Race Results From Coast to Coast

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA NORTHERN CRATE NATIONALS PRESENTED BY BURGER BARN TOTAL ENTRIES - 132

 KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (34 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 4 Kasey Kahne (3) 2. 67x Parker Price-Miller (13) 3. 5d Dave Dykstra (2) 4. 10 Mitch Brown (5) 5. 67c Steve Collins (12) 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (6) 7. 18 Ryan Susice (9) 8. 87 Jason Barney (4) 9. 10c Paulie Colagiovanni (19) 10. 01 Mikey Kruchka (10) 11. 9 Steve Lyons (9) 12. 22 Shawn Sliter (16) 13. 17x Dain Naida (20) 14. 1-10 Jake Brown (18) 15. 69k Scott Kreutter (17) 16. DNF 0 Glenn Styres (7) 17. DNF 38 Tyler Hendricks (14) 18. DNF 3r Shane Ross (11) 19. DNF 97 Cory Turner (1) 20. DNF 47x Dylan Westbrook (8) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Dave Dykstra (1-6), Kasey Kahne (7-20) Hard Charger - Parker Price-Miller (+11)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - 1:59.381) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 2. 18 Ryan Susice, Ransomville NY (1), 3. 01 Mikey Kruchka, Hamilton ON (5), 4. 67x Parker Price-Miller, Kokomo IN (4), / 5. 69k Scott Kreutter, Cowlesville NY (3), 6. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (7), 7. 2 Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (9), 8. 43 Scott Sherk, Port Colborne ON (6), 9. 0c Cole MacDonald, Waterdown ON (8)

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - 2:01.231) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 87 Jason Barney, Brewerton NY (1), 2. 4 Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw WA (3), 3. 3r Shane Ross, Thedford ON (4), 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (2), / 5. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (6), 6. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines ON (7), 7. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON (5), 8. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (8), DNS. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (9)

STRICKLAND'S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - 2:03.099) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (3), 2. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (8), 3. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (7), 4. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (1), / 5. 67 Chris Durand, Port Stanley ON (5), 6. 10c Colagiovanni, Marsellus NY (6), 7. 15 Mike Ferrell, London ON (2), 8. 01jr Paul Lang, Port Colborne ON (4)

O'NEIL'S FARM & GARDEN HEAT RACE #4 (8 laps - NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (4), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (6), 3. 67c Steve Collins, Belfast NY (3), 4. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne ON (1), / 5. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 6. 7 Tom Huppunen, Fenwick ON (8), 7. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (5), 8. DNF 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (7)

B-FEATURE #1 (10 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 69k Scott Kreutter (1), 2. 10c Paulie Colagiovanni (4), / 3. 27z Stan Zanchin (3), 4. 67 Chris Durand (2), 5. 2 Lee Winger (5), 6. 01jr Paul Lang (8), 7. 0c Cole MacDonald (9), 8. 15 Mike Ferrell (6), 9. DNF 43 Scott Sherk (7)

B-FEATURE #2 (10 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown (8), 2. 17x Dain Naida (1), / 3. 80 Chris Steele (3), 4. 91 Ryan Turner (2), 5. 7 Tom Huppunen (4), 6. 77x Alex Hill (5), 7. DNF 11 Jamie Turner (7), 8. DNF 6 Curtis Gartly (6), DNS. 81 Derek Jonathan (9)

 

 

John Schulz Wins Family Slidefest for $2,000 in Dubuque!

(Bill W) Dubuque, IA, July 27, 2016 – John Schulz won an entertaining feature Tuesday night with the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders. He out-dueled his nephew Josh Schneiderman at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds Speedway. The feature saw a number of slide jobs between the two for the lead on the banked 3/8-mile oval. Schulz earned $2,000 for his win aboard the Jimmy Davies Racing #99.

Schulz grabbed the lead by an eyelash when the first of 25 laps was completed, ahead of Josh Schneiderman and series’ point leader, Chris Martin. Josh and Schulz exchanged the lead several times over the next few laps before Josh took control.

A caution for a spun Rob Weuve slowed things with seven laps in the books. Schulz slid in front of Schneiderman on the restart and gained a narrow advantage at the stripe. One more lap was complete before Travis Porter spun into the infield. At the same time, Ryan Jamison, who had been using the low side to climb into a battle for third, retired with a motor issue.

The restart saw Schulz leading Schneiderman, Martin, Jacob Glasgow and Jarrod Schneiderman. Josh slid in front of Schulz in both turn two and turn four when the green fell, but Schulz was able to power back by each time. With fifteen laps counted, Weuve again spun, ending his night.

The final restart gave Josh the opportunity he needed. He slid by Schulz, but left him enough room to skate between him and the wall coming off of two. Schulz would maintain his lead for his twelfth career win with the Sprint Invaders ahead of Josh, Martin, Jarrod Schneiderman and Cody Wehrle. Hard-charger Damian Getchell, Harold Pohren, Glasgow, Tim Moore and Bob Weuve rounded out the top ten. The Schneiderman brothers and Schulz were heat race winners, while Josh Schneiderman won the Dash.

“I didn’t get a good start on the first try,” said Schulz afterwards. “The second time I knew what I did wrong and I got right to second. I knew my nephew Josh was fastest in the heat race. We traded slide jobs the first few laps and I told myself to knock it off. I thought traffic would play a part. With the caution about seven laps in, I got a whale of a start and I knew we were pretty good. Once I got out front, it was about keeping it out of the fence. The cushion was definitely the place to be. This is our backup car and motor and it was rolling around there super. When I raced him clean the first few laps, he did the same for me later in the race. He’s been running really good the last few weeks at Knoxville. I’m really proud of those two nephews. They’re really coming into their own. This is a great facility and a great track. It was slick, but when you can run that hard and that well, it’s great. I hope we can come back.”

“I’m as disappointed after a race as maybe I’ve ever been,” said Josh Schneiderman. “We didn’t need that caution (on lap eight). We had the preferred line back by John. If I have to get beat, I’m glad it’s by family, but this one hurts pretty bad. Not only are we family, but I consider us both really clean racecar drivers. We probably wouldn’t have been nice to anyone else, but we were both trying to give each other room. My guys are working their tails off and I wanted to give them a win tonight. It just wasn’t meant to be. John drove a heck of a race and had a great racecar. He was better on the short runs, but once we got on the longer runs, we actually reeled him in. Unfortunately, there was a lapped car on the bottom, and we couldn’t give him one last go of it.”

“We ran here last year, but we didn’t have near as good a car as we did this year,” said Martin. “Overall, it was a really good night. We were very aggressive on the start of the heat, which got us in the Dash. I feel like we did the best we could, and we’ll do it again next week. The track was a little tricky. We don’t get many opportunities to run up on the wall, so it was definitely a big learning curve for me. I really enjoyed it, and hopefully, we’ll get to do it again.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders next event will be the Sprint Invaders Nationals Friday, August 19 at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa and Saturday, August 20 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (4) 2. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1) 3. Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (3) 4. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (2) 5. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (10) 6. 83x, Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA (12) 7. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (8) 8. 59, Jacob Glasgow, Burlington, IA (5) 9. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (13) 10. 19w, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (6) 11. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (11) 12. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (14) 13. 27, Andy Huston, Roseville, IL (19) 14. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (9) 15. 9B, Richard Brod, Plainfield, IL (18) 16. 19, Rob Weuve, Newton, IA (15) 17. 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA (17) 18. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (7) 19. 31P, Travis Porter, Rock Island, IL (16). Lap Leaders: Schulz 1, Jo. Schneiderman 2-7, Schulz 8-25. KSE Hard-charger: Dam. Getchell.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Jarrod Schneiderman (5) 2. Bob Weuve (1) 3. Ryan Jamison (4) 4. Cody Wehrle (7) 5. Tim Moore (2) 6. Travis Porter (6) 7. Andy Huston (3)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. John Schulz (3) 2. Jacob Glasgow (1) 3. Harold Pohren (4) 4. Justin Buchholz (5) 5. Dave Getchell (2) 6. Andy Krieger (6)

Fraise Mowersports Heat three (started), Top two to Dash, 8 laps: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1) 2. Chris Martin (6) 3. John Greenwood (5) 4. Damian Getchell (3) 5. Rob Weuve (2) 6. Richard Brod (4)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2) 2. Jarrod Schneiderman (3) 3. Chris Martin (4) 4. John Schulz (5) 5. Jacob Glasgow (6) 6. Bob Weuve (1)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Justin Buchholz

Saldana Racing Products – Dave Getchell

Kreitz Oval Track Products – John Greenwood

 

 

Wayne Van Raden Wins Wingless Sprint Series Open Wheel Frenzy At SSP

By Ben Deatherage

 Banks, Oregon- The Wingless Sprint Series would make their first appearance of the season at Sunset Speedway Park on Saturday, July 23rd for the Open Wheel Frenzy. The “Banks Bullring” would be the fifth different facility the WSS has visited in 2016. A total of thirteen teams would make the trip representing the states of Oregon and Washington.

Sherwood chauffeur Rob Lindsey paced the field early in the main event. Lindsey lost the lead on the fifth lap to Eagle Creek teenager Lindsay Barney. Barney would hold the position down for just a single lap as Tim Alberding, from Salem, would get around her on the sixth circuit.

Time Alberding would continue to stay in front but would be passed, via the high side, by Wayne Van Raden on lap thirteen. Van Raden, out of Beaverton, kept his mount ahead of the rest of the field and would capture his first career Wingless Sprint Series victory.

Lindsay Barney would end her evening in an impressive second followed by Tim Alberding in third. Forest Grove’s Jake Gilman was fourth while Tommy Moreno, from Portland, crossed the wire in fifth.

Tommy Moreno was fast time of the evening in time trials. Heat race winners were Jake Gilman and Gresham’s Darren Rothe.

The next race for the 2016 season for the Wingless Sprint Series is Saturday, August 6th at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon. The tour was supposed to have gone to the 1/3-mile clay oval facility earlier this year but it would fall victim to the weather. For more information, log on to www.trophymotorsports.com. For the latest news and stories regarding the WSS visit wingless.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary: Wingless Sprint Series Race #7 Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 Sunset Speedway Park Banks, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 3-Wayne VanRaden; 2. 57-Lindsay Barney; 3. 52-Tim Alberding; 4. 15R-Jake Gilman; 5. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 6. 12R-Darren Rothe; 7. 23-Rob Lindsey; 8. 24-Theo McCarty; 9. 50-Brad Rhodes; 10. 9G-Matt Schultz; 11. 3M-Dave Mead; 12. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 13. 11X-Chris Batalgia

Heat 1: 1. 15R-Jake Gilman; 2. 52-Tim Alberding; 3. 57-Lindsay Barney; 4. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 5. 50-Brad Rhodes

Heat 2: 1. 12R-Darren Rothe; 2. 3-Wayne VanRaden; 3. 23-Rob Lindsey; 4. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 5. 11X-Chris Batalgia; 6. 3M-Dave Mead

Qualifying: 1. 29T-Tommy Moreno; 2. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 3. 9G-Matt Schultz; 4. 57-Lindsay Barney; 5. 3M-Dave Mead; 6. 52-Tim Alberding; 7. 3-Wayne VanRaden; 8. 11X-Chris Batalgia; 9. 12R-Darren Rothe; 10. 24-Theo McCarty; 11. 23-Rob Lindsey; 12. 15R-Jake Gilman; 13. 50-Brad Rhodes

 

 

Jeff Montgomery Wins Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series/NSRA Series Thunder In The Valley At Wenatchee; Eric Humphries Crowned Northwest Swing Champ

By Ben Deatherage

Wenatchee, Washington- The final leg of the 2016 Northwest Swing by the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series would be on Sunday, July 24th at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval in central Washington. Waiting for them, like the night previous, would be the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series. A good car count was represented with teams from all of the United States and Canada comprising the field.

Robbie Price, of Cobble Hill, British Columbia and piloting the Rod Rendle owned entry, was the guy to beat for much of the main event. Price would lose the lead on lap twenty, in some lapped traffic, to Jeff Montgomery. Montgomery was so close to winning the night before, at the Rory Price Memorial in Monroe, but lost the spot late. However, the Langford, British Columbia driver was not about to let that happen two races in a row. Montgomery blazed the trail the rest of the way to win his first win with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprints of the season and his first career victory with the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series.

Meridian, Idaho’s Bryan Warf was the driver to finish second followed by Andy Alberding, from Winston, Oregon, in third. The rest of the top five would be made up of fourth finishing Eric Humphries, of Chowchilla, California, and Winston, Oregon teenager Kyle Alberding in an impressive fifth.

Eric Humphries was the fastest driver in time trials earlier in the day. Heat race winners were Langley, British Columbia’s Jason Conn, Robert Stout of Palm Springs, California, and Roseburg, Oregon native Matt Hein. Moses Lake pilot Adam Smith was victorious in the B Main.

Once all the points were tallied up Eric Humphries would be crowned the 2016 winner of the Northwest Swing. Matt Hein was second in the standings and Bryan Warf completed the podium.

The Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series will take some time off before the resume their last three races of the 2016 campaign. The next event is scheduled for September 30th at Madera Speedway in central California.

The Royal Purple NSRA Sprints are dormant for a few weeks before they head to Western Speedway on August 12th and 13th for the historic Daffodil Cup. Western is located on gorgeous and scenic Vancouver Island and is just outside of Victoria, British Columbia. It will be the tour's only time they visit Canada in 2016.

The Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series is designed to work with all teams, promoters, fans, and sponsors, to strengthen pavement winged Sprint Car racing from coast to coast, working directly with all existing pavement Sprint Car Series. This is the only pavement Sprint Car Series that features competitors from all across the United States and Canada. For the latest news and information log on to www.kingofthewing.net .

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com. Also, check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high-performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com.

Race Summary: Thunder In The Valley Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series Race #7 Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series Race #7 Sunday, July 24th, 2016 Wenatchee Valley Super Oval Wenatchee, Washington A Feature: 1. 33J-Jeff Montgomery; 2. 91-Bryan Warf; 3. 76-Andy Alberding; 4. 15-Eric Humphries; 5. 33-Kyle Alberding; 6. 3-Robert Beck; 7. 98H-Matt Hein; 8. 3T-Tom Baker; 9. 45-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.; 10. 51T-Tristen Spiers; 11. 65-Levi Rose; 12. 28-Colton Nelson; 13. 14-Robbie Price; 14. 98-Ken Hamilton; 15. 23-Robert Stout; 16. 32-Mitch Holte; 17. 2H-Tim Halliday; 18. 68-Mike Anderson; 19. 88-Jason Conn; 20. 3D-Danny Matthews; 21. 2-Adam Smith; 22. 12-Ron Larson; 23. 7D-Randy Dubois; 24. 25J-Sierra Jackson

B Feature: 1. 2-Adam Smith; 2. 12-Ron Larson; 3. 3D-Danny Matthews; 4. 68-Mike Anderson; 5. 7-Joseph Smith; 6. 0-Garrett McLees

Heat 1: 1. 88-Jason Conn; 2. 3T-Tom Baker; 3. 98-Ken Hamilton; 4. 33-Kyle Alberding; 5. 3-Robert Beck; 6. 28-Colton Nelson; 7. 0-Garrett McLees; 8. 3D-Danny Matthews; 9. 66-Kyle Vantreight

Heat 2: 1. 23-Robert Stout; 2. 7D-Randy Dubois; 3. 65-Levi Rose; 4. 45-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.; 5. 25J-Sierra Jackson; 6. 91-Bryan Warf; 7. 32-Mitch Holte; 8. 7-Joseph Smith; 9. 2-Adam Smith

Heat 3: 1. 98H-Matt Hein; 2. 76-Andy Alberding; 3. 15-Eric Humphries; 4. 33J-Jeff Montgomery; 5. 2H-Tim Halliday; 6. 14-Robbie Price; 7. 68-Mike Anderson; 8. 51T-Tristen Spiers

Qualifying: 1. 15-Eric Humphries; 2. 91-Bryan Warf; 3. 3-Robert Beck; 4. 33J-Jeff Montgomery; 5. 25J-Sierra Jackson; 6. 33-Kyle Alberding; 7. 76-Andy Alberding; 8. 32-Mitch Holte; 9. 88-Jason Conn; 10. 14-Robbie Price; 11. 7D-Randy Dubois; 12. 98-Ken Hamilton; 13. 51T-Tristen Spiers; 14. 45-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.; 15. 3T-Tom Baker; 16. 98H-Matt Hein; 17. 23-Robert Stout; 18. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 19. 12-Ron Larson; 20. 65-Levi Rose; 21. 28-Colton Nelson; 22. 2H-Tim Halliday; 23. 2-Adam Smith; 24. 68-Mike Anderson; 25. 7-Joseph Smith; 26. 0-Garrett McLees

 

 

George Suprick returns to Patriot Sprint Tour victory lane at Woodhull Raceway

(Woodhull, NY) It has been a long time for Sprint Car veteran driver George Suprick as he led all 25 laps at Woodhull Raceway to pick up the Patriot Sprint Tour Event and his first win in a 360 Sprint car since 2012. Suprick got himself into the top eight redraw and drew the one pill and would start alongside Jonathan Preston. The two drivers would bring the 22 car field to the green flag where they were side by side into the first set of corners and as they exited turn two, a spinning Jake Muench would bring out the first yellow that also collected Steve Glover and Derrick Juliano in the process. The field was brought back to green as George Suprick began to pull away from the rest of the field in the opening laps from Preston, Dave Just, and Bryan Howland who was running in the fourth spot at the time. It was then on lap eight that Chuck Hebing was trying to keep the car going after a spin and that collected Steve Glover and Scott Just in the process. Glover sustained a left rear flat tire and went to the work area and was able to get the tire and returned back to racing. Just was able to remain on the race track but Hebing’s night was complete. Suprick once again would have another solid restart and was able to start to pull away as the battle between the top five would start heat up. On lap 12, June 11 winner at Woodhull, Jared Zimbardi would begin to set his sights on the top three as he met third place runner at the time Jonathan Preston. Zimbardi would then get by the Preston car on lap but Preston would not let Zimbardi get too far from him. Then on lap 17, Preston would go attempted to go down to the bottom of Zimbardi and made contact with Zimbardi’s left rear tire sending his car on its side after two flips to bring out the red flag. Preston was alert and was able to walk back to the pits. Zimbardi would have a left rear flat tire and would have to get the changed and would to return to the speedway and have to settle for a tenth place finish. Suprick would then lead Dave Just and Bryan Howland back to the green flag as Howland was able to use the outside to get around Just and start to set his sights on the race leader in Suprick. Another yellow was thrown from a spinning Tyler Graves in turn four which set up a one lap shootout between Suprick and Howland. Suprick was able to hang on for one more lap after another restart and pick his first Patriot Sprint Tour win the season and his first since 2012 in a 360 Sprint Car. Dave Just who was running third was put off the pace and fell back a number of a positions on the final lap and would end up finishing 11th. Howland would have to settle for yet another second place finish to his 2016 racing campaign and Darryl Ruggles complete the podium, followed by Geoff Quackenbush, and Steve Collins. Suprick picked up the $50 racing bonus courtesy of Shuttleworth’s Seal Coat. Steve Doell started 21st on the grid and would end up with a seventh place finish to come with the Casey Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ award worth $50. Derrick Juliano would also come home with the Stampede Steakhouse final finisher award. The series now returns to the Ransomville Speedway for their second appearance of the 2016 season this coming Friday July 29 as we are getting closer to crowning our 2016 Patriot Sprint Tour American and Canadian Series champions. Be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com and to follow us on all of our social media outlaets of facebook, twitter, and Instagram.

Patriot Sprint Tour- Woodhull Raceway Results July 24, 2016 A Main: GEORGE SUPRICK (1), Bryan Howland, Darryl Ruggles, Geoff Quackenbush, Steve Collins, Sammy Reakes IV, Steve Doell, Derek Jonanthan, Dan Bennett, Jared Zimbardi, Dave Just, Dan Kuhn, Derrick Juliano, Tyler Graves, Josh Azzi, Jonathan Preston, Tyler Cochran, Steven Hutchinson Jr, Scott Just, Chuck Hebing, Steve Glover, Jake Muench Heat 1: Bryan Howland, George Suprick, Steve Collins, Steve Glover, Darryl Ruggles, Dan Bennett, Steve Doell, Tyler Cochran Heat 2: Chuck Hebing, Dave Just, Jake Muench, Geoff Quackenbush, Dan Kuhn, Derrick Juliano, Steven Hutchinson Jr Heat 3: Jared Zimbardi, Sammy Reakes IV, Jonathan Preston, Derek Jonathan, Scott Just, Tyler Graves, Josh Azzi ESE Dash: Jake Muench, Darryl Ruggles, Geoff Quackenbush, Derek Jonathan, Steve Glover, Dan Kuhn Shuttleworths Seals the Deal Bonus: George Suprick Caseys Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the night’: Steve Doell Stampede Steakhouse Final Finisher Award: Derrick Juliano

 

 

Double-X Speedway California, MO July 24, 2016

For Immediate release--

Sunday night saw the 14th Annual Clyde Wood Memorial Race take place upon the clay oval in California, MO where the race's namesake used to wave the flags every Sunday night. Clyde Wood would be proud of the support that this race has received from racers and fans alike. The 2016 edition was once again a stop on the ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Car Tour with 22 drivers on hand to vie for the $2500 Winner's share. Drivers towed in from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Texas to try their hand at taming the home of Sunday Night Thunder. Three Heat races in the division were run to determine who would make the redraw to set the first four rows of the feature event. Heat one saw veteran competitors JR Topper and Randy Martin on the front row for the start. Martin would jump into the lead on the opening lap and claim the victory by a comfortable margin. Topper would finish second, Taylor Walton third and Austin Alumbaugh completed the top four. The second heat featured two young guns on the front row with Topeka KS shoe Wyatt Burks and Broc Elliott leading the field to green. Burks would claim the victory over Jonathan Cornell, Josh Baughman and Curtis Boyer. The third and final heat has Evan Martin and Ben Brown on the front row at the green with Martin securing the victory. Tony Bruce,Jr. finished second, Jay Russell was third and Brad Ryun claimed fourth. The top 8 drivers in passing points would redraw to set the first four rows for the 25 lap feature event.

Wyatt Burks and Randy Martin drew the top two numbers and were on the front row for the main event. At the drop of the green flag, Martin took command of the race opening up a comfortable lead over the field. Behind the leader the racing was intense as Tony Bruce Jr., Josh Baughman, Burks and others were racing side by side trying to catch the leader. First TBJ and then Baughman would hold the second spot but a driver very familiar with Double-X was moving forward from his eighth starting spot. By lap 16 Jonathan Cornell had raced his way into second and began slowly reeling in Martin. Running the top line in 1 & 2 and the bottom in 3 & 4, Cornell would pass Martin on lap 19 to take command. A red on lap 20 for Taylor Walton, who turned over in turn 1 would bunch the field and would give Martin another chance at regaining the lead. With Cornell keeping a steady line, Martin tried the bottom, middle and top lines but could not muster a pass on the 28 machine. Cornell would be the victor with Martin second, Baughman third, Tony Bruce,Jr. finished fourth and Tyler Blank came to fifth from his 16th starting spot. Jay Russell was sixth, Austin Alumbaugh finished seventh, Corey Nelson eighth, Evan Martin ninth and Lanny Carpenter completed the top ten.

The Street Stock division was also on the card and is a race that many of these drivers have on their radar each season as well. Two heat races were run with Harlan Dowell claiming the first and Cole Henson claiming the second. With Dowell and Henson leading the pack to the green flag. Henson won the race into turn one and maintained a steady lead over Dowell, Derek Henson, John Clancy Jr. and Steve Beach. These five separated themselves from the remainder of the field and raced hard until a yellow on lap 11 slowed the pace. On the restart, an incident involving Dowell and Derek Henson bunched the field after they both retired to the pit area. After a consecutive yellow for Clancy, the restart saw veteran Steve Beach move into the second spot behind the youngster Henson. Beach had found the high line to his liking and on the white flag lap took the high line in turn 1 and drove around Henson exiting turn 2 to lead the final lap and claim the victory. Beach and Henson were followed under the checkered flag by Clancy who did a great job recovering to finish third, Destiny Dowell drove a great race to finish fourth and James Keeran came home fifth. Dylan Bias was the final car completing the event in sixth.

The 600cc Micro Sprints were the final division in competition for the evening with 15 cars on hand. Two heat races would set the starting field for the event. Kale Mueller claimed the first heat over Brian Wood, Braydon Cromwell and Branigan Roark. The second heat was won by Kameron Key finishing ahead of Nick Rasa, Travis Arnold and Tyler Dowell. With the field set, Mueller and Key led the field to green. Mueller used the front row start to his advantage and would lead the opening three laps with Rasa side by side. Rasa would lead the next three before Mueller took command for good on lap seven. Rasa would fade as Kameron Key moved into second after a lap ten restart. At the checkered Mueller and Key were followed by Braydon Cromwell in third, Rasa in fourth and Kaitlin Boland rounding out the top five.

The 2016 season of Sunday Night Thunder will come to a close next Sunday night with the crowning of season champions and other special awards with the mechanics and powder puff races to conclusion the evenings events.

Double-X Speedway Clyde Wood Memorial Results-

ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars- Feature Event- 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 14-Randy Martin, California; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, Odessa,TX; 4. 86-Tony Bruce Jr., Liberal,KS; 5. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 6. 76-Jay Russell, Elwood,KS; 7. 33-Austin Alumbaugh, Higginsville; 8. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 9. 4-Evan Martin, California; 10. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg;11. 75K-Derek Hagar, Marion,AR; 12. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 13. 72-Curtis Boyer, New Haven; 14. 27-Danny Thoman, Higginsville; 15. 11W-Wyatt Burks, Topeka, KS; 16. 1X-Brad Ryun, Higginsville; 17.0-Mike Trent, Rocheport; 18. 48-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 19. Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 20. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 21. 92J-JR Topper, St. Joseph; 22. 9M-Cody Baker, Lone Jack Heat 1- 1. R.Martin; 2. Topper; 3. Walton; 4. Alumbaugh; 5. Blank; 6. Nelson; 7. Hagar; 8. Paulus Heat 2- 1. Burks; 2. Cornell; 3. Baughman; 4. Boyer; 5. Thoman; 6. Trent; 7. Elliott Heat 3- 1. E. Martin; 2. Bruce Jr.; 3. Russell; 4. Ryun; 5. Carpenter; 6. Brown; 7. Baker

Street Stocks- Feature Event- 1. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 2. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 3. 8-John Clancy Jr., California; 4. 29D-Destiny Dowell, Tipton; 5. 52J-James Keeran, California; 6. 43-Dylan Bias, Centertown; 7. 29-Harlan Dowell, Tipton; 8. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 9. 7-Evan Hays, California; 10. 05-Da;e Berry, Tuscumbia Heat 1- 1. H. Dowell; 2. Beach; 3. D. Dowell; 4. Keeran; 5. Berry Heat 2- 1. C. Henson; 2. D. Henson; 3. Clancy; 4. Hays; 5. Bias

600cc Micro Sprints- Feature Event- 1. 76-Kale Mueller, Savannah; 2. 7JR-Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 3. 4C-Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack; 4. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 5. 15-Kaitlin Boland, Columbia; 6. 92-Brian Wood, California; 7. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 8. 88J-Tyler Dowell, Marshall; 9. 44-Branigan Roark, Lincoln; 10. 81T-Rudy Reyes, Marshall;11. 18-Steve Flinn, Collinsville IL; 12. 5-Paul Alberson, Marshall; 13. 22A-Mitch Workmann, Belle; 14. 9S-Nick Schaefer, Marshall; 15. 4R-Braydon Renfro, Tipton

Heat 1- 1. Mueller; 2. Wood; 3. Cromwell; 4. Roark; 5. Boland; 6. Reyes; 7. Schaefer Heat 2- 1. Key; 2. Rasa; 3. Arnold; 4. Dowell; 5. Renfro; 6. Flinn; 7. Alberson

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: HUPPUNEN, WESTBROOK, DEMAN, LAMPMAN, CRUMBIE, & LONGBOAT WIN ON JIBS CHRISTMAS IN JULY & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (July 22, 2016) - 122 drivers signed in to race in Christmas in July and Autograph Night presented by Jibs Action Sports on Friday. Jim Huppunen, Dylan Westbrook, Mack DeMan, Jim Lampman, Brandon Crumbie, and Dustin Longboat visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA CHRISTMAS IN JULY & AUTOGRAPH NIGHT PRESENTED BY JIBS ACTION SPORTS TOTAL ENTRIES - 122

KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (23 entries) The 360 Sprint Car teams were busy with their regularly-scheduled event, plus began their racing portion of the evening by making up the 20 lap A-Feature which was rained out on July 8.

Dylan Westbrook used his pole position earned on July 8 to lead every lap of the makeup A-Feature, although Dave Dykstra did his best to get through traffic and keep the leader in sight. Westbrook was able to stay up front and claim his second consecutive Ohsweken win, while Dykstra settled for the runner-up spot. Alex Hill scored her first ever 360 Sprint Car podium finish, while Jake Brown and Dain Naida rounded out the top five.

Ryan Turner led the first lap of the regularly-scheduled A-Feature, but Jim Huppunen quickly took the lead and led the remaining 19 laps. Paulie Colagiovanni looked to be mounting a challenge for the lead early in the race, but his momentum was broken when he scraped the backstretch wall in traffic. The win was the Huppunen's first since 2013, while Mitch Brown moved up to take a runner-up finish, followed by Colagiovanni, Glenn Styres, and 14th starter Dave Dykstra.

Mitch Brown continues to lead the championship standings, but the rest of the top five was shaken up. Rookie of the Year candidate Dylan Westbrook is now 40 points behind Brown and 2nd overall, while Dave Dykstra is just 1 point behind Westbrook.

JULY 8 PPD A-FEATURE (20 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (1) 2. 5d Dave Dykstra (4) 3. 77x Alex Hill (2) 4. 1-10 Jake Brown (3) 5. 17x Dain Naida (6) 6. 10 Mitch Brown (5) 7. 38 Tyler Hendricks (7) 8. 91 Ryan Turner (22) 9. 14h Jim Huppunen (13) 10. 97 Cory Turner (10) 11. 67 Chris Durand (12) 12. 10c Paulie Colagiovanni (11) 13. 0 Glenn Styres (8) 14. 2 Lee Winger (16) 15. 11 Jamie Turner (21) 16. 9 Steve Lyons (19) 17. 81 Derek Jonathan (18) 18. 27z Stan Zanchin (9) 19. 0c Cole MacDonald (14) 20. DNF 01jr Paul Lang (17) DNS. 9nz Havard Daniels (15) DNS. 43 Scott Sherk (20) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Dylan Westbrook (1-20) Hard Charger - Ryan Turner (+14)

July 22 A-FEATURE (20 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 14h Jim Huppunen (4) 2. 10 Mitch Brown (6) 3. 10c Paulie Colagiovanni (2) 4. 0 Glenn Styres (8) 5. 5d Dave Dykstra (14) 6. 91 Ryan Turner (1) 7. 97 Cory Turner (5) 8. 47x Dylan Westbrook (7) 9. 1-10 Jake Brown (3) 10. 6 Curtis Gartly (11) 11. 17x Dain Naida (9) 12. 38 Tyler Hendricks (10) 13. 22 Shawn Sliter (12) 14. 11 Jamie Turner (13) 15. 9 Steve Lyons (18) 16. 81 Derek Jonathan (17) 17. 27x Stan Zanchin (19) 18. 0c Cole MacDonald (20) 19. DNF 77x Alex Hill (15) 20. DNF 67 Chris Durand (16) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Ryan Turner (1), Jim Huppunen (2-20) Hard Charger - Dave Dykstra (+9)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - 2:10.246) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (5), 2. 10c Paulie Colagiovanni, Marsellus NY (4), 3. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (6), 4. 22 Shawn Sliter, Port Colborne ON (2), 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (7), / 6. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (3), 7. 2 Lee Winger, Mount Hope ON (8), 8. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (1)

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - 2:07.182) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (2), 2. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (6), 3. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (7), 4. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (4), 5. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON (1), / 6. 67 Chris Durand, Port Stanley ON (5), 7. 0c Cole MacDonald, Waterdown ON (3), DNS. 43 Paul Lang, Port Colborne ON (8)

STRICKLAND'S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - 2:09.410) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (6), 2. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (5), 3. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (1), 4. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 5. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (4), / 6. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (3), 7. 01jr Barry Beck, Jr., Port Colborne ON

B-FEATURE (10 laps - 2:54.474) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 67 Chris Durand (2), 2. 81 Derek Jonathan (1), 3. 9 Steve Lyons (3), 4. 27z Stan Zanchin (7), 5. 0c Cole MacDonald (5), / 6. 2 Lee Winger (4), 7. 01jr Barry Beck, Jr. (6), DNS. 43 Paul Lang (8)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 - Most heat race passing points): Jim Huppunen

———————————————————– STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (16 entries) Mark Czuba returned after several weeks off and led the first 6 laps of the Crate Sprint Car A-Feature until Mack DeMan drove past him. DeMan went on to lead the remainder of the race for his second consecutive win, while Aaron Turkey again took a runner-up finish. Josh Shantz was happy with a podium finish after a hard crash last week, while 13th starter Jesse McDonald and 14th starter Hannah Ferrell rounded out the top five.

The championship standings were shaken up when Ryan Hunsinger suffered engine problems and recorded a last place finish. Rookie of the Year candidate Jesse McDonald took over the points lead, while Hunsinger slipped back to second, 14 points behind. Holly Porter, Aaron Turkey, and Brad Herron are just 15, 16, and 17 points behind the leader, respectively.

A-FEATURE (20 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 4 Mack DeMan (6) 2. 68 Aaron Turkey (4) 3. 18 Josh Shantz (5) 4. 88 Jesse McDonald (13) 5. 8 Hannah Ferrell (14) 6. 87x Shone Evans (9) 7. 55 Mike Thorne (10) 8. 1 Holly Porter (2) 9. 12 Brad Herron (15) 10. 00 Mark Czuba (1) 11. 49h Jerry Hill (3) 12. DNF 9 Paul Ballantyne (12) 13. DNF 5 Alex Schuts (8) 14. DNF 99 Jordan Hill (7) 15. DNF 18x Davey Boughton (11) 16. DNF 43h Ryan Hunsinger (16) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Mark Czuba (1-6), Mack DeMan (7-20) Hard Charger - Jesse McDonald (+9)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps - 1:40.545) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 00 Mark Czuba, Burlington ON (1), 2. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (2), 3. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (7), 4. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland ON (4), 5. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (8), 6. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia ON (3), 7. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa ON (6), 8. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON (5)

MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF BRANTFORD & PARIS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps - NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (6), 2. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON (2), 3. 99 Jordan Hill, Ohsweken ON (1), 4. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (4), 5. 5 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (7), 6. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle ON (5), 7. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford ON (8), 8. DNF 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON (3)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($100 - Fastest heat race lap time): Mack DeMan

 

 

Burt Beats Lamar to Get Second Win of Season

Marysville, CA (July 23, 2016)…Grass Valley driver Jeremy Burt earned his second win of 2016 by leading all 25-laps during the sprint car main event. Burt was jubilant in victory lane because early this year he had been passed not once but twice for the lead late in main event racing. “You bet that was on my mind,” said Burt when asked about the prior losses. “I wasn’t going to let this one slip away.” Burt bested his championship rival Cody Lamar of Rio Linda and fellow Grass Valley resident Billy Wallace. Lamar passed Wallace on lap 20 and began to close in on Burt. The final five laps were great as Lamar showed Burt the bottom line might start to come in and allow him to get around the race leader. However, Burt was not going to be denied tonight and was able to hold on for the win. Lamar recorded his seventh quick time of the season earlier in qualifying. Heat race winners were Keith Bloom Jr. and Colby Wiesz. The only roll over of the race happened on lap six when Bloom Jr. flipped in turn one. He was uninjured but done for the night. Even with the win, Burt still lost three championship points to Lamar. Currently, Lamar is four points ahead of Burt going into this upcoming Saturday night.

Brent Steck led all 20-laps to capture his first career sprint car win. Steck, who has won in outlaw go-karts, never had been able to experience the spoils of victory. That all changed tonight as he dominated the wingless spec sprint car race. His victory lane embrace with his father should be a memory that both of them will cherish forever. The drivers should be commended for a nonstop action packed race. Josh Vieira finished second with another brilliant drive. Peter Paulson moved up a few spots and grabbed a third place finish. Timmy Sherman Jr. also made some nice moves and finished fourth. Johnny Burns is always hanging around the top five and ultimately finished fifth. Brett Youngman won heat race number one by over two seconds. Timmy Sherman Jr. ran away with heat two.

The IMCA Sport Mod main event featured multiple lead changes and door banging action that the fans love. Jason Ferguson led the opening two laps of the 20 lap main event. On lap three Phillip Shelby emerged as the new leader. Following him to the front was Willie Horn Jr. Together, these two drivers mashed their throttles and put on a great show. Lapped traffic played a part of the race and it was evident by the passenger side body damage on Shelby’s car. “I had to get by them lapped cars and as you can see they didn’t give us a lot of room.” Shelby went on to drive masterfully and beat Horn to the checkered by over a full second. Ninth place starting Brian Cooper once again moved up quite a bit and finished third. Todd Cooper and Jerry Bartlett battled all race long. Cooper finished fourth while Bartlett was fifth. Horn Jr. won the first heat race while Bartlett beat Jimmy Ford to win heat two. A nice turnout of 16 cars entered the evening’s race.

James Castleberry dominated the super stock main event. Early in the event Cortney Dozier applied pressure but near the half-way point, Dozier’s car faulted and he pulled to the infield. Castleberry won the race by over four seconds. Mike Walko finished in the second spot. Phillip Shelby moved up to a third place finish. Castleberry thanks his crew in victory lane.

Jim Speck beat Anthony Doubledee to earn his second main event win in a row at Marysville. The 15 lap main event went non-stop.

Point race #13 will continue this Saturday night, July 30th.

 

 

COTTLE RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE AT MONTPELIER

Montpelier, IN - July 23, 2016 - Shane Cottle won the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series feature Saturday night at the Montpelier Motor Speedway. The Kokomo, IN, driver out dueled Brady Short in a 25 lap feature that awarded $2,000 to the winner. The redraw after the heat races inverted the top four cars for the feature. Cottle was the one who would start fourth and his first task was to catch pole sitter Brady Short. The Bedford Blaster took the green flag alongside fast qualifier Tyler Hewitt and the race was on. Cottle already had the runner-up spot as the first lap was completed. The leader Brady Short would be challenged at every opportunity.

After five quick laps a red flag was displayed. The ambulance was needed to attend to someone with a medical problem in the grandstand area. Drivers waited patiently in their cars on the front stretch for the call to push back off. When that time came, there would be some more fast laps. Short and Cottle took off with Jon Stanbrough in third keeping an eye on the two.

Shane Cottle grabbed the lead on lap nine. Short hung on to stay in contention. He remained a couple of car lengths back and began finding more speed. As the white flag came out the two leaders came up on another car at the back of the field. Cottle found a clear line and the victory was his. Brady Short, Jon Stanbrough, Tyler Hewitt, and Dave Darland would complete the top five.

The winner was in the seat of the Paul Hazen owned DRC sponsored by Bud’s Auto Sales & Simpson. The “Throttle” Shane Cottle had found victory lane once again. He had won the feature when MSCS raced at the track last season. “This is really cool!” It had been an extremely hot day. The track also required some extra time and attention to provide some good racing. “I like coming here. It is really neat. This week’s win is the boost we needed to get back on top!”

Shane Cottle was also the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger for the event. He turned in the best performance of the seven drivers who moved up positions during the feature. Matt Goodnight headed the second five for the feature. He was sixth followed by Brandon Mattox, Donny Brackett, Josh Spencer and Kyle Robbins. Max McGhee picked up the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award as the eleventh place finisher. There were only four drivers who were not able to finish the feature.

The two preliminary heat races were won by Shane Cottle and Jon Stanbrough. Stanbrough was enjoying a ride in the Scott Pedersen 4P sprint car. All cars transferred to the feature and a B Main was not needed.

The next event on the schedule for the Midwest Sprint Car Series is set for the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, IN, on August 6th. It is the first of three MSCS races to be held in the month of August. MSCS will also be running at the Hoosier Sprint Nationals at Tri-State Speedway and at the Terre Haute Action Track on Saturday and Sunday, August 13th and 14th. All three races have large purses!

Provided as News And Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

RACE SUMMARY Montpelier Motor Speedway Montpelier, IN “MSCS AT MMS” July 23, 2016

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: 17 Entries

Overall Top Qualifier - Tyler Hewitt 14.350

First Heat - 57 Shane Cottle, 97X Tyler Hewitt, 39 Matt Goodnight, 4B Donny Brackett, 66J Josh Spencer, 66S Corey Smith, 17R Kyle Robbins, 12 Ted Hines, 69 Stuart Hanft

Second Heat - 4P Jon Stanbrough, 11P Brady Short, 17G Dave Darland, 98 Brandon Morin, 28 Brandon Mattox, 87 Dave Gross, 17 Max McGhee, 52C Jared Chastain

Feature (25 Laps) - 57 Shane Cottle, 11P Brady Short, 4P Jon Stanbrough, 97X Tyler Hewitt, 17G Dave Darland, 39 Matt Goodnight, 28 Brandon Mattox, 4B Donny Brackett, 66J Josh Spencer, 17R Kyle Robbins, 17 Max McGhee, 98 Brandon Morin, 12 Ted Hines, 66S Corey Smith, 87 Dave Gross, 52C Jared Chastain, 69 Stuart Hanft

 

 

Matt Hein Wins Thrilling Rory Price Memorial At Evergreen; Keeps RPM Victory Streak Alive

By Ben Deatherage

Monroe, Washington- The Royal Purple NSRA Sprints would take on the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series on Saturday, July 23rd at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington. The event was the famed Rory Price Memorial and paid $10,000.00 to the evening’s winner. Over thirty Sprint Cars from all over North America were in attendance.

In the main event, Roseburg’s Matt Hein showed the way early but would be passed on the tenth lap by Trevor Montgomery. Montgomery, of Langford, British Columbia, would blaze the trail for quite some time. It looked like Montogomery was on his way to winning it but unfortunately, he and Hein got together on the final lap. Hein would keep his mount in motion and went on to capture his third victory with the NSRA Series in 2016, second career win with the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series, and seventh Rory Price Memorial triumph.

Chowchilla, California’s Eric Humphries was second followed by Davey Hamilton Jr., of Boise, Idaho, in third. The balance of the top five finishing order consisted of Winston, Oregon’s Andy Alberding, in fourth, and fifth place Bryan Warf of Meridian, Idaho.

Eric Humphries was the fastest qualifiers in time trials. Heat race winners were Tristen Spiers of Adrian, Oregon, Robbie Price from Cobble Hill, British Columbia (in the Rod Rendle machine), Palm Springs, California pilot Robert Stout, and Middleton, Idaho’s Sierra Jackson. Ron Larson, out of Quesnel, British Columbia, was the victor in the consolation feature and eventually finish seventh in the main event.

Both the NSRA Sprint and the Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series make their way to the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, in Central Washington, for the Thunder In The Valley on Sunday, July 24th. Front Gates open at Noon with Racing scheduled to get kicked off around 1:30 PM. Tickets are Adults $20.00, Students/Seniors $18.00, Kids (6-12) $8.00, and Family Pass (2 Adults and up to 4 Kids) $50.00. For more information, visit wvso.com.

The Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series is designed to work with all teams, promoters, fans, and sponsors, to strengthen pavement winged Sprint Car racing from coast to coast, working directly with all existing pavement Sprint Car Series. This is the only pavement Sprint Car Series that features competitors from all across the United States and Canada. For the latest news and information log on to www.kingofthewing.net .

Be sure and stay up to date with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com. Also, check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Royal Purple is the proud title sponsor of the NSRA Pavement Sprint Car Series. Royal Purple manufactures high-performance lubricants for most automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle and racing applications. It is considered the best synthetic motor oil by many end users. For more information or to find a store that carries these wonderful products log on to www.royalpurpleconsumer.com.

Race Summary: Rory Price Memorial Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series Race #6 Royal Purple King of the Wing National Sprint Series Race #6 Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 Evergreen Speedway Monroe, Washington

A Feature: 1. 98H-Matt Hein; 2. 15-Eric Humphries; 3. 45-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.; 4. 76A-Andy Alberding; 5. 91-Bryan Warf; 6. 23-Robert Stout; 7. 12R-Ron Larson; 8. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 9. 1T-Tony Thomas; 10. 7D-Randy Dubois; 11. 25J-Sierra Jackson; 12. 88-Jason Conn; 13. 3T-Tom Baker; 14. 14-Robbie Price; 15. 12N-Cameron Nessinger; 16. 65-Levi Rose; 17. 33-Kyle Alberding; 18. 33A-Jeff Montgomery; 19. 3D-Danny Matthews; 20. 32-Mitch Holte; 21. 3-Robert Beck; 22. 51-Tristen Spiers; 23. 98-Ken Hamilton; 24. 44-Todd Coleman

B Feature: 1. 12R-Ron Larson; 2. 32-Mitch Holte; 3. 65-Levi Rose; 4. 3D-Danny Matthews; 5. 0M-Garrett McLees; 6. 00-Tom Root; 7. 76G-Josh Gjerness; 8. 63-Tyler Muse; 9. 41-Thomas Richardson; 10. 9-Bert Johnson; 11. 51M-Jake Mann; (DNS) 4-Greg Middendorf

Heat 1: 1. 51-Tristen Spiers; 2. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 3. 76A-Andy Alberding; 4. 12N-Cameron Nessinger; 5. 45-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.; 6. 65-Levi Rose; 7. 3D-Danny Matthews; 8. 63-Tyler Muse

Heat 2: 1. 14-Robbie Price; 2. 98H-Matt Hein; 3. 1T-Tony Thomas; 4. 3-Robert Beck; 5. 32-Mitch Holte; 6. 98-Ken Hamilton; 7. 00-Tom Root; 8. 41-Thomas Richardson

Heat 3: 1. 23-Robert Stout; 2. 33A-Jeff Montgomery; 3. 91-Bryan Warf; 4. 33-Kyle Alberding; 5. 7D-Randy Dubois; 6. 44-Todd Coleman; 7. 0M-Garrett McLees; 8. 76G-Josh Gjerness

Heat 4: 1. 25J-Sierra Jackson; 2. 88-Jason Conn; 3. 15-Eric Humphries; 4. 3T-Tom Baker; 5. 51M-Jake Mann; 6. 9-Bert Johnson; 7. 4-Greg Middendorf; 8. 12R-Ron Larson

Qualifying: 1. 15-Eric Humphries; 2. 33A-Jeff Montgomery; 3. 98H-Matt Hein; 4. 45-Davey (D.J.) Hamilton Jr.; 5. 4-Greg Middendorf; 6. 44-Todd Coleman; 7. 3-Robert Beck; 8. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 9. 12R-Ron Larson; 10. 33-Kyle Alberding; 11. 1T-Tony Thomas; 12. 76A-Andy Alberding; 13. 25J-Sierra Jackson; 14. 91-Bryan Warf; 15. 14-Robbie Price; 16. 51-Tristen Spiers; 17. 88-Jason Conn; 18. 23-Robert Stout; 19. 98-Ken Hamilton; 20. 12N-Cameron Nessinger; 21. 3T-Tom Baker; 22. 7D-Randy Dubois; 23. 32-Mitch Holte; 24. 65-Levi Rose; 25. 51M-Jake Mann; 26. 76G-Josh Gjerness; 27. 41-Thomas Richardson; 28. 3D-Danny Matthews; 29. 9-Bert Johnson; 30. 0M-Garrett McLees; 31. 00-Tom Root; 32. 63-Tyler Muse

 

 

Greencastle’s Jonathon Newgent picks up first career UMP Super Stock feature win - Beauchamp, Groomer repeat as victors and Almanza wins sixth bomber A-main

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor

PUTNAMVILLE – A heat index reaching into the triple digits wasn’t enough to derail an evening of racing at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday evening. Greencastle’s Johnathon Newgent made the most of the opportunity as he piloted his No. 21n UMP Super Stock to victory lane for the first win of his career. Newgent had been tantalizingly close multiple times over the last two seasons, but finally reached victory lane by holding off the challenges from Steve Peeden over the final half of the 15-lap A-main. Newgent led the entire feature, but a series of mid-race cautions gave Peeden an opportunity to reel the youngster back in on the re-start. Following a lap seven yellow flag, Peeden pulled even with Newgent through turn four, but couldn’t complete the pass. Newgent secured the point and wouldn’t look back while hitting his marks over the final five laps to pick up the victory that will boost his fifth-place position in the LPS points standings. McCullough held down the third spot ahead of Steve Hawkins as Josh Boller placed fifth. Fairland, Ind. native Brent Beauchamp slid past Thomas (T-Mez) Meseraull just before a lap 15 caution and made that pass stick on his way to the sprint car victory on the 5/16th mile dirt oval. Beauchamp’s win comes on the heels of his win on July 16 as he finds his mid-season stride. Meseraull was clearly the man to beat after jumping out to a sizable lead over the opening 10 laps of the A-main. The San Jose, Calif. Driver started outside of the front row alongside Jeff Bland and took the point early. Shane Cockrum took a big hop coming out of the opening corner and dropped from third back to a side-by-side duel with Tyler Thomas for the fifth spot behind Tyler Hopkins. On the seventh lap, Meseraull already found himself in lapped traffic running a smooth line on a rail around the middle of the track. Casey Shuman pulled off the top of turn four with an engine fire that brought out the red flag to halt the action and brought the field back together for the re-start. Beauchamp and T-Mez had separated themselves from the chase pack by lap 10 as Hopkins and Bland battled for third ahead of Cockrum as Kevin Thomas Jr. and Tyler Thomas had designs on the fifth position. A spin by Jadon Rogers brought out a lap 15 caution and gave Beauchamp the opening he needed. When the field took the green flag, Beauchamp rocketed through turn three and slid in front of Meseraull to take over the point. Another caution came out following that lap, but it was the momentum shift that Beauchamp had needed. On the restart, Beauchamp built a several car length lead before a red flag for Mario Clouser that caught up Bland. From there, Beauchamp would hold onto the top spot as Meseraull crossed the line second ahead of the charging Kevin Thomas followed by Cockrum and Tyler Thomas. Derek Groomer has the LPS oval on lock down during the month of July. The Bloomington UMP Modified driver scored his third consecutive feature win at Lincoln Park Speedway, holding the position over Travis Shoulders after an early wheel-to-wheel fight for the top spot. Groomer mastered the bottom line and worked lapped traffic perfectly over the second half of the 20-lap A-main. A caution on lap 13 only delayed the inevitable as Groomer took the green and roared to a several car length victory as the checkered flag waved ahead of Shoulders, Randy Shuman, Dan Lewellen and Brad Barrow. Lincoln Park Speedway bomber points leader Jordan Almanza duked it out side-by-side with Brazil’s David Wallen for several laps before taking over the top spot. Almanza went on to record his sixth victory of the season as Cody Wright claimed the second position over Wallen, Ryan Freeland and Scott Crouch. This weekend will feature the 29th running of the “Putnamville Clash” for sprint cars with $2,900 going to the winner. UMP Super Stocks, UMP Modifieds and bombers will also be on the card.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Brent Beauchamp, 2. Thomas Meseraull, 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 4. Shane Cockrum, 5. Tyler Thomas, 6. JJ Hughes, 7. Nate McMillin, 8. Jadon Rogers, 9. Billy Cribbs, 10. Hunter ONeal, 11. Ben Knight, 12. Alec Sipes, 13. AJ Hopkins, 14. Tim Creech II, 15. Jeff Bland, 16. Mario Clouser, 17. Casey Shuman, 18. Jacob Brown Heat winners: Hopkins, Cockrum

UMP Modified feature 1. Derek Groomer, 2. Travis Shoulders, 3. Randy Shuman, 4. Dan Lewellen, 5. Brad Barrow, 6. Jordan Weaver, 7. Michael Fish, 8. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 9. David Bumgardner, 10. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 11. Josh Settles, 12. Sydney Landes, 13. Jay Humphrey Jr., 14. Roger Mills, 15. Josh McDaniel, 16. JR Watkins, 17. Gary Ricketts, 18. Roy Bruce Jr., 19. Rob Brickert, 20. Brent Hudson B-main winner: Settles Heat winners: Shoulders, Groomer, Shuman

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Jonathon Newgent, 2. Steve Peeden, 3. Doug McCullough, 4. Steve Hawkins, 5. Josh Boller, 6. John Shidler, 7. Paul Wright, 8. Jack Campbell, 9. Michael Clark, 10. Mike Ham, 11. Jerry Hepworth, 12. Larry Raines, 13. Justin Massie, 14. Hayden Rogers, 15. Jake Leitzman, 16. Scotty Massie, 17. Josh Divine, 18. Chris Hillman, 19. Wes McClara, 20. C.J. Bryan Heat winners: Raines, McCullough, Peeden

 

 

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Stambaugh, Westfall, Scott Dominate Waynesfield Open Wheel Showdown
July 23, 2016
WAYNESFIELD, OH (7/23/16) - Three divisions of open wheel racing took the track Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. The event dubbed the “Open Wheel Showdown” had a great crowd on hand to see the final appearance of the year for the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders. The Satellite Connections Non Wings and Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds were also on the program to continue their season point battles.

The headlining K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders was led to green by the 28 of Phil Gressman and the 5M of “Mad” Max Stambaugh. Gressman took the lead into turn one and led the opening lap. Stambaugh worked the cushion into turn one at the completion of lap one to gain the lead and claim lap number two. A few laps went into the books before the first yellow flag of the A-main stacked the field back up for a restart. Jared Horstman used the restart to his advantage to advance through the field at the midway point of the A-main. Horstman managed to make his way into the runner-up spot from his outside row three starting spot. Two late race cautions bundled the field up allowing Horstman to make a run on Stambaugh. The run was unsuccessful giving the new uncle the win. Jared Horstman came home second with JR Stewart coming home third. Devon Dobie and Jeff Williams picked up the heat race wins.

The Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprints were next on the agenda for 25 laps of action. The 87 of Paul Dues and the 21 of Travis Hery led the field to the opening green flag. The drag race into turn one put Dues into the top spot. The two 24’s, Lee Underwood and Landon Simon began to battle just behind the leader. Underwood came out on the winning end, holding off Simon. Fremont, Ohio’s Dustin Stroup brought out the first and only caution of the event at the halfway mark. As laps began to tick down, Matt Westfall found himself in the runner-up spot trying to track down Lee Underwood who held the lead. Simon was tracking Westfall as Westfall tracked Underwood. Simon ran into some bad luck as his 24 went up and over the cushion exiting turn two causing him to drop out of the top five. Underwood took the white flag with a small amount of space between him and Westfall. Out of turn four, Westfall put a slider on Underwood to take the lead and the victory. Lee Underwood finished second with Luke Hall finishing third. Landon Simon and Dustin Ingle took home the heat races.

The Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds continued to reward fans with a large car count. Current point leader Josh Scott led the field of 20 to the opening green flag with the 20K of Bill Keeler to his outside. Scott won the drag race into turn one and claimed the opening lap. A three-way battle for fourth began to form between Jeff Koz, Tim Cornett, and Weasel Phlipot. Just as the battle started to get intense, Matt Twining brought out the first caution of race. Twining was facing in the opposite direction at the exit of turn one. Three cars got together at the exit of turn four on the restart. Brent Hole, Jared Spalding, and Scottie Williams got together blocking much of the track. On the second restart attempt, Jeff Koz moved into the second spot. Scott built up a lead on Koz with an even larger lead to the rest of the field. Scott and Koz were roughly half a track away from the rest of the field late in the A-main. Weasel Philpot and Brad Hess brought out the final caution of the night. Those two competitors were doing well in the A-main when they got together. Josh Scott went on to win the A-main. Jeff Koz finished second. Bill Keeler finished third. Jerry Bowersock, Brandon Vaughan, Jeff Koz, and Brad Hess picked up the heat race wins. Matt Twining and Scottie Williams claimed the B-mains.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will be back in action next Saturday night, July 30th with a full program of racing featuring the Satellite Connection Non Wings, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. Pit side gates open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. The first green flag of the night flies at 7PM.


RACE RESULTS

NRA Sprint Invaders - K&L Ready Mix

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 23-Devon Dobie [4] ; 2. 5M-Max Stambaugh [2] ; 3. 6-Sean Hosey [1] ; 4. 6s-JR Stewart [5] ; 5. 87-Jason Barney[7] ; 6. 33M-Matt Westfall[3] ; 7. 10J-Jarrod Delong [6] ; 8. 99-Don Warren[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 5W-Jeff Williams [1] ; 2. 28-Phil Gressman[3] ; 3. 17-Jared Horstman [6] ; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [4] ; 5. 30-Hud Horton [2] ; 6. 11-Tim Allison [7] ; 7. 12-Nick Roberts[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh [2] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman [6] ; 3. 6s-JR Stewart [7] ; 4. 87-Jason Barney[9] ; 5. 33M-Matt Westfall[11] ; 6. 23-Devon Dobie [4] ; 7. 11-Tim Allison [12] ; 8. 5W-Jeff Williams [3] ; 9. 30-Hud Horton [10] ; 10. 6-Sean Hosey [5] ; 11. 10J-Jarrod Delong [13] ; 12. 28-Phil Gressman[1] ; 13. 12-Nick Roberts[14] ; 14. 99-Don Warren[15] ; 15. 49-Shawn Dancer [8]


Non Wings - Satellite Connections

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 24-Landon Simon[6] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[4] ; 3. 21-Travis Hery[3] ; 4. 9N-Luke Hall[7] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 6. 17-Kevin Myers[8] ; 7. 71C-Barney Craig[1] ; 8. 63D-Jim Dues[2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 2. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 3. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 4. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4] ; 5. 54-Matt Westfall[5] ; 6. 1M-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 7. 19-Matt Cooley[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 54-Matt Westfall[10] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[4] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[7] ; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[9] ; 6. 24-Landon Simon[6] ; 7. 1M-Dustin Stroup[12] ; 8. 21-Travis Hery[2] ; 9. 19-Matt Cooley[14] ; 10. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 11. 63D-Jim Dues[15] ; 12. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 13. 5A-Toby Alfrey[8] ; 14. 17-Kevin Myers[11] ; 15. 71C-Barney Craig[13]


UMP Modifieds - Quest Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[1] ; 2. 35-Tim Cornett[2] ; 3. 55S-Zach Schroeder[4] ; 4. ZERO-Brent Hole[8] ; 5. 11-Jared Spalding[6] ; 6. 1X-JJ Butler[7] ; 7. 44-JD Lease[5] ; 8. 23H-Shonda Harbin[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 36-Brandon Vaughan[1] ; 2. 52-Weasel Phlipot[2] ; 3. 4G-Bill Griffith[3] ; 4. 18L-Randy Lines[7] ; 5. 97A-Reed Hurst[5] ; 6. L16-Josh Wilkerson[6] ; 7. 5H-Brian Hogan[4] ; 8. 50-Buzz Jacobs[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 16-Jeff Koz[1] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[2] ; 3. 4-Mike Learman[6] ; 4. 112-Chris Ullery[3] ; 5. M1G-Matt Twining[4] ; 6. K9-Scott Gerdeman[7] ; 7. 36D-Tom Conrad Jr[5] ; 8. 67M-Dan Morgan[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)
1. 10H-Brad Hess[3] ; 2. 11JS-Josh Scott[4] ; 3. 9G-Ernie Gingerich[5] ; 4. 39-Cole Roberson[1] ; 5. 1W-Scottie Williams[7] ; 6. 20M-Josh Morton[6] ; 7. 24-Terry Grilliot[2]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. M1G-Matt Twining[2] ; 2. 11-Jared Spalding[1] ; 3. K9-Scott Gerdeman[4] ; 4. 36D-Tom Conrad Jr[6] ; 5. 1X-JJ Butler[3] ; 6. 23H-Shonda Harbin[7] ; 7. 67M-Dan Morgan[8] ; 8. 44-JD Lease[5]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps)
1. 1W-Scottie Williams[2] ; 2. 24-Terry Grilliot[6] ; 3. 97A-Reed Hurst[1] ; 4. L16-Josh Wilkerson[3] ; 5. 5H-Brian Hogan[5] ; 6. 20M-Josh Morton[4] ; 7. 50-Buzz Jacobs[7]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)
1. 11JS-Josh Scott[1] ; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[6] ; 3. 20K-Bill Keeler[2] ; 4. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[8] ; 5. 18L-Randy Lines[14] ; 6. 4-Mike Learman[11] ; 7. ZERO-Brent Hole[13] ; 8. 55S-Zach Schroeder[9] ; 9. 10H-Brad Hess[5] ; 10. 35-Tim Cornett[4] ; 11. 36-Brandon Vaughan[7] ; 12. 112-Chris Ullery[15] ; 13. M1G-Matt Twining[17] ; 14. 52-Weasel Phlipot[3] ; 15. 24-Terry Grilliot[20] ; 16. 9G-Ernie Gingerich[12] ; 17. 4G-Bill Griffith[10] ; 18. 1W-Scottie Williams[18] ; 19. 11-Jared Spalding[19] ; 20. 39-Cole Roberson[16]

 

 

"Big Trophy Night" provides big thrills at Placerville Speedway
By: Brad Kennedy*
Placerville, CA (7/23)...A total of 62 cars packed the pits for the 14th round of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Season, for the annual "Big Trophy Night" at Placerville Speedway.
With 18 Thompson's Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars lined up for the 25 lap main event, Placerville’s own Andy Gregg and Fair Oak’s Jake Morgan led the field to green. Gregg got the initial jump over Morgan into turn 1, but 4-time and defending track champion Greg DeCaires lived up to his nickname the “Catfish,” and used the bottom of the race track to pass both to take command coming off of turn 2. DeCaires stayed ahead until lap 8 when ironically, Gregg used the low line off of turn two to drive back by DeCaires and reclaim the lead.
Meanwhile, the battle for third heated up as Jake Morgan and Sean Becker duked it out for position. On lap 12, Justin Dill made heavy contact with the turn three implement tire, ending his night with a folded up front end. During the caution, Morgan pitted with a flat left rear tire, but did not return in time for the restart.
When the race resumed, DeCaires threw a slide job on Gregg, but Gregg returned the favor off of turn four to complete lap 13. Shortly thereafter, Mason Moore went from fourth to second driving around Becker and DeCaires, with Becker also getting by DeCaires to take over third.
On lap 18, Gregg jumped the cushion off of turn two allowing Moore to reel in Gregg for the lead. A lap later, Gregg again tripped up on the curb in turn three as Moore would shoot by like a missile into the lead on lap 19. Gregg again jumped the turn two cushion, allowing Becker to get by for second as the leaders again entered lap traffic. In the closing five rounds, Moore stayed glued to the bottom as Becker hammered down the cushion all away around the speedway. Becker made a bid for victory on the final lap, but stumbled off of four against the cushion, allowing Moore to lock down his third win of the year at Placerville, stretching his points lead over DeCaires. Gregg finished third, while DeCaires and Michael Kofoid rounded out the top five.
In victory lane, Moore admitted, “Jake Morgan showed me the bottom earlier in the race before he got that left rear flat. I knew I was good on the bottom as well, so I thought I might as well run it. Late in the race, I saw the 35 (Becker) on the board, and I thought, not again, he is going to pass me on the last lap. Unfortunately for him, he jumped the curb and we got the win.”
Andy Gregg was the fastest car in time trials, earning his 6th ADCO Transmission Quick Time Award of the year with a time of 10.682. The three heat races were won by Becker, Billy Butler, and DeCaires. Moore also claimed the AL Driveline Hard Charger Bonus for starting 7th and winning.
18 BCRA Midgets were on hand, as Michael Kofoid and Randi Pankratz paced the field to the green flag. However, before completion of the first lap, Kofoid got his midget on two wheels and flipped hard in turn three. Meanwhile, Brian Gard also turned over trying to avoid Kofoid's flipping car. Kofoid was checked out by the speedway EMT and was released to start the 360 race later in the evening, while Gard restarted the race at the rear of the field.
When the race resumed, Pankrantz and Nick Foster led the charge, with Pankrantz taking the lead. Two laps in, the yellow lights flashed around the speedway for Dustin Golobic who came to a stop while running third.
On the restart, 7th place starter Alex Schutte took the lead, but Pankrantz fought back hard and the two jockeyed for position for many laps until the yellow lights came back on for Dustin Golobic who lost power again aboard his Doug Bock racing #25G.
When the field fired back off, Schutte checked out with a big lead, while Cory Elliott got by Pankrantz for second. Simultaneously, Brian Gard had battled his way back up to fourth after his opening lap crash, and race side by side with Pankrantz during a long green flag run in the middle portion of the event. The race was slowed on lap 24 for Maria Cofer as she spun off of turn two, collecting Floyd Alvis.
When green flag racing resumed, Brian Gard hit the tractor tire off of turn two, bringing out another yellow and ending his night. From there, Schutte led without challenge, while Pankratz repassed Elliott for the runner-up position. Taylor Simas and Sean Dodenhoff rounded out the top five when the checkered flag fell.
“Cory (Elliott) did a great job, and showed his nose on that restart", Schutte admitted in a post-race interview. "Luckily for me the yellow came out, because I think he really had something for me. But, I guess he struggled on the restart and that helped us out, and we went on to win.”
Earlier in the evening, Dodenhoff, Schutte and Golobic won the three heat races.
15 Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabrication Pure Stocks started the night's 20 lap feature, with points leader Nick Baldwin and Loren Chitwood leading the 15 car field to green. Baldwin jumped to the early lead, but had to fend off Scott Grunert and Dan Jinkerson. The three simultaneously fought for the lead over the opening eight laps until the caution flew for the 44 of Toby Mcintyre.
On the restart, Baldwin ran the middle of the track as Scott Grunert and Dan Jinkerson threaded the needle to split Baldwin off of turn two with Grunert taking command. Grunert and Jinkerson battled side by side for two laps until the 43 of Sam Bernstein came to a stop after looping his car in turn two.
During the yellow, Jason Palmer and Dan Smith made heavy contact causing Smith to retire. Smith showed his displeasure with Palmer as the two continued their rivalry from previous weeks.
07_23_2016_145c When the green flag dropped again, Dan Jinkerson slid by Grunert on the bottom of the speedway, but the yellow flag waved as Jeff Gavard came to a stop, nullifying Jinkerson's pass for the lead. However, upon the race resuming, Jinkerson once again took the lead. Third running Nick Baldwin got sideways which allowed Rick Grunert to sneak by into 3rd.
Coming to the checkered flag, Grunert tried one more time to get a shot at Jinkerson but the #29 of Jinkerson proved too tough to tame and went on to win his 4th feature in 2016 at Placerville. Baldwin finished third over Rick Grunert and Orville Owens.
“The race was pretty exciting up front between myself, Scott (Grunert) and Nick (Baldwin)", a happy Jinkerson stated in the winner's circle. "I just was in search mode and knew if I could get in the moisture off the exits of the corner then it would be hard to get around me tonight. I just want thank everyone for coming out and to thank (Promoter) Scott Russell for making tonight a racers type of track.”
Dan Smith and Orville Owens won the two heat races, while Jeff Nuss grabbed the RMI Hard Charger Bonus with his 7th place finish, after starting 13th.
11 Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models began their 20 lap feature with point leader Eddie Gardner and Ken Michelli setting the pace into turn 1 with Gardner taking command. The yellow flag was quickly drawn when Joey Olschowka spun and collected Mike Lightfoot.
Gardner led the field back to green over Will McMillan who then dispatched Gardner to second off of turn two. Matt Michelli followed suit into second and quickly challenged McMillan for the lead. The two battled hard for the lead for multiple laps until contact was made off of turn two on lap 12. Michelli’s right rear greeted McMillan’s right front, sending Micheli upside down. Fortunately, he was uninjured.
However, officials penalized McMillan for rough driving, sending him to the back of the field for the restart, and handing the lead to Tyler Lightfoot, who had moved to third prior to the crash, up from his 9th starting spot.
When the race resumed, Lightfoot checked out on the field, as Gardner and Ken Michelli battled back and forth for second over the remaiing 8 circuits. Tyler Lightfoot cruised on to get his first career win over Gardner, and Ken Micheli, while Mike Lightfoot rebounded from his opening lap incident to finish 4th, and Jay Bryant came home 5th. .
“It's such a great experience to get my first win here at my home track", said a very proud Tyler Lightfoot in victory lane. I have to give big thanks to my dad, and to all my sponsors for their support.” 07_23_2016_191c
McMillan and Matt Michelli won the two heat races, while Tyler Lightfoot's win from 9th earned him the RMI Hard Charger Bonus.
Placerville Speedway returns to action with the King of the West Sprint Car Series along with the BCRA Midget Lites next Saturday, July 30th. Pit gates open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.
For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.
Join the over 7800 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is now on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
* Additional writing contributions by Dean Mills

 

Dave Danzer Claims Second Career $10,000 Mr. Novelis Supermodified Title with SPEED SPORT, MAVTV Cameras Rolling

OSWEGO, NY (July 24, 2016) – When the film crew from Suzuki presents SPEED SPORT on MAVTV comes to Oswego Speedway, have your money on Dave Danzer.

For the second time this season Danzer drove his family owned No. 52 Novelis Supermodified to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane on a national TV night at the Steel Palace, but this time it was worth a cool $10,000 as the winner of Saturday’s coveted 30th annual Mr. Novelis Supermodified presented by Davis Bros. Inc.

Danzer, who started on the outside pole position, did not immediately pull to the lead, but instead stalked veteran Joe Gosek for 24 laps before stealing the point just prior to halfway to go on to score his third win of the season, his second career Mr. Novelis Supermodified title, and his 10th Oswego win overall.

The victory also marks Danzer’s third television win at Oswego.

Danzer would pull to a 5.5 second win on Gosek, who was entrenched in a fierce battle with Dave Gruel, Dave Shullick Jr., and Mike Barnes in the closing laps for top five positions.

“I have to thank my dad for getting me to this point,” said Danzer. “Joe (Gosek) gave me a real hard time, he was running good tonight. Eventually I was able to slip under him. There must be something about these SPEED SPORT cameras being here. I hope they keep coming back.”

Jeff Abold made a tremendous drive from 18th on the grid to finish sixth as did Michael Muldoon who recovered from an early spin to finish seventh.

Bob Bond, Ohio invader Tim Jedrzejek, and Tim Snyder finished the top ten positions on Saturday.

Since 1987, Danzer becomes just the fifth driver in Speedway history to win the Speedway’s Memorial Day Weekend special as well as the Mr. Novelis Supermodified event in the same season – joining Mike Ordway, Bob Goutermout, Greg Furlong, and Otto Sitterly.

Only Furlong in 2005 was able to complete the trifecta by winning the Budweiser International Classic 200.

Gosek and Danzer would lead the full 24-car field to the Cam’s Pizzeria green flag on Saturday, with the front row duo swapping back and forth in the first lap before Gosek finally snagged the lead in the No. 00.

When Gosek and Danzer finally simmered into the front two spots all eyes turned to defending Mr. Novelis Supermodified Otto Sitterly in the No. 7.

Still in search of his first win of the season, Sitterly started outside the third row and in the blink of an eye dominated the high side of the track to fly into the third position.

But as quick as Sitterly appeared to be on his way to the lead, his night came to a crashing halt.

Trying to work the top side of the circuit on Danzer on lap 4, it appeared as though Sitterly skipped over the right rear tire of the No. 52, sending the Sitterly machine into the outside fourth turn steel.

Sitterly was ok, but the car was hooked to the pit area, where the Nicotra Racing crew quickly went to work.

After some 11 green flag laps in the pit area, the team appeared to have Sitterly ready to return to action until a steering issue was discovered that could not be repaired. Sitterly’s night would end in the pit area in 21st position, putting him now 38.5 points out of the championship lead, unofficially.

With the race back on Gosek and Danzer began to check away from the top ten pack which included Gruel, Keith Shampine, Muldoon, Barnes, Jedrzejek, Shullick, Bond, and Snyder.

Following Sitterly’s march to the front early on was Shampine in the Osetek No. 55.

Starting from eighth position, Shampine rallied on the top side of the Speedway to slide into the fourth position early on, hoping to join his uncle Jim Shampine by winning his first Oswego feature on the date of July 23.

But again disaster would strike for a front moving car as Shampine would blow the engine in the No. 55 at lap 15 ending his night.

As Shampine was preparing to let go, oil had been let down from the No. 55 leaving a slippery track for the Muldoon No. 15, who had been swapping with Shampine early on.

Muldoon would spin his machine in the first turn after running in the top five with the remainder of the pack doing a fantastic job to avoid. Muldoon’s car was ok, and he was fired back to the tail side of the field.

Once back to green Gosek and Danzer continued their spirited battle at the front of the field with Gruel, Barnes, Shullick, and Jedrzejek tangled in another great battle for third through sixth.

As the race proceeded to the halfway mark it was clear the Gosek No. 00 was getting tighter and struggling through the center of the corner.

Eventually Gosek slipped just enough in between turns three and four to give Danzer the room he needed to blast to the point into the first corner on lap 24 to take the top spot in the No. 52.

With Danzer beginning to run away in the lead, a true battle then developed from second on back with Gosek, Gruel, Barnes, Shullick, Jedrzejek, and Bond all in the mix.

At lap 29 defending Speedway champion Bond was able to make a low side move on TimmyJ to steal sixth, with his sights set on a top five in the No. 47.

One more caution at lap 36 gave everyone a final look at Danzer as debris was spotted on the Speedway.

The final restart of the night showed Danzer ahead of Gosek, Gruel, Barnes, Shullick, Bond, Jedrzejek, Snyder, Abold, and Muldoon.

While Danzer made it known he would not be topped in the final 14 laps, it was no holds barred from second on back.

Abold, who started 18th, had managed to work his way into the top ten and he would not stop there.

The No. 05 flew under Snyder on the restart then jumped by Jedrzejek on lap 39 to take seventh before later skipping by Bond to take the sixth position.

While Abold was on the charge an epic battle ensued between Gruel, Barnes, and Shullick for positions three through five with Barnes and Shullick swapping the fourth position several times on the top side of the track before Shullick finally settled into the fourth position in the Nicotra No. 2.

As the checkered flag flew however, it was all Danzer coasting to yet another $10,000 pay day at the Steel Palace.

As the race completed statisticians immediately went to the record book to take note that Gosek’s runner-up run was indeed his ninth in the 30 year history of the race.

“Second on any other night is great, but not tonight,” said Gosek. “That money would have gone a long way to pay some engine bills we have, that’s for sure. I just have to thank all my guys for giving me everything I need. The old guys keep supporting me. Second is good and I think we have the car in the right direction, but we wanted that win tonight.”

Another podium finish for Gruel moves him unofficially back into the Speedway’s point lead by just 1.5 points over Barnes.

“I don’t like to think about the points too much, just run each race as it comes,” said Gruel. “I think we were about equal to Gosek tonight, that was a good race. I did my best to keep that spot and it worked out.”

A full field of 24 Novelis Supermodifieds were on hand Saturday including the return of Joey Moriarty in the Total Seal No. 51, who finished 12th.

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat race victories went to Sitterly, Bond, and Jedrzejek

The Radical Race Gear Lap Leader Award went to Danzer with Shullick scoring the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer and Abold earning the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger.

Jerry Curran would also score an extra $50 cash from the Xtreme Short Track Sim Racing Series for being the last car on the lead lap.

Racing at Oswego Speedway continues on Saturday, August 6 with Retro Night featuring a 45-lap Novelis Supermodified feature with 15-lap Semi-Final feature qualifiers and the Pathfinder Bank SBS.

Racing will get underway at 6:30 p.m.

Kids 16 and under with paid adult and active military with I.D. are free.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

Oswego Speedway

Oswego, NY

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Mr. Novelis Supermodified/Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS pres by.

Davis Bros. Inc.

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Mr. Novelis Supermodified (50-laps): 1. 52 - Dave Danzer, 2. 00 - Joe Gosek, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 5. 68 - Michael Barnes, 6. 05 - Jeff Abold, 7. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 8. 47 - Bob Bond, 9. 91 - Tim Jedrzejek, 10. 0 - Tim Snyder, 11. 12 - Pat Lavery, 12. 51 - Joe Moriarty, 13. 99 - Dave Cliff, 14. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 15. 24 - Jerry Curran, 16. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 17. 01 - Dan Connors, 18. 90 - Ray Graham, 19. 83 - Lou Levea Jr, 20. 55 - Keith Shampine, 21. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 22. 21 - Kody Graham, 23. 14 - Kreig Heroth, 24. 11 - Aric Iosue

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #05 - Jeff Abold

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #2 - Dave Shullick Jr.

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #52 - Dave Danzer

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on the Lead Lap: #24 - Jerry Curran

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 2. 50 - Dave Gruel, 3. 51 - Joe Moriarty, 4. 52 - Dave Danzer, 5. 0 - Tim Snyder, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 7. 01 - Dan Connors, 8. 90 - Ray Graham

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 47 - Bob Bond, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 4. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 5. 99 - Dave Cliff, 6. 12 - Pat Lavery, 7. 14 - Kreig Heroth, 8. 11 - Aric Iosue

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 91 - Timmy Jedrzejek, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 24 - Jerry Curran, 4. 00 - Joe Gosek, 5. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 6. 05 - Jeff Abold, 7. 83 - Lou Levea Jr, 8. 21 - Kody Graham

 

 

LATE PASS NETS BABCOCK NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SPEEDWEEK WIN; FOOS FLIES TO OVSCA SPRINT CHECKER FLAG; DAUGHERTY WINS 2nd IN A ROW

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, July 23, 2016

By Mike Swanger

The racing on the track was as hot as the temperature with action very competitive for the 2nd annual STARS Buckeye Late Model speedweek show with a $4,000 to win Don Gross Memorial. The night would start out with Doug Drown setting the fast time for the second night in a row as last years winner, Duane Chamberlain, Max Blair and Devin Moran, who would come from fourth place, after having a wild qualifying attempt that nearly rolled his car, would score the heat wins with Aussie Paul Stubber topping the last chance race. Five time track champion Ryan Markham and Rod Conley would bring the field to the green flag of the 40 lap feature as Drown would move right into second as he and Markham would go back and forth for the first 4 circuits with Markham scored the leader at the line each lap. Chamberlain would back it a three car battle for the couple of laps when the caution would fly for opening night winner, Tyler Carpenter, who had a flat tire. Chamberlain would take second on lap 11 and flirted with the lead but Markham would continue to be the leader. The caution would once again wave on lap 15 for Brad Malcuit. The line up would stay status quo on the restart until lap 22 when Drown would reclaim 2nd from Chamberlain as Moran would start to become a factor as he took third from Chamberlain and two laps later swiped second from Drown as Jeff Babcock moved ahead of Chamberlain on lap 27. After setting the pace for the opening 28 laps, Markham lost the lead to Moran on lap 29, who would start to pull away as Babcock would move into third in front of Drown. As Moran went down the back stretch on lap 33, he slowed and came to a stop on the front stretch with a broken rear end. Markham would re inherit the lead with Babcock on his rear bumper as tenth starting Zach Dohm was putting the heat on Drown for third and took that position away with four laps to go. Up front, Babcock would do a slider move on Markham in turns three and four as the white flag was in the air. Heading around for the last time, Babcock would hold off Markham’s last move and put the Wayne, Ohio based Best Performance Motorsports, Bulk Material Lift .com and CRE/Rocket #7b into victory circle. Markham would finish second with Dohm in third as Drown claimed fourth. Corey Conley was fifth. After a couple of rain outs, the OVSCA Sprints made their first visit to NAPA WCS as Mitch Harble would take the lead from his outside pole position as Fremont’s DJ Foos would grab second from his 5th starting spot. Foos would waste little time taking over the point, as he took the lead on lap three and opened up a comfortable lead as Jordan Ryan worked his way past Harble on lap nine. The caution flag waved on lap 17 as track points leader Danny Mumaw and Chris Myers were involved in a spin with Mumaw going on the hook to end his night as Myers was able to continue. With the race back to green, Ryan made an early run at Foos for the lead, who would pull away aboard the General Contractors, Fremont Fab and Kistler Engines #23. Harble held on to third with Brandon Conkel and Andre Layfield filling out the top five. Harble, Layfield and Ryan posted the heat wins with Nick Patterson besting the last chance race. Last weeks winner Bob Daugherty and 5 time winner and points leader Tyler Thompson would bring the Action Auto Body Super Stocks to the green flag with Daugherty seizing the lead. After a couple of cautions in the opening laps, Daugherty of Mansfield would separate himself from the field as Paul Holmes and Chase Alexander would power past Thompson on lap four for second and third. A yellow on lap 11 would bunch the field back up, but Daugherty and his Char’s Cars, McKenzie Concrete and Innovative Graphics #21d would once again pull away. Tyler Nicely slid past Thompson for fourth on the restart and on the next circuit around Orrville’s Historic Oval, Alexander took second from Holmes but could not track down Daugherty in the closing laps. Holmes held off Nicely for third as Thompson settled for fifth. Both Daugherty and Thompson won their fourth heat races of the season. Contingency Connection’s Racer Rewards nightly awards plus the yearly awards that total over $100,000 were once again being competed for by the drivers at NAPA WCS. Next Saturday night, July 30, will Be Kids Night with many activities and prizes going on for the kids. Watch the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com and facebbok/waynecountyspeedway for all the things happening for the kids. Racing action will see the Ohio Sprint Car Series in the spot light with a $2,500 to win feature. Jac Haudenschild was the winner of the July 2nd race at NAPA WCS. The Harriger Towing Super Late Models, the Kar Connection Rush Late Models, the Action Auto Body Super Stocks, the WQKT Sports Country 104.5 Mini Stocks and the Flat Track Carts all will be in action also. Gates will open at 3 pm.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, July 23, 2016 STARS BUCKEYE DIRT LATE MODEL SPEEDWEEK Fast Qualifier Doug Drown 17.131 seconds Heat 1 Duane Chamberlain, Doug Drown, Rick Bond, Zach Dohm, Chris Shannon, JR Gentry, Jerry Aber, Kirk Baker, Jim Nicely Heat 2 Max Blair, Ryan Markham, Corey Conley, Tyler Carpenter, Jason Montgomery, Brad Malcuit, Paul Stubber, Blaine Aber, Jeremy Berwanger Heat 3 Devin Moran, Rod Conley, Jeff Babcock, Jeremy Misel, Allan Baker, Scott Smith, Larry Bellman, Jason Skelly ‘B’Main Paul Stubber, Kirk Baker, Larry Bellman, Jim Nicely, Blaine Aber, Jerry Aber, Jason Skelly Don Gross Memorial Feature Jeff Babcock, Ryan Markham, Zach Dohm, Doug Drown, Corey Conley, Tyler Carpenter, Duane Chamberlain, Max Blair, Jason Montgomery, Rod Conley, Chris Shannon, Brad Malcuit, Rick Bond, Paul Stubber, Jeremy Misel, Kirk Baker, Jim Nicely, Larry Bellman, Devin Moran, Scott Smith, Blaine Aber, Allan Baker, JR Gentry, Jerry Aber

OHIO VALLEY SPRINT CAR ASSOCIATION Heat 1 Mitch Harble, Roger Campbell, Brandon Conkel, Dave Dickson, Dylan Kingan, Kris Davis, Butch Beasley, Andy Fike Heat 2 Andre Layfield, Danny Mumaw, DJ Foos, Chris Myers, Clay Riney, Nick Patterson, Troy Kingan, Lane Cecil Heat 3 Jordan Ryan, Jason Dolick, George Prosser, Shawn Hubler, Randy Fink, Tyler Dunn, Jamie Myers dns ‘B’Main Nick Patterson, Troy Kingan, Tyler Dunn, Kris Davis, Butch Beasley, Andy Fike, Lane Cecil, Jamie Myers dns Feature DJ Foos, Jordan Ryan, Mitch Harble, Brandon Conkel, Andre Layfield, Dave Dickson, Roger Campbell, Nick Patterson, Shawn Hubler, Jason Dolick, George Prosser, Troy Kingan, Chris Myers, Clay Riney, Tyler Dunn, Randy Fink, Kris Davis, Butch Beasley, Dylan Kingan, Danny Mumaw

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS Heat 1 Tyler Thompson, Gary Hensel Jr., Chase Alexander, Jim Nicely, Darren Dawson, Tom Fisher, Steve Ott, Jordan James Heat 2 Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Brandon Craver, Tyler Nicely, Brad Eagle, Don Rutt, Richard Grogg, Tod Beviloqua Feature Bob Daugherty, Chase Alexander, Paul Holmes, Tyler Nicely, Tyler Thompson, Gary Hensel Jr., Darren Dawson, Brad Eagle, Jim Nicely, Tod Beviloqua, Richard Grogg, Brandon Craver, Jordan James, Tom Fisher, Don Rutt, Steve Ott dns

 

 

Solwold Tunes Up for Summer Nationals with Win

7/23/16

Alger, WA – Jason Solwold has things firing on all cylinders in anticipation of next week’s Bob’s Burgers & Brew Summer Nationals. The Burlington, WA driver led the final 22 laps of the main event to score his second win in a row at Skagit Speedway on Saturday night. Joining him in victory lane were Kelsey Carpenter and Freddie Vela.

Solwold was nearly flawless in the main event for the 360 sprint cars. After starting third, Solwold passed race leader JJ HIckle on the bottom of turn three on lap three to take the lead for good. Jason used his veteran guile to navigate through traffic and secure the win in front of Hickle and Colton Heath. HIckle was the fastest qualifier, with Heath, Travis Jacobson and Trevor Cook winning the heats.

In the Sportsman Sprint division, Kelsey Carpenter pulled off the elusive clean sweep on the night. Kelsey was quick time, won his heat from fourth and led every lap of the main event with little challenge before taking the win in front of Steve Parker and Brett McGhie. James Bundy and Parker were the other heat winners.

Freddie Vela visited victory lane in the outlaw tuner division. In a highly entertaining contest, Vela held off strong challenges from second place finisher Brandon Berg and third place Matt Ploeg to pick up his first w of 2016. Vela and Clint Meins won the heats.

360 Sprints

Fast Time – JJ Hickle 12.749

Heat 1 – Colton Heath, Cam Smith, JJ Hickle, Nate Vaughn, Luke Didiuk

Heat 2 – Travis Jacobson, Eric Fisher, Mack Brown, Bud Ashe, Steve James

Heat 3 – Trevor Cook, Jason Solwold, Justin Youngquist, David Miller, Steve Reeves

Main – Jason Solwold, Hickle, Heath, Brown, Smith, Jacobson, Didiuk, Ashe, Reeves, Youngquist, Miller, Cook, James, Fisher, Vaughn

Lap Leaders – Hickle 1-2 Solwold 3-25

Sportsman Sprints

Fast Time – Kelsey Carpenter 12.805

Heat 1 – Kelsey Carpenter, Devin Barnes, Derek Roberts, Adam Hinds, Clayton Sibley

Heat 2 – James Bundy, Joe Lyon, Paul Burdick, Tim Levin, Chris Ochs

Heat 3 – Steve Parker, Brett McGhie, Julian Fuentes, Dustin Johnson

Main – Kelsey Carpenter, Parker, McGhie, Bundy, Hinds, Lyon, Sibley, Ochs, Burdick, Fuentes, Johnson, Barnes, Roberts

Lap Leaders – Carpenter 1-25

Outlaw Tuners

Heat 1 – Clint Meins, Brandon Berg, Kevin Reuter, Cliff Ballenger, Terra Arnett

Heat 2 – Freddie Vela, Matt Ploeg, Vance Hibbard, Jon Gunderson, Howard Vos

Main – Freddie Vela, Berg, Ploeg, Hibbard, Gunderson, Reuter, Vos, Arnett, Meins, TJ Campbell

Lap Leaders – Berg 1-3 Vela 4-17

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park
July 23, 2016
Open Wheel Showdown
RACE RESULTS

NRA Sprint Invaders - K&L Ready Mix

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 23-Devon Dobie [4] ; 2. 5M-Max Stambaugh [2] ; 3. 6-Sean Hosey [1] ; 4. 6s-JR Stewart [5] ; 5. 87-Jason Barney[7] ; 6. 33M-Matt Westfall[3] ; 7. 10J-Jarrod Delong [6] ; 8. 99-Don Warren[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 5W-Jeff Williams [1] ; 2. 28-Phil Gressman[3] ; 3. 17-Jared Horstman [6] ; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [4] ; 5. 30-Hud Horton [2] ; 6. 11-Tim Allison [7] ; 7. 12-Nick Roberts[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh [2] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman [6] ; 3. 6s-JR Stewart [7] ; 4. 87-Jason Barney[9] ; 5. 33M-Matt Westfall[11] ; 6. 23-Devon Dobie [4] ; 7. 11-Tim Allison [12] ; 8. 5W-Jeff Williams [3] ; 9. 30-Hud Horton [10] ; 10. 6-Sean Hosey [5] ; 11. 10J-Jarrod Delong [13] ; 12. 28-Phil Gressman[1] ; 13. 12-Nick Roberts[14] ; 14. 99-Don Warren[15] ; 15. 49-Shawn Dancer [8]


Non Wings - Satellite Connections

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 24-Landon Simon[6] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[4] ; 3. 21-Travis Hery[3] ; 4. 9N-Luke Hall[7] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[5] ; 6. 17-Kevin Myers[8] ; 7. 71C-Barney Craig[1] ; 8. 63D-Jim Dues[2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[1] ; 2. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 3. 87-Paul Dues[2] ; 4. 5A-Toby Alfrey[4] ; 5. 54-Matt Westfall[5] ; 6. 1M-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 7. 19-Matt Cooley[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 54-Matt Westfall[10] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[4] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[7] ; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[9] ; 6. 24-Landon Simon[6] ; 7. 1M-Dustin Stroup[12] ; 8. 21-Travis Hery[2] ; 9. 19-Matt Cooley[14] ; 10. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 11. 63D-Jim Dues[15] ; 12. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[5] ; 13. 5A-Toby Alfrey[8] ; 14. 17-Kevin Myers[11] ; 15. 71C-Barney Craig[13]

 

 

Velasquez Victorious Again at Dodge City

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 23, 2016) – After surrendering the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car points lead during the recent “Boothill Showdown”, Taylor Velasquez rebounded by wiring the field in Saturday night’s 20-lap feature atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

While Velasquez added his third score of the year in the Sprint Car ranks, other Saturday night feature winners included Brendon Gemmill in IMCA Modifieds, Jeff Kaup in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Michael Pepper in IMCA Stock Cars and David Berger in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Finishing outside the top five for the first time this season in the July 3 “Boothill Showdown” finale, Turpin, Oklahoma’s Velasquez bounced right back with a wire-to-wire win from the pole position aboard the Bearcat Well Service/Fronk Oil Company No. 21x Sprint Car.

Velasquez outgunned fellow front row starter Tracey Hill at the drop of the green flag and led throughout with action interrupted by caution just once after 11 laps for debris on the track.

“I felt like we were getting through traffic alright,” Velasquez explained afterward. “I was actually a little concerned when that yellow came out, sometimes cautions can change the game completely.

Velasquez had no need for concern this time as he drove on to the checkered flag unabated with 15-year-old Hill holding off veteran shoe Mike Peters for a DCRP-career best finish in second. Peters settled for the show position with Luke Cranston gaining three positions after the lap 11 caution to capture fourth and hold on to the track points lead by just one marker over Velasquez. Jeremy Huish rounded out the top five.

In the 20-lap IMCA Modified main event, Ponca City, OK, native Brendon Gemmill took command on the third circuit and led the rest of the way to capture his second DCRP win in a row.

The past track champion gridded the field fourth and raced by pole starter David Solberg on a lap three restart with Mike Lunow and William Nusser following suit.

Lunow tried to keep up with the lead pace, but Gemmill gradually opened up a dozen car-length advantage. Lunow cut into that in the closing handful of circuits but couldn’t get close enough to challenge Gemmill for the point.

Gemmill was chased to the line by Lunow and Nusser with Joel Lane in fourth as Casey Jo Gemmill made a late move to round out the top five.

Jeff Kaup continued his pursuit of a fourth consecutive IMCA Sport Modified track championship by racing to his fourth victory of the year in Saturday’s non-stop 15-lap main event.

Woodward’s Kaup raced from sixth to second in the opening pair of laps and then battled past early leader Kyle Wiens on the high side to take command on the seventh circuit.

Kaup checked out to secure another victory, though he gained a minimal amount on current points leader Kevin Tabor, who emerged atop the battle for runner-up honors. Jeremy Sigler claimed third with Bart Baker and Wiens rounding out the top five.

No late-race dramatics were necessary for Lakin’s Michael Pepper this time out as he claimed his fourth consecutive IMCA Stock Car feature win and sixth of the year to better his 2015 championship campaign that netted five wins.

After late-race moves to win the last two events, Pepper pounced on the lead early by racing past Shannon Maughlin on the second round. Pepper opened up nearly a straightaway lead that was erased by a caution just three laps shy of the checkered flag in the 12-lapper. Pepper was not to be denied though, keeping Maughlin and Chris Oliver at bay over the closing laps.

In the 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature, hometown shoe David Berger battled into the lead on the fourth lap and led the rest of the way for his first win of the year.

After getting past early leader Tyler Walker, Berger had his hands full holding off Reagan Sellard, Matt O’Hair, Duane Wahrman and Cody Davis the rest of the way.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park with “Driver Appreciation Night” next Friday night, July 30, with Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park

July 23 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 33-Koby Walters, 2. 49x-Mike Peters, 3. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 72-Ray Seemann, 6. 0-Steven Richardson, 7. 49-Kris Moore. DNS: 18-Brandon Sprott.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 1x-Cody Lampe, 3. 11k-Tyler Knight, 4. 28-Tracey Hill, 5. 20-Luke Cranston, 6. 17x-Craig Jecha, 7. 97-Brian Herbert.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 28-Tracey Hill, 3. 49x-Mike Peters, 4. 20-Luke Cranston, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. 33-Kob Walters, 7. 11k-Tyler Knight, 8. 72-Ray Seemann, 9. 49-Kris Moore, 10. 10-Jordan Knight, 11. 97-Brian Herbert, 12. 0-Steven Richardson, 13. 1x-Cody Lampe, 14. 17x-Craig Jecha, 15. 18-Brandon Sprott.

 

 

 

Bauer Gets Career First at Mercer Raceway Park; Holden, Seger, Hurrelbrink, Bova, Fulton, and Jones Also Take Checkers

(Mercer, PA July 23, 2016): Michael Bauer logged his first career 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Car victory at Mercer Raceway Park. For Bauer, who once dominated the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warrior class, the transition to the more powerful 410 Sprints was a slow and difficult process. But, after crashing the trusty Trevis Craft car that served him so well at the start of his career, Bauer acquired a GF-1 chassis and it was clear that the first win would be coming soon. "It feels great, it's been a while, but the team stuck with me we just kept grinding, and I'm speechless, I am so happy."

Also taking wins were Jimmy Holden (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds), Jimmy Seger (Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, William Hurrelbrink (Precise Racing Products Open Stocks), Jacob Bova (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites), Tyler Fulton (Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks), and Roman Jones (Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints).

Dennis Wagner was ready to make history in the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Car feature. He started up front with his 360 powered sprint Car, and he held control for the first half of the race. Everybody was wondering if Wagner could pull off the upset. While he ran out front, Michael Bauer worked his way into second. Bauer challenged Wagner a couple of times in traffic, but he finally made the winning pass racing down the back stretch on lap 12.

Wagner continued to hold down second in the non-stop affair, but with just two laps remaining, the points leader, Jack Sodeman, Jr., passed Wagner and a lapped car coming down the front stretch.

At the checkers, it was Bauer by nearly 4.5 seconds over Sodeman. Bauer explained ho he was able to pull away so easily. "I felt real comfortable there in the lapped traffic. We were running the bottom but we passed a lapped car up high in one and two, and the car felt even better there, so we went to the top and found more speed up there."

Wagner held down third, a very creditable performance with his underpowered machine, with A.J. Flick and Brandon Matus next.

Andy McKisson raced through the field to get sixth, ahead of Scott Priester, Brent Matus, Gale Ruth, Jr., and Dan Shetler.

The heat winners were Sodeman and Flick.

Jimmy Holden make things look easy, and quite easy at that, in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. "We strayed from our set-up probably about three weeks or a month ago, and after that race, I said, 'you know what, put it back, put it back where it was, and the car has been good all year."

Holden led from start to finish. "We made a different tire choice, it (the car) wasn't very happy on the long runs before, we had real good speed out of the gates before but, you know, we changed the tires up a little bit and got it to run a little better a little longer."

The only thing that slowed Holden down was a major crash on the frontstretch as the racers completed lap one. Nobody was injured, butthe car of Jeff Schaffer, Jr. was done for the night.

When the race resumed, Holden was out front and never headed. He Lonny Riggs ran a distant second. Kyle Fink wrestled third away from Tommy Kristyak. Sid Unverzagt, Jr. turned in a steady performance nabbing fifth.

Kyle Holden, Kevin Green, Ryan Kemery, and Jason Sines finished the race. Schaffer was scored in the tenth spot.

There was just one heat this night, and it went to Fink.

In the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, it looked as though Cody Bova would be the talk of Mercertown. However, on a restart with just two laps remaining, Jimmy Seger dove to the inside of Bova and snatched the lead away. "I got that caution with two to go, that's what I needed, I needed to have an opportunity to bunch up with him. I knew that I could catch him, he was floating around the lapped cars up top." Seger, on the other hand, was good, if not better, on the bottom, and Bova left the lane open for him as they raced toward turn one.

Seger went on to earn his first victory at the Park in the Lockhart 58. "This is the first ti I've had to drive a race car and not do anything to it during the week." Seger, explained thatthe car is really easy to drive. "I will tell you this right now, a monkey could drive this car, it is a real good piece."

Bova led Andy Priest to the finish line. Greg Dobrosky was fourth, despite mixing things up with Priest under the caution. Mike Marano, II, was fifth. Positions six through ten went to Jacob Gomola, Darin Gallagher, Rod Jones, Mike Miller, and Kyle Colwell.

Seger was also the winner of the lone heat race.

In the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks, Andy Thompson jumped out to the lead, but, by the time that the field reached turn three on the opening lap, Russ Byler assumed command. Over the next few laps, points leader William Hurrelbrink worked his way into second. Thompson raced along in third, ahead of Bob Schwartzmiller and Leigh Wheeler. The race was halted on lap 15 when Curt Bish pulled off the track in turn two due to a small fire under the hood. It was extinguished without incident, and Bish was unhurt. Hurrelbrink surged ahead of Byler on the restart, and he survived two more on his way to the win. Behind Hurrelbrink and Byler came Thompson, Schwartzmiller by a nose, and Wheeler. Ryan Moyer clawed his way up to sixth. Terry Wheeler was seventh, then Dan Fedorchak, Charlie Baptiste, and Troy Norman. The pair of qualifiers went to Hurrelbrink and Thompson.

After missing a week of action for a family vactaion in Florida, Jacob Bova returned to the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites with determination. He swept his heat and the feature. Points leader Doug Jones was second. Shane Pfeuffer came home in third, with Kenny Meadows and Jason Johnson rounding out the top five. Shane Webb was sixth. Vivian Jones was seventh, with Dusty Frantz, Mark Marcucci, and Keith Smith next. Bova and Meadows were triumphant in the preliminaries.

Tyler Fulton passed the early leader, Tim Callahan, and went on to victory in the Mini Stocks presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. When Callahan's car faltered on the last lap, that gave second position to Shane Shook. Isaac Paden was third, followed by Tyler Young, and then Callahan. Karlee Longwell was sixth, ahead of Darrell Lawson, Jr., Summer Pitts, Ed Haylett, Josh Rathbun, and Kenny Lawson. The heat winners were Callahan and Paden.

In the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints, Roman Jones continued his hot streak, winning both the heat and feature events. Ayden Cipriano ran second for the entire distance. Sammy Darby was third, a position he regained when Jordan Simmons retired from the event. Fourth was Austin Cavanaugh. Simmons was scored in fifth based on laps completed.

In the children's bicycle races, presented by Approved Toilet Rentals and Ray's Racing Collectibles, the winners were Tylor Thompson, Austin Wheeler, and Ricky Tucker in the 5-6 year old class, Carly Gabriel, Reagan Young, and Nathan Mabry in the 7-8 year old class, Connor Cook, Brayden Booher, and Gavin Grant in the 9 year old class, and Jared Marsh, Nicole Young, and Hunter Grant in the 10-12 year old class. All children were treated to free milk from Dean's Dairy, courtesy of the Mercer County Dairy Princess.

Next week will be a Saturday Night Live! racing program, however, there will be no 4 Your Car Connection Sprint Cars. Racing will start at 5:30.

4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Cars: Michael Bauer, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Dennis Wagner, A.J. Flick, Brandon Matus, Andy McKisson, Scott Priester, Brent Matus, Gale Ruth, Jr., Dan Shetler, John Garvin, Jr., Alex Paden, Davey Jones, Ladon LaLonde, Gale Ruth, Sr., George Hobaugh, Jr.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, Lonny Riggs, Kyle Fink, Tommy Kristyak, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Kyle Holden, Kevin Green, Ryan Kemery, Jason Sines, Jeff Schaffer, Jr.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Jimmy Seger, Cody Bova, Andy Priest, Greg Dobrosky, Mike Marano, II, Jacob Gomola, Darin Gallagher, Rod Jones, Mike Miller, Kyle Colwell.

Precise Racing Products Open Stocks: William Hurrelbrink, Russ Byler, Andy Thompson, Bob Schwartzmiller, Leigh Wheeler, Ryan Moyer, Terry Wheeler, Dan Fedorchak, Charlie Baptiste, Troy Norman, Steve Allison, Shawn Smith, Richard Chess, Sr., Curt Bish.

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Jacob Bova, Doug Jones, Shane Pfeuffer, Kenny Meadows, Jason Johnson, Shane Webb, Vivian Jones, Dusty Frantz, Mark Marcucci, Keith Smith, Josh Christopher.

Epertherner's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Tyler Fulton, Shane Shook.Isaac Paden, Tyler Young, Karlee Longwell, Darrell Lawson, Jr., Summer Pitts, Ed Haylett, Josh Rathbun, Kenny Lawson, Josh Christopher.

Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints: Roman Jones, Ayden Cipriano, Sammy Darby, Austin Cavanaugh. Jordan Simmons.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Mr. Novelis Supermodified/Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS pres by. Davis Bros. Inc.

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Mr. Novelis Supermodified (50-laps): 1. 52 - Dave Danzer, 2. 00 - Joe Gosek, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 5. 68 - Michael Barnes, 6. 05 - Jeff Abold, 7. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 8. 47 - Bob Bond, 9. 91 - Tim Jedrzejek, 10. 0 - Tim Snyder, 11. 12 - Pat Lavery, 12. 51 - Joe Moriarty, 13. 99 - Dave Cliff, 14. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 15. 24 - Jerry Curran, 16. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 17. 01 - Dan Connors, 18. 90 - Ray Graham, 19. 83 - Lou Levea Jr, 20. 55 - Keith Shampine, 21. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 22. 21 - Kody Graham, 23. 14 - Kreig Heroth, 24. 11 - Aric Iosue

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #05 - Jeff Abold

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #2 - Dave Shullick Jr.

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #52 - Dave Danzer

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on the Lead Lap: #24 - Jerry Curran

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 2. 50 - Dave Gruel, 3. 51 - Joe Moriarty, 4. 52 - Dave Danzer, 5. 0 - Tim Snyder, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 7. 01 - Dan Connors, 8. 90 - Ray Graham

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 47 - Bob Bond, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 4. 2 - Dave Shullick Jr, 5. 99 - Dave Cliff, 6. 12 - Pat Lavery, 7. 14 - Kreig Heroth, 8. 11 - Aric Iosue

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 91 - Timmy Jedrzejek, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 24 - Jerry Curran, 4. 00 - Joe Gosek, 5. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 6. 05 - Jeff Abold, 7. 83 - Lou Levea Jr, 8. 21 - Kody Graham

Pathfinder Bank SBS

Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS (35-laps): 1. 74 - Mike Bond, 2. 22 - Mike Bruce, 3. 50 - Dave Cliff, 4. 7 - Alex Hoag, 5. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 6. 13 - Russ Brown, 7. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 8. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 9. 9 - Jack Patrick, 10. 98 - Jason Simmons, 11. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 12. 54 - Camden Proud, 13. 23 - Cameron Black, 14. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 15. 93 - Tyler Thompson, 16. 14 - Alex McRae,, 17. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 18. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 19. 37 - Jesse Bearup, 20. 15 - James Babcock, 21. 76 - Scott Shafer, 22. 69 - Mark Castiglia

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #7 - Alex Hoag

Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer: #54 - Camden Proud

White's Car Care 4th Place: #7 - Alex Hoag

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #74 - Mike Bond

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #76 - Scott Shafer

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 01- Dalton Doyle, 2. 7 - Alex Hoag, 3. 9 - Jack Patrick, 4. 74 - Mike Bond, 5. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 6. 37 - Jesse Bearup, 7. 14 - Alex Mcrae, 8. 93 - Tyler Thompson

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 50 - Dave Cliff, 2. 54 - Camden Proud, 3. 98 - Jason Simmons, 4. 13 - Russ Brown, 5. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 6. 23 - Cameron Black, 7. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 8. 69 - Mark Castiglia

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 76 - Scott Shafer, 3. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 4. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 5. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 6. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 7. 15 - James Babcock

 

 

Jimmy Kouba Tops Kobs in Outstanding Race at Red Cedar Speedway Menomonie, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-22-16)

Racing for the second time-ever at the Red Cedar Speedway, the UMSS Traditional sprint cars put on an outstanding race for the top spot in what turned out to be a 25 lap nonstop run to the checkers on Friday night July 22 in their feature race. Jimmy Kouba led all but one lap, but current TSCS point leader Rick Kobs stayed close throughout most of the race, actually grabbed the lead on lap 22 only to see Kouba charge back and retake the top spot by a matter of inches on lap 23, and then go on to win for the third time this season. Kobs was looking for his second win at Red Cedar in a Traditional sprint car, having won last year when the popular non-winged division raced at the Dunn County Fair on a Thursday night in July. Jimmy Kouba was not to be denied on this night though. Kouba commented on the race and his battle with Kobs during his post-race winner interview with Loren Miller in Rock Auto Victory Lane. Kouba picked up $500 for the victory thanks to some sponsorship help from GRP Motorsports.

It was also the first night of a planned two night challenge between the Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Series (WWSS) and the UMSS Traditional sprints. Four non-winged sprints made the long tow up on a very hot summer day/evening. The WWSS sprints primarily race each Saturday night at Wilmot Speedway. On hand were Doug Schenck, Craig Campton, Jeremy Hunt and George Gaertner, Jr. Last Saturday (July 16), Jimmy Kouba won for the first time down on their home track, as the both Jimmy and Jake have traveled to Wilmot several times this season already. Tonight would mark two wins in a row for Jimmy Kouba in his last two nights of racing. Commenting in the pits after the races, Jimmy said, "I saw Kobs next to me a few times during the race, then we came up on that lapped car running in my line, and before I knew it Kobs had snuck past me. I got up on the wheel and drove back by him the next lap. That was a fun race!" Jake Kouba also joined the battle for the lead in the closing laps but settled for third behind Kobs at the checkers.

James Giossi had a strong run, but was hampered by a motor which broke a valve about eight laps into the race and was down a cylinder. Giossi rode home in fourth ahead of Anna Hippe. Local favorite Blake Anderson finished sixth ahead of Jeremy Kerzman who started 14th. 2011 TSCS Champion Kevin Bradwell turned in one of his better runs recently for eighth. Rookie Ty Sampair finished ninth. Earning the $100 GRP Motorsports Hard Charger award was Scott Brandt, coming from 19th to round out the top ten. Brandt broke a power steering pump in hot laps and missed his heat race. Borrowing a spare pump from Mike Mueller, Brandt moved up nine spots in the feature. All 20 cars on hand started the feature, and ALL 20 cars finished the green flag-to-checkers run. Sixteen cars finished on the lead lap. The highest finishing WWSS sprint was Doug Schenck in fourteenth. Schenck had a solid run in his heat race and found himself in the top four redraw where he ended up with an outside front row starting spot. Jimmy Kouba drew the pole with Kobs and Giossi in row two. Heat races were by Giossi, Jimmy Kouba and Kobs. The only two caution flags of the evening came in the heat races for a couple of spins.

The second night of the two race challenge series between the WWSS and TSCS sprints scheduled for the Eagle Valley Speedway fell victim to stormy weather and was rained out. It would have been the first-ever appearance for the UMSS Traditional sprints at Eagle Valley, and many teams were looking forward to racing at a new track and watching the IRA 410 Outlaw sprints as well. The weather did not allow that to happen. Hopefully the Traditional sprints can make it over to Eagle Valley next season.

The next race for the Traditional sprints will see them return to the Cedar Lake Speedway for their tenth appearance of the season next Saturday night July 30. Rick Kobs has won five out of the nine shows at CLS so far. Jeremy Kerzman has three CLS wins while Jimmy Kouba has one win this season at the track where he earned a track championship at back in 1997 in the WISSOTA 360 winged sprints. Following the scheduled Cedar Lake race on July 30, the Traditional sprints will take a planned two week break from racing before returning to action at the Grand Rapids Speedway for a non-points show on Thursday night August 18 prior to a double header weekend at Princeton and Ogilvie the next two nights. The Princeton show will feature all three UMSS divisions while the Ogilvie race will also have the UMSS winged sprints on the program. There is plenty of racing action remaining, as the series works its way through the second half of the season! Check out the schedule, results, points and other news for the Traditional Sprint Car Series on our website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the blue logo or follow us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Red Cedar Speedway July 22, 2016 (Race #15)

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[1]; 2. 81-Rick Kobs[3]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 4. 11-James Giossi[4]; 5. 16-Anna Hippe[8]; 6. 12X-Blake Anderson[9]; 7. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[14]; 8. 95-Kevin Bradwell[6]; 9. N1-Ty Sampair[10]; 10. 7B-Scott Brandt[19]; 11. 55-Joseph Kouba[11]; 12. 99-Bryan Roach[17]; 13. 48-Neal Matuska[7]; 14. 71S-Doug Schenck[2]; 15. 87-Mike Mueller[12]; 16. 7S-Craig Campton[13]; 17. 29-Hunter Custer[16]; 18. 32-Jeremy Hunt[18]; 19. 89-George Gaertner Jr[15]; 20. 00-Kyle Finnegan[20] Lap Leaders: Jimmy Kouba 1-21, Kobs 22, Jimmy Kouba 23-25. No cautions! All cars finished. Outstanding race! GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award: Scott Brandt +9

Track Rat Photos Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11-James Giossi[4]; 2. 71S-Doug Schenck[6]; 3. 48-Neal Matuska[2]; 4. 87-Mike Mueller[1]; 5. 29-Hunter Custer[3]; 6. 89-George Gaertner Jr[7]; 7. 32-Jeremy Hunt[5] Lap Leaders: Matuska 1-4, Giossi 5-10. Cautions: (1) yellow for 32 spin turn 1 four laps in.

Meeks Video Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[3]; 2. 95-Kevin Bradwell[2]; 3. N1-Ty Sampair[1]; 4. 55-Joseph Kouba[4]; 5. 7S-Craig Campton[5]; 6. 00-Kyle Finnegan[6]; (DNS) 7B-Scott Brandt Lap Leaders: Sampair 1, Jimmy Kouba 2-10. No cautions. 7B scratched for heat with power steering pump failure. Ready for feature.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[1]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[3]; 3. 16-Anna Hippe[2]; 4. 12X-Blake Anderson[5]; 5. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[4]; 6. 99-Bryan Roach[6] Lap Leader: Kobs 1-10. Cautions: (1) yellow for 99 spin turn 2 five laps in.

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – It looks like the $10,000 title for Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series presented by KS Sales and Service is going to come down to Craig Mintz and Byron Reed. Mintz dominated Friday on Smith Family Foods/Comfort Keepers Night at Attica Raceway Park for his second straight FAST win, closing the point gap on Reed.

Mintz, from Gibsonburg, Ohio, had a nearly seven second lead in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint Feature until a caution flew with nine laps to go. Meanwhile Reed had worked his way from 14th starting position to fourth. Every time Mintz would open up a lead the final few laps a caution would fly and when the final yellow was displayed with three laps to go Mintz led Stuart Brubaker and Reed. Reed was able to take second with two to go but ran out of time to catch Mintz who led all 30 laps.

It was Mintz’ first win of the year at Attica and the 14th of his career at the track, tying him with Butch Schroeder for seventh on the all time win list for the division.

“You see that yellow light come on and you don’t know where you are. The 16 (Brubaker) is really good at the top and I look at the score board and the 5 (Reed) was coming. You start in the back like he did and you’re in the top three with a few laps to go you have a good race car. I just put my foot on the floor and aimed it to the curb. These Elite wings….they put down force on this thing and make this Ti22 GF1 Chassis work and Linder’s ProShocks put some great shocks on it and we were ready to go,” said Mintz beside his Real Geese Decoys, Eagle Ignition Products; Real Archery Targets; KS Sales & Service; Shetzer Insurance; Story Equipment; S&S Builders; Keizer Wheels; Real Caps backed machine.

Mintz has scaled back his racing the past couple of years and is concentrating on trying to get his third FAST title.

“With a limited schedule it takes me a little while to knock the rust off. But everyone that stands behind me with this crew…they’ve worked their butts off and that’s why we have such a good race car. It goes from Monday through race day. Hopefully I can reward them with wins. I want to thank the fans for coming out in this terrible heat and supporting us,” Mintz added.

McClure, Ohio’s Rusty Schlenk has only raced at Attica once in 2016 in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models. However, he made his second visit one to remember. Despite a car leaking race fuel on him throughout the feature, he would drive around Ryan Markham in the last corner of the last lap to get his 22nd career Attica to continue to lead the division in all-time victories. In total, Schlenk has seven wins at various tracks this season.

“That was probably one of the stupidest moves I’ve made in my life. On about lap 10 it started pouring fuel out of the carburetor…it was hitting me in the face but we were having such a good run. I just chanced it. I was keeping an eye on where the water truck was in case it caught on fire. The car was awesome and I have to say thanks to my guys for putting the car back together after the incident in the heat,” said Schlenk of his Velocita-USA; Dowdy Fabrication; Kercher Engines; BAK Technologies; Big Tim; Take a Chance Farms; Shipley Automotive backed #91.

“I knew if we had a couple laps to run Ryan (Markham)…it took him three or four laps to get running…so I knew if we had a three or four lap run there at the end and I hit my marks I could win the thing. Sure enough he messed up a little bit going into one and it gave me just enough room to capitalize on the back stretch so I could get him in three,” added Schlenk.

Dundee, Michigan’s Dan McCarron has been building up confidence all season in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints. Earlier this year he got his first career win at Fremont Speedway and has had several top three runs against 410 and 360 sprints with the SOD organization. Friday at Attica McCarron would pass John Ivy with four laps to go and drove to his first career victory at the track which was worth $1,000 thanks to Griff’s Engines of Sandusky.

“We made changes at the beginning of the year and that win at Fremont…confidence is everything. Going up there with SOD…it’s nothing like down here. The competition down here is the best in the country by far. I have to thank my family for coming. They aren’t always all here. Thank you Blake who is a tremendous help,” said McCarron of his McCarron Sales and Promotions; All Star Performance; XYZ Machining; Timken; Rod End Supply; Simpson; Schoenfeld Headers; Engler Machine & Tool backed machine.

Mintz and Brubaker brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature but before a lap could be completed Chris Andrews experienced mechanical issues and spun. On the restart Mintz quickly established himself as the dominate driver as he pulled away from Brubaker, Tyler Gunn, Shawn Valenti and Dean Jacobs. Mintz hit lapped traffic by the sixth circuit and had half a straight-away lead over Brubaker as Gunn and Valenti battled for third.

With 10 laps in the books Mintz held a nearly five second lead over Brubaker with Valenti, Gunn and Dean Jacobs now jockeying for third. As Mintz continued to build his lead, Brubaker now had company from Valenti to challenge for second with Dean Jacobs and Reed closing. By lap 20, Mintz was rocketing into turn three while Brubaker was entering turn one! But that advantage was wiped out when Gunn spun.

On the restart Mintz would again pull away with Brubaker, Valenti and now Reed giving chase. Cody Gallogly would spin on lap 24 to bunch the field up again. When the green flew Mintz couldn’t shake Brubaker so easily this time with Valenti engaged in a tough battle with Reed. The race for fourth was also entertaining involving Dean Jacobs, Jordan Ryan, Caleb Griffith, Brian Lay and Gunn. Just as Reed took third with just three laps to go Broc Martin would stop.

Mintz would get a great restart as Reed drove under Brubaker for second. Mintz blasted the high line perfectly to take the win over Reed, Brubaker, Valenti and Dean Jacobs.

The 25 lap late model feature showcased a lot of fender rubbing and missed sliders. Markham and Larry Kingseed paced the field to green with Kingseed gaining the advantage over Markham, Dave Hornikel, Devin Shiels, John Mayes Jr., Schlenk and Matt Irey. Kingseed and Markham ran side by side until Markham took the lead on lap three.

Irey and Mayes would tangle on lap five and on the ensuing restart Josh Haynes would spin. On the next restart Kingseed attempted a big slider in turns three and four to regain the lead and he and Markham made heavy contact with Kingseed stopping and Markham continuing with a beat-up race car. When the green came back out Markham led Hornikel, Shiels, Schlenk, Mike Bores, Cody Scott and Mathew Chapman.

After a tremendous battle for second involving Hornikel, Shiels and Schlenk, Hornikel would spin with 10 laps scored. Now on the restart Markham had his hands full with Schlenk. Markham was better around the high line of turns three and four and Schlenk made up ground on the bottom of turns one and two. Markham and Schlenk ran within a car length of each other until a caution flew with four laps to go for a stalled Doug Baird. The restart order was Markham, Schlenk, Shiels, Bores, Irey, Scott, and Chapman.

When the green flew Markham pulled away slightly as Schlenk had to fend off a challenge from Shiels. But, as the white flag flew Schlenk had closed on Markham. As they raced into the final turns Schlenk drove under Markham and it was a drag race to the finish with Schlenk winning by a nose - .03 seconds. Shiels, Irey and Bores rounded out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 29 on Columbus Equipment/UBS Financial Night. It will be another Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series point night for the 410 sprints and also a JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro point night for the 305 sprints. The Sunoco American Late Model Series will also be in competition.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, July 22, 2016

Smith Family Foods/Comfort Keepers Night

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – O’Reilly Auto Parts

Qualifying

1.45L-Brian Lay, 12.583; 2.23-DJ Foos, 12.720; 3.60-Jody Keegan, 12.749; 4.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.781; 5.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.818; 6.73-Chris Andrews, 12.880; 7.83M-Broc Martin, 12.945; 8.09-Craig Mintz, 12.949; 9.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.982; 10.27-Cody Gallogly, 13.017; 11.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.069; 12.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.070; 13.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.083; 14.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.084; 15.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.095; 16.5R-Byron Reed, 13.116; 17.59-Bryan Nuckles, 13.127; 18.25M-Ken Mackey, 13.258; 19.9C-Jimmy Colvin, 13.279; 20.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.298; 21.1M-Dustin Stroup, 13.627; 22.96AU-Bruce White, 13.874; 23.89-George Hawkins, 13.976; 24.14-Daryl Daugherty, 15.771; 25.5T-Travis Philo, 99.990; 26.3J-Trey Jacobs, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 7. 9C-Jimmy Colvin[7] ; 8. 1M-Dustin Stroup[8] ; 9. 89-George Hawkins[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 4. 25M-Ken Mackey[5] ; 5. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 6. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[6] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 73-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 4. 27-Cody Gallogly[1] ; 5. 9-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles[6] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 4. 9C-Jimmy Colvin[4] ; 5. 1M-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 6. 14-Daryl Daugherty[8] ; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles[6] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[2] ; 9. 8J-Jess Stiger[5] ; 10. 89-George Hawkins[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[14] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 6. 33M-Caleb Griffith[9] ; 7. 9-Jordan Ryan[15] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[10] ; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[17] ; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 11. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 12. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[16] ; 13. 23-DJ Foos[6] ; 14. 9C-Jimmy Colvin[19] ; 15. 1M-Dustin Stroup[20] ; 16. 83M-Broc Martin[11] ; 17. 27-Cody Gallogly[13] ; 18. 25M-Ken Mackey[12] ; 19. 73-Chris Andrews[3] ; 20. 5T-Travis Philo[18]

Hard Charger: 5R-Byron Reed +12

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 2. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[8] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[2] ; 6. 94K-Kevin Mingus[4] ; 7. 66-Jamie Miller[5] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 3. 1X-Dustin Dinan[5] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[8] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath[1] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 7. 2L-Landon LaLonde[3] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[6]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 3. 45-Trevor Baker[5] ; 4. 2L-Landon LaLonde[6] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 6. 94K-Kevin Mingus[1] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[9] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 9. 9R-Dustin Rall[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[6] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 6. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 7. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[9] ; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[17] ; 10. 1X-Dustin Dinan[10] ; 11. 66-Jamie Miller[16] ; 12. 2-Ricky Peterson[14] ; 13. 25-Jason Keckler[11] ; 14. 36-Seth Schneider[20] ; 15. 45-Trevor Baker[18] ; 16. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 17. 97-Kyle Peters[12] ; 18. 2L-Landon LaLonde[19] ; 19. 47-Matt Lucius[13] ; 20. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath[15]

Hard Charger: 7M-Brandon Moore +8

Late Models – Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed[7] ; 3. 91-Rusty Schlenk[1] ; 4. 69-John Mayes Jr.[2] ; 5. 12-Kent Brewer[3] ; 6. 00-Mathew Chapman[8] ; 7. 3-Shaun Cains[4] ; 8. 12M-Bobby Michaels[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[4] ; 3. 71-Dave Hornikel[3] ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 5. 5J-Josh Haynes[1] ; 6. 92-Cody Scott[8] ; 7. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[5] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[5] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 4. 36-Matt Irey[8] ; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 6. 92-Cody Scott[12] ; 7. 00-Mathew Chapman[11] ; 8. 5J-Josh Haynes[10] ; 9. 69-John Mayes Jr.[6] ; 10. 71-Dave Hornikel[4] ; 11. 12-Kent Brewer[9] ; 12. 12M-Bobby Michaels[15] ; 13. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[14] ; 14. 69R-Doug Baird[16] ; 15. 3-Shaun Cains[13] ; 16. 21-Larry Kingseed[2]

Hard Charger: 92-Cody Scott +6

 

 

Sherman, Horstman, Anderson, Chris Hicks winners at Limaland

7/22/16 Lima, OH

The only thing hotter than the weather at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday night was the action on the track. No. 65 Todd Sherman picked up his first feature win of 2016 in the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, No. 17 Jared Horstman won the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders feature, No. 22T Tony Anderson won the Bud Thunderstock feature, and No.71 Chris Hicks grabbed the Ulms Inc, Tuff Truck win.

Kicking off the night were the Bud Thunderstocks in the McDonald's Dash for Cash. Sidney Ohio's Dan Wooten in the #54 car would grab the dash win and $100, courtesy of Lewis Family McDonald's of ima and Allen County.

The K&N Filters UMP Modifieds would be the first to run in feature action in their 20 lap A Main. UNOH Racer Jared Spalding in the No. 01 and No. 65 Todd Sherman would lead the field to green. Sherman would take off to the early lead over Spalding, No.22T Tony Anderson, and No. 18 Randy Lines. No. 95J Jerry Bowersock would make his way into the top 5. Cautions on laps 13, 14, and 15 would keep the field bunched up and create a great battle for 2nd, but there would be no stopping Sherman from grabbing his first win at Limaland in 2016 over a hard charging Lines. Anderson would be 3rd with Jerry Bowersock 4th, and Spalding finishing 5th.

Next up were the K&L ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders. No. 49 Shawn Dancer would bring the field to green alongside No. 87 Jason Barney. Dancer would lead the first 8 laps before getting upside down in turn 4, bringing out teh red flag. Dancer would walk away from teh wreck under his own power. Barney would inherit the lead on the restart and run strong in the middle of the track, until No. 17 Jared Horstman completed his ascent thru the ranks to grab the lead on lap 14. A very scary incident on lap 17 brought out a red flag, as No. 2 Kyle Sauder's car went up in flames, with Kyle jumping out of the car engulfed in fire. Safety crew were immediately on the scene to extinguish the blaze. Sauder walked to the ambulance under his own power, and was rtransported to a local medical facility, with no update available at this time. On the restart, No. 6S JR Stewart would blast to the point and seemed to be on his way to his 3rd win of 2016, but a last lap charge by Horstman would result in a win decided by just 0.056 seconds according to electronic scoring. No. 30 Hud Horton would finish 3rd, with No.35 Ron Blair 4th, and No. 5M Max Stambaugh 5th.

The Bud Thunderstocks would be third on the night with their 15 lap A Main. No. 22T Tony Anderson, and No. 7 Jordan Conover would bring the field to green, with Anderson leading early. Anderson would never be seriously challenged, but the rest of the top 5 spots were heavily contested throughout the race, with No. 26 Justin Long ccoming home 2nd in a backup car, Conover would finish 3rd, No. 82 Chris douglas would be fourth, and No. 27 Frank Paladino would complete the top 5.

The Ulms Inc. Tuff Trucks would wrap up the night with their 12 lap feature. The feature would begin with a bang as No. 51 Erik Wolleson would go up in flames down the front stretch, bringing out the caution and causing a complete restart. No. 71 Chris Hicks wasted no time in grabbing the lead from polesitter, No. 17D Chris Anderson and set sail, leading all 12 laps. Chris' brother Mike would run 2nd in the No. 33 truck after a hard fought battle with No. 20k Bill Keeler, who would end up 3rd. No. 9x Mike Grigsby would finish 4th and No, 17H Kelsey Helmig would complete the top 5.

Limaland Motorsports Park will roar back to life next Friday July 29th, when Homeland Technology Group presents "Meet the Drivers Night". The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints, K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, and Bud Thunderstocks will all be in action, trying to make end of season runs toward points championships. Come out and enjoy a great night of racing and an autograph session with the drivers of Limaland Motorsports Park! Details on this and all events can be found at www,limaland.com

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/22/2016 Four Banger Friday II

K&N Filters UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. 19-Ryan Ordway; 3. L5-Casey Luedeke; 4. 10B-Scott Bowersock; 5. 36-Brandon Vaughon; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler; 7. 41-Jason Mccoy; 8. 36D-Tom Conrad Jr.; 9. 3W-Dylan Woodling

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. O1-Jared Spalding; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 18-Randy Lines; 4. 4-Mike Learman; 5. 19B-Brandon Ordway; 6. 1-Will Norris; 7. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 8. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 9. 12B-Kelly Bowlby

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 95J-Jerry Bowersock; 2. 116-Jimmy Haager; 3. 34X-Andy Bibler; 4. 27-Frank Paladino; 5. 45P-Brian Post; 6. 4G-Bill Griffith; 7. 16-Jeff Koz; 8. 58P-Jim Post; 9. 92-Corey Shaffer

B-Main - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 1-Will Norris; 2. 16-Jeff Koz; 3. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 4. 4G-Bill Griffith; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler; 6. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 7. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 8. 36D-Tom Conrad Jr.; 9. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 10. 92-Corey Shaffer; 11. 41-Jason Mccoy; 12. 58P-Jim Post

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 65-Todd Sherman[2]; 2. 18-Randy Lines[8]; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson[5]; 4. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[3]; 5. O1-Jared Spalding[1]; 6. 116-Jimmy Haager[6]; 7. 16-Jeff Koz[17]; 8. 45P-Brian Post[15]; 9. 4-Mike Learman[11]; 10. L5-Casey Luedeke[7]; 11. 36-Brandon Vaughon[13]; 12. 10B-Scott Bowersock[10]; 13. 3W-Dylan Woodling[18]; 14. 1-Will Norris[16]; 15. 27-Frank Paladino[12]; 16. 4G-Bill Griffith[19]; 17. 20K-Bill Keeler[20]; 18. 19-Ryan Ordway[4]; 19. 19B-Brandon Ordway[14]; 20. 34X-Andy Bibler[9]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 35R-Ron Blair; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer; 3. 6S-Jr Stewart; 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr; 5. 57-Mike Dunlap; 6. 10J-Jarrod Delong; 7. 99-Don Warren

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 30-Hud Horton; 2. 17-Jared Horstman; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh; 4. 23-Devon Dobie; 5. 5W-Jeff Williams; 6. 23M-Jack Miller

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 87-Jason Barney; 2. 11-Tim Allison; 3. 6-Sean Hosey; 4. 33M-Matt Westfall; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder; 6. 12-Nick Roberts

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 17-Jared Horstman[5]; 2. 6S-Jr Stewart[7]; 3. 30-Hud Horton[3]; 4. 35R-Ron Blair[4]; 5. 5M-Max Stambaugh[8]; 6. 11-Tim Allison[6]; 7. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr[10]; 8. 23-Devon Dobie[11]; 9. 33M-Matt Westfall[12]; 10. 6-Sean Hosey[9]; 11. 12-Nick Roberts[18]; 12. 10J-Jarrod Delong[16]; 13. 5W-Jeff Williams[14]; 14. 23M-Jack Miller[17]; 15. 87-Jason Barney[2]; 16. 2-Kyle Sauder[15]; 17. 99-Don Warren[19]; 18. 49-Shawn Dancer[1]; 19. 57-Mike Dunlap[13]

 

 

Silver Dollars for David Gravel winner of the 25th Anniversary Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup

Sarver, PA (July 19, 2016) On a beautiful summer night in Sarver, PA, David Gravel was fast right out of the box Tuesday Night at Lernerville Speedway setting fast time for the night in his qualifying flight and then finished second in his heat to Daryn Pittman. An invert of six put Gravel on the pole for the dash and he stayed at the point the rest of the night; save for one lap in the 40-lap A-Main.

After dominating the six-lap dash, Gravel started on the pole and led the first 31 laps of the A-Main, but Donny Schatz meticulously reeled in Gravel as the leaders made their way through lapped traffic and drove underneath him into the lead on lap 31. But on lap 32, Schatz bobbled on the cushion as he approached a lapped car and Gravel took advantage by diving low exiting turn four and back into the lead. One last restart, (with five laps to go), stood between Gravel and a $25,000 payday as Silver Cup Champion. Schatz took one last shot at the lead following the restart, but Gravel held strong and took the checkered flag to score his second World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A-Main in the last four races; he won the Jokers Wild A-Main last Thursday night during King’s Royal weekend at Eldora Speedway.

Coming off a $50,000 payday last weekend at the King’s Royal, Schatz was never able to get back around Gravel after jumping the cushion in turn four on lap 32 and settled for a strong, but disappointing second place finish.

Dale Blaney also scored a bittersweet podium finish; having won the Silver Cup for the first time last summer and then starting on the front row with Gravel in tonight’s 40-lap Silver Cup A-Main. Blaney ran second early in the A-Main, but got shuffled back to fourth midrace before rallying to a solid third place finish. Kraig Kinser and Joey Saldana rounded out the top five.

Brad Sweet was en route to a podium finish, but slid off the back straightaway with five laps to go; surrendering third place in the process. Sweet requested a tow to the infield work zone, but did not rejoin the race. What could have been a podium finish for Sweet, ended up as a 24th place finish in the final rundown.

Former Lernerville Track Champion and two-time Silver Cup Champion Tim Shaffer came home sixth ahead of Shane Stewart, Chad Kemenah, Sheldon Haudenschild and PA Posse star Greg Hodnett.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will set their sights east across the PA Turnpike for this weekend’s Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.

7.19.2016 Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup XXV pres. by Classic Ink A-Main (40 Laps) 1. (5) David Gravel, Watertown, CT 2. (15) Donny Schatz, Minot ND 3. (1B) Dale Blaney, Fowler, OH 4. (11K) Kraig Kinser, Bloomington, IN 5. (83) Joey Saldana, Brownsburg, IN 6. (49X) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa 7. (2) Shane Stewart, Bixby, OK 8. (10H) Chad Kemenah, Alveda, OH 9. (93) Sheldon Haudenshild, Wooster, OH 10. (27) Greg Hodnett, Spring Grove 11. (9) Daryn Pittman, Owasso, OK 12. (1S) Logan Schuchart, Hanover 13. (18) Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, AUS 14. (71) Jamie Veal, Warrnambool, Victoria, AUS 15. (22) Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH 16. (4) James McFadden, Alice Springs, NT 17. (17W) Bryan Clauson, Sacramento, CA 18. (29) Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, AUS 19. (33) Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO 20. (1Z) Lucas Wolfe, Mechanicsburg 21. (2AJ) A.J. Flick, Apollo 22. (7) Paul McMahan, Elk Grove, CA 23. (41) Jason Johnson, Eunice, LA 24. (49) Brad Sweet, Grass Valley, CA 25. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver 26. (59) Jac Haudenschild, Wooster, OH Fast Qualifier: David Gravel – 13.176 seconds Heat Race Winners: D.Schatz, D.Blaney, D.Pittman, K.Madsen Last Chance Showdown Winner: Logan Schuhart C-Main Winner: Jared Zimbardi Dash Winner: David Gravel

Car Count Total: 48

 

 

Kaeding Capitalizes on Last-Lap Pass to Claim Randy Droescher Memorial and Round 1 of Midwest 360 Speedweek at Rapid Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ROCK RAPIDS, S.D. (July 19, 2016) - Tim Kaeding used a last-lap pass to win the opening round of the Midwest 360 Speedweek on Tuesday evening at Rapid Speedway.

Kaeding found a top groove in the closing laps to maneuver to the victory during the $2,400-to-win Randy Droescher Memorial, which was sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Touring Series. Kaeding also received a $10,000 bonus for his win provided by Chuck Brennan.

Troy Schreurs led the first 23 laps of the race before being mired in traffic in the final circuits. Kaeding, who started ninth, was constantly searching the track for the best groove. He cracked the top five during a restart on Lap 6, was up to third place on Lap 18 and took over the runner-up position with a slide job in turns three and four on Lap 22.

Kaeding then chased down Schreurs and closed to his rear bumper at the start-finish line as the white flag was being waved. Schreurs hit his marks in the middle of the track in turns one and two with Kaeding taking advantage of the grip he found around the top lane. He pulled even exiting turn two and had a nose in front entering turn three, but Schreurs tried a slide job that pushed both drivers up the track. It was a drag race to the finish with Kaeding edging Schreurs by 0.178 of a second.

Gregg Bakker, who spent the first 21 laps of the feature in second place, rounded out the podium with Kaley Gharst finishing fourth and Justin Henderson advancing from 11th to fifth.

Dusty Ballenger, Cory Eliason and Dylan Peterson were the heat race winners.

The Midwest 360 Speedweek resumes with Round 2 on Wednesday at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa.

Adult tickets at Clay County Fair Speedway are $15 with children ages 12 and younger free. The front gates open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

Midwest 360 Speedweek Race Report: Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, S.D., on July 19, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (1); 2. 17b-Ryan Bickett (3); 3. 7-Kaley Gharst (8); 4. 3z-Donovan Peterson (4); 5. 12s-Troy Schreurs (7); 6. 4-Cody Hansen (2); 7. 32-Matt Juhl (6); 8. 42-Kevin Flowers (5).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 5h-Cory Eliason (1); 2. 11x-Gregg Bakker (4); 3. 5-Eric Lutz (2); 4. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (6); 5. 75-Tommy Barber (7); 6. 6-Carson McCarl (8); 7. 2k-Kevin Ingle (3); 8. 97-Alan Gilbertson (DNS).

Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 25-Dylan Peterson (2); 2. 1h-Justin Henderson (1); 3. 3-Tim Kaeding (6); 4. 2-Derrik Lusk (3); 5. 14-Jody Rosenboom (5); 6. 429-Robby Wolfgang (7); 7. 12l-John Lambertz (4).

A Feature (24 Laps): 1. 3-Tim Kaeding (9); 2. 12s-Troy Schreurs (1); 3. 11x-Gregg Bakker (2); 4. 7-Kaley Gharst (4); 5. 1h-Justin Henderson (11); 6. 17b-Ryan Bickett (12); 7. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (6); 8. 5h-Cory Eliason (8); 9. 5-Eric Lutz (5); 10. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (7); 11. 429-Robby Wolfgang (16); 12. 75-Tommy Barber (14); 13. 14-Jody Rosenboom (15); 14. 2-Derrik Lusk (13); 15. 3z-Donovan Peterson (3); 16. 12l-John Lambertz (20); 17. 4-Cody Hansen (18); 18. 32-Matt Juhl (19); 19. 25-Dylan Peterson (10); 20. 6-Carson McCarl (17); 21. 42-Kevin Flowers (21); 22. 2k-Kevin Ingle (DNS); 23. 97-Alan Gilbertson (DNS). Laps Led: Troy Schreurs 1-23; Tim Kaeding 24.

MIDWEST 360 SPEEDWEEK SCHEDULE -

TUESDAY : Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapid, S.D., for the Randy Droescher Memorial ($2,400 to win/$250 to start) - WINNER: TIM KAEDING

WEDNESDAY : Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa ($2,000 to win/$200 to start)

THURSDAY : Redwood Speedway in Redwood Falls, Minn. ($2,000 to win/$200 to start)

FRIDAY : Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the Richard White Memorial ($2,500 to win/$300 to start)

 

 

Brian Herbert Sweeps the URSS “Wheatshocker Nationals”

The Eighth Annual Wheatshocker Nationals Championship night was a race to remember as the Rebels put on a show showcasing the best of young guns and cagey veterans. The thirty lap Feature had a little of everything in it for the fans of all ages. But when the checkered flag fell it was one of the original Rebels who would lay claim to the title, one that Brian Herbert wanted to win for a long time.

Koby Walters led the field to the green and jumped out to the early lead with Jed Werner, Keefe Hemel, Brian Herbert and outside pole sitter Lance Davis rounding out the top five after lap one. Werner made quick work of Walters to take the point on lap two as the young guns were pacing the field. Lap three saw the red flag fly as Taylor Velasquez took a ride in turn four after contact with another car. Velasquez was done for the night but uninjured in the flip.

On the restart Werner once again jumped out to the lead with Walters in tow but behind them three of the URSS’s veterans were on a mission to run down the pair. Keefe Hemel held down the third spot with Herbert and Luke Cranston who had made his way up to the fifth slot from his eighth starting position by lap five. Herbert set his sights on Hemel as the duo would battle for several laps before Herbert took the spot on lap number eleven. Herbert started to reel in Walters gaining ground each lap finally taking the runner up spot away on lap nineteen.

Up front Werner still held the point with Herbert looking to cut into the leader’s advantage. Slowly but surely Herbert worked lapped traffic to position himself to make a run at Werner. Lap twenty-six saw the caution flag wave once again as John Carney’s mount came to a stop in turn two. This set up a four lap shootout for the crown.

On the restart Werner slid up the track just enough for Herbert to take the spot away relegating Werner to second with a hard charging Cranston, Darren Berry and Mike Peters comprising the top five. Herbert never looked back as he powered his way around the 3/8’s mile oval for the remaining laps to pick up the sweep of the weekends race.

Brian Herbert also picked up the special Customized Ozark Mountain Pellet Grill as the high point earner for the weekend. The unique winner’s trophy was provided by S&W Supply/Federated Auto Parts of Hays. The URSS would like to thank Lance Pittman and all of the crew down at S&W Supply for their support of the Wheatshocker Nationals and the entire series. Stop by the number 97 trailer at the next event, Brian and his crew will be putting that grill through its paces at all future URSS Events.

The Keizer Aluminum Racing Wheels “Hard Charger Award” was picked up by Jake Bubak who raced his way from his twelfth starting position to finish sixth. Heat Race winners were John Carney, Mike Peters and Kris Moore.

Wheatshocker Nationals Night 2 Feature Results 1 Brian Herbert 2 Koby Walters 3 Luke Cranston 4 Darren Berry 5 Mike Peters 6 Jake Bubak 7 Zach Blurton 8 Ty Williams 9 Jed Werner 10 Keefe Hemel 11 John Webster 12 Jeremy Huish 13 Steven Richardson 14 Tracey Hill 15 Jeff Radcliffe 16 John Carney DNF 17 Lance Davis DNF 18 Nate Berry DNF 19 JD Johnson DNF 20 Taylor Velasquez DNF

B 1 1 John Carney 2 Ty Williams 3 Steven Richardson 4 John Webster 5 Jeff Radcliffe 6 Nate Berry 7 Kaden Taylor 8 Kevin Schramek 9 Craig Jecha 10 Michael Beckerman 11 Ryan Walters

B 2 1 Mike Peters 2 Jake Bubak 3 Taylor Velasquez 4 JD Johnson 5 Jeremy Huish 6 Tracey Hill 7 Jordan Randles 8 Austin McLean 9 Kris Moore 10 Aaron Ploussard 11 Cody Lampe 12 Kade Hagans

 

 

Wood Holds on to Claim First Hutch Nationals Sprint Car Victory!

Hutchinson, Kansas – July 15-16, 2016 - Danny Wood took advantage of Danny Jennings misfortune, then held off a strong turn four challenge to claim his first career Hutchinson Grand Nationals championship as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division wrapped up two days at the famed Kansas State Fairgrounds during the 60th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Hutchinson Grand Nationals Presented by Midwest Superstore Ford / Toyota of Hutchinson Friday and Saturday night.

It was an all-Norman, Oklahoma front row as Wood and Jennings led the eighteen car field to green with Jennings taking the lead from his outside front row starting position. Don Droud, Jr., C.J. Johnson and Jon Freeman were the top five after lap one with Jennings quickly opening a ten car length lead.

Jennings set a torrid pace atop the famed half-mile oval and began approaching slower traffic on lap five. That didn’t seem to slow the former two-time Hutchinson Grand Nationals winner as he maintained a seemingly comfortable ten car length lead on lap ten.

Near the races midway point, the leader began to slow and Wood was in striking distance and would take the lead in between turns one and two on lap twelve. The first and only caution would wave for Jennings as, for the second night in a row, his motor would expire.

On the final restart, the top five were Wood, Johnson, Droud, Jr. and eighth starting Jeremy Campbell as Wood stretched out to a half stretch lead with ten laps to go.

With four laps to go the leaders again approached slower traffic which allowed Johnson to cut the deficit to twelve car lengths. On the white flag lap Wood looked to have things under control heading down the backstretch but Johnson got a great run coming out of turn two and was full throttle down low entering turns three and four. It was a drag race to the checkered flag but it was a car length too short for Johnson as Wood would claim his first Hutch Nationals championship.

Six-time and defending tour champion Johnson settled for second while Droud, Jr. came home third. Campbell finished a strong fourth while former Hutch Nationals champion Jon Freeman rounding out the top five for the second night in a row.

Jeff Stasa came home a solid sixth for the second night in a row with J.D. Johnson, Marcus Dumsney, Heath Meyers and Ray Seeman rounding out the top five.

Friday night saw the NCRA sprinters compete in three qualifiers and they were won by Wood, Freeman and Jennings. The top six in the night’s “A Dash Qualifier” would make up the first three rows of Saturday night’s championship feature with the top six being Wood, Jennings, C.J. Johnson, Droud, Jr., Freeman and Stasa.

On Saturday night an eight lap “B” feature was run with the finishing order rounding out the balance of that night’s championship feature finale and that was won by Seeman.

Next up for the “winged warriors” of the NCRA sprint car division will be on Saturday and Sunday night, September 3-4, in a special two-day Labor Day weekend event at 81 Speedway in Park City. Complete format and purse will be announced later this week.

NCRA Sprint Cars

Kansas State Fairgrounds/Hutchinson, Kansas

July 15-16, 2016

18 Cars

Friday Night:

1st Qualifier: 1) Danny Wood, Jr., 2) T.J. Artz, 3) C.J. Johnson, 4) Ray Seeman, 5) Jake Greider, 6) Marcus Dumsney, 7) J.R. Topper

2nd Qualifier: 1) Jon Freeman, 2) Don Droud, Jr., 3) Jeremy Campbell, 4) Jack Dover, 5) Ryan Roberts, 6) Randy Woodside

3rd Qualifier: 1) Danny Jennings, 2) Josh Fairbank, 3) Jeff Stasa, 4) John Carney II, 5) J.D. Johnson, 6) Heath Meyer

A Dash Qualifier: 1) Danny Wood, 2) Danny Jennings, 3) C.J. Johnson, 4) Don Droud, Jr., 5) Jon Freeman, 6) Jeff Stasa, 7) Jeremy Campbell, 8) Ray Seeman, 9) Jack Dover, 10) John Carney II, 11) Jake Greider, 12) Marcus Dumsney, 13) Ryan Roberts, 14) Heath Meyer, 15) Josh Fairbank, 16) J.D. Johnson, 17) J.R. Topper, 18) Randy Woodside

Saturday Night:

B Feature (8 Laps): 1) Ray Seeman , 2) Jeremy Campbell, 3) Jack Dover, 4) Marcus Dumsney, 5) J.D. Johnson, 6) Heath Meyer, 7) Ryan Roberts, 8) Jake Greider, 9) Randy Woodside, 10) T.J. Artz, 11) Josh Fairbank, 12) Shane Sundquist, 13) J.R. Topper

A Feature (25 Laps): 1) (1) Danny Wood, 2) (3) C.J. Johnson, 3) (4) Don Droud, Jr., 4) (8) Jeremy Campell, 5) (5) Jon Freeman, 6) (6) Jeff Stasa, 7) (11) J.D. Johnson, 8) (10) Marcus Dumsney, 9) (12) Heath Meyer, 10) (7) Ray Seeman, 11) (13) Ryan Roberts, 12) (14) Jake Greider, 13) (17) Josh Fairbank, 14) (2) Danny Jennings, 15) (9) Jack Dover, 16) (16) T.J. Artz, 17) (18) Shawn Sundquist, 18) (19) J.R. Topper, 19) (15) Randy Woodside

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: WESTBROOK, SCHRADER, DEMAN, DINNING, & OLIVIERI WIN ON STRICKLAND'S GMC SPONSOR NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (July 15, 2016) - 139 drivers signed in to race in Sponsor Night presented by Strickland's GMC on Friday. Dylan Westbrook, Ken Schrader, Mack DeMan, Ryan Dinning, & Fabio Olivieri visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA SPONSOR NIGHT PRESENTED BY STRICKLAND'S GMC TOTAL ENTRIES - 139

———————————————————– KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (21 entries) Dylan Westbrook broke through with his first A-Feature win at Ohsweken in the 360 Sprint Car division on Friday. The 2015 Crate Sprint Car division champ had seen several 360 wins slip through his fingers in the past, and recently claimed the first two 360 wins of his career in Southern Ontario Sprints tour competition.

Westbrook started on the front row and led all 20 laps en route to the win, while Steve Collins moved up steadily to claim the runner-up spot. Defending 360 champ Glenn Styres settled for third, while Chris Steele charged from 12th to 4th, and Cory Turner rounded out the top five after racing in the top three earlier in the race.

Mitch Brown dropped from the pole position to finish 6th, but still leads the championship standings by 30 points over Cory Turner. Dylan Westbrook is 4th overall and leads the Rookie of the Year standings by 12 points over Jake Brown.

A-FEATURE (20 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2) 2. 67c Steve Collins (6) 3. 0 Glenn Styres (3) 4. 80 Chris Steele (12) 5. 97 Cory Turner (5) 6. 10 Mitch Brown (1) 7. 5d Dave Dykstra (7) 8. 17x Dain Naida (20) 9. 1-10 Jake Brown (8) 10. 6 Curtis Gartly (9) 11. 38 Tyler Hendricks (14) 12. 81 Derek Jonathan (4) 13. 14h Jim Huppunen (11) 14. 91 Ryan Turner (15) 15. 9 Steve Lyons (10) 16. 9nz Havard Daniels (19) 17. 2 Lee Winger (18) 18. 27z Stan Zanchin (16) 19. 0c Cole MacDonald (21) 20. DNF 67 Chris Durand (17) 21. DNF 11 Jamie Turner (13) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Dylan Westbrook (1-20) Hard Charger - Dain Naida (+12)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (1), 2. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 3. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (3), 4. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines ON (4), 5. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (6), 6. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (5), 7. DNF 9nz Havard Daniels, Auckland NZ (7)

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 67c Steve Collins, Belfast NY (4), 2. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (1), 3. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (2), 4. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (7), 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (6), 6. 67 Chris Durand, Port Stanley ON (5), 7. 0c Cole MacDonald, Waterdown ON (3)

STRICKLAND’S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - 1:56.986) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (3), 2. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (2), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (6), 4. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (1), 5. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (7), 6. 2 Lee Winger, Caledonia ON (5), 7. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (4)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 - Most heat race passing points): Steve Collins

 

 

Miller, Donahoo, Braaten, And Maricle July 16th Winners At Grove

By Ben Deatherage  Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway would host Bohemia Mining Days/Ladies Night on Saturday, July 16th. The historic ¼-mile would have some incredible racing all evening long. Classes in competition included the 360 Sprints, Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, and the Quality RV Repair Hornets.

The 360 Sprints would be on tap for the third and final round of the Interstate Sprint Car Series Triple Crown. Grants Pass driver Jared Ridge claimed the lead in the early goings of the main event but would be passed on lap seven by Garen Linder. Linder, who is from Central Point, lost the lead to Ridge on lap twenty-three. It looked like Ridge had the race won until the final lap when Eugene’s Kyle Miller made a daring pass in the last set of turns.

It would be the first winged 360 Sprint victory for Kyle Miller in 2016. Miller, driving of Kady Adelman, accumulated the most points over the three-race miniseries to win the Interstate Sprint Car Series Triple Crown.

Jared Ridge was the runner-up followed by Garen Linder in third. The rest of the top five would be made up of Burlington, Washington native Greg Hamilton, in fourth, and fifth finishing Chelsea Blevins from Anderson, California.

Britton Donahoo would be the guy to beat in the Late Model feature. Donahoo, out of Salem, obtained the top place position on the opening start. There he would remain for the entire distance to win his second victory of the season which makes him the first driver in the Late Models to visit the winner’s circle more than once so far in the current season.

Creswell’s Paul Culp finished second and ending the night in third was David Schmidt of Eugene. Redmond driver Ron Brewster got fourth while Chuck Christian, from Eugene, managed to place fifth.

In the IMCA Sport Mods Daniel Ray set the tone early. Ray, of Springfield, led the first lap until Jordon Braaten found his way around him on the eighth circuit. Braaten kept all challengers behind him to win for the fifth time at CGS.

Daniel Ray ended his night in second while behind him, in third, was Springfield’s Shawn Hand. Brandon Letsom, of Marcola, got fourth and Jayson Nelson, from Springfield, completed the top five in fifth.

Last but not least was the Quality RV Repair Hornets. Bernie Bryant was in front in the first four laps of the main. Bryant, of Sutherlin, would get passed on lap five by Joe Maricle. Maricle kept his mount in front of the rest of the field to win his seventh race of the year. It was also the fourth straight victory for the Veneta driver.

Josh Corley of Westfir crossed the wire second while Springfield’s K.C. Scott was third. Marcel Forte, of Junction City, would get fourth and Bernie Bryant was fifth.

Cottage Grove Speedway is in action next Friday and Saturday night for the Cottage Grove Modified Nationals. This will be one of the biggest races in the Pacific Northwest as far as IMCA Modifieds are concerned.

Friday, July 22nd will be the first evening of competition with a Race of Champions being run that night. Late Models and Streets stocks will also be racing. The Northwest Extreme Late Model Series will run alongside the regular CGS Late Models. Saturday, the 23rd, is the final night and will have the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints instead of Street Stocks as the support class. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

 

 

Brian Herbert Takes “URSS Wheatshocker Nationals” Preliminary Night Win

The Eighth Annual Wheatshocker Nationals kicked the 2016 Ellis County Fair with 25 teams checking into the gate to do battle at Rolling Plains Motor Speedway. The two night show draws drivers from Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. It was Dodge City’s “Flyin” Brian Herbert grabbing the Preliminary night victory to lock himself into the $2,000.00 to win show.

Koby Walters led the field to the green flag and grabbed the point with Brian Herbert, John Webster, John Carney and Austin Mclean rounding out the top five at the end of lap one. Carney immediately starting working on the third spot moving up to challenge Webster for the position. Three laps into the race Carney had made to the third spot from his eighth place starting spot. Carney soon was in the tire tracks of runner-up Brian Herbert wasting no time grabbing the position on lap four. The caution flag flew for the first time slowing the field and putting Carney on the leader’s tail tank.

On the restart, Carney used the high side to make his way by Koby Walters for the lead taking over the spot on lap five. Behind the leader, Walters, Herbert, Werner and Blurton comprised the top five after lap six. Back in the pack, Lance Davis started his run to the front coming from his twentieth starting spot making his way up to the twelfth spot by lap number eight. Davis then caught tenth place Austin Mclean and the pair raced side by side for several laps.

At the half way mark it was still John Carney pacing the field as lapped traffic started to come into play, with Walters, Herbert, Warner and Blurton all stringing their way through the slower traffic. Caution flew once again as Austin Mclean spun to bunch the field up once again. On the restart Carney once again bolted to the lead with Brian Herbert making his way around Koby Walters to take over the runner up spot. Lap sixteen saw Zach Blurton rocket past Walters and Werner to take over the third position. Walters was soon feeling the pressure from Luke Cranston who had methodically worked his up to make his bid to crack into the top five from his fifteenth spot on the grid.

Up front Carney continued to show the way with the laps winding down the caution waved once again for a spinning Austin Mclean to set up and three lap shootout. Carney once again jumped out to the lead with Herbert, Blurton, Werner and Walters in tow. As the white flag was shown to the leaders further back Darren Berry, Keefe Hemel and Lance Davis who had been jockeyed for positions eight through ten. The checkered flag flew as Carney bested the field with Herbert, Blurton, Werner and Walters rounding out the top five. After the race Carney’s car failed a post-race inspection and he was disqualified giving the win to Herbert.

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award goes to Lance Davis, moving up 11 spots from starting 20th, to finish 9th. Heat Race Winners were John Carney, John Webster and Zach Blurton

Wheatshocker Nationals Preliminary Results - 7/16 Feature --- Top Eight Locked into Tonight’s Feature

1 Brian Herbert 2 Zach Blurton 3 Jed Werner 4 Koby Walters 5 Luke Cranston 6 Darren Berry 7 Keefe Hemel 8 Lance Davis 9 John Webster 10 Steven Richardson 11 Kaden Taylor 12 Jeff Radcliffe 13 Kris Moore 14 Tracey Hill 15 Austin McLean 16 Ryan Walters 17 Jeremy Huish DNF 18 Nate Berry DNF 19 Mike Peters DNF 20 John Carney DQ

B Feature 1 Steven Richardson 2 Jeremy Huish 3 Darren Berry 4 Jeff Radcliffe 5 Luke Cranston 6 Ryan Walters 7 Nate Berry 8 Tracey Hill 9 Kris Moore 10 Lance Davis 11 Craig Jecha 12 Jordan Randles 13 Kevin Schramek 14 Michael Beckerman 15 Aaron Ploussard

 

 

Jared Zimbardi wins at Cornwall and becomes second winningest driver in Patriot Sprint Tour History

After settling for second on Saturday night at the Brockville Ontario Speedway to Jason Barney, Jared Zimbardi of Bradford, PA did one better Sunday night at the Cornwall Speedway with a late race pass to pick up his fifth Patriot Sprint Tour win of the season. St. Pie, QC driver Alain Bergeron started on the front row next to Jared Zimbardi to begin the 25 lap event with 23 cars starting. Bergeron grabbed the early lead for the first two laps before Jason Barney, who started third, took over the top spot officially on lap three and fourth place starter Jordan Poirier found an outside line that worked to his favor to grabbed the second spot. Multiple circuits would go on by as Barney would be holding off the teenage driver in Poirier. The lone caution of the event came out on lap 11 when Lee Winger went off turn four and was parked between the track and the catch fence. On the following restart, Zimbardi would immediately get by Poirier to grab second and set his sights on the race leader in Barney, similar to how it happened Saturday night at Brockville. The two would continue to race for the lead as they weaved their way through lap traffic and then on lap 21, Zimbardi would dive low to the bottom and put the slide job on Barney and be officially scored as the new race leader on lap 22. All of a sudden, Barney got stuck behind lap traffic and Mitch Brown would grab second with the white flag out. Zimbardi would grab the win but the battle for second was on between Barney and Brown and when the checkered came out, Barney would get just a good enough run on the bottom to retake second and Brown would have to settle for third. Steve Poirier would finish fourth and Devin Caron would complete the top five. It was Zimbardi’s 29th career win with the Patriot Sprint Tour passing Bryan Howland for second all-time and he only trails Chuck Hebing who has 42 career wins with the Patriot Sprint Tour. Qualifying heats went to Alain Bergeron, Jordan Poirier, and Jason Barney. Devin Caron picked up the Evingham Site Excavation Dash. The series next race will be at the Woodhull Raceway for the second time of the season this Saturday, July 23. The next PST-Canada race will be on Saturday August 20 back at the Brockville Ontario Speedway. Please be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com and to follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter. You can also ‘Like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook. The Patriot Sprint Tour is a 360 Sprint Car series that visits tracks in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario.

Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results: Cornwall Speedway July 17, 2016 A Main: JARED ZIMBARDI (5), Jason Barney, Mitch Brown, Steve Poirier, Devin Caron, Alex Vignault, Dylan Westbrook, Chris Jones, Parker Evans, Alain Bergeron, Ricky Wilson, Lee Ladoucer, Ryan Turner, April Wilson, Yan Bilodeau, Jake Brown, Dale Gosslin, Jordan Poirier, Guillaume Neiderer, Kyle Fraser, Paul Pekkonen, Harvard Daniels, Lee Winger Heat 1: Alain Bergeron, Mitch Brown, Jared Zimbardi, Dylan Westbrook, Lee Winger, Guillaume Neiderer, Harvard Daniels, Lee Ladouceur Heat 2: Jordan Poirier, Devin Caron, Steve Poirier, Chris Jones, Yan Bilodeau, Alex Vignault, Jake Brown, Paul Pekkonen Heat 3: Jason Barney, Parker Evans, Ryan Turner, Kyle Fraser, April Wilson, Rick Wilson, Dale Gosselin ESE Dash: Devin Caron, Chris Jones, April Wilson, Alex Vignault, Ryan Turner, Kyle Fraser

 

 

Richards, Lammers, Buhler and Haddy win at PDTR 7-16-2016

By: Amy Juech

Cellcom B-Mods rolled trackside first this evening with Mark Hoeppner and Cody Eickberg (Plymouth) setting the pace. Hoeppner jumped out to an early lead with Eickberg and Justin Green (Sheboygan Falls) close behind. Two quick cautions waved, each for a car which spun and was unable to restart before fellow drivers closed in. Eickberg had a strong restart with Green and Gary Glander (Sheboygan Falls) close behind. Glen Blanke (Sheboygan Falls) looked outside Justin Bauer (Sheboygan Falls) for eighth, as Kenny Richards driving for Brandon Berth looked inside Larry Zirbel (Iron Ridge) for fourth. Danny Espen filling in for Brandon Knepprath spun in turn two bringing out another caution. Eickberg moved quickly on the restart with Glander close behind. Green, Zirbel and Richards all battled for third place on lap 12. Joel Seagert driving for Todd Jensema looked to join in the battle for third. Spenser Long (Sheboygan Falls) spun again unassisted bringing out another caution sending him to the pits for the evening. Seagert went inside Zirbel and Richards for fourth. Patrick Hanson (Sheboygan Falls) spun again sending him to the pits for the night as well. Blanke slid into the turn 1 wall under caution and was able to rejoin the field. Eickberg had a strong restart over Green; Richards looked inside Glander for third. Richards raced his way inside Eickberg for the lead on lap 19. Seagert snuck under Zirbel for sixth. Richards continued to pull away from Eickberg by over a 10 car length lead as the checkers flew. Third went to Green followed by Zirbel and Seagert. Hard charger passing 4 cars was Danny Espen. Heat Winners: Justin Green and Kenny Richards

25 laps of Grand National racing was under the control of Matt Jackson (Sheboygan) and James Pagel (St. Cloud) setting the pace. Richard Hed (Plymouth) made his moves early to lead until a caution waved for Jamie Theobald (Sheboygan) breaking and coming to rest early. Hed regained the lead until another caution came out for Brian Cesar (Sheboygan), Matt Jackson (Sheboygan) and Josh Pierce (Fredonia) colliding. Another strong restart for Hed but Steven Weber (Plymouth) was looking outside for the lead. Matt Yancey (Sheboygan) went outside Tim Simon (Fond du Lac) for sixth. Many drivers were looking to advance and were very racy running two and three wide lap after lap. Hed and Weber battled for the lead; meanwhile Jeff Lammers (Plymouth) looked inside for second. Pagel and Yancey competed for third. Tyler Kulow (New Holstein) and Melissa Singer (Waldo) swapped twelfth. Yancey went outside Weber for the lead, Lammers was shoved down and bounced off the tires and lost a few positions. Lammers battled his way back and took over second place from Weber. Yancey caught lapped traffic only to have a caution wave for Michael Gilson (Elkhart Lake) who spun in front of the leaders. Lammers went inside Yancey on the restart for the lead on lap 18. Yancey battled back to regain the lead. Hed took over fifth from Weber. Cesar was back up to sixth after restarting in the back of the pack during an earlier caution. Justin Erickson (Plymouth) was pushed through the infield. Lammer was out front to take the white, final caution waved for Gilson who retired to the pits for a second unassisted spin. Green, White, Checker restart with Lammers out front. Double checkers waved for Lammers, followed by Yancey, Matt Loehr (Mt. Calvary), Simon and Weber. Hard charger passing 11 cars was Matt Loehr. Congratulations to Lammers on his first feature win. B-Main Feature results were Tyler Kulow, Ethan Ross (Waupun), Michael Gilson, Donny Singer (Waldo) and alternate was Johnathon Singer (Random Lake) Heat Winners: Justin Erickson, Jeff Lammers and Steven Weber

Next out were the Johnsonville Sausage Late Models with Chris Carlson (Union Grove) and Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah) who made up the front row. Buhler advanced quickly to the top spot. Jim Schmidt (Cleveland), Ron Stroika (Mukwonago) and Jim Letizia (Milwaukee) went three wide for eighth. Justin Schmidt (Cleveland) went outside Turk Letizia (Milwaukee) for fourth. Carlson spun himself around which brought out a caution. Stroika spun around and managed to keep going on the restart. Brad Mueller (Random Lake) worked his way into second over Justin Schmidt. Buhler continued to lead; Jim Schmidt was outside Turk Letezia for fifth. Buhler caught lapped traffic by lap 12. Justin Schmidt looked inside Mueller for second and it worked. Jim Schmidt broke a drive shaft and retired to the pits. Billy Rezutek (Big Bend) pulled into the infield with mechanical issues. Carlson maneuvered his way past Tony Peterson (Big Bend) for seventh. Buhler’s lead dwindled as Justin Schmidt caught up. Checkers flew for Buhler, followed by Justin Schmidt, Mueller, Turk Letezia and Charlie Schmidt (Oostburg). Dave Thomas (Franklin) and Eric Michaels (Cleveland) were both hard chargers passing 4 cars each. Heat Winners: Tim Buhler and Charlie Schmidt

Chris Clayton (Waldo) and Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) set the pace for the Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprints feature. Clayton and McMullen battled side by side for the lead, McMullen managed to take over the lead. Lance Fassbender (Burnett) slowed on the backstretch bringing out our first caution. McMullen regained control of the field and slowly started to pull away. Drivers settled in single file. McMullen caught lapped traffic on lap 7. Clayton was back on McMullen’s bumper maneuvering their way through traffic. Tim Haddy (Waupun) managed to join in and compete for second place. Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) and Jim Melis (Glenbeulah) were running eighth and ninth. Ben Schmidt (Howards Grove) running Samantha Portschy car stopped for mechanical issues. On the restart lapped cars were left in. McMullen pulled away with the lead again, Clayton passed Haddy back for second. Tony Wondra (Campbellsport) worked his way around Jim Melis for seventh. Jason Johnson (Campbellsport) looked at the bumper of Kurt Davis (West Allis) for ninth. McMullen was back into lapped traffic on lap 20. McMullen was flying and slowly picking off a car at a time. Jim Melis passed Wondra back for seventh. Haddy passed Clayton back for second. McMullen tangled in lapped traffic and spun coming out of turn 4. McMullen lost the lead and has to restart in the back. Any driver that spins must restart in the rear of the field. All lapped cars are pulled out and must restart in the rear with less than five laps to go. Tim Haddy was our new leader with a green, green, white, checker finish. Haddy jumped out to an early lead over Clayton, Goeden and Jim Melis as they settled in behind. Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac) advanced into fifth and that’s how they crossed the checkers. Hard charger passing 8 cars was Donny Goeden. B-Main Feature results were Al Schlafer (Sussex), Doug Wondra (Oakfield), Wil Gerrits(Waupun), Josh Teunissen (Waldo), Nich Melis (Plymouth), Kevin Karnitz (West Bend) and alternate was Richard Kaiser Heat Winners: Jim Melis, Justin Miller (Plymouth), Andrew Westphal and Kurt Davis

Special thanks to Pit Stop Pizza for being the evening Trophy Sponsor. Please join us next week. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP

 

ERIE, MI (July 18, 2016) - Fremont, Ohio’s Stuart Brubaker charged to a crowd-pleasing Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP feature win Friday night at Winston Speedway in Rothbury, Michigan.

 

Gregg Dalman grabbed the lead at the start from the pole with Brett Mann looking like he may have something for the leader.  Dalman started to pull away as Mann slipped high on turn 2 allowing Chris Pobanz to take 2nd and Stuart Brubaker 3rd.  Dalman looked to be the class until John Gall & Jay Steinebach tangled on lap four with Gall flipping.  Neither driver was able to continue.  

 

After the red, Dalman continued to lead, but it soon became evident that the handle was going away on Dalman’s car and after a back and forth battle, Brubaker got by Dalman as he slid high in turn two.  Brubaker was an expert at negotiating traffic on the slick surface and easily held on for the win.  After the 4th lap red, the feature went nonstop and point leader Brian Smith was turning faster laps than the leader at the end, but it was too little, too late.  

 

Smith (Fremont, Ohio), the current SOD point leader, started the feature in eleventh place after not making the feature nine-car draw for the top starting positions.  Smith was the KSE Hard Charger Award winner.  Dalman held on to finish third, and discovered that a tire pressure bleeder had stuck open causing his handling problem.  Brett Mann, driving Tony Bures’ #58 finished 4th, and Mark Aldrich was 5th.

 

Engine Pro SOD by ARP Feature

Finish

Car #

Driver

Start

Awards

Contingencies

1

35

Stuart Brubaker

3

 

Rod End Supply

2

2+

Brian Smith

11

KSE Hard Charger

Rod End Supply

3

49T

Gregg Dalman

1

 

Rod End Supply

4

58

Brett Mann

5

Ti22 Draw Winner

Racing Optics

5

1A

Mark Aldrich

8

 

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

89

Chris Pobanz

2

Engine Pro Lucky Dog

King Racing Products

7

46

Robert Huiskin

4

 

 

8

7

Shawn Valenti

12

 

 

9

0

Steve Irwin

9

 

 

10

41

Thomas Schinderle

16

 

 

11

71H/27

Brad Lamberson

7

 

 

12

4T

Josh Turner

6

 

 

13

8

Justin Ward

10

 

 

14

27x

Jared Lamberson

14

 

 

15

91L

Lexi Adgate

18

DMI Draw Winner

 

16

1

Eric Smith

19

 

 

17

6

Tyler Beardon

17

 

 

18

10S

Jay Steinebach

13

 

 

19

81

John Gall

15

 

 

 

Engler Heat Win  - Brett Mann

58, 89, 0, 8, 10s, 41, 24

 

Lane Automotive Heat Win – Mark Aldrich

1a, 4t, 46, 2+, 27x, 6

 

COMP Cams Heat Win – Gregg Dalman

49t, 35, 27, 7, 81, 91L

 

Kistler Racing Products Contingencies – Chris Pobanz, Stuart Brubaker

BR Motorsports Contingency – Steve Irwin

COMP Cams Contingency – Josh Turner

Allstar Performance Contingency – Robert Huiskins

Schoenfeld Headers Contingency – Brad Lamberson

 

ERIE, MI (July 18, 2016) - Stevie Irwin (Fenton, MI) finally got the monkey off his back, and mastered rush-hour traffic to take home the exciting Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt by ARP feature win at Crystal Motor Speedway (Crystal, MI) Saturday night.  Irwin started in 2nd place along SOD points leader Brian Smith on the front row, and chased Smith in the early stages of the race.  While Smith ran the middle groove and higher, Irwin eventually found the bottom to his liking.  As has been commonplace with SOD races having very few cautions in 2016, lapped traffic was heavy for the leaders.  Both Smith and Irwin made heart-stopping, crowd pleasing passes.  Initially it looked like Smith would cruise to his 4th win, but Irwin settled into his low-rider mode and started reeling in the leader, eventually catching Smith on lap 14.  The capacity crowd then got their money’s worth as the two traded the lead back and forth until Irwin finally took command for good.  While Smith continued within striking distance of the leader, it was clear that handling was going away on his 2+. 

 

The race was interrupted only once, on lap 11, when Tom Schinderle, running 9th, hit the wall and came to a stop with a flat right rear tire.  Jay Steinebach had nowhere to go and came to a stop to avoid Schinderle’s car at the bottom of the track at the start/finish line.

 

Smith appeared to have a tire seal over, and while doing his best to hold onto a good finish, he bounced off the front straight wall.  Although the tire didn’t immediately go flat, his right rear wheel was about 3-4 inches narrower after the impact.  He held on, going one lap down on the last lap to finish in 10th place.

 

Irwin, who splits his time racing winged and non-winged sprints, has won non-winged races this season, but has struggled, for the most part, with wings.  Well aware of his issues, Irwin has focused on finding and fixing his issues.  While he struggled Friday at Winston Speedway, it was clear that he found the right combination for Crystal.

 

Irwin finished the race with a good-sized lead, followed by Dustin Stroup in 2nd, Shawn Valenti in 3rd, Dan McCarron in 4th, and Dain Naida in 5th.

 

Friday’s winner at Winston Speedway, Stuart Brubaker, was disqualified for the remainder of the show after an on-track incident during the COMP Cams (3rd) heat race.

 

The Crystal show added another gold star to the 2016 Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt by ARP season under the new SOD unlimited format on the new Hoosier spec tires.  Good car counts, very competitive racing, plenty of side-by-side racing, multiple racing grooves, and very few cautions, mostly due to mechanical issues have been the hallmarks of every show without exception; SOD races have won high praise from competitors and fans alike.

 

Engine Pro SOD by ARP Feature

Finish

Car #

Driver

Start

Awards

Contingencies

1

0

Steve Irwin

2

 

Rod End Supply

2

1M

Dustin Stroup

3

 

Rod End Supply

3

7

Shawn Valenti

8

Ti22 Draw Winner

Rod End Supply

4

22M

Dan McCarron

5

 

Racing Optics

5

17x

Dain Naida

4

 

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

4T

Josh Turner

10

 

King Racing Products

7

81

John Gall

9

 

 

8

27

Brad Lamberson

13

 

 

9

89

Chris Pobanz

17

KSE Hard Charger

 

10

2+

Brian Smith

1

 

 

11

10S

Jay Steinebach

16

DMI Draw Winner

 

12

46

Robert Huiskin

15

 

 

13

3A

Mike Austrauskas

11

 

 

14

8

Justin Ward

6

 

 

15

24

Eric Smith

14

Engine Pro Lucky Dog

 

16

27x

Jared Lamberson

18

 

 

17

91L

Lexi Adgate

19

 

 

18

31

Tanner Austrauskas

20

 

 

19

49T

Gregg Dalman

7

 

 

20

41

Thomas Schinderle

12

 

 

 

 

Engler Machine & Tool Heat Win - Brian Smith

2+, 7, 17x, 4t, 27, 10s, 1a, 91L

 

Lane Automotive Heat Win – John Gall

81, 1m, 8, 3a, 24, 89, 6, 31

Olp;

COMP Cams Heat Win – Gregg Dalman

49t, 22m, 0, 41, 46, 27x, 35 (DQ)

 

Kistler Racing Products Contingencies – Shawn Valenti, Dustin Stroup

BR Motorsports Contingency – Dain Naida

COMP Cams Contingency – Dustin Stroup

Allstar Performance Contingency – Justin Ward

Schoenfeld Headers Contingency – Steve Irwin

 

For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  The full 2016 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, driver member form, news, and other information can be read at www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

 

 

Déjà vu: Pat Lavery, Dalton Doyle Add Summer Championships to 2016 Win Totals

OSWEGO, NY (July 18, 2016) – Just weeks after each winning the Spring Championship, both Pat Lavery and Dalton Doyle were at it again on Saturday night at Oswego Speedway, driving to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane in the Novelis Supermodified and Pathfinder Bank SBS Summer Championships presented by Crop Production Services.

For Lavery, the win was the third of his veteran Supermodified career at the Steel Palace, as he fought off early charges from Dan Connors Jr. and later on Mike Muldoon, to score the 50-lap victory putting him and his team right back in the hunt for the Novelis Supermodified driver’s championship.

With the win, Lavery surges to fifth in the driver standings only 20.5 points behind new leader Michael Barnes.

Barnes, who had led the points earlier in the season, fell to the runner-up spot in recent weeks behind Dave Gruel, but a fifth place finish Saturday catapults Barnes back to the top spot by 4.5 over Gruel, 7.5 over Sitterly, and 15 over Saturday’s runner-up finisher Muldoon.

Muldoon, Keith Shampine, Sitterly, and Barnes chased Lavery across the finish line in the closing stages of the Summer Championship.

“I was just trying to get everything I could get,” said Lavery. “The middle of the race there I took a little too long getting around Hal (LaTulip) and Michael (Muldoon) made a great move to get by me, but we caught a break with a caution flag. He’s a good racer too, I have fun racing with him.”

The move Lavery referenced came on lap 15 as the leaders approached the lapped car of Hal LaTulip. Lavery got caught in behind the LaTulip No. 56 going into the first turn allowing Muldoon to roll the top of the track and temporarily take the lead. However, a caution before a lap could be completed meant that Lavery would restart in the top spot.

Connors and Lavery would bring the Novelis Supermodified field to the Cam’s Pizzeria green flag on Saturday with the duo running wheel to wheel for the opening lap of the race before Lavery would eventual surge to the lead in the Graham Racing No. 12.

Starting fourth in the lineup, Muldoon made all the right moves very early on to eventually slide the No. 15 up into the runner-up spot with Lavery in his sights.

With Lavery, Muldoon and now Shampine in the top three spots by lap 10, Sitterly and Barnes began their charge through the pack from eighth and tenth in the lineup.

The duo managed to make quick work of Tim Snyder, Abold, Bellinger and eventually Connors to file in behind Shampine before the lap 15 mark when Muldoon looked to have taken the lead.

Unfortunately a nice early run for Connors would come to an end at lap 20 as the No. 01 spun into the first turn to bring out the caution.

On the restart Lavery led Muldoon, Shampine, Sitterly, Barnes, Bellinger, Abold, Gruel, Bond, and Danzer.

After the green lights came back on Abold was able to dart under Bellinger for sixth in the No. 05, making the lead pack a six car runaway.

The races final caution would wave at lap 28 as July 2 winner Aric Iosue found the turn three foam in the No. 11. Iosue was ok, but done for the night.

The caution brought the field together one more time and on the restart Barnes tried several attempts at the high side of the Sitterly No. 7 but was unable to make a move stick.

As the final laps progressed, a six car lead pack became four with Lavery, Muldoon, Shampine, and Sitterly on the move. Muldoon looked to have something for Lavery late, but fell short, as Lavery cruised to his second win of 2016.

Muldoon talked to infield announcer Keith Zehr post-race about his run.

“We were tight,” said Muldoon. “We were having real trouble on the restarts. As soon as you get up behind someone you lose the front wing and it just gets so tight you can’t get underneath anyone. Congrats to Pat (Lavery). If anyone is going to win but me, I’d want it to be him.”

Shampine scored another podium in the Chris Osetek No. 55.

“We found some things wrong with the car after the last race and came out last night to test and made a lot of gains,” said Shampine, who travels from North Carolina to race at the Speedway. “We’ve been staying up here quite a bit this summer. I don’t have too many commitments down in Charlotte right now, so it allows me to stay up here, it’s a lot cooler up here.”

Muldoon, Abold, and Lavery would score Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint Heat Race Challenge victories on Saturday.

Barnes was the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger winner with Shampine the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer.

Lavery went on to earn the Radical Racegear Lap Leader Award with Dave Cliff collecting the Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on the Lead Lap Award.

In the Pathfinder Bank SBS Summer Championship it was Dalton Doyle dominating the competition on his way to victory lane to score his sixth career main event win driving the No. 01 machine.

Doyle started from the third position on Saturday, eventually working by early leader Jesse Bearup to take the lead on lap 6, racing away to the win over Mike Bruce, Anthony Losurdo, Bearup, and championship leader Dave Cliff.

“As soon as we got out there for the hot laps, the car was pretty flawless and I was happy with what we had,” said Doyle. “After the lap 21 caution Bruce gave me a shot in the back bumper to let me know he was there, as if I didn’t know it already. I tried driving the car twice as hard as I was going before and it just didn’t feel right after that, but I guess I wanted this win tonight.”

Kreig Heroth, Camden Proud, Mike Bond, Jack Patrick, and Scott Shafer rounded out the top ten finishers in Saturday’s SBS Summer Championship.

Cameron Rowe and Bearup led the field to the green Saturday with Bearup jumping out front early in the No. 37.

Doyle would eventually come on from third, diving to the race lead at lap six and quickly jumping to a comfortable margin.

After starting fifth, Bruce would find the third spot before the halfway point in the No. 22 and at lap 15 the top ten rundown showed Doyle, Bearup, Bruce, Heroth, Losurdo, Proud, Cliff, and Bond in the top spots.

With only ten laps to go, Bruce made a nice charge to the outside of Bearup to try and score the second position, but Bearup would fight back on the low side. The two runners would eventually come up behind the lapped car of Alex McRae, with the McRae No. 14 swapping ends after having been heavily pressured by both Bearup and Bruce to make way.

The caution with nine laps to go allowed Bruce to draw to the back bumper of Doyle ahead of Bearup, Heroth, Losurdo, Cliff, Bond, Proud, Patrick, and Rowe.

After the restart the real race was from third on back as Losurdo, Cliff and Bond were locked in a tremendous race to try and find top five positions along with Bearup.

As Doyle and Bruce ran off to the top two positions, Losurdo was able to squeeze his way into the third position in the No. 1, making his way by Bearup on the final circuit of the 30-lap affair.

Proud, Bearup, and Patrick scored Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint Heat Race Challenge victories as Doyle collected the Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award.

Losurdo was the night’s D&S Landscaping Hard Charger with Bearup the Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer.

Bearup would be credited as the White’s Car Care 4th Place Finisher with Rowe as the Bacc-Off Hard Luck recipient.

Racing at Oswego Speedway continues on Saturday, July 23 with the Davis Bros. Inc. $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified and the $1,500 to win Mr. Pathfinder Bank SBS.

Kids 16 and under with paid adult and active military with I.D. are free.

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or call (315) 342-0646. Visit the Speedway on social media @OswegoSpeedway or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway.

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Summer Championship pres by. Crop Production Services

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Summer Championship (50-laps): 1. 12 - Pat Lavery, 2. 15 - Mike Muldoon, 3. 55 - Keith Shampine, 4. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 5. 68 - Michael Barnes, 6. 05 - Jeff Abold, 7. 50 - Dave Gruel, 8. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 9. 47 - Bob Bond, 10. 52 - Dave Danzer, 11. 00 - Joe Gosek, 12. 99 - Dave Cliff, 13. 0 - Tim Snyder, 14. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 15. 11 - Aric Iosue, 16. 24 - Jerry Curran, 17. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 18. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 19. 14 - Kreig Heroth

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #68 - Michael Barnes

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #55 - Keith Shampine

Radical Race Gear Lap Leader: #12 - Pat Lavery

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on the Lead Lap: #99 - Dave Cliff

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 47 - Bob Bond, 5. 99 - Dave Cliff, 6. 24 - Jerry Curran

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 05 - Jeff Abold, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 11 - Aric Iosue, 5. 52 - Dave Danzer, 6. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr.

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 12 - Pat Lavery, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 4. 0 - Tim Snyder, 5. 00 - Joe Gosek, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Pathfinder Bank SBS

Pathfinder Bank SBS Summer Championship (30-laps): 1. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 2. 22 - Mike Bruce, 3. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 4. 37 - Jesse Bearup, 5. 50 - Dave Cliff, 6. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 7. 54 - Camden Proud, 8. 74 - Mike Bond, 9. 9 - Jack Patrick, 10. 76 - Scott Shafer, 11. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 12. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 13. 23 - Cameron Black, 14. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 15. 15 - James Babcock, 16. 14 - Alex McRae

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #1 - Anthony Losurdo

Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer: #37 - Jesse Bearup

White's Car Care 4th Place: #37 - Jesse Bearup

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #01 - Dalton Doyle

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #77 - Cameron Rowe

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 54 - Camden Proud, 2. 74 - Mike Bond, 3. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 4. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 5. 14 - Alex McRae

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 37 - Jesse Bearup, 2. 22 - Mike Bruce, 3. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 4. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 5. 76 - Scott Shafer

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 9 - Jack Patrick, 2. 50 - Dave Cliff, 3. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 4. 23 - Cameron Black, 5. 99 - Dennis Rupert

 

 

Double-X Speedway California, MO July 17, 2016

By Dean Reichel

For Immediate Release--

While the heat proved challenging for some, Jonathan Cornell was one cool customer during Sunday Night Thunder as he racked up yet another victory in winged sprint car action for Sonic at Double-X Speedway. Starting on the front row with fellow heat race winner Taylor Walton, Cornell took the lead in turn one on the opening lap and quickly opened up a sizeable lead. Walton gave chase for 24 laps, keeping the leader in sight but not able to make up any ground on the fleet #28 machine. As Cornell came out of turn four to take the checkered flag the red light came on as the checkered waved for Walton who had contacted the backstretch wall and turned over. With Cornell claiming the victory, Tyler Blank finished second, Corey Nelson earned third. Walton, as a result of bringing out the red was scored as the final car on the lead lap in fourth and Ricky Logan made a return to the speedway claiming fifth. Cornell and Walton claimed the heat races.

The Super Stock class saw a similar situation with Derek Henson taking the early lead with the remainder of the field giving chase. From the drop of the green flag, Harlan Dowell would run the high line slowly gaining on the leader and on lap 13 Dowell would pass Henson in turns one and two. A caution on lap 14, for a stalled car on the front stretch before the checkered flag was displayed forced a green, white, checker restart. Dowell would hold off Henson for the "overtime" period to claim the win. Derek Henson, John Clancy Jr., Clayton Campbell and Arthur Hays would round out the top five. Dowell claimed the lone heat race in the class.

The 600cc Micro Sprint class saw Kameron Key lead the green to checker feature event to claim the win. Braydon Cromwell drove a great race but was unable to mount a challenge for the leader and came home second. Travis Arnold, Nick Rasa and Brian Wood rounded out the top five. Key and Arnold claimed the heat race victories.

In the Hobby Stock Division, Chuck Coffey put his #171 machine into victory lane again this season. Mike Schrader worked his way into the second spot at the stripe with Derek West finishing third in his first visit to the track, Jeremiah Walligford was fourth and Rudy Wirts completed the top five. Coffey also claimed the heat race in the division.

Next Sunday night the ASCS Warrior Region returns for the 14th annual Clyde Wood Memorial event. Always an exciting event, top sprint car drivers are on hand to compete. Gates will open early for tailgating, be sure to join us for this annual event. The season will come to a close on Sunday July 31st when season long awards will be presented at the conclusion of the evenings races.

Double-X Speedway Results- July 17. 2016-

Sprint Cars- Feature Event- 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 3. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 4. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 5. 75K-Ricky Logan, Little Rock,AR; 6. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 7. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 8. 48-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 9. Scott Comstock, Prairie Home; 10. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 11. 0-Mike Trent, Rocheport (DNS) Heat 1- 1. Cornell; 2. Nelson; 3. Blank; 4. Brown; 5. Paulus; 6. Carpenter Heat 2- 1. Walton; 2. Elliott; 3. Logan; 4. Comstock; 5. Trent

Super Stock- Feature- 1. 29-Harlan Dowell, Jr. Tipton; 2. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 3. 8-John Clancy,Jr. California; 4. 30C-Clayton Campbell, Otterville; 5. 7-Arthur Hays, California; 6. 21-Kenny Riegel, Jefferson City; 7. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 8. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia Heat 1- 1. Dowell; 2. D. Henson; 3. Clancy Jr.; 4. C. Henson; 5. Campbell; 6. Hays; 7. Riegel; Berry-DNS

600cc Micro Sprints- Feature- 1. 7JR-Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 2. 4C-Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack; 3. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 4. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 5. 92-Brian Wood, California; 6. 4R-Braydon Renfro, Tipton; 7. 15-Kaitlin Boland, Columbia; 8. 5-Paul Alberson, Marshall 9. 27-Jon Bernhardt, Sedalia; 9. 9S-Nick Schaefer, Marshall; 10. 22A-Mitch Workmann, Belle (DNS) Heat 1- 1. Key; 2. Cromwell; 3. Schaefer; 4. Wood; 5. Alberson Workmann (DNS) Heat 2- 1. Arnold; 2. Rasa; 3. Renfro; 4. Boland; 5 Bernhardt

Hobby Stock- Feature- 1. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 2. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 3. 2-Derek West, Hallsville; 4. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home; 5. 2X-Rudy Wirts, California; 6. 1- Daniel Cary, Boonville; 7. 82-Chris Brockert, Versailles Heat1- 1. Coffey; 2. Brockert; 3. Schrader; 4. Cary; 5. Wirts; 6. West; 7. Wallingford

 

 

Tommy Laliberte Shines In First Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos Start Of Season

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Aptos, CA)- Stepping away from the Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos for an extended period of time, 2014 series champion, Tommy Laliberte, made the most of his first start of 2016 as he fended off Klint Simpson to win the Howard Kaeding Classic at the Ocean Speedway.

With Laliberte and Jimmy Christian leading the field to green on Saturday night, it was Christian getting the jump initially, but Laliberte would lead the first lap officially as he made a big time move in turns three and four.

With Christian and Laliberte setting up an exciting battle for the race lead early in the feature, the caution would fly on the race’s second lap slowing the field and setting up another restart.

As the green flag was displayed to the field, Klint Simpson would get around Christian and take over the second spot, before he briefly took the race lead on the fifth lap, only to see Laliberte answer the call one lap later and reclaim the top spot on lap six.

While the top two battled hard, the red flag would be needed on the seventh lap, as Nick Larsen would come into contact with a fellow competitor and his machine would flip violently down the back stretch though he would escape uninjured.

Back under way, Laliberte, Simpson, and Christian entertained the crowd with an exciting battle up front, but Simpson would drift high in turns one and two and give up some ground to the lead duo.

Laliberte would shake his challengers as the race reached the halfway point and open up a comfortable lead. Though out front, Klint Simpson would get back into the second spot and take a liking to the cushion as he slowly closed Laliberte’s gap.

In the final stages of the race, Simpson would find himself in the mix and would be all over Laliberte with the white flag in the air. Looking to duplicate his last lap move that he pulled off at this race in 2015, Simpson would come up short as Lalitberte would fend him off and score his first win of the 2016 season.

“To come back out and beat a driver like Klint Simpson who is at the top of his game right now is really cool,” an emotional Tommy Laliberte said. “To have my little boy in the stands tonight and win, I am kind of speechless.

Simpson would finish in the second spot, while Cody Fendley would make a move on lap 16 to claim the final spot on the podium. Jimmy Christian would finish in fourth, while Terry Schank would overcome a tangle on lap two to round of the Top-5.

Klint Simpson would get things started on Saturday night by setting the standard in qualifying time trials, as Simpson and Fendley would pick up heat race wins on this night, with Jimmy Christian winning the Dash.

2016 Schedule

August 13th- Petaluma Speedway (Soares Classic)

August 20th- Ocean Speedway (Johnny Key Classic)

September 7th- Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup)

September 17th- Petaluma Speedway

November 4th- Stockton Dirt Track

ON TAP: The Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos will return to action on August 13th at the Petaluma Speedway as they take part in the coveted Soares Classic.

WINNERS: Klint Simpson (June 11th Petaluma Speedway), Terry Schank (June 25th Calistoga Speedway), Terry Schank (July 11th Stockton Dirt Track), Tommy Laliberte (July 16th Ocean Speedway).

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with the series by clicking over to www.racepmg.com.

WINGLESS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY JOE HUNT MAGNETOS- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleason brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. In 2016, the series will again operate under the direction of the Prentice Motorsports Group competing in 11 races scattered at five different tracks.


 

CARSON SHORT DOES IT AT TRI-STATE - HIS FIRST USAC WIN!

Haubstadt, IN - July 16, 2016 - It was a packed house as round six of Indiana Sprint Week played out at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night. The crowd watched as a 30 lap USAC sanctioned feature race whirled around the quarter mile track. Lap after lap there was that potential for a lead change. Drivers were passing other cars to challenge for a top five spot but one car stayed out front. Carson Short led all 30 laps. The victory was worth $5,000. It was his first win at Tri-State Speedway and his first AMSOIL USAC feature victory. The accomplishment was magnified in that it came during Indiana Sprint Week. And it continued a trend in which six races at six different tracks have produced 6 different winners. Three of those were first time USAC victors! Short’s RCM Motorsports RASS Classic Restoration sponsored DRC was fast and his effort behind the wheel flawless. Kyle Cummins caught him, stayed close, but never found any opportunity to make a pass. They were both brilliant in traffic as was third running Chase Stockon. Robert Ballou was gaining ground on the threesome. Ballou was honored as the Hard Charger for the race in moving up from a 16th starting spot on the grid to finish fourth. Jarett Andretti took fifth in the battle for the top paying spots. In victory lane Carson Short found that one word to describe the feat. “Unreal! With five to go I saw Cummins down there.” But Short had the sprint car he needed. “The car got even better halfway through the race.” Cummins was complimentary. “Carson made no mistakes. He picked the right line every time.” The second five included an on-the-move Critter Malone, USAC and IN Sprint Week points leader Brady Bacon, Chad Boespflug, semi feature winner Kevin Thomas Jr., and Max McGhee. Fast Qualifier Josh Hodges was eleventh. His lap of 13.319 seconds was the best of the field of 39 qualifiers. The USAC heats were won by Robert Ballou, Thomas Meseraull, Logan Jarrett, and Carson Short. It was to be Short’s night as first demonstrated in his last lap pass to win an exciting fourth heat. Brian Karraker won the C Main. In the semi or B that followed Donny Brackett flipped on the backstretch while battling for the lead with Isaac Chapple. The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds concluded the program with a 25 lap feature which paid $1,000 to win. That winner was Levi Kissinger. It was win number 3 for Kissinger at the speedway this year. It was a difficult venture. Matt Lane and Zach Fair battled for the top spot until lap 13 when Lane was involved in an incident in turn one which brought about a caution. Three cars retired to the pits with flats or damage. Lane restarted but the battle for the lead continued with Zach Fair using the inside while Kissinger was working to make it happen on the outside. Side by side racing continued. Kissinger prevailed followed by Fair, Josh Harris, Brandon McDowell, and Stephen Schnapf. Matt Lane came back up through the field to claim sixth spot. Earlier in the program Matt Lane, Zach Fair, and Trent Young won the heat races for the modifieds. Kissinger was candid in the post race interview. “I couldn’t use any more race track. I like this place but you have to drive the wheels off to do anything!” The next race at Tri-State Speedway is scheduled for August 13th. That is the night that the Hoosier Sprint Nationals will be held this year. The MSCS Sprints will compete for a $5,000 first prize. The UMP Modifieds and MMSA Mini-sprints will be the two accompanying attractions.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

RACE SUMMARY Tri-State Speedway INDIANA SPRINT WEEK Haubstadt, IN, July 16, 2016

AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car Series: (39 Entries)

Top Qualifier -74x Josh Hodges, 13.319 seconds

First Heat - 1 Robert Ballou, 23c Tyler Courtney, 11p Brady Short, 74x Josh Hodges

Second Heat - 24 Thomas Meseraull, 7 Critter Malone, 66 Jon Stanbrough, 98e Chad Boespflug

Third Heat - 29 Logan Jarrett, 18 Jarett Andretti, 3R Kyle Cummins, 3 Dakota Jackson

Fourth Heat - 21 Carson Short, 38 Jeff Bland Jr., 04 Tyler Thomas, 32 Chase Stockon

C Main - 23k Brian Karraker, 28 Brandon Mattox, 98 Brandon Morin, 4c Daylon Chambers

Semi (B) - 4J Kevin Thomas Jr., 69 Brady Bacon, 5 Chris Windom, 17 Max McGhee, 11 Dave Darland, 15F Aaron Farney

Feature (30 Laps) - 21 Carson Short, 3R Kyle Cummins, 32 Chase Stockon, 1 Robert Ballou, 18 Jarett Andretti, 7 Critter Malone, 69 Brady Bacon, 98e Chad Boespflug, 4J Kevin Thomas Jr., 17 Max McGhee, 74x Josh Hodges, 66 Jon Stanbrough, 11p Brady Short, 29 Logan Jarrett, 17gp C.J. Leary, 15F Aaron Farney, 3 Dakota Jackson, 5 Chris Windom, 24 Thomas Meseraull, 38 Jeff Bland Jr., 04 Tyler Thomas, 23c Tyler Courtney, 52 Isaac Chapple, 11 Dave Darland


 

Reutzel Earns $7,500 Victory during NSA Shootout at Billings Motorsports Park; Hample, Leach and Kenaston Also Score Wins

Inside Line Promotions - BILLINGS, Mont. (July 17, 2016) - Aaron Reutzel captured the $7,500 prize for claiming the finale of the opening doubleheader for the NSA Shootout on Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park.

Roger Crockett kicked off the program by setting quick time during qualifying before Matthew Dusseault, Travis Rilat and Sam Hafertepe Jr. each won a heat race.

Reutzel made the redraw for the dash, which was scrapped because of time, and he pulled the No. 1 to start on the pole for the 30-lap main event. He quickly took the lead before Rilat powered into the top spot on Lap 11. Rilat led for eight laps before Reutzel reclaimed the lead on Lap 19 and never looked back.

Hafertepe Jr. passed Rilat for the runner-up position in the late stage of the race. Crockett finished fourth and Logan Forler was fifth.

The sprint car drivers weren't the only ones who put on a great show for the fans.

Kelly Hample outlasted Red Bull Global Rallycross star Steve Arpin, who was making his debut at Billings Motorsports Park, to win the late model main event. Rob Odegard ended third, Dave Smith fourth and Jim Harris fifth.

Paul Leach won his first midwest modifieds race at the track this season. Jake Dimond finished second, Steven Stephenson third, points leader Dennis Hurd fourth and Dennis Kenaston fifth.

Devin Kenaston was also a first-time winner as he claimed the street stocks main event. Cory Craver placed second, Deryk Voller third, Troy Lorenz fourth and James Garretson fifth.

NSA Shootout Sprint Car Race Report: Round 2 at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., on July 16, 2016 -

Qualifying: 1. 11-Roger Crockett; 2. 27dd-David Hoiness; 3. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr.; 4. 95-Matt Covington; 5. 2c-Wayne Johnson; 6. 2l-Logan Forler; 7. 55-Aaron Reutzel; 8. 39c-Travis Rilat; 9. 99-Skylar Gee; 10. 2jr-Kelly Miller; 11. 37-Trever Kirkland; 12. 75-D.J. Brink; 13. 13-Ryan Parks; 14. 12-Josh Ostermiller; 15. 11eh-Marc Dupperon; 16. 97-Matthew Dusseault; 17. 00-Roger Cummings; 18. 51t-Tristan Spiers; 19. 14-Bill Holler.

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 97-Matthew Dusseault; 2. 55-Aaron Reutzel; 3. 13-Ryan Parks; 4. 2jr-Kelly Miller; 5. 11-Roger Crockett; 6. 95-Matt Covington; 7. 14-Bill Holler.

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 39c-Travis Rilat; 2. 12-Josh Ostermiller; 3. 37-Trevor Kirkland; 4. 27dd-David Hoiness; 5. 2c-Wayne Johnson; 6. 00-Roger Cummings.

Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr.; 2. 11eh-Marc Dupperon; 3. 99-Skylar Gee; 4. 2l-Logan Forler; 5. 75-D.J. Brink; 6. 51t-Tristan Spiers.

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 55-Aaron Reutzel; 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe Jr.; 3. 39c-Travis Rilat; 4. 11-Roger Crockett; 5. 2l-Logan Forler; 6. 99-Skylar Gee; 7. 2jr-Kelly Miller; 8. 27dd-David Hoiness; 9. 2c-Wayne Johnson; 10. 37-Trever Kirkland; 11. 75-D.J. Brink; 12. 95-Matt Covington; 13. 11eh-Marc Dupperon; 14. 51t-Tristan Spiers; 15. 97-Matthew Dusseault; 16. 14-Bill Holler; 17. 00-Roger Cummings; 18. 12-Josh Ostermiller; 19. 13-Ryan Parks. Laps led: Aaron Reutzel 1-10, 19-30; Travis Rilat 11-18.

(Drivers opened the night by qualifying. The fastest qualifier earned 50 points with each subsequent position dropping by one point. Heat races were inverted by six with the heat race winner receiving 50 points and each subsequent position dropping by three points. The top six in combined qualifying and heat race points advanced to the feature redraw.)

Late Models

Feature: 1. 36-Kelly Hample; 2. 0-Steve Arpin; 3. R30-Rob Odegard; 4. 06-Dave Smith; 5. 17-Jim Harris; 6. 27-Rayce McCord; 7. 55-Mike Tom; 8. 32m-Jeremy Meirhofer; 9. 16-Jason Storbakken; 10. 27x-Mike McCord; 11. 1-Rock Degele; 12. 50-Teddy Hample; 13. 15-Cody Storbakken; 14. 68-Jody Kropp; 15. 22-Steve Pankowski; 16. 24-Tim Ames; 17. 14-Kenneth Helman Jr. 18. 01-Paul Leach; 19. 14h-Bill Holler; 20. 00-Beau Nave (DNS).

Midwest Modifieds

Feature: 1. 01-Paul Leach; 2. 716-Jake Dimond; 3. 8-Steven Stephenson; 4. 99-Dennis Hurd; 5. 15-Dennis Kenaston; 6. 11-Tyson Kern; 7. 65-Cory Wilder; 8. 4-John Miner; 9. 88-Dayne Kocher; 10. 4r-Bill Carey; 11. 214-Jake Marisch; 12. 37-Karl Weaver; 13. 54-Mitch Ferguson; 14. 37w-Randi Weaver; 15. 19k-Brandon Kern; 16. 73-Cal Rossner; 17. 28h-Kolby Hannah.

Street Stocks

Feature: 1. 29-Devin Kenaston; 2. 21-Cory Craver; 3. 24v-Deryk Voller; 4. 8-Troy Lorenz; 5. 82-James Garretson; 6. 166-Lyle Imberi; 7. 11-Robert Petroff; 8. 00-Grant Gary; 9. 6-Dallas Whiting; 10. 30-Bob Gordon; 11. 76-Scott Salsbury; 12. 83-David Gleaton; 13. 70-Robert Hoffman; 14. 28-Kolby Hannah; 15. 32-Rex Feller; 16. 68x-Kyle Krogh.

2016 NSA SHOOTOUT -

Dates :

JULY 15 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $2,000 to win

JULY 16 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $7,500 to win, $500 to start

AUG. 26 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Gold Cup

AUG. 27 - Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Gold Cup

SEPT. 9 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $2,000 to win

SEPT. 10 - Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont. - $7,500 to win, $500 to start (co-sanctioned with ASCS Frontier Region)

Type : 360ci winged sprint cars

Rules : ASCS

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.BMPSpeedway.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSA_Shootout

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSA-Shootout-270333829988406/?fref=ts

THE EVENT -

The inaugural NSA Shootout features six total 360ci winged sprint car races - four at Billings Motorsports Park in Billings, Mont., and two at Castrol Raceway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - this summer. All races have elevated pay and the event will showcase feature bonuses as well as a points fund.

RACE FORMAT -

All cars will qualify with the fastest qualifier earning 50 points. Each subsequent position drops one point. If there are 32 or more cars there will be split qualifying.

Heat races are inverted by six with the fastest qualifier lining up on the outside of the third row for the first heat race, the second fastest qualifier on the outside of the third row for the second heat race, etc. Heat race winners receive 50 points with each subsequent position dropping three points.

The top six drivers in combined qualifying and heat race points advance into the dash, which will be lined up via a redraw. Drivers ranked seven through 16 are locked into the main event with the B main transferring the top four into the back of the A Main.

POINTS FUND -

A points fund of at least $5,000 is up for grabs. Additional details will be released later.

FEATURE BONUSES -

Any driver who wins three of the six NSA Shootout main events will receive a $1,000 bonus. Four A Main victories nets a $1,500 bonus with five triumphs providing a $2,000 bonus. Sweeping all six races is worth an extra $2,500.

BILLINGS MOTORSPORTS PARK -

Billings Motorsports Park , also known as BMP Speedway, is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval located in Billings, Mont. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.

CASTROL RACEWAY -

Castrol Raceway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile dirt track located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

 

Four Familiar Faces return to victory lane at Placerville Speedway
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Written by: Brad Kennedy *
Placerville, CA (July 16)...71 cars over four divisions signed into the pits for the 13th round of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Series, on "Marine Night" at Placerville Speedway. 07_16_2016_119c
18 Thompson's Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars took to the 1/4 mile clay oval for the 25 lap feature event, with last weekend's winner Michael Kofoid starting on the pole alongside Sean Becker for the start. When the green flag waved, 14-year old Kofoid jumped to the lead in turn 1, and by the fourth circuit had a straightaway lead on Becker. Jake Morgan slowed the pace by bringing out the yellow with a spin in turns 3 & 4, relinquishing his 4th place position, which forced him to the rear of the field.
On the ensuing restart, Kofoid lifted his front wheels off the ground allowing Becker the momentum to drive around Kofoid off of turn two to take the lead, but another caution would fly, giving Kofoid back the point.
When the race resumed, Kofoid led the field comfortably until Andy Gregg got upside down on lap 9 without injury. Under red flag conditions, officials reported that leader Kofoid was missing his left rear inboard caliper, causing him to have no brakes.
Kofoid checked out again upon seeing the green flag, until the leaders got to traffic. Becker threw a masterful slide job to claim the lead on lap 15.
While Becker gained a comfortable lead as the race went on, KoFoid also distanced himself from third place Jimmy Trulli and fourth place runner C.J. Humphreys. The two Placerville natives dueled it out for multiple laps, with Trulli maintaining the spot. Meanwhile Jake Morgan fought his way through the field after his earlier spin, and overtook Humphreys for fourth in waning laps.
Becker went on to win the race, becoming the second driver in 2016 to win two feature events in the Sprint Car division. Michael Kofoid finished second, while Jimmy Trulli's 3rd place finish from his 16th starting spot earned him the AL Driveline Hard Charger bonus. Morgan finished fourth while Humphreys rounded out the top five.
“It is so awesome to win tonight. Thank you, Dan Monhoff for being dedicated to me over the years and allowing me to drive this car every weekend. Thanks to Geico for the extra money tonight, as we were the (ADCO Transmission) quick time award winner, and we won the main. Thank you to the fans for the support.”
Heat winners included Jake Morgan, Greg DeCaires, and Mason Moore.
17 Jay's Mobile Welding Pure Stocks took the green flag in the "Bryan Carnett Memorial" event with Travis Emery and Scott Grunert on the front row. Grunert grabbed the race lead while Orville Owens fell into second.
Owens hounded Grunert for the lead over the first 11 laps, but got sideways in turn 1 allowing Dan Smith and Nick Baldwin by into second and third.
07_16_2016_169cGrunert continued to lead as Dan Smith applied heavy pressure all the way to the final corner where the two made contact off of turn four, spinning Grunert into the wall backwards, while Smith took the checkered for his third win of the season. Point leader Nick Baldwin finished second over third place Russ Murphy, with Dan Jinkerson and Orville Owens rounding out the top five.
Heat winners were Rick Grunert and Russ Murphy, while Jeff Sly earned the RMI Hard Charger Bonus for finishing 6th from his 14th starting spot.
07_16_2016_065c13 Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models started the 20 lap Carnett Memorial feature with Wayne Trimble and Eddie Gardner taking the field to the green. Points leader Gardner got the jump and pulled away by 4 car lengths before action was stopped on lap 2 when Paul Guglielmoni came to a stop with Ken Michelli in turns three and four.
Gardner led the field back to green until Ryan McDaniel made an aggressive move around Gardner on lap 3 to capture the lead.
One lap later, Gardner hit the berm in turn one collecting the duo of Richard Brace Jr. and Ray Trimble. Trimble continued on but Brace retired from the event.
McDaniel was never seriously challenged over the final 16 laps of the race on his way to victory over Matt Michelli, Mike Lightfoot, Tom Tilford and Wayne Trimble.
“Truthfully, I wasn’t even planning to come tonight,” claimed McDaniel in the winner's circle. “We rebuilt the motor and put it in last night because there was extra money on the line and we were racing for Bryan Carnett tonight. It's good to win this race in his honor."
Heat winners were Matt Michelli and Mike Lightfoot, while Ryan Peter earned the RMI bonus by finishing 6 positions forward from his 13th feature starting position.
The NorCal Dwarf cars had 23 cars on hand with Buddy Olschowka and Chuck Connover leading the field to green. The two battled side by side for the first 9 laps. Shawn Jones had started 13th in the main but by lap 7, was in the top five. On lap 9, Jones moved into fourth just as the caution waved.
On the restart, Jones used a slide job to pass both Olschowska and Connover to take the lead on lap 8. Meanwhile, the race remained for second, with Jeff Fitch and Johnny Reeves joining the battle against Olschowka, Scott Dahlgren and Connover. The four duked it out for the remainder of the race, but with two to go Dahlgren and Olschowka made contact dropping Olschowka back to fourth. Shawn Jones earned his second victory in a row at Placerville in a Dwarf car over runner-up Kevin Bender, third place Scott Dahlgren, fourth Buddy Olschowka and fifth Johnny Reeves.
Heat winners were Danny Wagner and Dahlgren.
Placerville Speedway returns to action next Saturday night, July 23rd, with "Big Trophy Night" on the 14th point race of the Red Hawk Casino Championship Series. A four division program features the Thompson Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars, the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, the Jay's Mobile Welding Pure Stocks, as well as the BCRA Midget Series. Pit gates open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.
For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.
Join the over 7700 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is now on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
*Additional writing contributions by Dean Mills

 

Jason Barney Holds off Zimbardi at Brockville to score second PST-Canada win

 (Brockville, ONT) A packed Brockville Speedway grandstands saw 24 Patriot Sprint Tour cars put on a show as Jason Barney was able to pick up the win over Jared Zimbardi, and Devin Caron, scoring his second PST-Canadian Win of the 2016 season. Barney started on the pole against Quebec favorite, Steve Poirier where the two both separated themselves from the rest of the field battling for the race lead. Barney would favor the lower side as Poirier would race high for the first 11 laps. A lap 12 restart after a caution involving a spinning Dylan Westbrook would have Barney still out front but finally on lap 14, Poirier used a power move on the outside of the No. 87* of Barney for the race lead and on lap 15, Poirier was officially scored as the race leader. One lap later, as the two continued to battle for command of the field, Barney took back the race lead exiting turn two using the low side of the race track, but the second yellow of the event flew as Cory Turner blew an engine that leaked fluid down the entire front stretch and his night was complete. Poirier was still scored as the race leader as the event went back a lap. While under that same yellow, Poirier all of a sudden exited the track to tend to a left rear flat and would have to go into the work area, Poirier was able to get his tire changed and would have to settle for unfortunate 12th place finish. Barney inherited the race lead to Devin Caron and the hard charging Jared Zimbardi who had to start ninth after winning the ESE Dash. On the restart, Zimbardi was able to get by the 24 of Caron where the current point leader set his sights on the race leader in Barney. Zimbardi would be able to pull alongside Barney on lap 20 but lap traffic started to become a factor in the final five laps of the event that allowed Barney to hold off Jared Zimbardi, Devin Caron, Parker Evens and Matt Tanner, who came from 14th. This would be Barney’s second PST win of the 2016 season, both of which are a apart of the PST-Canadian Championship. The series now heads to Cornwall Speedway this Sunday (July 17, 2016) as it will be the only appearance on the PST schedule. Be sure to like ‘Patirot Sprint Tour’ on facebook and to follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter. You can also log onto patirotsprinttour.com. The Patriot Sprint Tour is a 360 Sprint Car Series that visits tracks in New York, Pennsylvania. Ohio and Canada.

Patriot Sprint Tour Results- Brockville Ontario Speedway July 16, 2016 A Main: JASON BARNEY (2), Jared Zimbardi, Devin Caron, Parker Evans, Matt Tanner, Rick Wilson, Yan Bilodeau, Jeff Cook, Dylan Westbrook, Jake Brown, Ryan Turner, Steve Poirier, Mitch Brown, Harvard Daniels, Dale Gosselin, Lee Ladoucer, Chris Jones, Alain Bergeron, Kyle Fraser, Paul Pekkonen, April Wilson, Lee Winger, Cory Turner, Paulie Colagiovanni (DNS) Heat 1: Dylan Westbrook, Rick Wilson, Steve Poirier, Yan Bildaeu, Jake Brown, April Wilson, Alaine Bergeron, Paulie Colagiovanni (DNS) Heat 2: Cory Turner, Harvard Daniels, Ryan Turner, Jeff Cook, Matt Tanner, Kyle Fraser, Lee Ladoucer, Lee Winger Heat 3: Parker Evans, Devin Caron, Jared Zimbardi, Jason Barney, Dale Gosselin, Paul Pekkonen, Chris Jones ESE Dash: Jared Zimbardi, Yan Bilodeau, Ryan Turner, Jeff Cook, Jake Brown, Matt Tanner

 

Marion County Fair Blue Ribbon Knoxville winners Dollansky, Beaver & Logan

Saturday, July 16, 2016
By Bob Wilson

KNOXVILLE, IOWA – Craig Dollansky led the 20-lap distance in sweeping the feature event during the annual Marion County Fair at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. Joe Beaver found his way to victory lane in the 360 division and Ricky Logan took the 305 feature during HyVee Night at this central Iowa racing facility.
A red flag flew immediately at the beginning of the 410 feature. Dakota Hendrickson became crossed up in turn one forcing Scott Bogucki to strike the turn one fence and end up upside down. Hendrickson and Bogucki were unable to restart.
When the race resumed with a complete restart, Dollansky took charge with Brooke Tatnell in tow. They ran like that through the first seven laps with Dollansky hitting lap traffic before a yellow flew for Jeff Swindell who spun on the bottom of turn two. Dollansky resumed his point position on the restart and at the half-way point he had forged a 100-yard lead.
The big battle behind him and Tatnell was a dandy with RJ Johnson and Davey Heskin. That skirmish would settle itself on lap thirteen when Heskin moved on by. That same lap also saw Dollansky enter lap traffic as the top five runners following him were Tatnell, Heskin, Johnson and Austin McCarl.
With five laps to go Dollansky continued in lap traffic but had driven to a full front chute margin over Tatnell. At the checkered flags Dollanksy picked up is 16th career feature win at this historic track and was $5,000 richer. Tatnell, Heskin, Johnson and McCarl held their spots to complete the top five.
Joe Beaver, who started in the second row of the 360 feature had lady fortune smile upon him as pole sitter Clint Garner dropped from the event and left the door wide open for the Beaver machine to pass right through it. Pole sitter Garner had taken off in a flash when the green flag started the 18-lap feature event. On lap two in turn three Garner’s car suddenly slowed and he tried valiantly to bring it to the pits but a yellow ensued none the less for the John Hall machine which had stopped in turn two up against the fence. He and Garner were unable to restart.
Beaver then restarted in the lead and held that spot throughout the rest of the event. At lap nine and the mid-way point he had headed into lap traffic with Matt Moro, Jamie Ball and Tony Shilling following. He then began pulling away as Moro nearly tagged the wall on lap 14. That enabled Ball to come within striking distance of the Moro machine and one lap later Ball had that runner-up spot.
In the end it was Beaver picking up his 7th career win at this half-mile oval with Ball, Moro, Shilling and Ryan Giles chasing to the finish line.
Ricky Logan utilized his pole position start to lead the 15-lap distance in the 305 feature event. Only one yellow slowed the Little Rock, Arkansas native as he became the 6th driver in race track history to win a feature in all three (410,360, 305) divisions. Trailing at the finish were Devin Kline, Christian Bowman, Corey Kautz and McKenna Haase.
Also on the race card for the night were the DTRA (Dirt Truck Racing Association) dirt trucks. Tony Moro proved to be too much for the field as he led from start to finish in that 12-lap event and claimied his 6th career dirt truck win here. Completing the top five finishers were Brad Comegys, Anthony Moro, Pat Gordin and Larry Webb.
Of note on this evening was the Moro family of Des Moines. For the first time in this track’s history three generations were racing at this facility on the same night. Tony Moro (grandfather racing dirt trucks), Matt Moro (son in 410 & 360 sprints) and Anthony Moro (grandson also in dirt trucks) took competitive laps in racing during the night.

410 RESULTS

Time Trial 1, 1. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (9), 15.475; 2. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (19), 15.615; 3. 2KS, Craig Dollansky, Elk River, MN (12), 15.64; 4. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (17), 15.668; 5. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (13), 15.734; 6. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (6), 15.749; 7. 56N, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (20), 15.827; 8. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (5), 15.83; 9. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (16), 15.86; 10. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4), 15.866; 11. 7W, Scott Bogucki, McLaren Vale, SA, Au (7), 15.981; 12. 3, Billy Alley, Bennet, NE (11), 16.003; 13. 26, Willie Croft, Roseville, CA (10), 16.044; 14. 5H, Cory Eliason, Selma, CA (2), 16.076; 15. 23, Jimmy Light, West Springfield, PA (1), 16.121; 16. 10, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (22), 16.167; 17. 47, Jeff Swindell, Bartlett, TN (21), 16.229; 18. 4X, Danny Smith, Chillicothe, OH (15), 16.271; 19. 17, Shane Quam, Burlington, IA (18), 16.446; 20. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (23), 16.473; 21. 15, Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA (8), 16.485; 22. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (3), 17.183; 23. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (14), No Time;
Heat 1, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Dakota Hendrickson (1); 2. Willie Croft (2); 3. Davey Heskin (4); 4. Brooke Tatnell (6); 5. Josh Schneiderman (3); 6. AJ Moeller (5); 7. Shane Quam (7); 8. Bronson Maeschen (8);
Heat 2, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. RJ Johnson (4); 2. Jeff Swindell (1); 3. Cory Eliason (2); 4. Scott Bogucki (3); 5. Austin McCarl (5); 6. Matt Moro (6); 7. Kevin Hetrick (7);
Heat 3, 8 Laps, No Time: 1. Billy Alley (3); 2. Craig Dollansky (6); 3. Chris Martin (4); 4. Danny Smith (1); 5. Jimmy Light (2); 6. Bob Weuve (5); 7. Bobby Mincer (7);
A Feature 1, 20 Laps, No Time: 1. Craig Dollansky (1); 2. Brooke Tatnell (2); 3. Davey Heskin (4); 4. RJ Johnson (3); 5. Austin McCarl (7); 6. Billy Alley (6); 7. Cory Eliason (15); 8. Matt Moro (5); 9. Josh Schneiderman (16); 10. Chris Martin (8); 11. Willie Croft (11); 12. AJ Moeller (9); 13. Bob Weuve (12); 14. Bobby Mincer (21); 15. Shane Quam (19); 16. Jimmy Light (18); 17. Jeff Swindell (14); 18. Danny Smith (17); 19. Kevin Hetrick (20); 20. Bronson Maeschen (22); 21. Dakota Hendrickson (10); 22. Scott Bogucki (13); Lap Leader: Dollansky 1-20.

360 RESULTS

Time Trial 1, 1. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (17), 16.13; 2. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (5), 16.166; 3. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (15), 16.267; 4. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (1), 16.271; 5. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (6), 16.293; 6. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (7), 16.327; 7. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (4), 16.344; 8. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.525; 9. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (11), 16.55; 10. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (20), 16.696; 11. 1B, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (12), 16.716; 12. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (13), 16.759; 13. 77, John Klabunde, Fort Calhoun, NE (23), 16.77; 14. 24, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (9), 16.772; 15. 17, Tyler Groenendyk, Oskaloosa, IA (22), 16.815; 16. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (3), 16.821; 17. 33V, Mike Van Haaften, Otley, IA (14), 16.848; 18. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (21), 16.893; 19. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (8), 16.96; 20. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (18), 17.011; 21. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (2), 17.328; 22. 40C, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (16), 17.535; 23. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (10), 17.913;
Heat 1, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Ryan Giles (6); 2. Matt Moro (4); 3. John Hall (3); 4. John Klabunde (2); 5. Tom Lenz (7); 6. Cody Wehrle (8); 7. Cody Ledger (1); 8. Nate Van Haaften (5);
Heat 2, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Tony Shilling (4); 2. Josh Higday (2); 3. Jamie Ball (5); 4. Mike Van Haaften (1); 5. John Anderson (8); 6. Jake Bubak (3); 7. Calvin Landis (6); 8. Stacey Alexander (7);
Heat 3, 7 Laps, No Time: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (2); 2. Joe Beaver (6); 3. Sawyer Phillips (4); 4. Clint Garner (5); 5. Alan Zoutte (1); 6. Ricky Montgomery (3); 7. Rob Weuve (7);
A Feature 1, 18 Laps, No Time: 1. Joe Beaver (3); 2. Jamie Ball (2); 3. Matt Moro (5); 4. Tony Shilling (6); 5. Ryan Giles (4); 6. Sawyer Phillips (7); 7. Ricky Montgomery (10); 8. Mike Van Haaften (14); 9. Tyler Groenendyk (13); 10. Calvin Landis (19); 11. Alan Zoutte (15); 12. Tom Lenz (16); 13. Cody Wehrle (17); 14. John Klabunde (11); 15. Rob Weuve (23); 16. Stacey Alexander (22); 17. John Anderson (18); 18. John Hall (8); 19. Clint Garner (1); Lap Leaders: Garner 1; Beaver 2-18.

305 RESULTS

Time Trial 1, 1. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (6), 17.071; 2. 66, Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (2), 17.286; 3. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (17), 17.408; 4. 5, Ricky Logan, Little Rock, AR (13), 17.463; 5. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (8), 17.476; 6. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (11), 17.535; 7. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (1), 17.6; 8. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (5), 17.604; 9. O2S, Josh Jones, Knoxville, IA (10), 17.664; 10. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (12), 17.674; 11. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (9), 17.675; 12. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (3), 17.834; 13. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (15), 17.897; 14. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (14), 17.941; 15. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (7), 18.044; 16. 41D, Dan Henning, Columbia, IA (16), 18.358; 17. 8J, AJ Johnson, Oskaloosa, IA (4), No Time;
Heat 1, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Josh Jones (2); 2. Matthew Stelzer (1); 3. Devin Kline (6); 4. Mike Mayberry (4); 5. Christian Bowman (5); 6. Jeff Wilke (8); 7. Brad Comegys (3); 8. Christopher Scank (7); 9. AJ Johnson (9);
Heat 2, 6 Laps, No Time: 1. Chris Walraven (2); 2. Ricky Logan (5); 3. Mitchell Alexander (1); 4. McKenna Haase (4); 5. Rager Phillips (6); 6. Corey Kautz (3); 7. Joe Simbro (7); 8. Dan Henning (8);
A Feature 1, 15 Laps, No Time: 1. Ricky Logan (1); 2. Devin Kline (4); 3. Christian Bowman (2); 4. Corey Kautz (7); 5. McKenna Haase (6); 6. Chris Walraven (9); 7. Mike Mayberry (5); 8. Josh Jones (8); 9. Matthew Stelzer (10); 10. Jeff Wilke (12); 11. Joe Simbro (15); 12. Mitchell Alexander (11); 13. Brad Comegys (13); 14. Dan Henning (16); 15. Christopher Scank (14); 16. AJ Johnson (17); Lap Leader: Logan 1-15.

Dirt Trucks RESULTS

Heat 1, 5 Laps, No Time: 1. Tony Moro (1); 2. Andrew Clark (3); 3. Bryan Spangler (2); 4. Larry Webb (5); 5. Lou Sipolt (4);
Heat 2, 5 Laps, No Time: 1. Brad Comegys (3); 2. Anthony Moro (2); 3. Del Enos (1); 4. Pat Gordin (5); 5. Rick Clark (4);
A Feature 1, 12 Laps, No Time: 1. Tony Moro (1); 2. Brad Comegys (6); 3. Anthony Moro (4); 4. Pat Gordin (8); 5. Larry Webb (7); 6. Lou Sipolt (9); 7. Andrew Clark (5); 8. Bryan Spangler (3); 9. Del Enos (2); 10. Rick Clark (10); Lap Leader: T. Moro 1-12.

 

 

Grant Grabs WAR win at I-35

Winston, MO (July 16, 2016)-Making his first career Boss Chassis WAR Series start, Justin Grant picked up the win on Saturday night at I-35 Speedway with a last turn, last lap pass of Clinton Boyles that had the I-35 Speedway crowd on its feet. Polesitter Boyles assumed control early as he was chased by second-starting Ryan Kitchen, Korey Weyant, and Chris Parkinson. Boyles was running the low line to perfection as he slowly increased his lead, but the action behind him was intense as Parkinson and Weyant had a great battle for a number of laps for the third spot. Grant, who started sixth, fell back early, but after a few laps, he was on the move. With most drivers running the bottom to middle groove, Grant put his elbows up and moved to the high side and started picking cars off at a fairly rapid pace. As drivers continued to bounce off of one another looking for precious real estate on the low side, Grant continued to attack the high side and worked his way past Mitchell Moore and into the top five. He was able to work his way past Parkinson, Weyant, and Kitchen and into second with about five laps to go. Boyles had been working his way past lapped cars to give himself a comfortable lead and looked poised for his third Boss Chassis WAR Series win of 2016, but bad luck would strike for the rookie driver on lap twenty two as Kitchen, who was running well inside the top five was hit by another car and spun to a stop in between turns one and two. This was the break that Grant needed as he would now have a shot at Boyles. With two lapped cars in between himself and Boyles, Grant quickly hit the high side and worked his way past them in turns one and two. Grant got a good run on the top and moved quickly in on Boyles. The pair put on a great show over the last couple of laps. Grant, put a slidejob on Boyles on lap twenty three, and assumed control down the backstretch. Grant then moved to the bottom in three and four and Boyles got a great run as the two made contact. Boyles would move by on the bottom of four and would lead as the pair took, the white flag. Grant was getting a great run off the top of one and two and made up ground on Boyles as the pair went down the backstretch. As Boyles went low, Grant went high in turns three and four and the crowd came to its feet. Grant got another great run on the top side and picked up the win in his DKM Motorsports Maxim with Stanton-Mopar power. Boyles was a strong second in the Jesse Hockett Racing/Lucas Oil Maxim with RMS power. Weyant would come home third in his Mahan's Fiberglass/Ealey Transportation Eagle powered by Automotive Machine power. Parkinson was a strong fourth in his Country Kid's Daycare/54th Street Grill and Bar DRC with Kevin's Liberty Machine power. Moore would round out the top five in his Kelly Potter owned Moore Power XXX. Layne Himebaugh was sixth as he was followed by Kenny Potter. Glen Saville, Steve Thomas, and Warren Johnson rounded out the top ten. In heat race action, TJ Muths, who is currently fourth in WAR points, was contacted by another competitor and sent into a wild series of flips in turn three that would see the Sedalia, MO driver damage part of the pit fencing. Muths, fortunately, was able to climb from his damaged racer, but would see his night come to a disappointing end. The Boss Chassis WAR Series will return to I-35 Speedway on Saturday July 30 for another night of close side-by-side racing.

WAR results from I-35 Speedway July 16, 2016 18 cars

Hinchman Racewear 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (2); 2. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (4); 3. 75K-Justin Grant, Ione, CA (5); 4. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (1); 5. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (5); 6. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (3) Wilwood Disc Brakes Second Heat- 8 laps 1. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (1); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (3); 3. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK (2); 4. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton, MO (4); 5. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (5); 6. 3D-Rob Kubli, Milo, IA (DNS) Bell Helmets 3rd Heat- 8 laps 1. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (3); 2. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (1); 3. 75-Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW (2); 4. 09-Andrew Genkinger, Moulton, IA (5); 5. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (6)-DNF; 6. 7L-Lee Lengel, Blue Springs, MO (4)-DNF A-Main-25 laps 1. 75K-Justin Grant (6); 2. 77-Clinton Boyles (1); 3. 99-Korey Weyant (3); 4. 65-Chris Parkinson (5); 5. 51-Mitchell Moore (4); 6. 24L-Layne Himebaugh (8); 7. 55-Mitchell Moore (12); 8. 75-Glen Saville (9); 9. 20-Steve Thomas (14); 10. 42-Warren Johnson (15); 11. 24C-Craig Carroll (7); 12. 21-Ryan Kitchen (2); 13. 8K-Katlynn Leer (13); 14. 09-Andrew Genkinger (10); 15. 82-Vinny Ward (11); 16. 3D-Rob Kubli (16)-DNF; 17. 65M-TJ Muths (DNS); 18. 7L-Lee Lengel (DNS)

 

 

Davis claims second Sprint Car A main at Manitowoc Speedway

Reinwald, Rothmund, Cullen, Fletcher, Klumb earn main event wins

By Jeff Pederson
Pedal Down Promotions

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) July 15, 2016 – It probably felt a little like déjà vu for Kurt Davis’ fellow competitors in the Midwest Sprint Car Association ranks Friday, July 15, as the veteran West Allis driver started on the pole and raced to his second consecutive 25-lap A main victory in Eastern Wisconsin Stock Car competition at the Manitowoc Speedway Friday, July 15.

During the last MSA appearance at Manitowoc on June 24, Davis started on the pole and led every lap en route to a commanding victory. This time it wasn’t quite as by the book for Davis, as he dropped back to third place at the start, before rallying to post his third MSA A main victory of the season and MSA record 51s main event victory of his career.

In the Modified division, Russ Reinwald of Iron Ridge pulled off a late pass to post the victory in the 20-lap A main. Sport Mod rookie John Rothmund of Manitowoc fended off several challengers to record his second A main victory of the season. Jesse James Cullen of Chilton used a late-race charge to earn his initial victory of the 2016 campaign in the Grand National division. Tony Fletcher of Greenleaf notched an impressive flag-to-flag victory in the Sport Four division and Dennis Klumb of Adell notched the victory in the Winged Super Modified A main.

Davis started on the pole with fellow veteran open wheel racer Al Schlafer of
Sussex to his outside at the start of the 25-lap Sprint Car A main.
Outside second row starter Tim Haddy of Waupun was the story in the early going as he bolted around both Davis and Schlafer on the opening lap to take the lead on the opening lap. While Davis found himself back in third place, Haddy began to pull away from field.

On lap 4, Derek Siegel spun in turn four to bring out the first caution of the race. Following the restart, Davis began to make his move back to the front. After seizing second place, Davis set his sights on Haddy, who was beginning to work through lapped traffic on lap 9.

On lap 12, Davis pulled off a slide job in heavy lapped traffic to take the lead from Haddy. Meanwhile, fifth starter Brandon McMullen of Plymouth slid past third starter Danny Schlafer of Sussex to take over the third position.

Two laps later, Haddy had reeled Davis back in and appeared to have a shot at regaining the lead entering turn one on lap 21. However, Haddy got caught behind the lapped car of Emily Portschy of Plymouth, which cut off all the momentum he had built up.

On lap 23, Josh Teunissen of Waldo brought out the caution flag, following a spin in turn two to set up a green-white-checked flag finish.

On the single-file restart, Haddy attempted to dive under Davis in turn one. However, Davis powered around Haddy using the preferred high groove on the smooth and racy track surface.

Davis went on to post the victory, followed by Haddy in second, Danny Schlafer in third, McMullen in fourth and 11th starter Wayne Modjeski of Oak Creek rounding out the top five.

The 20-lap Modified A main was hotly contested, as positions were swapped throughout field for the duration of the event with three and four-wide racing for position an oft-viewed sight.

Third starter Troy Jerovetz of Green Bay outdueled front row starters Rob
Charapata of Oconto and Josh Lambert of Casco to take the lead on the opening
lap. Charapata settled into second place for the time being before Lambert seized the position on lap 3.

Jerovetz continued to set a blistering pace out front in the early going, as Kyle Kudick of Two Rivers, who started sixth, raced himself into the top five on lap 8. Kudick was applying heavy pressure to Lambert when the lone caution flag of the race appeared for the stalled car of Randy Markwardt Jr. of Sheboygan Falls on lap
12.

Kudick worked the bottom of the track to nearly seize the lead from Jerovetz on lap 14. However, a slight bobble allowed Russ Reinwald, who started eighth, to slip past Kudick later before setting his sights on the top spot.

On lap 15, Jerovetz jumped the cushion in turn one on lap 15, which dropped him back to fifth and allowed Reinwald to assume command of the race. Once out front, Reinwald was never headed on the way to the impressive victory.

Kudick finished second, Lambert wound up third, Jerovetz hung on to place fourth and R.M. Van Pay of Denmark finished fifth, after starting seventh.

In the Sport Mod division, rookie John Rothmund of Manitowoc continued to impress as he led all 20 laps from his outside front row starting spot to post his second A main victory of the 2016 season.

As Rothmund held the point, an epic battle was being waged for positions inside the top five among fifth starter Hunter Parsons of Green Bay, Sheboygan’s Travis Arenz, who started eighth, and 10th starter Jason Jach of Shawano, who nearly rode the high groove to the victory.

Jach worked his way into third on lap 8 and seized second from Parsons, after a long side-by-side battle, on lap 12. Jach kept digging along the high line in the closing laps to put himself into position to mount a challenge on the final lap.

However, as Jach tried to sweep past on the outside, his car spun in turn four on the last lap, allowing Rothmund to post the victory in the caution-free race. Brian Bruechert of Kewaunee mounted a huge charge in the final five laps to post a
runner-up showing after starting seventh. Parsons was third, Cody Schroeder of
Manitowoc came from ninth to finish fourth and Arenz placed fifth.

The 20-lap Grand National A main feature three different leaders and a first-time winner. Outside front row starter Jonathan Otte of Cedar Grove paced the first 10 laps of the race, despite enduring heavy pressure from Steven Wirtz and three caution flags during the first seven laps.

On lap 8, Brad Lubach of Kiel moved in from his seventh starting spot to assume the runner-up spot. Three laps later, Lubach used a high-low crossover move to work his way past Otte, with Cullen following in his tire tracks. Over the next seven laps, the low riding Cullen gradually reeled in the cushion-pounding Lubach before executing the winning pass in turn three on lap 18.

Lubach trailed Cullen to the finish line in second, 10th starter Steven Weber of Plymouth finished third, Wirtz was fourth and Greg Haese of Manitowoc charged up from his 14th starting spot to place fifth.

In the Sport Four main event, outside front row starter Tony Fletcher of Greenleaf held off fifth-starter Shaun Bangart of Chilton to post the A main victory in flag- to-flag fashion.

Bangart placed second, fourth starter Mitch Meier of Chilton was third, Mike Meier of Chilton, who starter third, wound up fourth and polesitter Alvin TeStroete of Hilbert ended up fifth.

Dennis Klumb of Adell won the A main event for the visiting Winged Super Modifieds. He was followed to the line by Bob Brion of Plymouth in second, Keith Anderson of Sheboygan in third and Roy Stern of Hustisford fourth.

Walker Bergene of Whitelaw, who competed in the Sport 4 race, had the only
Thunder Truck on hand

The race program, which drew a total of 93 cars in six divisions, was presented by
Lakeside Foods, with Coors Light presenting the hard charger awards in each
division. Rick’s Auto Doctors also contributed to a coin and candy drop for kids 11 and under.

The EWSC races next Friday, July 15 will feature Back to School night with school supplies for kids with racing in the Late Model, Grand National, Street Stock, Sport Mod, Thunder Truck and Sport Four divisions. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing to begin at 7 p.m.

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SPRINT CAR A Main Finish: 1. Kurt Davis, 2. Tim Haddy, 3. Danny Schlafer,
4. Brandon McMullen, 5. Wayne Modjeski, 6. Paul Pokorski, 7. Lance Fassbender,
8. Doug Wondra, 9. Justin Miller, 10. Anthony Knierum, 11, Kenjay Fiedler, 12. Doug Pietz, 13. Tony Wondra, 14. Al Schlafer, 15. Tyler Brabant, 16. Will Gerrits,
17. Chris Clayton, 18., Dick Kaiser, 19. Josh Teunissen, 20. Derek Siegel, 21. Emily Portschy.

SPRINT CAR Heat Race winners: 1. Anthony Knierum, 2. Brandon McMullen,
3. Tim Haddy

MODIFIED A Main Finish: 1. Russ Reinwald, 2. Kyle Kudick, 3, Josh Lambert,
4. Troy Jerovetz, 5. R.M. Van Pay, 6. Eric Scribner, 7. Mark Joski, 8. Rob Charapata, 9. Jamie Schmidt, 10. Jeff Bodendorfer Jr., 11. Matt Jackson, 12. Cole Petit, 13. Matt Theys, 14. Randy Markwardt Jr., 15. J.J. Tuyls.
MODIFIED Heat Race Winners: 1. Rob Charapata, 2. Randy Markwardt Jr., 3. Hunter Parsons.

SPORT MOD A Main Finish: 1. John Rothumnd, 2. Josh Lambert, 3, Hunter Parsons, 4. Cody Schroeder, 5. Travis Arenz, 6. Wyatt Block, 7. Sawyer Haese, 8. Wayne Haines, 9. Race Van Pay, 10. Kyle Raddant, 11., Doug Maurer, 12. Justin Green, 13, Jayden Schmidt, 14. Phil Mott, 15. Justin Bauer, 16. Jason Jach, 17. Andrew Meyerhofer, 18. Gabe Zellner, 19. Joel Seegert. 20. Jerry Duggan.

SPORT MOD B Main Winner: Race Van Pay

SPORT MOD Heat Race Winners: 1. Jayden Schmidt. 2. Wyatt Block, 3. Hunter
Parsons.

GRAND NATIONAL A Main Finish: 1. Jesse James Cullen, 2. Brad Lubach, 3. Steven Weber, 4. Steven Wirtz, 5. Greg Haese, 6. Kodiak Wirtz, 7. Jonathan Otte,
8, Donny Kulow, 9. Tim Simon, 10. Kevin Lubach, 11. Josh Pierce, 12. Brad
Juckem, 13. David Gauger, 14. Matt Berlin, 15. Ryan Minster, 16. Justin Erickson,
17. Chris Gilson, 18. Jeffery Krizan.

GRAND NATIONAL Heat Race Winners: 1. Jonathan Otte. 2. Brad Juckem, 3. Steve Weber.

SPORT FOUR A Main Finish: 1. Tony Fletcher, 2. Shaun Bangart, 3. Mitch Meier, 4. Mike Meier, 5. Alvin TeStroete, 6. Matt DeWilde, 7. Corey Suttner, 8. Shawn Smith, 9. Jason Dondlinger.

SPORT FOUR Heat Race Winner: 1. Tony Fletcher THUNDER TRUCK A Main Finish: 1. Walker Bergene. THUNDER TRUCK Heat Race Winner: 1. Walker Bergene.
WINGED SUPER MODIFIED A Main Finish: 1. Dennis Klumb, 2. Bob Brion,
3. Keith Anderson. 4. Roy Stern.
WINGED SUPER MODIFIED Heat Race Winner: 1. Bob Brion

 

 

Sodeman Celebrates Father's Birthday with Another Win; Holden, Priest, Byler, Marcucci, Fulton, and Jones also Prevail

(Mercer, PA July 16, 2016): Jack Sodeman, Jr. gave his father a wonderful birthday present, winning again at Mercer Raceway Park and getting his second victory of the weekend. "To be able to double up on his birthday, that's pretty cool," Sodeman said. But perhaps even better was the substantial boostthat he got towards that track championship. On Mid-Season Championship Night double points were awarded, so when second place driver Brandon Matus retired early, Sodeman got the edge in the 4 Your Car Connection standings. Indeed, Matus' misfortune, coupled with a third place run, moved A.J. Flick into second in the rankings.

Also taking checkers were Jimmy Holden (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds), Andy Priest (Bonnell's Rod Shops Outlaw Sprint Warriors), Russ Byler (Precise Racing Products Open Stocks), MarkMarcucci (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites), Tyler Fulton (Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks), and Roman Jones (Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints).

Sodeman had the pole for the 4 Your Car Connection main event. While he was able to open up a lead, Brandon Spithaler marched toward the front. Once Spithaler gained teh second position, he seemed to find a little more power in his mount. However, every time Spithaler made a charge on Sodeman, it seemed as though there was a lapped car in his way.

Spithaler was persistent, though, and when a lapped car took his line away in turn one, he dove to the inside. Spithaler did manage to get his nose out front momentarily, but Sodeman stayed on the cushion and pulled ahead. "I saw him, I figured he was actually going to try to give me a slide job and it was a little too slick there and that's when i definitely knew that he was close," Sodeman noted. Sodeman continued to lead, but Spithaler remained close all the way to the checkers. "I knew that I had to run those last couple of laps pretty hard after I I saw him." Sodeman explained, "I was just trying to hit my marks."

A.J. Flick inherited the third position when Brandon Matus lost power a few laps from the finish. Scott Priester applied the pressure to him over the final few rounds, but Flick had the better of it. Gale Ruth Jr. debuited a new car, and brought it home in fifth.

Jordan Ryan, John Garvin, Brent Matus, Davey Jones, and Alex Paden had the next five rungs covered.

Dennis Wagner had a top five run come to a disappointing end when he flipped his 360 Sprint in turn two. He was unhurt.

Jimmy Morris and Flick were the winners of the evenings heat races.

Jimmy Holden had a comfortable lead in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified feature wiped away when the only caution was displayed with just four laps remaining. That put Kyle Fink on his flank, but Holden had the advantage on the restart. "It was really a question of what line I wanted to pick there," Holden said. "I moved to the bottom while we were racing, but then, I thought the top might be good, too." Holden explained why he opted for the bottom. "It's all about the restart timing itself, you can get a little bit of a jump and what you can do is crowd the guy underneath of him and you pretty much own the line going into one and two."

Although Holden did exactly that, he still felt that Fink could have driven by. "If he had been a little further up, he could have sealed the deal." Nonetheless, Fink did make strong bids for the lead in turns one and two for each of the next two laps. But Holden had the short way around the track figured out this night.

Meanwhile, Lonny Riggs was lurking in the shadows of Holden and Fink. He saw the opportunity to dive to the inside of Fink in the last turn on the last lap, and he won the drag race to the finish line for second.

Tommy Kristyak and Sid Unverzagt, Jr. held forth and fifth. Frank Guidace, Jeff Schaffer, Sr., Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Erik Martin, and Kyle Holden were the enxt finishers.

Riggs and Holden were best in their respective qualifiers.

Points leader Andy Priest took maximum advantage of his pole starting spot, going wire to wire in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Jimmy Seger was closing in on Priest with about seven laps to go, but Priest go to the lapped cars first, and he used them as a pick to gain some extra distance over his challenger. "I was trying to watch them when I was catching them," Priest said of the slower cars. His timing was perfect on each occasion.

Seger did run second until the final turn of the final lap, when he detonated a motor, He limped across the line in third. Beating him to the wire was Mike Marano, II. Gregg McCandless and Jacob Gomola followed Seger across the finish line.

Last week's winner, Greg Dobrosky, was sixth. Tyler Denochik made his first start of the season pay off with seventh. Darin Gallagher, Mike Miller, and George Englert completed the top ten.

The heat victories went to Seger and Priest.

Russ Byler raced to the win in the Precise Racing Products Open STock Car feature event. He methodically worked his way to the front, and then he passed Shawn Smith for the lead on lap 13. Three laps later, while running second, Smith took an excursion through the infield at turn four, That handed second over to William Hurrelbrink, who maintained it to the checkers. Smith did recover for third and Ryan Moyer held down the fourth spot. Jamie Sharba was fifth. Andy Thompson, Terry Young, Pat Fielding, Bobby Heim, and Curt Bish rounded out the top ten. Byler and Sharba took the preliminaries.

Mark Marcucci passed Doug Jones three laps into the contest for the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Brandon Shaw, Kurt Eckstrom, and Shane Pfeuffer battled to the wire for third through fifth. Shane Webb, Keith Smith, Kenny Meadows, Chris Robinson, and Jason Johnson completed the top ten. The heat winners were Marcucci and Pfeuffer.

Isaac Paden jumped out to the early lead in the Mini Stock feature presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. But, it was Tyler Fulton who surged ahead on lap four, and he took it the rest of the way for the win. The second place car was Darrell Lawson, with Shane Shook, Kenny Lawson, and Tim Callahan rounding out the top five. The next five finishers were Paden, Pete Blazak, David Siebert, Mark Akins, and Alan Perry. The heat winners were Fulton and Paden.

In the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints, Roman Jones made a last lap pass on his pal, Jordan Simmons. Ayden Cipriano raced home in third, with Sammy Darby getting fourth. Chase Metheny was fifth and Austin Cavanaugh in sixth. Jones also doubled up with a heat win.

Next week will be a Saturday Night Live! racing program, with bicycle races for the children. The bicycle races are presented by Approved Toilet Rentals and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Remember, that all children must have their helmets.

4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Cars: Jack Sodeman, Jr., Brandon Spithaler, A.J. Flick, Scott Priester, Gale Ruth Jr., Jordan Ryan, John Garvin, Brent Matus, Davey Jones, Alex Paden, Dennis Wagner, Landon, LaLonde, Geoge Hobaugh, Jr., Gale Ruth, Sr., Brandon Matus, Miachael Bauer, Jimmy Morris, Brian Saulsbery, Adam Kekich.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, Lonny Riggs, Kyle Fink, Tommy Kristyak, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Frank Guidace, Jeff Schaffer, Sr., Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Erik Martin, Kyle Holden, Ryan Kemery, Kevin Green, Jason Sines, Richard Whitney, Kevin Hoffman, Jimmy Parenti, Jr.

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Andy Priest, Mike Marano, II, Jimmy Seger, Gregg McCandless, Jacob Gomola, Greg Dobrosky, Tyler Denochik, Darin Gallagher, Mike Miller, George Englert, Eric L. Williams, Rod Jones, Harold Braden, Jr.

Precise Racing Products Open Stocks: Russ Byler, William Hurrelbrink, Shawn Smith, Ryan Moyer, Jamie Sharba, Andy Thompson, Terry Young, Pat Fielding, Bobby Heim, Curt Bish, Gary Robinson, Terry Wheeler, Troy Norman, Mike Hudzik, Steve Allison, Dan Fedorchieck, Brad Schaffer, Scott Byers, Rick Chess.

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Mark Marcucci, Doug Jones, Brandon Shaw, Kurt Eckstrom, Shane Pfeuffer, Shane Webb, Keith Smith, Kenny Meadows, Chris Robinson, Jason Johnson, Josh Christopher, Bill Stivason, Vivian Jones, Dusty Frantz, Joey Sisk, Kacy Campbell (DQ).

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Tyler Fulton, Darrell Lawson, Shane Shook, Kenny Lawson, Tim Callahan, Isaac Paden, Pete Blazak, David Siebert, Mark Akins, Alan Perry, Gary Stanke, Karlee Longwell, Summer Pitts, Josh Rathbun, William Haylett, Matthew Rubright, Jacob Rice, Randall Blinn (DNS), Ed Haylett (DNS).

Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints: Roman Jones, Jordan Simmons, Ayden Cipriano, Sammy Darby, Chase Metheny, Austin Cavanaugh.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT (UNOFFICIAL)

 FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA SPONSOR NIGHT PRESENTED BY STRICKLAND'S GMC TOTAL ENTRIES - 139

 KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (21 entries)

A-FEATURE (20 laps - NT) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (2) 2. 67c Steve Collins (6) 3. 0 Glenn Styres (3) 4. 80 Chris Steele (12) 5. 97 Cory Turner (5) 6. 10 Mitch Brown (1) 7. 5d Dave Dykstra (7) 8. 17x Dain Naida (20) 9. 1-10 Jake Brown (8) 10. 6 Curtis Gartly (9) 11. 38 Tyler Hendricks (14) 12. 81 Derek Jonathan (4) 13. 14h Jim Huppunen (11) 14. 91 Ryan Turner (15) 15. 9 Steve Lyons (10) 16. 9nz Havard Daniels (19) 17. 2 Lee Winger (18) 18. 27z Stan Zanchin (16) 19. 0c Cole MacDonald (21) 20. DNF 67 Chris Durand (17) 21. DNF 11 Jamie Turner (13) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Dylan Westbrook (1-20) Hard Charger - Dain Naida (+12)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (1), 2. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 3. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (3), 4. 80 Chris Steele, St. Catharines ON (4), 5. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (6), 6. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (5), 7. DNF 9nz Havard Daniels, Auckland NZ (7)

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - NT) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 67c Steve Collins, Belfast NY (4), 2. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (1), 3. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (2), 4. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (7), 5. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (6), 6. 67 Chris Durand, Port Stanley ON (5), 7. 0c Cole MacDonald, Waterdown ON (3)

STRICKLAND’S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - 1:56.986) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (3), 2. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (2), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (6), 4. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (1), 5. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (7), 6. 2 Lee Winger, Caledonia ON (5), 7. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (4)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 - Most heat race passing points): Steve Collins

 

 

Steve Poirier Late Race Pass of Jason Barney Wins Lucas Oil ESS Thriller at Albany-Saratoga.

ESS Career win #59 Ties him With Mike Woodring

MALTA, NY – Steve Poirier made two statements Friday night during the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint event at Albany-Saratoga. First he made late race passes on both Chuck Hebing and then leader Jason Barney to win his sixth A-Main of the season. Second, it marked ESS career win #59 which ties him with Mike Woodring atop the all-time win list.

The 25 lap Mach 1 Chassis A-Main all came down to a restart on lap 17. Barney was in the lead and chose the inside lane with Hebing alongside and Poirier starting in third.

“Jason started the last restart and it was perfect for me.” Poirier mentioned on the restart that changed the outcome of the event. “I was able to get a good start and get by Cobra (Hebing), and get to the outside in turns one and two. That helped me get a good lane and try to make a pass on Jason.”

As the two came down for lap 22, Poirier dove under Barney going into three and slid up beside him. “I made that move to see if I car could stick in the middle.” Poirier continued. “The next lap I had such a good run I knew I could slide him going into three. It’s always tricky to do cause you don’t want your car to get into their left front but I knew I had enough momentum.”

The move indeed did work to perfection with Poirier then opening up a small lead in the final two circuits to get the win over Barney and Hebing.

As mentioned earlier, the victory did set a new chapter in ESS history. For the Quebec native, win #59 times him with Woodring, an ESS Hall of Famer. Even though Poirier has been with ESS since 2006 and never raced against Woodring, he is a man of history.

“This means a lot. I can remember when ESS came to Quebec I always watched Mike, he always started in the back but he always would win. I really didn’t follow sprint cars much but I definitely enjoyed watching him race.” Steve went on. “It also means a lot to win and get #59 the way I did, to win over Jason and Cobra who are the best here is something special.

The victory netted Poirier over $1,800 but also closed him to Barney who leads both the overall Lucas Oil Championship Standings and also the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour standings which was offered on this night.

Barney took home another second place finish, which is always a feat in itself, but he felt he left something on the table. “Yea, I think I gave it away. Don’t get me wrong, Steve earned it in every way. But, I just don’t think I made the right moves on those last few laps.” He went on. “I felt like I had to try to go early on that last restart to get to where I wanted to be on the race track. But, as it turned out, it wasn’t the right choice.”

For Barney, who does have three wins to his credit so far this season, it was another top five and another finish that keeps him in the overall point lead.

“We have had an exceptional year, we still have some work to do to get the results Steve has but I think we are equal as teams, we just need to get better or more consistent.” Barney quipped. “We have three wins with three different car and motors, so that makes you realize we are doing the right thing. We just need that little extra.”

Hebing took third and while he thought he was as fast as the front two, that lap 17 restart set his fate as well. “Jason did what he needed to do, he went quick on that start to keep his lead but it doomed me. I was caught sleeping and Steve got by me.” Hebing noted and kept it simple. “Hey, it’s just one of those deals and there always the next race.

Danny Varin came from his 13th pace start to come home in fourth with pole starting Paul Kinney hanging on for fifth which kept him in third in the overall point chase.

Rounding out the top ten were Shawn Donath, Jessica Zemken, Cory Sparks, Parker Evans, who didn’t show up until just before the heats rolled out with hauler issues and Matt Tanner.

ESS/Albany-Saratoga Notes – A good field of 31 sprints filled the pits…Josh Pieniazek, Bobby Hackel Jr, Lacey Hanson, Will Hull, Matt Austin, Chris Donnelly and Kory Gurney made their first ESS starts in 2016…It was a short night for Donnelly with engine woes and was loaded early…Thanks to Elmo’s Speed and Supply, Opitz Transmissions and Maningo Chev, Buick, GMC for adding to the purse making for a healthy payout…Of Note, the July 24 event at Weedsport as been moved to Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 5th.

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main 25 Laps – Steve Poirier ($1,810), Jason Barney ($1,150), Chuck Hebing ($905), Danny Varin ($890), Paul Kinney ($720), Shawn Donath ($810), Jessica Zemken ($490), Cory Sparks ($445), Parker Evans ($485), Matt Tanner ($400), Brandon Kidd ($485), Kelly Hebing ($320), Will Hull ($300), Chad Miller ($365), Josh Pieniazek ($335), Denny Peebles ($305), Jeff Cook ($375), Dan Douville ($275), Dave Axton ($275), Mike Kiser ($325), Paulie Colagiovanni ($345), Jonathan Preston ($275).

Did Not Qualify – Mike Stelter, Bob Gray, Lacey Hanson, Matt Austin, Chris Donnelly, Bobby Hackel Jr., Pete Richardson, James Hanson, Kory Gurney

Lap Leaders – J. Poirier 1, S. Poirier 2-25

Elmo’s Speed and Supply/Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Donath, Tanner, Preston, Kinney, Varin, Peebles

Elmo’s Speed and Supply/Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Cook, Colagiovanni, C. Hebing, Zemken, Miller, Hull

Elmo’s Speed and Supply/Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Kidd, Douville, Barney, Poirier, Sparks, Evans

Rifenburg Companies/Cobra Coaches Dash – Varin, Miller, Evans, Sparks, Peebles, DNS – Hull

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Kiser, Axton, K. Hebing, Pieniazek

BONUSES:

Rifenburg Companies/Cobra Coaches Dash – Varin ($100), Miller ($75), Evans ($50), Sparks ($25), Peebles ($25)

Opitz Transmissions/Mangino Chev/Buick/GMC Lap Money – Kinney ($120), Barney ($100), C. Hebing ($80), Zemken ($60), Poirier ($60), Varin ($60), Colagiovanni ($20),

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger - Varin (11 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Barney $50

E&V Energy – Donath, Pieniazek $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary - Colagiovanni $50

Lacaillade Masonry – Kiser $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Kinney $35

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time – Kinney, S. Poirier, Hebing $25

Elmo’s Speed and Supply/Car Mate Trailers Heats – Donath. Cook, Kidd $100

911 Restoration – Evans, Kidd $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – Poirier - $200, $100 at Ohsweken Aug. 6

Hoosier Tires – Stelter $200

Vahlco Wheels - Donath $190.

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, Einstein Construction Group, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, Panther Frameworx, YorkMont Auctions,, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

Michael Norris gets the monkey off his back with Precise Late Model win
Williamson and Sodeman are repeat winners in Mods and Sprints
Aaron Easler finally breaks through with first career Fab4 win

Sarver, PA (July 15, 2016) Michael Norris has been fast every night, but the gremlins had always found a way to catch up with him by night’s end. Tonight, however, Michael Norris scored a much needed win in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models. For at least the fourth time this year, Mat Williamson came from 10th on the starting grid to win the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified feature; his sixth victory and second threepeat of the season. Jack Sodeman Jr. swapped the lead back and forth with AJ Flick throughout the 25-lap Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprint feature before pulling away late in lapped traffic. Today was his Hall of Fame father’s 71st birthday! Last but certainly not least, Aaron Easler, (son of Sylvan Easler of Alternative Power Sources), picked up his first career Fab4 feature win in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Crate Sportsman division after a spirited battle with Bob Egley.

7.15.16

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH
2. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo
3. (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City
4. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver
5. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver
6. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton
7. (12) Darin Gallagher, Butler
8. (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City
9. (22E) Ralph Engle Jr., Harmony
10. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown
11. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg
12. (76) Davey Jones, Warrendale
13. (24X) Sye Lynch, Apollo
14. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington
15. (4N) Jimmy Morris, Fowler, OH
16. (9) Jimmy Colvin, Meadville
17. (46) Michael Bauer, Clarion
18. (C1) Clay Riney, Wellsburg, WV
19. (27Z) Sean Zemunik, Perth, AUS
20. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum
Heat Winners: AJ Flick, Brandon Spithaler, Jack Sodeman Jr.
B-Main Winner: Jimmy Colvin

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver
2. (56) Russ King, Bristolville, OH
3. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr., Wexford
4. (61) Joe Martin, Punxsutawney
5. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg
6. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver
7. (111) Matt Lux, Franklin
8. (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park
9. (66) Todd Bachman, Natrona Heights
10. (84) Andrew Wylie, Saltsburg
11. (8S) Tommy Schirnhofer, Dormont
12. (54) Eric Andrus, West Spring Creek
13. (81) Mike Miller, Chicora
14. (3) Dan Swartzlander, Freeport

15. (B1) Brandon Wearing, Callery
16. (32R) Jim Rasey, Warren OH
17. (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars
18. (411) Bob Moore, Butler
Heat Winners: Alex Ferree, Matt Lux

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (6) Mat Williamson, St. Catharine’s, ONT
2. (25) Eric Rudolph, Ransomville, NY
3. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH
4. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian
5. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk
6. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg
7. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars
8. (45) Steve Feder, Butler
9. (7) Michael Maresca, Akron, OH
10. (66M) JR McGinley, Fairmont City
11. (83T) Tom Glenn, Barkeyville
12. (21K) Randy Chrysler, Tuscarora, NY
13. (29) Garrett Krummert, Butler
14. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver
15. (27R) Dave Reges, Butler
16. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City
Heat Winners: Dave Murdick, Brian Swartzlander

 

 

Weaver, Horstman, and Learman pick up inaugural Clash wins.

07/15/2016 Lima, OH

Another beautiful sky welcomed teams and fans alike as they arrived at Limaland Motorsports Park for the first ever "Open Wheel Clash" presented by K&L Ready Mix. No. 1w Paul Weaver picked up the inaugural JLH General Contractor F.A.S.T. 305 Sprints feature, No. 17 Jared Horstman bagged his 5th K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint feature win, and #4L Mike Learman of Woodstock Illinois won his first career K&N Filters UMP MOdified A Main.

The night started with the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds in the McDonald's Dash for Cash, sponsored by Lewis Family McDonalds of Lima/Allen County. No. 10L Nathan Loney would win the $100 dash, and the McDonalds hood plaque.

In feature action, the JLH General Contractor F.A.S.T. 305 Sprints would start the show. No. 77I John Ivy, and No. 12 Kyle Capodice would lead the field to gree, with Capodice grabbing the early advantage. Fremont Ohio's Paul Weaver would waste no time moving from his 6th staring spot to 3rd on lap 1 and would move to 2nd on lap 3. on lap 4, the caution flag would wave for the No. 5J of Jake Hesson of Marysville, OH. The No. 2F of Matt Foos also stopped in turn 4 with both cars done for the night. On the restart, Weaver would pull the trigger on a slide job to get teh lead from Capodice, and never look back. Despite heavy lapped traffic, and a late red flag for a flip involving No. 1x Dustin Dinan, Weaver would win big over No.22m Dan McCarron, No. 1 Nate Dussel, Capodice, and No. 99 Alvin Roepke, who charged from 18th to finish 5th. Weaver was offered the opportunity to tag the tail of the NRA 360 feature, but was unable to make the call due to a damaged Jacobs ladder.

Next up were the K&L ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders in their $3000 to win A Main. No. 49 Shawn Dancer, and No. 5m Max Stambaugh would lead the field to green with Dancer jumping out front early, using the high side of the racetrack. No. 17 Jared Horstman would slide past Stambaugh to grab the 2nd spot on lap 4, then use the lapped car of No. 12 Nick Roberts as a pick to grab the lead over Dancer on lap 10. Caution would wave on lap 13 for the No. 6 of Sean hosey as he spun out in turn 2. On the restart, Horstman would pull away once again and charge to his 5th win of the season, with Archbold, Ohio's Kyle Sauder moving to 2nd on lap 16. No. B20 Butch Schroeder would make his way past Sauder on lap 23, but Sauder would battle back nearly getting past Schoreder at the line, but falling just short and finishing 3rd. Dancer would finish 4th and Germantown Ohio's Hud Horton would finish 5th in the Mike Castrucci Ford No. 30.

Completing racing action for the night were the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds. No. 3W Dylan Woodling, and #116 Jimmie haager would bring the field to green with Woodling taking the early advantage. No. 4L Mike Learman took his car to the high side of the track and moved to 2nd on lap 4, and take the lead on lap 6. Meanwhile, great racing was taking place behind the top 2, as Churubusco, Indiana's Todd Sherman charged his way to battle for 3rd with Haager, No. 162 Logan Moody, and No. 10L Nathan Loney. Caution would wave on lap 18 for the No. 01 driven by Jared Spaulding spinning in turn 4, and again on the restart for Haager spinning in turn 1. In the end it was Learman grabbing his first career feature win over Woodling, Loney, No. 16 Jeff Koz, and No. 65 Todd Sherman.

Limaland Motorsports Park will be back in action next Friday night, July 22nd, when Menke Brothers Construction presents Four Banger Friday II. In action will be the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, The K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, The Bud Thunderstocks, and returning for their second and final visit of 2016, the Ulm's Inc. Tuff Trucks. Visit www.limaland.com for details on this and all of the events at Limaland Motorsports Park.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/15/2016 K&L Ready Mix Open Wheel Clash

F.A.S.T 305 Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 12-Kyle Capodice; 2. 1X-Dustin Dinan; 3. 25-Jason Keckler; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore; 5. 66-Jamie Miller; 6. 2L-Landon Lalorde; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith; 8. 94K-Kevin Mingus

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver; 2. 2F-Matt Foos; 3. 20B-Cody Bova; 4. 1-Nate Dussel; 5. 36-Seth Schneider; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke; 7. 4*-Tyler Street; 8. 45-Trevor Baker

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 77I-John Ivy; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson; 3. 19R-Steve Rando; 4. 9R-Dustin Rall; 5. 75-Jerry Dahms; 6. 32H-Dan Hennig; 7. 12H-Luke Hall

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 2. 22M-Dan Mccarnon; 3. 47-Matt Lucius; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy; 5. 14-Rick Daugherty; 6. 5J-Jake Hesson; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 66-Jamie Miller; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke; 3. 5J-Jake Hesson; 4. 36-Seth Schneider; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith; 6. 94K-Kevin Mingus; 7. 45-Trevor Baker; 8. 2L-Landon Lalorde; 9. 4*-Tyler Street; 10. 12H-Luke Hall; 11. 44-Kyle Farmer; 12. 75-Jerry Dahmns; 13. 32H-Dan Hennig; 14. 14-Rick Daugherty

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[6]; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[4]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[14]; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[2]; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[18]; 6. 77I-John Ivy[1]; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[10]; 8. 10X-Dustin Stroup[12]; 9. 20B-Cody Bova[5]; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[13]; 11. 66-Jamie Miller[17]; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[11]; 13. 36-Seth Schneider[20]; 14. 9R-Dustin Rall[15]; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[16]; 16. 47-Matt Lucius[7]; 17. 2-Ricky Peterson[3]; 18. 1X-Dustin Dinan[8]; 19. 2F-Matt Foos[9]; 20. 5J-Jake Hesson[19]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Qualifying - 1. 17-Jared Horstman, 11.52; 2. 30-Hud Horton, 11.61; 3. 23-Devon Dobie, 11.61; 4. 2-Kyle Sauder, 11.62; 5. 11-Tim Allison, 11.69; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 11.69; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer, 11.71; 8. B20-Butch Schroeder, 11.71; 9. 35R-Ron Blair, 11.73; 10. 6S-Jr Stewart, 11.74; 11. 5W-Jeff Williams, 11.79; 12. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr, 12.02; 13. 1-Luke Hall, 12.10; 14. 12-Nick Roberts, 12.21; 15. 6-Sean Hosey, 12.27; 16. 57-Mike Dunlap, 12.36; 17. 23J-Zane Devault, 12.42; 18. 10J-Jarrod Delong, 12.44

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer; 2. 6S-Jr Stewart; 3. 17-Jared Horstman; 4. 2-Kyle Sauder; 5. 57-Mike Dunlap; 6. 1-Luke Hall

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. B20-Butch Schroeder; 2. 11-Tim Allison; 3. 30-Hud Horton; 4. 5W-Jeff Williams; 5. 23J-Zane Devault; 6. 12-Nick Roberts

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 35R-Ron Blair; 2. 5M-Max Stambaugh; 3. 6-Sean Hosey; 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr; 5. 10J-Jarrod Delong; 6. 23-Devon Dobie

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 17-Jared Horstman[6]; 2. B20-Butch Schroeder[7]; 3. 2-Kyle Sauder[4]; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer[1]; 5. 30-Hud Horton[5]; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh[2]; 7. 6S-Jr Stewart[9]; 8. 11-Tim Allison[3]; 9. 35R-Ron Blair[8]; 10. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr[11]; 11. 57-Mike Dunlap[16]; 12. 23-Devon Dobie[13]; 13. 10J-Jarrod Delong[18]; 14. 1-Luke Hall[14]; 15. 5W-Jeff Williams[10]; 16. 6-Sean Hosey[12]; 17. 12-Nick Roberts[15]; 18. 23J-Zane Devault[17]

K&N Filters UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 10L-Nathon Loney; 2. 162-Logan Moody; 3. L5-Casey Luedeke; 4. 4G-Bill Griffith; 5. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 6. 19-Ryan Ordway; 7. 92-Kyle Shaffer; 8. 12-Tom Jacobs; 9. 1X-Jj Butler

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. 116-Jimmy Haager; 3. 10B-Scott Bowersock; 4. 36-Brandon Vaughon; 5. 95J-Jerry Bowersock; 6. 58P-Jim Post; 7. 17-Nick Rosselit; 8. 17R-Brandon Ramsey; 9. 50-Buzz Jacobs

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 4-Mike Learman; 2. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson; 4. 16-Jeff Koz; 5. 34X-Andy Bibler; 6. 45P-Brian Post; 7. O1-Jared Spalding; 8. 1-Will Norris; 9. 12B-Kelly Bowlby

B-Main - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 45P-Brian Post; 2. 1-Will Norris; 3. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 4. O1-Jared Spalding; 5. 19-Ryan Ordway; 6. 58P-Jim Post; 7. 92-Kyle Shaffer; 8. 1X-Jj Butler; 9. 50-Buzz Jacobs; 10. 17-Nick Rosselit; 11. 12-Tom Jacobs; 12. 17R-Brandon Ramsey

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 4-Mike Learman[4]; 2. 3W-Dylan Woodling[1]; 3. 10L-Nathon Loney[6]; 4. 16-Jeff Koz[12]; 5. 65-Todd Sherman[5]; 6. L5-Casey Luedeke[7]; 7. 22T-Tony Anderson[9]; 8. 10B-Scott Bowersock[8]; 9. 162-Logan Moody[3]; 10. 45P-Brian Post[16]; 11. 11H-Mike Hoblein[13]; 12. 1-Will Norris[17]; 13. 34X-Andy Bibler[15]; 14. 12B-Kelly Bowlby[18]; 15. 36-Brandon Vaughon[11]; 16. 116-Jimmy Haager[2]; 17. 19-Ryan Ordway[20]; 18. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[14]; 19. O1-Jared Spalding[19]; 20. 4G-Bill Griffith[10]

 

Michael Norris gets the monkey off his back with Precise Late Model win Williamson and Sodeman are repeat winners in Mods and Sprints Aaron Easler finally breaks through with first career Fab4 win

Sarver, PA (July 15, 2016) Michael Norris has been fast every night, but the gremlins had always found a way to catch up with him by night’s end. Tonight, however, Michael Norris scored a much needed win in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models. For at least the fourth time this year, Mat Williamson came from 10th on the starting grid to win the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified feature; his sixth victory and second threepeat of the season. Jack Sodeman Jr. swapped the lead back and forth with AJ Flick throughout the 25-lap Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprint feature before pulling away late in lapped traffic. Today was his Hall of Fame father’s 71st birthday! Last but certainly not least, Aaron Easler, (son of Sylvan Easler of Alternative Power Sources), picked up his first career Fab4 feature win in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Crate Sportsman division after a spirited battle with Bob Egley.

7.15.16

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH 2. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo 3. (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City 4. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver 5. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver 6. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton 7. (12) Darin Gallagher, Butler 8. (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City 9. (22E) Ralph Engle Jr., Harmony 10. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown 11. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg 12. (76) Davey Jones, Warrendale 13. (24X) Sye Lynch, Apollo 14. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington 15. (4N) Jimmy Morris, Fowler, OH 16. (9) Jimmy Colvin, Meadville 17. (46) Michael Bauer, Clarion 18. (C1) Clay Riney, Wellsburg, WV 19. (27Z) Sean Zemunik, Perth, AUS 20. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum Heat Winners: AJ Flick, Brandon Spithaler, Jack Sodeman Jr. B-Main Winner: Jimmy Colvin

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver 2. (56) Russ King, Bristolville, OH 3. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr., Wexford 4. (61) Joe Martin, Punxsutawney 5. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg 6. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver 7. (111) Matt Lux, Franklin 8. (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park 9. (66) Todd Bachman, Natrona Heights 10. (84) Andrew Wylie, Saltsburg 11. (8S) Tommy Schirnhofer, Dormont 12. (54) Eric Andrus, West Spring Creek 13. (81) Mike Miller, Chicora 14. (3) Dan Swartzlander, Freeport

15. (B1) Brandon Wearing, Callery 16. (32R) Jim Rasey, Warren OH 17. (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars 18. (411) Bob Moore, Butler Heat Winners: Alex Ferree, Matt Lux

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (6) Mat Williamson, St. Catharine’s, ONT 2. (25) Eric Rudolph, Ransomville, NY 3. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH 4. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian 5. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk 6. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg 7. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars 8. (45) Steve Feder, Butler 9. (7) Michael Maresca, Akron, OH 10. (66M) JR McGinley, Fairmont City 11. (83T) Tom Glenn, Barkeyville 12. (21K) Randy Chrysler, Tuscarora, NY 13. (29) Garrett Krummert, Butler 14. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver 15. (27R) Dave Reges, Butler 16. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City Heat Winners: Dave Murdick, Brian Swartzlander

 

 

Prochaska, Heser, Smith and Schriever Victorious at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 15, 2016) - Skylar Prochaska garnered a sprint car victory at Jackson Motorplex for the second straight week on Friday during GDF Bobcat/KICD Radio Night.

Prochaska advanced from sixth to win the first of twin Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars main events as well as increase his lead in the championship standings. Casey Heser claimed the second feature with Colin Smith winning the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars main event and Alex Schriever the Heartland Racing Association non-wing sprint car race.

The action began with Prochaska maneuvering his way from the third row to pick up the first 20-lap Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars feature. Scott Winters, Gregg Bakker, Brandon Halverson and 11th starting Matt Juhl rounded out the top five, respectively.

Heser, who finished seventh in the first main event to catch the feature inversion for the second main event perfectly, took advantage of his front row starting position for the second feature. He scored his first victory of the season at Jackson Motorplex with Bakker finishing second, Halverson third, Winters fourth and Prochaska fifth.

Halverson and Winters were the heat race winners.

Smith won his second Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars event of the season and pulled himself within 10 points of the lead in the championship standings. Brady Forbrook charged from ninth to the runner-up position. Jesse Lindberg ended third, Elliot Amdahl fourth and points leader Mike Stien was fifth.

Lindberg and Amdahl both captured a heat race.

Schriever earned his first triumph of the season at Jackson Motorplex during the HRA non-wing event. Clinton Bruns held off Brandon Stevenson for second place with Nate Laugen fourth and 10th starting Rick Shuman fifth.

Stevenson and Laugen each won a heat race.

Jackson Motorplex will return to action on Saturday when the program features Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA stock cars.

Tickets for Saturday's event are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors ages 65 and older, $6 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $30.

The pits will open at 4 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Last-Deck ® 360 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 15, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (2); 2. 11x-Gregg Bakker (4); 3. 2-Derrik Lusk (5); 4. 75c-Casey Heser (3); 5. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (7); 6. 32-Matt Juhl (6); 7. 21-Devin Friedrichsen (8); 8. 7-Kaley Gharst (1).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 23w-Scott Winters (1); 2. 2h-Bill Boles (3); 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska (8); 4. 33-James Broty (5); 5. 5m-Troy Manteufel (4); 6. 7d-Dave Becker (6); 7. 1-Dean Brown (2); 8. 6-Carson McCarl (7).

A Feature #1 (20 Laps): 1. 35-Skylar Prochaska (6); 2. 23w-Scott Winters (3); 3. 11x-Gregg Bakker (4); 4. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (5); 5. 32-Matt Juhl (11); 6. 21-Devin Friedrichsen (13); 7. 75c-Casey Heser (9); 8. 33-James Broty (7); 9. 7d-Dave Becker (12); 10. 2-Derrik Lusk (1); 11. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (8); 12. 2h-Bill Boles (2); 13. 1-Dean Brown (14); 14. 5m-Troy Manteufel (10); 15. 6-Carson McCarl (DNS); 16. 7-Kaley Gharst (DNS).

A Feature #2 (20 Laps): 1. 75c-Casey Heser (2); 2. 11x-Gregg Bakker (6); 3. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (5); 4. 23w-Scott Winters (7); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (8); 6. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (11); 7. 33-James Broty (1); 8. 21-Devin Friedrichsen (3); 9. 7d-Dave Becker (9); 10. 5m-Troy Manteufel (14); 11. 1-Dean Brown (13); 12. 32-Matt Juhl (4); 13. 2-Derrik Lusk (DNS); 14. 2h-Bill Boles (DNS); 15. 6-Carson McCarl (DNS); 16. 7-Kaley Gharst (DNS).

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 15, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (6 Laps): 1. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (2); 2. 22-Kaleb Johnson (4); 3. 4sn-Nate Eakin (3); 4. 33-Trevor Smith (6); 5. 77-Taylor Ryan (1); 6. 14k-Victoria Knutson (5).

Heat Race #2 (6 Laps): 1. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (2); 2. 05-Colin Smith (3); 3. 10-Trevor Serbus (1); 4. 5-Brady Forbrook (5); 5. 4s-Mike Stien (4).

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 05-Colin Smith (6); 2. 5-Brady Forbrook (9); 3. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (3); 4. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (4); 5. 4s-Mike Stien (8); 6. 4sn-Nate Eakin (5); 7. 14k-Victoria Knutson (11); 8. 10-Trevor Serbus (2); 9. 77-Taylor Ryan (1); 10. 22-Kaleb Johnson (7); 11. 33-Trevor Smith (10).

Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprints Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 15, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (6 Laps): 1. 0x-Brandon Stevenson (2); 2. 7x-Clinton Bruns (3); 3. 0-Alex Schriever (1); 4. 1-Andy Anderson (4); 5. 14-Rob Sharits (6); 6. 91-Rick Shuman (5).

Heat Race #2 (6 Laps): 1. 18-Nate Laugen (1); 2. 2-Leon DeBoer (3); 3. 13-Dave Murphy (2); 4. 7-Rick Jansma (5); 5. 51-Doug Martins (4).

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (5); 2. 7x-Clinton Bruns (3); 3. 0x-Brandon Stevenson (1); 4. 18-Nate Laugen (2); 5. 91-Rick Shuman (10); 6. 2-Leon DeBoer (4); 7. 13-Dave Murphy (6); 8. 14-Rob Sharits (7); 9. 7-Rick Jansma (8); 10. 1-Andy Anderson (9); 11. 51-Doug Martins (DNS).

UP NEXT -

SATURDAY : Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA stock cars

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JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays and Saturdays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360ci winged sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

 

 

Brady Short blasts away from ‘Indiana Sprint Week’ field at Lincoln Park - Greencastle’s Josh Boller scores UMP Super Stock win

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Brady Short might have missed the first three dates on the “Indiana Sprint Week” circuit, but he’ll likely make his presence felt during the second half of the tour. Short turned an 11th-place starting position in the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car race into a dominating victory at Lincoln Park Speedway Thursday evening. Short took the lead on lap 12 from Dave Darland and would lead by nearly a half lap at one point before capturing his fifth ISW victory. The win came on the 10th anniversary of his first ISW victory back at Bloomington Speedway in 2006. The UMP Super Stocks were also on the docket and it was Greencastle’s Josh Boller taking home the top prize with his fifth feature win of the season. The fact that the race even took place was a testament to a team effort by track promoter Joe Spiker and his crew. Following torrential rain Wednesday evening, the Putnamville oval was more fit for power boat racing rather than sprint cars, but the group’s dedication prevailed. Fans were rewarded with a field of 50 sprint cars as Tyler Courtney claimed the ProSource Fast Qualifier Award with a time of 12.670 to edge out Brent Beauchamp. Courtney came into the night as the ISW points leader and he’d also claim the win in the first heat race of the night. Thomas Meseraull picked up the victory in the second heat race in his first evening driving for the Landon Simon Racing Team. Short scored the win in the third heat followed by Robert Ballou in the fourth heat race. Chase Stockon and Dave Darland were the early front runners for the 30-lap A-main. The two were wheel-to-wheel for the first lap before Stockon surged to the lead. Courtney would bring out the race’s first caution when he jumped the right rear tire of Justin Grant while battling for a top-five spot. On the restart, Darland and Stockon went back to their battle as Darland crossed Stockon over and ripped into the top spot after rocketing off the turn four cushion. Stockon fired a slider right back at the winningest “Indiana Sprint Week” driver in the series history. Darland held off the challenge to hold on to the lead. Short was clicking off one position at a time as he took over the second spot from Stockon on lap 11 and would snag the point from Darland heading into turn three. From there, Short quickly built on his lead and opened it to a half lap by lap 20. Stockon got a shot at Short on a pair of re-starts following a spin by Zach Daum with five laps remaining and another after Beauchamp spin from his ninth position. On the following re-start, Short blasted away from Stockon to win by a second and half as Stockon, Chad Boespflug, Ballou and KSE Racing Products/B&W Auto Mart Hard Charger Thomas Meseraull, who raced forward from 18th to fifth. Short credited his early qualifying effort for setting himself up for feature time success. “Qualifying was huge tonight, but I went out early and made the best lap I could to give us a good spot,” Short said. “When we took off in the heat race, I knew we were going to be one of the good cars and it was going to be up to me. I tried to give it away a couple times, just because I kept missing my marks and overdriving. I was on vacation last week and decided to come run this second week, so it’s pretty special. To come here and beat 50 cars, you have to have a lot of luck. I didn’t think we’d even be racing today, so that’s a credit to Joe Spiker and his crew because they gave us an awesome race track.” As the United Midwest Promoter (UMP) battle for the national points championship season heads into the home stretch, LPS played host to what amounted to a bonus night for UMP Super Stock drivers. Boller came into Thursday night leading the national points ahead of Steve Peeden and was able to add a bit of a cushion as he powered away to his fourth LPS win of the season. Seven of the top-14 drivers in national UMP Sportsman points were on hand to battle for a leg up on the competition and it was Boller that found his way back to victory lane. The top-three on Thursday night actually mirrored the national standings as Boller, Peeden and Chris Hillman rounded out the top spots. Greencastle’s Jonathon Newgent placed fourth ahead of Doug McCullough. Boller started outside of Brazil’s Larry Raines as the field went green with Peeden and Hillman close behind. However, Boller quickly built his lead as the rest of the competitors fought for a top-five position. After five laps, Boller had built a solid advantage over Raines as Hillman and Peeden battled side-by-side for the third spot with a three-way fight between Newgent, Wes McClara and McCullough taking place behind the lead pack. A couple of mid-race caution flags brought the field back to Boller for a re-start, but the UMP leader made short work as the green flag waved. Ten laps into the A-main, Boller had built another solid lead and would not look back in a dominating victory that will help him open a bigger lead on Peeden, who trailed 1,216 to 1,036 in points through July 10. Hillman’s third-place keeps him within striking distance with 991 points. Hawkins’ seventh-place finish helps him hold on to fifth in points as McCullough gains a bit. Newgent should gain some points after his fourth-place run as he stands 14th in national points.

USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series “Indiana Sprint Week” FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brady Short, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Chad Boespflug, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Thomas Meseraull, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. Shane Cottle, 8. Tyler Courtney, 9. Kevin Thomas Jr., 10. Dave Darland, 11. Brady Bacon, 12. Aaron Farney, 13. Jarett Andretti, 14. Tyler Thomas, 15. Brent Beauchamp, 16. C.J. Leary, 17. Justin Grant, 18. Logan Jarrett, 19. Chris Windom, 20. Zach Daum, 21. Isaac Chapple, 22. Hunter Schuerenberg, 23. J.J. Hughes, 24. Jon Stanbrough.

C-MAIN: (10 laps) 1. C.Cottle, 2. Hopkins, 3. Farney, 4. Hodges, 5. Creech, 6. Williams, 7. Gaines, 8. Mellenberndt, 9. Light, 10. Schmidt, 11. Kreisel, 12. Chambers, 13. Underwood, 14. Gass, 15. Brannin, 16. Chapple, 17. L.Smth. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. T.Thomas, 2. Leary, 3. Schuerenberg, 4. Coons, 5. S.Cottle, 6. Stanbrough, 7. Cockrum, 8. Mattox, 9. McGhee, 10. DiMattia, 11. Hodges, 12. Cummins, 13. Farney, 14. Hopkins, 15. Shuman, 16. C.Cottle, 17. C.Smith.

Heat race winners: Tyler Courtney, Thomas Meseraull, Brady Short, Robert Ballou FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Stockon, Laps 3-11 Darland, Laps 12-30 B.Short.

KSE/B & W AUTO MART HARD CHARGER: Thomas Meseraull; (18th-5th)

 

 

Schatz storms from 15th to Brad Doty Classic win at Attica

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Donny Schatz steadily worked his way through the pack from his 15th starting position at the 28th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics Tuesday at Attica Raceway Park. He used a restart with 12 laps to go to grab the lead and drove to his 14th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series win of the year.

Schatz, from Fargo, ND., became the first drive to win three Brad Doty Classics, all coming in the last six years. It was his third career win at Attica Raceway Park.

The Brad Doty Classic returned to Attica – where it started in 1989 – after spending the last 10 years at Limaland Motorsports Park, and it played out before a standing room only crowd. The 53 drivers vying for the coveted Brad Doty Classic crown represented the biggest field of the year for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The top three finishers in the 40-lap feature – Schatz, Dale Blaney and Daryn Pittman – came from 15th, 10th and 25th starting spots respectively. In fact, Pittman used a series’ provisional to start the feature – his first in the three years he’s been with Kasey Kahne Racing.

“I just had to be calm and cool the first part of that race. Those guys were going at it pretty hard and 40 laps you have to be really smart at the beginning. A lot of guys passed a lot of cars tonight. It was pretty cool to see the 49 (Brad Sweet) come from the C…so see those guys come all the way through…that’s pretty cool. I don’t know if I could do it. I’m just happy as hell…we won the Brad Doty Classic,” said Schatz beside his Bad Boy Off Road, Chevrolet Performance, J&J Auto Racing, Tony Stewart-Curb-Agajanian Racing machine.

“This whole Bad Boy Off Road, Chevrolet Performance team…we didn’t start the year the way we wanted. When people asked us what we thought of our season we kept saying average but when you look at what we did last year…man anything’s going to be average compared to that. These guys are digging…I’m digging…I’m doing everything I can. I hate running the cushion but I ran the cushion and that’s what you have to do to win races…be able to move around the race track. These guys are getting the job done and I’m just the lucky guy that gets to drive it,” Schatz added.

For Blaney, a Hartford, Ohio native, a second place run helped build some much needed confidence for his Go Muddy.com, Eyecon Trail Cameras, BadAzz Box Blinds, CH Motorsports team.

“Donny’s the best for a reason. He came from deep in the pack. The track dictated that you could come from a ways back. There was a thin lane up on top and you could run middle and bottom a little bit. We needed this. We really haven’t been struggling…we’ve been running decent but we haven’t got the finishes we deserve. Great night for all of us…Muddy and Big Game and CH Motorsports and everyone who’s involved with this team. George (Fisher, chief mechanic) and I have been pulling our hair out a little bit. He’s trying to figure out what we need for some balance…he and Donny and Skippy are doing a good job. I’m proud to run second at this race. We’ve won the World of Outlaw race here the past two years…I think the last five or six years it’s either been Schatz or myself so we kept it in the family I guess,” Blaney said.

While he was disappointed he had to take a provisional to make the A-main, Owasso, Oklahoma’s Pittman was excited about how well his car reacted.

“It shows the attitude of this Great Clips team. They didn’t quit. It’s easy to quit when things go bad for you. It was a perfect storm to have a disastrous night. We blew and engine before we even got to the green qualifying so we had to take no time. My car felt really good in our heat race to be honest with you. I was actually kind of excited…I ran fifth in the D-main and I came in and they were like ‘what’s going on’ and I said my car’s really good but I just ran fifth in the D. It’s hard to explain that to your crew chief. We pretty much left it alone and I was confident if the track did what Attica always does we could scoot through the middle. We just had a great car the last couple of weeks, especially the last 10 laps of the race. It was a lot of fun and we passed a lot of really good cars,” Pittman said of his Great Clips, Sage Fruit, Team ASE, Curb Records, Factory Kahne backed machine.

“I’ve never missed a race since I’ve been in this nine car. So that’s three and half years. I’m pretty sad of losing that streak. Hopefully we can start another one tomorrow. It shows how good this team is and how hard they work. For us to go that long and never miss a race is a tribute to how great this Great Clips team is and I’m proud to drive it,” added Pittman.

James McFadden and Danny Holtgraver brought the field to green for the 40-lap feature with McFadden gaining the upper hand. Holtgraver would battle with Jacob Allen and Caleb Griffith for second. Holtgraver and Allen would make contact, sending Allen spinning after three laps were scored. The car on the move was Sheldon Haudenschild who stormed from sixth to second by lap four, bringing Griffith to third.

Following a Shawn Dancer spin on lap six, McFadden would get a tremendous restart over Haudenschild, Griffith, Holtgraver and Joey Saldana. As McFadden and Haudenschild pulled away a tremendous battle ensued for third involving Griffith, Holtgraver, Blaney, Saldana and Schatz. Haudenschild quickly ate away at McFadden’s lead and the pair raced side by side to the start finish line on lap 11 with McFadden holding only a .02 second advantage. The pair began trading sliders at each turn over the next three laps as they prepared to race into heavy lapped traffic.

Meanwhile Blaney had established himself in third with Griffith, Schatz, Saldana, Holtgraver and Parker Price Miller in tow. Haudenschild eventually took the lead on lap 13. At the halfway point as the leaders sliced through lapped traffic, Haudenschild held a comfortable advantage over McFadden with Blaney closing the gap while Schatz moved into fourth. Schatz would drive under Blaney for third on lap 26, right before McFadden would spin.

When the green returned for the double file restart both Schatz and Blaney drove around Haudenschild with Holtgraver moving into fourth. Meanwhile, Pittman had worked his way into the top five. Schatz would begin to pull away from Blaney as Haudenschild, Holtgraver, Pittman, Saldana and Griffith gave chase. Pittman drove into fourth on lap 33. Schatz continued to build on his lead while Blaney ran unchallenged for second. Meanwhile Haudenschild and Pittman put on quite the show in their battle for third. Pittman eventually took the spot on lap 36 but ran out of time to catch Schatz and Blaney.

Schatz would easily drive to the win over Blaney, Pittman, Haudenschild and Holtgraver.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 22 on Smith Family Foods, Comfort Keepers Night. It will be a Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service point night for the 410 sprints with the UMP late models also in action. The 305 sprints will be vying for $1,000 to win thanks to Griff’s Engines. Fans are encouraged to bring canned foods to the track to help feed area senior citizens.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park - 7/12/2016

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

Sprints (53 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying -

1. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 12.709; 2. 83-Joey Saldana, 12.778; 3. 3G-James McFadden, 12.809; 4. 21-Cap Henry, 12.822; 5. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.846; 6. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.848; 7. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.909; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.923; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.930; 10. 41-Jason Johnson, 12.970; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.015; 12. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.020; 13. 97-Dean Jacobs, 13.029; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.101; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.140; 16. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.174; 17. 8M-T.J. Michael, 13.220; 18. O9X-Carson Macedo, 13.301; 19. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.379; 20. 12-Daniel Harding, 13.413; 21. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.450; 22. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 13.479; 23. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.512; 24. 23-D.J. Foos, 13.540; 25. 7V-Shawn Valenti, 14.007; 26. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.017; 27. 1B-Dale Blaney, 13.049; 28. 26-Willie Croft, 13.171; 29. 2X-Parker Price-Miller, 13.187; 30. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.192; 31. 17-Josh Baughman, 13.251; 32. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.263; 33. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.343; 34. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.357; 35. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.372; 36. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.375; 37. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.377; 38. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.377; 39. 71M-Dave Blaney, 13.401; 40. 73-Chris Andrews, 13.415; 41. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.432; 42. 71-Jamie Veal, 13.450; 43. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.452; 44. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.459; 45. 5-David Gravel, 13.477; 46. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.478; 47. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.517; 48. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.519; 49. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.552; 50. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.886; 51. 25M-Kenny Mackey, 13.917; 52. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 18.961; 53. 9-Daryn Pittman, nt

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney[3] ; 4. 49D-Shawn Dancer[1] ; 5. 41-Jason Johnson[4] ; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor[7] ; 7. 7V-Shawn Valenti[9] ; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 9. 59-Jac Haudenschild[8]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 83-Joey Saldana[1] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 4. 8M-T.J. Michael[6] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 6. 12-Daniel Harding[7] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 9. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[9]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 2. 3G-James McFadden[1] ; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 5. O9X-Carson Macedo[6] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5] ; 7. 23-D.J. Foos[8] ; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp[7]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1A-Jacob Allen[2] ; 2. 1B-Dale Blaney[1] ; 3. 7-Paul McMahan[4] ; 4. 71-Jamie Veal[6] ; 5. 7S-Jason Sides[3] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[8] ; 7. 5-David Gravel[7] ; 8. 71M-Dave Blaney[5] ; 9. 25M-Kenny Mackey[9]

Heat 5 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 3. 17-Josh Baughman[2] ; 4. 2-Shane Stewart[8] ; 5. 49-Brad Sweet[6] ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 7. 73-Chris Andrews[5] ; 8. 26-Willie Croft[1] ; 9. 49X-Tim Shaffer[9]

Heat 6 - (10 Laps - Top 3 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2X-Parker Price-Miller[1] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 3. 18-Ian Madsen[3] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman[9] ; 6. O9-Craig Mintz[5] ; 7. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart[8] ; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7]

D-Main - (8 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[2] []; 2. 2-Shane Stewart[4] []; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart[6] [$125]; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[1] [$125]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman[10] [$125]; 6. 7V-Shawn Valenti[5] [$125]; 7. 25M-Kenny Mackey[8] [$125]; 8. 23-D.J. Foos[3] [$125]; 9. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[7] [$125]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer[9] [$125]; 11. 97-Dean Jacobs[11] [$125]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)

1. 8M-T.J. Michael[1] [-]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[4] [-]; 3. 71-Jamie Veal[2] [$150]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart[14] [$150]; 5. 5-David Gravel[8] [$150]; 6. O9X-Carson Macedo[3] [$125]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed[13] [$125]; 8. 12-Daniel Harding[7] [$125]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[10] [$125]; 10. 13-Clyde Knipp[9] [$125]; 11. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6] [$125]; 12. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[12] [$125]; 13. 1ST-Gary Taylor[5] [$125]; 14. 59-Jac Haudenschild[11] [$125]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 26-Willie Croft[2] [-]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides[4] [-]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[3] [-]; 4. 49D-Shawn Dancer[1] [-]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] [-]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet[14] [-]; 7. O9-Craig Mintz[12] [$300]; 8. 8M-T.J. Michael[13] [$250]; 9. 71M-Dave Blaney[8] [$225]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser[11] [$200]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu[6] [$200]; 12. 17W-Bryan Clauson[7] [$200]; 13. 57X-Andrew Palker[9] [$200]; 14. 73-Chris Andrews[10] [$200]

A-Main - (40 Laps)

1. 15-Donny Schatz[15][$10,000]; 2. 1B-Dale Blaney[10][$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman[25][$2,400]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6][$2,800]; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2][$2,500]; 6. 83-Joey Saldana[5][$2,300]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen[18][$2,200]; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3][$2,100]; 9. 7-Paul McMahan[14][$2,050]; 10. 5R-Byron Reed[26][$1,200]; 11. 5T-Travis Philo[11][$1,500]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet[24][$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides[20][$1,100]; 14. 41-Jason Johnson[21][$1,050]; 15. 45L-Brian Lay[7][$1,000]; 16. 3G-James McFadden[1][$900]; 17. 17-Josh Baughman[16][$800]; 18. 10H-Chad Kemenah[23][$800]; 19. 29-Kerry Madsen[17][$800]; 20. 2X-Parker Price-Miller[8][$800]; 21. 21-Cap Henry[9][$800]; 22. 9X-Rob Chaney[13][$800]; 23. 49D-Shawn Dancer[22][$800]; 24. 26-Willie Croft[19][$800]; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen[4][$800]; 26. 11N-Randy Hannagan[12][$800]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman[+22]

 

 

Jake Bubak Wins URSS Round At Dawson County Speedway

The United Rebel Sprint Series made its way to the Dawson County Fairgrounds Sunday night to complete its two day Nebraska swing with a visit to the Lexington Speedway. Always a drivers favorite track, twenty-one teams made their way through the pit gates to vie for the win. Three time National Champion Jake Bubak made the trek to Lexington and picked up his first URSS win of the 2016 season.

Darren Berry paced the field to the green flag with third place starter “Flyin’ Brian Herbert” taking the lead down the backstretch with Berry, Bubak, Werner and Huish rounding out the top five at the end of lap one. Lap three saw Plains Kansas’s Luke Cranston move up to the sixth position and on the tail tank of Tyler Drueke. Cranston made the pass for the fifth spot on lap five.

Up front Herbert was still showing the way with Bubak drawing closer each lap. Lap seven saw Bubak get around taking away the top spot pushing Herbert back to the runner-up spot. Lap eight saw the caution wave as Howard VanDyke slowed bunching up the field. On the restart Bubak once again bolted to the lead with Cranston sliding his way into second with Herbert, Werner and Huish in the top five.

Tyler Drueke and Doug Lovegrove soon was applying pressure on Huish and relegated Huish to the seventh spot on lap eleven. Up front Cranston was tracking down Bubak each lap finally catching him on lap thirteen. Cranston battled his way around Bubak only to have the caution flag wave once again. On the restart Bubak once again took the point with Cranston in his tracks. Tyler Drueke made his way around Huish and set his sights on Werner. Thirteenth starter Jeff Radcliffe had been steadily making his way to the front and was in ninth place by sixteen. Radcliffe soon was up to challenge Blurton for the eighth spot. Lap twenty saw the caution wave for the last time as Zac Taylor and Tom Belsky tangled in turn two.

This set up a five lap dash for the win putting Cranston back on the tail tank of Bubak once again. On the restart Bubak once again pulled out to the lead with Tyler Drueke slipping past Cranston for the runner up spot. Jeff Radcliffe was soon challenging Lovegrove for seventh spot behind Herbert. Radcliffe took the spot on lap twenty three and went to work on Huish. Up front Bubak held the point with Drueke and Cranston trying to make up ground on the leader. Radcliffe made his way past Lovegrove with one lap to go.

As the checkers fell it was Jake Bubak taking his first feature win of 2016 with Tyler Drueke, Luke Cranston, Jed Werner and Jeremy Huish making up the top five. Jeff Radcliffe picked up the Keizer Aluminum Racing Wheels “Hard Charger Award” coming from his thirteenth starting spot to finish sixth. Heat race winners Brian Herbert, Jake Bubak and Luke Cranston

Lexington Speedway Feature Results 1 Jake Bubak 2 Tyler Drueke 3 Luke Cranston 4 Jed Werner 5 Jeremy Huish 6 Jeff Radcliffe 7 Brian Herbert 8 Doug Lovegrove 9 Zach Blurton 10 Lance Davis 11 Darren Berry 12 Nate Berry 13 John Webster 14 Craig Jecha 15 Zac Taylor 16 Nick Bryan 17 Aaron Ploussard 18 Tom Belsky 19 Richard Weers 20 Howard Van Dyke 21 Michael Beckerman

 

 

Trey Starks Wins Speedweek Northwest Finale At Southern Oregon; Wins 2016 Speedweek Northwest Title

 By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Northwest Racing Productions) White City, Oregon- Saturday July 9th would be the sixth and final race of the 2016 Speedweek Northwest schedule. The venue was Southern Oregon Speedway in White City, located just outside of the Medford/Central Point area, and despite some showers the night before all of the racing would be completed. A total of twenty-two Sprint Cars would show up from the states of Oregon, Washington, and California as well as the Southland region of New Zealand.

Despite a slow start to the feature due to a couple of incidents the third attempt would be the charm. Jared Ridge, now living in Grants Pass, seized the lead. Ridge would set a rapid pace for a fair amount of laps until some lapped traffic was thrown into the mix. Trey Starks would grab the top position via the outside on lap seven.

Starks, of Puyallup, Washington and driving for car owners Doug and Kathy Rutz, would only be slowed down by two stoppages but he would master each restart. He would receive a little bit of pressure late in the race but in the end kept all challengers behind him. Trey would win his first career Speedweek Northwest feature and became the fifth different winner in six races for this year’s schedule. Once all of the points were tallied up Starks had the most with three markers to spare over second place and the second time a driver from Washington captured a Speedweek title.

Hanford, California’s Mitchell Faccinto in the Stan Greenberg owned entry, was second followed by Roger Crockett of Medford in third. Jared Ridge ended the night fourth while the fifth finisher was Jonathan Allard, from Chico, California, in the Rod Tiner machine.

Roger Crockett was quick time in time trials. Heat race winners were Crockett, Albany’s Bricen James who was driving for Tim Galloway, and Jared Ridge. Ridge would sit on the pole of the feature after winning the trophy dash.

Race Summary: Speedweek Northwest Race #6 Saturday, July 9th, 2016 Southern Oregon Speedway White City, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 8R-Trey Starks; 2. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 3. 11-Roger Crockett; 4. 12-Jared Ridge; 5. 64-Jonathan Allard; 6. 51-Bricen James; 7. 21W-Jake Wheeler; 8. 94-Steven Tiner; 9. 22-Garen Linder; 10. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 11. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 12. 1-Bailey Hibbard; 13. 10-Don Waddell; 14. 54-Bill Hopper; 15. 26F-Shane Forte; 16. 5D-Patrick Dills; 17. 3-David Hibbard; 18. 9-D.J. Freitas; 19. 5-Brian Boswell; 20. 04-Todd Whipple; 21. 70-Raquel Ivie; (DNS) 4D-Cooper Desbiens

Dash: 1. 12-Jared Ridge; 2. 8R-Trey Starks; 3. 94-Steven Tiner; 4. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 5. 51-Bricen James; 6. 11-Roger Crockett

Heat 1: 1. 11-Roger Crockett; 2. 26F-Shane Forte; 3. 94-Steven Tiner; 4. 3-David Hibbard; 5. 9-D.J. Freitas; 6. 70-Raquel Ivie; 7. 04-Todd Whipple; (DNS) 4D-Cooper Desbiens

Heat 2: 1. 51-Bricen James; 2. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 3. 21W-Jake Wheeler; 4. 64-Jonathan Allard; 5. 22-Garen Linder; 6. 10-Don Waddell; 7. 5-Brian Boswell

Heat 3: 1. 12-Jared Ridge; 2. 5D-Patrick Dills; 3. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 4. 8R-Trey Starks; 5. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 6. 1-Bailey Hibbard; 7. 54-Bill Hopper

Qualifying: 1. 11-Roger Crockett; 2. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 3. 8R-Trey Starks; 4. 94-Steven Tiner; 5. 22-Garen Linder; 6. 12-Jared Ridge; 7. 9-D.J. Freitas; 8. 64-Jonathan Allard; 9. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 10. 70-Raquel Ivie; 11. 21W-Jake Wheeler; 12. 5D-Patrick Dills; 13. 3-David Hibbard; 14. 51-Bricen James; 15. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 16. 26F-Shane Forte; 17. 5-Brian Boswell; 18. 1-Bailey Hibbard; 19. 04-Todd Whipple; 20. 10-Don Waddell; 21. 54-Bill Hopper; 22. 4D-Cooper Desbiens

Speedweek Northwest Point Standings (Top Ten): 1, 8R-Trey Starks 499; 2. 94-Steven Tiner 496; 3. 37-Mitchell Faccinto 408; 4. 21WR-Jake Wheeler 404; 5. 5H-Cory Eliason 348; 6. 51-Bricen James 347; 7. 11-Roger Crockett 343; 8. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson 341; 9. 26F-Shane Forte 336; 10. 5-Brian Boswell 318

 

 

Zach Blurton Wires URSS Field at Lincoln County Speedway

The United Rebel Sprint Series made their way back to the Lincoln County Speedway in North Platte Nebraska Saturday for the third race in the 2016 Myers Racing Engines National Championship. Thirty one teams From Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming made the trek to the 3/8’s mile oval to do battle for the win. Originally scheduled as a Regional event, North Platte racer John Webster worked tirelessly to gain Sponsors for the date and it was added to the National Points chase through his efforts.

Plainville Kansas’s Jed Werner brought the field to the green flag but it was McCook Nebraska’s Darren Beery who took the point with Zach Blurton, Werner, Luke Cranston and Zac Taylor rounding out the top five after the first circuit. Blurton wasted no time making his way around Berry to take over the lead on lap two. Taylor took away the third spot from Cranston on the third circuit. Lap six saw the caution come out for the first time as Steven Richardson came to stop.

On the restart Blurton once again bolted to the lead with Berry in the runner up spot. Further back in the field twentieth starter Austin Mclean started his run to the front. The 2015 URSS National Rookie of the year had picked up five positions in the first six circuits and was looking for more. John Webster who had started twenty first was in Mclean’s tire tracks and challenging Brian Herbert for the spot. Mclean continued his mark making his way to the twelfth spot by lap twenty.

Up front Blurton continued to pace the field with Cranston looking to make his way to the runner up position. Cranston took the spot away on the twenty-fourth circuit only to give it back the following lap. Cranston once again made the pass on lap twenty-six and set his sights on Blurton. Arcadia Oklahoma’s Ty Williams had been holding the fifth spot but was gaining ground on Berry and Werner. Williams took the third position away from Berry on lap twenty-six bring Werner and Zac Taylor with him.

Up front Blurton held the lead and as the checkered flag fell it was Zach Blurton taking his first URSS National Points win and his third of the season with Cranston, Williams, Werner and Taylor rounding out the top five.

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award goes to Austin McLean, moving up from starting 20th to finish 9th. Heat Race Winners Weers, Darren Berry, Cranston, Werner

North Platte Nationals A- Feature 1 Zach Blurton 2 Luke Cranston 3 Ty Williams 4 Jed Werner 5 Zac Taylor 6 Darren Berry 7 Adam Trimble 8 Coby Pearce 9 Austin McLean 10 Bob Dvorak 11 Lance Davis 12 Brian Herbert 13 John Webster 14 Jeremy Huish 15 Nate Berry 16 Richard Weers 17 Nick Bryan 18 Doug Lovegrove 19 Howard Van Dyke 20 Steven Richardson DNF 21 Jamie Turpin DNF

B 1 Results 1 Steven Richardson 2 Adam Trimble 3 Jamie Turpin 4 Nick Bryan 5 Howard Van Dyke 6 Aaron Ploussard 7 Jordan Randles 8 Craig Jecha 9 Michael Beckerman 10 Corey Kelley DNF 11 Clint Schubert DNS

B 2 Results 1 Doug Lovegrove 2 Coby Pearce 3 Brian Herbert 4 Jeremy Huish 5 Austin McLean 6 John Webster 7 Tom Belsky 8 Luke Lucero 9 Scott Cochran DNS 10 Jeff Radcliffe DNS

 

 

 

Punchie Scores Knock Out in Engine Pro SOD presented by ARP MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge

ERIE, MI (July 11, 2016) – Brian “Punchie” Smith took his 3rd SOD feature win in Saturday’s Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP victory in the MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge 25-lap feature at Muskegon’s Thunderbird Raceway. Before a standing-room only crowd, it didn’t take long for outside front row starter Steve Irwin (Flying Zero) to open a lead on pole starter Mark Aldrich (1a). Irwin set a torrid pace that quickly got him into lapped traffic early in the race that had only caution, on lap 3, when mechanical gremlins brought Jay Steinebach (10s) to a stop in turn 2.

Meanwhile SOD point leader Punchie (2+) worked his way up to 2nd from his 5th place starting position and set sail for Irwin. While traffic helped his pursuit of Irwin, it also created a couple of close calls, and Smith noticeably became more cautious. Lap 13 proved to be unlucky for the leader when he got boxed in and Smith finally made the pass for the lead he would hold until the finish. In spite of searching for quicker line around the almost circular track, Irwin (0) was not able to catch Smith and finished 2nd. Tom Schinderle (41) finished 3rd and Dain Naida (17X) 4th after a nearly race-long spirited battle with 5th place finisher Dan McCarron (22M) in which McCarron thrilled the crowd with an all-out attempt to take over the spot. 19 cars started the feature and 18 finished clearly thrilling the enthusiastic crowd.

Fastest hot lap times were posted by a 305 driven by Dundee, Michigan’s Dan McCarron. He was followed by two 360s, Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI) and Alex Hill, the Six Nation Sensation, from Wilsonville, Ontario. They were followed by the 410 of feature winner Brian Smith from Fremont, Ohio, and the 360 of 2015 SOD champion Gregg Dalman from Bellevue, Michigan.

The Engler Machine & Tool heat race was won by Dan McCarron (305 cubic inch motor) who was also the fastest car in hot laps. Veteran driver Mark Alrich (410 cubic inch motor) dominated the Lane Automotive heat race showing that the hot, windy weather wasn’t going to slow the speedy SOD competitors. Robert Huiskin (360 cubic inch motor) wasn’t about to be out performed and charged to a decisive COMP Cams heat race win. The top 3 heat race finishers were paired up with kids for the License 2 Play Feature Draw to determine the first 9 feature start positions.

Racing with SOD at Thunderbird Raceway were lady competitors Lexi Adgate and Alex Hill. Both have had successful mini-sprint and are now ready to show the boys they can do the job in full size sprints. Hill passed the most cars in the feature.

MAHLE/Clevite Beyond Limits Challenge

Place

Car No

Name

Laps

Lag

1

2+

Smith, Brian

25

0

2

0

Irwin, Steve

25

-3.678

3

41

Schinderle, Tom

25

-4.41

4

17X

Naida, Dain

25

-4.754

5

22M

McCarron, Dan

25

-5.342

6

1A

Aldrich, Mark

25

-6.7

7

46

Huiskin, Robert

25

-12.449

8

81

Gall, John

25

-20.516

9

19

Mann, Brett

24

-1 Laps

10

10J

Jones, Chris

24

-1 Laps

11

77x

Hill, Alex

24

-1 Laps

12

49T

Dalman, Gregg

24

-1 Laps

13

8

Ward, Justin

24

-1 Laps

14

44J

Jacoby, Bill

24

-1 Laps

15

58

Bures, Tony

24

-1 Laps

16

24

Smith, Eric

23

-2 Laps

17

91L

Adgate, Lexi

23

-2 Laps

18

6

Bearden, Tyler

23

-2 Laps

19

10S

Steinebach, Jay

3

-22 Laps

Engler Machine & Tool Heat Race: 1 McCarron, 2 Steinebach, 3 B Smith, 4 Jones, 5 E Smith, 6 Bearden

Lane Automotive Heat Race: 1 Mark Aldrich, 2 Gall, 3 Naida, 4 Ward, 5 Bures, 6 Adgate

COMP Cams Heat Race: 1 Robert Huiskin, 2 Irwin, 3 Schinderle, 4 Mann, 5 Dalman, 6 Hill, 7 Jacoby

Contingency Awards:

Engine Pro Lucky Dog Award – Alex Hill

KSE Race Products Hard Charger Award – Bill Jacoby

Kistler Racing Products contingency awards: Jay Steinebach, Steve Irwin

COMP Cams contingency award: John Gall

BR Motorsports contingency award: Brian Smith

Allstar Performance contingency award: Dain Naida

Schoenfeld Headers contingency award: Tom Schinderle

Rod End Supply contingency awards: Brian Smith, Steve Irwin, Tom Schinderle

Racing Optics contingency award: Dain Naida

ATL Fuel Cells contingency award: Dan McCarron

King Racing Products contingency award: Mark Aldrich

Ti22 Performance contingency award: John Gall

DMI contingency award: Justin Ward

For more information about MAHLE/Clevite, go to https://catalog.mahle-aftermarket.com/eu/home/index.xhtml?l=EN. For more information about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com. For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com. The full 2016 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you by many important sponsor partners including: Engine Pro (Title Sponsor), ARP (Title Sponsor), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire), MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor), Engine Pro (Lucky Dog Sponsor), Lane Automotive (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), Engler Machine & Tool (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), COMP Cams (Primary Heat Race Sponsor), RockAuto.com (SOD Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor & SOD Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor), XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor & Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor), KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor). In addition, SOD contingency sponsors include: ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Kistler Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, K2W Precision/Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Ti22 Performance, BR Motorsports, King Racing Products, License 2 Play, Simpson Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI), Racing Optics.

 

 

Terry Schank, Jr Dominates Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos Event in Stockton, CA

(PETERSEN MEDIA-Stockton, CA)- Sunday night at the Stockton Dirt Track, Terry Schank, Jr turned in a dominating performance that saw him lead all 20-laps, and score his second win of the season with the Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos, as he won by over 10 seconds.

Taking part in the Tribute to Leroy Van Conett, the Wingless Series presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos feature would get off to a rocky start as Matt Streeter and Klint Simpson would together down the front stretch resulting in the duo getting upside down in turn one bringing both of their nights to an early end.

When the green flag flew again, it was pole sitter Barry Pries getting the jump, but Schank would drive around the early leader on the exit of turn two as the top two would briefly break away.

Behind the lead duo, Angelique Bell would work into the third spot, but the battle for third would be a spirited one as Dan Gonderman, Nick Larsen, and Cody Fendley raced in a tight knit pack for much of the race.

With Schank breaking away from Pries, he would soon open his lead up substantially lap after lap, and was never challenged for the top spot as he worked the 3/8 mile speedway to perfection.

Just past the race’s halfway point, the battle for second would heat up as Nick Larsen had reeled in Pries, and made a big time move around him for the second spot, but Pries would answer on the next lap, and give himself some breathing room.

Schank would go on to win by over 10 seconds, as Pries held on for second, Larsen third, Fendley fourth, and Angelique Bell rounding out the Top-Five.

Kicking off the action on Sunday night, Cody Fendley would set the standard in time trials by .002 seconds over Klint Simpson with a lap of 16.646 seconds.

Heat race wins would go to Pries and Simpson, while Pries would go on to win the Dash.

2016 Schedule

July 16th- Ocean Speedway

August 13th- Petaluma Speedway (Soares Classic)

August 20th- Ocean Speedway (Johnny Key Classic)

September 7th- Silver Dollar Speedway (Gold Cup)

September 17th- Petaluma Speedway

November 4th- Stockton Dirt Track

ON TAP: The Wingless Series Presented by Joe Hunt Magnetos will be right back in action this coming Saturday night as they will be at the Ocean Speedway during the 6th Annual Howard Kaeding Classic.

WINNERS: Klint Simpson (June 11th Petaluma Speedway), Terry Schank (June 25th Calistoga Speedway), Terry Schank (July 11th Stockton Dirt Track).

STAY CONNECTED: Stay connected with the series by clicking over to www.racepmg.com.

WINGLESS SPRINT CAR SERIES PRESENTED BY JOE HUNT MAGNETOS- Joe Hunt Magnetos’ Roger Gleason brought the traveling concept to non-wing sprint cars by popular demand in 2010. Over the years, the Joe Hunt Magnetos Sprint Car Series has ran a limited schedule at select tracks around the state. In 2016, the series will again operate under the direction of the Prentice Motorsports Group competing in 11 races scattered at five different tracks.

 

 

Dylan Westbrook Claims First Career Win At Brighton With SOS

Second Straight Tour Victory For Oakland (ON) Teenager

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. (July 9, 2016) – Dylan Westbrook took the lead from Cory Turner in traffic on lap 20 and powered to a his second straight win with the Southern Ontario Sprints over the final six laps on Saturday night at Brighton Speedway.

Ryan Turner (No.91 Insta-Panels) and Cory Turner (No.97 KT Tobacco) started on the front row for the 25-lap main event following an eight-car redraw. Cory Turner took the point on the top side of the speedway to lead the opening lap as Ryan Turner fell to second.

Third starting Charlie Sandercock (No.57 Bellevue Fabricating) bicycled his car in turn one, but got it back on all fours before tipping over. It shook the field, however, as Westbrook (No.47 Bradshaw Fuels) drove to the third position while Sandercock got his car under control.

While Cory Turner build a commanding lead of a full straightaway over his brother, Westbrook challenged Ryan Turner for the second position. Westbrook took the runner-up spot on lap eight, shuffling Turner’s No.91 backwards.

At the halfway point, Cory Turner’s lead was reduced to 0.3 seconds over Westbrook as he began to negotiate lapped traffic. Mitch Brown (No.10 Haldex Brakes) rallied from the seventh starting spot to take the third position on lap 13.

Westbrook worked the top lane, while Cory Turner attempted to find traction on the bottom. Traffic played a factor and Westbrook took the lead on lap 20, but Cory Turner wouldn’t go away. The two raced side-by-side off turn two with three laps to go, but Westbrook’s momentum on the top propelled him to the victory.

The win was Westbrook’s second of his career in a 360 Sprint Car and also his second in a row with the SOS after winning on July 2 at South Buxton Raceway. Sandercock, who was making his first 360 Sprint Car start of the season, drove to a fourth-place finish, one spot ahead of Ryan Turner who finished fifth.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT

2016 SEASON EVENT #6 – SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016

BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown) 01 Kyle Fraser – White Lake, ON

10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON 11J Chris Jones – Picton, ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London, ON 15aw April Wilson – Joyceville, ON 42w Rick Wilson – Joyceville, ON 47x Dylan Westbrook – Oakland, ON 57 Charlie Sandercock – Trenton, ON

66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope, ON 71s Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON

97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 4 Redrew For Feature Start Position) 1. 1. 42w Rick Wilson 2. 97 Cory Turner 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook 4. 10 Mitch Brown 5. 11J Chris Jones 6. 01 Kyle Fraser 7. 15aw April Wilson No Time

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 4 Redrew For Feature Start Position) 1. 91 Ryan Turner 2. 57 Charlie Sandercock 3. 11 Jamie Turner 4. 22 Shawn Sliter 5. 66 Frank Baranowski 6. 15 Mike Ferrell No Time

FEATURE (25 Laps) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook 2. 97 Cory Turner 3. 10 Mitch Brown 4. 57 Charlie Sandercock 5. 91 Ryan Turner 6. 11 Jamie Turner 7. 11J Chris Jones 8. 22 Shawn Sliter 9. 42w Rick Wilson 10. 01 Kyle Fraser 11. 15aw April Wilson 12. 66 Frank Baranowski 13. 15 Mike Ferrell Time: 6:06.296 Margin of Victory: 1.091 seconds.

A-Feature Lap Leaders – Cory Turner (1-19), Dylan Westbrook (20-25)

2016 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS:

Mitch Brown – 2 (Brighton May 21, Brighton June 18), Dylan Westbrook – 2 (South Buxton July 2, Brighton July 9), Ryan Susice – 1 (Humberstone June 5), Dave Dykstra – 1 (Ohsweken July 1)

UP NEXT:

Brighton Speedway – Saturday, August 6, 2016

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2016 marks the 21st year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and www.OntarioOvalOnDirt.com.

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com

Twitter: @SOSsprints

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

 

 

Double-X Speedway
California, MO
July 10,2016
By Dean Reichel

After two consecutive rainouts, Sunday Night Thunder returned to Double-X Speedway for the annual "Race for Riley", Riley Hudson Memorial Race. Many special events and giveaways were done throughout the evening along with special races and bonuses for fans and drivers alike. The "Race for Riley" is held each year in memory of young race fan Riley Hudson by her family who work very hard throughout the year to make this a true special event in Riley's memory.

The Super Stock class was the featured class for this years event with 14 cars and drivers on hand to vie for the increased winners share for the night. Two heat races began the evening in the class with Steve Beach and Cole Henson claiming the seven car heats. Cars from each of these heats were selected to compete in an eight lap dash for cash with $200 going to the winner. Cole Henson rocketed to the point on the opening lap of the dash and was not bested as he claimed the winners spoils. Steve Beach was second, Dale Berry third, Ted Welschmeyer claimed forth Derek Henson fifth and John Clancy sixth. A pill draw determined the starting line up for the 20 lap feature event and the top six cars were inverted for the main event. The invert saw veterans Dale Berry and Derek Henson on the front row. Henson would put his 27D machine in the lead and drove a good race holding off the constant hounding of Ted Welschmeyer. Clicking off thirteen green flag laps Henson would set the pace with a lot of close racing behind him. Welschmeyer would hold off Berry to take second at the stripe. Following the lead duo, Harlan Dowell edged John Clancy at the striper for third by inches, Cole Henson would recover from an early race bobble to take fifth and Steve Beach finished sixth. Andrew Roark, Jeff Offerman, Dylan Bias and Evan Hays would complete the top ten. John Clancy was named the "Hard Charger" for the event for advancing six places from his tenth starting position, a well deserved honor.

The 600cc Micro Sprint feature would see a first time winner in victory lane and it was quite fitting that Kaitlin Boland would claim her first victory on a night honoring a special young lady. Kaitlin would lead the fifteen lap distance by running an exceptional race on the bottom finishing of a hard charging youngster Braydon Cromwell who was just off the rear bumper of Boland in claiming second. Kale Mueller made the tow from Savannah, Mo to claim third, Kameron Key was fourth and Nick Rasa finished fifth. Brian Wood, Braydon Renfrow, Paul Alberson, Randy Corpening and Jon Bernhardt rounded out the top 10. Boland and Cromwell claimed the heat races in the class.

The Winged Sprint Cars put on a classic and competitive race as well. Jonathan Cornell use a power move on the opening lap in turns one and two threading the needle between front row starters J. Kinder and Tyler Bank to advance from his fourth starting spot to second as Kinder would hold the lead for the first four laps. Cornell would pass the leader coming out of turn four to assume the lead on lap five. Cornell would continue to lead with Kinder in tow, sixth starting Cody Baker would move into third and begin to pressure Kinder until the first caution on lap 16. On the restart Baker would take over the second spot. Another caution two laps later would bunch the field again. On he restart Baker would being to pressure Cornell, pulling alongside on the last lap but Cornell would have the momentum and hold on to claim the win, his third in a row in the "Race for Riley" events. Baker finished a close second, Corey Nelson came from seventh to third, Tyler Blank recovered from an opening lap bobble put his elbows up and came back to finish fourth, Kinder completed the top five. Taylor Walton, Ben Brown, Miles Paulus, Curtis Boyer and Broc Elliott completed the top ten. Blank and Kinder claimed the qualifying heat races.

The Hobby Stock class completed the card with Chuck Coffey claiming the victory. Chris Brockert ran his best race of the season claiming second, Daniel Cary finished third in his first visit to XX this season, Alvin Coonce was fourth and Doug Coffey rounded out the top five. Chuck Coffey and Mike Schrader won the heat races.

Thanks to the Hudson family for organizing this special event and thanks to all of those that supported the efforts to make the evening a success. Several young race fans went away with new bicycles, autographed memorabilia and other prizes. Also thanks to those that supported the fundraising auction at intermission so that the work of Women's and Children's Hospital of Columbia can continue the work that they do in Riley's memory also.

Only three weeks remain in the 2016 season at Double-X. We would like to extend an invitation to you if you have not visited yet this year, and if you are a familiar face we hope to see you back again for Sunday Night Thunder.

Double-X Speedway Results
July 10, 2016

Super Stocks
Feature Event-
1. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 2. 21W-Ted Welschmeyer, Tebbetts; 3. 29-Harlan Dowell, Tipton; 4. 8-John Clancy,Jr., California; 5. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 6. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 7. H3-Andrew Roark, Henley; 8. 8UP-Jeff Offerman, California; 9. 43-Dylan Bias, Centerown; 10. 7-Evan Hays, California; 11. 52J-James Keeran, California; 12. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 13. 15-Curt Turpin, Jefferson City; 14. 44-Brandon Dunham, California
Heat 1-
1. Beach; 2. Welschmeyer; 3. D. Henson; 4. Dowell; 5. Bias; 6. Keeran; 7. Turpin
Heat 2-
1. C. Henson; 2. Dunham; 3. Berry; 4. Offerman; 5. Clancy,Jr. ; 6. Hays; 7. Roark
Dash for Cash-
1. C. Henson; 2. Beach; 3. Berry; 4. Welschmeyer; 5. D. Henson; 6. Clancy,Jr.

600cc Micro Sprints-
Feature-
1. 15-Kaitlin Boland, Columbia; 2. 4C-Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack; 3. 76-Kale Mueller, Savannah; 4.7JR-Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 5. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 6. 92-Brian Wood, California; 7. 4R-Braydon Renfrow, Tipton; 8. 5-Paul Alberson, Marshall; 9. 20-Randy Corpening, Versailles; 10. 27-Jon Bernhardt, Sedalia
Heat 1-
1. Boland; 2. Mueller; 3. Wood; 4. Rasa; 5. Renfrow
Heat 2-
1. Cromwell; 2. Key; 3. Bernhardt; 4. Alberson; 5. Corpening

Hobby Stocks-
Feature-
1. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 2. 82-Chris Brockert, Versailles; 3. 1-Daniel Cary, Boonville; 4. 69-Alvin Coonce, Mexico; 5. 17-Doug Coffey, Windsor; 6. 2X-Rudy Wirts, California; 7. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home; 8. 54-Tanya Canada, Fulton; 9. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia.
Heat 1-
1. C. Coffey; 2. Canada; 3. Brockert; 4. D. Coffey; 5. Cary
Heat 2-
1. Schrader; 2. Wirts; 3. Coonce; 4. Wallingford

Winged Sprint Cars-
Feature-
1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 3. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 4. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 5. 75K-J. Kinder, Holts Summit; 6. 44-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 7. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 8. 48-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 9. 72-Curtis Boyer, New Haven; 10. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 11. 12C-Faron Crank, Sedalia; 12. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 13. 0-Mike Trent, Rocheport
Heat 1-
1. Blank; 2. Walton; 3. Paulus; 4. Nelson; 5. Elliott; 6. Crank; 7. Trent
Heat 2-
1. Kinder; 2. Cornell; 3. Baker; 4. Brown; 5. Carpenter; 6. Boyer

 

 

Erickson, Arenz, Rein, Goeden and Schmidt Win Extended Features at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 7-9-2016

Grand Nationals rolled trackside with James Pagel (St. Cloud) and Matt Loehr (Mt. Calvary) setting the pace for a 30 lap feature. Pagel jumped out to any early lead with Loehr and Josh Pierce (Fredonia) close behind. A caution waved before lap 1 was completed for four cars colliding between turns three and four. Pagel regained control as Justin Erickson (Plymouth) was slowly passing cars after starting fifth. Richard Hed (Plymouth) and Mark Fieber (Cascade) battled for fifth. Second caution waved for more cars spinning in turn 4. Erickson was all over Pagel on the restart, Pagel managed to hold on. Dave Holm (West Bend) and Brad Weiss (Cascade) battled for twelfth. Matt Yancey (Sheboygan) went outside Tyler Kulow (New Holstein) for seventh. Weiss spun and hooked turn two tires bringing out another caution. Erickson took control of the field with Loehr, Pagel and Fieber three wide behind for second. Caution for Skindzeiewski spinning and retiring to the pits. Erickson had a train of Loehr and Fieber behind. Yancey was competing for fifth place with Pagel. Pierce fell back and attempted to hold off Brian Cesar (Sheboygan). Erickson was up to lapped traffic on lap 18. More and more drivers dropped to the bottom of the track and drove signal file as they were in search of the leader. Loehr was on Erickson’s bumper in each corner then loose him on the straightaways. Dave Holm spun in turns three and four to bring out our final caution. During restart Matt Jackson (Sheboygan) broke his rear axle and took the hook back to his pits. Erickson regained control of the field with Loehr and Fieber in tow. Yancey passed Hed for fourth. Loehr continually attempted to pass Erickson in each corner. Last week winner Brian Cesar retired to the pits early. When the checkers flew on lap 30 Erickson won his first feature, followed by Loehr, Fieber, Hed and Yancey. Hard chargers were Jeff Lammers and Jamie Theobald each passing 9 cars. Heat Winners: Mark Fieber, James Pagel and Justin Erickson

Cellcom B-Mods were next with Dan Melton (Rhinelander) and Jeremy Walvoord (Howards Grove) set the pace. Melton wasted little time to lead lap one. Few drivers battle three wide for third. Brandon Berth (Cascade), Melton and Larry Zirbel (Iron Ridge) competed for eighth. Melton was pulling away but Cody Eickberg (Plymouth) was already up to third. Patrick Hanson (Sheboygan Falls) brought out a yellow for spinning in turn two. Melton managed to pull off the lead as Travis Arenz (Sheboygan) and Eickberg battled for second. Eickberg pulled out to the lead and caught up to lapped traffic. Caution waved for Rory Welch (Cedarburg) stopped in the pit exit. Eickberg and Arenz each had a strong restart. Jerry Duggan (Manitowac) and Chad Vetting (Valders) competed for fourth. Arenz tried inside and outside Eickberg for the lead. Brandon Berth enjoyed the friendly competition out front, allowing him time to catch the leaders. Glen Blanke (Sheboygan Falls) passed Melton for eleventh. Gary Glander (Sheboygan Falls) pulled off with mechanical issues. Duggan was trying everything to pass Berth for third. Arenz managed to take over the lead and steadily pulled away. Arenz, Eickberg and Berth had a consistent distance between themselves from the rest of the pack. Yellow waved for Tim Thurn (Horicon) broken and needed a hook. Arenz had another strong restart as Berth passed for second. Duggan lost his drive shaft bringing out a caution for his debris. Arenz had a final strong restart over Eickberg and Justin Green. Blanke went outside Vetting and Zirbel for fifth. Checkers waved for Arenz followed by Eickberg, Justin Green (Sheboygan Falls), Berth and Vetting. Hard Charger passing 7 cars was Brandon Berth. Heat Winners: Jerermy Walvoord, Cody Eickberg and Jerry Duggan

Twenty lap Micro Sprint Feature was next with Andy Rein (West Bend) and Denver Larsen (Shiocton) who made up the front row. Rein advanced to the top spot with Denver Larsen and Tory Strauss in tow. Jake Goedlein (Sullivan) was up to seventh. Emily Portschy (Plymouth) pulled into the infield with mechanical issues. Zach Boden (Cambridge) was zipping through traffic in search of leader Rein. Rein held a half track lead by lap 6. Ty Springer (Eagle River) was running in third and had his hands full with Boden right behind. Rein caught lapped traffic. Yellow flew for Strauss who lost a tire. Rein regained the lead after the restart. Denver Larsen and brother Dylan Larsen were side by side for fifth. Boden was reeling in Rein in the closing laps. Rein caught lapped traffic again. Springer retired to the pits. Checkers flew for Rein, followed by Boden, Chad Bogar (Cottage Grove), Denver Larsen and Dylan Larsen. Hard chargers were Boden and Bogar both passing 7 cars. Heat Winners: Zach Boden and Andy Rein

Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprints were next with Jim Melis (Glenbeulah) and Lance Fassbender (Burnett) setting the pace for this 30 lap feature. Fassbender jumped out front with Ken Jay Fiedler (Sheboygan Falls) in second. Melis went to the high side and fell info third. Doug Wondra (Oakfield), Wil Gerrits (Waupun) and Nich Melis (Plymouth) were three wide for sixth. Gerrits spun and caught the wall which brought out our first caution. Fassbender and Fiedler battled on the restart for the lead. Melis slid past Fiedler for second. Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) went outside Fiedler for third. Justin Miller (Plymouth) and Anthony Knierim (Franksville) were battling for seventh. Fassbender was slowly pulling away as Goeden worked on Melis for second. Kurt Davis (West Allis) and Ryan Mayr (New Holstein) swapped fourteenth. Fassbender had lapped traffic ahead of him, Goeden right behind. Mayr spun bringing out another caution. Melis went inside on the restart but short lived as Goeden slid past to lead. Tim Haddy (Waupun), Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac) and Knierim were three wide for tenth. Fassbender led the next lap and was working on lap traffic as Goeden maneuvered his way through and passed Fassbender to regain the lead. Westphal and Jason Johnson (Campbellsport) battled for eleventh place. Goeden separated himself from Fassbender by putting 6 lapped cars between. Fielder passed two side by side lapped cars. Mayr spun again bringing out our final caution. Lapped cars pulled out on restart with five to go. Goeden pulled ahead on the restart with Melis in second and Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) looked to take third from Fassbender. Chris Clayton (Waldo) lost ninth from Westphal. Doug Wondra and Fielder continually swapped fifth. Double checkers flew for Geoden, second went to Melis followed by Fassbender, McMullen and Wondra. Hard chargers passing 11 each were Goeden, McMullen and Davis. Heat Winners: Donny Goeden, Jason Johnson and Josh Teunissen (Waldo)

Final feature event of the evening were the Johnsonville Sausage Late Models for 30 laps. Justin Schmidt (Cleveland) and Brad Mueller (Random Lake) made up the front row. Green flag flew and Mueller wasted no time taking over the field. Jim Schmidt (Cleveland) went inside son Justin to take over second. Scheffler (Waukesha) boys surrounded Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah) for fifth place. Mueller continued to lead with Jim Schmidt close behind, both slowly pulling away from Justin Schmidt in third. Taylor Scheffler passed dad Rick Scheffler for fifth and next was uncle Russ Scheffler. Mueller had a half track lead over third. Tim Buhler and Rick Scheffler battled back and forth for sixth. Taylor Scheffler went high and passed Russ for fourth. Mueller was sailing through lapped traffic, passing on the high and low sides. Taylor Scheffler was working on Justin Schmidt for third. Charlie Schmidt (Oostburg) brought out a caution and slowed on the backstretch with mechanical issues. Mueller remained out front on the restart with back panel damage from a lapped car. Jim Schmidt snuck down low and passed Mueller on the restart. Taylor Scheffler looked inside Mueller to take over second. Justin Schmidt continued to hold off Rick and Russ Scheffler for fourth. Chris Carlson (Union Grove) looked outside Buhler for eighth. Jim Schmidt continued to lead but Taylor Scheffler was realing him in. Justin Schmidt went inside Mueller for third. Jim Schmidt crossed the checkers first followed by Taylor Scheffler, Justin Schmidt, Mueller and Rick Scheffler. Heat Winners: Rick Scheffler and Russ Scheffler

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Waynesfield Raceway Park

Swanson Takes 6th Dick Spencer Memorial July 9, 2016

WAYNESFIELD, OH (7/9/16) - A great showing of friends and family filled the grandstands for the 6th running of the Dick Spencer Memorial at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. Dick Spencer, driver, fan, and personal friend of track owner Greg Shobe, was honored Saturday for his dedication to the sport of dirt track racing. The 6th running of the yearly event welcomed the single appearance for the BOSS non wing sprint cars and the first meeting of the 2016 season for the Waynesfield Mini Sprints and the USAC Midwest Thunder Midgets.

The 25 lap Rick’s Trucks & Equipment BOSS A-main was led by the Spencer family street legal sprint car in honor of Dick as the field went into a four-wide salute. Luke Hall, looking to go two-for-two on the weekend, led the field to the opening green flag alongside Chad “Chocolate” Wilson. Hall won the drag race into turn one and led the opening lap. Hall began to pull away from the field slightly as the opening laps clicked off the board. Kody Swanson who came home third in the event last year began to make a run for the lead. A slide job off of turn four put Swanson into the lead. Two cautions flew just after the pass for Toby Alfrey and Jim Dues. On the restart, Hall got a great jump and gave Swanson a run for the top spot. The drivers traded sliders with under ten laps remaining. Swanson managed to hold off Hall for the victory. Dallas Hewitt muscled into the second spot. Luke Hall came home third. Swanson was emotional in victory lane as he commented on his racing career. “He gave me a chance,” Swanson stated as he reflected on the opportunity he was given to get behind the wheel of the 21K by his car owner. Matt Westfall, Kody Swanson, Luke Hall, and Shawn Westerfield picked up the heat wins. Jim Dues and Mike Miller picked up the B-main victories.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints went wingless for the first time of the 2016 season to go head-to-head with drivers of the USAC Midwest Thunder Midgets. Two Waynesfield regulars, Nick Daugherty and Anthony Haas, led the field of 22 to the opening green flag. Daugherty took the lead into turn one and led lap one. Kobe Allison made run for the lead and ended up leading lap two before the caution flag flew. A red flag followed for the 44L of Audisty Brunk and the 17P of Austin Powell. Brunk went through a series of wild flips as the 44L went up the banking exiting turn one. Brunk left the race track with some minor injuries. Back under green, Brad Racer and Kobe Allison began to duke it for the top spot. Another series of stops restacked the field for a restart. Allison got a great jump and began to pull away from the field. Ty Tilton, Brad Racer, and Christopher Whipple formed a three-way battle for second. Tilton came out on the winning end of the battle claiming the second spot. Allison picked up the back-to-back wins. Tilton came home second with Brad Racer coming home third. Nick Corea, Gunnar Lucius, and Christopher Whipple picked up the three heat race victories.

The Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds hit the track next for 20 laps of action. Making his 2016 season debut, Dave Baldwin and current point leader Josh Scott led the field to the opening green flag. Baldwin out powered Scott into turn one and led the opening lap. Two caution flags followed. One was for the 1X of JJ Butler. The second was for the K9 of Scott Gereman. Both drivers found themselves facing the wrong direction on the racetrack. On the restart, Jeff Koz got a great jump and found himself battling with leader Josh Scott. Scott could not hold Koz off giving him the lead. Koz was scored the leader for a few laps until Scott found his momentum. With just under 10 to go, Scott passed Koz to reclaim the lead. The final five laps had Koz trying to catch up to Scott. Despite heavy lap traffic, Josh Scott picked up his second win on the season. Jeff Kox was scored in second with Zach Schroeder score taking third. Jeff Koz, Mike Learman, and Scottie Williams took the heat race trophies. Darryl Banks picked the win of the B-main.

The Block Insurance Tough Truck A-main was a mix of good driving and a little bit of luck. Bill Keeler and Kelcy Helmig led the field to the opening green flag. Helmig did not get the track started at the starting cone forcing the field to backup just a bit into turn one. Keeler took the early lead and led the opening lap. Erik Wolleson in the 51 ran the bottom side of the racing surface and ended up battling with almost everyone in the top five. Matt Twining in the 1W had a little bit of luck on his side as he managed to complete the 15 lap event with the hood flapping up directly in his view. Twining later made contact with the 316 of Ben Hower on the bottom side of the front stretch. Hower went around exiting turn four leaving Twining nowhere to go. Twining went on to finish 7th. As laps began to wind down, Mike Hicks found a way around Keeler for the top spot. Hicks went on to claim his third win on the season. Bill Keeler held off challengers behind him to finish second. Chris Hicks finished in third. The Hicks duo, Chris and Mike, as well as Devon Helmig picked up the heat race wins.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts saw a driver making their season debut starting on the pole. Nicholas Bertke and David Yoder led the field to green. There was no clear cut leader for the A-main on the opening lap as the field went two and three wide trying to sort out the running order. Nick Glasgow was a man on a mission as he pushed his 85 car to the max. David Yoder eventually took the lead out of the large battle making him the number one target for Glasgow. As laps winded down, Glasgow began to think the race was over. As Yoder came out of turn three, the 95 began to slow and drop off the pace down the front stretch. Glasgow seized the opportunity to take away the lead from Yoder. A gaggle of cars including Andru Troyer, Robbie Tuttle, Nicholas Bertke, and James Sorrell went three wide to avoid Yoder slowing down. Once the dust settled, Nick Glasgow came away with the win. Andru Troyer finished in second with Robbie Tuttle coming home in third. Glasglow was grinning ear-to-ear as he pulled his car into victory lane. The victory was the second on the year for the current points leader. Glasgow also picked up a heat race win with Justin Durflinger picking up the other.

The 2016 running of the Dick Spencer Memorial was presented by Ron Spencer Real Estate, Citizens National Bank, Superior Federal Credit Union, Block Insurance, Armys Towing, Service Master by Case, Earth Safe Leasing, and Cart Customs.

Waynesfield will sit silent next Saturday, July 16th. Racing returns in two weeks for the Open Wheel Showdown on July 23rd. The event will feature nothing but open wheel racing from the Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprints, the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, and the Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds. Pit side gates open at 4PM with the first green flag of the night flying at 7PM.

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RACE RESULTS

BOSS - Rick's Trucks & Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 54-Matt Westfall[3] ; 2. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[7] ; 3. 24L-Lee Underwood[4] ; 4. 5A-Toby Alfrey[8] ; 5. 63D-Jim Dues[1] ; 6. 19-Matt Cooley[9] ; 7. 74-Drew Rader[5] ; 8. 63-Houston Hewitt[2] ; 9. 08-Andy Feil[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 21K-Kody Swanson[5] ; 2. 14-Chad Wilson[8] ; 3. 9X-Cooper Clouse[7] ; 4. 4J-Justin Owen[6] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[3] ; 6. 0C-Chris Vandewine[2] ; 7. 24A-Austin Troyer[9] ; 8. 21H-Travis Hery[4] ; 9. 3H-Brian Grey[1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[5] ; 2. 18T-Todd Keen[3] ; 3. 5J-Joss Moffatt[8] ; 4. 18A-Arnie Kent[4] ; 5. 5-Bob McMillin[6] ; 6. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[7] ; 7. 71C-Barney Craig[2] ; 8. 3-Joe Butero[1]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 89-Shawn Westerfield[4] ; 2. 4-Michael Fischesser[6] ; 3. 9G-Cody Gardner[5] ; 4. 71-Stratton Briggs[3] ; 5. 53-Steve Little[8] ; 6. 18D-Bobby Distel[1] ; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[2] ; 8. 17-Kevin Myers[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 63D-Jim Dues[1] ; 2. 19-Matt Cooley[3] ; 3. 5-Bob McMillin[2] ; 4. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[4] ; 5. 71C-Barney Craig[6] ; 6. 3-Joe Butero[8] ; 7. 74-Drew Rader[5] ; 8. 08-Andy Feil[9] ; 9. 63-Houston Hewitt[7]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps) 1. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 2. 53-Steve Little[2] ; 3. 18D-Bobby Distel[4] ; 4. 0C-Chris Vandewine[3] ; 5. 21H-Travis Hery[7] ; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[6] ; 7. 17-Kevin Myers[8] ; 8. 3H-Brian Grey[9] ; 9. 24A-Austin Troyer[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 21K-Kody Swanson[4] ; 2. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[5] ; 3. 9N-Luke Hall[1] ; 4. 54-Matt Westfall[6] ; 5. 4-Michael Fischesser[8] ; 6. 4J-Justin Owen[14] ; 7. 9X-Cooper Clouse[10] ; 8. 14-Chad Wilson[2] ; 9. 89-Shawn Westerfield[7] ; 10. 24L-Lee Underwood[9] ; 11. 5J-Joss Moffatt[11] ; 12. 82-Mike Miller[18] ; 13. 19-Matt Cooley[19] ; 14. 53-Steve Little[20] ; 15. 71-Stratton Briggs[16] ; 16. 18D-Bobby Distel[22] ; 17. 9G-Cody Gardner[12] ; 18. 5-Bob McMillin[21] ; 19. 18A-Arnie Kent[15] ; 20. 63D-Jim Dues[17] ; 21. 18T-Todd Keen[3] ; 22. 5A-Toby Alfrey[13]

AMSA Mini Sprints - Performance Powder Coating

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 38-Nick Corea[1] ; 2. 48D-Dylan Troyer[4] ; 3. 81H-Anthony Haas[5] ; 4. 2-Cory Guingrich[2] ; 5. 2B-Thomas Bigelow[6] ; 6. 22B-Brad Racer[7] ; 7. 14s-Jacob Stickle[3] ; 8. 28K-Ron Kimmel[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 22-Gunnar Lucius[1] ; 2. 41-Alex Watson[2] ; 3. 44-Nick Daugherty [5] ; 4. 65-Chris Bounds[4] ; 5. 11T-Jacob Taylor[3] ; 6. 72-Josh Chess[7] ; 7. 26-Michael Prine[8] ; 8. 44L-Audisty Brunk[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 44W-Christopher Whipple[8] ; 2. 22A-Kobe Allison[5] ; 3. 42-Ty Tilton[7] ; 4. 21B-Ryan Barr[1] ; 5. 17P-Austin Powell[2] ; 6. 11-Corey Bedwell[4] ; 7. 29-Jon Watson[3] ; 8. e99-Gage Etgen[6]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 22A-Kobe Allison[3] ; 2. 42-Ty Tilton[9] ; 3. 22B-Brad Racer[16] ; 4. 44W-Christopher Whipple[6] ; 5. 65-Chris Bounds[11] ; 6. 22-Gunnar Lucius[7] ; 7. 41-Alex Watson[4] ; 8. e99-Gage Etgen[24] ; 9. 21B-Ryan Barr[12] ; 10. 11-Corey Bedwell[18] ; 11. 28K-Ron Kimmel[22] ; 12. 38-Nick Corea[8] ; 13. 14s-Jacob Stickle[19] ; 14. 2-Cory Guingrich[10] ; 15. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] ; 16. 48D-Dylan Troyer[5] ; 17. 11T-Jacob Taylor[14] ; 18. 44-Nick Daugherty [1] ; 19. 2B-Thomas Bigelow[13] ; 20. 26-Michael Prine[20] ; 21. 17P-Austin Powell[15] ; 22. 44L-Audisty Brunk[23] ; 23. 72-Josh Chess[17] ; 24. 29-Jon Watson[21]

 

 

Crawley Up to the I-30 Challenge

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 9, 2016) – It was an ideal Mid-Summer appetizer for I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals.

Money was tossed around haphazardly and the resulting no-holds-barred action on the high-banked, ¼-mile oval had the large crowd abuzz.

In the end, it was local legend Tim Crawley adding another page to the lengthy volume by snaring the $5,000 winner’s share aboard Mike Ward’s No. 88 Sprint Car in the 30-lapper. It was the third consecutive win for Crawley at the I-30 Speedway oval near his Benton, AR, home.

Crawley steered clear of a pair of incidents within the opening two laps and then somehow survived a slider gone awry on early leader A.G. Rains to capture the win.

“We missed it,” Crawley said of the car afterward. “This thing drove like a Cadillac in the Dash. It was more like a mule in the feature.”

Throw in some added money though, and Crawley’s determination was too much. He willed that mule to the head of the pack.

After picking up an extra $200 by winning the Dash for Cash to earn the pole position for the feature, the ante was upped further when Crawley was offered a challenge. The challenge was to start the feature from the tenth starting position. The reward? A guaranteed $1,000 bonus regardless of the outcome, assuring a minimum of $1,300 if he finished last. Toss in another $1,000 on top of that to make for a potential $5,000 winner’s share instead of the posted $3,000.

Never one to back down from a challenge, Crawley jumped on the opportunity.

“I really have to thank I-30 Speedway for putting that extra money up, it’s always fun to have an opportunity to race for more,” Crawley said afterward.

Gridding the field tenth, Crawley’s job was made easier when front row outside starter Howard Moore looped it exiting turn two on the opening lap, collecting a handful of cars.

Crawley restarted sixth after the opening lap melee and was in second after one lap when front runners Cody Gardner and Andy McElhannon made contact that sent both to the pits prematurely with suspensions damage on both machines.

With Rains leading the way on the restart, the chase was on with Crawley in second. Crawley was making little headway before stepping up the pace after ten laps. A dozen laps in, Crawley threw a bid slider at Rains entering turn one with contact resulting.

“I really have to apologize to him,” Crawley said in victory lane as Rains came up to congratulate the victor. “I had been chasing him for a while and not really making much progress, I had to press the issue.”

The crowd viewed the incident with mixed emotions. Half seemed to approve while the other half insisted that heads must roll.

Crawley somehow survived the contact that sent booth cars veering the wrong direction towards the edge of the turn two banking. Rains slipped over briefly before picking up the chase several positions back while Crawley somehow managed to right his machine. But not before Kyle Bellm ducked by on the low side to take the lead. At least for the moment.

Crawley gathered himself back in and battled back around Bellm for the lead the next time around with two-time Short Track Nationals champion Tony Bruce, Jr., throwing his hat into the mix by taking over second another lap later after starting 13th.

One final caution just after the midway point gave Crawley time to settle down and a clear track ahead, and there was no stopping him. He cruised to the checkered flag over the final 14 lap portion to secure the $5,000 triumph.

Spending the weekend aboard the Missouri-based Smith Racing No. 86, a semi-retired Bruce, Jr., finished out the night in second while Rains recovered from the mid-race dramatics to claim the show position.

After leading briefly, Bellm fought a worsening car to outlast Ernie Ainsworth for fourth.

Fireworks in the air and fireworks on the track, it definitely had a hint of that Short Track Nationals atmosphere in the air as Crawley took home $5,500 in winnings with bonuses added in on top of first place money.

And he clearly put himself in leading contention to capture a second Short Track Nationals crown in November to go along with the first one he captured 18 years ago.

The Vitals

Series: Mid-Summer track special

Track: I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, AR)

Car Count: 23

Heat Winners (starting position in parentheses): Dakota Gaines (1), A.G. Rains (2), Tim Crawley (1).

Heat Moments: James Mooney flamed up momentarily in the third heat to bring out the only caution; Boxed behind a pair of Hinkles in heat two, eighth-starter Howard Moore slipped by Brandon (Hinkle) on the last lap to capture fourth in the second heat and land a spot in the Dash for Cash; Kyle Bellm makes a last corner pass of Johnny Gardner to snare third in the final heat race.

Dash Winners (starting position in parentheses): Tim Crawley (4).

Dash Moments: Handed the four pill in the six-car revenge draw for the Dash, Crawley chased in third for two laps before blasting past Moore for second on the third lap and then easily disposing of Dakota Gaines for the lead the next time around.

“A” Main Cautions: Four.

Original start – Front row outside starter Howard Moore spins exiting turn two with Dakota Gaines, Joe Young, Zach Pringle, Jordon Mallett and Johnny Gardner all caught up in the mess as Brandon Hinkle sails off the top of turn two to avoid the mess. Only hurt feelings as Moore, Gaines, Hinkle and Gardner are done.

1 Lap – Leading the way, Cody Gardner exits turn four and pops a big wheelie. The front end comes down hard and he shoots to the outside and gets together with second-runner Andy McElhannon. Both come to a stop in turn two with an assortment of damaged pieces.

6 Laps – Mooney repeats his heat race flame up.

16 Laps – Blake Jenkins blows up and gets no further under his own power than the top of turn one.

The Bonuses: Extra cash was abundant with this one…

$200 Hard Charger to Ernie Ainsworth (19th to 5th) courtesy of KDN, Bulldog Construction Co. and Bryant Brake & Lube

$100 Half Way Leader to Tim Crawley courtesy of Brandon Young Photography

$100 Most Laps Lead to Tim Crawley courtesy of Mid-State Golf Cars (Bart & Karen Goodson)

$100 Hard Luck to Brandon Hinkle courtesy of Warner Heating & Air

$100 Highest Finishing Driver among Top ten in Riverside International Speedway points to Tim Crawley courtesy of Clayton & Sherry Allen.

Feature purse boosted to $3,000 to win and $300 to start courtesy of Stealth Recovery, KDN Promotions, Little Man Beef Jerky and Bulldog Construction.

$575 in the Dash for Cash courtesy of Xtreme Towing & Recovery (Douglas Babb & Daryl Conrad).

Added $2,000 challenge to Tim Crawley to win from tenth, bringing winner’s share to $5,000 courtesy of I-30 Speedway.

The Box Score…

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. D6-Dakota Gaines, 2. 99-Blake Jenkins, 3. 2g-Cody Gardner, 4. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr., 5. 8z-Zach Pringle, 6. 43-Matthew Bauldwin, 7. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth, 8. 32x-Robert Richardson.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 3-A.G. Rains, 2. 42-Andy McElhannon, 3. 21-Kevin Hinkle, 4. 40-Howard Moore, 5. 21b-Brandon Hinkle, 6. 15J-Jeremy Middleton, 7. 5k-Jerry Kamer, 8. 4-Tommy Snellgrove.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 88-Tim Crawley, 2. 14m-Jordon Mallett, 3. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 4. 31g-Johnny Gardner, 5. 12T-Joe Young, 6. 38-Rick Pringle, 7. 69-James Mooney.

XTreme Towing & Recovery Dash for Cash: 1. 88-Tim Crawley ($200), 2. D6-Dakota Gaines ($125), 3. 40-Howard Moore ($100), 4. 42-Andy McElhannon ($75), 5. 2g-Cody Gardner ($50), 6. 3-A.G. Rains ($25).

“A” Feature (30 laps): 1. 88-Tim Crawley (10), 2. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (13), 3. 3-A.G. Rains (6), 4. 14k-Kyle Bellm (8), 5. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (19), 6. 8z-Zach Pringle (11), 7. 43-Matthew Bauldwin (18), 8. 14m-Jordon Mallett (5), 9. 2g-Cody Gardner (3), 10. 21-Kevin Hinkle (12), 11. 12T-Joe Young (14), 12. 5k-Jerry Kamer (20), 13. 32x-Robert Richardson (23), 14. 4-Tommy Snellgrove (14), 15. 15J-Jeremy Middleton (15), 16. 99-Blake Jenkins (7), 17. 38-Rick Pringle (16), 18. 69-James Mooney (21), 19. 42-Andy McElhannon (4), 20. 31g-Johnny Gardner (9), 21. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (17), 22. D6-Dakota Gaines (1), 23. 40-Howard Moore (2).

Lap Leaders: Cody Gardner 1, A.G Rains 2-11, Tim Crawley 12, Kyle Bellm 13, Tim Crawley 14-30.

 

 

Don’t mess with Texas; Baughman wins Lernerville debut
King and Williamson extend points leads with feature wins
Tyler Dietz lived a boyhood dream with first career feature win

Sarver, PA (July 8, 2016) Mother Nature may have had other plans, but the racing gods were on the side of the Lernerville faithful Friday night as Fab Four racing returned after a brief hiatus. Odessa, TX native and Lucas Oil ASCS sprint car standout Josh Baughman graced the pits and the crowd with his presence and proved to be worth the price of admission as he kept the field behind for 23 of 25 laps in the Peoples Gas Dirt Car Sprints, while Russ King got out in front of the Precise Racing Products Late Models, and held off challenges from Matt Lux and Mike Pegher Jr to collect the feature win. In the Diehl Automotive Group Modifieds, Mat Williamson picked up one spot at a time in a methodical march to his fifth win of the season, and in the Millerstown Pic A Part Sportsman action, Tyler Dietz, who lost a heart breaker just one week before, managed to pull off his first career Lernerville feature victory.

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints

Josh Baughman made it look easy, and with the exception of a mid race challenge from Jack Sodeman Jr., it was. The Texas native made a stop at the action track for the first time, and found himself part of the front row alongside pole sitter and heat race winner Clay Riney. From the drop of the green flag, it was clear Baughman would be a formidable opponent for the field on hand as he made his way straight to the top of the speedway and stretched out an early multiple car length advantage.

Behind him, Dan Kuriger, Sodeman, and Sye Lynch started their forward charges, however all momentum was slowed when Andy Paden went of the track in turn two with three laps in the books. Once action resumed, Baughman went about his business of pounding the cushion while Sodeman made his way around Kuriger, and then set his sights on the leader. Seventh starting AJ Flick then entered the top five mix as both he and Carl Bowser began a furious battle for the fifth spot that saw several thrilling slide jobs apiece. With both drivers pressing hard for the position, Flick and Bowser made contact on the front stretch as Flick's car began to do a wheel stand, causing Bowser to take evasive action. Both drivers pressed on however with Bowser moving quickly towards the front.

At the front of the pack, Sodeman amazingly chased down Baughman in lapped traffic and made a pass for the lead on lap eight. However, Baughman would get it back just two laps later just in the nick of time as the yellow flag waved one lap later when Cory Good and Paden both stopped on the track. On the ensuing restart, Baughman and Sodeman both got good jumps and gained separation from the rest of the pack as Bowser overtook Kuriger for the third spot when the dreaded red flag halted all progress on lap 16 as Darren Pifer's car suffered a fire. Pifer climbed out of the car unharmed.

Baughman and Sodeman appeared ready to battle to the bitter end for the win once the race resumed, however Baughman’s restart was strong and he put distance between himself and Sodeman for good, as he encountered one last wave of lapped traffic in the waning laps that he picked through with ease en route to earning his first career victory in his first appearance at Lernerville.

Top 10:
1. Josh Baughman
2. Jack Sodeman Jr.
3. Carl Bowser
4. AJ Flick
5. Dan Kuriger
6. Brent Matus
7. Scott Priester
8. Dan Shetler
9. Ralph Engel
10. Clay Riney

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models

Kenny Schaltenbrand and Matt Lux had been long overdue for a win, and from the outset of the late model feature, it completely looked like one of them would get it.

Gary Lyle brought the 16 car feature to the green flag and after a caution for a turn four tangle involving Josh Powell and Andrew Wylie with one lap in the books, Schaltenbrand bolted for the top shelf and found himself in early command of the race. However, Lux who started fourth on the grid followed right behind him and behind them, lurked one Russ King who had fallen back on the restart early on, but was able to make his way around both Lyle and Mike Pegher Jr. on lap four to take the third spot. The top two cars seemed to be headed to a duel to the finish when on lap nine, Lux went off the top of turn two bringing out the caution.

Once action resumed, Schaltenbrand did not get the start he was looking for and King did as he got a good jump and made his way around Schaltenbrand with relative ease, taking Pegher along with him as Schaltenbrand was relagted to third and switched preferred lines to the bottom groove.

With the top two separated from the rest of the pack, Alex Ferree entered the fray as a contender. Ferree had started tenth on the grid, but had picked up positions patiently and looked to make things more interesting for King and company. He was assisted by a lap 18 caution when Dan Swartzlander spun in turn four. On the restart, Pegher dove low to try to get underneath King but couldn't come up with enough forward bite to make the bid for the lead happen while Ferree made his way around Schaltenbrand for the third spot. Pegher then slowed on lap 21, surrendering the second spot to Ferree, but with only four laps left and a sizable gap to close, he simply ran out of time to mount a serious challenge to King for the win.

Top 10:
1. Russ King
2. Alex Ferree
3. Ken Schaltenbrand
4. Joe Martin
5. Doug Eck
6. Andrew Wylie
7. Gary Lyle
8. Mike Miller
9. Clayton Kennedy
10. Bob Moore

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds

It seems to matter not where Mat Williamson starts in the feature these days. He finds a way to get where he needs to no matter what. Coming off a Super DIRT Car two race week, and less than 24 hours removed from a race at Mohawk Raceway, Williamson traveled a bit more than his usual distance to grace the clay at Lernerville, and much to his delight, came out with his best performance of the week.

But it was no picnic for the Ontario native. Garrett Krummert started on the pole and commenced trading slide jobs for the lead with Jimmy Weller III from the drop of the green flag. After two early cautions, Weller resumed his pace at the top of the field while behind him Brian Swartzlander and Rex King Jr began creeping closer to the leader from their fifth and seventh starting spots respectively. After another caution for King who slowed in front of the field, and subsequent restart, Swartzlander, who had made what would have been the pass before the lead on the previous lap, made his way around Weller for good on lap seven, with Williamson now right behind him.

The two drivers engaged in a fierce battle for the lead, with both running upstairs and little lapped traffic to use. Swartzlander was unable to run away from Williamson, but kept him at bay, managing a small lead, but yet a lead that looked secure given the circumstances. The shape of the race appeared to change when with 14 laps in the books as Michael Maresca slowed to bring out the caution. However the face of the race remained the same as Swartzlander kept Williamson just barely behind him with both running nose to tail on the high side.

The final caution flag fell on lap 21 as Jeff Miller stopped after contact with Weller coming out of turn four, Swartzlander elected the low side on the restart which put Williamson upstairs, and once action resumed, Williamson rocketed around Swartzlander, turning his fastest lap of the race in the process, to put himself in front for good as he collected his fifth feature win of the season.

"I got a good restart there at the end," Williamson said. "He (Swartzlander) had a really good car and if it wasn't for that last caution I don't know what I could have done, it was follow the leader towards the end and I didn't have a way by him. I was certainly happy it was only 25 laps that's for sure."

Top 10:
1. Mat Williamson
2. Brian Swartzlander
3. Garrett Krummert
4. Rex King Jr.
5. Tom Winkle
6. JR McGinley
7. Jimmy Weller III
8. Bob Warren
9. Steve Feder
10. Rodney Beltz

 

 

Lee Grosz Doubles Up At Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-9-16)

Racing for the third time this season with the UMSS, Lee Grosz made it two wins in three attempts when he completed his weekend sweep of feature races at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday night July 9 during the very popular two-day WoO weekend. The Harwood, North Dakota racer once again led the entire distance in the UMSS winged sprint car feature in a race that was shortened to 20 laps due to numerous incidents causing it to exceed the allotted time limit. Grosz celebrated his ninth career UMSS win in Rock Auto Victory Lane with a wing wave before posing for the traditional post-race photos. In a crowd-pleasing gesture, Grosz gave his trophy to an excited young race fan following the Victory Lane celebration. Grosz earned $1,000 for his victory thanks to some help from GRP Motorsports, giving him a tidy sum of $3,000 for his two night effort.

The UMSS winged sprints drew a decent field of (18) cars for the second night of the all sprint car racing weekend at the track. Jared Goerges had some engine issues during hot laps and was forced to park his car for the remainder of the evening. Two more cars suffered engine woes in the heats and Challenge races, reducing the number of starters in the feature to fifteen cars. Two heats were run with wins going to Mark Toews, driving for the second night in the Anna Hippe car, and Chris Graf who made a quick trip back to Glencoe overnight in order to pick up his second car with a fresh power-plant bolted in. The two Challenge races were won by defending UMSS champion Ryan Bowers behind the wheel of the DR #2 sprinter for the third time this season and three-time champion Jerry Richert, Jr. driving the other DDR 34DD team car. The top four drivers in passing and finishing points drew for their starting positions in the first two rows of the feature event. Graf and Grosz would go from the front row while Bowers and Thomas Kennedy comprised the second row. For the second straight night all five previous UMSS Champions were on hand, although 2010 champion Cody Hahn blew a motor in his Challenge race and was unable to start the feature.

Grosz shot into the lead up on the cushion and had to survive three yellows and two red flags for a variety of problems. The first caution flew when Dean Brown spun in turn 2 with four laps scored and tagged the tail of the field for the restart. One lap later the red flag waved when Bob McVitty bounced off the turn 3 wall and flipped over. Two laps later the red light was back on when Cam Schafer got sideways in turn 4 and collected Jamey Ogston. Ogston flipped over and both cars were out of action. An eight lap run under green ended when Leigh Thomas and Troy Manteufel tangled in turn 1. Manteufel required wrecker assistance while 2009 champion Thomas restarted behind the lead lap cars. At this point, the distance was reduced to 20 laps due to time limit. A final yellow was necessary when 2015 Rookie of the Year Jake Lempelius spun in turn 4. Grosz continued to lead throughout the mayhem and zipped off two quick laps to the checkers. Graf turned in a solid performance for his best finish of the season in the runner-up spot. Thomas Kennedy finished third and after he crossed the scales and passed post-race tech, he headed to his pits to jump into his 410 WoO sprinter for their feature race. Richert rode home in fourth with Leigh Thomas recovering for a top five finish. Toews, Jeff Pellersels, Brown, Lempelius and Reed Allex completed the top ten as they were the only remaining cars to finish in what turned out to be kind of a marathon instead of sprint race.

The UMSS winged sprints make their second-ever appearance next Saturday night July 16 at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, Minnesota. Racers and fans can keep track of all the UMSS action on our website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the red logo or on the UMSS Facebook page.

UMSS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 9, 2016 (Race #6)

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz[2]; 2. 20G-Chris Graf[1]; 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[4]; 4. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[8]; 5. 29-Leigh Thomas[10]; 6. 5T-Mark Toews[5]; 7. 1-Jeff Pellersels[11]; 8. 1D-Dean Brown[12]; 9. 52-Jake Lempelius[13]; 10. 91A-Reed Allex[14]; 11. (DNF) 5M-Troy Manteufel[9]; 12. (DNF) 2-Ryan Bowers[3]; 13. (DNF) 03-Jamey Ogston[7]; 14. (DNF) 5C-Cam Schafer[6]; 15. (DNF) 7M-Bob McVitty[15]; (DNS) 34-Cody Hahn; (DNS) 74-Roger McVitty; (DNS) 9-Jared Goerges.

Lap Leader: Grosz 1-25. Cautions: (3) yellows & (2) reds. Yellow with 4 laps in for 1D spin turn 2. Red with 5 laps in for 7M flip turn 3 after contact with wall. Red with 7 laps in for 5c & 03 contact turn 4 with 03 upside down. Yellow with 15 laps scored for 29 & 5M contact turn 1. Yellow with 18 laps in for 52 spin turn 4. Race reduced to 20 laps due to time limit.

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Ryan Bowers[4]; 2. 03-Jamey Ogston[2]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf[6]; 4. 5M-Troy Manteufel[1]; 5. 5C-Cam Schafer[5]; 6. 29-Leigh Thomas[3]; 7. 91A-Reed Allex[7]; (DNS) 7M-Bob McVitty; (DNS) 9-Jared Goerges.

Lap Leader: Bowers 1-8. No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[1]; 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[4]; 3. 4J-Lee Grosz[5]; 4. 5T-Mark Toews[6]; 5. 1-Jeff Pellersels[2]; 6. 1D-Dean Brown[7]; 7. 52-Jake Lempelius[8]; 8. (DNF) 34-Cody Hahn[3]; (DNS) 74-Roger McVitty.

Lap Leader: Richert 1-8. No cautions. 34 blew an engine and was done for the night.

Meeks Video Heat 1 (9 Laps): 1. 5T-Mark Toews[1]; 2. 5C-Cam Schafer[5]; 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[7]; 4. 29-Leigh Thomas[3]; 5. 1-Jeff Pellersels[2]; 6. 5M-Troy Manteufel[6]; 7. 91A-Reed Allex[4]; 8. 52-Jake Lempelius[8]; 9. (DNF) 7M-Bob McVitty[9].

Lap Leader: Toews 1-9. No cautions.

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (9 Laps): 1. 20G-Chris Graf[3]; 2. 4J-Lee Grosz[4]; 3. 2-Ryan Bowers[2]; 4. 34-Cody Hahn[5]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston[7]; 6. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[6]; 7. 1D-Dean Brown[1]; 8. (DNF) 74-Roger McVitty[8]; (DNS) 9-Jared Goerges.

Lap Leader: Graf 1-9. No cautions. 74 blew up big time and was done for the night. 9 injured a motor in hot laps and scratched for the evening.

 

 

Kofoid becomes youngest winner in Placerville Speedway History

By: Brad Kennedy*
Placerville, CA (July 9)… A total of 49 race cars entered Placerville Speedway for round 12 of the Red Hawk Casino Championship Season.
17 Thompson’s Auto Group winged 360 Sprints Cars were ready for action for the 25 lap feature. Mike Benson was on the pole, coming off his victory just 5 days earlier in the Fourth of July event. Four-time and defending track champion Greg DeCaires started outside the first row. However, before the race even started, the current points leader Mason Moore had to pit with technical woes. He joined the rear of the field before racing got underway, starting 16th on the grid. Benson got the initial jump on DeCaires at the start, looking for his second consecutive victory.
Coming to complete the third lap, two Placerville natives Jimmy Trulli and Andy Gregg made contact, sending Gregg’s number 16 into a spin on the front stretch with a left front flat.
As racing resumed, Benson continued to lead over Decaires and Trulli, when fifth place runner Jake Morgan spun in turn four collecting Sean Becker who then flipped violently. Fortunately, Becker was uninjured.
On the ensuing restart, DeCaires drove by Benson in turns one and two to take the lead. Shortly thereafter, 14-year old Michael Kofoid moved by Benson for second.
After Bobby Butler brought out the caution on lap 13, Michael Kofoid took advantage of a restart, passing DeCaires for the lead. However, DeCaires crossed over and retook the spot exiting turn 4. Kofoid returned the favor with a crossover of his own exiting turn 2 and began to stretch his lead.
Kofoid had a sizable lead when Matt Barber stopped off the edge in turn two with 22 laps completed in the main.
Kofoid drove away from DeCaires on the final restart to score the victory and become the youngest winner in the 51 year history of Placerville Speedway. 07_09_2016_142a
“I’m speechless. Not sure what to say other than I made the slider stick, and I beat DeCaires here in Placerville,” an elated Kofoid said before dedicating the win to his Grandfather.
Kofoid's victory came over Decaires, Moore, Benson, and Morgan who rallied back to fifth. Heat race wins went to Jimmy Trulli and Morgan, while the ADCO Driveline and Exhaust Quick Time Award went to Kofoid earlier in the night. In addition, Kofoid's victory from the 11th starting spot earned the youngster the AL Driveline Hard Charger bonus.
12 Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabricating Pure Stocks took the green flag in the evening's 20 lap feature with Travis Emery and Dan Jinkerson leading the field into turn 1. Jinkerson took command over Emery, who would hold second until pulling off the racing surface on lap 3.
Russ Murphy inherited second, while Jinkerson maintained a healthy 6 car advantage until Dan Smith spun to slow the action on lap 3.
When the race resumed, Jinkerson checked out over the field, while a great battle for second broke out, between Russ Murphy and two-time track champion Scott Grunert. Orville Owens overtook both to move to second midway through the race, and Murphy remained solidly in the top five until contact with Nick Baldwin sent him into the flag stand with major damage late in the race.
Dan Jinkerson fended off all comers to win the 20 lap affair over Orville Owens and Nick Baldwin, who retook the point lead despite still looking for his first win of 2016. Scott Grunert and Rick Grunert rounded out the top five.
Jinkerson became the first three time winner of the year in the Jay's Mobile Welding Pure Stock Division, and explained just how special having multiple wins under his belt is when he quipped, “It has been a rough last three races for the team, and I can’t thank my supporters enough for getting me back on the front stretch here. We have been in the hunt all year, 07_09_2016_082cbut we just had some gremlins the past few weeks. But, we are back again and I'm proud to be able to say that I am the only one with three wins at Placerville this year.”
Earlier in the night, the two heat race wins went to Orville Owens and Rick Grunert, while Nick Baldwin won the RMI Hard Charger Award by improving fom his 8th starting position to second.
15 BCRA Midget Lites were in attendance for the fifth time in 2016, with Danika Jo Parker and Scotty Males on the front row for the night's feature. Males led the field to turn 1 and went on to win in dominating fashion, marking his second straight victory of the season at Placerville. Charlie Cariccilo finished second after an incident early in the event, while Danika Jo Parker came home third over fourth place Chris Hansen and fifth finishing Craig Dillard.
“I knew we were good tonight,” Males said confidently in the winner's circle. “The track was hooked up and we brought the spare car down and won tonight. That just shows how good the guys are with this team to come out and win like this.”
Caracciolo and Males were the earlier heat race winners.
7 Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models started the night's 20 lap feature with Tyler Lightfoot and Eddie Gardner up front for the green flag. Gardner jumped to the early lead looking to extend his already impressive points lead in the Red Hawk Casino Championship series.
Gardner set the pace until the caution flag flew for Jay Bryant, who stopped in turn two early in the event. On the next restart, Gardner and Matt Davis came together bringing out the second caution of the event. Davis was sent to the rear for rough driving while Gardner retired with too much damage to continue.
Tyler Lightfoot inherited the lead on the ensuing restart as his father Mike Lightfoot ran second. With only five cars on the speedway, the yellow lights came out when Davis, Jay Bryant and Ryan Peter came together, knocking all three out of the event on lap 14.
So for the restart it was a two car, six lap dash as Tyler Lightfoot and his father Mike battled it out for family bragging rights. The younger Lightfoot led until his Dad circled him upstairs on lap 17 on his way to his second win of the year.
“I knew no one was behind me on the last restart so I just drove it as hard as I could.” Lightfoot explained. “Tyler is probably unhappy, but his time will come soon enough. He has gotten real fast the last couple of races, and hopefully he can win some time this year.” Lightfoot said proudly.
After the two Lightfoots, Matt Davis was scored third while Jay Bryant and Ryan Peter rounded out the top five. Mike Lightfoot was the lone heat winner as well, and earned the RMI Hard Charger Bonus for advancing 2 positions, from 3rd to first in the feature.
8 IMCA Sport Mods took to the 1/4 mile clay oval for their second visit of 2016. Todd Cooper and Jimmy Ford led the field to the green and Cooper stretched a huge early advantage. As the race went on, Brian Cooper weaved his way from fourth to second and began chasing his brother Todd for the lead. Todd fought off every charge from his brother Brian and won at the line by just 0.058 seconds.
“I knew my brother was right there,” Todd Cooper explained in victory lane. “I was driving the car harder than I liked because I was making too many mistakes on the top in three and four where Brian would show his nose off the exit. It was nice to redeem myself after leading 17 of 20 laps the last time we were here", he chuckled. The Coopers were 07_09_2016_113cfollowed across the line by Kyle Chaney, with fourth going to Jerry Bartlett, and fifth to Damian Merritt.
The lone Sport Mod heat winner was Jimmy Ford.
Placerville Speedway returns to action next Saturday night, July 16th, with the 13th point race of the Red Hawk Casino Championship Series. A four division program features the Thompson Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars, the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, the Jay's Mobile Welding Pure Stocks, and the NorCal Dwarf Car Series. Pit gates open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.
For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.
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Jeremy Kerzman Completes Weekend Sweep at Cedar Lake New Richmond, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-9-16)

On a perfect summer evening for racing, Jeremy Kerzman of Grey Eagle, Minnesota completed a nearly perfect two days of racing for he and his team when he led the final seventeen laps of the UMSS Traditional sprint car feature at the Cedar Lake Speedway on the second night of the big two-day World of Outlaws weekend. The only race Kerzman did not win was his heat race on Friday night. His sweep of both features gave him three wins on the season, all at Cedar Lake, and four in only 20 career starts in the series since jumping into the popular non-winged sprint car division during the latter part of the 2015 racing season. Kerzman parked his brightly colored number 3K sprinter in Rock Auto Victory Lane to conclude a successful weekend. He picked up $500 for his win thanks to some sponsorship help from GRP Motorsports, giving him total earnings for the weekend of $1,600, also a series record.

Another very strong field of (23) Traditional sprint cars signed into the pits for night #2 action at the high-banked dirt oval. Ten lap heat race wins went to Johnny Parsons III, Rick Kobs and Kerzman. Once again Rick Kobs was high in passing and finishing points following the heat races and drew the outside front row starting spot for the 25 lap feature event. Parsons drew the pole. Brian VanMeveren and Kerzman would go from row two. All three heats ran off caution-free with only one car dropping out. All 23 cars would start the feature.

Parsons took the lead at the start of the feature running his usual low lane while Kobs was up in his usual line against the cushion. The race was only three laps old when contact amongst the leaders saw VanMeveren get sideways in the middle of turns 3 & 4. The incident collected a total of seven cars but nobody went over, so the yellow light blinked on. It took several caution laps to get everything sorted out and cars cleared from the scene. Four cars were knocked out of action with some damage, as Jimmy Kouba, Kobs, Mike Mueller and Blake Anderson were unable to continue. Tagging the tail for the restart was VanMeveren, James Giossi and Mike Walters. The race would then run 22 laps nonstop to the checkers!

With Kerzman now in second behind Parsons on the restart, Parsons led the next five circuits before Kerzman drove around him on lap 9. With laps clicking off under green, Kerzman slowly was able to open up a comfortable lead and was never seriously challenged for the top spot the rest of the way. Three-time and defending series champion Rob Caho, Jr. came from his ninth starting spot to finish second. Parsons held on to third. In yet another tremendous run forward from a deep starting spot, Anna Hippe advanced ten positions to finish fourth. Talking about runs forward, Giossi restarted tail-end (19th) following the lap 3 caution and drove back up to fifth at the checkers. Jake Kouba, Scott Brandt, rookie Bryan Roach, Jason Schill and another rookie Hunter Custer completed the top ten. Yet another rookie racer, Ty Sampair, saw his bid for a top five finish end late in the feature when he pulled into the infield with electrical issues on his N1 sprinter. Seventeen of the 23 starters were still running at the end with fifteen cars on the lead lap.

The UMSS Traditional sprint cars venture south on Friday night July 15 for their first-ever appearance at the Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minnesota (located near Austin). Some added sponsorship from GRP Motorsports and the UMSS will see the feature winner earn $500. There are also several bonus prizes from local area southern Minnesota businesses in effect. The 1/3 mile semi-banked dirt oval should be well-suited for the Traditional sprint cars. Racers and fans can stay updated on the Traditional Sprint Car Series on our website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 9, 2016 (Race #13)

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[4]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[9]; 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III[1]; 4. 16-Anna Hippe[14]; 5. 11-James Giossi[7]; 6. 6-Jake Kouba[11]; 7. 7B-Scott Brandt[16]; 8. 99-Bryan Roach[10]; 9. 22-Jason Schill[17]; 10. 29-Hunter Custer[13]; 11. 21J-Jori Hughes[15]; 12. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[3]; 13. 27-Mike Walters[19]; 14. 69S-Jon Lewerer[20]; 15. 12W-Kyle Wehking[18]; 16. 34-Denny Stordahl[21]; 17. 90-Tony Klose[22]; 18. (DNF) N1-Ty Sampair[6]; 19. (DNF) 00-Kyle Finnegan[23]; 20. (DNF) 2K-Jimmy Kouba[8]; 21. (DNF) 81-Rick Kobs[2]; 22. (DNF) 87-Mike Mueller[5]; 23. (DNF) 12X-Blake Anderson[12].

Lap Leaders: Parsons 1-8, Kerzman 9-25. Cautions: (1) yellow with 3 laps scored for big mess in turn 3 involving 24,81,2k,11,87,12x & 27. Four cars ended up out of the race.

Meeks Video Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 12-Johnny Parsons III[2]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[1]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller[5]; 4. 99-Bryan Roach[6]; 5. 12X-Blake Anderson[7]; 6. 7B-Scott Brandt[3]; 7. 69S-Jon Lewerer[4]; 8. 90-Tony Klose[8].

Lap Leaders: Parsons 1-7, Kouba 8, Parsons 9-10. No cautions.

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[3]; 2. 11-James Giossi[2]; 3. N1-Ty Sampair[5]; 4. 16-Anna Hippe[4]; 5. 21J-Jori Hughes[6]; 6. 22-Jason Schill[1]; 7. (DNF) 00-Kyle Finnegan[7].

Lap Leader: Giossi 1-6, Kobs 7-10. No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[2]; 2. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[3]; 3. 78-Rob Caho Jr[4]; 4. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 5. 29-Hunter Custer[7]; 6. 12W-Kyle Wehking[1]; 7. 27-Mike Walters[6]; 8. 34-Denny Stordahl[8].

Lap Leader: Kerzman 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

Jeremy Kerzman Completes Weekend Sweep at Cedar Lake New Richmond, MN By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-9-16)

On a perfect summer evening for racing, Jeremy Kerzman of Grey Eagle, Minnesota completed a nearly perfect two days of racing for he and his team when he led the final seventeen laps of the UMSS Traditional sprint car feature at the Cedar Lake Speedway on the second night of the big two-day World of Outlaws weekend. The only race Kerzman did not win was his heat race on Friday night. His sweep of both features gave him three wins on the season, all at Cedar Lake, and four in only 20 career starts in the series since jumping into the popular non-winged sprint car division during the latter part of the 2015 racing season. Kerzman parked his brightly colored number 3K sprinter in Rock Auto Victory Lane to conclude a successful weekend. He picked up $500 for his win thanks to some sponsorship help from GRP Motorsports, giving him total earnings for the weekend of $1,600, also a series record.

Another very strong field of (23) Traditional sprint cars signed into the pits for night #2 action at the high-banked dirt oval. Ten lap heat race wins went to Johnny Parsons III, Rick Kobs and Kerzman. Once again Rick Kobs was high in passing and finishing points following the heat races and drew the outside front row starting spot for the 25 lap feature event. Parsons drew the pole. Brian VanMeveren and Kerzman would go from row two. All three heats ran off caution-free with only one car dropping out. All 23 cars would start the feature.

Parsons took the lead at the start of the feature running his usual low lane while Kobs was up in his usual line against the cushion. The race was only three laps old when contact amongst the leaders saw VanMeveren get sideways in the middle of turns 3 & 4. The incident collected a total of seven cars but nobody went over, so the yellow light blinked on. It took several caution laps to get everything sorted out and cars cleared from the scene. Four cars were knocked out of action with some damage, as Jimmy Kouba, Kobs, Mike Mueller and Blake Anderson were unable to continue. Tagging the tail for the restart was VanMeveren, James Giossi and Mike Walters. The race would then run 22 laps nonstop to the checkers!

With Kerzman now in second behind Parsons on the restart, Parsons led the next five circuits before Kerzman drove around him on lap 9. With laps clicking off under green, Kerzman slowly was able to open up a comfortable lead and was never seriously challenged for the top spot the rest of the way. Three-time and defending series champion Rob Caho, Jr. came from his ninth starting spot to finish second. Parsons held on to third. In yet another tremendous run forward from a deep starting spot, Anna Hippe advanced ten positions to finish fourth. Talking about runs forward, Giossi restarted tail-end (19th) following the lap 3 caution and drove back up to fifth at the checkers. Jake Kouba, Scott Brandt, rookie Bryan Roach, Jason Schill and another rookie Hunter Custer completed the top ten. Yet another rookie racer, Ty Sampair, saw his bid for a top five finish end late in the feature when he pulled into the infield with electrical issues on his N1 sprinter. Seventeen of the 23 starters were still running at the end with fifteen cars on the lead lap.

The UMSS Traditional sprint cars venture south on Friday night July 15 for their first-ever appearance at the Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minnesota (located near Austin). Some added sponsorship from GRP Motorsports and the UMSS will see the feature winner earn $500. There are also several bonus prizes from local area southern Minnesota businesses in effect. The 1/3 mile semi-banked dirt oval should be well-suited for the Traditional sprint cars. Racers and fans can stay updated on the Traditional Sprint Car Series on our website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the blue logo or by following us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 9, 2016 (Race #13)

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[4]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[9]; 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III[1]; 4. 16-Anna Hippe[14]; 5. 11-James Giossi[7]; 6. 6-Jake Kouba[11]; 7. 7B-Scott Brandt[16]; 8. 99-Bryan Roach[10]; 9. 22-Jason Schill[17]; 10. 29-Hunter Custer[13]; 11. 21J-Jori Hughes[15]; 12. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[3]; 13. 27-Mike Walters[19]; 14. 69S-Jon Lewerer[20]; 15. 12W-Kyle Wehking[18]; 16. 34-Denny Stordahl[21]; 17. 90-Tony Klose[22]; 18. (DNF) N1-Ty Sampair[6]; 19. (DNF) 00-Kyle Finnegan[23]; 20. (DNF) 2K-Jimmy Kouba[8]; 21. (DNF) 81-Rick Kobs[2]; 22. (DNF) 87-Mike Mueller[5]; 23. (DNF) 12X-Blake Anderson[12].

Lap Leaders: Parsons 1-8, Kerzman 9-25. Cautions: (1) yellow with 3 laps scored for big mess in turn 3 involving 24,81,2k,11,87,12x & 27. Four cars ended up out of the race.

Meeks Video Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 12-Johnny Parsons III[2]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[1]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller[5]; 4. 99-Bryan Roach[6]; 5. 12X-Blake Anderson[7]; 6. 7B-Scott Brandt[3]; 7. 69S-Jon Lewerer[4]; 8. 90-Tony Klose[8].

Lap Leaders: Parsons 1-7, Kouba 8, Parsons 9-10. No cautions.

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[3]; 2. 11-James Giossi[2]; 3. N1-Ty Sampair[5]; 4. 16-Anna Hippe[4]; 5. 21J-Jori Hughes[6]; 6. 22-Jason Schill[1]; 7. (DNF) 00-Kyle Finnegan[7].

Lap Leader: Giossi 1-6, Kobs 7-10. No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[2]; 2. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[3]; 3. 78-Rob Caho Jr[4]; 4. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 5. 29-Hunter Custer[7]; 6. 12W-Kyle Wehking[1]; 7. 27-Mike Walters[6]; 8. 34-Denny Stordahl[8].

Lap Leader: Kerzman 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

DROWN DASHES TO NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY WIN; HARBLE, WILSON, THOMPSON & B. HENSEL PARK IN VICTORY LANE

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, July 9, 2016

By Mike Swanger

It was another night of action packed racing on the tacky fast racing surface of NAPA Wayne County Speedway with the Harriger Towing Super Late Models in the spotlight with race #4 of the Attica Raceway Park/Wayne County Speedway series on Malcuit Tavern night. For the first 19 laps of the feature, pole sitter Brad Malcuit would set the pace with Wooster’s Doug Drown quickly taking second on the opening lap from his 6th starting position. As the two heat winners were pulling away from the rest of the field, Ryan Markham was working his way through the field from his ninth starting spot and took third from Rick Bond on lap nine. A caution on lap 11 would bunch the field together and Malcuit would lead the way again as Drown stayed in his tire tracks until lap 19 when Malcuit would slip coming out of turn four and Drown pounced on the opening and drove by to take the lead. A yellow flag with two laps to go would give Malcuit a chance as he went low in turn one but Drown and his Hall’s Auto Sales, Wooster Glass and Kar Connection #240 was on the highside and would drive away for his third win of the season. Malcuit would finish with a season best second and take the tracks point lead. Markham’s third place finish would move him into the points lead of the ARP/WCS series with two races to go. Those will be contested in September. Bond would hold off Kirk Baker for fourth. Wrecking his car on Friday night, Newark’s Mitch Harble would set in the drivers seat of the Kempthorn Auto, Fire & Ice Pub and All Things Retro #38k and go wire to wire for his first win of the season and his second career win in the Fisher Performance Sprint feature. Although Harble lead all the way, a lot of action was going on behind him as 1st heat winner, Shawn Hubler, Jimmy Colvin, Nick Patterson and Danny Mumaw would spend time in second place. Colvin would take second from Hubler on lap three but a flat tire 7 circuits later put a hiccup in Colvin’s run as Patterson inherited second. Mumaw, who started ninth and was to 4th on lap three, would power slide Patterson on lap 13 for second. With a caution with two to go. Mumaw had one last chance but Harble pulled away from Mumaw but on the last lap going down the backstretch, Harble would rub tires with the lapped car of Jeremy Duposki with Harble hanging on to get the win as Duposki ended up sideways, blocking the track exit as the race finished. Patterson would take third behind Mumaw as 2nd heat winner Chris Myers collected 4th as Colvin recovered to take fifth. Bob Daugherty grabbed the lead from the outside pole in the Action Auto Body Super Stock main with points leader Tyler Thompson and Paul Holmes right on his rear bumper. With numerous caution flags in the race that kept the field packed together, the top three positions would stay the same until a lap 12 restart, when Thompson made a move to the outside of Daugherty, who was glued to the low groove all race long. The Streetsboro driver got the run coming out of turn two to take the lead and then park the Action Auto Body, Nella Enterprises and Ofex of Ohio #T2 for the fifth time this season. On the same lap Holmes got sideways and last several positions and that allowed Tyler Nicely to take third behind Daugherty as Jordan James and Cliff Staley filled out the top five. Daugherty and Thompson claimed the heat wins. Following the races only caution flag on lap 12, Cortland’s Eric Wilson took the lead from Justin Chance on the restart of the Kar Connection Rush Late Model feature to post his second win of the season. Chance, who led from the drop of the green flag, would take the outside line on the double file restart and slid high in turn two and that allowed heat winner Wilson and his Mark Thomas Ford, Hovis Tire & Automotive and Pennzoil #27w to go low and take the lead for good. Dave Airgood would finish third behind Chance as Alan Dellinger and Matt Aber rounded out the top five. Smithville’s Brad Hensel would take the lead from Michael Workman on lap three of the WQKT Mini Stock main and then hold off Doug Hensel late in the race and win his third feature of the season aboard the JoyRide Transportation, M&S Concrete, and DJ Directional Services #28. Eighth starting Chris Priebe finished third with Stephen Crowe claiming fourth as Wes Staley picked his way through the field to take fifth after starting 11th. Heat winners were Crowe, Workman and Doug Hensel. Jamie Johnson pocketed the Flat Track Cart win over Austin Johnson, Justin Chance, Daryl Conkle and Coty Conway. Contingency Connection Racer Rewards worth over $100,000 for the season were available to all drivers once again at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Next Saturday night, July 16 will have the WQKT Mini Stocks chasing after a $1,000 to win feature in one of their ‘Summer Series’ races while the Action Auto Body Super Stocks will also run a ‘Summer Series’ race that will pay the winner $500. The Harriger Towing Super Late Models,the Kar Connection Rush Late Models and the Flat Track Carts are also on the racing card. Go to www,waynecountyspeedway.com for the latest news on Orrville’s Historic Oval.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, July 9, 2016 HARRIGER TOWING SUPER LATE MODELS Heat 1 Doug Drown, Rick Bond, Matt Irey, Larry Bellman, Ryan Markham, Allan Baker, Jason Skelly Heat 2 Brad Malcuit, Larry Kingseed, Kirk Baker, Jim Nicely, Jerry Aber, Andrew Myers Feature Doug Drown, Brad Malcuit, Ryan Markham, Rick Bond, Kirk Baker, Larry Bellman, Allan Baker, Jim Nicely, Andrew Myers, Matt Irey, Jerry Aber, Jason Skelly, Larry Kingseed

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Heat 1 Shawn Hubler, Mitch Harble, Troy Kingan, Jason Dolick, Danny Mumaw, Jamie Myers, Tyler Dunn, Butch Beasley, Andy Fike Heat 2 Chris Myers, Nick Patterson, Jimmy Colvin, Dan Shetler, Jordan Ryan, Clay Riney, Jeremy Duposki, Kris Davis, Dylan Kingan Feature Mitch Harble, Danny Mumaw, Nick Patterson, Chris Myers, Jimmy Colvin, Jamie Myers, Clay Riney, Jeremy Duposki, Butch Beasley, Troy Kingan, Shawn Hubler, Tyler Dunn, Kris Davis, Andy Fike, Dan Shetler, Dylan Kingan, Jason Dolick, Jordan Ryan

 

 

WILMOT RACEWAY
BY MICHAEL H. BABICZ FOR MEDIA INFORMATION
MID-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS 262-206-5465 [Call: 262-206-5465]
(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, July 9, 2016)--Defending Wilmot Winged Sprint Champion Jeremy Schultz of Beaver Dam scored his first regular night feature win at Wilmot(Wis.) Raceway highlighting the Mid-Season Championship Night on Saturday, July 9.
Back after taking three years off including having a baby, Kenosha's Mike Neau won the 20-lap Wisconsin-Illinois Mini-Sprint Feature for his first main event victory since 2014.
Genoa City's Todd Lehr overcame engine problems in his heat race to win his third 20-lap Meyer Valves & Vacs Wingless Sprint Series presented by the IRA feature of the season.
Two-time and defending street stock champion Pat Rossmann of Wadsworth, Illinois became the fourth different 2016 feature winner in that division.
Mike Simons II of Genoa City took top honors for the second time this year in a hotly contested 20-lap modified main.
Ryan Andrews of Woodstock, Illinois went wire to wire for his second consecutive 15-lap Bandit 4-cylinder stock car feature win in a row.
"Kris Spitz gave me a great battle," said Schultz, who worked his way in front on a lap six restart. "I knew I had to hit it just right to get past him because he was really strong up top. It worked."
At the finish in the winged sprint main it was Schultz, K. Spitz of Salem second, Todd Hepfner of Hartford third, Ryan Irwin of Genoa City fourth and Dennis Spitz of Lewisburg, Kentucky fifth.
"I have to thank my dad who decided to buy me a new car so I could go racing this year," said Neau, noting his wife and 9-month old baby boy were at home. "I sold everything and this is the first feature win I've had since fair night in 2014. This one if for my son."
Neau and Kyle Koch of McFarland battled in the early going until Neau worked in front for the final time on lap five. A couple of late race cautions kept the field within striking distance, but Neau was up for the challenge and scored the win. Ion Stear of Harvard, Illinois used a late charge to take runner-up over McFarland who ended up third. Zach Emmons of Racine was fourth with Adam Schroeder of Zion, Illinois fifth.
"We had a problem with the rev limiter on the motor," explained Lehr, referring to his ending up not finishing his heat race when the engine died coming out of turn four for the checkered flag while leading. "My crew did a great job fixing it and getting the car to run perfectly in the feature. Doug (Schenck) did a super job. I knew what I wanted to do to get around him and the caution gave me the opportunity."
Schenck of Cottage Grove, the defending Wingless Sprint champion, was leading when a yellow closed the field just past the half-way point. On the restart, Lehr shot to the inside of turn one and was able to power into the lead and go on to the win. Schenck ended up second; Derek Crane of Waukegan, Illinois third; Jordan Mattson of Milwaukee fourth; and Jim Scanlon of Zion fifth.
"I guess this means I have to get my son, Clayton, a four-wheeler I promised him if I won the feature," Rossmann, said as he was joined by his son in victory lane. "The competition was great, the car ran super and it was a lot of fun. So much for the money I won, but that's okay because he is the next generation of a racer in our family."
Rossmann's first feature win of 2016 was not easy as Brandon Mertes of Antioch, Illinois held the point throughout much of the early going. After a three-wide battle with Mertes and Gerry Stollenwerk of Silver Lake, Rossmann worked into the lead and kept it to the finish. Mark Baker of Milwaukee came on in the late going to wrestle second place away from a four-car battle at times. Stollenwerk came across third, Carl Benn of Menomonee Falls fourth and David Jones of North Chicago, Illinois was fifth. Mertes placed tenth in the final running when his car broke on the final lap.
"That was some great racing with everyone out there," said M. Simons. "I have to thank my crew who spent last Sunday putting a new engine in the car, and then we took it out later in the week and put it back in. It ran super. The second one certainly feels a lot better than the first after all of the effort that went into it this week."
Rob Maiule of Hebron, Illinois in his first season in the modifieds looked like he might get his first feature win. Maule was in front in a tight battle with Cameron Kuxhouse of Antioch while M. Simons worked his way into contention from a mid-field starting spot. A final yellow flag with five laps to go set up a tight finish as Maule and Simons exchanged the top spot several times around the 3/8-mile clay oval. At the finish it was M. Simons by less than a car length with Maule runner-up for the second consecutive week. C. Kuxhouse took third, Steve Mueller of Eagle fourth and Lee Sohns of Waterford fifth.
"The car keeps running better and better," said Andrews, the 2009 Bandit 4-cylinder champion who has back to back feature wins. "I plan on running the rest of the season, so we'll just see if we can keep making the car faster and faster."
Andrews was in the lead from start to finish with one of the best battles of the night for second behind him. Shaun Bangart of Chilton edged out Bandit point leader and first-year driver Courtney Atkinson of Muskego for second by less than half of a car length. Mitch Meier of Chilton was fourth with Jeremy Aiken of Oak Creek fifth.
Next up for Wilmot Raceway is Founders Night on Saturday, July 16 featuring the Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Outlaw Sprint Cars returning to their original home track as part of their 50th Anniversary Season Tour. Past IRA champions or representatives are invited to be part of the evening's festivities which will culminate in the awarding of the Founder's Trophy sponsored by the Southeast Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame. If champions or representatives wish to attend, they are asked to rsvp to Mike Babicz at michaelbabicz@aol.com or 262-206-5465 [Call: 262-206-5465] with a deadline of July 15.
The IRA began at Wilmot when the three original founders of the organization, Ray Toft, Whitey Harris and the late Junior Dodd, formulated the group and began racing initially just at Wilmot located on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds.
In addition to the IRA, which has developed into a highly competitive and respected regional touring series of winged outlaw sprint car warriors, also on the program at Wilmot on July 16 are the Meyer Valves and Vacs Wingless Sprint Series, Wisconsin-Illinois Mini-Sprints and the modifieds.
Grandstands open at 5:00 p.m. with racing slated at 6:45. Grandstand admission is $20.00 for adults ages 12 and over; $5.00 for youth ages 7-11; and free for children ages 6 and under. For the latest updates check the trackside race line 262-862-2090 [Call: 262-862-2090] , the official track web site http://www.wilmotraceway.com/ or the track Facebook page.
SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WIS. - MID-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS - SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016
WILMOT WINGED OUTLAW SPRINTS: FEATURE: 1. Jeremy Schultz, Beaver Dam; 2. Kris Spitz, Salem; 3. Todd Hepfner, Hartford; 4. Ryan Irwin, Genoa City; 5. Dennis Spitz, Lewisburg, Kentucky; 6. Trey Datweiler, Herscher, Illinois; 7. Matt Vandervere, Beach Park, IL; 8. Jereme Schroeder, Lake Villa, IL; 9. Johnny Fahl, Brown Deer; 10. Michael Decker, Silver Lake; 11. Zach Raidart, Gurnee, IL; 12. Todd Daun, Pleasant Prairie; 13. Rusty Egan, Burlington; 14. Ben Schmidt, Plymouth; 15. Joey Moughan, Springfield, IL(DNS).
HEAT WINNERS: Schultz; Hepfner.
MEYER VALVES & VACS WINGLESS SPRINT SERIES PRESENTED BY THE IRA: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Todd Lehr, Genoa City; 2. Doug Schenck, Cottage Grove; 3. Derek Crane, Waukegan, IL; 4. Jordan Mattson, Milwaukee; 5. Jim Scanlon, Zion, IL; 6. Allen Hafford, Beach Park; 7. Craig Lager, Union Grove; 8. Mike Sullivan, Burlington; 9. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 10. James Walldan, Winthrop Harbor; 11. Dan Wade, Pleasant Prairie; 12. George Gaertner Jr., Salem; 13. Chris Howerton, McHenry, IL; 14. Craig Campton, Pardeeville; 15. Chuck Shaer, Lake Villa(DNS).
HEAT WINNERS; Mattson; Crane.
FAST QUALIFIER: Schenck(:15.177 seconds).
WISCONSIN-ILLINOIS MINI-SPRINTS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Mike Neau, Kenosha; 2. Ion Stear, Harvard, IL; 3. Kyle Koch, McFarland; 4. Zach Emmons, Racine; 5. Adam Schroeder, Zion; 6. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL; 7. Mark Heinert, Waukesha; 8. Ron Brannam, Barrington, IL; 9. Kevin Frederiksen, Milwaukee; 10. Jason Jones, North Chicago, IL; 11. Tim Brannam, Holiday Hills, IL; 12. Darren Ihrke, Cary, IL; 13. Nick Sheridan, Fox Lake, IL; 14. C.J. Malueg, Johnsburg, IL; 15. Jeff Schmidt, Slinger; 16. Randy Stanford, Kenosha(DNS).
HEAT WINNERS: Malueg; T. Brannam.
FAST QUALIFIER: Petska(:15.021 seconds).
MODIFIEDS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Mike Simons II, Genoa City; 2. Rob Maule, Hebron, IL; 3. Cameron Kuxhouse, Antioch, IL; 4. Steve Mueller, Eagle; 5. Lee Sohns, Waterford; 6. Tony Izzo, Capron, IL; 7. Nick Simons, Genoa City; 8. Joel Crowbridge, Burlington; 9. Sean Stacy, Spring Grove; 10. Lee Tibbitts, Hebron; 11. John Dost, Bristol, 12. Scott Barnharst, Franklin; 13. Andrew Araco, New Berlin; 14. Josh Heinze; 15. Mike Knurr, Mukwonago; 16. Chuck Turner, Waukesha; 17. Andrew Kiedrowski, Union Grove; 18. Terry Hilgendorf, McHenry, IL; 19. Jack Williams, Rockford, IL; 20. Brian Crumbridge, Franksville.
HEAT WINNERS: C. Kuxhouse; Araco; Mueller.
STREET STOCKS: 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Pat Rossmann, Wadsworth, IL; 2. Mark Baker, Big Bend; 3. Gerry Stollenwerk, Silver Lake; 4. Carl Benn, Menomonee Falls; 5. David Jones, North Chicago; 6. Jim Vandervere, Gurnee; 7. Cody Erickson, Algonquin, IL; 8. Joey Marcomb, Antioch; 9. Al Mueller, Kenosha; 10. Brandon Mertes, Antioch; 11. Joshua Marcomb, Antioch; 12. Chloe Baker, Big Bend; 13. Carl Sturt, Wadsworth; 14. Brianna Olsen, Burlington; 15. Michael Olsen, Burlington; 16. Brandon Feit, Union Grove; 17. Joey Suhfras, Hales Corners; 18. Robert Taylor, Wind Lake(DNS).
HEAT WINNERS: Benn; Stollenwerk.
BANDIT 4-CYLINDER STOCK CARS: 15-LAP FEATURE: 1. Ryan Andrews, Woodstock, IL; 2. Shaun Bangart, Chilton; 3. Courtney Atkinson, Muskego; 4. Mitch Meier, Chilton; 5. Jeremy Aiken, Oak Creek; 6. David McKellirs, Mt. Pleasant; 7. David Rudzinski, Waterford; 8. Tony Fletcher, Greenleaf; 9. Dale Ehleiter, Union Grove; 10. Blake Kreuser, Kenosha; 11. Zach Wampole, East Troy; 12. Brandon Tackes, West Bend; 13. Suetter Bennett, Franksville; 14. Shawn Roberts, Salem; 15. Allen Maher Jr., Menomonee Falls; 16. Mike Meier, Chilton; 17. James Creekmore, Zion; 18. Ryan Savage, Fredonia(DNS); 19. Larry Gross, Wonder Lake, IL.
HEAT WINNERS: Bangart; Andrews.

 

FORMER TRACK REGULAR DANNY HOLTGRAVER WINS $10,000 IN ALL STAR SPRINTS AT SHARON; JIM RASEY ENDS 5-YEAR WINLESS DROUGHT IN BIG-BLOCK MODS & BECOMES 1ST REPEAT "LOU BLANEY MEMORIAL" WINNER AFTER 8 YEARS

By Mike Leone

Hartford, OH July 9, 2016 Sharon Speedway hosted the eighth annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" presented by Ollie's Bargain Outlet on Saturday night as Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars made their second and final appearance of the season and were joined by The Mod Tour for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds. A huge crowd turned out as activities took place throughout the day that benefitted the Alzheimer's Association. After a beautiful afternoon, clouds rolled in during the evening as two unexpected rounds of showers slightly delayed the program, but not enough to stop the eighth straight event from being completed.

Three years ago Danny Holtgraver won a $10,000 "360" Sprint Car race in Florida at East Bay Raceway Park. On Saturday night, Holtgraver earned his second career $10,000 payday with an impressive run on a fast track holding off last year's "Lou Blaney Memorial" winner, Sheldon Haudenschild, in the 30-lap All Star Sprint feature. Holtgraver, a former track regular, became the eighth different "Lou Blaney Memorial" winner in as many races!

"This is awesome," expressed the 26-year-old Pittsburgh, Pa. racer after his fourth career Sharon win. "I grew up racing here. I didn't get to watch Lou (Blaney), but I've raced with Dale and Dave for a long time so this means a lot for me to win this race and for them to be here. I can't thank everyone enough on this 70-car- Pete Grove, Janet Holbrook, and Scott Bonnell along with my dad, and all my sponsors. Cody Jacobs is working on this thing and is giving me a hell of a race car right now and I'm having a blast. I'm speechless. On a race track like this you kind of want a yellow at the end. You know you can take off with a good restart and it's going to be tough for someone to get around you unless you really screw up, which I did try and do, but was able to hold on. The caution didn't bother me tonight, but any other time I would have been shaking."

Holtgraver used the outside to fly into the lead past pole-sitter Josh Baughman. Baughman was coming off his first career "410" Sprint win on Friday night at Lernerville Speedway and was strong all night winning his heat and the dash to earn the feature pole. Baughman though received front wing damage on the opening lap then spun following a restart for a caution by Jack Sodeman, Jr. with one lap completed.

Fourth starting Caleb Griffith advanced to second for the restart, but he'd only be able to hold the spot until lap four when fifth starting Dean Jacobs made the move. Holtgraver had a half-straightaway lead by the time Jacobs made his way to second. Dale Blaney dropped Griffith back to third then Haudenschild, who started back in seventh, began making his way forward taking fourth from Griffith on lap five. Griffith though didn't go away as he got back by Haudenschild on lap nine then brought Haudenschild with him as they both passed Blaney for third and fourth respectively on lap 11.

Joe Kubiniec slowed to bring out the caution with 18 laps completed. Runner-up Jacobs had nose wing damage, which would hamper his chance for the win the rest of the way. Back under green, Haudenschild once again passed Griffith, this time for third. Eighth starting Chad Kemenah was able to get by Blaney then passed Griffith for fourth on lap 20.

Lapped traffic came into play on lap 21, but Griffith's tough luck at Sharon continued when he slowed to bring out the event's final caution with 24 laps completed. When racing resumed, Haudenschild passed Jacobs for second. He went after Holtgraver, but would run of time in his bid to repeat his $10,000 win in the event. Holtrgaver's second All Star win of the year and 11th of his career came in the Pete Grove-owned, Premier Motorsports/Premier Pallet/Bonnell's Rod Shop/DKW Transport/Lutz Custom Cabinets/Olympic Forestry -sponsored #70.

After three straight All Star wins, Haudenschild settled for a runner-up as he continues to close in on point leader Chad Kemenah and second place man Blaney. "Good night overall," said the Wooster, Ohio second generation racer. "I just didn't feel like I got up there quick enough to be able to challenge Holtgraver. He had clean air and was able to run with it. Congrats to him and Cody (Jacobs). They work hard so I'm glad to see that. It means a ton with everyone that helps out to get us out here each week and it wouldn't be possible without them."

Despite the collapsed nose wing, Jacobs held on for a third place improving on his fifth place finish at the Ohio Speedweek event last month. Kemenah and Blaney were fourth and fifth. Kraig Kinser, Tim Shaffer, Caleb Helms, Dave Blaney, and 23rd starting Cap Henry completed the top 10. Dale Blaney set fast time in qualifying over the 39-car field with a lap of 12.990 not far off the 12.704 track record. Besides Baughman, also picking up heat wins were Griffith, Haudenschild, and Bryan Sebetto. Lee Jacobs won the B main.

One thousand eight hundred seventy-six days. That's how many days had passed since Jim Rasey's last victory. But on Saturday night with a new car and pieced together motor, Rasey looked like the Rasey of old driving past some of the region's best Big-Block Modified racers to capture an improbable $2,000 victory in the 30-lap Mod Tour feature for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply big blocks. Rasey's last win was on May 21, 2011; however, became the first repeat winner of the "Lou Blaney Memorial" for the either the Sprints or Modifieds backing up his 2010 event win.

"I'll tell you what- dad, myself, and the crew worked non-stop all night long for the last three or four nights to get this thing together at 4:30 today," revealed the 44-year-old Southington, Ohio driver. "We barely made it. I have to thank everyone that has been standing behind me in this. That was a race track tonight! That was the old school, Lou Blaney track. I love it- it was great! I call this a three in one- three motors in one. Then we call it C4 because we don't know when it's going to blow up. I have to thank Alcon Mechanical, JD Pit Stop and Hovis Tire, who came on board this week to get us a set of tires that we were desperately in need of. There's a lot of people over the last five years that really busted their butts thinking it was over, but I guess I proved them wrong."

A side-by-side battle on the opening lap saw three-time time 2016 winner, Jimmy Weller III, lead the opening lap, but pole-sitter, Jeremiah Shingledecker, took charge of the race on lap two over Weller and Eric Gabany. It was four-wide for fourth on lap two with sixth starting Rex King, Jr. moving into the position over Erick Rudolph and Rasey.

Shingledecker pulled away from the field by lap five, while the battle was on for second as Weller III tried to hold off Gabany and King, Jr. Shingledecker opened up his lead to a straightaway on lap nine and then caught lapped traffic on lap 11 as the laps ticked off caution-free. King, Jr. and Rudolph passed Gabany for third and fourth on laps 11 and 12 respectively. King, Jr. was all over Weller III on lap 12, 13, and 14 before nosing ahead for the runner-up spot on the 14th circuit.

Shingledecker's straightaway lead was erased when Shayne Pierce slowed to bring out the caution with 16 laps scored. After quietly running outside the top five for the first 16 laps, the caution was just what Rasey needed. Back under green, he passed both Rudolph and Gabany for fourth then one lap later took third from Weller III. Rasey charged after King, Jr. and drove under him for second on lap 22 before a caution for Jim Weller, Jr., who didn't make it off the track.

When racing resumed on lap 23, Rasey took charge as King, Jr. followed past Shingledecker for second. The event was slowed for the final time with 25 laps completed when Rick Richner hit the frontstretch wall head on and Garrett Krummert clipped Richner's rear leaving a debris field all over the frontstretch.

After the lengthy cleanup, the final 10 laps went green-to-checkered. Rasey increased his lead every lap and took the checkered flag first by a comfortable 2.594 second margin in his Alcon Mechanical/Hovis Tire/JD Pit Stop-sponsored #32. Rasey's 19th career Sharon win tied him for seventh on the all-time win list, ironically with King, Jr., the track's point leader who crossed the line in second.

After leading 21 laps, Shingledecker dropped to third over Rudolph, who is The Mod Tour point leader and April 16 "Russ King Memorial" winner. Gabany had a solid fifth despite being underpowered with his "358" small-block. Michael Maresca, Weller III, Rex King, Dave Murdick, and Brad Rapp were sixth through 10th. Murdick, Rudolph, King, Jr., and Brian Swartzlander copped the heat races over the 33-car field. Tom Mattocks won the B main.

All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars (30 laps, $10,000 to-win): 1. DANNY HOLTGRAVER (Grove 70) 2. Sheldon Haudenschild (93) 3. Dean Jacobs (Seeling 97) 4. Chad Kemenah (Hunter 10H) 5. Dale Blaney (CH Motorsports 1) 6. Kraig Kinser (11K) 7. Tim Shaffer (Rudzik/Demyan 49) 8. Caleb Helms (40) 9. Dave Blaney (Motter 71M) 10. Cap Henry (Coomer 21) 11. Andrew Palker (57x) 12. Bryan Sebetto (Chappel 8) 13. Carl Bowser (10) 14. Jack Sodeman, Jr. (23Jr) 15. T.J. Michael (8M) 16. Brad Howard (49H) 17. Lee Jacobs (Lewis 81) 18. Caleb Griffith (Marshall 33M) 19. Mike Bauer (46) 20. Travis Philo (5T) 21. Joe Kubiniec (19) 22. Chris Andrews (Armbruster 73) 23. Jimmy Morris III (4N) 24. Josh Baughman (17) 25. Dan Kuriger (08) 26. Kory Crabtree (60).

DNQ for the feature: Brandon Spithaler (22), A.J. Flick (2), Adam Kekich (5K), Brandon Matus (13), Lance Moss (McCall 23), Gary Edwards (57), Alex Paden (24), Eric L. Williams (4W), Paul Kish (4c), Mike Flynn (12X), Brent Matus (33), Darren Pifer (23), Gale Ruth, Jr. (1R).

Mod Tour for the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds (35 laps, $2,500 to-win): 1. JIM RASEY (32) 2. Rex King, Jr. (165) 3. Jeremiah Shingledecker (37MD) 4. Erick Rudolph (25R) 5. Eric Gabany (3E) 6. Michael Maresca (7) 7. Jimmy Weller III (23) 8. Rex King (65) 9. Dave Murdick (61) 10. Brad Rapp (11R) 11. J.R. McGinley (66M) 12. Shannon Whaley (44) 13. Rob Kristyak (00) 14. Bob Warren (96B) 15. Mark Frankhouser (03) 16. Garrett Krummert (29) 17. Rick Richner (26) 18. Shawn Fleeger (88) 19. Jim Weller, Jr. (31) 20. Tom Mattocks (69) 21. Kevin Bolland (777) 22. Brian Swartzlander (83) 23. Shayne Pierce (88) 24. Mark Flick (Regalski 7z) 25. Skip Moore (17M) 26. Rick Regalski, Jr. (13).

DNQ for the feature: Justin Rasey (21), Dave Reges (27R), Scott Kerwin (7), Rodney Beltz (64), Tom Glenn (83T), Chris Haines (35H), Dave Blaney (18B).

There will be no racing on July 16. The next event will Thursday, July 21 for the Super DIRTcar Series for the Big-Block Modifieds paying $6,000 to-win plus the Renegades of Dirt (E) Modifieds. There will be a FREE concert featuring the Southern Rock Superstars on Friday, July 22 for "Summer Jam & BBQ Series" III. Six-division "Steel Valley Thunder" racing returns on Saturday night, July 23 with Hovis Auto & Truck Supply DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Lyden/Red Line Oil RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and Deforest Used Parts Mini Stocks plus kids power wheels races on Twin-State Auto Racing Club Night.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

Midwest Sprint Car Association July 8, 2016 Dodge County Fairgrounds

By: George Baumann

A field of seventeen Midwest Sprintcar Association cars and drivers invaded the monster half-mile at the Dodge County Fairgrounds on a perfect summer evening.

The drivers brought with them a total of nine MSA Championships over the twenty-one year history of the organization.

The lineup for the A-main saw 2015 Champion Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) on the pole with Chris Clayton (Waldo) to his right. 2014 Champion Paul Pokorski sat inside of the second row with second year chauffeur Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac) on the outside.

Two-time champion Danny Schlafer (Sussex) had a perfect view from the third row with Kurt Davis (West Allis) another two-time champion lined up in the fourth row just ahead of Lance Fassbender (Burnett) and Donny Goeden (Kewaskum)

At the drop of the green it was McMullen immediately showing the field that it was going to be a matter of, can anybody keep up with his fast pace. Wayne Modjeski (Oak Creek) started fifteenth but immediately showed why he is a past champion as he started passing cars.

The yellow flag was displayed after Tony Wondra (Campbellsport) and Fassbender stopped in turn four. Wondra would be hauled away on the hook and Fassbender would restart at the tail only to drop out later.

On the restart the field roared off turn four only to see Tim Haddy (Waupun) and Goeden get together just before the flagstand resulting in the #10W machine of Goeden taking a nasty tumble. He would be OK but his car was extensively damage. Haddy’s #21H had enough damage that he was also parked for the remainder of the event.

On the restart McMullen’s big lead was gone and the field saw Chris Clayton (Waldo) in second and Paul Pokorski (West Bend), Davis and Danny Schlafer rounding out the top-five.

Quickly Davis would move ahead but that was short lived as the left-rear wheel came off in turn one and he was also finished. Modjeski was continuing has charge forward but the race ended his fine run.

McMullen would be first to the checkers grabbing his ninth career MSA Feature win. Schlafer would be second with Pokorski, Modjeski and Westphal rounding out the top-five.

The next five finishers were, Clayton, Will Gerritts (Waupun) Tyler Brabant (Waupun, Al Schlafer (Sussex) and Doug Pietz (Milwaukee).

Heat races saw Fassbender build a big lead and finish ahead of Goeden who had to come from the third row. The second heat saw a wing-to-wing dual between Davis and Haddy with Davis prevailing.

 

 

Babb Best at St. Francois County

Farmington, MO (July 9, 2016)- Taking over the top spot on lap fourteen, Terry Babb made it two-for-two with the Boss Chassis WAR Series at St. Francois County Raceway on Saturday night. Points leader Clinton Boyles moved into the lead at the start as he was followed by Kenny Potter, Carson Short, and Babb. With Boyles running the bottom to perfection, Babb moved to the top side of the raceway and lap after lap, he battled with Potter and Short. Babb would eventually get by Potter and Short and set his sights on Boyles. The action would be halted on lap thirteen for Adam Parmley. The caution was what Babb needed as on the restart, he stayed right with Boyles and zoomed around the high side of the raceway making the pass in turns three and four to lead lap fourteen. With Babb out front, Short raced Boyles hard for the second spot with Boyles spinning out in between turns one and two. With the yellow out, the man on the move was Korey Weyant, who started twenty-first due to problems in his heat race. The winner of three straight Boss Chassis WAR A-Mains had a $200 bounty placed on him and was determined to not let anyone collect it. In fourteen laps, he had moved into the top six and was in contention. On the restart, Babb again took off in the lead as he was followed by Short and Potter. Weyant was able to get by Katlynn Leer and TJ Muths and into fourth. By lap eighteen, Weyant was rocketing around the top as he moved into third by Potter. Weyant moved to the bottom trying to get by Short for second in turn one. He got on the brakes hard to keep from hitting Short and came to a stop ending his shot at a fourth straight win. Babb again set the pace as Short and Potter followed, but the action would be halted one last time as with twenty-two laps in the books, Vinny Ward got together with another competitor and tipped over on the front straightaway. Ward was okay, but his night was over. On the restart, Short made a huge run at Babb with the pair making contact. Babb was able to keep control and stay in the lead and Short would not get another shot as Babb went on to his second WAR win at SFCR in his KCBJ Motorsports/Faith Flat Out Ministries Eagle with Stanton power. Short crossed the line in second, but did not report to the scales earning a disqualification. This moved Muths up to a career best WAR finish in second in his Quality Body Shop/Scott Racing Engines Maxim. Leer also ran a career best third in the KCBJ Motorsports/APT Powdercoating Stealth. Robbie Standridge worked his way to fourth in the Stewart Auto Body Eagle with Mackay Racing Engine power. Rounding out the top five was Potter in his Dayco Painting XXX with Wesmar power under the hood. Weyant, who restarted at the tail was able to work his way back up to a sixth place finish earning the Hard Charger Award. Rounding out the top ten were Kent Buckley, Layne Himebaugh, Chris Parkinson, and Patrick Budde. The Boss Chassis WAR Series will next be in action at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO next Saturday July 16th.

Boss Chassis WAR Series results- St. Francois County Raceway 7/9/16 21 cars

Hinchman Racewear 1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 17-James Scott, Jackson, MO (1); 2. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (7); 3. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton, MO (5); 4. 15*-Jeffrey Masson, Park Hills, MO (6); 5. 12-Andy Helm, Kearney, MO (2); 6. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (4)-DNF; 7. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (3) Wilwood Disc Brakes 2nd Heat- 8 laps Wilwood Disc Brakes 2nd Heat- 8 laps (1); 4. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (3); 5. 72-Kevin Petty, Farmington, MO (5); 6. 09-Andrew Genkinger, Mt. Pleasant, IA (2); 7. 31-Austin Sears, Carbondale, IL (7) Bell Helmets 3rd Heat- 8 laps 1. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (1); 2. 87-Kent Buckley, Farmington, MO (3); 3. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (6); 4. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK (2); 5. 10K-Robbie Standridge, Springfield, IL (4); 6. 90-Patrick Budde, 7Bartelso, IL (5); 7. 21B-Adam Parmley, Cadet, MO (7) A-Main- 25 laps 1. 8D-Babb (4); 2. 65M-Muths (10); 3. 8K-Leer (6); 4. 10K-Standridge (14); 5. 55-Potter (3); 6. 99-Weyant (21); 7. 87-Buckley (7); 8. 24L-Himebaugh (12); 9. 65-Parkinson (17); 10. 90-Budde (16); 11. 15*-Masson (9); 12. 09-Genkinger (18); 13. 82-Ward (8)-DNF; 14. 77-Boyles (1)-DNF; 15. 12-Helm (15); 16. 21B-Parmley (20)-DNF; 17. 72-Petty (13)-DNF; 18. 31-Sears (19)-DNF; 19. 17-Scott (2)-DNF; 20. 24C-Carroll (11)-DNF; 21. 21-Short (5)-DQ

 

 

Peterson Prevails in Front of Gigantic Skagit Speedway Crowd

7/9/16

Alger, WA - In front of one of the largest crowds Skagit Speedway has seen, Jared Peterson found all the speed he needed to win the Sportsman Sprint feature in thrilling fashion. With a huge crowd on hand to witness Mid-Season Championship Night presented by Les Schwab, as well as the fireworks display that followed, Peterson visited victory lane and was joined by Jason Solwold, Lawrence O’Connor and Ryan Ellis.

Steve Parker looked to have the Sportsman Sprint main event well in hand, as with nine laps remaining, the former track camp enjoyed a near full straightaway lead over Jared Peterson, who’d advanced from seventh to second place but appeared to be running out of time. With no lapped cars in between, Peterson caught the break he needed as Clayton Sibley and Victoria Cantu got together at the back of the field, causing a caution and erasing Parker’s advantage. On the subsequent restart, Peterson used every line he could find until finding enough forward bite out of turn four to scoot underneath Parker at lap 23 to take the lead and secure the eventual win. Parker would settle for second with Roger Oudman taking third. Parker won the scramble, with Peterson qualifying fastest of the nine cars who were not locked into the eight scramble positions.

Jason Solwold made things look easy in the 360 class, leading all 25 laps of the main to grab the win. Solwold advanced from fourth to second in the scramble, then used the high groove to take the initial lead and never looked back, going wire to wire for the win. Colton Heath was second with Justin Youngquist running third. Heath won the scramble and Greg Hamilton was fastest amongst the time in cars.

A good scramble also set the table for Lawrence O’Connor in the High Society Modifieds. O’Connor advanced from third to win the scramble, giving him the pole for the main event. The Port Hardy, C native took full advantage of his pole position start, leading all 25 laps of the main to grab the win. Tyler Ketchum finished a career best second with Louis Nutter Sr running third.

The crowd roared with excitement toward the tail end of the Outlaw Tuner main event, as you could throw a blanket over the four drivers dueling for the lead in the late race. With a lap 15 restart, race long leader Brandon Berg lost the lead to Cliff Ballenger for two laps before getting it back on lap 18. As the cars came to the line for lap 19, Ryan Ellis got by Berg with Freddie Vela right on his heels before spun cars at the back of the field reset the lineup for a green-white-checkered finish. On the restart, both Berg and Vela gave Ellis everything they had, but the Edmonton based driver came out on top of his first Skagit Speedway appearance, with Vela and Berg filling out the podium. Brandon won the scramble.

360 Sprints

Fast Time – Greg Hamilton 11.788

Scramble – Colton Heath, Jason Solwold, Eric Fisher, Justin Youngquist, Trevor Cook, Nate Vaughn, Bud Ashe, Luke Didiuk

Main – Jason Solwold, Heath, Youngquist, Fisher, Brown, Hamilton, Cook. Ashe, Jacobson, Vaughn, Didiuk, Madonia, Reeves

Lap Leaders – Solwold 1-25

Sportsman Sprints

Fast Time – Jared Peterson 12.471

Scramble – Steve Parker, James Bundy, Joe Lyon, Derek Roberts, Kelsey Carpenter, Roger Oudman, Paul Burdick, Chris Ochs

Main – Jared Peterson, Parker, Oudman, Bundy, Carpenter, Zach McCabe, Devin Barnes, Dylan Dunham, Adam Hinds, Ochs, Victoria Cantu, Glenn Reinstra, Roberts, Clayton Sibley, Lyon, Julian Fuentes, Chance Crum

Lap Leaders – Parker 1-22 Peterson 23-25

High Society Modifieds

Scramble – Lawrence O’Connor, Mel Decker, Tyler Ketchum, Jeff Blanton, Mike Knox Jr, Carl Franssen, Branden Nutter, Rick Smith

Main – Lawrence O’Connor, Ketchum, Louis Nutter Sr, Adam Holtrop, Decker, Franssen, Knox Jr, Blanton, Kevin Smith, Butch Gilbert, Kyler Moore, R Smith, B Nutter, Tom Warner

Lap Leaders – O’Connor 1-25

Outlaw Tuners –

Scramble – Brandon Berg, Vance Hibbard, Clint Meins, Cliff Ballenger, Jon Gunderson, Kevin Reuter, Howard Vos, Terra Arnett

Main – Ryan Ellis, Freddie Vela, Berg, Reuter, Hibbard, Chris Davies, Ballenger, Jack Desrosier, Cody Bunting, Meins, Gunderson, Arnett, Curtis Ellis, Vos, TJ Campbell

Lap Leaders – Berg 1-15 Ballenger 16-17 Berg 18 R Ellis 19-21

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Though he is considered one of the rising stars of NASCAR, 21-year-old Christopher Bell still likes to have fun on the dirt in a sprint car. The Norman, Oklahoma driver dominated the 410 sprint feature at Fremont Speedway Saturday.

Bell, who has recorded two victories in the past two years in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, led all 30 laps on Crown Battery Night at “The Track That Action Built.” Only a late race caution would slow his march to the $3,000 payday with extra prize money added by Crown Battery.

“I can’t thank Craig and Les Mintz enough and all the Linders and Kevin (Shammo). They worked their butts off all night long and provide really good race cars for me and Carson (Macedo). It makes it fun for us when ever we get to come out here and play,” said Bell of his Real Geese Decoys, Eagle Ignition Products; Real Archery Targets; KS Sales & Service; Ti22; Shetzer Insurance; Story Equipment; S&S Builders; Linder’s Speed Equipment; Keizer Wheels; Real Caps backed #09.

“This is my home track…this is where I grew up racing. One of my first ever 410 starts came here and it’s kind of like coming back home whenever I get to come to Fremont,” added Bell in the Engine Pro victory Lane of his third career Fremont win.

Not to be out done, Bradner, Ohio’s Nate Dussel dominated the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature, leading all 25 laps for his third win of the year at Fremont. It was his 20th career victory at the track and was worth $1,000 thanks to Crown Battery.

“We’ve had a car that’s fast all year it’s just usually there’s 10 or 11 guys between me and the front. First, I want to apologize to Jamie (Miller) if I hit him. I never saw him, I never heard him. I know he really wanted to win tonight for the whole Earl Lowe family…it’s great what Fremont did for Earl…I hate to spoil that for them. We were just so fast tonight,” said Dussel of his Berrier Custom Fabrication; Al Davis Carpet and Laminate; Gressman Powersports; Foster Fabrication; Real Geese; Industrial Machinery Movers; Kistler Racing Products backed #1.

“It’s places like Crown and the Baumann Auto Group and JLH General Contractor that really make Fremont a really super special place. The money they put up that they don’t have to…trust me the racers really, really appreciate it,” added Dussel of the bonus cash from Crown Battery.

In an entertaining and wild McCullough Industries 602 Late Model feature, Tiffin, Ohio’s Chester Fitch grabbed the lead with just three laps to go after a tremendous battle with Ky Harper and John Brooks and drove to his third win of the year. It was Fitch’s sixth career win at Fremont.

“That was fun. It was good for a lot of hard work. That was a good clean run. Ky and John ran a good race. This Swartz Race Car is a lot better car than I am a driver,” said Fitch of his Tiffin Auto Auction; Westside Auto Sales; Hi-Way 101 Auto Parts; Danner’s Wrecking and Towing; Shorty’s Auction and Liquidation backed #101.

Shawn Valenti continues to dominate in the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks. The Fostoria, Ohio driver took the lead on lap four after an intense battle with defending track champion Kent Brewer and drove away to his sixth feature win of the year. It is the 31st career win at the track for Valenti and ties him for 14th on the track’s all-time win list with Rollie Beal.

“Jeff Babcock just gives me a great piece. This truck rolls the corners so nice,” said Valenti of his Dave Story Equipment Repair, Craig Miller Trucking, KS Sales & Service; Real Geese Decoys, backed #7B.

The night had a lot of cash included thanks to Crown Battery. Not only did they run an Australian Pursuit for the 410 sprints that paid $1,000 to win, but every heat race winner in every division took home $100. Also, besides the extra money for the winner of the 410 sprint and 305 sprint features, the hard charger – the driver who passed the most cars in the features – took home an additional $250 in each division. Also, the “hard luck” driver in each division went home with an additional $250.

Also the fans voted Reed as their favorite driver and he took home over $2,000 in racing products thanks to donations from many area businesses.

In the 30-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint feature Todd Heller and Bell brought the field to green but several cars got together on the start including Broc Martin, Carson Macedo, Tyler Gunn and Chuck Wilson. Macedo and Gunn would not restart. On the second green, Bell jumped into the lead over Heller, Gary Taylor, Byron Reed, Stuart Williams and Brian Lay.

Bell quickly pulled away from the field with Taylor moving into second. Bell drove into lapped traffic by just the sixth circuit and held a huge lead over Taylor, Reed, Stuart Brubaker, Heller, Williams, Duane Zablocki and Lay. By the half-way point Bell held a nearly 3 second lead when the yellow came out for Joey Pendergrass. But when the green flew again so did Bell.

The rest of the field would have one more shot at Bell when Zablocki stopped on the track with 21 laps scored. This time on the restart Taylor hung with Bell and challenged on several occasions with Reed, Brubaker, Williams, Lay and Martin in pursuit. Once Bell got his rhythm back, he pulled away for the win. Taylor, Reed, Brubaker and Williams rounded out the top five.

Dussel and Miller would bring the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Dussel grabbing the lead over Kyle Capodice, Dustin Dinan, Dustin Stroup, Miller and John Ivy. Cautions on lap three, four and five kept Dussel from driving away. When the green flew on lap five, Dussel lead Capodice, Miller, Dinan, Stroup, Alvin Roepke and Paul Weaver.

Dussel drove into lapped traffic by the 11th circuit and that allowed Capodice and Miller to close. At the half-way point Dussel had worked his way through the heaviest of traffic and pulled away while Capodice had his hands full with Miller while Dinan, Weaver, Roepke and Stroup stayed within striking distance. Miller grabbed second on lap 14 and thanks to a caution with eight laps to go had a shot at Dussel.

On the ensuing restart Dussel was able to pull away and drove to the win over Miller, Capodice, Weaver and Dinan.

In the 15 lap late model feature Steve Sabo and Tim Sabo brought the field to green but it was fourth starter John Brooks who drove into the lead just before a caution flew. On the restart Brooks would lead Ky Harper, Tim Sabo, Matt Shipley, Fitch and Steve Sabo. Harper began pressuring Brooks as the pair raced side by side over the next hand full of laps while Fitch methodically drove into third by lap five.

The final caution flew on lap 11 with the running order Brooks, Harper, Fitch, Shipley, Tim Sabo, Steve Sabo and Dustin Keegan. When the green flew it was a tremendous battle for the lead and on lap 13 Fitch was able to drive under both Harper and Brooks to take the top spot. Fitch would old off Harper the final two circuits for the win with Brooks coming home third followed by Shipley and Tim Sabo.

Brewer and Curt Inks brought the field to green for the 15 lap dirt truck feature with Brewer gaining the advantage over fifth starter Valenti, Inks and Brad Stuckey. A caution waved on lap three for a three truck incident. On the restart Valenti was able to drive around Brewer for the lead while Stuckey and Cory McCaughey battled for third. Valenti steadily pulled away and drove to the win over Brewer, McCaughey, Stuckey and Dustin Keegan.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 23 for Miller Rigging Night. It will be a Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series presented by KS Sales and Service point night for the 410 sprints. The 305 sprints, late models and dirt trucks will also be in action.

Some lucky fans will also take part in a hot dog eating contest as well on Saturday which is National Hot Dog Day. The night is also part of the 2nd Annual Johnny Auxter Days weekend. There will be classic car/truck/motorcycle show prior to the night’s racing and on Sunday, July 24 there will be an antique tractor pull/display along with a full program of vintage race cars in competition.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway

Crown Battery Night

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Indicates starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.45L-Brian Lay, 12.597; 2.83M-Broc Martin, 12.678; 3.5-Byron Reed, 12.681; 4.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.706; 5.09-Christopher Bell, 12.708; 6.14H-Todd Heller, 12.750; 7.46AU-Stuart Williams, 12.787; 8.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.801; 9.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.887; 10.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.893; 11.09X-Carson Macedo, 12.912; 12.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.937; 13.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.938; 14.33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.303; 15.96AU-Bruce White, 13.682; 16.901-Bob Lime, 13.922; 17.14-Daryl Daugherty, 14.183; 18.14W-Chuck Wilson, 14.183; 19.1K-Joey Pendergrass, 15.768;

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[2] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 4. 1st-Gary Taylor[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 901-Bob Lime[6] ; 7. 1K-Joey Pendergrass[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 09X-Carson Macedo[1] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 4. 09-Christopher Bell[3] ; 5. 33K-Kyle Patrick[5] ; 6. 14-Daryl Daugherty[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger[1] ; 4. 14H-Todd Heller[3] ; 5. 96AU-Bruce White[5] ; 6. 14W-Chuck Wilson[6]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps)

1. 09-Christopher Bell[2] ; 2. 1st-Gary Taylor[3] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 7. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 8. 14H-Todd Heller[1] ; 9. 7-Shawn Valenti[10] ; 10. 8J-Jess Stiger[12] ; 11. 33K-Kyle Patrick[14] ; 12. 96AU-Bruce White[15] ; 13. 901-Bob Lime[16] ; 14. 1K-Joey Pendergrass[19] ; 15. 14-Daryl Daugherty[17] ; 16. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9] ; 17. 14W-Chuck Wilson[18] ; 18. 09X-Carson Macedo[11] ; 19. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13]

305 Sprints – Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[8] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 7. 10-Josh Harrison[2] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 9R-Dustin Rall[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[7] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 5. 75-Jerry Dahms[2] ; 6. 44-Kyle Farmer[3] ; 7. 9W-Don Whitney[4] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 4. 1X-Dustin Dinan[5] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 6. 2F-Matt Foos[7] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[8] ; 8. 32H-Dan Hennig[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 2. 66-Jamie Miller[2] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 5. 1X-Dustin Dinan[5] ; 6. 2F-Matt Foos[18] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 8. 99-Alvin Roepke[9] ; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[11] ; 10. 10X-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 11. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[15] ; 13. 36-Seth Schneider[13] ; 14. 47-Matt Lucius[22] ; 15. 32H-Dan Hennig[24] ; 16. 44-Kyle Farmer[17] ; 17. 9R-Dustin Rall[10] ; 18. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[16] ; 19. 75-Jerry Dahms[14] ; 20. 2-Ricky Peterson[23] ; 21. 10-Josh Harrison[19] ; 22. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[21] ; 23. 11G-Luke Griffith[12] ; 24. 9W-Don Whitney[20]

Dirt Trucks – Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[2] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 3. 16-Jim Holcomb[1] ; 4. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[6] ; 5. 23M-Brad Mitten[3] ; 6. 33-Jeff Ward[4] ; 7. 13-Len benyak[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 5s-Brad Stuckey[3] ; 2. 4x-Brian Sorg[6] ; 3. 18W-Cory Ward[2] ; 4. 0-Jim Keegan[1] ; 5. 7f-Dana Frey[5] ; 6. 51W-Thomas Anderson[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 22-Brandon Leighton[3] ; 3. 9-Curt Inks[4] ; 4. 99-Gene Potridge[6] ; 5. 99H-Art Howey Jr[2] ; 6. 4s-Keith Sorg[5]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[1] ; 3. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[4] ; 4. 5s-Brad Stuckey[3] ; 5. 17x-Dustin Keegan[8] ; 6. 33-Jeff Ward[15] ; 7. 23M-Brad Mitten[12] ; 8. 9-Curt Inks[2] ; 9. 18W-Cory Ward[7] ; 10. 0-Jim Keegan[10] ; 11. 16-Jim Holcomb[11] ; 12. 4s-Keith Sorg[18] ; 13. 22-Brandon Leighton[9] ; 14. 99-Gene Potridge[6] ; 15. 7f-Dana Frey[13] ; 16. 13-Len benyak[17] ; 17. 99H-Art Howey Jr[14] ; 18. 51W-Thomas Anderson[16] ; 19. 4x-Brian Sorg[19]

602 Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 34-Ky Harper[1] ; 2. 00-John Brooks[2] ; 3. 98-Tim Sabo[3] ; 4. 101-Chester Fitch[5] ; 5. 43K-Louis Alan[4] ; 6. 4M-Jamie Miller[6] ; 7. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 44-Matt Shipley[1] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 3. 16-Steve Sabo[5] ; 4. 32-Brandon Myers[3] ; 5. 04-Jeff Hites[6] ; 6. 27K-Jay King[4] ; 7. 101F-Chester Fitch III[7]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)

1. 101-Chester Fitch[7] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[6] ; 3. 44-Matt Shipley[3] ; 4. 98-Tim Sabo[2] ; 5. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[1] ; 7. 43K-Louis Alan[9] ; 8. 04-Jeff Hites[10] ; 9. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[13] ; 10. 27K-Jay King[12] ; 11. 00-John Brooks[4] ; 12. 101F-Chester Fitch III[14] ; 13. 4M-Jamie Miller[11] ; 14. 32-Brandon Myers[8]

 

 

Jeremy Kerzman Wins Ethel Kouba Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-8-16)

Although the weather caused a 40 minute delay to the start of racing action, the sun shone brightly following the light rain shower and a comfortable evening followed during the running of the 24th Annual Kouba Memorial at the Cedar Lake Speedway on the opening night of the big two-day World of Outlaws weekend. A series record 27 UMSS Traditional sprint cars signed into the pits for the Ethel Kouba Memorial portion of this prestigious event. Racing to his second Traditional sprint car victory of the season and also second at CLS, Grey Eagle, Minnesota racer Jeremy Kerzman stopped Rick Kobs' CLS win streak at two and also earned a series record $1,100 for his feature race win thanks to tremendous support from several sponsors including the Kouba family. Kerzman was running his 4 barrel, 602 GM crate motor and the car and driver were certainly in fine form en route to Rock Auto Victory Lane. For Kerzman, it was his third career UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series feature win.

With the all-time series record (27) Traditional sprint cars on hand, three heats utilizing the typical passing and finishing points were in order. The ten lap heat races would see Jimmy Kouba, Rick Kobs and three-time series Champion Rob Caho, Jr. earn top finishes. The top four drivers in points following the heats redrew for the first four starting spots in the feature. Kobs was the top point earner and drew the outside front row. Jimmy Kouba drew the pole. Row two would see Brain VanMeveren and 2014 TSCS Champion Cam Schafer. A wild flip entering turn one in the third heat would sideline Joseph Kouba for the remainder of the evening following contact with his cousin Jake. Joseph was okay but his car was destroyed. This meant 26 cars would start the feature, as CLS opted not to run a B Main.

The Ethel Kouba Memorial 25 lap feature was the first main event on track for the evening. Jimmy Kouba bolted into the lead when the green flag dropped. The race was only one lap old when rookie Joe Lallier bumped the front stretch wall and tipped over to bring out the red flag. Lallier's car was quickly up-righted and pushed to the pits. Jimmy Kouba led the next four laps with Rick Kobs, Brian VanMeveren and Cam Schafer racing for positions immediately behind the leader. Just as it looked like Kobs was going to make a bid for the top spot, his car jumped the cushion in turn three. Kobs made a spectacular recovery but in the process his left rear tire went flat and the yellow blinked on with five laps officially scored. Kobs went to the work area, got a new Hoosier, and rejoined the field at the tail which was 24th at the time.

VanMeveren got by Jimmy Kouba on lap 6 following the restart and led three laps before Schafer drove to the front. Schafer then led three laps. On lap 12 while attempting to put Tony Klose a lap down, Schafer hopped the right rear tire of Klose's car entering turn three and flipped over to bring out the second red flag and final caution of the race. Schafer's night and bid for his first win of the season was over. VanMeveren was slated to restart as the leader, but while sitting in turn two under the red flag, his temp gauge spiked. His car was pushed to the pits with overheating issues and also out of the race. This handed the lead over to Jeremy Kerzman for the restart. With nary a caution the rest of the way, Kerzman drove to a comfortable and was never seriously challenged for the top spot during the 14 lap green flag dash to the checkers. A fine performance from James Giossi saw the young driver from New Richmond race forward to finish second from his 12th starting spot. Mike Mueller also had a nice drive forward from 11th to third. Jimmy Kouba held off rookie driver Ty Sampair to complete the top five. Earning the Meeks Video Hard Charger Award was Anna Hippe. Anna started deep in the field inside row ten and advanced 13 positions to finish sixth! Kobs recovered from his flat tire and drove all the way back up to seventh from the back of pack. Jake Kouba, John Lewerer and Caho completed the top ten. Eighteen of the 26 starters finished with most of the cars on the lead lap at the end. Like the UMSS winged sprints, all previous TSCS champions were on hand including Kevin Bradwell, Schafer and Caho.

The UMSS Traditional sprint cars return to the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday July 9 to complete their weekend at the all sprint car event. The Saturday winner will earn $500 thanks to some help from GRP Motorsports. Check out the schedule, results, points and other news for the Traditional Sprint Car Series on our website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the blue logo or follow us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 8, 2016 (Race #12) Ethel Kouba Memorial

D&D Motorsports Ethel Kouba Memorial Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[6]; 2. 11-James Giossi[12]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller[11]; 4. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[1]; 5. N1-Ty Sampair[10]; 6. 16-Anna Hippe[19]; 7. 81-Rick Kobs[2]; 8. 6-Jake Kouba[15]; 9. 69S-Jon Lewerer[7]; 10. 78-Rob Caho Jr[5]; 11. 7B-Scott Brandt[16]; 12. 99-Bryan Roach[13]; 13. 12X-Blake Anderson[14]; 14. 29-Hunter Custer[21]; 15. 21J-Jori Hughes[9]; 16. 22-Jason Schill[23]; 17. 27-Mike Walters[17]; 18. 12W-Kyle Wehking[18]; 19. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose[25]; 20. (DNF) 24-Brian Vanmeveren[3]; 21. (DNF) 14-Cam Schafer[4]; 22. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III[8]; 23. (DNF) 34-Denny Stordahl[22]; 24. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell[20]; 25. (DNF) 00-Kyle Finnegan[26]; 26. (DNF) 6L-Joe Lallier[24]; (DNS) 55-Joseph Kouba. Lap Leaders: Jimmy Kouba 1-5, VanMeveren 6-8, Schafer 9-11, Kerzman 12-25. Cautions: (3) red flag flew after 1 lap for rollover by 6L on front stretch. Yellow with 5 laps scored for 81 flat left rear tire. Red with 12 laps in when leader 14 hopped over rear tire of 90 and flipped turn 3.

Gillund Enterprises/JB Distributing Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[2]; 2. 14-Cam Schafer[5]; 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III[4]; 4. 12X-Blake Anderson[1]; 5. 7B-Scott Brandt[3]; 6. 27-Mike Walters[6]; 7. 16-Anna Hippe[7]; 8. 90-Tony Klose[8]; (DNS) 22-Jason Schill. Lap Leader: Kouba 1-10. No cautions.

Meeks Video Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[8]; 2. 69S-Jon Lewerer[1]; 3. 21J-Jori Hughes[2]; 4. N1-Ty Sampair[5]; 5. 87-Mike Mueller[7]; 6. 12W-Kyle Wehking[3]; 7. 29-Hunter Custer[6]; 8. 34-Denny Stordahl[4]; 9. 6L-Joe Lallier[9]. Lap Leaders: Hughes 1-7, Kobs 8-10. No cautions.

Track Rat Photos Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 78-Rob Caho Jr[1]; 2. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[2]; 3. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[6]; 4. 11-James Giossi[4]; 5. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 6. 99-Bryan Roach[8]; 7. 95-Kevin Bradwell[7]; 8. (DNF) 55-Joseph Kouba[3]; (DNS) 00-Kyle Finnegan. Lap Leader: Caho 1-10. Cautions: (1) red flag for wild flip into turn 1 by 55 after contact with 6. 55 done for the night.

 

 

Mitchell Faccinto Dominates Round #5 Of Speedweek Northwest In Yreka
By Ben Deatherage

Yreka, California- Speedweek Northwest resumed racing on Friday, July 8th after taking a day off to rest, recover, and travel. Siskiyou Motor Speedway would be the site of the fifth race of the 2016 schedule. Despite some showers and a few other delays, the show would be completed in its whole entirety. Seventeen entries would inhabit the pit area with drivers from California, Oregon, and Washington as well as the Southland region of New Zealand.

A few stoppages in the first few laps got things off to a slow start but ultimately Mitchell Faccinto would get to the front and lead the field. Faccinto, from Hanford and driving for Stan Greenberg, would set a rapid pace and managed to effectively maneuver around lapped traffic on the long green flag runs. A lap seventeen caution would bunch everyone up one final time but Faccinto would master the restart. Mitchell Faccinto would become the fourth different winner in five races in this year’s Speedweek and earned his first career Speedweek victory.

Puyallup, Washington native Trey Starks, in the Doug and Kathy Rutz entry, was second followed by Chico’s Jonathan Allard, running for car owner Rod Fauver, in third. The balance of the top five would consist of Steven Tiner, from Visalia, in fourth and fifth finishing Kyle Hirst in the Scott and Jason Finley owned machine.

Trey Starks would set quick time during qualifications. Heat races were won by Jonathan Allard and Albany, Oregon teenager Bricen James in the Tim Galloway fielded car.

Speedweek Northwest continues on Saturday, July 9th at Southern Oregon Speedway for the sixth and final leg of the competition. For more information, log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com. For the latest on the weather info either visit the Southern Oregon Speedway web page/Facebook or check out the Western Sprint Tour Facebook page.

Race Summary:
Speedweek Northwest Race #5
Friday, July 8th, 2016
Siskiyou Motor Speedway
Yreka, California

A Feature: 1. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 2. 8R-Trey Starks; 3. 64-Jonathan Allard; 4. 94-Steven Tiner; 5. 77-Kyle Hirst; 6. 12-Jared Ridge; 7. 51-Bricen James; 8. 9-D.J. Freitas; 9. 22-Garen Linder; 10. 21WR-Jake Wheeler; 11. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 12. 26F-Shane Forte; 13. 42X-Herman Klein; 14. 5D-Patrick Dills; 15. 04-Todd Whipple; 16. 5-Brian Boswell; 17. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson

Dash: 1. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 2. 8R-Trey Starks; 3. 51-Bricen James; 4. 64-Jonathan Allard; 5. 77-Kyle Hirst; 6. 94-Steven Tiner

Heat 1: 1. 64-Jonathan Allard; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst; 3. 8R-Trey Starks; 4. 21WR-Jake Wheeler; 5. 22-Garen Linder; 6. 5D-Patrick Dills; 7. 26F-Shane Forte; 8. 04-Todd Whipple; 9. 42X-Herman Klein

Heat 2: 1. 51-Bricen James; 2. 94-Steven Tiner; 3. 9-D.J. Freitas; 4. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 5. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 6. 12-Jared Ridge; 7. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 8. 5-Brian Boswell

Qualifying: 1. 8R-Trey Starks; 2. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 3. 21WR-Jake Wheeler; 4. 12-Jared Ridge; 5. 77-Kyle Hirst; 6. 94-Steven Tiner; 7. 42X-Herman Klein; 8. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 9. 64-Jonathan Allard; 10. 51-Bricen James; 11. 5D-Patrick Dills; 12. 9-D.J. Freitas; 13. 22-Garen Linder; 14. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 15. 26F-Shane Forte; 16. 5-Brian Boswell; 17. 04-Todd Whipple

Speedweek Northwest Point Standings (Top Ten):
1. 94-Steven Tiner 421; 2. 8R-Trey Starks; 3. 5H-Cory Eliason 348; 4. 21WR-Jake Wheeler 332; 5. 37-Mitchell Faccinto 314; 6. 31C-Justyn Cox 299; 7. 77-Kyle Hirst 290; 8. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson 277; 9. 26F-Shane Forte 274; 10. 51-Bricen James 271

 

 

Tyler Dietz scores emotional first career feature win in Pic-A-Part Sportsman Baughman bests Peoples Natural Gas Sprint local drivers King and Williamson return to Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane

Sarver, PA (July 8, 2016) Just one week after coming up a few laps short of his first feature win in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman/Stocks, Tyler Dietz sealed the deal Friday Night with his first career feature win. Surrounded by dozens of crew members and fellow drivers, Dietz fought off a flood of emotions to thank everyone that helped make his victory possible. Before Dietz stood victorious, Josh Baughman, Russ King and Mat Williamson all took the checkered flag and rolled their mounts into Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane.

Josh Baughman, an ASCS 360 sprint touring driver from Odessa, TX ran Ohio All Star Speedweek and will be running the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway with the All Stars Saturday Night. Baughman’s parents are from Western PA and he last attended a race at Lernerville Speedway at age eight. Tonight, he was the class of the field and rolled relatively unchallenged, save a few laps of pressure from Jack Sodeman Jr., to victory in the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints. Russ King had to fend off his close friend Mike Pegher Jr. for most of the race, before pulling away as Pegher broke with just a handful of laps remaining, to score his second win of the season in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models. Mat Williamson capitalized on a late race restart by jumping to the high side around turns one and two to pass all time division wins leader Brian Swartzlander in the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds; Williamson’s Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas leading fifth feature win of the season.

7.1.16

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (17) Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX 2. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH 3. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver 4. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo 5. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton 6. (33) Brent Matus, Wampum 7. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg 8. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown 9. (22E) Ralph Engle, Harmony 10. (C1) Clay Riney, Wellsburg, WV 11. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver 12. (4N) Jimmy Morris, Fowler, OH 13. (44) Pete Landrum, Jeanette 14. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum 15. (23) Darren Pifer, Punxsy 16. (24X) Sye Lynch, Apollo 17. (40X) Cory Good, Smicksburg 18. (76) Davey Jones, Warrendale 19. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington 20. (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City DNS (27Z) Sean Zemunik, Perth, Australia Heat Winners: Sye Lynch, Clay Riney, Dan Kuriger B-Main Winner: Alex Paden

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (56) Russ King, Bristolville, OH 2. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg 3. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver 4. (61) Joe Martin, Punxsutawney 5. (20) Doug Eck, Corry 6. (84) Andrew Wylie, Saltsburg 7. (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park 8. (81) Mike Miller, Chicora 9. (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars 10. (B1) Brandon Wearing, Callery 11. (411) Bob Moore, Butler 12. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr., Wexford 13. (11) Josh Powell, Sarver 14. (3) Dan Swartzlander, Freeport

15. (111) Matt Lux, Franklin 16. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver Heat Winners: Russ King Matt Lux

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps) 1. (6) Mat Williamson, St. Catharine's, ONT 2. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg 3. (29) Garrett Krummert, Butler 4. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH 5. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars 6. (66M) JR McGinley, Fairmont City 7. (23) Jimmy Weller, Liberty, OH 8. (96B) Bob Warren, Slippery Rock 9. (45) Steve Feder, Butler 10. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City 11. (3K) Shawn Kozar, Renfrew 12. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian 13. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver 14. (88) Shawn Fleeger, Butler 15. (7) Michael Maresca, Akron, OH 16. (18B) Dave Blaney, Fowler, OH 17. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk Heat Winners: Mat Williamson, Garrett Krummert

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman Feature: (20 Laps) 1. (35) Tyler Dietz, Saxonburg 2. (22) Jim Fosnaught, Bairdford 3. (948) Joe Zambotti, Kittanning 4. (C33) Corey McPherson, Tarentum 5. (11) Aaron Easler, Butler 6. (30) Bob Egley, Kittanning 7. (28Y) Terry Young, Butler 8. (3S) Paul Schreckengost, Creighton 9. (29B) Scott Byers, Butler 10. (21) Jeff Miller, Natrona Heights 11. (9R) Brian Stivenson, Freeport 12. (5) Joe Gombach, Claridge 13. (91) Sadie Siegel, Saxonburg 14. (26) Mike Bordt, Mars 15. (9) Ethan Siple, Saxonburg 16. (25) Brett McDonald, Saxonburg 17. (10) John Hartman, Cabot 18. (66) Joe Kelley, Mt. Pleasant Heat Winners: Corey McPherson, Brett McDonald

Car Count Total: 76 Peoples TWP Sprints: 24 Precise Late Models: 16 Diehl Modifieds: 16 Pic-A-Part Sportsman: 18

 

 

Lee Grosz Wins Earl Kouba Memorial at Cedar Lake Speedway
New Richmond, WI
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-8-16)

Despite a light rain shower during hot laps that caused a 40 minute delay to the start of the racing program, the sun reappeared and a pleasant evening followed for the running of the 24th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial race at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday night July 8. Becoming just the third driver to win this prestigious race more than once in its 24 year history, Harwood, North Dakota racer Lee Grosz led the entire 25 lap distance in the UMSS winged sprint car feature and parked in Rock Auto Victory Lane for his eighth career UMSS win. Grosz had previously won the Kouba Memorial back in 2008. Thanks to the tremendous support from several sponsors, Grosz earned $2,000 for his first victory in just his second UMSS race of the season.

A very competitive field of (21) UMSS winged sprint cars were on hand for the opening night of the big two-day World of Outlaws weekend at the popular western Wisconsin dirt oval. That number was immediately pared down to 20 cars, as 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf had an engine failure in the CT525 crate motor while putting heat in the engine in the pits prior to the racing program. Jeff Pellersels offered his car to Graf, so Chris jumped in the 1DOC ride for the evening and competed in the full program. Graf's team was heading home after the races to get their other car for Saturday night.

The UMSS ran their usual double round of qualifying races. Inaugural UMSS Champion Leigh Thomas won the first heat while three-time UMSS Champion Jerry Richert, Jr. picked up the win in the second heat and eventual race winner Lee Grosz topped the third heat. Challenge race victories went to 2010 UMSS Champion Cody Hahn and 2015 UMSS Champion Ryan Bowers. Bowers defeated Thomas Kennedy in the second Challenge race by 1/1000th of a second in a photo-finish at the line. The top four drivers in passing and finishing points redrew for starting spots in the first two rows of the feature. Grosz drew the pole with Hahn outside. Richert and Kennedy would go from row two. All five previous UMSS Champions were on hand.

Grosz blasted into the lead at the start of the 25 lap Earl Kouba Memorial feature and immediately established his line up on the cushion. Grosz drove to a comfortable lead while a group of cars battled for the second through fifth positions behind him. The lone caution of the race waved with 12 laps scored when Thomas Kennedy slid sideways in turn two and came to a stop near the bottom of the track. Kennedy restarted behind the lead lap cars. Kennedy had been racing with Brooke Tatnell for the fourth spot. Tatnell began his move forward following the caution, as the laps clicked off under the green. Grosz was long gone up front. Tatnell, the all-time leading UMSS feature winner, moved to third on lap 14 and passed his brother-in-law Richert for second on lap 17. Tatnell slowly began cutting into Grosz' lead, but without the aid of another caution Grosz never had to fend him off for the top spot. Tatnell finished second ahead of Richert, Bowers and Hahn. Driving the DDR #2 sprinter in his first-ever UMSS race, Fresno, California driver Dominic Scelzi finished sixth. Kennedy recovered for seventh. Mark Toews, driving Anna Hippe's winged sprint, rode home in eighth in his first race of the season. Cam Schafer came from 20th to finish ninth. Jared Goerges rounded out the top ten. Seventeen of the twenty starters were still running at the finish with eleven cars still on the lead lap.

The UMSS winged sprints return to Cedar Lake Speedway on for the second night of the all-sprint car racing weekend on July 9. A separate race report will follow to recap night number two. The opening night saw 34 WoO sprints, a record 27 UMSS Traditional sprints and 21 UMSS winged sprints in the pits for a total of 82 sprint cars! Fans can keep track of all the UMSS action on our website at www.umsprints.com or on the UMSS Facebook page.

UMSS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 8, 2016 (Race #5)
24th Annual Earl Kouba Memorial

GRP Motorsports Earl Kouba Memorial Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz[1]; 2. 14-Brooke Tatnell[6]; 3. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[3]; 4. 199-Ryan Bowers[7]; 5. 34-Cody Hahn[2]; 6. 2-Dominic Scelzi[5]; 7. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[4]; 8. 5T-Mark Toews[10]; 9. 5C-Cam Schafer[20]; 10. 9-Jared Goerges[11]; 11. 1DOC-Chris Graf[13]; 12. 1D-Dean Brown[12]; 13. 29-Leigh Thomas[8]; 14. 52-Jake Lempelius[14]; 15. 91A-Reed Allex[16]; 16. 77-Kevin Bradwell[15]; 17. 7M-Bob McVitty[17]; 18. (DNF) 74-Roger McVitty[18]; 19. (DNF) 03-Jamey Ogston[9]; 20. (DNF) 5G-Dave Glennon[19].
Lap Leader: Grosz 1-25. Cautions: (1) for 21K spin turn 2 with 12 laps scored while battling for 4th.

D&D Motorsports Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 34-Cody Hahn[4]; 2. 14-Brooke Tatnell[5]; 3. 4J-Lee Grosz[8]; 4. 2-Dominic Scelzi[6]; 5. 1DOC-Chris Graf[1]; 6. 29-Leigh Thomas[7]; 7. 52-Jake Lempelius[2]; 8. 77-Kevin Bradwell[3]; 9. 91A-Reed Allex[9]; (DNS) 5C-Cam Schafer.
Lap Leader: Hahn 1-8. No cautions.

Midwest Power Equipment Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 199-Ryan Bowers[2]; 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[6]; 3. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[7]; 4. 9-Jared Goerges[3]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston[5]; 6. 5T-Mark Toews[4]; 7. 1D-Dean Brown[8]; 8. 7M-Bob McVitty[1]; 9. 74-Roger McVitty[9]; 10. (DNF) 5G-Dave Glennon[10].
Lap Leader: Bowers 1-8 (margin of victory .001 seconds) No cautions.

Leigh Thomas Construction Heat 1 (7 Laps): 1. 29-Leigh Thomas[2]; 2. 03-Jamey Ogston[3]; 3. 34-Cody Hahn[4]; 4. 199-Ryan Bowers[5]; 5. 1DOC-Chris Graf[1]; 6. 1D-Dean Brown[6].
Lap Leader: Thomas 1-7. No cautions. Note: Chris Graf 20G had a motor issue while warming up and scratched for the night, so Chris jumped into Racedoc's 1DOC car.

Donnohue Designs Heat 2 (7 Laps): 1. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[2]; 2. 2-Dominic Scelzi[5]; 3. 5T-Mark Toews[7]; 4. 77-Kevin Bradwell[1]; 5. 7M-Bob McVitty[3]; 6. 91A-Reed Allex[4]; (DQ) 5C-Cam Schafer[6].
Lap Leader: Richert 1-7. No cautions. Note: Cam Schafer crossed the line in 2nd but was DQed at the scales for an illegal left rear tire.

Protofab Engineering Heat 3 (7 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz[4]; 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[5]; 3. 14-Brooke Tatnell[3]; 4. 9-Jared Goerges[2]; 5. 52-Jake Lempelius[6]; 6. 74-Roger McVitty[1]; (DNS) 5G-Dave Glennon.
Lap Leader; Grosz 1-7. No cautions.

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Luke Hall survived several late race restarts to claim the Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) win at Attica Raceway Park Friday. Hall, who owns two 360 sprint wins at Attica Raceway Park, can now boast a non-wing victory.

It has been 13 years since non-wing sprints have competed at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant and 42 BOSS sprinters signed in to compete on Central Ohio Farmers/Sutton Bank Night.

Hall, of Ludlow Falls, Ohio, used the high line to take the lead on lap six and then survived two cautions in the last six laps to hold off Little 500 winner Kody Swanson for his first Attica non-wing victory.

“This is awesome. This BOSS series is tough with Swanson, Westfall…the list goes on and on. To get one up here for the Nelsons is great. Ron and Jon Nelson, Gary, Ronnie…everyone that helps. It’s been a long road. Those yellows…I thought it was going to kill me,” said Hall beside his Lightening Electric backed machine.

Ashland, Ohio’s Ryan Markham put a new Swartz Race Car together this past week and it paid huge dividends. Markham led all 25 laps of the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature to score his first win of the season at Attica. It is his eighth career win at the track and gives him valuable points in the chase for the Attica/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Challenge title.

“To roll out a brand new race car and have things go our way tonight…we started up front. Sometimes you just need a little bit of luck on your side and not wear your stuff out trying to get to the front. This one I was a little bit nervous with a brand new race car. It was a storybook ending,” said Markham beside his H&T Demolition; Harriger Towing; Accu-Force; Innovative Graphics; Cool-It Thermo Tech backed #5m.

“My neighbors came tonight. It’s the first time they’ve ever been to the race track and Jim and Julie are all excited,” added Markham.

Fremont, Ohio’s Jamie Miller would rim-ride into the lead of the Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature on lap five and never looked back, dominating for his first win of the season. It is his 13th career win at Attica.

“I was kind of up there wasn’t I…I hung the right rear over the ledge a couple of times. The track was perfect for me tonight. Everybody was trying to run the bottom and they left the top side wide open for me. You have to take advantage of that when there’s a nice cushion on one end and the other end wasn’t bad either,” Miller said beside his Western Lake Erie Insulation Industry, Fostoria Mod Shop, Advanced Industrial Services, Crown Battery, Pioneer Quick Lube, Quarterback Transportation, Jamie Miller Trucking, Dick’s Auto Supply backed #66.

Chad Wilson and Stuart Brubaker would lead the field to green for the 25 lap BOSS feature with Wilson gaining the advantage over Brandon Spithaler, Hall, Brubaker, Andy Feil and Swanson. Hall would power into second on the second circuit as Wilson continued to lead. Spithaler, Brubaker, Swanton and Matt Westfall waged a terrific battle for third.

Hall would shoot around the high side to take the lead on lap six with Wilson, Swanton and Shawn Westerfeld giving chase. The caution would fly with nine laps in for Todd Keen who stopped in turn three. Hall would pull away on the restart while Wilson had to deal with Swanson. Swanton took second on lap 11, bringing Westerfeld into third.

A multi-car incident in turn one on lap 13 would result in Dustin Ingle taking a nasty flip. He was uninjured but done for the night. When the green returned Wilson would blast from fourth to second with Swanson, Westerfeld, Brubaker and Dustin Stroup in tow.

With 10 laps to go Hall had pulled away while Wilson, Swanson and Westerfeld put on a fantastic battle. Swanson would regain second on lap 17 with Westerfeld moving into third a lap later just as the caution flew for a Mike Burkin spin. Hall would get a great restart but it was all for naught as a lap later Cooper Clouse would bring out another caution.

When the green flew for the five lap battle to the checkers, Hall pulled away again from Swanson, Westerfeld, Wilson, Matt Westfall and Brubaker. Hall hit his marks perfectly the final five circuits for the win over Swanson, Westerfeld, Westfall and Stroup.

In the 25 lap late model feature Brad Malcuit and Larry Bellman brought the field to green but it was fourth starter Markham who drove into the lead. Markham couldn’t shake Malcuit with Irey taking third. A yellow for debris on lap three saw the restart order of Markham, Malcuit, Irey, Dave Hornikel, Devin Shiels and Doug Drown.

Markham began to pull away as Irey, Malcuit and Drown battled for second. Markham raced into lapped traffic by the 10th circuit and held a comfortable lead over Irey, Drown, Malcuit, Hornikel and Shiels. Another caution would bunch up the field with 14 laps in.

When the green flew so did Markham, once again stretching out his lead. But, a caution with 17 laps in wiped out his lead. Just like the previous restarts Markham would pull away when the green flew over Irey, Drown, Shiels, Cody Scott, Mike Bores and Malcuit.

A final caution with five laps remaining would give the field another shot at Markham. But, “Flyin’ Ryan” would hit his marks perfectly and pulled away for the victory. Irey and Drown waged a terrific battle during the closing laps for second with Irey taking the spot. Drown, Shiels and Scott rounded out the top five.

Ricky Peterson and John Ivy brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Peterson gaining the advantage over Ivy, Dustin Dinan, Kyle Capodice, Miller, Paul Weaver and Tyler Street. Miller utilized the extreme high line to drive into third by the third lap and into second a circuit later. Miller drove around Peterson into the lead on lap five and began to pull away but a caution for Kyle Peters and Scott Riley tangle bunched the field back up.

Miller pulled away when the green flew as Peterson battled with Dinan for second while Ivy, Weaver and Dustin Stroup stayed close. Only a caution with nine laps scored for a stalled Landon LaLonde would prevent Miller from powering away from the field.

When the green flew Miller drove away again with Peterson and Dinan continuing their battle for second. Miller drove into lapped traffic by the 16th lap and had a couple of close calls. Peterson now had to contend with Ivy for second.

With five laps to go Miller held nearly a half track lead over Peterson, Ivy, Weaver, Dinan and Stroup. Weaver would come on strong and took third on lap 22. Miller drove to the checkers over Weaver who nipped Peterson at the line with Ivy and Dinan rounding out the top five.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Tuesday, July 12 for the 28th Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic Presented by Racing Optics featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park

Central Ohio Farmers/ Sutton Bank Night

Friday, July 8, 2016

Indicates starting position [*]

BOSS non-wing sprints

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 9G-Cody Gardner[1] ; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler[5] ; 3. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[7] ; 4. 4J-Justin Owens[9] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[8] ; 6. 18N-Frank Neill[4] ; 7. 63D-Jim Dues[2] ; 8. 3-Joe Butera[6] ; 9. 24L-Lee Underwood[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 18T-Todd Keen[4] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 3. 32M-Derek Hastings[2] ; 4. 0C-Chris Vanderwiele[8] ; 5. 53-Steve Little[6] ; 6. 69-Todd Kane[1] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[5] ; 8. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[9] ; 9. 15H-Mitch Harble[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 21K-Kody Swanson[3] ; 2. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[7] ; 3. 22M-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 4. 48-Mike Burkin[2] ; 5. 4-Michael Fischesser[6] ; 6. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[5] ; 7. 71-Stratton Briggs[8] ; 8. 97-Scott Hardman[1]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 9N-Luke Hall[3] ; 2. 14W-Chad Wilson[1] ; 3. 2-Mike Galajda[2] ; 4. 74-Drew Rader[5] ; 5. 48M-Mike Moore[4] ; 6. 5-Bob McMillion[6] ; 7. 18D-Bobby Distel[8] ; 8. 97J-Andy Fike[7]

Heat 5 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 54-Matt Westfall[5] ; 2. 08-Andy Feil[2] ; 3. 9X-Cooper Clouse[6] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] ; 5. 18A-Arnie Kent[8] ; 6. 87-Brian Gibbs[1] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 8. J1-Mark Shultz[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[9] ; 2. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 3. 18A-Arnie Kent[3] ; 4. 69-Todd Kane[4] ; 5. 4-Michael Fischesser[2] ; 6. 71-Stratton Briggs[7] ; 7. 63D-Jim Dues[6] ; 8. 5-Bob McMillion[5] ; 9. 97J-Andy Fike[10] ; 10. 1J-Mark Shultz[8] ; 11. 24L-Lee Underwood[11]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 53-Steve Little[1] ; 2. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[4] ; 3. 18N-Frank Neill[3] ; 4. 87-Brian Gibbs[5] ; 5. 13-Jeremy Duposki[6] ; 6. 48M-Mike Moore[2] ; 7. 97-Scott Hardman[9] ; 8. 3-Joe Butera[8] ; 9. 18D-Bobby Distel[7] ; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 11. 15H-Mitch Harble[11]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ; 2. 21K-Kody Swanson[5] ; 3. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[8] ; 4. 54-Matt Westfall[9] ; 5. 22M-Dustin Stroup[13] ; 6. 14W-Chad Wilson[1] ; 7. 4J-Justin Owens[16] ; 8. 9X-Cooper Clouse[15] ; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 10. 74-Drew Rader[19] ; 11. 9G-Cody Gardner[7] ; 12. 08-Andy Feil[6] ; 13. 53-Steve Little[22] ; 14. 2-Mike Galajda[14] ; 15. 32M-Derek Hastings[12] ; 16. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[24] ; 17. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[11] ; 18. 48-Mike Burkin[18] ; 19. 0C-Chris Vanderwiele[17] ; 20. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[21] ; 21. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[20] ; 22. 82-Mike Miller[23] ; 23. 22-Brandon Spithaler[3] ; 24. 18T-Todd Keen[10]

Hard Charger: 4J-Justin Owens +9

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[9] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 8. 6-Ray Thurston[1] ; 9. 47-Matt Lucius[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 3. 1X-Dustin Dinan[2] ; 4. 45-Trevor Baker[3] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 6. 39C-Scott Riley[4] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath[8] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[6] ; 4. 66-Jamie Miller[5] ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde[1] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[8] ; 7. 4T-James Taddeo[7] ; 8. 94K-Kevin Mingus[9] ; 9. 13-Jeremy Duposki[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 2. 39C-Scott Riley[2] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 5. 4T-James Taddeo[6] ; 6. 94K-Kevin Mingus[9] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[11] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[10] ; 9. 6-Ray Thurston[7] ; 10. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath[8] ; 11. 75-Jerry Dahms[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[6] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[8] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 5. 1X-Dustin Dinan[4] ; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 8. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[9] ; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron[10] ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[16] ; 12. 45-Trevor Baker[11] ; 13. 9R-Dustin Rall[14] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[18] ; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[13] ; 16. 2L-Landon LaLonde[15] ; 17. 4T-James Taddeo[20] ; 18. 97-Kyle Peters[19] ; 19. 39C-Scott Riley[17]

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +6

Late Models – Summit Racing Equipment

Qualifying

1.79-Brad Malcuit, 15.107; 2.5M-Ryan Markham, 15.171; 3.15B-Mike Bores, 15.185; 4.15-Jon Henry, 15.334; 5.007-Rick Bond, 15.418; 6.21-Larry Kingseed, 15.468; 7.51-Devin Shiels, 15.486; 8.240-Doug Drown, 15.515; 9.71-Dave Hornikel, 15.585; 10.36-Matt Irey, 15.623; 11.92-Cody Scott, 15.669; 12.30-Nate Potts, 15.940; 13.6*-Graeme Short, 15.946; 14.59-Larry Bellman, 16.049; 15.12-Kent Brewer, 16.198; 16.12M-Bobby Michaels, 16.424; 17.40-Wayne Maffett Jr, 16.744; 18.3-Shaun Cains, 16.855; 19.00-Mathew Chapman, 16.989; 20.69R-Doug Baird, 17.077;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 15-Jon Henry[2] ; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[3] ; 3. 007-Rick Bond[1] ; 4. 6*-Graeme Short[5] ; 5. 92-Cody Scott[7] ; 6. 79-Brad Malcuit[4] ; 7. 12M-Bobby Michaels[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 36-Matt Irey[3] ; 2. 71-Dave Hornikel[4] ; 3. 59-Larry Bellman[2] ; 4. 12-Kent Brewer[1] ; 5. 3-Shaun Cains[7] ; 6. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[6] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[5]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[1] ; 2. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[4] ; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed[3] ; 5. 00-Mathew Chapman[6] ; 6. 30-Nate Potts[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 5M-Ryan Markham[4] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[3] ; 3. 240-Doug Drown[10] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[8] ; 5. 92-Cody Scott[14] ; 6. 79-Brad Malcuit[1] ; 7. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed[13] ; 9. 71-Dave Hornikel[6] ; 10. 007-Rick Bond[9] ; 11. 12-Kent Brewer[12] ; 12. 30-Nate Potts[19] ; 13. 00-Mathew Chapman[16] ; 14. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[18] ; 15. 6*-Graeme Short[11] ; 16. 59-Larry Bellman[2] ; 17. 12M-Bobby Michaels[17] ; 18. 3-Shaun Cains[15] ; 19. 69R-Doug Baird[20] ; 20. 15-Jon Henry[5]

Hard Charger: 92-Cody Scott +9

 

 

Bakker Doubles Up with Prochaska, Allen and Stevenson Also Winning at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 8, 2016) - Gregg Bakker was victorious for the second straight week at Jackson Motorplex on Friday during National Wild Turkey Federation and ASI Contracting Night.

Additionally, Skylar Prochaska, Brandon Allen and Brandon Stevenson each reached the Winner's Circle for the first time this year at the premier half-mile oval.

Bakker capped the night by capturing the second Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars main event as the class showcased twin features for the second straight week. Bakker, who won the first of double main events last weekend, charged from 19th to 11th place during the Wayne Gohr Memorial feature that opened feature competition on Friday. That earned Bakker a starting position on the outside of the front row for the second 20-lap main event as the top 12 drivers were inverted.

Bakker took advantage of the starting position and he held off sixth-starting Casey Friedrichsen for the triumph with Tim Kaeding charging from 10 th to third place. Derrik Lusk and Bill Boles rounded out the top five, respectively.

Prochaska, who is the current points leader, opened the event by maneuvering from third to claim the Wayne Gohr Memorial race. Chris Martin ended in second with eighth-starting Kaeding in third, Carson McCarl fourth and James Broty fifth.

Kevin Flowers, Martin and Broty each won a heat race.

Allen was victorious in the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars feature as Jeremy Schultz settled for second place, points leader Mike Stien was third, Jesse Lindberg ended fourth and Colin Smith completed the top five.

Schultz and Kaleb Johnson were the heat race winners.

Stevenson held off fifth-starting Alex Schriever to garner the Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprints triumph.

Clinton Bruns scored a third-place result with Tony Rustad fourth and Nate Laugen fifth.

Bruns and Laugen both garnered a heat race victory.

Jackson Motorplex will return to action on Saturday for Bank Midwest Night, which features Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA stock cars.

Tickets for Saturday's program are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors ages 65 and older, $6 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $30.

The pits will open at 4 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Last-Deck ® 360 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 8, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 42-Kevin Flowers (1); 2. 35-Skylar Prochaska (5); 3. 2h-Bill Boles (6); 4. 5m-Troy Manteufel (3); 5. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (7); 6. 75-Brandon Geldner (4); 7. 29x-Brandon Stevenson (2).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 44-Chris Martin (7); 2. 3-Tim Kaeding (1); 3. 6-Carson McCarl (5); 4. 7d-Dave Becker (2); 5. 32-Matt Juhl (4); 6. 612-Issac Schruers (3); 7. 11x-Gregg Bakker (6).

Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 33-James Broty (1); 2. 75c-Casey Heser (2); 3. 7-Kaley Gharst (6); 4. 23w-Scott Winters (5); 5. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (4); 6. 2-Derrik Lusk (3).

A Feature #1 (20 Laps): 1. 35-Skylar Prochaska (3); 2. 44-Chris Martin (1); 3. 3-Tim Kaeding (8); 4. 6-Carson McCarl (4); 5. 33-James Broty (6); 6. 42-Kevin Flowers (2); 7. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (12); 8. 7-Kaley Gharst (5); 9. 75c-Casey Heser (7); 10. 2h-Bill Boles (9); 11. 11x-Gregg Bakker (19); 12. 2-Derrik Lusk (18); 13. 5m-Troy Manteufel (10); 14. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (15); 15. 75-Brandon Geldner (16); 16. 23w-Scott Winters (11); 17. 32-Matt Juhl (14); 18. 29x-Brandon Stevenson (20); 19. 612-Issac Schruers (17); 20. 7d-Dave Becker (13).

A Feature #2 (20 Laps): 1. 11x-Gregg Bakker (2); 2. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (6); 3. 3-Tim Kaeding (10); 4. 2-Derrik Lusk (1); 5. 2h-Bill Boles (3); 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska (12); 7. 7-Kaley Gharst (5); 8. 23w-Scott Winters (16); 9. 75c-Casey Heser (4); 10. 33-James Broty (8); 11. 6-Carson McCarl (9); 12. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (14); 13. 44-Chris Martin (11); 14. 32-Matt Juhl (17); 15. 75-Brandon Geldner (15); 16. 5m-Troy Manteufel (13); 17. 612-Issac Schruers (19); 18. 42-Kevin Flowers (7); 19. 29x-Brandon Stevenson (18); 20. 7d-Dave Becker (20).

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 8, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 33s-Jeremy Schultz (1); 2. 4sn-Nate Eakin (5); 3. 4s-Mike Stien (7); 4. 11a-Bruce Anderson (6); 5. 1b-Brett Geldner (3); 6. 77-Taylor Ryan (DQ); 7. 5k-Jim Klinghagen (DQ).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 22-Kaleb Johnson (1); 2. 05-Colin Smith (3); 3. 56-Bill Johnson (4); 4. 21-Brandon Allen (2); 5. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (5); 6. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (6); 7. 46+2-Val Urman (7).

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 21-Brandon Allen (2); 2. 33s-Jeremy Schultz (4); 3. 4s-Mike Stien (7); 4. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (1); 5. 05-Colin Smith (8); 6. 56-Bill Johnson (5); 7. 46+2-Val Urman (12); 8. 11a-Bruce Anderson (9); 9. 22-Kaleb Johnson (3); 10. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (11); 11. 1b-Brett Geldner (10); 12. 5k-Jim Klinghagen (13); 13. 77-Taylor Ryan (14); 14. 4sn-Nate Eakin (DNS).

Heartland Racing Association Non-Wing Sprints Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 8, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 7x-Clinton Bruns (1); 2. 0-Alex Schriever (4); 3. 1-Tony Rustad (3); 4. 2-Leon DeBoer (2); 5. 13-Dave Murphy (5).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Nate Laugen (1); 2. 7-Rick Jansma (2); 3. 0x-Brandon Stevenson (4); 4. 91-Kourtney Pederson (3); 5. 14-Rob Sharits (5).

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 0x-Brandon Stevenson (2); 2. 0-Alex Schriever (5); 3. 7x-Clinton Bruns (3); 4. 1-Tony Rustad (1); 5. 18-Nate Laugen (4); 6. 7-Rick Jansma (6); 7. 2-Leon DeBoer (7); 8. 91-Kourtney Pederson (8); 9. 13-Dave Murphy (9); 10. 14-Rob Sharits (10).

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SATURDAY : Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and After Hours Graphics & Tees IMCA stock cars

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Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays and Saturdays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360ci winged sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

 


 

Justyn Cox Triumphant In Speedweek Northwest Race #4 At Coos Bay

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Speed Shift TV) Coos Bay, Oregon- Speedweek Northwest would head to Coos Bay Speedway on Wednesday, July 6th for the fourth race of the 2016 schedule. A total of nineteen cars would make the trip from Oregon, Washington, and California as well as the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta and also the Southland region of New Zealand.

In the main event, Justyn Cox would take the lead but a red flag incident would bring about a complete restart. On the second attempt, it would again be Cox with the top spot. The Clarksburg, California native would set a torrid pace.

Cox managed to decisively handle the slower traffic and did not get held up by them. It allowed him to build a sizeable lead. A late race caution would bunch the field up one last time but Cox stayed out in front for the win. It would mark Cox’s second career Speedweek Northwest victory and he became the third different winner in four races.

Quilcene, Washington’s J.J. Hickle would be second followed by Jake Wheeler, of Central Point, in third. The rest of the top five included fourth finishing Trey Starks, out of Puyallup, Washington and driving for car owners Doug and Kathy Rutz, while fifth went to Steven Tiner of Visalia, California.

J.J. Hickle was fast time of the night during the evening’s time trials. Heat race were won by Trey Starks, Justyn Cox, and Jake Wheeler. The winner of the trophy dash was Justyn Cox which put him on the pole for the main event.

Speedweek Northwest takes Thursday, July 7th off before they return to action on Friday the 8th at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, California. It marks the one and only race of the schedule that takes Speedweek into the Golden State. For the latest news on Speedweek Northwest visit sprints.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary: Speedweek Northwest Race #4 Wednesday July 6th, 2016 Coos Bay Speedway Coos Bay, Oregon

A Feature 1: 1. 31C-Justyn Cox; 2. 3-J.J. Hickle; 3. 21WR-Jake Wheeler; 4. 8R-Trey Starks; 5. 94-Steven Tiner; 6. 5H-Cory Eliason; 7. 42X-Herman Klein; 8. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 9. 2JR-Kelly Miller; 10. 26F-Shane Forte; 11. 5D-Patrick Dills; 12. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 13. 51-Bricen James; 14. 5-Brian Boswell; 15. 99-Lawrence Vanhoof; 16. 5B-John Black; 17. 3M-Dave May; 18. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; (DNS) 77-Kyle Hirst Dash: 1. 31C-Justyn Cox; 2. 21WR-Jake Wheeler; 3. 3-J.J. Hickle; 4. 94-Steven Tiner; 5. 8R-Trey Starks; 6. 42X-Herman Klein Heat 1: 1. 8R-Trey Starks; 2. 26F-Shane Forte; 3. 3-J.J. Hickle; 4. 51-Bricen James; 5. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 6. 5H-Cory Eliason; (DNS) 77-Kyle Hirst Heat 2: 1. 31C-Justyn Cox; 2. 2JR-Kelly Miller; 3. 5-Brian Boswell; 4. 5D-Patrick Dills; 5. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 6. 5H-Cory Eliason Heat 3: 1. 21WR-Jake Wheeler; 2. 42X-Herman Klein; 3. 94-Steven Tiner; 4. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 5. 3M-Dave May; 6. 5B-John Black Qualifying: 1. 3-J.J. Hickle; 2. 5H-Cory Eliason; 3. 94-Steven Tiner; 4. 8R-Trey Starks; 5. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 6. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 7. 51-Bricen James; 8. 31C-Justyn Cox; 9. 42X-Herman Klein; 10. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 11. 2JR-Kelly Miller; 12. 21WR-Jake Wheeler; 13. 26F-Shane Forte; 14. 5D-Patrick Dills; 15. 3M-Dave May; 16. 99-Lawrence Vanhoof; 17. 5-Brian Boswell; 18. 5B-John Black; (DNS) 77-Kyle Hirst

Speedweek Northwest Points (Top Ten): 1. 5H-Cory Eliason 348; 2. 94-Steven Tiner 337; 3. 8R-Trey Starks 310; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox 299; 5. 21WR-Jake Wheeler 261; 6. 2JR-Kelly Miller 255; 7. 3-J.J. Hickle 224; 8. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson 219; 9. 37-Mitchell Faccinto 218; 10. 26F-Shane Forte 212

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Cory Eliason Makes Late Race Move To Win Speedweek Northwest Round #3 At Willamette
By Ben Deatherage
Lebanon, Oregon- Tuesday, July 5th would see Speedweek Northwest travel to Willamette Speedway for the third race of the 2016 schedule. Twenty-seven cars would fill up the pit area representing the states of Oregon, Washington, California, and Idaho as well as the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta along with the Southland region of New Zealand.

After a red flag on the opening start Burlington, Washington’s Jason Solwold would get to the front. Solwold, driving for car owner Mike Anderson, was the class of the field for much of the race and primarily utilized the bottom of the track. Behind him was Visalia, California youngster Cory Eliason, in the Harley Van Dyke field entry, worked the top shelf right next to the wall.

The two drivers would enter some heavy lapped traffic late. With less than ten laps remaining Eliason began to inch his way forward and by lap twenty-eight had passed Solwold for the position. Eliason would hold on for the last few laps to win his first Speedweek Northwest feature in just his first appearance at the Lebanon 1/3-mile clay oval. He is the second different winner in this year’s Speedweek after Roger Crockett won the first two nights.

Jason Solwold would finish a close second followed by third finishing Kyle Hirst of Paradise, California, driving for car owners Scott and Jason Finley. Visalia, California’s Steven Tiner would finish fourth followed by Henry Van Dam of Enumclaw, Washington in fifth.

Henry Van Dam was fast time of the night during qualifications. Kyle Miller of Eugene, in the Kady Adelman owned entry, Kyle Hirst, Sedro-Woolley, Washington’s Nate Vaughn, and Logan Forler of Boise, Idaho were the four heat race winners. Jason Solwold won the trophy dash and Bricen James, driving for Tim Galloway, was victorious in the B Main.

Speedweek Northwest heads to Coos Bay Speedway on Wednesday July 6th. For ticket and time information log on to www.coosbayspeedway.us. For the latest news regarding the 2016 Speedweek Northwest visit sprints.nwextremeseries.com.
Race Summary:
Speedweek Northwest Race #3
Tuesday July 5th, 2016
Willamette Speedway
Lebanon, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 5H-Cory Eliason; 2. 18-Jason Solwold; 3. 77-Kyle Hirst; 4. 94-Steven Tiner; 5. 33V-Henry VanDam; 6. 8R-Trey Starks; 7. 6A-Kyle Miller; 8. 21W-Vern Wheeler; 9. 2L-Logan Forler; 10. 21P-Robbie Price; 11. 31C-Justyn Cox; 12. 12-Jared Ridge; 13. 51-Bricen James; 14. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 15. 3-J.J. Hickle; 16. 2JR-Kelly Miller; 17. 5D-Patrick Dills; 18. 42X-Herman Klein; 19. 70-Raquel Ivie; 20. N8-Nate Vaughn; 21. 44-Jake Helsel; 22. 11-Roger Crockett

B Feature: 1. 51-Bricen James; 2. 21P-Robbie Price; 3. 44-Jake Helsel; 4. 5D-Patrick Dills; 5. 70-Raquel Ivie; 6. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 7. 26F-Shane Forte; 8. 5-Brian Boswell; (DNS) 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; (DNS) 37-Mitchell Faccinto

Dash: 1. 18-Jason Solwold; 2. 5H-Cory Eliason; 3. 94-Steven Tiner; 4. 33V-Henry VanDam; 5. 3-J.J. Hickle; 6. 12-Jared Ridge

Heat 1: 1. 6A-Kyle Miller; 2. 94-Steven Tiner; 3. 33V-Henry VanDam; 4. 42X-Herman Klein; 5. 21P-Robbie Price; 6. 26F-Shane Forte; 7. 70-Raquel Ivie

Heat 2: 1. 77-Kyle Hirst; 2. 31C-Justyn Cox; 3. 5H-Cory Eliason; 4. 8R-Trey Starks; 5. 21W-Vern Wheeler; 6. 5D-Patrick Dills; 7. 5-Brian Boswell

Heat 3: 1. N8-Nate Vaughn; 2. 2JR-Kelly Miller; 3. 12-Jared Ridge; 4. 3-J.J. Hickle; 5. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 6. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 7. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith

Heat 4: 1. 2L-Logan Forler; 2. 18-Jason Solwold; 3. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 4. 51-Bricen James; 5. 11-Roger Crockett; 6. 44-Jake Helsel

Qualifying: 1. 33V-Henry VanDam; 2. 21W-Vern Wheeler; 3. 3-J.J. Hickle; 4. 18-Jason Solwold; 5. 42X-Herman Klein; 6. 5H-Cory Eliason; 7. 12-Jared Ridge; 8. 11-Roger Crockett; 9. 94-Steven Tiner; 10. 8R-Trey Starks; 11. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 12. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 13. 21P-Robbie Price; 14. 31C-Justyn Cox; 15. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 16. 44-Jake Helsel; 17. 6A-Kyle Miller; 18. 77-Kyle Hirst; 19. 2JR-Kelly Miller; 20. 2L-Logan Forler; 21. 70-Raquel Ivie; 22. 5D-Patrick Dills; 23. N8-Nate Vaughn; 24. 51-Bricen James; 25. 26F-Shane Forte; 26. 5-Brian Boswell; 27. 1B-Chelsea Blevins

Current Speedweek Northwest Points (Top Ten):
1. 5H-Cory Eliason 267; 2. 94-Steven Tiner 254; 3. 11-Roger Crockett 248; 4. 8R-Trey Starks 223; 5. 31C-Justyn Cox 206; 6. 2JR-Kelly Miller 186; 7. 77-Kyle Hirst 180; 8. N8-Nate Vaughn 174; 9. 37-Mitchell Faccinto 171; 10. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson 165

 

 

Kris Moore Claims First URSS Win At Wakeeney Speedway

The United Rebel Sprint Series polished off the July 4th weekend albeit a day later than scheduled due once again to Mother Nature's shenanigans of Sunday night dumping 5 inches of rain on the surface. The Rebels made their seventh appearance at the Historic WaKeeney Speedway 3/8's and once again it produced the seventh different winner of the 2016 Season. Dodge City's Kris Moore took his first career URSS win just a few weeks after suffering burns on his right leg in the first hot lap session of the May 30th double header.

Oberlin, Kansas's Aaron Ploussard led the field to the green flag with outside pole sitter Craig Jecha bolting to the lead with Jeff Radcliffe, Moore Zach Blurton and Austin Mclean rounding out the top five after the first circuit.

Moore started to creep up on the second place car of Radcliffe gaining ground each lap. Moore took the spot away on lap four and set his sights on Jecha who had opened up a straightaway lead.

Behind the leaders Blurton was tracking down third running Radcliffe with Mclean in tow. Blurton finally made the pass on lap nine. Further back in the field Jeremy Huish was trying to make the top side work to pass Ploussard and went over the rim of turn four to fall back. Huish tried to make up the ground lost in the miscue as the laps progressed

Up front Jecha continued to lead the way as Moore was closing the gap each lap. Jecha slid high in coming out of turn two, opening the door for both Moore and Blurton to get by. Radcliffe was soon on the tail tank of Jecha and took the position away with three laps to go. Mclean dropped Jecha back to the fifth spot on the white flag lap as the handle went away on Jecha's mount.

Coming to the checkered flag it was Kris Moore taking his first URSS win with Zach Blurton, Jeff Radcliffe, Austin Mclean and Aaron Ploussard rounding out the top five. Zach Blurton picked up the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award, moving up 4 spots.

Heat race winners were Jeff Radcliffe and Craig Jecha

Feature results

1 Kris Moore

2 Zach Blurton

3 Jeff Radcliffe

4 Austin McLean

5 Aaron Ploussard

6 Jeremy Huish

7 Craig Jecha

8 Brandon Sprott DNS

 

 

Carney II $10,000 Richer in NCRA Sprint Dodge City Showdown!

Dodge City, Kansas – July 3, 2016 - John Carney II held off a persistent challenge from pole sitter Brad Loyet to score his first career National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products 360-ci sprint car feature Sunday night at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas on the final night of the “Boothill Showdown” Steve King Memorial. Not only was the victory the first with the series, it also earned the El Paso hot-shoe $10,000.
Loyet and Friday night’s feature winner Jack Dover started on the front row for the thirty lap feature with Loyet briefly taking the lead entering turns one and two. Dover got around Loyet down the backstretch and would come around to lead lap one. Loyet would return the favor in turns one and two and would officially lead the second circuit. A pair of cautions during the first six laps slowed the pace before a long stretch of green flag laps began on lap seven with Loyet continuing to hold down the top spot. Dover and sixth starting Carney II made it a three car battle for the lead as the leaders began approaching slower traffic on lap twelve.
The three car battle for the lead would drop to two on lap fourteen when Dover’s bid for a weekend sweep ended when his power plant exploded entering turn three.
On the restart Loyet kept Carney II behind him and withstood several challenges until lap nineteen when he got a run around the leader entering turns one and two to take the lead.
Lapped traffic would come into play with nine laps to go, allowing Loyet to pressure Carney II for the top spot for several laps before the red flag would wave with just four laps to go when Joe Wood, Jr. would tag the wall exiting turn two and flipped. He was uninjured and done for the night.
The final restart saw no resistance for Carney II as he would lead the rest of the way to claim the victory in his second night aboard the familiar white #11x Lubbock Wrecker Service/Stewart Builders sponsored sprinter. Caney II would also become the ninth different NCRA sprint car feature winner at Dodge City Raceway Park in the past nine events held.
Fifth starting Don Droud, Jr. brought the Ochs Brothers #1x home third while five-time and defending series champion C.J. Johnson held off Norman, Oklahoma driver Danny Jennings for fourth.
The three, eight lap heat races for the twenty-two car field were won by Dover, Ryan Roberts and Carney II while Tony Bruce, Jr., Jennings and Harli White each won the eight lap qualifiers.
NCRA Sprint Cars
Dodge City Raceway Park/ Dodge City, Kansas
July 3, 2016
22 Cars
1st Heat: 1) 53-Jack Dover, 2) 98-J.D. Johnson, 3) 22-Jesse Baker, 4) 85-Forest Sutherland, 5) 1J-Danny Jennings, 6) 88-Tony Bruce, Jr., 7) 72-Ray Seemann, 8) 81-Jon Freeman.
2nd Heat: 1) 18-Ryan Roberts, 2) O5-Brad Loyet, 3) 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 4) 91-Jeff Stasa, 5) 17w-Harli White, 6) 51-Josh Fairbank. DNS: 21x-Taylor Velasquez.
3rd Heat: 1) 11x-John Carney II, 2) 45x-C.J. Johnson, 3) 5x-Jason Martin, 4) 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 5) 20g-Jake Greider, 6) 11-Joe Wood, Jr., 7) 11k-Tyler Knight.
First Qualifier (8 Laps): 1) 88-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2) 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 3) 20g-Jake Greider, 4) 53-Jack Dover, 5) 18-Ryan Roberts, 6.) 85-Forest Sutherland, 7) 51-Josh Fairbank. DNS: 21x-Taylor Velasquez.
Second Qualifier (8 Laps): 1) 1J-Danny Jennings, 2) 11-Joe Wood, Jr., 3) 98-J.D. Johnson, 4) 91-Jeff Stasa, 5) 11x-John Carney II, 6) 22-Jesse Baker. DNS: 11k-Tyler Knight.
Third Qualifier (8 Laps): 1) 17w-Harli White, 2) O5-Brad Loyet, 3) 72-Ray Seemann, 4) 45x-C.J. Johnson, 5) 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 6) 5x-Jason Martin, 7) 81-Jon Freeman.
A Feature: 1) 11x-John Carney II (6), 2) O5-Brad Loyet (1), 3) 1x-Don Droud, Jr. (5), 4) 45x-C.J. Johnson (4), 5) 1J-Danny Jennings (7), 6) 88-Tony Bruce, Jr. (10), 7) 10c-Jeremy Campbell (14), 8) 5x-Jason Martin (17), 9) 81-Jon Freeman (20), 10) 20g-Jake Greider (11), 11) 21x-Taylor Velasquez (22), 12) 91-Jeff Stasa (13), 13) 72-Ray Seemann (15), 14) 11-Joe Wood, Jr. (12), 15) 85-Forest Sutherland (18), 16) 17w-Harli White (8), 17) 22-Jesse Baker (16), 18) 53-Jack Dover (2), 19) 98-J.D. Johnson (3), 20) 18-Ryan Roberts (9), 21) 51-Josh Fairbank (19), 22) 11k-Tyler Knight (21).

 

 

Roger Crockett Edges Out Kyle Hirst At The Line To Win Night #2 Of Speedweek Northwest At CGS

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Speed Shift TV) Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway would host the second leg of the 2016 Speedweek Northwest schedule. It was another Independence Day thriller at CGS with the best car count of the week as well as a packed grandstand to watch the Monday July 4th action. Thirty-three cars were in attendance representing the states of Oregon, Washington, California, and Idaho as well as the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia and even a driver from the Soutland region of New Zealand.

Roger Crockett would get out to the lead on the opening lap. The Medford driver started from the pole and was extremely quick from the get go. With a long green flag run it brought lapped traffic into the mix but Crockett would handle the slower cars extremely well.

A lap thirteen caution would bunch the field up and another yellow occurred on the nineteenth circuit, which would be the final stoppage of the race. Shortly after the restart Roger Crockett would have a little bit of difficulty making it around a lapped car which brought about an opportunity for him to be challenged.

Paradise, California’s Kyle Hirst made it around Crockett on lap twenty-five and looked to close out the race as the leader. Crockett reeled Hirst back in and at the drop of the white flag Hirst still possessed the coveted position. Both drivers would battle it out in lapped traffic on the final circuit.

Hirst had the advantage going into turns three and four. But coming out of the final bend Crockett would thread the needle underneath Hirst and edge him out for the victory. It marked the second consecutive win in the 2016 Speedweek for Crockett, the twenty-first Speedweek triumph of his career, and his seventh Speedweek triumph at CGS.

Kyle Hirst, driving for Scott and Jason Finley, was second followed by Visalia, Califronia driver Steven Tiner. Completing the top five finishing order included Cory Eliason, also from Visalia and driving for Harley Van Dyke, in fourth while fifth went to Trey Starks of Puyallup, Washington in the Doug and Kathy Rutz entry.

With so many cars the field was split into two groups for time trials. Kyle Hirst and Roger Crockett were the fastest cars in their respective groups. Heat race winners were Robbie Price of Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Steven Tiner, Eugene’s Kyle Miller, and Jason Solwold of Burlington, Washington. Miller was driving for car owner Kady Adelman while Solwold was in the familiar Mike Anderson machine.

Roger Crockett would earn the pole after capturing the win in the trophy dash. Raquel Ivie of Eugene would win the evening’s B Main.

Speedweek Northwest continues to Willamette Speedway on Tuesday July 5th for the third race of the year. Tickets are $16.00 for Adults, Seniors/Juniors (13-17)/Military $13.00, Youths (6-12) $8.00, and Kids (5 and Under) FREE. Racing starts around 6:30ish. For more information log on to www.trophymotorsports.com. Log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com for all the latest news regarding Speedweek Northwest.

Race Summary: Speedweek Northwest Race #2 Monday July 4th, 2016 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 11-Roger Crockett; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst; 3. 94-Steven Tiner; 4. 5H-Cory Eliason; 5. 8R-Trey Starks; 6. 2L-Logan Forler; 7. 33V-Henry VanDam; 8. 51-Bricen James; 9. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 10. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 11. 18-Jason Solwold; 12. 22-Garen Linder; 13. 3-J.J. Hickle; 14. 31C-Justyn Cox; 15. 44-Jake Helsel; 16. 5D-Patrick Dills; 17. 2JR-Kelly Miller; 18. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 19. 21P-Robbie Price; 20. 70-Raquel Ivie; 21. 12-Jared Ridge; 22. 6A-Kyle Miller

B Feature: 1. 70-Raquel Ivie; 2. 33V-Henry VanDam; 3. 31C-Justyn Cox; 4. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 5. 44-Jake Helsel; 6. 21WR-Jake Wheeler; 7. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 8. 21-Mike Griffith; 9. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 10. 26F-Shane Forte; 11. 8X-John Stuart; 12. 5-Brian Boswell; 13. 10-Don Waddell; 14. N8-Nate Vaughn; 15. 57-Dusty Redmond; (DNS) 22C-Trevor Cook

Dash : 1. 11-Roger Crockett; 2. 5H-Cory Eliason; 3. 77-Kyle Hirst; 4. 94-Steven Tiner; 5. 8R-Trey Starks; 6. 3-J.J. Hickle

Heat 1: 1. 21P-Robbie Price; 2. 77-Kyle Hirst; 3. 2JR-Kelly Miller; 4. 22-Garen Linder; 5. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 6. 31C-Justyn Cox; 7. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 8. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 9. N8-Nate Vaughn

Heat 2: 1. 94-Steven Tiner; 2. 51-Bricen James; 3. 11-Roger Crockett; 4. 5D-Patrick Dills; 5. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 6. 26F-Shane Forte; 7. 33V-Henry VanDam; 8. 8X-John Stuart

Heat 3: 1. 6A-Kyle Miller; 2. 12-Jared Ridge; 3. 8R-Trey Starks; 4. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 5. 44-Jake Helsel; 6. 70-Raquel Ivie; 7. 10-Don Waddell; 8. 21WR-Jake Wheeler

Heat 4: 1. 2L-Logan Forler; 2. 18-Jason Solwold; 3. 3-J.J. Hickle; 4. 5H-Cory Eliason; 5. 57-Dusty Redmond; 6. 21-Mike Griffith; 7. 5-Brian Boswell; 8. 22C-Trevor Cook

Qualifying 1: 1. 77-Kyle Hirst; 2. 8R-Trey Starks; 3. 37-Mitchell Faccinto; 4. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 5. 1B-Chelsea Blevins; 6. 70-Raquel Ivie; 7. 22-Garen Linder; 8. 21WR-Jake Wheeler; 9. 2JR-Kelly Miller; 10. 12-Jared Ridge; 11. 21P-Robbie Price; 12. 6A-Kyle Miller; 13. 31C-Justyn Cox; 14. 44-Jake Helsel; 15. N8-Nate Vaughn; 16. 10-Don Waddell; 17. 4D-Cooper Desbiens

Qualifying 2: 1. 11-Roger Crockett; 2. 5H-Cory Eliason; 3. 94-Steven Tiner; 4. 3-J.J. Hickle; 5. 33V-Henry VanDam; 6. 18-Jason Solwold; 7. 5D-Patrick Dills; 8. 2L-Logan Forler; 9. 51-Bricen James; 10. 22C-Trevor Cook; 11. 44NZ-Daniel Anderson; 12. 57-Dusty Redmond; 13. 26F-Shane Forte; 14. 5-Brian Boswell; 15. 8X-John Stuart; 16. 21-Mike Griffith

Speedweek Northwest Point Standings (Top Ten): 1. 11-Roger Crockett 196; 2. 5H-Cory Eliason 176; T 94-Steven Tiner; 4. 8R-Trey Starks 151; 5. 22-Garen Linder 147; 6. 37-Mitchell Faccinto 144; 7. 31C-Justyn Cox 140; 8. 2JR-Kelly Miller 125; 9. N8-Nate Vaugn 116; 10. 10-Don Waddell 108

 

Fireworks provided both on and off the track on Independence Day at Placerville Speedway

By: Dean Mills
Placerville, CA (July 4)...A total of 51 entrants over three divisions were on hand to celebrate the annual Fourth of July race at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.
18 Thompson's Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars were in the pits, with Placerville's Andy Gregg and Calistoga's Mike Benson setting the pace for the night's 25 lap feature. Benson grabbed the lead on the start over Gregg, while points leader Mason Moore was third over C.J. Humphreys and Tyler Walker.
Benson reached lapped traffic on lap 6, but maintained his advantage over Gregg. Gregg then pressured Benson on lap 12 in turns 1 & 2, but couldn't make the move. The caution flew on lap 13, when Justin Johnson spun to a stop in the infield.
Restarting at the halfway point, Benson got the jump over Gregg, with Tyler Walker moving into 3rd. Mason Moore sat 4th and Greg DeCaires 5th. A second caution flew on lap 14 when Kyler Shaw spun at the exit of turn 2.
When the race restarted, Andy Gregg moved to the inside of Benson to take the lead exiting turn 2, but the red flag appeared when Jimmy Trulli spun backwards in turn 1 in front of Brayden McMahan who then flipped over the top of Trulli. McMahan emerged unscathed, as did Trulli, but unfortunately the incident took away Gregg's pass for the lead and put Benson back out front for the single file restart.
Andy Gregg tried to get underneath Benson in turn 3 when the race resumed, but spun sideways after contact with Benson's left rear. The restart saw Benson ahead of Tyler Walker while Greg DeCaires moved by Mason Moore for third. Shane Golobic dispatched Moore to 5th one lap later, before another caution flew for Jake Morgan who spun in turn 4 on lap 16.
With just 9 circuits left, Benson took command and sretched a 1.5 second lead over Walker, and was never seriously challenged the rest of the way on his way to victory. Walker held on for second over DeCaires, Golobic and Ryan Bernal who took 5th from points leader Mason Moore on the final lap.
"This is unbelievable", Benson exclaimed in victory lane. "I had a lot of words of encouragement tonight from a number of people that motivated me. Starting next to Andy Gregg tonight, he's a stout runner who races you clean, and I knew what I was in for. When he got by me on the restart, that showed me something, which we used to win tonight". 07_04_2016_213c
The three heat winners were DeCaires, C.J. Humphreys, and D.J. Freitas, while Andy Gregg earned the ADCO Driveline and Exhaust Quick Time bonus with his 4th Fast Time of the year. Justin Johnson earned the AL Driveline Hard Charger bonus by advancing from his 16th starting spot to finish 10th.
Only 7 Limited Late Models were in attendance for the 11th point race of the year. Points leader Eddie Gardner was on the pole with Ray Trimble outside. Trimble grabbed the lead on the start, while Gardner tried unsuccessfully to fend off the advances of Tyler Lightfoot, who started 4th. By the completion of lap 1, Trimble led comfortably over Lightfoot and Gardner. Action was halted on lap 3 when Jay Bryant spun to a stop against an implement tire in the infield of turn 2.
On lap 5, Wayne Trimble moved to 3rd when Gardner pushed wide on the exit of turn 4. Over the course of the next 5 laps, Ray Trimble stretched a solid 2.197 second advantage over Lightfoot, when Del Trembley in the Mike Lightfoot owned #23 spun to a stop in front of the leader. Trimble managed to continue on after contact, but Tyler Lightfoot couldn't missed the stopped vehicle owned by his father and piled in. After a small fire erupted, Lightfoot exited the car without injury but was clearly upset with Trembley.
07_04_2016_149cOn the ensuing restart, Ray Trimble led over his cousin Wayne, despite a sever tire rub on the right front of his car. On lap 14, Wayne got underneath Ray for the lead, but couldn't make the pass. Ray led until the white flag where Wayne got underneath Ray to take the lead down the back stretch. Wayne Trimble came across the checkered as a popular winner over Ray Trimble, followed across the line by Ryan Peter, Jay Bryant, and Eddie Gardner, who continued to maintain his points lead with a solid fifth place finish.
"That was definitely one of the hardest races I've ever won", a relieved Wayne Trimble said in victory lane. "My cousin (Ray) really made me work for it, but he gave me the opening on the last lap and I made him pay for it. This is the first race I've won in ten years. It feels real good".
The lone heat race was won by Tyler Lightfoot, while Wayne Trimble's feature victory from his 5th starting spot was enough to earn him the RMI Hard Charger Bonus.
26 Jay's Mobile Welding and Fabricating Pure Stocks clamored into the pits at the El Dorado Fairgrounds. Dan Smith and Loren Chitwood II earned the front row for the 20 lap feature. Smith got the jump on the field with Jason Palmer moving up from his second row starting spot to take second from Chitwood. Points leader Nick Baldwin moved from his 6th starting spot to 4th on the opening lap, and then passed Chitwood for 3rd on lap 2. Smith continued to lead in heavy traffic with 8 laps complete when Dan Jinkerson came up from his 7th starting spot to move by Chitwood, then Baldwin to take over 3rd. The first yellow of the event flew at the halfway point when Chad Hammer spun into the infield in turn 3.
Smith got the jump on the restart over Palmer and Baldwin, who retook the 3rd position from Jinkerson. On lap 14, Palmer got sideways exiting turn 4 and slapped the right front of Baldwin, sending the points leader into a spin into the infield, which brought out the second caution of the race. Another stoppage occurred a lap later when Rick Campbell came to a stop on the front stretch with the rear end knocked out of his car.
Over the final 5 laps of the race, Smith held off numerous challenges from the runner up, until Palmer tried to split the leader and the lapped car of Danielle Clauson exiting turn four on lap 18. Smith pushed wide and kicked Clauson into Palmer, tying the two up together against the front stretch wall, bringing out another caution. 07_04_2016_180c
Smith held on over the final 2 laps to win his 2nd feature of the year over Scott Grunert, who passed Dan Jinkerson with 2 laps to go to take second. Dave Silva finished third from his 9th starting spot, while Mike McClure rounded out the top five. Grunert took over the points lead with his runner-up finish, and earned the RMI Hard Charger bonus after moving up from his 13th starting position.
"I just want to thank Scott Russell for taking over the track and giving us a place to race still. Thank you Scott for all you are doing", a grateful Dan Smith said in the winner's circle.
Smith also won the first heat, while Loren Chitwood II, Mike McClure, and Jason Palmer all won heat races, and Chris Van Roekel took the 12 lap semi.
Placerville Speedway returns to action next Saturday night, July 9th, with the 12th point race of the Red Hawk Casino Championship Series. A four division program features the Thompson Auto Group 360 Sprint Cars, the Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models, the Jay's Mobile Welding Pure Stocks, and IMCA Sport Mods. Pit gates open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.
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Jason Martin takes URSS “Boothill Showdown” Steve King Memorial

Now a resident of Lincoln, Nebraska, Jason Martin rarely gets an opportunity to race in front of his native Liberal, KS, friends and family.

Martin took full advantage of the opportunity to do just that by leading wire-to-wire in the 25-lap URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car portion of the “Boothill Showdown” Steve King Memorial to take the $2,000 winner’s share.

“There was some bad boys behind me, I had to be on my A-game to keep them there,” Martin said after the triumph aboard the Trucks Plus/Midwest Linings No. 5x entry over a field of 39 competitors.

After a sixth-place run from 18th in Friday’s preliminary event, Martin earned a position in Sunday’s redraw after heat race action and pulled the pole starting position for the feature event with reigning track champion Luke Cranston alongside.

Martin gunned into the lead at the outset and kept Cranston at bay throughout, surviving three minor cautions in the opening 15 rounds and then one final stoppage after 22 laps when Keefe Hemel and Ty Williams went for a wild double-flip in turn two.

Martin held off Cranston on the final three-lap dash to the stripe with John Carney II tuning up for the NCRA portion of the event by taking the final podium position in third. Jeremy Huish was fourth with Mike Peters rounding out the top five.

Zach Blurton was sixth, with Zac Taylor, Taylor Velasquez, Lance Davis and 18th-starter Tyler Knight completing the top ten earning him the Keizer Wheels Hard Charger Award.

URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 224-John Carney II, 2. 5x-Jason Martin, 3. 98-J.D. Johnson, 4. 18-Brandon Sprott, 5. 74-Barry Crane, 6. 17-Todd Plemons, 7. 24-Tim Snelling, 8. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (Disqualified: weighed in below the minimum after finishing second).

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 2. 9d-Lance Davis, 3. 911-Ty Williams, 4. 11k-Tyler Knight, 5. 97-Brian Herbert, 6. 28-Tracey Hill, 7. 83-Austin McLean. DNS: 33k-Aaron Ploussard.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 11-Keefe Hemel, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 20b-Nate Berry, 4. 86-Zac Taylor, 5. 6m-Pat McVicker, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. 17x-Craig Jecha. DNS: 22T-Mike Taylor.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 10-Jordan Knight, 2. 2J-Zach Blurton, 3. 20-Luke Cranston, 4. 007-Jordan Randles, 5. 33-Koby Walters, 6. 84-Jack Dover, 7. 12-Darren Berry, 8. E85-Justin Pack.

Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 49x-Mike Peters, 2. 0-Steven Richardson, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 40J-Brandy Jones, 5. 6-Kaden Taylor, 6. 50-Jed Werner, 7. 21r-Jeff Radcliffe.

First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 17-Todd Plemons, 2. 74-Barry Crane, 3. 007-Jordan Randles, 4. 6-Kaden Taylor, 5. 28-Tracey Hill, 6. 83-Austin McLean, 7. 50-Jed Werner, 8. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 9. 21r-Jeff Radcliffe, 10. 12-Darren Berry. DNS: 22T-Mike Taylor.

Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 18-Brandn Sprott, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 20J-Brandy Jones, 4. 6-Pat McVicker, 5. 17x-Craig Jecha, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 8. 24-Tim Snelling, 9. E85-Justin Pack, 10. 84-Jack Dover (Disqualified: weighed in below the minimum after finishing second).

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 5x-Jason Martin (1), 2. 20-Luke Cranston (2), 3. 224-John Carney II (5), 4. 88J-Jeremy Huish (4), 5. 49x-Mike Peters (9), 6. 2J-Zach Blurton (10), 7. 86-Zac Taylor (11), 8. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (12), 9. 9d-Lance Davis (13), 10. 11k-Tyler Knight (18), 11. 49-Kris Moore (16), 12. 0-Steven Richardson (8), 13. 10-Jordan Knight (7), 14. 97-Brian Herbert (22), 15. 33-Koby Walters (17), 16. 17-Todd Plemons (19), 17. 11-Keefe Hemel (3), 18. 911-Ty Williams (6), 19. 20J-Brandy Jones (24), 20. 20b-Nate Berry (15), 21. 74-Barry Crane (21), 22. 18-Brandon Sprott (20), 23. 007-Jordan Randles (23), 24. 98-J.D. Johnson (14 – DNS).

 

 

Cranston takes URSS Dodge City Prelim

In the 20-lap URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature, Luke Cranston took advantage of a lap six restart and never looked back en route to his second consecutive DCRP triumph aboard the Myers Racing Engines/S&S Trailer Sales No. 20 entry.

“The car was working really good early on, it felt like it slowed a little later in the race though,” Cranston commented.

If it lost any speed at all, it wasn’t noticeable as Cranston weathered several cautions along the way to capture the victory in the first URSS National event of the season.

While Cranston rallied from the sixth starting position to take the lead away from Darren Berry on a lap six restart, the battle for position in his wake was intense throughout with current DCRP points leader Taylor Velasquez ultimately making his way into the runner-up position by sliding past Mike Peters with the white flag in sight.

Peters settled for third behind Cranston and Velasquez with Steve Richardson finishing fourth after losing a pair of positions following a lap 13 caution. Ty Williams raced from 14th to round out the top five with the top passing jobs turned in by Jason Martin (18th to sixth) and Zach Blurton (20th to seventh) earning him the Keizer Wheels Hard charger award.

URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 83-Austin McLean, 2. 0-Steven Richardson, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 11-Keefe Hemel, 5. 31m-Eric Matthews, 6. 20b-Nate Berry, 7. 20J-Brandy Jones, 8. 3-Ryan Walters.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 28-Tracey Hill, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 9d-Lance Davis, 4. 911-Ty Williams, 5. 86-Zac Taylor, 6. 98-J.D. Johnson, 7. 97-Brian Herbert, 8. 74-Reed Bernbeck.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 12-Darren Berry, 2. 10-Jordan Knight, 3. 224-John Carney II, 4. 17x-Craig Jecha, 5. 18-Brandon Sprott, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. 33k-Aaron Ploussard. DNS: 22T-Mike Taylor.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 6-Kaden Taylor, 2. 9-John Webster, 3. 21r-Jeff Radcliffe, 4. 2J-Zach Blurton, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. 11k-Tyler Knight, 7. 6m-Pat McVicker, 8. E85-Justin Pack.

Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 50-Jed Werner, 3. 49x-Mike Peters, 4. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 5. 33-Koby Walters, 6. 84-Jack Dover, 7. 5x-Jason Martin.

First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 2. 21r-Jeff Radcliffe, 3. 11-Keefe Hemel, 4. 33-Koby Walters, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. 11k-Tyler Knight, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 1x-Cody Lampe, 9. 74-Reed Bernbeck, 10. 6m-Pat McVicker, 11. 3-Ryan Walters, 12. 33k-Aaron Ploussard. DNS: 22T-Mike Taylor.

Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 86-Zac Taylor, 2. 5x-Jason Martin, 3. 2J-Zach Blurton, 4. 17x-Craig Jecha, 5. 98-J.D. Johnson, 6. 97-Brian Herbert, 7. 31m-Eric Matthews, 8. 20J-Brandy Jones, 9. 20b-Nate Berry, 10. E85-Justin Pack, 11. 9d-Lance Davis, 12. 84-Jack Dover.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 49x-Mike Peters, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 911-Ty Williams, 6. 5x-Jason Martin, 7. 2J-Zach Blurton, 8. 83-Austin McLean, 9. 12-Darren Berry, 10. 11-Keefe Hemel, 11. 50-Jed Werner, 12. 21r-Jeff Radcliffe, 13. 10-Jordan Knight, 14. 9-John Webster, 15. 28-Tracey Hill, 16. 6-Kaden Taylor, 17. 86-Zac Taylor, 18. 224-John Carney II, 19. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 20. 49-Kris Moore.

 


 

Becker Earns 57th Triumph at Chico

Chico, CA (July 4, 2016)…Roseville’s Sean Becker thrilled the packed house Monday night in route to his 57th career sprint car main event win during Silver Dollar Speedway’s annual Fast Cars and Freedom event held on July 4th. While Becker deserves the accolades for the win it was young 17-year-old Michael Ing who led the first 17 laps of the main event and is poised to finally break into the win column soon. Once Becker passed Ing he was gone. In fact, Becker increased his lead to almost three full seconds by the time the race ended on lap 25. Ing held on to finish in the second spot. Seventh starting Andy Forsberg charged his way into a third place finish. Justin Sanders made a rare Chico start and finished fourth using a 360 engine. Chase Majdic continued his strong season with a fifth place showing. With the win, Becker now passes Tim Kaeding for third on the all-time wins list at Silver Dollar Speedway. Forsberg picked up his second Tyler Wolf fast time award of the year by blistering the track with an 11.673. Sanders won the first heat race. Keith Bloom Jr. won heat race number two. A total of 16 cars attended the nights racing action.

It’s hard to believe that Chico’s Mark Abouzeid had not won a dirt modified main event at Silver Dollar Speedway since August 26, 2011. The 2009 and 2011 track champion had taken a year off and is also dabbling in road racing on pavement. But his winless streak ended tonight in dramatic fashion. Clinton Earl had led laps eight through 17 and seemed poised to get the win. However, with two laps to go Abouzeid made a spectacular move to take the lead away from Earl. The crowd was electrified watching these two driver’s wheel and deal for the win. In breath-taking fashion Abouzeid was able to hold off Earl for the final two laps and finally get back into victory lane. Earl drove a solid race and ended up second. Todd Cooper came home in the third spot. Eleventh place starting Shane Devolder finished fourth. Jerry Bartlett came home in the fifth spot. Early leader Tyler Rodgers should be commended for doing so well in just his second start at Chico in a sport mod. Brian Cooper picked up the win in heat one while Earl grabbed the win in heat two. A total of 16 cars started the feature event.

Dan Dozier jumped out to the early lead during the 20-lap street stock main event. But by lap 13, seventh starting Phillip Shelby had moved into the second spot and was pressuring Dozier for the lead. On lap 15 Shelby saw an opening and made his move for the lead. Shelby went on to lead the final five laps and record the popular win. Brent Lawrence started fourth but near the end of the race moved around Dozier to finish second. Dozier ended up finishing in the third spot. Ninth place starting Shawn Smith came home in the fourth spot. Kevin Lesch finished fifth. Dozier won the first heat race. Veteran Gary Newman won the second heat race. A nice turnout of 17 drivers made the show.

Brian Compton won for the fourth consecutive time in 2016 at Silver Dollar Speedway in the hobby stock division. Compton also won the 2016 Enduro race at the Silver Dollar Fair. Five races, five wins for Compton at Chico. Needless to say, he’s having an incredible year. Youngster Cameron Hammett was relentless all race long and battled his way to a second place finish. Brad Ray led for a bit, ran second for a bit before finishing in the third spot. Cy Cooper had been the early leader of the race but encountered some issues that regulated him back to a sixth place finish. Fourth went to Shannon Collins and Jeremy Langenderfer was fifth. Compton won the first heat. Kyle Allen won the second heat. A total of 12 hobby stocks entered the nights racing action.

Full results can be found at http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com/

 

Macedo Cowboys up to win the 35th Annual Pepsi Nationals

Sun Prairie, WI - Carson Macedo of Lemoore, California overtook Monrovia, Indiana's Justin Peck and held off teammate Spencer Bayston to win the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature event for the 35th annual Pepsi Nationals at Angell Park Speedway. Macedo is only the fourth driver to win the Pepsi Nationals in their first attempt.

Pole sitter Justin Peck held the lead from the get go until an early race caution on lap five. On the restart, Macedo was able to stay with Peck and dove to the bottom of turn three for the slide job. Peck crossed over and returned and the battle for the lead ensued until Macedo was able to make a slide job stick off turn two. Spencer Bayston slipped past Peck for second on lap 17, but had to wait for the caution to fly for Kaitlynn Leer before being able to try a chance at the lead.
Restarting the race almost to halfway, Macedo would jump the cushion in one and two and then in three and four allowing Bayston by and a slider-fest to ensue. As the duo exchanged slide jobs for the lead, Bayston would lead laps 26 and 27, but Macedo would slide back by to regain the lead on lap 29. On the same lap, the action would be slowed for Ryan Robinson. Coming back to green, Bayston would jump the treacherous Angell Park Speedway cushion in turn one and take a tumble bringing out the red. Bayston would be alright, but find himself on the business end of the wrecker.

Coming back to green, Macedo had a five lap shootout on his way to becoming the 35th annual Pepsi Nationals champion. Zach Daum would make a last ditch effort on the restart to challenge for the lead, but was unable to make it stick, losing ground and allowing Tanner Thorson to move by for second. Thorson finished second after starting 12th. Daum finished third. Andrew Felker took fourth after running the semi and starting 17th, while Holly Shelton rounded out the top five.

"What an awesome racecar to drive," said Carson Macedo. "It drove itself, really. That cushion got a little treacherous in one and two and Keith made a gesture to me on the yellow and pretty much said get up in the seat or you're going to lose this thing. Awesome effort by our team. They put in a lot of good, hard work in at the shop that makes this possible and shouldn't go unnoticed. Had a great time and I love this track. At this track you just have to enter on it and run it as hard as you can. Pepsi and everybody that supports this event, I really appreciate that."
"We were super good," Tanner Thorson stated. "These guys gave me an awesome car. It's depressing to finish second again, but to a teammate, it wouldn't be any better to finish second to him. Hat's off to my guys, they worked their butts off."

"We had a shot, but that's about all we had," explained Zach Daum. "We just got so tight there on the cushion and part of me leaving in an ambulance here twice kind of figured out that I probably shouldn't go and bang the thing as hard as everybody else was. I kind of babied it into one a little too much there."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON, Heat 2: 67K - HOLLY SHELTON, Heat 3: 5D - ZACH DAUM, Heat 4: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

Semi Feature Winner: 3 - ANDREW FELKER

Great Clips Feature Winner: 71K - CARSON MACEDO

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 71K - CARSON MACEDO 2. 67 -TANNER THORSON 3. 5D - ZACH DAUM 4. 3 - ANDREW FELKER 5. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 6. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 7. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 8. 1 - SCOTT HATTON 9. 53 - AARON SCHUCK 10. 41 - AUSTIN PROCK 11. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 12. 77 - KAITLYNN LEER 13. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 14. 5X - JUSTIN PECK 15. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 16. 57 - CHAD BOESPLUG 17. 32 - GARRETT AITKEN 18. 31 - DAVID BUDRES 19. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 20. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 21. 20 - CODY WEISENSEL 22. 0 - ANDY BAUGH

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Daggett Pulls Away From Field to Take Checkered at Hartford
With twenty one 360 Winged Sprints in the pits for the all sprint show at Hartford Motor Speedway, Great Lakes Super Sprints took the track first for group qualifying. Qualifying in the second group, Dustin “Double D” Daggett in the 2M car laid down the fastest time at 17.201. Randy “The Hurricane” Hannigan was second quick car at 17.203, only 2 thousandths of a second behind Daggett. Chase “Kid Rocket” Ridenour #11R, Andy “Tuna” Teunessen #31 and Trey Smith #11 rounded out the top five.
Inverting 4 positions, the top three qualifiers started 4th in their respective Heats. Placing Daggett in Heat 1, Hannigan in Heat 2 and Ridenour in Heat 3. The next 9 fast qualifiers filled out the remaining 3 positions in the front rows of each heat race, with qualifiers 13-21 filling out the rest of the field starting at the 5th position. With the Heats set, Heat 1 rolled out on the track around 8:35 pm.
Sitting on the poll, Ed Neumeister running the 11N car from Upper Sandusky, OH led the first Heat on the track with Mike “Bull” Dunlap #57 from Wapkoneta, OH next to him. As the caution is taken off and the cars receive the green light, the cars grouped up coming into turn 3. As the cars past the chalk line in turn 4, Daggett and Brett “The Hooiser Rocket:” Mann #19 from Goshen, IN were on the move. Waiting for his opportunity, Daggett charged up front early where he stayed. Mann, starting 5th, took advantage of the “Wicked Wide” half mile track and worked his way through the field for a second place finish, with Teunessen holding his own and keeping the 3rd spot at the finish line.
Leading Heat 2 on the track was Linden Jones #19j of Edwardsburg, MI, with Brad Lamberson #27 of Parma, MI next to him. Jones, who won his first ever heat race a couple weeks earlier at Mt Pleasant, led the group into turn 4 and roared past the chalk line. Hannigan #22H of Pittsboro, IN made short order of getting up front and pulled away from the field. Lamberson and Smith battled and kept their starting positions of 2nd and 3rd respectively and were able to stay out of “Mad Max” Stambaugh’s reach, holding him to a 4th place finish. Alexis Adgate #91L of Middleville, MI after receiving some parts before the Heat was not able to make it to the track and “Did Not Show” DNS.
Tony Bures #58 of Bristol, IN rolled out on the track on the poll of Heat 3 with Joe Swanson #7 of Etna Green, IN next to him on the front row. With Ryan Ruhl #16 and Ridenour in row two, they were chomping at the bit to pass the front row and move out front. However Swanson had other ideas and the battle was on! Bures fell back early as the freight train of Swanson, Ruhl and Ridenour rolled past. With a tough battle developing, Kid Rocket had to use all 120’ of the tracks width to get around Swanson and Ruhl for the lead. Cruising out front in clean air, it appeared Ridenour would pull in another heart race win. However Ruhl was able to get around Swanson and reel Ridenour in enough that Kid Rocket knew Ruhl was there. On the last lap and coming out of turn 2, Ruhl was running out of real estate to over take Ridenour. But as luck would have it, Ridenour was high going into turn 3 and Ruhl seized his opportunity as he pulled off a huge slider putting him in front of Ridenour as they came out of turn 4 and charged to the finish line for the win. Swanson, Foos and Dalman rounded out the top five.
With all the excitement in Heat 3 up front, it didn’t go unnoticed that DJ Foos #38 of Fremont, OH was on the move from the back of the heat. Foos who didn’t make the qualifying call and had to start at the back of his heat. Being the first time to run with GLSS this year and not having a qualifying time to look at, Foos was giving us a taste of what to expect from him in the Feature.
The top 3 finishers in each heat race were eligible to be part of the inversion draw, which was drawn in the GLSS Hauler by the fast qualifier, Dustin Daggett. Reaching into the bag, Daggett sighed pulling a 3, putting him behind Hannigan and Ruhl for the feature. With the inversion done, the field was set with Ryan Ruhl and Randy Hannigan on the front row, followed by Daggett and Mann, Lamberson and Ridenour filling out the front 3 rows.
Around 10 pm in front of a large, vocal crowd of sprint car fans, GLSS rolled on the track for the first A-Main Feature of the night. One can only wonder what was going through the drivers minds, but in my mind I knew we had a show brewing with the front 4 cars having a lot of experience and a number of feature wins to their credit at Harford.
As the track went green, Ruhl led the thundering heard of cars into turn 4 and the start line. As Ruhl took off, Hannigan was on a mission to be first into turn 1 and have clean air to build his lead. The Hoosier Rocket had his car dialed in and he was on Hannigan’s hip coming around into turn 3 with Ruhl and Daggett battling for position behind them. With their own battles, Lamberson, Ridenour, Teunessen and Smith were fighting through the turbulent air left by the 4 up front!
With the early slug fest up front between Mann, Ruhl and Daggett going on behind Hannigan, it was noticeable when all of a sudden Ruhl and Daggett shot by Mann that there was a problem with the 19 car as he was able to get off the track out of turn 4 and in to the infield. With Daggett getting around Ruhl he closed on Hannigan and was looking for his opening. Coming out of turn 2 in the third lap, Daggett seized the opportunity on the high side and was able to separate from Hannigan for the lead. For the next 7 laps, the 2M worked on putting some distance in front of the field. The track looked like it was working wherever the guys wanted to run. For Daggett the car was on a rail and was locked in as he laid the car into the corners. Going down the back stretch and coming into turn 3 the speed was visible from the contrails of dust swirling off the top wings!
At the mid-point of the 20 lap feature, the 58 car ran into a little trouble as the car came around too far and Bures came to rest in the middle of turn 4 facing oncoming traffic. Bringing out the caution we were able to take a breath and take note of the action that was going on in the pack as the leaders had been lapping some of the back traffic. Gregg Dalman #49T from Bellevue, MI and DJ Foos, who started 15th and 12th respectively had moved up into the top 10 and were looking for more.
The caution wiped out the lead Daggett had built, but gave Hannigan, Ruhl and Ridenour the opportunity they were looking for. As the cars came around turn 4 single file and headed toward the flag stand, the cars were staying on the leaders bumper hoping to keep him reigned in. However that opportunity slipped away quickly as Daggett found separation again coming out of turn 2 and was not hanging around to give them another shot at him. With Hannigan determined to be there if Daggett messed up, Ruhl and Ridenour had Hannigan in their sights. Finishing lap 14, it seemed that Ruhl and Ridenour had found some extra speed or at least weren’t slowing down as much and Ruhl was locked on to Hannigan and was surveying the situation as he cruised high in turn 3 along the large cushion, when suddenly his right rear tear blew apart. Miraculously Ruhl was able to hold on without hitting the wall and the car came to rest at the entrance chute on turn 4. With Team Ruhl determined to get him back on the track, a new tire was put on in the work area and Ruhl was pushed out and took his spot at the back of the field. Much to the appreciation of the fans and crowd!
As the field was set with 6 laps to go, Daggett, Hannigan and Ridenour were 1, 2, 3, just as they had qualified. However Dalman battling from 15th , Foos from 12th and Mad Max Stambaugh #16B from 11th, were looking to shake up the top 10. As the green flag dropped and Daggett came out of turn 2, it was obvious that he wanted to shut the door on first. However Foos and Stambaugh methodically picked their way past Swanson, Smith, Teunessen and Lamberson and were determined to end in the top 5. While Ridenour still had hopes of catching Hannigan, he spent the remaining laps fighting off Foos just to hold the 3rd spot.
As the white flag came out, it appeared Daggett was taking the checkered in one more lap. However in lap traffic and with nothing ever coming easy…Daggett was cruising the top of 3 and 4 with the checkered in site and two lap cars in front of him as he caught the edge of the cushion where the turn 4 entrance chute is, that lifted the right side in the air as he was sliding sideways. But not to be denied another feature win at Hartford, he lifted briefly, the car straightened and he flew down the straight away to take the checkered flag, with Hannigan, Ridenour, Foos and Stambaugh rounding out the top 5!

A Feature 20 laps
1. 2M-Dustin Daggett[3]; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[2]; 3. 11R-Chase Ridenour[6]; 4. 38-D.J. Foos[12]; 5. 16B-Max Stambaugh[11]; 6. 27-Brad Lamberson[5]; 7. 31-Andy Teunessen[7]; 8. 11-Trey Smith[8]; 9. 49T-Gregg Dalman[15]; 10. 7-Joe Swanson[9]; 11. 16-Ryan Ruhl[1]; 12. 19J-Linden Jones[14]; 13. 11N-Ed Neumeister[10]; 14. 84-Kyle Poortenga[16]; 15. 57-Mike Dunlap[13]; 16. 18-D.J. Lamance[19]; 17. 37-Noah Dunlap[18]; 18. 58-Tony Bures[17]; 19. 19-Brett Mann[4]
Heat 1 8 laps
1. 2M-Dustin Daggett[4]; 2. 19-Brett Mann[5]; 3. 31-Andy Teunessen[3]; 4. 11N-Ed Neumeister[1]; 5. 57-Mike Dunlap[2]; 6. 84-Kyle Poortenga[6]; 7. 37-Noah Dunlap[7]
Heat 2 8 laps
1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4]; 2. 27-Brad Lamberson[2]; 3. 11-Trey Smith[3]; 4. 16B-Max Stambaugh[5]; 5. 19J-Linden Jones[1]; (DNS) 91L-Alexis Adgate
Heat 3 8 laps
1. 16-Ryan Ruhl[3]; 2. 11R-Chase Ridenour[4]; 3. 7-Joe Swanson[2]; 4. 38-D.J. Foos[7]; 5. 49T-Gregg Dalman[5]; 6. 58-Tony Bures[1]; 7. 18-D.J. Lamance[6]
Qualifying 2 laps
1. 2M-Dustin Daggett[7]; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[13]; 3. 11R-Chase Ridenour[17]; 4. 31-Andy Teunessen[12]; 5. 11-Trey Smith[19]; 6. 16-Ryan Ruhl[1]; 7. 57-Mike Dunlap[6]; 8. 27-Brad Lamberson[9]; 9. 7-Joe Swanson[8]; 10. 11N-Ed Neumeister[2]; 11. 19J-Linden Jones[11]; 12. 58-Tony Bures[16]; 13. 19-Brett Mann[10]; 14. 16B-Max Stambaugh[4]; 15. 49T-Gregg Dalman[3]; 16. 84-Kyle Poortenga[14]; 17. 3-Kyle Locke[5]; 18. 18-D.J. Lamance[15]; 19. 37-Noah Dunlap[18]; 20. 91L-Alexis Adgate[20]

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Horstman Takes Waynesfield Summer Sprint Sizzler

 July 3, 2016 WAYNESFIELD, OH (7/3/16) – The first annual Summer Sprint Sizzler presented by K&L Ready Mix welcomed some of the best sprint car drivers in the Midwest to Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. A new era for the Independence Day weekend show saw four divisions on nothing but sprint cars ranging from 360 winged sprints to 1000cc mini sprint cars.

The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders were the headline for the Sunday program with 22 cars signing to compete for a $3000 payday. Devin Dobie of Wapakoneta, Ohio and Archbold, Ohio’s Kyle Sauder led the field to the opening green flag. Sauder took the lead into turn one and led the opening laps. Randy Hannagan, who was trying to go three or three in NRA action at Waynesfield muscled his way into the second spot with Jared Horstman following. Horstman found himself with the lead at the midpoint in the A-main. Just as Horstman began to pull away, Sauder made a run riding the top side of the racetrack. All four of Sauder’s wheels went over the cushion creating his own lane as he gained on Horstman. Sauder retook the lead with 11 laps remaining. The lead was short lived as Horstman took the lead back on a slide job out of turn four with eight laps left on the leaderboard. Horstman held off Sauder to pick up the win. Kyle Sauder finished in second with Randy Hannagan coming home third. Butch Schroder, Hud Horton, and Shawn Dancer picked up the heat race victories. JR Stewart set a new track record in 360 winged sprints with a time of 10.723.

Waynesfield’s very own Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints also had a field of 22 cars sign in to compete. The A-main was led to the opening green flag by a pair of Piqua, Ohio drivers, Becca Stiefel and Ryan Barr. Stiefel took the lead into turn one and began to pull away slightly from the field. This transitioned the focus to a battle for third between Ryan Barr and Ty Tilton. Tilton took his 42 to the bottom side trying to put a nose under Barr. Barr managed to put a block on the move exiting turn two where his car seemed to excel. The blocks were so close that Tilton had to jam the breaks on exiting turn two to avoid making contact with Barr. Rookie driver Bradley Ashford brought out the first caution of the night. The 4X machine went around exiting turn two. On the restart, Lima, Ohio driver Kobe Allison got a great jump and found himself in the runner up spot. Patience and determination paid off as Allison moved into the top spot with just over ten laps to go. Brad Strunk made a late race charge through the field but Allison was just too smooth giving him the win. Strunk came away second with Rod Henning finishing in third. Allison, Henning and Tilton all came away with heat race victories.

The Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprint cars used Independence Day weekend as a tune-up for the Dick Spencer Memorial Race just one week away. Landon Simon and Stratton Briggs led the field of twenty to the opening green flag. Simon won the drag race into turn one and led the opening lap. Cody Gardner brought out the first caution in the feature with just 3 laps in the books. Simon took the lead on the restart and began to catch lap traffic. Luke Hall started on the outside of row four and managed to get himself inside the top five. Hoosier tire rubber began to settle on the racing surface increasing lap times. Simon saw some of his fastest laps later the A-main than he had seen all night long. Two late race cautions would restack the field and give CJ Leary the opportunity to take another position with Kody Swanson right behind him. Landon Simon was no match for Matt Westfall giving him the A-main victory. Matt Westfall came home second. Josh Hodges came home third. Luke Hall, Stuart Brubaker, and Dallas Hewitt picked up the heat race wins. Kyle Simon won the B-main and a right rear tire courtesy of Hoosier Racing Tires.

The JLH Company General Contactor F.A.S.T 305 sprints returned for their second appearance at Waynesfield for the Independence Day weekend spectacle. Luke Griffith and Kyle Capodice led the field to the opening green flag in the A-main. Griffith took the slight lead into turn one and was scored as leading the opening lap. Kyle Capodice took the lead away and led the second lap. Paul Weaver wanted to be the third driver in the opening five laps of the feature to lead a lap. Weaver held the top spot for a brief moment when racing was brought to a caution by the 1X of Austin Dinan. Another caution came with just 12 laps to go as a group of cars connected exiting turn three. The final restart was a big one for Nate Dussel. Dussel, who started on the outside of row four, found his way into the second spot as the field closed in on the five to go signal. Paul Weaver picked up the victory with Nate Dussel coming home second with Kyle Capodice coming home third. Nate Dussel, Jeremiah Dahms, Alvin Roepke, and Paul Weaver picked up the heat race victories. Last year’s winner Steve Rando won the B-main.

The BOSS Non Wing sprint cars return for the 6th Annual Dick Spencer Memorial race next Saturday night, July 9th. The Waynefield Mini Sprints will go wingless for the event as they go head-to-head with the USAC Midgets. The Modifieds, Tough Trucks, and Compacts will also be on the program. Gates open at 4PM with racing following 7PM.

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RACE RESULTS

NRA Sprint Invaders - K&L Ready Mix

Qualifying 1.6s-JR Stewart , 10.723; 2.35B-Ron Blair , 10.810; 3.17-Jared Horstman , 10.820; 4.22H-Randy Hannagan , 10.927; 5.2-Kyle Sauder, 10.944; 6.23-Devon Dobie , 10.953; 7.10J-Jarrod Delong , 11.046; 8.30-Hud Horton , 11.098; 9.49-Shawn Dancer , 11.112; 10.B20-Butch Schroder, 11.113; 11.5M-Max Stambaugh , 11.125; 12.11-Tim Allison , 11.184; 13.11N-Ed Neumeister, 11.238; 14.38-Matt Foos, 11.271; 15.28H-Phil Gressman, 11.289; 16.33M-Matt Westfall, 11.300; 17.12A-Nick Roberts, 11.388; 18.5W-Jeff Williams , 11.389; 19.1-Luke Hall, 11.391; 20.22R-Kevin Roberts, 11.503; 21.23M-Jack Miller , 11.686; 22.48-Mike Burkin, 99.991;

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. B20-Butch Schroder[1] ; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan [3] ; 3. 6s-JR Stewart [4] ; 4. 10J-Jarrod Delong [2] ; 5. 33M-Matt Westfall[6] ; 6. 1-Luke Hall[7] ; 7. 11N-Ed Neumeister[5] ; 8. 48-Mike Burkin[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 30-Hud Horton [2] ; 2. 2-Kyle Sauder[3] ; 3. 35B-Ron Blair [4] ; 4. 38-Matt Foos[5] ; 5. 22R-Kevin Roberts[7] ; 6. 12A-Nick Roberts[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer [2] ; 2. 11-Tim Allison [1] ; 3. 23-Devon Dobie [3] ; 4. 17-Jared Horstman [4] ; 5. 28H-Phil Gressman[5] ; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams [6] ; 7. 23M-Jack Miller [7]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps) 1. 17-Jared Horstman [4] ; 2. 2-Kyle Sauder[2] ; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan [3] ; 4. 23-Devon Dobie [1] ; 5. 5M-Max Stambaugh [13] ; 6. 35B-Ron Blair [5] ; 7. B20-Butch Schroder[10] ; 8. 6s-JR Stewart [6] ; 9. 38-Matt Foos[12] ; 10. 30-Hud Horton [8] ; 11. 33M-Matt Westfall[16] ; 12. 11-Tim Allison [11] ; 13. 49-Shawn Dancer [9] ; 14. 10J-Jarrod Delong [7] ; 15. 11N-Ed Neumeister[14] ; 16. 5W-Jeff Williams [18] ; 17. 1-Luke Hall[19] ; 18. 28H-Phil Gressman[15] ; 19. 22R-Kevin Roberts[20] ; 20. 48-Mike Burkin[22] ; 21. 12A-Nick Roberts[17] ; 22. 23M-Jack Miller [21]

AMSA Mini Sprints - Performance Powder Coating

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 22A-Kobe Allison[5] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] ; 3. 21B-Ryan Barr[7] ; 4. 44-Nick Daugherty [4] ; 5. 22B-Brad Racer[6] ; 6. 7X-Taylor Cox[3] ; 7. 17-Keith Imbody[8] ; 8. 44L-Audisty Brunk[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 10H-Rod Henning[3] ; 2. 23S-Brad Strunk[4] ; 3. 328-Becca Stiefel[2] ; 4. 4X-Bradley Ashford[1] ; 5. 17P-Austin Powell[7] ; 6. 10-Matt Westfall[5] ; 7. 65-Chris Bounds[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 42-Ty Tilton[3] ; 2. 22-Gunnar Lucius[5] ; 3. 44-Christopher Whipple[1] ; 4. 11-Corey Bedwell[4] ; 5. 41-Brad Powley[7] ; 6. 22K-Justin Kirk[2] ; 7. 48D-Dylan Troyer[6]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 22A-Kobe Allison[8] ; 2. 23S-Brad Strunk[4] ; 3. 10H-Rod Henning[7] ; 4. 42-Ty Tilton[6] ; 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[2] ; 6. 65-Chris Bounds[20] ; 7. 22B-Brad Racer[13] ; 8. 22-Gunnar Lucius[3] ; 9. 81H-Anthony Haas[5] ; 10. 11-Corey Bedwell[12] ; 11. 328-Becca Stiefel[1] ; 12. 44-Nick Daugherty [10] ; 13. 44-Christopher Whipple[9] ; 14. 48D-Dylan Troyer[21] ; 15. 22K-Justin Kirk[18] ; 16. 17P-Austin Powell[14] ; 17. 4X-Bradley Ashford[11] ; 18. 10-Matt Westfall[17] ; 19. 44L-Audisty Brunk[22] ; 20. 41-Brad Powley[15] ; 21. 17-Keith Imbody[19] ; 22. 7X-Taylor Cox[16]

Non Wings - Satellite Connections

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[1] ; 2. 17gp-CJ Leary[6] ; 3. 71-Stratton Briggs[4] ; 4. 82-Mike Miller[7] ; 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[5] ; 6. 23S-Kyle Simon[10] ; 7. 53-Steve Little[8] ; 8. 44-Joe Allagree[9] ; 9. 87-Paul Dues[3] ; 10. 17-Kevin Myers[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[2] ; 3. 24-Landon Simon[1] ; 4. 21K-Kody Swanson[3] ; 5. 9G-Cody Gardner[6] ; 6. 9X-Cooper Clouse[8] ; 7. 63D-Jim Dues[9] ; 8. 11-Travis Berryhill[7] ; 9. 21-Travis Hery[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 21DH-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 2. 74X-Josh Hodges[5] ; 3. 32M-Derek Hasting[6] ; 4. 24L-Lee Underwood[1] ; 5. 14-Chad Wilson[8] ; 6. 24A-Austin Troyer[7] ; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[9] ; 8. 25B-Mark Blausey[4] ; 9. 23L-Corbin Loggins[3]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps) 1. 23S-Kyle Simon[1] ; 2. 9X-Cooper Clouse[2] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[6] ; 5. 87-Paul Dues[10] ; 6. 24A-Austin Troyer[3] ; 7. 63D-Jim Dues[5] ; 8. 21-Travis Hery[11] ; 9. 11-Travis Berryhill[8] ; 10. 25B-Mark Blausey[9] ; 11. 44-Joe Allagree[7] ; 12. 23L-Corbin Loggins[13] ; 13. 17-Kevin Myers[12]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps) 1. 24-Landon Simon[1] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[4] ; 3. 74X-Josh Hodges[3] ; 4. 21K-Kody Swanson[11] ; 5. 17gp-CJ Leary[5] ; 6. 9N-Luke Hall[8] ; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[19] ; 8. 71-Stratton Briggs[2] ; 9. 21DH-Dallas Hewitt[6] ; 10. 9X-Cooper Clouse[17] ; 11. 23S-Kyle Simon[16] ; 12. 5A-Toby Alfrey[13] ; 13. 32M-Derek Hasting[9] ; 14. 9G-Cody Gardner[14] ; 15. 24L-Lee Underwood[12] ; 16. 53-Steve Little[18] ; 17. 14-Chad Wilson[15] ; 18. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 19. 82-Mike Miller[10] ; 20. 87-Paul Dues[20]

F.A.S.T 305 Sprint Cars - JLH Company General Contractors

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 2. 1x-Dustin Dinan[2] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 5. 2F-Matt Foos[6] ; 6. 39c-Scott Riley[1] ; 7. 12H-Luke Hall[5] ; 8. 01-Dustin Hammond[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 75-Jeremiah Dahms[1] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[2] ; 5. 66-Jamie Miller[8] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath JR[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 99-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 2. 12C-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 4. 2L-Landon Lalonde[2] ; 5. 97-Kyle Peters[7] ; 6. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer[5]

Heat 4 (8 Laps) 1. 1w-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 3. 10x-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 4. 27-Cody Gallogly[4] ; 5. 201-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 6. 5J-Jake Hesson[6] ; 7. 84-Cale Stinson[1]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps) 1. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 2. 2F-Matt Foos[1] ; 3. 201-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 4. 12H-Luke Hall[9] ; 5. 5J-Jake Hesson[8] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath JR[14] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[7] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[10] ; 9. 39c-Scott Riley[5] ; 10. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 11. 44-Kyle Farmer[11] ; 12. 01-Dustin Hammond[13] ; 13. 84-Cale Stinson[12] ; 14. 66-Jamie Miller[2]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)

1. 1w-Paul Weaver[5] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 3. 12C-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[6] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[10] ; 7. 10x-Dustin Stroup[12] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[13] ; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[11] ; 10. 2F-Matt Foos[18] ; 11. 19R-Steve Rando[17] ; 12. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 13. 75-Jeremiah Dahms[7] ; 14. 4*-Tyler Street[9] ; 15. 201-Kelsey Ivy[19] ; 16. 27-Cody Gallogly[16] ; 17. 47-Matt Lucius[14] ; 18. 2L-Landon Lalonde[15] ; 19. 12H-Luke Hall[20] ; 20. 1x-Dustin Dinan[4]

 

 

Mark Smith picks up the win at Eriez Speedway, Kyle Drum wins Bonnell’s Collision Center Western Weekend Championship
(Hammett, PA) A packed grandstand at Eriez Speedway saw some of the best 360 Sprint Car drivers in the region put on a show as Mark Smith finally picked up a win on the final night of Bonnell’s Collision Center Western Weekend with the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour.
Davie Franek drew the one pill two nights in a row and started the 24 car field with outside pole-sitter Dennis Wagner. As the field was just about to complete its first lap, Wagner spun on his own to bring out the first yellow of the event and would have to start at the tail end of the field.
The field would reset as Franek was not going to let Kyle Drum use the high side as he immediately blocked him as they entered the corners. Five laps would go by and another caution that involved Dennis Wagner would end his night for causing the second yellow of the night. Current point leader, Jared Zimbardi sustained motor troubles and he would park his car on lap five and be done for the night.
Franek would lead the field again as Mark Smith began to make his presence known as he cracked himself into the top five on lap seven. Smith would begin to work with Kyle Drum, Jake Muench and Mitch Brown.
Franek would start to build a comfortable lead on the field until Mark Smith solidified himself as the second place runner as he set his sights on the race leader in Franek. The two would begin to battle for the race lead. Then on lap 18, Scott Just hit the safety tire and it appeared Smith got by Franek but the yellow was thrown before the next lap and Franek was still scored as the race leader.
Finally, on lap 20, Smith was able to scoot on by Franek and would lead the final five laps to score the win on the final night of Bonnell’s Collision Center Western Weekend. Franek would settle for second but it was Scott Kreutter who came alive late to get by Kyle Drum to take home third.
Kyle Drum was the most consistent all weekend having a fifth place finish at the Little Valley Speedway, a win at the Mercer Raceway Park and a fourth at Eriez which earned him the Western weekend series championship. Drum also took home a brand new 9000 Watt Champion Power Equipment Generator. Jimmy Stitzel, won the hard charger award and Scott Just won the Hard Luck, both received awards from Champion Power Equipment.
Darryl Ruggles had to take a provisional to get into the event and he did coming home with a 14th place finish, earning him the Casey Truck Salvage of the Night. Dave Just won the Stampede Steakhouse final finisher award.
The series will now take a week off for the first time since Memorial Day weekend, and then head North to the Brockville Ontario Speedway and the Cornwall Speedway on Saturday July 16 and Sunday July 17.
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The Patriot Sprint Tour is a 360 Sprint Car Series that visits tracks in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario.

Patriot Sprint Tour Bonnell’s Western Weekend Night- Eriez Speedway
July 3, 2016
A Main: MARK SMITH (1), Davie Franek, Scott Kreutter, Kyle Drum, Mitch Brown, Jake Brown, Paulie Colagiovanni, Jake Muench, Dain Naida, Gary Edwards, Jimmy Stitzel, Steve Collins, Jack Sodemean Jr, Darryl Ruggles, Steve Glover, Scott Just, Derek Jonathan, Dan Bennett, Dalton Daniels, Sammy Reakes, Jared Zimbardi, Dennis Wagner, Dave Just, Paul Habeck
Heat 1: Jared Zimbardi, Davie Franek, Kyle Drum, Dennis Wagner, Paulie Colagiovanni, Dalton Daniels, Darryl Ruggles (DNF), Jack Sodeman Jr (DNF)
Heat 2: Mitch Brown, Gary Edwards, Dain Naida, Paul Habeck, Derek Jonathan, Sammy Reakes, Steve Glover, Dan Bennett, Derrick Juliano (DNS)
Heat 3: Scott Kreutter, Mark Smith, Jake Muench, Jake Brown, Steve Collins, Scott Just, Dave Just, Alex Hill
B Main (4 Qualify): Dave Just, Jimmy Stitzel, Steve Glover, Jack Sodeman Jr, Alex Hill, Darryl Ruggles, Dan Bennett, Joe Trenca (DNS)
ESE Dash: Dain Naida, Gary Edwards, Paulie Colagiovanni, Jake Brown, Sammy Reakes, Paul Habeck
Contingency Awards:
Shuttleworth’s Seals the Deal Bonus: Mark Smith
Stampede Steakhouse Final Finisher: Dave Just
Casey’s Truck Salvage of the Night: Darryl Ruggles
Hard Charger Award: Jimmy Stitzel
Hard Luck Award: Scott Just
Final Western Weekend Standings: Kyle Drum (423), Davie Franek (418), Scott Kreutter (399), Mark Smith (396), Jared Zimbardi (394), Mitch Brown (384), Steve Collins (380), Jimmy Stitzel (349), Steve Glover (336), Darryl Ruggles (335)

 

 

McGrath, Berth, Cesar and Haddy win at PDTR 7-2-2016 By: Amy Juech

July 4th weekend at PDTR brought some great racing …

Johnsonville Sausage Late Models rolled trackside first with Ron Stroika (Mukwonago) setting the pace. Justin Hirt (Tigerton) didn’t make the call after motor issues during his heat. Mitch McGrath (Waukesha) jumped out to an early lead over Stroika to lead the first few laps. McGrath pulled away from the pack and Stroika went high and got loose allowing Jim Schmidt (Cleveland) and Chris Carlson (Union Grove) to pass. Tony Peterson (Big Bend) left to the attention of his crew. Justin Schmidt (Cleveland) battled Turk Letizia (Milwaukee) for fourth. Brad Mueller (Random Lake) went inside Charlie Schmidt (Oostburg) for eighth place. David Jaeger (West Bend) attempted to get past Mueller on the low side. McGrath had a front stretch lead over second of Jim Schmidt. McGrath was up to lapped traffic that was racing 2 and three wide. Jim Schmidt was slowly reeling in McGrath thanks to lapped traffic. Last week winner Mueller was working outside Randy Markwardt (Sheboygan) for seventh. McGrath and Jim Schmidt cleared lapped traffic and pulled away from the field. When the checkers flew it was McGrath over Jim Schmidt followed by Carlson, Justin Schmidt and Letezia. Feature was 22 seconds off track record. Hard chargers passing 5 each were Justin Schmidt and Tim Buhler. Heat Winners: Justin Schmidt (Cleveland), Brad Mueller (Random Lake)

Cellcom BMods took to the track with driver introductions followed by twenty five laps of caution free racing. Brandon Knepprath (Kewaskum) and Glen Blanke (Sheboygan Falls) led the field to the green. Blanke pulled ahead quickly with Brandon Berth (Cascade) in tow. Todd Jensema (Sheboygan Falls) fought Knepprath for third. Brian Konitzer (Sheboygan) left to the attention of his crew. Rookie driver substituting for Gary Glander pulled into the infield. Berth got past and steadily pulled away from Blanke who battled a left front tire issue. Cody Eickberg (Plymouth) came up through the pack quickly, passed Jeremy Walvoord (Howards Grove) for fifth. Patrick Hanson (Sheboygan Falls) pulled into the infield again. Berth held a half a track lead over second and approached lap traffic. Knepprath attempted to hold of Eickberg for fourth. Jensema went outside Blanke for second. Eickberg looked outside Blanke for fourth but doesn’t make it stick. Double checkers flew for Berth followed by Jensema, Blanke, Knepprath and Eickberg. Berth set a new track record of seven minutes and four seconds. Hard charger was Cody Eickberg passing 6. Heat Winners: Brian Konitzer (Sheboygan), Todd Jensema (Sheboygan Falls)

Matt Yancey (Sheboygan Falls) and Melissa Singer (Waldo) set the pace for the Grand National Feature. Yancey shot out to the lead over Brian Cesar (Sheboygan) to lead lap one. Jeff Lammers (Plymouth) and Tyler Kulow (New Holstein) battled for sixth as Mark Fieber (Cascade) and Jamie Theobald (Sheboygan) were side by side for fifteenth. Brad Weiss (Cascade) and Justin Erickson (Plymouth) attempt to go around Singer which brought out our first caution. Cesar was penalized two spots for continually hitting the infield tires. Yancey led the field to the restart and quickly advanced over Brad Weiss. Brian Cesar looked inside Justin Erickson for third. Matt Loehr (Mt. Calvary) and Lamers swap fifth place. Another caution waved for debris. Erickson looked inside Yancey for the lead on the restart. Fieber, Loehr and Kulow raced three wide for sixth. Yancy had company as Cesar looked to the inside in the corners. Yancy was up to lap traffic in turn two which didn’t go well, touching and tangling occurred on the back stretch bringing out another caution. Four drivers go to the pits and all make it back in time for the restart. Erickson restarts first with Cesar and Steven Weber (Plymouth) competing for second. Final caution waved for Weiss coming to a stop backwards in backstretch pit entrance. Cesar went outside Erickson to take the lead, Erickson wasn’t given up easily. Erickson led the few laps by a very short margin. Cesar was trying everything to get past and did by a nose just as the checkers flew. Third went to Weber followed by Fieber and Loehr. Hard charger passing 17 was Mark Fieber. Heat Winners: Tyler Kulow (New Holstein), Brad Weiss (Cascade) and Brian Cesar (Sheboygan)

Anthony Knierim (Franksville) and Al Schlafer (Sussex) brought the Aldag Honald Mechanical Sprints to the green. Schlafer advanced to the top spot and was advancing quickly over Paul Pokorski (West Bemd). Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac), Spyder Akright (Sheboygan Falls) and Tony Wondra (Campbellsport) raced three wide. Schlafer was flying out front. Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) and Jim Melis (Glenbeulah) were both quickly advancing after starting eleventh and twelfth. Tim Haddy (Waupun) worked on Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) for fourth. Pokorski was looking inside Al Schlafer as they approached lap traffic. Schlafer touched wheels of Nich Melis (Plymouth) and flips in turn one, brought out our first red. While realigning cars another red flew for Pokorski as he pulled into the infield with a fire under the hood. Knierim was our new leader and had many veteran drivers right behind. Haddy wasted no time and pasted Knierim for the lead. A quick caution waved for Chris Clayton (Waldo) coming to a rest. Another caution waved for Lance Fassbender (Burnett) who jumped the restart and advanced a position. He was penalized two spots on the restart. Haddy had a great restart holding off McMullen. Two more cautions waved one for Fassbender spinning and the other for Kevin Karnitz (West Bend) stopping for throttle issues. Melis went high and passed a few cars on the restart on his quest for the lead. McMullen and Goeden battle over third place. Kurt Davis (West Allis) was slowly picking off one car at a time as he moved his way up through the field after transferring in from the BMain after motor issues in his heat. Haddy had another awesome restart with Melis and Goeden right behind. Doug Wondra (Oakfield), Danny Schlafer (Sussex) and Anthony Knierim were three wide for fifth. Haddy pulled away from fellow drivers and the final caution waved for Justin Miller coming to a stop backwards on the front stretch. With time limit exceeded race was checkered. Winner was Haddy, followed by Melis, Goeden, McMullen and Schlafer. Hard charger passing 13 was Kurt Davis BMain Finish: Lance Fassbender (Burnett), Jason Johnson (Campbellsport), Danny Schlaefer (Sussex), Will Gerrits (Waupun) Kurt Davis (West Allis) and Justin Miller (Plymouth). Alternate will be Ryan Mayr (New Holstein) Heat Winners: Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac), Kevin Karnitz (West Bend), Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) and Spyder Akright (Sheboygan Falls).

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TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY WET

Haubstadt, IN - July 3, 2016 - THe Southern Indiana Sprint Stampede
scheduled to be held Sunday at Tri-State Speedway was cancelled due
to wet conditions at the track. The event will not be rescheduled.
The next event at the track will be the USAC Indiana Sprint Week
finale on July 16th. The sprints will be running for $5,000 to win
and the modifieds will be competing for $1,000 to win. The MSCS
Sprints will return August 13th for the Hoosier Sprint Nationals.

MESERAULL SPECTACULAR AT THE BILL GARDNER SPRINTACULAR

Putnamville, IN - July 2, 2016 - Thomas Meseraull pulled into
victory lane for a third consecutive time at an MSCS race being held
at Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday night. The California driver has
won all three of his most recent Midwest Sprint Car Series
appearances there. This time Meseraull collected the hardware for
the second day of the Bill Gardner Sprintacular held in the honor of
the founder of the Indiana Open Wheel web site. The 30 lap feature
paid $3,000 to win!

The main event became a constant battle between the two leaders.
Jeff Bland Jr. led the first third of the event. He was using a
tight line along the inside edge of the track. Meseraull was working
the high side of the track in the red Amati Racing Team sprint car.
Fans watched as the two engaged in a see-saw contest. Back and forth
efforts became a side by side challenge with less than 5 laps to go.
Meseraull caught the checkered flag first with Bland running second.

Just behind the two leaders, Dave Darland was attempting to improve
on the third spot that he was running in. Robert Ballou began
charging deeper and deeper into the turns. Eventually those moves
paid off as he powered past Darland to earn the third spot. Darland
held on to fourth with Brent Beauchamp rounding out the top five.

A polished second five was made up of C.J. Leary, Shane Cottle, Chase
Stockon, Dickie Gaines, and Brady Short. A.J. Hopkins picked up the
Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award in finishing eleventh. Drivers that
encountered trying situations included Jarett Andretti and Tyler
Hewitt. Andretti had a front row starting spot for the feature but
his car would not fire after repeated efforts. Hewitt, a leading
MSCS Rookie driver, was involved in an incident in turn two that
relegated his car to the pits after only 13 laps.

The four heat races for a bountiful 38 car field were wins for C.J.
Leary, Josh Hodges, Dave Darland, and Robert Ballou. The fastest
qualifier in the group qualifying process was Carson Short with a
12.825 second lap. Of all the cars competing in the feature, Brady
Short improved the most positions to become the Keizer Aluminum
Wheels Hard Charger of the Race,

The B Main was an absolute showdown with talented drivers lining up
row after row back into the starting field. Kevin Thomas Jr. took
this 12 lap event. Carson Short was second. Following the event
points leader Brandon Morin took the MSCS provisional offered to
become the 21st starter for the feature.

The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be racing again later
in July. The series will be running at Montpelier Motor Speedway The
MSCS at MMS feature event will pay $2,000 to win!

Provided as news and information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series.
RACE SUMMARY
“Bill Gardner Sprintacular”
Lincoln Park Speedway
Putnamville, IN
July 2, 2016

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series:
38 Entries

Overall Top Qualifier - 21 Carson Short, 12.865 seconds

First Heat - 17gp C.J. Leary, 34 Brent Beauchamp, 32 Chase Stockon, 44
Dickie Gaines, 24P Shane Cockrum, 5m Matt McDonald, 28 Brandon Mattox, 24L
Lee Underwood,
2c Tim Creech, 12k Dylan Shaw DNS

Second Heat - 74x Josh Hodges, 66 Thomas Meseraull, 14h A.J. Hopkins,
81 Jon Stanbrough, 97x Tyler Hewitt, 17g Michael Gass, 6 Bill Rose,
22v Shelby Van Gilder, 76 Charlie Belden Jr., 27 Matt Brannin

Third Heat -11 Dave Darland, 18 Jarett Andretti, 57 Shane Cottle, 11p
Brady Short,
4J Kevin Thomas Jr., 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 4B Donny Brackett, 66j Jadon Rogers,
52c Jared Chastain

Fourth Heat - 1x Robert Ballou, 38 Jeff Bland Jr., 98e Chad Boespflug, 04
Tyler Thomas, 21 Carson Short, 17 Max McGhee, 98 Brandon Morin, 21x Casey
Shuman,
11x James Lyerla

B Main - 4J Kevin Thomas Jr., 21 Carson Short, 24P Shane Cockrum, 97x
Tyler Hewitt, 66J Jadon Rogers, 21K Casey Shuman, 98 Brandon Morin, 2C Tim
Creech,
17g Michael Gass, 6 Bill Rose, 24L Lee Underwood, 11x James Lyerla,
76 Charlie Belden Jr., 52c Jared Chastain, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 27 Matt
Brannin,
5m Matt McDonald, 17 Max McGhee, 28 Brandon Mattox, 4b Donny Brackett,
12k Dylan Shaw, 22v Shelby Van Gilder DNS

A Main (30 Laps) - 66 Thomas Meseraull, 38 Jeff Bland Jr., 1x Robert Ballou,
11 Dave Darland, 34 Brent Beauchamp, 17gp C.J. Leary, 57 Shane Cottle,
32 Chase Stockon, 44 Dickie Gaines, 11P Brady Short, 14H A.J. Hopkins,
74x Josh Hodges, 81 Jon Stanbrough, 21 Carson Short, 04Tyler Thomas,
98 Brandon Morin, 4J Kevin Thomas Jr., 24P Shane Cockrum, 98E Chad Boespflug,
97x Tyler Hewitt, 18 Jarett Andretti DNS

 

 

Barney Dominates Final Night of Lucas Oil ESS Donath Motor Worx CNY Speedweek at Utica-Rome; Poirier Named Week Long Champion for Second Consecutive Year

By MIKE MALLETT

VERNON, NY – Jason Barney captured his second consecutive 25-lap Mach 1 Chassis A-Main at the Utica-Rome Speedway with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints. The Brewerton, N.Y., driver dominated Sunday night’s feature. He led the entire distance for his third feature win of the season.

Barney pocketed over $2,100 for his triumph in the final night of Donath Motor Worx CNY Speedweek. He gathered points toward the overall series title while also earning valuable points in both the NAPA Auto Parts Tour of the US and the SUNY Canton Racing Series.

“There was a couple years ago I never thought we’d get another win here,” stated Barney. “To win two in a row and to actually be able to enjoy this one a little bit feels good.”

Steve Poirier finished in the seventh position which was good enough for him to capture the overall CNY Speedweek point title. For the St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que, driver it was his second consecutive title in the five day event.

“I’m pretty happy in the end to be the Speedweek champion,” said Poirier. “There is a lot of tough competition. It is a tough week. To be able to click off good results like this, I’m really happy. I’m very proud of my team.”

Barney started in the pole-position with Bryan Howland lining up next to him on the front row. Barney dropped his No. 87 right down to the bottom of the speedway going into the first turn. By using the bottom he was able to shoot away from the rest of the competition.

“Everybody knows where I’m going and that’s where I’m going,” said Barney. “If someone beat me on the top, they beat me on the top. The car was just amazing. This probably the best car I’ve had here.”

It took Barney very little time to catch cars at the tail of the pack. It was just six laps into the race when Barney was already negotiating slower cars. He stayed true to his line on the bottom of the speedway. Most times the traffic gave way allowing him to stay in his preferred line on the race track.

While Barney raced in traffic at the front, Danny Varin challenged and disposed of Howland for the runner-up position. The duo remained first and second as the laps clicked toward the midway point.

At halfway it was Barney working hard in traffic with Varin within striking distance. Barney’s car was superb around the bottom. Varin’s car on the other hand was strong right up along the top of the speedway. He closed to within a couple of car-lengths of Barney as the race reached the final third.

Barney and Varin battled at the front of the field while Howland and Larry Wight duked it out for the third position. Wight shot around Howland for the spot on lap 17 before Howland went back by him in turns one and two to regain the position a lap later.

Varin’s pressure on Barney eventually subsided as he lost ground in the final five laps. Barney was just too much for the Fonda, N.Y., driver as he went on to score the win with his solid efforts in traffic.

“I wasn’t getting impatient in traffic, I was just starting to do what they were doing and it wasn’t right,” commented Barney. “It screwed me up more than anything. I just had to go in the middle where I couldn’t see them. I had to go where I couldn’t see their braking point. I just had to do my own thing and let it roll.”

Varin’s second place finish was his second podium finish of Speedweek. He started the week off at Brewerton Speedway with a second and capped off the week in the very same spot. His car was great on the outside of the speedway until he felt like it just went away.

“We were real good tonight,” Varin said. “The car was phenomenal. It was a grind this week to say the least. We had two good finishes and two poor finishes. Tonight we were real fast up top there but it seemed like in one lap it was gone.”

Howland, of Union Springs, N.Y., knew it was going to be tough to challenge Barney from the pole. He worked the top early before moving to the bottom lane. This lane change allowed him to hold off Wight while going on to finish in third.

“I saw him (Wight) coming up underneath me on the fronstretch,” stated Howland. “I tried to take his line away coming into one on the bottom. I never saw him really after that. You can always hear the 99L. It was a good run there.”

Wight stayed one position behind Howland finishing in fourth with Chuck Hebing round out the top five.

ESS/Utica-Rome Notes – 32 Cars on hand for the final night of CNY Speedweek in front of one of Utica-Rome’s largest crowds ever…Mike Kiser, Jessica Zemken, Cory Sparks and Jeremiah Munson made first starts of Speedweek…Mahney and Varin did double duty racing in the Super DirtCar Series event where Varin took third…ESS will now have a weekend off before heading to Albany-Saratoga on July 15

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main –Jason Barney ($2,100), Danny Varin ($1,025), Bryan Howland ($800), Larry Wight ($680), Chuck Hebing ($590), Matt Tanner ($660), Steve Poirier ($580), Mike Mahaney ($445), Cory Sparks ($485), Jonathan Preston ($400), Shawn Donath ($435), Mike Stelter ($370), Paul Kinney ($300), Mike Kiser ($290), Jessica Zemken ($285), Jordan Thomas ($335), Jeff Cook ($325), Parker Evans ($300), Dylan Swiernik ($275), Tim Axton ($550), Brandon Kidd ($150), Dave Axton ($100), James Hanson ($275), Chad Miller ($275)

Did Not Qualify – Pete Richardson, Yan Bilodeau, Tommy Wickham, Scott Holcomb, Thomas Radivoy, Denny Peebles, Kelly Hebing, Jeremiah Munson

Lap Leaders – Barney (1-25).

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – C. Hebing, Wight, Evans, Sparks, Donath

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Tanner, Howland, Kinney, Poirier, Zemken

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Barney, Stelter, Preston, T. Axton, Hanson

Car Mate Trailers Heat 4 – Mahaney, Varin, Kiser, Thomas, Swiernik

Pinnacle Investments/Cobra Coaches Dash – Poirier, T. Axton, Thomas, Sparks

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Cook, Miller

Added Starters – D. Axton, Kidd

Bonuses:

Pinnacle Investments/Cobra Coaches Dash – Poirier ($125), T. Axton ($75), Thomas ($50), Sparks ($50)

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Wight (7 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Barney $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Cook $50

E&V Energy – Donath, Stelter $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary – Kidd $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Hebing $35

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time – Evans, Poirier, Barney, Varin $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – C. Hebing, Tanner, Barney, Mahaney $25

911 Restoration – Donath, Sparks $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – None - $200 at Albany-Saratoga July 15

Hoosier Tires – T. Axton $200

Vahlco Wheels – Tanner $190

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints: Web: www.empiresupersprints.com Twitter: @ESSprints

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmpireSuperSprints

Android App: Empire Super Sprints

 

 

Kyle Drum Wins Night two of Western Weekend at Mercer

(Mercer, PA) The story of the 2016 Patriot Sprint Tour season so far is Kyle Drum picking up two wins the last two weekends in the Jared Zimbardi back up machine.
Drum started on the front row and led all 25 laps to score the win on night two of Bonnell’s Collison Centers Western weekend at the Mercer Raceway Park.
Night one winner, Davie Franek, drew the pole position for the event but his right rear tire was going flat before the 25 lap event even started, Franek would have to go to the work area and would get two minutes and able to change it in time but would have to start at the rear of the field.
This put local favorite Dennis Wagner on the front row next to Kyle Drum and Drum was fast right out of the box as he grabbed the early race lead, but the first yellow was thrown as George Suprick suffered damage on the left rear wheel of his car which his night was ended quickly.
Drum restarted the field leading Wager, Mitch Brown and Jared Zimbardi but on lap six, Paul Habeck’s throttle stuck going down the back stretch causing him to flip and hit the turn four fence bringing out the events lone red flag.
The field was restarted once again as Drum was using the high lane to his advantage to keep Dennis Wagner from taking the race lead.
Mark Smith began to make some noise as he started 17th and got as high as fifth, however on lap 21, Smith lost his front brakes and was and was unable to continue and it would bring out the final yellow of the event.
Jared Zimbardi would get by both Mitch Brown and Dennis Wagner and would trail Kyle Drum on the restart. Zimbardi would pull alongside Kyle Drum on the restart but it would not be enough in the final four laps as Drum collected the victory over Jared Zimbardi, Dennis Wagner, Mitch Brown, and Steve Collins.
Drum also picked up the Shuttleworth’s Racing Bonus, Dave Just won the Stampede Steakhouse Final Finisher award and Derrick Juliano won the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the night,’ award. Jake Brown won the Evingham Site Excavation Dash for Cash event where heats were won by Scott Kreutter, Jared Zimbardi and Mitch Brown.
The Western Weekend concludes at the Eriez Speedway tonight (July 3, 2016) and many awards from Champion Power Equipment will be awarded for the driver’s participation.
Be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com and well liking ‘Patirot Sprint Tour’ on facebook and to follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.
The Patriot Sprint Tour is a traveling Sprint Car Series that visits tracks in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario.

Patriot Sprint Tour Bonnell’s Western Weekend Night 2
Mercer Raceway Park
A Main: KYLE DRUM (2), Jared Zimbardi, Dennis Wagner, Mitch Brown, Steve Collins, Joe Trenca, Paulie Colagiovanni, C.J. Jones, Davie Franek, Scott Kreutter, Jake Brown, Steve Glover, Gary Edwards, Dain Naida, Jake Muench, Darryl Ruggles, Jimmy Stitzel, Derrick Juliano, Dave Just, Mark Smith, Dalton Daniels, Paul Habeck, Chris Durand
Heat 1: Scott Kreutter, Kyle Drum, Jake Muench, Paulie Colagiovanni, Steve Glover, CJ Jones, Paul Habeck, Jimmy Stitzel, Dane Lorenc (DNS)
Heat 2: Jared Zimbardi, Dennis Wagner, Joe Trenca, Mitch Brown, Gary Edwards, George Suprick, Darryl Ruggles, Dalton Daniels, Derek Juliano (DNS)
Heat 3: Mitch Brown, Steve Collins, Davie Franek, Chris Durand, Dave Just, Mark Smith, Dain Naida, Scott Just
ESE Dash: Jake Brown, Dave Just, Paulie Colagiovanni, Jake Muench, CJ Jones, Chris Durand (DNS)

 

 

BADGER MIDGET AUTO ASSOCIATION RACE RESULTS
 

“Carson Macedo scores thrilling Pepsi Midget Nat’l victory”
“Ray, Rein & Ropp also score victories”

By Bryan Gapinski
Sun Prairie, WI, July 3---Race stories from all four divisions participating in the 35th annual Pepsi Midget Nationals Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway:
Carson Macedo took the lead the with five laps remaining to win the 35th annual Pepsi Midget Nationals, sanctioned by the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series. Macedo becomes the fourth driver to win the event in his first attempt joining: Rich Vogler (1985), Stevie Reeves (1991) and Christopher Bell (2014).
Macedo and Kunz/Curb-Agajanian teammate Spencer Bayston spent the majority of the event exchanging the lead on an extremely fast high groove track. Bayston jumped the cushion on Lap 30 flipping, bringing the event to a stop. Bayston was uninjured.
On the restart Macedo was flawless finishing three car lengths ahead of teammate Tanner Thorson, former event winner Zach Daum, Andrew Felker, and Holly Shelton. Shelton’s fifth place finish ties the best feature finish at the track for a female driver. The win was third straight Pepsi Nationals wins and fifth overall for car owner Keith Kunz.
Robbie Ray won his second 20-lap Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Series feature of the season at the track. Ray took the lead from Mitchell Davis on the second lap. Ray who spent the second of the event lapping slower cars, appeared headed for a four car length victory, when the caution appeared for a spun car on the final lap.
On the restart Ray driving the Mark Ray owned DRC/Honda No. 3 pulled away fro the field, finishing a half second ahead of series points leader Brandon Waelti. Davis, Aaron Schuck and Brad Greenup completed the top five.
Andy Rein won the 10-lap Lucas Oil POWRi North Outlaw Micro/ Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass co-sanctioned feature, leading the entire distance finishing ahead of Zach Boden, Jake Reif, Norm Ehrke, and Tory Strauss.
Warren Ropp led the entire distance winning the non-stop 20-lap Wisconsin Dirt Racing Legends feature.

SUMMARY
POWRi Midgets
35-lap feature: 1. Carson Macedo; 2. Spencer Bayston; 3. Zach Daum; 4.Andrew Felker; 5. Holly Shelton; 6. Ryan Robinson; 7. Jake Neuman; 8. Scott Hatton;9. Aaron Schuck; 10. Austin Prock; 11. Austin Brown; 12. Kaitlynn Leer; 13. Brayton Lynch; 14. Justin Peck; 15. Spencer Bayston; 16. Chad Boesflug; 17. Garrett Aitken; 18. David Budres; 19. Tucker Klaasmeyer; 20. Kyle Schuett; 21. Cody Weisensel; 22. Andy Baugh.
10-lap Semi feature Winner: Felker.
8-lap Heat Race Winners: Bayston, Shelton, Daum, Klaasmeyer.
Cars Present: 29

Badger Midgets
20-lap Feature: 1. Robbie Ray; 2. Brandon Waelti; 3. Mitchell Davis; 4. Aaron Schuck; 5. Brad Greenup; 6. Derek Childs; 7. Kurt Mayhew; 8. Andy Baugh; 9. Jeff Zelinski; 10. Buddy Luebke; 11. Kyle Koch; 12. Neil Weigen; 13. Tommy Bigelow; 14. Mike Stroik; 15. Scott Zane; 16. Randy Reed; 17. John Schulke; 18. Bryce Dunn; 19. Don Bigelow; 20. Ken Hanson; 21. Kendra Leer; 22. Johnny Murdock.
8-lap Heat Race Winners: D. Smith, Ray Waelti.
Cars Present: 22 Feature Lap Leaders: Davis 1, Ray 2-20.

600 Micros
10-lap Feature: 1. Andy Rein; 2. Zach Boden; 3. Jake Reif; 4. Norm Ehrke; 5. Tory Strauss; 6. Ty Spinger; 7. Dylan Larsen; 8. Dave Collins; 9. Tyler Tischendorf; 10. John Crimmins; 11. Zach Rein; 12. Denver Larsen; 13. Don Wickstrom; 14.Dustin Stefan; 15. Jake Goeglein.
8-lap Heat Winners: A.Rein, Springer.
CarsPresent: 16 Feature Lap Leaders: Rein 1-10.

 

 

Carney & Martin Capture “Boothill Showdown” Steve King Memorial Honors

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 3, 2016) – John Carney II and Jason Martin came away with the big money by winning Sunday night’s “Boothill Showdown” Steve King Memorial finale atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

Carney II pocketed a $10,000 winner’s share by winning a hard-fought 30-lap NCRA Sprint Car feature in the return of the Lubbock Wrecker Service/Steward Builders No. 11x Sprint Car, Martin wired the URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars for a $2,000 payday and Kiwi native Glenn Waterland completed a sweep of the weekend’s Colorado Lightning Sprints presented by Eagle Chassis action.

NCRA Sprint Cars

It was a car with a familiar look to long-time racing fans in Dodge City. But, rather than retired Garry Lee Maier, it was El Paso native John Carney II behind the wheel of the white Lubbock Wrecker Service/Steward Builders No. 11x Sprint Car.

Carney II slid past Show-Me Stater Brad Loyet on the 19th round, led a high-speed chase through traffic and then weathered one final caution with four laps to go to capture the $10,000 winner’s share in the 30-lapper.

“That car was locked down, they’re fun to drive when they’re that good,” Carney II said in victory lane.

It was the first weekend out for the newly formed team. “I really have to thank these guys. We put this together to just do a few hit-and-miss here and there. And look where we are now!”

Carney II had his work cut out for him, gridding the field sixth with Loyet and Friday night winner Jack Dover leading the way to the green flag.

Loyet won the race to the first corner, but Dover charged back in front down the backstretch to lead the opening lap. Loyet battled back in turns one and two on the second round to take command and paced the field while wading through a pair of cautions in the opening half-dozen circuits.

Getting a stretch of green flag laps beginning on lap seven, Loyet led the way in front of Dover and Carney II, who had waited just three laps to make his way into third. A three-way battle for the point was rapidly developing when traffic came into play on the 12th lap, only to be foiled when Dover grenade an engine going into turn three on the 14th round.

Back under way, Loyet took off briefly only to have Carney II closing back in to challenge just past the midway point. Carney II got the run he needed entering turns one and two on the 19th round and successfully slid into the lead.

With traffic back into play by the 21st lap, Loyet kept the heat on Carney II for the $10,000 victory until the red lights flickered with just four laps to go when Joe Wood, Jr., tagged the turn two wall and flipped at the same time that Forest Sutherland spun to a stop in turn three.

Carney II took off on the final restart and cruised to the checkered flag ahead of Loyet with Lincoln, Nebraska’s Don Droud, Jr., rounding out the podium in third. C.J. Johnson fought off Danny Jennings over the closing rounds for fourth, with Jennings settling for fifth after taking the position from defending Steve King Memorial winner Tony Bruce, Jr., just three laps shy of the checkered flag.

Bruce, Jr., settled for sixth with Jeremy Campbell climbing seven positions from 14th to seventh. After topping the 305-ci portion, Jason Martin rallied from 17th to eighth with 20th-starter Jon Freeman and Jake Greider completing the top ten.

URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars

Now a resident of Lincoln, Nebraska, Jason Martin rarely gets an opportunity to race in front of his native Liberal, KS, friends and family.

Martin took full advantage of the opportunity to do just that by leading wire-to-wire in the 25-lap URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car portion of the “Boothill Showdown” Steve King Memorial to take the $2,000 winner’s share.

“There was some bad boys behind me, I had to be on my A-game to keep them there,” Martin said after the triumph aboard the Trucks Plus/Midwest Linings No. 5x entry over a field of 39 competitors.

After a sixth-place run from 18th in Friday’s preliminary event, Martin earned a position in Sunday’s redraw after heat race action and pulled the pole starting position for the feature event with reigning track champion Luke Cranston alongside.

Martin gunned into the lead at the outset and kept Cranston at bay throughout, surviving three minor cautions in the opening 15 rounds and then one final stoppage after 22 laps when Keefe Hemel and Ty Williams went for a wild double-flip in turn two.

Martin held off Cranston on the final three-lap dash to the stripe with John Carney II tuning up for the NCRA portion of the event by taking the final podium position in third. Jeremy Huish was fourth with Mike Peters rounding out the top five.

Zach Blurton was sixth, with Zac Taylor, Taylor Velasquez, Lance Davis and 18th-starter Tyler Knight completing the top ten.

Colorado Lightning Sprints presented by Eagle Chassis

New Zealand native Glenn Waterland finished off a sweep of the weekend’s Colorado Lightning Sprints presented by Eagle Chassis competition by wiring the field in Sunday night’s 15-lap feature.

After taking control in the latter stages of Friday night’s preliminary feature, Waterland jumped into the lead at the drop of the green flag and led throughout in the non-stop affair to take top honors ahead of Blaine Schubarth and Johnny Boos.

Racing action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night, July 23, with a pivotal card of DCRP championship action featuring the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park

“Boothill Showdown” Steve King Memorial July 3 Results:

NCRA Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover, 2. 98-J.D. Johnson, 3. 22-Jesse Baker, 4. 85-Forest Sutherland, 5. 1J-Danny Jennings, 6. 88-Tony Bruce, Jr., 7. 72-Ray Seemann, 8. 81-Jon Freeman.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 18-Ryan Roberts, 2. O5-Brad Loyet, 3. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 4. 91-Jeff Stasa, 5. 17w-Harli White, 6. 51-Josh Fairbank. DNS: 21x-Taylor Velasquez.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 11x-John Carney II, 2. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 3. 5x-Jason Martin, 4. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 5. 20g-Jake Greider, 6. 11-Joe Wood, Jr., 7. 11k-Tyler Knight.

First Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 88-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 3. 20g-Jake Greider, 4. 53-Jack Dover, 5. 18-Ryan Roberts, 6. 85-Forest Sutherland, 7. 51-Josh Fairbank. DNS: 21x-Taylor Velasquez.

Second Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 1J-Danny Jennings, 2. 11-Joe Wood, Jr., 3. 98-J.D. Johnson, 4. 91-Jeff Stasa, 5. 11x-John Carney II, 6. 22-Jesse Baker. DNS: 11k-Tyler Knight.

Third Qualifier (8 Laps): 1. 17w-Harli White, 2. O5-Brad Loyet, 3. 72-Ray Seemann, 4. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 5. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 6. 5x-Jason Martin, 7. 81-Jon Freeman.

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 11x-John Carney II (6), 2. O5-Brad Loyet (1), 3. 1x-Don Droud, Jr. (5), 4. 45x-C.J. Johnson (4), 5. 1J-Danny Jennings (7), 6. 88-Tony Bruce, Jr. (10), 7. 10c-Jeremy Campbell (14), 8. 5x-Jason Martin (17), 9. 81-Jon Freeman (20), 10. 20g-Jake Greider (11), 11. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (22), 12. 91-Jeff Stasa (13), 13. 72-Ray Seemann (15), 14. 11-Joe Wood, Jr. (12), 15. 85-Forest Sutherland (18), 16. 17w-Harli White (8), 17. 22-Jesse Baker (16), 18. 53-Jack Dover (2), 19. 98-J.D. Johnson (3), 20. 18-Ryan Roberts (9), 21. 51-Josh Fairbank (19), 22. 11k-Tyler Knight (21).

URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 224-John Carney II, 2. 5x-Jason Martin, 3. 98-J.D. Johnson, 4. 18-Brandon Sprott, 5. 74-Barry Crane, 6. 17-Todd Plemons, 7. 24-Tim Snelling, 8. 03-Joe Wood, Jr. (Disqualified: weighed in below the minimum after finishing second).

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 2. 9d-Lance Davis, 3. 911-Ty Williams, 4. 11k-Tyler Knight, 5. 97-Brian Herbert, 6. 28-Tracey Hill, 7. 83-Austin McLean. DNS: 33k-Aaron Ploussard.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 11-Keefe Hemel, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 20b-Nate Berry, 4. 86-Zac Taylor, 5. 6m-Pat McVicker, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. 17x-Craig Jecha. DNS: 22T-Mike Taylor.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 10-Jordan Knight, 2. 2J-Zach Blurton, 3. 20-Luke Cranston, 4. 007-Jordan Randles, 5. 33-Koby Walters, 6. 84-Jack Dover, 7. 12-Darren Berry, 8. E85-Justin Pack.

Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 49x-Mike Peters, 2. 0-Steven Richardson, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 40J-Brandy Jones, 5. 6-Kaden Taylor, 6. 50-Jed Werner, 7. 21r-Jeff Radcliffe.

First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 17-Todd Plemons, 2. 74-Barry Crane, 3. 007-Jordan Randles, 4. 6-Kaden Taylor, 5. 28-Tracey Hill, 6. 83-Austin McLean, 7. 50-Jed Werner, 8. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 9. 21r-Jeff Radcliffe, 10. 12-Darren Berry. DNS: 22T-Mike Taylor.

Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 18-Brandn Sprott, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 20J-Brandy Jones, 4. 6-Pat McVicker, 5. 17x-Craig Jecha, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 8. 24-Tim Snelling, 9. E85-Justin Pack, 10. 84-Jack Dover (Disqualified: weighed in below the minimum after finishing second).

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 5x-Jason Martin (1), 2. 20-Luke Cranston (2), 3. 224-John Carney II (5), 4. 88J-Jeremy Huish (4), 5. 49x-Mike Peters (9), 6. 2J-Zach Blurton (10), 7. 86-Zac Taylor (11), 8. 21x-Taylor Velasquez (12), 9. 9d-Lance Davis (13), 10. 11k-Tyler Knight (18), 11. 49-Kris Moore (16), 12. 0-Steven Richardson (8), 13. 10-Jordan Knight (7), 14. 97-Brian Herbert (22), 15. 33-Koby Walters (17), 16. 17-Todd Plemons (19), 17. 11-Keefe Hemel (3), 18. 911-Ty Williams (6), 19. 20J-Brandy Jones (24), 20. 20b-Nate Berry (15), 21. 74-Barry Crane (21), 22. 18-Brandon Sprott (20), 23. 007-Jordan Randles (23), 24. 98-J.D. Johnson (14 – DNS).

Colorado Lightning Sprints presented by Eagle Chassis:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 2-Blaine Schubarth, 2. 29-Skylar Wissman, 3. 33-Davey McCrea, 4. 61-Jesse Fernandez, 5. 39x-Dakota Dillon.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 11c-Glenn Waterland, 2. 24b-Johnny Boos, 3. 31-Steve Becker, 4. 7L-Deneen Leturgez, 5. 39-Skeeter Sturgill.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 11c-Glenn Waterland, 2. 2-Blaine Schubarth, 3. 24b-Johnny Boos, 4. 29-Skylar Wissman, 5. 33-Davey McCrea, 6. 31-Steve Becker, 7. 7L-Deneen Leturgez, 8. 61-Jesse Fernandez, 9. 39-Skeeter Sturgill.

 

 

Elite Non-Wing Sprint Car Series @ Cotton Bowl Speedway, 7/2/16

By JM Hallas

Paige, TX.,(July 2nd, 2016) After a scorcher of a week it was time for some hot action on Cotton Bowl Speedway's semi-banked, 3/8 mile, clay oval. Tonight's races included the IMCA Modifieds, Southern Sportmods, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks along with the CBS Eco-stocks and an appearance by the Elite Non-Winged Sprint Cars.

The Elite Sprint Car Series runs under IMCA Racesaver rules, but without wings putting more in the hands of the driver. These non-winged warriors put on an awesome show, running on the ragged edge, sometimes going over that edge.

The IMCA and track classes begin the final half of their points season with battles shaping up and making every race important. The IMCA cars also run for state, regional and national points.

Anyone trying to run last weeks heavy, hammer down, track set up was in a for surprise as track conditions quickly went dry with the Sprinters knocking the top off, building a wall high cushion and laying down rubber off their larger rear tires. This made for a great multi-groove track throughout the night for all the classes.

Miller Masters Elite Main

Richard Miller(Terrell) and Justin Fifield put on a show for the fans during the first half of the 20-lapper for the Elite Sprints. The duo were pretty much in a class of their own as they exchanged perfectly executed slide jobs and crossover moves. Occasionally they tempted fate bouncing off the wall until Fifield jumped the turn 3 cushion, punched the wall and rolled. He walked away uninjured and left R. Miller to run unchallenged to the checkers.

As green waved on the 13-car field it was R. Miller beating Raven Culp into turn 1 for the lead. Michael Day, Fifield, Culp and Brandon Moeller fell in line for lap 1. Fifield then put a slider on Day to take the second spot and chased down R. Miller. Behind them Culp took third from Day while Johnny "Baja" Miller got by Moeller for fifth.

Blake Baccus brought out an early caution stopping in turn 3 on lap 3. That's when the fun began. Fifield dove under R. Miller in the turns, but the momentum up top kept R. Miller out front. On lap 4 Fifield put a slide job on R. Miller and into the lead back to the line on lap 5. For the next 5 laps R. Miller would put sliders on Fifield in turns 1 and 3, but Fifield would crossover and retain the lead.

Coming to halfway R. Miller was able to hold the advantage at the line over Fifield, Culp, Day and J. Miller. As Fifield challenged R. Miller on lap 10 he jumped the cushion, nosed into the wall and did several snap rolls collecting Culp in the process bringing out a red. Safety crews were quickly there to get Fifield out, but the car was hurt bad. Culp was not able to continue either.

On the restart it was R. Miller, Day and J. Miller pulling ahead until R. Miller began to stretch out his lead. The only thing to slow him was traffic, and that he diced through quickly, with some bold moves. As the white was shown R. Miller in the Wills Point Automotive, Wills Point Auto Sales, in-house powered, Maxim Chassis had a huge lead that he carried to the finish.

"Tonight you couldn't be scared of the outside wall," exclaimed Miller. "We were set up to run the top and hoping it would stay around. It did, it was right on the wall. The car was awesome. Running up by the wall kind of comes natural. There's a few times when you pucker up a bit in the middle of the turn when you see the wall coming. When your car is working good, it feels pretty comfortable. If it's not working good, yeah, it's a little sketchy."

"When we were trading sliders we were right against the wall and there was a few times I thought we'd get into it. After I got past him(Fifield) I saw the red come out and I hated to see it was him that brought it out. It looked like he got in a little deep and into the wall."

"This is our first race here this year, the earlier one got rained out, but we raced here twice last year. The first time we came it was heavy and rough, the second time it was dry as a powderhouse. It was real good tonight. I have a baseline set up that I go off of. We change a few little things. We mostly go for balance on the set up. Then we'll made a few changes from there."

"I have run some winged races, it's not really my style. They're a little too tight for me. I prefer a looser car. That's why I think the non-wing suits my style a little better."

Elite Sprint Series

34 Richard Miller, 2 Michael Day, 64j Johnny Miller, 39 Brandon Moeller, 6 Blake Moore, 16 Blake Baccus, 07j Chris Clark, 12 Justin Tyre,2w Dustin Welch, 2x Michael Oliver, 84 David Sherry, 49 Justin Fifield, 3 Raven Culp

Elite Sprint Series heats

Heat 1; 34 Richard Miller, 2 Michael Day, 3 Raven Culp, 12 Justin Tyre, 2w Dustin Welch, 6 Blake Moore, 07j Chris Clark---dns

Heat 2; 49 Justin Fifield, 64j Johnny Miller, 39 Brandon Moeller, 2x Michael Oliver, 16 Blake Baccus, 84 David Sherry

 

 

Golobic rounds up the Placerville Posse for first win of the season

By: Brad Kennedy
Placerville, CA (July 2)...The first of two nights of racing in three days kicked off Saturday at Placerville Speedway, with 25 Thompson’s Auto Center 360 Sprint Cars signed into the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. For the third round of the Placerville Posse Challenge, promoter Scott Russell and crew prepared a wide and racy surface for the evening.
In the 25 lap feature, #77 - Mike Benson of Calistoga and #22 - Shane Golobic of Fremont had the front row and led the field into turn one. Third starting Matt Peterson climbed pole sitter Mike Benson’s right rear tire in turn 1, with Peterson spinning to a stop in front of the field. Posse point leader Andy Forsberg was also involved as he made contact with Peterson, knocking the PT SHocks, Pit Stop USA 7c out for the remainder of the race.
For the restart, Shane Golobic got the jump over Benson and quickly took command of the event. Meanwhile, the race was heated for third as Andy Gregg, defending track champion Greg DeCaires, and points leader Mason Moore raced for position. On lap 5, Bobby Butler made contact with Jake Morgan while running outside the top ten, causing him to flip violently in turn three. Butler complained of an aching knee, but was reported to be otherwise unhurt.
With 8 laps complete, action was halted again as the evening's 3rd quick qualifier Cody Hodgson made heavy contact with the turn 4 wall abutment. Hodgson was ok, but was forced from the event with rear end damage to the car.
As the race went on, Golobic withstood some heavy pressure from Andy Gregg, but was never passed, as he would win his first race of the year at his favorite track over Gregg, Michael Kofoid who was third, while Greg Decaires and Mason Moore rounded out the top five. 07_02_2016_368c
"All the restarts gave Andy Gregg a lot of chances at me, and he's real good here", admitted Golobic in victory lane, "But, fortunately we were able to hold him off and get the win. I love coming here, as it's my favorite place to race. I was glad to be able to run double duty tonight. I wish I had gotten the win in both, but I will take this and be happy".
Heat race wins went to Andy Gregg, Jake Morgan, Matt Peterson, and Mike Benson, while Sean Becker set quick time and earned $100 courtesy from ADCO Driveline and Exhaust, with a lap of 11.126.
17 BCRA Midgets entered the night for their second trip of 2016 to the Placerville Speedway. The field took the green into turn one for 30 laps of action, with outside row 1 starter Britton Bock hitting the inside berm in turn one causing the car to bicycle and stall the motor.
A complete restart saw Taylor Simas lead the field over Cory Elliott. However, the caution would soon fly again as Maria Cofer spun in turn 1 and collected #77K Mark Maliepaard and #87 Bobby Wilson.
Once the race got going, Simas took a commanding lead over the field. In just 9 laps, Shane Golobic moved from his 15th starting spot up to fifth, and battled Sean Becker for 4th for multiple laps. Just past the ten lap mark, a torrid battle for 3rd between Brian Gard, Greg Bragg, Sean Becker, and Golobic preceded a stoppage as Golobic cut down a right rear tire on lap 15 and would be forced to pit before returning to action.
Taylor Simas continued to stay flawless when the race resumed, while Golobic charged from the rear of the field back to 3rd in the final 15 laps of the race. Simas cruised to his first Placerville Speedway win over second running Cory Elliott, while Golobic took home 3rd. Fourth was Greg Bragg while fifth went to Sean Becker.
"The track really started slicking off toward the end", Simas explained in the winner's circle. "The car was stuck really well on the bottom on entry, I just had to make sure I stayed glued to the bottom coming off. Luckily, we held held them off".
Heat race wins were captured by Simas and Bock.
21 Jay’s Mobile Welding & Fabrication Pure Stocks were on tap for their third round of the Posse Challenge series, and all 21 took the green flag for the start of their scheduled 25 lap feature. Jason Palmer and Chris Van Roekel led the field to green, with Palmer jumping out front early, and Dan Smith moving into second . Smith would use the bottom of turns 3 & 4, and take the lead at the line on lap 4.
Two laps later, #13x of Loren Chitwood would stop. After multiple cautions in the race, the distance was shortened to 15 laps after being scheduled for 20.
The last three laps would have a fierce battle between Dan Smith and Scott Grunert for the lead. Grunert took over the lead on the last lap, and went on to win his first feature of the season, over Smith, Russ Murphy, Jason Palmer and Chris Van Roekel. 07_02_2016_357c
"Patience paid off tonight", Grunert acknowledged on the front stretch after. "I knew as long as I got to (Smith's) door on the final lap, I had him. Just glad to get the victory here. It was a rough start to the season, but we are slowly picking up points here and there and gaining on them."
The three heat winners were Orville Owens, Rick Grunert, and Nick Baldwin.
17 Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models were signed into the Placerville Speedway, after the division had put on a stellar performance the weekend before. Front row starters Ray Trimble and Mike Lightfoot took the green and battled it out early, as the two swapped the lead back and forth for the opening three circuits. On lap three, Ryan McDaniel spun to a stop in turn three after heavy contact with Lightfoot to bring out the first caution of the main event.
On the ensuing restart, cousins Ray and Wayne Trimble had the front row and battled it out for family bragging rights, until Posse points leader McDaniel came to stop again with front end damage, ending his chances for two in a row.
As the race went on, Ray Trimble fended off multiple advances from his cousin Wayne and went on to win his second race of the year. Mike Lightfoot overtook Wayne Trimble in the closing laps for second, relegating Trimble to 3rd while Tom Tilford and Tyler Lightfoot competed the top five run down.
07_02_2016_320cTrimble was a happy guy in victory lane, noting that, "You have a lot of great racers here who are very fast. McDaniel, Lightfoot, they are all tough here. Anyone can win. I am super stoked to win again tonight".
Heat Race winners were Mike Lightfoot and Ray Trimble.
Placerville Speedway comes back with the 11th points race of the season, on Monday night the 4th of July. The evening will feature a three division program for 360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, and Pure Stocks. Jay's Mobile Welding & Fabricating once again steps up to bolster the purse for the Pure Stocks, offering $100 to start for all feature competitors.
After the night's racing program concludes, the lights around the facility will be turned off and the fans will be treated to a thrilling Fireworks show. 105.1 KNCI Radio has called the fireworks show at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds one of the "12 Best Local Places to Celebrate the 4th of July".
Pit gates open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM. Placerville track management encourages spectators to arrive early to secure a seat, as grandstand space for this event is always limited. Unfortunately, with the notable exception of reserved seating for season ticket holders, no saving of seats will be allowed.
For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.
Join the over 7700 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is now on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.
* Additional writing contributions by Dean Mills

 

Same Song, Same Verse As Kobs Continues Winning Ways At Cedar Lake New Richmond, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (7-2-16)

Tremendous summer weather on the Fourth of July weekend brought out a large crowd for the annual Firecracker Special at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday night July 2. For the first time ever, the UMSS Traditional sprint cars were part of this popular event at the western Wisconsin dirt oval. For anything but the first time, Rick Kobs of Deer Park continued his mastery of the high-banks and went on to record his fifth win of the season at Cedar Lake and sixth over all in the series this year. Kobs led all 25 laps in a race that went nonstop following an opening lap caution. In his usual low-key fashion, Kobs talked about the race and his success at Cedar Lake during his post-race victory interview with Marty Gallagher in Rock Auto Victory Lane. Kobs earned $500 for the win thanks to some help from GRP Motorsports and currently sits atop the Traditional Sprint Car Series point standings.

A very strong field of (21) Traditional sprint cars signed into the pits. That number was quickly pared down to twenty, as three-time champion Rob Caho, Jr. was not feeling well enough to race and decided to scratch for the evening. Three heat races with passing and finishing points determined the starting lineup for the 25 lap main event. The heat races, each of which ran caution-free, were won by Jimmy Kouba, Brian VanMeveren and Mike Mueller. Not only has Rick Kobs been really good on the track, but his luck at the draw has also been pretty decent this year as well. Coming from seventh to second in his heat race, Kobs earned the most points and the privilege of drawing first amongst the top four drivers in points. Kobs drew the pole position. Mike Mueller would start to his outside. Row two would have Jimmy Kouba and James Giossi. For the third time this season, Neal Matuska suffered a blown motor and was done for the night following his heat race. Two drivers were making their season debut, as 2012 Rookie of the Year Denny Stordahl and Joe Lallier were on hand. For Lallier, it was his first start ever in a Traditional sprint car.

The feature got off to a rough start, as contact on the opening lap exiting turn two between second row starters Jimmy Kouba and James Giossi resulted in Giossi's car riding the wall down the backstretch and coming to a stop in turn three with heavy front end damage. Kouba kept going, but his car had a flat right front tire and he headed to the work area to change it. A complete restart was in order minus the original second row cars. Kouba tagged the tail in the 18th starting spot. On the restart 2014 Champion Cam Schafer was called for jumping the start, as he pulled along the inside of rookie Kyle Wehking a little too early and actually hit the cone as well. This would result in a two position penalty at the next caution; however, the race ran nonstop 25 laps to the checkers so the penalty was assessed at the end. Kobs led all the way and was never seriously challenged for the top spot, as he raced up top around the high side throughout most of the race.

Schafer had a solid run forward from his 11th starting spot and crossed the finish line in second but was officially scored fourth. This moved Mike Mueller and Brian VanMeveren up one spot in the final rundown. Jake Kouba rounded out the top five. Rookie Ty Sampair turned in a nice run to finish sixth. Jimmy Kouba came all the way back up to seventh at the end without the benefit of a caution. Johnny Parsons III, Scott Brandt and Wehking completed the top ten. Giossi and Lallier were the only two cars unable to finish. Lallier coasted to a stop about 20 yards short of the finish line after shutting his car down on the final lap with an engine that was overheating. Despite his two position penalty, Cam Schafer still earned the $100 GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award with an official gain in positions of seven. The evening was capped off by the "traditional" and always fantastic Cedar Lake Speedway fireworks display.

The UMSS Traditional sprint cars return to the Cedar Lake Speedway next Friday and Saturday July 8-9 as part of the big World of Outlaws weekend. The Friday night July 8 show will also be the 24th Annual Kouba Memorial with the winner of the Traditional sprint car feature race (Ethel Kouba Memorial) slated to earn a record $1,100 and the winner of the UMSS winged sprint car feature (Earl Kouba Memorial) gunning for a $2,000 top prize. For the two UMSS divisions, their total purse is in excess of $16,000. With three distinct classes of the sprint cars on the program at Cedar Lake July 8-9, race fans will definitely want to make plans to be at CLS for this outstanding two-day show. Check out the schedule, results, points and other news for the Traditional Sprint Car Series on our website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the blue logo or follow us on Facebook. Here's hoping for some more great weather, great racing and fun times next weekend at CLS.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway July 2, 2016 (Race #11)

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[1]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 3. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[5]; 4. 14-Cam Schafer[11]; 5. 6-Jake Kouba[10]; 6. N1-Ty Sampair[7]; 7. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[3]; 8. 12-Johnny Parsons III[8]; 9. 7B-Scott Brandt[12]; 10. 12W-Kyle Wehking[9]; 11. 21J-Jori Hughes[14]; 12. 27-Mike Walters[6]; 13. 55-Joseph Kouba[15]; 14. 95-Kevin Bradwell[17]; 15. 29-Hunter Custer[13]; 16. 99-Bryan Roach[16]; 17. 34-Denny Stordahl[18]; 18. (DNF) 6L-Joe Lallier[19]; 19. (DNF) 11-James Giossi[4]; (DNS) 48-Neal Matuska; (DNS) 78-Rob Caho Jr.

Lap Leader: Kobs 1-25. Cautions: (1) yellow on opening lap for contact exiting turn 2 between 2k & 11. 11 out of race with front end damage after riding down backstretch wall. 2k tagged the tail after changing a flat right front tire in the work area. 14 crossed the finish line in second but was penalized two positions for jumping the restart. 14 still earned GRP Motorsports $100 Hard Charger Award with a +7.

Track Rat Photos Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[1]; 2. 11-James Giossi[4]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[3]; 4. 12W-Kyle Wehking[6]; 5. 7B-Scott Brandt[7]; 6. 55-Joseph Kouba[5]; 7. 34-Denny Stordahl[2].

Lap Leader: Jimmy Kouba 1-10. No cautions.

Meeks Video Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[1]; 2. 81-Rick Kobs[7]; 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III[4]; 4. 14-Cam Schafer[5]; 5. 21J-Jori Hughes[3]; 6. 95-Kevin Bradwell[2]; 7. (DNF) 48-Neal Matuska[6].

Lap Leader: VanMeveren 1-10. No cautions. 48 done for night with blown engine.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 2. N1-Ty Sampair[1]; 3. 27-Mike Walters[5]; 4. 29-Hunter Custer[3]; 5. 6L-Joe Lallier[6]; 6. 99-Bryan Roach[4]; (DNS) 78-Rob Caho Jr.

Lap Leader: Mueller 1-10. No cautions. Caho scratched for the night (not feeling well enough to race).

 

 

HAUDENSCHILD HUSTLES TO OHIO SPRINT CAR SERIES WIN AT NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, July 2, 2016 By Mike Swanger

Making their first visit ever to NAPA Wayne County Speedway on McDonalds night, the Ohio Sprint Car Series 25 lap feature was claimed by Wooster’s Jac Haudenschild as the Sprint Car Hall of Fame driver would slice and dice his way through the field from his 7th starting position and take the lead for good on lap 14 and pull away for the win, his second of the year at Orrville’s Historic track. Ryan Broughton would grab the lead from the pole position to set the early pace as fellow front row starter Jason Dolick would follow with Nick Patterson, Dean Jacobs and Haudenschild in tow after five laps. Driving the Miller owned #6, Haudenschild would leap frog over Patterson and Jacobs on the next circuit and two laps later took second from Dolick and set sail for Broughton, who had built up a sizable lead. The ‘Wild Child’ used his experience of the racing surface and caught up to Broughton and raced by on lap 14. The field would be bunched together after a lap 21 caution for Dolick and Ryan Myers and as the green flag returned, Broughton would bounce off the turn two guardrail and Jacobs and OSCS points leader Cole Duncan slipped past to trail Haudenschild at the finish line with Nick Patterson taking fifth. Broughton, Dolick and Patterson posted the heat wins. Dave Hornikel would lead the way for the opening 6 laps of the Harriger Towing Super Late Model feature but he had no breathing room as Ryan Markham, Doug Drown and Tyler Carpenter was on his bumper. Drown grabbed second from Markham on lap two and kept the pressure on Hornikel and when he bobbled in turn two, Drown and his Hall’s Auto Sales, Wooster Glass and Kar Connection #240 roared by and never looked back as the Wooster driver collected his second win of the season. Markham would take second from Hornikel on lap 11 with Carpenter moving to third with ten to go. Rick Bond would take fourth from Hornikel with four to go to claim fourth. Heat winners were Drown and Hornikel. JR Gentry barrel rolled twice in the first heat to stop the action, as he walked away with no injuries. Canton’s Paul Holmes went flag to flag for his second win in the Action Auto Body Super Stock main aboard the #68. Bob Daugherty took second from Nick Smith on lap four and pulled alongside Holmes on lap seven but got loose in turn four and that allowed points leader Tyler Thompson to take second. Thompson would stay glued to Holmes’ rear bumper but could never get around the winner. Daugherty would finish third followed by Smith and Gary Hensel Jr. Daugherty, Holmes and Brandon Gardner captured the heat wins as Paul Kern scored the last chance victory. Matt Aber would out race Justin Chance into turn one of the Kar Connection Rush Late Model feature and lead the way for the first 7 laps when the caution flag flew. On the double file restart, Aber took the outside position with Ashland’s Ryan Markham, who had taken second from Chance on lap 4, on the inside. Markham would use the low groove to take the lead. Charlie Duncan moved into second on lap 12, just before the red flag came out for Chuck Kimble, who was upside down in turn three as he would walk away okay. On this restart, Markham used the inside lane and kept Duncan at bay to park the Harriger Towing, H & T Demolition and Accu Shocks #5m in victory lane for the second time this year and expand his points lead. Dave Airgood won the heat. The front row of the WQKT Mini Stock feature had Stephen Crowe and Wes Staley there and Crowe would lead the way for the opening three laps when Staley took over for the next four circuits as Millersburg’s Dale Beckett and Chris Priebe right behind the whole time. Beckett and his Kaufman Country Market and M & S Concrete #4 would take the point on lap eight. Mitch Reichard found a groove he liked and moved past Priebe with three to go. As Beckett came out of turn four for the checkered flag, his car spit and sputtered and as he crossed the finish line, went up in smoke but beat Reichard by a quarter of a car length for his second win of the season. Priebe was third as Moose Workman and Crowe filled out the top five. Beckett, Dustin Ragan and Doug Hensel paced the heat races. First heat winner Daryl Conkle and Brandon Gardner led laps in the Flat Track Cart feature but it was second heat winner Chuck Conway leading the last eight laps for the win. Conkle would finish second with Coty Conway, Gardner and Chase Camillo filling out the top five. All drivers were once again pursuing Contingency Connection Racer Rewards that are worth over $100,000 for the season at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. The Harriger Towing Super Late Models take center stage next Saturday with round two of the Attica Raceway Park/ NAPA Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model Challenge. The Fisher Performance Sprints, Action Auto Body Super Stocks, Kar Connection Rush Late Models, WQKT Mini Stocks and the Flat Track Carts all will be in action also. Check out the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for all the latest news about the track.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, July 2, 2016 OHIO SPRINT CAR SERIES Fast Qualifier Jac Haudenschild 14. 208 seconds Heat 1 Ryan Broughton, Dean Jacobs, Jac Haudenschild, Sam Ashworth, Jordan Ryan, Kirk Jeffries, Josh Davis, Butch Beasley, Tyler Dunn Heat 2 Jason Dolick, Cole Duncan, Danny Smith, Mitch Harble, Danny Mumaw, Nate Reeser, Cody Gallogly dns, Dave Smith dns Heat 3 Nick Patterson, Shawn Valenti, Ryan Myers, Shawn Hubler, Troy Kingan, Clay Riney, Kris Davis, Adam Cruea dns Feature Jac Haudenschild, Dean Jacobs, Cole Duncan, Ryan Broughton, Nick Patterson, Danny Smith, Jordan Ryan, Sam Ashworth, Mitch Harble, Ryan Myers, Shawn Valenti, Troy Kingan, Dave Smith, Shawn Hubler, Clay Riney, Kirk Jeffries, Josh Davis, Tyler Dunn, Kris Davis, Jason Dolick, Butch Beasley, Danny Mumaw, Nate Reeser dns, Cody Gallogly dns, Adam Cruea dns

HARRIGER TOWING SUPER LATE MODELS Heat 1 Doug Drown, Rick Bond, Ryan Markham, Larry Bellman, Don Conley, Matt Irey, Brad Malcuit, Wayne Maffett Jr., JR Gentry Heat 2 Dave Hornikel, Tyler Carpenter, Jerry Aber, Cody Scott, DJ Miller, Scott Smith, Ashley Todd, Jeff Wages, Andrew Myers, Jim Nicely dns Feature Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Tyler Carpenter, Rick Bond, Dave Hornikel, Cody Scott, Brad Malcuit, Matt Irey, Larry Bellman, Scott Smith, Ashley Todd, Wayne Maffett Jr., Jeff Wages, Jerry Aber, Andrew Myers, DJ Miller, Don Conley, Jim Nicely dns, JR Gentry dns

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS Heat 1 Bob Daugherty, Nick Smith, Todd Sherwin, Don Rutt, Darren Dawson, Don Lehman, Tim Myers, Dustin Daughertty Heat 2 Paul Holmes, Brandon Craver, Tyler Thompson, Chase Alexander, Gary Hensel Jr., Chris Albright, Tod Beviloqua, Todd Gallion Heat 3 Brandon Gardner, Tyler Nicely, Jordan James, Bubba Smith, Cliff Staley, Steve Ott, Eric Eicholtz, Paul Kern, Ryan Leathers ‘B’ Main Paul Kern, Tim Myers, Steve Ott, Chris Albright, Ryan Leathers, Eric Eicholtz, Don Lehman, Tod Beviloqua, Dustin Daugherty dns, Todd Gallion dns Feature Paul Holmes, Tyler Thompson, Bob Daugherty, Nick Smith, Gary Hensel Jr. Bubba Smith, Tyler Nicely, Tim Myers, Cliff Staley, Todd Sherwin, Darren Dawson, Don Rutt, Paul Kern, Chris Albright, Chase Alexander, Brandon Gardner, Ryan Leathers, Jordan James, Brandon Craver, Steve Ott dns

KAR CONNECTION RUSH LATE MODELS Heat 1 Dave Airgood, Chuck Kimble, Matt Aber, Justin Chance, Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, Jamie Wrightsman, Tommy Johnson, Cody Endlich Feature Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, Matt Aber, Justin Chance, Dave Airgood, Jamie Wrightsman, Tommy Johnson, Chuck Kimble, Cody Endlich

WQKT MINI STOCKS Heat 1 Dale Beckett, Stephen Crowe, Moose Workman, Mitch Reichard, Rod Daugherty, Brian Tomblin, Dakota Wells, Brent Boreman, Michael Rose Heat 2 Dustin Ragan, Chris Priebe, Corey Mills, Jim Burns, Jess Hensel, Brad Hensel, Cory Staley, Colton Priebe Heat 3 Doug Hensel, Wes Staley, Rick Bays, Braden Wert, Dustin Bedlion, Tim Workman, Richard Retton, Briana Hensel Feature Dale Beckett, Mitch Reichard, Chris Priebe, Moose Workman, Stephen Crowe, Rod Daugherty, Braden Wert, Corey Mills, Dakota Wells, Briana Hensel, Brent Boreman, Wes Staley, Dustin Bedlion, Dustin Ragan, Michael Rose, Doug Hensel, Brian Tomblin, Richard Retton, Jim Burns, Jess Hensel, Rick Bays, Colton Priebe, Tim Workman dns, Cory Staley dns,

FLAT TRACK CARTS Heat 1 Daryl Conkle, Brandon Gardner, Corey Camillo, Coty Conway, Jason Flory, Derrick Bond Heat 2 Chuck Conway, Justin Bond, Chase Camillo, Cameron Camillo, Ethan Rutherford Feature Chuck Conway, Daryl Conkle, Coty Conway, Brandon Gardner, Chase Camillo, Mark Uhler, Derrick Bond, Justin Bond, Corey Camillo, Cameron Camillo, Ethan Rutherford

 

 

Steve Poirier Wins Again at Fulton Speedway with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints on Night #4 of Donath Motor Worx CNY Speedweek

By MIKE MALLETT

FULTON, NY – Steve Poirier has been consistent in the first two events of Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Donath Motor Worx Central New York Speedweek. The consistency though had yet to bring him a checkered flag as he scored a pair of third place finishes in the opening rounds before Friday night’s rainout.

All the St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que, driver needed to get back to Victory Lane was a return trip to the Fulton Speedway. Poirier snatched the lead away from Jason Barney at the midway point of the Mach 1 Chassis A-Main. He then held off Barney and Chuck Hebing for his third consecutive win with the series at the Oswego County track and his fourth career overall. Poirier regained the overall championship point lead as well as adding points to his SUNY Canton Series and NAPA Auto Parts US Series totals.

“This track is awesome for me,” stated Poirier. “We’ve had a lot success in the past. I’m really happy with the ending tonight.”

Kelly Hebing started on the pole for the first time with the Empire Super Sprints alongside track Modified regular Larry Wight. Wight earned the advantage at the green flag jumping to the outside of the speedway in turns one and two. Wight stayed planted to the top in turns three and four holding the lead.

Wight was in the top spot when the red flag was needed on lap six for Lee Sanders who flipped several times on the backstretch. Thankfully Sanders was unhurt in the incident.

Once cars were pushed off and racing got back up to speed it was all Wight at the front of the field. Wight held off Jason Barney as they raced through the first and second corners at the green. At the same time Poirier lurked back in the fourth position on the speedway as he waited for an opportunity.

Keith Granholm's slowing car brought out another caution at lap 12. While under the yellow, Wight’s right rear tire began losing air which forced him to head to the pit area handing the lead over to Barney. As the field was realigned for the green flag, Wight’s crew was able change the tire. He rejoined at the tail of the field.

Barney road the bottom to lead at the halfway point after the restart but it was Poirier rocketing around Hebing to take second then challenging Barney. Poirier went to the top on lap 14 to drive around Barney for the race lead as they raced off of the second corner. Once he got the lead, Poirier stayed on the top of turns one and two while dropping right to the bottom of corners three and four.

“I changed the shocks and the wing under the caution,” said Poirier. “On that restart I hit it good. The adjustments that I made under the yellow were perfect. Then I had the preferred lane.”

Poirier kept the lead while Barney now contended with the elder Hebing for second. Hebing worked the outside with Barney refusing to give up on the bottom of the speedway. It ended up costing him the spot on lap 20.

Sammy Reakes’ night ended on lap 23 as he caught a yuke tire in the first turn shattering the frontend on his No. 17. The local favorite was towed to the pits after the contact. Under the caution Poirier's motor starting showing some smoke.

A large plume of smoke came out of Poirier’s car on the restart. The motor began popping as he came down the frontstretch. Even with the motor going sour. Poirier was able to hold off Hebing and Barney as he led the final two laps for the win.

“We were pretty lucky there at the end,” mentioned Poirier. “I think we were running on seven cylinders. The track was so slippery that it might have helped me. I didn’t know if I should get out leading but the engine survived. Hopefully it’s not a major thing.”

Hebing had his best run of the week coming home in second. The Ontario, N.Y., pilot has been strong but poor starting positions had made his week difficult. On this night he was just a bit short of being able to challenge Poirier.

"Steve and I rolled the top a little better and Jason stayed down on the bottom and that hurt him,” commented Hebing. “I started blocking Jason a little bit there at the end. My car was good. Steve was lucky the race was ending because he was having some problems there. I just wasn’t quite good enough.”

Barney had his second consecutive Speedweek podium finish. The Brewerton, N.Y., admitted that he should have made more of an effort to run up on the high-side of the speedway. Not going there on the restart was the difference maker as he allowed Poirier to shoot around him for the lead.

“I’m a little disappointed with myself,” said Barney. “I’m happy with the racecar. We had fast race cars as Chuck was second and I was third with our X-1 Race Cars. I just messed up on that last restart. I had a lot of gear in the car. I was hoping to ride around on the bottom and make a drag race out of it. That top of one and two was really good. I should have tried it more, but I lived and died by the bottom tonight.”

Bryan Howland was solid again at Fulton Speedway finishing in the fourth spot while Wight regrouped from his flat tire to advance all the way back up to fifth.

ESS/Fulton Speedweek Notes – A solid field of 33 sprints in the pits for what turned into night #3 of Donath Motorworx CNY Speedweek…New entries were Larry Kelleher, Jordan Thomas, Kelly Hebing, Steve Doell, Paul Pekkonen and Zach Weigand…Yan Bilodeau flipped during his heat was out for the night…Steve Poirier leads Chuck Hebing and Larry Wight in Speedweek Points going into the final night at Utica-Rome

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Steve Poirier ($2,250), Chuck Hebing ($1,025), Jason Barney ($800), Bryan Howland ($655), Larry Wight ($565), Paul Kinney ($660), Danny Varin ($430), Shawn Donath ($520), Parker Evans ($460), Matt Tanner ($500), Cory Turner ($385), Larry Kelleher ($320), Jordan Thomas ($300), Tim Axton ($290), Mike Stelter ($360), James Hanson ($330), Jeff Cook ($100), Kelly Hebing ($275), Dave Axton ($375), Sammy Reakes IV ($275), Pete Richardson ($325), Jonathan Preston ($300), Keith Granholm ($325), Lee Sanders ($275)

Did Not Qualify – Scott Holcomb, Thomas Radivoy, Zach Weigand, Steve Doell, Keith Prutzman, Brandon Kidd, Chad Miller, Yan Bilodeau, Paul Pekkonen

Lap Leaders – Wight (1-12), Poirier (13-25)

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Howland, Barney, Richardson, Tanner, Sanders

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Evans, T. Axton, K. Hebing, Stelter, Reakes IV

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – C. Hebing, Varin, Poirier, Granholm, Turner

Car Mate Trailers Heat 4 – Wight, Kinney, D. Axton, Hanson, Kelleher

Pitre Painting/Cobra Coaches Dash – Tanner, Stelter, Granholm, Hanson

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Donath, Thomas

Added Starters – Cook, Preston

Bonuses:

Pitre Painting/Cobra Coaches Dash – Tanner ($125), Stelter ($75), Granholm ($50), Hanson ($50)

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Donath (13 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Poirier $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Donath $50

E&V Energy – D. Axton $100

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary – Richardson $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Wight $35

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Howland, Evans, C. Hebing, Wight $25

911 Restoration – Evans, Turner $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – $200 Poirier - $100 July 3 at Utica-Rome

Hoosier Tires – Preston $200

Vahlco Wheels – Kinney $190

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, Einstein Construction Group, SUNY Canton, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, Insinger Performance, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Beard Sewer and Drain, Cobra Coaches, 911 Restoration, Westward Painting Company, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, Panther Frameworx, YorkMont Auctions,, Engler Machine and Tool, Northwood 2 Construction, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

From Must See Racing

OVID, Mich. – Jimmy McCune and Jason Blonde put on one of the most memorable shows in Must See Racing Sprint Car Series history on Saturday night at Owosso Speedway, with McCune ultimately topping the Firecracker 50 for his fifth victory of the season and making history in the process.

In a feature that saw four overall lead changes, including two inside the final nine laps, McCune dove to the inside of Blonde in turn four coming to five laps to go as Blonde washed up the race track – taking the lead for good after Blonde had passed him on the outside just three laps before.

McCune ultimately rocketed away to a 4.277-second victory at the twin checkers, but the win was made more significant in multiple ways.

Not only did the third-generation racer win the first Must See Racing event held since the loss of his grandfather, Irish Jim McCune, in early June – he also tied Brian Gerster’s all-time series wins record with 16 career victories in the process.

“Man, what a battle that was,” McCune laughed in victory lane. “That was a lot of fun. I didn’t know if I was going to get another shot at him when he passed me, but I stood on the gas, roasted the (right rear) tire off and when I did get back in front of him, I took his lane away. The lapped traffic may have helped us a little bit at the end, but all in all, we got the win and it was a great night.”

After a 10 was rolled on the inversion die by Blonde, who scored his fifth-career Must See Racing Quick Time Award earlier in the night with a blistering lap of 12.962 seconds, young gun Grant Galloway started on the pole with a host of hounds behind him at the initial green flag.

However, it didn’t take long for chaos to strike.

Going down into turn one, eighth-starting Brian Gerster wheel-hopped over the right-rear tire of Ryan Gillenwater, after Gillenwater shot from the bottom lane up the race track. The loss of traction sent Gerster straight into the outside wall in turn one, demolishing the right side of his No. 50M Dick Myers Racing Mopar sprinter and ending his night.

“We were on the outside row, and he (Gillenwater) just locked up his brakes and shot up the track from the bottom,” Gerster explained. “He came right into our path and I had nowhere to go. Not sure if someone checked up in front of him or what happened, but he changed lanes without signaling and we ran over his right rear (tire).”

“Unfortunately it was another hard hit for the race team and tore the car up pretty bad, but we’ll bounce back, get things fixed up again and be back before too long.”

The incident drew a six-minute red flag for cleanup, and forced a complete restart as no laps were officially completed. Once the green flag flew again, Jerry Caryer shot around Galloway from the outside pole and took the early lead as Galloway fell back through the field.

While Galloway was falling, Blonde was rising. He had moved up to fourth in less than two laps and by lap five, he was on the podium in third as Tyler Roahrig began to pressure Caryer for the top spot.

Caryer led the race until the ninth round, when Roahrig edged ahead by .024 of a second at the stripe before clearing the No. 75C in turns one and two. From there, the Plymouth, Ind. native began to check out – leading by nearly three-quarters of a second and turning back every challenge that was thrown at him through the race’s first half.

McCune dispatched Caryer for second on lap 11 and gave chase to Roahrig, but it wasn’t until the lap after halfway – the 26th round – that the reigning series champion used slower traffic to get around Roahrig and take the lead for the first time on the night.

Though Roahrig had another look to the inside two laps later, he quickly lost touch with McCune as they fought through traffic – falling off by 3.3 seconds before a timely caution flew with 17 laps to go, with Grant Galloway coasting to a stop down the backstretch.

The yellow restacked the field for one final restart, and Blonde took full advantage, surging around Roahrig on the outside and giving quick chase to McCune as the laps started to tick off. By the time the field hit 10 to go, Blonde was on McCune’s tail-tank and waiting to strike.

He got his chance in turns three and four on lap 42, when McCune wiggled and couldn’t cut up in front of Blonde off the bottom, allowing the No. 42 Bingham Farms entry to storm to the lead after spending several laps trying to work McCune over from up high.

That effort would prove to be Blonde’s undoing, however, as his right rear tire wore further and further and he began sliding up the track on the exits of the corners. McCune stayed patient, slipped back by on the inside coming to five laps to go and vanished into the night as Blonde hung onto a fading car for second.

“I just got too sideways (running the top) every lap and it kept burning that (right-rear) tire off,” Blonde admitted. “I’ll tell you what, though – I could run it in so hard, and that’s what got me to Jimmy. It worked for a while, but just didn’t work long enough. If the feature had been five laps shorter, we might have won it, but it wasn’t meant to be tonight. This is still a great result for our team and I’m proud of everyone who got us here.”

Roahrig ended up on the podium in third after leading 17 laps in the first half of the race.

“We struggled a lot in practice with the car being super-tight, got that fixed, and then just got too loose during the feature as the run went on,” Roahrig explained. “The first 25 laps we were really good, and we just lost that edge once we got to halfway. I’m not complaining, though … running (third) to Jimmy McCune and Jason Blonde – two of the best ever in the sport – is nothing to hang your head about and I’m honored to be a part of this with those guys.”

National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom was fourth and Jerry Caryer rounded out the top five.

Blonde’s fast qualifying effort earlier in the night tied him with McCune for third on the series’ all-time qualifying list. Doug Stepke, Gillenwater and McCune won their respective heat races.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to Owosso Speedway for their next series event, scheduled for Aug. 6.

For more information on the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series, including race results, upcoming events and team and driver news, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Firecracker 50/50; Owosso Speedway; July 2, 2016

Engine Pro Time Trials (best of two laps): 1. #42 – Jason Blonde, 12.962; 2. #50M – Brian Gerster, 13.031; 3. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.055; 4. #10 – Chris Neuenschwander, 13.158; 5. #45 – Ryan Gillenwater, 13.230; 6. #81 – Brad Wyatt, 13.395; 7. #22 – Derek Snyder, 13.472; 8. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 13.504; 9. #64 – Tyler Roahrig, 13.559; 10. #75C – Jerry Caryer, 13.573; 11. #12T – John Turnbull Jr., 13.663; 12. #12 – Grant Galloway, 13.664; 13. #9L – Kris Leming, 14.186; 14. #25 – Doug Stepke, 14.286.

Mahle First Heat (15 laps): 1. Doug Stepke, 2. Grant Galloway, 3. Kris Leming, 4. Jerry Caryer, 5. John Turnbull Jr. (DNF).

SpeedPro Second Heat (15 laps): 1. Ryan Gillenwater, 2. Jeff Bloom, 3. Tyler Roahrig, 4. Brad Wyatt, 5. Derek Snyder (DNF).

Engine Pro Fast Car Dash/Third Heat (15 laps): 1. Jimmy McCune, 2. Chris Neuenschwander, 3. Jason Blonde, 4. Brian Gerster.

A-Main (50 laps): 1. #88 – Jimmy McCune [7]; 2. #42 – Jason Blonde [9]; 3. #64 – Tyler Roahrig [3]; 4. #26 – Jeff Bloom [4]; 5. #75C – Jerry Caryer [2]; 6. #10 – Chris Neuenschwander [6]; 7. #22 – Derek Snyder [13]; 8. #45 – Ryan Gillenwater [5]; 9. #25 – Doug Stepke [11]; 10. #9L – Kris Leming [10]; 11. #12G – Grant Galloway [1]; 12. #81 – Brad Wyatt [12]; 13. #12T – John Turnbull Jr. [14]; 14. #50M – Brian Gerster [8].

 

 

Sodeman Wins Again on Auto Racers for KidsNight; Drum, Preist, Holden, Heim, Paden, and Simmons also Stars

(Mercer, PA July 2, 2016): Jack Sodeman, Jr. rode the tribute car to an impressive $4,000 feature win on Auto Racers for Kids Night at Mercer Raceway Park. Sodeman, who once donated all of his winnings back to the children's charity after a winning drive, said "we're going to give something back to the charity, for sure, but they're not getting it all this time. We're not having that great of a year like we had that year."

Also earning top honors were Kyle Drum (Patriot Sprint Tour), Andy Preist (Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors), Jimmy Holden (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds), Bobby Heim (Precise Racing Products Open Stocks, Kenny Meadows (Rock Concrete Modified Lites), Isaac Paden (Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks), and Jordan Simmons (Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints).

While some may say that Sodeman benefited from a late race caution to set up his winning move on the restart, he did not see things that way. "Either way, we had things covered." Sodeman explained "my car was working pretty good in the inside of three and four, and the top wasn't working so good for him (Spithaler) any more." Spithaler confirmed that his car just got too loose as the race went on. Brandon Spithaler jumped out to the early lead in the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprint Car feature. Brandon Matus raced in second, with Sodeman, Adam Kekich, and Michael Bauer in tow. Spithaler rode the rim to a sbustantial lead, and Matus also put some distance between himself and the third place car of Sodeman.

As the race continued, Spithaler encountered heavy traffic. It did begin to slow his pace, but Matus could not capitalize upon that development. He retired from contest before he could challenge for the lead. Sodeman took up the effort, and as Spithaler struggled in traffic, Sodeman began to close rapidly.

On lap 20, when Sodeman was but a few carl lengths behind the leader, a caution was displayed for Dan Kuriger, who could not clear the turn four pit gate. That put Sodeman right on Spithaler's tail for the restart.

When the race resumed, Spithaler had a car length on Sodeman. That went away quickly, however, as Sodeman dove to the inside as they raced thriugh turns one and two. Sodeman powered off the second corner with the lead, as Spithaler slid up the track. He kept his foot on the pedal, and re-entered the track close to Sodeman. However, Sodeman had the better line now, and he was able to gain a couple of car lengths on Spithaler as they headed toward turn three.

Sodeman's car was working to perfection in the final laps, as Spithaler seemed to lose his grip. Sodeman sailed under the checkers to get the win, with Spithaler and Kekich trailing. Jared Zimbardi was fourth. Mark Smith, driving a car with a 360 powerplant, was fifth.

Michael Bauer, Justin Barger, Dane Lorenc, George Hobaugh, Jr., and Andy McKisson rounded out the top ten.

The heat winners were Brandon Matus, Kuriger, and Jimmy Morris. Matus' win against the other top qualifiers was good enough to earn the pole position. Zimbardi was the evening's fastest qualifier, with a lap of 14.118 seconds.

Kyle Drum led wire to wire in the Patriot Sprint Tour feature event despite several interruptions. Drum was challenged twice on restarts, once by Dennis Wagner and once by Jared Zimbardi, but he kept his momentum up on the cushion each time, and was able to pull away. Drum, whose year started with some hard luck, followed by several missed races, has found new life in a borrowed car. "To get this opportunity, two wins in two weeks, I couldn't be happier."

Finishing second was his brother-in-law and car owner, Zimbardi. "It's a one-two finish for us, it doesn't matter if I won, or if he did. It's all the same. Still, Zimbardi is looking to regain his winning form. After starting the year with five victories, he is in a bit of a dry spell.

Taking third was New Castle's own Dennis Wagner. "We've had mostly bad luck, this is just our fourth time out, so we're pretty happy."

Mitch Brown raced in the top five the entire way, and was fourth at the finish. Mark Smith had advanced from seventeenth to fifth, and was challenging Brown for several laps before retiring from the contest on lap 21. That gave the position over to Dr. Steve Collins.

Joe Trenca was sixth. Paulie Colagiovanni held off C.J. Jones for seventh. Davie Franek climbed from last to ninth. Franek was supposed to start on the pole, but a flat tire sent him to the pits for a fresh right rear tire, and he was forced to start the feature in last. Scott Kreutter was tenth.

Paul Habeck took a nasty tumble in the third turn during the feature. It was nearly the same spot where Scott Just flipped in his heat race. Neither driver was injured.

The heat wins went to Kreutter, Zimbardi, and Mitch Brown. The dash went to Jake Brown. There was no B Main.

In the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Andy Preist found the outside groove to his liking. He drove by Darin Gallagher and Devin Litwiler in the first and second turns to take the lead. Once out front, Preist was able to pull away to a comfortable advantage. "Ever since we flipped a couple of weeks ago, we've struggled to get going on these slippery tracks, tonight I just threw some stuff that I thought would work, and it was pretty good." He added, "I could run wide open in one and two and to be able to do it this late in the night, it's pretty good."

Gallagher eventually worked past Litwiler, who held on for the third position. Mike Marano, II was fourth, and Jacob Gomola fifth. Last week's winner, Gregg McCandless, wound up in sixth. Greg Dobrosky hled on for seventh, despite a collapsed nose win on his machine. Eric L. Williams, George Hobaugh, Jr., and Harold Braden Jr., rounded out the top ten.

Gallagher and Gomola were the victors in the qualifying rounds.

Kyle Fink and J.R. McGinley paced the start of the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified feature event. Fink got the early advantage, as he was working the outside groove to perfection. However, he took the inside line for the lap nine restart, and that may have been his undoing. McGinley grabbed the lead, and Fink slid back in the running order.

Jimmy Holden was worried about his set-up at the start of the race, and as the laps clicked off, he got angry about it. "I was mad at my dad for the set-up he put on; I was mad at myself, frustrated; the wrong gear, the wrong tire, the wrong set-up; we changed everything' finally, I just got mad and put my right foot down, I didn't care what I had left for tires, I just had to prove a point, and what do you know, it got going."

Holden was able to chase down McGinley. A pair of cautions put them side by side for the last two restarts. On the first, McGinley was able to pull away from Holden, who was having trouble negotiating the outside of turns one and two. However, on the second try, Holden found some bite, and he powered around McGinley.

In the final rounds, Lonny Riggs moved into second, but he had neither the time nor the speed to catch Holden. Fink rebounded to get third. McGinley was fourth and Frank Guidace had fifth. Jeff Schaffer, Sr. took sixth, ahead of Garrett Krummert, Kevin Hoffman, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., and Paul Moyer completed the top ten.

Fink and Riggs were the heat winners.

Bobby Heim was the surprise winner of the Precise Racing Products Open Stock Car race. Heim was racing in third on the white flag lap, but the leaders, Ryan Moyer and Leigh Wheeler, tangled midway down the backstretch on the last lap. As their cars slid toward the infield, Heim saw the opportunity to slip by on the outside. Taking second was Curt Bish. Last week's winner, Shawn Smith, finished in third. William Hurrelbrink was fourth. Wheeler was fifth. Moyer, who seemed to have victory in hand, was placed in sixth due to a rough driving penalty for the last lap incident with Wheeler. Pat Fielding did not start the event. Wheeler was the heat winner.

Kenny Meadows regained the lead after Mark Marcucci tangled with a lapped car. Meadows led the rest of the way to victory in the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites. Shane Pfeuffer passed Jacob Bova with two laps remaining to get second. Bova held off Doug Jones and Kurt Eckstrom. Marcucci came back through the field to earn sixth, ahead of Mike Flockerzi, Vivian Jones, Shane Webb, and Jason Johnson. The preliminaries belonged to Doug Jones and Mark Marcucci.

Isaac Paden swept into the lead on lap three of the Mini Stock finale presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. Rick Feely took second with just two laps to go. Todd Hanlon crossed in third, but was disqualified for failing to go through post-race tech. That moved Tyler Fulton up a notch. Karleee Longwell and William Haylet was scored in fourth and fifth. Pete Blazak, Shane Shook, and Tyler Young completed the running order. Summer Pitts was unable to start the race. The heat winner was Isaac Paden.

Jordan Simmons snared his fourth consecutive feature win in the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints. Simmons fell back to fifth on the start, and then steadily moved forward. On lap seven he took the lead away from Roman Jones. Sammy Darby led the first two rounds. The finish was Simmons, Jones, Darby, Chase Matheney, Ayden Cipriano, Maddie Bova, and Austin Cavanaugh. Simmons doubled up with a heat win as well.

July 9 will be a Saturday Night Live! program, with the exception of no 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints. The 410 Sprints will be back on July 16, as part of the rescheduled Mid-Season Championships. This will be the first of two Meet Your Heroes Nights Presented by Herr's Snacks. It will also be the American Cancer Society Racing for a Cure Night and Twin State Fan Club Night.

4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints: Jack Sodeman, Jr., Brandon Spithaler, Adam Kekich, Jared Zimbardi, Mark Smith, Michael Bauer, Justin Barger, Dane Lorenc, George Hobaugh, Jr., Andy McKisson, A.J. Flick, Scott Priester, Brent Matus, Dan Shetler, Dan Kuriger, John Garvin, Brandon Matus, Jimmy Morris, Paul Kish.

Patriot Sprint Tour: Kyle Drum, Jared Zimbardi, Dennis Wagner, Mitch Brown, Steve Collins, Joe Trenca, Paulie Colagiovanni, C.J. Jones, Davie Franek, Scott Kreutter, Jake Brown, Steve Glover, Gary Edwards, Dain Naida, Jake Muench, Daryl Ruggles, Jimmy Stitzel, Derrick Juliano, David Just, Mark Smith, Dalton Daniels, Paul Habeck, Chris Durand, George Suprick, Scott Just (DNS), Dane Lorenc (DNS).

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Andt Preist, Darin Gallagher, Devin Litwiler, Mike Marano, II, Jacob Gomola, Gregg McCandless, Greg Dobrosky, Eric L. Williams, George Hobaugh, Jr., Harold Braden Jr., Dakota Schweikart, Cody Bova, Mike Miller.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, Lonny Riggs, Kyle Fink, J.R. McGinley, Frank Guidace, Jeff Schaffer, Sr., Garrett Krummert, Kevin Hoffman, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Paul Moyer, Kyle Holden, Chad Gumpp, Kevin Greene, Jason Sines, Rich Whitney, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Tommy Kristyak.

Precise Racing Products Open Stocks: Bobby Heim, Curt Bish, Shawn Smith, William Hurrelbrink, Leigh Wheeler, Ryan Moter, Pat Fielding (DNS).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Kenny Meadows, Shane Pfeuffer, Jacob Bova, Doug Jones, Kurt Eckstrom, Mark Marcucci, Mike Flockerzi, Vivian Jones, Shane Webb, Jason Johnson, Dusty Frantz, Josh Christopher, Glenn Teeters, Evan Kornbau, Reece Shelton, Chris Robinson.

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Isaac Paden, Rick Feely, Tyler Fulton, Karleee Longwell, William Haylett, Pete Blazak, Shane Shook, Tyler Young, Summer Pitts (DNS), Todd Hanlon (DQ).

Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints: Jordan Simmons, Roman Jones, Sammy Darby, Chase Matheney, Ayden Cipriano, Maddie Bova, Austin Cavanaugh.

 

 

Dover Victorious in NCRA Sprint Action at Dodge City Raceway Park!

Dodge City, Kansas – July 1, 2016 - Jack Dover took the lead on lap five and never looked back to claim his first National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car feature victory of the season Friday night at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas on the first night of the “Boothill Showdown” Steve King Memorial.
Tony Bruce, Jr., aboard the Danny King #88 owned sprinter, started on the pole for the twenty lap feature and took the lead at the start. A quick caution fell on lap two when Taylor Velasquez and Josh Fairbank tangled in turn two.
The restart saw Bruce pacing the field before Dover, aboard the Moss Racing Engines-powered Home Pride/Certified Transmission #53 Eagle chassis, took the lead down the front stretch on lap five. From there the Nebraska driver survived a late race caution with six laps to go and go on to claim the victory and become the eighth different series feature winner in the past eight events held at the speedway.
Fellow Nebraska driver Ryan Roberts came home a strong third while John Carney II edged Danny Jennings for fourth.
The three, eight lap heat races for the twenty-three car field were won by Joe Wood, Jr., Bruce and Carney while Danny Wood claimed the twelve lap “B” feature.
The annual “Boothill Showdown” Steve King Memorial will conclude tonight at Dodge City Raceway Park with $10,000 going to the night’s feature finale winner.
NCRA Sprints
Dodge City Raceway Park/Dodge City, Kansas
July 1, 2016
23 Cars
1st Heat: 1) 11-Joe Wood, Jr., 2) 81-Jon Freeman, 3) 53-Jack Dover, 4) 85-Forest Sutherland, 5) 22-Jesse Baker, 6) 81w-Danny Wood, 7) 51-Josh Fairbank, 8) 20g-Jake Greider.
2nd Heat: 1) 88-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2) 18-Ryan Roberts, 3) 1J-Danny Jennings, 4) 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 5) 91-Jeff Stasa, 6) 98-J.D. Johnson, 7) 11k-Tyler Knight, 8) 17w-Harli White.
3rd Het: 1) 11x-John Carney II, 2) 45x-C.J. Johnson, 3) O5-Brad Loyet, 4) 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 5) 5x-Jason Martin, 6) 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 7) 72-Ray Seemann.
B Feature: 1) 81w-Danny Wood, 2) 22-Jesse Baker, 3) 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 4) 72-Ray Seemann, 5) 51-Josh Fairbank, 6) 17w-Harli White, 7) 20g-Jake Greider. DNS) 98-J.D. Johnson, 11k-Tyler Knight.
A Feature: 1) 53-Jack Dover, 2) 88-Tony Bruce, Jr., 3) 18-Ryan Roberts, 4) 11x-John Carney II, 5) 1J-Danny Jennings, 6) 81-Jon Freeman, 7) 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 8) O5-Brad Loyet, 9) 81w-Danny Wood, 10) 45x-C.J. Johnson, 11) 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 12) 5x-Jason Martin, 13) 85-Forest Sutherland, 14) 91-Jeff Stasa, 15) 72-Ray Seemann, 16) 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 17) 22-Jesse Baker, 18) 17w-Harli White, 19) 11-Joe Wood, Jr., 20) 51-Josh Fairbank.

 

 

Davie Franek steals night 1 of Bonnell’s Western Weekend at Little Valley Speedway

(Little Valley, NY) The race of the year so far was put on for the great fans of the Little Valley Speedway as Davie Franek edged out Jared Zimbardi and Mark Smith to pick up round one of the Bonnell’s Collision Centers Western Weekend.
Hometown favorite Jared Zimbardi and former PST Series champion Scott Kreutter brought the 20 car field to the green flag and it was Kreutter that took the lead on the outside over Zimbardi and Joe Trenca who was running third at the time.
As the field worked down the back stretch for the first time, Dave Just flipped his No. 54j to bring out the only red flag of the event. Just would seek medical attention but would be okay after the scary crash that occurred on the back stretch.
Zimbardi and Kreutter would bring the field back to green as Zimbardi would try to hold the bottom line entering corner one and two as Kreutter would scoot on by to grab the lead and Zimbardi would fall back to second.
Davie Franek and Mark Smith both started in row three as they began to make their charge to the front behind Zimbardi and Kreutter where Franek would eventually get by Zimbardi for that second spot as Kreutter began to build an early advantage on the entire field.
As laps ticked by, lap traffic soon became a factor where on lap 16, Kreutter got stuck behind lap traffic which allowed Zimbardi and Franek to gain the ground that was lost in the earlier part of the event. It was then on lap 17 that Zimbardi and Franek were both able to get by Kreutter, and then Mark Smith soon got by Kreutter one lap later.
The final five laps would not disappoint for the fans of Cattaraugus County as Zimbardi and Franek would battle for the $4,000 check with Mark right behind them. After Frenek would lead lap 20, he would then trail Zimbardi for the race lead, who reclaimed it back on lap 21.
As the white flag was displayed, Zimbardi was running the middle line of the race track in one and two as Franek found something on the bottom as they entered the back straightaway.
Franek would then put it in hard into three and four as the two were side by side coming to checkered flag, however, it was Davie Franek just sealing off the No. 35 of Zimbardi to steal the win, Mark Smith would finish third, followed by Scott Kreutter, and Kyle Drum completed the top five.
Also with the win, Franek would pick up the Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the Deal’ award worth $50. Despite being involved in an early caution, Steve Collins was able to weave his way back through the field and come home with a seventh place finish, and earning the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ worth $50. Dan Bennet was the final car to take the checkered flag which earned him the stampede steakhouse ‘final finisher’ award worth $50.
Be sure to join us tonight (July 2, 2016) at the Mercer Raceway Park as we enter round No. 2 of Bonnell’s Collision Center Western Weekend. For more information, please be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com. You can also like Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook, and you can also follow us on Instagram and Twitter @PatriotSprints.
The Patriot Sprint Tour is a traveling 360 Sprint Car Series that visits tracks in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario.

Patriot Sprint Tour Bonnell’s Western Weekend- Little Valley Speedway
July 1, 2016
A Main: DAVIE FRANEK (2), Jared Zimbardi, Mark Smith, Scott Kreutter, Kyle Drum, George Suprick, Steve Collins, Paulie Colagiovanni, Jimmy Stitzel, Paul Habeck, Dane Lorenc, Tyler Graves, Darryl Ruggles, Josh Azzi, Steve Glover, Dan Bennett, Joe Trenca, Scott Just, Dave Just, Justin Barger (DNS), Steven Hutchinson (DNS)
Heat 1: Justin Barger, Scott Kreutter, Paulie Colagiovanni, Kyle Drum, Steve Collins, Dane Lorenc, Jimmy Stitzel
Heat 2: Jared Zimbardi, Davie Franek, George Suprick, Paul Habeck, Dave Just, Dan Bennett, Steven Hutcinson Jr
Heat 3: Joe Trenca, Mark Smith, Scott Just, Darryl Ruggles, Josh Azzi, Tyler Graves, Steve Glover
ESE Dash: George Suprick, Kyle Drum, Steve Collins, Dave Just, Paulie Colagiovanni, Darryl Ruggles
Shuttleworth’s Seals the Deal Raicng Bonus: Davie Franek
Stampede Steakhouse ‘Final Finisher:’ Dan Bennett
Caseys Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night:’ Steve Collins
PST American Standings: 1) 35-Jared Zimbardi (1544) , 2) 00-Dane Lorenc (1427), 3) 25H- Paul Habeck (1365), 4) 54J- Dave Just (1225), 5) 25G-Tyler Graves (1205), 6) 121-Steve Glover (1144), 7) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni (893), 8) 67r- Pete Richardson (873), 9) 48Jr- Darryl Ruggles (848), 10) 67- Steve Collins (784)

 

 

Dover & Cranston Top Boothill Showdown Prelims

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 1, 2016) – Nebraska’s Jack Dover and reigning track champion Luke Cranston took top honors on the opening night of Dodge City Raceway Park’s “Boothill Showdown” Steve King Memorial by winning Friday’s features.

While Dover raced to victory lane in the 20-lap NCRA Sprint Car feature and Cranston topped the 20-lap URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature, Glen Waterlund made a trip to victory lane as well by winning the 12-lap Colorado Lightning Sprints presented by Eagle Chassis main event.

In the 20-lap NCRA Sprint Car feature, Springfield, Nebraska’s Dover tuned up for Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win finale by racing past reigning Steve King Memorial champion Tony Bruce, Jr., on the fifth round en route to victory lane.

“It’s a lot of fun when your car is working like that one was,” Dover said after his fourth triumph of the season aboard the Moss Racing Engines-powered Home Pride/Certified Transmission No. 53 Eagle.

Dover gridded the feature field third and chased pole starter Bruce, Jr., in the early rounds after a quick caution on the second lap for a turn two tangle involving Taylor Velasquez and Josh Fairbank.

Dover edged ahead of Bruce, Jr., at the stripe on the completion of the fifth lap and then worked traffic the rest of the way to secure the victory with just one more caution appearing with six laps to go.

Dover cruised to the stripe ahead of Liberal, KS, native Bruce, Jr., in the Danny King No. 88 entry with a second Cornhusker rep on the podium with Ryan Roberts capturing the show position. El Paso’s John Carney II battled past Danny Jennings in the closing laps to capture fourth with Jennings rounding out the top five.

Jon Freeman crossed the stripe in sixth with Don Droud, Jr., in seventh. Brad Loyet rebounded from an excursion through the infield on the fourth lap and rallied back through the field to finish eighth with Danny Wood and C.J. Johnson completing the top ten.

In the 20-lap URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature, Luke Cranston took advantage of a lap six restart and never looked back en route to his second consecutive DCRP triumph aboard the Myers Racing Engines/S&S Trailer Sales No. 20 entry.

“The car was working really good early on, it felt like it slowed a little later in the race though,” Cranston commented.

If it lost any speed at all, it wasn’t noticeable as Cranston weathered several cautions along the way to capture the victory in the first URSS National event of the season.

While Cranston rallied from the sixth starting position to take the lead away from Darren Berry on a lap six restart, the battle for position in his wake was intense throughout with current DCRP points leader Taylor Velasquez ultimately making his way into the runner-up position by sliding past Mike Peters with the white flag in sight.

Peters settled for third behind Cranston and Velasquez with Steve Richardson finishing fourth after losing a pair of positions following a lap 13 caution. Ty Williams raced from 14th to round out the top five with the top passing jobs turned in by Jason Martin (18th to sixth) and Zach Blurton (20th to seventh).

In Colorado Lightning Springs presented by Eagle Chassis action, Glen Waterlund took advantage of a mid-race caution to pick up the victory.

Davey McCrea led the opening handful of circuits before surrendering the point to Blaine Schubarth on the sixth round, only to have the move negated by a caution.

Restarting in third, Waterlund capitalized by racing into the lead by the eighth round and the holding the top spot the rest of the way ahead of Johnny Boos and Schubarth.

The “Boothill Showdown” Steve King Memorial concludes on Saturday night with $10,000-to-win NCRA Sprint Cars, $2,000-to-win URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Cars and Colorado Lightning Sprints.

Dodge City Raceway Park

“Boothill Showdown” Steve King Memorial July 1 Results:

NCRA Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 11-Joe Wood, Jr., 2. 81-Jon Freeman, 3. 53-Jack Dover, 4. 85-Forest Sutherland, 5. 22-Jesse Baker, 6. 81w-Danny Wood, 7. 51-Josh Fairbank, 8. 20g-Jake Greider.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 88-Tony Bruce, Jr., 2. 18-Ryan Roberts, 3. 1J-Danny Jennings, 4. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 5. 91-Jeff Stasa, 6. 98-J.D. Johnson, 7. 11k-Tyler Knight, 8. 17w-Harli White.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 11x-John Carney II, 2. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 3. O5-Brad Loyet, 4. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 5. 5x-Jason Martin, 6. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 7. 72-Ray Seemann.

“B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 81w-Danny Wood, 2. 22-Jesse Baker, 3. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 51-Josh Fairbank, 6. 17w-Harli White, 7. 20g-Jake Greider. DNS: 98-J.D. Johnson, 11k-Tyler Knight.

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover, 2. 88-Tony Bruce, Jr., 3. 18-Ryan Roberts, 4. 11x-John Carney II, 5. 1J-Danny Jennings, 6. 81-Jon Freeman, 7. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 8. O5-Brad Loyet, 9. 81w-Danny Wood, 10. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 11. 10c-Jeremy Campbell, 12. 5x-Jason Martin, 13. 85-Forest Sutherland, 14. 91-Jeff Stasa, 15. 72-Ray Seemann, 16. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 17. 22-Jesse Baker, 18. 17w-Harli White, 19. 11-Joe Wood, Jr., 20. 51-Josh Fairbank.

URSS vs. Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 83-Austin McLean, 2. 0-Steven Richardson, 3. 49-Kris Moore, 4. 11-Keefe Hemel, 5. 31m-Eric Matthews, 6. 20b-Nate Berry, 7. 20J-Brandy Jones, 8. 3-Ryan Walters.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 28-Tracey Hill, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 9d-Lance Davis, 4. 911-Ty Williams, 5. 86-Zac Taylor, 6. 98-J.D. Johnson, 7. 97-Brian Herbert, 8. 74-Reed Bernbeck.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 12-Darren Berry, 2. 10-Jordan Knight, 3. 224-John Carney II, 4. 17x-Craig Jecha, 5. 18-Brandon Sprott, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. 33k-Aaron Ploussard. DNS: 22T-Mike Taylor.

Heat Four (8 Laps): 1. 6-Kaden Taylor, 2. 9-John Webster, 3. 21r-Jeff Radcliffe, 4. 2J-Zach Blurton, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. 11k-Tyler Knight, 7. 6m-Pat McVicker, 8. E85-Justin Pack.

Heat Five (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 50-Jed Werner, 3. 49x-Mike Peters, 4. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 5. 33-Koby Walters, 6. 84-Jack Dover, 7. 5x-Jason Martin.

First “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 2. 21r-Jeff Radcliffe, 3. 11-Keefe Hemel, 4. 33-Koby Walters, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. 11k-Tyler Knight, 7. 18-Brandon Sprott, 8. 1x-Cody Lampe, 9. 74-Reed Bernbeck, 10. 6m-Pat McVicker, 11. 3-Ryan Walters, 12. 33k-Aaron Ploussard. DNS: 22T-Mike Taylor.

Second “B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 86-Zac Taylor, 2. 5x-Jason Martin, 3. 2J-Zach Blurton, 4. 17x-Craig Jecha, 5. 98-J.D. Johnson, 6. 97-Brian Herbert, 7. 31m-Eric Matthews, 8. 20J-Brandy Jones, 9. 20b-Nate Berry, 10. E85-Justin Pack, 11. 9d-Lance Davis, 12. 84-Jack Dover.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 49x-Mike Peters, 4. 0-Steven Richardson, 5. 911-Ty Williams, 6. 5x-Jason Martin, 7. 2J-Zach Blurton, 8. 83-Austin McLean, 9. 12-Darren Berry, 10. 11-Keefe Hemel, 11. 50-Jed Werner, 12. 21r-Jeff Radcliffe, 13. 10-Jordan Knight, 14. 9-John Webster, 15. 28-Tracey Hill, 16. 6-Kaden Taylor, 17. 86-Zac Taylor, 18. 224-John Carney II, 19. 03-Joe Wood, Jr., 20. 49-Kris Moore.

Colorado Lightning Sprints presented by Eagle Chassis:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 01-Darren Hillberg, 2. 2-Blaine Schubarth, 3. 61-Jesse Fernandez, 4. 39x-Dakota Dillon, 5. 1h-Rick Hench, 6. 7L-Deneen Leturgez.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 24b-Johnny Boos, 2. 33-Davey McCrea, 3. 29-Skyler Wissman, 4. 11c-Glen Waterlund, 5. 23-Cullen Potoker, 6. 39-Skeeter Sturgill, 7. 31-Steve Becker.

“A” Main (12 Laps): 1. 11c-Glen Waterlund, 2. 24b-Johnny Boos, 3. 2-Blaine Schubarth, 4. 33-Davey McCrea, 5. 23-Cullen Potoker, 6. 61-Jesse Fernandez, 7. 31-Steve Becker, 8. 39x-Dakota Dillon, 9. 7L-Deneen Leturgez, 10. 01-Darren Hillberg, 11. 39-Skeeter Sturgill, 12. 29-Skyler Wissman.

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Four drivers scored their first wins of the season at Attica Raceway Park Friday, July 1 in front of a standing room only crowd.

Genoa, Ohio’s Brian Lay earned his first in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature that was a make-up event from a May 20 rain-out. In the Baumann Auto Group Night feature for the division Millersburg’s Rob Chaney would score his first win of 2016. Ontario, Ohio’s Cody Scott took the lead with just four laps to go to earn his first victory of the year in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models while Fremont, Ohio’s Dustin Keegan nursed his dirt truck to his first victory. Sandusky, Ohio’s Kyle Capodice took the lead with four laps to go to score his second win of his career and of the season in the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints.

In the 410 make-up feature, Lay’s engine began to sputter from over-heating with just a hand full of laps remaining but he was able to nurse it home ahead of a charging Byron Reed for his third career Attica win.

“She was getting a little warm there. She was 230 on that last restart with 10 laps to go and there was no way I was pulling off. We crossed the line at 240…hopefully everything is alright,” said Lay beside his Robert Mucha Law; Seagate Sandblasting; Varga Farms; American Quality Stripping; Dave Story Equipment; Wood County Collision backed machine.

“The cautions fell perfect for me. I was just getting into lapped traffic and just starting to move through cars and I knew they had to be catching me. The caution would come out and I was like ‘thank you, thank you, thank you. We’ve had a really consistent year this year. Last year was just one of those years you just have to forget and this is how you do that,” added Lay.

In the night’s regular feature for the 410 sprints Chaney would survive after he and DJ Foos got together while battling for the lead in lapped traffic which also collected third place Reed with 11 laps to go. Chaney was able to keep going while Foos and Reed spun. Chaney then had to hold off Travis Philo who went to the tail after an opening lap tangle.

“We actually silently started getting good with this car …we had a 15th here and I know it sounds funny but we felt like we had made progress. Then we ran seventh at Wayne County. We took speedweek off…that was disappointing but we just weren’t organized, we were having troubles and we needed to regroup. Obviously it worked,” said Chaney beside his Stan Cortad Racing, Custom Chrome Plating backed machine.

“Hats off to Stan and his guys obviously we brought a nice piece. It’s good to be up here…it’s been awhile. These races get harder and harder to win. We struggled for a year and half…we had no speed and tonight we had speed all night. We figured some stuff out with our cars and it’s made me comfortable and I can drive them again,” added Chaney.

In a wild late model feature that saw first Doug Drown and Mike Bores tangle while battling for the lead in lapped traffic and then Bores and Devin Shiels get together late in the race battling for the lead with Bores spinning and then Scott charging around Matt Irey with just four laps to go to score his second career win at Attica.

“I kept trying to show him (Irey) my nose a little bit. We definitely had some luck with Doug and Mikey but we’ll take it. We’ve been down on ourselves for awhile. We took a month and half off to regroup and figure out what we’re doing. This one is sweeter than my first one,” said Scott beside his MR Trucking; CLR Truck Repair; Fultz Fabrication; Innovative Graphics; JC Racing Parts; Malcuit Racing Engines backed #92.

“Ever since I was little my dad preached patience. Running the bottom I kept going in too hard and skated across the track and I did it on the last lap and I thought someone was going to get by. I want to thank my family…they are over working on this all the time. We got tore up at Oakshade last weekend and they were working on the car before I even got off work,” Scott added.

Capodice would drive under race long leader Paul Weaver with just four laps to go and drove to his second win in the 305 sprint feature that went non-stop and took only six minutes to complete the 25 laps.

“I knew I couldn’t get off the bottom. I was looking at the high side and there really wasn’t anything up there. I can’t thank Jimmy Phelps and Jamie Adams for coming on board a couple of races ago. He’s been a big help to us. And my dad…he works his tail off each and every night. I have to thank my girlfriend and my brother and my whole family. This one is for my grandma whose battling cancer,” said Capodice beside his Darmofal Racing; Franklin Sanitation; Fred Wolff Auctioneer; Synergy General Trades backed #12.

Dustin Keegan, a former Attica track champion, saw something fly through the hood of his dirt truck with just a lap to go. The motor started missing but Keegan held off Cory McCaughey for his first ever Attica win.

“I saw something fly through the hood and it started missing. I don’t think it blew up because it was still running. I didn’t care if it blew up…I wasn’t quitting. I wanted my first win at Attica so bad,” said Keegan beside his Snyder’s Floor Covering; LST Excavating; Kevin Walby Construction, Green Creek Lawn Care; ProTops Custom Canvanses; Firestone Complete Auto Care; York Fabrication backed #17x.

Lay and Reed brought the field to green for the make-up 410 feature with Lay gaining the advantage. Lay would begin pulling away from Reed, D.J. Foos, Chris Andrews, Tyler Gunn and Trey Jacobs until the caution flew on lap three. When the green flew so did Lay with Reed trying to hold off Andrews for second.

Just as Lay was entering lapped traffic with 10 laps scored the caution would fly giving him a clear track. When the green flew so did Lay as Reed continued to have his hands full with Andrews while Foos, Trey Jacobs, Dean Jacobs and 15th starter Rob Chaney giving chase.

Just past the half way point the leaders encountered heavy lapped traffic and Lay’s lead began to disappear as Reed closed. But, a caution with 10 laps to go would give Lay the open track he needed. Lay got a great restart and pulled away while Reed had to once again contend with Andrews with Dean Jacobs, Chaney, Foos and Trey Jacobs in pursuit.

With five laps to go Lay’s engine started to misfire and Reed closed once again with Dean Jacobs racing into third. As they took the white flag Reed was all over Lay’s rear bumper. Lay was able to nurse his car home for the win with Reed, Dean Jacobs, Andres and Chaney rounding out the top five.

In the night’s regular 30-lap 410 sprint feature Trey Jacobs and Gunn brought the field to green. Near disaster was avoided when Gunn got sideways in front of the field, collecting Caleb Griffith and Travis Philo. Gunn was done for the night but Griffith and Philo made repairs and rejoined the field. On the ensuing green Foos grabbed the lead over Trey Jacobs, Andrews, Chaney, Jimmy Colvin, Duane Zablocki, Dean Jacobs and Stuart Brubaker.

Andrews grabbed second on lap six but Trey Jacobs and Chaney would make it a three way battle as Foos began to pull away. Chaney took third on lap eight just as the caution flew. On the restart Foos was again able to pull away while Andrews worked hard to try and hold off Chaney, Trey Jacobs and Dean Jacobs. Chaney moved into the runner-up spot on lap 13.

By lap 16 the leaders raced into heavy lapped traffic and Chaney quickly closed on Foos. On lap 18 as they battled for the lead and sliced and diced in traffic, Foos and Chaney would make contact exiting turn four with Foos spinning and collecting third place Reed. Foos and Reed were able to rejoin the tail of the field but Chaney now held the point.

On the restart Reed would stop on the track. When the green flew again Chaney pulled away from Andrews, Dean Jacobs, Trey Jacobs and a fast closing Philo. While everyone – except Chaney – was utilizing the bottom of the track, Philo worked to top to drive into second with nine laps to go.

Chaney held a minimal lead over Philo as Andrews and Dean Jacobs battled for third. Lapped traffic would come into play with three laps remaining but Chaney picked his way through to drive to the win over Philo, Dean Jacobs, Andrews and Trey Jacobs.

The 25 laps late model feature would see pole-sitter Mike Bores grab the early lead but Doug Drown would grab the top spot on lap two with Matt Irey, Scott and Steve Kester in tow. Following a lap three caution, Drown and Bores would pull away slightly from Irey who had his hands full with Scott. Behind the top four a terrific battle ensued involving Kester, Ryan Markham, Mathew Chapman and Devin Shiels.

As the laps ticked off Drown couldn’t shake Bores who ran within a car length while Irey, Scott and Shiels entertained with their battle for third. Just as the leaders were racing into lapped traffic, Drown got held up and slide up the track and Bores drove under in turn three and the pair made contact, sending Drown spinning.

On the restart Bores led Irey, Shiels and Scott. Over the next hand full of laps it was a tremendous battle for the lead. Shiels would grab second on lap 14 and he and Irey would pressure Bores. With five laps to go Shiels would get into the back of Bores entering turn two with Bores spinning.

When the green flew Shiels now had to deal with Irey for the lead with Scott, Mathew Chapman, Markham, Larry Kingseed and Brad Malcuit in pursuit. With four laps to go it was Irey who would get into the back of Shiels as Irey grabbed the lead with Scott moving into second.

Scott would be patient and stayed glued to the bottom of the track and drove into the lead with three laps to go. Irey would mount a last lap challenge but Scott held on for the win. Irey, Shiels, Markham and Malcuit would round out the top five.

Luke Griffith and Paul Weaver brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Weaver gaining the advantage. Weaver set a torrid pace, driving into lapped traffic by the 10th circuit. Griffith would close with John Ivy, Rick Peterson and Capodice staying close as well. Capodice drove into third on lap 15 as Weaver sliced through traffic with Griffith closing to within a car length on several occasions.

With six laps remaining Capodice was able to take second and two laps later drove under Weaver for the lead. Capodice stayed on the bottom of the track and took the checkers over Weaver, Griffith, Peterson and Ivy.

Keegan and McCaughey brought the field to green for the 15-lap dirt truck feature with Keegan gaining the advantage. A couple of early race yellows were the only thing to slow a great battle between Keegan and McCaughey. Keegan and McCaughey would run nose to tail and on occasion side by side while Dana Fry, Keith Sorg, Brandon Leighton and Jeff Ward gave chase.

Keegan’s truck began to slow with three laps remaining and McCaughey tried everything to get around. Keegan hit his marks perfectly and held on for the win over McCaughey, Fry, Sorg and Ward.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action on Sutton Bank/Central Ohio Farmers Night, Friday, July 8 with the Rick’s Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprinters coming to town along with the late models as part of the Attica Raceway Park/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Series Challenge and the 305 sprints.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park

Baumann Auto Group Night

Friday, July 1, 2016

Starting Position [*]

410 Sprints – O’Reilly Auto Parts

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 9x-Rob Chaney[2] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[8] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 7. 11-Shawn Hubler[7] ; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[4] ; 9. 22-Cole Duncan[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams[8] ; 4. 73-Chris Andrews[4] ; 5. 40-Mark Imler[1] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[6] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[3] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[7] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 9R-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[6] ; 3. 9C-Jimmy Colvin[1] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[8] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 7. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 14H-Todd Heller[2] ; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 4. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[6] ; 5. 11-Shawn Hubler[4] ; 6. 2+-Brian Smith[8] ; 7. 14-Daryl Daugherty[7] ; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[5]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 9x-Rob Chaney[5] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[16] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 4. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[10] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[12] ; 10. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 11. 9C-Jimmy Colvin[8] ; 12. 40-Mark Imler[14] ; 13. 14H-Todd Heller[17] ; 14. 7-Shawn Valenti[18] ; 15. 45L-Brian Lay[15] ; 16. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[19] ; 17. 5R-Byron Reed[13] ; 18. 11-Shawn Hubler[20] ; 19. 9R-Jordan Ryan[11] ; 20. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2]

Hard Charger: 5t-TravisPhilo +14

Make-up Feature from May 20

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[12] ; 4. 73-Chris Andrews[4] ; 5. 9x-Rob Chaney[15] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[9] ; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 9. 16-Stuart Brubaker[13] ; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[18] ; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[19] ; 12. 9R-Jordan Ryan[17] ; 13. 9-Jimmy Colvin[11] ; 14. 7B-Shawn Valenti[14] ; 15. 40-Mark Imler[10] ; 16. 22-Cole Duncan[7] ; 17. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 18. 14H-Todd Heller[16] ; 19. 60-Jody Keegan[8] ; 20. 8J-Jess Stiger[20]

Hard Charger: 97-Dean Jacobs +9

305 Sprints – Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[5] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[8] ; 6. 32H-Dan Hennig[2] ; 7. 39C-Scott Riley[7] ; 8. 25-Jason Keckler[9] ; 9. 47-Matt Lucius[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 3. 94K-Kevin Mingus[8] ; 4. 6-Ray Thurston[2] ; 5. 2L-Landon LaLonde[9] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 7. 14-Rick Daugherty[1] ; 8. 7-Dylan Kingan[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 45-Trevor Baker[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[7] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[8] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 2. 32H-Dan Hennig[1] ; 3. 1X-Dustin Dinan[11] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 5. 39C-Scott Riley[4] ; 6. 9R-Dustin Rall[9] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[10] ; 8. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 9. 14-Rick Daugherty[5] ; 10. 75-Jerry Dahms[2] ; 11. 7-Dylan Kingan[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 5. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[11] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[12] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[9] ; 9. 66-Jamie Miller[10] ; 10. 4*-Tyler Street[16] ; 11. 10X-Dustin Stroup[13] ; 12. 45-Trevor Baker[6] ; 13. 25-Jason Keckler[19] ; 14. 32H-Dan Hennig[17] ; 15. 1X-Dustin Dinan[18] ; 16. 94K-Kevin Mingus[7] ; 17. 39C-Scott Riley[20] ; 18. 6-Ray Thurston[4] ; 19. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[15] ; 20. 2L-Landon LaLonde[14]

Hard Charger: 12-Kyle Capodice +7

Late Models – Summit Racing Equipment

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 21-Larry Kingseed[4] ; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[6] ; 3. 92-Cody Scott[5] ; 4. 20-Doug Eck[7] ; 5. 30-Nate Potts[2] ; 6. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[3] ; 7. 60-Dale Glassford[8] ; 8. 12M-Bobby Michaels[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 77-Steve Kester[2] ; 2. 79-Brad Malcuit[4] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[8] ; 5. 007-Rick Bond[6] ; 6. 3-Shaun Cains[1] ; 7. 12-Kent Brewer[5] ; 8. 03-Jim Gingery[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 240-Doug Drown[2] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[7] ; 3. 00-Mathew Chapman[1] ; 4. RH21-Gregg Haskell[5] ; 5. 71-Dave Hornikel[8] ; 6. 27-Ken Hahn[4] ; 7. 2*-Kyle Moore[6] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[3]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[1] ; 2. 60-Dale Glassford[4] ; 3. 27-Ken Hahn[3] ; 4. 12-Kent Brewer[5] ; 5. 2*-Kyle Moore[6] ; 6. 03-Jim Gingery[8] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[9] ; 8. 3-Shaun Cains[2] ; 9. 12M-Bobby Michaels[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 92-Cody Scott[5] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[2] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[9] ; 4. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 5. 79-Brad Malcuit[11] ; 6. 00-Mathew Chapman[8] ; 7. 240-Doug Drown[3] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed[10] ; 9. 007-Rick Bond[14] ; 10. 77-Steve Kester[6] ; 11. 20-Doug Eck[12] ; 12. 71-Dave Hornikel[15] ; 13. RH21-Gregg Haskell[4] ; 14. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[16] ; 15. 30-Nate Potts[13] ; 16. 12-Kent Brewer[19] ; 17. 15B-Mike Bores[1] ; 18. 2*-Kyle Moore[20] ; 19. 60-Dale Glassford[17] ; 20. 03-Jim Gingery[18]

Hard Charger: 51-Devin Shiels +6

Dirt Trucks -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 7F-Dana Frey[1] ; 2. 17X-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 3. 22-Brandon Leighton[4] ; 4. 16-Jim Halcomb[5] ; 5. J7-John Jones[6] ; 6. 33-Brian Arnold[7] ; 7. 26-Kyle Lagrou[2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 36M-Cory McCaughey[6] ; 2. 33W-Jeff Ward[2] ; 3. 4S-Keith Sorg[3] ; 4. 5S-Brad Stuckey[5] ; 5. 4X-Brian Sorg[4] ; 6. 8KB-Kody Brewer[1]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

1. 17X-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 3. 7F-Dana Frey[3] ; 4. 4S-Keith Sorg[4] ; 5. 33W-Jeff Ward[5] ; 6. 22-Brandon Leighton[6] ; 7. 16-Jim Halcomb[7] ; 8. J7-John Jones[9] ; 9. 8KB-Kody Brewer[12] ; 10. 26-Kyle Lagrou[13] ; 11. 4X-Brian Sorg[10] ; 12. 5S-Brad Stuckey[8] ; 13. 33-Brian Arnold[11]

 

 

Bakker, Ledger and Amdahl Score First Feature Victories of Season at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (July 1, 2016) - Gregg Bakker, Cody Ledger and Elliot Amdahl each captured their first feature victory of the season at Jackson Motorplex on Friday during EPS Buildings Night.

Bakker and Ledger split the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars double features with Amdahl claiming the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars main event.

Bakker charged from eighth to open the feature competition by holding off seventh-starting Scott Winters for the win. Thomas Kennedy placed third with Derrik Lusk fourth and 13th-starting Skylar Prochaska fifth.

The top 12 finishers from the first 20-lap main event were inverted for the second feature, which Cody Ledger narrowly made after maneuvering from 22 nd to eighth place in the first A Main.

He took advantage of the inversion to score the victory during the second Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars main event. Kaley Gharst advanced from seventh to second place with Matt Juhl third, Prochaska fourth and Bill Boles rounding out the top five.

Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars heat races were won by Boles, Kennedy and Lusk.

Amdahl recovered from a wild flip he endured last weekend by recording the triumph in the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars class. Colin Smith placed second, Kaleb Johnson third, Nate Eakin fourth and Brandon Allen fifth.

Smith and Amdahl were the heat race winners.

Jackson Motorplex will return to action on Saturday for the weekly IMCA program, which features Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and IMCA stock cars.

Tickets for Saturday's program are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors ages 65 and older, $6 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $30.

The pits will open at 4 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Last-Deck ® 360 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 1, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 2h-Bill Boles (5); 2. 29x-Russ Hall (6); 3. 33-James Broty (3); 4. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (8); 5. 75c-Casey Heser (2); 6. 32-Matt Juhl (1); 7. 75-Brandon Geldner (4); 8. 35l-Cody Ledger (9); 9. 1-Dean Brown (7).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 21k-Thomas Kennedy (4); 2. 35-Skylar Prochaska (2); 3. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (3); 4. 11x-Gregg Bakker (7); 5. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (5); 6. 21-Devin Friedrichsen (8); 7. 42-Kevin Flowers (1); 8. 2k-Kevin Ingle (6).

Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Derrik Lusk (2); 2. 23w-Scott Winters (3); 3. 7-Kaley Gharst (6); 4. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (7); 5. 612-Issac Schruers (1); 6. 97-Alan Gilbertson (5); 7. 29-Brandon Stevenson (8); 8. 5m-Troy Manteufel (4).

A Feature #1 (20 Laps): 1. 11x-Gregg Bakker (8); 2. 23w-Scott Winters (7); 3. 21k-Thomas Kennedy (2); 4. 2-Derrik Lusk (4); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (13); 6. 7-Kaley Gharst (5); 7. 2h-Bill Boles (1); 8. 35l-Cody Ledger (22); 9. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (11); 10. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (6); 11. 75c-Casey Heser (15); 12. 32-Matt Juhl (19); 13. 97-Alan Gilbertson (17); 14. 21-Devin Friedrichsen (12); 15. 33-James Broty (10); 16. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (14); 17. 29-Brandon Stevenson (18); 18. 2k-Kevin Ingle (23); 19. 29x-Russ Hall (3); 20. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (9); 21. 612-Issac Schruers (16); 22. 75-Brandon Geldner (20); 23. 42-Kevin Flowers (21); 24. 5m-Troy Manteufel (DNS); 25. 1-Dean Brown (DNS).

A Feature #2 (20 Laps): 1. 35l-Cody Ledger (5); 2. 7-Kaley Gharst (7); 3. 32-Matt Juhl (1); 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska (8); 5. 2h-Bill Boles (6); 6. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (3); 7. 21k-Thomas Kennedy (10); 8. 2-Derrik Lusk (9); 9. 75c-Casey Heser (2); 10. 11x-Gregg Bakker (12); 11. 23w-Scott Winters (11); 12. 612-Issac Schruers (21); 13. 29-Brandon Stevenson (17); 14. 2k-Kevin Ingle (18); 15. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (4); 16. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (16); 17. 33-James Broty (15); 18. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (20); 19. 21-Devin Friedrichsen (14); 20. 97-Alan Gilbertson (13); 21. 75-Brandon Geldner (22); 22. 29x-Russ Hall (DNS); 23. 5m-Troy Manteufel (DNS); 24. 1-Dean Brown (DNS); 25. 42-Kevin Flowers (DNS).

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on July 1, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Colin Smith (1); 2. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (3); 3. 22-Kaleb Johnson (4); 4. 1b-Brett Geldner (6); 5. 11a-Bruce Anderson (5); 6. 81e-Eric Bridger (7); 7. 12k-Koddy Hildreth (8); 8. 10-Trevor Serbus (2).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (1); 2. 4sn-Nate Eakin (3); 3. 4s-Mike Stien (4); 4. 33g-Brandon Allen (2); 5. 78-Conner Atkinson (6); 6. 55kc-Bob Hildreth (7); 7. 10s-Gary Serbus (5); 8. 77-Taylor Ryan (8).

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (2); 2. 05-Colin Smith (1); 3. 22-Kaleb Johnson (6); 4. 4sn-Nate Eakin (5); 5. 33g-Brandon Allen (3); 6. 4s-Mike Stien (7); 7. 78-Conner Atkinson (10); 8. 1b-Brett Geldner (9); 9. 81e-Eric Bridger (11); 10. 12k-Koddy Hildreth (13); 11. 77-Taylor Ryan (15); 12. 55kc-Bob Hildreth (12); 13. 11a-Bruce Anderson (8); 14. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (4); 15. 10s-Gary Serbus (14); 16. 10-Trevor Serbus (16).

UP NEXT -

SATURDAY : Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and IMCA stock cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays and Saturdays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360ci winged sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

 

 

Kobylarz Wins on a Wild Night at Linda’s

7/1/2016 Jonestown, PA

Sometimes dad knows best, and when your dad is a former ARDC champion you listen. Trevor Kobylarz hasn’t been in victory lane with the ARDC midgets for quite some time and when dad Bryan suggested they go back to an older car to try something different it was what they needed to find victory lane.

Nick Wean was scheduled to lead the field to the green but problems sidelined him while cars were lining up for the feature. Wean’s problems put Danny Stratton on the front row along side Brett Arndt. The two leaders would swap the lead for the first lap while Ryan Greth looked to make a move to the lead. Greth’s night would end with a wild flip going into turn three.

On the restart Arndt and Stratton would continue their battle with Kobylarz catching them running the bottom. Kobylarz would pass Arndt on lap five and set his sights on leader Stratton. Trevor would stalk Danny until lap 10 when going into turn three he would pull a huge slider on Stratton. Things would be very close coming off turn four with Stratton lifting and Kobylarz leading lap eleven.

The races final red would see Mark Lowry taking a violent flip down the back stretch into turn three. Trevor would set sail on the restart with Alex Bright trying to get second from Stratton. Bright would get into Stratton on a restart spinning him to the infield collecting brother Brenden.

Stratton mounted one last challenge but Trevor was too much taking the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic ARDC presented by Auto Bahn Indoor Speedway feature.

Results Linda’s Speedway

#14 Trevor Kobylarz #33 Danny Stratton #46 Brett Arndt #77 Alex Bright #74 Jamie Spears #12 Josh Heckman #46x Kenney Johnson (DNF) #92 Brenden Bright (DNF) #86 Mark Lowry (DNF) #4 Ryan Greth (DNF) #52 Timmy Buckwalter (DNF)

DNS #78 Nick Wean #99g Justin Grosz #44 Brett Wanner #95 Jim Radney

 

 

Conover, Horstman, Koz winners on Firecracker Friday

July 1, 2016 Lima, OH

Beautiful weather and a lightning fast racetrack greeted the fans on Friday night at Limaland motorsports Park for the Independence Day weekend tradion of Firecracker Friday. All the fireworks were on the track with No. 7 Jordan Conover grabbing the win in the Bud Thunderstocks feature, No. 17 Jared Horstman winning the K&L ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders A Main, and No.16 Jeff Koz winning the K&N Filters UMP Modified feature.

The night kicked off with the weekly McDonalds Dash for Cash sponsored by Lewis Family McDonalds. The NRA Sprint Invaders had this weeks dash, and No. 22H Randy Hannagan appeared to continue his winning ways, grabbing the $100 win in the dash followed by No. B20 Butch Schroeder, and No. 12 Nick Roberts

In feature action, the Bud Thunderstocks would start the night with the 17th Annual Steve Brown Memorial, which had been rescheduled from May 20th due to rain. No. 67 "Chili Dog" Eddie Shaner would lead the field to green, but No. 22T Tony Anderson would shoot to the lead briefly before Shaner would battle back to the point. Jordan Conover would make his way to 3rd by lap 6, and use a lap 8 slide job to get by Anderson for 2nd. On lap 13, Conover would make a power move to the lead, charging past Shaner exiting turn 2 on the high side. Shaner and Anderson would do their best to try to close on Conover, with Shaner trying a slide job on the final lap, but Conover was too much on this night, picking up the $1000 win over Shaner, Anderson, No. 00 Blake Spalding with a great 4th place run, and No.27 Frank Paladino completing the top 5.

Next up were the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders in their 25 lap A Main. Delphos, Ohio's Shawn Dancer would lead the field to green in the Dancer Logistics No. 49. Dancer would use the high side of the racetrack to charge to a big lead early, but lapped traffic proved to be his undoing as No. 5M "Mad" Max Stambaugh, and No.17 Jared Horstman would make their moves as the trio battled thru lapped traffic. Stambaugh made a daring move to get by Dancer on lap 18, and Horstman would use a big slide job to get by Stambaugh on lap 21 and never look back. Stambaugh would hold on for 2nd, with Dancer 3rd, Hannagan 4th, and No. 2 Kyle Sauder completing the top 5.

Rounding out the night were the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds with a wild 20 lap feature that saw No. 45P Brian Post and No. 22T tony Anderson lead the field to green. Anderson would grab the early lead, but No. 18 Randy Lines of Marion Indiana would charge to the lead on lap 2. Meanwhile, Jeff Koz began his assault on the field, closing on Post on lap 3, and then passing Anderson on lap 6. Koz would tail Lines for several laps before making his move on lap 14 with a slide job in turns 1 and 2. Lines crossed over and battled back until caution flew for debris on lap 18. On the restart, Lines took one more shot at Koz, firing a big slider in turns 3 and 4, but Koz was able to crossover, regain the lead and cruise to victory over Lines, Post, Anderson and No. 3W Dylan Woodling.

Limaland is idle next Friday July 8th, but will be back in action on Friday July 15th for the "K&L Ready Mix Open Wheel Clash" featuring the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders competing for a top prize of $3000. Also in action will be the F.A.S.T. 305 Sprints with a rare appearance at the Limaland bullring. The K&N Filters UMP Modifieds comlete the all open wheel card. Don't miss out on this great night of action at Limaland Motorsports Park. Check us out online at limaland.com, and on Facebook.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 7/1/2016 Lewis Family McDonalds Night

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders Heat 1 - (8 Laps - All Transfer) 1. 10J-Jarrod Delong; 2. 5M-Max Stambaugh; 3. 57-Mike Dunlap; 4. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 5. 23-Devon Dobie; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams; 7. 23M-Jack Miller

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - All Transfer) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer; 2. 17-Jared Horstman; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall; 4. 35R-Ron Blair; 5. 6S-Jr Stewart; 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr; 7. 12-Nick Roberts

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - All Transfer) 1. 11-Tim Allison; 2. 2-Kyle Sauder; 3. 30-Hud Horton; 4. B20-Butch Schroeder; 5. 6-Sean Hosey; 6. 27K-Brad Wickham

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 17-Jared Horstman[5]; 2. 5M-Max Stambaugh[4]; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer[1]; 4. 22H-Randy Hannagan[10]; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder[6]; 6. 11-Tim Allison[3]; 7. 35R-Ron Blair[11]; 8. 30-Hud Horton[9]; 9. 57-Mike Dunlap[7]; 10. 6S-Jr Stewart[14]; 11. B20-Butch Schroeder[12]; 12. 10J-Jarrod Delong[2]; 13. 33M-Matt Westfall[8]; 14. 6-Sean Hosey[15]; 15. 23-Devon Dobie[13]; 16. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr[17]; 17. 5W-Jeff Williams[16]; 18. 23M-Jack Miller[19]; 19. 12-Nick Roberts[20]; 20. 27K-Brad Wickham[18]

Bud Thunderstocks Qualifying - 1. 17-Jeremy Creech, 15.53; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson, 15.56; 3. 27-Frank Paladino, 15.70; 4. 7-Jordon Conover, 15.82; 5. 17J-Jarrod Klay, 15.88; 6. 67-Eddie Shaner, 15.90; 7. 82-Chris Douglas, 16.01; 8. OO-Blake Spalding, 16.08; 9. 1J-Jason Jimison, 16.10; 10. 26-Justin Long, 16.11; 11. 17H-Todd Harvey, 16.12; 12. 1-Justin Hamilton, 16.15; 13. 89-Keith Shockency, 16.25; 14. 19-Bill Reimund, 16.27; 15. 11-Shayne Meadows, 16.32; 16. 54-Dan Wooten, 16.56; 17. 2-Matt Gaughan, 16.64; 18. O9-Dane Arvin, 16.82; 19. 21H-Brad Conover, 16.87; 20. 1W-Mark Wooten, 17.09; 21. 22X-R.K. Smith, 17.69; 22. T18-Thomas Foust, No Time

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - All Transfer) 1. 26-Justin Long; 2. 17-Jeremy Creech; 3. 7-Jordon Conover; 4. 82-Chris Douglas; 5. 89-Keith Shockency; 6. 21H-Brad Conover; 7. 54-Dan Wooten; 8. T18-Thomas Foust

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - All Transfer) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. OO-Blake Spalding; 3. 17J-Jarrod Klay; 4. 19-Bill Reimund; 5. 2-Matt Gaughan; 6. 1W-Mark Wooten; 7. 17H-Todd Harvey

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - All Transfer) 1. 1J-Jason Jimison; 2. 67-Eddie Shaner; 3. 27-Frank Paladino; 4. 11-Shayne Meadows; 5. 1-Justin Hamilton; 6. O9-Dane Arvin; 7. 22X-R.K. Smith

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 7-Jordan Conover[8]; 2. 67-Eddie Shaner[1]; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson[3]; 4. OO-Blake Spalding[2]; 5. 27-Frank Paladino[7]; 6. 11-Shayne Meadows[15]; 7. O9-Dane Arvin[18]; 8. 1-Justin Hamilton[12]; 9. 89-Keith Shockency[13]; 10. 21H-Brad Conover[19]; 11. 26-Justin Long[4]; 12. 19-Bill Reimund[14]; 13. 1J-Jason Jimison[5]; 14. 2-Matt Gaughan[17]; 15. 82-Chris Douglas[10]; 16. 17J-Jarrod Klay[9]; 17. 17-Jeremy Creech[6]; 18. 54-Dan Wooten[16]; 19. T18-Thomas Foust[22]; 20. 22X-R.K. Smith[21]

K&N Filters UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 36-Brandon Vaughon; 4. L5-Casey Luedeke; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler; 6. 61-Jon Horner; 7. 53-Brad Johnson; 8. 31M-Ed Minnich; 9. 16W-Steven Hogue

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. O1-Jared Spalding; 2. 45P-Brian Post; 3. 10B-Scott Bowersock; 4. 18S-Ryan Sutter; 5. 22L-Bill Lewis; 6. 16K-Randy Shilling; 7. T5X-Doug Hewitt Jr; 8. 17R-Nick Rosselit

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 18-Randy Lines; 2. ZERO-Brent Hole; 3. 21F-Hillard W. Miller; 4. 58P-Jim Post; 5. 92-Corey Shaffer; 6. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 7. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 8. 97A-Rodney Hurst

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 16-Jeff Koz; 2. 17T-Mike Tarlton; 3. 34X-Andy Bibler; 4. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 5. 4-Mike Learman; 6. 1-Will Norris; 7. 65-Todd Sherman; 8. 4G-Bill Griffith

B-Main #1 - (8 Laps - Top 2 Transfer) 1. 20K-Bill Keeler; 2. 17R-Nick Rosselit; 3. 16W-Steven Hogue; 4. T5X-Doug Hewitt Jr; 5. 16K-Randy Shilling; 6. 53-Brad Johnson; 7. 22L-Bill Lewis; 8. 31M-Ed Minnich; 9. 61-Jon Horner

B-Main #2 - (8 Laps - Top 2 Transfer) 1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 3. 4-Mike Learman; 4. 1-Will Norris; 5. 4G-Bill Griffith; 6. 97A-Rodney Hurst; 7. 92-Corey Shaffer; 8. 12B-Kelly Bowlby

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 16-Jeff Koz[3]; 2. 18-Randy Lines[4]; 3. 45P-Brian Post[1]; 4. 22T-Tony Anderson[2]; 5. 3W-Dylan Woodling[6]; 6. 17T-Mike Tarlton[8]; 7. 36-Brandon Vaughon[9]; 8. ZERO-Brent Hole[7]; 9. 65-Todd Sherman[18]; 10. 10B-Scott Bowersock[10]; 11. 21F-Hillard W. Miller[11]; 12. 18S-Ryan Sutter[14]; 13. 11H-Mike Hoblein[20]; 14. O1-Jared Spalding[5]; 15. 20K-Bill Keeler[17]; 16. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[16]; 17. L5-Casey Luedeke[13]; 18. 17R-Nick Rosselit[19]; 19. 34X-Andy Bibler[12]; 20. 58P-Jim Post[15]

 

 

Matt Tanner Wins Second Feature in Five Days; Takes Top Honors in Donath Motor Worx CNY Speedweek Night Two for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints at Canandaigua

By MIKE MALLETT

CANANDAIGUA, NY – Matt Tanner has nearly doubled his career win total with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) in a five day period. The Stephentown, N.Y., driver, fresh off a win last Saturday at Merrittville Speedway, earned his second win in less than week on Thursday night at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park.

Tanner led all 25-laps of the Mach 1 Chassis A-Main as part of Donath Motorworx CNY Speedweek feature en route to the $2,000 payday. It was a much improved effort from Wednesday night at Brewerton Speedway which saw him finish deep in the field. The strong run earned him points in the chase for first ever Speedweek title as well as points in the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour.

“We are having quite a week,” said Tanner. “Last week we won at Merrittville and last night we had a bad starting spot and threw something at the car. I think we finished 20th. We were horrible. To come tonight and run this good, I’m really happy. It kind of puts us back on track for the week.”

Although Tanner started on the front row of the main-event, it wasn’t an easy victory as he held off two former Speedweek champions in Jason Barney and Steve Poirier. Barney started from the pole position and worked the inner portion of the speedway as Tanner took to the middle lane during the opening lap.

Tanner barely beat Barney to the line for the lead of the first circuit. Barney remained close with Tanner remaining in the outer lane of the speedway. Poirier joined the fray by the third circuit after quickly marching his way forward from eighth.

“I thought if I could clear him then take his line for a couple laps that would slow him up,” mentioned Tanner about the battle with Barney. “I knew he wasn’t going to come off the bottom. I was surprised we could hang with him in the middle. That is was what we setup for. We figured the top was going to wear out. Being able to run the middle was the only shot we had to beat Jason.”

Tanner found traffic on lap seven which caused his lead over Barney to rapidly dissipate. Tanner was mobile enough that he could move to different lanes if necessary but at times he faced three-wide battles in front of him. This saw Barney and Poirier pull up to his back bumper.

By lap 13 the three drivers were in a dogfight for position. Tanner remained the leader while Barney looked to drive underneath him and Poirier attempted to do the same around the top of the track. Each time Tanner had an answer as he made the necessary moves to keep the duo behind him.

On lap 16 Tanner got a major scare as he came off of turn four in traffic. Tanner and Jonathan Preston came together at the beginning of the straightaway sending Preston hard into the outside wall. Tanner suffered some damage to his right rear tire cover but that was the extent of the damage.

“I felt the contact,” Tanner said. “I didn’t know if I did damage or had a tire going down. We hit pretty hard. I thought I had the 22 (Preston) cleared. I was a little nervous because I didn’t know if I had a tire going down or not. I figured Jason or one of the guys behind me would have let me know if that was the case.”

Tanner was happy to finally see clear race track again as he went back to his preferred lane which saw him put some distance between himself and Barney. Barney had his hands full Poirier as he attempted to snatch the second spot from him.

Barney and Poirier swapped the runner-up position several times. Barney eventually took it for good with just five laps remaining. At that point it was too little, too late as Tanner had built his lead to a half straightaway. Tanner went on to score the win while Barney, of Brewerton, N.Y., had to settle for second after starting on the pole.

“Matt had a great race car tonight,” stated Barney. “That restart at the end gave him a chance to get out and get going. We didn’t fire that great. In traffic we were right there with him. I thought it was going to be an awesome race. I’m happy to finish second after an off night last night. I’m disappointed to let one slip away. Hopefully we can finish out Speedweek decent.”

For the second consecutive night Poirier found himself in the last spot on the podium. The defending Speedweek and series champion threw everything he could to get by Barney to no avail.

“It looks like we are stuck on third place,” joked Poirier. “I felt like at some point we had a chance. We moved to third place quickly, but Jason and Matt were really good. I tried everything. I was happy to get that yellow because I made a couple of changes. It was fun racing side-by-side with Jason for a couple of laps. In the end they were just better. I’m happy with the finish.”

Chuck Hebing moved up from seventh to finish fourth in the final rundown while Daryl Ruggles moved from the 10th starting spot to fifth.

ESS/Brewerton CNY Speedweek Notes – A total of 31 sprints on hand for Night#2 of CNY Speedweek…Paul Kinney suffered engine woes during Timed Hot Laps, he picked up a ride with the Shawn Donath back-up and made the A-Main…After two nights Steve Poirier leads Sammy Reakes, Chuck Hebing, Mark Smith and Larry Wight on the Speedweek Points…Night #3 moves to Can-Am

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Matt Tanner ($2,075), Jason Barney ($1,025), Steve Poirier ($850), Chuck Hebing ($655), Darryl Ruggles ($565), Mark Smith ($660), Sammy Reakes IV ($430), Larry Wight ($420), Bryan Howland ($485), Alysha Ruggles ($400), Davie Franek ($485), Joe Trenca ($345), Jeff Cook ($300), Mitch Brown ($290), Parker Evans ($360), Paul Kinney ($530), Chad Miller ($325), Mike Stelter ($200), Yan Bilodeau ($300), Brandon Kidd ($100), Tim Axton ($325), Jonathan Preston ($300), Shawn Donath ($300), Danny Varin ($275)

Did Not Qualify – Derrick Juliano, Scott Holcomb, Thomas Radivoy, Dave Axton, Lee Sanders, Dan Bennett, Paul Habeck

Lap Leaders – Tanner (1-25)

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Tanner, Hebing, D. Ruggles, A. Ruggles, Evans, Kinney

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Barney, Wight, Howland, Smith, Franek, Donath

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Poirier, Reakes IV, Brown, Cook, Trenca, Preston

Fastenal/Cobra Coaches Dash – Franek, Evans, Kinney, Trenca, Preston, Donath

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Miller, Bilodeau, Varin, T. Axton

Added Starters – Kidd, Stelter

Bonuses:

Fastenal/Cobra Coaches Dash – Franek ($100), Evans ($75), Kinney ($50), Trenca ($25), Preston ($25), Donath ($25)

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Stelter (6 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Tanner $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Miller $50

E&V Energy – Howland, Stelter $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary – T. Axton $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – D. Ruggles $35

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time – Poirier, Hebing, Bilodeau $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Tanner, Barney, Poirier $25

911 Restoration – Howland, Franek $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – None - $300 at Can-Am July 1st

Hoosier Tires – Kinney $200

Vahlco Wheels – Smith $190

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BADGER MIDGET AUTO ASSOCIATION RACE RESULTS

“Waelti tops Rockford Clay Classic field”

By Bryan Gapinski Loves Park, Ill., June 29---Brandon Waelti won the “Outlaw Clay Classic” 20-lap Mid-State Equipment/Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Series feature Wednesday Night at Rockford Speedway. The event was the first for Badger at the track since September 1981. Over 200 truckloads of clay turned the ¼-mile paved oval into a high banked dirt track. The event was run with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. The feature got off to a rough start, with Clint Woolbright flipping on the opening lap. On the restart an eight-car accident occurred on the backstretch sidelining five cars. When racing resumed Robbie Ray jumped into the lead and paced the initial two laps, before Waelti took the lead. The pair pulled away from the field. Waelti began lapping the back of the field on Lap 7. Waelti held a two second advantage over Ray at the midway point. Running in heavy lapped traffic Waelti increased his lead to a straightaway with five laps remaining. Ray and Aaron Schuck waged a torrid battle for the runner-up position over the final five laps. Waelti driving the Harlan Kittleson owned Stealth/Ford Duratech No. 15 finished 6.43 seconds ahead of Schuck, Ray, Brad Greenup and Derek Childs. “Track was rough and kept you on top of your game tonight, hats off to the everyone at the track for turning this into a dirt track in four days” commented Waelti.

SUMMARY 20-lap Feature: 1. Brandon Waelti; 2. Aaron Schuck; 3. Robbie Ray; 4. Brad Greenup; 5. Derek Childs; 6. Tyler Baran; 7. Andy Baugh; 8. Zach Emmons; 9. Austin Archdale; 10.Buddy Luebke; 11. Kurt Mayhew; 12. Brian Peterson; 13. Jeff Zelinski; 14. Nick Baran; 15. Neil Weigen; 16. Mike Stroik; 17. Denny Smith; 18. Jordan Caskey; 19. Lamont Critchett; 20. Scott Koerner; 21. Bryce Dunn; 22. Clint Woolbright.

8-lap Semi Feature Winner: Luebke. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: D. Smith, Ray Waelti. Cars Present: 28 Feature Lap Leaders: Ray 1-2, Waelti 3-20. *Hanson flipped in practice. Woolbright flipped on opening lap of feature. Both drivers uninjured.

 

 

Mike Mahaney Opens Donoth Motor Worx CNY Speedweek for Lucas Oil ESS with First Career Win at Brewerton

By MIKE MALLETT

BREWERTON, NY – The start of Donath Motorworx CNY Speedweek for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) kicked off on Wednesday at the Brewerton Speedway with a new face in Victory Lane. Mike Mahaney, of King Ferry, N.Y., took advantage of the opportunity to drive Doug Emery’s second car as he parked the No. 33m on the fronstretch for his first ever career series win.

Mahaney bested 37 other drivers for the win the Mach 1 Chassis 25-lap A-Main at a track he had previously called home in the Modified division. Mahaney earned $2,000 for his efforts on Wednesday night. The win also earned points for all campaigners in the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour and the SUNY Canton series.

“This is unbelievable,” said Mahaney after his win. “Doug Emery gave me a great car. This thing is awesome when it gets slick like this. All those years of racing Modified here really paid off. I have to thank my mom and dad for that for putting me through all those years of practice really paid off tonight in a Sprint Car. It’s really cool to finally get my first win in one.”

Mitch Brown jumped out the lead from the pole position at the green. Brown worked the high-line while being chased by Justin Barger and Mahaney in the early laps of the main-event.

Caution came on lap seven when Dylan Swiernik spun in turn one collecting Bryan Howland. Both drivers were able to continue. A double-file restart placed Brown on the outside groove with Barger lining up next to him.

Brown kept the advantage with Barger losing the second position to Mahaney on lap nine. At that point it became a battle at the front between Brown and Mahaney with Sammy Reakes also trying to apply pressure as he worked into third.

Mahaney dove to the bottom of turns one and two to take the lead as they exited the corner on lap 15. Brown tried to regroup to hang with him on the topside but he couldn’t make it work allowing Mahaney to pull away. Reakes took second a lap later.

“This car was good everywhere,” stated Mahaney. “I could go anywhere, top, bottom, middle, it didn’t matter. I was just trying to go where they weren’t. That bottom lane, if I could down there and be right on it, it was there. The car was good.”

Swiernik brought one final caution on lap 18 as he hopped the cushion in turn four and went off the racing surface. Mahaney now had to deal with one final double-file restart which he handled masterfully. Reakes gave him just enough room on the bottom to keep the lead.

Mahaney went on to lead the final few laps with Reakes and Danny Varin battling for second. Varin ended up getting by Reakes on lap 21 to take over the second position after a three lap fight. He got close to Mahaney but couldn’t make the pass for the lead. His second place finish matches his best ESS run of the season.

“We had an awesome car tonight,” stated Varin. “This car has been really good to us. We really felt like we had a shot at it. I locked them up there one time, I didn’t know he was going to the top. We lost our momentum there but the car was great.”

Steve Poirier, the defending Speedweek champion, finished third after starting in 12th spot. Poirier shot around the top of Reakes on the final lap to take the spot.

“I had plenty of good opportunities on the restarts,” mentioned Poirier. “The track was really racey. There was a middle, the top was pretty far but you could make it work sometimes. We made a couple of moves in traffic without any trouble. I’m happy with my night.”

Reakes ended up finishing in the fourth while Mark Smith ended the night in fifth.

ESS/Brewerton CNY Speedweek Notes – A total of 38 sprints filled the pits…Keith Prutzman and Scott Holcomb made their first starts of 2016…Pete Richardson had engine issues and didn’t make a lap all night…Chuck Hebing earned the hard charger bonus by advancing 17 positions in the A-Main….Speedweek Night #2 heads to Canandaigua.

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main – Mike Mahaney ($2,000), Danny Varin ($1,000), Steve Poirier ($875), Sammy Reakes IV ($655), Mark Smith ($565), Chuck Hebing ($735), Larry Wight ($555), Mitch Brown ($495), Paul Kinney ($435), Justin Barger ($400), Jonathan Preston ($385), Davie Franek ($420), Jeff Cook ($350), Bryan Howland ($315), Shawn Donath ($285), Tim Axton ($280), Jason Barney ($275), Joe Trenca ($325), Matt Tanner ($275), Brandon Kidd ($275), Parker Evans ($500), Dave Axton ($350), Mike Stelter ($75), Paulie Colagiovanni ($325), Dylan Swiernik ($275), Chad Miller ($75.

Did Not Qualify – Cory Turner, Derrick Juliano, Pete Richardson, Yan Bilodeau, Keith Granholm, Tommy Wickham, Scott Holcomb, Steve Hutchinson, Thomas Radivoy, Denny Peebles, Keith Prutzman, Bob Gray.

Lap Leaders – Brown (1-14) , Mahaney (15-25).

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – D. Axton, Smith, T. Axton, Wight, Kidd.

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Howland, Mahaney, Varin, Colagiovanni, Preston

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Reakes IV, Poirier, Swiernik, Cook, Tanner

Car Mate Trailers Heat 4 – Brown, Barger, Donath, Franek, Kinney

87 Speed/X-1 Race Cars/Cobra Coaches Dash – Wight, Franek, Colagiovanni, Cook

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Trenca, Barney, Hebing, Evans

Provisonal Starters – Miller, Stelter

Bonuses:

87 Speed/X-1 Race Cars/Cobra Coaches Dash – Wight ($125), Franek ($75), Colagiovanni ($50), Cook ($50)

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Hebing (17 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Brown $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Trenca $50

E&V Energy – Poirier and D. Axton $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary – Evans $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Smith $35

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time – Hebing, Evans, Poirier, Franek $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – D. Axton, Howland, Reakes IV, Brown $25

911 Restoration – Kinney, Preston $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – None - $200 at Canandaigua June 29th

Hoosier Tires – Evans $200

Vahlco Wheels – Hebing $190

 

 

Hibbard Ends Wheeler Sprint Car Winning Streak At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II
White City, Oregon...June 25...Making his first visit of the season Saturday night, David Hibbard made a late race pass on point leader Jake Wheeler and went on to victory in the 25 lap Pennzoil Winged Sprint Car Main Event at Southern Oregon Speedway. Wheeler won both his heat race and the Trophy Dash and led most of the way before being passed by the Cottage Grove Speedway Limited Sprint Car point leader Hibbard. Wheeler maintained his advantage in the standings with a second place finish.

The night started off on the right foot for Wheeler as he won the four lap Trophy Dash over Wayne Kniffen. The Wheeler family had won every race they started in the division up to that point this season, and Jake added another win over Hibbard in their eight lap heat race. Car count grew to require a second heat, and 15 year old Jeffrey Hudson won that race ahead of Jeremy Lowe. Kniffen's night came to abrupt end in that heat as he spun and collected Bailey Hibbard, who had nowhere to go. Wheeler and Hudson led the pack to the Main Event green flag with Wheeler pulling ahead. A low move in Turn 2 of the second lap gained D. Hibbard second from Hudson. Wheeler pulled away a little bit, but D. Hibbard was not far behind him. Hudson ran a solid third, and a close three-car battle began behind him, involving B. Hibbard, Bill Hopper and Lowe. Hopper's Top 5 hopes ended when he pitted on lap 15 as the lead duo came up on a slower car. D. Hibbard was taking looks to the outside of Wheeler, who was making his car wide enough to prevent the pass. On lap 23, D. Hibbard dove it in low in Turn 1 and emerged out of Turn 2 with the lead. Wheeler went in hard on the inside in an attempt to regain the lead in Turn 3 of the same lap. Unfortunately, his car pushed high in Turn 4 and Hibbard regained the lead. D. Hibbard would bring it home to an impressive victory as Wheeler settled for second. Hudson was a solid third ahead of B. Hibbard, Lowe, Aaron Miller and Hopper.

Race Results
Pennzoil Winged Sprint Car
Heat 1-Jake Wheeler, David Hibbard, Bill Hopper. Heat 2-Jeffrey Hudson, Jeremy Lowe, Wayne Kniffen. Trophy Dash-Wheeler, Kniffen, Hopper. Main Event-D. Hibbard, Wheeler, Hudson, Bailey Hibbard, Lowe, Aaron Miller, Hopper, Kniffen (DNS).

 

 

Matt Hein Wins Second Straight Royal Purple NSRA Feature; Wins State Line Super Shoe

By Ben Deatherage Post Falls, Idaho- The Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series traveled to their one and only visit to State Line Speedway on Saturday June 25th. Twelve teams would make the travel to the Idaho panhandle ¼-mile oval, located in Post Falls. Drivers from the states of Washington, Oregon, and Texas were represented as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Matt Hein, starting second, would seize the lead on the opening start. The only thing to slow down the Roseburg, Oregon driver was a couple of cautions that would bunch the field up. But each and every time he would master the restart. Hein would lead every single lap to win his second consecutive career Super Shoe. It was also the second straight race that the Coast-Line West Insulation/Independent Motor Rebuilders/J.R. Standley Family #98H Beast has graced victory lane with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series.

Langley, British Columbia’s Aaron Willison would finish second in his Rags To Riches Top Shop/Kick Ass Cookies/Serious Performance Race Engines #41 Stealth while third went to Andy Alberding, of Roseburg, Oregon, in the Rockmount Nassau Welding Solutions/Davis Auto Parts/WSK Machine/Oregon Tool & Supply #76 Beast. The rest of the top five would feature Veneta, Oregon veteran Mitch Holte in fourth, chauffeuring his Holte Drilling Tools #32 machine, and fifth finishing Levi Rose, hailing from Colville, Washington and piloting the Carey Auto Body/C.S. Fabworks/Pro Automotive #65 LeJeune.

Matt Hein was the quickest car in time trials in the early parts of the night. Heat race winners were Poulsbo, Washington’s Randy DuBois in the Geico Insurance/DuBois Construction/First Line Systems #7D car and Mitch Holte.

The Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series will take a few weeks off before returning to Idaho’s Meridian Speedway for the Pink Lady Classic on Thursday July 21st with the King of the Wings Sprints also in town. Be sure and stay up to date with the NSRA by visiting the series website at http://www.nsraracing.com. Also check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

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Race Summary: Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series Race #4 The Super Shoe Saturday June 25th, 2016 State Line Speedway Post Falls, Idaho

A Feature: 1. 98H-Matt Hein; 2. 41-Aaron Willison; 3. 76-Andy Alberding; 4. 32-Mitch Holte; 5. 65-Levi Rose; 6. 84-Don Williams; 7. 26Z-Stan Perkins; 8. 14-Robbie Price; 9. 55-Donnie Kudrna; 10. 7D-Randy Dubois; 11. 33-Kyle Alberding

Heat 1: 1. 7D-Randy Dubois; 2. 41-Aaron Willison; 3. 14-Robbie Price; 4. 33-Kyle Alberding; 5. 55-Donnie Kudrna

Heat 2: 1. 32-Mitch Holte; 2. 76-Andy Alberding; 3. 98H-Matt Hein; 4. 84-Don Williams; 5. 65-Levi Rose; 6. 26Z-Stan Perkins

Qualifying: 1. 98H-Matt Hein; 2. 41-Aaron Willison; 3. 76-Andy Alberding; 4. 14-Robbie Price; 5. 65-Levi Rose; 6. 7D-Randy Dubois; 7. 32-Mitch Holte; 8. 33-Kyle Alberding; 9. 84-Don Williams; 10. 55-Donnie Kudrna; 11. 26Z-Stan Perkins

 

 

Zach Blurton Wires the URSS Field at Colorado Motorsports Park

The United Rebel Sprint Series made its way back to the Colorado Motorsports Park Saturday Night with sixteen teams making the pull to the 3/8’s mile oval. The crowd on hand for the evenings racing at CMSP were not disappointed, in the four events held there in 2016 four different drivers have graced Victory lane. Quinter Kansas racer Zach Blurton scored his second win of the URSS season wiring the field in the twenty laps A Feature.

Tammie Jo Christie led the field to the green flag with outside pole-sitter Coby Pearce darting out into the lead with Blurton, Austin Mclean, Christie and Scott Cochran comprising the top five at the end of the first circuit. Blurton was on a mission as he swapped spots with Pearce to take the point and never look back. Behind them, Cochran, Brian Hardman and Bob Schaeffer duked it out for positions three through five.

Behind the front five Luke Lucero, make-up feature winner Justin Medlock and Scott Rhodes were all looking for an advantage to reel in the top five. Up front Blurton was the showing the lead with Pierce, Mclean and Cochran in tow. Lap twelve saw second place runner Coby Pearce go off track giving the runner-up spot to Mclean.

As the laps dwindled away it was Zach Blurton holding a comfortable lead and when the checkered flag fell it was Blurton grabbing his first Colorado Region win of 2016. Austin Mclean made it two runner-up finishes in a row with Scott Cochran, Brian Hardman and Bob Schaeffer rounding out the top five.

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels “Hard Charger Award” went to Scott Rhoades who finished eighth coming from his thirteen starting spot.

Feature # 2 1 Zach Blurton 2 Austin McLean 3 Scott Cochran 4 Brian Hardman 5 Bob Schaeffer 6 Luke Lucero 7 Todd Plemons 8 Scott Rhoades 9 Justin Medlock 10 Nick Sutton 11 Clint Shubert 12 Brad Wasson 13 Howard Van Dyke 14 Tara Jo Christie 15 Coby Pearce DNF 16 Ian Christie DNF

Heat race winners - Blurton, Hardman, Pearce

Next race will be Saturday, July 30th as the sixth stop of the URSS 2016 Myers Racing Engines National Championship race will be held at the at Colorado Motorsports Park Complex.

 

 

Kyle Miller Wins CGS Wingless Sprint Series Feature

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Keri Smith) Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway would host the fourth race of 2016 for the inaugural season of the Wingless Sprint Series. Seventeen drivers would make the journey to the historic ¼-mile clay oval. Teams from Oregon and Washington would make appearances.

Sutherlin teenager Cooper Desbiens would get his J.H. Desbiens Construction/Budget Lumber/Lithia Autobody/Oregon Tool & Supply #4D Maxim to the front on the opening lap. Eugene’s Kyle Miller would make the pass on lap two and began to pull away from there. Miller, in the Kady Adelman owned Machined For Speed By Craig Jensen/G.K. Machine & Fabrication #6A XXX, would develop a decent lead but a few cautions would keep the field close.

Shortly after a lap twelve restart Miller would receive some pressure and in fact lost the lead on lap thirteen to Rob Lindsey. Lindsey, of Sherwood and in his Maxline Custom Cases/Summerfield Golf & Country Club/Triple X Race Co./Speedmart Inc. #23 XXX, would try and create some distance but Miller would remain hot on his heels. Miller would take the position back on lap nineteen and stayed there the rest of the way. It was Miller’s first career win with the newly created Wingless Sprint Series.

Rob Lindsey held onto second while the Todd’s Auto Body/Clark Printing/Hedge Carter Gutter Service/Herz Precision Parts #85 Maxim of Ricky Ashley, from Thurston, was third. The balance of the top five was made up of Aloha’s Brad Rhodes in fourth, piloting his Pro Tow/Beaverton Automotive/Raybourn Performance #50 Eagle, and the Whit Log Trailers/Double R Powdercoating/Redmond Trucking #57X Rocket, driven by Dusty Redmond, in fifth.

Kyle Miller set quick time in time trials while Rob Lindsey was triumphant in the trophy dash. Heat races were won by Miller, Lindsey, and Salem’s Tim Alberding in the Alberding Racing #52 Maxim.

The Wingless Sprint Series will next visit Madras Speedway on Saturday July 9th. It will be the second time this year that the WSS visit the central Oregon ¼-mile clay oval. Be sure and keep up with the latest news and information regarding the Wingless Sprint Series by visiting wingless.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary: Wingless Sprint Series Race #4 Saturday June 25th, 2016 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 6A-Kyle Miller; 2. 23-Rob Lindsey; 3. 85-Ricky Ashley; 4. 50-Brad Rhodes; 5. 57X-Dusty Redmond; 6. 21-Mike Griffith; 7. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 8. 24-Theo McCarty; 9. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 10. 8X-Otto Jorgenson; 11. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 12. 38DD-Randy Dunlap; 13. 15R-Jake Gilman; 14. 57-Lindsay Barney; 15. 52-Tim Alberding; 16. 11X-Chris Batalgia; 17. 54-Johnny Butler

Dash: 1. 23-Rob Lindsey; 2. 52-Tim Alberding; 3. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 4. 6A-Kyle Miller

Heat 1: 1. 6A-Kyle Miller; 2. 50-Brad Rhodes; 3. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 4. 8X-Otto Jorgenson; 5. 21-Mike Griffith; 6. 57-Lindsay Barney

Heat 2: 1. 23-Rob Lindsey; 2. 85-Ricky Ashley; 3. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 4. 54-Johnny Butler; 5. 38DD-Randy Dunlap; 6. 11X-Chris Batalgia

Qualifying: 1. 6A-Kyle Miller; 2. 23-Rob Lindsey; 3. 52-Tim Alberding; 4. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 5. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 6. 57X-Dusty Redmond; 7. 50-Brad Rhodes; 8. 85-Ricky Ashley; 9. 8H-Lance Hallmark; 10. 8X-Otto Jorgenson; 11. 54-Johnny Butler; 12. 15R-Jake Gilman; 13. 57-Lindsay Barney; 14. 11X-Chris Batalgia; 15. 24-Theo McCarty; 16. 21-Mike Griffith; 17. 38DD-Randy Dunlap

 

 

Justin Medlock Scores First URSS Win at CMSP

The United Rebel Sprint Series rolled back through the pit gates with sixteen teams making the trip back to Byers to run a make-up feature from their May appearance that was interrupted by Mother Nature. Colorado Springs racer Justin Medlock led every lap of the race and grabbed his first ever victory with the URSS series.

Scott Rhodes led the field to the green flag with outside pole sitter Medlock grabbing the point with Rhodes, Bob Schaeffer, Nick Sutton and Austin Mclean rounding out the top five after lap one. Sutton and Mclean both made quick work of Schaeffer relegating him to the fifth spot on lap three. They set their sights on the second place car of Scott Rhodes, Mclean taking the third spot from Sutton on lap number five.

Back in the pack sixteenth starter Zach Blurton was making his way towards the front, taking over the tenth spot of lap five. Blurton soon made his way to the ninth position sending Brian Hardman back to the tenth spot on lap six. On lap ten saw Mclean takeover the runner –up spot as he made his way past Rhodes for the position. Coby Pierce made his move past a fading Sutton to take away the sixth spot away on lap eleven with Scheaffer retaking second from Mclean

Austin Mclean would take away the runner-up position back away from Schaeffer on lap fifteen. Zach Blurton had been picking off cars lap after lap and found himself on the tail tank of Scott Cochran by lap fifteen. Lap sixteen saw the red flag fly when Brian Hardman tried to pass another car on the inside coming off of turn four. Hardman made contact with the car and did a soft roll to end his night.

On the restart, Medlock once again powered his way to the lead with Austin Mclean, Bob Schaeffer, Scott Cochran and Tod Plemons in fifth. As the laps dwindled down Blurton was in sixth with Clint Shubert and Coby Peirce in his tire tracks. When the checkered flag fell it was Justin Medlock scoring his first URSS Feature win with Mclean second, Schaeffer third, Cochran fourth and Plemons rounding out the top five.

The Keizer Aluminum Racing Wheels “Hard Charger Award” went to Zach Blurton who came from his 16th starting position to finish sixth.

Heat Race winners were Heat race winners - Jake Martens, Nick Sutton and Bob Schaeffer

Colorado Motorsports Park, Byers Colorado results Feature # 1 - Makeup race from 5/28 1 Justin Medlock 2 Austin McLean 3 Bob Schaeffer 4 Scott Cochran 5 Todd Plemons 6 Zach Blurton 7 Clint Schubert 8 Coby Pearce 9 Howard Van Dyke 10 Brad Wasson 11 Tara Jo Christie 12 Luke Lucero DNF 13 Brian Hardman DNF 14 Scott Rhoades DNF 15 Nick Sutton DNF 16 Ian Christie DNF

 

 

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (20 Entries)

WISSMILLER NUMBER ONE AT DAUGHERTY MSCS SHOW

Boswell, IN - June 25, 2016 - The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series capped the first half of the season with an appearance at Daugherty Speedway. The 3/8s mile oval was a new hunting ground for many of the MSCS drivers on hand to support the series. But some of the veterans had been there before. One of those was Mitch Wissmiller. The Saybrook, IL, driver and former MSCS Champion came to race. His car was fast. The inversion based on the redraw put his sprint car on the pole for the feature. He shot into the lead and that is where he ran for the entire 25 laps. The victory was worth $2,000!

Nick Bilbee also had a fast machine. The Indianapolis driver had posted the second fastest qualifying time. Bilbee closely followed by Carson Short took up the pursuit of Wissmiller. The three left the field behind and were soon in lapped traffic which in itself presented packs of cars to contend with at times. On the final lap Bilbee closed in and finished just .054 seconds behind the winner. Carson Short was only a second off the winning pace in third place.

Chris Gurley and Jon Stanbrough were immersed in a race of their own. The two veteran drivers battled for the fourth spot throughout the event. Gurley prevailed. Stanbrough was fifth in the Paul Hazen sprinter. Rookie Tyler Hewitt finished sixth. Brandon Mattox was next, having returned to the seat of his own number 28. Kent Schmidt pitted in the infield work area on a caution to replace a tire. He rejoined the race before the green flag and moved back up through the field to finish eighth. Brandon Morin and Donny Brackett rounded out the top ten.

Chad Davenport picked up the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award in finishing eleventh. Brandon Morin was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race. He was the only driver who was able to gain more than 3 spots. There was only one caution period in the feature followed by the very quick final 8 laps!

Corey Smith from Kokomo, IN, had the overall fastest time during group qualifying. Smith turned a lap of 13.905 seconds. However he was an early scratch in the racing program and did not compete in the heat races. Rookie Nevil Algie finished his heat with smoke pouring from his car due to a blown head gasket. He was not able to start the feature. Ken Drangmeister lost an engine in the feature.

A big holiday weekend is next up on the Midwest Sprint Car Series schedule. MSCS will be racing Saturday July 2nd to headline the second night of the two day Bill Gardner Sprintacular at the Lincoln Park Speedway. Sunday evening July 3rd MSCS will be involved in the Southern Indiana Sprint Stampede at Tri-State Speedway. The series will share the program with the Winged MOWA Sprint Car Series.

Provided as News and Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

Overall Fastest Qualifier - 66s Corey Smith, 13.905 seconds

First Heat - 21 Carson Short, 12 Chris Gurley, 5K Kent Schmidt, 4B Donny Brackett, 10 Aric Gentry, 41 Dakota Jackson, 98 Brandon Morin, 20 Steve Thomas, 27 Ken Drangmeister, 66s Corey Smith (Scratched)

Second Heat - 57 Jon Stanbrough, 17 Nick Bilbee, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 97 Tyler Hewitt, 28 Brandon Mattox, 11A Nevil Algie, 20D Chad Davenport, 69 Stuart Hanft, 52C Jared Chastain, 72 Al Thomas

Feature (25 Laps) - 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 17 Nick Bilbee, 21 Carson Short, 12 Chris Gurley, 21 Jon Stanbrough, 97 Tyler Hewitt, 28 Brandon Mattox, 5K Kent Schmidt, 98 Brandon Morin, 4B Donny Brackett, 20D Chad Davenport, 10 Aric Gentry, 20 Steve Thomas, 41 Dakota Jackson, 52c Jared Chastain, 72 Al Thomas, 27 Ken Drangmeister, 69 Stuart Hanft

 

 

Mueller, Hed, Goeden, Eickberg and Boden win at PDTR
By: Amy Juech
6-25-2016

Aldag- Honald Mechanical sprints pushed off next with Kurt Davis (West Allis) and Dannon Tessmer (Allenton) setting the pace. Tessmer got into Davis coming out of turn 2 bringing out a red. Jim Melis (Glenbeulah), Douglas Pietz (Milwaukee) and Tyler Brabant (Waupun) flipped. Jeff Ludwig disqualified for driving past the accident scene under red. Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) and Chris Clayton (Waldo) made up the new front row. Goeden shot out to an early lead over Clayton and Scott Conger (Eagle). Derek Siegel (Milwaukee) brought out our next caution for stopping on the back stretch. Goeden had another strong restart and pulled away with over a front stretch lead. Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) captured second place after a short battle with Clayton. Paul Pokorski (West Bend) went inside Kurt Davis for ninth. Goeden was starting to lap traffic. Davis was moving on the high side picking off quite a few drivers after restarting in the rear from the accident earlier. Goeden has lapped about half the field and still sailing. Conger and Tim Haddy (Waupun) are side by side. McMullen was maneuvering lapped traffic in an attempt to find Goeden. Clayton and Tony Wondra (Campbellsport) race side by side until Wondra broke. Davis broke into the top five, working on Haddy next. Goeden continued to hold his backstretch lead over McMullen and is attempting to lap the seventh place car. Double checkers waved for Goeden followed by McMullen, Davis, Haddy and Conger. Hard charger passing 13 was Doug Wondra.
Heat Winners: Tony Wondra (Campbellsport), Kevin Karnitz (West Bend) and Jim Melis (Glenbeulah)

 

 

 

MANITOWOC SPEEDWAY PRODUCES ANOTHER FIRST TIME FEATURE WINNER, ALONG WITH SEVERAL REPEAT WINNERS

Speedway Staff

Friday, June 24th, Manitowoc WI. - Holiday House Night at the Races provided some early fireworks, and a blast from the past as several of the EWSC Winged Super Modifieds joined the show for the evening

PROFESSIONAL PLATING INC 360 SPRINTS

After out of car drivers introductions and a 4 wide salute to the fans, Justin Miller of Plymouth and Kurt Davis of West Allis led the Professional Plating Inc 360 Sprints to the green and Davis would take advantage of the high side to take the lead. Doug Wondra (Campbellsport) and KenJay Fiedler (Plymouth) slid in behind them to challenge. The field spread out quickly as drivers were running several different lines to try and chase Davis down, as he caught the rear of the field on Lap 7 and began lapping cars. Miller, Brandon McMullen (Plymouth), and Fiedler battle amongst themselves for the 4th spot. Davis would hold the lead for the green to checker race, while Danny Schlafer picked up hard charger passing 4 cars.

Heat 1 - 1, Paul Pokorski. 2, Tony Wondra. 3, KenJay Fiedler. 4, Zach Raidart. 5, Doug Wondra. 6, Nich Melis. 7, Josh Teunissen. 8, Derek Siegel.

Heat 2 - 1, Wayne Modjeski. 2, Brandon McMullen. 3, Justin Miller. 4, Kurt Davis. 5, Al Schlafer. 6, Ryan Mayr. 7, Douglas Pietz. 8, Tim Haddy.

Heat 3 - 1, Danny Schlafer. 2, Will Gerrits. 3, John Krebsbach. 4, Anthony Knierim. 5, Chris Clayton. 6, Tyler Brabant. 7, Dick Kaiser.

Feature - 1, Kurt Davis. 2, Doug Wondra. 3, Tony Wondra. 4, Justin Miller. 5, Brandon McMullen. 6, KenJay Fiedler. 7, Paul Pokorski. 8, Danny Schlafer. 9, Wayne Modjeski. 10, Al Schlafer. 11, John Krebsbach. 12, Nich Melis. 13, Douglas Pietz. 14, Chris Clayton. 15, Tyler Brabant. 16, Josh Teunissen. 17, Anthony Knierim. 18, Dick Kaiser. 19, Ryan Mayr. 20, Will Gerrits. 21, Derek Siegel. 22, Tim Haddy (DNS). 23, Zach Raidart (DNS).

 

 

Hall, Tilton, Schroeder, Hicks, and Smith Take Wins at Waynesfield
June 25, 2016
WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/25/16) – Points battles continued Saturday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio as all five weekly classes returned for a night of racing action. With neighboring tracks offering a special program of racing, drivers from all over the Midwest flocked to the 1/3rd mile for a new racing experience. Some drivers traveled across the border from Canada to be in attendance Saturday night.

The Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprint Cars were led to green by the 63D of Jim Dues and the 19 of Matt Cooley. Cooley took the early lead into turn one and led the opening the lap. Bradford, Ohio’s Luke Hall made his way into the second spot early in the race from his outside row four starting spot. As Hall made it into the second spot, the caution flag flew for Austin Troyer. On the restart, Hall found himself with an opportunity to take the lead. Hall did just that moving into the lead. Matt Westfall and Steve Little followed suit moving into the second and third spots respectively. As the race moved on, Hall built up a big lead over Westfall and Little. That lead continued until Hall took the checkered flag. Matt Wesfall came home second. Steve Irwin made a late race surge through the field to finish third. Hall and Westfall picked up the heat race victories.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprint 20 lap A-main was brought to green by the 81H of Anthony Haas and the 65 of Chris Bounds. Bounds won the drag race into turn one and came away with the lead early on in the feature. The field was brought to a stop for the only red flag of the night. Taylor Cox went upside down exiting turn two. Cox climbed out from behind the wheel of the 7X uninjured. Ty Tilton got a great jump on the following restart. Tilton’s 42 surged through the field moving into the top spot near the halfway point. The next battle developed just outside the top five. Ryan Barr came out on the winning end of the battle moving into the top five late in the race. Tilton came away with the win. Chris Bounds finished in second with Kobe Allison finishing in third. Chris Bounds and Anthony Haas picked up the heat race wins.

The Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds had a great field of cars on hand. A total of 32 competitors signed in for a chance to make it into the 20 car A-main. The feature was led to green by the 20K of Bill Keeler and the 55S of Zach Schroeder. Turn two was the problem corner for the Modifieds as multiple cars fell victim to an accident in the turn. The first came on the opening lap when Josh Morton, Scott Gerdeman, Weasel Philipot, and Reed Hurst got together. Jim Post also had an issue in turn two on the second attempt to get the race underway. Once racing did go green, Schroeder took the early lead with Keeler, Hess, and Gingerich looking in. Jeff Koz through his hat in the ring for a brief moment in time until he was out shadowed by Hess and Keeler. With just two laps to go, Schroeder was battling three wide with Hess and Keeler. A late race caution restacked the field giving the win to Zach Schroeder. Brad Hess finished second with Bill Keeler crossing the line in third. Current point lead Josh Scott picked up a heat race win along with Jeff Koz, Brian Post, and Ernie Gingerich. Jim Post picked up the B-main victory.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks lined up the first four rows of the A-main in a King of the Hill format. Mike Hicks claimed the throne to start on the pole beating out Gabe Twining who started on the outside. Hicks took the lead into turn one at the drop of the green flag leaving Twining in the second spot. Hicks began to pull away from the field and approach lap traffic. Just when everyone thought the race had been won early, Hicks got off the racing surface exiting turn two. Hicks went on an off-road exertion through the infield allowing Twining to close the gap. With Twining right on the backend, Hicks transitioned to defense. Family member Chris Hicks moved into the third spot as the yellow flag waved for the C4 of Charles Weigt. Chris Hicks managed to jump into the second spot off the restart. Mike Hicks pulled away and came away with the victory. Chris Hicks came home second with Bill Keeler claiming third. The Hicks duo came into the weekend one and two in the standings. Erik Wolleson, Chris Hicks, Mike Hicks, and Mike Grigsby picked up the heat race victories.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts put on a show with a handful of Waynesfield rookies in the field. Justin Durflinger and Indiana native Alyssa Clark led the field to the opening green flag. Durflinger took the early lead. In the past few years, Durflinger has had such good luck at Waynesfield that many thought he would walk away with the win easily. That was far from the case as Dalton Smith made a run for the lead. Smith split lap traffic regardless of the turn while maintaining a constant battle on Durflinger. David Yoder, who started on the outside of row 3, through his hat into the mix making it a three-way battle for the lead. The trio went three wide with 4 laps to go just avoiding contact with lap traffic exiting turn three. As the white flag went in the air, Smith took the lead from Durflinger and the win. Just Durflinger finished in second with David Yoder taking a close third. Dalton Smith’s victory marked his first ever race at the famous 1/3rd mile at the age of 16. David Yoder and Dalton Smith picked up the heat wins.

Another must see event of the 2016 season takes place next Sunday night, July 3. The Summer Sprint Sizzler, formally Bob Reynolds Memorial, is a race on any sprint car race fans list. The NRA Sprint Invaders will headline the event running for a $3000 payday. They will be joined by a $2000 to win Non Wing, $1000 to win F.A.S.T 305 sprint, and $500 to win Mini Sprint feature events. A $30,000 bonus will be awarded to any driver who can win all four A-mains Sunday night. Racing will begin at 7PM.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and by following @OfficialWRP on Twitter.


RACE RESULTS

Non Wings - Satellite Connections

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 9N-Luke Hall[6] ; 2. 5A-Toby Alfrey[2] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[1] ; 4. 19-Matt Cooley[5] ; 5. 23L-Corbin Loggins[4] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[3] ; 7. 25B-Mark Blausey[8] ; 8. 24A-Austin Troyer[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 54-Matt Westfall[2] ; 2. 0-Steve Irwin [4] ; 3. 18K-Todd Keen[6] ; 4. 63D-Jim Dues[1] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[3] ; 6. 74-Drew Rader[5] ; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[7] ; 8. 17-Kevin Myers[8]

A-Main 1 (0 Laps)
1. 9N-Luke Hall[8] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[7] ; 3. 0-Steve Irwin [5] ; 4. 63D-Jim Dues[1] ; 5. 19-Matt Cooley[2] ; 6. 74-Drew Rader[12] ; 7. 82-Mike Miller[10] ; 8. 18K-Todd Keen[3] ; 9. 87-Paul Dues[11] ; 10. 5A-Toby Alfrey[6] ; 11. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 12. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[14] ; 13. 24A-Austin Troyer[15] ; 14. 17-Kevin Myers[16] ; 15. 25B-Mark Blausey[13] ; 16. 23L-Corbin Loggins[9]


AMSA Mini Sprints - Performance Powder Coating

Heat 1 (8 Laps)
1. 65-Chris Bounds[4] ; 2. 42-Ty Tilton[1] ; 3. 22A-Kobe Allison[6] ; 4. 22B-Brad Racer[3] ; 5. 17-Keith Inbody[7] ; 6. 48D-Dylan Troyer[8] ; 7. 44L-Audisty Brunk[5] ; 8. 7X-Taylor Cox[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)
1. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] ; 2. 17P-Austin Powell[1] ; 3. 28K-Ron Kimmel[5] ; 4. 21B-Ryan Barr[6] ; 5. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[7] ; 6. 44w-Christopher Whipple[4] ; 7. 328-Becca Stiefel[3]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)
1. 42-Ty Tilton[3] ; 2. 65-Chris Bounds[2] ; 3. 22A-Kobe Allison[5] ; 4. 81H-Anthony Haas[1] ; 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[8] ; 6. 22B-Brad Racer[7] ; 7. 17P-Austin Powell[4] ; 8. 48D-Dylan Troyer[11] ; 9. 328-Becca Stiefel[14] ; 10. 44w-Christopher Whipple[12] ; 11. 44L-Audisty Brunk[13] ; 12. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[10] ; 13. 28K-Ron Kimmel[6] ; 14. 17-Keith Inbody[9] ; 15. 7X-Taylor Cox[15]

 

 

Tyler Thomas puts Burton Family back in victory lane
- Wever, Raines and Krupa score Lincoln Park Speedway wins

By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
PUTNAMVILLE – Lincoln Park Speedway provided a night of “firsts” on Saturday evening with several different drivers making emotional trips to Victory Lane at the Putnamville oval.
Tyler Thomas strapped into the Burton Masonry No. 04 for the second time and took the checkered flag despite dogged efforts from Jeff Bland Jr. and Brady Short.
The young Oklahoma native was driving a non-wing 410 sprint car for just the second time after debuting with a sixth-place run at Bloomington on Friday. He was able to trump that impressive run by putting the #04 on the pole for the 25-lap A-main at LPS.
Thomas took the green flag and was able to open a bit of breathing room by the fifth lap as Kyle Robbins sat in second place ahead of Short, Shane Cockrum and Bland. By the 10th circuit, Thomas had his hands full maneuvering through the back of the field as his challengers tried to reel him in for a challenge.
Through the midway point of the race, Thomas was opening a gap and appeared set to sail away to a solid margin of victory as Short and Bland were each duking it out side-by-side for the runner-up position. Behind those two, Cockrum and Robbins fought for the fourth spot.
A caution flag came out on lap 19 to bring the field back together for a final dash for the win. Thomas caught a break as two lapped cars were set behind the second-place running Bland with a third lapper separating Short from Bland.
When the field went green again, Thomas got a good start and would make it stand up without a serious challenge over the final five laps to gain his first non-wing sprint car victory. Bland and Short were in the top-three as Kevin Thomas Jr. rebounded after a broken rocker that left him starting the A-main from 22nd, to place fourth overall. Robbins took fifth in the feature.
In the UMP Modified feature, 16-year-old Jordan Wever got an early back-to-school present with his second career victory after a great battle with Randy Shuman to the finish line.
A day after running second at Bloomington in pursuit of his second career win on the red clay, Wever started third and trailed Shuman for the bulk of the feature before getting past with four laps remaining to get the win.
Rob Brickert started alongside Shuman on the front row with Wever and David Bumgardner in row two. Shuman got to the lead as Brickert spun in turn four and slipped back in the field. Shuman and Wever set the pace ahead of Bumgardner as Travis Shoulders, Kenny Carmichael Sr. and Tyler Loughmiller ran in the top-six spots.
By the halfway mark of the 20-lapper, Shuman was still holding off Wever’s challenges for the point. Carmichael was able to make his way past Bumgardner for the third position by the 15th circuit with Shoulders opening up some breathing room in fifth.
Wever made the decisive move on lap 17 coming out of turn four and drove to the lead past Shuman and was able to hold off his challenges over the final few laps to get the victory. Carmichael held down the third spot ahead of Bumgardner and Shoulders.
In the UMP Super Stock feature, Brazil’s Larry Raines won a four-lap dash for the victory over Steve Peeden after a red flag halted action after a three-car crash on the backstretch.
Raines started on the pole for the race and was able to successfully run the bottom line ahead of Peeden for lap-after-lap. The two opened up a solid gap ahead of Ralph Groomer, Jonathon Newgent, Doug McCullough and Josh Boller.
On lap 13, Peeden went to the top line and made a strong run to get alongside Raines, but couldn’t maintain the momentum coming out of turn four. As the lead pack came out of turn two, Groomer got sideways as McCullough and Wes McClara each made hard contact. All three cars suffered heavy damage as the race was halted to clean up spilled fuel.
Just four laps remained when action resumed and Peeden tried everything he had as he and Raines swapped the lead a couple of times as both drivers battled for the win. Raines took the point once again with one lap remaining as Peeden went back to the top, but was unable to get past Raines for the win.
Raines won his first of the season with Peeden, Greencastle’s Newgent, Boller and Scott Carrington wrapped up the top-five spots.
Terre Haute’s Lenny Krupa III claimed the bomber A-main on Saturday night after holding off a feature-long challenge from Scott Crouch.
Josh Litton battled with Krupa over the first five laps ahead of Crouch and Curt Leonard before Litton slipped back in the field.
Krupa and Crouch remained up front in a dog fight as Leonard took over the third spot with James Walters advancing forward to fourth after starting ninth. Ryan Freeland was in the mix with the lead pack as well.
Up front, Krupa was able to hold down the top spot for the victory ahead of Crouch, Leonard, Walters and Freeland in the top-five. Brazil’s David Wallen was sixth after starting 11th.
In the second bomber feature, Larry Hutto led the bulk of the way before Josh Presley made a bonzai move on the final corner. The pair made heavy contact out of turn four as Presley was able to regain his momentum first on the way to the checkered flag ahead of Hutto and Brazil’s Harley Burns.
Friday will be the first day of the 2nd Annual Bill Gardner Sprintacular event featuring USAC Sprints, modifieds, super stocks and bombers. Saturday will feature the Midwest Sprint Car Series along with modifieds, super stocks and bombers. General admission for each event is $25 with kids age 10-and-under admitted free.

Lincoln Park Speedway
Sprint car feature
1. Tyler Thomas, 2. Jeff Bland, 3. Brady Short, 4. Kevin Thomas Jr., 5. Kyle Robbins, 6. Jarett Andretti, 7. Tim Creech II, 8. Chris Phillips, 9. Shane Cockrum, 10. Chris Babcock, 11. Cole Smith, 12. Lee Underwood, 13. Jadon Rogers, 14. Nate McMillin, 15. Matt McDonald, 16. Shelby VanGilder, 17. Daylan Chambers, 18. Lukas Smith, 19. Jake Henderson, 20. Parker Frederickson, 21. Dylan Shaw, 22. Ben Phillips
Heat winners: Short, Robbins, Babcock

UMP Modified feature
1. Jordan Wever, 2. Randy Shuman, 3. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 4. David Bumgardner, 5. Travis Shoulders, 6. Derek Groomer, 7. Tyler Loughmiller, 8. Tyler Jones, 9. Dan Lewellen, 10. Brent Hudson, 11. Michael Fish, 12. Josh Settles, 13. Roger Mills, 14. Gary Ricketts, 15. Rob Brickert, 16. Christian Rayburn, 17. Roy Bruce Jr., 18. RJ Pruitt, 19. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 20. Cullen Goodman
B-main winner: Hudson
Heat winners: Shoulders, Loughmiller, Bumgardner, Wever

UMP super Stock feature
1. Larry Raines, 2. Steve Peeden, 3. Jonathon Newgent, 4. Josh Boller, 5. Scott Carrington, 6. Matt Jordan, 7. Paul Wright, 8. Scotty Massie, 9. Jack Cambpell, 10. Michael Clark, 11. Josh McDaniel, 12. Wes McClara, 13. Doug McCullough, 14. Ralphy Groomer, 15. David Wallen, 16. Hayden Rogers

Bomber feature
1. Lenny Krupa III, 2. Scott Crouch, 3. Curt Leonard, 4. James Walters, 5. Ryan Freeland, 6. David Wallen, 7. Megan Cavaness, 8. Tom Cox, 9. Jordan Almanza, 10. Alex Reid, 11. Kyle Krupa, 12. Josh Settles, 13. Matthew Grimes, 14. Bob Farris, 15. Tom Courtney, 16. Josh Litton, 17. Travis Heramb, 18. Jerry Hutto, 19. Chad Nolte, 20. Cody Wright

Bomber feature 2
1. Josh Presley, 2. Larry Hutto, 3. Harley Burns, 4. Keivan Clodfleter, 5. Justin Litton, 6. Jeremy Farris, 7. Andrew Pollock, 8. Chris Combs, 9. Scott Tidwell, 10. Justin Bumgardner, 11. Ron Wallen Sr., 12. Randy McPeak
B-main winner: Settles
Heat winners: Freeland, Crouch, Almanza, Wright

 

 

Dain Naida scores first ever Patriot Sprint Tour win at Stateline

(Jamestown, NY) Dain Naida made the trip from Tecumseh, Michigan well worth it as he scored his first ever A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Victory at the New Stateline Speedway over local favorite Jared Zimbardi and Joe Trenca.
15-year-old driver Paulie Colagiovanni and Dain Naida led the 18 car field to the green flag for 25 laps where Naida took the early advantage using the middle lane of the race track. Joe Trenca, who started fourth used the outside lane of the racetrack to take second from Colagiovanni and Jared Zimbardi who were all battling for the runner up spot.
Then on lap six, Trenca used the outside lane once again to power around the 17x of Naida. Trenca began to use his comfortable line of the outside and began to pull away for Naida.
Eight more laps clicked on by where Joe Trenca was looking for his first win in a 360 Sprint Car but on lap 16, Naida used the same line he was using all race and took back the race lead off turn two from Trenca.
The battle for third turned up as Jared Zimbardi got by Colagiovanni on lap 18, and he would not be finished as he took second place from Trenca on lap 21.
Zimbardi then set his sights on the race leader of Naida but would simply run out of time and it was Ohsweken Speedway regular Dain Naida picking up the win over Jared Zimbardi, Joe Trenca, Steve Collins and Justin Barger.
With the win, Naida also took home the Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the Deal’ racing bonus. Dave Just took home the Stampede Steakhouse Final Finisher award as he was the final car to take checkered flag. Dan Kuhn started in the 17th position after finishing fifth in his qualifying heat. Kyle Drum took home the Evingham Site Excavation Dash for Cash event. Qualifying heats were taken by Dane Lorenc, Dain Naida, and Justin Barger.
This sets up the biggest A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour event in recent memory as Bonnell’s Collision Center presents Western Speedweek. The series will race three straight nights and $4,000 will go to the winner each night, it is also 325 just to take the green. It all starts Friday July 1 at the Little Valley Speedway, then to Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday July 2 and then the weekend will conclude at the Eriez Speedway on Sunday July 3.
Fans to encourage to log onto patriotsprinttour.com and to also like us on Facebook at Patriot Sprint Tour. @PatriotSprints is on twitter and Instagram as well.
The Patriot Sprint Tour is a 360 Sprint Car Series that travels to New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario.


A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Stateline Speedway Results- June 25, 2016
A-Main (25 Laps): DAIN NAIDA (1), Jared Zimbardi, Joe Trenca, Steve Collins, Justin Barger, Paulie Colagiovanni, Kyle Drum, Derek Jonathan, Dane Lorenc, Steven Hutchinson Jr, Steve Glover, Paul Habeck, Dan Kuhn, Tyler Graves, Scott Just, Alex Hill, Dave Just, Joe McEwen
Heat 1: Dane Lorenc, Jared Zimbardi, Paulie Colagiovanni, Steve Glover, Tyler Graves, Dan Kuhn, Dan Bennett (DNS)
Heat 2: Dain Naida, Derek Jonathan, Joe Trenca, Steve Hutchinson, Alex Hill, Joe McEwen
Heat 3: Justin Barger, Kyle Drum, Steve Collins, Paul Habeck, Scott Just, Dave Just
ESE Dash: Kyle Drum, Steve Hutchinson Jr, Steve Glover, Scott Just, Tyler Graves, Paul Habeck
Stampede Steakhouse Final Finisher: Dave Just
Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night:’ Dan Kuhn
Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the Deal’ Winners Bonus: Dain Naida
PST American Points Standings
1)35- Jared Zimbardi (1399), 2) 00-Dane Lorenc (1309), 3) 25h- Paul Habeck (1245) 4) 54j- Dave Just (1119), 5) 25g- Tyler Graves (1089), 6) 121- Steve Glover (1034), 7) 67R- Pete Richardson (873), 8) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni (767), 9) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles (734), 10) 5-Justin Barger (688)

 

 

 

Shawn Jones scores emotional victory at Placerville Speedway

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By: Brad Kennedy *
Placerville, CA (June 25)...60 race cars jammed the pits at Placerville Speedway for the 9th point race of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Series, which also represented the second of four "Placerville Posse Challenge" events on the year.
20 Thompson’s Auto Group winged 360 sprint cars lined up for the evening's 25 lap main event, with points leader Mason Moore leading the field to the green flag. Moore set a torrid pace over the first 15 laps, looking for his third feature win of the year.
A lap 16 restart saw Moore once again jump out front as Andy Forsberg in the PitStopUSA.com #7c utilized the top to go from fourth to second going into the first corner. However, Forsberg made contact with Moore sending the F&F Auto Racing #x1 into a spin collecting multiple drivers. Kirt Organ inherited the lead, up from his 4th starting spot. Over the course of the final 10 circuits, Organ held off a hard charging Greg DeCaires for the win. Michael Kofoid got by DeCaires in the waning laps to finish second, while Sean Becker and Andy Forsberg rounded out the top five.
06_25_2016_215c“We have a hit and miss schedule this year at Placerville", explained Organ in victory lane. "I love this track and can’t thank my team enough for getting me on the front stretch tonight. We have been struggling lately so we called my friend Larry Shelton to come help tonight and it paid off".
Earlier in the evening, Andy Forsberg circled the 1/4 mile in 10.808 seconds and earned the $100 Fast Time award courtesy of ADCO Driveline and Exhaust. Heat race wins went to Kyler Shaw, Mason Moore, and Steven Tiner, while Sean Becker grabbed the AL Driveline Hard Charger bonus in the feature, improving 11 positions in the feature to finish 4th.
12 Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models were on hand for the evening, with father and son Mike and Tyler Lightfoot of Placerville owning the front row for the 20 lap event. As soon as the green flag dropped, second row starter Ryan McDaniel attacked like a shark in turns one and two and took the lead. Troy Foulger followed suit shortly thereafter, and moved into second. 06_25_2016_181c
McDaniel stretched a four second advantage in the non-stop event at one point, but found negotiating traffic difficult in the latter stages of the race, allowing Foulger to close. As the white flag flew, Foulger pulled the trigger to pass McDaniel, but misjudged the nose of the race car and made contact with McDaniel causing Foulger to spin on the last lap. McDaniel went on to win, marking his second victory at Placerville in 2016. Matt Micheli was second, with Foulger third, followed by Tyler and Mike Lightfoot to complete the top five.
“I knew I had to make quick work on the start due to the slick conditions. I just didn’t want to be stuck behind anybody, so I was aggressive on the start and that move ultimately won us the race,” a calm Ryan McDaniel explained in victory lane.
Heat race winners were Tom Tilford and Troy Foulger.
17 Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabricating Pure Stocks signed into the pits for the second Posse event of the year, with Orville Owens and Rick Grunert leading the field to green in the 20 lap feature. Grunert took command from Owens early, while Owens would execute a spin and keep going in turns one and two on lap 3.
The caution would wave eventually on lap 9 for Jason Palmer who spun in turn one, collecting the 22H of Michael Hilton and the 11L of Chris Van Roekle.
Rick Grunert would remain on point with Dan Smith in tow for the restart. However, the red flag came out as Rick Campbell hit the turn four wall and eventually rolled his car in turn one. Campbell was uninjured in the accident.
During the red flag stoppage, current Pure Stock point leader Nick Baldwin went to the pits with mechanical woes, and surrendered his fifth place position in the process.
As the race continued with Grunert in command, Chris Van Roekel and Sam Bernstein collided forcing officials to cut the race to 15 laps instead of the scheduled 20. Rick Grunert went on to win his first race of 2016 in the 14SR. Dan Smith, Scott Grunert, Orville Owens and Jason Palmer rounded out the top five.
Heat race wins were taken by Russ Murphy and Dan Jinkerson.
For the third time in 2016, the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car series took to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds clay oval. 21 cars and stars of the series were in attendance to try to tame the "Fastest ¼ mile dirt track in California".
Mike Grenert and Toby Brown led the field to green, but the yellow followed immediately as Terre Rothweiler, Jenna Frazier, Thomas Leiby, Ken Radabaugh and Jeff Fitch all came together to stop the action.
When the race resumed, it would turn into a battle royale, as Chad Matthias, Shawn Jones, Scotty Dahlgren and Dan Geil threw slide job after slide job, swapping positions all around the speedway.
Yellow lights stopped the action with only four circuits to go as Scott Dahlgren and Chad Matthias would make contact, spinning Mattias in turn one.
On the restart, leader Scott Grenert got a slow start allowing Shawn Jones to move from third to the lead. Jones went on to win, dedicating the victory to his mother in law who had passed a few days earlier.
“This win will stick with us for a while”, said an emotional Jones. “I have to thank my brother in law for letting me drive this car for him tonight. I couldn’t be more humbled to win tonight for the family.” Jones explained.
The final finishing order had Grenert 2nd over Buddy Olchowka, Scott Dahlgren and Kevin Bender rounding out the top five. Jones also won the first heat while Danny Wagner and Chad Matthias won heats 2 & 3, respectively.
Placerville Speedway returns to action next Saturday night, July 2nd, with the 10th point race of the Red Hawk Casino Championship Series, while it will also mark the 3rd event of the four race Placerville Posse series. Pit gates open at 2PM with the front gates opening at 3PM. Racing begins at 7PM.
For complete details of the 2016 Red Hawk Casino Championship Racing Season, visit Placerville Speedway’s official website at www.placervillespeedway.com.
Join the over 7700 followers of Placerville Speedway on Facebook, where you can interact with fellow fans, drivers, and staff. You can also find Placerville Speedway on Twitter for schedule updates and more by following us @pvillespeedway. In addition, Placerville Speedway is now on Instagram. Please follow us @PvilleSpeedway.
Placerville Speedway is located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds at 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. The racing facility is operated by Russell Motorsports Incorporated, which can be reached at the track business office at 530-344-7592.
* Additional writing contributions by Dean Mills

 

 

GATES DODGES DISASTER, GRABS $2,500 in LoneStar Sprint Bandits Series Loot!

Kilgore, TX (6/26/16) by DarinShort.com. THANK YOU to all of the race fans and teams that supported the racing program last night at LoneStar Speedway featuring the newly formed Sprint Car Bandits series.

Even with it being a hot summer day, Sam Hafertepe and the track crew had the racing surface in phenomenal condition, with plenty of racing room from top to bottom on the recently widened 75' expanses of LoneStar Speedway.

The 25-lap Sprint Car Bandits feature would turn into an epic barnburner between Dustin Gates (Haughton LA) and John Carney II (El Paso TX), and the pair would exchange the lead several times throughout the event, although Carney would officially only lead 1 lap during the event at the stripe. Carney would tow over 700 miles one-way to compete in the event, he would also bang the wall at least 3 times throughout the event on high speed track.

Video clips of the feature are now posted, so if you'd rather see the video versus reading the 'spoiler alert' in the next paragraphs, go to https://www.youtube.com/user/DarinShortcom/videos and there you will find the 3-part video of the feature race.

Multiple grooves were available to drivers and the first 14 1/2 laps would go green until San Angelo's Gary Floyd would get into the backstretch wall sending his black #58 into a grinding series of flips. It was reported that Gary was uninjured, and we appreciate him making the 375 mile one-way tow to LoneStar Speedway to race with us.

During that opening race segment, Gates and Carney would meticulously pick off lap cars, exchange sliders and battle it out.

After the closed-red for Floyd, the battle would heat up even higher until rounding the corner 3-4 bend coming down for the white flag, when Carney would make a ginormous bottom-to-top slider that completely passed leader Gates - but didn't clear the driver that the pair was attempting to lap, Junior Jenkins. Before Carney could get the momentum of the massive slider 'whoa-ed' down, he would pancake the side of Jenkins sending them both into a spin - directly in front of Gates. Gates would take evasive action and clear the pair unscathed.

Meanwhile, while most eyes had been focused on the lead pair, Michael Lang (Mesquite TX) would be poised to strike, as he would line up in second for the event's green-white-checkers finish after clawing his way through the field in the feature. Lang had earlier won his heat race only to be relegated to a dead-last starting spot for inadvertently forgetting to stop at the scales at the conclusion of the heat.

As the lap 23 restart ensued, Gates was too tough to tame and would cross the checkers first - in what was his first-ever 360CI sprint car victory...and collecting a cool $2,500 in the process. Lang would haul in $1,200 while veteran sprint car ace Claud Estes III (Godley, TX) would bring his Eagle Motorsports #74E across the stripe in third, winning $1,000. The sprint car feature would conclude by 10:45pm.

The Sprint Car Bandits series features a few special rules that helps curb racer costs (with the 1-tire rule), plus tightens up the competition with a stagger rule and wing angle rule...while utilizing their existing equipment in the engine compartment. No tire issues were found in this event, or the previous; and the fans were treated to great sprint car racing action.

Action next weekend for the Sprint Car Bandits series shifts to 85 Speedway in Ennis on July 2nd. Click www.SprintCarBandits.com for more series information. Full results and points will be posted to the SCB site soon.

In LoneStar Speedway championship points racing divisions, feature wins would go to Daniel Washburn in the FWD 4-Cylinders, Jeff Bates in the Factory Stocks; and after some recent bad luck, Jason Ingalls would fully redeem himself by clicking off wins in the Modified and Limited Modified events. Click http://speednetdirect.com/mobile/mobileresults.php?tid=8954 for full LSS results, which are posted at SpeedNet nightly.

Coming up next at LoneStar Speedway is this Saturday's (July 2nd) Firecracker 40 featuring $2,500 to win and $500 to start in the P&W Sales SUPR Late Models; plus big paydays await the winners in the Modifieds ($1,500/win), Factory Stocks ($500/win) and Limited Modifieds ($700/win).

Details are posted at www.LoneStarSpeedway.com - and the night will also include a big fireworks display to help us all celebrate the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend.

Thanks again to everyone who supported the June 25th event and we hope you all enjoyed the fast action on the LoneStar high banks...and we hope to see you next weekend at the first Late Model race of the season, it's going to be a big one!

 

 

Derrik Lusk Captures First UMSS Win at Deer Creek Speedway
Spring Valley, MN
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (6-25-16)

A hot, windy afternoon with the threat of storms later in the evening set of stage for the 2nd Annual Sprints at the Creek UMSS event on Pink-Out Night at the Deer Creek Speedway. Derrik Lusk of Jackson led the final 18 laps for his first career UMSS feature win. Lusk was kind of "on the fence" as to whether they should come over given the predicted bad weather. His dad, Gabby (Gary), told him they were heading east and if Derrik wasn't along they would have to find a driver. Derrik figured he better ride along. Very good decision and later in the evening he put his #2L sprinter in Rock Auto Victory Lane. Like Richert had done the year before, Lusk joined right in on the Pink-Out Night theme of breast cancer awareness and did 20 push-ups following his winner's interview which helped add to the donations received throughout the evening at this popular event. Lusk earned $2,000 for his first UMSS win thanks to added sponsorship help from Midwest Power Equipment and GRP Motorsports in the top seven finishing positions.

The hot weather with the threat of storms kept the car count down just a bit, as (16) UMSS sprints were on hand. Running their usual double round of qualifying races, UMSS heat wins went to Norem and Lusk. A crash on the opening lap of the second heat involving Leigh Thomas, Chris Graf and Brandon Halverson knocked those cars out of the heat, but all three would return for their Challenge race and the feature. The Challenge races were won by Jamey Ogston and Ryan Bowers. Bowers was making his second appearance of the season in the DDR #2 sprinter, having won the previous Saturday night at Brainerd. The top four in passing and finishing points drew for starting positions in the first two rows of the 25 lap feature race. Bowers and Norem drew the front row with Lusk and Ogston in row two.

Norem rocketed into the early lead from his outside front row starting spot with Bowers in second followed by Lusk. A flat left rear tire on Anna Hippe's car saw the yellow wave with four laps scored. Lusk was running second with seven laps scored when race leader Tony Norem attempted to lap Roger McVitty. Contact on the backstretch sent Norem's car flipping wildly. Norem cleared the turn three concrete wall and came to rest against a large billboard just outside of turn three with the tail of the car on the ground and the front end pointing skyward. Norem walked away from the crash, but his car was heavily damaged. Russ Hall dropped out of the race under the red flag with no brakes and Roger McVitty went pit side with a flat right front tire. Lusk was now the leader, a lead he would not relinquish for the remainder of the race with a margin of victory of .747 seconds over Bowers.

Lusk blasted around the high side, coming dangerously close to the turn two wall on several occasions. In fact, he jokingly commented afterwards that he tried to knock it down a couple of times as he bumped off the concrete more than once. Following a spin by Bob McVitty with 14 laps in the books, last year's winner Jerry Richert, Jr. was not as fortunate a lap later with his contact with the turn four wall. Richert's night ended on the wrecker with front end damage to his sprinter. The race clicked off the final ten laps under green, as lightning was flashing in the western sky and a storm was approaching. Lusk was like "lightning" on the track during his 18 lap run to the checkers, as Bowers could only muster a couple of failed attempts for the lead and had to settle for second and a $1,000 payout. Cody Hahn was strong in third with Jamey Ogston also turning in a solid performance in fourth. Veteran racer Dean Brown overcame some gremlins earlier in the night to earn his first top five finish of the season. Rounding out the top ten finishers was Chris Graf, Jeff Pellersels, Brandon Halverson, Leigh Thomas and Anna Hippe. All four previous UMSS Champions (Thomas, Hahn, Graf and Richert) were in attendance.

A huge thanks to Brian Madsen and BP Trading Company for several added $100 bonus awards. Jeff Pellersels earned the BP Trading Company Hard Charger Award, coming from his 14th starting spot to seventh in the feature. Jamey Ogston picked up the BP Trading Company Longest Tow award, edging out Leigh Thomas in distance. Reed Allex was awarded the BP Trading Company Perseverance/Support Award for his dedication to the series. Tony Norem received the BP Trading Company Hard Luck Award for his feature race accident. And one additional $100 Hard Luck award from GRP Motorsports was given to Leigh Thomas for his heat race crash and hard work to make repairs and be ready for the remainder of the evening. GRP indicated it was kind of like a Hard Luck and Long Tow all in one, as Thomas was about 10 miles closer to Deer Creek than Ogston but both made long hauls to get to the track.

Following a weekend off for the July Fourth Holiday, the UMSS winged sprints are back in action twice during the World of Outlaws weekend at the Cedar Lake Speedway. The UMSS winged and Traditional sprints are on the program on Friday night July 8 for the 24th Annual Kouba Memorial which will see the winged sprint feature pay $2,000 to win thanks to contributions from several sponsors. The following night July 9 the UMSS winged and Traditional sprints are once again part of the World of Outlaws show, as it will be an all sprint car program for the entire weekend on July 8-9 at the Cedar Lake Speedway. Sprint car fans will certainly want to make plans to attend this exciting event at the popular western Wisconsin dirt oval. Last year there were strong car counts in both UMSS divisions.

UMSS Race Results - Deer Creek Speedway June 25, 2016 (Race #4)

Midwest Power Equip & GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 2L-Derrik Lusk[3]; 2. 2-Ryan Bowers[1]; 3. 34-Cody Hahn[5]; 4. 03-Jamey Ogston[4]; 5. 1D-Dean Brown[7]; 6. 20G-Chris Graf[10]; 7. 1-Jeff Pellersels[14]; 8. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson[11]; 9. 29-Leigh Thomas[13]; 10. 5-Anna Hippe[6]; 11. 91A-Reed Allex[15]; 12. 7M-Bob McVitty[12]; 13. (DNF) 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[9]; 14. (DNF) 29H-Russ Hall[8]; 15. (DNF) 74-Roger McVitty[16]; 16. (DNF) B1ST-Tony Norem[2].

Lap Leaders: Norem 1-7, Lusk 8-25. Cautions: (3) yellows & (1) red. 1st yellow with 4 laps scored for 5 stopped turn 2 with left rear tire flat. Red flag for B1st wild ride over turn 3 wall and into billboards after contact with 74 with 7 laps scored. 2nd yellow with 14 laps scored for 7M spin turn 2. 3rd yellow with 15 laps scored for 34DD into turn 4 wall and out of race with front end damage.

Midwest Power Equip & GRP Motorsports Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 03-Jamey Ogston[4]; 2. 1D-Dean Brown[2]; 3. 29H-Russ Hall[3]; 4. 2L-Derrik Lusk[6]; 5. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[5]; 6. 20G-Chris Graf[8]; 7. 1-Jeff Pellersels[1]; 8. 91A-Reed Allex[7].

Lap Leaders: Pellersels 1, Ogston 2-8. No cautions.

Midwest Power Equip & GRP Motorsports Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Ryan Bowers[2]; 2. B1ST-Tony Norem[6]; 3. 34-Cody Hahn[4]; 4. 5-Anna Hippe[5]; 5. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson[1]; 6. 29-Leigh Thomas[7]; 7. 7M-Bob McVitty[3]; 8. 74-Roger McVitty[8].

Lap Leader: Bowers 1-8. No cautions.

Track Rat Photos Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. B1ST-Tony Norem[1]; 2. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[2]; 3. 34-Cody Hahn[3]; 4. 29H-Russ Hall[5]; 5. 2-Ryan Bowers[7]; 6. 1-Jeff Pellersels[4]; 7. 91A-Reed Allex[6]; (DNS) 74-Roger McVitty.

Lap Leader: Norem 1-8. No cautions.

Meeks Video Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2L-Derrik Lusk[2]; 2. 5-Anna Hippe[1]; 3. 03-Jamey Ogston[3]; 4. 7M-Bob McVitty[4]; 5. 1D-Dean Brown[7]; 6. (DNF) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson[5]; 7. (DNF) 20G-Chris Graf[8]; 8. (DNF) 29-Leigh Thomas[6].

Lap Leader: Lusk 1-8. Cautions: (1) yellow on opening lap when 29 contacted backstretch wall and collected 20G & 13MJ. All three cars out or race.

 

 

Exciting Finish Brings Matt Tanner Lucas Oil ESS Glory at Merrittville

By MIKE MALLETT

THOROLD, ONT – Matt Tanner needed nearly every lap in Saturday night’s Lucas Oil Super Sprint/Mach 1 Chassis A-Main at the Merrittville Speedway to put himself out in front of the field. The Stephentown, N.Y., driver worked and worked to get to the front and finally secured the top spot in the Gary Cunningham Memorial with just two of laps to go.

That wasn’t the end of the fight for Tanner as he had to navigate traffic while not surrendering the lead back to upstart Ryan Turner. At the end it was Tanner picking up the $2,350 winner’s share in the Einstein Construction Group Canadian Series event over Turner for his first win since August of last season at the I-88 Speedway.

“This is great,” Tanner said. “We’ve struggled so bad this year. We’ve had some super-fast race cars. We were here earlier in the year and we thought we had a win, but we gave it away. It feels good to finally take a fast race car and put it in victory lane.”

Steve Poirier started on the pole with Parker Evans alongside. Evans gained the advantage on the top of turns one and two but that was the end of their battle as before a lap was concluded contact between them sent Evans tumbling in turn four. Evans night was over and Poirier was relegated to the rear.

This now put Jordan Poirier on the point with Stan Zanchin flanking him to the outside. Jordan gained the lead on lap one before Turner got a run on the inside to take the position on lap two. Jordan then shot back around Turner to lead lap three.

Turner remained patient while parking his No. 91 on the inner part of the surface. Jordan continued to work the cushion. Turner’s lane proved to be faster allowing him to retake the top spot on lap nine.

Turner opened up a slight lead on Jordan before caution slowed the pace of the action on lap 12 as Zanchin spun in turn four. This set up a double-file restart. Racing went back to green with Turner holding off the challenges of Jordan with Tanner joining the fray from his 12th place starting spot.

As the laps clicked off on the three-eighths mile oval, Tanner ran the middle lane with Turner low and Jordan on the cushion. The three drivers never deviated from there line. That was until the race reached the final few laps. At that point Tanner decided it was time to make a move.

Twenty-two laps were complete when Tanner was finally able to use slide job in turns one and two to get by Jordan for the runner-up position. This put him back on the cushion, the line that he had used to work his way into the top three. From here he tracked down Turner.

“I’d been running the top there but when I got to Jordan we were running the same line,” stated Tanner. “I could never clear him coming out of four to get up in front of him. The one time I finally did. Once I got the top back, the car was so good on the top.”

Tanner made the pass for the lead as the pair exited the fourth turn with only two revolutions of the track remaining. He barely beat Turner to the line. That wasn’t the end as they now had to fend off each other while working through cars at the back end of the field.

The while flag came with Tanner working the high line and Turner down low. They both cleared the slower cars as they exited the second corner. Tanner remained on the cushion as Turner dove as low as he could to find moisture to propel him back to the lead. At the line it was Tanner by .473 over Turner for the win.

“It was tough telling where they were going to go because they were racing themselves,” stated Tanner about the traffic. “Luckily it all played out. They kind of left the top and that gave me what I needed. I kind of used a little pick there. At that I was just hoping that it was over.”

For Turner, of Caistor Centre, Ont., it was his best career finish with the series. He made every effort to keep Tanner in the runner-up position but came up just short in his quest.

“I could hear someone outside of me almost the whole race,” commented Turner. “I looked ahead with about five to go and I knew it was going to be interesting. I thought I could get him (Tanner) underneath but I just didn’t have enough. I’m really happy with this run. I wish we were sitting up there in first but we’ll take this one.”

Jordan, of St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que, matched his career best with his second third place finish on the season. The younger side of the Poirier family was in the mix as well at the checkered just a few car lengths back.

“It was fun racing with Matt and Ryan,” mentioned Jordan. “It was hard in turn four because the track was coming along and getting slick. I gave it my best so I’m pretty happy with my third.”

Port Colborne, Ont., driver, Dave Dykstra finished fourth in the order while Steve rebounded from the lap one incident to secure the final spot in the top five.

ESS/Merrittville Notes – A total of 30 cars filled the pits in front or a huge crowd at the D-Shaped oval…15 locals drivers joined the Lucas Oil ESS faithful with Jake Brown making his first ever ESS start…The 7-12 Challenge has now been claimed 4 times with Tanner taking the biggest slice of the pie to date at $300…Next up is the Donath Motorworx CNY Speedweek, June 29-July3.

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main - Matt Tanner ($2,350), Ryan Turner ($1,050), Jordan Poirier ($825), Dave Dykstra ($630), Steve Poirier ($765), Ryan Susice ($760), Glenn Styres ($455), Jason Barney ($470), Jamie Turner ($460), Paul Kinney ($500), Cory Turner ($410), Jim Huppunen ($345), Brandon Kidd ($300), Jake Brown ($340), Mikey Kruchka ($310), Dylan Westbrook ($330), Tim Axton ($100), Stan Zanchin ($275), Chad Miller ($275), Chris Jones ($275), Dave Axton ($275), Jonathan Preston ($75), Mitch Brown ($300), Parker Evans ($275)

Did Not Qualify - Mike Stelter, Lee Winger, Shawn Donath, Havard Daniels, Scott Sherk, Jim Porter.

Lap Leaders - J. Poirier 1, R. Turner 2, J. Poirier 3-8, R. Turner 9-22, Tanner 23-25.

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 - Huppunen, S. Poirier, D. Axton, Dykstra, Westbrook, Barney.

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 - Styres, R. Turner, Miller, M. Brown, Kinney, J. Turner

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 - J. Poirier, Zanchin, Evans, Tanner, C. Turner, J. Brown,

Doc Magilligan's/Cobra Coaches Dash - Kinney, Westbrook, J. Brown, Barney, R. Turner, J. Turner.

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main - Susice, Kidd, Kruchka, Jones.

Provisonal Starters - Preston, T. Axton.

Bonuses:

Doc Magilligan's/Cobra Coaches Dash – Kinney ($100), Westbrook ($75), J. Brown ($50), Barney ($25), C. Turner ($25), J. Turner ($25)

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Susice (13 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – R. Turner $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Susice $50

E&V Energy – Tanner and T. Axton $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary – D. Axton $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – S. Poirier $35

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time – Barney, Kruchka, M. Brown $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – J. Poirier, Styres, Huppunen $25

911 Restoration – J. Turner, C. Turner $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – Tanner $300 - $100 at Brewerton June 29th

Hoosier Tires – S. Poirier $200

Vahlco Wheels – Susice $190

For more Information on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints:
Web: www.empiresupersprints.com
Twitter: @ESSprints

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Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Oh. – Byron Reed survived a wild feature at Fremont Speedway Saturday, June 25 on Ludwig Propane Night to score his third Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint victory of the season at “The Track That Action Built.”

On a tricky track, Reed, from Monclova, Ohio, took the lead on the second lap and despite some bobbles and several restarts, went on to score his 30th career win at Fremont Speedway putting him in a tie for 15th on the track’s all-time win list.

“That was an excruciating 40 laps. It didn’t help that Monday night I flipped and wrenched my neck and back pretty good and those ruts were going through my spine it felt like,” said Reed in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“As I’ve gotten a long more in my career you start to recognize the history and all the people that have gone around this place and the historic significance of this track. This means a lot. I have to thank Fremont and Rich (Farmer, promoter) and the crew. It looked like there was a pretty good crowd. I want to thank Crown Battery and Ken Gill Construction and my crew,” added Reed.

Lindsey, Ohio’s Steve Rando drove into the lead with 10 laps to go and went on to earn his first win of the year in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. It is his 9th career victory at Fremont Speedway.

“When the race first started I was really tight and it was falling over on the right rear hard and I just kept running it and running it and it got better and better. I figured out where to run and it worked. It’s been a tough year. We got a new car and we’ve been struggling on set-up,” said Rando beside his Westway Farms, Davis Fabricators, North Coast Sealing, North Coast Asphalt, Attitudes Hair Salon backed #19R.

“I have to thank my daughter. She was yelling at me today ‘daddy can you just go faster, I want a trophy.’ I’m glad I could do that for her tonight,” Rando added.

Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti would dominate the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature, leading 14 of the 15 laps to score his fifth win of the year. It is his 30th career victory at Fremont Speedway, tying him with Reed for 15th on the track’s all time win list.

“It’s pretty awesome to have 30 wins let alone one at the action track. Happy anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Babcock (truck owners) I’m glad I could give them a win tonight,” said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking, Real Geese Decoys, Dave Story Equipment Repair, KS Sales and Service backed #7B.

Delta, Ohio’s Ky Harper would lead all 15 laps for a dominating win in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models. It was his third victory of the year at Fremont and eighth career win at the track.

“I’m getting too fat and out of shape for this rough stuff. We gave it our best and we’re here on the front stretch. I have to thank all my family members, Cut Right Lawn Care, Jed’s, Harper Enterprises, Twist T Freeze…couldn’t do it without all those people,” Harper said.

Adam Kekich and DJ Foos brought the field to green for the 40 lap 410 sprint feature with Foos gaining the advantage over Reed, Kekich, Caleb Griffith, Parker Price Miller, Ryan Broughton and Broc Martin. Foos jumped the cushion in turn three after a lap was completed, bringing out the caution. Reed inherited the lead and on the restart pulled away slightly from a good battle for second between Griffith and Kekich.

Griffith took second before the caution flew again for a Foos spin with four laps scored. When the green flew Griffith began to pressure Reed with Price Miller battling with Martin for third. Following a caution for a stalled Chris Andrews on lap six Reed again felt pressure from Griffith. Price Miller popped a tire on lap seven but would repair and join the tail of the field.

Once again when the green came out Reed and Griffith battled with Martin, Kekich, Stuart Brubaker and Brian Lay in pursuit. Griffith’s great run came to a disastrous end on lap 11 when he got upside down. He was okay. The restart order was now Reed, Martin, Kekich, Brubaker, Lay, Todd Heller, Gary Taylor and Craig Mintz. Brubaker would take third on lap 12.

With 15 laps scored, Reed bobbled on the cushion in turn three and Martin quickly closed as they raced into lapped traffic. A quick caution on lap 26 gave Reed a clear track with Martin and a surging Price Miller in tow.

Reed encountered lapped traffic with six laps to go with Martin again closing followed by Price Miller, Taylor and Kekich. Martin jumped the cushion in turns one and two with four laps to go but a caution for Valenti who cut a tire would put him right back on Reed’s back bumper. It looked like Reed had the race in control when the caution flew on lap 39. The one lap chase to the checkers saw Reed drive away to the win. Martin would have a mechanical issue and dropped back through the pack. Following Reed would be Price Miller, Taylor, Kekich and Broughton.

Kelsey Ivy and Jimmy McGrath Jr. brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with McGrath gaining the advantage. Dustin Dinan spun with three laps scored with McGrath leading Kyle Capodice, Kelsey Ivy, Jason Keckler, Paul Weaver, Matt Foos and Ricky Peterson.

Capodice took the lead on lap five but McGrath raced side by side with him over the next three laps while Peterson worked his way to third. Capodice started to pull away slightly by lap eight with McGrath now battling with Peterson for second while Ivy, Foos and Keckler battled hard for fourth. By lap 10, Capodice had a slim lead over Peterson with McGrath also close while Ivy, Keckler, Rando and Foos battled hard for fourth.

Peterson blasted into the lead on lap 11 but disaster struck a lap later as he made contact with a lapped machine, sending him spinning and giving the lead back to Capodice. McGrath was now second again with Rando into third followed by Ivy, Weaver, Jamie Miller and Keckler.

Rando found something in the middle of turns three and four to his liking and drove from third into the lead on lap 15. Rando began to pull away from Capodice, McGrath, Foos, Weaver, Miller and Ivy.

A few close calls with lapped cars in the final four circuits were the only thing standing in Rando’s way. He drove to the win over Capodice, Foos, McGrath and Weaver.

In the 15-lap dirt truck feature, after a couple of cautions to start the event, Cory McCaughey led the first lap over Jeff Ward and Valenti. Valenti split the top two and took the lead on the second circuit but McCaughey, Ward, Kent Brewer and Dustin Keegan stayed close.

McCaughey brought out the caution on lap three. When the green flew so did Valenti as Ward and Brewer battled for second. Brewer took the second position on lap five but could not get to Valenti.

Eric Potridge took a tumble with three laps remaining but no one had anything for Valenti who drove to the win over Brewer, Ward, Dana Frey and Dustin Keegan.

A multi-car pile-up on the opening lap of the 15 lap late model feature was about the only thing to slow Harper. He would grab the lead from the drop of the green while a great battle ensued for second involving Matt Shipley, John Brooks, Steve Sabo and Tim Sabo. However, a caution for debris from Shipley’s car with two laps scored put Steve Sabo now into second with Brooks and Tim Sabo in pursuit.

A caution for Jamie Miller with five laps scored would keep the field tight with Harper leading Tim Sabo, Brooks, Steve Sabo and Chester Fitch. The final caution flew on lap 10 with Harper leading Tim Sabo, Brooks and Fitch.

Harper was able to pull away the final five laps for the win over Tim Sabo, Fitch, Shipley and Brooks.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 9 for Crown Battery Night. Fans will cast their votes for their favorite driver and the driver who gains the most votes will take home a truck load of racing supplies.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway

Ludwig Propane Night

Starting Position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Fricker’s Qualifying

1.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.107; 2.83M-Broc Martin, 13.127; 3.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.197; 4.2-Parker Price-Miller, 13.303; 5.1st-Gary Taylor, 13.351; 6.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.370; 7.2+-Brian Smith, 13.393; 8.5-Byron Reed, 13.411; 9.45L-Brian Lay, 13.504; 10.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.601; 11.23-DJ Foos, 13.620; 12.14H-Todd Heller, 13.633; 13.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.749; 14.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.826; 15.35-Chris Andrews, 13.964; 16.09-Craig Mintz, 13.982; 17.59J-Kirk Jeffries, 13.990; 18.27K-Ben Rutan, 14.046; 19.83-Nate Reeser, 14.076; 20.3J-Trey Jacobs, 14.112; 21.1M-Dustin Stroup, 14.124; 22.46AU-Stuart Williams, 14.310; 23.901-Bob Lime, 14.596; 24.33K-Kyle Patrick, 14.679; 25.96AU-Bruce White, 14.769; 26.8J-Jess Stiger, 15.004; 27.7-Shawn Valenti, 15.277; 28.14-Daryl Daugherty, 16.166; 29.1K-Joey Pendergrass, 99.140; 30.9-Jordan Ryan, 99.150; 31.8-Bryan Sebetto, 99.210;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 5K-Adam Kekich[3] ; 2. 1M-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 4. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[2] ; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor[5] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 8. 1K-Joey Pendergrass[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] ; 2. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[5] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 6. 27K-Ben Rutan[2] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 35-Chris Andrews[3] ; 2. 33M-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 5. 83-Nate Reeser[2] ; 6. 901-Bob Lime[1] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[5] ; 8. 8-Bryan Sebetto[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 2-Parker Price-Miller[6] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 4. 33K-Kyle Patrick[1] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 6. 14-Daryl Daugherty[7] ; 7. 14H-Todd Heller[4]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 2. 1st-Gary Taylor[1] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 4. 14H-Todd Heller[5] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 6. 83-Nate Reeser[7] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[11] ; 8. 27K-Ben Rutan[6] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[10] ; 10. 14-Daryl Daugherty[12] ; 11. 901-Bob Lime[9] ; 12. 1K-Joey Pendergrass[13] ; 13. 8-Bryan Sebetto[15] ; 14. 9-Jordan Ryan[14] ; 15. 2+-Brian Smith[2]

A-Main 1 (40 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 3. 1st-Gary Taylor[11] ; 4. 5K-Adam Kekich[1] ; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 6. 83M-Broc Martin[7] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[13] ; 9. 1M-Dustin Stroup[17] ; 10. 14H-Todd Heller[14] ; 11. 33K-Kyle Patrick[19] ; 12. 7-Shawn Valenti[20] ; 13. 16-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 14. 45L-Brian Lay[12] ; 15. 09-Craig Mintz[15] ; 16. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[16] ; 17. 33M-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 18. 35-Chris Andrews[10] ; 19. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 20. 46AU-Stuart Williams[18]

Hard Charger: 1st-Gary Taylor +8

305 Sprints – Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 3. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 5. 1X-Dustin Dinan[9] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[6] ; 8. 97-Kyle Peters[10] ; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 10. 44-Kyle Farmer[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 4. 10-Josh Harrison[8] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[10] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[9] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[4] ; 9. 9W-Don Whitney[1] ; 10. 77I-John Ivy[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 2L-Landon Lalonde[2] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[5] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 5. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[1] ; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle[4] ; 7. 66-Jamie Miller[9] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[6] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 4. 41-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[14] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[4] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 9. 97-Kyle Peters[7] ; 10. 45-Trevor Baker[12] ; 11. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 12. 44-Kyle Farmer[13] ; 13. 47-Matt Lucius[8] ; 14. 9W-Don Whitney[11]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 3. 2F-Matt Foos[6] ; 4. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[2] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 6. 66-Jamie Miller[16] ; 7. 77I-John Ivy[19] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 10. 1-Nate Dussel[12] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 12. 1X-Dustin Dinan[11] ; 13. 99-Alvin Roepke[15] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[14] ; 15. 41-Thomas Schinderle[17] ; 16. 7M-Brandon Moore[20] ; 17. 10-Josh Harrison[9] ; 18. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[13] ; 19. 2-Ricky Peterson[10] ; 20. 22M-Dan McCarron[18]

Hard Charger: 77i-John Ivy +12

Dirt Trucks – Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 3. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[5] ; 4. 4x-Brian Sorg[1] ; 5. 7f-Dana Frey[8] ; 6. 72-Eric Potridge[6] ; 7. 13-Len benyak[2] ; 8. 51W-Thomas Anderson[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 5s-Brad Stuckey[6] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[7] ; 4. 16-Jim Holcomb[4] ; 5. 37-Eric DeVanna[5] ; 6. 99-Gene Potridge[3] ; 7. 721-John Martis[8] ; 8. 4s-Keith Sorg[2]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[3] ; 4. 7f-Dana Frey[9] ; 5. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 6. 16-Jim Holcomb[4] ; 7. 4s-Keith Sorg[16] ; 8. 99-Gene Potridge[12] ; 9. 13-Len Benyak[13] ; 10. 721-John Martis[14] ; 11. 72-Eric Potridge[11] ; 12. 51W-Thomas Anderson[15] ; 13. 37-Eric DeVanna[10] ; 14. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[1] ; 15. 5s-Brad Stuckey[7]

Hard Charger: 4s-Keith Sorg +9

602 Late Models – McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 34-Ky Harper[1] ; 2. 44-Matt Shipley[5] ; 3. 00-John Brooks[2] ; 4. 4M-Jamie Miller[4] ; 5. 43K-Louis Alan[3] ; 6. 04-Jeff Hites[7] ; 7. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 98-Tim Sabo[2] ; 2. 101-Chester Fitch[5] ; 3. 01-Brandon Perkins[1] ; 4. 16-Steve Sabo[4] ; 5. 17x-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 6. 32-Brandon Myers[7] ; 7. 27K-Jay King[6]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)

1. 34-Ky Harper[4] ; 2. 98-Tim Sabo[5] ; 3. 101-Chester Fitch[2] ; 4. 44-Matt Shipley[6] ; 5. 00-John Brooks[8] ; 6. 01-Brandon Perkins[7] ; 7. 16-Steve Sabo[1] ; 8. 17x-Dustin Keegan[10] ; 9. 32-Brandon Myers[12] ; 10. 04-Jeff Hites[11] ; 11. 27K-Jay King[14] ; 12. 43K-Louis Alan[9] ; 13. 4M-Jamie Miller[3] ; 14. 12-Kyle Dukeshire[13]

 

 

Jac Haudenschild Wins $10,000 Ohio Sprint Speedweek Finale In Dramatic Fashion at Eldora

Kemenah Earns Speedweek Championship; Pardo Beats Woodard In Stock Car Battle To Checkers

ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 25, 2016) – The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild certainly lived up to his label Saturday night at Eldora Speedway, earning the NKTelco Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale worth $10,000 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Haudenschild, pilot of the familiar Phoenix Racing/No. 59, took command of the 30-lap feature program with a wild high-low pass in traffic of Chad Kemenah on lap 17, and withstood traffic and constant pressure from Chad Kemenah and Tim Shaffer on the very topside of the speedway. The Wooster, Ohio, native now owns 30 career victories with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, two of which have been earned during the 2016 season. Tim Shaffer would cross under the final checkers second, followed by Chad Kemenah, Randy Hannagan, and Danny Holtgraver.

“The car was just really good all night long,” said Jac Haudenschild in victory lane. “Feels good to be back with this team. This is a big win for us. We’ll be back for the Kings Royal next month, so we’ll try to keep this going and get another one.”

Jac Haudenschild won the battle, but Chad Kemenah won the war, claiming the 2016 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket title worth $1,000. It is the second ever Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship for the Alvada, Ohio, native and a first ever title for car owner Rob Hunter. Sheldon Haudenschild finished second in the overall Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket title chase, followed by Tim Shaffer, Dean Jacobs, and Kraig Kinser.

“This is a really big deal for our team,” explained Chad Kemenah regarding his Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket title. “My car owner (Rob Hunter) has never won an Ohio Sprint Speedweek title. It’s especially special for us because some of our biggest supporters are here tonight at Eldora Speedway with us. This is a really big momentum boost for our team. Rob and Rita Hunter consistently give us great race cars and great equipment to work with. We’re racing good and that allows us to have a lot of fun.”

With the runner-up finish during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale, Chad Kemenah officially takes control of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase, holding a mere 14 point advantage over defending champion Dale Blaney leading into Independence Day weekend.

In a wild Eldora Stock feature, Paul Pardo recorded another victory and regained the point lead but it was definitely earned the hard way.

Pardo, Earnie Woodard and Rob Trent paced the field in a race slowed by several cautions at the beginning including a six-car scramble on lap-2. The trio continued their race up front until Pardo and Woodard broke away when Trent was tripped up by lapped traffic. On the final lap, Woodard passed Pardo with a classic slide-job but Pardo cut back underneath him and the two made contact sending Pardo across the finish line sideways and into the wall. Pardo was collected by seventh place finisher Frank Paladino. Woodard finished second and Trent was third.

The next event on Eldora’s calendar is the 33rd running of the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal Weekend featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Thursday-Friday-Saturday, July 14-15-16.

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
MINOR SPORTS NIGHT
PRESENTED BY PINTY'S DELICIOUS FOODS
TOTAL ENTRIES – 122

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KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (24 entries)
Three-time Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner Steve Poirier made yet another trip to Ohsweken's victory lane after starting 6th and taking the lead of the 360 Sprint Car A-Feature from Mitch Brown on lap 7. The Quebec driver was making his first Ohsweken appearance of the season, and first since narrowly missing his 4th CSCN win last September.

Brown fought back several times on Poirier, but began to fall back when Poirier altered his line to get through turns one and two. Brown held off Dain Naida, Dave Dykstra, and Ryan Turner in a good race for the runner-up spot.

NOTES: Mitch Brown continues to lead the 360 Sprint Car championship standings, while his brother Jake is 2nd and leads the Rookie of the Year standings...Defending track champion Glenn Styres dropped out of the race on lap 8 with mechanical problems while running 5th...Steve Poirier and Havard Daniels both made their first Ohsweken starts of 2016, while Chad Miller and Jordan Poirier both made their Ohsweken debuts...

A-FEATURE (20 laps - NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 28fm Steve Poirier (6)
2. 10 Mitch Brown (1)
3. 17x Dain Naida (3)
4. 5d Dave Dykstra (7)
5. 91 Ryan Turner (2)
6. 97 Cory Turner (8)
7. 47x Dylan Westbrook (13)
8. 1-10 Jake Brown (9)
9. 14h Jim Huppunen (14)
10. 11 Jamie Turner (16)
11. 81 Derek Jonathan (5)
12. 20fm Jordan Poirier (17)
13. 38 Tyler Hendricks (19)
14. 9 Steve Lyons (20)
15. 6 Curtis Gartly (18)
16. 9nz Havard Daniels (15)
17. 77x Alex Hill (10)
DNF. 69c Chad Miller (11)
DNF. 5c Conor Mahoney (12)
DNF. 0 Glenn Styres (4)
A-Feature Lap Leaders - Mitch Brown (1-6), Steve Poirier (7-20)
Hard Charger - Dylan Westbrook (+6), Jamie Turner (+6)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - 2:01.847)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (4), 2. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (8), 3. 69c Chad Miller, Amsterdam NY (2), 4. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (6), 5. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (5), / 6. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (1), 7. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (7), 8. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (3)

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - 2:06.486)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (1), 2. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (5), 3. 5c Conor Mahoney, Hamilton ON (2), 4. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (8), 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (7), / 6. 20fm Jordan Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC (4), 7. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (6), 8. 31 John Burbridge, Jr., St. Williams ON (3)

STRICKLAND'S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - 2:06.814)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (3), 2. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (2), 3. 28fm Steve Poirier, Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC (8), 4. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON (6), 5. 9nz Havard Daniels, Auckland NZ (1), / 6. 43 Scott Sherk, Port Colborne ON (4), 7. 2 Lee Winger, Caledonia ON (5), 8. 01jr Barry Beck, Jr., Port Colborne ON (7)

B-FEATURE (10 laps - 2:47.524)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 11 Jamie Turner (1), 2. 20fm Jordan Poirier (2), 3. 6 Curtis Gartly (5), 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks (4), 5. 9 Steve Lyons (7), / 6. 43 Scott Sherk (3), 7. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (8), 8. 2 Lee Winger (6), 9. 01jr Barry Beck, Jr. (9)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 - Most heat race passing points): Mitch Brown - 8th to 2nd

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STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (16 entries)
Jesse McDonald was scheduled to start 3rd, but benefited when polesitter Josh Shantz was moved back one row for going too early on the original start. McDonald inherited the pole position and never looked back, as he went on to claim his first career Crate Sprint Car A-Feature win by almost 2 seconds.

Ryan Hunsinger and Brad Herron raced for the runner-up position for a good portion of the race before Hunsinger took it back from Herron on lap 14. Hunsinger stayed in 2nd until the checkered flag, followed by Herron, and career-best finishes for both Jordan Hill and Hannah Ferrell.

NOTES: Ryan Hunsinger remains atop the Crate Sprint Car championship standings, while Jesse McDonald is the Rookie of the Year leader...Ed Green made his first Ohsweken start of 2016...

A-FEATURE (20 laps - NT)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 88 Jesse McDonald (3)
2. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (2)
3. 12 Brad Herron (4)
4. 99 Jordan Hill (5)
5. 8 Hannah Ferrell (9)
6. 4 Mack DeMan (6)
7. 1 Holly Porter (13)
8. 18 Josh Shantz (1)
9. 55 Mike Thorne (11)
10. 87x Shone Evans (12)
11. 5 Alex Schuts (7)
12. 49h Jerry Hill (8)
13. 68 Aaron Turkey (10)
14. 10g Ed Green (15)
15. 18x Davey Boughton (14)
DNS. 04x Mike Bell, Jr. (16)
A-Feature Lap Leaders - Jesse McDonald (1-20)
Hard Charger - Holly Porter (+6)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps - NT)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON (1), 2. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON (4), 3. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia ON (7), 4. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON (2), 5. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (3), 6. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa ON (8), 7. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (5), 8. 10g Ed Green, Ohsweken ON (6)

MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF BRANTFORD & PARIS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps - NT)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (1), 2. 99 Jordan Hill, Ohsweken ON (3), 3. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (7), 4. 5 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (5), 5. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (5), 6. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland ON (6), 7. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle ON (2), DNS. 04x Mike Bell, Jr., Hagersville ON (8)

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($100 - Fastest heat race lap time): Brad Herron - 15.966 seconds

 

 

Sodeman Wins in Tribute Car;
Fink, McCandless, Smith, Pfeuffer, Hanlon, and Simmons Also Score

(Mercer, PA June 25, 2016): Jack Sodeman, jr. carried the colors of his dad's famous Sprint Car into victory lane for the first time in 2016. The car may have a retro color scheme and graphics package, but it has all of the modern bells and whistles. Sodeman splits his time between his contemporary car and the throw-back machine, but he likes to bring the traditional one to Mercer, in particular. "Mercer is kind of its home, my dad actually made a pretty good career out of Mercer Raceway Park in the exact same car. It must be the theme that everybody likes," he said.

Also taking wins on Fireworks Night presented by Pizza Joe's were Kyle Fink (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds), Gregg McCandless (Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors), Shawn Smith (Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars), Shane Pfeuffer (Rock Concrete Modified Lites), Todd Hanlon (Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks), and Jordan Simmons (Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints).

Jack Sodeman, Jr. took the lead at the drop of the green in the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints, and he methodically built his lead. Before the first caution was displayed, on lap 18, he had a half track lead over MIchael Bauer, who had wrestled second away from Jason Dolick. After that first caution, there were a number of other interruptions, including one final caution when Sodeman was a half lap away from victory.

"I was just hoping that they put enough fuel in the car," Sodeman said about the numerous cautions over the final seven laps. "As long as I hit my marks, I knew that I would be OK." Sodeman did have enough fuel to go the rest of the way.

"There were a lot of young guns behind us, but I liked the spot that we were in," Sodeman explained. One of those younger drivers was Michael Bauer, who scored his best finish in a 410 Sprinter, second. Carl Bowser was third, a position that he occupied for almost the entire 25 laps. Brandon Spithaler came on to get fourth, with Brandon Matus a close fifth.

After making an appearance on MRN's Winged Nation earlier in the week, A.J. Flick was sixth. Dan Kuriger was seventh. It is now officially summer, as Andy McKisson made his first run at the Park to get seventh. Invader Sean Zemunik was ninth, and Scott Priester in tenth.

There were three heats for the 22 cars on hand. The winners were Brandon Spithaler, Zemunik, and Bauer. There was no B Main, as all cars were allowed to start the feature race.

The luck of the draw put the top two point men on the front row for the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified feature event. Everybody was expecting a titanic struggle between Jimmy Holden, who had a slim one-point lead entering the night's action, and Kyle Fink, who has been remarkably consistent this season. Instead, what they saw was a dominant performance from Fink. "I wasn't expecting to beat Jimmy tonight, but we had quite a run," Fink said modestly.

Fink's run to the checkers was slowed on only one occasion, for a spin by Kevin Green in turn one after the first lap. From that point on, it was green to checkers for the Strattanville Charger. Lonny
Riggs grabbed second on lap twelve, and he did start cutting into Fink's lead. "The top kinda went away, and I went to the bottom and it wasn't quite as good on the bottom as it was on the top. So, I was kinda hanging on for the last few laps." Still, Fink had more than enough in reserve to earn the win.

Riggs was second, a few car lengths behind Fink. Third went to Holden. Tommy Kristyak ran in the top five the whole way to claim fourth in the final tally. Frank Guidace was fifth. Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Jeff Schaffer, Sr., Eric Martin, and Kyle Holden completed the top ten.

The pair of heats went to Holden and Riggs.

Gregg McCandless drove a perfect race in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, and he had to becasuse Darin Gallagher was nipping on his heels for the final seven laps. McCandless had a two second advantage evaporate over the second half of the non-stop twenty lapper. Gallagher did get his nose under McCandless once in turn one, but McCandless went back to the top shelf to maintain the lead. "I saw him, I was just moving around, just making sure that I wasn't missing anything,"moved my line a couple of times and all of a sudden I saw him and I went back to my line, and I don't know where he was at the end." In fact, McCandless did open a few car lengths over the final few laps.

For McCandless, it was his first win in any kind of Sprint Car, and he is showing no signs of rust despite being out of a racer for more than a decade.

After McCandless and Gallagher came two-time winner Andy Preist, Cody Bova, and Jimmy Seger, the new pilot of the potent Lockhart 58. SIxth belonged to Mike Miller. Mike Marano II, George Englert, and Eric L. Williams were the remaining finishers. Early retirees Vincent Daugherty and Rod Jones were next. Harold Braden, Jr. was unable to start any of the races this night.

The heat wins went to Gallagher and McCandless.

Shawn Smith jumped out to the early lead and he withstood a lap seven restart to capture his first victory in the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks. Two-time winner William Hurrelbrink was second, but slowed greatly at the end of the event. Randy Weyant emerged from a three-car battle to get the third position. Ryan Moyer was fourth, and Bobby Heim fifth. Curt Bish held off Pat Fielding for sixth. David Snyder, Gary McGregor, and Brent Johnson were the balance of the top ten. Russ Byler was the first car out of the event. The heat winners were Weyant and Johnson.

The Rock Concrete Modified Lites had a confusing finish, both on the track and in the pit area. Contact between a couple of the top runners led to a one-lap shoot out with a ragged start. Apparent winner Kenny Meadows was too light at the scales, so the win was conferred on Shane Pfeuffer. Vivian Jones had a career best second place finish. Kurt Eckstrom, Jason Johnson, and Bill Stivason rounded out the top five. Keith Smith, Doug Jones, Josh Christopher, Mark Marcucci, and Jacob Bova were the next five. The preliminaries went to Shane Webb and Marcucci.

Todd Hanlon regained his winning ways in the Mini Stocks presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles. He took the lead away from Alan Perry, who continued on for second place. Taking third was Isaac Paden. Shane Shook and Jacob Rice had fourth and fifth at the finish. Summer PItts, Karleee Longwell, William Haylett, Ed Haylett, and Tyler Fulton completed the top ten. The heat winners were Hanlon and Perry.

In the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints, Jordan Simmons raced to his third consecutive victory. Roman Jones, who led the the first four laps before giving way to Simmons. Chase Metheney ran third the entire distance. Sam Darby, Ayden Cipriano, Maddie Bova, and Austin Cavanaugh followed. Alivia Bish did not start the event. Simmons also won the heat race.

Remember that next week with be the Sprint Car spectacular for the Auto Racers for Kids charity. Joining the track's 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints and the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors will be the Patriot (360) Sprint Tour. All other classes will be on hand also. All proceeds will benefit children's charities in Northwestern Pennsylvania.

4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints: Jack Sodeman, Jr., Michael Bauer, Carl Bowser, Brandon Spithaler, Brandon Matus, A.J. Flick, Dan Kuriger, Andy McKisson, Sean Zemunik, Scott Priester, Jason Dolick, Gale Ruth, Jr., Dennis Wagner, Clay Riney, Zach Morrow, John Garvin, Alex Paden, James Pych, George Hobaugh, Jr., Darren Pifer, Brent Matus, Gary Edwards.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Kyle Fink, Lonny Riggs, Jimmy Holden. Tommy Kristyak, Frank Guidace, Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Jeff Schafffer, Sr., Eric Martin, Kyle Holden, Chad Gumpp, Kevin Hoffman, Jason Sines, Kevin Green, Ryan Kemery (DNS)

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Gregg McCandless, Darin Gallagher, Andy Preist, Cody Bova, Jimmy Seger, Mike Miller, Mike Marano II, George Englert, Eric L. Williams, Vincent Daugherty, Rod Jones, Harold Braden, Jr. (DNS)

Precise Racing Products Open Stocks: Shawn Smith, William Hurrelbrink, Randy Weyant, Ryan Moyer, Bobby Heim, Curt Bish, Pat Fielding, David Snyder, Gary McGregor, Brent Johnson, Russ Byler.

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Shane Pfeuffer, Vivian Jones, Kurt Eckstrom, Jason Johnson, Bill Stivason, Keith Smith, Doug Jones, Josh Christopher, Mark Marcucci, Jacob Bova, Shane Webb, Cody Cooper (DNS), Kenny Meadows (DQ).

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Miniu Stocks: Todd Hanlon, Alan Perry, Isaac Paden, Shane Shook, Jacob Rice, Summer PItts, Karleee Longwell, William Haylett, Ed Haylett, Tyler Fulton, Tim Callahan, Rick Feely, Josh Rathbun (DNS).

Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints: Jordan Simmons, Roman Jones, Chase Metheney, Sam Darby, Ayden Cipriano, Maddie Bova, Austin Cavanaugh, Alivia Bish (DNS).


 

Kyle Drums returns to victory lane for the first time in 11 years at Raceway 7

(Conneaut, OH) Kyle Drum held off a hard charging Bryan Howland to secure his first A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour win of the season at Raceway 7 and his first since October 22, 2005, when he won at the Brockville, Ontario Speedway.
Drum, who was in the Jared Zimbardi back up car started on the outside row next to Jason Barney where they brought the 16 car field to Roger Osbourne’s green flag.
Barney used the low side of the speedway to seal off Drum on the opening lap where at the same time Drum began to get comfortable with using the top of the semi-banked 7/16th oval.
A lap one caution that had a spinning Paul Habeck brought out the first yellow of the night which made the restarts single file from there on out. Once the field was brought back to green, Drum went back up to the top and pulled alongside the race leader in Barney, and when they came around on lap four, Drum was scored as the new race leader.
Then on lap five, a huge pile up of cars were put together as both Dave and Scott Just made contact with Paul Habeck, and Tyler Graves. It also sent Pete Richardson to the pits where he suffered rear end damage and his night was done early.
After three early cautions, the racing on the track turned up as Kyle Drum began to pull away from the field but the battle for second began to get interesting between Barney and Justin Barger as well the battle for fourth which was between Dane Lorenc and Jared Zimbardi.
On lap 21, another caution came out which erased the very comfortable advantage that Drum built on second place runner at the time, Justin Barger.
On the restart, Barger would attempt to go to the bottom but Drum was just too strong on the top, meanwhile, Bryan Howland was sixth on the restart and found something on the bottom to immediately fly by Dane Lorenc and Jason Barney to grab third before the final yellow flew out on lap 23.
On the restart, Howland would then grab second away from Barger and be able to try to take the lead from Drum but would run out of real estate and it was Kyle Drum capturing the checkered flag in just his second start with the Patriot Sprint Tour after suffering motor troubles back at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park on May 7.
Howland would finish second, followed by Justin Barger, Jason Barney and Dane Lorenc. Steven Hutchinson Jr was unable to complete his heat race but was able to come home with a top 10 finish which would earn him the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night.’ Steve Glover went home with the Stampede Steakhouse Final Finisher award. Dave Just picked up the Evingham Site Excavation ‘Dash for Cash.’
The series now heads back into New York as we visit the New Stateline Speedway tonight (June 25) in Busti New York. Gates open at 5:00, with racing starting at 7. Please be sure to like Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook, and to follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and twitter. You can log onto patriotsprinttour.com for further information.

Patriot Sprint Tour Results- Raceway 7
Heat 1: Dane Lorenc, Justin Barger, Jared Zimbardi, Steve Glover, Dennis Wagner, Paul Habeck, Pete Richardson, Steven Hutchinson Jr
Heat 2: Kyle Drum, Bryan Howland, Jason Barney, Dave Just, Joe Trenca, Dan Bennett, Scott Just, Tyler Graves
ESE Dash: Dave Just, Paul Habeck, Scott Just, Dan Bennett, Pete Richardson, Dennis Wagner
A Main (25 Laps): KYLE DRUM (1), Bryan Howland, Justin Barger, Jason Barney, Dane Lorenc, Joe Trenca, Jared Zimbardi, Paul Habeck, Steven Hutchinson Jr, Dennis Wagner, Steve Glover, Tyler Graves, Dave Just, Scott Just, Pete Richardson, Dan Bennett
Shuttleworth ‘Seals the Deal’ Racing Bonus: Kyle Drum
Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the night’ award: Steven Hutchinson Jr
Stampede Steakhouse ‘Final Finisher’ award: Steve Glover

 

Thorson Continues Keith Kunz Motorsports Stronghold

Belleville, IL- With his POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory at Belle-Clair Speedway, Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nevada continued the Keith Kunz Motorsports stranglehold on the National Midget scene. Thorson's victory at Belle-Clair was his sixth triumph of the 2016 season. Starting in the fourth position for the 30 lap main event, Thorson fell in line third at the drop of the green flag and dispatched Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Spencer Bayston on lap eight, setting his sights on race leader Justin Peck.

Upon moving into the second position, it would take Thorson almost a dozen laps to reel in Peck before the duo entered a battle with wild slide jobs and the typical, spectacular curb-banging fashion on the high-banked 1/5th mile Belle-Clair Speedway. As the leaders banged the boards exchanging slide jobs, the action allowed third place runner Zach Daum to close. Thorson would officially take the lead on lap 23 from Peck, with Daum moving into second on lap 25. Enduring two cautions and one race-stopping red in the final laps, Thorson would take the checkers first, followed by Daum for second. Tucker Klaasmeyer would finish third from fifth, followed by Jake Neuman in fourth. Justin Peck would finish fifth.

"It was great," said Tanner Thorson. "This team gave me an awesome car that allowed me to do that. It was a patience game in the beginning, the track was pretty fast. All-in-all, hats off to these guys, they definitely deserve this. We've been really strong here the last two races, and every track we go to, so hopefully we can carry on to tomorrow. I love coming here."

"That's just little Belleville," Zach Daum stated. "It's always a workout. When the racetrack gets like that it's a lot of fun. We've been in contention every night we run here at Belleville, we just got to keep chugging along here and keep moving along. We're kind of close, but we're not quite there either."

"It was actually pretty rough," explained Tucker Klaasmeyer. "The right front mud cover fell off and packed full of mud, so it was shaking a bit. Hat's off to Tanner and Zach. They did a heck of a job."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON, Heat 2: 5X - JUSTIN PECK, Heat 3: 5D - ZACH DAUM

Great Clips Feature Winner: 67 - TANNER THORSON

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - TANNER THORSON 2. 5D - ZACH DAUM 3. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 4. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 5. 5X - JUSTIN PECK 6. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 7. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 8. 71K - CARSON MACEDO 9. 15 - ANDREW FELKER 10. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 11. 91 - DERECK KING 12. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 13. 55 - SHANE COCKRUM 14. 5 - DANNY FRYE 15. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 16. 41 - AUSTIN PROCK 17. 17 - DARREN HAGEN 18. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 19. 32 - GARRETT AITKEN

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Randy Hannagan Tames Limaland for Arctic Cat All Star Victory,
Steals Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket win from Jamie Veal

LIMA, Ohio (June 24, 2016) - Randy Hannagan became the sixth different Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in the last seven races on Friday night, taming Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, during night seven of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. “The Hurricane” charged ahead from row six on the main event starting grid, ultimately climbing 11 positions in 40 laps, not taking command officially until lap 38 and stealing the show from pole sitter Jamie Veal. The Arctic Cat All Star victory was the first of the 2016 season for Randy Hannagan.

“I’m getting too old to run the top,” Randy Hannagan said in victory lane. “I knew guys were going to run the very top and run the very bottom, so I decided to try the middle. I can’t thank my guys enough for their hard work and support. We’ve got a lot of laps at this track. Feels good to get back to victory lane.”

Randy Hannagan patiently worked his way forward from 12th on the feature grid, utilizing the middle of Limaland’s high banked quarter-mile for most of the distance. The San Jose, California, native, now residing in Pittsboro, Indiana, cracked the top-three by lap 19, igniting a four lap battle with Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild for second and third in the running order. The pilot of the Ed Neumeister-owned/NAPA Upper Auto/No. 11N worked his way into second permanently by lap 26, resetting his focus on race leader Jamie Veal.

A late race caution on lap 34 stacked the field back together for a final time, putting Hannagan on the back bumper of Veal. Hannagan, still utilizing the middle of the speedway, made his bid for the top spot on lap 38, driving under Veal, who led every lap until that point, just before the flagstand. “The Hurricane” went on to separate himself from the field during the closing circuits, eventually followed by Jamie Veal and Travis Philo at the final checkers. It was Hannagan’s ninth career victory with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

“I want to thank all of the fans for coming out tonight and supporting this race,” said Hannagan. “The All Star officials did a fantastic job keeping this show organized. My team and I are very happy to be here. We’ll head down to Eldora Speedway tomorrow and try this again.”

The final night of the 34th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will take shape at none other than the World’s Greatest Dirt Track. Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will welcome the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday night, June 25, for the eighth and final round of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, ending a nine day stretch of competition across much of the Buckeye State. The 2016 speedweek finale will award $10,000 to the main event winner, the largest payday of the week. An Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion will also be crowned on Saturday night at the “Big E,” a title worth $1,000 for a second consecutive season.

Sheldon Haudenschild is currently on top of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket point standings entering the Eldora Speedway finale. Chad Kemenah only trails by two points. A 2016 champion will be decided at the “Big E.”

The K&N Filters UMP Modifieds wrapped up the night's racing action with their 20 lap A Main. No. 36 Brandon Vaughan and No. 18N Derrick Noffsinger led the field to green, with Vaughan charging to the early lead. Caution would fly on lap 2 for debris in turns 3 and 4, bunching the field back together for a green flag run to the finish. No. 11H Mike Hohlbein would pester Vaughan for the lead along with Warsaw Indiana's Dylan Woodling, in his family owned No 3W throughout the eent, until Woodling would grab the lead for good over Vaughan on the last lap. Hohlbein would finish 3rd, with No. 16 Jeff Koz 4th, and No. 22T Tony Anderson coming home 5th.

Limaland Motorsports Park roars back to life on Friday July 1st for Firecracker Friday, presented by Lewis Family McDonalds of Lima/Allen County. In action will be the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, and Bud Thunderstocks. Visit limaland.com for detials on this and all of the great events at Limaland Motorsports Park.

Contingency Awards/Results - Atomic Speedway - Friday, June 24, 2016:

Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #7

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 47 Entries

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dave Blaney - 11.187 seconds

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sheldon Haudenschild - 10.884 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Travis Philo

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lee Jacobs

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dean Jacobs

Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Jamie Veal

JE Pistons Dash: Jamie Veal

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Randy Hannagan

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Kraig Kinser (+13)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: T.J. Michael (6th)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Kraig Kinser

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Stuart Williams
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.884; 2.22-Cole Duncan, 11.050; 3.5T-Travis Philo, 11.051; 4.23-DJ Foos, 11.099; 5.71m-Dave Blaney, 11.132; 6.1-Dale Blaney, 11.137; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 11.152; 8.1st-Gary Taylor, 11.189; 9.10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.208; 10.11N-Randy Hannagan, 11.217; 11.97-Dean Jacobs, 11.220; 12.71-Jamie Veal, 11.234; 13.23c-Tyler Courtney, 11.244; 14.40-Caleb Helms, 11.247; 15.2-Parker Price-Miller, 11.281; 16.5-Byron Reed, 11.282; 17.21-Cap Henry, 11.284; 18.57X-Andrew Palker, 11.299; 19.91-Cale Thomas, 11.320; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 11.333; 21.12-Daniel Harding, 11.342; 22.70-Danny Holtgraver, 11.353; 23.3G-James McFadden, 11.367; 24.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 11.389; 25.11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.392; 26.4-Danny Smith, 11.403; 27.33M-Caleb Griffith, 11.409; 28.59-Jac Haudenschild, 11.461; 29.60-Kory Crabtree, 11.470; 30.8-Bryan Sebetto, 11.471; 31.49D-Shawn Dancer, 11.537; 32.46AU-Stuart Williams, 11.561; 33.17-Josh Baughman, 11.586; 34.7K-Dallas Hewitt, 11.602; 35.O7-Jacob Wilson, 11.613; 36.35R-Ronnie Blair, 11.679; 37.26-Tayler Malsam, 11.728; 38.7-Shawn Valenti, 11.769; 39.8M-TJ Michael, 11.880; 40.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.018; 41.16M-Danny Mumaw, 12.030; 42.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.033; 43.7S-Joe Swanson, 12.123; 44.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 12.145; 45.51-Roger Campbell, 12.186; 46.49H-Bradley Howard, 12.344; 47.96AU-Bruce White, 13.307;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[1] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor[5] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[9] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[8] ; 9. 91-Cale Thomas[7] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[11] ; 11. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 12. AUS96-Andy Caruana[12]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam[9] ; 6. 12-Daniel Harding[5] ; 7. 71m-Dave Blaney[4] ; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[12] ; 10. 17-Josh Baughman[8] ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell[11] ; 12. 7S-Joe Swanson[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)
1. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 5. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 6. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[9] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[11] ; 8. 35R-Ronnie Blair[10] ; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 10. 96AU-Bruce White[12] ; 11. 49D-Shawn Dancer[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)
1. 71-Jamie Veal[3] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 8-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[9] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[11] ; 8. 16M-Danny Mumaw[10] ; 9. 23c-Tyler Courtney[2] ; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson[7] ; 11. 2-Parker Price-Miller[1]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 71-Jamie Veal[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[8] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[5]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 7-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 35R-Ronnie Blair[1] ; 3. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[3] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[5] ; 5. 16M-Danny Mumaw[6] ; 6. AUS96-Andy Caruana[7] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[9] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[10] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson[2] ; 11. 7S-Joe Swanson[8] ; 12. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[12] ; 13. 49D-Shawn Dancer[13]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 23c-Tyler Courtney[2] ; 2. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[9] ; 4. 71m-Dave Blaney[1] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[13] ; 6. 12-Daniel Harding[7] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[8] ; 9. 33M-Caleb Griffith[11] ; 10. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 11. 7-Shawn Valenti[15] ; 12. 59-Jac Haudenschild[12] ; 13. 35R-Ronnie Blair[16] ; 14. 17-Josh Baughman[14] ; 15. 2-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[5]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)
1. 11N-Randy Hannagan[12] ; 2. 71-Jamie Veal[1] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[16] ; 7. 3G-James McFadden[19] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[8] ; 9. 21-Cap Henry[9] ; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser[23] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[10] ; 12. 5-Byron Reed[11] ; 13. 1st-Gary Taylor[17] ; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 15. 46AU-Stuart Williams[20] ; 16. 70-Danny Holtgraver[14] ; 17. 23c-Tyler Courtney[21] ; 18. 8-Bryan Sebetto[13] ; 19. 26-Tayler Malsam[18] ; 20. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 21. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 22. 40-Caleb Helms[25] ; 23. 91-Cale Thomas[22] ; 24. 71m-Dave Blaney[24] ; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker[26] ; 26. 49-Tim Shaffer[15]

K&N UMP Modifieds

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer)

1. 16-Jeff Koz; 2. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 3. O9D-Joel Dick; 4. 4G-Bill Griffith; 5. 53-Clint Reagle; 6. 20K-Bill Keeler; 7. 4-Mike Learman; 8. 55H-Jeremy Hoenie; 9. 10H-Brad Hess

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer)

1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 3. 10L-Nathon Loney; 4. 1-Will Norris; 5. 19B-Brandon Ordway; 6. O1-Jared Spalding; 7. 96-Pete Wormcastle; 8. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 9. 18-Shane Coby

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer)

1. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 2. 36-Brandon Vaughon; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson; 4. 22L-Bill Lewis; 5. 19-Ryan Ordway; 6. 21F-Hillard W. Miller; 7. 34X-Andy Bibler; 8. 10B-Scott Bowersock

B-Main - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer)

1. O1-Jared Spalding; 2. 34X-Andy Bibler; 3. 96-Pete Wormcastle; 4. 20K-Bill Keeler; 5. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 6. 10B-Scott Bowersock; 7. 10H-Brad Hess; 8. 18-Shane Coby; 9. 21F-Hillard W. Miller; 10. 4-Mike Learman; 11. 55H-Jeremy Hoenie

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position

1. 3W-Dylan Woodling[4]; 2. 36-Brandon Vaughon[1]; 3. 11H-Mike Hoblein[3]; 4. 16-Jeff Koz[6]; 5. 22T-Tony Anderson[9]; 6. 65-Todd Sherman[5]; 7. O9D-Joel Dick[7]; 8. 4G-Bill Griffith[10]; 9. 10L-Nathon Loney[8]; 10. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[2]; 11. 19B-Brandon Ordway[14]; 12. 12B-Kelly Bowlby[20]; 13. 22L-Bill Lewis[12]; 14. 34X-Andy Bibler[17]; 15. O1-Jared Spalding[16]; 16. 20K-Bill Keeler[19]; 17. 96-Pete Wormcastle[18]; 18. 53-Clint Reagle[13]; 19. 19-Ryan Ordway[15]; 20. 1-Will Norris[11]

 

 

Bacon Sizzles in AMSOIL USAC Sprint Cars Feature at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (June 23, 2016) - Brady Bacon stood atop the podium after winning the first AMSOIL USAC Sprint Cars event at Jackson Motorplex in approximately 28 years on Thursday during the first night of an action-packed weekend tripleheader.

"It's changed a lot since the last time I was here," said Bacon, who last competed at the track in a winged sprint car in 2011. "The facility is super, super, super nice. It's pretty spectacular now."

Bacon took advantage of his front row starting position as he stalked polesitter Dave Darland for the first 14 laps of the first USAC show at Jackson Motorplex since 1988. Bacon capitalized in traffic to take the lead on Lap 15 and he held off a late rally from Robert Ballou, who took over second place with 10 laps remaining and cut Bacon's lead from more than 1.5 seconds to less than four hundredths of a second with five laps to go.

"The track was really, really good for us," Bacon said. "A lot of places don't put enough water on it. We need a little bit more water to put on a good show. I hope we did. Me and Ballou were battling at the end pretty close."

Bacon maneuvered through traffic efficiently to score his second AMSOIL USAC Sprint Cars victory of the season and extend his lead in the championship standings.

Ballou picked up a runner-up result with Chase Stockon, who opened the night by establishing a new track record and setting quick time during qualifying, rounding out the podium.

C.J. Leary ended fourth with Darland fifth.

Chris Windom, Aaron Farney and Ballou each earned a heat race win.

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars

Kaleb Johnson took advantage of a late-race restart to garner his first Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars triumph this year.

Jesse Lindberg led the first 13 laps before Johnson took over the top spot with two laps remaining. Lindberg held on to a second-place result with Bruce Anderson placing third, Brady Forbrook fourth and Michael Stien fifth.

Colin Smith and Forbrook both captured a heat race victory.

Anderson and Lindberg are now tied atop the championship standings.

Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA Sport Modifieds

Matthew Looft won his second Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA Sport Modifieds feature of the season.

Jason Andrews, who charged from 12th to the runner-up result, finished less than six tenths of a second behind Looft. Dan Paplow was third, Justin Schuder fourth and Dustin Wiederhoeft fifth.

Justin Remus, Looft and Andrews were the heat race winners.

Thursday night was the first of a tripleheader at Jackson Motorplex, which hosts the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars with the National Sprint League as well as the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars on Friday.

Tickets for Friday are available at https://slspromotions.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=122 or by calling 815-344-2023.

The pits are slated to open at 2 p.m. with the front gates opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps will begin around 6:30 p.m.

Saturday's program at Jackson Motorplex will include the Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and IMCA stock cars.

Tickets for Saturday are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors ages 65 and older, $6 for students ages 13 to 18 and free for children ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $30.

The pits will open at 4 p.m. with the main gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m.

AMSOIL USAC Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 23, 2016 -

Qualifying: 1. 32-Chase Stockon 18.222; 2. 15f-Aaron Farney 18.441; 3. 1-Robert Ballou 18.462; 4. 17gp-C.J. Leary 18.491; 5. 69-Brady Bacon 18.601; 6. 11-Dave Darland 18.628; 7. 98e-Chad Boespflug 18.657; 8. 97-Bret Mellenberndt 18.693; 9. 24-Landon Simon 18.699; 10. 52-Isaac Chapple 18.735; 11. 66-Thomas Meseraull 18.820; 12. 17-Max McGhee 18.897; 13. 5-Chris Windom 18.966; 14. 78-Rob Caho Jr. 19.012; 15. 0-Brandon Stevenson 19.200; 16. 19-Joe Bares 19.647; 17. 0x-Alex Schriever 19.876; 18. 13mj-Brandon Halverson 20.023; 19. 7x-Clinton Bruns 20.518; 20. 71-Robert Bell No Time; 21. 24x-Kyle Simon No Time.

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Chris Windom (2); 2. 98e-Chad Boespflug (4); 3. 32-Chase Stockon (6); 4. 52-Isaac Chapple (3); 5. 17gp-C.J. Leary (5); 6. 19-Joe Bares (1); 7. 7x-Clinton Bruns (7).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 15f-Aaron Farney (6); 2. 69-Brady Bacon (5); 3. 66-Thomas Meseraull (3); 4. 97-Bret Mellenberndt (4); 5. 0x-Alex Schriever (1); 6. 78-Rob Caho Jr. (2); 7. 71-Robert Bell (DNS).

Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Robert Ballou (6); 2. 24-Landon Simon (4); 3. 11-Dave Darland (5); 4. 17-Max McGhee (3); 5. 0-Brandon Stevenson (2); 6. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (1); 7. 24x-Kyle Simon (DNS).

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 69-Brady Bacon (2); 2. 1-Robert Ballou (4); 3. 32-Chase Stockon (6); 4. 17gp-C.J. Leary (3); 5. 11-Dave Darland (1); 6. 66-Thomas Meseraull (11); 7. 15f-Aaron Farney (5); 8. 5-Chris Windom (13); 9. 98e-Chad Boespflug (7); 10. 24-Landon Simon (9); 11. 52-Isaac Chapple (10); 12. 17-Max McGhee (12); 13. 19-Joe Bares (16); 14. 0-Brandon Stevenson (15); 15. 0x-Alex Schriever (17); 16. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (18); 17. 7x-Clinton Bruns (19); 18. 97-Bret Mellenberndt (8); 19. 78-Rob Caho Jr. (14); 20. 71-Robert Bell (20); 21. 24x-Kyle Simon (21). Laps led: Dave Darland 1-14; Brady Bacon 15-30.

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 23, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 05-Colin Smith (2); 2. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (3); 3. 10-Trevor Serbus (1); 4. 4s-Michael Stien (4); 5. 33s-Jeremy Schultz (5).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Brady Forbrook (4); 2. 4sn-Nate Eakin (2); 3. 22-Kaleb Johnson (3); 4. 11a-Bruce Anderson (5); 5. Elliot Amdahl (1).

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 22-Kaleb Johnson (2); 2. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (3); 3. 11a-Bruce Anderson (1); 4. 5-Brady Forbrook (5); 5 4s-Michael Stien (6); 6. 10-Trevor Serbus (4); 7. 4sn-Nate Eakin (8); 8. 33s-Jeremy Schultz (9); 9. 05-Colin Smith (7); 10. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (DNS). Laps led: Jesse Lindberg 1-13; Kaleb Johnson 14-15.

Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA Sport Modifieds Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on June 23, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (6 Laps): 1. 0-Justin Remus (1); 2. 18-Kyle Steuber (4); 3. R6-Danny Myrvold (5); 4. 15-Dallas Nutt (3); 5. 82s-Sam VanLenning (2); 6. 9l-Randy Klein (6).

Heat Race #2 (6 Laps): 1. 9-Matthew Looft (2); 2. 8l-Lyle Sathoff (3); 3. 3-Dustin Widerhoeft (1); 4. 3w-Randy Winter (5); 5. 51-Eric Boler (4); 6. 22j-James Jenkins (6).

Heat Race #3 (6 Laps): 1. 03z-Jason Andrews (2); 2. 25-Dan Paplow (4); 3. 82-Sonny VanLenning (1); 4. 20-Justin Schuder (3); 5. 14b-Tom Brown (5).

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 9-Matthew Looft (1); 2. 03z-Jason Andrews (12); 3. 25-Dan Paplow (8); 4. 20-Justin Schuder (3); 5. 3-Dustin Wiederhoeft (11); 6. 82-Sonny VanLenning (4); 7. 0-Justin Remus (2); 8. 18-Kyle Steuber (10); 9. 15-Dallas Nutt (17); 10. 14b-Tom Brown (14); 11. 3w-Randy Winter (5); 12. 51-Eric Boler (13): 13. 22j-James Jenkins (16); 14. R6-Danny Mryvold (7); 15. 9l-Randy Klein (15); 16. 82s-Sam VanLenning (6); 17. 8l-Lyle Sathoff (9).

UP NEXT -

FRIDAY: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series featuring Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars and the National Sprint League and the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars

Saturday : Wilmont Oil IMCA a mods, Bohl's Small Engine & Marine IMCA sport mods, Minnesota West - Jackson Campus IMCA hobby stocks, Boji Bay Water Park IMCA sport compacts and IMCA stock cars

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated half-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays and Saturdays from May through September with 410ci winged sprint cars, 360ci winged sprint cars, IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com.

 

 

Chris Martin Becomes First Sprint Invaders Repeat Winner in Des Moines!

(Bill W) Des Moines, IA, June 22, 2016 – Chris Martin became the first driver with the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders with a repeat win this season by driving the Chris Martin Racing #44 to victory Wednesday night at the Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines. The win was worth $1,500 to the 18-year-old driver from Ankeny, Iowa.

Martin shot out to the early lead in the 20-lap feature event, ahead of Jon Agan, and John Schulz, who surged from sixth to third. Agan’s run was short-lived, however, on a night when his sponsor, Dee Zee Manufacturing, was sponsoring the race night. The Knoxville driver would pull to the infield and retire on lap three.

Tim Moore would spin shortly after that, and bring the first caution of the event. The restart saw Martin leading Schulz, Jarrod Schneiderman, Josh Schneiderman and Austin Johnson back to green. Though Russ Hall pressured Johnson, the top five remained the same through the 12-lap mark when Nate Van Haaften came to a stop in turn four.

Johnson shot under Josh Schneiderman to take fourth on the restart. Hall would spin while running sixth with five laps to go, bringing the final yellow flag of the event. Schulz would take a shot on the low side of one and two, but Martin would pull away for his third career win with the Sprint Invaders. Martin and Schulz checkered in front of Jarrod Schneiderman, Johnson and Josh Schneiderman. Dustin Clark, Hall, hard-charger Dave Getchell, John Greenwood and Tim Moore rounded out the top ten.

The popular two heat format was used, with the second set inverted by the finish of the first set. Martin swept his heats, the second from the tail. Johnson and Van Haaften won the others. Agan won the Dash.

“The race on Friday (at Eldon when Schulz passed him for the win) really hurt,” said Martin in Victory Lane. “Today, I was determined and we were here with a purpose. We came in here with a full head of steam. It’s really cool to win in front of a home crowd only living ten minutes up the road. The car was just on rails tonight. I couldn’t complain about one thing.”

“Track position on this place is everything,” said Schulz. “We got a heck of a good start. I don’t know what happened to Jon, but he fell out. After that, we just kind of got in line. I told myself I wouldn’t be happy unless I took one shot at him. He didn’t bobble and was running flawlessly. The top was definitely the place to be. Starting sixth and running second…this is one place I’ve never been good at. We’ll take it tonight.”

“It was kind of one-lane around the top,” said Jarrod Schneiderman. “I was kind of a sitting duck until I could get to the top. There wasn’t a whole lot of passing and we fell in line. I was happy with the way things went. To start our night, we had a tire blow out and rip the fender off our dually. So this was not a bad end to our night. We’ve got about 25 nights on this motor, and we’re just trying to finish out this Sprint Invaders season. We want that first win really bad.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders next event will be Tuesday, July 14 at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 20 laps: 1. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (2) 2. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (6) 3. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1) 4. 81, Austin Johnson, Pleasant Hill, IA (5) 5. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3) 6. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (8) 7. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (9) 8. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (14) 9. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (13) 10. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (10) 11. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (11) 12. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (12) 13. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7) 14. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (4). Lap Leader: Martin 1-20. KSE Hard-charger: Getchell.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Austin Johnson (2) 2. Jarrod Schneiderman (3) 3. Dustin Clark (6) 4. Tim Moore (1) 5. Rob Weuve (7) 6. Chase Wanner (4) 7. Dave Getchell (5)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Chris Martin (1) 2. Jon Agan (3) 3. Josh Schneiderman (2) 4. John Schulz (4) 5. Russ Hall (6) 6. Nate Van Haaften (7) 7. John Greenwood (5)

Fraise Mowersports Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Nate Van Haaften (2) 2. Jon Agan (6) 3. John Schulz (4) 4. Austin Johnson (7) 5. Dustin Clark (5) 6. Rob Weuve (3) 7. Dave Getchell (1)

Dee Zee Manufacturing Heat four (started), 8 laps: 1. Chris Martin (7) 2. Jarrod Schneiderman (6) 3. Russ Hall (3) 4. Josh Schneiderman (5) 5. Chase Wanner (2) 6. John Greenwood (1) 7. Tim Moore (4)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Jon Agan (1) 2. Austin Johnson (2) 3. John Schulz (4) 4. Jarrod Schneiderman (3) 5. Chris Martin (6) 6. Josh Schneiderman (5)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Russ Hall

Saldana Racing Products – Tim Moore

Kreitz Oval Track Products – Jon Agan

 

 

RICO ABREU DOMINATES NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY OHIO SPRINT SPEEDWEEK SHOW

 THOMPSON HANGS ON TO 4th SUPER STOCK WIN Orrville, Ohio Monday, June 20, 2016 By Tyler Altmeyer & Mike Swanger

After missing the main event on Sunday at Millstream Speedway, St Helena, California’s Rico Abreu made an impressive rebound and nearly swept round four of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Orrville’s NAPA Wayne County Speedway to win the Duffy Smith Memorial on Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic night. Abreu earned victories during his respective heat race and dash after being the 7th fastest qualifier, all before leading all 30 circuits of the feature program. The $5,000 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory was the 4th Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win of his career, going back to back at NAPA Wayne County Speedway in 2016. “I just love being a part of this team. It’s all about preparation and these guys certainly make that happen,” explained Rico Abreu. “I love to watch my guys work. Even after a tough night like last night, they stayed focused and knew what they had to do to turn things around. Really glad to be up here again. Wayne County Speedway rreminds me so much of racing back home.” Rico Abreu took command of the feature field immediately after the initial green flag, winning the drag race into turns one and two with Andrew Palker and Jac Haudenschild in tow. the 30 lap main event was halted five times, two of which for red flag conditions during the first five circuits. Despite the frequent cautions, and a needed fuel stop on lap 22, Abreu kept the pace on the point, never feeling pressure from those racing behind him. Kyle Larson, who started third on the feature grid, maintained a top five running position the entire distance, eventually finishing second at the checkers. Fast qualifier Sheldon Haudenschild finished third followed by fifth row starter Danny Holtgraver and California native Carson Macedo. “I’m just so comfortable here, “ said Rico Abreu. “ The turns were completely different here tonight. It really reminds me of Tulare back home in California. My style fits this place. I’m just really happy for my team. I think we are all excited to get back to this place.” In the companion Action Auto Body Super Stock main, Streetsboro’s Tyler Thompson held off Bob Daugherty to post his 4th win of the season and pocket the $1,000 winners share of the 25 lap feature. Driving the Nella Enterprises, R-T Fence Company and Action Auto Body #T2, held off an early challenge from fellow front row starter Gary Hensel Jr. as 15th and 16th starting Daugherty and Paul Holmes picked their way up through the field as Daugherty would take second on lap 11 with Holmes taking third from Hensel Jr. a lap later. Thompson would slide up the track on lap 13 that opened the door for Daugherty to take the point on lap 14 but the second generation driver came back to reclaim the lead on the next circuit. Daugherty would keep the pressure on as Holmes was right behind the leaders. With the checkered flag waited, Thompson and Daugherty were side by side coming out of turn four and Thompson would edge out Daugherty at the line for the narrow win. Tyler Nicely finished fourth behind Holmes as Chase Alexander recovered from an early caution to take fifth. Alexander, Tim Coen and Brandon Craver led the way in the heat races as Holmes topped the last chance race. Thanks to Jerry McClure racing and all the fans for raising over $1,800 for Brad Haudenschild as he continues to recover from his illness The next racing action at NAPA WCS will be Saturday, July 2 with the Ohio Sprint Car Series rolling in for a $2,500 to win feature along with the Harriger Towing Super Late Models, Kar Connection Rush Late Models, Action Auto Body Super Stocks and the WQKT Mini Stocks. Go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information about upcoming events at the track.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Monday, June 20, 2016 ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS SPRINTS Fast Qualifier Sheldon Haudenschild 14.237 seconds Heat 1 Kasey Kahne, Carson Macedo, Danny Holtgraver, Bryan Clauson, Andrew Palker, Tim Shaffer, TJ Michael, Paul May, Caleb Helms, Danny Mumaw, Bradley Howard, Danny Dietrich Heat 2 Jac Haudenschild, Kyle Larson, Sheldon Haudenschild, Chad Kemenah, Byron Reed, Cap Henry, Travis Philo, Sean Zemunik, Alex Paden, Nick Patterson, Aaron Middaugh, Shawn Hubler Heat 3 Rico Abreu, Lee Jacobs, Jamie Veal, Dean Jacobs, Dale Blaney, Tayler Malsam, Josh Baughman, Brandon Spithaler, Jordan Ryan, Jason Dolick, Michael Bauer, Tyler Dunn Heat 4 Daniel Harding, Dominic Scelzi, Kraig Kinser, Cale Thomas, Parker Price-Miller, Andy Caruana, Stuart Williams, Troy Kingan, Roger Campbell, Jacob Wilson, Kory Crabtree, Brandon Wimmer dns Dash Rico Abreu, Andrew Palker, Kyle Larson, Jac Haudenschild, Carson Macedo, Kasey Kahne, Sheldon Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs C-Main Danny Mumaw, Jordan Ryan, Sean Zemunik, Nick Patterson, Alex Paden, Shawn Hubler, Andy Caruana, Jacob Wilson, Stuart Williams, Aaron Middaugh, Roger Campbell, Troy Kingan, Tyler Dunn, Brandon Wimmer dns B-Main TJ Michael, Tim Shaffer, Caleb Helms, Paul Holmes, Danny Dietrich, Travis Philo, Brandon Spithaler, Cap Henry, Tayler Malsam, Danny Mumaw, Bradley Howard, Michael Bauer, Josh Baughman, Jason Dolick, Jordan Ryan, Kory Crabtree Feature Rico Abreu, Kyle Larson, Sheldon Haudenschild, Danny Holtgraver, Carson Macedo, Kasey Kahne, Kraig Kinser, Chad Kemenah, Paul May, Dean Jacobs, Cale Thomas, Andrew Palker, Dominic Scelzi, Daniel Harding, TJ Michael, Cap Henry, Parker Price-Miller, Jamie Veal, Jac Haudenschild, Dale Blaney, Bryan Clauson, Danny Dietrich, Bryon Reed, Tim Shaffer, Caleb Helms

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS Heat 1 Chase Alexander, Tyler Thompson, Randy Smith, Brad Eagle, Paul Kern, Steve Ott, Bob Fry, Cliff Staley, Todd Sherwin dns Heat 2 Tim Coen, Tyler Nicely, Chris Albright, Todd Gallion, Darren Dawson, Dustin Daugherty, Ryan Leathers dns Heat 3 Brandon Craver, Gary Hensel Jr., Jordan James, Tim Myers, Bob Daugherty, Don Baney, Paul Holmes, Tod Beviloqua, TA Perrine B- Main Paul Holmes, Don Baney, TA Perrine, Dustin Daugherty, Cliff Staley, Steve Ott, Bob Fry, Tod Beviloqua dns, Todd Sherwin dns, Ryan Leathers dns Feature Tyler Thompson, Bob Daugherty, Paul Holmes, Tyler Nicely, Chase Alexander, Don Baney, Randy Smith, Gary Hensel Jr., Chris Albright, Cliff Staley, Darren Dawson, Brandon Craver, Tim Coen, Brad Eagle, TA Perrine, Jordan James, Tim Myers, Dustin Daugherty, Todd Gallion, Paul Kern

 

 

Kouba Combo One-Two at North Central UMSS Triple Header

Brainerd, MN By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (6-18-16)

On a night of firsts, it was only fitting that the father and son combo of Jimmy Kouba and Jake Kouba would finish first and second in the UMSS Traditional sprint car feature during the running of the 1st Annual UMSS Triple Header at the North Central Speedway. Jimmy passed Jake on lap seven and led the rest of the way for his second victory of the season and sixth career TSCS win en route to Rock Auto Victory Lane. The Byron, Minnesota veteran racer passed along some interesting information following the race. Jimmy indicated that this was also the first time that he and his son had finished first and second in a feature race. It was Jimmy Kouba's first win at North Central in a Traditional sprint car, but certainly not his first win at the track, as Jimmy won the inaugural Mighty Axe Nationals back in 2002 in a winged sprint car.

A talented field of (19) Traditional sprint cars were on hand at Brainerd. Three ten lap heat races were run with drivers earning passing and finishing points. Heat race winners included current point leader James Giossi, Mike Mueller and Bryan Roach. The top four drivers in points after the heats drew for starting positions in the first two rows of the feature. Jake Kouba and Mike Mueller would sit in row one with Giossi and Jimmy Kouba comprising row two for the 25 lap race. Making his season debut at Brainerd was Mike Walters.

Jake Kouba took the early lead running on the bottom of the track. Jimmy Kouba immediately jumped up on the cushion and began moving forward. The only caution of the race flew with four laps scored when Johnny Parsons III spun in turn one. Jake held the point for two more laps before Jimmy drove by. Jake soon jumped up top and followed his dad with Giossi right behind him. The race ran 21 laps nonstop to the finish, as Jimmy Kouba eventually opened up a comfortable lead. Jake Kouba held off Giossi for second. Cam Schafer drove from 9th to fourth with Rick Kobs in fifth. Rounding out the top ten finishers was Jeremy Kerzman, Mike Mueller, Jon Lewerer, Anna Hippe and 17th starter Scott Brandt. The win paid Jimmy Kouba $500 thanks to some sponsorship help from GRP Motorsports.

The series will have another off-weekend on June 24-26 before returning to action at the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday night July 2 for the Fireworks Spectacular. The following weekend will be a big one for the Traditional sprints, as they run with the World of Outlaws at CLS on Friday and Saturday July 8-9 along with the UMSS winged sprints. Check out the schedule, results, points and other news for the Traditional Sprint Car Series on our website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the blue logo or follow us on Facebook.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - North Central Speedway June 18, 2016 (Race #10) 1st Annual UMSS Triple Header

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[4]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[1]; 3. 11-James Giossi[3]; 4. 14-Cam Schafer[9]; 5. 81-Rick Kobs[8]; 6. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[13]; 7. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 8. 69S-Jon Lewerer[6]; 9. 16-Anna Hippe[15]; 10. 7B-Scott Brandt[17]; 11. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[7]; 12. 27-Mike Walters[11]; 13. 29-Hunter Custer[10]; 14. 99-Bryan Roach[5]; 15. 12W-Kyle Wehking[14]; 16. 48-Neal Matuska[12]; 17. N1-Ty Sampair[16]; 18. 12-Johnny Parsons III[18]; 19. (DNF) 21J-Jori Hughes[19].

Lap Leaders: Jake Kouba 1-6, Jimmy Kouba 7-25. Cautions: (1) yellow with 4 laps in for 12 spin turn 1.

Meeks Video Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11-James Giossi[1]; 2. 69S-Jon Lewerer[2]; 3. 81-Rick Kobs[4]; 4. 27-Mike Walters[3]; 5. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[5]; 6. 16-Anna Hippe[7]; 7. 21J-Jori Hughes[6].

Lap Leader: Giossi 1-10. No cautions.

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller[3]; 2. 24-Brian Vanmeveren[1]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[6]; 4. 48-Neal Matuska[2]; 5. 12W-Kyle Wehking[5]; 6. 7B-Scott Brandt[4].

Lap Leaders: VanMeveren 1-6, Mueller 7-10. No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 99-Bryan Roach[1]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[5]; 3. 14-Cam Schafer[4]; 4. 29-Hunter Custer[6]; 5. (DNF) N1-Ty Sampair[2]; 6. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III[3].

Lap Leader: Roach 1-10. Cautions: (1) for 12 spin turn 1 with 5 laps scored.

 

 

A Night of Firsts for Ryan Bowers at North Central UMSS Triple Header
Brainerd, MN
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (6-18-16)

For the first time at North Central Speedway, all three UMSS divisions were on the program for the 1st Annual UMSS Triple Header. For the first time, Ryan Bowers drove a new Donnohue Designs Racing sprint car instead of his familiar ride. For the first time, the new car and driver combo produced a thrilling first victory in the 2016 racing season for the defending UMSS Champion. Bowers passed Tony Norem exiting turn four coming to the white flag and excited the crowd with his late race heroics for the $1,000 win. Norem had led the whole way, but a caution near the halfway mark bunched up the field and Bowers stayed close, waited for the right opportunity in traffic, and executed the winning move for his 9th career UMSS feature victory. Bowers celebrated in Rock Auto Victory Lane with his usual wing wave upon exiting his car.

Fourteen UMSS winged sprints ran through their usual double round of qualifiers, as Jamey Ogston and Bowers won heat races while Norem and Lee Grosz topped the Challenge races. The top four drivers in passing and finishing points redrew for the first four starting spots in the feature. Norem and Bowers drew the front row with Leigh Thomas and Grosz in row two for the 25 lap main event. Bowers' car arrived late, so he missed hot laps and had to jump right into it just in time for his heat race. The rest of the night would go very well for the young driver from Ham Lake in what many might consider to be a storybook type of evening.

Norem immediately blasted to the top lane on the cushion and began to pull away from the rest of the field at the start of the feature. Norem lapped four cars before the lone caution flew for a spin in turn two by Trevor Serbus. This allowed the field to close up behind Norem for the restart near the halfway mark of the race. Norem continued to lead with Bowers and Grosz running within striking distance. As the laps clicked by under green, Bowers closed in on Norem with about five laps to go. The leaders once again approached lapped traffic late in the race. The winning move came amongst lapped cars. Norem finished second with Grosz in third. Defending Mighty Axe Champion at NCS Jerry Richert, Jr. and winner at NCS last July, Jamey Ogston, rounded out the top five. Jared Goerges had a nice run forward from 12th to finish sixth. Leigh Thomas, Cody Hahn, Dean Brown and Kevin Bradwell completed the top ten. Reed Allex, Trevor Serbus and Bob McVitty were also running at the end of the race. Roger McVitty was unable to start the feature after his sprinter broke a driveshaft in his Challenge race.

Tony Norem continues to lead the UMSS points after three events. Bowers and Richert are close behind. Bowers reportedly has another four races in the red #2 DDR Blaine Brothers sprinter. Next up for the UMSS winged sprints is the Sprints at the Creek event on Pink-Out Night at the Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday June 25. During the inaugural appearance at Deer Creek last year, Jerry Richert, Jr. defeated a strong field of cars. Midwest Power Equipment and GRP Motorsports have helped boost the purse for the June 25 show with the winner taking home $2,000 and second place earning $1,000. Check out the schedule, results, points and other news for the UMSS winged sprint car division on our website at www.umsprints.com by clicking on the red logo or follow us on Facebook.

UMSS Race Results - North Central Speedway June 18, 2016 (Race #3)
1st Annual UMSS Triple Header

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 2-Ryan Bowers[2]; 2. B1ST-Tony Norem[1]; 3. 4J-Lee Grosz[4]; 4. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[5]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston[6]; 6. 9-Jared Goerges[12]; 7. 29-Leigh Thomas[3]; 8. 34-Cody Hahn[7]; 9. 1D-Dean Brown[8]; 10. 95-Kevin Bradwell[10]; 11. 91A-Reed Allex[9]; 12. 77-Trevor Serbus[13]; 13. 7M-Bob McVitty[11]; (DNS) 74-Roger McVitty.

Lap Leaders: Norem 1-23, Bowers 24-25. Cautions: (1) yellow for 77 spin lap 11.

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. B1ST-Tony Norem[3]; 2. 29-Leigh Thomas[4]; 3. 34-Cody Hahn[6]; 4. 95-Kevin Bradwell[1]; 5. 7M-Bob McVitty[2]; 6. (DNF) 77-Trevor Serbus[7]; 7. (DNF) 03-Jamey Ogston[5].

Lap Leaders: Bradwell 1, Norem 2-8. Cautions: (1) yellow for 03 spin turn 4 lap 3.

Driverwebsites.com Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz[4]; 2. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[3]; 3. 2-Ryan Bowers[5]; 4. 91A-Reed Allex[6]; 5. 1D-Dean Brown[2]; 6. 9-Jared Goerges[7]; 7. (DNF) 74-Roger McVitty[1].

Lap Leader: Grosz 1-8. No cautions.

Meeks Video Heat 1 (7 Laps): 1. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr; 2. 03-Jamey Ogston[2]; 3. 4J-Lee Grosz[5]; 4. B1ST-Tony Norem[7]; 5. 1D-Dean Brown[6]; 6. 95-Kevin Bradwell[3]; 7. 91A-Reed Allex[4]; 8. 9-Jared Goerges[1].

Lap Leader: Ogston 1-7. Cautions: (1) yellow for 9 spin turn 2 lap 1.

Track Rat Photos Heat 2 (7 Laps): 1. 2-Ryan Bowers[3]; 2. 29-Leigh Thomas[2]; 3. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[5]; 4. 7M-Bob McVitty[1]; 5. 77-Trevor Serbus[7]; 6. 74-Roger McVitty[4]; 7. (DNF) 34-Cody Hahn[6].

Lap Leaders: B. McVitty 1-2, Bowers 3-7. No cautions.

 

 

Mitch Brown Scores Second Straight Victory At Brighton

By Clayton Johns

BRIGHTON, Ont. – June 19, 2016 – Mitch Brown used a lap eight pass in traffic to slide under Jamie Turner in turn three for the lead and paced the final 17 laps on the way to his second win of the season at Brighton Speedway on Saturday night. The Brantford, Ont. native stated fourth for the 25-lap main event, but quickly jumped to second behind Turner. Polesitter Shawn Sliter had trouble off the initial start, preventing the inside lane from getting to speed.

When the leaders caught the tail of the field on a very slick racetrack where the cushion was the fastest lane, Turner had to slow behind a pair of lapped cars battling side-by-side for position. Brown found a hole at the bottom of the track to run to the inside of Turner and took the lead.

Brown’s effort was slowed two laps later when Mike Ferrell spun in turn two on lap nine, the first of three cautions in the race. Brown and Turner had a single lapped car between them and third-place runner Dain Naida on the restart.

Turner couldn’t maintain pace with Brown when racing resumed and the latter held a lead of 2.5 seconds at the halfway point. It was for not as well however, as a second Ferrell spin brought the second yellow of the night on lap 14.

Naida made the most of the second restart, jumping to the bottom lane in turn one and sliding up in front of Turner at the exit of turn two to claim the second spot. Brown’s lead was erased once more on lap 15 when Rick Wilson spun to a stop off the top of turn four.

The final restart with 10 laps to go offered Naida his best chance at the lead, but he could not challenge a flawless Brown. The No.10 navigated lapped traffic flawlessly and went to victory lane 1.6 seconds ahead of the Michigan native. Jamie Turner held off his son, Ryan Turner, for the final spot on the podium while Glenn Styres completed the top-five.

In heat race action, heat one went uninterrupted as Dain Naida cruised to the victory over Picton, Ont. native and 2013 SOS Champion Chris Jones. Heat two saw the only red flag of the night when Dylan Westbrook went over the cushion in turn three, got off balance and tumbled slowly. He was uninjured and appeared to only suffer damage to the top wing. He went on to start the A-Main. Glenn Styres won heat two.

The Southern Ontario Sprints return to action on Friday, July 1 for a Canada Day challenge at Ohswkeen Speedway against the Kool Kidz/Corr-Pak 360 Sprint Cars before visiting South Buxton Raceway the following night on Saturday, July 2.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT

2016 SEASON EVENT #3 – SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016

BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST
(Number Name – Hometown)
0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, ON
2 Lee Winger – Mount Hope, ON
9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, ON
10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON
11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON
11J Chris Jones – Picton, ON
15 Mike Ferrell – London, ON
15aw April Wilson – Joyceville, ON
17x Dain Naida – Tecumseh, MI
42w Rick Wilson – Joyceville, ON
47x Dylan Westbrook – Oakland, ON
66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope, ON
71s Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON
91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON
98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville, ON
1-10 Jake Brown – Brantford, ON

Heat 1 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redrew For Feature Start Position)
1. 17x Dain Naida
2. 11J Chris Jones
3. 71s Shawn Sliter
4. 42w Rick Wilson
5. 15aw April Wilson
6. 2 Lee Winger
7. 66 Frank Baranowski
8. 15 Mike Ferrell
Time: 1:49.250.

Heat 2 (8 Laps – Top 3 Redrew For Feature Start Position)
1. 0 Glenn Styres
2. 10 Mitch Brown
3. 11 Jamie Turner
4. 91 Ryan Turner
5. 98 Paul Pekkonen
6. 1-10 Jake Brown
7. 9 Steve Lyons
8. 47x Dylan Westbrook
Time: 5:21.669.

FEATURE (25 Laps)
1. 10 Mitch Brown
2. 17x Dain Naida
3. 11 Jamie Turner
4. 91 Ryan Turner
5. 0 Glenn Styres
6. 11J Chris Jones
7. 71s Shawn Sliter
8. 1-10 Jake Brown
9. 47x Dylan Westbrook
10. 42w Rick Wilson
11. 15aw April Wilson
12. 9 Steve Lyons
13. 98 Paul Pekkonen
14. 2 Lee Winger
15. 66 Frank Baranowski
16. 15 Mike Ferrell.
Time: 13:03.794.
Margin of victory: 1.649 seconds.

A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jamie Turner Turner (1-7), Mitch Brown (8-25)

2016 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS:

Mitch Brown – 2 (Brighton May 21, Brighton June 18), Ryan Susice – 1 (Humberstone June 5)

UP NEXT:

Ohsweken Speedway – Friday, July 1, 2016

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2016 marks the 21st year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints, brought to you this season by The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, andwww.OntarioOvalOnDirt.com.

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Double-X Speedway
California,MO
June 19, 2016

When the ASCS Warrior Region rolls into Double-X Speedway the drivers know that they will have a handful trying to beat someone who has the track mastered. Drivers with names like Martin, Hockett and now Cornell have figured out what it takes to win at the friendly, tight quarter mile. Sunday night two of those names put on a driving display that was one for the books. Starting side by side after having the one and two pills drawn for them by young race fans at intermission, Jonathan Cornell and Randy Martin made up the front row for the 25 lap feature event. Given his recent success at the Double-X, many probably conceded the victory in easy fashion to Cornell, but someone forgot to mention that to the veteran Randy Martin. Starting in the outside of row one Martin would win the drag race into turn one and open a lead on the high side while Cornell gave chase running on the bottom. Lap after lap these two would be nose to tail or side by side. Cornell was able to mount several attempts at a slide job on Martin in turns three and four but was unable to clear his competitor and wisely kept his car low. Meanwhile behind these two, Kyle Bellm, and Tyler Blank were gaining on them with Bellm ultimately challenging Cornell for the number two spot on a few occasions. A caution just past the half way point bunched the field and Martin tried the low line in turn one on the restart while Cornell went high. This seemed to allow Cornell the momentum he need to pass the red #14 a lap later. Cornell would claim the victory with Martin in second, Bellm finishing a strong third, Blank would claim fourth and Evan Martin finished fifth. Jay Russell came home in sixth, Tyler Thomas was seventh, Corey Nelson finished eighth, Danny Thoman was ninth and Raven Culp completed the top ten. Heat races were claimed by Cornell, Thomas and Randy Martin. The ASCS Warrior Region will return to Double-X on Sunday July 3 as part of the Red, White and Blue Tour 2016.

The Super Stocks continue to keep the fans energized with the close racing in the class. At one point during the feature event the top six cars were racing in about a four car length pack. Heat race winners Harlan Dowell and Steve Beach led the field to the green with Beach earning the early lead. Beach would continue to primarily run the high groove while some major racing was going on behind him. Third starting Dean Willie, Clayton Campbell, Harlan Dowell and Cole Henson were waging battle for the remainder of the top five. Dowell would run second through lap six before Willie would claim the position. Campbell, Dowell and Dale Berry would continue the battles throughout the field. With Beach still leading, Willie would try the low line and the high line working to gain the advantage. Making the pass on the final lap, Dean Willie would claim the victory. Dale Berry crosses the stripe second, Beach was third, Cole Henson came home fourth and Clayton Campbell was fifth.

Austin Crane made his second visit to Double-X in 2016 and made it a good night as he claimed the feature event in the 600cc Micro Sprint Class. Point leader Kameron Key made Crane earn the victory by challenging the leaders for almost the entire event. Key would try high and low but could not mount a challenge for the victory. Following the cars of Crane and Key under the checkered flag were Tom Curran in third, Kyle Schlotz in fourth and Kaitlyn Boland completing the top five.

Chuck Coffey claimed his second victory of the season in the Hobby Stock division at Double-X. Mike Schrader pressured Coffey for the win but settled for second, Rudy Wirts was third and Jeremiah Wallingford was fourth. Coffey claimed the heat race.

Be sure to join us at Double-X Speedway for Sunday night Thunder, gates open at 5 and racing starts at 7:30.

Double-X Speedway Results
June 19,2016

ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars-
Feature-
1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 14-Randy Martin, California; 3. 75K-Kyle Bellm, Nixa; 4. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 5. 4- Evan Martin, California; 6. 76-Jay Russell, Elwood,KS; 7. 86-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK; 8. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene,MO; 9. 27-Danny Thoman, Higginsville; 10. 3-Raven Culp, Mesquite,TX; 11. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 12. 24C-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 13. 0-Mike Trent, Rocheport; 14. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 15. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 16. 12C-Faron Crank, Sedalia; 17. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 18. 48-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 19. 65-TJ Muths, Sedalia

Heat race winners-
1st Heat- Cornell
2nd Heat-Thomas
3rd Heat- R. Martin

Super Stocks-
Feature-
1. 68M-Dean Willie, Warrensburg; 2. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 3. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 4. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 5. 30C-Clayton Campbell, Otterville; 6. 29-Harlan Dowell,Jr., Tipton; 7. 95-Johnny Wyman, Fulton; 8.8UP- Jeff Offerman, California; 9. 7-Evan Hays, California; 10. 29D- Destiny Dowell, Tipton; 11. 27D- Derek Henson, Russellville

Heat Race Winners-
1st Heat- H. Dowell
2nd Heat-Beach

600cc Micro Sprints
Feature-
1. 02-Austin Crane, Ashland; 2. 7JR-Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 3. 11-Tom Curran, Kansas City; 4. 749-Kyle Schlotz, Jefferson City; 5. 15-Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia; 6. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 7. 5-Paul Alberson, Marshall; 8. 92-Brian Wood, California

Heat Race Winner-
Crane

Hobby Stocks-
Feature-
1. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 2. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 3. 2X- Rudy Wirts, California; 4. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford. Prairie Home

Heat Race Winner-
Coffey

 

 

Berth, Thiel and Wondra win at PDTR

By: Amy Juech 6-18-2016

Father’s Day weekend was a success with over 70 drivers signed in for the IRA 410 and Aldag-Honald Mechanical 360 Sprint cars and Cellcom BMods.

First feature of the evening was the Cellcom BMods. Cole Fenske (Plymouth) unable to make the call giving up his pole position. Brandon Knepprath (West Bend) and Gary Glander (Sheboygan Falls) made up the front row. Glander pulled out to an early lead over Knepprath. Patrick Hanson, Brian Konitzer pulled into the infield with mechanical issues. Larry Zirbel (Iron Ridge) attempted to pass Knepprath for a few laps. Knepprath spun out on the back stretch but continued going. Todd Jensema (Sheboygan Falls) tried everything to hold off Brandon Berth. Cole Fenske retired to the pits for mechanical issues. Glander had a comfortable lead, Berth went to the outside of Jensema but the car would not stick. Berth’s second attempt worked. Berth then passed Zirbel on the inside for second. Glander had new competition Berth was knocking on the door. Jensema and Cody Eickberg battled for fourth place on lap 14. Berth managed to pass Glander for the lead on the backstretch. Berth slowly pulled away from Glander. Double checkers waved for Berth with a clean sweep of the evening and our hard charger passing 5 cars. Second place went to Glander for a second week followed by Zirbel, Jensema and Eickberg. Heat Winners: Brandon Berth (Cascade) and Larry Zirbel (Iron Ridge)

“In the main event Thiel methodically ran down Jim Moughan who appeared destined to win his first IRA main event in several seasons. Thiel had other plans as he darted past Moughan with seven laps left in the 30 lap headliner taking a convincing win. It was the third overall in this Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series career. For Moughan, runner-up honors tonight was a bittersweet finish. While the second place effort matched his best performance since Cedar Lake Speedway in 2013, for much of the contest it appeared he was headed for his second career IRA victory after a lengthy dry spell. Thiel’s charge would prove too much to withstand and ultimately Moughan could only watch Thiel take the checkered flag ten car lengths in front of him. The evening also proved to be a great showing for Todd Hepfner who made his first start of the 2016 season. Hepfner who has been making limited appearances in IRA competition the past couple seasons stayed in the thick of the fray until the checkered ultimately having to settle for a third place finish this evening. The 30 lap A-main rolled trackside on a fairly slick track which had distinctive high and low grooves. Moughan had started on the pole of the contest with Phillip Mock to his outside. At the drop of the green flag Moughan shot into the lead. With one lap in the books the first caution flew as Mock lost the handle in turn four spinning and coming to a stop on the track. Local favorite Ben Schmidt had nowhere to go and wound up sliding into the side of Mock’s stalled car. Both racers were able to return to action after quick repairs. Schmidt who had earlier scored a popular win in his heat race would eventually settle for 13th, while Mock laid claim to the 14th spot at the finish. Action resumed with Moughan showing the way around the tight third-mile oval. Hepfner working the low line advanced to second with a pass of Kyle Marten by lap two, and Thiel who had pushed off in the sixth spot annexed the third position by lap four. Further back Bill Balog who was seeking his third straight IRA victory had started in the 14th spot. He had been putting on a passing exhibition rapidly advancing through the pack. His charge this evening came at the wheel of the Rhine Auto Motorsports machine which he pushed up to the fifth spot before the second caution of the night flew when Jordan Goldesberry spun coming off turn two. Underway again Moughan set the pace rim riding around the track, with Hepfner and Thiel following in formation. Right before the halfway point the third and final caution was triggered when Rusty Egan did a quick spin just as the leaders were coming up to put him a lap down. Fortunately, everyone was able to miss Egan’s errant mount and the race quickly resumed. While the lead trio of Moughan, Hepfner and Thiel pulled away from the pack, attention focused on the fourth spot where Joey Moughan, the son of the race leader, was engaged in a duel with Balog for the fourth spot. Balog eventually secured the position on lap 20. Out front the leaders began to reach lapped traffic adding additional intensity to the battle for the top spot. Running third Thiel began to experiment working lower on the track. With five laps to go Thiel began to apply heavy pressure to Hepfner making his way under him. After a short-lived battle Theil came away with the spot and now found himself locked in combat with Moughan for the lead. Thiel wasted no time in taking the front running position and once out front he began to open up the lead. Over the final two laps Thiel encountered lapped machines but his pace was enough to allow him to take the win by 10 car lengths. Moughan and Hepfner followed in second and third. Balog had to settle for fourth unable to close on the lead trio over the final circuits. The fifth spot went to Joey Moughan giving the Moughan family two spots in the top five. Scotty Neitzel had been on the move throughout the contest moving up from the 16th spot to finish sixth. Scott Biertzer finished in the seventh position. Mike Reinke made the biggest charge of the evening moving from from dead last on the 24 car starting grid up to eighth. In ninth Steve Meyer also had an impressive charge working his way up from 23rd to ninth. Jeremy Schultz completed the top ten having advanced 10 positions before the checkered. 19 of the 24 starters were still on the track at the finish.” News update from: http://www.irasprints.com/news/?i=39177&clk=featureNews

Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprints closed out the evening with Tony Wondra (Campbellsport) and Chris Clayton (Waldo) setting the pace. Lance Fassbender (Burnett) took the lead on lap 1 followed closely by Kurt Davis (West Allis). Jim Melis (Glenbeulah), Nich Melis (Plymouth) and Wayne Modjeski (Oak Creek) were three wide for twelfth place. Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) went three wide on the high side for third. Clayton, Davis and Kevin Karnitz (West Bend) were three wide for fourth. Fassbender had a steady lead over fellow drivers. Track was very black with bite on the bottom or very high. Fassbender was about to lap traffic when a caution flew for Paul Pokorski (West Bend) spinning and Robbie Pribnow’s (Knowles) involvement. Pribnow left to the attention of his crew. Fassbender had an awesome restart as other drivers were four wide on the restart. Tony Wondra had Kurt Davis knocking on the door for second. Brandon McMullen and Justin Miller (both Plymouth) competed for ninth. Davis went high in an attempt for the lead, unsuccessful as his line was very high and needed a little extra power. Goeden was down low hugging tires in the corners as he tried to pass Wondra for third. Fassbender’s lead was in jeopardy as he was amongst heavy lapped traffic. Wide racing surface with lots of talent up front things were getting interesting. Wondra was back inside Davis for second and then used a lapped car to pass Fassbender for the lead. Goeden used the same car to pass Davis and Fassbender for second. Was there enough time for Goeden to win? Tony Wondra was making his machine wide to hold off a hard charging Goeden. When the checkers flew it was Tony Wondra with the win over Goeden, Davis, Fassbender and Karnitz. Only two of our 360 drivers have Ford motors they belong to the winner Wondra and fifth place Karnitz. Hard charger passing 12 cars was Doug Wondra (Oakfield). B-Main Results: Jeff Ludwig (Fond du Lac), Scott Conger (Eagle), Randy Walter (Cascade), Doug Wondra (Oakfield), Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac) and Tyler Brabant (Waupun), alternate was Josh Teunissen (Waldo). Heat Winners: Robbie Pribnow (Knowles), Kevin Karnitz (West Bend), Chris Clayton (Waldo) and Ken Jay Fiedler (Sheboygan Falls).

Reminder anyone with tickets from 6-11-16 you have $5.00 admission next week. Special thanks to the evening trophy sponsor JDL Automotive and Detail. Please join us next week. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Davie Franek wins the Joe Whitcomb Memorial at Selinsgrove Speedway
Contact: Paul T. Harkenrider
PST Media
paul@patriotsprinttour.com | 607-237-6372

(Selinsgrove, PA) It was a beautiful evening of 360 Sprint Car racing at the fast Selinsgrove Speedway for the 13th annual Joe Whitcomb Memorial presented by the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour.
Davie Franek used his pole position to lead all 30 laps of the event to pick up his first ever Joe Whitcomb Memorial trophy and the hefty $2,571 check winning over Jason Shultz and Ryan Kissinger.
Four-time Joe Whitcomb Memorial winner TJ Stutts suffered motor troubles during his qualifying heat and he was not able to compete in the 30 lap event. Stutts did take the green flag and was able to take home qualifying money which was $271.00 before parking his ride for the night.
Franek wasted no time pulling away from the field until he began to meet lap traffic on lap eight. Ryan Kissinger, who set the fast time in time trials at the beginning of the night started to set his sights on the race leader in Franek.
It was not until the second half of the race where Kissinger was within passing distance of Franek and on lap 23 Kissinger entered the bottom of turns one and two where he had the slight advantage as they worked down the backstretch but he could not seal off Franek as they entered turns three and four and Franek was still the race leader with six laps remaining.
Then on lap 26, Jason Schultz who was running third the entire event was able to get around Kissinger for second and try to inch closer to Franek but would not catch him.
Franek continued to weave his way through lap traffic but cruised to the checkered flag to pick up his first career Joe Whitcomb Memorial over Jason Shultz who finished second, Ryan Kissinger, Mark Smith, and Eric Tomecek completed the top five.
Jared Zimbardi would be the highest Patriot Sprint Tour member finisher and will receive first place points towards the 2016 American series championship. Heat wins went to Kissinger, Shultz and Joe Trenca.
Steve Collins won the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ after finishing 19th, and Paul Habeck won the Stampede Steakhouse Final Finisher award.
The Patriot Sprint Tour American Series continues this Friday as the first leg of the Western Swing brought to you by Bonnell’s Auto Group is at Raceway 7 in Coneaut, Ohio on Friday, June 24, and then the Stateline Speedway on Saturday, June 25.
Then following weekend, it is the Bonnell’s Auto Collison Western Speed Week as the series races three straight nights, with each race paying $4,000 to the winner every night.
You can visit patriotsprinttour.com as well liking us on facebook. You can follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.
The Patriot Sprint Tour is a traveling Sprint Car Series that visits racetrack in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Canada.

Selinsgrove Speedway Results- June 18, 2016
Heat 1: Ryan Kissinger, Jared Zimbardi, Derek Locke, Eric Tomecek, Curt Michael, Jordan Thomas, Paulie Colagiovanni, Paul Habeck, Tyler Graves
Heat 2: Joe Trenca, TJ Stutts, Cody Keller, Dane Lorenc, Troy Betts, Jim Schuster, Larry Kelleher, Mallie Shuster (DNF)
Heat 3: Jason Schultz, Davie Franek, Mark Smith, Michael Walter II, Phil Walter, Steve Collins, Scott Just, Dave Just
A Main: DAVIE FRANEK (1), Jason Schultz, Ryan Kissinger, Mark Smith, Eric Tomecek, Jared Zimbardi, Cody Keller, Derek Locke, Curt Michael, Dane Lorenc, Larry Kelleher, Troy Betts, Jordan Thomas, Joe Trenca, Michael Walter II, Paulie Colagiovanni, Jim Shuster, Phil Walter, Steve Collins, Scott Just, Dave Just, Paul Habeck, Tyler Graves (DNF), TJ Stutts (DNF)
Time Trials: Ryan Kissinger (17.792), Dane Lorenc (17.964), Mark Smith (18.030), Eric Tomecek (18.048), TJ Stutts (18.096), Michael Walter III (18.129), Derek Locke (18.166), Joe Trenca (18.167), Jason Schultz (18.175), Jared Zimbardi (18.217), Mallie Shuster (18.227), Davie Franek (18.231), Jordan Thomas (18.236), Jim Shuster (18.265), Steve Collins (18.270), Curt Michael (18.343), Cody Keller (18.372), Phil Walter (18.416), Paul Habeck (18.474), Larry Kelleher (18.658), Scott Just (18.838), Troy Betts (18.887), Dave Just (19.048), Tyler Graves (19.243)

 

 

“Waelti tops Badger Midgets at APS”
“Ehrke scores two micro feature victories ”

By Bryan Gapinski
Sun Prairie, Wis., June 19---Brandon Waelti scored a popular hometown victory winning the 20-lap Mid-State Equipment /Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway.
Jeff Zelinski jumped into the lead at the start of the feature. Waelti passed three cars in the first two laps moving into third place. Waelti claimed the runner-up position, two laps later. Zelinski began lapping the tail of the field on Lap 8. Running in heavy lapped traffic Zelinski’s advantage over Waelti disappeared. Waelti passed Zelinski for the lead as the pair crossed the start-finish line to begin Lap 12.
Waelti held a four-car length lead over Zelinski with five laps remaining. One lap Johnny Murdock flipped several times in Turn 3, escaping injury. On the restart Waelti pulled away from Zelinski and finished 1.49 second ahead of Zelinski driving the Harlan Kittleson owned Stealth/Ford Duratech No. 15. Aaron Schuck, Mike Stroik, and Robbie Ray completed the top five.
“Lapped traffic was the key tonight I need to change my groove and run a lot of different lines on the track” commented Waelti who moved into the series points lead.
Norm Ehrke won the 15-lap Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass feature taking the at the start of the event. Two early cautions kept the field bunched up. Once underway Ehrke easily pulled away from the field finishing a straightaway ahead of series points leader Tory Strauss, Chad Bogar, Dave Collins, and Jake Goeglein. The previous evening Ehrke topped Strauss and Collins to win the feature at Sycamore (Ill.) Raceway.
Next for Badger Midgets and Micros will be the “Challenge in the Northwoods” at the Seymour Raceway Park on Sunday Night June 26.
SUMMARY
MIDGETS
25-lap Feature: 1. Brandon Waelti; 2. Jeff Zelinski; 3. Aaron Schuck; 4. Mike Stroik; 5. Robbie Ray; 6. Derek Childs; 7. Kurt Mayhew; 8. Randy Reed; 9. Andrew Henning; 10. Lamont Critchett; 11. Kyle Koch; 12. Scott Zane; 13. Bryce Dunn; 14. Brian Peterson; 15. Laura Smith; 16. Johnny Murdock; 17. Andy Baugh; 18. Ken Hansen; 19. Neil Weigen; 20. Don Bigelow;
8-lap Heat Race Winners: Ray, Waelti, Childs.
Cars Present: 21 Feature Lap Leaders: Zelinski 1-11, Waelti 12-20.

MICROS
15-lap Feature: 1. Norm Ehrke; 2. Tory Strauss; 3. Chad Bogar; 4. Dave Collins; 5. Jake Goeglein; 6. Tyler Tischendorf; 7. Emily Portschy; 8. Denver Larson; 9. Andy Rein; 10. Dylan Larson; 11. Terry Quandt.
8-lap Heat Race Winners: Bogar, Strauss.
Cars Present: 12 Feature Lap Leaders: Ehrke 1-15.
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Stockton’s Brad Furr races to an entertaining Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo victory on Friday night

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – June 19, 2016…Former Ocean Sprints champion Brad Furr of Stockton held off a furious late race charge from Salinas driver Jeremy Chisum to make his way back to Ocean Speedway victory lane for the first time in over a year on Friday night.

Furr was able to extend his current point lead in the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings by way of his first win since April of last year. The former World of Outlaws regular is in search of his second career track title at the Watsonville based quarter-mile this season.

“It feels great to get a win tonight and I really can’t thank my guys enough,” commented the driver of the Price Rite Restaurant Equipment/ Brad Furr Racing No. 2 mount. “We’ve definitely been getting stronger as the weeks have gone on and that’s definitely what you want to do. Thank you to all the fans that came out tonight and we’ll see you next time.”

The 30-lap feature started out as a battle between young upstart Logan Seavey of Sutter and veteran Kurt Nelson from Gilroy. Seavey, driving for the Shaw family, captured the dash and took the lead at the waving of the green flag. A well prepared surface was presented to competitors, which saw Seavey & Nelson swap the lead multiple times early on in the race while navigating through traffic. Heartbreak city would strike Nelson though, as he slowed with issues while leading the race on lap 10 to bring out a yellow.

This moved Seavey up to the top spot and he would hold command until lap 17 when Furr was able to rocket into the lead. Some of the best racing seen all season long then took place with positions changing regularly throughout the field. The battle for second through fifth was an intense one that kept the crowd entertained over the final half of the contest. Jeremy Chisum moved into second on lap 21 and methodically closed the gap between himself and Furr.

With the white flag in the air Chisum rapidly closed and at the checkered missed out on his first career win by about a car length. It was a fantastic night for Chisum, who celebrated his birthday by scoring his second consecutive podium finish. “I’m so excited I don’t even know what to say right now,” he commented. “To finish second to a guy like Brad Furr is pretty special. I used to play him on the World of Outlaws video game. Thank you to everyone that supports our team and everybody that helps us out.”

Coarsegold’s Scott Parker had a great night and earned his first career Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo podium. “It’s a great feeling to be standing up here tonight. We’ve really been working hard on this car and it has definitely paid off. Big thanks to my dad and our entire team. We always love racing at Ocean Speedway.”

Hanford’s Collin Markle and Fresno’s Koen Shaw rounded out the top-five. Both drivers should be commended for excellent drives in the feature. Last week’s winner Tommy Tarlton came home sixth after starting dead last due to not getting a qualifying time. Seavey ended the race in seventh after his front nose wing became askew. It was still a very impressive Ocean Speedway debut for the Outlaw Kart graduate. The remainder of the top-10 was filled by Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic and Lemoore’s Cole Macedo.

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will have a couple weekends off before returning to action on Friday July 8 for round seven in the fight for the track title. This coming Friday June 24 will mark the first visit of the season by the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series to Ocean Speedway. The night of racing pays tribute to the late Al Pombo & Marshall Sargent in the