)

 

 

2015 UNOH All Star Schedule Released

CAMARGO, IL. (Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014) – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions has released its 2015 Schedule featuring nearly 50 events in 11 states.

The UNOH All Star 2015 season begins with the Florida Winter Nationals which features five $5,000-to-win races at just two tracks over 8 days. Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL starts the UNOH All Star season with three shows, Thursday, Feb. 5, Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7. Then the All Stars head to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL on Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday Feb. 12. Each show pays the standard UNOH All Star purse of $5,000 to win with a breakdown to $1,000 for 10th and $400 to start the A-Main.

The UNOH All Stars then head to Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park for the traditional and exciting kick-off to the “northern tour” with the Spring Nationals Friday and Saturday April 3 and 4. The series has competed at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue 104 times in the track’s history.

Then it’s off to challenge the PA Posse at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 24 and at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 25.

May kicks off with a double-header weekend at the tough western Pennsylvania tracks of Lernerville Speedway on Friday, May 1 and Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, May 2. The UNOH All Stars then get back to the state of Illinois when they visit Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, May 15. The Memorial Day weekend will be a triple header when the UNOH All Stars visit Plymouth Speedway in Indiana for the first time in the track’s history on Friday, May 22. That is followed by the traditional two-day show – Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and May 23 ($10,000 to win) – at Fremont Speedway in Ohio. The All Stars have visited Fremont Speedway 116 times in the track’s storied 64 year history.

The month of June will more than likely decide who will contend for the UNOH All Star crown. It all begins Saturday, June 6 at Butler Motor Speedway in Michigan followed by three straight nights of racing: Thursday, June 11 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park; Friday, June 12 at Williams Grove Speedway; and Saturday, June 13 at Lincoln Speedway. Webb noted there is the possibility of a fourth night on Sunday, June 14 being added as he is in negotiations with another track.

Then it’s the event fans and drivers from around the world look forward to year after year – the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The “Original Speedweek” features nine straight nights of racing at eight different tracks in the Buckeye State, all paying $5,000 to win with the exception of the finale at Fremont Speedway which will pay $10,000 to win.

It begins Friday, June 19 at Attica Raceway Park followed by a trip to the legendary Eldora Speedway (which has hosted more All Star shows – 135 - than any other track) on Saturday, June 20. The always exciting bullring of Waynesfield Raceway Park will host the All Stars on Sunday, June 21 followed by a trip to the Moler Raceway Park on Monday, June 22. Tuesday, June 23 has the All Stars at one of the tracks who helped get the series started in the 1970s – Sharon Speedway. Fremont Speedway will host the Wednesday, June 24 Speedweek event before the series heads to 35 Raceway Park on Thursday, June 25. Limaland Motorsports Park will have night #8 of Speedweek on Friday, June 26 with Fremont Speedway hosting the $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 27.

“Speedweek will have a total purse of $245,000. It’s humbling to look at Ohio Sprint Speedweek and know it is the ‘original speed week.’ So many others have attempted to copy this event. The race teams, fans and tracks have worked hard to keep this rich tradition going. I would hope everyone recognizes the importance of Ohio Sprint Speedweek to not only the state but the region and across the country,” said Webb.

July will begin with a double-header weekend at Mercer Raceway Park in Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5. The UNOH All Stars will head back to Sharon Speedway for the Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday, July 11 before teams to head to the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday July 17 and 18.

The series then heads west as the All Stars will battle the IRA teams at Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, July 25 before travelling to the always tough Husets Speedway in South Dakota on Sunday, July 26. West Liberty Raceway in Iowa will host the UNOH All stars on Wednesday, July 29.

“We are also working with the World of Outlaws to support the Iron Man event on August 7 and 8 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely (MO),” said Webb.

Butler Motor Speedway in Michigan will host a double-header weekend with the UNOH All Stars on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21 and 22.

The UNOH All Stars will help Attica Raceway Park in Ohio wrap up its 2015 season with the traditional Attica Ambush on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4 and 5.

“There’s a possibility of another event on Labor Day weekend at another track on Sunday, September 6,” Webb said.

September wraps up with two huge events. It begins with a Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12 race at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania which includes the historic Tuscarora 50 event at the Juniata County Fair. Then it’s back to Fremont for the 9th Annual Jim Ford Classic on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19 with the finale paying the feature winner $10,000.

The UNOH All Stars will work with the World of Outlaws to support the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-3. The 2015 season will wrap up with the Sprintacular at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 10.

“We will continue to work hard to ensure the fans get an entertaining show, and the tracks and race teams continue to thrive,” said Webb.

Of the 37 UNOH All Star features held in 2014, there were 16 different winners including five first time victors – Lee Jacobs (2 wins), Rick Abreu (2 wins), Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden and Caleb Griffith.

The series will go back to crowning one national champion in 2015 and will continue its appearance package to the teams who follow the tour all season. The 2015 point fund will award the champion $30,000. UNOH All Star President Guy Webb said more money has been allocated through the top 10 in points.

The 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions point fund will be: 1. $30,000; 2. $20,000; 3. $17,000; 4. $12,000; 5. $9,000; 6. $8,000; 7. $7,000; 8. $6,000; 9. $5,000; 10, $5,000. In addition the series appearance package will pay the previous year’s National Champion $500 per track and $300 to up to 9 other teams registered to run the entire season.

Webb said the total for point fund money and appearance fees is $270,000 for 2015.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

2015 Schedule

February

2/5 Bubba Raceway Park

2/6 Bubba Raceway Park

2/7 Bubba Raceway Park

2/11 Volusia Speedway Park

2/12 Volusia Speedway Park

April

4/3 Attica Raceway Park

4/4 Attica Raceway Park

4/24 Williams Grove Speedway

4/25 Port Royal Speedway

May

5/1 Lernervile Speedway

5/2 Mercer Raceway Park

5/15 Jacksonville Speedway

5/22 Plymouth Speedway

5/23 Fremont Speedway

5/24 Fremont Speedway

June

6/6 Butler Speedway

6/11 Canandaigua Motorsports Park

6/12 Williams Grove Speedway

6/13 Lincoln Speedway

6/14 TBA - Pennsylvania

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

6/19 Attica Raceway Park

6/20 Eldora Speedway

6/21 Waynesfield Raceway Park

6/22 Moler Raceway Park

6/23 Sharon Speedway

6/24 Fremont Speedway

6/25 35 Raceway Park

6/26 Limaland Motorsports Park

6/27 Fremont Speedway

July

7/4 Mercer Raceway Park

7/5 Mercer Raceway Park

7/11 Sharon Speedway

7/17 Eldora Speedway - Kings Royal

7/18 Eldora Speedway - Kings Royal

7/24 TBA

7/25 Wilmot Raceway

7/26 Husets Speedway

7/29 West Liberty Raceway

August

8/7 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

8/8 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

8/21 Butler Motor Speedway

8/22 Butler Motor Speedway

September

9/4 Attica Raceway Park

9/5 Attica Raceway Park

9/6 TBA

9/11 Port Royal Speedway

9/12 Port Royal Speedway

9/18 Fremont Speedway

9/19 Fremont Speedway

October

10/1 Williams Grove Speedway - National Open

10/2 Williams Grove Speedway - National Open

10/3 Williams Grove Speedway - National Open

10/10 Eldora Speedway

*Dates Subject to Change*

 

 

 

Fremont Speedway Promoter teams up with Plymouth Speedway to bring UNOH All Stars

PLYMOUTH, IN. – For the first time in the track’s history, Plymouth Speedway will host the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint cars on Friday, May 22.

The event will be part of a Memorial Day weekend triple-header for the All Stars including back-to-back shows at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24.

Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer, voted the 2013 Regional Promoter of the Year by his peers, and Plymouth Speedway Promoter Ed Kennedy teamed up to bring the 410 winged sprint cars to the three-eighths mile banked dirt oval. Plymouth runs modifieds, 600 non-wing open sprints and stocks on a weekly basis. This will be the first time winged 410 sprints will compete at Plymouth since it was converted to dirt.

“It’s a thrill to work with Rich to give area fans the chance to see winged 410 sprint cars at Plymouth. Rich is well respected by race promoters and when he called to discuss this opportunity I knew it was a no-brainer,” said Kennedy.

The Friday event at Plymouth will pay $5,000 to win. The UNOH All Stars then head to Fremont for the traditional two-day show with Saturday’s event paying $3,000 to win and Sunday’s race paying $10,000 to win.

“Ed has been working very hard to make improvements to Plymouth which has a long and storied history, much like Fremont. It’s only a three hour drive from Fremont and it gives not only the All Star teams but our local teams a chance to race three nights with very little travel,” said Farmer.

Farmer said the drivers who compete in the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series will also receive financial incentives to compete at Plymouth. He added he and Kennedy worked with Attica Raceway Park and other area tracks along with the Interstate Racing Association to ensure the event is successful.

“The race teams will also have the opportunity to tour the Hoosier Tire factory to see how their tires are built,” said Farmer.

The 600 non-wing open sprints will also race at Plymouth on May 22 and for an increased purse.

For more information on Plymouth Speedway go to www.plymouthspeedway.net. For more information on Fremont Speedway go to www.fremontohspeedway.com. For more on the UNOH All Stars go to www.allstarsprint.com

 

 

2015 All Star Membership Information

CAMARGO, IL. (Monday, Dec. 1, 2014) – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will kick off the 2015 season in February. Teams that want to pursue the $1.3 million in prize money and $270,000 in point fund and appearance money need to purchase their memberships now.

UNOH All Star memberships, which include two free pit passes to each series’ event, are just $425 if purchased prior to Jan. 1, 2015. After Jan. 1, the membership is $500. Membership sales will conclude at the end of January in preparation for the Florida Winter Nationals which feature five events over eight days at two tracks.

The membership form is available under the “Team Info” menu on the UNOH All Star website at www.allstarsprint.com.

“We look forward to continuing the large membership presence and seeing all the teams many times throughout the racing season. These memberships reward teams that frequent All Star events over the course of the year. Our schedule, which should be released in the coming weeks, has around 50 races in nine states,” said Guy Webb, UNOH All Star President/CEO.

Any race teams with questions may call UNOH All Star General Manager Kyle Keesy at 419-330-1411.

 

 

UNOH All Stars Preview 2015 Schedule

CARMARGO, IL. (Friday, Nov. 14, 2014) – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions have a rich history having been winged sprint car racing’s first major travelling sanctioning body in the Midwest in the early 1970s. That tradition will continue in 2015 as series officials have been busy working with tracks throughout the region and country to schedule entertaining events with the regions finest race tracks.

“We already have agreements in place for our traditional major events in 2015. The UNOH All Star brand will continue to compete at some of the finest racing facilities in the Midwest – well-established tracks with great local race teams and supportive fans. Additionally, our new point fund structure and appearance package has been well received,” said Guy Webb, President of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

The UNOH All Star 2015 season begins with the Florida Winter Nationals which features five $5,000-to-win races at just two tracks over 8 days. Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL starts the UNOH All Star season with three shows, Thursday, Feb. 5, Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7. Then the All Stars head to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL on Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday Feb. 12. Each show pays the standard UNOH All Star purse of $5,000 to win with a breakdown to $1,000 for 10th and $400 to start the A-Main.

The UNOH All Stars then head to Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park for the traditional and exciting kick-off to the “northern tour” with the Spring Nationals in April. The series has competed at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue 104 times in the track’s history. The UNOH All Stars will also open the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek at the track in June and will return for another traditionally exciting event – the Attica Ambush – on Labor Day Weekend.

Nearby Fremont Speedway – which has hosted the UNOH All Stars 116 times in “The Track That Action Built’s” 64 year history – will see the series visit for the traditional Memorial Day weekend event which includes a $10,000 to win finale along with two shows during Ohio Speedweek including the $10,000-to-win finale, and the must-see 8th Annual Jim Ford Classic weekend which also features a $10,000-to-win finale in September.

The 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek is set for nine events – June 19th-27th. 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek tracks include: Attica Raceway Park, Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Fremont Speedway and Limaland Motorsports Park.

“All of the Ohio Speedweek events are at tracks that have played a significant role in the history and success of the All Stars and we’re excited to continue this tradition,” said Webb.

The UNOH All Stars will also battle the PA Posse at the historical and ultra-competitive Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Port Royal Speedway in Central Pennsylvania. The UNOH All Stars will also return to the State of New York in 2015.

Wayne County Speedway (Orville, OH) with 4 events and Butler Motor Speedway (Quincy, MI) with 3 events will continue as staples on the UNOH All Star schedule.

Western Pennsylvania has always been a very important part of the UNOH All Star schedule during the series’ rich history. That will continue in 2015 with several events at Mercer Raceway Park and Lernerville Speedway.

The UNOH All Stars will give teams and fans a chance to “go west” again with events at the Wilmot Raceway (Wilmot, WI) to take on the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and at the historic Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD.

“These tracks have invested in and built 410 winged sprint car racing. They have demonstrated that they are committed to growing the sport and the All Stars are excited to continue our relationship with them” said Webb.

The UNOH All Stars will no longer utilize the “region” point fund and will go back to crowning one National Champion in 2015. Also, the series will continue its appearance package to the teams who follow the tour all season. The 2015 point fund – will award the UNOH All Star Champion $30,000. Webb said more money has been reallocated through the top 10.

“This point fund will reward the commitment and dedication of our traveling teams” said Webb.

The 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions point fund will be: 1. $30,000; 2. $20,000; 3. $17,000; 4. $12,000; 5. $9,000; 6. $8,000; 7. $7,000; 8. $6,000; 9. $5,000; 10, $5,000. In addition the series appearance package will pay the previous year’s National Champion $500 per track and $300 to up to 9 other teams registered to run the entire season.

With the excitement building for 2015 - a complete schedule will be released in the coming weeks – the main question is who can knock Dale Blaney off the top of the UNOH All Star mountain. The Hartford, OH driver will be coming off the most successful year of his career, winning 16 series events in 2014 and an unprecedented fifth series championship. Blaney also won his fifth Ohio Sprint Speedweek title.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

 

 

Abreu blasts to Eldora Win; Blaney earns 5th UNOH All Star Title

ROSSBURG, Ohio (Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014) – Rico Abreu felt Eldora Speedway owed him something. The Napa, California driver didn’t have a very good Four Crown Nationals a couple of weeks ago and he vowed he would redeem himself upon his next visit to “The Big E.”

He did just that Saturday as he claimed the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions season finale. It was Abreu’s second career UNOH All Star win, both coming this season. Abreu blasted around Dale Blaney to take the lead on lap 18 and worked his way through traffic like a surgeon to score the win.

“To beat Dale Blaney at Eldora…wow. Dale and Donnie (Schatz) are on top of their game this year so this is a huge accomplishment. I’ve crashed a lot lately including at the Four Crown. I feel I’ve let my team down but this makes up for a lot. I’ve won a midget race and now a winged sprint car race at Eldora. That is really awesome,” said Abreu of his Abreu Vineyards/ButlerBuilt Seats/Stadelhofer Construction backed #24.

“This gives us a huge confidence boost as we get ready for the Trophy Cup coming up,” added Abreu of his 23rd victory of 2014.

Blaney would come home second and become the first driver to ever win five UNOH All Star championships.

“It’s hard to lead here. You try to run straight around the top but not enough to wear the tire out. I got the wing back a little too far and it got tight getting into turn three. Rico did a great job. He’s been really fast all year. We just got wiped,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks/Gf1 Chasses backed machine.

“Five All Star titles is really neat. It’s a testament to the guys I’ve driven for. I’ve had great cars and George (Fisher, crew chief) has been with me for 12 years now and he gives me great cars every night. We’re going to try to get six next year,” added Blaney.

Blaney and Randy Hannagan would bring the field to green for the 30-lap feature with Blaney gaining the upper hand. Just as Blaney caught the back of the pack on lap six the caution would fly for a Derek Hagar spin.

The restart order was Blaney, Hannagan, Greg Wilson, Christopher Bell, Abreu and Gary Taylor. When the green flew again Blaney pulled away but it was short lived as Lee Jacobs tangled with Gary Taylor. The red would come out as Jacobs required medical attention. He would go to a nearby hospital for treatment of a lower back issue.

On the restart Blaney would pull away from Hannagan again as Wilson, Abreu, Bell, Ian Madsen, Travis Philo, Dean Jacobs, Sheldon Haudenschild and Chris Andrews gave chase. Abreu would drive around Wilson for third on lap 10 and immediately closed on Hannagan.

Blaney would again catch the back of the pack on lap 13 and as he tried to negotiate the heavy lapped traffic, Abreu closed quickly. At the half way point Abreu was right on Blaney’s rear bumper. Abreu would execute a perfect slider in turns three and four on lap 18 to take the lead.

With 10 laps remaining the running order was Abreu, Blaney, Hannagan, Wilson, Madsen, Bell and Andrews who had started 22nd. As the leaders raced through heavy lapped traffic it was Blaney’s turn to apply pressure as he raced under Abreu several times attempting to regain the lead.

Abreu would make some daring moves in traffic in the closing handful of laps as he drove to the win. Blaney, Hannagan, Wilson and Madsen would round out the top five.

The race closed the books on the UNOH All Star season and was the 135th visit of the series to Eldora. The All Stars were part of the UNOH Sprintacular at Eldora which saw 111 sprint cars signed in for the three divisions of racing.

Of the 37 events the UNOH All Stars sanctioned in 2014, there were 16 different winners led by Blaney who scored 16 series victories.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

Eldora Speedway - 10/11/2014

All Star Circuit of Champions (36 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.990; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.026; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.028; 4. 53-Chris Bell, 13.031; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.038; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.081; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.183; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.206; 9. 59-Dean Jacobs, 13.208; 10. 9W-Derek Hagar, 13.241; 11. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.255; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.256; 13. 4-Danny Smith, 13.267; 14. 21-D.J. Foos, 13.279; 15. OO-Jim Nier, 13.283; 16. 13D-Mark Dobmeier, 13.324; 17. 4T-Tyler Courtney, 13.366; 18. 71M-Paul May, 13.379; 19. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.398; 20. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 13.399; 21. 6-Jac Haudenschild, 13.461; 22. 56R-Ryan Myers, 13.465; 23. O9-Chris Andrews, 13.497; 24. 9X-Rob Chaney, 13.510; 25. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.559; 26. 59X-Bryan Nuckles, 13.606; 27. 15H-Mitch Harble, 13.654; 28. 2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.738; 29. O6-Brandy Bower, 13.743; 30. 59J-Kirk Jeffries, 13.930; 31. 99-Josh Davis, 14.018; 32. 37-Mark Coleman, 14.147; 33. 76-Davey Jones, 14.468; 34. 33-Brent Matus, 14.659; 35. 84-Jimmy Stinson, 99.999; 36. 91-Cale Thomas, 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 6-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 3. 59-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 5. 4T-Tyler Courtney[2] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7] ; 7. O6-Brandy Bower[8] ; 8. 76-Davey Jones[9] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[3]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 71M-Paul May[2] ; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6] ; 3. 21-D.J. Foos[3] ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[5] ; 5. 9W-Derek Hagar[4] ; 6. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[8] ; 7. 59X-Bryan Nuckles[7] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[9] ; 9. 56R-Ryan Myers[1]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 2. O9-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 18-Ian Madsen[5] ; 4. OO-Jim Nier[3] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[2] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 7. 15H-Mitch Harble[7] ; 8. 99-Josh Davis[8]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 13D-Mark Dobmeier[3] ; 4. 53-Chris Bell[6] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 2M-Dustin Daggett[7] ; 7. 9X-Rob Chaney[1]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[3] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 3. 53-Chris Bell[1] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 5. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 2M-Dustin Daggett[8] ; 3. 55F-Taylor Ferns[5] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 5. 15H-Mitch Harble[7] ; 6. 59X-Bryan Nuckles[6] ; 7. 99-Josh Davis[11] ; 8. O6-Brandy Bower[9] ; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[10] ; 10. 33-Brent Matus[14] ; 11. 76-Davey Jones[13] ; 12. 56R-Ryan Myers[3] ; 13. 9X-Rob Chaney[4] ; 14. 37-Mark Coleman[12]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps) 1. 24-Rico Abreu[5]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[1]; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[4]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen[7]; 6. 53-Chris Bell[3]; 7. O9-Chris Andrews[22]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[11]; 9. 4-Danny Smith[13]; 10. 59-Dean Jacobs[9]; 11. 21-D.J. Foos[14]; 12. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[20]; 13. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[12]; 14. OO-Jim Nier[15]; 15. 6-Jac Haudenschild[21]; 16. 71M-Paul May[18]; 17. 9W-Derek Hagar[10]; 18. 4T-Tyler Courtney[17]; 19. 55F-Taylor Ferns[23]; 20. 13D-Mark Dobmeier[16]; 21. 13-Brandon Matus[19]; 22. 2M-Dustin Daggett[24]; 23. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6]; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] Hard Charger: O9-Chris Andrews[+15]

 

 

Blaney on brink of historic season when UNOH All Stars head to Eldora

ROSSBURG, Ohio (Monday, Oct. 6, 2014) – Dale Blaney could do something no other sprint car driver has done when the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions visit the Eldora Speedway Saturday.

Blaney will earn an unprecedented fifth series championship if he takes the green flag in the feature event. Earlier this summer Blaney became the only driver in the long history of the UNOH All Stars to claim a fifth Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship. Blaney is one of five drivers – Kenny Jacobs, Frank Kerr, Chad Kemenah and Tim Shaffer - to have earned four series championships. Blaney will also lock up the Ohio Region championship of the UNOH All Stars.

No other track in the country has hosted more of the UNOH All Star races than “The Big E.” Saturday’s event will be the 135th visit of the UNOH All Stars at the famous half mile. There have been 42 different UNOH All Star winners at Eldora, led by Jacobs with 21 victories.

The UNOH Sprintacular not only includes the All Stars, but the Buckeye Machine BOSS non-wing sprint cars and the NRA Sprint Invader 360 sprints. Last year the three divisions brought in over 100 sprint cars to Eldora.

Earlier this year during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek visit to the track, Danny Holtgraver scored his first career win at Eldora. Last year for the Sprintacular Jac Haudenschild, who has a pair of series wins in 2014, would score the victory. Haudenschild has 9 career All Star wins at Eldora.

Blaney, who has 16 series wins in 2014 to run his career total to 115, has 6 career All Star wins at The Big E. Overall, Blaney has 20 wins in 2014, the most he has ever scored in one season in his career. Should Blaney win the feature Saturday for his 17th series win, it would tie for the most All Star wins for him in a year since he scored 17 in 1996.

Haudenschild sits second in the UNOH All Star national points followed by Holtgraver, Shaffer and Lee Jacobs. Jacobs, who is second in the Ohio Region points, is wrapping up one of his most successful seasons and has two series wins in 2014.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com or www.eldoraspeedway.com

 

 

Blaney holds of Kaeding for UNOH All Star Win at Brushcreek

PEEBLES, Ohio (Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014) – Dale Blaney held off a furious charge by Tim Kaeding over the last six laps Saturday to earn his 16th University of Northwestern All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the season at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex.

In the UNOH All Stars first appearance at “The Creek” since 2005 – the track has been reshaped and made smaller and racer since then – Blaney charged around Derek Hagar on lap 19 and then survived several attempts by Kaeding following a late race caution, to earn his 20thoverall win of 2014.

“This is the most wins I’ve ever had in a season. It’s been unbelievable. Tony (Kennedy) has put together such an awesome team. I’ve said it a bunch this year, but George (Fisher, crew chief) is more focused than I’ve ever seen him,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks backed #14k.

The victory was Blaney’s 115th career UNOH All Star win and is the second most in a season with the series – he earned 17 All Star wins in 1996. Blaney has essentially wrapped up his fifth UNOH All Star championship – a feat no other driver has accomplished in the history of the series.

“I heard Tim a lot there the last few laps. I was getting tighter and was using all the track to keep him behind me. This was a fun track,” added Blaney.

For Kaeding, it was another second place finish behind “The Low Rider.”

“Just like out west…I finished behind him again. I’m going to have to pull a Tonya Harding on him and break his knees or something,” jokedKaeding beside his Tom and Sherry Leidig owned, Southern Pacific Farms/Auto Electric backed #59. “He was just better than me in one and two. I could get a great run on him in three and four, but Dale’s just on top of his game right now. I can’t thank the Leidigs and Bonzi and everyone who works hard on this thing enough and believing in me.”

Like Blaney, Lee Jacobs is having the best season of his career, and powered to another podium finish, coming home third.

“Just an awesome season. I can’t thank the Lewis family enough for believing in me and giving me everything I need to do this. I screwed up early…wasn’t aggressive enough. When I finally got up on the wheel I started coming on at the end,” said Jacobs beside his Simcox Grinding and Steel/Crown Investments/Amanda Lewis Attorney At Law backed #81.

Paul May and Derek Hagar would bring the field to green for the 30-lap feature with Hagar powering into the lead. After two laps were complete R.J. Perkins and Rick Fraley would tangle, bringing out the caution.

On the restart Hagar led Jimmy Stinson, who established a new qualifying record at Brushcreek the previous night, May, Nathan Skaggs, Blaney and Jacobs. Stinson would slide off the back stretch on lap three as May, Blaney, Skaggs, Jacobs, Danny Smith (who won the previous night at the track),Kaeding and JacHaudenschild drove by.

With five laps in Kirk Jeffries would stop on the track for another caution. On the restart Hagar pulled away as May and Blaney battled for second with Skaggs, Jacobs, Kaeding and Haudenschild racing hard for fourth. The caution would fly again on lap eight when Smith and Ryan Broughton stopping on the track.

When the green flew Hagar led Blaney, Skaggs, May, Jacobs, Kaeding, Cory Crabtree and Aaron Higgins. Hagar quickly caught the back of the pack by lap 13 with Blaney inching closer while Skaggs and Kaeding battled for third. The caution flew again on lap 13 with Dave Dickson, Bryan Nuckles and Adam Strausser involved in the melee.

On the ensuing restart Hagar got a tremendous jump and pulled away from Blaney with Kaeding working into third over Skaggs, May, Jacobs, Crabtree and Danny Smith. Blaney would methodically real in Hagar and just after completing lap 18,Blaney would duck under Hagar exiting turn two and grab the lead.

The caution would come out again on lap 20 for a Stuart Brubaker spin. On the restart Blaney pulled away as Hagar now had his hands full with Kaeding while Jacobs, Skaggs and May gave chase. Kaeding would grab second on lap 22 just before the caution flew for Ronnie Blair who stopped on the speedway.

When the green reappeared Kaeding drove the high line and raced side by side with Blaney in turns three and four. That battle continued the next lap before the caution flew for Crabtree with six laps to go. That prompted a refueling stop. When the green flew again Crabtree made contact with the turn one wall, ending his night.

The final six laps had the crowd on their feet as lap after lap Kaeding would pull under Blaney exiting turn four. Blaney would hold a narrow lead into turn one but would pull away slight exiting off the bottom of turn two. Lap after lap this battle transpired with Blaney holding off Kaeding at the checkered. Jacobs, Hagar and Skaggs would round out the top five.

The UNOH All Stars will wrap up the 2014 season at the Sprintacular event Oct. 11 at Eldora Speedway.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

Brushcreek Motorsports Complex - 9/20/2014

All Star Circuit of Champions (24 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 84-Jim Stinson, 12.209; 2. 59-Tim Kaeding, 12.262; 3. 9W-Derek Hagar, 12.378; 4. 4-Danny Smith, 12.383; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.431; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree, 12.444; 7. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.479; 8. A97-Aaron Higgins, 12.530; 9. 2S-Nathan Skaggs, 12.576; 10. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 12.580; 11. 71M-Paul May, 12.626; 12. 9J-Adam Strausser, 12.707; 13. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.828; 14. 6-Jac Haudenschild, 12.857; 15. 22-Ryan Broughton, 12.866; 16. 7A-Dave Dickson, 12.869; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.935; 18. 3F-Rick Fraley, 13.070; 19. 59J-Kirk Jeffries, 13.186; 20. O8-Brandon Conkel, 13.313; 21. 8-Dave Smith, 13.322; 22. A79-RJ Perkins, 14.053; 23. 3FX-Dean Kester, 14.084; 24. 91-Cale Thomas, 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 84-Jim Stinson[4] ; 3. 35R-Ronnie Blair[1] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[3] ; 5. 7A-Dave Dickson[6] ; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[5] ; 7. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[7] ; 8. A79-RJ Perkins[8]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 2. 71M-Paul May[1] ; 3. 6-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 4. 59-Tim Kaeding[4] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 6. O8-Brandon Conkel[7] ; 7. A97-Aaron Higgins[2] ; 8. 3FX-Dean Kester[8]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2S-Nathan Skaggs[2] ; 2. 9W-Derek Hagar[4] ; 3. 9J-Adam Strausser[1] ; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree[3] ; 5. 22-Ryan Broughton[5] ; 6. 3F-Rick Fraley[6] ; 7. 8-Dave Smith[7]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 71M-Paul May[2] ; 2. 9W-Derek Hagar[1] ; 3. 2S-Nathan Skaggs[4] ; 4. 84-Jim Stinson[5] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[3]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps) 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[5]; 2. 59-Tim Kaeding[7]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[6]; 4. 9W-Derek Hagar[2]; 5. 2S-Nathan Skaggs[3]; 6. 4-Danny Smith[8]; 7. 71M-Paul May[1]; 8. 22-Ryan Broughton[15]; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[19]; 10. 8-Dave Smith[21]; 11. A97-Aaron Higgins[10]; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker[17]; 13. 35R-Ronnie Blair[11]; 14. 3F-Rick Fraley[18]; 15. O8-Brandon Conkel[20]; 16. 60-Kory Crabtree[9]; 17. 3FX-Dean Kester[23]; 18. 9J-Adam Strausser[12]; 19. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[13]; 20. 7A-Dave Dickson[16]; 21. 6-Jac Haudenschild[14]; 22. 84-Jim Stinson[4]; 23. A79-RJ Perkins[22] Hard Charger: 8-Dave Smith[+11]

 

 

Blaney sweeps UNOH All Star weekend at Fremont

FREMONT, Ohio (Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014) – The numbers just keep piling up for Dale Blaney. The four time University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions titlist would drive to the $10,000 payday on JLH General Contractor Night for the 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway Saturday.

Blaney would sweep the two-day event at “The Track That Action Built.” It was his 15th UNOH All Star win of the season and runs his career total to 114. Blaney has five wins in 2014 at Fremont to take his career total at the track to 24, moving him into a tie with John Beaber for 19th on the track’s all-time win list. It was the 116th appearance of the UNOH All Stars at Fremont and Blaney leads all drivers in career series wins at the track with 18.

“Chris (Andrews) was really good in the dash. I really thought he was going to be the guy to beat. But we got rolling really good around the top and he was struggling through the middle a little bit and I was gaining some ground on him. Man this car just got better and better and I could put it anywhere I wanted,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks/Gf1 Chassis backed machine.

“George Fisher (crew chief) is unbelievable. I’ve worked with him for 12 years now and we’re going good and I’m proud of everybody. Skippy and Donnie and Ricky Jr….we have a lot of guys that put in a great effort and it shows,” added Blaney.

Andrews and Rob Chaney would bring the field to green for the 50-lap feature with Andrews gaining the advantage as Blaney would move from third to second. As Andrews and Blaney pulled away, Andrew Palker and Chaney would battle for third with Lee Jacobs, Bryan Sebetto, Tim Shaffer and Caleb Griffith in pursuit.

Lee Jacobs would blast into third on lap three just before the caution flew on lap four for a Cap Henry spin. On the restart Andrews and Blaney again pulled away with Jacobs, Palker, Chaney, Shaffer, Sebetto and Griffith giving chase.

With six laps in the books, Blaney began to pressure Andrews. On lap eight Blaney would shoot around Andrews going down the back stretch but the caution would fly when Craig Mintz suffered front end damage and stopped on the front stretch.

On the restart Andrews and Blaney picked right back up on their battle with Lee Jacobs, Palker, Chaney and Sebetto in tow. Cale Thomas would stop on lap 10 for another caution. And again when the green flew Andrews and Blaney battled for the lead. That duo would wage war over the next seven laps before hitting heavy lapped traffic on lap 16.

Blaney would rocket off the bottom of turn three on lap 18 to steal the lead from Andrews with Lee Jacobs, Chaney and Sebetto the running order. Palker’s great run would end on lap 24 when he spun in turn two and that would bring out a red flag fuel stop.

When the green flew Blaney had a couple of lapped cars separating him from Andrews while Lee Jacobs, Chaney, Sebetto, Griffith and 17th starter Greg Wilson in pursuit. The caution flew again on lap 28 for a Brian Lay spin. On the restart Henry would tumble on the front stretch; he was uninjured.

On the restart Blaney again pulled away from Andrews as Chaney drove around Jacobs for third with Wilson moving into the top five. That top five would not change as they again raced into lapped traffic on lap 37. With 10 laps to go Jacobs began pressuring Chaney for the third spot when he would suffer front end damage on lap 41, ending his run.

On the restart Blaney had a two lapped car cushion over Andrews, Chaney and Wilson. Chaney would drive into second on lap 43 but Andrews challenged back with five laps to go. Chaney would finally pull away from Andrews and began closing on Blaney.

But, Blaney’s lead was insurmountable and he drove to the victory over Chaney, Andrews, Wilson and Sebetto.

“I think there’s a lot of credibility to running second to him. I stayed with Dale last night and I used his car today and I put gas in it and now I wish I wouldn’t have,” joked Chaney beside his Stan Cortad Racing #9x.

After leading the first 17 laps and having a bad couple of weeks that saw him miss out on a track title at Attica and the Kistler Racing Products FAST championship, Andrews was happy to finish third.

“I tried to take Dale’s advice. I didn’t want to go too hard and then he showed his nose past me and I kind of just followed him and learned a little bit. I got to racing with lapped cars that should have probably just pulled out of the way and let the leaders run a little bit. Seems like we run pretty good at the Jim Ford Classic every year. It makes up for a lot of bad runs here recently and I’m pretty excited,” said Andrews beside his Burmeister Racing/Lucas Oil/K&N Filters/Goofy Golf/Re-elect Judge Anstead/Tender Touch Car Wash/Schiets Motorsports/Kistler Engines/Adkins Sanitation/Applebees Restaurant backed #16.

The UNOH All Stars and Fremont Speedway announced the series would return to Fremont Speedway for several big shows in 2015.

The All Stars now head to Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio on Saturday, Sept. 20.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

Fremont Speedway - 9/13/2014

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions (39 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying – Kistler Engines 1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.492; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.521; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.572; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.643; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.676; 6. 53-Cap Henry, 12.740; 7. 29-Bryan Sebetto, 12.784; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 12.816; 9. 14H-Todd Heller, 12.827; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.837; 11. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 12.837; 12. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.851; 13. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.905; 14. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.911; 15. 16M-Danny Mumaw, 12.928; 16. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.982; 17. 2+-Brian Smith, 12.999; 18. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.068; 19. 27-Chad Kemenah, 13.100; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.147; 21. 22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.155; 22. 11F-D.J. Foos, 13.203; 23. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.264; 24. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.280; 25. 51-Roger Campbell, 13.287; 26. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.293; 27. 9W-Derek Hagar, 13.300; 28. 39M-Matt Merrill, 13.336; 29. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.375; 30. 6-Jac Haudenschild, 13.415; 31. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.416; 32. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.459; 33. 21-Travis Philo, 13.493; 34. 60K-Jody Keegan, 13.711; 35. 10-Carl Bowser, 13.806; 36. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.952; 37. 91-Cale Thomas, 14.079; 38. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.104; 39. 33-Brent Matus, 14.607

Heat 1 – Kear’s Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 2. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[8] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[10] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[4] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 9. 21-Travis Philo[9] ; 10. 51-Roger Campbell[7]

Heat 2 – All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. O8-Dan Kuriger[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 4. 11F-D.J. Foos[1] ; 5. 60K-Jody Keegan[9] ; 6. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor[7] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[10] ; 9. 6-Jac Haudenschild[8] ; 10. 53-Cap Henry[5]

Heat 3 – Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 2. 27-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 3. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[4] ; 4. 9-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 5. 29-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 6. 9W-Derek Hagar[7] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 8. 10-Carl Bowser[9] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[10] ; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw[3]

Heat 4 – Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney[6] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[8] ; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns[5] ; 8. 39M-Matt Merrill[7] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[9]

Dash – Quality Inn/Comfort Inn & Suites of Fremont (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[2] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[1] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 6. 29-Bryan Sebetto[3]

B-Main – MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 53-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 4. 14H-Todd Heller[4] ; 5. 1ST-Gary Taylor[9] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[14] ; 7. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns[3] ; 9. 9W-Derek Hagar[10] ; 10. 10-Carl Bowser[16] ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell[8] ; 12. 39M-Matt Merrill[11] ; 13. 21-Travis Philo[15] ; 14. 40-Caleb Helms[17] ; 15. 13-Brandon Matus[18] ; 16. 6-Jac Haudenschild[12] ; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker[13] ; 18. 33-Brent Matus[19]

UNOH A-Main - (50 Laps) 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[3]; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[2]; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[1]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[17]; 5. 29-Bryan Sebetto[6]; 6. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[9]; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer[8]; 8. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[7]; 9. 14H-Todd Heller[13]; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[10]; 11. 9-Dean Jacobs[20]; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[11]; 13. 60K-Jody Keegan[23]; 14. 83M-Broc Martin[21]; 15. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[18]; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[5]; 17. 27-Chad Kemenah[16]; 18. 53-Cap Henry[12]; 19. 45L-Brian Lay[14]; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[4]; 21. 11F-D.J. Foos[19]; 22. 91-Cale Thomas[24]; 23. O8-Dan Kuriger[15]; 24. O9-Craig Mintz[22] Hard Charger: W20-Greg Wilson[+13]

 

 

Blaney gets late race UNOH All Star win to open Jim Ford Classic at Fremont

FREMONT, Ohio (Friday, Sept. 12, 2014) - Dale Blaney has often said he would rather be in second late in a race. The reason? So he can watch where the leader is running and choose where to make a move for the win.

He did just that Friday on All Pro Cylinder Heads Night at Fremont Speedway to open the 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic with his 14th University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory of 2014.

The numbers just keep piling up for “The Low Rider” as he looks to wrap up his unprecedented fifth career UNOH All Star championship. The victory was the fourth overall for the year at Fremont Speedway and ran his career total at the track to 23 to move him into a tie for 20th on the track’s all-time win list. Blaney sits atop the UNOH All Star career win list with 113 victories. It was the 115th appearance of the UNOH All Stars at Fremont Speedway and Blaney leads all drivers in series wins at “The Track That Action Built” with 17 victories.

In the first half of the race, Blaney witnessed a tremendous battle between Bryan Sebetto and Brandon Wimmer. Once in lapped traffic with eight laps to go, Blaney moved around Wimmer for second and pressured Sebetto. Blaney would drive off the bottom of turn two on lap 27 to take the lead with Sebetto now applying the pressure. Sebetto would spin in turn two on lap 29 setting up a green, white checkered finish. Blaney would pull away for the win.

“I watched a hell of a race. Those guys were dicing and it was awesome for me to sit there and watch them. I watched where they raced. The top got a little bit better down there (in three and four). I could see Bryan made a good lap around there on that restart and I started to run up there and I was just kind of trying to run where they weren’t. Down here (in one and two) it was survival. I was a little snug and got better and better as the race went on,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks/Gf1 Chassis backed #14K.

In the 30-lap UNOH All Star feature, Sebetto and Wimmer brought the field to green with Sebetto, a former Jim Ford Classic winner, grabbing the top spot over Wimmer, Cap Henry, Blaney, Cole Thomas, Craig Mintz and Brandon Spithaler.

On lap two Gary Taylor would tumble in turn three with Brandon Matus stopping in turn two. On the restart Jody Keegan would hit the cone on the front stretch necessitating another start. When the green flew so did Sebetto, pulling away slightly from Wimmer, Henry, Blaney, Thomas, Mintz, Spithaler and Lee Jacobs.

Sebetto would catch the back of the pack on lap eight and narrowly avoided disaster when Taylor Ferns got sideways in front of him in turn three, allowing Wimmer to shoot into the lead with Henry, Blaney, Thomas, Dean Jacobs and Mintz in tow.

The caution flew on lap 13 when third place running Henry suffered a front axle failure and stopped on the track. On the restart Sebetto drove around Wimmer to regain the lead with Blaney, Thomas, Dean Jacobs, Spithaler and Mintz in pursuit.

With 10 laps to go the leaders again found heavy lapped traffic and Wimmer drove into the lead on lap 21. Sebetto blasted back by a lap later, bringing Blaney to second. While Wimmer and Blaney battled fro second, Sebetto pulled away slightly.

With five laps to go Blaney had secured second and was closing on Sebetto with Wimmer, Thomas, Dean Jacobs and Byron Reed in tow. Blaney would rocket off the bottom of turn two on lap 27 to take the lead. Sebetto challenged to his outside while Wimmer, Dean Jacobs, Thomas and Reed trying to stay close.

As they took the white flag, Sebetto tried a move in turn two and it backfired as he spun to bring about the green white checkered finish. On the restart it was Blaney over Wimmer, Dean Jacobs, Mintz, Reed, Rob Chaney and Thomas.

Blaney would pull away the last two laps for the win with Wimmer, Dean Jacobs, Mintz and Reed Rounding out the top five. Chaney would grab sixth with Lee Jacobs rallying those final two laps for seven with Thomas, Caleb Griffith (up from 21st) and D.J. Foos (up from 16th) rounding out the top 10.

“It’s been an awesome year and my guys have given me an awesome race car and I’m just the lucky guy who gets to drive it. I love coming to Fremont…the fans…everyone treats me great here,” said Blaney.

Wimmer expressed his frustration with another second place run to Blaney.

“I hate to add up how many times I’ve run second to that guy. He drives me nuts. He’s just tough to beat. You mess up one time and he’s buy you. We’re happy to be up here on the front stretch though. I have to thank the Hammer family and hopefully we can get one spot better for the big one tomorrow,” said Wimmer beside his Hammer Pallets/Crown Battery/Meggit Powder Coating/Gressman Powersports//OC Shocks backed #24H.

Last week’s Fremont winner Dean Jacobs would drive from ninth to a third place finish.

“This was as challenging, challenging race track tonight. The bottom was really sticky. If your car could roll there you were good and if you missed it a little bit you got in that slick spot and you got loose. But it made it great because it made the guy in the seat do his job,” said Jacobs of his Jerry McClure Racing/Harbach Electronics/Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair/Gressman Powersports/Mac & Bob’s Towing backed #9.

The UNOH All Stars will be back in action Saturday at Fremont Speedway for the 50-lap $10,000-to-win event.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

Fremont Speedway - 9/12/2014 UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (32 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.664; 2. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.767; 3. 29-Bryan Sebetto, 12.825; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.908; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.988; 6. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 13.035; 7. 53-Cap Henry, 13.072; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.080; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.158; 10. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.181; 11. 9X-Rob Chaney, 13.254; 12. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.258; 13. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.271; 14. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.283; 15. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.292; 16. 10-Carl Bowser, 13.296; 17. 11F-D.J. Foos, 13.323; 18. 9W-Derek Hagar, 13.337; 19. 6-Jac Haudenschild, 13.344; 20. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.351; 21. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.379; 22. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 13.392; 23. 8M-T.J. Michael, 13.435; 24. 60K-Jody Keegan, 13.474; 25. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.490; 26. 39-Matt Merrill, 13.498; 27. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.562; 28. 40I-Mark Imler, 13.629; 29. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.796; 30. 21-Travis Philo, 13.837; 31. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.888; 32. 33-Brent Matus, 14.345

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[3] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 4. 11F-D.J. Foos[2] ; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler[4] ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[8]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. 9W-Derek Hagar[2] ; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[4] ; 4. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[5] ; 5. 55F-Taylor Ferns[3] ; 6. 21-Travis Philo[8] ; 7. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 8. 39-Matt Merrill[7]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 6-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 8M-T.J. Michael[1] ; 3. 29-Bryan Sebetto[6] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[3] ; 5. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney[4] ; 7. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 60K-Jody Keegan[1] ; 2. 9-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 3. 13-Brandon Matus[2] ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 33-Brent Matus[8] ; 7. 10-Carl Bowser[3] ; 8. 40I-Mark Imler[7]

Dash – Quality Inn/Comfort Inn & Suites (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 29-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 2. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[2] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[3] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[4]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney[3] ; 4. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[11] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[12] ; 8. 10-Carl Bowser[4] ; 9. 40I-Mark Imler[8] ; 10. 21-Travis Philo[10] ; 11. 39-Matt Merrill[6] ; 12. 2+-Brian Smith[9]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps) 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[5]; 2. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[2]; 3. 9-Dean Jacobs[9]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[8]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[10]; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney[13]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[6]; 8. 91-Cale Thomas[4]; 9. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[21]; 10. 11F-D.J. Foos[16]; 11. 45L-Brian Lay[20]; 12. 9W-Derek Hagar[17]; 13. 13-Brandon Matus[19]; 14. 6-Jac Haudenschild[18]; 15. 35-Stuart Brubaker[12]; 16. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[23]; 17. 29-Bryan Sebetto[1]; 18. 55F-Taylor Ferns[14]; 19. 22-Brandon Spithaler[7]; 20. 53-Cap Henry[3]; 21. 60K-Jody Keegan[22]; 22. 16-Chris Andrews[11]; 23. 8M-T.J. Michael[24]; 24. 1ST-Gary Taylor[15] Hard Charger: 40DD-Caleb Griffith[+12]

 

 

Lots of fun and racing for 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio – It won’t just be a race, it will be an EVENT. There will be a lot of fun activities along with the exciting races planned for the 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic featuring the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 and 13.

The weekend is a tribute to the late Jim Ford, who brought racing back to the Sandusky County Fairgrounds in 2000.

It begins Friday, Sept. 12 on All Pro Cylinder Heads Night with the UNOH All Stars along with the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m.

There will be drivers meet-and-greet for the fans prior to the night’s racing featuring Sheldon Haudenschild, Jac Haudenschild, Caleb Griffith, Byron Reed, Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver and Chris Andrews. The drivers will be available from 4-4:45 p.m. under the covered grandstands and fans are encouraged to bring t-shirts, die casts photos or whatever they would like autographed.

Following the races the band Big Dead Toe will entertain.

The fun continues Saturday, Sept. 13 on JLH General Contractors Night with the UNOH All Stars battling for 50 laps for the $10,000 top prize. The 305 sprints and dirt trucks will also be in action. Again, gates open at 4 p.m. and racing is slated to start at 7 p.m. There is a rain date for this event of Sunday, Sept. 14.

The day begins in the campground area across the street from the race track with the Third Annual Kick-It fund-raiser for childhood cancer research. There are 15 teams entered and they are seeking donations for Kick-It online at www.kick-it.org (click on the “find a game” tab and type in Fremont Speedway). The games begin at 10 a.m.

There will be a silent auction throughout the morning and a live auction at 2:15 p.m. featuring lots of merchandise and services available for bid.

At 1 p.m. the Fremont Speedway Queen’s Contest will be held in the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame. Not only will the track’s 2015 queen be crowned by for the first time there will be a Lil Miss Fremont Speedway Contest. Fans are welcome to attend the event.

Following the races the band Octane will entertain fans.

Camping is available for $20 per night and there are over 200 sites available that have electric and water hook-ups.

As for the racing action, it should be a very exciting weekend as the UNOH All Stars make their 115th and 116th appearance at “The Track That Action Built.”

Last year, four time Fremont Speedway champion Byron Reed opened the Jim Ford Classic weekend with the win, his 10th career UNOH All Star victory. When the big money was on the line four-time All Star champion Dale Blaney took home the win on Saturday.

Blaney, the current series point leader, is having a phenomenal season. He has recorded 13 All Star wins this year. He has three wins at Fremont this year, two of which were All Star events. He has 16 career UNOH All Star wins at Fremont and 22 total feature wins at the track.

Another driver looking to continue a recent hot streak is Danny Holtgraver. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania driver has three UNOH All Star wins in 2014 and had solid weekend with the series at Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway this past weekend and currently sits third in All Star national points and fourth in the series’ Ohio Region standings.

Whenever Jac Haudenschild hits the race track fans now they are in for a treat. The Wild Child has two All Star wins in 2014 and sits second in the series national standings and third in the Ohio Region points.

Four time UNOH All Star champion Tim Shaffer has eight career series wins at Fremont and 13 overall at the track. He recently scored his first series win of the year at Mercer Raceway Park.

Lee Jacobs is also have a banner year with two UNOH All Star wins. The Fremont Speedway track record holder is currently fifth in the All Star national points and second in the Ohio Region. He has four career wins at Fremont.

Another four time UNOH All Star champion, Chad Kemenah will look to add to his 11 career wins at Fremont and has had several top five runs this season at the track.

Cole Duncan has a win at Fremont in 2014 and sits 9th in the UNOH All Star national points and 8th in the Ohio Region standings.

Sheldon Haudenschild is also expected to compete at Fremont. He has an All Star victory in 2014 and sits 10th in the series national and Ohio Region points.

Of course the All Stars will face stiff competition from the Fremont weekly competitors. Reed, though winless at the track in 2014, has had very consistent top five finishes and currently leads the track’s point standings. He recently wrapped up his second Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica (FAST) Sprint Title championship.

Brian Lay has two wins at Fremont this season and currently sits second in the track’s points. Caleb Griffith, who scored his first UNOH All Star win this season at Fremont, has two victories at the track. A former track champion, Craig Mintz also has two wins at Fremont in 2014. Other winners include Dean Jacobs, Rob Chaney, Christopher Bell, James McFadden and Jamie Veal.

Other locals that could present a challenge to the UNOH All Stars include Chris Andrews, Brian Smith, D.J. Foos, Travis Philo, Stuart Brubaker, Gary Taylor, Cap Henry, Brandon Wimmer, Jody Keegan, Duane Zablocki, Broc Martin, Todd Heller and more.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

 

 

Hodnett gives car owner 3rd straight UNOH All Star Eastern title with Port Royal Victory

PORT ROYAL, PA. (Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014) – Greg Hodnett put on a dominating performance Saturday to claim his fourth Tuscarora 50 victory at Port Royal Speedway. Not only was the win worth $13,350, but Hodnett wrapped up the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions Easter Region Championship and it’s $20,000 payday.

It was Hodnett’s second UNOH All Star win of 2014 – the other coming in April at Port Royal – and his 10th overall victory in 2014. The win was also Hodnett’s fourth in the prestigious event, having won in 1998, 2004 and 2009. He ties hall-of-famers Doug Wolfgang, Fred Rahmer and Lance Dewease for the most Tuscarora 50 victories. Hodnett also now has 18 career UNOH All Star wins on his resume.

“My car owner (Heffner) won his first race as an owner at Port Royal. He and his dad used to spend a lot of time at this track and I know this race was pretty important to him. Mike’s cars have won the last three straight All Star Easter point championships with three different drivers. Daryn (Pittman) and Lance (Dewease) got him that title and I didn’t want to let him down,” said Hodnett of his Lelands.com/Eagle Steel/Trone Outdoor/Pasquariello’s Auto Body backed #27.

Sprint car drivers are always studying the track, and during the parade lap, Hodnett noticed some moisture at the top of the speedway. At the drop of the green he blasted to the cushion to drive past pole-sitter Danny Holtgraver in turn two and then ducked under Lynton Jeffrey going down the backstretch for the lead.

"It was soggy up there and when we went four abreast, I checked it a couple times," Hodnett said. "I thought it would hold if I got up there and didn't blow through it. We talked it through and had the car tight. The car held and didn't slide through it. It propelled us enough to the front."

As Hodnett began to pull away, the battle was shaping up for second. The only caution in the first half of the 50-lapper came on the seventh circuit for debris. When the green flew, so did Hodnett, distancing himself from the pack.

Meanwhile, four time UNOH All Star champion and current series point leader Dale Blaney lived up to his moniker “The Low Rider,” using the bottom to get past Ryam Smith and Holtgraver for third. A lap later he would pass Jeffrey for second but Hodnett had built up a sizeable lead.

Hodnett hit lapped traffic on the 12 circuit. While he pulled away, 10th-place starter Stevie Smith – who scored the win the previous night at Port Royal - was charging through the pack. Smith took third from Jeffrey on lap 17 and chased down Blaney by the 21st circuit to take second.

The track started to take rubber and Hodnett saw the change and took a straightaway lead into the red flag at halfway.

"I wasn't getting off the corners and down the straightaway very well," Hodnett said. "We tried to cure that problem. The track rubbered up – it wasn’t Port Royal’s fault, they had to seal it up due to all the rain in the area. I figured we were going to make someone else do something crazy. I knew if we stayed on the bottom, we would be OK."

Hodnett had two lapped cars separating him and Smith on the restart and he went to the bottom and opened up a huge lead by lap 28. Hodnett caught the back of the field late in the race but didn’t budge from the bottom grove and drove away to the win.

Smith banked $5,000 for his runner-up finish and $10,000 over the two-day show. Lance Dewease came from ninth to finish third, with Holtgraver and Lucas Wolfe completing the top five. "It's been a really good weekend," Smith said beside his Miller Chevrolet/Aran Trading/Tru-Line Contractors/Don Ott Engines/Ken’s Tire/Durr Enterprises/Engler backed machine.

"But boy, I really wanted to win that 50. Greg did what he had to do and got up front."

For Dewease, it was another night of passing a lot of cars, but when the track became one lane the second half of the race, he knew his chances of a fifth Tuscarora 50 win were slim.

“We were pretty good early during the first 25 laps. But when the track took rubber it was pretty much stay in the groove. Congrats to Greg and Mike. They had the better car when it counted,” said Dewease beside his Conduit Connections/C.C. Dietz Builders/Hess Ornamental Iron/XXX Racing backed #14.

Port Royal Speedway - 9/6/2014 UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (40 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 16.776; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 16.793; 3. 65-Dave Ely, 16.918; 4. 5B-Justin Barger, 17.025; 5. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.042; 6. 19M-Brent Marks, 17.076; 7. 8H-Doug Esh, 17.082; 8. 12-Blaine Heimbach, 17.099; 9. 98H-Dave Blaney, 17.103; 10. O-Rick Lafferty, 17.104; 11. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 17.117; 12. 14-Lance Dewease, 17.151; 13. 27-Greg Hodnett, 17.154; 14. 51-Stevie Smith, 17.230; 15. 12J-Lynton Jeffrey, 17.270; 16. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.271; 17. 11-Mike Erdley, 17.290; 18. 25B-Tyler Bear, 17.319; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.359; 20. RG3-Logan Wagner, 17.443; 21. 44-Rodney Westhafer, 17.447; 22. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 17.451; 23. 33-Curtis Stroup, 17.453; 24. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.516; 25. 44H-Joey Hershey, 17.544; 26. 747-Davey Sammons, 17.548; 27. 7-Chad Layton, 17.622; 28. 5-Dylan Cisney, 17.624; 29. O7-Justin Henderson, 17.689; 30. 5G-Curt Michael, 17.711; 31. 36D-Wayne Dedetto, 17.715; 32. 2T-T.J. Stutts, 17.716; 33. 29-Danny Dietrich, 17.831; 34. 2-Ryan Wilson, 17.870; 35. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 17.896; 36. 3-Pat Cannon, 18.011; 37. 8-Billy Dietrich, 18.111; 38. 75-Nicole Bower, 18.135; 39. 18-Daryl Stimeling, 18.231; 40. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.532

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett[1] ; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney[2] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 11-Mike Erdley[5] ; 5. 21-Brian Montieth[3] ; 6. 44-Rodney Westhafer[6] ; 7. O7-Justin Henderson[8] ; 8. 44H-Joey Hershey[7] ; 9. 8-Billy Dietrich[10] ; 10. 29-Danny Dietrich[9]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. O-Rick Lafferty[2] ; 2. 51-Stevie Smith[1] ; 3. 19M-Brent Marks[3] ; 4. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 5. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 6. 5G-Curt Michael[8] ; 7. 747-Davey Sammons[7] ; 8. 25B-Tyler Bear[5] ; 9. 2-Ryan Wilson[9] ; 10. 75-Nicole Bower[10]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 12J-Lynton Jeffrey[1] ; 2. 1-Lucas Wolfe[2] ; 3. 65-Dave Ely[4] ; 4. 8H-Doug Esh[3] ; 5. 33-Curtis Stroup[6] ; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[5] ; 7. 7-Chad Layton[7] ; 8. 36D-Wayne Dedetto[8] ; 9. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer[9] ; 10. 18-Daryl Stimeling[10]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 14-Lance Dewease[2] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 3. 5B-Justin Barger[4] ; 4. 2T-T.J. Stutts[8] ; 5. 12-Blaine Heimbach[3] ; 6. RG3-Logan Wagner[5] ; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody[6] ; 8. 5-Dylan Cisney[7] ; 9. 3-Pat Cannon[9] ; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker[10]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 44-Rodney Westhafer[4] ; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[2] ; 3. 44H-Joey Hershey[6] ; 4. 25B-Tyler Bear[1] ; 5. 7-Chad Layton[8] ; 6. O7-Justin Henderson[10] ; 7. 29-Danny Dietrich[13] ; 8. 5G-Curt Michael[11] ; 9. RG3-Logan Wagner[3] ; 10. 747-Davey Sammons[7] ; 11. 2-Ryan Wilson[14] ; 12. 8-Billy Dietrich[17] ; 13. 99M-Kyle Moody[5] ; 14. 5-Dylan Cisney[9] ; 15. 75-Nicole Bower[18] ; 16. 18-Daryl Stimeling[19] ; 17. 36D-Wayne Dedetto[12] ; 18. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer[15] ; 19. 12W-Troy Fraker[20] ; 20. 3-Pat Cannon[16]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (50 Laps) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett[4]; 2. 51-Stevie Smith[10]; 3. 14-Lance Dewease[9]; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[1]; 5. 1-Lucas Wolfe[7]; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[3]; 7. 12-Blaine Heimbach[20]; 8. 11-Mike Erdley[14]; 9. O-Rick Lafferty[5]; 10. 19M-Brent Marks[11]; 11. 65-Dave Ely[12]; 12. 33-Curtis Stroup[19]; 13. 12J-Lynton Jeffrey[2]; 14. 8H-Doug Esh[16]; 15. 2T-T.J. Stutts[17]; 16. 14K-Dale Blaney[6]; 17. 7-Chad Layton[25]; 18. 44-Rodney Westhafer[21]; 19. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[15]; 20. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[22]; 21. 44H-Joey Hershey[23]; 22. 98H-Dave Blaney[8]; 23. 5B-Justin Barger[13]; 24. 21-Brian Montieth[18]; 25. 25B-Tyler Bear[24] Hard Charger: 12-Blaine Heimbach[+13]

 

 

 

Stevie Smith ties dad with 16th UNOH All Star win, takes Night Before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal

PORT ROYAL, PA (Friday, Sept. 5, 2014) – Stevie Smith held off charges from Danny Holtgraver to win the $5,000 Night Before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway Friday Night. The win was Smith’s 16th career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory, as he has tied his dad, Steve Smith’s career series total.

Piloting the Fred Rahmer/Dave Prichard-owned #51, Smith took the lead from pole-sitter Doug Esh early in the non-stop 30-lapper. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania driver Danny Holtgraver, who started in the outside front row, challenged Smith several times late in the race, but his car faded in the final laps as Danny Dietrich took second on the last lap.

“I was thinking it was 25 laps,” Smith said with a chuckle beside his Miller Chevrolet/Aran Trading/Tru-Line Contractors/Don Ott Engines/Ken’s Tire/Durr Enterprises/Engler backed machine.

“It didn’t seem that long, but I guess when you are up front and having fun, it doesn’t seem like much,” continued the New Oxford, Pa. native who now calls Broken Arrow, Ok. home.

Car-owner Fred Rahmer may make the rest of the competition nervous for the 50 lap event Saturday at the Juniata County oval. A $12,000 – or more as there’s lap money involved as well – check awaits the winner.

“Stevie did a great job. He did what he had to do, and we hope we can get the car even better tomorrow,” said Rahmer.

It was Smith’s first UNOH All Star win since 2012 and he became the 16th different series winner out of 32 events in 2014.

Esh took the early lead over Holtgraver and Smith. The top three ran within three car-lengths of each other at times before entering traffic by lap 7. Smith drove under Holtgraver on lap 8 and worked lapped traffic to perfection to take the lead from Esh on lap 11. Holtgraver would move into second two laps later.

Smith ran the middle and low line with Holtgraver blasting away along the outside fence which propelled him to close rapidly on Smith by lap 17. Holtgraver raced to Smith’s outside with five to go.

“I didn’t know who it was but I saw someone running the very top,” said Smith. “That is where I love to be, but I knew it was time to move down.”

Smith stayed glued to the bottom which got faster as the race wore on. Holtgraver made a great run, but he didn't challenge over the final four circuits.

"I just slowed down some more," Smith said. "I hated to do it, but I think we were faster. I could run the top early, but it's a decision I had to make. It could have cost us the race, but we won anyway."

Dietrich, who took a UNOH All Star win at Lincoln Speedway in June, might have been the fastest car at the finish. He passed Esh for third on lap 16 and drove around Holtgraver for the runner-up spot exiting turn two on the last lap.

"We were pretty good," Dietrich said beside his Gary Kauffman Racing/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Mark Bell Trucking/Racers Used Parts Warehouse/Bear Mountain Orchards/Drop of Ink Tattoo and Body Piercing backed #48. "I didn't think it would go 30 laps. A caution would have been nice. I don't know if we would have had anything for Stevie, but we sure as hell would have given it everything we had." Holtgraver fell to third.

“The car just got worse and worse and worse. It faded bad at the end. I was running as hard as I could but I was hanging it off the turn two fence. I went to the bottom the last lap so I wouldn’t wreck and Danny got around me. The tires wore off and I couldn’t get the wing back fast enough. I can’t wait till tomorrow,” said Holtgraver of his Rob Hunter owned, Seneca Energy Corp./DKW Transport/Bonnell’s Rod Shop backed machine.

UNOH All Star point leader Dale Blaney came from 10th to fourth, and Blane Heimbach completed the top five.

Port Royal Speedway - 9/5/2014 All Star Circuit of Champions (41 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 16.258; 2. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.372; 3. 29-Danny Dietrich, 16.381; 4. 11-Mike Erdley, 16.403; 5. 8H-Doug Esh, 16.424; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.496; 7. 5-Justin Barger, 16.502; 8. 51-Stevie Smith, 16.510; 9. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 16.524; 10. 19M-Brent Marks, 16.588; 11. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.607; 12. 56-Nate Snyder, 16.609; 13. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.626; 14. 14K-Dale Blaney, 16.664; 15. 747-Davey Sammons, 16.673; 16. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.755; 17. 5G-Curt Michael, 16.757; 18. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 16.775; 19. 12J-Lynton Jeffrey, 16.781; 20. 14-Lance Dewease, 16.812; 21. 33-Curt Stroup, 16.830; 22. O-Rick Lafferty, 16.830; 23. 29W-Ryan Wilson, 16.892; 24. 7-Chad Layton, 16.901; 25. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.902; 26. 25B-Tyler Bear, 16.918; 27. O7-Justin Henderson, 16.929; 28. RG3-Logan Wagner, 16.981; 29. 99M-Kyle Moody, 16.983; 30. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 17.000; 31. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 17.047; 32. 44H-Joey Hershey, 17.066; 33. 65-Dave Ely, 17.253; 34. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 17.264; 35. 44-Rodney Westhafer, 17.389; 36. 21K-Kyle Pruitt, 17.404; 37. 15S-Vince Snyder, 17.418; 38. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.531; 39. 12W-Troy Fraker, 17.779; 40. 15R-Jay Reichard, 18.231; 41. 98H-Dave Blaney, 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 33-Curt Stroup[1] ; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 3. 8H-Doug Esh[5] ; 4. 5G-Curt Michael[2] ; 5. 21-Brian Montieth[3] ; 6. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[6] ; 7. 65-Dave Ely[9] ; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody[8] ; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[7] ; 10. 98H-Dave Blaney[11] ; 11. 15S-Vince Snyder[10]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 19M-Brent Marks[4] ; 2. 5C-Dylan Cisney[2] ; 3. O-Rick Lafferty[1] ; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach[6] ; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett[5] ; 7. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[8] ; 8. 25B-Tyler Bear[7] ; 9. 75-Nicole Bower[10] ; 10. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[9]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 12J-Lynton Jeffrey[2] ; 2. 747-Davey Sammons[3] ; 3. 29-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 4. O7-Justin Henderson[7] ; 5. 5-Justin Barger[5] ; 6. 44-Rodney Westhafer[9] ; 7. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer[8] ; 8. 29W-Ryan Wilson[1] ; 9. 20-Ryan Taylor[4] ; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker[10]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 7-Chad Layton[1] ; 2. 14-Lance Dewease[2] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[3] ; 4. 51-Stevie Smith[5] ; 5. 56-Nate Snyder[4] ; 6. 11-Mike Erdley[6] ; 7. RG3-Logan Wagner[7] ; 8. 44H-Joey Hershey[8] ; 9. 21K-Kyle Pruitt[9] ; 10. 15R-Jay Reichard[10]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 8H-Doug Esh[2] ; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 3. 51-Stevie Smith[6] ; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach[1] ; 5. 29-Danny Dietrich[5] ; 6. 5-Justin Barger[4]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett[3] ; 2. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[1] ; 3. 11-Mike Erdley[2] ; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[6] ; 5. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[10] ; 6. RG3-Logan Wagner[8] ; 7. 65-Dave Ely[13] ; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody[9] ; 9. 44-Rodney Westhafer[15] ; 10. 44H-Joey Hershey[12] ; 11. 98H-Dave Blaney[21] ; 12. 25B-Tyler Bear[7] ; 13. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[14] ; 14. 75-Nicole Bower[18] ; 15. 12W-Troy Fraker[19] ; 16. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer[11] ; 17. 15S-Vince Snyder[17] ; 18. 21K-Kyle Pruitt[16] ; 19. 20-Ryan Taylor[4] ; 20. 29W-Ryan Wilson[5] ; 21. 15R-Jay Reichard[20]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps) 1. 51-Stevie Smith[3]; 2. 29-Danny Dietrich[5]; 3. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[2]; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[10]; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach[4]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett[13]; 7. 14-Lance Dewease[19]; 8. 19M-Brent Marks[7]; 9. 11-Mike Erdley[12]; 10. 8H-Doug Esh[1]; 11. 56-Nate Snyder[8]; 12. 5-Justin Barger[6]; 13. 94-Ryan Smith[15]; 14. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[11]; 15. 12J-Lynton Jeffrey[18]; 16. O-Rick Lafferty[21]; 17. 5G-Curt Michael[16]; 18. 21-Brian Montieth[9]; 19. 33-Curt Stroup[20]; 20. O7-Justin Henderson[24]; 21. 747-Davey Sammons[14]; 22. 7-Chad Layton[22]; 23. 5C-Dylan Cisney[17]; 24. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[23] Hard Charger: 14-Lance Dewease[+12]

 

 

UNOH All Stars set to invade Port Royal for 47th Annual Tuscarora 50 Weekend

PORT ROYAL, PA. (Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014) – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions are hoping to put an end to the domination of the Pennsylvania Posse at this weekend’s 47th Annual Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal Speedway. The event takes place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. as part of the 160th Annual Juniata County Fair.

When the UNOH All Stars invaded Port Royal in April for the Bob Weikert Memorial, Hodnett would take the victory but it wasn’t easy as four time All Star champion Dale Blaney pressured him most of the way.

The 2013 Night Before event drew 39 cars and saw Greg Hodnett wire the field for the $5,000 payday . With 40 cars in action, last year’s Tuscarora 50 saw a rousing event as both Danny Dietrich and Brian Montieth came from deep within the field to challenge leader Don Kreitz Jr. for the lead with Montieth taking control nearing the 10-to-go point. Montieth’s rally put Kreitz’s elbows up and the Sinking Spring veteran surged back to the front a few laps later to drive to his third career Tuscarora victory while pocketing over $13,000 for the checkers.

This year, Friday’s Night Before The 50 sprint car program will pay the winner $5,000 to win the 30 lap feature event and $400 just to start.

Packer’s Concessions of Centre Hall is sponsoring a $200 fast time award for the fastest Night Before The 50 qualifier in time trials.

The super late models are also on the Friday card with group time trials slated in warm ups.

Saturday’s 47th annual running of the Tuscarora 50 will see a total event purse of some $42,000 posted for the sprinters including a paid B Main. Sponsored by Ramsey’s Car Washes, the Tuscarora 50 main event will pay $12,000 to win and $500 just to start. Each lap of the Tuscarora 50 will pay $25 to lead and the Packer’s Concessions fast timer for the 50 will receive a $300 cash award.

The econo lates will join the 410 sprints for the 50, racing in a special, rare, topless event.

This will be the 32nd and 33rd events in 2014 for the UNOH All Stars with 15 different drivers picking up series wins thus far.

Blaney must be considered a contender to upset the PA Posse! The Hartford, Ohio driver scored his 13th UNOH All Star win this past Saturday at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio, running his career series total to 112. “The Low Rider” hasn’t scored this many UNOH All Star wins since 1996 when he won 17 features.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver also posted a UNOH All Star win at Attica this past Friday, the third series win of 2014. He currently is third in the All Star’s national points.

And NEVER count out “The Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild. The Wooster, Ohio driver has a pair of UNOH All Star wins in 2014 and sits second in the series national points.

The pair of races are points battles in the UNOH All Star’s Eastern Region standings where Hodnett leads four time national All Star champion Tim Shaffer by just 16 markers. Shaffer scored his first UNOH All Star win of 2014 two weeks ago at Mercer Raceway Park in Western Pennsylvania.

Danny Dietrich sits fifth in the UNOH All Star Eastern Region standings and recorded a series win at Lincoln Speedway in June.

And to add even more excitement to the weekend’s events, the pair of races will determine the Port Royal Speedway track champion for 2014 and the title fight couldn’t be any closer.

After Monday’s Labor Day Classic for the sprints at Port Royal, both Rick Lafferty and Chad Layton are tied for the point lead with 4,825 markers. Both men have a win at the historic oval already this season.

Layton is already a two-time Port Royal rack champion, having scored the laurels for Middleswarth racing in 2010 and in 2012. If he would be able to take over the point lead and claim the crown with the conclusion of this weekend’s All Stars Sprints races, it would be an unprecedented eighth career track title for his car owner, Dave Middleswarth. Aside from Layton’s two titles, the Middleswarth stables garnered crowns with Keith Kauffman as their driver at the track in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2007.

Lafferty, a self-owned race, is looking for a first ever track title however after taking over the point lead from Mike Wagner at the track on August 30. Traditionally, Lafferty has performed better than Layton on slick track surfaces like the one that the Port Royal oval usually produces over the course of the 50 events.

And not to be counted out at this point is 2006 track champion Mike Erdley of Elizabethville, who sits just 50 points out of the lead coming into the weekend. Erdley too sometimes excels at slick track surfaces and on the heels of his car owner Randy Lisi’s just released retirement announcement effective at the end of the season, the Cinderella story of the Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal lays in his hands.

Defending track champion Blane Heimbach currently sits fourth in season points, at a 120-point deficit to the tied leaders. A bad night by any or all of the previously mentioned trio could thrust Heimbach right back to the top of the standings, a position he held for over three-quarters of the 2014 season since it began in April.

Admission to the Juniata County Fair that surrounds the speedway is FREE both nights with adult race general admission priced at $25 on Friday and $30 on Saturday. Students ages 12 -18 are admitted to the races for just $5 both nights.

Camping is available adjacent to the fairgrounds for the economical flat price of only $30, regardless of length of stay.

Gates for both racing programs will open at 4 p.m.

For more information go to www.portroyalspeedway.com or www.allstarsprint.com

 

 

UNOH All Stars to kick off 2015 in big way!

CAMARGO, IL. (Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014) – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will kick off the 2015 season in a huge way with five events in eight days at just two tracks. AND, each event will pay $5,000 to win!

Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida starts the UNOH All Star season with three shows, Thursday, Feb. 5, Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7. Then the All Stars head to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday Feb. 12.

Each show pays the standard UNOH All Star purse of $5,000 to win with a breakdown to $1,000 for 10th and $400 to start the A-Main.

“We want to thank the great folks at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park for what they are doing to support the All Stars and the teams. We will work hard to make sure the fans are treated to an entertaining and fun start to the 2015 racing season,” said Guy Webb, President of the UNOH All Stars. “This is a great event for the teams and fans. Not only is there a lot of money on the line for the teams, but they take place in a little over a week’s time with very little travel.”

Tom Deery, President of World Racing Group, owner of Volusia Speedway Park, is excited about the DIRTcar Nationals and the UNOH All Stars’ role in the annual event.

“The DIRTcar Nationals have become the traditional kick-off to the season for winged 410 sprint cars and the All Stars are an important part of the five days of sprint cars at Volusia. The warm temperatures and great racing is the perfect way for the fans up north to have fun and kick off their racing season,” said Deery.

The official hotel partners for the UNOH All Star teams and fans will be announced soon – one in Ocala and one in the Daytona area.

In a further 2014 schedule adjustment, the Thursday September 4th event scheduled at Canandaigua Motorsports Park has been cancelled due to the tragic events that occurred at the track last month.

Keep up with more breaking news about the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at www.allstarsprint.com

 

 

UNOH All Stars announce 2015 Point Fund, Tow Money Packages

CAMARGO, Ill. (Friday, Aug. 29, 2014) – To reward sprint car teams who support fans and tracks where the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions compete at, the series has revamped it’s point fund for 2015.

The UNOH All Stars will no longer utilize the “region” point fund and will go back to crowning one national champion. Also, the series will incorporate “tow money” to the teams who follow the tour all season.

The 2015 point fund – which will be paid to teams by Jan. 20, 2016 – will reward the UNOH All Star champion $30,000. Series President Guy Webb said more money has been added through the top 10.

“This point fund will help the race teams trying to stay on the tour for the entire season. We want to reward the teams that put great effort to entertain the fans and support the tracks that support them,” said Webb.

The 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Point Fund will be: 1. $ 30,000 2. $ 20,000 3. $ 17,000 4. $ 12,000 5. $ 9,000 6. $ 8,000 7. $ 7,000 8. $ 6,000 9. $ 5,000 10. $5,000 10. $5,000

In addition, the series will pay the previous year’s national champion $500 “tow money” per track and $300 to up to 9 other teams registered to run the entire season.

“For example, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, not only will teams be running for $5,000 to win each of nine nights, but those nine cars who registered to run the entire season with us, could earn an extra $2,700 in tow money just for that week,” said Webb.

The UNOH All Stars have also revamped the funding for all non-transfer cars – those that do not qualify for the A-main feature - at each series event. All non-transfer cars at each UNOH All Star event will now receive $100.

“We want to try and help the smaller funded teams and be as welcoming as we can to the local teams that compete with us at all our great tracks,” said Webb. “We recognize the local competitors are as important to our series and the fans and tracks as the All Star competitors.”

The UNOH All Star officials have been working hard to put together another strong schedule for 2015.

“Things are moving forward and in the right direction. We have the 2015 schedule nearly wrapped up and are excited about the teams we have coming aboard and the great racing they will provide for the fans. We have great business partners like the University of Northwestern Ohio and great relationships with the tracks. I believe 2015 will be a fantastic year for our sport,” said Webb.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

 

 

Tracks ban together to support UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

In recent years track operators throughout the Midwest have worked together to insure dirt tracks across the region are successful. With the recent announcement of a new sprint car series many tracks once again have jointly discussed the issues this brings to sprint car racing and have decided to continue their support of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions and the organization’s 30+ year history including Ohio Sprint Speedweek and other special events.

The tracks announcing their support of the All Stars include Fremont Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park, Eldora Speedway, Sharon Speedway, the NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway and Waynesfield Raceway Park in Ohio; Lernerville Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park in Pennsylvania; Butler Motor Speedway in Michigan; Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin; Huset Speedway in South Dakota; and Volusia Speedway Park in Florida.

These tracks represent over 75 percent of the current UNOH All Star schedule.

The UNOH All Stars have upcoming races at Mercer Raceway Park (Aug. 23 and 24), Attica Raceway Park (Aug. 29 and 30), the NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway (Aug. 31); Canandaigua Motorsports Park (Sept. 4); Port Royal Speedway (Sept. 5 and 6); Fremont Speedway (Sept. 12 and 13); Brushcreek Motorsports Complex (Sept. 20); and Eldora Speedway (Oct. 11).

 

 

Blaney stays hot, gets fourth straight UNOH All Star win with Atomic victory

By Brian Liskai

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Thursday, July 3, 2014) – Dale Blaney is running out of things to say about his race team. “The Low Rider” dominated Ohio Sprint Speedweek and continued that hot streak Thursday by earning his fourth straight University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win at Atomic Speedway for the traditional “The Night the Stars Come Out” event.

Blaney, a four time and defending UNOH All Star champion, passed Tim Shaffer – another four time series champion – at the half-way point of Thursday’s feature and powered away for the victory. It is Blaney’s 105th career All Star win and the sixth of the season, equaling his total series wins of 2013.

“I don’t know what more I can say about the team Tony (Kennedy) has put together. George (Fisher, crew chief) and the guys have this thing so good…I’m very comfortable in the car and that gives me a lot of confidence,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Penske Shocks/Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis #14k.

“We’re approaching some big milestones and it’s only July third. I would like to get double digit wins with the All Stars (he had 12 All Star wins in 1995 and 17 in 1996 and got close with 9 series wins in 2008 and 2012) and I like how we’re rolling coming into some big races like the Doty and Royal,” continued Blaney who has 10 total wins this season including a World of Outlaws victory.

For Shaffer, leading the first 15 laps and finishing second was a huge confidence booster.

“I’m very happy with second and now I want to win even more. After speedweek I was down and was questioning myself. We just needed to start taking steps in the right direction. We qualified well and that gave me some confidence. We ran the heat well and that gave me more confidence and we got rolling in the dash and I got to race hard for a chance to win. Mentally I’m back where I should be and we’re going to win some races,” said Shaffer of his Bryan Grove Racing/Canton Erectors backed #45.

Young Travis Philo turned a lot of heads during Ohio Sprint Speedweek with several top five runs. The Waterville, Ohio driver would battle Shaffer early for the lead and would settle for a third place finish.

“That’s the best All Star finish I’ve had. I got a great start and battled with Shaffer and then we got to traffic and I saw that 14 car and I knew we were in trouble the way he’s been rolling. That was a blast and I’m learning a lot racing with those guys,” said Philo beside his Control Design Solutions/Kistler Racing Products/Banshee Graphics backed #5t.

Shaffer and Danny Holtgraver would bring the field to green for the 30-lap feature with Shaffer getting the upper hand. Philo would hound Shaffer with Holtgraver, Jimmy Stinson, Danny Smith and Jac Haudenschild in tow. It didn’t take long for 7th starter Blaney to work his way into the top three and at the half-way point he would drive into the lead.

The race went caution free until lap 26 when Haudenschild, who won the speedweek show at Atomic last week, spun after battling Lee Jacobs for fifth. Blaney would check out on the restart and drove to his fourth straight win. Shaffer, Philo, Holtgraver and Jacobs would round out the top five.

The UNOH All Stars head to the NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio Saturday. The event was added to the schedule after the speedweek event fell victim to rain last Monday. For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com.

Atomic Speedway - 7/3/2014

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (31 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 11.520; 2. 84-Jimmy Stinson, 11.737; 3. 5T-Travis Philo, 11.839; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 11.862; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer, 11.882; 6. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 11.887; 7. 49-Cole Duncan, 11.901; 8. 4-Danny Smith, 11.946; 9. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 11.971; 10. 14K-Dale Blaney, 11.973; 11. 22-Ryan Broughton, 12.016; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.079; 13. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.081; 14. 4X-Eddie Slone, 12.119; 15. 40I-Mark Imler, 12.120; 16. 60C-Kory Crabtree, 12.156; 17. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.181; 18. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.218; 19. 99-Todd Kane, 12.259; 20. 23-Jimmy Light, 12.355; 21. A97-Aaron Higgins, 12.421; 22. 41-Randy Fink, 12.492; 23. 25AU-Jack Lee, 12.563; 24. 92-Sam Ashworth, 12.582; 25. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 12.699; 26. 45C-Mark Coleman, 12.702; 27. 3F-Brandy Bower, 12.707; 28. 22D-Josh Davis, 12.798; 29. 83X-Nate Reeser, 12.911; 30. 3FX-Dean Kester, 13.774; 31. 2-Nathan Skaggs, 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 63-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 5. A97-Aaron Higgins[1] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[6] ; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser[8] ; 8. 59-Bryan Nuckles[7]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[4] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 3. 84-Jimmy Stinson[6] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 5. 4X-Eddie Slone[3] ; 6. 41-Randy Fink[1] ; 7. 3FX-Dean Kester[8] ; 8. 45C-Mark Coleman[7]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 99-Todd Kane[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 3. 22-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 4. 40I-Mark Imler[3] ; 5. 2-Nathan Skaggs[8] ; 6. 25AU-Jack Lee[1] ; 7. 3F-Brandy Bower[7] ; 8. 49-Cole Duncan[5]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 2. 92-Sam Ashworth[1] ; 3. 23-Jimmy Light[2] ; 4. 22D-Josh Davis[7] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[6] ; 7. 60C-Kory Crabtree[3]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 84-Jimmy Stinson[3] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 6. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[6]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 49-Cole Duncan[3] ; 2. 60C-Kory Crabtree[4] ; 3. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 4. 25AU-Jack Lee[6] ; 5. 41-Randy Fink[5] ; 6. 59-Bryan Nuckles[7] ; 7. 45C-Mark Coleman[8] ; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser[10] ; 9. 3FX-Dean Kester[11] ; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 11. 3F-Brandy Bower[9]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[7]; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4]; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[2]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[9]; 6. 49-Cole Duncan[12]; 7. 63-Chad Kemenah[10]; 8. 4-Danny Smith[5]; 9. 84-Jimmy Stinson[3]; 10. 60C-Kory Crabtree[15]; 11. 2-Nathan Skaggs[24]; 12. 4X-Eddie Slone[13]; 13. 55F-Taylor Ferns[11]; 14. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[6]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[17]; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[16]; 17. 22D-Josh Davis[23]; 18. 23-Jimmy Light[19]; 19. 92-Sam Ashworth[22]; 20. A97-Aaron Higgins[20]; 21. 99-Todd Kane[18]; 22. 40I-Mark Imler[14]; 23. 25AU-Jack Lee[21]; 24. 22-Ryan Broughton[8]

Hard Charger: 2-Nathan Skaggs[+13]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Blaney wraps up Ohio Sprint Speedweek title with $10,000 Fremont payday

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Coming into the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek Dale Blaney had only one University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win, that coming in April. Now he wishes every week could be speedweek.

“The Low Rider” took the lead from James McFadden on lap 42 and drove to his fourth win of speedweek and a $10,000 payday at Fremont Speedway on Ludwig Propane Night. Blaney NEVER finished out of the top two in the six speedweek events (3 nights were lost to rain). He now has 104 career All Star victories. It was his third win of the season at Fremont and he now has 22 career victories at “The Track That Action Built,” 16 of which are All Star wins.

For Blaney, the week was worth around $30,000 in earnings. He and car owner Tony Kennedy agreed to donate $1,500 to the Kick-It Foundation to help combat childhood cancer. Fremont Speedway has a goal to raise at least $50,000 by September for the foundation.

For Blaney, he becomes the first five time Ohio Sprint Speedweek champion (also in 1995, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2014) and took a huge step in becoming the first five time UNOH All Star national champion.

“We should have speedweek every week. I love coming to all these Ohio tracks…they’ve been really great to me and the fans have really been great to me and I appreciate it more than you know. My guys are awesome. George (Fisher, crew chief) is unbelievable right now. We’re working so good together and Tony has put together a great team and I’m the lucky guy who gets to drive this thing,” said Blaney of his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis/Penske Shocks backed #14K.

“Every time I would get a run on him (McFadden) the caution would come out. I thought for sure he’d move up a little bit but it worked out. What we earned this week will pay for a year in college for my daughter I guess,” joked Blaney. “I’m very, very happy. Those guys (the crew) have earned it. Tony’s risked a lot and we’re doing pretty well right now. I hope we can keep it rolling. We have a lot of big races coming up…the Doty, the Royal. We’re looking forward to the next race but we have a big opportunity to do some good here.”

“Nobody’s won five Ohio Sprint Speedweek titles…that’s another notch to be up there with the likes of Frankie Kerr. I’m proud of the All Stars and teams and Rich Farmer has done a fantastic job with Fremont,” added Blaney.

For Australian driver James McFadden, who up until a month ago had never laid eyes on Fremont Speedway, his second place finish was a bit of a disappointment after having lead the first 41 laps. However, in three appearances at Fremont he has a fourth, a $10,000 win and a second place finish at “The Track That Action Built.”

“Dale Blaney is pretty much the master around this joint. This is the second time he’s gotten around us with 10 to go. I’m disappointed in myself. I screwed up and hit the tires there and that was the race right there. I feel bad for the boys…they give me a great car and I just stepped on it,” said McFadden beside his Tim Norman/Joe Gaerte owned machine. “We’ve got great car speed…I just can’t finish it off.”

“I’ll go back to the drawing board to see what I can do different to beat that 14 car. It’s awesome to race with him…he’s probably my favorite driver and he also clean to race with. It’s cool to see another Australian up here (Jamie Veal finished third). It proves how good our racing is back home and hopefully some of these fans can come over and visit us,” added McFadden beside his Gaerte Engines/XYZ Machining/Red Line Oil/Hoosier Tires/All Star Performance backed machine.

Veal had a coming out party for the Ohio crowd during speedweek, adding another podium finish.

“I feel good to finish third especially against James and Dale Blaney, two of the best sprint car drivers in the world to race against. It was a pretty good week and I hope to keep it rolling over the next few weeks with the big races coming up,” said Veal beside his SWI Engineering #35AU.

On Thursday John Ivy crashed his 305 sprint car and the crew had to spend the previous day thrashing to get a car ready for Saturday. The Fremont, Ohio driver rewarded the effort by holding off a hard-charging Bobby Clark to earn his first win of the season in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. For Ivy, the track’s defending division champion, it is his 46th career Fremont win and he is sixth on the track’s all-time win list.

“I was wondering what to do there with about five to go. I didn’t know whether I should stay here (on the bottom) or move up a little bit so I just let it roll up there a little bit. I think the tire started to seal up there at the end,” said Ivy beside his Fremont Fence/B&L Heating and Plumbing/Little Bar on the Prairie/Sonny’s Machining and Welding/Big D’s Pizza/Kistler Engines/Nagy Equipment Sales/Willey’s Towing/Kear’s Speed Shop backed machine.

“I didn’t think we’d ever get here. I saw that caution come out there on lap 18 and I was saying to myself ‘I’ve been here before and I hope it doesn’t end up the same way.’ I have to thank Joey and my brother and big Kenny and everybody on this car. Those guys busted their busts yesterday to get this back together,” said Ivy in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Not to be outdone by the exciting feature finishes, the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks put on a whale of a show. Shawn Valenti, who has eight wins at Fremont this season, and the track’s all-time winningest driver, Art Ball, had the fans on their feet the final four laps as they raced door to door. When the checkered flew, it was 75-year-old Ball in the Engine Pro Victory Lane for the second time this season and for the 76th time of his career at Fremont Speedway.

“Honestly that was a whole lot of fun,” said a very happy Ball beside his Chaney Roofing/Distel’s Septic Service/Harley and Bev Lee/Ritzler Accounting/Faber Sub-Contracting/Lash Family Racing/Handy Graphix/TA Custom Cabinetry/Pierce Engineering backed truck.

It was a restart with five laps to go when Ball went for the lead.

“He (Valenti) wanted the top and I wanted the bottom and it worked. He always races clean and that’s what I like about Shawn. I have one more win than my age now and that means I can come back and not lose one if I don’t win a feature next year,” added Ball with a grin from ear to ear.

McFadden and Danny Holtgraver brought the field of 24 to green for the 50-lap All Star feature. The race would stay green through the first 35 laps.

McFadden took the lead over Holtgraver, Rob Chaney, Caleb Griffith, Brian Lay and Veal. Griffith would drive into third on lap two and around Holtgraver for second a lap later. With five laps in McFadden had a comfortable lead over Griffith, Holtgraver, Veal, Chaney, Lay, Chad Kemenah and 9th starter Blaney.

As the leaders prepared to encounter heavy lapped traffic that was racing side by side by lap 15, Griffith closed on McFadden with Veal, Holtgraver, Chaney and Blaney in tow. McFadden picked his way through the lapped cars with Griffith and Veal locked in a great battle for second. Veal would take the runner-up spot on lap 19 but Griffith stayed close as the two battled back and forth over the next 8 laps.

At the half-way point McFadden was unchallenged for the lead while Veal and Griffith continued to battle for second while Chaney was fighting with Blaney for fourth. Blaney, utilizing the bottom groove, would move into fourth on lap 26 and closed on Griffith two laps later, taking third on lap 29.

With 15 laps to go McFadden, Veal and Blaney were locked in a tremendous race for the lead as they sliced through traffic. Max Stambaugh would stop on the back stretch on lap 36 to bring out the first caution. The restart order was McFadden, Veal, Blaney, Griffith and Chaney. When the green flew McFadden got an excellent restart with Blaney driving under Veal for second. But, Lee Jacobs would spin to necessitate another restart. After another lap was completed Brian Smith would spin. A lap and another caution when Byron Reed stopped on the track.

So, with 10 laps to go, the restart order was McFadden, Blaney, Chaney (who had moved into third on the previous restart), Veal, Griffith, Holtgraver and D.J. Foos who had worked his way up from the 17th starting spot. Again McFadden would get a tremendous restart over Blaney. But, on lap 42 McFadden would make a small bobble in turns three and four and Blaney pounced, shooting to his outside to drive into the lead.

Blaney could not shake McFadden as Veal and Chaney battled for third with Holtgraver, Griffith and Foos in tow. With three laps to go McFadden closed on Blaney but the Low Rider was able to fend off the challenge to take the win. Behind Blaney, McFadden and Veal at the finish were Chaney, Griffith, Foos, Holtgraver, Kemenah, Lay and Derek Hagar.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature Ivy and Thursday night’s winner Paul Weaver brought the field to green with Ivy gaining the advantage over Weaver, Clark, Jimmy Colvin, Dustin Dinan and Josh Harrison. Brandon Moore would bring the caution out after one lap was recorded.

On the restart Ivy pulled away from Weaver who had his hands full with Clark while Colvin, Dinan, Harrison, Jason Keckler, Nate Dussel and Alvin Roepke put on a show for fourth. The running order didn’t change much until the leaders caught the back of the pack by lap 10 but Kyle Peters would spin to give everyone a clear track.

The restart order was Ivy, Weaver, Clark, Colvin, Dinan, Dussel, Roepke, Harrison, Jordan Ryan, Keckler and Seth Schneider. When the green flew so did Ivy. With nine laps to go Ivy led Weaver and Clark with the battle for fourth going on between Colvin, Dinan, Dussel and Roepke.

Just as Clark passed Weaver for second, Peters would spin again, giving everyone a shot at Ivy. When the green flew Clark drove to Ivy’s outside with Weaver, Dinan, Roepke and Ryan in pursuit. With three laps to go Ivy and Clark were side by side. Coming to the white flag Ivy drifted up to block Clark’s advance as they exited turn four and that caused Clark to get a bad entry to turn one on the final lap.

Ivy would drive to the win over Clark, Weaver, Dinan and Ryan.

Matt Foos and Valenti brought the field to green for the 20-lap AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Truck feature and right away the crowd new they were in for a thriller as Foos, Valenti, Cory Ward and Ball raced side by side and nose to tail for the lead. However, after a lap was completed Andrew Lutman stopped on the track for a caution.

When the green flew the quartet of Foos, Valenti, Ward and Ball continued their battle. After Foos led by a bumper the first three laps, Valenti would slip by and begin to pull away as Foos, Ward and Ball continued to battle for second. Ball would finally take the second spot on lap 14 as they raced into lapped traffic.

Kent Brewer would stop in turn one on lap 15 to set up a fantastic finish. The restart order was Valenti, Ball, Foos, Ward, Jimmy McGrath Jr., Brad Keckler and Jim McGrath Sr. When the green flew Valenti went to the top with Ball racing to his inside. The pair raced door to door over the next three laps.

As they raced to the white flag Ball drove under Valenti to lead by a bumper with Ward getting around Foos. Valenti would bobble ever so slightly in turn two on the final lap, giving Ball an advantage. However, as they raced into the final two corners, Valenti regained his momentum and it was a drag race to the checkers. Ball would win by less than half a truck length over Valenti with Ward, McGrath Jr. and Foos rounding out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 5 on Miller Rigging Night. It will be a Classic Car Cruise-In Night as well with fans encouraged to bring their classic cars out to put on display. It will be a Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series event for the 410 sprints which will reward the champion with a $10,000 payday at the end of the season. The 305 sprints and dirt trucks will also be in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or www.fastondirt.com

Fremont Speedway - 6/28/2014

Ludwig Propane Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (44 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying – Kistler Engines

1. 3G-James McFadden, 12.940; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.964; 3. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.037; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.057; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 13.065; 6. 14H-Todd Heller, 13.067; 7. 9X-Rob Chaney, 13.072; 8. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.080; 9. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 13.080; 10. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 13.119; 11. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.160; 12. 70-Derek Hagar, 13.162; 13. 60K-Jody Keegan, 13.170; 14. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.174; 15. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.195; 16. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.209; 17. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.212; 18. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 13.256; 19. 11F-D.J. Foos, 13.316; 20. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.362; 21. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.363; 22. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.401; 23. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.431; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.443; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.471; 26. 71AU-Ryan Davis, 13.509; 27. 83-Stevie Smith, 13.550; 28. 97-Bryan Sebetto, 13.556; 29. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.615; 30. 78-Todd Kane, 13.627; 31. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 13.667; 32. 53-Cap Henry, 13.727; 33. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.797; 34. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.806; 35. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.844; 36. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.844; 37. 40I-Mark Imler, 13.983; 38. 44W-Austin Wheatley, 13.989; 39. 9-Dean Jacobs, 14.013; 40. O7X-Dain Naida, 14.031; 41. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.411; 42. 83X-Nate Reeser, 14.423; 43. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 14.584; 44. 39M-Matt Merrill, 16.360

Heat 1 – Kear’s Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[2] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[9] ; 5. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton[11] ; 9. 40I-Mark Imler[10] ; 10. 19P-Paige Polyak[8] ; 11. 60K-Jody Keegan[3]

Heat 2 – All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 35AU-Jamie Veal[4] ; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[9] ; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 7. 14H-Todd Heller[5] ; 8. 44W-Austin Wheatley[10] ; 9. 83X-Nate Reeser[11] ; 10. 71AU-Ryan Davis[7] ; 11. 78-Todd Kane[8]

Heat 3 – Dragon Race Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Shane Stewart[1] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 3. 11F-D.J. Foos[2] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[5] ; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 6. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 7. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[8] ; 8. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[11] ; 9. 83-Stevie Smith[7] ; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 11. 9-Dean Jacobs[10]

Heat 4 – Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 4. 70-Derek Hagar[4] ; 5. 97-Bryan Sebetto[7] ; 6. 53-Cap Henry[8] ; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor[5] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 10. O7X-Dain Naida[10] ; 11. 39M-Matt Merrill[11]

Dash – Howard Johnsons of Lima (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 3G-James McFadden[3] ; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[4] ; 5. 35AU-Jamie Veal[2] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[6]

B-Main – MSD Ignitions (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11N-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 2. 14H-Todd Heller[3] ; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor[4] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 6. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 7. 83-Stevie Smith[10] ; 8. 9-Dean Jacobs[19] ; 9. 53-Cap Henry[14] ; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[16] ; 11. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker[15] ; 13. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[13] ; 14. 40I-Mark Imler[17] ; 15. 22B-Ryan Broughton[21] ; 16. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[23] ; 17. 83X-Nate Reeser[22] ; 18. 71AU-Ryan Davis[9] ; 19. 39M-Matt Merrill[24] ; 20. 44W-Austin Wheatley[18] ; 21. 78-Todd Kane[12] ; 22. 19P-Paige Polyak[11]

A-Main - UNOH (50 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[9]; 2. 3G-James McFadden[1]; 3. 35AU-Jamie Veal[5]; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[4]; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3]; 6. 11F-D.J. Foos[17]; 7. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[2]; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah[7]; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[6]; 10. 70-Derek Hagar[8]; 11. 22-Cole Duncan[10]; 12. 11N-Randy Hannagan[11]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson[19]; 14. 14H-Todd Heller[13]; 15. 5T-Travis Philo[12]; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[21]; 17. 1ST-Gary Taylor[14]; 18. 2+-Brian Smith[24]; 19. 45-Tim Shaffer[18]; 20. 5R-Byron Reed[15]; 21. 16-Chris Andrews[23]; 22. 97-Bryan Sebetto[22]; 23. 6M-Max Stambaugh[16]; 24. 2-Shane Stewart[20]

Hard Charger: 11F-D.J. Foos[+11]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[7] ; 2. 8I-John Ivy[5] ; 3. 10S-Roger Shammo[2] ; 4. 10-Josh Harrison[6] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 7. O2-Kevin Lee[4] ; 8. 32-Ryan French[1]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[4] ; 5. 7A-Alvin Roepke[6] ; 6. 8M-T.J Michael[7] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 8. 29P-Mark Pinski[5]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9-Jimmy Colvin[1] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 5. 5R-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 8. 1X-KylePeters[8]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 8I-John Ivy[1]; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[3]; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[2]; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[7]; 5. 5R-Jordan Ryan[15]; 6. 7A-Alvin Roepke[14]; 7. 1-Nate Dussel[11]; 8. 9-Jimmy Colvin[4]; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[9]; 10. 10-Josh Harrison[6]; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[13]; 12. 12-Kyle Capodice[16]; 13. 68G-Tyler Gunn[18]; 14. O2-Kevin Lee[19]; 15. 22M-Dan McCarron[21]; 16. 11G-Luke Griffith[20]; 17. 8M-T.J Michael[17]; 18. 32-Ryan French[22]; 19. 7M-Brandon Moore[8]; 20. 10S-Roger Shammo[12]; 21. 29P-Mark Pinski[23]; 22. 1X-KylePeters[24]; 23. 3J-Trey Jacobs[10]; 24. 19R-Steve Rando[5]

Hard Charger: 5R-Jordan Ryan[+10]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (20 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[1] ; 3. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[9] ; 4. 18W-Cory Ward[4] ; 5. O-Jim Keegan[7] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[5] ; 7. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[10] ; 8. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6] ; 9. 18R-Duffy Rubel[3] ; 10. 79-Andrew Lutman[8]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 3X-Brad Keckler[1] ; 3. O1-Art Ball[9] ; 4. 37-Eric Devanna[4] ; 5. 5-Jim McGrath[3] ; 6. D1-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 7. 7-Dana Frey[8] ; 8. 33-Jeff Ward[10] ; 9. 22-Brandon Leighton[6] ; 10. 3-Andy Earnhart[5]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. O1-Art Ball[3]; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2]; 3. 18W-Cory Ward[4]; 4. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[6]; 5. 2-Matt Foos[1]; 6. 3X-Brad Keckler[8]; 7. 33-Jeff Ward[16]; 8. 5-Jim McGrath[7]; 9. 4S-Keith Sorg[9]; 10. 7-Dana Frey[14]; 11. D1-Dustin Keegan[12]; 12. 22-Brandon Leighton[18]; 13. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[11]; 14. 3-Andy Earnhart[19]; 15. 8KB-Kent Brewer[13]; 16. 37-Eric Devanna[10]; 17. 18R-Duffy Rubel[15]; 18. 36M-Cory McCaughey[20]; 19. O-Jim Keegan[5]; 20. 79-Andrew Lutman[17]

Hard Charger: 33-Jeff Ward[+9]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Blaney on a hot streak, wins third Ohio Speedweek show

By Brian Liskai

LIMA, Ohio (Friday, June 27, 2014) – Dale Blaney won his 100th career University of All Star Circuit of Champions feature in April. He was held winless until the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. On Friday “The Low Rider” recorded his third win out of the five speedweek events including Friday’s stop at Limaland Motorsports Park.

Blaney inherited the lead when Jamie Veal smacked the front stretch wall on lap 27 and went on to record his 103rd career UNOH All Star victory. It was Blaney’s fourth series win of 2014 and he now has five All Star wins at Limaland.

“We had a good car. It didn’t take off the best but I knew we were going to have a good car by 40 laps. We kind of picked our way and I saw where they were running and the car got better and better. I can’t say enough about Tony (Kennedy, car owner). He’s put together a great team and we’re having some fun. George (Fisher, crew chief) is focused as I’ve ever seen him,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis/Penske Shocks/Tom’s Sewer and Septic Service backed machine.

“I’ve made so many laps around here and I know the track’s going to move. I knew when I had to get up on the track and to the middle. The guys give me a great car and it’s second nature for me to go do those spots,” added Blaney.

Greg Wilson, who started in the fourth row next to Blaney, would close on Blaney late in traffic, but had to settle for second.

“We fell back there early but man we had a bad fast race car there at the end. Dale and George and the Kennedy team…they’re a team to beat anywhere in the country. To run second to them…it sucks but we had a car that could run with them tonight and I’m proud of that for our team,” said Wilson beside his Hercules Tire/All Star Plumbing and Heating/Ohio Logistics/DNC Hydraulics backed #W20. “But damn I wanted to win that thing.”

“But, as long as we good here in a couple of weeks at the Doty (Brad Doty Classic on July 9)…we want to win that race. That’s pretty important to us. I want to really thank all the fans for coming out here and paying the prices to come and watch us race. I’m a blessed man to get to do this with my girls and my wife and it’s damn good to be standing on the front stretch,” added Wilson.

Byron Reed would finish third and considering how up and down his year has been, this may be the shot in the arm his team needed.

“This feels good. I’ve been doing this a lot of years and it can be very humbling. Sometimes I wonder if I know what I’m doing any more. But I know now we can still do this and I just need to get the confidence up,” said Reed of his Crown Battery/Kistler Engines backed machine. “We got beat by two better cars but they weren’t a lot better. We’re getting there. Hopefully we can build on this.”

Friday’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek visit was the 29th appearance at Limaland for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. The field of 45 cars was narrowed to the 24-car starting field for the 40-lap feature with Duane Zablocki and Stevie Smith comprising the front row.

When the green flew Zablocki would jump to the lead over Smith, Jamie Veal, Rob Chaney, Travis Philo, Reed and Blaney. Veal would grab second on lap 2 and immediately pressured Zablocki for the top spot. Veal would slide in front of Zablocki on lap five before the caution flew for Paul May.

On the ensuing restart Veal led Zablocki, Chaney, Reed, Philo, Smith and Blaney. After a lap was completed Ronnie Blair would stop with suspension damage. On the restart Sheldon Haudenschild and Derek Hagar would get together for another caution. When the green flew so did Veal as he pulled away from a tremendous battle for second between Zablocki, Reed, Chaney and Philo with Blaney staying close. Reed would take second on lap 10 with Chaney and Philo also getting around Zablocki.

Blaney would move into fifth by lap 11 with Veal pulling away from Reed with Chaney and Philo having a great battle for third. Philo would gain the position on lap 14.

By lap 15 the leaders were approaching heavy lapped traffic and Reed closed quickly on Veal with Philo third and Blaney in fourth. At the half-way point lapped cars were really coming into play with Veal leading Reed, Philo, Blaney, James McFadden, Wilson, Chaney and Smith.

Before Reed could try to get to Veal, Philo would challenge him for second and with 15 laps to go it was a tremendous three car battle for second with Blaney joining in. McFadden and Wilson would also close on the leaders. Blaney would drive by Phil for third on lap 26 and ran beside Reed for second. As the leaders came off turn four to complete lap 27 Veal bounced off the outside retaining wall as Blaney shot below to steal the lead.

Veal would stop on the front stretch, ending his great run. The restart order was Blaney, Reed, Philo, McFadden, Wilson, Chaney and Smith. When the green flew so did Blaney as Reed tried to stay close. Meanwhile Philo had his hands full with McFadden and Wilson as the trio traded sliders. Wilson would move into third with 10 laps to go.

Reed slowly ate into Blaney’s lead as Wilson also closed and with four laps to go Wilson ducked under Reed to take second. Wilson closed to within two car lengths of Blaney but ran out of time as “The Low Rider” drive to the win. Behind Blaney, Wilson and Reed were Philo and McFadden to round out the top five.

In the five Ohio Sprint Speedweek events, Blaney has not finished outside of the top two as he looks to wrap up his fifth speedweek title at the finale at Fremont Saturday. Blaney’s three Ohio Speedweek wins also puts him in a very good position to become the first ever five time UNOH All Star national champion.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/27/2014

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (45 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 9X-Rob Chaney, 11.569; 2. 83-Stevie Smith, 11.715; 3. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 11.799; 4. 16-Danny Maumaw, 11.996; 5. 71MX-Paul May, 12.017; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.029; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.031; 8. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.066; 9. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 12.074; 10. 67-Christopher Bell, 12.116; 11. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.185; 12. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.204; 13. 3G-James McFadden, 12.214; 14. 40I-Mark Imler, 12.234; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.287; 16. 9-Dean Jacobs, 12.314; 17. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 12.318; 18. 70-Derek Hagar, 12.322; 19. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 12.330; 20. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.331; 21. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.353; 22. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.368; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.374; 24. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.394; 25. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 12.441; 26. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 12.688; 27. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.731; 28. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 12.765; 29. 44W-Austin Wheatley, 12.820; 30. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 12.852; 31. 97-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 12.885; 32. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.981; 33. 78-Todd Kane, 12.987; 34. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.004; 35. 28H-Hud Horton, 13.048; 36. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.087; 37. 5-Dave Glennon, 13.109; 38. 15-Brandon Ferguson, 13.291; 39. 96AU-Bruce White, 13.292; 40. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 13.303; 41. 38-Dennis Wagner, 13.360; 42. 41K-Cole Ketchem, 13.384; 43. 19P-Paige Polyak, 99.991; 44. 53-Cap Henry, 99.992; 45. 71AU-Ryan Davis, 99.993

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 6M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 3G-James McFadden[3] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[6] ; 5. 35AU-Jamie Veal[4] ; 6. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[7] ; 7. 71MX-Paul May[5] ; 8. 78-Todd Kane[9] ; 9. 44W-Austin Wheatley[8] ; 10. 71AU-Ryan Davis[12] ; 11. 5-Dave Glennon[10] ; 12. 38-Dennis Wagner[11]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 70-Derek Hagar[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 4. 83-Stevie Smith[6] ; 5. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[7] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8] ; 7. 40I-Mark Imler[3] ; 8. 15-Brandon Ferguson[10] ; 9. 41K-Cole Ketchem[11] ; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 11. 67-Christopher Bell[4]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[2] ; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair[6] ; 8. 28H-Hud Horton[9] ; 9. 19P-Paige Polyak[11] ; 10. 96AU-Bruce White[10]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Shane Stewart[2] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[4] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 4. 9-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor[9] ; 7. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 9. 59-Bryan Nuckles[10] ; 10. 16-Danny Maumaw[6]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 2. 83-Stevie Smith[3] ; 3. 35AU-Jamie Veal[5] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[2] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[4]

C-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)

1. 41K-Cole Ketchem[4] ; 2. 96AU-Bruce White[1] ; 3. 59-Bryan Nuckles[2] ; 4. 71AU-Ryan Davis[6]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 71MX-Paul May[3] ; 2. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[8] ; 3. 35R-Ronnie Blair[1] ; 4. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[9] ; 5. 1ST-Gary Taylor[16] ; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[13] ; 8. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 9. 44W-Austin Wheatley[10] ; 10. 78-Todd Kane[14] ; 11. 5-Dave Glennon[17] ; 12. 40I-Mark Imler[5] ; 13. 55F-Taylor Ferns[11] ; 14. 41K-Cole Ketchem[20] ; 15. 15-Brandon Ferguson[18] ; 16. 28H-Hud Horton[15]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (40 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[7]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[8]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[6]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[5]; 5. 3G-James McFadden[9]; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney[4]; 7. 83-Stevie Smith[2]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart[16]; 9. 6M-Max Stambaugh[14]; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[10]; 11. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[20]; 12. 9-Dean Jacobs[13]; 13. 11N-Randy Hannagan[19]; 14. 81-Lee Jacobs[24]; 15. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[23]; 16. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[17]; 17. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1]; 18. 45-Tim Shaffer[18]; 19. 35AU-Jamie Veal[3]; 20. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[21]; 21. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[22]; 22. 70-Derek Hagar[15]; 23. 35R-Ronnie Blair[11]; 24. 71MX-Paul May[12]

Hard Charger: 81-Lee Jacobs[+10]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

Blaney rediscovers Fremont victory lane for second Ohio Sprint Speedweek win

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Fremont Speedway was Dale Blaney’s personal ATM in 2013. But, after opening the track’s season with a win in April, “The Low Rider” has been held winless at “The Track That Action Built.” That all changed Thursday during night #4 of the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions.

The four time and defending UNOH All Star Champion took a major step to claiming an unprecedented fifth series title by blasting past James McFadden on a restart at the half-way point of the feature and driving to his second Ohio Sprint Speedweek win. The victory is Blaney’s 102nd career UNOH All Star win and the third series victory of 2014. He now has 21 career victories at Fremont, of which, 15 have been All Star triumphs.

Blaney now holds a commanding lead in the Ohio Sprint Speedweek point standings as he looks to claim that title for the fifth time in his career. In fact, he has not finished out of the top three in any of the four speedweek events. He also pads his point lead in the UNOH All Star’s national and Ohio region points.

“I was really really tight entering the corners. Him (McFadden) in front of me…it had me all balled up. I was able to get a good run on him in one and two and in three he saw me and he had been running down and he caught it and I got around him and moved to the top. The car got really good the last 12 laps. I was able to get off two really well,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Penske Shocks/Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis #14k.

“George and Tony and Donny and Skippy…they do an awesome job with this thing. It’s such a pleasure for me to drive this right now. Those guys do 80 percent of the work and the credit should go to them…I just get to drive it,” added Blaney in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

For McFadden, Fremont Speedway has been fantastic to the Australian driver as he scored a $10,000-to-win victory back in May at the track and followed with a second place run Thursday on “I’m Your Guy Water Proofing Night.” The battle he had with Jac Haudenschild for second the last hand full of laps kept the big crowd entertained to say the least.

“I really like this track…it’s a lot like home. The track’s a little bit flatter but slicker than I’m used to. The team gave me an awesome car and it’s a pleasure to drive and it’s easy to get around here,” said McFadden beside his Tim Norman/Joe Gaerte owned #3G.

“It is always fun racing with someone like Jac. I probably used him up a little too much coming into three…didn’t expect to move up as much as I did…it kind of got away from me and I’m sorry about that. But, this gives us a lot of momentum going into the last two races,” added McFadden beside his Gaerte Engines/XYZ Machining/Red Line Oil/All Star Performance backed machine.

Haudenschild, who won the speedweek event the previous night at Atomic Speedway, is happy with the direction of his Rick Rodgers backed team.

“James and I had a real good race there…we slid back and forth a couple of times. That was fun. We’re getting better here and I’m looking forward to coming back here in a couple of days. I said it about a month ago…this team is starting to gel,” said Haudenschild beside his Mondak Portables/Triple X Racing/Renegade Rentals/Champion Oil/Destiny Racing backed #9w.

In a crash marred Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature, Fremont’s Paul Weaver would hold off Steve Rando for his first win of the season. The victory is Weaver’s 34th career win at the track and ties him with Al Franks for 10th on the track’s all-time win list. It wasn’t easy for Weaver, who said he ran out of fuel on the last lap.

“I ran out of fuel but I’m sure others did too. It just wouldn’t go down the straight away and we were slipping and sliding. I couldn’t find a good way into one. It was almost like close your eyes and where it ends up it ends up. We have been doing everything we could and Jamie Miller came along to help me including putting another car together. We put this one back together and right off the bat we win,” said Weaver beside his Hampshire Racing Engines/Buckeye Mobile Coatings/Weaver Performance Karts and Parts/Fostoria Mod Shop/M&L Excavating/Tender Touch Car Wash backed machine.

In the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks, Risingsun, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti battled the first half of the race with Art Ball and Matt Foos and then with Jimmy McGrath Jr. At the end, he held off a charging Daniel Roepke to score his 8th win of the season at Fremont. The victory is his 17th career win at the track.

“I have to thank Joe and Mike Burkin for putting me in their sprint car tonight and Jeff Babcock for this awesome truck. The truck is rolling the cushion nice,” said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking/Conrad Transport/Dave Story Equipment Repair/Day Dream and Memories Crafts and Antiques/KS Sales and Service backed #7b.

After the field of 51 UNOH All Star Sprint Cars – second highest car count of the week – was whittled down to the 24-car starting grid for the 40-lap feature, McFadden and Lee Jacobs would make up the front row. Jacobs, who holds the track record at Fremont Speedway, would bolt into the lead over McFadden, Blaney, Gary Taylor, Cap Henry and Haudenschild.

Jacobs set a blistering pace, hitting lapped traffic by the 7th circuit with McFadden, Blaney and Taylor closing. Taylor would use the lapped cars to steal third on lap 8. As Jacobs and McFadden tried to negotiate through the traffic, Taylor and Blaney closed. As Jacobs tried to maintain the lead and get around the lapped car of Brandon Wimmer, the two touched wheels with Jacobs slamming into the front stretch wall, ending his night and handing the lead to McFadden. Taylor too would suffer a flat tire and relinquished his second running spot to Blaney.

The restart order was McFadden, Blaney, Henry, Haudenschild, Christopher Bell, Chad Kemenah and Randy Hannagan. Haudenschild would move into third on lap 13 with Bell taking fourth by lap 16, bringing Kemenah to fifth. Travis Philo would spin on lap 19 to bunch up the field and on the restart; Blaney drove around the high side of McFadden in turns one and two to grab the lead.

Just past the half-way point the running order was Blaney, McFadden, Haudenschild, Kemenah, Bell and Henry. The car on the move was Chris Andrews who started 19th and was up to 7th by lap 24. With 11 laps remaining both McFadden and Haudenschild were closing on Blaney with Kemenah fourth and Andrews fifth.

The final caution would fly with five laps to go when Broc Martin spun. With a clear track Blaney would drive away as McFadden and Haudenschild put on a heck of a show battling for second with Andrews grabbing fourth. Haudenschild would move into second on lap 37 but McFadden squeezed back by a circuit later.

At the checkered it was Blaney over McFadden, Haudenschild, Andrews and Kemenah.

As a way to thank the teams for supporting Fremont Speedway during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek event, track promoter Rich Farmer added extra funds to the B-main.

Rookie Kyle Capodice and Weaver would bring the field to green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature with Weaver gaining the advantage over Capodice, Steve Rando, Nate Dussel, Dan McCarron, Alvin Roepke, Dan Hammond and John Ivy.

The action ground to a half on lap three when Jordan Ryan tipped over in turn two. The restart order was Weaver, Capodice, Rando, Dussel, Roepke, McCarron, Ivy and Seth Schneider. Rando would take charge of second on lap five, bringing Dussel and Roepke around Capodice. Roepke would bring out the caution on lap 11 when he found one of the infield tractor tires, ending his night. On the restart Ivy was able to drive around Dussel for third.

On lap 13 one of the infield tractor tires was moved into the racing groove to bring out the caution. On the restart Brandon Moore would spin. When the green came back out the running order was Weaver, Rando, Ivy, Dussel and Dustin Dinan. Dan Hammond would spin on lap 15 for another caution. When the green flew again it didn’t hold for too long as Dustin Stroup and Ricky Peterson would tangle on the front stretch necessitating a red. On the ensuing restart Capodice would spin. After lap 19 was recorded with the running order Weaver, Rando, Ivy, Dussel, Dinan and Schneider, McCarron would spin.

On the ensuing restart Dussel and Ivy would collide, sending both upside down. Now the restart order was Weaver, Rando, Dinan, Schneider, Jimmy Colvin, TJ Michael and Bobby Clark. Weaver and Rando pulled away from Dinan and it looked as if Weaver had the race in hand. But, on the final corner of the final lap, his car bobbled slightly and Rando drove to his inside as it was a drag race to the checkers. Weaver held on to win over Rando, Dinan, Schneider and Michael.

Brandon Moore took the Baumann Auto Group Big Bucks Bump Challenge and left his front row starting spot to go to the tail for a chance at a $5,000 bonus. He would come up short, finishing 10th. But, because he accepted the challenge, his 10th spot pay was doubled.

Art Ball and Matt Foos would bring the field to green for the 20-lap dirt truck feature. Right away it was a tremendous three truck battle between Ball, Foos and Valenti. The caution would fly on lap 3 when Brad Keckler tangled with Foos who had gotten a bit sideways in turn three. That handed the lead to Ball with Valenti and Jimmy McGrath locked in a battle for second. Ball, McGrath and Valenti now raced hard for the lead with Roepke and Kent Brewer in tow. McGrath Jr. would take the lead on lap six with Valenti and Ball glued to his bumper. Valenti would drive into second on lap eight and blasted around McGrath for the lead a circuit later.

At the half-way point the running order was Valenti, McGrath Jr., Ball, Roepke, Brewer and Cory Ward. Ball would spin on lap 16, handing third to Roepke who would then drive around McGrath on lap 18. Brandon Leighton would spin on lap 19, setting up a one-lap dash to the checkers. Valenti would hold off Roepke with McGrath Jr., Brewer and Ward rounding out the top five.

For more information about Saturday’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale paying $10,000 to win with the dirt trucks and 305 sprints also in action, go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Art Ball and Jim McGrath

Fremont Speedway - 6/26/2014

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (51 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 12.234; 2. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.280; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.285; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.317; 5. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux, 12.353; 6. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.365; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.423; 8. 3G-James McFadden, 12.425; 9. 53-Cap Henry, 12.453; 10. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.470; 11. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 12.480; 12. 67-Christopher Bell, 12.492; 13. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.495; 14. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.502; 15. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.502; 16. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 12.506; 17. 70-Derek Hagar, 12.518; 18. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 12.523; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.542; 20. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.572; 21. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.574; 22. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.579; 23. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.599; 24. 2+-Brian Smith, 12.604; 25. 11F-D.J. Foos, 12.610; 26. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.614; 27. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 12.623; 28. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.627; 29. 60K-Jody Keegan, 12.668; 30. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.668; 31. 49-Cole Duncan, 12.684; 32. 71MX-Paul May, 12.701; 33. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.727; 34. 11X-Brandon Martin, 12.742; 35. 78-Todd Kane, 12.750; 36. 44W-Austin Wheatley, 12.751; 37. 9-Dean Jacobs, 12.780; 38. 21-Dallas Hewitt, 12.800; 39. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.817; 40. 71AU-Ryan Davis, 12.826; 41. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.869; 42. O7X-Dain Naida, 12.888; 43. 97-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 12.906; 44. 83-Stevie Smith, 12.940; 45. 40I-Mark Imler, 12.960; 46. 312-Mike Linder, 12.966; 47. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.023; 48. 38-Dennis Wagner, 13.389; 49. 39M-Matt Merrill, 13.818; 50. 5-Dave Glennon, 99.991; 51. 19P-Paige Polyak, 99.992

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 70-Derek Hagar[2] ; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6] ; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[3] ; 5. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 6. 9-Dean Jacobs[10] ; 7. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[5] ; 8. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[9] ; 9. 5R-Byron Reed[11] ; 10. 60K-Jody Keegan[8] ; 11. 11F-D.J. Foos[7] ; 12. 39M-Matt Merrill[13] ; 13. 40I-Mark Imler[12]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Shane Stewart[3] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[5] ; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 8. 21-Dallas Hewitt[10] ; 9. 312-Mike Linder[12] ; 10. O7X-Dain Naida[11] ; 11. 5-Dave Glennon[13] ; 12. 11X-Brandon Martin[9] ; 13. 40-Caleb Helms[8]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 48-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 7. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[7] ; 8. 49-Cole Duncan[8] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[10] ; 10. 19P-Paige Polyak[13] ; 11. 46AU-Stuart Williams[12] ; 12. 97-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[11] ; 13. 78-Todd Kane[9]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 2+-Brian Smith[1] ; 3. 3G-James McFadden[5] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 5. 67-Christopher Bell[4] ; 6. 83-Stevie Smith[11] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 8. 71AU-Ryan Davis[10] ; 9. 38-Dennis Wagner[12] ; 10. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[3] ; 11. 44W-Austin Wheatley[9] ; 12. 71MX-Paul May[8]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 3G-James McFadden[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[5] ; 5. 11N-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6]

C-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 2. 83-Stevie Smith[6] ; 3. 97-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[5] ; 4. O7X-Dain Naida[4] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[9] ; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak[13] ; 7. 40I-Mark Imler[7] ; 8. 39M-Matt Merrill[11] ; 9. 38-Dennis Wagner[10] ; 10. 71AU-Ryan Davis[2] ; 11. 5-Dave Glennon[12]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 63-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[4] ; 4. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[7] ; 5. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[3] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 7. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[13] ; 8. 9-Dean Jacobs[17] ; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 10. 83-Stevie Smith[20] ; 11. W20-Greg Wilson[19] ; 12. 44W-Austin Wheatley[16] ; 13. 11X-Brandon Martin[14] ; 14. 78-Todd Kane[15] ; 15. 60K-Jody Keegan[9] ; 16. 49-Cole Duncan[11] ; 17. 21-Dallas Hewitt[18] ; 18. 11F-D.J. Foos[5]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (40 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[4]; 2. 3G-James McFadden[1]; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[8]; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[19]; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah[11]; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan[5]; 7. 67-Christopher Bell[9]; 8. 35AU-Jamie Veal[17]; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[14]; 10. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[12]; 11. 53-Cap Henry[3]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart[13]; 13. 70-Derek Hagar[16]; 14. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6]; 15. 99-Brady Bacon[10]; 16. 48-Danny Dietrich[22]; 17. 5T-Travis Philo[21]; 18. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[24]; 19. 2+-Brian Smith[23]; 20. 83M-Broc Martin[7]; 21. 35-Stuart Brubaker[18]; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs[2]; 23. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[15]; 24. 45-Tim Shaffer[20]

Hard Charger: 16-Chris Andrews[+15]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (27 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 5. 28-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[7] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 9. 11G-Luke Griffith[9]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 4. 22D-Dan Hammond[3] ; 5. 8M-T.J Michael[7] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[8] ; 8. 10-Josh Harrison[6] ; 9. 32-Ryan French[2]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7A-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 2. 6-Dustin Dinan[7] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[8] ; 6. 48-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 7. 10S-Roger Shammo[9] ; 8. 29P-Mark Pinski[4] ; 9. 94K-Kurt Huber[6]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[10] ; 7. 10-Josh Harrison[8] ; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo[6] ; 9. 48-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 10. 29P-Mark Pinski[9] ; 11. 94K-Kurt Huber[12] ; 12. 32-Ryan French[11]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2]; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3]; 3. 6-Dustin Dinan[11]; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[7]; 5. 8M-T.J Michael[12]; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[17]; 7. 9-Jimmy Colvin[15]; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[1]; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[19]; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[20]; 11. 68G-Tyler Gunn[14]; 12. 8I-John Ivy[10]; 13. 1-Nate Dussel[6]; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[4]; 15. 22D-Dan Hammond[5]; 16. 2-Ricky Peterson[16]; 17. 28-Dustin Stroup[13]; 18. 7A-Alvin Roepke[8]; 19. 5R-Jordan Ryan[9]

Hard Charger: 8-Bobby Clark[+11]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (19 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Matt Foos[5] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[4] ; 3. 5-Jim McGrath[9] ; 4. 3X-Brad Keckler[1] ; 5. O1-Art Ball[6] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[10] ; 7. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7] ; 8. O-Jim Keegan[3] ; 9. D1-Dustin Keegan[8] ; 10. 22-Brandon Leighton[2]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[3] ; 3. 7B-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 4. 18W-Cory Ward[4] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[8] ; 6. 7-Dana Frey[6] ; 7. 37-Eric Devanna[9] ; 8. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[5] ; 9. 3-Andy Earnhart[1]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4]; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[9]; 3. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[6]; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[13]; 5. 18W-Cory Ward[7]; 6. 36M-Cory McCaughey[8]; 7. 33-Jeff Ward[5]; 8. 37-Eric Devanna[12]; 9. D1-Dustin Keegan[17]; 10. O-Jim Keegan[15]; 11. O1-Art Ball[1]; 12. 4S-Keith Sorg[11]; 13. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[14]; 14. 22-Brandon Leighton[18]; 15. 7-Dana Frey[10]; 16. 2-Matt Foos[2]; 17. 3X-Brad Keckler[3]; 18. 5-Jim McGrath[19]; 19. 3-Andy Earnhart[16]

Hard Charger: 8KB-Kent Brewer[+9]

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Wild Child rim-rides to Atomic Speedweek victory

 

By Brian Liskai

 

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Wednesday, June 25, 2014) – Jac Haudenschild lived up to his nickname “The Wild Child” at Atomic Speedway Wednesday night. The Wooster, Ohio driver blasted around Dale Blaney with five laps to go and went on to score the win on night #3 of the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions.

 

Haudenschild used the concrete wall in turns three and four as a cushion to rim-ride to his second All Star win of 2014. It is his 28th career series victory.

 

“That was really fun. The track was awesome. The fastest way was around the top. I was running up there pretty high. It was a little easier running second. Dale was definitely fast but I was able to see his line and we got there at the end,” said Haudenschild beside his Destiny Racing/Rick Rogers Construction/Mondak Portables/Triple X Racing/Renegade Rentals/Champion Oil backed machine.

 

“We’ve been getting better every week and hopefully we can keep it up. The car is feeling good and the guys have worked their tails off,” added Haudenschild.

 

For Blaney, who came into the night leading the UNOH All Star national and Ohio Region points and the 2014 Ohio Sprint Speedweek points, it was another solid night with a second place finish despite leading the first 25 laps.

 

“It was my mistake. I moved to the middle there a little bit. It almost felt like it was starting to lock down there in the middle and I probably ran a little too conservative there to try and stay in it. He just got a run on me there and after that he was running pretty hard. My mistake for running a little too easy in one and two and being conservative. The guys gave me a great car and I just brought it home in second. Every night we’ve been really good and put ourselves in a good position and that’s what it takes,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/GF1 Chassis/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks backed #14K.

 

Randy Hannagan would battle with Blaney for the runner-up position the final four laps before coming home in third.

 

“Car came on really good the last 10 laps. I missed that corner that one time that I didn’t need to miss it,” said Hannagan beside his Do-Si-Do/Upper Auto/Kenny’s Components backed #11n. “Ed Neumeister gives me an awesome car and my guys, Kent Karhoff and Jonathan Karhoff work their butts off for me. They make me look good.”

 

After the 62-car field was whittled down to the final 24 A-main starters it would be Blaney and Sheldon Haudenschild who would bring the field to the green for the 30-lap feature. Blaney would grab the lead over Sheldon Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Jac Haudenschild, Taylor Ferns, Danny Smith, Randy Hannagan, Brady Bacon and Caleb Griffith. Jac Haudenschild would grab third on lap two.

 

It didn’t take the leaders long to find heavy lapped traffic by lap five but the action would grind to a halt on lap six when Cale Thomas would blow a right rear tire and get into the front stretch wall, getting upside down. On the restart Blaney pulled away slightly as the son and feather battled for second. Jac would take the runner-up spot on lap eight, bringing Duncan into third with Sheldon, Hannagan, Smith and Shane Stewart in tow.

 

Blaney would find lapped traffic by the 12th circuit with Haudenschild staying within striking distance while Duncan battled with Hannagan with Sheldon Haudenschild, Smith and Griffith in pursuit. Jimmy Stinson would spin to bring out the caution on lap 14 and once again hand the leaders a clear track. Blaney and Jac Haudenschild would pull away from the field and run nose to tail with Duncan, Hannagan, Sheldon Haudenschild, Smith, Griffith, Stewart and Bacon in tow. Bacon would spin in turn one on lap 21 to once again give the leaders a clean track.

 

On the restart once again Blaney and Jac Haudenschild were glued together and pulled away while Duncan was battling with Hannagan for third. Jac would execute a perfect slider on Blaney in turns three and four to take the lead with five laps to go when the red flew for a pile-up involving Christopher Bell, Danny Holtgraver and Cory Crabtree. On the restart Jac Haudenschild would continue to blast away at the extreme top edge of the track with Blaney now locked in a battle for second with Hannagan while Sheldon Haudenschild was battling with Griffith for fourth.

 

Jac Haudenschild would drive to the win with Blaney edging Hannagan for second while Griffith and Sheldon Haudenschild rounded out the top five.

 

Atomic Speedway  - 6/25/2014

UNOH Night

 

All Star Circuit of Champions (62 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

 

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1

14K

Dale Blaney,

12.368

 

2

49

Cole Duncan

12.370

 

3

99

Brady Bacon

12.416

 

4

9W

Jac Haudenschild

12.449

 

5

81

Lee Jacobs

12.451

 

6

55F

Taylor Ferns

12.483

 

7

93

Sheldon Haudenschild

12.501

8

4

Danny Smith

12.508

 

 

 

9

40DD

Caleb Griffith

12.519

 

 

 

10

11N

Randy Hannagan

12.530

 

 

 

11

2

Shane Stewart

12.583

 

 

 

12

60C

Kory Crabtree

12.594

 

 

 

13

33M

Christopher Bell

12.702

 

 

 

14

22

Ryan Broughton

12.726

 

 

 

15

5T

Travis Philo

12.733

 

 

 

16

35

Stuart Brubaker

12.736

 

 

 

17

48

Danny Dietrich

12.755

 

 

 

18

10H

Danny Holtgraver

12.757

 

 

 

19

A76

Jimmy Stinson

12.775

 

 

 

20

45

Tim Shaffer

12.781

 

 

 

21

5R

Byron Reed

12.807

 

 

 

22

83

Stevie Smith

12.842

 

 

 

23

24H

Brandon Wimmer

12.842

 

 

 

24

W20

Greg Wilson

12.860

 

 

 

25

1ST

Gary Taylor

12.882

 

 

 

26

9X

Rob Chaney

12.917

 

 

 

27

3G

James McFadden

12.942

 

 

 

28

19P

Paige Polyak

12.955

 

 

 

29

71M

Paul May

12.965

 

 

 

30

91

Cale Thomas

13.050

 

 

 

31

35AU

Jamie Veal

13.068

 

 

 

32

21

Dallas Hewitt

13.122

 

 

 

33

78

Todd Kane

13.136

 

 

 

34

92

Sam Ashworth

13.153

 

 

 

35

5

Dave Glennon

13.162

 

 

 

36

77AU

Darren Mollenoyux

13.230

 

 

 

37

44W

Austin Wheatley

13.291

 

 

 

38

22S

Brandon Spithaler

13.319

 

 

 

39

83X

Nate Reeser

13.334

 

 

 

40

3F

Brandy Bower

13.335

 

 

 

41

41

Randy Fink

13.346

 

 

 

42

57X

Andrew Palker

13.391

 

 

 

43

2S

Nathan Skaggs

13.400

 

 

 

44

40I

Mark Imler

13.416

 

 

 

45

22D

Josh Davis

13.517

 

 

 

46

A97

Aaron Higgins

13.624

 

 

 

47

71AU

Ryan Davis

13.769

 

 

 

48

45C

Mark Coleman

13.906

 

 

 

49

96AU

Bruce White

14.173

 

 

 

50

D12

Jason Dolick

14.261

 

 

 

51

22R

Kevin Roberts Jr.

14.362

 

 

 

52

25AU

Jack Lee

17.708

 

 

 

53

35M

Wes McGlumphy

99.995

 

 

 

54

63

Chad Kemenah

99.996

 

 

 

55

59

Bryan Nuckles

99.997

 

 

 

56

3FX

Dean Kester

99.998

 

 

 

57

4X

Shawn Petersen

99.999

 

 

 

 

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 14k-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[6] ; 4. 55F-Taylor Ferns[3] ; 5. 35AU-Jamie Veal[7] ; 6. 5-Dave Glennon[8] ; 7. 3F-Brandy Bower[9] ; 8. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah[12] ; 10. 22D-Josh Davis[10] ; 11. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 12. 2-Shane Stewart[2]

 

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 3. 49-Cole Duncan[4] ; 4. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 5. 83-Stevie Smith[5] ; 6. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux [8] ; 7. 41-Randy Fink[9]; 8.D12-Jason Dolick[11]; 9. 59-Bryan Nuckles[12]; 10. 60c-Cory Crabtree[2]; 11. 98h-Dave Blaney[7]; 12. A97-Aaron Higgins[10]

 

Heat 3 – Dragon Race Fuels (8 laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [1]; 2. 33M-Christopher Bell[2]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon[4]; 4. 4-Danny Smith[3]; 5. 44w-Austen Wheatley[8]; 6. 19p-Paige Polyak[6]; 7. 57x-Andrew Palker[9]; 8. 21-Dallas Hewitt[7]; 9. 71AU-Ryan Davis[10]; 10. 22r-Kevin Roberts Jr.[11]; 11. 3FX-Dean Kester[12]; 12. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [5]

 

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1.A76-Jimmy Stinson[1]; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4]; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[5]; 5. 71m-Paul May[6]; 6. 78-Todd Kane[7]; 7. 2s-Nathan Skaggs[9]; 8. 22-Ryan Broughton[2]; 9. 22s-Brandon Spithaler[8]; 10. 25AU-Jack Lee[11]; 11. 45C-Mark Coleman[10]; 12. 4x-Shawn Petersen[12]

 

Heat 5 – UNOH (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 2. 5t-Travis Philo[2]; 3. 11n-Randy Hannagan[3]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[6]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[4]; 6. 1st-Gary Taylor[5]; 7. 83x-Nate Reeser[8]; 8. 40I-Mark Imler[9]; 9. 92-Sam Ashworth[7]; 10. 35m-Wes McGlumphy[11]; 11. 12-Nick Roberts[10]

 

Dash – Comfort Inn, Chillicothe OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 14k-Dale Blaney[1]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4]; 4. 49-Cole Duncan[3]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon[6]; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[5]

 

C-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)

1. 2s-Nathan Skaggs[3]; 2. 57x-Andrew Palker[2]; 3. A97-Aaron Higgins[6]; 4. 40i-Mark Imler[4]; 5. 41-Randy Fink[1]; 6. 25AU-Jack Lee[12]; 7. 35m-Wes McGlumphy[13]; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[9]; 9. 22r-Kevin Roberts Jr.[11]; 10. 4x-Shawn Petersen[17]; 11. 22d-Josh Davis[5]; 12. 63-Chad Kemenah[14]; 13. D12-Jason Dolick[10]; 14. 71AU-Ryan Davis[7]; 15. 59-Bryan Nuckles[15]; 16. 3FX-Dean kester[16]; 17. 45c-Mark Coleman[8]

 

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Shane Stewart[2]; 2. 60c-Kory Crabtree[3]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[1]; 4. 24h-Brandon Wimmer[7]; 5. 22-RyanBroughton[4]; 6. 5r-Byron Reed[5]; 7. 1st-Gary Taylor[8]; 8. 83-Stevie Smith[6]; 9. 19P-Paige Polyak[9]; 10. 35AU-Jamie Veal[11]; 11. 71m-Paul May[10]; 12. 21-Dallas Hewitt[12]; 13. 44w-Austen Wheatley[17]; 14. 92-Sam Ashworth[14]; 15. 78-Todd Kane[13]; 16. 5-Dave Glennon[15]; 17. 83x-Nate Reeser[19]; 18. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[16]; 19. 22s-Brandon Spithaler[18]; 20. 3F-Brandy Bower[20]; 21. 57x-Andrew Palker[21];

 

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (40 Laps)

1. 9w-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[1]; 3. 11n-Randy Hannagan[9]; 4. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[8]; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 6. 49-Cole Duncan[4]; 7. 5t-Travis Philo[14]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[11]; 9. 4-Danny Smith[7]; 10. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[20]; 11. 3G-James McFadden[23]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson[21]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich[16]; 14. 2-Shane Stewart[12]; 15. 35-Stuart Brubaker[15]; 16. 55f-Taylor Ferns[6]; 17. 9X-Rob Chaney[22]; 18. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[17]; 19. 60C-Cory Crabtree[13]; 20. 33m-Christopher Bell[10]; 21. 99-Brady Bacon[5]; 22. 45-Tim Shaffer[19]; 23. A76-Jimmy Stinson[18]; 24. 91-Cale Thomas [24]

Hard Charger: 3G-James McFadden +12

 

 

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Blaney takes advantage of others' miscues for All Star win at Waynesfield

By Brian Liskai

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (Sunday, June 22, 2014) – Dale Blaney took advantage of other drivers’ miscues and bad luck Sunday to earn his 101st University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win on night #2 of the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

The 40-lap feature was filled with excitement, drama and plenty of racing mishaps.

Early on Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich seemed headed to his first ever Ohio Speedweek win. But then Byron Reed looked like he would steal the victory. When a lapped car spun in front of Reed it ended his chances and gave Dietrich another shot. But then late in the race Blaney began to pressure Dietrich who would spin with six laps to go while trying to fend off Blaney and get around lapped cars.

Blaney would pull away the final hand full of laps for his second UNOH All Star triumph of the year.

“Battle of survival I guess. Byron and Danny had a really good race going on there and I was just watching it. I knew when we got to traffic I’d probably be a little bit better. Out in the open I really wasn’t that great. I feel bad for Byron. He got the lead and was rolling good and got caught up. And Danny sees me up of four and runs down there and parks it and turns himself around. I know the 35AU (15th starter Jamie Veal) was good in his heat race up on the top. That kid gasses it up. I knew his number was way up there on the board on that red. I was glad to see the checkered,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks backed machine.

For Veal, the little bullring of Waynesfield reminded him of the tracks in his native Australia. And he would use that knowledge to charge to a second place finish.

“This is pretty close to what we race on at home. The team did a great job with the car. The Maxim was good and hopefully this gives us some momentum for the rest of the week,” said Veal beside his SWI Engineering backed machine.

Jac Haudenschild displayed some of that energy in his heat race that has the fans on their feet. The Wild Child didn’t disappoint in the feature either, rim-riding his way to a third place finish.

“It was a really good night. The Rick Rogers car was good and Scotty (Benic) had it nice. We were right there tonight but Blaney is so good at these tracks…heck all the tracks. He’s the guy to beat,” said Haudenschild beside his Mondack Portables, Rick Rogers Construction, Triple X Racing backed #9w. “The traffic was incredible tonight. There were lapped cars everywhere and it was tough out there tonight but I had fun.”

Dietrich and Cap Henry would bring the field to the green at “The Field” in front of a standing room only crowd. Dietrich would grab the lead over fourth starter Reed with Blaney, Henry and Danny Holtgraver in tow. Lee Jacobs would shoot high into the air off of turn two on lap three to bring out a red. The restart order was Dietrich, Reed, Blaney, Henry, Holtgraver, Stevie Smith and Travis Philo.

When the green flew again, so did Dietrich, pulling away slightly from Reed and Blaney. Dietrich would catch the rear of the field by lap 9 and Reed and Blaney closed with Henry, Holtgraver and Philo staying within striking distance. Henry would spin on lap 15 for the second caution.

The restart order saw Dietrich having a lapped machine between himself and Reed and Blaney with four lappers back to fourth place Holtgraver, Smith and Haudenschild. On the ensuing restart Gary Taylor would stop with a flat tire. When the green flew again Reed quickly disposed of the lapped car and ran to Dietrich’s inside. The pair were literally side by side at the scoring stripe over the next couple of laps before Christopher Bell would spin in turn three, collecting Brandon Wimmer who would retire pit side.

The restart order was Dietrich, Reed, Blaney, Smith, Philo, Holtgraver and Jac Haudenschild. Dietrich and Reed would run nose to tail and side by side over the next hand full of laps before encountering heavy lapped traffic by lap 22. And once again the duo would battle hard and it looked like Reed would take control when disaster struck. On lap 24 Henry would spin right in front of the leaders and Reed would pile into him to end his run.

That would necessitate a fuel stop. And when the 3 minutes expired, All Star officials would penalize third running Stevie Smith for not having his crew off the track in time, sending him to the tail. He would elect to go to the pits.

The restart order would see Dietrich with a lapped car behind him followed by Blaney, another lapped machine, Jac Haudenschild, Philo, Veal and Shane Stewart. For the second straight night Stewart was charging from the last row starting spot to the front.

When the green flew this time Dietrich could not shake Blaney and Haudenschild while Veal, Philo and Stewart gave chase. Veal would take fourth on lap 29 as Blaney applied pressure to Dietrich. The leaders were racing into lapped cars with 9 laps to go and Blaney kept sticking the nose of his car under Dietrich. The pressure worked as Dietrich tried to block Blaney and split two lapped cars in turn one with six laps to go resulting in a spin.

Blaney was no in charge and pulled away slightly on the start as Haudenschild had his hands full with Veal with Stewart and Philo battling for fifth. Blaney would drive to the checkers with Veal getting by Haudenschild on the last lap for second. Stewart and Philo would round out the top five.

Jac’s son Sheldon would storm from 22nd starting spot to sixth with Greg Wilson from 14th to 7th, Cole Duncan from 19th to 8th, Caleb Helms from 18th to 9th and Bell coming back to round out the top 10.

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Waynesfield Raceway Park - 6/22/2014

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (45 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 10.593; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 10.746; 3. 33M-Christopher Bell, 10.759; 4. 5R-Byron Reed, 10.760; 5. 53-Cap Henry, 10.780; 6. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 10.810; 7. 83-Stevie Smith, 10.879; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer, 10.895; 9. 5T-Travis Philo, 10.941; 10. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 10.971; 11. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 10.980; 12. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 10.988; 13. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 10.994; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.021; 15. 98-Dave Blaney, 11.052; 16. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 11.055; 17. 71-Kevin Swindell, 11.069; 18. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 11.096; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs, 11.102; 20. 40-Caleb Helms, 11.115; 21. 49-Cole Duncan, 11.174; 22. 63-Chad Kemenah, 11.211; 23. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux, 11.211; 24. 71MX-Paul May, 11.220; 25. 3G-James McFadden, 11.250; 26. 4-Danny Smith, 11.259; 27. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 11.285; 28. 60-Kory Crabtree, 11.322; 29. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.335; 30. 44W-Austin Wheatley, 11.349; 31. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.372; 32. 21-Dallas Hewitt, 11.382; 33. 70-Derek Hagar, 11.409; 34. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 11.419; 35. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 11.445; 36. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 11.459; 37. 71AU-Ryan Davis, 11.477; 38. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 11.497; 39. 25AU-Jack Lee, 11.535; 40. 22-Ryan Broughton, 11.589; 41. 97-Dean Jacobs, 11.646; 42. 4X-Shawn Petersen, 11.778; 43. 41K-Cole Ketcham, 12.129; 44. 96AU-Bruce White, 12.222; 45. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 99.000

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[3] ; 2. 49-Cole Duncan[1] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 7. 70-Derek Hagar[9] ; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs[11] ; 9. 71AU-Ryan Davis[10] ; 10. 3G-James McFadden[7] ; 11. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[12] ; 12. 71-Kevin Swindell[2]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 63-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 7. 44W-Austin Wheatley[8] ; 8. 6M-Max Stambaugh[10] ; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[9] ; 10. 35R-Ronnie Blair[4] ; 11. 4X-Shawn Petersen[11]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 2-Shane Stewart[8] ; 4. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[1] ; 5. 83-Stevie Smith[5] ; 6. 98-Dave Blaney[3] ; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan[9] ; 8. 25AU-Jack Lee[10] ; 9. 41K-Cole Ketcham[11] ; 10. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7] ; 11. 33M-Christopher Bell[6]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[3] ; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor[4] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 6. 22-Ryan Broughton[10] ; 7. 71MX-Paul May[1] ; 8. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[9] ; 9. 21-Dallas Hewitt[8] ; 10. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree[7]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 48-Danny Dietrich[2] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[5] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 5. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 83-Stevie Smith[3]

C-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)

1. 6M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 2. 25AU-Jack Lee[3] ; 3. 71AU-Ryan Davis[1] ; 4. 4X-Shawn Petersen[6] ; 5. 96AU-Bruce White[8] ; 6. 22-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 7. 41K-Cole Ketcham[7] ; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[9]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 33M-Christopher Bell[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[10] ; 3. 70-Derek Hagar[13] ; 4. 35R-Ronnie Blair[2] ; 5. 98-Dave Blaney[3] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 7. 44W-Austin Wheatley[11] ; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8] ; 9. 6M-Max Stambaugh[17] ; 10. 71MX-Paul May[5] ; 11. 25AU-Jack Lee[18] ; 12. 11N-Randy Hannagan[15] ; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams[14] ; 14. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[16] ; 15. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 16. 71-Kevin Swindell[4] ; 17. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 18. 21-Dallas Hewitt[12]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (40 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[3]; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[15]; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[9]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart[23]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[8]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[22]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[14]; 8. 49-Cole Duncan[19]; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[18]; 10. 33M-Christopher Bell[11]; 11. 1ST-Gary Taylor[10]; 12. 5R-Byron Reed[4]; 13. 45-Tim Shaffer[7]; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich[1]; 15. 70-Derek Hagar[24]; 16. 63-Chad Kemenah[20]; 17. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[21]; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs[17]; 19. 83-Stevie Smith[6]; 20. 53-Cap Henry[2]; 21. 35-Stuart Brubaker[16]; 22. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[5]; 23. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[13]; 24. 35R-Ronnie Blair[12]

Hard Charger: 2-Shane Stewart[+19]

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Holtgraver opens Ohio Sprint Speedweek with first ever Eldora Victory

ROSSBURG, OH (Saturday, June 21, 2014) - Danny Holtgraver is only 24 years old but he showed the maturity of a seasoned sprint car veteran Saturday at Eldora Speedway. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania driver held off veteran Dale Blaney in a three lap shoot-out to score his first career win at the legendary "Big E" to open the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

With eight laps to go Holtgraver was trying to battle through heavy lapped traffic and Blaney was coming on strong as was Jac Haudenschild. But, when Rob Chaney stopped with three laps to go it gave Holtgraver a clear track but it also moved Blaney right on his rear bumper. As the green flew on the restart Holtgraver got a tremendous drive to the outside wall and drove away from Blaney for his second University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win of 2014. The victory was Holtgraver's eighth career UNOH All Star win.

"I knew on that restart I had to run around the top as hard as I could. I have to thank all my guys. Rob Hunter for giving me this opportunity. My dad, pup, Barman, Earl, Josh...everyone that helps us out on this thing," said Holtgraver beside his Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, West View Motors, DKW Transport backed #10h.

"We've had a couple of up and down weeks and these guys have had a lot of work to do and it paid off because here we are," continued Holtgraver. "I told Rob this week I don't care if we win any where else I want to win Eldora. I got it...this is unbelievable...I couldn't ask for more...this is amazing. I can't wait to come back here."

For Blaney, who leads the UNOH All Star national and Ohio region points, a second place run is a great way to start Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

"When that yellow came out with 15 to go we were really good. We probably had a harder left rear tire than these guys and I still had a shot at him (Holtgraver) with about five laps to go. He got held up a little bit but I made about three bad corners and didn't capitalize and there it goes," said Blaney about his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance, Penske Shocks backed machine.

There's just something about Eldora that brings out the best in Randy Hannagan who would run in the top three the entire 30 laps of the feature.

"We definitely had a good race car. We were kind of limited in our tire choice for the feature and we gambled and it didn't pay off. From lap 15 on I was just kind of holding on," said Hannagan beside his Upper Auto Parts/Kenny's Components backed #11n. "I could be frustrated if I couldn't see why we slowed up but we know why and we'll carry that on to the King's Royal."

Tim Shaffer and Holtgraver would bring the field to green for the 30-lap feature at "The Big E." Shaffer would gain the upper hand over Holtgraver, Lee Jacobs, Hannagan, Jason Meyers, Danny Dietrich and Caleb Helms. Hannagan would use the bottom grove to drive into third on lap two.

With five laps in Holtgraver closed on Shaffer and made the classic Eldora slider to take the lead on lap six with Hannagan, Jacobs, Meyers, Dietrich and a closing Jac Haudenschild in tow. The leaders would blast into lapped traffic by the eighth circuit and Hannagan was diving under Shaffer for second which he would take a lap later.

Holtgraver had built a sizeable lead when he got into heavy lapped traffic on lap 11, allowing Hannagan to close with Shaffer, Jacobs, Haudenschild and Meyers in pursuit. On lap 14 Holtgraver held a slight lead over Hannagan but the action for third was tremendous involving Shaffer, Jacobs, Haudenschild and Blaney. With the crossed flags in the air for the half-way mark Blaney drove under the trio of Shaffer, Jacobs and Haudenschild to take third as the caution flew for Derek Hagar spin. On the ensuing restart Holtgraver drove away with Hannagan having his hands full with Blaney as Shaffer and Haudenschild worked to stay close. Blaney would make the move into second on lap 19 with Hannagan, Haudenschild, Schaffer, Jacobs and Chad Kemenah in pursuit.

With eight laps to go the leaders again raced into lapped traffic which allowed Haudenschild to take third from Hannagan. With the signal for five laps to go Blaney had used lapped traffic to close quickly on Holtgraver with Haudenschild also blasting away on the concrete outside wall to stay within striking distance.

Rob Chaney would bring out the final caution with three laps to go just as Blaney was racing to Holtgraver's inside for the lead. Under caution Haudenschild's right rear tire was going flat forcing him pit side and putting Hannagan back into third.

With a clear track Holtgraver got an excellent restart and flew to the outside to pull away the remaining three laps for the win with Blaney, Hannagan and Shaffer rounding out the top five. Shane Stewart would drive from his 24th starting spot - last - to finish sixth with Kevin Swindell, Greg Wilson (from 23rd), Kemenah, Dietrich and James McFadden rounding out the top 10.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

Eldora Speedway - 6/21/2014

All Star Circuit of Champions (44 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.504; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 13.631; 3. 83X-Jason Meyers, 13.696; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.709; 5. 83-Stevie Smith, 13.724; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.839; 7. 3G-James McFadden, 13.868; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.899; 9. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.903; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.944; 11. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.945; 12. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.949; 13. 71-Kevin Swindell, 13.950; 14. OO-Jim Nier, 13.953; 15. 9X-Rob Chaney, 13.965; 16. 49-Cole Duncan, 13.976; 17. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.976; 18. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.979; 19. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.986; 20. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 14.007; 21. 97-Dean Jacobs, 14.016; 22. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 14.029; 23. 4-Danny Smith, 14.049; 24. 70-Derek Hagar, 14.085; 25. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.114; 26. 60C-Kory Crabtree, 14.142; 27. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.212; 28. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 14.229; 29. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 14.264; 30. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.281; 31. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 14.307; 32. 21-Dallas Hewitt, 14.357; 33. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.581; 34. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 14.748; 35. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.801; 36. 5H-Jordan Harble, 14.946; 37. 25AU-Jack Lee, 15.117; 38. 6-Cody Gardner, 15.257; 39. 35M-Wes McGlumphy, 15.477; 40. 71AU-Ryan Davis, 15.626; 41. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux, 15.630; 42. 4X-Shawn Petersen, 99.999; 43. 15H-Mitch Harble, 99.999; 44. 17H-Jared Horstman , 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 98H-Dave Blaney[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 4. 71-Kevin Swindell[3] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 6. 83-Stevie Smith[5] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 8. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[11] ; 9. 44W-Austen Wheatley[8] ; 10. 25AU-Jack Lee[10] ; 11. 96AU-Bruce White[9]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[4] ; 3. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[1] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. OO-Jim Nier[3] ; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 7. 60C-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 9. 6-Cody Gardner[10] ; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams[9] ; 11. 4X-Shawn Petersen[11]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 4. 2-Shane Stewart[9] ; 5. 83X-Jason Meyers[6] ; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney[3] ; 7. 3G-James McFadden[5] ; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 9. 35R-Ronnie Blair[8] ; 10. 35M-Wes McGlumphy[10]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor[2] ; 4. 70-Derek Hagar[1] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 35AU-Jamie Veal[7] ; 7. 49-Cole Duncan[3] ; 8. 21-Dallas Hewitt[8] ; 9. 71AU-Ryan Davis[10] ; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble[9]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[5] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 5. 83X-Jason Meyers[2] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[6]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 83-Stevie Smith[1] ; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[4] ; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 3G-James McFadden[3] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 6. 35AU-Jamie Veal[9] ; 7. 49-Cole Duncan[5] ; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley[10] ; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 10. 60C-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker[11] ; 12. 46AU-Stuart Williams[15] ; 13. 35R-Ronnie Blair[12] ; 14. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[21] ; 15. 71AU-Ryan Davis[20] ; 16. 35M-Wes McGlumphy[19] ; 17. 96AU-Bruce White[14] ; 18. 6-Cody Gardner[18] ; 19. 4X-Shawn Petersen[22] ; 20. 21-Dallas Hewitt[13] ; 21. 5H-Jordan Harble[16] ; 22. 25AU-Jack Lee[17]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps) 1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[2]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[8]; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart[24]; 6. 71-Kevin Swindell[10]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[23]; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah[12]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich[7]; 10. 3G-James McFadden[13]; 11. 83X-Jason Meyers[5]; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs[4]; 13. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[9]; 14. 1ST-Gary Taylor[18]; 15. OO-Jim Nier[14]; 16. 5T-Travis Philo[17]; 17. 40-Caleb Helms[6]; 18. 70-Derek Hagar[22]; 19. 9X-Rob Chaney[15]; 20. 83-Stevie Smith[11]; 21. 4-Danny Smith[21]; 22. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[20]; 23. 97-Dean Jacobs[19]; 24. 98H-Dave Blaney[16] Hard Charger: 2-Shane Stewart[+19]

 

 

32nd Annual UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek

CAMARGO, Ill. (Monday, June 16, 2014) – The 2014 season for the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions has been unique to say the least. There have been 11 different feature winners over 12 events thus far. And with the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek – featuring 9 straight nights of racing at 8 different tracks in the Buckeye State – ahead, there’s no reason to believe that streak of different winners won’t continue.

It all kicks off Friday, June 20 on Ohio Caterpillar Night at Attica Raceway Park. It will mark the 103rd appearance of the UNOH All Stars at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant.

The UNOH All Stars paid a visit to Attica in April with four-time series champion Dale Blaney picking up his 100th career All Star victory. Blaney has three wins at Attica in 2014 including against the World of Outlaws. He has 20 career victories at Attica, 14 of which have been All Star wins.

Pit gates will open Friday at 3:30 p.m. with grandstand gates opening at 4 p.m. and racing getting under way at 7:45 p.m. General admission tickets are $22 ($20 for seniors) with kids ages 11-15 at $10 and kids 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $35.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Speedweek continues Saturday, June 21 at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway on NKTelco Night. No other track in the country has hosted more of the UNOH All Star races than “The Big E.” The Speedweek event will be the 134th of the UNOH All Stars at the famous half mile.

Last season Jac “The Wild Child” Haudenschild swept the two UNOH All Star events at Eldora including the Ohio Sprint Speedweek event.

The UMP DIRTcar Modifieds and Eldora Stocks will also be in action Saturday.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing under way at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $20 with kids ages 7-12 at $4 and kids 6 and under free. Pit passes will be $25.

For more information go to www.eldoraspeedway.com

On Sunday, June 22, Speedweek moves to Waynesfield Raceway Park near Lima, Ohio. The one-third mile bullring has produced some of the most exciting Speedweek shows in recent years. Last year Brad Sweet drove to the Speedweek victory.

The tough trucks will also be in competition at “The Field.”

Pit gates will open Sunday at 4 p.m. with the grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. and racing to get underway at 7 p.m. General admission is $22 for ages 16 and up with kids ages 11-15 at $11 and kids 10 and under getting in free. Pit passes will be $35.

For more information go to www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com

The NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio will host the UNOH All Stars on Monday, June 24.

The All Stars paid a visit to one of the original series tracks on May 31 and local driver Lee Jacobs – his great-grandfather built the speedway – recorded his second UNOH All Star win in 2014 – the series’ only repeat winner this season. Last year during the Speedweek visit Oklahoma native Shane Stewart picked up the victory.

The late models and super stocks will also be on the racing card Monday.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. Monday for the Duffy Smith Memorial presented by Shearer Equipment, with racing slated to start at 7:30 p.m.

General admission tickets will be $22 with kids 12 and under free. Pit passes will be $35 (child pit pass for those ages 6-14 is $20).

For more information go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

Tuesday, June 24th finds the UNOH All Stars at Sharon Speedway near Hartford, Ohio. Another of the tracks that was part of the first Ohio Sprint Speedweek 32 years ago, the 3/8th mile oval fell victim to rain during last year’s Speedweek event. Two years ago local driver Brandon Matus scored his first ever UNOH All Star win.

The TUSA Mod Lites will also be on hand in a Mid-Atlantic regional event.

The track is home to not only current All Star point leader Dale Blaney, but his brother, Dave is part owner of the facility. Dave, a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, has an All Star win at Bubba Raceway Park in 2014.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. Tuesday with qualifying slated for 6:30 p.m.

Adult admission is $22. Kids 13 and under are always free. Pit passes are $35. Advance ticket holders will be able to gain access at 3 p.m. for preferred seating.

For more information go to www.sharonspeedway.com

The UNOH All Stars return to Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio on Wednesday, June 25. It has been a couple years since the All Stars raced at the high-banked bullring. It will be the first of two All Star events at Atomic Speedway as the series comes right back on July 3 for the traditional The Night the Stars Come Out.

The street stocks and sport mods will also be in competition.

General admission tickets are $22 ($20 for seniors) with pit passes at $35 ($20 for kids).

Pit gates will open at 2 p.m. with grandstand gates opening at 4 p.m. and racing to get underway at 7 p.m.

For more information go to www.atomicspeedway.net

From there the Ohio Sprint Speedweek travels to “The Home of the All Stars” on Thursday, June 26 for the first of two visits to “The Track That Action Built” during the 9 nights of Speedweek. The All Stars have raced at Fremont Speedway a total of 112 times during the long history of the track.

Earlier this year Caleb Griffith scored his first career All Star win to open a double-header weekend at the track. Australian James McFadden followed with a $10,000 payday for his first ever All Star win as well.

The 305 sprints and dirt trucks will also be in action on I’m Your Guy Water Proofing Night.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing to get underway at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $20 ($18 for seniors) with kids ages 11-15 at $15 and kids 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $30.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

On Friday, June 27th Ohio Sprint Speedweek heads to the high banked quarter-mile of Limaland Motorsports Park which is operated by the All Star’s title sponsor, the University of Northwestern Ohio.

Last year Haudenschild would score the speedweek win, his second of the week. In 2013 the speedweek event was rained out, but the two prior years (2011 and 2010) saw first time All Star winners in Kyle Sauder and David Gravel.

Several of the track’s tough weekly 360 race teams will give the All Stars a great challenge.

Also on the racing card for Elwer Fence Night will be the modifieds.

Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. with spectator gates open at 5 p.m. and racing to get underway at 7:30 p.m.

General admission tickets are $22 and $11 for kids ages 11-15 with kids 10 and under getting in free. Pit passes are $30 each.

For more information go to www.limaland.com

The 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek wraps up Saturday, June 28th at Fremont Speedway for the $10,000-to-win finale on Ludwig Propane Night.

Last year Dale Blaney continued his dominance of big paying shows at “The Track That Action Built,” taking home the Speedweek finale. It marked his only win during Ohio Sprint Speedweek in 2013.

The 305 sprints and dirt trucks will be on the racing card

Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m.

General admission tickets are $25 ($20 for seniors) with kids ages 11-15 at $15 and kids 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $35.

All Star winners in 2014 include Dave Blaney, Kerry Madsen, Joey Saldana, Dale Blaney, Greg Hodnett, Lee Jacobs (2 wins), Jack Haudenschild, Caleb Griffith, James McFadden, Danny Holtgraver and most recently Danny Dietrich who is expected to participate in the early portion of Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

Ohio Speedweek always draws in the best talent from the Midwest, western Pennsylvania, along with the All Star regulars and usually a few surprises. In seasons past NASCAR Sprint Cup stars Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne competed at several speedweek events.

Dale Blaney currently leads the UNOH All Star national points over Shaffer, Haudenschild, Holtgraver, four time series champion Chad Kemenah, Andrew Palker, Caleb Helms, Lee Jacobs, Dean Jacobs and Cole Duncan.

Speedweek will be part of the Ohio Region points and Blaney leads those standings over Lee Jacobs, Haudenschild, Shaffer, Holtgraver, Palker, Kemenah, Helms, Dean Jacobs and Duncan.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com.

 

 

32nd Annual UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek

By Brian Liskai

CAMARGO, Ill. (Monday, June 16, 2014) – The 2014 season for the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions has been unique to say the least. There have been 11 different feature winners over 12 events thus far. And with the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek – featuring 9 straight nights of racing at 8 different tracks in the Buckeye State – ahead, there’s no reason to believe that streak of different winners won’t continue.

It all kicks off Friday, June 20 on Ohio Caterpillar Night at Attica Raceway Park. It will mark the 103rd appearance of the UNOH All Stars at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant. Also it's leg #4 of 8 for the Attica Raceway Park / Wayne County Speedway Late Model Challenge Series ($1,500 to win).

The UNOH All Stars paid a visit to Attica in April with four-time series champion Dale Blaney picking up his 100th career All Star victory. Blaney has three wins at Attica in 2014 including against the World of Outlaws. He has 20 career victories at Attica, 14 of which have been All Star wins.

Other winners in 2014 at Attica include four time All Star champion Tim Shaffer (the defending Ohio Sprint Speedweek champion), defending track champion Craig Mintz and recently Chris Andrews, who scored his first career All Star win at Attica to open Ohio Speedweek in 2013.

Pit gates will open Friday at 3:30 p.m. with grandstand gates opening at 4 p.m. and racing getting under way at 7:45 p.m. General admission tickets are $22 ($20 for seniors) with kids ages 11-15 at $10 and kids 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $35.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Speedweek continues Saturday, June 21 at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway on NKTelco Night. No other track in the country has hosted more of the UNOH All Star races than “The Big E.” The Speedweek event will be the 134th of the UNOH All Stars at the famous half mile.

Last season Jac “The Wild Child” Haudenschild swept the two UNOH All Star events at Eldora including the Ohio Sprint Speedweek event.

The UMP DIRTcar Modifieds and Eldora Stocks will also be in action Saturday.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing under way at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $20 with kids ages 7-12 at $4 and kids 6 and under free. Pit passes will be $25.

For more information go to www.eldoraspeedway.com

On Sunday, June 22, Speedweek moves to Waynesfield Raceway Park near Lima, Ohio. The one-third mile bullring has produced some of the most exciting Speedweek shows in recent years. Last year Brad Sweet drove to the Speedweek victory.

The tough trucks will also be in competition at “The Field.”

Pit gates will open Sunday at 4 p.m. with the grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. and racing to get underway at 7 p.m. General admission is $22 for ages 16 and up with kids ages 11-15 at $11 and kids 10 and under getting in free. Pit passes will be $35.

For more information go to www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com

The NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio will host the UNOH All Stars on Monday, June 24.

The All Stars paid a visit to one of the original series tracks on May 31 and local driver Lee Jacobs – his great-grandfather built the speedway – recorded his second UNOH All Star win in 2014 – the series’ only repeat winner this season. Last year during the Speedweek visit Oklahoma native Shane Stewart picked up the victory.

Brad Haudenschild has dominated at the track in 2014, scoring four wins including this past Saturday. Broc Martin also has a victory at Wayne County in 2014.

The late models and super stocks will also be on the racing card Monday.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. Monday for the Duffy Smith Memorial presented by Shearer Equipment, with racing slated to start at 7:30 p.m.

General admission tickets will be $22 with kids 12 and under free. Pit passes will be $35 (child pit pass for those ages 6-14 is $20).

For more information go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

Tuesday, June 24th finds the UNOH All Stars at Sharon Speedway near Hartford, Ohio. Another of the tracks that was part of the first Ohio Sprint Speedweek 32 years ago, the 3/8th mile oval fell victim to rain during last year’s Speedweek event. Two years ago local driver Brandon Matus scored his first ever UNOH All Star win.

The TUSA Mod Lites will also be on hand in a Mid-Atlantic regional event.

The track is home to not only current All Star point leader Dale Blaney, but his brother, Dave is part owner of the facility. Dave, a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, has an All Star win in 2014.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. Tuesday with qualifying slated for 6:30 p.m.

Adult admission is $22. Kids 13 and under are always free. Pit passes are $35. Advance ticket holders will be able to gain access at 3 p.m. for preferred seating.

For more information go to www.sharonspeedway.com

The UNOH All Stars return to Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio on Wednesday, June 25. It has been a couple years since the All Stars raced at the high-banked bullring. It will be the first of two All Star events at Atomic Speedway as the series comes right back on July 3 for the traditional The Night the Stars Come Out.

Winners in 2014 at Atomic Speedway include Danny Smith (3 wins), former track owner Jim Nier (2 wins), Nathan Skaggs, Cole Duncan and former track champion Jimmy Stinson (2 wins).

The street stocks and sport mods will also be in competition.

General admission tickets are $22 ($20 for seniors) with pit passes at $35 ($20 for kids).

Pit gates will open at 2 p.m. with grandstand gates opening at 4 p.m. and racing to get underway at 7 p.m.

For more information go to www.atomicspeedway.net

From there the Ohio Sprint Speedweek travels to “The Home of the All Stars” on Thursday, June 26 for the first of two visits to “The Track That Action Built” during the 9 nights of Speedweek. The All Stars have raced at Fremont Speedway a total of 112 times during the long history of the track.

Earlier this year Caleb Griffith scored his first career All Star win to open a double-header weekend at the track. Australian James McFadden followed with a $10,000 payday for his first ever All Star win as well.

Winners at Fremont thus far in 2014 include Dale Blaney, who has 14 career All Star wins at Fremont and has a total of 20 victories at the track; Christopher Bell, Griffith (2 wins), Craig Mintz (2 wins) and Brian Lay (2 wins).

The 305 sprints and dirt trucks will also be in action on I’m Your Guy Water Proofing Night.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing to get underway at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $20 ($18 for seniors) with kids ages 11-15 at $15 and kids 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $30.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

On Friday, June 27th Ohio Sprint Speedweek heads to the high banked quarter-mile of Limaland Motorsports Park which is operated by the All Star’s title sponsor, the University of Northwestern Ohio.

Last year Haudenschild would score the speedweek win, his second of the week. In 2013 the speedweek event was rained out, but the two prior years (2011 and 2010) saw first time All Star winners in Kyle Sauder and David Gravel.

Several of the track’s tough weekly 360 race teams will give the All Stars a great challenge.

Also on the racing card for Elwer Fence Night will be the modifieds.

Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. with spectator gates open at 5 p.m. and racing to get underway at 7:30 p.m.

General admission tickets are $22 and $11 for kids ages 11-15 with kids 10 and under getting in free. Pit passes are $30 each.

For more information go to www.limaland.com

The 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek wraps up Saturday, June 28th at Fremont Speedway for the $10,000-to-win finale on Ludwig Propane Night.

Last year Dale Blaney continued his dominance of big paying shows at “The Track That Action Built,” taking home the Speedweek finale. It marked his only win during Ohio Sprint Speedweek in 2013.

The 305 sprints and dirt trucks will be on the racing card

Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m.

General admission tickets are $25 ($20 for seniors) with kids ages 11-15 at $15 and kids 10 and under free. Pit passes will be $35.

All Star winners in 2014 include Dave Blaney, Kerry Madsen, Joey Saldana, Dale Blaney, Greg Hodnett, Lee Jacobs (2 wins), Jack Haudenschild, Caleb Griffith, James McFadden, Danny Holtgraver and most recently Danny Dietrich who is expected to participate in the early portion of Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

Ohio Speedweek always draws in the best talent from the Midwest, western Pennsylvania, along with the All Star regulars and usually a few surprises. In seasons past NASCAR Sprint Cup stars Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne competed at several speedweek events.

Dale Blaney currently leads the UNOH All Star national points over Shaffer, Haudenschild, Holtgraver, four time series champion Chad Kemenah, Andrew Palker, Caleb Helms, Lee Jacobs, Dean Jacobs and Cole Duncan.

Speedweek will be part of the $20,000-to-win Ohio Region points and Blaney leads those standings over Lee Jacobs, Haudenschild, Shaffer, Holtgraver, Palker, Kemenah, Helms, Dean Jacobs and Duncan.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com.

 

 

Holtgraver couples hard work with luck to capture Butler All Star win

By Brian Liskai

Quincy, Mich. (Saturday, June 7, 2014) – There’s an old saying: “Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.” Danny Holtgraver was both Saturday at Butler Motor Speedway.

The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania driver took advantage of other driver’s miscues and benefitted from timely caution flags and drove to his first University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win of 2014. It is Holtgraver’s 7th career All Star victory and he became the 10th different winner in the series out of 11 events in 2014.

“Boy did this team need that…this one is big. We got lucky all night. In the heat the guy ahead of me got moved back a row for jumping the start and that put me in a position to race my way into the dash. Then at the start of the feature the guy ahead of me jumped the start and that moved me to the front row and at Butler track position is huge,” said Holtgraver beside his Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks/Berlin Natural Bakery/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/West View Motors/DKW Transport backed #10h.

“Chad (Kemenah) was better than I was in traffic but the yellows came just when I needed them. It’s been a rough couple of weeks for this team. We’ve been kind of bummed out. It was to the point when we got to the track we were like ‘wonder what the hell is going to go wrong now.’ So this win is a huge shot in the arm,” added Holtgraver.

The weekend was also a shot in the arm for Chad Kemenah’s team. The four time All Star champion has struggled this year but a second place Friday in a non-sanctioned event at Attica followed by a runner-up finish Saturday at Butler is just what the doctor ordered.

“This car handled well on the old Goodyear Tires but the last two years we’ve been beating our heads against the wall. We stripped it down and took it to Tony and Johnny Beaber this week and they lengthened the frame and it a whole different car to drive. I’m getting my confidence back,” said Kemenah of his Hampshire Engines/Lima Auto Mall/Radio Hospital/Champion Oil backed #63.

“I didn’t need all the cautions. I was better than Danny in traffic,” added Kemenah.

Lee Jacobs, the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions only repeat winner in 2014, continued his impressive run of finishes, recording another podium run.

“If you would have told me at the start of the year we would have two wins and come from deep in the pack to get great finishes on a consistent basis…this is just amazing journey this team is on. The Lewis family has given me a fantastic opportunity and my cousin Coty is working his butt off. I feel so blessed,” said Jacobs beside his Simcox Grinding and Steel/Crown Investments/New Leaf Tree Service/HP Engines/OC Shocks/Classic Metal Finishing backed #81.

“It’s so hard to pass at Butler and track position is everything. The guy next to me jumped the start and that put Danny beside me and he got the jump on the start. I knew it was going to be tough to get around him. I tried a bonzai move on a restart in one and two and Chad got around me and after that it was just trying to get through traffic and hope someone screwed up. But Danny and Chad rarely make mistakes so we’ll take third and get ready for Ohio Speedweek,” added Jacobs.

For Holtgraver, Kemenah and Jacobs, the finish helps inch them closer to Dale Blaney in the UNOH All Star’s Ohio Region point standings. That championship may well be determined in a couple of weeks when the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek – 9 straight races in 9 nights – takes place.

The UNOH All Stars will travel east over the next week for three big Eastern Region points battles. It begins Wednesday, June 11th at Canandaigua Motorsports Park nestled in the heart of New York’s picturesque Finger Lakes Region. The series then travels to the heart of PA Posse land Friday, June 13 to take on the ALWAYS tough regulars at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA before wrapping up the swing on Saturday, June 14 at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottsown, PA.

For more information on “America’s Series” go to www.allstarsprint.com

Butler Motor Speedway - 6/7/2014

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (23 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.251

2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.358

3. 1-Chad Blonde, 12.363

4. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.416

5. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 12.427

6. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.469

7. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.486

8. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.556

9. 19-Doug Zimmerman, 12.588

10. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.696

11. 16-Ryan Ruhl, 12.733

12. 17-Scott Euler, 12.884

13. 97-Dean Jacobs, 12.885

14. 59P-Chris Jones, 13.102

15. 51-Roger Cambell, 13.310

16. 4-Josh Turner, 13.418

17. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 13.443

18. 9E-Tim Evilsizer, 13.608

19. 11R-Chase Ridenour, 13.611

20. 47-Robert Bulloch, 13.798

21. 21T-Troy Chehowski, 14.074

22. 50B-Mike Burns, 14.377

23. 25M-Kenny Mackey , 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[2]

2. 63-Chad Kemenah[1]

3. 57X-Andrew Palker[4]

4. 97-Dean Jacobs[5]

5. 4-Josh Turner[6]

6. 11R-Chase Ridenour[7]

7. 40-Caleb Helms[3]

8. 50B-Mike Burns[8]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2]

2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4]

3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[3]

4. 16-Ryan Ruhl[1]

5. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[6]

6. 59P-Chris Jones[5]

7. 47-Robert Bulloch[7]

8. 25M-Kenny Mackey [-]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[3]

2. 19-Doug Zimmerman[2]

3. 17-Scott Euler[1]

4. 9E-Tim Evilsizer[6]

5. 51-Roger Cambell[5]

6. 21T-Troy Chehowski[7]

7. 1-Chad Blonde[4]

Dash - Jake's Custom Golf Carts (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1]

2. 19-Doug Zimmerman[2]

3. 63-Chad Kemenah[4]

4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6]

5. 45-Tim Shaffer[3]

6. 14K-Dale Blaney[5]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[4]

2. 63-Chad Kemenah[3]

3. 81-Lee Jacobs[1]

4. 14K-Dale Blaney[6]

5. 40-Caleb Helms[8]

6. 57X-Andrew Palker[7]

7. 97-Dean Jacobs[12]

8. 17-Scott Euler[11]

9. 19-Doug Zimmerman[2]

10. 51-Roger Cambell[14]

11. 4-Josh Turner[15]

12. 59P-Chris Jones[13]

13. 16-Ryan Ruhl[10]

14. 11R-Chase Ridenour[18]

15. 47-Robert Bulloch[19]

16. 45-Tim Shaffer[5]

17. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[16]

18. 50B-Mike Burns[21]

19. 9E-Tim Evilsizer[17]

20. 21T-Troy Chehowski[20]

21. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[9]

Hard Charger: 97-Dean Jacobs[+5]

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Haudenschild reverses roles on Jacobs, earns UNOH All Star win at Mercer

By Brian Liskai

MERCER, PA. (Saturday, May 10, 2014) – It was the Wayne County (Ohio) Connection Saturday at Mercer Raceway Park. Wooster, Ohio’s Jack Haudenschild reversed the roles on Dalton, Ohio’s Lee Jacobs from the previous night’s racing to score his 27th career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win. And, Lee’s uncle, Dean Jacobs, from Wooster, Ohio, would round out the podium.

At Lernerville Speedway on Friday, Haudenschild chased Jacobs to the finish. The pair had also ridden to and from the track together so the ride home contained some light-hearted banter. This time Haudenschild would ride home with Jacob’s dad, Kenny but the banter was just as fun.

“I should have ridden home with Lee so I could rib him a little but to have the weekend we all had is fantastic,” said Haudenschild

“I have to thank Rick and Barb Rogers for the opportunity they have given me. I said last night this team was starting to gel….I think we’re going to have a good year,” continued Haudenschild beside his Mondak Portables/Rich Rogers Construction/Triple X Racing backed #9 . “It’s just taken Scott (Benic, who is the son of Mercer’s track manager Frank Benic) and me a little time to figure each other out but we’re getting there.”

"It wasn't easy, the Jacobs boys ran really good here and Lee's coming really fast," the happy winner added. Haudenschild was relieved to see that final caution with five laps to go because he was in heavy traffic at the time. "The lapped traffic is really tough here, you're in it really quick and there are a lot of cars."

For Jacobs, the second place run coming a day after his first UNOH All Star win was the capper for a fantastic weekend.

“This was just an unbelievable weekend. I have to thank John and Amanda Lewis for all they’ve done for me and my cousin Coty for working his butt off and giving me a great race car,” said Jacobs beside his Butlerbuilt seats, Crown Investments, New Leaf Tree Service, OC shocks, HP Engines, Outerwears, TSR, Simpson Indy, Fire & Ice Pub, Vortex Wings backed machine.

The weekend was the debut of Dean Jacobs in the Joe and Diane Seeling owned #97 and it couldn’t have worked out a whole lot better.

“I had a car that could win tonight and you can’t ask for much more. It’s just so hard to pass at Mercer. That was a hell of a race until that caution. Lee and I had a shot at Haud in lapped traffic. Then on the restart Haud had a lapped car between himself and Lee and I had one in front of me. I got a run on Lee but followed him off the back stretch and we lost Haud,” said Dean Jacobs beside his Northwest Ohio Towing and Recovery/NAPA Truck and Auto Center backed machine.

“I have to thank Joe and Diane and my crew of Floyd Green and Ronnie Landon. It was just a fun night of racing,” added Dean.

Haudenschild put himself in position for the win by taking second in his heat and, then, winning the dash. That put him on the pole for the 30 lapper presented by Bonnell's Rod Shop. To his outside was Trey Gustin. Lee Jacobs and Cole Duncan occupied row two, with Rod George and Dean Jacobs in row three.

Haudenschild powered off turn four with the lead, with Lee Jacobs slipping past Gustin to take second. Haudenschild began to open up a comfortable lead when track favorite Rod George spun in turn two with just four laps in the books.

On the restart, Haudenschild jumped out to a five car length lead, and he stretched his advantage in the 21 lap green flag run. During this stretch, Dean Jacobs started to press Lee for second. Danny Holtgraver advanced to fourth, and he was trying to close in on the Jacobs duo, while Gustin held his own in fifth.

Unfortunately, Holtgraver's bid for a podium finish ended in turn one on lap 25, when he popped the right rear tire. At the same time as Holtgraver came to a stop, so did Scott Priester at the opposite end of the speedway. Holtgraver was able to duck into the pits for a new shoe, but Priester was finished for the night.

That set up a five lap dash to the finish. Haudenschild had a lapped car separating him from second place runner Lee Jacobs. Dean Jacobs was still on his tail, but several more lapped cars were placed before Dale Blaney and others still on the lead lap.

Haudenschild sped away at the drop of the green and completed the final five rounds without incident. Lee Jacobs led his uncle Dean to the wire for second. Dale Blaney was fourth at the finish, with Ed Lynch, Jr. logging his first top five run of the season. It was only his second outing of the season.

Tim Shaffer hustled to the sixth spot, just ahead of the fading Gustin. Chad Kemenah, Cole Duncan, and Caleb Helms rounded out the top ten.

Mercer Raceway Park - 5/10/2014

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (25 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.558; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 13.585; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.666; 4. 15-Scott Priester, 13.738; 5. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr., 13.832; 6. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.888; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs, 13.958; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.959; 9. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 14.015; 10. 80-Trey Gustin, 14.021; 11. 49-Cole Duncan, 14.026; 12. 8-Rod George, 14.036; 13. 63-Chad Kemenah, 14.051; 14. 5K-Adam Kekich, 14.057; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.117; 16. 45-Tim Shaffer, 14.146; 17. 10-Carl Bowser, 14.185; 18. 56-Ralph Spithaler, 14.280; 19. O8-Dan Kuriger, 14.283; 20. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.303; 21. 38-Dennis Wagner, 14.378; 22. 49H-Brad Howard, 14.603; 23. 33-Brent Matus, 14.928; 24. 2S-Francis Sesco, 14.931; 25. 7-Eric Williams, 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 80-Trey Gustin[1] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 4. 15-Scott Priester[3] ; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger[7] ; 7. 49H-Brad Howard[8] ; 8. 7-Eric Williams[9] ; 9. 14K-Dale Blaney[4]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 2. 49-Cole Duncan[1] ; 3. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.[3] ; 5. 10-Carl Bowser[6] ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[7] ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[5] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[8]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8-Rod George[1] ; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[2] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 6. 56-Ralph Spithaler[6] ; 7. 2S-Francis Sesco[8] ; 8. 38-Dennis Wagner[7]

Dash - UNOH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 80-Trey Gustin[2] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 49-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 8-Rod George[5] ; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs[6]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[1]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[3]; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[6]; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[11]; 5. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.[9]; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[16]; 7. 80-Trey Gustin[2]; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah[13]; 9. 49-Cole Duncan[4]; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[10]; 11. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[12]; 12. O8-Dan Kuriger[19]; 13. 5K-Adam Kekich[14]; 14. 13-Brandon Matus[20]; 15. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[7]; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[15]; 17. 8-Rod George[5]; 18. 56-Ralph Spithaler[18]; 19. 7-Eric Williams[25]; 20. 49H-Brad Howard[22]; 21. 2S-Francis Sesco[24]; 22. 38-Dennis Wagner[21]; 23. 33-Brent Matus[23]; 24. 15-Scott Priester[8]; 25. 10-Carl Bowser[17]

Hard Charger: 45-Tim Shaffer[+10]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

UNOH All Stars set for Williams Grove & Port Royal – Central PA Showdown
 

CAMARGO, Ill. – Every season the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions race teams make progress in breaking the strangle hold the Pennsylvania Posse teams have on the tough Central Pennsylvania tracks. And this year the tide may be turning.

The UNOH All Stars will head to the legendary Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, April 25 and then to equally tough Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 26. Both events are part of the UNOH All Star Eastern Region points system. So far there have been three points events for the Eastern Region – all in Florida – and Kerry Madsen, Dave Blaney and Joey Saldana have picked up the victories with David Gravel leading the points over four time series champions Tim Shaffer and Chad Kemenah.

Shaffer currently leads the UNOH All Star National Points as he seeks to become the first five time champion in series' history. Four time and defending All Star Champion Dale Blaney is second in the national points while another four time series champion Chad Kemenah is third.

No UNOH All Star has ever won an All Star sanctioned race at Williams Grove Speedway. The first All Star event ever contested at the big half-mile oval in 1970 was won by Bobbie Adamson. Last year's All Star shows at the track were taken by Posse drivers Don Kreitz Jr. and Danny Dietrich.

However, the UNOH All Stars have progressively become very competitive against the Posse. And this year's roster of All Star drivers will challenge the Posse like never before. Besides Kemenah and Shaffer – who picked up a non-sanctioned win this past Friday at Attica Raceway Park – Dale Blaney will head into the weekend with a ton of momentum. The Low Rider, who scored his 100th career All Star win earlier in the month at Attica, has recorded non-sanctioned wins at Fremont Speedway (April 12) and at Port Royal Speedway (April 20). Throw in Pennsylvania native Danny Holtgraver who won this past Friday at Lernerville and Saturday at Mercer, along with Jac Haudenschild, and young chargers Caleb Helms and Andrew Palker and the UNOH All Stars have a shot at defeating the Posse.

No driver has beaten the All Stars more often at Williams Grove over the decades than Lance Dewease, who has bested the band a total of five times. Dewease has won the UNOH All Star Eastern Region championship twice.

Single UNOH All Star wins of note at Williams Grove through the years have come with an upset by Barry Camp, a close race to the finish for Jim Siegel and a romp by Steve Buckwalter.

Gerard McIntyre Jr. opened the season at Williams Grove Speedway with a win on March 28 over Stevie Smith who is piloting the Fred Rahmer owned machine at the Grove, Brian Montieth, Ryan Smith and Rick Lafferty. This past weekend Dough Esh took the win over Pat Cannon, Smith, Greg Hodnett and NASCAR Sprint cup driver Dave Blaney.

Friday's 30-lap feature winner will earn $5,000. The ARDC Midgets are also on the card with racing slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information go to www.williamsdrove.com or www.allstarsprint.com

The weekend wraps up with the prestigious $10,000 to win Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 26.

Each lap will pay $100 to lead with heats paying $50 to win courtesy of Packers Concessions and fast time will pay at least $400 in memory of Port Royal Weikert fan Raymond Jacobs.

Also, Weikert's Livestock will be giving the first 400 fans entering the grandstands a free Weikert hat or can cooler. Plus, 20 five-pound packages of prime beef will also be given away to general admission fans and five girls and five boys will get bicycles (for kids ages 11 and under).

Fans can meet former Weikert #29 drivers Paul Pitzer and Len Krautheim III behind the grandstands from approximately 5-6 p.m. Danny Dietrich will also be in attendance for the autograph session along with his replica #29 sprint car that he will campaign in the event. Also on display will be a restored Weikert #29 driven by Pitzer.

Bob Weikert was one of the most prolific sprint car owners in the United States and the Port Royal Weikert Memorial has become a cornerstone of the track and Central Pennsylvania yearly schedule. Last year's packed grandstands witnessed three race leaders including Brad Sweet, Shaffer and finally Doug Esh who took the victory.

Winners so far at Port Royal in 2014 include Blane Heimbach over Chad Layton and Mike Erdley on April 5; Rick Lafferty over Lynton Jeffrey and Mike Wagner on April 12; and Dale Blaney over Greg Hodnett and Justin Barger on April 19. Hodnett leads the track point chase over Heimbach, Layton, Mike Wagner and Lafferty.

General admission gates open Saturday at 4 p.m. For more information visit www.portroyalspeedway.com

 

 

Blaney scores 100th All Star Win with Victory at Attica

ATTICA, Ohio – Dale Blaney rewarded his new car owner with a $10,000 victory Saturday to open Attica Raceway Park’s 2014 season. “The Low Rider” led all 40 laps of the HD Supply/Construction Equipment and Supply Spring Nationals to score his 100th career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win.

It wasn’t easy for Blaney, as reminiscent of the 2012 Spring Nationals when he and Craig Mintz put on an exciting show for the two nights, Mintz again challenged Blaney late. But, Blaney came alive the final seven circuits to score the win aboard his Tony Kennedy owned #14K. The victory is Blaney’s 18th career win at Attica of which 14 have been UNOH All Star triumphs.

“Thanks to George (Fisher) he does all the work on this thing. I’m awful happy to get number 100 with Tony…our first win together. To make it 100 and to make it here at this race is pretty special. I love this place. Western Ohio has been very good to me,” said Blaney beside his Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks, Kennedy Cattle Company backed machine.

“We were really good on the short runs. I really wasn’t that great after about 10 laps. I kind of got stuck behind Sebetto (Bryan) and he and Chris Bell were racing. I saw the 09 beside me in one and two and I knew where he was running at so I just picked the pace up a little bit and was really, really fortunate to go down into three and Chris Bell moved to the middle and it left me with the bottom and after that I was running like a scared dog. Craig (Mintz) runs really good here so to get that one is cool,” added Blaney, a four-time and defending UNOH All Star champion.

“I think Dale was kind of just pacing himself. When he picked up the pace I didn’t have anything for him. I burned everything up trying to catch him,” said Mintz beside his Real Geese Decoys/Erie Shore Propane/KS Sales and Service backed #09. “That’s why he has 100 victories because he got through that lapped traffic a little bit better than we did.”

Four time UNOH All Star champion Tim Shaffer would continue his early season strong runs with a third place finish in the Bryan Grove #45.

“Hats off to Bryan Grove, James Chambers and everyone that’s helping us. When you have everybody behind you 100 percent….it’s showing. We missed it a little bit in the feature but we’re in it every night,” said Shaffer beside his Canton Erectors backed machine.

In the 40-lap UNOH All Star feature Blaney and Andrew Palker would bring the field to the green with Blaney gaining the advantage. Palker would run comfortably in second with Shaffer, Danny Holtgraver, Duane Zablocki and Mintz in tow. Mintz would move into fifth on lap five and would take fourth on lap 8 as the leaders raced into lapped traffic.

Blaney continued to lead unchallenged with Palker, Shaffer, Mintz, Holtgraver, Zablocki and Dean Jacobs in pursuit. Mintz grabbed third on lap 10 as the race’s only caution flew for Brandon Wimmer who stopped on the track. With a clear track, Blaney would drive away from the field as Palker now had his hands full with Mintz. Mintz drove into the runner-up spot on lap 13 with Palker, Shaffer, Holtgraver, Jacobs and Chad Kemenah in tow.

The leaders would hit lapped traffic again on lap 19 allowing Mintz to close the gap on Blaney. Palker, Shaffer and Holtgraver were also battling hard for third with Shaffer gaining the position on lap 22. The only change in the top five over the next few laps saw Holtgraver and Jacobs get around Palker.

With seven laps to go, Blaney was in heavy lapped traffic and Mintz closed quickly. On lap 34 Mintz drove to Blaney’s outside in turns one and two, but Blaney was able to hold him off and then picked up the pace to pull away for the win. Mintz, Shaffer, Holtgraver and Jacobs – who flipped hard in his heat race – would round out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park - 4/5/2014

ASCoC Sprints (36 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.380; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.535; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.562; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.580; 5. 787-Dean Jacobs, 12.662; 6. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.663; 7. 60K-Jody Keegan, 12.678; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.696; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.697; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.716; 11. 77-Shane Stewart, 12.884; 12. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.985; 13. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.046; 14. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.064; 15. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.068; 16. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 13.105; 17. 55-Brad Bowman, 13.122; 18. 21-Dallas Hewitt, 13.133; 19. 4-Danny Smith, 13.138; 20. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 13.199; 21. 53C-Christopher Bell, 13.231; 22. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.246; 23. 11X-Brandon Martin, 13.263; 24. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.292; 25. 33M-Bryan Sebetto, 13.293; 26. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.317; 27. 80-Trey Gustin, 13.330; 28. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.408; 29. 83-Stevie Smith, 13.444; 30. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.471; 31. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.474; 32. 17-Scott Euler, 13.548; 33. 2-Nathan Skaggs, 13.570; 34. 53-D.J. Foos, 13.665; 35. O7X-Dain Naida, 13.699; 36. 7-Troy Kingan, 14.502

Heat 1 – Kear’s Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 53C-Christopher Bell[1] ; 2. 55-Brad Bowman[2] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 4. 33M-Bryan Sebetto[7] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 6. 2-Nathan Skaggs[9] ; 7. 83-Stevie Smith[8] ; 8. 787-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[6]

Heat 2 – All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. O9-Craig Mintz[5] ; 6. 21-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 9. 53-D.J. Foos[9]

Heat 3 – Dragon Race Fuel (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 2. 11X-Brandon Martin[1] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 4. 77-Shane Stewart[4] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 60K-Jody Keegan[5] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 8. 80-Trey Gustin[7] ; 9. O7X-Dain Naida[9]

Heat 4 – Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 7. 17-Scott Euler[8] ; 8. 7-Troy Kingan[9]

Dash – Outerwears Performance (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. O9-Craig Mintz[3] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5]

B-Main – MSD Ignition’s. (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 787-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 3. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[4] ; 4. 60K-Jody Keegan[3] ; 5. 83-Stevie Smith[9] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[8] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[11] ; 8. 53-D.J. Foos[14] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 10. 80-Trey Gustin[7] ; 11. O7X-Dain Naida[15] ; 12. 2-Nathan Skaggs[13] ; 13. 7-Troy Kingan[16] ; 14. 21-Dallas Hewitt[5] ; 15. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 16. 17-Scott Euler[12]

UNOH A-Main - (40 Laps) 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[1]; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[5]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[3]; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[4]; 5. 787-Dean Jacobs[12]; 6. 77-Shane Stewart[8]; 7. 63-Chad Kemenah[7]; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[10]; 9. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[19]; 10. 16-Chris Andrews[9]; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker[2]; 12. 5R-Byron Reed[21]; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6]; 14. 45L-Brian Lay[15]; 15. 33M-Bryan Sebetto[24]; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[14]; 17. 53C-Christopher Bell[20]; 18. 40-Caleb Helms[11]; 19. 11X-Brandon Martin[22]; 20. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[23]; 21. 4-Danny Smith[18]; 22. 60K-Jody Keegan[13]; 23. 55-Brad Bowman[17]; 24. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[16] Hard Charger: 40DD-Caleb Griffith[+10]

 

 

UNOH All Stars ready to kick off Ohio Region with Attica Spring Nationals

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – It has become one of the most anticipated events in sprint car racing – the Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park.

The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will kick off the Ohio Region point battle at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue on Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5 with the HD Supply/Construction Equipment and Supply Spring Nationals. The event has been held at Attica since 1992. This year’s Spring Nationals will mark the 102nd and 103rd visit to Attica by the UNOH All Stars.

Gates will open Friday for the $3,000-to-win event at 4 p.m. Gates will open for Saturday’s $10,000-to-win affair at 3:30 p.m.

Last year’s Spring Nationals saw the opening night lost to rain but the finale found Dale Blaney in victory lane. Blaney’s 13 All Star wins at Attica are the most by any driver since the first All Star show was held at Ohio’s Finest Racing speedplant in 1989. The winners of UNOH All Star events at Attica in 2013 were Blaney, Chris Andrews (Ohio Sprint Speedweek) and a sweep of the season-ending August events by Tim Shaffer.

The UNOH All Stars have held three events in 2014 with Dave Blaney, Kerry Madsen and Joey Saldana taking wins. Again the UNOH All Stars will incorporate a regional point system in 2014 – the Ohio Region, Eastern Region, Great Plains Region and over-all championship. So far the 2013 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year David Gravel leads the Eastern Region and National points for the UNOH All Stars.

Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney picked up his fourth series title in 2013 and also claimed the Ohio Region championship. Blaney also became the UNOH All Stars’ most prolific winner in 2013, surpassing hall-of-famer Kenny Jacobs in career series wins with 99 total.

Blaney will have his hands full in trying to defend his title in 2014. Besides four time champion Tim Shaffer, who currently sits second in All Star National and Eastern Region points, former four time champion Chad Kemenah is gunning for his fifth title and sits third in the 2014 points.

Danny Holtgraver, who had a break-out year in 2013 with the All Stars, is riding in the fourth place in points followed by Greg Hodnett, Dale Blaney, Jac Haudenschild, Danny Dietrich, Dave Blaney and Caleb Helms.

Others expected to battle for the UNOH All Star championships in 2014 include former national 360 sprint champion Wayne Johnson, two-time Napa Wayne County (Ohio) Speedway champion Andrew Palker, and more.

As always, when the UNOH All Stars come to Attica, they will have to battle the tough weekly competition like 2013 champion Craig Mintz, who has 9 career wins at the track; six time track champion Byron Reed who has 29 career Attica wins; former track champion Andrews (4 career wins), Bryan Sebetto (8 career wins), former track champion Dean Jacobs (10 career wins), Lee Jacobs (4 career wins), Brandon Martin (3 career wins), Brian Lay (2 career wins), Brian Smith (2 career wins), Travis Philo (2 career wins) and more.

Throw in two-time All Star champion Greg Wilson, who has 19 career Attica wins, Stevie Smith, who is expected behind the wheel of the Aaron Call/Janet Holbrook #83 machine – Smith has 4 career Attica wins - and the possibility of some of the Pennsylvania Posse teams making the trek to Attica and it could be another exciting weekend.

Of the UNOH All Star contingent of drivers, Kemenah sits third on Attica’s all-time win list with 20 victories followed by Blaney with 17 (5th on the track’s all-time win list); Shaffer with 12 (9th on the track’s all-time win list); and Holtgraver with 2 wins.

The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models and Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints will also be in action both nights of the Attica Spring Nationals.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.allstarsprint.com

 

 

Saldana keeps up with fast car to take UNOH All Star win at Volusia

By Brian Liskai

DELEON SPRINGS, Fla. (Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014) – Joey Saldana usually spends the winter racing in Australia. This year, he opted to stay home and spend time with his family. It didn’t appear the layoff from racing had any effect on the Brownsburg, Indiana driver Thursday at Volusia Speedway Park.

Saldana led all 30 laps of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions sanctioned event aboard his Motter Equipment, Beltline Body Shop, Polaris, HE&M Saw, Speedway Engines backed #71m. However, Nashville, Tennessee’s Paul McMahan didn’t make it easy for “The Brownsburg Bullet,” closing to within a car length the last four laps of the feature.

But, Saldana kept his composure and drove to his 71st career UNOH All Star victory. He sits third in the series’ all-time win list. It was also his 10th career victory at Volusia Speedway Park.

After over an inch and half of rain fell Wednesday postponing the opener of the 43rd Annual DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment, the drivers faced a lightening fast racing surface Thursday.

“To be honest, the car was faster than me. It was so fast I was just trying to hang on and not screw up,” said Saldana. “We just got the cars three weeks ago so this crew worked their tails off to get us here. The Speedway Engine ran extremely well. I have to thank Dan Motter for giving us what we need to come out here and race.”

“This is an early Valentine’s present for my wife Shannon,” added Saldana.

By virtue of winning the dash, Saldana would start on the pole of the feature event with four-time UNOH All Star champion Tim Shaffer along side. Saldana would rocket away from the field when the green flew with fourth place starter Danny Holtgraver shooting into second with Shaffer, McMahan and Donny Schatz in tow. Saldana would blast into lapped traffic by the fifth circuit on the tacky surface.

Something would break on the front of Steve Kinser’s mount on lap six and he would spin, with Holtgraver and Rico Abreu making contact. Holtgraver would report after the race the incident would result in a broken shock and loss of breaks. During the caution, Dave Blaney, who opened the All Star season earlier in the week with a win at Bubba Raceway Park, Abreu and Terry McCarl would exit the track.

On the ensuing restart Saldana would again pull away as Shaffer would grab second with Holtgraver also having his hands full with McMahan and Schatz. With 10 laps in the books Saldana would find lapped traffic again with his lead at over 2.5 seconds over Shaffer. By lap 13 the leaders were in heavy lapped traffic but Christopher Bell would coast to a stop at the half-way point, giving Saldana a clear track.

When the green reappeared McMahan was on the move, clearing Holtgraver for third and pressuring Shaffer for the runner-up spot. Saldana used this to his advantage and pulled away to another lead of over two seconds. McMahan would execute a slider on Shaffer in turns three and four on lap 23 to take second and quickly erased Saldana’s lead.

With four laps to go Saldana and McMahan raced into heavy lapped traffic, driving to Saldana’s inside in turn one with three circuits remaining. Once clear of the traffic, Saldana pulled away slightly and went on to the win.

McMahan would come home second followed by Shaffer, Schatz and Holtgraver.

“Today’s my anniversary and I thought Joey might let me and Jan have a great present,” joked McMahan beside his CJB Motorsports, All Star Performance, Ti22 Performance, Kistler Engines backed #51. “I have to wish my wife a happy anniversary. For past 10 years I’ve been coming to Florida to race during our anniversary without her. It’s also my crew chief Barry Jackson’s anniversary so this was a good night.”

“Setting quick time is the key…it determines so much on how your night is going to go. Fast time means track position. You have to get into the dash to improve your starting spot,” added McMahan who set quick time of the 43 cars to qualify.

Shaffer is starting the year strong with his new team, the Bryan Grove Racing #45, scoring a second Sunday at Bubba Raceway Park and now a third place finish at Volusia. Shaffer last won at Volusia – the old speedway – in 1996.

“This deal with Bryan Grove was a last minute deal. We have Cody Jacobs and James Chambers down here helping and they worked very hard over the past few weeks to get us to Florida,” said Shaffer beside his Canton Erectors backed #45.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will wrap up their Florida swing Thursday at Volusia.

Go to www.allstarsprint.com for more information Volusia Speedway Park - 2/13/2014

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (43 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.848; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.966; 3. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 13.043; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.054; 5. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.091; 6. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.099; 7. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.099; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.100; 9. 83-Tim Kaeding, 13.156; 10. 33-Danny Lasoski, 13.169; 11. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.193; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.207; 13. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.225; 14. 96-Bronson Maeschen, 13.228; 15. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.238; 16. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.255; 17. 83X-Christopher Bell, 13.256; 18. 59-David Gravel, 13.282; 19. 24A-Rico Abreu, 13.286; 20. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.299; 21. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.313; 22. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.319; 23. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.319; 24. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.326; 25. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.330; 26. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.372; 27. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.384; 28. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 13.385; 29. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.405; 30. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 13.456; 31. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.499; 32. 80-Trey Gustin, 13.507; 33. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.517; 34. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.530; 35. HO7-Justin Henderson, 13.536; 36. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.550; 37. 19-Klint Angelette, 13.614; 38. 20K-Thomas Kennedy, 13.647; 39. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.723; 40. 21K-Lou Kennedy, 13.788; 41. O7-Mark Coldren, 13.828; 42. 94-Brandon Thone, 14.831; 43. 1A-Jacob Allen, 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 83X-Christopher Bell[2] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[3] ; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding[4] ; 5. 51-Paul McMahan[6] ; 6. 4-Cody Darrah[5] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[8] ; 8. 19-Klint Angelette[10] ; 9. O7-Mark Coldren[11] ; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart[7] ; 11. 7S-Jason Sides[9]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1-Sammy Swindell[1] ; 2. 59-David Gravel[2] ; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[7] ; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 5. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[5] ; 6. 96-Bronson Maeschen[3] ; 7. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[10] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[9] ; 9. 94-Brandon Thone[11] ; 10. 33-Danny Lasoski[4] ; 11. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[8]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 24A-Rico Abreu[2] ; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney[1] ; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana[5] ; 6. 24-Terry McCarl[4] ; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson[8] ; 8. HO7-Justin Henderson[9] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[10] ; 10. 19M-Brent Marks[7] ; 11. 1A-Jacob Allen[11]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 29-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman[5] ; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich[9] ; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[7] ; 9. 21K-Lou Kennedy[10] ; 10. 80-Trey Gustin[8]

Dash - Computer Man Inc. (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 71M-Joey Saldana[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 3. 51-Paul McMahan[6] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 5. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 6. 14K-Dale Blaney[1]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 4-Cody Darrah[1] ; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman[2] ; 3. 19M-Brent Marks[7] ; 4. 24-Terry McCarl[4] ; 5. 77X-Wayne Johnson[11] ; 6. 96-Bronson Maeschen[5] ; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich[16] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[19] ; 9. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[18] ; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[14] ; 11. 80-Trey Gustin[12] ; 12. W20-Greg Wilson[9] ; 13. 19-Klint Angelette[17] ; 14. 94-Brandon Thone[22] ; 15. O7-Mark Coldren[21] ; 16. HO7-Justin Henderson[15] ; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart[6] ; 18. 33-Danny Lasoski[3] ; 19. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[8] ; 20. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[10] ; 21. 21K-Lou Kennedy[20] ; 22. 7S-Jason Sides[13] ; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen[23]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 71M-Joey Saldana[1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan[3]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[2]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz[10]; 5. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[4]; 6. 4-Cody Darrah[11]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman[12]; 8. 59-David Gravel[16]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8]; 10. 83-Tim Kaeding[7]; 11. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[19]; 12. 29-Kerry Madsen[18]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet[23]; 14. 27-Greg Hodnett[9]; 15. 63-Chad Kemenah[14]; 16. 19M-Brent Marks[24]; 17. 1-Sammy Swindell[20]; 18. 83X-Christopher Bell[15]; 19. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[5]; 20. 11-Steve Kinser[22]; 21. 98H-Dave Blaney[21]; 22. 24A-Rico Abreu[17]; 23. 24-Terry McCarl[13]; 24. 14K-Dale Blaney[6]

Hard Charger: 49-Brad Sweet[+10]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

By Brian Liskai

OCALA, Fla. (Monday, Feb. 10, 2014) – Kerry Madsen put on a dominating performance at Bubba Raceway Park, winning the second night of racing Monday for his third career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions feature.

Madsen, aboard the Keneric Racing, American Racing Custom Wheels backed #29, lead all 30 laps for the $5,000 win. Former four-time All Star Champion Chad Kemenah would come home second while Pennsylvania Posse driver Danny Dietrich would edge 2013 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year David Gravel for third with four time and defending All Star champion Dale Blaney rounding out the top five.

“I know it’s only February, but to come down here not expecting much and to come away with a win is awesome. It gives this team the confidence that what we are doing things the right way,” said Madsen, who hails from Australia but now calls Knoxville, Iowa home.

“I have to thank Bob and Peter Gavranich for giving us everything we need to win. Tyler Swank my crew chief and all the crew have worked their tails off over the past couple of months and I’m happy I could reward them with this win,” continued Madsen.

Kerry “The Mad Man” Madsen and Jac “The Wild Child” Haudenschild would bring the field to the green in a race that would go the first 15 laps caution-free. Unfortunately for “The Wild Child” he would become the first race stoppage. Haudenschild would make contact with the turn three wall and get upside down while trying to chase down Madsen in lapped traffic. Jac was uninjured but done for the night.

Unlike the previous night when the track was challenging because of several days of rain, the crew at Bubba Raceway Park had the racing surface in perfect shape and the dicing among the top five throughout the last half of the race was proof.

At the half-way mark the running order was Madsen, Kemenah, Dietrich, Dale Blaney, Gravel, Greg Hodnett, Tim Shaffer (who had to start 11th after having to change a tire due to cutting one down in the dash), Rico Abreu, Steve Buckwalter and Sunday’s winner Dave Blaney.

When the green flew again, Madsen would rocket away from Kemenah as a tremendous battle ensued for third between Dietrich, Dale Blaney, Gravel and Hodnett.

With seven laps to go Mark Coldren would stop on the track to bring out the caution. The running order was Madsen, Kemenah, Dietrich, Dale Blaney and Hodnett. When the green reappeared, Madsen would again pull away with Kemenah comfortably in second with that war for third again heating up.

With just two laps to go, Dave Blaney would spin, wiping out Madsen’s big lead. But, with a clear track, Madsen would power away for the victory with Kemenah coming home a solid second with Dietrich barely nipping Gravel for third.

“Track position is huge in this sport. We had a great car and in clean air I was confident no one was going to catch me. When we got into traffic, I made a mistake and went to the top of turn three to get around lapped cars and Jac was there. When the high side is there you always know Jac will be coming. When that caution flew with two to go I was very confident we were okay…I had clean air,” said Madsen.

For Kemenah, who has committed to running with the UNOH All Stars in 2014, the second place run is a great way to start the season for a team he funds out of his own pocket.

“First I want to give a big shout out to the track crew here. They worked their butts off the past three days and took a lot of heat. They could have thrown in the towel but they rolled up their sleeves and gave us a great track tonight,” said Kemenah beside his Hampshire Engines/Radio Hospital/Lima Auto Mall backed #63.

“Kerry was just too good in clean air. My only hope was we would get long green flag runs and get into traffic but the last half of the race we didn’t get that. We’ll take second…it gives us a lot of confidence heading to Volusia where we usually run pretty good. I have to thank my nephew A.J. (Havens) for all the hard work,” continued Kemenah.

Dietrich was also pleased with his third place run.

“That was close at the end…I’m not really sure who got third. We had a heck of a race there with Gravel and Blaney and Hodnett. I was just holding on there at the end. We were way too tight and there was a hole in turn 3 and if I didn’t catch it right I’d bounce up the track,” said Dietrich beside his Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Weikert’s Livestock/Hickory Run Orchards backed #48.

“Our plan is to stay down here and run Volusia this week. We’re suppose to head home to race in Pennsylvania next week but with all the snow and cold I don’t know if we’ll get to,” added Dietrich of his Gary Kauffman Racing Team.

The UNOH All Stars will be back in competition Wednesday and Thursday at Volusia Speedway Park. With two events in for 2014, the battle for the series national and Eastern Region titles certainly looks to be very entertaining throughout the season.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

Bubba Raceway Park - 2/10/2014

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 98-Dave Blaney, 11.856; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.059; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.081; 4. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 12.118; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.269; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.289; 7. 59-David Gravel, 12.292; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 12.357; 9. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 12.375; 10. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.389; 11. 63-Chad Kemanah, 12.421; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.425; 13. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.494; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.524; 15. 19-Klint Angelette, 12.572; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.670; 17. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.692; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.742; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.833; 20. 83-Christopher Bell , 12.890; 21. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.936; 22. 59P-Christopher Jones, 12.959; 23. O7-Mark Coldren, 13.005; 24. 10-Terry Gray, 13.626

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 4. 59-David Gravel[2] ; 5. 98-Dave Blaney[4] ; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen[7] ; 8. 59P-Christopher Jones[8]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 29-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 2. 63-Chad Kemanah[1] ; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. 83-Christopher Bell [7] ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 7. O7-Mark Coldren[8] ; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[2]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 48-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[2] ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 5. 19-Klint Angelette[5] ; 6. 77X-Wayne Johnson[7] ; 7. 10-Terry Gray[8] ; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart[6]

Dash - Computer Man Inc. (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 29-Kerry Madsen[1] ; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 63-Chad Kemanah[5] ; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich[3] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[2]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 29-Kerry Madsen[1]; 2. 63-Chad Kemanah[3]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich[4]; 4. 59-David Gravel[9]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[5]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett[7]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu[8]; 8. 83-Christopher Bell [19]; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[12]; 10. 45-Tim Shaffer[11]; 11. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[10]; 12. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[16]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart[17]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson[13]; 15. 77X-Wayne Johnson[20]; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[15]; 17. 98-Dave Blaney[6]; 18. O7-Mark Coldren[22]; 19. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[2]; 20. 59P-Christopher Jones[21]; 21. 19-Klint Angelette[14]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen[18]; 23. 10-Terry Gray[23]

Hard Charger: 83-Christopher Bell [+11]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

UNOH All Stars to kick off 2014 Tour in The Sun Shine State

CAMARGO, IL. (Tuesday, January 7, 2014) – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will warm up the frigid winter with hot racing action in the south to kick off the 2014 season. There will be five events scheduled for Florida in February with a minor adjustment to the original schedule – a third race has been added at Bubba Raceway Park and is being substituted for the originally scheduled Screven Motor Speedway event.

It all kicks off with three straight nights of racing at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. The Thursday, Feb. 6 event will pay $3,000 to the winner while Friday, Feb. 7 will pay $4,000 and the finale on Saturday, Feb. 8 paying $7,000 to win. The southern events – all part of the UNOH All Stars’ Eastern Region points – will wrap up at Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 12 and 13, each paying $5,000 to win.

“The scheduling move makes it more convenient for the fans and race teams. We are excited to kick off our season at two of Florida’s premiere dirt tracks,” said Guy Webb, President of the UNOH All Stars.

Last year, of the 5 events scheduled, only the two events at Bubba Raceway Park were contested as rain claimed the other three races. Donny Schatz swept both events at the Ocala speedplant.

The 2014 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions roster of race teams will be impressive. Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney scored his fourth series championship in 2013 and along the way ran his career feature win total to 99 – more than any other driver in the history of the series. He also scored the series’ Ohio Region title. Blaney and long-time mechanic George Fisher are teaming up with new car owner Tony Kennedy for 2014 aboard the #14K. Tim Shaffer, who won four consecutive All Star championships (2009-2012) is teaming up with car owner Bryan Grove in the #45 for 2014.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver is coming off a third place in the UNOH All Star points and is also in a new ride for 2014 – the Tim Hunter #10H. Look for other young drivers to be back such as Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms and West Union, Ohio’s Trey Gustin.

But what has a lot of fans excited is the return of four-time series champion Chad Kemenah of Findlay, Ohio and “The Wild Child,” Jac Haudenschild. Kemenah, who has been competing the last several years with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, won All Star titles in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Haudenschild is teaming up with Rick Rogers and the Destiny Motorsports #9W to make a bid for the UNOH All Star title in 2014. And, Knoxville, Iowa’s Wayne Johnson has announced plans to battle for the All Star title in 2014. Also look for drivers such as former All Star standout David Gravel and the Phoenix Racing #59 team along with NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Dave Blaney. Schedule permitting, up-and-coming driver Christopher Bell has taken over the CH Motorsports #83 for 2014 and keep an eye on Australian hot-shoe James McFadden in the Gaerte-Norman #3G.

The Florida events also draw several of the teams from the tough Central Pennsylvania circuit who will be gunning for the UNOH All Star’s Eastern Region point fund which was claimed in 2013 by Lance Dewease. Some World of Outlaw teams also compete with the series in Florida.

For those planning to attend the 2014 DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park (Feb. 9-22), the UNOH All Star’s official hotel is the Clarion Hotel-Convention Center, 350 E. International Speedway Blvd, DeLand, Fla. 32724. The hotel is within close proximity to dining, shopping, fuel, car washes, etc. and offers easy access to Volusia Speedway Park and Daytona Beach. Call for reservations at 386-738-5200 or go to www.clariondeland.com

 

 

Duncan makes decision pay off with first UNOH All Star win at NAPA Wayne County Speedway

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013

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By Brian Liskai

ORRVILLE, Ohio – After the weekend he had, Cole Duncan and his family had thought about just sitting at home Sunday. Good thing the Lockbourne, Ohio driver changed his mind.

Duncan took the lead with just two laps to go after race-long leader Jac Haudenschild blew a left rear tire, and went on to score his first career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Haudenschild, driving for fellow hall-of-famer Rick Ferkel lead the first 26 laps of the 30 lap feature before his left rear tire blew.

During the two day show at Attica on Friday and Saturday, Duncan’s family own team suffered a motor problem Friday and then broke a rear-end on Saturday.

“Oh my God…I don’t even know what to say. We weren’t even going to come today. We woke up and unloaded it out of the trailer and we were going to leave it in the shop for the week and go at it next week. Holy crap I’m glad we came,” said Duncan, whose father Rodney was a staple on the UNOH All Star circuit in the 1980s and 1990s.

“I didn’t even see Jac leave the track. I saw the tire laying on the back stretch…man I hate that for Rick (Ferkel, Jac’s car owner for the night) and Jac and those guys. Especially Rick…he works so hard and he deserved this win. But we’ll take it after the weekend we’ve had,” continued Duncan beside his Bobby Labonte Racing/Motorcity Auto Transport/CnB Mushroom Farms/Wolfden Carbonfiber Products/Industrial Special Powdercoating/Hoosier Tire backed #22.

“We raced with Andrew (Palker) a lot here last year…he’s a good racer obviously as he’s won the track championship twice in the last two years…that’s pretty impressive. To get to race with him…we raced each other clean and it was a hell of a lot of fun,” continued Palker. “First I have to thank my Mom and Dad and my two grandpas and my crew…they worked their asses off to get us here. I’ve been waiting a long time for this.”

Local driver Dean Jacobs capped off a great weekend and celebrated his 50th birthday in style by bringing the Joe and Diane Seeling owned #97 home in second.

“They were telling me I was getting old and I had to prove them wrong. We were good…I actually thought I was better than Cole. You couldn’t hardly see to enter this corner (turn one) from the dust but if you could get in there you could run the crap out of the thing. Cole was doing the exact same thing that I was and that’s why he beat me I guess,” said Jacobs beside his Northwest Ohio Towing and Recovery/NAPA Truck and Auto Center/Sugar Street Bar and Grill backed machine. “We needed this. Joe and Diane Seeling have given me a nice race car and I try my hardest. Sometimes it bites you and sometimes you have good results like tonight. Now we’re going to go celebrate my birthday and have a lot of fun.”

“I thought I had run fourth and we came around and saw that Cole won. I don’t know if I was happy I ran second or just as happy that he won. I raced a lot of races with his dad and his dad beat me a lot. I was just telling him the other night because he was so good at Attica that as soon as he gets that first one they will start coming. Let me tell you…that boy is going to win a lot of races,” added Jacobs.

Track champion Andrew Palker kept his impressive run going with a third place finish after running second through much of the race.

“I just didn’t hear Cole up top and I should have put up there in the crap and cooled that tire off but I spent too much time on the bottom. And I got my right rear too hot and there at the end it was just too hot and I had nothing left. I can’t say enough about this team and Kistler Racing Products and Brian Kemenah and Paul Kistler…they are helping us out a bunch. We are sure learning a lot out here right now and it’s really showing when we came back home,” said Palker beside his Albreight Trucking/King Inspection/J&J Auto Racing/Weld Wheels backed #57x.

Newly crowned Lernerville Speedway champion Brandon Spithaler and Haudenschild would bring the field to green with Haudenschild rim-riding into the lead. Just three laps in third place running Lee Jacobs would spin with Brad Haudenschild stopping to avoid a collision. On the restart Haudenschild would rocket away from Spithaler with Duncan, Palker, Jacobs, Dale Blaney and Trey Gustin in tow.

Palker would move into third on lap six and would take second two circuits later. The caution would fly on lap nine for a Caleb Helms spin. On the restart Haudenschild would again blast into a commanding lead with Palker comfortably in second while Spithaler, Duncan, Blaney and Jacobs battled for third.

The caution would come out again on lap 12 as Lee Jacobs’ mount stopped on the front stretch with brake issues. The restart order was Haudenschild, Palker, Blaney, Duncan, Spithaler and Dean Jacobs. The field didn’t stay under green long as Jack Sodeman Jr. and Shawn Hubler got together on lap 12.

When the green reappeared Palker dove under Haudenschild in turns one and two, but “The Wild Child” rocketed off the cushion to pull away. As the laps ticked off Haudenschild built a sizeable lead over Palker as Blaney, Duncan and Jacobs battled for third.

The leaders would catch the back of the field on lap 18 and as most of the field ran the bottom, Haudenschild used the very top groove to pick off the lapped cars. Disaster nearly struck for Haudenschild with five laps to go as he jumped the heavy cushion in turn four and nearly got into the front stretch fence. That allowed Palker, Blaney, Duncan, Dean Jacobs and a closing Tim Shaffer to make up ground.

With seven laps to go Blaney would retire to the infield with mechanical woes, moving Duncan into third. As Haudenschild exited turn two on lap 27, his left rear tire would explode and he limped his mount back to the pits, handing the lead to Palker with Duncan, Dean Jacobs and Shaffer ready to pounce.

Duncan would drive around Palker for the lead with just two laps to go with Jacobs sneaking by on the white flag lap for second.

Duncan would drive to the win over Jacobs, Palker, Shaffer (from 11th), Rob Chaney, Danny Holtgraver (from 20th), Danny Mumaw (from 22nd), Brock Martin (from 16th), Spithaler and Gustin.

The UNOH All Stars will wrap up their Eastern Region points with a double-header at the Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania Sept. 6 and 7 before returning to Ohio for the Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway Sept. 13 and 14.

After Sunday’s race at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway, the point’s battle for the UNOH All Star championship and the Ohio Region title are getting interesting with Dale Blaney’s lead shrinking as Shaffer seeks his unprecedented fifth straight series title. Blaney is also trying to earn his fourth career series championship.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

Wayne County Speedway - 9/1/2013

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (30 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 80-Trey Gustin, 14.925; 2. 22-Cole Duncan, 14.974; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs, 15.037; 4. O-Jac Haudenschild, 15.128; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.135; 6. 22S-Brandon Spithaler, 15.158; 7. 2-Dale Blaney, 15.167; 8. 83-Tim Shaffer, 15.207; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker, 15.247; 10. 9X-Rob Chaney, 15.292; 11. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 15.298; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 15.322; 13. 40-Caleb Helms, 15.385; 14. 5K-Adam Kekich, 15.407; 15. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 15.423; 16. 83M-Broc Martin, 15.468; 17. 787-Jimmy Pooler, 15.481; 18. 11-Shawn Hubler, 15.487; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.489; 20. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr., 15.510; 21. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 15.556; 22. 1B-Aaron Middaugh, 15.643; 23. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 15.680; 24. 70-Danny Mumaw, 15.689; 25. 54-Cap Henry, 15.769; 26. 15H-Mitch Harble, 15.843; 27. 23-Nick Patterson, 16.148; 28. 60-Kory Crabtree, 16.439; 29. 49-Kris Davis, 16.498; 30. 59J-Kirk Jeffries, 99.990

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[6] ; 6. 54-Cap Henry[7] ; 7. 787-Jimmy Pooler[2] ; 8. 49-Kris Davis[8]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9X-Rob Chaney[4] ; 2. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[5] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 4. 11-Shawn Hubler[2] ; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich[3] ; 6. 1B-Aaron Middaugh[1] ; 7. 15H-Mitch Harble[7]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 2. 2-Dale Blaney[5] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[3] ; 6. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[4] ; 7. 23-Nick Patterson[7]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 70-Danny Mumaw[1] ; 2. O-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 3. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[2] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 6. 83-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[7]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 2. O-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[1] ; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs[5]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 83-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 3. 54-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 15H-Mitch Harble[6] ; 5. 787-Jimmy Pooler[3] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 7. 1B-Aaron Middaugh[4] ; 8. 23-Nick Patterson[7] ; 9. 49-Kris Davis[9] ; 10. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[-]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 22-Cole Duncan[4]; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[6]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[8]; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[11]; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney[9]; 6. 45-Danny Holtgraver[20]; 7. 70-Danny Mumaw[22]; 8. 83M-Broc Martin[16]; 9. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[1]; 10. 80-Trey Gustin[5]; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[10]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson[18]; 13. 5M-Max Stambaugh[21]; 14. 5K-Adam Kekich[14]; 15. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[12]; 16. 40-Caleb Helms[13]; 17. 46AU-Stuart Williams[15]; 18. 15H-Mitch Harble[24]; 19. O-Jac Haudenschild[2]; 20. 2-Dale Blaney[7]; 21. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[19]; 22. 11-Shawn Hubler[17]; 23. 81-Lee Jacobs[3]; 24. 54-Cap Henry[23]

Hard Charger: 70-Danny Mumaw[+15]

©2013 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

UNOH All Stars to have busy Labor Day weekend

By Brian Liskai

CAMARGO, Ill. – The teams of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will have a busy Labor Day weekend with three straight nights of racing in Ohio.

It all kicks off Friday, Aug. 30th and Saturday Aug. 31st with the traditional Attica Ambush. On Friday the UNOH All Stars are teamed up with the Lucas Oil Late Model Series on Detroit Chocolat Night. The late models will be running for $10,000 to win while the All Star sprints will battle for $3,000 to win. On Saturday, thanks to the Baumann Auto Group and Attica Raceway Park, the UNOH All Stars will be gunning for $5,500 to win. Also thanks to the Baumann Auto Group the 305 sprints will battle for $1,000 to win thanks to Ron McComas and MRE of Ohio and the UMP late models $1,500 to win with the dirt trucks gunning for $600 to win.

The UNOH All Stars then head to the NAPA Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio on Sunday, Sept. 1 for their second appearance of the season. The late models and super stocks will also be on the racing card.

The All Stars will be making their 100th and 101st appearance at Attica as the track wraps up its 25th anniversary season. Earlier this year three time series champion Dale Blaney scored the win during the Attica Spring Nationals and former track champion Chris Andrews picked up his first UNOH All Star win at the track to open the 31st Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

Blaney, who is looking to become only the third driver in All Star history to have four series championships, has 17 career wins at Attica to sit fifth on the track’s all-time win list. Blaney has five All Star wins in 2013 and is tied with hall of famer Kenny Jacobs for most career series wins with 98. Blaney also has a narrow lead in the series’ Ohio Region points, just 38 ahead of four-time national and defending All Star champion Tim Shaffer. Ironically Shaffer has yet to score a series win in 2013.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver is coming off the latest UNOH All Star win, that coming at Mercer Raceway Park last weekend. He has three series wins in 2013 and six career All Star wins at Attica. He currently sits third in the All Star’s national and Ohio Region points.

Cap Henry, who calls nearby Bellevue, Ohio home, has always had good runs at Attica but has been bitten by bad luck on several occasions while leading late. He is looking for his first All Star win but has a couple of non-sanctioned victories in 2013 and is coming off an impressive run in the Knoxville Nationals. Henry is fourth in the All Star’s national and Ohio Region points.

Third generation driver Caleb Helms of Findlay, Ohio is in his first season of competition with the UNOH All Stars and is fifth in the national and Ohio Region standings. Another youngster in his first year of racing with the All Stars, Trey Gustin, sits sixth in the series’ national points and eighth in the Ohio Region standings.

Since the Attica Ambush began in 1989 some of the biggest names in sprint car racing have taken the win including Steve Kinser, Dave Blaney, Sammy Swindell, Joey Saldana, Frank Kerr, Mark Kinser, Kevin Gobrecht, Terry McCarl, Jeff Shepard, Chad Kemenah, Danny Smith, Greg Wilson, Mark Keegan, Alvin Roepke, Dale Blaney, Stevie Smith and Tim Shaffer (2010 and 2011). Local driver Phil Gressman picked up the win in the event in 2012.

There have been 12 different winners of the 13 events contested this season at Attica. Brian Lay has had a break-out season at the track, garnering two wins. Other winners include six time track champion Byron Reed who is second on the track’s all-time win list with 29 victories; Brian Smith, Holtgraver and Shane Stewart in the twin 25s in May; two time Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) champion Bryan Sebetto; two time and 2013 track champion Craig Mintz; young chargers Travis Philo and Sheldon Haudenschild; and the most recent winner, Brad Bowman. Blaney and Andrews scored the two All Star wins.

Other local drivers to look out for include Caleb Griffith who finished second in the track’s points and picked up the 360/305 sprint challenge win at the track; rookie D.J. Foos; Duane Zablocki, 2012 rookie of the year Stuart Brubaker, Stuart Williams, Brandon Martin; former track champion Dean Jacobs; Greg Wilson, a former two time All Star champion who sits fourth on the track’s all-time win list with 19 victories; Cole Duncan and a host of other local and regional talent.

When the UNOH All Stars head to the NAPA Wayne County Speedway Sunday, they will again encounter a very tough field of local competitors.

During the Ohio Sprint Speedweek event at the track, Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart picked up the All Star win. Two time and 2013 track champion Andrew Palker, who scored a non-sanctioned win at Lernerville Speedway last weekend and if not for a last lap pass by Holtgraver, would have picked up his first ever All Star win at Mercer, will be force to be reckoned with Sunday. Also to watch out for is local driver Danny Mumaw who has four wins at the track in 2013. Another driver who lives near the track, Broc Martin, has scored two wins at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway in 2013. Other drivers scoring wins at the track in 2013 include Cory Crabtree and the legendary hall of famer Jac Haudenschild who has posted two All Star wins in 2013. Not to be outdone, Jac’s son, Sheldon, has two non-wing BOSS series wins at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway in 2013, including just last week.

Other drivers to watch at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway include local driver Lee Jacobs whose great-grandfather built the facility; Jason Dolick; Bob Lime; Jimmy Pooler, Mitch Harble; Nick Patterson; Shawn Hubler; Aaron Middaugh; Chris Myers and a host of other tough weekly competitors.

All three of the Labor Day weekend events are part of the $20,000-to-win Ohio Region of the UNOH All Stars. There will be only three Ohio Region point shows left after the weekend – a double header for the traditional Jim Ford Classic, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14 at Fremont Speedway, and the season ending event at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway on Oct. 12. Other than those shows, the UNOH All Stars have only two other events, both Eastern Region point races at the Port Royal Speedway, Sept. 6 and 7.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com. For times and ticket information about this weekend’s events go to www.atticaracewaypark.com; and www.waynecountyspeedway.com

 

 

By Brian Liskai

MERCER, Pa (Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013) – Danny Holtgraver had one of the worst two weeks of his young racing career just a few weeks ago. Mechanical issues and bad racing luck had his team down. But, when the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions headed to Mercer Raceway Park Saturday for the 24th Annual Western Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship, the confidence returned to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania driver.

Holtgraver used lapped traffic to make a last lap pass of Andrew Palker to steal his third UNOH All Star win of the season. Holtgraver has raced at Mercer five times in 2013 and has won all five features including an All Star victory early in July.

“Boy did this team need that. After the Thunder Through the Plains and Knoxville Nationals we were all kind of beat up. This is a huge win for us,” said Holtgraver beside his Canton Erectors/Berlin Natural Bakery/Classic Ink/DKW Transport/Kistler Engines/J&J Auto Racing backed #45. “When we got into heavy lapped traffic Andrew had trouble getting around them and I didn’t that was the difference.”

For Palker, who recently wrapped up his second consecutive track championship at the NAPA Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, the last lap pass was heart-breaking. He also won Friday night at Lernerville Speedway.

“Lapped traffic screwed me. One guy decided he wanted to race me. I slid him and he would slide me back. Lapped cars aren’t supposed to do that. It’s just very frustrating. I had a great car and to lose because of that…oh well I guess we’ll take second and try again next week,” said Palker beside his Kistler Racing Products/Kistler Engines/King Inspection Services/Albreight Trucking/J&J Auto Racing/Weld Wheels backed #57x. “I can’t thank Paul Kistler enough for the great engine.”

Current UNOH All Star national and Ohio region point leader Dale Blaney would charge from his seventh starting spot to a third place finish.

“We just weren’t in a good position all night. We went out next to last qualifying and I didn’t lay down a very good lap so I had to start seventh in the feature. Palker and Holtgraver had a heck of a race…I had the best seat in the house to watch it. I just don’t run that good here for some reason. We’ll take third and look forward to Attica next weekend,” said Blaney beside his Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis backed #2.

Holtgraver and Palker would bring the field to green for the 30-lap feature with Holtgraver gaining the advantage. But, Palker would rim-ride to the front on lap two with Holtgraver, Tim Shaffer, Cole Duncan, Blaney, Paige Polyak, Lee Jacobs and Trey Gustin in tow.

Palker would pull away slightly as Holtgraver and Shaffer ran comfortably in second and third while Duncan and Blaney were locked in a great battle for fourth. But the caution would fly on lap 10 for Scott Priester who hit the guardrail on turn 3.

On the restart Palker had a couple of lapped machines insulating him from Holtgraver so he was able to open up a lead. But, another caution just two laps later would bunch up the field, putting Holtgraver right on Palker’s rear bumper. But, the West Salem, Ohio resident used the clean air to pull away again as Shaffer challenged Holtgraver for second with Blaney moving into fourth.

The final 18 laps would tick off without any further interruptions. That meant Palker and company had to contend with lapped traffic. As Palker, Holtgraver, Shaffer and Blaney picked their way through traffic, Holtgraver tried high and low to get pas Palker but nothing seemed to work. With just a few laps remaining Holtgraver got a break. He and Palker got by a pair of cars fighting for position and it appeared they might not reach the next couple of cars to put them a lap down before the end of the race. That opened up the bottom line for Holtgraver who threw caution to the wind as he tried to regain the lead.

Holtgraver inched closer and closer to Palker in the waning laps. He dove low entering turn one on the final lap and got next to Palker who was riding the rim. Holtgraver got a nose ahead of Palker coming off turn two and pulled away as they raced toward turn three. Palker slid a little high and got his right rear over the edge of the speedway, ensuring Holtgraver would enter the final turn uncontested.

Holtgraver was able to slide into the lead in turns three and four and drive to the win over Palker, Blaney, Shaffer and Duncan.

The UNOH All Stars will head to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio for a double header Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and 31 and then head to the NAPA Wayne County Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 1.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

All Star Circuit of Champions (28 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.606; 2. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 13.727; 3. 81P-Paige Polyak, 13.987; 4. 40-Caleb Helms, 14.004; 5. 22-Cole Duncan, 14.040; 6. 83-Tim Shaffer, 14.049; 7. 80-Trey Gustin, 14.091; 8. 2-Dale Blaney, 14.116; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.123; 10. 5K-Adam Kekich, 14.158; 11. 10-Carl Bowser, 14.262; 12. 56-Ralph Spithaler, 14.395; 13. 7-Eric Williams, 14.400; 14. 15-Scott Priester, 14.422; 15. 23S-Russ Sansosti, 14.426; 16. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr., 14.478; 17. 54-Cap Henry, 14.610; 18. 38-Dennis Wagner, 14.615; 19. O8-Dan Kuriger, 14.633; 20. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.656; 21. 52-Jim Shuster, 14.748; 22. O-Andy McKisson, 14.821; 23. 66-Chris Best, 14.954; 24. 33-Brent Matus, 15.297; 25. 49-Bob Howard, 15.368; 26. 49H-Brad Howard, 15.560; 27. 74-John McCracken, 16.595; 28. 1R-Gale Ruth, 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[1] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 3. 7-Eric Williams[2] ; 4. O-Andy McKisson[8] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[4] ; 6. 49-Bob Howard[9] ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[3] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 9. O8-Dan Kuriger[7]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 54-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 2-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 45-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 4. 15-Scott Priester[2] ; 5. 10-Carl Bowser[3] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[7] ; 8. 66-Chris Best[8] ; 9. 49H-Brad Howard[9]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 38-Dennis Wagner[1] ; 2. 23S-Russ Sansosti[2] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 5. 56-Ralph Spithaler[3] ; 6. 81P-Paige Polyak[6] ; 7. 52-Jim Shuster[7] ; 8. 74-John McCracken[9] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[8]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 45-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 5. 81P-Paige Polyak[3] ; 6. 80-Trey Gustin[5]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 2. 5K-Adam Kekich[2] ; 3. 13-Brandon Matus[4] ; 4. 33-Brent Matus[7] ; 5. 66-Chris Best[6] ; 6. 52-Jim Shuster[5] ; 7. 49H-Brad Howard[8] ; 8. 74-John McCracken[9]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 45-Danny Holtgraver[1]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[2]; 3. 2-Dale Blaney[7]; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[3]; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[4]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[8]; 7. 81P-Paige Polyak[5]; 8. 56-Ralph Spithaler[10]; 9. 10-Carl Bowser[9]; 10. 94-Jack Sodeman Jr.[16]; 11. O-Andy McKisson[21]; 12. 80-Trey Gustin[6]; 13. 5K-Adam Kekich[12]; 14. 54-Cap Henry[17]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[11]; 16. 23S-Russ Sansosti[15]; 17. 7-Eric Williams[13]; 18. 38-Dennis Wagner[18]; 19. 66-Chris Best[22]; 20. 49-Bob Howard[24]; 21. 33-Brent Matus[23]; 22. 52-Jim Shuster[20]; 23. 15-Scott Priester[14]; 24. 13-Brandon Matus[19]

Hard Charger: O-Andy McKisson[+10]

©2012 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

 

By Brian Liskai

Quincy, Michigan (Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013) – Dave Blaney has been around racing long enough to know you have to put yourself in a position to win every time you hit the track.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup driver did just that Saturday at the Butler Motor Speedway. When early leader Shane Stewart had problems “The Buckeye Bullet” was there to capitalize and then held off his brother Dale to score his 45th career victory with the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions. It’s Dave’s first UNOH All Star win since 1996 and moves him into 7th on the series’ all-time win list.

“We got a good number to run the dash and we won that to put us up front for the feature. The outside was the place to be and Shane (Stewart) got the jump. I didn’t know if I could have caught him unless he had a problem and he did and we were there to take advantage,” said Blaney of his Heavy Duty Industrial Services/Lelands.com/Roush Yates Engines backed #10.

“We have my dad’s memorial race coming up Tuesday (at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio) and I wanted to get some more laps in this thing before that. We’re up here for the Cup race so we brought the sprint car to have some fun. Winning will make tomorrow’s race (NASCAR Sprint Cup at Michigan International) at lot more enjoyable,” added Blaney.

For Dale Blaney, his second place run was important as he tries to claim his fourth UNOH All Star championship.

“It was a typical Butler track. I don’t think anyone was going to catch Shane if he didn’t blow that tire. Every time we got to traffic where I might be able to do something the caution would come out. Dave ran a good race…there wasn’t much I could do with him. My tires were almost bald at the end,” said Dale of his Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis backed #2.

Dave Blaney and Stewart would bring the field to the green for the 30-lap feature with Stewart gaining the upper hand. Brady Bacon and Kody Kinser would get together on the first lap to bring out the caution. Shortly after the green flew Cap Henry would spin and Paige Polyak would stop on the track to bring out the yellow. The running order was Stewart, Dave Blaney, Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer, Danny Holtgraver, Trey Gustin, Cole Duncan, Bryan Sebetto and Caleb Helms.

The race had a difficult time getting rolling as cautions slowed the pace. Soon after the green flew Holtgraver and Helms would spin for the fourth caution of the event with Stewart leading Dave Blaney, Dale Blaney, Shaffer, Duncan, Sebetto and Gustin. Before another lap could be recorded another spin would bring out the red for a fuel stop on lap 8.

Stewart would go pit side during the stoppage so the restart running order was now Dave Blaney, Dale Blaney, Shaffer, Duncan, Sebetto and Gustin. A short time later and another caution with Dave and Dale Blaney leading Shaffer, Sebetto and Duncan.

When the green flew the race would go the rest of the way under green with Dave Blaney taking the win over Dale Blaney, Shaffer, Duncan and Cap Henry who rebounded from his early race spin.

The UNOH All Stars pay their second visit of the year to Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, Aug. 25. When the series competed at Mercer on July 6, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver picked up the victory.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

Butler Motor Speedway - 8/17/2013

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (31 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 11.897; 2. 83-Tim Shaffer, 11.991; 3. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.004; 4. 80-Trey Gustin, 12.066; 5. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.196; 6. 3G-Shane Stewart, 12.202; 7. 24H-Bryan Sebetto, 12.223; 8. 2-Dale Blaney, 12.223; 9. 10-Dave Blaney, 12.312; 10. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.396; 11. 81-Paige Polyak, 12.429; 12. 54-Cap Henry, 12.605; 13. 4M-Kody Kinser, 12.704; 14. 17-Scott Euler, 12.706; 15. 27-Brad Lamberson, 12.728; 16. 48-Scott Hull, 12.748; 17. 17H-Jared Horstman, 12.822; 18. 16-Ryan Ruhl, 12.847; 19. 51-Roger Cambell, 12.867; 20. 39M-Matt Merrill, 12.922; 21. 19-Doug Zimmerman, 13.014; 22. 4T-Josh Turner, 13.081; 23. 25M-Kenny Mackey, 13.146; 24. 9E-Tim Evilsizer, 13.362; 25. 12B-Mike Baker, 13.547; 26. 1A-Mark Aldrich, 13.589; 27. 4P-Logan Jarrett, 13.924; 28. 50B-Mike Burns, 14.432; 29. 47-Robert Bulloch, 14.631; 30. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.917; 31. O-Stuart Brubaker, 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 17H-Jared Horstman[2] ; 2. 19-Doug Zimmerman[1] ; 3. 4M-Kody Kinser[3] ; 4. 10-Dave Blaney[4] ; 5. 45-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 7. 47-Robert Bulloch[8] ; 8. 12B-Mike Baker[7]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 16-Ryan Ruhl[2] ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 3. 3G-Shane Stewart[5] ; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 5. 4T-Josh Turner[1] ; 6. 17-Scott Euler[3] ; 7. 1A-Mark Aldrich[7]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 51-Roger Cambell[2] ; 2. 81-Paige Polyak[4] ; 3. 25M-Kenny Mackey[1] ; 4. 27-Brad Lamberson[3] ; 5. 4P-Logan Jarrett[7] ; 6. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[6]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 39M-Matt Merrill[2] ; 2. 54-Cap Henry[4] ; 3. 9E-Tim Evilsizer[1] ; 4. 2-Dale Blaney[5] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[6] ; 6. 48-Scott Hull[3] ; 7. 50B-Mike Burns[7]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 10-Dave Blaney[2] ; 2. 3G-Shane Stewart[1] ; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 2-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 45-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 80-Trey Gustin[5]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 3. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[3] ; 4. 17-Scott Euler[4] ; 5. 48-Scott Hull[5] ; 6. 12B-Mike Baker[6] ; 7. 50B-Mike Burns[8] ; 8. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[10] ; 9. 1A-Mark Aldrich[7] ; 10. 47-Robert Bulloch[9]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 10-Dave Blaney[1]; 2. 2-Dale Blaney[4]; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer[3]; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[12]; 5. 54-Cap Henry[9]; 6. 80-Trey Gustin[6]; 7. 45-Danny Holtgraver[5]; 8. 16-Ryan Ruhl[17]; 9. 81-Paige Polyak[8]; 10. 17-Scott Euler[14]; 11. 51-Roger Cambell[18]; 12. 17H-Jared Horstman[16]; 13. 4M-Kody Kinser[10]; 14. 9E-Tim Evilsizer[23]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[11]; 16. 27-Brad Lamberson[15]; 17. 24H-Bryan Sebetto[13]; 18. 25M-Kenny Mackey[22]; 19. 39M-Matt Merrill[19]; 20. 19-Doug Zimmerman[20]; 21. 4P-Logan Jarrett[24]; 22. 3G-Shane Stewart[2]; 23. 4T-Josh Turner[21]; 24. 99-Brady Bacon[7]

Hard Charger: 16-Ryan Ruhl[+9]

©2012 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Thomas Kennedy over powers UNOH All Stars

By Brian Liskai

GLYNDON, Minn. (Sunday, July 28, 2013) – The butterflies were the size of eagles in Thomas Kennedy’s stomach with three laps to go in the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions feature at Buffalo River Race Park Sunday night. The 23-year-old had worked his way from eighth to the lead when the red flag flew.

“I’m sitting there thinking ‘this is crazy…don’t screw up just don’t screw up,” said Kennedy. “I had to keep telling myself when we pushed back off not to screw up cause I had two really, really, really good racers behind me.”

Kennedy didn’t “screw up’ and the Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada driver went on to score the biggest win of his six year sprint car racing career.

“My plan was to finish in the top five. The first half of the race I was taking my time through traffic and being smart. As the 25 car (Cory Mack) began to fade and I caught him and moved into third I was like ‘I could get a top three out of this.’ Then I caught the 83 (Tim Shaffer) and I was like ‘holy crap I might lead this thing.’ I got rolling really well around the top and used a lapped car to get around for the lead,” continued Kennedy beside his Team Boss Flue, Flexitec, Shamrock Surfaces, Kennedy Flooring, General Sign backed #20k.

For current UNOH All Star point leader Dale Blaney it was another top five run.

“It’s cool to see a young guy get his first All Star win and how excited he was. I told him not to do it again,” joked Blaney beside his Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis backed machine.

“His tire choice was better than ours. When the track took rubber I about six laps in I was in second and I got conservative trying to save my tire. I was like ‘good ahead Shaf (Tim Shaffer) go burn your tire off but then Thomas drove by and I knew I was in trouble,” continued Blaney. “We’ve been really good. The last seven All Star races we’ve had five quick times and except for Husets we were in the top five. I’m pretty pleased with how we are going right now.”

Tim Shaffer and Cory Mack would bring the field to the green for the 30-lap feature with Shaffer gaining the upper hand. Mack would drive into the lead on lap two as Shaffer had his hands full with Blaney with Danny Holtgraver, Trey Gustin, Casey Mack and Kennedy in pursuit.

Shaffer would retake the lead on lap 9 bringing Blaney into second while Mack slipped to third. But all eyes were on Kennedy as he would drive around Mack for third on lap 12. As Shaffer continued to lead, Blaney and Kennedy were locked in a duel for second with Kennedy taking the spot on lap 16. Kennedy quickly closed on Shaffer and would pass the four time UNOH All Star champion for the lead on lap 22. Blaney would grab second from Shaffer on the next circuit.

Following a race stoppage with three laps to go, Kennedy would drive to the victory over Blaney, Shaffer, Mack and Scott Winters. All Star regulars Caleb Helms and Cap Henry would come home sixth and seventh with Casey Mack, All Star regular Danny Holtgraver – who came from the tail after problems on lap seven, and Chris Ranten rounding out the top 10.

There remains just one more race in the UNOH All Stars annual Thunder Through the Plains – Aug. 11 at Huset’s Speedway. Blaney leads the $10,000-to-win Western Region points for the All Stars.

Buffalo River Race park - 7/28/2013

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (22 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 2-Dale Blaney, 12.368; 2. 25-Cory Mack, 12.397; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer, 12.457; 4. 80-Trey Gustin, 12.547; 5. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 12.568; 6. 8-Casey Mack, 12.649; 7. 21K-Lou Kennedy, 12.652; 8. 20K-Thomas Kennedy, 12.846; 9. 99-Jordan Graham, 12.946; 10. 82-Scott Winters, 13.060; 11. 92-Mitch Mack, 13.113; 12. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.254; 13. 54-Cap Henry, 13.268; 14. 27-Chris Ranten, 13.391; 15. 13-Ty Hanten, 13.403; 16. 26-Blake Egeland, 13.557; 17. 5-Dave Glennon, 13.598; 18. 20A-Jordan Adams, 13.599; 19. 10TRB-Bob Martin, 13.817; 20. 35-Brenden Wilde, 14.014; 21. 14-Tom Egeland, 14.027; 22. 22-Tanner Wisk, 14.407

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 54-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 21K-Lou Kennedy[4] ; 3. 2-Dale Blaney[6] ; 4. 82-Scott Winters[3] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[5] ; 6. 26-Blake Egeland[1] ; 7. 10TRB-Bob Martin[7] ; 8. 22-Tanner Wisk[8]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[4] ; 2. 45-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 3. 27-Chris Ranten[2] ; 4. 5-Dave Glennon[1] ; 5. 25-Cory Mack[6] ; 6. 92-Mitch Mack[3] ; 7. 35-Brenden Wilde[7]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 20A-Jordan Adams[1] ; 2. 83-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 4. 13-Ty Hanten[2] ; 5. 8-Casey Mack[5] ; 6. 99-Jordan Graham[4] ; 7. 14-Tom Egeland[7]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 83-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 25-Cory Mack[1] ; 3. 2-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 45-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. 8-Casey Mack[3] ; 6. 80-Trey Gustin[5]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[8]; 2. 2-Dale Blaney[3]; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer[1]; 4. 25-Cory Mack[2]; 5. 82-Scott Winters[10]; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[12]; 7. 54-Cap Henry[13]; 8. 8-Casey Mack[5]; 9. 45-Danny Holtgraver[4]; 10. 27-Chris Ranten[14]; 11. 21K-Lou Kennedy[7]; 12. 5-Dave Glennon[17]; 13. 92-Mitch Mack[11]; 14. 20A-Jordan Adams[18]; 15. 99-Jordan Graham[9]; 16. 80-Trey Gustin[6]; 17. 35-Brenden Wilde[20]; 18. 10TRB-Bob Martin[19]; 19. 13-Ty Hanten[15]; 20. 14-Tom Egeland[21]; 21. 26-Blake Egeland[16]; 22. 22-Tanner Wisk[22]

Hard Charger: 20K-Thomas Kennedy[+7]

©2013 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Whitney holds off Haudenschild for first UNOH All Star win

By Brian Liskai

JACKSON, Minn. (Saturday, July 27, 2013) – Travis Whitney has watched several University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victories slip through his hands. But on Saturday everything fell went his way and the Minneapolis, Minn. driver stormed to his first career series win during the 145th edition of the Jackson County Fair.

The second ever visit of the UNOH All Stars highlighted the All Star Triple Play night of races thanks to AGCO of Jackson, AGCO’s Intivity Center, State Bank of Fairmont and Loren Fick Farms.

Whitney started on the front row with UNOH All Star regular Caleb Helms of Findlay, Ohio. And after the first start was called back, Whitney got the advantage on the second start and benefitted from cautions at opportune times to score his first win of 2013. It wasn’t easy though, as Wooster, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild tried a last lap, last corner move.

“I’ve had so many of these All Star races get away from me…I’ve been chasing this for a long, long time. I probably should have won one back in 1997 and had so many stupid things like flat tires, or ignition wires come off. This is awesome to finally get an All Star win. I was so nervous that my stomach was still in knots half the drive home,” said Whitney beside his DeWall Enterprises/LevWings/Hoosier Tire/Weld Wheels/Oakley backed machine.

“Once I got into the lead I just tried not to make a stupid mistake. I got to traffic and it took me a lap or two to figure out how to get around him and then the caution came out. I decided after that I wasn’t going to mess around with traffic any more. The cautions broke the race up into three nice segments that helped me. The longer I ran the looser I got. The cautions let my tires cool,” added Whitney.

Wooster, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild continued his season-long good runs with the UNOH All Stars aboard the Tom Leidig owned #59. “The Wild Child” would get to Whitney in traffic but could not find a way to make the pass for the lead and settled for a runner-up finish.

“We are going pretty good. Bonzai and I have just worked together so long…he knows what I like in a car. We started seventh and it took a few laps to get going but once we got rolling the car was good. Travis got through traffic pretty good and the cautions fell his way,” said Haudenschild beside his Rick’s Auto Body/ Southern Pacific Farms/Auto Electric backed machine. “I got to him in the last corner, but he was just too strong.”

Current UNOH All Star national point leader Dale Blaney would salvage a third place finish to hold on to the series’ $10,000-to-win Western Region point lead.

“There’s just some tracks where a driver feels good at and some where a driver struggles. I haven’t raced at this place much, but I seem to struggle here. I think we over-adjusted the car between the dash and the feature and I was too free. Balance is very critical with sprint cars right now. We were just a little off all night. I was in a position to do very well but Jac got by us and Travis ran a great race,” said Blaney beside his Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis backed #2.

All Star regulars Danny Holtgraver and Cap Henry were fast throughout the night but suffered engine woes. Henry was scheduled to start on the pole of the dash which determines the starting position of the first three rows of the feature, but had engine issues.

Jackson Speedway - 7/27/2013

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (19 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 2-Dale Blaney, 15.917; 2. 16-Travis Whitney, 15.921; 3. 40-Caleb Helms, 15.973; 4. 82-Scott Winters, 15.975; 5. 83-Tim Shaffer, 16.069; 6. 54-Cap Henry, 16.167; 7. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 16.223; 8. 93-Derrik Lusk, 16.373; 9. 35-Skyler Prochaska, 16.378; 10. 80-Trey Gustin, 16.397; 11. 21K-Lou Kennedy, 16.469; 12. 75C-Casey Heser, 16.573; 13. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 16.680; 14. 4W-Matt Wasmund, 16.710; 15. 4X-Eric Schulz, 17.343; 16. 7-Kaley Gharst, 17.670; 17. O9-Matt Juhl, 17.776; 18. 33GL-Nick Lusk, 18.274; 19. 45-Danny Holtgraver , 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 97-Alan Gilbertson[2] ; 2. 59-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 82-Scott Winters[5] ; 4. 2-Dale Blaney[6] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[3] ; 6. 7-Kaley Gharst[1] ; 7. 45-Danny Holtgraver [7]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 83-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 2. 21K-Lou Kennedy[3] ; 3. 4W-Matt Wasmund[2] ; 4. 16-Travis Whitney[6] ; 5. 93-Derrik Lusk[4] ; 6. O9-Matt Juhl[1]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 75C-Casey Heser[3] ; 2. 35-Skyler Prochaska[4] ; 3. 54-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 5. 4X-Eric Schulz[2] ; 6. 33GL-Nick Lusk[1]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 2. 16-Travis Whitney[2] ; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 4. 82-Scott Winters[5] ; 5. 2-Dale Blaney[4] ; 6. 54-Cap Henry[1]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 16-Travis Whitney[2]; 2. 59-Jac Haudenschild[7]; 3. 2-Dale Blaney[5]; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[1]; 5. 83-Tim Shaffer[3]; 6. 35-Skyler Prochaska[9]; 7. 93-Derrik Lusk[8]; 8. 75C-Casey Heser[12]; 9. 45-Danny Holtgraver [19]; 10. 7-Kaley Gharst[16]; 11. 4W-Matt Wasmund[14]; 12. 80-Trey Gustin[10]; 13. 4X-Eric Schulz[15]; 14. 82-Scott Winters[4]; 15. 21K-Lou Kennedy[11]; 16. 54-Cap Henry[6]; 17. 97-Alan Gilbertson[13]

Hard Charger: 45-Danny Holtgraver [+10]

©2013 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

 

 

Husets Speedway - 7/21/2013 UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (25 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 10.861; 2. 24-Terry McCarl, 10.894; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer, 10.948; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 10.995; 5. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 11.041; 6. 44-Chris Martin, 11.089; 7. 54-Cap Henry, 11.110; 8. 2-Dale Blaney, 11.168; 9. 82-Clint Garner, 11.191; 10. 45-Danny Holtgraver, 11.217; 11. 24R-Rico Abreu, 11.242; 12. 80-Trey Gustin, 11.246; 13. 40-Caleb Helms, 11.257; 14. 97G-Jody Rosenboom, 11.303; 15. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 11.313; 16. 4K-Paul Jeffrey, 11.326; 17. 25-Dylan Peterson, 11.339; 18. 91-Dusty Zomer, 11.357; 19. 12L-John Lambertz, 11.563; 20. 1B-Robby Wolgang, 11.578; 21. 9M-Donovan Peterson, 11.583; 22. 17B-Ryan Bickett, 11.657; 23. O-Alex Schriever, 11.666; 24. 51-Tony Rusted, 12.164; 25. 101-Chuck McGillvry, 12.857

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 4K-Paul Jeffrey[1] ; 2. 45-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 3. 54-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[5] ; 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier[6] ; 6. 17B-Ryan Bickett[8] ; 7. 12L-John Lambertz[7] ; 8. 101-Chuck McGillvry[9] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[2]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 25-Dylan Peterson[1] ; 2. 97G-Jody Rosenboom[2] ; 3. 24R-Rico Abreu[3] ; 4. 59-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 5. 2-Dale Blaney[4] ; 6. 24-Terry McCarl[6] ; 7. 1B-Robby Wolgang[7] ; 8. O-Alex Schriever[8]

Heat 3 - Dragon Race Fuel (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 91-Dusty Zomer[1] ; 2. 82-Clint Garner[4] ; 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey[2] ; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 5. 80-Trey Gustin[3] ; 6. 9M-Donovan Peterson[7] ; 7. 44-Chris Martin[5] ; 8. 51-Tony Rusted[8]

Dash - Outerwears Performance Products (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier[2] ; 2. 18-Ian Madsen[3] ; 3. 44-Chris Martin[1] ; 4. 83-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 5. 59-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 6. 24-Terry McCarl[5]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps) 1. 18-Ian Madsen[2]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier[1]; 3. 59-Jac Haudenschild[5]; 4. 24-Terry McCarl[6]; 5. 54-Cap Henry[7]; 6. 83-Tim Shaffer[4]; 7. 2-Dale Blaney[8]; 8. 24R-Rico Abreu[11]; 9. 82-Clint Garner[9]; 10. 97G-Jody Rosenboom[14]; 11. 17B-Ryan Bickett[22]; 12. 44-Chris Martin[3]; 13. 40-Caleb Helms[13]; 14. 4K-Paul Jeffrey[16]; 15. 12L-John Lambertz[19]; 16. O-Alex Schriever[23]; 17. 101-Chuck McGillvry[25]; 18. 80-Trey Gustin[12]; 19. 9M-Donovan Peterson[21]; 20. 45-Danny Holtgraver[10]; 21. 1B-Robby Wolgang[20]; 22. 51-Tony Rusted[24]; 23. 91-Dusty Zomer[18]; 24. 12-Lynton Jeffrey[15]; 25. 25-Dylan Peterson[17] Hard Charger: 17B-Ryan Bickett[+11]

 

 

 


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