Race Results From Coast to Coast

Goeden, Simon, Hafemann, Maas & Mueller win during Memorial Day Weekend at PDTR Plymouth, WI 5-23-2015

By: Amy Juech

Beautiful weather generated a large crowd to witness 93 cars compete. Military members acknowledged for their services and ultimate sacrifices.

Pushed off first this evening was the AldagHonald Mechanical Sprints with Nick Melis and Robbie Pribnow leading the field to the green. Pribnow pulled out with the lead and Todd King tucked in behind, Melis and Doug Wondra followed. AJ Modjeski and Mitchell Yurmanovich swap for eighth place. Wondra snuck past King for second, only to be passed back one lap later; didn’t stop there, Wondra passed back and wasn’t looking back this time. Pribnow came up on lapped traffic, cautious not to repeat an accident like last week. Nick Melis worked his way back into third, short lived as Donny Goeden passed him. Pribnow manages to put a few more cars between himself and fellow drives, unaware that Wondra and Goeden clear lapped traffic just as well. Wondra pulled alongside the outside of Pribnow only to be passed back by an intense slide job by Pribnow. Goeden motors passed Wondra in his search for Pribnow. Red flag flies for Justin Millers collision with the back stretch wall and flipping over. Goeden got the restart he needed to pass Pribnow. Goeden(Kewaskum) crossed the checkers firstpursed by Pribnow (Knowles), Wondra (Oakfield), Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) and Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum). Hard Charger passing 10 was Donny Goeden. Heat Winners: Justin Miller (Plymouth), Shane Wenninger (Kewaskum), Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) and Doug Wondra (Oakfield).

Feldman Sales and Service Grand Nationalswere next with Richard Hed and Mark Fieber setting the pace. Tyler Kulow snuck past to lead lap 1. Jeff Lammers and Roger Lee continue to work together in search of the leaders. Matt Loehr, Don Sorce Jr. and Steven Weber challenge each other for seventh position. Tim Simon works his way past Fieberand put the pressure on Kulow for first place; two laps later Simon takes control. Simon came up on lapped traffic of Chris Gilson by lap 12. Brad Lubach is happy to see lapped traffic as he reals in the leader. Hard charging Sorce Jr. is tightly trailing Lubach until taking over second place on lap 20. Simon is not missing a beat as he continues to lead the field in the closing laps. Simon is maneuvering around lap traffic like a pro;Sorce Jr. (West Allis) is unable to catch Simon (Fond du Lac) as the checkers waved. Lubach (Kiel),Fieber(Cascade) and Loehr(Mt. Calvary) round out the top five. Caution free race was finished by all but three drivers who left due to mechanical issues. Hard Charger Melissa Singer passing 9. Heat Winners: Steven Weber (Cascade), Matt Loehr(Mt. Calvary) and Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis).

Johnny Fahl and Leroy Ostrowski set the pace for the Super Mods. Ostrowski led lap one with Fahl close behind. Dan Kruschke, ButchieHafemann and Dennis Klumb contend for sixth place. Roger Borthpulled into the infield with mechanical issues. Ostrowski continued to motor around the track with Bob Brion second over Fahl. Borth pulled back on to the track. Hafemann went to the outside and was flying, lap after lap passing a car or two in his search for Ostrowski. Hafemann catches Ostrowski on lap 13 and coming to lap 14 Hafemann made a high side pass off turn 4 to take over the lead. Hafemann(Campbellsport) crossed the double checkers first with a new track record of 4:32, followed by Ostrowski, Fahl (BrownDeer), Brion(Plymouth) andKruschke. Dennis Klumbs car died at the start finish line. Hard Charger passing 6 was ButchieHafemann Heat Winner: Leroy Ostrowski

Cellcom Outlaw Compacts rolled trackside with Tim Tiedt and Donnie Welch setting the pace. Immediate caution for Brody Rivest dragging tires onto the racing surface and sending him to the rear. Cody Pankow sprang into the lead by lap one with Chris Maas in tow. Ryan Mueller spun between turns 3 and 4. Maas had control of the field on the restart; Pankow was second with Scott Schlafke knocking on his door. Caution for Tiedt after his steering wheel came loose in turn 4. Maas regained control of the field with Schlafke attempting to take the lead going three wide on the front stretch. Mueller spins again sending him to pits for the evening. Rivest leaves to the attention of his crew for mechanical issues. Officials call for a green, white and checkered finish do to number of cautions. When the checkers flew it was Maas (Oakfield) over Schlafke (Cleveland), followed closely by Pankow (Lomira), Welch (Saukville) and Jon Hitsmann. Hard charger ScottSchlafke passing 6 Heat Winner: Scott Schlafke (Cleveland)

Johnsonville Sausage Late Models race with a few new drivers for the evenings Lucky 7 Series part of Wisconsin Dirt Late Model Association. Rick Scheffler and Brad Mueller lead the field to the green for this 40 lap feature event. Mueller pulled out to lead over Rick Scheffler; Russ Scheffler pursed in third. Russ took control of the field from Mueller to lead a few laps until Rick Scheffler gained the lead back only to come up on slower traffic causing him to spin bringing out a caution. Russ was now leading on the restart contested by Tim Buhler. Justin Schmidt and Turk Letizia swap ninth place. Just after the halfway point Russ came up to lapped traffic and pulls away significantly from hard charging Brad Mueller. Tom Naeyaert and Justin Ritchie compete for seventh place. Rick Scheffler has worked his way through the pack after being sent to the rear, currently sitting eleventh. Final caution waved for Justin Schmidt spinning after starting tenth and working his way into third. Mueller received the restart he needed; this was his chance to pass Russ Scheffler. Russ knew Mueller was there and wasn’t going to give up the lead easily. Mueller went to the outside of Russ for two laps until capturing the top spot. Brad Mueller (Brad Mueller) crossed the finish line first; RussScheffler (Waukesha), Buhler (Glenbeulah), Naeyaert (Shawano) and Rick Scheffler (Waukesha) round of the top five. Hard Charger went to three drivers Justin Ritchie, Justin Hirt and Dave Thomas each passing 8. Heat Winners: Eric Michaels, Russ Scheffler and Jim Schmidt

Thanks to Scotts Excavating for being evening trophy sponsor and Van Der Vaart Concrete for being night sponsor. Please join us next week. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com. Misprint - May 16th Grand National Track Record for a heat race was set by Steven Weber (Plymouth).

 

 

Sammy Reakes IV Sweeps the Weekend with Patriot Sprint Tour Score at Eriez

Rich Vleck, HAMMETT, PA, (May 24, 2015)- After his win Saturday Night at Stateline Speedway, Sammy Reakes IV admitted it took some luck for him to score the victory; after his win on Sunday Night at Eriez though, there was no question about his ability to win races on the Patriot Sprint Tour.

Reakes, 27, of Palermo, NY, took the lead from Scott Kreutter on lap 11 and held off a hard-charging Jared Zimbardi over the second half of the race at Eriez Speedway to sweep the Memorial Day Weekend Doubleheader and establish a healthy point lead through the first five races on the PST America Series.

“The car was amazing, especially those first 15 laps,” declared Reakes in Victory Lane. “Towards the end, the bottom end was starting to blow off, but we were good enough.”

In 2014, Reakes won his heat and finished in 7th in his first appearance at Eriez. Sunday night started out similarly as Reakes drove to another heat race win, but this time around, he went forward from the fifth starting spot to get his Tub Surgeon No. 17 to the front.

On the opening circuit, Reakes made a three-wide move underneath Jack Sodeman Jr. and Mitch Brown, entering turns three and four. Sodeman and Brown made contact while Reakes got to third. After the races only caution flag on lap two, Reakes moved around Jimmy Stitzel for second place and set his sights on the leader.

“I like this place a lot,” noted Reakes after the race. “It reminds me a lot of Brewerton and I’ve got a lot of laps at that track in a sportsman car so it helped me to run the bottom here, especially in turns one and two where you’ve got to hug the bottom yet keep the car free.”

After getting by Scott Kreutter on lap 11, Reakes started to pick his way through lapped traffic. Jared Zimbardi moved around Kreutter for second on lap 16 and immediately began putting pressure on Reakes for the lead. Zimbardi, who was blasting his No. 35 around the top of the track, got close on many occasions but just could not find the run to take the lead.

“Scotty gave me a run and then with two to go I saw Jared show me his nose in the middle and I said I better step it up and get by these lapped cars because he’s not going to mess around,” added Reakes.

The win capped off a dream weekend for the fourth year sprint car shoe. After winning in his second sprint car start, a few tough years made this weekend even sweeter for the Palermo, NY driver.

“The way we have come out this year is just awesome, especially after the way we have struggled the last two years. We got our motor program back on track, I got myself back on track with the maintenance and spending time in the garage with my dad, who just slaves on this thing.”

It was another quality run for Zimbardi, who scored his fifth-straight top five at the site of his first career PST win back in 2007. He noted after the race that he felt the car was strong on the top, but just could not find consistent bite off of turn four to take the lead.

Despite slipping back to a third place finish, Pole Position Raceway Polesitter and heat race winner Scott Kreutter was happy to have his first top five of the season. The three-time Eriez winner felt that a poor shock on the right rear may have been the culprit late in the race.

Weekend invader Jimmy Stitzel had a solid night, coming home in the fourth position. Former PST rookie of the year Steven Hutchinson Jr. scored a career-best fifth-place finish at the site of his first career top 10 back in 2012.

Jack Sodeman Jr. suffered noticeable damage to the C.J. Jones-owned No. 10J but was able to cross in sixth, ahead of Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Winner George Suprick, who was seventh. Dane Lorenc was eighth, while Darryl Ruggles charged back up to ninth after getting involved in a lap 2 crash. Kyle Drum rounded out the top 10.

A total of 24 sprints helped to pack the pits for the tradition Memorial Day Sunday race. It was a warm, yet overcast day that produce a light sprinkle but could not prohibit the 14th PST race at Eriez from taking place.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 5/24/15, Eriez Speedway, Hammett, PA.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Sammy Reakes IV (17), 2. Jared Zimbardi (35), 3. Scott Kreutter (52), 4. Jimmy Stitzel (4), 5. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 6. Jack Sodeman Jr. (10J), 7. George Suprick (87), 8. Dane Lorenc (00), 9. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 10. Kyle Drum (47), 11. Dave Just (54J), 12. Joe Trenca (98), 13. Gary Edwards (57), 14. Joe McEwen (44), 15. Alysha Ruggles (48A), 16. Tyler Graves (25G), 17. Jake Muench (14), 18. Dennis Wagner (38), 19. Steve Glover (121), 20. Stan Zanchin (94), 21. Dave Wickham (80), 22. Scott Just (54JR), 23. Mitch Brown (10), 24. Steve Collins (67).

Lap Leaders- Kreutter 1-10, Reakes 11-25.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. George Suprick (87), 2. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 3. Dane Lorenc (00), 4. Scott Just (54JR), 5. Joe McEwen (44), 6. Steve Collins (67).

Heats (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: Sodeman, Zimbardi, D. Ruggles, McEwen, Edwards, Trenca, Glover, A. Ruggles.

Race 2: Reakes, Hutchinson, Suprick, Drum, Collins, Graves, Wagner, Zanchin.

Race 3: Kreutter, Brown, S. Just, Stitzel, Lorenc, D. Just, Muench, D. Wickham.

Hoosier Tire Canada/ Mike Emhof Motorsports Recipient: Zimbardi

Pole Position Raceway Pole Winner: Kreutter

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Reakes 690, Drum 634, Kreutter 596, Hutchinson 569, Zimbardi 568, S. Just 563, D. Just 554, Collins 553, Glover and Suprick 535.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 12, Brown 11, Kreutter 10, Lorenc 9, Drum Collins and Suprick 7.

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 33, T. Wickham 24, D. Just 20, Tanner and Reakes 18.

Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader Standings (Top Five)- Reakes 21, S. Just 19, Barney and Stillwaggon 16, Zimbardi 15.

 

 

The Cobra Chuck Hebing Completes Lucas Oil ESS Weekend Sweep with Utica-Rome Victory.

By MIKE MALLETT

VERNON, NY - It’s been since 2012 since Chuck Hebing won a feature event at the Utica-Rome Speedway. On Sunday night the “Cobra” kept things going in the right direction as he dominated the 25-lap A-Main event to score his second consecutive victory with the traveling stars of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints.

The win paid him $2,150 and came as part of the SUNY Canton Racing series and the NAPA Auto Parts US Tour. It was the second consecutive night that Hebing was able to keep former champion Steve Poirier behind him.

“We had a good car,” smiled Hebing. “To beat my good buddy Doug (Emery) and (Stewart) Friesen at their track, Doug helps on this car, we did some changes and it worked for me. It might not have worked for them. My crew did a good job on this Panther Frameworx Chassis. It was a good night.”

Davie Franek and Shawn Donath started on the front row of the feature with Franek taking the lead at drop of the green flag. Franek worked the inside lane of the speedway as Donath attempted to hang with him on the top side. The two battled for the first lap before Hebing worked by Donath for the runner-up position.

Hebing chased Franek for the first few circuits as Franek continued work low and Hebing stayed high. They stayed in those lanes as they caught the tail end of the field by lap six. Three laps later, Franek got hung up on the bottom of the speedway allowing Hebing to shoot by on the outside on the ninth lap.

Franek and Hebing battled while Donath closed in after falling back to third. The three were together for the lead after the crossing line to complete lap 12 when the caution came out as Gordy Button went off the high side of the speedway bringing out the yellow.

“I wasn’t restarting very good,” stated Hebing. “On that last one I took the bottom and that seemed to make the difference. I started on the outside before that and spun my tires. They all got a jump on me. Restarts are important with this thing.”

When the green flag came back out, Hebing again bolted to the top spot as Franek searched around looking for a way by to get back to the top spot. They were the top two when the final caution of the race came out on lap 18 as Donath spun on the top of turn four while trying to go for the second spot.

The final restart saw Hebing hold off all challenges as he raced to the top of the first and second turns. As he did that Poirier moved from the fifth position up to the second spot on the top as well. For the second time Poirier was forced to try and race down Hebing.

As the laps clicked closer to the conclusion Poirier was unable to mount a charge. Hebing went on to score his second victory of the weekend and his 26th career with the Empire Super Sprints.

Poirier came home in the runner-up spot once again aboard his No. 28FM. He tried several lines in the final laps but couldn’t gain on Hebing as his hot streak continued.

“I got a couple of good breaks,” stated the St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., driver. “I restarted on the outside and the track kind of opened for me. I didn’t feel like I had a good car but I could maneuver somewhat on the outside. The bottom kind of went away and the cars running down there had to slow down. We are really happy about finishing second again.”

Danny Varin, of Fonda, N.Y., snuck by Stewart Friesen on the final lap to finish in the third position. Varin started ninth in the field and used every lane of the track to make his way on to the podium at the finish.

“These guys have been in the game a long time so finishing third to them is okay,” commented Varin. “We are just learning. My hats off to Dover Brake. We had some motor problems but we hope to be here a lot more.”

Friesen ended up bringing his Doug Emery owned No. 33 home in the fourth spot while Matt Tanner continued his strong runs at Utica-Rome Speedway with a fifth place finish. Rounding out the top ten were Jason Barney, Larry Wight, who had a sure top five finish when he slid off turn four late in the race, Jessica Zemken, Franek and Bryan Howland.

ESS/Utica-Rome Notes: For the second night in a row, 26 cars made up the pit log…Making first ever ESS appearances were Pete Richardson and Denny Pebbles…Make first ESS starts in 2015 were Gordy Button, Jason Shultz, Wight, Howland and Paul Habeck…Doug Emery went home and changed engines after Fonda…Paul Kinney was missing as he was attending his best friends wedding…Next Week the Lucas Oil ESS gang will travel to the two Autodrome’s in Quebec, Granby and Drummond for events that pay $2,000 to win and $500 to start.

Lucas Oil A-Main – Chuck Hebing ($2,150), Steve Poirier ($1,025), Danny Varin ($800), Stewart Friesen ($630), Matt Tanner ($590), Jason Barney ($760), Larry Wight ($430), Jessica Zemken ($495), Davie Franek ($435), Bryan Howland ($425), Mike Stelter ($535), Cory Sparks ($345), Zach Weigand ($300), Tommy Wickham ($340), Jeff Cook ($335), Paulie Colagiovanni ($305), Paul Habeck ($275), Parker Evans ($270), Dave Axton ($85), Kory Gurney ($330), Shawn Donath ($255), Jason Shultz ($250), Dylan Swiernik ($275), Gordy Button ($300).

Did Not Qualify – Pete Richardson, Denny Pebbles.

Buy In – Axton, Gurney.

Car Mate Trailers $25 To Win Heats – Howland, Tanner, Poirier

The Wild Animal Park/Cobra Coaches Dash – Barney $100

Lacaillade Masonry $50 to win B-Main – Stelter $50

Other Bonuses:

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Stelter (8 pos.) $50

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Hebing $50

Ohsweken Speedway 20th Anniversary – Gurney $50

Beard Sewer and Drain Determination Award – Wickham $50

SUNY Canton Smart Move – Stelter $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Tanner $35

911 Restoration – Franek and Stelter $25

Hoosier Tire – Gurney $200

Vahlco Wheels – Barney $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

 

 

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES OPENS 26TH SEASON . . . . . . .

102 CARS TAKE PART IN GRANDVIEW THUNDER 5-25’S, VICTORIES FALL TO STRUNK, BROWN, GILMORE, BUCKWALTER & STOUGH SUNDAY NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

Sunday night at the Grandview Speedway the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series opened their twenty-sixth season with the Grandview Thunder features only program. The five twenty-five lap feature events saw Robert Stough take the win in the twenty-five lap Legends feature as Tim Buckwalter took the win in the ARDC midget feature as Kenny Gilmore won the Sportsman feature. David Brown was the winner of the TSRS Sprint feature as Jeff Strunk made the winning pass off the final turn on the last lap to win the twenty-five lap Modified feature over Doug Manmiller. A total of one hundred and two race cars took part in the five division racing program.

The twenty-five lap Legends feature opened the racing program at the one-third mile oval with Robert Stough setting the early pace. By lap eleven, Stough had his hands full with Chad Earnst and Jason Rochelle now challenging for the lead On lap thirteen, Earnst took the lead and set the pace for two laps. Stough worked his way back to the top spot on lap twenty-one with Jason Fuhrman and Bill Diehl in the hunt. The top five ran under a blanket with Stough taking the win over Bill Diehl, Jason Fuhman, Donnie Leiby and Nate Renfro,

The ARDC Midgets were called to the track for the second feature of the night. Tommy Kunsman Jr set the pace for the first two laps with PJ Gargiulo taking the lead on lap three. Tim Buckwalter entered the picture and took the lead on lap five. Once on top, Buckwalter appeared to be on his way to victory but Nick Wean had other thoughts which included taking that win for himself. At the halfway point, Buckwalter, Wean PJ Gargiulo, Danny Stratton and Steve Drevicki made up the top five.

By lap sixteen, there was a three car battle for the lead between Buckwalter, Wean and Gargiulo. Wean continued to apply pressure in the final laps and as the field passed the line on lap twenty-one, Wean was challenging for the lead. As the laps ticked by, Wean again reeled in the leader and with the white flag waiving, he was looking to make one more challenge for the win. Coming off turn four with the checker flag waiving, race leader Tim Buckwalter and Nick Wean tangled with both cars spinning, third place runner PJ Gargiulo now made a move for the lead. Buckwalter managed to get his midget going in the right and was heading to the wire as Gargiulo was in the hunt. As the checker flag fell, Buckwatler pulled out the win with Gargiulo second, Nick Wean third and Danny Stratton third.

The Sportsman took over the speedway for their twenty-five laps feature with Mike Lisowski the front runner for the first two laps. By lap three, Jim Houseworth was the race leader with Brad Arnold quickly moving into contention. Kenny Gilmore was making a run to the front of the pack and on lap nine, he became the new race leader. Gilmore continued to set a torrid pace with Jim Houseworth now racing second with Craig Whitmoyer challenging in third. Whitmoyer moved into second on lap twenty and with just five laps remaining, he was chasing down Gilmore. Gilmore rallied home the winner over Whitmoyer, Brett Gilmore, Jim Housework and Paul Kline for the win.

The TSRS Sprints made their first appearance at a Thunder on the Hill event and young Ryan Stillwaggon led the first two laps with Tim Tanner taking the lead on lap three. David Brown was racing in second by lap five. By lap nine, Brown caught the leader and for the next three laps, they would race side-by-side for lead, but suddenly, Stillwaggon was back in the chase and challenging for the lead. On lap thirteen, Stillwaggon went to the front of the line to again take the lead. Stillwaggon had solid command of the top spot over David Brown and Tim Tanner. A late race red flag was now going to change the outcome of the race.

When green flag racing resumed, Stillwaggon was setting the pace but when exiting turn four, the leader spun displaying the yellow flag. Brown now sat on the pole with just two laps remaining. The race went green and David Brown ran to hide from the rest of the field taking the victory over Tim Tanner, Jeff Geiges, Karl Fryer and Scott Frack.

The night cap was the 25 lap Modified feature and this was also going to be a thriller. Mike Gular led the first lap with Jeff Strunk taking the lead on lap two. Once on top, it appeared that Strunk may have an easy ride. One thing all drivers learn, nothing comes easy at Grandview and this race was far from over. At the halfway mark, Strunk was cruising in the lead followed by Gular with Doug Manmiller inching in on the leader. Manmiller was on a mission and by lap nineteen, he not only caught Strunk, he offered his first challenge for the lead.

As the leaders passed the line on lap twenty, Manmiller was the new race leader with Strunk now doing the chasing. Strunk stayed close looking for a chase to regain the lead, then a yellow flag on lap twenty-four would determine the outcome of this race. The green flag fell and Manmiller took the high lane as Strunk dove to the bottom. The two leaders race side-by-side for the final lap. Exiting turn four, Strunk used the bottom and took the lead and the win off the final turn for a thrilling crowd pleasing finish. Strunk took the win over Manmiller, Jaren Umbenhauer, Danny Erb and Glenn Strunk.

LEGENDS FEATURE 25 LAPS ROBERT STOUGH, BILL DIEHL, JASON FUHRMAN, DONNIE LEIBY, NATE RENFRO, CHAD EARNST, CHRIS SPIDLE, KEITH HARING, JASON ROCHELLE, RICK HARTWIG, DEAN FICARRO, CHRIS WARD, ANDY WHALING, MASON CHANEY, CHRIS TRANSEAU, TRAVIS PERRY, JACOB FETZH, SCOTT HOUDESHELL, SCOTT DEANER SR.

ARDC FEATURE 25 LAPS TIM BUCKWALTER, PJ GARGIULO, NICK WEAN, DANNY STRATTON, STEVEN DREVICKI, BRENDEN BRIGHT, TONY DIMATTIA, BRUCE BUCKWALTER JR, TREVOR KOBYLARZ, SHAWN JACKSON, RYAN GRETH, TROY BETTS, BRIAN GILMORE, PJ PAVLICK, AUSTIN BURKE, THOMAS KUNSMAN, BRETT WANNER, JIM JACKSON, BRETT ARNDT, JIM RADNEY

SPORTSMAN FEATURE 25 LAPS KENNY GILMORE, CRAIG WHITMOYER, BRETT GILMORE, JIM HOUSWORTH, PAUL KLINE, KEN ECKERT, BRIAN HIRTHLER, RYAN LILICK, BRAD ARNOLD, DEAN BACHMAN, JASON NEIDLINGER, KYLE LILICK, BRANDON WHITMOYER, MIKE WAHL, PAUL HOUSEKNECHT, MIKE LISOWSKI, DAVE DISSINGER, CORY SECHRIST

TSRS SPRINT FEATURE 25 LAPS DAVID BROWN, TIM TANNER, JEFF GEIGES, KARL FREYER, SCOTT FRACK, JON HAEGELE, RYAN STILLWAGGON, BRAD FRANKS, ZACK BURD, TOMMY CARBERRY, EDDIE WAGNER, BRYANT DAVIS, MIKE HAGGENBOTTOM, KEITH ANDERSON, SAMANTHA LEIBERMAN, TONY SMOLENYAK, PAT U’SELIS, ADAM CARBERRY, JOE KAY

MODIFIED FEATURE 25 LAPS JEFF STRUNK, DOUG MANMILLER, JARED UMBENHAUER, DANNY ERB, GLENN STRUNK, FRANK COZZE, BILLY PAUCH JR, TIM BUCKWALTER, DON NORRIS JR, KYLE WEISS, RAY SWINEHART, KEVIN HIRTHLER, KYLE BORROR, MIKE LAISE, COLT HARRIS, BRIAN HOUSEKNECHT, BOBBY GUNTHER WALSH, MIKE GULAR, MIKE KELLNER, ERIC BIEHN, MEME DESANTIS, RON SELTMAN, RYAN GRIN, MIKE BAILEY, JOHN

WILLMAN.

The Next two Thunder Events:

Tuesday, June 2 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- -Jesse Hockett Classic 7:30 PM

USAC NATIONAL WINGLESS SPRINT TOUR & ARDC

Tuesday, June 16 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES MODIFIEDS 18th Annual TRAFFIC JAM

ALL MODIFIEDS. . . . . ALL NIGHT

Modifieds DOUBLE DOWN $1,000 PPB bonus to win both features

Big Block Modifieds 60 laps, 358 Modifieds 30 laps *NASCAR Point Race

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R.J. Johnson Tops Sunday’s CSP Salute to Indy!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (May 24, 2015) – R.J. Johnson racked up another Salute to Indy triumph by racing to victory lane in Sunday night’s 30-lap USAC Southwest Sprint Car feature atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While Johnson took wingless Sprint Car honors, other Sunday night victors included Matt Martinez in Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Chuck Thornton in Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades, Spencer Hill in Micro Sprints and Tyler Merrill in AMA Mod Lites.

After Stevie Sussex topped Saturday night’s CSP Salute to Indy opener, reigning USAC Southwest champ Johnson renewed his Memorial Day Weekend success by knocking off his fifth series win of the year and third at CSP aboard Bill Michaels’ Kodiak Products No. 77m Sherman-chassis.

Johnson fought off ninth-starter Sussex to capture his fourth Salute to Indy triumph in six tries over the past three years with Michael Colegrove, Matt Rossi and Charles Davis, Jr., rounding out the top five.

Matt Martinez snapped a two-race Arizona Differential Pure Stock victory drought by racing from ninth to take his fifth CSP win of the year ahead of Chris McCurdy, Jr., with Anthony Madrid, Zack Madrid and Steve Bitting also in the top five.

Chuck Thornton worked forward from sixth to win his first Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegade feature of the year ahead of Mark Kilian and Nick Langer.

Spencer Hill beat Derrick Ortega and 13th-starter Colton Hardy to the line in Micro Sprint action while Tyler Merrill topped Brenden Priest and Adam Etcher in the AMA Mod Lite main event

Action resumes at Canyon Speedway Park with the Summer Sizzle on Saturday night, June 6, featuring the 9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds along with the Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades, Micro Sprints, Dwarf Cars and Mini Stocks.

Canyon Speedway Park

Fourth Annual Salute to Indy – May 24, 2015

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

First Heat: 1. 11c-Michael Curtis, 2. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 29-Michael Bonneau, 5. 7k-Bruce St. James, 6. 2-Joshua Shipley, 7. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 8. 20az-Ray Bishop, 9. 28-Mark Morin.

Second Heat: 1. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 2. 17-Michael Colegrove, 3. 02-Matt Rossi, 4. 5-Tye Mihocko, 5. 27-Nick Aiuto, 6. 85-Bobby Marcum, 7. 22-Dustin Burkhart, 8. 44k-Koty McGullam.

Third Heat: 1. 22b-Brian Hosford, 2. 13s-Stevie Sussex, 3. 78-Chris Bonneau, 4. 12-Josh Pelkey, 5. 16-Mike Martin, 6. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 7. 13-Dennis Giles, 8. 42-Katherine Aragon.

“B” Feature: 1. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 2. 13-Dennis Giles, 3. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 4. 85-Bobby Marcum, 5. 22-Dustin Burkhart, 6. 42-Katherine Aragon, 7. 28-Mark Morin, 8. 44k-Koty McGullam.

“A” Feature: 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 13s-Stevie Sussex, 3. 17-Michael Colegrove, 4. 02-Matt Rossi, 5. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 6. 27-Nick Aiuto, 7. 12-Josh Pelkey, 8. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 9. 2-Joshua Shipley, 10. 22b-Brian Hosford, 11. 78-Chris Bonneau, 12. 16-Mike Martin, 13. 5-Tye Mihocko, 14. 13-Dennis Giles, 15. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 16. 85-Bobby Marcum, 17. 22-Dustin Burkhart, 18. 29-Michael Bonneau, 19. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 20. 7k-Bruce St. James, 21. 42-Katherine Aragon, 22. 11c-Michel Curtis.

Arizona Differential Pure Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 5z-Zack Madrid, 2. 15-Anthony Madrid, 3. 97-Larry Gordon, 4. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 5. 51-Josh Carter, 6. 28-Mike Herrera, 7. 51J-Gary Everett.

Second Heat: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 3. 22-Jesse Johnson, 4. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 5. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 6. 90-Lee Morrell, 7. 27T-John Todd.

Third Heat: 1. 7-Steve Bitting, 2. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 3. 31w-Kyle Williams, 4. 5j-Jacob Madrid, 5. 40sr-Jeff Stafford, 6. 96-Richard Shelly.

“A” Feature: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 3. 15-Anthony Madrid, 4. 5z-Zack Madrid, 5. 7-Steve Bitting, 6. 22-Jesse Johnson, 7. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 8. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 9. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 10. 28-Mike Herrera, 11. 5j-Jacob Madrid, 12. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 13. 40sr-Jeff Stafford, 14. 90-Lee Morrell, 15. 51j-Gary Everett, 16. 27T-John Todd, 17. 96-Richard Shelly, 18. 97-Larry Gordon, 19. 31w-Kyle Williams, 20. 51-Josh Carter

Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades:

First Heat: 1. XX-Chuck Thornton, 2. 45k-Mark Kilian, 3. 3-Greg Gillum, 4. 51d-Dustin Way, 5. 9-Paul O’Connor, 6. 13d-Daniel Madrid, 7. 24L-Ross Langer.

Second Heat: 1. 14x-Brandon Gschweng, 2. 85-Joe Peterson, 3. 3d-David Harrington, 4. 18bm-Chris McCurdy, Sr., 5. 16b-Richard Bennett, 6. 68v-Nick Langer, 7. 4h-Brian Hyatt.

“A” Feature: 1. XX-Chuck Thornton, 2. 45k-Mark Kilian, 3. 68v-Nick Langer, 4. 51d-Dustin Way, 5. 14x-Brandon Gschweng, 6. 16b-Richard Bennett, 7. 85-Joe Peterson, 8. 4h-Brian Hyatt, 9. 24L-Ross Langer, 10. 9-Paul O’Connor, 11. 18bm-Chris McCurdy, Sr., 12. 3-Greg Gillum, 13. 3d-David Harrington, 14. 13d-Daniel Madrid.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 91T-Chad Fife, 2. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 3. 74-Derrick Ortega, 4. 71-Cody Batten, 5. 41-Colton Hardy, 6. 50-Cliff Cormany.

Second Heat: 1. 42-Kenny Hilton, 2. 99-Kyle Shipley, 3. 7-Mason Keefer, 4. 77-Aaron Miller, 5. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 6. 9-Marty Morin.

Third Heat: 1. 41h-Tyler Merrill, 2. 29-Paul Martin, 3. 4s-Spencer Hill, 4. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 5. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 6. 28-Mark Morin.

“A” Feature: 1. 4s-Spencer Hill, 2. 74-Derrick Ortega, 3. 41-Colton Hardy, 4. 99-Kyle Shipley, 5. 71-Cody Batten, 6. 42-Kenny Hilton, 7. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 8. 91f-Chad Fife, 9. 50-Cliff Cormany, 10. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 11. 28-Mark Morin, 12. 29-Paul Martin, 13. 77-Aaron Miller, 14. 41h-Tyler Merrill, 15. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 16. 7-Mason Keefer, 17. 20az-Jarrett Martin.

AMA Mod Lites:

First Heat: 1. 14-Josh Rivera, 2. 63-Matt Sotomayor, 3. 69-Chris Attel, 4. 80az-Ryan Sundblom, 5. 76-Josh Sneed, 6. 421-Bryan Klein, 7. 95-Collin Bender, 8. 54-Brian Weaver, 9. 15-Ken Young.

Second Heat: 1. 1-Brenden Priest, 2. 99-Adam Etcher, 3. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 4. 116-Jim Hock, 5. 96-Hayden Bender, 6. 114-Sean Conyers, 7. 91-Sarah Houton, 8. 333-Shane Hinsley, 9. 23-Joeleen Storck.

Third Heat: 1. 51-John Priest, 2. 88-Tyler Merrill, 3. 97-Steve Bender, 4. 34-Robert Beebe, 5. 86-Kyle Klein, 6. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 7. 33-Mike Schmidt, 8. 26-Jake Boyle.

“A” Feature: 1. 88-Tyler Merrill, 2. 1-Brenden Priest, 3. 99-Adam Etcher, 4. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 5. 14-Josh Rivera, 6. 116-Jim Hock, 7. 51-John Priest, 8. 63-Matt Sotomayor, 9. 86-Kyle Klein, 10. 80az-Ryan Sundblom, 11. 96-Hayden Bender, 12. 114-Sean Conyers, 13. 91-Sarah Houton, 14. 333-Shane Hinsley, 15. 97-Steve Bender, 16. 69-Chris Attel, 17. 95-Collin Bender, 18. 54-Brian Weaver, 19. 33-Mike Schmidt, 20. 2k-Taylor Kuehl, 21. 23-Joeleen Storck, 22. 34-Robert Beebe, 23. 76-Josh Sneed, 24. 421-Bryan Klein, 25. 26-Jake Boyle.

 

 

Crockett Sweeps Memorial Day Weekend Doubleheader With CGS Victory

By Ben Deatherage

Cottage Grove Speedway would be the site of the third race of the season for the Western Sprint Tour, and the second event of the weekend, on Sunday May 24th. Twenty-eight 360 Sprint Car teams would be on tap representing the states of Oregon, Washington, and California.

In the main event Enumclaw, Washington's Henry Van Dam would take the initial race lead in his Kovash Logging/Johansen Excavating/FK Shocks/Big Al Kids & Motorsports Foundation #33V A.R.T. Van Dam would enter lapped traffic with the race lead and just as things were dicing up the caution would wave on lap five.

On the ensuing restart Henry would still retain the race lead but would receive considerable pressure from Medford chauffeur Roger Crockett. Crockett, in the Rocket Designs/Auto Stitch Embroidery/BC Motorsports/Parker Racing Engines #11 KPC, would make a pass in traffic on Van Dam on lap ten. From there Roger would pull away from the rest of the field.

A red flag incident later in the race would bunch the field up one last time but several lapped cars were between the leader. Crockett would cruise the rest of the distance to win the main event and his second straight WST triumph.

Garen Linder of Central Point would hold on to second at the wire in his Linder Powdercoating/Visual EFX & Designs/Rodgers Racing Engines #22 KPC while Henry Van Dam was third. Puyallup, Washington's Trey Starks would finish fourth in the Southstar Equipment Limited/Starks Timber Processing/Rutz Racing/MASCO Petroleum #55 J&J and in fifth was the Myer's Logging/Automotive Sheetmetal/Trifer Glass & Tinting/Machined For Speed By Craig Jensen #51 XXX of Salem pilot Kyle Miller, driving for car owner Tim Galloway, and recovering after a incident during the formation laps.

Henry Van Dam was fast time of the night while Trey Starks won the trophy dash. Heat winners were the Great Western Transport/Speedmart Inc./Elma Lanes #91 Rocket of Chase Goetz, out of Snohomish, Washington, Roger Crockett, Trey Starks, and Clarksburg, California's Justyn Cox in his Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/P.M. Truck Repair/LRB Manufacturing #31C A.R.T. Roseburg driver Kyler Barraza won the consolation feature in the Barraza Racing/Johnson Rock/Hedge Carter Gutter Service/Rodgers Racing Engines #87 XXX.

The Western Sprint Tour will be taking about a month off before gearing up for the 2015 Speedweek Northwest. The next event is the Speedweek opener on Sunday June 28th at Siskiyou Motor Speedway in Yreka, California. For the latest news and information regarding the Western Sprint Tour log on to sprints.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary:

Western Sprint Tour Race #3

Sunday May 24th, 2015

Cottage Grove Speedway

Cottage Grove, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 11-Roger Crockett[3]; 2. 22-Garen Linder[4]; 3. 33V-Henry VanDam[2]; 4. 55-Trey Starks[1]; 5. 51-Kyle Miller[9]; 6. 9-Jayme Barnes[5]; 7. 31C-Justyn Cox[12]; 8. 3-J.J. Hickle[8]; 9. 7N-Jared Peterson[6]; 10. 5N-Seth Nunes[7]; 11. 96-Greg Hamilton[10]; 12. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid[18]; 13. 87-Kyler Barraza[17]; 14. 5D-Patrick Dills[19]; 15. 23-Rob Lindsey[15]; 16. 24-Tyler Anderson[20]; 17. 91-Chase Goetz[13]; 18. 2Z-Todd Zeitler[14]; 19. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith[11]; 20. 21W-Jake Wheeler[16]

Hard Charger: Michael Kofoid +6

Lap Leaders: Henry Van Dam (1-9), Roger Crockett (10-30)

B Feature: 1. 87-Kyler Barraza; 2. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 3. 5D-Patrick Dills; 4. 24-Tyler Anderson; 5. 10K-Jake Waddell; 6. 70-Raquel Ivie; 7. 26F-Shane Forte; 8. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 9. 45-Brent McGrath; 10. 77-Brian Lemon; DNS 21-Mike Griffith; DNS 18-Jason Solwold

Dash: 1. 55-Trey Starks; 2. 33V-Henry VanDam; 3. 11-Roger Crockett; 4. 22-Garen Linder; 5. 9-Jayme Barnes; 6. 7N-Jared Peterson

Heat 1: 1. 91-Chase Goetz; 2. 5N-Seth Nunes; 3. 22-Garen Linder; 4. 33V-Henry VanDam; 5. 24-Tyler Anderson; 6. 10K-Jake Waddell; 7. 18-Jason Solwold

Heat 2: 1. 11-Roger Crockett; 2. 21W-Jake Wheeler; 3. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 4. 96-Greg Hamilton; 5. 70-Raquel Ivie; 6. 5D-Patrick Dills; 7. 4D-Cooper Desbiens

Heat 3: 1. 55-Trey Starks; 2. 2Z-Todd Zeitler; 3. 51-Kyle Miller; 4. 7N-Jared Peterson; 5. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 6. 45-Brent McGrath; 7. 77-Brian Lemon

Heat 4: 1. 31C-Justyn Cox; 2. 9-Jayme Barnes; 3. 87-Kyler Barraza; 4. 3-J.J. Hickle; 5. 23-Rob Lindsey; DNS 26F-Shane Forte; DNS 21-Mike Griffith

Qualifying: 1. 33V-Henry VanDam; 2. 11-Roger Crockett; 3. 7N-Jared Peterson; 4. 3-J.J. Hickle; 5. 22-Garen Linder; 6. 96-Greg Hamilton; 7. 51-Kyle Miller; 8. 9-Jayme Barnes; 9. 5N-Seth Nunes; 10. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 11. 55-Trey Starks; 12. 23-Rob Lindsey; 13. 18-Jason Solwold; 14. 5D-Patrick Dills; 15. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 16. 31C-Justyn Cox; 17. 91-Chase Goetz; 18. 70-Raquel Ivie; 19. 2Z-Todd Zeitler; 20. 87-Kyler Barraza; 21. 24-Tyler Anderson; 22. 21W-Jake Wheeler; 23. 45-Brent McGrath; 24. 26F-Shane Forte; 25. 10K-Jake Waddell; 26. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 27. 77-Brian Lemon; DNQ 21-Mike Griffith

Current Western Sprint Tour Points (Top Ten):

1. 55-Trey Starks 265; 2.22-Garen Linder 239; 3. 5N-Seth Nunes 233; 4. 96-Greg Hamilton 227; 5. 51-Kyle Miller 221; 6. 11-Roger Crockett 198; 7. 23-Rob Lindsey 185;

8. 45-Brent McGrath 170; 9. 7N-Jared Peterson 161; 10. 31C-Justyn Cox 156

 

 

TIM BUCKWALTER IS FIRST ARDC REPEAT WINNER IN 2015

Buckwalter Overcomes Wild Finish for Second Win of the Season

Soon after Tim Buckwalter captured the 2012 American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) Championship, he announced his plans to compete on the Pennsylavania Small Block Modified Circuit. The Grandview Speedway has become the second generation racer's Saturday night home and just maybe, all those laps logged on Grandview's third mile paid off in dividends for Buckwalter as he captured his second ARDC Midget win of the season in one of the wildest finishes in recent memory.

Tommy Kunsman and Ryan Greth led the starting field to the wave of the green flag with Kunsman jumping out in front for the first two laps. PJ Gargiulo quickly moved up to take second after starting in seventh with just one lap scored. Gargiulo took over the lead on lap three. Tim Buckwalter closed in on Gargiulo as the two drivers crossed the start/finish line side by side to complete lap five. Buckwalter moved ahead in turn one to take the lead on lap six.

Nick Wean also made his way by Gargiulo on lap six as Buckwalter led Wean and Gargiulo. Two laps later, Gargiulo had plenty of company as Danny Stratton and 2014 ARDC Champion, Steven Drevicki closed in to challenge for the third spot. Brett Wanner, the feature winner in ARDC's last event, brought the yellow out as he came to a stop on the homestretch with mechanical issues.

Buckwalter was able to pull away from the field on the subsequent restart as Stratton closed in on Gargiulo around the half way mark. Wean began to show some muscle as he moved in on Buckwalter but a slip on lap sixteen allowed Gargiulo to take over second. Wean came back one lap later to regain the spot.

With just five laps remaining, everyone got serious as Wean closed in on Buckwalter and Stratton pressured Gargiulo for position.

The leaders took the two to go sign with Wean right on Buckwalter's tail. As the leaders ran through turns one and two, they closed in on the back of the field as Brian Gilmore loomed on their radar. It was the final lap and both Buckwalter and Wean needed to decide what route to take around the slower car. Everyone held their positions as they raced down the backstretch. Gilmore opened up the bottom of the track, allowing Buckwalter to go to the inside to make his pass. Buckwalter pulled even with Gilmore but just the slightest of hesitations allowed Wean the opportunity to stake his claim. Buckwalter and Wean raced into turn four with Wean moving to the bottom of the track to make his move. Contact was made between the two leaders. Buckwalter spun counter clockwise and up the track while Wean got out of shape on the bottom by the gurardrail. Buckwalter spun the car around and continued as Gargiulo shot through the opening ahead of Wean. Buckwalter got to the checkered flag first but the margin was narrowing as Gargiulo was quick to react. Wean made it to the line to take third with Stratton finishing fourth and Drevicki rounding out the top five.

After a long battle, Brenden Bright won the race for sixth followed by Tony DiMattia, Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., Trevor Kobylarz and Shawn Jackson.

Wean set fast time during timed warm-ups. He was the only ARDC competitor to break the fifteen second mark. Wean was also the Bob Hilbert Hard Charger recipient after he advanced from his eleventh place start to finish second.

Next event on the ARDC schedule is the Eastern Storm at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, June 2nd.

FEATURE (25 LAPS) 1. Tim Buckwalter 2. PJ Gargiulo 3. Nick Wean 4. Danny Stratton 5. Steven Drevicki 6. Brenden Bright 7. Tony DiMattia 8. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 9. Trevor Kobylarz 10. Shawn Jackson 11. Ryan Greth 12. Troy Betts 13. Brian Gilmore 14. PJ Pavlick 15. Austin Burke 16. Tommy Kunsman 17. Brett Wanner 18. Jim Jackson 19. Brett Arndt 20. Jim Radney DNS - Billy Courtwright

 

 

Shaffer wins thriller for $10,000 at Fremont All Star event Clark sweeps 305 sprint weekend

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – In any sport when you struggle you start to question yourself…you lose confidence. Sprint Car racing can amplify that feeling. Just ask Tim Shaffer.

The former four time University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions titlist won only one series event last year and this year has struggled. But, Shaffer and his Bryan Grove Racing team rolled up their sleeves and went to work, and it paid off Sunday at Fremont Speedway.

“The Steel City Outlaw” would battle with James McFadden – the previous night’s winner – throughout the last half of the 50-lap race on Budweiser Night before grabbing the lead on lap 47 and drove to the $10,000 victory. It was Shaffer’s first All Star win at Fremont since 2012 and was his 9th career series win at “The Track That Action Built.” Shaffer now has 14 career wins at Fremont and 55 total All Star victories as he sits fifth on the series’ all-time win list, only one win away from hall-of-famer Jack Hewitt.

“Hats off to the guys…Todd and Five-O…we have everybody here helping. Thank you. It’s been so tough. You go along there for a long spell…like a year and half and you’re struggling and struggling and you just keep fighting. It seemed like the harder we fought the worst it got and you get to a point where it’s like ‘can I drive any more.’ It’s great to be standing back up here again…it’s been a long time,” said an emotional Shaffer in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

“What’s amazing is I’ve been up here and I’ve gotten to win this a couple of times. If everything is going right and the car is operating and you do your job it will come to you. It’s 50 laps…you have to be aggressive but patient. I think these new tires have really thrown a loop to every body….it really changed how we feel in the car. It doesn’t feel good…nothing like it felt before. I just needed to man up and quit whining,” added Shaffer beside his Canton Erectors, VRP Shocks, Gressman Powersports, Helms Construction backed #45.

For McFadden, who took the lead from Brady Bacon on lap 9, lost it on lap 28 to Shaffer, regained it on lap 31, lost it to Shaffer again on lap 43, regained it for a lap with four to go, only to watch Shaffer drive by for the win a lap later, it wrapped up a successful return to the United States. Since coming from Australia on Friday, McFadden has recorded a third at Plymouth, a win Saturday at Fremont and a second on Sunday against the UNOH All Stars.

“It was a pretty cool race…I bet it was a great race for the fans. I got stuck a little bit behind that lapped car and I should have zigged when I should have zagged and it was enough to give up the lead. Congratulations to those guys. We’ve all struggled at times and to get that win is awesome. I’m happy for my team but a little disappointed. I kind of thought I threw that one away a little bit. We did 48 good laps and ran second,” said McFadden beside his Gaerte Engines, XYZ Machining, Townline Variety, All Star Performance, Hills Racing #3G.

Current All Star point leader Dale Blaney rallied from near disaster on the first lap of the feature, and was closing on the top two only to run out of laps and finish third.

“I was going to be patient there for awhile and I just got into two a little too low and hit that hole…I don’t know how it stayed on the ground. We lost so much ground there it was hard to make up. But, we got back to third and had a chance. If we could have gotten back to traffic about 10 laps of traffic it would have helped and given me an opportunity. I wasn’t as good as the 45 or the 3G. We’ll take third tonight,” said Blaney beside his CH Motorsports, Go Muddy.com, Big Game Tree Stands #1.

Fremont’s Bobby Clark would dominate the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint Feature that went non-stop for 25 laps. For Clark it was back-to-back wins as he now has four on the season at Fremont and the 33rd of his career at the track as he takes over sole possession of 12th on the track’s all-time win list.

“I was good from the get-go. Hats off to my crew. They work their tails off and Dave (Foos, crew chief) loves when the track gets like this. It falls into our hands more. It was kind of easy to drive,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence, Kear’s Speed Shop, B&L Plumbing, Nagy Equipment Sales, Miller Rigging, Kistler Engines, Willey’s Towing, Big D’s Pizza, Shellukes Bar, Fremont Auto Parts backed machine.

Matt Foos of Fremont has had a fast dirt truck all season but has been caught up in crashes or has had mechanical issues. It all came together for him Sunday as he lead all 20 laps to score his third career Fremont victory in the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks.

“We got fortunate enough to start on the front row tonight. Last week I put myself in a bad position. It feels like we’re way over due for this. I feel like we are always the truck to beat here,” said Foos beside his Fremont Fence, Automatic Fire Protection, M&L Excavating, Pit Stop Convenience Stores, D&R Transmissions backed machine.

For the 50-lap 410 sprint feature Brady Bacon and Ryan Smith would bring the field to green with Bacon gaining the slight advantage over Smith, Blaney, Parker Price Miller, Lee Jacobs and McFadden. After a lap was completed Blaney would nearly flip in turn two, droving back to eighth.

While Bacon and Smith battled for the lead McFadden quietly drove into third on lap four with Price Miller, Travis Philo, Shaffer, Jacobs and Blaney in tow. The caution would fly with six laps in the books for Nate Dussel who stopped on the speedway. When the green flew McFadden drove around Smith for second.

While Bacon led McFadden, a great battle ensued for third involving Price Miller, Smith and Shaffer. Chad Kemenah would spin on lap eight for the second caution. On the restart McFadden blasted around Bacon for the lead with Price Miller in third followed by Smith, Shaffer, Philo and Byron Reed.

By lap 10 Shaffer had climbed to fourth as the leaders prepared to enter lapped traffic. With 16 laps scored and in heavy lapped traffic, Shaffer would drive under Bacon for second and closed on McFadden. Lee Jacobs would bring out the yellow flag on lap 17.

Now with a clear track McFadden was able to put a little distance between himself and Shaffer as Bacon, Price Miller, Blaney, Philo and Reed gave chase. Shaffer slowly began to reel in McFadden and by lap 21 was racing under the leader exiting turn four lap after lap as Bacon and now a closing Blaney gave chase.

At the half-way point McFadden and Shaffer were side by side for the lead with Bacon, Blaney, Price Miller, Reed and Philo in pursuit. Shaffer would use a high move off four to take the lead on lap 28 with Price Miller bringing out the caution on lap 29.

The restart order would be Shaffer, McFadden, Blaney, Bacon and Danny Holtgraver. The big crowd was also watching several cars march from the back of the pack including Greg Wilson who had moved from 26th starting spot to ninth, and Rico Abreu who drove from 19th to seventh.

McFadden would drive under Shaffer to regain the lead on lap 31 and when Chris Andrews spun on lap 34 the red flag was displayed for a fuel stop. The restart order was McFadden, Shaffer, Blaney, Bacon, Reed, Holtgraver, Abreu and Wilson.

The caution would fly for the final time on lap 37 for Steve Kinser. When the green flew McFadden would lead Shaffer, Blaney, Reed, Abreu, Bacon, Holtgraver and Wilson. With 10 laps to go Shaffer had caught McFadden and would drive under the Australian for the lead on lap 43.

On lap 46 the leaders were into heavy lapped traffic and Shaffer and McFadden split the lapped car of Caleb Helms in turn two with McFadden leading lap 46. Shaffer would drive back by entering turn one to regain the lead.

The final three laps Shaffer, McFadden and a closing Blaney ran nose to tail through traffic. Shaffer would drive to the win over McFadden, Blaney, Abreu and Reed rounding out the top five. Holtgraver would drive from 13th to sixth with Wilson earning the hard charger award by coming home 7th while Bacon, Cap Henry (from 20th) and Philo rounding out the top 10.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature Trey Jacobs and Clark paced the field with Clark jumping into the lead as Jacobs fought with Jordan Ryan for second. Ryan would move into the runner-up spot on lap two with Jacobs, Josh Harrison, Seth Schneider, John Ivy and Steve Rando in tow.

Schneider would take third on lap six with Ivy moving into fourth on lap nine. No one had anything for Clark who sliced and diced his way through traffic. With nine laps to go Clark held a straight-away advantage over Ryan with Schneider, Ivy, Rando, Harrison and Alvin Roepke up from 16th.

Ivy would use traffic to get by Ryan for second with five laps to go with Schneider taking third. Rando would drive from fourth to second on lap 23.

As Clark took the checkered, Rando was entering turn three. He would cross second but failed to go to the scales following the feature and was docked two finishing spots. So behind Clark it was Ivy, Schneider, then Rando and Ryan.

In the 20 lap dirt truck feature Foos and Len Benyak would bring the field to green with Foos gaining the advantage over Brad Stuckey, Dan Roepke, Dana Fry, Curt Inks and Kent Brewer. Brewer would bring out the first caution on lap six just as Roepke took second.

When the green flew Foos and Roepke pulled away from the battle for third involving Stuckey, Dustin Keegan, Brad Mitten, Cory Ward and Eric Devanna. The final caution flew with five laps to go with the running order Foos, Roepke, Keegan, Stuckey, Mitten, Devanna, Brandon Leighton, Inks, Brewer, Ward and Cory McCaughey.

Again when the green reappeared Foos and Roepke checked out. The two would drive the final five laps nose to tail with Foos taking the win over Roepke, Keegan, Brewer and Stuckey.

There will be no racing at Fremont Speedway on May 30th but the track will get back to action on Saturday, June 6 for the Vision Quest Hall of Fame Night. Prior to the night’s racing – which includes the Second Annual Race of Legends – the Class of 2015 will be inducted into the hallowed halls of the Fremont Hall of Fame.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 5/24/2015 Budweiser Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (49 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance 1. 94-Ryan Smith, 12.709; 2. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.775; 3. 6H-Kenny Jacobs, 12.870; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.940; 5. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.940; 6. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.949; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.963; 8. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.969; 9. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.995; 10. 5-Byron Reed, 13.013; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.021; 12. 2L-Logan Forler, 13.026; 13. 19-Chris Andrews, 13.059; 14. 1-Dale Blaney, 13.111; 15. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.115; 16. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.129; 17. 3G-James McFadden, 13.149; 18. 4-Danny Smith, 13.182; 19. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.197; 20. 89-Cody Darrah, 13.201; 21. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.215; 22. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.224; 23. 1st-Gary Taylor, 13.311; 24. 22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.317; 25. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.354; 26. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.394; 27. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.421; 28. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.477; 29. 33MX-Tanner Thorson, 13.484; 30. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.554; 31. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.609; 32. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.637; 33. 9x-Rob Chaney, 13.645; 34. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.651; 35. 21-DJ Foos, 13.680; 36. 22D-Josh Davis, 13.707; 37. 53-Cap Henry, 13.734; 38. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.753; 39. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.851; 40. 4H-Tracy Hines, 13.854; 41. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.868; 42. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.960; 43. 77-Dain Naida, 14.046; 44. 5K-Adam Kekich, 14.141; 45. 45L-Brian Lay, 14.190; 46. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 14.204; 47. 59N-Bryan Knuckles, 14.921; 48. 39M-Matt Merrill, nt; 49. 33K-Kyle Patrick, nt

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2L-Logan Forler[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[4] ; 4. 40DD-Nate Dussel[8] ; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[10] ; 6. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[3] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9] ; 8. 91-Cale Thomas[7] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[6] ; 10. 19-Chris Andrews[5]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 4. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak[6] ; 8. 9-Dean Jacobs[8]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1st-Gary Taylor[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[6] ; 6. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[5] ; 7. 33MX-Tanner Thorson[7] ; 8. 9x-Rob Chaney[8] ; 9. 22D-Josh Davis[9] ; 10. 8M-TJ Michael[10]

Heat 4 - The Computer Man (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 3G-James McFadden[2] ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[5] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 7. 4H-Tracy Hines[9] ; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith[8] ; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[10] ; 10. 22-Cole Duncan[3]

Heat 5 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 21-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[3] ; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 6. 77-Dain Naida[6] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 8. 5K-Adam Kekich[7] ; 9. 59N-Bryan Knuckles[9]

Dash - Borer Glass & Mirror (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 12 starting positions of A-feature 1. 99-Brady Bacon[2] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 6. 3G-James McFadden[7] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 9. 5-Byron Reed[11] ; 10. 2L-Logan Forler[10] ; 11. 83M-Broc Martin[8] ; 12. 1st-Gary Taylor[12]

C-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature) 1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 3. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[2] ; 4. 4H-Tracy Hines[3] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 6. 77-Dain Naida[5] ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[6] ; 8. 59N-Bryan Knuckles[8]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 19-Chris Andrews[3] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 3. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[1] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[10] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[6] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[12] ; 8. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[9] ; 9. 68G-Tyler Gunn[8] ; 10. 19P-Paige Polyak[5] ; 11. 16-Stuart Brubaker[-] ; 12. 33M-Caleb Griffith[-] ; 13. 33MX-Tanner Thorson[13] ; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14] ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[11] ; 16. 91-Cale Thomas[7]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[8]; 2. 3G-James McFadden[6]; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[19]; 5. 5-Byron Reed[9]; 6. 59-Danny Holtgraver[13]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[24]; 8. 99-Brady Bacon[1]; 9. 53-Cap Henry[20]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[7]; 11. 21-DJ Foos[15]; 12. 89-Cody Darrah[14]; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah[18]; 14. 81-Lee Jacobs[4]; 15. 22-Cole Duncan[22]; 16. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[25]; 17. 2L-Logan Forler[10]; 18. 19-Chris Andrews[21]; 19. 94-Ryan Smith[2]; 20. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[23]; 21. 83M-Broc Martin[11]; 22. 1st-Gary Taylor[12]; 23. 40-Caleb Helms[26]; 24. 11-Steve Kinser[17]; 25. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5]; 26. 40DD-Nate Dussel[16] Hard Charger: W20-Greg Wilson[+17]

Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints (27 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1-Mike Dussel[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 6. 37-Austin Ream[1] ; 7. 18N-Frank Neill[9] ; 8. 32H-Dan Hennig[3] ; 9. 12-Kyle Capodice[6]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 4. 97-Kyle Peters[8] ; 5. 44-Kyle Farmer[2] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[5] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4] ; 8. 87-Brian Gibbs[9] ; 9. 99-Alvin Roepke[6]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 18-TJ Michael[1] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 4. 10-Josh Harrison[4] ; 5. 39-Jamie Miller[9] ; 6. 77X-Alex Hill[5] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 8. 24-Alex Paden[3] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[8]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 99-Alvin Roepke[11] ; 2. 37-Austin Ream[1] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[10] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 7. 32H-Dan Hennig[7] ; 8. 18N-Frank Neill[4] ; 9. 87-Brian Gibbs[8] ; 10. 24-Alex Paden[9] ; 11. 75-Jerry Dahms[12] ; 12. 77X-Alex Hill[3]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 8-Bobby Clark[2]; 2. 77I-John Ivy[8]; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[6]; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[7]; 5. 5R-Jordan Ryan[4]; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[16]; 7. 10-Josh Harrison[3]; 8. 18-TJ Michael[12]; 9. 1W-Paul Weaver[11]; 10. 39-Jamie Miller[15]; 11. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1]; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[10]; 13. 97-Kyle Peters[5]; 14. 7M-Brandon Moore[13]; 15. 12-Kyle Capodice[18]; 16. 11G-Luke Griffith[19]; 17. 44-Kyle Farmer[14]; 18. 37-Austin Ream[17]; 19. 1-Mike Dussel[9]; 20. 22M-Dan McCarron[20] Hard Charger: 99-Alvin Roepke[+10]

AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks (18 trucks) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 8kb-Kent Brewer[3]; 2. 2-Matt Foos [2]; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan [6]; 4. 9-Curt Inks [7]; 5. 18W-Cory Ward [8]; 6. 85-Bradley Stuckey [4]; 7. 22-Brandon Leighton [1]; 8. 99-Gene Potridge [9]; 9. 3-Andy Earnhart [3]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 88-Dan Roepke [2]; 2. 7F-Dana Frey [6]; 3. 16-Brad Mitten [8]; 4. 13-Len Benyak [7]; 5. 37-Eric Devanna [1]; 6. 36m-Cory McCaughey [4]; 7. 25-Randy Ryan [9]; 8. 33-Jeff Ward [3]; 9. 4s-Keith Sorg [5]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 2-Matt Foos [1]; 2. 88-Dan Roepke [4]; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan [8]; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer [10]; 5. 85S-Bradley Stuckey [3]; 6. 18W-Cory Ward [9]; 7. 16-Brad Mitten [7]; 8. 9-Curt Inks [5]; 9. 4S-Keith Sorg [18]; 10. 7F-Dana Fry [6]; 11. 37-Eric Devanna [12]; 12. 13-Len Benyak [2]; 13. 3-Andy Earnhart [15]; 14. 22-Brandon Leighton [11]; 15. 36M-Cory McCaughey [14]; 16. 99x-Gene Potridge [13]

 

 

Miller Scores Big Late Model Win in Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite at Eldora

Craig, Daggett and Gilpin Win Big on Memorial Day Weekend

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 24, 2015) – Matt Miller raced both high and low to fight through traffic to best Matt Westfall and win the Sunoco American Late Model Series (ALMS) race Sunday at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

Miller, from Waterville, Ohio, had the car to beat, but it wasn’t easy as he battled though lapped traffic with Westfall chasing him down in the 25-lap feature. Westfall passed him briefly in turn one with a classic Eldora slide job when Miller hit traffic late in the race, but Miller managed to swap the favor down on the backstretch on the same lap.

“This is awesome,” Miller said. “This is only our third race of the year. It’s nice to rebound. Matt (Westfall) is a heck of a wheelman. I knew he would put the pressure on. We hit some lapped traffic, but we got up on the wheel too. This is a good warm up for the Dream in two weeks.”

The next event at Eldora Speedway is the 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend presented by Ferris Commercial Mowers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4, 5 and 6.

The Dirt Late Model Dream, sanctioned by DIRTcar, is the richest dirt late model race in the world with $100,000 going to the winner of Saturday night’s 100-lap feature event. A total purse of $306,625 is available for the three nights of racing, including $214,875 available on Saturday.

Devin Gilpin, from Columbus, Indiana, came from the fourth starting spot and beat Jerry Bowerstock in the UMP DIRTcar Modifieds 20-lap feature.

“It’s an awesome racetrack,” Gilpin said. “Eldora’s always awesome and thanks to the fans for coming out tonight. Racing needs fans and it’s suffers without them. I truly thank each and every one for coming out tonight.”

Dustin Daggett led all 25 laps, lapped all but eight of 20 cars and won by almost nine seconds in the winged National Racing Association (NRA) Sprint Invaders. The Portland, Michigan resident was untouched in the feature.

“This car was on a rail tonight,” Daggett said. “I didn’t know how far back anyone was and when you‘ve got Randy Hannagan behind you, you have to assume he’s right there. I have to say thanks to my guys. We’ve have a pretty rough weekend. It was nice to win.”

In an emotional win, Barney Craig, from Cridersville, Ohio, won the 15-lap stock car feature while his mother is in a nearby hospital.

“This place is awesome,” Craig said. “I want to dedicate this to my Mom. She’s laying up in the hospital and I hope she pulls though. I love it when (the track) is this slick. It brings the driver out. It takes away the horsepower and your crew has to figure it out. Lapped traffic about got me, but I think my Mom was helping me out.”

Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite May 24, 2015

NRA Sprint Invaders – 31 cars

Qualifying 1.83-Kyle Sauder, 14.761; 2.22H-Randy Hannagan, 14.929; 3.2M-Dustin Daggett, 14.995; 4.17-Jared Horstman, 15.057; 5.10X-Dustin Stroup, 15.199; 6.6M-Max Stambaugh, 15.228; 7.11-Tim Allison, 15.246; 8.49-Shawn Dancer, 15.401; 9.35-Ron Blair, 15.413; 10.23-Devon Dobie, 15.423; 11.6S-JR Stewart, 15.468; 12.21K-Kody Swanson, 15.617; 13.B20-Butch Schroeder, 15.665; 14.11N-Ed Neumeister, 15.679; 15.16-Ryan Ruhl, 15.710; 16.00-Jim Neir, 15.784; 17.49T-Gregg Dalman, 15.795; 18.27-Brad Lamberson, 15.806; 19.8J-Jess Stiger, 15.879; 20.31-Andy Teunessen, 15.963; 21.21B-Brandon McLain, 16.020; 22.28H-Hud Horton, 16.027; 23.7K-Kyle Pitts, 16.046; 24.31N-Rod Henning, 16.118; 25.67-Chris Durand, 16.162; 26.12R-Nick Roberts, 16.492; 27.1A-Mark Aldrich, 16.499; 28.12J-Tyler Moore, 16.551; 29.22R-Kevin Roberts Jr., 17.036; 30.15-Brandon Ferguson, 17.560; 31.24-Eric Smith, 17.725

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. B20-Butch Schroeder[3] ; 2. 83-Kyle Sauder[6] ; 3. 35-Ron Blair[4] ; 4. 10X-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 5. 49T-Gregg Dalman[2] ; 6. 21B-Brandon McLain[1] ; 7. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr.[8] ; 8. 67-Chris Durand[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 3. 28H-Hud Horton[1] ; 4. 23-Devon Dobie[4] ; 5. 27-Brad Lamberson[2] ; 6. 11N-Ed Neumeister[3] ; 7. 15-Brandon Ferguson[8] ; 8. 12R-Nick Roberts[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 2M-Dustin Daggett[6] ; 2. 6S-JR Stewart[4] ; 3. 16-Ryan Ruhl[3] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 5. 11-Tim Allison[5] ; 6. 7K-Kyle Pitts[1] ; 7. 24-Eric Smith[8] ; 8. 1A-Mark Aldrich[7]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 00-Jim Neir[3] ; 2. 31-Andy Teunessen[2] ; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[6] ; 4. 21K-Kody Swanson[4] ; 5. 12J-Tyler Moore[7] ; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer[5] ; 7. 31N-Rod Henning[1]

B-Main - (10 Laps) 1. 11N-Ed Neumeister[6] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer[8] ; 3. 49T-Gregg Dalman[1] ; 4. 11-Tim Allison[3] ; 5. 7K-Kyle Pitts[7] ; 6. 27-Brad Lamberson[2] ; 7. 21B-Brandon McLain[5] ; 8. 12J-Tyler Moore[4] ; 9. 31N-Rod Henning[12] ; 10. 12R-Nick Roberts[14] ; 11. 15-Brandon Ferguson[10] ; 12. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr.[9] ; 13. 1A-Mark Aldrich[15] ; 14. 67-Chris Durand[13]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 2M-Dustin Daggett[4] ; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[5] ; 3. 83-Kyle Sauder[6] ; 4. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 5. 35-Ron Blair[7] ; 6. B20-Butch Schroeder[11] ; 7. 00-Jim Neir[13] ; 8. 17-Jared Horstman[3] ; 9. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 10. 49-Shawn Dancer[18] ; 11. 16-Ryan Ruhl[12] ; 12. 21K-Kody Swanson[10] ; 13. 31-Andy Teunessen[15] ; 14. 6S-JR Stewart[9] ; 15. 23-Devon Dobie[8] ; 16. 8J-Jess Stiger[14] ; 17. 49T-Gregg Dalman[19] ; 18. 28H-Hud Horton[16] ; 19. 11N-Ed Neumeister[17] ; 20. 11-Tim Allison[20]

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Sunoco American Late Models – 35 cars

Qualifying 1.54-Matt Westfall, 16.056; 2.20-Duane Chamberlain, 16.823; 3.5H-Jeremy Hines, 16.825; 4.83-Scott James, 16.834; 5.11S-Rusty Schlenk, 16.970; 6.11-Josh Rice, 16.970; 7.240-Doug Drown, 17.005; 8.3-Matt Miller, 17.035; 9.31-Nick Latham, 17.066; 10.88-Andrew Reaume, 17.173; 11.24-Ryan Unzicker, 17.181; 12.5N-Dustin Nobbe, 17.210; 13.75-John Gill, 17.256; 14.95J-Jerry Bowersock, 17.278; 15.77-Steve Kester, 17.441; 16.49-Brian Ruhlman, 17.590; 17.M14-Brandon Thirlby, 17.640; 18.11R-James Rice, 17.833; 19.1N-Casey Noonan, 17.934; 20.9N-Ted Nobbe, 18.248; 21.21B-Rich Bell, 18.309; 22.3G-Brian Gray, 18.459; 23.34-Herb Reich, 18.474; 24.15A-Phil Ausra, 18.533; 25.75F-Colton Flinner, 18.816; 26.13-Andy Galgoci, 18.973; 27.76-Butch Kruckeberg, 19.216; 28.23V-Ryan VanderVeen, 19.369; 29.8-Rob Anderzack, 19.402; 30.6B-David Baldwin, 19.856; 31.42-Bob Mayer, 20.490; 32.79-Shane Unger, 99.991; 33.32-Chad Stapleton, 99.992; 34.1G-Devin Gilpin, 99.993; 35.2D-Curtis Delsenroth, 99.993;

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 54-Matt Westfall[4] ; 2. 31-Nick Latham[2] ; 3. 5H-Jeremy Hines[3] ; 4. M14-Brandon Thirlby[8] ; 5. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[1] ; 6. 3G-Brian Gray[6] ; 7. 15A-Phil Ausra[7] ; 8. 77-Steve Kester[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 24-Ryan Unzicker[2] ; 2. 83-Scott James[4] ; 3. 11-Josh Rice[1] ; 4. 240-Doug Drown[3] ; 5. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[5] ; 6. 32-Chad Stapleton[8] ; 7. 23V-Ryan VanderVeen[6] ; 8. 6B-David Baldwin[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 88-Andrew Reaume[2] ; 2. 20-Duane Chamberlain[4] ; 3. 75-John Gill[1] ; 4. 11S-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 5. 49-Brian Ruhlman[5] ; 6. 1N-Casey Noonan[6] ; 7. 21B-Rich Bell[7] ; 8. 13-Andy Galgoci[8] ; 9. 42-Bob Mayer[9]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. 3-Matt Miller[4] ; 2. 11R-James Rice[3] ; 3. 76-Butch Kruckeberg[6] ; 4. 34-Herb Reich[1] ; 5. 9N-Ted Nobbe[2] ; 6. 8-Rob Anderzack[7] ; 7. 75F-Colton Flinner[5] ; 8. 1G-Devin Gilpin[8]

B-Main - (8 Laps) 1. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[2] ; 2. 49-Brian Ruhlman[3] ; 3. 32-Chad Stapleton[6] ; 4. 1N-Casey Noonan[7] ; 5. 23V-Ryan VanderVeen[10] ; 6. 21B-Rich Bell[11] ; 7. 9N-Ted Nobbe[4] ; 8. 77-Steve Kester[13] ; 9. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[1] ; 10. 3G-Brian Gray[5] ; 11. 15A-Phil Ausra[9] ; 12. 8-Rob Anderzack[8] ; 13. 13-Andy Galgoci[15] ; 14. 42-Bob Mayer[19] ; 15. 6B-David Baldwin[14]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 3-Matt Miller[1] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[4] ; 3. 31-Nick Latham[5] ; 4. 11-Josh Rice[10] ; 5. 20-Duane Chamberlain[7] ; 6.

11R-James Rice[8] ; 7. 75-John Gill[11] ; 8. 49-Brian Ruhlman[18] ; 9. 11S-Rusty Schlenk[15] ; 10. 32-Chad Stapleton[19] ; 11. 240-Doug Drown[14] ; 12. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[17] ; 13. 23V-Ryan VanderVeen[21] ; 14. M14-Brandon Thirlby[13] ; 15. 1N-Casey Noonan[20] ; 16. 34-Herb Reich[16] ; 17. 21B-Rich Bell[22] ; 18. 24-Ryan Unzicker[3] ; 19. 83-Scott James[6] ; 20. 88-Andrew Reaume[2] ; 21. 5H-Jeremy Hines[9] ; 22. 76-Butch Kruckeberg[12]

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Eldora Stock Cars – 27 cars

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 61-Rob Trent[8] ; 2. 55-Brandon Archey[7] ; 3. 410-Paul Pardo[9] ; 4. 17-Red Harvey Jr.[1] ; 5. 99K-Andy King[2] ; 6. 01-Earnie Woodard[5] ; 7. 5W-Weasel Phlipot[3] ; 8. 5T-Dwayne Treon[6] ; 9. 23-Casey Barr[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 71C-Barney Craig[2] ; 2. 5G-Anthony Goode[1] ; 3. 00K-John Brooks[7] ; 4. 82-Chris Douglas[9] ; 5. 7C-Jordan Conover[4] ; 6. 1M-Jeff Matheny[8] ; 7. 11-Jeff Semmens[6] ; 8. 5-Ricky Ray Dillon[3] ; 9. 1W-Mark Wooten[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[4] ; 2. 27-Frank Paladino[8] ; 3. 9-Eric Sandlin[2] ; 4. 262-Tony Anderson[9] ; 5. 19-Wayne Williams[5] ; 6. 36S-Adam Schaeff[1] ; 7. 37-Glenn Knick[3] ; 8. 1-T.J Smith[6] ; 9. 1 OFF-Kenny Brady[7]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps) 1. 71C-Barney Craig[2] ; 2. 61-Rob Trent[1] ; 3. 27-Frank Paladino[6] ; 4. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[3] ; 5. 55-Brandon Archey[4] ; 6. 410-Paul Pardo[7] ; 7. 262-Tony Anderson[12] ; 8. 82-Chris Douglas[11] ; 9. 00K-John Brooks[8] ; 10. 17-Red Harvey Jr.[10] ; 11. 19-Wayne Williams[15] ; 12. 5G-Anthony Goode[5] ; 13. 01-Earnie Woodard[16] ; 14. 99K-Andy King[13] ; 15. 36S-Adam Schaeff[18] ; 16. 9-Eric Sandlin[9] ; 17. 7C-Jordan Conover[14] ; 18. 5W-Weasel Phlipot[19] ; 19. 11-Jeff Semmens[20] ; 20. 1M-Jeff Matheny[17] ; 21. 37-Glenn Knick[21] ; 22. 1-T.J Smith[24] ; 23. 5T-Dwayne Treon[22] ; 24. 23-Casey Barr[25] ; 25. 1 OFF-Kenny Brady[27]

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DIRTcar UMP Modifieds – 36 cars

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 19C-Andrew Corbin[2] ; 2. 14-Joe Godsey[8] ; 3. 7-Evan Taylor[4] ; 4. 52-Weasel Phlipot[1] ; 5. 111-Curt Spalding[7] ; 6. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[10] ; 7. 36-Brandon Vaughan[3] ; 8. 05-David Smith[5] ; 9. 75-Gary Dunaway[9] ; 10. 25-Nick Bowers[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 20-Josh Morton[3] ; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[2] ; 3. 6B-David Baldwin [4] ; 4. 188-Aaron Orr[8] ; 5. 225-Jesse Bitterling[5] ; 6. 115-Jacoby Hines[10] ; 7. 21M-Donnie Miller[6] ; 8. 4S-Rob Starkey[9] ; 9. 67S-Warren Shingleton[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) 1. 1G-Devin Gilpin[1] ; 2. 9V-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 3. 88-Scott Orr[5] ; 4. 79-Shane Unger[3] ; 5. 26-Jared Spalding[9] ; 6. 22T-Tony Anderson[6] ; 7. 14S-Jessica Sroufe[7] ; 8. 51-Cody Timmerman[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) 1. X-Jerry Bowersock[1] ; 2. 1-Scott Williams[2] ; 3. 5X-Tim Richardson[8] ; 4. 10-Scott Bowersock[4] ; 5. 4-Jason Kinney[3] ; 6. 2-Travis Stemler[9] ; 7. 55S-Zach Schroeder[5] ; 8. 35-Tim Cornett[6] ; 9. 18-Ryan Sutter[7]

B-Main - (8 Laps) 1. 111-Curt Spalding[1] ; 2. 225-Jesse Bitterling[2] ; 3. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[5] ; 4. 115-Jacoby Hines[6] ; 5. 2-Travis Stemler[8] ; 6. 4-Jason Kinney[4] ; 7. 22T-Tony Anderson[7] ; 8. 23-Kyle Schornick[22] ; 9. 36-Brandon Vaughan[9] ; 10. 35-Tim Cornett[16] ; 11. 21M-Donnie Miller[10] ; 12. 18-Ryan Sutter[19] ; 13. 75-Gary Dunaway[17] ; 14. 25-Nick Bowers[20] ; 15. 14S-Jessica Sroufe[11] ; 16. 4S-Rob Starkey[14] ; 17. 67S-Warren Shingleton[18]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 1G-Devin Gilpin[6] ; 2. X-Jerry Bowersock[5] ; 3. 14-Joe Godsey[4] ; 4. 9V-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 5. 188-Aaron Orr[14] ; 6. 16-Jeff Koz[3] ; 7. 225-Jesse Bitterling[18] ; 8. 7-Evan Taylor[9] ; 9. 10-Scott Bowersock[16] ; 10. 5X-Tim Richardson[12] ; 11. 4-Jason Kinney[22] ; 12. 6B-David Baldwin [10] ; 13. 111-Curt Spalding[17] ; 14. 115-Jacoby Hines[20] ; 15. 2-Travis Stemler[21] ; 16. 52-Weasel Phlipot[13] ; 17. 88-Scott Orr[11] ; 18. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[19] ; 19. 23-Kyle Schornick[24] ; 20. 1-Scott Williams[1] ; 21. 79-Shane Unger[15] ; 22. 22T-Tony Anderson[23] ; 23. 20-Josh Morton[7] ; 24. 19C-Andrew Corbin[8]

 

 

Joseph Kouba Doubles Up At Rice Lake Rice Lake, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (5-23-15)

Last year Joseph Kouba of North Branch, MN drove to an impressive victory at the Rice Lake Speedway on the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Once is good but twice is better, as Kouba captured an exciting win in the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series (TSCS) feature on Saturday night May 23. Although Kouba led all 25 laps, by no means did he have an easy go of it. A pack of four cars battled for positions throughout the nonstop 25 lap feature right behind Kouba. That group reeled him in with less than 10 laps remaining. Kouba, running his patented bottom lane, suddenly saw 2011 TSCS Champion Kevin Bradwell to his outside. Bradwell, running up on the cushion, pulled alongside on a couple of occasions but was not able to make the winning pass. Kouba held off all challengers to pick up his third career TSCS feature victory, as he was all smiles in the UMSS RockAuto.com Victory Lane following what turned out to be a very entertaining race for this competitive group of non-winged sprint cars.

Following heat race wins by Neal Matuska and Joseph Kouba, the top four drivers in passing and finishing points redrew for the top four starting spots. Both heat race winners drew the front row with Kouba on the pole position. Kouba quickly took off in the bottom lane while the battle raged behind him with cars running both high and low. Near the halfway mark, Kouba had opened up a decent lead. That lead soon evaporated with a pack of four cars closing in quickly. The "wake up call" came from inaugural series champion Kevin Bradwell of Luck, WI. Bradwell pulled alongside Kouba while under pressure himself from two-time series champion Rob Caho, Jr. of Wyoming, MN. Also in the mix were Mike Mueller and Jimmy Kouba. Bradwell was never quite able to gain the lead and had to settle for a runner-up finish behind Joseph Kouba. Caho, Mueller and Jimmy Kouba rounded out the top five.

For the second consecutive night, the Traditional sprints ran their feature race with no cautions and all starters were still running at the end on the lead lap! Racing action continues for the TSCS sprints on Friday night May 29 and June 5 at their home track, St. Croix Valley Raceway. Then it's a big triple header weekend when they race at SCVR, Hibbing and Proctor on June 12-14. Come on out and watch this very competitive group of wingless warriors, as they generally put on an entertaining show for the fans.

TSCS Race Results, Rice Lake Speedway, May 23, 2015 (Race #3): GRP Motorsports A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 55-Joseph Kouba[1]; 2. 95-Kevin Bradwell[3]; 3. 78-Rob Caho Jr[4]; 4. 87-Mike Mueller[6]; 5. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[5]; 6. 27-Mike Walters[7]; 7. 6-Jake Kouba[11]; 8. 48-Neal Matuska[2]; 9. 21J-Jori Hughes[9]; 10. 7B-Scott Brandt[10]; 11. 11-James Giossi[12]; 12. 69S-Jon Lewerer[8] Lap Leader: Joseph Kouba 1-25. No cautions. Outstanding feature race! Meeks Video Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 48-Neal Matuska[1]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[3]; 3. 95-Kevin Bradwell[5]; 4. 27-Mike Walters[6]; 5. 21J-Jori Hughes[4]; 6. (DNF) 6-Jake Kouba[2] No cautions. Mora Motorworks Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 55-Joseph Kouba[1]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[2]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[5]; 4. 69S-Jon Lewerer[3]; 5. 11-James Giossi[6]; 6. 7B-Scott Brandt[4] No cautions.

 

 

Lee Grosz Is Great At Rice Lake Rice Lake, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (5-23-15)

The northern invasion of the Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) continued at the Rice Lake Speedway on Saturday night May 23. Lee Grosz of Harwood, North Dakota passed Winnipeg, Manitoba racer Thomas Kennedy on lap 17 of the 25 lap winged sprint car feature en route to his fifth career UMSS victory. Kennedy was looking for a clean sweep in weekend double-header action, as he took home top honors the night before in the Tabor Memorial at St. Croix Valley Raceway. Grosz, also a winner on Friday night down in Jackson, made the winning pass while utilizing the middle lane with Kennedy running up top. The race was only slowed once under caution with seven laps remaining.

Grosz became the sixth different winner in UMSS racing events held at Rice Lake, as he joined previous winners Brandon Allen, Chris Graf, Jerry Richert Jr, Scotty Thiel and Brooke Tatnell in receiving a feature winning trophy in the UMSS RockAuto.com Victory Lane. Grosz started third on the grid behind Thomas Kennedy and his dad Lou Kennedy, Jr. Thomas bolted by Lou on the opening lap and set sail up on the cushion. Grosz quickly positioned himself in second and reeled in fellow northern invader Kennedy. Grosz searched high, low and middle as the laps clicked off under the green flag. Grosz found the middle lane to his liking and ducked under Kennedy exiting turn two on lap 17 for the lead. With 18 laps scored, the lone caution waved. Grosz went unchallenged the remaining seven laps for the $1,000 victory.

Finishing behind the two young hot-shoes was Lou Kennedy, Jerry Richert Jr., and Rick Kobs. For the second consecutive night, Richert claimed the GRP Motorsports Past Champion Bonus for the highest finishing past UMSS champion in the feature event. Ultimate Sprint Heat wins went to Jerry Richert Jr. and Lou Kennedy. Thomas Kennedy and Grosz captured the Challenge Races.

The UMSS winged sprints have a weekend off before returning to action with another double-header scheduled for June 5 & 6. The 14th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial is up next at the Princeton Speedway on Friday June 5 followed by the Big O Showdown at the Ogilvie Raceway on June 6. Look for a special announcement regarding a nice increase in purse money for the top positions at the Princeton race.

UMSS Race Results, Rice Lake Speedway, May 23, 2015 (Race #3):

GRP Motorsports A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz[3]; 2. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[1]; 3. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[2]; 4. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[4]; 5. 34-Rick Kobs[5]; 6. 23-Cody Hahn[6]; 7. 20G-Chris Graf[8]; 8. 199-Ryan Bowers[7]; 9. 55-Joseph Kouba[9]; 10. 91A-Reed Allex[12]; 11. 52-Jake Lempelius[11]; 12. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell[10]; DNS 29-Leigh Thomas; DNS 7M-Bob McVitty Lap Leaders: T. Kennedy 1-16, Grosz 17-25. Cautions: (1) for 52 Lempelius spin on backstretch, lap 18.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[4]; 2. 34-Rick Kobs[3]; 3. 199-Ryan Bowers[2]; 4. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[5]; 5. 55-Joseph Kouba[1]; 6. 52-Jake Lempelius[6]; DNS 29-Leigh Thomas No cautions.

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz[4]; 2. 23-Cody Hahn[2]; 3. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[5]; 4. 20G-Chris Graf[3]; 5. 91A-Reed Allex[1]; 6. 95-Kevin Bradwell[6]; DNS 7M-Bob McVitty No cautions.

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Heat 1 (7 Laps): 1. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[5]; 2. 4J-Lee Grosz[6]; 3. 34-Rick Kobs[4]; 4. 23-Cody Hahn[7]; 5. 55-Joseph Kouba[1]; 6. (DNF) 29-Leigh Thomas[3]; 7. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell[2] Cautions: (1) for 29 Thomas backed into turn 2 wall, done for the night.

Driverwebsites.com Ultimate Sprint Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[1]; 2. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[4]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf[3]; 4. 199-Ryan Bowers[5]; 5. 91A-Reed Allex[1]; 6. 52-Jake Lempelius[6]; DNS 7M-Bob McVitty No cautions. 7M McVitty rolled on frontstretch during hot laps, done for the night.

 

 

Caho Is King At Tabor Memorial Traditional Non-wing St. Croix Falls, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (5-22-15)

Rob Caho, Jr. of Wyoming, Minnesota is familiar with the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series RockAuto.com Victory Lane, having won two championships and 20 feature races in the process. Caho captured his 21st career TSCS victory on Friday night May 22 at the St. Croix Valley Raceway, but this would be his first Tabor Memorial title in four attempts. Caho led all the way in the 25 lap nonstop feature race and picked up the $434 first place prize. His win also gave him a shot at the GRP Clean Sweep Bonus the following night in Rice Lake.

Mike Walters and Jake Kouba (last lap pass) won the heats, and Jake drew the pole starting spot for the feature. To his outside though was Caho. Caho blasted to the lead at the drop of the green running up on the cushion. Jake Kouba stayed close throughout the race, but he just could not mount a serious bid for the top spot. Caho stated afterwards, "I heard Jake on several laps, so I knew he was right behind me. One time I saw him down under me in turn two, so I knew it was time to dial it up a notch." Jake's dad Jimmy Kouba settled into third behind his son. The running order in the top three stayed the same to the checkers. Neal Matuska raced his way forward from his eighth starting spot to finish fourth. Winged driver Sye Anderson, driving a non-winged sprint owned by Jim Goerges, had a solid performance during the night and finished fifth.

The season and series debut for young James "Nitro" Giossi was a tough one, as he contacted the turn four wall in his heat race, did a nose stand, but he managed to land upright. His car sustained some serious front end damage and was done for the night though. The team headed back to New Richmond to make repairs in order to see if they could be ready for Rice Lake the next night (they were). Fellow New Richmond racer Chase Viebrock was not able to compete when his car failed to pass pre-race tech inspection.

TSCS Race Results - St. Croix Valley Raceway, May 22, 2015 (Race #2): GRP Motorsports & Tabor Family 4th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial Feature (25 Laps): 1. 78-Rob Caho Jr[2]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[1]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[4]; 4. 48-Neal Matuska[8]; 5. 9-Sye Anderson[7]; 6. 87-Mike Mueller[5]; 7. 55-Joseph Kouba[15]; 8. 14-Tommy Kamrath[9]; 9. 7B-Scott Brandt[12]; 10. 27-Mike Walters[3]; 11. 69S-Jon Lewerer[6]; 12. 95-Kevin Bradwell[13]; 13. (DNF) 31-Doug Taubert[10]; 14. (DNF) 21J-Jori Hughes[14]; 15. (DNF) 16-Anna Kouba[11]; DNS 11-James Giossi Lap Leader: Caho 1-25. No cautions, ran nonstop 25 laps!

Meeks Video Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 27-Mike Walters[3]; 2. 69S-Jon Lewerer[2]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[6]; 4. 78-Rob Caho Jr[8]; 5. 14-Tommy Kamrath[7]; 6. 7B-Scott Brandt[5]; 7. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell[4]; 8. (DNF) 55-Joseph Kouba[1] Contact 95 & 55 on backstretch opening lap, 55 on hook, and 95 eventually dropped out. Both cars able to start the feature.

Mora Motorworks Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 6-Jake Kouba[4]; 2. 9-Sye Anderson[1]; 3. 87-Mike Mueller[5]; 4. 48-Neal Matuska[6]; 5. 16-Anna Kouba[2]; 6. 31-Doug Taubert[7]; 7. (DNF) 11-James Giossi[8]; 8. (DNF) 21J-Jori Hughes[3] Jake Kouba with last lap pass coming off turn 4 for win. 11 Giossi hit turn 4 wall with 3 laps in, did a nose stand, came back down upright, but was done for the night with extensive front end damage.

 

 

Thomas Kennedy Wins Tabor Memorial St. Croix Falls, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (5-22-15)

Thomas Kennedy from Winnipeg, Manitoba made it two straight Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series (UMSS) wins in as many races when he led all the way for the victory during the running of the 4th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial at the St. Croix Valley Raceway on Friday night May 22. Thomas' dad Lou Kennedy, Jr. made it a family affair at SCVR with a second place finish. Thomas Kennedy joins Brooke Tatnell, Scotty Thiel and Jerry Richert, Jr. as winners of this popular UMSS event which honors the memory of sprint car owner, mechanic and fan Davey Tabor. The win paid Kennedy $1,234 thanks to additional purse money from the Tabor family and GRP Motorsports.

After heat race wins by Leigh Thomas and Rick Kobs followed by Challenge race victories by Lou Kennedy and Jerry Richert, Jr., Thomas Kennedy drew the pole position with 2009 UMSS Champion Leigh Thomas on the outside of row one. Kennedy took command during the early laps and never relinquished the top spot in a race that was only slowed once under caution with nine laps scored for a spin by rookie driver Jake Lempelius. Finishing behind the pair of Kennedys was three-time UMSS Champion Jerry Richert, Jr. in third. 2010 UMSS Champion Cody Hahn and Rick Kobs rounded out the top five with the 2013 UMSS Champion Chris Graf in sixth. 2014 UMSS Rookie of the Year Ryan Bowers ran seventh ahead of Thomas. Another former series Rookie of the Year Jared Gorgus and 2011 Traditional series champion Kevin Bradwell completed the top ten. Top drivers in series history were plentiful at SCVR for the Tabor Memorial.

Richert claimed the GRP Motorsports Past Champion Bonus for his third place finish in the main event. With contributions by the Tabor family and GRP, additional money was added to all feature race finishing positions in addition to $50 to win each Challenge race thanks to Margaret Tabor. Memorial Day Weekend action continued the following night at the Rice Lake Speedway. Please check out the UMSS website at www.umsprints.com or like us on Facebook where you can find links to the race reports, points and press releases in addition to several photos.

UMSS Race Results, St. Croix Valley Raceway, May 22, 2015 (Race #2): GRP Motorsports & Tabor Family 4th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[1]; 2. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[4]; 3. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[5]; 4. 23-Cody Hahn[6]; 5. 34-Rick Kobs[3]; 6. 20G-Chris Graf[10]; 7. 199-Ryan Bowers[7]; 8. 29-Leigh Thomas[2]; 9. 9-Jared Goerges[8]; 10. 95-Kevin Bradwell[13]; 11. 1-Jeff Pellersels[9]; 12. 91A-Reed Allex[12]; 13. 7M-Bob McVitty[11]; 14. 52-Jake Lempelius[15]; 15. (DNF) 5-Anna Kouba[14]; DNS 03-Jamey Ogston; DNS 15-Chad Patterson Lap Leader: Thomas Kennedy 1-25. Cautions: (1) for 52 spin in turn 2 with 9 laps scored. Mastell Brothers Trailer Service & Tabor Family Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[3]; 2. 9-Jared Goerges[1]; 3. 23-Cody Hahn[5]; 4. 29-Leigh Thomas[6]; 5. 199-Ryan Bowers[4]; 6. 7M-Bob McVitty[2]; DNS 95-Kevin Bradwell; DNS 15-Chad Patterson Cautions: (1) for 7M spin turn 2 with 2 laps scored. Hoosier Racing Tire & Tabor Family Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[2]; 2. 34-Rick Kobs[4]; 3. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[3]; 4. 1-Jeff Pellersels[5]; 5. 52-Jake Lempelius[7]; 6. (DNF) 5-Anna Kouba[6]; 7. (DNF) 03-Jamey Ogston[1]; DNS 20G-Chris Graf; DNS 91A-Reed Allex 03 Ogston flipped turn 4, lap 6. Done for the night. Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 29-Leigh Thomas[1]; 2. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[7]; 3. 199-Ryan Bowers[6]; 4. 63-Jerry Richert Jr[5]; 5. 7M-Bob McVitty[3]; 6. 52-Jake Lempelius[8]; 7. (DNF) 15-Chad Patterson[2]; 8. (DNF) 91A-Reed Allex[4] 91A tipped on side turn 1, opening lap. Able to make repairs and return for feature. 15 Patterson rode up turn 1 wall and flipped out of the track turn 2, lap 5. Done for the night. Driverwebsites.com Ultimate Sprint Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 34-Rick Kobs[2]; 2. 23-Cody Hahn[1]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf[3]; 4. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[4]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston[8]; 6. 9-Jared Goerges[6]; 7. 1-Jeff Pellersels[5]; 8. 95-Kevin Bradwell[7]; DNS 5-Anna Kouba No cautions.

 

 

Hannagan Takes Home Waynesfield NRA/SOD Victory May 23, 2015

Memorial day weekend usually marks the unofficial start to summer but at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, it marked the first appearance of the season for the 360 sprints cars. The winged warriors of the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders and the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt took over the high-banked clay oval for a night of nothing but the best sprint car racing in the Midwest. The Memorial Classic presented by the Howard Johnson Inn of Lima has historically shown some of the best racing of season with this year’s edition being no exception.

By the time the registration table closed, 28 NRA/SOD competitors signed in for the second of three races over the holiday weekend. Archbold, Ohio driver Kyle Sauder set the tone for the evening turning the fastest lap overall in hot laps. That run combined with his heat finish was only good enough for an inside row four starting spot in the A-main. Dustin Daggett and Randy Hannagan played their cards right early in the night landing them a front row starting spot for the A-main. Both drivers led the field of twenty to the opening green flag to get the NRA/SOD bragging rights feature underway. Daggett led the opening lap and took control of the field early leaving Hannagan in his tracks. Caleb Griffith, who started fourth found some horsepower and began to make a run for Daggett and Hannagan. Waynesfield defending track champion Rod Henning found himself in the mix as lap traffic began to surround the lead pack. Daggett weaved his way through lap traffic using different sides of the racetrack each and every lap. This movement from one end of the track to the other allowed Hannagan to close the gap between him and Daggett at the midway point. As Hannagan closed in, as did Griffith and Stambaugh making it a four way battle for the top spot. Lap traffic thickened again allowing the top four to form one pack with under ten laps remaining. Hannagan’s patience finally paid off, as his move for the lead was successful with just six laps to go in the A-main. Daggett threw everything he had at Hannagan leading up to the final lap. Entering turn two, Daggett’s car went too high on the cushion causing the car to lose control down the backstretch. Daggett managed to hold on without giving up too much track until his car lost control once again making contact with the outside wall exiting turn four. This series of bad luck pushed Daggett back to a fourth place. Hannagan picked up the victory. Griffith’s late race run gave him a second place finish. Max Stambaugh went one for two on the weekend finishing in third. Dustin Stroup finished in ninth picking up the hard charger award. Daggett, Hannagan, and Henning picked up the heat race wins with Gregg Dalman taking home the B-main victory.

The second of the sprint double header featured Waynesfield’s very own Buckeye Machine Non Wing sprints. Thirty-one drivers signed in to compete in the second points race of the 2015 season. Dallas Hewitt in the 69R and Kyle Simon in his 23S led the field of twenty to the opening green flag. Simon jumped into the lead for a brief second when the yellow flag flew with no laps complete. On the restart, Simon beat Hewitt again in the drag race into turn one. This, however, did not faze Hewitt one bit as he made another run for the lead a few laps later. As Hewitt made a run Simon, Joss Moffatt turned on the jets powering through the field from his tenth place starting spot. Hewitt and Simon began to trade slidejobs until Hewitt managed to finally close the door. His tenure in the top spot did not last long as Simon regained the lead with just ten laps to go in the main. Luke Hall added his name to the challenge late in the race as he made a run for the lead. Hewitt found his own stretch of bad luck coming to the final laps as his car dropped off the pace exiting turn two. Hewitt dropped from second to fifth in one corner before finally coming to a stop bringing out the caution. Simon could not hold off Hall and Moffatt on the restart giving up the lead and victory to Hall. Joss Moffatt picked up the runner-up spot and the hard charger award with Simon holding on to the third spot. Kyle Simon, Dallas Hewitt, Adam Cruea, and Garrett Abrams picked up the win of the heat races. Travis Hery came away with the B-man victory. Adam Conley, the driver who crashed coming out of turn four to the checkered flag was airlifted from the racetrack. At the time of this report, no information is known about his condition.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks took the track for 15 laps of action. Chris Hicks and Matt Twining led the field to the opening green flag. Twining decided to take the topside to make a run for the lead but lost several spots in the process when his truck went too high on the racing surface. A large dust cloud was kicked up as Twining finally settled midway back in the field. This setback was nothing for Twining as he began to work his way back to the front. Lap after lap, Twining took spot after spot before finding himself back in the lead pack late in the race. JJ Butler and Roy Miller started a battle directly in front of Twining making it a three way battle for second. Twining went high sandwiching Butler between himself and Miller. The battle continued to the finish where Chris Hicks picked up the win. Twining, after losing many sports early on, recovered to finish second. Roy Miller took home third and the hard charger award. Matt Twining and Chris Hicks picked up the heat race wins.

The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts were the final event to take track. Nick Glasgow in the 85 and Jake Phillips in the 73 led the field to the start. Glasgow took the early lead into turn one as Harvey Yoder began to challenge Phillips for second. The challenge worked out for Yoder as he jumped into the second spot. Harvey’s brother David was an outsider looking in, as he too wanted to make a run. With Glasgow fading back just a bit, David Yoder jumped into the second spot and ready to challenge his brother. Dane Arbin in the 09 found some speed as he wheeled past Glasgow late in the race for third. Arbin was unable to chase down the Yoder pair and they bounced around the track. As the final lap passed, Harvey was able to hold off his bother and pick up the victory. David Yoder finished in second with Dan Arbin finishing third. Robbie Tuttle finished seventh picking up the hard charger award. David Yoder and Dane Arbin picked up the heat race victories.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will be back in action next Saturday night, May 30 for another full program of racing including the Buckeye Machine Non Wings, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. Pits open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Racing gets underway at 7PM. Keep up-to-date on the latest from Waynesfield Raceway Park online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (31 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 23S-Kyle Simon[6] ; 2. 51G-Todd Gnat[8] ; 3. 2M-Logan Hupp[1] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3] ; 5. 74-Drew Rader[7] ; 6. 96-Riley VanHise[5] ; 7. 12B-Don Ryder[2] ; 8. 927-Dave Disinger[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[2] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[6] ; 3. 5J-Joss Moffatt[3] ; 4. 24-Landon Simon[8] ; 5. 17-Kevin Myers[4] ; 6. 21-Travis Hery[7] ; 7. 63-Jim Dues[5] ; 8. 42E-Seth Jackson[1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 83-Adam Cruea[2] ; 2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[3] ; 3. 5A-Toby Alfrey[5] ; 4. 19-Jimmy Snead[1] ; 5. 18SR-Bob Distel[4] ; 6. 67-Cory Durand[6] ; 7. 18-Sheldon Shobe[7] ; 8. 37-Noah Dunlap[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 32-Garrett Abrams[2] ; 2. 31-Tom Rhodes[3] ; 3. 24L-Lee Underwood[7] ; 4. 28-Adam Brenton[4] ; 5. 5-Andy Conley[5] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[1] ; 7. 14-Daryl Daugherty[6]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 21-Travis Hery[6] ; 2. 5-Andy Conley[4] ; 3. 74-Drew Rader[1] ; 4. 63-Jim Dues[10] ; 5. 17-Kevin Myers[2] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[8] ; 7. 18SR-Bob Distel[3] ; 8. 18-Sheldon Shobe[11] ; 9. 14-Daryl Daugherty[12] ; 10. 96-Riley VanHise[5] ; 11. 42E-Seth Jackson[14] ; 12. 37-Noah Dunlap[15] ; 13. 67-Cory Durand[7]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[6]; 2. 5J-Joss Moffatt[10]; 3. 23S-Kyle Simon[2]; 4. 2M-Logan Hupp[9]; 5. 31-Tom Rhodes[8]; 6. 24-Landon Simon[14]; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[13]; 8. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[7]; 9. 32-Garrett Abrams[4]; 10. 24L-Lee Underwood[12]; 11. 28-Adam Brenton[16]; 12. 63-Jim Dues[20]; 13. 21-Travis Hery[17]; 14. 74-Drew Rader[19]; 15. 5-Andy Conley[18]; 16. 5A-Toby Alfrey[11]; 17. 83-Adam Cruea[3]; 18. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[1]; 19. 51G-Todd Gnat[5]; 20. 19-Jimmy Snead[15] Hard Charger: 5J-Joss Moffatt[+8]

NRA/SOD 360 (28 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 2. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 3. 83-Kyle Sauder[9] ; 4. 23-Devin Dobie[5] ; 5. 11-Tim Allison[7] ; 6. 11N-Ed Neumiester[1] ; 7. 35R-Ron Blair[8] ; 8. 12R-Nick Roberts[3] ; 9. 24-Eric Smith[10] ; 10. 12J-Tyler Moore[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2M-Dustin Daggett[1] ; 2. 33M2-Tanner Thorson[6] ; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[5] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 6. 49T-Gregg Dalman[8] ; 7. 57-Mike Dunlap[3] ; 8. 5W-Jeff Williams[7] ; 9. 11R-Chase Ridenear[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 31N-Rod Henning[3] ; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 3. 6S-JR Stewart[4] ; 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts[7] ; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer[2] ; 6. 27-Brad Lamberson[6] ; 7. 7K-Kyle Pitts[9] ; 8. 28H-Hud Horton[8] ; 9. 1A-Mark Aldrich[5]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 49T-Gregg Dalman[2] ; 2. 35R-Ron Blair[4] ; 3. 27-Brad Lamberson[3] ; 4. 7K-Kyle Pitts[6] ; 5. 11N-Ed Neumiester[1] ; 6. 57-Mike Dunlap[5] ; 7. 12R-Nick Roberts[7] ; 8. 28H-Hud Horton[9] ; 9. 12J-Tyler Moore[13] ; 10. 5W-Jeff Williams[8] ; 11. 1A-Mark Aldrich[12] ; 12. 24-Eric Smith[10]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[2]; 2. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4]; 3. 6M-Max Stambaugh[6]; 4. 2M-Dustin Daggett[1]; 5. 83-Kyle Sauder[7]; 6. 17-Jared Horstman[8]; 7. 33M2-Tanner Thorson[5]; 8. 6S-JR Stewart[9]; 9. 10X-Dustin Stroup[14]; 10. 23-Devin Dobie[10]; 11. 31N-Rod Henning[3]; 12. 22R-Kevin Roberts[12]; 13. 8J-Jess Stiger[11]; 14. 35R-Ron Blair[17]; 15. 7K-Kyle Pitts[19]; 16. 11-Tim Allison[13]; 17. 49T-Gregg Dalman[16]; 18. 49-Shawn Dancer[15]; 19. 27-Brad Lamberson[18]; 20. 11N-Ed Neumiester[20] Hard Charger: 10X-Dustin Stroup[+5]

Block Insurance Tough Trucks (18 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1W-Matt Twining[3] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[4] ; 3. 1J-J.J Butler[5] ; 4. 316-Ben Hower[7] ; 5. O8-Jay Roop[8] ; 6. 82J-Janice Hunter[9] ; 7. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[6] ; 8. 23-Kenny Osborne[2] ; 9. 37-Roy Miller[1]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 9 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 71-Chris Hicks[1] ; 2. 33-Mike Hicks[5] ; 3. 82-Kevin Knittle[4] ; 4. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[2] ; 5. 711-Dallas Geckle[6] ; 6. 28-Derrick Hole[3] ; 7. 34-James Sorrell[8]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 87-Chris Anderson[1] ; 2. 32-Bob Campbell[2]

A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 71-Chris Hicks[1]; 2. 1W-Matt Twining[2]; 3. 37-Roy Miller[16]; 4. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[13]; 5. 1J-J.J Butler[5]; 6. 33-Mike Hicks[4]; 7. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[8]; 8. 316-Ben Hower[7]; 9. 82-Kevin Knittle[6]; 10. O8-Jay Roop[9]; 11. 82J-Janice Hunter[11]; 12. 32-Bob Campbell[-]; 13. 20K-Bill Keeler[3]; 14. 34-James Sorrell[14] Hard Charger: 37-Roy Miller[+13]

Indian Lake Outfitters Compacts (12 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9-Dane Arbin[2] ; 2. 34-James sorrell[3] ; 3. 73-Jake Phillips[1] ; 4. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[5] ; 5. 30-Keith Staley[6] ; 6. 12-Shannon Bolin[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 95-David Yoder[1] ; 2. 82-Harvey Yoder[5] ; 3. 85-Nick Glasgow[3] ; 4. 27S-Cody Sanders[2] ; 5. 58S-David Swingley[4] ; 6. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[6]

A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 82-Harvey Yoder[3]; 2. 95-David Yoder[5]; 3. 9-Dane Arbin[6]; 4. 85-Nick Glasgow[1]; 5. 27S-Cody Sanders[8]; 6. 34-James sorrell[4]; 7. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[12]; 8. 30-Keith Staley[9]; 9. 73-Jake Phillips[2]; 10. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[7]; 11. 58S-David Swingley[10]; 12. 12-Shannon Bolin[11] Hard Charger: 27X-Robbie Tuttle[+5]

 

 

FIVE DRIVERS COLLECT SECOND WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY CHECKERS
Orrville, Ohio
Saturday, May 23, 2015
By Mike Swanger

After two weeks of rain, Wayne County Speedway was back in action on McDonald’s night and Lowe’s Kid’s Project night with the action on the track highly entertaining. Mitch Harble and Jason Dolick brought the Fisher Performance Sprints to the green flag and Harble would jump out to a big lead early on as Wooster’s Brad Haudenschild would pull into second from his sixth starting spot on lap three with Danny Mumaw right on his tail. The field would be closed together following a lap 16 caution. The intensity of the race would skyrocket as on the restart, Haudenschild would do a slide job on Harble in turn two but Harble returned the favor in turn four. Two laps later, Haudenschild would make another slider on Harble in turn four and this put the Kempthorn Auto Mall, Fire and Ice Pub and J&J Auto Racing #38k in front for good for his second win of the season. Mumaw would pass Harble with four laps to go for second but tagged the wall in turn four on the last lap to give second back to Harble. Chris Myers finished fourth while 16th starting Shawn Hubler raced to fifth. Jim Morris and Harble topped the heats.
The Lias Tire Super Late Models would take almost the same script as the Sprints did with Ryan Markham and Jim Nicely opening on the front row with Markham taking early control as with fourth starting Rick Bond and 6th starting Doug Drown moving in behind Markham on lap four. After a lap nine caution, Markham would be challenged by Drown for the lead as the two would go side by side for for five circuits before Drown and his Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection and Wooster Glass #240 made the last pass going down the back stretch with 10 laps to go and post his second win of the season at WCS. Bond and JR Gentry dueled for third until two laps to go when Bond’s motor started smoking and he pulled off at that time. Brad Malcuit would claim fourth as 10th starting Dave Hornikel filled out the top five. Heat winners were Drown and Bond.
Driving the Aamco Transmissions, Excalibur Body Shop and Baldwin Motorsports #7up, Randolph’s Larry Baldwin led all the way from his pole position to score his first win of the season in the Aamco Transmissions Super Stock feature. Tyler Thompson was running second for most of the race but with five laps to go, got loose in turn four that allowed both Nick Smith and Brandon Gardner to get by and they would finish second and third with Tyler Nicely finishing behind Thompson for fifth. Thompson and Baldwin notched the heat wins.
Four drivers had their hands on the lead in the Harriger Towing Rush Late Model feature with Alan Dellinger setting the pace for the opening two laps before opening night feature winner, Dennis Lunger Jr., would lead the next four circuits. Using the high grove, heat winner Ryan Markham would power past Lunger Jr. for the lead on lap 7 and on the next lap, Lunger Jr. would bounce off the front wall and was rear ended by Dellinger. Lunger Jr. would go to the pits to have his car checked out and returned to the race as Dellinger’s car stayed on the track. On the restart, Millersburg’s Charlie Duncan was behind Markham and they would go side by side, back and forth for the top spot as Dellinger and Justin Chance battled for third. With four laps to go, Duncan powered past Markham for the lead and held him off on the last lap to put the Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection and Nationwide Vehicle Protection #240 into victory lane for the second time this season. Tenth starting Chance would grab third as Lunger Jr.came back to finish fourth in front of heat winner Dellinger.
The WQKT Mini Stocks had extra money to race for thanks to Direct Hydraulics and Wooster’s Doug Hensel went flag to flag to pick up the increased purse and pocket his second win of the year aboard the Finishline Autobody, Fast Lane Towing and B S Motorsports #18. He was hounded all race long by Brad Hensel, who was virtually riding Doug’s bumper all race long, Gary Hensel Jr. held off Michael Workman for third as Jeff Edwards rounded out the top five. Doug and Gary Hensel Jr. bested the heat races.
For the second time this season, Billy Dawson of Lakeville led all the way in the Mini Wedge feature for the win. Driving the Harriger Towing, DJ Directional Services and AMS OIl # 7d, Dawson, the heat winner, was followed by Matthew Moore, Logan Duncan, Kolton and Konner Thomas.
Jamey Johnson scored his first Flat Track Cart win at WCS as Colton Shaw, Scott Delaney, Chuck Conway and Steve Reed followed. Johnson and Justin Chance won the heat races.
Just like every race night, drivers were also competing for extra prizes thanks to the Contingency Connection Awards.
Saturday, May 30 will see the UNOH All Star Sprints back for a $5,000 to win show with the Harriger Towing Rush Late Models and the Aamco Transmission Super Stock in action also.
WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS
Saturday, May 23, 2015
FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS
Heat 1 Jim Morris, Chris Myers, Danny Mumaw, Troy Kingan, Shawn Minor, Kris Davis, George Prosser, Pete Grove, Zach Morrow
Heat 2 Mitch Harble, Brad Haudenschild, Jason Dolick, Jamie Myers, Nick Patterson, Jordan Harble, Clay Riney, Shawn Hubler, Bob Lime
Feature Brad Haudenschild, Mitch Harble, Danny Mumaw, Chris Myers, Shawn Hubler, Jordan Harble, Jamie Myers, Jim Morris, Troy Kingan, Nick Patterson, Jason Dolick, Clay Riney, Shawn Minor, George Prosser, Bob Lime, Pete Grove, Kris Davis, Zach Morrow

LIAS TIRE SUPER LATE MODELS
Heat 1 Doug Drown, JR Gentry, Brad Malcuit, Jason Hinton, Randy Davis, Levi Flesher, Andrew Myers, Ricky Holderbaum
Heat 2 Rick Bond, Ryan Markham, Jim Nicely, Ben Mott, Dave Hornikel, Doug Kenworthy, Jerry Aber
Feature Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, JR Gentry, Brad Malcuit, Dave Hornikel, Jim Nicely, Ben Mott, Doug Kenworthy, Randy Davis, Rick Bond, Andrew Myers, Jason Hinton, Ricky Holderbaum, Levi Flesher, Jerry Aber dns

AAMCO TRANSMISSIONS SUPER STOCKS
Heat 1 Tyler Thompson, Tyler Nicely, Nick Smith, Gary Hensel Jr., David Uhler, Paul Whitten, Roger Drouhard, Steve Ott, Chris Albright dns
Heat 2 Larry Baldwin, Brandon Gardner, Frank Oriti, Chase Alexander, Dennis Amstutz, Gary McGregor, Paul Kern, Cliff Staley dns
Feature Larry Baldwin, Nick Smith, Brandon Gardner, Tyler Thompson, Tyler Nicely, Dennis Amstutz, Gary Hensel Jr., Roger Drouhard, David Uhler, Paul Whitten, Paul Kern, Chase Alexander, Frank Oriti, Steve Ott, Gary McGregor dns, Cliff Staley dns, Chris Albright dns

HARRIGER TOWING RUSH LATE MODELS
Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Jamie Wrightsman, Brandon Gardner, Josh Double, Hiram Bachmann, Joe Long
Heat 2 Alan Dellinger, Dennis Lunger Jr., Charlie Duncan, Paul Harriger, Justin Chance
Feature Charlie Duncan, Ryan Markham, Justin Chance, Dennis Lunger Jr., Alan Dellinger, Josh Double, Jamie Wrightsman, Brandon Gardner, Joe Long, Hiram Bachmann, Paul Harriger

 

 

 

Sammy Reakes IV Snares Patriot Sprint Spectacular at Stateline

Rich Vleck, JAMESTOWN, NY, (May 23, 2015)- The 2015 season has seen Sammy Reakes IV travel to new race tracks while using an old number he found success in while running sportsman. On Saturday Night, he rekindled that success at a track he had never laid eyes on before.

Reakes, of Palermo, NY, took the lead from Scott Just on lap 20 at Stateline Speedway and held off a hard-charging Mitch Brown to score the $2,000 top prize and his first Patriot Sprint Tour win.

“It feels awesome,” exclaimed Reakes in Victory Lane. “It’s been a long time since I’ve been here so it feels really good.”

Reakes got the night started off strong comfortably winning heat race one. He felt good about the car but after the Pole Position Raceway redraw saw him get the eighth starting position, the prospects of him winning were put in serious doubt.

“We drew the eight and obviously I was a little discouraged at first but I came back to the trailer and I told my guys ‘It doesn’t matter, I’m going to win it tonight!’ I’m glad I delivered on my promise and didn’t make myself a liar.”

Reakes was able to move in to the top five by the end of the first lap but then settled in fourth place as Scott Just paced the field. Scott Kreutter and Dane Lorenc were battling hard for second place for much of the event, swapping the position on a pair of occasions. On lap 19, as they were both closing in on the leader, Lorenc went to pass Kreutter for the spot and they made contact, sending Kreutter hard in to the frontstretch wall.

On the ensuing restart, Just’s No. 54JR, which had been flawless all race sputtered just after the restart point with what turned out to be a fuel line issue and staked up the field; it was just the opportunity Reakes needed to snag the lead.

“I’m only 27 but I felt like the old guy out there racing with Just and Lorenc and thought on that late restart If I could just show them a nose maybe I could rattle them,” he noted after the race.”

The caution flag would wave two more times after Reakes inherited the lead, forcing him to be perfect on the ensuing restarts. With one lap remaining, Canadian Mitch Brown had moved up to second while Jared Zimbardi had driven up from 16th to 3rd. Once again, “The Honeybadger” was perfect and would drive comfortably to the win.

In only his second start in a sprint car, Reakes won a feature event but since then had gone through a dry spell. He credited his dad after the race for his perseverance and also was happy his family from North Carolina was able to come up and see the win. Reakes also took over the Patriot Sprint Tour America Point Lead with the Victory.

Mitch Brown had a quality car all night long, winning the Evinigham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash4Cash and driving up seven spots to score the runner-up finish. Brown tried an aggressive line on the final restart but was unable to make a bid for the lead.

Defending PST Champion Jared Zimbardi’s night got off to a rough start when he got collected in an incident in his heat race, cracking the frame. After he crew welded his No. 35 back together, Zimbardi came charging through the pack to finish in third.

Kyle Drum also charged through the field to drive up to fourth in his first Stateline start since 2009. Joe Trenca also came up through the pack to round out the top five in his first Stateline appearance.

Tyler Graves had a career night, winning his heat race and finishing in a career-best sixth place. Dennis Wagner came up through the pack to finish in seventh while Scott Just drifted back to eighth place with an apparent fuel issue. Jake Muench moved forward to finish ninth while early frontrunner Dane Lorenc rounded out the top 10 after a late-race restart jingle saw him fall back.

Joe McEwen was also a surprise early in the night, winning his heat race but an early bobble in the race shuffled him back through the pack.

It was a cool yet clear evening for the first Patriot Sprint race in three years at Stateline, the home of the first Patriot event back in 2003. For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 5/23/15, Stateline Speedway, Jamestown (Busti), NY.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Sammy Reakes IV (17), 2. Mitch Brown (10), 3. Jared Zimbardi (35), 4. Kyle Drum (47), 5. Joe Trenca (98), 6. Tyler Graves (25G), 7. Dennis Wagner (38), 8. Scott Just (54JR), 9. Jake Muench (14), 10. Dane Lorenc (00), 11. Jimmy Stitzel (4), 12. Steve Glover (121), 13. Joe McEwen (44), 14. Dave Wickham (80), 15. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 16. George Suprick (87), 17. Dave Just (54J), 18. Scott Kreutter (52), 19. Steve Collins (67).

Lap Leaders- S. Just 1-19, Reakes 20-25.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Mitch Brown (10), 2. Joe Trenca (98), 3. Kyle Drum (47), 4. Jimmy Stitzel (4), 5. Dennis Wagner (38), 6. Dave Just (54J).

Heats (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: Reakes, Lorenc, Kreutter, Wagner, D. Just, Zimbardi, Suprick

Race 2: Graves, Hutchinson, Collins, Drum, Stitzel, D. Wickham.

Race 3: McEwen, S. Just, Trenca, Brown, Glover, Muench.

Hoosier Tire Canada/ Mike Emhof Motorsports Recipient: Reakes

Pole Position Raceway Pole Winner: Scott Just

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Reakes 540, Drum 514, S. Just 460, Kreutter 455, Collins 452, D. Just 436, Hutchinson 434, Howland 432, Glover 429, Zimbardi 423.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash4Cash Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 12, Brown 11, Kreutter 10, Drum 7, Collins 6.

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 27, T. Wickham 24, Tanner 18, Suprick Brown and Reakes 14.

Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader Standings (Top Five)- S. Just 19, Barney and Stillwaggon 16, Zimbardi 15, Hebing 14.

 

 

BADGER MIDGET SERIES PRESS RELEASE

"Thomas tops Angell Park Night One " “Rain claims Sunday event”

By Bryan Gapinski Sun Prairie, Wis., May 24---Kevin Thomas Jr. won the 30-lap "Danni Jo Thiel Memorial", Saturday Night at Angell Park Speedway. The event was co-sanctioned by the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and The Zimbrick Chevrolet of Sun Prairie/Mid-State Equipment Badger Midget Series. It also opened the 69th season of racing at the facility. Thomas earned the pole position for the event by winning the trophy dash, and his heat race earlier in the evening. Thomas then jumped into the lead at the start followed by teammate Christopher Bell. Fourth place running Justin Peck hit the Turn 2 wall and flipped on Lap 4, escaping injury. On the restart Thomas held off Bell, until three laps later when Bell slowed and retired from the event. On the restart Thomas again pulled away from the field. A caution for spun cars, bunched up the field on Lap 12. Darren Hagen passed Thomas for the lead entering Turn 2 on the restart, but Thomas regained the lead before the lap was completed. . Thomas began lapping the tail of the field on Lap 19, and continued his flawless run in his first midget event at the track. Thomas driving the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian owned No.67 Bullet/Toyota finished ahead of POWRi points leader Hagen, Ryan Robinson also running in his first race at the track, Austin Brown, and Alex Bright. “To finally win my first feature, and have it come here at Angell Park means so much to me, I can’t thank everyone at Keith Kunz Motorsports enough” said Thomas, who became the seventh different driver to win at Angell Park for Kunz. Will Gerrits took the lead on a Lap 5 restart from Tory Strauss to win the 15-lap Badger 600 Micro Series presented by My Race Pass. Tucker Klaasmeyer, making the long trip from Kansas to run both divisions finished second followed by Zach Boden, Norm Ehrke, and Tory Strauss. Night two was cancelled Sunday Morning, with steady rain at the speedway and fore casted for the rest of the day and through the evening hours. SUMMARY MIDGETS 30-lap feature: 1. Kevin Thomas Jr.; 2. Darren Hagen; 3. Ryan Robinson; 4. Austin Brown; 5. Alex Bright; 6. Andrew Felker; 7. David Budres; 8. Tucker Klaasmeyer; 9. Kyle Schuett; 10. Jake Neuman; 11. Daniel Robinson; 12. Ray Seach; 13. Eric Johnson; 14. Tommy Bigelow; 15. Mark Chisholm; 16. Cody Weisensel; 17. Bob Scheffler; 18. Christopher Bell; 19. Justin Peck; 20. Seth Motsinger; 21. Allen Devlin. 6-lap Trophy Dash Winner: Thomas. 8-lap Heat Race Winners: Thomas, Hagen, Bell. Cars Present: 21 Feature Lap leaders: Thomas 1-30. **Peck flipped on Lap 4 of feature, uninjured.

600 MICROS 15-lap Feature: 1. Will Gerrits; 2. Tucker Klaasmeyer; 3. Zach Boden; 4. Norm Ehrke; 5. Tory Strauss; 6. Chad Bogar; 7. Tyler Brabant; 8. Tyler Tischendorf; 9. Jake Gerrits; 10. Jake Goeglein. 10-lap Heat Race Winner: W. Gerrits. Cars Present: 10 Lap Leaders: Strauss 1-5, Gerrits 6-15.

 

 

Thrilling Tony White Memorial Goes to Teenager Anthony Losurdo

OSWEGO, NY (May 24, 2015) – Teenage sensation Anthony Losurdo proved yet again that the future is bright at Oswego Speedway as the soon to be Oswego High School graduate drove to his third career Pathfinder Bank SBS win on Saturday in the prestigious Tony White Memorial, presented by Shea Concrete and Corr/Pak Merchandising.

Losurdo started fifth on the grid, eventually passing race leader Jeremy Pitcher on lap 26 of 35, then holding off the late advances of defending Speedway track champion Andrew Schartner for the big win.

Kreig Heroth, Pitcher, and Dennis Rupert were the top five with Camden Proud, Jason Simmons, Matt Magner, Jack Patrick, and Josh Kerr landing in the top ten spots.

Pitcher and Rupert started the main event from the front row on Saturday with Barry Kingsley and Mark Castiglia starting from the second row.

Trouble struck early however as Mike Bond and Alex Hoag ended up together in turn three with Alex McRae, and Castiglia

Hoag, Bond, and McRae would all park their machines.

The early restart showed Pitcher leading Rupert, Kingsley, Losurdo, Simmons, JJ Andrews, and Russ Brown.

Pitcher continued his steady pace in the lead with Losurdo, Brown, and Schartner working through the pack.

Both Brown and Schartner used the outside lane, nearly to perfection, eventually working in behind Losurdo who had managed to drive around Kinglsey for third.

From lap 10-20 it was Pitcher, Losurdo, Brown, and Schartner all battling ferociously, but all good things eventually come to an end.

Lap 21 saw Brown sideways out of turn two with Kinglsey and Dave Cliff getting involved.

Kingsley’s No. 91 would suffer massive damage to the right front corner as the car slammed the outside turn two steel.

Cliff would also have to be hooked off of the Speedway.

Both drivers were ok, but each along with Brown were done for the night.

Once back to green Pitcher continued to lead out front but Losurdo and Schartner were charging hard in front of Rupert, Heroth, Simmons, Proud, Patrick, Magner, and Kerr.

Losurdo and Schartner continued to pressure Pitcher over the course of the next five laps, until the caution would wave one last time for Zach Amo, who laid fluid down on the Speedway surface.

The caution and subsequent restart was what Losurdo needed to steal the lead, as when the green lights came back on Losurdo dove low on Pitcher for the point between turns one and two, bringing Schartner along for the ride.

Pitcher would slide back to the fourth spot as Heroth drove through as well.

Just like on opening night, Schartner threw everything but the kitchen sink at the race leader over the course of the final laps, but it was Losurdo’s day in the FFB No. 1, taking the Tony White Memorial for the biggest win of the young driver’s career.

Just one race after being declared the night’s Hard Luck winner, Matt Magner drove to the D&S Landscaping Hard Charger Award on Saturday with an eighth place finish.

Dennis Rupert put on a career defining fifth place run in the No. 99 to be the Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer.

Longtime race leader Pitcher would go on to the White’s Car Care 4th Place Award as well as the Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader Award while Mike Bond was the Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award recipient.

Shell Shock Custom Helmet Paint Heat Race Challenge wins went to Bond, Kingsley, and Castiglia.

Racing at Oswego Speedway continues on Saturday, May 30 with the Spring Championship featuring the Novelis Supermodifieds and Pathfinder Bank SBS with $15 admission.

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 23rd, 2015

Port City 160 'Super Spectacle'

presented by Corr/Pak Merchandising and Shea Concrete

BOX SCORE:

Pathfinder Bank SBS

Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial (35-laps): 1. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 2. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 3. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 4. 97 - Jeremy Pitcher, 5. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 6. 54 - Camden Proud, 7. 98 - Jason Simmons, 8. 87 - Matt Magner, 9. 9 - Jack Patrick, 10. 8 - Josh Kerr, 11. 76 - Scott Shafer, 12. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 13. 90 - Greg O'Connor, 14. 22 - Mike Bruce, 15. 13 - Russ Brown, 16. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 17. 50 - Dave Cliff, 18. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 19. 44 - Zach Amo, 20. 93 - JJ Andrews, 21. 7 - Alex Hoag, 22. 74 - Mike Bond, 23. 14 - Alex McRae

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #87 Matt Magner

Nice Price Auto Sales Up and Comer: #99 Dennis Rupert

White's Car Care 4th Place: #97 Jeremy Pitcher

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #97 Jeremy Pitcher

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #74 Mike Bond

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 74 - Mike Bond, 2. 97 - Jeremy Pitcher, 3. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 4. 22 - Mike Bruce, 5. 18 - Andrew Shcartner, 6. 44 - Zach Amo, 7. 9 - Jack Patrick, 8. 90 - Greg O'Connor

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 2. 13 - Russ Brown, 3. 98 - Jason Simmons, 4. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 5. 7 - Alex Hoag, 6. 54 - Camden Proud, 7. 8 - Josh Kerr, 8. 14 - Alex McRae

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 2. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 3. 93 - JJ Andrews, 4. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 5. 50 - Dave Cliff, 6. 76 - Scott Shafer, 7. 87 - Matt Magner, 8. 88 - Ron Pratt

 

 

Sussex Snares SCP Salute to Indy Opener

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (May 23, 2015) – Tempe’s Stevie Sussex picked up a hard-fought win by topping the USAC Southwest Sprint Car portion of Saturday night’s opening leg of Canyon Speedway Park’s Fourth Annual Salute to Indy event.

While Sussex took Sprint Car honors, other Saturday night winners included Chris McCurdy, Jr., in Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Jason Crowe in Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades, Gary Winter in Micro Sprints and John Priest in AMA Mod Lites.

Starting from the front row outside, Sussex fought off Josh Pelkey and current USAC Southwest Sprint Car points leader R.J. Johnson for his second overall win of the year and first at CSP in 2015.

While Sussex took the checkered flag, Johnson rallied from 13th and fell just one position short of a third consecutive series score at CSP by finishing second. Pelkey rounded out the podium with Chris Bonneau and Bruce St. James rounding out the top five.

In Arizona Differential Pure Stock action, Chris McCurdy, Jr., raced from the seventh starting position to snare his third win of the year ahead of Bo Partain, Matt Martinez, Steve Bitting and Zack Madrid.

Jason Crowe raced from tenth to capture his first Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegade feature win of the year in front of Joe Peterson, Chuck Thornton, Greg Gillum and David Harrington.

Gary Winter raced from eight to capture his first Micro Sprint win since a pair of Winter Challenge triumphs, taking the checkered flag ahead of Paul Martin and Kyle Shipley. John Priest was a first time winner in AMA Mod Lite action by crossing the stripe ahead of 12th-starter Tyler Merrill and Austin Kuehl.

Night two of the Fourth Annual Salute to Indy at Canyon Speedway Park gets under way at 7:00 p.m. Sunday with another full slate of USAC Southwest Sprint Cars along with Micro Sprints, Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Scottsdale & Muffler Automotive Renegades and AMA Mod Lites.

Canyon Speedway Park

Fourth Annual Salute to Indy – May 23, 2015

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

First Heat: 1. 78-Chris Bonneau, 2. 12-Josh Pelkey, 3. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 4. 32b-Brian Hosford, 5. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 6. 2-Joshua Shipley, 7. 16-Mike Martin, 8. 28-Mark Morin.

Second Heat: 1. 27-Nick Aiuto, 2. 11c-Michael Curtis, 3. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 4. 29-Michael Bonneau, 5. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 6. 13-Dennis Giles, 7. 02-Matt Rossi.

Third Heat: 1. 17-Michael Colegrove, 2. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 3. 13s-Stevie Sussex, 4. 7k-Bruce St. James, 5. 5-Tye Mihocko, 6. 44k-Koty McGullam, 7. 20az-Ray Bishop.

“A” Feature: 1. 13s-Stevie Sussex, 2. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 3. 12-Josh Pelkey, 4. 78-Chris Bonneau, 5. 7k-Bruce St. James, 6. 02-Matt Rossi, 7. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 8. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 9. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 10. 11c-Michael Curtis, 11. 48T-Thomas Ogle, 12. 2-Joshua Shipley, 13. 16-Mike Martin, 14. 13-Dennis Giles, 15. 29-Michael Bonneau, 16. 44k-Koty McGullam, 17. 5-Tye Mihocko, 18. 32b-Brian Hosford, 19. 17-Michael Colegrove, 20. 27-Nick Aiuto, 21. 20az-Ray Bishop, 22. 28-Mark Morin.

Arizona Differential Pure Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 13-Anthony Madrid, 2. 5z-Zack Madrid, 3. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 4. 5J-Jacob Madrid, 5. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 6. 46r-Dane Reblin.

Second Heat: 1. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 2. 90-Bo Partain, 3. 15-Speedy Madrid, 4. 7-Steve Bitting, 5. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 6. 55-Jason Schwader.

Third Heat: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 22-Jesse Johnson, 3. 51J-Gary Everett, 4. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin, 5. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 6. 27T-John Todd.

“A” Feature: 1. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 2. 90-Bo Partain, 3. 21m-Matt Martinez, 4. 7-Steve Bitting, 5. 5z-Zack Madrid, 6. 13-Anthony Madrid, 7. 15-Speedy Madrid, 8. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 9. 6-Michael Wrightsman, 10. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 11. 27T-John Todd, 12. 51j-Gary Everett, 13. 97L-Stephen Lumpkin, 14. 46r-Dane Reblin, 15. 22-Jesse Johnson, 16. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 17. 55-Jason Schwader, 18. 5j-Jacob Madrid.

Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades:

First Heat: 1. XX-Chuck Thornton, 2. 13-Jason Crowe, 3. 18bm-Chris McCurdy, Sr., 4. 3d-David Harrington, 5. 69r-Sara Reblin, 6. 16b-Richard Bennett, 7. 13d-Johnny Madrid, 8. 16x-Gabriel Suchta, 9. 76-Keith Seitzer.

Second Heat: 1. 3-Greg Gillum, 2. 9-Paul O’Connor, 3. 85-Joe Peterson, 4. 14x-Brandon Gschweng, 5. 24x-John Miller, 6. 51d-Dustin Way, 7. 4h-Brian Hyatt, 8. 73-Vinnie Vondera.

“A” Feature: 1. 13-Jason Crowe, 2. 85-Joe Peterson, 3. XX-Chuck Thornton, 4. 3-Greg Gillum, 5. 3d-David Harrington, 6. 73-Vinnie Vondera, 7. 14x-Brandon Schweng, 8. 9-Paul O’Connor, 9. 16b-Richard Bennett, 10. 24x-John Miller, 11. 13d-Johnny Madrid, 12. 4h-Brian Hyatt, 13. 51d-Dustin Way, 14. 18bm-Chris McCurdy, Sr., 15. 76-Keith Seitzer, 16. 69r-Sara Reblin, 17. 16x-Gabriel Suchta.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 41-Colton Hardy, 2. 99-Kyle Shipley, 3. 6az-Gary Winter, 4. 74-Derrick Ortega, 5. 7-Mason Keefer, 6. 4s-Spencer Hill, 7. 77-Aaron Miller, 8. 37j-Dave Ferneau.

Second Heat: 1. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 2. 71-Cody Batten, 3. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 4. 42-Kenny Hilton, 5. 41h-Tyler Merrill, 6. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 7. 99x-Jake Branum, 8. 20az-Jarrett Martin.

Third Heat: 1. 9-Marty Morin, 2. 29-Paul Martin, 3. 28-Mark Morin, 4. 50-Cliff Cormany, 5. 55-Joe Pritts, 6. 101-Jim Branum, 7. 25-Mike Sanders, 8. 1-Steve Sussex.

“A” Feature: 1. 6az-Gary Winter, 2. 29-Paul Martin, 3. 99-Kyle Shipley, 4. 74-Derrick Ortega, 5. 42-Kenny Hilton, 6. 41-Colton Hardy, 7. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 8. 41-Cody Batten, 9. 4s-Spencer Hill, 10. 41h-Tyler Merrill, 11. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 12. 7-Mason Keefer, 13. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 14. 25-Mike Sanders, 15. 77-Aaron Miller, 16. 9-Marty Morin, 17. 50-Cliff Cormany, 18. 101-Jim Branum, 19. 28-Mark Morin, 20. 55-Joe Pritts, 21. 99x-Jake Branum, 22. 37j-Dave Ferneau.

 

 

Kevin Thomas Sweeps Night One of Thiel Memorial

May 24, 2015

Sun Prairie, WI. - Kevin Thomas, Jr. of Cullman, Alabama started on the pole of the 30 lap feature event, leading every lap to take his first career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory at the nostalgic 1/3rd mile Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin for night one of the Thiel Memorial. Thomas swept the night by winning his heat race, the trophy dash, and the 30 lap feature event.

Starting on the pole with fellow Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammate Christopher Bell to the outside, Kevin Thomas, Jr. got the jump at the start of the feature event with Bell and Andrew Felker in tow. On lap four Justin Peck's Esslinger-powered DRC veered sharply right in turns one and two, sending his machine straight into the wall and flipping hard before coming to a stop. Peck would be alright, but done for the remainder of the event. During the red flag, Andrew Felker would be pushed to the work area with a flat left rear on the Danny Felker-owned, Stanton-powered BOSS Chassis. His crew would be able to get the tire changed and Felker would start at the tail when the field resumed racing.

Thomas would lead the field back to green, with teammate Christopher Bell in second, hounded by a pair of BOSS Chassis driven by Austin Brown and Darren Hagen. As Bell tried to use every inch of the racing surface to make a move on his teammate, Hagen closed in on Brown for third. Hagen would take over the third position on lap seven, just as Christopher Bell's engine let go, bringing out the caution.

When Kevin Thomas would lead the field back to green, Darren Hagen would power the Austin Brown-Esslinger-powered BOSS Chassis towards Thomas, but would be unable to make a move for the lead, while Ryan Robinson in a Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet took over the third position. On lap 12 the yellow flag would fly again as Mark Chisholm and Cody Weisensel would tangle in turns one and two. After the two disabled cars were moved off the track, Thomas would again lead the charge to the green flag. Hagen again tried to mount a charge and would momentarily take the lead off turn two, but would be unable to make it stick as Thomas regained the lead off turn four.

Having to battle his way through lap traffic, Thomas would never totally be challenged for the lead again throughout the remainder of the race as he was able to keep Hagen at least two car lengths away. Crossing the line in third would be Ryan Robinson, followed by Austin Brown in fourth. Alex Bright in the 5ive-6ix Inc., Great Clips Racing, Esslinger-powered Triple-X rounded out the top five.

"This is incredible," said first place finisher Kevin Thomas, Jr. "I'm just really thankful to get the opportunity to drive these racecars, for one. They make my job a lot easier than it looks. I just want to thank all the fans for coming out. I'm just so happy to finally win a midget race. I just have a lot of great people behind me."

"I've got to thank the Lord Jesus Christ and all these guys beside me, said second place finisher Darren Hagen. "I made a huge mistake in the heat race, hit the [infield] tire. Flea got the racecar pretty good for me. Hats off to the Keith Kunz guys and Kevin Thomas on his first win."

"I'm ready for night two," said third place finisher Ryan Robinson. "This place put on a good show tonight. I really liked the track tonight."

Midgets

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 67K - Kevin Thomas, Heat 2: 5X - Justin Peck, Heat 3: 71 - Christopher Bell

Trophy Dash Winner: 67K - Kevin Thomas

Great Clips Feature Winner: 67K - Kevin Thomas

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67K - Kevin Thomas, 2. 17 - Darren Hagen, 3. 97 - Ryan Robinson, 4. 7 - Austin Brown, 5. 56 - Alex Bright, 6. 11A - Andrew Felker, 7. 31B - David Budres, 8. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer, 9. 9K - Kyle Schuett, 10. 3N - Jake Neuman, 11. 57 - Daniel Robinson, 12. 4 - Ray Seach, 13. 82 - Eric Johnson, 14. 4X - Tommy Bigelow, 15. 56X - Mark Chisholm, 16. 20 - Cody Weisensel, 17. 57X - Bob Schliffler, 18. 71 - Christopher Bell, 19. 5X - Justin Peck, 20. 2 - Seth Motsinger, 21. 3X - Allen Devlin

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Chuck Hebing win Battle With Steve Poirier to Collect Lucas Oil ESS Opener at Fonda

by Mike Mallett

FONDA, NY - Chuck Hebing has never had much luck at Fonda Speedway. He’s had good race cars and a few strong performances but he’s never been able to seal the deal. On Saturday night the Ontario, N.Y., driver finally shook off the gremlins to win his first ever Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint feature at the legendary Montgomery County oval.

It was Hebing’s 25th career win with the traveling road show and it was worth $2,125 as part of the NAPA US Tour. Hebing held off good friend and 2014 series champion Steve Poirier for the victory. Not only was his No. 45 sputtering as he was running out of a fuel as he took the checkered but he also had a broken w-link in the rear-end.

“I think with four to go it started skipping, then with three to go it got real bad and then it ran out of fuel right after the checkered,” stated Hebing. “Fonda has been tough on me in the past so it is good to win one I’ll tell you that.”

Hebing started on the front row of the 25-lap main-event and jumped to the lead at the onset. He held off the advances of Tim Axton and Stewart Friesen for the first few circuits. The race was caution plagued over the in the early stages with Hebing remaining the leader while Poirier moved into second after starting fifth.

Hebing and Poirier remained the class of the field as they raced away from the rest of the competition on each and every restart. The two were never separated by more than a few car-lengths as Poirier searched around for a way by Hebing. Each time he got a run Hebing was able to drive back by him for the lead.

At the halfway point Hebing and Poirier led the trio of Paul Kinney, Davie Franek and Cory Sparks. Franek came from 13th while Sparks advanced from the 19th spot to challenge for a podium spot. The three swapped lanes multiple times as they each looked to gain an advantage on the others.

While those three battled, Hebing and Poirier continued to duke it out of the race lead. Each time Poirier got close Hebing was able to power back by and open the gap once again.

Hebing was the leader when the final caution of the race came on lap 17 when Dylan Swiernik spun and collected Tim Axton. Both cars received damage and were forced to pits. The yellow allowed Hebing to remain the leader as it looked like Poirier was going to drive by as they raced into turn one as the caution flag came out.

The restart saw Poirier give Hebing everything he had. He tried to work the bottom of turns one and two and then the top of turns three and four. No matter what Poirier tried Hebing was able to keep him behind him. At the checkered flag it was Hebing by a car length of Poirier for the victory.

“There is nothing better than beating the best,” said Hebing of the battle with Poirier. “He likes to beat me just like I like to beat him. We are good friends and it is good to see his health is good and he is here racing with us. He’s going to run you clean and run you hard but it’s always good.”

Poirier, of St. Mathieu de Beloeil, Que., was forced to be happy with a second place finish. Poirier capped of the 2014 season by winning at Fonda but it was not to be on this night. He just needed a little bit more to get by Hebing.

“That was a fun race,” said Poirier. “It is always a pleasure to race with Cobra (Hebing). I tried everything. I was good for one or two laps on the inside but after that I was losing my momentum. I think at some point I had a good run out of three and four but the caution came out. I was going to slide Chuck to give him a run for his money. We brought the car home in one piece and we had fun.”

Kinney ended up getting the better of both Franek and Sparks to take home the third position at a track he typically struggles. It was a solid opening night for the Canastota, N.Y., pilot.

“I was surprised how we started out with just how fast we were in hot laps and the heat race,” said Kinney. “We didn’t do much to the car and we went into the feature pretty confident. I do know I’m out of shape. I don’t know if I could have gone five more laps. We’ll take third. I was counting down the laps at the end of it, but I’m happy to be here in third.”

Franek, of Wantage, N.J., ended up finishing in the fourth position in his first start at the facility while Sparks rebounded from some tough luck early in the night to finish in fifth. FONDA/ESS NOTES: 26 cars entered into competition for the season opener…Sparks was knocked out of his heat race early after contact at the start of the race. He qualified through the Lacaillade Masonry B-Main…James Hanson, Bobby Varin, Jordan Thomas and Etienne Girard had motors expire…Girard went to his back-up mount while Thomas was forced to scratch from the A-Main after qualifying in the B-Main. His scratch found Keith Prutzman made the field as a bubble car.

Lucas Oil ESS A-Main - Chuck Hebing ($2,125), Steve Poirier ($1,000), Paul Kinney ($825), Davie Franek ($730), Cory Sparks ($615), Danny Varin ($660), Jason Barney ($430), Tommy Wickham ($445), Paulie Colagiovanni ($520), Jeff Cook ($600), Parker Evans ($410), Kory Gurney ($345), Dave Axton ($300), Mike Stelter ($315), Dylan Swiernik ($285), Tim Axton ($355), Shawn Donath ($325), Stewart Friesen ($270), Matt Tanner ($265), Etienne Girard ($310), Keith Prutzman ($255), Jessica Zemken ($250).

Did Not Qualify - Bobby Varin, Jordan Thomas, James Hanson, Zach Weigand

Car Mate Trailers $25 to win Heats - Kinney, Hebing, T. Axton Dover Brake/Cobra Coaches Dash - Franek ($100) Laciallade Masonry $50 to Win B-Main - Donath. Scratch - Thomas Added Starter - Prutzman

Other Bonuses: Insinger Performance Hard Charger - Sparks (14 pos.) $50 Engler Machine and Tool Halfway - Hebing $50 Ohsweken Speedway 20th Anniversary - Girard $50 SUNY Canton Smart Move - T. Axton $50 Fondations 55 Pick 5 - Sparks $35 911 Restoration - Colagiovanni and Evans $25 Hoosier Tire - Cook $200 Vahlco Wheels - D. Varin $190

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Atomic Cash to Conley and Broughton

Saturday, May 23, 2015

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Some wild, anti-climatic scripts unfolded in three of the four feature events, proving that one man's misfortune is another man's fortune. Chillicothe, Ohio driver Ryan Broughton captured the 25-lap 410 Sprint main, while Wheelersburg, Ohio driver R.J. Conley claimed the companion Late Model main before a large crowd on "Hall of Fame Night" at the historic Atomic Speedway Saturday night. Greggie Oliver rode down the front chute wall to 'cement' the AMRA Modified main, while Bob Crace, Jr. recorded his second win in the Sport Mod division.

The 4th Atomic Speedway "Hall of Fame" ceremonies took place prior to the racing event. Sprint champions Charlie Fisher and C.J. Holley joined stock car/late model standouts Skip Watterman, Dick French, and Jim Vulgamore as inductees.

Roy Salt, "The Voice of Atomic Speedway" for more than 35 years, and a legendary announcer nationwide was the sixth inductee. Mr. Salt with his unique baritone voice joined Scott Wolfe in the announcing booth for what proved to bring back many memories and a classy reunion for the longtime veteran announcer.

Drama filled the evening with flips by sprint car driver Jimmy Nier, and a wild series of snap-rolls by Sport Mod veteran Jeff Gillman. Both drivers were shaken but uninjured. Despite the red flags and induction ceremonies, racing was concluded before 11:35.

Indiana driver Mike Terry and veteran Todd Kane set the pace for the start of the twenty-five lap Pine Tree Towing and Recovery 410 sprint main. On the first start Lance Webb looped it for the first caution and a complete restart.

Mark Imler pulled off the crossover move to take the lead from third place on the next start, but Todd Kane rode the momentum off four to lead the first lap. Mike Terry dropped back to third but retook second on the second circuit. Terry did a masterful job of challenging Todd Kane over the next ten circuits, trying a lap eight pass, only to scrub off some speed. Jimmy Stinson then took over the second spot and challenged Kane.

After a brief two-lap battle Stinson-up from 5th and perhaps the fastest car on the track-- and Kane made contact coming out of four on lap 13, sending Stinson into a wild spun down the front chute. After a couple caution laps, Kane's rear tire went flat and under the caution in the hot pit he made the change and restarted at the tail of the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association sanctioned main.

Mike Terry was the new leader. The Hoosier's lead was short-lived as a daring slide job in turn two gave Ryan Broughton( up from an 8th place start) the lead. Terry and Ryan Myers followed closely in tow until Terry jumped the thin cushion and slammed the turn four wall. Terry was unable to restart with Myers in second and 2014 Rookie of the Year Nate Reeser sat third.

Reeser, Beau Stewart, Josh Davis, Dave Dickson, and Kory Crabtree battled torridly for position throughout the mid portions of the race. Terry's miscue came on lap 17 and Kane had already came back to 9th behind Crabtree.

Broughton restarted strong, however, Ryan Myers was stuck tight to the leader for a couple rounds, then Broughton flexed his muscle.

Broughton stretched it out to anchor his very first Atomic win in front of the hometown crowd.

"I credit this win to my Dad who set the car up and my crew," noted Broughton. "I didn't have to do much. This GF-1 Chassis/George Fisher powered car just drove like a dream. Jimmy and Todd were super fast. I don't know if I could have caught them. It's great to get the win."

Crabtree and Davis finished strong behind Broughton, Myers, and Nate Reeser. The youngster had his best finish-ever at Atomic in a credible run ahead of Crabtree who passed Davis on the final circuit for 4th. Kane cruised back to sixth ahead of Beau Stewart, Dave Dickson, Brandy Bower, and Eddie Slone. Broughton lapped positions 21st through 12th in his torrid run.

Brandy Bower was hard-charger in a 23rd to ninth place run. Reeser was equally impressive with a similar 13th to 3rd place jaunt.

In the Late Model main Steve Prince and Greggie Oliver set the pace for the start of the 25-lap main event. Prince edged ahead, but Oliver glided with the run of momentum into the lead and led until the 14th circuit. In the interim R.J. Conley and Duane Chamberlain had reeled in Oliver. In laps 5-14, Conley and Oliver diced and sliced around the high-side through lapped-traffic.

That duo put on an awesome show with Oliver a couple car lengths to the good through turn four when he clipped the stalled car of Andy Bond, who had made contact with another car battling for position. The high-speed hit left both cars with heavy, disabling damage.

Conley received challenges from Chamberlain and Montgomery for 2 to 3 laps before cantering away from the field, leaving Chamberlain and Montgomery to grapple for second. That was a great, race-long battle.

Jeremy Berwanger, Delmas Conley and Rod Conley fought hard for a top five with Delmas once surging to fourth. Rounding out the top ten were R.J. Conley, Duane Chamberlain, Jason Montgomery, Jeremy Berwanger, Delmas Conley, Rod Conley, Kevin Wagner, Steve Prince, J.T. Conley, and Jason Perry.

Kevin Wagner was hard charger in a 14th to 7th place run. Joe Buskirk went from 17th to 11th, and Delmas Conley 10th to 5th.

Stinson and Kane went for the lead in the sprints and were caught in a melee, then Oliver went pit side after crashing out while leading in the late models. Could the trait continue?

Unfortunately, it did.

West Portsmouth, Ohio's Doug "Buzzard" Adkins ripped into the early lead of the Precision Grading modified main. His race to the top was not easy as Jason Montgomery and Greggie Oliver quickly made it a three-way battle. The trio raced in tight quarters for 9 laps, when Oliver slipped past Montgomery on the inside, the blitzed by Adkins on the topside on lap nine.

Right after Oliver's pass for the lead in the Kevin Dulaney #20, Adkins-- still fighting back for a possible bid at number one--was caught up in a hard crash with the spun car of Rick Shutts. Both cars went pit side but the drivers were ok.

Oliver was quick on the starts with a softer tire compound, but as the race unwound his mount become loose off the turns. This allowed Montgomery to challenge nearly every lap.

Montgomery slide jobs scrubbed off speed, but the Jackson natives continue to battle hard. Oliver smacked the turn four wall with his hind quarter, which turned his mount into the wall and onto the wall amid a shower of sparks. Oliver miraculously continued with Montgomery stoking the coals toward the checkered flag. Oliver held on in a cloud of tire smoke to claim the exciting victory.

Defending champ Dave Pinkerton dueled the entire race with Adam Colley, Dave McWilliams, and Brian Whiteman winning out for third among contenders in that quartet. Colley had another good run, while McWilliams had a solid finish after battling engine problems early in the year.

Aaron Pendleton charged from 21st to ninth for hard-charger honors.

Rounding out the top ten were Greggie Oliver, Jason Montgomery, Dave Pinkerton, Adam Colley, Dave McWilliams, Brian Whiteman, Donnie Miller, Andy Bond, Aaron Pendleton, and Gary Park.

In the C & M Racing Equipment Sport Mod main Bob Crace, Jr. took the lead from Mitchell Fields on the 8th circuit and never looked back in recording his second win of the year. That come on the coattails of setting a new track record in qualifications.

Rounding out the top ten were ob Crace, Jr., Mitchell Fields, Steve Nobile, Derek Davidson, Tony Seibert, Billy Bowles, Jason Cottrill, John Cuckler, Glenn Keaton, and Patrick Hayes.

Next Saturday, May 30th is kid’s night at the speedway.

For more Atomic Speedway information, please call 740-703-9749 or visit << www.atomicspeedway.net >> or www.facebook.com/AtomicSpeedway

Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

Coming Events:

Saturday May 30th - Triple Crown Kids Night - OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds, Ohio Valley Roofers Legends and Enduro

Saturday, June 6: No Racing

Saturday June 13th - PEPSI EMPLOYEES NIGHT - OVSCA Sprints, Steel Block Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods

Saturday June 20th - RENO & SONS LAWNCARE "Buckeye DIRT WEEK FINALE" - $5,000 to win Late Models plus AMRA Modifieds, Sport Mods and Enduro

Wednesday June 24th - UNOH All Star Sprint Speedweek $5,000 to win plus AMRA Late Models $4,000 to win! "The Night The STARS Come Out!"

Atomic Speedway Results

The Summary: Saturday, May 23, 2015

Pine Tree Towing and Recovery Sprint Cars

Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association 410's

Fast Time: Ryan Myers 11:997

Heat One: Mike Terry, Jr., Mark Imler, Ryan Myers, Josh Davis, Nate Reeser, Rick Fraley, Brian Benson, R.J. Perkins

Heat Two: Todd Kane, Jimmy Stinson, Ryan Broughton, Dave Dickson, Lance Webb, Eric Martin, Mark Coleman, Brandi Bower

Heat Three: Kory Crabtree, Beau Stewart, Eddie Slone, Brandon Conkle, Randy Fink, Nathan Skaggs, Max Dumesny

Feature: Ryan Broughton, Ryan Myers, Nate Reeser, Kory Crabtree, Josh Davis, Todd Kane, Beau Stewart, Dave Dickson, Brandy Bower, Eddie Slone, Mark Imler, Brandon Conkle, Lance Webb, Rick Fraley, R.J. Perkins, Randy Fink, Brian Benson, Eric Martin, Mark Coleman, Mike Terry, and Jimmy Stinson.

Hard Charger: Brandy Bower

803Fire.com AMRA Late Models

Fast Time: R.J. Conley 14:046

Heat One: Steve Prince, R.J. Conley, J.T. Conley, Delmas Conley, Jay Helton, Andy Bond, Avery Taylor, Derrick Chaney

Heat Two: Greggie Oliver, Rod Conley, Jason Montgomery, Mike Wilson, Kevin Wagner, Joe Buskirk, Tommy Mossbarger, Audie Swartz

Heat Three: Duane Chamberlain, Jeremy Berwanger, Mark Frazier, Jason Perry, Kirk Phillips, Duane Pick, Brandon Thompson

Feature: R.J. Conley, Duane Chamberlain, Jason Montgomery, Jeremy Berwanger, Delmas Conley, Rod Conley, Kevin Wagner, Steve Prince, J.T. Conley, Jason Perry, Joe Buskirk, Mike Wilson, Avery Taylor, Kirk Phillips, Jay Helton, Duane Pick, Greggie Oliver, Andy Bond, Mark Frazier, Derrick Chaney

Hard Charger: Kevin Wagner 14th to 7th

Precision Grading AMRA Modifieds

Fast Time: Jason Montgomery 15:156

Heat One: Jason Montgomery, Adam Colley, Dave Pinkerton, Bud Frazier, Andy Bond, Seth Daniels, Rick Shutts

Heat Two: Doug Adkins, Greggie Oliver, Mike Conkle, Gary Park, Zack Ackley, Tervor Chaney, Jeff Votaw

Heat Three: Dave McWilliams, Brian Whiteman, Donnie Miller, Brad Rickles, Jimmy Lennex, Aaron Pendleton

Feature: Greggie Oliver, Jason Montgomery, Dave Pinkerton, Adam Colley, Dave McWilliams, Brian Whiteman, Donnie Miller, Andy Bond, Aaron Pendleton, Gary Park , Mike Conkle, Seth Daniels, Pete Brunton, Zack Ackley, Trevor Chaney, Doug Adkins, Rick Shutts, Bud Frazier.

Hard Charger:

 

 

Back 2 Back Wins For Heath at Skagit Speedway

5/23/15

Alger, WA – For the second straight week at Skagit Speedway, Colton Heath stood tall in victory lane after a 26 lap victory in the 360 division. The win capped a fantastic night of racing at Skagit Speedway, as drivers competed in the John Carroll Classic presented by IRI. Joining Heath in claiming the stylish John Carroll Classic trophies were Jason Solwold in the 410 division, Geoff Needham in the Sportsman Sprints and Brandon Berg in the Outlaw Tuners.

In the finale’ of the evening, Heath led wire to wire to grab his second win in as many weekends in the 360 division. Heath was the quick qualifier on the evening and by virtue of a zero invert, started from the pole. Colton beat Tayler Malsam into turn one and led the entire race with Malsam and Travis Rilat taking turns pressuring Heath through traffic. Heath would consistently make the right decision, and appeared to have the win sewed up when the race went caution on lap 23. Rilat had advanced to second and pressured Colton on the restart, but Heath held him off and again looked to have the race won when a red flag occurred for Cale Brooke, Travis Jacobson and Matt Jensen who tangled. With the 24th lap finished, the race would go green-white-checkered again and finish on the 26th lap for the second straight week. Heath was again up to the task, turning Rilat away one more time before crossing under the checkered flag first. Rilat would settle for second with Malsam holding off a very racey Jayme Barnes for third. Jensen, Barnes and Rilat were the heat race winners.

Jason Solwold parked the Shaylen Raye Motorsports #18 in victory at Skagit Speedway for the first time on the year in the 410 division. Solwold was never seriously challenged over the course of the race, enjoying a full straightaway advantage for most of the contest. Tayler Malsam timed in the Rudeen Racing #26 the fastest and took second in the main with Kelsey Carpenter bringing home third. Carpenter won the heat race.

After twenty two years of racing, Geoff Needham finally climbed to the top of the mountain and won his first feature race in an open wheel car by leading every lap of the Sportsman Sprint feature. Needham endured multiple cautions and red flags, but never saw the front nose of a challenging car as he led all 25 laps. An emotional Needham, flanked by his family, thanked Steve Kilcup for fielding a car for him and helping him achieve his dream in Victory Lane. Lance Sargent came home second and Devin Barnes rallied up to third. Sargent was the quick qualifier on the night. Paul Burdick, Barnes and Ashley Lewellen won the heats with Bill Rude taking the B Main win.

Brandon Berg brought home the big cup, winning the Outlaw Tuner main event at the John Carroll Classic. The lead changed hands six times amongst four drivers in the main, with Berg able to keep his car clean in a physical battle up front en route to the victory. Matt Powers and Freddie Vela literally battled it out for second with Vela taking the spot and Powers relegated to third. Post race the two exchanged heated words in victory lane in a battle that will only get more intense as the season progresses. Berg and Gunderson were the heat race winners.

360 Sprints Fast Time – Colton Heath 11.902 Heat 1 – Matt Jensen, Justin Youngquist, Colton Heath, Steve Vague, Steve Reeves, Lawrance Kirkham, Steve James Heat 2 – Jayme Barnes, Tayler Malsam, Eric Fisher, Bud Ashe, Cale Brooke, Cory Samuelson, Michael Bollinger Heat 3 – Travis Rilat, Nate Vaughn, Derek Roberts, Luke Didiuk, Travis Jacobson, Phil Schemenauer Main – Colton Heath, Rilat, Malsam, Barnes, Fisher, Vague, Ashe, Vaughn, Bollinger, James, Schemenauer, Samuelson, Jensen, Jacobson, Brooke, Didiuk, Youngquist, Reeves, Kirkham Lap Leaders – Heath 1-26

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Lance Sargent 12.885 Heat 1 – Paul Burdick, Lance Sargent, Jake Helsel, Steve Parker, Ben Gunderson, Greg Otis, Brett McGhie, Lee Hornbeck Heat 2 – Devin Barnes, James Bundy, Tyler Fox, Joe Lyon, Zach McCabe, Julian Fuentes, Clayton Sibley, Bill Rude Heat 3 – Ashley Lewellen, Glenn Reinstra, Michael Hodel, Geoff Needham, Roger Oudman, Victoria Cantu, Trevor Cook B Main – Bill Rude, McGhie, Otis, Sibley, Cook, Cantu, Fuentes A Main – Geoff Needham, Sargent, Barnes, Otis, Bundy, Rude, Lyon, Hodel, McCabe, Fox, Gunderson, Oudman, Reinstra, Lewellen, Burdick, Parker, Helsel, McGhie Lap Leaders – Needham 1-25

410 Sprints Fast Time – Tayler Malsam 11.674 Heat – Kelsey Carpenter, Jason Solwold, Travis Rilat, Tayler Malsam, Matt Jensen Main – Jason Solwold, Malsam, Carpenter, Rilat, Jensen Lap Leaders – Solwold 1-25

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Jon Gunderson, Travis Meins, Jerry Desrosier, Dalton Taylor Heat 2 – Brandon Berg, Clint Meins, Matt Powers, Dan Butenschoen Main – Brandon Berg, Freddie Vela, Powers, C Meins, T Meins, Butenschoen, Gunderson, Desrosier, Taylor Lap Leaders – Desrosier 1 T Meins 2-4 Desrosier 5-8 Vela 9 Desrosier 10 Vela 11-14 Berg 15-17

 

 

Roger Crockett Wins WST Event At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Ben Deatherage  Southern Oregon Speedway would be the site of the second race of the Western Sprint Tour in 2015. The Saturday May 23rd event would attract fourteen teams from the states of Oregon, Washington, and California. Despite the light car count a very fast race track was prepared and some great racing was witnessed.

On the opening start of the feature Medford's Roger Crockett would take full advantage of the outside front row starting position to obtain the lead in his Rocket Designs/Auto Stitch Embroidery/BC Motorsports/Parker Racing Engines #11 KPC. Crockett would set a blistering pace that even had him below the track record on lap times. By setting such a fast pace it meant lapped traffic would be in the picture.

Roger would get held up a couple of times by the back markers but a few cautions would occur at the right moments to bunch the field back up. After the final restart, due to a caution on lap sixteen, Crockett would receive a little pressure from challengers but not enough to give up his lead. He would stay out in front the rest of the way to win his first career Western Sprint Tour feature.

Stanwood, Washington's Jared Peterson was second, in the Roger Henderson owned Cascade Metal Recycling/All Points Petroleum/Dave Qualow Trucking/Bailey Brothers Performance Center #7N KPC, followed by Trey Starks of Puyallaup, Washington, piloting his Starks Timber Processing/Southstar Equipment Limited/Rutz Racing/MASCO Petroleum #55 J&J, in third. The Berco Redwood/Berry Logging/P.M. Truck Repair/LRB Manufacturing/Justice Brothers Car Car Products #31C A.R.T. Of Justyn Cox, Clarksburg, California, crossed the wire fourth and Salem's Kyle Miller was fifth in the Tim Galloway owned Myer's Logging/Automotive Sheetmetal/Trifer Glass & Tinting/Machined For Speed By Craig Jensen #51 XXX.

Roger Crockett set fast time of the night while Jared Peterson won the trophy dash. Heat races were won by Justyn Cox and Peterson.

The Western Sprint Tour returns to action on Sunday May 24th at Cottage Grove Speedway for the final leg of their Memorial Day Weekend Doubleheader. Admission prices are Adults $15.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $13.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $8.00, and Children 5 & Under FREE. Pit Gates will open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45. Log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com for more information. For the latest WST news and info check out sprints.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary: Western Sprint Tour Race #2 Southern Oregon Speedway White City, Oregon 14 Cars

A Feature: 1. 11-Roger Crockett[2]; 2. 7N-Jared Peterson[1]; 3. 55-Trey Starks[3]; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox[4]; 5. 51-Kyle Miller[5]; 6. 22-Garen Linder[9]; 7. 5N-Seth Nunes[7]; 8. 45-Brent McGrath[10]; 9. 2Z-Todd Zeitler[8]; 10. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid[11]; 11. 96-Greg Hamilton[6]; 12. 23-Rob Lindsey[12]; 13. 21W-Jake Wheeler[14]; DNS 04-Todd Whipple

Hard Charger: Garen Linder +3 Lap Leaders: Roger Crockett (1-30)

Dash: 1. 7N-Jared Peterson; 2. 11-Roger Crockett; 3. 55-Trey Starks; 4. 31C-Justyn Cox; 5. 51-Kyle Miller; 6. 96-Greg Hamilton

Heat 1: 1. 31C-Justyn Cox; 2. 11-Roger Crockett; 3. 21W-Vern Wheeler; 4. 22-Garen Linder; 5. 5N-Seth Nunes; 6. 2Z-Todd Zeitler; 7. 23-Rob Lindsey

Heat 2: 1. 7N-Jared Peterson; 2. 51-Kyle Miller; 3. 55-Trey Starks; 4. 96-Greg Hamilton; 5. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 6. 45-Brent McGrath; DNS 04-Todd Whipple

Qualifying: 1. 11-Roger Crockett; 2. 55-Trey Starks; 3. 5N-Seth Nunes; 4. 96-Greg Hamilton; 5. 2Z-Todd Zeitler; 6. 45-Brent McGrath; 7. 21W-Vern Wheeler; 8. 51-Kyle Miller; 9. 31C-Justyn Cox; 10. 7N-Jared Peterson; 11. 22-Garen Linder; 12. 11K-Michael (Buddy) Kofoid; 13. 23-Rob Lindsey; 14. 04-Todd Whipple

Current Western Sprint Tour Points (Top Ten): 1. 55-Trey Starks 183; 2. 5N-Seth Nunes 166; 3. 96-Greg Hamilton 160; 4. 22-Garen Linder 149; 5. 51-Kyle Miller 142; 6. 45-Brent McGrath 131; 7.23-Rob Lindsey 126; 8. 11-Roger Crockett 99; 9. 7N-Jared Peterson 88; 10. 31C-Justyn Cox 82

 

 

Shuman Best at Randolph County

Moberly, MO(May 23, 2015)-Taking over the lead for good on lap twenty one, Casey Shuman picked up the win at Randolph County Raceway in the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Sprint Series presented by Next LED/WAR East co-sanctioned A-Main Saturday night. Danny Thoman and Shuman battled back and forth on lap one with Thoman nipping Shuman at the line to lead the lap. Thoman would continue to run a higher groove to keep command over the next four laps with Shuman never far behind. Just behind the lead duo, Mike Moore was making up ground to make it a three car battle for the lead. Shuman would nip Thoman at the line to lead lap six and by lap eight, Moore was applying heavy pressure to Thoman for the second spot. Moore would get by Thoman on lap nine and a lap later, he was able to get up to Shuman to battle for the top spot. A lap later, the Des Moines, IA driver would work his way past Shuman to lead his first lap in WAR competition. Moore would continue to lead until lap fifteen when Shuman was able to sneak past Moore. Moore would battle back on lap sixteen to retake the top spot and he would lead Shuman over the next four laps. On lap twenty one, Shuman would move back by Moore and would steadily increase his lead over the next handful of laps. With the white flag having already been waved and Shuman in turn three, the yellow would come out for a John Helm spin in turn one. This would give the field one more shot at Shuman, but he was up to the challenge. Behind him, Moore and Thoman were feeling the heat from Chris Parkinson just before the yellow came out. On the restart, Shuman was gone, but action was intense behind him as Parkinson got a great run to overtake Thoman for third. Parkinson was also able to get by Moore and as the duo went into turn three on the final lap, Moore made one last effort to get the second spot back as he got together with Parkinson spinning out the defending WAR champion. With the rest of the field having nowhere to go, some drivers were able to take evasive action while others weren't so lucky as Riley Kreisel, Robert Black, Rik Forbes, and Scott Comstock all being involved. With Shuman having taken the checkered flag, the race was complete as the driver of the Hockett Racing/Korte Transportation #75 picked up his second win of the year to widen his points lead. Moore was second in the Moore Racing Maxim with Thoman third in the Cars Plus Credit/Noggin Brothers Car Wash #27. Mitch Wissmiller was a solid fourth in his Air Plus Contracting Solutions/Winterland Farms Maxim with Hixson power. Rounding out the top five was Tommy Rockwell in his Turnbull Performance Group/J&J Powdercoating Maxim with Rockwell power. The Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps Sprint Series presented by Next LED will be in action next Saturday May 30 at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, MO.

WAR Results Randolph County Raceway 5/23/15 18 cars 1st Heat- 10 laps 1. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (6); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson, Gladstone, MO (4); 3. 69-Mike Moore, Des Moines, IA (2); 4. 12-John Helm, Kearney, MO (1); 5. 95-Rik Forbes, Omaha, NE (3); 6. 41-Scott Comstock, Tipton, MO (7); 7. 00-Taylor Walton, Warrensburg, MO (5); 8. 13-Clyde Knipp, California, MO; 9. 10-Aric Gentry, Robards, KY (DNS) 2nd Heat- 10 laps 1. 27-Danny Thoman, Higginsville, MO (2); 2. 75-Casey Shuman, Rattlesnake Bend, AZ (7); 3. 90-Riley Kreisel, Warsaw, MO (1); 4. 95X-Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL (3); 5. 7JR-Robert Black, Blue Springs, MO (6); 6. 55-Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, MO (4); 7. 8-Jeff Wingate, Centertown, MO (5); 8. 09-Josh Stephens, Buckner, MO (9); 9. 8X-Mitchell Moore, Edgerton, KS (8)

A-Main 25 laps 1. 75-Casey Shuman (1); 2. 69-Mike Moore (4); 3. 27-Danny Thoman (2); 4.1-Mitch Wissmiller (5); 5. 95X-Tommy Rockwell (7); 6. 09-Josh Stephens (13); 7. 8X-Mitchell Moore (17); 8. 8-Jeff Wingate (15); 9. 12-John Helm (9); 10. 65-Chris Parkinson (6)-DNF; 11. 90-Riley Kreisel (3)-DNF; 12. 7JR-Robert Black (8)-DNF; 13. 95-Rik Forbes (11)-DNF; 14. 41-Scott Comstock (10)-DNF; 15. 13-Clyde Knipp (16)-DNF; 16. 00-Taylor Walton (14)-DNF; 17. 55-Kenny Potter (12)-DNF; 18. 10-Aric Gentry (DNS)

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park May 23, 2015 RACE RESULTS Memorial Classic

Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprints (31 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 23S-Kyle Simon[6] 2. 51G-Todd Gnat[8] 3. 2M-Logan Hupp[1] 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[3] 5. 74-Drew Rader[7] 6. 96-Riley VanHise[5] 7. 12B-Don Ryder[2] 8. 927-Dave Disinger[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[2] 2. 9N-Luke Hall[6] 3. 5J-Joss Moffatt[3] 4. 24-Landon Simon[8] 5. 17-Kevin Myers[4] 6. 21-Travis Hery[7] 7. 63-Jim Dues[5] 8. 42E-Seth Jackson[1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 83-Adam Cruea[2] 2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[3] 3. 5A-Toby Alfrey[5] 4. 19-Jimmy Snead[1] 5. 18SR-Bob Distel[4] 6. 67-Cory Durand[6] 7. 18-Sheldon Shobe[7] 8. 37-Noah Dunlap[8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 32-Garrett Abrams[2] 2. 31-Tom Rhodes[3] 3. 24L-Lee Underwood[7] 4. 28-Adam Brenton[4] 5. 5-Andy Conley[5] 6. 87-Paul Dues[1] 7. 14-Daryl Daugherty[6]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 21-Travis Hery[6] 2. 5-Andy Conley[4] 3. 74-Drew Rader[1] 4. 63-Jim Dues[10] 5. 17-Kevin Myers[2] 6. 87-Paul Dues[8] 7. 18SR-Bob Distel[3] 8. 18-Sheldon Shobe[11] 9. 14-Daryl Daugherty[12] 10. 96-Riley VanHise[5] 11. 42E-Seth Jackson[14] 12. 37-Noah Dunlap[15] 13. 67-Cory Durand[7]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[6] 2. 5J-Joss Moffatt[10] 3. 23S-Kyle Simon[2] 4. 2M-Logan Hupp[9] 5. 31-Tom Rhodes[8] 6. 24-Landon Simon[14] 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[13] 8. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[7] 9. 32-Garrett Abrams[4] 10. 24L-Lee Underwood[12] 11. 28-Adam Brenton[16] 12. 63-Jim Dues[20] 13. 21-Travis Hery[17] 14. 74-Drew Rader[19] 15. 5-Andy Conley[18] 16. 5A-Toby Alfrey[11] 17. 83-Adam Cruea[3] 18. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[1] 19. 51G-Todd Gnat[5] 20. 19-Jimmy Snead[15] Hard Charger: 5J-Joss Moffatt[+8]

NRA/SOD 360 (28 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4] 2. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] 3. 83-Kyle Sauder[9] 4. 23-Devin Dobie[5] 5. 11-Tim Allison[7] 6. 11N-Ed Neumiester[1] 7. 35R-Ron Blair[8] 8. 12R-Nick Roberts[3] 9. 24-Eric Smith[10] 10. 12J-Tyler Moore[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2M-Dustin Daggett[1] 2. 33M2-Tanner Thorson[6] 3. 17-Jared Horstman[5] 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[4] 6. 49T-Gregg Dalman[8] 7. 57-Mike Dunlap[3] 8. 5W-Jeff Williams[7] 9. 11R-Chase Ridenear[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 31N-Rod Henning[3] 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] 3. 6S-JR Stewart[4] 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts[7] 5. 49-Shawn Dancer[2] 6. 27-Brad Lamberson[6] 7. 7K-Kyle Pitts[9] 8. 28H-Hud Horton[8] 9. 1A-Mark Aldrich[5]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 49T-Gregg Dalman[2] 2. 35R-Ron Blair[4] 3. 27-Brad Lamberson[3] 4. 7K-Kyle Pitts[6] 5. 11N-Ed Neumiester[1] 6. 57-Mike Dunlap[5] 7. 12R-Nick Roberts[7] 8. 28H-Hud Horton[9] 9. 12J-Tyler Moore[13] 10. 5W-Jeff Williams[8] 11. 1A-Mark Aldrich[12] 12. 24-Eric Smith[10]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[2] 2. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] 3. 6M-Max Stambaugh[6] 4. 2M-Dustin Daggett[1] 5. 83-Kyle Sauder[7] 6. 17-Jared Horstman[8] 7. 33M2-Tanner Thorson[5] 8. 6S-JR Stewart[9] 9. 10X-Dustin Stroup[14] 10. 23-Devin Dobie[10] 11. 31N-Rod Henning[3] 12. 22R-Kevin Roberts[12] 13. 8J-Jess Stiger[11] 14. 35R-Ron Blair[17] 15. 7K-Kyle Pitts[19] 16. 11-Tim Allison[13] 17. 49T-Gregg Dalman[16] 18. 49-Shawn Dancer[15] 19. 27-Brad Lamberson[18] 20. 11N-Ed Neumiester[20] Hard Charger: 10X-Dustin Stroup[+5]

 

 

Matus B.O.S.S. at Mercer; McGinley Scores Emotional Win

Bova, Bish, and Fulton also Victorious

Mercer, PA (May 23, 2015): Brandon Matus, the third generation racer from Wampum, PA, was the Mo Vaughn Transport B.O.S.S. winner at Mercer Raceway Park. He led another Mercer regular, Gale Ruth, Jr. to the finish. Taking third for the invaders was Mike Miller.

Other winners included J.R. McGinley in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. McGinley dedicated the win to the memory of his late mother, Pam, who recently succumbed to brain cancer. In the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Cody Bova scored his second win of the season, holding off points leader George Hobaugh, Jr., in the process. Curtis J. Bish romped to the win in the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, as did Tyler Fulton in the Mini Stocks presented by Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles.

Brandon Matus was unsure whether he was even going to come to the track tonight. He struggled in a winged 410 Sprint show at another area speedway the night before, and "I ran this race last year, and I really $uck*d." But, he got tips from several friends from other areas of the country where the Sprint regularly race without wings. "Some friends from Indiana gotta get the credit, becasue they set the car up for me." Hopefully, Matus saved the notes for next year's running of this race.

Andy Feil rode the cushion in turns one and two to take the early lead in the B.O.S.S. feature event. He was followed by Brandon Spithaler and Shawn Westerfield. Feil withstood Spithaler's challenges for the first three laps. However, on lap four, Feil spun in turn four. In the scramble that immediately followed, he collected Westerfield. Aaron Middaugh was also involved in the caution. He and Westerfield were able to continue, but Feil was done for the night.

That put local favorite Brandon Spithaler on the point for the restart, with teenager Cooper Clouse in second, Brandon Matus in third, and Gale Ruth, Jr. and Jack Sodeman, Jr. rounding out the top five. Soon after racing resumed, Matus rode the rim in turns one and two to take second from Clouse. Nonetheless, Spithaler still had a commanding lead.

A pair of cautions slowed the pace, the second one coming when Jack Sodeman spun after being struck from behind by Kirk Jeffires. Sodeman managed to keep his car moving, but several others spun. When the dust finally settled, Arnie Kent was sitting in the corner. His car was hit by Dustin Smith. While the cars were circulating under the yellow, Spithaler parked his car in turn two, the victim of an apparent blown radiator hose.

Matus thus inherited the lead, with Clouse, Ruth, Sodeman, and Miller right behind. Two laps after the green was displayed, Ruth moved into second, and he started to close the gap on Matus. Matus was up to the test, tough. Indeed, he maintained his advantage, despite two more brief interruptions before the checkers flew.

As the laps wound down, it seemed as though there would be a Mercer sweep of the top three positions. But, Sodeman got hung up on the cushion in turns one and two on lap 23, and then he made contact with another car. Sodeman lost valuable ground, but was able to keep moving to the finish.

Behind the hometown drivers, Matus and Ruth, was Miller, Clouse, and Kent Walters. Arnie Kent recovered from two mishaps to earn teh sixth position. Chad Wilson led Sodeman to the stripe. Middaugh was ninth, and Bob McMillen tenth.

The heat winners for the B.O.S.S. Sprints were Gale Ruth, Jr., Shawn Westerfield, Brandon Spithaler, and Andy Feil. The B Main belonged to Chad Wilson.

J.R. McGinley registered an emotional win in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds. McGinley jumped out to a big lead as the racers completed the first 17 laps without interruption. However, two more cautions slowed his trek to victory lane. "I got worried," he said about the rash of late-race cautions.

Little did he know that we would have to fend off a stiff challenge from Lonny Roggs to score the win. "I fired right here (pointing to turn four) and I could hear him right beside me and I wasn't going to give it up." But, on that final restart, Lonny Riggs mustered up the horsepower to move into the lead as he battled side by side with McGinley. McGinley fought back coming off the second corner and there was slight contact between the two as they raced toward turn three. "I thought that I was going to get pushed out of first again," McGinley explained. He was referring to a similar skirmish that he had with Jimmy Holden the last time out, when Holden went on to victory. Both drivers kept control of their mounts, but Riggs pushed high entering the corner, and McGinley hugged the bottom to take command. "We rode each other fairly hard, and he pushed hard into three and four and that gave me the bottom to get it."

McGinley thus powered off turn four to the popular triumph. Tommy Kristyak followed him into the second spot. Riggs recovered to take third. Kyle Fink was fourth and Richard Whitney crossed in fifth, after racing second for the first 17 rounds.

Jimmy Holden, Clyde Gumpp, Brian Schaffer, Max Smoker, and Frank Guidace completed the top ten.

Jimmy Holden and Tommy Kristyak prevailed in their respective heats. There was no B Main.

In the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, C.J. Jones raced out front until Cody Bova swept by him just before the halfway mark. Evan Konbau was turning in an impressive performance until he slipped off the edge of the backstretch with 14 laps completed. A number of other racers checked up, and that caused a four-car tangle in the second corner.

Bova led the rest of the way to earn the win. Hobaugh came back from an early race incident to take the second spot. Jones held on for third. Darren Pifer passed Rob Felix late in the contest for fourth. Kotie Kirkbride was sixth, Mark Rossey, Devin Litwiler, Chris Matthews, and Tim Callahan completed the top ten.

Preliminaries went to George Hobaugh and Darren Pifer. There was no B Main.

In the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, Curtis J. Bish drove to a convincing win. Along the way, he had to avoid contact with a lapped car, but, other than that, there was no stopping his ride to victory. Ryan Moyer fought off Gary Miller, Jr. for second. Tim Burns and Dillon Kinneston were fourth and fifth.

Andy Thompson, Pat Fielding, Curt Bish, Dennis Clark, and Joe Stajnrajh completed the top ten.

Tim Burns and Curtis J. Bish copped their qualifiers. Their was no B Main.

Tyler Fulton was just as dominant in the nightcap for the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks. Steve Longwell, Sr. came through the field for second. Shane Shook, Patrick Hanlon, and Todd Kougher were the remaining finishers. The balance of the field was scored in this order based on laps completed: Roger Wigton, Josh Ehrenberg, Caleb Hickok, and Jordan Ehrenberg. Steve Longwell, Jr. was unable to start the event.

Jordan Ehrenberg scored in the only heat for the Mini Stocks. There was no B Main.

Next week, Mercer Raceway Park will present a tripleheader of Sprint Cars. Joining the regular 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels 410 Sprints and the Bonnell's Rod Shops Outlaw Sprint Warriors will be the Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprint Cars. Also on the card will be the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds and the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites.

B.O.S.S. Sprint Cars: Brandon Matus, Gale Ruth, Jr., Mike Miller, Cooper Clouse, Kent Walters, Arnie Kent, Chad Wilson, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Aaron Middaugh, Bob McMillen, Jake Gomola, Brent Matus, Kirk Jeffries, Michael Fischesser, Cody Gardner, Shawn Westerfield, Justin Owen, Chuck WIlson, Brandon Spithaler, Dustin Smith, Andy Feil, Davey Jones.

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: J.R. McGinley, Tommy Kristyak, Lonny Riggs, Kyle Fink, Richard Whitney, Jimmy Holden, Clyde Gumpp, Brian Schaffer, Max Smoker, Frank Guidace, Makayla Guidace, Sid Unversagt, Jr., Jeff Schaffer, Tommy Holden, Rob Curtis, Shayne Izzo (DNS

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: Cody Bova, George Hobaugh, Jr., C.J. Jones, Darren Pifer, Rob Felix, Kotie Kirkbride, Mark Rossey, Devin Litwiler, Chris Matthews, Tim Callahan, Evan Kornbau, Mike Marano, II, Greg Dobrosky, Alex Paden, Darin Gallagher, George Englert (DNS), Ken Rossey (DNS).

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Curtis J. Bish, Ryan Moyer, Gary Miller, Jr., Tim Burns, Dillon Kinneston, Andy Thompson, Pat Fielding, Curt Bish, Dennis Clark, Joe Stajnrajh, Mark Sanders, Terry Wheeler, Garrett Calvert, Michael Tonkinson (DNS), Jacob Billyk (DNS), David Baker (DNS).

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Tyler Fulton, Steve Longwell, Sr., Shane Shook, Patrick Hanlon, Todd Kougher, Roger Wigton, Josh Ehrenberg, Caleb Hickok, Jordan Ehrenberg, Steve Longwell, Jr. (DNS).

 

 

McFadden gets 2nd All Star win to open Fremont Speedway double-header Clark nabs 3rd 305 sprint victory; Sautter earns 3rd late model victory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, May 23, 2015 Contact: Brian Liskai Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – A year ago, James McFadden blew into Fremont Speedway and earned his first University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory. The Brisbane, Australia resident returned to Fremont Saturday and led all 30 laps to capture his second career series win on Abdoo Brothers Demolition Night.

In fact, in the past 48 hours McFadden has two podium finishes with the All Stars, having captured a third place run Friday at Plymouth Speedway.

McFadden will try to make it a sweep as the UNOH All Stars are back at Fremont Speedway Sunday for a 50-lap $10,000-to-win affair which will be the series 118th appearance at “The Track That Action Built.”

“The cautions fell right for me. The car was awesome on the bottom. The track took a little rubber there at the end and thankfully I found it. There’s just something about this track that suits my driving style,” said McFadden beside his Gaerte Engines, XYZ Machining, Red Line Oil, All Star Performance backed #3G.

“The guys gave me a great car. It’s great to be back in the States and we’re picking up right where we left off last year,” added McFadden.

Local driver Cap Henry, who spent four years chasing the UNOH All Star title, continued his hot streak of late. After winning features at Attica and Fremont last weekend, the Bellevue, Ohio driver would take home the runner-up honors.

“I knew James would be hard to beat. On that last restart he had found the rubber and I just didn’t have anything for him. This is a great run for the Genzman Racing Team and we are going to get one of these All Star wins,” said Henry beside his Level Performance, Ludwig Propane, Kear’s Speed Shop, Handy Grafix backed #53.

Two time All Star champion Greg Wilson would drive from 11th to a third place finish.

“I love racing in front of these awesome fans. We crashed some cars earlier and we came back home and regrouped and Paul Kistler gives us an awesome motor and here we are. The track was racy and you can’t ask for much better than that. We qualified better and I’m excited about tomorrow night,” said Wilson beside his Hercules Tire, DNC Hydraulics, All Star Plumbing Heating and Cooling, Ohio Logistics, Gear Alloy Wheels backed #W20.

Fremont’s Bobby Clark would take the lead on lap four of the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature and held off a hard charging Steve Rando to score his third victory of the season. It was Clark’s 32nd career feature at Fremont and moves him into a tie for 12 on the track’s all-time win list with hall-of-famer Wally Heminger.

“I was getting slower and slower. I was just trying to hug the bottom. Dave (Foos) and them really know how to hook a car up, especially when it gets slick like this. We’re pretty good this year,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence, Nagy Construction, B&L Plumbing, Kear’s Speed Shop, Miller Rigging, Shellukes Bar, Big D’s Pizza, Kistler Engines backed machine.

“To tie Wally…that’s something else. I grew up watching Wally race. This car here is brand new. This is the car Mark’s (Keegan) going to run in the hall of fame race. Last year he won in my car before I did so now I have one up on him,” added Clark in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

In the McCullough Industries 602 Late Models, Dustin Sautter took the lead from Chester Fitch with just three laps to go and went on to score his third win of the season and second in a row.

“My car was a piece of crap at the beginning. I thought ‘I’m screwed now…I’m going to get last out here.’ After that caution I went in really hard into one and I’m like ‘holy crap I’ve got something here.’ That caution helped my out a bunch,” said Sautter beside his Rusty Schlenk Racing, Sautter Farms, Shipley Auto and Towing backed machine.

Cody Darrah and McFadden would bring the field to green for the 30-lap All Star feature and the pair battled for the lead the opening laps. Travis Philo, Brian lay, Chris Andrews, Nate Dussel and Chad Kemenah would stay close.

Just as the leaders were set to get into heavy lapped traffic Andrew Palker would bring out the caution on lap nine. The restart order was McFadden, Darrah, a closing Chris Andrews, Lay and Henry. Andrews would drive under Darrah for second on lap 10 with Henry moving into fourth.

Andrews would challenge McFadden for the lead on lap 13 with Henry taking third a circuit later. Heavy lapped traffic was on tap by lap 17 with McFadden leading Andrews, Henry, Darrah, Wilson, Lay, Kemenah and 21st starting Dale Blaney.

With seven laps to go Henry drove under Andrews for the runner-up spot, with Darrah also getting by Andrews for third. The second and final caution of the race came with six laps to go when Caleb Helms, Parker Price-Miller and Rob Chaney got together in turn one.

When the green flew so did McFadden as he pulled away the final six laps for the win. Henry, Wilson, Darrah and Blaney would round out the top five.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature, Jamie Miller and Dan McCarron would bring the field to green with Miller gaining the upper hand over McCarron, Clark, Rando, T.J. Michael and Kyle Peters. Clark wasted little time moving to the front, taking second on lap two and immediately pressured Miller for the lead when the caution flew for a Ricky Peterson spin. When the green reappeared, Clark would pounce to take the lead with Miller, McCarron, Rando, Michael, Kyle Capodice and Jordan Ryan in pursuit.

Clark would begin to put some daylight between himself and Miller as they prepared to hit lapped traffic with 10 laps scored. However, McCarron would spin, ending his great run. On the restart Clark would pull away from Miller who would surrender second to Rando a lap later as Ryan raced into third. The car on the move was Alvin Roepke who had moved from 13th to fifth.

As Clark tried to hold off a charging Rando, Roepke continued his march to the front and took third on lap 17 as the leaders raced into lapped traffic. Rando would drive to Clark’s outside several times with Roepke, Ryan, Capodice and Miller in pursuit. John Ivy was also on the move, driving from his 17th starting spot to 7th with five laps to go.

Clark picked his way through the traffic and drove to the win over Rando, Roepke, Ryan and Capodice.

In the 15-lap late model feature, Chester Fitch would grab the lead from his pole starting spot with Steve and Tim Sabo battling for second. Fitch pulled away from the field as Tim Sabo took second on lap five. Tim Sabo began closing on Fitch but would spin with five laps to go.

On the restart Fitch pulled away from Steve Sabo, Sautter, Dale Cole, Dustin Keegan and Jeff Hites. Sautter would take second a lap later and closed quickly on Fitch. Sautter drove around Fitch for the lead on lap 13.

Sautter would pull away the final three laps for his second straight win with Fitch, Steve Sabo, Cole and Tim Sabo rounding out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Sunday, May 24th as Budweiser Night includes the 50-lap, $10,000-to-win UNOH All Star feature with the 305 sprints and dirt trucks also in action. For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 5/23/2015 Abdoo Brothers Demolition Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (46 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance 1. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.894; 2. 89-Cody Darrah, 13.287; 3. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.302; 4. 19-Chris Andrews, 13.304; 5. 53-Cap Henry, 13.313; 6. 1-Dale Blaney, 13.374; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.399; 8. 6H-Kenny Jacobs, 13.733; 9. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.881; 10. 33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.963; 11. 94-Ryan Smith, 14.050; 12. 3G-James McFadden, 14.080; 13. 45-Tim Shaffer, 14.232; 14. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 14.274; 15. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 14.342; 16. 2L-Logan Forler, 14.350; 17. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.400; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.453; 19. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 14.535; 20. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.550; 21. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.557; 22. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 14.560; 23. 40-Caleb Helms, 14.569; 24. 45L-Brian Lay, 14.578; 25. 60-Jody Keegan, 14.630; 26. 1st-Gary Taylor, 14.644; 27. 5K-Adam Kekich, 14.646; 28. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.647; 29. 49-Cole Duncan, 14.676; 30. 91-Cale Thomas, 14.687; 31. 4-Danny Smith, 14.690; 32. 77-Dain Naida, 14.743; 33. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.756; 34. 3T-Tony Beaber, 14.801; 35. 83M-Broc Martin, 14.842; 36. 9-John Ivy, 14.844; 37. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.933; 38. 21-DJ Foos, 14.935; 39. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.965; 40. 5-Byron Reed, 15.031; 41. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 15.067; 42. 9x-Rob Chaney, 15.157; 43. 19P-Paige Polyak, 15.427; 44. 11-Steve Kinser, 99.009; 45. 97-Dean Jacobs, DNQ; 46. 4k-Kody Kinser, DNQ

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 19-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[3] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 6. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[8] ; 9. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 10. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[10]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 3G-James McFadden[1] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[2] ; 3. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[4] ; 4. 11-Steve Kinser[8] ; 5. 33K-Kyle Patrick[3] ; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich[6] ; 7. 3T-Tony Beaber[7] ; 8. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[2] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[6] ; 6. 83M-Broc Martin[7] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 8. 60-Jody Keegan[5]

Heat 4 - The Computer Man (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 9x-Rob Chaney[8] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[6] ; 6. 77-Dain Naida[1] ; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak[9] ; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[5]

Heat 5 - Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 40DD-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 3. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 4. 2L-Logan Forler[4] ; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor[5] ; 6. 49-Cole Duncan[6] ; 7. 9-John Ivy[8] ; 8. 21-DJ Foos[9] ; 9. 91-Cale Thomas[7]

Dash - Borer Glass & Mirror (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 12 starting positions of A-feature 1. 89-Cody Darrah[2] ; 2. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 3. 19-Chris Andrews[3] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[9] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[8] ; 7. 53-Cap Henry[11] ; 8. 40DD-Nate Dussel[5] ; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 10. 94-Ryan Smith[10] ; 11. W20-Greg Wilson[12] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[7]

C-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature) 1. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[1] ; 2. 9-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 3T-Tony Beaber[2] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 5. 21-DJ Foos[6] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver[9] ; 8. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 9. 19P-Paige Polyak[10] ; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[7]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[1] ; 3. 2+-Brian Smith[4] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 6. 1st-Gary Taylor[9] ; 7. 4-Danny Smith[13] ; 8. 33K-Kyle Patrick[5] ; 9. 91-Cale Thomas[12] ; 10. 77-Dain Naida[14] ; 11. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 12. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[15] ; 13. 9-John Ivy[16] ; 14. 5K-Adam Kekich[10] ; 15. 49-Cole Duncan[11] ; 16. 60-Jody Keegan[8]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 3G-James McFadden[2]; 2. 53-Cap Henry[7]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[11]; 4. 89-Cody Darrah[1]; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[21]; 6. 19-Chris Andrews[3]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5]; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[6]; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer[14]; 10. 11-Steve Kinser[17]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu[18]; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[4]; 13. 94-Ryan Smith[10]; 14. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[9]; 15. 16-Stuart Brubaker[24]; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[15]; 17. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[13]; 18. 59-Danny Holtgraver[25]; 19. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[26]; 20. 2L-Logan Forler[20]; 21. 40DD-Nate Dussel[8]; 22. 40-Caleb Helms[12]; 23. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[16]; 24. 9x-Rob Chaney[19]; 25. 99-Brady Bacon[22]; 26. 2+-Brian Smith[23]; 27. 57X-Andrew Palker[27] Hard Charger: 1-Dale Blaney[+16]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (29 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[3] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[8] ; 5. 15-Gary Benjamin[2] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[4] ; 8. 87-Brian Gibbs[5]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 2. 18-TJ Michael[2] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 4. 44-Kyle Farmer[6] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[7] ; 7. 94K-Kurt Huber[4]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 39-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[5] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 5. 37-Austin Ream[2] ; 6. 7-Thomas Schinderle[6] ; 7. 1-Mike Dussel[7]

Heat 4 - The Computer Man (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 5. 32H-Dan Hennig[3] ; 6. 77X-Alex Hill[1] ; 7. 18N-Frank Neill[7]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 2. 15-Gary Benjamin[1] ; 3. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[2] ; 4. 7-Thomas Schinderle[7] ; 5. 37-Austin Ream[3] ; 6. 77X-Alex Hill[8] ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki[9] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 9. 1-Mike Dussel[11] ; 10. 87-Brian Gibbs[13] ; 11. 18N-Frank Neill[12] ; 12. 94K-Kurt Huber[10] ; 13. 32H-Dan Hennig[4]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 8-Bobby Clark[3]; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[6]; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[13]; 4. 5R-Jordan Ryan[8]; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[7]; 6. 77I-John Ivy[17]; 7. 39-Jamie Miller[1]; 8. 18-TJ Michael[5]; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[15]; 10. 1W-Paul Weaver[12]; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[9]; 12. 3J-Trey Jacobs[16]; 13. 7-Thomas Schinderle[20]; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[2]; 15. 25-Jason Keckler[11]; 16. 97-Kyle Peters[4]; 17. 44-Kyle Farmer[14]; 18. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[19]; 19. 15-Gary Benjamin[18]; 20. 2-Ricky Peterson[10] Hard Charger: 77I-John Ivy[+11]

McCullough Industries 602 Late Models (7 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (6 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 101-Chester Fitch[1] ; 2. 23-Dustin Sautter[2] ; 3. 98-Tim Sabo[3] ; 4. 116-Steve Sabo[6] ; 5. 17X-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 6. 3-Dale Cole[5]

A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 23-Dustin Sautter[3]; 2. 101-Chester Fitch[1]; 3. 116-Steve Sabo[2]; 4. 3-Dale Cole[6]; 5. 98-Tim Sabo[4]; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[5] Hard Charger: 23-Dustin Sautter[+2]

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

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: BROWN, TURKEY, BAILEY, HILS, & LONGBOAT TAKE WINS ON STYRES GAS BAR NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge (May 22, 2015) – 131 drivers signed in to race on Styres Gas Bar Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, May 22. Mitch Brown, Aaron Turkey, Dave Bailey, Gillian Hils, and Paul Longboat visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA STYRES GAS BAR NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 131

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (23 entries)

Front row starter Dain Naida led the first three laps of the 360 Sprint Car feature, but Mitch Brown quickly moved up to take the lead away, while Glenn Styres moved up to second on lap 5. Brown and Styres dueled for the lead while running their customary grooves - Brown hugging the inside wall in the corners, Styres on the high side. The two raced through traffic until Styres' engine went sour on lap 18. Brown went on to record his 6th career 360 Sprint Car feature win at Ohsweken, followed by Naida, 9th starter Todd Hoddick, 8th starter Jim Huppunen, and 10th starter Keith Dempster.

Heat races for the 23 car field were claimed by Naida, Styres, and Huppunen, while Chris Jones won the B-Feature, and Glenn Styres won the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance "Top Gun" Award for amassing the most passing points during heat race action. Brown holds a 9 point lead over Dempster in the championship standings after two events.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (4) 2. 77 Dain Naida (2) 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (9) 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (8) 5. 5 Keith Dempster (10) 6. 19 Cory Turner (12) 7. 00 Dane Lorenc (3) 8. 71s Shawn Sliter (18) 9. 5c Conor Mahoney (6) 10. 38 Tyler Hendricks (13) 11. 11 Jamie Turner (7) 12. 2 Lee Winger (1) 13. 11j Chris Jones (16) 14. 69 Kris Root (14) 15. 6 Curtis Gartly (17) 16. 10k Rob Dietrick (15) 17. 81 Derek Jonathan (19) 18. 11z Zach Zumpe (11) 19. 15 Mike Ferrell (20) DNF. 0 Glenn Styres (5) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Naida (1-3), Brown (4-20)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 4. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 5. 11z Zach Zumpe (St. Catharines), 6. 6 Curtis Gartly (Thamesford), 7. 15 Mike Ferrell (London), DNS. 94z Stan Zanchin (Fort Erie). Time - 2:05.116

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 2. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 3. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope), 4. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 5. 69 Kris Root (Delaware), 6. 11j Chris Jones (Carrying Place), 7. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), DNF. 91 Ryan Turner (Caistor Centre). No Time

TRANSPORT SALES & SERVICE HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 2. 00 Dane Lorenc (Lancaster, NY), 3. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Chatham), 5. 10k Rob Dietrick (Farmington, NY), DNF. 7m Justin Martin (Rodney), DNF. 71s Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne). No Time

(Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

B-FEATURE (10 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 11j Chris Jones, 2. 6 Curtis Gartly, 3. 71s Shawn Sliter, 4. 81 Derek Jonathan, 5. 15 Mike Ferrell, 6. 91 Ryan Turner, 7. 94z Stan Zanchin, DNS. 7m Justin Martin. Time - 2:51.521

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): Glenn Styres

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (12 entries)

Defending Crate Sprint Car champ Ryan Hunsinger drew the pole position for the 15 lap feature. Hunsinger led the first 9 laps, but began to fade as the track became slicker, and eventually spun out on the last lap. Aaron Turkey, Dylan Westbrook, and Alex Hill raced closely behind Hunsinger until Turkey separated himself from the rest of the field. Turkey took his first win of the season over Westbrook, Hill, Josh Shantz, and Mark Czuba.

Westbrook and Hunsinger won the heat races for the 12 car field, while Hunsinger also claimed the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance "Top Gun" Award for running the fastest single lap during heat race action. Turkey and Hill are tied for the lead in the championship standings after two events.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey (3) 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (5) 3. 77x Alex Hill (2) 4. 18 Josh Shantz (6) 5. 00 Mark Czuba (4) 6. 1-10 Jake Brown (9) 7. 55 Mike Thorne (8) 8. 4 Mack DeMan (7) 9. 12 Brad Herron (10) 10. 9 Steve Lyons (12) 11. 54 Ed Green (11) 12. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (1) Time - 4:12.482 A-Feature Lap Leaders - Hunsinger (1-9), Turkey (10-15)

 

 

Jackson Speedway Unveils New Look For Folkens Brothers Trucking Sprint Car Nationals

By Dan Voigt Media Relations Jackson Speedway

With new track lighting and a re-configured track surface, the 2015 racing season at Jackson Speedway began Friday night, May 22 with the eighth annual Folkens Bros. Trucking Spring Sprint Car Nationals. To help celebrate the start of a new era at Jackson Speedway, the FVP National Sprint League traveling sprint car series rolled in to town to help christen the track and kick off the season, bringing 35 410 cubic inch winged sprints to the historic half mile. A total of 20 Last Deck 360 Sprints and 27 Bohl’s Small Engine and Marine IMCA Northern Sport Modifieds turning out for the racing action, which included the Danny Williams Memorial featuring the Last Deck 360 sprint cars. The FVP/National Sprint League Feature provided a thrilling finish with Terry McCarl of Altoona, IA making a three-wide pass diving into turn one against Bill Balog and Tim Kaeding before McCarl took the lead and held on for the win. In the Last Deck 360 Sprint Feature, Lee Grosz of Harwood, SD earned the checkered flag honors and in the Bohl’s Small Engine and Marine Sport Mod feature, took the win. Heat race action in the Sport Modifieds saw the wins go to Danny Myrvold, Jared Boumeester and Dan Paplow. In the Last Deck 360 heats, wins went to Bill Boles, Lee Grosz and Dusty Ballenger. The FVP/National Sprint Car League heat wins went to Ian Madsen, Trravis Whitney, Danny Lasoski and Bill Balog. Terry McCarl won the Folkens Brothers Trucking Dash and winning the “B” Feature was Josh Schneiderman, The racing season gets underway with the regular Saturday night show at the Jackson Speedway next Saturday with the Sixth Annual Dominic Bruns Memorial for the IMCA Stock Cars. Also in action next Saturday night will be the Yellowbook Sport Compacts, Loosbrock Digging Service IMCA Hobby Stocks and the Hometown Motors IMCA Stock Cars, along with the Sport Modifieds and the first appearance of the Midswest Sprint Touring Series s360 Sprint cars. Hot Laps will begin at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.

Bohl’s Small Engine & Marine IMCA Sport Mods – Feature – 12 Laps, 27 Cars 81 – Jared Boumeester, Waseca, MN; R6 – Danny Myrvold, Heron Lake, MN; 25 – Dan Paplow, Dundee, MN; 0 – Justin Remus, Sleepy Eye, MN; 3 – Dustin Wiederhoelt, Fairmont, MN; 8L – Lyle Sathoff, Armstrong, IA; 5Z – Kris Zuhlodorf, Danube, MN; 3W – Randy Winter, Winnebago, MN; 2J – Jeff Carter, Mapleton, MN; 35 – Bruce Egeland, Marshall, MN; 5 – Jared Nytroe, Brandon, SD; 111B – Eric Bassett, Mankato, MN; 7N – Nathan Chukuske, Sherburn, MN; 51 - Eric Boler, Brandon, SD; 20 – Justin Schuder, Fairmont, MN; 47F – Aaron Fullerton, Welcome, MN; 79W – Bill Wegner, Armstrong, IA; 5JR – Jami Ritter, Keystone, IA; 7SR – Shawn Ritter, Keystone, IA(DNF); 22 – Cole Ignescewski, New Richland, MN(DNF); 18 – Kyle Steuber, Fairmont, MN(DNF); JD1 – Justin DeBoer, Granada, MN(DNF); 3T – T.J. Tweedt, Jackson, MN(DNF); 7C – Ben Chukuske, Sherburn, MN(DNF); 95 – Chance Larson, Ceylon, MN(DNF); 57 – Sott Espey, Alpha, MN(DNS); 82 Sonny VanLenning, Spirit Lake, IA(DNS). Sport Mod Heat 1 - 8 laps R6 – Myrvold; 0 - Remus; 3 – Wiederhoelt; 57 – Espey; 95 – Larson(DNF); 7N – N. Chukuske(DNR); 3T – Tweedt(DNS). Sport Mod Heat 2 - 8 laps 81 – Boumeester; 3W – Winters; 5Z – Zuhlodorf; 5 – Nytroe; JD1 – DeBoer; 47F – Fullerton; 82 – VanLenning; 3T – Tweedt. Sport Mod Heat 3 - 8 laps 25 – Paplow; 18 – Steuber; 35 – Egeland; 20 – Schuder; 7SR – Ritter; 79W – Wegner; 22 – Ingnescewski.

Last Deck 360 Sprints – Feature – 25 laps – 20 cars 4J – Lee Grosz, Harwood, SD; 17 – Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD; 11X – Gregg Bakker, Sioux Falls, SD; 35 – Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN; 2H – Bill Boles, Harris, IA; 10X – Jenni Erickson, Burnsville, MN; 2 – Derek Lusk, Jackson, MN; 2D – Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, SD; 10 – Dale Furby, Sioux Falls, SD; 4S – Mike Stien, Gaylord, MN; 13 – Jordon Martens, Sioux Falls, SD; 07 – Derek Anderson, Estherville, IA; 33 – James Broty, Webster, MN; 4W – Matt Wasmund, Jackson, MN; 64 – Jake Erickson, Jackson, MN; 75 – Tommy Barber, Brandon, SD(DNF); 32 – Brandon Halverson, Jackson, MN(DNF); 612 – Jeff Scheurs, Garretson, SD(DNF); 75C – Casey Heser, Jackson, MN(DNS); 10T – Trevor Serbus, Olivia, MN(DNS). 360 Sprints – Heat 1 – 8 laps 2H – Boles; 64 – Erickson; 10 – Furby;75 – Barber; 4S – Stien(DNF); 612- Scheurs(DNF); 75C – Heser(DNF). 360 Sprints – Heat 2 – 8 laps 4J – Grosz; 11X; Bakker; 35 – Prochaska; 17 – Bickett; 32 – Halverson; 10X – Erikson; 33 – Broty. 360 Sprints – Heat 3 – 8 laps 22D – Ballenger; 13 – Martens; 4W – Wasmund; 2 – Lusk; 07 – Anderson; 10T – Serbus(DNF)

FVP/National Sprint League 410 Sprints Feature –25 laps – 35 cars A Main 1. 24-Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA; 2. 3-Tim Kaeding ,San Jose, CA; 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND; 4. 17W-Justin Henderson, Tea, SD; 5. 21-Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, St. Mary’s New South Wales, AU; 7. 55-Brooke Tatnell, San Souchi, New South Wales, AU; 8. 56-Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN; 9. 17A-Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA; 10. 16-Travis Whitney, Blaine, MN; 11. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA; 12. 35-Skylar Prochaska, Lakefield, MN; 13. 81-Austin Johnson, Pleasantville, IA; 14. 17B-Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI; 15. 25-Dylan Peterson, Sioux Falls, SD; 16. 82-Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD; 17. 17BX-Ryan Bickett, Ramona, SD; 18. 14-Jody Rosenboom, Rock Rapids, IA; 19. 87-Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX; 20. 49-Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA; 21. 44-Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA; 22. 2-Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO; 23. 09-Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD; 24. 77X-Wayne Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK. B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 49-Josh Schneiderman[1]; 2. 09-Matt Juhl[2]; 3. 44-Chris Martin[3]; 4. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips[6]; 5. 15-Joe Riedel[9]; 6. 6-Bryan Gossel[5]; 7. 5H-Dakota Hendrickson[7]; 8. 4W-Matt Wasmund[4]; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle[10]; 10. 0-Brandon Stevenson[12]; 11. 12-Lynton Jeffrey[13] Folkens Bros. Trucking Dash (8 Laps): 1. 24-Terry McCarl[2]; 2. 3-Tim Kaeding[4]; 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier[1]; 4. 17W-Justin Henderson[3]; 5. 21-Brian Brown[8]; 6. 2-Danny Lasoski[9]; 7. 55-Brooke Tatnell[6]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel[7]; 9. 16-Travis Whitney[5]; 10. 17B-Bill Balog[10] Fuel Safe Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen[2]; 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell[4]; 3. 24-Terry McCarl[5]; 4. 3-Tim Kaeding[6]; 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska[3]; 6. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips[1]; 7. 4X-Eric Schulz[8] DMI Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 16-Travis Whitney[4]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[5]; 3. 17A-Austin McCarl[2]; 4. 82-Dusty Zomer[1]; 5. 56-Davey Heskin[3]; 6. 49-Josh Schneiderman[6]; 7. 2K-Kevin Ingle[8] Kaeding Performance Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Danny Lasoski[4]; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson[2]; 3. 17W-Justin Henderson[6]; 4. 14-Jody Rosenboom[7]; 5. 17BX-Ryan Bickett[1]; 6. 12-Lynton Jeffrey[9]; 7. 4W-Matt Wasmund[3]; 8. 15-Joe Riedel[8]; 9. 44-Chris Martin[5] Maxim Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 17B-Bill Balog[3]; 2. 21-Brian Brown[6]; 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier[4]; 4. 81-Austin Johnson[1]; 5. 25-Dylan Peterson[8]; 6. 09-Matt Juhl[5]; 7. 5H-Dakota Hendrickson[7]; 8. 6-Bryan Gossel[2]; 9. 0-Brandon Stevenson[9] Minnesota Mafia Qualifying: 1. 21-Brian Brown, 15.713[17]; 2. 17W-Justin Henderson, 15.936[21]; 3. 49-Josh Schneiderman, 15.953[3]; 4. 3-Tim Kaeding, 15.979[10]; 5. 09-Matt Juhl, 15.995[8]; 6. 44-Chris Martin, 16.038[13]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.067[19]; 8. 24-Terry McCarl, 16.073[26]; 9. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 16.082[1]; 10. 16-Travis Whitney, 16.123[35]; 11. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 16.129[16]; 12. 17B-Bill Balog, 16.170[12]; 13. 4W-Matt Wasmund, 16.173[2]; 14. 56-Davey Heskin, 16.175[23]; 15. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 16.212[11]; 16. 6-Bryan Gossel, 16.232[6]; 17. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 16.258[22]; 18. 17A-Austin McCarl, 16.295[28]; 19. 18-Ian Madsen, 16.296[25]; 20. 81-Austin Johnson, 16.346[29]; 21. 17BX-Ryan Bickett, 16.364[4]; 22. 82-Dusty Zomer, 16.441[9]; 23. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 16.457[7]; 24. 5H-Dakota Hendrickson, 16.529[15]; 25. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 16.626[5]; 26. 23S-Stuart (Stu) Snyder, 16.684[18]; 27. 7-Kaley Gharst, 16.752[20]; 28. 25-Dylan Peterson, 16.753[30]; 29. 15-Joe Riedel, 16.800[24]; 30. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 17.036[27]; 31. 4X-Eric Schulz, 17.174[14]; 32. 0-Brandon Stevenson, 17.514[32]; 33. 2-Danny Lasoski, 16.084[33]; 34. 12-Lynton Jeffrey[31]; 35. 23W-Scott Winters[34]

 

 

Henderson Doubles Up at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, May 23, 2015 – Justin Henderson put his name into the record books, becoming the first driver since Brian Brown a year ago to win both the 360 and 410 features in one night at the Knoxville Raceway. The 410 win on Saturday night was worth $3,000 and was also the Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s driver’s second in that class in as many weeks. Devin Kline completed the night’s winners’ list with a 305 victory.

Brian Brown, who started fourth in the 410 feature, shot to the early lead in the 20-lapper. Henderson settled into second, with Danny Lasoski grabbing third from Bill Balog on lap two. Brown separated himself from the field and entered heavy lapped traffic at the halfway point. Though Henderson saw some gains through the middle stages, it looked as if Brown would not be headed.

Unfortunately for Brown, his motor expired on lap 12 and he helplessly pulled into the infield. Henderson assumed the lead, as Lasoski, Tim Kaeding and Kerry Madsen dueled wildly for second, third and fourth.

The only stoppage of the event came on lap 15, when Matt Covington, making his first career 410 start, flipped in turn two. He was uninjured. The restart with five to go, saw Henderson leading Lasoski, Kaeding, Kerry Madsen and Davey Heskin back to green. While the duel for second, third and fourth stayed heated, Henderson would pull away in the BDS Motorsports #1 for his eighth career 410 win. Kerry Madsen went from fourth to second in the last three laps, and was followed to the stripe by Lasoski, Kaaeding and Terry McCarl. Davey Heskin, Dusty Zomer, Brooke Tatnell, Ian Madsen and hard-charger, Mark Dobmeier rounded out the top ten.

Brown set quick time, while Dustin Selvage, Dobmeier, Tatnell and Zomer won heat races. Terry McCarl won the B main.

“The track was really tricky,” said Henderson in Victory Lane. “Historically, I struggle at a track like this, but Bryan (Sundby) puts a really good car underneath me. Danny obviously had a really good car, and Brian had us all beat. My hat’s off to ‘Brownie’ for having a good car and running up front. It was bad luck for him, but we’ll take advantage, the money and the trophy. I’m really proud of this team.”

Henderson led Matt Moro and Nate Van Haaften early in the 15-lap 360 main event. Van Haaften used the low side to shoot by Moro to take over second on lap five. Clint Garner was also on the move, and shot into third on lap seven. Henderson worked through traffic easily, but when Sawyer Phillips got into the turn two wall on lap 14, it put Van Haaften back on his bumper. Henderson was never headed, however, on the way to his fourth career 360 victory here.

Garner made a last corner pass of Van Haaften for second. That pair was followed by Tony Shilling and Jon Agan. Moro, hard-charger Aaron Reutzel, Joe Beaver, Casey Friedrichsen and Russ Hall rounded out the top ten. Reutzel, who was disqualified for the wrong right rear tire in qualifying, stormed from 22nd to seventh. Garner posted quick time of the night, while Calvin Landis, Van Haaften, Jamie Ball and Randy Martin won heat races. Ricky Montgomery took the B main.

“I figured Clint and Van Haaften would be stalking me there and waiting for a mistake,” said Henderson. “I wasn’t sure how much of a lead we had, but the car was excellent. The traffic was a little easier to handle than the 410 class. This was a great racetrack, and I’m sure they’ll continue to be.”

The 305 feature was a race of attrition. Only twelve of the night’s 25 entries finished an event that was shortened to 11 laps. Devin Kline led every lap, despite seven restarts. Mitchell Alexander flipped on lap one, collecting Christopher Scank and Kade Higday, who retired. Rob Weuve and Don Dawson III were involved in a lap four incident. Corey Kautz spun, collecting Weuve on lap eight. Trevor Smith flipped on lap nine. Brad Bowman spun and collected Cody Ambers on that restart. None of the drivers were injured.

While Kline was out front, Stacey Alexander and Mike Mayberry exchanged second place five times with Alexander finally staking claim. Mayberry followed at the checkers, ahead of Ben Woods and Kevin Hetrick. McKenna Haase, Jeff Wilke, Tanner Edwards, Brad Comegys and Bowman rounded out the top ten. Mayberry posted quick time of the night, while Smith, Kline and Bowman won heat races.

“I didn’t think that race was every going to get over,” said Kline after his fourth career 305 win aboard the L&J Automotive #5J. “I just needed to calm down and hit my lines. Slower was faster tonight, and I just needed to make sure I stuck it.”

Join us next Saturday night, May 30, for Pella Corp & JDRF Race to a Cure for Diabetes Night! It will also be National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction weekend! All three divisions of Knoxville Championship Cup Series sprint cars will be back in action on Saturday night. For more information on Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

Results from Knoxville Raceway

410 Results

Time Trials (Qualifying Order), 2 laps: 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (8), 15.272; 2. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (26), 15.275; 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4), 15.353; 4. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (15), 15.471; 5. 29, Kerry Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (22), 15.476; 6. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (11), 15.502; 7. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aust. (29), 15.590; 8. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (9), 15.591; 9. 17B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (16), 15.595; 10. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (14), 15.637; 11. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (21), 15.638; 12. 95, Matt Covington, Glenpool, OK (30), 15.672; 13. 77X, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (31), 15.694; 14. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (13), 15.696; 15. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (1), 15.744; 16. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (3), 15.781; 17. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (10), 15.801; 18. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust. (20), 15.814; 19. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (7), 15.832; 20. 10, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (23), 15.850; 21. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (19), 15.858; 22. 13, Mark Dobmeier, Grand Forks, ND (5), 15.869; 23. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (12), 15.872; 24. 7R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (18), 15.912; 25. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (2), 16.026; 26. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (6), 16.044; 27. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (28), 16.077; 28. 2KS, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (25), 16.078; 29. 6G, Bryan Gossel, Windsor, CO (17), 16.094; 30. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (24), 16.501; 31. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (33), 16.765; 32. 44D, Andy Snider, Des Moines, IA (32), 17.284; 33. 45, Mark Johnson, Des Moines, IA (27), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Dustin Selvage (2); 2. Brian Brown (6); 3. Josh Schneiderman (1); 4. Kerry Madsen (5); 5. Bill Balog (4) / 6. Wayne Johnson (3); 7. Chris Martin (7); 8. Bryan Gossel (8); 9. Mark Johnson (9)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, 2:12.8: 1. Mark Dobmeier (1); 2. Davey Heskin (3); 3. Justin Henderson (6); 4. Tim Kaeding (5); 5. Glen Saville (2) / 6. Lynton Jeffrey (4); 7. Dylan Peterson (7); 8. Tasker Phillips (8)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, 2:15.4: 1. Brooke Tatnell (5); 2. RJ Johnson (1); 3. Ian Madsen (4); 4. Bronson Maeschen (3); 5. Dakota Hendrickson (2) / 6. Terry McCarl (6); 7. AJ Moeller (7); 8. Bob Weuve (8)

Heat four (started), 8 Laps, 2:11.1: 1. Dusty Zomer (3); 2. Danny Lasoski (6); 3. Ryan Bunton (1); 4. Matt Covington (4); 5. Matt Moro (2) / 6. Don Droud Jr. (7); 7. Austin McCarl (5); 8. Andy Snider (8)

B main (started), 12 Laps, NT: 1. Terry McCarl (1); 2. Austin McCarl (2); 3. Wayne Johnson (4); 4. Tasker Phillips (10); 5. Lynton Jeffrey (3) / 6. Don Droud Jr. (8); 7. AJ Moeller (7); 8. Chris Martin (5); 9. Bob Weuve (11); 10. Dylan Peterson (6); 11. Andy Snider (12); 12. Bryan Gossel (9); 13. Mark Johnson (13)

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (1); 2. Kerry Madsen (5); 3. Danny Lasoski (3); 4. Tim Kaeding (6); 5. Terry McCarl (9); 6. Davey Heskin (12); 7. Dusty Zomer (14); 8. Brooke Tatnell (7); 9. Ian Madsen (8); 10. Mark Dobmeier (18); 11. Bronson Maeschen (13); 12. Bill Balog (2); 13. Dustin Selvage (15); 14. Ryan Bunton (20); 15. Wayne Johnson (23); 16. Austin McCarl (10); 17. Dakota Hendrickson (17); 18. Lynton Jeffrey (24, alt.); 19. RJ Johnson (21); 20. Glen Saville (16); 21. Josh Schneiderman (19); 22. Matt Covington (11); 23. Brian Brown (4); 24. Tasker Phillips (22) DNS – Matt Moro. Lap Leaders: Brown 1-11, Henderson 12-20. Hard-charger: Dobmeier.

360 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (9), 16.015; 2. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (2), 16.095; 3. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (33), 16.126; 4. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (10), 16.226; 5. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (24), 16.252; 6. 20, Casey Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (4), 16.287; 7. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (1), 16.299; 8. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (17), 16.339; 9. 17, Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX (25), 16.398; 10. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (13), 16.444; 11. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (32), 16.549; 12. 7H, John Hall, Marion, IA (5), 16.565; 13. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (16), 16.572; 14. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (8), 16.614; 15. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19), 16.628; 16. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (3), 16.694; 17. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (30), 16.746; 18. 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (6), 16.798; 19. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (12), 16.823; 20. 4M, Randy Martin, California, MO (22), 16.833; 21. 50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (11), 16.848; 22. 86, Tyler Thomas, Collinsville, OK (27), 16.913; 23. 21, Bart Friedrichsen, Arthur, IA (21), 16.933; 24. 48, Jake Martens, Fairview, OK (31), 16.962; 25. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.048; 26. 20T, Corey Timmerman, Carmen, IL (26), 17.061; 27. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (18), 17.171; 28. 76, Jay Russell, Elwood, KS (28), 17.188; 29. 9X, Jake Bubak, Arvada, CO (20), 17.310; 30. 12, Tyler Drueke, Eagle, NE (29), 17.561; 31. 2, Tyler Brooks, Knoxville, IA (7), 21.515; 32. 59KB, Mike Philben, Knoxville, IA (15), NT; DQ (Tire) - 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (23).

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.3: 1. Calvin Landis (2); 2. Josh Baughman (4); 3. Jon Agan (5); 4. Keoni Texeira (1); 5. Clint Garner (6) / 6. Ryan Giles (3); 7. Jake Bubak (8); 8. Alan Zoutte (7) DNS – Mike Philben

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 1:56.0: 1. Nate Van Haaften (6); 2. Tyler Thomas (1); 3. Casey Friedrichsen (5); 4. Dakota Hendrickson (2); 5. Russ Hall (3) / 6. Ricky Montgomery (4); 7. Tyler Drueke (8); 8. Corey Timmerman (7)

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 1:59.5: 1. Jamie Ball (4); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Tom Lenz (2); 4. Sawyer Phillips (3); 5. Matt Moro (5) / 6. Cody Ledger (7); 7. Bart Friedrichsen (1); 8. Tyler Brooks (8)

Heat four (started), 7 Laps, 2:00.1: 1. Randy Martin (2); 2. Joe Beaver (6); 3. Jake Martens (1); 4. Tony Shilling (5); 5. Aaron Reutzel (8) / 6. Dustin Clark (3); 7. John Hall (4); 8. Jay Russell (7)

B main (started), 10 Laps, 2:59.4: 1. Ricky Montgomery (1); 2. John Hall (2); 3. Dustin Clark (4); 4. Cody Ledger (8) / 5. Ryan Giles (3); 6. Tyler Drueke (9); 7. Jake Bubak (10); 8. Jay Russell (7); 9. Bart Friedrichsen (5); 10. Alan Zoutte (6) DNS – Corey Timmerman, Tyler Brooks, Mike Philben

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (3); 2. Clint Garner (4); 3. Nate Van Haaften (1); 4. Tony Shilling (8); 5. Jon Agan (6); 6. Matt Moro (2); 7. Aaron Reutzel (22); 8. Joe Beaver (5); 9. Casey Friedrichsen (7); 10. Russ Hall (13); 11. Tyler Thomas (20); 12. Josh Baughman (9); 13. Jamie Ball (11); 14. Calvin Landis (15); 15. Dakota Hendrickson (16); 16. Ricky Montgomery (10); 17. Randy Martin (18); 18. Jake Martens (21); 19. Keoni Texeira (19); 20. Tom Lenz (17); 21. Dustin Clark (23); 22. Cody Ledger (24); 23. John Hall (12); 24. Sawyer Phillips (14). Lap Leader: Henderson 1-15. Hard-charger: Reutzel.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (5), 17.116; 2. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (23), 17.145; 3. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (7), 17.265; 4. 7, Tanner Edwards, Van Meter, IA (16), 17.379; 5. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (18), 17.437; 6. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (2), 17.442; 7. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (19), 17.541; 8. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (25), 17.555; 9. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (9), 17.592; 10. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (14), 17.691; 11. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (1), 17.692; 12. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (12), 17.715; 13. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (17), 17.726; 14. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (11), 17.772; 15. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (13), 17.871; 16. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (21), 17.975; 17. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (20), 17.988; 18. 50K, Kevin Hiemstra, Knoxville, IA (3), 18.132; 19. 71G, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (22), 18.163; 20. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (10), 18.404; 21. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (6), 18.596; 22. 4, Chris Horton, Indianola, IA (15), 18.620; 23. 76D, Don Dawson III, Indianola, IA (24), 18.932; 24. 82, Lee Patterson, Des Moines, IA (4), 19.371; 25. 99, Matthew Stelzer, Omaha, NE (8), NT.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:47.4: 1. Trevor Smith (2); 2. Mitchell Alexander (3); 3. Mike Mayberry (4); 4. Christopher Scank (1); 5. Tanner Edwards (5); 6. Chris Horton (6); 7. Cody Ambers (7); DNS - Chase Wanner, Matthew Stelzer

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:49.2: 1. Devin Kline (6); 2. Kade Higday (2); 3. McKenna Haase (4); 4. Kevin Hetrick (3); 5. Brad Comegys (1); 6. Don Dawson III (7); 7. Rob Weuve (5) DNS – Joe Simbro

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, 1:52.3: 1. Christian Bowman (1); 2. Jeff Wilke (2); 3. Stacey Alexander (4); 4. Ben Woods (6); 5. Corey Kautz (3); 6. Lee Patterson (5) DNS – Kevin Hiemstra, Chris Walraven

A main (started), 11 Laps, NT: 1. Devin Kline (1); 2. Stacey Alexander (2); 3. Mike Mayberry (4); 4. Ben Woods (3); 5. Kevin Hetrick (6); 6. McKenna Haase (7); 7. Jeff Wilke (12); 8. Tanner Edwards (5); 9. Brad Comegys (14); 10. Christian Bowman (9); 11. Cody Ambers (19); 12. Lee Patterson (18); 13. Trevor Smith (10); 14. Chris Horton (16); 15. Rob Weuve (20); 16. Corey Kautz (15); 17. Don Dawson III (17); 18. Chris Walraven (22); 19. Kade Higday (11); 20. Mitchell Alexander (8); 21. Christopher Scank (13) DNS – Matthew Stelzer, Joe Simbro, Kevin Hiemstra, Chase Wanner. Lap Leader: Kline 1-11. Hard-charger: Ambers.

 

 

Russ King runs down and passes Outlaws for third win of 2015 Krummert wins first, Bowser wins second, McPherson wins third

Sarver, PA (May 22, 2015) There was a little bit of everything on display at Lernerville on a beautiful if chilly Friday evening. A few wayward members of the World of Outlaws late models put in an appearance and were bested by one Russ King. A more physical type of affair in the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds saw Garrett Krummert take his first ever Lernerville victory. And a very racy surface greeted the drivers on hand as evidenced by three feature winners who came from 9th or further back at the start of their features to win including Carl Bowser, King and Corey McPherson.

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models

World of Outlaw tour regulars Darrell Lanigan, Chub Frank and Boom Briggs stopped in to pay a visit on Friday night at The Action Track, perhaps to gain a little more seat time in preparation for next month's Firecracker 100 presented by GottaRace.com. However if any of them had the notion of coming out of the night with an easy victory, they were wrong on this particular evening.

Frank drew the pole for the 25 lap main event and bolted out to the early lead with Lanigan close behind him in the early going as well as a pack of local drivers including Michael Norris, Alex Ferree and Brian Swartzlander. Frank started approaching lapped traffic on lap five which allowed Lanigan to close in while behind them, Russ King starting mounting a forward charge.

An early pair of caution flags around the halfway mark would stall the forward momentum for the front runners, and shortly after a lap 11 restart, King and Ferree would find their way around Norris to take over the third and fourth positions. Norris had battled hard for much of the race, and had actually overtaken Lanigan for a brief period before succumbing to King and Ferree.

Meanwhile, Frank and Lanigan were setting a torrid pace with the latter gaining ground on the leader until another caution on lap 19 slowed the action. On the ensuing restart, Ferree and King were engaged in a hard fought battle for third with the laps counting down as Lanigan would attempt to dive underneath Frank on lap 22 in an effort to take the lead, but Frank would hang on for the meantime.

King then let it all hang out in an effort to go for the win, first picking off Lanigan on lap 22 then on lap 23, King threw a breathtaking slide job on Frank in turn two and made it stick, keeping enough momentum to stay ahead of Frank going down the backstretch. King never looked back the rest of the way, and found himself in victory lane for the third time in 2015.

"It was hard to get it going with all the cautions tonight," King remarked. "I knew our stuff was really good tonight, our car is just really awesome and we get so much traction here at Lernerville, to get by and pass Chub was really special, he's taught me a lot through the years."

Top 10:

1. Russ King

2. Chub Frank

3. Darrell Lanigan

4. Alex Ferree

5. MIke Pegher Jr.

6. Jared Miley

7. Kenny Schaltenbrand

8. Boom Briggs

9. John Mollick

10. Michael Norris

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds

The gloves came off somewhere in the middle of the modified feature and when the dust settled, a steadily improving driver put an exclamation point on his first career win at Lernerville.

Jeff Miller and Shawn Fleeger started on the front row of the main event, but it was Rex King Sr who got out to the early lead putting a half a straightaway between himself and Fleeger in the early going. Jim Rasey, making his first Lernerville appearance of the season, brought out the first caution for a spin on lap four. And on the following restart. Both Mat Williamson and Rex King Jr got good jumps and found themselves in the top five.

By lap 11, King Sr was getting reeled in by Krummert and Williamson with lapped traffic starting to become a factor. The top three were within a second of each other and primed for a battle for the win. On lap 14, King Jr got around Krummert to take the third spot as the second running Williamson managed to squeeze through some very tight spaces to keep King Sr in his sights while Krummert made his way back around King Jr on lap 17.

With his car finally in clean air, King Sr tried to put Williamson behind him for good, but the points leader and last week's winner ran King Sr down and looked to make the pass for the win on lap 21. Williamson's attempted pass came with a great deal of contact that sent King Sr into a spin, causing damage to both cars in the process as the caution flag waved for the last time in the main event.

The last four laps saw a wild finish with a series of slide jobs that were slightly more than contact-free to say the least. Krummert found a way to throw such a slide job on Williamson on lap 22 which put him in the lead and helped King Jr find his way around to retake the second spot which Williamson would eventually earn back. Behind them, Dave Murdick and Brian Swartzlander would come from further back in the field to grab the third and fourth spots as the checkered flag waved.

Krummert stood in victory lane for the first time in his career at the action track, and it was a hard earned victory to say the least.

"I figured we had one shot, he (Williamson) left the bottom open and he slid me earlier so I figured I'd get him back," said Krummert. "We bought this car two weeks before the season opened and haven't changed a thing, it's been awesome."

Top 10:

1. Garrett Krummert

2. Mat Williamson

3. Dave Murdick

4. Brian Swartzlander

5. Rex King Jr.

6. Mike Turner

7. Shawn Fleeger

8. Jim Rasey

9. Tom Winkle

10. Steve Feder

Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints

Carl Bowser won for the second time in three weeks, but it would not be an easy victory. Bowser charged forward from his 9th starting spot without much in the way of cautions and restarts in the win, and had to rundown a formidable trio in Brandon Matus, AJ Flick and Ed Lynch Jr.

Lynch and Scott Priester would lead the field to the green flag, but it would take an early restart in the first few circuits before Bowser's assault on the field began. Once the racing resumed, Lynch Jr, Priester and Flick all made for the topside of the speedway and would remain in the top three positions for the first eight laps.

Behind them, Matus and Bowser started picking up the pace, each climbing into the top on lap nine, and they would make up significant ground on the front three when they both got a stroke of good luck on lap 12 when the caution flag waved for Ryan Fredericks.

On the ensuing restart, Bowser powered around Flick to take the second spot. Meanwhile, Jack Sodeman Jr. began a forward progression of his own; climbing from 11th to the top five in the middle portion of the feature.

All the while, Lynch was looking at a good deal of lapped traffic in front of him, and on lap 18, Bowser was able to rocket around him to take the lead which he would never relinquish despite some late pressure from Flick who would make one last ditch effort in the last set of turns in an attempt to steal the victory. The move would come up short though, and Flick found himself in familiar territory at the end of 25 laps with his fourth second place finish of the season.

"Hats off to the track crew," Bowser said in victory lane. "That's a really good track when you get two good grooves like that it made for some great side by side racing. When I got into traffic I knew I was slowing down and there were so many of them and I was so good up top that I didn't want to come down. It's been feast or famine this year, we're either here in victory lane or we're in the pits with 10 laps to go, but I think we've really got this thing figured out now."

Top 10:

1. Carl Bowser

2. AJ Flick

3. Ed Lynch Jr.

4. Jack Sodeman Jr.

5. Brandon Spithaler

6. Brandon Matus

7. Scott Priester

8. Dan Kuriger

9. Brent Matus

10. Dan Shetler

 

 

Earl Gaerte Classic Features ASCoC, 600 Open Sprints

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) The Earl Gaerte Classic is always a racing event to mark on the calendar every year at Plymouth Speedway and this year’s event didn’t disappoint.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) saw a repeat winner in Friday night’s 35-lap feature. Dale Blaney started the main event in the fifth position and soon got by competitors Cody Darrah, Rico Abreu, and James McFadden. Darrah started on the pole but Abreu took the quick lead. McFadden attempted to reel in Abreu, but couldn’t get the track position.

Meanwhile, Blaney was using the high line to move his way through the field. Lapped traffic helped Blaney move in on McFadden and took second place. Blaney then set his sights on the lead. On lap 19, Blaney took the low lane of the track and Abreu slid up the track which opened up the door for Blaney to assume the lead. Abreu started a run on Blaney in the closing laps but they skillfully weaved in and out of traffic on the dirt surface to stay in position for the remainder of the race.

Blaney claimed his second consecutive win in the series and the 117th win of his career while Abreu finished second and McFadden third.

Ryan Smith was the biggest mover of the race, finishing 13th after starting in the back row in 25th.

The Dickies Restaurant 600 Open Sprints feature was led by Garrett Saunders who grabbed the early lead in the 20-lap feature. Billy Cribbs quickly snuck into the second position and Bradley Jameson moved his way from the sixth position to a podium spot. Cribbs had a chance to move in on Saunders, but ran out of laps. Saunders stood atop the podium for his second win of the season while Cribbs was second and Jameson posted his first top-three finish this season.

The racing continues Saturday night at the Playground of Power when Ken Schrader visits to wheel a Swan Lake Lake Resort UMP Modified. The Dickies Restaurant 600 Open Sprints, WTCA Super Streets, Walmart Thunder Stocks and Bane-Welker Cyber Stocks will also race in the second night of a busy race weekend at Plymouth Speedway. The gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps begin at 6 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. ET. For more information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

"Mad Max" Stambaugh Captures Limaland Loot

By Bob Buffenbarger

Lima,Oh – (May 22, 2015) – "Mad Max" Stambaugh chased down Randy Hannagan and won the 25 lap "Memorial Cup" feature for SOD/NRA Sprint cars at Limaland Motorsports Park Friday night in front of a big crowd.

Mike Dunlap and Shawn Dancer would start on the front row of the $2,000 to win event but Randy Hannagan charged from 4th and led the initial circuit. Lap two saw Dunlap bring out the yellow after spinning in turn two.

As the green flew again, Hannagan looked to be the car to beat as he was quickly stretching his lead with 3rd starting Max Stambaugh falling into the runner up spot with Jared Horstman, Dancer and 11th starting Dustin Daggett moving through the field.

Yellow once again appeared for the 11R of Chase Ridenour in turn two on lap four. As racing resumed, laps five through ten found Hannagan, Stambaugh, Horstman, Dancer and Daggett the top five but Devon Dobie was on the move and took 5th on lap twelve.

As the leaders maneuvered through traffic, Stambaugh began reeling in Hannagan and made the pass for the lead on lap seventeen. The #22 of Hannagan pulled even multiple times in the ensuing laps but Stambaugh began to pull away by lap twenty.

As laps were winding down, J.R. Stewart was making a run and got around Dobie. At the checkers it was Stambaugh, Hannagan, Horstman, Stewart and Dobie.

Four heat races were contested for the 31 cars on hand, with Kyle Pitts, Jared Horstman, Randy Hannagan and Max Stambaugh winners. Tim Allison and Ron Blair won the two B mains.

The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP vs K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders continues tomorrow, Saturday May 23rd at Waynesfield Raceway Park.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 5/22/2015

K&L Ready Mix Night

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints/Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)

1. 7K-Kyle Pitts; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer; 3. 49T-Gregg Dalman; 4. 83-Kyle Sauder; 5. 11-Tim Allison; 6. 33M2-Tanner Thorson; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)

1. 17-Jared Horstman; 2. 57-Mike Dunlap; 3. 12R-Nick Roberts; 4. 22R-Kevin Roberts; 5. 27-Brad Lamberson; 6. 1A-Mark Aldrich; 7. 31N-Rod Henning

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)

1. 22H-Randy Hannagan; 2. 6S-Jr Stewart; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett; 4. 11R-Chase Ridenour; 5. 35-Ron Blair; 6. 27R-Kyle Locke; 7. 23P-James Page; 8. 24-Eriic Smith

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)

1. 6M-Max Stambaugh; 2. 23-Devon Dobie; 3. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 4. 28H-Hud Horton; 5. 15-Brandon Ferguson; 6. 5W-Jeff Williams; 7. 12J-Tyler Moore

B-Main #1 - (10 Laps - Top 2 Transfer)

1. 11-Tim Allison; 2. 33M2-Tanner Thorson; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith; 4. 31N-Rod Henning; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger; 6. 27-Brad Lamberson; 7. 1A-Mark Aldrich

B-Main #2 - (10 Laps - Top 2 Transfer)

1. 35-Ron Blair; 2. 5W-Jeff Williams; 3. 12J-Tyler Moore; 4. 15-Brandon Ferguson; 5. 27R-Kyle Locke; 6. 23P-James Page

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position

1. 6M-Max Stambaugh[3]; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4]; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[5]; 4. 6S-Jr Stewart[7]; 5. 23-Devon Dobie[8]; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer[2]; 7. 10X-Dustin Stroup[12]; 8. 83-Kyle Sauder[13]; 9. 2M-Dustin Daggett[11]; 10. 28H-Hud Horton[16]; 11. 49T-Gregg Dalman[9]; 12. 57-Mike Dunlap[1]; 13. 22R-Kevin Roberts[14]; 14. 11-Tim Allison[17]; 15. 12R-Nick Roberts[10]; 16. 33M2-Tanner Thorson[19]; 17. 35-Ron Blair[18]; 18. 11R-Chase Ridenour[15]; 19. 5W-Jeff Williams[20]; 20. 7K-Kyle Pitts[6]

 

 

St. Francois County Raceway

 (Farmington, MO), 5/18/2015 – Well, take that Mother Nature! She put up a good fight, but we WON!!!!!!!! As most of the area tracks had to cancel Friday and Saturday night due to rain, Brian and the crew at SFCR put in overtime and beat Mother Nature. It isn’t often that you can say you beat Mother Nature she pretty much rules the roost, so when a Race Promoter is able to get one in, it is a celebration.

All the rain made for a heavy track, heavy = traction. We interviewed, former Bigfoot 4X4 Driver, Shane Blair #1 BMod, who said a heavy track is so much easier to drive! When questioned about why, when the track is heavy, do we see more beating and banging and flips, he said, “Because you have so much traction you feel like Super Man!”

For the second race weekend in a row, Karl Francis in the #10A Pure Street had the class covered. This class saw that Super Man affect from the heavy track, lots of beating and banging when on. At one point we saw a car come up and over the berm in turns 3 and 4 and if you have never been on the track that would be about like cutting across the ditch in from of Hefner’s Furniture store, it was a little rougher than jumping the curb, OUCH! Karl’s win has social media in a buzz, race fans are calling him and car owner Dusty Homan out. One race fan posted “He has to be running illegal.” Car owner Dusty Homan responded on one of the Facebook posts that he would welcome a protest. We saw Ryan Williams #34 and Karl Francis #10A win their heat races and in the feature; Robert Hicks #32, David Baker #00, Mike Abney #32X and Robbie Williams #43X round out the top five. We will see what happens when we return to racing on Thursday, May 28th. Will Karl win his third feature in a row or will someone else knock him off the podium?

Dusty Homan wins in the BMod feature again this week. When you’re winning you’re making people mad. Grumbles are being heard, tempers starting to flair and it hasn’t even heated up yet. There is no lack of excitement and competition in the B Mod class. Just because this is a “budget” class doesn’t mean these folks aren’t just as competitive! Shane Blair led almost the entire feature until the end of the race when ol’ Super Man proved to be too much and shattered the transmission. Remember that heavy track and drivers having all the traction they need, well that comes at a price, it puts a lot of stress on things and Murphy is always there to show you the weakest link. Dusty Homan #10, Shane Blair #1 and Eddie Gross #4G won their heat races and for the feature; Chuck Adams #99, Eddie Gross #4G, Chris Boyd #97 and Randy Forster #r7 round out the top five.

Danny Resinger caught the AMod feature win this week. In the winner’s circle was a very excited and happy Resinger pounding the roof of his car as he got out and waving to the fans as Danny caught his first Feature win since 2005! Resigner, proud of his 14 year old car, his family, crew and sponsors, had a good win at SFCR! Jeff Asher #777 won both his heat and dash races moving him to a tie for first place in points with Matt Eaton #53. Billy Smith also won his heat race but didn’t have enough Toyota horse power to get past Asher #777 in the feature. Fans got to inspect the chassis of Ben Gerdes modified as he rolled it over at the entrance to turn 3. In the feature we had Jeff Asher #777, Billy Smith #14, Dave Armstrong #34 and Matt Eaton #53 rounding out the top five.

410 Winged Sprint Cars were racing for $2000 to win this week and they were all in! The wind was really strong at the Bullring Saturday night and we had more than the tumbleweed, tumbling! We saw two sprint cars take wicked flips this weekend. Thankfully both drivers walked away, but they have a lot of work and damaged race cars. Korey Bales #5 was the first to take a tumble along the front stretch exiting turn 4. He rolled the car along the outside wall, landing on its side when the rear tire caught sending him down the track before Bales was able to get the massive power plant shut down. Joey Montgomery #12X, Tank Bridgeman #14T and Jeff Wurst #88 won their heat races, with Montgomery #12X packing his second checkered flag of the night in the Dash. The tumbling tumbleweeds didn’t stop in the heat races. At the start of the feature Bridgeman in the #14T looked like he was going to take home that $2000 win. But it didn’t last long for him. After leading for a few laps Bridgeman #14T found a little too much of that Super Man traction in the cushion and sent his car tumbling in turns 1 & 2. When Montgomery pulled into the winners circle to collect his $2000 pay check his left front suspension was broke, apparently a lap or two before the checkered, “Front Row Joe” tried to go three wide on the back stretch and didn’t quite fit, but it didn’t slow him down much as he brought home the win! Brad Loyet #05, Joe B Miller #7c and Joey Boyd #67 round out the top four in the Sprint feature.

Remember race fans another week off, enjoy the weekend with family and friends while we remember those who gave all while serving in our armed forces. We will be back to race, THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015, for our National Sprint Car League show. Some of the fastest 410 Winged Sprint cars in the nation will be here to battle it out in the Bullring. Who will it be, someone local or a newcomer, who takes home the big W, come see for yourself!

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5/16/2015
SPRINTS
HEAT 1
1: JOEY MONTGOMERY 12X
2: TOMMY WORLEY 97
3: JOEY BOYD 67
4:RUSTY TANNER 9
5: BRAD YODER 9X
6: KEVIN TODD 55
7: KEVIN PETTY 72 (NF)
8: KOREY BALES 5 (NF)
HEAT 2
1: JIMMY BRIDGEMAN
2: JOE B MILLER 7C
3: BRAD LOYET 05
4: KEITH BURCH 2
5: TYLER SETTEMOIR 35
6: TIM TAYLOR 99
7: JASON KEITH 28K (NF)
HEAT 3
1: JEFF WURST 88
2: SCOTTIE GRETZMACHER 16G
3: KENT BUCKLEY 87
4: DUSTIN ADAMS 3
5: 21 - LATE ARRIVAL
6: KASEY BURCH 11K
7: BUCH LYONS 0 (NF)
DASH
1: JOEY MONTGOMERY 12X
2: JIMMY BRIDGEMAN 14T
3: JOE B MILLER 7C
4: TOMMY WORLEY 97
5: SCOTTIE GRETZMACHER 16G
6: JEFF WURST 88
FEATURE
1: JOEY MONTGOMERY 12X
2: BRAD LOYET 05
3: JOE B MILLER 7C
4: JOEY BOYD 67
5: LATE ARRIVAL - 21
6: JEFF WURST 88
7: KEITH BURCH 2
8: KENT BUCKLEY 87
9: DUSTIN ADAMS 3
10: RUSTY TANNER 9
11: TYLER SETTEMOIR 35
12: TIM TAYLOR 99
13: BUCH LYONS 0
14: KEVIN TODD 55
15: KASEY BURCH 11K (NF)
16: KEVIN PETTY 72 (NF)
17: SCOTTIE GRETZMACHER 16G (NF)
18:BRAD YODER 9X (NF)
19: TOMMY WORLEY 97 (NF)
20: JIMMY BRIDGMAN 14T (NF)
21: JASON KEITH 28K ( NS)
AMODS
HEAT 1
1: JEFF ASHER 777
2: DAVE ARMSTRONG 34
3: TOM VOGT 47
4: MATT DOTSON 45
5: DARRON FORREST 23
6: ROOSTER GRIFFIN 00
7: TIM RADFORD 10R
8: BEN GERDES
HEAT 2
1: BILLY SMITH 14
2: MATT EATON 53
3: DANNY RESINGER 15
4: BOBBY DESPAIN 227
5: CHRIS HAYS 32C
6: MIKE SAVAGE 13
7: BRENT THOMPSON 18 (NF)
8: TIM NASH 717 (NF)
DASH
1: JEFF ASHER 777
2: DANNY RESINGER 15
3: MATT EATON 53
4: BILLY SMITH 14
5: TOM VOGT 47
6: DAVE ARMSTRONG 34
FEATURE
1: DANNY RESINGER 15
2: JEFF ASHER 777
3: BILLY SMITH 14
4: DAVE ARMSTRONG 34
5: MATT EATON53
6: MATT DOTSON 45
7: ROOSTER GRIFFIN 00
8. MIKE SAVAGE 13
9: TOM VOGT 47
10: BOBBY DESPAIN 227
11: BRENT THOMPSON 18
12: CHRIS HAYES 32C
13: TIM RADFORD 10R
14: TIM NASH 717 (NF)
15. AARON FORREST 23 (NF)
16. BEN GERDES (NF)
BMODS
HEAT 1
1. DUSTY HOMAN 10
2: CHUCH ADAMS 99
3: GREG SWARINGAM 25S
4: JEREMY WELBORN
5: TOM RORABACHER 21
6: KENNY HARRIS 69 (NF)
7: JEMMY THURMAN 77T (NF)
HEAT 2
1: SHANE BLAIR 1
2: KYLE JARETT 10X
3: CHRIS BOYD 97
4: RANDY FORSTER R7
5:KYLE STOLZER
6: SHANNON BURCH 8
7: ADAM CANTERBERRY AJC1
HEAT3
1: EDDIE GROSS 4G
2:AARON CANTERBERRY 19C
3: RUDY STADE
4: MARK CREDY
5: ERIC SARAKAS 2
6: MIKE SAVAGE 05(NS)
FEATURE :
1: DUSTY HOMAN 10
2: CHUCH ADAMS 99
3: EDDIE GROSS 4G
4: CHRIS BOYD 97
5: RANDY FORSTER R7
6: KYLE STOLZER 147
7: RUDY SLADE 21R
8: JEREMY WELBORN 27W
9: KYLE JARRET 10X
10: GREG SWARINGAM 25S
11: MARK CRADY 70
12: SHANNON BURCH 8
13: ERIC SARAKAS
14: SHANE BLAIR 1 (NF)
15. ADAM CANTERBERRY AJC1 (NF)
16: TOM RORABACHER 21 (NF)
17: AARON CANTERBERRY 19C (NF)
18: JIMMY THURMAN 77T (NS)
PURE STREETS
HEAT 1
1: KARL FRANCIS 10A
2: ROBERT HICKS
3: JASON NEAL 94
4: DUSTY HOMAN 10
5: ROBBIE WILLIAMS 43X
6: DANNY KINNARD 2
7: 81 JOSH DESPAIN 81
HEAT 2
1: RYAN WILLIAMS 34
2: DAVID BAKER 00
3: MIKE ADNEY 32X
4: JOE MERRITT 71
5: RICKY WOOD 74
6: MARSHALL YOUNT 45 (NF)
FEATURE
1: KARL FRANCIS 10A
2: ROBERT HICKS 32
3: DAVID BAKER 00
4: MIKE ABNEY 32X
5: ROBBIE WILLIAMS 43X
6: RYAN WILLIAMS 34
7: JASON NEAL 94
8: JOE MARRITT 71
9: RICKY WOOD 74
10: JOSH DESPAIN 81
11 DANNY KINNARD 2
12: DUSTY HOMAN 10 (NF)
13: MARSHALL YOUNT 45 (NS)

 

JAKE HAULOT TAKES WINGED 360 SPRINT FEATURE; JEFF THOMAS GOES WIRE TO WIRE FOR IMCA MODIFIED WIN

Young drivers Jake Haulot of Cotati and UC Davis student Kyle Bakkie shared the sprint car winner’s circle Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. Haulot led start to finish in the Northern All Stars Winged 360 Sprint Car division, with veteran driver Art McCarthy of San Jose chasing. A long time driver also chased Bakkie, as Roy Fisher finished second in the Econo 360 Sprint Car division.

Jeff Thomas of Petaluma came back to Antioch Speedway after his new engine failed two weeks ago, installing old engine to win the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) modified feature event. He also led the race from pole to checkered flag. Kimo Oreta of Vacaville scored his fourth win of the year in the HText Box: P.O. Box 4575, Antioch, Calif. 94531-4575obby Stock Division and veteran driver Mike Gustafson was victorious in the Limited Late Model Division.

Haulot Hauls

“I had a broken torsion bracket in the front end, and had all I could do to hold on to the car,” Haulot said of his first win at Antioch Speedway. “The track was so fast, I was worried that someone would catch me.”

That someone would be cagey veteran Art McCarthy.

“I’ve been around long enough to see the kid had something broken on his sprint car – I could see his wheel hanging,” McCarthy said. “Experience told me to stay behind him. No sense losing both cars if something went wrong while I tried to pass him.”

Third place Shawn Arriaga of Antioch was in the mix, and had a big smile on his face after the main event.

“We were fast tonight – everyone was,” he said. “It was a thrilling night and a great finish for us.”

Fourth place finisher Chris Magoon of Oakley echoed the thrills.

“The track was so smooth and so fast, it took the breath right out of me,” he laughed. “It is quite an experience to feel that much speed.”

Chase Wood of Milpitas brought home fifth.

Bakkie Back for Another Win

Student Bakkie took a break from his studies to make continue his A+ season at Antioch. His third win of the year, backed up with all top five finishes make him the racer to beat in the Econo 360 Wingless Sprint Car division.

It did not look as though Bakkie would win because former San Francisco 49ers pro Jeremy Newberry of Brentwood led the first 14 laps of the race. Newberry was sidelined when it looked like he would have his first Antioch Wingless Sprint car win.

“The car had some damage unknown to me when it came in contact with another car in practice,” Newberry explained. “On the fourteenth lap, the rear axle tube came apart.”

“I was able to stay ahead but I knew there were some experienced drivers behind me.

Fisher and Rick Panfilli of Antioch were right there, waiting to make a move. Discovery Bay’s Ricky Brophy IV and Chase Wood, Jr. followed to complete the top five.

No Game for Thomas

It was no game for Jeff Thomas of Petaluma, one of the developers of the Grand Theft Auto video game, as he was all business in leading the IMCA Modified race from start to finish. Thomas had been denied victory while leading by failing engines on his previous two Antioch outings this season.

“I had no engines left but this eight year old one that I put in the car for tonight’s race,” a happy Thomas said in victory lane. “It proved to be just right – and it lasted the whole night.”

Kyle Wilson of Salinas had his best run of the season as he chased Thomas.

“I was waiting for him (Thomas) to bobble,” Wilson said. “But, it never happened.”

California legend Scott Busby of Martinez was third, with Oakley’s Kellen Chadwick fourth. Michael Salazar of Antioch rounded out the top five.

Kimo is King in Hobby Stocks

“I didn’t think I was going to win tonight,” admitted Oreta. “I worked my way from the back up to third and watched the battle for first.

That was when the cars of Pittsburg’s Tony Jennings and Robert Niven of Concord came together and spun out. Oreta found himself in first.

“A win is a win,” Oreta said. “No matter how surprising it is.”

Brentwood’s Brad Myers was second, followed by Jordan Swank of Concord, then Jennings and Niven.

Gustafson Great in Limited Late Models

Mike Gustafson of Concord won his second Limited Late Model feature of the year, topping Jim Freethy of Danville, and Vallejo’s Larry Damitz. Mark Garner of Antioch was fourth, chased by Mike Hynes of Suisun City.

Antioch Speedway on Memorial Day Break

Antioch Speedway will be closed for two weeks, with the next event being on June 6, when IMCA Modifieds, Winged 360 Sprint Cars and Econo 360 Wingless Sprint cars again headline the show. Limited Late Models and Hobby Stocks will complete the five-division card.

 

 

Alberding Scores First NWWT Win At GHR

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Fletcher Motorsports Photography) The Northwest Wingless Tour would be in action for the second time in 2015 on Saturday May 16th. The race would be held in Elma, Washington at Grays Harbor Raceway and is the second different venue the tour has visited this year. A total of nine entries would be in attendance and a good show would be put on display for the crowd in attendance.

Mike Romig out of Vancouver was quite fast for the majority of the race. Piloting the Herz Precision Parts #22R XXX around the fast 3/8-mile, Romig would be caught in the later stages and eventually was over taken with around ten laps to go.

The driver to make his way to the top spot was Salem, Oregon's Tim Alberding. Alberding, in his Alberding Racing #52 Maxim, managed to chase down and chip away at Romig's lead and afterwards cruised along to create a large gap over the rest of the field. He would comfortably cross the start-finish line to win his first career NWWT victory.

Mike Romig was second while the Weedman Ranches #27 Maxim of Guy Weedman from Moro, Oregon was third. Completing the top five finishing order was Auburn's Otto Jorgenson in his Jorgenson Manufacturing/Shareway Industries/D.G. Machine #8X entry, in fourth, and the Beaverton Automotive/Pro Tow/Rabourn Performance/Herz Precision Parts #50 Eagle of Brad Rhodes in fifth, out of Aloha, Oregon.

The Northwest Wingless Tour will take a few weeks off before returning back to Grays Harbor Raceway on Saturday June 13th. For the latest news and information regarding the NWWT visit wingless.nwextremeseries.com. Also be sure to check out the tour's Facebook page.

Race Summary: Northwest Wingless Tour Race #2 Saturday May 16th, 2015 Grays Harbor Raceway Elma, Washington

A Feature: 1. 52-Tim Alberding; 2. 22-Mike Romig; 3. 27W-Guy Weedman; 4. 8X-Otto Jorgenson; 5. 50-Brad Rhodes; 6. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 7. 78-Daniel McGrew; 8. 54-Johnny Butler; 9. 14-Sean Johnson

 

 

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY PR: PRICE-MILLER, HILL, DINNING, LUNGARO, & ABRAHAMSSON TAKE WINS ON 98.9 MYFM OPENING NIGHT

by Tommy Goudge

(May 15, 2015) – 126 drivers signed in to race on 98.9 myFM 20th annual Opening Night at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Parker Price-Miller, Alex Hill, Ryan Dinning, Jason Lungaro, and Patrick Abrahamsson visited Mobil 1 Victory Lane.

OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY RACE REPORT FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015 OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA 98.9 MYFM 20TH ANNUAL OPENING NIGHT TOTAL ENTRIES - 126

----------------------------------------------------------- CORR/PAK MERCHANDISING 360 SPRINT CARS (22 entries)

Parker Price-Miller found Ohsweken Speedway to his liking on Friday night. The 16 year old from Indiana drove to his first Ohsweken win in his first visit to the track. Jim Huppunen led the first lap of the 25 lap 360 Sprint Car feature before Keith Dempster took over the top spot. Huppunen and Mitch Brown fought over the 2nd position while 6th starter Price-Miller moved up behind them. Price-Miller moved around the outside of both drivers in the same corner on lap 5, then set sail after Dempster. The race was slowed on lap 7 when Scott Sherk and Zach Zumpe made contact in turn 3. Zumpe restarted the race, while Sherk's car sustained enough damage to force him out of the race.

Dempster continued to lead when the race restarted, with Price-Miller close behind, and Mitch Brown gaining on both of them. The young driver briefly took over the lead on lap 14 as he and Dempster worked through traffic, but the 2008 track champion fought back to lead 3 more laps before Price-Miller took over for good. Dempster settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Brown, Dain Naida, and 11th starter Dane Lorenc. Naida's front wing did not pass post-race inspection, which moved Glenn Styres into the top 5.

Heat races for the 22 car field were claimed by Mitch Brown, Keith Dempster, and Dain Naida, while Scott Sherk won the B-Feature. Jim Huppunen won the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance "Top Gun" Award for amassing the most passing points during heat race action.

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Position. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 77x Parker Price-Miller (6) 2. 5 Keith Dempster (4) 3. 10 Mitch Brown (3) 4. 00 Dane Lorenc (11) 5. 0 Glenn Styres (7) 6. 49 Todd Hoddick (9) 7. 5c Conor Mahoney (5) 8. 7m Justin Martin (12) 9. 11 Jamie Turner (13) 10. 81 Derek Jonathan (1) 11. 91 Ryan Turner (14) 12. 38 Tyler Hendricks (18) 13. 19 Cory Turner (15) 14. 2 Lee Winger (19) 15. 11z Zach Zumpe (10) 16. 69 Kris Root (17) DNF. 14h Jim Huppunen (2) DNF. 43 Scott Sherk (16) DQ. 77 Dain Naida (8) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Huppunen (1), Dempster (2-13, 15-17), Price-Miller (18-25)

INSIDE TRACK MOTORSPORT NEWS HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 10 Mitch Brown (Brantford), 2. 0 Glenn Styres (Ohsweken), 3. 49 Todd Hoddick (Cheektowaga, NY), 4. 7m Justin Martin (Rodney), 5. 19 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre), 6. 69 Kris Root (Delaware), DNF. 21j John Burbridge, Sr. (Simcoe), DNS. 27 Shane Ross (Thedford). Time - 1:52.047

PASWORD PROTECTION HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 5 Keith Dempster (Alton), 2. 77x Parker Price-Miller (Kokomo, IN), 3. 11z Zach Zumpe (St. Catharines), 4. 81 Derek Jonathan (Lewiston, NY), 5. 91 Ryan Turner (Caistor Centre), 6. 43 Scott Sherk (Port Colborne), 7. 2 Lee Winger (Mount Hope). Time - 1:52.214

TRANSPORT SALES & SERVICE HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 77 Dain Naida (Tecumseh, MI), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (Welland), 3. 5c Conor Mahoney (Waterdown), 4. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre), 5. 00 Dane Lorenc (Depew, NY), 6. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Chatham), DNF. 5d Dave Dykstra (Port Colborne). Time - 1:53.191

(Top 10 in heat race passing points redrew for A-Feature starting positions)

B-FEATURE (4 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 43 Scott Sherk, 2. 69 Kris Root, 3. 38 Tyler Hendricks, 4. 2 Lee Winger, DNS. 21j John Burbridge, Sr., DNS. 5d Dave Dykstra, DNS. 27 Shane Ross. Time - 59.996

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($150 – heat race passing points high score): Jim Huppunen

----------------------------------------------------------- STRICKLAND'S GMC CRATE SPRINT CARS (12 entries)

Alex Hill quickly took over the lead of the Crate Sprint Car feature from her starting spot inside row 3, and led wire-to-wire to claim her first feature win in a full-size race car at Ohsweken. The 15 year old also set a new Crate Sprint Car track record for the 15 lap distance. Mark Czuba ran a strong race to take the runner-up spot, followed by Aaron Turkey, Jake Brown, and Dylan Westbrook. Defending champion Ryan Hunsinger started last due to problems in his heat race, and drove up to finish in the 6th spot.

Heat races for the 12 car field were claimed by Jake Brown and Mark Czuba. Brown also claimed the Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance "Top Gun" Award for running the fastest single lap during heat race action.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 77x Alex Hill (3) 2. 00 Mark Czuba (6) 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (1) 4. 1-10 Jake Brown (2) 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (8) 6. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (12) 7. 55 Mike Thorne (5) 8. 9 Steve Lyons (4) 9. 18 Josh Shantz (10) 10. 12 Brad Herron (7) 11. 4 Mack DeMan (9) 12. 54 Ed Green (11) Time - 3:51.440 NEW TRACK RECORD A-Feature Lap Leaders - Hill (1-15)

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 1-10 Jake Brown (Brantford), 2. 68 Aaron Turkey (Ohsweken), 3. 9 Steve Lyons (Carlisle), 4. 12 Brad Herron (Waterford), 5. 4 Mack DeMan (Mississauga), 6. 54 Ed Green (Ohsweken). Time - 1:32.738

CREATIVE EDGE SIGNS & GRAPHICS HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 00 Mark Czuba (Burlington), 2. 77x Alex Hill (Ohsweken), 3. 55 Mike Thorne (Caledonia), 4. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Oakland), 5. 18 Josh Shantz (St. Agatha), DNF. 7h Ryan Hunsinger (Stouffville). Time - 1:33.603

NATHAN ACKLAND STATE FARM INSURANCE “TOP GUN” AWARD ($50 – fastest heat race single lap time): Jake Brown

----------------------------------------------------------- AFFORDABLE TOWING & RECOVERY THUNDER STOCKS (38 entries)

Ryan Dinning started on the outside of the front row in the 20 lap Thunder Stock feature, and quickly opened a lead he would never relinquish. Polesitter Wyatt Van Wart tried to give chase before giving up the 2nd position to Dave Silverthorn, Jr. Eventual 6th place finisher Dave Bailey was on the move early in the race after starting 22nd on the grid. He was into the top 10 by lap 7, while Chris Dickie and Bill Bleich, Jr. jostled for the 4th spot. A yellow flag brought Dinning back within reach of the rest of the field, but he proved to be too strong on this night, though Silverthorn managed to stay closer. Dinning claimed the win by 1.037 seconds over Silverthorn, while Van Wart, Dickie, and Bleich rounded out the top 5.

Heat races for the 38 car field were claimed by Chase Hess, Wyatt Van Wart, and Chris Dickie, while Dave Bailey won the B-Main.

A-FEATURE (20 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 85b Ryan Dinning (2) 2. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (4) 3. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (1) 4. 1 Chris Dickie (11) 5. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (6) 6. 49 Dave Bailey (22) 7. 8 Dale Gyokery (10) 8. 56 Dereck Lemyre (12) 9. 2 Mikey Kruchka (19) 10. 28 Jim Lampman (15) 11. 88 Jesse McDonald (3) 12. 11r Bryce Richardson (21) 13. 81 Karl Sault (24) 14. 23 Trevor DeBoer (7) 15. 64 Brandon McFerran (25) 16. 5 Alex Schuts (17) 17. 84rk Ryan Beagle (28) 18. 16 Jeremy May (23) 19. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (9) 20. 777x Steve Hess (18) 21. 93 Melissa Miller (20) 22. 33 Jack Myers (13) 23. 40 Jay Liverance (16) 24. 40t Terry Osmond (14) DNF. 119 Shaun Quinn (26) DNF. 13 Kacey Huffman (8) DNF. 77 Brett Rodwell (27) DNF. 7x Chase Hess (5) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Dinning (1-20)

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps - Top 7 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 7x Chase Hess (Ohsweken), 2. 108 Bill Bleich, Jr. (Port Robinson), 3. 24 Blake Bomberry, Jr. (Hagersville), 4. 88 Jesse McDonald (Caledonia), 5. 33 Jack Myers (Wainfleet), 6. 40 Jay Liverance (Brantford), 7. 2 Mikey Kruchka (Hamilton), 8. 64 Brandon McFerran (Acton), 9. 81 Karl Sault (Dundas), DNF. 49 Dave Bailey (Hagersville), DNF. 911 Nick Liverance (Brantford), DNF. 38 Terry Martin (Ohsweken), DNS. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr. (Hannon). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps - Top 7 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 04 Wyatt Van Wart (Cambridge), 2. 8 Dale Gyokery (Jarvis), 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre (Hamilton), 4. 13 Kacey Huffman (Brantford), 5. 40t Terry Osmond (Cambridge), 6. 5 Alex Schuts (Oakland), 7. 93 Melissa Miller (Ohsweken), 8. 16 Jeremy May (Binbrook), 9. 52 Tony Fraser (Guelph), 10. 49h Jerry Hill (Hagersville), 11. 66 Brady Longboat (Ohsweken), DNF. 97 Max Chechalk (Dunnville), DNS. 53 Logan Shwedyk (Jerseyville). Time - 2:41.454

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #3 (8 laps - Top 7 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 1 Chris Dickie (Brantford), 2. 85b Ryan Dinning (Caledonia), 3. 9 Dave Silverthorn, Jr. (London), 4. 23 Trevor DeBoer (Hagersville), 5. 28 Jim Lampman (Caistor Centre), 6. 777x Steve Hess (Ohsweken), 7. 11r Bryce Richardson (Port Colborne), 8. 84rk Ryan Beagle (Vittoria), 9. 48 Mike Graham (Caledonia), 10. 77 Brett Rodwell (Mount Pleasant), 11. 119 Shaun Quinn (Caledonia), 12. 13x Craig White (Ohsweken). Time - 2:43.180

B-FEATURE (8 laps - Top 7 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 49 Dave Bailey, 2. 16 Jeremy May, 3. 81 Karl Sault, 4. 64 Brandon McFerran, 5. 119 Shaun Quinn, 6. 77 Brett Rodwell, 7. 84rk Ryan Beagle, 8. 48 Mike Graham, 9. 97 Max Chechalk, 10. 52 Tony Fraser, 11. 49h Jerry Hill, 12. 13x Craig White, 13. b23 Dave Bitner, Jr., 14. 911 Nick Liverance, DNS. 38 Terry Martin, DNS. 53 Logan Shwedyk, DNS. 66 Brady Longboat. Time - 2:45.534

----------------------------------------------------------- HRW AUTOMOTIVE MINI STOCKS (40 entries)

Shone Evans and Doug Erskine started the 15 lap Mini Stock feature on the front row, but Jason Lungaro took the lead on the first lap. Two pairs of brothers - Jake and Mark Bazuin, and Jon and Brandon Janssens - quickly made their way towards the front, along with Lucas Lubin and Kathi Dickie. Mark Bazuin got the worst of a crash on lap 8 which also forced Brandon Janssens to restart well outside the top 10. Jake Bazuin briefly led at the start/finish line on several occasions, but wasn't able to get away from Lungaro. Dickie eventually took over the 2nd spot and made a bid for the win late in the race, but Lungaro prevailed. Dickie settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Jon Janssens, Jake Bazuin, and a hard-charging Brandon Janssens. Lubin's bid for a top 5 run ended with mechanical problems with just a few laps remaining.

Heat races for the 40 car field were claimed by Doug Erskine, Jon Janssens, Jake Bazuin, and Brian Crosgrove, while Tim DeBoer and Brian Watson won the B-Features. Jon Janssens set a new Mini Stock track record for the 6 lap distance en route to his heat race win.

A-FEATURE (15 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 7 Jason Lungaro (3) 2. 1 Kathi Dickie (10) 3. 66 Jon Janssens (12) 4. 12x Jake Bazuin (6) 5. 66x Brandon Janssens (18) 6. 64 Doug Erskine (2) 7. 265 Mike Evers (15) 8. 55 Rob Slater (4) 9. 32 Gillian Hils (14) 10. 6 Jason Dixon (23) 11. 51 Trevor Young (8) 12. 99 Robin Elliott (20) 13. 90 Chad Smelser (19) 14. 84 Brad Bacher (27) 15. 39r Andy Ryckman (25) 16. 79 Steve Miller (28) 17. 69 Rob Twitchett (13) DNF. 29 Lucas Lubin (11) DNF. 43 Brian Watson (22) DNF. 10 Laura Hughes (26) DNF. 96 Brian Crosgrove (7) DNF. 95 Shone Evans (1) DNF. 21x Mark Bazuin (16) DNF. 93 Chris Ryckman (5) DNF. 9 Tim DeBoer (21) DNF. 72 Tim Youngblut (24) DNF. 2 Matt Nuell (17) DNF. 69e Dan Erskine (9) No Time A-Feature Lap Leaders – Lungaro (1-5, 7, 10-15), J. Bazuin (6, 8-9)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 64 Doug Erskine (Hamilton), 2. 95 Shone Evans (Scotland), 3. 69e Dan Erskine (Caistor Centre), 4. 69 Rob Twitchett (Dundas), 5. 2 Matt Nuell (Hamilton), 6. 6 Jason Dixon (Brantford), 7. 76 Jamie Goudge (London), DNF. 56 Kevin Slater (Caledonia), DNF. 11 Mike Giberson (Caledonia), DNF. 14 Shane Dixon (Cambridge). No Time

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 66 Jon Janssens (Woodstock), 2. 93 Chris Ryckman (Brantford), 3. 55 Rob Slater (Dundas), 4. 32 Gillian Hils (Dundas), 5. 66x Brandon Janssens (Woodstock), 6. 72 Tim Youngblut (Brantford), 7. 79 Steve Miller (Paris), 8. 6x Mike Sarantakos (Smithville), 9. 05 Dave Goodacre (Brantford), 10. 12 Chantelle Hyatt (Hamilton). Time - 2:12.606 NEW TRACK RECORD

HEAT RACE #3 (6 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 12x Jake Bazuin (Caledonia), 2. 1 Kathi Dickie (Brantford), 3. 29 Lucas Lubin (Hamilton), 4. 265 Mike Evers (Caledonia), 5. 90 Chad Smelser (Dunnville), 6. 9 Tim DeBoer (Caledonia), 7. 39r Andy Ryckman (Hamilton), 8. 84 Brad Bacher (Hagersville), DNF. 49 Gary Hodgson (London), DNS. 43c Clinton Nicholls (Hamilton). Time - 2:14.762

EVERS FINANCIAL GROUP HEAT RACE #4 (6 laps - Top 5 transferred to A-Feature): Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 96 Brian Crosgrove (Hamilton), 2. 7 Jason Lungaro (Hagersville), 3. 51 Trevor Young (Ancaster), 4. 21x Mark Bazuin (Caledonia), 5. 99 Robin Elliott (Woodstock), 6. 17 Mike Taylor (Hamilton), 7. 43 Brian Watson (Puslinch), 8. 18 Adam Hallett (Cambridge), 9. 22 Brittani Myers (Hamilton), 10. 10 Laura Hughes (Caledonia). No Time

B-FEATURE #1 (6 laps - Top 4 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 9 Tim DeBoer, 2. 6 Jason Dixon, 3. 39r Andy Ryckman, 4. 84 Brad Bacher, 5. 49 Gary Hodgson, 6. 56 Kevin Slater, 7. 11 Mike Giberson, 8. 76 Jamie Goudge, 9. 43c Clinton Nicholls, DNF. 14 Shane Dixon. Time - 2:17.584

B-FEATURE #2 (6 laps - Top 4 transferred to A-Feature) Finish. Number Name 1. 43 Brian Watson, 2. 10 Laura Hughes, 3. 79 Steve Miller, 4. 18 Adam Hallett, 5. 6x Mike Sarantakos, 6. 22 Brittani Myers, 7. 05 Dave Goodacre, 8. 12 Chantelle Hyatt, DNS. 17 Mike Taylor, DNS. 72 Tim Youngblut. Time - 2:17.745

----------------------------------------------------------- GALE’S AUTO AFTERMARKET BOMBERS (14 entries)

Patrick Abrahamsson almost didn't make it home in time to race on Friday night. The sophomore driver's flight home from vacation was delayed, forcing him to go straight from the airport to the track. Nothing slowed him down once he got on the race track though, as he drove to the front of the Bomber feature and took his 2nd career feature win. Jerry Burnham drove through the field to take the runner-up spot after starting at the back, followed by Wayde Thorne, Mark Thorne, and Adam Nigh.

Heat races for the 14 car field were claimed by Wayde Thorne and Paul Longboat.

A-FEATURE (12 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (4) 2. 13 Jerry Burnham (13) 3. 6 Wayde Thorne (1) 4. 95 Mark Thorne (8) 5. 8 Adam Nigh (3) 6. 37 Jake Maas (5) 7. 42 Joe DeBoer (10) 8. 22b Brooke Nelson (7) 9. 3 Alex Maas (12) 10. 22a Ashley Nelson (9) 11. 188 Paul Longboat (2) 12. 23 Dusty DeBoer (6) DNS. 17 Kaleah Syms (14) DNS. 155 Dustin Longboat (11)

HEAT RACE #1 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 6 Wayde Thorne (Waterford), 2. 8 Adam Nigh (Simcoe), 3. 37 Jake Maas (Cambridge), 4. 22b Brooke Nelson (Hamilton), 5. 22a Ashley Nelson (Hamilton), 6. 155 Dustin Longboat (Ohsweken), 7. 14 Jerry Burnham (Ohsweken)

HEAT RACE #2 (6 laps) Finish. Number Name (Hometown) 1. 188 Paul Longboat (Ohsweken), 2. 11 Patrick Abrahamsson (Dundas), 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (Hagersville), 4. 95 Mark Thorne (Waterford), 5. 42 Joe DeBoer (Hagersville), 6. 3 Alex Maas (Cambridge), 7. 17 Kaleah Syms (Brantford)

----------------------------------------------------------- UP NEXT @ OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY: Ohsweken Speedway presents the 2nd round of the 2015 weekly racing series on Friday, May 22, featuring Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Affordable Towing & Recovery Thunder Stocks, HRW Automotive Mini Stocks, & Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Bombers. Adult General Admission is $12, while Senior & Student General Admission is $10, and Kids (age 12 & under) General Admission is FREE! Spectator gates open at 6:00pm, with racing starting at 7:30pm.

TICKETS PLEASE! Advanced reserved seat tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Triple Crown Showdown featuring the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series, the Burger Barn Northern Summer Nationals featuring DIRTcar 358 Modifieds and Corr/Pak Merchandising 360 Sprint Cars, the Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series, the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals, and the 11th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals! Please visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information, or contact Lorraine Pedersen, Ohsweken Speedway Office Administrator, by phone at 519 717-0023, or by e-mail at lorraine@ohswekenspeedway.com

THURSDAY NIGHT MICRO SPRINT RACING AT OHSWEKEN Klotz Canada Synthetic Lubricants presents Micro Sprint racing at Ohsweken Speedway on Thursday nights each week from June 18 to September 10. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com for more information.

About Ohsweken Speedway: Founded in 1996, Ohsweken Speedway is a motorsports complex which includes a 3/8 (0.375) mile clay oval track. The facility is owned by the Styres family, and located in the village of Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada. Ohsweken's weekly Friday night racing program runs from May to September each year, featuring 360 Sprint Cars, Crate Sprint Cars, Thunder Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Bombers, while the season finishes each year with the annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights, and has been a yearly stop on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series schedule since 2007.

Visit the official Ohsweken Speedway website at www.OhswekenSpeedway.com, like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OHSWEKENSPEEDWAY, follow us on Twitter @OhswekenSpdway, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/user/OhswekenSpdway

Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support: Arrow Express, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, O'Neil's Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald's Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Nathan Ackland State Farm Insurance, Strickland's GMC, Mobil 1, Burger Barn, Affordable Towing & Recovery, HRW Automotive, and Gale's Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

Carter, Cox, Ashley, Sine, And Maricle Community Sharing Night Winners

By Ben Deatherage  Cottage Grove Speedway was able to beat out the weather and have the entire racing program completed on Saturday May 16th for Community Sharing Night. A very good car count was on hand in the pit area and some really exciting racing would be put on display for the crowd. Classes in competition included the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, and Quality RV Repair Hornets.

In the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints Sutherlin's Cooper Desbiens was fast right off the bat. The teenager, driving his J.H. Desbiens Construction/BC Motorsports/Budget Lumber #4D XXX, would lead the first couple of laps before being passed by Orion Redmond, of Roseburg, on lap three. Redmond, piloting the Redmond Trucking/Umpqua Sand & Gravel/Double R Powdercoating #12 J&J, cruised right along for quite some time but before too long would receive some pressure.

That pressure would come from Cottage Grove native Colby Carter. Carter eventually would overtake Redmond on lap fourteen. The two would stay close to one another in traffic but Carter would hold onto the lead the rest of the way to put his Huddle Automotive Repair/Royal Flush Environmental Services/Oregon West RV/Hedge Carter Gutter Service #71 XXX in Huddle Automotive Repair victory lane.

Orion Redmond would hold onto second over Cooper Desbiens. Cottage Grove's Danny Horner would finish fourth in his Horner's Inc./Steelhouse Metal Roofing Supply/BC Motorsports/Crump Logging #75H Maxim while the Clark Printing/Todd's Auto Body/BC Motorsports/Team 85 #85 Rocket of Ricky Ashley, out of Thurston, was fifth.

Colby Carter was the Jim's Tire Factory Fast Award winner and the C&H Motorsports/Dave's Carpet & Vinly Liquidators/Tangible Real Estate Investments #3 Zeitler of Medford's Dave Hibbard was the winner of the Dot's Trophy Shop Trophy Dash. Heat race winners were Ricky Ashley and Danny Horner.

The IMCA Modified main event would be a thriller. Only a couple of incidents would take place making the race pretty much stoppage free. Jake Mayden, of Springfield, would set a wicked pace for most of the race in his Embers Bar & Grill/Springfield Tire Factory/Chuck Bracelin Trucking/Clint Willis Racing Engines #5M Dirt Works. It looked like Mayden was going to pick up the victory but Kinzer Cox would work his way through the field and take over the desired position on lap twenty-one. Cox, of Cottage Grove, would pull away from the rest of the field and make his second straight visit to Huddle Automotive Repair victory lane in his Robert Howell Logging/Hard Knocks Brewing/Scoggins Creek Coffee/Salisbury Farms #1K Loose Gruff.

Creswell's Gus Cooper finished second in the Eastside Rollforming Specialties/Raceprint.com #10 Pro while Jake Mayden ended the evening in third. The rest of the top five would consist of Braedon Hand, of Cottage Grove and driving the Todd's Auto Body/D&D Automotive/KNND 1400 AM/Vintage Inn Family Restaurant #5 Shaw by S.D.M.F., in fourth and the Superior Fuel Cells/IBEW Local 280/Valley Rose Construction/West End Performance #24 X-Factor of Curtis Towns, also of Cottage Grove, in fifth.

It would be a clean sweep for Cox as he was the Jim's Tire Factory Fast Time Award winner, victor of the Dot's Trophy Shop Trophy Dash, and won his heat race. The other heat race was won by the Dog House Racing/Payroll Specialties Inc./Hoppes Construction/ABC Powdercoating #1M Impressive of Jacksonville's Mark Wauge.

The IMCA Sport Mod feature witnessed Jayson Nelson turn some heads in the first half of the race. The Springfield native would put his Quality RV Repair/Pro Auto Works/Springfield Tire Factory #51N BMS in front and actually for some time set a quick pace in only his second Modified start of his career. Jasper's Gene Ashley would eventually catch Nelson and pass him on lap seven. Ashley would lead the remainder of the laps and put the Ashley Family Racing/A-1 Auto Supply/Furniture Options #85 entry in Huddle Automotive Repair victory lane for the second time this season.

The Steelhouse Metal Roofing Supply/Quality RV Repair/Devine Continuous Gutters/Bonnichson Auto Repair #38 machine of Jimmy Owen, out of Cottage Grove, was the runner-up and Jayson Nelson finished third. The Akin Racing #54 Monster of Crow's Scott Akin was fourth and the Trissell Floor Covering #51 of Marcola chauffeur Roy Kirk Jr. got fifth.

It would be a clean sweep of the evening's events for Gene Ashley as he was the Jim's Tire Factory Fast Time Award winner as well as victorious in both the Dot's Trophy Shop Trophy Dash and the heat race.

Eugene's Chris Sine showed his dominance once again in the Street Stock ranks. Taking the lead on the opening start the Pro Auto Racing/Pure Romance by April/Murphy Plywood/Stipe Engine Specialties #24 Camaro, of Sine, would dominant the competition. Out in front by over half a lap Sine would cruise to his third straight trip to the Huddle Automotive Repair victory lane.

The D&L Truck Parts/Robert Howell Logging/Todd's Auto Body/Clark Printing #85 Nova of Cottage Grove teenager Evan Britton in second while Steve Begely from Eugene was third in the Crooks Racing #00 Nova. Picking up a clean sweep, Sine, was the Jim's Tire Factory Fast Time Award winner and was triumphant in the Dot's Trophy Shop Trophy Dash and the heat race.

Last but not least the Quality RV Repair Hornets would be out in full force. Marcel Forte from Junction City would be the early race leader. Forte, in his Junction City Muffler Shop/Guaranty Chevrolet/Twisted Bit Arena/Forte Motorsports #23F Nissan Centra, led for most of the race but would start to receive some challengers in the later stages. Veneta's Joe Maricle would seize the lead on lap sixteen and kept his Royal Refuse Service #11 Toyota Celica in front of the field to pick up the win. It would mark the second time of the season that he has put his hot rod in Huddle Automotive Repair victory lane.

Josh Corley of Westfir was second in the Burnett Builders #7C Nissan 200SX followed by the Kiwi Fab/Tomlin's Auto & Tire/Trackside Auto Repair/Edge Construction Supply #7 Volvo Wagon of Eugene's Andrew Mathers in third. Crossing the wire in fourth was Chris Pierce from Cottage Grove in the Quality RV Repair/AP Media/Froggy's Towing #28 Acura Integra and Marcel Forte was fifth.

Josh Corley was the Jim's Tire Factory Fast Time Award winner and won the Dot's Trophy Shop Trophy Dash. Heat race wins were picked up by the Randy Kuhl owned More of Everything Racing Collectibles/DT Machine & Fab/Bigg Dogg Recycling/Rapid Delivery Service #17 Toyota Tacoma, driven by Dexter's Taunton Swaim, and Justin Austin of Pleasant Hill in the Mike Swaim owned Rapid Delivery Service/Bigg Dogg Recycling/DT Machine & Fab/Big B Tire #22A Toyota Tacoma.

Cottage Grove Speedway will be extremely busy this Memorial Day Weekend with three nights of action on tap. First the Kage Karts will be in competition for their second race of the season on Friday May 22nd while racing is scheduled for Saturday the 23rd and 24th. Classes on Saturday include the Clark Printing Extreme Sprints, IMCA Sport Mods, Street Stocks, and the Quality RV Repair Hornets while Sunday features the Western Sprint Tour 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, and the Quality RV Repair Hornets.

General admission to the Kart race on Friday will be FREE of charge. Pit Passes are $10.00 and Car and Driver fees will be $35.00. The Pit Gate will open up around 3:00 PM and the Pit Meeting is at 6:00 PM with Hot Laps and Racing to follow.

On Saturday Admission prices are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $10.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $5.00, and 5 & Under FREE. On Sunday tickets are Adults $15.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $13.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $8.00, and 5 & Under FREE. Both nights the Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45.

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Virginia Sprint Series Race #5 Saturday May 16th 2015 IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic Eastside Speedway Waynesboro, Va. Humphires Beats the Rain

Showers came early to delay the start of the races by a few minutes and then about five minutes after the races were over thunderstorms closed out the evening but Tom Humphries was able to take the second win of the year in between. Glenn Worrell and Brian Lawson had heat wins before it was off to the feature on a hurry up event race night. Chris Ware and Bill Rice took off and lead early as the field shuffled positions some on the way to the front. Ware was leading running the mid line as Humphries made his way to second then was putting pressure on Ware and went low in to the top spot on lap ten. Jerald Harris was there next to challenge Ware. Harris got by and took off after first. Glenn Worrell and French Grimes were coming through the field as the laps clicked by. With five top go Harris was closing on Humphries as Worrell and Grimes were closing in on the front two but laps ran out before Humphries would be caught as he went under the checkered flag first. At the line it was Tom Humphries, Jerald Harris, Glenn Worrell, French Grimes, Tony Harris, Chris Ware, Troy Severin, Brian Lawson, Kevin Fletcher, Charlie Ware, Anthony Linkenhoker, Bill Rice, Mike Keeton, Buckwheat Poore and Eliah Omwake. The next race will be Friday May 29th at Dixieland Speedway in Elizabeth City, NC. Thank you for your support Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

SODS Dazzle at Plymouth Speedway

By: Anita Soltis

(Plymouth, IN) It was a record setting night Saturday at Plymouth Speedway with the largest car count since the track turned to dirt. The drivers didn’t disappoint as six features graced the new competitive surface.

The Sprints on Dirt Series (SODS) appeared for the first time this season with a dominant Jared Horstman taking charge early in the feature. He was able to pass Ryan Ruhl who had a bobble coming out of the fourth turn on lap 3. Meanwhile, Ruhl and Dustin Daggett battled for second place. Lapped traffic helped close the gap for a charging Daggett, but he couldn’t make the pass before the end of the feature. Ruhl was able to claim the second podium spot while Daggett was third.

Two winged sprints rolled during the course of the race, but both drivers, Chase Ridenour and Brad Lamberson, were fine.

Brad Nichols won his first Dickies Restaurant 600 Open Sprints feature of the season after getting the lead from pole-sitter Ryan Ball. The two would stay in that order for the rest of the contest. Justin Bell was able to make some moves in the time-shortened feature. He moved up from sixth to third in just 10 laps to race into the final podium spot.

The WTCA Super Streets saw plenty of action in the third feature of the evening. Calvin Peek, Jr. wasted no time in finding the top of the running order and proved to be the one to beat. Mike Garver was door-to-door with Peek on lap five, but couldn’t make the pass before a caution came out on the track. On the restart, David Short closed in on Garver for second who started losing track position. Short got the spot and then Roger Duszynski went after Garver. Duszynski got the third place position, but Garver didn’t give up easily. Garver got right up to the bumper of Duszynski’s No. 44, but couldn’t get by him. Short made a late race attempt for the lead and almost beat Peek. The margin of victory was .05 seconds. Peek won the feature while Short came in second and Duszynski finished third.

Todd Sherman dominated the Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds race. He made the quick pass on pole-sitter Zeke McKenzie and stayed out front in the 20-lap feature. McKenzie held the second position until a mechanical failure would take him out of the race on lap five. Frank Marshall and Dillon Nusbaum battled for the second position throughout most of the race and were side-by-side for much of the feature. The two swapped between second and third, but Nusbaum edged out Marshall at the finish line. Sherman won his second consecutive race at the Playground of Power while Nusbaum and Marshall completed the podium.

John Rhoads came into the Walmart Thunder Stock feature undefeated. He began on the outside pole, and became the first place car after pole-sitter Trenton Vogts spun out of turn four on the first lap. Rhoads, Bryan Banta, Danny Dykhuizen were spread out for the first half of the race until a caution on lap 11. In the meantime, Jim Henson worked his way up from 12th position to battle for the third spot. He began working on Dykhuizen for the position on lap 15. It wasn’t until Dykhuizen had an issue when Henson grabbed the third position on the last lap. Dykhuizen finished eighth. John Rhoads remains undefeated while Bryan Banta took home second place and Jim Henson claimed third.

Joshua Lank worked four laps to get the lead from Loren Swanson in the Bane-Welker Cyber Stocks feature and ran away from the field. Once Lank took the lead, Swanson, Trent Kirby and Richard Lorff went three-wide for the second position. Trent couldn’t control his car and bumped both cars, but gathered it up and continued in the third position. Swanson moved up to third on lap eight when Trent had trouble coming out of turn two on lap 8. As the field came to the checkered flag, Joshua Lank enjoyed the lead in solitude, but Trent bumped Swanson out of the way in the middle of turns three and four. Trent snuck into the second podium spot while Swanson came in third.

It’s a big Memorial Day weekend at Plymouth Speedway when 20-time World of Outlaw Champion Steve Kinser competes in the Earl Gaerte Classic on Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m. ET. Join us for the event that will feature the All Stars 410 Winged Sprints and the Dickies Restaurant 600 Open Sprints. The purse for the 600 Open Sprints has grown so there should be plenty of drivers taking advantage of the opportunity. On Saturday, May 23, Ken Schrader will join the Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds class in a full night of racing. The Warsaw Hall of Fame will enter the next class of inductees on Saturday night as well. For more information, visit www.plymouthspeedway.net.

 

 

Bakkie, Haulot Antioch Speedway Winners

Don Martin II

Antioch, CA...May 16...Making his moving in traffic as leader Roy Fisher was slowed by a lapped car, point leader Kyle Bakkie went on to win the 20 lap Northern All Stars Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. Jake Haulot impressed with a flag to flag run to victory in the 20 lap Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event.

The Wingless Spec Sprints ran two heat races, and Fisher won his heat race ahead of Bakkie. NFL alumni Jeremy Newberry won the other heat race in front of Alan Miranda. Troubles in hot laps sidelined third ranked Marcus Smith early, and James East was also an early scratch. The heat wins gave Fisher and Newberry the front row for the Main Event with Bakkie starting third. Newberry raced into the early lead ahead of Fisher and Bakkie. Newberry was running strong in the lead until his car slowed in Turn 2 of the seventh lap and stalled on the back stretch. With Newberry's night ending early, Fisher led Bakkie and Miranda on the single file restart. The lead duo pulled away from the pack, and Fisher caught slower traffic by lap 14. The slower car ran on the bottom entering Turn 3, and Fisher followed him. Bakkie stuck his car up on the outside and raced past the two cars for the lead. Fisher got by the slower car and set about trying to regain the lead. Rick Panfili made a Turn 4 pass on lap 19 to take third from Miranda. Try as he might, Fisher could not get back around Bakkie. It was Bakkie picking up the impressive win ahead of Fisher, Panfili, Miranda, newcomer David Dias, Chase Wood Jr., Newberry and Ricky Brophy.

The Winged 360 Sprints had two heat races, and Chris Magoon won his heat race ahead of Art McCarthy. Shawn Arriaga won the other heat race in front of Chase Wood Sr. Haulot had the pole for the Main Event as McCarthy started fourth and Arriaga fifth. Haulot charged into the lead at the drop of the green flag ahead of McCarthy and Brandon Powell. The lead duo pulled away from the pack a little bit by lap five before Arriaga made his move past Powell on lap seven. Powell pitted his ill handling race car soon after as Arriaga closed the gap on the leaders. McCarthy stayed with Haulot in the non stop event, but the talented second generation racer made no mistakes. At the checerded flag, it was Haulot taking the victory ahead of McCarthy, Arriaga, Magoon, Wood, Doc Brophy and Powell.

Racing takes a two week hiatus at Antioch Speedway before returning on June 6th. That racing program will feature Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Wingless Spec Sprints, Limited Late Models and Hobby Stocks.

 

 

.127 Seconds Gives Heath the Win at Skagit Speedway

5/16/15

Alger, WA – It was fantastic night of racing at Skagit Speedway on Saturday night for the 5th round of the Dwayne Lane’s Family of Auto Centers Racing Series. Colton Heat thrilled the crowd with a last lap pass for the win in the 360 Sprint division. He was joined by Lance Sargent, Mark Carrell and Freddie Vela in victory lane.

The old adage in racing goes “The only lap you have to lead is the last.” Never was that more evident than in the 360 main, where Trey Starks led the first 25 laps before Colton Heath snuck past him on the final lap to claim the win. Starks and Heath started side by side on the front row, with Starks narrowly leading the first few laps before a caution came out. Starks would stretch his advantage on the restart until slower traffic emerged. By that point, Heath had faded back to third as Tayler Malsam made a run forward. Amongst heavy slower cars, Malsam showed Starks his wheel a couple of times, but Starks was making all the right moves in traffic and kept Malsam at bay. Heath regained the second spot on lap 16 when Malsam temporarily lost the handle and dropped back to 5th. Heath would set about trying to run down Starks and had closed to within two car lengths as the white flag flew. Heath tried a dive bomb move into turn three on Starks that appeared would come up short, but a red flag flew for fourth place running Brock Lemley before Starks took the checkered, setting up a green-white-checkered finish. Heath made no adjustments to his car during the open red that ensued, and on the subsequent restart, he made a move to the inside of Starks in turn one that pulled the two even. Heath started a slide job entering turn three, with Starks countering with a crossover to the low groove the retained the lead for him coming out of four. Heath went high into one while Starks put a slide job on Heath coming out of turn two to briefly retake the lead on the final lap. Heath would cross from top to bottom exiting turn two and returned the slide job as the pair entered the third corned. Starks went to make the crossover, just like the previous lap, but it was Heath with the superior forward bite winning the drag race to the finish line by .127 seconds. A disappointed Starks would settle for second with Malsam recovering up to third. Malsam was the evening’s fast time. Eric Fisher, Kyle Evans and Cam Smith were the heat race winners.

Lance Sargent put on a dominating performance in the Sportsman Sprint A Main. Sargent led all 25 laps of the main from the inside pole, turning away the challenges of Greg Otis and stretching out to a nice sized lead by the end of the main event. Sargent now has two wins in five total nights of Sprint Car Racing. For Otis, the second place finish marked a career best result. Bill Rude came up through the field to take third. Lee Hornbeck was the fastest qualifier. Cale Brooke, Rude and Devin Barnes won the heat races.

One of the best Shipwreck Beads Modified main events that Skagit Speedway has seen occurred on Saturday night, with Mark Carrell emerging victorious. Mel Decker led the first 22 laps under extreme pressure, first from Lawrence O’Connor, then from Carrell. Carrell and Decker went side by side for nearly 15 laps, in and amongst slower cars before Carrell caught a break with Decker pinned behind a slower car that had drifted up track on lap 23. The win was Mark’s first at Skagit Speedway, with Decker taking his best finish in a modified with second and O’Connor coming home third.

Freddie Vela is now three for four on the year in the Outlaw Tuners. Vela led from lap two to the finish, enjoying a healthy margin of victory. Clint Meins ran second with Jon Gunderson taking third. Vela won the first heat with Gunderson winning the other.

360 Sprint Cars Fast Time – Tayler Malsam 11.680 Heat 1 – Eric Fisher, Tayler Malsam, Robbie Price, Colton Heath, Greg Hamilton, Lawrance Kirkham, Bud Ashe, Michael Bollinger, Cory Samuelson Heat 2 – Kyle Evans, Jason Solwold, Steve Reeves, Chris Schmelzle, Phil Schemenauer, Nate Vaughn, Luke Didiuk, Steve James, Chase Goetz Heat 3 – Cam Smith, Derek Roberts, Trey Starks, Brock Lemley, Justin Youngquist, Steve Vague, Colton Akerstrom, Kelly Miller B Main – Michael Bollinger, Goetz, Vague, Samuelson, Ashe, Miller, Kirkham, Didiuk, James, Akerstrom, Vaughn A Main – Colton Heath, Starks, Malsam, Solwold, Goetz, Fisher, Schmelzle, Hamilton, Price, Roberts, Evans, Vague, Bollinger, Reeves, Schemenauer, Smith, Lemley, Youngquist Lap Leaders – Starks 1-25 Heath 26

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Lee Hornbeck 12.830 Heat 1 – Cale Brooke, Joe Lyon, Greg Otis, Ashley Lewellen, Lee Hornbeck, Brett McGhie, Glenn Reinstra, Victoria Cantu Heat 2 – Bill Rude, Lance Sargent, Ben Gunderson, Geoff Needham, Paul Burdick, Michael Hodel, Tyler Fox, Julian Fuentes Heat 3 – Devin Barnes, Trey Starks, Steve Parker, James Bundy, Adam Hinds, Roger Oudman, Trevor Cook B Main – Tyler Fox, McGhie, Hodel, Oudman, Cook, Reinstra A Main – Lance Sargent, Otis, Rude, Needham, Barnes, Hornbeck, Lyon, Gunderson, Fox, Starks, Brooke, Hodel, Parker, Burdick, Hinds, Lewellen, Bundy, McGhie Lap Leaders – Sargent 1-25

Shipwreck Beads Modifieds Heat 1 – Mark Carrell, Kevin Smith, Aaron Weston, Louis Nutter, Branden Nutter Heat 2 – Lawrence O’Connor, Mel Decker, Travis Meins, Becky Boudreau Main – Mark Carrell, Decker, O’Connor, Smith, Weston, L Nutter, Boudreau, B Nutter, Meins Lap Leaders – Decker 1-22 Carrell 23-25

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Jon Gunderson, Clint Meins, Matt Powers, Pat Patterson, Dan Butenschoen, Ben Wilton Heat 2 – Freddie Vela, Brandon Berg, Cliff Ballenger, Dalton Taylor, Howard Vos Main – Freddie Vela, Meins, Gunderson, Powers, Ballenger, Patterson, Berg, Butenschoen, Vos, Taylor Lap Leaders – Gunderson 1 Vela 2-17

 

 

 

Henderson Cruises, Haase Makes History at Knoxville!

by Bill Wright

Knoxville, IA, May 15, 2015 – Justin Henderson had no peer in driving the BDS Motorsports #1 to victory in 410 action at the Knoxville Raceway on Saturday. His seventh career win was worth $3,000. McKenna Haase made history in the 305 class as she became the first female feature winner in a sprint car at the historic Knoxville Raceway. Wayne Johnson scored his 11th career win in the 360 class.

Before a lap could be completed, RJ Johnson got upside down for the second week in a row after contact with another car to start the 20-lap 410 feature. Tasker Phillips was also caught up in the accident with nowhere to go. Dusty Zomer was also involved, but the team made repairs and had him back out to rejoin the tail of the field. Lynton Jeffrey was not as lucky and retired.

Ian Madsen led early over Henderson and Logan Forler. Brooke Tatnell moved into third a lap later, and Brian Brown followed him into fourth on lap three. Henderson shot by Madsen to lead lap four, right before Bronson Maeschen spun in turn three, collecting Dustin Selvage.

Henderson led Madsen, Tatnell, Brown and Danny Lasoski back to green flag racing. Just two more laps were in the books before Aaron Reutzel blew a left rear tire, collecting Tim Kaeding, who got upside down. No one was injured. On the restart, Lasoski and Terry McCarl moved into fourth and fifth. Both moved by Tatnell for third and fourth three laps later.

Brown would spin when trying to get by Tatnell for fith on lap 11 bringing out the final caution. Henderson had no peer, pulling away from Madsen. Lasoski would shoot to second, but couldn’t make up any ground on the Sioux Falls driver. Following Henderson and Lasoski to the checkers, were Madsen, McCarl and Davey Heskin. Don Droud Jr., who had climbed as high as fifth, earned hard-charger honors, going from 19th to sixth. Dusty Zomer recovered seventh from the tail, and Tatnell, Brown and Austin McCarl completed the top ten. Brown registered quick time and also won his heat race. Henderson and Lasoski won the other heats, as all heat winners came from sixth. Austin McCarl won the B main.

“I was really happy with this racecar all night,” said Henderson in Victory Lane. “It was fast from the word ‘go’. Bryan (Sunby) has really done his homework. We switched to EMI chassis this year…and Parker power, you can’t do any better. It’s really fun to drive. I didn’t know if Lasoski was all over me, but I had a feeling he was right there. I made some mistakes, because I was running too hard. It’s a little lesson for next week. Be confident and have patience.”

Wayne Johnson led the entirety of the 18-lap 360 main event. Clint Garner trailed him early on, followed by pole-sitter, Matt Moro. The race saw three caution flags fly. On lap three, Calvin Landis came to a stop in turn two. Keoni Texeira spun on lap eight, and Dakota Hendrickson contacted the infield wall on the front straight on that restart.

When things went green, Garner made a bid at Johnson for the lead, but Wayne drove the #77x between Garner and the turn two wall to shoot down the backstretch. Justin Henderson would come on in the late going, edging Garner in the final corner for second. Nate Van Haaften was fourth, and Tony Shilling fifth. Joe Beaver, Russ Hall, Jack Dover, Jon Agan and Ryan Roberts rounded out the top ten. Garner registered quick time, and Johnson, Roberts and Henderson won heat races.

“I ran up on a couple of those guys (lapped traffic) pretty quick,” said Johnson in Victory Lane. “I wasn’t expecting to get there that quick. John Cooley, back in Australia…he built that frame and sent a couple over for us to try. He said I’d love it, and he was right. That’s a brand new Charlie Fisher power plant. We’re able to run here for a couple of weeks so we want to get ready for the 360 Nationals. I think we’re going to put (the car) away. I wanted to block the slide job (from Garner) on the restart, but I was so good on the top. I saw him there, and I knew he was going to try it. He’s a good racer and he gave me room there on the top.”

Before a lap could get completed in the 15-lap 305 feature, Brad Bowman flipped in turn one. Fellow rookie Trevor Smith was also involved and the pair were uninjured, but done for the night. Another rookie, Chase Wanner, took the early lead, while McKenna Haase’s move into second was negated when the caution flew for debris on the track.

On the restart, Wanner led Tanner Edwards, Haase, Chris Walraven and J Kinder back to green. Just two more laps were in the books before Kevin Hetrick spun. Kinder shot from sixth to third on the restart. On lap four, Ben Woods got into the wall, as the yellow flag flew again.

While Wanner was using the cushion, Haase found the inside groove to her liking, and she shot by the leader on lap six. Two more cautions would come out, one for Rob Weuve on lap seven, and one for Tanner Edwards on lap 11. Haase shot away from the field in clean air to record the first ever sprint car win by a female in Knoxville Raceway history. Wanner, Kinder, Stacey Alexander and Kade Higday followed her to the checkers. Hard-charger, Mitchell Alexander, Chris Walraven, Hetrick, Mike Mayberry and Devin Kline rounded out the top ten. Haase set quick time, while Stacey Alexander, Higday and Mitchell Alexander took the heat races.

“I don’t think it’s sank in yet,” said Haase, who will graduate from Carlisle High School on Sunday. “This was the night I told everyone I wanted to win, because I wanted to be on a podium two days in a row. This is a dream come true!”

Join us next Saturday night, May 23 for Pizza Hut Night! All three divisions of Knoxville Championship Cup Series sprint cars will be back in action. For more information on the Knoxville Raceway, visit www.KnoxvilleRaceway.com!

Results from Knoxville Raceway

410 Results

Time Trials, 2 laps (Qualifying Order): 1. 21, Brian Brown, Grain Valley, MO (17), 15.575; 2. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (9), 15.662; 3. 2, Danny Lasoski, Dover, MO (13), 15.692; 4. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (22), 15.725; 5. 55, Brooke Tatnell, Sans Souci, NSW, Aus (4), 15.733; 6. 18, Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, Aust (28), 15.821; 7. 96, Bronson Maeschen, Pleasantville, IA (14), 15.891; 8. 17A, Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA (12), 15.895; 9. 2L, Logan Forler, Boise, ID (18), 15.930; 10. 7, Dustin Selvage, Indianola, IA (23), 15.987; 11. 56, Davey Heskin, St. Michael, MN (1), 15.988; 12. 4, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (15), 15.997; 13. 82, Dusty Zomer, Sioux Falls, SD (2), 16.015; 14. 71A, RJ Johnson, Tampa, FL (5), 16.015; 15. 87, Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX (7), 16.016; 16. 7TAZ, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (24), 16.016; 17. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (29), 16.018; 18. 2B, Bill Balog, Brookfield, WI (8), 16.037; 19. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (16), 16.113; 20. 7R, Ryan Bunton, Morton, IL (3), 16.119; 21. 75, Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, Aust (27), 16.144; 22. 3, Tim Kaeding, San Jose, CA (26), 16.183; 23. 2KS, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (10), 16.239; 24. 10, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (19), 16.330; 25. O9, Matt Juhl, Sioux Falls, SD (25), 16.347; 26. 25, Dylan Peterson, Hartford, SD (6), 16.364; 27. 19, Bob Weuve, Newton, IA (20), 17.134; 28. 12, Lynton Jeffrey, Prairie City, IA (11), NT; 29. 45, Mark Johnson, Des Moines, IA (30), NT; 30. 20, AJ Moeller, Rockwell City, IA (21), NT.

Heat one (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Brian Brown (6); 2. Dusty Zomer (2); 3. Tim Kaeding (8); 4. Bronson Maeschen (4); 5. Terry McCarl (5); 6. Dustin Selvage (3) / 7. Josh Schneiderman (7); 8. Lynton Jeffrey (10); 9. Matt Juhl (9); 10. Tasker Phillips (1)

Heat two (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (6); 2. Chris Martin (1); 3. Brooke Tatnell (5); 4. Davey Heskin (3); 5. RJ Johnson (2); 6. Dylan Peterson (9) / 7. Ryan Bunton (7); 8. Don Droud Jr. (8); 9. Mark Johnson (10); 10. Austin McCarl (4)

Heat three (started), 8 Laps, NT: 1. Danny Lasoski (6); 2. Bill Balog (1); 3. Ian Madsen (5); 4. Aaron Reutzel (2); 5. Logan Forler (4); 6. Dakota Hendrickson (3) / 7. Matt Moro (8); 8. Glen Saville (7); 9. Bob Weuve (9) DNS – AJ Moeller

B main (started), 12 Laps, 3:33.6: 1. Austin McCarl (1); 2. Don Droud Jr. (6); 3. Josh Schneiderman (3); 4. Lynton Jeffrey (10); 5. Ryan Bunton (4); 6. Tasker Phillips (2) / 7. Matt Juhl (8); 8. Glen Saville (5); 9. Bob Weuve (9); 10. Mark Johnson (11); 11. Matt Moro (7) DNS – AJ Moeller

A main (started), 20 Laps, NT: 1. Justin Henderson (4); 2. Danny Lasoski (8); 3. Ian Madsen (2); 4. Terry McCarl (5); 5. Davey Heskin (11); 6. Don Droud Jr. (19); 7. Dusty Zomer (13); 8. Brooke Tatnell (6); 9. Brian Brown (3); 10. Austin McCarl (9); 11. Josh Schneiderman (21); 12. Bill Balog (17); 13. Ryan Bunton (23); 14. Chris Martin (16); 15. Dylan Peterson (20); 16. Logan Forler (1); 17. Aaron Reutzel (15); 18. Tim Kaeding (18); 19. Dakota Hendrickson (12); 20. Bronson Maeschen (7); 21. Dustin Selvage (10); 22. Lynton Jeffrey (22); 23. RJ Johnson (14); 24. Tasker Phillips (24). Lap Leaders: Madsen 1-3, Henderson 4-20. Hard-charger: Droud.

360 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 40, Clint Garner, Sioux Falls, SD (6), 16.449; 2. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (25), 16.661; 3. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (19), 16.684; 4. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (14), 16.687; 5. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (3), 16.723; 6. 1, Justin Henderson, Sioux Falls, SD (20), 16.777; 7. 77X, Wayne Johnson, Knoxville, IA (7), 16.817; 8. 14, Randy Martin, California, MO (9), 16.835; 9. 2M, Matt Moro, Polk City, IA (27), 16.838; 10. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (5), 16.886; 11. 9, Ryan Giles, West Des Moines, IA (15), 16.958; 12. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (26), 16.980; 13. 53D, Jack Dover, Springfield, NE (16), 17.024; 14. 35L, Cody Ledger, Omaha, NE (4), 17.094; 15. 10, Calvin Landis, Knoxville, IA (13), 17.152; 16. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (23), 17.219; 17. 18, Ryan Roberts, Aurora, NE (17), 17.258; 18. 9M, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (18), 17.344; 19. 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (2), 17.353; 20. 8L, Tom Lenz, Marion, IA (24), 17.435; 21. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (1), 17.442; 22. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (21), 17.534; 23. 59KB, Mike Philben, Knoxville, IA (22), 17.655; 24. 50, Keoni Texeira, Honolulu, HI (11), 18.346; 25. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (12), 19.496; 26. 2, Tyler Brooks, Knoxville, IA (10), 20.068; 27. 3P, Sawyer Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (8), NT.

Heat one (started), 7 Laps, 2:02.6: 1. Wayne Johnson (4); 2. Jack Dover (2); 3. Russ Hall (3); 4. Dustin Clark (1); 5. Clint Garner (6); 6. Jon Agan (5); 7. Chris Martin (8); 8. Dakota Hendrickson (7) DNS – John Anderson

Heat two (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.5: 1. Ryan Roberts (1); 2. Nate Van Haaften (6); 3. Randy Martin (4); 4. Tony Shilling (5); 5. Cody Ledger (2); 6. Tyler Brooks (9); 7. Ryan Giles (3); DQ (Did not report to scales) Tom Lenz (7) DNS – Ryan Giles

Heat three (started), 7 Laps, 2:03.9: 1. Justin Henderson (5); 2. Ricky Montgomery (1); 3. Joe Beaver (3); 4. Matt Moro (4); 5. Calvin Landis (2); 6. Alan Zoutte (7) DQ (Did not report to scales) Keoni Texeira (8) DNS – Jamie Ball, Sawyer Phillips

A main (started), 18 Laps, NT: 1. Wayne Johnson (2); 2. Justin Henderson (6); 3. Clint Garner (3); 4. Nate Van Haaften (4); 5. Tony Shilling (5); 6. Joe Beaver (10); 7. Russ Hall (9); 8. Jack Dover (11); 9. Jon Agan (8); 10. Ryan Roberts (15); 11. Randy Martin (7); 12. Cody Ledger (12); 13. Jamie Ball (19); 14. Chris Martin (22); 15. Dustin Clark (14); 16. Matt Moro (1); 17. Sawyer Phillips (25); 18. Ricky Montgomery (16); 19. Keoni Texeira (18); 20. Tom Lenz (17); 21. Dakota Hendrickson (20); 22. Alan Zoutte (21); 23. Mike Philben (23); 24. Tyler Brooks (24); 25. Calvin Landis (13) DNS – Ryan Giles, John Anderson. Lap Leader: W. Johnson 1-18. Hard-charger: C. Martin.

305 Results

Time Trials (Group Qualifying): 1. 55M, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (24), 17.727; 2. 15, Christian Bowman, Altoona, IA (6), 17.745; 3. 56W, Chris Walraven, Knoxville, IA (23), 17.836; 4. 33, Trevor Smith, Sanborn, IA (12), 17.862; 5. O, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (3), 17.922; 6. 35, Kevin Hetrick, Gladstone, IL (19), 17.948; 7. 7, Tanner Edwards, Van Meter, IA (5), 17.981; 8. 88, J Kinder, Holts Summit, MO (22), 18.153; 9. 85, Chase Wanner, Agency, IA (16), 18.184; 10. 71C, Stacey Alexander, Lacona, IA (21), 18.222; 11. 24, Kade Higday, Pleasant Hill, IA (11), 18.320; 12. 41, Jeff Wilke, Genoa, IL (7), 18.328; 13. 71G, Cody Ambers, Knoxville, IA (17), 18.344; 14. 50K, Kevin Hiemstra, Knoxville, IA (2), 18.401; 15. 56, Joe Simbro, Pleasantville, IA (13), 18.449; 16. 36, Christopher Scank, Cedar Rapids, IA (20), 18.454; 17. 11B, Ben Woods, Newton, IA (15), 18.472; 18. 6, Mitchell Alexander, Knoxville, IA (18), 18.573; 19. 76, Brad Comegys, Bondurant, IA (10), 18.625; 20. 51, Corey Kautz, Urbandale, IA (1), 19.260; 21. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (14), 20.094; 22. 76D, Don Dawson III, Indianola, IA (9), 20.346; 23. 82, Lee Patterson, Des Moines, IA (8), 20.508; 24. 5J, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (4), 21.225.

Heat one (started), 6 Laps, 1:51.0: 1. Stacey Alexander (3); 2. Tanner Edwards (4); 3. Trevor Smith (5); 4. McKenna Haase (6); 5. Cody Ambers (2); 6. Christopher Scank (1); 7. Brad Comegys (7); 8. Don Dawson III (8)

Heat two (started), 6 Laps, 1:53.4: 1. Kade Higday (3); 2. J Kinder (4); 3. Ben Woods (1); 4. Christian Bowman (6); 5. Mike Mayberry (5); 6. Kevin Hiemstra (2); 7. Lee Patterson (8); 8. Corey Kautz (7)

Heat three (started), 6 Laps, NT: 1. Mitchell Alexander (1); 2. Jeff Wilke (3); 3. Chris Walraven (6); 4. Joe Simbro (2); 5. Chase Wanner (4); 6. Devin Kline (8); 7. Kevin Hetrick (5); 8. Rob Weuve (7);

A main (started), 15 Laps, NT: 1. McKenna Haase (3); 2. Chase Wanner (1); 3. J Kinder (7); 4. Stacey Alexander (9); 5. Kade Higday (10); 6. Mitchell Alexander (17); 7. Chris Walraven (8); 8. Kevin Hetrick (19); 9. Mike Mayberry (6); 10. Devin Kline (18); 11. Cody Ambers (12); 12. Joe Simbro (14); 13. Brad Comegys (20); 14. Don Dawson III (21); 15. Rob Weuve (22); 16. Lee Patterson (23); 17. Tanner Edwards (2); 18. Christopher Scank (15); 19. Kevin Hiemstra (13); 20. Ben Woods (16); 21. Jeff Wilke (11); 22. Christian Bowman (4); 23. Trevor Smith (5) DNS – Corey Kautz. Lap Leaders: Wanner 1-5, Haase 6-15. Hard-charger: M. Alexander.

 

 

East Bay Raceway

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway on Saturday night it was Ed Hill winning the Limited Late Models, Stephen Hohlbaugh in the Foster’s Auto Truck Outlaw Fours, Danny Martin, Jr. in the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints, Jeremy Simpson in the V8 Warriors and Dan Darnell in the Florida Old Time Modifieds.

In the Limited Late Models 15-lap feature it was Ed Hill picking up his second feature win in a row over Paul Gibbs and Forrest Gough in the top three. John Bradley and Gibbs won their heats.

In the Foster’s Auto Truck Outlaw Fours 15-lap feature it was Stephen Hohlbaugh picking up the win after Brandon Yates win was disallowed for issues in tech. Billy Dukes, Jr. and Eric Knight rounded out the top three. Dukes, Jr. also won the heat race.

In the 25-lap Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints feature it was Danny Martin, Jr. picking up the win with Matt Kurtz and Mark Reul, Jr. rounding out the top three. Garrett Green, Johnnie Alexander and Keith Butler all won their heats.

In the Florida Old Time Modifieds feature it was Dan Darnell winning with Jamie Frankland and Tom McDonald rounding out the top three. Darnell also won the heat race.

In the 15-lap V8 Warriors feature it was Jeremy Simpson winning his third feature of the year with Jason Burnside and Raymond Vann rounding out the top three. Simpson also won his heat race.

Action continues next Saturday May 23rd with the Late Models, Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks and the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers. For information, visit eastbayracewaypark.com or call 813-677-7223.

EAST BAY RACEWAY Saturday's results

Limited Late Models (15-lap feature) 1. 117H Ed Hill 2. 2 Paul Gibbs 3. 21 Forrest Gough 4. X John Bradley 5. 985 Henry Burnside 6. 22 Billy Howard, Jr. 7. 10 Ryan Shields 8. 71 Chris Livernois 9. 45 Roger Crouse 10. 25 Jim Rowley

Foster’s Auto Truck Outlaw Fours (15-lap feature) 1. 75 Stephen Hohlbaugh 2. 15 Billy Dukes, Jr. 3. Eric Knight 4. 88 Thomas Braswell 5. 41 Mark Moniz 6. 42 Candie Moniz 7. 17 Mark Nagel 8. 53 Brandon Yates (DQ-Deck Height) 9. 19 Jake Hampton (DNS)

Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints (25-lap feature) 1. 24 Danny Martin, Jr. 2. 82 Matt Kurtz 3. 83 Mark Ruel, Jr. 4. 3A AJ Maddox 5. G6 Brandon Grugbaugh 6. 02 Gene Lasker 7. 19 Keith Butler 8. 55 Kerry Gilbert 9. 38 Tony Agin 10. 5 Hayden Campbell 11. 28 Garrett Green 12. 30 DJ Peeples 13. 16 Ben Fritz 14. 23d Dylan Colding 15. 44A Mike Steinruck 16. 31 Andrew Griffin 17. 3T Johnnie Alexander (DNS)

Florida Old Time Modifieds Bombers (12-lap feature) 1. 111 Dan Darnell 2. 1 Jamie Frankland 3. 22B Tom McDonald 4. 47 Roger Herbach 5. 3 Charlie Mixon 6. 53 Randy Alverez 7. 22s Mark Steve 8. 46 David Kelly 9. 75 Pat Patterson (DNS)

V8 Warriors (15-lap feature) 1. 73 Jeremy Simpson 2. 12j Jason Burnside 3. 32 Raymond Vann 4. 18 Nicholas Schneider 5. 55R Roy Woodhouse 6. 15 Randy Tyler 7. 09 Jessica Robbins 8. 48 James Paes 9. 78 Doug Morris 10. 10 Justin Meeks (DQ-No Muffler)

 

 

Quick Review/Full Results: Cap Henry and T.J. Michael Earn F.A.S.T. Victories at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 16th

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, Ohio (May 16th, 2015) - Despite Mother Nature being a threat for a second consecutive night and claiming action in all parts of the country, the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title program at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio went on as scheduled. ‘The Track That Action Built’ hosted 31 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series sprint cars and 22 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series sprint cars on Saturday night. It was night #6 of the 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ championship chase and night #4 of the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ championship chase.

Cap Henry would earn his second consecutive Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service victory of the weekend on Saturday night at the Fremont Speedway. Henry, who captured the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series main event win on Friday night, May 15th at the Attica Raceway Park, battled defending F.A.S.T. champion Byron Reed for a majority of the 30-lap main event at Fremont; taking full command on lap 16 and holding on for the $2,500 victory. The Bellevue, Ohio native now joins Dean Jacobs as a two-time F.A.S.T. feature winner in 2015.

Byron Reed would hold on for second; followed by Craig Mintz, Cole Duncan, and Chris Andrews. F.A.S.T ‘410’ Championship Series rookie Nate Dussel would come home sixth, with Stuart Brubaker, Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, and Dale Blaney rounding out the top-ten. Nate Dussel was the main event hard charger; climbing from the inside of row number nine to finish 6th.

T.J. Michael became the fourth different JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro main event winner of the 2015 season on Saturday night at Fremont Speedway. Michael, a Plano, Texas native who commutes from Texas each and every week to compete in northwestern Ohio, took command of the main event on lap nine, and held off pole sitter Alvin Roepke for the 25-lap victory. Jordan Ryan, Ricky Peterson, and Paul Weaver rounded out the top-five. ‘Smokin’ Joe’ McEwen was the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series hard charger; rallying from 22nd to finish 14th. T.J. Michael now joins Jordan Ryan, Bobby Clark, and Jamie Miller in the 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series win column.

F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series preliminary action would see Dale Blaney set the fastest time of the night during qualifying time trials. The defending ‘All Star’ champion recorded an official time of 12.857 seconds. Brian Smith, Stuart Brubaker, ‘410’ rookie Tyler Gunn, and Duane Zablocki each earned heat race victories. Dean Jacobs earned the evening’s dash victory; securing the pole position for the 30-lap main event. D.J. Foos earned the B-main win over Dale Blaney, Caleb Griffith, and T.J. Michael.

Steve Rando, Jamie Miller, and Jordan Ryan all earned F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series heat race victories at Fremont Speedway.

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #6 - Saturday, May 16th, 2015:

Fremont Speedway - 5/16/2015

Roots Poultry Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (31 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance

1. 1-Dale Blaney, 12.857; 2. 21-DJ Foos, 12.863; 3. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.896; 4. 22-Cole Duncan, 12.915; 5. 53-Cap Henry, 12.921; 6. 19-Chris Andrews, 12.954; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs, 13.116; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.144; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.261; 10. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.284; 11. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.312; 12. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.312; 13. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.347; 14. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.394; 15. 4-Tracy Hines, 13.406; 16. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 13.408; 17. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.421; 18. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.429; 19. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.479; 20. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.554; 21. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.621; 22. 10X-Dustin Stroup, 13.690; 23. 85-Mike Terry Jr, 14.076; 24. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.132; 25. 14-Chad Wilson, 14.164; 26. 16M-Jim Morris, 14.252; 27. 4T-Josh Turner, 14.439; 28. 23-Jimmy Light, 14.707; 29. 33K-Kyle Patrick, 14.927; 30. 51-Kyle Baker, 15.012; 31. 27-Beau Stewart, 99.990

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2+-Brian Smith[1] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 7. 33K-Kyle Patrick[8] ; 8. 14-Chad Wilson[7]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 40DD-Nate Dussel[2] ; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[5] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 6. 21-DJ Foos[6] ; 7. 16M-Jim Morris[7] ; 8. 51-Kyle Baker[8]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 4. 4-Tracy Hines[3] ; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 6. 85-Mike Terry Jr[1] ; 7. 4T-Josh Turner[7]

Heat 4 - The Computer Man (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 6. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 7. 23-Jimmy Light[7]

Dash - Borer Glass & Mirror (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[2] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 6. 19-Chris Andrews[3]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 21-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 5. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[6] ; 7. 23-Jimmy Light[12] ; 8. 85-Mike Terry Jr[8] ; 9. 14-Chad Wilson[9] ; 10. 10X-Dustin Stroup[7] ; 11. 16-Stuart Brubaker[-] ; 12. 33K-Kyle Patrick[13] ; 13. 51-Kyle Baker[14] ; 14. 27-Beau Stewart[15] ; 15. 4T-Josh Turner[11]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 53-Cap Henry[2]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[3]; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[8]; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[4]; 5. 19-Chris Andrews[6]; 6. 40DD-Nate Dussel[17]; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[9]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5]; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer[7]; 10. 1-Dale Blaney[11]; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[20]; 12. 33M-Caleb Griffith[13]; 13. 6M-Max Stambaugh[15]; 14. 2+-Brian Smith[19]; 15. 4-Tracy Hines[10]; 16. 21-DJ Foos[12]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael[14]; 18. 97-Dean Jacobs[1]; 19. 68G-Tyler Gunn[18]; 20. 83M-Broc Martin[16]

Hard Charger: 40DD-Nate Dussel[+11]

Full Results: JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro - Night #4 - Saturday, May 16th, 2015:

Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints (22 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 2. 10-Josh Harrison[5] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[4] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 5. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs[1] ; 8. 44M-Joe McEwen[-]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 39-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer[2]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 2. 18-TJ Michael[4] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 5. 18N-Frank Neill[5] ; 6. 24-Alex Paden[7] ; 7. 37-Austin Ream[6]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 18-TJ Michael[5]; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[1]; 3. 5R-Jordan Ryan[7]; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[6]; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[3]; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[12]; 7. 19R-Steve Rando[9]; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[8]; 9. 10-Josh Harrison[4]; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[14]; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[11]; 12. 11G-Luke Griffith[10]; 13. 77I-John Ivy[13]; 14. 44M-Joe McEwen[22]; 15. 37-Austin Ream[21]; 16. 18N-Frank Neill[15]; 17. 87-Brian Gibbs[19]; 18. 75-Jerry Dahms[17]; 19. 44-Kyle Farmer[20]; 20. 39-Jamie Miller[2]; 21. 7M-Brandon Moore[16]; 22. 24-Alex Paden[18]

Hard Charger: 44M-Joe McEwen[+8]

History Note: Cap Henry and Jamie Miller each earned F.A.S.T. victories on Friday evening, May 15th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. Henry earned the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series victory over Dale Blaney and Stuart Brubaker. It was Henry’s first F.A.S.T. win of the 2015 season. Jamie Miller picked up the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series win at Attica Raceway Park; holding off Jordan Ryan and Steve Rando. Like Henry, it was Miller’s first F.A.S.T. win of the season.

Looking Ahead: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service competition will resume on Friday and Saturday, June 5th & 6th back at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway. The JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will not return to action until Friday and Saturday, June 12th& 13th.

Social Media: Be sure to stay updated with everything F.A.S.T. related and ‘Like’ F.A.S.T. on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow F.A.S.T. on Twitter at @FASTseries.

Questions: Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2015 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2015 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2015 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, Productive Tools & Equipment, UNOH, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Zaps Patriot Sprint Tour Field at Black Rock Speedway

Rich Vleck, DUNDEE, NY, (May 15, 2015)- On a night that started off wet and looked like that passing would be held to a minimum, Jared Zimbardi opened up new lanes and plenty of eyes as he stole the show and made a rain-delayed event worth it for not just him, but for the fans as well.

Zimbardi, 28, of Bradford, PA, drove up from the fifth starting position and made an impressive three-wide maneuver on lap 11 to move from third to first on the bottom of the track to take the lead and never look back to win the Patriot Sprint Tour Event at Black Rock Speedway. “The Juice” first passed Jason Barney entering turn one and then got along-side his brother-in-law Kyle Drum and completed a slide job on him in turns 3 and 4 to take over the top spot.

“The car was really drivable tonight, it could go anywhere,” noted Zimbardi, the defending PST America and Canada Champion in Victory Lane. “That makes it fun to drive.”

The evening started off slow as persistent sprinkles turned in to steady rain right before hot laps. With cancellation a distinct possibility, all racers in attendance, along with BRS Management, banded together to go for it. The result was a fast and smooth racetrack, but also one that struggled to find multiple grooves; that is until feature time.

It became clear in the opening laps of the 25-lap A-Main that the bottom groove of the 4/10-mile oval was coming alive. Jason Barney was the early driver on the move, driving from fourth up to second and applying pressure on early leader Drum. Zimbardi made it a three-car battle, using an even lower groove to make a bold three-wide pass.

“I was getting a real good run coming in to the bottom of (turn) one because the mud and slime was starting to go away and turn in to traction and I think (Jason) Barney just pushed a little bit there and I was able to squeak underneath him and I got next to Kyle (Drum),” recalled Zimbardi. “I knew (Drum) wouldn’t do anything dirty, he’s a real clean driver and you know what, they are getting better and he’s going to win one of these real soon.”

Once taking the top spot, the three-time PST America Champion was mellifluous in lapped traffic, keeping a safe distance over Drum’s No. 47. The second and final caution would occur on lap 20, and on the ensuing restart Zimbardi was again perfect as he would cruise to his fourth career win at in his 35th start in his No. 35 in Dundee.

The win was Zimbardi’s 20th career Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main Victory and also extended his streak to seven consecutive seasons with at least one win.

Kyle Drum was pleased with runner-up effort, noting in Victory Lane that if he is going to get bit, Zimbardi would be the one that he would want to have beat him. The Wayland, NY driver has been running sprint cars for well over a decade, but was making just his fourth start at Black Rock in the last 10 years. Drum did win the Hoosier Tire Canada/ Mike Emhof Motorsports Tire that is awarded each night.

Pole Position Raceway Polesitter Bryan Howland slid back to fourth before driving back around Jason Barney on a late-race restart to land on the podium for the third consecutive feature. Howland’s No. 51 was smoking for much of the feature with oil hitting the hot headers, but he was able to pad his PST America point lead.

Justin Barger was also quick on a late-race restart, as he drove up for sixth to fourth in the final five laps for his second-straight fourth place finish. Jason Barney appeared to have the quickest car early in the feature but a slow leak in his right rear tire had his No. 87 fade back to round out the top five.

Heat race winner Tommy Wickham climbed up in to the top five before settling in sixth, while Sammy Reakes IV placed in seventh in just his second sprint start at BRS. Scott Kreutter won the Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash4Cash and came home in eighth, with Matt Tanner and Paul Habeck completing the top 10.

A total of 22 sprints were in the pits for the third PST America event of the season. Along with Wickham, Steve Collins and Dave Just scored the heat race wins on the fast and smooth surface laid out on Friday Night.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 5/15/15, Black Rock Speedway, Dundee, NY.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Jared Zimbardi (35), 2. Kyle Drum (47), 3. Bryan Howland (51), 4. Justin Barger (5), 5. Jason Barney (87*), 6. Tommy Wickham (75), 7. Sammy Reakes IV (17), 8. Scott Kreutter (52), 9. Matt Tanner (90), 10. Paul Habeck (25H), 11. Tyler Graves (25G), 12. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 13. George Suprick (87), 14. Steve Collins (67), 15. Scott Just (54JR), 16. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 17. Paulie Colagiovanni (10), 18. Steve Glover (121), 19. Will Glover (21), 20. Alysha Ruggles (48A), 21. Dave Just (54J), 22. Ed Kelley (20k).

Lap Leaders- Drum 1-10, Zimbardi 11-25.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Scott Kreutter (52), 2. Paul Habeck (25H), 3. Paulie Colagiovanni (10), 4. Tyler Graves (25G), 5. Sammy Reakes IV (17), 6. Alysha Ruggles (48A).

Heats (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: Wickham, Drum, Zimbardi, Kreutter, Reakes, Tanner, S. Glover, Kelley.

Race 2: D. Just, Barney, Howland, Graves, S. Just, Suprick, D. Ruggles.

Race 3: Collins, Barger, Habeck, A. Ruggles, Colagiovanni, W. Glover, Hutchinson.

Hoosier Tire Canada/ Mike Emhof Motorsports Recipient: Drum

Pole Position Raceway Pole Winner: Howland

Patriot Sprint Tour America Point Standings (Top 10)- Howland 432, Reakes 390, Drum 376, T. Wickham 366, Kreutter 348, Collins 346, S. Just 334, D. Just 328, Hutchinson 324, Colagiovanni 322.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash4Cash Series Standings (Top Three)- Zimbardi 12, Kreutter 10, Collins 6.

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- T. Wickham 24, Tanner 18, D. Just 12, Zimbardi and Suprick 11.

Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader Standings (Top Five)- Barney and Stillwaggon 16, Zimbardi 15, Hebing, Drum and Poirier 10.

 

 

SMEE AND DOHERTY DOMINATE VALVOLINE RACEWAY FINALE

Official release: Valvoline Raceway

May 16, 2015

Nathan Smee and David Doherty were jubilant winners of the Speedcar 50 Lapper and Late Model Easternapolis respectively tonight at Valvoline Raceway.

Despite chilly conditions a good crowd came out to enjoy some truly memorable racing and some real highwire acts of heroism on track with Doherty recording his third main event win of the season in clinching the biggest win to date of his career in the Easternapolis.

Driving the #25 Active Power Steering entry the former Sprintcar driver fended off several serious challenges for his supremacy from Australian champion Darren Kane and veteran racer Darryl Grimson before edging away to score a popular victory.

Ryan Fenech stormed back to make the podium with a strong third place finish behind Grimson in second.

Tim Bink was solid to claim fourth place in the 30 lap affair to narrowly hold out David Robertson who blitzed back to fifth after being sent to the rear for spinning Bink early in the race.

Ben Nicastri was sixth ahead Liam Heaton seventh, Gary Bryans eighth, Todd Bayley ninth, Barry Kelleher tenth, Michael Hickey eleventh and Jeff Searle classified as the last car running in twelfth.

With cool conditions and a hooked up track Todd Bayley set a track record in his first heat only to see Ben Nicastri lower that mark one race later and claim the record as his own.

Nathan Smee came from position #20 to take his career fifth 50 Lapper victory driving Brett Thomas’ Illuminated Water Esslinger but it was never going to be easy for the hard charging Sydneysider with the depth of talent in the field on hand tonight.

Four times Australian champion Adam Clarke pushed Smee all the way to the chequered flag and the two made significant contact on the main straight with only one lap to go – both being lucky not to get upside down in the process.

“Yeah we go hard,” said Smee later, “we race each other hard but it’s always fair. Neither one of us wants to lose. Sometimes it gets pretty wild.”

Clarke sped his Polar Ice #A1 to second place.

There were several personal bests on the night including Matt Jackson who scored a fantastic third place finish in one of the drives of the night.

Mark Brown was in the wars all night (his car was damaged by a push car as he was pushing off for his first heat and he missed the race as a result) but he bravely battled back to fourth by the race’s end.

West Aussie teenager Nick Rowe was superb in his best Valvoline Raceway result to claim a top five finish over a career best also finish for Aiden Corish to come home in sixth.

Troy Jenkins brought the BOC Gases Toyota home in seventh over younger brother Darren who actually led several laps and showed great speed all night.

Kiwi Michael Pickens was fast as always but an untimely spin with only two laps to go (whilst running for second) saw him have to blaze from the rear at the restart he caused to finish ninth ahead of the rapidly improving Canberra youngster Michael Stewart in tenth.

Stewart had actually rolled over earlier in the race so his recovery to top ten from the rear was epic.

Brayden Willmington was solid all night for eleventh, Dean Meadows twelfth, Anthony Collins thirteenth, Jason Bell fourteenth, Andy Hassan fifteenth and Troy Jordan sixteenth as the last car running.

In the Street Stock feature race John Lodge Jr was again victorious ending what has been a fantastic season with multiple victories in his beloved #28 Falcon.

Lodge Jr took the win from David Fuller in second, Andrew Espener third, Shane Duggan fourth, Dennis Pana fifth, Andrew Fuller sixth, Peter Jacobs seventh, Michael Grant eighth, Steve Walsh ninth and Blake Robinson rounding out the top ten.

Rounding out the night, much to the delight of the crowd was favourite “Shrek” taking out the Caravan Boat and Dunny Derby.


 

McCune, Monge, Barnhart, and Beckner Take Spartan Checkers

Mason, MI: With five classes on the card at Spartan Speedway, some new faces would emerge in Victory lane. Jimmy McCune from Toledo, OH would lead that group of new winners with his victory in the Sawyers Chevrolet Spartan Sprint car division. Zach Parish and Trey Chmielewski would win the Bandolero events, while Tony Monge took the Michigan legends checkers. Laura Beckner would see her first pony stock A-feature victory, with Jerry King winning the B-feature. Joey Barnhart claimed the spartan stock A-feature, and James Gokee Jr took the B-feature.

The Parts Place Napa Bandolero Bandit feature would see Zach Parish lead the field for most of the event until the final stages when Nate Jenkins would challenge, and take the lead on the final lap. A caution with half a lap to go would give Parish the lead back where he would pull away with Jenkins, and Faith Schuch in the top three.

The Junior Bandits feature event would see Jon Parish lead most of the race, with Trey Chmielewski, Danika LaPoint and Kylie Beckner close behind. On the final lap, Parish would spin with the checkered flag in sight setting up a one-lap shoot out for the win. On the restart, Chmielewski would lead the field until turn four when LaPoint would make a bid for the lead, but make contact with leader Chmielewski sending both in to a spin in turn four. With nowhere to go, the top five cars would all be collected. After scoring was settled, Chmielewski would take the win, with Beckner, and Parish in the top three.

The Sawyers Chevrolet Spartan Sprints began their 25 lap feature with Gary Sherman leading the field on the opening lap followed by Doug Dietsch and Jimmy McCune. Jimmy McCune would move to the high side, while Anthony McCune would stay low, making it a four car battle for the lead. On lap six, Anthony McCune goes to the high side to take over third, but would make contact with his uncle Jimmy a half lap later resulting in Anthony hard in to the turn one wall ending his evening. After the restart, Sherman would hold the point with Dietsch on his outside. At the half way point, Jimmy McCune would slip under Dietsch to take over second and set his sights on race leader Sherman. Two laps later, McCune would take the point using the high side of the speedway. Dietsch would take over second just a few laps later as the leaders entered lapped traffic. Over the final 10 laps, Dietsch would put pressure on McCune, but in the end, McCune would take the win followed by Dietsch, Sherman, John Turnbull and Jim Heeney in the top five.

The Sawyers Chevrolet Michigan Legends would start their 25-lap feature with Greg Rudzik on the pole. When the green waved, Rudzik would set the early pace until contact from behind would send the top three cars spinning in turn four. Rick Kilbourn would set the pace after the restart, but Tony Monge would use the high side to take the lead on the second lap. A spin at the half way mark would bring out the caution and bunch the field back up. On the restart, Josh Dietz and Rudzik would slip in to second and third. With ten laps to go, the top three would be nose to tail. The trio would race nose to tail, and would finish that way with Monge taking the win. Dietz, Rudzik, Rick Kilbourn, and Mason Ludwig in the top five.

Wayne Parkhurst would take the early lead in the Boss Snow Equipment Pony Stock A feature, with Laura Beckner and DJ Marciniak in tow. At lap 12, Beckner would use the high side to take the point. Behind her, cars were three wide racing for position. When the dust settled a bit, Lex Jarecki would be second, with Wayne Beckner in third. A couple laps later, Wayne Beckner would move in to second, and would find himself chasing his wife. With laps winding down, the top four would race side by side, and at the finish Laura Beckner would take the win, with Jarecki, and Wayne Beckner in the top three.

The Boss Snow Equipment B Feature early leader Shelby Gokee would have ten cars in tow. Jerry King would take the point on lap three. On lap seven, Bob Pierce would take over second while King extended his lead. RJ Miller would sneak in to third at the half way mark. A caution on lap 13 would move Pierce to the tail for running under his qualification time. With two laps to go, RJ Miller would pull side by side with the leader, but King would hold on for the win. Miller would be second, with Troy Andrews third.

The Lipari Foods Spartan Stock A-feature would have Mike Findlay take the early lead with Dale Spenser and Shane Miller close behind. A lap three restart, Pat Dent would make a move and take over second, then take the lead one lap later. Under caution, Dent would come to a stop, and hand the lead back to Findlay. With eight laps in, Spenser would take the point, but Joey Barnhart would take it from him one lap later. Dane Long would follow in to second, and John Kennedy in third. With ten laps to go, Long would spin coming out of turn two, ending his evening. The restart would see Barnhart lead Kennedy and Jordan Harvey. The remaining laps would see Barnhart and Kennedy pull away with Barnhart taking the win. Kennedy, Harvey, Spenser and Findlay in the top five.

LT Harper would jump out to the early lead in the Lipari Foods Spartan Stock B-feature. Darrell Taylor, James Gokee, Rick Gokee, and Tyler Hawkins would stay close. With the top six all running two by two, James Gokee Jr would move in to second, and quickly challenge for the lead. On lap ten, Gokee would take the point. On a restart, Hawkins would take the lead from Gokee Jr, with the top two pulling away. Five laps later, Gokee Jr would take the lead back. With just a few laps to go, Hawkins would close back in on Gokee Jr, but would be unable to mount a challenge for the win. Hawkins would settle for second, with Mark Carson, Brian Boesel, and Mike Westphal in the top five.

Event Summery:

Sawyers Chevrolet Superstore Spartan Sprints

Qualifications: 1) 88 Jimmy McCune 12.661 2) 44 Anthony McCune 12.432 3) 0 Doug Dietsch 12.700 4) 12 John Turnbull 12.756 5) 37 Gary Sherman 12.822 6) 31 Don Hamilton 12.990 7) 17 Jim Heeney 13.170 8) 21 Mike Stutsman 13.389 9) 00 Joe Irwin 13.678 10) 56 Mark Irwin 13.895

Heat Race 1: 1) 37 Gary Sherman 2) 44 Anthony McCune 3) 12 John Turnbull 4) 88 Jimmy McCune 5) 0 Doug Dietsch

Heat Race 2: 1) 17 Jim Heeney 2) 21 Mike Stutsman 3) 00 Joey Irwin 4) 56 Mark Irwin 5) 31 Don Hamilton

Feature: 1) Jimmy McCune 2) 0 Doug Dietsch 3) 37 Gary Sherman 4) 12 John Turnbull 5) 17 Jim Heeney 6) 21 Mike Stutsman 7) 56 Mark Irwin 8) 00 Joey Irwin 9) 44 Anthony McCune 10) 31 Don Hamilton dns

 

 

Cap Henry drives to Attica FAST win Drown captures 3rd late model victory; Miller rebounds for 305 sprint win

By Brian Liskai

Attica, Ohio – Cap Henry has had a fast sprint car all season. For one reason or another – bad qualifying run or bad pill draw or some other little problem saw him have to pass a lot of cars during a night of racing only to be kept from victory lane.

That all changed Friday on American Powersports Night at Attica Raceway Park. The Bellevue, Ohio driver blasted under Dale Blaney on the second lap of the feature and then held off a late race challenge to capture the win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 sprint feature. It was his third career win at Attica.

And in terms of the big picture, it gave Henry valuable points towards the $10,000 Attica point championship and the $10,000 Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series payday. Henry came into the night sixth in the Attica points and fourth in the FAST standings.

“I could hear Dale up top on the straight-aways and I actually did it (move to the top) once before we got to traffic and I saw him kind of tuck up under there but he couldn’t get enough drive to pass me. So I was like well if we have to go up there we can. It came down to traffic and I kind of had to make things happen there stopping guys into one. But hey, it worked out,” said Henry beside his Genzman Racing/Level Performance/Ludwig Propane/Kear’s Speed Shop/Handy Grafix/J&J Auto Racing backed machine.

“It’s hard to win races starting 20th but these guys…Jamie, Guy, Ryan….they all have been working hard all year and gave me great cars from the get-go. We had to finally just capitalize on it,” continued Henry.

“On that last restart I could feel Dale shoving me so I just jammed on the brake and then matted it and figured we were okay,” concluded Henry.

Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown survived several late race cautions and drove to his third win of the season in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models. It was his ninth career Attica victory, moving him into fifth on the track’s all-time win list for the division.

“I was real comfortable in the middle and I know that’s not usually where you run here. The top was just too far out and the bottom I was too tight. The car was phenomenal. Dave Miller, Steve Hershberger, my brother Dan…just a phenomenal job. We are clicking and when you have good people around you good things happen. Leroy Hall providing things for us and great sponsorship from Halls Auto Sales, Kar Konnection, Wooster Glass and all the other products sponsors...just makes my job easier,” said Drown in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Fremont, Ohio’s Jamie Miller has been knocking on the door all season in the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints. And he nearly gave another win away Friday. Miller, a former track champion, battled defending track champion Jordan Ryan the last six laps and slipped off the high side of turn two with five laps to go as Ryan drove to the lead. But, Miller regained his composure and blasted to the cushion and drive back by Ryan on the white flag lap and went on to record his 10th career win at Attica.

The win will also tighten up the point race for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Sprint Series title.

“That happens when you get a little old and rusty. Luckily he left me enough room…he left it open and I was faster than he (Ryan) was for a change and able to pull it out,” said Miller beside his Advanced Industrial Services/Fostoria Mod Shop/Quarterback Transportation/Western Lake Erie Insulation Industry/Pioneer Quick Lube/Scott’s Lawn Care backed machine.

“It’s not easy running up there. It’s bitten me in the butt more than once. There’s no where to go when you screw up up there. We got fortunate tonight and had a good run and thank God. We put this deal together over the winter and we’ve been fast every night and finally to get a win is great,” said Miller adding thanks to car owner Tim Merrill.

Max Stambaugh and Dale Blaney would bring the field to green for the 30-lap $3,000-to-win 410 sprint feature. Before a lap could be completed Broc Martin would spin. On the second green Blaney would bolt into the lead with fourth starter Henry grabbing second while rookie Tyler Gunn, Stambaugh, Stuart Brubaker, Rob Chaney and Dean Jacobs gave chase.

Henry would drive to the bottom of turns three and four on lap two to take the lead. By lap six Brubaker would drive into third and with a tremendous battle for fourth involving Gunn, Jacobs and Chaney. On lap 10 the only other caution of the feature would fly when Caleb Griffith stopped on the back stretch.

On the ensuing restart Blaney challenged Henry with Brubaker no locked in a tremendous battle for third with Chaney and Jacobs. Once Henry got his momentum rolling he pulled away slightly from Blaney as Brubaker and Chaney swapped the third position lap after lap.

As Henry began to close on the back of the pack, Blaney closed and Henry decided to move to the top of the track and it worked out. The leaders raced into traffic with seven laps to go with the running order Henry, Blaney, Brubaker, Chaney, Jacobs, Byron Reed and Tim Shaffer.

With five laps to go Henry had a two car length lead over Blaney who now had his hands full with Brubaker. Henry made some daring moves in traffic and drove to the win over Blaney, Brubaker, Chaney and Reed.

In the 25-lap late model feature Cody Scott and Drown paced the field with Drown gaining the advantage when the green flew. Scott would stay close with Rusty Schlenk, Ken Hahn and Ryan Markham also in contention. The first caution flew after two laps were scored with Drown leading Scott, Schlenk, Hahn, Markham, Larry Kingseed, Mike Bores, Matt Westfall and Ryan Missler.

When the green flew again so did Drown, pulling away but another caution on lap three involving Doug Baird, Ben Mott and Mitch Caskey would stop halt his progress. On the restart Drown rocketed away from Scott while Hahn and Markham battled for third.

Just as the leaders caught the back of the field, Scott would encounter mechanical woes on lap 10 and would stop to bring out another caution. On the ensuing restart Drown now had competition from Markham and Schlenk. With 12 laps recorded Westfall would spin.

Again on the restart Drown was able to put some distance between himself and the battle for second between Markham and Schlenk. All hell broke loose on lap 13 as a three car crash resulted in John Bores and Caskey getting into the front stretch catch fence and getting upside down as Baird also was involved. No one was hurt but a lengthy delay ensured as the debris was cleaned up and track workers made sure the fence was safe.

Drown pulled away again on the restart with Markham and Schlenk resuming their side-by-side battle for second with Kingseed, Mike Bores, Chris Keller (up from 16th) and Dave Hornikel in pursuit. With five laps to go the battle for sixth resulted in a three car incident involving Kingseed, Hornikel and Matt Irey.

Drown would pull away the final five laps for the win with Schlenk getting by Markham in the closing laps for second. Behind Markham Keller and Mike Bores would round out the top five.

Kyle Capodice and Dan McCarron made up the front row of the 25 lap 305 sprint feature with Capodice gaining the upper hand when the green flew. McCarron would challenge while Miller ran third followed by Tyler Street, Alvin Roepke and Jordan Ryan.

McCarron would take the lead on lap three with Miller driving to his outside to challenge with Capodice also involved. Miller would blast away at the top cushion to take the lad on lap four with McCarron, Capodice, Ryan, Street, Steve Rando, Bobby Clark and Roepke giving chase.

The caution would fly on lap seven for a Kyle Farmer spin. On the ensuing restart Paul Weaver would spin. When the green flew again Miller drove away from McCarron with Ryan moving into third. Ryan would drive under McCarron for second on lap 13 just before the caution flew for another Farmer spin.

When the green flew Ryan drove to Miller’s inside with Rando grabbing third from McCarron with Clark, Capodice, John Ivy and Seth Schneider in pursuit. By lap 19 Ryan was mounting a challenge for the lead when the final caution flew for a stalled Brian Gibbs.

On the restart Miller blasted away to the top again with Ryan racing to his inside. Miller would slip off the banking exiting turn two allowing Ryan to drive into the lead on lap 21. Ryan would lead the next three circuits before Miller regained his momentum and drove back around the outside for the lead as the white flag flew.

Miller would take the checkers over Ryan, Rando, Clark and McCarron.

Racing will resume at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 29 when the World of Outlaw Sprint Series comes to town for the $10,000-to-win Kistler Engines Classic. Reserve seats are still available by going to www.atticaracewaypark.com or calling 419-680-5606.

Attica Raceway Park American Powersports Night Friday, May 15, 2015 Starting position [*]

O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (29 cars)

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[8] ; 6. 19-Chris Andrews[7] ; 7. 60-Jody Keegan[6] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[4]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 1st-Gary Taylor[1] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[3] ; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer[7]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[7] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 5. 23-Jimmy Light[2] ; 6. 71H-Brian Lambersom[3] ; 7. 73-Joe Armbruster[5]

Rock Auto.com Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 9x-Rob Chaney[2] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 3. 40DD-Nate Dussel[1] ; 4. 21-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[7]

Computer Man B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 3. 19-Chris Andrews[5] ; 4. 60-Jody Keegan[9] ; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[2] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[13] ; 7. 23-Jimmy Light[3] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[12] ; 9. 10X-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 11. 49-Shawn Dancer[10] ; 12. 73-Joe Armbruster[11] ; 13. 71H-Brian Lambersom[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 4. 9x-Rob Chaney[8] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[12] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[13] ; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 8. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 9. 1st-Gary Taylor[10] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[17] ; 11. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 12. 09-Craig Mintz[18] ; 13. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 14. 21-DJ Foos[16] ; 15. 33M-Caleb Griffith[14] ; 16. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 17. 40DD-Nate Dussel[11] ; 18. 3J-Trey Jacobs[15] ; 19. 19-Chris Andrews[19] ; 20. 60-Jody Keegan[20]

Hard Charger: Byron Reed +7

Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints (24 cars)

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 7. 7S-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[6] ; 5. 87-Brian Gibbs[3] ; 6. 14-Rick Daugherty[8] ; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer[4] ; 8. 1X-Jeremy Dickerson[1]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 4. 39-Jamie Miller[8] ; 5. 18N-Frank Neill[1] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 7. 94K-Kurt Huber[5] ; 8. 32H-Dan Hennig[4]

Computer Man B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 2. 14-Rick Daugherty[2] ; 3. 75-Jerry Dahms[3] ; 4. 44-Kyle Farmer[5] ; 5. 1X-Jeremy Dickerson[8] ; 6. 7S-Thomas Schinderle[4] ; 7. 94K-Kurt Huber[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 39-Jamie Miller[6] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[12] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 7. 77I-John Ivy[10] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[11] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[9] ; 10. 1W-Paul Weaver[13] ; 11. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 13. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[16] ; 15. 18N-Frank Neill[15] ; 16. 14-Rick Daugherty[17] ; 17. 75-Jerry Dahms[18] ; 18. 87-Brian Gibbs[14] ; 19. 44-Kyle Farmer[19] ; 20. 1X-Jeremy Dickerson[20]

Hard Charger: Bobby Clark +8

Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models (21 cars)

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 8 to A) 1. 92-Cody Scott[2] ; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 3. 27-Ken Hahn[1] ; 4. 54-Matt Westfall[5] ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[4] ; 6. 00-Chris Keller[6] ; 7. 71I-Matt Irey[8] ; 8. 23J-Mike Hudson[7]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 6 to A) 1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed[1] ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores[6] ; 5. 5J-Josh Haynes[4] ; 6. 43-Mitch Caskey[5]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 7 to A) 1. 71-Dave Hornikel[2] ; 2. 240-Doug Drown[7] ; 3. 48-John Bores[4] ; 4. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 5. 1-Ben Mott[3] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[5] ; 7. 53-Steve Sabo[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 240-Doug Drown[2] ; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 4. 00-Chris Keller[16] ; 5. 15B-Mike Bores[8] ; 6. 54-Matt Westfall[5] ; 7. 51-Devin Shiels[13] ; 8. 71-Dave Hornikel[9] ; 9. 21-Larry Kingseed[6] ; 10. 50Y-Ryan Missler[10] ; 11. 71I-Matt Irey[19] ; 12. 03-Jim Gingery[12] ; 13. 53-Steve Sabo[20] ; 14. 27-Ken Hahn[4] ; 15. 48-John Bores[11] ; 16. 43-Mitch Caskey[17] ; 17. 69R-Doug Baird[18] ; 18. 5J-Josh Haynes[14] ; 19. 92-Cody Scott[1] ; 20. 1-Ben Mott[15] ; 21. 23J-Mike Hudson[21]

Hard Charger: Chris Keller +12

 

 

Quick Review/Full Results: Cap Henry and Jamie Miller Earn F.A.S.T. Victories at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 15th!

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T.

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Attica, Ohio (May 15th, 2015) - Despite Mother Nature’s attempt to spoil the evening with a late afternoon shower, Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) competition went on as scheduled at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday evening, May 15th. The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro were both on hand Friday night at the Attica bullring. 29 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ sprint cars and 24 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ sprint cars were on hand officially.

Cap Henry would earn his first Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service main event win of the 2015 season on Friday evening; holding off outside polesitter Dale Blaney and sixth starting Stuart Brubaker for the $3,000 pay day. Henry, who took command from early leader Dale Blaney officially on lap two, survived a total of two cautions and heavy lapped traffic to become the fourth different F.A.S.T. winner of 2015. The Bellevue, Ohio native started the 30-lap main event on the outside of row number two. Dale Blaney would hang on for second; followed by Stuart Brubaker, Rob Chaney, and defending F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series champion Byron Reed. Reed was also the evening’s hard charger; climbing seven positions to finish fifth after starting the main event on the outside of row six.

Fremont, Ohio’s Jamie Miller earned his first JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro main event win of the 2015 season on Friday evening. Miller, who took over the top spot with less than two laps to go, held off F.A.S.T. ‘305’ opening night winner Jordan Ryan for the victory. Steve Rando, Bobby Clark, and Dan McCarron rounded out the top-five. Bobby Clark was the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ main event hard charger; rallying from twelfth to fourth.

During F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series preliminary competition, it was Dean Jacobs, Gary Taylor, Brian Lay, and Rob Chaney each earning heat race victories. Chad Kemenah wrapped up all ‘410’ preliminary action with the B-main victory. No qualifying time trials were contested. A late afternoon shower mixed with threatening weather all evening forced officials to scratch qualifying for the night due to time restraints.

Jordan Ryan, Kyle Capodice, and Jason Keckler each earned F.A.S.T. ‘305’ heat race victories. Luke Griffith was the ‘305’ B-main winner.

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #5 - Friday, May 15th, 2015:

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[8] ; 6. 19-Chris Andrews[7] ; 7. 60-Jody Keegan[6] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 1st-Gary Taylor[1] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[3] ; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 3. 83M-Broc Martin[7] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 5. 23-Jimmy Light[2] ; 6. 71H-Brian Lambersom[3] ; 7. 73-Joe Armbruster[5]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps)

1. 9x-Rob Chaney[2] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 3. 40DD-Nate Dussel[1] ; 4. 21-DJ Foos[3] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[1] ; 3. 19-Chris Andrews[5] ; 4. 60-Jody Keegan[9] ; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[2] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[13] ; 7. 23-Jimmy Light[3] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[12] ; 9. 10X-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 11. 49-Shawn Dancer[10] ; 12. 73-Joe Armbruster[11] ; 13. 71H-Brian Lambersom[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 4. 9x-Rob Chaney[8] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[12] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[13] ; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 8. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 9. 1st-Gary Taylor[10] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[17] ; 11. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 12. 09-Craig Mintz[18] ; 13. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 14. 21-DJ Foos[16] ; 15. 33M-Caleb Griffith[14] ; 16. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 17. 40DD-Nate Dussel[11] ; 18. 3J-Trey Jacobs[15] ; 19. 19-Chris Andrews[19] ; 20. 60-Jody Keegan[20]

Full Results: JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro - Night #3 - Friday, May 15th, 2015:

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[7] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[4] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 7. 7S-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[6] ; 5. 87-Brian Gibbs[3] ; 6. 14-Rick Daugherty[8] ; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer[4] ; 8. 1X-Jeremy Dickerson[1]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 4. 39-Jamie Miller[8] ; 5. 18N-Frank Neill[1] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 7. 94K-Kurt Huber[5] ; 8. 32H-Dan Hennig[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 2. 14-Rick Daugherty[2] ; 3. 75-Jerry Dahms[3] ; 4. 44-Kyle Farmer[5] ; 5. 1X-Jeremy Dickerson[8] ; 6. 7S-Thomas Schinderle[4] ; 7. 94K-Kurt Huber[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 39-Jamie Miller[6] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[12] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[2] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 7. 77I-John Ivy[10] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[11] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[9] ; 10. 1W-Paul Weaver[13] ; 11. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 13. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 14. 11G-Luke Griffith[16] ; 15. 18N-Frank Neill[15] ; 16. 14-Rick Daugherty[17] ; 17. 75-Jerry Dahms[18] ; 18. 87-Brian Gibbs[14] ; 19. 44-Kyle Farmer[19] ; 20. 1X-Jeremy Dickerson[20]

History Note: Entering the May 15th program, defending F.A.S.T. series champion Byron Reed was the most recent winner during F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series competition; picking up the $2,500 victory at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, May 2nd. It was Reed’s first F.A.S.T. win of the 2015 season. Craig Mintz finished second on May 2nd; followed by Cap Henry, Chris Andrews, and D.J. Foos.

Looking Ahead: The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, and the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, returns to action tomorrow evening - Saturday, May 16th - at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The schedule will then go quiet for two weeks before firing back up on Friday and Saturday, June 5th & 6th.

Social Media: Be sure to stay updated with everything F.A.S.T. related and ‘Like’ F.A.S.T. on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow F.A.S.T. on Twitter at @FASTseries.

Questions: Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2015 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2015 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2015 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, Productive Tools & Equipment, UNOH, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

 

 

Miller Scores A Dominating Win In NWWT Opener At CGS

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions) The Northwest Wingless Tour would open up their 2015 campaign at Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday May 9th. Thirteen cars from the states of Oregon and Washington would be in attendance. Some great racing would take place at the historic 1/4-mile clay oval.

The main event would get off to a bit of a slow start as three incidents would take place before the completion of the first lap. Guy Weedman, of the central Oregon town of Moro, was the leader of the first circuit in his Weedman Ranches #27 Maxim. Weedman would be overtaken by Salem's Kyle Miller on lap two. Miller, in the Tim Galloway owned Myer's Logging/Automotive Sheetmetal/Trifer Glass & Tinting #51 XXX, would put his mount in cruise control. Only one other stoppage would take place, a red flag incident on lap eleven, but it would not slow Miller down at all and he would lead the remainder of the distance by a massive interval over the rest of the field.

In addition to picking up the victory Kyle Miller would lap all the way up to fifth place. It was also the fourteenth NWWT win for him at Cottage Grove and his twentieth career series triumph.

Guy Weedman was a respectable second while a close third would be the Alberding Racing #52 Maxim of Tim Alberding from Salem. Forest Grove's Jake Gilman crossed the wire in fourth, in his Top Coat Powder/Pure Addiction Diesel/Randy Busser Sandblasting #15R Maxim, while ending night fifth was the Journey Built Homes/Power Punch Lubricants/Rodgers Racing Engines/Stone Works International Masonry #4J KPC of Allison Journey out of Springfield.

Kyle Miller would perform a total clean sweep by picking up fast time while winning the trophy dash and heat race. Winning the other heat race was Tim Alberding. The Northwest Wingless Tour heads to Grays Harbor Raceway this Saturday May 16th in Elma, Washington. For the latest news and information log on to wingless.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary: Northwest Wingless Tour Race #1 Saturday May 9th, 2015 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon

A Feature: 1. 51-Kyle Miller; 2. 27-Guy Weedman; 3. 52-Tim Alberding; 4. 15R-Jake Gilman; 5. 4J-Allison Journey; 6. 85-Ricky Ashley; 7. 69-Joe Bosso Jr; 8. 28-Mark Herz; 9. 50-Brad Rhodes; 10. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 11. 54-Johnny Butler; 12. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 13. 21-Mike Griffith

Dash: 1. 51-Kyle Miller; 2. 69-Joe Bosso Jr; 3. 85-Ricky Ashley; 4. 52-Tim Alberding

Heat 1: 1. 51-Kyle Miller; 2. 21-Mike Griffith; 3. 27-Guy Weedman; 4. 85-Ricky Ashley; 5. 4J-Allison Journey; 6. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 7. 54-Johnny Butler

Heat 2: 1. 52-Tim Alberding; 2. 50-Brad Rhodes; 3. 28-Mark Herz; 4. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 5. 15R-Jake Gilman; 6. 69-Joe Bosso Jr

Qualifying: 1. 51-Kyle Miller; 2. 52-Tim Alberding; 3. 85-Ricky Ashley; 4. 69-Joe Bosso Jr; 5. 4D-Cooper Desbiens; 6. 2J-Jonathan Jorgenson; 7. 27-Guy Weedman; 8. 28-Mark Herz; 9. 54-Johnny Butler; 10. 15R-Jake Gilman; 11. 21-Mike Griffith; 12. 50-Brad Rhodes; 13. 4J-Allison Journey

 

 

Breezy Night withTight Racing

By: Amy Juech 5-9-15

Fans braved the chilly east breeze but were not disappointed in the talent the drivers portrayed in the evenings racing program.

Ben Konen didn’t make the call after transferring in from B-Main, allowing alternate Johnathon Singer in. James Pagel and Richard Hed led the field to the green for the start of the FeldmannSales and Service Grand National Feature.Hed took control of the lead until Pagel passed back on lap 3 and was going strong until the only caution flew for Kevin Lubach spinning in turn 3. Matt Yancey and Mark Fieber took their cars to the attention of there crews. On the restart Brian Cesar led with Brad Lubach and Pagel in tow. Lap 10 & 11 Steven Weber and Brad Weiss both retired with mechanical issues. While Cesar relaxed with his lead growing, back in the pack Roger Lee joined the battle between Don Sorce Jr., Dan Sorce and Barry Maas. Don Sorce Jr. slid past Tyler Kulow on lap 17 in his hunt for the leader. While there were not many changing positions,drivers were running two and three wide attempting an even higher groove. A last lap pass by Don Sorce Jr. put him into second to the winner Brian Cesar as the checkers flew. Third went to Brad Lubach, followed by Tyler Kulow and Richard Hed. Hard Charger passing 10 cars was Don Sorce. B-Main Results: Jeff Lammers (Plymouth), Ben Konen (Richfield), Brad Weiss (Cascade), JohnattonOtte(Cedar Grove) and Alternate Johnathon Singer (Random Lake). Heat Winners: Dan Sorce (Franklin), Mark Fieber (Cascade) and Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis) with a new track record of 2:41 for 10 laps.

360 Sprints pushed off for the 25 lap feature event with Ken Jay Fiedler back after motor issues last week and John Krebsbach setting the pace. Krebsbach pulled out to an early lead overTim Haddytight behind while Fiedler slowly fell back.Many drivers were flying on the high side merely missing the turn 4 wall. Krebsbachcontinued to put the petal down catching lapped traffic on lap 8. Kurt Davis was attempting to pass Haddy when a yellow flew for leader Krebsbachcatching the outside wall coming out of turn 4. Causing him to slow and was passed by many and eventually came to a stop between turns 1 and 2. Haddy regained control of the field with Davis in his shadow. Rusty Egan’s car didn’t turn coming out of turn 2 from a brake issue that resulted in a red for a fire that broke out below his fuel tank.Davis and Jim Melispassed Haddy on the restart, Donnie Goeden and Robbie Pribnow followed closely behind. Many battles go two and even three wide with the high racing grove. Tim Melis and Chris Clayton attempt to battle Brandon McMullen for sixth. When the double checkers flew it was Kurt Davis and his car “Barney” crossing first in the AldagHonald Mechanical Sprint Feature. Fans really excited to see Davis back after last weeks crash. Second went to Jim Melis(Glenbeulah) followed by Donny Goeden (Kewaskum), Tim Haddy(Waupun) and Robbie Pribnow (Knowles). Hard Charger passing 11 cars was Scott Conger (Eagle). B-Main Results: Doug Wondra (Oakfield), Randy Sippel (Elkhart Lake), Kirt Boers (Belleville), Justin Miller (Plymouth), NichMelis (Plymouth), Scott Conger (Eagle) and Alternate Randy Sippel (Elkhart Lake). Heat Winners: Robbie Pribnow (Knowles), Brandon McMullen (Plymouth) and Jim Melis (Glenbeulah)

Johnsonville Sausage Late Models roll trackside next with Tim Buhler and Turk Letizia setting the pace. Randy Markwardt didn’t make the call with mechanical issues. Buhler pulled out to lead lap one with Brad Mueller tucked in closely behind. Off turn 2 on lap 2 Mueller passed Buhler to control the field. Russ Scheffler was attempting to gain on Mueller until Mueller placed the lapped cars of Erik Michaels, Kyle Odekirk and both Turk and Jim Letizia behind him. Lap 18 Charlie Schmidt was Mueller’s last victim being lapped. Taylor Scheffler attempts to hold RickScheffler back, until being passed on lap 21. Very clean driving made for caution free feature. When the double checkers flew it was Brad Mueller (Random Lake) winning shadowed by Russ Scheffler (Waukesha), Jim Schimdt (Cleveland), Mitch McGrath (Waukesha) and Tim Buhler (Glenbeulah). Hard Charger was Rick Scheffler passing 4 cars. Heat Winners: Rick Scheffler (Waukesha) and Jim Schmidt (Cleveland)

Cellcom Outlaw Compacts were up next with Jasper Drengler and Chris Maas leading the field to the green. Maas pulled out to an early lead until Brody Rivest passed him one lap later. Rivest continued to lead with Maas, Cody Pankow and Scott Schlafke settled in behind until Rivest started to lose ground with mechanical problems. Maas had control of the field and started to lap cars of James Rautmann and Timothy Tiedt. As the checkers fly it was Schlafke(Cleveland) over Maas (Oakfield) followed by Pankow (Lomira), Drengler(Shawno) and Justin Erickson (Plymouth) rounding out the top five. Hard Charger passing 4 cars was Jon Hitsman. Heat Winner: Brody Rivest (Sheboygan)

Dan Kruschke and Billy Schmitz set the pace to take the green flag in the Super Mods for the final feature of the evening. Schmitz pulled out to lead over Kruschke with Johnny Fahl close behind. Fahl maneuvered past them to eventually take the lead. Bob Brion was not going to lay back in the weeds as he slowly picked off car by car. First of two cautions waved for Roy Stern and Randy Ostermann Jr. tangling. Fahl retook the lead, as ButchieHafemann and Kruschke touch but able to keep their cars under control. Second caution waved for Stern spinning again. Kruschke took his car to the attention of his crew. Checkers waved for Fahl(Brown Deer) trailed by Brion (Plymouth), Schmitz (Mukwonago), Hafemann(Campbellsport) and Keith Anderson (Sheboygan). Heat Winner: Dan Kruschke

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Bryan Howland Hunts Down Robbie Stillwaggon to Win Patriot Showcase at Woodhull

Rich Vleck, WOODHULL, NY, (May 9, 2015)- Bryan Howland started from the Pole Position Saturday Night, but he had to wait until the white flag was in the air that he saw the lead, which was just fine with him as he was able to park in Victory Lane.

Howland, 28, of Auburn, NY, made a late-race pass on New Jersey’s Robbie Stillwaggon to score his third-career win at the Woodhull Raceway. The four-time Patriot Sprint Tour Champion always has a good car when the series travels to the high banks, but on a hot spring night, he needed to scrap his plans to score the win.

“We set the car up for the bottom and that just obviously didn’t work at all,” proclaimed Howland in Victory Lane, reflecting on his early-race fade from the lead. “I got back to fourth place and figured I’d just put it up on the top and just run that the rest of the race. I couldn’t do any worse than I was doing. I had to put the wing in “the trunk” and the car actually came to life a little bit, but the only way I was able to run down the 89 (Stillwaggon) was in lapped traffic, he was fast all night long.”

After winning his eighth career heat race in 13 appearances at Woodhull, “Flyin’ Bryan” landed the top starting spot for the second straight race by virtue of the Pole Position Redraw. Most drivers were convinced that on this Saturday Night, the bottom line would prevail and for most of the race, that’s where the majority of the field presided.

The race got off to a slow start, with four cautions in the middle of the event, including one on lap seven when Chuck Hebing slid off of turn three. The final caution occurred on lap 12 and on the restart, Howland bolted back in to third by using the high line. While the top groove of the high banks was successful for drivers like Robbie Stillwaggon on restarts, Howland decided to stay in that line as he went after early race leader Shawn Donath for the runner-up spot.

Howland spent nearly five laps trying to complete the pass on Donath and when he did, he was two seconds behind Stillwaggon with just seven laps remaining. He started to cut down the margin by about a quarter-second each lap and was within a car length as the duo began lap 24. Howland made a strong move underneath the No. 89 in to turn one and made his presence known.

“I figured he’d smoke around me on the outside,” admitted Howland after the race. “I was waiting for him.”

As it turned out, Stillwaggon looked to claim the bottom groove entering turns three and four but missed his mark just slightly and pushed up the track, opening up the door for the No. 51 to get on by and hold on for the final 1/3-mile to claim his 26th career PST win.

“It is a terrific feeling. I just love coming down here to Woodhull,” Howland added in Victory Lane before grabbing a photo with his lucky fan that drew the pole position for him for the second time in as many years at the Steuben County bull ring.

Howland now has 12 top five finishes in 13 starts at Woodhull, a record which he now holds.

Robbie Stillwaggon was gracious after the event, as he came home with a runner-up finish for the second-straight May Woodhull event. Shawn Donath would cross in third place, his third-straight top-six finish in the spring race at the track that he once again declared on Saturday that he absolutely loves.

Justin Barger won heat race one and was competitive to finish in fourth at a track where he had two career wins. A strong run was turned in by Larry Kelleher of Scranton, PA, who rounded out the top five despite laying eyes on Woodhull for the first time on Saturday.

Jared Zimbardi won the Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash4Cash for the second time this season and parlayed that in to a sixth-place showing at a track that he has never had extreme success at.

Sammy Reakes IV was another driver running Woodhull for the first time that had a quality run, as he came home in seventh. Kyle Drum, Jeff Cook and Ryan Stillwaggon each used their knowledge from the ESE Dash to drive forward and round out the top 10.

A full field of 24 sprint cars were in the pits on a hot early season night. Scott Just scored his first career sprint car heat race win, holding off Chuck Hebing in the second qualifier. Hebing came in as the odds-on favorite but after a spin on lap seven could only rally to finish in 13th. Tommy Wickham was the clear-cut hard-charger, driving from 24th up to finish 12th.

The feature was brought under red flag conditions on two occasions. The first incident came on lap eight when Dane Lorenc’s 00 was stuck on Scott Kreutter’s No. 52. Both cars were able to finish the race. The second red occurred on lap 12 when the track became block after a 6-car jingle.

Next up for the Patriot Sprint Tour is a trip to Black Rock Speedway on Friday Night. For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 5/9/15, Woodhull Raceway, Woodhull, NY.

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Bryan Howland (51), 2. Robbie Stillwaggon (89), 3. Shawn Donath (53), 4. Justin Barger (5), 5. Larry Kelleher (76), 6. Jared Zimbardi (35), 7. Sammy Reakes IV (17), 8. Kyle Drum (47), 9. Jeff Cook (10c), 10. Ryan Stillwaggon (11), 11. Matt Tanner (90), 12. Tommy Wickham (75), 13. Chuck Hebing (45), 14. Scott Kreutter (52), 15. Scott Just (54JR), 16. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 17. George Suprick (87), 18. Dane Lorenc (00), 19. Paulie Colagiovanni (10), 20. Steve Collins (67), 21. Dave Just (54J), 22. Steve Glover (121), 23. Kelly Hebing (10LC), 24. Tyler Graves (25G).

Lap Leaders- Donath 1-7, Rob. Stillwaggon 8-23, Howland 24-25.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Jared Zimbardi (35), 2. Kelly Hebing (10LC), 3. Jeff Cook (10c), 4. Kyle Drum (47), 5. Ryan Stillwaggon (11), 6. Steve Glover (121).

Heats (8 Laps Each)-

Race 1: Barger, Reakes, Zimbardi, Cook, Ry. Stillwaggon, Collins, Lorenc, D. Just.

Race 2: S. Just, C. Hebing, Kelleher, Drum, K. Hebing, Hutchinson, Colagiovanni, Suprick.

Race 3: Howland, Donath, Rob. Stillwaggon, Glover, Graves, Tanner, Kreutter, Wickham.

Hoosier Tire Canada/ Mike Emhof Motorsports Recipient: Howland.

Pole Position Raceway Pole Award- Howland

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Howland 291, Donath 279, C. Hebing 264, Reakes 261, Cook 246, Collins and T. Wickham 234, Drum 231, D. Just and S. Just 224.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Series (Top Five)- Zimbardi 12, Collins 6, Brown and Lorenc and Stelter and K. Hebing 5.

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger of the Season (Top Five)- T. Wickham 22, D> Just and Tanner 12, C. Turner and R. Turner 9.

Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader of the Season (Top Five)- Barney and Stillwaggon 16, C. Hebing 14, Poirier 10, Donath 7.

 

 

Bernal Bags First Career 360ci Winged Sprint Car Win During King of Kings Action

Childress Goes Back To Back In Sport Mod Action, While Burnes Dominates Mod Feature

Hanford, CA- Racing returned to the “King of the Dirt Tracks” on Friday night, and a stellar crowd on hand saw non-wing ace, Ryan Bernal break through and grab his first career winged sprint car win during the Duinkerken Farms King of Kings feature event, while Ricky Childress, Jr scored his second consecutive win with the RaceChic IMCA Sport Mod’s, and Bryan Burnes was dominant during the McAlister’s Auto IMCA Mod feature event.

With 22 winged sprint cars in attendance on Friday night, it was Mike Faria and Craig Stidham leading the field to green. As Faria got the initial jump, it was Hanford, CA product, DJ Netto making a couple of big moves to officially lead the first lap, before the caution flag flew.

As the action came back to life, Netto would nearly see his machine get upside down, but was able to save it as he continued to lead. Behind Netto, sixth starting Ryan Bernal was making he bottom groove work very well, as he wasted no time working into the second spot by the fifth lap.

With Netto making the high, scary side of the speedway work, Bernal tracked him down as he continued to run the bottom, and brought the crowd to edge of their seat as he was all over Netto in lapped traffic.

Coming out of turn four, Bernal was able to grab the top spot on the 15th lap, just before a caution flag flew, and bunched the field back up. With Bernal out front, Netto continued to run in the second spot while Cory Eliason, and Heath Duinkerken battled for the final position of the podium.

A couple of late restarts gave Netto a couple of opportunities to battle for the lead, but Bernal was too good on this night, as he kept Netto at bay, as he picked up the win with Netto finishing in second, Duinkerken third, Eliason fourth, and Craig Stidham rounding out the Top-Five.

The RaceChic IMCA Sport Mod feature event saw Kelly Wilkinson jump out to the early race lead, before his machine drifted high in the fourth turn, allowing the No. 74 of Wayne Dotson to grab the lead.

Once in front, Dotson would slowly work his way away from the field, while the battle behind him intensified between Gary Dutton Ricky Childress Jr, and Tina Pounds.

With Dutton pulling off the speedway as the race neared the halfway point, Childress would get around Pounds for the second spot on the 13th lap, as he then went to work on Dotson.

On the 18th lap, Childress would make his winning move, as he would grab the top stop, and never look back as he parked in victory lane for the second week in a row with Dotson finishing second, Kruz Griffith third, Pounds fourth, and Austin Frye in the fifth position.

Bryan Burnes was simply the class of the field on Friday night in the McAlister’s Auto IMCA Mod division. After finding himself on the front row after a pair of false starts by the original front row, Burnes took early command of the race and was never seriously challenged on this night.

While Burnes continued to lead the way, Chad Reichenbach, and Roger Holder would battle behind him, as Kyle Griffith soon became a contender for a podium position. As the laps clicked off, Holder would take command of the second spot, as Griffth took over the third position.

As Burnes took the checkered flag, and earned the win, Holder would finish in the second spot, with Ryan Porter taking the third spot by way of Griffith’s last lap spin, Alex Wilson would finish fourth, with Jeff Streeter rounding out the Top-Five.

Things will go quiet for the Keller Auto Speedway for the next two Friday’s, but the action returns in a big way on May 29th. That night will kick off the Battle For the Milk Can 4-race mini-series, (three for the mods and sport mods) as it offers a healthy $3000 to the King of Kings feature winner, while offering $300 to start. The IMCA Sport Mods will offer $600 to win, while the IMCA Mods will race for a cool $750 on each of the four scheduled nights.

The Keller Auto Speedway is located at 801 10th Ave Hanford, CA 93230.

ON TAP- The Keller Auto Speedway will take a couple weeks off before coming back to life on Friday may 29th for the first Battle for the Milk Can event.

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LEE GROSZ CAPTURES SECOND MSTS FEATURE WIN

by Steve Zwemke (HARTFORD, SD) -- Front row starter Lee Grosz cruised with open race track, through back markers and through rain to earn his second Midwest Sprint Touring Series win on Coffee Cup Night at I-90 Speedway. Grosz held off pole sitter Troy Schreurs and enjoyed a comfortable lead for much of the event. Rain began to fall eight laps into the 25 lap event. "Sometimes it pushes the front end pretty good so I stayed on the bottom because I knew there wasn't much going on up top," Grosz said in describing his handling of the race and rain. Schreurs ran second to Grosz for all 25 laps while Jody Rosenboom placed third ahead of Ryan Bickett and Eric Lutz. Grosz also won the new MSTS debut event at Rapid Speedway eight days earlier. The MSTS special brought in 21 360 Sprint Cars for action. The MSTS is scheduled to make their next appearance at I-90 Speedway on July 4. Zach Van Voorst couldn't be happier with the beginning of the 2015 racing season. "We put a lot of work in over the winter. We blew three engines last year," Van Voorst said after taking his second checkered flag in as many weeks of Express Copy and Printing Late Model Street Stock racing. Van Voorst continued to put the bad taste of the 2014 season behind him as he led the last 11 laps of Saturday's feature. He took the lead from Billy Prouty on the fifth lap and then outraced Prouty (second) and Zach Olivier (third) in an exciting A-Main. Brylee Gough ran fourth and Gary Brown, Jr., who missed the heats, raced from the back of the field to take fifth. Accomplished asphalt racer Thor Anderson already has a cache of Top 5 finishes in the area this spring. A last lap pass of Curt Ahlers gave Anderson his first career win at I-90 Speedway in USRA B-Modified action. A couple of front stretch get-togethers and a seemingly endless parade of caution flags for spins took the race to the time limit. The call for a green/white/checker finish came with just four laps scored. "He kept running the bottom so I took it up top," said Anderson (a former Hawkeye Downs track champion) whose move on the sixth lap took him to victory lane. Miah Christensen also got by Ahlers before the checkered flag. Dustin Kruse came from the back after having to change a tire to earn fourth. The Gulbrandsons finished 1-2 in the USRA Hobby Stock A-Main. Dustin Gulbrandson started seventh and led all 12 feature laps. Commenting on taking the opening lap lead Gulbrandson said, "There are a lot of young drivers in this class. I thought they might over drive it into (turn) two." Gulbrandson clung to the bottom of the track to hold off Cole Gulbrandson who came from fifth to earn second. Tim Waltner finished third ahead of last week's feature winner Chad Lonneman. A post-race disqualification took the Coffee Cup IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car trophy away from Nate Eakin and put it in the hands of Shane Fick. Colin Smith led the first seven laps of the 20 lap feature until he spun. Eakin inherited the lead from Smith and led the remaining 13 laps. An illegal part turned Eakin's celebration into disappointment after going through tech. For Fick, the win was his first at I-90 Speedway. Smith was scored in second ahead of Trevor Mell. Three different drivers led the first three laps of the 10 lap Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers feature. Pole sitter Josh Lien gave way to Chad Carpenter on the second lap. Carpenter then bowed to Tom Koster on lap three. Koster outdistanced the field from there for his first ever I-90 Speedway win. "On the bottom it was fabulous. It worked really good," said Koster. Coca Cola presents the first of two Kids Nights at I-90 Speedway this Saturday, May 16. Keep up to date on all of our events and news by using the new I-90 Speedway App. Information is always available at www.i90speedway.com, on our Facebook page and by following @racei90 on Twitter.

RESULTS SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015 MSTS 360 SPRINT CARS A Feature: 1. Lee Grosz, 2. Troy Schreurs, 3. Jody Rosenboom, 4. Ryan Bickett, 5. Eric Lutz, 6. Gregg Bakker, 7. Brock Dump, 8. Dusty Ballenger, 9. Jordan Martens, 10. Cody Hanson, 11. Chuck McGillivray, 12. Dale Furby, 13. Ben Waxdahl, 14. Matt Ziebarth, 15. Jake Erickson, 16. Joe Riedel, 17. Jordan Nordstrom, 18. Kevin Flowers, 19. Tommy Barber, 20. Justin Glaser, 21. John Lambertz (DNS) Heat Winners: Lee Grosz, Jody Rosenboom, Troy Schreurs IMCA RACESAVER SPRINT CARS A Feature: 1. Shane Fick, 2. Colin Smith, 3. Trevor Mell, 4. Elijah Johnson, 5. Nate Eakin, 6. Jesse Lindberg (DNS) Heat Winner: Colin Smith LATE MODEL STREET STOCKS A Feature: 1. Zach Van Voorst, 2. Billy Prouty, 3. Zach Olivier, 4. Brylee Gough, 5. Gary Brown Jr., 6, Travis Schreurs, 7. John Hoing, 8. Kipp DeGroot, 9. Dan Jensen, 10. David Kuchta, 11. Jim Pruett, 12. Cory Yeigh, 13. Eric Moser Heat Winners: Zach Olivier, Billy Prouty USRA B-MODIFIEDS A Feature: 1. Thor Anderson, 2. Miah Christensen, 3. Curt Ahlers, 4. Dustin Kruse, 5. Andrew Ahlers, 6. Dennis Martin, 7. Tyler Tesch, 8. Nick Barger, 9. Chris Goetz, 10. Mark Brockberg, 11. Dave Kennedy, 12. Rodney Cook, 13. Bryan Park, 14. Tim Dann, 15. Doug Wallis, 16. Brad Scholl, 17. Gary Beuckens, 18. Kevin Joachim (DNS) Heat Winners: Curt Ahlers, Tyler Tesch, Mark Brockberg USRA HOBBY STOCKS A Feature: 1. Dustin Gulbrandson, 2. Cole Gulbrandson, 3. Tim Waltner, 4. Chad Lonneman, 5. Brian Hoing, 6. Mike Chaney, 7. Tyler Pospisil, 8. Jason Bradley, 9. Michalob Voeltz, 10. Tracy Halouska, 11. Matt Esterling, 12. Matt Goth, 13. Joel Norris, 14. Donna Bumann, 15. James Adams, 16. Brian Campbell, 17. Myron DeGroot (DNS), 18. Nate Barger (DNS) Heat Winners: Tim Waltner, Dustin Gulbrandson, Mike Chaney SUPER CHARGERS A Feature: 1. Tom Koster, 2. Josh Lien, 3. Justin Peterson, 4. Joe Blake, 5. Kermit Rose, 6. Kjerstin Klockman, 7. Josh Gebhart, 8. Chad Carpenter Heat Winner: Josh Lien

 

 

WANNER TOPS ARDC FIELD ON BRIDGEPORT QUARTER MILE

Wanner Becomes Fourth Different Winner in ARDC Action

Brett Wanner of Shoemakersville, PA picked up the win in the twenty lap American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) feature on the Bridgeport Speedway quarter mile on Friday night. Wanner became the fourth different driver in four races to capture a win in 2015 ARDC competition.

Wanner is in his fourth season of ARDC competition, having been named ARDC Rookie of the Year in 2012. Wanner picked up his first wingless midget win during his Rookie season. After dealing with mechanical issues during the three previous events, everything went Wanner's way as he drove to the win.

It was a different sort of Victory Lane for Bridgeport announcer, Jeff Ahlum since Wanner is hearing impaired but there was no denying his enthusiasm and celebration!

Brenden Bright and Wanner made up the front row for the start of the feature event. Bright jumped out to the early lead but action quickly came to a halt when several cars tangled in turn two and Ryan Greth rolled off the backstretch. As the field began to form for the restart, Bright's Presidential HVAC #92 was leaking fluid. When it was determined that Bright was losing fuel, he was sent to the pits for safety reasons.

Wanner took the lead on the restart as PJ Gargiulo zipped between several cars to take over second at the end of the first lap. A move in turn four one lap later, had Gargiulo facing the wrong way as the caution came out for the Morton, PA driver who restarted at the rear of the field. Wanner led the way over Jimmy Radney, Bruce Buckwalter Jr., Tim Buckwalter and Nick Wean.

Wanner began to put some distance on the field as Tim Buckwalter moved up to third and Trevor Kobylarz moved into the top five. Kobylarz was on the move as he moved up to challenge Tim Buckwalter as the Wanner led Radney to the crossed flags to complete lap ten.

Mechanical issues found Tim Buckwalter stopped in turn three on lap twelve, setting up a single file restart. Wanner led Radney, Kobylarz, Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. and Steven Drevicki with nine laps remaining.

Kobylarz tried to make a move to the inside of Radney on the backstretch but Radney held his position. Kobylarz slid by Radney on lap thirteen to take over second and set his sights on Wanner who had begun to pull away from the field.

With five laps to go, Kobylarz was closing on Wanner as Radney ran third followed by Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. and Nick Wean. Kobylarz tried to slide Wanner for the lead in turn four but was unable to clear the leader. After contact was made, Wanner stretched as lead as Kobylarz continued in second. Bruce Buckwalter Jr. raced Radney for the third spot as Wean moved in to challenge.

With two laps remaining, Kobylarz had a rear axle break in turn two, setting up a two lap shootout to the finish. Wanner his lead as Wean began to advance through the top five. Radney pulled off the track with mechanical woes just a lap short of the finish as Wanner led Wean, Bruce Buckwalter, Jr., Steven Drevicki and Gargiulo to the checkered flag.

Bright and Gargiulo won the two qualifying heats.

ARDC action moves to the Grandview Speedway and the Thunder on the Hill opener on Sunday, May 24th.

FEATURE FINISH (20 LAPS)

1. Brett Wanner 2. Nick Wean 3. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 4. Steven Drevicki 5. PJ Gargiulo 6. Tony DiMattia 7. Carey Becker 8. Jim Radney 9. Trevor Kobylarz 10. Tim Buckwalter 11. Shawn Jackson 12. Brett Arndt 13. Tommy Kunsman, Jr. 14. Brenden Bright 15. Ryan Greth

 

 

First Time Winners Thrill Skagit Speedway

5/9/15

Alger, WA – Youth was served at Skagit Speedway on Saturday night during the fourth round of the Dwayne Lane’s Family of Auto Centers Racing Series. Nate Vaughn found victory lane in his fourth time in a Sprint Car in the 410 division while Jake Helsel made it two wins in two total nights of sprint car racing with the Sportsman Sprints. Matt Powers won his first race of the year on the Outlaw Tuners while Mike Knox Jr won the Street Stocks.

Nate Vaughn made the improbable into reality by leading all 25 laps of the 410 Sprint Car main event to pick up his first career victory. A high school senior at Sedro Woolley High School, Vaughn grew up watching racing at Skagit and accomplished a lifelong dream by dominating the main event. Making the win even more special, his father, Justin Vaughn, is the assistant flagger at Skagit Speedway and threw the checkered flag for Nate as he picked up the win. Brock Lemley made a late run at Nate on a lap 21 restart but settled for second with Lawrance Kirkham taking third. Kelsey Carpenter was the fast qualifier and Lemley won the heat race.

Jake Helsel has started his sprint car career with two wins in two nights of competition after winning the Sportsman Sprint A Main. Helsel, the Monroe teenager who won at Grays Harbor Raceway last Saturday night, battled with race leader Ben Gunderson the entire race, never letting him further away than a car length or two. Gunderson had led the first 23 laps but made a mistake as he completed lap 23, appearing to tag the wall on the front stretch as he crossed under the flag stand. This opened the door for Helsel, who took his shot on the inside of turn one and two and emerged in the lead down the back stretch. Helsel would then turn away one final challenge from Ben and went on to win his second race of his career in just two attempts. Gunderson settled for a career best second with Paul Burdick taking third. Devin Barnes was the fast qualifier on the night. Cale Brooke, Michael “Hodie the Outlaw” Hodel and Steve Parker were the heat winners with Lance Sargent winning the B Feature.

A great three car race in the Outlaw Tuners punctuated the evening, with Matt Powers, Freddie Vela and Brandon Berg finishing 1-2-3. Powers took the lead on lap three and tried to collect some breathing room, but Berg and Vela narrowed his lead every lap until they ran so close you could throw a virtual blanket over them as they came to the white flag. Vela took a shot at the low groove while Berg ventured high, but neither could get around Powers who took his first win of the year. Berg and Jon Gunderson won the heats.

Mike Knox was the winner of the Street Stock division. The Street Stocks used the night as a tune up for their upcoming show at Skagit Speedway on May 30th, when they’ll join the 360 Sprints, NW Focus Midget Series and Outlaw Tuners in competition. Knox won the heat and led the majority of the main event over Doug Brewster.

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Devin Barnes 12.902 Heat 1 – Cale Brooke, Tyler Fox, Bill Rude, Devin Barnes, James Bundy, Lance Sargent, Victoria Cantu Heat 2 – Michael Hodel, Jake Helsel, Greg Otis, Roger Oudman, Trevor Cook, Dave Mead, Clayton Sibley Heat 3 – Steve Parker, Joe Lyon, Ben Gunderson, Paul Burdick, Brett McGhie, Ashley Lewellen, Lee Hornbeck, Julian Fuentes B Main – Lance Sargent, Lewellen, Skylar Gee, Cantu, Hornbeck, Cook, Fuentes, Mead A Main – Jake Helsel, Gunderson, Burdick, Rude, Otis, Lyon, Fox, Sargent, Barnes, Hodel, Parker, Brooke, Bundy, McGhie, Lewellen, Needham, Gee, Oudman Lap Leaders – Gunderson 1-23 Helsel 24-25

410 Sprints Fast Time – Kelsey Carpenter 11.441 Heat – Brock Lemley, Kelsey Carpenter, Skylar Gee, Michael Bollinger, Lawrance Kirkham, Nate Vaughn Main – Nate Vaughn, Lemley, Kirkham, Gee, Bollinger, Carpenter Lap Leaders – Vaughn 1-25

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Brandon Berg, Ben Wilton, Matt Ploeg, Matt Powers, Cody Schooler, Clint Meins, Sam Desrosier, Dalton Taylor Heat 2 – Jon Gunderson, Cliff Ballenger, Howard Vos, Dan Butenschoen, Pat Patterson Main – Matt Powers, Freddie Vela, Berg, Wilton, Ballenger, Ploeg, Vos, Meins, Schooler, Butenschoen, Desrosier, Patterson, Taylor, Gunderson Lap Leaders – Ballenger 1-2 Powers 3-17

Street Stock Heat – Mike Knox Jr, Doug Brewster, Don Briggs Jr Main – Mike Knox Jr, Doug Brewster, Don Briggs Jr Lap Leaders – Knox 1-5 Brewster 6-7 Knox 8-15

 

 

Grant Gets Last Lap USAC Win; Schatz Doubles Up in Outlaws

Determined Sprint Car Community Overcomes Mother Nature

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 9, 2015) – Donny Schatz swept the ‘Mother of All Sprint Car Weekends’ by winning both Friday and Saturday’s World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car races and Justin Grant made a last lap pass to win the United States Auto Club (USAC) Sprint Car race at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

It was Schatz’s eighth World of Outlaws victory in 2015 as he led all 30 laps after starting from the pole.

“I don’t know if we dominated, but we have a great race team,” Schatz said. “These guys do a phenomenal job every time we hit the track. Thanks to the fans for sticking with us. The weather was iffy and I didn’t think we were going to get it in. Hats off to everybody for sticking with it.”

Schatz last won at Eldora at the Kings Royal in July 2009, but came back to dominate winning both Friday’s and Saturday’s race. Gary Taylor was second, while Paul McMahan, Joey Saldana and Kerry Madsen rounded out the top-five.

“We love winning at Eldora, so to get two wins here is awesome,” Schatz said. “The track was so good. You could carry so much speed and the times were way down. I don’t remember the last time you could run around that fast through the feature. We got to watch the non-wing race too and the guy won it on the last lap with a slide job, so that was pretty cool to see.”

Grant was that guy as he passed C.J. Leary on the last lap to win the USAC Sprint Car race. It was Grant’s third career USAC Sprint Car win and a heartbreaker for Leary who is still seeking his first victory.

As they took the white flag, Grant went low, while Leary went high as they both passed a lapped car. Grant slid ahead in turn one and led the rest of the lap to take the win. Leary led the other 29 laps after starting on the pole.

“After the first five laps, I knew our car was better,” Grant said. “I was trying to not mess anything up and we got an opening as he got caught in lapped traffic. I figured we are going to win this thing or end up in a big ball down in turn one. It all worked out.”

Following Leary in third place was Tracy Hines, while Aaron Farney and Robert Ballou rounded out the top-five. Ballou won Friday night’s USAC Sprint car race.

“This is awesome,” Grant said. “I wanted to win a USAC race here forever. C.J. did an awesome job. You want to be heartbroken for him, as long as you’re not the one that beat him.”

The next event at Eldora Speedway is the always exciting Family Fireworks Night featuring the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and a double feature for the Eldora Stocks.

In addition to the exciting racing, there are Bounce Houses, balloon twisting clowns and an autograph session. After the race, there is a fireworks extravaganza, the largest in Eldora Speedway. Gates open at 5 p.m., with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and the racing starting at 7:30 p.m.

Kids 12 and under are free, while for those over the age of 13 tickets are just $8.

Mother of All Sprint Car Weekends May 9, 2015

USAC National Sprint Cars

Qualifying - 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-16.432; 2. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-16.544; 3. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-16.834; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 81, Stanbrough-17.051; 5. Brandon Whited, 15, Whited-17.063; 6. Chris Windom, 21x, Pollock-17.206; 7. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-17.224; 8. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-17.375; 9. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-17.408; 10. Dallas Hewitt, 16, Hewitt-17.451; 11. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-17.498; 12. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-17.511; 13. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-17.600; 14. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-17.684; 15. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-17.737; 16. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-17.741; 17. Adam Cruea, 83, Cruea-17.802; 18. Daron Clayton, 66, Amati-17.835; 19. Tyler Hewitt, 24p, Paul-17.916; 20. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-18.020; 21. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-NT.

Heat 1 - (8 laps) - 1. Simon, 2. Grant, 3. Stockon, 4. D.Hewitt, 5. Stanbrough, 6. Swanson, 7. T.Hewitt.

Heat 2 - (8 laps) - 1. Thomas, 2. Leary, 3. Darland, 4. Farney, 5. Cruea, 6. Whited, 7. Bell.

Heat 3 - (8 laps) - 1. Ballou, 2. Clayton, 3. Windom, 4. Hines, 5. Bacon, 6. Goodnight.

A-Feature - (30 laps) - 1. Justin Grant, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Aaron Farney, 5. Robert Ballou, 6. Dave Darland, 7. Jon Stanbrough, 8. Brady Bacon, 9. Chase Stockon, 10. Kevin Thomas Jr., 11. Chris Windom, 12. Dallas Hewitt, 13. Landon Simon, 14. Kody Swanson, 15. Adam Cruea, 16. Brandon Whited, 17. Tyler Hewitt, 18. Robert Bell, 19. Matt Goodnight, 20. Daron Clayton, 21. Jerry Coons, Jr.

Lap Leaders: 1-29 Leary, Lap 30 Grant.

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World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

Qualifying - 1. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.989; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.006; 3. 1-Dale Blaney, 13.029; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.032; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.047; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.072; 7. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.079; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.097; 9. 7-David Gravel, 13.118; 10. 41-Jamie Veal, 13.136; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.141; 12. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.141; 13. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.153; 14. 67-Christopher Bell, 13.170; 15. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.179; 16. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.187; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.198; 18. 83-Craig Dollansky, 13.215; 19. 89-Cody Darrah, 13.229; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.266; 21. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr, 13.266; 22. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.277; 23. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.294; 24. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.316; 25. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.322; 26. 21-D.J. Foos, 13.330; 27. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.332; 28. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.348; 29. 2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.468; 30. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.473; 31. 71MX-Paul May, 13.516; 32. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.569; 33. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.593; 34. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.650

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) - 1. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 3. 7-David Gravel [2]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 6. 19-Paige Polyak [7]; 7. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr [6]; 8. 2M-Dustin Daggett [8]; 9. 9P-Parker Price-Miller [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 41-Jamie Veal [2]; 2. 67-Christopher Bell [1]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 6. 83-Craig Dollansky [5]; 7. 21-D.J. Foos [7]; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan [9]; 9. 55F-Taylor Ferns [8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 89-Cody Darrah [5]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [7]; 7. 63-Kody Swanson [6]; 8. 71MX-Paul May [8]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) - 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver [6]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [8]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [5]

Dash - (6 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 41-Jamie Veal [2]; 3. 1-Dale Blaney [4]; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor [3]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [8]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan [7]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu [6]

B-Feature - (12 Laps) - 1. 83-Craig Dollansky [1] [-]; 2. 63-Kody Swanson [4] [-]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [2] [-]; 4. 21-D.J. Foos [6] [-]; 5. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr [3] [$300]; 6. 19-Paige Polyak [5] [$250]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8] [$225]; 8. 2M-Dustin Daggett [9] [$200]; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [7] [$200]; 10. 71MX-Paul May [10] [$200]; 11. 11N-Randy Hannagan [12] [$200]; 12. 11-Steve Kinser [11] [$200]; 13. 55F-Taylor Ferns [13] [$200]; 14. 9P-Parker Price-Miller [14] [$200]

A-Feature - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [$10,000]; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor [4] [$5,000]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [7] [$3,000]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [9] [$2,700]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [12] [$2,500]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [11] [$2,200]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [8] [$2,000]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [10] [$1,800]; 9. 41-Jamie Veal [2] [$1,600]; 10. 67-Christopher Bell [15] [$1,450]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [6] [$1,300]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [21] [$1,200]; 13. 89-Cody Darrah [19] [$1,100]; 14. 83-Craig Dollansky [18] [$1,000]; 15. 5T-Travis Philo [14] [$950]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [17] [$900]; 17. 59-Danny Holtgraver [23] [$850]; 18. 21-D.J. Foos [24] [$750]; 19. 1-Dale Blaney [3] [$725]; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5] [$700]; 21. 99-Brady Bacon [16] [$700]; 22. 63-Kody Swanson [22] [$700]; 23. 7-David Gravel [13] [$700]; 24. W20-Greg Wilson [20] [$700].

Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-30

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. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 32nd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic; and the 45th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 62nd 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. The Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android is available for free download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

Williams and Holden Show Championship Form at Mercer Raceway Park

Callahan, Hobaugh, Meister, and Hooks also Prevail

Mercer, PA (May 9, 2015): On Pittsburgh Circle Track Club night at Mercer Raceway Park, a pair of defending divisional champions, Eric "Turkey" WIlliams (4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels 410 Sprints) and Jimmy Holden (Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds) went to victory lane.

Also taking wins were Tim Callahan (Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks), George Hobaugh, Jr. (Bonnel's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors), Aaron Meister (Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites, and Shawn Hooks (Precise Racing Products Stock Cars).

Brandon Matus blasted out to an early lead in the 410 Sprint feature, presented by 4 Your Car Connection and World of Wheels. Francis Sesco, the pole man, held second briefly, but Eric Williams and Jack Sodeman, Jr. quickly nudged him back a couple of spots in the running order. Matus could not get away from WIlliams and Sodeman as he began to work his way through traffic.

Sodeman just passed Williams moments before the race was halted on lap 12 due to an emergency in the pit area requiring the attention of the track medical crew. During that extended red, Williams gathered his thoughts. "My mind doesn't always work too fast in these 25 lap races. I had a long time to think about it."

On the restart, Matus and and Sodeman held their positions, However, the start was waived off when Joe Kubiniec brought his car to a stop in turn four. That gave Williams another shot at the leaders. This time, he showed that he clearly had the fastest car on the track, and the plan that he devised under the extended red worked to perfection the second time around.

"He (Sodeman) was real good on the bottom, so it was a pretty safe thing where he was going to go on the restart," WIlliams said. He acknowledged that Sodeman had the edge the first time. "He drove away on that first restart but then we had that early caution, so I just thought we'd take it to the top and see what happens." Williams concluded, "it stuck, and it worked, and now we're here (in Victory Lane). Williams rode the cushion and passed both Sodeman and Matus to take the lead.

Williams pulled away over the next twelve laps for the easy win. On the final lap of the contest, Sodeman worked the inside line in turn one to take second from Matus. Rod George took fourth, ahead of Dan Kuriger. Earlier in the race, they had a spirited battle for fourth before George salted it away.

Carl Bowser finished sixth. Adam Kekich was seventh. Scott Priester slipped ahead of A.J. Flick, who made a remarkable save in turns three and four when he pulled a wheelie. Texas teen T.J. Michaels made his first appearance at the Park a memorable one with a solid tenth place run.

The preliminaries belonged to George and Brandon Matus. There was no B Main.

Jimmy "the Jet" Holden and early leader J.R. McGinley thrilled the fans with a side by side duel for the lead after a lap six restart. "Any time that you have a track like that where you can move positions and really race side by side, it's a lot of fun," Holden said. "We really had a good two, three lap run there side by side, and I think that's what we come here for, and what the fans come for." Their battle was so intense that they made slight contact fighting for the preferred line on the back stretch. "I think he wanted to come up, and I wanted to come down, I think it was about mutual, you know." But, they gathered it up and kept on racing, much to the delight of the crowd.

J.R. McGinley and Frankie Guidace paced the field for the start of the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modified feature event. Guidace rolled the top of turn one to take the lead, but he slid too high on the exit of the second corner, surrendering the lead to McGinley. Before McGinley could stretch his advantage, the caution was displayed for a spin by Eric Beggs in turn two.

On the restart, McGinley resumed the lead. but now Lonnie Riggs was giving chase.. Jimmy Holden was lurking in third, with Sid Unversagt, Jr., and Clyde Gumpp close behind. Kyle Fink had climbed from ninth to sixth in the early going.

Another caution on lap 5 for a four car skirmish between turns one and two shook up the running order in the top ten, as Richard Whitney, Tommy Kristyak, Shayne Izzo, and Clyde Gumpp came together.

The racers completed one more round before the third and final caution was displayed. for the disabled car of Kevin Green. During this stoppage, Riggs pulled off the track while still in the third position.

McGinley had the inside line, but Holden found some bite on the top of the track. The two ran side by side for a couple of laps before Holden took command. It was during this run that McGinley and Holden made slight contact while battling on the back chute. They both kept control of their cars, and no positions changed hands.

Holden led the rest of the way for his first win of the young season. McGinley held on for second, with Kyle Fink advancing to third. Tommy Kristyak rallied for fourth. Unversagt crossed in fifth. Tom Holden was sixth. Brian Schaffer, Shayne Izzo, Makayla Guidace, and Clyde Gumpp rounded out the top ten.

The heat winners were Shayne Izzo and Kyle Fink. There was no B Main.

In the Eperthener's Auto Wrecking and Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks, Tim Callahan scored his second victory in his second car. With Callahan's Outlaw Sprint Warrior sidelined indefinitely due to crash damage, he slipped behind the wheel of the car normally driven by Todd Hanlon. Callahan turned in a masterful performance to get the win.

Matt Rubright had the early lead, but Tyler Fulton chased him down. Callahan followed Fulton into second. Fulton retianed control after a restart, but Callahan grabbed the lead on the third round of the tricky oval.

Steve Longwell, Jr. displaced Fulton for second late in the race. Steve Longwell, Sr., and Russ Grossman were fourth and fifth. Rubright led the next group of five across the line. Trailing him were Shane Shook, Todd Kougher, John E. Gill, and Pete Blaczak.

Callahan and Fulton led the way in their heat races. There was no B Main.

George Hobaugh parlayed the pole position into a dominating win in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. It was his second straight win in the Lockhart Motorsports 58. Taking second was Evan Kornbaugh, a career best finish for the young pilot. Cody Bova was third. Alex Paden registered a solid fourth place finish, with Greg Dobrosky taking fifth.

Mark Rossey, Darin Gallagher, George Englert, Ken Rossey, and Joe McEwen earned top ten finishes. C.J. Jones was the victim of circumstances. While running third, he was caught up in a spin by a lapped machine.

Tyler Denochik and Hobaugh copped the heat wins. There was no B Main.

Shane Webb led the first half of the Rock Concrete Supply Modiifed Lite feature. Shane Pfueffer, challenged midway through the race, and took the lead soon thereafter. Pfeuffer survived a couple of cautions. However, with one lap to go, the field was bunched back up by a caution, Pfeuffer was turned as he raced through turns one and two, That set off a wild scramble that collected several other cars.

Webb restarted on the point, with Aaron Meister beside him. They raced side by side for the final lap, with Meister getting the victory by a narrow margin. Mike Flockerzi was third. Keith Smith and Bill Stivason rounded out the top five.

Veronica Jones placed sixth. Jacob Bova returned to seventh after being caught up in the final caution. Mark Marcucci, Sr., Glenn Teeter, and Doug Jones were the next finishers.

The preliminaries belonged to Pfeuffer and Bova. There was no B Main.

The Precise Racing Poducts Stock Car finale was a thriller. Shawn Hooks and Tim Burns raced side by side for the final laps, with Hooks taking the win by less than a car length. Chris Schneider edged Bob Schwartzmiller for third. Bobby Heim was fifth.

Mark Sanders, Ryan Moyer, Andy Thompson, Gary Miller, Jr., and Brett McDonald had positions six through ten. Pat Fielding and Bobby Heim topped the heats. There was no B Main.

Next week will be another Saturday Night Live! racing program. The Twin State Auto Racing Fan Club will be guests of the speedway. All club members in good standing will be admitted to the grandstands for free.

The month of May will close with two exciting Sprint a special events. The Mo Vaughn Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series rides into town with their traditional, non-wing Sprints on May 23. Then, May 30, thee will be three, count 'em, three winged Sprint divisions in action. The Patriot Sprint Tour will bring in their 360 cubic inch Sprints. Also in action will be the track's 4 Your Car Connection/World of Wheels 410 Sprints and the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Yo will not want to miss that one!

4 Your Car Connection/World of Wheels 410 Sprints: Eric WIlliams, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Brandon Matus, Rod George, Dan Kuriger, Carl Bowser, Adam Kekich, Scott Priester, A.J. Flick, T.J. Michaels, Jim Morris, Michael Bauer, John McCracken, Jr., Dennis Wagner, Brent Matus, Francis Sesco, Joe Kubiniec, Davey Jones, Gale Ruth, Jr. (DNS).

Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds: Jimmy Holden, J.R. McGinley, Kyle Fink, Tommy Kristyak, Sid Unversagt, Jr. , Tom Holden, Brian Schaffer, Shayne Izzo, Makayla Guidace, Clyde Gumpp, Jeff Schaffer, Jr., Max Smoker, Eric Beggs, Chelsea Kriegisch, William Schaffer, Frank Guidace, Lonnie Riggs, Richard Whitney, Kevin Green.

Eperthener's Auto Wrecking/Ray's Racing Collectibles Mini Stocks: Tim Callahan, Steve Longwell, Jr., Tyler Fulton, Steve Longwell, Sr., Russ Grossman, Matt Rubright, Shane Shook, Todd Kougher, John E. Gill, Pete Blazak, Jerry Batcher, Jordan Ehrenberg, Roger Wigton, Josh Rathbun (DNS), James Tasker (DNS).

Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: George Hobaugh, Evan Kornbaugh, Cody Bova, Alex Paden, Greg Dobrosky, Mark Rossey, Darin Gallagher, George Englert, Ken Rossey, and Joe McEwen, Chris Matthews, Andy Feil, Darren Pifer, Devin Litwiler, C.J. Jones, Tyler Denochik, Mike Marano, II, Kotie Kirkbride.

Rock Concrete Modified Lites: Aaron Meister, Shane Webb, Mike Flockerzi, Keith Smith, Bill Stivason, Veronica Jones, Jacob Bova, Mark Marcucci, Sr., Glenn Teeter, Doug Jones, Josh Christopher, Shane Pfeuffer, Jason Darocha, Dave Jones, Jason Johnson (DNS).

Precise Racing Products Stock Cars: Shawn Hooks, Tim Burns, Chris Schneider, Bob Schwartzmiller, Bobby Heim, Mark Sanders, Ryan Moyer, Andy Thompson, Gary Miller, Jr., Brett McDonald, Curtis J. Bish, Terry Wheeler, Pat Fielding, Garrett Calvert, Dillon Kineston.

 

 

Oswego Speedway Oswego, NY Saturday, May 9th, 2015

65th annual Opening Night presented by Planet Fitness/Mitchell's Speedway Press

BOX SCORE:

Novelis Supermodifieds

Novelis Supermodified Kick-Off (50-laps): 1. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 2. 47 - Bob Bond, 3. 00 - Joe Gosek, 4. 91 - Bobby Santos, 5. 50 - Dave Gruel, 6. 05 - Jeff Abold, 7. 55 - Keith Shampine, 8. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 9. 52 - Dave Danzer, 10. 22 - Pat Lavery, 11. 21 - Kody Graham, 12. 51 - Michael Muldoon, 13. 11 - Aric Iosue, 14. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr, 15. 0 - Tim Snyder, 16. 01 - Dan Connors, 17. 79 - Brian Sobus, 18. 96 - Lou LeVea Sr, 19. 6 - Davey Hamilton, 20. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 21. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 22. 06 - Dave Cliff, 23. 56 - Hal LaTulip

Lighthouse Lanes Hard Charger: #51 Michael Muldoon

Lighthouse Lanes Up and Comer: #91 Bobby Santos

Radical Racegear Lap Leader: #7 Otto Sitterly

Heat #1 (12-laps): 1. 05 - Jeff Abold, 2. 91 - Bobby Santos, 3. 6 - Davey Hamilton, 4. 00 - Joe Gosek, 5. 0 - Tim Snyder, 6. 26 - Shaun Gosselin, 7. 9 - Stephen Gioia III, 8. 56 - Hal LaTulip, 9. 51 - Michael Muldoon

Heat #2 (12-laps): 1. 50 - Dave Gruel, 2. 79 - Brian Sobus, 3. 7 - Otto Sitterly, 4. 21 - Kody Graham, 5. 55 - Keith Shampine, 6. 90 - Ray Graham, 7. 02 - Brandon Bellinger, 8. 83 - Lou LeVea Jr.

Heat #3 (12-laps): 1. 47 - Bob Bond, 2. 52 - Dave Danzer, 3. 22 - Pat Lavery, 4. 01 - Dan Connors, 5. 96 - Lou LeVea Jr., 6. 11 - Aric Iosue, 7. 06 - Dave Cliff, 8. 5 - Tim Devendorf

Pathfinder Bank SBS

Pathfinder Bank SBS Kick-Off (30-laps): 1. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 2. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 3. 50 - Dave Cliff, 4. 13 - Russ Brown, 5. 22 - Mike Bruce, 6. 93 - JJ Andrews, 7. 98 - Jason Simmons, 8. 7 - Alex Hoag, 9. 9 - Jack Patrick, 10. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 11. 54 - Camden Proud, 12. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 13. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 14. 99 - Dennis Rupert, 15. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 16. 71 - Ray Sands Jr, 17. 8 - Josh Kerr, 18. 87 - Matt Magner, 19. 97 - Jeremy Pitcher, 20. 74 - Mike Bond, 21. 44 - Zach Amo

D&S Landscaping Hard Charger: #69 Mark Castiglia

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

White's Car Care 4th Place: #13 Russ Brown

Sherwood Racing Wheels Lap Leader: #01 Dalton Doyle

Bacc-Off Hard Luck Award: #87 Matt Magner

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 01 - Dalton Doyle, 2. 50 - Dave Cliff, 3. 22 - Mike Bruce, 4. 87 - Matt Magner, 5. 73 - Alex Hoag, 6. 97 - Jeremy Pitcher, 7. 99 - Dennis Rupert

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 1 - Anthony Losurdo, 2. 18 - Andrew Schartner, 3. 9 - Jack Patrick, 4. 04 - Kreig Heroth, 5. 54 - Camden Proud, 6. 91 - Barry Kingsley, 7. 44 - Zach Amo

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 74 - Mike Bond, 2. 93 - JJ Andrews, 3. 13 - Russ Brown, 4. 98 - Jason Simmons, 5. 8 - Josh Kerr, 6. 71 - Ray Sand Jr., 7. 69 - Mark Castiglia, 8. 15 - James Babcock

Race of Champions Modifieds

Richie Evans Memorial (75-laps): 1. 25 - Mike Leaty, 2. 07 - Patrick Emerling, 3. 21 - Tony Hanbury, 4. 32 - Tyler Rypkema, 5. 34 - Rusty Smith, 6. 3 - Daren Scherer, 7. 51 - TJ Potrzebowski, 8. 60 - Matt Hirschman, 9. 8 - Bobby Holmes, 10. 69 - Tommy Cloce, 11. 53 - Brian DeFebo, 12. 22 - Chuck Hossfeld, 13. 65 - George Skora, 14. 57 - Andy Jankowiak, 15. 90 - Bobby Santos, 16. 54 - Tommy Catalano, 17. 45 - Kevin Timmerman, 18. 51 - Lee Sharpsteen, 19. 10 - Daryl Lewis, 20. 11 - Kirk Totten, 21. 47 - Jim Storace, 22. 95 - Bryan Sherwood, 23. 59 - Karl Hehr, 24. 13 - Jim Steffenhagen

Heat #1 (10-laps): 1. 57 - Andy Jankowiak, 2. 45 - Kevin Timmerman, 3. 69 - Tommy Cloce, 4. 48 - Sam Fullone, 5. 95 - Bryan Sherwood, 6. 42 - Nick Pecko, 7. 90 - Bobby Santos, 8. 14 - Doug Reaume

Heat #2 (10-laps): 1. 34 - Rusty Smith, 2. 51 - TJ Potrzebowski, 3. 8 - Bobby Holmes, 4. 60 - Matt Hirschman, 5. 59 - Karl Hehr, 6. 47 - Jim Storace, 7. 10 - Daryl Lewis

Heat #3 (10-laps): 1. 53 - Brian DeFebo, 2. 3 - Daren Scherer, 3. 07 - Patrick Emerling, 4. 11 - Kirk Totten, 5. 64 - Amy Catalano, 6. 54 - Tommy Catalano, 7. 1 - Chris Risdale

Heat #4 (10-laps): 1. 25 - Mike Leaty, 2. 32 - Tyler Rypkema, 3. 21 - Tony Hanbury, 4. 51 - Lee Sharpsteen, 5. 22 - Chuck Hossfeld, 6. 65 - George Skora, 7. 13 - Jim Steffenhagen

Next Race: Saturday, May 23 Port City 160 'Super Spectacle' Novelis Supermodified Jim Shampine Memorial 75 ISMA Supermodified Jack Murphy Memorial 50 Pathfinder Bank SBS Tony White Memorial 35

 

 

Spring Cleaning

St. Croix Falls, WI, May 8, 2015

 by Terry Lehnertz and Greg Parent

Clean sweeps were the order of the evening at St. Croix Valley Raceway’s season opener on Friday night, with drivers in five divisions taking home victories in both their heat and feature races. The Valley celebrated Mother’s Day with its Moms Rock night featuring giveaways and specials for all of the moms in attendance and blistering racing action in all six regular classes.

The lone exception to the clean-sweep rule was the victor in the night’s first feature, Pure Stock pilot Casey Ogilvie. Grabbing the lead early, the youngster lead from the drop of the green, and successfully fended off a furious late-race charge from heat race winner Tim Baxter. The fancy driving earned Ogilvie his first career feature win in front of Baxter, Tucker Quinn, last week’s winner Darren Kohler and Kyle Dahlheimer.

Not satisfied with perfection a week ago, Future Four chauffeur Nick Axelsen is sending the early message that the #19 is the car to beat in 2015. After a lap two caution for a hard, head-on collision that took out both Brock Anderson and Dave Nogle in the heat race, only four cars managed to take the green for he feature race. Axelsen shot right to the point at the start and never looked back. While Trevor Reding and Steven Johnson jostled for second, Axelsen cruised to the win and remained prefect on the season so far, with four wins in four races.

Ty Sampair has rebounded to his winning ways, the two-time UMSS Micro Sprint series champion had to settle for second place at last Friday’s Ice Breaker Challenge, but got right down to business for the Moms Rock night feature. Darting to the point almost instantly, Sampair looked strong and determined up front. Ice Breaker winner Val Urman gave chase until mechanical maladies ended his run three laps shy of the finish. After Urman coasted to the infield, Sampair dominated the race over Brian VanMeveren, Austin Letourneau and reigning series champion Jack Berger.

A week ago, WISSOTA Midwest Modified driver Jason VandeKamp, “tried a few things” with the set up on his #16 mount. The unfortunate reality of the term trail-and-error is that error is an inevitable part of the equation. So a long week in the shop spent reverting his car back to more tried-and-true geometry proved to be good medicine for the prolific racer. David Mastell started on the outside of the front row and held the lead early with third heat race winner Kyle Matuska tucked in behind in second. VandeKamp, meanwhile, started seventh and blasted by Matuska by lap three. In the space of three more laps, VandeKamp wrestled the lead away from Mastell and then rode on to a dominating victory.

No stranger to Victory Lane at The Valley, nor to clean-sweeps, for that matter, Buzzy Adams put on a clinic in the WISSOTA Modifieds. The former track and national champion started from the outside pole and paced the field for the entire distance. Steve Lavasseur looked strong in his #99L, working his way up to second in the first handful of laps, but could never mount a serious challenge. Sparks flew on lap five as Chet Atkinson scarily “skate-boarded” his #3c atop the concrete wall in turn two, bringing out the caution flag. Despite appearances, the wreck wasn’t as damaging as the fireworks indicated, and although Atkinson was unable to continue, the driver was unharmed in the incident.

With 18 UMSS Traditional sprints in the pits for their season opener at the St. Croix Valley Raceway on Friday May 8, the battle up front in their 25 lap feature was contested between young racer and 2014 TSCS Rookie of the Year Chase Viebrock from New Richmond and veteran driver and 2012-2013 TSCS series champion Rob Caho, Jr. from Wyoming. Although Viebrock ended up the winner, by no means was it an easy victory. Commenting afterwards, Viebrock indicated that, "he (Caho) really made me work hard for that win. I was huffing and puffing under those cautions trying to catch my breath while waiting for the race to restart. It's great to start off the season with a win." For Viebrock, it was his fourth career TSCS feature win as the "New Richmond Nightmare" begins his second season behind the wheel of a non-winged UMSS Traditional sprint car. The 18 car turnout tied a series car count record.

Heat races on opening night were won by Caho, Viebrock and Jon Lewerer. Lewerer got the luck of the draw with the pole position for the feature race. Sitting on the outside of row one was winged racer Anna Kouba. Viebrock and Caho comprised the second row.

At the drop of the green, Viebrock dove low coming off turn four and beat Lewerer and the rest of the field into turn one for the lead. The race was under the red flag with six laps scored when "Hurricane" Katrina Sautbine contacted an infield tractor tire in turn four and rolled over. She was a bit banged up but otherwise okay. Viebrock continued to lead following the restart with Caho applying heavy pressure at times for the top spot. Meanwhile, Rick Kobs was on the move forward from his ninth starting spot and soon found himself in third. The yellow waved when Mike Walters stalled on the front stretch with eleven laps in. The next three laps after the restart where really exciting up front, as Viebrock and Caho exchanged the lead on a couple of occasions. The final caution flew three laps later with 14 laps scored when Jake Kouba stopped in turn four. The final 11 circuits ran caution-free to the finish with Viebrock holding off Caho for the win. Kobs finished third ahead of Lewerer and Jimmy Kouba.

All six regular weekly classes are back in action this Friday, May 15, for the “you be the driver” promotion at The Valley. After the races, fans will have an opportunity to circle St. Croix Valley Raceway in their personal vehicles. More information for this and other future events may be found on the track’s website, www.SCVRaceway.com, as well as their Facebook page.

RACE RESULTS (unofficial) – May 8, 2015 Pure Stocks, Feature: Casey Ogilvie, Tim Baxter, Tucker Quinn, Darren Kohler, Kyle Dahlheimer, Cale Anderson, Nick Traynor, Skip Lutgen(DNS) Heat: Baxter, Traynor, Dahlheimer, Ogilvie, Quinn, Kohler, Lutgen, Anderson

Future Fours/Minivans, Feature: Nick Axelsen, Steven Johnson, Trevor Reding, Adam Nelson, Dave Nogle (DNS), Brock Anderson (DNS). Heat: Axelsen, Nelson, Johnson, Reding, Nogle, Anderson WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds, Feature: Jason VandeKamp, Kyle Matuska, Mitch Weiss, David Mastell, Kevin Monteith, Josh Bazey, Jason Haugerud, Jeremy Nelson, Jeff Born, Kyle Hallin, Kevin Marlett, Joe L’Allier, Greg Arnt, Jesse Krause, Tim Baxter. Heat 1: VandeKamp, Bazey, Marlett, L’Allier, Nelson Heat 2: Weiss, Hallin, Haugerud, Monteith, Baxter (DNS) Heat 3: Matuska, Born, Mastell, Arnt, Krause WISSOTA Modifieds, Feature: Kevin Adams, Steve Lavasseur, Justin Oestreich, Jeremy Nelson, Kyle Steffen, Bob Houston, Chet Atkinson, Clayton Wagamon, JB Stortz Heat: Adams, Oestreich, Stortz, Wagamon, Atkinson, Nelson, Steffen, Houston, Lavasseur TSCS Sprints | Traditional Sprint Car Series GRP Motorsports A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock[3]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[4]; 3. 81-Rick Kobs[9]; 4. 69S-Jon Lewerer[1]; 5. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[10]; 6. 48-Neal Matuska[15]; 7. 16-Anna Kouba[2]; 8. 87-Mike Mueller[13]; 9. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 10. 14-Tommy Kamrath[7]; 11. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III[6]; 12. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose[17]; 13. (DNF) 7B-Scott Brandt[8]; 14. (DNF) 27-Mike Walters[11]; 15. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell[16]; 16. (DNF) 55-Joseph Kouba[14]; 17. (DNF) 13K-Katrina Sautbine[12]; DNS 21J-Jori Hughes Lap Leader: Viebrock 1-25 Cautions: (3)

Meeks Video Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 78-Rob Caho Jr[2]; 2. 14-Tommy Kamrath[1]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[3]; 4. 81-Rick Kobs[6]; 5. 87-Mike Mueller[4]; 6. 55-Joseph Kouba[5] Mora Motorworks Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock[2]; 2. 16-Anna Kouba[3]; 3. 7B-Scott Brandt[4]; 4. 27-Mike Walters[5]; 5. (DNF) 21J-Jori Hughes[1]; DNS 95-Kevin Bradwell Driverwebsites.com Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 69S-Jon Lewerer[1]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[3]; 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III[5]; 4. 13K-Katrina Sautbine[2]; 5. 90-Tony Klose[6]; 6. (DNF) 48-Neal Matuska[4]

UMSS Micros | Micro Sprint League of the UMSS Somerset Auto Salvage A Feature (12 Laps): 1. 64S-Ty Sampair[3]; 2. 64-Brian VanMeveren[2]; 3. 51-Austin Letourneau[4]; 4. 55-Jack Berger[5]; 5. (DNF) 462-Val Urman[1] Lap Leader: Sampair 1-12 No cautions. Somerset Auto Salvage Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 64S-Ty Sampair[3]; 2. 462-Val Urman[2]; 3. 64-Brian VanMeveren[1]; 4. 51-Austin Letourneau [5]; 5. 55-Jack Berger[4]

 

 

"V is for Victory" as Chase Viebrock Wins TSCS Season Opener at SCVR St. Croix Falls, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (5-8-15)

With 18 non-winged UMSS Traditional sprints in the pits for their season opener at the St. Croix Valley Raceway on Friday May 8, the battle up front in their 25 lap feature was contested between young racer and 2014 TSCS Rookie of the Year Chase Viebrock from New Richmond and veteran driver and 2012-2013 TSCS series champion Rob Caho, Jr. from Wyoming. Although Viebrock ended up the winner, by no means whatsoever was it an easy victory. Commenting afterwards, Chase indicated that "He (Caho) really made me work hard for that win. I was huffing and puffing under those cautions trying to catch my breath while waiting for the race to restart. It's great to start off the season with a win." For Viebrock, it was his fourth career TSCS feature win as the "New Richmond Nightmare" begins his second season behind the wheel of a non-winged UMSS Traditional sprint car. The 18 car turnout tied a series car count record.

For 2015, the Traditional sprints will continue with their usual race format of heat races and a feature on most race nights. Tonight was no different, but the redraw procedure to determine the starting lineup for their feature event has changed some from previous seasons. The top four drivers in passing and finishing points following the heat races now draw for the first four starting positions in the main event while the remainder of the field lines up straight-up from fifth on back. Heat races on opening night were won by Caho, Viebrock and Jon Lewerer. Lewerer got the luck of the draw with the pole position for the feature race. Sitting on the outside of row one was winged racer Anna Kouba. Viebrock and Caho comprised the second row.

At the drop of the green, Viebrock dove low coming off turn four and beat Lewerer and the rest of the field into turn one for the lead. The race was under the red flag with six laps scored when "Hurricane" Katrina Sautbine contacted an infield tractor tire in turn four and rolled over. She was a bit banged up but otherwise okay. Viebrock continued to lead following the restart with Caho applying heavy pressure at times for the top spot. Meanwhile, Rick Kobs was on the move forward from his ninth starting spot and soon found himself in third. The yellow waved when Mike Walters stalled on the front stretch with eleven laps in. The next three laps after the restart where really exciting up front, as Viebrock and Caho exchanged the lead on a couple of occasions. The final caution flew three laps later with 14 laps scored when Jake Kouba stopped in turn four and was refired. The final 11 circuits ran caution-free to the finish with Viebrock holding off Caho for the win. Kobs finished third ahead of Lewerer and Jimmy Kouba.

The series continues in action on Friday nights at the St. Croix Valley Raceway with the second race of the 2015 season slated for next Friday May 15. On Memorial Day weekend, the non-winged sprints double up with the winged sprints at SCVR on May 22 for the Davey Tabor Memorial and then head to Rice Lake Speedway on May 23. Keep tabs on the action by visiting the UMSS website, SCVR website or by following us on Facebook.

TSCS Race Results - St. Croix Valley Raceway May 8, 2015 (Race #1):

GRP Motorsports A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock[3]; 2. 78-Rob Caho Jr[4]; 3. 81-Rick Kobs[9]; 4. 69S-Jon Lewerer[1]; 5. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[10]; 6. 48-Neal Matuska[15]; 7. 16-Anna Kouba[2]; 8. 87-Mike Mueller[13]; 9. 6-Jake Kouba[5]; 10. 14-Tommy Kamrath[7]; 11. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III[6]; 12. (DNF) 90-Tony Klose[17]; 13. (DNF) 7B-Scott Brandt[8]; 14. (DNF) 27-Mike Walters[11]; 15. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell[16]; 16. (DNF) 55-Joseph Kouba[14]; 17. (DNF) 13K-Katrina Sautbine[12]; DNS 21J-Jori Hughes. Lap Leader: Viebrock 1-25. Cautions: (3) Meeks Video Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 78-Rob Caho Jr[2]; 2. 14-Tommy Kamrath[1]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba[3]; 4. 81-Rick Kobs[6]; 5. 87-Mike Mueller[4]; 6. 55-Joseph Kouba[5]. Mora Motorworks Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock[2]; 2. 16-Anna Kouba[3]; 3. 7B-Scott Brandt[4]; 4. 27-Mike Walters[5]; 5. (DNF) 21J-Jori Hughes[1]; DNS 95-Kevin Bradwell. Driverwebsites.com Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 69S-Jon Lewerer[1]; 2. 6-Jake Kouba[3]; 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III[5]; 4. 13K-Katrina Sautbine[2]; 5. 90-Tony Klose[6]; 6. (DNF) 48-Neal Matuska[4].

 

 

Justin Sanders charges to second win in a row with the Ocean Sprints during another entertaining 30-lapper on Friday

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – May 8, 2015…Current Ocean Sprints point leader Justin Sanders put together another masterful drive on Friday night, passing Brent Kaeding on lap 21 of the feature en route to his second consecutive Taco Bravo win at the Ocean Speedway.

Sanders has been one of the most impressive drivers in all of Northern California this season and extended his point lead to 34-markers following the victory. The Watsonville, CA driver worked traffic to perfection and made some fantastic moves on the well prepared quarter-mile, aboard the North County Plastering/ Lancaster Locksmith No. 17 mount.

“That was definitely a fun race tonight and I’m pretty pumped to be standing up here in victory lane again,” Sanders said. “That is exactly what a race track is supposed to be like. Having the ability to run multiple grooves and pull off slide jobs is what every racer loves. I can’t say enough about my team and want to thank everyone involved with Ocean Speedway as well. To be able to pass guys like Brent Kaeding and Tommy Tarlton is something to hang your hat on. Hopefully we can make it three in a row next week.”

Brent Kaeding jumped out to the early lead in the feature and looked stout early on at the helm of his Al’s Roofing Supply No. 69 Sprinter. Tarlton tried to keep pace with him through the opening stages, but soon had company in the form of Brad Furr, Sanders and Shane Golobic. On lap 10 Furr carved his way past Tarlton for the second spot, with Sanders also getting by for third on lap 11. Sanders then dispatched of Furr for the runner up spot on lap 13.

The great four car slide fest continued for multiple laps, as Golobic eventually sliced his way by Tarlton and Furr at the halfway point.

Sanders and Golobic then reeled in Kaeding, who saw his comfortable lead evaporate in seconds. Sanders and Kaeding fought for the lead over a few laps, until Sanders made the move on lap 21 to claim the top spot that he would never relinquish. BK kept pace for a couple laps, before Sanders turned on the rocket burners and pulled away to take the Ed Entz checkered flag. Kaeding was able to hold off a very fast Golobic to score his third runner up finish in three Ocean Sprints starts this year.

“Well all I can say is second sucks,” commented a dejected Kaeding on the front stretch. “I thought we were going to have a shot to win this thing, but Justin was really fast again and he made the right moves. We’ve been close to a win this year and we’ll move on to Petaluma with the King of the West Series tomorrow.”

Golobic tallied a third place finish for the third time this season with the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo. In fact, he has finished just behind Kaeding on all three occasions this year aboard his Keith Day Trucking No. 22 machine. “It was a great track tonight and a lot of fun to race on. We had a really good battle there with Brent and I wish we could have got up there to race with Justin, but he was pretty fast again. I want to thank this whole Keith Day Trucking team and also all you fans that came out tonight. We couldn’t do it without you.”

Tarlton crossed the stripe in fourth, with Furr rounding out the top-five. Fresno’s Koen Shaw had one of the best nights of his season coming home in sixth, as did Salinas, CA’s Jeremy Chisum in seventh. Fresno’s Kyler Shaw, Fremont’s Dustin Golobic and Salinas’ Jason Chisum completed the top-10. Sanders earned the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award in the feature. Full results can be found on www.racepmg.com

The two heat races held during the night were picked off by Brad Furr and Brent Kaeding, while Furr opened the evening by setting the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time for the second week in a row. The Beer Optics Hard Luck Award went to Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson, who suffered extensive damage in an A-main crash.

A-main finish: #17 Justin Sanders #69 Brent Kaeding #22 Shane Golobic #21 Tommy Tarlton #2 Brad Furr #88 Koen Shaw #8 Jermey Chisum #92 Kyler Shaw #9J Dustin Golobic #25Z Jason Chisum #72W Kurt Nelson #23 Ken Fredenburg #55 Danny Malfatti #6D Josh Chisum #51 Anthony Espinoza #34 Darrell Taylor #3T Nicholas Ringo

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will be back in action next Friday night May 15 for round number six on the season. After that a week off will be seen, before resuming action on Friday May 29.

 

 

Schroeder goes flag-to-flag in Sprints at Limaland

(5/8/15) – The warmest evening of the spring season meant the high-banked -mile Limaland Motorsports Park oval would gradually lose its moisture and result in slicker racing conditions than previously this season. It produced some thrilling slides on the dirt and also a few predictable collisions.

The night of racing also saw veteran Butch Schroeder return to the winner’s circle after a few years absence. Schroeder, from Leipsic, Ohio, made the most of his pole starting position for the 25-lap K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders feature. He led from start to finish, but constantly fought of a primary challenge from Elida’s Max Stambaugh.

Schroeder chose a middle to bottom racing line as it seemed risky hovering too close to the outside wall with a fast drying, slick racing surface. By the event mid-point both Schroeder and Stambaugh were carefully slicing through lapped traffic. With five laps remaining, Max Stambaugh was right on Schroeder’s tail trying to inch around on the inside.

Three separate restarts, following caution periods during the final five laps, gave Stambaugh additional opportunities to get around Schroeder. One of the yellow flags came out as point’s leader Jared Horstman’s #17 machine became flipped on its side on the bottom in turn four. Through the various caution delays, Schroeder showed his experience in holding on to the lead position despite the heavy pressure applied from behind by Stambaugh.

“This car was working excellent on a nice smooth track,” said a jubilant Schroeder. “(Crew Chief) Tyson (Schroeder) brought the car here tonight with a little bit different set-up. He told me to just drive it like I wanted. It’s great to be back on the front stretch (winner’s circle) here at Limaland.” It was Schroeder’s fourth career win at the track. Stambaugh will likely take over the points lead with the runner-up finish.

The K & N UMP Modifieds 20-lap final was the next test for Todd Sherman as he looked to continue his dominance of the division. Sherman had posted feature wins the previous two weeks, after missing the main event on opening night.

Lima’s Jeff Koz, concentrating full-time this season on his Modified program after considerable success in the Thunderstock division, took the lead at the start from his front row position. Koz held the point through the first eight laps, but Sherman was noticeably moving well through traffic. By the fifth circuit Sherman was locked on Koz’s rear bumper, looking to make a move on either side for a possible pass. Finally, Todd Sherman took over race leadership with a clean pass through turn number two on the inside.

From that point, Sherman continued to carry his familiar #65 entry using higher grooves in turns 3 & 4, while sticking low when rolling through turns 1 & 2. It worked flawlessly as he fought off a handful of late race cautions and subsequent restarts to post a third consecutive triumph in the division.

“It’s awesome anytime you can win, especially for us as we were behind in points after the first week,” remarked the Indiana ace following career win number 43. “I’ve been racing all out and I usually don’t race that way early in the season. It was a little slick and dusty tonight, not like usual. My car was good and I was able to get out of turn four real well.”

It appears Sherman is building towards a showdown with NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader, who will be competing in the Modifieds division next week at Limaland Motorsports Park. “I’m up for the challenge and I think I can give him a run for his money,” said Sherman, who recalled Schrader having usually been a winner at the track.

The Budweiser Thunderstocks closed the evening’s festivities with their 15-lap feature. The division has had a different winner each of the first three weeks of the new season and this evening would prove to be no different.

UNOH Racers athletic motorsports team driver Jared Spalding started on the pole and looked to be comfortable as he led the field through the first seven trips around. A restart on lap number 3 saw the previous week’s winner Jordan Conover stay close behind Spalding. Also mid-pack starter Dean Pitts and UNOH Racer Jordon Lawrence were roaring through the field and moving into contention.

Pitts found himself on Spalding’s tail and executed a clean inside pass for the lead in turn two on lap seven. After a restart on lap eight, Pitts quickly carved out a couple of car lengths margin over Lawrence and Spalding. It also was the beginning of a series of mishaps that produced numerous caution flags and time-consuming cleanup efforts for track safety crews.

Following a multi-car collision on the front straight, officials decided to wave the checkered flag with a few laps still remaining in the scheduled 15-lapper. Pitts was able to claim his first career win and the abbreviated feature didn’t dampen his enthusiasm. “This car was great tonight and my crew worked hard on it. I’m really looking forward to the rest of season.”

The Botkins, Ohio driver also humbly noted a loss that his family had suffered. “This race is for my 6-year old niece (Caroline) who lost her life this year. She was an angel.”

Limaland Motorsports Park returns to action on Friday, May 15, with the 80th Anniversary Race including NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader in the K & N Filters UMP Modifieds. Also the K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders and Budweiser Thunderstocks will compete. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Ohio Logistics 27th Annual Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics, July 15, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, are on sale now. Call 419-998-3199.

All the latest news and information about America’s premier quarter-mile dirt track can be found at www.limaland.com.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 5/8/2015 Post Printing Night

McDonald’s Dash (5 Laps) 1. 11-Tim Allison: 2. 28H-Hud Horton 3. 83-Kyle Sauder; 4. 23-Devon Dobie

K&N UMP Modifieds Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 16-Jeff Koz, 2. T5X-Bud Roberts, 3. 24-Zeke Mckenzie 4. 4-Jason Kinney; 5. 1-Andy Galgoci, 6. 34X-Brandon Vaughan 7. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger, 8. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick, 9. 19B-Ryan Ordway

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 9V-Shawn Valenti, 2. 22T-Tony Anderson, 3. 28-Chad Rosenbeck 4. 11H-Mike Hohlbein, 5. L5-Casey Luedeke, 6. 17N-Dillion Nusbaum 7. 46-Andy Bibler, 8. 3W-Dylan Woodling

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 Transfer) 1. 65-Todd Sherman, 2. X-Jerry Bowersock, 3. 10-Scott Bowersock 4. 71-Joel Ortberg, 5. 20K-Bill Keeler, 6. 41-Jason Mccoy 7. 96-Pete Wormcastle, 8. 17-Nick Felkey

B-Main - (8 Laps - Top 6 Transfer) 1. 34X-Brandon Vaughan, 2. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger, 3. 46-Andy Bibler 4. 17N-Dillion Nusbaum, 5. 3W-Dylan Woodling, 6. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick 7. 96-Pete Wormcastle, 8. 17-Nick Felkey, 9. 41-Jason Mccoy 10. 19B-Ryan Ordway

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 65-Todd Sherman[3]; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[2]; 3. 9V-Shawn Valenti[1] 4. X-Jerry Bowersock[6]; 5. T5X-Bud Roberts[4]; 6. 4-Jason Kinney[10] 7. 22T-Tony Anderson[5]; 8. 10-Scott Bowersock[9]; 9. 1-Andy Galgoci[13] 10. 28-Chad Rosenbeck[8]; 11. 17N-Dillion Nusbaum[19] 12. L5-Casey Luedeke[14]; 13. 71-Joel Ortberg[12]; 14. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[16]; 15. 20K-Bill Keeler[15]; 16. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick[21]; 17.18N-Derrick Noffsinger[17] 18. 3W-Dylan Woodling[20]; 19. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[11] 20. 46-Andy Bibler[18]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 49-Shawn Dancer, 2. 28H-Hud Horton, 3. 17-Jared Horstman 4. 12R-Nick Roberts, 5. 22R-Kevin Roberts, 6. 5W-Jeff Williams 7. 27R-Kyle Locke

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. B20-Butch Schroeder, 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 3. OO-Dane Lorence 4. 31N-Rod Henning, 5. 6S-Jr Stewart, 6. 12J-Tyler Moore 7. 8J-Jess Stiger

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 57-Mike Dunlap, 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup, 3. 83-Kyle Sauder 4. 11-Tim Allison, 5. 16B-Dakota Busche, 6. 23-Devon Dobie

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. B20-Butch Schroeder[1]; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[5]; 3. 57-Mike Dunlap[3] 4. 28H-Hud Horton[4]; 5. 83-Kyle Sauder[9]; 6. 10X-Dustin Stroup[6] 7. 6S-Jr Stewart[14]; 8. 22R-Kevin Roberts[13]; 9. 23-Devon Dobie[18] 10. 49-Shawn Dancer[2]; 11. 31N-Rod Henning[11]; 12.17-Jared Horstman[7] 13. 8J-Jess Stiger[20]; 14. 5W-Jeff Williams[16]; 15. OO-Dane Lorence[8] 16. 12R-Nick Roberts[10]; 17. 11-Tim Allison[12]; 18. 12J-Tyler Moore[17] 19. 16B-Dakota Busche[15]; 20. 27R-Kyle Locke[19]

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. OOP-Dean Pitts, 2. 22T-Tony Anderson, 3. 7C-Jordan Conover 4. 99-Andy King, 5. 17J-Jarrod Klay, 6. OO-Paul Norris

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 82-Chris Douglas, 2. 89-Keith Schockery, 3. 1-Jared Spalding 4. 1W-Mark Wooten, 5. 32-Scott Boyd Jr., 6. 26-Justin Long

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti, 2. 27-Frank Paladino, 3. 2-Jordon Lawrence 4. 53-Shane Aeschliman, 5. 23-Casey Barr, 6. O1-Austen Raybourn

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. OOP-Dean Pitts[8]; 2. 2-Jordon Lawrence[9]; 3. 82-Chris Douglas[7] 4. 22T-Tony Anderson[5]; 5. OO-Paul Norris[16]; 6. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] 7. 53-Shane Aeschliman[12]; 8. 1-Jared Spalding[1]; 9. 7C-Jordan Conover[2] 10. 99-Andy King[10]; 11. 1W-Mark Wooten[11]; 12. 27-Frank Paladino[3] 13. 17J-Jarrod Klay[13]; 14. O1-Austen Raybourn[18]; 15. 26-Justin Long[17] 16. 89-Keith Schockery[4]; 17. 5-Dwayne Treon, 18. 32 Scott Boyd Jr.

 

Allard Ends Skid, Wins #56
By: Elijah Jones

(May 8th, 2015)..............The California sprint car scene is used to seeing Chico, CA driver Jonathan Allard winning early and often here on the West Coast. That had not been the case in 2015, until tonight. Allard finally picked up his first win of 2015 during Chuck Patterson Point Race #6 presented by Fastenal/JP's Paint and Auto Body. The win was Allard's 56th of his career which ties him for 2nd All Time at the Silver Dollar Speedway with Tim Kaeding. Other winners during tonights action included Ryan McDaniel in the Ltd. Late Model, Phillip Shelby in the Street Stock, Brian Cooper in Hobby Stocks, and Duane Cleveland in the Dirt Modifieds.
Michael Ing and Andy Forsberg would lead the field down to the Green Flag of the 25 lap 410 Sprint Car Main Event. Forsberg would take the advantage into turn one and would actually open up and early lead on the field. An early couple of Yellow Flags for the Rookie driver Chase Majdic though would allow Jonathan Allard to stay close to Forsberg. Allard made his move on Lap #10 and would get by Forsberg in turn two. From there Allard would check out from the field. The win would not however come easily for Allard as he would encounter trouble with some of the slower cars at the rear of the field. He was nearly collected a couple of times trying to work around the cars at the back of the pack, but patience finally paid off and he was able to secure the victory. After running 2nd the final ten laps of the race Andy Forsberg would slip up the track in turns three and four on the final lap allowing Sean Becker and Tanner Thorson to get by. The top five ended up like this. Jonathan Allard with the win, followed by Sean Becker 2nd, Tanner Thorson 3rd, Andy Forsberg 4th, and Bud Kaeding rounded out the top five. Heat Race victories went to Bud Kaeding and Mason Moore. While Andy Forsberg set Fast Time with a lap of 11.952.
The Ltd. Late Model Main Event was dominated once again by none other than Ryan McDaniel. McDaniel has been the one to beat in this class the last two seasons. He is undefeated so far this year in Main Event action at the Silver Dollar Speedway in the Ltd. Late Model. Matt Micheli moved into the 2nd position late in the race and gave McDaniel everything he had to try and find a way around but was unable to make anything happen. Micheli would have to settle for 2nd. Jeff Olschowka came home in the 3rd position, followed by Duane Cleveland who started last and worked his way nicely through the field. David Newquist would round out the top five. Heat Race Victories were claimed by Matt Micheli and David Newquist respectively.
Phillip Shelby jumped in Steve Hammett's #11 Street Stock tonight and laid it down, as he would take home the victory for the Street Stocks. After tonight's event the Points are all shook up as your Points Leader heading into the event, Phil Marino blew the motor in Hot Laps, and 2nd in points Chris Warner didnt show up for tonights event. Unofficially after tonights race Eddie Hammett, who ended the first points race upside down on the front straightaway will be the new Points Leader after finishing 2nd tonight to Shelby. Brent Lawrence would finish a solid third after starting on the Pole, with Clinton Earl and Gary Newman rounding out the top five positions. Heat Race Victories were claimed by Phillip Shelby and Eddie Hammett.
The IMCA Dirt Modified Main Event was action packed as always. We saw great racing for the lead between Duane Cleveland and Ryan McDaniel the whole race. Cleveland though would come out on top for the second time this season. Scary moment during the race though as Chris Lewis would flip his car in turn one violently. The car rolled three times in the air before landing on all fours. Lewis was able to get out of the car on his own and walk off the track. Ryan McDaniel continues a strong start to the season with his 2nd place finish. Mark Abouzeid had a solid run finishing 3rd. While Raymond Lindeman and Ray Trimble rounded out the top five. Heat Race Wins went to Ryan McDaniel and Duane Cleveland.
The Hobby Stocks in 2015 have been dominated by one family. That is the Cooper Family in their nearly identical cars, all sponsored by Automaxx and CSD Engines. Brian Cooper is now undefeated through 3 races this season. He has not lost a Heat Race or Main Event. Tonight however Brian's brother Todd gave him a run for his money. Todd Cooper had the race all but won, when he made a minor mistake in lapped traffic that allowed brother Brian to get back by. Todd Cooper would have to settle for the 2nd spot, while Brian Compton finished 3rd, with David Pierce and David Cooper rounding out the top five positions. Brian Cooper and Brian Compton each picked up Heat Race Victories.
With Points Race #6 in the books we are done with Points Racing until June 5th when we return with Points Race #7. Before then though, we have a very busy weekend of racing during the Silver Dollar Fair. We will be taking next Friday May 15th off in preparation for the coming weeks events. It all begins Friday, May 22nd with Motocross Racing on the Infield of the mile Silver Dollar Speedway. We turn around the next day Saturday, May 23rd and will host the Annual 200 Lap Enduro race. Sunday, May 24th is the show of the weekend as the Civil War 360 Sprint Cars invade the Silver Dollar Speedway for their Annual Fair Race. This race is always one of the bigger and most popular events of the year at the Speedway. We will round out the Fair weekend on Monday, the 25th with the fan favorite Destruction Derby. For more information about these upcoming events please visit our website at www.silverdollarspeedway.com or the Fairgrounds website at www.silverdollarfair.org.

 

 

Schatz, Ballou Win Day One of ‘Mother of All Sprint Car Weekends’

Sprint Cars from the World of Outlaws and USAC Return to Eldora Tomorrow Night; Tickets just $25

ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 8, 2015) – Donny Schatz and Robert Ballou won day one of the ‘Mother of All Sprint Car Weekends’ at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

It was Schatz’s seventh World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car victory of 2015 and Ballou’s fourth this year in the United States Auto Club (USAC) National Sprint Car Series. It’s the first time in history that these prolific sanctioning bodies showcased their national winged and non-winged sprint car tours on the same track on the same night.

Schatz started second in the 30 lap WoO race and chased down pole sitter Kerry Madsen, who took the early lead. The two traded slide jobs dicing their way through traffic with Schatz officially listed as the leader of lap 14 the while Shane Stewart and Rico Abreu joined the lead duo. It was Schatz’s first win at Eldora since the Kings Royal in July 2009.

“These guys on this race team do a phenomenal job,” Schatz said. “Every place we’ve struggled at in the past, they come and pick up their game. This place was on the list. These guys just kept working. I had a great racecar underneath me. Kerry (Madsen) is pretty good here, he must have faded at the end. It feels good to be in victory lane at Eldora. It’s been awhile.”

Stewart was second, while Abreu, Paul McMahan and Greg Wilson rounded out the top-five. Madsen finished sixth.

In the USAC National Sprint Car race, Ballou started second, but shot the lead on the first lap and rode the cushion to victory lane.

It was Ballou’s fourth win of 2015 and the 13th of his career.

“We’ve got a rebuild coming up this week,” Ballou said. “The motor we hot lapped with and qualified with and ran the heat race with just wasn’t cutting it. These guys busted their butt. The only other motor we had was in our other car and you can’t change cars. Everyone just busted their butts to get this thing back together. We guessed on the setup and I think we nailed it. This place has been good to me.”

The race was slowed by four cautions, but Ballou stayed in front. Jon Stanbrough, who started on the pole, finished second. C.J. Leary was third, while Thomas Meseraull and Tracy Hines rounded out the top five.

It was Ballou’s fifth win at Eldora, but his first since May of 2011.

Action continues Saturday. Gates open at 2 p.m. (EDT), with hot laps beginning at 6 p.m. and the racing starting at 7:30 p.m. Children aged 7-12 get in for just $6. Kids 6 and under are admitted free at the gate.

Adult tickets are just $25 per night and can be purchased via http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/races/schedule/mother-of-all-sprint-car-weekends/tickets/ or by calling (937) 338-3815.

Mother of All Sprint Car Weekends
May 8, 2015

USAC National Sprint Cars

Qualifying - 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-15.587; 2. Thomas Meseraull, 18x, Keen-15.833; 3. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.885; 4. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-15.906; 5. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.936; 6. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.984; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 81, Stanbrough-16.078; 8. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-16.079; 9. Shane Cottle, 57, Hazen-16.086; 10. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-16.105; 11. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-16.110; 12. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-16.148; 13. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-16.195; 14. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-16.198; 15. Chris Windom, 21x, Pollock-16.233; 16. Dallas Hewitt, 16, Hewitt-16.238; 17. Landon Simon, 24, Simon-16.363; 18. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-16.449; 19. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-16.598; 20. Kent Wolters, 12x, Wolters-16.630; 21. Brandon Whited, 15, Whited-16.636; 22. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-16.640; 23. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-16.698; 24. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.704; 25. Dustin Smith, 77, Smith-16.713; 26. Daron Clayton, 66, Amati-16.734; 27. Jake Simmons, 3, Simmons-17.391; 28. Adam Cruea, 83, Cruea-17.604; 29. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-17.664; 30. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-NT.

Heat 1 - (8 laps) - 1. Stockon, 2. Cottle, 3. Simon, 4. Thomas, 5. Leary, 6. Smith, 7. Whited, 8. Bell. 2:10.24

Heat 2 - (8 laps) - 1. Darland, 2. Ballou, 3. Meseraull, 4. Hines, 5. Goodnight, 6. Clayton, 7. Andretti. NT

Heat 3 - (8 laps) - 1. Windom, 2. Boespflug, 3. Grant, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Simmons, 6. Jarrett, 7. Hery. 2:10.59

Heat 4 - (8 laps) - 1. Coons, 2. Farney, 3. Swanson, 4. Hewitt, 5. Cruea, 6. Wolters, 7. Bacon. 2:13.64

B-Feature - (12 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Bacon, 3. Goodnight, 4. Clayton, 5. Smith, 6. Simmons, 7. Wolters, 8. Whited, 9. Cruea, 10. Hery, 11. Bell. 3:20.69

A-Feature - (30 laps) - 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Jon Stanbrough, 3. C.J. Leary, 4. Thomas Meseraull, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Jerry Coons Jr., 7. Dave Darland, 8. Shane Cottle, 9. Aaron Farney, 10. Chase Stockon, 11. Chris Windom, 12. Kevin Thomas Jr., 13. Landon Simon, 14. Daron Clayton, 15. Matt Goodnight, 16. Brady Bacon, 17. Chad Boespflug, 18. Dallas Hewitt, 19. Jake Simmons, 20. Kody Swanson, 21. Justin Grant, 22. Dustin Smith. NT|

Lap Leaders: Ballou 1-30.

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World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

Qualifying - 1. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.913; 2. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.057; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.080; 4. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.104; 5. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.130; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.135; 7. 7-David Gravel, 13.143; 8. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.143; 9. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.163; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.186; 11. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.237; 12. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.247; 13. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.273; 14. 1-Dale Blaney, 13.299; 15. 41-Jamie Veal, 13.300; 16. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.315; 17. 89-Cody Darrah, 13.318; 18. 67-Christopher Bell, 13.326; 19. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.327; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.361; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.409; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.436; 23. 21-D.J. Foos, 13.450; 24. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.454; 25. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.466; 26. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.490; 27. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.530; 28. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.530; 29. 83-Craig Dollansky, 13.544; 30. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.563; 31. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.579; 32. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.745; 33. 2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.747; 34. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr, 13.753; 35. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.826; 36. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.863; 37. 71MX-Paul May, 13.893; 38. 35-Wes McGlumphy, 14.027; 39. 16-Ryan Ruhl, 14.362

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) - 1. 63-Kody Swanson [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 89-Cody Darrah [5]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 83-Craig Dollansky [8]; 8. 2M-Dustin Daggett [9]; 9. 59-Danny Holtgraver [7]; 10. 71MX-Paul May [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 1-Dale Blaney [1]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [8]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 6. 67-Christopher Bell [5]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 9. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr [9]; 10. 35-Wes McGlumphy [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps) - 1. 1ST-Gary Taylor [2]; 2. 41-Jamie Veal [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 7-David Gravel [3]; 5. 21-D.J. Foos [6]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [8]; 9. 55F-Taylor Ferns [9]; 10. 16-Ryan Ruhl [10]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps) - 1. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan [1]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [6]; 5. 40-Caleb Helms [9]; 6. 99-Brady Bacon [3]; 7. 19-Paige Polyak [7]; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]

Dash - (6 Laps) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor [7]; 8. 63-Kody Swanson [8]

B-Feature - (12 Laps) - 1. 67-Christopher Bell [2] [-]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [3] [-]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [1] [-]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [9] [-]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5] [$300]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [6] [$250]; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver [7] [$225]; 8. 19-Paige Polyak [10] [$200]; 9. 83-Craig Dollansky [11] [$200]; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [12] [$200]; 11. 2M-Dustin Daggett [14] [$200]; 12. 5T-Travis Philo [8] [$200]; 13. 71MX-Paul May [17] [$200]; 14. 55F-Taylor Ferns [16] [$200]; 15. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [13] [$200]; 16. 16-Ryan Ruhl [19] [$200]; 17. 9K-Kevin Thomas Jr [15] [$200]; 18. 35-Wes McGlumphy [18] [$200]; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen [4] [$200]

A-Feature - (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2] [$10,000]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [4] [$5,000]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3] [$3,000]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$2,700]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [12] [$2,500]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [1] [$2,200]; 7. 1-Dale Blaney [14] [$2,000]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [9] [$1,800]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [6] [$1,600]; 10. 99-Brady Bacon [11] [$1,450]; 11. 7-David Gravel [10] [$1,300]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [21] [$1,200]; 13. 1ST-Gary Taylor [7] [$1,100]; 14. 11-Steve Kinser [19] [$1,000]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [22] [$950]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13] [$900]; 17. 89-Cody Darrah [17] [$850]; 18. 83-Craig Dollansky [25] [$50]; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser [26] [$25]; 20. 21-D.J. Foos [20] [$700]; 21. 41-Jamie Veal [15] [$700]; 22. 11N-Randy Hannagan [16] [$700]; 23. 63-Kody Swanson [8] [$700]; 24. 71M-Joey Saldana [23] [$700]; 25. 67-Christopher Bell [18] [$700]; 26. 40-Caleb Helms [24] [$700].

Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-13, Donny Schatz 14-30.

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. Celebrating its 62nd season in 2015, Eldora hosts the biggest events in short-track racing including the 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers; the 32nd annual Kings Royal Weekend; the third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 1-800-CAR-CASH Mud Summer Classic; and the 45th annual World 100. The complete schedule for Eldora’s 62nd 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. The Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android is available for free download via iTunes and Google Play.

 

 

Weaver takes the loot in 305 Engine Builders Challenge at Attica Drown gets 2nd late model victory; Roepke back in truck win column

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 8, 2015 Contact: Brian Liskai Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

Attica, Ohio – Paul Weaver didn’t like how his season started. So, the Fremont, Ohio veteran put together a different 305 sprint car and it paid off as he led all 30 laps for the $1,200 pay day at Attica Raceway Park Friday in the Engine Builders’ Challenge presented by Level Performance and Gressman Powersports.

“I just knew I wasn’t getting off the bottom. I learned my lesson last year racing with Jordan (Ryan). This feels great especially after struggling all summer long. I bought a car this winter that I had run a couple of years ago but no luck and put this one back together and it looks like we’ll keep this one going,” said Weaver beside his Schiets Motorsports/Tender Touch Car Wash/Weaver Performance/Hampshire Racing Engines/Fostoria Mod Shop/M&L Excavating/Buckeye Mobile Coating backed machine.

It was Weaver’s 33rd career 305 sprint win at Attica as he sits atop the all-time win list at the track.

Last week Doug Drown was involved in an on-track altercation with another driver and ended his night in the pits with a broken race car. To make matters worse, the Wooster, Ohio driver was sick all week. But, he was able to leave put all that behind him as he held off a charging Rusty Schlenk to record his second win of the season in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models. It is his eighth career win at Attica and opens the Attica/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Challenge Series.

“Last week was an idiot move on my part last week. I definitely shouldn’t have been like that. I apologize to my fans and even the ones who aren’t my fans. That’s no way to act. My temper got the best of me. But this definitely makes up for it. Getting the win last week at Wayne County and now this,” said Drown beside his Halls Auto Sales/Kar Konnections/Malcuit Racing Engines/Nationwide Vehicle Protection/Wooster Glass backed machine.

“I’ve been sick all week. I haven’t even seen the race car until today. Dave Miller came over Thursday and got everything ready. My brother, Dan, Steve with the tires, and obviously Leroy for providing everything for us to be able to do what we do. Just very fortunate. I have to thank my wife for taking care of me all week and finally getting me to the hospital,” added Drown.

“The track was great. I didn’t know where to go and when I saw Rusty (Schlenk) in second…he’s so experienced here. He can find grip where most people can’t. That’s why I went to the top. I figured if he goes to the bottom at least I could see him coming. Instead of getting caught by surprise on the outside,” concluded Drown.

Dan Roepke Sr. came out of retirement to grab the win in the Fremont Fence Dirt Truck feature. It was his second career win at Attica. He took over the truck that his son had drive in the past

“He had a wedding to go to tonight…he’s out doing other things. I’m glad he’s not here to night…I’ll take it,” said Roepke. “I have to thank my wife…she puts up with this.”

Weaver and John Ivy would bring the field to green for the 30-lap 305 sprint feature but Bobby Clark would spin before a lap could be completed. When the green flew Weaver took the lead over Ivy, T.J. Michael, Seth Schneider, Alvin Roepke, Jordan Ryan and Luke Griffith.

Michael would get by Ivy for second on the fourth lap with Roepke moving into fourth. Roepke would take third on lap six when the caution flew for a Steve Rando spin. Several cars were working their way to the front including Rick Peterson who drove from 18th to 10th and Kyle Capodice who was up to 12th from 22nd.

Weaver would pull away when the green came back out with Michael staying close while Roepke and Ivy locked up in a good battle for third. With 10 laps in another car on the move was Nate Dussel who started ninth and was up to fourth. Dussel would drive around Roepke for third on the next lap and immediately challenged Michael for second.

Weaver would catch the back of the field on lap 17 and that allowed Michael, Dussel and Roepke to close with Schneider, Ryan, Capodice and Ivy in tow. With 7 laps to go Dussel drove into second and closed to within a car length of Weaver.

Weaver picked the right places on the track to dispose of lapped cars and drove away the final four laps. He would take the checkers over Dussel, Michael, Roepke and Ryan.

Drown and Dave Hornikel paced the field in the 25-lap late model feature that would see only one caution flag, that for debris on lap 12.

Hornikel would get the jump on Drown to lead the first lap with Chris Keller, Schlenk, Ryan Markham and Greg Haskell in pursuit. Drown drove around Hornikel for the lead on lap 2 but Hornikel continued to race hard to his inside with Keller joining the fray on lap three.

Keller took second on lap four, but would slide off the track a lap later, moving Hornikel back to the runner-up spot with Schlenk, Larry Kingseed, Markham and Matt Irey staying close. Schlenk would pressure Hornikel for second and would take the spot on lap eight.

Meanwhile Drown had built a sizeable lead and the action for fourth was exciting involving Markham, Irey, Kingseed and Mike Bores. Drown drove into heavy lapped traffic by lap 11 with Schlenk and Hornikel closing.

The debris caution came out on lap 12, giving Drown a clear track. When the green flew he could not shake Schlenk who stayed glued to the leader’s rear bumper. Hornikel would continue to run third with Irey finally winning the battle for fourth with Markham, Bores and Rocky Owens in tow.

With just three laps to go the leaders were once again in heavy traffic and Drown was locked in a great battle with Schlenk with Hornikel, Irey, Markham and Bores reeling in the top two. Drown would pick his way through the lapped cars and would drive to the win over Schlenk, Hornikel, Irey and Markham.

Kyle Cline and Steve Endicott brought the field to green for the 15 lap dirt truck feature but Brian Arnold would stop on the speedway to necessitate another start. When the green flew it was Cline with the advantage over Matt Foos, Endicott, Dana Fry, Roepke, Keith Sorg and Brandon Leighton.

Foos would challenge Cline for the lead on lap two with Roepke bolting into third. With just five laps scored it was a three truck battle for the lead between Cline, Foos and Roepke. Roepke would drive under and around Foos and Cline to take the lead on lap six.

As Roepke pulled away Foos and Cline battled for second with Fry, Endicott and Leighton staying close. Roepke would drive to the win over Foos, Fry, Endicott and Sorg.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, May 15th for the Eric Phillips 27th Anniversary Classic on American Powersports of Findlay and Sandusky Night. It is a Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series point race for the 410 sprints and a JLH General Contractor 305 Sprint FAST Championship Series point race. The late models will also be in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park May 8, 2015 Engine Builders’ Challenge – Gressman Powersports/Level Performance Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints (33 cars) Starting position [*]

Qualifying 1.5R-Jordan Ryan, 13.959; 2.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.966; 3.11C-Caleb Griffith, 13.967; 4.1-Nate Dussel, 13.984; 5.1W-Paul Weaver, 14.000; 6.8-Bobby Clark, 14.013; 7.77I-John Ivy, 14.097; 8.19R-Steve Rando, 14.107; 9.4*-Tyler Street, 14.119; 10.18-TJ Michael, 14.159; 11.7S-Thomas Schinderle, 14.191; 12.11G-Luke Griffith, 14.200; 13.2-Ricky Peterson, 14.226; 14.36-Seth Schneider, 14.271; 15.3J-Trey Jacobs, 14.276; 16.25-Jason Keckler, 14.280; 17.32H-Dan Hennig, 14.293; 18.12-Kyle Capodice, 14.300; 19.39-Jamie Miller, 14.312; 20.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.327; 21.13-Jeremy Duposki, 14.394; 22.18N-Frank Neill, 14.405; 23.22M-Dan McCarron, 14.406; 24.77X-Alex Hill, 14.492; 25.68G-Tyler Gunn, 14.556; 26.26-Ryan French, 14.675; 27.14-Rick Daugherty, 14.675; 28.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 14.700; 29.87-Brian Gibbs, 14.705; 30.75-Jerry Dahms, 14.712; 31.15-Gary Benjamin, 14.971; 32.7-Dylan Kingan, 15.035; 33.1X-Jeremy Dickerson, 15.182;

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 4. 11C-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 6. 77X-Alex Hill[7] ; 7. 18N-Frank Neill[6] ; 8. 26-Ryan French[8] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[9]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[3] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[4] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 1X-Jeremy Dickerson[8]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 2. 13-Jeremy Duposki[5] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 5. 32H-Dan Hennig[1] ; 6. 7S-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 7. 15-Gary Benjamin[7] ; 8. 7-Dylan Kingan[8]

Rock auto.com Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 18-TJ Michael[1] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 3. 5R-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 6. 39-Jamie Miller[6] ; 7. 14-Rick Daugherty[7] ; 8. 87-Brian Gibbs[8]

Computer Man Dash 1 - (6 Laps, determines inside 6 row starting spot for A) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[6] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[5]

Computer Man Dash 2 - (6 Laps, determines outside 6 row starting spot for A) 1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 18-TJ Michael[3] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 4. 5R-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[6]

Computer Man B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 77X-Alex Hill[3] ; 3. 18N-Frank Neill[5] ; 4. 32H-Dan Hennig[2] ; 5. 7S-Thomas Schinderle[4] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[9] ; 7. 15-Gary Benjamin[6] ; 8. 7-Dylan Kingan[8]

Computer Man B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 7M-Brandon Moore[1] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 4. 87-Brian Gibbs[8] ; 5. 14-Rick Daugherty[6] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 7. 1X-Jeremy Dickerson[7] ; 8. 39-Jamie Miller[4]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[9] ; 3. 18-TJ Michael[4] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[5] ; 5. 5R-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[22] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[18] ; 9. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 10. 8-Bobby Clark[16] ; 11. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 12. 3J-Trey Jacobs[14] ; 13. 11C-Caleb Griffith[13] ; 14. 39-Jamie Miller[21] ; 15. 22M-Dan McCarron[15] ; 16. 4*-Tyler Street[10] ; 17. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 18. 13-Jeremy Duposki[12] ; 19. 77X-Alex Hill[19] ; 20. 7M-Brandon Moore[20] ; 21. 25-Jason Keckler[17] ; 22. 19R-Steve Rando[11]

Hard Charger – Kyle Capodice +15 spots

Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models (21 cars)

Qualifying 1.240-Doug Drown, 14.852; 2.92-Cody Scott, 15.160; 3.007-Rick Bond, 15.224; 4.21-Larry Kingseed, 15.265; 5.91-Rusty Schlenk, 15.335; 6.5M-Ryan Markham, 15.339; 7.00-Chris Keller, 15.448; 8.50Y-Ryan Missler, 15.549; 9.71-Dave Hornikel, 15.607; 10.27-Ken Hahn, 15.609; 11.71I-Matt Irey, 15.652; 12.15b-Mike Bores, 15.696; 13.5J-Josh Haynes, 15.720; 14.03-Jim Gingery, 15.738; 15.51-Devin Shiels, 15.773; 16.48-John Bores, 15.992; 17.RH21-Gregg Haskell, 16.080; 18.29-Rocky Owens, 16.195; 19.69R-Doug Baird, 16.340; 20.53-Steve Sabo, 16.829; 21.23J-Mike Hudson, 18.731;

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 6 to A) 1. 240-Doug Drown[4] ; 2. 71-Dave Hornikel[2] ; 3. 00-Chris Keller[3] ; 4. 15b-Mike Bores[5] ; 5. 27-Ken Hahn[1] ; 6. 53-Steve Sabo[7]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 7 to A) 1. 21-Larry Kingseed[2] ; 2. 007-Rick Bond[3] ; 3. RH21-Gregg Haskell[5] ; 4. 29-Rocky Owens[6] ; 5. 92-Cody Scott[4] ; 6. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 7. 23J-Mike Hudson[7]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 7 cars to A) 1. 71I-Matt Irey[1] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 3. 91-Rusty Schlenk[4] ; 4. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[5] ; 6. 48-John Bores[6] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 240-Doug Drown[1] ; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[5] ; 3. 71-Dave Hornikel[2] ; 4. 71I-Matt Irey[8] ; 5. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 6. 15b-Mike Bores[10] ; 7. 29-Rocky Owens[11] ; 8. 00-Chris Keller[3] ; 9. 51-Devin Shiels[15] ; 10. 21-Larry Kingseed[6] ; 11. 007-Rick Bond[9] ; 12. 27-Ken Hahn[13] ; 13. 48-John Bores[18] ; 14. 50Y-Ryan Missler[12] ; 15. 92-Cody Scott[14] ; 16. 53-Steve Sabo[16] ; 17. 69R-Doug Baird[20] ; 18. 03-Jim Gingery[17] ; 19. RH21-Gregg Haskell[4] ; 20. 23J-Mike Hudson[19]

Hard Charger – Devin Shiels +6 spots

Fremont Fence Dirt Trucks -

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 7 to A) 1. 33C-Kyle Cline[1] ; 2. 7F-Dana Frey[3] ; 3. 88-Dan Roepke[7] ; 4. 9-Curt Inks[5] ; 5. 4S-Keith Sorg[6] ; 6. 37-Eric Devanna[4] ; 7. 85S-Brandon Stuckey[2]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 7 to A) 1. 2-Matt Foos[5] ; 2. 22-Brandon Leighton[2] ; 3. 33-Brian Arnold[6] ; 4. 17-Steve Endicott[1] ; 5. 17X-Dustin Keegan[3] ; 6. 13-Cody Benyak[4] ; 7. 25-Randy Ryan[7]

A-Main 1 - (15 Laps) 1. 88-Dan Roepke[7] ; 2. 2-Matt Foos[4] ; 3. 7F-Dana Frey[5] ; 4. 17-Steve Endicott[2] ; 5. 4S-Keith Sorg[9] ; 6. 33C-Kyle Cline[1] ; 7. 37-Eric Devanna[11] ; 8. 22-Brandon Leighton[6] ; 9. 9-Curt Inks[8] ; 10. 17X-Dustin Keegan[10] ; 11. 85S-Brandon Stuckey[13] ; 12. 13-Cody Benyak[12] ; 13. 33-Brian Arnold[3] ; 14. 25-Randy Ryan[14]

Hard Charger – Dan Roepke +6 spots

 

 

Jamie Ball Holds On for First Sprint Invaders Win at Oskaloosa!

(Bill W) May 6, 2015 – Jamie Ball held off Nate Van Haaften for his first career feature win with the Shottenkirk Sprint Invaders Wednesday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. The Knoxville, Iowa driver topped a 25-car field on a beautiful night and earned $1,500 for his win.

Tony Shilling, who won the Randall’s Performance Shake-up Dash, led from his starting spot outside of row one early in the 20-lap feature event. Ball charged by Harold Pohren into second on the second lap, and Van Haaften followed him into third.

By lap three, Terry McCarl, who started in row five was up to fourth. Ball continued to reel in Shilling as the lead pair hit traffic on lap six. Coming out of turn four, the two contacted. Ball emerged unscathed and in the lead, while Shilling careened sideways. Masterful driving saw him save his mount and gather himself in the fifth position. Van Haaften, McCarl and Joe Beaver found their way by Shilling.

On lap 13, Donnie Steward came to a stop on the backstretch, bringing the race’s first caution. Ball led Van Haaften, MccArl, Beaver and Shilling back to green. Van Haaften tried the low side of turns one and two, but couldn’t find his way by the leader. The story was the same after a lap fifteen restart.

That slowdown came when Russ Hall and B main winner, Jon Agan, contacted in a battle to work into the top five. It was a wonder neither got upside down. Dakota Hendrickson slid into the two stopped cars as well. No one was injured.

Ball held on the last five laps ahead of Van Haaften, McCarl, Beaver and Shilling. Chris Martin, John Schulz, Josh Schneiderman, Ricky Montgomery and Mike Philben rounded out the top ten. Beaver, Jarrod Schneiderman and Montgomery won heat races. Ryan Jamison was leading his heat before suffering motor issues and retiring for the night.

“I want to apologize for getting into (Shilling),” said Ball in Victory Lane. “Those two lapped cars…there were four cars there you could throw a blanket over. I guess I don’t have too many friends out there. We come to win. That’s what we did tonight. About five days ago, I led 22 of 25 laps and got bit by a yellow in Rock Rapids. Every time it came out tonight, I thought, ‘not again’. When you have Terry McCarl behind you, it’s hard not to think about what he might do. To beat Terry and a good field of cars was one heck of an accomplishment and a good start to our season.”

Van Haaften talked about his plan on going for the lead on the low side. “That’s usually my forte. I thought I needed to give it a shot at least. I tried grabbing for a little more wing on the last restart. Jamie hadn’t been taking off that well. The last one he actually did. He ran really strong and hit his marks. I just needed him to bobble a little more. It was definitely a pretty good racetrack. There were two good grooves. When you have Terry McCarl behind you, you think about him going around you, but we needed to go for the win. It was a heck of a lot of fun. I think this is our best Sprint Invaders finish so far, and hopefully, it’s a good sign of things to come.”

McCarl talked about his third place run. “Early we were able to move around. I don’t run 360’s much and we kind of missed the gear. Once we had to run the top, I just didn’t have the speed. It was good early when we could run the bottom, I just needed traffic. In the open, we weren’t fast enough. It was a great racetrack. I hope for a track like that for the Front Row Challenge (Monday, August 10 at Oskaloosa). It was such a good bottom. We just couldn’t run it. They did a great job with the track. We weren’t planning on running this race, but we’ve been sitting at home and we needed to make a few bucks and get some laps.”

The Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders next event will be at the 34 Raceway on Sunday, May 24.. For more information on the Shottenkirk.com Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!

Results

Shottenkirk.com A main (started), 20 laps: 1. 5J, Jamie Ball, Knoxville, IA (4) 2. 3, Nate Van Haaften, Otley, IA (7) 3. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (9) 4. 53, Joe Beaver, Knoxville, IA (5) 5. 22, Tony Shilling, Knoxville, IA (2) 6. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (10) 7. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (13) 8. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11) 9. 9m, Ricky Montgomery, Lakewood, CO (6) 10. 59KB, Mike Philben, Knoxville, IA (15) 11. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (3) 12. 10T, Tim Moore, Rock Island, IL (19) 13. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (16) 14. 29, Russ Hall, Pleasant Hill, IA (12) 15. 5H, Dakota Hendrickson, Omaha, NE (18) 16. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (8) 17. 16HD, Donnie Steward, West Burlington, IA (14) 18. 68, Mike Houseman Jr., Des Moines, IA (17) 19. 3G, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (1) 20. 0, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA (20). Lap Leaders: Shilling 1-5, Ball 6-20. KSE Hard-charger: Moore.

CenPeCo Heat one (started), 8 laps, top five to A main, top two to Dash: 1. Joe Beaver (2) 2. Jamie Ball (1) 3. Nate Van Haaften (3) 4. Chris Martin (4) 5. John Schulz (6) / 6. Jon Agan (5) 7. Mike Houseman Jr. (7) 8. Dakota Hendrickson (8) 9. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (9)

Budweiser – Golden Eagle Distributors Heat two (started), 8 laps, top five to A main, top two to Dash: 1. Jarrod Schneiderman (2) 2. Harold Pohren (3) 3. Dustin Clark (6) 4 Josh Schneiderman (7) 5. Donnie Steward (8) / 6. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (5) 7. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (1) 8. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (4)

Van Haaften Racing Heat three (started), 8 laps, top five to A main, top two to Dash: 1. Ricky Montgomery (1) 2. Tony Shilling (4) 3. Terry McCarl (5) 4. Russ Hall (3) 5. Mike Philben (6) / 6. Tim Moore (7) 7. Mike Mayberry (8) 8. 83, Dave Getchell, Sperry, IA (2)

Randall’s Performance Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Tony Shilling (4) 2. Harold Pohren (1) 3. Jamie Ball (2) 4. Joe Beaver (6) 5. Ricky Montgomery (5) 6. Jarrod Schneiderman (3)

B main (started), 10 laps, top five to A main: 1. Jon Agan (1) 2. Mike Houseman Jr. (4) 3. Dakota Hendrickson (6) 4. Tim Moore (3) 5. Mike Mayberry (5) / 6. John Greenwood (2) 7. Rob Weuve (9) 8. Alan Zoutte (7) 9. Dave Getchell (8) DNS – Ryan Jamison

Contingencies

Weld – Ricky Montgomery

Saldana Racing Products – Russ Hall

Pyrotec – Jarrod Schneiderman

 

 

Crockett, Williamson, Hand, Sine, And Simmons Earn Huddle Automotive Repair Fan Appreciation Night Wins

By Ben Deatherage (Photo Courtesy of Dirt Monkey Productions) A very packed pit area and a full crowd was on hand for Cottage Grove Speedway's Fan Appreciation Night presented by Huddle Automotive Repair on Saturday May 2nd. There was great racing to watch all night long and a few new faces in Huddle Automotive Repair victory lane by night's end. Classes competing were the 360 Sprints, Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks, and the Quality RV Repair Hornets.

Roger Crockett of Medford would return to the Cottage Grove for the first time since late 2014. The pilot of the Rocket Designs/Auto Stitch Embroidery/BC Motorsports/Parker Racing Engines #11 KPC would take the lead on lap fifteen from Seth Nunes, also from Medford. Nunes, who got the top spot on lap four, spun his Napa Auto Parts/Lucas Oil Products/Rodgers Racing Engines #5N KPC in turn two while battling Crockett.

Crockett would continue to lead the race but when lapped traffic started to come into the picture he started to receive some pressure. Salem's Kyle Miller, in the Tim Galloway owned Myer's Logging/Automotive Sheetmetal/Trifer Glass & Tinting #51 XXX, would get underneath Crockett for the lead only for a caution to come out giving the lead back to Roger. Mastering the last few restarts Roger Crockett would maintain the lead and win his first feature of 2015 and celebrated the triumph in Huddle Automotive Repair victory lane after making his first start since early January.

Trey Starks of Puyallup, Washington would finish a respectable second in his Starks Timber Processing/Southstar Equipment Limited/Rutz Racing/MASCO Petroleum #55 J&J while Kyle Miller ended the evening in third. The rest of the top five would be made up of Vern Wheeler, from Central Point, in fourth piloting the Alliance Trucking/Richie Rich & The Tin Pimp Customs/In & Out Gardens/Rodgers Racing Engines #21W JEI while Henry Van Dam, of Enumclaw, Washington, rallied from an early spin to finish fifth in his Kovash Logging/Johansen Excavating/Van Dam Dairy/Big Al Kids And Motorsports Foundation #33V A.R.T.

In Late Model competition Rob Williams would lead the first lap of the feature in the LW Motorsports/Wounded Warrior Project/Hope4Heroes.org/Sproul Timber #16 MasterSbilt. But on lap two Jesse Williamson would make the pass for the position. Williamson, in the Jerry Schram owned Schram Brothers Excavating/Bodies By Steve-O/Century III Stables #16 MasterSbilt, would set a very fast pace and would master lapped traffic. He would lead the rest of the distance to win his second race of the season at CGS but for the first time in a Late Model visiting Huddle Automotive Repair victory lane after winning a race in IMCA Modified competition on April 4th.

The Paul Culp owned Superior Fuel Cells/All Pro Steel/Rapid Delivery Service #42 X-Factor of Cottage Grove's Curtis Towns was second followed by Eric Luckman from Coos Bay, driving the Quadel Industries/LNL Lumber Outlet/Q2I Archery #77 Rocket, in third. Rob Williams would comes across the line in fourth while the My Boy's Slate Fired Pizza/Taylor Restaurant Equipment #18 MasterSbilt of Blaine Taylor, from Pleasant Hill, completed the top five in fifth.

The IMCA Modified main event would start out with several lead changes. In the first three laps there would be three different leaders. Young Ryan Baker of Coquille was first to get the lead on the opening lap in his Cam Cat Tracker/Chappelle Enterprises/Blaylock Inc. #18R Dirt Works. Baker would lose the lead to teenager Briley Pompe of Philomath on lap two. Pompe, driving the Superior Fuel Cells/X-Factor Race Cars/A&A Magnetics #0P X-Factor, would be in a fierce battle with Cottage Grove Braedon Hand on lap three, with Hand eventually passing him.

Hand would try to distance himself from the rest of the field but with lapped traffic coming into play it did allow challengers to try and close in on him. One of those challengers was Jesse Williamson, driving double duty and in his NexGen Race Cars/Furniture Options/Double R Powdercoating #W5 NexGen, but Williamson would run out of laps. Braedon Hand would pick up the feature victory and score his first visit to Huddle Automotive Repair for him and the Todd's Auto Body/D&D Automotive/KNND 1400 AM #5 Shaw by S.D.M.F. team.

Jesse Williamson was a close second while another driver doing double duty, Curtis Towns in the Superior Fuel Cells/Valley Rose Construction/IBEW Local 280 #24 X-Factor, got third. Jacksonville's Mark Wauge would finish his Payroll Specialties Inc./Hoppes Construction/ABC Powdercoating/Schram Brothers Excavating #1M Impressive in fourth and the Springfield Tire Factory/Tan Republic #11 X-Factor, driven by Steven Sturdevant of Springfield, was fifth.

The Street Stocks would feature a rematch from the previous week between Cottage Grove's Evan Britton and Chris Sine from Eugene. Evan Britton would be the early leader in his D&L Truck Parts/Robert Howell Logging/Todd's Auto Body #85 Nova and set a rapid pace. Unfortunately on lap sixteen he would spin in turn two resulting in Chris Sine inheriting the lead. Sine, driving the Murphy Plywood/Pro Auto Racing/Blind Pig Bar & Grill #24 Camaro, would hold on the rest of the way to visit Huddle Automotive Repair victory lane for the second straight week.

Evan Britton rallied to a respectable second place finish while the Fireball Racing #7M Camaro of Cottage Grove's Marena Starr-Ferguson was third. Rogue River native Garrett Dees was fourth, chauffeuring the Greg Lyles Logging/Center Street Car Wash #66 Camaro, followed by the Crooks Racing #00 Nova of Steve Begely of Eugene in fifth.

Last but not least the Quality RV Repair Hornets had an exciting non-stop green to checkered feature. Jim Simmons of Cottage Grove would not waste anytime to get to the front in his Bigg Dogg Recycling/Marvin Smith Auto Repair/Industrial Finishes #41 entry. Lapped traffic would be a factor and Simmons quickly got passed the cars not letting them slow him down. Simmons would stay in the lead the entire race to visit Huddle Automotive Repair victory lane for the first time since 2013.

Josh Corley of Westfir would place his Burnett Builders #7C Nissan 200SX in second while the third position would go to the Jayson Nelson owned Quality RV Repair/AP Media/Froggy's Towing #28 Accura Integra driven by Cottage Grove's Chris Pierce. Marcel Forte, from Junction City, was fourth in his Junction City Muffler Shop/Guaranty Chevrolet/Twisted Bit Arena #23F Nissan Centra and the DT Machine & Fab/Rapid Delivery Service #71 Mitsubishi Mirage, piloted by Springfield native Daniel Ray for car owner Randy Kuhl, was fifth.

Cottage Grove Speedway will be hosting the first Kage Kart race of 2015 this Friday May 8th. General admission to the Kart race will be FREE of charge. Pit Passes are $10.00 and Car and Driver fees will be $35.00. The Pit Gate will open up around 3:00 PM and the Pit Meeting is at 6:00 PM with Hot Laps and Racing to follow

On Saturday the 9th the historic 1/4-mile clay oval will be back in action for Springfield Chamber of Commerce Night. It will also be a Pepsi Family Night which means folks who purchase a Family Pass consisting of two adults and up to four youths) for $30.00 will receive complimentary small sodas courtesy of Pepsi. Classes competiting include the Northwest Wingless Tour, IMCA Modifieds, Quality RV Repair Hornets, and the Late Models will be taking on the travelers of the Northwest Late Model Series.

Admission prices are Adults $13.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $10.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $5.00, and 5 & Under FREE. Pit Gates open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45. Be sure and keep up to date with the latest news and information on CGS by logging on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com or call the Northwest Track Hotline at (360)-699-RACE. Don't miss out on the Facebook fan page by logging on to your account, search Cottage Grove Speedway, and hitting “Like”.

 

 

Mc MAHAN NOW HAS TWO IN A ROW IN WoO COMPETITION AT TRI-STATE

Haubstadt, IN - May 3, 2015 - His feature victory Sunday night placed World of Outlaw driver Paul McMahan in victory lane at Tri-State Speedway for the second year in a row. The Tennessee driver turned in a commendable performance as he pursed leader Brady Bacon in and out of traffic from lap 13 until lap 32. He then sized the opportunity on a restart to pass Bacon to claim the victory. It was his second so far this year in World of Outlaws competition. The 40 lap feature paid $10,000 to win. He was emotional in addressing a packed house! “This place has been so good to me. Brady had an awesome race car. I had one shot at him. We lost a motor yesterday but our team came back to win a race today.” Bacon was looking for his second victory at the speedway this season. He was the winner opening night in a USAC-MSCS non-wing event. Bacon had a last opportunity with a restart that was needed with 37 laps completed. “Paul was just better than us on restarts!” Joey Saldana finished third followed by WoO points leader Donny Schatz and Kraig Kinser. Schatz became a factor later in the race after starting 20th. He gained 16 positions to claim the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award. Kinser pressured both in an effort to gain another spot. The second five consisted of Brad Sweet, Brad Loyet, Jason Sides, Gary Taylor, and Paul May. The feature was subject to a number of caution or red flag periods. Twenty five cars started the race. Rico Abrue was one of the drivers with an upside down car. He ran out of racing room overtaking traffic while battling for the lead. Another red flag was needed when several cars got together in turn four on a restart and Chad Kenemah’s car was upended. Preliminary action included qualifications, four heats, a dash, and a last chance race. Shane Stewart led all 38 qualifiers with a 12.037 second lap. The heat race winners were McMahan, A.J. Bruns, Bacon, and WoO newcomer Aaron Reutzel. Joey Saldana won the eight car, 6 lap dash and the pole for the feature. Shane Stewart took the last chance race. In UMP Open Wheel Modified action the 25 lap feature wasn’t decided until the last corner. Trent Young took possession of the lead as Dustin Beck collected the fourth turn wall with the checkers in sight. Beck had a very fast car and had lead throughout. A late race spin in the first turn brought about a restart and drivers were suddenly racing 2 and 3 wide. Josh Harris and Grant Hagan crossed the line next followed by Matt Lane and Dave Beck. Lane made substantial gains after being involved in a four car incident on lap 14 and needing to restart at the tail of the field. The UMP heat races were taken by Dave Beck, Dustin Beck, and Zach Fair. Shawn Cates won the 12 lap B Main.

The next race at Tri-State Speedway will be the Memorial Weekend Classic on May 24th. That Sunday program will feature MSCS non-wing sprints, MMSA mini sprints, and the UMP modifieds. The sprint car portion of the program will also be a scheduled stop for the King of Indiana Sprint Series.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

RACE SUMMARY

Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN May 3, 2015

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars: (38 Entries)

Top Qualifier - Shane Stewart at 12.037 seconds

… Heat Races - Top 5 Transfer to the Feature…

First Heat - Paul McMahan, Donny Schatz, Parker Price-Miller, Christopher Bell, Jason Sides

Second Heat - A.J. Bruns, Joey Saldana, Brad Loyet, Daryn Pittman, Gary Taylor

Third Heat - Brady Bacon, Jamie Veal, David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Kraig Kinser

Fourth Heat - Aaron Reutzel, Paul May, Chad Kemenah, Rico Abreu, Kyle Hirst

Dash - Saldana, Bacon, McMahan, Abreu, Kraig Kinser, Loyet, Reutzel, Bruns

Last Chance Race - Shane Stewart, Tim Kaeding, Logan Schuchart, Sammy Swindell, Hunter Schuerenberg

Feature (40 Laps) - McMahan, Bacon, Saldana, Schatz, Kraig Kinser, Sweet, Loyet, Sides, Taylor, May, Pittman, Reutzel, Swindell, Gravel, Stewart, Bell, Bruns, Hirst, Veal, Kerry Madsen, Kaeding, Schuchart, Price-Miller, Abreu, Kenemah

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds: ( 23 Entries)

First Heat - Dave Beck

Second Heat - Dustin Beck

Third Heat - - Zach Fair

B Main - Shawn Cates, Nathan Deisher, David Baldwin, Samantha Beadles, Josh McPherson

Feature (25 Laps) - Trent Young, Josh Harris, Grant Hagan, Matt Lane, Dave Beck, Tyler Nicely, Joel Jenson, Mark Lamont, David Mitchell, John Wolfarth, Nathan Deisher, Dustin Beck, Zach Fair, Matt Hines, Kent Robinson, Stan Beadles, David Baldwin, Shawn Cates

 

 

Darren Hagen, Jonathan Cornell, and Casey Shuman Score Open Wheel Showdown wins on May 2nd!

Dan Robinson

POWRi Content Contributed by POWRi PR ASCS Content Contributed by ASCS PR WAR Content Contributed by WAR PR WHEATLAND, MO (May 4th, 2015) - With a huge and enthusiastic crowd on hand on a perfect spring evening; Darren Hagen, Jonathan Cornell, and Casey Shuman scored victorys in the 4th Annual Impact Signs Awnings & Wraps Open Wheel Showdown. Hagen scored the win in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Main Event, while Cornell dominated the 25-lap Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region Main Event. Casey Shuman utilized the extreme high side of the track to take home top honors in the Impacts Signs Awnings & Wraps WAR Non-Wing Sprint Car A-Main.

Darren Hagen of Riverside, California doubled down, taking both nights of the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals, cleaning house at the mile Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Missouri, and winning at the 3/8 mile Lucas Oil Speedway after a hard fought battle with Tyler Thomas to claim his 14th career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature victory and his second of 2015.

Alex Bright of Collegeville, Pennsylvania started on the pole of the 30 lap feature event, sharing the front row with Tyler Thomas of Owasso, Oklahoma. At the drop of the green flag, Bright and Thomas would begin to battle for the lead with Bright leading lap one by a car length. On lap three, Thomas would make the pass stick off turn two for the lead. One lap later, the caution would wave as Alex Bright would slow atop turn two. Bright would be done for the remainder of the event.

As Thomas led the field back to green, Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Missouri would jump to the high side and begin to hound Thomas. As Felker would gain momentum, Mark Chisholm would bring out the caution as his spun machine came to sit at the bottom of turn four. Momentarily having the action cooled, Thomas would re-ignite the excitement, taking the green as Darren Hagen would steal the second positon from Felker.

On lap nine, Kyle Keeler would slow along the front stretch bringing out the third caution of the evening. This time Thomas would lead the field back to green flag racing with Hagen in hot pursuit. Coming off turns one and two, Hagen would take the position from Thomas. Entering turn three Thomas would throw a slide job in an attempt to regain the lead, but would be unable to faze Hagen. On lap 12 Kyler Keeler would slow Hagen's momentum by bringing out the caution as he stopped along the front stretch. Coming back to green, Hagen would charge to the top side of the big 3/8 mile Lucas Oil Speedway as Thomas attempted to give chase. As Hagen gained momentum, his stride would be cut short as Alex Sewell would loop it off turn four bringing out the caution and bunching the field back up.

Coming to the restart with 13 laps down, Tyler Thomas would have another opportunity to try something on Darren Hagen. Yet, at the wave of the green flag, Hagen's Austin Brown-owned Esslinger-powered BOSS Chassis would pull away from Thomas and the rest of the field. Car lengths behind Hagen and Thomas, the trio of Felker, Justin Peck, and Matt Sherrell would put on a show for positions third through fifth until Peck would lose power entering turn one, coming to rest atop turn two. Halfway there with 15 laps in the books, Hagen would power away, while Felker would clearly start falling back as his engine went sour. In turns one and two, Tyler Nelson would get sideways collecting Nick Bailey before being straightened out to keep going, bringing out yet another caution.

With 24 laps in books, the field would restart with Hagen still firmly holding the lead. Matt Sherrell would pull off coming to the green while running in the third position. Inheriting the final podium position with six laps to go would be Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Illinois. Two laps later, Kyle Schuett of Philo, Illinois would shred a belt on his Esslinger-powered BOSS Chassis entering the high side of turn three, bringing out the final caution of the evening. On the final restart, Hagen would be able to hold off Thomas for the win. Rounding out the podium for his best career finish, Jake Neuman would bring home third and Michelle Decker would take fourth. Tucker Klaasmeyer would finish fifth.

"I'm very, very blessed to be in the opportunity that I am," stated first place finisher, Darren Hagen. "I couldn't say enough about this race team. Austin Brown had me come drive for him with BOSS Chassis, Flea, Corey, Chris, and everybody on this team. Without these guys, my job would be really tough. Without them I wouldn't be able to drive such a perfect racecar."

"We just didn't quite have enough for Darren," explained a disappointed second place finisher, Tyler Thomas. "He was pretty stout, last night and tonight. We had a pretty good car, got to lead some laps, and we're gaining more and more knowledge on this Spike Chassis each night we run and this weekend we made big gains. I think we got something and we have some consistency to get that win."

"We struggled with the car in the heat race," said third place finisher, Jake Neuman. "We dialed it in somewhat for the b-main and won it. Started 17th in the feature and got up to around ninth and after that cars started having problems and dropping out. We ended up third. I'd like to thank all my sponsors, and Duane and Alan for all the work they put in."

POWRi Midget Results

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 4M - Michelle Decker, Heat 2: 17 - Darren Hagen, Heat 3: 11A - Andrew Felker

Great Clips Feature Winner: 17 - Darren Hagen

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 17 - Darren Hagen ; 2. 91T - Tyler Thomas 3. 3N - Jake Neuman 4. 4M - Michelle Decker 5. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 6. 11C - Chett Gehrke 7. 8 - Alex Sewell 8. 7W - Kory Schudy 9. 14E - Eric Fenton 10. 9K - Kyle Schuett 11. 35 - Matt Sherrell 12. 11A - Andrew Felker 13. 89 - Nick Bailey 14. 88 - Tyler Nelson 15. 5X - Justin Peck 16. 17E - Blake Edwards 17. 7 - Austin Brown 18. 27K - Kyle Keeler 19. 56X - Mark Chisholm 20. 56 - Alex Bright 21. 21 - Ty Hulsey 22. 52 - Anton Hernandez

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

Jonathan Cornell picked up right where he left off in 2014, leading every lap to win the 2015 season opener for the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region in the Impact4800.com Open Wheel Showdown at the Lucas Oil Speedway.

Cornell's 23rd career Warrior Region triumph, the VKCC No. 28 was chased to the line by Randy Martin with Odessa, Texas driver Josh Baughman grabbing third from ninth. Oklahoma's Tyler Thomas was fourth with Austin Alumbaugh completing the top-five.

Jerrod Hull was sixth with Ricky Lee Stangl seventh from 16th. Dustin Adams charged from 18th to eighth with Matt Close ninth from 20th. Danny Thoman completed the top-ten.

The Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region competes again on Thursday, May 7 with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

For continued updates on the Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Region, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com.

ASCS Race Results:

ASCS Warrior Region Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, Mo. Saturday, May 2, 2015

Car count: 23

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell; 2. 72X-Josh Fisher; 3. 9M-Ryan Leavitt; 4. 2-Mickey Walker; 5. 4-Evan Martin; 6. 20K-Kevin Ulmer; 7. 3-Dustin Adams; 8. 51-Mitchell Moore

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 27-Danny Thoman; 2. 14-Randy Martin; 3. 86-Tyler Thomas; 4. 33-Austin Alumbaugh; 5. 93-Taylor Walton; 6. 8-Jeff Wingate; 7. 75E-Brock Elliott; DNS 34-Corey Nelson

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 75-Tyler Blank; 2. 12-Jerrod Hull; 3. 17-Josh Baughman; 4. 24C-Lanny Carpenter; 5. 38-Cody Baker; 6. 24S-Ricky Lee Stangl; 7. 5-Matt Close

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 28-Jonathan Cornell[1]; 2. 14-Randy Martin[4]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman[9]; 4. 86-Tyler Thomas[8]; 5. 33-Austin Alumbaugh[2]; 6. 12-Jerrod Hull[5]; 7. 24S-Ricky Lee Stangl[16]; 8. 3-Dustin Adams[18]; 9. 5-Matt Close[20]; 10. 27-Danny Thoman[6]; 11. 75-Tyler Blank[3]; 12. 20K-Kevin Ulmer[19]; 13. 93-Taylor Walton[12]; 14. 8-Jeff Wingate[17]; 15. 2-Mickey Walker[13]; 16. 4-Evan Martin[11]; 17. 38-Cody Baker[14]; 18. 24C-Lanny Carpenter[15]; 19. 72X-Josh Fisher[7]; 20. (DNF) 75E-Brock Elliott[21]; DNS 51-Mitchell Moore; DNS 9M-Ryan Leavitt; DNS 34-Corey Nelson

Steadily working his way to the front from his seventh starting spot , Casey Shuman picked up his first win of 2015 with the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Sprint Series presented by Next LED on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Wade Seiler set the early pace with Riley Kreisel moving from his fifth starting spot to second very quickly. Mitchell Moore, Kenny Potter, Chris Parkinson and Shuman also stayed within striking distance of Seiler.

With Kreisel heavily pressuring Seiler lap after lap, Moore and Potter had their own battle going on for third with Potter taking over the spot on lap eight.

Shuman, meanwhile, disposed of Parkinson for fifth on lap nine.

On lap eleven, Kreisel worked his way past Seiler for the lead. Potter would also get by Seiler a lap later to take over second.

Shuman, who was now up to fourth, would get by Seiler on lap twelve and set his sights on Kreisel and Potter.

Kreisel would continue to lead as Potter and Shuman worked their way closer lap by lap.

On lap sixteen, Kreisel had trouble getting by a lapped car and Shuman moved by both Potter and Kreisel to take the lead.

With Shuman running high, Potter made a run on the bottom with Kreisel also in the hunt. As Potter worked his way past Shuman and into the lead, the yellow came out for John Helm, who had spun in turn one.

With a full lap not yet in the books, Potter would go back to second with Shuman back in front for the restart.

On the restart, Shuman was in command as Kreisel began to get heavy pressure from Seiler, Moore, and Craig Carroll. The trio would move past Kreisel on lap nineteen.

Shuman would cruise on to the win in the Hockett Racing/Korte Transportation #75 with Potter coming home a strong second in his Dayco Painting XXX. Moore was third in the Jeff Grimes #00 with Seiler a strong fourth. Carroll rounded out the top five with Parkinson running sixth. Kreisel was seventh with Warren Johnson charging from eighteenth to eighth. B-Main winner Josh Stephens was ninth after starting seventeenth with Tim Kent rounding out the top ten.

Heat races were won by Nathan Ryun, Jeff Wingate, and Potter.

In group qualifying, bad luck would strike as Briar McGee, Zach Clark, and Tony Rost all suffered bad crashes ending their evenings prematurely.

In heat race action, Hannah Adair and Taylor Walton would both crash with Adair being able to run the B.

The Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Sprint Series presented by Next LED will take a few weeks off before making their first appearance at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly on Saturday May 23rd. For more information please visit www.WARSprints.com.

WAR Lucas Oil Speedway Results-5/2/15

31 cars

Time Trials- 1. 20-Steve Thomas-Rantoul, IL-15.152; 2. 9X-Chad Goff-Spring Hill, KS-15.210; 3. 65-Chris Parkinson-Gladstone, MO-15.300; 4. 99-Tony Rost, Utica, NE-15.406; 5. 75-Casey Shuman-Rattlesnake Bend, AZ-15.488; 6. 00-Mitchell Moore-Edgerton, KS-15.496; 7. 11-Ryan Kitchen-Lincoln, NE-15.498; 8. 7S-Wade Seiler-Alton, IL-15.593; 9. 24T-Tim Kent-Bristow, OK-15.616; 10. 90-Riley Kreisel-Warsaw, MO-15.664; 11. 95-Rik Forbes-Omaha, NE-15.740; 12. 55-Kenny Potter- Harrisonville, MO-15.791; 13. 09-Josh Stephens-Buckner, MO-15.811; 14. 41-Scott Comstock- Tipton, MO-15.846; 15. 42-Warren Johnson-Overland Park, KS-15.885; 16. 24C-Craig Carroll-Collinsville, OK-15.893; 17. 8-Jeff Wingate-Centertown, MO-15.976; 18. 12-John Helm-Kearney, MO-16.029; 19. 75A-Travis Arnold-Pilot Grove, MO-16.054; 20. 88-Chad Tye-Independence, MO-16.071; 21. 9-Casey Baker-Lone Jack, MO-16.218; 22. 18X-Nathan Ryun-Higginsville, MO-16.235; 23. 7JR-Hannah Adair-Broken Arrow, OK-16.468; 24. 10-Will Register-Sedalia, MO-16.497; 25. 13-Clyde Knipp-California, MO-16.839; 26. 13X-Briar McGee-Eldorado Springs, MO-17.431; 27. 7L-Bobby Logan-Rantoul, IL-17.437; No Time- 93-Taylor Walton-Warrensburg, MO; 2-Zach Clark-Olathe, KS; 27K-Tucker Klaasmyer-Paola, KS; 88RR-Ryan Rector-Jasper, MO

1st Heat- 8 laps

1. 18X-Nathan Ryun (2); 2. 90-Riley Kreisel (6); 3. 24C-Craig Carroll (4); 4. 11-Ryan Kitchen (7); 5. 20-Steve Thomas (8); 6. 75A-Travis Arnold (3); 7. 09-Josh Stephens (5); 8. 13-Clyde Knipp (1) DNS: 99-Tony Rost; 27K-Tucker Klaasmyer

2nd Heat- 8 laps

1. 8-Jeff Wingate (4); 2. 9-Chad Goff (8); 3. 7s-Wade Seiler (5); 4. 95-Rik Forbes (6); 5. 88-Chad Tye (1); 6. 41-Scott Comstock (6); 7. 75-Casey Shuman (8)-DNF; 8. 7JR-Hannah Adair (2)-DNF

3rd Heat- 8 laps

1. 55-Kenny Potter (6); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson (9); 3. 12-John Helm (4); 4. 00-Mitchell Moore (8); 5. 24T-Tim Kent (7); 6. 10-Will Register (2); 7. 9-Casey Baker (3); 8. 42-Warren Johnson (5); 9. 7L-Bobby Logan (1); 10. 93-Taylor Walton (10) DNS: 88RR-Ryan Rector

B-Main-12 laps (Top 4 to A)

1. 09-Josh Stephens (1); 2. 42-Warren Johnson (3); 3. 88-Chad Tye (2); 4. 9-Casey Baker (6); 5. 75A-Travis Arnold (4); 6. 10-Will Register (7); 7. 13-Clyde Knipp (7)-DNF; 8. 7JR-Hannah Adair (8)-DNF; 9. 88RR-Ryan Rector (9)-DNF; DNS: 99-Tony Rost: 7L-Bobby Logan; 93-Taylor Walton; 13X-Briar McGee; 2-Zach Clark; 27X-Tucker Klassmyer

A-Main- 25 laps

1. 75-Casey Shuman (9); 2. 55-Kenny Potter (7); 3. 00-Mitchell Moore (2); 4. 7s-Wade Seiler (1); 5. 24C-Craig Carroll (13); 6. 65-Chris Parkinson (4); 7. 90-Riley Kreisel (5); 8. 42-Warren Johnson (18); 9. 09-Josh Stephens (17); 10. 24T-Tim Kent (10); 11. 95-Rik Forbes (11); 12. 11-Ryan Kitchen (8); 13. 18X-Nathan Ryun (15); 14. 88-Chad Tye (19); 15. 12-John Helm (14); 16. 9X-Chad Goff (6); 17. 9-Casey Baker (20); 18. 41-Scott Comstock (16); 19. 8-Jeff Wingate (12); 20. 20-Steve Thomas (3)-DNF

 

 

Opening Night at Plymouth Dirt Track Racing

By: Amy Juech 5-3-2015

Best night of weather on opening night at Plymouth Dirt Track Racing in over 10 years.Rookie and veteran drivers were amongst the 80 cars that signed into the pits.

AldagHonald Mechanical Sprints pushed off first, front row consisted ofJason Johnson and AJ Modjeski. Sprints went four wide as a salute to fans before taking the green from guest flagman Ben Schmidt. Johnson pulled out to an early lead over Danny Schlaferuntil a caution waved for Rusty Egan and Drew Ludwig spinning in turns 3 and 4. Schlafer passed Johnson after the restart, now the only car that separated him from the charging Donny Goeden. A slick black track proved challenging for drivers to pass until a second grooveon the high side developed at the halfway point. Lap 14 Schlafer started to lap traffic, which allowed for Goeden to pass Johnson for second. Another caution waved for Todd King and Rusty Egan spinning. Goeden passedSchlafer on the restart to take control. Brandon McMullen slid into second but hard charging Robbie Pribnowcrept through traffic after starting 19. Schlafer pulled his car into the infield with mechanical issues. White flag waved for Donny Goeden and a sudden red flew for Tim Melis, Kevin Karnitz and Kurt Davis as they tangled and came to rest on the turn one wall. Donny Goeden(Kewaskum) won followed by Brandon McMullen (Plymouth), Robbie Pribnow (Knowels), Jim Melis(Glenbeulah) and Paul Pokorski (West Bend). B-Main Results: Tim Melis (Plymouth), Chris Clayton (Waldo), Kurt Davis (West Allis), Robbie Pribnow (Knowels) and Todd King (Sheboygan Falls). Sprint Heat Winners: Jason Johnson (Campbellsport), NichMelis (Plymouth), Kevin Karnitz (West Bend) and Justin Miller (Plymouth).

Feldmann Sales and Service Grand Nationals rolled trackside with Don Sorce Jr. setting the pace. As the green flag waved drivers quickly tried to settle in. Roger Lee was going to retire but decided that he wasn’t quite ready, built a brand new car and was with us Saturday. Brian Cesar, Barry Maas, Matt Loehr and Brad Lubach were not settling for seventh they continued to race three wide for 2 laps. Dick Hed, Tim Simon and Mark Fieber competed for sixth place for two complete laps going three wide. Lap 9 brought a whole new challenge; Don Sorce was over a half a lap ahead of second place Kevin Lubach. Barry Maas discovered the high groove on lap 10. Jonathon Singer and Tim Simon pulled off to the attention of their crew. Brandon Frank’s right rear brakes were glowing brighter and brighter until he bounced off of turn 4 wall on lap 17 sending him to the attention of his crew. Mark Fieber and Jeff Lammers were touching as they battled for ninth, until Fieber went around and Lammers was docked two spots for rough driving. Sorce ran into lapped traffic on his mission to win the first Grand National race of the year. When the checkers flew it was Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis) who crossed first followed by Brian Cesar (Sheboygan), Matt Loehr (Mt. Calvaqry), Roger Lee (Windlake) and Kevin Lubach (Elkhart Lake). Grand National Heat Winners: Dick Hed (Plymouth), Tyler Kulow (New Holstein) and Don Sorce Jr. (West Allis)

Johnsonville Sausage Late Models rumbled out next with Ted Dolhun Sr. and Rick Scheffler setting the pace as the field took the green flag. Rick Scheffler pulled out to the lead right away as son Taylor Scheffler settled in behind. Mitch McGrath spun bringing out the first caution. Brad Mueller trailed behind the leaders as Tim Buhler quietly crept towards the front. Kyle Odekirk and Justin Schmidt stayed patient behind the leaders. Taylor Scheffler tried to pass dad Rick a few times putting on their own little battle for a few laps. Ron Stroika retired to the pits for mechanical reasons. Eric Michaels and Randy Markwardt were the first cars to be lapped. Rick Scheffler started to put cars between himself and son Taylor as the race continued.Billy Rezitek, Charles Schmidt and Turk Letezia were the next victims of Rick Scheffler. Father and son Schefflers (Waukesha) crossed the checkers followed by TimBuhler (Glenbeulah) after passing seven cars, next were Brad Mueller (Random Lake) and Ted Dolhun Sr. (Franklin) rounding out the top five. Late Model Heat Winners: Ted Dolhun Sr. (Franklin) and Rick Scheffler (Waukesha).

Cellcom Outlaw Compacts took to the track last with Tim Tiedt and James Rautmann who lead the field to the green. Brody Rivest led lap one after starting eighth. Cody Pankow crept into second on lap 2 followed closely by Rautmann. Chris Maas pulled off to the attention of his crew for mechanical issues. Pankow and Rivst battled intensely swapping thelead and tillRivest took control again. Rautmann also retired to the pits for the evening. Pankow didn’t settle for second and regained control and even put Tim Tiedt down a lap. Justin Erickson was now third and wasn’t settling, passing Rivst. Rivst didn’t agree spinning Erickson in turn 3, regaining second until being black flagged as a result of rough driving. Pankow continued to lead the field of only eight cars. Cody Pankow(Lomira) crossed the checkers first followed closely by Scott Schlafke (Cleveland), Justin Erickson (Plymouth), Tim Tiedt(Fond du Lac) and Chris Maas(Oakfield) rounding out the top five. Outlaw Compact Heat Winner: Brody Rivest (Sheboygan)

Please join us next week. For more information please check out our website at www.plymouthpdtr.com.

 

 

Double-X Speedway California, MO May 3, 2015

The opening round of Sunday Night Thunder is in the books at Double-X Speedway. A large crowd was on hand to christen the new season with four classes of cars on the card. In the Winged Sprint Cars, defending track champion Jonathan Cornell picked up the opening night win. Starting on the pole alongside fellow heat race winner Tyler Blank, fans were buzzing with excitement as to who would prevail. After a couple of aborted start attempts due to mechanical woes by Adam Jones and after one lap by Broc Elliott and a red flag for David Brown who flipped in turn one, Blank was able to lead Cornell and fourth starting Josh Baughman for the opening seven laps. However, on lap eight Cornell powered into the lead and started opening the gap between himself and Blank. On lap eleven, Baughman was able to pass Blank and set his sights on the fleet #28 machine of Cornell. Slowly closing the gap Baughman was close to pressuring Cornell until lapped traffic came into play and Cornell was able to slip through and open the margin between himself and the second running Baughman. Cornell was able to complete the distance and secure the victory. Baughman claimed the runner up position with Blank coming in third, Ricky Stangl finished fourth and Corey Nelson completed the top five. TJ Muths, Todd McVay and Ben Brown completed the running order at the checker. Heat races were claimed by Cornell and Blank.

This writer would like to apologize for some improper information announced during the red flag for the David Brown flip. It was announced that the track was open for fuel only, when in fact drovers and crews were able to make changes to their cars and add fuel as well. The officials on the track were aware of the changes that were allowed and monitored the on track action. Again, this was a miscommunication between officials in the booth and the track and I apologize for any inconvenience to fans or competitors.

A good field of Super Stocks started off the evenings events. In the 15 lap feature event, with perennial front runner John Clancy, Jr. on the pole and veteran Steve Beach starting to his outside, the pace was sure to be fast. Beach ran the high line to take the lead on lap one and was able to capture the checker in the opening night victory. Todd McCoin making his first start in the stock cars in many years came home second. Clancy claimed the show position in third, Harlan Dowell was fourth and Cole Henson claimed a solid fifth place. Heat races were won by Clancy and Dale Berry who was unable to start the feature due to mechanical issues.

The 600cc Winged Micro Sprints had race fans on their feet as third generation wheelman Ayrton Gennetten took the lead at the drop of the green with Marshall, MO shoe Miles Paulus in tow. Paulus would pressure the leader, trying first the low line and then moving up to mid track to close the gap. After a lap 12 caution, Paulus made the pass on the restart and led the remaining 8 laps to claim his first victory of 2015 and Double-X. Gennetten claimed second, hard charging Jimmy Dowell claimed third after starting tail back, fourth went to Dean Hathman and Tom Curran rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Paulus and Gennetten. It was announced earlier this week that the Micro Sprint will be running for track points this year, thanks to some valuable marketing partners coming on board to promote this class at the speedway.

The Hobby Stock class also saw a familiar face in victory lane as Gage Wineland picked up the opening night victory. Mike Schrader claimed second by a bumper over third place Kevin Prall. Will Register and Chuck Coffey completed the top five. Heat race victories were claimed by Prall and Wineland.

Be sure to join us next week for our "Mothers Day: event. Winged Sprint Cars, Super Stocks and Hobby Stocks will be joined by the non-wing 600cc Micro Sprints. Be sure to check out www.xxspeedway.com or Double-X Speedway on Facebook for more information.

Double-X Speedway Results May 3, 2015

Winged Sprint Cars Feature-- 1. Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia; 2. Josh Baughman, Odessa, TX; 3. Tyler Blank, California; 4. Ricky Stangl, Lees Summit; 5.Corey Nelson, Eugene; 6. TJ Muths, Sedalia; 7. Todd McVay, Grain Valley; 8. Ben Brown, Marchall; 9. Lanny Carpenter, Clarksburg; 10. David Brown, Marshall; 11. Broc Elliott, California; 12. Adam Jones, Wright City; 13, Randy Martin, California (DNS)

Heat 1- 1. Cornell; 2. Stangl; 3. Muths; 4. Carpenter; 5. McVay; 6. Elliott; 7. Martin Heat 2- 1. Blank; 2. Baughman; 3. Jones; 4. Nelson; 5. B. Brown; 6. D. Brown

Super Stocks- Feature- 1. Steve Beach, Eldon; 2. Todd McCoin, Barnett; 3. John Clancy, Jr. California; 4. Harlan Dowell, Tipton; 5. Cole Henson, Russellville; 6. John Brooks, Warrensburg; 7. Jeff Offerman, California; 8. Ted Welschmeyer, Tebbetts; 9. Curt Turpin, Jefferson City; 10. Tim Cressley, Tipton; 11. James Keeran, California; 12. Dale Berry, Tuscumbia (DNF)

Heat 1- 1. Clancy; 2. Welschmeyer; 3. Henson; 4. Turpin; 5. Brooks; 6. Keeran Heat 2- 1, Berry; 2. Beach; 3. McCoin; 4. Dowell; 5. Cressley; 6. Offerman

600cc Micro Sprints- Feature- 1. Miles Paulus, Marshall; 2. Ayrton Gennetten, Versailles; 3. Jimmy Dowell, Boonville; 4. Dean Hathman, Rocheport; 5. Tom Curran, Kansas City; 6. Dwayne Benson, Sweet Springs; 7. Scott Hathman, Columbia; 8. Quinton Benson, Sweet Springs' 9. Travis Arnold, Pilot Grove' 10. Travis Ruff, Belton; 11. Ryan Marsch, Jefferson City; 12. Casey Kempker, Jefferson City; 13. Nick Schaefer, Marshall; 14, Kyle Schlotz, Jefferson City.

Heat 1- .1. Paulus; 2. Schlotz; 3. D. Benson; 4. Curran; 5. Schaefer; 6. Ruff; 7. Kempker Heat 2- 1. Gennetten; 2. D. Hathman; 3. Q. Benson; 4. Marsch; 5. S. Hathman; 6. Arnold; 7. Dowell

 

 

Virginia Sprint Series
Race #3 Saturday May 2nd 2015
IMCA RaceSaver Mid-Atlantic Div.
Natural Bridge Speedway Natural Bridge, Va.
Jerald Harris Speeds to Victory
Jerald Harris speed to victory on a cool spring night when the track was fast and tacky all race long which equaled wide open racing at The Bridge. Heats started the night with Chris Ware and Jerald Harris taking wins. Chris Ware and Anthony Linkenhoker paced the field to the green with Chris out first but on lap two Linkenhoker swept around to the top spot. By lap five Harris was all over the leader and on lap six Harris was leading. Linkenhoker and Ware stayed close as laps went by as Tom Humphries was moving up. Five to go and Humphries had made it to second with the front four close and flying high as the laps clicked off. On the run to the checkers lapped traffic was in play slowing Harris giving Humphries one last shot but they went under the checkered flag nose to tail with Jerald Harris out front. At the line it was Jerald Harris, Tom Humphries, Brian Lawson, Anthony Linkenhoker, Chris Ware, French Grimes, Troy Severin, Daren Bolac, Eliah Omwake, Tony Harris, Glenn Worrell, Mike Keeton, Buckwheat Poore, Chad Worrell, Ryan Price and Charlie Ware. Next week its back to the pavement at Shenandoah Speedway in Shenandoah, Va. on Saturday night May 9th.

Thank you for your support
Jim Haines Virginia Sprint Series IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series

 

 

Bud Kaeding finds victory lane at the 25th Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial & takes home a record $8600

By Jacob Perkins

Chico, CA – May 2, 2015 . . . After winning the dash Campbell’s Bud Kaeding led the 22-car field down to the green flag searching for his first Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial victory and initial King of the West Sprint Car Series victory of the 2015 season.

Kaeding, in just his second season aboard the Williams Motorsports No. 0 jumped out to the lead over outside pole sitter Cason Macedo. Mason Moore who started inside row two got by Macedo on lap two and set his sights on Kaeding. Moore was closing in on Kaeding on lap twelve when the red flag would waive for Justyn Cox getting upside down in turn three. Cox was ok. The field lined up for a double file restart with Moore capitalizing on the high side of the race track in turns one and two getting around Kaeding for the lead.

Moore extended his lead over the field until lap 28 when Kaeding tracked him down to take the lead back over. The caution flag would waive on lap 37 for Jonathan Allard spinning to a stop in turn two. With a single file restart Macedo and Dominic Scelzi would get by Moore for second and third.

Moore would make a move to get back into the top three on lap 38 but would spin to a stop down the back stretch ending his night. Kaeding brought the field back to green pulling away to lead the final three laps to claim victory of the 25th annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Race. Kaeding joins his father Brent Kaeding and brother Tim Kaeding as winners of the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial race.

It was Bud’s 11th career KWS victory, which moves him into sole possession of 10th on the all-time King of the West Sprint Car Series win list. He also earned an extra $500 bonus from Roth Motorsports and took home $1700 worth of lap money in the A-main.

Lemoore’s Carson Macedo had fallen back from his outside pole starting position to 7th aboard the WFO Apparel/ Tarlton & Son No. 21X on lap 22. Macedo was able to work his way back up through the field of cars the second half of the race to come home in second. Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi rounded out the podium piloting his family owned Scelzi Enterprises backed machine. Scelzi never fell below his fifth place starting spot as he battled veteran drives Sean Becker and Jonathan Allard much of the race.

Roseville’s Sean Becker started fourth and had moved into the third spot to battle with Moore for second until contact between the two drivers shuffled Becker back to 11th. Becker was able to work his way back up thru the field to finish fourth. Fremont’s Shane Golobic who started 13th worked his way thru the field to round out the top five.

Minden, NV driver Tanner Thorson scored his career best King of the West finish crossing the stripe in sixth after starting 19th earning the hard charger award. For his efforts he earned $500 cash from Brad Johnson Trucking, Davy Thomas and Man Camp Motorsports. Steven Tiner finished seventh, Brent Kaeding eighth, Bobby McMahan ninth, and Colby Copeland rounding out the top ten.

Bud Kaeding started the night out with the fastest lap around the Silver Dollar Speedway with a lap of 12.050. He earned $2300 cash courtesy Rico Abreu Racing, Kyle Larson, Backyard Dreams, Gloria & Manny Avilla, 50th Stater, Robyn & Jason Meyers, Mancamp Motorsports, Julie Ripperger, Top Wing, Wayne Fisher and Andrew Kunas. He also claimed a right rear tire from Kaeding Performance.

Justyn Cox, Sean Becker, Mason Moore, and Ryan Bernal claimed heat race victories. Each heat winner earned $500 cash courtesy Rico Abreu Racing, plus a Right Rear Tire & Five Sleeves of tear offs courtesy of Hoserville.

Bud Kaeding won the dash & claimed $1000 cash from Rico Abreu, plus $100 cash from HMC Promotions. Steven Tiner was victorious in the last chance qualifier & earned $1000 cash courtesy of Rico Abreu Racing.

The King of the West Sprint Car Series returns to action next Saturday night at Petaluma Speedway for points race #3. The tour will be back at Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday June 6 for the third annual David Tarter Memorial.

25th Annual Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial Results – Silver Dollar Speedway May 2 31 – Cars Fast time: Bud Kaeding 12.050

Heat one: 1. 31C Justyn Cox, 2. 21X Carson Macedo, 3. 22 Shane Golobic, 4. 0 Bud Kaeding, 5. 12X Scott Parker, 6. 69 Brent Kaeding, 7. 42 Chase Majdic, 8. 15 Pat Harvey Jr.

Heat two: 1. 75 Sean Becker, 2. 3 Craig Stidham, 3. 00 Jason Statler, 4. 69C Chad Compton, 5. 37 Mitchell Faccinto, 6. 13 Rowdy McClenon, 7. 94 Gordon Rodgers, 8. 29 Willie Croft (DNS)

Heat three: 1. 22M Mason Moore, 2. 5V Colby Copeland, 3. 41 Dominic Scelzi, 4. 25 Bobby McMahan, 5. 94T Steven Tiner, 6. 49 Mike Monahan, 7. 76 Heath Hall, 8. 7X Eddy Lewis

Heat four: 1. 56 Ryan Bernal, 2. 3C Jonathan Alllard, 3. 88N D.J. Netto, 4. 68 Chase Johnson, 5. 88 Tanner Thorson, 6. 21 Michael Ing, 7. 12 Jarrett Soares

Dash: 1. 0 Bud Keading, 2. 21X Carson Macedo, 3. 22M Mason Moore, 4. 75 Sean Becker, 5. 41 Dominic Scelzi, 6. 31C Justyn Cox, 7. 00 Jason Statler, 8. 56 Ryan Bernal

LCQ: 1. 94T Steven Tiner, 2. 29 Willie Croft, 3. 88 Tanner Thorson, 4. 69 Brent Kaeding, 5. 12X Scott Parker, 6. 13 Rowdy McClenon, 7. 49 Mike Monahan, 8. 12 Jarrett Soares, 9. 76 Heath Hall, 10. 21 Michael Ing, 11. 94 Gordon Rodgers, 12. 42 Chase Majdic, 13. 15 Pat Harvey Jr., 14. 7X Eddy Lewis, 15. 37 Mitchell Faccinto (DNS)

A-main: 1. 0 Bud Kaeding, 2. 21X Carson Macedo, 3. 41 Dominic Scelzi, 4. 75 Sean Becker, 5. 22 Shane Golobic, 6. 88 Tanner Thorson, 7. 94T Steven Tiner, 8. 69 Brent Kaeding, 9. 25 Bobby McMahan, 10. 5V Colby Copeland, 11. 00 Jason Statler, 12. 29 Willie Croft, 13. 3 Craig Stidham, 14. 22M Mason Moore, 15. 3C Jonathan Allard, 16. 13 Rowdy McClenon, 17. 49 Mike Monahan, 18. 56 Ryan Bernal, 19. 31C Justyn Cox, 20. 69C Chad Compton, 21. 12X Scott Parker, 22. 88N D.J. Netto

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Montpelier Motor Speedway

Montpelier, IN - May 2, 2015 - Shane Cottle of Kokomo, IN, was persistent Saturday night at the Montpelier Motor Speedway and his determination paid off as he took the $2,000 first prize for the 25 lap feature event. The race marked the return of the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series to the speedway after a 14 year absence.

Cottle started sixth in the feature and took the lead on lap 21. He had managed to pass Robert Ballou 7 laps earlier to take the runner-up spot. Jon Stanbrough was leading at the time. Stanbrough had started on the pole and appeared to have the fastest car in the field. But he spun between turns one and two. Cottle was already in position to inherit the lead.

Shane Cottle was piloting the Paul Hazen owned and wrenched DRC sprinter. His progress up through the top of an all star lineup was good enough for him to also receive the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race award. The winner was pleased. “This place is pretty cool. There have been a lot of improvements since I last raced here. This race was a lot of fun. I hope the fans enjoyed it.”

The battle for second and higher paying spots in the top five was continuous. Brady Short had the last opportunity and managed to pass Robert Ballou coming out of the fourth turn. Ballou would finish third. Dave Darland drove the Jeff Walker 11 to a fourth place finish. Dickie Gaines was fifth.

Jon Stanbrough restarted and was sixth and working his way back up through the field when the checkered flag appeared. Carson Short came around seventh followed by series newcomer Stuart Hanft and veteran Matt Goodnight. Logan Jarrett was tenth. Lynsey Liguori received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award which always goes to the eleventh place finisher in the feature. It was also her first opportunity to race with the series . There was one red flag during the feature. Kevin Thomas Jr. flipped his sprint into turn two on lap three. The car was taken to the work area but repairs could not be finished in time for him to rejoin the field which was ready to take the green flag once again.

The two preliminary heat races were won by Brady Short and Jon Stanbrough. Short led every lap of the first heat race. Stanbrough earned the most passing points on the night after starting sixth in the second heat and taking the lead with 2 laps to go.

MSCS Sprint Cars 15 Entries A Main 1 – (25 Laps) 1. 57 Shane Cottle 2. 11 Brady Short 3. 12 Robert Ballou 4. 11 Dave Darland 5. 44 Dickie Gaines 6. 81 Jon Stanbrough 7. 21 Carson Short 8. 69 Sturat Hanft 9. 39 Matt Goodnight 10. 29 Logan Jarrett 11. 16 Lynsey Liguori 12.1 Dave Gross 13. 10 Jerry Coons Jr. 14. 14 Cooper Clouse 15. 17 Kevin Thomas Jr.

UMP Modifieds 23 Entries A-Main 1 – (20 Laps) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[4] ; 2. 21-Derek Losh[7] ; 3. 188-Aaron Orr[1] ; 4. 65-Todd Sherman[6] ; 5. 6-Andy Bishop[2] ; 6. T5X-Bub Roberts[9] ; 7. 37-JD Francis[10] ; 8. 88-Scott Orr[8] ; 9. 18-Ryan Sutter[15] ; 10. R19-Ryan Ramseyer[5] ; 11. 9s-Erny Gengrich[17] ; 12. 14S-Jessica Sroufe[3] ; 13. 43-Eric Morris[21] ; 14. 79-Shane Unger[14] ; 15. 21f-Kevin Free[16] ; 16. 96-Pete Wormcastle[11] ; 17. 9-Travis Nichols[20] ; 18. 14B-Josh Betts[13] ; 19. 12-Brian Williams[23] ; 20. 55D-Brandon Dailey[22] ; 21. 22TL-Bill Lewis[12] ; 22. 51-Cody Timmerman[19] ; 23. 14A-Andy Rennaker[18]

Heat 1 – (8 Laps) 1. R19-Ryan Ramseyer[2] ; 2. 14S-Jessica Sroufe[1] ; 3. 88-Scott Orr[8] ; 4. 37-JD Francis[5] ; 5. 14B-Josh Betts[3] ; 6. 21f-Kevin Free[4] ; 7. 51-Cody Timmerman[7] ; 8. 55D-Brandon Dailey[6]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps) 1. 6-Andy Bishop[2] ; 2. 65-Todd Sherman[6] ; 3. T5X-Bub Roberts[3] ; 4. 96-Pete Wormcastle[4] ; 5. 79-Shane Unger[5] ; 6. 9s-Erny Gengrich[8] ; 7. 9-Travis Nichols[7] ; 8. 12-Brian Williams[1]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps) 1. 188-Aaron Orr[1] ; 2. 21-Derek Losh[6] ; 3. 22T-Tony Anderson[2] ; 4. 22TL-Bill Lewis[5] ; 5. 18-Ryan Sutter[7] ; 6. 14A-Andy Rennaker[4] ; 7. 43-Eric Morris[3]

Super Streets 13 Entries A-Main 1 (15 Laps) 1. 5F-Ron Flaugh[3] ; 2. 9s-Mason Stewart[4] ; 3. 86-Luke Timmerman[10] ; 4. 8-Tommy Wallace[6] ; 5. 22T-Tony Anderson[1] ; 6. 51-Jay Huber[7] ; 7. 98-Wilbert Ramey[11] ; 8. J1-Jeff Matheny[8] ; 9. 69-Eric Manning[13] ; 10. 68MC-Rob Love[9] ; 11. 26-Troy Turner[12] ; 12. 57-Josh Malott[2] ; 13. 76-Tony Homan[5]

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[2] ; 2. 5F-Ron Flaugh[4] ; 3. 76-Tony Homan[5] ; 4. 51-Jay Huber[6] ; 5. 68MC-Rob Love[3] ; 6. 98-Wilbert Ramey[7] ; 7. 69-Eric Manning[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 57-Joshua Malott[2] ; 2. 9s-Mason Stewart[3] ; 3. 8-Tommy Wallace[6] ; 4. J1-Jeff Matheny[4] ; 5. 86-Luke Timmerman[5] ; 6. 26-Troy Turner[1]

Thunder Cars (15 Entries) 1. 3N-Kaleb Nutter[5] ; 2. 1-Ervin Turner, Jr[2] ; 3. 9-Travis Nichols[7] ; 4. 10-Mike Oler[3] ; 5. 95-Wryan Collis[6] ; 6. 1m-Johnny Magee[11] ; 7. 22-Andy Sherley[9] ; 8. 4-Brandon Platt[8] ; 9. 14S-Shane Smith[12] ; 10. 43-Corey Brown[14] ; 11. 44-Damion Watters[15] ; 12. 17-Steve Mills[13] ; 13. 22D-Doug Dunica[10] ; 14. 7D-Allen Davis, Sr[4] ; 15. 001-Jerald Owens[1]

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 001-Jerald Owens[2] ; 2. 10-Mike Oler[7] ; 3. 3N-Kaleb Nutter[8] ; 4. 9-Travis Nichols[6] ; 5. 22-Andy Sherley[5] ; 6. 1m-Johnny Magee[4] ; 7. 17-Steve Mills[1] ; 8. 44-Damion Watters[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 1-Ervin Turner, Jr[2] ; 2. 7D-Allen Davis, Sr[5] ; 3. 95-Wryan Collis[4] ; 4. 4-Brandon Platt[6] ; 5. 22D-Doug Dunica[3] ; 6. 14S-Shane Smith[1] ; 7. 43-Corey Brown[7]

 

 

Boespflug puts Baldwin Bros. in victory lane at Lincoln Park Speedway - Roy Bruce Jr., Steve Peeden, Tim Wright and Tom Plemons secure victories

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Nearly perfect weather treated a large crowd to a great night of racing at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night. Temperatures in the mid-70’s greeted fans and the pits were full with 117 total cars ranging over four classes. Chad Boespflug proved last season that he knew the fast way around the LPS oval in a sprint car by winning four A-mains for car owner Paul Hazen. This season is off to an even better start as Boespflug pulled away from Mitch Wissmiller to win his second feature at the Putnamville oval this season for the Baldwin Brothers Racing Team. For Bloomington, Ind. native Roy Bruce, the evening proved to be a breath of fresh air as he recorded the UMP Modified feature after battling mechanical gremlins during the early stages of the 2015 racing season. Steve Peeden had exactly the opposite start to his season as he debuted his new No. P3 UMP Super Stock Saturday night and was able to hold off a spirited charge from Josh Boller over the final few circuits. Camby’s Tim Wright came home with the rescheduled Bomber “Spring Fling” feature win and the $500 payday, holding off Tyler Neal and Josh Settles at the finish line. Roachdale’s Tom Plemons picked up the win by a foot at the finish line of the second bomber feature, nosing out Cameron Harris and Megan Cavaness. After many hours of work on the racing surface by the LPS crew the past few weeks, Lincoln Park Speedway provided a multiple groove track that set up perfectly by the time features were ready to roll. Boespflug and Bradley Sterrett started the sprint car feature on the front row ahead of Conner Donelson and Scott Hampton. Wissmiller jumped out to lead the first several laps as Boespflug battled for the point, but by the seventh circuit it was Boespflug blasted to the lead before a hard flip by Max McGhee halted the race after nine laps. McGhee would emerged and was later diagnosed with a concussion after being checked by medical personnel. After the lengthy stoppage, Boespflug remained out front after the re-start, holding down the lead as Wissmiller gave chase as Brandon Mattox advanced to third ahead of Ethan Barrow, Donelson and Austin Prock. With 18 laps down, Boespflug had pulled out to a comfortable margin before Mattox slowed to bring out a caution and Barrow was forced to change a flat tire and re-start at the back of the field. Boespflug got a good jump on the re-start and would go on to claim his sixth LPS win in the last two seasons as Wissmiller held down second ahead of Prock, Spencer Bayston, Donelson and Shelby Vangilder. In the modified main event, Bruce started fifth, but quickly made his way to the front after Gary and Scott Ricketts formed the front row to start the A-main. Bruce got to the front by the fifth lap as Kenny Carmichael Jr. and Gary Ricketts were wheel-to-wheel for second for several laps ahead of Kenny Carmichael Sr. Jake Humphrey and Scott Ricketts did battle behind them with Paul Bumgardner looking for an opening. As the leaders made their way into traffic, Bruce had built a bit of a cushion ahead of Carmichael Jr. and Sr. However, his the Carmichaels were able to close the gap in lapped traffic over the second half of the race. With Carmichael Jr. right on his tail, Bruce and a lapped traffic made contact to bring out a late caution. On the re-start, Bruce held fast to the lead as Carmichael Jr. went to the high side. Jake Humphrey and Carmichael Sr. were side-by-side to the checkered flag ahead of a group that included Scott Ricketts, Tyler Loughmiller and Paul Bumgardner. A final yellow came out on lap 17, but Bruce was able to maintain his lead to claim his first win of 2015. Carmichael Jr., Humphrey, Carmichael Sr. and Scott Ricketts made up the top-five. The UMP Super Stock main event came down to a two-time winner in Josh Boller and Peeden. The pair started on the front row ahead of Scott Carrington and Larry Raines for the 20-lapper. When the field went green, it was apparent that Peeden would be tough to beat as he pulled out to a strong lead over Carrington as Boller had Doug McCullough alongside him as Raines and Kris Starks were close behind. Boller was able to edge into second and began to reel in Peeden over the final five laps with a strong run on the cushion at the top. Boller managed to pull even with Peeden through turn one, but the leader was able to regain his ground down the backstretch and pick up the victory. Boller, McCullough, Carrington and Travis Howe rounded out the top-five. Howe managed to move up from 16th all the way to fifth at the finish. In the rescheduled bomber “Spring Fling” feature, Tyler Neal parlayed his pole spot to an early lead, but a blanket could be thrown over a top-three that included Wright and Settles. John Grenier and Tom Courtney fought for the fourth spot ahead of a four-car group that included Eric Miller, Carlos Bumgardner Sr., Tom Cox and RJ Pruitt. Settles took a brief lead at the halfway point, but Wright made his move to the front shortly after the halfway point and was able to hold off multiple challenges from Neal to claim the victory. Settles took home the third spot ahead of Miller and Pruitt. In the second bomber feature of the evening, Plemons picked up the win by the smallest of margins over Harris and Cavaness with DJ and Donald Smiley in the top-five. Next week will feature sprints, modifieds, super stocks and bombers as well as the first Kids’ Bicycle Challenge of the season.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Chad Boespflug, 2. Mitch Wissmiller, 3. Austin Prock, 4. Spensor Bayston, 5. Conner Donelson, 6. Shelby VanGilder, 7. Mike Gass, 8. Bub Cummings, 9. Braxton Cummings, 10. Scott Hampton, 11. Hunter ONeal, 12. Ethan Barrow, 13. JJ Hughes, 14. Matt McDonald, 15. Brandon Mattox, 16. Bradley Sterrett, 17. Max McGhee, 18. Brandon Morin, 19. Jeff Bland Jr., 20. Kent Christian B-main winner: Brandon Morin Heat winners: Bland Jr., Barrow, Christian, Wissmiller

UMP Modified feature 1. Roy Bruce Jr., 2. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 3. Jake Humphrey 4, Kenny Carmichael Sr., 5. Scott Ricketts, 6. Tyler Loughmiller, 7. Paul Bumgardner, 8. Josh McDaniel, 9. Gary Ricketts, 10. Jay Humphrey Jr., 11. Dan Lewellen, 12. Dustin Bruce, 13. Tony Houk, 14. Chris Hanley, 15. Chris Schepper, 16. JR Watkins, 17. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 18. Brent Hudson, 19. Doug Bryant Jr., 20. Damon Harrell, 21. Derek Groomer, 22. Jeff VanLannen Heat winners: Paul Bumgardner, Roy Bruce Jr., Carmichael Jr.

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Steve Peeden, 2. Josh Boller, 3. Doug McCullough, 4. Scott Carrington, 5. Travis Howe, 6. Kris Starks, 7. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 8. James Walters, 9. Jonathon Newgent, 10. Chris Harcourt, 11. Dennis Morgan, 12. Josh McDaniel, 13. Matt Jordan, 14. Paul Wright, 15. C.J. Bryan, 16. Larry Raines, 17. James Campbell, 18. Jaylen Frye, 19. Scott Agnew, 20. Kenny Carmichael Sr. B-main winner: Howe Heat winners: Peeden, Boller, Carrington

Bomber feature “Spring Fling” 1. Tim Wright, 2. Tyler Neal, 3. Josh Settles, 4. Eric Miller, 5. RJ Pruitt, 6. Cody Wright, 7. Tom Courtney, 8. Curt Leonard, 9. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 10. Chucky Walden, 11. Tom Cox, 12. Ryan Freeland, 13. Kevin Kemp, 14. Barry Hicks, 15. Scott Tidwell, 16. John Grenier Jr., 17. Ron Smith, 18. Chad Weiner, 19. Justin Massie, 20. Travis Heramb, 21. David Wallen, 22. Mark Dickerson, 23. Marlin Burns, 24. Lenny Krupa III

 

 

Cobra Claims Canandaigua: Chuck Hebing Wins PST America Season Opener

Rich Vleck, CANANDAIGUA, NY, (May 2, 2015)- After more than a dozen dominant seasons in a sprint car, a win for Chuck Hebing on opening night has seemingly become commonplace. On Saturday Night though it was clear how much it meant for him to be back in Victory Lane.

Hebing, of Ontario, NY, passed Steve Poirier on lap 12 with a harrowing move in turn three and drove away for his fifth career sprint win at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Even though “Cobra” has always run well at the “Land of Legends”, his win Saturday Night was his first there since 2007.

“To win in front of all of our friends and beat Steve (Poirier) and all of these guys at the top of their game is pretty good because he does it pretty regularly,” said Hebing in Victory Lane. “We had a hell of a car tonight. Unbelievable. We tried some changes on the car and the thing was killer.”

In the first Patriot race at Canandaigua in five years, Hebing finished second in his heat race and drew the fourth starting spot for the A-Main. The local favorite wasted no time getting to third but with champions Bryan Howland and Steve Poirier in front of him, it was a tall task to go for the lead.

Polesitter Howland appeared to be set up for the bottom line while Poirier ran the higher groove, with Poirier taking the lead away on the third lap. Even though Poirier’s No. 28FM was running up the track, Hebing had it in his head from before the race started that he was going to forge his own groove even higher up the track.

“Jason (Barney) usually wins it on the bottom and that’s not my thing. I saw the brown ring around the top and we set up for that and it worked out.”

Hebing’s lap 12 pass for the lead on Poirier started with a needle-threading move, splitting Poirier and the wall. As the duo entered turn three, Poirier drove in high, but Hebing never lifted and held on around the long corner to come away with the lead.

Only two cautions occurred in the feature, with the final one on lap six; with a long green-flag run, lapped traffic became the focus and Hebing only got stronger in this phase to build his lead to more than two seconds and allow him to cruise to the win.

Before pulling in to Victory Lane, Hebing did a partial “donut” with his Wilkins RV No. 45, reminiscent to his celebration when he won his first career Patriot feature there in 2003. Hebing’s win on Saturday Night was his 41st Career PST Checkered Flag, easily the most in series history.

Another stat worth noting is that this marks the sixth time that Chuck Hebing has won the PST America season opener, seven if you consider PST-only season openers.

Hebing was not the only driver slicing through lapped traffic, as Poirier was also moving around the track comfortably. The 2010 Canandaigua PST winner was impressed after the race with the speed Chuck had on the top and wondered what could have been done differently to win.

The 2009 CMP winner Bryan Howland won his heat and was impressive in the feature, and was pleased to finish on the podium with a brand new car. Howland had to hold off Shawn Donath in the closing laps, who finished fourth in his new Panther Chassis.

Jason Barney was dominant in his heat and was the favorite if the top line was not as strong, but the three-time CMP winner would have to settle for fifth.

A solid run was recorded by Sammy Reakes IV, as he won his heat and finished sixth. Steve Collins won the Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash for Cash and had a solid seventh-place showing, just ahead of Canandaigua’s own Darryl Ruggles who crossed in eighth in addition to winning the 305 sprint race on the night.

Jeff Cook had a solid run all night and drove up to ninth. The drive forward of the night though was turned in by Dave Just, who had to use a buy-in provisional to get in the race and drove up from 23rd to finish in 10th in his first sprint start at Canandaigua.

A total of 27 sprints helped to overflow the pits on a Chamber of Commerce Night in Ontario County. Three-time CMP winner George Suprick was in the feature until mechanical issues in the dash knocked him out of competition. Other than the caution for the 87, there were only two other yellow flags during PST action on the night.

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Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Results: 5/2/15, Canandaigua Speedway, Canandaigua, NY.

A-Verdi A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Chuck Hebing (45), 2. Steve Poirier (28FM), 3. Bryan Howland (51), 4. Shawn Donath (53), 5. Jason Barney (87*), 6. Sammy Reakes IV (17), 7. Steve Collins (67), 8. Darryl Ruggles (48JR), 9. Jeff Cook (10c), 10. Dave Just (54J), 11. Tommy Wickham (75), 12. Mike Stelter (36), 13. Scott Just (54JR), 14. Paul Habeck (25H), 15. Scott Kreutter (52), 16. Rob Dietrick (10k), 17. Paulie Colagiovanni (10), 18. Alysha Ruggles (48A), 19. Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), 20. Kyle Drum (47), 21. Jake Muench (14), 22. Steve Glover (121), 23. Dane Lorenc (00), 24. Derek Jonathan (81).

Buy-In Provisionals: Dave Just (54J), Derek Jonathan (81).

Did Not Start: George Suprick (87)

Did Not Qualify: Keith Granholm (13), Dave Wickham (80)

Lap Leaders- Howland 1, Poirier 2-11, Hebing 12-25.

B-Main (8 Laps, Top 4 Transferred to A-Main)- 1. Alysha Ruggles (48A), 2. Kyle Drum (47), 3. Tommy Wickham (75), 4. Paul Colagiovanni (10), 5. Steve Glover (121), 6. Dave Just (54J), 7. Derek Jonathan (81), 8. Keith Granholm (13), 9. Dave Wickham (80).

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Steve Collins (67), 2. Mike Stelter (36), 3. Scott Kreutter (52), 4. Scott Just (54JR), 5. Dane Lorenc (00), 6. George Suprick (87).

Heats (8 Laps, Top 6 Transferred to A-Main from Each)-

Race 1: Reakes, Dietrick, Donath, S. Just, Lorenc, Muench, Drum, D. Just, Jonathan.

Race 2: Barney, Hebing, Suprick, Collins, Habeck, Kreutter, T. Wickham, Glover, Granholm.

Race 3: Howland, Poirier, D. Ruggles, Stelter, Cook, Hutchinson, A. Ruggles, Colagiovanni, D. Wickham.

Hoosier Tire Canada/ Mike Emhof Motorsports Recipient: Hebing

Pole Position Raceway Pole Driver: Howland

Patriot Sprint Tour America Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Hebing 150, Poirier 145, Howland 141, Donath 138, Barney 135, Reakes 132, Collins 129, D. Ruggles 126, Cook, 123, D. Just 120.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Series (Top Five)- Zimbardi and Collins 6, Brown Lorenc and Stelter 5.

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- D. Just 12, T. Wickham 10, C. Turner 9, R. Turner 8, Brown 7.

Danny Willmes Enterprises Lap Leader Standings (Top Five)- Barney 16, Hebing 14, Poirier 10, Cook 9, Howland 1.

 

 

Ocean Sprints point leader Justin Sanders races to first Taco Bravo victory of the year on Friday at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – May 3, 2015…Going into Friday sitting atop the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo standings, Watsonville, CA based driver Justin Sanders started from the front row and worked traffic to perfection en route to his first victory of the season at the Ocean Speedway.

Sander’s has been a mark of consistency to start the season with the Ocean Sprints and looks to be the front runner to bring home his first track title at the quarter-mile. The win came aboard his family owned North County Plastering/ Lancaster Locksmith No. 17 Sprint Car.

“It feels great to get a win here at Ocean Speedway in our family car tonight,” Sanders commented on the front stretch. “I got out front there and just focused on hitting my marks through traffic. I kept expecting to see somebody alongside me, but luckily traffic worked to my advantage tonight. I want to thank everyone involved with the track and all the people that help us out.”

Morgan Hill’s Nicholas Ringo and Sander’s drew the front row for the main event and when the green waved it was Ringo who jumped out in front. Ringo has been impressive at times in his Ocean Speedway starts and led the first laps of his Taco Bravo Sprints career on Friday night. Sanders would step up his challenges though and eventually grab the lead with Campbell’s Brent Kaeding and Fremont’s Shane Golobic in toe.

The track surface changed as the race went on and Sander’s certainly had the right combination, as he worked traffic like a magician and pulled away to claim the checkered flag by 2.499 seconds over Kaeding and Golobic. The only possible issue for Sanders came on lap 14 when he nearly spun out in traffic but was able to keep it going.

It marked the second runner up finish of the season for Kaeding in his two Ocean Sprints starts. For Golobic it was also his second podium finish of the season at his home track.

After winning the first two rounds of the season Easton’s Tommy Tarlton brought home a fourth place finish on Friday, with Fresno’s Kyler Shaw having an impressive run to score his first career Sprint Car top-five in fifth. Ringo brought home a sixth place finish at conclusion, followed by Salinas’ Jason Chisum, Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson and Stockton’s Brad Furr.

Jason Chisum was the night’s High Five Pizza Hard Charger award winner coming from 14th to seventh in the feature. The Beer Optics Hard Luck award went to Fremont’s Anthony Espinoza. Three heat races were held during the night were claimed by Brad Furr, Kurt Nelson and Brent Kaeding. Furr opened the night by setting the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time.

A-main finish: 1 17 Justin Sanders 2 69 Brent Kaeding 3 22 Shane Golobic 4 21 Tommy Tarlton 5 92 Kyler Shaw 6 3T Nicholas Ringo 7 25Z Jason Chisum 8 88 Koen Shaw 9 72W Kurt Nelson 10 2 Brad Furr 11 58 Jerry Bonnema 12 9J Dustin Golobic 13 83 Austin Liggett 14 8 Jermey Chisum 15 55 Danny Malfatti 16 23 Ken Fredenburg 17 6D Josh Chisum 18 34 Darrell Taylor 19 51 Anthony Espinoza

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will be right back in action this coming Friday night May 8 for round number five. Full results will be available at www.racepmg.com

Ocean Speedway & the Ocean Sprints would like to thank Taco Bravo, High Five Pizza, Ray Scheidts Electric, Beer Optics, Hoosier Tires West and Kaeding Performance for their support.

 

 

Swanson, Dunham, Ullery, Sawmiller, Yoder Win On Opening Night May 2, 2015

The 2015 season opened Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio in front of a packed house of nothing but race fans excited to have racing back at the high-banked 1/3rd mile. A great field of cars consisting of WRP legends and newbies filled the pit area with nothing but high-powered machines. The season opened without a hitch as many drivers found themselves on top with a head start on the 2015 points chase.

The Buckeye Machine Non Wing Sprint Cars were first to take the track for the 2015 season. Michigan native Joshua Turner led the field to the first green flag of the season with Cody Gardner to his outside. As the field entered into turn number four to complete the opening lap, Mark Silva went upside down collecting Kent Wolters in the process. Kent climbed out of his car under his own power. Mark Silva was alert and talking with emergency officials when he was transported for precautionary reason. No update on his condition is available at the time of this release. After cars pushed off for a second attempt to get the race underway, USAC driver Kody Swanson began to make his way through the field. A second red flag came for the 74 of Drew Rader when his car went upside down at the entrance way to the pit area. On the restart, Swanson made his move for the lead and gained it with ease. Swason managed to pull over two seconds away from Cody Gardner at the halfway point. Late in the race, Gardner managed to cut Swanson’s lead to just a half second but not enough to run for position. Cody Swanson picked up the opening night win. Cody Gardner finished second with Mike Dunlap finishing in third. Kyle Simon picked up the hard charger award advancing ten spots. Mike Dunlap, Luke Hall, and Mike Miller all picked heat victories. Kevin Klatte picked up the B-main victory with Toby Alfrey picking up the final transfer spot.

The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints hit the track next for their 20-lap feature. It was the tail of two rookie drivers that wanted to just make it into the show. For teenagers Ryan Barr and Bradley Ashford, they did just that. Bradley made his first ever Waynefield start by racing his way into a forth place B-main finish. For Ryan Barr, a lucky break allowed for him to have a spot in the A-main lineup finishing just outside the transfer window in the B-main. Waynesfield regulars Chase Dunham and Jake Hesson lead the field to the green flag. Just like the non-wings, the yellow flag flew on the opening lap for the IVO of Andrew Heitkamp. A second caution later in the race would end the night for Heitkamp. The new restart line in turn four was a huge benefit for Hesson as he tried to take over the top spot with Dunham coming to a restart. The move was unsuccessful allowing Dunham to take home the win. Jake Hesson crossed the line is second but was disqualified by AMSA officials for weighing in 13 pounds under the requirement. With the disqualification, defending track champion Rod Henning was awarded second with Chris Bounds awarded third. The Foz Speed Partz hard charger award was given to Brad Racer advancing eleven spots in the A-main. Racer also picked up the B-main title. Gage Etgen, Gary Campbell, and Rod Henning all claimed heat race victories.

The Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds rolled out next for 20 laps. Jerry Bowersock and Chris Ullery led the field to the opening green flag. Ullery, 2005 track champion, led the opening lap and began to pull away from Bowersock. Any distance Ullery was able to put between him and Bowersock was gone with cautions and restarts. By the halfway point, Bowersock began to get his car dialed in. Any lead Ullery was able to build up was gone allowing Bowersock to challenge for the lead. Coming to the white flag, Bowersock threw everything he had trying to put a slider on Ullery for the win. His attempt was close but not enough to propel himself into the lead. Chris Ullery came home with his first A-main victory in many races. Jerry Bowersock settled for a very close second. Brandon Vaughan finished third and claimed the win of the first heat race. Scott Gerdeman picked up the hard charger award advancing twelve spots in the A-main. Josh Morton and Chris Ullery claimed the second and third heat races. Ullery’s win paid out an additional $300 courtesy of A-main sponsor Screamin Zero Racing.

The Block Insurance Tough Trucks were next on the agenda for their 15-lap feature. Veteran driver Mike Sawmiller and weekly competitor JJ Butler led the field of 19 to the green flag. Mike Hicks wasted no time working through the field. Hicks managed to advance from his sixth starting spot up to second by the completion of lap number one. With Sawmiller and Hicks running one and two, the battle to watch turned to third spot where Bill Keeler and Chris Hicks began to go at it. Gabe Twining invited himself into the battle making it a three-way battle for third. Once the dust finally settled, Mike Sawmiller came away with the large margin victory. Mike Hicks finished in second with Bill Keeler finishing third in a photo finish. Rookie driver Janice Hunter picked up the hard charger award advancing nine spots. The Hicks duo picked up the heat race wins.

The night came to an end with the Indian Lake Outfitter Compact 15 lap A-main. Two compact veterans, Jeff Zwiebel and Keith Staley led the field to the opening green flag. Staley would lead the opening laps while weaving his way through lap traffic. Defending track champion David Yoder did what he does best and began to make a run on Staley for the top spot. The two went side-by-side before Yoder took the lead and pulled away. By the time the checkered flag flew, Yoder was long gone from the field. Cody Sanders muscled his way for a second place finish with Nick Glasgow taking home third and a heat race win. David Yoder was also awarded the hard charger award advancing five spots with brother Harvey claiming a heat race victory.

Racing returns to Waynesfield Raceway Park next Saturday night, May 9 with another full program of racing featuring the Buckeye Machine Non Wings, Post Agri Service UMP Modifieds, Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts. Pits open at 4PM; grandstands at 5PM. Racing gets underway at 7PM. Adult general admission is just $12, kids (11-15) $6 and everyone under the age of ten is free. Pit admission is just $25. Keep up-to-date on the latest from Waynesfield Raceway Park online at www.waynesfieldracewaypark.net, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

RACE RESULTS

Buckeye Machine Non Wing (31 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2B-Mike Dunlap[4] ; 2. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[10] ; 3. 46-Cody Gardner[6] ; 4. 14C-Andy Conley[2] ; 5. 63D-Jim Dues[9] ; 6. 2K-Kevin Klatte[1] ; 7. 74-Drew Rader[5] ; 8. 19-Jimmy Snead[3] ; 9. 12B-Don Ryder[7] ; 10. 18-Sheldon Shobe[11] ; 11. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[8] ; 2. 21K-Kody Swanson[5] ; 3. 4-Joshua Turner[2] ; 4. 41-Frank Flud[6] ; 5. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] ; 6. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[9] ; 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[10] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7] ; 9. 53-Steve Little[1] ; 10. 37-Noah Dunlap[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 82-Mike Miller[4] ; 2. 31-Tom Rhodes[10] ; 3. 17-Kevin Myers[3] ; 4. 5S-Mark Silva[1] ; 5. 21-Kent Wolters[2] ; 6. 87-Paul Dues[5] ; 7. 14-Daryl Daugherty[9] ; 8. 5A-Toby Alfrey[6] ; 9. 96-Riley VanHise[8] ; 10. 927-Dave Disinger[7]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2K-Kevin Klatte[1] ; 2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[2] ; 3. 74-Drew Rader[4] ; 4. 87-Paul Dues[3] ; 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[9] ; 6. 24L-Lee Underwood[5] ; 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[8] ; 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[6] ; 9. 53-Steve Little[11] ; 10. 927-Dave Disinger[15] ; 11. 96-Riley VanHise[12] ; 12. 18-Sheldon Shobe[13] ; 13. 12B-Don Ryder[10] ; 14. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[16] ; 15. 37-Noah Dunlap[14] ; 16. 19-Jimmy Snead[7]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 21K-Kody Swanson[4]; 2. 46-Cody Gardner[2]; 3. 2B-Mike Dunlap[8]; 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[14]; 5. 82-Mike Miller[6]; 6. 9N-Luke Hall[7]; 7. 41-Frank Flud[11]; 8. 31-Tom Rhodes[3]; 9. 14C-Andy Conley[10]; 10. 17-Kevin Myers[9]; 11. 87-Paul Dues[19]; 12. 2K-Kevin Klatte[16]; 13. 4-Joshua Turner[1]; 14. 21-Kent Wolters[15]; 15. 5A-Toby Alfrey[20]; 16. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[17]; 17. 74-Drew Rader[18]; 18. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[5]; 19. 63D-Jim Dues[13]; 20. 5S-Mark Silva[12] Hard Charger: 23S-Kyle Simon[+10]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (25 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. E99-Gage Etgen[3] ; 2. 92-Dallas Hunt[5] ; 3. 5J-Jake Hesson[1] ; 4. 28J-Jody Martin[2] ; 5. 11-Corey Bedwell[9] ; 6. 4X-Bradley Ashford[8] ; 7. 22B-Brad Racer[7] ; 8. 7M-Mike Hessel[6] ; 9. 17-Darin Collin[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 14-Gary Campbell[2] ; 2. 42-Ty Tilton[4] ; 3. 66-Chase Dunham[3] ; 4. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[1] ; 5. 55-Rob Winks[6] ; 6. 44-Ron Coleman[5] ; 7. 81H-Anthony Haas[7] ; 8. 21B-Ryan Barr[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 28H-Rod Henning[7] ; 2. 65-Chris Bounds[1] ; 3. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[6] ; 4. 50-Craig Stower[5] ; 5. 26-Michael Prine[3] ; 6. 7-Cole McKinney[8] ; 7. 76-Allen Poe[4] ; 8. 20-Tyler Kendall[2]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 22B-Brad Racer[4] ; 2. 44-Ron Coleman[2] ; 3. 81H-Anthony Haas[5] ; 4. 4X-Bradley Ashford[1] ; 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[8] ; 6. 76-Allen Poe[6] ; 7. 7-Cole McKinney[3] ; 8. 17-Darin Collin[10] ; 9. 7M-Mike Hessel[7] ; 10. 20-Tyler Kendall[9]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 66-Chase Dunham[1]; 2. 28H-Rod Henning[6]; 3. 65-Chris Bounds[3]; 4. 92-Dallas Hunt[5]; 5. 22B-Brad Racer[16]; 6. 14-Gary Campbell[7]; 7. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[11]; 8. 44-Ron Coleman[17]; 9. 50-Craig Stower[12]; 10. 81H-Anthony Haas[18]; 11. 28J-Jody Martin[10]; 12. 21B-Ryan Barr[20]; 13. 4X-Bradley Ashford[19]; 14. 26-Michael Prine[15]; 15. E99-Gage Etgen[8]; 16. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[9]; 17. 55-Rob Winks[14]; 18. 11-Corey Bedwell[13]; 19. 42-Ty Tilton[4]; DQ. 5J-Jake Hesson[2] Hard Charger: 22B-Brad Racer[+11]

Post AgriService UMP Modifieds (22 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[1] ; 2. X-Jerry Bowersock[5] ; 3. 45P-Brian Post[7] ; 4. 16-Jeff Koz[6] ; 5. 4J-David Treon[4] ; 6. 58P-Jim Post[2] ; 7. 46-Andrew Johnston[3] ; 8. 31-Rodney Hunt[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 20M-Josh Morton[2] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[6] ; 3. 9V-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 4. 25-Nick Bowers[1] ; 5. 23-Frank Watkins[3] ; 6. 71-Chris Hicks[5] ; 7. M1G-Matt Twining[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 112-Chris Ullery[1] ; 2. 10-Scott Bowersock[3] ; 3. 35-Tim Cornett[4] ; 4. 55S-Zach Schroeder[7] ; 5. 24-Terry Grilliot[6] ; 6. K9-Scott Gerdeman[2] ; 7. 0-Derrick Austin[5]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 112-Chris Ullery[2]; 2. X-Jerry Bowersock[1]; 3. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[4]; 4. 16-Jeff Koz[10]; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler[5]; 6. K9-Scott Gerdeman[18]; 7. 9V-Shawn Valenti[8]; 8. 58P-Jim Post[16]; 9. 71-Chris Hicks[17]; 10. 23-Frank Watkins[14]; 11. 25-Nick Bowers[11]; 12. 45P-Brian Post[7]; 13. 46-Andrew Johnston[19]; 14. 10-Scott Bowersock[6]; 15. 24-Terry Grilliot[15]; 16. 20M-Josh Morton[3]; 17. 55S-Zach Schroeder[12]; 18. M1G-Matt Twining[20]; 19. 35-Tim Cornett[9]; 20. 4J-David Treon[13] Hard Charger: K9-Scott Gerdeman[+12]

Block Insurance Tough Trucks (19 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 33-Mike Hicks[7] ; 2. 20K-Bill Keeler[1] ; 3. 1J-J.J Butler[8] ; 4. 711-Dallas Geckle[10] ; 5. 34-James Sorrell[9] ; 6. 32-Bob Campbell[2] ; 7. 316-Ben Hower[6] ; 8. 82-Kevin Knittle[5] ; 9. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[3] ; 10. 88-Kenny Osborne JR[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 11 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 71-Chris Hicks[8] ; 2. 25G-Gabe Twining[3] ; 3. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[1] ; 4. 1W-Matt Twining[5] ; 5. 28-Derrick Hole[6] ; 6. 8-Jammie Roop[4] ; 7. 87-Chris Anderson[2] ; 8. 37J-Roy Miller[7] ; 9. 82J-Janice Hunter[9]

A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 1S-Mike Sawmiller[1]; 2. 33-Mike Hicks[6]; 3. 20K-Bill Keeler[4]; 4. 71-Chris Hicks[5]; 5. 25G-Gabe Twining[3]; 6. 1J-J.J Butler[2]; 7. 34-James Sorrell[9]; 8. 711-Dallas Geckle[7]; 9. 82J-Janice Hunter[18]; 10. 8-Jammie Roop[12]; 11. 70-Terry Klopfenstein[17]; 12. 88-Kenny Osborne JR[19] Hard Charger: 82J-Janice Hunter[+9]

Indian Lake Outfitters Compacts (12 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 85-Nick Glasgow[6] ; 2. 95-David Yoder[5] ; 3. 27S-Cody Sanders[2] ; 4. 30-Keith Staley[4] ; 5. 34-James sorrell[1] ; DNS. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 12 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 82-Harvey Yoder[5] ; 2. 9-Dane Arbin[4] ; 3. 58S-David Swingley[6] ; 4. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[1] ; 5. 59-Joshlyn Sandlin[2] ; 6. 12-Shannon Bolin[3]

A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 95-David Yoder[6]; 2. 27S-Cody Sanders[4]; 3. 85-Nick Glasgow[8]; 4. 82-Harvey Yoder[7]; 5. 30-Keith Staley[2]; 6. 34-James sorrell[9]; 7. 9-Dane Arbin[5]; 8. 58S-David Swingley[3]; 9. 12-Shannon Bolin[12]; 10. 1H-Jeff Zwiebel[1]; 11. 59-Joshlyn Sandlin[10]; DNS. 27X-Robbie Tuttle[11] Hard Charger: 95-David Yoder[+5]

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

 

 

All Star Dale Blaney returns home for $5,000 payday Miley, Fosnaught and Martin all return to Victory Lane

Sarver, PA (May 1, 2015) The best of the best among the area winged sprints were on display at Lernerville Speedway Friday night. And when the smoke cleared, Dale Blaney found his way to victory lane with the All Stars for the first time in 2015, passing a strong running Cody Darrah in the middle portion of the 30 lap $5,000 to win feature.

"Tonight, the track really reminded me of the way it was for the Don Martin last year," Blaney said. "We came from 17th to 3rd in that race, and my car's always been good in the slick and I've made a ton of laps around this place when it's like this so I just tried to not use up what I had early, and it worked out tonight."

In other action, Jared Miley won his first race of the season at �The Action Track�, besting the field of RUSH Late Models, while Jason Fosnaught returned to victory lane for the first time in several years winning a hard fought five car battle in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman. And in the RUSH Modifieds, Adam Hilton made the long haul from Buffalo, NY worth it once again, collecting his first victory of 2015.

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints:

Local standout Eric "Turkey" Williams converted a strong heat performance into a dash victory and led the field to green. Alongside him was last week's Weikert Memorial winner, Cody Darrah. When the green flag opened the action, Darrah and third starting Dale Blaney quickly made their way around Williams but before they could put space between them and the rest of the field, Dan Kuriger brought the caution flag out with a turn one spin on lap 2.

On the restart, Darrah began to take advantage of the traction that the high side provided while Blaney worked down low. And after another set of cautions for Jack Soderman Jr and Jared Zimbardi, Darrah and Blaney opened up a lengthy gap. Behind them, Sheldon Haudenschield and Greg Wilson, from deep in the field, began making their way to the front in a hurry without much in the way of lapped traffic to use.

Lapped traffic did enter the equation on lap 10 as Darrah moved to the bottom to slice through one piece of traffic after another as Blaney followed, closing the gap between them a little more each lap until the 16th circuit when Blaney was able to overtake the leader on the high side.

Blaney had not much in the way of clean air to work with upon taking the lead as cars were scattered in front of him, but he managed to keep Darrah at bay until the final caution of the race halted the action on lap 24 as Danny Smith and Brandon Matus both pushed off the track in the backstretch entering turn three.

Blaney had to survive one last restart on lap 25 and could not be reeled in by Darrah as the gap between the two widened over the final five laps. Haudenschield rounded out the podium with a strong run, coming from ninth starting spot to finish third while Greg Wilson earned the hard charger honors, coming from 20th to earn a fourth place finish.

Blaney's win tied him with Sammy Swindell and Steve Kinser on the all time Lernerville winner's list at 17.

"We've had to throw a lot of stuff together really quick this year," Blaney said regarding his new team. "So it's kind of not been the best of circumstances just yet, but when I roll my car out of the hauler I know it's as good as anybody's so I'm really happy to get a win for everybody."

Top 10:

1. Dale Blaney

2. Cody Darrah

3. Sheldon Haudenschield

4. Greg Wilson

5. Danny Holtgraver

6. Cole Duncah

7. Chad Kenemah

8. Ed Lynch Jr

9. Eric Williams

10. AJ Flick

 

 

 

COTTLE BECOMES THE FIFTH DIFFERENT WINNER IN FIVE RACES AS MSCS RETURNS TO MONTPELIER MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Montpelier, IN - May 2, 2015 - Shane Cottle of Kokomo, IN, was persistent Saturday night at the Montpelier Motor Speedway and his determination paid off as he took the $2,000 first prize for the 25 lap feature event. The race marked the return of the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series to the speedway after a 14 year absence.

Cottle started sixth in the feature and took the lead on lap 21. He had managed to pass Robert Ballou 7 laps earlier to take the runner-up spot. Jon Stanbrough was leading at the time. Stanbrough had started on the pole and appeared to have the fastest car in the field. But he spun between turns one and two. Cottle was already in position to inherit the lead.

Shane Cottle was piloting the Paul Hazen owned and wrenched DRC sprinter. His progress up through the top of an all star lineup was good enough for him to also receive the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race award. The winner was pleased. “This place is pretty cool. There have been a lot of improvements since I last raced here. This race was a lot of fun. I hope the fans enjoyed it.”

The battle for second and higher paying spots in the top five was continuous. Brady Short had the last opportunity and managed to pass Robert Ballou coming out of the fourth turn. Ballou would finish third. Dave Darland drove the Jeff Walker 11 to a fourth place finish. Dickie Gaines was fifth.

Jon Stanbrough restarted and was sixth and working his way back up through the field when the checkered flag appeared. Carson Short came around seventh followed by series newcomer Stuart Hanft and veteran Matt Goodnight. Logan Jarrett was tenth. Lynsey Liguori received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award which always goes to the eleventh place finisher in the feature. It was also her first opportunity to race with the series.

There was one red flag during the feature. Kevin Thomas Jr. flipped his sprint into turn two on lap three. The car was taken to the work area but repairs could not be finished in time for him to rejoin the field which was ready to take the green flag once again.

The two preliminary heat races were won by Brady Short and Jon Stanbrough. Short led every lap of the first heat race. Stanbrough earned the most passing points on the night after starting sixth in the second heat and taking the lead with 2 laps to go.

The next outing for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series will be on Memorial Day Weekend. The series will race Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Action begins with a return to Bloomington Speedway for the Josh Burton Memorial Race. Lincoln Park Speedway hosts MSCS the next night. That event will be followed by the annual Memorial Weekend Classic at Tri-State Speedway. Friday and Sunday’s shows double as KISS races. All three features that weekend will pay $2,500 to win.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

RACE SUMMARY Montpelier Motor Speedway Montpelier, IN May 2, 2015

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (15 Entries)

First Heat - 11p Brady Short, 12 Robert Ballou, 57 Shane Cottle, 44 Dickie Gaines, 39 Matt Goodnight, 14 Cooper Clouse, 1 Dave Gross

Second Heat - 81 Jon Stanbrough, 11 Dave Darland, 21 Carson Short, 17rw Kevin Thomas Jr., 29 Logan Jarrett, 69H Stuart Hanft, 16r Lynsey Liguori, 10e Jerry Coons Jr.

B Main - None Held…

Feature (25 Laos) - 57 Shane Cottle, 11p Brady Short, 12 Robert Ballou, 11 Dave Darland, 44 Dickie Gaines, 81 Jon Stanbrough, 21 Carson Short, 69H Stuart Hanft, 39 Matt Goodnight, 29 Logan Jarrett, 16r Lynsey Liguori, 1 Dave Gross, 10e Jerry Coons Jr., 14 Cooper Clouse, 17rw Kevin Thomas Jr.

 

 

Thomas Kennedy Tops UMSS Opener At Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (5-2-15)

Thomas (TJ) Kennedy added his name to the UMSS and Cedar Lake Speedway winner's list, as the young Winnipeg, Manitoba driver got by Wade Nygaard on lap 14 of the 25 lap feature race to win the season opening UMSS event. Kennedy earned $1,000 for his win thanks to some sponsorship help from GRP Motorsports. TJ commented afterwards that "I was waiting right there behind Wade for an opportunity to make a move either in lapped traffic or if Wade bobbled a bit." Lap 14 was his opportunity, and TJ certainly made the most of it. With a smile, Wade Nygaard simply said "I want to have that one lap back." referring to lap 14 when TJ got by him while lapping a car.

In the seven times Cedar Lake Speedway has attempted to run their Spring Sprint Special under UMSS sanctioning, this year's edition by far saw the best weather. Four of the previous six races had been rained out or cancelled due to poor weather. Back in 2009, Lou Kennedy, Jr. won this race which was also the 8th Annual Billy Anderson Memorial. Six years later, TJ joined his dad with a win apiece for the Winnipeg racing family.

Missing several regular UMSS competitors, a field of 18 winged sprints were on hand for the first race of the 2015 UMSS season. The usual UMSS racing format was in effect with three heats and two Challenge races on tap, as the drivers earned passing and finishing points in each. Following heat race wins by Wade Nygaard, Thomas Kennedy and Jared Goerges and Challenge Race victories by Rick Kobs and Ryan Bowers, the top four drivers in points redrew for the top four starting positions in the 25 lap A Feature. The first two rows saw Nygaard and TJ Kennedy up front with Lou Kennedy, Jr. and Kobs in row 2. The remainder of the field lined up straight-up according to points earned.

The feature race was only slowed once under caution with 20 laps scored when Kobs and the lapped car of Bob McVitty tangled entering turn one. Kobs had been running in third at the time. Both cars needed wrecker assistance. As described earlier, the winning pass came on lap 14 while the leaders where in lapped traffic. One lap after the restart, Ryan Bowers pulled off while running fourth with his engine overheating. A total of 10 cars finished the race. Lou Kennedy, Jr. finished third, making it a clean sweep of the top three spots by NOSA drivers. Jared Goerges and 2010 UMSS Champion Cody Hahn completed the top five. Jake Erickson from Jackson, MN finished sixth.

Mike Mueller earned a $100 GRP Motorsports Bonus for being the highest finishing Traditional sprint car in the feature. Mueller got by Neil Matuska coming off turn four on the final lap to finish 7th with Kevin Bradwell finishing behind Matuska in 9th. Reed Allex completed the top ten after breaking a rocker arm in his heat race.

Jackson, Minnesota driver Brandon Halvorson escaped injury during a spectacular crash through the turn four catch fence in the second heat race. The car never flipped over, as it remained upright during the entire incident. Two sections of catch fence and two posts were knocked down, causing a delay in the racing action. Fortunately nobody was injured in the tier parking area either, as Halvorson was remarkably able to get his then wingless car turned around and headed back down the steep embankment before getting into the actual parking ramp area. A close call for sure.

With several more drivers still working to get their cars ready, the 2015 UMSS season continues at the North Central Speedway in Brainerd on Saturday, May 16 with the feature race paying $1,000 to win thanks to some help from GRP Motorsports. Be sure and follow the UMSS on their website at www.umsprints.com or "like us" on our Facebook page.

UMSS Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway May 2, 2015 (Race #1)

GRP Motorsports A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[2]; 2. 9N-Wade Nygaard[1]; 3. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[3]; 4. 9-Jared Goerges[5]; 5. 23-Cody Hahn[8]; 6. 64-Jake Erickson[11]; 7. 87-Mike Mueller[6]; 8. 48-Neal Matuska[9]; 9. 95-Kevin Bradwell[12]; 10. 91A-Reed Allex[13]; 11. (DNF) 199-Ryan Bowers[7]; 12. (DNF) 34-Rick Kobs[4]; 13. (DNF) 7M-Bob McVitty[10]; DNS 20G-Chris Graf; DNS 63-Jerry Richert Jr; DNS 32-Brandon Halverson; DNS 74-Roger McVitty; DNS 1-Jeff Pellersels.

Lap Leaders: Nygaard 1-13, TJ Kennedy 14-25. Cautions: (1) on lap 20

Hoosier Racing Tire Challenge Race 1 (8 Laps): 1. 34-Rick Kobs[2]; 2. 9N-Wade Nygaard[5]; 3. 9-Jared Goerges[4]; 4. 23-Cody Hahn[3]; 5. 95-Kevin Bradwell[6]; 6. 7M-Bob McVitty[1]; 7. (DNF) 74-Roger McVitty[7]; DNS 20G-Chris Graf; DNS 32-Brandon Halverson.

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service Challenge Race 2 (8 Laps): 1. 199-Ryan Bowers[2]; 2. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[4]; 3. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[5]; 4. 48-Neal Matuska[1]; 5. 87-Mike Mueller[3]; 6. 64-Jake Erickson[6]; DNS 91A-Reed Allex; DNS 63-Jerry Richert Jr; DNS 1-Jeff Pellersels.

Meeks Video Ultimate Sprint Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard[1]; 2. 21K-Lou Kennedy Jr.[5]; 3. 34-Rick Kobs[4]; 4. 199-Ryan Bowers[2]; 5. (DNF) 20G-Chris Graf[3]; 6. (DNF) 95-Kevin Bradwell[6]. Note: 20G Graf done for the night (engine failure).

Driverwebsites.com Ultimate Sprint Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 20K-Thomas Kennedy[3]; 2. 23-Cody Hahn[4]; 3. 64-Jake Erickson[1]; 4. (DNF) 32-Brandon Halverson[2]; DNS 1-Jeff Pellersels; DNS 74-Roger McVitty. Note: 32 Halvorson done for the night after wild-looking crash through the catch fence in turn 4 (no injuries). 1 Pellersels done after hot laps with a broken U-joint.

Sprintsource.com Ultimate Sprint Heat 3 (6 Laps): 1. 9-Jared Goerges[2]; 2. 87-Mike Mueller[6]; 3. 7M-Bob McVitty[4]; 4. 48-Neal Matuska[5]; 5. (DNF) 63-Jerry Richert Jr[1]; 6. (DNF) 91A-Reed Allex[3]. Note: 63 Richert done for the night (engine failure).

 

 

WCS CHECKERS TO HAUDENSCHILD, DROWN, DUNCAN, SMITH, D. HENSEL, DAWSON & DELANEY

Orrville. Ohio Saturday, May 2, 2015 By Mike Swanger

The first full night of racing is in the Wayne County Speedway books with some good close racing highlighting Pepsi night as Brad Haudenschild came from his 7th starting spot and swiped the lead away with six laps to go from pole sitter Danny Mumaw. Driving the Kempthorn Auto Mall, Fire & Ice Pub and J&J Auto Racing #38k, the defending track champion from Millersburg, lost his brakes on lap 11 but still was able to track down Mumaw and held off his last lap challenge for the win in the Fisher Performance Sprint feature. A back and forth battle for third place all race long saw Chris Myers nip Jimmy Pooler for that position while Jimmy Colvin came from his 15th starting spot to claim fifth. Jason Dolick and Mitch Harble topped the heats with Harble’s win coming after he passed Beau Stewart and as they went down the backstretch on the final lap, Stewart hit the guardrail in turn three, climbed and hung on the fence, bending the fence toward the track and landed on all 4’s as he walked away from the incident. Defending track champ Ryan Markham popped into the lead at the drop of the green flag of the Lias Tire Late Model main with Brad Malcuit into second. Wooster’s Doug Drown would take that spot on the next circuit and then go wheel to wheel with Markham the next three laps before securing the lead on lap six and then pull away aboard the Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection and Wooster Glass #240 for the victory. Markham finished second as JR Gentry grabbed third from Malcuit with Cody Scott filled out the top five. Heat wins went to Markham and Drown. The best feature of the night went to the Aamco Transmission Super Stocks as Larry Baldwin, the defending track champ, grabbed the lead from the outside pole position from Wooster’s Nick Smith. Smith would stay within striking range of Baldwin and on the last two laps his car seemed to get loose in both corners and that allowed Smith to make a run and as they dragged raced out of turn four for the checkered flag, Smith’s Hillcrest Trucking, Fire & Ice Pub and The Butcher Block & Deli #11 was a quarter of a car length in front for the win. Tyler Thompson, Gary Hensel Jr. and Tyler Nicely rounded out the top five. Smith and Nicely pocketed the heat wins. The new Harriger Towing Rush Crate Late Models took to the track for the second time this season with Justin Chance and Charlie Duncan starting on the front row and they would be side by side for the opening five laps before Duncan would take control and drive off to his first win of the season, celebrating his birthday aboard the Hall’s Auto Sales, Kar Connection and Nationwide Vehicle Protection #240. Ryan Markham would pass Chance on lap 16 to finish second as opening night and heat winner Dennis Lunger Jr. finished fourth in front of Brandon Gardner. It took Wooster’s Doug Hensel one lap to go from his 5th starting spot to the lead to post his first WQKT Mini Stock win of the year driving the Finishline Auto Body, Fast Lane Towing and B S Motorsports #18. Greg Thompson and Brad Hensel went fender to fender for second with Thompson winning that spot. Jeff Edwards took fourth as fifth went to Stephen Crowe. Heat winners were Gary Hensel Jr. and Thompson. Lakeville’s Billy Dawson led all the way of the Mini Wedge feature to put the DJ Directional Services, Miller Racing and AMS Oil #7d into victory lane. Jolene Voshel, Konner Thomas, Logan Duncan and Caitlyn Johnson followed, Matthew Moore won the heat race. Scott Delaney was the feature winner of the Flat Track Carts The Super Late Models will be the feature attraction next week as the Attica Raceway Park/Wayne County Speedway Challenge Series begins. All the class’ except the Crate Late Models, who may run in the Challenge Series, will also be in action. For more information about the track, go to www.waynecountyspeedway.com

WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SUMMARY Saturday, May 2, 2015

FISHER PERFORMANCE SPRINTS Heat 1 Jason Dolick, Chris Myers, Jamie Myers, Jimmy Pooler, Shawn Hubler, Nick Patterson, Troy Kingan, Jimmy Colvin, Clay Riney, Kirk Jeffries Heat 2 Mitch Harble, Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Joe Armbruster, Tyler Street, Bob Lime, Michael Fischesser, George Prosser, Beau Stewart Feature Brad Haudenschild, Danny Mumaw, Chris Myers, Jimmy Pooler, Jimmy Colvin, Shawn Hubler, Nick Patterson, Jamie Myers, Joe Armbruster, Kirk Jeffries, Michael Fischesser, Jason Dolick, Bob Lime, Clay Riney, Tyler Street, Troy Kingan, George Prosser, Mitch Harble dns, Beau Stewart dns

LIAS TIRE LATE MODELS Heat 1 Ryan Markham, Jim Nicely, Cody Scott, Rick Armstrong, Jerry Aber, Doug Kenworthy Heat 2 Doug Drown, Brad Malcuit, JR Gentry, Blaine Aber, Allan Baker Feature Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, JR Gentry, Brad Malcuit, Cody Scott, Allan Baker, Rick Armstrong, Blaine Aber, Jim Nicely, Jerry Aber, Doug Kenworthy

AAMCO TRANSMISSION SUPER STOCKS Heat 1 Tyler Nicely, Gary Hensel Jr., Tyler Thompson, Frank Oriti, Brandon Gardner, Gary McGregor, Chris Albright dns, David Uhler dns Heat 2 Nick Smith, Larry Baldwin, Paul McVicker, Cliff Staley, Dennis Amstutz, Steve Ott, #00, Paul Whitten dns Feature Nick Smith, Larry Baldwin, Tyler Thompson, Gary Hensel Jr., Tyler Nicely, Brandon Gardner, Cliff Staley, Gary McGregor, Dennis Amstutz, Steve Ott, #00, Frank Oriti, Paul McVicker, Chris Albright dns, David Uhler dns, Paul Whitten dns

HARRIGER TOWING RUSH CRATE LATE MODELS Heat 1 Dennis Lunger Jr., Charlie Duncan, Ryan Markham, Justin Chance, Hiram Bachmann, Brandon Gardner, Jamie Wrightsman, Paul Harriger Feature Charlie Duncan, Ryan Markham, Justin Chance, Dennis Lunger Jr., Brandon Gardner, Hiram Bachmann, Jamie Wrightsman, Paul Harriger

WQKT MINI STOCKS Heat 1 Gary Hensel Jr, Doug Hensel, Stephen Crowe, Rick Bays, Joshua Wilfong, Mike Barr, Wes Staley dns, Jordan James dns Heat 2 Greg Thompson, Brad Hensel, Jeff Edwards, Adam Kern, Brian Tomblin, Mitch Reichard dns Feature Doug Hensel, Greg Thompson, Brad Hensel, Jeff Edwards, Stephen Crowe, Rick Bays, Adam Kern, Brian Tomblin, Joshua Wilfong, Gary Hensel Jr., Mike Barr, Wes Staley dns, Jordan James dns, Mitch Reichard dns

MINI WEDGES Heat 1 Matthew Moore, Jolene Voshel, Caitlin Johnson, Billy Dawson, Konnor Thomas, Kolton Thomas dns, Logan Duncan dns Feature Billy Dawson, Jolene Voshel, Konnor Thomas, Logan Duncan, Caitlin Johnson, Kolton Thomas, Matthew Moore dns

FLAT TRACK CARTS Heat 1 Cory Mills Heat 2 Colton Shaw Feature Scott Delaney, Johnson , Reed

 

 

R.J. Johnson Tops Canyon Clash!

Lonnie Wheatley, PEORIA, Ariz. (May 2, 2015) – R.J. Johnson continued his recent hot streak by racing to USAC Southwest Sprint Car victory lane in Saturday night’s Fifth Annual Canyon Clash main event atop the 1/3-mile Canyon Speedway Park clay oval.

While Johnson raced to his fourth consecutive USAC Southwest non-wing Sprint Car win, other winners on the night included Jason Noll in 9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds, Matt Martinez in Arizona Differential Pure Stocks and Cliff Cormany in Micro Sprints.

The two-time and reigning USAC Southwest Sprint Car champion, R.J. Johnson raced from the seventh position to capture his second Canyon Clash feature win in three years ahead of Josh Pelkey with Michael Colegrove, Brian Hosford and Dalten Gabbard in the top five.

In IMCA Modified action, Jason Noll raced from the ninth starting position for his first CSP win of the year ahead of Mike Strobl with 11th-starter Garrett Funk, Nate Warren and Shawn Zelenka rounding out the top five.

Reigning Arizona Differential Pure Stock champion Matt Martinez raced from seventh to his second feature win in a row ahead of Bo Partain and Chris McCurdy, Jr., while Cliff Cormany snared Micro Sprint honors ahead of Kenny Hilton and Colton Hardy.

Canyon Speedway Park action continues next Saturday night, May 9, with the Fifth Annual Mother’s Day Race for the Cure featuring the 9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds along with Arizona Differential Pure Stocks, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive Renegades, Mini Stocks, Dwarf Cars and Lady Stocks.

Canyon Speedway Park

Fifth Annual Canyon Clash – May 2, 2015

USAC Southwest Sprint Cars:

First Heat: 1. 12-Josh Pelkey, 2. 02-Matt Rossi, 3. 7k-Bruce St. James, 4. 17-Michael Colegrove, 5. 20-Shon Deskins, 6. 11c-Michael Curtis, 7. 29-Michael Bonneau.

Second Heat: 1. 22b-Brian Hosford, 2. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 3. 13s-Stevie Sussex, 4. 27-Nick Aiuto, 5. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 6. 2-Joshua Shipley, 7. 5-Tye Mihocko.

Third Heat: 1. 16-Mike Martin, 2. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 3. 13-Dennis Giles, 4. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 5. 78-Chris Bonneau, 6. 44k-Koty McGullam.

“A” Feature: 1. 77m-R.J. Johnson, 2. 12-Josh Pelkey, 3. 17-Michael Colegrove, 4. 22b-Brian Hosford, 5. 77-Dalten Gabbard, 6. 19-Andrew Reinbold, 7. 50-Charles Davis, Jr., 8. 5-Tye Mihocko, 9. 78-Chris Bonneau, 10. 7k-Bruce St. James, 11. 13-Dennis Giles, 12. 20-Shon Deskins, 13. 29-Michael Bonneau, 14. 11c-Michael Curtis, 15. 13s-Stevie Sussex, 16. 02-Matt Rossi, 17. 44k-Koty McGullam, 18. 27-Nick Aiuto, 19. 16-Mike Martin, 20. 2-Joshua Shipley.

9th World Vapor IMCA Modifieds:

First Heat: 1. 51-Joey Moriarty, 2. 11x-Shawn Zelenka, 3. 40-Jeff Stafford, 4. 8-Nate Warren, 5. 41-George Fronsman, 6. 29jk-Jinger Kesler, 7. 99-Joey Wampole, 8. 7k-Lance Salo.

Second Heat: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. 12-Guy Norton, 3. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 4. 74-Garrett Funk, 5. 4h-Don Hagan, 6. 6-Eric Center, 7. 2r-Robert Weimer, 8. 34dd-Billy Carron.

Third Heat: 1. 75c-Bo Partain, 2. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 3. X04-Mike Strobl, 4. 67-Jim Collinsworth, 5. 66-Brandon Eichelberger, 6. 15s-William Slocum, 7. 65-Tim Palmer.

“A” Feature: 1. 44-Jason Noll, 2. X04-Mike Strobl, 3. 74-Garrett Funk, 4. 8-Nate Warren, 5. 11x-Shawn Zelenka, 6. 75c-Bo Partain, 7. 6-Eric Center, 8. 99-Joey Wampole, 9. 66-Brandon Eichelberger, 10. 2r-Robert Weimer, 11. 65-Tim Palmer, 12. 29jk-Jinger Kesler, 13. 101bc-Bryson Curry, 14. 7k-Lance Salo, 15. 34dd-Billy Carron, 16. 40jr-Bubba Stafford, 17. 4h-Don Hagan, 18. 51-Joey Moriarty, 19. 15s-William Slocum, 20. 67-Jim Collinsworth, 21. 41-Jeff Stafford, 22. 12-Guy Norton, 23. 41-George Fronsman.

Arizona Differential Pure Stocks:

First Heat: 1. 90-Bo Partain, 2. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 3. 21m-Matt Martinez, 4. 33-Kenny Terry, 5. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 6. 15-Speedy Madrid, 7. 99-Mike Lilly, 8. 96-Richard Shelly.

Second Heat: 1. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 2. 5j-Jacob Madrid, 3. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 4. 2m-Robert McClelland, 5. 04b-Justin Bishop, 6. 33x-Alan Edwin, 7. 27T-John Todd.

Third Heat: 1. 7-Steve Bitting, 2. 5z-Zack Madrid, 3. 31w-Kyle Williams, 4. 3-Ashley Stafford, 5. 97-Larry Gordon, 6. 28-Vincent Depalma, 7. 7k-Christian Torres, 8. 6i-Dale Irby.

“A” Feature: 1. 21m-Matt Martinez, 2. 90-Bo Partain, 3. 23jr-Chris McCurdy, Jr., 4. 5z-Zack Madrid, 5. 15-Speedy Madrid, 6. 68v-Joe Vlasity, 7. 5j-Jacob Madrid, 8. 2m-Robert McClelland, 9. 28-Vincent Depalma, 10. 13m-Johnny Madrid, 11. 7-Steve Bitting, 12. 99-Mike Lilly, 13. 3-Ashley Stafford, 14. 96-Richard Shelly, 15. 6i-Dale Irby, 16. 33x-Alan Edwin, 17. 27T-John Todd, 18. 06-Marlowe Wrightsman, 19. 97-Larry Gordon, 20. 31w-Kyle Williams, 21. 04b-Justin Bishop, 22. 33-Kenny Terry, 23. 7k-Christian Torres.

Micro Sprints:

First Heat: 1. 71-Cody Batten, 2. 37j-Dave Ferneau, 3. 42-Kenny Hilton, 4. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 5. 91T-Chad Fife, 6. 25-Mike Sanders, 7. 99-Kyle Shipley.

Second Heat: 1. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 2. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 3. 41h-Tyler Merrill, 4. 77-Aaron Miller, 5. 44-Charles Dowty, 6. 7k-Daniel Dewitt.

Third Heat: 1. 50-Cliff Cormany, 2. 41-Colton Hardy, 3. 7-Paul Norbury, 4. 99x-Jake Branum, 5. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 6. 7m-Mason Keefer.

“A” Feature: 1. 50-Cliff Cormany, 2. 42-Kenny Hilton, 3. 41-Colton Hardy, 4. 41h-Tyler Merrill, 5. 91T-Chad Fife, 6. 57-Kyle Huttenhow, 7. 44-Charles Dowty, 8. 7k-Daniel Dewitt, 9. 20az-Jarrett Martin, 10. 71-Cody Batten, 11. 7-Paul Norbury, 12. 77-Aaron Miller, 13. 25-Mike Sanders, 14. 99x-Jake Branum, 15. 94-Cassie Klenkie, 16. 10-Ryan Hennessey, 17. 37J-Dave Ferneau, 18. 99-Kyle Shipley.

 

 

Shuman best at Lucas Oil

Wheatland, MO (May 2, 2015)-Steadily working his way to the front from his seventh starting spot , Casey Shuman picked up his first win of 2015 with the Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Sprint Series presented by Next LED on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway. Wade Seiler set the early pace with Riley Kreisel moving from his fifth starting spot to second very quickly. Mitchell Moore, Kenny Potter, Chris Parkinson and Shuman also stayed within striking distance of Seiler. With Kreisel heavily pressuring Seiler lap after lap, Moore and Potter had their own battle going on for third with Potter taking over the spot on lap eight. Shuman, meanwhile, disposed of Parkinson for fifth on lap nine. On lap eleven, Kreisel worked his way past Seiler for the lead. Potter would also get by Seiler a lap later to take over second. Shuman, who was now up to fourth, would get by Seiler on lap twelve and set his sights on Kreisel and Potter. Kreisel would continue to lead as Potter and Shuman worked their way closer lap by lap. On lap sixteen, Kreisel had trouble getting by a lapped car and Shuman moved by both Potter and Kreisel to take the lead. With Shuman running high, Potter made a run on the bottom with Kreisel also in the hunt. As Potter worked his way past Shuman and into the lead, the yellow came out for John Helm, who had spun in turn one. With a full lap not yet in the books, Potter would go back to second with Shuman back in front for the restart. On the restart, Shuman was in command as Kreisel began to get heavy pressure from Seiler, Moore, and Craig Carroll. The trio would move past Kreisel on lap nineteen. Shuman would cruise on to the win in the Hockett Racing/Korte Transportation #75 with Potter coming home a strong second in his Dayco Painting XXX. Moore was third in the Jeff Grimes #00 with Seiler a strong fourth. Carroll rounded out the top five with Parkinson running sixth. Kreisel was seventh with Warren Johnson charging from eighteenth to eighth. B-Main winner Josh Stephens was ninth after starting seventeenth with Tim Kent rounding out the top ten. Heat races were won by Nathan Ryun, Jeff Wingate, and Potter. In group qualifying, bad luck would strike as Briar McGee, Zach Clark, and Tony Rost all suffered bad crashes ending their evenings prematurely. In heat race action, Hannah Adair and Taylor Walton would both crash with Adair being able to run the B. The Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps WAR Sprint Series presented by Next LED will take a few weeks off before making their first appearance at the Randolph County Raceway in Moberly on Saturday May 23rd.

Lucas Oil Speedway 5/2/15 31 cars

Time Trials- 1. 20-Steve Thomas-Rantoul, IL-15.152; 2. 9X-Chad Goff-Spring Hill, KS-15.210; 3. 65-Chris Parkinson-Gladstone, MO-15.300; 4. 99-Tony Rost, Utica, NE-15.406; 5. 75-Casey Shuman-Rattlesnake Bend, AZ-15.488; 6. 00-Mitchell Moore-Edgerton, KS-15.496; 7. 11-Ryan Kitchen-Lincoln, NE-15.498; 8. 7S-Wade Seiler-Alton, IL-15.593; 9. 24T-Tim Kent-Bristow, OK-15.616; 10. 90-Riley Kreisel-Warsaw, MO-15.664; 11. 95-Rik Forbes-Omaha, NE-15.740; 12. 55-Kenny Potter- Harrisonville, MO-15.791; 13. 09-Josh Stephens-Buckner, MO-15.811; 14. 41-Scott Comstock- Tipton, MO-15.846; 15. 42-Warren Johnson-Overland Park, KS-15.885; 16. 24C-Craig Carroll-Collinsville, OK-15.893; 17. 8-Jeff Wingate-Centertown, MO-15.976; 18. 12-John Helm-Kearney, MO-16.029; 19. 75A-Travis Arnold-Pilot Grove, MO-16.054; 20. 88-Chad Tye-Independence, MO-16.071; 21. 9-Casey Baker-Lone Jack, MO-16.218; 22. 18X-Nathan Ryun-Higginsville, MO-16.235; 23. 7JR-Hannah Adair-Broken Arrow, OK-16.468; 24. 10-Will Register-Sedalia, MO-16.497; 25. 13-Clyde Knipp-California, MO-16.839; 26. 13X-Briar McGee-Eldorado Springs, MO-17.431; 27. 7L-Bobby Logan-Rantoul, IL-17.437; No Time- 93-Taylor Walton-Warrensburg, MO; 2-Zach Clark-Olathe, KS; 27K-Tucker Klaasmyer-Paola, KS; 88RR-Ryan Rector-Jasper, MO

1st Heat- 8 laps 1. 18X-Nathan Ryun (2); 2. 90-Riley Kreisel (6); 3. 24C-Craig Carroll (4); 4. 11-Ryan Kitchen (7); 5. 20-Steve Thomas (8); 6. 75A-Travis Arnold (3); 7. 09-Josh Stephens (5); 8. 13-Clyde Knipp (1) DNS: 99-Tony Rost; 27K-Tucker Klaasmyer 2nd Heat- 8 laps 1. 8-Jeff Wingate (4); 2. 9-Chad Goff (8); 3. 7s-Wade Seiler (5); 4. 95-Rik Forbes (6); 5. 88-Chad Tye (1); 6. 41-Scott Comstock (6); 7. 75-Casey Shuman (8)-DNF; 8. 7JR-Hannah Adair (2)-DNF 3rd Heat- 8 laps 1. 55-Kenny Potter (6); 2. 65-Chris Parkinson (9); 3. 12-John Helm (4); 4. 00-Mitchell Moore (8); 5. 24T-Tim Kent (7); 6. 10-Will Register (2); 7. 9-Casey Baker (3); 8. 42-Warren Johnson (5); 9. 7L-Bobby Logan (1); 10. 93-Taylor Walton (10) DNS: 88RR-Ryan Rector B-Main-12 laps (Top 4 to A) 1. 09-Josh Stephens (1); 2. 42-Warren Johnson (3); 3. 88-Chad Tye (2); 4. 9-Casey Baker (6); 5. 75A-Travis Arnold (4); 6. 10-Will Register (7); 7. 13-Clyde Knipp (7)-DNF; 8. 7JR-Hannah Adair (8)-DNF; 9. 88RR-Ryan Rector (9)-DNF; DNS: 99-Tony Rost: 7L-Bobby Logan; 93-Taylor Walton; 13X-Briar McGee; 2-Zach Clark; 27X-Tucker Klassmyer A-Main- 25 laps 1. 75-Casey Shuman (9); 2. 55-Kenny Potter (7); 3. 00-Mitchell Moore (2); 4. 7s-Wade Seiler (1); 5. 24C-Craig Carroll (13); 6. 65-Chris Parkinson (4); 7. 90-Riley Kreisel (5); 8. 42-Warren Johnson (18); 9. 09-Josh Stephens (17); 10. 24T-Tim Kent (10); 11. 95-Rik Forbes (11); 12. 11-Ryan Kitchen (8); 13. 18X-Nathan Ryun (15); 14. 88-Chad Tye (19); 15. 12-John Helm (14); 16. 9X-Chad Goff (6); 17. 9-Casey Baker (20); 18. 41-Scott Comstock (16); 19. 8-Jeff Wingate (12); 20. 20-Steve Thomas (3)-DNF

 

 

7th Annual Dan Reno Memorial

Atomic Speedway Results, May 2, 2015

Oliver Outlasts Conley, Boggs Bags Reno Cash

Crabtree Tops in 410 Sprints/Cottrill Cops Sport Mod Main

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-With nearly 100 cars in the pits and a great crowd on hand, the 7th Annual Dan Reno Memorial at Atomic Speedway went down in the history books as a huge, huge success. Claiming the 36-lap Modified win as veteran racer Jackie Boggs, Grayson, Kentucky; while Greggie Oliver, Jackson, Ohio grabbed the 22 lap Late Model main in dramatic fashion. Kory Crabtree claimed his first-ever Atomic feature in the 410 sprints, and Jason Cottrill claimed his second straight Sport Mod main.

Jackie Boggs, Dan Reno’s favorite driver, and Emily Jordan, carrying the #22 in lieu of her usual #13e carried the American flag for the National Anthem sung by 9-year-old Sophie Simonton.

Dan Reno drove the number 22 modified and street stock at tracks in southern Ohio from 2004 until his death in late 2009 at the age of 38. Reno left this world after injuries suffered in an ATV accident. The 22's are in memory of Dan’s racing number 22.

Boggs jumped into the early lead over John Burdette and Kenny Johnson in what proved to be a thrilling start for the 36-lap event. Challenged early, Boggs fought off his foes with precision timing and a heavy right foot. Boggs was slowed only by a lap eight caution, then raced 28 –straight green flag laps to the $2,222 win.

While Burdette fended off Johnson, then Shawn Holliday, Boggs began to stretch out a half-straight away lead. Jess Hartman, Shawn Holliday, and Erick Berry were early challengers along with Greggie Oliver. Burdette ran a solid second, but with Boggs getting faster with each lap, Burdette fell to a full straight-away deficit at the finish.

Racin’ Jason Montgomery masterminded a late charge from 14th to 4th to earn hard charger honors. Johnson was shuffled back to 5th place while Dave Pinkerton, Brett Kennard, and Adam Colley had stellar runs. Boggs’ Swartz/Dargy Engines/Dave Jamison-owned D4J managed to run 17:78 laps on laps 25 and 26 but each lap charged on to faster times amid heavy lapped traffic. His last lap was a 17:10 which Boggs explained in victory lane as. “I don’t cheat on my tires. I don’t treat my tires and junk them. This is just proof your tires can come alive on their own late in the race when you need them.”

Boggs said, “We adjusted the car a little from the heat because we figured it would dry out some. The car worked pretty good, but still has some bugs we have to iron out. Never-the-less it’s good to come out and honor Dan Reno, to win this race in his memory. Thanks for all the support everyone puts into this race.”

Boggs also won the bonus bucks for winning the Dash and Feature from Waverly Tire and also received a new Hoosier Tire from C & M Racing Equipment for leading the 22nd lap.

Rounding out the top ten behind Boggs, were John Burdette, Shawn Holliday, Jason Montgomery, Kenny Johnson, Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Jess Hartman, Brett Kennard, Greggie Oliver, and Adam Colley.

While Boggs waltzed to the win in the Modifieds, Greggie Oliver had to work for the win in the Late Model division. Veteran Delmas Conley, winning two of the first four races in 2015 jumped into the early lead over son Rod “Hot Rod” Conley and Mark Frazier. At one point it was a Conley-Conley-Conley freight train roaring down the tracks in the first three positions, then disaster almost struck when Delmas Conley and a lapped car made contact spinning the veteran around and collecting Rod Conley, who ran over the nose of the Staker car and shot high into the air.

Both Conley’s kept going so on the reversion back to the last scored lap, Delmas resumed the lead. Moments early Greggie Oliver had taken over third from J.T. Conley after about a ten-lap door-to-door battle. Jeremy Berwanger, the Murray City Bandit, continued his blitz from the back into the top five, ousting Jason Montgomery and Chris Shannon for the position.

The caution flew on lap 15 making it a seven-lap dash to the finish. In a couple laps Oliver had overtaken Rod Conley, however, Rod fought back in what was nearly a three-wide battle among the leaders. Both Oliver and Delmas Conley began to pull away just as Berwanger moved into third.

For five hard-paced laps to the finish, Oliver and Conley went head-to-head with Oliver making a bid for the lead on lap 19. Conley fought back and everyone in attendance expected a race-winning slide job from the crafty veteran. Oliver’s 2006 Rocket with Doc Moss power was so hooked up on the bottom that Conley couldn’t pull off the set-up move allowing Oliver to storm on to victory.

Behind the winning Oliver, were Delmas Conley, Jeremy Berwanger, Rod Conley, Jason Montgomery, Chris Shannon, Mark Frazier, Brian Eaton, Joe Whitt, and Jay Helton.

“It all came down to tires,” said Oliver. “My brother and I talked about using a harder compound, but we went softer and made the right choice. Fortunately, I was able to find some moisture on the bottom and there the car really hooked up.”

“It was fun to go out there and race hard with Delmas. Once you get by, you know he’s still back there somewhere, so I just tried to find something extra to get the job done. I’d like to thank everyone who comes out here to support us and especially to support the Reno family for this race.”

The sprint race was a bit of a sleeper for the top spot as second generation driver Kory Crabtree waltzed into the sunset for his first-ever Atomic Speedway win. Crabtree and Jimmy Nier battled early, but Crabtree turned on the after-burners and streaked to a healthy lead.

Kane bagged Nier then began the chase for Crabtree’s Maxim/Charlie Fisher Engines #60. Kane closed the gap considerably, but Crabtree found what he needed way down low on the racing surface.

“I told dad after the heat that the car wouldn’t go high, and we’d probably have to go to the bottom. He and Tony (Rawlins) set it up for the low groove and it really hooked up down there.”

The most excitement came back in the pack for position. Several two or three-wide battles developed. Dave Dickson was strong all night long, blitzing past Nier and Ryan Myers late in the race. Mike Terry, who had spun early in the race was charging off the tail to a top ten finish. Even more impressive was the 11th to 3rd place run from Jimmy Stinson.

Stinson stormed toward the front and nearly ran down Kane for second, earning hard charger honors along the way. Ryan Broughton, Wes McGlumphy, and Brandon Conkle had good runs picking up three, four, and five positions respectively on the night.

Behind Crabtree and rounding out the top ten were Todd Kane, Jimmy Stinson, Dave Dickson, Jimmy Nier, Ryan Broughton, Ryan Myers, Ronnie Blair, Mike Terry, Jr., and Wes McGlumphy.

“It’s great to be here in victory lane! We’ve worked hard to get here and wow, it’s a great feeling,” said Crabtree. “My contacts were falling out, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me. Thanks to everyone for their support of this event and for staying around to watch the sprints.”

Jason Cottrill claimed his second win in a row, but it wasn’t easy. Father-in-law Bob Crace, Jr., the new track record holder, challenged Cottrill several times in the middle portions of the event, but out of nowhere came a high-flying Mitchell Fields. Fields made Crace his prey, then sought the leader Cottrill.

Fields ran into the turns hard under Cottrill’s Lightning/Crace-powered Chevy and actually edged ahead on several occasions, especially coming out of four. Cottrill had been smooth and fast all-night, but as the young victor put it, “My tires started going away, and maybe I had a little bit of the nerves.”

Cottrill concluded, “I saw him run in beside me and thought, I’m not going to lose this one now. Thanks to all the fans at stayed and thanks to Brad (owner Brad McCown) for sticking with this sport mod class. It’s an affordable form of racing for the working guy and it has been good for us.”

Next week remember the Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial, one of many big races in the month of May….the Month of Money at Atomic Speedway.

Coming Saturday May 9th is the Bob Crace, Sr. Memorial featuring AMRA Late Models $3,023 to win, AMRA Modifieds $1,023 to win and Sport Mods $523 to win plus Enduro’s.

For more Atomic Speedway information, please call 740-703-9749 or visit << www.atomicspeedway.net >> or www.facebook.com/AtomicSpeedway

Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

7th Annual Dan Reno Memorial

The Summary: Atomic Speedway, May 2, 2015

Pine Tree Towing and Recovery 410 Sprint Cars (20)

Fast Time: Ryan Myers 12:364

Heat One: Kory Crabtree, Mike Terry, Jr., Ryan Myers, Taylor Ferns, Randy Fink, Mark Imler, Eric Martin

Heat Two: Jimmy Nier, Ron Blair, Dave Dickson, Jimmy Stinson, Wes McGlumphy, Brandon Conkle

Heat Three: Todd Kane, Brandy Bower, Ryan Broughton, Bryan Nuckles, Nate Reeser, John Shewbrooks

Feature: Kory Crabtree, Todd Kane, Jimmy Stinson, Dave Dickson, Jimmy Nier, Ryan Broughton, Ryan Myers, Ronnie Blair, Mike Terry, Jr., Wes McGlumphy, Brandy Bower, Brandon Conkle, Bryan Nuckles, Randy Fink, Mark Imler, John Shewbrooks, Taylor Ferns, Eric Martin, Nate Reeser, Mark Coleman DNS

Hard Charger: Jimmy Stinson 11th to 3rd

Precision Grading AMRA Modifieds (32)

Thomas Gas Services Fast Time: Shawn Holliday 15:261

Tommy Brewster Auctioneer and Real Estate Dash: Jackie Boggs, John Burdette, Kenny Johnson, Shawn Holliday, Erick Berry , Jess Hartman

Heat One: Donnie Miller, Dave Pinkerton, Brett Kennard, Mike Conkle, Dave Warnock, Luke Jordan

Heat Two: Brian Whiteman, Jeff Votaw, Jason Montgomery, Tim Tribby, Seth Daniels, Gary Park, Rick Shutts, Mike McPherson, Trevor Chaney.

Heat Three: Dave Jamison, Greggie Oliver, Brian Skaggs, Adam Colley, Jimmy Lennex, Aaron Pendleton, Cody Faulk.

B-Main: Mike Conkle, Tim Tribby, Dave Warnock Adam Colley, Jimmy Lennex, Seth Daniels, Mike McPherson, Gary Park, R.J. Otto, Cody Faulk, Rick Shutts, Aaron Pendleton

Feature: Jackie Boggs, John Burdette, Shawn Holliday, Jason Montgomery, Kenny Johnson, Dave Fireball Pinkerton, Jess Hartman, Brett Kennard, Greggie Oliver, Adam Colley, Brian Skaggs, Erick Berry, Dave Warnock, Donnie Miller, Brian Whiteman, Jimmy Lennex, Mike Conkle, Dave Jamison, Tim Tribby, Jeff Votaw

Swartz Race Cars Hard Charger: Jason Montgomery 14th to 4th

22nd Fast Qualifier Award by Affordable Overhead Doors: Davey Warnock

22nd car through the gate by Yeley Builders: Seth Daniels

803Fire.com Late Models (21)

Thomas Gas Services Fast Time: Jason Montgomery 14:078

McDowell Farm Dash: Delmas Conley, J.T. Conley, Mark Frazier, Rod Conley, Kevin Wagner, Jason Montgomery

Heat One: Greggie Oliver, Chris Shannon, Brian Eaton, Ronnie Whitt, Dennis Little, Joe Buskirk, Tommy Mossbarger, Darren Kattine

Heat Two: Jay Helton, Jeremy Berwanger, Mick Sansom, Joe Whitt, Matt Melvin, David Liles, Billy Staker

Feature: Greggie Oliver, Delmas Conley, Jeremy Berwanger, Rod Conley, Jason Montgomery, Chris Shannon, Mark Frazier, Brian Eaton, Joe Whitt, Jay Helton, Mick Sansom, Joe Buskirk, Matt Melvin, Dennis Little, Ronnie Whitt, J.T.Conley, Daniel Kattine, David Liles, Billy Staker, Tommy Mossbarger, Kevin Wagner.

Jordan Heating and Cooling Hard Charger: Jeremy Berwanger 10th to 3rd

C & M Racing Equipment Sport Mods (23)

Fast Time: Bob Crace, Jr. 16:635 New Track Record

Heat One: Bob Crace, Jr., Harrison Hall, Mitchell Fields, Derek Davidson Rob Stambaugh, Glenn Keaton, Randy Taylor, John Cuckler

Heat Two: Jason Cottrill, Brian Moore, Mike Brust, Rick Neace, Tony Seibert, Harold Meadows, Allen Gully

Heat Three: Emily Jordan, Steve Noble, A.J. Ganimo, Jeff Gillman, Jay Dunaway, Keith Shanks, Dwayne Hurley

Feature: Jason Cottrill, Mitchell Fields, Bob Crace, Jr., Emily Jordan, Jeff Gillman, Steve Noble, A.J. Ganimo, Mike Brust, Derek Davidson, Harold Meadows, Tony Seibert, Keith Shanks, Jay Dunaway, Glenn Keaton , Harrison Hall, Brian Moore, Randy Taylor, Dwayne Hurley, Rick Neace, Rob Stambaugh, Allen Gully, John Cuckler

Reno and Sons Lawn Care Hard Charger : Jeff Gillman

Longest Tow by Bradley Racing Apparel : A.J. Ganimo,

 

 

 

Last Lap Pass for Price Seals Win

5/2/15

Alger, WA – Fans walked out of Skagit Speedway on Saturday night marveling at yet another fantastic 360 Sprint Car main event, as Robbie Price won the second leg of the 2015 Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series presented by Here 2 Wire and Finishline Graphics. Joining Price in victory lane were Garrett Thomas in the Northwest Focus Midget Series and Lawrence O’Conner in the Shipwreck Beads Modifieds.

At the outset of main event for the Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series, Chase Goetz took the lead and looked to build an insurmountable advantage. The young driver from Snohomish, WA quickly caught the back of the field and began his march through slower traffic, with Price and JJ Hickle in hot pursuit. Traffic made things hairy for Goetz, who committed to running low on the speedway. Price, the Cobble Hill, BC teenager, would use the slower cars to his advantage as he closed the gap on Goetz and pressured him in and around the soon to be lapped cars. On lap 28, Price made his move, using the outside groove in turn two to nose ahead of Goetz coming out of the corner. Sticking to the high side of the track, Robbie couldn’t continue his momentum through the turn, allowing Goetz to regain the lead off the bottom as the exited corner four. Goetz moved up track to try and clear the slower car ahead of him, while Robbie dived low, nosing ahead again out of turn two and now looking to strand Goetz high. The move paid off, as Goetz encountered the same issue on the top of three and four, allowing Price to surge further ahead and claim his second straight win at Skagit Speedway and first with the Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series. Goetz’ great run ended with him second and JJ Hickle, the quick qualifier on the night, was third. Colton Heath, Skylar Gee and Steve Reeves won the heat races.

Patience paid off for Garrett Thomas in the NW Focus Midget Series. Thomas stalked race leader Michael Millard while waiting for him to make a mistake on a tricky track in the A Main. That mistake came on the exit of turn four on lap 16, when Millard left too much of the bottom groove, allowing Thomas to take away the inside line moving into turn one. Thomas completed the pass in turn two and streaked away for his first Skagit Speedway win and second of the year with the series. Tristin Thomas (no relation) took second late from Millard who settled for third. Dougie James and Ryan Cully were the heat race winners.

Lawrence O’Connor took his second straight win in the Shipwreck Beads Modifieds. O’Connor saw a gap in turn one on the opening lap and went from fourth to first, then ran away and hid from the field in a dominating win, his second straight at the 61 year old 3/10 mile clay oval. Kevin Smith made his modified debut and finished second with Louis Nutter taking third. O’Connor and Smith won the heat races.

Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Fast Time – JJ Hickle 11.806 Heat 1 – Colton Heath, Cam Smith, Justin Youngquist, JJ Hickle, Bud Ashe, Steve Parker, Phil Schemenauer, Steve James Heat 2 – Skylar Gee, Reece Goetz, Eric Fisher, Robbie Price, Jason Solwold, Michael Bollinger, Cale Brooke, Trevor Cook Heat 3 – Steve Reeves, Nate Vaughn, Brock Lemley, Derek Roberts, Chase Goetz, Steve Dyer, Luke Didiuk Main – Robbie Price, C Goetz, Hickle, Solwold, Gee, Smith, Youngquist, Roberts, Reeves, Ashe, Bollinger, Schemenauer, Brooke, Didiuk, R Goetz, Cook, Parker, Lemley, James, Dyer, Heath, Fisher Lap Leaders – C Goetz 1-29 Price 30

Shipwreck Beads Modifieds Heat 1 – Kevin Smith, Louis Nutter, Tyler Ketchum, Tom Warner, Branden Nutter, Graham Cook Heat 2 – Lawrence O’Connor, Mel Decker, Travis Meins, Becky Boudreau, Jason Beaulieu Main – Lawrence O’Connor, Smith, L Nutter, Boudreau, Cook, B Nutter, Ketchum, Decker, Warner, Meins Lap Leaders – O’Connor 1-25

Northwest Focus Midget Series Heat 1 – Dougie James, Tristin Thomas, Nick Evans, Mike Vollbrecht, Hannah Lindquist, Doug Davidson, Ray Stebbins Heat 2 – Ryan Cully, Garrett Thomas, Michael Millard, Al Goldie, Renee Angel, Thomas Walker, Nik Larson Main – Garrett Thomas, T Thomas, Millard, Evans, Cully, Lindquist, Walker, Larson, Angel, Goldie, Davidson, Vollbrecht, James Lap Leaders – Millard 1-16 Thomas 17-20

 

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park May 2, 2015 RACE RESULTS Season Opener

Non Wing (31 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2B-Mike Dunlap[4] 2. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[10] 3. 46-Cody Gardner[6] 4. 14C-Andy Conley[2] 5. 63D-Jim Dues[9] 6. 2K-Kevin Klatte[1] 7. 74-Drew Rader[5] 8. 19-Jimmy Snead[3] 9. 12B-Don Ryder[7] 10. 18-Sheldon Shobe[11] 11. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9N-Luke Hall[8] 2. 21K-Kody Swanson[5] 3. 4-Joshua Turner[2] 4. 41-Frank Flud[6] 5. 23S-Kyle Simon[3] 6. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[9] 7. 24L-Lee Underwood[10] 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7] 9. 53-Steve Little[1] 10. 37-Noah Dunlap[4]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 82-Mike Miller[4] 2. 31-Tom Rhodes[10] 3. 17-Kevin Myers[3] 4. 5S-Mark Silva[1] 5. 21-Kent Wolters[2] 6. 87-Paul Dues[5] 7. 14-Daryl Daugherty[9] 8. 5A-Toby Alfrey[6] 9. 96-Riley VanHise[8] 10. 927-Dave Disinger[7]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2K-Kevin Klatte[1] 2. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[2] 3. 74-Drew Rader[4] 4. 87-Paul Dues[3] 5. 5A-Toby Alfrey[9] 6. 24L-Lee Underwood[5] 7. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[8] 8. 14-Daryl Daugherty[6] 9. 53-Steve Little[11] 10. 927-Dave Disinger[15] 11. 96-Riley VanHise[12] 12. 18-Sheldon Shobe[13] 13. 12B-Don Ryder[10] 14. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[16] 15. 37-Noah Dunlap[14] 16. 19-Jimmy Snead[7]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 21K-Kody Swanson[4] 2. 46-Cody Gardner[2] 3. 2B-Mike Dunlap[8] 4. 23S-Kyle Simon[14] 5. 82-Mike Miller[6] 6. 9N-Luke Hall[7] 7. 41-Frank Flud[11] 8. 31-Tom Rhodes[3] 9. 14C-Andy Conley[10] 10. 17-Kevin Myers[9] 11. 87-Paul Dues[19] 12. 2K-Kevin Klatte[16] 13. 4-Joshua Turner[1] 14. 21-Kent Wolters[15] 15. 5A-Toby Alfrey[20] 16. 24P-Tyler Hewitt[17] 17. 74-Drew Rader[18] 18. 69R-Dallas Hewitt[5] 19. 63D-Jim Dues[13] 20. 5S-Mark Silva[12] Hard Charger: 23S-Kyle Simon[+10]

Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints (25 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. E99-Gage Etgen[3] 2. 92-Dallas Hunt[5] 3. 5J-Jake Hesson[1] 4. 28J-Jody Martin[2] 5. 11-Corey Bedwell[9] 6. 4X-Bradley Ashford[8] 7. 22B-Brad Racer[7] 8. 7M-Mike Hessel[6] 9. 17-Darin Collin[4]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 14-Gary Campbell[2] 2. 42-Ty Tilton[4] 3. 66-Chase Dunham[3] 4. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[1] 5. 55-Rob Winks[6] 6. 44-Ron Coleman[5] 7. 81H-Anthony Haas[7] 8. 21B-Ryan Barr[8]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 28H-Rod Henning[7] 2. 65-Chris Bounds[1] 3. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[6] 4. 50-Craig Stower[5] 5. 26-Michael Prine[3] 6. 7-Cole McKinney[8] 7. 76-Allen Poe[4] 8. 20-Tyler Kendall[2]

B-Main - (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 22B-Brad Racer[4] 2. 44-Ron Coleman[2] 3. 81H-Anthony Haas[5] 4. 4X-Bradley Ashford[1] 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[8] 6. 76-Allen Poe[6] 7. 7-Cole McKinney[3] 8. 17-Darin Collin[10] 9. 7M-Mike Hessel[7] 10. 20-Tyler Kendall[9]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 66-Chase Dunham[1] 2. 28H-Rod Henning[6] 3. 65-Chris Bounds[3] 4. 92-Dallas Hunt[5] 5. 22B-Brad Racer[16] 6. 14-Gary Campbell[7] 7. 14G-Nick Daughrtey[11] 8. 44-Ron Coleman[17] 9. 50-Craig Stower[12] 10. 81H-Anthony Haas[18] 11. 28J-Jody Martin[10] 12. 21B-Ryan Barr[20] 13. 4X-Bradley Ashford[19] 14. 26-Michael Prine[15] 15. E99-Gage Etgen[8] 16. IV0-Andrew Heitkamp[9] 17. 55-Rob Winks[14] 18. 11-Corey Bedwell[13] 19. 42-Ty Tilton[4] DQ. 5J-Jake Hesson[2] Hard Charger: 22B-Brad Racer[+11]

 

 

Kemenah Rolls to All Stars Win at Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA (May 2, 2015): Former champion Chad Kemenah scored his first win of the season in the new UNOH All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series event held at Mercer Raceway Park. Kemenah is building confidence with his new team, and he's ready to regain his winning form. "For years with the Outlaws, I got my (butt) kicked pretty hard, but I want to turn it around and start kicking." In other action, George Hobaugh, Jr. registered the win in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors, Tim Burns went wire to wire in the Precise Racing Products Open Stocks, and Jason Darocha withstood a rash of cautions to win the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lite nightcap. Kemenah was able to pounce when leader Lee Jacobs brushed the frontstretch wall after he got hung up behind a slower car. "Sometimes, when you are leading, it ain't the best place to be," Kemenah explained. Darrah, who put on a late race charge to take second in his first appearance at the Park, admitted that he was struggling earlier in the race. "I was having trouble with the top, and I started moving around and that helped me shake my car out." He added, "I thought there for a minute that I had something for Chad, but he was so good on the bottom, and then he got through the lapped traffic, and I didn't have a chance to get there." Jacobs noted that he "got into the wall with the right rear, and that's what messed up my entry into one, and that's when Chad was able to get around us." While some would be disappointed with such a turn of events, Jacobs was pleased because his team had been struggling so far this season. "It was a big accomplishment for this team to qualify well, win the dash, and log a top three finish," he said. Lee Jacobs and Eric Williams had the fans on the edges of their seats, as they battled back and forth in the early stages of the main event. Jacobs held a slight advantage over the defending track champion. As the leaders got into lapped traffic, Jacobs was able to open a three car length lead over Williams. However, misfortune soon struck Williams. On lap 8, he spun in turn four as he tried the tricky outside groove to dispatch a lapper. That put Kemenah into the second spot, with another local favorite, Jack Sodeman, Jr., right behind. Cody Darrah restarted in fourth, with Dale Blaney, Cole Duncan and Ed Lynch. Jr. in the mix. Jacobs got away cleanly, but he could not shake free from Kemenah. With 16 laps down, Kemenah powered off turn two to take the lead from Jacobs, who got hung up behind a slower car. By now, Dale Blaney had worked his way into the third position. Meanwhile, Sodeman was keeping Darrah at bay. While Kemenah and Jacobs led the way, Blaney, Sodeman, and Darrah hooked up in a three car battle for third. Darragh found the inside to his liking coming through turns one and two. On lap 22, he shot off the second turn, passing both Blaney and Jacobs. Darrah then began to close in on Kemenah, but he simply ran out of laps. Kemenah swept under the checkers first, with Darrah just a couple of lengths back. Jacobs held on for third, one of his best outings of the season. Ed Lynch, Jr. scambled up to the fourth spot in the final laps, with Sodeman getting fifth. Blaney faded to sixth in the stretch run. Brandon Spithaler was seventh. Duncan, Greg Wilson, and Ryan Smith completed the top ten. Jared Zimbardi, Dan Kuriger, Cody Darrah, and Ed Lynch, Jr. prevailed in the heat races. Lee Jacobs took the Dash win. Parker Price-Miller copped the B Main. Dale Blaney was the evening's fastest qualifier, setting a new track record at 13.241. Blaney did not eclipse the record set by Erin Crocker, when the track was smaller and the cars raced without weight restrictions. Kuriger had the misfortune of withdrawing from the dash after drawing the pole. He was unable to start the A Main in his own car, but switched to the Davey Jones 76 to get his starting money. George Hobaugh, Jr. drove the Lockart 58 to a convincing victory in the Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Hobaugh is making the adjustment to being a helmet bag driver. He established a relationship with car owner Joe Lockhart last season when he was trying to help Lockhart sort out some engine problems. Hobaugh added, "things didn't work out with his previous driver, and I just messaged him one day 'what happened,' and he asked me if I wanted to drive his car, and here I am." Chasing Hobaugh home were Brandon Spithaler, aboard the Skip Daugherty 27D machine, and Mark Rossey. It was Ken Rossey who dominated the first half of the contest, however. Near the midpoint of the feature though, Ken Rossey closed in on lapped traffic, and his lead rapidly evaporated. Hobaugh was able to draw up on his rear nerf bar, bringing Mark Rossey along for good measure. The trio got ready for an exciting run through traffic, but a caution negated that. When racing resumed with 11 laps complete, Hobaugh dropped to the inside entering turn one. He powered through the corners to take an advantage that he would never surrender. Meanwhile, Brandon Spithaer was the man on the move. In just a few short laps, Sithaler advanced to second and he began to stalk the leader. A pair of cautions enabled him to close up to the rear of Hobaugh, but Spithaler could not take advantage of the opportunities. Hobaugh held serve on the final two restarts, and dashed home to the win by several car lengths. Spithaler was second, with Mark Rossey, Andy Feil, and Ken Rossey rounding out the top five. Darin Gallagher came across in sixth. Evan Kornbaugh, Joe McEwen, Rob Felix, and C.J. Jones were the next finishers. Three heats were held for the 25 car field, with Mark Rossey, Darin Gallagher, and Chis Matthews getting the checkers. There was no B Main. In The Precise Racing Products Stock Cars, 20 racers took the green flag, with Tim Burns leading the first lap over Terry Wheeler. Burns would maintain the advantage, while Wheeler hustled his new car in second. Rob Shook, Curtis J. Bish, and Gary Miller gave chase. As the race went on, Bish got faster and faster. He took second, and closed in on Burns. However, he could not make a bid for the win. Following Burns and Bish across the finish line were Shook, Miller, and Mark Sanders. William Hurrelbrink was sixth, with Wheeler edging out Brett McDonald. David Baker and Andy Thompson were ninth and tenth. The heats went to Hurrelbrink and Bish, who came from tenth to get the win. There was no B Main. Keith Smith led the way for much of the Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lite finale. However, he relinquishd the lead to Darocha with just a few circuits remaining. Shane Pfeuffer recovered from a couple of scrapes to get third. Doug Jones, Shane Webb, Jason Johnson, and Josh Christopher were the final finishers. Mike Flockerzi, Jacob Bova, and Preston Roach were placed in the top ten based on laps completed. The pair of preliminaries went to Mark Marcucci and Pfeuffer. There was no B Main.

The upside down club inducted its first members for 2015. Andrew Fescemyer and Mike Marano, II, tumbled in their Outlaw Sprint Warriors, but neither racer was injured.

Mercer Raceway Park will be back in action Sunday afternoon with the May Flowers 150 Enduro and the Full Bloom 25 for the Mini Stocks. Saturday Night Live! racing will resume on May 9 and 16. UNOH All Stars Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars: Chad Kemenah, Cody Darrah, Lee Jacobs, Ed Lynch, Jr., Jack Sodeman, jr., Dale Blaney, Brandon Spithaler, Cole Duncan, Greg Wilson, Ryan Smith, Tim Shaffer, Jared Zimbardi, Sheldon Haudenschild, Paige Polyak, DannY Smith, Brandon Matus, Travis Philo, Parker Price-Miller, A.J. Flick, Danny Holtgraver, Adam Kekich, Andrew Palker, Caleb Helms, Eric Williams, Dan Kuriger, Scott Priester. Bonnell's Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors: George Hobaugh, Jr. Brandon Spithaler, Mark Rossey, Andy Feil, Ken Rossey, Darin Gallagher, Evan Kornbaugh, Joe McEwen, Rob Felix, C.J. Jones, Greg Dobrosky, Devin Litwiler, Hunter McCracken, Mike Marano, II, George Englert, Jacob Gomola, Chris Matthews, Cody Bova, Kotie Kirkbride, Alex Paden, Tyler Denochik, Darren Pifer, Gary Kriess, Jr., Andrew Fescemyer (DNS), Tim Callahan (DNS). Precise Racing Products Open Stock Cars: Tim Burns, Curtis J. Bish, Rob Shook, Gary Miller, Jr., Mark Sanders, William Hurrelbrink, Terry Wheeler, Brett McDonald, David Baker, Andy Thompson, Pat Fielding, Travis Norman, Bill Banick, Jr., Curt Bish, Bill Phillips, jr., Ray Reynolds, Garrett Calvert, Joe Stajnrajh, Jacob Billyk, Dennis Clark (DNS). Rock Concrete Supply Modified Lites: Jason Darocha, Keith Smith, Shane Pfeuffer, Doug Jones, Shane Webb, Jason Johnson, Preston Roach, Glenn Teeters, Mark Marcucci, Curtis Stivason, Anthony Cavicchia.

 

 

Byron Reed gets late race pass for Fremont FAST win Clark gets 2nd 305 win; Brewer takes trucks; Cole earns late model victory

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Byron Reed and Craig Mintz – both former two time Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series champions – waged a tremendous battle at Fremont Speedway Saturday. When the non-stop 30 laps came to a conclusion it was Reed with his first victory of the season at “The Track That Action Built” on Baumann Auto Group Night.

The win in the Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints would put Reed atop the FAST point standings as he tries for his third $10,000 championship. It was his 27th career win at Fremont and moves him into a tie for 15th on the track’s all-time win list.

“That was a good race. Rich Farmer told me to kick some ass tonight and I tried to do that. I was getting a little goofed up with some lapped cars. I’m just glad…I love Fremont Speedway but this particular track…I call it the old Fremont. I usually never run well on the old Fremont so this is great. It means good things for our team because we’re doing good on surfaces we usually don’t run good at,” said Reed beside his Crown Batter/Kistler Engines/Fremont Auto Parts backed #5.

When asked if he was ready to defend the home turf against the All Stars coming up at the end of the month, Reed said Saturday’s race was just as important.

“It’s funny. As I’ve gotten older I’ve become a point’s racer. I worry less about those (All Star) races than I do these races. I keep saying I’m going to slow down but they keep throwing money out there and saying there’s a good prize at the end of the year. The All Star races are just kind of a fun night really. I want to thank the fans of Fremont…they are always a great crowd….the people are really into it,” added Reed.

“I have a back up pit crew tonight and I have to thank Keith Brewer, Donnie Corwin, Kevin Meyer…my main crew chief is out farming tonight,” concluded Reed.

Fremont’s Bobby Clark would lead all 25 laps of the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature but it wasn’t easy as Jamie Miller hounded him the entire distance. A lapped car the final three circuits nearly cost Clark the win as he struggled to get around the back marker. But, when the checkers flew Clark raced to his second straight win at Fremont.

Clark now has 31 career wins at “The Track That Action Built” and is tied with hall of famer Rollie Beale for 13th on the all-time win list.

“I couldn’t get by that lapped car. He moves around a lot. I tried to go around him and I really wasn’t getting any where. I thought I didn’t want to get snuck on the bottom so I went back down. I could hear someone up top but until I saw someone I wasn’t going to change,” said Clark beside his Fremont Fence/Kear’s Speed Shop/B&L Plumbing and Cooling/Nagy Equipment Sales/Miller Rigging/Shellukes Bar/Willey’s Towing/Big D’s Pizza/Kistler Engines backed machine.

“Dave (Foos, crew chief) knows what to do when the track gets slick like this. He just tells me be patient with it early and it will come around at the end,” added Clark.

“To tie Rollie Beal…that name to me was a legend. It’s a great thing. I love racing here. We’ve had a lot of success. It’s an honor to be tied with him,” Clark concluded.

In the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Truck feature, Kent Brewer took the checkered for the second time this season and the fifth of his career at Fremont, but he wasn’t happy with himself. He and Cory McCaughey battled early in the race and made contact at the half-way point which sent McCaughey to the pits to change a flat tire.

“I feel really bad. I got into Cory. He should have really won. I feel really bad. Cory should be out here on the front straight away,” said Brewer of his Fremont Fence/Kent’s Transmissions backed machine.

“I want to thank everyone for coming out tonight. I didn’t do a very good job on the truck. I appreciate my sponsors and all the people who help me on the truck and everyone that comes out every Saturday night to support Fremont Speedway,” Brewer added.

In the McCullough Industries 602 Late Model feature Weston, Ohio’s Dale Cole would battle with Dustin Sautter for several laps before the two made contact sending Sautter spinning. Sautter would come from the tail and challenged the final two laps, but Cole would hang on for his first career Fremont victory.

“I don’t know what happened down there with Dustin (Sautter). I felt a bump and then I come around and see him sitting down here. I started racing about 15 years ago and raced about 12 years and quit. Rich (Farmer, track promoter) decided to run this class so I bought his car and I’m out here. I want to thank my wife and son and my pit guy Jay,” said Cole in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

In the 30-lap 410 feature Craig Mintz and Chris Andrews would bring the field to green with third starter Cap Henry slipping under both to lead. Mintz would immediately challenge to Henry’s outside with Andrews, Reed, Rob Chaney and Nate Dussel in tow.

Henry could not shake the field as Mintz, Andrews and Reed were locked in a tremendous battle for second. The leaders would hit heavy lapped traffic by the 10th circuit which allowed Mintz to drive under Henry for the lead.

Mintz, Henry, Reed and Andrews stayed nose to tail over the next hand full of laps with Reed taking second by lap 14. Reed closed on Mintz and the two raced side by side over the next five laps.

With 14 laps to go Mintz had worked his way through the traffic and pulled away slightly from Reed with Henry, Andrews, Chaney and D.J. Foos in pursuit. A lap later and Reed reeled Mintz in as the two began a spirited battle for the lead which would last until Reed slipped by on lap 23 with Henry, Andrews, Foos, Chaney, Stuart Brubaker and Dussel ready to pounce.

Reed could never complete shake Mintz who stayed close with Henry comfortably in third. Reed would drive the bottom groove to perfection to take the win with Mintz, Henry, Andrews and Foos rounding out the top five.

Clark and Miller brought the field to green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature with Clark gaining the slight advantage.

The first portion of the race saw four cautions, but the last 16 laps went uninterrupted.

The caution would fly on lap three for an Alex Hill spin as Kyle Farmer also spun to avoid Hill. The running order was Clark, Miller, Seth Schneider, T.J. Michael, John Ivy, Dan McCarron, Luke Griffith, Paul Weaver and Trey Jacobs.

When the race resumed it would only be one lap when Farmer spun. On the restart Clark and Miller pulled away slightly from Schneider, Ivy, Michael, McCarron, Weaver Griffith and Steve Rando.

After a Hill spin on lap six, Clark and Miller would pull away again from Schneider with Michael and Ivy locked in a great battle for fourth. Kelsey Ivy’s mount would blow a radiator hose on lap nine for the final caution.

When the green flew Clark was able to pull away by just a car length over Miller with Schneider, Michael, John Ivy, Rando, McCarron and Jordan Ryan in tow. Ryan would make his way to fifth by lap 15 and drove into fourth a circuit latter.

The leaders would catch lapped traffic by the 18th circuit and that allowed Miller to close quickly on Clark with Schneider, Ryan, Michael, Alvin Roepke, Ivy and Rando staying close.

Clark would have trouble putting a car down a lap as he was racing in the bottom groove. Miller would blast away at the cushion in turns three and four and several times drove right to Clark’s rear bumper.

Clark would hold his cool and drove to the win over Miller, Schneider, Ryan and Roepke.

In the 20 lap dirt truck feature Cory Ward and Brad Mitten would lead the field to green with Ward gaining the advantage. Unfortunately Ward would spin in turn four, necessitating a complete restart. On the next attempt Andy Earnhart and Len Benyak got together on the back stretch making for a third attempt at the start.

The field was finally able to get a lap in with fifth place starter Brewer taking the lead over Mitten, Keith Sorg, Brandon Leighton and Matt Foos. Leighton and Foos would make contact in turns three and four, leaving Foos with a broken right front suspension.

When the green flew so did Brewer, pulling away from Mitten, Sorg, Leighton, Cory McCaughey, Dustin Keegan and Brad Stuckey. With Brewer pulling away to a four truck length lead, the battle for second was fun to watch between Mitten, Leighton, Sorg and McCaughey.

Leighton would take second on lap five, bringing McCaughey up to third with Mitten and Sorg staying close. McCaughey drove into second on lap 7 and immediately closed on Brewer. The pair would race side by side over the next three laps until they made contact at the half-way point, sending McCaughey to the pits to change a flat tire.

The race would go the final 10 laps without a caution. Brewer would maintain the lead over Mitten, Leighton, Sorg and Stuckey. With five laps to go the running order was Brewer, Mitten, Sorg, Leighton, Jeff Ward and Dana Fry. Meanwhile McCaughey was steadily making his way back to the front.

With the white flag in the air Brewer led Mitten, Leighton, Sorg and McCaughey and that’s how they would finish.

In the 15 lap feature for the late models, Cole and Dustin Keegan brought the field to green with Cole gaining the advantage over Tim Sabo, Dustin Sautter, Keegan, Jeff Hites, Chester Fitch and Steve Sabo.

Cole would build up a sizeable lead while Tim Sabo and Sautter raced side by side for second. Sautter would eventually move into the runner-up spot on lap four and closed quickly on Cole. Cole and Sautter would battle hard until making contact with one another on lap seven, resulting in Sautter spinning on the front stretch.

On the restart Tim Sabo would have problems in turn four, wiping out his second place standing. When the green flew it was now Cole trying to hold off Fitch with Steve Sabo, a charging Sautter, Hites and Keegan in tow.

With five laps to go, Cole’s lead was minimal over Fitch and Sautter with Steve Sabo also involved in the battle. Sautter drove into second on lap 11 and closed again on Cole.

With the white flag in the air Sautter was racing to Cole’s outside. Cole was able to hit his marks and drove to the win over Sautter, Fitch, Keegan and Steve Sabo.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, May 9 on Smith Family Food Mascot Night. Several area school and business mascots will be on hand to greet fans for the Mo Vaughn Transportation Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) event. The non-wing sprints will be joined by the 305 sprints, dirt trucks and late models on the racing card.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Fremont Speedway - 5/2/2015 Baumann Auto Group Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (24 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance 1. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.774; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.968; 3. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.974; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney , 12.984; 5. 53-Cap Henry, 13.033; 6. 9-Bryan Sebetto, 13.038; 7. 19-Chris Andrews, 13.055; 8. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.164; 9. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.175; 10. 23-Jimmy Light, 13.182; 11. 21-DJ Foos, 13.205; 12. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.210; 13. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.222; 14. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.267; 15. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.302; 16. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.331; 17. 97-Dean Jacobs, 13.489; 18. 4-Tracy Hines, 13.554; 19. 33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.678; 20. 1-Matt Merrill, 13.895; 21. 77-Dain Naida, 13.922; 22. 2+-Brian Smith, 14.146; 23. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.534; 24. 50B-Mike Burns, 14.654

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney [5] ; 6. 23-Jimmy Light[3] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[8] ; 8. 33K-Kyle Patrick[7]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 5. 21-DJ Foos[3] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[4] ; 7. 1-Matt Merrill[7] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[8]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 4-Tracy Hines[1] ; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[6] ; 4. 40DD-Nate Dussel[4] ; 5. 77-Dain Naida[7] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 7. 9-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 8. 50B-Mike Burns[8]

Dash - Borer Glass & Mirror (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. O9-Craig Mintz[4] ; 2. 19-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[2] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney [3] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 23-Jimmy Light[3] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 3. 9-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 4. 1-Matt Merrill[6] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 7. 33K-Kyle Patrick[5] ; 8. 50B-Mike Burns[9]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 5R-Byron Reed[4]; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[1]; 3. 53-Cap Henry[3]; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[2]; 5. 21-DJ Foos[8]; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney [5]; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[13]; 9. 40DD-Nate Dussel[7]; 10. 33M-Caleb Griffith[9]; 11. 97-Dean Jacobs[16]; 12. 23-Jimmy Light[12]; 13. 2+-Brian Smith[20]; 14. 45L-Brian Lay[10]; 15. 4-Tracy Hines[17]; 16. 68G-Tyler Gunn[14]; 17. 77-Dain Naida[19]; 18. 1-Matt Merrill[18]; 19. 9-Bryan Sebetto[11]; 20. 83M-Broc Martin[15] Hard Charger: 2+-Brian Smith[+7]

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

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (23 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 8-Bobby Clark[3] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 3. 39-Jamie Miller[7] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 5. 77X-Alex Hill[5] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[6] ; 7. 44-Kyle Farmer[1] ; 8. 10-Josh Harrison[2]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[3] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 6. 37-Austin Ream[5] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[4]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 18-TJ Michael[3] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[6] ; 4. 5R-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 6. 7-Thomas Schinderle[1] ; 7. 26-Ryan French[2]

A-Main - (25 Laps) 1. 8-Bobby Clark[1]; 2. 39-Jamie Miller[2]; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[3]; 4. 5R-Jordan Ryan[12]; 5. 99-Alvin Roepke[16]; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[11]; 7. 18-TJ Michael[9]; 8. 77I-John Ivy[4]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron[5]; 10. 11G-Luke Griffith[7]; 11. 1W-Paul Weaver[8]; 12. 7M-Brandon Moore[14]; 13. 10-Josh Harrison[22]; 14. 3J-Trey Jacobs[10]; 15. 12-Kyle Capodice[6]; 16. 25-Jason Keckler[15]; 17. 7-Thomas Schinderle[18]; 18. 75-Jerry Dahms[20]; 19. 37-Austin Ream[17]; 20. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[23]; 21. 77X-Alex Hill[13]; 22. 44-Kyle Farmer[19]; 23. 26-Ryan French[21] Hard Charger: 99-Alvin Roepke[+11]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (15 Trucks) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2-Matt Foos[4] ; 2. 22-Brandon Leighton[3] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8] ; 4. 4S-Keith Sorg[2] ; 5. 99X-Gene Portidge[5] ; 6. 33-Jeff Ward[7] ; 7. 3-Andy Earnhart[6] ; 8. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[1]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 18W-Cory Ward[5] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[3] ; 3. 16-Brad Mitten[2] ; 4. 17X-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 5. 7F-Dana Frey[6] ; 6. 37-Eric Devanna[7] ; 7. 13-Len Benyak[1]

A-Main - (20 Laps) 1. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5]; 2. 16-Brad Mitten[2]; 3. 22-Brandon Leighton[3]; 4. 4S-Keith Sorg[6]; 5. 36M-Cory McCaughey[7]; 6. 7F-Dana Frey[10]; 7. 99X-Gene Portidge[11]; 8. 37-Eric Devanna[12]; 9. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[9]; 10. 13-Len Benyak[14]; 11. 33-Jeff Ward[13]; 12. 18W-Cory Ward[1]; 13. 17X-Dustin Keegan[8]; 14. 2-Matt Foos[4]; 15. 3-Andy Earnhart[15] Hard Charger: 8KB-Kent Brewer[+4

McCullough Industries 602 Late Models (7 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (6 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 23-Dustin Sautter[2] ; 2. 98-Tim Sabo[3] ; 3. 116-Steve Sabo[1] ; 4. 3-Dale Cole[5] ; 5. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[6] ; 7. O4-Jeff Hites[-]

A-Main - (15 Laps) 1. 3-Dale Cole[1]; 2. 23-Dustin Sautter[4]; 3. 101-Chester Fitch[5]; 4. 17X-Dustin Keegan[2]; 5. 116-Steve Sabo[7]; 6. O4-Jeff Hites[-]; 7. 98-Tim Sabo[6] Hard Charger: 23-Dustin Sautter[+2]

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

 

 

Quick Review/Full Results: Byron Reed Earns F.A.S.T. Victory at Fremont Speedway During Night #4 of 2015 Season

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Fremont, OH (May 2nd, 2015) - Defending Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ’410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service champion Byron Reed earned his first F.A.S.T. victory of the 2015 season on Saturday evening, May 2nd at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio; holding off former series champion Craig Mintz, and Bellvue native Cap Henry for the $2,500 payday. Reed, who took command of the non-stop 30-lap main event officially on lap 23 over Craig Mintz, started fourth on the feature grid. Pole sitter Craig Mintz would hang on for second, followed by early race leader and third starting Cap Henry. Recent Fremont F.A.S.T. winner Chris Andrews finished fourth, with D.J. Foos rounding out the top-five.

Byron Reed becomes the third different F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series main event winner in 2015; joining two-time winner Dean Jacobs, and Chris Andrews on the list. Unofficially, Byron Reed, who entered the evening second in the series standings behind Friday night winner Dean Jacobs, is the new F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series point leader heading into Round #5 on Friday, May 15th at Attica Raceway Park.

Night #4 of F.A.S.T. ‘410’ competition saw 24 sprint cars sign in for action at the Fremont, Ohio oval. Defending F.A.S.T. champion Byron Reed earned the fastest time of the night during qualifying time trials; recording a lap time of 12.774 seconds. Stuart Brubaker, Craig Mintz, Rob Chaney and Cap Henry rounded out the evening’s five fastest qualifiers. Broc Martin, Brian Lay and F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Rookie Tyler Gunn each earned victories during heat race competition.

Craig Mintz won the evening’s six lap dash; earning the pole position for the 30-lap, $2,500-to-win main event. Jimmy Light wrapped up all preliminary action with a F.A.S.T. B-main victory.

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #4 - Saturday, May 2nd 2015

Baumann Auto Group Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Fricker’s Restaurant/Callie’s Performance

1. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.774; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.968; 3. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.974; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney , 12.984; 5. 53-Cap Henry, 13.033; 6. 9-Bryan Sebetto, 13.038; 7. 19-Chris Andrews, 13.055; 8. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.164; 9. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.175; 10. 23-Jimmy Light, 13.182; 11. 21-DJ Foos, 13.205; 12. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.210; 13. 33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.222; 14. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.267; 15. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.302; 16. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.331; 17. 97-Dean Jacobs, 13.489; 18. 4-Tracy Hines, 13.554; 19. 33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.678; 20. 1-Matt Merrill, 13.895; 21. 77-Dain Naida, 13.922; 22. 2+-Brian Smith, 14.146; 23. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.534; 24. 50B-Mike Burns, 14.654

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney [5] ; 6. 23-Jimmy Light[3] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[8] ; 8. 33K-Kyle Patrick[7]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[2] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 5. 21-DJ Foos[3] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[4] ; 7. 1-Matt Merrill[7] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[8]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 4-Tracy Hines[1] ; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[6] ; 4. 40DD-Nate Dussel[4] ; 5. 77-Dain Naida[7] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 7. 9-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 8. 50B-Mike Burns[8]

Dash - Borer Glass & Mirror (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. O9-Craig Mintz[4] ; 2. 19-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[2] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney [3] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 23-Jimmy Light[3] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 3. 9-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 4. 1-Matt Merrill[6] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[2] ; 7. 33K-Kyle Patrick[5] ; 8. 50B-Mike Burns[9]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[4]; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[1]; 3. 53-Cap Henry[3]; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[2]; 5. 21-DJ Foos[8]; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney [5]; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[13]; 9. 40DD-Nate Dussel[7]; 10. 33M-Caleb Griffith[9]; 11. 97-Dean Jacobs[16]; 12. 23-Jimmy Light[12]; 13. 2+-Brian Smith[20]; 14. 45L-Brian Lay[10]; 15. 4-Tracy Hines[17]; 16. 68G-Tyler Gunn[14]; 17. 77-Dain Naida[19]; 18. 1-Matt Merrill[18]; 19. 9-Bryan Sebetto[11]; 20. 83M-Broc Martin[15]

Hard Charger: 2+-Brian Smith[+7]

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

History Note: Dean Jacobs would earn the F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series victory during Night #3 of the 2015 schedule on Friday evening, May 1st at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; his second F.A.S.T. win of 2015 in just three rounds of competition. Jacobs led 29 of 30 laps on Friday evening; taking command on a lap two restart and going the remaining distance nearly unchallenged. Craig Mintz and D.J. Foos rounded out the podium finishers on May 1st; Byron Reed and Nate Dussel completed the top-five.

Looking Ahead: The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service and the JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will be back in action on Friday and Saturday, May 15th & 16th. The F.A.S.T. ‘410’ sprint cars will complete rounds #5 & #6 during the mid-May weekend; with the F.A.S.T. ‘305’ sprinters completing rounds #3 & #4. Attica will host all of the action on Friday, May 15th; Fremont will host on Saturday, May 16th.

Social Media: Be sure to stay updated with everything F.A.S.T. related and ‘Like’ F.A.S.T. on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow F.A.S.T. on Twitter at @FASTseries.

Questions: Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2015 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2015 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2015 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, Productive Tools & Equipment, UNOH, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

 

 

Tim Buckwalter is Third Different Winner in ARDC Action

Buckwalter Leads the Way in Big Diamond Action

2012 ARDC Champion, Tim Buckwalter, made his first start of the 2015 season when the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) visited the Big Diamond Speedway on Friday night and came away with the win. Buckwalter becomes the third different driver to capture an ARDC Midget victory so far this season as he picked up the second win for Mike Heffner's #27.

Tommy Kunsman Jr. and Brett Wanner paced the field to the start of the twenty lap feature event. Kunsman grabbed the lead on the start as Ryan Greth quickly moved up to second. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. threaded his way through several cars to take third off of turn two.

The one and only caution of the event came with one lap complete when Eric Heydenreich got out of shape in turn four.

It was Kunsman out in front on the restart, holding off the challenge of Greth for the lead. 2014 ARDC Champion, Steven Drevicki moved up to third but Tim Buckwalter raced his way by to secure third on lap two. Buckwalter quickly closed on the tail tank of Greth and took over second on lap four. With a move to the inside, Buckwalter raced side by side with Kunsman down the backstretch to take the lead on lap five as Billy Pauch Jr. moved up to second in Greg Fitzpatrick's #28.

As the race approached the half way mark, Drevicki moved in to challenge Pauch for second. Nick Wean took over the fourth spot on lap thirteen with a pass by Kunsman.

Buckwalter sailed ahead of the field as the battles for position waged in the pack. With five to go, Trevor Kobylarz challenged Kunsman for a spot in the top five.

As Tim Buckwalter led the way to the checkered, Pauch put a move on Drevicki for second but when a lapped car chose the outside line, Drevicki was able to take advantage of the situation and grab the spot.

Trailing Buckwalter across the line were Drevicki, Pauch Jr., Wean and Kobylarz in Carey Becker's #20.

ARDC action moves to the Bridgeport quarter mile this Friday night.

ARDC Feature (20 laps)

1. Tim Buckwalter 2. Steve Drevicki 3. Billy Pauch Jr. 4. Nick Wean 5. Trevor Kobylarz 6. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 7. Tommy Kunsman 8. Ryan Watt 9. Brett Arndt 10. Austin Burke 11. Tony DiMattia 12. PJ Gargiulo 13. Brett Wanner 14. Eric Heydenreich 15. Ryan Greth DNS - Jim Radney

 

 

Ruhl wins second in a row with SOD

By T.J. Buffenabrger

Lake Odessa, MI — (May 1, 2015) — Ryan Ruhl picked up his second consecutive Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature event Friday night at I-96 Speedway. Ruhl and Gregg Dalman staged a spectacular race for the lead trading the top spot back and forth before Ruhl took the point with three laps to go and held on for the victory.

“Greg (Dalman) and I had a really great race going there,” said Ruhl following the feature. “I couldn’t quite get by him, and we got close a couple of times, but I finally got a good run through one and two and got by him.”

Andy Teunessen and Craig Karazim started on the front row for the 25-lap feature event with Teunessen leading early. After an early caution for Scott Hull’s spin in turn four Daggett quickly worked his way into the top three after starting in row four and began to run down the leaders. Daggett took the lead on lap 10 for Teunessen and pulled away from the field.

Behind Daggett Gregg Dalman was also making a charge on the bottom of the race track. Using the bottom of the track, Dalman disposed of Teunessen for second and began to pursue Daggett for the lead. By that point though Daggett has amassed a half a track lead.

Then with 10 laps to go Daggett got tangled up in slower traffic and ended up backwards in turn four with Linden Jones, turning the lead over to Dalman. Daggett went to the back of the lead lap cars for the restart.

After the green Dalman and Ruhl began a torrid battle for the lead, racing by side and even making hard contact on the front stretch. With three laps to go Ruhl got a run under Dalman through turns one and two to take the lead. Ruhl followed up taking the lead by slipping through traffic the final three laps to take the victory over Dalman. Daggett was able to race his way up to third with Brett Mann and Teunessen rounding out the top five.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP I-96 Speedway – Lake Odessa, MI Friday May 1, 2015

Comp Cams / Lane Automotive Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 31 – Andy Teunessen, 3. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 4. 19 – Brett Mann, 5. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 6. 7R – Nic Rogers, 7. 7K – Kyle Pitts

Kistler Racing Products Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 2. 4Z – Craig Karazim, 3. 48 – Scott Hull, 4. 20A – Andy Chehowski, 5. 19J – Linden Jones, 6. 23G – Joe Geibe, 7. 24 – Eric Smith

Allstar Performance / Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 2. 21 – Kirk Cheney, 3. 11 – Trey Smith, 4. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 5. 18 – D.J. Lamance, 6. 70 – Jim Lingar

Feature (25-Laps): 1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 3. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 4. 19 – Brett Mann, 5. 31 – Andy Teunessen, 6. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 7. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 8. 4Z – Craig Karazim, 9. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 10. 7R – Nic Rogers, 11. 11 – Trey Smith, 12. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 13. 20A – Andy Chehowski, 14. 23G – Joe Geibe, 15. 48 – Scott Hull, 16. 70 – Jim Lingar, 17. 19J – Linden Jones, 18. 21 – Kirk Cheney, 19. 18 – D.J. Lamance, 20. 24 – Eric Smith.

 

 

Quick Review/Full Results: Dean Jacobs Earns F.A.S.T. Victory at Attica Raceway Park During Night #3 of 2015 Season

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Attica, OH (May 1st, 2015) - It took nine rounds to get a repeat F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series winner in 2014; it took only three rounds in 2015. Dean Jacobs earned the Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service Night #3 victory at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio on Friday, May 1st; surviving four cautions and heavy lapped traffic to earn his second F.A.S.T. victory of 2015. Jacobs, who started third on the evening grid, took command of the 30-lap main event on a lap one restart and never looked back. Former F.A.S.T. champion Craig Mintz would rally from sixth to finish second, with ninth place starter D.J. Foos rounding out the podium finishers.

Defending F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series title winner Byron Reed finished fourth during the 30-lap main event after starting seventh; ‘410’ rookie Nate Dussel completed the top-five.

Dean Jacobs has been most dominate during F.A.S.T. competition in 2015; winning two of three feature events as well as three straight heat races.

There were 27 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service sprint cars entered for competition at Attica on May 1st. D.J. Foos, Cap Henry and Gary Taylor each recorded ‘fast time’ during F.A.S.T. group qualifying; with each car qualifying with cars in their respective heat race. Deans Jacobs, Byron Reed and Jimmy Light each earned heat race victories during preliminary action. Stuart Brubaker ran away with the evening’s B-main ending all preliminary action.

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #3 - Friday, May 1st 2015

(30-Laps) 1. Dean Jacobs 2. Craig Mintz 3. D.J. Foos 4. Byron Reed 5. Nate Dussel 6. Jody Keegan 7. Caleb Griffith 8. Stuart Brubaker 9. Chris Andrews 10. Rob Chaney 11. Cap Henry 12. Dain Naida 13. Gary Taylor 14. Tyler Gunn 15. Brian Lay 16. Broc Martin 17. Mitch Harble 18. Duane Zablocki 19. Jimmy Light 20. JoJo Helberg

History Note: Chris Andrews was the most recent F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series main event winner leading into the May 1st program; picking up the Night #2 victory at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio back on Saturday, April 18th. Byron Reed, the F.A.S.T. point leader entering Night #3, finished second back on April 18th; followed by Craig Mintz, Cap Henry and Brian Smith.

Looking Ahead: The Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service will be back in action tomorrow evening - Saturday, May 2nd - at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio for Night #4 of the 2015 championship schedule.

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Questions: Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2015 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2015 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2015 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title point fund:

Kistler Racing Products, KS Sales & Service, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Engler Machine & Tool, CP-Carillo Pistons, Design Graphics Group Inc., SCS Gearbox, Reebar Die Casting, Hoseheads.com, Level Performance, Young's RV Centers, Gressman Powersports, Hoserville Ohio, Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating, JD Automotive, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, Scott’s Lawn Care, Buffalo Wild Wings, All Pro Heads, Hoosier Tire, Productive Tools & Equipment, UNOH, Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway.

 

 

Dean Jacobs rockets to 2nd Attica win Ryan Markham gets wild late model victory; Jordan Ryan earns 4th straight 305 sprint win

Friday, May 1, 2015 Contact: Brian Liskai Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Dean Jacobs has been very close to winning the $10,000 Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series and it has made him even more determined to hoist one of those Kistler Cups.

The Wooster, Ohio driver is off to a FAST start toward that goal as he drove to his second series win of the season in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints at Attica Raceway Park Friday on Sutton Bank night. The victory aboard the Joe and Diane Seeling owned #97 was his 12 career victory at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue.

“Actually I didn’t want to see any cautions at all. With the lapped traffic…I could run the top if I had to. The car was better on the bottom but if I needed to go up there I could and pass cars. Floyd (Green) and Ronnie (Landin)…they are working very hard to give me a good race car and it shows. We’ve won two races out of four. I can run the car anywhere I want as hard as I want to,” said Jacobs beside his Northwest Ohio Towing 7 Recovery/NAPA Truck and Auto Center/Beaverdam Fleet Services/Sugar Street Bar and Grill backed machine.

“We’re going to give it a hell of a try this year to win the FAST title and both Attica and Fremont’s championships…that would be a $25,000 payday,” said Jacobs with a big grin.

In a crash-filled Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model feature, Ashland, Ohio’s Ryan Markham would hold off Rusty Schlenk’s last lap charge to claim his first win of 2015. It was his fifth career Attica victory.

“We’ve had a fast car here all year…we’ve just not had any luck. I just tried to be patient out there. This track is fast and right now everyone is just hammer down. I want to thank all the fans for coming, my wife, Lora, my daughter Emma and Logan and all my sponsors. I’m glad to get this first win,” said Markham of his Cool It Thermo Tech/H&T Demolition/Lias Tire by Tye Twarog, Accu-Force backed #5m.

“I knew he (Ryan Missler) had been running the middle and his car was a little too tight to rotate on the bottom. We’ve been fighting that same problem all year and we’ve been making adjustments to try and free the car up so it would rotate on the bottom,” added Markham.

After a tremendous early race battle involving Jordan Ryan, Steve Rando and Jamie Miller, Ryan would pull away the last five laps of the Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprint feature to record his fourth win in a row. It is the defending track champion’s 9th career win at Attica.

“My dad’s got the car perfect. It’s just sitting on the left rear just like I like it so I can drive the bottom. It’s hard for me to mess up when he’s got the car like that. He has it perfect every week,” said Ryan of his Frosty Frog/Sandwisch Hay and Straw/Village Pizza house/KDB Rentals/Burns Electric/Kistler Racing Products/Griff’s Engines/Big D’s Lawncare/Walton’s Cutting Crew/Precision Body and Frame backed machine.

Rookie Nate Dussel and Jimmy Light would bring the field to green for the 30 lap 410 feature with Dussel gaining the advantage as Jacobs drove into second bring Craig Mintz to third. Light would spin in turn four and Broc Martin in turn two after a lap was completed.

On the ensuing restart Jacobs would drive around Dussel to take the lead with Mintz, Cap Henry, Duane Zablocki, Byron Reed and Jody Keegan in tow. Mintz grabbed second on lap four as Dussel, Henry, Keegan, Reed, D.J. Foos and Zablocki gave chase.

The leaders would hit lapped traffic by the ninth circuit with Jacobs leading Mintz, Dussel, Keegan, Reed, Henry and Foos. Zablocki would bring out the caution on lap 13 with the running order Jacobs, Mintz, Dussel, Keegan, Reed, Henry and Foos.

When the green flew so did Jacobs, pulling away slightly from Mintz as Dussel and Keegan battled for third. Keegan would take the third position at the half-way point. Jacobs and Mintz drove away from the pack as Keegan, Dussel, Foos, Henry, Caleb Griffith and Chris Andrews gave chase.

With 18 laps scored Jacobs and Mintz had comfortable advantages but the battle for third was fun to watch between Keegan, Dussel and Foos. Foos would take the third spot on lap 19 as the leaders began to race into lapped traffic.

The caution would fly with four laps to go when Henry spin in turn four. On the restart Gary Taylor would spin in turn two. When the green flew for the third time Jacobs could not shake Mintz with Foos, Reed, Dussel, Keegan, Griffith and a closing Stuart Brubaker in tow.

Jacobs and Mintz ran nose to tail the last four laps with Jacobs rocketing to the win. Mintz, Foos, Reed and Dussel would round out the top five.

Devin Shiels and Rick Bond brought the field of late models to green for their 25 lap affair. Shiels would gain the upper hand over Bond, Kyle Moore, Ryan Missler, Chris Keller, Matt Irey, Markham and Schlenk. The first caution would fly after a lap was scored when Josh Haynes spun.

On the restart Missler would rocket to the high side and drive into the lead, as Shiels suffered mechanical issues as did Bond as both retired to the pits. Missler would lead Moore and Keller when the yellow fell again for a Ken Hahn spin with only two laps in.

On the restart Missler pulled away from Moore with Irey, Keller, Markham, Schlenk and Dave Hornikel in pursuit. Irey would grab second on lap four as a tremendous battle ensued for third between Moore, Markham and Keller.

The third caution of the feature would fly on lap six for a Ben Mott spin. On the restart Missler again pulled away as Irey had his hands full with Moore, Markham and Keller. Markham would take third on lap seven with Moore, Schlenk, Keller, Hornikel and Doug Drown staying close. The caution would fly for another Mott spin on lap eight. On the ensuing restart Irey would nearly spin and stopped.

While lining back up Moore and Drown got into an on track altercation. As Drown tried to get to the infield Moore would drive around the track, searched Drown out and blasted into his race car. Moore would be disqualified from the feature.

On the ensuing restart Freddie Carpenter would fly off the banking in turn one for yet another caution. When the green fly once more Missler would be challenged by Markham with Schlenk and Keller in tow.

Markham would drive under Missler for the lead on lap 10 with Schlenk, Keller, Hornikel, Mike Bores, Cody Scott and Larry Kingseed in pursuit. By lap 13 Markham was pulling away from Missler with Schlenk, Keller and Hornikel locked up in a great battle for third.

With seven laps to go Keller would retire to the pits as Markham held a comfortable lead over Missler, Schlenk, Hornikel, Mores and Scott. Bores and Scott would tangle on lap 22 with Jim Gingery spinning to avoid the stopped cars.

On the restart Markham could not shake Missler who had his hands full with Schlenk with Hornikel and Irey staying close. After taking the white flag, Schlenk would blast away at the high groove to take second and closed quickly on Markham. Markham would drive the middle of the track to perfection and held off Schlenk for the win with Missler, Irey and Hornikel rounding out the top five.

In the 25-lap 305 feature it was rookie Alex Hill and Jamie Miller leading the field to green but a bad start necessitated a caution during which Jeremy Duposki would flip. He was uninjured.

On the second start Miller would gain the advantage over Steve Rando, Hill, Ryan, Seth Schneider, Trey Jacobs, Tyler Street and Bobby Clark. Ryan would move into third a lap later and the battle for the lead between Miller, Rando and Ryan was on. Dylan Kingan would spin on lap four. When the green flew the three cars battle resumed. Ryan would take second on lap seven held a narrow lead over Miller on the next lap.

The leaders raced into traffic by the 10th lap with Ryan still clinging to a small lead over Miller with Rando, Schneider, Clark, Jacobs, Ricky Peterson, Hill and Kyle Capodice in pursuit.

Ryan would begin to pull away until the caution flew on lap 15. Ryan bolted away on the restart as Miller, Rando, Clark, Schneider, Peterson, Jacobs, Paul Weaver, Hill and Capodice gave chase. Street would stop on lap 17 for the final caution.

When the green flew so did Ryan as he pulled away from Miller. Rando had his hands full with Clark as Schneider and Peterson tried to close. With five laps to go Ryan was unchallenged while Miller and Clark battled for second and Schneider and Rando traded third back and forth.

Ryan would drive to the victory over Miller, Clark, Schneider and Rando.

Attica Raceway Park will play host to the 305 Engine Builders Challenge paying the feature winner $1,200 on Friday, May 8. It is also the first leg of the Attica Raceway Park/Wayne County Speedway Late Model Challenge with the dirt trucks also in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park Sutton Bank Night – May 1, 2015 O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints (27 cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying 1.53-Cap Henry, 12.665; 2.21-DJ Foos, 12.755; 3.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.869; 4.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.871; 5.09-Craig Mintz, 12.964; 6.40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.011; 7.5R-Byron Reed, 13.011; 8.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.011; 9.19-Chris Andrews, 13.041; 10.15H-Mitch Harble, 13.093; 11.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.106; 12.23-Jimmy Light, 13.157; 13.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.181; 14.45L-Brian Lay, 13.228; 15.60-Jody Keegan, 13.277; 16.83M-Broc Martin, 13.439; 17.8M-TJ Michael, 13.483; 18.33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.516; 19.77-Dain Naida, 13.518; 20.787-Jimmy Pooler, 13.574; 21.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.598; 22.71H-JoJo Helberg, 13.789; 23.7-Critter Malone, 13.829; 24.35-Wes McGlumphy, 14.042; 25.91-Cale Thomas, 14.198; 26.41J-Jeremy Powley, 14.599; 27.9x-Rob Chaney, 99.990;

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 21-DJ Foos[4] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 4. 15H-Mitch Harble[2] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 7. 71H-JoJo Helberg[8] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[6]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 40DD-Nate Dussel[2] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 5. 19-Chris Andrews[5] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 7. 33K-Kyle Patrick[7] ; 8. 7-Critter Malone[8] ; 9. 41J-Jeremy Powley[9]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 23-Jimmy Light[2] ; 2. 60-Jody Keegan[1] ; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 4. 1st-Gary Taylor[4] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[5] ; 6. 9x-Rob Chaney[9] ; 7. 77-Dain Naida[6] ; 8. 787-Jimmy Pooler[7] ; 9. 35-Wes McGlumphy[8]

Computer Man B-Main 1 - (10 laps, top 5 to A) 1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[3] ; 4. 77-Dain Naida[6] ; 5. 71H-JoJo Helberg[4] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 7. 7-Critter Malone[8] ; 8. 33K-Kyle Patrick[5] ; 9. 787-Jimmy Pooler[9] ; 10. 35-Wes McGlumphy[11] ; 11. 41J-Jeremy Powley[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[6] ; 3. 21-DJ Foos[9] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[7] ; 5. 40DD-Nate Dussel[1] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[8] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[11] ; 8. 16-Stuart Brubaker[16] ; 9. 19-Chris Andrews[14] ; 10. 9x-Rob Chaney[18] ; 11. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 12. 77-Dain Naida[19] ; 13. 1st-Gary Taylor[12] ; 14. 68G-Tyler Gunn[13] ; 15. 45L-Brian Lay[17] ; 16. 83M-Broc Martin[15] ; 17. 15H-Mitch Harble[10] ; 18. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 19. 23-Jimmy Light[2] ; 20. 71H-JoJo Helberg[20]

Hard Charger – 8. Stuart Brubaker [16] +8

Foster's Auto Body 305 Sprints (21 cars)

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top7 to A) 1. 77X-Alex Hill[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 5. 97-Kyle Peters[7] ; 6. 7-Dylan Kingan[2] ; 7. 7S-Tyler Schinderle[4]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 7 to A) 1. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 6. 13-Jeremy Duposki[2] ; 7. 12-Kyle Capodice[5]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 7 to A) 1. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 3. 39-Jamie Miller[3] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 6. 77I-John Ivy[4] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 2. 39-Jamie Miller[2] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[7] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[11] ; 7. 1W-Paul Weaver[12] ; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 9. 12-Kyle Capodice[20] ; 10. 77I-John Ivy[18] ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore[10] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[14] ; 13. 11G-Luke Griffith[9] ; 14. 7S-Tyler Schinderle[19] ; 15. 97-Kyle Peters[13] ; 16. 75-Jerry Dahms[21] ; 17. 7-Dylan Kingan[16] ; 18. 77X-Alex Hill[1] ; 19. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 20. 22M-Dan McCarron[15] ; 21. 13-Jeremy Duposki[17]

Hard charger – 9. Kyle Capodice [20] +11

Summit Racing Equipment Late Models (25 cars)

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 240-Doug Drown[9] ; 2. 48b-Mike Bores[1] ; 3. 71-Dave Hornikel[5] ; 4. 00-Chris Keller[8] ; 5. C4-Freddie Carpenter[7] ; 6. 69-John Mayes Jr.[6] ; 7. 2D-Curtis Deisenrott[4] ; 8. 53-Tim Sabo[3] ; 9. 30-Nate Potts[2]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 91-Rusty Schlenk[2] ; 2. 48-John Bores[1] ; 3. 2*-Kyle Moore[5] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[8] ; 5. 92-Cody Scott[4] ; 6. 27-Ken Hahn[7] ; 7. 1-Ben Mott[6] ; 8. 5J-Josh Haynes[3]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler[5] ; 3. 007-Rick Bond[8] ; 4. 71I-Matt Irey[6] ; 5. 03-Jim Gingery[1] ; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed[7] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[2] ; 8. 23J-Mike Hudson[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 21-Larry Kingseed [3]; 2. 69-John Mayes Jr. [1]; 3. 27-Ken Hahn [2]; 4. 1-Ben Mott [5]; 5. 5J-Josh Haynes [8]; 6. 69R- Doug Baird [6]; 7. 53-Tim Sabo [7]; 8. 2d-Curtis Diesenroth [4]; 9. 30-Nate Potts [10]; 10. 23-Mike Hudson [9]

A-Main – 25 laps) 1. 5m-Ryan Markham [7]; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk [10]; 3. 50Y-Ryan Missler [5]; 4. 71i-Matt Irey [4]; 5. 71-Dave Hornikel [9]; 6. 21-Larry Kingseed [16]; 7. 48-John Bores [8]; 8. 92-Cody Scott [14] REST OF FINISH NOT AVAILABLE AS OF PRESS TIME

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

 

 

 

Dale Blaney scores $5,000 All Star Sprint Feature win

Sarver, PA (May 1, 2015) 1991 Lernerville Track Champion and multiple-time All Star Sprints Champion Dale Blaney set quick time and won the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win A-Main on one of his home tracks; his 3rd All Star win at the Action Track. Blaney wasn’t the only driver with local roots to find success tonight, as Danny Holtgraver won his heat, Eric Williams won the dash and Ed Lynch Jr. won the B-Main after finding bad luck in his heat. Super Late Model star Jared Miley showed the Sweeney Rush (crate) Late Models how to get around 4/10-mile Sarver speedplant by winning the 20-lap feature. Jason Fosnaught returned to his stock car roots and hopped into the Brett McDonald #25 for the night and passed his brother Jimmy to pick up his first win in several years in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman feature. Buffalo, NY’s Adam Hilton continued his Lernerville dominance in the Sweeney Rush Sportsman Modifieds.

5.1.15

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars A-Main: (30 Laps) 1. (1) Dale Blaney, Fowler, OH 2. (89) Cody Darrah, Red Lion 3. (93) Sheldon Haudenshild, Wooster, OH 4. (W20) Greg Wilson, Benton Ridge, OH 5. (59) Danny Holtgraver, Pittsburgh 6. (49) Cole Duncan, Lockbourne, OH 7. (10H) Chad Kemenah, Findlay, OH 8. (2L) Ed Lynch Jr., Apollo 9. (7) Eric Williams, Kinsmen, OH 10. (2AJ) A.J. Flick, Apollo 11. (45) Tim Shaffer, Aliquippa 12. (40) Caleb Helms, Findlay, OH 13. (9P) Parker Price Miller, Kokomo, IN 14. (94) Ryan Smith, Kunkleton 15. (81) Lee Jacobs, Dalton, OH 16. (35) Jared Zimbardi, Bradford 17. (23JR) Jack Sodeman Jr., N. Jackson, OH 18. (08) Dan Kuriger, New Brighton 19. (57X) Andrew Palker, Lodi, OH 20. (4) Danny Smith, Danville, IN 21. (19P) Paige Polyak, Tiffin, OH 22. (13) Brandon Matus, Wampum 23. (22) Brandon Spithaler, Evans City 24. (5T) Travis Philo, Waterville, OH 25. (5) Sye Lynch, Apollo Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 13.047 Heat Race Winners: Shelden Haudenschild, Caleb Helms, Danny Holtgraver, Andrew Palker Dash Winner: Eric Williams B-Main Winner: Ed Lynch Jr.

Sweeney RUSH Late Models Series Feature: (20 Laps) 1. (H1) Jared Miley, South Park 2. (9) Will Thomas, Sharpsville 3. (4s) Randy Hall, Olean, NY 4. (11L) John Waters, Whitesville, NY 5. (00H) Russ Byler, New Wilmington 6. (60) Corey McPherson, Tarentum 7. (55) Joe Martin, Ringold 8. (38) Josh Double, Bristolville, OH 9. (119) Chad Mcllellan, Stoystown 10. (3) Lon Emerick, Transfer 11. (9R) Michael Reft, Baldwin 12. (OO) Josh Holtgraver, Pittsburgh 13. (49F) Chris Frank, Hyde Park 14. (12) Daryl Charlier, Midway 15. (14R) Clay Ruffo, Mercer 16. (72) Mike Anderson, Harmony 17. (21J) Jamie Wrightsman, Cortland, OH 18. (10) Zachary Kane, Guys Mills 19. (64) Jeff Haynes, South Park 20. (B4) Steve Beatty, North Hills 21. (7J) Jeremy Adamik, Leechburg Heat Race Winners: John Waters, Will Thomas, Russ Byler

Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified Feature: (15 Laps) 1. (3A) Adam Hilton, Buffalo, NY 2. (O) Larry Kugel, Aliquippa 3. (10) Chelsie Kriegisch, Ellwood City 4. (14) Jerry Schaffer, Ellwood City 5. (2) Kole Holden, Tiona 6. (4W) Will Schaffer, Ellwood City Heat Race Winner: Jerry Schaffer

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman Feature: (20 Laps) 1. (25) Jason Fosnaught, Bairford 2. (28Y) Terry Young, Butler 3. (C33) Corey McPherson, Tarentum 4. (81) Mike Miller, Chicora 5. (20J) Jim Fosnaught, Bairdford 6. (66) Joe Kelley, Mt. Pleasant 7. (30) Bob Egley, Kittanning 8. (54) Wayne Carbo Saxonburg 9. (11) Aaron Easler, Butler 10. (948) Joe Zambotti, Kittanning 11. (21) Jeff Miller, Natrona Heights 12. (23) Colin Burke, Sarver 13. (29B) Scott Byers, Butler 14. (27) Bill Henney, Huntington 15. (9S) Brian Stivenson, Freeport 16. (10) John Hartman, Cabot 17. (31) Noah Brunnell, New Alexandria 18. (55S) Adam Lipinski, Valencia 19. (3S) Paul Schreckengost, Creighton Heat Race Winners: Mike Miller, Jim Fosnaught

Car Count Total: All Star Sprints: 32 RUSH Late Models: 21 RUSH Modifieds: 6 Pic-A-Part Sportsman: 19

 

 

Geving Grabs The Glory In Antioch Sprint Car Race

By Don Martin II Antioch, CA...April 25...Taking the lead from early leader Peter Paulson, Alissa Geving went on to score the victory in the 20 lap Northern All Stars Winged 360 Sprint Car race Saturday night at Antioch Speedway. Justin Sanders made a late bid to get by, but Geving was not to be denied as she drove a flawless race in the Brett Lay owned car. Lay's car is the one Bradley Terrell drove to victory in the $3,000 to win race at Antioch last year, and Geving became the 11th different winner in the last 11 Winged 360 Sprint Car races at Antioch.

Rainouts added a few cars to the Antioch roster, and it was Petaluma regular Terrell winning the first heat race ahead of Sanders. D.J. Freitas won the other heat ahead of Antioch title contender Shawn Arriaga. Marysville competitor Paulson had a front row start for the Main Event and managed to lead one lap before surrendering first to Geving. Sanders took second from Paulson on a lap two restart as Dan Gonderman and Arriaga rounded out the early Top 5. When Antioch co point leaders Chris Magoon and Art McCarthy got together in Turns 3 and 4, a lap nine yellow flag waved. Both drivers were eliminated, and Geving continued to lead Sanders and Paulson on the restart. Arriaga and Jake Haulot shuffled Gonderman out of the Top 5 on lap 12 before a Roy Fisher spin in Turn 2 brought out another caution flag. The next four laps saw three more yellow flags as a few drivers struggled to figure out the smooth, but dry slick track. Sanders began running an extremely high line in Turns 3 and 4 to gather the momentum, but he ran a lower line in 1 and 2. He could pull up on the rear nerf of Geving, but she was not about to let go of her lead. Meanwhile, Paulson, Haulot and Arriaga had a close battle for third. Haulot finally made the move for third on lap 19 as Geving brought it home to a well earned victory ahead of Sanders. Paulson settled for fourth in front of Arriaga, Terrell, D.J. Freitas, Fisher, Rick Brophy and Gonderman.

The Winged 360 Sprints and Wingless Spec Sprints will be back at Antioch Speedway on May 16.

Wild Last Lap Gains Perry Spec Sprint Victory

By Don Martin II Antioch, CA...April 25...In perhaps the most exiting race of the Saturday night program at Antioch Speedway, Cody Fendley's last lap pass attempt on race long leader Alan Miranda saw both drivers spin. This opened the door for past champion Jimmy Perry III to race past for the surprising 20 lap Northern All Stars Wingless Spec Sprint Main Event victory.

The Wingless Spec Sprints needed two heat races, and Miranda won his race in front of Perry. Point leader Kyle Bakkie won the other heat in front of Al Ghiorso. Miranda and Perry shared the front row for the Spec Sprint feature, which had to be restarted after a four car tangle in Turns 3 and 4. Miranda led the restart ahead of Perry and Ghiorso. Another yellow flew early on for Bakkie, who was eliminated from the race. Miranda had Perry shadowing his every move early on. Ryon Siverling and Fendley dropped Ghiorso back to fifth on lap five with Fendley taking third from Siverling a lap later. Jeremy Newberry crashed in Turn 2 for a yellow flag. Fendley got by Perry for second on lap 10, and Miranda and Fendley pulled away slightly from Perry. As they worked the final lap, Fendly got a good run on Miranda and pulled even on the back stretch. However, Fendley misjudged the dry slick conditions, the two cars touched in Turn 3 and both spun. Suddenly, Perry had the lead, and he would go on to score the victory. Marcus Smith ducked underneath Siverling and Ghiorso in the final turn to steal a career best second. Ghiorso was elevated to third with the disqualification of Siverling. Zachary Kavert was fourth as James East, Rick Panfili, Miranda, Fendley, Jeremy Newberry and Bill Hopper rounded out the Top 10.

The Winged 360 Sprints and Wingless Spec Sprints will be back at Antioch Speedway on May 16.

 

 

BRADY SHORT FIRST AT THE ACTION TRACK

Terre Haute, IN - April 26, 2015 - Brady Short of Mitchell, IN, won the Spring Fling for KISS and MSCS Sprint Cars at the Terre Haute Action Track Sunday night. The event was the opening race for the 2015 King of Indiana Sprint Series and the Action Track. It was the fourth race on this year’s schedule for the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series.

Brady Short lead the last 19 laps of the 25 lap feature to take the $2,500 top prize. The former KISS and MSCS Champion was driving the Cam Pottorff owned Maxim sprint sponsored by Sipes Body and Glass, Indiana Stoneworks, Simpson, and Bloomington Auto Colors. The racing engine was built by SPEC. The win moves Short up to second on the MSCS Drivers All Time Wins List.

Jerry Coons Jr. continued running in second place but did not have the speed needed to overtake Short. Restarts gave him repeated chances. Brady Short kept the lead and proved to be the master of the long straightaway. Carson Short made significant gains and took a restart three wide with just six laps remaining. No change! Kyle Robbins rode the cushion to perfection to finish fourth behind Carson Short. Robbins and Carson Short moved up 11 spots each on the field. Mitch Wissmiller powered his way up to fifth.

Chris Babcock led the second five with a strong run culminating in a sixth place finish. Max McGhee was seventh. McGhee was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race in gaining 15 spots. Dickie Gaines, Aric Gentry, and Ethan Barrow rounded out the top ten runners. Rookie of the Year Points leader Brandon Morin finished 11th to collect the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award for the race.

Brandon Mattox, Brady Short, and Jerry Coons Jr. won the three heat races. All cars started the feature except Mattox who scratched for the main event prior to the redraw.

The start of the feature was delayed to remove debris that had dropped in the second turn. A red flag for Ted Hine’s accident on the initial start was then followed by three caution periods in those first 6 laps. There was a red flag on lap 7 for a three car incident, and another red flag after that restart when Shane Cockrum flipped. The final yellow was on lap 18.

Defending KISS Champion Shane Cottle led the first six laps after starting on the pole. He was one of the drivers falling out as attrition took its’ affect. Defending MSCS Champion Kyle Cummins retired early after having flipped in the second heat race. Brent Beauchamp had worked his way up to fourth in the feature before dropping out of the competition. Only eleven of the 23 starters managed to finish the race.

The next Midwest Sprint Car Series event will be held at Montpelier Motor Speedway on Saturday night May 2nd. That race is scheduled on a night between appearances for the KISS sprints at Gas City and Kokomo Speedways. It should be a great weekend of non-wing sprint car racing across the upper middle region of the Hoosier state. Provided as news and information for MSCS.

RACE SUMMARY “Spring Fling” Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, IN April 26, 2015

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (24 Entries)

First Heat - 28 Brandon Mattox, 12 Ted Hines, 44 Dickie Gaines, 98 Brandon Morin, 11x James Lyerla, 71 Wayne Newlin, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 17 Max McGhee

Second Heat - 11p Brady Short, 57 Shane Cottle, 5 Chad Boespflug, 66 Shane Cockrum, 21 Carson Short, 17R Kyle Robbins, 4B Donny Brackett, 11 Kyle Cummins

Third Heat - 10E Jerry Coons, Jr., 35x Chris Babcock, 34 Brent Beauchamp, 10 Aric Gentry, 15 Ethan Barrow, 24 Nate McMillen, 3 Jake Simmons, 28b Adam Brenton

No B Main

Feature (25 Laps) - 11p B. Short, 10E Coons, 21C. Short, 17R Robbins, 1 Wissmiller, 35x Babcock, 17 McGhee, 44 Gaines, 10 Gentry, 15 Barrow, 98 Morin, 3 Simmons, 71 Newlin, 34 Beauchamp, 66 Cockrum, 5 Boespflug, 11x Lyerla, 4B Brackett , 57 Cottle, 11 Cummins, 28b Brenton, 24 McMillen, 12 Hines, 28 Mattox(DNS)

 

 

BALOG SHOWCASES NEW LOOK IN WINNING EFFORT AT BEAVER DAM!

IRA KINGPIN BILL BALOG FENDS OFF KNOXVILLE RACEWAY CHAMP IAN MADSEN FOR SECOND STRAIGHT BUMPER TO BUMPER IRA OUTLAW SPRINT SERIES VICTORY!

April 26, 2015; Beaver Dam, WI – It took 24 hours longer than anticipated, but the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints showcased their first event of the season in Wisconsin as Beaver Dam Raceway played host to the Jim Wipperfurth memorial race.

A highly competitive field of 900 horsepower, 410 sprints graced the pit area for the show, which was to have been completed on Saturday night. Instead it was held Sunday evening under more favorable weather conditions. Last week the series opened it’s season in Illinois at the LaSalle Speedway.

When the checkered flag fell it was a familiar face in victory lane with seven-time, and defending champion Bill Balog sitting in victory lane after fending off a late race challenge by 2014 Knoxville Raceway champion Ian Madsen. Still the win for Balog was showcasing something completely new, as his ride wasn’t the familiar #17b machine that has carried him to those seven titles. Rather it was a #2, gracing the tail tank and wing of his black car. The ride was owned by Hans Lein of Lein Acres who had placed Balog in the seat of his midget cars the past couple years at Angell Park Speedway. Balog’s win at Beaver Dam was the first for Lein as a car owner in Sprint car racing.

When asked how long it’s been since he’s won a race without a #17b gracing the wing Balog responded. “Oh man it’s been a long time, this feels good though. I have to thank Hans (car owner), for putting this car together, it feels awesome”, noted Balog. “I was a little nervous as were not at 100% yet, but we came out of the box fast in the #2 car”, exclaimed Balog.

A late race caution which occurred when Mike Reinke spun while closing the gap on Balog in the waning laps of the 30 lap A-main event, gave Madsen his opportunity to steal the victory from Balog but it was Balog’s strong restart which kept the Sydney, Australia resident at bay with Balog holding to a eight car length win.

Local favorite Scotty Neitzel worked by last season’s Rookie of the Year, Bill Rose, on the final circuit to steal the final podium spot taking the third position.

The 30 lap A-main event got underway after a second try, the first attempt at a green flag was negated when Jason Johnson had the steering break in his ride on the backstretch. He successfully guided his wounded machine to a stop, and was avoided by the field. The race then began in earnest with Rose, and last years event winner Phillip Mock gracing the front row. Rose who finished second to Mock in a thrilling finish in last season’s opening event at Beaver Dam, got the upper hand when the green flag fell while Mock settled into the second position ahead of Balog, Reinke, and Neitzel.

Mock, hugging the low line managed to move alongside Rose on a couple occasions before Balog used the highside on lap three to claim the second spot. On the next circuit Reinke dropped Mock from the third position.

Balog continued is charge to the front replacing Rose at the head of the field prior to the yellow flag appearing for Rick Kelsey who spun his ride in turn one.

Back underway Balog set the pace but Rose seemed to find a line providing his #6 machine with additional speed, and he soon began to run down Balog. Heading off turn number two on the seventh circuit Balog bobbled a bit and that was all Rose needed to reclaim the top spot.

The third caution of the contest flew on lap 11 as Brooke Tatnell spun coming off the second turn. The Australian native was able to head to the work area and return to action from the tail of the field when the race resumed.

Rose went back to setting the pace with Balog continuing to apply the pressure. Reinke held fast to the third spot followed by Madsen and Neitzel in the top five.

Balog experimented with several different lines before finding a groove that allowed him to reel in Rose, and on lap 19 he was able to reclaim the top spot.

On the next circuit a multi-car tangle between rookie of the year contender Kyle Marten, Jeremy Schultz, and Kris Spitz would draw a red flag, with Spitz coming to rest upside down in turn two. Spitz would crawl uninjured from his car. All three drivers were done for the evening as the final ten laps of the contest got underway.

One the restart Balog held the point with Reinke powering past Rose for second, and Madsen following suit to claim third.

Reinke then began to apply the pressure to Balog pulling within a couple car lengths as the lead pair tried to separate themselves from Madsen. Reinke’s bid to unseat Balog from the lead came undone on lap 23 when he looped his ride, resulting in a caution. This sent Reinke to the tail of the field and put Madsen in the second spot for the final seven-lap sprint to the finish.

With the green flag again waving Balog held fast to the top spot, aided by a tremendous restart. Rose also got a solid restart briefly working his way back to the second spot while Balog motored away.

Rose attempting to match his second place finish from the season opening event one week ago seemed to be in position to do so until his car suddenly began to lose grip to the racing surface as the white flag flew. Both Madsen and Neitzel were able to work past Rose but it was too late for either driver to make a bid for Balog’s lead.

Balog sailed past the checker flag with Madsen, Neitzel, Rose and Steve Meyer in tow.

Meyer’s effort was notable as he advanced from a 17th position starting spot, the biggest improvement of any driver in the field.

Sixth place went to Tatnell, who perhaps passed more cars than anyone after having serviced his car in pit lane during a mid race caution. Ben Schmidt laid claim to seventh spot after briefly reaching the top five late in the event. Mock, Blake Nimee and Bill Wirth completed the top ten. The tenth place showing for Wirth was a solid effort as he made his first appearance of 2015 after having missed the last half of the 2014 season with a broken engine.

19 of the 24 starters were still trackside when the race completed.

In earlier action Kyle Marten topped the B-main, outdistancing Rick Kelsey and Jereme Schroeder. Brandon Thone, Kurt Davis, Ryan Bowers and Mike Kresbach made the transfer positions.

The event saw a red flag after Rookie of the Year contender Josh Walter went for a wild tumble down the front stretch after contact with Russel Borland. Walter emerged unhurt but his car was severely damaged in the incident.

In heat race action, Neitzel, Schmidt, and Wirth captured victories.

Scotty Thiel who had raced into the show with a solid second place showing in his heat was forced to scratch for the evening with engine difficulties.

A field of 31 drivers signed into the pit area for the evening with Tatnell setting the quickest time blazing around the track in 11.942 seconds. Madsen was second quick with a lap of 12.013 seconds and Reinke nailed down the third fastest effort with a lap of 12.084 seconds.

The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series will be right back in action in less than two weeks here at Beaver Dam Raceway as the track plays host to a show on Saturday Night, May 9th. Grand Nationals, Legends and Badger 600 Micro Sprints will also be on the evening’s program.

For more information on the IRA Outlaw Sprints check out the tour website at www.irasprints.com or by logging onto the series Facebook page at www.facebook.com/irasprints the series is also on twitter at #IRA_sprints.

The IRA Sprints are presented by its long time supporting series partners. The series support is led by title sponsor Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts & Service Centers, and associate series partners Osborn & Son Trucking, TW Metals, Hoosier Tire, Cedar Creek Motorsports, Cummins Onan, and Carriage Auto Body.

A complete results summary from this event will be sent within the next 24 hours.

 

 

Jason Barney Bags Patriot Sprint Tour Season Opener at Merrittville

Rich Vleck, THOROLD, ONT, (April 25, 2015)- Heading in to Merrittville, a cool forecast didn’t appear to bother Jason Barney, who was confident that the track conditions would play right in to his hands by the end of the night.

Barney, 35, of Brewerton, NY, passed Jeff Cook for the lead on lap 10 and never looked back as he scored the win in the 25-lap Spring Sizzler at Merrittville Speedway, kicking off the 2015 Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Season.

“What a great race car and what a great race team,” exclaimed Barney in Victory Lane. “I knew we had a great car when we got it out of the truck. We didn’t get too excited because we knew we had a good car we went through our routine.”

After driving from a fifth place starting spot to win heat race 3, “Racin Jason” drew the sixth starting spot for the feature. He quickly moved to fourth place and was working on Sammy Reakes IV and Jim Huppunen for second and third on lap three when the race was halted due to a major flip involving Alain Bergeron and Chris Steele. Steele’s throttle stuck heading in to turn one and collected Bergeron, who flipped hard over the wall. While under the red flag, Barney closed his eyes, got some rest, and knew after that it was go time.

After one more caution on lap four, Barney made a nifty move to get by Huppunen for third on lap six, then took the runner-up position away from Reakes two laps later. The Schneider Packaging/ Patriot Tank Lines No. 87 began to reel in polesitter Jeff Cook in lapped traffic, and took the top spot away on lap 10 when Cook pushed over the berm in turn four.

The race’s final caution flag waved on lap 15 and after that restart, Barney’s nose wing shifted, which noticeably altered the handling on his car. Cook began to reel him in and was setting up a run at taking the lead back when he once again pushed over the turn four berm attempting to pass a lapped car, allowing Barney to cruise to the win.

“When that wing came down I was just holding on,” admitted Barney after the race. “I can’t believe it held on for the win.”

The win was the eighth Patriot win for the 10-year sprint car shoe, his third in Canada. Barney has always performed well in Canada, with three podium finishes in the Canadian Nationals. By the end of the night, the crisp cool air was definitely reminiscent of the mid-September event.

Jeff Cook, another driver with a solid career resume North of the Border, was pleased with his runner-up showing. Cook was driving in to turn three extremely hard in the closing laps, allowing him to close back in on Barney for the lead.

Mitch Brown had an uneventful drive forward to finish in third. Despite starting in 10th, the Brantford, Ontario driver was rarely mired in a traffic or battle for more than a lap.

Glenn Styres got his car moving forward on the top of the track late in the race to finish in fourth. Defending PST Champion Jared Zimbardi won the Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash and followed Styres up through to round out the top five.

Jim Huppunen was in the top five most of the race until three laps remaining and settled for sixth. Sophomore sprint shoe Cory Turner was as far back as 18th but had the proper setup in his No. 19 and drove up to finish seventh, just ahead of Matt Tanner who came home eighth. Jamie Turner was ninth, holding off his son Ryan, who won the B-Main and rounded out the top 10 in his first career sprint car start.

A total of 25 sprint cars were in the pits on a clear but cool evening. The track was in perfect condition all night long to produce great racing. Along with the duel flip of Steele and Bergeron, Jim Porter lightly tipped over in a lap one incident and was done for the night.

For more information, visit www.PatriotSprintTour.com.

Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Results: 4/25/15, Merrittville Speedway, Thorold, Ontario, CANADA .

A-Main (25 Laps)- 1. Jason Barney (87), 2. Jeff Cook (10c), 3. Mitch Brown (10B), 4. Glenn Styres (0), 5. Jared Zimbardi (35), 6. Jim Huppunen (14H), 7. Cory Turner (19), 8. Matt Turner (90), 9. Jamie Turner (11), 10. Ryan Turner (91), 11. Sammy Reakes IV (17), 12. Tommy Wickham (75), 13. Justin Martin (7m), 14. Keith Dempster (5), 15. Jake Muench (14), 16. Dane Lorenc (00), 17. Shawn Sliter (71s), 18. Todd Hoddick (49), 19. Alain Bergeron (8B), 20. Chris Steele (80), 21. Paulie Colagiovanni (10), 22. Chris Jones (11J), 23. Jim Porter (22).

Lap Leaders- Cook 1-9, Barney 10-25. Buy-In Provisional Starter: Jones

B-Main (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer to A)- 1. Ryan Turner (91), 2. Paulie Colagiovanni (10), 3. Chris Steele (80), 4. Jim Porter (22), 5. Chris Jones (11J), 6. Lee Winger (2), 7. James Thompson (22T).

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame (4 Laps)- 1. Jared Zimbardi (35), 2. Mitch Brown (10B), 3. Shawn Sliter (71s), 4. Dane Lorenc (00), 5. Alain Bergeron (8B), 6. Matt Turner (90).

Heats (8 Laps Each, Top 6 Transfer to A)-

Race 1: J. Turner, Cook, Styres, Bergeron, R. Turner, Lorenc, Colagiovanni, Porter, Winger.

Race 2: T. Wickham, Dempster, Sliter, Brown, Tanner, Muench, Thompson, Steele (DNS).

Race 3: Barney, Huppunen, Zimbardi, Reakes, Hoddick, J. Martin, R. Turner, Jones.

Hoosier Tire Canada/ Mike Emhof Motorsports Recipient: Barney

Patriot Sprint Tour Canada Series Point Standings (Top 10)- Barney 150, Cook 145, Brown 141, Styres 138, Zimbardi 135, Huppunen 132, C. Turner 129, Tanner 126, J. Turner 123, R. Turner 120.

Evingham Site Excavation Four Laps of Fame Dash Series Standings (Top Five)- Zimbardi 6, Brown 5, Sliter 4, Lorenc 3, Bergeron 2.

Patriot Tank Lines Hard Charger of the Season Standings (Top Five)- C. Turner 9, R. Turner 8, Brown 7, Martin and Tanner 6.

 
 
Sprints On Dirt - Crystal Motor Speedway, April 25th, 2015:

By T.J. Buffenbarger

Crystal, MI – (April 25, 2015) – Ryan Ruhl was able to take advantage
of another competitors misfortune to win Saturday night’s Engine Pro
Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature Saturday night at Crystal
Motor Speedway.  Ruhl and Brad Lamberson raced for the lead throughout
the second half of the 25-lap feature before Lamberson was able to
pull away.  While coming down for the white flag Lamberson’s engine
expired and Ruhl surged into the lead and went on to take the victory.

“I guess if you do this long enough you can only be so unlucky, I
really feel for brad, he had a good race going.  I feel terrible it
had to end like that.”

Shawn Dancer and Lamberson started on the front row and raced side by
side for the lead on the opening lap with Lamberson taking the point. 
Lamberson held the top spot when Mike Burns brought out the caution
flag with four laps in.  Lamberson was able to pull away from Dancer
during the restart while Dancer had to contend with Andy Teunessen
challenging him for the second spot.  Behind them Ruhl and Dustin
Daggett were working their way up from starting 7th and fifth
respectively racing for fourth position.  Ruhl took the fourth spot
from Daggett and then closed in on the lead trio.

Just as the leaders were getting into traffic and Lamberson appeared
to be boxed in Burns brought out another caution flag when he slowed
on the track.  This allowed Lamberson an open track while Ruhl and
Dancer races for second spot.

Lamberson pulled away again during the restart while Ruhl was able to
slide in front of Dancer between turns one and two.  Lamberson
continued to pull away until a caution flag appeared Kyle Pitts spin
in turn four.  Geibe had to take evasive action and bounce off the
wall to avoid contact with Pitts.  Both drivers were able to restart.

This setup the lead battle over the final eight laps.  Ruhl dove to
the inside of Lamberson in turns one and two during the restart, but
could not make the pass.  Daggett started to make a late race surge
moving into third with five laps to go as Ruhl closed in on Lamberson.

Even with Ruhl and Daggett quickly closing Lamberson appeared to have
everything under control until coming off turn four for the white flag
Lamberson’s car lost power.  Ruhl surged into the lead and held off
Daggett on the final lap for the victory.   Dancer, Chase Ridenour,
and Teunessen rounded out the top five.  Lamberson dropped back to
16th.

Ruhl, Ridenour, Daggett, and Pitts won heat race events while Nic
Rogers won the B-Main event.  The Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented
by ARP series continues Friday night at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa,
MI.


Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP
Crystal Motor Speedway - Crystal, MI
Saturday April 25 2015

Heat Race #1 Presented by Comp Cams/Lane Automotive (8 Laps):  1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 3. 25M – Ken Mackey, 4. 27X – Jared Lamberson, 5. 2T – Ralph Brakenberry,> 6. 24 – Eric Smith. (Top four finishers transferred to the A-Main)

Heat Race #2 Presented by Allstar Performance/Lane Automotive (8 Laps):  1. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 2. 81 – John Gall, 3.> 22M – Dan McCarron, 4. 19 – Brett Mann, 5. 50B – Mike Burns, 6. 70 – Jim Lingar. (Top four finishers transferred to the A-Main)

Heat Race #3 Presented by Engler Machine & Tool (8 Laps):  1. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 2. 31 – Andy Teunessen, 3. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 4. 4Z – Craig Karazim, 5. 7 – Nic Rogers, 6. 35 – Mark Strpko. (Top four finishers transferred to the A-Main)

Heat Race #4 Presented by Specialty Fuels & Logistics (8 Laps):  1. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 2. 49 – Shawn Dancer, 3.
49T – Gregg Dalman, 4. 23 – Joe Geibe, 5. 77X – Alex Hill, 6. 21 – Kirk Cheney. (Top four finishers transferred to the A-Main)

B-Main Presented by Hoosier Tire (10 Laps):  1. 7 – Nic Rogers, 2. 77X – Alex Hill, 3. 50B – Mike Burns, 4. 21 – Kirk Cheney, 5. 24 – Eric Smith, 6. 70 – Jim Lingar, 7. 2T – Ralph Brakenberry.   DNS:  35 – Mark Strpko. (Top five finishers transferred to the A-Main)

A-Main (25-Laps) Presented by Engine Pro/ARP:  1. 16 – Ryan Ruhl, 2. 2M – Dustin Daggett, 3. 49 – Shawn Dancer, 4. 11R – Chase Ridenour, 5. 31 – Andy Teunessen, 6. 22M – Dan McCarron, 7. 19 – Brett Mann, 8. 49T – Gregg Dalman, 9. 25M – Ken Mackey, 10. 7K – Kyle Pitts, 11. 1A – Mark Aldrich, 12. 23 – Joe Geibe, 13. 77X – Alex Hill, 14. 81 – John Gall, 15. 21 – Kirk Cheney, 16. 27 – Brad Lamberson, 17. 50B – Mike Burns, 18. 7 – Nic Rogers, 19. 27X – Jared Lamberson, 20. 24 – Eric Smith
 

 

Former Taco Bravo champ Brad Furr comes out on top of an entertaining Ocean Sprints main event on Friday at Ocean Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Watsonville, CA – April 24, 2015…A wide & slick surface at Ocean Speedway on Friday night provided some great action during what was round three of the Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo season. In the end it was 2013 track champion Brad Furr of Stockton coming out on top after 30-laps of hard fought racing for his first win of the year.

Furr’s victory was aboard the familiar Kenny Thorp wrenched Brad Furr Racing/ Price Rite Restaurant Equipment No. 2 Sprinter and came over the relentless pursuit of Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi & Watsonville’s Justin Sanders. It was a great rebound for Furr, who had struggled in the feature during the most recent Ocean Sprints event on April 10.

“Tonight we really focused on going back to the basics and it really worked all night long,” Furr commented on the front stretch. “We had a great car and it was a fun race tonight. Getting through traffic was tricky, but luckily I pretty much made all the right moves to get by guys at the right time. I really want to thank my whole team for working so hard and thank everyone that makes racing possible at Ocean Speedway. We’ll be back next week hoping to do the same.”

Fremont’s Dustin Golobic & Morgan Hill’s Nicholas Ringo Jr. drew the front row for the feature, but Furr wasted no time charging to the high side of the speedway and claimed the lead on lap-one. A well prepared surface made for great racing all throughout the field during the 30-lap contest. Dominic Scelzi soon showed his muscle climbing into second after a great tussle with Golobic. Justin Sanders would then also follow suit, jumping into the third spot on a restart around lap 10.

Lapped traffic in the main event kept things very interesting, as the lead trio had to be on their toes all race long, even splitting the slower cars from time to time. Scelzi looked for a way by Furr on numerous occasions, but the former World of Outlaws regular worked traffic expertly. As the race wound down Sanders was able to carve his way by Scelzi into the runner up position, prior to a yellow coming out on lap 24. When the green waved for the final time Dustin Golobic made a tremendous move on the double file restart to slice passed Sanders & Scelzi into second.

With Furr out front an intense battle for the runner spot waged on and it was ultimately scooped up by Scelzi, who was able to get back by Golobic. He tried his best to track down the leader, but ran out of time and Furr crossed the Ed Entz checkered flag by 1.014 seconds for the victory.

Although disappointed with the outcome it was a solid night for Scelzi, who celebrates his 18th birthday next week. “I feel like this was our race tonight and I just made a couple mistakes on restarts and in traffic,” said the driver of the Scelzi Enterprises/ Red Rose Transportation No. 41 mount. “Traffic was definitely wild. A few of the cars were racing side by side like they were going for a win at the Knoxville Nationals, so we really had to pick our passes wisely. We’ve got speed in this car though, so that gives me lots of confidence and hopefully we can knock off a win soon.”

Sanders was able to get by Golobic to earn the final spot on the podium aboard his North County Plastering/ Lancaster Locksmith No. 17 machine. “The race track was great tonight so I really have to tip my hat to the whole track prep crew,” commented Sander’s, who unofficially takes over the points lead. “That was a really fun race tonight being able to dice it up like that in traffic. We’ve had a great start to the season and the consistency we have put together has been something I’ve definitely focused on. We really want to get a win here though and hopefully that can happen next week. We’ll be trying hard for it.”

Dustin Golobic crossed the line in fourth to earn his best career Ocean Sprints finish. The younger Golobic was impressive all night long and continues to improve as the weeks go on. Gilroy’s Kurt Nelson also made some great moves in the feature to round out the top-five for the second race in a row with the Ocean Sprints.

Fremont’s Shane Golobic accepted the Back Row Challenge during the main event and ended the race in sixth. That however, came after he had suffered a flat tire while having already charged to sixth by lap 10, which forced him to the rear for a second time. His efforts earned him the High Five Pizza Hard Charger Award.

Tracy’s Austin Liggett was impressive, running in the top-five, before earning his career best Ocean Sprints finish in seventh. Nicholas Ringo and Fresno’s Koen & Kyler Shaw completed the top-10 in the feature.

Shane Golobic started off the night by earning the Ray Scheidts Electric Fast Time Award with a clocking of 11.763 to beat out the 19-car field. Three eight-lap heat races were needed and were captured by Liggett, Ringo and Scelzi. Full results will be found at www.racepmg.com

A-main finish: 1. 2 Brad Furr, 2. 41 Dominic Scelzi, 3. 17 Justin Sanders, 4. 9j Dustin Golobic, 5. 72w Kurt Nelson, 6. 22 Shane Golobic, 7. 83 Austin Liggett, 8. 3t Nicholas Ringo, 9. 88 Koen Shaw, 10. 92 Kyler Shaw, 11. 8 Jeremy Chisum, 12. 25z Jason Chisum, 13. 58 Jerry Bonnema, 14. 7h Jake Haulot, 15. 55 Danny Malfatti, 16. 51 Anthony Espinosa, 17. 6d Josh Chisum, 18. 23 Ken Fredenburg, 19. 34 Darrell Taylor

The Ocean Sprints presented by Taco Bravo will return to action next Friday night May 1 with round number four on the season. It will be a PMG Double Down Bonus weekend event, paired with Saturday’s Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial at Silver Dollar Speedway. If a driver wins both nights they’ll take home a $3000 bonus.

 

 

Cranston Captures DCRP Sprint Win as Sellard Doubles Up in Mods!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (April 25, 2015) – Luke Cranston made a long-awaited first trip to Dodge City Raceway Park victory lane by topping Saturday night’s 25-lap DCRP Sprint Car feature atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

While Cranston enjoyed Sprint Car victory spoils, Clay Sellard doubled up by winning not only the makeup IMCA Modified feature event from April 11 but then the regularly scheduled feature as well.

In other action, reigning IMCA Sport Modified champion Jeff Kaup captured his first win of the year, Michael Pepper made it two-for-two in IMCA Stock Car action and Matt O’Hair made a last corner pass to take IMCA Hobby Stock honors.

With 27 DCRP Sprint Cars on hand, Ness City native Cranston landed the pole starting position in the feature after a heat race win and made the most of it by leading all 20 laps to record the win aboard the Myers Racing Engines/S&S Trailer Sales No. 20.

“It always help to start out front, it feels good to finally get a win here,” Cranston said in victory lane.

Cranston survived some late pressure from Tyler Knight in traffic, with a final caution just four laps from the end giving Cranston open track that helped seal the deal.

“The biggest thing is that one of sponsors passed away here a couple of weeks ago,” Cranston said. “Joe Bogner helped us out a lot over the years so we’re gonna have a few Buds in his honor.”

Cranston outgunned Ray Seemann at the drop of the green flag with Knight and C.J. Johnson both moving past Seemann for second and third, respectively, on the ninth round.

Following a second Lance Davis spin at the midway point, Cranston kept Knight at bay as Johnson and Jake Bubak diced for the third position. As traffic came into play, Knight nearly pulled alongside before a final caution flew when Cody Lampe spun exiting turn two, with sixth-runner Ty Williams spinning to avoid further contact.

Cranston sailed on to the checkered flag over the final four rounds ahead of Knight with Johnson, Bubak and Seemann rounding out the current top five. Zach Blurton climbed from 11th to sixth with Kris Moore, 14th-starter Brian Herbert, Barry Crane and Jeremy Huish completing the top ten.

The evening began with the IMCA Modified main event postponed from the April 11 season opener with Clay Sellard racing past early leader Austin Allen on the opening round en route to his first of two wins on the night.

Reigning track champion Allen paced the opening eight rounds ahead of Joel Lane and Sellard, with Sellard racing past Lane for second on the eighth lap and then disposing of Allen for the lead the next time around.

Allen battled back on the 12th round, only to have a caution negate the move. Sellard took full advantage of the reprieve, keeping has chasers at bay the rest of the way even with an unhinged hood blocking his view.

Allen chased Sellard to the line with Lane, Kevin Gray and William Nusser rounding out the top five.

Mired six rows deep in the night’s regularly scheduled IMCA Modified feature, Sellard needed just a handful of laps to charge into third and then took the lead way from Jack Kirchoff two rounds later.

Sellard opened up a full straightaway advantage in short order, only to have it erased by a wild six-car melee exiting turn four on the 12th lap.

With Sellard setting the pace, Austin Allen was on the march from 24th after crossing the scales light in his heat race. Sixth on the lap 12 restart, Allen made a quick move to third and then found himself in second behind Sellard when Kale Beavers pulled to the infield with front end woes after a lap 14 tangle that brought out the race’s final caution.

Sellard kept Allen a handful of car-lengths back the rest of the way to post the win as it was another Sellard-Allen one-two finish with Brian Oelkers, Jimmy Brozek and Kevin Gray rounding out the top five.

In IMCA Sport Modified action, Woodward’s Jeff Kaup raced by Josh Appel on the high side on the fourth round and led the rest of the way to pick up the win in the 15-lapper.

One late caution with three laps to go gave his chasers hope, but there were no challengers for Kaup as he raced to the checkered flag ahead of Kevin Tabor, Appel, Michael Pepper and Bart Baker.

Pulling double-duty, Pepper battled past Marlin Hogie on the eighth round en route to capturing his second consecutive IMCA Stock Car feature with Ron Hartman and Dusty Witthuhn next across the stripe.

In IMCA Hobby Stock action, Matt O’Hair advanced from his sixth starting position to second by the fourth round and put the pressure on leader Tobby Schield throughout before finally slipping under and edging ahead in the final pair of corners. Schield settled for second with Travis McLemore in third.

Action resumes at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday night, May 9, with URSS / DCRP Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park – April 25 Results:

DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 49-Kris Moore, 3. 88j-Jeremy Huish, 4. 9-Jake Bubak, 5. 97-Brian Herbert, 6. 28-Tracey Hill, 7. 1x-Cody Lampe, 8. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 9. 3-Ryan Walters.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 11k-Tyler Knight, 2. 9d-Lance Davis, 3. 72-Ray Seemann, 4. 007k-Jared Kern, 5. 28T-Tom Belsky, 6. 10-Jordan Knight, 7. 7r-Beau Ricke, 8. 67-Damian Cain, 9. 33-Koby Walters.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 2. 30c-Barry Crane, 3. 911-Ty Williams, 4. 2-James Riner, 5. 2j-Zach Blurton, 6. 11-Keefe Hemel, 7. 6-Kaden Taylor, 8. 19g-Josh Gilcrease, 9. 05-Steve Blackburn.

“B” Main (12 Laps): 1. 1x-Cody Lampe, 2. 28-Tracey Hill, 3. 7r-Beau Ricke, 4. 6-Kaden Taylor, 5. 10-Jordan Knight, 6. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 7. 3-Ryan Walters, 8. 05-Steve Blackburn, 9. 19g-Josh Gilcrease, 10. 67-Damian Cain. DNS: 33-Koby Walters.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 11k-Tyler Knight, 3. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 4. 9-Jake Bubak, 5. 72-Ray Seemann, 6. 2j-Zach Blurton, 7. 49-Kris Moore, 8. 97-Brian Herbert, 9. 30c-Barry Crane, 10. 88j-Jack Kirchoff 11. 11-Keefe Hemel, 12. 2-James Riner, 13. 911-Ty Williams, 14. 007k-Jared Kern, 15. 1x-Cody Lampe, 16. 28T-Tom Belsky, 17. 28-Tracey Hill, 18. 7r-Beau Ricke, 19. 9d-Lance Davis, 20. 6-Kaden Taylor.

IMCA Modifieds:

“A” Main postponed from April 11 (20 Laps): 1. 85c-Clay Sellard, 2. 18-Austin Allen, 3. 57-Joel Lane, 4. 16-Kevin Gray, 5. 7n-William Nusser, 6. 01x-Beau Davis, 7. 3h-Ryan Heger, 8. 64-Jimmy Brozek, 9. 1n-Nick Link, 10. 22k-Brad Keller, 11. 2L-Tracy Link, 12. 36-Travis Simmons, 13. 01-Jesse Smith, 14. 25-Kale Beavers, 15. 98k-Danny Keller, 16. 29b-Brian Oelkers, 17. B21-Chadd Brown, 18. 23s-Heath Myers, 19. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 20. A2-Randy Wilson, 21. 75-Randle McRoberts. DNS: 9-Cole Traugott, 25x-Scott Green.

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 1n-Nick Link, 2. 98k-Danny Keller, 3. 36-Travis Simmons, 4. 23s-Heath Myers, 5. M15-Mike Martin, 6. 01x-Beau Davis, 7. 3c-Dale Wanger, 8. 18-Austin Allen. DNS: 75-Randle McRoberts.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 25-Kale Beavers, 2. 85c-Clay Sellard, 3. B21-Chadd Brown, 4. 64-Jimmy Brozek, 5. 7s-David Solberg, 6. 7n-William Nusser, 7. 2L-Tracy Link, 8. 44T-Tanner Brack. DNS: a2-Randy Wilson.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 29b-Brian Oelkers, 2. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 3. 01-Jesse Smith, 4. 16-Kevin Gray, 5. 57-Joel Lane, 6. 3h-Ryan Heger, 7. 22k-Brad Keller, 8. 52-Clayton Hogie.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 85c-Clay Sellard, 2. 18-Austin Allen, 3. 29b-Brian Oelkers, 4. 64-Jimmy Brozek, 5. 16-Kevin Gray, 6. 3c-Dale Wanger, 7. B21-Chadd Brown, 8. 98k-Danny Keller, 9. 7n-William Nusser, 10. 23s-Heath Myers, 11. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 12. 44T-Tanner Brack, 13. 25-Kale Beavers, 14. 57-Joel Lane, 15. 52-Clayton Hogie, 16. 01-Jesse Smith, 17. 36-Travis Simmons, 18. 3h-Ryan Heger, 19. 01x-Beau Davis, 20. 2L-Tracy Link, 21. M15-Mike Martin, 22. 22k-Brad Keller, 23. 1n-Nick Link, 24. 7s-David Solberg. DNS: 75-Randle McRoberts, a2-Randy Wilson.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 37-Bart Baker, 2. 33k-Jason Lunow, 3. 12-Kevin Tabor, 4. 22r-Dan Rogers, 5. 66-Tim Loomis, 6. 12m-Alan Melton, 7. 25c-Darren Coyle, 8. 2c-Matthew Crowell, 9. 2r-Adrian Ramirez. DNS: 8-Brian May.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 65j-Josh Appel, 2. 92-Jeff Kaup, 3. 44-Austin Walker, 4. 22p-Michael Pepper, 5. 56m-Mike Appel, 6. 27g-Kamren Gruber, 7. 57-Tanner Brunson, 8. 7j-Jamie French, 9. 21j-Jeremy Sigler.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 92-Jeff Kaup, 2. 12-Kevin Tabor, 3. 65j-Josh Appel, 4. 22p-Michael Pepper, 5. 37-Bart Baker, 6. 56m-Mike Appel, 7. 57-Tanner Brunson, 8. 27g-Kamren Gruber, 9. 2c-Matthew Crowell, 10. 22r-Dan Rogers, 11. 8-Brian May, 12. 33k-Jason Lunow, 13. 66-Tim Loomis, 14. 7j-Jamie French, 15. 21j-Jeremy Sigler, 16. 25c-Darren Coyle, 17. 2r-Adrian Ramirez, 18. 44-Austin Walker. DNS: 12m-Alan Melton.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 22p-Michael Pepper, 2. 33-Marlin Hogie, 3. 55h-Ron Hartman, 4. 3-Chris Oliver, 5. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 6. D44-Randy Dowell, 7. 19-Brent Copeland, 8. 58-Kyle Tillery. DNS: 86-Mel Halling.

“A” Main (12 Laps): 1. 22p-Michael Pepper, 2. 55h-Ron Hartman, 3. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 4. D44-Randy Dowell, 5. 33-Marlin Hogie, 6. 3-Chris Oliver, 7. 19-Brent Copeland, 8. 58-Kyle Tillery. DNS: 86-Mel Halling.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 2. 72T-Tobby Schield, 3. 91d-Cody Davis, 4. 45p-Michael Penrod, 5. 51-Clint Long, 6. 75x-Duane Mathes.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. 42m-Zach McLemore, 3. 007-Bryan Habiger, 4. 27-Tommy Fose, 5. 26T-Travis McLemore, 6. 7-Tom Reed.

“A” Main (12 Laps): 1. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 2. 72T-Tobby Schield, 3. 26T-Travis McLemore, 4. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 5. 91d-Cody Davis, 6. 42m-Zach McLemore, 7. 27-Tommy Fose, 8. 007-Bryan Habiger, 9. 45p-Michael Penrod, 10. 7-Tom Reed, 11. 51-Clint Long. DNS: 75x-Duane Mathes.

 

 

Past Champs Shine at Skagit Speedway

4/25/15

Alger, WA – Three past champions showed why they will be forces to be reckoned with in the 2015 race season at Skagit Speedway in round two of the Dwayne Lane’s Family of Auto Centers Racing Series. Former Sportsman and 360 Track Champion Kelsey Carpenter was victorious in the 410 division, multiple time Sportsman Champ Steve Parker was the winner in a thrilling Sportsman Sprint main and defending champ Freddie Vela won his second feature in a row in the Outlaw Tuner class.

Despite the slim field of competitors, the race for the 410 lead was thrilling. Carpenter led wire to wire, but both Skylar Gee and Tayler Malsam gave him everything he could handle over the final 15 frames of the 25 lap main. Carpenter can now claim victories in all three divisions of Sprint Cars at Skagit Speedway with the win. Malsam edged Gee late for second. Carpenter won the heat race and Malsam was quick time.

Using all of his veteran moxie and guile, Steve Parker raced to the win in the Sportsman Sprint division. Parker inherited the lead on lap seven when race leader Geoff Needham caught the inside berm in turn two and vaulted into the inside guard rail. Parker would build a small advantage that rapidly went away as he approached slower cars, as Devin Barnes was marching toward the front. Amongst heavy traffic, Barnes snuck by Parker for the lead up high off turn four on lap 11 to grab his only lead of the race. Parker, to his credit, did not panic, diving back to the inside of Devin in turn one, and using a slower car like a basketball style pick, retook the lead at lap 12. Barnes kept the pressure high on Parker as the race wound down, and a lap 24 caution would remove slower traffic from the equation and create a green-white-checkered finish. The initial try failed as Clayton Sibley lost power, so the field bunched again for another go. Parker got a good run on the next attempt, and the field completed lap 25 when caution flew again, this time for Brett McGhie. Steve and Devin led the field down one more time to green, and when the checkered flag flew on lap 27, it was Parker winning followed by Barnes and Bill Rude in third. Parker was the fast qualifier on the night. Tyler Fox, Paul Burdick and Ben Gunderson won the heats.

Freddie Vela had his hands full in the Outlaw Tuner main. The defending champ raced from 10th to the lead on lap five, then fended off a very racey Matt Powers who gave him everything he could handle before settling for second. Cliff Ballenger gave Powers a fabulous race for second before settling for third. Jon Gunderson was the heat winner and led the first four laps of the main.

410 Sprints Fast Time – Tayler Malsam 11.993 Heat – Kelsey Carpenter, Skylar Gee, Jason Solwold, Tayler Malsam, Nate Vaughn Main – Kelsey Carpenter, Malsam, Gee, Solwold, Vaughn Lap Leaders – Carpenter 1-25

Sportsman Sprints Fast Time – Steve Parker 13.176 Heat 1 – Tyler Fox, Lance Sargent, Geoff Needham, Steve Parker, Roger Oudman, Victoria Cantu, Julian Fuentes Heat 2 – Paul Burdick, Joe Lyon, Devin Barnes, James Bundy, Brett McGhie, Ashley Lewellen, Trevor Cook Heat 3 – Ben Gunderson, Clayton Sibley, Bill Rude, Greg Otis, Lee Hornbeck, Dave Mead Main – Steve Parker, Barnes, Rude, Fox, Sargent, Bundy, Gunderson, Cantu, Burdick, Lewellen, Hornbeck, Cook, McGhie, Sibley, Needham, Fuentes, Mead, Oudman, Lyon, Otis Lap Leaders – Needham 1-6 Parker 7-10 Barnes 11 Parker 12-27

Outlaw Tuners Heat – Jon Gunderson, Cliff Ballenger, Matt Powers, Brandon Berg, Jack Desrosier, Ben Wilton, Howard Vos, Dalton Taylor, Cody Carper Main – Freddie Vela, Powers, Ballenger, Desrosier, Gunderson, Vos, Wilton, Carper, Taylor, Berg Lap Leaders – Gunderson 1-4 Vela 5-17

 

 

Ed Lynch Jr., Alex Ferree and Corey McPherson pad win totals Rex King Sr. passes Swartzlander to join winning sons last week

Sarver, PA (April 17, 2015) The hardiest of the hardy were present in the stands and in the pits Friday night at Lernerville Speedway as Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner�s Premium Iced Teas was in action for the second Budweiser Points night of the young season.

A chilly, brisk night awaited all in attendance and a slippery surface greeted the drivers upon their arrival. From the outset, traction was at a premium, and most drivers spent the most of the night trying to find what little grip there was. However the track remained as smooth as it was slippery. And the relative lack of cautions, four combined in all features, helped keep the show running at a welcomed quick pace given the coolness of the night.

On the track, Alex Ferree put the Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Model field to bed with relative ease, while Ed Lynch Jr. returned once again to claim his second consecutive feature win in the Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints. In the Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds, Rex King Sr. overtook Brian Swartzlander to keep the King family name rolling into Victory Lane for a second week. Corey McPherson kept the field behind him for 20 laps to record yet another victory in the Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman.

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models:

Kenny Schaltenbrand led the 18-car field to the green flag and jumped out to the early lead as Alex Ferree climbed to second in the opening laps. It didn't take Feree long to start applying pressure on the top side where he eventually overtook Schaltenbrand on lap two.

Ferree eased through the first round of lapped traffic at the 8-lap mark and went to work putting a three second advantage between himself and Schaltenbrand as Michael Norris held firmly in the third spot. Mike Pegher Jr. and Jared Miley started waging a battle for positions three and four around the halfway mark.

To say Ferree was dominant Friday night would be an understatement as he began to work all three grooves while weaving in and out of the emerging lapped traffic. While Pegher and Miley managed to get around Norris for third with five to go, neither was able to reel in Ferree. It was the veteran late model pilot�s 30th feature win of his Lernerville career.

Top 10:

1. Alex Ferree 2. Kenny Schaltenbrand 3. Jared Miley 4. Michael Norris 5. Mike Pegher Jr. 6. Russ King 7. Doug Eck 8. Colton Flinner Jr. 9. John Garvin Jr. 10. Gary Lyle

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds:

Steve Feder took a wild ride down the front stretch last Friday night and came back for another round in a backup car. He found himself starting up front with Brian Swartzlander who took the early lead followed by Rex King Sr. Diehl Modified title contenders Mat Williamson and Rex King Jr. would have to climb from their 9th and 11th starting positions and get there in a hurry to catch Swartzlander to be a factor. At the 8-lap mark, Swartzlander and King Sr. had managed to gain separation from third running Garrett Krummert and field behind them. The quick mover was Williamson who managed to climb to fourth.

The battle for the lead between Swartzlander and King Sr. then intensified as they encountered lapped traffic at the halfway point. Swartzlander was stationed on the bottom, while King Sr. opted for a mid-high groove. Swartzlander was smooth though, and managed to pull King Sr. through the initial lapped traffic.

But once they got into clean air on lap 16, King Sr. used the momentum on the top to get around Swartzlander and then put distance behind him as Wiliamson and Swartzlander battled for second in the waning laps with Williamson on the bottom as Swartzlander moved to the high side. And when the checkered flag flew, the elder statesman among Kings finished the job with a 2.5 second advantage at the finish line.

Top 10:

1. Rex King Sr. 2. Brian Swartzlander 3. Mat Williamson 4. Garrett Krummert 5. Rex King Jr. 6. Jeremiah Shingledecker 7. Steve Feder 8. Rick Regalski 9. Dave Murdick 10. Tom Winkle

Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints:

Ed Lynch Jr. surprised many in attendance with his second straight appearance and he made the most of it putting a 16-car sprint car field behind him with relative ease; claiming his 110th sprint feature victory at Lernerville.

When the green flag flew, Dan Kuriger and Brandon Matus shared the front row as Lynch wasted no time entering into the fray by jumping from his 11th starting spot to fourth in a matter of three laps. Brandon Matus was the early leader and kept his father Brent behind him in the early laps. The younger Matus elected the mid to high groove in the early going while his dad started to apply pressure for the lead around lap seven.

Lynch got by third running Dan Kuriger right before the caution flag waved when Davey Jones jumped the cushion in turn four. On the restart, Lynch was directly behind Brandon as Brent was penalized four spots for jumping the original start. Brandon kept the lead until the caution flag waved again on lap 16 for Eric Williams.

On the ensuing restart, Lynch went to the outside of Matus in turn four for the lead, and there was no catching him as he put two seconds between himself and Matus en route to the victory while Brandon Matus and a charging AJ Flick rounded out the podium.

Top 10:

1. Ed Lynch Jr. 2. Brandon Matus 3. AJ Flick 4. Brent Matus 5. Dan Kuriger 6. Jared Zimbardi 7. Brandon Spithaler 8. Carl Bowser 9. Scott Priester 10. Sye Lynch

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman:

Corey McPherson dominated a field of 19 Pic-A-Part Sportsmen from the front row, earning his 19th career Lernerville victory in the process.

2014 Rookie of the Year Aaron Easler started up front beside McPherson. After a couple of attempts at a clean start, McPherson went to the outside and the early lead from the drop of the green flag.

The caution flag waved on lap two when contender Mike Miller spun in front of the field in turn three; collecting several cars in the process including Defending Champion Jim Fosnaught.

When racing resumed, McPherson held his lead as Easler, Wayne Carbo and Brett McDonald followed suit by staying exactly where they were for the remainder of the 20-lap main event.

Top 10:

1. Corey McPherson 2. Aaron Easler 3. Wayne Carbo 4. Brett McDonald 5. Bob Egley 6. Jim Fosnaught 7. Terry Young 8. Joe Kelley 9. Joe Zambotti 10. Jeff Miller

Racing resumes next Friday night as the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints pay a visit to the action track along with the RUSH Late Models, RUSH Modifieds and the Pic-A-Part Sportsman all in action!

 

 

Clauson Takes 27th Career Victory, Andruskevitch Wins First of 2015

April 25, 2015

Jacksonville, IL - Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Indiana earned his 27th career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory after fending off a late race challenge from Christopher Bell, while Aaron Andruskevitch of Riverton, Illinois won the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series feature event with a last lap pass on Nathan Benson.

Darren Hagen of Riverside, California started on the pole in the Esslinger-powered #17 BOSS Chassis, sharing the front row with Jake Neuman of New Berlin, Illinois. At the wave of the green flag, Hagen would power into the lead heading straight for the treacherous Jacksonville Speedway curb with Clauson and Neuman in tow. As Hagen worked the outside rim of the mile oval, Bryan Clauson would begin to meticulously reel in the driver out of Riverside, California. On lap nine, Clauson would slide Hagen in turns three and four, making it stick to become the new race leader, all the while as Andrew Felker's Stanton-powered BOSS Chassis edged closer towards the duo.

As Clauson entered lap traffic, Andy Malpocker would bike his Esslinger-powered Spike Chassis hard on the treacherous curb in turns one and two, barely saving it, but collecting Jake Neuman who pirouetted into the air before landing rubber side down, bringing out the first caution of the night. Neuman would restart at the tail of the field and continue to race. With 12 laps down, Clauson would lead the field back to green setting a blistering pace. On lap 16, Isaac Schuer would bring out the second caution of the night as he tried to exit the track with a flat right rear tire, but got stuck exiting along the front stretch.

Clauson would again lead the field back to green in the Rusty Kunz Racing/Curb-Agajanian SR-11-powered Spike Chassis with Hagen and Felker still in tow. On lap 17 Felker would slide Hagen for second and make it stick. Upon taking over the second position, Felker's slide job would break the momentum just enough for the Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports duo of Christopher Bell and Tanner Thorson as both drivers overtook Hagen on lap 17. Bell, not satisfied with third, set his sights on Felker, overtaking Felker on lap 20 for the second position. As Clauson began working lap traffic, most likely unaware that Bell was beginning to close in, try as he might, Christopher Bell would be unable to take the lead away from Clauson. Taking the final podium position was Andrew Felker and coming in fourth was Tanner Thorson. Rounding out the top five was Darren Hagen.

"I got a little tight, especially in three and four," explained a victorious Bryan Clauson. "We were struggling, but fortunately we were able to use lap traffic there. Anytime you can beat those Keith Kunz cars, it's a heck of a night."

"Just couldn't quite get around him," said second place finisher Christopher Bell. "I thought I had something for him on the front straightaway and I got into a lap car and ran over his left rear. But, that was still a fun race."

"Just got too tight in the cushion and let Christopher [Bell] back by," explained third place finisher Andrew Felker. "We just really needed lap traffic. Felt like we could really move around better than some of them there in lap traffic. Needed to get ourmomentum up to get going, but overall, a good night."

Driving the GMS Racing Engines, Suzuki-powered Stallard Chassis, Aaron Andruskevitch would overtake defending POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Champion (2013, 2014) Nathan Benson with a thrilling move coming off turn four. Sliding Benson entering turn three, Andruskevitch would be able to slow Benson's steam just enough to edge him at the line for the win.

"This kind of reminds me of last year here," explained Andruskevitch. "I didn't really have anything for Nathan in the long runs like that. Hat's off to Nathan, heck of a run. I love being able to run with people like him and Dereck King; wheel-to-wheel, just like a couple of weeks ago at Belleville."

"Better than sitting in the infield at Belleville and watching the finish, so I guess we'll take second," said a disappointed Benson. "Congrats to Aaron, he drove a good race."

"This was my first time running with POWRi, so a pretty good night," said third place finisher Chris Cochran. "We will be on the full tour this year."

Midgets

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 7 - Austin Brown, Heat 2:11A - Andrew Felker, Heat 3: 17 - Darren Hagen, Heat 4: 67 - Tanner Thorson

Great Clips Feature Winner: 63 - Bryan Clauson

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 63 - Bryan Clauson 2. 71 - Christopher Bell 3. 11A - Andrew Felker 4. 67 - Tanner Thorson 5. 17 - Darren Hagen 6. 39 - Spencer Bayston 7. 91T - Tyler Thomas 8. 7K - Tyler Courtney 9. 5X - Justin Peck 10. 7 - Austin Brown 11. 22 - Andy Malpocker 12. 56 - Alex Bright 13. 14 - Joey Moughan 14. 18P - Payton Pierce 15. 3N - Jake Neuman 16. 7X - Gage Walker 17. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 18. 97 - Ryan Robinson 19. 9K - Kyle Schuett 20. 2 - Seth Motsinger 21. 5C - Colten Cottle 22. 50 - Daniel Adler

Micros

Ford Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 65E - Chad Elliott, Heat 2: 3B - Shelby Bosie, Heat 3: 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer, Heat 4: 2B - Nathan Benson, Heat 5: 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch

Great Clips Feature Winner: 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch

POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series Feature Results (20 Laps): 1. 21 - Aaron Andruskevitch 2. 2B - Nathan Benson 3. 7C - Chris Cochran 4. 8H - Matthew Howard 5. 3B - Shelby Bosie 6. 46 - Zac Taylor 7. 55P - Joe B. Miller 8. 27 - Tucker Klaasmeyer 9. 32 - Josh Marcham 10. 37H - Nick Howard 11. 3 - Ayrton Gennetten 12. 22S - Slater Helt 13. 30T - Tyler Vantoll 14. 12C - Carlee Gress 15. 58H - Luke Hanning 16. 4C - Rob Cook 17. 77W - Joey Wirth 18. 42 - Andy Bishop 19. 65E - Chad Elliott 20. M2 - Michael Bustamante 21. 08C - Allen Cope 22. 9 - Austin Stewart

For more information, visit www.powri.com.

 

 

Silver Dollar Speedway – Chico, CA Contact: (530)-350-7275 www.silverdollarspeedway.com

Rico Abreu Beats the Rain; Wins Brownell Memorial

By: Elijah Jones

(April 24th, 2015)...............Rico Abreu had a rocket ship of a car from the time they unloaded at the Silver Dollar Speedway for the 8th Annual Bill Brownell Memorial prestented by Shane Scott and Withrow Motorsports. Anytime he shows up at a racetrack he is a threat to win. Withrow Motorsports deserves a lot of accolades. They presented 20 gallons of Methanol to the Fast Qualifier, 10 gallons to each heat race winner, and 25 gallons to the Hard Charger in the Main Event. That is a huge donation for those drivers and we all appreciate them stepping up and helping out. With a lot of weather all around us and heading towards the speedway, the nights events were put in fast forward. Somehow we got it all in before the rains hit as the nights winners were being presented their trophies on the front straight. Rico Abreu picked up the popular 410 Sprint Car Win, Chris Warner won the Street Stock Main, Kevin Bender won an exciting Dwarf Car Main, and Brandon Powell picked up the win in the Economy Winged Sprint Car. Rico Abreu started the evening off by picking up the Tyler Wolf Fast Time Award by way of posting a blistering lap time of 11.700. He would pocket the $100 courtesy of Chuck Wolf, as well as take home 20 Gallons of Methanol from Withrows Motorsports. Heat Race wins were claimed by Mason Moore, Brad Bumgarner, and Justyn Cox. Each of those drivers would go home with an extra 10 Gallons of Methanol for their performance. At the drop of the Green Flag for the 33 Lap, $3300 to win event it was Mason Moore and Rico Abreu who would lead the field down to Green. Abreu would get the advantage and would not look back as he would lead all 33 laps to win. Jonathan Allard challenged Abreu in traffic only to have something break on the car entering turn #3 and spinning to a stop with 7 laps remaining. The scariest moment of the night definitely went to the Lethal Designs #88 of Brad Bumgarner. Bumgarner made wheel to wheel contact with another driver as they exited Turn number two. Launching Bumgarner's car 20 feet in the air, and resulting in his car landing on the top of the protective barriers lining the Pushoff Lane. “Biff Dawg” would climb out of the car and walk back to the pit area done for the night. After that it was clear sailing for Rutherford, CA driver Rico Abreu in the Paul Silva wrenched, Abreu Vineyards $24. Last weeks Main Event winner Colby Copeland had another great running by way of finishing 2nd, Mason Moore would hang on to the 3rd position. Jason Statler and Sean Becker would round out the Top five finishers. The Street Stock Main Event was dominated by 2014 Track Champion Chris Warner. Chris Warner and Eddie Hammett picked up Heat Race victories. Phil Marino gave Warner all he could handle in both the Heat Race and the Main Event but came up just short and finished 2nd. Eddie Hammett would round out the podium in the 3rd position. A great improvement from the first Points Race when he barrel rolled down the front straightaway. Brandon Powell dominated the 15 Lap Economy Sprint Car Main Event after he took the lead from Dusty Barton midway through the race. Barton would hang on to finish in the 2nd position while Ron Wyman came across the line in the 3rd position. Powell also collected the win in the division's lone Heat Race. Kevin Bender has been around Dwarf Car racing a long time and is one of the top supporters of Dwarf Car racing on the West Coast. He returned to Victory Lane at Silver Dollar Speedway by way of holding off vicious charges from the 4n of Ryan Winter. Winter has had a lot of success at SDS but would have to settle for 2nd tonight. We return to action next Friday and Saturday, May 1st and 2nd. Friday nights show will be Chuck Patterson Dodge Points Race #5 featuring the 410 Sprints, Street Stocks, Ltd. Late Models, and Wingless Sprints. Than we return on Saturday for the 25th running of the Dave Bradway Jr. Memorial at the Silver Dollar Speedway as the King of the West Sprint Car Series rolls into town. For ticket information for upcoming events please visit www.silverdollarspeedway.com.

 

 

Anderson, Sauder and Sherman Take Checkers at Limaland

(4/24/15) – A cool night for the Spring Fling at Limaland Motorsports Park produced some hot and fast action on the high-banked -mile racing oval. A noticeably gripping surface was tailor-made for veteran competitors Kyle Sauder, Tony Anderson and Todd Sherman. All three dominated the opposition, adding to their respective legacies of success, at the facility owned and operated by the University of Northwestern Ohio.

The Budweiser Thunderstocks led the feature racing to the green flag with their 15-lap finale. Lima’s Chris Douglas took his pole starting position to the early lead with a serious pack of challengers hovering close behind. It took a full four laps of furious action before Douglas surrendered the lead to Tony Anderson and Shawn Valenti. Those two finished first and second a week ago at the season opener and seemed intent on renewing their rivalry again on this night.

Anderson’s pass for the lead on the outside clearly showed his car was strong anywhere on the track and Valenti followed closely behind. Almost as impressive was Jordan Conover taking control of the third running position. Those three owned the podium seven days ago and this night would be no different.

A restart following the caution flag at lap number 13 gave Valenti and Conover an opportunity to challenge Anderson. Neither was able to create a genuine threat and could not overtake Anderson as the Elida resident roared to a 33rd career win in the Thunderstocks division at the track. It also made him the second qualifier in this early season for the end-of-year Reineke Family Dealership King of the Quarter Mile Races.

“I have a great crew and they work really hard on these cars,” stated Anderson, a nine-time track champion. “My backup car (Modified) was stuffed in the fence earlier tonight, but we will get it fixed and try to get Max (Stambaugh) in there again yet this year. I’m blessed that I’m able to do something that I really love to do and have done for the past 22 years.”

The ever popular k & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders moved to center stage for their 25-lap tussle with veteran Kyle Sauder leading the field to the green flag. Sauder was particularly dominant during the 2011-‘12 time frame, winning the track championship in 2011 and the All-Stars feature during Ohio Sprint Speedweek that season.

On this night, the Archbold, Ohio veteran took full advantage of the pole starting position and roared to the front at the start of the race. The track may have been too fast for Sauder to hug the wall around the top as he has many times previous. He was however able to make a middle-to-high racing line work superbly. Sauder was also passing cars on the inside at times, an indication of how well his vehicle was handling.

Hud Horton and Jared Horstman followed the red colored #83 machine around with multiple car lengths separating each of the three front runners. The most competitive race action on the track was for the second position with Horstman peaking inside of Horton for numerous laps around. Finally the orange #17 of Horstman made a pass on lap 23 to secure an eventual runner-up finish to Sauder.

Sauder’s triumph was his 14th career win at the track and first since 2012. “I have to thank God because with five laps to go I thought this car wasn’t gonna make it,” said a humble Sauder afterwards. “Fortunately, my guys had this thing hooked up pretty good tonight. I’m glad to be back on the front stretch (winner’s circle) again as it has been awhile.”

The K & N Modifieds closed out the evening’s features with their 20-lap event. Todd Sherman, the track’s all-time leading winner in the division, was intent on improving from a disastrous opening night that saw him fail to qualify for the feature race.

Veteran Andy Bibler led the 20-car field through the opening 8 laps with Sherman, Lima’s Jeff Koz and Wapakoneta’s Jerry Bowersock in hot pursuit. Sherman was stuck to the racing surface and seemed to be able to navigate anywhere he chose.

Finally on the lap number eight, Sherman blew past Bibler on the outside as the cars rolled through the start/finish line. From there, the Indiana veteran jammed the pedal down and although a pair of caution periods slowed his eventual run to the checkered flag, there was no one to overtake the five-time defending track champion. It marked the 41st win at the track for Sherman and propelled him back into the points chase for another title.

“There was no way I could afford a repeat of last week,” said Sherman. “We are way too good for that to happen and this track was tremendous for handling with my car tonight. The field of Modifieds this season so far keeps bringing out some very good drivers.”

Limaland Motorsports Park returns to action on Friday, May 1, with Modified Mayhem, featuring the K & N Filters UMP Modifieds. Also the K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders and the Budweiser Thunderstocks will compete. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

All the latest news and information about America’s premier quarter-mile dirt track can be found at www.limaland.com.

Limaland Motorsports Park - 4/24/2015 Anheuser Busch Night

McDonald’s Dash (5 Laps) 1. 17-Jared Horstman; 2. 10X-Dustin Stroup 3. 6S-J.R. Stewart; 4. 6M-Max Stambaugh

Bud Thunderstocks Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 1-Jared Spalding; 2. OO-Paul Norris; 3. OOP-Dean Pitts; 4. O1-Austen Raybourn; 5. 2-Jordon Lawrence; 6. 89-Keith Schockery; 7. 26-Justin Long

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti; 2. 7C-Jordan Conover; 3. 82-Chris Douglas; 4. 99-Andy King; 5. 53-Shane Aeschliman; 6. 17J-Jarrod Klay

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 27-Frank Paladino; 3. 22X-Rich Smith; 4. 52G-Stacey Gazarek; 5. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.; 6. 1J-Jj Butler

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 22T-Tony Anderson[6]; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[7]; 3. 7C-Jordan Conover[4]; 4. 27-Frank Paladino[3]; 5. 1-Jared Spalding[8]; 6. OO-Paul Norris[5]; 7. 82-Chris Douglas[1]; 8. OOP-Dean Pitts[2]; 9. 26-Justin Long[19]; 10. 53-Shane Aeschliman[14]; 11. O1-Austen Raybourn[10]; 12. 2-Jordon Lawrence[13]; 13. 22X-Rich Smith[9]; 14. 52G-Stacey Gazarek[12]; 15. 99-Andy King[11]; 16. 17J-Jarrod Klay[17]

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 28H-Hud Horton; 2. 8J-Jess Stiger; 3. 23-Devon Dobie; 4. 12-Kody Swanson; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup; 6. 35-Ron Blair; 7. 12J-Tyler Moore

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 83-Kyle Sauder; 2. 6S-Jr Stewart; 3. 11-Tim Allison; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer; 5. 31N-Rod Henning; 6. 27R-Kyle Locke; 7. 16B-Dakota Busche

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer) 1. 17-Jared Horstman; 2. 10-Mitch Brown; 3. 6M-Max Stambaugh; 4. 22H-Randy Hannagon; 5. 12R-Nick Roberts; 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 83-Kyle Sauder[1]; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[3]; 3. 28H-Hud Horton[2]; 4. 6S-Jr Stewart[5]; 5. 22H-Randy Hannagon[12]; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[4]; 7. 10-Mitch Brown[6]; 8. 6M-Max Stambaugh[9]; 9. 23-Devon Dobie[7]; 10. 10X-Dustin Stroup[13]; 11. 11-Tim Allison[8]; 12. 12-Kody Swanson[10]; 13. 49-Shawn Dancer[11]; 14. 31N-Rod Henning[14]; 15. 12J-Tyler Moore[19]; 16. 16B-Dakota Busche[20]; 17. 12R-Nick Roberts[15]; 18. 27R-Kyle Locke[17]; 19. 22R-Kevin Roberts[18]

 

 

Trey Starks Wins Night #1 Of WST Spring Showdown

By Ben Deatherage

 (Photo Courtesy of Malcolm White Photography)

Despite cold temperatures and occasional showers in the afternoon Trey Starks would make history when it comes to Sprint Car racing in the Pacific Northwest on Friday April 24th at the Cottage Grove Speedway. The Puyallup, Washington teenager will go down as the first ever main event winner of the newly formed Western Sprint Tour. It would also mark the first time that Starks would win a main event at the famed 1/4-mile clay oval. Nineteen entries would fill the pit area representing the states of Oregon, Washington, and Arizona.

At the drop of the green flag Chris Schmelzle of Colville, Washington, but originally out of Victoria, British Columbia, seized the early race over the competition. Schmelzle would set a rapid pace and build a decent size lead before entering lapped traffic. While Schmelzle navigated the lapped cars Treu Starks began to reel him in.

Starks would make some quick moves in traffic and got around Schmelzle to seize the lead on lap seven. From there Starks would stretch the distance between quite a bit betweent himself and second place creating a luxury of a massive margin and several lapped cars behind him.

The main event went incident free in the first half of the race but a handful of cautions would occur in the last fifteen laps. Starks would master every single restart and distanced himself from the rest of the field allowing him to go on to cruise to the main event win. It was the first win of the 2015 season for the Southland Equipment Limited/Starks Timber Processing/Rutz Racing/Fisher Racing Engines #55 J&J team.

Seth Nunes of Medford was a respectable second in his Napa Auto Parts/Lucas Oil Products/Rodgers Racing Engines/Awesome Race Wear #5N KPC followed by the Hamilton Construction/Speedmart Inc./Shark Racing Engines/Trainwreck Bar & Grill #96 XXX. The balance of the top five would consist of Lake Havasu City, Arizona's Logan Forler, in the Steve Forler Trucking/Rush Concrete Pumping/Lucas Oil Products/Parker Racing Engines #2L Maxim, in fourth while fifth was Cam Smith of Mill Creek, Washington in his Dave Smith Motorsports/Powdercoating Inc./DCSigns.ca/Shark Racing Engines #17 Maxim.

Earlier in the evening Greg Hamilton was fast time of the night and heat races were won by the Linder Powdercoating/Visual EFX Signs & Graphics/Rodgers Racing Engines #22 KPC of Garen Linder from Central Point, Trey Starks, and Chris Schmelzle. Seth Nunes would win the trophy dash to earn his pole starting position.

The Western Sprint Tour return to Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday April 25th for the second night of the Spring Showdown. In addition to the 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds and the Quality RV Repair Hornets will be support classes.

Admission prices are Adults $15.00, Juniors/Seniors/Military $13.00, Youths (Ages 6-12) $8.00, and Children 5 & Under FREE. Pit Gates will open at 2:00 PM, Front Gates 4:00, Qualifying 5:30, and Racing begins right around 6:45. Log on to www.cottagegrovespeedway.com for more information. For the latest WST news and info check out sprints.nwextremeseries.com.

Race Summary: Western Sprint Tour Race #1 Friday April 24th, 2015 Cottage Grove Speedway Cottage Grove, Oregon 19 Cars

A Feature: 1. 55-Trey Starks[4]; 2. 5N-Seth Nunes[1]; 3. 96-Greg Hamilton[6]; 4. 2L-Logan Forler[13]; 5. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith[14]; 6. 36-Chris Schmelzle[2]; 7. 22-Garen Linder[3]; 8. 4J-Allison Journey[10]; 9. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr[12]; 10. 87-Kyler Barraza[11]; 11. 5D-Patrick Dills[15]; 12. 70-Raquel Ivie[17]; 13. 23-Rob Lindsey[8]; 14. 45-Brent McGrath[18]; 15. 6A-Kady Adelman[9]; 16. 51-Kyle Miller[7]; 17. 21-Mike Griffith[16]; 18. 3-J.J. Hickle[5]; DNS 4-Colin Baker

Hard Charger: Logan Forler +9 Lap Leaders: Chris Schmelzle (1-6), Trey Starks (7-30)

Dash: 1. 5N-Seth Nunes; 2. 36-Chris Schmelzle; 3. 22-Garen Linder; 4. 55-Trey Starks; 5. 3-J.J. Hickle; 6. 96-Greg Hamilton

Heat 1: 1. 22-Garen Linder; 2. 23-Rob Lindsey; 3. 96-Greg Hamilton; 4. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr; 5. 51-Kyle Miller; 6. 70-Raquel Ivie

Heat 2: 1. 55-Trey Starks; 2. 3-J.J. Hickle; 3. 5N-Seth Nunes; 4. 5D-Patrick Dills; 5. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 6. 45-Brent McGrath

Heat 3: 1. 36-Chris Schmelzle; 2. 2L-Logan Forler; 3. 87-Kyler Barraza; 4. 21-Mike Griffith; 5. 4J-Allison Journey; 6. 6A-Kady Adelman; DNS 4-Colin Baker

Qualifying: 1. 96-Greg Hamilton; 2. 3-J.J. Hickle; 3. 6A-Kady Adelman; 4. 51-Kyle Miller; 5. 5N-Seth Nunes; 6. 4J-Allison Journey; 7. 22-Garen Linder; 8. 55-Trey Starks; 9. 36-Chris Schmelzle; 10. 21W-Vern Wheeler Jr; 11. 17-Cameron (Cam) Smith; 12. 87-Kyler Barraza; 13. 23-Rob Lindsey; 14. 5D-Patrick Dills; 15. 4-Colin Baker; 16. 70-Raquel Ivie; 17. 45-Brent McGrath; 18. 21-Mike Griffith; 19. 2L-Logan Forler

 

 

Chaney avoids problems to score 410 sprint win at Attica Drown battles to late model victory; Ryan gets last lap pass for 305 win

Friday, April 24, 2015 Contact: Brian Liskai Liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio – Rob Chaney avoided contact with another racer on two occasions and then blasted past Gary Taylor on a restart to drive to his 10th career 410 sprint win at Attica Raceway Park Friday.

At the beginning of the race Chaney and Cap Henry tangled on the front stretch while battling for third. A few laps later the two would make contact entering turn three leaving Henry with a flat tire while Chaney continued on. A restart with 19 laps to go gave Chaney the opportunity he needed as he executed a perfect slider on Taylor to take the lead. Taylor would hound Chaney the rest of the race including a restart with five laps to go. But, the Millersburg, Ohio driver would master the cushion to perfection to take the victory on Fisher Performance/Merrill Lynch Night.

Chaney is coming off a second place run with the UNOH All Stars the previous week at Wayne County Speedway. Though on Friday, his Stan Cortad owned team would bring out a different machine.

“You know how we are. We were running good so we had to try another car and see if we could make it go good. I guess it worked out,” said Chaney beside his Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating backed #9x.

“We had motor troubles all night and actually in the feature I really had a hard time running the curb the way I wanted to because it would pull down when I get up into it and I’d get tight. It may have helped me down the straight-away…it wouldn’t spin the tires but it was tough in the corners. For as bad as the motor was running the car was phenomenal. I want to thank Stan and all these guys. I’ve been with him a long time and it’s sweet to get these wins,” continued Chaney.

“The front stretch is on him and the back stretch is on me,” added Chaney of his run-in with Henry. “I’m going to go apologize to him because that was a really bad spot to get into him and honestly I don’t know how I closed on him that quick. I don’t know if he spun and I didn’t but I definitely didn’t intend to get into him there,” concluded Chaney, adding the win is a 16th birthday present to his son, Brayden.

Wooster, Ohio’s Doug Drown would battle Devin Shiels for several laps and then held off a late race challenge from Chris Keller to score his first win of the year in the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models. It was his seventh career win at Attica.

“We’ve been scratching our heads with this…I haven’t been happy with it. We’ve been running seconds and even tonight carrying the left front wheel. It’s fast but it’s hard to maneuver. I say that but tonight it was good all over,” said Drown beside his Halls Auto Sales/Malcuit Racing Engines/Nationwide Vehicle Protection/Wooster Glass/Kar Konnections backed #240.

“I knew there was an outside down there (turns three and four)…those guys were cat fishing and I knew I could roll them if they got fighting. It was there…the track was there. The guys did a great job on the track. It’s definitely a great place to race,” continued Drown.

“I wasn’t going to race at all this year. Thank you to Leroy Hall and Halls Auto Sales and Charlie Duncan for giving up the ride for me to get in for me to play around. I didn’t get to hot lap because of work…work comes first..I have to take care of the family. I’m fortunate that Dave Miller and I work hard in the garage. I think we’ve found something,” concluded Drown.

Defending Attica 305 sprint champion Jordan Ryan would drive around Steve Rando on a restart with just one lap to go to score his third straight win and the eighth of his career at the track. Ryan said his goal this year is to win not only the Attica title again but the Fremont Speedway and JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series as well.

“I was going to low in one and two a couple of laps before and Rando kept getting a run. So I knew (on the last lap restart) I had to hit my marks in the middle. I could pretty much hold it wide open in the middle. The car was getting on the left rear so good and I came out next to him. I knew he was going to be fast in three and four and I knew I had to get the good slide job in and it worked,” said Ryan beside his Village Pizza House/KDB Rentals/Burns Electric/Frosty Frog/Sandwisch Hay and Straw/J&J Automotive/Kistler Racing Products/Griff’s Engines/Big D’s Lawncare/Walton’s Cutting Crew/Precision Body and Frame backed machine.

“To keep going from last year is pretty cool. We’re going to try and win all three championships. This time it wasn’t so easy,” added Ryan who started 11th in the feature.

For the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints 30 lap feature Jordan Harble and Gary Taylor would bring the field to green. Taylor would jump out to a big advantage over Harble with Chris Andrews, Chaney, Henry, Duane Zablocki and Dean Jacobs in tow.

Harble’s motor would let go a lap later with Taylor holding a commanding lead over Andrews, Henry, Chaney, Jacobs, Zablocki, Nate Dussel and Byron Reed. Taylor would blast into lapped traffic on lap six with a tremendous three-way battle being waged for second involving Andrews, Henry and Chaney. Henry and Chaney would tangle entering turn three on lap seven with Henry stopping with a flat tire. He would rejoin the rear of the field. The restart order was Taylor, Andrews, Chaney, Jacobs, Reed and 14th starter Caleb Griffith.

When the green flew so did Taylor, pulling away to a several car length lead while Andrews, Chaney and Jacobs battled hard for second. D.J. Foos would bring out the caution with 11 laps in with the running order now Taylor, Chaney, Andrews, Reed, Jacobs and Griffith.

On the restart Chaney executed a perfect slider in turns one and two to take the lead. Taylor would continue to race to Chaney’s inside over the next three laps while Andrews was fending off Jacobs, Reed, Stuart Brubaker, Dussel and Hunter Schuerenberg who started 16th.

The leaders would hit heavy lapped traffic by the 18th lap with the running order Chaney, Taylor, Andrews, Jacobs, Reed, Brubaker, Dussel, Schuerenberg and Griffith. Dussel would take a tumble in turn four on lap 22 to bring the action to a halt. Dussel was uninjured.

Chaney and Taylor would pull away slightly on the restart with Andrews and Jacobs locked in a battle for third with Reed, Brubaker, Griffith and Schuerenberg in pursuit. Dain Naida would coast to a stop on the front stretch with five laps to go with the running order Chaney, Taylor, Andrews, Jacobs, Reed, Griffith, Brubaker and Schuerenberg.

Chaney and Taylor continued to run close with Jacobs taking third on lap 27 followed by Andrews, Reed, Griffith and Brubaker. Chaney would drive to the win over Taylor, Jacobs, Andrews and Griffith.

In the Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Model 25 lap feature Devin Shiels and Jim Gingery would bring the field to green. Before a lap could be completed Josh Haynes would spin. On the ensuing restart Shiels would grab the lead over Gingery, Matt Irey, Ryan Missler, Ryan Markham and Drown.

Irey would take second a lap later with Gingery and Markham battling for third. Markham would take third on lap four and bring Missler to fourth. Irey would race to Shiels inside by the sixth circuit as the leader raced into traffic.

By lap 10 Shiels led Irey with Drown, Markham and 10th starter Chris Keller staying close. The caution would fly on lap 13 for Haynes. On the restart Shiels would continue to lead as Irey slipped up allowing Drown, Markham, Missler and Keller to get by.

Drown would immediately challenge Shiels as the two raced side by side over the next two laps. On lap 18 Drown would drive around Shiels to the lead with Markham, Keller, Missler, Irey, Mike Bores and Rick Bond giving chase. Keller would move into second on lap 22 but ran out of laps as Drown drove to the win. Keller, Shiels, Missler and Irey would round out the top five.

John Ivy and Luke Griffith paced the field for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature. Griffith, last year’s rookie of the year, would gain the advantage over Ivy, Steve Rando, Seth Schneider and T.J. Michael.

Coming out of four to complete the fourth lap, Griffith would tangle with the heavy cushion and spin, handing the lead go Ivy. When the green reappeared Ivy would have his hands full with Rando and Michael as Schneider, Ricky Peterson and Paul Weaver gave chase.

On lap six Michael would blast into the cushion in turn four, ending his night. On the restart Ivy would lead Rando, Schneider, Peterson, Weaver, Ryan and Jamie Miller. Ivy and Rando raced side by side over the next hand full of laps while Ryan methodically worked his way into third by lap 12.

Rando would bounce over the cushion in turns three and four on lap 14 allowing Ryan to take second. Ryan would immediately race to Ivy’s inside but the veteran held off the young challenger over the next few laps.

It was nearly disaster on lap 17 when Frank Neill and Jim Taddeo would tangle in turn four right in front of the leaders. On the restart Ivy would continue to hold off Ryan with Randy mounting another challenge with Schneider, Peterson and Bobby Clark giving chase.

From lap 18 through lap 22 it was a tremendous three car battle for the lead with Ryan on the bottom, Ivy in the middle and Rando up top. Rando would drive into the lead on lap 23 with Ryan taking second while Ivy stayed close in third.

As the leaders raced into turns three and four on the final lap Neill and Alex Hill would bring out the caution. It would then become a one lap fight to the finish with the running order Rando, Ryan, Ivy, Clark, Schneider and Weaver.

Ryan would drive the middle of the track in turns one and two on the restart and Rando would blast to the top. The two were side by side down the back stretch and Ryan executed a slider in turn three to take the lead as they drove to the checkers. Behind Ryan and Rando at the finish line were Ivy, Clark and Weaver.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, May 1. It will be a Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series point race for the 410 sprints. The late models and 305 sprints will also be in action on Sutton Bank Night.

May 1st is also Scout night and all scouts and their leaders are encouraged to wear their uniforms for free admission. It will also be $1 hot dog night and the pits will be opened to everyone to meet the times following hot laps and before the night’s racing gets underway.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

Attica Raceway Park April 24, 2015 Fisher Performance/Merrill Lynch Night Starting position [x]

O’Reilly Auto Parts410 Sprints -

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, 8 advance to A) 1. 19-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 15H-Mitch Harble[1] ; 3. 21-DJ Foos[3] ; 4. 40DD-Nate Dussel[5] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[4] ; 6. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[8] ; 7. 77-Dain Naida[6] ; 8. 59-Bryan Nuckles[7]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, 8 advance to A) 1. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[5] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 7. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[1] ; 8. 41J-Jeremy Powley[8]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 - (8 Laps, 7 advance to A) 1. 1st-Gary Taylor[1] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 3. 5-Jordan Harble[2] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 9x-Rob Chaney[6] ; 2. 1st-Gary Taylor[2] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[14] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[10] ; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[11] ; 8. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[20] ; 9. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[16] ; 10. 60-Jody Keegan[13] ; 11. 68G-Tyler Gunn[21] ; 12. 21-DJ Foos[12] ; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs[15] ; 14. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 15. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 16. 45L-Brian Lay[18] ; 17. 59-Bryan Nuckles[22] ; 18. 77-Dain Naida[19] ; 19. 41J-Jeremy Powley[23] ; 20. 40DD-Nate Dussel[7] ; 21. 15H-Mitch Harble[9] ; 22. 22-Cole Duncan[17] ; 23. 5-Jordan Harble[1]

*Hard Charger Ryan Ruhl [20] to 8 +12 spots

Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints -

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, 8 advance to A) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 4. 18-TJ Michaels[7] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[5] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[6] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[8]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, 8 advande to A) 1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 4. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 6. 18N-Frank Neill[3] ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs[7]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 - (8 Laps, 6 advance to A) 1. 39-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 6. 77X-Alex Hill[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[11] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 4. 8-Bobby Clark[13] ; 5. 1W-Paul Weaver[10] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 8. 39-Jamie Miller[8] ; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs[9] ; 10. 12-Kyle Capodice[15] ; 11. 25-Jason Keckler[12] ; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron[14] ; 13. 7M-Brandon Moore[19] ; 14. 4*-Tyler Street[16] ; 15. 75-Jerry Dahms[21] ; 16. 87-Brian Gibbs[20] ; 17. 77X-Alex Hill[18] ; 18. 18N-Frank Neill[17] ; 19. 4T-James Taddeo[22] ; 20. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 21. 11G-Luke Griffith[2] ; 22. 18-TJ Michaels[6]

*Hard Charger Jordan Ryan [11] to 1 +10 spots

Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models -

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, 7 advance to A) 1. 007-Rick Bond[1] ; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler[4] ; 3. 71I-Matt Irey[5] ; 4. 51-Devin Shiels[3] ; 5. 30-Nate Potts[7] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[6] ; 7. 69-John Mayes Jr.[2]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, 7 advance to A) 1. 240-Doug Drown[7] ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 3. 21-Larry Kingseed[3] ; 4. 2*-Kyle Moore[5] ; 5. 27-Ken Hahn[4] ; 6. 42*-Bob Mayer[2] ; 7. 71-Dave Hornikel[1]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 - (8 Laps, 7 advance to A) 1. 48B-Mike Bores[1] ; 2. 00-Chris Keller[7] ; 3. 03-Jim Gingery[2] ; 4. 5J-Josh Haynes[3] ; 5. RH21-Greg Haskell[5] ; 6. 48-John Bores[6] ; 7. 53-Steve Sabo[4]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 240-Doug Drown[9] ; 2. 00-Chris Keller[10] ; 3. 51-Devin Shiels[1] ; 4. 50Y-Ryan Missler[6] ; 5. 71I-Matt Irey[4] ; 6. 5M-Ryan Markham[7] ; 7. 48B-Mike Bores[8] ; 8. 007-Rick Bond[5] ; 9. 2*-Kyle Moore[3] ; 10. 71-Dave Hornikel[20] ; 11. 48-John Bores[18] ; 12. 27-Ken Hahn[14] ; 13. 30-Nate Potts[13] ; 14. 69-John Mayes Jr.[19] ; 15. 69R-Doug Baird[16] ; 16. 53-Steve Sabo[21] ; 17. 42*-Bob Mayer[17] ; 18. RH21-Greg Haskell[15] ; 19. 5J-Josh Haynes[11] ; 20. 03-Jim Gingery[2] ; 21. 21-Larry Kingseed[12] *Hard Charger Dave Harnikel [20] to 10 +10 spots

 

 

Jed Werner Claims First URSS Career Win at The Duel At The “D”

The United Rebel Sprint Series kicked off its 10th Anniversary Season at the Liberal Fairgrounds Speedway with twenty four teams making the trip to the 3/8’s mile ‘D’ shaped oval. The track has hosted the Rebels several times and the unique shape of the track has always produced some great racing action for the fans.

Since this was the first race of the season for the Rebels, a “Revenge Draw” was used to determine the top ten qualifiers out of the heat races. Each of the heat race qualifiers drew a number 1 – 10, but they had to give that number to another driver. 2013 and 14 National Champion Jake Bubak drew the 1 pill and gave it to 2014 Kansas Region Rookie of the Year, Jed Werner, putting the second year driver on the pole for the A-Main. He would make the most of that opportunity by leading every lap and taking his very first URSS feature victory .

At the drop of green pole sitter Jed Werner took off with the lead as Kaden Taylor, Koby Walters, Zac Taylor and Jake Bubak rounded out the top five. By lap six C. J. Johnson had begun his push towards the front from his tenth place starting position, on lap eight took over the fifth spot. Werner stretched out his lead and was pulling away from the rest of the field with Zach Taylor and Kaden Taylor holding the second and third spots.

By lap eleven Luke Cranston had moved up to challenge Johnson for the fifth spot as the pair had their sights on the 9X of defending Series Champion of Jake Bubak. Lap fourteen saw Johnson make his way up to the third position as he and Bubak made their past Kaden Taylor. Cranston took over the fifth position on lap seventeen with Zach Blurton putting pressure on Kaden Taylor for the sixth spot.

Caution flew on lap twenty to bunch up the field once again but on the restart Werner jumped back out to the lead with Zac Taylor giving chase followed by Johnson. Bubak and Cranston battled for the fourth spot with Cranston taking the spot on lap twenty one. B-Main winner Zach Blurton had steadily worked his way up to the sixth spot with Brain Herbert in his tire tracks by lap twenty two.

With the laps winding down Zac Taylor started to reel in Werner as Johnson and Cranston were battling for the third spot. As the white flag was shown Taylor had caught Werner going into turn three, Taylor tried to go low under Werner but got a little sideways bunching up himself, Johnson and Cranston as they came off of turn four. Taylor held on to claim the runner up spot with Johnson third, Cranston fourth and Bubak claiming fifth.

The B-Main was won by Zach Blurton with Zac Taylor, Lance Davis and Koby Walters picking up Heat Race wins.

The Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger award went to C.J. Johnson who went from his 10th starting spot to 3rd.

The next action for the URSS Rebels will be at Dodge City Raceway Park on May 9th.

A-Main Results 1 Jed Werner- 50 2 Zac Taylor - 86 3 CJ Johnson- 45x 4 Luke Cranston- 20 5 Jake Bubak – 9x 6 Zach Blurton – 2j 7 Brian Herbert - 97 8 Kaden Taylor - 6 9 Barry Crane – 30c 10 Jeremy Huish- 88j 11 Lance Davis – 9d 12 Jordan Randles- 007 13 Darren Bowman- 9b 14 Stephen Richardson - 0 15 Connor Atkinson - 17 16 Coby Pearce - 92 17 Tracey Hill - 28 18 Ross Essenberg – 51r - DNF 19 Koby Walters - 33 - DNF 20 Cody Lampe - 1x - DNF

B Feature: 1 Zach Blurton 2j 2 Barry Crane 30c 3 Brian Herbert 97 4 Coby Pearce 92 5 Stephen Richardson 0 6 Tracey Hill 28 7 Connor Atkinson 17 8 Jordan Randles 007 9 Ross Essenberg 51r 10 Cody Lampe 1x 11 Austin Mclean83 12 Josh Gilcrease|19g 13 Ryan Walters 3 14 Taylor Velasquez 21 DNF

 

 

Price Conquers Skagit on Opening Night

4/18/15

Alger, WA – Season 61 at Skagit Speedway kicked off Saturday night with Robbie Price emerging triumphant in the evening’s main event for the 360 Sprint Cars. Joining Price in victory lane was Tayler Malsam in the 410s, Lance Sargent in the Sportsman Sprints, Lawrence O’Connor in the Modifieds and Freddie Vela in the Outlaw Tuners.

Price, the Cobble Hill, BC teenager, his first career sprint car win came courtesy of a big move on lap two. Greg Hamilton set out to the initial lead from the pole, but before the full field made the first lap, Hamilton tipped over in turn one, causing a complete restart. Colton Heath and Eric Fisher occupied row one after reshuffling the lineup and it was Heath holding the point after lap one. Price saw his opening come in turn four of the second lap, as Heath exited turn four high and Price found incredible drive through the bottom groove to make what ended up being the race winning pass. Robbie would hold Colton off through heavy traffic to score the win, with Heath settling for second and Cam Smith running third. Trey Starks was the fastest car in qualifying. Heat winners were Price, Heath and Steve Reeves.

Another teenager looked primed to score his first sprint car win at Skagit Speedway, as Skylar Gee took early control of the 410 feature and opened up a nice sized advantage. As the race developed, Gee’s advantage would narrow, as Tayler Malsam and Austen Wheatley closed in on him while trading moves for second. Malsam eventually seized control as Wheatley retired from the race and began work on Gee. Tayler found just enough room on the inside of turn four on lap 21 to pick up the lead and park the Rudeen Racing #26 in victory lane, followed by Gee second and Robbie Price in third. Wheatley was the quick qualifier and heat race winner.

Even in his wildest dreams, Lance Sargent never imagined driving his sportsman sprint to victory lane in his very first race. Following an eventful 25 lap A Feature, his crew had to pinch him to convince him it wasn’t a dream, as the Spanway, WA rookie took the lead with just two laps to go en route to his first win. Kenny Rutz set the early pace, but tragedy struck him early as a collision with a lapped car ended his evening on lap seven. Paul Burdick took over from there and endured multiple race stoppages and challenges from would be contenders until Sargent emerged from the pack to try his hand. With Paul up high, Lance used the bottom to make his moves, and unfortunately, the two made contact coming out of turn four that resulted in Burdick flipping. Lance inherited the lead and took the win just a few laps later, making the dream come to fruition. Tyler Fox was second and Ben Gunderson was third. Heat wins went to Burdick, Rutz and Roger Oudman.

Lawrence O’Connor and Mark Carrell engaged in a war in the Shipwreck Beads Modifieds, and at the conclusion of 25 hard fought laps, it was O’Conner take the win in a photo finish at the line. O’Connor took the lead on lap seven from Graham Cook and held it till lap 15 when Carrell powered past him on the bottom. Lawrence didn’t give up, finding traction up high, retaking the lead for the final time on lap 19 on his way to the win. Carrell settled for second with Kris Asche taking third. O’Connor and Carrell were the heat winners.

The Outlaw Tuners ran the cleanest main event of the night, and as the final flag flew, it was division champ Freddie Vela going wire to wire for the opening night win. Matt Powers and Cliff Ballenger had a spirited race for second, with Powers besting Ballenger on the final lap as Cliff had a right rear tire going flat. Jon Gunderson and Brandon Berg won the heats.

410 Sprint Cars Fast Time – Austen Wheatley 11.308 Heat 1 – Austen Wheatley, Matt Jensen, Skylar Gee, Tayler Malsam, Jason Solwold, Robbie Price, Steve Reeves, Trey Starks, Kelsey Carpenter Main – Tayler Malsam, Gee, Price, Solwold, Starks, Wheatley, Jensen, Reeves, Carpenter Lap Leaders – Gee 1-20 Malsam 21-25

360 Sprint Cars Fast Time – Trey Starks 11.857 Heat 1- Steve Reeves, Skylar Gee, Eric Fisher, Reece Goetz, Colton Akerstrom, Cory Samuelson, Trey Starks Heat 2 – Robbie Price, Justin Youngquist, Luke Didiuk, Greg Hamilton, Chase Goetz, Steve James, Brock Lemley Heat 3 - Colton Heath, Cam Smith, Phil Schemenauer, Mike Bollinger, Bud Ashe, Nate Vaughn, Derek Roberts, Lawrance Kirkham Main – Robbie Price, Heath, Smith, C Goetz, R Goetz, Fisher, Lemley, Gee, Reeves, Akerstrom, Bollinger, Didiuk, James, Schemenauer, Roberts, Vaughn, Samuelson, Ashe, Youngquist, Hamilton, Starks Lap Leaders – Heath 1 Price 2-25

Sportsman Sprints Heat 1 – Roger Oudman, Steve Parker, Devin Barnes, Tyler Fox, Geoff Needham, Brett McGhie, Julian Fuentes Heat 2 – Paul Burdick, Lance Sargent, Clayton Sibley, Dave Mead, Ben Gunderson, Dan McGrew, Sean Johnson Heat 3 – Kenny Rutz, James Bundy, Michael Hodel, Bill Rude, Joe Lyon, Victoria Cantu, Lee Hornbeck Main – Lance Sargent, Fox, Gunderson, Bundy, McGhie, Cantu, Parker, Mead, Rude, Barnes, Burdick, Lyon, Sibley, Hodel, Hornbeck, Rutz, Fuentes, Oudman, Needham, McGrew, Johnson Lap Leaders – Rutz 1-7 Burdick 8-23 Sargent 24-25

Shipwreck Beads Modifieds Heat 1 – Lawrence O’Connor, Alan Muenchow, James Wolfard, Tyler Ketchum, Louis Nutter, Tom Warner, Becky Boudreau Heat 2 – Mark Carrell, Graham Cook, Kris Asche, Mel Decker, Aaron Weston, Steve Signal, Brandon Nutter Main – Lawrence O’ Connor, Carrell, Asche, Wolfard, Cook, Weston, Decker, Muenchow, Warner, Ketchum, Signal, Boudreau, L Nutter, B Nutter Lap Leaders – Cook1-6 O’Connor 7-14 Carrell 15-18 O’Connor 19-25

Outlaw Tuners Heat 1 – Jon Gunderson, Cliff Ballenger, Ben Wilton, Jack Desrosier, Jason Butenschoen, Matt Ploeg Heat 2 – Brandon Berg, Freddie Vela, Matt Powers, Howard Vos, Dan Butenschoen, Dalton Taylor Main – Freddie Vela, Powers, Ballenger, Wilton, Vos, Gunderson, Desrosier, D Butenschoen, J Butenschoen, Taylor, Berg Lap Leaders – Vela 1-17

 

 

BOBBY MOTTS SCORES FIRST VICTORY IN IMCA MODIFIED DIVISION; NEW MOM MYERS TAKES THIRD WIN IN HOBBY STOCKS

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Antioch, Calif. - It was a long road to the Antioch Speedway’s victory lane for San Pablo’s Bobby Motts. After four years behind the wheel of his plain blue modified stock car, Motts steered to the checkered flag in Saturday night’s International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) main event.

Winners in the five-feature card included Brentwood new mother Melissa Myers, who scored her third win of the season in the Hobby Stock Division; student Kyle Bakkie of Citrus Heights, who brought home the trophy in the Wingless Sprint Division; long-time Concord racer Mike Gustafson, who scored in the Limited Late Model Class; and, Danny Wagner of Bay Point, who fought off all challengers in tText Box: P.O. Box 4575, Antioch, Calif. 94531-4575he Dwarf Car division.

Motts Flawless in Drive to Victory

“I’m shaking like a leaf,” were the first words out of Motts’ mouth when he got out of his car in victory lane. ”All these years of trying, and it finally paid off.”

Motts’ car is devoid of graphics and sponsorship decals that cover most stock cars. Instead it is a collaboration of personal time and money of crewmembers Mike Ferry, Bill Garrell and Steve Cunningham.

“The guys have been with me for 18 years,” explained Motts, who won the Speedway’s Super Stock championship back in 2004.

The feature event unfolded with the twists and turns of an action movie. IMCA Champ Carl Berendsen of Antioch looked to be in route to a win. Then, halfway through the feature, a tap in turn two from Scott Busby spun out Berendsen and sent both he and Busby to the back of the lineup.

Fairfield’s Sean O’Gara looked to be heading for the win, but he was sidelined with engine problems with five laps to go. As Motts maintained his lead, it was Antioch’s Michael Salazar who charged forward.

“I just drove it as hard as I could,” Motts said of the last laps of the race.

Salazar, in his first appearance of the season, had to settle for second.

“My car just started fading away on me near the end of the race – I just couldn’t catch Bobby (Motts),” Salazar said. “I’m happy taking second on my first night out.”

Berendsen fought his way up to third from the back of the pack.

“You have to break out of the best line to pass – which is a risky move,” Berendsen said. “That late in the race I decided to do damage control and be content with third.”

Chris Elby of Tracy was fourth and Dustin Himes of Manteca completed the top five finishers.

Myers Takes Sponsor for Joy Ride

Sponsor Steve Huddleston jumped into the passenger seat to get a thrilling perspective of his driver’s skills when Melissa Myers fought off champ Kimo Oreta of Vacaville to win the Hobby Stock main event.

“I loved every minute of it,” said Huddleston of his ride along. “I’ve been a passenger twice in this car and twice we’ve been in victory lane. Can a sponsor ask for anything more?”

Myers led from start to finish in the non-stop event.

“I could see the nose of Kimo’s (Oreta) car alongside of me,” Myers said. “But I knew as long as I did not mess up, I would be o.k.”

Oreta tried lap after lap to catch Myers.

“I just couldn’t get my car under hers for a pass,” Oreta said. “She drove clean and I wanted to keep it that way – a good, clean race.”

Jason Jennings of Pittsburg finished third, followed by Michael Cooper and Calvin Louis.

Gustafson vs. Damitz in Classic Battle

The only two drivers at the speedway who could have 100 years combined experience finished first and second in the Limited Late Model Division. Gustafson, who has raced since the 1960’s, stayed a step ahead of Vallejo’s Larry Damitz, who started his racing career in 1953.

“My car was right for the track,” said Gustafson. “I could see Larry’s (Damitz) number on the scoreboard, so I knew he was coming for me.”

The duo survived a chain reaction crash coming out of the second turn. The car of John Evans came off the wall in front of Gustafson, who tapped it, causing Damitz to bang into Gustafson.

Earlier in the race, Mark Garner of Antioch had his car destroyed as he took a hard hit into the turn one wall after contact from Mike Hynes of Suisun.

Lori Brown of Antioch finished third in front of Jim Freethy from Danville.

Bakkie Back in Victory Lane

UC Davis chemistry major Kyle Bakkie won his second Wingless Sprint Car feature of the season with no one in front of him or right behind him. His last win this season came when the winning car was disqualified.

“It feels good to win this one by actually winning,” Bakkie said in victory lane.

Bakkie is in school all week, with his 75 year old grandparents, Judy and Earl Bradford, maintaining his car.

“They’ve been taking care of my cars since I was seven years old,” Bakkie said. “They just love sprint car racing. This means so much to them.”

Jeremy Newberry of Oakley finished a distant second in the race, followed by Marcus Smith of Manteca.

Wagner Feels the Pressure

It would be hard to say Danny Wagner ran away with this week’s Dwarf Car Feature. Mike Corsaro of Tracy and David Teves of Concord pressured Wagner all the way to the finish line.

“I never gave up, just kept going,” said Wagner, who was passed in the turns by each of the drivers, and managed to pass them back.

First it was Teves who challenged Wagner’s lead.

“I’m just trying to get the bugs out of my new car,” Teves said of the maiden voyage in the Dwarf Car he built from start to finish. “The car got tighter as the race went on, we’ll have to work on that.”

So Teves let Corsaro peck at Wagner.

“I almost had him,” Corsaro said. “We’re going to get him soon. We’re going to tame ‘Captain Chaos’ (Wagner’s Nickname).”

It was Corsaro, Teves, Jerry Doty of Hayward and Charlie Correia of Tracy across the finish line.

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This Week at Antioch Speedway

It will be a festival of speed as the fastest cars on dirt headline Saturday (April 25) night’s program at Antioch Speedway. Northern All Stars Winged 360 Sprint Cars and DIRTcar Late Model Stock cars headline the big event. Also included are the Northern All Stars Wingless Sprint cars, IMCA SportMods, and Dwarf Cars.

Antioch Speedway is located within the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds, 1201 W. 10th St. in Antioch, Calif. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $10 for children 6-12. Children under six years old are admitted free. A family four pack of tickets is $40. Secured parking is offered by the Fairgrounds for $5. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

BACON FIRST AT SPRING SHOWDOWN FOR USAC & MSCS SPRINTS

Haubstadt, IN - April 18, 2015 - Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, captured the “Spring Showdown for the AMSOIL USAC Sprint Cars and the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Cars which was held Saturday night at the Tri-State Speedway. Bacon was at the wheel of the Huffman Racing Dynamics Mean Green machine.

Post race Bacon admitted that the last few laps “kind of made me nervous.” There was a yellow flag with 7 laps to go following an otherwise masterful job of driving by the entire field. Track conditions were very good. Runner-up Robert Ballou remarked that it was the “first smooth race track” he had been on in Indiana this season.

Bacon took the lead from Kyle Cummins on lap 4. The two drivers are the defending USAC & MSCS Champions respectively. Tracy Hines had led the first two laps. Cummins led lap three. Then Robert Ballou arrived at the scene and he chased Bacon for the remaining 26 laps looking for an opportunity to make the pass for the lead. He was so close but traffic upset his best chance and Bacon was always ahead at the stripe. Cummins dropped back but then held on to finish third. It was the best MSCS finish for him with the new race team so far this year. Brady Short moved up to finish fourth and current USAC and MSCS Points leader Chase Stockon was fifth. Short and Stockon both started back in row 6.

Tracy Hines led the second five to the finish line with a sixth place finish. Top qualifier Dave Darland was seventh followed by Kevin Thomas Jr., C.J. Leary, and Carson Short. Short was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race in gaining 11 hard fought spots. Chase Briscoe’s eleventh place finish earned him the race’s Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award.

The three ten lap heat races were victory runs for Robert Ballou, Brady Short, and Brady Bacon. All three winners started in the second or third row. California’s Justin Grant won the 12 lap Semi (B) Feature. Travis Hery took seventh and the final feature transfer spot. Twenty-four sprint car teams registered to race.

With USAC and MSCS teaming up to present two shows during the weekend, drivers who have been following both series enjoyed a double benefit in points. Robert Ballou is now second in points for both series behind Chase Stockon. The margin is just 11 points in MSCS and 15 in USAC. Jon Stanbrough and Kyle Cummins are ranked in the top ten for both series. Plus Bacon was credited with his first feature win in MSCS competition.

The next event for the Midwest Sprint Car Series will be the “Spring Fling” which is scheduled to be held at the Terre Haute Action Track on Sunday April 26th. It will be MSCS’s only appearance on a half mile track this season and it will be round one of the King of Indiana Sprint Car Series.

Provided as news and information for MSCS.

RACE SUMMARY:

Tri-State Speedway “Spring Showdown” Haubstadt, IN April 18, 2015

USAC and MSCS Sprint Cars: (24 Entries)

Top Qualifier - 71p Dave Darland at 13.677 seconds

First Heat - 12 Robert Ballou, 71p Dave Darland, 29 Logan Jarrett, 15F Aaron Farney, 17rw Kevin Thomas Jr., 11 James Lyerla, 21H Travis Hery, 81 Jon Stanbrough

Second Heat - 11p Brady Short, 30 C.J. Leary, 04 Jeff Bland, Jr., 4 Tracy Hines, 66 Shane Cockrum, 29 Justin Grant, 38 Chet Williams, 71 Robert Bell

Third Heat - 69 Brady Bacon, 4B Donny Brackett, 3R Kyle Cummins, 32 Chase Stockon, 5b Chase Briscoe, 21 Carson Short, 12h Ted Hines, 27 Brian Wallace

Semi or B Main - 40 Justin Grant, 21Carson Short, 81 Jon Stanbrough, 11 James Lyerla, 12h Ted Hines, 38 Chet Williams, 21h Travis Hery, 71 Robert Bell, 27 Brian Wallace

Feature (30 Laps) - 69 Brady Bacon. 12 Robert Ballou, 3R Kyle Cummins, 11p Brady Short, 32 Chase Stockon, 4 Tracy Hines, 71p Dave Darland, 17rw Kevin Thomas, Jr., 30 C. J. Leary, 21 Carson Short, 5b Chase Briscoe, 15h Aaron Farney, 81 Jon Stanbrough, 29 Logan Jarrett, 12h Ted Hines, 66 Shane Cockrum, 38 Chet Williams, 4b Donnie Brackett, 40 Justin Grant, 11 James Lyerla, 04 Jeff Bland, Jr., 21h Travis Hery

 

 

CLAUSON WINS BLOOMINGTON USAC AND MSCS SHOW

Bloomington, IN - April 17, 2015. Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, IN, won the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car feature Friday night at the Bloomington Speedway. The event was co-sanctioned with the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series. The resulting action highlighted an all open wheel event which served as a season opener for the quarter mile facility.

Clauson was behind the wheel of his own Priority Aviation-Jonathan Byrd Maxim/Parker sprint car. Clauson took over the lead on lap 13 and powered to a sizable advantage as the battle for second intensified. Carson Short had led the first dozen laps.

Jon Stanbrough would finish second in the main. He was also third in the 12 lap semi while racing to earn a transfer spot in a strong field of competitors. The overall performance moved him into second place in the MSCS points standings.

USAC & MSCS Points leader Chase Stockon finished third in a season marked with consistency. Stockon was also the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race. Tracy Hines and top qualifier Brady Bacon rounded out the top five. Bacon turned the track in a lap of 11.056 seconds during time trials.

Carson Short finished sixth in the 30 lap feature. Brady Short, Robert Ballou, Shane Cottle, and Dave Darland completed the top ten. Semi Feature winner Kevin Thomas Jr. finished 11th to earn the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award from MSCS. Twenty-five drivers started the feature as three drivers elected to take provisional starting spots.

The four heat races held for the 35 entries were won by Brady Bacon, Dave Darland, Chase Stockon, and Shane Cockrum. Those contained some exciting and harrowing moments. Daron Clayton took an unfortunate flip during the fourth heat race. The incident began between turns three and four and the car stopped rolling outside of turn four. Jeff Bland Jr. had rolled his sprint car in the same area during qualifications. The cars appeared to continue to flip and then roll five or more times. Both drivers had cars with far too much damage to continue to compete.

After a Saturday night appearance at Tri-State Speedway on the 18th the MSCS Sprint Car Series will appear at the Terre Haute Action Track on Sunday April 26th. That event will double as the first KISS race of the 2015 season.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS.

RACE SUMMARY Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, IN April 17, 2015

MSCS & USAC SPRINT CARS: (35 Entries)

Top Qualifier - 69 Brady Bacon 11.056

First Heat - 69 Brady Bacon, 3R Kyle Cummins, 57 Shane Cottle, 21 Carson Short, 11 James Lyerla, 12H Ted Hines, 29 Logan Jarrett, 21H Travis Hery, 71 Robert Bell

Second Heat -71p Dave Darland, 12 Robert Ballou, 4 Tracy Hines, 5 Chad Boespflug, 17RW Kevin Thomas, Jr., 18 Jarett Andretti, 15 Ethan Barrow, 77 Austin Prock, 5B Chase Briscoe

Third Heat - 32 Chase Stockon, 7 Bryan Clauson, 40 Justin Grant, 17 Max McGee, 81 Jon Stanbrough, 15F Aaron Farney, 4B Donny Brackett, 10E Jerry Coons, Jr.

Fourth Heat - 66 Shane Cockrum, 24 Landon Simon, 11P Brady Short, 30 C. J. Leary, 28 Brandon Mattox, 35X Chris Babbcock, 98 Brandon Morin, 2E Daron Clayton

Semi or B Main - 17rw Kevin Thomas Jr., 29 Logan Jarrett, 81 Jon Stanbrough, 5B Chase Briscoe, 10E Jerry Coons, Jr., 12H Ted Hines, 18 Jarett Andretti, 35X Chris Babcock, 4B Donny Brackett, 15F Aaron Farney, 21H Travis Hery, 98 Brandon Morin, 11 James Lyerla, 15 Ethan Barrow, 28 Brandon Mattox

Feature (30 Laps) - 7 Bryan Clauson, 81 Jon Stanbrough, 32 Chase Stockon, 4 Tracey Hines, 69 Brady Bacon, 21 Carson Short, 11P Brady Short, 12 Robert Ballou, 57 Shane Cottle, 71P Dave Darland, 17RW Kevin Thomas, Jr., 30 C.J. Leary, 5 Chad Boespflug, 29 Logan Jarrett, 40 Justin Grant, 5B Chase Briscoe, 3R Kyle Cummins, 24 Landon Simon, 18 Jarett Andretti, 10E Jerry Coons Jr., 12H Ted Hines, 66 Shane Cockrum, 17 Max McGhee, 15F Aaron Farney, 98 Brandon Morin

 

 

California’s Chad Boespflug hammers through turn three on the way to the sprint car victor

Bumgardners claim feature wins as Boller repeats; Chad Boespflug gives Baldwin Brothers a sprint car victory

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Round two of racing action took place at Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday night on what amounted to ‘Family Night’ at the Putnamville oval. After returning to racing last weekend after a brief retirement, Paul Bumgardner found himself in victory lane once again. Bumgardner got past Dan Lewellen just past the midpoint of the 25-lap UMP Modified A-main and pulled away to the victory. Not to be outdone, his Carlos Bumgardner Sr., first cousin to Paul, roared away from Tim Wright in lapped traffic to take the bomber feature to cap the evening. For Bainbridge native Josh Boller, the season couldn’t have gotten off to a better start as he claimed his first career feature win to open the season at LPS. However, he was able to trump that by dominating the rest of the contenders to repeat his UMP Super Stock feature victory a week ago. In the sprint car division, Chad Boespflug joined the Baldwin Brothers Racing team this season to expand his race schedule and he piloted the Fox Paving, Claxton, Indy Race Parts, Butlerbuilt Creative Finishing, DRC Chassis No. 5 into victory lane ahead of Case Shuman. Shane Cottle, Boespflug and Jerry Coons Jr. each picked up a victory in their respective heat races to set the field for the A-main. Shuman and Chris Babcock started up front ahead of Tyler Hewitt and Coons. However, at the drop of the green flag it was Shuman that blasted to the front with Hewitt and Boespflug wheel-to-wheel for the second spot. Babcock slipped to the fourth spot before having to eventually pull to the infield with Coons moving up a spot ahead of Cottle. Boespflug moved to the top of the track and was closing quickly with 10 laps down as the leaders pulled away from the pack. Shuman entered lapped traffic and went three-wide with Boespflug finding a clear spot in the corner to take over the point. From there, Boespflug masterfully worked the field, using the entire track on his way to the victory as Shuman took home second. Hewitt ran a strong third to hold off all challenges from two of the best in the business in Cottle and Coons Jr. The first half of the modified feature was a master work of veteran experience by Bumgardner, who ripped around the high side. However, rising hot shoe Dan Lewellen wasn’t going away as the pair ran side-by-side through the first 10 laps ahead of another door-to-door dual between Roy Bruce Jr. and Jake Humphrey. Less than a couple car lengths behind them came Gary Ricketts and Jeff Deckard battling for fifth. By the midpoint of the race, Bumgardner was able to create some space between himself and Lewellen with Bruce trying to reel him in. Humphrey, Deckard and Kenny Carmichael Sr. were all in tight contention behind them. As he’s done so many times before, Bumgardner hammered the top groove at LPS and built himself a comfortable advantage to the checkered flag. Lewellen powered home in the second spot with Bruce placing third ahead of Humphrey and Kenny Carmichael Sr. Bumgardner’s win came in the Cardinal Contracting, S&B Auto Brokers, Specialty Grafix, M&R Machine Shop & Racing Engines, Lightning Chassis No. 54. Boller got past Scott Carrington early in the super stock A-main and never looked back in a slightly less dramatic win than last week when he made it through several green-white checkered restarts to earn his first victory. This time around he pulled away from the competition by lap five as Kenny Carmichael Sr. and Kris Starks fought for second. Boller continued to build upon his lead to the checkered flag as Carmichael took home second ahead of Starks, Doug McCullough and Chris Hillman. In the final race of the evening, Cloverdale’s Carlos Bumgardner Sr. topped a 29-car starting field to get his first win of the season. Last weeks’ winner Tyler Neal was running near the front before getting caught up in some contact. A six-car pileup on the opening lap narrowed the field a bit, but it didn’t slow down Bumgardner and Tim Wright, who each emerged up front. The front runners were quickly into lapped traffic in the A-main as Bumgardner, Wright, David Wallen, Chad Weiner and Josh Settles fought for a clear path. Wallen’s night would end early after a lost wheel sent him to the infield. Settles and Weiner had an entertaining challenge for the third spot before it was Settles claiming the spot. Bumgardner pulled away through the traffic to gain the win ahead of Wright as Weiner placed fourth and Chucky Walden capped a strong night with a fifth-place run. This weekend will feature the Bomber Spring Fling with $500 going to the winner. Sprints, modifieds and super stocks are also on the schedule.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Chad Boespflug, 2. Casey Shuman, 3. Tyler Hewitt, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Jerry Coons Jr., 6. Cole Smith, 7. Austin Prock, 8. Justin Peck, 9. Conner Donelson, 10. Brandon Morin, 11. Mike Gass, 12. Shelby VanGilder, 13. JJ Hughes, 14. Wayne Newlin, 15. Nate McMillin, 16. Jared Chastain, 17. Lee Underwood, 18. Chris Babcock, 19. Charlie Belden Jr. Heat winners: Cottle, Boespflug, Coons Jr.

 

 

Tiner Takes Win in Sprints McDaniel, Zoller Score Stock Wins

PLACERVILLE, CA (4-18-15) –Another solid roster of entries packed the pit area of Placerville Speedway for Saturday’s Red Hawk Casino Championship point racing presented by Thompson’s Auto Centers. For the fourth event of the 50th Anniversary Racing Season, 360 Sprint Cars, Limited Late Models and Pure Stocks shared the evening racing card by the visiting Nor-Cal Dwarf Car division.

Steven Tiner of Elverta drive to victory in the Domco Plumbing Sprint Car division. Tiner shared in celebration with Rich Zoller of Cameron Park, first time winner in the Jay’s Mobile Welding Pure Stock division. Ryan McDaniel of Olivehurst drove to his second Domco Plumbing Late Model victory while Shawn Jones of San Jose won the Nor Cal Dwarf Car feature.

In the Sprint Car division, 25 cars formed the roster Saturday night for a full evening of racing including heats, a b feature and an a feature event. In qualifying Placerville’s Andy Gregg of Placerville drive his Scott Russell owned Gen Landscape Management to the fastest lap of the night. Gregg garnered a 10:954 second lap, earning him the weekly $100 ADCO Driveline fast qualifier award.

The first heat race victory of the night was scored by Justin Johnson of Shingle Springs. Jake Morgan of Fair Oaks won the second heat of the night. Tiner took home the win in the third and final heat race. The B main event was claimed by Sacramento’s Bobby Butler who transferred into the A feature with the likes of Chico’s Kevin Sharrah, Chris Masters, Scott Parker of Coursgold and Matt Barber of Placerville.

In the 25-lap A- feature, Tiner started on the outside of the second row and raced in Morgan’s wake for the opening laps aboard the Wright Process Systems #94. Morgan started on the pole and shot into the lead at the waving of the green flag with Placerville’s top guns hot on his tail including Gregg, Jimmy Trulli of Placerville, Tiner and Matt Peterson of Wilton.

Tiner powered his way around Morgan within the first seven laps of the event while Gregg pursued him in the second position. Morgan then battled for third with defending track champion Greg DeCaires of Elk Grove while Tiner began to distance himself from the field and work his way into lapped traffic. At the checkered flag Tiner picked up the win followed by Gregg, DeCaires overtook Morgan for the third spot. Morgan finished in fourth followed by Peterson in fifth.

In the Pure Stock division, 23 cars took to the track for a wild 20-lap feature event that saw several lead changes and lapped traffic determine the outcome of the race in the closing laps. Kevin Wirth of Shingle Springs took the lead at the waving of the green flag with Russell Murphy in tow. The two front runners began to mix it up with just two laps complete. On the third lap they both collided momentarily, which moved Murphy into the lead and Wirth into second place.

One lap later, Murphy retired to the pit area and Wirth reclaimed the lead for a double file restart. With the high car count, lapped traffic became a factor early and Wirth found himself negotiating his way in and out of traffic to stay ahead of the pack. Defending champion Scott Grunert of Woodland took advantage of the lapped traffic. After working his way up from 17th, Grunert closed in on Wirth to take the lead with 12 laps complete.

On the 17th lap, Grunert, Wirth and Lonnie Leonard all traded the lead in the first and second turns as Zoller muscled his Domco Plumbing #1X into the mix. Just as it appeared Grunert was on his way to his first season win, Zoller used the close racing in lapped traffic to his advantage and muscled into the lead after starting 15th.

At the line Zoller was followed by Grunert, Leonard, Wirth and Nick Baldwin.Heat races in the Pure Stock division were claimed by Leonard, Rick Grunert and Orville Owens.

In the Late Model Division, McDaniel put on another stellar performance in his Domco Plumbing Farnham Motorsports #32. After winning his heat race, McDaniel started in the eighth position and moved into third within just two laps to pursue early leader Paul Gugliemoni of Vacaville. On lap 13 McDaniel moved into a lead he would never relinquish to earn his second win of the season. Ray Trimble of Auburn drove from fifth into second. Heat race winner Dominic Stone of Folsom drove from seventh into second, with Will McMillen of Chico fourth followed by Gugiemoni.

The Nor-Cal Dwarf cars brought 13 entries to their first visit to Placerville of the season. After winning his heat race, Jones started the 20-lap event in third place. Kevin Bender of Rocklin charged into the lead early in the event and a heated battle broke out between he and Ryan Winter of Galt while Jones pursued the two. Jones powered his way into the lead he would never relinquish to claim the first checkered flag of the season. Bender finished in second followed by Winter, Buddy Olshowka and Bryan Bender.

Next Saturday, racing resumes at Placerville Speedway in grand fashion with bonus winnings for all divisions. The event is the second segment of the new Placerville Posse Series presented by ART Enterprises and Red Hawk Casino. The Sprint Cars will earn a $2000 victory on this night. Limited Late Models will earn $750 to win and Pure Stocks will earn $500. The three track regulars will be joined by Midget Lites of the Bay Cities Racing Association.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. with qualifying at 6:30. Race fans can save $1 off admission by wearing a cowboy hat to celebrate the Placerville Posse experience. Find additional information at www.placervillespeedway.com.

Placerville Speedway Fast Facts:

Next Event:

Sat. April 25 . Placerville Posse Event #2 Presented by ART Enterprises and Red Hawk Casino.

360 Sprints, Limited Late Models, Pure Stocks, Midget Lites

Gates open 5 p.m. Qualifying at 6:30. Racing at 7 p.m.

Sprint Cars $2000 to win Late Models $750 to win Pure Stocks $500 to win

Our 50th Anniversary Season Corporate Partners:

• Placerville Speedway is sponsored by the Red Hawk Casino. Located off Highway 50 just west of Placerville Speedway, Red Hawk Casino is the Sacramento area’s premier gambling destination and has been voted Northern California’s Best Casino four years in a row. For information on upcoming entertainment and promotions visit them at www.redhawkcasino.com

• Thompsons Auto and Truck Centers of El Dorado County is the presenting sponsor of the 2015 racing season at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Thompsons, a name, family and a tradition of excellence to provide all your automotive sales and service needs at Thompsons Toyota, Thompsons Buick GMC and the new Thompson’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Placerville.

• Domco Plumbing and Septic is the proud sponsor of Placerville Speedway’s Sprint Car and Late Model Divisions. Serving El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento County, Domco Plumbing the areas full service plumbing and septic service for all your needs both residential and commercial.

• Jay’s Mobile Welding of Folsom is the 2015 Pure Stock Division sponsor at Placerville Speedway. Jay’s Mobile Welding provides all types of welding fabrication and repairs throughout the Sacramento Valley and El Dorado County.

• ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust is Placerville Speedway’s official Fast Time Sponsor for the 2015 Racing Season. ADCO Driveline is celebrating 40 years of service in El Dorado County and is a longtime supporter of local racing in the form of track and driver sponsorship.

• Riebes Auto Parts is a proud partner of Placerville Speedway. Riebes Auto Parts sponsors the Placerville Posse series throughout 2015 as well as the Kid’s Dash events and additional bonus winnings throughout the season to come including the Tribute to Donnie Tilford and the Tribute Al Hinds events.

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GRETH IS FIRST TIME WINNER IN ARDC ACTION AT PATH VALLEY

First Win for Hyper Chassis in Midget Competition

When Saturday morning came, Ryan Greth thought he would be watching the second night of the 2015 American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) schedule from the sidelines. During Friday night's competition, Greth broke a throttle shaft, sidelining him from the season opener.

After hours of work, the repair made, there were subsequent problems and nothing seemed to be working. Greth loaded the car and headed to Path Valley, uncertain what the night would hold or if he would even be able to race.

But race he did.

First, Greth drove his Hyper Midget to a heat win in the first qualifier and then his team mate, Jim Radney repeated this feat in the second heat race.

Greth and Radney lined up side by side to lead the starting field to the green flag.

Greth quickly took command at the wave of the green as Radney got high and several cars got by. Tony DiMattia raced in second with Shawn Jackson taking over third. Trevor Kobylarz and Danny Stratton raced three wide with Eric Heydenreich for the fourth spot as the field raced down the backstretch .

Greth pulled away from the field. DiMattia put some distance on third as Kobylarz and Stratton battled side by side for third. Stratton raced the outside and took over the spot on the backstretch but Kobylarz came right back with a cross over move to regain the position. Greth led DiMattia, Kobylarz, Straaton and Jackson with five laps on the books.

While Greth continued to pull away, Kobylarz and Stratton raced for position and began to close the gap on DiMattia. Jackson drew a caution on lap nine when he slowed on the track and the field realigned single file for the restart.

It was all Greth out in front as Stratton took the outside and Kobylarz the inside as they challenged DiMattia for second. With ten laps scored, Greth led Kobylarz, Stratton, DiMattia and 2014 ARDC Champion, Steven Drevicki.

The leaders were evenly spaced as they took the crossed flag.

Stratton jumped the cushion between turns one and two, allowing Drevicki to move up to third before Stratton was able to recover. Meanwhile, Kobylarz was giving it his all as he chased after Greth - even tagging the backstretch wall as he tried to close the gap.

The race to the checkered had Greth out in front with Kobylarz in second. Stratton chased Drevicki and used a crossover moved to regain third with just two laps to go.

At the end of twenty-five laps, it was Greth out in front for the win followed by Kobylarz, Stratton, Drevicki and DiMattia.

After many wins in micro sprint competition, it was Greth's first ARDC Midget win and the first midget win for Mike Dicely's Hyper chassis. It was also the first ARDC midget win for car owner and current ARDC president, Wayne Lesher. The win made all of the hard work very worthwhile!

"It's been a long time coming," Greth said of his first win. "We really needed it." "ARDC here at Path Valley is going to be awesome," Greth added as the wingless midgets return to Path Valley for two more events, including a co-sanctioned race with USAC in mid-August.

FEATURE FINISH (25 LAPS)

1. Ryan Greth 2. Trevor Kobylarz 3. Danny Stratton 4. Steven Drevicki 5. Tony DiMattia 6. Austin Burke 7. Brett Arndt 8. Eric Heydenreich 9. Jim Radney 10. Shawn Jackson 11. PJ Gargiulo

DNS - Brett Wanner

 

 

Atomic Speedway Results, Saturday, April 18, 2015

Stinson Stomps Sprint Field

R.J. Conley Cops Lates/Johnson Jolts Mods

Hosey Hoses 305 RaceSaver Sprints

By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-Three veteran drivers brought home victories in the A-features at Atomic Speedway Saturday night where 84 cars bid for starting slots in the four competitive feature events on Dr. Anthony Phillips Night. Another good crowd saw defending Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association champ Jimmy Stinson, Vandalia, Ohio pick up the sprint win, while R.J. Conley, Wheelersburg, Ohio grabbed the potent Late Model main.

Kenny Johnson, Mineral Wells, WV claimed the AMRA modified main and Clarksville, Tennessee driver Sean Hosey grabbed the 305 RaceSaver A-main in just his second-ever start in a full-sized sprinter.

Hunter Schuerenberg, Driver/Owner of the 20N Roof Bolt Express/Nolen Racing sprint car from Sikeston, Missouri and local ace Jimmy Stinson paced the 20-car field to the starting grid where Stinson immediately blitzed into the lead. From there it was clear sailing as Stinson dominated in the flag-to-flag win. The race was completed in just over 15 minutes despite cautions for Taylor Ferns on lap 8, and Nathan Skaggs a couple laps later. Ferns slammed the turn four wall and Skaggs suffered mechanical woes that gave him an early exit.

Stinson dominated. The only glimmer of a challenge came early from Todd Kane, who like Stinson pulled away from the rest of the pack. Constant position swaps came among the cars of Crabtree, Broughton, Skaggs, Courtney, and Schuerenberg. Broughton won the race-long fight for third.

On the 15th lap, Adam Strausser slammed the turn three wall and took a gyrating flip nearly into turn number four. Strausser was shaken, but surprisingly unscathed while the McCreary Motorsports 9J suffered severe damage.

Aboard a ten-year old chassis, Stinson barn-stormed on to the victory.

Rounding out the top ten were Jimmy Stinson, Todd Kane, Ryan Broughton, Kory Crabtree, Tyler Courtney, Hunter Schuerenberg, Ronnie Blair, Sam Ashworth, Ryan Myers, and Brandy Bower. Bower started scratch and raced her way into the top ten for hard charger honors.

At one point Dave Dickson had stormed from 19th to 10th, but never-the-less ended a good run in 12th.

Stinson dedicated his win to the late Brian Karshner, saying "This win is for Brian. I wanted to do something special in his memory and what better way to do it than right here in victory lane."

Stinson added, "I knew the car was fast, but when you’re out front you just keep thinking someone might be back there. The car really hooked up tonight. I'd like to thank Adam (Tippett) my car owner and Billy Jarrell for getting this car into shape. It drove like a dream."

This was the second win of the year in three outings for Stinson with each win coming in different car. The first came aboard Eddie Slone's 4x, while Saturday's win came in a 2005 J & J Chassis powered by a Charlie Fisher engine. "Not bad for a 10-year old chassis," proclaimed Stinson.

Jeremy Berwanger, the Murray City Bandit, and Racin' Jason Montgomery paced the 18-car late model field to Frank LeMaster's unfurled green flag. Berwanger narrowly edged ahead of a four-car traffic jam off turn two, featuring combatants Berwanger, Montgomery, and R.J. and J.T. Conley. The Conley and Conley express shuffled Montgomery back to fourth by the third circuit, then R.J. gave chase to the former mod champ Berwanger.

Berwanger's Boggserized Swartz Extreme chassis started to tail off upon exiting the turns while Conley was straight and fast. On the fourth go-round Conley dove under Berwanger for the lead and never looked back. Montgomery, defending champ Greggie Oliver, and Berwanger went three deep into the turn with Montgomery narrowly clipping Oliver's mount. Oliver jumped the cushion and went into the wall and was out of the race. For five of the next ten circuits J.T. Conley gave dad R.J. a run-for-the-money then the elder Conley began to flex his muscle.

Conley sailed to what appeared to an insurmountable lead, only to have Montgomery's mount come alive around lap 15. Montgomery narrowed the gap considerably and was coming full-steam when the caution flew for Ronnie Whitt. Montgomery continued his charge after the restart with a couple low dives under Conley, but Conley persevered for the win.

Rounding out the top ten were R.J. Conley, Jason Montgomery, J.T.Conley, Delmas Conley, Chris Shannon, Jeremy Berwanger, Jay Helton, Matt Melvin, Mark Frazier, and Brian Eaton. Chris Shannon was hard-charger in a 10th to fifth place run.

R.J. Conley had a huge lead at the half-way mark, but his lead waivered at the finish with a hard-charging Jason Montgomery coming on strong the last five laps. When asked if he knew how close Montgomery was, Conley said, "They don't give us mirrors in these things. I knew he was back there but this Rocket car handled just perfect. They (Rocket) builds a superb race car."

"The track was fast, but a little tricky," added Conley. "It's a good feeling to get back here in victory lane."

Citing the last two wins by his father Delmas under similar restart conditions to Saturday night, the track announcer asked R.J. if he thought his Dad might again pull off the win. (Last Saturday, Delmas pulled off a slide job on the restart over his other son Rod Conley to take the win.)

Conley laughed, "When I see that #71 up there on the scoreboard (behind me) I know I better get up on the wheel and drive. I know I'm gonna have to run hard. Rod knows better, but I guess he's just a little more laid back. I wasn't going to let this one get away."

Kenny Johnson led the Precision Grading modifieds from start to finish, yet his job was not an easy one. Greggie Oliver, the track and this week's AMRA point leader, dove past Johnson in turn one on multiple occasions. Oliver's bids were short-lived, however, as Johnson's momentum carried him back into the top spot.

Adam Colley dropped back momentarily to 5th, but spent most of the night in third place where he won a three-car battle that saw Shawn Holiday pass Jimmy Lennex and nearly Colley on the start-finish line. Prior to that Colley had perhaps given Johnson the breathing room he needed as Colley challenged Oliver hard for second, twice nosing by for the runner-up slot.

Jackie Boggs saw his charge end-- a tenth to third run--on lap 16 when he, Colley and Oliver entered the turn three-deep. Boggs drove in hard, then climbed on the binders to avoid spinning Oliver, then looped it in turn four, collecting Dave Pinkerton, Brandon Oliver, and Brian Whiteman. Only Oliver and Whiteman were able to continue as Johnson fended off Oliver in the final four-lap shoot-out.

Rounding out the top ten were Kenny Johnson, Greggie Oliver, Adam Colley, Shawn Holiday, Jimmy Lennex, Dave Jamison, Frankie Hall, Seth Daniels, Brian Whiteman, and Brandon Oliver.

"We we way off last week and out to lunch last night as well," said winner Johnson. "Tim Cooper and my crew worked on this car all week, and again all day long. It paid off! We got it tuned back in and ran great tonight."

"Tim (Cooper) signaled for me to move down into the groove and that paid off. We picked up some moisture down there where Greggie was running and that allowed me to get off the turns and pull off the win. Thanks to the fans and the high-side flyer fans."

Dave Jamison was hard-charger in a 15th to 6th place run. Mike Conkle had a good 18th to 11th charge, Zack Ackley came from 20th to 12th, and Seth Daniels 16th to 8th.

A note of importance was the return of multi-time champion Bud Frazier, Chillicothe, who turned 80 in February and finished 5th in his heat race.

Shawn Hosey, Clarksville, Tennessee claimed the 305 RaceSaver Sprint heat and main event over Dustin Hammond, Andy Hill, and Mike Downs. Hosey only completed the car Friday morning before venturing to Jackson, Ohio for the win, then doubling up with a win at Atomic Saturday.

For more Atomic Speedway information, please call 740-703-9749 or visit << www.atomicspeedway.net >> or www.facebook.com/AtomicSpeedway

Atomic is located 12 miles South of Chillicothe, Ohio off SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway between Chillicothe, Ohio and Waverly, Ohio at Alma.

The next two events are:

Saturday April 25th - "Graphic Creations Night" OVSCA Sprints, AMRA Late Models, AMRA Modifieds and Sport Mods

Saturday May 2nd - Dan Reno Memorial - AMRA Late Models/AMRA Modifieds $2,222 to win plus OVSCA Sprints and Race Saver 305 Sprints

The Summary: Atomic Speedway, April 18, 2015

Pine Tree Towing and Recovery 410 Sprints

OVSCA Sprint Cars (30)

Heat One-Jimmy Stinson, Nathan Skaggs, Brian Benson, Beau Stewart, Taylor Ferns, Josh Davis, Nate Reeser, Brandy Bower, Jimmy Light, Bob Tucker

Heat Two-Hunter Schuerenberg, Ryan Myers, Kory Crabtree, Sam Ashworth, Mark Imler, Adam Strausser, Eddie Slone, Randy Fink, R.J. Perkins, Brandon Conkle

Heat Three-Ryan Broughton, Todd Kane, Tyler Courtney, Ronnie Blair, Jimmy Nier, Dave Dickson, Mark Coleman, Mike Terry, Jr., George Hawkins, Eric Martin

B-Main: Nate Reeser, Adam Strausser, Dave Dickson, Eddie Slone, Brandy Bower, Bob Tucker, Mike Terry, Jr., R.J. Perkins, Randy Fink, Brandon Conkle, Eric Martin, Josh Davis, George Hawkins, Mark Coleman, Jimmy Light

Feature: Jimmy Stinson, Todd Kane, Ryan Broughton, Kory Crabtree, Tyler Courtney, Hunter Schuerenberg, Ronnie Blair, Sam Ashworth, Ryan Myers, Brandy Bower, Beau Stewart, Dave Dickson, Mark Imler, Eddie Slone, Brian Benson, Nate Reeser, Adam Strausser, Nathan Skaggs, Jimmy Nier, Taylor Ferns

Hard Charger: Brandy Bower 20th to 10th

803Fire.com AMRA Late Models (19)

Heat One: Jeremy Berwanger, R.J. Conley, J.T. Conley, Greggie Oliver, Brian Eaton, Ronnie Whitt, Joe Whitt, Rusty Yarger, Jeff Arnold

Heat Two: Jason Montgomery, Delmas Conley, Mark Frazier, Jay Helton, Chris Shannon, Matt Melvin, Joe Buskirk, Tommy Mossbarger, Derick Chaney

Feature: R.J. Conley, Jason Montgomery, J.T.Conley, Delmas Conley,Chris Shannon, Jeremy Berwanger, Jay Helton, Matt Melvin, Mark Frazier, Brian Eaton, Joe Whitt, Joe Buskirk, Ronnie Whitt, Rusty Yarger, Jeff Arnold, Tommy Mossbarger, Derek Chaney, Greggie Oliver.

Hard-Charger: Chris Shannon 10th to 5th

Precision Grading AMRA Modifieds (21)

Heat One: Kenny Johnson, Adam Colley, Eric Berry, Jackie Boggs, Brandon Oliver, Seth Daniels, Rick Shutts

Heat Two: Frankie Hall, Dave Pinkerton, Shawn Holiday, Brian Wilburn, Bud Frazier, Glenn East, Zack Ackley

Heat Three: Greggie Oliver, Jason Montgomery, Jimmy Lennex, Brian Whiteman, Dave Jamison, Mike Conkle, Jeff Votaw

Feature: Kenny Johnson, Greggie Oliver, Adam Colley, Shawn Holiday, Jimmy Lennex, Dave Jamison, Frankie Hall, Seth Daniels, Brian Whiteman, Brandon Oliver, Mike Conkle, Zack Ackley, Eric Berry, Rick Shutts, Jackie Boggs, Dave Pinkerton, Jason Montgomery, Brian Wilburn, Glenn East, Bud Frazier, Jeff Votaw

Hard Charger-Dave Jamison 15th to 6th

305 RaceSaver Sprints (4)

Heat: Sean Hosey, Dustin Hammond, Andy Hill, and Mike Downs

Feature: Sean Hosey, Dustin Hammond, Andy Hill, and Mike Downs

 

 

Stewart, Loney and Valenti Win at 2015 Limaland Openers 4-17-152

(4/17/15) – The 2015 racing season at Limaland Motorsports Park began with a full house of rabid fans ready for action and under the backdrop of ideal springtime weather conditions. The Season Opening Shootout presented by Smith Boughan featured competition in all three primary divisions.

The evening main events began with the K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders as a pair of former champions, J.R. Stewart and Hud Horton, led the field to green for their 25-lap duel.

Although Horton held the early race lead, he and Stewart were engaged in an entertaining side-by-side battle. Stewart was able to execute a clean pass underneath Horton’s #28 machine through the second turn of lap number five. It would prove to be the defining pass of the race.

There was a pair of cautions including a red flag after Matt Phillips rolled his #55 sprint car in turn three. Throughout the race, Stewart’s teammate Max Stambaugh and Limaland’s all-time leading sprint car winner Tim Allison were battling near the front. They never proved to be a threat to Stewart, as he drove seamlessly through lapped traffic. He stayed low in the corners and cleanly navigated the middle of the straight-aways.

After a final restart on lap number 22, both Allison and veteran Jared Horstman’s late race push towards Stewart were not enough. The Hammons Motorsports number 6S roared towards the first set of checkers for the new season. “My crew chief Zach Swisher did a great job with this car as it was flat flying for me tonight,” exclaimed Stewart following the race. “This marks eight years now the Ron (Hammons) has let me run one of his cars and I’m just proud to be a part of this team. I knew Tim (Allison) was behind me and I figured he would be coming hard, but my car was a rocket.” It was J.R. Stewarts’s tenth career win at the track.

The ultra-competitive K & R Modifieds saw newcomer Nathan Loney and Lima veteran Jeff Koz bring the field to green for their 20-lap feature. Loney was untouchable in the heat race earlier and never surrendered the lead in the feature as well. Although Koz and first-timer at Limaland Curt Spalding gave chase to Loney, he was able to stretch his margin over the others simply using a traditional bottom and middle of the track racing line around.

“It was a good clean race, I had a blast,” declared Loney, of Danville, Ohio. “I’m not familiar with a lot of the racers around here, but the 16 (Jeff Koz) was on me pretty good. I didn’t have any expectation coming here, but I won a race last week at Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, so I have good confidence.” It was Loney’s first win at Limaland. The Budweiser Thunderstocks brought the night’s drama to a conclusion with their 15-lap feature and veteran Shawn Valenti took full advantage of his outside front row starting position. Valenti has been very competitive in recent seasons and the 2015 opening night would prove no different. He and former champion Tony Anderson made the race their own personal battle.

Valenti led from the opening green flag, but a crowd pleasing final five laps developed with his efforts to hold off the hard charging Anderson. Valenti stormed around the top of the -mile oval while Anderson drove hard on the inside and nearly caught Valenti. It was a nose of the car margin at the checkered flag.

“The last caution (lap 10), I was having problems taking off,” revealed Valenti after posting his 18th career feature win. “My motor was missing a little bit, but hats off to Tony and he helped make it a heckuva race for the fans. For me to be able to start the season off like this and get some momentum, it feels really good.”

Limaland Motorsports Park returns to action on Friday, April 24, with the Spring Fling featuring the K & L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders. Also the K & N Filters UMP Modifieds and Budweiser Thunderstocks will compete. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

All the latest news and information about America’s premier quarter-mile dirt track can be found at www.limaland.com.

Limaland Motorsports Park – 4/17/2015 K & L Ready Mix Night

McDonald’s Dash (5 Laps) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 27-Frank Paladino 3. 7C-Jordan Conover; 4. 26-Justin Long

Sprints Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer) 1. 22H-Randy Hannagon, 2. 11-Tim Allison, 3. 17-Jared Horstman, 4. 10X-Dustin Stroup, 5. 31N-Rod Henning, 6. 15-Brandon Ferguson, 7. 55-Matt Phillips, 8. 12-Kody Swanson,

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer) 1. 12R-Nick Roberts, 2. 28H-Hud Horton, 3. 10-Mitch Brown, 4. 35-Ron Blair, 5. 23-Devon Dobie, 6. 8J-Jess Stiger, 7. 16-Dakota Busche, 8. 12J-Tyler Moore

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 5 Transfer) 1. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 2. 6S-Jr Stewart, 3. 49-Shawn Dancer 4. 83-Kyle Sauder, 5. 2M-Dustin Daggett, 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts 7. 11N-Ed Neumeister

B-Main – (10 Laps – Top 5 Transfer) 1. 22R-Kevin Roberts, 2. 12-Kody Swanson, 3. 55-Matt Phillips 4. 16-Dakota Busche, 5. 12J-Tyler Moore, 6. 15-Brandon Ferguson 7. 8J-Jess Stiger, 8. 11N-Ed Neumeister

A-Main – (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 6S-Jr Stewart[1]; 2. 11-Tim Allison[3]; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[7] 4. 6M-Max Stambaugh[4]; 5. 22H-Randy Hannagon[6]; 6. 23-Devon Dobie[14] 7. 83-Kyle Sauder[12]; 8. 10-Mitch Brown[8]; 9. 10X-Dustin Stroup[10] 10. 28H-Hud Horton[2]; 11. 35-Ron Blair[11]; 12. 22R-Kevin Roberts[16] 13. 2M-Dustin Daggett[15]; 14. 31N-Rod Henning[13]; 15. 12J-Tyler Moore[20] 16. 12R-Nick Roberts[5]; 17. 12-Kody Swanson[17]; 18. 55-Matt Phillips[18] 19. 49-Shawn Dancer[9]; 20. 16-Dakota Busche[19]

UMP Modifieds Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer) 1. 111-Curt Spalding, 2. 3W-Dylan Woodling, 3. 17T-Michael Tarlton 4. 18-Randy Lines, 5. 20K-Bill Keeler, 6. 11H-Mike Hohlbein 7. 2B-Darryl Banks, 8. 65-Todd Sherman, 9. 17N-Dillion Nusbaum

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer) 1. 46-Andy Bibler, 2. L5-Casey Luedeke, 3. X-Jerry Bowersock 4. 22T-Tony Adnerson, 5. 28-Chad Rosenbeck, 6. 9-Shawn Valenti 7. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick, 8. 25-Josh Lolmaugh, 9. 69-Tommy Beezley

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer) 1. 16-Jeff Koz, 2. 71-Joel Ortberg, 3. 4-Jason Kinney 4. 34X-Brandon Vaughan, 5. 17-Nick Felkey, 6. 19-Ryan Ordway 7. 19B-Brandon Ordway, 8. 53-Clint Reagle

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 4 Transfer) 1. 10L-Nathan Loney, 2. 1-Andy Galgoci, 3. 8C-Corey Bevard 4. 24-Zeke Mckenzie, 5. 10-Scott Bowersock, 6. 23-Ryan Cripe 7. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger, 8. 8B-Scott Fitzpatric

B-Main #1 – (10 Laps – Top 2 Transfer) 1. 2B-Darryl Banks, 2. 28-Chad Rosenbeck, 3. 11H-Mike Hohlbein 4. 9-Shawn Valenti, 5. 20K-Bill Keeler, 6. 25-Josh Lolmaugh 7. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick, 8. 65-Todd Sherman, 9. 17N-Dillion Nusbaum 10. 69-Tommy Beezley

B-Main #2 – (8 Laps – Top 2 Transfer) 1. 10-Scott Bowersock, 2. 23-Ryan Cripe, 3. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger 4. 53-Clint Reagle, 5. 19-Ryan Ordway, 6. 17-Nick Felkey 7. 19B-Brandon Ordway, 8. 8B-Scott Fitzpatric

A-Main – (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 10L-Nathan Loney[1]; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[2]; 3. 111-Curt Spalding[4] 4. 46-Andy Bibler[3]; 5. 71-Joel Ortberg[7]; 6. 3W-Dylan Woodling[5] 7. 1-Andy Galgoci[8]; 8. L5-Casey Luedeke[6]; 9. X-Jerry Bowersock[10] 10. 4-Jason Kinney[11]; 11. 2B-Darryl Banks[17]; 12. 22T-Tony Adnerson[14] 13. 8C-Corey Bevard[12]; 14. 10-Scott Bowersock[18]; 15. 28-Chad Rosenbeck[19]; 16. 23-Ryan Cripe[20]; 17. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[15]; 18. 17T-Michael Tarlton[9]; 19. 18-Randy Lines[13]; 20. 24-Zeke Mckenzie[16]

Stocks Heat 1 – (8 Laps – All Advance) 1. 26-Justin Long; 2. 71-Keith Ralston; 3. 27-Frank Paladino 4. 00-Paul Norris; 5. 1-Jared Spalding; 6. 01-Austen Rayourn 7. 32-Scott Boyd Jr;

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – All Advance) 1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 7C-Jordan Conover; 3. 99-Andy King 4. 89-Keith Shockency; 5. 2-Jordan Lawrence; 6. 53-Shane Aechliman 7. 22X-Rich Smith;

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – All Advance) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti; 2. 74D-Craig Dippman; 3. OOP-Dean Pitts 4. 82-Chris Douglas; 5. 52G-Stacy Gazarek; 6. 17J-Jared Klay 7. 48-Tim Cole;

A-Main – (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2]; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson[3]; 3. 7C-Jordon Conover[5] 4. 27-Frank Paladino[7]; 5. 00P-Dean Pitts[9]; 6. 99-Andy King[8] 7. 74D-Craig Dippman[6]; 8. Keith Shockency[11]; 9. 82-Chris Douglas[12] 10. 1-Jared Spalding[13]; 11. 32-Scott Boyd Jr.[19]; 12. 2-Jordan Lawrence[14] 13. 53-Shane Aeschliman[17]; 14. 01-Austen Rayourn[16]; 15. 52G-Stacey Gazarek[15] 16. 17J-Jared Klay[18]; 17. 00-Paul Norris[10]; 18. 26-Justin Long[4] 19. 22X-Rich Smith[20]

 

 

Copeland Beats Becker to Get First Win
By Speedway Media
(Chico, CA 4-17-15)…Roseville’s Colby Copeland drove the race of his life to beat perennial champion Sean Becker during the 25-lap 410 sprint car main event Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. It was Copeland’s first career main event win at Silver Dollar Speedway. Of the six sprint car main events this year, there have been three first time winners. Copeland now joins Seth Bergman and Tanner Thorson as first time winners. Chuck Patterson Dodge point race number three had 68 total race cars among five different divisions. Tonight’s racing action was presented by the Alliance Kingdom Builders. Other winners during the night include Duane Cleveland, Ryan McDaniel, Brian Cooper and Justin Henry.
At the front of the winged 410 sprint car main event it was a Hall of Fame front row. Sean Becker was starting from the pole position. Becker has 52 career main event wins at Chico. To his outside was Jonathan Allard. Allard holds 55 career wins at his home track. With these two lions up front everyone thought the win was coming from the front row, everyone that was, except Colby Copeland.
Becker held the lead for the first 20 laps of the 410 sprint car feature. Very rarely does Becker get beat when he is up front. Copeland continued to be patient and run the bottom of the track while Becker was up on the cushion. “I just tried to hit my marks and the bottom finally came in late in the race and that’s when I got by Sean,” said Copeland. The final five laps were as action packed as they could be. Copeland made his Va Lare Steering Repair, Bianchi Farms, Kyle Larson Racing #5v very wide at times, while Becker stomped and steered to try and find an opening. The finish was spectacular as Becker made one final run on the top coming out of turn four but it wasn’t enough. Copeland won the race while Becker had to settle for second. Jonathan Allard was in the mix all race but ended up in third. Tanner Thorson drove the wheels off his #88x to finish fourth. Andy Forsberg spun on lap eight but rebounded to finish in the fifth spot.
Auburn’s Andy Forsberg won the first eight lap heat race for the 410 winged sprint cars. Princeton’s Mason Moore captured the glory in heat two.
Chico’s Jonathan Allard picked up his 55th career Tyler Wolf fast time award by turning a lap of 12.100.
Justin Henry won the 15-lap economy winged main event by over 10-seconds. He lapped everyone in the field minus second place finisher Brandon Powell. Wyatt Brown ran a solid third during the event. Dusty Barton pressured Brown but ended up fourth. Jason Holt finished in the fifth spot, two laps down. Dusty Barton wins heat race #1 for the winged economy sprints. Brandon Powell led all six laps to win the second heat.
Ryan McDaniel was perfect in the Limited Late Model division tonight. He led all 20-laps of the main event and won the first of two Limited Late Model heat races. David Newquist won the second six-lap heat race. Chasing McDaniel to the checkered flag was his rival Duane Cleveland. Later in the night, the roles were reversed in the dirt modified feature. Jeff Olschowka ran third the whole race while Auburn driver Ray Trimble was fourth. David Newquist started fifth and ran fifth.
Brain Cooper picked up back to back wins at Silver Dollar Speedway during the Hobby Stock feature. David Cooper started on the front row and led the first seven laps. On lap eight is when Brian Cooper made his move. Once Brian took the top spot it was all over. The real battle was for second. Todd Cooper, David Cooper and Brian Compton thrilled the crowd with their close side-by-side racing. In the end, Todd beat David to the line for second. Compton finished in the fourth spot while David Pierce finished fifth. Brian Cooper of Yuba City grabbed the win in heat race one of the Hobby Stocks. Todd Cooper was victorious in heat two. It was the second point race in a row that Brian Cooper clean swept the night.
Dirt Modified main event started with two cars crashing in turn three. Drivers involved were Dan Dozier and Wes Smock. One lap was completed before the yellow and Duane Cleveland was the leader. On the restart, Nevin Kennemore ran in the second spot and was followed by Chris Lewis. A yellow was needed just two laps later when Kevin Pendergrass and Mitch Machado wrecked in turn two. As the field returned back up to speed, Cleveland was the leader, but lurking in third spot was Ryan McDaniel. A few laps later McDaniel moved into the second spot and tried to track down Cleveland. Yet, as laps continued to click off, it was evident that Cleveland had the best car. Even a late race restart didn’t give McDaniel the chance he needed to pass Cleveland. It was clearly that Cleveland was the best car and driver tonight and won the main event. Duane Cleveland won the first eight lap race in the first dirt modified heat race. Ryan McDaniel passed Mark Abouzieid with two laps to go and went on to win the second heat race.
Full results can be found at https://www.mylaps.com/en/events/1124803
  

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015

PODIUM finishes in all three rounds of the AHG Triple Crown was enough for Jason Kendrick to win the mini-series that wrapped up the 2014-15 sprintcar season in Western Australia.

Kendrick finished third behind Jamie Veal and Jamie Maiolo in the 30-lap grand final at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night and that was enough for him to win the series from Carl Dowling and Maiolo.

Heading in the final round he was second on points to Ryan Farrell after finishing second to Farrell in both the previous rounds.

This round carried double points that meant there was plenty on the line.

Farrell had the upper hand, starting from P5 for the final with Kendrick from P8.

Unfortunately for Farrell he was out of the contest on lap 14 after contact with Dowling in pits bend saw him spin out and then get collected by some other cars who had nowhere to go.

This put the spotlight onto Kendrick but he had to still finish strongly and hold off a points challenge from Dowling who has been very impressive in the last couple of shows.

Dowling crossed the line in 6th and that was enough to wrap up second.

The aim of the Triple Crown was to spice up the action a bit at the end of the season and the completion of the regular AHG Sprintcar Series.

This included a different qualifying format and the return of the Top 8 Knockout series that proved to be a big hit with the fans.

Kendrick won the Triple Crown prize purse with 580 points to Dowling’s 558 and Jamie Maioilo and Callum Williamson on 546 each.

Maiolo claimed third on a countback.

Triple Crown points: Jason Kendrick 580, Carl Dowling 558, Jamie Maiolo, Callum Williamson 546 each, David Priolo 538, Bradley Maiolo 536, Ryan Farrell 520, Terry Cutts, Robert Watson junior 518, Daryl Clayden 508, Aldo De Paoli 496, Kye Scroop 488, Lee Nash 476, Daniel Harding 470, Shaun Bradford 468, Jamie Veal 444, Troy Lawson 398, Jake Beard-Miller 390, Corey Hunter 360, Jason Priolo 340, Ken Sartori 310, Cameron Gessner 262, Taylor Milling 252, Jason Pryde 236, Mitch Wormall 208, Jason Boland 126, Jacob Lucas 114.

 

 

Ed Lynch Jr. pads Hall of Fame Resume with 110th Win King Brothers return to Victory Lane in the Precise Lates and Diehl Mods Terry Young continues Opening Night success in Sportsman division

Sarver, PA (April 17, 2015) A rather gloomy morning gave way to crystal clear blue skies and warm temperatures for Opening Night of Fab Four Racing Fueled by Turner�s Premium Iced Teas at Don Martin's Lernerville Speedway as 73 cars turned took to the clay, many for the first time in 2015.

The recent spring rains helped to produce a very fast surface and action that was not for the feint of heart as several red flags waved throughout the four features. And at the end of four features, familiar faces made their way to victory lane, disrupting a pair of upsets in the making in the Peoples TWP Sprint and Diehl Modified features.

Peoples TWP DIRTcar Sprints:

Brent Matus and Ralph Spithaler, who hadn't made an appearance at the action track in quite some time, brought the opening feature of the night to the green flag, but it was Eric "Turkey" Williams that took the initial lead while AJ Flick vaulted to second in the early laps.

Lurking behind them both was one Ed Lynch Jr. who wasted no time making his presence known. The all time leading sprint feature winner in Lernerville history was flying from the get go and on lap six both he and Flick managed their way by Williams. From that point on, it was a two man battle for the win, and Flick who led the majority of the laps while Lynch looked content to be patient and wait for the perfect moment.

But Lynch's patience almost wasn't rewarded as Flick maneuvered through lapped traffic using the mid to high groove while he kept Lynch at bay. But as Flick was attempting to lap Brandon Matus, he jumped the cushion in turn two and managed to get into the marbles coming out of turn four on lap 22, opening the door for Lynch to make his way around. Flick could not find a way to build up enough momentum to challenge Lynch for the lead once it was lost, but still came home a strong second. Brandon Spithaler charged forward from his ninth starting spot to round out the podium. Eric Williams, Ralph Spithaler, Lee Jacobs, Brandon Matus, Brent Matus, Dan Shetler and Sye Lynch started the campaign with top ten finishes in that order.

Precise Racing Products DIRTcar Late Models:

For the second straight year, Russ King ruled the Precise Late Models on Opening Night holding off Jared Miley and Alex Free. However this year, the Bristolville, OH native had to overcome a track that was starting to change and a revamped Kenny Schaltenbrand who had jumped out to the early lead looking strong in doing so.

Schaltenbrand lead Jared Miley in the early laps with King staying close in third until the caution flag waved on lap seven for Tony Musolino. Miley took the lead and stuck to the low side of the track while King was making great time up top. Schaltenbrand would then drop out of the running on lap 11, suffering a mechanical issue which brought out the caution.

On the ensuing restart, King put Miley behind him to take the lead, but Miley would stay close until a lap 21 caution brought the field together one last time. And out of nowhere the crowd saw 15th starting Alex Ferree, who'd picked his way through the cautions and the rest of the field, become a player for the feature win.

Ferree would take second from Jared Miley with one lap to go, but neither could run down King who was the class of the field yet again on opening night. Mike Pegher Jr. salvaged a fourth place finish despite some bad luck earlier in the night. Doug Eck, Dan Swartzlander, Chuck Sarver, Gary Lyle and Todd Bachman rounded out the top ten.

Diehl Automotive DIRTcar Northeast Modifieds:

In the wildest feature of the night, Rex King Jr survived the competition and the carnage to take the victory. The 2014 track champion started on the pole and narrowly avoided disaster in the first set of turns as contact claimed Mat Williamson and Dave Murdick before lap 1 was in the books.

Williamson would return, with a completely re-arranged right rear quarter panel as the race resumed as King Jr sprinted out to the early lead. The action was halted on lap three when Carl Murdick flipped on his roof in turn two. Murdick was okay, and when the race resumed, King Jr was run down and passed by New York invader Justin Wright on lap 6. Wright looked like he had the car to beat for the majority of race and maneuvered through the lapped traffic with ease as King Jr followed him through staying close to the leader.

Wright survived a restart and was back to pounding the cushion when Garrett Krummert brought out the yellow on lap 22. King Jr then made his way around on the restart but could not get very far before the red flag flew again when Steve Feder took a wild ride on the front stretch, going airborne in the process.

Wright had one final chance, but couldn't manage to get back around King Jr in the final two lap shootout.

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Behind all the action, Williamson came from the tail of the field following the opening lap melee to pass Brian Swartzlander for a hard fought podium finish. Mike Turner was fifth, followed by Rex King Sr., Shawn Fleeger, Tom Winkle, Jeremiah Shingledecker and Jeff Miller.

Millerstown Pic-A-Part DIRTcar Sportsman:

Terry Young pulled off a Russ King in the Pic-A-Part Sportsman division, garnering the Opening Night victory for a second year in a row. But it would be no easy win for Young who came from his 9th starting spot to earn the victory.

Joey Zambotti and Mark Sanders led the field to green but it took less than two laps for Paul Schreckengost to take early control of the race. Behind him, Brett McDonald and Bob Egley charged forward to second and third respectively. The action stopped on lap 15 when rookie of the year Aaron Easler, Joe Kelley and 2014 champion Jim Fosnaught tangled in turn 2 to bring out the caution and set up a five lap dash to the checkered.

Young would not entertain any visions of a thrilling finish as he checked out and put an exclamation point on the night while Bob Egley snagged second away from Mike Miller in the waning laps. Corey McPherson was fourth, Paul Schreckengost was fifth and then Brett McDonald, Rob Shook, Joe Kelley, Scott Byers and Joey Zambotti rounded out the top ten.

Race Report provided courtesy of Gary Heeman/ TheDirtNetwork.blogspot.com

 

 

STRATTON PICKS WIN IN ARDC OPENER AT LINDA'S

Linda's Host First Race in Short Track Series

Danny Stratton achieved a lot of "firsts' with his win on Friday night in the season opener for the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) at Linda's Speedway. The Batz family hosted what was the ARDC season opener as well as the inaugural event of ARDC's short track series and Stratton made sure that his name would be part of those milestones when he captured the win in the twenty-five lap main event.

While Stratton captured the glory it was Bruce Buckwalter Jr. who captivated the attention up until lap twelve of the feature event.

Buckwalter set fast time during opening night time trials. After starting fourth in the second qualifying heat, Buckwalter took the lead at the half way mark and posted the win in heat race. His qualifying efforts coupled with his fast time put him on the pole for the feature event.

Buckwalter looked like the man to beat as he powered his BDB Construction/Fastener Specialties #83 out in front at the start. Stratton raced Tony DiMattia for second as PJ Gargiulo moved up to third with 2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz in hot pursuit.

As Stratton closed the gap on Buckwalter, Gargiulo and Kobylarz waged a heated battle for third. Kobylarz slid by Gargiulo to take the spot on lap six but Gargiulo came right back to regain the position. Kobylarz would make his pass stick on lap nine as Buckwalter led Stratton, Kobylarz, Gargiulo and Shawn Jackson with ten complete.

It was a perfect night for Buckwalter until the field came down the homestretch to complete lap eleven. Buckwalter slowed with a puff of smoke. As Stratton took the lead, Buckwalter exited through the turn two gate.

Stratton set the pace as Kobylarz set his sights on the leader. A three way battle was being waged for third with Gargiulo, 2014 ARDC Champion, Steven Drevicki and Shawn Jackson all racing for the same real estate.

After twenty laps of non-stop racing, Jackson clipped the wall on the homestretch and got upside down going into turn one. The driver was uninjured and was pushed back to the pits while the field realigned for a five lap shootout.

Kobylarz threw everything he had at Stratton in the final laps, sliding under the leader several times but Stratton was always able to drive off the top to maintain his advantage.

Stratton took the win over Kobylarz, Gargiulo, Drevicki and Brett Arndt at the checkered.

Heat races were won by Kobylarz and Buckwalter.

FEATURE FINISH (25 LAPS)

1. Danny Stratton 2. Trevor Kobylarz 3. PJ Gargiulo 4. Steven Drevikci 5. Brett Arndt 6. Eric Heydenreich 7. Tyler Brehm 8. Shawn Jackson 9. Tony DiMattia 10. Bruce Buckwalter, Jr. 11. Brett Wanner 12. Jared Esh 13. Jim Radney DNS - Ryan Greth, Brenden Bright and Tommy Kunsman

 

 

Dean Jacobs opens FAST season with 410 sprint victory; Jordan Ryan earns 2nd 305 sprint win of the year

By Brian Liskai

Attica, Ohio (Friday, April 17, 2015) – Steve Casebolt had a lot of seconds and thirds over the years at Attica Raceway Park. On Friday, the Richmond, Indiana driver led all 30 laps to score his first career victory on Kear’s Speed Shop/True Value of Woodville Night.

Casebolt had to hold off a charging Doug Drown the final three laps to score the American Late Model Series win aboard his Tye Twarog owned machine.

“We kind of got to struggling there at the end. I felt like we were good at the beginning. Lapped cars were difficult to deal with. I’ve been here several times…been coming here a long time and have had a lot of seconds and never had won one so we finally broke the jinx,” said Casebolt of his Lias Tire/JE Pistons backed c9.

“I have to thank Tye Twarog. He came on board with us this year in a big way. We wouldn’t have even been here if it weren’t for him. Thanks to my crew guys Saul-Bone, Hobsy and Dillon,” added Casebolt.

Former Attica champion Dean Jacobs of Wooster, Ohio, would lead all 30 laps of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprint feature to score his 11th career win. It wasn’t easy for Jacobs as six time track champion Byron Reed made it very interesting the final two laps as the race went green to checker with no cautions.

The win for Jacobs aboard the Joe and Diane Seeling owned #97 starts the season for the Kistler Racing Products Fremont Attica Sprint Title (FAST) Championship Series and its $10,000 title.

“There’s a little chemistry here. Joe and I have been buddies for quite awhile. Like all good relationships you have your ups and downs and we’ve had them but we’ve overlooked them and came back together. Ronnie unfortunately had a little trouble of his own over the winter and he’s in a wheelchair now. It means a lot. He still works his butt off on this car and Floyd…they make this thing fast and I get the fun of driving it,” said Jacobs beside his Northwest Ohio Towing/Sugar Street Bar and Grill/NAPA Truck Center backed machine.

“The inside boards of my wing are still aluminum and I get a glare off of them and I kept thinking someone was driving beside me. I probably slacked off a little there at the end of the race. I hit the tires (on bottom of the track) a few times but as long as you’re on the gas it pops the front end a little but you keep going,” added Jacobs.

“We’re putting a full assault on the FAST championship this year. If we don’t win it I’ll be very disappointed,” continued Jacobs.

Castalia, Ohio’s Jordan Ryan would survive a restart with just one lap remaining to claim his second Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprint feature of 2015. The win for the defending track champion is his 7th career victory at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant which also opened the season for the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series.

“I got to start up front for a change. Last year I started seventh about 12 times. The cautions kept me out of lapped traffic which was getting very hard to pass. I was hoping for a caution that last lap because they were on the high side and bottom. I thought I’d be okay but then I thought it might hurt me because I thought Bobby Clark was going to come right through the middle,” said Ryan beside his Village Pizza House/KDB Rentals/Burns Electric/Frosty Frog/Sandwisch Hay and Straw/Kistler Racing Products/Griff’s Engines/Big D’s Lawncare/Walton’s Cutting Crew/Precision Body and Frame/J&J Automotive backed machine.

For the 30 lap ALMS feature Drown and Casebolt would bring the field to green with Casebolt gaining the advantage. Drown would have his hands full early with Ryan Markham with Ryan Missler and Matt Irey staying close.

After a lap was scored Greg Oaks would spin. On the restart Casebolt would pull away slightly as Markham drove into second with Drown, Missler and Irey giving chase. Drown would drive back into second a lap later.

A long green flag run would follow and Casebolt would hit lapped traffic by the 13th circuit allowing Drown to close with Markham and Irey locked in a tremendous battle for third. Irey would take the third spot on lap 14.

With six laps to go Casebolt was in heavy lapped traffic as Drown pulled right to his rear bumper. The second and final caution would come out on lap 25 for a Dusty Moore spin. On the restart Casebolt couldn’t shake Drown who raced to his inside lap after lap. Coming to the white flag Drown and Casebolt were side by side. Casebolt got a good run off the bottom of turn two the final lap and drove to the win over Drown, Irey, Missler and Markham.

Jacobs and Stuart Brubaker brought the field to green in the 410 sprint feature with Jacobs gaining the edge as Chad Kemenah drove into second while DJ Foos, Reed, Brubaker, Rob Chaney and Chris Andrews gave chase.

Kemenah drove to Jacobs’ outside several times over the first six laps before Jacobs was able to pull away slightly. Foos would then pressure Kemenah and would take second on lap 9.

The leaders hit lapped traffic by the 12th lap with the running order Jacobs, Foos, Reed, Kemenah, Chaney, Andrews, Brubaker, 12th starter Cap Henry and Craig Mintz. Reed would take second at the halfway point of the race with Kemenah driving around Foos for third a lap later.

With 12 laps to go Reed was closing on Jacobs with Kemenah, Foos, Chaney and Henry in pursuit. Jacobs and Reed ran nose to tail over the next 10 laps and with two to go Reed raced to Jacobs’ outside with Kemenah, Henry and Foos in tow.

As they took the white flag Jacobs was glued to the bottom with Reed trying the middle. As they raced out of turn two the final time Jacobs got a great bite off the bottom as Reed would try one final time to the outside in the final turns. Jacobs would hold Reed off for the win with Kemenah, Henry and Foos rounding out the top five.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint feature John Ivy and Ryan would bring the field to green with Ryan gaining the advantage. Ivy, Paul Weaver, Bobby Clark, Steve Rando and Jamie Miller would give chase. Clark would move into third on the second lap and would grab second on lap four. Miller would move into third on lap five.

The leaders would race into heavy lapped traffic by just the seventh circuit with Ryan’s lead disappearing as Clark, Miller, Ivy and Alvin Roepke in pursuit. Trey Jacobs would bring out the first caution on lap 12 as he spun right in front of the leaders. On the restart Ryan was able to pull away slightly as Miller took second from Clark with Roepke, Rando and Ivy giving chase.

As Ryan stayed glued to the bottom, Clark would find the middle groove to his liking as he blasted back into second on lap 16 with Miller staying close. Lapped traffic would come into play again with four laps to go with Ryan leading Clark, Miller, Roepke, Rando, Weaver, Kyle Capodice and Ivy.

Tyler Street would bring out only the second caution of the race just after the white flag had flown. Ryan got a great restart and drove to the win over Clark, Miller, Roepke and Rando.

Attica Raceway Park will be back in action, Friday, April 24 on Fisher Performance/Merrill Lynch Night with the 410 sprints, UMP late models and 305 sprints in action.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow on Twitter @atticaracewyprk.

Attica Raceway Park Kear’s Speed Shop/True Value of Woodville Night April 17, 2015 [*] indicates starting position

O’Reilly Auto Parts 410 Sprints -

Qualifying 1.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.496; 2.19-Chris Andrews, 12.499; 3.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.548; 4.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.609; 5.45-Tim Shaffer, 12.624; 6.40-Caleb Helms, 12.629; 7.5-Jordan Harble, 12.637; 8.15H-Mitch Harble, 12.671; 9.21-DJ Foos, 12.697; 10.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.715; 11.5R-Byron Reed, 12.715; 12.09-Craig Mintz, 12.743; 13.77-Dain Naida, 12.749; 14.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.754; 15.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.756; 16.9H-Jac Haudenschild, 12.794; 17.40DD-Nate Dussel, 12.815; 18.45L-Brian Lay, 12.820; 19.53-Cap Henry, 12.898; 20.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.905; 21.9-Jimmy Colvin, 12.936; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 12.991; 23.83M-Broc Martin, 13.012; 24.60-Jody Keegan, 13.099; 25.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.352; 26.78-Todd Kane, 13.417; 27.25M-Ken Mackey, 13.675; 28.59-Bryan Nuckles, 13.779;

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps top 4 to A) 1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 15H-Mitch Harble[2] ; 4. 25M-Ken Mackey[7] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 9-Jimmy Colvin[6] ; 7. 5-Jordan Harble[3]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 9x-Rob Chaney[4] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 4. 40DD-Nate Dussell[5] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 6. 77-Dain Naida[2]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5R-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 4. 9H-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor[4] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles[7]

Rockauto.com Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 21-DJ Foos[2] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[6] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7]

Computer Man B-Main 1 - (10 Laps to 4 to A) 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 2. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 3. 1st-Gary Taylor[3] ; 4. 9-Jimmy Colvin[5] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11] ; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles[10] ; 8. 77-Dain Naida[6] ; 9. 60-Jody Keegan[8] ; 10. 5-Jordan Harble[9]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[3] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[12] ; 5. 21-DJ Foos[6] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer[17] ; 8. 09-Craig Mintz[10] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[16] ; 10. 19-Chris Andrews[5] ; 11. 9x-Rob Chaney[7] ; 12. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 13. 40DD-Nate Dussell[14] ; 14. 45L-Brian Lay[11] ; 15. 1st-Gary Taylor[19] ; 16. 25M-Ken Mackey[13] ; 17. 83M-Broc Martin[18] ; 18. 9-Jimmy Colvin[20] ; 19. 9H-Jac Haudenschild[15] ; 20. 15H-Mitch Harble[9]

Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints -

Nitro Black Performance by Engine Pro Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 39-Jamie Miller[7] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 6. 48-Mike Burkin[8] ; 7. 18-Frank Neill[5] ; 8. 44-Kyle Farmer[3] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[9]

Summit Racing Equipment Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 3. 13-Jeremy Duposki[1] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs[2] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5]

Ultra Shield Race Products Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 8. 2L-Landon LaLonde[4]

Computer Man B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 48-Mike Burkin[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 4. 18-Frank Neill[4] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[10] ; 8. 44-Kyle Farmer[7] ; 9. 87-Brian Gibbs[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 3. 39-Jamie Miller[5] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[10] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[12] ; 7. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 9. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron[11] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 12. 11G-Luke Griffith[13] ; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs[18] ; 14. 7M-Brandon Moore[15] ; 15. 25-Jason Keckler[14] ; 16. 48-Mike Burkin[16] ; 17. 4*-Tyler Street[17] ; 18. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[20] ; 19. 18-Frank Neill[19] ; 20. 13-Jeremy Duposki[9]

ALMS Late Models -

Heat 1 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. C9-Steve Casebolt[8] ; 2. 13-JR Hotovy[1] ; 3. 54-Matt Westfall[2] ; 4. 00-Chris Kelley[5] ; 5. 5J-Josh Haynes[4] ; 6. 22JR-Michael Oaks[9] ; 7. 1-Ben Mott[6] ; 8. 03-Jim Gingery[3] ; 9. 23J-Mike Hudson[7]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 240-Doug Drown[1] ; 2. 71I-Matt Irey[4] ; 3. 22-Greg Oaks[2] ; 4. 21-Larry Kingseed[5] ; 5. 88-Andrew Reaume[9] ; 6. 23V-Ryan Vanderveen[7] ; 7. 48-John Bores[3] ; 8. 15A-Phil Ausra[6] ; 9. 53M-Hillard Miller[8]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 50Y-Ryan Missler[2] ; 2. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[4] ; 3. M14-Brandon Thirlby[8] ; 4. 20-Chad White[7] ; 5. 91-Rusty Schlenk[9] ; 6. 34-Herb Reich[3] ; 7. 53-Steve Sabo[5]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5M-Ryan Markham[6] ; 2. 15B-Mike Bores[5] ; 3. 75-Dusty Moore[8] ; 4. 71-Dave Hornikel[2] ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels[7] ; 6. 69R-Doug Baird[1] ; 7. 06-Jake Rendel[3] ; 8. 92-Cody Scott[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 laps, top 2 to A) 1. 20-Chad White[9] ; 2. 007-Rick Bond[8] ; 3. 5J-Josh Haynes[1] ; 4. 03-Jim Gingery[6] ; 5. 53-Steve Sabo[5] ; 6. 34-Herb Reich[3] ; 7. 1-Ben Mott[4] ; 8. 22JR-Michael Oaks[2] ; 9. 23J-Mike Hudson[7]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 88-Andrew Reaume[1] ; 2. 23V-Ryan Vanderveen[3] ; 3. 53M-Hillard Miller[8] ; 4. 15A-Phil Ausra[7] ; 5. 48-John Bores[5] ; 6. 06-Jake Rendel[6] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[4]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. C9-Steve Casebolt[2] ; 2. 240-Doug Drown[1] ; 3. 71I-Matt Irey[6] ; 4. 50Y-Ryan Missler[4] ; 5. 5M-Ryan Markham[3] ; 6. 13-JR Hotovy[5] ; 7. 15B-Mike Bores[8] ; 8. 54-Matt Westfall[9] ; 9. 21-Larry Kingseed[14] ; 10. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[7] ; 11. 71-Dave Hornikel[16] ; 12. M14-Brandon Thirlby[11] ; 13. 23V-Ryan Vanderveen[20] ; 14. 88-Andrew Reaume[18] ; 15. 15A-Phil Ausra[21] ; 16. 75-Dusty Moore[12] ; 17. 00-Chris Kelley[13] ; 18. 20-Chad White[17] ; 19. 91-Rusty Schlenk[15] ; 20. 007-Rick Bond[19] ; 21. 22-Greg Oaks[10] ; 22. 48-John Bores[22]

 

 

Quick Review/Full Results: Dean Jacobs and Jordan Ryan Earn F.A.S.T. Opening Night Victories at Attica Raceway Park!

By Tyler Altmeyer: F.A.S.T. Public Relations/altmeyer119@gmail.com/(724)-954-4915

F.A.S.T. Promoter: Rich Farmer - (419) 307 - 4241 / www.fastondirt.com

Attica, OH (April 17th, 2015) - The 2015 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) championship schedule is officially underway; launching a brand new season of competitive ‘410’ and ‘305’ sprint car racing in northwestern Ohio. The new year ignited with F.A.S.T. ‘305’ and ‘410’ competition at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio.

Dean Jacobs would go wire-to-wire at Attica Raceway Park during night #1 of the 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ championship; leading all 30-laps of the main event to capture his eleventh career Attica win. Jacobs would hold off defending F.A.S.T. champion Byron Reed at the finish. Former UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘champ’ Chad Kemenah finished third; followed by twelfth starting Cap Henry and D.J. Foos. Tim Shaffer was the hard charger; advancing ten positions from seventeenth to seventh.

Jordan Ryan earned his seventh career Attica Raceway Park ‘305’ sprint car victory by winning night #1 of the 2015 F.A.S.T. ‘305’ championship at Attica Raceway Park. Sixth starting Bobby Clark would go on to finish second; Jamie Miller, hard-charger Alvin Roepke, and Steve Rando rounded out the top-five. Alvin Roepke earned the hard-charger award after advancing from tenth to fourth.

There were twenty-eight Kistler Racing Products F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service sprint cars signed in for competition at ‘ARP.’ Stuart Brubaker, Rob Chaney, Byron Reed, and Dean Jacobs all earned heat race victories. The ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer grabbed the evening’s B-main win, wrapping up all preliminary action.

Twenty-five JLH General Contractors F.A.S.T. ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro sprint cars made their way to Attica, Ohio for the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title opener. Paul Weaver, Ricky Peterson, and Dan McCarron each earned respective heat race victories. Mike Burkin took home the evening’s ‘305’ B-main victory.

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Full Results: Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘410’ Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service – Night #1 - Friday, April 17th, 2015

410 Sprints -

Qualifying

1.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.496; 2.19-Chris Andrews, 12.499; 3.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.548; 4.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.609; 5.45-Tim Shaffer, 12.624; 6.40-Caleb Helms, 12.629; 7.5-Jordan Harble, 12.637; 8.15H-Mitch Harble, 12.671; 9.21-DJ Foos, 12.697; 10.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.715; 11.5R-Byron Reed, 12.715; 12.09-Craig Mintz, 12.743; 13.77-Dain Naida, 12.749; 14.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.754; 15.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.756; 16.9H-Jac Haudenschild, 12.794; 17.40DD-Nate Dussell, 12.815; 18.45L-Brian Lay, 12.820; 19.53-Cap Henry, 12.898; 20.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.905; 21.9-Jimmy Colvin, 12.936; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 12.991; 23.83M-Broc Martin, 13.012; 24.60-Jody Keegan, 13.099; 25.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.352; 26.78-Todd Kane, 13.417; 27.25M-Ken Mackey, 13.675; 28.59-Bryan Nuckles, 13.779;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 15H-Mitch Harble[2] ; 4. 25M-Ken Mackey[7] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 9-Jimmy Colvin[6] ; 7. 5-Jordan Harble[3]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 9x-Rob Chaney[4] ; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 3. 09-Craig Mintz[3] ; 4. 40DD-Nate Dussell[5] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 6. 77-Dain Naida[2]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 4. 9H-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor[4] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 21-DJ Foos[2] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[6] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 2. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 3. 1st-Gary Taylor[3] ; 4. 9-Jimmy Colvin[5] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11] ; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles[10] ; 8. 77-Dain Naida[6] ; 9. 60-Jody Keegan[8] ; 10. 5-Jordan Harble[9]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[3] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[12] ; 5. 21-DJ Foos[6] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer[17] ; 8. 09-Craig Mintz[10] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[16] ; 10. 19-Chris Andrews[5] ; 11. 9x-Rob Chaney[7] ; 12. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 13. 40DD-Nate Dussell[14] ; 14. 45L-Brian Lay[11] ; 15. 1st-Gary Taylor[19] ; 16. 25M-Ken Mackey[13] ; 17. 83M-Broc Martin[18] ; 18. 9-Jimmy Colvin[20] ; 19. 9H-Jac Haudenschild[15] ; 20. 15H-Mitch Harble[9]

Full Results: JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro - Night #1 - Friday, April 17th, 2015

305 Sprints -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 39-Jamie Miller[7] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 6. 48-Mike Burkin[8] ; 7. 18-Frank Neill[5] ; 8. 44-Kyle Farmer[3] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps)

1. 2-Ricky Peterson[3] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 3. 13-Jeremy Duposki[1] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 5. 25-Jason Keckler[6] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs[2] ; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps)

1. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 6. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 7. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 8. 2L-Landon LaLonde[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 48-Mike Burkin[1] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 4. 18-Frank Neill[4] ; 5. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[8] ; 6. 97-Kyle Peters[6] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[10] ; 8. 44-Kyle Farmer[7] ; 9. 87-Brian Gibbs[5]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 5R-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 3. 39-Jamie Miller[5] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[10] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[12] ; 7. 77I-John Ivy[1] ; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson[7] ; 9. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron[11] ; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[8] ; 12. 11G-Luke Griffith[13] ; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs[18] ; 14. 7M-Brandon Moore[15] ; 15. 25-Jason Keckler[14] ; 16. 48-Mike Burkin[16] ; 17. 4*-Tyler Street[17] ; 18. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[20] ; 19. 18-Frank Neill[19] ; 20. 13-Jeremy Duposki[9]

History Note: Byron Reed and Nate Dussel are the defending F.A.S.T. champions. Reed earned the 2014 F.A.S.T. ‘410’ Championship Series title worth $10,000, while Dussel picked up his second consecutive ‘305’ F.A.S.T. championship; this time worth $2,000.

Looking Ahead: The Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series will be back in action tomorrow evening, April 18th at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The April 18th program will be Night #2 of the 2015 F.A.S.T. schedule.

Social Media: Be sure to stay updated with everything F.A.S.T. related and ‘Like’ F.A.S.T. on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow F.A.S.T. on Twitter at @FASTseries.

Questions: Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2015 Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Championship Series presented by KS Sales & Service, or the 2015 JLH General Contractors Fremont/Attica Sprint Title ‘305’ Championship Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title Series at www.fastondirt.com. Updated information regarding the Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway can also be found on the web at; www.atticaracewaypark.com or www.fremontohspeedway.com.

 

 

The Shark Returns To Civil War Series Victory Lane in Calistoga, CA

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Calistoga, CA)- Sean Becker made a late race move at the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night that saw the three-time series champion become the third different winner through three Civil War Series events thus far on Saturday night.

With Shane Golobic and Dominic Scelzi leading the field to green, it was reigning series champion, and opening night winner, Shane Golobic, jumping out to an early lead, as he quickly began distancing himself from the rest of the field as Sean Becker made a bold move around Scelzi to take over the second spot on the opening lap.

As Golobic continued to pace the field, Becker would keep him in his sights, but behind the lead duo the action was picking up as Rico Abreu and Andy Forsberg began making some moves forward.

With Abreu moving into the third spot, Forsberg had a monster run down the back stretch as be got by both Abreu and Scelzi to take over the third spot, as Sean Becker began to reel Golboic in as the lead duo got into traffic.

With five laps to go, a slower car bobbled in front of Golobic, and Becker pulled right up on Golobic’s rear bumper, and was able to make his move for the lead coming to the flag stand.

Out in front, Becker was very strong, though Golobic did not go away easy, as he continued to pressure Becker, as he then felt pressure from Andy Forsberg.

Becker would not be denied on this night, as he picked up his second career victory at the Calistoga Speedway as Shane Golobic, Andy Forsberg, Rico Abreu, and Dominic Scelzi rounded out the top five, in what was the series first appearance at the speedway since the 2012 season.

“It is just a pleasure to drive this car for the F&F team,” Becker said. “I am helping them shake this car down for Alan Bradway’s son Justin, and I think he is going to have a really good piece. The guys gave me a great car and it is great to win again at Calistoga.”

With 15 cars checked into the pit area on Saturday night, Rico Abreu got things started off by timing in with the quickest lap during qualifications. With two Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster heat races also part of the program, wins went to Andy Forsberg and Dominic Scelzi, as Shane Golobic won the night’s Dash.

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster will return to action on April 25th as the series makes it’s first ever appearance at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA.

WINNERS: Shane Golobic (March 20th, Marysville Raceway), Bradley Terrell (March 28th, Petaluma Speedway), Sean Becker (April 11th, Calistoga Speedway)

STAY CONNECTED: Keep up with the Civil War Series Presented By Flowmaster, and find complete results and point standings by clicking over to www.racepmg.com, ‘Liking’ www.facebook.com/civilwarsprints, or following us on twitter at www.twitter.com/civilwarsprints.

CIVIL WAR SERIES PRESENTED BY FLOWMASTER- Founded in 1991 as the North-South Series, the Civil War Sprint Car Series was born in 1993 giving 360ci Sprint Cars in California a sanctioning body. What started as just a handful of races at three different tracks has evolved into quite the series. In 2015, the Civil War Sprint Car Series will host 14 events at 8 different tracks around California.

 

 

STOCKON CLAIMS INDIANA OPEN WHEEL.COM RACIN’ FEST AT LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY

Putnamville, IN - April 11, 2015. Chase Stockon of Elizabethtown, IN, won the 30 lap Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series feature Saturday night at the Lincoln Park Speedway. The Indiana Open Wheel . Com Racin’ Fest served as the opening event at the speedway again this season. It was also the first event of 2015 for the series.

Winner Chase Stockon was driving his own 32 T.B.I. Racing DRC powered by a Fisher engine. The car is sponsored by Crescent Electric, Angle Buildings, FK Shocks, and Ted Brown’s Quality Paint. It was feature victory number seven for Stockon in MSCS competition. The victory gave him the series points lead at the outset of the new season.

Stockon retook the lead on the 5th lap from Casey Shuman and managed to build and maintain a slight lead as the drivers battled for other top five positions behind him. Shuman continued to hold onto the runner-up position to finish second. Robert Ballou would pick up third position with just a couple of laps to go and complete a remarkable drive up through the pack after starting 18th. Brent Beauchamp finished fourth and Daron Clayton was fifth.

Chad Boespflug lead the second five across the finish line. He too had started deep in the pack after winning the B Main to transfer. He moved up 11 spots. But Ballou’s increase of 15 positions during the feature would make him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race.

Max McGhee was seventh in the feature followed by Jon Stanbrough and Shane Cockrum with Aaron Farney rounding out the top ten. Donny Brackett received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award in finishing eleventh. He just missed the top ten after starting 19th on the field.

The three heat race winners were Casey Shuman, Jon Stanbrough, and Chase Stockon. Max McGhee collected the most passing points of the 28 drivers who raced with a total of 121.

There were some exciting moments. An accident in turn two during the third heat race damaged the cars of Brady Short and Robert Ballou. Ballou managed to complete repairs in time to run in the B but the damage was too extensive on Short’s sprint car. A.J. Hopkins brought out the red during the feature by flipping his car in turn two. The feature also had 3 caution periods for spins and debris. However 13 drivers finished the feature race.

The Midwest Sprint Car Series will compete twice next weekend with an appearance at Bloomington Speedway on Friday night April 17th and Tri-State Speedway on Saturday night April 18th. Both racing programs will be co-sanctioned with the United States Auto Club. The features will pay $5,000 to win.

Provided as News and Information for the Midwest Sprint Car Series

RACE SUMMARY Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, IN “Indiana Open Wheel.Com Racin’ Fest” April 11, 2015

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (28 Entries)

First Heat -2x Casey Shuman, 21 Carson Short, 17 Max McGhee, 98 Brandon Morin, 9 Bub Cummings, 11 James Lyerla, 35x Chris Babcock, 24 Nate McMillin, 71 Wayne Newlin, 1 Mitch Wissmiller

Second Heat - 81 Jon Stanbrough, 2E Daron Clayton, 15F Aaron Farney, 34 Brent Beauchamp, 14H A.J. Hopkins, 5 Chad Boespflug, 4B Donny Brackett, 38 Chet Williams, 44x Davis Hair

Third Heat - 32 Chase Stockon, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 3R Kyle Cummins, 44 Dickie Gaines, 66 Shane Cockrum, 22v Shelby Van Gilder, 11p Brady Short, 12 Robert Ballou, 28 Brandon Mattox

B-Main - 5 Chad Boespflug, 12 Robert Ballou, 4B Donny Brackett, 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 28 Brandon Mattox, 35x Chris Babcock, 24 Nate McMillin, 22v Shelby Van Gilder, 71 Wayne Newlin, 38 Chet Williams, 44x David Hair

A-Main (30 Laps) - 32 Chase Stockon, 2x Casey Shuman, 12 Robert Ballou, 34 Brent Beauchamp, 2E Daron Clayton, 5 Chad Boespflug, 17 Max McGhee, 81 Jon Stanbrough, 66 Shane Cockrum, 15F Aaron Farney, 4B Donny Brackett, 98 Brandon Morin, 11 Janes Lyerla, 9 Bub Cummings, 44 Dickie Gaines, 21 Carson Short, 3R Kyle Cummins, 04 Jeff Bland Jr., 1 Mitch Wissmiller, 14H A.J. Hopkins, 28 Brandon Mattox

 

 

 

 

 

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