Race Results From Coast to Coast

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

Placerville Speedway Banner
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

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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 31st annual Pombo/Sargent Classic. More info as well as pre-sale tickets can be found on our website www.racepmg.com

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

Sheldon Haudenschild Takes Night #2 of Ohio Sprint Speedweek June 18, 2016 WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (June 18, 2016) – For a second consecutive season, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild scored an Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory at Waynesfield Raceway Park, this time holding off pole sitter and Ohio Sprint Speedweek opening night winner Kyle Larson during a hard fought battle in traffic. Haudenschild, who started third on the Arctic Cat All Star feature grid, survived an epic three car battle during the late stages of the 35-lap main event, keeping Larson and the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer in his rearview mirror. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory increased Haudenschild’s season total to three, also bumping his career win total with the series to nine.

“That was really intense,” explained Sheldon Haudenschild in victory lane. “Especially knowing that Kyle Larson was right behind me, that made it really intense. You get to lapped cars so fast here and it really makes it hard to figure out where to go. Those guys are racing for positions, also, sometimes three and four wide right in front of you. Racing in traffic actually allowed Kyle (Larson) to get underneath me at one point. Luckily, I was able to slide back underneath him in three and four and make it stick. I didn’t see him much after that. That was a lot of fun.”

The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild led the first five circuits at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday evening, eventually losing the lead to NASCAR Sprint Cup series regular Kyle Larson on the bottom side of the speedway on lap six. Sheldon Haudenschild made his first bid for the top spot on laps 12 and 13, officially leading lap 13, driving by Larson in traffic. The pair dueled nearly nose to tail for the next six circuits before the main event’s first caution appeared on lap 20. Caution flags appeared once again on lap 21, disrupting the feature field for the second and final time of the evening.

Green flag conditions returned for good with Sheldon Haudenschild back on the point. The last 14 laps proved to be more than challenging for the pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/No. 93, pressured on several occasions by Kyle Larson and Tim Shaffer, all while attempting to negotiate heavy traffic. Despite the pressure, Haudenschild prevailed, keeping the point position despite multiple slide job attempts by Kyle Larson and challenges by Tim Shaffer. Even after making accidental contact with Tim Shaffer during the closing circuits, Larson would hang on to finish in the runner-up position, followed by the “Steel City Outlaw.”

“I just can’t thank my guys enough for their hard work,” said Sheldon Haudenschild. “They work their tails off to keep everything in shape and ready to go. I owe this all to them. Tonight was a lot of fun. Hopefully we can keep this going tomorrow night at Millstream.”

In the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, last week’s feature winner Randy Hannagan led the field to the opening green flag alongside northern Ohio native Kyle Sauder. Hannagan took the early lead into the first corner as Sauder fell back to battle with Devin Dobie. Racing was brought to a halt when Kevin Roberts went upside-down in his Best One Tire 22R. Roberts was unable to continue and finished 22nd. On the restart, Randy Hannagan got a great jump and pulled away with the lead. Max Stambaugh began to make a run up to the lead back. As Stambaugh tried to climb, Butch Schroder turned the jets on moving through the field. Schroder, who started on the outside of row four, moved into the top 5. Once the dust settled, Hannagan came away with the victory. Butch Schroder had a great run coming home in second. Max Stambaugh finished in third. Hannagan was brief in victory lane as he jumped behind the wheel of his 410 sprint for the All Star race. Kyle Sauder, Randy Hannagan, and Devon Dobie picked up the heat race victories.

The points battle continues next Saturday night, June 25th when the Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprint Cars, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Quest Federal Credit Union UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts return to the 1/3rd mile. The Block Insurance Tough Trucks will determine the front starting spots in the A-main in a King of the Hill racing format. Saturday will also mark the first of two DARF nights of the year. All current Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club members will be admitted to the grandstands for just $6. Grandstand gates open at 5PM with racing action following at 7PM.

Get the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park information online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter by following @OfficialWRP.

RACE RESULTS

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

Qualifying 1.1-Dale Blaney, 10.438; 2.57-Kyle Larson, 10.500; 3.71-Jamie Veal, 10.575; 4.11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.617; 5.49-Tim Shaffer, 10.658; 6.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 10.667; 7.35-Stuart Brubaker, 10.681; 8.38-DJ Foos, 10.691; 9.48-Danny Dietrich, 10.697; 10.4-Kasey Kahne, 10.703; 11.40-Caleb Helms, 10.737; 12.O7-Jacob Wilson, 10.750; 13.70-Danny Holtgraver, 10.753; 14.73-Chris Andrews, 10.794; 15.57X-Andrew Palker, 10.828; 16.16M-Danny Mumaw, 10.855; 17.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.858; 18.97-Dean Jacobs, 10.859; 19.22-Cole Duncan, 10.876; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 10.885; 21.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 10.886; 22.5-Byron Reed, 10.909; 23.8-Bryan Sebetto, 10.918; 24.4K-Kody Kinser, 10.947; 25.49D-Shawn Dancer, 10.959; 26.11N-Randy Hannagan, 10.970; 27.60-Kory Crabtree, 10.978; 28.91-Cale Thomas, 10.991; 29.10H-Chad Kemenah, 10.996; 30.8M-TJ Michael, 11.009; 31.33M-Caleb Griffith, 11.059; 32.21-Cap Henry, 11.069; 33.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 11.133; 34.46AU-Stuart Williams, 11.136; 35.12-Daniel Harding, 11.177; 36.5M-Max Stambaugh, 11.202; 37.25AU-Jack Lee, 11.212; 38.5T-Travis Philo, 11.229; 39.49H-Bradley Howard, 11.319; 40.59J-Kirk Jeffries, 11.324; 41.4S-Danny Smith, 11.341; 42.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 11.549; 43.46-Michael Bauer, 11.715; 44.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 11.901; 45.27-Cody Gallogly, 12.419; 46.96AU-Bruce White, 12.811; 47.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 99.720;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson[4] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 3. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 4. 38-DJ Foos[2] ; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[7] ; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser[8] ; 7. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson[5] ; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams[10] ; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 12. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[12]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps) 1. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 71-Jamie Veal[3] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 5. 4-Kasey Kahne[5] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 7. 49D-Shawn Dancer[8] ; 8. 12-Daniel Harding[9] ; 9. 5M-Max Stambaugh[10] ; 10. 25AU-Jack Lee[11] ; 11. AUS96-Andy Caruana[12] ; 12. 16M-Danny Mumaw[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps) 1. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[8] ; 7. 4S-Danny Smith[10] ; 8. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 9. 46-Michael Bauer[12] ; 10. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich[3] ; 12. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps) 1. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 7. 8-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[10] ; 10. 27-Cody Gallogly[9]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson[1] ; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 7. 71-Jamie Veal[5] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 12-Daniel Harding[2] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 3. 25AU-Jack Lee[4] ; 4. 4S-Danny Smith[7] ; 5. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[8] ; 6. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[6] ; 7. 46-Michael Bauer[9] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[5] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[12] ; 10. AUS96-Andy Caruana[10] ; 11. 5M-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 12. 27-Cody Gallogly[11] ; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[13]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[2] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. O7-Jacob Wilson[3] ; 5. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[14] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ; 7. 16M-Danny Mumaw[7] ; 8. 73-Chris Andrews[5] ; 9. 12-Daniel Harding[15] ; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 11. 33M-Caleb Griffith[13] ; 12. 22-Cole Duncan[8] ; 13. 8-Bryan Sebetto[9] ; 14. 4K-Kody Kinser[10] ; 15. 49D-Shawn Dancer[11] ; 16. 46AU-Stuart Williams[16]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 2. 57-Kyle Larson[1] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[12] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[11] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan[16] ; 8. 71-Jamie Veal[7] ; 9. 91-Cale Thomas[19] ; 10. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[14] ; 12. 5-Byron Reed[10] ; 13. 4-Kasey Kahne[18] ; 14. 1-Dale Blaney[21] ; 15. 21-Cap Henry[20] ; 16. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 17. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 18. 38-DJ Foos[13] ; 19. 70-Danny Holtgraver[23] ; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich[22] ; 21. O7-Jacob Wilson[24] ; 22. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 23. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[17] ; 24. 60-Kory Crabtree[25] ; 25. 40-Caleb Helms[5]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 2-Kyle Sauder[2] ; 2. 5M-Max Stambaugh [8] ; 3. 28-Phil Gressman[3] ; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [4] ; 5. 17-Jared Horstman [7] ; 6. 12R-Nick Roberts[1] ; 7. 30-Hud Horton [5] ; 8. 7-Joe Swanson[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [4] ; 2. 11-Tim Allison [2] ; 3. B20-Butch Schroder[6] ; 4. 6s-JR Stewart [7] ; 5. 10J-Jarrod Delong [3] ; 6. 23M-Jack Miller [5] ; 7. 10CJ-Chris Jones[1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 23-Devon Dobie [2] ; 2. 11N-Ed Neumeister[1] ; 3. 5W-Jeff Williams [3] ; 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts[7] ; 5. 97-Cory Turner[5] ; 6. 35B-Ron Blair [6] ; 7. 77X-Alex Hill[4]

A-Main 1 - (0 Laps) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [1] ; 2. B20-Butch Schroder[8] ; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh [4] ; 4. 2-Kyle Sauder[2] ; 5. 6s-JR Stewart [11] ; 6. 35B-Ron Blair [18] ; 7. 23-Devon Dobie [3] ; 8. 11-Tim Allison [5] ; 9. 28-Phil Gressman[7] ; 10. 5W-Jeff Williams [9] ; 11. 49-Shawn Dancer [10] ; 12. 11N-Ed Neumeister[6] ; 13. 10J-Jarrod Delong [14] ; 14. 30-Hud Horton [19] ; 15. 77X-Alex Hill[21] ; 16. 97-Cory Turner[15] ; 17. 7-Joe Swanson[22] ; 18. 10CJ-Chris Jones[20] ; 19. 12R-Nick Roberts[16] ; 20. 23M-Jack Miller [17] ; 21. 17-Jared Horstman [13] ; 22. 22R-Kevin Roberts[12]

 

 

Jeff Abold Breaks through for First Career Oswego Supermodified Victory; Dave Danzer Shares Twin 35 Victory Lane

OSWEGO, NY (June 19, 2016) – Oswego Speedway’s Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s have produced several first time winners through the years including last season, and last night the streak continued as second generation Supermodified pilot Jeff Abold finally broke the ice to score his first Oswego Supermodified victory in the second twin event of the night presented by Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers and A&P Auto Parts, driving his home built racer.

Abold becomes the 13th different driver to earn his first career win in a Twin 35 main event at Oswego, scoring the 23rd overall Supermodified victory for the Abold family as father Pat, the 1992 Speedway track champion, visited Oswego victory lane on 22 occasions.

As fate would have it, father Pat also scored a Twin 35 victory 22 years ago to the day –June 18, 1994.

Chasing Abold across the line in an attrition ridden second Twin of the night were Brandon Bellinger, Bob Bond, Dave Gruel, and Michael Muldoon.

The entire Abold family was all smiles in Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane.

“I just can’t thank my guys enough,” said Abold. “This has been a long three years with this car. I just can’t tell you what this means. This has been something I have dreamed of since I’ve been coming to the Speedway, watching my dad growing up. This one victory, this one night, in our home built car – these guys have stuck with me because there have been times I’ve wanted to quit in the last couple years – means more to me than anything I have achieved. I’m 27 years old and I feel like it took about 40 years to get to this point.”

Pat Lavery, Dave Cliff, Dave Danzer, Lou LeVea Jr., and Otto Sitterly filled the top ten spots in Twin #2 on Saturday night.

Joining Abold in victory lane on Twin 35 night was Danzer, scoring his second win of 2016, and his first career Twin 35 score behind the wheel of the Danzer Racing No. 52.

The victory marks Danzer’s ninth career Supermodified win, tying Fred Graves and Dave McKnight on the all-time Supermodified win list at the Steel Palace.

Danzer is now the only repeat feature winner in the Novelis Supermodified division in 2016.

Danzer held off eventual Twin #2 winner Abold for the score ahead of Gruel, Sitterly, and the evening’s point leader Michael Barnes.

“We’ve got a really good handling car, it is the fastest it has been in a while,” said Danzer. “It’s tough. You have to beat these guys to turn one and I sailed the thing down there as hard as I could. I knew I had to get ahead of him (Abold). Getting out front is the best place to be. I have to thank my guys and all the fans for coming out tonight to enjoy the Twin 35’s.”

Kody Graham, Joe Gosek, Keith Shampine, Dan Connors Jr., and Tim Snyder filled the top ten spots in the first Twin event of the night.

The night’s first 35-lapper saw Abold and Danzer start on the front row after a time based heat race inversion, which saw the 6th fastest driver in heat racing claim the pole.

Danzer would gain the edge from the get-go in the No. 52, blasting to the point with the field settling in behind him.

Deep in the field Gosek, who finalized last second repairs to his No. 00 late in the day Saturday after a first turn crash at the Speedway on June 11, was starting to make his presence known. Gosek started deep in the field and by lap 10 had worked his way by LeVea Jr. for the tenth spot.

The night’s first feature caution waved on lap 15 as Aric Iosue looped the No. 11 in turn four.

The caution would tighten the field up for a restart with Danzer leading Abold, Barnes, Gruel, Graham, Sitterly, Shampine, Connors, Snyder, and Gosek.

Once back to green, Gruel made a crucial high side move on the restart to steal the third spot from the No. 68 of Barnes. Gruel then quickly tucked into line and gave chase to leaders Danzer and Abold.

Gosek also continued his charge as the No. 00 quickly slid by Snyder and Connors to steal the eighth position by lap 17.

However another caution would wave shortly thereafter for Muldoon who backed the No. 15 into the foam in turn three. Muldoon made mention on social media that his pant leg became tangled in the throttle, causing the car to spin. Fortunately Muldoon was ok and the car only suffered minor damage, but enough to relegate Muldoon to his back-up No. 14 for the night’s second feature.

With green lights back on Sitterly came to life in the No. 7.

First darting by Graham, Sitterly then set his sights on point rival Barnes, driving to the top side of The Hustler to take away the fourth position.

Gosek tried to mimic Sitterly’s drive to the front as he snuck by Shampine for seventh late in the going, but it would be too little too late for Sitterly, Gosek and the rest of the field as Danzer was checked out and gone in the No. 52, scoring his second win of the season.

The Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer Award for Twin #1 went to Abold with Gosek scoring as the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger.

The Radical Racegear Lap Leader was Danzer with Iosue claiming the Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on Lead Lap Award.

The night’s second Twin 35 event featured LeVea Jr. and Abold on the front row, based on handicap, with Abold leaving the field from the outside pole position after an initial start was waved off as Jerry Curran and Hal LaTulip tangled in the third turn coming to green.

Unfortunately the next start would not make a full lap either as the night’s first winner Danzer was sent sideways in front of the majority of the field in the second turn, causing a massive pileup.

Sitterly and Gosek would go to the high side of the track to try and avoid the carnage, but ended up being the worst of it.

Gosek would catch Sitterly’s right rear wheel sending him up and over the No. 7 as both cars then slammed the outside steel. The force of the collision caused Gosek’s machine to then pirouette on Sitterly’s roll cage, with each car eventually coming to rest on all four wheels.

Gosek’s car, which was just fixed from the previous week’s accident, was put on the roll back and carried back to the pit area.

Sitterly’s machine, which had considerable damage was hooked back to his pits, but miraculously the Nicotra Racing crew made enough repairs to get the car back on track some 25-laps down later in the event with hardly any bodywork for Sitterly to limp around the track and score a crucial top ten finish.

The finish for Sitterly became crucial as point contender Barnes would drop out of the event on lap six with a broken torque arm bolt after having just moved to the runner-up spot around Bellinger and LeVea Jr.

With Barnes, who appeared to be Abold’s only threat in the early going now out of it, Abold would quickly lengthen his lead in the No. 05 leaving the battle behind him.

Bellinger would eventually slide under LeVea Jr. at lap 12 to take second with Bond’s No. 47 now charging from the back of the pack.

Making his first appearance of the season, Bond went under Gruel for fourth at lap 13 and just one lap later drove under LeVea Jr. for third and quickly reeled in Bellinger in a battle for the second position.

Locked bumper to bumper with Bellinger, Bond could not make a move stick in the late going as neither could come close to Abold who had sped to a near four second advantage on the field, flying to his first career Supermodified victory.

For the final time in his career, Abold would be the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer with Muldoon picking up the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger Award in his back-up No. 14 roadster.

Abold would also take home the Radical Racegear Lap Leader Award with Danzer scored as the Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on the Lead Lap.

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint Heat Race Challenge wins went to Graham, Sitterly, and Abold.

Racing at Oswego Speedway continues on Saturday, July 2 with the Walker Enterprises D-Bus Grand Prix Night featuring a 75-lap Novelis Supermodified main and a 35-lap Pathfinder Bank SBS feature with fireworks to end the night.

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, June 18th, 2016

Novelis Supermodified Twin 35's pres by. Burke's Do-It-Best Home Centers and A&P Auto Parts

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Twin #1 (35-laps): 1. 52 - Dave Danzer, 2. 05 - Jeff Abold, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 5. 68 - Michael Barnes, 6. 21 - Kody Graham, 7. 00 - Joe Gosek, 8. 55 - Keith Shampine, 9. 01 - Dan Connors, 10. 0 - Tim Snyder, 11. 12 - Pat Lavery, 12. 99 - Dave Cliff, 13. 11 - Aric Iosue, 14. 24 - Jerry Curran, 15. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 16. 47 - Bob Bond, 17. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 18. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 19. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 20. 14 - Kreig Heroth

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #00 - Joe Gosek

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #05 - Jeff Abold

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #52 - Dave Danzer

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on Lead Lap: #11 - Aric Iosue

Novelis Supermodified Twin #2 (35-laps): 1. 05 - Jeff Abold, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 47 - Bob Bond, 4. 50 - Dave Gruel, 5. 14 - Michael Muldoon, 6. 12 - Pat Lavery, 7. 99 - Dave Cliff, 8. 52 - Dave Danzer, 9. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 10. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 11. 55 - Keith Shampine, 12. 01 - Dan Connors, 13. 68 - Michael Barnes, 14. 21 - Kody Graham, 15. 0 - Tim Snyder, 16. 11 - Aric Iosue, 17. 00 - Joe Gosek, 18. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 19. 24 - Jerry Curran

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #14 - Michael Muldoon

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #05 - Jeff Abold

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #05 - Jeff Abold

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on Lead Lap: #52 - Dave Danzer

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 21 - Kody Graham, 2. 01 - Dan Connors, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 47 - Bob Bond, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 7. 14 - Kreig Heroth

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 2. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 3. 0 - Tim Snyder, 4. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 5. 00 - Joe Gosek, 6. 24 - Jerry Curran, 7. 99 - Dave Cliff

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 05 - Jeff Abold, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 52 - Dave Danzer, 4. 12 - Pat lavery, 5. 11 - Aric Iosue, 6. 15 - Michael Muldoon

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race #11 Saturday June 18th 2016
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series
Shenandoah Speedway Shenandoah, Va. Anthony Linkenhoker Last Lap Leader
Shenandoah Speedway has had some great last lap passes for the win as the wide track lends itself to multi groove racing. Anthony Linenhoker put his name on the list of winners this same way Saturday night under beautiful clear cool skies at the mountain raceway. Bill Rice and Tony Harris took heat wins to kick off the night. Tony Harris and Bill Rice paced the field to green with Rice up high and leading the field with Harris running low. On lap ten Harris made his move and was in the top spot as Rice with beginning to fade as Linkenhoker moved to second at half way and the fight was really on. Harris was working his tires hard to stay up front as Linkenhoker kept sticking a nose in there three or four times as he tried high and low to get by and with the white flag waving they were nose to tail again. Going in to turn three Linkenhoker went high and Harris went low for a charge to the flag and they went across side by side with Linkenhoker charging by for the five foot win and his third of the year. At the line it was Anthony Linkenhoker, Tony Harris, Glenn Worrell, Mike Leraas, Bill Rice, JD Coats, French Grimes, Ron Moyers, Josh Perreault and Jerald Harris. Next week its back to Natural Bridge Speedway in Natural Bridge, Va. on Saturday night June 25th.Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

Zimbardi dominates once again at Outlaw Speedway to win third straight Patriot Sprint Tour event

(Dundee, NY) Jared Zimbardi started on the pole leading all 25 laps to pick up his third straight Patriot Sprint Tour event in 2016, and his fourth overall. Zimbardi led the 17 car field to the green where he used the middle lane of the race track to protect Dan Kuhn and Parker Evans from taking the lead. The first caution was thrown when Scott Just, who was making his return in a sprint car for the first time in a month was spun on the top of turn four on lap two. Zimbardi would lead the field back to green where he used the middle lane of the track to protect the runner up challengers of Evans, Kuhn and eventually Dane Lorenc before the next caution flew on lap seven where Tyler Graves was parked backwards on the bottom of turn two. Lap seven would restart again and as they worked down the back stretch, Pete Richardson would hit an implement tire that would give him severe front end damage and it would end his night early. One lap later, Lorenc and Dan Kuhn would have contact that caused Kuhn to hit the wall and pull right in front of the cars of Steve Collins, Johnathan Preston, George Suprick and Dave Just. The only car that would be able to return was Steve Collins who suffered no damage after his car was assessed the hot pit. Dane Lorenc had a shock issue but his crew was able to fix it in the two-minute work area and they were able to continue. Zimbardi would start the field that was remaining again to the finish as he checked out and won by over seven seconds to pick up his fourth Patriot Sprint Tour win of the 2016 season. In the final laps, Steve Glover, who started 14th was able to advance the entire race and by lap 20, he met second place runner, Parker Evans as the two battled for the runner up spot. Glover was able to use the bottom of three and four to get by Evans at the line to take home second, his best finish of the season. Paul Habeck would come home in fourth, followed by Dane Lorenc. With the win once again, Zimbardi was able to take home the Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the Deal’ racing bonus. Steve Glover had to start 14th as he took home sixth in the ESE Dash, his second place finish earned the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ award. Dan Bennett was the final driver to take the checkered flag and that earned him the Stampede Steakhouse ‘Final Finisher award.’ Josh Azzi picked up the ESE Dash win where Zimbardi and Dane Lorenc were the qualifying heat winners. The series will now head to Selinsgrove Speedway for the 13th running of the Joe Whitcomb Memorial. This will be the third straight year the Joe Whitcomb Memorial will be under the PST banner. Be sure to ‘like’ us on facebook at Patriot Sprint Tour. You follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter and log onto www.patriotsprinttour.com<http://www.patriotsprinttour.com/>.

Outlaw Speedway Results- June 17, 2016 Heat 1: Jared Zimbardi, George Suprick, Steve Collins, Jonathan Preston, Pete Richardson, Josh Azzi, Paul Habeck, Derek Juliano, Dan Bennett (DNF) Heat 2: Dane Lorenc, Parker Evans, Dan Kuhn, Dave Just, Darryl Ruggles, Scott Just, Steve Glover, Tyler Graves ESE Dash: Josh Azzi, Dave Just, Pete Richardson, Paul Habeck, Scott Just, Steve Glover A Main 25 Laps: JARED ZIMBARDI (4), Steve Glover, Parker Evans, Paul Habeck, Dane Lorenc, Steve Collins, Derrick Juliano, Dan Bennett, Darryl Ruggles, Dan Kuhn, Jonathan Preston, George Suprick, Dave Just, Scott Just, Pete Richardson, Tyler Graves, Josh Azzi Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the Deal’ Bonus: Jared Zimbardi Stampede Steakhouse Final Finisher: Dan Bennett Casey Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night:’ Steve Glover

 

 

Weyant wins third in a row at Lucas Oil

Wheatland, MO(June 18, 2016)-Retaking the lead after a lap twenty one yellow for leader Mitch Wissmiller, Korey Weyant picked up his third straight Boss Chassis WAR Series A-Main at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday night.
Riley Kreisel assumed the point early on as he was followed by Weyant. Kreisel would lead the first couple of laps as Weyant got a great run off of the top of turn two to move into the lead. Weyant would lead laps three and four with Kreisel hitting his marks on the bottom to retake the point on lap five. Kreisel was strong on the bottom and Weyant was strong on top as Kreisel was never more than a few car lengths ahead. Kreisel would lead until a lap fourteen caution for Kyle Clark, who spun in turn two while running fourth.
On the restart, Wissmiller would flex his muscle as he moved from fifth to third in turn one. He then moved past Weyant and then Kreisel to take control on lap seventeen. Weyant would work past Kreisel and into second as he stayed within striking distance of the leader.
Wissmiller would continue to lead until the red flag came out for a JD Black flip in turn one with twenty one laps complete. Black was not injured, but was done for the night.
On the restart, Weyant got a great run on the bottom and used an aggressive slide job in turn two. Wissmiller tried to get on the brakes to turn underneath Weyant, but he killed his momentum and spun in turn two.
The yellow would put Weyant back out front and Weyant would not be denied as he went on to his third straight WAR win in the Ealey Transportation/Moore Automotive/Mahan's Fiberglass Eagle with Automotive Machine power. Kreisel was a strong second in the Rick and Deb Smith/R&K Express/ Engine Connection-powered MRP. Craig Carroll was the Indy Race Parts Hard Charger as he moved forward ten spots from his thirteenth-starting position to finish third in the Risley's Trash Service/Get Er Done Tree Service XXX. Current WAR points leader Clinton Boyles moved up five spots to finish fourth in the Jesse Hockett Racing/Lucas Oil/Rod End Supply Maxim with RMS power. Kenny Potter moved up seven spots to finish fifth in his Dayco Painting XXX with Wesmar power. Terry Babb was sixth followed by Layne Himebaugh. Mitchell Moore, Warren Johnson, and Chris Parkinson rounded out the top ten. Heat races for the twenty-two car field were won by Wissmiller, Weyant, and Black.
The Boss Chassis WAR Series will next be in action on Friday July 9 at the Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, IL. They will then travel the next night to St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington, MO.
You can go to http://warwinglessautoracing.myracepass.com to get the latest information about the Boss Chassis WAR Series.

Lucas Oil Speedway
6/18/16
22 cars
Hinchman Racewear 1st Heat- 8 laps
1. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (5); 2. 9$-Kyle Clark, Sapulpa, OK (2); 3. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (3); 4. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (4); 5. 5$-Danny Smith, Sapulpa, OK (1); 6. 75K-John Carney, Lubbock, TX (7); 7. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (6); DNS: 12-Danny Thoman, Lexington, MO
Wilwood Disc Brakes 2nd Heat- 8 laps
1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (2); 2. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (4); 3. 24L-Layne Himebaugh, Collinsville, OK (4); 4. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (6); 5. 3-Raven Culp, Mesquite, TX (3); 6. 70-Pete Palazzolo, Ballwin, MO (5); 7. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (7)
Bell Helmets Third Heat- 8 laps
1. 7JR- JD Black, Grain Valley, MO (2); 2. 99L-Michael Ell, Raymore, MO (4); 3. 65-Chris Parkinson,) Gladstone, MO (7); 4. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (3); 5. 24C-Craig Carroll, Collinsville, OK (5); 6. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (6); 7. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton, MO (2)
A Main-25 laps
1. 99-Weyant (2); 2. 90-Kreisel (1); 3. 24C-Carroll (13); 4. 77-Boyles (9); 5. 55-Potter (12); 6. 8D-Babb (11); 7. 24L-Himebaugh (10); 8. 51-Moore (8); 9. 42-Johnson (17); 10. 65-Parkinson (3); 11. 8K-Leer (19); 12. 99L-Ell (5); 13. 82-Ward (21); 14. 1-Wissmiller (4)-DNF; 15. 7JR-Black (6)-DNF; 16. 75K-Carney (14)-DNF; 17. 9$-Clark (7)-DNF; 18. 5$-Smith (16)-DNF; 19. 65M-Muths (20)-DNF; 20. 70-Palazzolo (18)-DNF; 21. 3-Culp (15)-DNF; 22. 12-Thoman (22)-DNF

 

 

Norick & Noll Among Father’s Day Classic Winners at CSP

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (June 18, 2016) – Lance Norick and Jason Noll headlined Saturday night’s Sixth Annual Father’s Day Classic event at Canyon Speedway Park by racing to victory lane atop the 1/3-mile clay oval.

While Norick bested the winged ASCS Southwest Sprint Car ranks and Noll topped the IMCA Modifieds, other Father’s Day Classic winners included Nate Warren in IMCA Stock Cars, Richard Bennett in IMCA Hobby Stocks and Jarrett Martin in Micro Sprints.

Lance Norick raced from the fifth starting position to capture his second consecutive ASCS Southwest Region feature victory at CSP, taking the checkered flag ahead of perennial series champion Rick Ziehl with Colton Hardy, Bob Ream, Jr., and Derek Sell rounding out the top five.

Jason Noll raced from the front row outside to capture his first Arizona Differential IMCA Modified feature event at CSP since a three-race win streak to finish out last September. Noll’s first CSP triumph of 2016 came ahead of 19th-starter Brian Schultz with Steve Stultz, Chaz Baca, Jr., and 11th-starter Jay Foster in the top five.

Nate Warren put a halt to George Fronsman’s four-race winning streak in Allscapes IMCA Stock Car vs. SCRA Stock Car competition by racing to the checkered flag from the front row outside. Warren crossed the stripe ahead of pole starter Jimmy Davy with Fronsman rallying from 11th to capture third as Cody Center and Speedy Madrid rounded out the top five.

Richard Bennett added his second Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stock vs. Renegade feature win of the year and first since February by charging from the third row outside to take the checkered flag ahead of Jacob Madrid and Mark Kilian.

In Power 600 Micro Sprint action, Jarrett Martin nabbed his first CSP win since going two-for-three in January’s Winter Challenge competition. Martin capitalized on his front row outside starting position to take the win ahead of Paul Martin, Brandon Sutton, A.J. Hernandez and Tyler Merrill.

Racing action continues at Canyon Speedway Park with the Mid-Summer Classic on Saturday night, July 9, featuring Outlaw Late Models and Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds along with Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and Dwarf Cars.

Canyon Speedway Park

June 18, 2016 – Sixth Annual Father’s Day Classic Results

ASCS Southwest Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 51J-R.J. Johnson, 2. 14usa-Rickey Hood, 3. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 4. 2-Alex Pettas, 5. 12-James Mosher, 6. 22b-Jesse Baker, 7. 91-Casey Buckman, 8. 14-Cody Sickles.

Heat Two: 1. 9s-Derek Sell, 2. 74-Colton Hardy, 3. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 4. 29s-Darrell Sickles, 5. 90-Lance Norick, 6. 01-Kaylene Verville, 7. 32b-Brian Hosford, 8. 0-Brian Hatlestad.

“A” Feature: 1. 90-Lance Norick, 2. 20z-Rick Ziehl, 3. 74-Colton Hardy, 4. 8-Bob Ream, Jr., 5. 9s-Derek Sell, 6. 51J-R.J. Johnson, 7. 2-Alex Pettas, 8. 32b-Brian Hosford, 9. 01-Kaylene Verville, 10. 22b-Jesse Baker, 11. 29s-Darrell Sickles, 12. 14-Cody Sickles, 13. 91-Casey Buckman, 14. 12-James Mosher, 15. 14usa-Rickey Hood, 16. 0-Brian Hatlestad.

Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One: 1. 12-Guy Norton, 2. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 3. 8-Nate Warren, 4. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 5. 40-Jeff Stafford, 6. 14J-Jay Foster, 7. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 8. J11-Josh Wood, 9. X04-Mike Strobl, 10. 97-Josh Sneed.

Heat Two: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 44k-Kelsie Foley, 3. 45-Ryan Roath, 4. 78-Steve Stultz, 5. 77b-Terry Belcher, Sr., 6. 5z-Zack Madrid, 7. 6-Eric Center, 8. 19-Kenny Gill, 9. 25-Paul Nelson, 10. L8-Brian Schultz.

“A” Feature: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. L8-Brian Schultz, 3. 78-Steve Stultz, 4. 75jr-Chaz Baca, Jr., 5. 14J-Jay Foster, 6. X04-Mike Strobl, 7. 45-Ryan Roath, 8. 8-Nate Warren, 9. 40-Jeff Stafford, 10. 77b-Terry Belcher, Sr., 11. 44k-Kelsie Foley, 12. 19-Kenny Gill, 13. 25-Paul Nelson, 14. J11-Josh Wood, 15. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 16. 16-Guy Norton, 17. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 18. 6-Eric Center, 19. 5z-Zack Madrid, 20. 97-Josh Sneed.

Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars:

Heat One: 1. 8-Nate Warren, 2. 15-Speedy Madrid, 3. $-Cody Center, 4. 144-Jimmy Davy, 5. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 6. 41-George Fronsman, 7. 7x-Casey Murdoch, 8. 45-Ed Winn.

Heat Two: 1. 4u-Lyle Askren, 2. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 3. 3x-Derrick Askren, 4. 90-Joey Essary, 5. 18-Terry Skorick, 6. 505-Brittany Manson, 7. 2m-Robert McClelland.

“A” Feature: 1. 8-Nate Warren, 2. 144-Jimmy Davy, 3. 41-George Fronsman, 4. $-Cody Center, 5. 15-Speedy Madrid, 6. 90-Joey Essary, 7. 3x-Derrick Askren, 8. 0-Neil Brooks, 9. 4u-Lyle Askren, 10. 7x-Casey Murdoch, 11. 18-Terry Skorick, 12. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 13. 505-Brittany Manson, 14. 2m-Robert McClelland, 15. 44s-Steve Shumaker, 16. 45-Ed Winn.

Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades:

Heat One: 1. XX-Chuck Thornton, 2. 40b-Bradley Stafford, 3. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 4. 4-Dean Zachrison, 5. 45k-Mark Kilian, 6. 16b-Richard Bennett, 7. 55-Merle Zachrison, 8. 13-Jason Crowe, 9. 9-Paul O’Connor, 10. 26x-Shane Raines, 11. 3-Ashley Stafford.

“A” Feature: 1. 16b-Richard Bennett, 2. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 3. 45k-Mark Kilian, 4. 3-Ashley Stafford, 5. 55-Merle Zachrison, 6. 4-Dean Zachrison, 7. 13-Jason Crowe, 8. 40b-Bradley Stafford, 9. 9-Paul O’Connor, 10. XX-Chuck Thornton, 11. 26x-Shane Raines.

Power 600 Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 29az-Paul Martin, 2. 88-Tyler Merrill, 3. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 4. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 5. 72-A.J. Hernandez, 6. 11m-A.J. Miller.

Heat Two: 1. 21s-Brandon Sutton, 2. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 3. 04J-Dale Eliason, Jr., 4. 11k-Tyler Congleton, 5. 99x-Jake Branum, 6. 77-Matt Sanchez.

Heat Three: 1. 1-Caiden Clarke, 2. 21-Jaiden Levy.

“A” Feature: 1. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 2. 29az-Paul Martin, 3. 21s-Brandon Sutton, 4. 72-A.J. Hernandez, 5. 88-Tyler Merrill, 6. 04J-Dale Eliason, Jr., 7. 11k-Tyler Congleton, 8. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 9. 99x-Jake Branum, 10. 77-Matt Sanchez, 11. 11m-A.J. Miller, 12. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 13. 21-Jaiden Levy, 14. 1-Caiden Clarke.


 

Waynesfield Raceway Park June 18, 2016 Ohio Sprint Speedweek

RACE RESULTS

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

Qualifying 1.1-Dale Blaney, 10.438; 2.57-Kyle Larson, 10.500; 3.71-Jamie Veal, 10.575; 4.11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.617; 5.49-Tim Shaffer, 10.658; 6.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 10.667; 7.35-Stuart Brubaker, 10.681; 8.38-DJ Foos, 10.691; 9.48-Danny Dietrich, 10.697; 10.4-Kasey Kahne, 10.703; 11.40-Caleb Helms, 10.737; 12.O7-Jacob Wilson, 10.750; 13.70-Danny Holtgraver, 10.753; 14.73-Chris Andrews, 10.794; 15.57X-Andrew Palker, 10.828; 16.16M-Danny Mumaw, 10.855; 17.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.858; 18.97-Dean Jacobs, 10.859; 19.22-Cole Duncan, 10.876; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 10.885; 21.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 10.886; 22.5-Byron Reed, 10.909; 23.8-Bryan Sebetto, 10.918; 24.4K-Kody Kinser, 10.947; 25.49D-Shawn Dancer, 10.959; 26.11N-Randy Hannagan, 10.970; 27.60-Kory Crabtree, 10.978; 28.91-Cale Thomas, 10.991; 29.10H-Chad Kemenah, 10.996; 30.8M-TJ Michael, 11.009; 31.33M-Caleb Griffith, 11.059; 32.21-Cap Henry, 11.069; 33.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 11.133; 34.46AU-Stuart Williams, 11.136; 35.12-Daniel Harding, 11.177; 36.5M-Max Stambaugh, 11.202; 37.25AU-Jack Lee, 11.212; 38.5T-Travis Philo, 11.229; 39.49H-Bradley Howard, 11.319; 40.59J-Kirk Jeffries, 11.324; 41.4S-Danny Smith, 11.341; 42.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 11.549; 43.46-Michael Bauer, 11.715; 44.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 11.901; 45.27-Cody Gallogly, 12.419; 46.96AU-Bruce White, 12.811; 47.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 99.720;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson[4] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 3. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 4. 38-DJ Foos[2] ; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[7] ; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser[8] ; 7. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson[5] ; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams[10] ; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 12. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[12]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps) 1. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 71-Jamie Veal[3] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 5. 4-Kasey Kahne[5] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 7. 49D-Shawn Dancer[8] ; 8. 12-Daniel Harding[9] ; 9. 5M-Max Stambaugh[10] ; 10. 25AU-Jack Lee[11] ; 11. AUS96-Andy Caruana[12] ; 12. 16M-Danny Mumaw[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps) 1. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[8] ; 7. 4S-Danny Smith[10] ; 8. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 9. 46-Michael Bauer[12] ; 10. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich[3] ; 12. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps) 1. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 7. 8-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[10] ; 10. 27-Cody Gallogly[9]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson[1] ; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 7. 71-Jamie Veal[5] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 12-Daniel Harding[2] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 3. 25AU-Jack Lee[4] ; 4. 4S-Danny Smith[7] ; 5. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[8] ; 6. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[6] ; 7. 46-Michael Bauer[9] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[5] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[12] ; 10. AUS96-Andy Caruana[10] ; 11. 5M-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 12. 27-Cody Gallogly[11] ; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[13]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[2] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. O7-Jacob Wilson[3] ; 5. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[14] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ; 7. 16M-Danny Mumaw[7] ; 8. 73-Chris Andrews[5] ; 9. 12-Daniel Harding[15] ; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 11. 33M-Caleb Griffith[13] ; 12. 22-Cole Duncan[8] ; 13. 8-Bryan Sebetto[9] ; 14. 4K-Kody Kinser[10] ; 15. 49D-Shawn Dancer[11] ; 16. 46AU-Stuart Williams[16]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 2. 57-Kyle Larson[1] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[12] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[11] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan[16] ; 8. 71-Jamie Veal[7] ; 9. 91-Cale Thomas[19] ; 10. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[14] ; 12. 5-Byron Reed[10] ; 13. 4-Kasey Kahne[18] ; 14. 1-Dale Blaney[21] ; 15. 21-Cap Henry[20] ; 16. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 17. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 18. 38-DJ Foos[13] ; 19. 70-Danny Holtgraver[23] ; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich[22] ; 21. O7-Jacob Wilson[24] ; 22. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 23. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[17] ; 24. 60-Kory Crabtree[25] ; 25. 40-Caleb Helms[5]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 2-Kyle Sauder[2] ; 2. 5M-Max Stambaugh [8] ; 3. 28-Phil Gressman[3] ; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [4] ; 5. 17-Jared Horstman [7] ; 6. 12R-Nick Roberts[1] ; 7. 30-Hud Horton [5] ; 8. 7-Joe Swanson[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [4] ; 2. 11-Tim Allison [2] ; 3. B20-Butch Schroder[6] ; 4. 6s-JR Stewart [7] ; 5. 10J-Jarrod Delong [3] ; 6. 23M-Jack Miller [5] ; 7. 10CJ-Chris Jones[1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 23-Devon Dobie [2] ; 2. 11N-Ed Neumeister[1] ; 3. 5W-Jeff Williams [3] ; 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts[7] ; 5. 97-Cory Turner[5] ; 6. 35B-Ron Blair [6] ; 7. 77X-Alex Hill[4]

A-Main 1 - (0 Laps) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [1] ; 2. B20-Butch Schroder[8] ; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh [4] ; 4. 2-Kyle Sauder[2] ; 5. 6s-JR Stewart [11] ; 6. 35B-Ron Blair [18] ; 7. 23-Devon Dobie [3] ; 8. 11-Tim Allison [5] ; 9. 28-Phil Gressman[7] ; 10. 5W-Jeff Williams [9] ; 11. 49-Shawn Dancer [10] ; 12. 11N-Ed Neumeister[6] ; 13. 10J-Jarrod Delong [14] ; 14. 30-Hud Horton [19] ; 15. 77X-Alex Hill[21] ; 16. 97-Cory Turner[15] ; 17. 7-Joe Swanson[22] ; 18. 10CJ-Chris Jones[20] ; 19. 12R-Nick Roberts[16] ; 20. 23M-Jack Miller [17] ; 21. 17-Jared Horstman [13] ; 22. 22R-Kevin Roberts[12]

 

Hafertepe outduels Loyet to take Lucas Oil ASCS Sizzlin' Speedweek finale


Wheatland, Missouri (June 19, 2016) - San Hafertepe Jr. strengthened his hold on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Winged Sprint Car championship lead, winning Saturday night's Bob Westphal Memorial Cup Cup Sizzlin' Speedweek Finale at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Hafertepe, of Sunnyvale, Texas, pulled away after a late restart to beat Brad Loyet in the race Presented by MAVTV to post his third national-series feature win of the season and second of Speedweek 2016 while earning the Speedweek championship.



"Me and Brad had it going," a smiling Haftertepe said in a victory lane interview. "That was a hell of a race. If the fans don't like that, I don't know what they want. Brad races clean. We both race hard. Just a hell of a race."

In the Boss Chassis WAR Wingless Auto Racing Sprint Car feature, Korey Weyant made it three straight feature wins in the series with a late pass.

A crowd of approximately 3,700 was on its feet through much of the ASCS 30-lap feature which saw Hafertepe grab the lead on a lap two restart. But it was anything but an easy drive the rest of the way.

Ray Allen Kulhanek was running third on lap 12 when he spun going for second place in a battle with Loyet. Kulhanek kept rolling and collected Tommy Bryant to bring out the race's third caution.

Before the caution, Loyet grabbed the lead for a moment, but Hafertepe was credited with the lead at the caution.

A fourth caution waved on lap 24 when third-running Matt Covington spun after shredding a tire. Hafertepe and Loyet had been trading slide jobs for several laps, but Loyet unable to make his passes stick.

Third wasn't the place to be as Josh Baughman had a flat on lap 25 as he gave chase to the top two.

One lap after the restart, Johnny Herrera - who entered the night one point behind Hafertepe in the ASCS national standings - had a mechanical failure while running seventh. He finished 16th.

Hafertepe, who appeared much superior in clean air, was able to drive away after the restart.

"The yellows fell wrong for us," said Loyet, who won a night earlier at the State Fair Speedway in Sedalia. "But overall, it was a good night for us."

Jonathan Cornell of Sedalia wound up third with Logan Forler of Boise, Idaho in fourth.

Heat race winners for the ASCS Series were Covington, Loyet, Chance Morton, Brandon Hanks and Kulhanek. Covington went on to win the first qualifier for the feature, with Aaron Reutzel and Wayne Johnson winning the others.


Korey Weyant made it three straight WAR Wingless Racing Series victories with his Saturday win at Lucas Oil Speedway.
Weyant wins WAR feature: Korey Weyant of Springfield, Ill., made it three straight victories in the Boss Chassis WAR Wingless Series with a late pass to prevail.

Weyant lost the lead on lap 17 when Mitch Wissmiller passed him coming to the start-finish line. But Wissmiller spun as Weyant put a slide job on him and brought out the caution on lap 21 - just four laps after taking the lead and four laps from the finish.

"We lost the lead a couple of times," Weyant said. "The top wasn't that great in (turns) three and four), but I was kind of committed to it. Mitch got me and I gained on him in three and four and I tried to do a slide job. Sure enough, it worked."

Weyant held off runner-up Riley Kriesel of Warsaw over the final four laps. Craig Carroll charged from a 13th starting position to finish third with Clinton Boyles comings home in fourth.

Weekly racing set to return: The Budweiser Weekly Championship Series resumes next Saturday, June 25, with the Bolivar Hearld-Free Press Midseason Championships. Discount coupons for the program are available in the Bolivar Herald-Free Press.

The Carson's Corner NAPA Auto Parts Street Stocks will be featured and run a 25-lap, $500-to-win feature. Also in action will be the ALPS Food Stores ULMA Late Models, Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds and Ozark Golf Cars B-Mods.

Gates at Lucas Oil Speedway open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30.

LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY RESULTS JUNE 18, 2016
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprints
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [4]; 2. 05-Brad Loyet [1]; 3. 28-Jonathan Cornell [6]; 4. 2L-Logan Forler [10]; 5. 31B-Channin Tankersley [17]; 6. 87B-Jason Barney [14]; 7. 86-Tyler Thomas [20]; 8. 4J-John Carney II [9]; 9. 23-Seth Bergman [11]; 10. 52-Blake Hahn [21]; 11. 2C-Wayne Johnson [7]; 12. 38-Cody Baker [19]; 13. 76-Jay Russell [16]; 14. 17-Josh Baughman[3]; 15. 7M-Chance Morton[18]; 16. 45X-Johnny Herrera [15]; 17. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 18. 3-Raven Culp [22]; 19. 84-Brandon Hanks [13]; 20. 66-Ray Allen Kulhanek[8]; 21. 28T-Tommy Bryant [5]; 22. 4-Evan Martin[24]; 23. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12]; 24. 14K-Kyle Bellm [23]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington [2]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [6]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 4. 38-Cody Baker [4]; 5. 86-Tyler Thomas [8]; 6. 44-Jared Sewell [3]; 7. 34-Corey Nelson [9]; 8. 07-Michael Bookout [5]; 9. (DNF) 33-Austin Alumbaugh [7].

Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. 05-Brad Loyet [5]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [6]; 3. 75-Tyler Blank[1]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera [8]; 5. 40-Howard Moore [7]; 6. 24L-Lanny Carpenter [3]; 7. 27-Danny Thoman[9]; 8. 3Z-Zach Davis [4]; 9. (DNF) 91-Steven Russell [2].

Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. 7M-Chance Morton [2]; 2. 28T-Tommy Bryant [6]; 3. 87B-Jason Barney [8]; 4. 17W-Harli White [3]; 5. 3-Raven Culp [7]; 6. 49B-Ben Brown [4]; 7. (DNF) 48-Miles Paulus [5]; 8. (DNF) 75E-Broc Elliott [1].

Heat 4 (8 laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks [3]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman [1]; 3. 4J-John Carney II [5]; 4. 76-Jay Russell [4]; 5. 4-Evan Martin [7]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton [2]; 7. (DNF) 31B-Channin Tankersley [6]; 8. (DNF) 52-Blake Hahn [8].

Qualifier 1: (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington [4]; 2. 4J-John Carney II [2]; 3. 05-Brad Loyet [6]; 4. 28T-Tommy Bryant [5]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera [3]; 6. 38-Cody Baker [8]; 7. 86-Tyler Thomas [1]; 8. 42-Andy McElhannon [9]; 9. 40-Howard Moore [7]; 10. 14K-Kyle Bellm [10),

Qualifier 2: (8 laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[2]; 3. 2L-Logan Forler[3]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman[6]; 5. 76-Jay Russell[8]; 6. 3-Raven Culp[7]; 7. 7M-Chance Morton[4]; 8. 34-Corey Nelson[9]; 9. 87B-Jason Barney[5]; 10. (DNF) 49B-Ben Brown[10].

Qualifier 3 (8 laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson[2]; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell[3]; 3. 66-Ray Allen Kulhanek[4]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks[5]; 6. 75-Tyler Blank[1]; 7. 4-Evan Martin[7]; 8. 17W-Harli White[8]; 9. 27-Danny Thoman[9]; 10. 44-Jared Sewell [10].

B Main 1 (12 laps): 1. 75E-Broc Elliott [13]; 2. 31B-Channin Tankersley [9]; 3. 38-Cody Baker [1]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn [10]; 5. 75-Tyler Blank [2]; 6. 4-Evan Martin [3]; 7. 40-Howard Moore [5]; 8. 93-Taylor Walton [11]; 9. 24L-Lanny Carpenter [8]; 10. 49B-Ben Brown [7]; 11. 34-Corey Nelson [6]; 12. (DNF) 42-Andy McElhannon [4]; 13. (DNF) 3Z-Zach Davis [12].

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 7M-Chance Morton [1]; 2. 86-Tyler Thomas [3]; 3. 3-Raven Culp [2]; 4. 2-Mickey Walker [10]; 5. 27-Danny Thoman [5]; 6. 14K-Kyle Bellm [6]; 7. 8M-Kade Morton [8]; 8. 07-Michael Bookout [11]; 9. 44-Jared Sewell [7]; 10. (DNF) 17W-Harli White [4]; 11. (DNF) 48-Miles Paulus [9]; 12. (DNF) 33-Austin Alumbaugh [12]; (DNS) 91-Steven Russell.

Boss Chassis Wingless Auto Racing Series
Heat 1: 1, Mitch Wissmiller, 2, Kyle Clark, 3, Clinton Boyles, 4, Terry Babb,
Heat 2: 1, Korey Weyant. 2, Riley Kriesel. 3, Lane Himebaugh, 4, Mitchell Moore, 5, Trevor Muths.
Heat 3: 1, J.D. Black. 2, Mike Ell. 3, Chris Parkinson. 4, Kenny Potter. 5, Warren Johnson.
A Feature (25 laps) - 1, Weyant. 2, Kriesel, 3, Carroll. 4, Boyles. 5, Potter. 6, Ell. 7, Himebaugh, 8, Moore. 9, Johnson. 10, Parkinson.

For complete event information, archived stories, ticket info and schedule information for the season, visit lucasoilspeedway.com

Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With it's entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

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Cranston & Lunow Headline Saturday Night DCRP Winners

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 18, 2016) – Luke Cranston and Mike Lunow were among Saturday night’s winners at Dodge City Raceway Park as championship chase action continued atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

While Cranston took advantage of lapped traffic in the closing laps to win his first Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature of the year and Lunow denied a late challenge from Clay Sellard for IMCA Modified honors, other Saturday night winners included Jeremy Sigler in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Michael Pepper in IMCA Stock Cars and Cody Davis in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the 15-lap DCRP Sprint Car feature, Ness City native Cranston ran third for the initial 11 circuits before taking advantage of a Koby Walters bobble to take second on the 12th lap and then using a lapped car to take advantage of race-long leader Mike Peters on the 13th lap.

“Traffic worked out our way tonight,” Cranston said after the victory aboard the Myers Racing Engines/S&S Trailer Sales No. 20 Sprint Car. “Next time, it’ll probably be us that gets balled up in traffic.”

While traffic worked to the defending track champion’s advantage on the 13th lap, it nearly cost him the lead on the last lap. Cranston craftily worked to the high side of traffic in the final corner to deny a late Walters run at a second win of the season.

Peters settled for third behind Cranston and Walters after leading the opening 12 rounds with current DCRP Sprint Car points leader Taylor Velasquez and Tyler Knight rounding out the top five.

In IMCA Modified action, Dodge City’s Mike Lunow raced into the lead on the eighth round and then survived a late caution that gave Clay Sellard a shot at making it two wins in a row in the 20-lapper

After starting eighth, Lunow needed just two laps to work his way up to third and then took second from Kale Beavers by the fifth round. Three laps later, Lunow battled past Tracy Link for the point and checked out on the field.

In Lunow’s wake, Sellard battled through the field and took second away from Link with a handful of laps to go but hardly had Lunow in sight a full straightaway in the distance.

That changed when the caution flew with just three laps to go when Randle McRoberts looped it off turn four and collected Trent Gray and William Nusser in a high impact collision.

Set for a three-lap dash to the stripe, Lunow held off Sellard to seal the deal with Beavers, Nick Link and Kevin Gray rounding out the top five.

Great Bend’s Jeremy Sigler became the 16th different winner in the last 18 IMCA Sport Modified feature events at DCRP by fending off the advances of Brian May throughout the 15-lapper.

Sigler battled past Alex Wiens for the point on the second round then had his hands full the rest of the way fighting off May. Sigler was up to the task though, taking his first DCRP win since the 2015 season opener ahead of May with three-time and reigning champion Jeff Kaup, current points leader Kevin Tabor and Mike Appel rounding out the top five.

Lakin’s Michael Pepper continued his winning ways in the IMCA Stock Car ranks by picking off his fourth win of the season in the 15-lap feature.

Pepper had to work for this one though, pressuring Chris Oliver throughout before finally slipping by on the white-flag lap to steal the win. Oliver settled for runner-up honors with Ron Hartman, Marlin Hogie and Brett Copeland rounding out the top five.

In the IMCA Hobby Stock ranks, Bucklin’s Cody Davis assumed the point on the seventh circuit and led the rest of the way to take his third DCRP win of the year in the 15-lap feature.

It was fifth-starter Bryan Habiger gunning into the lead at the outset of the Hobby Stock main event with Davis and Matt O’Hair quickly moving into second and third, respectively, on the opening round.

Davis worked the top side around O’Hair for second on the seventh circuit and then found himself in the lead when Habiger lost power exiting turn four and pulled to the infield.

When O’Hair spun from contention two laps later, Davis cruised on to victory lane ahead with a half straightaway advantage over Duane Wahrman. Reagan Sellard was third with Tyler Walker and Tom Reed rounding out the top five.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park with H&H Roofing night next Saturday, June 25, with championship chase action for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks leading into the July 1-2 “Boothill Showdown” Steve King Memorial featuring $10,000-to-win NCRA Sprint Cars, $2,000-to-win URSS vs. DCRP Sprint Cars and 1200-cc Colorado Lightning Sprints.

Dodge City Raceway Park

June 18 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 49x-Mike Peters, 2. 11k-Tyler Knight, 3. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 4. 97-Brian Herbert, 5. 49-Kris Moore. DNS: 1x-Cody Lampe.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 10-Jordan Knight, 4. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 5. 18-Brandon Sprott.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 33-Koby Walters, 3. 49x-Mike Peters, 4. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 5. 11k-Tyler Knight, 6. 49-Kris Moore, 7. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 8. 10-Jordan Knight, 9. 97-Brian Herbert, 10. 18-Brandon Sprott, 11. 1x-Cody Lampe.

 

 

Droud Survives for NCRA Sprint Victory at Salina!

Salina, Kansas – June 17, 2016 - After a wild start and wild weather during the event, Don Droud, Jr. found victory lane to claim his third feature victory of the season as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas made their first and only scheduled appearance of the season Friday night at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kansas.

Current point leader C.J. Johnson and Jeff Stasa started on the front row for the scheduled twenty-five lap feature and the start was just as wild as the incoming weather as two red flags and two cautions slowed the pending start of the race. Among the happenings before one laps was complete: caution for Tony Bruce, Jr.; J.D. Johnson and rookie of the year contender Forrest Southerland making contact sending both cars flipping; Jake Greider, Jeremy Campbell and Jason Martin getting together coming out of turn four causing Martin to roll over.

It was about that time a when the weather decided to compete with strong winds making it tricky for the remaining cars on the track not to get blown off. The feature, now cut to twenty laps, saw Droud bring home the Ochs Brothers #1x from his tenth starting position to eventually claim the victory. Seventh starting Danny Wood came home third while C. J. Johnson settled for third. Stasa came home a season-best fourth while Jon Freeman rounded out the top five.

The two heat races for the fourteen car field were won by Stasa and C.J. Johnson.

The tour will now head to 81 Speedway in Park City to round out their two-day Father’s Day weekend double-header.

NCRA Sprints

Salina Speedway/Salina, Kansas

June 17, 2016

14 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Jeff Stasa, 2) Jack Dover, 3) Forrest Southerland, 4) Danny Wood, 5) Don Droud, Jr., 6) Jeremy Campell, 7) Jason Martin

2nd Heat: 1) C.J. Johnson, 2) J.D. Johnson, 3) Jon Freeman, 4) Tony Bruce, Jr., 5) Jake Greider, 6) Ray Seeman, 7) Josh Fairbank

A Feature: 1) (10) Don Droud Jr. (Lincoln, Ne), 2) (7) Danny Wood (Norman, Ok), 3) (1) C.J. Johnson (Quinter, Ks), 4) (2) Jeff Stasa (Kingman, Ks), 5) (6) Jon Freeman (Salina, Ks), 6) (12) Ray Seeman (Jetmore, Ks), 7) (14) Josh Fairbank (Wichita, Ks), 8) (9) Jake Greider (Haysville, Ks), 9) (13) Jason Martin (Lincoln, Ne), 10) (11) Jeremy Campbell (Wichita, Ks), 11) (4) J.D. Johnson (Wichita, Ks), 12) (5) Forrest Sutherland (Cherryvale, KS), 13) (3) Jack Dover (Springfield, Ne), 14) (8) Tony Bruce Jr. (Owasso, Ok),

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: BROWN, DEMAN, DINNING, CRUMBIE, THORNE & WAGNER WIN ON WALL OF FAME NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (June 17, 2016) – 127 drivers signed in to race in Wall of Fame Night at Ohsweken Speedway presented by Core-Mark International on Friday. Mitch Brown, Mack DeMan, Ryan Dinning, Brandon Crumbie, Wayde Thorne, & Derek Wagner visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

Jay Mallory, Abel Castelein, Jim Swing, and the Bell family were the inductees honoured during the second annual Ohsweken Speedway Wall of Fame ceremony, which was held during intermission on Friday.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA WALL OF FAME NIGHT PRESENTED BY CORE-MARK INTERNATIONAL TOTAL ENTRIES - 127

———————————————————– KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (19 entries) Mitch Brown started 2nd and led the 360 Sprint Car feature from start to finish to claim his second win of the Ohsweken season. Polesitter Cory Turner gave chase over much of the 20 lap distance, but saw 14th starter Glenn Styres steal the runner-up spot away with 2 laps to go.

Cory Turner settled for 3rd, followed by Jim Huppunen, and 17th starter Ryan Turner. Dave Dykstra saw a top 5 finish slip through his fingers when he rolled to a stop in turn three on the last lap. Dylan Westbrook came into the night off a runner-up finish last week, and had just broken into the top five when mechanical problems derailed his race on lap 8.

Heat race wins went to Cory Turner, Dave Dykstra, and Mitch Brown, while Dylan Westbrook won the Ackland Insurance Top Gun Award. Mitch Brown now holds the Championship standings lead by 9 points over brother Jake, who leads the Rookie of the Year standings.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (2) 2. 0 Glenn Styres (14) 3. 97 Cory Turner (1) 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (6) 5. 91 Ryan Turner (17) 6. 17x Dain Naida (13) 7. 1-10 Jake Brown (7) 8. 11 Jamie Turner (3) 9. 38 Tyler Hendricks (19) 10. 9 Steve Lyons (16) 11. 6 Curtis Gartly (12) DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (4) 13. 2 Lee Winger (9) 14. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (15) 15. 27z Stan Zanchin (18) 16. 5c Conor Mahoney (11) 17. 77x Alex Hill (5) 18. 81 Derek Jonathan (10) DNF. 47x Dylan Westbrook (8) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Mitch Brown (1-20) Hard Charger - Glenn Styres (+12)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (1), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (4), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (7), 4. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (3), 5. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (6), 6. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (2), 7. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (5). Time - 1:58.443

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (2), 2. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON (4), 3. 5c Conor Mahoney, Hamilton ON (1), 4. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (5), DNF. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (6), DNF. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (3). Time - 1:57.679

STRICKLAND'S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (1), 2. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (3), 3. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (4), 4. 2 Lee Winger, Caledonia ON (6), 5. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (5), 6. 31 John Burbridge, Jr., St. Williams ON (2). Time - 1:58.319

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150): Dylan Westbrook

———————————————————– STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (17 entries) Front row starters Ryan Hunsinger and Mack DeMan raced side-by-side for many of the first 18 laps of the Crate Sprint Car feature, but a potentially close finish went by the wayside when Hunsinger ran out of fuel.

A lengthy yellow flag period didn't help Hunsinger, as his car faltered after a late restart. DeMan capitalized on the opportunity to drive away and take his first Crate Sprint Car feature win of the season, while Jesse McDonald stole the runner-up spot from Brad Herron on the last lap. Herron settled for third, followed by Aaron Turkey and 12th starter Josh Shantz.

Heat race wins went to Mike Thorne and Brad Herron, while Herron also claimed the Ackland Insurance Top Gun Award. Ryan Hunsinger's lead in the Championship standings has been erased, as Josh Shantz is just 1 point behind Hunsinger, and Brad Herron is just 3 points behind Shantz. Jesse McDonald has the Rookie of the Year standings lead over Shone Evans.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 4 Mack DeMan (2) 2. 88 Jesse McDonald (7) 3. 12 Brad Herron (5) 4. 68 Aaron Turkey (9) 5. 18 Josh Shantz (12) 6. 55 Mike Thorne (3) 7. 1 Holly Porter (6) 8. 5 Alex Schuts (8) 9. 49h Jerry Hill (15) 10. 87x Shone Evans (10) 11. 00 Mark Czuba (4) DNF. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (1) DNF. 18x Davey Boughton (13) DNF. 8 Hannah Ferrell (14) DNF. 9 Paul Ballantyne (17) DNS. 04x Mike Bell, Jr. (11) DNS. 99 Jordan Hill (16) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders - Mack DeMan (1-5, 15, 19-20), Ryan Hunsinger (6-14, 16-18) Hard Charger - Josh Shantz (+7)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (2), 2. 00 Mark Czuba, Burlington ON (6), 3. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (3), 4. 5 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (1), 5. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (5), 6. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (7), 7. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa ON (4), 8. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON (8), DNS. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford ON (9). No Time

MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF BRANTFORD & PARIS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON (1), 2. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (2), 3. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON (4), 4. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia ON (3), 5. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland ON (5), DNF. 04x Mike Bell, Jr., Hagersville ON (7), DNF. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle ON (6), DNS. 99 Jordan Hill, Ohsweken ON (8). Time - 1:33.854

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($100): Brad Herron

 

 

King Captures ULMS Go at Mercer Raceway Park; McGinley, Preist, Hurrelbrink, Marcucci, Paden, and Simmons Also Victorious

(Mercer, PA June 18, 2016): Russell King had a $3,000 payday in the United Late Model Series event at Mercer Raceway Park. Although King and his racing family have scored many victories at the tricky track, it was his first with all of the fenders attached. Speaking of his Late Model performances, King said "it seems like every time we come here, we run good or we crash. Tonight it was checkers, no wreckers."

Also gracing victory lane were J.R. McGinley (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds), Andy Preist (Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors), William Hurrelbrink (Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars, Mark Marcucci (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites), Isaac Paden (Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks), and Jordan Simmons (Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints).

Dave Hess, Jr. jumped out to an early lead in the ULMS go, but King kept Hess in his sights over the first five laps. What was shaping up to be a classic confrontation between the two hard chargers came to an early and disappointing end when Hess' car suddenly stopped between turns three and four, ending his night. "He was struggling through the center," King said of Hess before the leader came to a halt. King explained why he was content to follow Hess. "I lost too many by being too stupid too early, so I just tried to be patient."

That gave the lead to King, and he wasted no time in stretching out his advantage. At one point, King had what appeared to be an insurmountable lead, more than a full straightaway in length. But, as he patiently worked around lapped traffic, Max Blair began to close in.

King had positioned himself to pick his way through the traffic, with the hopes of pinning Blair behind some of the slower cars. "I lost last night, we were leading and I got stuck behind lapped traffic, and I had it in my head that I was going to roll over every lapped car if I had to, 'cause I didn't want to lose again like that," King said. However, a caution with just five laps remaining cleared the traffic. The question on everybody's mind then was whether King was just being patient in traffic, or whether Blair was just that much faster.

When the green light flashed on again, everybody got their answer. King blasted out to a three or four car length advantage, which he maintained the rest of the way to the checkers. Indeed, Jared Miley took a run on Blair for second on the outside of turns one and two, but Blair shot off the inside of turn two to keep him at bay.

King took the win, with Blair, and Miley crossing before John Volpe and Brent Rhebergen. Greg Oakes also nudged ahead of Keith Barbara, who was shuffled out of the top five in the final few rounds. Charlie Powell rebounded from a flat tire to take eighth. Breyton Santee and Scott Alveto rounded out the top ten.

Miley, Hess, and Blair prevailed in their respective preliminaries. The evening's fastest qualifier for the ULMS Late Models was Blair, a former track champion back in the days of the Crate Late Model division.

J.R. McGinley raced to the win in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. Jimmy Holden was looking to keep his perfect record intact, as he won every heat and feature entered so far in 2016. But, it was not to be. Holden's car stopped on lap seven, handing the lead over to popular veteran Tommy Kristyak. Kristyak paced the field for several laps before McGinley made a powerful move on the inside of turns three and fourth to take command.

McGinley had a comfortable lead, but a caution with just one lap remaining allowed Eric Gabany to take one final charge. McGinley admitted to being worried on the final restart, noting "I just hoped we could get this thing to go on the start." While he did take a lead into turn one, Gabany used the outside line in turns one and two, and then he tried the cross-over move on McGinley coming down the backstretch for the final time. Gabany blasted into turn three on the inside, but McGinley held his line. "I knew he was there, I just held the bottom and hopefully he couldn't squeeze through," McGinley said of his last lap strategy.

As McGinley pulled away for the win, Gabany got crossed up coming off the fourth corner. He limped across the finish line after the balance of the cars.

Kyle Fink was the surprise runner-up. It was his third second-place run of the season. Kevin Hoffman advanced to third, with Kristyak coming in fourth. Sid Unverszagt, Jr. was fifth. Tom Holden, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Frank Guidace, Eric Gabany, and Jeff Schaffer, Sr. were the next five competitors.

Guidace celebrated the birth of his grandson with a heat win. Holden won the other to keep that string intact.

Crafty veteran Andy Priest scored his second triumph of the 2016 season in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. George Hobaugh chased him home. Hobaugh had closed in on Preist with about six or seven laps remaining, but Priest found some moisture and pulled away for the win. "I started looking around to make sure that I was using the best part of the racetrack. I just found something a little bit different," Preist explained.

Versatile Mike Miller finished third, after leading the first seven laps. Dakota Schweikart was fourth, with Gregg McCandless chalking up a top five finish. Justin Peck was sixth. Then came Eric L. WIlliams, Mike Marano, II, and Cody Bova. Harold Braden, Jr. was an early retiree from the contest. The heat winner was Gregg McCandless.

William Hurrelbrink won a thriller in the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks with a daring pass on the inside of turn three of the last lap. Hurrelbrink, who took second at the halfway mark, was able to close in on Russell Byler, who got hung up behind a lapped car. Hurrelbrink dove into turn one with just a couple of laps remaining, but the slower car moved down and blocked his advance, allowing Byler to roll ahead on the outside of turn two. Bler had taken command following a lap three restart. Trailing Hurrelbrink and Byler were defending divisional champion Ryan Moyer, and early leader Terry Young, who was gunning for his second win of the weekend. Rob Bates took fifth. The remaining finishers were David Snyder, Dennis Clark, and Pat Fielding. Curt Bish was unable to start the event. Moyer was the heat winner.

After dominating the Rock Concrete Modified Lites in 2015, nobody would have thought that he would go winless until the month of June. Well, he was again dominant this night, with a margin of victory of more than three seconds. Doug Jones was second, with Jacob Bova, Shane Webb, and Kurt Eckstrom next across the line. Jason Johnson, Dusty Frantz, Cody Cooper, Vivian Jones, and Bill Stivason were sixth through tenth. The qualifiers went to Ken Meadows and Bova.

Isaac Paden swooped into the lead on lap three of the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks. He lost the advantage to Tyler Fulton for a pair of laps just past the midpoint of the contes, but he worked his way ahead again to lead the final three rounds. Fulton crossed before Terry Feely, Shane Shook, and Summer Pitts. William Haylett plaaced sixth, with Josh Rathbun, Karlee Longwell, Ed Haylett, and Jacob Rice completing the top ten. The heat winners were Feely and Todd Hanlon.

While Chase Metheney and Roman Jones diced for the lead early in the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints, Jordan Simmons waited for his chance to pounce. That came on lap three and he never looked back. Simmons took his second victory of the season, with Jones taking second. Ayden Cipriano moved into third, and Matheney crossed in fourth. Fifth went to Maddie Bova. Austin Cavanaugh, Alivia Bish, and Sam Darby rounded out the field. Simmons was also the heat winner.

June 25 will be the annual Fireworks program, presented courtesy of Pizza Joe's. The racing will consist of a Saturday Night Live! racing program. The fun will start at 5:30, and that will hold until further notice. Please be aware that there have been numerous changes to the racing schedule. The updated schedule can be viewed at www.mercerracewaypark.com.

Remember, too, that the Auto Racers for Kids charity program will be held on July 2, and that will be a blockbuster for Sprint Car fans. Joining the 4 Your Car Connection 410 Sprints and the Bonnell's Rod Shops Outlaw Sprint Warriors will be the exciting Patriot Sprint Tour. These 360 powered cars hail mostly from the Empire State, but they are welcome visitors to Mercer Raceway Park. All support divisions will also participate.

ULMS Late Models: Russell King, Max Blair, Jared Miley, John Volpe, Brent Rhebergen, Greg Oakes, Keith Barbara, Charlie Powell, Breyton Santee, Scott Alveto, Chad Wright, Levi Sikora, Matt Latta, Ken Schaffer, Dave Hess, Jr., Bobby Rohrer, Tim Burns, Michael Oakes, Clay Ruffo.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: J.R. McGinley, Kyle Fink, Kevin Hoffman, Tommy Kristyak, Sid Unverszagt, Jr., Tom Holden, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Frank Guidace, Eric Gabany, Jeff Schaffer, Sr., Lonnie Riggs (DNS).

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Andy Priest, George Hobaugh, Mike Miller, Dakota Schweikart, Gregg McCandless, Justin Peck, Eric L. WIlliams, Mike Marano, II, Cody Bova, Harold Braden, Jr.

Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars: William Hurrelbrink, Russell Byler, Ryan Moyer, Terry Young, Rob Bates, David Snyder, Dennis Clark, Pat Fielding, Curt Bish (DNS).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Mark Marcucci, Doug Jones, Jacob Bova, Shane Webb, Kurt Eckstrom, Jason Johnson, Dusty Frantz, Cody Cooper, Vivian Jones, Bill Stivason, Ken Meadows.

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Isaac Paden, Tyler Fulton, Terry Feely, Shane Shook, Summer Pitts, William Haylett, Josh Rathbun, Karlee Longwell, Ed Haylett, Jacob Rice, Todd Hanlon, Donny Akins.

Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints: Jordan Simmons, Roman Jones, Ayden Cipriano, Chase Matheney, Maddie Bova, Austin Cavanaugh, Alivia Bish, Sam Darby.

 

 

Oswego Speedway
Oswego, NY
Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Novelis Supermodified Twin 35's pres by.
Burke's Do-It-Best Home Centers and A&P Auto Parts

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Twin #1 (35-laps): 1. 52 - Dave Danzer, 2. 05 - Jeff Abold, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 5. 68 - Michael Barnes, 6. 21 - Kody Graham, 7. 00 - Joe Gosek, 8. 55 - Keith Shampine, 9. 01 - Dan Connors, 10. 0 - Tim Snyder, 11. 12 - Pat Lavery, 12. 99 - Dave Cliff, 13. 11 - Aric Iosue, 14. 24 - Jerry Curran, 15. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 16. 47 - Bob Bond, 17. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 18. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 19. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 20. 14 - Kreig Heroth

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #00 - Joe Gosek

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #05 - Jeff Abold

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #52 - Dave Danzer

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on Lead Lap: #11 - Aric Iosue

Novelis Supermodified Twin #2 (35-laps): 1. 05 - Jeff Abold, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 47 - Bob Bond, 4. 50 - Dave Gruel, 5. 14 - Michael Muldoon, 6. 12 - Pat Lavery, 7. 99 - Dave Cliff, 8. 52 - Dave Danzer, 9. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 10. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 11. 55 - Keith Shampine, 12. 01 - Dan Connors, 13. 68 - Michael Barnes, 14. 21 - Kody Graham, 15. 0 - Tim Snyder, 16. 11 - Aric Iosue, 17. 00 - Joe Gosek, 18. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 19. 24 - Jerry Curran

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #14 - Michael Muldoon

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #05 - Jeff Abold

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #05 - Jeff Abold

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on Lead Lap: #52 - Dave Danzer

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 21 - Kody Graham, 2. 01 - Dan Connors, 3. 50 - Dave Gruel, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 47 - Bob Bond, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 7. 14 - Kreig Heroth

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 2. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 3. 0 - Tim Snyder, 4. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 5. 00 - Joe Gosek, 6. 24 - Jerry Curran, 7. 99 - Dave Cliff

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 05 - Jeff Abold, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 52 - Dave Danzer, 4. 12 - Pat lavery, 5. 11 - Aric Iosue, 6. 15 - Michael Muldoon

Pathfinder Bank SBS

Pathfinder Bank SBS Feature (30-laps): 1. 9 - Jack Patrick, 2. 50 - Dave Cliff, 3. 2 - Rob Pullen, 4. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 5. 22 - Mike Bruce, 6. 54 - Camden Proud, 7. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 8. 74 - Mike Bond, 9. 13 - Russ Brown, 10. 37 - Jesse Bearup, 11. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 12. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 13. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 14. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 15. 15 - James Babcock, 16. 76 - Scott Shafer, 17. 8 - Josh Kerr, 18. 14 - Alex McRae, 19. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 20. 23 - Cameron Black, 21. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 22. 88 - Ron Pratt, 23. 01 - Dalton Doyle

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #69 - Mark Castiglia

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

White's Car Care 4th Place: #04 - Kreig Heroth

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #9 - Jack Patrick

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #01 - Dalton Doyle

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 9 - Jack Patrick, 2. 37 - Jesse Bearup, 3. 2 - Rob Pullen, 4. 13 - Russ Brown, 5. 76 - Scott Shafer, 6. 15 - James Babcock, 7. 14 - Alex MCRae, 8. 23 - Cameron Black

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 54 - Camden Proud, 2. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 3. 50 - Dave Cliff, 4. 22 - Mike Bruce, 5. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 6. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 7. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 8. 88 - Ron Pratt

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 2. 74 - Mike Bond, 3. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 4. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 5. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 6. 8 - Josh Kerr, 7. 90 - Greg O'Connor

 

 

John Schulz Tops Sensational Sprint Invaders Feature in Eldon!

(Bill W) Eldon, IA, June 17, 2016 – It had been around 25 years since any sprint car outside of a 305 had traversed Eldon Raceway’s “Super Half-mile”, but that all changed Friday night. The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders put on a show that saw five lead changes and had a good Wapello County Fair crowd on the edge of their seats! In the end, veteran John Schulz used his experience on 18-year-old Chris Martin to claim his eleventh career Sprint Invaders victory.

Jarrod Schneiderman shot out from his pole position to lead the first circuit of the 20-lap feature. A spin by Brandyn Martin slowed things one lap in. Cody Wehrle would battle the leader and take the point on lap three. Meanwhile, Chris Martin, who had won the Dash, snatached fourth from Josh Schneiderman.

Martin would climb to third, getting by John Schulz on lap six. Meanwhile, the leaders were battling hard. Jarrod Schneiderman used the low side to shoot back by Wehrle to reclaim the lead on lap seven. At that point, Martin threw his hat in the ring and worked on Wehrle for second. At the halfway point of the event, he shot around him and began to track down the leader.

The lead pair were locked in yet another battle, and Martin claimed the point for himself on lap 14. Shortly after, Jarrod Schneiderman performed a 720-degree spin and came to a stop in turn two, surrendering the runner-up spot. Martin now led Josh Schneiderman, Schulz, Wehrle and Harold Pohren back to green.

Schulz used the cushion to move by his nephew into second. The last yellow flag flew for Tim Moore, who spun with four laps to go. Schulz repeated his move on the previous restart to snatch the lead from Martin, and pulled away the last four laps to claim victory. Martin was second, ahead of Josh Schneiderman, hard-charger Jon Agan and Pohren. Wehrle, Jarrod Schneiderman, Nate Van Haaften, Dave Getchall and Chase Wanner, who received a bonus as the highest finishing 305, completed the top ten.

Two sets of heats were run, with the second set lined up with a complete invert of the first set’s finishes. Jarrod Schneiderman, Josh Schneiderman, Schulz and Pohren won the heats, while Martin won the Shake-up Dash. Jarrod Schneiderman also won the Alan Shearer “Best Race Ever” Award, and Alan was remembered with a “missing man” formation before the feature.

“We were struggling in the middle part of the race,” said Schulz in Victory Lane. “We could not get through one and two. I decided to go to the top, and we started getting better and better. We got to second and we got to Chris. I thought if he gave me the top, we had a shot to win it. He left the door open, and we were able to get through there. I can’t thank Jimmy Davies and this team enough. My hat’s off to the track here. You could run the bottom or the wall on both ends. As a driver, what more could you ask for?”

“I was able to race a lot of drivers really hard,” said Martin. “We push each other’s limits, and that’s always the most fun. I can’t complain. I had a great racecar all night. It was a really fun racetrack, and I wasn’t expecting that. Unfortunately, (Schulz) really worked his butt off to get around us on the top. I was trying to keep the tires underneath me, but he had the momentum on the restart. I think we put on a show for the fans, and we were happy to get to the front from sixth. We’d like to thank Grain Train Express out of Bloomfield, Iowa for their help tonight.”

“We didn’t need those late cautions,” said Josh Schneiderman. “We went with a H12, and I think most of the other guys were on RD stuff. Once we got heat in it, we were as good as they were. The restarts just killed us though. We were really good under green in lapped traffic. We kind of left the door open for John on the second to last restart, and he took advantage of it. He’s still a great racecar driver. I always have a lot of fun racing with uncle John. He taught me a little bit again tonight. I was disappointed that Jarrod spun out. I was looking forward to racing with him, but he is really coming around. He’s built a really nice team there.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders next event will be their second of the year at the Iowa State Fair Speedway Wednesday, June 22. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 20 laps: 1. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (4) 2. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (6) 3. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3) 4. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (12) 5. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (7) 6. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (2) 7. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1) 8. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (5) 9. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (11) 10. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (9) 11. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (16) 12. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (13) 13. 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA (10) 14. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (17) 15. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (15) 16. 21, Brandyn Martin, Eldon, IA (14) 17. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (8). Lap Leaders: Ja. Schneiderman 1-2, Wehrle 3-6, Ja. Schneiderman 7-13, Martin 14-16, Schulz 17-20. KSE Hard-charger: Agan.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Jarrod Schneiderman (2) 2. Cody Wehrle (4) 3. Dustin Clark (9) 4. Chase Wanner (5) 5. Andy Krieger (3) 6. Dave Getchell (7) 7. John Greenwood (1) 8. Mike Mayberry (8) 9. Tim Moore (6)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2) 2. Chris Martin (4) 3. Nate Van Haaften (1) 4. John Schulz (3) 5. Harold Pohren (6) 6. Jon Agan (5) 7. Rob Weuve (7) 8. Brandyn Martin (8)

Fraise Mowersports Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. John Schulz (3) 2. Chris Martin (5) 3. Jarrod Schneiderman (8) 4. Dustin Clark (6) 5. Andy Krieger (4) 6. Brandyn Martin (7) 7. John Greenwood (2) 8. Jon Agan (1)

Shottenkirk.com Heat four (started), 8 laps: 1. Harold Pohren (4) 2. Cody Wehrle (5) 3. Nate Van Haaften (6) 4. Josh Schneiderman (8) 5. Chase Wanner (3) 6. Dave Getchell (1) 7. Mike Mayberry (9) 8. Rob Weuve (2) 9. Tim Moore (7)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Chris Martin (3) 2. Jarrod Schneiderman (1) 3. Cody Wehrle (2) 4. Josh Schneiderman (5) 5. John Schulz (4) 6. Nate Van Haaften (6)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Nate Van Haaften

Saldana Racing Products – Dustin Clark

Kreitz Oval Track Products – John Greenwood

 

 

Mike Pegher Jr. locks into the Firecracker 100 with timely win
Williamson and Young return to Victory Lane; Bowser wins his first of 2016

Sarver, PA (June 17, 2016) Mat Williamson won the first feature of the night, but it was Mike Pegher Jr. that scored the biggest haul of the Mid-Season Championships. Pegher, driver of the #1 Cochran Late Model, scored a timely win to secure a track provisional for next Saturday’s Firecracker 100 A-Main and cashed in on a $300 bonus from Eracers. Pegher has been fast every night, but the carnage throughout the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Model has been taking its toll. Tonight though, Pegher drover his XR1 Rocket Chassis free and clear to Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane for the first time this season. Russ King finished in second behind Pegher, but leads the Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Point Standings heading into the Firecracker weekend, so he too is locked into Saturday Night’s A-Main.

As mentioned above, Mat Williamson scored the first win of the night in the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds, after early leader Brian Swartzlander slid off the top of turn two on a restart. Swartzlander led most of the way and was looking to win his first feature of the season while his longtime sponsor McCutcheon Enterprises was on hand as the weekly sponsor, but that did not come to pass. Carl Bowser shook off a rough start to the 2016 season by dominating the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprint feature while his sponsor Turner’s Premium Iced Teas was on hand with the TeaBird. He also gave his father and primary sponsor, (Terry Bowser Excavating), an early Father’s Day gift by scoring the 20th win of his career; now in sole possession of 10th all time in the Sprint division. Terry Young closed the night as he did two weeks ago, in Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane after winning his second Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Crate Sportsman feature of the season.

6.17.16

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver
2. (23Jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH
3. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum
4. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo
5. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton
6. (33) Brent Matus, Wampum
7. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver
8. (24X) Sye Lynch, Apollo
9. (56) Ralph Spithaler, Evans City
10. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington
11. (27) Zach Morrow, Mars
12. (46) Michael Bauer, Clarion
13. (5) Michael Fischesser, Cincinnati, OH
14. (23) Darren Pifer, Punxsy
15. (1R) Gale Ruth Jr., Pleasantville
16. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg
17. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown
18. (7) Shawn Valenti, Fostoria, OH
19. (76) Davey Jones, Baden
20. (4N) Jimmy Morris, Fowler, OH
Heat Winners: Sye Lynch, Carl Bowser, Shawn Valenti
B-Main Winner: Michael Bauer

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr, Wexford
2. (56) Russ King, Bristolville, OH
3. (44S) Dave Hess Jr., Waterford
4. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg
5. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver
6. (111) Matt Lux, Franklin
7. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver
8. (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park
9. (B22) Bump Headman, Sugar Grove
10. (4) Ed Ferree, Valencia
11. (B1) Brandon Wearing, Callery
12. (81) Mike Miller, Chicora
13. (3) Dan Swartzlander, Freeport

14. (66) Todd Bachman, Natrona Heights
15. (8S) Tommy Schirnhofer, Dormont
16. (09) Bill Kessler, Cranberry Twp.
Heat Winners: Alex Ferree, Russ King

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (6) Mat Williamson, St Catharines ONT
2. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH
3. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk
4. (29) Garrett Krummert, Butler
5. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg
6. (65) Rex King Sr., Bristolville, OH
7. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian
8. (23) Jimmy Weller, Liberty, OH
9. (66M) JR McGinley, Fairmont City
10. (96) Mike Turner, Herman
11. (03) Mark Frankhouser, Philipsburg
12. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City
13. (83T) Rob Kristyak, Barkeyville
14. (13) Rick Regalski, Slippery Rock
15. (3K) Shawn Kozar, Renfrew
16. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars
17. (7) Michael Maresca, Akron, OH
18. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver
19. (777) Kevin Bolland, New Brighton
DNS (45) Steve Feder, Butler
DNS (27R) Dave Reges, Butler
Heat Winners: Mat Williamson, Dave Murdick

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman Feature: (20 Laps)
1. (28Y) Terry Young, Butler
2. (C33) Corey McPherson, Tarentum
3. (948) Joe Zambotti, Kittanning
4. (35) Tyler Dietz, Saxonburg
5. (11) Aaron Easler, Butler
6. (22) Jim Fosnaught, Bairdford
7. (27) Brandon Wearing, Callery
8. (66) Joe Kelley, Mt. Pleasant
9. (25) Brett McDonald, Saxonburg
10. (3S) Paul Schreckengost, Creighton
11. (380) Pat Hanley, Monroeville
12. (9R) Brian Stivenson, Freeport
13. (10) John Hartman, Cabot
14. (21) Jeff Miller, Natrona Heights
15. (31) Noah Brunnell, New Alexandria
16. (26) Mike Bordt, Mars
17. (91) Sadie Siegel, Saxonburg
18. (9) Ethan Siple, Saxonburg
19. (30) Bob Egley, Kittanning
DNS (23) Colin Burke, Sarver
DNS (29B) Scott Byers, Butler
Heat Winners: Brian Stivenson, Jim Fosnaught

Car Count Total: 81
Peoples TWP Sprints: 23
Precise Late Models: 16
Diehl Modifieds: 21
Pic-A-Part Sportsman: 21

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Larson doesn’t get many opportunities to wheel a sprint car, but when he does he is usually very successful. That was the case Friday as Larson drovethe Paul Silva machine in his first ever appearance at Attica Raceway Park to a victory on Kistler Engines/Ohio CAT Night. Larson, from Elk Grove, California, took the $5,000 payday to open the 34th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

In a field that included NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne with fellow NASCAR competitor Tony Stewart in attendance overseeing his All Star organization, Larson would take the lead on a lap five restart and had a few close calls in lapped traffic before earning his third career All Star win.

“That was a fun race. This is a great race track…really racey. I know the racing was good throughout the pack because the lappers were racing hard in front of me. It was just fun. I’ve always wanted to race here and haven’t had the chance to,” said Larson beside his Finley Farms, XYZ Machining, Probuilt Construction, Lucas Oil backed #57.

“Paul Silva did a really good job. I’ve never been here before and he’s only been here a couple of times and for us to put it in victory lane is pretty special,” Larson added to the approval of the standing-room-only crowd.

Reed, who won at Attica the previous week, drove his Crown Battery, Ken Gill Construction backed machine to a second place finish.

“I didn’t get a really good restart…spun my tires bad coming off of two and that was it. I told Kyle we were really rooting for him down in NASCAR land but I don’t know why we had to root for him tonight,” joked Reed.

Chad Kemenah closed on Reed several times but settled for third.

“If we stay up here long enough the wins will start coming. Me and my brother always took pride with the UUI #15 car that we consistently stayed up front to start consistently winning,” said Kemenah beside his Hunter Racing, Seneca Energy, Knight Hawk Holdings, Brilex LLC, JRC Transport, Bonnell’s Rod Shop backed #10H

The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models ran two features – the regular show on the make-up feature from a May 20 rain out. The results were the same – Wooster’s Doug Drown in victory lane. Drown has five wins at Attica in 2016 and his career total is now at 18 as he sits second on the all-time win list.

In both features Drown would lead all 25 laps and in both Chub Frank would apply pressure but would finish second.

“When I saw Chub I knew he was better than me on the bottom. I just can’t slow down enough to run the bottom. It just isn’t me. Chub is one of the first guys to help me get started so it’s kind of fun to be able to race with him. I knew I had to search around on the track if I was going to stay in front of him. This whole family, Leroy, Tim, my family, my wife….it’s just a great thing,” said Drown beside his Halls Auto Sales, Malcuit Racing Engines, Wooster Glass, Kar Konnections, Hoosier Tire, Swartz Race cars backed #240.

Drown also dedicated the wins to sprint car driver Brad Haudenschild who is fighting health issues.

“I hope people keep Brad in their prayers and help his family out financially. They aren’t rich but the family is diehard racers and hopefully we can come together as a racing family and help them get through this,” Drown said.

In the 40-lap All Star feature Caleb Helms and Reed brought the field to green with Helms gaining the advantage. Reed would still the lead on lap two with Larson driving around Helms a lap later. The caution flew on lap four for a TJ Michael spin. On the ensuing restart Larson would execute a classic slider in turns three and four to take the lead.

Larson pulled away slightly from Reed with Kemenah staying close. Helms, Cale Thomas, Lee Jacobs and Dean Jacobs waged a terrific battle for fourth. Michael would spin again on lap eight, keeping Larson out of heavy lapped traffic.

By lap 10 Larson had pulled away as Reed and Kemenah gave chase and the battle continued for fourth with Lee Jacobs, Thomas and Dean Jacobs. The leaders would encounter very heavy lapped traffic by lap 16 but a caution for a Danny Holtgraver spin would give them a clear track on lap 17.

When the green flew so did Larson, building his lead to 1.17 second by lap 22. Meanwhile Reed and Kemenah began battling for second with Thomas, Lee Jacobs, and now Stuart Brubaker in pursuit. Larson would again hit heavy lapped traffic with 15 laps to go but Reed and Kemenah couldn’t close.

Larson got a scare on lap 28 when he made contact with a lapped machine, which allowed Reed to close to within .5 seconds. Larson then got more aggressive in traffic and pulled away for the win over Reed and Kemenah.

“I knew with 40 laps it would clean off and we would get some grip. I got a better start than I thought I would and we had that restart and Byron (Reed) slipped up off the bottom just a little bit and spun his tires and I was able to get a big run down the back stretch and slide him. >From there I just had to hit my marks every time. The bottom was getting narrower and narrower. Especially on exit there in turn two. The last seven laps or so I thought I could see him once or twice running lower than me in three and four. I wasn’t closing on lappers out of turn two any more. It was tough running in their dirty air and the dirty track and I started to lose grip. I stayed cautious and we were able to get the lead early enough and I was able to run my own pace,” Larson said.

In the first 25 lap late model feature pole-sitter Drown would grab the lead at the drop of the green and only a couple of cautions would keep him from a huge win. Drown was never seriously challenged as he took the win over Frank, Ryan Markham, Doug Eck and Rick Bond.

In the night’s regular feature, Drown again drew the pole starting spot and battled Matt Irey at the drop of the green. Frank would take second on lap four and closed on Drown. Drown would then make the move of the race, going from the middle lane to the cushion and he began to pull away from Frank.

Lapped traffic at the half-way mark would cause Drown to move to the bottom groove and that allowed Frank to close. Meanwhile a tremendous battle ensued for third involving Irey, Cody Scott, Larry Kingseed, JR Gentry, Bond and Ryan Markham. Scott took third on lap 15 and began to close on Drown and Frank.

Once clear of the traffic Drown would move back to the cushion and drove to the win over Frank, Kingseed who got around Scott at the checkers and Irey.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, July 1 on Baumann Auto Group Night. General admission is just $10. There will be a complete program of 410 and 305 sprints, late models and dirt trucks. The 410 sprints will also run their make-up feature from the May 20th rained out affair.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, June 17, 2016

Kistler Engines/Ohio CAT Night

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints - Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

Qualifying

1.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.525; 2.40-Caleb Helms, 12.532; 3.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.569; 4.57-Kyle Larson, 12.687; 5.4-Kasey Kahne, 12.746; 6.22-Cole Duncan, 12.753; 7.73-Chris Andrews, 12.774; 8.60K-Jody Keegan, 12.798; 9.9-Jordan Ryan, 12.927; 10.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.932; 11.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.960; 12.71-Jamie Veal, 12.988; 13.91-Cale Thomas, 13.011; 14.21-Cap Henry, 13.028; 15.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.028; 16.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 13.069; 17.5-Byron Reed, 13.076; 18.1-Dale Blaney, 13.100; 19.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.127; 20.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.130; 21.45L-Brian Lay, 13.137; 22.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.143; 23.8M-TJ Michael, 13.240; 24.O7-Jacob Wilson, 13.250; 25.8-Bryan Sebetto, 13.257; 26.7C-Taylor Ferns, 13.272; 27.38-DJ Foos, 13.342; 28.16M-Danny Mumaw, 13.355; 29.12-Daniel Harding, 13.399; 30.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.489; 31.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.602; 32.5T-Travis Philo, 13.607; 33.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.620; 34.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.639; 35.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.645; 36.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.744; 37.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.952; 38.8J-Jess Stiger, 14.186; 39.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.188; 40.51-Roger Campbell, 14.420; 41.7-Joe Swanson, 14.512; 42.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 14.707; 43.59-Jac Haudenschild, 14.912; 44.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.935; 45.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 15.099; 46.96AU-Bruce White, 15.402; 47.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 99.420;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 5. 71-Jamie Veal[7] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 7. 38-DJ Foos[11] ; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 9. 7C-Taylor Ferns[10] ; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw[12] ; 11. 60K-Jody Keegan[5]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 2. 91-Cale Thomas[2] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 4. 4-Kasey Kahne[4] ; 5. 8-Bryan Sebetto[9] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 9. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[5] ; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams[10] ; 11. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 12. 96AU-Bruce White[12]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 4. 57-Kyle Larson[4] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 6. 12-Daniel Harding[6] ; 7. 59-Jac Haudenschild[10] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[8] ; 9. 51-Roger Campbell[9] ; 10. AUS96-Andy Caruana[11] ; 11. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[12] ; 12. 73-Chris Andrews[3]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[10] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 11. 7-Joe Swanson[9]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps, determines A-main line-up)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 57-Kyle Larson[3] ; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 6. 91-Cale Thomas[8] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 8. 49-Tim Shaffer[7]

C-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 2 to B)

1. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 4. 59-Jac Haudenschild[8] ; 5. 7-Joe Swanson[6] ; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[3] ; 7. 51-Roger Campbell[5] ; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[7] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[9] ; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[12] ; 11. AUS96-Andy Caruana[10] ; 12. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 13. 9-Jordan Ryan[13]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 73-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 5. 60K-Jody Keegan[2] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[13] ; 7. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[3] ; 8. 16M-Danny Mumaw[11] ; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson[8] ; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn[16] ; 11. 12-Daniel Harding[12] ; 12. 7C-Taylor Ferns[9] ; 13. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[14] ; 14. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 15. 38-DJ Foos[10] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[15]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)

1. 57-Kyle Larson[4] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[11] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[16] ; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith[13] ; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 10. 21-Cap Henry[12] ; 11. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs[22] ; 14. 71-Jamie Veal[19] ; 15. 5T-Travis Philo[14] ; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser[25] ; 17. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[23] ; 18. 8M-TJ Michael[24] ; 19. 60-Kory Crabtree[20] ; 20. 4-Kasey Kahne[17] ; 21. 70-Danny Holtgraver[10] ; 22. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[15] ; 23. 73-Chris Andrews[21] ; 24. 8-Bryan Sebetto[18] ; 25. 49-Tim Shaffer[8] ; 26. 57X-Andrew Palker[26]

Hard Charger: 1-Dale Blaney +9

Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 240-Doug Drown[6] ; 2. 59-Larry Bellman[3] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed[2] ; 4. 27-Ken Hahn[5] ; 5. 1DJ-DJ Miller[1] ; 6. 30-Nate Potts[7] ; 7. 2*-Kyle Moore[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 1*-Chub Frank[4] ; 2. 92-Cody Scott[6] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[2] ; 4. 12M-Bobby Michaels[7] ; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[5] ; 6. 43K-Louis Allan[1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 2. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 3. 14-JR Gentry[6] ; 4. 42*-Bob Mayer[7] ; 5. 12-Kent Brewer[2] ; 6. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[5] ; 7. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[4]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 36-Matt Irey[3] ; 2. 007-Rick Bond[1] ; 3. RH21-Gregg Haskell[4] ; 4. 99-Doug Eck[6] ; 5. 00-Mathew Chapman[7] ; 6. 01-Justin Chance[2] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[5]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 00-Mathew Chapman[4] ; 2. 1DJ-DJ Miller[1] ; 3. 12-Kent Brewer[3] ; 4. 01-Justin Chance[8] ; 5. 75-Dusty Moore[12] ; 6. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[7] ; 7. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[10] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[11] ; 9. 43K-Louis Allan[6] ; 10. 15B-Mike Bores[2]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[1] ; 2. 1*-Chub Frank[5] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed[3] ; 4. 92-Cody Scott[6] ; 5. 36-Matt Irey[2] ; 6. 14-JR Gentry[4] ; 7. 51-Devin Shiels[11] ; 8. 00-Mathew Chapman[17] ; 9. 007-Rick Bond[7] ; 10. 01-Justin Chance[20] ; 11. 5M-Ryan Markham[10] ; 12. 99-Doug Eck[16] ; 13. RH21-Gregg Haskell[9] ; 14. 03-Jim Gingery[8] ; 15. 42*-Bob Mayer[15] ; 16. 12-Kent Brewer[19] ; 17. 27-Ken Hahn[13] ; 18. 59-Larry Bellman[12] ; 19. 1DJ-DJ Miller[18] ; 20. 12M-Bobby Michaels[14]

Hard Charger: 01-Justin Chance +10

May 20 Late Models

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

1. 1X-Chub Frank[1] ; 2. 1N-Casey Noonan[2] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed[9] ; 4. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 5. 75-Dusty Moore[5] ; 6. 7-Dave Hornikel[8] ; 7. 79-Brad Malcuit[6] ; 8. RH21-Gregg Haskell[3] ; 9. 12M-Bobby Michaels[4]

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

1. 36-Matt Irey[1] ; 2. 14-JR Gentry[2] ; 3. 2*-Kyle Moore[4] ; 4. 00-Mathew Chapman[3] ; 5. 59-Larry Bellman[7] ; 6. 51-Devin Shiels[8] ; 7. 15B-Mike Bores[9] ; 8. 42*-Bob Mayer[6] ; 9. 12-Kent Brewer[5]

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

1. 240-Doug Drown[8] ; 2. 007-Rick Bond[1] ; 3. B4U-Brad Eitniear[4] ; 4. 99-Doug Eck[7] ; 5. 03-Jim Gingery[3] ; 6. 2D-Curtis Deisenrott[2] ; 7. 30-Nate Potts[5] ; 8. 69R-Doug Baird[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[1] ; 2. 1X-Chub Frank[7] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 4. 99-Doug Eck[2] ; 5. 007-Rick Bond[8] ; 6. 59-Larry Bellman[12] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed[9] ; 8. 00-Mathew Chapman[6] ; 9. 51-Devin Shiels[14] ; 10. 12M-Bobby Michaels[21] ; 11. 36-Matt Irey[5] ; 12. 12-Kent Brewer[22] ; 13. 14-JR Gentry[4] ; 14. 03-Jim Gingery[13] ; 15. 42*-Bob Mayer[19] ; 16. 2D-Curtis Deisenrott[15] ; 17. 69R-Doug Baird[20] ; 18. RH21-Gregg Haskell[18] ; 19. 75-Dusty Moore[11] ; 20. 15B-Mike Bores[16]

Hard Charger: 12M-Bobby Michaels +11

 

 

Stewart grabs 16th Annual Run for the the Rabbit at Limaland

06/17/16 Lima, OH

A great crowd filled the stands, and a great field of cars filled the pit area at Limaland on Friday night to honor the memory of Travis "the Rabbit" Miller with the 16th Annual "Run for the Rabbit" Bellefontaine, Ohio's JR Stewart would pick up the $2000 victory in the NRA Sprint Invader feature honoring his late friend. Jeff Koz would pick up the victory in the K&N Filter UMP Modifieds feature, and Tony Anderson would win the Bud Thunderstock A Main.

The McDonalds Dash for Cash opened racing action with the Bud Thunderstocks competing in the 5 lap, winner take all dash. Lima, Ohio's Jarrod Klay would win in the No. 17J Nightmare Chassis.

The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders would kick off feature action with the 25 Lap "Run for the Rabbit" A Main. Carnage would ensue immediately as No 15 Brandon Ferguson would get upside down in turns 3 and 4, bringing out the red flag, and causing a complete restart. Ferguson would walk away from the scene under his own power. No. 6s JR Stewart would take off with the lead from the pole, using the low side of the track to his advantage with Delphos, Ohio's Shawn Dancer using the high side to run a close 2nd. The red flag would wave again for the No. 10j of Jarrod Elong, as he got upside down in turns one and two on lap four. On the restart, Dancer would get a great run on the backstretch and try a slidejob on Steart for the lead, but Stewart would crossover and hold the spot. The field would string out a bit until lap 10, when No. 17 Jared Horstman, began his charge for 2nd, battling with Dancer, and trading slidejobs until taking the spot for good on lap 13. Stewart's lead over Horstman stayed just under one second until lap 20 when Horstman began to close rapidly. Horstman made one finl charge on the final lap, but Stewart was able to hold on to win his 2nd "Run for the Rabbit" crown and his 2nd feature of teh season at Limaland. Horstman was 2nd, with Dancer 3rd, No. 22h Randy Hannagan was 4th, and No. 5m "Mad" Max Stambaugh completed the top 5.

The K&N Filters UMP Modified feature would see the defending track champion, No.16 Jeff Koz and No.3W Dylan Woodling lead the field to green in the 20 lap feature. 6 cautions would slow the first half of the feature before Koz and Woodling would put on a show for the fans. Koz would use the bottom of the track while Woodling used the middle and top to pull along side Koz several times, before Koz pulled away for good on lap 18. Koz picked up the win over Woodling, No.09D Joel Dick, No.10 Scott Bowersock, and No.65 Todd Sherman.

The Bud Thunderstocks wrapped up racing action with their 15 lap feature. No.19 Bill Reimund, and No.82 Chris Douglas brought the field to the start, with Douglas grabbing the early lead. Anderson would charge to 2nd and stalk Douglas until lap 6, when the 2 would put on a duel for the fans in attendance. Douglas fought to hold the low line, as Anderson the multi-time track champion searched for teh right line to get a run on Douglas. The battle raged until lap 12, when apparent rear end issues would plague Douglas' No.82, causing the car to turn sharply right and stop right in the middle of the front stretcch in front of a charging field. Everyone would get by safely, but Douglas' night would end on the back of a wrecker. Anderson would go on to grab the win over Reimund, with No.67 Eddie Shaner 3rd, with UNOH Racers No.00 Daniel Sanchez, and No.1 Justin Hamilton completing the top 5.

Limaland is back in action next Friday June 24th when Ohio Logistics presents leg 7 of the 34th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek, featuring Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Start Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars. Along with the All Stars will be the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds. For details on this big event, and all races at Limaland, visit www.limaland.com

Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/17/2016 Lima Chevrolet & Cadillac Night 16th Annual Run for the Rabbit

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer; 2. 6S-Jr Stewart; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh; 4. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 5. 15-Brandon Ferguson; 6. 23M-Jack Miller

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer) 1. 30-Hud Horton; 2. 12-Nick Roberts; 3. 17-Jared Horstman; 4. 35R-Ron Blair; 5. 10J-Jarrod Delong; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer) 1. 23-Devon Dobie; 2. 2-Kyle Sauder; 3. 17A-Tim Allison; 4. B20-Butch Schroeder; 5. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr

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

K&N Filters UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. O9D-Joel Dick; 3. O%-Derrick Austin; 4. 17T-Mike Tarlton; 5. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 6. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 7. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 8. 4G-Bill Griffith

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 34X-Andy Bibler; 2. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 3. 65-Todd Sherman; 4. O1-Jared Spalding; 5. 19-Ryan Ordway; 6. 17-Nick Felkey; 7. 45P-Brian Post; 8. 41-Jason Mccoy; 9. 22L-Bill Lewis

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 10B-Scott Bowersock; 2. 16-Jeff Koz; 3. 4-Mike Learman; 4. 96-Pete Wormcastle; 5. 36-Brandon Vaughon; 6. 19B-Brandon Ordway; 7. 20K-Bill Keeler; 8. 36D-Tom Conrad Jr.; 9. 1-Will Norris

B-Main - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 2. 19B-Brandon Ordway; 3. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 4. 22L-Bill Lewis; 5. 4G-Bill Griffith; 6. 36D-Tom Conrad Jr.; 7. 20K-Bill Keeler; 8. 41-Jason Mccoy; 9. 17-Nick Felkey; 10. 1-Will Norris; 11. 45P-Brian Post

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 16-Jeff Koz[1]; 2. 3W-Dylan Woodling[2]; 3. O9D-Joel Dick[3]; 4. 10B-Scott Bowersock[4]; 5. 65-Todd Sherman[8]; 6. 36-Brandon Vaughon[15]; 7. O1-Jared Spalding[11]; 8. 96-Pete Wormcastle[12]; 9. 22T-Tony Anderson[6]; 10. 19B-Brandon Ordway[17]; 11. 11H-Mike Hoblein[16]; 12. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[13]; 13. 17T-Mike Tarlton[10]; 14. 22L-Bill Lewis[19]; 15. 12B-Kelly Bowlby[18]; 16. 4G-Bill Griffith[20]; 17. 34X-Andy Bibler[5]; 18. 19-Ryan Ordway[14]; 19. O%-Derrick Austin[7]; 20. 4-Mike Learman[9]

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 82-Chris Douglas; 2. 27-Frank Paladino; 3. 2-Shayne Meadows; 4. 1-Justin Hamilton; 5. 1W-Mark Wooten; 6. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.; 7. T18-Thomas Foust

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 19-Bill Reimund; 2. OO-Daniel Sanchez; 3. 1J-Jason Jimison; 4. 89-Keith Shockency; 5. 21-Brad Conover; 6. O1-Blake Spalding; 7. 54-Dan Wooten

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 67-Eddie Shaner; 3. 17J-Jarrod Klay; 4. 23-Casey Barr; 5. 7-Jordon Conover; 6. 71C-Barney Craig; 7. 26-Justin Long

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[3]; 2. 19-Bill Reimund[1]; 3. 67-Eddie Shaner[6]; 4. OO-Daniel Sanchez[5]; 5. 1-Justin Hamilton[10]; 6. 2-Shayne Meadows[7]; 7. 89-Keith Shockency[11]; 8. 7-Jordon Conover[15]; 9. 23-Casey Barr[12]; 10. 21-Brad Conover[14]; 11. O1-Blake Spalding[17]; 12. 71C-Barney Craig[18]; 13. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.[16]; 14. 1J-Jason Jimison[8]; 15. 82-Chris Douglas[2]; 16. 54-Dan Wooten[20]; 17. T18-Thomas Foust[19]; 18. 17J-Jarrod Klay[9]; 19. 1W-Mark Wooten[13]

 

 

Clean Sweep for Alex Schutte at Petaluma Speedway

June 11, 2016 Redding’s Alex Schutte piloting the Carl Schutte Spike/Esslinger took the trifecta Saturday night at the ever fast Petaluma speedway. Claiming quick time of 14.385 as well as winning his heat race and the main event.

Qualifying: 1. #28 Alex Schutte, Redding 14.385 – Carl Schutte Spike/Esslinger 2. #88 Brian Gard, Kelseyville 14.613 – Storcks Garage Ellis/Chevy 3. #4d Robert Dalby, Anaheim 14.938 – Ken Dalby Spike/Esslinger 4. #67 Britton Bock, Angwin 15.208 – Briton Bock Spike/Esslinger 5. #11e Cory Elliott, Bakersfield 15.244 – Cory Elliott Spike/Esslinger 6. #62 Taylor Simas, Santa Rosa 15.310 – Doug Bock Spike/Esslinger 7. #57 Maria Cofer, McDougel 15.420 – John Cofer Spike/Esslinger 8. #3 Sparky Howard, Santa Rosa 15.461 – Rick Faeth TCR/Gaerte 9. #11f Floyd Alvis, San Carlos 15.668 – Floyd Alvis Stealth/Gearte 10. #8 Bill Lindsey, San Carlos 15.839 – Stu Donaldson Stealth/Gearte 11. #87 Bobby Wilson, Dayton NV 15.842 – Vukie Wilson TCR/Chevy 12. #10 Terre Rothweiler, Santa Cruz 15.937 – Chris Walker Stealth/Esslinger 13. #74 JR Williams, Carson City NV 15.953 – J&J Associates Spike/Brayton Chevy 14. #11 Greg Bragg, Visalia NT – Dave Thurston Spike/Esslinger 15. #25g Dustin Golobic NT – Doug Bock Spike/Esslinger Heat #1: 1. #28 Schutte, 2. #11e Elliott, 3. #11f Alvis, 4. #4d Dalby, 5. #57 Cofer, 6. #74 William, 7. #8 Lindsey Heat #2: 1. #62 Simas, 2. #10 Rothweiler, 3. #67 Bock, 4. #88 Gard, 5. #87 Wilson, 6. #3 Howard, 7. #11 Bragg Main Event: 1. #28 Schutte, 2. #4d Dalby, 3. #67 Bock, 4. #11e Elliott, 5. #88 Gard, 6. #11 Bragg, 7. #62 Simas, 8. #10 Rothweiler, 9. #3 Howard, 10. #11f Alvis, 11. #74 Williams, 12. #87 Wilson, 13. #8 Lindsey, 14. #57 Cofer Lap Leaders: 1-6 Dalby, 7-30 Schutte

 

 

Anderson takes his 3rd Keysor Memorial win at Limaland

Lima OH 06/10/16

Limaland Motorsports Park swung open the gates on Friday June 10, and fans were treated to some of the best racing of the season in all 3 classes. No. 22T Tony Anderson would claim his 3rd career Keysor Memorial victory, with NASCAR legend, No. 36 Kenny Wallace winning the K&N Filters UMP Modified feature, and No. 0 Steve Irwin picking up the Rick's Truck and Equipment BOSS Non-Wing Sprint Car A Main.

The Modifieds would kick off the night in the 5 lap McDonalds Dash for Cash. #36 Brandon Vaughan, of Spencerville, Ohio would grab the $100 dash win, and set the stage for a great night of racing.

The Bud Thunderstocks kicked off feature action for the night with the running of the 15th Annual Keysor Memorial, honoring 1990 Limaland Stock Car Champion, Bobby Keysor, and his Dad, Bill. No.21H Brad Conover, and No.82 Chris Douglas would lead the field to the green flag in the 18 lap feature, with Anderson running a tremendous race to grab the win. "Bobby Keysor drove my first race car, and is the reason I started driving myself" Anderson would say in victory lane. "He drove for me in 1992 in an old bomber and when I started building a new car for 1993, Bobby told me that I should drive it. I took the wheel and here I am, 300+ feature wins later" No.7 Jordan Conover, the 2015 Keysor Memorial Champion would finish 2nd, with No.69 Rob Trent 3rd, No.17J Jarrod Klay 4th, and No.1J Jason Jimison completing the top 5.

Next up were the Rick's Truck and Equipment BOSS Non Wing Sprints in their 25 lap feature. Fenton, Michigan's Steve Irwin would grab the win in his No.0 Sprint Car over No. 54 Matt Westfall, after a green to checkered feature saw the 2 get into deep lapped traffic, and put on a clinic for the fans in attendance. No.7k Dallas Hewitt would finish 3rd, with No. 89 Shawn Westerfield 4th, and No.9n Luke Hall finished fifth after starting 21st!

Completing the night were the K&N Filter UMP Modifieds, in their 20 lap A Main. Defending track Champion No.Jeff Koz would lead the field to green alongside No.P0 Brody Pompe, and the 2 looked like the one's to beat until Kenny Wallace was finally able to make his way from his 8th starting spot and stalk the leaders. Wallace would wrest the lead from Koz and set sail to grab the win. Koz would finish 2nd, with Pompe 3rd. No.10L Nathan Loney would be 4th, and No.22T Tony Anderson would complete the top 5. Limaland's Greg Stolly put Wallace on the spot and asked if he will be returning for the Childers Media Group "King of the Quarter Mile" event at the end of the season. "It's gotta make sense for us. We were able to make this tonight, because we were able to fit it in our northern swing we're on. If it makes sense for us at the time, we will try to be here", Wallace told the crowd.

Limaland is back in action on Friday June 17 for "Run For the Rabbit XVI" presented by Lima Chevy Cadillac. The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders will compete for a top prize of $2000 in the event honoring the memory of Travis "the Rabbit" Miller. Also in action will be the K&N Filter UMP Modifieds, and Bud Thunderstocks. For details on this and all events at Limaland Motorsports Park, visit www.limaland.com.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/10/2016 Stolly Insurance Group Night

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 17J-Jarrod Klay; 2. 21H-Brad Conover; 3. 67-Eddie Shaner; 4. O9-Dane Arvin; 5. 23-Casey Barr; 6. O1-Blake Spalding; 7. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.; 8. 5T-Dwayne Treon

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 7-Jordon Conover; 2. OO-Daniel Sanchez; 3. 69-Rob Trent; 4. 2-Shayne Meadows; 5. 19-Bill Reimund; 6. 1W-Mark Wooten; 7. 18-Fred Dow Jr; 8. 26-Justin Long

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 82-Chris Douglas; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. 89-Keith Shockency; 4. 1J-Jason Jimison; 5. 1-Justin Hamilton; 6. 54-Dan Wooten; 7. 27-Frank Paladino

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[6]; 2. 7-Jordon Conover[3]; 3. 69-Rob Trent[8]; 4. 17J-Jarrod Klay[4]; 5. 1J-Jason Jimison[12]; 6. 27-Frank Paladino[21]; 7. 19-Bill Reimund[14]; 8. 82-Chris Douglas[2]; 9. 2-Shayne Meadows[11]; 10. 67-Eddie Shaner[7]; 11. 89-Keith Shockency[9]; 12. 1W-Mark Wooten[17]; 13. O1-Blake Spalding[16]; 14. 1-Justin Hamilton[15]; 15. O9-Dane Arvin[10]; 16. 23-Casey Barr[13]; 17. OO-Daniel Sanchez[5]; 18. 18-Fred Dow Jr[20]; 19. 5T-Dwayne Treon[22]; 20. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.[19]; 21. 54-Dan Wooten[18]; 22. 21H-Brad Conover[1]

B.O.S.S Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 57B-Brandon Spithaler; 2. 12-Kent Wolters; 3. 18D-Bobby Distel; 4. O8-Andy Feil; 5. 59J-Kirk Jeffries; 6. 87G-Brian Gibbs; 7. 3-Joe Butera; 8. J1-Mark Shultz

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 89-Shawn Westerfield; 2. 54-Matt Westfall; 3. 39-Matt Goodnight; 4. 14C-Cooper Clouse; 5. 83-Brandon Spithaler; 6. 9N-Luke Hall; 7. 4-Michael Fischesser; 8. 18N-Frank Neill

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. O-Steve Irwin; 2. 41-Dakota Jackson; 3. 7K-Dallas Hewitt; 4. 2-Mike Galdajda; 5. 53-Steve Little; 6. 17-Kevin Myers; 7. 71C-Barney Craig; 8. 82-Mike Miller

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 5A-Toby Alfrey; 2. 4J-Justin Owen; 3. 32M-Derrick Hastings; 4. 91X-Aaron Middaugh; 5. 14-Chad Wilson; 6. 21-Travis Hery; 7. 5-Bob Mcmillin; 8. 24C-Lee Underwood

Heat 5 - Heat 5 (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer) 1. 18-Todd Keen; 2. 2OI-Dustin Ingle; 3. 9G-Cody Gardner; 4. 87D-Paul Dues; 5. 96-Rylie Bonhise; 6. OC-Chris Vanderwide; 7. 63D-Jim Dues; 8. 71-Strantton Briggs

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 2 Transfer) 1. 9N-Luke Hall; 2. 59J-Kirk Jeffries; 3. 21-Travis Hery; 4. 53-Steve Little; 5. 96-Rylie Bonhise; 6. 18N-Frank Neill; 7. 3-Joe Butera; 8. 71C-Barney Craig; 9. 63D-Jim Dues; 10. 24C-Lee Underwood

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 2 Transfer) 1. 14-Chad Wilson; 2. 17-Kevin Myers; 3. 83-Brandon Spithaler; 4. 4-Michael Fischesser; 5. OC-Chris Vanderwide; 6. 5-Bob Mcmillin; 7. 71-Strantton Briggs; 8. 87G-Brian Gibbs; 9. J1-Mark Shultz; 10. 82-Mike Miller

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. O-Steve Irwin[2]; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[1]; 3. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[13]; 4. 89-Shawn Westerfield[5]; 5. 9N-Luke Hall[21]; 6. 39-Matt Goodnight[12]; 7. 4J-Justin Owen[3]; 8. 41-Dakota Jackson[7]; 9. 18K-Todd Keen[8]; 10. 2-Mike Galdajda[18]; 11. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[9]; 12. 14-Chad Wilson[22]; 13. 14C-Cooper Clouse[17]; 14. O8-Andy Feil[16]; 15. 87D-Paul Dues[20]; 16. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[19]; 17. 57B-Brandon Spithaler[10]; 18. 32M-Derrick Hastings[14]; 19. 9G-Cody Gardner[15]; 20. 17-Kevin Myers[24]; 21. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[23]; 22. 5A-Toby Alfrey[6]; 23. 18D-Bobby Distel[11]; 24. 12-Kent Wolters[4]

K&N UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. PO-Brody Pompe; 2. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 3. 36W-Kenny Wallace; 4. 22T-Tony Anderson; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler; 6. 4-Mike Learman; 7. 53-Clint Reagle; 8. 1X-Jj Butler; 9. 23-Shonda Harbin; 10. 65-Todd Sherman

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 16-Jeff Koz; 2. O1-Jared Spalding; 3. 36-Brandon Vaughon; 4. 4G-Bill Griffith; 5. 2B-Darryl Banks; 6. 7-Jeff Geis; 7. T5X-Doug Hewitt Jr; 8. 92-Kyle Shaffer; 9. 11H-Mike Hoblein

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 10L-Nathon Loney; 2. 10B-Scott Bowersock; 3. 1-Will Norris; 4. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 5. 25-Josh Lalmaugh; 6. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 7. 34X-Andy Bibler; 8. 69JR-Jimmy Farris Jr; 9. 22L-Bill Lewis

B-Main - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 4-Mike Learman; 2. 65-Todd Sherman; 3. 7-Jeff Geis; 4. 53-Clint Reagle; 5. 69JR-Jimmy Farris Jr; 6. T5X-Doug Hewitt Jr; 7. 34X-Andy Bibler; 8. 92-Kyle Shaffer; 9. 1X-Jj Butler; 10. 3W-Dylan Woodling

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 36W-Kenny Wallace[7]; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[1]; 3. PO-Brody Pompe[2]; 4. 10L-Nathon Loney[3]; 5. 22T-Tony Anderson[10]; 6. 10B-Scott Bowersock[6]; 7. 65-Todd Sherman[17]; 8. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[4]; 9. 36-Brandon Vaughon[8]; 10. O1-Jared Spalding[5]; 11. 12B-Kelly Bowlby[12]; 12. 4G-Bill Griffith[11]; 13. 4-Mike Learman[16]; 14. 1-Will Norris[9]; 15. 20K-Bill Keeler[13]; 16. 25-Josh Lalmaugh[15]; 17. 7-Jeff Geis[18]; 18. 53-Clint Reagle[19]; 19. 69JR-Jimmy Farris Jr[20]; 20. 2B-Darryl Banks[14]

©2010 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Eickberg, Jackson, Strauss and Carlson win at PDTR
By: Amy Juech
6-11-16

Drivers and fans were very patient as track prep took much longer than expected delaying the start to PDTR racing program, resulting in no driver introductions and a reduction of 5 laps in each feature.

First out were the Cellcom BMods with Brandon Knepprath (Kewaskum) and Glen Blanke (Sheboygan Falls) setting the pace. Blanke pulled out to an early lead over Justin Bauer (Sheboygan Falls). Brandon Berth (Cascade) quickly moved into fifth place after starting in the back. Patrick Hanson (Sheboygan Falls), Spencer Long (Sheboygan Falls) and Jared Rautmann thought three wide was a good decision for last place. Blanke caught up to lapped traffic with Cody Eickberg (Plymouth) looking inside lap after lap. Caution waved on lap six for Rautmann after contact with the wall. Berth and JJ Walvoord (Howards Grove) exited the track to the attention of their crews. Eickberg went outside Blanke on the restart and Bauer looked inside both. Blanke lost the lead to Eickberg on lap nine. Gary Glander (Sheboygan Falls) looked inside Bauer for third and succeeded. Caution waved for Bauer, Berth left to the attention of his crew again. Eickberg had a very strong restart with Glander in second and Blanke back to third. Checkers waved for Eickberg followed by Glander, Blanke, Knepprath and Bauer. Hard Charger passing 3 cars was Brandon Berth and Gary Glander.
Heat Winner: Justin Bauer (Sheboygan Falls)

Tory Strauss and Zach Boden (Cambridge) brought the Micro Sprints to the green flag. Strauss jumped out to an early lead with Boden and Andrew Rein (West Bend) in tow. Lap two red flagged waved for Andrew Rein flipped in turn four. Strauss took control on the restart as Boden looked inside. Caution waved for Eric Casper (Kiel) who spun in turn four. Jake Goeglein (Sullivan), Emily Portschy (Plymouth) and Zach Rein (Kewaskum) unfortunately unable to continue with mechanical issues. Strauss did not withstand a chance as Boden immediately passed him after the flag stand. Boden continued to pull away from the field. Tyler Tischendorf (Waupaca) pulled to the infield for mechanical reasons. Jack Vanderboom (Dousman) and Eric Casper swapped sixth place on lap eleven. Boden approached lapped traffic on lap thirteen, just as his motor made some noise and he pulled into the infield. Strauss was back in control of this feature. Dylan Larsen passed Denver Larsen (both from Shiocton) for second. Checkers waved for Strauss who held a half track lead over second of Dylan Larsen followed by Denver Larsen, Eric Casper and David Collins (Lake Mills). Hard Charger was Dylan Larsen passing 5.
Heat Winners: Zach Boden (Cambridge), Denver Larsen (Shiocton)

Tyler Kulow (New Holstein) and Ben Konen (Richfield) lead the Grand Nationals to the green. Konen quickly controlled the field with Kulow in second and Matt Jackson (Sheboygan) looking in. Melissa Singer (Waldo) went outside James Pagel (St. Cloud) for eighth. Jackson moved into second. Steven Weber (Plymouth) and Melissa Singer touched a few times running down the backstretch. Donny Singer (Waldo) had mechanical issues and slowed. Jackson and Justin Erickson (Plymouth) passed Konen for the lead. Pagel raced through the infield between turns three and four. Richard Hed (Plymouth) attempted to hold off Jeff Lammers (Plymouth) for eleventh. Ben Konen ran over tires in turn four and was unable to continue resulting in a caution. Pagel was penalized two spots on the restart for racing through the infield under full power. Weber and Brad Weiss (Cascade) both left to the attention of their crews. Jackson had a strong restart with Brian Cesar (Sheboygan) looking to pass. Matt Yancey (Sheboygan) joined in the battle for third. Pagel and Josh Pierce (Fredonia) ran side by side a few laps for eighth. Weber was moving passed competition on the high side after returning from the pits. Jackson slowly pulled away with the lead. Erickson went inside Cesar for second, Yancey stuck his nose in but unable to keep up. Mark Fieber (Cascade) looked inside Yancey as the white flag came out. Checkers waved for Jackson, second went to Erickson followed by Cesar, Yancey and Fieber. Josh Pierce was the hard charger passing 6.
Heat Winners: Mark Feiber (Cascade), Brian Cesar and Matt Yancey (both Sheboygan)

Jim Letizia (Milwaukee) and Billy Rezutek (Big Bend) brought the Johnsonville Sausage Late Models to the green. Letizia pulled away with the lead over Chris Carlson (Union Grove). A few cars got sideways and collided in turn two but continued without a caution. All cars were enjoying this fast tacky track, driving cars into the corners completely sideways. Red flag flew on lap four for Taylor Scheffler (Waukesha) catching the berm and flipping between turns three and four. Jim Letizia remained in control on the restart, Carlson held off Brad Mueller (Random Lake). Justin Hirt (Tigerton) got sideways in turn two and continued on but not before collecting others who tried avoiding him. Caution waved and five drivers went to the back. Letizia had another strong restart with Carlson and Turk Letizia right behind. Brad Mueller regained third spot. Carlson looked inside Letizia for the lead and took control. Dave Thomas (Franklin) and Hirt swapped eighth place. Russ Scheffler (Waukesha) went inside Jim Letizia for third and Rick Scheffler (Waukesha) attempted to pass Letizia as well. Hirt went outside Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah) for fifth. Carlson pulled away from Mueller; meanwhile Russ Scheffler was gaining on Mueller. Mueller saw the bumper of Scheffler and took off like a rocket. Mueller closed in on Carlson. Double checkers flew for Carlson followed by Mueller, Hirt, Russ Scheffler and Rick Scheffler. Rick and Russ Scheffler shared hard charger duties each passing 4.
Heat Winners: Tony Peterson (Big Bend), Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah)

Aldag Honald Mechanical Sprints pushed off last with Jim Melis (Glenbeulah) and Doug Wondra (Oakfield) setting the pace. Melis jumped out to an early lead with Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) behind. Tim Haddy (Waupun) and Danny Schlaffer (Sussex) side by side for seventh. Melis slowly pulled away from McMullen. Derek Seigel (Milwaukee) retired to infield with mechanical issues. Ken Jay Fiedler (Sheboygan Falls) and Schlaffer battled eighth, while Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum) and Lance Fassbender (Burnett) battled for position deep in the field. Fassbender brought out our first caution after coming to a stop in turn four. Melis had another strong restart as McMullen attempted to pass on the low side. Ryan Mayr (New Holstein) brought out a caution for spinning; Paul Pokorski (West Bend) went to pits and returned for the restart. Melis held off McMullen again on the restart, Tim Haddy and Schlaffer attempted to pass McMullen going three wide for second. Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) was trailing waiting for them to make a mistake. Melis is pulling away as driver’s battle over second spot. A red flew for Shane Wenninger taking a very hard tumble. Unfortunately Wenninger would need to be transported for medical attention and time limit was reached. With less than 10 laps completed all drivers received equal pay and equal points.
BMain Results: Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac), Lance Fassbender (Burnett), Spyder Akright (Sheboygan Falls), Garrett Timothy (Brownsville), Ryan Mayr (New Holstein) and Derek Siegel (Milwaukee). Alternate will be Bill Taylor (Adell)
Heat Winners: Paul Pokorski (West Bend), Kevin Karnitz (West Bend), Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) and Mitchel Yurmanovich (Cascade)

All in attendance please make sure to keep your admission tickets to get in for $5.00 in two weeks. Big thanks to officials and safety crews for all their training and dedication. Thoughts and prayers are with the family who needed medical attention in the stands and our driver Shane Wenninger. Special thanks to the evening trophy sponsor J Machine. Please join us next week for an IRA Program. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Haudenschild, Schlenk, and Anderson take wins on Opening night at Millstream.

Findlay, OH June 12, 2016

Millstream Speedway opened its gate for teh first time in 2016 on Sunday night, and welcomed the newly formed Ohio Sprint Car Series for its inaugural visit to the Findlay, Ohio half mile oval. Jac Haudenschild, from Wooster, Ohio, took the OSCS victory in the Fast Signs #6, with #91 Rusty Schlenk winning the Late Model feature, and #22T Tony Anderson winning the Stock Car/Truck feature.

Kicking off the night were the OSCS Sprint Cars. Haudenschild and #22B Ryan Broughton would lead the field to green, with Haudenschild grabbing the early lead. OSCS Points leader Cole Duncan would charge to 2nd on lap 1. #23Jr Jack Sodeman Jr. would bring out the caution flag on lap 2 as he spun in turn 2. On the restart, Haudenschild would stretch out to a 2 second lead over Duncan, until getting in lapped trafic on lap 7. The yellow would fly again on lap 12 for a turn 4 spin by #56R Ryan Myers. On the restart Chillicothe Ohio's Danny Smith in the Ohio Valley Veneer #4 would show his hand, moving into 4th and setting his sights on the leaders. Up front, Duncan would use the bottom of the track in turn 4 to make a big run and take the lead on lap 18. Cautin would wave on lap 19 for #9 Jordan Ryan, as he came to a stop at the end of the front stretch. On the restart, it looked like Duncan would start to pull away, but Haudenschild, affectionately known as "The Wild Child" by his fans, would put on a show on the top of the track powering back to the point for good on lap 21. Duncan would finish 2nd, with Smith 3rd, #11N Randy Hannagan was 4th, and #22B Ryan Broughton would complete the top 5.

In the 25 lap Late Model A Main, #26 "The Sniper" Wayne Chinn would grab the point in turn 4 and set sail early over pole sitter #36 Matt Irey. Caution would fly on lap 5 for #12 Kent Brewer and #30 Nate Potts, as they would come together in turn 2. On the restart, Chinn would set sail again, but some of the heavy hitters that started from the back would begin to show their power, as Schlenk would move to 2nd on lap 7 and #15 "The Steel Driver" Jon Henry would move to 4th. A scary moment on lap 12 as the #31 of Dan Gehring would spin on the back straightaway after contact with Schlenk, then #00 Matthew Chapman would hit Gehring at high speed. Both drivers would walk away, but their cars were done. On the restart, Henry and Schlenk would battle hard for 2nd, with Henry getting by and grabbing the lead on lap 17. the leaders would get into lapped traffic on lap 22, but Henry appeared to have things well in hand, until losing speed coming down to take the white flag. Schlenk would get by Henry, with Henry hanging on to finish 2nd. Chinn would finish 3rd, with #51 Devin Shiels 4th and #53 Hillard Miller completing the top 5.

The Stock Car/V8 Truck A min would finish off the night, with #10S Chris Sawinski, and #1W Mark Wooten bringing the field to green. #7B Shawn Valenti would grab theh early lead over #17 Jeremy Creech on lap one, and take off from the field. Lima, Ohio's Tony Anderson would move to 2nd on lap 9, but couldn't close on Valenti. Caution would wave on lap 13 for #60P Dan Plath, as he would spin in turns 3 and 4. On the restart, Valenti would pull away by about a second over Anderson, and appeared to be on his way to victory, but in the last 5 laps, Anderson closed , and made a daring move splitting a lapped car on the bottom with Valenti up high, and ran off to get the win. Valenti would be 2nd, with Creech 3rd, #21d Bob Daugherty 4th, and #4s Keith Sorg completing the top 5.

Millstream Speedway is back in action next Sunday June 19th, when Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invade Millstream Speedway for leg 3 of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. $5000 awaits the winner of the All Star feature, and the winner will etch their name in history as the winner of an event that has seen the likes of Kinser, Swindell, and others in victory lane. Also in action will be the Stocks and V8 trucks. Gates open at 2 PM, with the Brent Lowry Band performing from 2:30 to 5:30. Hot laps start at 5:30 PM. Adult General Admission is $22, with Seniors 65 and older admitted for $20. Youth ages 11 to 15 are $10, and kids 10 and get in free. Pit passes are $35 for ages 11 and up, and kids 10 and under admitted to the pits for $10. Don't miss out on this big event next Sunday night at Millstream Speedway! Visit www.millstreamspeedway.net for details on this and all events at Millstream Speedway in 2016!

Millstream Speedway - 6/12/2016 Hammer Pallets Night

Ohio Sprint Car Series 410 Sprints (22 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Callie's Performance 1. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 17.617; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 17.663; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 17.747; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 18.081; 5. 22-Cole Duncan, 18.136; 6. 6M-Jac Haudenschild, 18.327; 7. 7-Joe Swanson, 18.359; 8. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 18.407; 9. 4-Danny Smith, 18.412; 10. 56R-Ryan Myers, 18.472; 11. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 18.542; 12. 12-Daniel Harding, 18.573; 13. 38-DJ Foos, 18.679; 14. 8-Dave Smith, 18.971; 15. 22d-Josh Davis, 19.049; 16. 9-Jordan Ryan, 19.053; 17. 19-Mitch Harble, 19.064; 18. 51-Roger Campbell, 19.227; 19. 14-Daryl Daugherty, 19.420; 20. 83X-Nate Reeser, 19.787; 21. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 22.287; 22. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 99.000

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 22B-Ryan Broughton[1] ; 2. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[4] ; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams[2] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 5. 7-Joe Swanson[5] ; 6. 9-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 7. 51-Roger Campbell[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 12-Daniel Harding[4] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 4. 22D-Josh Davis[7] ; 5. 83X-Nate Reeser[3] ; 6. 8-Dave Smith[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 3. 56R-Ryan Myers[2] ; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 5. 38-DJ Foos[5] ; 6. 19-Mitch Harble[6]

A-Main - Computer Man Inc. (25 Laps) 1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1]; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[4]; 3. 4-Danny Smith[8]; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6]; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton[2]; 6. 38-DJ Foos[15]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[10]; 8. 12-Daniel Harding[3]; 9. 5M-Max Stambaugh[12]; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7]; 11. 19-Mitch Harble[18]; 12. 56R-Ryan Myers[9]; 13. 8-Dave Smith[17]; 14. 83X-Nate Reeser[14]; 15. 14-Daryl Daugherty[20]; 16. 22D-Josh Davis[11]; 17. 9-Jordan Ryan[16]; 18. 7-Joe Swanson[13]; 19. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[5]; 20. 51-Roger Campbell[19] Hard Charger: 38-DJ Foos[+9]

Late Models (22 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[6] ; 3. 53-Hillard Miller[1] ; 4. 23W-Brad Wade[2] ; 5. 6S-Graeme Short[5] ; 6. 42-Bob Meyer[7] ; 7. 71-Drew Smith[8] ; 8. P3-Jeff Robertson[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 15-Jon Henry[6] ; 2. 26-Wayne Chinn[2] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 4. 77-Steve Kester[3] ; 5. OO-Mathew Chapman[7] ; 6. 35-Ron Miller[4] ; 7. 5J-Josh Haynes[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 49-Brian Ruhlman[5] ; 2. 30-Nate Potts[2] ; 3. 69R-Doug Baird[4] ; 4. 12-Kent Brewer[7] ; 5. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[3] ; 6. 31-Dan Gehring[6] ; 7. 1F-Justin Collet[1]

A-Main - Computer Man Inc. (25 Laps) 1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[10]; 2. 15-Jon Henry[12]; 3. 26-Wayne Chinn[3]; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[8]; 5. 53-Hillard Miller[4]; 6. 36-Matt Irey[1]; 7. 23W-Brad Wade[7]; 8. 77-Steve Kester[9]; 9. 49-Brian Ruhlman[11]; 10. 6S-Graeme Short[13]; 11. 71-Drew Smith[19]; 12. 5J-Josh Haynes[20]; 13. 35-Ron Miller[17]; 14. 30-Nate Potts[6]; 15. 12-Kent Brewer[2]; 16. OO-Mathew Chapman[14]; 17. 69R-Doug Baird[5]; 18. 31-Dan Gehring[18]; 19. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[15]; 20. 42-Bob Meyer[16]; 21. P3-Jeff Robertson[22]; 22. 1F-Justin Collet[21] Hard Charger: 15-Jon Henry[+10]

Stocks/V8 Trucks (20 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 20J-James Plotts[5] ; 2. 4S-Keith Sorg[2] ; 3. 32-Scott Boyd Jr[4] ; 4. 44-Scott Boyd Sr[3] ; 5. 213-Joel perkins[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 2. 17-Jeremy Creech[1] ; 3. 21D-Bob Daugherty[5] ; 4. 60W-Ron Williams II[2] ; 5. 54-Dan Wooten[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[6] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 3. 1W-Mark Wooten[4] ; 4. 10S-Chris Sawinski[3] ; 5. J7-John Jones[1] ; 6. 60P-Dan Plath[5]

A-Main - Computer Man Inc. (20 Laps) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[9]; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4]; 3. 17-Jeremy Creech[7]; 4. 21D-Bob Daugherty[10]; 5. 4S-Keith Sorg[8]; 6. 36M-Cory McCaughey[6]; 7. 20J-James Plotts[12]; 8. 60P-Dan Plath[16]; 9. 32-Scott Boyd Jr[11]; 10. 10S-Chris Sawinski[3]; 11. J7-John Jones[15]; 12. 54-Dan Wooten[14]; 13. 44-Scott Boyd Sr[1]; 14. 1W-Mark Wooten[2] Hard Charger: 22T-Tony Anderson[+8]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

THANKS to Sprint Car Bandits Teams, Fans; Huge LSS Event Up Next on June 25

Mesquite, TX (6/13/16) by DarinShort.com. Yet another weather roller-coaster day preceded the Series opener of the Milstone Electric Sprint Car Bandits (SCB) at Superbowl Speedway near Greenville Texas, but the track was able to skirt the bulk of the precip, and the full racing program would get in. The first four scheduled SCB events in 2016 succumbed to rain.

Special thanks to the teams that towed to the track, and fans that drove there, knowing there were possible weather issues.

Action was fast and furious atop the 1/4 mile dirt track with lots of passing and action. Claud Estes III would be the high point driver after qualifying heat races. Third place feature starter Michael Lang would reel in Estes on lap seven and take the eventual $2,000 win after the end of the 25-lap affair. 10th place starter Justin Melton finished second and collected $1,2000 for his efforts. Complete results are posted below.

Michael Lang commented: "We had a great night for the Palm Harbor Homes machine. We were running 3rd when we figured out the top was the place to be, as soon as we got up there we took it all the way to the checkered! Awesome job on the track Superbowl Speedway and awesome show as always. Thank you Sprint Car Bandits for making this possible, all the fans in the stands, all my sponsors, and everyone who helps!"

Coming up next is a jumbo-sized SCB event at LoneStar Speedway near Kilgore Texas on Saturday, June 25. SCB officials are bringing an added $3,240 in sponsor money to build the existing Series purse, making it $2,000 to win and paying down to $400 to start.

Here is the full feature payback for the June 25 SCB event at LoneStar Speedway: $2,000 - 1,200 - 1,000 - 700 - 600 - 450 - 420 - 415 - 410 - 405 - 400...to start! All non-qualifier/non-starters receive $100.

Plus, the DarinShort.com Free Pass to the Feature award will add another full-paying feature race starter.

Here's how the DarinShort.com Free Pass to the Feature works:

-Any SCB driver that finishes outside of a transfer spot to the A-feature (after the B-feature) will have their names thrown in a hat, and the drivers name that gets pulled out will forgo their "$100 Non-qualifier status" and become the 21st starter in the feature race - and in this case - it pays $400 to start!

-Eligible drivers must finish the B-feature to be considered for drawing. (In other words, let's say 9 cars finish the B-feature, and the first 4 transfer to the A. That means those 5 drivers are normally done for the night. However, with this award, drivers finishing in 5th through 9th in the B-feature will be eligible drivers for the DarinShort.com Free Pass to the Feature award.)

Joining the SCB on Saturday, June 25th at LoneStar Speedway will be a complete program for their high-powered LSS Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds; plus FWD 4-Cylinders.

Adult tickets to this huge event are just $15, with pit passes remaining at $30.

LoneStar Speedway is located at 3131 FM 1252 Kilgore, TX 75662, Track Phone on race day is: (903)-986-9731. Specifically, if you are on I-20 (either direction) take Exit 583 and head north to the 4-way stop light (about 1/2 mile). Go east (right) about 1 mile and you will see the track entrance on the south (right) side of the road. Their web address is http://www.LoneStarSpeedway.com and search for them on Facebook by entering: "LoneStar Speedway Fan Page."

Thanks once again to everyone that supported the first-ever Sprint Car Bandits event and we're already looking forward to the next event on June 25th.

Sprint Car Bandit Series - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville TX 6/11/16:

Heat 1: 1. Claud Estes III #74e; 2. Brad Welborn #17w; 3. Junior Jenkins #23; 4. Chad Koch #35k; 5. Charlie McDonald #79; 6. Brandy Jass #24

Heat 2: 1. Michelle Melton #21; 2. Larry Long #28; 3. Ryan Hall #79v; 4. Chance McCrary #13m; 5. Sterling Hoff #25; 6. Cody Whitworth #50

Heat 3: 1. Michael Lang #14L; 2. Brad Queen #55; 3. Justin Melton #11; 4. Tyson Hall #5x; 5. Austin Mundie #4; 6. Robert Vetter #v8

Feature (starting spot) : 1. Michael Lang #14L (3) $2,000; 2. Justin Melton #11 (10) $1,200; 3. Brad Welborn #17w (4) $1,000; 4. Claud Estes III #74e (1) $700; 5. Chad Koch #35k (11) $600; 6. Junior Jenkins #23 (5) $450; 7. Sterling Hoff #25 (14) $350; 8. Robert Vetter #v8 (16) $310; 9. Cody Whitworth #50 (17) $300; 10. Tyson Hall #5x (12) $300; 11. Brad Queen #55 (7) $400; 12. Charlie McDonald #79 (15) $300; 13. Colton Goodwin #5c (19) $300; 14. Michelle Melton #21 (2) $300; 15. Ryan Hall #79v (9) $300; 16. Austin Mundie #4 (13) $300; 17. Chance McCrary #13m (8) $300; 18. Larry Long #28 (6) $300; 19. Brandy Jass #24 (18) $300.

Lap Leaders: 74e: 1-7 14L: 8-25

Race fans can expect a great mix of young and veteran drivers competing with the Sprint Car Bandits. The following 61 drivers have submitted their SCB driver registration confirming their intent to compete in the series in 2016:

Austin Mundie, Blake Mallory, Brad Queen, Brad Welborn, Brandie Jass, Brandon Corn, Brandon Long, Bruce Griffith (car owner) Bryson Oeschger, Chad Wilson, Chance McCrary, Charlie McDonald, Chase Brewer, Chase Parson, Chris Douglas, Chris Kelly, Claud Estes III, Cody Whitworth, Colby Estes, Colby Hudspeth, Colton Goodwin, Dale Wester, Dalton Stevens, Dustin Woods, Ed Keaton, Gary Floyd, Jerry Bell, Jason Howell, Joe Wood Jr, John James (car owner), John Carney II, John Kelly, Johnny Miller, Junior Jenkins, Justin Fifield, Justin Melton, Justin Zimmerman, Kevin Barksdale, Koby Barksdale, Kyle Jones, Larry Howery, Larry Long, Logan Payne, Marcus Thomas, Mark Huddleston, Mark Rogers, Michael Kostic, Michael Lang, Michelle Melton, Payton Williams, Raven Culp, Robert Byrom, Robert Vetter, Rodney Henderson, Russ Fletcher, Ryan Hall, Ryan Padgett, Shawn Mize, Sterling Hoff, Steve Elliott, Tucker Doughty and Tyson Hall.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Milestone Electric, B-Tactical, Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, MalloryPrint.com and Palm Harbor Homes - and with each SCB sponsor announcement, the series can continue to implement one of its primary missions, and that is adding to the already excellent competitor purses.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact Steve Lang directly at: SteveLang14@gmail.com or by calling 469-474-8234. There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

The SCB series has a unique rules package that allows teams to use their current equipment (especially in the engine compartment), yet curbing nightly tire expense...which helps equalize the competition, with teams of varying budget sizes.

That rules package certainly has the vote of many of the drivers in the DFW area, as 61 have already submitted their registration information to the SCB, indicating their intent to compete with the series in 2016. Series rules are posted at the link below.

Between the lower operating cost of the SCB series and the addition of sponsor funds into nightly purses, it is allowing more area race tracks to book events - which all translates into DFW area fans getting to see quality sprint car race at a lower grandstand ticket price.

When you combine those components with lower nightly competitor operating purses, it all equals one thing: the new Sprint Car Bandits series!

Click http://www.SprintCarBandits.com for the latest in series news - including the brand new event flyer for the next series event, coming to LoneStar Speedway on Saturday, June 25th.

You can also reach the SCB on Facebook, at http://www.Facebook.com/SprintCarBandits and on Twitter by searching 'Sprint Car Bandits'.

As of the time of writing, here's the latest official SCB event schedule - and note that there are some new dates still in negotiation, which will be released when officially booked.

Sprint Car Bandits Confirmed Dates Schedule, as of 6/13/16:

March 12 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX (rained out) April 16 - Abilene Speedway, Abilene, TX (rained out, postponed to 4/23) April 23 - Abilene Speedway, Abilene, TX (rained out) April 29 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX (rained out) June 11 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX $2,000/win and $300/start (Michael Lang) June 25 - LoneStar Speedway, Kilgore, TX $2,000/win and $400/start July 2 - 85 Speedway Ennis, TX (plus Fireworks) July 9 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX July 15 - Boyd Raceway, Boyd, TX July 30 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX August 13 - Superbowl Speedway, Greenville, TX September 17 - East Texas Speedway, Petty, TX

Race teams, reminder: If you are a race team that intends on racing with the SCB this season, take a moment to go to the series website and register your team by June 24th - it's free. It takes just a moment to do, and is mandatory to complete a day prior to competing in order to avoid paying an $300 at-track registration fee, as the SCB is not a 'just show up and race' series.

The Sprint Car Bandits series is dedicated to help bringing back some of the old-time fun of sprint car racing, yet incorporating some much-needed basic adjustments that help the teams stay on track with their budget - and fans not having to pay excessively high ticket prices to enjoy watching them.

Thank you to the drivers, area racetracks and sponsors for their strong support of this new series, we're looking forward to having a great season...which continues Saturday June 25th at LoneStar Speedway!

 

 

Jed Werner Grabs First URSS Win of 2016 at WaKeeney Speedway

The United Rebel Sprint Series pulled into the Wakeeney Speedway with sixteen teams checking in for the evening's festivities. Though the weather was hot and humid the staff at the lightning fast 3/8's oval gave the racers a fast, tacky racetrack that proved to be a test for the racers. Plainville Kansas driver Jed Werner, who has had a somewhat frustrating first part of the season, picked up his first victory of the season in convincing fashion wiring the field to take the win in convincing fashion.

The field was led to the green flag by Pole sitter Jed Werner and Cody Lampe, with Werner taking the lead followed by Jeff Radcliffe, Lampe, Jeremy Huish and Zach Blurton rounding out the top five at the end of the first circuit. Blurton and Luke Cranston quickly dispatched Huish and Lampe on lap two putting them directly in John Webster's sights. Lap four saw the first caution flag wave as Mike Beckerman came to a halt on the backstretch ending his night.

On the restart Werner once again bolted to the lead with Radcliffe, Blurton, Cranston and Webster in the top five. Back in the both Ty Williams and Darren Berry were weaving their way through traffic moving up through the field. Tracey Hill held down the seventh position with Kris Moore on his tail tank looking to take it away. Lap twelve would see the red flag fly as Oberlin's Aaron Ploussard's mount lost a motor on the backstretch resulting in a small oil fire going into turn three. Ploussard was not injured as the fire quickly extinguished itself.

On the restart, Werner would once again grab the point but behind him Cranston used the high side coming off of turn two to take the runner up spot from Radcliffe. That put Blurton on his tail tank and the Quinter Kansas driver wasted no time making the pass for the third spot. Radcliffe would soon be joined by John Webster to battle for the fourth spot.

As the laps dwindled down Werner pulled out to a sizeable lead and when the checkered flag fell it was Werner taking his first win of 2016 with Cranston, Blurton, Radcliffe and Webster rounding out the top five.

The Keizer Aluminum Racing Wheels "Hard Charger Award' was won by Luke Cranston who came from his eighth starting spot to grab the runner position.

Heat Races were won by Brian Herbert and Zach Blurton.

1-Jed Werner

2-Luke Cranston

3-Zach Blurton

4-Jeff Radcliffe

5-John Webster

6-Tracey Hill

7-Jeremy Huish

8-Ty Williams

9-Kris Moore

10-Darren Berry

11-Brian Herbert

12-Cody Lampe

13-Reed Bernbeck

14-Lance Davis

15 Aaron Ploussard DNF

16-Mike Beckerman DNF

 

 

Jared Zimbardi finally collects a victory at Woodhull Raceway
Contact: Paul T. Harkenrider
PST Media

(Woodhull, NY)- June 11, 2016- Current Patriot Sprint Tour point leader Jared Zimbardi collected his third win of the 2016 season at the Woodhull Raceway over Justin Barger and Steve Collins. This is Zimbardi’s first win at the Woodhull Raceway after 11 years of racing with the Patriot Sprint Tour.
The 19 car field was led to the green flag by Fairport’s Paul Habeck and Cohocton’s Dan Kuhn but it was Steve Collins who would jump out to the lead on lap two from starting third. On lap four however, Jared Zimbardi would take the race lead from Collins as he stared fifth on the grid.
As laps ticked away, Justin Barger, seventh would quickly become a threat for the race lead as lap traffic became a conflict in the second half of the race. The battle for third also heated up between Steve Collins, Paul Habeck and George Suprick. Collins was able to use the bottom line of the track to finally grab the advantage and secure himself as the third place runner and try to track down the two race leaders in Zimbardi and Barger.
Zimbardi, however would use lap traffic to his advantage to keep Barger from making any ground him and as the checkered flag was displayed, it was Zimbardi finally parking it in victory lane for the first time in his career after having struggles in the past at the always tricky 1/3 Mile Woodhull Raceway bull ring.
Barger would have to settle for second, with Steve Collins completing the podium finish. Qualifying heat wins went to Justin Barger, Paul Habeck, and Chuck Hebing. Jordan Thomas would pick up the Evingham Site Excavation Dash win.
With the win, Zimbardi would also pick up the Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the deal’ racing bonus worth $50.00. Stampede Steakhouse awards the final driver to take the checkered flag after the completion of the A-Main, that award was given to Tyler Graves. Dave Just, was unable to complete his qualifying heat and would have to start 18th in the A-Main. A tenth place finish was worthy enough to pick up the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ award which is also worth $50.00.
The Patriot Sprint Tour will continue its busy month of June as the series heads to Outlaw Speedway on Friday, June 17, which is a make-up date from May 6. Then on Saturday, the series will head to Selinsgrove Speedway for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial that pays $2,571 to the winner Saturday, June 18, 2016.
Please be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com, to like ‘Patriot Sprint Tour’ on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on twitter and Instagram.
The Patriot Sprint Tour is a 360 Sprint Car Series that visits tracks in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario.

Woodhull Raceway Results- June 11
Evingham Site Excavation Night
Heat 1: Justin Barger, Dan Kuhn, Steve Collins, Steve Glover, Dane Lorenc, Tyler Graves, Dan Bennett
Heat 2: Paul Habeck, George Suprick, Pete Richardson, Paulie Colagiovanni, Steve Doell, Steve Hutchinson 1
Heat 3: Chuck Hebing, Darryl Ruggles, Jared Zimbardi, Jordan Thomas, Dylan Westbrook, Dave Just (DNF)
ESE Dash: Jordan Thomas, Paulie Colagiovanni, Dane Lorenc, Steve Glover, Steve Doell, Pete Richardson
A Main (25 Laps): JARED ZIMBARDI, Justin Barger, Steve Collins, George Suprick, Paul Habeck, Chuck Hebing, Dane Lorenc, Darryl Ruggles, Steve Glover, Dave Just, Jordan Thomas, Steve Hutchinson, Dylan Westbrook, Steve Doell, Paulie Colagiovanni, Dan Bennett, Pete Richardson, Tyler Graves, Dan Kuhn
Shuttleworth’s Seals the Deal Winners Bonus: Jared Zimbardi ($50.00)
Stampede Steakhouse Final Finisher ($50.00): Tyler Graves
Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the night’ ($50.00): Dave Just

 

 

Jason Barney Wins Wild Lucas Oil ESS Feature at Utica-Rome Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

VERNON, NY – Sunday night’s Utica-Rome Speedway Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) is one that won’t soon be forgotten by anyone that watched the unbelievable finish between Jason Barney and Shawn Donath. Both drivers raced hard for over the course of the 25-lap affair with Barney coming out on top. Both drivers came together as they exited turn four with Donath getting the worse end and getting upside down after the checkered.

“I didn’t really want to win it like that,” said Barney. “I feel bad for Shawn. That wasn’t intentional and I didn’t mean for that to happen. I didn’t see him there anymore. I got a good run through the corner. I didn’t want to break my momentum. I was trying to get to the checkered as fast as I could. I truly never saw him there.”

Barney won the race even though he didn’t have brakes for much of the race. The team discovered it prior to pushing onto the track for the A-Main. Even with the brake issue he was able win the feature.

“We had a good car and this was a good race track for us,” commented Barney. “We had no brakes the whole race. We had a brake leak which made us change the master cylinder. The guys threw something together so we had brakes. We did the best that we could. We got lucky.”

It was Barney’s second win of the season with his first coming on Memorial Day Weekend at the Thunder Mountain Speedway. The win allowed him to take the point lead with the series while also gaining points in both the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour and the SUNY Canton Racing Series.

Barney and Donath started on the front of the row with Barney taking the top spot on the first circuit. Barney went to his traditional lane on the inside while Donath went to the extreme top. They remained in those lanes as they swapped the lead several times in the first six laps. Donath led lap five before Barney got him back on lap six.

Caution came on lap seven before Donath had an opportunity to get back around Barney. Davie Franek, who was running fourth, spun in turn one with a broken front end. This set up the double-file restart with Barney electing the inside and Donath going to the top.

Barney beat him turns one and two before Donath blasted around him on the outside of turns three and four. From there Donath opened up a slight advantage on Barney as he took advantage of the clean air.

Traffic begin impeding Donath’s progress on lap 11. This gave Barney an opportunity to close back in on the No. 53. Even though he was in traffic, Donath was unwavering as he kept his Panther Frameworx car on the outside lane. Barney did the same by staying on the bottom.

Barney continued to chase Donath as the laps clicked off. He closed the gap each lap with Donath struggling to get by a slower car. Donath dispatched of the slower car on lap 20 as he slid up in front of the car to get by. Barney had clear track on the inside and found himself in striking distance.

Lap 23 saw the pair bumper-to-bumper at the start finish line. Donath had just enough to keep Barney’s No. 87 behind him. That changed a lap later as they raced in to turn one on the final lap. Donath went high, just like he had the entire race, and Barney placed his machine on the bottom. He got a great run and pulled in front of Donath down the backstretch for the lead.

Barney went low in three and four as Donath blasted the cushion one final time. As they came off the fourth turn Barney came off the bottom at the same Donath bounced off the outside retaining wall on the frontstretch. This caused the two to come together as the came to the checkered flag. Barney beat Donath to the line by inches with the contact causing Donath to get upside down before landing in the first turn. He was out of the car quickly and uninjured.

The second place finish for the South Onondaga, N.Y., driver was his best of the season after mechanical issues have sidelined him several times throughout the 2016 season. On this night finishing second was of little consolation after the damage done to his car.

Lucas Wolfe made his first ever visit to the Utica-Rome Speedway. The Mechanicsburg, Pa., driver challenged Larry Wight in closing laps of the main-event. Wolfe found the low groove to his liking and snuck by Wight on the final circuit to finish third after starting in eighth.

Wight finished fourth with fellow Modified regular Danny Varin finishing the race in the fifth position.

ESS/Utica-Rome Notes: A good field of 31 sprints were in the pits for the event that was rained out on May 29th…Lucas Wolfe’s run was his first ever in ESS competition, main sponsorship came from former ESS regular R.C. Faigle and Orange Crate Brewery…Davie Franek also made his first ESS start of 2016 and was fast all night until he made contact with an inside tire during the A-Main…Kelly Hebing made her first start for 2016 with a 360 from Donath Motorworx…The Lucas Oil ESS Tour will now have a weekend off before heading to Merrittville on June 26th

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main 25 Laps – Jason Barney ($2,000), Shawn Donath ($1,000), Lucas Wolfe ($800), Larry Wight ($630), Danny Varin ($530), Chuck Hebing ($470), Paul Kinney ($430), Dylan Swiernik ($420), Jeff Cook ($410), Sammy Reakes IV ($400), Bryan Howland ($360), Cory Sparks ($320), Matt Tanner ($300), Jonathan Preston ($290), Justin Barger ($285), Paulie Colagiovanni ($80), Chad Miler ($275), Mike Selter ($275), Tommy Wickham ($275), Keith Granholm ($275), Pete Richardson ($275), Dave Axton ($75), Parker Evans ($275), Davie Franek ($275).

Did Not Qualify – Tim Axton, Brandon Kidd, Dan Bennett, Denny Peebles, Kelly Hebing, Steve Hutchinson Jr., Bob Gray

Lap Leaders – Barney 1-4, Donath 5, Barney 6, Donath 7-24, Barney 25.

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Franek, Wight, Stelter, Hebing, Barger, Miller

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Wolfe, Varin, Wickham, Kinney, Howland, Tanner

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Barney, Evans, Donath, Reakes IV, Preston, Sparks

Einstein Construction Group/Cobra Coaches Dash – Howland, Barger, Tanner, Miller, Preston, Sparks

Lacaillade Masonry B-Man – Cook, Richardson, Granholm, Swiernik

Provisional – D. Axton, Colagiovanni

BONUSES:

Einstein Construction Group/Cobra Coaches Dash – Howland ($100), Barger ($75), Tanner ($50), Miller ($25), Preston $25), Sparks ($25)

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Swiernik (14 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Donath $50

E&V Energy – Hebing and Barger $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary – Richardson $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Varin $35

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time – Franek, Howland, Donath $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Franek, Wolfe, Barney $25

911 Restoration – Cook, Howland $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – None - $300 at Merrittville June 26th

Hoosier Tires – Tanner $200

Vahlco Wheels – Hebing $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

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!!

 

 

Double-X Speedway
California, MO
June 12,2016
For Immediate Release--

Battle of the Badges night at Double-X Speedway

Sunday Night Thunder at Double-X Speedway in California, MO featured the annual "Battle of the Badges" event featuring law enforcement officers from various agencies racing to raise money for the Shriners. The action on the track was highlighted by Fred Stotler winning the battle but the highlight of the evening was the drivers of the badges cars collecting money to donate for their featured charity. By going through the stands at intermission and passing their helmets, the winner donating his first place check, and adding this to the money they raised leading up to the event, the organization donated almost $3000 to the Shriners to put to use in their network of Childrens Hospitals across the US. On hand to accept the donations were local members of the Shrine and some young patients who have received help from the organization. In the feature event, Fred Stotler took home the victory followed by Kyle McIntyre, Mike Demkowicz, Nick Stobbart and Mike Pierson in the top five. Completing the field were Jason Conn, Russel Wheat, Waylon Coontz, Mike Saunders and Clay Allen. Stotler and McIntyre claimed the heat races.

After a busy weekend of racing some intrepid sprint car drivers provided the fans some real excitement in their feature event. Familiar face Jonathan Cornell took the lead on the green with Taylor Walton close behind in second. This quick duo would separate themselves from the rest of the field running one-two the majority of the race. Cornell and Walton would deal with lapped cars multiple times during the event with Walton able to overtake Cornell on lap 22. The lead was short lived as Cornell would slip by to take the lead on the following lap with Walton right behind. Cornell would take the win, Walton finished a very strong second, furious racing behind he leaders saw Tyler Blank finish third, Broc Elliott claimed fourth and Miles Paulus rounded out the top five. Ben Brown and AJ Wirts completed the field. Cornell claimed the heat race earlier in the evening.

The Super Stock class saw the latest edition of the Henson sibling rivalry take place with Derek Henson prevailing. This victory helped him maintain his slight edge in the point battle over younger brother Cole who pressured his brother the entire 15 lap feature event. Dale Berry followed the brother act under the checkered to claim third, Mark Davis finished fourth and Destiny Dowell finished fifth. Harlan Dowell was sixth, Evan Hays seventh, James Keeran eighth and John Clancy Jr, ninth. Both Hensons claimed their respective heat race events.

The 600cc Micro Sprints completed the card for the evening with Ayrton Gennetten claiming another feature victory. Kameron Key, tied for the point lead heading into the eveing finished a strong second, Tom Curran was third, Quintin Benson was fourth and Kaitlyn Boland completed the top five. Brian Lunsford was sixth, Marcus Mendez finished seventh, Mitch Workman was eighth, Austin Crane ninth and Nick Rasa tenth. Gennetten claimed the heat race.

Next Sunday night, join us in celebrating Father's Day at Double-X. The ASCS Warrior Region will be returning for their second event at the track this season. With the ASCS National Speedweek wrapping up the night before, you never know which drivers might be on hand in the Sprint Cars. Thanks to all of the fans, drivers,crews and sponsors for your support of Double-X Speedway. We strive to promote a family friendly environment for weekly dirt track racing in Missouri.

Double-X Speedway Resuts
June 12, 2016

"Battle of the Badges"
Feature-
1. 18S-Fred Stotler, St. Charles County PD; 2. 501- Kyle McIntyre, Holts Summit PD; 3. 1049-Mike Demkowicz, Fulton Reception & Diagnostic Center; 4. 515-Nick Stobbart, Holts Summit PD; 5. 293-Mike Pierson, O'Fallon PD;6.16-Jason Conn, Miller County Sheriff;s Office; 7. 257 Russell Wheat, Fulton Reception & Diagnostic Center; 8. 19-Waylon Coontz, Algoa Correction Center; 9. 1521-Mike Saunders, Fulton Reception & Diagnostic Center;10. 526-Clay Allen, Holts Summit PD.

Heat 1-
1. Stotler; 2. Demkowicz; 3.Saunders; 4. Stobbart; 5. Wheat
Heat 2-
1. McIntyre; 2. Coontz; 3.Pierson; 4. Conn; 5.Allen

Winged Sprint Cars-
Feature-
1.28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 3. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 4. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 5. 48-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 6.49B-Ben Brown, Marshall;7. XX-AJ Wirts, California

Heat-
1. Cornell; 2. Walton; 3.Brown; 4. Blank; 5. Paulus; 6. Wirts; 7. Elliott

Super Stocks-
Feature-
1. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 2. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 3. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 4, 56-Mark Davis; 5. 29D-Destiny Dowell, Tipton; 6. 29- Harlan Dowell, Tipton; 7. 7-Evan Hays, California; 8. 52J-James Keeran, California; 9. 8-John Clancy,Jr., California

Heat 1-
1. C. Henson; 2. Clancy, Jr,; 3. D. Dowell; 4. Keeran
Heat 2-
1. D. Henson; 2. H. Dowell; 3. Davis; 4. Berry; 5. Hays

600cc Micro SPrints-
Feature-
1. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills; 2. 7JR-Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 3. 11-Tom Curran, Kansas City; 4. 15B-Quintin Benson, Sweet Springs; 5. 15-Kaitlyn Boland, Columbia; 6. 8-Brian Lunsford, Marshall; 7. 26-Marcus Mendez, Boonville; 8. 22A-Mitch Workman, Belle; 9. 02-Austin Crane, Columbia; 10. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia

Heat-
1. Gennetten; 2. Key; 3. Curran; 4. Boland; 5. Rasa; 6. Benson; 7. Lunsford; 8. Mendez; 9. Crane; 10. Workman

 

 

Brenden Bright Sweeps the Weekend, Wins Third of the Year at Susquehanna

York Haven, PA
June 12th, 2016

Brenden Bright of Collegville, PA won his fourth Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic ARDC presented by Autobahn Indoor Speedway of the season and swept the USAC Eastern Storm at Williams Grove and Susquehanna Speedway. Bright started 5th in his number 92 Presidential HVAC, WeeBee Audio Video, A main Motors, Bad Ass Racing Oil midget and made his way through the field to take the lead at the line on lap 9.

PJ Gargiulo and Brett Wanner led the field to the green with the 5 of Gargiulo taking the lead. One of ARDC’s hottest drivers this year Brett Arndt moved into second and began to pressure PJ. Arndt made his move coming out of turn four on lap six to take the lead at the line, but Gargiulo countered coming into turn one and two trying to power back by Arndt. It wasn’t meant to be for the ARDC veteran as he caught the inside berm coming out of turn four and spun ending his chances for victory.

The Essay Racing 46 of Arndt led the field to the green on the restart with Bright ready to make his move for the lead. The leaders would come to the line side by side to start lap nine with Bright taking the lead for good going into turn one and two. The Heffner Racing 27 once again being driven by Bryan Clausen moved into second on lap ten and set his sights on the leader Bright. Clausen’s pursuit would end on lap fifteen when he shredded a tire going into turn one bringing out the final caution flag of the race.

The final restart saw Bright set sail and leave the field behind. Trevor Kobylardz battled Arndt for second eventually taking the spot for his second second place of the weekend. Arndt would settle for third with Ryan Greth fourth and Alex Bright fifth.

Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic ARDC presented by Auto Bahn Indoor Speedway Results:

#92 Brenden Bright
#14 Trevor Kobylardz
#46 Brett Arndt
#4 Ryan Greth
#77 Alex Bright
#95 Brady Bacon
#27 Bryan Clausen
#5 PJ Gargiulo
#99g Justin Grosz
#25k Kyle Spence
#44 Brett Wanner
#14b Rohan Beasley


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Waynesfield Raceway Park
 

Hannagan Takes NRA Victory at Waynesfield
June 11, 2016

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (6/11/16) – After a one-month hiatus due to heavy rains and stormy weather, drivers and fans returned to Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. Meet the drivers night presented by the Howard Johnson Inn of Lima was the first meet and greet race of the year, allowing fans to get up close and personal with each of the weekend warriors. The warm temperatures combined with the cabin fever racers were feeling made for some close wheel to wheel racing in all classes.

The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders had a strong field of 21 cars sign in to compete. Former World of Outlaw Randy Hannagan and Butch Schroeder led the field to the opening green flag. Hannagan took the lead into turn one and began to pull away from the field. The lead Hannagan was able to build in the opening laps made it seem like he was going to run away with the race. That was far from true as Tim Allison turned on the jets from his outside row three starting spot. Allison managed to muscle around Hannagan for the lead. With Hannagan shuffled back to second, Butch Schroeder had a new driver to battle with for the runner-up spot. Shawn Dancer, who looked on made a run and began to fall back in the field as the race progressed. The same story applied for Ron Blair and JR Stewart. Blair and Stewart found some momentum midway through the race but ran out of steam as the laps began to wind down. With under-five to go, Allsion and Hannagan were side-by-side lap after lap. The pair traded slidejobs hoping they could get the car to stick along the cushion. With the white flag in the air, Hannagan pushed his 22H to the cushion for the lead. Allison tried to throw the block but could not get enough traction on the bottom giving the win to Randy Hannagan. Max Stambaugh, who watched the front battle progress, came home second shuffling Tim Allison back to third. Butch Schroder, Randy Hannagan, and Nick Roberts claimed the heat race victories.

The Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprint cars took the track for 25 laps of action. The field of 20 was led to the opening green flag by the 18 of Todd Keen and the 5A of Toby Alfrey. The race was imminently halted as Paul Dues got together with Kevin Myers, collecting Mike Miller in the process, in turn two. All drivers climbed out from behind the wheel uninjured. Once racing resumed, Todd Keen took the early lead with Lee Underwood and Matt Goodnight challenging for the lead. Underwood and Goodnight went wheel-to-wheel in the early stages as Keen tried to build up a lead. No matter what Keen did, he only could keep about a half second lead over Underwood and Goodnight. Luke Hall, who started on the inside of row four, came out of nowhere and began slicing his way through the field. As the field came to the cross flags, Hall began to work on Underwood and Goodnight. Now in second, Hall set his sights on Keen. Hall went to the cushion out of turn two and right on the backend of Keen. The following lap, Hall went into the turn so hard, he had to hit the brakes from making contact with Keen. Luke Hall stayed persistent and managed to get around Keen late in the race for the victory. Matt Goodnight managed to get around Keen coming to the line to take home second. Todd Keen was scored coming home third. Steve Irwin, Luke Hall, and Mike Miller picked up the heat race wins.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints had a powerful field of 26 cars signed in to compete. The A-main saw Anthony Haas and Austin Powell leading the field of 21 starters to the opening green flag. The race started rocky for the 1H of Korbyn Hayslett. Hayslett brought out the caution with mechanical trouble. Chris Bounds managed to jump out to the early lead from his inside row two starting spot. Rod Henning turned the jets on as he began to fly through the field from his inside row four starting spot. Henning was so fast, he managed to move into the top five on the opening lap. Chase Dunham made his way into the second spot and ready to challenge Bounds for the lead. It took Dunham some time to reel in the driver from Sabina, Ohio who was starting to get into some lap traffic. With under five laps to go, Dunham was knocking at the back door. Bounds put a block on Dunham exiting turn two but Dunham managed to make the slider stick out of turn four. With just three to go, Dunham cleared Bounds to take the lead. Dunham went on to win the A-main. Chris Bounds, who led much of the A-main, finished in the second spot with Rod Henning finishing in third. Korbyn Hayslett, Chas Dunham, and Brad Strunk picked up the heat race victories. Christopher Whipple claimed the 10 lap B-main victory.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks continued with a strong truck count. Matt Twining and Korey Critchfield led the field of 20 to the opening green flag. The front row had their hands full from the drop of the green flag with a group of challengers ready to make a run for the lead. Mike Hicks was one of the first in that group of trucks ready to make a move. Riding the cushion out of turn one, Hicks found himself on the outside looking in at the top spot. A move on Twining for the lead was successful moving Hicks to the lead. With Mike Hicks in the lead, his brother Chris Hicks wanted to make the race a family affair. Moving into the second spot, it was Hicks first and second as laps began to wind down. Chris Hicks made a run on Mike for the lead but Mike shut the door. Contact on the back bumper and pressure on the inside was not enough giving Mike Hicks the win. Chris Hicks came home in second with Bill Keeler threading the needle late in the race for a third place finish. The top three finishers also picked up the heat race victories.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compact race was also a family affair. The field of 12 came to the opening green flag to round out the night of racing. James Sorrell, who started deep in the field, became slow in the very early stages of the A-main with car trouble. The first battle to developed was one for the fifth spot between Justin Durflinger and Andru Troyer. That battle then encompassed the front of the field making the lead back all jockey for position. The Yoder duo, David and Harvey stole the spotlight as they moved themselves into the top spots. Harvey led onto the race lead holding off David who was challenging behind him. David put some throttle into turn three bumping on Harvey’s backdoor. The dust settled with Harvey Yoder getting the win. David Yoder came home second with Andru Troyer having a great night finishing in third. James Sorrell and Harvey Yoder took home the heat race wins.

The 34th Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket makes a stop at Waynesfield next Saturday night, June 18th with a visit from the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders also join the Speedweek program. Grandstands gates open at 5PM with the first green flag of the night flying at 7PM. All the latest Waynesfield Raceway Park news and information can be found online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, by liking Waynesfield Raceway Park on Facebook, and by following @OfficialWRP on Twitter.

RACE RESULTS
K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. B20-Butch Schroder[1] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer [4] ; 3. 35B-Ron Blair [7] ; 4. 16B-Dakota Busche[2] ; 5. 30-Hud Horton [6] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [5] ; 7. 11N-Ed Neumeister[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [3] ; 2. 6s-JR Stewart [1] ; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh [7] ; 4. 23-Devon Dobie [2] ; 5. 10J-Jarrod Delong [4] ; 6. 6-Sean Hosey [6] ; 7. 15-Brandon Ferguson [5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 12-Nick Roberts[2] ; 2. 11-Tim Allison [5] ; 3. 28-Phil Gressman[3] ; 4. 17-Jared Horstman [6] ; 5. 57-Mike Dunlap[4] ; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams [7] ; 7. 23M-Jack Miller [1]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [1] ; 2. 5M-Max Stambaugh [8] ; 3. 11-Tim Allison [6] ; 4. B20-Butch Schroder[2] ; 5. 35B-Ron Blair [7] ; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer [4] ; 7. 17-Jared Horstman [12] ; 8. 6s-JR Stewart [5] ; 9. 23-Devon Dobie [11] ; 10. 28-Phil Gressman[9] ; 11. 57-Mike Dunlap[15] ; 12. 30-Hud Horton [13] ; 13. 10J-Jarrod Delong [14] ; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron [16] ; 15. 12-Nick Roberts[3] ; 16. 11N-Ed Neumeister[19] ; 17. 5W-Jeff Williams [18] ; 18. 15-Brandon Ferguson [20] ; 19. 23M-Jack Miller [21] ; 20. 6-Sean Hosey [17] ; 21. 16B-Dakota Busche[10]


Satellite Connections Non Wings

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. O-STEVE IRWIN [6] ; 2. 54-MATT WESTFALL [1] ; 3. 5A-Toby Alfrey[3] ; 4. 17-Kevin Myers[5] ; 5. OC-CHRIS VANDEWINE [7] ; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] ; 7. 19-MATT COOLEY [2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 9N-Luke Hall[1] ; 2. 39-MATT GOODNIGHT[4] ; 3. 18-TODD KEEN[3] ; 4. 21-TRAVIS HERY [2] ; 5. 42-Conner Donelson[6] ; 6. 37-Noah Dunlap[7] ; 7. 74-Drew Rader[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 3. 21K-Kody Swanson[5] ; 4. 87-Paul Dues[3] ; 5. 63D-Jim Dues[6] ; 6. 24A-Austin Troyer[4]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 9N-Luke Hall[7] ; 2. 39-MATT GOODNIGHT[4] ; 3. 18-TODD KEEN[1] ; 4. 54-MATT WESTFALL [5] ; 5. 24L-Lee Underwood[3] ; 6. 74-Drew Rader[20] ; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[16] ; 8. 21-TRAVIS HERY [11] ; 9. O-STEVE IRWIN [8] ; 10. 63D-Jim Dues[15] ; 11. 87-Paul Dues[12] ; 12. 42-Conner Donelson[14] ; 13. OC-CHRIS VANDEWINE [13] ; 14. 24A-Austin Troyer[18] ; 15. 37-Noah Dunlap[17] ; 16. 21K-Kody Swanson[9] ; 17. 19-MATT COOLEY [19] ; 18. 5A-Toby Alfrey[2] ; 19. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 20. 17-Kevin Myers[10]


Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[1] ; 2. 65-Chris Bounds[3] ; 3. 10H-Rod Henning[9] ; 4. 21B-Ryan Barr[5] ; 5. 33-Andrew Heitkamp[7] ; 6. 2-DILAN ALLAGREE [6] ; 7. 22K-Justin Kirk[4] ; 8. 44L-Audisty Brunk[8] ; 9. 7X-Taylor Cox[2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 66-Chase Dunham[3] ; 2. 17P-Austin Powell[2] ; 3. 22-Gunnar Lucius[5] ; 4. 328-Becca Stiefel[8] ; 5. 22B-BRAD RACER [7] ; 6. 3J-JOE ALLAGREE [6] ; 7. 6M-EDDIE MEHL [9] ; 8. 7M-Mike Hessel[1] ; 9. 48D-Dylan Troyer[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 23S-Brad Strunk[4] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] ; 3. 22A-Kobe Allison[8] ; 4. 42-Ty Tilton[7] ; 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[6] ; 6. 44-NICK DAUGHERTY [3] ; 7. 44w-Christopher Whipple[1] ; 8. 11-Corey Bedwell[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 44w-Christopher Whipple[6] ; 2. 2-DILAN ALLAGREE [1] ; 3. 11-Corey Bedwell[9] ; 4. 3J-JOE ALLAGREE [2] ; 5. 7X-Taylor Cox[10] ; 6. 22K-Justin Kirk[4] ; 7. 6M-EDDIE MEHL [5] ; 8. 7M-Mike Hessel[8] ; 9. 44L-Audisty Brunk[7] ; 10. 44-NICK DAUGHERTY [3] ; 11. 48D-Dylan Troyer[11]

A-Main 1 - (0 Laps)
1. 66-Chase Dunham[5] ; 2. 65-Chris Bounds[3] ; 3. 10H-Rod Henning[7] ; 4. 23S-Brad Strunk[4] ; 5. 22-Gunnar Lucius[8] ; 6. 42-Ty Tilton[12] ; 7. 22A-Kobe Allison[9] ; 8. 22B-BRAD RACER [14] ; 9. 21B-Ryan Barr[10] ; 10. 81H-Anthony Haas[1] ; 11. 11-Corey Bedwell[18] ; 12. 328-Becca Stiefel[11] ; 13. 7X-Taylor Cox[20] ; 14. 3J-JOE ALLAGREE [19] ; 15. 44w-Christopher Whipple[16] ; 16. 2-DILAN ALLAGREE [17] ; 17. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[6] ; 18. 17P-Austin Powell[2] ; 19. 28K-Ron Kimmel[15] ; 20. 33-Andrew Heitkamp[13]


Block Insurance Tough Trucks

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 20K-Bill Keeler[6] ; 2. 37J-Roy Miller[1] ; 3. 25G-Gabe Twining[5] ; 4. 24C-Neal Carter[4] ; 5. 17H-Kelcey Helmig[2] ; 6. A5-AUSTIN HARDIN[3] ; 7. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 33-Michael Hicks[7] ; 2. 26-Korey Critchfield[4] ; 3. 87-Chris Anderson[6] ; 4. 17D-DEVON HELMIG [3] ; 5. 67-Kyle Fields[5] ; 6. 22-AARON MYERS [1] ; 7. RK-1-Gerry Keysor[2]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 71-Chris Hicks[3] ; 2. 1W-Matt Twining[6] ; 3. 0-John Sanford[4] ; 4. 24F-Frankie Weigt[5] ; 5. 11-Tony Boneta[2] ; 6. 316-Ben Hower[1]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)
1. 33-Michael Hicks[5] ; 2. 71-Chris Hicks[4] ; 3. 20K-Bill Keeler[6] ; 4. 25G-Gabe Twining[7] ; 5. 37J-Roy Miller[3] ; 6. 24C-Neal Carter[10] ; 7. 1W-Matt Twining[1] ; 8. 316-Ben Hower[18] ; 9. RK-1-Gerry Keysor[20] ; 10. 17H-Kelcey Helmig[13] ; 11. 67-Kyle Fields[14] ; 12. 17D-DEVON HELMIG [11] ; 13. A5-AUSTIN HARDIN[16] ; 14. 24F-Frankie Weigt[12] ; 15. 22-AARON MYERS [17] ; 16. 87-Chris Anderson[8] ; 17. 26-Korey Critchfield[2] ; 18. 11-Tony Boneta[15] ; 19. 0-John Sanford[9]


Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 34-James Sorrell[3] ; 2. 63-NICHOLAS BERTKE [1] ; 3. 00-Terry Klopfenstein[4] ; 4. 17-JUSTIN DURFLINGER [7] ; 5. 30-Keith Staley[2] ; 6. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[6] ; 7. 2Z-Matt McKinnon[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 82-Harvey Yoder[2] ; 2. 85-Nick Glasgow[5] ; 3. 95-David Yoder[6] ; 4. 72A-Andru Troyer[3] ; 5. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[4] ; 6. 1A-Alison Butler[1]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)


1. 82-Harvey Yoder[5] ; 2. 95-David Yoder[1] ; 3. 72A-Andru Troyer[8] ; 4. 17-JUSTIN DURFLINGER [7] ; 5. 63-NICHOLAS BERTKE [4] ; 6. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[10] ; 7. 2Z-Matt McKinnon[13] ; 8. 85-Nick Glasgow[3] ; 9. 00-Terry Klopfenstein[2] ; 10. 1A-Alison Butler[12] ; 11. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[11] ; 12. 34-James Sorrell[6]

 

 

Fremont Speedway
 

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Craig Mintz turned disappointment into elation Saturday at Fremont Speedway. The Gibsonburg, Ohio driver would dominate the 410 sprint feature on Vision Quest Night, leading all 30 laps for his first win of 2016.

Mintz now has 10 career victories at “The Track That Action Built” and gained valuable points in his chase to win a third Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series presented by KS Sales and Service title and the $10,000 payday.

The previous night Mintz struggled at Attica Raceway Park, but his performance at Fremont rewarded his team’s hard work. The 30-lap feature would go non-stop and only took a little over eight minutes to complete.

Mintz’ victory coupled with Byron Reed’s win the previous night at Attica meant a sweep for the “North.” The weekend was the first “North verses South” event which pitted the FAST teams against the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS). The rivalry continues on Aug. 20 when the FAST competitors travel south to Atomic Speedway to once again battle the OSCS.

“These guys behind me put a heck of a race car together and I just drove the thing. I’m glad to be up here on Legends Night. I think I won this a couple of years ago when Alvin (Roepke, owner of Vision Quest) did this. Track position when you have this good of a group of drivers is everything. If you start in the first two rows you had better win a race. We struggled last night but hopefully we can keep this momentum going,” Mintz said beside his Real Geese Decoys, Eagle Ignition Products, Real Archery Targets, KS Sales and Service, Ti22 Performance, Shetzer Insurance, Story Equipment, S&S Builder’s Linder’s Speed Equipment, Real Caps backed machine.

The day began at Fremont Speedway with the eighth annual induction ceremonies for the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame. A packed grandstands witnessed drivers Dave Blaney, Bobby Sears Jr., Ron Leaser and Joe Keegan be enshrined in the hall of fame along with mechanic/race car builders Dick Willey and Paul Kistler; car owners Roy and Keith Pierce, Len Maloy and Vince Fisher; and lifetime contributor Larry Nuber.

The night’s racing also included the third Annual Race of Legends, which pits drivers ages 50 and over who haven’t raced in the past two years in 305 sprint cars was, well, legendary. Lockbourne, Ohio’s Rodney Duncan, a former staple with the All Star Circuit of Champions, took the lead with just six laps to go after a great battle with Benny Bowman and Eric Rankine and drove to his fifth career win at Fremont.

Duncan piloted the Rich Farmer owned 305 sprint car normally driven by 2015 rookie of the year, his son, Kyle Farmer.

“These are real race cars. Hats off to all the guys that race these every week because you have to race them. It was a blast. I have to say the old school ‘get your elbows up’ with these new cars don’t work. With those high side panels I kept getting my elbow caught on the outside of the car and I had to readjust my style a little bit,” Duncan said.

“I can’t thank Rich Farmer, his son Kyle and his guys enough. This is so cool. I love it and I appreciate all the fans sticking around. This is great,” Duncan added.

In the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models, Wayne, Ohio’s John Brooks held off Chester Fitch on a restart with just two laps remaining and drove to his third victory of the season. It was Brooks’ fifth career win at Fremont.

“That was a workout to say the least. I have to thank Rusty Schlenk race cars, Foster’s Auto Repair over in Wayne, Ohio, Snack Time Vending of Celina, Jerry Bowersock, my crew chief Chris Watson and my wife and family,” Brooks said in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Kent Brewer tailgated Shawn Valenti the entire last half of the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature. But, Valenti never made a mistake and led all 15 laps for his fourth victory of the season. The win was the 29th of Valenti’s career at Fremont and moves him into a tie for 15th on the track’s all-time win list.

“This is cool to win with all these old timers here. I grew up watching these guys here and to see them back on the track is pretty awesome,” said Valenti in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“I know one bobble and Kent’s there to capitalize. He’s a heck of a racer and we always put on a pretty good battle. I have to thank Jeff Babcock, Craig Miller Trucking, Real Geese Decoys, Dave Story Equipment and Gressman Powersports,” Valenti added.

Mintz and Cole Duncan brought the field to green for the 30-lap, $3,000-to-win Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 sprint feature with Mintz diving to the bottom groove to grab the lead. Duncan settled into second with a great battle for third between Broc Martin, Chris Andrews, Bryan Lay and Jordan Ryan.

Mintz quickly built a sizable lead and raced into lapped traffic by the eighth circuit. Lapped traffic allowed Duncan to edge closer to the leader with Andrews, Martin, Ryan and Byron Reed in pursuit.

Mintz patiently picked his way through the lapped cars, narrowly escaping contact on several occasions. Once cleared of the traffic Mintz again pulled away as Duncan ran unchallenged in second. Meanwhile the battle for third continued between Andrews, Martin and now Reed.

With eight laps to go Mintz held a five second lead over Duncan with Reed now applying pressure to Andrews for third. Mintz drove away the remainder of the race for the win over Duncan, Reed, Andrews and Martin.

“When you get into lapped cars like that…there’s nothing they can do…they’re racing hard too. There’s a groove on the bottom and one slip up and you hope you get by them,” Mintz said.

In the 25-lap Race of Legends Benny Bowman and Kenny Clark Jr. brought the field to green with Bowman grabbing the lead over Rankine, Clark, Duncan, Chris Nagy and Paul Taschler. Bowman pulled away as Rankine settled into second while Clark and Duncan battled hard for third.

While battling for third Clark spun on lap seven, wiping out a big lead for Bowman. On the restart Bowman, a veteran racer from Shelby, Ohio, now had to battle Rankine as Duncan, David Harrison and Clay Keim gave chase.

The race’s final caution – for debris – on lap 10 set up a classic shoot-out. When the green flew Bowman again pulled away slightly with Rankine and Duncan battling hard for second. Duncan, one of the few cars to utilize the track’s middle groove, took second on lap 12 and started chipping away at Bowman’s lead.

With 10 laps to go Rankine had rallied and along with Duncan closed on Bowman. The leaders hit lapped traffic on lap 18 and now Bowman, Rankine and Duncan were involved in tremendous battle. Duncan drove around Bowman into the lead on lap 19 and Rankine took second a circuit later. With four laps to go the cars on the move were Harrison and Keim along with National Sprint Car Hall of Fame member Kenny Jacobs who had driven from 16th to sixth.

Once in the lead Duncan pulled away slightly from Rankine who had his hands full with Harrison. When the checkers flew Duncan would take the win over Rankine, Harrison, Keim and Jacobs.

The 15-lap dirt truck feature saw only two cautions – a debris yellow after the first lap, and another on lap 7. Valenti seemed to have the race in the bag early, but Kent Brewer worked his way to the front and by half-way was right on the rear bumper of Valenti.

Valenti and Brewer pulled away from the field while a great battle ensued for third involving Dana Frey, Dustin Keegan, Cory McCaughey, Keith Sorg and Brad Stuckey.

Valenti withstood Brewer’s pressure and drove to the win with Frey taking a solid third and Keegan and Sorg rounding out the top five.

In the 15-lap late model feature pole-sitter Brooks grabbed the early lead over Chester Fitch, Matt Shipley and Ky Harper. A caution for a Brandon Perkins spin after two laps were complete kept the field close. When the green flew Brooks consistently hit his marks to maintain his lead over a determined Fitch with Shipley, Harper and Tim Sabo battling hard for third.

A caution for a Jamie Miller, Steve Sabo tangle with two laps remaining put Fitch right on Brooks’ bumper. But, Brooks didn’t bobble and drove to the win over Fitch, Shipley, Harper and Tim Sabo.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, June 25 (rain date of Sunday) for a $5,000-to-win 410 sprint Buckeye State Blow-Out on Ludwig Propane Night. The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks and McCullough Industries 602 Late Models will also be in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Vision Quest Night

Starting position [*]

305 Sprints – Race of Legends

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 99-Eric Rankine[1] ; 2. 44-Rodney Duncan[6] ; 3. 10-David Harrison[4] ; 4. 31-Harry Kresser[3] ; 5. 99F-Lee French[2] ; 6. 32H-Kenny Jacobs[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 48M-Rick Unger[1] ; 2. 8-Chris Nagy[5] ; 3. 8K-Kenny Clark[3] ; 4. 6-Steve Liskai[2] ; 5. 85-Randy Curlis[6] ; 6. 18R-Ray Moon[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 1X-Benny Bowman[1] ; 2. 16T-Paul Taschler[5] ; 3. 22-Clay Keim[4] ; 4. 2N-Brian Neeb[2] ; 5. K5-Joey Keegan[6] ; 6. 16-Jerry Nemire[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 44-Rodney Duncan[6] ; 2. 99-Eric Rankine[3] ; 3. 10-David Harrison[9] ; 4. 22-Clay Keim[7] ; 5. 32H-Kenny Jacobs[16] ; 6. 8-Chris Nagy[2] ; 7. 1X-Benny Bowman[1] ; 8. 48M-Rick Unger[8] ; 9. 16T-Paul Taschler[4] ; 10. K5-Joey Keegan[15] ; 11. 85-Randy Curlis[14] ; 12. 2N-Brian Neeb[12] ; 13. 31-Harry Kresser[10] ; 14. 6-Steve Liskai[11] ; 15. 16-Jerry Nemire[18] ; 16. 99F-Lee French[13] ; 17. 8K-Kenny Clark[5]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Fricker’s Qualifying

1.45L-Brian Lay, 13.064; 2.83M-Broc Martin, 13.114; 3.22-Cole Duncan, 13.163; 4.09-Craig Mintz, 13.177; 5.56R-Ryan Myers, 13.261; 6.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.265; 7.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.289; 8.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.330; 9.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.348; 10.9R-Jordan Ryan, 13.348; 11.73-Chris Andrews, 13.400; 12.5-Byron Reed, 13.402; 13.23-DJ Foos, 13.492; 14.60-Jody Keegan, 13.517; 15.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.544; 16.9-Jimmy Colvin, 13.659; 17.27-Beau Stewart, 13.668; 18.14H-Todd Heller, 13.700; 19.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.707; 20.2+-Brian Smith, 13.790; 21.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.955; 22.12-Dan Harding, 14.038; 23.8J-Jess Stiger, 14.094; 24.40-Mark Imler, 14.163; 25.57-Gary Edwards, 14.177; 26.4-Danny Smith, 14.398; 27.8-David Smith, 14.434; 28.14-Daryl Daugherty, 15.744; 29.96AU-Bruce White, 45.892; 30.22D-Josh Davis, 99.150; 31.1K-Joey Pendergrass, 99.990;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 9R-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 2. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 4. 56R-Ryan Myers[5] ; 5. 57-Gary Edwards[7] ; 6. 96AU-Bruce White[8] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[1] ; 8. 27-Beau Stewart[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 60-Jody Keegan[3] ; 2. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 3. 12-Dan Harding[1] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 5. 14H-Todd Heller[2] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 8. 22D-Josh Davis[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 2. 8J-Jess Stiger[1] ; 3. 73-Chris Andrews[4] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 6. 8-David Smith[7] ; 7. 1K-Joey Pendergrass[8] ; 8. 46AU-Stuart Williams[3]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[6] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 4. 40-Mark Imler[1] ; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[3] ; 6. 33M-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 7. 14-Daryl Daugherty[7]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 4. 14H-Todd Heller[8] ; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 6. 8-David Smith[11] ; 7. 9-Jimmy Colvin[6] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[12] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[13] ; 10. 22D-Josh Davis[14] ; 11. 1K-Joey Pendergrass[15] ; 12. 57-Gary Edwards[10] ; 13. 27-Beau Stewart[7] ; 14. 22B-Ryan Broughton[9] ; 15. 46AU-Stuart Williams[5]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)

1. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 4. 73-Chris Andrews[7] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 7. 9R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 8. 16-Stuart Brubaker[13] ; 9. 23-DJ Foos[9] ; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[16] ; 11. 4-Danny Smith[20] ; 12. 12-Dan Harding[17] ; 13. 33M-Caleb Griffith[12] ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[15] ; 15. 40-Mark Imler[19] ; 16. 60-Jody Keegan[10] ; 17. 14H-Todd Heller[14] ; 18. 8J-Jess Stiger[18] ; 19. 56R-Ryan Myers[5] ; 20. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11]

Hard Charger: 4-Danny Smith +9

Dirt Trucks – Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[2] ; 2. 7f-Dana Frey[1] ; 3. 4x-Brian Sorg[5] ; 4. 37-Eric DeVanna[4] ; 5. 99-Gene Potridge[6] ; 6. 51W-Thomas Anderson[7] ; 7. 33-Jeff Ward[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[2] ; 3. 5s-Brad Stuckey[5] ; 4. 16-Jim Holcomb[6] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[4] ; 6. 72-Eric Potridge[3] ; 7. 6K-Todd Keegan[7]

Heat 3 (8 Laps)

1. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[6] ; 3. 22-Brandon Leighton[4] ; 4. 721-John Martis[5] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[2] ; 6. J7-John Jones[3]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[4] ; 3. 7f-Dana Frey[3] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 5. 4s-Keith Sorg[7] ; 6. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[2] ; 7. 5s-Brad Stuckey[8] ; 8. 4x-Brian Sorg[9] ; 9. 16-Jim Holcomb[6] ; 10. 99-Gene Potridge[11] ; 11. J7-John Jones[18] ; 12. 9-Curt Inks[14] ; 13. 37-Eric DeVanna[12] ; 14. 33-Jeff Ward[17] ; 15. 721-John Martis[20] ; 16. 22-Brandon Leighton[10] ; 17. 26-Kyle Lagrou[13] ; 18. 51W-Thomas Anderson[16] ; 19. 72-Eric Potridge[15]

Hard Charger: J7-John Jones +7

602 Late Models – McCollugh Industries

Heat 1 (6 Laps)

1. 101-Chester Fitch[1] ; 2. 44-Matt Shipley[5] ; 3. 98-Tim Sabo[2] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 5. 04-Jeff Hites[3] ; 6. 43k-John Williams[7] ; 7. 27K-Jay King[4]

Heat 2 (6 Laps)

1. 00-John Brooks[1] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[2] ; 3. 01-Brandon Perkins[4] ; 4. 16-Steve Sabo[3] ; 5. 4M-Jamie Miller[6] ; 6. 20X-Kyle Dukeshire[5]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)

1. 00-John Brooks[1] ; 2. 101-Chester Fitch[3] ; 3. 44-Matt Shipley[2] ; 4. 34-Ky Harper[4] ; 5. 98-Tim Sabo[5] ; 6. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 7. 16-Steve Sabo[8] ; 8. 04-Jeff Hites[9] ; 9. 4M-Jamie Miller[10] ; 10. 43k-John Williams[11] ; 11. 20X-Kyle Dukeshire[12] ; 12. 01-Brandon Perkins[6]

 

 

CUMMINS FIRST IN THE SUMMER SHOWDOWN

Haubstadt, IN - June 11, 2016 - Kyle Cummins collected the $2,000 in
prize money by winning the “Summer Showdown” for the Midwest Sprint
Car Series at Tri-State Speedway Saturday night. The Princeton, IN,
driver took the lead on lap 10 and led the remainder of the 25 lap
feature event. Cummins also won the second heat race. He was in a
different ride for the Showdown. Kyle was in the seat of the Rick
Pollock 21x and the combination was fast and effective right out of
the trailer. He also turned the second overall fastest time during
group qualifying with a 13.772 mark.

Donny Brackett of Haubstadt, IN, finished second in the feature. It
was his best finish of the season in MSCS competition. He moved into
the challenger’s spot halfway through the feature and held off the
advances of MSCS points leader Brady Short the last 10 laps. Short
would finish third followed by Dakota Jackson and veteran campaigner
Ted Hines.

Dakota Jackson led the first 9 laps of the feature. He had started
on the pole by winning a hard fought first heat race and then
benefiting again when the redraw to invert the feature lineup came up
as a ZERO. Hines’s appearance in the top five was worthy of him
receiving the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race. He
started 13th and gained 8 spots, No other cars gained over 2 or 3
positions. Moving up was tough!

The second five for the feature included Kent Schmidt, Brandon Morin,
Jordan Kinser, Tyler Hewitt, and Kendall Ruble. Rookie driver Nevil
Algie received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award that accompanies an
eleventh place finish.

Only two drivers failed to finish the feature. Carson Short needed a
tow to the pits after in incident in turn three on lap 8. Jadon
Rogers had a wheel come off and his efforts came to a stop in turn
one of lap 12. The final yellow flag was waved as Tyler Hewitt spun
with just 10 laps to go. He had been working on a top five finish.
The top nine drivers at the finish were on the lead lap.

The next event scheduled for the Hoosier Sprint Car Series will be at
the Daugherty Speedway at Boswell, IN. The race will be on Saturday
June 25th and it pays $2,000 to win and $200 to start. MSCS will
return to race at Tri-State Speedway again on July 3rd.
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The UMP Modifed feature followed the MSCS feature. Levi Kissinger of
Mt. Vernon, IN, captured the 25 lap feature. It was his second win
at the speedway this season. Matt Lane and Mark Lamont finished
second and third. Only a half second separated the two challengers.
Dustin Beck and Josh Harris rounded out the top five.

A red flag was needed when Brandon McDowell rolled his car several
times with just 3 laps to go in the feature. Earlier McDowell had
won his heat race. Levi Kissinger and Larry Anderson also won heat
races. Clay Lane won the 12 lap B Main for the mods.
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The Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series concluded the program with their
25 lap feature event. The victory would be Jerrod Hull’s. The
Sikeston, MO, driver is no stranger to Tri-State Speedway’s high banks.
He and runner-up Hunter Schuerenberg have both turned a lot of laps at
the track. Jim Moughan, Kody Kinser, and Critter Malone rounded out
the top five for the “Summer Showdown.”

The three heat races were won by Hunter Schuerenberg, Cale Thomas,
and A.J. Bruns. Thomas finished sixth in the feature and Bruns was
seventh.

Two Sprint car drivers took the challenge of doing double duty. MSCS
drivers Dakota Jackson and Carson Short brought two sprint cars - one
winged and one non-winged. Jackson had the best performance with a
fourth in MSCS competition and a ninth in MOWA competition.

The MOWA feature was not run without incidents. Bret Triplett
flipped his winged sprint midway through the event. Carson Short was
involved later in a separate incident.

The MOWA Sprints will be back to race at the Tri-State Speedway
Sunday night July 3rd. The event is the annual Sprint Stampeded with
MSCS & MOWA Sprints plus Modifieds.

The very next race at the Tri-State Speedway will be on June 26th.
That night is set for this year’s Late Model Summernationals which
pays $5,000 to win. The Summit Modified will run for $1,000 to win.

Provided as News & Information for Tri-State Speedway & MSCS.

SUMMARY
TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY
Haubstadt, IN
Summer Showdown
June 11, 2016

Hoosier Tire MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES:
(16 Entries)

TOP Overall QUALIFIER - 97 Tyler Hewitt, 13.532 seconds

FIRST HEAT - 3 Dakota Jackson, 4B Donny Brackett, 98 Brandon Morin,
11A Nevil Algie, 5K Kent Schmidt, 66 Jadon Rogers, 12 Ted Hines, 5A Collin
Ambrose

SECOND HEAT - 21x Kyle Cummins, 21 Carson Short, 11P Brady Short,
97 Tyler Hewitt, 70 Jordan Kinser, 17 Kendall Ruble, 52c Jared Chastain,
41 Jim Shelton

FEATURE (25 Laps) - 21x Kyle Cummins, 4B Donny Brackett, 11P Brady Short,
3 Dakota Jackson, 12 Ted Hines, 5K Kent Schmidt, 98 Brandon Morin, 10
Jordan Kinser, 97 Tyler Hewitt, 17 Kendall Ruble, 11A Nevil Algie, 5A
Collin Ambrose,
41 Jim Shelton, 52C Jared Chastain, 66 Jadon Rogers, 21 Carson Short

Neal Tire MOWA SPRINTS:
(20 Entries)

HEAT WINNERS - Hunter Schuerenberg, Cale Thomas, A.J. Bruns

FEATURE (25 Laps) - Jerrod Hull, Hunter Schuerenberg, Jim Moughan, Kody
Kinser, Critter Malone, Cale Thomas, A.J. Bruns, Parker Price-Miller,
Dakota Jackson,
Joey Moughan, Chris Urish, Jeremy Standridge, Jake Blackhurst, Jimmy Light,
Trey Datweiler, Carson Short, Jacob Patton, Bret Tripplet, Logan Faucon

UMP MODIFIEDS:
(25 Entries)

FIRST HEAT - Brandon McDowell, Mark Lamont, Dustin Beck, Josh Harris
SECOND HEAT - Levi Kissinger, Matt Lane, Tyler Weiss, Nathan Deisher
THIRD HEAT - Larry Anderson, John Clippinger, Carl McGowin, Matt Hines

B MAIN - Clay Lane, Joel Jenson, Marty Lindeman, Mark Cole

FEATURE (25 Laps) - Levi Kissinger, Matt Lane, Mark Lamont, Dustin Beck,
Josh Harris, Clay Lane, Larry Anderson, Joel Jenson, John Clippinger, Matt
Hines,
Marty Lindeman, Jay Jones, Josh McPherson, Brandon McDowell, Nathan Deisher,
Carl McGowin, Stan Beadles, Tyler Weiss

 

Steven Tiner Dominates Civil War Series Event at Placerville Speedway
By PJ Petersen
Placerville, CA (June 11)...Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway, Steven Tiner had a little bit of luck on his side to put him in position to dominate the 30-lap Civil War Series feature event, and qualify for the Johnny Key Classic that is set for August 20th at the Ocean Speedway.
Lining up on the front of the feature event, Tiner would lead the Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster field to green as he jumped to the early lead over Chase Majdic and Greg DeCaires, before the first yellow flag of the night flew on the second lap.
On the extremely slick Placerville Speedway, Tiner would continue to lead the way as DeCaires moved into the second spot. With the lead duo breaking away from the pack, Colby Copeland, Andy Forsberg, and Mason Moore jockeyed for position in the top-five, while Jonathan Allard began working his way through the pack.
As the leaders got into traffic, the yellow would again fly on the 11th circuit and give Tiner a clear track, but would restack the field for another double file restart.
With a yellow on the ensuing restart, a single file restart would see Tiner leave the field in his wake as DeCaires continued to chase after. With Forsberg taking over the third spot, Kyle Hirst and Jonathan Allard would move into the Top-Five as the race settled into an extended green flag run.
Tiner looked to be well on his way to his first Civil War Series win of the season, but a yellow on the 27th lap would turn the race into a three-lap shootout with defending track champion, Greg DeCaires right on his tail.
The immediate restart saw Hirst hop the cushion and bring the yellow back out, but the race’s final restart would see Tiner fend off DeCaires’ challenge as he picked up the win and earned a berth into the Johnny Key Classic.
“I had someone looking over me tonight,” a jubilated Steven Tiner said. “We missed the inversion in time trials, but had some luck on our side and ended up on the front row of our heat and were able to win. Then a little girl pulled us the two pill for the Dash and we ended up on the front row of the feature and the rest his history. I have to thank my Uncle Tom for his help because we ran Hanford Friday night and got home at 4:30am. It’s great to get a win at Placerville Speedway.”
DeCaires would finish in the second spot, and Mason Moore would earn the last spot on the Podium. Forsberg would finish fourth, Allard fifth from 16th, Copeland sixth, Mike Benson seventh, Logan Seavey eighth, Justyn Cox ninth, and Chase Majdic would round out the Top-10.
Saturday night saw a total of 32 cars check into the pit area with Oregon driver, Jarred Ridge earning quick time honors.
A four-heat race program was in place and wins went to Moore, DeCaires, Copeland, and Tiner. Chase Majdic would win the Dash, and Kyle Hirst would come back from a heat race flip to win the B and transfer to the feature event along with Allard, Ridge, Terrell, Seavey, and Geoff Ensign.
The companion division Nor-Cal Dwarf series saw 26 cars on hand for their second visit of 2016.
For the feature event 20 cars would take on the slick Placerville Speedway surface as Thomas Leiby and Toby Brown would set the pace for the 20 lap main. As the green flew, the red would be quickly drawn as the 24n of Mike Grenert would catch the fence off of turn four, flipping violently down the front stretch. Colby Weisz would make significant contact with Grenert, as well, but fortunately both drivers were ok.
As the feature resumed, the race for the top five would be an epic battle between Kevin Bender, Johnny Reeves, Scott Dahlgren and Buddy Olschowka, as slide jobs were thrown by all for the top spot.
As the track dried out more, the lead would expand for Kevin Bender in the late stages of the main event and he would go on to take the win in front of a packed house. Second would be awarded to Johnny Reeves. Third went to Scott Dahlgren, while fourth was Buddy Olschowka and Ray Smith rounded out the top five.
Heat wins went to Mike Grenert, Shawn Jones, Buddy Olschowka, while the B main winner was Doug Martin.
Next Saturday night, Placerville Speedway sits dormant, but will return with the 9th Red Hawk Casino Championship event on June 25th.
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 7600 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.

 

MUMAW, DROWN, HOLMES, MARKHAM & B. HENSEL CLAIM NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY MID-SEASON CHECKERS

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, June 11, 2016 By Mike Swanger

It was Mid-Season championship time at NAPA Wayne County Speedway Saturday night presented by Ray’s Garage and Summit Racing that had double points attached. Jack Sodeman Jr. and Jason Dolick would bring the Fisher Performance Sprint feature to the green with Sodeman Jr. setting the first lap pace but Wooster’s Danny Mumaw would power past on the next lap and lead the rest of the way for his first NAPA WCS win of the season. Driving the Hitchcock Excavating, After Hours BBQ, and Mumaw Tree & Stump Removal #16 only challenge for the lead would come on the last lap restart following a red flag for Trevor Baker, who flipped going into turn three as the white flag was waving. Baker was ok. Sodeman Jr. who was in a early race battle for second with Dan Shetler, who dropped out with mechanical issues on lap 10,had one more chance at Mumaw, the winner at Lernerville the night before, but Mumaw sped away on the restart. Tenth starting Nick Patterson worked his way up through the field as he and Mitch Harble ran a tight race for third for the last half of the feature with Patterson nipping Harble at the line for third. Shawn Hubler filled out the top five. Harble, driving the Prosser-owned #19, Sodeman Jr. and Mumaw topped the heats. The front row of JR Gentry and Doug Drown of Wooster would go back and forth on the opening lap of the Harriger Towing Super Late Model feature with Drown securing the point at the completion of the first lap and would never look back piloting the Hall’s Auto Sales, Wooster Glass and the Kar Connection #240 to claim his first win of the season at NAPA WCS. Second row starters Brad Malcuit and Rick Bond warred for the first five laps of the feature with Bond taking third for good on lap six and would chase down Gentry for third. Bond was in the process of taking second place from Gentry at the halfway mark but a the caution waved before he could complete the pass and kept Gentry in second. With the green flag waving again, Drown would pull away with Gentry holding second as Bond could not make another run on Gentry. Malcuit would hold on to fourth as 8th starting Larry Bellman rounded out the top five.Heat winners were Drown and Malcuit. Tyler Nicely would use his outside front row starting position to lead the opening 6 laps of the Action Auto Body Super Stock main with Gary Hensel Jr. following from his outside second row starting spot and Hensel Jr. would slip past Nicely on lap seven for the lead but it was Canton’s Paul Holmes coming from his sixth place start to grab the top spot away from Hensel Jr with five to go and then take the #68 into victory circle for his first checker flag of the year. Hensel Jr. would hold on to second as Tyler Nicely held off his dad, Jim, for third with Tyler Thompson grabbing fifth. Chase Alexander, Jim Nicely and Hensel Jr. posted the heat wins. Matt Aber leaped into the lead from his third starting position on the opening lap with Alan Dellinger challenging but Ashland’s Ryan Markham would take second from Dellinger on lap three and then power past Aber two laps later and then drive away from the field for his first Kar Connection Rush Late Model win of the season. Driving the H & T Demolition, Harriger Towing and Innovative Graphics #5m, Markham, the heat winner, would become the 4th different winner in the class so far this year. Dellinger held off 10th starting Justin Chance for second as Aber took home fourth as Charlie Duncan scored a fifth place finish. Along with being Mid-Season Championship, the WQKT Mini Stocks were also competing for their second ‘Summer Series’ race sponsored by JoyRide Transportation with $300 going to the winner. Doug and Brad Hensel, the two heat winners, would start on the front row with Brad leading the way at the drop of the green flag and set the pace for the 15 lap, caution free main event and park his Smithville based, M & S Concrete, DJ Directional Services and JoyRide Transportation #28 in victory lane for the second time this year. Doug Hensel stayed in second all race long as Wes Staley claimed third. Michael Workman worked his way from starting ninth to finish fourth with Chris Priebe taking fifth. Jamie Johnson would go flag to flag to win the Flat Track feature as Ron Jeffers, Cory Camillo, Brandon Gardner and Chuck Conway followed. Mike Winters and Johnson bested the heat races. Contingency Connection Racers Awards totaling over $100,000 over the season were once again up for grabs for the NAPA Wayne County Speedway drivers. The next racing action at NAPA WCS will be Monday, June 20th for Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speed week show for the Duffy Smith Memorial race paying $5,000 to win. Nascar drivers Kasey Kahne and Rico Abreu, who won the ASCoC race on May 28th will be racing against Dale Blaney, Sheldon and Jac Haudenschild and all of the ASCoC regulars. The Action Auto Body Super Stocks will be on the racing program with the first of their ‘Summer Series’ races paying $1,000 to win. Go to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com and like us on Facebook/waynecountyspeedway for more information about this race and the rest of the season and the point standings.

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, June 11, 2016 FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Heat 1 Mitch Harble, Jason Dolick, Ralph Engel, Nick Patterson, Troy Kingan, Trevor Baker, Jim Taddeo, Cody Gallogly dns Heat 2 Jack Sodeman Jr., Shawn Hubler, Tyler Dunn, Butch Beasley, Sean Zemunik, Dennis Wagner, Clay Riney dns Heat 3 Danny Mumaw, Dan Shetler, George Hobaugh, Chris Davis, Jeremy Duposki, Landon Lalonde, Dylan Kingan Feature Danny Mumaw, Jack Sodeman Jr., Nick Patterson, Mitch Harble, Shawn Hubler, George Hobaugh, Jeremy Duposki, Jim Taddeo, Tyler Dunn, Dylan Kingan, Trevor Baker, Chris Davis, Troy Kingan, Dan Shetler, Ralph Engel, Sean Zemunik, Jason Dolick, Landon Lalonde, Clay Riney, Butch Beasley, Dennis Wagner dns, Cody Gallogly dns

HARRIGER TOWING SUPER LATE MODELS Heat 1 Doug Drown, JR Gentry, Greg Gellner, Jerry Aber, Nate Potts, Ashlee Todd Heat 2 Brad Malcuit, Rick Bond, Brandon Gardner, Larry Bellman, Randy Davis, Ryan Markham dns Feature Doug Drown, JR Gentry, Rick Bond, Brad Malcuit, Larry Bellman, Brandon Gardner, Nate Potts, Randy Davis, Jerry Aber, Greg Gellner, Ashlee Todd, Ryan Markham dns

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS Heat 1 Chase Alexander, Paul Holmes, Nick Smith, Tyler Thompson, Brandon Craver, Tod Beviloqua, Darren Dawson, Don Rutt Heat 2 Jim Nicely, Chris Albright, Don Baney, Steve Ott, Paul Kern, Don Lehman, Jordan James Heat 3 Gary Hensel Jr., Tyler Nicely, Cliff Staley, Todd Sherwin, Bob Fry, TA Perrine, Todd Gallion Feature Paul Holmes, Gary Hensel Jr., Tyler Nicely, Jim Nicely, Tyler Thompson, Cliff Staley, Brandon Craver, Todd Sherwin, Chris Albright, Darren Dawson, Paul Kern, Jordan James, Don Baney, Bob Fry, Don Rutt, TA Perrine, Chase Alexander, Don Lehman dns, Todd Gallion dns, Steve Ott dns, Nick Smith dns

KAR CONNECTION RUSH LATE MODELS Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Matt Aber, Charlie Duncan, Alan Dellinger, Jamie Wrightsman, Hiram Bachmann, Mike Swansiger, Josh Stoica, Jim Nicely, Justin Chance, Chuck Kimble Feature Ryan Markham, Alan Dellinger, Justin Chance, Matt Aber, Charlie Duncan, Jamie Wrightsman, Hiram Bachmann, Jim Nicely, Mike Swansiger, Chuck Kimble, Josh Stoica dns

WQKT MINI STOCKS Heat 1 Brad Hensel, Wes Staley, Stephen Crowe, Chris Priebe, Michael Workman, Jeff Edwards, Gary Hensel Sr., Jess Hensel, Braden Wert, Michael Rose Heat 2 Doug Hensel, Mitch Reichard, Rick Bays, Corey Staley, Briana Hensel, Dakota Wells, Jim Burns, David Keagy, Brian Tomblin, Richard Retton Feature Brad Hensel, Doug Hensel, Wes Staley, Michael Workman, Chris Priebe, Stephen Crowe, Gary Hensel Sr., Mitch Reichard, Corey Staley, Rick Bays, Briana Hensel, Dakota Wells, Braden Wert, Brian Tomblin, Jim Burns, Jess Hensel, Michael Rose, David Keagy, Jeff Edwards dns, Richard Retton dns

Flat Track Carts Heat 1 Mike Winters, Darrell Conkle, Chuck Conway, Justin Bond, Austin Johnson, Alec Ousley Heat 2 Jamie Johnson, Brandon Gardner, Ron Jeffers, Corey Camillo, Coty Conway, Cameron Camillo, Jack Lamborn Feature Jamie Johnson, Ron Jeffers, Corey Camillo, Brandon Gardner, Chuck Conway

 

 

Jared Zimbardi dominates Ohsweken Speedway for third straight year
Contact: Paul T. Harkenrider
PST Media
(Ohsweken, ON) Jared Zimbardi rolled into the beautiful Ohsweken Speedway Friday evening and picked second race of 2016 with the Patriot Sprint Tour over Ohsweken weekly regulars Dylan Westbrook and Ryan Turner. This is Zimbardi’s third win of his career at the ‘Big O.’
Westbrook and Zimbardi would lead the 23 car starting field for 25 laps where Zimbardi would use the outside lane to take the early lead. Dane Lorenc, who started third would grab the second spot early and begin to challenge Zimbardi for the race lead but Westbrook would soon reclaim the runner up spot back on lap five.
Once Westbrook solidified himself as the second place runner, Kyle Fraser was parked on the bottom of turn two to bring out only caution of the race on lap six.
Zimbardi would pull away from Westbrook on the restart and lap traffic was not a factor until lap 12 where Westbrook would start regain the ground he lost from Zimbardi during the clean air laps. The lap traffic would not hurt Zimbardi as he weaved his way through the field, nor did it hurt Westbrook as he broke away from third place runner at the time Mitch Brown.
The best thing on the racetrack in the second half of the race was the three car battle between Ohsweken regulars; Mitch Brown, Ryan Turner and Jamie Turner. Ryan Turner would use an inside groove of the race track and by lap 21, he was scored as the third place runner.
Zimbardi still had about a one second advantage over second place runner Westbrook and the 2015 PST-Canadian Series champion cruised to pick up his second win of the 2016 season. Ryan Turner would complete the podium finish followed by Jamie Turner and Mitch Brown.
Picking up the Evingham Site Excavation Dash for cash was Lee Winger. Heat wins went to Dylan Westbrook, Mitch Brown, and Dane Lorenc. There was no B-Main and 23 cars started the event. Dain Naida was slated to start tenth on the grid but suffered motor damage during the Dash and would not start the A-Main.
The next PST-Canada Series event will be at the Brockville-Ontario Speedway on Saturday July 16, followed by Cornwall Speedway on Sunday July 17. The next Patriot Sprint Tour event will be tonight (June 11, 2016) at the Woodhull Raceway. Grandstand Gates will open at 4:30 with racing at 6:30. General Admission will be $18.00.
Be sure to ‘Like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook, you can also follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter. Log onto www.patriotsprinttour.com<http://www.patriotsprinttour.com/> as well for updated news, schedule information and point standings.
The Patriot Sprint Tour is a 360 Sprint Car Series that travels to tracks in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario.
Patriot Sprint Tour Results- Ohsweken Speedway
June 10, 2016
Heat 1: Dylan Westbrook, Ryan Turner, Lee Winger, Jim Huppunen, Cory Turner, Shane Ross, Jake Brown, Pete Richardson
Heat 2: Mitch Brown, Dave Dykstra, Jamie Turner, Lee Ladoucer, Dain Naida, Steve Collins, Conor Mahoney, Dan Bennett
Heat 3: Dane Lorenc, Tyler Hendricks, Jared Zimbardi, Glenn Styres, Steve Lyons, Stan Zanchin, Kyle Fraser, John Burbridge
ESE Dash: Lee Winger, Dain Naida, Jim Huppunen, Lee Ladoucer, Glen Styres, Cory Turner
A Main (25 Laps): JARED ZIMBARDI (2), Dylan Westbrook, Ryan Turner, Jamie Turner, Mitch Brown, Glen Styres, Dave Dykstra, Shane Ross, Steve Collins, Pete Richardson, Tyler Hendricks, Dane Lorenc, Cory Turner, Jake Brown, Steve Lyons, Jim Huppunen, Conor Mahoney, Dan Bennett, Lee Winger, Kyle Fraser, Stan Zanchin, Lee Ladoucer, John Burbrdige

 

 

Dills, Brewster, Frisbie, Williamson, J. Corley, And Martinez Earn Wins At CGS; Monday And Tuesday Mod Speedweek Next

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- A full pit area of over ninety cars would be in attendance at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday June 11th for the Prelude To The Wallbanger Cup. A whopping six classes would be on the card featuring the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, Late Models, IMCA Sports Mods, Street Stocks, Quality RV Repair Hornets, and Dwarf Cars.

Cottage Grove’s Patrick Dill would storm to the front and get the lead on lap two in the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints. Dills, in his Cedric Ross Hayden For Oregon State Representative/M.D. Yearous Logging/Oregon Research Consultants/Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law #5D KPC, would be briefly bottled up in lapped traffic but would remain in the coveted position. It would be the second straight victory for Patrick Dills and the team.

The Driving Force Graphics/Tube Shark Tube Benders/jimsflagsales.com #46 Rocket, of Darren Coffell from Bend, would lead the opening circuits of the Late Model main. He would be passed on lap four by fellow central Oregonian Ron Brewster on lap four. Brewster would remain in the top spot the rest of the distance to put his Central Oregon Trucking/Driving Force Graphics #31B Rocket in the winner’s circle.

The IMCA Sport Mod feature would be a caution plagued affair. Despite having to deal with several restarts through the course of the race Vancouver, Washington’s Chris Frisbie would be the car to beat. Frisbie, in the Frisbie Motorsports/Clark Printing/Discount Race Car Parts/Harbor Rail Services Company #17 Shaw, would blaze the trail for every single lap to win his first career race at CGS.

It would take Corvallis chauffeur Kevin Williamson eight laps to get in the top place position in the Street Stock main. Williamson would then take care of business and distance himself from the main body of the pack to win the race. It was the first feature win for the Eugene Mortgage Brokers/Furniture Options/Royalty Homes #W7 team in 2016 at Cottage Grove.

Westfir driver Josh Corley returned to top form in the Quality RV Repair Hornets. Corley would get to the front on lap five and stayed there for the remainder of the distance. It would be the fourth win of the current campaign for the J&M Racing/Junction City Muffler Shop #7C Nissan 200SX.

Last but not least would be the Dwarf Cars. Obtaining the lead late in the feature on lap twenty-two Ryan Martinez would take off after that point. The Portland driver would go on to win in his Van Raden Industries/Auto Truck Wholesale #9 M&M.

Monday June 13th and Tuesday the 14th will see the Wild West Modified Shootout come to town. There will be some of the best IMCA Modified drivers in the country, as well as Canada, make their way to Cottage Grove for two nights of racing. Tickets are $8.00 and Kids (5 and Under) get in for FREE. Or you can buy a two-day pass for just $10.00!

Times for Monday, and Tuesday are just like on a regular night. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing is scheduled to start around 6:30. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com and check out the track’s Facebook page and click “Like”.

 

 

Starks Wins John Carroll Classic at Skagit Speedway

6/11/16

Alger, WA – Trey Starks is officially tuned up for the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup in two weeks at Skagit Speedway. The Puyallup, WA driver led the final 19 laps of action in the 360 at Skagit Speedway on Saturday night to collect the John Carroll Classic Win presented by Industrial Resources Inc. on Janicki Industries night at the races.

Evan Margeson set the early pace on the John Carroll Classic main event, with Starks looming roughly five cars back as Margeson closed on slower traffic. Right before Evan began putting cars down a lap, Starks found a fast line around the top of turns three and four and used it to rocket into the lead. Margeson kept Starks close with a rapidly advancing Colton Heath also making good laps and shrinking the gap. Starks would endure multiple restarts and intensely heavy traffic while turning away Margeson and Heath among the slower cars to score the win, his second in a row after a triumph last week at Grays Harbor Raceway. Heath passed Margeson for second just past halfway in the main, but would settle for second place with Evan holding off Jason Solwold for third. Three thrilling heat races were won by Starks, Margeson and Cam Smith. Travis Jacobson was the quick qualifier among the 22 cars.

Devin Barnes made it two wins in a row at Skagit Speedway in the Sportsman Sprint division, with a little help from some good friends. Barnes, who triumphed last week, blew up his engine on the final lap and was looking at sitting out the rest of the year before Black Market Speed stepped up with a bullet for him to compete with. Devin took full advantage, leading all 25 laps to win is second straight feature. James Bundy rallied forward for a second place finish with Derek Roberts coming home third. Steve Parker set quick time. Parker and Zach McCabe won the heats.

Cliff Ballenger won the Outlaw Tuner portion of the John Carroll Classic, taking over the lead on lap five and rolling away to an easy victory, never being challenged over the final 12 laps to win his first feature of the year. He was joined on the podium by Jon Gunderson and Eric Thibert. Two heats for the tuners were won by Ballenger and Steve Bergman.

360 Sprints

Fast Time – Travis Jacobson 11.704

Heat 1 – Trey Starks, Jason Solwold, Travis Jacobson, Colton Heath, Mack Brown, Luke Didiuk, Steve James

Heat 2 – Evan Margeson, Chase Goetz, Eric Fisher, JJ Hickle, Devin Madonia, Bud Ashe, Lance Sargent

Heat 3 – Cam Smith, Justin Youngquist, Jake Helsel, Michael Bollinger, Steve Reeves, Nate Vaughn, Daniel Cernich

John Carroll Classic A Main – Trey Starks, Heath, Margeson, Solwold, Jacobson, Youngquist, Goetz, Helsel, Smith, Brown, Didiuk, Fisher, Madonia, Reeves, Ashe, Vaughn, James, Hickle, Bollinger, Cernich

Lap Leaders – Margeson 1-6 Starks 7-25

Sportsman Sprints

Fast Time – Steve Parker 12.589

Heat 1 – Steve Parker, Devin Barnes, Chris Ochs, Bill Rude, Paul Burdick, Victoria Cantu, Julian Fuentes

Heat 2 – Zach McCabe, James Bundy, Steve Kilcup, Derek Roberts, Joe Lyon, Roger Oudman, Clayton Sibley

Main – Devin Barnes, Bundy, Roberts, Kilcup, Burdick, McCabe, Parker, Brett McGhie, Oudman, Lyon, Sibley, Cantu, Rude, Fuentes, Ochs

Lap Leaders – Barnes 1-25

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park
June 11, 2016
Meet The Drivers presented by Howard Johnson Inn of Lima
RACE RESULTS


K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. B20-Butch Schroder[1] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer [4] ; 3. 35B-Ron Blair [7] ; 4. 16B-Dakota Busche[2] ; 5. 30-Hud Horton [6] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [5] ; 7. 11N-Ed Neumeister[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [3] ; 2. 6s-JR Stewart [1] ; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh [7] ; 4. 23-Devon Dobie [2] ; 5. 10J-Jarrod Delong [4] ; 6. 6-Sean Hosey [6] ; 7. 15-Brandon Ferguson [5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 12-Nick Roberts[2] ; 2. 11-Tim Allison [5] ; 3. 28-Phil Gressman[3] ; 4. 17-Jared Horstman [6] ; 5. 57-Mike Dunlap[4] ; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams [7] ; 7. 23M-Jack Miller [1]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 22H-Randy Hannagan [1] ; 2. 5M-Max Stambaugh [8] ; 3. 11-Tim Allison [6] ; 4. B20-Butch Schroder[2] ; 5. 35B-Ron Blair [7] ; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer [4] ; 7. 17-Jared Horstman [12] ; 8. 6s-JR Stewart [5] ; 9. 23-Devon Dobie [11] ; 10. 28-Phil Gressman[9] ; 11. 57-Mike Dunlap[15] ; 12. 30-Hud Horton [13] ; 13. 10J-Jarrod Delong [14] ; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron [16] ; 15. 12-Nick Roberts[3] ; 16. 11N-Ed Neumeister[19] ; 17. 5W-Jeff Williams [18] ; 18. 15-Brandon Ferguson [20] ; 19. 23M-Jack Miller [21] ; 20. 6-Sean Hosey [17] ; 21. 16B-Dakota Busche[10]


Satellite Connections Non Wings

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. O-STEVE IRWIN [6] ; 2. 54-MATT WESTFALL [1] ; 3. 5A-Toby Alfrey[3] ; 4. 17-Kevin Myers[5] ; 5. OC-CHRIS VANDEWINE [7] ; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[4] ; 7. 19-MATT COOLEY [2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 9N-Luke Hall[1] ; 2. 39-MATT GOODNIGHT[4] ; 3. 18-TODD KEEN[3] ; 4. 21-TRAVIS HERY [2] ; 5. 42-Conner Donelson[6] ; 6. 37-Noah Dunlap[7] ; 7. 74-Drew Rader[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[2] ; 3. 21K-Kody Swanson[5] ; 4. 87-Paul Dues[3] ; 5. 63D-Jim Dues[6] ; 6. 24A-Austin Troyer[4]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 9N-Luke Hall[7] ; 2. 39-MATT GOODNIGHT[4] ; 3. 18-TODD KEEN[1] ; 4. 54-MATT WESTFALL [5] ; 5. 24L-Lee Underwood[3] ; 6. 74-Drew Rader[20] ; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[16] ; 8. 21-TRAVIS HERY [11] ; 9. O-STEVE IRWIN [8] ; 10. 63D-Jim Dues[15] ; 11. 87-Paul Dues[12] ; 12. 42-Conner Donelson[14] ; 13. OC-CHRIS VANDEWINE [13] ; 14. 24A-Austin Troyer[18] ; 15. 37-Noah Dunlap[17] ; 16. 21K-Kody Swanson[9] ; 17. 19-MATT COOLEY [19] ; 18. 5A-Toby Alfrey[2] ; 19. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 20. 17-Kevin Myers[10]


Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[1] ; 2. 65-Chris Bounds[3] ; 3. 10H-Rod Henning[9] ; 4. 21B-Ryan Barr[5] ; 5. 33-Andrew Heitkamp[7] ; 6. 2-DILAN ALLAGREE [6] ; 7. 22K-Justin Kirk[4] ; 8. 44L-Audisty Brunk[8] ; 9. 7X-Taylor Cox[2]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 66-Chase Dunham[3] ; 2. 17P-Austin Powell[2] ; 3. 22-Gunnar Lucius[5] ; 4. 328-Becca Stiefel[8] ; 5. 22B-BRAD RACER [7] ; 6. 3J-JOE ALLAGREE [6] ; 7. 6M-EDDIE MEHL [9] ; 8. 7M-Mike Hessel[1] ; 9. 48D-Dylan Troyer[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 23S-Brad Strunk[4] ; 2. 81H-Anthony Haas[2] ; 3. 22A-Kobe Allison[8] ; 4. 42-Ty Tilton[7] ; 5. 28K-Ron Kimmel[6] ; 6. 44-NICK DAUGHERTY [3] ; 7. 44w-Christopher Whipple[1] ; 8. 11-Corey Bedwell[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 44w-Christopher Whipple[6] ; 2. 2-DILAN ALLAGREE [1] ; 3. 11-Corey Bedwell[9] ; 4. 3J-JOE ALLAGREE [2] ; 5. 7X-Taylor Cox[10] ; 6. 22K-Justin Kirk[4] ; 7. 6M-EDDIE MEHL [5] ; 8. 7M-Mike Hessel[8] ; 9. 44L-Audisty Brunk[7] ; 10. 44-NICK DAUGHERTY [3] ; 11. 48D-Dylan Troyer[11]

A-Main 1 - (0 Laps)
1. 66-Chase Dunham[5] ; 2. 65-Chris Bounds[3] ; 3. 10H-Rod Henning[7] ; 4. 23S-Brad Strunk[4] ; 5. 22-Gunnar Lucius[8] ; 6. 42-Ty Tilton[12] ; 7. 22A-Kobe Allison[9] ; 8. 22B-BRAD RACER [14] ; 9. 21B-Ryan Barr[10] ; 10. 81H-Anthony Haas[1] ; 11. 11-Corey Bedwell[18] ; 12. 328-Becca Stiefel[11] ; 13. 7X-Taylor Cox[20] ; 14. 3J-JOE ALLAGREE [19] ; 15. 44w-Christopher Whipple[16] ; 16. 2-DILAN ALLAGREE [17] ; 17. 1H-Korbyn Hayslett[6] ; 18. 17P-Austin Powell[2] ; 19. 28K-Ron Kimmel[15] ; 20. 33-Andrew Heitkamp[13]

 

 

Velasquez Makes it Two in a Row at DCRP

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 11, 2016) – Taylor Velasquez made it back-to-back Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car wins by racing to victory lane in Saturday night’s 20-lap feature atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park.

While Velasquez extended his DCRP Sprint Car points lead, other Saturday night winners included Clay Sellard in IMCA Modifieds, Toby Witthuhn in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Michael Pepper in IMCA Stock Cars and Reagan Sellard in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Velasquez slipped ahead of Brian Herbert just long enough upon the completion of the ninth lap to take command and then led the rest of the way aboard the Bearcat Well Service/Fronk Oil Company No. 21x Sprint Car to secure the win.

“We were fortunate to get the lead right before that caution,” Velasquez said after the win.

After Kade Hagans got on his side in turn two on the original start, Velasquez made an opening corner bid for the lead on the ensuing restart from his fourth starting position. But, after sliding out front in the opening pair of corners, fell in behind Herbert and front row starters Zach Blurton and Jeremy Huish.

Velasquez wasted little time working forward, taking over second by the third lap and going to work on Herbert for the point.

The Turpin, OK, racer edged ahead at the completion of the ninth lap only to have Herbert surge back ahead on the low side. But, Herbert’s resurgence was negated when the caution flew for Brandon Sprott’s disabled mount in turn two and reverted scoring to the ninth lap.

Velasquez took off on the restart and kept Herbert at bay the rest of the way to collect the win. Following a final caution with eight laps to go, Luke Cranston made his way past Zach Blurton in the closing laps to snare third with Ty Williams gaining three positions in the final circuits to capture fourth as Huish slipped by Blurton at the line to round out the top five.

In IMCA Modified action, Bucklin’s Clay Sellard rebounded from a mid-race one position penalty to take his first 20-lap win of the season atop the DCRP clay oval.

With Tom Beavers setting the pace early on, he soon had 10th starter Clay Sellard and 13th starter Brendon Gemmill nipping at his heels for the lead. Sellard raced past Beavers for the lead on the top side of turn two on the ninth round just as Gemmill looped it on the low side and fell from contention.

Mike Lunow followed Sellard’s lead around Beavers and then assumed the point with eight laps to go when Sellard was put back one position for brake-checks on several restarts.

Sellard wasted little time recapturing the lead and then rode the high line to hold off Lunow the rest of the way to the line with Tracy Link dodging the carnage to capture third from the 21st starting position. Brad Keller was fourth with Beavers rounding out the top five.

The IMCA Sport Modifieds added yet another name to the list of winners with Garden City’s Toby Witthuhn gunning into the lead on the opening round and leading all 15 laps to become the sixth different winner of the year and 15th different winner in the last 17 events.

Witthuhn went from third to first on the opening lap and then kept Brian May and Jeff Kaup behind him the rest of the way with Kevin Tabor and Bart Baker rounding out the top five.

In IMCA Stock Car action, Michael Pepper battled ahead of Marlin Hogie on the sixth lap and then fought off the early leader the rest of the way in the 12-lapper for his third DCRP win of the season.

After gaining the advantage, Lakin’s Pepper had his hands full holding off Hogie over the final half of the race, ultimately taking the checkered flag with a two car-length advantage as opening lap leader Brett Copeland filled out the podium in third.

Following a calamitous 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature event, Bucklin’s Reagan Sellard was awarded his second win of the year after apparent victor David Berger was unable to successfully make it through post-race tech.

Berger led all the way in the race interrupted by a pair of multi-car incidents in the opening eight circuits that pared the field down to just five survivors. Berger held off Sellard and Duane Wahrman over the final rounds only to have the victory go to Sellard post-race with Wahrman and Bryan Habiger in second and third, respectively.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park next Saturday night, June 18, with a full slate of championship chase action featuring Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park

June 11 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 49x-Mike Peters, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 911-Ty Williams, 4. 33-Koby Walters, 5. 11-Keefe Hemel, 6. 3-Ryan Walters, 7. 1x-Cody Lampe.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 28-Tracey Hill, 4. 11k-Tyler Knight, 5. 18-Brandon Sprott, 6. 20J-Brandy Jones.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 2J-Zach Blurton, 2. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 3. 10-Jordan Knight, 4. 49-Kris Moore, 5. 50-Jed Werner, 6. E85-Kade Hagans (DQ – Weighed in below the minimum weight after finishing second).

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 20-Luke Cranston, 4. 911-Ty Williams, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 6. 2J-Zach Blurton, 7. 49x-Mike Peters, 8. 11-Keefe Hemel, 9. 11k-Tyler Knight, 10. 50-Jed Werner, 11. 33-Koby Walters, 12. 49-Kris Moore, 13. 28-Tracey Hill, 14. 3-Ryan Walters, 15. 20J-Brandy Jones, 16. 10-Jordan Knight, 17. 18-Brandon Sprott, 18. 1x-Cody Lampe, 19. E85-Kade Hagans.

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 25b-Tom Beavers, 2. 22T-Trent Gray, 3. 85c-Clay Sellard, 4. 01-Jesse Smith, 5. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 6. 16-Kevin Gray, 7. 1n-Nick Link. DNS: 52-Clayton Hogie.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 44-Mike Lunow, 2. 7n-William Nusser, 3. 21-Troy Gemmill, 4. K98-Danny Keller, 5. 7s-David Solberg, 6. 57-Joel Lane, 7. 25-Kale Beavers.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 3h-Ryan Heger, 2. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 3. 75-Randle McRoberts, 4. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 5. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 6. 22k-Brad Keller, 7. 2L-Tracy Link.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 85c-Clay Sellard, 2. 44-Mike Lunow, 3. 2L-Tracy Link, 4. 22k-Brad Keller, 5. 25b-Tom Beavers, 6. 01-Jesse Smith, 7. 22T-Trent Gray, 8. 1n-Nick Link, 9. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 10. 7n-William Nusser, 11. 16-Kevin Gray, 12. 52-Clayton Hogie, 13. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 14. 7s-David Solberg, 15. 75-Randle McRoberts, 16. K98-Danny Keller, 17. 21-Troy Gemmill, 18. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 19. 57-Joel Lane, 20. 3h-Ryan Heger, 21. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 22. 25-Kale Beavers.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 37-Bart Baker, 3. 18-Kyle Wiens, 4. 56m-Mike Appel, 5. 12x-Brad Johnson, 6. 10-Alex Wiens. DNS: 62-Marvin Ward.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 2. 8-Brian May, 3. 7J-Jamie French, 4. 12-Kevin Tabor, 5. 57-Tanner Brunson, 8. 21J-Jeremy Sigler.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 2. 8-Brian May, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 12-Kevin Tabor, 5. 37-Bart Baker, 6. 18-Kyle Wiens, 7. 7J-Jamie French, 8. 12x-Brad Johnson, 9. 10-Alex Wiens, 10. 57-Tanner Brunson, 11. 62-Marvin Ward, 12. 21J-Jeremy Sigler. DNS: 56m-Mike Appel.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 33-Marlin Hogie, 2. 19-Brett Copeland, 3. 3-Chris Oliver, 4. 22-Michael Pepper, 5. 28-Ryan Grubbs.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 22-Michael Pepper, 2. 33-Marlin Hogie, 3. 19-Brett Copeland, 4. 3-Chris Oliver, 5. 28-Ryan Grubbs.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 2. 007-Bryan Habiger, 3. 91d-Cody Davis, 4. 55-Jacob Huse, 5. 7-Tom Reed. DNS: 45p-Michael Penrod, 57-Chad Kelley.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 2. 44b-David Berger, 3. 69-Danny Schulte, 4. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 5. 72T-Tobby Schield, 6. 7h-Corey Hacker, 7. 20-Tyler Walker.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 3. 007-Bryan Habiger, 4. 55-Jacob Huse, 5. 7h-Corey Hacker, 6. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 7. 20-Tyler Walker, 8. 91d-Cody Davis, 9. 7-Tom Reed, 10. 69-Danny Schulte, 11. 72-Tobby Schield, 12. 44b-David Berger (Disqualified in post-race tech). DNS: 45p-Michael Penrod, 57-Chad Kelley.

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race #10 Friday June 10th 2016
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series Mid Atlantic
Dixieland Speedway Elizabeth City, NC.
First Fast Friday Goes To First Time Winner
Second year driver JD Coats showed the heat race win was for real by staying up front and holding off many challengers to take his first feature win. JD Coats took the first heat followed by Tom Humphries in heat two. Coats and Bill Rice paced the field to the green on a clear warm night before a full house of fans at the coastal Carolina speedway. Coats was out first with Rice up high but on lap three Mike Leraas made his way to second as the green flag feature was going by quick. The pack from the back was starting to pressure the lead duo with Daren Bolac getting there first and getting to second on lap fifteen as traffic was coming in to play. Jerald Harris was on Leraas for third as Bolac was pressuring Coats but it would be for naught as Coats stayed fast and smooth taking the win. Coats had lots of people to thank as Coats and Mattie Feldman had formed a team two years ago so they could keep going. Whether it was Troy Severin helping them to rebuild the dirt car with safer newer parts or French Grimes getting both dirt and asphalt car engines running and many others helping out a true team effort with great outcome. At the line it was JD Coats, Daren Bolac, Mike Leraas, Jerald Harris, Tom Humphres, Troy Severin, Brian Lawson, Glenn Worrell, Anthony Linkenhoker, Tony Harris, Josh Perreault, Kevin Fletcher and Bill Rice. Next week its back to Shenandoah Speedway for a pavement show on Saturday night June 18th
Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series
IMCA RaveSaver Sprint Series

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
HOT ROD NIGHT
PRESENTED BY ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS
TOTAL ENTRIES – 121

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KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS VS. PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR (24 entries)
Jared Zimbardi started on the front row and led every lap of the 360 Sprint Car feature to claim the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak vs. PST challenge race at Ohsweken for the third year in a row. Pole-sitter Dylan Westbrook ran consistently faster lap times at several points during the 25 lap feature, but saw his rhythm broken by first a yellow flag, and then slower traffic later in the race. Westbrook settled for the runner-up spot, while Ryan Turner edged out his father Jamie and Ohsweken points leader Mitch Brown to round out the rest of the top five.

Heat race wins went to Dylan Westbrook, Mitch Brown, and Dane Lorenc, while Lee Winger won the Dash race. Jake Brown maintained his 8 point lead over brother Mitch in the 360 Sprint Car championship standings, as only show-up points were on the line for the special challenge event.

A-FEATURE (25 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 35 Jared Zimbardi (2)
2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (1)
3. 91 Ryan Turner (4)
4. 11 Jamie Turner (6)
5. 10 Mitch Brown (8)
6. 0 Glenn Styres (13)
7. 5d Dave Dykstra (7)
8. 3r Shane Ross (17)
9. 67 Steve Collins (18)
10. 67r Pete Richardson (22)
11. 38 Tyler Hendricks (5)
12. 00 Dane Lorenc (3)
13. 97 Cory Turner (14)
14. 1-10 Jake Brown (20)
15. 9 Steve Lyons (15)
16. 14h Jim Huppunen (11)
17. 5c Conor Mahoney (19)
18. X Dan Bennett (24)
19. 2 Lee Winger (9)
20. 01 Kyle Fraser (21)
21. 27z Stan Zanchin (16)
DNF. 51 Lee Ladouceur (12)
DNF. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (23)
DNS. 17x Dain Naida (10)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jared Zimbardi (1-25)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (4), 2. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre ON (1), 3. 2 Lee Winger, Caledonia ON (2), 4. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (3), 5. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (6), 6. 3r Shane Ross, Thedford ON (5), 7. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (7), 8. 67r Pete Richardson, Vernon NY (8). Time - 1:53.203

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (2), 2. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (6), 3. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (3), 4. 51 Lee Ladouceur, Alexandria ON (1), 5. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (7), 6. 67 Steve Collins, Belfast NY (5), 7. 5c Conor Mahoney, Hamilton ON (8), 8. X Dan Bennett, Lockport NY (4). Time - 1:54.992

STRICKLAND'S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 00 Dane Lorenc, Lancaster NY (4), 2. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (1), 3. 35 Jared Zimbardi, Bradford PA (5), 4. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (3), 5. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (2), 6. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (6), 7. 01 Kyle Fraser, White Lake ON (7), DNF. 31 John Burbridge, Jr. (8). Time - 1:58.068

"4 LAPS OF FAME" DASH RACE (4 laps - )
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 2 Lee Winger (1), 2. 17x Dain Naida (2), 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (3), 4. 51 Lee Ladouceur (6), 5. 0 Glenn Styres (4), 6. 97 Cory Turner (5). Time - 1:00.021

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STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (16 entries)
Josh Shantz broke Ryan Hunsinger's three week win streak but it wasn't an easy win for Shantz, who diced with Hannah Ferrell during the second half of the race. Ferrell and Shantz swapped the lead several times until Ferrell spun to a stop in turn three. Shantz was able to change his line after the restart and keep Holly Porter, Aaron Turkey, Brad Herron, and Mack DeMan behind him for the rest of the race.

Heat race wins went to Josh Shantz and Holly Porter, while Porter also won the Ackland Insurance Top Gun Award. Shantz cut Ryan Hunsinger's lead in the Crate Sprint Car Championship standings to 15 points, while Jesse McDonald still holds the Rookie of the Year standings lead.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 18 Josh Shantz (3)
2. 1 Holly Porter (2)
3. 68 Aaron Turkey (5)
4. 12 Brad Herron (1)
5. 4 Mack DeMan (12)
6. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (6)
7. 99 Jordan Hill (14)
8. 55 Mike Thorne (7)
9. 87x Shone Evans (13)
10. 5 Alex Schuts (15)
11. 49h Jerry Hill (8)
12. 8 Hannah Ferrell (4)
DNF. 88 Jesse McDonald (13)
DNF. 04x Mike Bell, Jr. (9)
DNF. 18x Davey Boughton (10)
DNF. 9 Paul Ballantyne (16)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brad Herron (1-4), Hannah Ferrell (14-18), Josh Shantz (5-14, 19-20)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (1), 2. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (3), 3. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa ON (6), 4. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON (4), 5. 18x Davey Boughton, Carlisle ON (5), DNF. 04x Mike Bell, Jr., Hagersville ON (8), DNF. 99 Jordan Hill, Ohsweken ON (2), DNS. 5 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (7). No Time

MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF BRANTFORD & PARIS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (2), 2. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON (1), 3. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Stouffville ON (4), 4. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (6), 5. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia ON (3), 6. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (5), 7. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland ON (7), DNS. 9 Paul Ballantyne, Brantford ON (8). Time - 1:32.098

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($100): Holly Porter

 

 

Pat Lavery, Dalton Doyle Score Spring Championship Victories at Oswego Speedway

OSWEGO, NY (June 11, 2016) – In just his fourth start driving the Graham Racing No. 12 Novelis Supermodified, longtime Oswego Speedway veteran Pat Lavery cruised to Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane in the Speedway’s Spring Championship, presented by C’s Beverage Center and Century 21 Galloway Realty, to earn his second career Oswego victory and first since June of 2013.

Just two weeks ago Lavery ended the Shampine Memorial with a destroyed racecar after finding the inside hub rail in turn two. Then on Friday night a blown rear end during Fast Friday testing kept the team up until the early morning hours making repairs.

However, come race day Lavery paced the field for the full 50 circuits from the outside of the front row, despite constant pressure from fourth place starter Keith Shampine and a late charge from Speedway title contender Michael Barnes, who drove to the front from the fifth row.

Kody Graham, the Speedway’s victor on May 21, and Dan Connors Jr. filled the top five positions in Saturday night’s Novelis Supermodified Spring Championship.

“I didn’t think this was ever going to get over,” Lavery told infield announcer Keith Zehr. “I knew Keith (Shampine) was right there behind me the whole race. He’s a good driver, so I wasn’t concerned about that. This was a lot of fun. I can’t say enough about my crew. We spent the last two weeks putting this car back together then came out last night and blew a rear end. These guys are awesome. I can’t thank Ray Graham enough for giving me this opportunity.”

Dave Gruel, Ray Graham, Dave Danzer, Tim Snyder, and Michael Muldoon completed the top ten runners at the conclusion of 50-laps.

Connors and Lavery led the 19-car Novelis Supermodified field to the Cam’s NY Pizzeria green flag on Saturday night with Lavery dashing to the lead in the No. 12.

The big charge early on however came from Shampine who blasted to the top side of the Speedway to outhustle Jeff Abold and Connors to leap into the runner-up spot.

The race’s first major caution flew on lap 11 as championship front runner Tim Devendorf, Joe Gosek, and Aric Iosue all came together in turn one. Devendorf and Gosek would each catch the hook and be done for the night. Iosue continued on in the No. 11.

On the restart Lavery led Shampine, Connors, Abold, Kody Graham, Muldoon, Brandon Bellinger, Gruel, Otto Sitterly, and Barnes in that order.

Once back to green Lavery and Shampine continued to hold court out front but it was Abold now making a charge.

The Abold No. 05 worked under Connors on lap 19 to steal third, but just six laps later Abold suddenly spun in turn three to bring out the caution. After being hooked to the infield it was discovered that a broken brake caliper bracket was the culprit.

On the restart Kody Graham found his way by Connors to take third with Sitterly now mounting a charge was well in the No. 7.

By lap 27 Sitterly had moved to 7th below Bellinger, with title rival Barnes trying to give chase.

In a surprise, just nine laps later while battling Muldoon, Sitterly found himself sideways between the first and second turn, giving Bellinger nowhere to go. Bellinger smashed into the left side of the Sitterly No. 7 in the second turn, dropping Bellinger out of the action as a result.

Sitterly, the Speedway point leader, would head to pit lane but returned to the track before finally pulling pit side at lap 44 with a 12th place finish.

The race’s final restart came with 12 laps to go and with Sitterly out of the action championship runner-up Barnes began to pour it on in the Syrell Racing No. 68 flying to the high side around Gruel and Connors before diving under Kody Graham to finally give chase to Lavery and Shampine out front.

However, the charge from Barnes proved to be too little, too late, as Lavery and Shampine cruised across the stripe one-two, with Barnes third.

Muldoon, Lavery, and Shampine 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 Muldoon collecting the Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on the Lead Lap Award.

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

Like Lavery, Doyle started on the outside of the front row, leading all 30-laps for his first win of 2016. But, unlike Lavery, Doyle battled little resistance as he raced to a near eight second margin of victory over Rob Pullen, Jesse Bearup, Anthony Losurdo, and Andrew Schartner in the front five positions.

“The car just felt awesome,” said Doyle. “From practice, the heat race, and then in the feature the first few laps the thing was a little free but I was happy with it because we have been battling the car being real tight. I knew the 37 car (Bearup) was going to be tough on the start; those guys really have their stuff together this year, so I knew I couldn’t take the start lightly. I’m just real happy to be here in victory lane tonight.”

Camden Proud, Dave Cliff, Mike Bruce, Jack Patrick, and Scott Shafer went on to score top ten finishes in the SBS Spring Championship.

Bearup and Doyle would bring the 20-car Pathfinder Bank SBS field to the Cam’s NY Pizzeria green flag with Doyle gaining the early edge.

The field worked through its paces in the early stages until Greg O’Connor looped the No. 90 in turn two. At the same time championship combatants Mike Bond and Kreig Heroth ended up together in turn three with point leader Bond being towed to the pit area in the No. 74.

When the field came back to green Doyle led Beraup, Pullen, Proud, Bruce, Schartner, Cliff, Losurdo, Castiglia, and Patrick to the green.

With Doyle well in control Pullen and Bruce were locked in a heated battle for third while Cliff and Losurdo continued to try and charge through the field.

Eventually Cliff worked by Schartner to hit sixth with Losurdo following suit, but later Cliff would enter into a battle with Bruce that saw the two come together giving the advantage to Losurdo, Schartner, and Proud who were able to drive by to score fourth, fifth, and sixth place finishes.

Meanwhile up front Doyle was free and clear as the leader as Pullen managed to slide by Bearup on the race’s final circuit to secure the second position.

Bond, Losurdo, and Cliff scored Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint Heat Race Challenge victories as Doyle collected the Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award.

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

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

Racing at Oswego Speedway continues on Saturday, June 18 with the Burke’s Do-It-Best Home Centers Novelis Supermodified Twin 35’s and driver autograph session.

The Pathfinder Bank SBS will also contend in a 30-lap main event.

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, June 11th, 2016

'6-Pack the Back' Spring Championship pres by.

C's Beverage Center and Century 21 Galloway REalty

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Spring Championship (50-laps): 1. 12 - Pat Lavery, 2. 55 - Keith Shampine, 3. 68 - Michael Barnes, 4. 21 - Kody Graham, 5. 01 - Dan Connors, 6. 50 - Dave Gruel, 7. 90 - Ray Graham, 8. 52 - Dave Danzer, 9. 0 - Tim Snyder, 10. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 11. 11 - Aric Iosue, 12. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 13. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 14. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 15. 05 - Jeff Abold, 16. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 17. 00 - Joe Gosek, 18. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 19. 14 - Kreig Heroth

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #68 - Michael Barnes

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #55 - Keith Shampine

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #12 - Pat Lavery

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on Lead Lap: #15 - Michael Muldoon

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 2. 21 - Kody Graham, 3. 52 - Dave Danzer, 4. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 5. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 6. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 7. 71 - Bill Sharkey DNS

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 12 - Pat Lavery, 2. 50 - Dave Gruel, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 11 - Aric Iosue, 6. 5 - Tim Devendorf

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 55 - Keith Shampine, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 90 - Ray Graham, 4. 05 - Jeff Abold, 5. 0 - Tim Snyder, 6. 00 - Joe Gosek, 7. 14 - Kreig Heroth

Pathfinder Bank SBS

Pathfinder Bank SBS Spring Championship (30-laps): 1. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 2. 2 - Rob Pullen, 3. 37 - Jesse Bearup, 4. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 5. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 6. 54 - Camden Proud, 7. 50 - Dave Cliff, 8. 22 - Mike Bruce, 9. 9 - Jack Patrick, 10. 76 - Scott Shafer, 11. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 12. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 13. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 14. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 15. 14 - Alex McRae, 16. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 17. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 18. 23 - Cameron Black, 19. 74 - Mike Bond, 20. 15 - James Babcock

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #91 - Barry Kingsley

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

White's Car Care 4th Place: #1 - Anthony Losurdo

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #01 - Dalton Doyle

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #74 - Mike Bond

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 74 - Mike Bond, 2. 22 - Mike Bruce, 3. 2 - Rob Pullen, 4. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 5. 76 - Scott Shafer, 6. 77 - Cameron Rowe

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 2. 54 - Camden Proud, 3. 37 - Jesse Bearup, 4. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 5. 14 - Alex McRae, 6. 15 - James Babcock, 7. 23 - Cameron Black DNS

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 50 - Dave Cliff, 2. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 3. 9 - Jack Patrick, 4. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 5. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 6. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 7. 90 - Greg O'Connor

Next Race:

Saturday, June 18

Novelis Supermodified Twin 35's pres. by

Burke's Do-It-Best Home Centers and A&P Auto Parts

 

 

Two-time Taco Bravo Sprint Car champion Tommy Tarlton returns to Ocean Speedway victory lane on Friday night

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – June 10, 2016…Gaining speed in recent weeks Easton, Ca’s Tommy Tarlton proceeded to put it all together on Friday night, getting around youngster Buddy Kofoid on lap 18 of the feature, en route to picking up his first Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo victory of the season.

The triumph broke a winless drought at the Ocean Speedway that dated back to April 11 of last season for the two-time Taco Bravo titlist. Tarlton has certainly started to show the strength over the last few events that we’ve become accustomed to seeing at the quarter-mile. The win came aboard his always potent Executive Auto Sales/ Elite Landscape Construction No. 21 machine and marked his third straight podium finish in Ocean Sprints competition.

“I can’t tell you how good it feels to be back in victory lane tonight,” said an exuberated Tarlton on the front stretch after numerous hugs & high fives from team members. “My crew chief Paul Baines and all the guys on this team work really hard so I’m thrilled to give them a win. For the most part it was some good clean racing, although I think something happened between two of the guys ahead of me. I’m glad to be standing right here though and want to thank all the fans that come out to support us, as well as all of our partners.”

The 30-lap main event took awhile to get going with a bevy of caution flags plaguing the flow of the contest. A very slick, but racy track was seen early on, prior to rubber coming down around the midway point. Watsonville’s Justin Sanders led the race early and looked for his second victory of the season. Things changed however, on a pair of lap eight restarts. The initial one saw Stockton’s Brad Furr get to his outside gunning for the lead, but the action got very tight in turn two, resulting in the pair making contact. Furr would drop back to fourth, but a yellow flag at that same time brought it all back.

The ensuing single file restart saw Furr execute a super slider in the first corner, with the live action once again becoming a little too close, resulting in contact and leaving Sanders parked in the second corner. Penngrove’s Chase Johnson had nowhere to go and lambasted the idle 17 Sprinter.

With Furr now out front he was able to hold command until lap 12, when 14-year-old Buddy Kofoid sliced his way by for the lead. The Penngrove racer was searching for his second triumph of the season and looked solid, until missing the rubber a couple times while coming up on lapped traffic, allowing Tarlton the opportunity to pounce.

As the top-two rounded the third & fourth corners on lap 17, Kofoid got just a bit high and that was all Tarlton needed to grab the top spot that he would never relinquish. Kofoid got extremely loose and turned a complete 360, but was able to gather it back in to continue on in fourth.

The remaining 12 laps were all Tarlton out front, who took the checkered flag by more than 4-seconds over second place Furr. It marked the second consecutive runner up finish for the past Ocean Sprints champ aboard the Price Rite Restaurant Equipment/ Brad Furr Racing No. 2 mount. Salinas, Ca’s Jeremy Chisum had one of the finest finishes of his career to round out the podium. It was great to see Chisum have a solid night in the Baby Matthew Pediatric Cancer Awareness/ Keith Day Trucking No. 8 Sprinter.

Kofoid & Fresno’s Koen Shaw rounded out the top-five. The top-10 was completed by Fremont’s Dustin Golobic, High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award winner Kyler Shaw of Fresno, Cottonwood’s Lucas Ashe, Salinas’ Jason Chisum and Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson. Chase Johnson was awarded with the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award.

Sanders captured the night’s Dash, while Brad Furr & Dustin Golobic won heat races. Furr opened the night by setting the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time.

A-main finish: #21 Tommy Tarlton #2 Brad Furr #8 Jeremy Chisum #4S Buddy Kofoid #88 Koen Shaw #9J Dustin Golobic #92 Kyler Dash Man Shaw #33 Lucas Ashe #25Z Jason Chisum #72W Kurt Nelson #7 Nick Ringo Jr #6N Gary Nelson Jr. #17 Justin Sanders #24 Chase Johnson #55 Danny Malfatti #73 Craig Frandsen #17S Derek Overkamp

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will return next Friday to the Ocean Speedway, before the King of the West 410 Sprint Car Series invades the track on Friday June 24 for the 31st annual Pombo/Sargent Classic. The full schedule can be viewed at www.racepmg.com

 

 

Steve Poirier stays hot on Lucas Oil ESS Trail, wins Third in a row at Mohawk

By MIKE MALLETT

AKWESASNE, NY – The wins just keep coming for Steve Poirier. The St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., driver swept the week with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) one week ago in Quebec and on Friday night he stayed hot as he dominated the 25-lap A-Main at the Mohawk International Raceway on Friday night for his third consecutive victory.

Poirier wasted little time getting to lead. From there he dominated the feature lapping up to the top ten for his fourth win of the season and the 57th of his career. The feature padded his point lead as he pursues his seventh series championship. His win also earned him points toward the NAPA Auto Parts Tour of the States as well as the Einstein Construction Group Tour of Canada and SUNY Canton Series.

“This is pretty incredible,” stated Poirier after the victory. “We’ve found a setup with this car that I really like. It seems that luck is on our side. We had a good draw tonight. The wind is at our back right now. We could not ask for anything better right now.”

Jordan Poirier beat Dave Axton into the first turn to put himself in front at the start. He was able to lead the first circuit before the only pause in the action came before a second lap could be completed. Jeff Cook caught an implement tire exiting turn four which caused his No. 10 to get upside down. He wasn’t hurt but his car suffered extensive damage ending his A-Main after he captured the Cobra Coaches Dash win.

Steve re-fired from the outside of the second row when the race returned to green flag conditions. He immediately went to the top of turns one and two advancing from fourth to the lead as he blasted by Jordan on the exit of the second corner.

“I tried the outside a little bit in my heat race and I saw that it was tacky up there,” commented Poirier. “My plan right away was to try and sneak by them on the outside on that restart. Jordan doesn’t have as much experience as I have. He could have driven his car in deeper. I just used everything I had to make my move on the cushion. After that it was easier because I was up front and I could take my time.”

With that move Steve immediately opened up a sizeable advantage over Jordan and the rest of the field. It didn’t take long for Steve to catch the back of the field which forced him to get up on the wheel. Steve had to use multiple lanes as he maneuvered his way through traffic.

He continued in traffic as Jordan and Tim Axton swapped the runner-up spot back and forth. At the midway point Axton was able to finally wrestle the position away from Jordan while Steve continued to hold a comfortable lead.

While Steve worked to increase his lead the race behind him was a good one as Axton, Jordan and Jason Barney worked one another over. They wrestled for position with each other while also navigating the traffic at the backend of the field. Axton’s lane on the bottom proved to be the right way to go as Jordan and Barney were unable to steal the second spot away from him.

With only five laps left, Poirier’s lane on the top began to give up which saw him start to struggle to get by traffic. He worked over Yan Bilodeau, who was running 11th, for several laps. He was never able to put him down a lap. Even with the struggles Poirier’s lead was insurmountable for the rest of the competition.

“For a while the outside was better,” he said. “I could run deep on the outside and I felt okay. The last five laps, once I got to Bilodeau, he raced me back on the inside. I thought the bottom was starting to take rubber. I didn’t want to go down there because we didn’t setup the car to do that.”

When all was said and done he went to earn his seventh career victory at the northern New York track. Axton had his best career finish with the series as he came home in the runner-up spot. For the Auburn, N.Y., driver it was like a win as he had ups in downs in his career. He’s in his third full season of action with the club.

“This is a win for me when you run against such great drivers like Steve Poirier,” Axton said. “This is always a fun race to come to. I’m really happy for our team. This car was so locked down on the bottom. With my Donath Motorworx Engine I got a good fire on that restart. Racing with Jordan and Steve is something. This is great.”

Jordan was able to hold on for a third place run. He has only a handful of starts with third also being his best career finish in 360 Sprint Car action.

“This is incredible,” stated Jordan. “I can’t thank Steve and Kevin Loveys enough for putting me in this car. Last week at Drummond we had the same car but didn’t get the results. Tonight it was absolutely awesome.”

Barney earned his fifth top five finish on the season as he finished in fourth with Chuck Hebing piloting Patrick Vigneault’s No. 55 to a fifth place finish.

ESS/Mohawk Notes – A solid field of 24 sprints in the pits at the beautiful North Country facility…Devin Caron made his first start of 2016…Chad Miller had a motor expire during the timed hot laps. He was loaded and heading home early to change engines for Utica-Rome…Jordan Poirier and Guillaume Neiderer were doing double duty with the Quebec Mini Sprints where Poirier won and Neiderer finished right behind.

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main 25 Laps – Steve Poirier ($1,600), Tim Axton ($1,000), Jordan Poirier ($810), Jason Barney ($630), Chuck Hebing ($615), Paul Kinney ($760), Matt Tanner ($455), Shawn Donath ($420), Devin Caron ($435), Yan Bilodeau ($500), Brandon Kidd ($385), Dave Axton ($520), Parker Evans ($300), Paulie Colagiovanni ($315), Chris Jones ($310), Jonathan Preston ($355), James Hanson ($300), Keith Granholm ($275), Guillaume Neiderer ($275), Paul Pekkonen ($300), Denny Peebles ($325), Tommy Wickham ($275), Jeff Cook ($300)

Did Not Qualify – Chad Miller

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

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Colagiovanni, Bilodeau, Tanner, Kidd, Cook, Pekkonen

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – S. Poirier, T. Axton, Barney, Donath, Preston, Hanson

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Hebing, Caron, D. Axton, J. Poirier, Jones, Kinney

Westfront Construction/Cobra Coaches Dash – Cook, Preston, Kinney, Pekkonen, Jones, Hanson

BONUSES:

Westfront Construction/Cobra Coaches Dash – Cook ($100), Preston ($75), Kinney ($50), Pekkonen ($25), Jones ($25), Hanson ($25)

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger - Kinney (9 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – S. Poirier $50

E&V Energy - Bilodeau $100

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary - Peebles $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Hebing $35

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

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Colagiovanni, S. Poirier, Hebing $25

911 Restoration – Caron, Kidd $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – None - $200 at Utica-Rome June 12.

Hoosier Tires – D. Axton $200

Vahlco Wheels - Kinney $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

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!!

 

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series

Quincy, IL– Austin Brown of Millstadt, Illinois took the lead away from Spencer Bayston on lap 25, running away from the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports driver on his way to his first POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory of 2016. Brown’s win at Quincy Raceways earned him night number two of Illinois SPEED Week.

On the opening lap of the feature, Andy Malpocker would jump into the early lead trailed by Brown, as a gaggle of cars battled behind. By lap eight, Brown would be in position to pounce on Malpocker, diving to the bottom of turn three sliding for the lead, only to have Spencer Bayston charge by both drivers for the lead. Just as Bayston closed in on lap traffic, the first yellow of the evening would fly as Andrew Felker slid off the turn three banking bringing out the caution.

Returning to racing with 12 laps in the books, Bayston would lead the way, followed by Brown and Tucker Klaasmeyer. As Bayston closed in on traffic, the yellow would fly as teammates Carson Macedo and Holly Shelton sat collected in the middle of turns three and four. Coming back to green just shy of over halfway with 17 laps down, Justin Peck would throw a spectacular slide job to take the third position from Klaasmeyer. Klaasmeyer would attempt to return the favor entering one, only to loop his machine and collect Darren Hagen.

Coming back to green, Justin Peck would slide for second, taking the position from Brown, only to have lady luck bite the young wheelman one lap later as his machine bounced and biked wildly entering up on the turn one cushion sending the driver for a tumble. Peck would be alright, but done for the evening. With 20 laps in the books, Bayston would take off, but this time Brown would hang with him. On lap 22, Jason McDougal looped it entering turn one for the final caution of the evening. With eight laps left, Bayston would lead the field to green, but Brown would power by for the lead on lap 25.

Adding car lengths each lap, Brown would go on untouchable as Bayston finished second, followed by Zach Daum. Tanner Thorson ended up fourth, earning the Sport City Honda of Jacksonville Hard Charger Award after starting 21st. Jimi Quin rounded out the top five.

“I’ve got to thank my guys back there,” said Austin Brown. “The Keith Kunz cars are definitely the cars to beat right now. After the heat race, Keith was actually the one who helped us out and pointed out that our motor was going bad. Everyone in the pits helped us out to get it changed. I’m just really exhausted after changing that motor. I can’t thank everyone who helped and pitched in enough .”

“That’s what we’re going for this week; consistency,” Spencer Bayston said. “But everybody likes to win, and nobody likes getting beat. Hat’s off to Austin and Flea and all them. They did a great job and just out drove me. I made some dumb decisions running around in the slick. Congrats to him, we’ll keep plugging along and hopefully get this SPEED Week championship.”

“We’ve had some issues these last couple of weeks and we just needed to put together a night of racing and finish,” said Zach Daum. “I think we’ve got most of our issues worked out now, so hopefully we can just keep running and work on getting our car a little bit better and not worry about what is going to fall off our car next.”

Midgets
Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 7 - AUSTIN BROWN, Heat 2: 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER, Heat 3: 5X - JUSTIN PECK

Great Clips Feature Winner: 7 - AUSTIN BROWN

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 2. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 3. 5D - ZACH DAUM 4. 67 - TANNER THORSON 5. 8GQ - JIMI QUIN 6. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 7. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 8. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 9. 32 - GARRETT AITKEN 10. 11A - ANDREW FELKER 11. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 12. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 13. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 14. 93K - RILEY KREISEL 15. 73 - JASON MCDOUGAL 16. 21 - TY HULSEY 17. 56X - MARK CHISHOLM 18. 5X - JUSTIN PECK 19. 24 - DAYNE KINGSHOTT 20. 17 - DARREN HAGEN 21. 5C - COLTEN COTTLE 22. 71K - CARSON MACEDO 23. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 24. 57D - DANIEL ROBINSON

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Byron Reed wasn’t planning on chasing any points in 2016. The seven time and defending Attica Raceway Park Champion and three time and defending Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series titlist planned on missing some races to spend time with family and maybe travel to other tracks. After Friday on Burns Electric/Gordon Lumber Night at Attica Raceway Park those plans may change.

Reed grabbed the lead on lap 21 of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint A-main and drove away to his first win of the year at Attica. However, it is Reed’s third FAST victory of 2016 and vaulted him into the point lead of the $10,000-to-win series.

Reed now has 32 career wins at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue and sits second in all-time victories at the track. The win opened the “North Verses South” battle of the FAST series and Ohio Sprint Car Series.

“We said to start the year we were not going to race for points. There are some races and tracks I’d really like to go to. I love Attica and Fremont, but I love Kokomo Speedway and it was on our schedule and even thought about going to Knoxville this year. It’s going to be a hard decision as good as we’re running around here. I’ve done this so long and I only have so many years left and I’d like to do other things before I’m done so we’ll have to make a decision in the next couple of weeks,” Reed said.

The Fremont Fence 305 Sprints ran two features – the make-up event from the rained out feature of May 20, and the night’s regular show.

In the make up feature Fremont’s Paul Weaver would take the lead on lap 11 and drove away for his second win of the year at Attica. It was his 35th career victory at the track as he leads all drivers in wins in the 305 sprint division.

The win was even more special considering Weaver destroyed a car a week ago at Fremont when a rear axel broke. Weaver brought out an old back-up car to get the win.

“I bought this car off of Bob Hampshire. It’s a ’09 and I actually sold it to Jamie Miller this winter but he never came and got it. He said I could run it. It’s a really tight car but I had it freed up where it was good for this race but we’re really going to have to work with it for later on because it will be way different,” said Weaver beside his Hampshire Engines, M&L Excavating, Schiets Motorsports, Weaver Performance Center backed #1W.

In the night’s regular 305 sprint feature, Fremont’s Bobby Clark would lead all 25 laps to score his second win of the season. It was Clark’s 21st career victory at Attica and ties him with Bryan Scott for third on the track’s all-time win list for the 305 sprints.

Clark, the defending JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Series Presented by Engine Pro champion, takes over sole possession of the series point lead with his second FAST win of 2016. Three drivers – Clark, Nate Dussel and Weaver – came into the night tied atop the standings.

“We’ve started at the back a lot this year and it was Dave’s (Foos, crew chief) turn to draw and he got a two and that really helped tonight,” Clark said beside his Fremont Fence, Kear’s Speed Shop, Shelluke’s Bar, Big D’s Pizza, B&L Plumbing backed machine.

“The car was really sticking I just had to be careful. I watched quite a bit of that 410 feature and I knew the bottom was where I had to be. I just had to be careful not to give it up,” added Clark of his Nagy Equipment Sales, Willie’s Towing, Schiets Motorsports, Miller Rigging sponsored #8.

Over the past couple season’s Toledo’s Cory McCaughey has led a lot of laps in the dirt trucks and finished second a lot. He finally got his first dirt win. McCaughey would lead all 15 laps but early on Jeff Ward didn’t make it easy. But McCaughey would pull away and dominate for his first Attica victory.

“Twelve second places…that’s how many….12. The last few laps all I kept thinking was ‘how am I going to finish second again.’ I have to thank A&D Auto Parts, John’s Fourth Season, IPS Rooter Pro, Central Collision, Ron Miller Race Cars and my dad…we did it on dirt dad,” McCaughey said.

It was a rough start to the 30-lap $3,000-to-win 410 sprint feature. Rob Chaney caused a caution before a lap could be completed. When the green flew again, Brian Lay grabbed the lead from Caleb Griffith with Chad Kemenah, Travis Philo, Byron Reed and Dale Blaney in tow. After a lap was scored Chris Andrews spun, collecting Chaney whose night was done.

On the ensuing restart Andrews spun again, ending his feature. When the green flew again the race would go to the end caution-free.

Lay bolted back into the lead with Griffith being challenged by Kemenah while Reed slipped around Philo and Blaney. Lay pulled away slightly with Kemenah taking second on lap five. Kemenah quickly caught Lay and the pair battled hard over the next two laps before Kemenah grabbed the lead on lap eight.

Meanwhile a heck of a battle ensued for third involving Griffith, Reed, Blaney and TJ Michael. Kemenah could not shake Lay who continually raced to his inside to challenge. As the leaders entered lapped traffic, Lay drove under Kemenah to regain the lead on lap 15 with Reed, Blaney and Michael in tow.

Lay and Kemenah continued to battle with Reed reeling them in while Blaney, Michael, Griffith and Sheldon Haudenschild gave chase. With 13 laps to go Reed caught the lead duo. Reed grabbed second on lap 18 as the leaders drove into heavy lapped traffic.

Reed made his winning move on lap 21, driving under Lay who was trying to get around lapped cars. Once in the lead Reed pulled away for the win. Lay, Kemenah, Blaney and Michael would round out the top five.

“That was a perfect race for me. I was just praying there wouldn’t be a caution there at the end. Once we got racing I got to over driving the car and was losing ground. Once I got settled down it got going really good. I have to thank my long time sponsor now Crown Battery but I also have to thank my brand new sponsor Ken Gill Construction…Ray Brooks and his boys are here tonight so it’s a great way to start the sponsorship off for those guys,” Reed said.

In the first 305 sprint A-main, Jamie Miller and Ricky Peterson brought the field to green and that duo battled each other tough over the opening handful of laps. Behind them Kyle Capodice and seventh starter Weaver raced side by side for third with Weaver taking the spot on lap three. Weaver drove under Miller for second on lap six and closed quickly on Peterson.

Peterson encountered lapped traffic by the ninth circuit and he and Weaver would bump wheels for the lead. Weaver grabbed the top spot on lap 11 and began to pull away. Peterson, Miller and Capodice gave chase with a fantastic battle fifth ensuing with Seth Schneider, Dan McCarron and Steve Rando.

Weaver encountered heavy lapped traffic with eight laps to go, but he muscled is way through and drove to the win over Peterson with Miller holding off Capodice for third. Schneider won the battle for fifth.

In the night’s regular feature for the 305 sprints, Clark quickly bolted into the lead at the drop of the green over Weaver, Tyler Street, Capodice, McCarron, Brandon Moore and Nate Dussel. Capodice grabbed second on lap seven just before the caution flew for Ray Thurston.

When the green flew so did Clark, pulling away from Capodice with Weaver in tow. Nate Dussel would drive from sixth to third on the restart and closed quickly on Capodice. The caution flew again on lap 14 for a Matt Foos spin with the running order Clark, Capodice, Dussel, Weaver, Street, Moore, McCarron and Dustin Dinan.

Clark would get a great restart and pulled away as Capodice had his hands full with Dussel. Dussel would take second on lap 17. With seven laps to go the car on the move was Jamie Miller who had driven from his 18th starting spot to seventh. Miller moved into the top five with six laps remaining.

Disaster struck for Dussel on lap 22 as he spun while battling with Capodice. When the green flew Clark drove away for the win over Capodice, Weaver, Miller and Dinan.

In the non-stop 15 lap dirt truck feature McCaughey and Ward battled for the lead early with Brad Stuckey, Dustin Keegan and Brian Arnold staying close. Once McCaughey was able to settle down and hit his marks, he pulled away.

Stuckey drove into second on lap four but could not close on McCaughey who would win by a straight-away over Stuckey, Ward, Keegan and Dana Fry who started 11th.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, June 17 to kick off the 34th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedway with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Kistler Engines/Ohio Cat Night. The UMP late models will also be racing as they not only will run a regular program but their May 20th rained out feature.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com and follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk and like Attica Raceway Park on Facebook.

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, June 10, 2016

Gordon Lumber/Burns Electric

Starting spot [*]

O’Reilly Auto Parts

410 Sprints

40 cars

Qualifying

1.93-Sheldon Haudenschield, 12.440; 2.1-Dale Blaney, 12.542; 3.40-Caleb Helms, 12.561; 4.45L-Brian Lay, 12.616; 5.73-Chris Andrews, 12.623; 6.09-Craig Mintz, 12.656; 7.22-Cole Duncan, 12.669; 8.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.764; 9.9R-Jordan Ryan, 12.812; 10.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.907; 11.5R-Byron Reed, 12.924; 12.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.927; 13.23-DJ Foos, 12.959; 14.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.980; 15.60-Jody Keegan, 12.996; 16.83M-Broc Martin, 13.021; 17.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.023; 18.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 13.043; 19.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.079; 20.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.125; 21.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 13.175; 22.25M-Ken Mackey, 13.191; 23.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.194; 24.56R-Ryan Myers, 13.203; 25.59-Bryan Nuckles, 13.271; 26.7S-Joe Swanson, 13.277; 27.5T-Travis Philo, 13.314; 28.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.335; 29.8M-TJ Michael, 13.353; 30.12-Daniel Harding, 13.441; 31.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.512; 32.83X-Nate Reeser, 13.542; 33.8-David Smith, 13.559; 34.4-Danny Smith, 13.605; 35.38-Max Stambaugh, 13.625; 36.89-George Hawkins, 13.643; 37.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.668; 38.40I-Mark Imler, 13.922; 39.22D-Josh Davis, 13.953; 40.96AU-Bruce White, 14.034;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 9R-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 4. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[1] ; 5. 56R-Ryan Myers[6] ; 6. 25M-Ken Mackey[5] ; 7. 8-David Smith[8] ; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschield[4] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 5. 9x-Rob Chaney[5] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 7. 46AU-Stuart Williams[8] ; 8. 7S-Joe Swanson[7]

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

1. 73-Chris Andrews[3] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 6. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 8. 59-Bryan Nuckles[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[4] ; 4. 12-Daniel Harding[5] ; 5. 38-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 6. 22D-Josh Davis[7] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[8] ; 8. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3]

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

1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton[2] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 6. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 7. 89-George Hawkins[6] ; 8. 40I-Mark Imler[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 83M-Broc Martin[7] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[4] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[3] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[9] ; 6. 25M-Ken Mackey[6] ; 7. 40I-Mark Imler[13] ; 8. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[8] ; 9. 83X-Nate Reeser[11] ; 10. 38-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 11. 96AU-Bruce White[10] ; 12. 59-Bryan Nuckles[12]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 3. 56R-Ryan Myers[3] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[12] ; 6. 12-Daniel Harding[2] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 8. 8-David Smith[8] ; 9. 89-George Hawkins[10] ; 10. 7S-Joe Swanson[11] ; 11. 8J-Jess Stiger[5] ; 12. 22D-Josh Davis[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[11] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschield[12] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 9. 22-Cole Duncan[8] ; 10. 97-Dean Jacobs[17] ; 11. 09-Craig Mintz[10] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[19] ; 13. 9R-Jordan Ryan[13] ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 15. 60-Jody Keegan[14] ; 16. 83M-Broc Martin[18] ; 17. 56R-Ryan Myers[21] ; 18. 22B-Ryan Broughton[15] ; 19. 73-Chris Andrews[9] ; 20. 9x-Rob Chaney[20]

Hard Charger: 97-Dean Jacobs +7

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 2F-Matt Foos[1] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[8] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 4. 6-Ray Thurston[2] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 7. 39C-Scott Riley[7] ; 8. 7-Dylan Kingan[4] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 1X-Dustin Dinan[1] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 6. 32H-Dan Hennig[6] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 8. 10X-Dustin Stroup[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 4. 22-Seth Schneider[2] ; 5. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 6. 14-Rick Daugherty[8] ; 7. 41-Thomas Schinderle[4] ; 8. 47-Matt Lucius[3]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[7] ; 4. 2L-Landon LaLonde[2] ; 5. 66-Jamie Miller[8] ; 6. 20B-Cody Bova[4] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[6] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[5]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 4. 32H-Dan Hennig[4] ; 5. 39C-Scott Riley[5] ; 6. 45-Trevor Baker[9] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 8. 7-Dylan Kingan[7] ; 9. 10X-Dustin Stroup[8]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps, top 3 to A)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 20B-Cody Bova[4] ; 3. 14-Rick Daugherty[3] ; 4. 41-Thomas Schinderle[5] ; 5. 94K-Kevin Mingus[6] ; 6. 47-Matt Lucius[7] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[8] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[1]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 4. 66-Jamie Miller[18] ; 5. 1X-Dustin Dinan[7] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[11] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 9. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 10. 11G-Luke Griffith[12] ; 11. 99-Alvin Roepke[21] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[9] ; 13. 20B-Cody Bova[20] ; 14. 77I-John Ivy[14] ; 15. 2-Ricky Peterson[19] ; 16. 22-Seth Schneider[15] ; 17. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[17] ; 18. 1-Nate Dussel[10] ; 19. 14-Rick Daugherty[22] ; 20. 2F-Matt Foos[5] ; 21. 2L-Landon LaLonde[16] ; 22. 6-Ray Thurston[13]

Hard Charger: 66-Jamie Miller +14

Dirt Trucks -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 36M-Cory McCaughey[1] ; 2. 5S-Brad Stuckey[4] ; 3. 17X-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 4. 16-Steve Sabo[3] ; 5. 72-Eric Potridge[2] ; 6. 7F-Dana Frey[7] ; 7. 2-Matt Foos[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 33W-Jeff Ward[5] ; 2. 33-Brian Arnold[1] ; 3. J7-John Jones[4] ; 4. 13-Len Benyak[6] ; 5. 4S-Keith Sorg[2] ; 6. 8KB-Kody Brewer[3]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

1. 36M-Cory McCaughey[1] ; 2. 5S-Brad Stuckey[4] ; 3. 33W-Jeff Ward[2] ; 4. 17X-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 5. 7F-Dana Frey[11] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[10] ; 7. 33-Brian Arnold[5] ; 8. 16-Steve Sabo[7] ; 9. 13-Len Benyak[8] ; 10. 72-Eric Potridge[9] ; 11. J7-John Jones[3]

Hard Charger: 7F-Dana Frey +6

305 Sprints

Make-up from May 20

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

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[2] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 5. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[5]

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

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 87-Brian Gibbs[3] ; 4. 9R-Dustin Rall[4] ; 5. 14-Rick Daugherty[6] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[8] ; 7. 42-Kevin Shirey[5] ; 8. 39C-Scott Riley[7]

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

1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 4. 45-Trevor Baker[4] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[7] ; 6. 18N-Frank Neill[6] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 8. 1X-Dustin Dinan[2]

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

1. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[2] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[1] ; 4. 18N-Frank Neill[3] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 6. 42-Kevin Shirey[5] ; 7. 39C-Scott Riley[8] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 9. 1X-Dustin Dinan[9]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[1] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[11] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[15] ; 8. 10X-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 9. 77I-John Ivy[12] ; 10. 45-Trevor Baker[9] ; 11. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 12. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 13. 8-Bobby Clark[14] ; 14. 4*-Tyler Street[16] ; 15. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[17] ; 16. 9R-Dustin Rall[10] ; 17. 14-Rick Daugherty[13] ; 18. 39C-Scott Riley[19] ; 19. 75-Jerry Dahms[20] ; 20. 7M-Brandon Moore[18]

Hard Charger: 19R-Steve Rando +8

 

Steve Feder and Danny Mumaw score first Lernerville wins
Defending Track Champion Corey McPherson wins his third

Sarver, PA (June 10, 2016) For the second consecutive week, the A-Train rolled into its favorite station; Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane. Charging from 10th of the grid, Alex Ferree made a bold move through turns three & four in heavy lapped traffic to pass second running Matt Lux and the leader Michael Norris and then held on to score his 35th career feature win in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models. Steve Feder scored an emotional first career feature win in the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds, but almost gave it away on a late race restart. With three laps to go, Mike Maresca took the lead on the restart and Feder actually fell back to third initially, but rallied back to cushion and drove back to the lead to score his first Lernerville win. Danny Mumaw, a regular at the Wayne County Speedway in Ohio, held off a late race charge by Defending Track Champion AJ Flick and Logan Wagner to score his first Lernerville win in the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints. And as he has so many times the past few seasons, 27 times to be exact, Corey McPherson rolled his #C33 machine into Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane after winning his third Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman.

6.10.16

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar 410 Sprint Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (16) Danny Mumaw, Wooster, OH
2. (2) AJ Flick, Apollo
3. (12J) Logan Wagner, Bedford
4. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum
5. (7K) Dan Shetler, Johnstown
6. (33) Brent Matus, Wampum
7. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton
8. (23jr) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH
9. (10) Carl Bowser, Sarver
10. (51) John Garvin Jr., Sarver
11. (19) Caleb Grubb, Loysburg
12. (46) Michael Bauer, Clarion
13. (11) Scott Priester, Rimersburg
14. (24X) Sye Lynch, Apollo
15. (76) Davey Jones, Baden
16. (22E) Ralph Engle, Harmony
17. (27) Zach Morrow, Mars
18. (C1) Clay Riney, Wellsburg, WV
19. (24) Alex Paden, New Wilmington
20. (12) Darin Gallagher, Butler
Heat Winners: Davey Jones, Danny Mumaw, Scott Priester
B-Main Winner: Carl Bowser

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (10) Alex Ferree, Saxonburg
2. (56) Russell King, Bristolville, OH
3. (72) Michael Norris, Sarver
4. (111) Matt Lux, Franklin
5. (27) Michael Lake, Uniontown
6. (10L) Gary Lyle, Hyde Park
7. (B1) Brandon Wearing, Callery
8. (B1D) Matt Latta, Andover, OH
9. (15) Kelvin Kohan, Gibsonia
10. (81) Mike Miller, Chicora
11. (B8) Tom Bateman, Carnegie
12. (99) Doug Eck, Corry
13. (1C) Mike Pegher Jr, Wexford
14. (29) Ken Schaltenbrand, Sarver
15. (66) Todd Bachman, Natrona Heights
16. (14) Dan Angelicchio, Greensburg
17. (54) Eric Andrus, West Spring Creek
DNS (9) Clayton Kennedy, Mars
DNS (72B) Jim Kurpakus, Leechburg
Heat Winners: Russ King, Ken Schaltenbrand

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified Feature: (25 Laps)
1. (45) Steve Feder, Butler
2. (7) Michael Maresca, Akron, OH
3. (6) Mat Williamson, St Catharines, ONT
4. (65) Rex King Sr., Bristolville, OH
5. (83) Brian Swartzlander, Leechburg
6. (66M) JR McGinley, Fairmont City
7. (165) Rex King Jr., Bristolville, OH
8. (23) Jimmy Weller, Liberty, OH
9. (777) Kevin Bolland, New Brighton
10. (28) Tom Winkle, Mars
11. (7Z) Mark Flick, Apollo
12. (61) Dave Murdick, Meridian
13. (13) Rick Regalski, Slippery Rock
14. (03) Mark Frankhouser, Philipsburg
15. (3E) Eric Gabany, Mercer
16. (96) Mike Turner, Herman
17. (64) Rodney Beltz, Ellwood City
18. (75) Jeff Miller, Sarver
19. (3K) Shawn Kozar, Renfrew
20. (37MD) Jeremiah Shingledecker, Polk
21. (27R) Dave Reges, Butler
Heat Winners: Eric Gabany, Mat Williamson

 

 

Brenden Bright Wins 3rd of the Season at Williams Grove

Brenden Bright drove to his 3rd win on the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic ARDC presented by Auto Bahn Indoor Speedway season Friday night at the historic half mile.

Danny Stratton and Trevor Kobylarz paced the field in front of a big crowd with Stratton jumping to the lead on lap one. Kobylarz, who lost a motor in his wingless sprint car earlier in the week, took the lead on lap 3 and began to distance himself from the field.

Indianapolis 500 driver Bryan Clausen brought out the first yellow on lap six when his Heffner racing number 27 slowed.

Kobylarz stretched his lead on the restart with Bright running second. Brenden began closing on lap nine and made the race winning move coming out of turn four to lead lap eleven.

Fourth place running Danny Stratton saw his night end on lap thirteen tightening the field for the final time. Steve Buckwalter made a move to third on the restart, but the night belonged to the Wee Bee Audio number 92 of Bright.

The nights hard charger was Brett Wanner who advanced seven positions to win the free wheel from Keizer Wheels.

ARDC Feature Finish Williams Grove:

#92 Brenden Bright
#14 Trevor Kobylarz
#25 Steve Buckwalter
#77 Alex Bright
#4 Ryan Greth
#44 Brett Wanner
#4x Shelby Harper
#33 Danny Stratton
#95 Jim Radney
#29 Kevin Thomas Jr.
#5 P.J. Gargiulo
#74 Jamie Spears
#27 Bryan Clausen

DNS: #46 Brett Arndt, #78 Nick Wean, #57 Jason Rice

Next Race Sunday June 12th at Susquehanna Speedway with the USAC National Sprint Cars.

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Round 4 Of The Winged 360 Sprint Car Series Heads to Speedway

By Don Martin II Antioch, CA...The competition has been close in the Winged 360 Sprint Car division at Antioch Speedway. The competitive division has seen three different winners in three races so far. As word has spread about this division, we have seen some fast competitors take their turns on the fast 3/8 mile banked clay oval. The Sprint Cars are back this Saturday night, June 11th.

The May 21st event was a non stop race. Watsonville competitor Koen Shaw emerged with an impressive victory. Shaw made his first visit to the speedway in the previous race and left with a strong third place showing. When he returned last time, he didn't come alone. This time, Logan Seavey was there piloting the #92 car normally driven by Koen's brother Kyler.

There has been plenty of speculation about the Winged 360 Sprint Car division at Antioch Speedway since promoter John M. Soares added the division as part of his lineup of Northern All Star divisions. However, the message is clear. There is a commitment to establishing this division at the track. Gradually, new drivers are coming out and giving it a shot.

While Shaw and Seavey were grabbing the first and second positions, a well known Sacramento area Sprint Car driver was paying a visit. Past Marysville champion Colby Wiesz has been at the track before and done well. As with Seavey, Wiesz also captured his heat race on the evening, and he drove to a third place feature finish.

One driver who has unquestionably supported Sprint Car racing every time the division has been welcomed at the track is Art McCarthy. McCarthy is a past division champion and has finished in the top three in points for the last two seasons. His victory in the season opener showed his intentions. If you want to win the championship, you have to go through him. This season, the McCarthy's are a two car team as Art's son Adam, a past feature winner at Antioch himself, has returned to action.

Billy Aton has emerged to contend with McCarthy for the track championship. The past Wingless Spec Sprint champion is a feature winner this year, and he finished fifth in the Main Event last time out after having to start tenth as the previous winner. Billy figures to be a major factor in this championship battle.

Meanwhile, Shawn Arriaga was a late starter this year having missed the first race. The 2015 track champion has picked up back to back top five finishes with his recent fourth place effort. He has finished in front of his rival McCarthy both times. Shawn has to make up for that lost race, but if anybody can do it, this third generation racer has the ability. McCarthy ended up a disappointed sixth last time out.

Finishing seventh was another open wheel veteran, Burt Foland Jr. Foland has raced in both Midgets and Sprint Cars, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him get a win at some point this season. It was Dan Gonderman, Rick Brophy and son Ricky Brophy who rounded out the top 10 in the most recent race. Gonderman and the elder Brophy are both currently Top 5 ranked drivers.

Nearly two dozen different cars have competed in the three races so far, and there were 12 cars last time out. It appears as if this division is on the rise and better days are ahead. The Winged Sprint Cars will be joined by the Wingless Spec Sprints on the card at Antioch Speedway on June 11th. Further information can be gathered at www.antiochspeedway.com.

2016 Antioch Winged 360 Northern All Star Points

Art McCarthy 148 Billy Aton 146 Dan Gonderman 114 Ricky Brophy 104 Koen Shaw 100 Shawn Arriaga 94 Chris Magoon 94 Burt Foland Jr. 80 Ricky Brophy 64 Jarrett Soares 54

Past Champions

1998-Gary Geving 2007-Art McCarthy 2010-Craig Smith 2013-Chris Magoon 2014-Chris Magoon 2015-Shawn Arriaga

Last 25 Feature Winners

May 21, 2016: Koen Shaw April 23, 2016: Billy Aton April 2, 2016: Art McCarthy August 29, 2015: Art McCarthy August 8, 2015: Shawn Arriaga July 11, 2015: Jake Haulot June 20, 2915: Austin Liggett June 6, 2015: Shawn Arriaga May 16, 2015: Jake Haulot April 25, 2015: Alissa Geving March 7, 2015: Art McCarthy August 2, 2014: Zack Lynskey June 21 2014: Bradley Terrell June 10, 2014: Chris Magoon April 5, 2014: Kurt Nelson May 4, 2013: Shawn Arriaga April 13, 2014: Chris Martin September 17, 2011: Billy Aton July 30, 2011: Craig Smith September 15, 2010: Jeremy Burt August 25, 2010: Craig Smith April 24, 2010: Craig Smith March 27, 2010: Craig Smith March 20, 2010: Ryan Risconi September 26, 2009: Jeremy Burt August 29, 2009: Jeremy Burt

2016 Northern All Stars Winged 360 Sprint Car Schedule

June 11 June 18 June 25 July 16 July 30 August 6 August 20 August 27 September 10 September 17 September 24

 

 

Tanner Thorson Takes Night One of Illinois SPEED Week

Belleville, IL- Minden, Nevada native Tanner Thorson claimed the opening night of Illinois SPEED Week for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series at Belle-Clair Speedway. Swooping in and stealing the lead on lap nine and never looking back, Thorson chose the long way around and put his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports entry up on the fence for the win.

Starting inside, second row, Thorson would have to chase down pole-sitter Zach Daum and second place runner Jake Neuman for the initial eight laps. By lap three Thorson would move past Neuman for second and work to reel in Daum. The caution Thorson needed happened in the form of misfortune for teammate Holly Shelton, as Shelton looped her machine off turn four bringing out the initial yellow of the evening. On the restart, Andrew Felker would end up spun in the middle of turns one and two, but Shelton would have nowhere to go and clip a right rear sending her machine into a harrowing set of flips before landing. Shelton would be alright, but done for the night.

Returning to racing, Daum would lead the way, but Thorson slid for the lead entering turn three, with Neuman sneaking past Daum. On lap 17, the caution would slow Thorson's momentum as Danny Frye came to a stop along the back stretch. Zach Daum would pull off during the caution with damage to the right rear corner of his machine, ending any chances of a challenge against Thorson. Coming back to green, the caution would fly on lap 18 for debris in turn three.
Inheriting the third position, Jason McDougal would have to hold off Spencer Bayston coming back to green. As the duo battled for third, Thorson strung out his lead until the yellow flew again on lap 21, as Brayton Lynch sat off turn two. In turn three, McDougal would come to a stop as a fuel line had worked its way loose, ending his solid top three run.

Returning to racing, Thorson would be untouchable as Neuman crossed the line in second. Spencer Bayston finished third and picked up the Sport City Honda of Jacksonville Hard Charger Award coming from 16th. Darren Hagen took fourth, while Austin Brown finished fifth.
"It was awesome," said Thorson. "I knew I had to wait a little bit and let this track widen out. I knew I was going to be good. Al and Keith always give me an awesome car every time I go out. They leave it up to me to get the job done. This track was pretty awesome. It always puts on a good race."

"We were fast all night," said Neuman. "Tanner was really fast. Daum unfortunately broke, but he was fast too. I can't thank my dad and everyone for all that they do for me. It's hard to run this cushion, but it's my favorite track, always up on the wall and wide open."
"It was a pretty crazy race," Bayston said. "I'm glad they tilled it up for the beginning. We were able to work around guys and make the middle work there for a little bit. Then it kind of got treacherous and these guys were really good. I think we were a third place car tonight. Thanks to Sport City Honda for putting up this award for us."
Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 5X - JUSTIN PECK, Heat 2: 11A - ANDREW FELKER, Heat 3: 5D - ZACH DAUM, Heat 4: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

Semi-Feature Winner: 91T - TYLER THOMAS

Great Clips Feature Winner: 67 - TANNER THORSON

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - TANNER THORSON 2. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 3. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 4. 17 - DARREN HAGEN 5. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 6. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN 7. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 8. 5X - JUSTIN PECK 9. 32 - GARRETT AITKEN 10. 8GQ - JIMI QUIN 11. 11A - ANDREW FELKER 12. 24 - DAYNE KINGSHOTT 13. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 14. 57D - DANIEL ROBINSON 15. 55 - JOE B MILLER 16. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 17. 73 - JASON MCDOUGAL 18. 5D - ZACH DAUM 19. 5H - DANNY FRYE 20. 1T - TONY RONEY 21. 5C - COLTEN COTTLE 22. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON

 

 

Luke Cranston Claims His Second URSS Win at RPM Speedway

Twenty two teams pulled through the Pit Gate at RPM Speedway Sunday night to make up a date that was rained out earlier in the season. It was Steve King Foundation Night Sunday and the fans in attendance were not disappointed by the action on the track. The track crew did an excellent job of maintaining a racy surface throughout the evening and Luke Cranston powered his way to his second win of the year becoming the only driver to visit Victory Lane more than once this season.

Lacrosse Kansas driver Kade Hagans led the field to the green flag and jumped out to the lead with Nate Berry, Luke Cranston, Saturday nights winner Ty Williams and three time URSS National Champion Jake Bubak rounding out the top five at the end up lap one. Caution would fly early as Jordan Randles and Ken Lutters banged wheels in turn one causing the caution to come out, both drivers were okay but done for the evening.

On the restart Kade Hagans once again jumped out into the lead, Bubak quickly charged past Williams to take away the fifth spot. Cranston set his sights on second place Berry and reeled him in lap by lap finally grabbing the runner up spot on lap nine. Hagans built a sizeable lead over the second running Cranston but was patiently working his closer each lap until on lap fourteen he took the spot away from Hagans. Soon Hagans was being pressured by Bubak for the runner up spot with Bubak relegating him to third on lap sixteen.

Lapped traffic would soon come into play allowing Bubak to close up on Cranston. Caution would fly for the final time on lap eighteen as Nate Berry came to a stop ending his night. This would bunch up the field once again.

On the restart Cranston would once again pull out to the point with Bubak in second. Fifth place Steven Richardson would use the restart to slingshot his way around Hagans and Williams to take over the third spot. Soon Hagans would be pressured by Tracey Hill who took away the fifth spot on lap twenty one. Cranston pulled away and was never challenged for the win with Bubak, Richardson Williams and Hill comprising the top five as the checkers fell. It was Cranston’s second win of the 2016 season.

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award was won by Luke Cranston moving up five spots for the win. Heat race winners - Richardson, Hagans, and Huish

RPM Speedway, Hays Kansas Results 6/5

1 Luke Cranston 2 Jake Bubak
3 Steven Richardson
4 Ty Williams
5 Tracey Hill
6 Kade Hagans
7 Jeremy Huish
8 Koby Walters
9 Ryan Walters
10 Keefe Hemel
11 Jed Werner
12 Zach Blurton
13 Jeff Radcliffe
14 Craig Jecha
15 Nate Berry
16 Aaron Ploussard
17 Darren Berry DNF
18 Lance Davis DNF
19 Michael Beckerman DNF
20 Brian Herbert DNF
21 Ken Lutters DNF
22 Jordan Randles DNF

 

 

Ty Williams Takes URSS Win at Thomas County Speedway

The United Rebel Sprint Series made its way back to the 3/8’s oval at the Thomas County Fairgrounds in Colby Kansas Saturday night and the fans were on their feet for a classic green, white checker finish. Arcadia Oklahoma’s Ty Williams in the 911 Christopher Ryan Kruse tribute sprint car wired the field to take his first URSS victory of the season.

Ty Williams along with outside pole sitter Nate Berry brought the field to the green with Williams jumping into the lead with Steven Richardson, Nate Berry, Jeff Radcliffe and Luke Cranston rounding out the top five after lap one. Cranston and Radcliffe got by Berry to relegate him to the fourth spot on lap two. Lap five saw Radcliffe pull off the track with a shattered rear brake rotor ending his promising run early.

Lap five saw the caution come out when Nate Berry looped his mount in turn one. On the restart Liberal’s Tracey Hill jumped up to the fifth spot with fellow Liberal racer Koby Walters in tow. Hill took over the fourth spot on lap seven as Zach Blurton made his way to fifth passing Walters. Up front Williams was starting to get into lapped traffic by lap eleven and on lap twelve the caution flew for a spin of the second place Richardson.

On the restart Williams once again took the point with Cranston, Hill, Blurton and Jeremy Huish rounding out the top five. Huish soon closed up on the tail tank of Blurton and on lap thirteen both Huish and Koby made their way past Blurton who fell back to the sixth spot. Blurton took back the fifth position the following lap and set his sights on Huish. John Webster and Jed Werner were in a battle for the seventh spot with Nate Berry closing in on the pair. Berry made the pass to drop Webster back a spot on lap sixteen.

The caution flew once again on lap eighteen as Steven Richardson clipped a tire on the inside of the track and spun in turn one with front end damage ending his night and setting up a green, white checkers finish.

On the restart Williams once again took the lead with Cranston, Hill, Huish and Werner rounding out the top five. John Webster made his way past Blurton to pick up the sixth spot as the white flag fell. Williams took the checkered flag for his first win the of the 2016 URSS season with Cranston, Huish, Hill and Werner making up the top five.

The Keizer Aluminum Racing Wheels Hard Charger was won by Jed Werner who finished fifth coming from his fourteenth starting spot. Heat Race winners were Koby Walters and Nate Berry.

Colby Kansas Results 6/4
1 Ty Williams
2 Luke Cranston
3 Jeremy Huish
4 Tracey Hill
5 Jed Werner
6 John Webster
7 Nate Berry
8 Zach Blurton
9 Koby Walters
10 Craig Jecha
11 Aaron Ploussard
12 Ryan Walters DNF
13 Steven Richardson DNF
14 Jeff Radcliffe DNF


 

Hat Trick for Mat Williamson in the Diehl Mods

Flick, Ferree & Young also find Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane

Sarver, PA (June 3, 2016) Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good, and then other times it's just better to be better. All four feature winners in Friday's Fab4 Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas were on the better side with a little luck factored in. The action on the track played out beneath beautiful skies and on a surface that kept drivers guessing all night long. AJ Flick took home his second feature win of 2016 in the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints while Alex Ferree found Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane for the first time this season in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models. In Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified action, St. Catharines, Ontario’s Mat Williamson scored a very difficult hat trick by way of winning his third consecutive feature, and in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part Sportsman division, Terry Young wired the field in the most dominant performance of the night.

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints

It took 25 laps and three red flag periods to finish, but when all was said and done, AJ Flick managed to stay focused through a period where he was desperately hunting the leaders, followed by a stretch where he had to nail a critical restart and fend off a hard charging Dan Kuriger en route to victory lane for the second time in 2016.

Sye Lynch, making only his second start of the season, brought the field of 20 cars to the green flag, but his time on the throttle was short lived as moments after the start of the feature, week three winner Brandon Spithaler hit the front straight wall and flipped hard causing the first red flag of the race. The incident also ended the night for Eric L. Williams and Zach Morrow who both were collected in the carnage.

On the ensuing restart, Lynch vaulted himself to the top of the surface and stretched out a healthy early race lead over second starting Dan Kuriger and Flick who fired with authority on the restart going from the sixth spot to third after the first set of turns. Up front, Lynch was setting a blistering pace and leaving the field in his wake as he found his first batch of lapped traffic on the fifth circuit. Lynch blew through the early lappers and looked to be in total command until Kuriger and Flick found lines to their liking and when they did, they both set their sights on running down the front runner.

Kuriger got there first on lap 10 and he began taking looks to the inside of Lynch, and on lap 12, he made the pass work and brought Flick along for the ride. The two drivers seemed set to duel for the remainder of the feature when the red flag waved again as Ralph Engel flipped in turn two. Once action resumed, Flick put his car on the top shelf and rocketed around Kuriger to take the lead as he carved out a multi car length advantage over his closest pursuer. Behind them, points leader Scott Priester kept doing what he's been doing all season long to this point, staying consistent and avoiding disaster while staying fast as he stayed in the top five all race long.

Flick's night was not over despite the increasing advantage over Kuriger as the final flip of the night took place on lap 19 when Darren Pifer wound up upside down on the front stretch. But on the following restart, Flick sealed the deal, driving away from Kuriger to collect the win.

"Sitting there for three red flag periods was really getting to me," Flick said. "I just wanted to finish the race. I didn't really have an option on the pass for the lead tonight. He (Lynch) was too good that when the track was fast nobody could do anything. Dan couldn't touch him, I couldn't touch Dan. We were basically just follow the leader and I was focusing on keeping the car in one piece and hoping that I made the right changes so that the track comes to you and it did."

Top 10:
1. AJ Flick
2. Dan Kuriger
3. Scott Priester
4. Dan Shetler
5. Brandon Matus
6. Jack Sodeman Jr.
7. Sye Lynch
8. Michael Bauer
9. John Garvin Jr.
10. Brent Matus

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models

Doug Drown and Doug Eck stopped by to pay a visit at the action track on Friday night as they joined the regular Lernerville weekly field. And for Drown, victory looked fairly inevitable for the first half of the 25 lap feature. However, Russ King and Alex Ferree had other ideas and let loose on a frenzied chase in the second half until good fortune broke their way.

Dan Swartzlander and Drown made up the front row as action commenced but not one lap would enter the books before a melee in turn four for a Michael Norris spin reset the stage.

Once action resumed, Swartzlander found himself in the lead while Ferree and Drown
set their sights on him, with Drown in particular, selecting the low side of the speedway to make up ground. Following a couple of early cautions and restarts, Drown found himself in another zip code by lap four and had switched to the high side of the speedway. Behind him, the slide jobs started coming fast and furious as Russ King began moving forward with authority in the early going. King was on a mission, and appeared to present the stiffest challenge to Drown's early domination until the caution flag came out on lap eight for Gary Lyle who suffered a flat left rear.

Once the race got back underway, the intensity of the battles behind Drown increased as last week's winner, Michael Lake entered the fray up front along with Mike Pegher Jr. who was an early forward mover, coming from his eighth starting spot to third place. Lake, King and Matt Lux then embarked on a classic battle for position that saw one slide job after another. Lake would exit the battle on lap 12 when he made contact with Lux and went over the top of the track in turn two. Lake's car finally came to a halt on the front stretch when the caution flag came out on lap 13.

After the restart, Drown once again made for the top and took another lengthy lead while Ferree was tucked comfortably in the second spot for the entire time. Ferree quietly went about running fast, running smooth and keeping himself in position. However Russ King was restless and ready to hunt the leaders. He passed Pegher Jr. on lap 13 to take the third spot and looked poised to strike again when the final caution took place on lap when Lux succumbed to a right rear flat tire near the same time that the leader Doug Drown's night came to an end as he entered the pits with a flat tire of his own.

King inherited the lead, but Ferree had a better restart as he took a lead he would not relinquish as both he and King pounded the cushion in a desperate attempt to either get away from or closer to each other. Ferree would survive one final restart on lap 20 and one final charge from Russ King as he dove low in turn two to attempt a slide job but came up just short sending Ferree to victory for the 34th time in his career

"I got super lucky," Ferree said in victory lane. "Doug was pretty fast and had that piece of steel pop loose and pop his right rear tire. I got a good pill tonight which was a good deal. The track was different than what we were used to and definitely made it more fun."

Top 10:
1. Alex Ferree
2. Russ King
3. Michael Norris
4. Doug Eck
5. Tommy Schirnhofer
6. Dan Swartzlander
7. Clayton Kennedy
8. Mike Miller
9. Joshua Powell
10. Mike Pegher Jr.

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds

To win three feature events in a row, you've not only got to be dominant at times, but also lucky at times, and consistent at all times. Mat Williamson was all of those things on this night as he made his way to victory lane for the third times in as many attempts.

From the drop of the green flag, one thing was clear, that Jim Weller III was going to give Williamson all he could handle. Early on though, it was Rex King Sr. who held the top spot as Williamson began his assault from his 10th starting position. Weller III then began to close the gap as he found a little extra momentum on the top side and made his way around King on lap five. Williamson, working primarily on the top of the surface, then managed to put himself in the top three by lap six, leaving Brian Swartzlander, Jeremiah Shingledecker, and Rex King Jr. in his wake until the caution flag waved on lap eight for Shingledecker who'd stopped at the bottom of turn one.

When action resumed, Williamson made his way to the bottom with Weller III still in command and on the high side as the two ran three car lengths apart. By lap 14, Williamson found himself .6 of a second behind Weller III. But the lead was still up for grabs as Weller was trying to throw everything but the kitchen sink behind him. On lap 16, there was a noticeable stream of smoke coming from the back of his car but he still refused to concede as the two swapped the lead in the same lap. On lap 18, Weller jumped the cushion allowing Williamson to take the lead for good while behind him, Brian Swartzlander, King and King Jr., would battle for the remainder of the race for position. But the night belonged to Williamson who would not be caught and even added to his lead as the laps wound down.

"It's certainly tough, this modified field keeps getting better and better every year and it makes it tough," Williamson said. "I got some mud in the right rear tire about halfway in when Jimmy was in front of me and I didn't think we would get him. So I just kind of went to the bottom and tried it and got a little better. The cushion was certainly treacherous in three and four and it made it tough."

Top 10:
1. Mat Williamson
2. Rex King Sr.
3. Rex King Jr.
4. Brian Swartzlander
5. Dave Murdick
6. Garrett Krummert
7. Jim Weller III
8. Kevin Bolland
9. Michael Maresca
10. Eric Gabany

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman

John Hartman and Terry Young brough the field of 18 cars to the green flag, and they went in opposite directions from that point forward. Young put his brilliantly designed number 28 car resembling the late Nascar driver Davey Allison's scheme to the top side and the lead and never looked back. Behind him, Paul Schreckengost led a pack containing Corey McpHerson, Bob Egley, and Joey Zambotti.

Young appeared to be checked out for good until a large dose of lapped traffic or a caution killed his momentum. Young survived both instances though. First, the lapped traffic, and second a caution flag for Noah Brunell who spun in turn two on lap 20.

Lurking behind them, was one Corey McPherson, the division points leader. McPherson made his way from his ninth starting position up to third in a handful of laps and looked to be perhaps the only car that had anything for McPherson. When action resumed, Schreckengost tried his best to wrest the lead away from Young, taking the lead briefly for parts of lap 11 only to watch Young take it right back.

Young would go virtually unchallenged the rest of the way to collect his first win of the season while Scheeckengost, McPherson, Egley, and Tyler Dietz would battle for the final podium spots which would go to McPherson and Dietz

"It was a good track and had lots of speed," Young said in victory lane. Plus I didn't have to go through all the traffic like they did so I had an advantage off the get go."

Top 10:
1. Terry Young
2. Corey McPherson
3. Tyler Dietz
4. Paul Schreckengost
5. Bob Egley
6. Joey Zambotti
7. Aaron Easler
8. Brett McDonald
9. Joe Kelley
10. Brian Stivenson

 

 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS PR:SUSICE SNAGS FIRST SOS WIN AT HUMBERSTONE SPEEDWAY

By Greg Calnan (Sunday, June 5, 2016) – Rain was the headline story of the first Southern Ontario Sprints doubleheader weekend of the season. Saturday’s stop at South Buxton Raceway in Merlin, Ontario was washed away while a large weather system threated the event at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario on Sunday. A brief shower delayed the start of the race program however the clouds parted and the entire program was completed. In the end Ryan Susice of Ransomville, New York claimed his first win.

Dylan Westbrook and Cory Turner lead the field to the green flag in the 20 lap main event. Turner jumped out to the early lead while Westbrook and Ryan Susice raced side by side for the second spot.

On lap four Westbrook grabbed the lead momentarily before going over the berm in corner two allowing both Turner and Susice to get by. As the top two drivers broke away Susice set up the pass and got by Turner for the lead on lap six.

Just two cautions slowed the event. Westbrook would overtake Turner for the second position leaving Cory to battle with father Jamie for third. The two raced side by side over the final laps while race leader Susice cruised to the win. Westbrook was second while Jamie, Cory and Ryan Turner completed the top five.

“We felt like this was a long time coming, even though we haven’t been racing sprints for very long” said an excited Susice. The win was his first with the Southern Ontario Sprints and first in a 360 Sprint Car.

The Southern Ontario Sprints continue their 2016 season on Saturday, June 18th at Brighton Speedway in Brighton, Ontario.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT
2016 SEASON EVENT #1 – SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016
BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST
(Number Name – Hometown)
01Jr Barry Beck Jr. – Port Colborne ON
9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle ON
11t Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre ON
18 Ryan Susice – Ransomville NY
15 Mike Ferrell – London ON
27z Stan Zanchin – Fort Erie ON
43 Scott Sherk – Port Colborne ON
47x Dylan Westbrook – Oakland ON
66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope ON
71s Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne ON
77x Alex Hill – Six Nations ON
91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre ON
97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre ON

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 11 Jamie Turner (1)
2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (5)
3. 18 Ryan Susice (7)
4. 91 Ryan Turner (4)
5. 2 Lee Winger (6)
6. 27z Stan Zanchin (3)
7. 66 Frank Baranowski (2)

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 97 Cory Turner (3)
2. 77x Alex Hill (4)
3. 71s Shawn Sliter (5)
4. 9 Steve Lyons (1)
5. 15 Mike Ferrell (6)
6. 01jr Barry Beck (7)
DNS 43 Scott Sherk

FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. Number Name (Starting Position)
1. 18 Ryan Susice (3)
2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (1)
3. 11 Jamie Turner (6)
4. 97 Cory Turner (4)
5. 91 Ryan Turner (7)
6. 71s Shawn Sliter (2)
7. 9 Steve Lyons (8)
8. 77x Alex Hill (5)
9. 2 Lee Winger (9)
10. 27z Stan Zanchin (11)
11. 43 Scott Sherk (13)
12. 15 Mike Ferrell (10)
13. 66 Frank Baranowski (12)
14. 01jr Barry Beck (14)

A-Feature Lap Leaders – Cory Turner (1-3, 5), Dylan Westbrook (4), Ryan Susice (6-20)
Hard Charger – Jamie Turner (+3)

2016 SEASON FEATURE WINNERS:
Mitch Brown – 1 (Brighton May 21), Ryan Susice – 1 (Humberstone June 5)

UP NEXT:
Brighton Speedway – Saturday, June 18th, 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.OnDirtRacingNews.com

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com
Twitter: @SOSsprints
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Dills, Mayden, Braaten, And Maricle Winners At CGS Kids Night

By Ben Deatherage Cottage Grove, Oregon- Despite some incredibly warm weather Cottage Grove Speedway would host Kids Night on Saturday June 4th. Over twenty bicycles were donated to be given away during the intermission to some very lucky children. Four classes were on the card including the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, and Quality RV Repair Hornets.

In the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints it would be Fall Creek veteran Mike Griffith, in his Griffith Family Racing #21 Gambler, leading the opening lap. Griffith would be passed on lap two by Sutherlin’s Cooper Desbiens. Desbiens, in his J.H. Desbiens Construction/Budget Lumber/Lithia Auto Body/Oregon Tool & Supply #4D Maxim, set a rapid pace and looked to be on his way to victory lane. However, on lap seventeen Cottage Grove pilot Patrick Dill would make the pass on Desbiens. Dills would remain in the lead the rest of the way to put his Cedric Ross Hayden for Oregon State Representative/M.D. Yearous Logging/Oregon Research Consultants/Jacob Daniels Attorney at Law #5D KPC in victory lane.

Ricky Ashley, from Thurston, would place the Todd’s Auto Body/Clark Printing/Herz Precision Parts/Hedge Carter Gutter Service #85 Maxim in second followed by Cooper Desbiens in third. Anderson, California teenager Chelsea Blevins was fourth in her BC Motorsports/Ron Peters Cabinets #1B entry while the Airport Chevrolet/Summit Forests Inc./Triple R Motorsports #25S XXX, of Medford youngster Camden Robustelli, got fifth.

Dave Hibbard, from Medford, was fast time of the night in his Hansen & Sons Trucking/Outlaw Powdercoating/Dave’s Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators/Tangible Real Estate Investment #3 Zeitler. Ricky Ashley was victorious in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash while heat race winners were Hibbard and Patrick Dills.

Ryan Baker was off to a great start in the IMCA Modified main event. The Coquille native, in his Cam Cat Tractor/Blaylock Inc./Wadsworth Garbage Service #18R Shaw, would remain in the lead till lap nine after a restart. The driver overtaking Baker was Cottage Gorve’s Curtis Towns, in the Superior Fuel Cells/West End Performance/BSB Manufacturing/IBEW Local 280/Slicker Graphics of Ohio #24 Superior. Towns would unfortunately get collected in a wreck while dealing with lapped traffic on the fourteenth circuit.

This would give the lead to the Furniture Options/A-1 Auto Supply/Mackin Street Customs & RV’s/Absolute Air & Auto Repair #84 Shaw of Eric Ashley from Jasper. Ashley would pace the field until Springfield’s Jake Mayden made the move to get around him. Mayden would hold back Ashley to put his Hoppes Motorsports/Courtney Auto Repair/Eugene Gutter Service/Quality RV Repair #5M Dirt Works in the winner’s circle for the first time this year.

Eric Ashley was a respectable second followed by Kinzer Cox of Cottage Grove, in the C.J. Fire Protection/Robert Howell Logging/Jerry Robinette Performance Carburetors/BC Motorsports #1K Loose Gruff, in third. The Point S Springfield Tire Factory/KMC Wheels/Pyramid Brewing/Fastenal #11 X-Factor, of Steven Sturdevant from Springfield, was fourth and Cottage Grove chauffeur Tyler Smith crossed the line in his DeWalt Racing/S&L Photography/Bam Carbide/Carrothers Automotive Machine #73 Hassey fifth.

Kinzer Cox was the quickest driver in time trials and Steven Sturdevant got the job done in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash. Cottage Grove drivers Kreg Britton, piloting the Eugene Mortgage Brokers/Mickey’s Affordable Auto Sales/Commonwealth Financial Network/Dot’s Trophy Shop #77 X-Factor, and Justin Ryker, in the Jimmy Owen owned Steelhouse Metal Roofing Supply/West End Performance/Todd’s Auto Body/Auto Service Express #38 entry, were the two heat race winners.

Andrew Mathers of Eugene was the pace setter in the opening legs of the IMCA Sport Mod feature. Mathers, in his Kiwi Fab Metal Fabrication/Hair by Char/Alpha Towin #7M D&M, would remain in the front of the field until lap eight. Central Point’s Jorddon Braaten would be the new leader and dominated the rest of the way. Braaten was first to cross the line to capture his fourth victory of the season at Cottage Grove in his Quench & Drench Car Wash/Miller Paint Company/Advanced Door & Hardware/Schaeffer’s Racing Oil #84 Dirt Works.

The Brad’s Car Tunes/Quality RV Repair/D&L Truck Parts/MTD Motorsports #01 Harris, of Springfield’s Daniel Ray, was second with Jayson Nelson, also out of Springfield and the driver of the Quality RV Repair/Point S Springfield Tire Factory/Fastenal/Matco Tools #51N Harris, in third. Andrew Mathers got fourth and the Ashley Family Racing #85 machine of Jasper’s Gene Ashley completed the top five finishers in fifth.

Jorddon Braaten had a clean sweep of the evening’s events by setting fast time, winning the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash, and was also victorious in the heat race. Andrew Mathers also was a heat race winner.

K.C. Scott of Springfield got the early race lead in the Quality RV Repair Hornet feature. The Quantum Mechanics/Quality RV Repair/Big B Tires #30 Mazda Protégé, of Scott, would lead until lap six after slowing down on a restart. The driver to take over the top place position was Veneta hot shoe Joe Maricle. Maricle, in the Royal Refuse Service/More of Everything Racing Collectables #11 entry, would stay in the spot the rest of the distance to win his third straight feature.

The Holland’s Automotive/Checkered Flag Asphalt Paving & Sealcoating #16A Toyota Tercel, of Oregon City’s Danny Asher, was the runner-up while grabbing third was K.C. Scott. Goshen youngster Brandon Norton pulled off a great fourth place run in his A-1 Auto Supply/Ashley Family Racing #79 Toyota Corola while fifth would belong to the Bigg Dogg Recycling/Marvin Smith Auto Repair/Body Works Salon #89 Honda Prelude of Cottage Grove’s Jim Simmons.

K.C. Scott was quick time and the winner of the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash would be Eugene driver James Simmons in the It Works By Kayla Simmons/A+ Towing/This Little Light Of Mine Photography #16 machine. Danny Asher and James Simmons were the two heat race winners.

Cottage Grove Speedway begins a marathon run of races with four events scheduled over a period of five days. It all starts with Kage Kart action on Friday June 10th for their third race of the season. For the Kart races General Admission is FREE and Pit Passes are $10.00 and Car and Driver fees will be $35.00. The Pit Gate will open up around 4:00 PM and the Pit Meeting is at 6:00 PM with Hot Laps and Racing to follow.

Saturday June 11th will see racing return to the ¼-mile with a full card for the Prelude to the Wallbanger. Street Stocks, Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, Quality RV Repair Hornets, and Dwarf Cars are all on tap for a terrific night of action. Tickets are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors $10.00, Youth (6-12) - $5.00, Family Pass $30.00, and Children 5 or under are FREE. As will happen all year long in honor of our 60th Anniversary the 60th fan through the Front Gate gets in for FREE. Then on Monday June 13th and Tuesday the 14th the Wild West Modified Shootout returns for two nights of action. It will feature some of the best IMCA Modified drivers on the planet taking on the local and regional stars. Tickets are $8.00 and Kids (5 and Under) get in for FREE. Or you can buy a two-day pass for just $10.00!

Times for Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday are just like on a regular night. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing is scheduled to start around 6:30. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com and check out the track’s Facebook page and click “Like”.

 

Jake Wheeler Grabs Victory At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II

White City, Oregon...June 4...Jake Wheeler kept the family in the winner's circle with his 25 lap Pennzoil Sprint Car feature victory Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. Wheeler survived a mid race restart with Wayne Kniffen to get the win. Jake is a past Outlaw Kart champion at the speedway and a Top 3 Southern Oregon Sprint Car Tour point runner as well, and his win came aboard his Reecer's Fine Foods/Dave's Carpet & Vinyl Liquidators Sprinter. The win also lifted him into the point lead after his father Vern announced his retirement,

Jake Wheeler kept the family's perfect record intact by winning both the Trophy Dash and heat race. 2009 champion Charlie Thompson was second in the heat race, and Wheeler's dash win came ahead of Kniffen. Kniffen led a lap, but things got a bit close a couple laps later when he and Wheeler bumped wheels in Turn 3, resulting in Kniffen nearly flipping. For the Main Event, Wheeler sped into the lead ahead of Thompson and Kniffen. Two time Orland Raceway champion Bill Hopper pitted his over heating Sprinter by lap ten. Thompson had recently put a new motor in his CT Auto Repair & Express Lube/Rodgers' Racing Engines sponsored mount, and it let go on him for a yellow flag midway through the race. Kniffen tried, but he was no match for Wheeler on the restart. Wheeler went on to grab the $700 victory with Kniffen a career best $500 second. Thompson was scored third ahead of Hopper.

The Pennzoil Winged Sprint Cars return for their next race on June 25th. For further information, go to www.southernoregonspeedway.com.

Pennzoil Winged Sprint Cars
Heat Winner (6 Laps)-Jake Wheeler. Trophy Dash (4 Laps)-Wheeler. Main Event (25 Laps)-Wheeler, Wayne Kniffen, Charlie Thompson, Bill Hopper.

 

 

 

Matt Hein Wins BOB FM Diamond Cup Presented By Star Diamonds Finale; Collects Third Career Diamond Cup Ring

By Ben Deatherage  Meridian, Idaho- The Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series were on tap at Idaho’s Meridian Speedway for the second and final night of the BOB FM Diamond Cup presented by Star Diamonds. Eighteen cars would be in attendance representing the states of Idaho, Utah, Oregon, Washington, California and the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Matt Hein, starting in second, would seize the initiative on the opening start and got to the front. Hein, in his Coast-line West Insulation/Independent Motor Rebuilders/JR Standley Family #98H Beast, would be dominant the rest of the way as he would lead from green-to-checkered in the non-stop fifty lap feature. It was the Roseburg, Oregon driver’s third career Diamond Cup victory and first win of the 2016 with the Royal Purple NSRA Sprints.

The Rod Rendle owned Shark Racing Engines/Rendle Motorsports/Taylor Metal Craft/Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal #14 Beast, driven by Cobble Hill, British Columbia youngster Robbie Price, would place second, followed by third finishing Bryan Warf, of Meridian, in his Dave's Quick Lube/Oxarc Welding/Alan Marsh Travel Center #91 Beast. The balance of the top five would consist of the Rags to Riches Top Shop/Kick Ass Cookies/Serious Performance Race Engines #41 Stealth in fourth, piloted by Aaron Willison of Langley, British Columbia, while Boise native Kenny Hamilton got fifth in his Hamilton Racing/KV Painting #45 entry.

Matt Hein would time in fastest during qualifications while Bryan Warf won the A Dash and Robert Stout, of Palm Springs, California and chauffeuring the Lucas Oil/SC Fuels/Impact Race Products #23 machine, was the winner of the B Dash. Heat race winners were Puolsbo, Washington’s Randy Dubois in his Geico/DuBois Construction/First Line Systems #7D Eagle, the Blimpie/NelKuBe #28 car of Meridian pilot Colton Nelson, and Robbie Price.

The Royal Purple NSRA Sprints will take a couple weeks off before returning to racing at Statleine Speedway in Post Falls, Idaho. This will be the one and only visit in the 2016 to this facility and they will be racing for the coveted Super Shoe.

Be sure and stay up to date with the NSRA 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: Royal Purple NSRA Sprints Race #3 BOB FM Diamond Cup presented by Star Diamonds Night #2 Saturday June 4th, 2016 Meridian Speedway Meridian, ID

A Feature: 1. 98H-Matt Hein; 2. 14-Robbie Price; 3. 91-Bryan Warf; 4. 41-Aaron Willison; 5. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 6. 76-Andy Alberding; 7. 43-Kyle Bergener; 8. 45-Ken Hamilton; 9. 7-Randy Dubois; 10. 33A-Kyle Alberding; 11. 32-Mitch Holte; 12. 28-Colton Nelson; 13. 1-Tony Thomas; 14. 13-Stacey Jensen; 15. 77-Matt Elliott; 16. 9-Jimmy Hamilton; 17. 23-Robert Stout; 18. 12-Lonnie Adamson

Heat 1: 1. 7-Randy Dubois; 2. 1-Tony Thomas; 3. 77-Matt Elliott; 4. 32-Mitch Holte; 5. 43-Kyle Bergener; 6. 41-Aaron Willison

Heat 2: 1. 28-Colton Nelson; 2. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 3. 76-Andy Alberding; 4. 33A-Kyle Alberding; 5. 45-Ken Hamilton; 6. 9-Jimmy Hamilton

Heat 3: 1. 14-Robbie Price; 2. 98H-Matt Hein; 3. 91-Bryan Warf; 4. 23-Robert Stout; 5. 13-Stacey Jensen; 6. 12-Lonnie Adamson

Qualifying: 1. 98H-Matt Hein; 2. 76-Andy Alberding; 3. 41-Aaron Willison; 4. 91-Bryan Warf; 5. 45-Ken Hamilton; 6. 43-Kyle Bergener; 7. 14-Robbie Price; 8. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 9. 32-Mitch Holte; 10. 12-Lonnie Adamson; 11. 33A-Kyle Alberding; 12. 1-Tony Thomas; 13. 23-Robert Stout; 14. 28-Colton Nelson; 15. 77-Matt Elliott; 16. 13-Stacey Jensen; 17. 9-Jimmy Hamilton; 18. 7-Randy Dubois

 

 

Double X Speedway
California, MO
June 5, 2016

For Immediate Release--

Six weeks into the 2016 racing season at Double-X Speedway and some familiar patterns are beginning to develop. The racing is getting closer and closer and the fans are enjoying every lap of it. The Super Stock division had some of the closest racing of the season Sunday night. In the feature event, the top six cars were racing nose to tail and side by side throughout the feature event. It was an all Henson front row with racing brothers Derek and Cole leading the field to the green flag. Cole "The Hammer" Henson was able to take the lead on the opening lap with brother Derek in second. The order would remain this way for the first three laps until hard charging Harlan Dowell would take over second on lap 4. Meanwhile veteran competitors Steve Beach, John Clancy Jr. and Dale Berry were running close in the four, five and six positions. On lap 10 Derek Henson would pass Dowell and challenge "The Hammer" for the lead. Lap twelve would see Dowell move into second and a lap later Beach would move into the third spot. At the checkered it was Cole Henson edging Harlan Dowell, with Beach in third, Derek Henson in fourth and Clancy rounding out the top five. Heat races were claimed by the Henson brothers.

Chuck Coffey brought an end to Rudy Wirts winning ways in the Hobby Stock division in week six. After a solid win in the heat race, Coffey found himself on the pole with Wirts alongside. Coffey would lead into turn one and open up a four to five car length margin in the opening laps. After a mid race red for a non racing related incident, Coffey held off a string challenge from Wirts to seal the victory. Hard charging Mike Schrader passed Wirts for second on lap 10 and would claim the runner up spot. Wirts was third, Chris Brockert held off Jeremiah Wallingford to finish fourth and fifth respectively.

In the 600cc Micro Sprint Feature, Harrisburg,IL driver Andy Bishop took the lead on lap one and opened up a comfortable lead on the field. A caution on lap six bunched up the field and on the restart, Ayrton Gennetten slipped past the leader in turns one and two and checked out on the field. At the checker it was Gennetten followed by Bishop, Kameron Key claimed third with a last lap pass after starting ninth. Nick Rasa was fourth and Jimmy Dowell rounded out the top five. Bishop claimed the heat race.

The Winged Sprint Cars was the final event on the card and it was a front row made up of Corey Nelson and Jonathan Cornell. Nelson would take the lead on the start and would open a small lead over Cornell who found himself in a tight battle with Cody Baker. While Nelson continued to lead, Baker would pass Cornell on lap six only to relinquish the position on the next circuit. Cornell began to battle with Nelson and after a caution on lap 11 Nelson would remain at the point until lap 16 when Cornell would put the black #28 at the point. Baker would move into second on lap 17 until he encountered mechanical woes on lap 21 and would retire from the event. A yellow on lap 22 would put Nelson on Cornell's rear bumper but Cornell would lead the next three laps to prevail. Following Cornell and Nelson at the checkered flag were Taylor Walton in third, Tyler Blank in fourth and rookie Miles Paulus finishing an impressive fifth. Nelson and Cornell would claim the heat race victories.

Sunday Night Thunder continues next Sunday night with the annual "Battle of the Badges" law enforcement racing series making their visit to Double-X. Thanks to the fans, drivers and sponsors for your loyalty and support of dirt track ragin in Mid Missouri.

Double-X Speedway Results-
June 5, 2016

Super Stocks-
Feature-
1. 31C- Cole Henson, Russellville; 2. 29-Harlan Dowell, Tipton; 3. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 4. 27D- Derek Henson, Russellville; 5. 8-John Clancy Jr., California; 6. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 7. 29D-Destiny Dowell, Tipton; 8. 7-Evan Hays, California; 9.- 68M-Dean Willie, Warrensburg

Heat 1-
1. D. Henson; 2. Beach; 3. Berry; 4. Willie; 5. D. Dowell
Heat 2-
1. C. Henson; 2. H. Dowell; 3. Clancy Jr. ; 4. Hays

Hobby Stocks-
Feature-
1. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 2. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 3. 2X-Rudy Wirts, California; 4. 82-Chris Brockert, Versailles; 5. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home; 6. 10-Curtis Schaeffer, Lincoln; 7. 4A-Laura Atkinson, Eldon

Heat Race-
1. Coffey; 2. Wirts; 3. Schrader; 4. Brockert; 5. Schaeffer; 6. Wallingford; 7. Atkinson

600cc Micro Sprints-
Feature-
1. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills; 2. 42-Andy Bishop, Harrisburg,IL; 3. 7JR-Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 4. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 5. 88J-Jimmy Dowell, Boonville; 6. 4-Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack; 7. 75-Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove; 8. 749-Kyle Schlotz, Jefferson City; 9. 15-Kaitlin Boland, Columbia

Heat Race-
1. Bishop; 2. Schlotz; 3. Cromwell; 4. Gennetten; 5. Boland; 6. Rasa; 7. Arnold; 8. Dowell; 9. Key

Winged Sprint Cars-
Feature-
1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 34-Corey Nelson, Eugene; 3. 93-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg; 4. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 5. 48-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 6. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 7. 8X-John Manley, California; 8. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 9. 0-Mike Trent, Rocheport; 10. 24-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 11. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 12. 12C-Faron Crank, Sedalia; 13. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown; 14. XX-AJ Wirts, California

Heat 1-
1. Nelson; 2. Baker; 3. Carpenter; 4. Brown; 5. Walton; 6. Manley; 7. Blank
Heat 2-
1. Cornell; 2. Paulus; 3. Trent; 4. Elliott; 5.Wingate; 6. Crank; 8. Wirts

 

 

Hat Trick for Mat Williamson in the Diehl Mods

Flick, Ferree & Young also find Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane

Sarver, PA (June 3, 2016) Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good, and then other times it's just better to be better. All four feature winners in Friday's Fab4 Racing Fueled by Turner’s Premium Iced Teas were on the better side with a little luck factored in. The action on the track played out beneath beautiful skies and on a surface that kept drivers guessing all night long. AJ Flick took home his second feature win of 2016 in the Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints while Alex Ferree found Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane for the first time this season in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models. In Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modified action, St. Catharines, Ontario’s Mat Williamson scored a very difficult hat trick by way of winning his third consecutive feature, and in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part Sportsman division, Terry Young wired the field in the most dominant performance of the night.

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints

It took 25 laps and three red flag periods to finish, but when all was said and done, AJ Flick managed to stay focused through a period where he was desperately hunting the leaders, followed by a stretch where he had to nail a critical restart and fend off a hard charging Dan Kuriger en route to victory lane for the second time in 2016.

Sye Lynch, making only his second start of the season, brought the field of 20 cars to the green flag, but his time on the throttle was short lived as moments after the start of the feature, week three winner Brandon Spithaler hit the front straight wall and flipped hard causing the first red flag of the race. The incident also ended the night for Eric L. Williams and Zach Morrow who both were collected in the carnage.

On the ensuing restart, Lynch vaulted himself to the top of the surface and stretched out a healthy early race lead over second starting Dan Kuriger and Flick who fired with authority on the restart going from the sixth spot to third after the first set of turns. Up front, Lynch was setting a blistering pace and leaving the field in his wake as he found his first batch of lapped traffic on the fifth circuit. Lynch blew through the early lappers and looked to be in total command until Kuriger and Flick found lines to their liking and when they did, they both set their sights on running down the front runner.

Kuriger got there first on lap 10 and he began taking looks to the inside of Lynch, and on lap 12, he made the pass work and brought Flick along for the ride. The two drivers seemed set to duel for the remainder of the feature when the red flag waved again as Ralph Engel flipped in turn two. Once action resumed, Flick put his car on the top shelf and rocketed around Kuriger to take the lead as he carved out a multi car length advantage over his closest pursuer. Behind them, points leader Scott Priester kept doing what he's been doing all season long to this point, staying consistent and avoiding disaster while staying fast as he stayed in the top five all race long.

Flick's night was not over despite the increasing advantage over Kuriger as the final flip of the night took place on lap 19 when Darren Pifer wound up upside down on the front stretch. But on the following restart, Flick sealed the deal, driving away from Kuriger to collect the win.

"Sitting there for three red flag periods was really getting to me," Flick said. "I just wanted to finish the race. I didn't really have an option on the pass for the lead tonight. He (Lynch) was too good that when the track was fast nobody could do anything. Dan couldn't touch him, I couldn't touch Dan. We were basically just follow the leader and I was focusing on keeping the car in one piece and hoping that I made the right changes so that the track comes to you and it did."

Top 10: 1. AJ Flick 2. Dan Kuriger 3. Scott Priester 4. Dan Shetler 5. Brandon Matus 6. Jack Sodeman Jr. 7. Sye Lynch 8. Michael Bauer 9. John Garvin Jr. 10. Brent Matus

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models

Doug Drown and Doug Eck stopped by to pay a visit at the action track on Friday night as they joined the regular Lernerville weekly field. And for Drown, victory looked fairly inevitable for the first half of the 25 lap feature. However, Russ King and Alex Ferree had other ideas and let loose on a frenzied chase in the second half until good fortune broke their way.

Dan Swartzlander and Drown made up the front row as action commenced but not one lap would enter the books before a melee in turn four for a Michael Norris spin reset the stage.

Once action resumed, Swartzlander found himself in the lead while Ferree and Drown set their sights on him, with Drown in particular, selecting the low side of the speedway to make up ground. Following a couple of early cautions and restarts, Drown found himself in another zip code by lap four and had switched to the high side of the speedway. Behind him, the slide jobs started coming fast and furious as Russ King began moving forward with authority in the early going. King was on a mission, and appeared to present the stiffest challenge to Drown's early domination until the caution flag came out on lap eight for Gary Lyle who suffered a flat left rear.

Once the race got back underway, the intensity of the battles behind Drown increased as last week's winner, Michael Lake entered the fray up front along with Mike Pegher Jr. who was an early forward mover, coming from his eighth starting spot to third place. Lake, King and Matt Lux then embarked on a classic battle for position that saw one slide job after another. Lake would exit the battle on lap 12 when he made contact with Lux and went over the top of the track in turn two. Lake's car finally came to a halt on the front stretch when the caution flag came out on lap 13.

After the restart, Drown once again made for the top and took another lengthy lead while Ferree was tucked comfortably in the second spot for the entire time. Ferree quietly went about running fast, running smooth and keeping himself in position. However Russ King was restless and ready to hunt the leaders. He passed Pegher Jr. on lap 13 to take the third spot and looked poised to strike again when the final caution took place on lap when Lux succumbed to a right rear flat tire near the same time that the leader Doug Drown's night came to an end as he entered the pits with a flat tire of his own.

King inherited the lead, but Ferree had a better restart as he took a lead he would not relinquish as both he and King pounded the cushion in a desperate attempt to either get away from or closer to each other. Ferree would survive one final restart on lap 20 and one final charge from Russ King as he dove low in turn two to attempt a slide job but came up just short sending Ferree to victory for the 34th time in his career

"I got super lucky," Ferree said in victory lane. "Doug was pretty fast and had that piece of steel pop loose and pop his right rear tire. I got a good pill tonight which was a good deal. The track was different than what we were used to and definitely made it more fun."

Top 10: 1. Alex Ferree 2. Russ King 3. Michael Norris 4. Doug Eck 5. Tommy Schirnhofer 6. Dan Swartzlander 7. Clayton Kennedy 8. Mike Miller 9. Joshua Powell 10. Mike Pegher Jr.

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds

To win three feature events in a row, you've not only got to be dominant at times, but also lucky at times, and consistent at all times. Mat Williamson was all of those things on this night as he made his way to victory lane for the third times in as many attempts.

From the drop of the green flag, one thing was clear, that Jim Weller III was going to give Williamson all he could handle. Early on though, it was Rex King Sr. who held the top spot as Williamson began his assault from his 10th starting position. Weller III then began to close the gap as he found a little extra momentum on the top side and made his way around King on lap five. Williamson, working primarily on the top of the surface, then managed to put himself in the top three by lap six, leaving Brian Swartzlander, Jeremiah Shingledecker, and Rex King Jr. in his wake until the caution flag waved on lap eight for Shingledecker who'd stopped at the bottom of turn one.

When action resumed, Williamson made his way to the bottom with Weller III still in command and on the high side as the two ran three car lengths apart. By lap 14, Williamson found himself .6 of a second behind Weller III. But the lead was still up for grabs as Weller was trying to throw everything but the kitchen sink behind him. On lap 16, there was a noticeable stream of smoke coming from the back of his car but he still refused to concede as the two swapped the lead in the same lap. On lap 18, Weller jumped the cushion allowing Williamson to take the lead for good while behind him, Brian Swartzlander, King and King Jr., would battle for the remainder of the race for position. But the night belonged to Williamson who would not be caught and even added to his lead as the laps wound down.

"It's certainly tough, this modified field keeps getting better and better every year and it makes it tough," Williamson said. "I got some mud in the right rear tire about halfway in when Jimmy was in front of me and I didn't think we would get him. So I just kind of went to the bottom and tried it and got a little better. The cushion was certainly treacherous in three and four and it made it tough."

Top 10: 1. Mat Williamson 2. Rex King Sr. 3. Rex King Jr. 4. Brian Swartzlander 5. Dave Murdick 6. Garrett Krummert 7. Jim Weller III 8. Kevin Bolland 9. Michael Maresca 10. Eric Gabany

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman

John Hartman and Terry Young brough the field of 18 cars to the green flag, and they went in opposite directions from that point forward. Young put his brilliantly designed number 28 car resembling the late Nascar driver Davey Allison's scheme to the top side and the lead and never looked back. Behind him, Paul Schreckengost led a pack containing Corey McpHerson, Bob Egley, and Joey Zambotti.

Young appeared to be checked out for good until a large dose of lapped traffic or a caution killed his momentum. Young survived both instances though. First, the lapped traffic, and second a caution flag for Noah Brunell who spun in turn two on lap 20.

Lurking behind them, was one Corey McPherson, the division points leader. McPherson made his way from his ninth starting position up to third in a handful of laps and looked to be perhaps the only car that had anything for McPherson. When action resumed, Schreckengost tried his best to wrest the lead away from Young, taking the lead briefly for parts of lap 11 only to watch Young take it right back.

Young would go virtually unchallenged the rest of the way to collect his first win of the season while Scheeckengost, McPherson, Egley, and Tyler Dietz would battle for the final podium spots which would go to McPherson and Dietz

"It was a good track and had lots of speed," Young said in victory lane. Plus I didn't have to go through all the traffic like they did so I had an advantage off the get go."

Top 10: 1. Terry Young 2. Corey McPherson 3. Tyler Dietz 4. Paul Schreckengost 5. Bob Egley 6. Joey Zambotti 7. Aaron Easler 8. Brett McDonald 9. Joe Kelley 10. Brian Stivenson

 

Mason Moore continues hot streak at Placerville Speedway
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By Brad Kennedy *
Placerville, CA (June 4)...Despite two weeks off, Princeton California’s Mason Moore continued his hot streak in the 2016 Placerville Speedway Red Hawk Casino Championship Series in the Thompson’s Auto Group 360 Sprint Car division. Heading into the night, Moore had yet to finish outside the top five in the previous five events thus far in the season, and on Saturday night he continued to be the cream of the crop aboard his F & F Auto Racing number X1.
Starting on the outside front row alongside pole sitter Shawn Conde, Moore jumped into the lead and stretched an early lead over Conde, Jimmy Trulli, Steven Tiner and Greg DeCaires. The red flag flew after 1 lap was complete for 7th place starter Matt Barber who rode out a wild ride that ended up over the turn 4 fence. Fortunately, Barber emerged unscathed, and walked back to his trailer under his own power.
On the ensuing restart, Moore once again grabbed the lead but racing was halted again quickly when Cody Hodgson flipped without injury in turn 1 after contact with Bobby Butler.
06_04_2016_244c From there, Moore would set sail and lead unchallenged over the next 20 laps while 4th place starter Steven Tiner would take 3rd from Trulli on lap 3, then overtake Conde for second on lap 18. Tiner began to reel in the leader in traffic over the final few laps, but Moore proved too strong and scored his second victory of the season.
“I have to thank the family that drew the number two pill for me on the front stretch tonight”, Moore explained. “The track was hard to pass on tonight and I was having a tough time with traffic when I saw the number 94 (of Steven Tiner) move to second on the scoreboard. I knew he was going to be railing the top, but I knew that once I lapped James Sweeney I was pretty comfortable running the bottom, because he would hold up Tiner. >From there we just held on to win.”
With the victory, Moore extended his already commanding point lead to 61 over defending track champion Greg Decaires, who finished 3rd behind Tiner. Trulli finished 4th while Kenny Allen rounded out the top five.
Heat race victories went to DeCaires, Tiner, and Moore while Kenny Allen’s first visit of the year to Placerville netted him the Adco Driveline and Exhaust Quick Time Award with an elapsed time of 10.373 seconds. Bobby Butler earned the AL Driveline Hard Charger bonus moving up 5 spots from his 14th starting position.
10 Domco Plumbing Limited Late Models entered round 8 of the Placerville Speedway championship season. The 20 lap feature had Eddie Gardner in the black #3 lead the field to green over Ryan Peter. On lap 2, Paul Gugleimoni went by Peter for second exiting turn 4.
Mike Lightfoot had started in the 5th position, but was on the move early and passed Peter on lap 5, then overtook Gugleimoni a lap later exiting turn 4. It took Lightfoot 5 more laps to chase down point leader Eddie Gardner to take the lead.
On a lap 12 restart, the leader’s son, Tyler Lightfoot would follow suit and grab second from Gardner.
Father and son pulled away to post a 1-2 finish, and in the process, Mike Lightfoot ended a long seven year winless streak. Unfortunately, the younger Lightfoot was disqualified after failing a post-race inspection. Point leader Eddie Gardner inherited second and retained his championship lead. Third place went to Terry Kuntz, while Ryan Peter, and Paul Gugleimoni finished fourth and fifth, respectively. 06_04_2016_212c
“Tonight is pretty special,” an emotional Mike Lightfoot said in the winner’s circle. “The last time I won was seven years ago, when my daughter was born. To be racing with my son out here, and us having a 1-2 finish is very special,” he said (before the disqualification). Lightfoot also grabbed the RMI Hard Charger bonus after winning from 5th.
The two heat race victories went to Wayne Trimble and Ray Trimble.
20 Jay’s Mobile Welding and Fabrication Pure Stocks entered the ¼ mile clay playground. Jason Palmer and Travis Emery started in the front row and led the field to green flag, with Palmer out front. Emery would spin from his second spot on lap 2 to bring out the caution.
Palmer continued to lead the field while Scott Grunert moved to second from his 8th starting spot by lap 3.
After multiple cautions, a lap 13 restart saw 10th starting Dan Jinkerson move from 4th to 2nd, and take up chase on leader Palmer. A lap 17 restart saw Palmer take the outside, giving Jinkerson the inside lane. Jinkerson would capitalize on Palmer’s decision, take the lead, and go on to score his second victory of the season.
In victory lane, Jinkerson was very blunt in his assessment of the race. “It was a wild night tonight. I’m not sure what to think about it”, he said. “There was a lot of rough driving that I hope the speed06_04_2016_193cway officials take care of. The key was to be patient and wait for guys to wreck themselves, time my restarts better, and it ultimately it got me the win tonight”.
Jinkerson took the checkered over Palmer, Russ Murphy, Scott Grunert, and point leader Nick Baldwin. Heat wins went to Murphy, Orville Owens, and Jinkerson, who also grabbed the RMI Hard Charger bonus after moving form 10th to victory in the feature.
13 BCRA Midget Lites signed into the pits for their 4th appearance of the 2016 season. Australian native Scotty Males would pick up his first win of the year. Males started in the third position, and followed pole sitter Kyle Offill and outside row 1 starter Tim Kinser into turn 1.
On lap 4, Kinser got over the bank in turn 1 surrendering second to Males. Offill look poised to win his third feature in four starts until the leaders approached the lapped car of Ryan Souza on lap 16. Males went topside and used Souza as a pick to take the lead. Males took the checkered flag over Offill, Charlie Carracilo, RC Smith, and Craig Dillard.
“We have been podium strong all year,” Males said as he addressed the crowd. “We just finally had all pieces of the puzzle fit tonight. I have to thank Red Hawk Casino along with Adco Driveline and Exhaust. They do a great job helping us stay on the track every week.”
In addition, Males won the first heat, while Caraccilo won the other heat race.
Next Saturday marks the first of 2 appearances for the California Civil War Series for 360 Sprint Cars, and returning will be the NorCal Dwarf Cars. Pit gates open at 2PM, while the grandstand opens 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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*Writing contributions by Dean Mills

 

It's James Giossi All The Way At Ogilvie Raceway Ogilvie, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (6-4-16)

After the weather forced the three previous racing events to be cancelled, the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series finally caught a break on Saturday June 4 at the Ogilvie Raceway. With several other area tracks rained out, Ogilvie was able to get their show in with only a couple of slight delays for light mist. Later in the evening, the sun made an appearance. Making his first appearance in Rock Auto Victory Lane this season was 2015 TSCS Rookie of the Year James Giossi from New Richmond, Wisconsin. Giossi led the entire 25 lap distance in a feature race that ran caution-free to the finish. For the young driver, it was his second career Traditional sprint car victory having won once last year at Cedar Lake.

A very strong field of (22) Traditional sprint cars were on hand at the Big O for the Sprint Showdown which also featured the UMSS winged sprints. Three ten lap heat races were run with drivers earning passing and finishing points in order to set the starting grid for the feature event. Heat race winners included Giossi, Anna Hippe and Mike Mueller. The top four drivers in points after the heats drew for starting positions in the first two rows of the feature. Jeremy Kerzman, who won last October at Ogilvie in the Topless Nationals event, drew the pole position. Scott Brandt, Giossi and Brian VanMeveren would fill the rest of the top four spots. Only one car would not make it out of the heats to the feature, as Jason Schill encountered mechanical difficulties in his heat race and was done for the night.

Giossi grabbed the lead from his third starting spot on the opening lap and set the pace up front in the feature. Eighth starter and five-time winner already this year, Rick Kobs, moved up top and into second on lap 8. Jake Kouba was another car on the move forward, as he came from seventh to the runner-up position on lap 14. With minimal attrition and only a few lapped cars to contend with, Giossi was uncontested until late in the race. With around five laps to go, Jake Kouba closed in as Giossi was attempting to lap Hunter Custer. Although Jake was less than a car length behind, Giossi was finally able to clear Custer and restore his several car length margin. Jake Kouba stayed fairly close but could not mount a serious bid to overtake Giossi. Kobs finished third. Jimmy Kouba came from ninth to fourth. Mike Mueller rounded out the top five.

Earning the $100 GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award that was in effect at Ogilvie was fourteenth starter Johnny Parsons III. Parsons finished sixth. It was exactly five years ago to the day that Parsons sat in Rock Auto Victory Lane at Ogilvie. Brian VanMeveren, Scott Brandt, Anna Hippe and Jon Lewerer completed the top ten in the feature. Only two cars dropped out of the race and only two cars were lapped at the end of 25 circuits around the fast, smooth 3/8th mile oval at the Big O. The Traditional sprints are scheduled for two more appearances at Ogilvie this season on August 20 and October 22.

The series will have an off-weekend on June 10-12 before returning to action at North Central Speedway on Saturday night June 18 for the first UMSS Triple Header at the Brainerd track featuring all three divisions on the program. 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 - Ogilvie Raceway June 4, 2016 (Race #9)

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 11-James Giossi[3]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[7]; 3. 81-Rick Kobs[8]; 4. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[9]; 5. 87-Mike Mueller[6]; 6. 12-Johnny Parsons III[14]; 7. 24-Brian VanMeveren[4]; 8. 7B-Scott Brandt[2]; 9. 16-Anna Hippe[5]; 10. 69S-Jon Lewerer[12]; 11. 55-Joseph Kouba[17]; 12. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[1]; 13. 99-Bryan Roach[18]; 14. 95-Kevin Bradwell[13]; 15. 12X-Blake Anderson[19]; 16. 21J-Jori Hughes[16]; 17. 14-Cam Schafer[11]; 18. 29-Hunter Custer[15]; 19. 90-Tony Klose[21]; 20. (DNF) 12W-Kyle Wehking[10]; 21. (DNF) N1-Ty Sampair[20]; (DNS) 22-Jason Schill

Lap Leader: Giossi 1-25. No cautions.

Track Rat Photos Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11-James Giossi[1]; 2. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[7]; 3. 81-Rick Kobs[4]; 4. 69S-Jon Lewerer[3]; 5. 29-Hunter Custer[2]; 6. 21J-Jori Hughes[6]; 7. 90-Tony Klose[8]; 8. (DNF) N1-Ty Sampair[5]

Lap Leader: Giossi 1-10. Cautions: (1) yellow for 90 spin turn 2.

Meeks Video Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 16-Anna Hippe[1]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[3]; 3. 12W-Kyle Wehking[2]; 4. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[6]; 5. 12-Johnny Parsons III[4]; 6. 55-Joseph Kouba[5]; 7. (DNF) 22-Jason Schill[7]

Lap Leader: Hippe 1-10. No cautions. 22 dropped out and was done for the night.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller[1]; 2. 7B-Scott Brandt[4]; 3. 24-Brian VanMeveren[6]; 4. 95-Kevin Bradwell[2]; 5. 14-Cam Schafer[7]; 6. 99-Bryan Roach[3]; 7. 12X-Blake Anderson[5]

Lap Leader: Mueller 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

Tony Norem In Familiar Territory At Ogilvie Raceway Ogilvie, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (6-4-16)

The UMSS winged sprint cars finally caught a break in the weather. After rain forced the three previous racing events to be cancelled, the UMSS winged sprint car division was able to hold its second race of the season on Saturday June 4 at the Ogilvie Raceway. With several other area tracks rained out, Ogilvie was able to get their show in with only a couple of slight delays for light mist early on and eventually the sun appeared later in the evening. Two drivers who have found success at Ogilvie in past UMSS races also appeared up front in what turned out to be an exciting six lap dash to the checkers in the 25 lap UMSS Big O Sprint Showdown feature race. One of those drivers, Tony Norem from Silver Lake, put himself in familiar territory running a good share of the race right up next to the concrete wall on his way to Rock Auto Victory Lane and the $1,000 payday. For Norem, it was his third UMSS win at the Big O dating back to 2012 and his seventh career series victory. The other driver, 2015 UMSS Champion Ryan Bowers of Ham Lake, was also gunning for his third win at Ogilvie. A smiling Tony Norem joked afterwards in the pits that he needed to see who was trying to take the lead from him in those closing laps, and when he saw it was Bowers, he knew he really had to get going if he was going to keep Bowers behind him. "The fun meter was pegged in those final laps," quipped Norem.

The UMSS winged sprints drew a field of (16) cars. With the Traditional sprints also on the program, a total of (38) sprint cars were signed into the pit area. The UMSS winged division ran its usual double round of qualifying races with drivers earning passing and finishing points in each. Ultimate sprint heats were won by Cody Hahn and Cam Schafer. With a good share of the field inverted for the two Challenge races, Norem and Jerry Richert, Jr. picked up the victories. The top four in points drew for their starting positions in the first two rows of the main event. It would be Norem and Schafer on the front row with Richert and Hahn in row two.

Norem jumped up top on the opening lap and set sail, disappearing from the field as he flew around the 3/8th mile oval in quick fashion. The battle for second developed between eighth starter Jamey Ogston and seventh starter Chris Graf. Ogston moved into the runner-up spot on lap 3 with Graf gaining the third position a lap later. While working lapped traffic on lap 11, the two cars made contact on the front stretch. Graf's car did a nose stand and flipped, landing upright and coming to a spinning stop at the end of the front straightaway with heavy front end damage. Ogston's car coasted around the track and came to a stop under the red flag. For 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf, his night ended on the wrecker while Ogston's car was pushed pit side with some damage in the rear end. At this point with ten laps officially scored, Norem had lapped up through seventh place, and with Ogston and Graf out of the race, only the top five cars remained on the lead lap.

Once again Norem disappeared from the field on the restart, as Ryan Bowers moved to second. A final caution waved when rookie Adam Tough spun in turn four with 19 laps scored. This set the stage for what would be an exciting six lap dash to the checkers. The top five cars of Norem, Bowers, Hahn, Richert and Schafer were still on the lead lap with 2009 UMSS Champion Leigh Thomas the first of the lapped cars running in sixth. On the restart, Norem did not pull away from the field. In fact, Bowers applied heavy pressure for the lead with the two drivers exchanging the top spot on a couple of occasions much to the delight of the large crowd. Bowers led at the line on lap 23, but Norem, who had now moved down a bit on the track, dove underneath him in turn one on lap 24 to retake the top spot. Bowers made an all-out effort on the final lap going into turn one, but lost just enough momentum to allow Norem to pull out into the lead by several cars lengths. Norem defeated Bowers by 8/10ths of a second at the finish. 2010 UMSS Champion Cody Hahn rode home in third ahead of three-time UMSS Champion Jerry Richert, Jr. while 2014 Traditional Sprint Car Series Champion Cam Schafer completed the top five as the only other car on the lead lap. Leigh Thomas actually crossed the finish line in front of Schafer, but Thomas was one lap down and only completed 24 laps. Other lapped cars rounding out the top ten included Reed Allex with a very good run, Anna Hippe who was doing double-duty just like Schafer, Dean Brown and rookie Roger McVitty.

The series will have an off-weekend on June 10-12 before returning to action at North Central Speedway on Saturday night June 18 for the first UMSS Triple Header at the Brainerd track featuring all three divisions on the program. 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 - Ogilvie Raceway June 4, 2016 (Race #2)

GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. B1ST-Tony Norem[1]; 2. 199-Ryan Bowers[7]; 3. 34-Cody Hahn[4]; 4. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[3]; 5. 5C-Cam Schafer[2]; 6. 29-Leigh Thomas[8]; 7. 91A-Reed Allex[11]; 8. 5-Anna Hippe[9]; 9. 1D-Dean Brown[10]; 10. 74-Roger McVitty[13]; 11. (DNF) 85-Adam Tough[14]; 12. (DNF) 03-Jamey Ogston[6]; 13. (DNF) 20G-Chris Graf[5]; 14. (DNF) 7M-Bob McVitty[12]; (DNS) 1-Jeff Pellersels; (DNS) 77-Trevor Serbus.

Lap Leaders: Norem 1-22, Bowers 23, Norem 24-25. Cautions: (1) red with 10 laps scored for crash on front stretch involving 03 & 20G (both out) & 1 yellow with 19 laps scored for 85 spin turn 4 (out).

Rock Auto Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. B1ST-Tony Norem[3]; 2. 20G-Chris Graf[4]; 3. 34-Cody Hahn[6]; 4. 199-Ryan Bowers[5]; 5. 1D-Dean Brown[2]; 6. 91A-Reed Allex[1]; 7. 74-Roger McVitty[7]; 8. 85-Adam Tough[8]

Lap Leader: Norem 1-8. No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[3]; 2. 29-Leigh Thomas[2]; 3. 03-Jamey Ogston[5]; 4. 5C-Cam Schafer[6]; 5. 5-Anna Hippe[4]; 6. 7M-Bob McVitty[1]; 7. (DNF) 1-Jeff Pellersels[7]; (DNS) 77-Trevor Serbus

Lap Leaders: Thomas 1-6, Richert 7-8. Cautions: (1) yellow with 6 laps scored for 1 car on back stretch with smoke pouring out. Pellersels was done for the night. Serbus blew a motor in hot laps and was scratched for the evening.

Track Rat Photos Ultimate Sprint Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 34-Cody Hahn[2]; 2. 03-Jamey Ogston[1]; 3. 5-Anna Hippe[4]; 4. B1ST-Tony Norem[7]; 5. 29-Leigh Thomas[6]; 6. 91A-Reed Allex[3]; 7. 7M-Bob McVitty[5]; 8. 85-Adam Tough[8]

Lap Leader: Hahn 1-8. No cautions.

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5C-Cam Schafer[5]; 2. 199-Ryan Bowers[1]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf[3]; 4. 34DD-Jerry Richert Jr[6]; 5. 1D-Dean Brown[4]; 6. 74-Roger McVitty[7]; 7. (DNF) 1-Jeff Pellersels[2]; (DNS) 77-Trevor Serbus

Lap Leaders: Bowers 1-4, Schafer 5-8. No cautions.

 

 

Danny Varin wins his first Patriot Sprint Tour Race of his career at Fulton Speedway
Contact: Paul T. Harkenrider
PST Media

(Fulton, NY) A strong showing of 30 Sprint Cars signed into the High Banks at Fulton Speedway as Danny Varin of Fonda, New York picked up his first Patriot Sprint Tour win over Larry Wight and Chuck Hebing.
Varin won his qualifying heat which ensured himself into the redraw where he drew the pole position. Varin and Daryl Ruggles would start the field but it was Larry Wight who used the high side lane take the lead from his fourth starting spot.
With laps ticking away, Wight would begin to pull away from Varin as third place runner Chuck Hebing would also become a threat as he started to challenge Varin for the second spot.
Then on lap 13, Paul Habeck, who had to use a provisional to get into the A-Main spun and came to a stop which brought the second yellow in the event.
On the next restart, Varin found a low racing line that began to work in his favor as he started to contest for the lead once again as another caution came out on lap 15 that involved Jordan Thomas in turn three.
Wight would lead Varin, Hebing, and Daryl Ruggles to the green but on lap 18, Varin made the bottom line of turn one work to his favor again and as they exited turn two, Varin was the new race leader.
Varin gained a comfortable advantage over Wight as they weaved their way through lap traffic for the next five laps until Steve Doell hit a safety tire in turn two that sent it onto the racing surface to bring out the fourth caution in the event on lap 23.
The two lap shootout was on between Varin and Wight but as the two raced to turns three and four for the final time, it was Danny Varin collecting his first Patriot Sprint Tour win of his career. Larry Wight would come home second followed by Chuck Hebing, Bryan Howland who started 14th in the event and Joe Trenca was able to get by Daryl Ruggles on the final lap to complete the top five.
With the win, Varin also picked an additional $50.00 as he won the Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the Deal’ racing bonus.
Dane Lorenc did not complete his qualifying heat where he had to go the B-Main and start 11th. Lorenc ended up finishing fourth in the 10 lap last chance qualifier and would start 22nd. In the A-Main, Lorenc would finish 13th and pick up the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ award. Steve Hutchinson was the final car to take the checkered flag and he would take home the Stampede Steakhouse Final Finisher award.
The Patriot Sprint Tour will have its second Canadian Show of the 2016 season as the series heads to Oshweken Speedway this Friday June 10. The following night will be a makeup show from May 14 at the Woodhull Raceway on Saturday, June 11.
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Patriot Sprint Tour Results- Fulton Speedway
June 4, 2016
Presented by A-Verdi Storage Containers
Heat 1: Danny Varin, Mitch Brown, Mike Kiser, Jonathan Preston, Jordan Thomas, Nick Cooper, Pete Richardson, Kelly Hebing, James Hanson, Dane Lorenc
Heat 2: Joe Trenca, Chuck Hebing, Cory Sparks, Sammy Reakes, Josh Azzi, Steven Hutchinson, Tyler Graves, Zach Wiegand, Keith Gramholm, Paul Habeck
Heat 3: Larry Wight, Daryl Ruggles, Jared Zimbardi, Tommy Wickham, Bryan Howland, Steve Doell, Steve Glover, Dan Bennett, Dave Just, Dave Wickham
B Main: Steven Glover, Pete Richardson, Tyler Graves, Dane Lorenc, Paul Habeck, James Hanson, Zach Wiegand, Dan Bennett, Kelly Hebing, Dave Wickham, Keith Granholm, Dave Just
Evingham Site Excavation Dash: Sammy Reakes, Mike Kiser, Jordan Thomas, Tommy Wickham, Bryan Howland, Jared Zimbardi
A Main (25 Laps): DANNY VARIN (1), Larry Wight, Chuck Hebing, Bryan Howland, Joe Trenca, Darryl Ruggles, Sammy Reakes, Mitch Brown, Jordan Thomas, Jared Zimbardi, Tommy Wickham, Mike Kiser, Dane Lorenc, Pete Richardson, Jonathan Preston, Steve Doell, Steve Glover, Josh Azzi, Nick Cooper, Steve Hutchinson, Cory Sparks, Dave Just, Tyler Graves, Paul Habeck
Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the Deal’ Racing Bonus: Danny Varin ($50.00)
Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’: Dane Lorenc
Stampede Steakhouse ‘Final Finisher’: Steve Hutchinson

 

 

Weyant WAR winner at I-35

Winston, MO (June 4, 2016)- Taking over the top spot on lap one from polesitter Ryan Kitchen, Korey Weyant scored his second straight Boss Chassis WAR Series win on Saturday at I-35 Speedway.
Weyant showed solid speed early as he was chased by Kitchen and Chris Parkinson. Weyant had a solid lead over Kitchen, but the action behind the lead duo was intense among a group of drivers including Parkinson, Terry Babb, Cody Baker, and Clinton Boyles.
The action would be halted with ten laps complete as Vinny Ward did a couple of 360's in between turns 3 and 4 bringing out the yellow flag.
Weyant would lead Kitchen and Parkinson on the restart, but on lap eleven, Cody Baker was able to move past both to take over the second spot.
On lap thirteen, Boyles worked his way past Parkinson and into fourth from his ninth starting spot.
Baker would move in on Weyant for the top spot around this same time as he applied heavy pressure, but he would get too high coming off of turn two and lost a lot of ground. This appeared to be a wake-up call for Weyant as he would not be challenged again.
Lap seventeen would see Boyles move past Kitchen for third and a lap later, Jordan Mallett, making a rare non-winged start, moved past Parkinson and into fifth.
Weyant checked out over the last handful of laps, but the battle for second was intense as Boyles attempted slide jobs three different times on Baker only to see the Lone Jack, MO driver turn under and gain the position back.
Weyant was the class of the field in his Ealey Transportation/Mahan Fiberglass Eagle with Automotive Machine power. Baker ran a strong second in his David Long-owned Hinchman Racewear/Ultra Shield Maxim with Ott power. Boyles was third in his Jesse Hockett Racing/Lucas Oil/Rod End Supply Maxim with RMS power. Kitchen was a solid fourth in his Maxim with Kitchen power under the hood. Mallett ended up fifth in his Water for Christ/Porter Refrigeration GF-1 with Dyno Tech power. Babb was sixth in the KCBJ Motorsports/Faith Flat-Out Ministries Eagle with Stanton power.
Parkinson was seventh in his Country Kids Daycare/54th Street Grill and Bar DRC with Kevin's Liberty Machine Shop power. Rounding out the top ten were TJ Muths, in the Quality Body Shop Maxim with a Scott's Engine, Kenny Potter, in his Dayco Painting XXX with Wesmar power, and Kameron Key in the Helm Racing Wesmar-powered Eagle.
The Boss Chassis WAR Series will next be in action at the Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday June 18.

Boss Chassis WAR Series results
I-35 Speedway
6/4/16

1st Heat- 8 laps
1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1); 2. 21-Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln, NE (4); 3. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (2); 4. 14-Jordan Mallett, Greenbrier, AR (3); 5. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (5); 6. 8K-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (6); 7. 65M- TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (7)
2nd Heat- 8 laps
1. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (1); 2. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (2); 3. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack, MO (3); 4. 12-Kameron Key, Warrensburg, MO (4); 5. 82-Vinny Ward, Warrenton, MO (5); 6. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (DNS)
A-Main- 25 laps
1. 99-Weyant (2); 2. 38-Baker (5); 3. 77-Boyles (9); 4. 21-Kitchen (1); 5. 14-Mallett (8); 6. 8D-Babb (6); 7. 65-Parkinson (3); 8. 65M-Muths (12); 9. 55-Potter (13); 10. 12-Key (7); 11. 20-Thomas (4); 12. 8K-Leer (11); 13. 82-Ward (10)

 

 

Shark Sighting at Chico

Roseville’s Sean Becker won a thrilling 25-lap sprint car main event Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. It was the first time in 2016 that Becker had parked the Menne Motorsports/Cherry St. Mini Storage #75 in victory lane at Chico. The crowd was treated to a world class main event featuring numerous lead changes and a last lap pass for the win. DJ Netto drove out to the early lead but before lap six was completed he drifted off turn one and came to a stop. Becker emerged as the new leader with Cory Eliason chasing him and a hard charging Jonathan Allard in third. As laps wore down, Elisason and Allard seemed to be a bit quicker than Becker. On lap 19 Becker was slowed by a car he was trying to put down one lap. This allowed Eliason to steal the lead. Becker didn’t give up and began to reel back in Eliason. On lap 23 Eliason chose the high side entering turn three. As he did, a slower car slid up in front of him allowing the bottom to open up. Becker was in the right place at the right time and took back the lead as he crossed under the white flag. Becker cruised the final quarter-mile of the race to earn the popular win. Elaison finished second followed by Allard in third. Andy Forsberg set the nights fastest time and brought the #92 home fourth. Willie Croft drove a solid race and finished fifth. Jason Statler drove from 17th starting spot all the way up to eighth. Richard Brace Jr. went from the 19th starting spot and finished 9th. Cody Hodgson won the 12-lap B main. Heat race winners included Sean Watts, Bud Kaeding and Netto. Terry Schank Jr. won his third main event of the season at Silver Dollar Speedway. He battled his rival Tony Richards for the majority of the event. Richard’s car fell ill with a few laps to go and he fell back to a sixth place finish. Troy DeGaton came across the finish line in second spot and drove a great race. Brent Steck had one of his better career finishes and came home in the third spot. Korey Combs and Jeremy Wilson rounded out the top five. Jerry Bartlett visited his favorite place, victory lane, after the 20 lap IMCA Sport Mod main event. The multi-talented and self-proclaimed most handsome man in dirt modified racing led most of the main event in securing the popular win. Todd Cooper suffered an early race spin but rebounded to finish second. Third went to Mike Merritt. Alan Furuta and Willie Horn Jr. round out the top five. Clinton Earl and Damian Merritt each won their 8-lap heat races. Corey Hall was spectacular in winning the street stock feature event. Hall was able to fend off Chris Warner. The drivers in the street stocks should be commended for their close tight knit racing. Shawn Smith drove a smart race and finished third. Phil Marino was competitive all night and finished fourth. Fifth place went to Brent Lawrence. Hall and Warner each won their respective heat race. Dennis Wood and Courtney Dozier might have put on the greatest two car battle in the history of the speedway. The super stocks made their lone appearance of the year a memorable one as those two raced side by side for almost the entire 15 laps. In the end it was Wood who captured the win. While Dozier finished second the crowd applauded him just as if he won the event. Brent Lawrence won the lone heat race. Full results can be found at http://www.silverdollarspeedway.com/

 

Chuck Hebing picks up first Patriot Sprint Tour win of the year at Ransomville Speedway
(Ransomville, NY) Chuck Hebing, from Ontario New York patiently made his way through the field from his seventh starting spot to take the lead on lap 18 from Ryan Susice to pick up his first Patriot Sprint Tour win of year.
The 19 car field was started by Tommy Wickham and Josh Azzi on the front row where Wickham would grab a comfortable lead but on lap two entering the bottom of turn one, he hit an implement tire that ended up spinning him around and parking up on the top side of the speedway. Wickham suffered a left front flat tire but his crew was able to get the tire changed in the two-minute work area and start at the tail of the field. Wickham would finish second.
On the following restart, Josh Azzi led the field for the next four laps until Ryan Susice, who was making his first run in a Sprint Car in 2016 would take the lead from Azzi racing down the back stretch on lap six, Susice would be scored as the race leader on lap seven.
Multiple circuits would click on by where Chuck Hebing was not a factor until the second half of the race and no one would threaten the No. 18 of Susice.
As laps clicked on by, Hebing got hot and would slide himself into the second place spot just before a lap 17 caution came out which involved a right rear flat on the No. 67 of Steve Collins. Collins and his crew were able to change the tire in the allotted 1:15 time limit to remain on the lead lap. Collins would end up finishing 14th.
Susice would lead Hebing, and Steve Glover on the restart but on lap 18, Susice was running a middle line into the corners that would leave just enough room for Hebing to squeak on by and be scored as the race leader on lap 19.
Hebing would then dominate the remaining six laps and pick up the win, his first with the Patriot Sprint Tour in 2016, and his fifth time in his career at Ransomville. Ryan Susice would finish second, followed by Jared Zimbardi, who started 15th, Dane Lorenc and Steve Glover would complete the top five.
Lorenc was also very dominant once again in the Evingham Site Excavation Dash for Cash over Jonathan Preston and Steven Hutchinson Jr. The three qualifying heat wins went to Chuck Hebing, Daryl Ruggles and Ryan Susice.
With the win, Hebing would take home the Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the Deal’ winner’s bonus worth $50.00. Jared Zimbardi was put on his side in the first lap of his qualifying heat where his crew would quickly get the car back together for the A-Main and come home with a third place finish, they are the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’ award winner. Jeremy Barnard, of Albion, New York was the Stampede Steakhouse ‘Final Finisher’ as he was the final driver to take the checkered flag. All 19 drivers were able to finish the race and 16 of the 19 competitors finished on the lead lap!
You can hear our Podium finishers comments from last night at https://youtu.be/rpHaXMqewUY Video production done by Curtis Berleue Photography.

The series now sets its sights on the Fulton Speedway tonight (June 4, 2016), as this will be the lone appearance the Patriot Sprint Tour will be making at the famous 3/8 High Banked oval. Gates will be opening up at 5:00, with racing starting at 7:00. It is $20.00 to get into the Grandstands, with kids under the age of 18 are free.
Please be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com for more information. ‘Like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.
The Patriot Sprint Tour is a 360 Sprint Car Series that visits tracks in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario.

Patriot Sprint Tour Results- Ransomville, NY
June 3, 2016
Presented by Just Signs and Designs
Heat 1: Chuck Hebing, Tommy Wickham, Steve Collins, Paul Habeck, Jonathan Preston, Stan Zanchin, Pete Richardson
Heat 2: Darryl Ruggles, Steve Glover, Tyler Graves, Dan Bennett, Steven Hutchinson Jr., Jeremy Barnard
Heat 3: Ryan Susice, Josh Azzi, Dane Lorenc, Dave Kuhn, Jared Zimbardi
Evingham Site Excavation Dash: Dane Lorenc, Jonathan Preston, Steve Hutchinson Jr, Paul Habeck, Dan Kuhn, Dan Bennett
A Main (25 Laps) CHUCK HEBING, Ryan Susice, Jared Zimbardi, Dane Lorenc, Steve Glover, Jonathan Preston, Tommy Wickham, Darryl Ruggles, Paul Habeck, Josh Azzi, Steven Hutchinson, Pete Richardson, Dave Just, Steve Collins, Tyler Graves, Dan Bennett, Dan Kuhn, Stan Zanchin, Jeremy Barnard
Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the Deal’ Winners Bonus: Chuck Hebing
Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’: Jared Zimbardi
Stampede Steakhouse Final Finisher: Jeremy Barnard
Patriot Sprint Tour-American Series Standings
1)35-Jared Zimbardi (555), 2) *00-Dane Lorenc (528), 3) 25h-Paul Habeck (506), 4) 54j- Dave Just (434), 5) 67R- Pete Richardson (433), 6) 25G- Tyler Graves (423), 7) 121- Steve Glover (422), 8) 10- Paulie Colagiovanni (390), 9) 75-Tommy Wickham (381), 10) Chuck Hebing (357)

 

 

Home Sweet Home: Poirier Dominates Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Stop at

Autodrome Granby

By MIKE MALLETT

GRANBY, QUE – There’s no place like home for Steve Poirier.

He captured his eighth career Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint victory

at the Autodrome Granby on Friday night tying him with Mike Woodring all-time at

the facility. It was his first victory at his former home track since August of

2014.

He wasted little time getting to the point from his fifth starting spot

going on to take the win in the Einstein Construction Group Tour of

Canada/Fondation 4 Saisons Quebec Series feature. It was also the first leg of the Northwood 2 Construction Quebec/Ontario Sprint Car Challenge Weekend

“Granby has always been really good to us over the years,” stated the St.

Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., talent. “I’m pretty comfortable here. I know when we

tweak the car good then I know we are going to do good here.”

Paul Kinney started on the pole and led the field after one circuit was

complete. Poirier was in tow as he secured second from fifth on the same lap.

From there it was a two car battle at the front of the field.

Poirier worked the high-side with Kinney showing strength on the bottom of the

race track. They remained glued together with each staying in their lane. On

lap three Poirier was able to edge in front as they came off of the fourth

corner to take the lead.

“I saw that they worked the topped and I talked to Steve Bernard who has been

really good here this year,” said Poirier. “He told me there would be a top.

We adjusted for the top. Honestly I’m not too good at running the inside,

especially here so we adjusted and the top was there.”

Poirier stretched his lead over Kinney to a few car-lengths until they reached

slower traffic on lap six. At that point Kinney drew back in and was able to

pull up alongside once again as they battle each other and the lapped traffic.

Several times Kinney got ahead of Poirier in traffic only to see him shoot back by on

the top side of turns three and four. On lap nine they were even as they raced

three-wide in traffic when Kinney caught the back of another car and had three

wheels off the ground. As he recovered Poirier opened the lead.

Poirier was masterful in traffic on the outside, especially in turns three and

four. He was willing going to way around the top while everyone hovered through

the middle and on the bottom.

“That was pretty hairy because we caught traffic in a hurry,” said Poirier about

the battle with Kinney. “I wanted to stay on the outside. The lapped the cars

were kind of in the middle and a couple didn’t know where to go. Some of

them stopped my run and Paul got by me on the inside. If the lapped cars starting

running the outside I would have been in trouble. I knew I had to drive it hard

on the top if I wanted to make it happen.”

The only caution flag was necessary on lap 20 as Kinney’s car lost power and

came to a stop at the exit of turn two negating his second place position on the

race track. At this point Shawn Donath inherited second but he too experienced issues

with an overheating race car causing him to head to the pits.

Green came with Poirier on the outside as Dylan Swiernik lining up to his

inside. Poirier fired perfectly and pulled away from Swiernik who was forced to

contend with a hard charging Jason Barney. The defending champion went on to

score $2,575 for the win while Barney nipped Swiernik at the line

for second after he started back on the outside of the fifth row.

“The driver didn’t do a very good job in the middle of the race,” stated Barney,

of Brewerton, N.Y. “Once we had that caution I was able to settle down and talk

myself back into doing the right things. I made a couple adjustments on the

race car and we were really good those last five laps. We came here to have a

good run. We wanted to stay as close to Steve (Poirier) as we could and we were

as good as we could get.”

Swiernik, who was making his first start of the 2016 season, was elated with his

third place finish. The Port Leyden, N.Y., pilot moved forward from sixth to

end up on the podium.

“This is all we could ask for,” commented Swiernik. “We were hoping for a top

ten so to come out with a top three, we are ecstatic. This is about the best

thing that we could have had happen.”

Yan Bilodeau, of Victoriaville, Que, had a strong outing as he was able to

finish fourth while Matt Tanner road the top to finish fifth after he started

15th.

ESS/Granby Notes – A big field of 27 cars in the pits with 16 made up of American drivers…Making first starts were Swiernik, Jordan Poirier, Lee Ladouceur, Alain Boisvert, Dale Gosselin, Paul Pekkonen, Guillaume Neiderer and Kyle Fraser…Only 3 cars of the 24 starters did not finish the A-Main…Michael Parent and Alain Bergeron were not in the field due to motors not being done in time.

Lucas Oil A-Main 25 Laps – Steve Poirier ($2,575), Jason Barney ($1,425), Dylan Swiernik ($1,025), Yan Bilodeau ($855), Matt Tanner ($790), Jeff Cook ($985), Paulie Colagiovanni ($705), Jordan Poirier ($645), Lee Ladouceur ($660), Alain Boisvert ($625), Parker Evans ($610), Chris Jones ($595), Dale Gosselin ($525), Tim Axton ($515), Mike Stelter ($510), Chad Miller ($305), Dan Douville ($500), Paul Pekkonen ($500), Brandon Kidd ($500), Guillaume Neiderer ($500), Dave Axton ($325), Paul Kinney ($525), Shawn Donath ($525), Kyle Fraser ($500).

Did Not Qualify – Ray Sitterly, Denny Peebles, Alex Vigneault

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Cook, Stelter, Swiernik, Bilodeau, Gosselin, Douville

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – S. Poirier, Kinney, Ladouceur, Fraser, Pekkonen, Kidd

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Donath, Barney, T. Axton, Boisvert, Taner, J. Poirier

Quebec Dash – S. Poirier

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main -. Jones, Colagiovanni, Evans, Neiderer

Buy-In – D. Axton, Miller

BONUSES:

Quebec Dash – S. Poirier ($500)

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger – Colagiovanni (14pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – S. Poirier $50

E&V Energy – Ladouceur, Cook $50

Lacaillade Masonry - Jones $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary – D. Axton $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Tanner $35

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time – Cook, Kinney, Jones $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Cook, S. Poirier, Donath $25

911 Restoration – Ladouceur, Evans $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – None $200 at Drummond June 4th .

Hoosier Tires - Barney $200

Vahlco Wheels - Cook $190.

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Anderson doubles up on Four Banger Friday at Limaland. Dobie and Hicks also winners

Lima OH 06/03/2016

Warm and dry weather greeted a great crowd at Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday night to take in the first of 2 Four Banger Fridays at the 1/4 mile bullring, as St Rita's health System presented the event featuring 4 classes of racing action. Tony Anderson of Lima, Ohio would win features in both the K&N Modifieds and Bud Thunderstocks, while Devon Dobie woud get his first Limaland feature win in the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders A Main, and Mike Hicks would win the Tuff Truck feature.

Racing action commenced with the McDonald's Dash for Cash, featuring the K&L Ready Mix Sprint Invaders. Delphos, Ohio's Shawn Dancer would win the winner take all 5 lap dash in the Dancer Logistics sponsore No. 49, followed by No. 23 Devon Dobie, #11 Tim Allison, and #30 Hud Horton.

Starting off feature action were the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds. Lima, Ohio's Mike Hohlbein in the No. 11H would lead the first couple laps of the 20 lap affair, with No. 3W Dylan Woodling, No. 18S Ryan Sutter, and No. 22T Tony Anderson in tow. Caution would wave on lap 3 for a crash involving No. 17 Michael Tarlton and No. 1 Will Norris, with Norris' night ending due to the damage. On the restart. Anderson began his assault on the lead, running side by side with Hohlbein for 5 laps before caution would wave once again, this time for No. 19B Brandon Ordway and No. P0 Brody Pompe. On the restart Anderson would be assigned the lead due to having crossed the start/finish line .002 second ahead of Hohlbein on the lap prior to the caution. That advantage would set the stage for the finish, as Anderson would win his first ever Limaland UMP Modified feature over Hohlbein, No. 65 Todd Sherman, No. 36 Brandon Vaughan, and Woodling would complete the top 5.

Next up were the K&L ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders in their 25 lap A Main. Wapak, Ohio's Devon Dobie would take the early lead in the Ferris Commercial Mowers #23 over No. 30 Hud Horton, No. 6S JR Stewart, and #17 Jared Horstman. By Lap 6, Stewart had fought his way to the 2nd spot and began to set his sights on Dobie. On lap 12, Stewart would attempt to make his move on Dobie on the bottom of turn 3, but the pair would make contact and spin, but Dobie was able to stay in the throttle and keep his car moving as Stewart would come to a stop, bringing out a caution flag. As the race resumed, Horstman would begin to close on Dobie, making his way past Horton and going for his 4th win of 2016, but Dobie would hold off Horstman thru traffic to grab his first ever Limaland NRA victory over Horstman, No. B20 Butch Schroeder, Horton, and Stewart would complete the top 5 afgter battling back from the tail after the lap 12 spin.

The Bud Thunderstocks were third on the docket, with No. 89 Keith Shockency, and No. 1J Jason Jimison leading the field to green. No. 22T Tony Anderson would waste no time going to the front from his starting spot inside row 2 and would never look back. No. 82 Chris Douglas would thread his way to 2nd and moved all over the track trying to find a line to gain on Anderson. Meanwhile further back, Forest Ohio's Brad Conover returned to take the wheel of the No. 21H Nightmare Chassis car, but reliable sources stated that this was a one time deal, and Brad plans to return to semi-retirement, at least for the time being. In the end, Anderson would win by half a straightaway over Douglas, followed by No. 7 Jordan Conover, No. 67 Eddie Shaner, and No. 09 Dane Arvin would round out the top five.

Wrapping up the nights action were the 4 Cylinder Tuff Trucks, sponsored by Ulms Inc. No. 51 Erik "Squirrel" Wolleson, and No. 33 Mike Hicks would lead the field to the green flag. Mike would jump out to the early lead with Wolleson left to battle with No. 71 Chris Hicks for 2nd. Chris would make his way past and set his sights on his brother Mike. Chris would close to within a truck length while making their way thru lapped traffic, which included rookie Dave Pinks, in the Hertz Car Rental, 15th Annual Keysor Memorial tribute No. RK-1 truck. Mike would hold off Chris in the end, with Wolleson coming home 3rd, No. 20K Bill Keeler 4th, and No. 17D Chris Anderson completing the top 5.

Limaland Motorsports Park roars back to life next Friday June 11th, as Stolly Insurance Group presents the 15th Annual Keysor Memorial, with special guest Kenny Wallace. The Bud Thunderstocks will compete for a top prize of $1000 in an event honoring the memory of 1990 Limaland Stock Car Champion Bobby Keysor, and his Father, long time competitor and multiple time winner at Limaland, Bill Keysor. Also in action will be the Rick's Truck and Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series. It will be the only chance to see the Non Wing sprint cars at Limaland in 2016! The K&N Filters Modifieds will be in action along with special guest, NASCAR superstar Kenny Wallace. Visit limaland.com for full details on this and all events at Limaland Motorsport Park.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/3/2016 St. Rita's Health Partners Night

K&N UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (4 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. 18S-Ryan Sutter; 3. 17N-Dillon Nusbaum; 4. O1-Jared Spalding; 5. 1-Will Norris; 6. 92-Corey Shaffer; 7. PO-Brody Pompe; 8. 4G-Bill Griffith; 9. 7-Jeff Geis

Heat 2 - (4 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 36-Brandon Vaughon; 2. 3W-Dylan Woodling; 3. 10L-Nathon Loney; 4. 4-Mike Learman; 5. 96-Pete Wormcastle; 6. 22L-Bill Lewis; 7. 17T-Mike Tarlton; 8. 41-Jason Mccoy

Heat 3 - (4 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 11H-Mike Hoblein; 3. 20K-Bill Keeler; 4. 12B-Kelly Bowlby; 5. 19B-Brandon Ordway; 6. 34X-Andy Bibler; 7. 19-Ryan Ordway; 8. 16-Jeff Koz

B-Main - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. PO-Brody Pompe; 2. 17T-Mike Tarlton; 3. 4G-Bill Griffith; 4. 22L-Bill Lewis; 5. 19-Ryan Ordway; 6. 7-Jeff Geis; 7. 92-Corey Shaffer; 8. 34X-Andy Bibler; 9. 41-Jason Mccoy; 10. 16-Jeff Koz

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[4]; 2. 11H-Mike Hoblein[1]; 3. 65-Todd Sherman[6]; 4. 36-Brandon Vaughon[5]; 5. 3W-Dylan Woodling[2]; 6. 18S-Ryan Sutter[3]; 7. 12B-Kelly Bowlby[12]; 8. 10L-Nathon Loney[8]; 9. 17N-Dillon Nusbaum[7]; 10. 96-Pete Wormcastle[14]; 11. PO-Brody Pompe[16]; 12. 17T-Mike Tarlton[17]; 13. 20K-Bill Keeler[9]; 14. 19-Ryan Ordway[20]; 15. 4G-Bill Griffith[18]; 16. 4-Mike Learman[11]; 17. O1-Jared Spalding[10]; 18. 19B-Brandon Ordway[15]; 19. 22L-Bill Lewis[19]; 20. 1-Will Norris[13]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 17-Jared Horstman; 2. 30-Hud Horton; 3. 11-Tim Allison; 4. 10J-Jarrod Delong; 5. 5W-Jeff Williams; 6. 15-Brandon Ferguson; 7. 57-Mike Dunlap

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 6S-Jr Stewart; 2. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr; 3. B20-Butch Schroeder; 4. 35R-Ron Blair; 5. 27K-Ben Rutan; 6. 12-Nick Roberts

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 23-Devon Dobie; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer; 3. 6-Sean Hosey; 4. 23J-Zane Devault; 5. 7-Joe Swanson; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 23-Devon Dobie[2]; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[4]; 3. B20-Butch Schroeder[8]; 4. 30-Hud Horton[1]; 5. 6S-Jr Stewart[3]; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh[18]; 7. 35R-Ron Blair[11]; 8. 11-Tim Allison[7]; 9. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr[5]; 10. 6-Sean Hosey[9]; 11. 57-Mike Dunlap[19]; 12. 5W-Jeff Williams[13]; 13. 23J-Zane Devault[12]; 14. 10J-Jarrod Delong[10]; 15. 7-Joe Swanson[15]; 16. 12-Nick Roberts[17]; 17. 15-Brandon Ferguson[16]; 18. 49-Shawn Dancer[6]; 19. 27K-Ben Rutan[14]

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 82-Chris Douglas; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson; 3. OOP-Dean Pitts; 4. 19-Bill Reimund; 5. 67-Eddie Shaner; 6. OO-Daniel Sanchez; 7. 1-Justin Hamilton; 8. 21-Brad Conover

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 17J-Jarrod Klay; 2. 1J-Jason Jimison; 3. 69-Rob Trent; 4. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.; 5. 54-Dan Wooten; 6. O1-Dalton Bayer; 7. 1W-Mark Wooten

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 8 Transfer) 1. 7-Jordon Conover; 2. 89-Keith Shockency; 3. 27-Frank Paladino; 4. O9-Dane Arvin; 5. 2-Blake Spalding; 6. 23-Casey Barr; 7. 26-Justin Long

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[3]; 2. 82-Chris Douglas[6]; 3. 7-Jordon Conover[4]; 4. 67-Eddie Shaner[13]; 5. O9-Dane Arvin[12]; 6. OO-Daniel Sanchez[16]; 7. 1J-Jason Jimison[2]; 8. 23-Casey Barr[18]; 9. 27-Frank Paladino[9]; 10. 2-Blake Spalding[15]; 11. 26-Justin Long[21]; 12. 21-Brad Conover[22]; 13. OOP-Dean Pitts[7]; 14. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.[11]; 15. 17J-Jarrod Klay[5]; 16. 89-Keith Shockency[1]; 17. 19-Bill Reimund[10]; 18. 1W-Mark Wooten[20]; 19. 54-Dan Wooten[14]; 20. 69-Rob Trent[8]; 21. 1-Justin Hamilton[19]; 22. O1-Dalton Bayer[17]

Tuff Trucks Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 33-Mike Hicks; 2. 17D-Chris Anderson; 3. 37J-Roy Miller; 4. 82J-Andy King; 5. 17H-Kelcey Helmig; 6. 11-Tony Boneta; 7. 22-Aaron Myers

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 51-Eric Wolleson; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler; 3. 316-Ben Hower; 4. 67-Kyle Fieldo; 5. 24F-Frankie White; 6. O1H-Randy Hamp; 7. RK1-David Pinks

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 71-Chris Hicks; 2. 24C-Neal Carter; 3. 1W-Matt Twinng; 4. O-John Sanford; 5. OH-Derrick Hole; 6. O8-Jay Roop; 7. 87-Frank Paladino

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 33-Mike Hicks[2]; 2. 71-Chris Hicks[3]; 3. 51-Erik Wolleson[1]; 4. 20K-Bill Keeler[5]; 5. 17D-Chris Anderson[4]; 6. 37J-Roy Miller[7]; 7. 316-Ben Hower[8]; 8. 24C-Neal Carter[6]; 9. 1W-Matt Twinng[9]; 10. 24F-Frankie White[14]; 11. 17H-Kelcey Helmig[13]; 12. O-John Sanford[12]; 13. O1H-Randy Hamp[17]; 14. RK1-David Pinks[20]; 15. 11-Tony Boneta[16]; 16. 82J-Andy King[10]; 17. 67-Kyle Fieldo[11]; 18. 22-Aaron Myers[19]; 19. OH-Derrick Hole[15]; 20. O8-Jay Roop[18]; 21. 87-Frank Paladino[21]

 

 

Bryan Warf Protects Home Turf In Night One Of BOB FM Diamond Cup Presented By Star Diamonds

 By Ben Deatherage  Meridian, Idaho- Meridian Speedway would host the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Series on Friday June 3rd for the first night of the BOB FM Diamond Cup presented by Star Diamonds Jewelry Boutique. Nineteen cars would pull into the pits from the states of Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and California along with the Canadian province of British Columbia.

In the main event Bryan Warf would take the lead right off of the bat. Warf, of Meridian in his Dave's Quick Lube/Oxarc Welding/Alan Marsh Travel Center #91 Beast, would set a rapid pace. The race would go non-stop from green to checkered with Warf leading every single lap to pick up night one of the Diamond Cup. It also marked the team’s third consecutive victory after winning at both Meridian and Rocky Mountain Raceway, in West Valley City, Utah, last week..

The Rockmount Nassau Welding Solutions/Davis Auto Parts/WSK Machine/Oregon Tool & Supply #76 Beast, of Roseburg, Oregon driver Andy Alberding, was second followed by a hard charging Matt Hein, who is also from Roseburg and is the pilot of his Coast-line West insulation/Independent Motor Rebuilders/JR Standley Family #98H Beast, in third. The rest of the top five would consist of Cobble Hill, British Columbia teenager placing fourth, in the Rod Rendell owned Shark Racing Engines/Rendle Motorsports/Taylor Metal Craft/Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal #14 Beast, while crossing the line in fifth was Langley, British Columbia’s Aaron Willison in his Rags to Riches Top Shop/Kick Ass Cookies/Serious Performance Race Engines #41 Stealth.

Matt Hein was fast time of the night while Robbie Price got the job done in the trophy dash. Heat race winners were Lonnie Adamson from Salt Lake City, Utah in the Local 222 Teamsters/Graco Models/UnderPressure Massage #12 Beast, Colton Nelson of Meridian in his Blimpie/NelKuBe #28 entry, and Caldwell’s Matt Elliott in the Jackson Group Peterbuilt/Westside Bodyworks/Sign Shoppe #77 Beast. A 410 dash was held for King of the Wings legal cars and was won by Adamson.

This event is ran over a period of two nights with the top point earner declared the winner of the Diamond Cup. After one night of racing for the BOB FM Diamond Cup presented by Star Diamonds Jewelry Boutique Bryan Warf is the point leader for the ring. He has a slim four-point margin over defending Diamond Cup winner Andy Alberding.

Join us for night two of the BOB FM Diamond Cup presented by Star Diamonds Jewelry Boutique on Saturday June 4th. Pit Gates open at 10:30 AM, Push To Fire at 2:30 PM, Practice Rotation 2:45, Front Gates open at 4:00, and Racing is scheduled to being at 6:30. Tickets for Saturday night’s action are $18.50 for adults. Be sure to check meridianspeedway.com for ticket pricing specials and text ‘meridianspeed’ to 84483 to get exclusive updates.

Be sure and stay up to date with the NSRA 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.

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Race Summary: Royal Purple NSRA Race #2 BOB FM Diamond Cup presented by Star Diamonds Jewelry Boutique Night #1 Friday, June 3rd, 2016 Meridian Speedway Meridian, Idaho

A Feature 1: 1. 91-Bryan Warf; 2. 76-Andy Alberding; 3. 98H-Matt Hein; 4. 14-Robbie Price; 5. 41-Aaron Willison; 6. 43-Kyle Bergener; 7. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 8. 32-Mitch Holte; 9. 12-Lonnie Adamson; 10. 28-Colton Nelson; 11. 45-Ken Hamilton; 12. 7-Randy Dubois; 13. 33A-Kyle Alberding; 14. 9-Jimmy Hamilton; 15. 23-Robert Stout; 16. 77-Matt Elliott; 17. 13-Stacey Jensen; 18. 1-Tony Thomas; (DNS) 8-Chris Ratterree

Heat 1: 1. 12-Lonnie Adamson; 2. 76-Andy Alberding; 3. 9-Jimmy Hamilton; 4. 14-Robbie Price; 5. 45-Ken Hamilton; 6. 13-Stacey Jensen

Heat 2: 1. 28-Colton Nelson; 2. 91-Bryan Warf; 3. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 4. 32-Mitch Holte; 5. 98H-Matt Hein; 6. 33A-Kyle Alberding

Heat 3: 1. 77-Matt Elliott; 2. 23-Robert Stout; 3. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 4. 32-Mitch Holte; 5. 98H-Matt Hein; 6. 33A-Kyle Alberding

Qualifying: 1. 98H-Matt Hein; 2. 91-Bryan Warf; 3. 14-Robbie Price; 4. 32-Mitch Holte; 5. 41-Aaron Willison; 6. 76-Andy Alberding; 7. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 8. 43-Kyle Bergener; 9. 45-Ken Hamilton; 10. 23-Robert Stout; 11. 7-Randy Dubois; 12. 12-Lonnie Adamson; 13. 77-Matt Elliott; 14. 28-Colton Nelson; 15. 33A-Kyle Alberding; 16. 9-Jimmy Hamilton; 17. 8-Chris Ratterree; 18. 1-Tony Thomas; 19. 13-Stacey Jensen

 

 

Kemenah defeats Outlaws at Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – There’s no place like home. For Fremont native Chad Kemenah it was “home cooking” as he held off seven time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz to claim the Kistler Engines Smack Down at Fremont Speedway Friday, June 3.

The win was Kemenah’s sixth career World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory and the 12th win of his career at “The Track That Action Built,” on Ohio Logistics/Kistler Engines Night.

Kemenah would take the lead from Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel on the 23rd lap of the 40-lap feature and then held off Schatz who closed in last few laps.

“I just can’t thank my whole team enough…they work their tails off. I have great car owners, Rob and Rita Hunter. Unfortunately Rob wasn’t here to watch this…he’s never won a World of Outlaws show before. I have to thank everybody…Stewart Williams for building me a hell of a wing. We put this thing on a couple of months ago and seems like there is nothing wrong with it. I want to thank Maxim Chassis, Seneca Energy, JRC Transport, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, Brilex LLC,” Kemenah said.

“We’ve been pretty good…last week we had a driver who didn’t feel like qualifying very good so that turned into a terrible weekend. Dave (Gravel) and Donny (Schatz) race you like true professionals because they are the best in the business. My wife and kids are here to watch it so this is pretty cool,” Kemenah added.

Schatz would close on Kemenah late, but had to settle for a runner-up finish in his Tony Stewart/Curb/Agajanian Racing machine.

“Chad did a good job. I just had to search around on the race track. I could never get stuck like we wanted. It is a work in progress. Every day is a different day and we’ll keep working on it. Tony Stewart has the best guys in the business to do that. We’ll keep plugging away. We did our best and had a pretty solid night. Obviously we wanted to win but we got beat. So we’ll lick our wounds and learn from it. I honestly don’t care about points…I’m about winning races. That’s how I’ve won what I’ve won and I’m going to keep doing that. We need to get back to winning races. We’ll go back and figure out what we could do better,” said Schatz of his Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance/J&J Auto Racing backed #15.

Gravel, who led laps 1-22, would settle for third in his CJB Motorsports backed #5.

“Chad and Brian (Kemenah, crew chief) did a great job. They have been really strong this year. We had the best car the first half of the race but it faded late. I got the wing back all the way and that’s all I had,” said Gravel of his Big Game Tree Stands/JRC Transportation/Nyce Crete & Landis/Bairs Tree Service/Ecynbro Trucking/Kistler Engines backed machine.

“We’ll settle for third…you never want to back up in the feature but people like Donny Schatz and Chad Kemenah beat you on a very slick track…they are some of the best on that type of race track. We have a little bit of work to do but we’ve been trying stuff so we’re getting better at it every week. The wins will come. I have to thank my guys Darren, Barry, Austin, Jared came with us because Barry stayed home…he became a grandpa this week so that’s pretty cool,” Gravel added.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints were split into two fields – odds and evens and points – with everyone competing in an A-main feature only. In the first feature Bradner, Ohio’s Nate Dussel would grab the lead from John Ivy on a restart with seven laps to go and pulled away for his second win of the year and 19th of his career at Fremont.

“There was no way in hell I could run the top around him (Ivy). There’s a lot of fans here that want to see a show so I decided to stick on the curb and see what happens. It’s hard to start in the back consistently and consistently make it up front. Some times you just miss the set-up or the driver’s not going to be very good. It helps to start in the first two rows,” said Dussel beside his Al Davis Carpet/Berrier Fabrication, Foster Fabrication, Real Geese Decoys, Gressman Powersports, Industrial Machinery Movers, Kistler Racing Products backed #1.

“I have to thank my mom and dad, Al Davis, Bill Berrier, and my brothers, Bobby, Adam, Scotty and all those guys that help out,” Dussel added.

In the second 305 feature, Elmore, Ohio’s Alvin Roepke took the lead from Dustin Stroup on lap two and survived several restarts to score his sixth career win at Fremont.

“You could say it was an old man’s track…around the tires. Had to really, really be patient getting in and patient getting off. My car was pretty good….my brother Danny had it dialed in,” said Roepke beside his Joe and Fran Darmofal, Village of Elmore, Crown Battery, Woodville Mutual backed #99.

The McCullough Industries 602 Late Models also ran a feature only and John Brooks took the lead from Dustin Keegan on lap six and drove to his second win of the season and the fourth of his career at Fremont Speedway.

“We haven’t been that good lately so we changes some stuff on the car and it worked,” said Brooks beside his Snack Time Vending/Foster Auto Repair/Schlenk Race Cars backed machine.

Gravel and Kemenah would bring the field to green for the 40-lap World of Outlaws feature, but Brad Sweet and Sheldon Haudenschild would tangle. On the second attempt at a green, Shane Stewart and Danny Holtgraver got together with Kerry Madsen also getting damage. On the third attempt Gravel would grave the lead over Kemenah, Joey Saldana, Schatz and Greg Wilson.

Daryn Pittman would spin after a lap was completed. When the green flew Gravel led Kemenah, Schatz, Saldana, Wilson, Rob Chaney, Dean Jacobs, Dale Blaney and Paul McMahan. Sweet would spin again on lap four, wiping out Gravel’s advantage. On the restart Gravel would pull away slightly from Kemenah as Schatz challenged for second with Saldana and Wilson in tow.

Chris Andrews would stop on lap nine for another caution which kept Gravel out of lapped traffic. The car on the move to this point was Jason Sides who worked his way from 19th starting position to seventh.

The race would then start to gain some momentum when the green flew. Gravel led Kemenah with Wilson and Schatz battling hard for third followed by Saldana and Jason Johnson up from 15th starting position. Just as Gravel prepared to enter into heavy lapped traffic at the half-way point Rob Chaney would stop.

When the race resumed Gravel now had his hands full with Kemenah and Schatz with Wilson, Saldana, Johnson, Jacobs, Byron Reed and Sides giving chase. Kemenah would make his move around Gravel in turns one in two on lap 23 to take the lead.

Kemenah would begin pulling away slightly as Gravel fell back to the clutches of Schatz with Wilson, Johnson, Saldana and Jacobs in tow. Kemenah built a 1.7 second lead by lap 29 as he raced into lapped traffic. Schatz would use the lapped cars to close on Kemenah and with five laps remaining could see the leader’s rear bumper.

Kemenah made a fantastic move in traffic with two laps to go to seal the win. Schatz, Gravel, Wilson, Johnson, Saldana, Reed, Jacobs, Brent Marks (from 20th) and Sides rounding out the top 10.

In the first 305 feature John Ivy would grab the early lead over Dussel, Bobby Clark, Jamie Miller and Dustin Dinan. Clark would move into second on lap two with Dussel battling with Miller for third. The caution flew on lap five for Clark who had something go wrong on the front of his mount. On the restart Matt Foos would stop after a chuck of clay knocked the wind out of him.

When the green flew Ivy had has hands full with Dussel with Miller, Dinan, Kyle Capodice and Dustin Rall in tow. Ivy raced into lapped traffic by the 13th circuit with Dussel, Dinan, Capodice, Rall, Miller and Luke Griffith giving chase.

Cody Bova would spin on lap 16 and on the restart Dinan and Capodice would get together battling for third. On the restart Dussel would drive to Ivy’s outside and would take the lead with Griffith moving from his12th starting spot to third.

Dussel would begin to pull away as Ivy now had to deal with Griffith who would take second on lap 21. A caution for debris with three laps to go gave the field one last shot at Dussel. But, he was just too strong and drove to the win. Griffith would hold off Ivy for second with Rall scoring his best career finish in fourth and Capodice rounding out the top five.

In the second 305 feature, Dustin Stroup would grab the early lead but Roepke, using his familiar bottom groove, would take the top spot on lap two. Paul Weaver, who won back to back features last weekend at Fremont, would drive into second by the third lap.

Jerry Dahms would spin on lap seven and on the restart Weaver searched around the track for a chance to get by Roepke who did not budge from the bottom. Roepke would start to pull away from Weaver with Dan McCarron on the move, taking third followed by Stroup, Brandon Moore and Steve Rando.

Following a caution on lap 12, Weaver would once again challenge Roepke for the lead. But once Roepke got rolling he would pull away. Disaster struck for Weaver on lap 20 when his rear axle broke, sending him into a hard flip. He would walk away uninjured.

Roepke would pull away the last five laps for the win with McCarron winning the spirited battle with Stroup for second. Rando would come home fourth with Moore rounding out the top five.

Following a couple of mishaps at the start of the late model feature, Dustin Keegan would take the lead over Brooks, Brandon Perkins, Ky Harper and Steve Sabo. Brooks would power under Keegan for the lead on lap six and never looked back for the win.

Keegan would record his season-best finish in second followed by Perkins, Sabo and Matt Shipley.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, June 11 on Vision Quest Night. The Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will take place at 2:30 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m. It is a Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series presented by KS Sales and Service Point night for the 410 sprints. It is also the Race of Legends pitting former drivers who have retired against one another in 305 sprints. The late models and dirt trucks will also be in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway

June 3, 2016

Kistler Engines/Ohio Logistics Night

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

Sprints (42 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying -

1. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.734; 2. 83-Joey Saldana, 12.800; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.943; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs, 12.996; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.006; 6. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.021; 7. 7-Paul McMahan, 13.068; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.071; 9. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.093; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.198; 11. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.233; 12. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.239; 13. 73-Chris Andrews, 13.283; 14. 8M-T.J. Michael, 13.293; 15. 7V-Shawn Valenti, 13.312; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.333; 17. 1ST-Brian Smith, 13.355; 18. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.365; 19. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 13.733; 20. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.810; 21. 13-Clyde Knipp, 14.013; 22. 9X-Rob Chaney, 13.141; 23. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.164; 24. 5-David Gravel, 13.198; 25. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.203; 26. 1B-Dale Blaney, 13.257; 27. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.417; 28. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.449; 29. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.509; 30. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.538; 31. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.549; 32. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.593; 33. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.622; 34. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.650; 35. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.682; 36. 3G-James McFadden, 13.755; 37. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.855; 38. 9R-Jordon Ryan, 13.859; 39. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.985; 40. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.009; 41. 23X-D.J. Foos, 14.096; 42. 60-Jody Keegan, 14.532

Heat 1 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Shane Stewart[1] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 3. 73-Chris Andrews[7] ; 4. 7-Paul McMahan[4] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 7. 7V-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 8. 1ST-Brian Smith[9] ; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[10] ; 11. 13-Clyde Knipp[11]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 83-Joey Saldana[1] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen[4] ; 4. 41-Jason Johnson[3] ; 5. 7S-Jason Sides[6] ; 6. 8M-T.J. Michael[7] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 8. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 9. O9-Craig Mintz[9] ; 10. 16-Stuart Brubaker[10]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5-David Gravel[2] ; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[1] ; 3. 1B-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 6. 3G-James McFadden[8] ; 7. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 8. 83M-Broc Martin[7] ; 9. 9R-Jordon Ryan[9] ; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[10] ; 11. 60-Jody Keegan[11]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman[1] ; 4. 49-Brad Sweet[7] ; 5. 19M-Brent Marks[6] ; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart[9] ; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen[5] ; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[8] ; 9. 23X-D.J. Foos[10] ; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[4]

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

1. 5-David Gravel[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 83-Joey Saldana[3] ; 4. 2-Shane Stewart[1] ; 5. 15-Donny Schatz[8] ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 8. 9X-Rob Chaney[6]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)

1. O9-Craig Mintz[3] [-]; 2. 9R-Jordon Ryan[2] [-]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart[4] [$150]; 4. 1ST-Brian Smith[1] [$150]; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker[7] [$150]; 6. 23X-D.J. Foos[8] [$125]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] [$125]; 8. 60-Jody Keegan[10] [$125]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp[9] [$125]; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[5] [$125]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 49X-Tim Shaffer[1] [-]; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] [-]; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[5] [-]; 4. 8M-T.J. Michael[7] [-]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen[6] [$300]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[11] [$250]; 7. 3G-James McFadden[10] [$225]; 8. 9R-Jordon Ryan[14] [$200]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[4] [$200]; 10. O9-Craig Mintz[13] [$200]; 11. 7V-Shawn Valenti[9] [$200]; 12. 83M-Broc Martin[8] [$200]; 13. 68G-Tyler Gunn[3] [$200]; 14. 22-Cole Duncan[12] [$200]

A-Main - (40 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2][$10,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[5][$5,500]; 3. 5-David Gravel[1][$3,200]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[6][$2,800]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson[15][$2,500]; 6. 83-Joey Saldana[3][$2,300]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed[14][$2,200]; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs[7][$2,100]; 9. 19M-Brent Marks[20][$2,050]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides[19][$2,000]; 11. 29-Kerry Madsen[11][$1,500]; 12. 7-Paul McMahan[13][$1,200]; 13. 8M-T.J. Michael[24][$1,100]; 14. 45L-Brian Lay[23][$1,050]; 15. 49-Brad Sweet[16][$1,000]; 16. 33M-Caleb Griffith[17][$900]; 17. 9-Daryn Pittman[12][$800]; 18. 2-Shane Stewart[4][$800]; 19. 9X-Rob Chaney[8][$800]; 20. 73-Chris Andrews[9][$800]; 21. 1B-Dale Blaney[10][$800]; 22. 70-Danny Holtgraver[22][$800]; 23. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[18][$800]; 24. 49X-Tim Shaffer[21][$800]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 19M-Brent Marks[+11]

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[12] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 4. 9R-Dustin Rall[11] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[9] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker[10] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 9. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[16] ; 10. 94K-Kevin Mingus[15] ; 11. 32H-Dan Hennig[13] ; 12. 20B-Cody Bova[14] ; 13. 1X-Dustin Dinan[5] ; 14. 66-Jamie Miller[1] ; 15. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 16. 2F-Matt Foos[7]

Hard Charger: 11G-Luke Griffith +10

A-Main 2 - (25 Laps)

1. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle[9] ; 7. 4*-Tyler Street[13] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[11] ; 9. 10-Josh Harrison[8] ; 10. 39C-Scott Riley[15] ; 11. 75-Jerry Dahms[10] ; 12. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 13. 44-Kyle Farmer[12] ; 14. 2L-Landon Lalonde[14] ; 15. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 16. 47-Matt Lucius[16]

Hard Charger: 4*-Tyler Street +6

602 Late Models - McCullough Industries

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps)

1. 00-John Brooks[4] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 3. 01-Brandon Perkins[2] ; 4. 16-Steve Sabo[3] ; 5. 44-Matt Shipley[5] ; 6. 43K-Louis Alan[10] ; 7. 04-Jeff Hites[7] ; 8. 34-Ky Harper[9] ; 9. 101-Chester Fitch[6] ; 10. 4M-Jamie Miller[8]

©2013 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Thorson tops competition in his return to Lincoln Park - Bryan Clauson wins fourth straight sprint car feature; Wes McClara repeats in super stocks

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Tanner Thorson left Lincoln Park Speedway in a considerably situation Thursday evening compared to last year at the same time. Thorson claimed the third round of “Indiana Midget Week at the Putnamville oval a year after he left the track in the back of an ambulance following a nasty crash during the feature. He piloted his Keith Kunz - Curb Agajanian Motorsports/TRD - JDL Audio/Bullet/Speedway Toyota into victory lane at the 5/16-mile dirt oval. Ryan Robinson started on the pole for the 30-lap A-main with seven-time USAC National champion Bryan Clauson on the outside. Despite making just his fifth career series start, Robinson rocketed off the start and built as much as a half straightaway lead over the competition. Six laps into the A-main, Shane Golobic spun and catapulted through the air to bring out a red flag. He was uninjured in the crash. On the re-start, Thorson bolted to the cushion and grabbed the second spot from Clauson. Thorson quickly closed the gap on Robinson and would challenge for the lead at the midway point. Thorson threw a slider at Robinson on lap 13 heading into turn four, but Robinson crossed him up and throttled back to the lead. With the field turning up the heat, Robinson slipped the cushion in turn two as Thorson rocketed past for the lead. The Keith Kunz stable of talented drivers added a third into the mix for the lead as Rico Abreu powered through the field after starting 18th and was up to third before sliding past Robinson for second briefly. Abreu had a shot at the lead with eight laps remaining as he closed to Thorson’s bumper down the back stretch and cleared the leader into turn three before a caution came out. Third-place Brady Bacon came to a stop during the caution sealing a disappointing ending for the ProSource Fast Qualifier. On the re-start, Abreu threw the haymaker at Thorson, but couldn’t stick the landing. Clauson slipped by to take over second place. Clauson closed enough to make one last ditch effort at the lead, sliding past Thorson heading into the final lap, but Thorson prevailed. Tyler Thomas made his way past Abreu for third with Spencer Bayston in fifth-place. Clauson’s post-Indy 500 hot streak continued in his non-wing sprint car with a fourth straight victory on Thursday evening. Clauson ripped past Shane Cockrum on the bottom with nine laps in the books and held off a charging Kevin Thomas Jr. through lapped traffic to pick up the win. His win streak started at Kokomo Speedway with a win following his 23rd-place finish in the Indy 500 race. He followed that up with a victory two nights later at Montpelier Motor Speedway. On Wednesday evening, Clauson claimed the sprint car win on the opening night of “Indiana Midget Week” at Gas City I-69 Speedway. Clauson and Cockrum battled wheel-to-wheel for several laps as Thomas, Kevin Studley, JJ Hughes and Chad Boespflug ran in the top-five spots. Clauson made his move to the bottom and slipped past Cockrum and set sail up front. By lap 15, Clauson caught lapped traffic and began to work multiple lines to maintain his momentum. The Noblesville, Ind. hotshoe split a pair of lapped cars to keep the lead just before a final caution came out with five laps remaining. When the field went green again, Clauson got a good start and was able to rebuild a comfortable cushion on his way to the win. Thomas placed second ahead of Cockrum, Boespflug and Kyle Simon in the top-five. Wes McClara won in back-to-back weeks for the first time in his career by pulling away to victory over Doug McCullough and Chris Hillman. The Coatsville, Ind. native started on the pole stayed out front despite multiple challenges from Hillman throughout the first 13 laps of the 20-lap A-main. McClara would gain some breathing room early on over Hillman, holding down the bottom line. Hillman jumped to the cushion and had plenty of momentum as Larry Raines and Jonathan Newgent were in tow within the top-five. McClara pulled out to a three-car length lead over Hillman as the top-two separated from the chase pack by the halfway point. McCullough and Raines were side-by-side for a couple of laps ahead of Newgent as Steve Peeden closed on the fifth position. Just two laps later, Hillman got a good run through turns one and two to pull even with the leader on the 12th circuit. Behind the lead duo, McCullough looked to gain ground with Raines, Newgent and Peeden briefly running three-wide ahead of Josh Boller and Steve Hawkins. With five laps remaining, McClara began to pull away and would maintain the advantage to the checkered flag. McCullough closed in and got past Hillman to take second-place as Peeden advanced to place fourth and of Raines.

Lincoln Park Speedway USAC National Midget Series “Indiana Midget Week” 1. Tanner Thorson, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Tyler Thomas, 4. Rico Abreu, 5. Spencer Bayston, 6. Carson Macedo, 7. Steve Buckwalter, 8. Ryan Robinson, 9. Jerry Coons Jr., 10. Chad Boat, 11. Jake Neuman, 12. Ryan Greth, 13. Gage Walker, 14. Chase Johnson, 15. Holly Shelton, 16. Jimi Quin, 17. Zach Daum, 18. Tyler Nelson, 19. Brady Bacon, 20. Dave Darland, 21. Logan Jarrett, 22. David Budres, 23. Dayne Kingshott, 24. Shane Golobic.

Sprint car feature 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Shane Cockrum, 4. Chad Boespflug, 5. Kyle Simon, 6. Jimmy Light, 7. Kevin Studley, 8. Chris Gurley, 9. Lee Underwood, 10. JJ Hughes, 11. Tim Creech II, 12. Brandon Morin, 13. Brandon Mattox, 14. Clinton Boyles, 15. Nate McMillin, 16. Jadon Rogers, 17. Rob Caho, 18. Michael Koontz, 19. Matt McDonald, 20. Thomas Meseraull B-main winners: Koontz, Light Heat winners: Cockrum, Clauson, Studley, Thomas Jr.

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Wes McClara, 2. Doug McCullough, 3. Chris Hillman, 4. Steve Peeden, 5. Larry Raines, 6. Jonathon Newgent, 7. Josh Boller, 8. Steve Hawkins, 9. James Pfeiffer Sr., 10. Paul Wright, 11. Chris Harcourt, 12. Scotty Massie, 13. Michael Clark, 14. DJ Smiley, 15. Jack Campbell, 16. Hayden Rogers, 17. Randy Brawley Heat winners: McClara, Hillman

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

OREGON, Wisc. – One week after having his three-race winning streak at Anderson Speedway snapped, Jimmy McCune proved that he's still the king of the hill in Must See Racing Sprint Car Series competition.

McCune bided his time in Friday night's 30-lap feature at the lightning-fast, half-mile Madison International Speedway, waiting for the right moment in slower traffic before blowing by race-long leader Jason Cox entering turn three and sailing off into the Wisconsin night.

The defending series champion led the final eight laps en route to victory, his third Must See Racing score of the season, and extended his series points lead in the process.

"I could see that (Cox) was struggling a little bit in traffic, and I was just pedaling the hell out of it," McCune said of his late race run and 14th career series win. "It was about the only thing that I could do was get in the middle of the corner and mat (the throttle) to run it sideways ... whatever it needed, really. Just a thrill to be standing here in victory lane on the series' first visit to this place. It's a fun joint."

"We struggled with the car all day again. The motor didn't seem to want to run right, at all. It felt like I was just pulling a stump all the way around the track, all night. I thought we had it sorted out, and the longer we ran the feature, the worse it got, so I'm not really sure what's up there. We might have to change motors tonight, but we got the win and that's what counts."

Jacob Wilson set the night's Engine Pro fast time in qualifying with a lap of 14.720 seconds (122.283 mph), but a roll of five on the invert die left him stranded on the inside of row three for the green flag and meant that Cox and Brad Wyatt moved to the front row to lead the field to green. While Wyatt got a solid start in the Mike Blake Racing No. 81, Cox got a better one and led by three-quarters of a second by the time a lap was in the books.

Cox extended that margin to 1.2 seconds the next time around, and by lap six he held two seconds over the rest of the field, with Wyatt having no steam to challenge. A caution on the ninth round, however, for a pesky water puddle causing several drivers problems forced a restart and meant that the whole field was on Cox's tail to give chase.

That restart was a pivotal point for McCune, who followed David Byrne past Wyatt as the duo went to second and third, respectively, at the one-third mark of the race. Still though, no one was able to run down Cox as he put up a full second's lead on Byrne in just two laps and set the fastest lap of the race -- 15.333 seconds -- on the 13th time past the flagstand.

At halfway, it was still Cox ahead of Byrne and McCune as Wilson took his machine pitside with a broken rear end, but the mechanical woes weren't through there. Byrne slowed to a crawl and pulled off two laps later with his own issues, elevating McCune to second as the leaders entered heavy traffic.

McCune would use a masterful swath through the slower cars to lead laps 18 and 19, but would get held up himself and have to cede the point back with 10 laps to go.

However, the traffic would be the ultimate decider in the end, turning things back the other way.

Cox was held up entering turns three and four coming to complete the 23rd circuit, and it was then that McCune pounced and threw caution to the wind, opening up a 6.561-second advantage in just the final eight laps before flashing underneath the twin checkers.

"The early caution didn't make any difference to us," McCune added. "We were just stuck there in fourth, and I was just riding, so it wasn't that big of a deal that early in the race (to have the restart) because Jason still got out on us early in that run. We just kind of picked our way through there ... a couple guys had some trouble ... and we finally got up there to Jason and got him."

"I don't know what it is about Wisconsin, but it seems like every time I come to the state I win because we're four for five, I think. So it's a fun deal. A great night."

Cox hung on to finish second, and cited the differences that kept him out of the winner's circle after the event.

"Lapped traffic was part of the problem, but we had a pretty bad oil leak brewing and my (helmet) shield was like looking through wax paper late in the race," Cox explained. "If you've ever looked through wax paper, you can't see anything, so when we got to the traffic it was tough to see exactly what they were going to do ... especially with the lights here. The lighting system is great, but it made it difficult on us there."

"I think when the oil got on the right rear tire, it shrunk it just a bit and the car got tight coming off (the corners), and that's why McCune got to us. It was just one of those deals where you get to people and it's hard to make a decision (on which way to go), especially when you're out front ... you hesitate and someone gets underneath you and it's all over, so it just is what it is. It's just our second run with this new car, so we'll certainly take it and move on to the next one."

Jerry Caryer scored a season-best third place finish, his first time on the Must See Racing podium, and Sierra Jackson drove the DJ Racing No. 22A to a fourth-place effort in her series debut. Wyatt rounded out the top five.

Wilson's quick time effort in qualifying was the fifth of his career, tying him with McCune for third on the all-time list, while Cox and Jackson each won their respective heat races prior to the green flag.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series resumes on Saturday night, June 4 at the quarter-mile Rockford Speedway in Rockford, Illinois. Brian Gerster is the series' most recent winner at Rockford, topping a 50-lap feature during last year's National Short Track Championship weekend.

For more information on Must See Racing, including driver and team news, race results and schedule information, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Dairy Farms by Bytec, Inc. Night; Madison International Speedway; June 3, 2016

Engine Pro Time Trials (best of two laps): 1. #07 - Jacob Wilson, 14.720 seconds; 2. #40B - David Byrne, 14.766; 3. #88 - Jimmy McCune, 14.919; 4. #81 - Brad Wyatt, 15.012; 5. #1 - Jason Cox, 15.131; 6. #40C - Tim Cox, 15.241; 7. #75C - Jerry Caryer, 15.250; 8. #22A - Sierra Jackson, 15.410; 9. #26B - Jeff Bloom, 15.658; 10. #21 - Mike Stutsman, 15.676; 11. #10 - Matt Vanderveer, 15.861; 12. #9 - Kris Leming, 16.264.

Mahle Heat #1 (eight laps, all transfer): 1. Jason Cox, 2. Jacob Wilson, 3. Jimmy McCune, 4. Jerry Caryer, 5. Matt Vanderveer, 6. Jeff Bloom (DNS).

SpeedPro Heat #2 (eight laps, all transfer): 1. Sierra Jackson, 2. David Byrne, 3. Brad Wyatt, 4. Tim Cox, 5. Mike Stutsman, 6. Kris Leming.

Engine Pro A-Feature (30 laps): 1. Jimmy McCune [3], 2. Jason Cox [1], 3. Jerry Caryer [7], 4. Sierra Jackson [8], 5. Brad Wyatt [2], 6. Mike Stutsman [9], 7. Matt Vanderveer [10], 8. Kris Leming [11], 9. David Byrne [4], 10. Jacob Wilson [5], 11. Tim Cox [6], 12. Jeff Bloom [12].

 

 

PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SENIOR AND YOUNG GUN SPRINT CAR RESULTS!

(Perris, CA, June 1, 2016) Results of the May 28th PAS Senior and Young Guns Sprint Cars at Perris Auto Speedway.

Senior Sprint Car Main Event (drivers 45-years-old and over)

1. Bruce Douglass – Ventura, CA

2. Eddie Tafoya – Chino Hills, CA

3. Dwayne Marcum – Riverside, CA

4. Steve Brown – Corona, CA

5. Richard McCormick – Canyon Country, CA

6. Rick Hendrix – Palmdale, CA

7. Royal Adderson – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

8. Ed Schwarz – Santa Fe Springs, CA

9. Jerry Welton – Monrovia, CA

10. Tobey Sampson – Moore, OK

11. Jim Giardina – Riverside, CA

12. Bill Badger – Santa Clarita, CA

13. Will Perkins – Hesperia, CA

Two-time champion Bruce Douglass of Ventura won the Senior Sprint Car main event at Perris Auto Speedway last Saturday night. Please give photo credit to Doug Allen.

Young Gun Sprint Main Event (drivers 14-25 with no prior sprint car experience)

1. Hannah Mayhew – Acton, CA

2. Courtney Crone – Corona, CA

3. Daniel Anderson – Venice, CA

4. Timmy Fritch – Lake Elsinore, CA

5. Malyssa Perkins – Newport Beach, CA

6. Matt McCarthy – Riverside, CA

 

 

Teenager Michael Lake makes history with Late Model win Williamson and Zambotti repeat, Sodeman dominates

Sarver, PA (May 27, 2016) Lernerville Speedway kicked off the Memorial Day race weekend with another Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Friday on a summer-like evening. Mat Williamson made an impressive late race charge to repeat in the Modifieds on Diehl Automotive Night. Jack Sodeman Jr. claimed the Peoples Sprint feature in dominating fashion, while Michael Lake earned his first career Lernerville victory in the Precise Late Models. And in the nightcapper, Joey Zambotti scored his second win of the season in the Pic-A-Part Sportsman feature that saw many twists and turns.

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds

Steve Feder and Rick Regalski led the 20 car field to green, but it was Rex King Jr. who advanced into the lead in the first corner from the third starting position. Garrett Krummert slid high off turn 3 to bring out the yellow after the opening lap was completed. On the restart, King rode the cushion to keep the top spot while Feder and Rodney Beltz held chase.

By lap 5, last week's winner Mat Williamson had charged to the 5th position after passing both JR McGinley and Regalski. Williamson then caught Brian Swartzlander, and the two battled for 4th for several laps as both gained ground on 3rd place running Beltz. On lap 11, Williamson took two for one, as he charged past both Swartzlander and Beltz to move into 3rd. At the halfway point, King found himself in heavy lap traffic and would see his lead stabilize over Feder, who continued to run a strong race in 2nd.

The race remained caution free, as King continued to run out front, hammer down on the cushion. However, Williamson would make up significant ground running a lower groove, which allowed the St. Catharines, Ontario driver to take 2nd from Feder on lap 19. This left Williamson just six circuits to run down King, who begun to struggle to keep his earlier pace on the cushion in the subsequent laps.

And by lap 21, Williamson was within car lengths of King and closing quickly. On the following lap, King lost significant ground again going high in turns 1 and 2. Williamson capitalized and charged past on the inside to the take the top spot with just three laps to go.

"We had a good car tonight, but to be honest, I think he (King Jr.) hurt something later in the race, because it wasn't like him", Williamson said. "It was like he didn't have power down the straightaways like he normally does. When it's hammer down like this, it's tough on motors, but it's an amazing facility and we're just happy to be here in victory lane. We have a great combination going on right now, and I just get in it and drive."

King Jr and Feder settled for podium spots, while Swartzlander and Kevin Bolland scored top 5 finishes.

Top 10: 1. Mat Williamson 2. Rex King Jr. 3. Steve Feder 4. Brian Swartzlander 5. Kevin Bolland 6. JR McGinley 7. Jeremiah Shingledecker 8. Rodney Beltz 9. Jimmy Weller 10. Dave Murdick

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints

Jack Sodeman Jr. drew the pole position and would set the early pace over third starting Dan Shetler. In the early going, Shetler looked low to find a way to the lead, but Sodeman held strong on the cushion to remain out in front. Behind the two leaders, Brandon Matus and AJ Flick each quickly moved through the field. By lap 7, 9th starting Matus overtook Scott Priester to claim 3rd.

Sodeman extended his lead to near a straightaway by lap 10, but towards the halfway point, Shetler begun to chip away at the lead in lap traffic. Flick advanced to 4th from the 12th starting spot on lap 12 and set his sights on Matus in the following laps. The two battled side by side for several laps, but Matus held off Flick for the position. The red flag was then displayed on lap 15 for Brandon Spithaler, who went for a wild wide in turn 4.

On the restart, Sodeman raced out to a big advantage, while Flick charged past Matus to take 3rd and then would challenge Shetler for 2nd. Flick and Shetler exchanged sliders and battled hard for several laps for the runner up spot, allowing Sodeman to extend his lead. Flick was able to take 2nd from Shetler for good on lap 20. However, on lap 22, Flick slid off the backstretch and would retire from the event after making a strong charge through the field.

Sodeman went on to victory in convincing fashion, leading all 25 laps. "You just go as hard as you can every lap and those guys can battle for it behind me can do that every week, I'm getting to be an old man and need all the help I can get," Sodeman remarked. "I have to dedicate this race to my mom first and foremost and of course Dow (Carnahan), It's a bit weird being in victory lane not being interviewed by him. We miss him, but I'm sure he's looking down on us."

At the line, Shetler barely held off a Matus slider to claim the runner up spot. Priester drove back to 4th on the final restart, and Ralph Spithaler held off John Garvin Jr and Carl Bowser to come home in 5th.

Top 10: 1. Jack Sodeman Jr. 2. Dan Shetler 3. Brandon Matus 4. Scott Priester 5. Ralph Spithaler 6. John Garvin Jr. 7. Carl Bowser 8. Alex Paden 9. Michael Bauer 10. Clay Riney

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models

After experiencing problems while being in contention last week, young Michael Lake again looked strong from the outside pole position. In the early laps, Lake battled with pole sitter Dan Swartzlander and by lap 4, Lake had taken the top spot away. Mike Pegher Jr, Swartzlander and Matt Lux were under a blanket for 2nd for several laps, while Alex Ferree and Russ King quickly entered the equation as well. Lake checked out running the cushion, while Lux finally was able to shake Pegher for 2nd by lap 9.

The first caution was displayed on lap 10 for Swartzlander, who spun at the end of the frontstretch. Lake chose the outside on the lap 10 restart and would shoot out to the lead. But the next lap, Lake drove off the top off turns 1 and 2 and appeared to surrender the lead and several positions as well. However, a caution was displayed for Tony Musolino who had spun in a separate incident, which allowed Lake to remain the leader.

Lake took full advantage of this break, as he again drove away to the lead on the restart, while Lux, Pegher, Ferree and King followed in the same groove. The field begun to string out and by lap 18, Lake was extending his lead in lap traffic. Pegher made a pass for 2nd on lap 22 but one last caution was displayed for Tom Bateman, negating the pass. Lake drove a flawless restart and won in impressive fashion over Lux and Pegher, while King took 4th away from Ferree on the final restart.

"Well I went to four wheel brakes because I had it on three and I wanted to see if I could drive it into the corner a little bit harder and I guess the brake line broke somewhere and I couldn't slow down going into the corner and the 36 spun and I got my spot back," Lake said in Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane regarding his near misfortune.

Top 10: 1. Michael Lake 2. Matt Lux 3. Mike Pegher Jr. 4. Russ King 5. Alex Ferree 6. Kenny Schaltenbrand 7. Dan Angelicchio 8. Gary Lyle 9. Chuck Sarver 10. Ed Ferree

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Crate Sportsman

Brett McDonald and Joey Zambotti brought the field to green in the 20 lap Sportsman feature. McDonald looked strong in the early going as he held the point until a caution slowed the pace on lap 3. On the restart, McDonald slid off the backstretch, handing the lead over to Zambotti. Another caution slowed the pace on the same lap as the field stacked up behind McDonald.

Terry Young utilized the restart to his advantage as he drove past Zambotti down the backstretch before another caution waved on lap 5. The following restart saw a three car battle for the lead with Young, Zambotti and Dietz. Young would win the battle using the momentum from the top side, while Dietz took 2nd from Zambotti. Young maintained a slim lead over Dietz before another yellow on lap 9. Once again, the restart saw a three wide battle for the lead as Zambotti regained second from Dietz but was unable to slide in front of Young for the lead.

Young looked in control of the race until lap 13, when the 28Y machine slid over the cushion in turn four, giving the lead back to Zambotti. Dietz continued his bid to catch Zambotti using the low to middle groove as the race entered the final laps. With just two to go, 4th place running Joe Kelley lost the handle in 1 and 2, setting up a two lap dash to settle it. Zambotti chose the outside on the restart, giving Dietz his preferred groove on the bottom. However, Zambotti jumped out to the lead and took the line Dietz had been running to pull away and take his second feature of the season. Young reclaimed 2nd at the finish line over Dietz, while Corey McPherson and Brian Stivenson round out the top five.

"After the night we had with our start in our heat race, I have to thank my guys," Zambotti said following the victory. "We got tore up and we had to change the right front suspension and we didn't have the best car tonight but we refused to lose."

Top 10: 1. Joey Zambotti 2. Terry Young 3. Tyler Dietz 4. Corey McPherson 5. Brian Stivenson 6. Aaron Easler 7. Paul Schrekengost 8. Pat Hanley 9. Noah Brunell 10. Bob Egley

 

 

Jake Martens takes the Victory in Race Two at Wakeeney Speedway

With the result of Sunday’s tantrum by Mother Nature the URSS/IMCA Racesaver Sprint Series was forced to make Monday a two show event. The fans were not disappointed as the eighteen teams that stayed for the second show put on a whale of a show with Mother Nature trying her best to interrupt the festivities. To no avail the Rebels won this battle with Fairview, Oklahoma’s Jake Martens taking his first career URSS win. It also is a credit to the parity of the series as Martens is the sixth different winner in the six shows that have been ran in this rain shortened season.

Liberal Kansas’s Steven Richardson led the field to the green flag with Martens on the outside beating him into turn one with Richardson, Jeff Radcliffe, Zach Blurton and CJ Johnson rounding out the top five on lap one. The caution would fall before lap three could be completed when Ken Lutters came to a stop in turn three after his entry suffered damage ending his evening.

On the restart Martens jumped out to the lead once again with CJ Johnson and first race winner Luke Cranston darted past Radcliffe to take over the fourth and fifth spots. One lap later Cranston took the fourth spot away from Johnson and set his sights on Zach Blurton who held down the third position. Farther back in the pack Jed Werner started his charge from seventeenth starting position to move into a battle with Craig Jecha for the tenth spot by lap seven.

Cranston had turned up the heat on Blurton trying to grab the third spot. Zac Taylor was hot on Cranston’s tail tank as well to join the fray after making his way past CJ Johnson on lap seven. Cranston kept the pressure on Blurton until taking away the third position on lap eleven. Cranston then set his sights on Richardson for the runner up spot. Lap seventeen saw Cranston finally grab the second spot for good while farther back Taylor slipped high allowing CJ Johnson and Jeremy Huish to rocket past.

Cranston ‘s pass proved too little too late as Martens held as much as a straightaways lead at times. As the checkered flag fell it was Jake Martens taking the win with Luke Cranston, Steven Richardson, Zach Blurton and CJ Johnson rounding out the top five.

Jed Werner won the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award by moving up 8 spots after starting 17th to finish in the ninth position.

Heat Race winners were Luke Cranston, Jake Martens and Zach Blurton.

5/30 Results at Wakeeney Speedway - Race # 2
1 Jake Martens
2 Luke Cranston
3 Steven Richardson
4 Zac Blurton
5 CJ Johnson
6 Jeremy Huish
7 Zac Taylor
8 Jeff Radcliffe
9 Jed Werner
10 Howard Van Dyke
11 Craig Jecha
12 Aaron Ploussard
13 JD Johnson DNF
14 Cody Lampe DNF
15 Nate Berry DNF
16 John Webster DNF
17 Kade Hagans DNF
18 Ken Lutters DNF

 

 

Luke Cranston Claims First URSS Win of the 2016 Season at Wakeeney

Once again Mother Nature played havoc with the two day Memorial Weekend show at the Historic Wakeeney Speedway as rains postponed Saturday night’s race to a Sunday twin bill. Twenty three teams made the trek to the 3/8’s mile clay oval to battle for the win. When the checkered flag fell in was Plains. Kansas driver Lucas Cranston picked up his first win of the 2016 URSS/IMCA Racesaver Series season.

Nate Berry led the field to the green flag on the first attempt but starter Smokey Fairbank re-racked the field to try it again. Berry once again led the field to the flag stand with Ken Lutters taking the point with Luke Cranston, CJ Johnson, Kade Hagans and Berry rounding out the top five after lap one. JD Johnson took over the fifth spot on lap two pushing Berry back to the sixth spot. Cranston had been right on Lutters tail tank and made the pass to take over the lead on circuit number three.

Lap four saw the red flag fly as Brandon Sprott and Cody Lampe tangled up on the backstretch, with Lampe taking a series of flips after spinning catching the crown of the track. Both drivers were okay but done for the race.

On the restart Cranston once again bolted to the lead with Lutters holding down the runner up spot, behind them it was a battle of the Johnson’s as CJ Johnson held the third position with JD Johnson hot on his heels in fourth. Lap five saw JD Johnson take the spot for good but the biggest winner on the restart was Zac Taylor. Taylor rocketed around the top to go from fourteen to fifth, Taylor had started from the seventeenth position after suffering a DNF in his heat race due to an exploding right rear tire. Taylor’s team made the needed repairs to his mount and the setup was a rocket. John Webster had made his way from his ninth starting spot to the sixth position right behind Taylor.

Jake Martens and Jason Martin had made their way to the eighth and ninth spots respectively and where starting to pressure Jed Werner for the seventh spot. Martin made the pass on lap eight with Martens relegating Werner to eighth on lap nine. Up front Cranston still held the point with JD Johnson taking over the runner up position on lap eight. Lutters would soon feel the pressure from Taylor as the Wyoming driver took the third spot away on lap ten.

Up front Cranston held the point with JD Johnson, Zac Taylor, John Webster and Jason Martin rounding out the top five. Martin still had Jake Martins on his tail with Steven Richardson right in the chase as well. Richardson had battled his way up to seventh spot after starting 21st along with Zach Blurton who started fifteenth and was holding down eighth in Richardson’s tire tracks.

As the laps wound down it was Cranston out front as JD Johnson tried to run the leader down. But it was to no avail as Cranston took the checkers for his first win of the 2016 season with Johnson, Taylor Webster and Martin rounding out the top five.

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award went to Zac Taylor, moving up 14 spots to finish 3rd.

Heat Race Winners - CJ Johnson, JD Johnson, Luke Cranston

The entire URSS racing family would like to wish a speedy recovery to Dodge City driver Kris Moore. Moore’s car suffering a malfunction during his hot lap session, resulting in Kris sustaining some minor burns to his right leg due to a fire from a fuel leak. He was taken to the local Hospital and was treated and released; we wish him a full recovery and hope to see him back at the tracks soon.

A Main Results – Race #1- 5-30-2016
1 Luke Cranston
2 JD Johnson
3 Zac Taylor
4 John Webster
5 Jason Martin
6 Jake Martens
7 Steven Richardson
8 Zach Blurton
9 Ken Lutters
10 Kade Hagans
11 Jed Werner
12 Jeremy Huish
13 Craig Jecha
14 Howard Van Dyke
15 Aaron Ploussard
16 Ty Williams
17 Shon Pointer DNF
18 Nate Berry DNF
19 Jeff Radcliffe DNF
20 CJ Johnson DNF
21 Brandon Sprott DNF
22 Cody Lampe DNF
23 Kris Moore DNS

 

 

Jason Solwold Wins Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic Finale; Jesse Williamson And Joe Maricle Also Pick Up CGS Victories

By Ben Deatherage

 Cottage Grove, Oregon- The final night of the 2016 Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic, presented by Body Works Salon and Marvin Smith Auto Repair, would be a thriller. The Sunday May 29th event would attract teams from Oregon, Washington, California, as well as the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, and the Quality RV Repair Hornets were all on the card for the evening.

In the 360 Sprint main Henry Van Dam, of Enumclaw, Washington, got to the front on lap one. Van Dam, in his Kovash Logging/Johansen Excavating/Highmark Concrete Contractors/Northwest Welding & Fabrication #33V Maxim, would remain in the desired position until lap nine. Burlington’s Jason Solwold would be the one to make the pass and get by Van Dam.

A caution on lap seventeen would bunch the field up behind the Mike Anderson owned Shaylene Raye Motorsports/Scottie’s Plumbing & Repair/Heavy D/Rob Graham Trucking #18 XXX, of Solwold, but the leader would be off to a good restart and began to reestablish a sizable lead. Then, just as things were developing into an interesting contest for first place, a caution would come out on lap thirty-five for a late race restart. In fact, it would be the final caution of the race.

Solwold would get on the loud pedal, with the luxury of a lapped car between him and second, to finish off the final six laps. As the white flag would be presented to the leader Solwold would get help up in traffic. It allowed Medford’s Roger Crockett to close the gap and get on the rear tail tank to challenge late. Crockett tried to make a move in turn three on the final lap but was unable to pass Solwold. Solwold would win the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic for the second year in a row.

The Rocket Designs/Auto Stitch Embroidery/BC Motorsports/Al Parker Racing Engines #11 KPC, of Roger Crockett, was second followed by Henry Van Dam in third. The rest of the top five would consist of Clarksburg, California pilot Justyn Cox, in fourth, and driving his Berco Redwood/Trex Plastic Decking/K&N Filters/Moyle Racing Engines #31C machine, while the Millstone Heating and Sheet Metal/Tiger Towing/Rod End Supply/Shark Racing Engines #21 Maxim, of Cobble Hill, British Columbia younger Robbie Price, was fifth.

Like the first night qualifying was split up into two separate groups. The Kevin Rudeen owned Rudeen Racing/Firedown Graphics/Factory Kahne Shocks/Hager Reality #26 KPC, of Willie Croft from Roseville, California, and Penngrove, California’s Michael Kofoid, in his DES Inc./Dan Simpson Racing/Gary Silva Ranches #4S Maxim, were the two quick clockers.

Heat one was won by the Meyer Electric/Hedge Carter Gutter Service/Bekkever Logging & Trucking/Poverty Bay Bumper #3 XXX of J.J. Hickle of Quilcene, Washington. Sutherlin Teenager Cooper Desbiens got the job done in heat two driving the J.H. Desbiens Construction/Budget Lumber/Lithia Autobody/Sisters Meat & Smokehouse/Oregon Tool & Supply #4D Maxim. Central Point chauffeur Garen Linder was victorious in heat three in his Linder Powdercoating/Visual EFX Signs & Graphics/Rodgers Racing Engines #22 KPC. Skylar Gee, out of Leduc, Alberta, was the winner of the fourth and final heat in the Carlan Services/Pat Beck Motorsports/Alco Oilfield Mining Products/Clark Construction #99 XXX.

Henry Van Dam was the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash winner to start on the pole for the feature. Burlington, Washington’s Justin Youngquist would win the consolation feature in the Dale Meline owned Northern Collision/Here 2 Wire Electric/Dreamchasers RV/Image 360 Graphics, Signage, and Display #56 XXX.

Justyn Ryker of Cottage Grove, in the Jimmy Owen owned Steelhouse Metal Roofing Supply/West End Performance/Todd’s Autobody #38 entry, would be the trailblazer on lap one. Ryker would get passed on lap two by Eugene’s Jesse Williamson. Williamson, from Eugene and piloting the Furniture Options/Raceprint.com/JDM Racing Solutions #W5 High Side by Strickler, would be the car to beat for much of the race. That was until the Eugene Mortgage Brokers/Mickey’s Affordable Auto Sales/Commonwealth Financial Network #77 X-Factor of Cottage Grove’s Kreg Britton started making his way to the front late.

Britton would challenge very late and put Williamson under quite a bit of pressure. But Williamson was able to keep Britton back every time. Williamson held on the rest of the distance to capture his first win of 2016 at CGS.

Kreg Britton was a respectable second while third would belong to Redmond’s Mark Carrell in the Mark’s Auto Body #27 GRT by Phillips. Crossing the wire fourth as the Hoppes Motorsports/Courtney Auto Repair/Eugene Gutter Service #5M Dirt Works of Jake Mayden, of Springfield, with Cottage Grove’s Curtis Towns, in his Superior Fuel Cells/West End Performance/BSB Manufacturing/IBEW Local 280 #24 Superior, in fifth.

The Virgil Hanson Automotive Machine/Best Pots Inc./A&B Septic/James Gang Pizza #33C Victory Circle, of Albany native Craig Hanson, was fast time of the night. Jesse Williamson, the Furniture Options/A-1 Auto Supply/Mackin Street Customs & RV’s/Absolute Air & Auto Repair #84 Shaw of Jasper driver Eric Ashley, and Mark Carrell were the three heat race winners. Curtis Towns finished first in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash.

Brad Moffett would be the early race leader in the Quality RV Repair Hornet main event. Moffett, of Veneta and driving his Edge Motorsports/Green Electric/Tire Sport #65 Volkswagon Golf, would remain in the position until lap four. Taking over the lead would be another Veneta driver, Joe Maricle. Maricle had no issues at all afterwards and went on to pace the field for the rest of the distance. It would be the second straight race that the More Of Everything Racing Collectables/Royal Refuse Service #11 entry would visit victory lane.

The J&M Raing #7C Nissan 200SX of Josh Corley, from Westfir, was the fast timer. Corley and Joe Maricle were the two heat race winners while Maricle finished first in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash.

Cottage Grove Speedway’s next race is scheduled for Saturday June 4th celebrating Kids Night. Kids, ages 12 or under, get into the races for FREE. Classes racing will be the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Quality RV Repair Hornets.

Tickets are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors $10.00, and a Family Pass $30.00. As will happen all year long in honor of our 60th Anniversary the 60th fan through the Front Gate gets in for FREE. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing is scheduled to start around 6:30. For more information log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com.

 

 

Double X Speedway
California, MO
May 29, 2016

Six years ago, a young sprint car driver named Jesse Hockett won his last race in a sprint car at a track he called home. Each year in May in his memory, the familiar confines of Double-X Speedway comes to life on a night dedicated to honor Jesse, and his cousin Daniel McMillan, with a special night filled with memories, stories and some exciting dirt track racing, all of this is done "Hockett Style". The 2016 edition of the "Tribute to Jesse and Daniel" saw ASCS Sprint Car driver from four states in attendance along with a good field of cars in the support divisions. Adding to the excitement this year was the return of the "Take it to the tail challenge, Hockett style". An event within the feature event allowing the ASCS Sprint Car drivers that were eligible to re-draw for their starting position to take their starting spot to the tail of the field just as Jesse Hockett did in his last race at Double-X. Another special feature added this year was the "Hockett Non Wing Challenge".

The ASCS Warrior Region Winged Sprint Cars were the highlight on the card for the evening. Three qualifying heat races and a B Feature were used to set the field for the 25 lap main event. The first heat saw mid Missouri wheelman Corey Nelson claim the victory over Randy Martin, Jonathan Cornell and Raven Culp. Collinsville, Oklahoma's Tyler Thomas claimed the second heat over Kyle Bellm, Wayne Johnson and Ryan Padgett. The third qualifying heat would see Mitchell Moore pick up the victory over Evan Martin, Cody Baker and Chris Morgan. The B feature was contested to fill the remaining four spots for the main event. Tyler Blank took the victory over Miles Paulus, Lanny Carpenter and Lee Lengel joining Blank in transferring to the A Feature. A.J.Wirts, Ben Brown, Broc Elliott and John Manley completed the field.

The A Main event had an electric feel to it as the field shaped up for the green flag. Corey Nelson, the first driver in the re-draw, elected to "Take it to the Tail" and in turn set himself up to win a possible extra $2000 if he could win the event. After drawing the #1 pill, Jonathan Cornell found himself starting on the pole alongside another had charger Cody Baker. Baker would use the front row starting spot to his advantage as he went to the lead and would keep the Ted Hall #38 at the point until lap 5 when the familiar black 28 of Jonathan Cornell would take the point. After gaining five positions on the first 2 circuits, Corey Nelson found himself crossed up in turn 4 after a spin out. He would restart at the rear of the field. Cornell would continue his lead but he felt the challenge of veteran Wayne Johnson coming up on his rear bumper. Johnson would close to the rear of the Cornell machine but a mid race caution would prove to change the flow of the race as Cornell was able to change his line and keep the veteran driver at bay. At the checkered flag it was Cornell and Johnson 1-2 with Kyle Bellm finishing third, local veteran Randy Martin was fourth and Cody Baker crossed the stripe fifth. Evan Martin finished sixth, Chris Morgan claimed seventh, TJ Muths was eighth, Tyler Blank advanced from 16th to finish ninth and Mitchell Moore would round out the top ten.

A new event this year, the "Hockett Non Wing Challenge", was organized by Jesse's dad Jack Hockett and was open to any sprint car drivers in attendance that wished to participate. Eleven drivers made the call to the green flag with Lanny Carpenter and Jeff Wingate pacing the field. Carpenter, the winningest non wing driver at Double-X, would take the lead at the outset and would hold his advantage by running the low line. Mitchell Moore, TJ Muths, Tyler Blank and Kyle Bellm were battling furiously behind the leader lap after lap. Blank would take his #75 Sprinter to the top side of the track to move into second on lap 6 and would overtake Carpenter on lap 8 and go the distance to claim the checkered flag. Carpenter finished a strong second, Muths claimed third, Clinton Boyles starting last in the grid found himself in fourth at the end and Kyle Bellm would finish fifth.

The Street Stock division saw a familiar name, Henson, claim the victory in the feature event, however this time it was older brother Derek Henson claiming the win. By virtue of winning his heat race, Henson started pole position alongside veteran Joe Miller. Henson would lead from the green flag with Miller giving early chase. Hard charging Dale Berry would overtake Miller for the two spot on lap seven with John Clancy passing Miller for third two laps later. Meanwhile Henson maintained a consistent lead of 2-3 car lengths. At the checkered flag Henson was followed by Berry, Clancy, Cole Henson and Miller in the top five. Harlan Dowell, James Keeran, Kenny Riegel, Destiny Dowell and Steve Beach rounded out the top ten. Derek Henson and Joe Miller claimed the heat race victories.

Eighteen 600cc Micro Sprints checked in for the evenings competition with some familiar faces and new drivers in attendance. At the completion of the 20 lap feature event, third generation open wheel driver Ayrton Gennetten found himself in victory lane. Gennetten was chased the entire distance by double duty driver Miles Paulus who had to settle for second. Jack Wagner claimed third, Jackson Frisbie finished fourth and Jimmy Dowell was fifth. Kyle Schlotz, Braydon Cromwell, Nick Rasa, Marty Ballenger and John Bernhardt rounded out the top ten. Gennetten and Dowell claimed the heat race wins.

The Hobby Stock class was few in number but may have provided the most exciting finish of the evening. Following a lap 10 caution, Rudy Wirts found himself third behind veterans Mike Schrader and Chuck Coffey. By going to the outside at the checkered flag, Wirts was able to claim the victory by half a car over Schrader who narrowly edged Coffey. Jeremiah Wallingford would finish fourth and Laura Atkinson finished fifth. Atkinson claimed the heat race earlier in the evening.

The ASCS Warrior Sprint Cars have three more dates scheduled at Double-X in 2016, culminated by the 14th annual Clyde Wood Memorial Race on Sunday July 24th. Double-X speedway was also pleased to welcome all of the drivers and fans who were in attendance Sunday night. Some notable visitors for the evening's events were Brian Hulbert from ASCS and Tony Bokhoven, the voice of Knoxville Raceway. Again, a big thanks to everyone who came out and supported the 2016 edition of the "Tribute to Jesse and Daniel" at Double X Speedway.

Double X Speedway
"Tribute to Jesse and Daniel"
Race Results
May 29, 2016

ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Cars-

Feature Event-
1. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City,OK; 3. 75K-Kyle Bellm, Nixa, MO; 4. 14-Randy Martin, California; 5. 38-Cody Baker, Lone Jack; 6. 4-Evan Martin, California; 7. 81A-Chris Morgan, Topeka,KS; 8. 65- TJ Muths, Sedalia; 9. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 10. 51-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton,KS; 11. 86-Tyler Thomas, Collinsville,OK; 12. 41-Scott Comstock, Prairie Home; 13. 34- Corey Nelson, Eugene; 14. 27-Danny Thoman, Higginsville; 15. 3-Raven Culp, Mesquite, TX; 16.48-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 17. 7L-Lee Lengel, Spring Hill, KS; 18. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centetown; 19. 24C-Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 20. 98-Ryan Padgett, Anadarko,OK

B Feature-
1. Blank; 2. Paulus; 3. Carpenter; 4. Lengel; 5. XX-AJ Wirts, California; 6. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 7. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 8. 8-John Manley, California

Heat 1-
1. Nelson; 2. R. Martin; 3. Cornell; 4. Culp; 5. Muths; 6. Wingate; 7. Wirts; 8. Brown
Heat 2-
1. Thomas; 2. Bellm; 3. Johnson; 4. Padgett; 5. Comstock; 6. Blank; 7. Elliott; 8. Lengel
Heat 3-
1. Moore; 2. E. Martin; 3. Baker; 4. Morgan; 5. Thoman; 6. Paulus; 7. Carpenter; 8. Manley

Hockett Non WIng Challenge-
1. Blank; 2. Carpenter; 3. Muths; 4. Clinton Boyles; 5. Bellm; 6. Morgan; 7. Thoman; 8. Padgett; 9. Wingate; 10. Moore; 11. Elliott

600cc Micro Sprints-
Feature-
1. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills; 2. 98P-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 3. 73J-Jack Wagner, Lone Jack; 4. 38- Jackson Frisbie, Kansas City; 5. 88J-Jimmy Dowell, Boonville; 6. 749-Kyle Schlotz, Jefferson City; 7. 4-Braydon Cromwell, Lone Jack; 8. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 9. 22L-Marty Ballenger, Malta Bend; 10. 27-John Bernhardt, Sedalia; 11. 173J-Samuel Wagner, Lone Jack; 12. 35T-Tyeler Dowell, Marshall; 13. 7JR-Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 14. 13-Allen Hall, Sweet Springs; 15. 26-Marcus Mendez, Boonville; 16. 20-Stephen Doogs, Holden; 17. 44-Branigan Roark, Lincoln; 18. 3G-Garrett Williamson, Columbia

Heat 1-
1. Gennetten; 2. Key; 3. J. Wagner; 4. S. Wagner; 5. Ballenger; 6. Cromwell; 7. T. Dowell; 8. Bernhardt; 9. Schlotz
Heat 2-
1. J. Dowell; 2. Paulus; 3. Frisbie; 4. Hall; 5. Rasa; 6. Roark; 7. Doogs; 8. Mendez; 9. Williamson

Street Stocks-
Feature-
1. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 2. 05-Dale Berry, Tuscumbia; 3. 8-John Clancy Jr., California; 4.31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 5.43-Joe Miller, Centertown; 6. 29-Harlan Dowell, Tipton; 7. 52J-James Keeran, California; 8. 21-Kenny Riegel, Jefferson City; 9. 29D-Destiny Dowell, Tipton; 10. 10-Steve Beach, Eldon; 11. 8UP-Jeff Offerman, California; 12. 7-Evan Kay, California

Heat 1-
1. D. Henson; 2.Berry; 3.C. Henson; 4.H. Dowell; 5. Offerman; 6. Riegel
Heat 2-
1. Miller; 2. Clancy Jr.; 3. D. Dowell; 4. Keeran; 5. Hays; 6. Beach

Hobby Stocks-
Feature-
1. 2X-Rudy Wirts, California; 2. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 3. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 4. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home; 5. 4A-Laura Atkinson, Eldon

Heat Race-
1. Atkinson; 2. Coffey; 3. Wirts; 4. Schrader; 5. Wallingford

 

 

MESERAULL THE WINNER AT LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY

Putnamville, IN - May 28, 2016 - Thomas Meseraull was the best of the field Saturday night at the Lincoln Park Speedway. The California driver put the Amati Racing - Shane Wade owned Marion Underground sponsored Sprinter into victory lane at the conclusion of the 25 lap MSCS feature. Other sponsors include Zeller Construction and Pro Shocks.

The feature victory was the third of his career in the Midwest Sprint Car Series. The winner’s check for the Saturday Night Special was $2,500. Meseraull started third and maintained a slight lead over pole sitter Kevin Thomas Jr. to seal the victory. At the finish Thomas was just 1.2 seconds behind the leader.

C.J. Leary finished third in the event. He had set the overall fast time of 13.622 to begin the evening. The podium finish propelled him into the 2016 MSCS Points lead. The night’s group qualifying session was delayed two hours when a storm moved in from the south. A deluge hit the facility just after the pit gate opened to competitors. Thirty-five sprint car drivers signed in to race. After the rain ended the track crew worked diligently to restore the surface and make the race happen!

Josh Hodges was fourth in the feature. The New Mexico driver has made his return to race in Indiana. Hodges was followed in fifth by track regular Brent Beauchamp. Brady Short was sixth which was good enough to move him up to second in MSCS points. Chad Boespflug brought the Hazen Sprinter in seventh. Shane Cockrum was eighth. The top 8 cars finished on the same lap. Tyler Hewitt and J.J. Hughes rounded out the top ten performers. South Dakota’s Bret Mellenberndt picked up the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award in finishing eleventh.

The feature was interrupted on lap two by a red flag for a crash after which Brandon Mattox’s o4 ride was towed back to the pit area. Dylan Shaw’s spin in turn four brought about a late race restart adding some anticipation to the finish. The Wilwood Tuff Brakes Hard Charger of the Race was Mario Clouser. Clouser gained 9 spots overall.

Heat winners included Kevin Thomas Jr., Nate McMillin, Thomas Meseraull, and Brent Beauchamp. Bret Mellenberndt won the B Main which is sponsored with a contingency prize from Racebumpers.Com.

The Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will return to Lincoln Park Speedway at mid-season for day two of the Bill Gardner Sprintacular.

Presented as News and Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series.

SUMMARY Lincoln Park Speedway “MSCS Saturday Night Special” Putnamville, IN May 28, 2016

Midwest Sprint Car Series: (35 Entries)

Overall Fast Qualifier - 17GP C.J. Leary at 13.622

FIRST HEAT - 4J Kevin Thomas Jr., 17Gp C.J. Leary, 97x Tyler Hewitt, 8d Terry Babb, 97 Bret Mellenberndt, 38 Jeff Bland Jr., 114 Brent Moore, 98 Brandon Morin

SECOND HEAT - 24 Nathan McMillin, 11P Brady Short, 21K Casey Shuman, 57 Chad Boespflug, 77x Hunter O’Neal, 6 Mario Clouser, 4 Brady Ottinger, 77 Jon Stanbrough

THIRD HEAT - 66 Thomas Meseraull, 74x Josh Hodges, 04 Brandon Mattox, 42 Conner Donelson, 42AU Gary Rooke, 11A Nevil Algie, 22v Shelby Van Gilder, 52c Jared Chastain, 4B Donny Brackett

FOURTH HEAT - 34 Brent Beauchamp, 24P Shane Cockrum, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 12 Dylan Shaw, 66d Jadon Rogers, 76J J.J. Hughes

B MAIN - 97 Bret Mellenberndt, 6 Mario Clouser, 76J J.J. Hughes, 11A Nevil Algie, 4B Donny Brackett, 77x Hunter O’Neal, 22v Shelby Van Gilder, 52C Jared Chastain, 4 Brady Ottinger, 114 Brent Moore, 98 Brandon Morin, 66J Jadon Rogers, 42AU Gary Rooke

FEATURE (25 Laps) - 66 Thomas Meseraull, 4J Kevin Thomas Jr., 17GP C.J. Leary, 74x Josh Hodges, 34 Brent Beauchamp, 11P Brady Short, 57 Chad Boespflug, 24P Shane Cockrum, 97x Tyler Hewitt, 76J J.J. Hughes, 97 Bret Mellenberndt, 6 Mario Clouser, 24 Nathan McMillin, 8D Terry Babb, 98 Brandon Morin, 12 Dylan Shaw, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 21K Casey Shuman, 11A Nevil Algie, 42 Conner Donelson, 04 Brandon Mattox

 

 

Jon Agan gets much needed win with Sprint Invaders sweep; Guengerich tops late model main event

Dana Royer/34 Raceway & Bill Wright/Sprint Invaders

Sunday, May 29 wrapped a two night Memorial Day weekend extravaganza at 34 Raceway with the Shottenkirk Sprint Invaders, Late Models and Vintage Cars. Picking up wins were Jon Agan of Knoxville, Ia and Jeff Guengerich of Washington, Iowa. Coming up this week at 34 Raceway will be Ryner Transportation Night at the races on Saturday, June 4. For more information go to www.34raceway.com

(Bill W) May 29, 2016 – Jon Agan has had a rough start to the year. A night after tipping over at Knoxville Raceway, he was the class of the field in sweeping the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders event Sunday night at 34 Raceway in West Burlington. The Knoxville, Iowa driver was paid $1,550 for his win thanks to a $50 bonus from the Korner One Crew.

The night took its toll on equipment. Three scratches before the feature in the 25-car field eliminated the need for a B main. After winning his heat and the Shake-up Dash, Agan shot out to an early lead in the 25-lap feature over Jarrod Schneiderman and Harold Pohren. The first eleven laps went green.

Chris Martin, who won the Sprint Invaders opener in early April at 34 Raceway, worked by Pohren on the tenth lap for third. Disaster struck Pohren a lap later, when he made contact with the lapped machine of Rob Weuve and flipped hard. Both drivers were o.k.

Agan led Jarrod Schneiderman, Martin, Donnie Steward and John Schulz back to green, and though Martin took second, green would only last a lap before another crash stopped things. Dustin Clark, who had been running sixth, bicycled and flipped, collecting Damian Getchell. Again the drivers were uninjured.

Schulz joined Agan and Martin in the top three after charging from row six when the green flew again. His nephew, Josh Schneiderman entered the top five on lap 18 after starting 14th. With five to go, Steward passed Josh Schneiderman, and tried to shoot under Jarrod Schneiderman for fourth. Contact was made with both drivers suffering another hard crash. Again, no one was injured.

Agan was able to hold his lead the last five laps, ahead of Martin. Josh Schneiderman completed his hard-charger run, taking third on the restart, ahead of Schulz and Jordan Goldesberry.

“My guys work really hard,” said Again in Victory Lane. “The keep their chin up and keep working. I can’t thank them enough. This is exactly what we needed. I used to hate this place, because I sucked. But I like this place a lot more now. It was tough to get off four, but I love this place when you have to get up on the wheel. The lapped cars were interesting for sure too.”

“We started the night with a good heat race,” said Martin. “Then we were able to get by a few cars in the Dash. I thought we were going to give Jon Agan a run. We just didn’t have the motor tonight, and he did an excellent job. He didn’t miss his marks. Congrats to him and his team. I know their season has been tough so far. I’ll take second. We definitely had to earn it tonight.”

“We were trying to weed through some of the traffic early,” said Josh Schneiderman. “The car really came in nice late in the race. It slicked off a bit, and that really helped us. We were able to move around, while everyone else was stuck up top. We started in the back, while the other guys were starting up front. It makes it tough when you’re chasing those guys. We needed a 34-lap race instead of 25. It’s my Dad’s birthday today, so that was a good finish for him.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders next event will be their first ever trip to the Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa on Friday, June 17. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

In late model action, ten cars took to the track for their 20 lap feature. Sam Halstead and Jeff Guengerich sat on the front row with Guengerich taking the early lead. The #15R was fast pulling away from the field. Late in the race all eyes were on the battle for second between Sam Halstead, Colby Springsteen and Tommy Elston putting on a show for the fans finishing in that order.

Sprint Invaders Result

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (1) 2. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (4) 3. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (14) 4. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (12) 5. 5J, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (9) 6. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (11) 7. 59, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (10) 8. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15) 9. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (19) 10. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (13) 11. 09, Andrew Genkinger, Mt. Pleasant, IA (17) 12. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (20) 13. 31P, Travis Porter, Rock Island, IL (18) 14. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3) 15. 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA (8) 16. 83x, Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA (6) 17. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (5) 18. 17, Shane Quam, Gladstone, IL (7) 19. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (2) 20. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (16) 21. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (21) DNS – 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 98, JC Bland, Springfield, IL, 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA, 84, Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL. Lap Leader: Agan 1-25. KSE Hard-charger: Jo. Schneiderman.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Jon Agan (2) 2. Damian Getchell (1) 3. Shane Quam (4) 4. Russ Hall (3) 5. John Schulz (7) 6. Nate Van Haaften (6) 7. Andy Krieger (5) 8. John Greenwood (8) DNS – Ben Wagoner

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Dustin Clark (2) 2. Harold Pohren (4) 3. Donnie Steward (5) 4. JC Bland (1) 5. Tim Moore (6) 6. Rob Weuve (3) 7. Travis Porter (7) 8. Daniel Bergquist (8)

Fraise Mowersports Heat three (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Jarrod Schneiderman (2) 2. Chris Martin (4) 3. Jordan Goldesberry (3) 4. Cody Wehrle (1) 5. Josh Schneiderman (7) 6. Andrew Genkinger (6) 7. Dave Getchell (8) 8. Ryan Jamison (5)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Jon Agan (1) 2. Harold Pohren (2) 3. Jarrod Schneiderman (4) 4. Chris Martin (5) 5. Dustin Clark (6) 6. Damian Getchell (3)

Contingencies

Weld Racing – Jarrod Schneiderman; Saldana Racing Products – Rob Weuve; Kreitz Oval Track Products – Dustin Clark

LATE MODELS FEATURE: 1. Jeff Guengerich, Washington, 2. Sam Halstead, New London, 3. Colby Springsteen, Wapello, 4. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, 5. Todd Frank, Montrose, 6. Brandon Ruffcorn, Donnellson, 7. Gunner Frank, Montrose, 8. Terry Gallaher, New London, Mo., 9. Tegan Evans, Clinton, 10. Derek Liles, Eldon. HEAT WINNERS: Ruffcorn, Guengerich.

 

 

IT WAS “SHOWTIME” AGAIN AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY STOCKON WINS MSCS FEATURE

Haubstadt, IN - May 29, 2016 - Chase Stockon is now two for two this season at Tri-State Speedway as he won the “Memorial Weekend Classic” Sunday night after also winning the “Spring Showdown” back in April. The Classic was an all-out challenge for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series drivers.

Chase Stockon provided the tightest competition as Critter Malone led lap after lap. After a restart with 3 laps remaining the two exchanged the lead. Then another late race incident brought out the yellow flag. Another car had suddenly blocked Malone’s line and left the two cars stopped on the track. Malone restarted at the tail with just one lap remaining. Stockon inherited the lead. The green and white were waved at the field simultaneously. Chase Stockon capitalized fully on the opportunity as Kyle Cummins overtook Brady Short to claim second. The victory was worth $2,500.

Chase Stockon’s 32 TBI Sprint is sponsored by Superior Tank, Angle Buildings, Ted Brown’s Quality Paint, and PRG Shocks. It was the eleventh time that the Fort Branch, IN, driver has visited a MSCS victory lane! “The track was just a little bit tricky. But we definitely had the car to win tonight.” And in the process it was Showtime once again at Tri-State Speedway!

Cummins was also on the move in his Rock Steady Sprinter. “There at the end I needed a couple of more laps!” Brady Short’s third place finish was his best so far this season in MSCS. Jeff Bland Jr. was in the hunt with a fourth place finish. Overall fast qualifier Carson Short was fifth. The second five included Dakota Jackson, Critter Malone, Brandon Morin, Aric Gentry, and Tyler Hewitt. The Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award was presented to Chet Williams who was eleventh.

The three heat races were won by Chase Stockon, Critter Malone, and Kyle Cummins. They became the cars to beat when the redraw for the feature inversion came up ZERO. A B was not held. All 23 cars transferred to the feature. The feature was interrupted by yellow flags five times. The first sent Carson Short to the work area to replace a left rear tire. Short restarted on the tail and finished fifth.

The next MSCS Sprint Car race will be held at the Brownstown Indiana Speedway on Saturday night June 4th. It will be the only appearance for the series there this season. MSCS will be back in action at the Tri-State Speedway along with the Winged MOWA Sprints on June 11th.

TWO MORE EXCITING FEATURES!

The UMP Modified division was in full force Saturday night as well. Mark Lamont finished ahead of Zach Fair and Matt Lane to win the 25 lap feature. Lamont led the entire distance in route to his second feature victory in a row at the track. Brandon McDowell and Clay Lane rounded out the top five. Lance Foreman led the second five to the finish line.

In preliminary action the three modified heat races were victories for Matt Lane, Mark Lamont, and Brandon McDowell. Larry Anderson, Brian Shaw, and Everett Bradham ran 1, 2, 3 to transfer out of the B to the A Main!

The open wheel modifieds will be in action at both upcoming June Tri-State Speedway events. The June 26th race is the Summit Modified special event paying $1,000 to win.

The MMSA Mini-Sprints were also in the house at Tri-State Speedway for the first time this season. A full field of twenty-four competitors raced. The heat race winners were Drew Dorsett, Tyler Kendall, and Chris Baumeyer. Rod Henning won the B Main with Cody Trammel placing second.

Rich Hench took the twenty lap feature with Drew Dorsett, Bradley Strunk, Andy Bradley, and Anthony Haas rounding out the top five in the 21 car field.

Presented as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway & MSCS!

RACE SUMMARY “MEMORIAL WEEKEND CLASSIC” TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY Haubstadt, IN May 29, 2016 ______________________________

Midwest Sprint Car Series: (23 Entries)

Overall Fastest Qualifier - 21 Carson Short 13.494 seconds

FIRST HEAT - 32 Chase Stockon, 38 Jeff Bland Jr., 11P Brady Short, 97x Tyler Hewitt, 38w Chet Williams, 66 Jadon Rogers, 4B Donny Brackett, 41 Jim Shelton

SCOND HEAT - 7 Critter Malone, 3 Dakota Jackson, 04 Brandon Mattox, 98 Brandon Morin, 10 Aric Gentry, 71B Braxton Cummings, 22V Shelby Van Gilder, 5A Collin Ambrose

THIRD HEAT - 3R Kyle Cummins, 21 Carson Short, 11A Nevil Algie, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 71 Bub Cummings, 52C Jared Chastain, 87 Dave Gross

FEATURE (25 Laps) - 32 Chase Stockon, 3R Kyle Cummins, 11P Brady Short, 38 Jeff Bland Jr. 21 Carson Short, 3 Dakota Jackson, 7 Critter Malone, 98 Brandon Morin, 10 Aric Gentry, 97x Tyler Hewitt, 38w Chet Williams, 4N Donny Brackett, 5A Collin Ambrose, 41 Jim Shelton, 66 Jadon Rogers, 22v Shelby Van Gilder, 71B Braxton Cummings, 04 Brandon Mattox, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 71 Bub Cummings, 87 Dave Gross, 52c Jared Chastain, 11A Nevil Algie

Summary continued:

UMP OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS: (26 Entries)

HEAT RACE (Winners) - Matt Lane, Mark Lamont, Brandon McDowell

B MAIN - Larry Anderson

FEATURE - Mark Lamont, Zach Fair, Matt Lane, Brandon McDowell, Clay Lane, Lance Foreman, Josh McPherson, Stephen Schnapf, Matt Hines, Willie Madison, Matt Markham, Larry Anderson, Nathan Seale, Everett Bradham, Brian Shaw, Carl McGowin, Dustin Beck, Joel Jenson

MMSA MINI-SPRINTS ( 24 Entries)

HEAT RACES (Winners) - Drew Dorsett, Tyler Kendall, Chris Baumeyer

B MAIN - Rod Henning

FEATURE - Rick Hench, Drew Dorsett, Bradley Strunk, Andy Bradley, Anthony Haas, Tyler Kendall, Chris Baumeyer, Lynn Ambrose, Scott Bradley, Brandon Smith, Justin Lewis, Cody Trammel, Danny Fitzgerald, Jeffrey Vermillion, Keith Arvin, Ronald Tepe, Cindy Chambers, Kyle Hathaway, Colin Parker, Jesse Vermillion, Dylan Moan

 

 

Schmidt and Davis Win Rain Shortened Program at PDTR
5-28-2016
By: Amy Juech

What started off as a great evening for racing turned to a steady downpour just as the checkers flew for the Aldag-Honald Mechanical Sprint Car Feature. There were 96 cars signed into the pits on this Memorial Day Weekend.

Johnsonville Sausage Late Models rolled trackside first with Tony Peterson (Big Bend) and Brad Mueller (Random Lake) setting the pace for the 25 lap feature event. Peterson jumped out to an early lead with Justin Schmidt (Cleveland) trying to take second from Charlie Schmidt (Oostburg). Dave Thomas (Franklin) was side by side with Randy Markwardt (Sheboygan) for seventh. Peterson pulled away from the field and was gaining on lapped traffic of Jim Letezia (Milwaukee). Mark Rose (Elcho) and Phil Rehberg (Waukesha) both left the track to the attention of their crews. Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah), Chris Carlson (Union Grove) and Charlie Schmidt were three wide coming out of turn 4 on lap 10. Justin Schmidt was flying and passed Peterson on the inside to take the lead on lap 12. Taylor Scheffler (Waukesha) went inside Jim Schmidt (Cleveland). That battle was not over, they both decided to go inside Charlie Schmidt for position. They touch resulting in Charlie Schmidt pulling into the infield. Brad Mueller was on a mission and slowly gained on Peterson for second, catching him in the corners and loosing Peterson on the straightaways. Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah) carefully contemplated his pass of Mueller on lap 18. Mueller gets high coming out of turn 4 and his rear end slides out and slams the front stretch wall, continued to race like nothing was wrong. Justin Schmidt was still smooth sailing out front with Buhler and Mueller in tow as the white flag came out. Taylor Scheffler attempted to go inside Peterson, Peterson gets high and slaps the back stretch wall and then comes to a rest by the pit entrance bringing out our first caution. Since the white was displayed the race is over. Justin Schmidt wins followed by Buhler, Mueller, Taylor Scheffler and Carlson. Hard Charger passing 10 cars was Taylor Scheffler.
Heat Winners: Randy Markwardt (Sheboygan), Taylor Scheffler (Waukesha)

Aldag-Honld Mechanical Sprints pushed off next with clouds rolling in and lightening to the west. Kevin Karnitz (West Bend) was unable to make the call so our alternate of Robby Wirth (Milwaukee) was in. Mitchell Yurmanovich (Cascade) and Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum) were the pole cars. The green flags waved and Wenninger was gone with the lead. Kurt Davis (West Allis) went outside Yurmanovich for second. Jeff Ludwig (Fond du Lac), Will Gerritts (Waupun) and Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) were three wide deep in the pack. Donny Goeden (Kewaskum), Yurmanovich and Ken Jay Fiedler (Sheboygan Falls) battle over ninth for a few laps. Wayne Modjeski (Oak Creek) and Chris Clayton (Waldo) run side by side. Goeden won his battle and new sights on Doug Wondra (Oakfield) then Danny Schlafer (Sussex). Wenninger was sailing, picking off one lapped car at a time. Jim Melis slid past Davis to take over second for a few laps and Davis just flew back past. Davis had sights on the leader and not looking back. Brandon Thone (Plymouth) left to the attention of his crew. Light drizzle of rain started falling; officials watching the track conditions. Tim Haddy (Waupun) joined in on the fun taking over third. Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) up to seventh with his sights on Schlafer for sixth. Cars were running all groves of the track as Wenninger was still in control with Davis closing in. Davis passed Wenninger on the outside while maneuvering through lapped traffic and going three wide for the lead. Wenninger not going down without a fight, tries back on the low side and has Davis for a corner. Jim Melis attempted to hold off Donny Goeden for third, racing nose to tail and side by side for a few laps. Davis slid low to block Wenninger. Tim Haddy was there but not enough as the checkers waved. A new track record and a clean sweep for Davis, followed by Wenninger, Haddy, Goeden and Melis. Hard Charger passing 13 cars was Brandon McMullen.
B Main 1 Results: Tony Wondra (Campbellsport), Brandon Thone (Plymouth), Kevin Karnitz (West Bend), Robby Wirth (Milwaukee) and Paul Pokorski (West Bend) - 2 B-mains in the Sprints taking alternate out of 1st B-Main
B Main 2 Results: Will Gerrits (Waupun), Brandon McMullen (Plymouth), Garrett Timothy (Brownsville), Spyder Akright (Sheboygan Falls) and Josh Walters (Plymouth)
Heat Winners: Mitchell Yurmanovich (Cascade), Kurt Davis (West Allis), Jim Melis (Glenbeulah), Justin Miller (Plymouth)

Grand Nationals
Heat Winners: Richard Hed (Plymouth), Jeff Lammers (Plymouth) and Justin Erickson (Plymouth)

Cellcom B Mods
Heat Winners: Larry Zirbel (Iron Ridge) and Cody Eickberg (Plymouth)

Micro Sprints
Heat Winners: Jeremy Kasik (Elk River, MN) and Zach Boden (Cambridge)

Special thanks to Pedal Down Promotions for being the evening Trophy Sponsor.
Please join us next week. Visit us at www.plymouthdtr.com.

 

 

Stewart Friesen returns home and picks up the win at the Fonda Speedway
 

(Fonda, NY) Stewart Friesen returned to the Fonda Speedway for the first time in 2016 after calling it his home track for so many years racing a Big Block Modified.
After having a second place run at the Albany Saratoga Speedway the night before, the Sprakers, NY driver ironically improved even better taking home with his first Patriot Sprint Tour win of the season over Danny Varin and Cory Sparks.
The field was ignited by hometown favorite, Danny Varin who jumped out to the early lead and was contested early by teenage driver, Paulie Colagiovanni.
Friesen who started fifth, immediately put himself into the top three by lap two and passed Colagiovanni on lap seven.
After Friesen was scored as the second place driver, Pete Richardson and James Hanson got together on the top of turn two which would bring out the first yellow.
Varin would jump back out to the early race lead but on lap 11, Friesen powered to the outside heading into turns one and two and by lap 12, he would be scored as the race leader.
Seven more laps would go as Friesen would have just a slight advantage over second place driver in Varin. Meanwhile, Cory Sparks, who started sixth got himself into the top three as well.
The second caution was thrown as Steve Glover stopped on the top of turn four which brought the field back to single file order on lap 19.
Sparks running third had a good run on top in attempt to take over second from Varin but would not capitalize. Down to the final two laps, Varin was all over Friesen to take back the race lead but would not get it done as Friesen took home the win over Varin, Sparks, Justin Barger, and Dane Lorenc.
Dover Brake supply presented the Evingham Site Excavation Dash for Cash and picking up the win was Daryl Ruggles over Dain Naida and Tommy Wickham.
With the win, Stewart Friesen picked up the Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the Deal’ bonus worth $50.00. The Stampede Steakhouse ‘Final Finisher’ awards the driver who is the last running car at the conclusion of the 25 lap A-Main, that was awarded to Jamie Kiser, from Whitesboro, NY. The Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the night’ is awarded to a driver who had a rough start to the night but was able to finish strong and the winner of that was brother Mike Kiser who started 15th and finished in 10th.
The series now sets its sites on another two-day weekend as the PST-American Series rolls into Ransomville Speedway on Friday, June 3, and the Fulton Speedway on June 4.
For more information, please be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com. ‘Like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and twitter.
The Patriot Sprint Tour is a traveling 360 Sprint Car Series that visits tracks in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario.

Fonda Speedway Results
A-Verdi Storage Containers Night
Heat 1: Cory Sparks, Paul Habeck, Daryl Ruggles, Dave Just, Nick Cooper, Kory Gurney, Steve Glover, Tyler Graves
Heat 2: Justin Barger, Jared Zimbardi, Paulie Colagiovanni, Jonathan Quick, Mike Kiser, James Hanson, Warren Alexson, Dave Wickham
Heat 3: Stewart Friesen, Danny Varin, Dane Lorenc, Tommy Wickham, Dain Naida, Bob Grey, Pete Richardson, Jamie Kiser
ESE Dash Presented Dover Brake Supply: Daryl Ruggles, Dain Naida, Tommy Wickham, Nick Cooper, Jonathan Quick, Dave Just
A Main (25 Laps) STEWART FRIESEN, Danny Varin, Cory Sparks, Justin Barger, Dane Lorenc, Paulie Colagiovanni, Tommy Wickham, Jared Zimbardi, Dain Naida, Mike Kiser, Daryl Ruggles, Paul Habeck, Nick Cooper, Jeremy Quick, Kory Gurney, Bob Grey, Dave Wickham, Jamie Kiser, Steve Glover, James Hanson, Dave Just, Tyler Graves, Warren Alexson, Pete Richardson
Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the Deal’ Bonus: Stewart Friesen
Stampede Steakhouse ‘Final Finisher’: Jamie Kiser
Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night’: Mike Kiser
PST American Standings (Thru 5/28/2016)
1) 35-Jared Zimbardi (414), 2) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni- (390), 2) *00 Dane Lorenc- (390), 4) 25h- Paul Habeck- (383), 5) 54j-Dave Just- 320, 6) 67R- Pete Richardson (317), 7) 25g- Tyler Graves (313), 8) 121- Steve Glover (287), 9) 5- Justin Barger (267), 10) 10c-Jeff Cook (255)

 

 

R.J. Jonson Sweeps Through CSP Salute to Indy Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (May 29, 2016) – R.J. Johnson finished off a sweep of the weekend’s Fifth Annual “Salute to Indy” by racing to victory lane in Sunday night’s USAC Southwest Sprint Car finale atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While the reigning USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion exerted his dominance, other Sunday night winners included Shon Deskins in both NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars and Micro Sprints, Bradley Stafford in IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades and John Priest in Mod Lites.

Johnson made it six wins in the last eight “Salute to Indy” events over the past four years and his second sweep by taking the checkered flag in the Kodiak Products/Beal’s Auto Body No. 77m Sherman-chassis.

This time, Johnson raced from sixth to take the win ahead of Bruce St. James with 10th-starter Matt Rossi, 12th-starter Brian Hosford and Dustin Burkhart rounding out the top five as Mike Martin rallied from 22nd to finish sixth.

Shon Deskins raced from the pole position to win the NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Car feature event ahead of Zack Madrid and Josh Shipley and also scored his third Power 600 Micro Sprint feature win of the season from the pole as well ahead of Colton Hardy and Dustin Cormany.

Bradley Stafford outlasted Richard Bennett and Paul O’Connor for Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stock vs. Renegade honors while John Priest beat Brenden Priest and Chase Alves to the line in Western Mod Lite action.

Racing action continues at Canyon Speedway Park on Saturday night, June 11, with the annual Summer Sizzle event featuring Late Models, Arizona Differential IMCA Modifieds, Allscapes IMCA Stock Cars vs. SCRA Stock Cars, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades, Dwarf Cars and Power 600 Micro Sprints.

Canyon Speedway Park

May 29, 2016 – Fifth Annual Salute to Indy Night Two Results

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 34-Tanner Grau, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 14az-Dustin Burkhart, 4. 20-Shon Deskins, 5. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 6. 9g-Andy Milsap, 7. 29b-Brent Yarnel, 8. 16-Mike Martin.

Heat Two: 1. 11c-Michael Curtis, 2. 7k-Bruce St. James, 3. 12-Josh Pelkey, 4. 0-Jonas Reynolds, 5. 56-Spencer Hill, 6. 48-Thomas Ogle, 7. F2-Larry Kesterson, 8. 0g-Kyle Shipley.

Heat Three: 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 3. 02-Matt Rossi, 4. 32b-Brian Hosford, 5. 27-Nick Aiuto, 6. 5-Tye Mihocko, 7. 54-Landon Cling.

“A” Feature: 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 7k-Bruce St. James, 3. 02-Matt Rossi, 4. 32b-Brian Hosford, 5. 14az-Dustin Burkhart, 6. 16-Mike Martin, 7. 5-Tye Mihocko, 8. 48-Thomas Ogle, 9. 27-Nick Aiuto, 10. 56-Spencer Hill, 11. 54-Landon Cling, 12. 34-Tanner Grau, 13. 0g-Kyle Shipley, 14. 11c-Michael Curtis, 15. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 16. 9g-Adam Milsap, 17. 12-Josh Pelkey, 18. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 19. 20-Shon Deskins, 20. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 21. 0-Jonas Reynolds, 22. F2-Larry Kesterson, 23. 29b-Brent Yarnel.

NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 20-Shon Deskins, 2. 5z-Zack Madrid, 3. 34-Tanner Grau, 4. 98-Matt Lundy, 5. 63-Don Keesler, 6. 71h-Cody Hurley, 7. 71b-Cody Batten.

Heat Two: 1. 0g-Kyle Shipley, 2. 22-Dustin Cormany, 3. 2-Josh Shipley. 4. 85-Bobby Marcum, 5. 17-Joe Scheopner, 6. 51-Cody Cambensy, 7. 35-Steve Wagner.

“A” Feature: 1. 20-Shon Deskins, 2. 5z-Zack Madrid, 3. 2-Josh Shipley, 4. 98-Matt Lundy, 5. 51-Cody Cambensy, 6. 0g-Kyle Shipley, 7. 17-Joe Scheopner, 8. 35-Steve Wagner, 9. 71h-Cody Hurley, 10. 63-Don Keesler, 11. 34-Tanner Grau, 12. 22-Dustin Cormany, 13. 71b-Coby Batten, 14. 85-Bobby Marcum.

Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades:

Heat One: 1. 3-Ashley Stafford, 2. 40b-Bradley Stafford, 3. 9-Paul O’Connor, 4. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 5. 4F-Paul Foote, 6. 57p-Collin Phipps, 7. 4-Dean Zachrison, 8. 30-Walter Stringer, 9. 36-Robert Posey.

Heat Two: 1. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 2. 5s-Joe Pontin, 3. XX-Chuck Thornton, 4. 16b-Richard Bennett, 5. 55-Merle Zachrison, 6. 13-Jason Crowe, 7. 08-Robert Linn, 8. 99-Trenton Setelin.

“A” Feature: 1. 40b-Bradley Stafford, 2. 16b-Richard Bennett, 3. 9-Paul O’Connor, 4. 13-Jason Crowe, 5. 55-Merle Zachrison, 6. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 7. 36-Jason Posey, 8. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 9. 3-Ashley Stafford, 10. 99-Trenton Setelin, 11. 08-Robert Linn, 12. 30-Walter Stringer, 13. 57p-Collin Phipps, 14. 4-Dean Zachrison, 15. 5s-Joe Pontin, 16. 4F-Paul Foote, 17. XX-Chuck Thornton.

Power 600 Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 41-Colton Hardy, 2. 14-Logan Heath, 3. 29az-Paul Martin, 4. 04J-Dale Eliason, Jr., 5. 81-Tyler Dean, 6. 7k-Daniel Dewitt.

Heat Two: 1. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 2. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 3. 91-Cory Huggins, 4. 72-Aaron Hernandez, 5. 91T-James La Rose, 6. 28-Mark Morin.

Heat Three: 1. 37J-Dustin Cormany, 2. 11m-A.J. Miller, 3. 4s-Spencer Hill, 4. 7-Kevin Keefer, 5. 50-Ray Herrera, 6. 20az-Jarrett Martin.

Heat Four: 1. 2-Ryan Hennessey, 2. 20-Shon Deskins, 3. 88-Tyler Merrill, 4. 11k-Tyler Congleton, 5. 77-Matt Sanchez, 6. 99x-Jake Branum.

Heat Five: 1. 23-Stephen Simpson III, 2. 52-Cameron La Rose, 3. 1-Caiden Clarke.

“B” Feature: 1. 4s-Spencer Hill, 2. 81-Tyler Dean, 3. 28-Mark Morin, 4. 99x-Jake Branum, 5. 7k-Daniel Dewitt, 6. 77-Matt Sanchez, 7. 91T-James La Rose, 8. 20az-Jarrett Martin.

“A” Feature: 1. 20-Shon Deskins, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 37J-Dustin Cormany, 4. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 5. 14-Logan Heath, 6. 2-Ryan Hennessey, 7. 29az-Paul Martin, 8. 4s-Spencer Hill, 9. 50-Ray Herrera, 10. 04J-Dale Eliason, Jr., 11. 88-Tyler Merrill, 12. 91-Cory Huggins, 13. 11k-Tyler Congleton, 14. 99x-Jake Branum, 15. 7-Kevin Keefer, 16. 72-Aaron Hernandez, 17. 81-Tyler Dean, 18. 11m-A.J. Miller, 19. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 20. 28-Mark Morin, 21. 23-Stephen Simpson III, 22. 52-Cameron La Rose, 23. 1-Caiden Clarke.

Western Mod Lites:

Heat One: 1. 51-John Priest, 2. 55-Mike Opoka, 3. 95-Collin Bender, 4. 15-Ken Young, 5. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 6. 57-Chase Alves, 7. 97-Steve Bender, 8. 17-Steve Moriarty, 9. 98-Jeff Lowe.

Heat Two: 1. 52-Brenden Priest, 2. 114-Sean Conyers, 3. 77-Bryan Ledbetter, Jr., 4. 116-Jim Hock, 5. 53az-Karl Ackley, 6. 33-Mike Schmidt, 7. 91-Sarah Houton, 8. 23-Joeleen Storck, 9. 7-Dave Lems.

“A” Feature: 1. 51-John Priest, 2. 52-Brenden Priest, 3. 57-Chase Alves, 4. 15-Ken Young, 5. 33-Mike Schmidt, 6. 17-Steve Moriarty, 7. 26-Jake Boyle, 8. 116-Jim Hock, 9. 114-Sean Conyers, 10. 95-Collin Bender, 11. 7-Dave Lems, 12. 97-Steve Bender, 13. 91-Sarah Houton, 14. 98-Jeff Lowe, 15. 53az-Karl Ackley, 16. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 17. 77-Bryan Ledbetter, Jr., 18. 23-Joeleen Storck, 19. 55-Mike Opoka.

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES PRESS RELEASE
 

"Robbie Ray wins Theil Memorial at Angell Park Speedway”
“Ehrke, Daywaldt & Heaney also score feature wins”

By Bryan Gapinski
Sun Prairie, Wis., May 29---Robbie Ray won “14th annual Theil Memorial” 25-lap Mid-State Equipment /Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie Badger Midget Series feature, Sunday Night at Angell Park Speedway.
David Budres paced the initial three laps before Brandon Waelti moved into the lead. Andrew Heing flipped one lap later, escaping injury. On the restart Ray was penalized two positions for jumping the restart moving back to sixth place.
Waelti continued to lead with Ray improving his position each lap. Ray moved into second place on Lap 10, with Waelti beginning to lap the tail of the field one lap later.
Ray closed to within three-car lengths of Waelti with ten laps remaining. The pair continued to race in lapped traffic. Ray took advantage of a lapped car that slowed Waelti’s pace on Lap 20, moving Ray into the top position. Budres flipped running in third place, with two laps remaining.
On the restart Ray driving the Mark Ray owned DRC/Honda No. 3 went unchallenged, finishing 0.730 seconds ahead of Waelti, Kurt Mayhew, Lamont Critchett and Laura Smith. “This is so great to win here at this famous track in front of the best midget racing fans in the country commented Ray on his victory.
Norm Ehrke won the 15-lap Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass feature taking the lead on the fourth lap from Dave Collins. Ehrke easily finished ahead of Tory Strauss, Don Wickstrom, Jake Goeglein, and Tyler Tischendorf.
Nick Daywaldt took the lead on the eighth lap from Kyle Koch to win the 15-lap Wisconsin/Illinois Mini Sprint Series feature finishing ahead of Nick Petska and Andy Baugh. Pat Heaney won the 12-lap Wisconsin Vintage Racing Series feature followed by Charlie Pinkalla and Justin Rutledge.
SUMMARY
MIDGETS
25-lap Feature: 1. Robbie Ray; 2. Brandon Waelti; 3. Kurt Mayhew; 4. Lamont Critchett; 5. Laura Smith; 6. Randy Reed; 7. Eddie Sauer; 8. David Budres; 9. Scott Zane; 10. Derek Childs; 11. Denny Smith; 12. Hunter Lane; 13. Aaron Schuck; 14. Johnny Murdock; 15. Andrew Hennig; 16. Mike Stroik; 17. Neil Weigen; 18. Buddy Luebke; 19. Jeff Zelinski.
8-lap Heat Race Winners: Ray, Mayhew, Waelti.
Cars Present: 22 Feature Lap Leaders: Budres 1-3, Waelti 4-20, Ray 21-25.

MICROS
15-lap Feature: 1. Norm Ehrke; 2. Tory Strauss; 3. Don Wickstrom; 4. Jake Goeglein; 5. Tyler Tischendorf; 6. Dave Collins; 7. Daniel Stefan 8. Chad Bogar; 8-lap Heat Race Winner: Strauss.
Cars Present: 9 Feature Lap Leaders: Collins 1-4, Ehrke 5-15.
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Jon Agan Gets Much Needed Win with Sprint Invaders Sweep at 34 Raceway!

(Bill W) May 29, 2016 – Jon Agan has had a rough start to the year. A night after tipping over at Knoxville Raceway, he was the class of the field in sweeping the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders event Sunday night at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The Knoxville, Iowa driver was paid $1,550 for his win thanks to a $50 bonus from the Korner One Crew.

The night took its toll on equipment. Three scratches before the feature in the 25-car field eliminated the need for a B main. After winning his heat and the Shake-up Dash, Agan shot out to an early lead in the 25-lap feature over Jarrod Schneiderman and Harold Pohren. The first eleven laps went green.

Chris Martin, who won the Sprint Invaders opener in early April at 34 Raceway, worked by Pohren on the tenth lap for third. Disaster struck Pohren a lap later, when he made contact with the lapped machine of Rob Weuve and flipped hard. Both drivers were o.k.

Agan led Jarrod Schneiderman, Martin, Donnie Steward and John Schulz back to green, and though Martin took second, green would only last a lap before another crash stopped things. Dustin Clark, who had been running sixth, bicycled and flipped, collecting Damian Getchell. The drivers were uninjured.

Schulz joined Agan and Martin in the top three after charging from row six when the green flew again. His nephew, Josh Schneiderman entered the top five on lap 18 after starting 14th. With five to go, Steward passed Josh Schneiderman, and tried to shoot under Jarrod Schneiderman for fourth. Contact was made with both drivers suffering another hard crash. Again, no one was injured.

Agan was able to hold his lead the last five laps, ahead of Martin. Josh Schneiderman completed his hard-charger run, taking third on the restart, ahead of Schulz and Jordan Goldesberry. Cody Wehrle, Russ Hall, Nate Van Haaften, Dave Getchell and Tim Moore rounded out the top ten. Clark and Jarrod Schneiderman joined Agan as heat winners.

“My guys work really hard,” said Again in Victory Lane. “The keep their chin up and keep working. I can’t thank them enough. This is exactly what we needed. I used to hate this place, because I sucked. But I like this place a lot more now. It was tough to get off four, but I love this place when you have to get up on the wheel. The lapped cars were interesting for sure too.”

“We started the night with a good heat race,” said Martin. “Then we were able to get by a few cars in the Dash. I thought we were going to give Jon Agan a run. We just didn’t have the motor tonight, and he did an excellent job. He didn’t miss his marks. Congrats to him and his team. I know their season has been tough so far. I’ll take second. We definitely had to earn it tonight.”

“We were trying to weed through some of the traffic early,” said Josh Schneiderman. “The car really came in nice late in the race. It slicked off a bit, and that really helped us. We were able to move around, while everyone else was stuck up top. We started in the back, while the other guys were starting up front. It makes it tough when you’re chasing those guys. We needed a 34-lap race instead of 25. It’s my Dad’s birthday today, so that was a good finish for him.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders next event will be their first ever trip to the Eldon Raceway in Eldon, Iowa on Friday, June 17. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (1) 2. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (4) 3. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (14) 4. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (12) 5. 5J, Jordan Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (9) 6. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (11) 7. 59, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (10) 8. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (15) 9. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (19) 10. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (13) 11. 09, Andrew Genkinger, Mt. Pleasant, IA (17) 12. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (20) 13. 31P, Travis Porter, Rock Island, IL (18) 14. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (3) 15. 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA (8) 16. 83x, Damian Getchell, Sperry, IA (6) 17. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (5) 18. 17, Shane Quam, Gladstone, IL (7) 19. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (2) 20. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (16) 21. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (21) DNS – 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA, 98, JC Bland, Springfield, IL, 58, Andy Krieger, Burlington, IA, 84, Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL. Lap Leader: Agan 1-25. KSE Hard-charger: Jo. Schneiderman.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Jon Agan (2) 2. Damian Getchell (1) 3. Shane Quam (4) 4. Russ Hall (3) 5. John Schulz (7) 6. Nate Van Haaften (6) 7. Andy Krieger (5) 8. John Greenwood (8) DNS – Ben Wagoner

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Dustin Clark (2) 2. Harold Pohren (4) 3. Donnie Steward (5) 4. JC Bland (1) 5. Tim Moore (6) 6. Rob Weuve (3) 7. Travis Porter (7) 8. Daniel Bergquist (8)

Fraise Mowersports Heat three (started), 8 laps, top two to Dash: 1. Jarrod Schneiderman (2) 2. Chris Martin (4) 3. Jordan Goldesberry (3) 4. Cody Wehrle (1) 5. Josh Schneiderman (7) 6. Andrew Genkinger (6) 7. Dave Getchell (8) 8. Ryan Jamison (5)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Jon Agan (1) 2. Harold Pohren (2) 3. Jarrod Schneiderman (4) 4. Chris Martin (5) 5. Dustin Clark (6) 6. Damian Getchell (3)

Contingencies

Weld Racing – Jarrod Schneiderman

Saldana Racing Products – Rob Weuve

Kreitz Oval Track Products – Dustin Clark

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – What a week for Kingsburg, California’s Kody Swanson. It started Thursday with a win in the Hoosier Hundred champ car race, continued Friday with a second place run behind his brother at the Carb Night Classic in a sprint car on the pavement in Brownsburg, Indiana. Saturday Kody would win the Little 500 on the pavement in Anderson, Indiana in a sprint car and ended the week with a victory Sunday on Fremont Speedway’s clay oval in a sprint car for the Mike Hensel Memorial Presented by Budweiser and Maple City Ice.

Sunday’s $5,000 victory at Fremont was Swanson’s second Mike Hensel Memorial victory.

Sunday at Fremont, Swanson would take the lead from Shane Cottle on lap 16 and drove away for his second career Rick’s Truck & Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) win.

“What an unbelievable week. It’s hard to put into words. The Hensel family…I won this race two years ago and met them, what an awesome group of people. You see them throughout race tracks wherever we’re at…crown races, saw them at the Hoosier 100 and the Little 500…what great people to have in the sport,” said Swanson. “I’m so thankful to be a part of this event to honor Mike.

“I’m not that good at all. I’m so lucky to be driving this week for three fantastic race teams, the DePalma 63, the Hoffman 69 and tonight Kent Wolters 21…what an unbelievable group of guys. My career was in shambles and probably over and Kent picked me up and gave me another chance and I’m happy to put this in victory lane for him,” added Swanson.

Fremont’s Paul Weaver would dominate the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature for his second win in as many nights at Fremont. Both wins were worth $1,000 each for Weaver who not has 38 career victories at Fremont Speedway.

Weaver’s win Sunday also garnered him valuable points in the chase for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro title.

“That was a lot easier than last night…I don’t know why,” said Weaver beside his Schiets Motorsports, Weaver Performance Center, M&L Excavating, Hampshire Engines backed #1w.

In a race cut short by just six laps due to curfew constraints, Tiffin’s Chester Fitch would garner his second win of the hear in the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models. Fitch led every lap for his fifth career Fremont victory.

“The car felt good and felt like it was finally ready to run and be a race car,” said Fitch beside his Tiffin Auto Auction, Westside Auto Sales, Hi-Way 101 Auto Parts, Danner’s Recycling backed #101.

Shane Cottle and Swanson would bring the field to green for the 33-lap Mike Hensel Memorial. Robert Ballou would spin necessitating another start. Cottle would grab the early lead over Swanson, DJ Foos (making only his third non-wing sprint start), Brady Bacon, Cooper Clouse, Thomas Meseraull and Dave Darland.

On lap 3 Dustin Stroup and Paul Dues would get together to halt the action. On the restart Sodeman and Dues would spin. When the green reappeared Cottle and Swanson pulled away slightly as Bacon moved into third with Foos, Meseraull, Clouse and Darland battling for fourth. Meseraull would take fourth on lap eight.

The big cushion in turn four kept the field close and often jumbled the running order from third on back.

On lap 11 the red would appear when Mike Burkin spun sending Tyler Gunn hard into the soft wall in turn three. He was okay but done for the night. Prior to the red Bacon hit the curb in turn four hard and dropped several positions. The restart order was Cottle, Swanson, Foos, Darland, Meseraull, Clouse and Bacon.

After following Cottle for the first 15 laps, Swanson made his move to the lead on lap 16 just before the caution would fly for Clouse who won the BOSS event a few weeks ago at Fremont.

On lap 19, Foos and Meseraull would tangle while battling for third, with Foos spinning. That would necessitate a fuel stoppage. The race would go the last 14 laps non-stop.

On the restart Swanson began pulling away from Cottle. The car on the move was Ballou who stormed from the rear of the field following his opening lap spin to fourth by lap 20. By lap 24 Swanson had built a sizeable lead while Cottle battled with Meseraull, Ballou and Bacon.

With seven laps remaining Swanson’s lead was over three seconds with Cottle, Meseraull and Ballou waging a very entertaining battle for second. Meseraull would grab second on lap 28 but Swanson held a commanding lead.

Swanson would drive to the checkers over Meseraull, Cottle, Ballou and Landon Simon.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature Dustin Dinan and Ricky Peterson would bring the field to green. Dustin Stroup would bring out the caution before a lap could be completed. Once the green flew again the race would go non-stop.

Peterson would grab the early lead over Weaver, Dinan, Jamie Miller, Steve Rando, Luke Griffith and Jason Keckler. Weaver would drive to Peterson’s outside to take the lead on lap three.

Despite encountering heavy lapped traffic by the eighth circuit, no one could catch Weaver as Peterson tried to fend off Miller and Rando. With 10 laps to go Weaver’s lead was five seconds over Miller with Peterson, Rando, Keckler, Dinan, Nate Dussel and Bobby Clark in pursuit.

By lap 20, Weaver had built a seven second lead with Rando and Miller trading the second and third spot over the next few laps.

Weaver drove away to the win over Rando, Miller, Peterson and Keckler.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Friday, June 3 as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invades. The 305 sprints will all run feature events – odds in the point standings and evens in the point standings.

For ticket information got to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Budweiser/Maple City Ice/Hensel Family

BOSS Sprints

Qualifying

1.57-Shane Cottle, 14.935; 2.1-Robert Ballou, 14.968; 3.82-Mike Miller, 15.025; 4.89-Shawn Westerfeld, 15.036; 5.11-Dave Darland, 15.190; 6.99-Brady Bacon, 15.231; 7.21-Carmen Perigo, 15.271; 8.9X-Thomas Meseraull, 15.274; 9.91x-Aaron Middaugh, 15.282; 10.2DI-Dustin Ingle, 15.289; 11.21K-Kody Swanson, 15.294; 12.68G-Tyler Gunn, 15.327; 13.23s-Kyle Simon, 15.406; 14.77-Dustin Smith, 15.529; 15.16-Dallas Hewitt, 15.535; 16.0-Steve Irwin, 15.544; 17.4-Michael Fischesser, 15.571; 18.24-Landon Simon, 15.573; 19.48-Mike Burkin, 15.594; 20.14C-Cooper Clouse, 15.612; 21.23JR-Jack Sodeman, 15.637; 22.9N-Luke Hall, 15.643; 23.96-Riley Vanhise, 15.777; 24.4J-Justin Owen, 15.812; 25.14-Chad Wilson, 15.848; 26.87-Paul Dues, 15.893; 27.74-Drew Rader, 15.943; 28.59J-Kirk Jeffries, 15.976; 29.08-Andy Feil, 15.986; 30.35-Stuart Brubaker, 16.001; 31.53-Steve Little, 16.054; 32.63D-Jim Dues, 16.086; 33.1M-Dustin Stroup, 16.153; 34.5-Bob McMillen, 16.164; 35.3-Joe Butera, 16.196; 36.97-Scott Hardman, 16.297; 37.0C-Chris Vandewiele, 16.388; 38.7-Shawn Valenti, 16.481; 39.71-Straton Briggs, 16.529; 40.23-DJ Foos, 16.768; 41.48M-Mike Moore, 16.840; 42.33-Brent Matus, 16.868; 43.18N-Frank Neill, 16.995; 44.19-George Prosser, 17.089; 45.24A-Austin Troyer, 17.125; 46.13-Brandon Matus, 17.186; 47.25B-Mark Blausey, 17.295; 48.5K-Dave Ackerman, 17.645; 49.J1-Mark Shultz, 17.660; 50.23L-Corbin Loggins, 99.150; 51.7M-Brandon Moore, 99.630;

Heat 1, Group A (10 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 57-Shane Cottle[6] ; 2. 48-Mike Burkin[2] ; 3. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[4] ; 4. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 5. 21-Carmen Perigo[5] ; 6. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3] ; 7. 0C-Chris Vandewiele[8] ; 8. 3-Joe Butera[7] ; 9. 25B-Mark Blausey[9] ; 10. 5K-Dave Ackerman[10] ; 11. J1-Mark Shultz[11]

Heat 2, Group B (10 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 14C-Cooper Clouse[2] ; 2. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[4] ; 3. 16-Dallas Hewitt[3] ; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[1] ; 5. 82-Mike Miller[6] ; 6. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[5] ; 7. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[8] ; 8. 97-Scott Hardman[9] ; 9. 96-Riley Vanhise[7] ; 10. 23L-Corbin Loggins[10]

Heat 3, Group C (10 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 99-Brady Bacon[5] ; 2. 11-Dave Darland[6] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 4. 23s-Kyle Simon[3] ; 5. 0-Steve Irwin[1] ; 6. 1M-Dustin Stroup[10] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[8] ; 8. 63D-Jim Dues[9] ; 9. 77-Dustin Smith[2] ; 10. 4-Michael Fischesser[7]

Heat 4, Group D (10 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 1-Robert Ballou[6] ; 2. 4J-Justin Owen[4] ; 3. 24-Landon Simon[5] ; 4. 08-Andy Feil[2] ; 5. 53-Steve Little[1] ; 6. 33-Brent Matus[9] ; 7. 48M-Mike Moore[8] ; 8. 74-Drew Rader[3] ; 9. 13-Brandon Matus[10] ; 10. 5-Bob McMillen[7]

Heat 5, Group E (10 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 23-DJ Foos[1] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[5] ; 3. 21K-Kody Swanson[6] ; 4. 71-Straton Briggs[2] ; 5. 19-George Prosser[8] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 7. 18N-Frank Neill[7] ; 8. 24A-Austin Troyer[9] ; 9. 7-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[10]

Dash 1 (8 Laps, determines A-main line-up)

1. 57-Shane Cottle[2] ; 2. 21K-Kody Swanson[1] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[8] ; 5. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[5] ; 6. 14C-Cooper Clouse[10] ; 7. 11-Dave Darland[7] ; 8. 24-Landon Simon[6] ; 9. 1-Robert Ballou[9] ; 10. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[4]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[4] ; 2. 21-Carmen Perigo[1] ; 3. 77-Dustin Smith[12] ; 4. 0-Steve Irwin[2] ; 5. 0C-Chris Vandewiele[6] ; 6. 19-George Prosser[3] ; 7. 14-Chad Wilson[7] ; 8. 97-Scott Hardman[9] ; 9. 18N-Frank Neill[8] ; 10. 25B-Mark Blausey[11] ; 11. J1-Mark Shultz[16] ; 12. 33-Brent Matus[5]

B-Main 2 (12 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3] ; 2. 1M-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[2] ; 4. 63D-Jim Dues[9] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 6. 82-Mike Miller[1] ; 7. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[6] ; 8. 4-Michael Fischesser[14] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[16] ; 10. 24A-Austin Troyer[10] ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[15] ; 12. 96-Riley Vanhise[11] ; 13. 3-Joe Butera[8] ; 14. 48M-Mike Moore[7] ; 15. 13-Brandon Matus[12] ; 16. 5K-Dave Ackerman[13]

A-Main 1 (33 Laps)

1. 21K-Kody Swanson[2] ; 2. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[5] ; 3. 57-Shane Cottle[1] ; 4. 1-Robert Ballou[9] ; 5. 24-Landon Simon[8] ; 6. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 7. 23s-Kyle Simon[18] ; 8. 21-Carmen Perigo[23] ; 9. 48-Mike Burkin[11] ; 10. 11-Dave Darland[7] ; 11. 14C-Cooper Clouse[6] ; 12. 4J-Justin Owen[12] ; 13. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 14. 71-Straton Briggs[20] ; 15. 9N-Luke Hall[13] ; 16. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[22] ; 17. 08-Andy Feil[19] ; 18. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[10] ; 19. 68G-Tyler Gunn[15] ; 20. 1M-Dustin Stroup[24] ; 21. 89-Shawn Westerfeld[21] ; 22. 87-Paul Dues[16] ; 23. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[17] ; 24. 16-Dallas Hewitt[14]

Hard Charger: 21-Carmen Perigo +15

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 3. 1X-Dustin Dinan[1] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[6] ; 7. 14-Rick Daughtery[7] ; 8. 9R-Dustin Rall[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 66-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 32H-Dan Hennig[1] ; 4. 1xx-DJ Foos[8] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 6. 2F-Matt Foos[7] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[3] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 5. 10-Josh Harrison[4] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[8] ; 7. 20B-Cody Bova[7] ; 8. 10J-CJ Jones[1]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[8] ; 4. 94K-Kevin Mingus[2] ; 5. 45-Trevor Baker[7] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer[5] ; 8. 15-Gary Benjamin[3]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 2. 10-Josh Harrison[2] ; 3. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[3] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[7] ; 6. 20B-Cody Bova[6] ; 7. 14-Rick Daughtery[5] ; 8. 10J-CJ Jones[8]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 4. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 5. 45-Trevor Baker[2] ; 6. 44-Kyle Farmer[6] ; 7. 15-Gary Benjamin[8] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 3. 66-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[9] ; 7. 1-Nate Dussel[11] ; 8. 99-Alvin Roepke[15] ; 9. 1xx-DJ Foos[14] ; 10. 77I-John Ivy[13] ; 11. 1X-Dustin Dinan[1] ; 12. 10X-Dustin Stroup[12] ; 13. 12-Kyle Capodice[18] ; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[17] ; 15. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 16. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 17. 32H-Dan Hennig[10] ; 18. 36-Seth Schneider[20] ; 19. 10-Josh Harrison[19] ; 20. 94K-Kevin Mingus[16]

Hard Charger: 99-Alvin Roepke +7

602 Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (6 Laps)

1. 44-Matt Shipley[2] ; 2. 34-Ky Harper[5] ; 3. 00-John Brooks[6] ; 4. 4M-Jamie Miller[1] ; 5. 01-Brandon Perkins[3] ; 6. 04-Jeff Hites[4]

Heat 2 (6 Laps)

1. 98-Tim Sabo[2] ; 2. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 3. 16-Steve Sabo[3] ; 4. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 5. 43K-Louis Alan[1] ; 6. 32-Brandon Myers[6]

A-Main 1 (12 Laps)

1. 101-Chester Fitch[1] ; 2. 44-Matt Shipley[2] ; 3. 00-John Brooks[3] ; 4. 34-Ky Harper[4] ; 5. 01-Brandon Perkins[9] ; 6. 16-Steve Sabo[5] ; 7. 04-Jeff Hites[11] ; 8. 32-Brandon Myers[12] ; 9. 4M-Jamie Miller[7] ; 10. 43K-Louis Alan[10] ; 11. 98-Tim Sabo[6] ; 12. 17x-Dustin Keegan[8]

 

 

Christopher Bell Scores Sprint Car Win at Eldora As He Preps For NASCAR Truck Series Return

Matt Miller, Joey Kramer and Barney Craig Also Post Victories During Johnny Appleseed Classic

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 29, 2016) – Christopher Bell started sixth and shot to the lead like from a cannon on his way to win the NRA Sprint Invaders portion of the Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite Sunday night at Eldora Speedway.

Bell, who won last year’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora, made all the right moves through traffic to defeat Rico Abreu. Both are full-time in the Truck Series.

“I love this place,” said Bell, who hails from Norman, Oklahoma. “This is my favorite track. It’s always good to beat Rico. We were teammates for a long time and now we get to race each other a lot everywhere we go. We’ve both made this pavement transition together.”

Abreu, from St. Helena, California, was second, while Randy Hannagan, Butch Schroeder and Kyle Sauder rounded out the top-five.

Matt Miller, from Waterville, Ohio, came out of “retirement” and won the Sunoco American Late Model A-Feature. It was the fifth time in the last six years he has won on Memorial Day weekend at Eldora.

“The track conditions are the way we like it,” said Miller, who started 11th. “I haven’t raced in a while – I raced last week – but we had a little rust on the driver. I had a horrendous restart in a heat race there. The car was phenomenal and we put the right tires on. It was a matter of being smart and not putting ourselves in a bad positon. I love racing here and I love racing in front of the fans here.”

The strong performance by the 2005 Dirt Late Model Dream winner and Rick DeLong team puts them amongst the favorites for the 22nd running of the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend in just 10 days time.

Richmond, Indiana’s Duane Chamberlain led early, but he suffered mechanical issues while leading with 13 laps to go.

Veteran Jeff Babcock, from Wayne, Ohio, finished second after starting 10th. Joe Godsey was third, while Scott James and Rusty Schlenk rounded out the top-five.

Joey Kramer started second and led all 20 laps of Sunday UMP Modified division race.

“I wasn’t sure how much of a lead I had,” Kramer said. “I’m glad the one caution came out because of the lapped traffic. I didn’t know where to go. The car was pretty good. It was nice to get a win tonight.”

Kramer scored his 150th career feature win at Eldora in 2012, his 200th last Thursday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Mile in Indianapolis but considers victory lane at Eldora to be the ultimate honor for a dirt track racer.

Jeff Koz, from Lima, Ohio, was second, with Michigan’s Brian Ruhlman, Brandon Ramsey and Brian Post placing in the top-five.

Barney Craig, from Cridersville, Ohio, managed to hold off successive slide jobs by Chris Douglas, form Lima, Ohio, to win the Eldora stock car race. Paul Pardo was third with Jordan Conover coming home fourth. Pole sitter Rob Trent finished fifth.

“I love this place,” Craig said. “We had a good race car. Thank the fans for coming out. My mother always liked this place.”

The next event on the schedule is the 22nd annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers on June 9-10-11 kicking off with #NationalEarlDay on Thursday, June 9th. Tickets can be purchased by calling (937) 338-3815 or going to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. They are also available at the box office during normal business hours.

Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite
Sunday, May 29, 2016

NRA Sprint Invaders

Qualifying
1.77xx-Christopher Bell, 14.345; 2.22H-Randy Hannagan, 14.452; 3.20B-Butch Schroeder, 14.465; 4.24-Rico Abreu, 14.509; 5.23-Devon Dobie, 14.510; 6.2-Kyle Sauder, 14.613; 7.85-Dustin Daggett, 14.628; 8.17-Jared Horstman, 14.695; 9.35-Ron Blair, 14.712; 10.49-Shawn Dancer, 14.758; 11.16-Ryan Ruhl, 14.762; 12.11-Tim Allison, 14.795; 13.10-Mitch Brown, 14.831; 14.22R-Kevin Roberts Jr., 14.841; 15.5M-Max Stambaugh, 14.880; 16.28-Phil Gressman, 14.882; 17.30-Hud Horton, 14.909; 18.6S-JR Stewart, 14.920; 19.23G-Joe Geibe, 15.052; 20.11R-Chase Ridenour, 15.149; 21.27-Brad Lamberson, 15.158; 22.5W-Jeff Williams, 15.178; 23.49T-Gregg Dalman, 15.314; 24.33M-Matt Westfall, 15.397; 25.67-Chris Durand, 15.596; 26.3-Kyle Locke, 16.235; 27.10P-Jim Perricone, 16.280; 28.12R-Nick Roberts, 16.310; 29.77x-Alex Hill, 16.405; 30.6-Sean Hosey, 16.720; 31.ID=51694- , 19.166; 32.18-DJ Lamance, 19.166; 33.10J-Jared DeLong, 99.991; 34.91L-Alexis Adgate, 99.992;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 77xx-Christopher Bell[4] ; 2. 35-Ron Blair[2] ; 3. 10-Mitch Brown[1] ; 4. 23-Devon Dobie[3] ; 5. 27-Brad Lamberson[6] ; 6. 30-Hud Horton[5] ; 7. 77x-Alex Hill[8] ; 8. 91L-Alexis Adgate[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 49-Shawn Dancer[2] ; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 3. 2-Kyle Sauder[3] ; 4. 6S-JR Stewart[5] ; 5. 5W-Jeff Williams[6] ; 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr.[1] ; 7. 3-Kyle Locke[7] ; 8. 6-Sean Hosey[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 2. 16-Ryan Ruhl[2] ; 3. 20B-Butch Schroeder[4] ; 4. 85-Dustin Daggett[3] ; 5. 49T-Gregg Dalman[6] ; 6. 10P-Jim Perricone[7] ; 7. 23G-Joe Geibe[5] ; 8. 18-DJ Lamance[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 2. 11-Tim Allison[2] ; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[3] ; 4. 33M-Matt Westfall[6] ; 5. 28-Phil Gressman[1] ; 6. 11R-Chase Ridenour[5] ; 7. 10J-Jared DeLong[8]

B-Feature - (10 Laps)
1. 28-Phil Gressman[2] ; 2. 11R-Chase Ridenour[5] ; 3. 30-Hud Horton[3] ; 4. 27-Brad Lamberson[6] ; 5. 5W-Jeff Williams[7] ; 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr.[1] ; 7. 49T-Gregg Dalman[8] ; 8. 23G-Joe Geibe[4] ; 9. 77x-Alex Hill[13] ; 10. 10J-Jared DeLong[16] ; 11. 10P-Jim Perricone[11] ; 12. 3-Kyle Locke[10] ; 13. 12R-Nick Roberts[12] ; 14. 6-Sean Hosey[14] ; 15. 91L-Alexis Adgate[17] ; 16. 67-Chris Durand[9] ; 17. 18-DJ Lamance[15]

A-Feature - (20 Laps)
1. 77xx-Christopher Bell[6] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan[5] ; 4. 20B-Butch Schroeder[4] ; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder[1] ; 6. 85-Dustin Daggett[7] ; 7. 17-Jared Horstman[8] ; 8. 23-Devon Dobie[2] ; 9. 10-Mitch Brown[13] ; 10. 35-Ron Blair[9] ; 11. 5M-Max Stambaugh[14] ; 12. 49-Shawn Dancer[10] ; 13. 16-Ryan Ruhl[11] ; 14. 33M-Matt Westfall[16] ; 15. 11-Tim Allison[12] ; 16. 11R-Chase Ridenour[18] ; 17. 27-Brad Lamberson[20] ; 18. 30-Hud Horton[19] ; 19. 6S-JR Stewart[15] ; 20. 28-Phil Gressman[17]

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Sunoco American Late Models

Qualifying
1.3-Matt Miller, 16.082; 2.97-Michael Chilton, 16.093; 3.21-Robby Hensley, 16.145; 4.15J-Scott James, 16.165; 5.11RS-Rusty Schlenk, 16.167; 6.5N-Dustin Nobbe, 16.228; 7.95-Jerry Bowersock, 16.238; 8.15-Jon Henry, 16.303; 9.20C-Duane Chamberlain, 16.373; 10.21B-Rich Bell, 16.416; 11.49-Brian Ruhlman, 16.417; 12.1N-Casey Noonan, 16.428; 13.7R-Kent Robinson, 16.436; 14.14V-Joe Godsey, 16.468; 15.7B-Jeff Babcock, 16.513; 16.31-Nick Latham, 16.761; 17.12-Jason Jameson, 16.764; 18.4G-Kody Evans, 16.931; 19.32-Chad Stapleton, 17.084; 20.2D-Curtis Deisenroth, 17.155; 21.8-Rob Anderzack, 17.224; 22.9N-Ted Nobbe, 17.274; 23.4-Jason Playter, 18.111; 24.5*-Bryant Dickinson, 19.073; 25.P3-Jeff Robertson, 19.588; 26.0B-Brian O'Brien, 20.629; 27.79-Nick Kurtz, 99.991; 28.M14-Brandon Thirlby, 99.992;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[1] ; 2. 15-Jon Henry[2] ; 3. 97-Michael Chilton[4] ; 4. 7B-Jeff Babcock[7] ; 5. 21B-Rich Bell[5] ; 6. 7R-Kent Robinson[6] ; 7. 31-Nick Latham[8] ; 8. 79-Nick Kurtz[10] ; 9. 12-Jason Jameson[9] ; 10. 95-Jerry Bowersock[3]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 14V-Joe Godsey[1] ; 2. 49-Brian Ruhlman[2] ; 3. 21-Robby Hensley[3] ; 4. 3-Matt Miller[4] ; 5. 8-Rob Anderzack[6] ; 6. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[5] ; 7. 4-Jason Playter[7] ; 8. 0B-Brian O'Brien[9] ; 9. P3-Jeff Robertson[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[2] ; 2. 11RS-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 3. 32-Chad Stapleton[6] ; 4. 4G-Kody Evans[5] ; 5. 1N-Casey Noonan[1] ; 6. 9N-Ted Nobbe[7] ; 7. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[8] ; 8. 15J-Scott James[4]

B-Feature - (10 Laps)
1. 7R-Kent Robinson[1] ; 2. 15J-Scott James[9] ; 3. 31-Nick Latham[4] ; 4. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[2] ; 5. 9N-Ted Nobbe[3] ; 6. 4-Jason Playter[5] ; 7. 79-Nick Kurtz[7] ; 8. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[6] ; 9. 0B-Brian O'Brien[8]

A-Feature - (25 Laps)
1. 3-Matt Miller[11] ; 2. 7B-Jeff Babcock[10] ; 3. 14V-Joe Godsey[2] ; 4. 15J-Scott James[17] ; 5. 11RS-Rusty Schlenk[6] ; 6. 97-Michael Chilton[7] ; 7. 21B-Rich Bell[13] ; 8. 7R-Kent Robinson[16] ; 9. 49-Brian Ruhlman[5] ; 10. 31-Nick Latham[18] ; 11. 32-Chad Stapleton[9] ; 12. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[3] ; 13. 9N-Ted Nobbe[20] ; 14. 8-Rob Anderzack[14] ; 15. 4-Jason Playter[21] ; 16. 1N-Casey Noonan[15] ; 17. 15-Jon Henry[4] ; 18. 4G-Kody Evans[12] ; 19. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[1] ; 20. 21-Robby Hensley[8] ; 21. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[19]

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Eldora Stock Cars

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 7-Jordan Conover[1] ; 2. 82-Chris Douglas[4] ; 3. 8-Gary Rahe[2] ; 4. 17-Jeremy Creech[6] ; 5. 91-Ed Hounshell[8] ; 6. 09-Dane Arvin[5] ; 7. 67W-Andy Welch[3] ; 8. 54-Dan Wooten[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 71C-Barney Craig[4] ; 2. 410-Paul Pardo[1] ; 3. 27-Frank Paladino[7] ; 4. 01-Earnie Woodard[3] ; 5. 23-Casey Barr[5] ; 6. 19-Wayne Williams[6] ; 7. 5G-Anthony Goode[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 61-Rob Trent[1] ; 2. 17H-Red Harvey Jr.[5] ; 3. 55-Brandon Archey[2] ; 4. 11-T.J Smith[7] ; 5. 01X-Erik Skaggs[6] ; 6. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[3] ; 7. 1W-Mark Wooten[4]

A-Feature - (15 Laps)
1. 71C-Barney Craig[2] ; 2. 82-Chris Douglas[4] ; 3. 410-Paul Pardo[5] ; 4. 7-Jordan Conover[3] ; 5. 61-Rob Trent[1] ; 6. 27-Frank Paladino[8] ; 7. 8-Gary Rahe[7] ; 8. 17H-Red Harvey Jr.[6] ; 9. 23-Casey Barr[14] ; 10. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[18] ; 11. 01-Earnie Woodard[11] ; 12. 55-Brandon Archey[9] ; 13. 91-Ed Hounshell[13] ; 14. 17-Jeremy Creech[10] ; 15. 19-Wayne Williams[17] ; 16. 09-Dane Arvin[16] ; 17. 11-T.J Smith[12] ; 18. 5G-Anthony Goode[20] ; 19. 67W-Andy Welch[19] ; 20. 01X-Erik Skaggs[15] ; 21. 54-Dan Wooten[22]

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DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 16-Jeff Koz[2] ; 2. 36-Brandon Vaughan[5] ; 3. 7-Evan Taylor[7] ; 4. 1H-John Holt[6] ; 5. 09D-Joel Dick[4] ; 6. 4L-Mike Learman[10] ; 7. 10-Scott Bowersock[11] ; 8. 10L-Nathon Loney[8] ; 9. 58P-Jim Post[9] ; 10. 15-Greg Dunaway[1] ; 11. 71D-Anthony Davis[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)
1. 17-Brandon Ramsey[1] ; 2. 49-Brian Ruhlman[5] ; 3. 18-Ryan Sutter[4] ; 4. 19-Rick Corbin[9] ; 5. 34X-Andy Bibler[7] ; 6. 75-David Smith[10] ; 7. 55S-Zach Schroeder[6] ; 8. 118-Jimmy Haager[11] ; 9. MG1-Matt Twining[2] ; 10. 79-Kory Maurice[8] ; 11. 0%-Derrick Austin[3]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)
1. 77-Joey Kramer[6] ; 2. 18M-David McWilliams[2] ; 3. 1-Scott Williams[3] ; 4. 45P-Brian Post[4] ; 5. 5-Jonathan Taylor[5] ; 6. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[8] ; 7. 11PH-Pete Holt[10] ; 8. 22T-Tony Anderson[9] ; 9. 1F-Jerry Fifield[7] ; 10. 12-Jeremy Rayburn[1]

B-Feature - (8 Laps)
1. 75-David Smith[2] ; 2. 10-Scott Bowersock[4] ; 3. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[3] ; 4. 11PH-Pete Holt[6] ; 5. 10L-Nathon Loney[7] ; 6. 55S-Zach Schroeder[5] ; 7. 12-Jeremy Rayburn[15] ; 8. 4L-Mike Learman[1] ; 9. 118-Jimmy Haager[8] ; 10. 0%-Derrick Austin[17] ; 11. 79-Kory Maurice[14] ; 12. 1F-Jerry Fifield[12] ; 13. 58P-Jim Post[10] ; 14. MG1-Matt Twining[11] ; 15. 15-Greg Dunaway[13] ; 16. 22T-Tony Anderson[9]

A-Feature - (20 Laps)
1. 77-Joey Kramer[2] ; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[4] ; 3. 49-Brian Ruhlman[5] ; 4. 17-Brandon Ramsey[3] ; 5. 45P-Brian Post[12] ; 6. 36-Brandon Vaughan[1] ; 7. 7-Evan Taylor[7] ; 8. 18-Ryan Sutter[8] ; 9. 1H-John Holt[10] ; 10. 10-Scott Bowersock[17] ; 11. 09D-Joel Dick[13] ; 12. 19-Rick Corbin[11] ; 13. 5-Jonathan Taylor[15] ; 14. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[18] ; 15. 34X-Andy Bibler[14] ; 16. 4L-Mike Learman[23] ; 17. 10L-Nathon Loney[20] ; 18. 12-Jeremy Rayburn[22] ; 19. 1-Scott Williams[9] ; 20. 118-Jimmy Haager[24] ; 21. 18M-David McWilliams[6] ; 22. 75-David Smith[16] ; 23. 55S-Zach Schroeder[21] ; 24. 11PH-Pete Holt[19]

About Eldora Speedway:

Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Celebrating its 63rd season in 2016, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 22nd annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 33rd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race; and the 46thannual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 63rd consecutive season, including ticket and campsite information, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com and can be requested by phone at (937) 338-3815. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access of Eldora Speedway by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at www.facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc.

 

 

Teenager Michael Lake makes history with Late Model win Williamson and Zambotti repeat, Sodeman dominates

Sarver, PA (May 27, 2016) Lernerville Speedway kicked off the Memorial Day race weekend with another Fab4 Fueled by Turner’s Friday on a summer-like evening. Mat Williamson made an impressive late race charge to repeat in the Modifieds on Diehl Automotive Night. Jack Sodeman Jr. claimed the Peoples Sprint feature in dominating fashion, while Michael Lake earned his first career Lernerville victory in the Precise Late Models. And in the nightcapper, Joey Zambotti scored his second win of the season in the Pic-A-Part Sportsman feature that saw many twists and turns.

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Big Block Modifieds

Steve Feder and Rick Regalski led the 20 car field to green, but it was Rex King Jr. who advanced into the lead in the first corner from the third starting position. Garrett Krummert slid high off turn 3 to bring out the yellow after the opening lap was completed. On the restart, King rode the cushion to keep the top spot while Feder and Rodney Beltz held chase.

By lap 5, last week's winner Mat Williamson had charged to the 5th position after passing both JR McGinley and Regalski. Williamson then caught Brian Swartzlander, and the two battled for 4th for several laps as both gained ground on 3rd place running Beltz. On lap 11, Williamson took two for one, as he charged past both Swartzlander and Beltz to move into 3rd. At the halfway point, King found himself in heavy lap traffic and would see his lead stabilize over Feder, who continued to run a strong race in 2nd.

The race remained caution free, as King continued to run out front, hammer down on the cushion. However, Williamson would make up significant ground running a lower groove, which allowed the St. Catharines, Ontario driver to take 2nd from Feder on lap 19. This left Williamson just six circuits to run down King, who begun to struggle to keep his earlier pace on the cushion in the subsequent laps.

And by lap 21, Williamson was within car lengths of King and closing quickly. On the following lap, King lost significant ground again going high in turns 1 and 2. Williamson capitalized and charged past on the inside to the take the top spot with just three laps to go.

"We had a good car tonight, but to be honest, I think he (King Jr.) hurt something later in the race, because it wasn't like him", Williamson said. "It was like he didn't have power down the straightaways like he normally does. When it's hammer down like this, it's tough on motors, but it's an amazing facility and we're just happy to be here in victory lane. We have a great combination going on right now, and I just get in it and drive."

King Jr and Feder settled for podium spots, while Swartzlander and Kevin Bolland scored top 5 finishes.

Top 10: 1. Mat Williamson 2. Rex King Jr. 3. Steve Feder 4. Brian Swartzlander 5. Kevin Bolland 6. JR McGinley 7. Jeremiah Shingledecker 8. Rodney Beltz 9. Jimmy Weller 10. Dave Murdick

Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints

Jack Sodeman Jr. drew the pole position and would set the early pace over third starting Dan Shetler. In the early going, Shetler looked low to find a way to the lead, but Sodeman held strong on the cushion to remain out in front. Behind the two leaders, Brandon Matus and AJ Flick each quickly moved through the field. By lap 7, 9th starting Matus overtook Scott Priester to claim 3rd.

Sodeman extended his lead to near a straightaway by lap 10, but towards the halfway point, Shetler begun to chip away at the lead in lap traffic. Flick advanced to 4th from the 12th starting spot on lap 12 and set his sights on Matus in the following laps. The two battled side by side for several laps, but Matus held off Flick for the position. The red flag was then displayed on lap 15 for Brandon Spithaler, who went for a wild wide in turn 4.

On the restart, Sodeman raced out to a big advantage, while Flick charged past Matus to take 3rd and then would challenge Shetler for 2nd. Flick and Shetler exchanged sliders and battled hard for several laps for the runner up spot, allowing Sodeman to extend his lead. Flick was able to take 2nd from Shetler for good on lap 20. However, on lap 22, Flick slid off the backstretch and would retire from the event after making a strong charge through the field.

Sodeman went on to victory in convincing fashion, leading all 25 laps. "You just go as hard as you can every lap and those guys can battle for it behind me can do that every week, I'm getting to be an old man and need all the help I can get," Sodeman remarked. "I have to dedicate this race to my mom first and foremost and of course Dow (Carnahan), It's a bit weird being in victory lane not being interviewed by him. We miss him, but I'm sure he's looking down on us."

At the line, Shetler barely held off a Matus slider to claim the runner up spot. Priester drove back to 4th on the final restart, and Ralph Spithaler held off John Garvin Jr and Carl Bowser to come home in 5th.

Top 10: 1. Jack Sodeman Jr. 2. Dan Shetler 3. Brandon Matus 4. Scott Priester 5. Ralph Spithaler 6. John Garvin Jr. 7. Carl Bowser 8. Alex Paden 9. Michael Bauer 10. Clay Riney

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models

After experiencing problems while being in contention last week, young Michael Lake again looked strong from the outside pole position. In the early laps, Lake battled with pole sitter Dan Swartzlander and by lap 4, Lake had taken the top spot away. Mike Pegher Jr, Swartzlander and Matt Lux were under a blanket for 2nd for several laps, while Alex Ferree and Russ King quickly entered the equation as well. Lake checked out running the cushion, while Lux finally was able to shake Pegher for 2nd by lap 9.

The first caution was displayed on lap 10 for Swartzlander, who spun at the end of the frontstretch. Lake chose the outside on the lap 10 restart and would shoot out to the lead. But the next lap, Lake drove off the top off turns 1 and 2 and appeared to surrender the lead and several positions as well. However, a caution was displayed for Tony Musolino who had spun in a separate incident, which allowed Lake to remain the leader.

Lake took full advantage of this break, as he again drove away to the lead on the restart, while Lux, Pegher, Ferree and King followed in the same groove. The field begun to string out and by lap 18, Lake was extending his lead in lap traffic. Pegher made a pass for 2nd on lap 22 but one last caution was displayed for Tom Bateman, negating the pass. Lake drove a flawless restart and won in impressive fashion over Lux and Pegher, while King took 4th away from Ferree on the final restart.

"Well I went to four wheel brakes because I had it on three and I wanted to see if I could drive it into the corner a little bit harder and I guess the brake line broke somewhere and I couldn't slow down going into the corner and the 36 spun and I got my spot back," Lake said in Dlubak Powder Coatings Victory Lane regarding his near misfortune.

Top 10: 1. Michael Lake 2. Matt Lux 3. Mike Pegher Jr. 4. Russ King 5. Alex Ferree 6. Kenny Schaltenbrand 7. Dan Angelicchio 8. Gary Lyle 9. Chuck Sarver 10. Ed Ferree

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Crate Sportsman

Brett McDonald and Joey Zambotti brought the field to green in the 20 lap Sportsman feature. McDonald looked strong in the early going as he held the point until a caution slowed the pace on lap 3. On the restart, McDonald slid off the backstretch, handing the lead over to Zambotti. Another caution slowed the pace on the same lap as the field stacked up behind McDonald.

Terry Young utilized the restart to his advantage as he drove past Zambotti down the backstretch before another caution waved on lap 5. The following restart saw a three car battle for the lead with Young, Zambotti and Dietz. Young would win the battle using the momentum from the top side, while Dietz took 2nd from Zambotti. Young maintained a slim lead over Dietz before another yellow on lap 9. Once again, the restart saw a three wide battle for the lead as Zambotti regained second from Dietz but was unable to slide in front of Young for the lead.

Young looked in control of the race until lap 13, when the 28Y machine slid over the cushion in turn four, giving the lead back to Zambotti. Dietz continued his bid to catch Zambotti using the low to middle groove as the race entered the final laps. With just two to go, 4th place running Joe Kelley lost the handle in 1 and 2, setting up a two lap dash to settle it. Zambotti chose the outside on the restart, giving Dietz his preferred groove on the bottom. However, Zambotti jumped out to the lead and took the line Dietz had been running to pull away and take his second feature of the season. Young reclaimed 2nd at the finish line over Dietz, while Corey McPherson and Brian Stivenson round out the top five.

"After the night we had with our start in our heat race, I have to thank my guys," Zambotti said following the victory. "We got tore up and we had to change the right front suspension and we didn't have the best car tonight but we refused to lose."

Top 10: 1. Joey Zambotti 2. Terry Young 3. Tyler Dietz 4. Corey McPherson 5. Brian Stivenson 6. Aaron Easler 7. Paul Schrekengost 8. Pat Hanley 9. Noah Brunell 10. Bob Egley

 

 

Roger Crockett Wins Night One Of Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic; Curtis Towns IMCA Modified Feature Winner

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Malcolm White Photography) Cottage Grove, Oregon- Saturday May 28th would be the opening leg of the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic presented by Body Works Salon and Marvin Smith Auto Repair. An impressive thirty-eight 360 Sprint Cars would travel from Oregon, Washington, California, as well as the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. For the IMCA Modifieds twenty entries were in the house.

Defending race winner Jason Solwold, of Burlington, Washington, would lead the opening lap of the 360 Sprint race. Solwold, in the Mike Anderson owned Shaylene Raye Motorsports/Scottie’s Plumbing/Heavy D/Rob Graham Trucking #18 XXX, would get passed on lap two by Roger Crockett. Crockett, from Medford, would build a decent lead but just as lapped traffic was coming into the picture a caution would occur.

A few more cautions would come out and it was right about when traffic was beginning to become a factor. Crockett would be very good on the restarts and really had no issues the rest of the way. It would be the second win of the 2016 season at CGS for Roger and the Rocket Designs/Auto Stitch Embroidery/Al Parker Racing Engines/Johnny Cat Inc./BC Motorsports #11 KPC.

Jason Solwold would end the night second followed by Paradise, California’s Kyle Hirst, in the Scott and Jason Finley owned Finley Farms/CLT Logging/Rider Racing Engines #77 Maxim, in third. The balance of the top five would consist of the fourth finishing Kovash Logging/Johansen Excavating/Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation/Factory Kahne Shocks #33V Maxim, piloted by Henry Van Dam of Enumclaw, Washington, while Central Point native Garen Linder, in his Linder Powdercoating/Visual EFX Signs & Graphics #22 KPC, was fifth. The top four finishers of Crockett, Solwold, Hirst, and Henry Van Dam are locked into the Sunday night feature.

With so many cars in attendance the field was split in half with two groups of qualifying. Jason Solwold was fastest in the first wave while Kyle Hirst was on top of the second group. The Berco Redwood/Trex Plastic Decking/K&N Filters/Moyle Racing Engines #31C entry, driven by Justyn Cox of Clarksburg, California, Roger Crockett, the Redifined Ministries/Redefined Furniture Company/Bio Mass One Renewable Energy #13 KPC of Central Point chauffeur Chadd Noland, and Albany’s Bricen James, in the Tim Galloway owned Myers Logging/Eugene Denture Clinic #51 XXX, were the four heat race winners. Kyle Miller, from Eugene, was the winner of the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash in the Kady Adelman owned Machined For Speed By Craig Jensen #6A XXX.

Despite a number of cautions in the main event the IMCA Modifieds would put on quite an entertaining race. Coquille’s Ryan Baker would get his Cam Cat Tractor/Blaylock Inc./Wadsworth Garbage Service #18R Shaw into the lead on lap one. Curtis Towns, of Cottage Grove, was able to get around Baker to take over the top place position. Towns, in the Superior Fuel Cells/West End Performance/BSB Manufacturing/IBEW Local 280 #24 Superior, would build a decent lead but kept having it cut down due to cautions.

Kreg Britton, also out of Cottage Grove, would track down Towns and made the pass underneath for the lead on lap ten only to lose it the following lap. Curtis Towns was able to hold on for the rest of the distance to win his first race of the season at Cottage Grove.

The Virgil Hanson Automotive Machine/Best Pots Inc., A&B Septic/Superior Fuel Cells #33C Victory Circle, of Albany’s Craig Hanson got second while Kreg Britton, in the Eugene Mortgage Brokers/Mickey’s Affordable Auto Sales/Commonwealth Financial Network/Aspen Chiropractic #77 X-Factor, crossed the line third. Pulling off double duty Bricen James was fourth, in his James Gang Pizza/Linn-Benton Insurance/Raceprint.com #13 GRT, followed by the Furniture Options/JDM Racing Solutions/Raceprint.com #W5 High Side of Eugene’s Jesse Williamson in fifth.

Steven Sturdevant of Springfield was fast time of the night in his Point S Springifeld Tire Factory/KMC Wheels/Pyramid Brewing/Fastenal #11 X-Factor. Picking up heat race wins were Sturdevant, the Hoppes Motorsports/Courtney Auto Repair/Eugene Gutter Service #5M Dirt Works of Springfield’s Jake Mayden, and Curtis Towns. Craig Hanson would be victorious in the Dot’s Trophy Shop Trophy Dash.

On Sunday May 29th the fun continues with the final night of action for the Marvin Smith Memorial Grove Classic presented by Body Works Salon and Marvin Smith Auto Repair. Tickets are Adults $15.00, Juniors/Seniors $10.00, Youth (6-12) - $5.00, Family Pass $30.00, and Children 5 or under are FREE. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, and Racing starts around 6:00. As will happen all year long in honor of our 60th Anniversary the 60th fan through the Front Gate gets in for FREE. For more information, log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com and check out the track’s Facebook page and click “Like”.

 

 

R.J. Johnson Tops Salute to Indy Opener at CSP

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (May 28, 2016) – Reigning USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion R.J. Johnson has a habit of stepping it up on Memorial Day weekend.

He did it again on Saturday night by racing to victory lane in the opening leg of the Fifth Annual “Salute to Indy” atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval for his fifth triumph in the last seven Memorial Day weekend events over the past four years.

While Johnson ruled the USAC Southwest Sprint Car ranks, other Saturday night winners includes Josh Shipley in NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Chuck Thornton in IMCA Hobby Stock vs. Renegade action, Dustin Cormany in Micro Sprints and Jake Boyle in Mod Lites.

On the first of two “Salute to Indy” nights of action, three-time USAC Southwest Sprint Car champ R.J. Johnson gunned into the lead at the outset and led all 30 laps aboard the Kodiak Products/Beal’s Auto Body No. 77m Sherman-chassis for his second win of the year.

Johnson was chased to the line by Nick Aiuto with Josh Pelkey, Brian Hosford and 17th-starter Landon Cling rounding out the top five.

In NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Car action, Josh Shipley rallied from six rows deep to take the checkered flag ahead of Dustin Cormany with Cody Batten, Kyle Shipley and Zack Madrid rounding out the top five.

Chuck Thornton raced from the fifth starting position to capture his second Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stock vs. Renegade win of the year ahead of 12th-starter Jason Crowe with Ashley Stafford, Richard Bennett and Jacob Madrid in the top five.

Dustin Cormany raced from the pole position to snare his second Power 600 Micro Sprint feature win of the season in front of Mason Keefer and Ryan Hennessey while Jake Boyle notched his first Western Mod Lite feature win of the year at CSP ahead of 10th-starter Steve Moriarty and Brenden Priest.

The Fifth Annual “Salute to Indy” at Canyon Speedway Park wraps up with another full night of action firing off at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday night featuring the USAC Southwest Sprint Cars along with the NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades, Power 600 Micro Sprints and Western Mod Lites.

Canyon Speedway Park

May 28, 2016 – Fifth Annual Salute to Indy Night One Results

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 3. 27-Nick Aiuto, 4. 11c-Michael Curtis, 5. 34-Tanner Grau, 6. 0-Jonas Reynolds, 7. 29b-Brent Yarnel.

Heat Two: 1. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 2. 48-Thomas Ogle, 3. 5-Tye Mihocko, 4. 5z-Zack Madrid, 5. 99-Kyle Shipley, 6. 56-Spencer Hill, 7. 18-Asa Kesterson.

Heat Three: 1. 78-Chris Bonneau, 2. 32b-Brian Hosford, 3. 16-Mike Martin, 4. 14az-Dustn Burkhart, 5. 9g-Adam Milsap, 6. F2-Larry Kesterson.

Heat Four: 1. 02-Matt Rossi, 2. 20-Shon Deskins, 3. 12-Josh Pelkey, 4. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 5. 7k-Bruce St. James, 6. 54-Landon Cling.

“B” Feature: 1. 54-Landon Cling, 2. 7k-Bruce St. James, 3. 34-Tanner Grau, 4. 18-Asa Kesterson, 5. 0-Jonas Reynolds, 6. 56-Spencer Hill, 7. 99-Kyle Shipley, 8. 9g-Adam Milsap, 9. 29b-Brent Yarnel, 10. F2-Larry Kesterson.

“A” Feature: 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 27-Nick Aiuto, 3. 12-Josh Pelkey, 4. 32b-Brian Hosford, 5. 54-Landon Cling, 6. 5-Tye Mihocko, 7. 0-Jonas Reynolds, 8. 21az-Stevie Sussex, 9. 16-Mike Martin, 10. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 11. 02-Matt Rossi, 12. 14az-Dustin Burkhart, 13. 20-Shon Deskins, 14. 56-Spencer Hill, 15. 48-Thomas Ogle, 16. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 17. 7k-Bruce St. James, 18. 78-Chris Bonneau, 19. 5z-Zack Madrid, 20. 11c-Michael Curtis, 21. 18-Asa Kesterson, 22. 34-Tanner Grau.

NAPA Non-Wing Sprint Cars:

Heat One: 1. 20-Shon Deskins, 2. 53-Tom Lee, 3. 34-Tanner Grau, 4. 98-Matt Lundy, 5. 5z-Zack Madrid, 6. 17-Joe Scheopner, 7. 35-Steve Wagner.

Heat Two: 1. 22-Dustin Cormany, 2. 71b-Cody Batten, 3. 51-Cody Cambensy, 4. 45k-Lance Salo, 5. 71h-Cody Hurley, 6. 65-John Romero, 7. 63-Don Kessler.

Heat Three: 1. 5-Mike Visser, 2. 9-Johnny Shelton, Jr., 3. 2-Josh Shipley, 4. 18-Asa Kesterson, 5. 0g-Kyle Shipley, 6. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 7. 7s-Robert King.

“A” Feature: 1. 2-Josh Shipley, 2. 22-Dustin Cormany, 3. 71b-Cody Batten, 4. 0g-Kyle Shipley, 5. 5z-Zack Madrid, 6. 9-Johnny Shelton, Jr., 7. 51-Cody Cambensy, 8. 7s-Robert King, 9. 45k-Lance Salo, 10. 98-Matt Lundy, 11. 35-Steve Wagner, 12. 17-Joe Scheopner, 13. 63-Don Kessler, 14. 53-Tom Lee, 15. 0-Brian Hatlestad, 16. 65-John Romero, 17. 18-Asa Kesterson, 18. 71h-Cody Hurley, 19. 20-Shon Deskins, 20. 34-Tanner Grau, 21. 5-Mike Visser.

Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive IMCA Hobby Stocks vs. Renegades:

Heat One: 1. 57-Collin Phipps, 2. 40b-Bradley Stafford, 3. 16b-Richard Bennett, 4. 13-Jason Crowe, 5. 48-Mike Hartsock, 6. 26-Alison Groh, 7. 420-Vaughn Packer.

Heat Two: 1. 9-Paul O’Connor, 2. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 3. 5-Merle Zachrison, 4. 54-James Turensky, 5. 4-Dean Zachrison, 6. 08-Michelle Halfhill, 7. 4F-Paul Foote.

Heat Three: 1. 3-Ashley Stafford, 2. XX-Chuck Thornton, 3. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 4. 99-Trenton Setelin, 5. 65-John Romero, 6. 36-Roger Posey, 7. 5s-Joe Pontin.

“A” Feature: 1. XX-Chuck Thornton, 2. 13-Jason Crowe, 3. 3-Ashley Stafford, 4. 16b-Richard Bennett, 5. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 6. 65-John Romero, 7. 4-Dean Zachrison, 8. 9-Paul O’Connor, 9. 08-Michelle Halfhill, 10. 99-Trenton Setelin, 11. 40b-Bradley Stafford, 12. 57p-Collin Phipps, 13. 48-Mike Hartsock, 14. 36-Roger Posey, 15. 5-Merle Zachrison, 16. 5s-Joe Pontin, 17. 26-Alison Groh, 18. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 19. 54-James Turensky, 20. 420-Vaughn Packer, 21. 4F-Paul Foote.

Power 600 Micro Sprints:

Heat One: 1. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 2. 41h-Colton Hardy, 3. 11k-Tyler Congleton, 4. 28-Mark Morin, 5. 11m-A.J. Miller, 6. 14-Logan Heath, 7. 4s-Spencer Hill.

Heat Two: 1. 29az-Paul Martin, 2. 88-Tyler Merrill, 3. 16-Pat Wing, 4. 7k-Daniel Dewitt, 5. 7-Kevin Keefer, 6. 04J-Dale Eliason, Jr.

Heat Three: 1. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 2. 2-Ryan Hennessey, 3. 37J-Dustin Cormany, 4. 50-Ray Herrera, 5. 91-Cory Huggins, 6. 20az-Jarrett Martin.

Heat Four: 1. 23-Stephen Simpson III, 2. 1-Caiden Clarke.

“A” Feature: 1. 37J-Dustin Cormany, 2. 7kk-Mason Keefer, 3. 2-Ryan Hennessey, 4. 41h-Colton Hardy, 5. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 6. 29az-Paul Martin, 7. 11m-A.J. Miller, 8. 28-Mark Morin, 9. 16-Pat Wing, 10. 11k-Tyler Congleton, 11. 50-Ray Herrera, 12. 4s-Spencer Hill, 13. 04J-Dale Eliason, Jr., 14. 7-Kevin Keefer, 15. 7k-Daniel Dewitt, 16. 91-Cory Huggins, 17. 14-Logan Heath, 18. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 19. 88-Tyler Merrill, 20. 23-Stephen Simpson III, 21. 1-Caiden Clarke.

Western Mod Lites:

Heat One: 1. 51-John Priest, 2. 57-Chase Alves, 3. 55-Mike Opoka, 4. 95-Collin Bender, 5. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 6. 69-Tom Kuncis, 7. 53az-Karl Ackley.

Heat Two: 1. 17-Steve Moriarty, 2. 7-Dave Lems, 3. 26-Jake Boyle, 4. 15-Ken Young, 5. 114-Sean Conyers, 6. 91-Sarah Houton, 7. 23-Joeleen Storck.

Heat Three: 1. 52-Brenden Priest, 2. 116-Jim Hock, 3. 96-Hayden Bender, 4. 97-Steve Bender, 5. 98-Jeff Lowe, 6. 33-Mike Schmidt, 7. 77-Bryan Ledbetter, Jr.

“A” Feature: 1. 26-Jake Boyle, 2. 17-Steve Moriarty, 3. 52-Brenden Priest, 4. 51-John Priest, 5. 15-Ken Young, 6. 114-Sean Conyers, 7. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 8. 7-Dave Lems, 9. 96-Hayden Bender, 10. 33-Mike Schmidt, 11. 95-Collin Bender, 12. 97-Steve Bender, 13. 98-Jeff Lowe, 14. 69-Tom Kuncis, 15. 55-Mike Opoka, 16. 77-Bryan Ledbetter, Jr., 17. 53az-Karl Ackley, 18. 57-Chase Alvez, 19. 23-Joeleen Storck, 20. 116-Jim Hock, 21. 91-Sarah Houton.

 

 

Bruce NCRA/NSL Sprint Winner at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – May 28, 2016 - Tony Bruce, Jr. took the lead with four laps remaining to win his first National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products/gomuddy.com NSL sprint car feature of the season Saturday night at 81 Speedway in Park City.

Series point leader Don Droud, Jr. and five time and defending tour champion C.J. Johnson started on the front row for the twenty-five lap feature with Johnson driving hard into turns one and two to take the lead. Droud would return the favor on lap later driving around Johnson exiting turn two to lead lap two, only to see Johnson retake the top spot entering turns three and four.

Johnson would quickly built up a half stretch lead before the first caution of the feature fell on lap four when Chris Morgan spun in turns one and two.

The top five on the restart were Johnson, Droud, J.D. Johnson, Ryan Roberts and Bruce as Johnson set sail from the rest of the field. After building up a full straight away lead at the races midway point, slower traffic came in to play allowing Droud to cut his deficit to ten car lengths.

Behind them Bruce, aboard the Danny King owned #88, began reeling in the front runners and on lap fifteen passed Roberts for the third spot.

Three laps later disaster would strike for Droud as Roberts hooked a rut at the bottom of turn two, got sideways and collected Droud causing him to flip the Ochs Brothers #1x. Droud was uninjured

On the restart, Johnson would jump out into the lead with Bruce, J.D. Johnson, Danny Jennings and Jordan Mallett the top five running order. Mallett, who started twelfth, got a good run on the restart and took over the third position on lap nineteen.

Heading down the backstretch on lap twenty-one, Bruce got a run exiting turn two and would use the top side to pull even with Johnson entering turns three and four and would take the lead. One lap later the final caution flag would wave when Forrest Southerland came to a stop at the top of turn two.

The final restart was no problem for Bruce as he would go on to claim the half stretch victory over Johnson. “It feels great to be back in victory lane but it feels even better to go to victory lane with the King family,” quoted Bruce later. Mallett, the current gomuddy.com NSL point leader coming into the night, made the all-night trip up from Hattisburg, Mississippi and profitable one as he claimed third, followed by J.D. Johnson and eleventh starting Jeremy Campbell.

The four, eight lap heat races for the twenty-eight car field were won by Droud, Roberts, J.D. Johnson and Tyler Dreuke with Morgan taking the twelve lap “B” feature honors.

Next up for the NCRA/NSL 360-ci sprinters will be a Father’s Day weekend double-header, kicking off on Friday night, June 17, at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kansas before a return trip to 81 Speedway on Saturday night (June 18).

NCRA/NSL Sprints

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

May 28, 2016

28 Cars

1st Heat: 1) 1x-Don Droud Jr. (6); 2) 31-Casey Wills (1); 3) 10c-Jeremy Campbell (3); 4) 20g-Jake Greider (5); 5) 72-Raymond Seemann (7); 6) 25-Brandon Ikenberry (4); 7) 2j-Zach Blurton (2).

2nd Heat: 1) 18-Ryan Roberts (1); 2) 88-Tony Bruce Jr. (4); 3) 14-Jordon Mallett (3); 4) 1j-Danny Jennings (7); 5) 81-Jon Freeman (6); 6) 85-Forrest Sutherland (2); 7) 51-Josh Fairbank (5).

3rd Heat: 1) 98-J.D. Johnson (2); 2) 76-Jay Russell (4); 3) 20-Luke Cranston (1); 4) 7-Michelle Decker (7); 5) 57-T.J. Artz (5); 6) 54-Mike Spear (3); 7) 98x-Ryan Padgett (6).

4th Heat: 1) 12-Tyler Drueke (1); 2) 45x-C.J. Johnson (7); 3) 27-Andy Shouse (3); 4) 75k-Chris Morgan (4); 5) 12-James Mosher (6); 6) 91-Jeff Stasa (5); 7) 6-Kaden Taylor (2).

B Feature: 1) 75k-Chris Morgan (2); 2) 20g-Jake Greider (1); 3) 72-Raymond Seemann (3); 4) 12-James Mosher (5); 5) 81-Jon Freeman (4); 6) 85-Forrest Sutherland (8); 7) 98x-Ryan Padgett (13); 8) 2j-Zach Blurton (11); 9) 91-Jeff Stasa (10); 10) 51-Josh Fairbank (12); 11) 57-T.J. Artz (6); 12) 25-Brandon Ikenberry (7); 13) 6-Kaden Taylor (14); 14) 54-Mike Spear (9).

A Feature: 1) 88-Tony Bruce Jr. (6); 2) 45x-C.J. Johnson (2); 3) 14-Jordon Mallett (12); 4) 98-J.D. Johnson (3); 5) 10c-Jeremy Campbell (11); 6) 1j-Danny Jennings (9); 7) 12-Tyler Drueke (5); 8) 20-Luke Cranston (13); 9) 31-Casey Wills (8); 10) 27-Andy Shouse (14); 11) 20g-Jake Greider (16); 12) 7-Michelle Decker (10); 13) 72-Raymond Seemann (17); 14) 81-Jon Freeman (19); 15) 75k-Chris Morgan (15); 16) 12-James Mosher (18); 17) 85-Forrest Sutherland (20); 18) 1x-Don Droud Jr. (1); 19) 18-Ryan Roberts (4); 20) 76-Jay Russell (7); 21) 2j-Zach Blurton (22); 22) 98x-Ryan Padgett (DNS).

Lap leaders: C.J. Johnson 1; 3-20; Droud 2: Bruce 21-25

 

 

Alex Bright Wins at Susquehanna

York Haven, PA 5/28/2016

Alex Bright joined Brett Arndt and brother Brenden as 2 time winners with the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic ARDC Midgets presented by Auto Bahn Indoor Speedway.

Jim Radney and Brett Wanner led the field to the green but before lap one could be completed Trevor Kobylardz took a wild spin down the front stretch ending his night.

On the complete restart Radney would lead lap one, as the rest of the field entered turn one Ryan Wilson flipped going into turn one bringing out the red flag.

When racing restarted the Hyper Racing teammates Jim Radney and Ryan Greth led the field to the green. Radney had the lead going into turn one before Greth would drive by taking the lead and started driving away from the rest of the field.

As Greth was pulling away from the field the battles for position were heating up behind him. Alex Bright made a successful slide job for second place on lap six and started his pursuit of Greth. Danny Stratton cracked the top five on lap eight after almost spinning and losing several spots earlier in the race.

The WSL INC. number 4 of Greth looked like he had the car to beat, but going into turn three of lap eight the power plant went up in smoke. For the second time this year Greth would be on fire at Susquehanna ending his chances for victory.

Alex Bright assumed the lead on the restart and never looked back taking the win followed by Radney, Brett Arndt, Danny Stratton and Justin Grosz.

Brenden Bright and Trevor Kobylardz took the heat race wins.

Susquehanna Speedway Bud Bricker Nationals Results:

#77 Alex Bright #95 Jim Radney #46 Bret Arndt #33 Danny Stratton #99G Justin Grosz #44 Brett Wanner #86 Mark Lowery #4x Kameron Morral #14b Rohan Beasley #37 Tyler Rivard #20 Tyler Brehm #4 Ryan Greth #7 Shawn Jackson #92 Brenden Bright #29 Ryan Wilson #14 Trevor Kobylardz #57 Jason Rice

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RICO ABREU SCORES NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY ALL STAR WIN IN 1st EVER VISIT; MIKE PEGHER JR. TOPS SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS; THOMPSON 3 FOR 3

Orrville, Ohio Saturday, May 28,2016 By Tyler Altmeyer & Mike Swanger

For the first time in his career, Rico Abreu entered action at NAPA Wayne County Speedway on White Ford night, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the second leg of their Memorial Day weekend swing through northern Ohio. The St. Helena CA. driver made his trip to Orrville, Ohio, worthwhile, scoring $5,000 and a third career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory in front of a big crowd. The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney crossed under the checkers second followed by Andrew Palker for his second top five finish of the season. “ Just happy to be up here in front of this great crowd,” said Rico Abreu in victory lane. “ I just want to thank everyone for coming out tonight. A big thanks to Tony Stewart for allowing all of this to happen. We have a busy weekend and week still ahead of us. This is a great start and we’ll try to keep this going.” Abreu, who was fast qualifier, started second on the main grid, made his first bid for the top spot just before the halfway point of the 30 lap feature, eventually worked around pole sitter and leader Andrew Palker in traffic on lap 14. Sheldon Haudenschild and Dale Blaney also worked around Palker, creating a three car battle for the lead. By lap 20, traffic started to intensify, allowing Sheldon Haudenschild to apply heavy pressure on Abreu. Using the top line of the speedway, Haudenschild worked around Abreu on lap 25, setting a new pace at the front of the field. Fortunately for Abreu, Haudenschild’s wicked pace around NAPA Wayne County’s rim would only last until lap 28, when the Wooster native made contact with a lapped car, bringing out the main event’s first and only red flag. Haudenschild would get upside down, but walked away unharmed but would not return. Rico Abreu inherited the point position and led the final three circuits to clinch his first ever Arctic Cat All Star of Champions victory at NAPA Wayne County Speedway. Dale Blaney finished second after starting third followed by former two time NAPA Wayne County Speedway track champion Andrew Palker. Cole Duncan and Jac Haudenschild rounded out the top five. The “Wild Child” started 19th after winning the ’B’ Main on the last lap climbed 14 positions to secure his top five finish as well as the MSD Hard Charger Award. “Some one told me at the beginning of the night that Sheldon was going to be the guy to beat in traffic here,” explained Abreu. “He definitely proved that. I was going to race on all parts of the track, just trying to find where I was comfortable. The second I knew I let the top open, Sheldon would be right there. I think things would have got really interesting those last three laps if Sheldon wouldn’t have got crashed. Hats off to him and his guys. They’ve been fast all year”. In a thirty lap feature, Wexford Pa.’s Mike Pegher Jr. held off race long challenges from different drivers to pocket the $2,000 to win Sweeney Rush Late Model feature. Pegher Jr. would lead the opening lap from the pole but Dave Lyon would take the point for the next three laps before Pegher Jr., driving the Royal Flush/Royal Purple, Jack’s Recycling and Melvins Transnission #RJ1, reclaimed the lead. John Waters would move into the runner up position at that time also and those three were nip and tuck until the halfway mark when Waters and Lyon both got out of shape and allowed Ryan Markham to slip past into second. Markham, a five time track champion of NAPA WCS, would go door handle to door handle for the next three laps with Pegher Jr.. Waters would take back second place on lap 18. From then on, it was a four car battle between Pegher Jr., Lyons, Markham and Waters as they would never be more than two car lengths apart as they would finish in that order. Bruce Hordusky Jr. would be awarded fifth after Matt Aber was DQ’ed for being light at the scales after the race. Pegher Jr and Lyon won the heat races Driving the Action Auto Body, Nella Enterprises and Ofex of Ohio #T2, Streetsboro’s Tyler Thompson led all the way for his third win of the season in the caution filled Action Auto Body Super Stock feature. With several cautions in the opening six laps keeping the field bunched together. The next eight laps would go yellow flag free and that would allow Thompson to pull away from Paul Holmes and Gary Hensel Jr. Those two drivers would have a spirited battle for second and when the caution flew just as the white flag waved, that would give them one more shot at Thompson. As the final lap ran, Thompson kept Holmes and Hensel Jr. at bay to win his third feature of the season. Don Baney would finish fourth as Jordan James gathered fifth from his 20th starting spot. Holmes, Brandon Gardner and Hensel Jr. bested the heat races. Drivers were also competing for more than $100,000 of yearly awards from the Contingency Connections Racer Rewards program. Next Saturday, June 4th, it will be a regular show with the OVSCA joining the Fisher Performance Sprints with the Harriger Towing Super Late Models, Kar Connection Rush Late Models, Action Auto Body Super Stocks and the WQKT Mini Stocks back in action. It will be School Spirit night with the School with the most spirit getting $200 for it’s athletic program. It will also be $1 dog night. For more information on the track and how to hook up with more social media outlets for the track, go to www.waynecountyspeeday.com

NAPA WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS Saturday, May 28, 2016 ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR CIRCUIT of CHAMPIONS Fast Qualifier Rico Abreu 14.530 seconds Heat 1 TJ Michael, Cole Duncan, Sheldon Haudenschild, Rob Chaney, Joe Kubiniec, Nick Patterson, Kory Crabtree, Hunter Mackison, Shawn Hubler, Tyler Dunn Heat 2 Lee Jacobs, Caleb Helms, Dean Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver, Andrew Palker, Chad Kemenah, Kraig Kinser, Bradley Howard, Troy Kingan Heat 3 Brad Haudenschild, Cap Henry, Dale Blaney, Rico Abreu, Michael Bauer, Danny Mumaw, Jordan Mackison, Mitch Harble dns, Jac Haudenschild dns Dash Andrew Palker, Rico Abreu, Dale Blaney, Cole Duncan, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brad Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs, Caleb Helms B Main Jac Haudenschild, Kory Crabtree, Hunter Mackison, Jordan Mackison, Kraig Kinser, Shawn Hubler, Tyler Dunn, Bradley Howard dns, Troy Kingan dns Feature Rico Abreu, Dale Blaney, Andrew Palker, Cole Duncan, Jac Haudenschild, Dean Jacobs, Rob Chaney, Lee Jacobs, TJ Michael, Caleb Helms, Danny Holtgraver, Chad Kemenah, Kraig Kinser, Kory Crabtree, Danny Mumaw, Hunter Mackison, Michael Bauer, Joe Kubiniec, Shawn Hubler, Sheldon Haudenschild, Brad Haudenschild, Cap Henry, Nick Patterson, Jordan Mackison

SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODELS Heat 1 Mike Pegher Jr., Will Thomas, John Waters, Ryan Markham, Justin Chance, Matt Aber, Brian Knowles, Eric Wilson, Jim Nicely, Josh Stoica Heat 2 David Lyon, Jason Knowles, Charlie Duncan, Bruce Hordusky Jr., Alan Dellinger, Josh Double, Jamie Wrightsman, Clinton Hersh, Brian Swank, Tony White Dash Mike Pegher Jr., Dave Lyon, Will Thomas, Jason Knowles Feature Mike Pegher Jr., Dave Lyon, Ryan Markham, John Waters, Bruce Hordusky Jr., Justin Chance, Josh Double, Jamie Wrightsman, Brian Knowles, Jim Nicely, Will Thomas, Tony White, Alan Dellinger, Josh Stoica, Jason Knowles, Brian Swank, Clinton Hersh, Eric Wilson, Charlie Duncan, Matt Aber dqed

ACTION AUTO BODY SUPER STOCKS Heat 1 Paul Holmes, Nick Smith, Tyler Nicely, Todd Sherwin, Chris Albright, Bob Fry, Dennis Amstutz, Chase Alexander Heat 2 Brandon Gardner, Don Baney, Tyler Thompson, Cliff Staley, Chaz O’Dell, Brandon Craver, Jordan James, TA Perrine Heat 3 Gary Hensel Jr., Brad Eagle, Don Rutt, Paul Kern, Darren Dawson, Todd Gallion, Tod Beviloqua, Steve Ott Feature Tyler Thompson, Paul Holmes, Gary Hensel Jr., Don Baney, Jordan James, Cliff Staley, Tyler Nicely, Todd Sherwin, Darren Dawson, Tod Beviloqua, Paul Kern, Steve Ott, Bob Fry, Don Rutt, Brandon Gardner, Brandon Craver, Chris Albright, Todd Gallion, Chaz O’Dell, Nick Smith, Dennis Amstutz, Brad Eagle, TA Perrine dns, Chase Alexander dns

 

 

Jason Barney Blasts from 12th to Win Big Lucas Oil ESS Payday at Thunder Mountain
By MIKE MALLETT

CENTER LISLE, NY – Jason Barney hasn’t had the best of luck when comes to the redraw with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS). The Brewerton, N.Y., driver has been stuck with the number 12 on numerous occasions already in 2016 and he was again on Saturday night at Thunder Mountain Speedway.

Barney wasn’t deterred as he worked the bottom of the speedway throughout the 25-lap main-event to eventually take the lead and then the win in the Lightening on the Mountain feature for a $3,750 win. It was his first of the season with club. The race was part of the overall series championship as well as the NAPA Auto Parts Tour of the US.

“That is three weeks in a row that I drew number 12,” commented Barney after the win. “You know me, normally I get down on myself but tonight I just didn’t care. I told the guys just do the right things and whatever happens, happens. We’ve had great race cars all year and we should had a couple more wins but the driver cost of a couple good finishes. What a great race team and a great race car. We got a special thing.”

Jonathan Preston jumped to the lead after redrawing the pole position. He beat Chis Jones into the first turn and jumped to the high-side of the speedway to secure the lead. He stayed on the top lane while Jones challenged him through the middle lane of the speedway.

Preston encountered traffic on lap seven and before he had to navigate his way through the caution came out as Thomas Radivoy spun in turn four after hitting an implement tire. On the restart the red was displayed as Shawn Donath got over after doing a wheel stand. He wasn’t injured in the incident.

Preston took full advantage of the single-file restart racing away from the field again. At this point Preston held the lead over Jones and Dave Axton while Barney had just made his way into the top five. Preston pulled away from Jones with Barney working the very bottom of the track to advance. Before the race reached halfway he was into the top three.

Chad Miller was the final caution of the race as he got over onto his side on lap 12. After he was removed racing picked up again. Preston led the way as Barney dispatched of Jones for second on lap 13. He then focused his attention on the leader Preston.

Barney, driving an X-1 Race Car, tracked him down and pulled even on lap 15 for the top spot before diving low in turn one and sliding up off the exit of turn two to secure the lead for the first time in the race. At that point Barney opened up with advantage with Preston battling with Howland for the second spot.

“We’ve come here two or three times and nobody could really make the bottom work,” stated Barney. “I’ve tried it and tried it and I couldn’t make it happen. We decided that since we were starting 12th we were going to throw something at it and we just got lucky.”

Traffic came into play for Barney for the first time as the race reached the final five circuits. Barney’s pace was slowed which allowed Howland to inch closer to his back bumper. With only two laps to go Howland was in striking distance as Barney was forced to squeeze his way between Matt Tanner and Keith Granholm as they battle for position. He went wide into the third turn keeping Howland behind.

“I’m really good buddies with Matt Tanner and Keith (Granholm) is a good friend and customer of mine,” he said. “I knew someone was chomping at the bit behind me because I had to be going 10 mph slower. I wanted to be nice to them but if there was an opening I was going to go through it. I didn’t get impatient I just waited for the opening and put it where it needed to be.”

From there Barney went on to win his 12th career Empire Super Sprint A-Main while Union Springs, N.Y., driver Bryan Howland finished second to collect $2,225. Howland adjusted his line once Barney went by and that allowed him to snag the second spot away from Preston.

“He showed me a good line to get through three and four to come in a little higher and come off on the bottom,” Howland said of Barney. “That actually is what got me into second. He’s a good teacher when he goes by you. It’s a late night but we all had fun. The car was pretty good, a little off during the middle of the race, but it came back to life near the end of the race where I was at least watching Jason and not watching him leave me.”

Preston improved upon his fifth place finish last time out with the Empire Super Sprints as he finished third after leading the just over half of the race. The Romulus, N.Y., driver has made only a handful of starts in 360 Sprint Car competition after making the jump from the 305 ranks.

“This feels pretty good,” commented Preston. “This is only my sixth time in the car. We were pretty successful with the 305 and we are hoping we can do that here too. We’ve been fortunate so far to start up front so that helped tonight.”

A pair of Canadians completed the top five as Chris Jones crossed the line in fourth with Steve Poirier moved from seventh to fifth.

Car Mate Custom Built Trailers Heat wins on the night went to Howland, Axton and Barney. Parker Evans won the Cobra Coaches/Trackside Products Dash while Chuck Hebing picked up the Lacaillade Masonry B-Main victory.

ESS/Thunder Mountain Notes – A stout field of 24 sprints in the pits…making his first ever ESS start was Alex Vigneault aboard his dad’s #55…Joe Trenca ran the World of Outlaw race in Charlotte on Friday, he was in the field the next night…Jones, Chuck Hebing, Ray Sitterly, Thomas Radivoy and Steve Hutchinson made first starts in 2016…Barney was the second driver in as many races to collect the 7-12 Bonus…ESS will return to Thunder Mountain on Sept. 3rd

Lucas Oil A-Main 25 Laps – Jason Barney ($3,750), Bryan Howland ($2,225), Jonathan Preston ($1,050) Chris Jones($630), Steve Poirier ($585), Parker Evans ($660), Chuck Hebing ($480), Paul Kinney ($420), Joe Trenca ($485), George Suprick ($400), Jeff Cook ($460), Dave Axton ($345), Larry Kelleher ($325), Brandon Kidd ($350), Matt Tanner ($300), Keith Granholm ($300), Alex Vigneault ($325), Mike Stelter ($325), Chad Miller ($300), Shawn Donath ($300), Tim Axton ($350), Thomas Radivoy ($300)

Did Not Qualify – Steve Hutchinson, Ray Sitterly

Lap Leaders – Preston 1-15, Barney 16-25

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Howland, Tanner, T. Axton, Suprick, Cook, Vigneault

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – D. Axton, Miller, Jones, Donath, Evans, Kelleher

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Barney, Preston, Poirier, Kinney, Trenca, Stelter

Trackside Products/Cobra Coaches Dash – Evans, Cook, Trenca, Vigneault, Kelleher, Stelter

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main -.Hebing, Kidd, Radivoy, Granholm

BONUSES:

Trackside Products/Cobra Coaches Dash – Evans ($100), Cook ($75), Trenca ($50), Vigneault ($25), Kelleher ($25), Stelter ($25)

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

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway - Preston $50

E&V Energy - Barney $50, Kidd $50

Lacaillade Masonry - Hebing $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary – T. Axton $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Poirier $35

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Howland, D. Axton, Barney $25

911 Restoration – Trenca, Cook $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge – Barney - $100 - $100 at Utica-Rome May 29.

Hoosier Tires - Howland $200

Vahlco Wheels - Evans $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

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!!

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Monclova, Ohio’s Byron Reed wanted to prove he’s still a “gasser” even though he is a tad older than most of the drivers in the 410 sprint division at Fremont Speedway. On a fast, action packed track Saturday on Jon Wright’s CustomChrome Plating Night, Reed would take the lead on lap 24 of the 40-lap feature and drove to the $5,000 win, the richest payday in the eight year history of the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series.

It was the second win of the season at “The Track that Action Built” on Al Franks Day – honoring the hall of famer who had 34 wins at Fremont and four track titles - for Reed and the 29th of his career. A six time and defending track champion, Reed sits 15th on the track’s all-time win list. He also garnered valuable points as he looks to claim his fourth FAST title and the $10,000 prize.

“I had to do this for my mom. She told me with the track being like it is it is probably an Andrews (Chris) or Brubaker (Stuart) track because those guys stand on the gas. So I had to show her she was wrong,” joked Reed beside his Crown Battery, Maxim Chassis, Kistler Engines backed #5.

Fremont’s Paul Weaver would grab the lead from Alvin Roepke on a lap eight restart and would cruise to his 37th career win at Fremont Speedway in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. Weaver now sits 10th on the track’s all-time win list.

“I told Farmer (Rich, track promoter) last year to get rid of those medium Hoosiers…it helped some and killed some and I was one of them. Now I can for forward and race these…these tires are 100 percent better,” said Weaver beside his M&L Excavating, Schiets Motorsports, Weaver Performance, Hampshire Racing Engines backed #1W.

“I want to thank Dave Rice and Bob Hampshire for building the motor for me and Daniel Hoffman for helping me and my wife,” added Weaver.

In the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature, Fostoria’s Shawn Valenti would first battle with Cory McCaughey and then held off several late race challenges from defending track champion Kent Brewer to score his third win of the season. It is Valenti’s 28th career win at Fremont which puts him 16th on the track’s all-time win list.

“This has been one awesome truck and I’m the lucky one that gets to drive it. The thing just cuts the corners so good and gets down the straight-aways awesome. Gressman Powersports horse power is a big help. Have to thank Craig Miller Trucking, JP Enterprise, Real Geese Decoys,” Valenti said in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

In the 40-lap 410 sprint feature Stuart Brubaker and Gary Taylor would bring the field to green but Bryan Sebetto would take a tumble in turn three. He was uninjured. On the restart Taylor would bolt into the lead over Brubaker, Reed, Jordan Ryan, Tyler Gunn, Brady Bacon and Craig Mintz.

Reed would grab second on lap two and quickly closed on Taylor who was setting a blistering pace, racing into lapped traffic by lap seven. Bacon was on the move, taking fourth from Ryan on lap six. With 10 laps scored Taylor and Reed had slipped away from Brubaker and Bacon while Ryan, Mintz and 13th starter Carson Macedo waged a terrific battle for fifth.

The leaders would encounter heavy lapped traffic by lap 13 and Reed closed on Taylor. Reed would dive under Taylor to lead lap 14 with Taylor returning the favor the next circuit. Meanwhile Bacon had driven into third with Brubaker, Ryan, Mintz and Macedo in tow.

By the half-way point Taylor held a slim lead as Reed and Bacon battled for second. Ryan would bring out the caution on lap 21. On the ensuing restart Taylor would be challenged by Reed and Bacon with Mintz moving into fourth. Reed would drive around Taylor the lead on lap 24.

Just seven laps into the restart and the leaders again found lapped traffic. Reed would make aggressive moves with the lapped cars as Taylor, Bacon, Mintz, Macedo and Brubaker gave chase. On lap 29 Mintz would drive around Bacon for third but Bacon returned the favor a lap later.

Ryan and Duane Zablocki would tangle on lap 31 halting the action. When the green flew so did Reed, rocketing away from the field with Taylor, Bacon, Mintz and Macedo in pursuit. With just two laps to go Reed encountered heavy lapped traffic.

Reed would pick his way through for the win with Taylor narrowly edging Bacon for second while Mintz and Macedo rounded out the top five.

“I felt I had to be aggressive with the lapped cars because I got beat by Carson (Macedo) a few weeks ago maybe being not aggressive enough,” Reed said. “I have to thank my crew, Kurt, Kevin, my mom and dad, my wife and all the fans for coming out tonight.”

Alvin Roepke and Kyle Capodice brought the field to green for the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Roepke gaining the advantage as Weaver challenged Capodice for second. Weaver would take the runner-up spot on lap three with Capodice, Nate Dussel, Bobby Clark, Jason Keckler and Steve Rando in tow.

With five laps scored Kyle Farmer and Trevor Baker would get together. When the green reappeared it only lasted a lap before Josh Harrison would spin. Again another lap and another Harrison spin. On the ensuing restart Weaver would muscle his way under Roepke to take the lead with Dussel moving into third.

With 10 laps to go Weaver found the back of the field, allowing Roepke and Dussel to close with Clark, Keckler and John Ivy giving chase. On lap 18 Weaver narrowly missed disaster in lapped traffic as Matt Foos would spin to give the leaders a clear track for a seven lap shoot-out.

When the green flew Weaver pulled away with Roepke trying to hold off the challenges of Dussel with Clark, Keckler and Ivy in pursuit. Weaver would drive to the win with Roepke narrowly holding off Dussel for second with Ivy and Clark rounding out the top five.

“He opened the bottom and I took it. Alvin would drift to the wall and I had to get out or risk running over his tire and crashing. When he gave me the lane I jumped on it,” explained Weaver of his winning move.

Dana “Fireball” Frey and Brandon Leighton paced the field for the 15 lap dirt truck feature. As soon as the green flew it was an immediate four truck battle for the lead with Cory McCaughey grabbing it over Leighton, Valenti and Frey. Valenti would move into second on lap two just before the caution would fly for a stalled Jeff Ward.

McCaughey and Valenti would battle when the green flew with Leighton trying to hold off Kent Brewer and Frey. Sam Weaver would bring out the caution on lap four. On the restart McCaughey now had his hands full with Valenti and Brewer with Frey, Brandon Stuckey and Keith Sorg staying close.

Valenti would drive into the lead on lap six, bringing Brewer to second though McCaughey didn’t give up. Following a caution for Weaver, Valenti and Brewer would wage a terrific battle for the lead. The pair would race side by side through the turns until the checkers.

Valenti would win by half a truck length over Brewer with McCaughey, Frey and Sorg rounding out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Sunday, May 29 with the BOSS Sprints running for $5,000 to win for the Mike Hensel Memorial. The 305 sprints will battle for $1,000 to win with the 602 late models also in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Jon Wright’s CustomChrome Plating Night

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying

1.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.460; 2.5T-Travis Philo, 12.469; 3.73-Chris Andrews, 12.499; 4.83M-Broc Martin, 12.507; 5.45L-Brian Lay, 12.526; 6.09-Craig Mintz, 12.534; 7.99-Brady Bacon, 12.629; 8.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.662; 9.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.670; 10.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.670; 11.3G-James McFadden, 12.690; 12.5-Byron Reed, 12.699; 13.9-Jordan Ryan, 12.709; 14.2+-Brian Smith, 12.720; 15.14H-Todd Heller, 12.746; 16.09X-Carson Macedo, 12.767; 17.46AU-Stuart Williams, 12.797; 18.60-Jody Keegan, 12.801; 19.23-DJ Foos, 12.867; 20.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.879; 21.8-Bryan Sebetto, 13.009; 22.57-Gary Edwards, 13.034; 23.27K-Ben Rutan, 13.043; 24.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 13.163; 25.13-Brandon Matus, 13.176; 26.24-Alex Paden, 13.248; 27.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.278; 28.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.291; 29.87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.330; 30.33-Brent Matus, 13.411; 31.901-Bob Lime, 13.506; 32.22R-Kevin Roberts, 13.592; 33.19-George Prosser, 13.895; 34.12-Nick Roberts, 14.537;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 8-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[2] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 4. 9-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[7] ; 7. 19-George Prosser[9] ; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 2+-Brian Smith[3] ; 2. 1st-Gary Taylor[4] ; 3. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 5. 57-Gary Edwards[1] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 7. 24-Alex Paden[7] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[8] ; 9. 12-Nick Roberts[9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 3. 99-Brady Bacon[5] ; 4. 14H-Todd Heller[3] ; 5. 27K-Ben Rutan[1] ; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 7. 901-Bob Lime[8] ; 8. 3G-James McFadden[4]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 09X-Carson Macedo[3] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts[8] ; 7. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[1] ; 8. 83M-Broc Martin[6]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 3. 13-Brandon Matus[6] ; 4. 24-Alex Paden[7] ; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel[10] ; 6. 33-Brent Matus[11] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 8. 22R-Kevin Roberts[13] ; 9. 8J-Jess Stiger[9] ; 10. 57-Gary Edwards[3] ; 11. 27K-Ben Rutan[4] ; 12. 12-Nick Roberts[15] ; 13. 901-Bob Lime[12] ; 14. 19-George Prosser[14]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 2. 1st-Gary Taylor[2] ; 3. 99-Brady Bacon[7] ; 4. 09-Craig Mintz[6] ; 5. 09X-Carson Macedo[13] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[8] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[9] ; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[12] ; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[11] ; 11. 60-Jody Keegan[15] ; 12. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[17] ; 13. 13-Brandon Matus[19] ; 14. 8J-Jess Stiger[24] ; 15. 14H-Todd Heller[10] ; 16. 23-DJ Foos[16] ; 17. 7-Shawn Valenti[23] ; 18. 24-Alex Paden[20] ; 19. 9-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 20. 27K-Ben Rutan[22] ; 21. 46AU-Stuart Williams[14] ; 22. 57-Gary Edwards[21] ; 23. 73-Chris Andrews[3] ; 24. 8-Bryan Sebetto[18]

Hard Charger: 8J-Jess Stiger +10

305 Sprints – Fremont Federal Credit Union

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

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[8] ; 4. 10X-Dustin Stroup[3] ; 5. 2F-Matt Foos[5] ; 6. 14-Rick Daughtery[6] ; 7. 41-Thomas Schinderle[7]

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

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[2] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 5. 1X-Dustin Dinan[6] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath[5]

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

1. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 3. 10-Josh Harrison[2] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 5. 44-Kyle Farmer[8] ; 6. 32H-Dan Hennig[7] ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker[6] ; 8. 66-Jamie Miller[5]

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

1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 14-Rick Daughtery[1] ; 3. 41-Thomas Schinderle[4] ; 4. 32H-Dan Hennig[3] ; 5. 45-Trevor Baker[6] ; 6. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath[7] ; 7. 26-Ryan French[9] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 9. 66-Jamie Miller[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 4. 77I-John Ivy[12] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 6. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 9. 41-Thomas Schinderle[17] ; 10. 1X-Dustin Dinan[14] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[16] ; 12. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 13. 10X-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 14. 2F-Matt Foos[13] ; 15. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 16. 14-Rick Daughtery[19] ; 17. 45-Trevor Baker[20] ; 18. 32H-Dan Hennig[18] ; 19. 10-Josh Harrison[11] ; 20. 44-Kyle Farmer[15]

Hard Charger: 77I-John Ivy +8

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1 (8 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 22-Brandon Leighton[2] ; 3. 33-Jeff Ward[9] ; 4. 4s-Keith Sorg[6] ; 5. 16-Jim Holcomb[3] ; 6. 99-Gene Potridge[8] ; 7. 0-Andy Keegan[4] ; 8. 72-Eric Potridge[5] ; 9. 26-Kyle Lagrou[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps)

1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[3] ; 2. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[8] ; 3. 7f-Dana Frey[2] ; 4. 5s-Brad Stuckey[6] ; 5. 4x-Sam Weaver[4] ; 6. 17x-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 7. 7G-Bryce Black[5]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7] ; 3. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[3] ; 4. 7f-Dana Frey[1] ; 5. 4s-Keith Sorg[6] ; 6. 5s-Brad Stuckey[5] ; 7. 17x-Dustin Keegan[12] ; 8. 22-Brandon Leighton[2] ; 9. 99-Gene Potridge[9] ; 10. 16-Jim Holcomb[13] ; 11. 0-Andy Keegan[11] ; 12. 4x-Sam Weaver[10] ; 13. 72-Eric Potridge[15] ; 14. 33-Jeff Ward[8] ; 15. 221-Jeff Warnick[17]

Hard Charger: 8KB-Kent Brewer +5

 

 

Clouse Clouts B.O.S.S. Field at Mercer Raceway Park;

Holden Three-peats on Same Tire; Jones, Moyer, Jones, Fulton, Simmons Also Score

(Mercer, PA May 25, 2016): Despite storms in several communities surrounding Mercer Raceway Park, Cooper Clouse scored the win, his second of the season, in the Rick's Trucks & Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series. The seventeen-year-old from Ohio City, OH, topped former series champion Shawn Westerfield. Taking the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified go for the third time in as many tries was defending champion Jimmy "the Jet" Holden, of Tiona.

Other winners were C.J. Jones (Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors), Ryan Moyer (Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars), Doug Jones (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites), Tyler Fulton (Eperther's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks), and Jordan Simmons (Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints).

Cooper Clouse was a bit apprehensive about racing his B.O.S.S. Sprint Car at Mercer Raceway Park. He had thought that the track configuration was a bit unusual. But, after climbing from his car after his second tour win of the season, he said "it's unbelievable, I like it [the track] a whole lot better now." Clouse and his crew hit on a set-up that was perfect for the racy track. "We had the car hooked up for this; two races, and two wins, it's a dream come true."

Clouse wrestled the lead away from Chad Wilson just a couple of laps into the B.O.S.S. feature. He set the car on cruise control and maintained a consistent lead over Wilson despite a couple of cautions. The final half of the race went non-stop. Over that stretch, Westerfield passed Wilson for second, but he could not reel in Clouse.

Jack Sodeman, Jr. moved into fifth in the early going, but him took him several laps to advance beyond that point. Sodeman was the highest finishing Mercer regular, crossing the line in fourth.

Fifth went to Drew Radar. Gale Ruth, Jr., another Mercer regular, was sixth. Mike Miller, a former series champion, was seventh, with Michael Fischesser eighth. Popular veteran Arnie Kent, a former Mercer regular, was ninth. He has limited his racing to the B.O.S.S. series in recent years. Justin Owen was tenth.

The heats for the twenty-six non-wing cars went to Brandon Spithaler, Westerfield, and Sodeman. The B Main winner was Carmen Perigo, Jr.

Jimmy Holden scored his third straight victory in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. What is so remarkable about the accomplishment is that he did it with the exact same right rear tire, one that was left over from the 2015 season. "We had a garage full of tires, and we said, man, these tires looked pretty good, you know. We picked out one and it was a tire we ran last year, a real nice tire, you know, and we won the first two features on it. We called it 'Chicken Dinner;' "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner.'" He continued the story, "we talked all week about maybe running it a third time, but everybody said, 'no, you never heard of Winner, Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner.'" Holden confessed that the tire may be done, now, "it was giving up on me at the end."

Holden led the entire way in the non-stop affair. "I figured, if anybody would be close, it would be Lonny [Riggs]," and Holden was right on point. Riggs was second this time out. That snapped Kyle Fink's run of second-place finishes. He was third. Jeff Schaffer made his season's debut with a new car, and brought in across in fourth. J.R. McGinley nipped Tommy Kristyak for fifth on the last lap.
After Kristyak came Eric Gabany, Jeff Shaffer, Jr., Sid Unverzagt, Jr., and Kevin Hoffman.
Holden and Riggs were best in their respective heats. There was no B Main.

A pair of cautions and one red flag were minor interruptions for George Hobaugh, Jr., but he blew the right rear tire coming through the final turns on the last lap. C.J. Jones, who passed a Cody Bova for second only moments before Hobaugh's misfortune, was the benefactor. Bova, Andy Priest, and Mike Marano, II also managed to slip ahead of the disappointed Hobaugh. Hobaugh limped across the line in fifth. Mike Miller, Vincent Daugherty, and Eric L. Williams were the remaining finishers. Justin Peck and George Englert were credited with top ten finishes based upon laps completed. Englert was unhurt in his flip in turn four. The preliminaries went to Hobaugh and Jones.

Defending track champion, Ryan Moyer, scored the easy victory in the the non-stop feature for the Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars. He broke the Orange Crush that had prevailed so far in 2016, Every race contested in this class was won by an orange car, that is, until Moyer cranked up his green machine. Shawn Smith raced his way into second, but he had no chance to catch the high-flying Moyer. William Hurrelbrink had the first orange car to cross the finish line, followed by Curt Bish, who led the early going with his orange car. Pat Fielding was fifth. Richard Chess and Garrett Calvert rounded out the field. Mike Hudzik was unable to start the feature. The heat winner was Hurrelbrink.

In the Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints, Jordan Simmons grabbed the lead just past the halfway mark, and he cruised to the victory, over Chase Metheny, who led laps two through six. Early leader Roman Jones took third. Fourth went to Ayden Cipriano. Maddie Bova was fifth. Sam Darby and Alivia Bish rounded out the field. Simmons also prevailed in the heat race.

In the Mini Stocks, presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles, Tyler Fulton overcame a severe overheating problem to score the win, ahead of Isaac Paden, and Shane Shook. Jacob Rice and Donny Akins comple3ted the top five. William Haylett was sixth, with Tim Callahan, Todd Hanlon, and Summer Pitts next in line. Ed Haylett was unable to start the feature. The heat was won by Callahan.

The Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites feature was dominated by Doug Jones, who led the entire fifteen lap distance. Shane Webb rode home in second, ahead of Jacob Bova. Vivian Jones was fourth, with Kurt Eckstrom fifth. Kevin Smith, Josh Christopher, Shane Pfeuffer, Bill Stivason and Dusty Frantz completed the top ten. The heat winners were Eckstrom and Doug Jones.

Next week, Mercer Raceway Park will have a Saturday Night Live! program. It will be Twin State Auto Racing Fan Club Night, with all members in good standing gaining free grandstand admission. The Midseason Championships will be held on June 11, and it will also be a Herr's Snack Foods Meet Your Heroes night.

Remember that you can get alerts regarding the cancellation of any racing event at Mercer Raceway Park sent directly to your smartphone or other electronic device. To register, please go to the track's website, www.mercerracewaypark.com, click on the icon for RainedOut.com, and follow the easy steps.

Marketing partners of Mercer Raceway Park include Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Mercer Hardware, Schaeffer's Specialized Lubricants, Scheidemantle Motors, Greenhill Farms Equipment, Inc., the Normandy Banquet Center of Hickory VFW Post 6166, Flynn's Tire & Auto Service, Pizza Joe's, Sharon Auto Wrecking, Inc., AMSOIL, Noga Ambulance Service, Inc., Pyrotechnico, Watson's, Inc., Big Dog Indoor Racing & Hobby, Ritenour Equipment Co., Herr's Foods, the American Cancer Society, Sunburst Environmental, and Lias Tires.

About Mercer Raceway Park: Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located minutes from both Interstate 79 and 80 just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented weekly from late March through late September. For more information, check out www.mercerracewaypark.com, www.twitter.com/mercerraceway, or www.facebook.com/mercerracewaypark.

Rick's Trucks & Equipment Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series: Cooper Clouse, Shawn Westerffield Chad Wilson, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Drew Radar, Gale Ruth, Jr., Mike Miller, Michael Fischesser, Arnie Kent, Justin Owen, Carmeren Perigo, Jr., Mark Rossey, Riley Van Hise, Aaron Middaugh, Zack Morrow, Stratton Briggs, Andy Feil, Dustin Smith, Brandon Spithaler, Steve Litte. DNQ: Jacob Gomola, Rick Holley, Joe Butera, Dave Jones, Gale Ruth, Sr., Bob McMillin.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, Lonny Riggs, Kyle Fink, Jeff Schaffer, J.R. McGinley, Tommy Kristyak, Eric Gabany, Jeff Shaffer, Jr., Sid Unverzagt, Jr., Kevin Hoffman, Erik Martin, Kevin Green, Richard Whitney (DNS).

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: C.J. Jones, Cody Bova, Andy Priest, Mike Marano, II, George Hobaugh, Jr., Mike Miller, Vincent Daugherty, Eric L. Williams, Justin Peck, George Englert, Jeremy Kornbau, Darin Gallagher, Harold Braden, Jr. (DNS), Bobby Kanisperski (DNS), Greg Dobrosky (DNS).

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Ryan Moyer, Shawn Smith, William Hurrelbrink, Curt Bish, Pat Fielding, Richard Chess, Garrett Calvert (DNS).

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Tyler Fulton, Isaac Paden, Shane Shook, Jacob Rice, Donny Akins, William Haylett, Tim Callahan, Todd Hanlon, Summer Pitts, Ed Haylett (DNS).

Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Doug Jones, Shane Webb, Jacob Bova, Vivian Jones, Kurt Eckstrom, Kevin Smith, Josh Christopher, Shane Pfeuffer, Bill Stivason, Dusty Frantz, Mark Marcucci, Chris Logan, Jason Johnston, Cody Cooper (DNS).

Elder Tractor Sales & Service Junior Sprints: Jordan Simmons, Chase Metheny, Roman Jones, Ayden Cipriano, Maddie Bova, Sam Darby, Alivia Bish.

 

 

Jared Zimbardi wins at Albany Saratoga

(Malta, NY) Jared Zimbardi was racing third on lap 10 until a caution that involved the two race leaders of Chuck Hebing and Danny Varin. Zimbardi was able to hold off a very quick Stewart Friesen and a hard charging Cory Sparks to win his first Patriot Sprint Tour event of the year.

The 23 car starting grid was ignited by pole sitter Chuck Hebing and Tommy Wickham as Hebing would be challenged early by Steve Poirier and Danny Varin. Varin would put the slide job on Hebing a number of times in the opening laps but could not overtake the lead as the would hit the starting mark.

On lap 8, Steve Poirier who was running third at the time pulled it into the infield with a mechanical failure.

Varin and Hebing would continue to race hard for the next two laps but Varin hit the turn four wall that caused a safety tire to be put on the racing surface which caused the yellow flag. Hebing would try to avoid a slowing lap car but hit an inside implement tire and was forced into the infield.

Meanwhile Jared Zimbardi and Stewart Friesen were racing heavy for third as they were not too far behind and they were both able to avoid the turn four caution and they would then be scored as the two new race leaders.

Zimbardi was able to have great restarts and use the outside of the 4/10th mile oval where he would rarely be challenged by the weekly modified regular in Friesen. Cory Sparks used a lap 21 restart to get a good run on top of then third place runner Paul Habeck to come home with third place. Habeck would settle for fourth while Matt Tanner would complete the top five.

Dane Lorenc dominated all four laps in the Evingham Site Excavation ‘Four Laps of Fame’ Dash over Matt Tanner and Cory Sparks.

With the win, Zimbardi also picks up the Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the deal’ winners bonus of $50.00. After a having a rough go of things for Warren Alexson who started 22nd in the A-Main, the Altamont, NY driver came ended up finishing 11th winning the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the night’ award which is also a $50.00 bonus. Denny Peebles won the Stampede Steakhouse ‘Final Finisher’ award as he was the final driver to be scored in the main event.

The series heads to the historic Fonda Speedway tonight (May 28) for the first time in series history. Gates will be opening up at 5:00 p.m. with racing beginning at 7:30 p.m.

For more information about the Patriot Sprint Tour, be sure to visit patriotsprinttour.com. ‘Like’ Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook. You can also follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

The Patriot Sprint Tour is a traveling 360 Sprint Car Series that visits tracks in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario.

Albany-Saratoga PST Results May 27, 2016 A-Verdi Storage Containers Night Heat 1: Steve Poirier, Jeff Cook, Paul Habeck, Cory Sparks, Mike Kiser, Kory Gurney, Bob Grey, Justin Barger (DNS) Heat 2: Chuck Hebing, Danny Varin, Tommy Wickham, Dane Lorenc, Steve Glover, Tyler Graves, James Hanson, Warren Alexson Heat 3: Jared Zimbardi, Stewart Friesen, Matt Tanner, Paulie Colagiovanni, Denny Peebles, Dave Just, Pete Richardson, Jason Barney (DNS) ESE Dash: Dane Lorenc, Matt Tanner, Cory Sparks, Mike Kiser, Kory Gurney A Main: JARED ZIMBARDI (1), Stewart Friesen, Cory Sparks, Paul Habeck, Matt Tanner, Jeff Cook, Justin Barger, Paulie Colagiovanni, Tommy Wickham, Dane Lorenc, Warren Alexson, Steve Glover, Pete Richardson, James Hanson, Dave Just, Denny Peebles, Bob Gray, Mike Kiser, Tyler Graves, Korey Gurney, Chuck Hebing, Danny Varin, Steve Poirier Shuttleworth’s ‘Seals the Deal’ Bonus: Jared Zimbardi ($50.00) Stampede Steakhouse ‘Final Finisher’: Denny Peebles ($50.00) Caseys Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the night’: Warren Alexson ($50.00)

 

 

Attica Raceway Park

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – On a slick race track there are few better than Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney. “The Low Rider” proved it again Friday at Attica Raceway Park as he threw a “slider” on Chad Kemenah on a restart with five laps to go and went on to score his 130th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory.

Blaney’s win on Tusing Builders/Kear’s Speed Shop Night is the 25th of his career at Attica of which 18 have been All Star victories.

“That was a hell of a race and a hell of a win. I apologize to James (McFadden) for getting into him. We were both racing really, really hard and I was coming pretty hard at that point and we were going for the same spot. We collected each other…fortunate enough I got through it. We will have some more runs…he’s here for about four months so I know we’ll race hard again,” said Blaney beside his Muddy Outdoor and Hunting Equipment, Big Game Tree Stands, Penske Shocks, Ti22 Performance, GF1 Chassis backed machine.

“I have to thank my guys George and Skippy and Donny…they do an unbelievable job. This is a brand new car. We put it together this week. We really haven’t been running very good, but this was flawless. First time in a long time from lap 20 on I got better,” added Blaney, a six time All Star champion.

Seven time Attica champion Byron Reed from Monclova, Ohio, would get around Kemenah late for a second place finish.

“We’ve had a really good year. We’ve been fast every night out. It felt good. I made one mistake and that’s where Dale got by me. I don’t know if he was a lot faster than me. I think maybe if I didn’t make that mistake it might have been different. I’m happy with what we did,” said Reed beside his Crown Battery, Kistler Engines backed #5.

Kemenah, from Alvada, Ohio, led laps 5 through 35, but would record a third place finish

“We keep hanging around the top five and we get better every time we come here. When it gets to the ‘creeper’ deal like that…that’s where he (Blaney) shines. We weren’t bad…not bad at all. We’ll keep working at it and get better. Every time we run in top five it adds up and the team gets better. You hang around long enough and the wins come in bunches,” said Kemenah beside his Hunter Racing, Seneca Energy, Brilex LLC, JRC Transport, DKW Transport, Champion Oil, Bonnel’s Rod Shop, Nighthawk Holdings backed #10H.

In the Sunoco American Late Model Series “Hammer Down” Doug Drown from Wooster, Ohio would hold off Matt Irey for his third win of the season at Attica. It is his 16th career victory at the track. But the night wasn’t easy as mechanical issues early had the team scrambling to make repairs

“We’ve won four out of the six races we’ve run. This Swartz Race Car is phenomenal. I don’t know why other people haven’t switched to them sooner. They are definitely a pretty damn good piece. I went a little harder on tires than the other guys,” said Drown beside his Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Konnections, Malcuit Racing Engines, Nationwide Vehicle Protection, Wooster Glass backed #240.

“The guys worked their butts off. We broke a header in hot laps. We welded one up…thanks to Byron Reed and Mike Bores for letting us borrow their welder. My son brought me another one from the house…it’s been an adventure in the pits for us. But the car was just phenomenal,” Drown added.

The Fremont Fence 305 Sprint feature was a barn-burner with Jason Keckler, Jamie Miller, Paul Weaver and Brandon Moore battling throughout. Keckler would withstand a restart with four laps to go to grab his second win of the season. It was the third of his career at Attica.

“I was a little bit nervous on that restart knowing Paul (Weaver) was behind me. I was wondering ‘is he up top or on the bottom.’ Paul’s usually on the top but I saw someone under me and I didn’t know if it was him or Jamie (Miller). I really didn’t want that yellow…especially when I saw who was behind me and how far back he had come from and knowing how good he is when the track gets like this,” said Keckler beside his Meggit Farms, Uncle Bob’s Paint Shop backed #25.

Broc Martin and Brady Bacon would bring the field to green for the 40-lap All Star feature with Martin gaining the advantage. Kemenah would quickly challenge Bacon for second as Martin pulled away slightly. The car on the move early was James McFadden. The Australian would drive into fourth on lap three and took third a circuit later.

Kemenah would drive to the high side of turn four on lap five to take the lead from martin with Bacon and McFadden trading the third spot lap after lap while Cap Henry and Byron Reed stayed close. McFadden would take third on lap seven and two laps later drove into second.

Following a caution on lap nine for a Bradley Howard spin, the racing up front would get very entertaining. Kemenah held on to the lead over McFadden, martin, Bacon, Henry, Blaney, Reed and Trey Jacobs. Henry would storm into third on lap 12 with Reed grabbing fourth a circuit later.

With 15 laps recorded Kemenah’s commanding lead began to dissipate as he drove into lapped traffic. McFadden was comfortably in second while Henry, Reed, and Blaney battled for third. At the half-way point, Kemenah would lead but the race for second had the huge crowd on the edge of their seats between McFadden, Henry, Reed and Blaney.

Henry would take the runner-up spot on lap 22 with McFadden, Blaney, Reed and Trey Jacobs in tow. Blaney and McFadden would make contact on lap 26, sending McFadden off the high side of turn three. On the restart Kemenah lead Henry, Blaney, Reed, Jacobs and Chris Andrews.

Kemenah narrowly avoided disaster with 10 laps to go when he jumped the cushion in turn four. He would gather it back up and maintained the lead over a closing Henry with Blaney, Reed, Jacobs and Andrews in pursuit. Howard and Martin would spin on opposite ends of the track on lap 32.

When the green reappeared Blaney and Reed would get around Henry. With five laps to go Bacon would spin. On the restart Blaney threw a slider at Kemenah and it stuck as “the Low Rider” took the lead. Kemenah would have his hands full now with Reed with Henry, Andrews and Jacobs staying close.

Reed would grab second on lap 38 but ran out of time to reel in Blaney.

“Cap was showing Chad his nose a little bit off of four and two. On the yellow with eight laps to go Chad dropped to the bottom of one and two. That left top open for me and I drove by Cap and it got me in a good spot. I wasn’t very good around the bottom. I couldn’t stop and go very good. Luckily enough he (Kemenah) kept running the bottom of one and two and it gave me an opportunity. It was up in the air what he was going to do on that restart. I thought he would drop but I didn’t know and it gave me a good run at him and I threw it across there and it stuck. I thought I’d see him back under me,” said Blaney of his winning move.

Behind Blaney, Reed and Kemenah, Henry and Andrews would round out the top five with rookie Trey Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver, Kraig Kinser (up from 26th starting spot), Dean Jacobs (up from 20th starting spot) and Travis Philo rounding out the top 10.

Drown and Devin Shiels led the field to green for the 30-lap late model feature. Drown would grab the lead over Matt Irey, Shiels, Brad Malcuit, Rob Anderzack, Ryan Markham and Mike Bores before a caution was displayed for a Larry Bellman, Nate Potts tangle.

On the restart Drown would be hounded by Irey with Shiels, Malcuit, Markham and Bores waging a terrific battle for third. With five laps in Drown had pulled away slightly from Irey with Shiels, Malcuit, Markham, Bores and Jon Henry in pursuit.

The final caution flew on lap 15 for a multi-car crash. This time on the restart Drown couldn’t shake Irey as the pair would run nose to tail the last half of the race. Meanwhile, the race for third continued to entertain between Shiels, Malcuit, Bores, Markham and Henry.

Henry was the car on the move as he drove into sixth with six laps remaining and into fourth by lap 26. No one was going to touch Drown as he drove to the win over Irey, Henry, Shiels and Bores.

“I had a little bit of a respect issue…on those restarts they hit me in the rear a little bit. I don’t understand. That’s why I locked them up. If you can’t pass on the race track you shouldn’t have to wreck somebody. I’m a little upset about that. But other than that the car was phenomenal,” Drown said.

Brandon Moore and Keckler brought the field to green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature but before a lap could be scored Dan McCarron and Thomas Schinderle would spin. On the ensuing restart Moore would grave the lead over Keckler, Kelsey Ivy and Seth Schneider.

Keckler would close on Moore by lap four and drove around him into the lead a lap later. Behind them was a great battle involving Ivy, Schneider, Jamie Miller and Paul Weaver. Miller took third on lap five and started to close on Keckler and Moore.

With 14 laps scored the battle for the lead was intense between Keckler, Miller, Moore and Weaver. It would have the fans on the edge of their seats until the caution flew with four laps to go for a Steve Rando spin.

The restart order was Keckler, Weaver, Miller, Moore and Ivy. Miller would regain second when the green flew but Weaver and Moore stayed close while Kyle Capodice moved into the top five. Keckler wouldn’t make a mistake and drove to the win over Miller, Weaver, Moore and Capodice.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action, Friday, June 10 on Burns Electric/Gordon Lumber Night. It will be a point night for the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service for the 410 sprints and for the JLH General Contractor 305 FAST Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro. The 305 sprints will also make up their rained out A-main from May 20. The dirt trucks will also be in action.

For a complete schedule of events go to www.atticaracewaypark.com and follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk and like Attica Raceway Park on Facebook.

Attica Raceway Park

Friday, May 27, 2016

Tusing Builders/Kear’s Speed Shop Night

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints - Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

Qualifying

1.73-Chris Andrews, 12.595; 2.99-Brady Bacon, 12.616; 3.24-Rico Abreu, 12.659; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 12.749; 5.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 12.771; 6.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.808; 7.83M-Broc Martin, 12.822; 8.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.833; 9.87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.854; 10.70-Danny Holtgraver, 12.854; 11.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.864; 12.8-Bryan Sebetto, 12.865; 13.21-Cap Henry, 12.901; 14.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.918; 15.9R-Jordan Ryan, 12.928; 16.23-DJ Foos, 12.954; 17.09x-Carson Macedo, 13.041; 18.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.098; 19.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.119; 20.5-Byron Reed, 13.159; 21.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.217; 22.3G-James McFadden, 13.323; 23.40-Caleb Helms, 13.328; 24.60K-Jody Keegan, 13.337; 25.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.349; 26.95-Hunter Mackison, 13.388; 27.45L-Brian Lay, 13.404; 28.5T-Travis Philo, 13.456; 29.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.469; 30.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.481; 31.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 13.553; 32.9-Jimmy Colvin, 13.662; 33.40i-Mark Imler, 13.682; 34.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.721; 35.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.829; 36.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.835; 37.8M-TJ Michael, 13.889; 38.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.956; 39.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.987; 40.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.034; 41.33M-Caleb Griffith, 14.065; 42.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.137; 43.5B-Chad Blonde, 14.209; 44.19-Joe Kubiniec, 14.315; 45.25M-Ken Mackey, 14.380; 46.1080-Jordan Mackison, 99.550;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. 73-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. 9x-Rob Chaney[7] ; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel[5] ; 7. 8-Bryan Sebetto[8] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[9] ; 9. 40i-Mark Imler[12] ; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison[11] ; 11. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 12. 60K-Jody Keegan[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 3. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 4. 09x-Carson Macedo[7] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 7. 9R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 8. 9-Jimmy Colvin[10] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[11] ; 11. 8J-Jess Stiger[12] ; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 7. 5B-Chad Blonde[10] ; 8. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 9. 19-Joe Kubiniec[11] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 3G-James McFadden[1] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[8] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 9. 33M-Caleb Griffith[9] ; 10. 25M-Ken Mackey[10] ; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison[11]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps, determines feature starting line-up)

1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[2] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 5. 3G-James McFadden[8] ; 6. 73-Chris Andrews[3] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to B)

1. 60-Kory Crabtree[1] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[2] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 5. 5B-Chad Blonde[9] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[3] ; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison[12] ; 9. 7-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 10. 19-Joe Kubiniec[10] ; 11. 25M-Ken Mackey[11] ; 12. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 24-Rico Abreu[1] ; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 5. 9R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 7. 8-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 8. 9-Jimmy Colvin[13] ; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[16] ; 10. 23-DJ Foos[7] ; 11. 40i-Mark Imler[14] ; 12. 60-Kory Crabtree[15] ; 13. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[12] ; 14. 60K-Jody Keegan[9] ; 15. 95-Hunter Mackison[10] ; 16. 45L-Brian Lay[11]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[12] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 5. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[9] ; 7. 70-Danny Holtgraver[13] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[26] ; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[20] ; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 11. 8M-TJ Michael[25] ; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[16] ; 13. 24-Rico Abreu[21] ; 14. 81-Lee Jacobs[24] ; 15. 9x-Rob Chaney[17] ; 16. 09x-Carson Macedo[14] ; 17. 40-Caleb Helms[11] ; 18. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[18] ; 19. 87-Aaron Reutzel[23] ; 20. 99-Brady Bacon[2] ; 21. 16-Stuart Brubaker[15] ; 22. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 23. 3G-James McFadden[5] ; 24. 49H-Bradley Howard[19] ; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 26. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[22]

Hard Charger: 11K-Kraig Kinser +18

Fremont Fence 305 Sprints -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[4] ; 3. 41-Thomas Schinderle[6] ; 4. 39C-Scott Riley[3] ; 5. 6-Ray Thurston[1] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[5] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 66-Jamie Miller[3] ; 2. 4T-James Taddeo[2] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[6] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[7] ; 6. 14-Rick Daugherty[1] ; 7. 1X-Dustin Dinan[5]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A)

1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 3. 49-Coty Runion[4] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[6] ; 5. 45-Trevor Baker[7] ; 6. 7-Dylan Kingan[3] ; 7. 94K-Kevin Mingus[5]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 6 to A)

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 4. 6-Ray Thurston[1] ; 5. 45-Trevor Baker[4] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[10] ; 7. 14-Rick Daugherty[7] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[5] ; 9. 94K-Kevin Mingus[12] ; 10. 7-Dylan Kingan[8] ; 11. 1X-Dustin Dinan[11] ; 12. 9R-Dustin Rall[9]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 2. 66-Jamie Miller[6] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[14] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[10] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[3] ; 8. 10X-Dustin Stroup[12] ; 9. 77I-John Ivy[9] ; 10. 4*-Tyler Street[15] ; 11. 8-Bobby Clark[18] ; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron[19] ; 13. 4T-James Taddeo[8] ; 14. 39C-Scott Riley[13] ; 15. 11G-Luke Griffith[17] ; 16. 2-Ricky Peterson[16] ; 17. 19R-Steve Rando[11] ; 18. 41-Thomas Schinderle[7] ; 19. 45-Trevor Baker[21] ; 20. 97-Kyle Peters[22] ; 21. 49-Coty Runion[4] ; 22. 6-Ray Thurston[20]

Hard Charger: 1W-Paul Weaver +11

Sunoco ALMS Late Models -

Heat 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[3] ; 3. 7-Dave Hornikel[5] ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 5. 14-JR Gentry[8] ; 6. 007-Rick Bond[1] ; 7. 03-Jim Gingery[6] ; 8. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[4]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps)

1. 79-Brad Malcuit[3] ; 2. 8A-Rob Anderzack[5] ; 3. 15-Jon Henry[6] ; 4. 59-Larry Bellman[1] ; 5. 00-Mathew Chapman[7] ; 6. B4U-Brad Eitniear[4] ; 7. 12-Kent Brewer[2]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[5] ; 3. 53M-Hillard Miller[6] ; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed[3] ; 5. 30-Nate Potts[7] ; 6. 13-Scott Smith[4] ; 7. 12M-Bobby Michaels[1]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 240-Doug Drown[1] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[4] ; 3. 15-Jon Henry[8] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[2] ; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[10] ; 6. 79-Brad Malcuit[3] ; 7. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed[12] ; 9. B4U-Brad Eitniear[17] ; 10. 00-Mathew Chapman[14] ; 11. 8A-Rob Anderzack[5] ; 12. 007-Rick Bond[16] ; 13. 14-JR Gentry[13] ; 14. 53M-Hillard Miller[9] ; 15. 12-Kent Brewer[20] ; 16. 30-Nate Potts[15] ; 17. 59-Larry Bellman[11] ; 18. 40-Wayne Maffett Jr[22] ; 19. 12M-Bobby Michaels[21] ; 20. 13-Scott Smith[18]

 

 

Horstman, Koz, Anderson start Memorial Day weekend with wins.

Lima OH
May 27, 2016

Memorial Day weekend brings the unofficial start to summer, and the traditional triple header for the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders. The 360 sprints took to the highbanks at Limaland Motorsports Park for the 17th Annual Memorial Cup, presented by Anheuser Busch Sales of Lima, with #17 Jared Horstman, picking up the win. The K&N Filters UMP Modifieds feature was won by #16 Jeff Koz, and the Bud Thunderstock feature was picked up by #22T Tony Anderson.

Kicking off the night was the 5 lap McDonalds Dash for Cash featuring the Bud Thunderstoks this week. #67 "Chili Dog" Eddie Shaner grabbed the $100 dash win courtesy of Lima/Allen County McDonalds restaurants.

Features were led off by the NRA Sprint Invaders. #B20 Butch Schroeder and #49T Gregg Dalman would lead the field to green with Schroeder grabbing the early advantage. Elida Ohio's Max Stambaugh in the family owned #5m would move to 2nd early before fading to finish 4th. A lap 3 red flag for #11 Tim Allison tipping over would be the only caution in the 25 lap A Main with Allison able to refire and rejoin the field. #2 Kyle Sauder methodically picked his way through the field from his 8th place starting position to grab the lead on lap 8, but all eyes were on Horstman, as he headed up to the high side of the track and began his march to the front. On lap 12, Horstman would throw a big slidejob on Sauder for the lead but Sauder crossed over and regained the point with Horstman in tow. As the duo made their way through lapped traffic, Horstman would use the lapped car of #11 Tim Allison as a pick to grab the lead from Sauder for good on lap #20. Horstman would win over Sauder, with Schroeder, Stambaugh, and #85 Dustin Daggett rounding out the top 5.

Next up were the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds in their 20 lap A Main. A Pair of 18 cars, driven by Randy Lines and Ryan Sutter would lead the field to the green flag, after a spin on the intial start causing a complete restart. Lines would grab the early advantage, but Sutter would stay close with defending track champion, Jeff Koz in the Jared and Wendy Bennett owned #16 in 3rd. Sutter would grab the lead from Lines with Koz working the high side to make it a 3 way battle for the lead. Koz would work by Sutter, but #9 Ken Schrader would start his march to the front, getting by Sutter for 2nd on lap 14. Schrader, the longtime NASCAR competitior would grab the lead briefly from Koz with a lap 16 slidejob, but Koz would cross back over, with the 2 running wheel to wheel through lap 17 when Schrader tried again to get by Koz, this time using the middle of the track and drifting high thru turn 4, leaving no room for error for Koz, who would "thread the needle" between the turn 4 wall and Schrader's car, getting a great run off the corner and pulling away to grab his 3rd win of the season in defense of his 2015 track championship. Schrader would be 2nd, with Sutter 3rd, #11H Mike Hohlbein 4th, and #L5 Casey Luedeke completing the top 5.

Completing the Memorial Cup event were the Bud Thunderstocks in their 15 lap A Main. The current points leader #22T Tony Anderson and #21D Bob Daugherty would bring the field to green with Anderson leading Daugherty on the bottom of the track while #82 Chris Douglas would head to the high grabbing the 2nd spot. Anderson seemed to have the race well in hand even after restarts bunched the field back up, but on lap 12, Anderson narrowly avoided disaster, as he nearly collided with #32 Scott Boyd Jr, as Boyd went a lap down. This would allow Douglas to close in for one final challenge on the high side, but the cushion let Douglas down in turn one, as he would skim the wall, losing precious momentum, and allowing Anderson to get away for the win. Douglas would come home 2nd, with Daugherty 3rd, after a hard fought battle with 4th and 5th place finishers #00 Dean Pitts, and #67 Eddie Shaner.

The K&L Ready Mix Sprint Invaders hit the track at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday May 28th and Eldora Speedway on Sunday May 29th for the remainder of their triple header weekend. find details at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, and www.eldoraspeedway.com

Limaland Motorsports Park is back in action next Friday with 4 Banger Friday, presented by St. Rita's Health Partners, and featuring 4 classes of racing action, including the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds, the Bud Thunderstocks, and special guests 4cylinder Tough Trucks, brought to you by Ulms Inc. Visit www.limaland.com for more details

Limaland Motorsports Park - 5/27/2016
Anheuser Busch Night

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints
Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)
1. 49T-Gregg Dalman
2. 17-Jared Horstman
3. 3-Kyle Locke
4. 49-Shawn Dancer
5. 77X-Alex Hill
6. 12-Nick Roberts
7. 10P-Jim Perricone
8. 23J-Zane Devault

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)
1. B20-Butch Schroeder
2. 11R-Chase Ridenhour
3. 23-Devon Dobie
4. 31-Andy Teunessen
5. 5W-Jeff Williams
6. 23G-Joe Geibe
7. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr
8. 91L-Alexis Adgate

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)
1. 85-Dustin Daggett
2. 11-Tim Allison
3. 30-Hud Horton
4. 10J-Jarrod Delong
5. 28-Phil Gressman
6. 27-Brad Lamberson
7. 23M-Jack Miller
8. 67-Chris Durand

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh
2. 2-Kyle Sauder
3. 6S-Jr Stewart
4. 57-Mike Dunlap
5. 38-Matt Westfall
6. 6-Sean Hosey
7. 16-Ryan Ruhl

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 2 Transfer)
1. 77X-Alex Hill
2. 5W-Jeff Williams
3. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr
4. 23J-Zane Devault
5. 10P-Jim Perricone
6. 23G-Joe Geibe
7. 91L-Alexis Adgate
8. 12-Nick Roberts

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 2 Transfer)
1. 28-Phil Gressman
2. 38-Matt Westfall
3. 23M-Jack Miller
4. 27-Brad Lamberson
5. 6-Sean Hosey
6. 67-Chris Durand
7. 16-Ryan Ruhl

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 17-Jared Horstman[5]
2. 2-Kyle Sauder[8]
3. B20-Butch Schroeder[1]
4. 5M-Max Stambaugh[4]
5. 85-Dustin Daggett[3]
6. 6S-Jr Stewart[12]
7. 23-Devon Dobie[10]
8. 11R-Chase Ridenhour[6]
9. 57-Mike Dunlap[16]
10. 49T-Gregg Dalman[2]
11. 49-Shawn Dancer[13]
12. 30-Hud Horton[11]
13. 28-Phil Gressman[18]
14. 77X-Alex Hill[17]
15. 31-Andy Teunessen[14]
16. 11-Tim Allison[7]
17. 10J-Jarrod Delong[15]
18. 38-Matt Westfall[20]
19. 5W-Jeff Williams[19]
20. 3-Kyle Locke[9]

K&N UMP Modifieds
Heat 1 - (4 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)
1. 9-Ken Schrader
2. 18S-Ryan Sutter
3. L5-Casey Luedeke
4. 3W-Dylan Woodling
5. 12B-Kelly Bowlby
6. 22L-Bill Lewis
7. 5-Scott Fitzpatrick
8. 1-Will Norris

Heat 2 - (4 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)
1. 34X-Andy Bibler
2. 18-Randy Lines
3. 17T-Mike Tarlton
4. 4G-Bill Griffith
5. 36D-Tom Conrad Jr.
6. 52-Jordon Bailey
7. 97A-Rodney Hurst
8. 10L-Nathon Loney

Heat 3 - (4 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)
1. 16-Jeff Koz
2. 65-Todd Sherman
3. 17N-Dillon Nusbaum
4. 19B-Brandon Ordway
5. 36-Brandon Vaughon
6. 20K-Bill Keeler
7. O1-Jared Spalding

Heat 4 - (4 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)
1. 11H-Mike Hoblein
2. 22T-Tony Anderson
3. 10B-Scott Bowersock
4. 4-Mike Learman
5. 19-Ryan Ordway
6. 31M-Ed Minnich
7. 7-Jeff Geis

B-Main #1 - (8 Laps - Top 2 Transfer)
1. 12B-Kelly Bowlby
2. 10L-Nathon Loney
3. 36D-Tom Conrad Jr.
4. 22L-Bill Lewis
5. 52-Jordon Bailey
6. 5-Scott Fitzpatrick
7. 97A-Rodney Hurst
8. 1-Will Norris

B-Main #2 - (8 Laps - Top 2 Transfer)
1. 36-Brandon Vaughon
2. O1-Jared Spalding
3. 20K-Bill Keeler
4. 31M-Ed Minnich
5. 7-Jeff Geis
6. 19-Ryan Ordway

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 16-Jeff Koz[4]
2. 9-Ken Schrader[6]
3. 18S-Ryan Sutter[2]
4. 11H-Mike Hoblein[3]
5. L5-Casey Luedeke[9]
6. 34X-Andy Bibler[5]
7. 18-Randy Lines[1]
8. 10B-Scott Bowersock[12]
9. 65-Todd Sherman[7]
10. 22T-Tony Anderson[8]
11. 36-Brandon Vaughon[18]
12. 3W-Dylan Woodling[13]
13. 4-Mike Learman[16]
14. 10L-Nathon Loney[19]
15. 4G-Bill Griffith[14]
16. 17N-Dillon Nusbaum[11]
17. O1-Jared Spalding[20]
18. 12B-Kelly Bowlby[17]
19. 19B-Brandon Ordway[15]
20. 17T-Mike Tarlton[10]

 

 

RMMRA

The first event of the RMMRA season was one for the books! With 23 cars, racing action opened up with heat race action. Veteran Bob Harr opened up the season on a strong note taking the win in heat one. The second heat win went to 2015 Champion Keith Rauch. Mark Hamilton, driving the Hamilton Motorsports Stealth/Esslinger took the win in heat three.
Three time RMMRA champion, Tony Rossi driving the XXX/Mopar takes the first win of 2015 in a tight battle with Chris Sheil, Bob Harr, Brent Rees, and Keith Rauch rounding out the top five.
Full results are:
Heat #1
Bob Harr, Brent Rees, Paul Babich, Zack Merritt, Mark Bensenberg, Steve Estrada, Ashley Oarter, Lance Bennett
Heat #2
Keith Rauch, Tony Rossi, Chris Sheil, Greg Schaefer, Troy Simpson, Jeff Crook, Carson Garrett
Heat #3
Mark Hamilton, Ryan Oerter, Dustin Weland, Zac Taylor, Jesse Fernandez, Bobby Gorczyca, Larry Bensenberg - DNS
Feature
1. Tony Rossi 14
2. Chris Sheil 12
3. Bob Harr 2
4. Brent Rees 3m
5. Keith Rauch 27
6. Zack Merritt 74
7. Dustin Weiland 88
8. Greg Schaefer 47
9. Zac Taylor 71
10. Jesse Fernandez 97
11. Steve Newman 11
12. Mark Hamilton 76
13. Mark Bensenberg 5
14. Troy Simpson 7
15. Ryan Oerter 43
16. Ashley Oerter 16
17. Larry Bensenberg 55
18. Steve Estrada 57
19. Carson Garrett 15c
20. Paul Babich 69
21. Lance Bennett 10
22. Jeff Crook 5j
23. Bobby Gorczyca 22

Great start to the season for our little group on an island! Our next event is a two night show starting Friday the 17th of June at Phillips County Speedway in Holyoke,CO followed on Saturday night the 18th back at I-76 Speedway in Ft. Morgan.

 

 

MUST SEE RACING

ANDERSON, Ind. (May 25, 2016) -- What a birthday it was for veteran car owner Ron Koehler on Wednesday night at Anderson Speedway.

Koehler, who celebrated turning 79 throughout the day with the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series presented by Engine Pro, was able to add a special present to the night when his driver Chris Neuenschwander took down a stunning maiden victory in the Ivy Tech 60 presented by Sam Pierce Chevrolet.

Neuenschwander took the lead from polesitter Jeff Bloom on the outside lane going into turn one and never looked back, leading all 60 laps of the A-main en route to his first-career series victory and ending the streak of Anderson victories for defending series champion Jimmy McCune at three.

"I've won here one other time in a winged car, but tonight is really special," an emotional Neuenschwander, who becomes the 16th different driver to win a Must See Racing feature, said in victory lane. "This was a great machine tonight. It was absolutely on a rail. Anyone probably could have won this race (looking on from the stands), that's how close the field was. But for us, this was just one of those nights where the car was right, the driver was right and the luck was right ... and all of that put together got us a really big win."

"Ron's a really happy camper tonight," he added with a big grin. "This means a lot to him, too, and we're gonna celebrate this one. You can count on that."

Neuenschwander was shuffled up onto the front row after fast qualifier Jacob Wilson rolled a six on the inversion die, and the race winner said after the race that track position was key.

"Clean air helped us a lot in the race. The car was just fantastic; that's probably one of the best cars I've ever had to drive. I don't know if we could have come through the field, but we were out front and that made it work tonight."

The race's only yellow flag flew coming to complete lap two, when Brad Wyatt lost the right front wheel off his No. 81 Mike Blake Racing entry and narrowly missed hitting the turn one wall. While Wilson -- who had a huge run on the outside -- was in the process of passing McCune for the runner-up spot, the pass was negated by the caution flag.

That set up a mammoth battle between the two for the final 59 laps, who scrambled in and out of traffic and could not get away from each other as Neuenschwander deftly scooted away. By the time the checkered flag fell, the New Haven, Indiana driver was 1.5 seconds clear of McCune, who ultimately finished second and assumed the series points lead.

"I don't think there was a difference, tonight, honestly. He was just out in clean air and a little bit better," McCune admitted. "I got to him once but couldn't do anything with him, and then had a bit of a time keeping Wilson back there. All in all though, I'm just happy to be standing here on the frontstretch with a second-place finish after the way this car was driving earlier in the day. We worked on it and worked on it, and it was pretty good at the end."

Wilson rounded out the podium in third, and said after the race that he had the top lane working -- the caution that set him back to third simply kept him from challenging.

"We could have kept up with Chris if we had gotten to second ... but it just wasn't in the cards. I think I need to call in a favor to (track owner) Rick (Dawson) and have him make this place a little wider," Wilson joked. "I think that would have helped. We were trying to work it on the high lane -- the car was great after we changed the drive line (before the feature) -- but McCune just made it wide enough to keep us held down there."

Hometown favorite Aaron Pierce struggled and ended the night in fourth, the first car one lap down. Wisconsin's David Byrne, the fastest car from practice, rounded out the top five finishers.

Koehler, who came home eighth, said he was just thankful to finally put a car in Must See Racing victory lane -- something he said he wished might happen during the driver's meeting, when series officials and his fellow drivers presented him with a special birthday cake and impromptu celebration.

"He's a great driver, and I'm thrilled to death that we're standing here tonight. I said to everyone earlier today that I wanted one of my cars in victory lane, and sure enough, here we are. It's my 79th birthday, but I'm happy enough that I feel like I'm 16 again! Just a fun race. I'm happy, and my cars aren't wrecked. That's the best part!"

Wilson kicked off the night by setting the Engine Pro Quick Time around the quarter-mile oval, posting a lap of 10.557 seconds (85.251 mph) in his No. 07 Mitch Smith Auto Services/Anderson Transport sprinter. Neuenschwander and Jerry Caryer split the two 10-lap heat races that served as a prelude to the night's feature action.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday, June 3 with their inaugural event at the half-mile Madison International Speedway in Oregon, Wisconsin.

For more information on Must See Racing, including results, points standings, driver and team information and more, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Ivy Tech 60 pres. by Sam Pierce Chevrolet; Anderson Speedway; May 25, 2016

Engine Pro Time Trials (best of two laps): 1. #07 - Jacob Wilson, 10.557 seconds (85.251 mph); 2. #40 - David Byrne, 10.593; 3. #88 - Jimmy McCune, 10.710; 4. #26 - Aaron Pierce, 10.768; 5. #10 - Chris Neuenschwander, 10.808; 6. #26 - Jeff Bloom, 10.832; 7. #7* - Joe Swanson, 10.883; 8. #75C - Jerry Caryer, 11.015; 9. #81 - Brad Wyatt, 11.095; 10. #0 - Christian Koehler, 11.771; 11. #10K - Ron Koehler, 12.010; 12. #71 - Brian Vaughn, 14.229.

Mahle Heat Race #1 (10 laps; all transfer): 1. Chris Neuenschwander, 2. Jimmy McCune, 3. Brad Wyatt, 4. Joe Swanson, 5. Ron Koehler, 6. Jacob Wilson

SpeedPro Heat #2 (10 laps; all transfer): 1. Jerry Caryer, 2. Aaron Pierce, 3. David Byrne, 4. Christian Koehler, 5. Jeff Bloom, 6. Brian Vaughn.

Ivy Tech 60 pres. by Sam Pierce Chevrolet & Engine Pro (60 laps): 1. Chris Neuenschwander, 2. Jimmy McCune, 3. Jacob Wilson, 4. Aaron Pierce, 5. David Byrne, 6. Joe Swanson, 7. Jerry Caryer, 8. Ron Koehler, 9. Jeff Bloom, 10. Christian Koehler, 11. Brian Vaughn, 12. Brad Wyatt.

Feature Lap Leaders: Neuenschwander 1-60.

Cautions: One (Lap 1)

 

 

Berth, Loehr, Goeden and Rick Scheffler win at PDTR 5-21-16

By: Amy Juech

Cellcom B Mods were out first this evening. Jeremy Walvoored (Howards Grove) and Cody Eickberg (Plymouth) brought the field to the green. Eickberg jumped out to and early lead with Brandon Berth (Cascade) behind. Quick caution waved for a car that spun. Eickberg had another strong restart with Berth right behind who attempted to pass. Walvoord and Justin Bauer (Sheboygan Falls) are side by side for fourth. Berth passed Eickerg for the lead. Glen Blanke (Sheboygan Falls) worked his way around Walvoord for third. Berth and Eickberg pulled away from the field with over a front stretch lead. Brandon Knepprath (Kewaskum) passed Blanke for fourth; Blanke lost momentum quickly and spun in turn two bringing out a caution. Berth controlled the restart with Eickberg behind. Lap ten Bauer and Brian Konitzer (Sheboygan) collided bringing out a caution. Berth attempted a restart only to be brought back with a caution for Patrick Hanson (Sheboygan Falls) who spun and left the track under the second unassisted spin rule. Eickberg was right behind Berth on the restart but mechanical issues made him slow on the back stretch and another caution waved. Gary Glander (Sheboygan Falls) avoided Eickberg and ended up sideways on the back stretch. Berth led the field back to the green with Larry Zirbel (Iron Ridge) trailing behind. Spencer Long (Sheboygan Falls) brought out a caution after spinning in turn two. Driver’s notified next flag is also the checkers, time limit was reached. Berth remained in control with Zirbel right behind. Walvoord, Knepprath and Glander competed for third through fifth place. Spensor Long spun bringing out the last caution as the checkers flew. Brandon Berth won, followed by Larry Zirbel, Jeremy Walvoord, Brandon Knepprath, and Gary Glander. Hard charger passing 9 was Larry Zirbel. Heat Winners: Cody Eickberg and Larry Zirbel

Grand nationals were out next with Matt Loehr (Mt. Clavary) and Tim Simon (Fond du Lac) setting the pace of this 25 lap feature event. Loehr took control of the field early, Dan Sorce (West Allis) tucked in behind. An extensive caution waved on lap one for Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis), Matt Jackson (Sheboygan) and Mark Fieber (Cascade) tangling and hooked together in turn four. Loehr stayed out front on the restart. Donny Singer (Waldo) had mechanical issues and slowed in turn four. Loehr was still out front over Dan Sorce. Tyler Kulow (New Holstein), Steven Weber (Plymouth) and Matt Yancey (Sheboygan) were three wide for fourth place on lap three. Brad Weiss (Cascade) brought out a caution for mechanical issues in turn one. Loehr was over Dan Sorce on the restart. Patrick Marcott (Menomonee Falls) and Don Sorce tangle; resulted in Marcott black flagged for unsportsman like conduct. Sorce attempted to pass Loehr on the restart, Brian Giles (Plymouth) spun in turn four without getting another lap completed. Yancey and Weber battled for fourth then Brian Cesar (Sheboygan) joined in. Another caution waved, driver’s notified next flag is checkered time limit has been reached. Loehr has another strong restart with Dan Sorce and Yancey looked in. Jackson and Kulow swapped sixth place. Don Sorce steadily worked his way through traffic. Final caution waved bringing out the checkers on lap 11. Winner was Matt Loehr over Dan Sorce followed by Matt Yancey, Brian Cesar and Steven Weber. Hard chargers passing 7 each were Brian Cesar and Josh Pierce. B-Main Results: Justin Erickson, Josh Pierce, Richard Hed, Patrick Marcott, Melissa Singer and Shane Long Heat Winners: Dan Sorce, Don Sorce Jr. and Matt Jackson

Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum) and Doug Wondra (Oakfield) made up the front row of the Aldag –Honald Mechanical Sprints. Wenninger snuck out to an early lead over Lance Fassbender (Burnett). Jim Melis (Glenbeulah) worked on Wondra for fourth. Donny Goeden (Kewaskum) went outside Kurt Davis (West Allis) for tenth. Randy Walters (Cascade) and Will Gerrites (Waupun) collided but manage to keep racing. Kevin Karnitz (West Bend) and Andrew Westphal (Fond du Lac) swapped seventeenth place. Wenninger slowly pulled away and gained on lap traffic. Paul Pokorski (West Bend) spun between turns three and four, collected Anthony Knierim (Franksville) which brought out a caution. Wenninger had new company of Tim Haddy (Waupun) on the restart. Dr. Brandon McMullen (Plymouth), Davis and Goeden competed for sixth. Wondra brought out a caution, and then Mitchell Yurmanovich (Cascade) spun on the restart, results in another quick caution. Goeden passed Wenninger on the outside for the lead. Davis and McMullen both attempted and successfully passed Melis. Westphal, Karnitz and Dannon Tessmer (Allenton) swapped positions in the back. Fassbender and Danny Schlafer (Sussex) both passed Haddy for third and fourth. Goeden was flying and caught lapped traffic of Spyder Akright (Sheboygan Falls) and Will Gerritts. Fassbender worked on Wenninger and managed to pass for second. Goeden was caught up in lapped traffic when Fassbender went outside in an attempt to pass Goeden on the white flag lap. Checkers flew for Goeden, followed by Lance Fassbender, Danny Schlafer, Shane Wenninger and Kurt Davis. Hard chargers passing 10 cars each were Donny Goeden and Danny Schlafer. B-Main Results: Dannon Tessmer, Ken Jay Fiedler, Kevin Karnitz, Andrew Westphal, Will Gerrist and Randy Walter Heat Winners: Chris Clayton, Donny Goeden, Jim Melis and Lance Fassbender

Johnsonville Sausage Late Models rolled trackside last with Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah) and Rick Scheffler (Waukesha) setting the pace. Chris Carlson (Union Grove) and Phil Rehberg (Waukesha) spun in turn two for our first caution before we even had a lap in. Rick Scheffler controlled the field over Russ Scheffler (Waukesha) and Buhler on the restart. On lap one David Jaeger (West Bend), Charlie Schmidt (Oostburg) and Adam Janke (Bear Creek) tangled in turn four. Rick Scheffler pulled out to an early lead on the restart. Buhler looked outside Russ Scheffler for second. There were many drivers swapping positions sixth on back running two and three wide at times. Turk Letezia (Milwaukee) and Taylor Scheffler battled for fifth. Justin Schmidt (Cleveland) attempted to join in the battle. Joel Bennett (Hortonville) and Billy Rezutek (Big Bend) swapped ninth. Rick Scheffler slowly pulled away from the pack with a front stretch lead over second, caught lapped traffic. Taylor Scheffler moved up to fifth place. Eric Michaels (Cleveland) pulled into the infield with mechanical issues. Rehberg and Schmidt battled to stay on the lead lap. Jim Schmidt (Cleveland) looked outside Buhler for third. Brad Mueller (Random Lake) and Tony Peterson (Big Bend) swapped tenth place. Randy Markwardt (Sheboygan), Bennett and Peterson attempted three wide for a whole lap. Rick Scheffler placed two lapped cars between himself and Russ Scheffler. Russ Scheffler attempted everything to pass Rick on the outside. Rick Scheffler crossed the double checkers first followed by Russ Scheffler, Tim Buhler, Jim Schmidt and Taylor Scheffler. Hard chargers passing six cars each were Taylor Scheffler and Brad Mueller. Heat Winners: Chris Carlson, TimBuhler and Russ Scheffler

Special thank you to A-1 Appliance Repair for being the evening trophy sponsor. Please join us next week for Military Night. All kids get a free flag. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Double X Speedway California, MO May 22, 2016

By: Dean Reichel

For Immediate Release--

Randy Martin made his first visit to Double-X Speedway Sunday night one for the books as he parked his #14 winged sprint car in victory lane for a slightly emotional and crowd pleasing feature win. Starting third on the grid, Martin settled into third behind leader Jonathan Cornell and young shoe Ben Brown. The sprint car veteran passed young Brown on lap 5 and began to look for Cornell who had opened up a straightaway lead on the field. In an uncharacteristic slip, Cornell spun a 360 degree spin in turn 1 which caused an automatic caution flag on the track relegating him to the end of the lead lap cars. Martin inherited the lead on the ensuing restart which was negated as Taylor Walton tumbled off of turn 4 bringing out the red flag. Racing resumed on lap six with Martin in the lead and Cornell moving up through the field. After a caution on lap nine Martin still led followed by Brown, TJ Muths and Cornell. A lap later Cornell would move into third and on lap twelve he would overtake Brown for the second spot. By this time, Martin had a comfortable lead but a yellow after the completion of lap fifteen would bring Cornell to the rear bumper of the #14. Martin lead the next six laps with Cornell trying to mount a challenge. Meanwhile Tyler Blank had moved into third bringing Evan Martin to fourth with Muths holding the number five spot. The red flag flew at the completion of lap 21 as Ben Brown made contact with the front stretch wall and continued his string of tough luck this season with a dramatic flip at the flag stand. A four lap dash would decide the outcome of the event, with Cornell trying every move he could, the veteran Martin claimed the victory. In victory lane Martin congratulated the hard charging Cornell and also credited his brother Ronnie Martin for putting the winning setup under the black #14. Following Martin and Cornell under the checkered flag, Blank came home a strong third, Evan Martin claimed fourth and youngster Miles Paulus was fifth. Another young shoe Broc Elliott was sixth at the stripe. Ben Brown and Cornell claimed the heat races for the evening.

The very competitive street stock class saw another "old guy" claim his first victory at Double-X in 2016. Steve Beach of Eldon, put his #10 machine into victory lane in his second trip to the track this year. Beach had to keep hard charging Cole Henson at bay throughout the 15 lap affair. The duo would run 1-2 the entire event with a lot of shuffling and racing taking place behind them. Point leader Derek Henson would ultimately claim third, with visitor Dean Willie finishing fourth and last week's feature winner Harlan Dowell rounding out the top five. Beach and Cole Henson were victorious in the heat races.

The 600cc Micro Sprints saw a familiar face in victory lane at Warrensburg driver Kameron Key put the 7JR machine in victory lane. Jimmy Dowell drove a great race claiming second over hard charging Nick Rasa. Garrett Hulsey was fourth in his first visit to Double X in 2016 and Randy Corpening was fifth in his debut as well. Dowell claimed the lone heat race in the class.

Rudy Wirts continued his winning ways in the Hobby Stock class, claiming his fourth feature win in as many tries. He had to work his way around veteran Mike Schrader who led early and came home second with Chuck Coffey third, Laura Atkinson fourth and Chris Brockert completing the top five. Wirts also captured the heat race victory.

Next Sunday night the ASCS Warrior Region cars take to the track for the annual "Tribute to Jesse and Daniel" event featuring the "Take it to the Tail Hockett Style Challenge" Be sure to attend one of the highlight events on the Warrior schedule.

The owners and staff of Double-X extend a great thanks to the racers and fans that attend each week. Thanks to the efforts of all we are getting the races done in a timely manner. Your continued support is very appreciated. Be sure to keep up with the Double-X Speedway Fan Page on Facebook for information.

Double-X Speedway Results May 22, 2016--

Winged Sprint Cars= Feature- 1. 14- Randy Martin, California; 2. 28-Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 3. 75-Tyler Blank, California; 4. 4-Evan Martin, California; 5. 48-Miles Paulus, Marshall; 6. 75E-Broc Elliott, California; 7. 65-TJ Muths, Sedalia; 8. 12c-Nic Crank, Sedalia; 9. 56H-Dean Hathman, Rocheport; 10. 49B-Ben Brown, Marshall; 11. 49-Tyler Elliott, California; 12. 93- Taylor Walton, Warrensburg Heat 1- 1. Brown; 2. R. Martin; 3. Blank; 4. E. Martin; 5. Hathman; 6. B. Elliott Heat 2- 1. Cornell; 2. Muths; 3. Paulus;4. Walton; 5. T. Elliott; 6. Crank

Street Stocks= Feature- 1. 10- Steve Beach, Eldon; 2. 31C-Cole Henson, Russellville; 3. 27D-Derek Henson, Russellville; 4. 7X-Dean Willie, Warrensburg; 5. 29-Harlan Dowell, Tipton; 6. 8- John Clancy,Jr., California; 7. 7- Evan Hays, California; 8. 29D- Destiny Dowell, Tipton; 9. 8UP- Jeff Offerman, California; 10, 30C- Terry Schultz, Sedalia; 11. H3-Andrew Roark, Henley Heat 1- 1. Beach; 2. Roark; 3. Schultz; 4. Clancy,Jr.; 5. D. Dowell; 6. Hays Heat 2- 1. C. Henson; 2. Willie; 3. D.Henson; 4 Offerman; 5. H. Dowell

Hobby Stocks= Feature- 1. 2X-Rudy Wirts, California; 2. 11-Mike Schrader, Sedalia; 3. 171-Chuck Coffey, Windsor; 4. 4A-Laura Atkinson, Eldon; 5. 82- Chris Brockert, Versailles; 6. 84-Jeremiah Wallingford, Prairie Home; (DNS) 10-Curtis Schaeffer, Lincoln Heat Race- 1. Wirts; 2. Schrader; 3. Atkinson; 4. Coffey; 5. Brockert; 6. Wallingford; (DNS) Schaeffer

600cc Micro Sprints= Feature- 1. 7JRK- Kameron Key, Warrensburg; 2. 88J-Jimmy Dowell, Boonville; 3. 26B-Nick Rasa, Sedalia; 4. 88G-Garrett Hulsey, Lone Jack; 5.20-Randy Corpening, Versailles; 6. 37-Ethan Green, Boonville; 7. 749-Kyle Schlotz, Jefferson City Heat Race- 1. Dowell; 2. Key; 3.Schlotz; 4. Rasa; 5. Hulsey; 6. Corpening; 7. Green(DNS)

 

 

Michelle Melton Scores First Career Sprint Series of Oklahoma Victory!

Ardmore, Oklahoma – May 20, 2016 - Twenty-three-year-old Michelle Melton made her first appearance at Southern Oklahoma Speedway a memorable one as the Flower Mound, Texas driver took the lead at the start and never looked back to claim her first career Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA Racesaver sprint car victory Friday night in Ardmore, Oklahoma in that series portion of the tracks second “Fast 5 Friday” event of the season.

Melton and Jerry Hammock started on the front row for the twenty lap feature with Melton taking the lead as the green flag fell. Hammock would give chase throughout the feature and despite being nervous starting on the pole, Melton was up to the challenge. “I tend to physic myself out when I start on the pole plus I had people like (John) Carney behind me who has been dominating the 305 stuff and you sit and think about how you need to drive,” said Melton, who has been racing sprint cars for five years off and on due to school with 2016 being a full-time driver.

About midway through the feature her Eagle chassis began getting tight, causing her to change her line and allowing Hammock and third starting Carney to close the gap. “My wing slider had broken off of my wing tree and my wing pushed all the way back, but I was able to calm down and drive smart.”

With five laps to go the red flag would wave for a Chad Wilson flip, allowing a five lap dash to the checkered and the field right on her rear bumper. But she would hold her line those last few laps to put her Pro-Tech Service Co./Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville/Simpsons/Snider’s Paint and Body into victory lane.

Hammock would settle for second while Carney, who raced with no brakes most of the event, held on for third. Jake Martens came home fourth while eighth starting Joe Wood, Jr. rounded out the top five.

The three, eight lap heat races for the twenty-six car field were won by Cody Whitworth, Martens and Wilson with Chris Kelly taking home the twelve lap “B” feature.

Next scheduled event for the SSO will be a double-header weekend in the southern part of the state. It all kicks off on Friday night, June 17, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway and their third appearance of the season. From there the tour will make their only appearance of the season at Oklahoma Sports Park in Ada.

Sprint Series of Oklahoma

Southern Oklahoma Speedway/Ardmore, Oklahoma

May 20, 2016

26 Cars

1st Heat: 1) Cody Whitworth, 2) Joe Wood, Jr., 3) Andy Shouse, 4) Kevin Ramey, 5) Chris Kelly, 6) Shayla Waddell, 7) Alison Slaton, 8) Blake Scott, 9) Junior Jenkins

2nd Heat: 1) Jake Martens, 2) Jerry Hammock, 3) Marcus Thomas, 4) Sterling Hoff, 5) Gary Owens, 6) Blake Dacus, 7) Loyd Clevenger, 8) Ty Williams, 9) Justin Fisk

3rd Heat: 1) Chad Wilson, 2) John Carney II, 3) John Ricketts, 4) Michelle Melton, 5) Gary Kelly, 6) Robert Vetter, 7) Drew Wright, 8) Jerry Jumper

B Feature: 1) Chris Kelly, 2) Ty Williams, 3) Robert Vetter, 4) Alison Slaton, 5) Blake Scott, 6) Jerry Jumper, 7) Michael Wright, 8) Loyd Clevenger, 9) Justin Fisk, 10) Junior Jenkins

A Feature: 1) Michelle Melton, 2) Jerry Hammock, 3) John Carney II, 4) Jake Martens, 5) Joe Wood, Jr., 6) Cody Whitworth, 7) Andy Shouse, 8) Marcus Thomas, 9) John Ricketts, 10) Gary Owens, 11) Shayla Waddell, 12) Blake Dacus, 13) Sterling Hoff, 14) Chris Kelly, 15) Ty Williams, 16) Robert Vetter, 17) Gary Kelley, 18) Alison Slaton, 19) Chad Wilson, 20) Kevin Ramey

 

 

Brian Smith thrills huge SOD crowd with Butler finish line pass!

Erie, Michigan (May 22, 2016) - Doug Zimmerman led 99.5% of the race, but Fremont, Ohio’s Brian Smith pulled off a dramatic finish line win in the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP WWIII feature at Butler Speedway Saturday night.

The feature got off to a rocky start when Quentin Blonde spun in turn three on the first lap and Brad Lamberson had no place to go and collided with Blonde. Both cars had to be towed off the track and race officials called a fuel-only red flag due to the twenty-lap clean up delay. A second attempt to start the feature didn’t fare much better, but cleanup was quick, and the restart had Doug Zimmerman charge into the lead from the pole position ahead of Bill Jacoby after original pole-starter Quentin Blonde was eliminated in the first lap crash.

Zimmerman, rejoining former car owner Tom Dale this season after taking 2015 off, quickly developed a huge lead and masterfully worked through heavy traffic. With everyone watching Zimmerman’s impressive drive, no one noticed Fremont, Ohio’s Brian Smith, top contender for 2016 SOD RockAuto.com Series Rookie of the Year quietly moving forward to second. A late race caution erased Zimmerman’s huge lead, and Smith, now in second, started pressuring the leader, but in spite of pulling alongside Zimmerman once when Zimmerman bobbled coming out of turn 2 late in the race, Smith couldn’t overtake the leader.

With five laps to go the last caution flew, and on the restart, it looked like Zimmerman’s race long advantage coming off turn two would be enough to hold off Smith. About four car lengths behind Zimmerman going into turn three on the last lap, the large crowd was on its feet as Smith made a seemingly impossible charge high through the corner and outraced Zimmerman to the win by .068 of a second!

The excited crowd was ecstatic when Smith did a “dirt angel” (you know, like a snow angel) on the front straight.

The new Sprints On Dirt spec Hoosier Racing Tire rear tires have produced exciting racing in the first two races, Friday at Hartford and Saturday at Butler, and have received rave reviews from competitors. Not only did the tires perform flawlessly, but Butler winner Smith ran the same set of tires Friday on Hartford’s big track and for his Butler win.

Butler Speedway, May 21 results:

Engler Machine & Tool Heat 1 (4 transfer to feature, top 2 redraw) – 19Z Doug Zimmerman, 4T Joshua Turner, 4K Craig Karazim, 3 Kyle Locke, 47 Robert Bulloch, 1 Eric Smith, 6 Tyler Bearden

Lane Automotive Heat 2 (4 transfer to feature, top 2 redraw) – 44J Bill Jacoby, 12 Mike Baker, 5 MaxStambaugh, 81 John Gall, 49T Gregg Dalman, 19J Linden Jones, (DNS) 10J Jarrod DeLong

COMP Cams Heat 3 (4 transfer to feature, top 2 redraw) – 3 Kyle Locke, 19 Brett Mann, 5QB Quentin Blonde, 71H Brad Lamberson, 27 Shelby Bilton, 0 Stevie Irwin, 4X Brady Locke, 52 Zac Broughman

Engine Pro Heat 4 (4 transfer to feature, top 2 redraw) – 25M Ken Mackey, 2+ Brian Smith, 20A Andy Chehowski, 1A Mark Aldrich, 46 Robert Huisken, 8 Justin Ward

B Main (4 transfer to feature) – 49T Gregg Dalman, 47 Robert Bulloch, 0 Stevie Irwin, 19J Linden Jones, 10J Jarrod DeLong, 4X Brady Locke, 46 Robert Huisken, 8 Justin Ward, 1 Eric Smith, 52 Zac Broughman, 6 Tyler Bearden

Feature – 2+ Brian Smith, 19Z Doug Zimmerman, 3 Kyle Locke, 4K Craig Karazim, 25M Ken Mackey, 27 Shelby Bilton, 49T Gregg Dalman, 20A Andy Chehowski, 81 John Gall, 0 Stevie Irwin, 12 Mike Baker, 47 Robert Bulloch, 19 Brett Mann, 44J Bill Jacoby, 19J Linden Jones, 1A Mark Aldrich, 5QB Quentin Blonde, 71H Brad Lamberson, 5 MaxStambaugh, 4T Joshua Turner

Engine Pro Lucky Dog Award – Gregg Dalman KSE Race Products Hard Charger Award – Kyle Locke Kistler Racing Products contingency awards: Josh Turner, Brett Mann COMP Cams contingency award: Mike Baker BR Motorsports contingency award: Craig Karazim Keizer Aluminum Wheels contingency award: Mark Aldrich Allstar Performance contingency award: John Gall Schoenfeld Headers contingency award: Quentin Blonde Rod End Supply contingency awards: Brian Smith, Doug Zimmerman Racing Optics contingency award: Craig Karazim ATL Fuel Cells contingency award: Ken Mackey King Racing Products contingency award: Andy Chehowski Ti22 Performance contingency award: Brian Smith DMI contingency award: Brett Mann

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.

 

 

Gerster Completes Must See Racing Weekend Sweep in Ohio; Wins Inaugural Stop at Spitzer

MANSFIELD, Ohio – Brian Gerster completed a weekend sweep of Must See Racing action on Sunday afternoon at Spitzer Motor Speedway of Mansfield, using a three-wide maneuver to catapult himself from third to first in the opening corner of the 30-lap A-Main and never looking back from there.

The two-time series champion pulled out to a near-five second lead at times, but faded back to the field late after fighting overheating issues and held off a fast-charging McCune for the win by just 0.702 of a second in round four of the six-race American Sprint Cup mini-series.

The win was Gerster’s second of the weekend in the Buckeye State after also dominating the previous night’s main event at Shady Bowl Speedway, and extended his series wins record to 16.

“The front row took off but our Mopar (engine) had a little bit more steam on the start, there,” said Gerster, who led all 50 laps despite his late-race struggles. “I’m not sure if Jacob (Wilson) just stumbled a bit or what, but we got going and once we were past the cone I took the look going down into (turn) one. I knew it would be easy if we could get him by the time we got there and it worked out that way.”

“The motor got real warm there at the end so I was taking it pretty easy, trying to give it as much air as I could. I know they were catching us, but we nursed it home and got another win – and at the end of the day, that’s what this whole team is about, no matter how we got there.”

Wilson led the field to the green flag after an invert of four placed fast qualifier Bobby Santos back on the outside of row two, but stumbled on the initial start and lost momentum entering turn one, allowing Gerster the inside lane and a lead he would never relinquish.

From there, a caution-free race – one that took just seven minutes and 25 seconds to complete – meant there was little time for anyone to mount a charge, despite McCune working his way from seventh on the grid to the runner-up position by lap 16.

Though the reigning series champion hammered three seconds out of the deficit as Gerster saved his motor, it wasn’t enough to give him a third win in four races to start the season.

“We just struggled again today,” McCune admitted. “We changed a motor this morning and then lost the first hot laps session because of a driver error … and plugged some nozzles up in qualifying because we hadn’t run this motor in almost a year, so we were just playing catch-up all day. To come home second, though, I’m real pleased with it. We raced our tails off and I’m real proud of the effort by our whole team.”

Wilson hung on for his first Must See Racing podium finish of the season, giving him a shot of momentum heading into Little 500 week at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway.

“I think the timing messed up; I think they couldn’t see the car and we actually won the race with everyone a lap down,” Wilson joked about his camouflage-painted sprinter. “We just didn’t have the best start though. That hurt us the rest of the race, but we had a good go of it after the first turn there. Solid day, and we’ll take it going into the Little 500 … try to win there for a third time next weekend.”

Santos, the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, finished right where he started in fourth after smashing the Spitzer track record to kick off the afternoon’s racing program.

The Franklin, Massachusetts veteran toured the historic half-mile oval in 12.881 seconds (139.741 mph), marking the first-ever 12 second lap at the facility and breaking the old mark of 13.124 set by Cameron Dodson in 2006, but didn’t have the race pace to contend at the front after being inverted back into traffic.

Two-time USAC Eastern Midget Series champion Chris Lamb rounded out the top five, a career-best finish for the series rookie after hauling north from Greensboro, N.C.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action for their fifth race of the 2016 season on Wednesday, May 25 with the running of the Must See Racing 60 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway. McCune is the three-time defending series winner at the high-banked quarter-mile.

For more information on Must See Racing, including schedule information, driver and team profiles, series rules and more, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Spitzer Motor Speedway of Mansfield; May 22, 2016

Engine Pro Time Trials (best of two laps): 1. #22A – Bobby Santos III, 12.881 seconds (139.741 mph; new all-time track record); 2. #50M – Brian Gerster, 13.231; 3. #9 – Chris Lamb, 13.481; 4. #07W – Jacob Wilson, 13.553; 5. #45 – Ryan Gillenwater, 13.560; 6. #07 – Johnny Bridges, 13.706; 7. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 13.804; 8. #22S – Derek Snyder, 14.029; 9. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 14.211; 10. #42 – Jason Blonde, 14.214; 11. #75C – Jerry Caryer, 14.541; 12. #88N – Frank Neill, 14.569.

Mahle Heat Race #1 (eight laps, all transfer): 1. Jimmy McCune, 2. Ryan Gillenwater, 3. Chris Lamb, 4. Jerry Caryer, 5. Bobby Santos III, 6. Jeff Bloom.

SpeedPro Heat Race #2 (eight laps, all transfer): 1. Johnny Bridges, 2. Brian Gerster, 3. Derek Snyder, 4. Jacob Wilson, 5. Frank Neill, 6. Jason Blonde.

Engine Pro A-Feature (30 laps): 1. Brian Gerster [3], 2. Jimmy McCune [7], 3. Jacob Wilson [1], 4. Bobby Santos III [4], 5. Chris Lamb [2], 6. Jason Blonde [10], 7. Ryan Gillenwater [5], 8. Derek Snyder [8], 9. Jerry Caryer [11], 10. Frank Neill [12], 11. Johnny Bridges [6], 12. Jeff Bloom [9].

Lead Changes: One between two drivers.

Lap Leaders: Wilson Grid; Gerster 1-30.

Laps Led: Gerster – 30

Time of Feature: 7:25.

 

 

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS PR: MITCH BROWN WINS SOS SEASON OPENER AT BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY

By Greg Calnan (Saturday, May 21, 2016) – Brighton, Ontario – For the third straight year Mitch Brown started the Southern Ontario Sprints season in victory lane. He led from green to checkers to capture the win over Dain Naida and Rick Wilson at Brighton Speedway.

Brown and Wilson led the 18 car field to the green flag in race one of the 2016 SOS tour. The defending champion jumped to the early lead and distanced himself from the field until a lap ten caution for Kyle Fraser. The White Lake, Ontario native damaged the front end of his car in a frontstetch melee.

The caution allowed Dain Naida to reel in the leader for a chance at the top spot. Brown was strong on the restart though and pulled away quickly from the pack. A second caution on lap 15 for a spin by Dylan Westbrook gave Naida another chance to pass the leader, however he was unable to keep pace when the field went back to green.

Brown drove the final ten laps to perfection and scored his first win of 2016 and seventh career SOS A-Main. The victory was his second in a row with the SOS after claiming the checkers in the 2015 season finale at Merrittville Speedway.

Naida was second while Wilson, Glenn Styres and Ryan Turner completed top five.

The Southern Ontario Sprints continue their 2016 season on Saturday, June 4th at South Buxton Raceway in Merlin, Ontario and Sunday, June 5th at Humberstone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT 2016 SEASON EVENT #1 – SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016 BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY – BRIGHTON ON

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown) 0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken ON 01 Kyle Fraser – White Lake ON 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford ON 11j Chris Jones – Picton ON 11t Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre ON 15 Mike Ferrell – London ON 15aw April Wilson – Joyceville ON 17x Dain Naida – Tecumseh MI 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy ON 42w Rick Wilson – Joyceville ON 47x Dylan Westbrook – Oakland ON 66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope ON 71s Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne ON 77x Alex Hill – Six Nations ON 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre ON 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre ON 98 Paul Pekkonen – Brockville ON 1-10 Jake Brown – Brantford ON

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (2) 2. 17x Dain Naida (5) 3. 91 Ryan Turner (3) 4. 15aw April Wilson (1) 5. 11J Chris Jones (6) 6. 98 Paul Pekkonen (4) No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 42w Rick Wilson (3) 2. 01 Kyle Fraser (4) 3. 11 Jamie Turner (2) 4. 97 Cory Turner (5) 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6) 6. 15 Michael Ferrell (1) No Time

HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (1) 2. 1-10 Jake Brown (2) 3. 77x Alex Hill (4) 4. 25 Warren Mahoney (3) 5. 66 Frank Baranowski (5) 6. 71s Shawn Sliter (6) No Time

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (1) 2. 17x Dain Naida (3) 3. 42w Rick Wilson (2) 4. 0 Glenn Styres (6) 5. 91 Ryan Turner (5) 6. 11 Jamie Turner (7) 7. 97 Cory Turner (11) 8. 77x Alex Hill (9) 9. 11J Chris Jones (13) 10. 47x Dylan Westbrook (14) 11. 98 Paul Pekkonen (16) 12. 1-10 Jake Brown (8) 13. 15AW April Wilson (10) 14. 66 Frank Baranowski (15) 15. 15 Mike Ferrell (17) DNF. 01 Kyle Fraser (4) DNF. 25 Warren Mahoney (12) DNS Shawn Sliter No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mitch Brown (1-25) Hard Charger – Paul Pekkonen (+5)

2016 SOS SEASON FEATURE WINNERS: Mitch Brown – 1 (Brighton May 21)

UP NEXT: Saturday, June 4, 2016: South Buxton Raceway – Merlin ON Sunday, June 5, 2016: Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne ON

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.OnDirtRacingNews.com

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.com Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

 

 

Fremont’s Shane Golobic charges to victory during an exciting Ocean Speedway Taco Bravo shootout on Friday night

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – May 22, 2016…Two-time Ocean Sprints champion Shane Golobic of Fremont left nothing on the table this past Friday night, executing some pinpoint & precision based late-race moves en route to his second Taco Bravo Winged 360 victory of the season at Ocean Speedway.

Golobic and his Keith Trucking No. 22 team have been a mark of consistency so far this year at the quarter-mile oval, with two wins and a pair of runner up finishes in the four events that have taken place in 2016. The 24-year-old became the third different leader of the race on Friday night when he claimed the top-spot with just four-laps remaining in the A-main.

“I really have to give my hats off to Ocean Speedway for giving us such a great track to race on in the feature,” Golobic commented on the front stretch. “That was so much fun tonight being able to race like that with those guys in the top-five. Having the opportunity to slide each other and move around on the track is what you want as a driver. We’ve had a great start to the season here in Watsonville and I really want to give a huge thanks to everyone that supports this 22 race team. Thanks also to the fans that came out tonight and braved the cold weather.”

Prior to the feature extensive track work went on following the heat races and produced an outstanding surface, which lent itself to the best racing we have seen so far in 2016 at Ocean Speedway. Early on it was Dash winner Andy Forsberg of Auburn who sat out front. His lead was short lived however, when a lapped car spun directly in front of him, resulting in the Forsberg Racing No. 92N making contact and coming to a stop. This handed the lead to Easton’s Tommy Tarlton, who has gained speed each week and looked like the driver to beat when going back green.

The action behind him was extremely intense though, with positions changing regularly on both ends of the speedway. The drivers throughout the top-10 performed slide job after slide job and thrilled the crowd that was on hand. Golobic battled with a number of drivers and made his move on lap 26, fighting by Tarlton with a masterful pass.

With just two-laps left a lapped car then spun in turn two, wiping out Watsonville’s Justin Sanders, who had a great run going in third and fifth place Tony Gualda of Hollister, who was also having a fine run. Sander’s was ultra fast once again and had also been a challenger for Tarlton at times in the feature.

The green white checkered restart was all Golobic, who took the Ed Entz checkered flag by 1.474 seconds over Stockton’s Brad Furr, who had gotten by Tarlton on lap 27. It was a great run for the former Ocean Sprints champ aboard the Price Rite Restaurant Equipment/ Brad Furr Racing No. 2 machine. The past World of Outlaws regular was very aggressive in the main event and fun to watch. If Furr can continue the same kind of speed it shouldn’t be long before he visits victory lane.

Tarlton crossed the stripe in third to earn his second straight podium finish in the Executive Auto Sales/ Elite Landscape Construction No. 21 Sprinter. The two-time Ocean champ is another one that is closing in on a victory. Penngrove’s Buddy Kofoid was impressive again and came home fourth, while Hanford’s DJ Netto had a nice rebound to score fifth. Netto had spent time running in the top-three, before banging the cushion and spinning to a stop on lap 15. The remainder of the top-10 was filled out by Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, Fresno’s Kyler & Koen Shaw, Cobble Hill, BC’s Robbie Price and Forsberg, who came back after lap-five incident.

As noted Forsberg won the Dash, while the three eight-lap Heat Races were picked off by DJ Netto, Tommy Tarlton and Shane Golobic. Forsberg kicked-off the night by setting the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award in the 23-car field. The eight-time Civil War champ toured the quarter-mile in 11.932 seconds. Full results are available at www.racepmg.com

A-main finish: 1. 22 Shane Golobic, 2. 2 Brad Furr, 3. 21 Tommy Tarlton, 4. 4S Buddy Kofoid, 5. 88n DJ Netto, 6. 72w Kurt Nelson, 7. 92 Kyler Shaw, 8. 88 Koen Shaw, 9. 21p Robbie Price, 10. 92N Andy Forsberg, 11. 8 Jeremy Chisum, 12. 25z Jason Chisum, 13. 58m Matt Barber, 14. 9j Dustin Golobic, 15. 33 Lucas Ashe, 16. 91c Shawn Conde, 17. 17 Justin Sanders, 18. 99 Tony Gualda, 19. 10 Anthony Simone, 20. 6 Jimmy Christian, 21. 5 Collin Markle, 22. 58 Jerry Bonnema, 23. 73 Craig Frandsen

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will now be off for a couple weekends, before resuming action with round five on Friday June 10.

The Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West, Flowmaster, Budweiser and Kaeding Performance for their support.

 

 

First-time winners highlight large field at Lincoln Park Speedway

By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
PUTNAMVILLE – A deep orange, full moon rose over Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night and with it came several first time winners.
After a two-week hiatus due to rain, the Putnamville oval roared back to life Saturday night with Jeff Bland Jr. capturing the sprint car A-main from the pole. Derek Groomer was able to do the same in the UMP Modified feature as Steve Peeden picked up the UMP Super Stock win with Ryan Freeland adding his first bomber win of the year.
Bland won the opening heat race of the evening with Shane Cockrum and Shane Cottle also winning their heats in the 24-car field. Cole Smith scored the B-main win to make the show and set the A-main.
Bland and Cockrum started on the front row with Cottle and Kyle Simon in tow behind them. When the field went green for the first two laps it was Bland and Cottle duking it out before JJ Hughes rolled over in turn three to bring out the red flag. He was uninjured in the incident and was actually able to re-start from the back of the pack with no damage.
Bland got off to a strong re-start and had the bottom line mastered on his way to a solid lead. Cottle ripped around the top line in pursuit, but Cockrum found the bottom to his liking as well and made it to second-place. Cottle drew even with Cockrum by the 10th circuit as the leaders caught lapped traffic.
Bland began to build on his advantage as the field strung out behind him. Cockrum regained second-place briefly with Cottle, Nate McMillin and Kyle Simon all battling for a top-five spot. McMillin and Simon were side-by-side over the final laps as Tyler Hewitt made his way to sixth ahead of a charging Casey Shuman.
Over the final five laps of the 25-lapper, Bland pulled away to pick up his first win of 2016 as Cottle regained the second spot ahead of Cockrum, McMillin and Simon at the line.
Thirty-four UMP Modifieds unloaded at LPS this week with Groomer, Bradley Sterrett, Jordan Wever and Travis Shoulders winning the four heats. Cullen Goodman and Schuyler Nahre picked up B-main wins to set the starting lineup for the A-main feature.
Groomer and Sterrett appeared set for a big time battle up front with the two opening a gap on the third-place running Wever.
However, six laps into the fray, Sterrett suffered a mechanical problem and pulled off the track leaving Groomer by himself on the point. He had caught up to lapped traffic at the midway point before a caution re-set the field.
When the field went green again however, Groomer held down the top spot over the final six laps to claim the win ahead of Wever, Shoulders, Shuman and Kenny Carmichael Jr.
Twenty-three UMP Super Stocks were on hand in pursuit of the checkered flag Saturday as Paul Wright, Jonathon Newgent and Josh Boller won the heat races and Steve Peeden raced to the win in the B-main.
Peeden’s heat race issues set him up for an exciting A-main run with a 16th-place start as Josh McDaniel, McCullough, Randy Brawley and Boller made up the first two rows.
McCullough was on pace to repeat his feature win of two weeks ago as he got to the bottom groove first and led Boller the first four laps. However, Boller found the briefest of openings on the fifth lap and shoehorned his way underneath of McCullough off turn four and got to the lead. Boller and McCullough set a solid pace up front of Paul Wright and Newgent, but Peeden had made his way to sixth after 10 laps.
A lap 12 caution bunched the field back up and opened the door for Peeden to make a quick dash into contention. He made the pass for the second spot with six laps to go and found his own opening under Boller for the lead with five laps to go. From there, Peeden was able to hold off Boller’s attempts at regaining the top spot the final circuits to gain the win. McCullough came home third ahead of Wright and Newgent with Larry Raines in sixth.
In the bomber main event, Freeland was the beneficiary of a caution with just four laps to go as James Walters came to a stop after leading half of the A-main.
Ron Smith started from the pole position, but within the first five circuits the dogged pack of Walters, Freeland and Jordan Almanza had found their way into the front pack. Walters took over the lead and had that spot locked in despite Freeland’s challenges through the middle 10 laps. Almanza was close on the bumper of Freeland as Curt Leonard, Cody Wright and Scott Crouch were in tow. David Wallen advanced from 16th to seventh through 10 laps.
A lap 12 caution re-set the field, but for Walters, a tire issue, ended his shot at a victory.
When the field went green once again, Freeland would hold off a challenge from Almanza across the finish line as Leonard, Wright and Crouch wrapped the top-five.
This weekend the Midwest Sprint Car Series will pay $2,500 to the winner with modifieds, super stocks and bombers also on the card.

Lincoln Park Speedway
Sprint car feature
1. Jeff Bland Jr., 2. Shane Cottle, 3. Shane Cockrum, 4. Nate McMillin, 5. Kyle Simon, 6. Tyler Hewitt, 7. Casey Shuman, 8. Jamie Williams, 9. Bill Rose, 10. Chris Phillips, 11. Mike Gass, 12. Charlie Belden Jr., 13. Lee Underwood, 14. JJ Hughes, 15. Shelby Vangilder, 16. Jared Chastain, 17. Ben Phillips, 18. Lukas Smith, 19. Matt McDonald, 20. Cole Smith
B-main winner: Smith
Heat winners: Bland Jr., Cockrum, Cottle

 

 

Kobs Scores Four at CLS on Big Night for Viebrock Family New Richmond, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (5-21-16)

On an absolutely fantastic spring evening for the Chase Viebrock Benefit Night at the Cedar Lake Speedway, veteran Deer Park racer Rick Kobs continued to his own "benefit" with his fourth UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series victory in five nights at the western Wisconsin dirt oval and his fifth over all win in eight races for the popular wingless series this season. Another driver with tons of laps of racing experience, Jimmy Kouba of Byron, Minnesota, made it close on the final lap with the margin of victory less than a car length at the checkers. For Kobs and his Dan Olson owned team, parking his #81 Traditional sprinter in Rock Auto Victory Lane at the end of the night has become commonplace during the early part of this racing season. Kobs stated after the races, "I heard Jimmy behind me during those last few laps, so I knew I needed to be up on the wheel." The Traditional sprints venture out to a variety of different tracks over the course of the next month, so Kobs will have to wait until July 2 in order to see if he can continue his winning ways at Cedar Lake.

Fans and drivers did a tremendous job and their generosity poured out for the young New Richmond driver, Chase Viebrock, who was injured in a series of flips the previous Saturday at CLS. Chase was on hand during the evening, attending the Traditional sprint car driver's meeting ahead of time and then spending a good share of the night on the west side of the track. Marty Gallagher conducted a very nice interview with Chase during the intermission, as funds were raised from a variety of sources. All of the Traditional sprint car drivers went into the stands with their helmets during the intermission to collect money for the Viebrock family in order to help with some of the medical costs associated with his road to recovery. A raffle was also held during the evening for some very nice donated posters, photos and t-shirts along with the sale of "Get Well Soon" decals. In all, several thousand dollars was raised and the Viebrock family wishes to extend their sincere thank you to everyone who donated, helped during the evening, and to all of those who were on hand to be a part of this very special night at their home track. The support was tremendous!

The strong field of (20) Traditional sprint cars signed into the pits. Three heat races with passing and finishing points determined the starting lineup for the 25 lap main event. Heat races were won by James Giossi, Blake Anderson and 2014 TSCS Champion Cam Schafer. The all-important top four in points following the heats saw Schafer draw the pole position with Anderson to his outside. Kobs and Johnny Parsons III made up row two. Parsons was returning to action for the first time since his opening night flip in his familiar blue #12 sprinter.

At the drop of the green flag for the feature, Blake Anderson jumped up on the cushion with Schafer on the bottom. Entering turn three, Kobs slid up alongside Anderson, and although there did not appear to be any contact, Anderson's car spun around and bounced off the turn four wall. A dejected Anderson saw his car hauled off on the wrecker and the race restarted with the outside row sliding up. Schafer led the first three circuits before Jimmy Kouba took his turn up front. Kouba led the next four laps. On lap 8, Kobs worked by Kouba for the top spot. On the following lap entering turn one, rookie driver Ty Sampair and Parsons made contact with Sampair getting upside down. Sampair was okay, but his Liquid Nitro #N1 sprinter was out of action. Parsons' crew made repairs to the front end of his car in the work area under the red flag and he returned to the race at the tail end for the restart. The race would then run 17 laps nonstop to the finish.

During the green flag run to the checkers, Kobs would sometimes stretch his lead to several car lengths or more over Jimmy Kouba, and Kouba would on occasion narrow the gap down to just a few car lengths. Late in the race, the leaders began lapping a few cars near the tail of the field. On the final lap, Kouba really closed in on Kobs over in turns 1-2, slipped back just slightly down the back stretch, and then made a serious bid for the win on the final corner coming off turn four to Jeff Stacken's double checkers. At the line, the margin of victory was just slightly over 1/10 of a second (less than one car length) in what turned out to be an exciting finish. Giossi was strong in third just behind the lead duo. Jimmy Kouba's son Jake came from 10th to finish fourth. Schafer rounded out the top five. Mike Mueller advanced nine positions to ride home in sixth, but once again it was Anna Hippe winning the $100 GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award with a +10 performance, coming from 17th to seventh! Scott Brandt, Jason Schill and Jeremy Kerzman completed the top ten. Sixteen of the twenty starters were still running at the finish.

James Giossi won the $100 GRP Motorsports Highest Finishing Past Champion/Rookie Award with his third place finish. Cam Schafer picked up the special $50 Viebrock Award from GRP for his fifth place finish. During the driver's meeting, GRP presented an honorary combined Hard Charger and Highest Finisher Award ($50 each) to Chase Viebrock. Vince Peterson at Track Rat Photos produced two great-looking posters replicating the driver hand-out card he did for Chase earlier this season for the raffle drawing. Bill Taylor Photography contributed two awesome 8x10 photos for the raffle, and the UMSS donated two t-shirts signed by all of the drivers on hand, including Chase Viebrock, for the drawing as well. Jake Alton made up the decals, as sales were strong for the "Get Well Soon" stickers. Indeed, it was a great night at CLS as the racing community came together to show their support for Chase and his family. In fact, Chase stated he was already looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of a "winged" sprint car next season.

A big weekend of racing action is on tap to kick off the long Memorial Day Holiday weekend with stops on Friday May 27 at the Red Cedar Speedway and Saturday May 28 at the Rice Lake Speedway. Both the UMSS Traditional sprints and winged sprint cars will be in action next weekend at both tracks! At Red Cedar on Friday, it will be the second appearance for the Traditional sprint cars and the inaugural appearance for the winged sprints at the 1/3 mile oval located in Menomonie. The following night will be the annual double division race held at the Rice Lake Speedway on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend with another benefit planned to take place at Rice Lake for Chase Viebrock. 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 May 21, 2016 (Race #8)

GRP Motorsports A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[3]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[6]; 3. 11-James Giossi[7]; 4. 6-Jake Kouba[10]; 5. 14-Cam Schafer[1]; 6. 87-Mike Mueller[15]; 7. 16-Anna Hippe[17]; 8. 7B-Scott Brandt[11]; 9. 22-Jason Schill[9]; 10. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[8]; 11. 69S-Jon Lewerer[14]; 12. 12W-Kyle Wehking[13]; 13. 99-Bryan Roach[12]; 14. 12-Johnny Parsons III[4]; 15. 21J-Jori Hughes[16]; 16. 29-Hunter Custer[19]; 17. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose[20]; 18. (DNF) 24-Brian Vanmeveren[18]; 19. (DNF) N1-Ty Sampair[5]; 20. (DNF) 12X-Blake Anderson[2].

Lap Leaders: Schafer 1-3, Jimmy Kouba 4-7, Kobs 8-25. Cautions: (1) yellow for 12x into turn 4 wall on opening lap & (1) red for N1 rollover in turn 1 after contact with 12 on lap 9. GRP Motorsports $100 Hard Charger=Hippe, GRP Motorsports Highest Finishing Past Champ/Rookie=Giossi & GRP Motorsports Special $50 for 5th Viebrock Award=Schafer.

Track Rat Photos Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 11-James Giossi[1]; 2. 81-Rick Kobs[4]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[3]; 4. 99-Bryan Roach[2]; 5. 12W-Kyle Wehking[5]; (DNS) 90-Tony Klose.

Lap Leader: Giossi 1-10. No cautions.

Meeks Video Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 12X-Blake Anderson[2]; 2. 12-Johnny Parsons III[4]; 3. 7B-Scott Brandt[1]; 4. 22-Jason Schill[6]; 5. 87-Mike Mueller[3]; 6. 21J-Jori Hughes[5]; 7. (DNF) 24-Brian Vanmeveren[7.

Lap Leader: Anderson 1-10. No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 14-Cam Schafer[2]; 2. N1-Ty Sampair[4]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[6]; 4. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[7]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer[5]; 6. 16-Anna Hippe[3]; 7. 29-Hunter Custer[1].

Lap Leader: Schafer 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

Kody Graham Pulls Away Late to Earn First Independent Front End Supermodified Victory at Oswego Since 2007

OSWEGO, NY (May 22, 2016) – Oswego Speedway’s Road to the Championship continued on Saturday night with Liverpool, NY driver Kody Graham snaring the lead from Joe Gosek on lap 14 to eventually pull away to his fifth career Novelis Supermodified victory at Oswego, and the first for an independent front end machine since 2007, on Best Western PLUS/Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront Fan Appreciation Night.

Graham, who blew the engine in his primary roadster one week ago and crashed his former No. 21 in the opener, was piloting his father Ray Graham’s No. 90 on Saturday, renumbered No. 21. The machine debuted in 2016 with a fury helping Kody to outlast late pressure by Brandon Bellinger and Otto Sitterly to score a 3.3-second margin of victory.

Graham’s victory places him in a tie for 40th on the Speedway’s all-time Supermodified win list with Sam Sessions, Dave Shullick Sr., Jim Winks, Russ Wood, Dave Shullick Jr., and Dave Gruel.

Opening night winner Michael Barnes and Tim Devendorf closed the top five positions on Saturday.

Post-race, Graham spoke with infield announcer Keith Zehr in Turning Stone Resort Casino Victory Lane.

“We were struggling all day with being loose so we took a swing to see if we could fix it and for the most part I think it did,” said Graham. “It was pretty snug for most of the race until we hit lapped traffic then it freed up a ton. I was just kind of riding at that point just waiting for them to show me a wheel.”

Kody went on to talk about the process of being in this machine on Saturday.

“First and foremost I have to thank my dad,” said Graham. “I blew up one car and I wrecked the other car. This is his new one and he was supposed to race it but he let me have it this weekend and so far it’s 1 for 1, so that’s a good record. I have to thank all my guys. They have been slaving away on three different cars for me and this one is for them.”

Michael Muldoon, Dan Connors Jr., Gruel, Aric Iosue, and Keith Shampine secured top ten positions on Saturday.

Gosek and Graham led 19 Novelis Supermodifieds to the Cam’s Pizzeria green flag on Saturday with Gosek gaining the early advantage in the No. 00.

Gosek, who recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of his official qualifying entry in the Indianapolis 500 in 1996, once again struggled with fuel issues early in the day but rebounded after leaving the Speedway for a brief time to return to his shop. Gosek arrived at the track in time for his heat race to earn a handicap position, and led the early portion of the 50-lap main.

Gosek and Graham pulled away from the field early on, but eventually Gosek got a bit out of shape in the first turn giving Graham the room he needed to steal the lead in the No. 21 on lap 14. Graham would use that opportunity to quickly build a lead.

However, just one lap later the engine in the Gosek No. 00 let loose on the front stretch just before the start finish line sending the Gosek machine into a spin toward the first turn foam.

Gosek managed to keep the racer off the wall but Dave Danzer was not so lucky.

Riding in the third position, Danzer had no choice but to hit the oil streak left by the Gosek machine, spinning wildly into the first turn foam inflicting damage once again to the rear of the No. 52.

Both Gosek and Danzer were OK after the mishap, but each were done for the night.

After a red flag to clean up the oil on the front stretch Graham led Bellinger, Devendorf, Dave McKnight, Sitterly, Barnes, Connors, Muldoon, Pat Lavery, and Iosue to the green.

Only one lap after the green lights came back on Jerry Curran would find the foam in turn one in the No. 24. Curran’s car would also be hooked off the Speedway, out for the night.

On the next restart Muldoon was able to jump past the Connors No. 01 to take seventh position as Graham was again able to pull a nice advantage out of the Pole Position Raceway Firing Point.

As Graham built as much as a 3.5 second lead by halfway, the Sitterly No. 7 decided it was time to make a charge, making a move on the McKnight No. 70 in turn four on lap 32 to steal fourth.

McKnight, who was making his first start of the season in the Gary Morton No. 70 impressed right away. Running in the 16-second bracket all day, McKnight took fourth in his qualifying heat race and was one of nine cars to dip into the 16-second bracket in the main event, running in the top five for 20-laps.

Unfortunately on lap 37 McKnight was forced to the pit area while running fifth for what appeared to be an overheating issue with the No. 70.

As McKnight pulled to the pits Graham was mired in lapped traffic after having built a seven second advantage on Bellinger, running in second.

Before long Bellinger was closing in with the No. 02 as Graham patiently worked traffic in the No. 21.

The fans began to rise to their feet in the late going as it seemed certain that Bellinger, Devendorf, and Sitterly would close on Graham as the lapped traffic intensified.

They would in fact close on the leader, but as the result of a yellow flag for Graham’s teammate Lavery who spun the No. 12 in turn one.

While the caution helped Bellinger to draw to the rear bumper of Graham, most could tell that a clean track would again be an advantage for the No. 21.

On the restart Graham would lead Bellinger, Devendorf, Sitterly, Barnes, Muldoon, Connors, Shampine, Gruel, and Lavery.

With green lights back on Sitterly immediately jumped to the top side of the Speedway to steal third from Devendorf, and would now set his sights on Bellinger for second as Graham again jumped to a fine restart out front.

Graham would go on to prove that he had the car to beat on this night, quickly steaming to a 3.3-second lead, sailing under the checkered flag ahead of Bellinger and Sitterly for the win.

Runner-up Bellinger was hoping that he would have a shot at Graham in lapped traffic.

“We were a lot better than last week but I wish that last caution wouldn’t have come out,” said Bellinger, who like Graham was sporting an independent front end. “It looked like he was starting to slip around a little bit in lapped traffic, having a hard time, we caught up a big gap there and I would have liked to have had a chance there but the caution came out and once he got in clear track he was definitely a little faster than we were.”

Sitterly once again found a podium position with the IFS No. 7.

“Near the mid to late stages of the race it was coming along,” said Sitterly. “Overall it was just a good point night. Congratulations to Kody and the Bellingers. We’ll take it, just one week at a time.”

Kreig Heroth once again took the green flag in the Mike Muldoon Racing No. 14 Supermodified while Keith Shampine made his debut in the all-new Osetek Racing Technologies No. 55.

Shampine showed speed right out of the gate in the new racecar, which was built in North Carolina, turning laps of 16.5-seconds in his qualifying heat race.

Unfortunately a minor oil leak on the car kept Shampine from turning every lap of the night, but the team is certainly optimistic about their new machine.

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint heat race victories went to Muldoon, Sitterly, and Danzer.

The Radical Race Gear Lap Leader Award went to Graham with Devendorf scoring the Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer and Gruel earning the Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger.

Gruel 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, May 28 with the second running of the Port City ‘Super Spectacle’ featuring the Novelis Supermodifieds, ISMA Supermodifieds, and the Pathfinder Bank Small Block Supers.

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, May 21st, 2016

Fan Appreciation Night - $10 Admission presented Best Western PLUS/Quality Inn and Suites

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodifieds (50-laps): 1. 21 - Kody Graham, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 6. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 7. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 8. 50 - Dave Gruel, 9. 11 - Aric Iosue, 10. 55 - Keith Shampine, 11. 12 - Pat Lavery, 12. 70 - Dave McKnight, 13. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 14. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 15. 24 - Jerry Curran, 16. 00 - Joe Gosek, 17. 52 - Dave Danzer, 18. 05 - Jeff Abold, 19. 14 - Kreig Heroth

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #50 - Dave Gruel

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #5 - Tim Devendorf

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #21 - Kody Graham

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on Lead Lap: #50 - Dave Gruel

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 2. 21 - Kody Graham, 3. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 4. 05 - Jeff Abold, 5. 24 - Jerry Curran, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 11 - Aric Iosue, 4. 70 - Dave McKnight, 5. 12 - Pat Lavery, 6. 50 - Dave Gruel

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 52 - Dave Danzer, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 4. 00 - Joe Gosek, 5. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 6. 55 - Keith Shampine, 7. 14 - Kreig Heroth

 

 

Mark Smith Takes Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Checkers at Outlaw Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

DUNDEE, NY – Mark Smith has figured out the New York slick track and that could

be trouble for the rest of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) campaigners. The

Sunbury, Pa., driver has been known for his success on the Pennsylvania Sprint

Car Circuit and now he’s starting to make a name for himself in New York as

well.

Smith, teaming up with car owner Patrick Vigneault, dominated the 25-lap event

on Friday night at the Outlaw Speedway. Smith got the lead early and never

looked back on his way to his fifth career series win of his career in the NAPA

Auto Parts Tour of the U.S. main-event. The victory was worth $2,275.

“This is pretty cool,” said Smith after the win. “I’m starting to figure out

this dirt. This stuff is so much different than what we are used to. Tonight

was a little tackier than normal but it was still slick.”

Shawn Donath opened the race leading the first lap from the outside of the front

row. He worked by Larry Kelleher on the top of the speedway to take the lead.

Before a second lap could be completed Sammy Reakes IV, Paulie Colagiovanni and

Denny Peebles got together causing Peebles to get over on his side. All drivers

were okay.

Donath was back in command when action resumed jumping in front while Smith made

his move on the restart. In two laps Smith was able to go from fourth after

starting eighth up to the runner-up spot on lap four.

Smith was closing on Donath once he got to traffic on lap seven. He stalked

Donath waiting for his opportunity to make a move on by. Smith never had to

make that move as Donath slowed on lap nine surrendering the lead and bringing

out the caution.

“I was waiting on traffic to get him messing up and I was going to take

advantage of that, but I didn’t have to,” commented Smith. “Something broke on

his car and I hate to see that happen. I would have liked to fight it out with

him instead of him breaking.”

From there Smith was in command of the race. He bolted away from the field as

Jared Zimbardi and Jason Barney both tried the wrestle the lead away from him.

Smith ran the middle groove while his challengers kept trying to work the inner

part of the speedway.

Smith got to traffic on lap 15 and he began using whichever lane he had to in

order to navigate his way through lapped cars. Whether it was high or low it

didn’t seem to be of much difference for Smith as his car was able to make the

transition.

“Traffic wasn’t that bad as long they didn’t change lanes every lap and stayed where

they are supposed to,” he said. “It wasn’t so bad.”

By lap 20 Smith was solidly out in front in heavy traffic while Zimbardi, Barney

and now Steve Poirier were waging a three car battle for the second spot. The

three swapped slides jobs while making moves through slower traffic to gain the

advantage.

At the checkers it was Smith by a healthy margin with Bradford, Pa., driver

Zimbardi taking home the second position. Zimbardi won the last Empire Super

Sprint event back in 2014. He was strong throughout but just couldn’t get close

enough to muster a challenge on Smith.

“The car was really good again to be able to come from tenth to second,” said

Zimbardi. “I think if we could have had some clean air we would have been

alright, but that is how it goes sometimes. Black Rock (Outlaw Speedway) has

been pretty good to us so we are happy with a second tonight.”

Poirier ended up third after struggling early in the main-event. He found

something on the top allowing him to get into the mix near the conclusion of the

race battling with Zimbardi and Poirier.

“I was going nowhere at the beginning so I thought it was going to be a long

night,” said the six-time champion. “When the car got less fuel in it the car

started performing better. I got racing with Jason (Barney) and Jared

(Zimbardi) and it was a lot of fun. In the past I didn’t like racing here but

that was the most fun I’ve had on a race track.

Barney ended up falling back and finishing in the fourth position with Jonathan

Preston, of Romulus, N.Y., having one of his strongest Empire Super Sprint

finishes as he completed the top five.

ESS/Outlaw Notes: The make up date from the April 22 rain out proved very successful with a huge 36 car field…Making first ever ESS starts were Josh Azzi, Dan Kuhn, Brandon Kidd and Nick Cooper…For Azzi it was a night he like to forget as he flipped wildly during hot laps, he walked away…Steve Collins turned fast time on hot lap group 1 but a magneto issue forced him on the sidelines for the night…Smith claimed $200 for taking the 7-12 Challenge, he started in eighth…Memorial Weekend will see two big events with a $3,000 to win, $300 to start A-Main at Thunder Mountain and then a $2,000 to win event at Utica-Rome.

Lucas Oil A-Main 25 Laps – Mark Smith ($2,275), Jared Zimbardi($1,025), Steve Poirier ($825), Jason Barney ($705), Jonathan Preston ($565), Parker Evans ($660), George Suprick ($505), Bryan Howland ($470), Tommy Wickham ($485), Larry Kelleher ($425), Chad Miller ($510), Paul Kinney ($145), Sammy Reakes IV ($350), Keith Granholm ($290), Dave Axton ($285), Tim Axton ($280), Ryan Kissinger ($325), Matt Tanner ($270), Mike Walter ($315), Pete Richardson ($260), Mike Stelter ($305), Shawn Donath ($250), Paulie Colagiovanni ($75), Tyler Graves ($250), James Hanson ($450), Denny Peebles ($250)

Did Not Qualify – Steve Glover, Daryl Ruggles, Josh Azzi, Dan Bennett, Dan Kuhn, Jeff Cook, Rob Dietrick, Nick Cooper, Brandon Kidd, Steve Collins

Lap Leaders – Shawn Donath 1-8, Smith 9-25

Car Mate Trailers Heat 1 – Kelleher, Granholm, D. Axton, Hanson, Graves

Car Mate Trailers Heat 2 – Howland, Stelter, Evans, Miller, Richardson

Car Mate Trailers Heat 3 – Barmey, Donath, Poirier, Suprick, Reakes IV

Car Mate Trailers Heat 4 – Zimbardi, Preston, Smith, Kissinger, Peebles

Lane’s Yamah/Cobra Coaches Dash – Miller, Suprick, Hanson, Kissinger

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main -. Walter, T. Axton, Tanner, Wickham

Provisonal – Kinney, Colagiovanni

BONUSES:

Pitre Painting/Cobra Coaches Dash - Miller ($125), Suprick ($75), Hanson ($50),

Kissinger ($50)

Insinger Fuels Hard Charger - Wickham (15 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway - Smith $50

E&V Energy - Barney $50, Reakes IV $50

Lacaillade Masonry - Walter $50

Ohsweken Speedway 21st Anniversary - Stelter $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Preston $35

Beard Sewer and Drain Best Time - Collins, Smith, Poirier, Howland $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Kelleher, Howland, Barney, Zimbardi $25

911 Restoration – Wickham, Miller $25

Lucas Oil ESS 7-12 Challenge - Smith - $200 - $100 at Thunder Mtn, May 28.

Hoosier Tires - Hanson $200

Vahlco Wheels - Evans $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!!

 

 

Bayston Breaks Through with New Team

Macon, IL- Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, Indiana finally broke through to claim his first POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory in 2016 and his first with new team, Keith Kunz Curb-Agajanian Motorsports. After three third place finishes in a row, including both nights of the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals and Friday night's show at Fayette County Speedway, Bayston took the checkers leading every circuit of the 30 lap main event at Macon Speedway.

In a caution filled main event, Daniel Robinson led the field to green only to have the start called back after Carson Macedo slowed in turns three and four. Completely restarting the field, Bayston powered into the lead off turn four to lead lap one. With six laps in the books, Daniel Robinson looped his machine off the turn two cushion collecting Zach Daum and Andrew Felker. Returning to racing Colten Cottle and Terry Babb would slide past Kyle Schuett for second and third as Bayston closed in on lap traffic. With 11 laps down, Andrew Felker would bring out the third caution of the evening as his machine sat off turn four. Coming back to green Cottle worked to reel in Bayston only to have the caution fly four laps later as Tanner Thorson sat off turn four.

On the restart, Jake Neuman and Dereck King would collect each other exiting turn two, piling up Carson Macedo and Dayne Kingshott. With the field lined back up, Terry Babb would take a shot at Cottle, but Cottle would return. On lap 21 Carson Macedo brought out the sixth caution as his machine sat spun off turn two. Just as soon as racing returned, the action would be halted as Brayton Lynch sat looped off turn four. On lap 24 the action would be halted again as Tucker Klaasmeyer looped his machine entering turn three, collecting Kyle Schuett. Ryan Robinson was also involved.

Still out front, Spencer Bayston endured two more cautions and a final red flag on his way to victory. On lap 25 Zach Daum collected Andrew Felker, Tanner Thorson, Jake Neuman, and Daniel Adler. Two laps later as Justin Peck pressured Terry Babb for second, the caution flew as Tucker Klaasmeyer and Zach Daum sat off turn two. Returning to racing Dave Camfield, Jr. would find himself upside down in turn two bringing out the red flag. With three laps left, a shootout would ensue as Justin Peck made his way to second, while Colten Cottle rounded out the top three. Terry Babb took fourth, while Matt Ponder took fifth, a career-best.

"[Carson's] the new kid on the block and he got the win before me," said Spencer Bayston. "We're really close, so that makes us competitive, which is really good because we actually motivate ourselves. I just can't thank Big Al, Keith, Pete and everyone at the shop. I'm glad we got this one out of the way. We got it done and that's what counts."

"I was wide open around the top," Justin Peck stated. "I was trying to throw some sliders there and some were probably questionable, but we brought it home second with a bad fast racecar." "We kind of have a little bit of momentum going there," explained Colten Cottle. "Last night we had a good run at Gas City, ran third for a little while, so we carried that over tonight."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 91 - DERECK KING, Heat 2: 57D - DANIEL ROBINSON, Heat 3: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON, Heat 4: 7A - ANDREW FELKER

Semi Feature Winner: 71K - CARSON MACEDO

Great Clips Feature Winner: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON 2. 5X - JUSTIN PECK 3. 5C - COLTEN COTTLE 4. 88 - TERRY BABB 5. 5H - MATT PONDER 6. 24 - DAYNE KINGSHOTT 7. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 8. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 9. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 10. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 11. 7A - ANDREW FELKER 12. 50 - DANIEL ADLER 13. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 14. 20 - CODY WEISENSEL 15. 82 - ERIC JOHNSON 16. 71K - CARSON MACEDO 17. 22 - ANDY MALPOCKER 18. 16 - DAVE CAMFIELD JR 19. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 20. 5D - ZACH DAUM 21. 67 - TANNER THORSON 22. 91 - DERECK KING 23. 57D - DANIEL ROBINSON

For more information, visit www.powri.com

 

 

Gerster Dominates at Shady Bowl for First Must See Win of 2016

DEGRAFF, Ohio – Brian Gerster took back the reins of the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series from reigning champion and two-time season winner Jimmy McCune on Saturday night, turning in a stunning performance in the series’ inaugural visit to Shady Bowl Speedway.

Gerster passed early race leader and former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Bobby Santos on lap 10 of the 50-lap Battle at the Bowl, and once he was out front, the Dick Myers-owned “Mopar Missile” lived up to its nickname.

The two-time series champion paced the remainder of the distance with startling speed, lapping all but the top four cars and motoring to a 7.716 second victory over seven-time Super Sprints champion Jason Blonde.

All told, the feature ran caution-free and took a scant 10 minutes and three seconds to complete. The race also served as round four of the six-race American Sprint Cup mini-series.

“This car was really, really good tonight,” Gerster said in Engine Pro Victory Lane. “The McCune family kicked our (tails) down in the Carolinas, so Dick Myers and our engineer went back to work and got us a little bit faster for the race tonight. It’s pretty awesome to get this win too, because I’ve got some of my buddies here watching that are gonna be on my pit crew for the Little 500 next week, so I’m glad I could deliver and give them something to push for (at Anderson).”

“Thanks to Must See Racing and Shady Bowl for putting this series on and kudos to all the fans who stuck out the early weather from today to see us race. We couldn’t do it without you guys and I really hope you enjoyed the show.”

Engine Pro polesitter Jerry Caryer and former NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion Bobby Santos led the field to the green flag, and it was Santos who got the early advantage as he rolled from the outside to the lead on the opening lap.

By the time another circuit was in the books, the Dick Fieler Racing driver had opened up a one second advantage over the field as a furious scramble for second was underway behind him.

That advantage would not last, however.

By lap five, Gerster had worked his way from sixth on the grid to second, and he quickly axed the margin from a second down to two car lengths in just two laps. By the ninth round, Gerster was knocking on the tail tank of the No. 22A and the next time by, he had worked clear of Santos in turn three to assume the lead for good.

As Gerster worked his way through traffic and away from the field, Santos was left to deal with Blonde for the last two-thirds of the race. While the modified ace was able to hold Blonde at bay through halfway and into the final 20 laps, Blonde finally worked his way past with 13 laps to go but finished a distant second at the twin checkers.

“The car just wasn’t rotating in the corner like I needed it to,” explained Blonde. “It was just really tight on entry and got loose from the center off. By the time I finally got to second he (Gerster) was long gone. Congrats to those guys, though; they’re the best there’s been in asphalt sprint car racing the last few years and to finish second – for this team – feels like a win to us.”

McCune was able to follow Blonde past Santos, finishing right where he started in third after falling back in the first half of the race.

“We were junk all night, to be honest,” McCune said. “These tight, bullring-type places are tough on us, setup-wise. We struggled, plain and simple. That’s just the name of the game and it’s why we race. From where we started though, and to end up here on the front stretch, I can’t complain too badly at that.”

Santos hung onto a fading car to finish fourth, the last car on the lead lap. Two-time Little 500 champion Jacob Wilson rounded out the top five, competing in his first Must See Racing event in over a year.

After setting a new track record of 10.666 seconds (101.256 mph) in Engine Pro Time Trials, breaking Dave Baumgartner’s old mark of 10.830 set on Sept. 18, 2010, Johnny Bridges’ run at glory was stalled by the invert die.

Bridges rolled an eight, placing him on the outside of the fourth row for the feature, fell off the lead lap on the 26th circuit and could never recover. He limped home to an eighth-place finish.

With the win, Gerster assumes the points lead by five tallies over McCune, with Bridges nine points further back in third.

The Must See Racing Sprint Car Series returns to action on Sunday, May 22, with round four of the season taking place at Spitzer Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio.

For more information on Must See Racing, including results, schedule information and the latest driver and team news, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Shady Bowl Speedway; DeGraff, Ohio; May 21, 2016

Engine Pro Time Trials (best of two laps): 1. #07 – Johnny Bridges, 10.666 seconds (new all-time track record); 2. #50M – Brian Gerster, 10.729; 3. #07W – Jacob Wilson, 10.819; 4. #42 – Jason Blonde, 10.974; 5. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 11.051; 6. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 11.129; 7. #22A – Bobby Santos III, 11.300; 8. #75C – Jerry Caryer, 11.405; 9. #22S – Derek Snyder, 11.431; 10. #9 – Chris Lamb, 11.477; 11. #9L – Kris Leming, 11.964; 12. #11G – Tom Geren, 12.464; 13. #42S – Joe Speakman, NT.

Mahle Heat Race #1 (10 laps, all transfer): 1. Jacob Wilson, 2. Bobby Santos, 3. Johnny Bridges, 4. Jeff Bloom, 5. Derek Snyder, 6. Kris Leming.

SpeedPro Heat Race #2 (10 laps, all transfer): 1. Brian Gerster, 2. Jimmy McCune, 3. Jerry Caryer, 4. Jason Blonde, 5. Chris Lamb, 6. Tom Geren.

Engine Pro A-Feature (50 laps): 1. Brian Gerster [6], 2. Jason Blonde [4], 3. Jimmy McCune [3], 4. Bobby Santos [2], 5. Jacob Wilson [5], 6. Jerry Caryer [1], 7. Chris Lamb [9], 8. Johnny Bridges [8], 9. Derek Snyder [8], 10. Tom Geren [10], 11. Jeff Bloom [11].

Time of Feature: 10:03.

Lap Leaders: Santos 1-9, Gerster 10-50.

 

 

Velasquez Nabs First DCRP Sprint Car Win of the Year

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 21, 2016) – Saturday night’s 20-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature boiled down to a tense duel between the defending track champion and the current points leader atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park clay oval.

When the checkered flag finally flew on the full moon event, it was current points leader Taylor Velasquez getting the better of reigning champ Luke Cranston on a lap 14 restart to capture his first win of the year aboard the Bearcat Well Service/Fronk Oil Company No. 21x Sprint Car.

While Velasquez topped a wild nightcap, Cole Traugott extended his recent domination of the IMCA Modified ranks, Mike Roach emerged atop a hard-fought IMCA Sport Modified main event, Michael Pepper pounced on another IMCA Stock Car win and Cody Davis delivered another IMCA Hobby Stock victory.

After the initial four feature events of the night ran off in relatively smooth fashion, the full moon came into full effect when the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars 20-lap feature hit the track.

“I think that’s the most yellows we’ve had out here all year combined,” Velasquez said after becoming the fourth different winner in as many DCRP Sprint Car events this season.

In this case, the cautions worked out in the Turpin, Oklahoma racer’s favor while to the detriment of Cranston.

“I had his starts pretty well figured out,” Velasquez said. “He was setting a pretty fast pace and I was liking that, I was really able to get my momentum up.”

The feature started off inauspiciously with a multi-car melee getting into the opening turn. Ray Seemann and Koby Walters got the worst of it with Craig Jecha and Barry Crane eliminated from action as well as all drivers walked away without injury.

On the second try to start the race, pole starter Cranston outdueled front row mate Brian Herbert for the early lead as Velasquez worked his way from the seventh starting position to fifth in the opening pair of laps before another caution flew.

Beginning a trend, Velasquez slid past Lance Davis for fourth on the lap three restart and then took advantage of both Herbert and second-runner Mike Peters to jump up to second on a lap five restart.

With the high line the fast way around, Velasquez chased Cranston and tried unsuccessfully after another pair of restarts along the way to slide by for the lead in turns three and four. And, after Cranston had denied the sliders, he was able to slip away.

A final caution for a harmless spin with six laps to go wasn’t so harmless for Cranston, as this time Velasquez tried the big slide in turns one and two and made it stick. Cranston tried to counter getting into turn three, but fell short.

Velasquez rode the cushion relentlessly the rest of the way for his first win since last year’s season-ending Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event with Cranston settling for second. Veteran shoe Peters held third with Ty Williams and Herbert rounding out the top five.

Starting five rows deep in the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature did little to deter Woodward, Oklahoma’s Cole Traugott.

Traugott needed just eight laps to chase down early leader Tom Beavers and then checked out on the field to convincingly capture his third triumph in the last four DCRP events in the non-stop affair.

Traugott built up a full half-lap advantage past the midway point as Beavers tried to tend off William Nusser and Troy Gemmill in a heated battle for second. Gemmill used the high side to surge into second in the final handful of laps and shaved off a portion of the lead, although Traugott still crossed the stripe with a healthy straightaway advantage as he worked heavy lapped traffic in the latter stages.

“I about lost the race a time or two in traffic there, it got pretty close,” Traugott commented.

Even with a close call or two, Traugott crossed the stripe with ample breathing room ahead of Gemmill as Nusser worked his way past Beavers for third. Beavers was fourth with David Solberg rounding out the top five.

Another Woodward shoe found victory lane as well with Mike Roach working his way from the tenth starting position to add his name to the list of IMCA Sport Modified feature winners at DCRP thus far in 2016.

Roach, who won last year’s Sport Modified Mayhem event at DCRP, worked his way to second by the time the caution flew after 14 laps and then pounced on nephew Kaleb Roach on the restart to snare the lead and the win in the 20-lapper.

While Mike Roach started a handful of rows deep, Daylon Bergeron led from the pole for eight laps before losing power and handing the lead over to Kaleb Roach. It soon became a three-car battle for the point between Kaleb Roach, Jeff Kaup and Brandon Kenny as Mike Roach worked his way towards the lead pack.

Kaup challenged Kaleb Roach for the point on the 14th lap only to spin after clipping an infield tire and incurring race-ending damage exiting turn two on the 15th round. Sitting second on the restart, Mike Roach took advantage and never looked back as he raced to the stripe ahead of Kenny, Darren Hacker, DCRP points leader Kevin Tabor and Austin Walker as Kaleb Roach slipped to sixth in the closing rounds.

Lakin’s Michael Pepper wasted little time moving to the front in the 12-lap IMCA Stock Car feature to capture his second win of the year.

Starting inside the second row, defending track champ Pepper used the low side to charge into the lead on the opening lap and then held off Dusty Witthuhn the rest of the way as Chris Oliver fought off Marlin Hogie the entire distance to secure show honors.

In IMCA Hobby Stock action, defending track champion Cody Davis raced around Tobby Schield on the third round and went on to become the first repeat winner of the season through five rounds of competition.

After taking the lead from Schield, Davis kept Matt O’Hair at bay over the closing circuits to secure the win with Shield setting for the show position.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night, June 4, with the NCRA Late Models along with IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park

May 21 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 911-Ty Williams, 2. 11-Keefe Hemel, 3. 72-Ray Seemann, 4. 49-Kris Moore, 5. 11k-Tyler Knight, 6. 30c-Barry Crane, 7. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 8. 7r-Beau Ricke.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 9d-Lance Davis, 2. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 3-Ryan Walters, 5. 17x-Craig Jecha, 6. 20J-Brandy Jones, 7. 67-Damien Cain.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 49x-Mike Peters, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 97-Brian Herbert, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 007-Jordan Randles, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. E85-Kade Hagans.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 49x-Mike Peters, 4. 911-Ty Williams, 5. 97-Brian Herbert, 6. 49-Kris Moore, 7. 9d-Lance Davis, 8. 11k-Tyler Knight, 9. 11-Keefe Hemel, 10. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 11. 10-Jordan Knight, 12. 3-Ryan Walters, 13. 1x-Cody Lampe, 14. 20J-Brandy Jones, 15. 7r-Beau Ricke, 16. 007-Jordan Randles, 17. E85-Kade Hagans, 18. 72-Ray Seemann, 19. 33-Koby Walters, 20. 17x-Craig Jecha, 21. 30c-Barry Crane. DNS: 67-Damien Cain.

 

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: BROWN, HUNSINGER, BAILEY, & MAAS TAKE WINS IN ACKLAND INSURANCE SEASON OPENER

by Tommy Goudge (May 20, 2016) – 111 drivers signed in to race in the 21st Ohsweken Speedway Season Opener presented by Ackland Insurance on Friday. Jake Brown, Ryan Hunsinger, Dave Bailey, Mark Bazuin*, and Jake Maas visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016
OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA
21ST SEASON OPENER
PRESENTED BY ACKLAND INSURANCE
TOTAL ENTRIES – 111

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KOOL KIDZ-CORR/PAK 360 SPRINT CARS (21 entries)
Two pairs of teammates raced at the front for much of the 360 Sprint Car feature, with Dylan Westbrook pacing the field for the first 18 laps ahead of Mitch Brown, Jake Brown, and Glenn Styres.

Mitch passed brother Jake with 3 laps left in the race and attempted to steal the win away from Westbrook, but both spun after contact in turn three. The result was a yellow flag, and a two lap dash to the finish, which saw the field jumbled up after spins by Styres and Jamie Turner, who had restarted with a flat left front tire.

Ahead of the melee, Jake Brown was able to lock down his first 360 Sprint Car feature win in his first career start in that division. Dane Lorenc recovered from nearly going upside down earlier in the race to claim the runner-up spot, followed by Ryan Turner, 17th starter Cory Turner, and 11th starter Dave Dykstra.

Heat race wins went to Dylan Westbrook, Jamie Turner, and Mitch Brown, while Mitch Brown also won the Ackland Insurance "Top Gun" Award.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1-10 Jake Brown (4)
2. 00 Dane Lorenc (8)
3. 91 Ryan Turner (3)
4. 97 Cory Turner (17)
5. 5d Dave Dykstra (11)
6. 17x Dain Naida (19)
7. 0 Glenn Styres (14)
8. 10 Mitch Brown (6)
9. 47x Dylan Westbrook (1)
10. 77x Alex Hill (18)
11. 14h Jim Huppunen (15)
12. 49 Todd Hoddick (7)
13. 27z Stan Zanchin (21)
14. 6 Curis Gartly (20)
15. 11 Jamie Turner (5)
16. 2 Lee Winger (13)
17. 81 Derek Jonathan (9)
18. 9 Steve Lyons (16)
DNF. 38 Tyler Hendricks (12)
DNF. 5c Conor Mahoney (10)
DNF. 7m Justin Martin (2)
No Time
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dylan Westbrook (1-18), Jake Brown (19-20)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook, Scotland ON (1), 2. 7m Justin Martin, Rodney ON (2), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick, Cheektowaga NY (4), 4. 5d Dave Dykstra, Port Colborne ON (3), 5. 2 Lee Winger, Hamilton ON (7), 6. 9 Steve Lyons, Carlisle ON (5), DNF. 17x Dain Naida, Tecumseh MI (6). No Time

INSTA-INSULATION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 11 Jamie Turner, Caistor Centre ON (2), 2. 1-10 Jake Brown, Brantford ON (4), 3. 81 Derek Jonathan, Lewiston NY (1), 4. 00 Dane Lorenc, Lancaster NY (7), 5. 0 Glenn Styres, Ohsweken ON (5), 6. 97 Cory Turner, Caistor Centre ON (3), 7. 6 Curtis Gartly, Thamesford ON (6). Time - 1:57.442

STRICKLAND'S GMC HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 10 Mitch Brown, Brantford ON (4), 2. 91 Ryan Turner, Caistor Centre (2), 3. 5c Conor Mahoney, Hamilton ON (1), 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks, Chatham ON (3), 5. 14h Jim Huppunen, Welland ON (7), 6. 77x Alex Hill, Six Nations ON (5), 7. 27z Stan Zanchin, Fort Erie ON (6). Time - 2:00.462

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150): 10 Mitch Brown

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STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (16 entries)
2014 champ Ryan Hunsinger dominated the Crate Sprint Car feature and set a 20 lap track record in the process. 6th starter Brad Herron moved up from 6th to finish 6 seconds behind Hunsinger in the runner-up position, followed by pole-sitter Aaron Turkey, 11th starter Jesse McDonald, and Holly Porter.

Heat race wins went to Ryan Hunsinger and Brad Herron, while Mike Thorne won the Ackland Insurance "Top Gun" Award.

A-FEATURE (20 laps)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (3)
2. 12 Brad Herron (6)
3. 68 Aaron Turkey (1)
4. 88 Jesse McDonald (11)
5. 1 Holly Porter (4)
6. 87x Shone Evans (9)
7. 55 Mike Thorne (2)
8. 18 Josh Shantz (5)
9. 8 Hannah Ferrell (12)
10. 99 Jordan Hill (10)
11. 5 Alex Schuts (13)
12. 00 Mark Czuba (7)
13. 49h Jerry Hill (14)
14. 51 Brent Wheller (16)
15. 04x Mike Bell, Jr. (15)
DNS. 4 Mack DeMan (8)
Time - 5:37.963 NEW TRACK RECORD
A-Feature Lap Leaders - Ryan Hunsinger (1-20)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 12 Brad Herron, Waterford ON (1), 2. 55 Mike Thorne, Caledonia ON (2), 3. 18 Josh Shantz, St. Agatha ON (4), 4. 88 Jesse McDonald, Caledonia ON (5), 5. 00 Mark Czuba, Burlington ON (3), 6. 5 Alex Schuts, Oakland ON (7), 7. 49h Jerry Hill, Hagersville ON (6), 8. 04x Mike Bell, Jr., Hagersville ON (8). No Time

MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF BRANTFORD & PARIS HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps)
Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 43h Ryan Hunsinger, Caledonia ON (1), 2. 68 Aaron Turkey, Ohsweken ON (5), 3. 1 Holly Porter, Delhi ON (4), 4. 8 Hannah Ferrell, Vanessa ON (7), 5. 99 Jordan Hill, Ohsweken ON (6), DNF. 87x Shone Evans, Scotland ON (3), DNF. 4 Mack DeMan, Mississauga ON (2), DNS. 51 Brent Wheller, Etobicoke ON (8). Time - 1:34.206

ACKLAND INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($100): 55 Mike Thorne

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Fan Appreciation Night - $10 Admission presented Best Western PLUS/Quality Inn and Suites

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodifieds (50-laps): 1. 21 - Kody Graham, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 68 - Michael Barnes, 5. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 6. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 7. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 8. 50 - Dave Gruel, 9. 11 - Aric Iosue, 10. 55 - Keith Shampine, 11. 12 - Pat Lavery, 12. 70 - Dave McKnight, 13. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 14. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 15. 24 - Jerry Curran, 16. 00 - Joe Gosek, 17. 52 - Dave Danzer, 18. 05 - Jeff Abold, 19. 14 - Kreig Heroth

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #50 - Dave Gruel

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #5 - Tim Devendorf

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #21 - Kody Graham

Xtreme Sim Racing Series Last Car on Lead Lap: #50 - Dave Gruel

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 15 - Michael Muldoon, 2. 21 - Kody Graham, 3. 01 - Dan Connors Jr., 4. 05 - Jeff Abold, 5. 24 - Jerry Curran, 6. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 2. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 3. 11 - Aric Iosue, 4. 70 - Dave McKnight, 5. 12 - Pat Lavery, 6. 50 - Dave Gruel

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 52 - Dave Danzer, 2. 68 - Michael Barnes, 3. 5 - Tim Devendorf, 4. 00 - Joe Gosek, 5. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr., 6. 55 - Keith Shampine, 7. 14 - Kreig Heroth

Pathfinder Bank SBS

Pathfinder Bank SBS (30-laps): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 54 - Camden Proud, 3. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 4. 50 - Dave Cliff, 5. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 6. 74 - Mike Bond, 7. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 8. 9 - Jack Patrick, 9. 2 - Rob Pullen, 10. 88 - Brad Haynes, 11. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 12. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 13. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 14. 15 - James Babcock, 15. 76 - Scott Shafer, 16. 77 - Cameron Rowe, 17. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 18. 14 - Alex McRae, 19. 23 - Cameron Black, 20. 37 - Jesse Bearup

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #88 - Brad Haynes

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

White's Car Care 4th Place: #50 - Dave Cliff

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #22 - Mike Bruce

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #90 - Greg O'Connor

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 22 - Mike Bruce, 2. 9 - Jack Patrick, 3. 54 - Camden Proud, 4. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 5. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 6. 77 - Cameron Rowe

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 2. 50 - Dave Cliff, 3. 2 - Rob Pullen, 4. 76 - Scott Shafer, 5. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 6. 15 - James Babcock, 7. 88 - Brad Haynes

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 2. 74 - Mike Bond, 3. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 4. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 5. 37 - Jesse Bearup, 6. 23 - Cameron Black, 7. 14 - Alex McRae

Next Race: Saturday, May 28 Port City 160 'Super Spectacle' Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial 75 ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial 50 Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial 35

 

 

Fremont Speedway

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Wooster, Ohio’s Broc Martin watched a huge lead wiped out late in the 410 sprint feature at Fremont Speedway. But, he got a tremendous restart, hit his marks and went on to dominate for his second career win on Root’s Poultry Night.

Martin had built a 3.2 second lead late in the 30-lap feature for the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints. But a red flag with seven laps to go put Cole Duncan – who had been chipping away at the lead by .2 seconds every lap – right on Martin’s rear bumper. Martin focused and drove away for the victory, leading all 30 laps.

“I have to thank a real special friend of ours. Health wise he’s had some issues here lately and that’s Jim Smith Enterprises…Smitty…he’s been a huge influence on my career and my life in general. I have to thank Guerne Heights Drive In, a great please to eat if you’re down in the Wooster area. I have to thank Orrville Trucking and Grading, Santmyer Oil, Keizer Wheels, my friends Rick and Barb…Mt. Dew Rick, he helps a ton. I have to thank my buddies Wayne and Matt and my parents. My mom retired and got a second job just so we can do this. My dad works 55 hours a week,” Martin said in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“I want to thank all the fans and folks at Fremont Speedway. I drive past a track 20 minutes from my home to come up here because I run with some of the best drivers in the country at one of the best facilities in the country. Everyone here has treated me like a member of the family,” Martin concluded.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint Feature couldn’t get more exciting. Dundee, Michigan’s Dan McCarron held off 15th place starter Nate Dussel to earn his first career Fremont victory. It was by the narrowest of margins - .01 seconds.

“I have a lot of people to thank, mainly my wife Kate who helps me out on this car night in and night out…every night. My dad and my sister are usually here. Blake Smith is just awesome help. We’ve really struggled but tonight I think we hit the balance. I don’t know what we did but Blake’s not changing it,” said McCarron beside his McCarron Sales and Promotions, All Star Performance, XYZ Machining, Timken, Rod End Supply, Engler Machine & Tool backed #22M.

Delta, Ohio’s Ky Harper would dominate the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model feature, though he had a close call late in the race with a couple of lapped cars. He would dig his way through for his second win of the season and the seventh of his career.

“I wasn’t breathing there when I almost tangled with those lapped cars. This car isn’t anything like the car we had last year. We’ve had to do a ton of work on it. We’re getting it closer. That’s two victories in last two outings,” said Harper beside his Handy Grafix, Cut Right Lawn Care, Jed’s Twist T-Freez, Rocket Chassis, Childress Collision, Classic Industries backed #34.

Fostoria, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti would battle with Cory McCaughey throughout the 15 laps of the Burmeister Trophies Dirt Truck feature before driving to his second win of the season. It is Valenti’s 27th career win at Fremont and moves him into 16th on the track’s all-time win list.

“When I was a little kid sitting up there in the stands just hoping one day I could be standing out here on the front stretch let alone collect 27 of them…it’s pretty amazing,” said Valenti who was involved in a multi-car crash in the 410 sprint feature earlier.

“I have to thank Jeff Babcock for putting me in this thing. I have to thank Craig Miller Trucking, Gressman Powersports, JP Enterprise, KS Sales and Service, Real Geese Decoys…it feels good to be back up here,” added Valenti.

The start of the 30 lap 410 sprint feature got off to a horrendous start as seven cars were involved in a vicious crash on the back stretch. It would eliminate the cars of Dean Jacobs, Valenti, Caleb Griffith, Duane Zablocki and Stuart Williams with Cale Thomas and Jody Keegan making repairs to rejoin the field. On the second attempt at green Ben Rutan would spin.

On the third attempt Martin battled with Trey Jacobs with Duncan, Stuart Brubaker, Brian Lay and Travis Philo in tow. Martin began to build up a sizeable lead over Jacobs and Duncan with Lay moving into fourth on lap four.

Martin caught the back of the field with just seven laps scored but his lead grew over Jacobs and Duncan with a great battle shaping up for fourth with Lay, Brubaker and Philo. By the half-way point Martin’s lead was over three seconds as Jacobs and Duncan battled for second followed by Lay, Philo, Brubaker, Jack Sodeman, Jordan Ryan and Tyler Gunn.

Duncan would take second on lap 18 but Martin had built a four second lead. Duncan was closing lap after lap when, on lap 23, Gunn made contact with the front stretch wall, flipping hard. He would emerge okay.

Martin got a tremendous restart and began rebuilding his lead. Duncan and Jacobs would battle again for second with Lay, Philo, Brubaker and Ryan in tow. With just three laps remaining Martin had built his lead back to over two seconds as he would drive to the win.

Duncan, Jacobs, Lay and Brubaker would round out the top five.

“You (pointing to announcer Brian Liskai) were freaking me out…I could hear you saying he was chopping of two tenths of a second. I know Cole, he’s a heck of a racer, and last year when I won I had to do almost the same thing except Byron (Reed) had to come all the way from fifth to second. I knew Cole was definitely going to be a challenge. I knew as long as I could hit my marks…and to be honest with you probably with about five laps to go I messed up in three and four but in one and two I was nailing it. It’s tough when you’re leading like that because you don’t know which lane to chose but I guess it worked,” Martin said.

McCarron and Steve Rando brought the field to green in the 25-lap 305 sprint feature with McCarron gaining the advantage. Alvin Roepke and Brian Gibbs would tangle after a lap was scored necessitating a single-file restart. McCarron would rocket back into the lead while Bobby Clark would slip past Rando for second with Luke Griffith ready to pounce in fourth.

Griffith would move into third on lap four but would spin with five laps scored. The restart order was McCarron, Clark, Rando, Jamie Miller and Dustin Stroup, Ricky Peterson, Paul Weaver and Nate Dussel.

Once again McCarron would pull away from Clark with Rando and Miller in tow. A great battle was underway for fifth involving Stroup, Weaver and Dussel. Griffith would bring out another caution with 10 laps scored. When the green flew so did McCarron over Clark, Rando, Miller, Weaver, Dussel and Stroup.

As McCarron pulled away slightly, Clark and Rando would battle for second. A quick caution for a Dustin Rall spin on lap 14 was the only thing keeping the rest of the field close to McCarron who had driven a flawless race to that point.

On the restart McCarron hit his marks as Rando drove around Clark for second with Dussel up to fourth followed by Miller, Weaver, and Roepke from the back of the field. The final caution flew on lap 19 for Gibbs.

McCarron now had his hands full when the green flew as Dussel drove from fourth to second with Rando challenging as well. With four laps to go McCarron, Dussel and Rando were neck-and-neck for the lead with Weaver, Clark and Roepke battling in their tire tracks. Two laps from the end Dussel was racing right on McCarron’s rear bumper.

As they took the white flag, McCarron dove to the bottom to block Dussel’s advance. As they raced into the final two turns McCarron slipped off the bottom just enough to give Dussel a shot. The duo had a drag race to the checkers with McCarron winning by less than a bumper.

Dussel, Rando, Weaver, and Clark would round out the top five.

“Before the last restart (with six laps to go) my crew guy Blake told me to keep it wound up into three. I thought if I could just carry enough momentum and then even if I had to slide I’d be alright. Luckily I was. Nate is a heck of a driver and has won a ton of races here. He didn’t run me up and I appreciate that,” McCarron said.

Harper and Chester Fitch brought the field to green for the 15-lap late model feature but before a lap could be completed Jamie Miller would spin. On the ensuing restart Harper would battle with Fitch before wrestling the top spot with Brandon Perkins, Steve Sabo and Matt Shipley in tow.

The race would go caution-free the rest of the way. Harper would build a sizeable lead over Fitch with Sabo taking third on lap two, bringing Shipley to fourth. Shipley would drive into third on lap five.

The only thing that would slow Harper was two lapped cars with three laps to go as he nearly made contact. Harper was able to negotiate through the traffic and drove to the win over Fitch, Shipley, Steve Sabo and John Brooks.

Jim Holcomb and Cory McCaughey brought the field to green for the 15 lap dirt truck feature. It was immediately a seven truck battle for the lead with McCaughey holding the slight advantage over Holcomb and Dana Fry. Eighth starter Valenti would drive into fourth on lap two and around Fry into second a lap later.

Valenti took the lead using the high line on lap five with McCaughey continuing to battle to his inside. Frey, Kent Brewer and Brandon Leighton remained within striking distance. The event’s only caution flew on lap six for a Brad Stuckey spin.

When the green flew the battle between Valenti and McCaughey resumed with Frey racing with Brewer for third while Leighton and Dustin Keegan waged war for fifth. With five laps to go Brewer now challenged Frey for third as Valenti moved to the low groove to try and block McCaughey’s advance.

McCaughey gave Valenti all he could handle but when the checkers flew Valenti took the win. Brewer would come in third followed by Frey and Jeff Ward.

Fremont Speedway will host a double-header weekend Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. On Saturday the Kistler Racing Products FAST Championship Series Presented by KS Sales and Service will compete in the richest purse in the organization’s eight year history with the winner of the 410 feature taking home $5,000. The 305 sprints will battle for $1,000 to win with the dirt trucks also in action. Sunday will see the second appearance of the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) non-wing sprint cars battling for $5,000 to win for the 2nd Annual Mike Hensel Memorial. Once again the 305 sprints will compete for $1,000 to win with the late models also in action.

There is a special two-day ticket package available. Go to www.fremontohspeedway.com for more information.

Fremont Speedway

Root’s Poultry Night

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Starting position [*]

410 Sprints – Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Fricker’s Qualifying

1.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.303; 2.45L-Brian Lay, 12.397; 3.23JR-Jack Sodeman, 12.398; 4.91-Cale Thomas, 12.411; 5.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.418; 6.22-Cole Duncan, 12.449; 7.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.541; 8.83M-Broc Martin, 12.551; 9.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.669; 10.51-Roger Campbell, 12.672; 11.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.674; 12.5T-Travis Philo, 12.719; 13.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.823; 14.60-Jody Keegan, 12.825; 15.23-DJ Foos, 12.881; 16.7-Shawn Valenti, 12.900; 17.46AU-Stuart Williams, 12.960; 18.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.312; 19.27K-Ben Rutan, 13.396; 20.7K-Troy Kingan, 13.521; 21.51B-Karl Baker, 13.590; 22.14-Daryl Daugherty, 14.499; 23.99-Frank Moser, 15.085;

Heat 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 7-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 6. 51-Roger Campbell[3] ; 7. 27K-Ben Rutan[7] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[8]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 2. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 6. 33M-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 7. 7K-Troy Kingan[7] ; 8. 99-Frank Moser[8]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[6] ; 2. 9-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 7. 51B-Karl Baker[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. 51-Roger Campbell[2] ; 3. 27K-Ben Rutan[4] ; 4. 7K-Troy Kingan[5] ; 5. 51B-Karl Baker[6] ; 6. 14-Daryl Daugherty[7] ; 7. 99-Frank Moser[8] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[3]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 7. 9-Jordan Ryan[17] ; 8. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[6] ; 9. 51-Roger Campbell[12] ; 10. 60-Jody Keegan[14] ; 11. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13] ; 12. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 13. 51B-Karl Baker[20] ; 14. 7K-Troy Kingan[19] ; 15. 97-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 16. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9] ; 17. 33M-Caleb Griffith[11] ; 18. 7-Shawn Valenti[15] ; 19. 46AU-Stuart Williams[16] ; 20. 27K-Ben Rutan[18]

Hard Charger: Jordan Ryan +10

305 Sprints – Fremont Federal Credit Union

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

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 3. 75-Jerry Dahms[3] ; 4. 10X-Dustin Stroup[8] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[1] ; 6. 1X-Dustin Dinan[9] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 8. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[4] ; 9. 41-Thomas Schinderle[6] ; 10. 12-Tyler Capodice[10]

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

1. 66-Jamie Miller[4] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[6] ; 3. 87-Brian Gibbs[1] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 6. 18N-Frank Neill[2] ; 7. 10-Josh Harrison[7] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 9. 12G-Darin Gallagher[10] ; 10. 44-Kyle Farmer[9]

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

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 4. 39C-Scott Riley[1] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[9] ; 6. 2F-Matt Foos[5] ; 7. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 8. 99-Alvin Roepke[6] ; 9. 97-Kyle Peters[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 5 to A)

1. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 2. 1X-Dustin Dinan[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[9] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[12] ; 7. 41-Thomas Schinderle[10] ; 8. 18N-Frank Neill[2] ; 9. 2F-Matt Foos[3] ; 10. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath[7] ; 11. 12-Tyler Capodice[13] ; 12. 12G-Darin Gallagher[11] ; 13. 44-Kyle Farmer[14] ; 14. 10-Josh Harrison[5]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps)

1. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[15] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[9] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[19] ; 7. 10X-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 8. 1X-Dustin Dinan[17] ; 9. 7M-Brandon Moore[11] ; 10. 77I-John Ivy[18] ; 11. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 12. 36-Seth Schneider[16] ; 13. 66-Jamie Miller[4] ; 14. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[20] ; 15. 75-Jerry Dahms[8] ; 16. 25-Jason Keckler[14] ; 17. 9R-Dustin Rall[13] ; 18. 87-Brian Gibbs[10] ; 19. 39C-Scott Riley[12] ; 20. 11G-Luke Griffith[6]

Hard Charger: Nate Dussel +13

 

 

Mike Mueller is the Master of Granite City Traditional Sprints Sauk Rapids, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (5-20-16)

When the UMSS Traditional sprint cars make their annual visit to the Granite City Speedway, it is a common occurrence to see Mike Mueller of Stacy, Minnesota sitting in Rock Auto Victory Lane at the end of the feature event. For the third time in his four appearances with his #87 Traditional sprint car, Mike Mueller celebrated a victory at the Sauk Rapids track in what proved to be another entertaining race for this popular division. A field of (17) cars were on hand and the feature race was only slowed once under caution. In fact, in the five times the series has visited the track, this was the first caution in a feature event. The track was well-prepared with a top and bottom lane for most of the race. For Mueller, it was his sixth career Traditional Sprint Car Series victory and first since the 2014 racing season when he won at Granite City on July 20. Indeed, Mueller is becoming "The Master" of Granite City working his "magic" at the 1/3 mile dirt oval for a .750 winning percentage!

The three Traditional sprint car heat races were won by Rick Kobs, Ty Sampair and Mueller. Although Sampair is a rookie this year in the Traditional sprints, he is a two-time UMSS micro sprint champion and is running stronger and stronger each night out in his non-winged sprint car. Sampair had the most passing and finishing points following the heat races and drew the number three pill. Rick Kobs, who already has four wins this season, drew the pole position with Jimmy Kouba to his outside. Mueller started fourth. Misfortune for the second time this season fell upon Neal Matuska in his heat race. A second blown engine, possibly from the same cause, ended his night early while running second in the third heat. Another rookie driver, Hunter Custer, led three laps in the second heat race before finishing in third.

Kobs bolted into the early lead generally running up on the cushion. Mueller worked his way past Sampair and Kouba to settle into the second position in the early going. Mueller, of course, was running his "patented" bottom groove at Granite City. James Giossi soon jumped up top on the cushion and began moving forward. With laps clicking off under the green, Giossi closed on Mueller in second with both drivers gaining on the leader. The battle up front was a good one, as the race approached the halfway mark. Also making a notable move forward was thirteenth starter Jeremy Kerzman up on the cushion.

On lap 17, Mueller ducked under Kobs coming off turn four and took the lead with Giossi close behind. Giossi also moved past Kobs coming off turn two and a very good battle for the lead continued. The race was slowed under caution with 18 laps scored for a spin in turn two by Hunter Custer. This seemed to change the complexion of the race a bit, as both Giossi and Kerzman were kind of neutral for the final seven laps. The car on the move during the latter stages of the race was once again, like the previous week at CLS, Anna Hippe. Anna had fallen back several positions in the early laps but stormed back on the bottom. Mueller led the final seven circuits for the win and Kobs regained second. Hippe passed Giossi for third a few laps from the finish and closed in on the leaders. Once again, she ran out of laps but turned in a solid third place finish. Giossi and Kerzman completed the top five. Only two of the sixteen starters dropped out with all cars still on the lead lap at the finish. Rookie driver Kyle Wehking was impressive with his first top ten, as he drove to an eighth place finish. The crop of rookies continues to be impressive in this division just seven races into the season.

Earning GRP Motorsports bonus money on this night was Jeremy Kerzman with the $100 Hard Charger Award, having advanced eight positions to finish fifth. Mike Mueller earned the $100 Highest Finishing Past Champion/Rookie bonus for his victory. GRP also paid Anna Hippe $100 from the previous week for her Hard Charger Award at CLS. The drivers held an autograph session during intermission and several of them went into the stands to collect funds for injured driver Chase Viebrock. It was a great gesture on the part of Granite City Speedway, and a decent amount was collected from a good-sized crowd on hand on what turned out to be a fantastic spring evening for racing.

The UMSS Traditional sprints will complete their double header weekend with their fifth appearance of the season slated for the Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday night May 21 with another big event planned for Chase Viebrock. Rick Kobs has won three out of the four races at CLS so far. The Traditional sprints return the following weekend May 27-28 with yet another double header scheduled for Friday night May 27 at the Red Cedar Speedway and Saturday night May 28 at the Rice Lake Speedway. Both the May 27 & 28 programs will also feature the UMSS winged sprints in a true double-double Memorial Day Weekend sprint car mania at the two popular Wisconsin tracks. Stay updated on the Traditional sprints by checking out our website at www.umsprints.com with a click on the blue logo or you can follow the wingless warriors on our Facebook page.

UMSS TSCS Race Results - Granite City Speedway May 20, 2016 (Race #7)

GRP Motorsports A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller[4]; 2. 81-Rick Kobs[1]; 3. 16-Anna Hippe[6]; 4. 11-James Giossi[5]; 5. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[13]; 6. N1-Ty Sampair[3]; 7. 24-Brian VanMeveren[9]; 8. 12W-Kyle Wehking[11]; 9. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[2]; 10. 95-Kevin Bradwell[16]; 11. 6-Jake Kouba[7]; 12. 69S-Jon Lewerer[8]; 13. 7B-Scott Brandt[10]; 14. 29-Hunter Custer[12]; 15. (DNF) 99-Bryan Roach[14]; 16. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose[15]; (DNS) 48-Neal Matuska.

Lap Leaders: Kobs 1-16, Mueller 17-25. Cautions: (1) with 18 laps in for 29 spin turn 2. GRP Motorsports Hard Charger Award - Kerzman +8. GRP Motorsports Highest Finishing Past Champ/Rookie - Mueller.

Track Rat Photos Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Rick Kobs[1]; 2. 11-James Giossi[2]; 3. 6-Jake Kouba[3]; 4. 24-Brian VanMeveren[5]; 5. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman[4]; 6. 99-Bryan Roach[6].

Lap Leader: Kobs 1-10. No cautions.

Meeks Video Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. N1-Ty Sampair[4]; 2. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[3]; 3. 29-Hunter Custer[1]; 4. 7B-Scott Brandt[5]; 5. 90-Tony Klose[6]; 6. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell[2].

Lap Leaders: Bradwell 1-3, Custer 4-6, Sampair 7-10. Cautions: (1) with 3 laps in for 95 into infield tire in turn 4.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 2. 16-Anna Hippe[1]; 3. 69S-Jon Lewerer[3]; 4. 12W-Kyle Wehking[5]; 5. (DNF) 48-Neal Matuska[4].

Lap Leader: Mueller 1-10. Cautions: (1) with 4 laps in for blown engine on 48, done for the night.

 

 

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP

By T.J. Buffenbarger

Hartford, MI – (Friday May 20, 2016) – Ryan Ruhl kicked off the 2016 Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP season with a spectacular, rim riding display in route to a dominating feature win Friday night at Hartford Motor Speedway. Ruhl from Coldwater, Michigan started on the front row and drove away just inches from Hartford’s unforgiving concrete wall every lap in route to the victory.

“The car was awesome. I didn’t know what to expect with the (new) tires and the track being reconfigured,” said Ruhl following the first feature for SOD with its new open rule package with narrower spec tires Hartford’s first sprint car race on its widened race track. “We did the same thing we always do and it was pretty close right off the bat. Terry (Stewart) is awesome at getting (the car) to do whatever I tell him.”

For Ruhl the dominating victory was a bit of a surprise considering Hartford’s size and utilizing his 360 cubic inch engine against a number of cars with larger power plants.

“Because this track is huge, I figured more motor would help anyone else here. So when we were keeping up with the 410’s in hot laps I thought, ‘Maybe we’ve got a shot’.”

Dash winner and RockAuto.com SOD Series Rookie of the Year candidate Brian Smith started on the front row for the 20-lap main event. Smith got the jump initially at the start before Ruhl gained momentum through turns one and two to take the lead coming off turn two. Behind Ruhl and Smith Jay Steinebach and Steve Irwin raced for the third spot with Irwin getting a run on Steinebach off turn four on the bottom of the speedway to take away the second position.

Ruhl had motored away to a straightaway lead until encountering a group of slower cars on lap 13. This allowed Smith to close briefly until Ruhl found an opening around the slower cars and motored away. From there it was all Ruhl in dominating fashion lapping up to fourth position. Smith claimed the runner up spot with Irwin, Joe Swanson, and Steinebach rounding out the top five.

Ruhl and Irwin won the heat race events while Smith won the dash.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP

Hartford Motor Speedway

Hartford, MI

Friday May 25, 2016

Engine Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 71H – Brad Lamberson, 3. 10S – Jay Steinebach, 4.2+ - Brian Smith, 5. 46 – Robert Huisken, 6. 7 – Joe Swanson, 7. 8 – Justin Ward, 8. 7X – Nic Rogers. DNS: 19 – Brett Mann. (First 3 finishers transferred to dash)

Lane Automotive Heat Race #2 (8 laps): 1. 0 – Steve Irwin, 2. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 3. 4 – Josh Turner, 4. 19X – Linden Jones, 5. 4 – Craig Karazim, 6. 1 – Eric Smith. DNS: 81 – John Gall, 49T – Gregg Dalman. (First 3 finishers transferred to dash)

Comp Cams Dash (6 Laps): 1. 2+ - Brian Smith, 2. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 3. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 4. 10S – Jay Steinebach, 5. 46 – Robert Huisken, 6. 0 – Steve Irwin. (Finish determines the first six starting spots in the A-Main)

A-Main (20 Laps): 1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 2+ - Brian Smith, 3. 0 – Steve Irwin, 4. 7 – Joe Swanson, 5. 10S – Jay Steinebach, 6. 4T – Josh Turner, 7. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 8. 46 – Robert Huisken, 9. 8 – Justin Ward. 10. 1 – Eric Smith, 11. 19J – Linden Jones. DNS: 7X – Nic Rogers, 49T – Gregg Dalman, 81 – John Gall, 71H – Brad Lamberson, 19 – Brett Mann, 4 – Craig Karazim.

Lap Leaders: Ruhl 1 - 20

Engine Pro Lucky Dog: Josh Turner

KSE Race Products Hard Charger Award: Joe Swanson

Kistler Racing Products contingency awards: Brad Lamberson, Ryan Ruhl

COMP Cams contingency award: Mark Aldrich

BR Motorsports contingency award: Jay Steinebach

Allstar Performance contingency award: Josh Turner

Schoenfeld Headers contingency award: Mark Aldrich

Rod End Supply contingency awards: Ryan Ruhl, Brian Smith, Steve Irwin

Racing Optics contingency award: Joe Swanson

ATL Fuel Cells contingency award: Jay Steinebach

King Racing Products contingency award: Josh Turner

Ti22 Performance contingency award: Brian Smith

DMI contingency award: Brad Lamberson

 

 

Fayette County Produces Two First Time Winners in First Completed Event Since 2012

Brownstown, IL- In the first time that POWRi has ran a race at Fayette County Speedway since 2012, the high-banked ¼ mile produced two first time winners. Carson Macedo took the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series win, while veteran Shelby Bosie earned his first-career POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series victory.

Macedo would start outside the front row, alongside Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Tanner Thorson. Thorson would have the advantage over Macedo coming to the line for lap one, growing his lead and approaching lap traffic until Ryan Robinson brought out the yellow, falling off the pace exiting turn two on lap eight.

Coming back to green, Thorson caught lap traffic by lap 14, only to lose the lead after spinning from contact with a lap car exiting turn two.

Inheriting the lead just a little past the half way point, Carson Macedo lined up in front of Andrew Felker and Zach Daum. At the drop of the green flag, Daum would pounce on Felker for second, taking the position on lap 17 while Spencer Bayston chased the top three, eventually moving into third on lap 21. The following lap Devin Camfield would spin off turn four bringing out the final caution of the evening and line the field up for an eight lap shootout. With multiple attempts, Daum tried sliding Macedo for the lead while struggling to keep his machine out of the turn two wall. However Daum ran out of laps as Macedo crossed the line first. Spencer Bayston rounded out the podium with his third straight, third place finish. Andrew Felker took fourth, while Justin Peck finished fifth.

"We were off to a slow start at the beginning of the season," said Carson Macedo. "Everybody at Keith Kunz Racing just does a great job. To be here in victory lane for our first midget win, it's really awesome and I hope we get many more. This is probably one of the funnest tracks I've ever raced at. To get right up on the fence like that, just awesome racing." "We scrambled around to get this backup car ready," stated Zach Daum who finished second after starting 22nd. "We were the last one to the grid and we hardly looked at the racetrack. I burned my stuff up way too early there and I didn't have anything left at the end. I threw everything I had at her."

"We're stuck on this third place finish," said Spencer Bayston. "I've finished third these last few races now. Big Al gave me a really, really good car tonight. I don't think I ever got one lap in the clear that I didn't have to battle someone. I think our car's a lot faster than what I showed, but I just couldn't put Zach away to deal with Carson."

Midgets Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON, Heat 2: 67 - TANNER THORSON, Heat 3: 5X - JUSTIN PECK

Great Clips Feature Winner: 71K - CARSON MACEDO

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 71K - CARSON MACEDO, 2. 5D - ZACH DAUM, 3. 97 - SPENCER BAYSTON, 4. 7A - ANDREW FELKER, 5. 5X - JUSTIN PECK, 6. 7 - AUSTIN BROWN, 7. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN, 8. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT, 9. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, 10. 67 - TANNER THORSON, 11. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON, 12. 57D - DANIEL ROBINSON, 13. 50 - DANIEL ADLER, 14. 86C - DALTON CAMFIELD, 15. 35 - TYLER ROBBINS, 16. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH, 17. 16 - DAVE CAMFIELD, JR., 18. 20 - CODY WEISENSEL, 19. 82 - ERIC JOHNSON, 20. 17C - DEVIN CAMFIELD, 21. 55 - NICK KNEPPER, 22. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, 23. 76 - KELLEN CONOVER, 24. DAYNE KINGSHOTT

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Dollansky, Friedrichsen and Ballenger Record Feature Wins during Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (May 20, 2016) - Craig Dollansky dominated the Spirit Lake Silver & Gold NSL 410 Sprint Cars portion of the Folkens Brothers Trucking Spring Nationals on Friday at Jackson Motorplex, where he claimed the $10,000 top prize and the National Sprint League points lead following a strong performance during the season-opening event at the recently renovated facility.

Casey Friedrichsen led all 20 laps to capture the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars feature and Dusty Ballenger led the final seven laps of the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars main event on an action-packed night at the half-mile oval.

"This track is beautiful," Dollansky said. "Tod Quiring and everyone who has done this hard work to build this facility, it's an honor to be here. That was a fun race. We're a smaller budget team. To come in and perform like that is a testament to the hard work that goes on behind the scenes."

Dollansky was a man on a mission as he opening the marquee event by setting quick time during qualifying. He then advanced from sixth to third place in a heat race and finished second in the dash to earn enough combined points to start the 25-lap main event on the pole.

Dollansky quickly powered into the lead and he maintained the top spot despite two cautions - the first for Aaron Reutzel, who blew a tire while running fifth with 10 laps remaining, and the second for a crash involving Brian Brown and Tim Kaeding, who were competing for 10th place with four laps remaining.

Defending series champion Danny Lasoski took advantage of the late-race restart to pass Ian Madsen for the runner-up position, but Lasoski was unable to close to Dollansky's bumper before the checkered flag was waved.

"Everybody was equaling out and everybody was using their tires up," Lasoski said. "Hats off to what (Quiring has) done here. It's a phenomenal facility and we sure enjoyed racing here."

Madsen held off his brother, Kerry Madsen, to finish on the podium. Bill Balog rounded out the top five.

Bargain Barn Tire Center sponsored the heat races and provided a minimum of $300 to win and at least $50 for everyone who started a heat. Austin McCarl, Kaeding and Tasker Phillips each won a heat race.

Ian Madsen claimed the Weikert's Livestock Dash presented by Midwest Truck Insurance and Transportation Insurance Services. All 10 dash drivers were presented a $100 bonus.

The National Sprint League will make its season debut at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m. with qualifying at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets for the event at Knoxville Raceway are $15 for adults, $10 for ages 13 to 19 and free for ages 12 and younger. Pit passes are $25.

The Cushion will provide live Pay-Per-View video from the race at http://www.TheCushion.com.

Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars

Friedrichsen led from flag to flag to score the Last-Deck® 360 Sprint Cars, which featured the GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Tri-State Region, victory during the season opener at Jackson Motorplex.

"They have a very nice facility here, a good track," he said. "There's not a complaint from us. When you start out front you have to make it count right away. This is our first race of the year. Coming out with a 'W' is a big success for us."

Skylar Prochaska maneuvered from seventh to the second-place finish with Lee Grosz placing third. Kaley Gharst ended fourth and Chris Martin was fifth.

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars

Ballenger took advantage of a restart on Lap 9 to pounce on the leader, capitalize with a slide job and pull away for the Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars main event triumph.

Ballenger, who started the 15-lap feature sixth, advanced into fourth place on Lap 2. He moved up a spot on the ensuing lap before taking over the runner-up spot on Lap 5. Ballenger maintained that position until the restart provided the opportunity.

"The yellow definitely saved me on that deal," he said. "The 305s are so equal you have to drive them so straight and try not to lose any speed. That was a fun race."

Jesse Lindberg gave Ballenger a battle in the closing laps as the duo were side by side in turn two multiple times. Lindberg finished second with Michael Stien, who led the first eight laps, garnering a third-place result.

Nate Eakin and Brandon Allen rounded out the top five, respectively.

NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE NOTES : Craig Dollansky earned a $200 bonus from Deberg Concrete and a $50 certificate from Slade Shock Technology for setting quick time during time trials. … Austin McCarl garnered a $100 certificate from Walker Filtration Performance for winning a heat race. … Tim Kaeding scored a $100 certificate from Kaeding Performance for winning a heat race. … Tasker Phillips captured a certificate from Keizer Aluminum Wheels for winning a heat race. … Davey Heskin was the So Close Award winner and received a certificate from Rod End Supply for being the highest starting NSL driver who missed the feature redraw. … Brooke Tatnell picked up a $50 certificate from KSE Racing Products for being the Hard Charger in the A Main. …. Brian Brown was selected for a $100 certificate from Ti22 Performance for the Hard Luck Award.

National Sprint League Sprint Car Series Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 20, 2016 -

Deberg Concrete/Slade Shock Technology Time Trials: 1. 2ks-Craig Dollansky 15.816; 2. 19p-Paige Polyak 15.831; 3. 55l-Aaron Reutzel 15.850; 4. 18-Ian Madsen 15.855; 5. 12-Lynton Jeffrey 15.858; 6. 17b-Bill Balog 15.894; 7. 2-Danny Lasoski 15.903; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen 15.916; 9. 21-Brian Brown 15.950; 10. 56n-Davey Heskin 16.053; 11. 16-Travis Whitney 16.155; 12. 13-Mark Dobmeier 16.155; 13. 09-Matt Juhl 16.174; 14. 7-Kaley Gharst 16.180; 15. 24-Terry McCarl 16.252; 16. 17a-Austin McCarl 16.283; 17. 3-Tim Kaeding 16.286; 18. 7w-Tasker Phillips 16.297; 19. 55-Brooke Tatnell 16.361; 20. 35l-Skylar Prochaska 16.377; 21. 10-Dakota Hendrickson 16.442; 22. 19w-Bob Weuve 16.737; 23. 19l-Rob Caho 17.358; 24. 25-Dylan Peterson 17.395; 25. 9-Jared Goerges 17.437; 26. 14-Jody Rosenboom No Time.

Walker Performance Filtration Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 17a-Austin McCarl (1); 2. 09-Matt Juhl (2); 3. 2ks-Craig Dollansky (6); 4. 2-Danny Lasoski (4); 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell (7); 6. 18-Ian Madsen (5); 7. 56n-Davey Heskin (3); 8. 19w-Bob Weuve (8); 9. 9-Jared Goerges (9).

Kaeding Performance Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 3-Tim Kaeding (1); 2. 7-Kaley Gharst (2); 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (5); 4. 29-Kerry Madsen (4); 5. 19p-Paige Polyak (6); 6. 16-Travis Whitney (3); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska (7); 8. Rob Caho (8).

Keizer Aluminum Wheels Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 7w-Tasker Phillips (1); 2. 24-Terry McCarl (2); 3. 21-Brian Brown (4); 4. 13-Mark Dobmeier (3); 5. 17b-Bill Balog (5); 6. 55l-Aaron Reutzel (6); 7. 10-Dakota Hendrickson (7); 8. 25-Dylan Peterson (8).

Weikert's Livestock Dash presented by Midwest Truck Insurance and Transportation Insurance Services (6 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen (1); 2. 2ks-Craig Dollansky (2); 3. 2-Danny Lasoski (4); 4. 29-Kerry Madsen (7); 5. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (5); 6. 55l-Aaron Reutzel (3); 7. 17b-Bill Balog (6); 8. 17a-Austin McCarl (8); 9. 19p-Paige Polyak (9); 10. 21-Brian Brown (10).

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2ks-Craig Dollansky (1); 2. 2-Danny Lasoski (5); 3. 18-Ian Madsen (3); 4. 29-Kerry Madsen (7); 5. 17b-Bill Balog (8); 6. 12-Lynton Jeffrey (2); 7. 13-Mark Dobmeier (13); 8. 56n-Davey Heskin (11); 9. 19p-Paige Polyak (4); 10. 24-Terry McCarl (16); 11. 55l-Aaron Reutzel (6); 12. 55-Brooke Tatnell (19); 13. 3-Tim Kaeding (17); 14. 7-Kaley Gharst (15); 15. 7w-Tasker Phillips (18); 16. 35-Skylar Prochaska (20); 17. 17a-Austin McCarl (10); 18. 09-Matt Juhl (14); 19. 19l-Rob Caho (23); 20. 19w-Bob Weuve (22); 21. 9-Jared Goerges (25); 22. 21-Brian Brown (8); 23. 16-Travis Whitney (12); 24. 10-Dakota Hendrickson (21); 25. 25-Dylan Peterson (DNS); 26. 14-Jody Rosenboom (DNS). Laps led: Craig Dollansky 1-25.

UNOFFICIAL NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE TOP 10 IN POINTS AFTER ROUND 2 -

.1. 2ks-Craig Dollansky 836; 2. 2-Danny Lasoski 786; 3. 24-Terry McCarl 720; 4. 21-Brian Brown 655; 5. 18-Ian Madsen 642; 6. 12-Lynton Jeffrey 632; 7. 3-Tim Kaeding 582; 8. 17a-Austin McCarl 578; 9. 17b-Bill Balog 573; 10. 55-Brooke Tatnell 555.

GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Tri-State Region Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 20, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 4j-Lee Grosz (2); 2. 2h-Bill Boles (1); 3. 2-Derrik Lusk (4); 4. 11x-Gregg Bakker (3); 5. 20g-Chris Graf (7); 6. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (5); 7. 32-Matt Julh (8); 8. 21-Devin Friedrichsen (6).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 44-Chris Martin (1); 2. 35-Skylar Prochaska (2); 3. 20-Casey Freidrichsen (5); 4. 7-Kaley Gharst (7); 5. 33-James Broty (6); 6. 2k-Kevin Ingle (4); 7. 1-Dean Brown (3).

Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (3); 2. 75c-Casey Heser (5); 3. 42-Kevin Flowers (7); 4. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (6); 5. 29-Brandon Stevenson (2); 6. 97-Alan Gilbertson (4); 7. 64-Brandon Bosma (1).

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 20-Casey Friedrichsen (1); 2. 35-Skylar Prochaska (7); 3. 4j-Lee Grosz (6); 4. 7-Kaley Gharst (8); 5. 44-Chris Martin (2); 6. 75c-Casey Heser (3); 7. 11x-Gregg Bakker (13); 8. 2h-Bill Boles (9); 9. 2-Derrik Lusk (10); 10. 33-James Broty (14); 11. 21-Devin Friedrichsen (21); 12. 13mj-Brandon Halverson (11); 13. 32-Matt Juhl (17); 14. 42-Kevin Flowers (4); 15. 2k-Kevin Ingle (18); 16. 97-Alan Gilbertson (19); 17. 10j-Justin Jacobsma (16); 18. 29-Brandon Stevenson (15); 19. 1-Dean Brown (20); 20. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (5); 21. 20g-Chris Graf (12); 22. 64-Brandon Bosma (22). Laps led: Casey Friedrichsen 1-20.

Liquid Nitro IMCA 305 Sprint Cars Race Report: Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on May 20, 2016 -

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 10-Trevor Serbus (8); 2. 1aj-Trevor Mell (2); 3. 14k-Victoria Knutson (1); 4. 4s-Michael Stien (7); 5. 11-Dalyn Cody (3); 6. 10s-Gary Serbus (9); 7. 33s-Jeremy Schultz (6); 8. 51a-Elliot Amdahl (5); 9. 5k-Jim Klinghagen (4).

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 4sn-Nate Eakin (1); 2. 05a-Brandon Allen (2); 3. 11a-Bruce Anderson (3); 4. 7l-Jesse Lindberg (6); 5. 2d-Dusty Ballenger (7); 6. 05-Collin Smith (5); 7. 7d-Dave Becker (9); 8. 51-Corey Kautz (8); 9. 22-Kaleb Johnson (4).

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 2d-Dusty Ballenger; 2. 7l-Jesse Lindberg; 3. 4s-Michael Stien; 4. 4sn-Nate Eakin; 5. 05a-Brandon Allen; 6. 11a-Bruce Anderson; 7. 10-Trevor Serbus; 8. 14k-Victoria Knutson; 9. 51a-Elliot Amdahl; 10. 11-Dayln Cody; 11. 51-Corey Kautz; 12. 05-Collin Smith; 13. 5k-Jim Klinghagen; 14. 10s-Gary Serbus; 15. 1aj-Trevor Mell; 16. 33s-Jeremy Schultz; 17. 7d-Dave Becker; 18. 22-Kaleb Johnson. Laps led: Michael Stien 1-8; Dusty Ballenger 9-15.

NEXT EVENT -

NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE : Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa

GOMUDDY.COM NSL 360 TRI-STATE REGION : May 27 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn.

JACKSON MOTORPLEX : Saturday featuring IMCA a mods, IMCA stock cars, IMCA sport mods, IMCA hobby stocks and IMCA sport compacts

MEDIA LINKS -

NSL Website: http://www.NationalSprintLeague.com

NSL Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/NSLSeries

NSL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSLSeries

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

NSL 360 Tri-State Website: http://www.NationalSprintLeague.com/GOMUDDY360s

NSL 360 Tri-State Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSL360TriState

NSL 360 Tri-State Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoMuddycom-NSL-360-Tri-State-Region-1490426007931342/

NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE MARKETING PARTNERS -

The National Sprint League would like to thank Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP, Arnold Motor Supply, Bank Midwest, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Deberg Concrete, Hepfner Racing Products, Hooker Harness, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, KSE Racing Products, Max Papis Innovations, MyRacePass, Rod End Supply, Rossie Feed & Grain, Slade Shock Technology, Ti22 Performance, TiLUBE Motorsport Lubricants, Vortex Wings and Walker Performance Filtration for support throughout the 2016 season.

NATIONAL SPRINT LEAGUE -

The National Sprint League was established in 2015 as a premier 410ci winged sprint car series focusing on the Midwest. In 2016, the series branches into the 360ci winged sprint car ranks with the GoMuddy.com National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Series as well as multiple regions across the United States. For the latest news and information among all the NSL entities, visit http://www.NationalSprintLeague.com .

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.

MUDDY -

Muddy has always been known for its exceptionally high-end features and unwavering quality. The line has recently been expanded and revolutionized to contain even more options, including ladderstands, tripods and ground blinds as well as hang-ons and harnesses. For more information, visit http://www.GoMuddy.com.

CASH BOWL -

The GoMuddy.com NSL 360 Series has more than $500,000 up for grabs during the 2016 season. The series established the 'Cash Bowl' in an effort to allow racers from across the country a great opportunity to generate money. Any driver who competes in at least one national race and 15 regional races or 90 percent of any region's events is eligible for the Cash Bowl, which pays $10 per point. The final night of a national event provides 120 points to win and eight points to start the main event. Regional races deliver 30 points to win and two points to start.

Additionally, the top five drivers in overall national and regional points at the end of the 2016 season will split more than $50,000 in bonus money with the national champion pocketing $20,000.

 

 

Weyant wins Sedalia

Sedalia, MO (May 20, 2015)- Moving from his third starting spot into the lead on the opening lap, Korey Weyant picked up the Boss Chassis WAR Series win at the Missouri State Fair Speedway on Friday night. Weyant moved past polesitter Riley Kreisel and second starting Clinton Boyles on lap one and set a torrid pace on the fast half-mile. Fellow Illinois driver Shane Cockrum also showed muscle early as he worked his way into second. Lap by lap, Weyant extended his lead as he hit heavy lapped traffic around lap ten. Weyant was finishing lap thirteen when he made contact with the lapped car of Chris Desselle. The contact sent Desselle into a series of wild flips down the frontstretch just past the flagstand. Desselle was able to walk from his demolished car, but it was then determined that he needed to be airlifted for further tests. With twelve laps officially complete, Weyant would have the cushion of two lapped cars between himself and second place Cockrum. Weyant again set a torrid pace on the restart as Cockrum disposed of the lapped cars and set his sights on Weyant. Weyant was too strong as he went on to take the $1000 first prize in his Ealey Transportation/Mahan's Fiberglass Eagle with Automotive Machine power under the hood. Cockrum, in his second ever WAR start aboard the Helm Racing Wesmar-powered Eagle, was a strong second. Hagar made a late charge to finish third in the DKM Motorsports Maxim with Stanton-Mopar power. Boyles extended his string of consecutive top-five finishes to seven by finishing fourth in the Hockett Racing/Lucas Oil Maxim with RMS power. Kreisel would round out the top five in his Smith Racing/R&K Express Engine Connection-powered MRP. Chris Parkinson was sixth in his 54th Street Bar and Grill/Country Kids Daycare DRC with power from Kevin's Liberty Machine. Thirteenth-starting TJ Muths was the Indy Race Parts Hard Charger as he finished seventh in his Quality Body Shop Maxim with power from a Scott Engine. Warren Johnson was eighth in his Watowa-Weber Racing/Mike's Body Shop Bullet with a 305 engine under the hood. Kenny Potter was ninth in his Dayco Painting Triple X with Wesmar power. Rounding out the top ten was Patrick Budde in the APT Powdercoating/Loyet Landscape Maintenance Maxim with Budde power. The Boss Chassis WAR Series will make their third appearance of the year at the I-35 Speedway in Winston, MO on Saturday June 4.

Boss Chassis WAR Series 5/20/16 Missouri State Fair Speedway-15 cars

Hinchman Racewear Heat One- 8 laps 1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1); 2. 12-Shane Cockrum, Benton, IL (2); 3. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (3); 4. 75K-Derek Hagar, Marion, AR (5); 5. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (5); 6. 42-Warren Johnson, Overland Park, KS (6); 7. 65M-TJ Muths, Sedalia, MO (8); 8. 10-Will Register, Sedalia, MO (8) Wilwood Disc Brakes Heat Two- 8 laps 1. 77-Clinton Boyles, Greenwood, MO (2); 2. 90X-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (6); 3. 21C-Chris Desselle, Richmond, MO (4); 4. 90-Patrick Budde, Bartelso, IL (3); 5. 7L-Lee Lengel, Spring Hill, KS (1); 6. 27-Danny Thoman, Higginsville, MO (5); 7. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (7) A-Main- 20 laps 1. 99-Weyant (3); 2. 12-Cockrum (4); 3. 75K-Hagar (7); 4. 77-Boyles (2); 5. 90X-Kreisel (1); 6. 65-Parkinson (6); 7. 65M-Muths (13); 8. 42-Johnson (11); 9. 55-Potter (9); 10. 90-Budde (8); 11. 7L-Lengel (10); 12. 21C-Desselle (5)-DNF; 13. 27-Thoman (12)-DNF; 14. 10-Register (15); 15. 8-Wingate (14)

 

 

Jared Miley and AJ Flick stay ahead of attrition to win Mat Williamson steals a win in the Diehl Mods from

Sarver, PA (May 20, 2016) On a night in which we paid tribute to our beloved PA Announcer Dow Carnahan, the Action Track lived up to its moniker with a pair of wild features in the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models and Peoples Natural Gas DIRTcar Sprints. Jared Miley passed early leader Michael Lake and then held off Russ King late to score his first win of the season and the 24th of his career; surpassing Hall of Famer Blackie Watt and Bob Wearing Jr. for sixth all time in the division. AJ Flick also had to make a pass of an early leader in the form of Adam Kekich and the two battled wheel-to-wheel for a few laps before Flick pulled away slightly. The action heated up quickly behind him and the attrition claimed multiple cars as Flick cruised to his first win of the season. In between those two features was a good, clean race with minimal cautions, but a scintillating fin