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BELL Earns 50th Midget Feature WIN at POWRi Southern Illinois Shootout

MARION, Ill. (October 20, 2018) - Christopher Bell took the lead on lap 13 and led the final 28 circuits to earn his 50th career national midget feature victory at the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League's Southern Illinois Shootout at the Southern Illinois Raceway in Marion. All 50 of Bell's victories have come with Toyota.

The 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion has six midget feature wins this season, including his second consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals title. The victory is the 37th national midget feature win for a Toyota-powered driver in 2018.

Zach Daum started from the pole and immediately moved out to the lead with Logan Seavey sliding into second. Daum's lead would be short-lived, though, after being caught in a lap four incident that would drop him to the tail end of the field, with Seavey assuming the lead and Bell quickly moving into second after starting from the eight spot.

Three additional yellow flags would slow the action down through lap 11 as Seavey continued to lead Bell, followed by Alex Bright and Jonathan Beason.

Seavey maintained his lead on the lap 12 re-start, but Bell stayed right with him and then made his move for the lead on lap 13. As the race passed the midway point, the lead duo eventually pulled away to make it a two-car race. Bell would maintain the top spot, but Seavey stayed right with him.

A late yellow would create a seven-lap dash to the finish, but Bell simply checked out on the restart, opening up a comfortable lead on the way to his milestone 50th win. Seavey would finish second to make it a Toyota one-two finish for the second consecutive night. They were joined in the top 10 by teammates Tanner Carrick in sixth and Holly Shelton in tenth.

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Thomas Makes it 12 at Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL - Tyler Thomas outlasted a relentless Tanner Carrick on an elbows-up Jacksonville Speedway to take his second POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory of 2018. Thomas's Jacksonville victory is the 12th of his POWRi career.

At the drop of the green flag, Jake Neuman took the early lead followed by Cannon McIntosh. By lap two, Thomas had moved past McIntosh for second with Tucker Klaasmeyer in tow. After the caution was displayed for McIntosh and Alex Bright, Thomas powered past Neuman for the lead while Klaasmeyer worked Neuman for second.

With Thomas comfortably out front, Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports teammates Tanner Carrick and Logan Seavey pushed past both Klaasmeyer and Neuman. With a comfortable cushion over the duo, Thomas seemed to be the dominant machine until the red was displayed on lap 19.

Returning to green flag racing, Thomas led with Carrick in second, followed by Seavey, Klaasmeyer, and Ryan Robinson. Action ensued between Thomas and Carrick as Thomas held strong up top blasting the cushion in turns one and two, with Carrick taking to the inside in turns three and four.

With three laps to go, the red was again displayed, creating a three-lap dash for the win. Returning to racing, Thomas led Carrick with a slim advantage on the restart. Taking the victory, Thomas led with Carrick coming in second. Logan Seavey finished third with another good points night for current POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League point standings leader, Tucker Klaasmeyer in fourth. Holly Shelton took fifth.

"We had a really good car," commented Tyler Thomas. "My dad did a heck of a job setting this car up and our Toyota engine by Speedway just takes off and rips. Hopefully, we can make it two-in-a-row tomorrow night."

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 3N - JAKE NEUMAN, Heat 2: 77 - ALEX BRIGHT, Heat 3: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 91T - TYLER THOMAS

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 91T - TYLER THOMAS, 2. 71K - TANNER CARRICK, 3. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY, 4. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, 5. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON, 6. 35X - ANDREW LAYSER, 7. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN, 8. 72 - SAM JOHNSON, 9. 21KS - KARTER SARFF, 10. 5D - ZACH DAUM, 11. 56Y - DANIEL ROBINSON, 12. 56X - MARK CHISHOLM, 13. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN, 14. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH, 15. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, 16. 10C - DALTON CAMFIELD, 17. 6 - KYLE HAMMER, 18. 77 - ALEX BRIGHT, 19. 97A - AUSTIN O'DELL, 20. 86C - DEVIN CAMFIELD


 

2018 Lucas Oil ESS Champion Wins $3,000 at Brockville over Jeff Cook and Jason Barney.

By Tim Baltz

FONDA, NY – The 360 Sprint Cars took to the speedway for 25 laps and to no surprise Steve Poirier would jump out into the early race lead over Jeff Cook and Matt Tanner. The race track for the Sprint Cars also became difficult on their right rear tires but Poirier, who claimed his record tying 8th series title in 2018, was mastering the tire game to the best of his ability but a yellow on lap 6 for Shawn Donath would slow the pace for everyone.

On the next restart a major accident took place as a total of 12 cars piled into turns 1 and 2 with no place to go, blocking the entire race track and the red flag was displayed. Despite what looked to be a severe accident, resulted in only a few drivers having to retire to the pits but many were able to rejoin at the tail of the field.

On the restart it was still Poirier in front of the field over Cook, Tanner, Jason Barney and Matt Billings. At the halfway point Poirier and Cook had distanced themselves from the rest of the field and Cook, who chose a harder tire than Poirier tried his best in traffic to get by the 8 time ESS champion but Poirier remained up to the challenge and in control.

The battle for 3rd however was a fantastic battle as Matt Tanner tried at will to hold off 2017 ESS champion Jason Barney for a podium spot. With a handful of laps remaining Jason Barney was able to get by for 3rd but had a lot of work to do to run down the top 2. At the checkered flag despite the many attempts by Jeff Cook, the man they call Fireball was able to claim another Brockville Speedway Sprint Car win in his career. Jeff Cook took 2nd with Jason Barney claiming the final podium spot.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints A-Main at Brockville – Steve Poirier ($3,050), Jeff Cook ($2,000), Jason Barney ($1,100), Matt Tanner ($800), Matt Billings ($550), Chris Jones ($470). Joe Trenca ($430), Larry Wight ($420), Rick Wilson ($410), Alex Vigneault ($500), Yan Bilodeau ($370), Denny Peebles ($400), Dave Axton ($330), Shawn Donath ($325), Jordan Poirier ($370), Sean Durand ($315), Kelly Hebing ($310), Parker Evans ($305), Roger Levesque ($300), Steve Hutchinson Jr., ($300), Paul Pekkonen ($300), Tyler Cartier ($300), Chad Miller ($300), Dale Gosselin ($300).

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COLTON FLINNER BECOMES 12TH DIFFERENT SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR WINNER OF 2018 WITH LERNERVILLE WIN WHILE JEREMY WONDERLING TAKES TITLE; STUNNING PERFORMANCE BY 14 Y.O. BLAZE MYERS TO WIN ON LAST LAP FROM 19TH IN BICKNELL RUSH MOD TOUR; CHAMP CHAD RUHLMAN ENDS INAUGURAL RUSH SPRINT SEASON IN VICTORY LANE
October 12-13, 2018
(By Mike Leone)

(Sarver, PA)... The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance were part of the 10th annual "Steel City Stampede" this past weekend at Lernerville Speedway featuring the Sweeney RUSH Late Model Touring Series, the Bicknell Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series, and the Bonnell's Rod Shop RUSH Sprint Car Weekly Series in their season finale events. Capturing feature wins were Colton Flinner (Late Models), Blaze Myers (Sportsman Modifieds), and Chad Ruhlman (Sprint Cars), while Ricky Steigerwald ended the night winning the Late Model Non-Qualifier. The RUSH Pro Stock "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance took place on Saturday with product giveaways for all 20 Lernerville competitors.

Sixth starting Colton Flinner passed a determined Jeremy Wonderling on lap 16 and held him off to the finish to become the 12th different Sweeney Tour winner in 17 races during the 2018 campaign, worth $2,000. Wonderling charged from sixth to win the dash to earn the feature pole then dominated the first half of the event before settling in and finished second to overtake eighth place finishing Jason Genco in the standings to win the $5,000 Tour title.

"That was awesome- this is my first ever win at Lernerville," revealed the emotional 24-year-old Allison Park, Pa. racer. "I don't even know what to say. It means the world to me. I have to thank my dad for sure with everything he does for me and John Johnson for believing in me with the Super Late Model. Also thanks to all of my sponsors and the fans that stayed out here for today and braving the cold."

Wonderling flew into the early lead, while fourth starting Michael Duritsky, Jr. went from fourth to second over Brady Wonderling, Chad Homan, and Flinner. Lap two saw Flinner and eighth starting Mike Pegher, Jr. take over fourth and fifth from Homan. Wonderling caught lapped traffic on lap eight as he had a sizable straightaway lead. Wonderling was in heavy lapped traffic on the ninth circuit as the battle for second raged between Duritsky, Brady Wonderling, Flinner, and Pegher. On lap 11 and 12, Flinner and Pegher continued to move forward as they disposed of Brady Wonderling for third and fourth respectively.

Flinner continued his charge as he drove around Duritsky off turn two for second on lap 13 then got the break he needed when Justin Lamb spun to bring out the event's first caution. Flinner would make the winning pass putting a slider on Wonderling on lap 16. Pegher continued his run to the front sliding Duritsky for third on lap 18 before back-to-back cautions with 18 laps scored.

When racing resumed, Pegher would lose third to last Sunday's $4,000 "Bill Hendren Memorial" Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway winner, Daryl Charlier, who had quietly worked his way forward from the 10th starting spot. Flinner pulled away and appeared headed to the win and Wonderling the championship, but one more caution for a spin by Chad Sines would bunch up the field for the final time setting up a two-lap dash to the checkered.

Flinner held off Wonderling over the final two laps by a margin of 1.066 seconds to capture his second career Sweeney Tour win, but first since September 13, 2014 at Pittsburgh in his John's Towing/All American Framers/Randig Towing/Bellisarios Lounge/K&B Auto-sponsored #75. Flinner also became the sixth new winner of the season in the past seven races!

After falling behind by 12 points to Genco heading into the final two races, Wonderling recorded a fourth and a second place finish compared to Genco's 10th and eight to capture the title in his Terry Prince Contracting/Close Racing Supply/Wonderling Pit Stop/The Store/Pine Grove Collision/Dynamic Driveline-sponsored #3J. Wonderling ended the season with 14 straight top nine finishes!

"This means a lot," expressed the 38-year-old Wellsville, NY champion, who earned $1,000 for his runner-up finish. "To support this and to be announced the champion with everything Vicki (Emig) and RUSH does is pretty cool. It's a pretty good deal to come down and run as good as I was at Pittsburgh and here with people like Colton and Pegher. We came here Thursday to practice in effort to seal the deal. The car just kept getting better and better. I told my wife I don't care about points, I just want to win the race. I'm sure Colton learned a lot racing his Super Late Model here and I knew when he came sliding across me down here he obviously came off the top. There were a couple times on restarts I came sliding across the bottom and I so badly wanted to come down in front of him but I knew he'd be coming. Then that one time Colton, Pegher, and I were all bumping coming down the backstretch I had to stop and start thinking about the big picture- it was getting crazy."

Charlier was third over Pegher. After joining up with the Tour on August 12 at Pittsburgh, Pegher reeled off four straight top four finishes to end the season. Duritsky matched his best career Tour finish of fifth from way back on October 9, 2015 at McKean County Raceway. Brady Wonderling, who finished third in Tour points in his first season, dropped to sixth at the finish, but was selected as the Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night" for holding off Chad Homan in the dash to earn a front row starting spot with his brother Brady. Ironically Homan followed him across the feature finish in seventh as Genco, Brian Knowles, and Logan Zarin completed the top 10.

Knowles raced from 18th to ninth to earn the $100 Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger gift card. After a solid performance one week ago at Pittsburgh, Josh Stoica got caught up in an accident and was selected as the TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" recipient.

Driving for Paul "Jabo" Jablonski for just the third time, Ricky Steigerwald led all eight laps of the non-qualifier to close out the "Steel City Stampede". The 22-year-old Stock Car racer hopes to move into the RUSH Late Model division in 2019. The Pittsburgh, Pa. driver earned $175 in Jablonski's Classic Landscaping/Side Lines Trees Service-sponsored #3. Steigerwald became the 34th different winner in 38 races run all-time in the "Wheelman" Bonus Event Challenge Series, which saw Bill Kessler capture the 2018 title. Collin Burke was a close second in his Tour debut. Zach Gunn was third for his third top four non-qualifier finish. Brandon Lott was another driver making his Tour debut and finished fourth over Jared Kane.

Pegher set fast time in $100 FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying on Friday night by just 0.006 of a second over Duritsky with a lap 17.906. Pegher then went on to win the first $25 FK Rod End heat race, while Duritsky, Jeremy Wonderling, and Brady Wonderling also picked up $25 heat wins over the 33-car field. Khole Wanzer, who paced the four-wide salute with his pink October breast cancer awareness wrap, won the first last chance B main on Saturday, while Chad Sines won the second.

Fourteen-year-old Blaze Myers pulled off a stunning upset to win his first career Bicknell Racing Products Tour feature for the Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, worth $800. Myers won the last chance B main from the third starting spot then charged from 19th in the feature to pull off a last lap pass of 2018 Bicknell Tour and Weekly Series Champion, Garrett Krummert. To make things even more impressive, Myers did a 360-spin with five laps to go losing at least five positions. The victory also propelled Myers to the "Futures Cup" Championship! Myers also picked up a pair of contingencies with the $100 Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger gift card and the Sherwood Wheels "Man of Steel" free steel wheel.

"I drove a heck of a race after spinning out there," explained the Franklin, Pa. teenager. "I knew I just had to hug that bottom or I wouldn't have gotten by anyone. I just to have to thank Chip Ritchey, the Weavers, my dad, and my whole family for allowing me to do this. I couldn't do any of this without them. Everyone on this car just did a hell of a job- thank you! I just love this and it's such a grateful thing. My dad is my number one hero."

Bicknell Tour Championship contenders Chas Wolbert and Garrett Krummert led the field to green for the 20-lap feature. Wolbert had a four-point lead on Krummert and six-point lead on fourth starting Brandon Ritchey. Wolbert grabbed the early lead over Krummert and fifth starting Tony Tatgenhorst. Josh Deems started ninth and was already to fourth after two laps taking the spot from Jessica Kriegisch. On lap four, Tatgenhorst closed in making it a three-car race for the lead before a caution for debris with four laps scored.

When racing resumed, Krummert took the lead on lap five before a caution for a spin by Steve Slater. Back under green, Tatgenhorst slid Wolbert for second. It was three-wide for second on lap seven as Tatgenhorst held the spot over Wolbert and Deems. After a caution for a Kevin Long spin, Deems, Jacob Jordan, and Kole Holden overtook Wolbert for positions three through five on lap eight.

Myers meanwhile was working his way forward and cracked the top five on lap 12. Myers though lost the handle in turn four on lap 15 spinning, but was able to do a 360 spin and keep going, while Brian Sadler spun to bring out the caution. Myers though lost at least five spots and had just five laps to get to the front. When racing resumed, Deems passed Tatgenhorst for second and went after Krummert running the bottom. They were side-side for the lead on lap 17 when the event's final caution was displayed for Steve Slater's spin, which proved crucial for Myers.

Myers got a great restart flying into second on lap 18 as he continued to find the moisture around the bottom. Myers caught Krummert and the two were side-by-side and literally a dead heat according to AMB scoring as they crossed the line with the white flag waving. Myers hit the moisture around the bottom perfect and was able to fend off Krummert's last chance turn four run off the cushion coming to the checkered to win by just 0.161 of a second in the Brady Myers-owned, R.H. Construction/R.K. Virgile Scrap Metals/Billy's Garage/R&R Enterprises-sponsored #43JR. Myers became the 14th different Bicknell Tour winner in 26 races run all-time. The victory was Myers' second of his career as he won the season opener at Sharon Speedway on June 2 over a 31-car field in Bicknell Weekly Series competition.

Deems' third was his best Tour finish of the season beating out a pair of seventh place finishes. Holden's fourth and Tatgenhorst's fifth were also their best Tour finishes of the season. Wolbert dropped to sixth to collect second in points. Jordan was seventh after starting 16th. Kyle Martell was eighth. After coming from 12th to second in the last chance B main, Rocky Kugel made his way up to ninth at the finish after starting 20th in the feature. Rob Kristyak completed the top 10 after starting 18th.

Jim Bryce was chosen as the Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night" for holding off Billy Myers for the final transfer spot in the B main. Ritchey was awarded the TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night" after dropping out of the feature while having a shot at the title. Deems, Tatgenhorst, and Wolbert won the heat races over the 30-car field, which was an all-time division Lernerville record beating the previous high of 29 from two years ago at the "Steel City Stampede".

Back on May 20, Chad Ruhlman made his Sprint Car debut and came out on top as a winner at Old Bradford Speedway. On Saturday, Ruhlman closed out his rookie Sprint Car campaign in victory lane by leading all 20 laps over his brother Brian for the $800 victory and inaugural $5,000 Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship for the RUSH Sprint Cars. It was Ruhlman's third win in three tries at Lernerville.

"What a fun place this was," expressed the 41-year-old Bemus Point, NY standout. "Whoever did this race track deserves a steak dinner. This was probably the most technical cushion I've ever had to run. Amazing race surface right now. I would put this against Earl Baltes' Eldora (Speedway). I'm glad we got the (RUSH) Crate Late Model and now the Sprint Steel City Stampede win. I was glad to see Brian (Ruhlman) in second, but glad I didn't see his nose. I'm so happy we did this deal. My son (Kevin) has worked hard with me. We had no idea what Sprint Cars even were when we ran our first night out. I'm pretty certain Kevin will be in a car next year if we can talk mother into it. I think I'm going to do some USAC stuff. I have to thank RUSH for giving us this opportunity so we could learn without going broke doing it."

Chad Ruhlman jumped to the early lead, while brother Brian made some great moves going from fifth to second on the opening lap. The third position was very sought after as Brandon Hawkins had it on the opening lap until seventh starting John Mollick moved to the position on lap two. Shawn Smith then made his way from sixth to third on lap six. Zach Morrow would then be the final third place runner after him and Smith traded the spot between laps 13-16. Meanwhile, it was all Chad Ruhlman out front as he captured his 15th win of the season by 6.230 seconds in his North Star Unlimited/Rand Machining/Premier Communications/Ruhlman Race Cars/Close Racing Supply/Callahan Weber Hydraulics-sponsored #87R.

Brian Ruhlman's second was his best finish of the season after debuting with a third on August 25 at Pittsburgh. Morrow's third place was enough to overtake Lernerville "Wednesday Night Lightning" Champion, Arnie Kent, for third in points. Kent had worked his way from 15th to fifth before getting caught up in an accident at the halfway point. Shawn Smith continued his strong conclusion to the end of the season with his eighth straight top five finish after coming home fourth over Brandon Hawkins. Heat winners on Friday over the 16-car field were Scott Hawkins and Chad Ruhlman.

This concludes the 2018 season for the Sweeney Late Model Tour, Bicknell Sportsman Modified Tour, and RUSH Sprint Cars. The 2018 RUSH Racing Series Awards Banquet & Dinner will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2018 at Gatherings Banquet & Event Center located just west of New Castle, Pa. on Route 422 in Edinburg, Pa.

Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series Race #17 (25 laps, $2,000 to-win): 1. COLTON FLINNER (75) 2. Jeremy Wonderling (3J) 3. Daryl Charlier (12) 4. Mike Pegher, Jr. (Geisler 1c) 5. Michael Duritsky, Jr. (90J) 6. Brady Wonderling (Ralyea z1) 7. Chad Homan (91) 8. Jason Genco (Craig/Badgley 29J) 9. Brian Knowles (7) 10. Logan Zarin (1z) 11. Joey Zambotti III (948) 12. Jason Fosnaught (J19) 13. Justin Lamb (93x) 14. Eric Wilson (27W) 15. Ryan Frazee (11F) 16. Jamie Wrightsman (21J) 17. Bill Kessler (09) 18. Cory Sines (25) 19. Chad Sines (15) 20. Andy Spooner (3A) 21. Christian Schneider (Maniecki 1ST) 22. Matt Dobnak (42) 23. Braeden Dillinger (14) 24. Josh Stoica (22J) 25. Khole Wanzer (01W). (Note: Bill Kessler took a Tour provisional.)

Non-Qualifier ($175 to-win):1. Ricky Steigerwald (3) 2. Collin Burke (41B) 3. Zach Gunn (114G) 4. Brandon Lott (47) 5. Jared Kane (7) 6. Stanley Spooner (3)-DNS 7. Chuck Recker (6R)-DNS 8. Jake Gunn (14G)-DNS.

Car Count: 33
Feature Margin of Victory: 1.066 seconds
Feature Lap Leaders: Jeremy Wonderling (1-15), Colton Flinner (16-25)
Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down Hard Charger": Brian Knowles (+9)
TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night": Josh Stoica
Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night": Brady Wonderling

RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock Qualifying" ($100 for fast time): 1. Mike Pegher, Jr. 17.906 2. Michael Duritsky, Jr. 17.912 3. Jeremy Wonderling 17.975 4. Braeden Dillinger 18.126 5. Cory Sines 18.281 6. Daryl Charlier 18.283 7. Logan Zarin 18.312 8. Ryan Frazee 18.349 9. Jason Genco 18.355 10. Colton Flinner 18.391 11. Eric Wilson 18.456 12. Brady Wonderling 18.472 13. Josh Stoica 18.499 14. Christian Schneider 18.549 15. Justin Lamb 18.576 16. Matt Dobnak 18.587 17. Khole Wanzer 18.589 18. Collin Burke 18.682 19. Joey Zambotti III 18.702 20. Chad Sines 18.738 21. Chad Homan 18.765 22. Jake Gunn 18.867 23. Andy Spooner 18.886 24. Jared Kane 18.947 25. Bill Kessler 18.965 26. Brian Knowles 18.987 27. Stanley Spooner 19.060 28. Jason Fosnaught 19.104 29. Jamie Wrightsman 19.264 30. Brandon Lott 19.449 31. Zach Gunn 19.472 32. Chuck Recker 19.606 33. Ricky Steigerwald 19.733.

RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 1 (8 laps, $25 to-win, top 5 transfer to A): 1. Pegher 2. Homan 3. Genco 4. Stoica 5. Wrightsman 6. Wanzer 7. Steigerwald 8. Co. Sines 9. Kane.

RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 2 (8 laps, $25 to-win, top 5 transfer to A): 1. Duritsky 2. Flinner 3. Charlier 4. Schneider 5. Knowles 6. Burke 7. J. Gunn 8. Lott.
RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 3 (8 laps, $25 to-win, top 5 transfer to A): 1. J. Wonderling 2. Zarin 3. Zambotti 4. Lamb 5. Wilson 6. A. Spooner 7. S. Spooner 8. Z. Gunn.

RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 4 (8 laps, $25 to-win, top 5 transfer to A): 1. B. Wonderling 2. Dillinger 3. Dobnak 4. Frazee 5. Fosnaught 6. Kessler 7. Ch. Sines 8. Recker.
RUSH Late Model Last Chance B Main 1 (8 laps, top 2 transfer to A): 1. Wanzer 2. Co. Sines 3. Steigerwald 4. Burke 5. Kane 6. Lott 7. J. Gunn.

RUSH Late Model Last Chance B Main 2 (8 laps, top 2 transfer to A): 1. Ch. Sines 2. A. Spooner 3. Kessler 4. Z. Gunn 5. S. Spooner 6. Recker.

RUSH Late Model Dash (6 laps): 1. J. Wonderling 2. B. Wonderling 3. Homan 4. Duritsky 5. Dillinger 6. Flinner 7. Zarin 8. Pegher-DNS.
Sweeney RUSH Sportsman Modified Bicknell Touring Series Race #5 (20 laps, $800 to-win): 1. BLAZE MYERS (43JR) 2. Garrett Krummert (Schaffer 10s) 3. Josh Deems (9D) 4. Kole Holden (2) 5. Tony Tatgenhorst (63) 6. Chas Wolbert (c3) 7. Jacob Jordan (28J) 8. Kyle Martell (8) 9. Rocky Kugel (83) 10. Rob Kristyak (00) 11. Jessica Kriegisch (63) 12. Michael Kristyak (404) 13. Chelsie Kriegisch (10) 14. Kevin Long (22) 15. Jeremy Weaver (35W) 16. Brian Schaffer (14) 17. David Kalb, Jr. (11J) 18. Steve Slater (29) 19. Jim Bryce (Schaffer 4) 20. Jordan Ehrenberg (JD57) 21. Preston Cope (24P) 22. Amelia Clay (4S) 23. Brian Sadler (5) 24. Brandon Ritchey (17).

Did not qualify for the feature: Billy Myers (43X), Greg Porter (25), Joe Gibson (19), Josh Hinchberger (5), Jason Hufnagel (048), Lexi Couch (51)
Car Count: 30
Margin of Victory: 0.161 of a second
Feature Lap Leaders: Garrett Krummert (1-19), Blaze Myers (20)
Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down Hard Charger": Blaze Myers (+18)
Sherwood Wheels "Man of Steel": Blaze Myers
TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night": Brandon Ritchey
Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night": Jim Bryce

RUSH Sportsman Mod Heat 1 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to the A): 1. Deems 2. J. Kriegisch 3. Ritchey 4. Kalb 5. Cope 6. Jordan 7. Ehrenberg 8. Hufnagel 9. Gibson 10. Couch.

RUSH Sportsman Mod Heat 2 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to the A): 1. Tatgenhorst 2. Sadler 3. C. Kriegisch 4. Slater 5. Long 6. Clay 7. Bi. Myers 8. Porter 9. Schaffer 10. Hinchberger.

RUSH Sportsman Mod Heat 3 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to the A): 1. Wolbert 2. Krummert 3. Martell 4. Holden 5. Weaver 6. R. Kristyak 7. Bl. Myers 8. M. Kristyak 9. Bryce 10. Kugel-DNS.

RUSH Sportsman Mod Last Chance B Main (10 laps, top 6 transfer to the A): 1. Bl. Myers 2. Kugel 3. Schaffer 4. Ehrenberg 5. M. Kristyak 6. Bryce 7. Bi. Myers 8. Porter 9. Gibson 10. Hinchberger 11. Hufnagel 12. Couch.

RUSH Sprint Cars Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Race #24(20 laps, $800 to-win):1. CHAD RUHLMAN (87R) 2. Brian Ruhlman (49) 3. Zach Morrow (27) 4. Shawn Smith (36) 5. Brandon Hawkins (27H) 6. John Mollick (Clever 4J) 7. Steve Cousins (56) 8. Dave Hawkins (27) 9. Brian Woodhall (8B) 10. Jim Kurpakus (72B) 11. Scott Hawkins (37) 12. Brad Blackshear (19) 13. Arnie Kent (18) 14. Phil Thornton (35) 15. Steve Pedley (21) 16. Gale Ruth, Jr. (Culver 1c)-DNS.

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Rocket Chassis, Landrum Performance Spring, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

RUSH Sportsman Modified marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bicknell Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Sherwood Racing Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

 

 

2018 HARVEST CUP AT HAUBSTADT GOES TO C.J. LEARY

Haubstadt, IN - October 13, 2018 - C.J. Leary won the Harvest Cup signifying the conclusion of the racing season at Tri-State Speedway. It was also the final event in 2018 for both the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series and the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprints. This year‚€™s event was co-sanctioned by the two organizations. Leary quickly moved into the lead on lap three and continued to hold the lead throughout the 30 lap feature. The program was a complete sweep for the Greenwood, IN, driver. He had already set the overall fastest time in group qualifying with a lap of 13.136 seconds. Then he followed up the deed by winning the third heat race. There was no doubt who had the fastest machine in the field. The victory was worth $5,000. It was the third MSCS feature win this season for Leary. The first two laps were led by Kyle Cummins after starting on the pole. The Princeton, IN, driver had won the first two features in a special series of three races to be sanctioned by WAR. Weather contributed to the third stop being moved to Tri-State Speedway. Cummins had an opportunity to win a bonus of $20,000 if he could win all three races. He had won his heat race and had a real chance to win the Bell Racing USA Triple Crown Challenge. Kyle would finish fourth in the feature this time out. The two drivers sharing the podium with Leary were Kent Schmidt and Justin Grant. Schmidt, who races out of Owensville, IN, turned in his best performance of the year in finishing second. He stayed in contention after passing Robert Ballou on lap 6. Grant had moved the Topp Sprinter into third by the halfway mark. Jarett Andretti moved up to finish fifth. Second heat winner Robert Ballou was sixth. Fourth heat winner Chase Stockon was seventh. Chet Williams, Donny Brackett, and Aric Gentry rounded out the top ten. In a pre-race presentation Championship trophies and Hoosier Tire award jackets were presented to 2018 MSCS Champion Carson Short and the car owner Richard Short. Eric Perrott received the MSCS Rookie of the Year Award. The Shorts are from Marion, IL, and Perrott is from Sumner, IL. The POWRi WAR Wildcard League Champion Landon Simon and MMSA Champion Cody Trammel were also recognized at that time. Carson Short also received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award for his mid-pack finish in the feature. Chet Williams was the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race in gaining 8 spots during the main event. Donny Brackett won the B Main. The feature was red flagged two times. Brandon Mattox flipped in turn two on lap nine. Landon Simon brought out the red on the opposite end of the track on lap 14. The first heat was also action packed. Five of the nine cars entered managed to finish. In other action Brandon McDowell of Boonville, IN, won the UMP Modified feature. It was win number three at Haubstadt for McDowell this season. Dustin Beck, Zach Fair, Dane Heilman and Dennis Ponder rounded out the top five. Fair and McDowell won the heat races. Dave Beck was the fastest qualifier. The MMSA Mini-Sprints closed out the show. The 20 lap feature went to Brad Strunk over Rod Henning and Justin Lewis. It was Strunk‚€™s second consecutive feature win at the speedway. Cody Trammel and Dean Parker rounded out the top five. Henning, Brandon Coffey, and Parker won the three heat races. __Provided as News and Information for MSCS and Tri-State Speedway.__ .

SUMMARY Harvest Cup at Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN - October 13, 2018

MSCS & POWRi WAR Sprint Cars: (34 Entries) Overall Fastest Qualifier - 30 C.J. Leary, 13.136 seconds First Heat - 3c Kyle Cummins, 36D Dave Darland, 5 Carson Short, _________ 24 Brian Van Meveren, 99 Alec Sipes, 4B Donny Brackett, 74x Josh Hodges, _________ 54 Trey Gropp, 20 Chase Hayhurst Second Heat - 12 Robert Ballou, 4 Justin Grant, 71p Jason McDougal, 04 Landon Simon, ___________ 11 James Lyerla, 56 Mitchell Davis, 90x Riley Kreisel, ___________60 Buddy Cunningham, 45 Eric Perrott Third Heat - 30 C.J. Leary, 5K Kent Schmidt, 28 Brandon Mattox, 10 Aric Gentry, _________ 14J Jadon Rogers, 4C Daylon Chambers, 27 Brian Wallace, 90 Patrick Budde Fourth Heat - 32 Chase Stockon, 7bc Tyler Courtney, 18 Jarett Andretti, __________ 38 Chet Williams, 98 Brandon Morin, 63 Josh Cunningham, __________ 7H Kyle Hathaway DNS, 100 Justin Meneely DNS B Main - 4B Donny Brackett, 11 James Lyerla, 98 Brandon Morin, 54 Trey Gropp, _______ 90x Riley Kreisel, 63 Josh Cunningham, 4C Daylan Chambers, 45 Eric Perrott, _______ 90 Patrick Budde, 99 Alec Sipes, 27 Brian Wallace, 14J Jadon Rogers, _______ 20 Chayse Hayhurst Feature (30 Laps) - 30 C.J. Leary, 5K Kent Schmidt, 4 Justin Grant, 3C Kyle Cummins, ___________ 18 Jarett Andretti, 12 Robert Ballou, 32 Chase Stockon, 38 Chet Williams, ___________ 4B Donny Brackett, 10 Aric Gentry, 5 Carson Short, 11 James Lyerla, ________ 24 Brian Van Meveren, 54 Trey Gropp, 7bc Tyler Courtney, 04 Landon Simon, _____36D Dave Darland, 98 Brandon Morin, 71P Jason McDougal, 28 Brandon Mattox _____45 Eric Perrott DNS

 

 

Seavey Seals the Deal in 14th Annual Meents Memorial

Belleville, IL - Logan Seavey added himself to the winner's list of the Charlene Meents Memorial, taking the 14th annual with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League at Belle-Clair Speedway and adding his name alongside some of the best in the business. Seavey's Meents Memorial victory is his sixth of 2018 with POWRi, tying him with current League point leader Tucker Klaasmeyer.

After the initial start being called because as a result of a spun Tucker Klaasmeyer off turn two, Seavey piloted his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet by Spike into the early lead over Holly Shelton and Jerry Coons, Jr. As the laps clicked off, Shelton closed in on Seavey rolling the bottom as Seavey railed the top. But just as Shelton looked close enough to possibly mount a charge for the lead, the caution came out for Paul Nienhiser in turn four.

Returning to racing, Seavey took off until the yellow was displayed for Karsyn Elledge who came to a stop in turns one and two. Resuming green flag conditions, Seavey distanced himself from the rest of the field as Zach Daum moved past both Shelton and Coons, Jr. off turn two. As the laps wound down, Daum appeared to close on Seavey as the duo reached lapped traffic.

With less than a handful of laps remaining, Seavey navigated lapped traffic with no mistakes, closing the door on any opportunity Daum had to challenge for the top position. Coming to the line behind Seavey and Daum, Jerry Coons, Jr. took third with Holly Shelton in fourth. Ryan Robinson completed the top five.

"That was a lot of fun," commented Logan Seavey. "I'm glad the rain stopped and we were able to get the race track going. The big hole in one, early on, I really tried to get above it, but then later I played it a little safer and moved down and I actually think I got better. I still was just lacking a little bit in three and four. I felt like I fell back a little bit and really had to pick the pace up. I can't thank all the guys enough at KKM and TRD that let me do this."

"I tried running above the cushion for a little bit," said Zach Daum. "I knew I couldn't do 30 laps up there without making a mistake and possibly crashing the car. The risk wasn't worth the reward at that moment. I tried to find another line that was a little smoother. We actually reeled them in there and then we caught lapped traffic and tried to make a play for it. He seen me down there and started cheating the entry of two, which is what he had to do. I'm just glad to finally put a good run together. We'll just try to finish out the season with some good runs."

"Had a good first start there getting the lead as the yellow came out, but I don't know if I could have kept Logan behind us," stated Jerry Coons, Jr. "He was quick and running a very aggressive line, running up above the cushion like that. Holly was faster on the bottom, so I went down there for a while and got back by her and then the bottom went away so I jumped back to the top and they were just faster than us. We had a good car. I can't thank these guys enough. We were just a little off and we adjusted our baseline a little bit tonight, so it was kind of a test session, if you will. We saw a lot that we liked."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 2: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY, Heat 3: 67K - HOLLY SHELTON, Heat 4: 25 - JERRY COONS, Heat 5: 5D - ZACH DAUM

Toyota Semi Feature Winners: 37 - TERRY BABB, 21KS - KARTER SARFF

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 2. 5D - ZACH DAUM 3. 25 - JERRY COONS 4. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 5. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 6. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 7. 39BC - ZEB WISE 8. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 9. 08 - CANNON MCINTOSH 10. 23 - TRAVIS BERRYHILL 11. 37 - TERRY BABB 12. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 13. 28M - ACE MCCARTHY 14. 51B - PAUL NIENHISER 15. 32 - TREY MARCHAM 16. 91 - DANIEL ROBINSON 17. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 18. 83 - KARSYN ELLEDGE 19. 27Z - ZANE HENDRICKS 20. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 21. 7F - AUSTIN BROWN 22. 77W - JOEY WIRTH 23. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

 

 

Blake Hahn Banks $10,041 in I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals Finale!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 6, 2018) – Blake Hahn is seemingly developing quite a penchant for big events.

Saturday night, Hahn reeled in the $10,041 lion’s share by topping one of the crown jewels of 360-ci Sprint Car racing with a triumph in the 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires atop the high-banked ľ-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval.

The Sapulpa, OK, native battled past early pacesetter Howard More on the 13th circuit and led the rest of the way in the 41-lapper aboard the Smiley’s Racing Products/Griffith Truck & Equipment No. 52 entry to become the 18th different winner in the storied history of the Short Track Nationals.

Hahn took the checkered flag ahead of Friday night winner Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, TX, and Memphis shoe Moore.

“Wow, we’re here in victory lane,” Hahn exclaimed upon climbing out of his winning mount. “To win a race like this, the Short Track Nationals, this is a special win. I ran micros a lot here early in my career, this is pretty close to home for us so this is awesome.”

The signature score goes along with a $13,000 triumph in the early portion of the season in Wichita, KS, giving Hahn a pair of five-figure wins on the season.

After a fifth-place showing in Friday’s preliminary event, Hahn racked up the most passing points in Saturday’s heat race and qualifying race action to secure his first career STN championship feature start and then gridded the main event outside the second row after a fourth-place finish behind Moore, Joe B. Miller and Tim Crawley in the Mike Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”.

Moore gunned into the early lead aboard his No. 40 entry with Miller and Hahn battling in side-by-side fashion for several laps in the early going. The duo closed in on Moore as traffic came into play with Hahn making his first attempt to slide into the lead in turns one and two on the 12th round.

Moore battled back with the duo even at the stripe before Hahn slid into the lead for keeps on the 13th circuit. From there, Hahn weathered a pair of interruptions while pacing the field the remaining distance to reach victory lane.

Moore, Crawley and Miller held down the three positions behind Hahn until fifth-running Hafertepe, Jr., picked off a pair of quick positions after a brief stoppage with 30 laps in the books. With the final 11 lap portion run off in non-stop fashion, Hahn was able to open up a near half straightaway advantage as Hafertepe, Jr., and Moore waged war for second.

Hafertepe, Jr., finally secured the runner-up position by the 35th round, but it was too late to reel in Hahn. Hafertepe, Jr., settled for his third career STN runner-up finish in six overall championship feature starts.

Making his second consecutive STN championship finale, Moore posted a career-best finish of third to round out the podium.

Washington native Seth Bergman recorded a career-best STN finish as well by earning Hard Charger honors with a rally from the 14th starting position to capture fouirth. Bergman picked off four positions over the final 15 laps to crack the top five.

Missouri’s Joe B. Miller raced among the lead pack throughout and rounded out the top five in his first career STN championship finale with current USCS points leader Jordon Mallett, Harli White, Skylar Gee, Cody Gardner and Dylan Westbrook completing the top ten.

The feature event was slowed just twice with the first caution flying after 22 laps for a turn two tangle involving John Carney II and Ernie Ainsworth. The red lights flickered on eight laps later when Chris Martin sailed off the turn one embankment.

Along with Hahn, another eight drivers cracked their first STN championship finale including Miller (5th), White (7th), Westbrook (10th), Carney II (13th), Carson Short (14th), Koty Adams (17th) and Martin (18th). Hailing from Marion, IL, Short also ranked as the top-finishing STN rookie.

At the other end of the spectrum, Tim Crawley made an event record 21st career STN championship feature start. He held down fourth with ten laps to go before fading to 12th in the closing rounds.

Carney II, Scott Smith, Matt Covington, Cody Gardner, Bergman, Martin, Moore, Mallett and Brandon Hanks topped heat race action for Saturday night’s 74-car field. Each one picked up a $100 bonus courtesy of Jenkins Fleet Services.

Hahn, Crawley, Westbrook and Morgan Turpen were victorious in qualifying race action with Channin Tankersley and Derek Hagar winning the “C” Mains and then Turpen and Bergman topping “B” Mains.

Moore pocketed an extra $500 by winning the Mike Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash” with Justin Webb earning a $500 bonus as well by winning the “Red Shirt Dash” in honor of Lanny Edwards.

Brady Bacon was awarded the “Josh Howard Determination Award” worth $300. The Broken Arrow, OK, native now residing in Indiana was involved in a heat race skirmish with five-time STN champion Sammy Swindell that had the crowd abuzz. Bacon rallied back with a charge from 13th to snare the final transfer position in “C” Main action and then made a valiant “B” Main effort from 17th to fifth that fell just two positions shy of advancing to the big dance.

Swindell didn’t fare as well, getting into a “C” Main incident in short order that doused any possibility of a third consecutive STN title.

Each “A” Main event finishing position paid off in a sum finished off by $41 in honor of Jason Johnson. The added money was courtesy of Big Show Productions.

31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Saturday Night Results – October 6, 2018:

Heat Races (Top 40 in Finishing/Passing Points to Qualifying Races; Balance to Two “C” Mains):

First Heat (10 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II (2), 2. 17b-Ryan Bickett (1), 3. 94-Jeff Swindell (3), 4. 5x-Tyson Hall (4), 5. 17T-Channin Tankersley (5), 6. 10-Terry Gray (6), 7. 9jr-Derek Hagar (9), 8. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (7), 9. 11g-Mike Goodman (8).

Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 12-Scott Smith (2), 2. 8z-Zach Pringle (7), 3. 2c-Wayne Johnson (6), 4. 47-Dale Howard (5), 5. 2h-Wally Henson (1), 6. 32m-Adam Miller (3), 7. 93-Jake Knight (4), 8. 44c-Chase Howard (8), 9. 00-Johnny Smith (DNS).

Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington (2), 2. 51b-Joe B. Miller (4), 3. 1x-Tim Crawley (6), 4. 08-Cannon McIntosh (5), 5. 26-Marshall Skinner (8), 6. 31-Justin Webb (1), 7. 3-Sammy Swindell (3), 8. 99b-Brady Bacon (7).

Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 88r-Cody Gardner (1), 2. 1-Robbie Price (2), 3. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (4), 4. 21a-Koty Adams (5), 5. 74e-Claud Estes (6), 6. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (7), 7. 24-Kenny Coke (3), 8. 95x-Asa Swindell (DNS).

Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman (3), 2. 10k-Dewayne White (1), 3. 77x-Alex Hill (2), 4. 72k-Rick Kahler (5), 5. 38-Rick Pringle (8), 6. 13m-Chance McCrary (6), 7. 44h-Ronny Howard (4), 8. 6-Dustin Gates (7).

Sixth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 44m-Chris Martin (2), 2. 52-Blake Hahn (8), 3. 10m-Morgan Turpen (4), 4. 17w-Harli White (6), 5. 9$-Kyle Clark (7), 6. 12w-Dale Wester (5), 7. 58-Gary Floyd (3), 8. 99J-Blake Jenkins (1).

Seventh Heat (10 Laps): 1. 40-Howard Moore (3), 2. 5-Eric Lutz (5), 3. 121-Jan Howard (1), 4. 57-Cody Howard (4), 5. 0-Eric Baldaccini (6), 6. 44-Jason Howell (2), 7. 10k2-Burt Wilson (7), 8. 29w-Wade Woolsey (8).

Eighth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett (2), 2. 45x-Johnny Herrera (4), 3. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (8), 4. 21x-Carson Short (3), 5. D6-Dakota Gaines (5), 6. 5J-Jamie Ball (6), 7. 39-Brad Bowden (7), 8. 94L-Layne Himebaugh (1).

Ninth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 84-Brandon Hanks (2), 2. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (4), 3. 99-Skylar Gee (7), 4. 30-Joseph Miller (1), 5. 2x-Tucker Doughty (6), 6. 12T-Joe Young (3), 7. 21m-Spencer Meredith (8), 8. 45-Martin Edwards (5).

Qualifying Races – Top 12 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains

First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn (6), 2. 40-Howard Moore (5), 3. 17w-Harli White (7), 4. 84-Brandon Hanks (3), 5. 77x-Alex Hill (8), 6. 17b-Ryan Bickett (1), 7. 12-Scott Smith (4), 8. 57-Cody Howard (10), 9. 72k-Rick Kahler (9), 10. 2c-Wayne Johnson (2).

Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 1x-Tim Crawley (2), 2. 51b-Joe B. Miller (3), 3. 26-Marshall Skinner (7), 4. 21x-Carson Short (10), 5. 8z-Zach Pringle (6), 6. 47-Dale Howard (8), 7. 10k-Dewayne White (1), 8. 121-Jan Howard (9), 9. 95-Matt Covington (4), 10. 5-Eric Lutz (5).

Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (1), 2. 45x-Johnny Herrera (3), 3. 88r-Cody Gardner (2), 4. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (6), 5. 99-Skylar Gee (5), 6. 44m-Chris Martin (4), 7. 08-Cannon McIntosh (8), 8. 38-Rick Pringle (7), 9. 9$-Kyle Clark (9), 10. 74e-Claud Estes (10).

Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 10m-Moran Turpen (1), 2. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (3), 3. 14-Jordon Mallett (4), 4. 1-Robbie Price (2), 5. 23-Seth Bergman (6), 6. J2-John Carney II (5), 7. 21a-Koty Adams (8), 8. 0-Eric Baldaccini (10), 9. 94-Jeff Swindell (7), 10. 5x-Tyson Hall (9).

“C” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to Corresponding “B” Feature; Positions 4-6 to “Red Shirt Dash”

First “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 17T-Channin Tankersley (2), 2. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (13), 3. 2x-Tucker Doughty (1), 4. 39-Brad Bowden (9), 5. 12w-Dale Wester (6), 6. 32m-Adam Miller (7), 7. 44-Jason Howell (8), 8. 93-Jake Knight (10), 9. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (3), 10. 99J-Blake Jenkins (14), 11. 13m-Chance McCrary (5), 12. 2h-Wally Henson (4), 13. 29w-Wade Woolsey (15), 14. 3-Sammy Swindell (11), 15. 6-Dustin Gates (12). DNS: 58-Gary Floyd, 95x-Asa Swindell.

Second “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (3), 2. 5J-Jamie Ball (5), 3. 99b-Brady Bacon (13), 4. 10-Terry Gray (4), 5. 31-Justin Webb (9), 6. D6-Dakota Gaines (2), 7. 11g-Mike Goodman (15), 8. 30-Joseph Miller (1), 9. 12T-Joe Young (7), 10. 24-Kenny Coke (11), 11. 44h-Ronny Howard (10), 12. 45-Martin Edwards (12), 13. 10k2-Burt Wilson (8), 14. 21m-Spencer Meredith (6), 15. 94L-Layne Himebaugh (14). DNS: 44c-Chase Howard, 00-Johnny Smith.

Mike Pack Building Materials Dash for Cash (Finishing Order Set First Two Rows of “A” Main):

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 40-Howard Moore (1) [$500], 2. 51b-Joe B. Miller (2) [$250], 3. 1x-Tim Crawley (3) [$150], 4. 52-Blake Hahn (4) [$100].

“B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A:

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 10m-Morgan Turpen (1), 2. J2-John Carney II (5), 3. 21x-Carson Short (2), 4. 77x-Alex Hill (4), 5. 47-Dale Howard (6), 6. 17T-Channin Tankersley (13), 7. 84-Brandon Hanks (3), 8. 21a-Koty Adams (8), 9. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (14), 10. 5x-Tyson Hall (12), 11. 2x-Tucker Doughty (15), 12. 10k-Dewayne White (9), 13. 17b-Ryan Bickett (7), 14. 72k-Rick Kahler (11), 15. 121-Jan Howard (10). DNS: 5-Eric Lutz, 2c-Wayne Johnson.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman (1), 2. 99-Skylar Gee (3), 3. 88r-Cody Gardner (2), 4. 95-Matt Covington (8), 5. 99b-Brady Bacon (17), 6. 1-Robbie Price (4), 7. 9jr-Derek Hagar (15), 8. 44m-Chris Martin (5), 9. 9$-Kyle Clark (13), 10. 0-Eric Baldaccini (10), 11. 5J-Jamie Ball (16), 12. 38-Rick Pringle (11), 13. 74e-Claud Estes (14), 14. 08-Cannon McIntosh (7), 15. 94-Jeff Swindell (12), 16. 21-Scott Smith (6), 17. 57-Cody Howard (9).

Lanny Edwards “Red Shirt Dash”

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 31-Justin Webb (1) [$500], 2. 39-Brad Bowden (4) [$300], 3. 10-Terry Gray (3) [$250], 4. D6-Dakota Gaines (6) [$200], 5. 32m-Adam Miller (5) [$150], 6. 12w-Dale Wester (2) [$100].

STN Championship “A” Feature

A Feature (41 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 52-Blake Hahn (4) [$10,041], 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (7) [$5,041], 3. 40-Howard Moore (1) [$2,541], 4. 23-Seth Bergman (14) [$2,241], 5. 51b-Joe B. Miller (2) [$2,041], 6. 14-Jordon Mallett (8) [$1,741], 7. 17w-Harli White (9) [$1,541], 8. 99-Skylar Gee (16) [$1,341], 9. 88r-Cody Gardner (18) [$1,241], 10. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (12) [$1,141], 11. 45x-Johnny Herrera (5) [$1,041], 12. 1x-Tim Crawley (3) [$941], 13. J2-John Carney II (15) [$941], 14. 21x-Carson Short (17) [$941], 15. 26-Marshall Skinner (11) [$841], 16. 10m-Morgan Turpen (13) [$841], 17. 21a-Koty Adams (20) [$841], 18. 44m-Chris Martin (19) [$841], 19. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (6) [$841], 20. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (21) [$841], 21. 8z-Zach Pringle (10) [$841].

Note: 44m-Chris Martin and 21a-Koty Adams were awarded the 19th and 20th “A” Main starting positions as the top two driver in accumulated passing/finishing points from heat races and qualifiers over Friday and Saturday that had not already secured feature starting berths; 91a-Ernie Ainsworth was awarded the 21st starting position via the I-30 Speedway track champion provisional.

Lap Leaders: Howard Moore 1-12, Blake Hahn 13-41.

 

 

Herrick Closes 2018 CRSA Season With Win

For Immediate Release October 6th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations - Toby LaGrange

Center Lisle, NY ‚€“ The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series made their way up the mountain to the very racy Thunder Mountain Speedway Friday evening. The event was part of Brett Deyo‚€™s Short Track Super Nationals.

A total of 19 drivers entered the event, which served as the 15th and final round of the season. Coming into the nights action, veteran Jeff Trombley held a 37-point lead over young gun Thomas Radivoy. With heat race points being offered for each event, the mathematical shot the Radivoy had would be determined after the heat races.

Determined by the draw, Trombley and Radivoy would end up in the same heat race (heat two). When the checkered flag waved Trombley would finish one spot ahead of Radivoy, thus making it pretty simple for Trombley to wrap up the series title. He would only need to start the 25-lap A-Main event to secure the title.

Trombley would finish third in the season finale and be crowned series champion for the second year in a row. The Altamont, New York driver now has two Dirt Modified championships on his resume (Fonda Speedway) and two Sprint Car titles.

In the event itself, Dalton Herrick finally shook the monkey off his back and picked up the win in the Art Kiser owned machine. The win was the first of the season for Herrick, despite being close multiple times this season. Tyler Jashembowski finished second with Trombley third, Scott Goodrich fourth and Emily VanInwegen fifth.

The Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Award went to Trombley while the Powder Tech Powder Coating Hard Charger Award went to Dustin Purdy.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprintcars.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy‚€™s Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny‚€™s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger‚€™s Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

A-Main Finish (25 laps): Dalton Herrick, Tyler Jashembowski, Jeff Trombley, Scott Goodrich, Emily VanInwegen, Mike Jackson, Dustin Purdy, Trevor Years, Jerry Sehn Jr., Jesse Pruchnik, Eric Kurtz, Thomas Radivoy, Zachary Burd, Eric Jennings, Dana Wagner, Tyler Cartier, Mark Connoly, Justin Mills, Johnny Kolosek

 

 

Hafertepe Wires the Field in I-30 Speedway’s Short Track Nationals Opener

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 5, 2018) – Current Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points leader Sam Hafertepe, Jr., kicked off the 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires by wiring the field in Friday night’s 27-lap preliminary feature atop the high-banked ľ-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval.

The Sunnyvale, TX, shoe fended off a pair of Derek Hagar sliders for the point just past midway and went on to take the $2,527 winner’s share by eight car-lengths aboard the Fisher-powered Townline Variety/Heidbreder Foundation Service No. 15h J&J.

“I’ve watched Sammy (Swindell) run enough laps around here to know that you have to be able to move around on the track,” Hafertepe, Jr. explained of the ASCS Mid-South sanctioned feature win. “I could have just rode around on the bottom the whole race and won, even if I got the bumper knocked off. But I wanted to move around on the track and see what was working.”

After tallying the most points through heat race and qualifying race action to earn the pole position, Hafertepe, Jr., outgunned fellow front row starter Hagar for the lead at the drop of the green flag.

Hafertepe, Jr., kept Hagar at bay several car lengths back until an inadvertent caution flew after 14 laps. Back into open track, Hagar turned up the heat and slid into the lead briefly in turns one and two on successive laps before the race’s final caution flew for Carson Short with 17 laps in the books.

Hafertepe, Jr., worked the middle of the track the rest of the way and slipped away to a safe advantage to secure the triumph.

“Derek was fast, I knew I just had to stick the middle of one and two and work the bottom of three and four,” Hafertepe, Jr. commented. “We still have some work to do to get faster for tomorrow.”

In his wake, Hagar and 1998 STN champion Tim Crawley battled in wheel-to-wheel fashion over the closing rounds with Hagar holding on for runner-up honors aboard his No. 9jr entry. Crawley settled for third in Ronnie Pitts’ No. 1x with Blake Hahn surging past Tony Bruce, Jr., on the 20th round to snare the fourth position.

Current USCS points leader Jordon Mallett made his way into fifth in the final circuits, with two-time STN champion Bruce, Jr., crossing the stripe in sixth. Brady Bacon turned in the feature’s top passing performance by rallying from 16th to seventh with Mike Goodman, Morgan Turpen and Canada’s Dylan Westbrook completing the top ten.

Cody Gardner, Dustin Gates, Goodman, Marshall Skinner, Howard Moore, Mallett, Westbrook, Bruce, Jr. and Hahn topped heat race action for the 73-car field with Harli White, Chris Martin, Hafertepe, Jr., and Jamie Ball winning the qualifying races.

John Carney II and Alex Hill scored “C” Main wins with Matt Covington and Bacon winning the “B” Mains.

Jeff Swindell was the first flip victim of the weekend when he got upside down in turn two on the opening lap of the fourth qualifier while Hill took a tumble in turn one on the second lap of “B” Main action after topping her “C” feature.

Five-time and defending STN champion Sammy Swindell was forced pitside in heat race action after a bolt came out of the throttle linkage. Swindell rallied from 14th to second in a “C” Main before being involved in the Hill incident in a “B” Main.

The 31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway concludes with Saturday night’s $10,041-to-win tilt that features a full card of heat races, qualifying races, “C” Mains, “B” Mains and 41-lap STN championship “A” Main along with the Mike Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash” and “Red Shirt Dash” in memory of Lanny Edwards. Racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m.

31st Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Friday Night Results:

Heat Races (Top 40 in Finishing/Passing Points to Qualifying Races; Balance to Two “C” Mains):

First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 88r-Cody Gardner (2), 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (8), 3. 5x-Tyson Hall (1), 4. 08-Cannon McIntosh (3), 5. 8z-Zach Pringle (7), 6. 31-Justin Webb (5), 7. 58-Gary Floyd (6), 8. 21m-Spencer Meredith (9), 9. 45-Martin Edwards (4).

Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 6-Dustin Gates (3), 2. 99b-Brady Bacon (6), 3. 17T-Channin Tankersley (4), 4. 5-Eric Lutz (7), 5. 44c-Chase Howard (2), 6. D6-Dakota Gaines (5), 7. 12T-Joe Young (8), 8. 24-Kenny Coke (1).

Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 11g-Mike Goodman (1), 2. 95-Matt Covington (6), 3. 45x-Johnny Herrera (3), 4. 10-Terry Gray (2), 5. 84-Brandon Hanks (5), 6. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (7), 7. 10k-Dewayne White (4), 8. 00-Travis Rilat (DNS).

Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 26-Marshall Skinner (1), 2. 1x-Tim Crawley (4), 3. 51b-Joe B. Miller (2), 4. 2c-Wayne Johnson (5), 5. 10m-Morgan Turpen (6), 6. 94-Jeff Swindell (8), 7. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (3), 8. 13m-Chance McCrary (7).

Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 40-Howard Moore (3), 2. 21-Koty Adams (7), 3. 57-Cody Howard (1), 4. 1-Robbie Price (5), 5. 44-Jason Howell (2), 6. 72k-Rick Kahler (6), 7. 93-Jake Knight (4), 8. 10k2-Burt Wilson (8).

Sixth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett (3), 2. 23-Seth Bergman (6), 3. 44m-Chris Martin (5), 4. 21x-Carson Short (7), 5. 47-Dale Howard (2), 6. 39-Brad Bowden (4), 7. 12w-Dale Wester (1), 8. 2x-Tucker Doughty (8).

Seventh Heat (10 Laps): 1. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (6), 2. 17w-Harli White (2), 3. 2h-Wally Henson (4), 4. 99J-Blake Jenkins (1), 5. 77x-Alex Hill (5), 6. 74e-Claud Estes (3), 7. 12-Scott Smith (8), 8. 32m-Adam Miller (7).

Eighth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (3), 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar (7), 3. 5J-Jamie Ball (4), 4. 121-Jan Howard (1), 5. 30-Joseph Miller (2), 6. 94L-Layne Himebaugh (8), 7. 29-Wade Woolsey (5), 8. 3-Sammy Swindell (6).

Ninth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn (6), 2. 99-Skylar Gee (8), 3. 17b-Ryan Bickett (4), 4. 44h-Ronny Howard (1), 5. J2-John Carney II (5), 6. 0-Eric Baldaccini (2), 7. 38-Rick Pringle (7), 8. 9$-Kyle Clark (3).

Qualifying Races – Top 14 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains

First Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 17w-Harli White (1), 2. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (3), 3. 26-Marshall Skinner (2), 4. 23-Seth Bergman (4), 5. 21a-Koty Adams (5), 6. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (6), 7. 08-Cannon McIntosh (9), 8. 1-Robbie Price (8), 9. 94L-Layne Himebaugh (10), 10. 17b-Ryan Bickett (7).

Second Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 44m-Chris Martin (2), 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar (5), 3. 10m-Morgan Turpen (9), 4. 52-Blake Hahn (6), 5. 45x-Johnny Herrera (7), 6. 88r-Cody Gardner (3), 7. 99J-Blake Jenkins (10), 8. 6-Dustin Gates (4), 9. 17T-Channin Tankersley (1), 10. 5x-Tyson Hall (8).

Third Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (6), 2. 1x-Tim Crawley (3), 3. 2h-Wally Henson (1), 4. 51b-Joe B. Miller (7), 5. 99b-Brady Bacon (5), 6. 40-Howard Moore (4), 7. 57-Cody Howard (8), 8. 10-Terry Gray (9), 9. 5-Eric Lutz (2), 10. 121-Jan Howard (10).

Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps): 1. 5J-Jamie Ball (1), 2. 11g-Mike Goodman (3), 3. 14-Jordon Mallett (4), 4. 21x-Carson Short (2), 5. 95-Matt Covington (5), 6. 99-Skylar Gee (6), 7. 2c-Wayne Johnson (7), 8. 44h-Ronny Howard (10), 9. 8z-Zach Pringle (8), 10. 94-Jeff Swindell (9).

“C” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to Corresponding “B” Feature

First “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II (2), 2. D6-Dakota Gaines (4), 3. 74e-Claud Estes (6), 4. 84-Brandon Hanks (1), 5. 72k-Rick Kahler (3), 6. 29-Wade Woolsey (8), 7. 24-Kenny Coke (13), 8. 10k2-Burt Wilson (10), 9. 93-Jake Knight (7), 10. 21m-Spencer Meredith (11), 11. 12w-Dale Wester (12), 12. 13m-Chance McCrary, 13. 12-Scott Smith. DNS: 44c-Chase Howard, 47-Dale Howard, 38-Rick Pringle, 00-Travis Rilat.

Second “C” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 77x-Alex Hill (1), 2. 3-Sammy Swindell (14), 3. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (13), 4. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (2), 5. 31-Justin Webb (5), 6. 30-Joseph Miller (4), 7. 0-Eric Baldaccini (8), 8. 9$-Kyle Clark (15), 9. 12T-Joe Young (6), 10. 44-Jason Howell (3), 11. 2x-Tucker Doughty (12), 12. 32m-Adam Miller (13), 13. 10k-Dewayne White (10), 14. 39-Brad Bowden (7), 15. 58-Gary Floyd (9), 16. 45-Martin Edwards (16).

“B” Features – Top 3 from Each Advance to “A:

First “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington (2), 2. 99-Skyler Gee (1), 3. 51b-Joe B. Miller (3), 4. 40-Howard Moore (4), 5. 45x-Johnny Herrera (5), 6. J2-John Carney II (12), 7. 6-Dustin Gates (6), 8. 5-Eric Lutz (8), 9. 57-Cody Howard (7), 10. 94L-Layne Himebaugh (11), 11. 74e-Claud Estes (14), 12. 17T-Channin Tankersley (10), 13. D6-Dakota Gaines (13), 14. 1-Robbie Price (9). DNS: 2c-Wayne Johnson, 121-Jan Howard.

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 99b-Brady Bacon (1), 2. 21-Carson Short (4), 3. 26-Marshall Skinner (2), 4. 88r-Cody Gardner (5), 5. 08-Cannon McIntosh (7), 6. 8z-Zach Pringle (10), 7. 2h-Wally Henson (3), 8. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (14), 9. 44h-Ronny Howard (8), 10. 17b-Ryan Bickett (11), 11. 99J-Blake Jenkins (6), 12. 10-Terry Gray (9), 13. 77x-Alex Hill (12), 14. 3-Sammy Swindell (13). DNS: 5x-Tyson Hall, 94-Jeff Swindell.

“A” Feature

A Feature (27 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (1), 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar (2), 3. 1x-Tim Crawley (6), 4. 52-Blake Hahn (3), 5. 14-Jordon Mallett (7), 6. 86-Tony Bruce, Jr. (4), 7. 99b-Brady Bacon (16), 8. 11g-Mike Goodman (8), 9. 10m-Morgan Turpen (10), 10. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (14), 11. 23-Seth Bergman (11), 12. 95-Matt Covington (15), 13. 5J-Jamie Ball (12), 14. 44m-Chris Martin (5), 15. 99-Skylar Gee (17), 16. 51b-Joe B. Miller (19), 17. 21a-Koty Adams (13), 18. 26-Marshall Skinner (20), 19. 17w-Harli White (9), 20. 21x-Carson Short (18).

Lap Leaders: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 1-27.

 

 

Seth Bergman Cashes $5,100 in Sprint Invaders “Fall Haul” at 34 Raceway! Cody Wehrle is 2018 Sprint Invaders Champion!

(Bill W) West Burlington, IA, September 30, 2018 – Seth Bergman led all 34 laps to claim an exciting inaugural “Fall Haul” Sunday night at 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa. The Sprint Invaders season finale paid $3,400 to win, and the Snohomish, Washington native added $1,700 in lap money to bring his winning total to $5,100. The win marked Bergman’s first with the Sprint Invaders Cody Wehrle capped a strong season to cement a championship with the series. A number of bonuses added to the coffers of all drivers assembled.

Bergman shot out from the pole position in the 34-lap main event ahead of Brayden Gaylord and Terry McCarl. The leader was dominant on the dry-slick 3/8-mile oval, and entered lapped traffic by the seventh lap. Top series career feature winner, Kaley Gharst, entered the top five by the eleventh lap, working by two drivers in one corner.

McCarl pursued Gaylord in heavy lapped traffic and took over second on lap 14. Gharst passed young Colten Fisher for fourth on the 15th lap, before the only caution of the race flew for debris. Bergman led McCarl, Gaylord, Gharst and John Schulz back to green.

While Bergman pulled away into his own zip code, McCarl and Gaylord battled hard for the second spot. In fact, you could have thrown a blanket over positions two through six at that point. Gharst was getting better on the bottom and passed Gaylord for third on lap 19 and then shot under McCarl for second on lap twenty.

The battle between Gharst and McCarl was on. McCarl would regain the spot with 11 laps to go. Weekend hard-charger, Joe B. Miller, entered his hat in the ring, and he and Gharst went back and forth for the third spot in the closing stages.

In the end, Bergman led McCarl, Gharst, Miller and Schulz to the finish. Jon Agan, Gaylord, Paul Nienhiser, Tanner Gebhardt and Fisher rounded out the top ten. Gaylord, Wehrle, Fisher and Schulz won heats. Schulz also won the Dash. Dustin Clark claimed the B main.

“Sometimes it’s tough,” said Bergman in Victory Lane. “We’ve never been here, and we didn’t know what to expect. I haven’t raced with this series in a while, so you don’t know how they call their starts, and how things go. There’s a bit of things we had to adapt to. I’m glad they ran the show tonight and we were able to apply some of the things we learned on Friday. We had a really good race car. The guys did a great job. Traffic was exciting too. I almost took myself out. My hat’s off to the people who came out on a Sunday night like this. My hat’s off to the owners (Brad Stevens and Jessi Mynatt) for putting on a show for us. This is a great event. We saw the show on paper and knew it was a great deal. The owners and the series were great and treated us like gold. We really enjoyed it.”

“Seth was on another planet tonight,” said McCarl. “I’m just happy to jump in this car (Scott Bonar’s #50). It’s fun to drive for him. He’s a very underrated mechanic. I really got going before the yellow. Seth really got me good on the restart. He kept it high going into one, so I dove low. At the last minute he ended up going low and got me up in the slick stuff. That was a great driver move. I had to fend off Kaley and those other guys at that point. They did a great job. This was a great field of cars. This is one of my favorite racetracks. I’m so glad they put on this race, and I hope they do more next year. I work hard on our promotions, and when so many work so hard on the bonuses and things they had this weekend, you really appreciate it. It means a lot to us. Also, it was a great track tonight…completely different from Friday, which was also a good track.”

“I kind of lost a couple spots at the beginning trying to run the top,” said Gharst. “We got down on the bottom, and started making some ground up. I think we were up to fourth by the yellow. Then it took five or six laps to get heat back in the tires. We were pretty decent before that. We had the wing way back, and I knew we might be loose late. We got by (Gaylord) and we got by Terry there. We started getting loose, and Terry found a little better line in three than I did. We ended up finishing third. The track threw us for a loop a little. We have to thank 34 Raceway and everyone who raised money for this deal. Hopefully, they can continue to build it.”

Wehrle was jazzed about his championship. “I’m glad this weekend is over!” he said. “This has been stressful. I love this track, and I love this series. I think a lot of people take this series for granted. There’s a lot of hard work that goes into it, and there’s not enough thanks for the people who make it happen. This team works their butts off. I can’t thank Andy (Huston) enough. It’s unbelievable what he’s done getting out of the seat and letting me drive the car. I can’t thank him enough.”

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 34 laps: 1. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (1) 2. 50, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (3) 3. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (7) 4. 51B, Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (14) 5. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (6) 6. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (8) 7. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (2) 8. 9x, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (5) 9. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (16) 10. 11az, Colten Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (4) 11. 97, Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA (11) 12. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (9) 13. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (13) 14. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (17) 15. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (12) 16. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (18) 17. 7w, Tasker Phillips, Pleasantville, IA (19) 18. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (21) 19. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (24) 20. 10, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (10) 21. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (25, prov.) 22. 55, McKenna Haase, Des Moines, IA (15) 23. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (20) 24. 24N, Nathan Mills, Bondurant, IA (23) 25. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (22). Lap Leaders: Bergman 1-34. KSE Hard-charger: Gebhardt. Hard-charger: Miller.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Brayden Gaylord (3*) 2. Seth Bergman (5*) 3. McKenna Haase (1*) 4. Tanner Gebhardt (4*) 5. Ayrton Gennetten (6*) 6. Jarrod Schneiderman (7) 7. Harold Pohren (2)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Cody Wehrle (1*) 2. Kaley Gharst (2*) 3. Joe B. Miller (3*) 4. Ryan Jamison (4*) 5. Tasker Phillips (6*) 6. Dustin Clark (7) 7. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (7)

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Colten Fisher (1*) 2. Carson McCarl (2*) 3. Terry McCarl (6*) 4. Ryan Leavitt (7*) 5. 56, Matt Krieger, Burlington, IA (4) 6. 007, Brady Barker, New Berlin, IL (3) 7. Daniel Bergquist (5)

Midland Performance Heat four (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. John Schulz (3*) 2. Chris Martin (2*) 3. Josh Schneiderman (4*) 4. Nathan Mills (1) 5. John Greenwood (6*) 6. 2D, Dave Keperling, Hannibal, MO (5)

B main (started), 12 laps: 1. Dustin Clark (4) 2. Jarrod Schneiderman (3) 3. Nathan Mills (1) 4. Daniel Bergquist (8) / 5. Matt Krieger (2) 6. Harold Pohren (9) 7. Justin Buchholz (7) 8. Dave Keperling (5) 9. Brady Barker (6)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. John Schulz (6) 2. Seth Bergman (3) 3. Brayden Gaylord (1) 4. Terry McCarl (4) 5. Colten Fisher (6) 6. Paul Nienhiser (8) 7. Kaley Gharst (10) 8. Jon Agan (7) 9. Cody Wehrle (5) 10. Ryan Leavitt (9)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – John Greenwood

Saldana Racing Products – Harold Pohren

Kreitz Oval Track Products – Daniel Bergquist

 

 

Schlafer nets record 22nd PDTR A-main victory, Miller claims first 360 Sprint Car title

Balog tops Stewart again, Blackhurst earns first IRA crown

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS, Plymouth, Wis.) September 29, 2018 – Night two of the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships brought the 2018 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing season to a close in thrilling fashion before an enthusiastic crowd on a cold and occasionally wet fall evening at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Four of Wisconsin’s premier Sprint Car racing series gathered to conclude the 2018 season with champions determined following tight points battles over the better part of the past six months.

Justin Miller of Plymouth nipped 2010 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee by two points to secure his first career PDTR Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car title. Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, Ill. collected his initial Interstate Racing Association (IRA) 410 Sprint Car Series championship by a seven-point margin over Sheboygan’s Scotty Thiel. Tim Cox of Park City, Ill. picked up his first Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car Series champion and Ion Stear of Hebron, Ill. earned the 2018 Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprint Series title.

Danny Schlafer of Sussex moved to the top of the PDTR 360 Sprint Car all-time victory list by notching his 22nd career A-main triumph in the 25-lap 360 Sprint Car A main. For the second time in a month, Bill Balog of Hartland pulled off a last-lap pass of three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart of Columbus, Ind. to claim the season-ending 30-lap IRA A main contested in memory of Frank Filskov, Roy Fenske, Rick Schmidt, Dick Symoens and Dick Witt. Ryan Zielske of Oconomowoc pulled off a final-lap pass to claim the 20-lap Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car A main and Mark Heinert of Oak Creek was determined the winner of the rain-shortened 10-lap Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprint A main.

Outside front row starter Doug Wondra of Lomira jumped out to the lead on the drop of the green flag of the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main. With Wondra leading polesitter Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum and fourth starter Tim Haddy of Waupun in the early going, the first of two caution flags appeared on lap 4 when Josh Walter of Plymouth spun in turn two.

On the restart, the low-riding Wenninger and the cushion-pounding Haddy moved in to pressure on lap 7. One lap later, Haddy powered around Wenninger and Wondra entering turn one to claim the top spot.

On lap 9, Haddy jumped the cushion and clipped the turn four wall to allow Wondra to regain the top spot just before the second caution came out for Kurt Davis, who entered the program with a 15-point lead over Justin Miller in the PDTR 360 Sprint Car point standings, following heavy contact with the wall between turns three and four after a mechanical failure on his machine.

The accident ended Davis’ night and relegated him to a 22nd-place finish.

After Haddy pitted following contact with the turn four wall while leading, Wondra held the top spot on the restart with Wenninger and 10th starter Adam Miller of Plymouth in tow.

On lap 9, Adam Miller powered past Wenninger into second place before moving past Wondra to grab the lead in turn two on lap 10. Meanwhile, seventh starter Danny Schlafer was making his move as he pulled off a perfect slide job to take second on lap 11.

Three laps later, Schlafer slid past Adam Miller take the lead on lap 14. Schlafer then worked the high groove to perfection to maintain a solid lead, while Will Gerrits of Waupun, who was making his first appearance since suffering a broken arm in an accident at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam in early July, assumed second on lap 22.

Schlafer weaved his way through lapped traffic in the closing laps to secure his record 22nd PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and 51st Midwest Sprint Car Association (MSA) A-main triumph.

Gerrits registered his best career 360 Sprint Car finish with a second-place showing, 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh, who started third, placed third, Adam Miller ended up fourth and Wenninger rounded out the top five.

After starting 12th, Justin Miller posted an eighth-place finish to secure his first career PDTR 360 Sprint Car championship by two points over Kurt Davis, who topped Miller to secure his third career MSA title.

In the 30-lap Frank Filskov and Roy Fenske Memorial IRA A main, Mike Reinke of Howards Grove grabbed the early lead from his outside front row starting spot before the first of three caution flags appeared on lap 1 for a spin involving Russel Borland of Kewaskum and Scott Biertzer of West Bend.

On the restart Reinke led again, but fourth starter Tony Stewart was on the move as he split Reinke and polesitter Scotty Thiel with a slide job to take the lead on lap 2 in turn four.

With Stewart running strong on the cushion, eight-time IRA champ Bill Balog, who started third, worked the low groove to challenge Reinke for second on lap 4. However, Reinke held strong and closed the gap on Stewart when the leaders caught the back of the field on lap 5.

On lap 9, Reinke was within striking distance when a caution flew for the slowing machine of Todd King of Sheboygan Falls.

On the restart, Balog executed a slide job to seize second from Reinke in turn four on lap 10. With Stewart holding a half-straightaway lead on 13, Balog turned it on to close the gap quickly over the next 12 laps in heavy lapped traffic to move into position to challenge Stewart.

Balog ducked low to pressure Stewart on a pair of occasions on lap 25 and 28, but he was unable to wrestle the lead away from Stewart. On the final lap, Stewart moved to the middle of the track in turn three, which opened the door for Balog to slip underneath and steal the lead away in turn four.

Balog outpowered Stewart to the finish line to earn his fourth IRA A-main victory of the 2018 season worth a hefty $6,000 by a half-car-length margin.

Stewart had to settle for second for the third consecutive time in IRA A-main action at The Plymouth Dirt Track this year. Reinke placed third, Thiel wound up fourth and Jake Blackhurst secured his first career IRA title by a seven-point margin over Thiel with a fifth-place finish after starting sixth.

One night after making his first appearance at The Plymouth Dirt Track of his stellar 46-year career, three-time World of Outlaws champion and 46-year Sprint Car veteran Sammy Swindell of Germantown, Tenn. advanced from the 12th starting spot to finish sixth behind the wheel of the Sheboygan-based Thone Motorsports No. 1 machine.

“Tony was real good early and then I noticed he started to try some different lines and we just kept after it,” Balog said in victory lane. “I just tried to keep him in my sights and it turned out well at the end. It is always a lot of fun racing with Tony. He is just an awesome racer and I think we all appreciate when he comes out and races with us.”

Stewart credited Balog for capitalizing on his mistake on the final lap.

“I just gave it away on the last lap,” Stewart said. “I knew Bill was coming and I was trying to block a slide job on the last lap and I ended up sliding up to the middle, which was enough for him to get by. Bill is an awesome driver. He is the type of driver who you can race wheel to wheel with for the entire race and never touch. That is what makes racing fun.”

Reinke was pleased with his podium performance.

“We stayed with them pretty well for most of the race and to finish third to those guys, I can’t complain,” Reinke said. “They were both better than us tonight, but all in all it was a pretty decent night for us.”

Scotty Thiel was named the winner of the 2018 Hopf Farms Bullring Showdown and Tony Stewart captured the Rocky Rococo Pizza Challenge.

Nick Petska of Spring Grove, Ill. grabbed the lead of the 20-lap Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car A main from his outside front row starting spot with polesitter Ryan Zielski following in second.

On lap 5, seventh starter Jordan Mattson of Milwaukee ventured up to the high groove to seize fourth. Three laps later Mattson moved in to pressure third starter Chris Dodd of Trevor for third.

As Petska, Zielski, Dodd and Mattson dueled in close quarters at the front of the field, heavy rain began to fall on the racing surface, which forced the race to be stopped on lap 15 with five laps remaining.

After a delay, the race resumed with Petska had to contend with Zielski, who applied heavy pressure beginning on lap 16. On the final lap, Zielski moved high in turn three to power around Petska with Mattson and Dodd in tow.

With the top four competitors spread out four wide in a mad scramble to the finish line Zielski secured his first Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car A-main victory of the 2018 season. Mattson placed second, Dodd was third, Petska finished fourth and fourth starter Allen Hafford of Beach Park, Il. wound up fifth.

Tim Cox placed sixth to wrap up his first Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car championship.

Mark Heinert of Oak Creek grabbed the lead on the opening lap of the scheduled 20-lap Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprint A main as fourth starter Mike Neau of Kenosha moved into second on lap 2.

On lap 4, C.J. Malueg of Johnsburg, Ill., who started fifth, assumed second as Heinert had built up a full-straightaway lead.

Heavy rain returned and forced the race to be halted on lap 10 with Heinert declared the winner.

Malueg placed second, Neau was third, Tim Brannam wound up fourth and Ron Brannam rounded out the top five.

Ion Stear secured the 2018 Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprint Series championship.

Round two of the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships event drew 98 Sprint Cars in four divisions, including 27 IRA 410 Sprint Cars, 27 PDTR 360 Sprint Cars, 29 Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Cars and 15 Wisconsin-Illinois Mini Sprints.

The 2019 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing season will again feature weekly racing on most Saturday nights, including several special events. The 2019 PDTR season will begin on Saturday, April 27. Visit www.plymouthdtr.com for off-season information.

RICHARD'S OF DUNBAR 360 SPRINT CAR
Date of Race: September 29, 2018
HEAT 1
1, TRAVIS ARENZ. 2, SHANE WENNINGER. 3, WILL GERRITS. 4, DOUG
WONDRA. 5, JOHN KRESBACH. 6, CHRIS FLICK. 7, DICK KAISER. 8, AL
SCHLAFER. 9, TONY WONDRA.
HEAT 2
1, TIM HADDY. 2, DANNY SCHLAFER. 3, PAUL POKORSKI. 4, CHRIS
CLAYTON. 5, SCOTT CONGER. 6, TYLER BRABANT. 7, JIM MELIS. 8,
JEREMY HUNT. 9, WAYNE MODJESKI.
HEAT 3
1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, KURT DAVIS. 3, ADAM MILLER. 4, KEVIN
KARNTZ. 5, JUSTIN MILLER. 6, JOSH WALTER. 7, BILL TAYLOR. 8,
BRANDON BERTH. 9, CHRIS LARSON.
B FEATURE
1, CHRIS FLICK. 2, JOHN KRESBACH. 3, BRANDON BERTH. 4, BILL
TAYLOR. 5, AL SCHLAFER. 6, DICK KAISER. 7, JIM MELIS. 8, WAYNE
MODJESKI. 9, JEREMY HUNT. 10, TONY WONDRA. 11, CHRIS LARSON.
(DNS).
A FEATURE
1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, WILL GERRITS. 3, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 4,
ADAM MILLER. 5, SHANE WENNINGER. 6, TRAVIS ARENZ. 7, TYLER
BRABANT. 8, JUSTIN MILLER. 9, DOUG WONDRA. 10, KEVIN KARNTZ.
11, PAUL POKORSKI. 12, JOSH WALTER. 13, BILL TAYLOR. 14, CHRIS
CLAYTON. 15, SCOTT CONGER. 16, AL SCHLAFER. 17, JOHN
KRESBACH. 18, BRANDON BERTH. 19, CHRIS FLICK. 20, DICK KAISER.
21, TIM HADDY. 22, KURT DAVIS.

Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series-Plymouth Dirt Track, September 29, 2018
A Feature 1 30 laps | 00:18:20.089
1. 17B-Bill Balog, 18:20.089[3]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 18:20.242[4]; 3. 02-Mike Reinke, 18:22.981[2]; 4. 64-Scotty Thiel, 18:23.300[1]; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 18:24.192[6]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell, 18:24.681[12]; 7. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 18:30.651[11]; 8. 44-Jason Johnson, 18:31.333[10]; 9. 2W-Scott Neitzel, 18:32.102[8]; 10. 1M-Phillip Mock, 18:32.210[5]; 11. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 18:33.012[7]; 12. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 18:33.685[16]; 13. 73-Ben Schmidt, 18:34.157[9]; 14. 4K-Kris Spitz, 18:22.228[20]; 15. 85M-Steve Meyer, 18:25.469[13]; 16. 7-Scott Uttech, 18:27.708[22]; 17. 23-Russel Borland, 18:29.468[14]; 18. 1MM-Jim Moughan Jr, 18:30.364[19]; 19. 12-Michael Decker, 18:23.481[23]; 20. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 18:26.518[17]; 21. 18-Keith Fellner, 18:27.064[18]; 22. 45-Matt Wiese, 18:29.017[25]; 23. 29-Hunter Custer, 18:26.156[24]; 24. (DNF) 22-Todd King, 11:35.515[21]; 25. (DNF) 4B-Scott Biertzer, 11:35.515[15]
Heat 1 10 laps | 00:00:00
1. 2W-Scott Neitzel, [1]; 2. 02-Mike Reinke, [3]; 3. 10W-Brandon McMullen, [2]; 4. 64-Scotty Thiel, [4]; 5. 4B-Scott Biertzer, [7]; 6. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, [8]; 7. 1MM-Jim Moughan Jr, [6]; 8. 7-Scott Uttech, [5]; 9. 45-Matt Wiese, [9]
Heat 2 10 laps | 00:00:00
1. 14-Tony Stewart, [2]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell, [1]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog, [4]; 4. 73-Ben Schmidt, [3]; 5. 23-Russel Borland, [5]; 6. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, [6]; 7. 22-Todd King, [7]; 8. 12-Michael Decker, [9]; 9. 29-Hunter Custer, [8]
Heat 3 10 laps | 00:00:00
1. 44-Jason Johnson, [1]; 2. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, [2]; 3. 25-Jake Blackhurst, [3]; 4. 85M-Steve Meyer, [5]; 5. 1M-Phillip Mock, [4]; 6. 18-Keith Fellner, [8]; 7. 4K-Kris Spitz, [6]; (DNS) 68-Dave Uttech, ; (DNS) 43-Jereme Schroeder,
Qualifying 1 00:00:00
1. 64-Scotty Thiel, 00:11.818[14]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog, 00:12.108[21]; 3. 1M-Phillip Mock, 00:12.117[16]; 4. 02-Mike Reinke, 00:12.126[20]; 5. 73-Ben Schmidt, 00:12.153[11]; 6. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 00:12.154[27]; 7. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 00:12.197[10]; 8. 14-Tony Stewart, 00:12.197[22]; 9. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 00:12.219[1]; 10. 2W-Scott Neitzel, 00:12.239[12]; 11. 1-Sammy Swindell, 00:12.275[9]; 12. 44-Jason Johnson, 00:12.325[5]; 13. 7-Scott Uttech, 00:12.407[13]; 14. 23-Russel Borland, 00:12.456[7]; 15. 85M-Steve Meyer, 00:12.514[23]; 16. 1MM-Jim Moughan Jr, 00:12.556[26]; 17. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 00:12.559[8]; 18. 4K-Kris Spitz, 00:12.576[2]; 19. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 00:12.586[25]; 20. 22-Todd King, 00:12.750[24]; 21. 68-Dave Uttech, 00:12.817[3]; 22. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 00:13.147[15]; 23. 29-Hunter Custer, 00:13.219[6]; 24. 18-Keith Fellner, 00:13.426[4]; 25. 45-Matt Wiese, 00:13.495[17]; 26. 12-Michael Decker, 00:13.633[19]; 27. (DNS) 43-Jereme Schroeder,

Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints, Plymouth Dirt Track, September 29, 2018
A Feature 1 20 laps | 00:33:20.408
1. 21-Ryan Zielski, 33:20.408[1]; 2. 2-Jordan Mattson, 33:20.436[7]; 3. 01-Chris Dodd, 33:20.628[3]; 4. 18-Nick Petska, 33:20.713[2]; 5. 38-Allen Hafford, 33:20.966[4]; 6. 40-Tim Cox, 33:21.416[8]; 7. 71S-Doug Schenck, 33:21.769[13]; 8. 7S-Craig Campton, 33:22.068[5]; 9. 0-John Fahl, 33:22.886[6]; 10. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, 33:23.219[9]; 11. 97-Nathan Crane, 33:23.986[10]; 12. 91-Jimmy Sivia, 33:24.573[14]; 13. 23Z-Zach Raidart, 33:25.140[19]; 14. 70-Chris Klemko, 33:25.418[12]; 15. 1-Rod Colburn, 33:25.664[15]; 16. 4-Jordan Paulsen, 33:25.739[11]; 17. 48-Jason Cox, 33:26.290[17]; 18. 19K-Derek Crane, 33:26.336[16]; 19. 12-Shawn Swim, 33:26.888[22]; 20. 20-Natalie Klemko, 33:27.626[18]; 21. 6B-Vince Bartolotta, 33:29.026[20]; 22. 00-Paul Shaffer, 33:29.122[24]; 23. 39-William Huck, 33:31.222[23]; 24. 29OG-Tom Eller, 33:31.222[21]
Qualifying Race 1 10 laps | 00:00:00
1. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [3]; 2. 97-Nathan Crane, [2]; 3. 4-Jordan Paulsen, [7]; 4. 71S-Doug Schenck, [5]; 5. 1-Rod Colburn, [4]; 6. 48-Jason Cox, [6]; 7. 23Z-Zach Raidart, [8]; 8. 29OG-Tom Eller, [9]; 9. 39-William Huck, [11]; 10. (DNF) 22-Bruce Waterworth, [10]; 11. (DNF) 9-Greg Olsen, [1]
Qualifying Race 2 10 laps | 00:00:00
1. 2-Jordan Mattson, [1]; 2. 0-John Fahl, [4]; 3. 70-Chris Klemko, [3]; 4. 91-Jimmy Sivia, [6]; 5. 19K-Derek Crane, [2]; 6. 20-Natalie Klemko, [5]; 7. 12-Shawn Swim, [10]; 8. 00-Paul Shaffer, [9]; 9. 41-Dennis Spitz, [7]; 10. (DNF) 15H-Kevin Hinich, [11]; 11. (DNF) T-Ryan Irwin, [12]

 

 

Cap Henry in a wet victory lane

Erie, MI (September 30, 2018) – Cap Henry (Republic, OH) returned to victory lane in Lane Racing’s (Armada, MI) J&J Auto Racing #4 for the second year in a row for the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP season finale.  The COMP Cams End-of-the-Year Shootout at Berlin Speedway also overwhelmingly repeated as part of the season’s biggest dirt track race in Michigan.

 

There was nothing easy about the event, to say getting the show in was challenging would be an understatement.  The huge crowd braved frigid temperatures but rain, predicted to move in after 2:00 AM, made an early visit to the raceway.  Before the sprint feature, the AELMT 50-lap feature was halted at 28 laps due to relatively light but persistent rain.  Eventually, after much track prep by the Berlin track crew, the race was completed.  Before the sprints could roll out, rain increased.  Once again, the track crew went to work and the sprint car feature cars showed their determination to race by working the track for 31 laps.  Not wanting to take time to refuel the cars, the feature was reduced to 20 laps from the scheduled 30.

 

Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI) was overall fast qualifier overall.  Joining Ruhl, Engler Machine & Tool heat Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Master, were Ricky Ferkel (Mt. Pleasant, MI) in the COMP Cams heat and Max Stambaugh (Elida, OH) in the RockAuto.com heat.

 

Cap Henry won the Engler Machine & Tool heat, Josh Turner (Osseo, MI) won the COMP Cams heat, and Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ON), won the RockAuto.com heat.

 

Boston Mead (Onsted, MI) won the B-main.  Andrew Scheid was impressive, motoring around the high side of the track to finish 2nd from his 7th starting position.  Chad Blonde (Litchfield, MI), Steve Irwin (Fenton, MI), and John Gurley (Mishawaka, IN) also transferred to the feature.

 

Dylan Westbrook Ohsweken Speedway 360 sprint track champion, took the lead at the start of the feature from the pole with Ryan Ruhl right behind.  Westbrook gradually opened up a several car length lead while fifth starter Cap Henry worked his way up to 2nd.  As Westbrook was held up by heavy traffic, Henry was able to charge by him in turn 3 on lap 9.  From there on, Henry was the class of the field taking a commanding lead while Westbrook did his best to hold on to 2nd.  A lap 14 caution gave Westbrook a shot at Henry, but Henry maintained his mastery of the challenging track to cruise to the victory.

 

Ryan Ruhl took 3rd, Tyler Gunn (Napoleon, OH) 4th, and Zane DeVault (Plymouth, IN) 5th.  2018 SOD champion Chad Blonde struggled early in the night, but earned the KSE Hard Charger Award to finish 6th from his 18th starting spot.

 

As the checkered flag flew over the COMP Cams End-of-the-Year Shootout, the skies opened up; it wouldn’t have been possible to have run two more laps.

 

Qualifying - Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters (fast qualifiers)

Group

Time

#

Driver

Engler Machine & Tool Heat

14.525

71H

Ryan Ruhl

COMP Cams Heat

15.051

0F

Ricky Ferkel

RockAuto.com Heat

14.967

51

Max Stambaugh

 

Heat Races, $100 to win, $30 for 2nd

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

4

Cap Henry

 

2

71H

Ryan Ruhl

 

3

7J

Joe Swanson

Benic Enterprises

4

68G

Tyler Gunn

Racing Optics

5

7

Shawn Valenti

 

6

27B

Boston Mead

 

7

46

Robert Huisken

 

8

77

Andrew Scheid

 

 

COMP Cams Heat #2

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

4T

Josh Turner

 

2

7z

Zane DeVault

 

3

0F

Ricky Ferkel

Benic Enterprises

4

3A

Mike Astrauskas

Racing Optics

5

8

Justin Ward

 

6

3G

John Gurley

 

7

0

Steve Irwin

 

8

31

Matt Kinzinger

 

 

RockAuto.com Heat #3

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

47x

Dylan Westbrook

 

2

49T

Gregg Dalman

 

3

51

Max Stambaugh

 

4

10S

Jay Steinebach

Racing Optics

5

5QB

Quentin Blonde

 

6

5B

Chad Blonde

 

7

91L

Alexis Adgate

 

8

33

Jeremy Ferguson

 

 

B-Main

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

27B

Boston Mead

 

2

77

Andrew Scheid

 

3

5B

Chad Blonde

 

4

0

Steve Irwin

 

5

3G

John Gurley

 

6

31

Matt Kinzinger

 

7

33

Jeremy Ferguson

 

8

46

Robert Huisken

 

9

91L

Alexis Adgate

 

 

Feature

 

#

Driver

Awards

Contingencies

1

4

Cap Henry

 

 

2

47x

Dylan Westbrook

Jim Coffey & Son

Rod End Supply

3

71H

Ryan Ruhl

 

Rod End Supply

4

68G

Tyler Gunn

 

Schoenfeld Headers

5

7z

Zane DeVault

 

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

5B

Chad Blonde

 

Allstar Performance

7

51

Max Stambaugh

 

 

8

27B

Boston Mead

 

 

9

5QB

Quentin Blonde

 

King Racing Products

10

77

Andrew Scheid

 

 

11

10S

Jay Steinebach

 

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

12

7

Shawn Valenti

 

 

13

0F

Ricky Ferkel

 

 

14

3A

Mike Astrauskas

 

 

15

49T

Gregg Dalman

 

 

16

8

Justin Ward

 

 

17

4T

Josh Turner

 

 

18

10S

Jay Steinebach

 

 

19

7J

Joe Swanson

 

 

20

0

Steve Irwin

 

 

 

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Chad Blonde (+12)

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Tyler Gunn

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – John Gurley

Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Steve Irwin

Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Andrew Scheid

 

For more information about COMP Cams, go to www.compcams.com.  Visit Berlin Raceway at www.berlinraceway.com.  Follow Berlin Raceway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wherespeedbelongs.

 

To learn more about Engine Pro, go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  Follow SOD at www.sprintsondirt.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintsondirt.

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Special Awards)

 

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance                            ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises                                BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI)           Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing                                Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products                          Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions            Racing Optics

Rod End Supply                                    Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products                    Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Curtain falls on 2018 season at Lincoln Park Speedway

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – The final curtain came down on the 2018 racing season at Lincoln Park Speedway as Shane Cockrum, Derek Groomer, Bryce Shidler and Gary Hayden finished the year with victories. For three of the those drivers it was business as usual in getting to victory lane, but for Hayden the win meant a little more. The Coatesville, Ind. native picked up his first win in what he noted was close to 20 years of racing. Hayden started on the pole of the 15-lap bomber A-main and made that position stick for the duration of the race. He would have plenty of company in chasing the win however as season points champion Jordan Almanza ended up right on his bumper late in the race. Early on in the race it was the No. C98 of Chad Steinert that gave chase in the second spot. Almanza started seventh, but closed quickly on the front runners and was charged with fending off Josh Litton by lap five as Mark Smith and Andrew Pollock ran in a top-five spot. By lap 10 it was Hayden having opened up a small gap on the field as Steinert ran second. Behind him it was Almanza and Smith that were door-to-door for the third spot followed by Pollock and David Wallen. Over the final few circuits, Hayden hit all of his marks and crossed the finish line on top. Almanza would eventually take down the second spot ahead of Steinert, Smith and Pollock. Thirty-seven sprint cars unloaded in the LPS pits Saturday night, but no one could catch Cockrum at the finish as the Benton, Ill. native picked up win number six this season. Jadon Rogers led early on before Brandon Mattox and Brent Beauchamp got together in turn one while running in top-five spots. A string of cautions with a pair of red flags greatly slowed the pace of the early laps. Once the field re-took the green flag, Cockrum made the pass of Rogers and began to check out on the rest of the field. Cockrum built a straightaway lead and worked traffic flawlessly to take the win over Jordan Kinser, who raced forward from a 16th-place starting position. Matthew McDonald took third ahead of Beauchamp and Daylan Chambers. Another familiar face was in victory lane in the UMP Modified main event as Groomer scored win number 10 at LPS this season. The Bloomington, Ind. based driver built a big lead early, but eventually would have to hold off Tim Prince at the finish line. Richie Lex came forward to get past Jay Humphrey Jr. late in the 20-lap race. Lex would take third ahead of James Walters and Humphrey. In the UMP Super Stock feature it was Shidler capping his championship season with another victory. Shidler led Wes McClara for the duration of the race as the two started on the front row for the feature. Josh Settles ran third for much of the race, but would settle for fifth as Justin Massie came forward to take third ahead of Chris Bennett.

Sprint car feature 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Jordan Kinser, 3. Matt McDonald, 4. Brent Beauchamp, 5. Daylan Chamber, 6. Hunter O’Neal, 7. Andrew Prather, 8. Kyle Cummins, 9. Jadon Rogers, 10. Chris Phillips, 11. Brandon Morin, 12. Alec Sipes, 13. Brandon Spencer, 14. Dylan Moah, 15. Ray Seach, 16. Brandon Mattox, 17. Cole Ketcham, 18. Braxton Cummings, 19. Braxton Cummings, 20. Casey Riggs

 

 

3rd Season of Sprint Car Bandits Series Closes with Thrilling Night of Racing Atop an Insanely Fast LoneStar Speedway

Kilgore, TX (09/30/18) by DarinShort.com. Twenty-one NCRA 360C.I. Sprint Car Bandits series teams rolled through the pit entrance on Saturday night to find an insanely fast LoneStar Speedway growling back at them saying ‘come and get it.’

Sam Hafertepe and his track crew had the surface set for full-tilt, and it did not disappoint. Drivers would flat-foot the high banked 1/3 mile track with lap times in the 13-second bracket all night long.

Yet, there was only a combined total of two yellow lights during the entire racing event.

But that didn’t mean it went without some hair-raising moments.

21 teams would roll out on the track for the 25-lap finale, with young Scott Evans earning the pole position after accumulating the most finishing and passing points in the heat races. Fellow youngster Michael Day would line up outside front row after a strong run in his heat race.

Marcus Thomas would line up third. And yes, this is the same Marcus Thomas that earlier this season had experienced a very serious wreck at a sprint car race in Louisiana and has sat out the season recovering.

You certainly wouldn’t know that he had been out of a race car for months, as he drove masterfully the entire night.

As the feature event took the green flag, Michael Day bolted out to a strong lead with Marcus Thomas getting by Evans for second.

Thomas would then track down Day and the two would swap the lead several times before Thomas would take the point cleanly around lap 7.

But about a half of a lap later, a car would get crossed up and the race went into yellow flag conditions. Without the lap being completed, the running order reverted back to the last completed lap.

On the restart, Day would once again pace the field. In no time, Thomas would continue his cat-and-mouse game and the two would swap the lead a few times more before Thomas would get completely clear of Day and jump out to a 5-car lead.

The race continued green until around lap 14 when Dustyn Welch’s engine caught a brief fire, forcing the field to closed-red flag conditions. The brief fire extinguished itself, with the driver A-OK, and the race quickly resumed.

There were still 18 cars running on the restart and in only four laps the leaders were experiencing heavy lapped traffic. In the meantime, great runs through the field by Dale Wester and Chance McCrary would keep fans busy trying to keep up with all of the happenings.

During the high-speed lapped traffic game, Day would continue to catch Thomas as the field was shredding through lapped cars, and then things got real very quickly.

Two lapped cars were directly ahead of the leader Thomas, who chose the higher groove on corner three entry, and with Day poised to make a pass for the lead, the fast closing rate on the lapped cars coupled with Day getting on the binders to get whoa’d down, resulted in Day getting into the left rear tire of Thomas. As the pair came down the frontstretch, the air quickly escaped Thomas’ tire and he was forced pit-side for the remaining handful of laps.

There was no need for a caution, as Thomas would cleanly and carefully get off the track, and Day would take the checkers first. Scott Evans performed brilliantly throughout the event, garnering his best-ever Sprint Car Bandits series finish, coming home in second. 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series champion Colby Estes would earn a very stout third-place finish as he was battling with Evans in the closing laps.

Dale Wester would climb from 11th to finish in 4th, with Tyson Hall rounding out the top five.

After experiencing a tight sprint car in his heat, young Chance McCrary would set a blistering pace throughout the event, coming from 17th to finish 6th.

And part of what makes the Sprint Car Bandits series different than many, is what happened immediately after the feature race.

As the top finishers of the feature race lined up in their customary Sprint Car Bandits style for driver awards and interviews, when Michael Day jumped out of his car in victory lane, in a true showing of sportsmanship, he skipped victory lane and walked directly into the infield, and walked right up to Marcus Thomas and apologized for getting into him in that heavy lapped traffic incident late in the race.

Day commented to the appreciative LoneStar fans: “I had a run on Marcus going in to corner three with those lap cars directly ahead and knowing the race was about over, I wanted to crowd him a bit, but I sure didn’t mean to get into him like I did.” The LoneStar crowd gave him a big round of applause – as they know they had just witnessed a relative rarity in this sport of dirt track racing with this showing of good sportsmanship.

The Sprint Car Bandits series is cultivating a really strong group of drivers with a new attitude of racing hard, yet with the utmost respect for the sport itself. And we’re super proud at the series of where we were at just three years ago to where we are at now – and where we are going.

In a closed pre-race driver/owner meeting, SCB teams were given a roll-out of the 2019 SCB series initiatives and plan – and it was met with resounding support directed back to the series from those teams. In a later press release we will divulge the details of those initiatives and roll out the 2019 season to everyone. Note that our existing rules package is going to remain essentially identical to the past three seasons.

If you are a sprint car driver that is interested in learning more about our 2019 game plan and how you can become a series driver, I would highly suggest contacting one of the Sprint Car Bandits teams that raced last night for details. But I would recommend you do this quickly, as we had resounding support for our new series initiatives – which are only available ‘while supplies last’ to a couple more qualified teams.

Thank you again to everyone that supported this event and for LoneStar Speedway for giving the drivers such a fantastic facility to showcase their skills on. The checkers flew in the Sprint Car Bandits series feature last night at 9:40pm, giving the traveling teams ample time to return home at a decent time.

Heat race winners last night were Tyson Hall, Scott Evans and Gary Floyd of San Angelo.

Here’s your unofficial finishing order (click www.SprintCarBandits.com in the days to come for official results and points): Michael Day ($2,000), Scott Evans, Colby Estes, Dale Wester, Tyson Hall, Chance McCrary, Jacob Harris, Gary Floyd, Will Eggimann, Brad Wesp, Tyler Harris, Claud Estes III (who also received the Sprint Car Bandits series ‘Most Popular SCB Driver’ award, as voted upon by his fellow drivers, presented and sponsored by MowTime and owner Lynn McCrary), Josh Hawkins, Junior Jenkins (be watching our site/Facebook page to see his great looking Jason Johnson tribute wrap, as he was close friends with Jason), Marcus Thomas, Tommy Hall, Mark Zoeller, Jason Howell, Dustyn Welch, Cody Hall and Tony Russell.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the Sprint Car Bandits series: Rodd Hanna's Air Performance, A&M Glass Service, Palm Harbor Homes, Kustom Craft Exhibits, Gen-Tech at FixYourGenerator.com, Mow Time in Farmersville, RockAuto.com, Pro-Tech Service Co., Scott Baylor Racing Engines, American Elevator Technologies, South Dallas Battery & Electric Co., Gary Floyd Homes, Utility Trailer of Dallas, Inc., DFW Urethane, Valvoline Express Care of Seagoville, www.ShopTheBOSS.com , www.DarinShort.com and the SCB points fund is sponsored by Smiley’s Racing Products & Hoosier Tire Southwest.

If your business is interested in getting involved with the SCB series, please contact dssm493@yahoo.com . There are effective programs available for all sizes of budgets.

LoneStar Speedway still has two big events left on the 2018 schedule, with the Elite Non-Winged Sprint Series championships on Saturday, November 10th and the highly popular LoneStar Topless Turkey Nationals for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series on Saturday afternoon, November 24th. A full compliment of quality LoneStar divisions will be on each racing card. Click www.LoneStarSpeedway.com for more details.

Be watching for the 2018 Sprint Car Bandits series recap, which will include details about the 13 different winners – with age ranges spanning over 30 years.

For event pictures, go to ‘Sprint Car Bandits’ on Facebook and you will find lots of them posted within this press release post.


 

 

MAX BLAIR SWEEPS THE NIGHT & WEEKEND AT MCKEAN WINNING HIS 3RD SWEENEY LATE MODEL TOUR EVENT OF 2018 OVER THE 38-CAR FIELD; CHAD RUHLMAN CAPTURES INAUGURAL APPEARANCE BY RUSH SPRINTS
September 29, 2018
(By Mike Leone)

(East Smethport, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series presented by Pace Performance participated in the Fall Invitational wrapping up the 2018 season at McKean County Family Raceway- the first ever the promotional efforts by the Bigley Family. After a rainout in August, the Sweeney Late Model Tour made their first visit of the season with a strong 38-car field for race #15 of the season as Max Blair picked up the win; meanwhile the new RUSH Sprint Cars were a late addition to the show in their 22nd Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series event of 2018 with Chad Ruhlman winning.

Making his first Sweeney Tour start since June 10, Max Blair went unchallenged leading all 25 laps of the RUSH Late Model feature. Blair became the Tour's first three-time winner of the season despite only competing in six of the 15 events. Blair started off the night setting fast time in $100 FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying, won his $25 FK Rod Ends heat race, the dash, and the $1,500 feature. Blair also won Friday night's $1,000 Sweeney Weekly Series feature, and captured both ULMS Super Late Model events for the weekend bringing his weekend total to more than $9,100!

"It's been an awesome weekend," expressed the 27-year-old Centerville, Pa. winner, who also earned the $5,000 Sweeney Weekly Series Championship for the fourth time in six years. "We've been up here for years for this event and it's literally my favorite weekend of the entire year. I love this whole Fall Classic deal. I have to thank these guys for putting it on and all the fans for sticking it out- it's cold! You always look at the (score) board and I was wondering where Mike (Pegher) was. I seen he got into second there at the end and was just hoping for no more cautions because he's good at hitting those starts. I have to thank my dad- I couldn't do this without him, all my sponsors, along with Mike (Leone) and Vicki (Emig) for everything they do for crate racing around here. It sure is a lot of fun."

Blair quickly jumped out to the early lead over Jason Genco, Sam Pennacchio, Mike Pegher, Jr., and Jeremy Wonderling. By lap four, Blair stretched out his lead, while Genco was trying to fend off Pennacchio and Pegher for runner-up. Blair increased his lead to a straightaway on lap seven when he caught lapped traffic, but would get a clear track when the provisional starters of Adam Ferri and Scott Dellahoy tangled.

When racing resumed on lap eight, Pegher passed Pennacchio for third, while Waters moved into the top five. Jeremy Wonderling would slow to bring out the caution with nine laps completed as his brother Brady had advanced from 16th to eighth. He would later get as high up as sixth before exiting the event. A big melee took place in turn three on the ensuing restart that collected 11 cars including Damian Bidwell, Darrell Bossard, and Scott Gurdak; most just received minor damage and would restart at the tail.

Back under green, Blair resumed his lead, while the big battle was taking place for fourth between Pennacchio and Waters. Waters found a nice line around the middle of the track and after a side-by-side battle for two laps, made the pass of Pennacchio stick coming off turn four on the 15th circuit. The event's final caution took place with 15 laps scored when it was three-wide at the end of the frontstretch as Andy Proper was the meat in the sandwich and got squeezed as he slammed the wall hard. He was shaken, but okay.

When racing resumed on lap 16, Pegher disposed of Genco for second, while Eric Wilson moved into the top five from 12th. Waters then went to work on Genco and drove around him on the outside on lap 20 for third. As the final 10 laps went caution-free, Pegher was unable to get a chance alongside Blair as Blair went on to win his 21st career Sweeney Tour victory by a commanding 3.019 seconds in his Murphy's Logging/C&J Dairy/Upstate Auto Group/Moody & Son Welding/Previty's Auto Wrecking/Specialty Products/Niemeyer Garage-sponsored #111.

Pegher would back up his first Sweeney Tour win at the last event on August 19 at Tri-City Raceway Park with a fine runner-up. Waters had a strong run in third for the 2016 champion's fifth top five of the season. Genco held on to fourth, but was able to extend his points lead with just two events remaining. Wilson, a former Tour regular, made just his third start of the season and recorded his third top seven finish in fifth.

Canadian Sam Pennacchio was sixth in his first Tour start since May 22, 2017 at Merrittville Speedway when he finished ninth. After pitting on lap nine, Jeremy Wonderling was able to come all the way back to finish seventh to salvage his night. After qualifying only 32nd fastest out of 38, Andy Michael worked his way into the feature then went 22nd to eighth to earn the $100 Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down" Hard Charger gift card. Paul Grigsby also was able to move forward going 20th to ninth in his first Tour start since last year's event. Jimmy Johnson, Jr. rounded out the top 10.

Despite going out 36th out of the 38 qualifiers on a daytime surface, Blair was still able to set fast time by just 0.037 of a second over Pegher- his third $100 FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" honor of the year. In addition to Blair, also winning $25 FK Rod Ends heat races were Pegher, Bidwell, and Genco. Kyle Murray and Michael copped the last chance B mains. The 38-car field was the highest for the event since the 2014 "Fall Classic" that drew 45 cars.

In his first Tour start in more than two years, Zach Wiech held off a hard by Wendell Pinckney to claim the final feature transfer spot in the second last chance B main, and was named the Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night" recipient. Canadian Michael Goudie was selected as the TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night". The Brighton Speedway racer made the five-hour tow for his first ever RUSH race, but his night ended early in the opening heat race.

2014 RUSH Late Model Weekly Series Champion, Chad Ruhlman, will go down in the history books as the very first winner of the RUSH Sprint Cars at McKean. The 41-year-old Bemus Point, NY driver's 20-lap feature victory was worth $600 as he currently leads the $5,000 to-win Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship. Ruhlman's mandated sealed, spec $135 Bilstein Shocks were confiscated in post-race tech for further testing. The event was timed non-stop in 5:44.732

Ruhlman started second, but fell back to third on the start as Arnie Kent led the opening lap over Brian Woodhall. It was three-wide in turn four on lap two with Woodhall moving to the lead. Lap three saw Ruhlman get under Kent for second. Ruhlman made the winning pass on lap four when he drove around Woodhall on the top of turn four.

The top three of Ruhlman, Woodhall, and Kent pulled away from the field on lap six and by lap eight Ruhlman stretched out his advantage as Woodhall and Kent battled for second. Woodhall slowed and exited the event on lap nine moving Kent back to second and Brad Blackshear up to third.

Kent, who was fresh off a runner-up finish on September 19 at Lernerville Speedway to earn the $1,000 "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series title, was no match for Ruhlman, who took the checkered flag first for his season's 14th win by 5.580 seconds in his North Star Unlimited/Rand Machining/Premier Communications/Ruhlman Race Cars/Close Racing Supply-sponsored #87R.

Heat winner, Dave Hawkins, and his son Scott both used the outside to pass Blackshear for third and four on laps 14 and 15 respectively. For Dave Hawkins, his third was his best finish of the season eclipsing a pair of fourth place efforts back in May and June. Scott Hawkins recorded his sixth top five of the season in fourth. Blackshear dropped to fifth.

The Sweeney Late Model Tour resumes action in a big way this weekend (October 5-6) part of the 30th annual "Pittsburgher" as the "Bill Hendren Memorial" presented by FK Rods Ends will take place. On Friday, FK Rods Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying and heat races will kick-off the weekend in addition to the $500 to-win "One to Remember" non-winners event presented by Pace Performance. Saturday will get started with the last chance B mains and dash to set the line-up for the 40-lap, $4,000 to-win, $300 to-start feature. A $250 to-win non-qualifier will also be held.

The RUSH Sprints will be off until the "Steel City Stampede" on October 12-13, which will feature an $800 to-win Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special event.

Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Late Model Touring Series Race #15 (25 laps, $1,500 to-win): 1. MAX BLAIR (111) 2. Mike Pegher, Jr. (Geisler 1c) 3. John Waters (LeBarron 11) 4. Jason Genco (Badgley/Craig 29J) 5. Eric Wilson (27W) 6. Sam Pennacchio (311) 7. Jeremy Wonderling (3J) 8. Andy Michael (17x) 9. Paul Grigsby (24) 10. Jimmy Johnson, Jr. (39J) 11. Damian Bidwell (1/2-Pint) 12. Brian Knowles (7) 13. Scott Gurdak (5G) 14. Ward Schell (61s) 15. Kyle Murray (21) 16. Paul Norman, Jr. (6) 17. Steve LeBarron (29) 18. Darrell Bossard (Winans 213) 19. Andy Proper (17) 20. Adam Ferri (66) 21. C.J. Irons (80JR) 22. Brady Wonderling (Ralyea z1) 23. Jamie Freeman (8) 24. Khole Wanzer (01W) 25. Scott Dellahoy (27) 26. Zach Wiech (6X). (Note: Adam Ferri took a Series provisional and Scott Dellahoy a Track provisional.)

DNQ for the feature: Wendell Pinckney (11), Jason Harmon (521), D.J. Krug (83), Jason McGregor (67J), Bill Kessler (09), T.J. Downs (1), Clayton Tarabori (18$), Ed Coast (43), Randy Ralyea (2R), Jason Knowles (4), Eli Mayhew (15), Michael Goudie (38).

Car Count: 38
Margin of Victory: 3.019 seconds
Feature Lap Leaders: Max Blair (1-25)
Precise Racing Products "Pedal Down Hard Charger": Andy Michael (+14)
Dirt Defender "Defensive Drive of the Night": Zach Wiech
TBM Brakes "Tough Brake of the Night": Michael Goudie

FK Rod Ends "Shock the Clock" Qualifying ($100 for fast time): 1. Max Blair 15.847 2. Mike Pegher, Jr. 15.884 3. Damian Bidwell 16.073 4. Eric Wilson 16.093 5. Jeremy Wonderling 16.108 6. Randy Ralyea 16.151 7. Sam Pennacchio 16.172 8. Darrell Bossard 16.206 9. Scott Gurdak 16.250 10. John Waters 16.253 11. Andy Proper 16.264 12. Jason Genco 16.265 13. Jimmy Johnson, Jr. 16.293 14. C.J. Irons 16.295 15. Adam Ferri 16.318 16. Brady Wonderling 16.356 17. Brian Knowles 16.459 18. Steve LeBarron 16.459 19. Jason Knowles 16.501 20. Paul Grigsby 16.515 21. Kyle Murray 16.528 22. Paul Norman 16.537 23. Khole Wanzer 16.585 24. D.J. Krug 16.644 25. Jason McGregor 16.666 26. Eli Mayhew 16.801 27. Ward Schell 16.815 28. Bill Kessler 16.867 29. T.J. Downs 16.892 30. Clayton Tarabori 17.010 31. Jamie Freeman 17.052 32. Andy Michael 17.137 33. Michael Goudie 17.160 34. Wendell Pinckney 17.226 35. Scott Dellahoy 17.646 36. Ed Coast 17.707 37. Jason Harmon 17.717 38. Zach Wiech 18.417.

FK Rod Ends Heat 1 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. Blair 2. J. Wonderling 3. Gurdak 4. Johnson 5. B. Knowles 6. Harmon 7. Murray 8. McGregor 9. Downs 10. Goudie.

FK Rod Ends Heat 2 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. Pegher 2. Waters 3. LeBarron 4. Norman 5. Irons 6. Wiech 7. Pinckney 8. Tarabori 9. Mayhew 10. Ralyea.

FK Rod Ends Heat 3 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. Bidwell 2. Pennacchio 3. Proper 4. Wanzer 5. Schell 6. Freeman 7. Dellahoy 8. J. Knowles 9. Ferri.

FK Rod Ends Heat 4 (8 laps, Top 5 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. Genco 2. Bossard 3. Wilson 4. B. Wonderling 5. Grigsby 6. Michael 7. Krug 8. Kessler 9. Coast.

Last Chance B Main 1 (8 laps, Top 2 transfer to A): 1. Murray 2. Freeman 3. Dellahoy 4. Harmon 5. McGregor 6. Downs 7. J. Knowles-DNS 8. Ferri-DNS 9. Goudie-DNS.

Last Chance B Main 2 (8 laps, Top 2 transfer to A): 1.Michael 2. Wiech 3. Pinckney 4. Krug 5. Kessler 6. Tarabori 7. Coast 8. Ralyea 9. Mayhew-DNS.

Dash (6 laps): 1. Blair 2. Genco 3. Pennacchio 4. Pegher 5. Waters 6. Wonderling 7. Bidwell 8. Bossard.

RUSH Sprint Cars Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Race #22(20 laps, $600 to-win):1. CHAD RUHLMAN (87R) 2. Arnie Kent (18) 3. Dave Hawkins (27) 4. Scott Hawkins (37) 5. Brad Blackshear (19) 6. Steve Cousins (56) 7. Steve Pedley (21) 8. Brian Woodhall (8B) 9. Jim Kurpakus (72B).

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Quick Fuel Technology, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Dynamic Drivelines, Wrisco Industries, Frankland Racing Supply, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, Schwartzmiller Ground Maintenance, Close Racing Supply, CrateInsider.com, RockAuto.com, Valley Fashions, Dirt Late Model Magazine, and Three Rivers Karting.

RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

 

 

Thiel holds off Stewart to capture opening night of IRA Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at Plymouth

Cox nets Wingless Sprint Car triumph with last-lap pass

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS, Plymouth, Wis.) September 28, 2018 – On a night when two all-time Sprint Car racing legends mounted spirited bids for victory, Scotty Thiel of Sheboygan held off both veteran drivers to stand tall at the end of the 30-lap Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series event on night one of the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships Friday, Sept. 28, at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

Thiel, who came into the night trailing IRA point leader Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, Ill. by just 36 points in the chase for the 2018 IRA title on the final weekend of points competition, lined up on the front row of the A-main event beside polesitter Steve Meyer of Sheboygan Falls.

On the drop of the green flag, Thiel shot high to power his way into the lead while Meyer tucked into second along the low groove. In the early going, Meyer patiently worked the low line to close the gap on the high-riding Thiel. On lap 5, Meyer ducked under Thiel to seize the top spot in turn one on lap 6.

However, Thiel battled back to slide underneath Meyer to regain the top spot in turn three before Meyer lost control and spun entering turn four to bring out the first caution of the race on lap 6.

When the race resumed, Thiel held strong to the high line while three-time World of Outlaws Series champion and 46-year Sprint Car veteran Sammy Swindell of Germantown, Tenn., who started fourth, worked the low groove into second. As the leaders encountered lapped traffic on lap 9, Swindell, who was making his first-ever appearance at The Plymouth Dirt Track behind the wheel of the Sheboygan-based Thone Motorsports No. 1 machine, quickly began to close the gap on Thiel.

Swindell pounced on lap 13 with a low move in turn two to gain the top spot. Three laps later, Swindell found himself mired in heavy lapped traffic, which allowed Thiel to recapture the lead in turn four on lap 16.

On the next lap, Swindell moved up to the outside lane to challenge for the top spot before tagging the frontstretch wall attempting to maneuver around Thiel. The contact with the wall produced a flat right rear tire on Swindell’s car, which forced him to slow on the track to bring out the second caution flag of the event.

After going to the work area, Swindell’s crew discovered additional damage to the right rear of the car, which kept him from returning to action and relegated the Sprint Car Hall of Famer to a 23rd-place finish.

On the restart, three-time NASCAR Cup champion and veteran Sprint Car stalwart Tony Stewart of Columbus, Ind., who started 10th, made his presence known as he worked the high groove to seize third from sixth starter Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh on lap 19 before diving low to pass third starter Jeremy Schultz of Beaver Dam for second on lap 22.

Stewart, who finished second to eighth-time IRA champion Bill Balog of Hartland by .004 of second in his most recent appearance at The Plymouth Track on Sept. 1, was closing the gap quickly on Thiel along the cushion when Dave Uttech of Kenosha hit the wall existing turn two and flipped along the backstretch just in front of the leaders to bring out a red flag on lap 27.

On the restart, Thiel stuck to the low groove to block Stewart’s ability to pull off a slide job entering turn one. From there, Thiel stayed planted to the low line, while Stewart pounded the cushion, en route to his fourth A-main victory of the 2018 IRA season.

Stewart had to settle for second for the second straight race at Plymouth, Schultz placed third, McMullen wound up fourth and Mike Reinke of Howards Grove started and finished fifth.

Thiel’s victory coupled with Blackhurst’s seventh-place showing, allowed the Sheboygan driver to pull within 15-points of the IRA points lead heading into the final night of the IRA season on Saturday, Sept. 29, at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

“It feels great to win this race on the final weekend of the IRA season,” Thiel said in victory lane. “Knowing where we stand going into these last two nights here this weekend, the bottom line is we just need to win races. We were trying to knock down the wall at the start of the race and it worked okay for a while. Then we got to racing with Sammy and the track just seemed to be too wide for us to run up there consistently and keep up a good pace.

“On the last restart, I got a good run on the bottom and managed to hold Tony off,” he said. “I saw the No. 14 gradually moving up the scoreboard and I knew he was probably working the bottom quite a bit like he did last Sunday at LaSalle. We weren’t necessarily set up to run the bottom, but we made it work at the end. I’m so happy for my crew. They always give 110 percent to make the car the best it can be for every race. Now we have one night left tomorrow night back here at Plymouth and we have to go out and try to win that one too.”

After finishing second for the second time in IRA competition at Plymouth in less than a month, Stewart was upbeat and complimentary of his fellow competitors.

“I can’t complain about coming up from 10th to finish second with these guys,” Stewart said. “All these guys that have a lot of laps here, like Scotty [Thiel] and Bill [Balog], are tough to beat at this track and they just seem to get tougher every year. Tonight, I’m sure Sammy [Swindell] would have also been in the mix for the win too if he hadn’t of had that flat tire. Sometimes people don’t give local guys enough credit, but its tough for someone like me to come here on occasion and run with them for wins. I’m almost at a disadvantage because they have run so many laps here and they know the track so well.”

Schultz, who has fallen short of gaining an IRA A-main victory in 2018, was dejected that he was not able to get his car to victory lane.

“I’m proud of my guys and everything they do to put me in a position to win races, but it just hasn’t happened this year,” Schultz said. “I feel really bad about that. It is weird to say finishing third is one of the highlights of our season, but it has been that kind of year.”

In the 25-lap Wisconsin Wingless A-main Allen Hafford of Beach Park, Ill. grabbed the lead on the opening lap from the pole. On lap 2, fifth starter Matt Vandevere of Zion, Ill. moved past outside front row starter Nick Petska of Spring Grove, Ill. to seize second.

By lap 8, Vandevere had closed to Hafford’s rear bumper and began to pressure for the lead. Meanwhile, current Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car Series point leader Tim Cox of Park City, Ill. worked his way into third, on lap 11, after starting sixth.

On lap 15, Vandevere ventured up to the high groove in an attempt to challenge Hafford for the top spot, which left the door open for Cox to assume second on lap 16.

Cox closed to within inches of Hafford’s rear bumper on lap 23 and on the final circuit, Cox used a huge run on the backstretch to power under Hafford entering turn three. Cox then held on through turn four and back to the checkered flag to post his first Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car A-main triumph of the 2018 campaign in the caution-free race.

Hafford finished second, Petska was third, ninth starter Craig Campton of Pardeeville placed fourth and Chris Dodd of Trevor wound up fifth after starting fourth.

Todd King of Sheboygan Falls won the IRA B main and Jack Blackhurst was earn the IRA fast qualifier award with a last of 11.803.

Rod Colburn of New Berlin captured the Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car B main and Chris Dodd of Trevor was the Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Car fast qualifier with a lap of 14.358.

The event drew 29 IRA 410 Sprint Cars and 33 Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Cars.
IRA Interstate Racing Association, Plymouth Dirt Track, Sept. 28, 2018
A Feature 1 30 laps
1. 64-Scotty Thiel, [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, [10]; 3. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, [3]; 4. 10W-Brandon McMullen, [6]; 5. 02-Mike Reinke, [5]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog, [9]; 7. 25-Jake Blackhurst, [7]; 8. 2W-Scott Neitzel, [8]; 9. 1M-Phillip Mock, [20]; 10. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, [12]; 11. 4B-Scott Biertzer, [13]; 12. 7-Scott Uttech, [14]; 13. 23-Russel Borland, [18]; 14. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, [17]; 15. 85M-Steve Meyer, [1]; 16. 22-Todd King, [19]; 17. 4K-Kris Spitz, [15]; 18. 73-Ben Schmidt, [11]; 19. 12-Michael Decker, [23]; 20. 10V-Matt VandeVere, [21]; 21. 32-Jeremy Hunt, [24]; 22. 68-Dave Uttech, [16]; 23. 1-Sammy Swindell, [4]; 24. 43-Jereme Schroeder, [22]
B Feature 1 12 laps
1. 22-Todd King, [1]; 2. 1M-Phillip Mock, [4]; 3. 10V-Matt VandeVere, [3]; 4. 43-Jereme Schroeder, [2]; 5. 12-Michael Decker, [5]; 6. 32-Jeremy Hunt, [6]; 7. 11X-Tony Wondra, [9]; 8. 29-Hunter Custer, [7]; 9. 63-Nick Matuszewski, [11]; 10. 45-Matt Wiese, [10]; (DNS) 18-Keith Fellner,
Heat 1 10 laps
1. 2W-Scott Neitzel, [2]; 2. 02-Mike Reinke, [1]; 3. 25-Jake Blackhurst, [4]; 4. 4B-Scott Biertzer, [5]; 5. 10W-Brandon McMullen, [3]; 6. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, [6]; 7. 22-Todd King, [7]; 8. 32-Jeremy Hunt, [10]; 9. 11X-Tony Wondra, [9]; 10. 45-Matt Wiese, [8]
Heat 2 10 laps
1. 1-Sammy Swindell, [3]; 2. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, [2]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog, [4]; 4. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, [1]; 5. 7-Scott Uttech, [5]; 6. 23-Russel Borland, [6]; 7. 1M-Phillip Mock, [10]; 8. 43-Jereme Schroeder, [7]; 9. 18-Keith Fellner, [8]; 10. 63-Nick Matuszewski, [9]
Heat 3 10 laps
1. 14-Tony Stewart, [2]; 2. 73-Ben Schmidt, [1]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel, [4]; 4. 85M-Steve Meyer, [3]; 5. 4K-Kris Spitz, [6]; 6. 68-Dave Uttech, [5]; 7. 10V-Matt VandeVere, [8]; 8. 12-Michael Decker, [9]; 9. 29-Hunter Custer, [7]
Qualifying 1 00:00:00
1. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 00:11.803[2]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog, 00:11.853[11]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel, 00:11.926[26]; 4. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 00:11.954[5]; 5. 1-Sammy Swindell, 00:11.970[28]; 6. 85M-Steve Meyer, 00:12.023[4]; 7. 2W-Scott Neitzel, 00:12.066[20]; 8. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 00:12.085[27]; 9. 14-Tony Stewart, 00:12.109[17]; 10. 1M-Phillip Mock, 00:12.116[6]; 11. 02-Mike Reinke, 00:12.125[15]; 12. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 00:12.145[18]; 13. 73-Ben Schmidt, 00:12.202[16]; 14. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 00:12.252[9]; 15. 7-Scott Uttech, 00:12.279[1]; 16. 68-Dave Uttech, 00:12.306[14]; 17. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 00:12.316[10]; 18. 23-Russel Borland, 00:12.326[8]; 19. 4K-Kris Spitz, 00:12.469[24]; 20. 22-Todd King, 00:12.547[19]; 21. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 00:12.602[21]; 22. 29-Hunter Custer, 00:12.799[13]; 23. 45-Matt Wiese, 00:12.917[7]; 24. 18-Keith Fellner, 00:12.943[25]; 25. 10V-Matt VandeVere, 00:13.050[3]; 26. 11X-Tony Wondra, 00:13.138[29]; 27. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 00:13.218[22]; 28. 12-Michael Decker, 00:13.313[12]; 29. 32-Jeremy Hunt, 00:14.034[23]
WingLESS Sprints, Plymouth Dirt Track, Sept. 28, 2018
A Feature, 25 laps
1. 40-Tim Cox, [6]; 2. 38-Allen Hafford, [1]; 3. 18-Nick Petska, [2]; 4. 7S-Craig Campton, [9]; 5. 01-Chris Dodd, [4]; 6. 21-Ryan Zielski, [3]; 7. 97-Nathan Crane, [14]; 8. 2-Jordan Mattson, [10]; 9. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [7]; 10. 19K-Derek Crane, [21]; 11. 70-Chris Klemko, [11]; 12. 1-Rod Colburn, [17]; 13. 0-John Fahl, [20]; 14. 48-Jason Cox, [18]; 15. 20-Natalie Klemko, [16]; 16. 4-Jordan Paulsen, [22]; 17. 91-Jimmy Sivia, [12]; 18. 71S-Doug Schenck, [8]; 19. 9-Greg Olsen, [19]; 20. 15V-Matt VandeVere, [5]; 21. 23Z-Zach Raidart, [15]; 22. 41-Dennis Spitz, [13]
B Feature 1 12 laps | 00:00:00
1. 1-Rod Colburn, [2]; 2. 48-Jason Cox, [3]; 3. 9-Greg Olsen, [1]; 4. 0-John Fahl, [4]; 5. 19K-Derek Crane, [9]; 6. 4-Jordan Paulsen, [6]; 7. 6B-Vince Bartolotta, [8]; 8. 29OG-Tom Eller, [11]; 9. 94-Jim Wehrman, [14]; 10. 00-Paul Shaffer, [10]; 11. 22-Bruce Waterworth, [12]; 12. 12-Shawn Swim, [7]; 13. 39-William Huck, [15]; 14. (DNF) 15H-Kevin Hinich, [5]; (DNS) 29-Randy Stanford, ; (DNS) 70K-Jake Kouba, ; (DNS) 77-James Walldan,
Heat 1 8 laps | 00:00:00
1. 40-Tim Cox, [1]; 2. 01-Chris Dodd, [4]; 3. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, [2]; 4. 38-Allen Hafford, [3]; 5. 0-John Fahl, [6]; 6. 4-Jordan Paulsen, [5]; 7. 22-Bruce Waterworth, [8]; 8. (DNF) 29-Randy Stanford, [7]; (DNS) 77-James Walldan,
Heat 2 8 laps | 00:00:00
1. 21-Ryan Zielski, [4]; 2. 70-Chris Klemko, [2]; 3. 41-Dennis Spitz, [1]; 4. 2-Jordan Mattson, [3]; 5. 15H-Kevin Hinich, [6]; 6. 12-Shawn Swim, [5]; 7. 00-Paul Shaffer, [7]; 8. 94-Jim Wehrman, [8]
Heat 3 8 laps | 00:00:00
1. 15V-Matt VandeVere, [5]; 2. 7S-Craig Campton, [3]; 3. 18-Nick Petska, [4]; 4. 23Z-Zach Raidart, [2]; 5. 1-Rod Colburn, [1]; 6. 6B-Vince Bartolotta, [6]; 7. 29OG-Tom Eller, [7]; 8. 39-William Huck, [8]
Heat 4 8 laps | 00:00:00
1. 71S-Doug Schenck, [3]; 2. 91-Jimmy Sivia, [2]; 3. 97-Nathan Crane, [5]; 4. 20-Natalie Klemko, [7]; 5. 48-Jason Cox, [1]; 6. 19K-Derek Crane, [6]; 7. 9-Greg Olsen, [4]; (DNS) 70K-Jake Kouba,
Qualifying 1 00:00:00
1. 01-Chris Dodd, 00:14.358[33]; 2. 21-Ryan Zielski, 00:14.437[14]; 3. 18-Nick Petska, 00:14.595[12]; 4. 9-Greg Olsen, 00:14.611[4]; 5. 38-Allen Hafford, 00:14.653[27]; 6. 2-Jordan Mattson, 00:14.660[30]; 7. 7S-Craig Campton, 00:14.675[25]; 8. 71S-Doug Schenck, 00:14.686[19]; 9. 2K-Jimmy Kouba, 00:14.697[3]; 10. 70-Chris Klemko, 00:14.721[26]; 11. 23Z-Zach Raidart, 00:14.740[10]; 12. 91-Jimmy Sivia, 00:14.778[28]; 13. 40-Tim Cox, 00:14.797[7]; 14. 41-Dennis Spitz, 00:14.809[17]; 15. 1-Rod Colburn, 00:14.840[15]; 16. 48-Jason Cox, 00:14.858[1]; 17. 4-Jordan Paulsen, 00:14.860[16]; 18. 12-Shawn Swim, 00:14.886[5]; 19. 15V-Matt VandeVere, 00:14.914[24]; 20. 97-Nathan Crane, 00:15.040[29]; 21. 0-John Fahl, 00:15.113[13]; 22. 15H-Kevin Hinich, 00:15.113[9]; 23. 6B-Vince Bartolotta, 00:15.140[8]; 24. 19K-Derek Crane, 00:15.142[31]; 25. 29-Randy Stanford, 00:15.155[21]; 26. 00-Paul Shaffer, 00:15.400[2]; 27. 29OG-Tom Eller, 00:15.507[22]; 28. 20-Natalie Klemko, 00:15.525[20]; 29. 22-Bruce Waterworth, 00:15.628[6]; 30. 94-Jim Wehrman, 00:15.851[23]; 31. 39-William Huck, 00:16.272[11]; (DNS) 70K-Jake Kouba, ; (DNS) 77-James Walldan,

 

 

Thomas Wins Inaugural ‘James Dean Classic’

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Feature

Friday at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Sept. 29 — Kevin Thomas Jr. of Avon, Ind., will go down in the record books as the winner of the inaugural “James Dean Classic” at Gas City I-69 Speedway. The special race was a 30-lap USAC AMSOIL national sprint car feature held at the quarter-mile dirt oval Friday night before a huge crowd to close the track’s 2018 season.

Isaac Chapple of Willow Branch, Ind., started second and used the low groove to lead the first 25 laps. Thomas, who started right behind him in fourth place, vaulted into second on the first lap and used the middle groove to hound Chapple until Thomas was able to power by him on the outside in Turn 2 working lap 26.

C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind., came on strong at the end to wrestle second away from Chapple right before the checkered and the red waved on lap 30 when Dallas Hewitt of Troy, Ohio flipped in Turn 2. Luckily he was unhurt. Chapple held on for third. Chris Windom of St. Louis, the ProSource fastest qualifier, was fourth and Chase Stockon of Fort Branch, Ind., finished fifth.

In a night that had a fifties theme and was all about greasers, it was fitting that Thomas’s Dynamics, Inc./Hoffman Auto Racing/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing DRC/Speedway Chevy No. 69 ended up in victory lane, as it is sponsored by Mean Green Degreaser.

It was Thomas’s sixth USAC national sprint car victory of the season and the second triumph of 2018 at Gas City for the 27-year-old native of Cullman, Ala., as he also won a Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series (MSCS) feature here on May 4. Friday’s $5,000 victory also put Thomas back on top of the USAC AMSOIL national sprint point standings.

His margin of victory over Leary was 0.586. He set the fastest lap of the race on lap 12 with a time of 12.426 seconds when he was just 0.242 behind Chapple.

Clinton Boyles of Greenwood, Mo. finished tenth in the USAC sprint feature after sewing up the track’s 2018 non-wing sprint car championship in the Paul Hazen No. 57.

Derek Losh of Rensselaer, Ind. earned $1,000 for winning the 20-lap UMP modified feature. It was his 16th feature win of the year but his first at Gas City this season with his Superior Sales and Service/Rensselaer Iron and Metal Co. No. 21.

Losh started third, took the lead from polesitter Jerry Bowersock on lap 13, lost it to Randy Lines on lap 16, and regained it by slipping under Lines in Turn 4 on the white-flag lap. Lines held on for second followed by Zeke McKenzie, Bowersock and Todd Sherman, who started way back in 16th.

Dillon Nusbaum started 14th and finished 17th, but the Spencerville, Ind.-based driver still earned the UMP modified track championship.

Three other drivers who call Marion, Ind. home all finished second in their respective features but won their division’s championships. They were Lines (super streets), D.J. Holt (thunder cars), and Eric Solms (front-wheel-drive compacts).

Glenn Bradley, also of Marion, won the 15-lap super street feature over Lines, Tim Wilbur, Jeremy Creech and Jami Cale. He started fourth but got the lead when Lines went too high in Turn 4 on lap two after two restarts with one lap down.

Ron Flaugh of Converse, Ind., won the 15-lap thunder car main event over Holt, Kaleb Hinkley, Jeff Hinkley Jr. and Steve Tanner. Flaugh took the lead by slipping under James Headley on the backstretch working lap six. Holt got second by sliding under Headley on a restart after Rick Paul brought out a red flag when his car caught fire and he rolled to a stop in the infield. He wasn’t hurt.

Headley, of Marion, also drove in the front-wheel-drive compact division and he won that 15-lap feature over Solms, Gage Allen, Logan Easterday and Alyssa Clark. He started second in that race and led every lap.

Despite a card that featured 95 race cars, the program was run in three hours, ending at 10:35 p.m.

The complete show was streamed live on SpeedShiftTv.com. The USAC portion will also be available for on-demand viewing beginning later this weekend on LoudPedal.tv.

Fans can get up-to-date information on the 2019 season on the track’s Web site at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The results:

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car Time Trials: 1. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-11.988; 2. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-12.016; 3. Kevin Thomas Jr., 69, Dynamics-12.078; 4. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-12.144; 5. Justin Grant, 4, TOPP-12.242; 6. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-12.251; 7. Jason McDougal, 71p, Daigh/Phillips-12.263; 8. Tyler Thomas, 2E, Epperson-12.272; 9. Shane Cottle, 5G, Goacher-12.293; 10. Thomas Meseraull, 00, Meseraull-12.297; 11. Josh Hodges, 74x, Hodges-12.302; 12. Dave Darland, 36D, Goodnight/Curb-Agajanian-12.327; 13. Matt Westfall, 33m, Marshall-12.346; 14. Brady Bacon, 99, Bacon-12.347; 15. Tony DiMattia, 50, TDM-12.382; 16. Carson Short, 5B, Briscoe-12.422; 17. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall/Newman-12.427; 18. Brian VanMeveren, 24, VanMeveren-12.442; 19. Kyle Cummins, 3c, EZR/Cummins-12.453; 20. Dustin Ingle, 2DI, Ingle-12.493; 21. Clinton Boyles, 57, Hazen-12.495; 22. Dallas Hewitt, 18H, Keen-12.553; 23. Matt Goodnight, 39, Goodnight-12.603; 24. Garrett Abrams, 32A, Abrams-12.603; 25. Tyler Hewitt, 97x, One More Time-12.731; 26. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-12.748; 27. Billy Cribbs, 16, Cribbs-12.782; 28. Shane Cockrum, 24p, Paul-12.900; 29. Luke Harbison, 40, Harbison-13.261; 30. Frank Rodgers, 11, Rodgers-13.312; 31. Jack James, 99J, James-13.353; 32. Bob McMillin, 5m, McMillin-13.358; 33. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-NT.

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Heat 1 (10 laps): 1. Tyler Courtney, 2. Clinton Boyles, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Shane Cottle, 5. Justin Grant, 6. Matt Westfall, 7. Tyler Hewitt, 8. Luke Harbison. 2:03.21.

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Heat 2 (10 laps): 1. Isaac Chapple, 2. Dallas Hewitt, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. Travis Hery, 6. Thomas Meseraull, 7. Frank Rodgers, 8. Brian VanMeveren. NT.

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Heat 3 (10 laps): 1. Kyle Cummins, 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 3. Jason McDougal, 4. Tony DiMattia, 5. Matt Goodnight, 6. Josh Hodges, 7. Billy Cribbs, 8. Jack James. 2:03.79.

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Heat 4 (10 laps): 1. Dustin Ingle, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Carson Short, 4. Chase Stockon, 5. Tyler Thomas, 6. Shane Cockrum, 7. Garrett Abrams, 8. Bob McMillin. 2:05.02.

USAC AMSOIL Sprint B Main (12 laps): 1. Justin Grant, 2. Josh Hodges, 3. Tyler Thomas, 4. Matt Westfall, 5. Thomas Meseraull, 6. Tyler Hewitt, 7. Garrett Abrams, 8. Shane Cockrum, 9. Billy Cribbs, 10. Travis Hery, 11. Frank Rodgers, 12. Luke Harbison, 13. Bob McMillin, 14. Jack James, 15. Brian VanMeveren, 16. Matt Goodnight. 2:30.38.

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Feature (30 laps; starting positions in parentheses): 1. Kevin Thomas Jr. (4), 2. C.J. Leary (5), 3. Isaac Chapple (2), 4. Chris Windom (6), 5. Chase Stockon (3), 6. Dave Darland (12), 7. Kyle Cummins (18), 8. Justin Grant (7), 9. Tyler Thomas (8), 10. Clinton Boyles (20), 11. Shane Cottle (9), 12. Matt Westfall (13), 13. Brady Bacon (14), 14. Carson Short (16), 15. Tyler Hewitt (22), 16. Tony DiMattia (15), 17. Tyler Courtney (17), 18. Jason McDougal (1), 19. Josh Hodges (11), 20. Dallas Hewitt (21), 21. Dustin Ingle (19), 22. Thomas Meseraull (10). NT.

UMP Modified Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Derek Losh, 2. Garrett Jameson, 3. Jason Jones, 4. Casey Davis, 5. Corey Bevard, 6. Aaron Orr, 7. Pat Ehlert, 8. Jamie Lomax.

UMP Modified Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Bradley Jameson, 2. Jerry Bowersock, 3. Jim Mallery, 4. Daniel Russell, 5. Dillon Nusbaum, 6. Craig Walker, 7. Brennan Sherman, 8. Richard Swan.

UMP Modified Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Zeke McKenzie, 2. Randy Lines, 3. Andy Bishop, 4. Steven Hogue, 5. Tim Wilbur, 6. Todd Sherman, 7. Jerry Bland Jr., 8. Jessica Sroufe.

UMP Modified B Main 1 (10 laps): 1. Todd Sherman, 2. Aaron Orr, 3. Jerry Bland Jr., 4. Jessica Sroufe, 5. Craig Walker, 6. Brennan Sherman, 7. Pat Ehlert, 8. Richard Swan, 9. Jamie Lomax (DNS).

UMP Modified Feature (20 laps): 1. Derek Losh, 2. Randy Lines, 3. Zeke McKenzie, 4. Jerry Bowersock, 5. Todd Sherman, 6. Garrett Jameson, 7. Bradley Jameson, 8. Daniel Russell, 9. Jim Mallery, 10. Tim Wilbur, 11. Casey Davis, 12. Jessica Sroufe, 13. Jason Jones, 14. Corey Bevard, 15. Andy Bishop, 16. Craig Walker, 17. Dillon Nusbaum, 18. Brennan Sherman, 19. Steven Hogue, 20. Jerry Bland Jr., 21. Aaron Orr (DNS).

Super Street Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Jeff Matheny, 2. Tim Wilbur, 3. Jami Cale, 4. Jeremy Creech, 5. James Headley, 6. Jeffery Jessup, 7. Casey Barr.

Super Street Heat 2 (6 laps): 1. Randy Lines, 2. Glenn Bradley, 3. Tony Homan, 4. Josh Robertson, 5. Jarrett Rennaker, 6. Mike Fincher, 7. Scott Robertson.

Super Street Feature (15 laps): 1. Glenn Bradley, 2. Randy Lines, 3. Tim Wilbur, 4. Jeremy Creech, 5. Jami Cale, 6. Jeffery Jessup, 7. Tony Homan, 8. Casey Barr, 9. Mike Fincher, 10. Jarrett Rennaker, 11. Josh Robertson, 12. Scott Robertson, 13. Jeff Matheny, 14. James Headley.

Thunder Car Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Kaleb Hinkley, 2. Ervin Turner, 3. D.J. Holt, 4. Kaleb Hinkley, 5. Brad Keith, 6. Steve Tanner, 7. Cody Devlin.

Thunder Car Heat 2 (6 laps): 1. James Headley, 2. Ron Flaugh, 3. Mike Reitz, 4. Bryce Krider, 5. Greg Long, 6. Stevie Clark, 7. Rick Paul.

Thunder Car Feature (15 laps): 1. Ron Flaugh, 2. D.J. Holt, 3. Kaleb Hinkley, 4. Jeff Hinkley Jr., 5. Steve Tanner, 6. Brad Keith, 7. Greg Long, 8. James Headley, 9. Rick Paul, 10. Stevie Clark, 11. Bryce Krider, 12. Mike Reitz, 13. Ervin Turner, 14. Cody Devlin.

Front-Wheel Drive Compact Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Eric Solms, 2. James Headley Jr., 3. Gage Allen, 4. Kolten Sollars, 5. Logan Easterday, 6. Alyssa Clark, 7. Jacob Beard, 8. Brett Clark, 9. Brad Evans, 10. Dillen Loudy.

Front-Wheel Drive Compact Feature (15 laps/15 minutes): 1. James Headley Jr., 2. Eric Solms, 3. Gage Allen, 4. Logan Easterday, 5. Alyssa Clark, 6. Kolten Sollars, 7. Brett Clark, 8. Dillen Loudy, 9. Brad Evans, 10. Jacob Beard.

 

 

Jon Agan Tops Night #1 of Sprint Invaders “Fall Haul” at 34 Raceway!

(Bill W) West Burlington, IA, September 28, 2018 – Jon Agan picked up $2,000 and $535 in lap money for his third career win with the Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway near West Burlington, Iowa Saturday night. The event was the opener for the two-night “Faul Haul” season finale for the Sprint Invaders. Both Agan and second place finisher Paul Nienhiser secured a spot in the Shake-up Dash Saturday night for their performances.

Terry McCarl looked dominant after winning the Shake-up Dash and starting the 25-lap main event on the pole. Agan shot into the second position, followed by Brayden Gaylord early on. McCarl was in lapped traffic by the fifth circuit. Nienhiser was working forward from outside row four as well, though he tagged the wall hard around lap five. He worked his way around Gaylord, before the latter came to a stop at the top of turn one, bringing the only caution of the race and spoiling his fourth place run.

The yellow negated an Agan pass of McCarl for the lead in heavy lapped traffic. McCarl led Agan, Nienhiser, Josh Schneiderman and John Schulz back to green. Agan showed his pass was no fluke, passing the leader and taking the point. Two laps later, Nienhiser would follow suit and take second.

The last half of the event was waged in heavy lapped traffic. There were several close calls for both Agan and Nienhiser. Agan would pull away to win over Nienhiser, McCarl, Seth Bergman and Josh Schneiderman. Chris Martin, Schulz, Kaley Gharst, hard-charger Joe B. Miller and Dustin Clark would complete the top ten. Several bonuses, including $50 in lap money ($25 for first, $15 for second, and $10 for third each lap) were added and many more are planned for the finale.

“First off, thanks to Brad (Stevens) and Jessi (Mynatt) for working their tails off at this place, and putting up shows like this one,” said Agan in Victory Lane of the 34 Raceway owners. “This place is awesome! It’s a place we’ve been good at for a long time, and I don’t have near the wins here I should. I hated that caution (when his pass was negated). I was hitting the frame rail on entry at the top. I couldn’t do anything else. I did what I could do. Holy cow, was traffic hairy!”

“We had a really good car all night,” said Nienhiser. “I think that was pretty obvious. We had speed from hot laps on. I shot myself in the foot in the Dash getting over the cushion and having to start the feature eighth. Jon was pretty strong early, and I felt we were catching he and Terry both in traffic. It would have been interesting to see the whole race go green. We were trying all 25 laps and came up a little short. We’re looking forward to tomorrow.”

“Scott (Bonar) and I don’t race together very often, and I totally trust him,” said McCarl of his car owner. “I didn’t ask a thing about the car all night. After the Dash, the bottom was really sticky and starting to come in. I didn’t think it would blow off like it did, but it was great. It was the ‘old style Burlington’ I used to run back in the day. I was mad at myself. We were a little loose from the word ‘go’. I had to get the wing back, and when Jon got by me, I pulled it back more. At that point, we got tight. I felt late we moved around and got better. We ran those guys back down. I feel we did the best we could. We’ll get it a little better for tomorrow night when the big money is on the line.”

The Sprint Invaders season will conclude with the “Fall Haul” finale at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa Saturday, September 29. The feature will pay $3,400 to win plus bonuses! For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 4, Jon Agan, Knoxville, IA (3) 2. 9x, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (8) 3. 50, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (1) 4. 23, Seth Bergman, Snohomish, WA (5) 5. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (2) 6. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (15) 7. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (6) 8. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (10) 9. 51B, Joe B. Miller, Millerstown, MO (19) 10. 16, Dustin Clark, Agency, IA (9) 11. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (11) 12. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (14) 13. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (16) 14. 3, Ayrton Gennetten, Gravois Mills, MO (21) 15. 10, Ryan Leavitt, Knoxville, IA (7) 16. 11az, Colten Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (22) 17. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (17) 18. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (22) 19. 007, Brady Barker, New Berlin, IL (12) 20. 40, Andy Huston, Roseville, IL (18) 21. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (24) 22. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (13) 23. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (4) 24. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (23) DNS – 0, Dustin Adams, St. Louis, MO. Lap Leaders: McCarl 1-9, Agan 10-25. KSE Hard-charger: C. Martin. Hard-charger: Miller.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Josh Schneiderman (4*) 2. Seth Bergman (2*) 3. Jarrod Schneiderman (1*) 4. Ryan Jamison (3*) 5. Daniel Bergquist (6*) 6. Ayrton Gennetten (5) DNS – 0x, Mike Mayberry, Fremont, IA

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Ryan Leavitt (2*) 2. Jon Agan (4*) 3. Cody Wehrle (3*) 4. Kaley Gharst (6*) 5. Tanner Gebhardt (7*) 6. Colten Fisher (1) 7. John Greenwood (5)

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. John Schulz (1*) 2. Dustin Clark (2*) 3. Paul Nienhiser (7*) 4. Chris Martin (4*) 5. Joe B. Miller (5*) 6. Harold Pohren (3) 7. Justin Buchholz (6)

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature), 8 laps: 1. Brayden Gaylord (3*) 2. Terry McCarl (7*) 3. Brady Barker (2*) 4. Dustin Adams (1*) 5. Andy Huston (5*) 6. 12, Doug Sylvester, Ottumwa, IA (6) 7. 2D, Dave Keperling, Hannibal, MO (4)

B main (started), 12 laps: 1. Ayrton Gennetten (2) 2. Colten Fisher (4) 3. Harold Pohren (3) 4. Justin Buchholz (5) 5. John Greenwood (6) / 6. Doug Sylvester (1) 7. Dave Keperling (7) DNS – Mike Mayberry

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Terry McCarl (1) 2. Josh Schneiderman (2) 3. Jon Agan (6) 4. Brayden Gaylord (3) 5. Seth Bergman (8) 6. John Schulz (7) 7. Ryan Leavitt (5) 8. Paul Nienhiser (4)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Ryan Jamison

Saldana Racing Products – Daniel Bergquist

Kreitz Oval Track Products – John Greenwood

 

 

Holmes Thrills Crowd With Last Lap Pass For Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Victory At Southern Oregon Speedway

By Don Martin II White City, Oregon...September 22...Tanner Holmes made an impressive late race charge to score his second straight 25 lap Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Car Main Event win Saturday night at Southern Oregon Speedway. With eight laps to go, the 15 year old phenom was running fifth. He switched to the outside groove for the final eight laps and worked his way to the front, where he took the lead from Mike Wheeler with a last turn pass.

The Sprint Car count grew to a record 23 cars for this race, and the three eight lap heat race wins were recorded by Holmes, Wheeler and new track champion David Hibbard. Outlaw Kart superstar Wheeler outran top rookie Blaine Cory to win the 10 lap Scramble. The increase in car count forced a 12 lap B Main, won by Camden Robustelli ahead of Enrique Jaime and final transfer Cooper Desbians. Past Cottage Grove champion Hedge Carter saw his night end early with a flip in the B Main

With a pole position start, Wheeler raced into the early lead ahead of Cory and Bailey Hibbard. In his previous two starts, mechanical issues ended Wheeler's night early, but he was running strong on this occasion. Todd Whipple did a complete 360 in Turn 4 on lap five and kept going, but a yellow flag still waived. Wheeler continued to lead Cory and Bailey Hibbard on the restart with David Hibbard and Jeffrey Hudson filling out the top five at that moment. Robustelli brought out a caution flag when he broke in Turn 4 on lap eight. Wheeler continued to lead Cory and Bailey Hibbard on this restart. Aaron Miller and Kyler Barraza retired in the next few laps as Wheeler and Cory were having a close battle at the front of the pack. The final yellow flag waved on lap 18. Holmes was up to fifth by then, and he took fourth from David Hibbard on the restart as Wheeler continued to lead. Bailey Hibbard also slipped past Corey for the second position. Holmes was working the extreme high groove that no one else was touching, and he made a Turn 4 pass on to lap 21 to take third from Cory. He gathered the momentum exiting Turn 4 a lap later and made a frontstretch pass on Bailey Hibbard for second. Wheeler was still running the bottom line that had served him well to that point, and Holmes quickly reeled him in. As they exited the final turn, Holmes gathered the momentum for an outside pass down the front straightaway. Despite a slower car also running the high line, Holmes kept going and managed to beat Wheeler back to the checkered flag for the crowd thrilling victory. Wheeler settled for a disappointed second, followed by Bailey Hibbard, Cory, AJ Harbaugh, Jeffrey Hudson, David Hibbard, Desbiens, TJ Winningham and Bailey Sucich.

Race Results Kendall Oil Winged Sprint Cars Heat 1-Tanner Holmes, Jeffrey Hudson, Bailey Hibbard, Merissa Henson, Melissa Solsbee, Camden Robustelli, RC Levin.

Heat 2-Mike Wheeler, Aaron Miller, Todd Whipple, Bailey Sucich, AJ Harbaugh, Cooper Desbiens, Steve Thompson, Justin Tracy.

Heat 3-David Hibbard, Blaine Cory, TJ Winningham, Kyler Barraza, Steven Snawder, Enrique Jaime, Hedge Carter, Morgan Bergs.

Scramble-Mike Wheeler, Blaine Cory, Bailey Hibbard, TJ Winningham, David Hibbard, Tanner Holmes, Jeffrey Hudson, Todd Whipple, Aaron Miller.

B Main-Camden Robustelli, Enrique Jaime, Cooper Desbiens, Morgan Bergs, RC Levin, Hedge Carter, Steve Thompson, Justin Tracy.

Main Event-Tanner Holmes, Mike Wheeler, Bailey Hibbard, Blaine Cory, AJ Harbaugh, Jeffrey Hudson, David Hibbard, Cooper Desbiens, TJ Winningham, Bailey Sucich, Merissa Henson, Steven Snawder, Enrique Jaime, Todd Whipple, Melissa Solsbee, Kyler Barraza, Aaron Miller, Camden Robustelli.

 


 

Steve Poirier Beats Chuck Hebing in American/Canadian Clash Thriller at Airborne Park on Sunday

By Dean Reynolds

PLATTSBURGH, NY – It was the first ever American/Canadian Sprint Car Clash at the Airborne Park Speedway where the battle for the $4,000 top prize wasn’t decided until the waiving of the checkered flag by starter Austin Swamp.

Steve Poirier and Chuck Hebing swapped the lead twice in the final three laps with Poirier finally coming out on top of the former two-time Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint (ESS) champion. For Poirier it capped a dream weekend as he claimed a record tying eighth ESS title the night before at the Fonda Speedway.

“When Chuck got by me I thought ‘oh I just lost the race’!” exclaimed Poirier right after, “He went under me and just pulled away. Then all of a sudden he just got too high in turn two and I got back under him. I just felt I got lucky.”

Poirier admitted afterwards, the multi-grooved track was challenging. “The track was better than I thought it would be. The top was fast but it looked like the bottom started to get some rubber. I was actually confused on to where to run,” he said jokingly. “I was down low and felt the rubber but I thought “Cobra” (Hebing) was up top and just got a run on me so I went back up there at the end. I don’t know it that was the right move.”

Poirier settled down and maneuvered through lapped traffic in the final lap to pick up his seventh win of the 2018 campaign. “To win the ESS championship last night and then to win such a competitive race today, it was a pretty special weekend for me and the crew.” Poirier summed up.

For Hebing, it was so close to the win in his first time ever seeing the Airborne 4/10ths mile, “I had a good run on Steve there coming off four and then I just went a bit to high in the next corner and he got back around,” said Hebing, “You just can’t give a guy like Steve that type of break. We wanted the win sure but had a good car, the guys have worked hard and each time we hit the track the car is good.”

For Matt Tanner, he made some late race moves and found himself in third at the checkers. “Those last two laps were a bit crazy, there were cars on top and bottom,” he said on the last few laps, “Jeff (Cook) got slowed up by a slower car and I was able to sneak under him to get third on the last lap. We had a good car and run here well, it was a good finish.”

The aforementioned Jeff Cook came home in fourth but did get has high as second as he found a good lane down low late. You can say he found the rubber before anyone else. Billy VanInwegen led several laps running the cushion but as the track changed and lapped traffic figured in he dropped back just a bit late to take fifth.

Rounding out the top ten were Jason Barney, Alex Vigneault, Alain Bergeron, Matt Billings and Chad Miller.

The special ESS vs. SCONE vs. Canada five lap dash with a $1,000 purse went to Alain Bergeron making for a Canada sweep of the night. VanInwegen and Barney followed the winner.

Davie Franek and Lucas Wolfe were in route but unfortunately an accident on Interstate 87 North stopped traffic for seven hours. Despite ESS and Airborne officials moving the schedule around hoping for their arrival, they were forced to turn around and go back home.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

American/Canadian Clash A-Main at Fonda – Steve Poirier ($4,000), Chuck Hebing ($2,000), Matt Tanner ($1,200), Jeff Cook ($700), Billy VanInwegen ($775), Jason Barney ($675), Alex Vignaeult ($450), Alain Bergeron ($725), Matt Billings ($410), Chad Miller ($400), Adam Pierson ($375), Scott Holcomb ($350), Will Hull ($440), Jake Williams ($330), Dale Gosselin ($320), Paul Pekkonen ($310), Dan Douville ($300), Ryan Avery ($300), Lacey Hanson ($425), Roger Levesque ($300), Sean Durand ($375), Jordan Fournwalt ($300).

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Danny Varin Wins Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Event at Fonda; Steve Poirier Claims Eighth Career Title

By MIKE MALLETT

FONDA, NY – Danny Varin dominated the second and final stop for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints at the Fonda Speedway on Saturday night for his sixth win of the season. Varin was chased to the line by Steve Poirier in second which was good enough for him to win his eighth career series championship tying with him Mike Woodring for the most all time.

“This car has been phenomenal,” stated Varin in victory lane. “I can’t thank my crew enough. They put a really good car underneath me, good motor underneath me and it really paid off.”

Varin started on the outside of the front row which gave him the top lane going into turn one. He blasted around pole-sitter Cory Sparks to have the lead as the field exited the turn onto the back straightaway. From there he quickly opened up the gap over the field.

Varin caught traffic on lap seven forcing him to alter his line while Larry Wight worked his way into the runner-up position after starting fifth. Wight closed in on Varin as he encountered heavier traffic. Then, on lap nine the caution was necessary as Josh Flint spun in the third turn.

Much like the opening start, Varin was on the mark at the green flag putting distance on Wight. Wight had his hands full with Varin’s father Bobby as he looked to take second. As their battle continued for second, a few positions behind them Poirier was working his way up through from the 13th starting spot.

On lap 15 Poirier was looking to a make a three-wide move to go from seventh to fifth only to come together with Coleman Gulick. The contact caused Poirier to spin in turn three. He stayed on the gas and completed the 360 spin to keep going without losing a position.

One last caution was necessary as Bobby Varin's car came to a rest in turn one after collapsing the front end on lap 19. Action resumed with a double-file restart as Danny was flanked by Wight on the outside. Like the two previous starts, Danny was gone at the green.

“I was looking forward to the restarts to be honest with you,” commented Varin. “I felt so good after a restart, but the long green flags I was really fading and fading pretty fast. Once the yellow came out I gathered everything up, pulled the wing back a little bit more and put my foot to the floor.”

With Danny checking out, the race heated up for second. Poirier took advantage of the restart to jump from sixth into the top three with a wild three-wide pass on the outside. He then tracked down Wight to take over the runner-up spot with just a lap to go.

Danny was too far gone at that point as he went on to easily win the E&V Energy / NAPA Auto Parts / Mach 1 Chassis feature for his fourth consecutive win at his home track.

Poirier’s second place finish earned him championship number eight. He was able to put enough of a gap between himself and 2017 champion Jason Barney to earn top honors again to match Woodring’s record.

“We were not supposed to race for the title, but at mid-season it started being possible,” commented Poirier. “We had some luck. I felt like we deserved it. We had been good team and did really well during the season. We were just supposed to race for wins, but then we could get the title. I have a lot of respect for Mike Woodring and I didn’t know if we’d run for another championship, maybe next year to eventually get it. Now that it played our way I’ll have to come back to defend the title.”

It wasn’t an easy run to the title on Saturday night as Poirier had ignition issues in timed warm-ups which started him last in the heat. He missed the redraw before going on to win the dash. He then regrouped from the 360 spin in the feature to take second.

“What a night,” cited Poirier. “We battled hard tonight. We had problems in hot laps then some small problems with the car in the heat race and missed the redraw. We thought we were in trouble. In the feature we knew we had to take every position possible for the championship. I had a run on the backstretch on Coleman and Pieniazek, he turned a little onto me and I didn’t lift. I needed just a bit more traction to get there. When I spun I thought, ‘at least I tried.’ I wouldn’t have been proud of myself if I didn’t. I kept my foot in it and within two laps I was catching them again.”

Wight held on late to finish in the third position with Gulick finishing fourth and Pieniazek able to round out the top five.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main at Fonda – Danny Varin ($2,085), Steve Poirier ($1,160), Larry Wight ($860), Coleman Gulick ($630), Josh Pieniazek ($555), Billy VanInwegen ($470), Shawn Donath ($480), Cory Sparks ($470), Paul Kinney ($410), Matt Tanner ($400), Jason Barney ($395), Bobby Hackel ($355), Jeff Trombley ($375), Jeff Cook ($350), Chad Miller ($350), Matt Billings ($300), Mike Kiser ($325), Kelly Hebing ($325), Dave Axton ($350), Mike Mahaney ($300), Jeremiah Munson ($300), Floyd Billington ($300), Bobby Varin ($325), Josh Flint ($300).

Did Not Qualify – Sean Durand, Brett Wright, Keith Granholm.

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Wight, Donath, B. Varin $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Wight, Donath, D. Varin $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – D. Varin $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Sparks $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Poirier (13 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Cook $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Hebing $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Axton - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Pieniazek $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Barney $35

Trackside Body Works/Cobra Coaches Dash – Poirier ($100), Trombley ($75), Miller ($50), Kiser ($25), Hackel ($25), K. Hebing ($25)

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – D. Varin, Poirier, Wight $10

Hoosier Tire – Mahaney $200

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Franek Flies Away in The Third Annual Outlaw Fall Nationals

(Dundee, NY) Davie Franek made the four-hour tow from Wantage, New Jersey to Outlaw Speedway on Saturday night for the Outlaw Fall Nationals and it was well worth it leading the final 23 laps and scoring the Third Annual Outlaw Fall Nationals.

The race was shortened to 27 laps in respect to Greg Hodnett, who lost his life this past week at sprint car event in Pennsylvania.

“Unbelievable, my guys worked so hard in the shop this week” Franek expressed.” We didn’t really have the year we set out and wanted to do, but to rebound and win a race like this, its like a shot in the arm to get us through the rest of the year.”

It was Parker Evans and Steven Hutchinson Jr who started on the front by virtue of a dash put on by the Outlaw Speedway management that took place at the beginning of the night. Franek started in the third spot and wasted no time challenging for the lead.

Parker Evans would jump out for the lead in the first three circuits before Franek took over the on lap four.

Franek was just about to encounter lap traffic on lap eight which allowed Lucas Wolfe and Chuck Hebing to start to gain ground on the race leader.

The first caution would come out on lap ten as Denny Peebles would come to a stop on the front stretch just before turn one. At the same time, Mark Smith was parked at the top of turn two.

Franek would start to get challenged for the lead by Wolfe, Hebing and Steven Hutchinson Jr on the next restart, but Franek was still able to pull away as Wolfe and Hebing continued to exchange position. Jared Zimbardi would continue to move forward as well and was just outside of a podium position.

A couple of laps later, Zimbardi would come to a stop on turn four bringing the second yellow of the A Main which would restack the field once again. On lap 20, Franek would lead Wolfe, Hebing, Trenca and Steven Hutchinson Jr. Two drivers who came from back in the field were Jason Shultz who started 14th and B-Main Winner, Derek Locke who started 24th. Both drivers found themselves in the top ten by the lap 20 restart.

Franek would once again fire off a flawless restart and start to pull away from Wolfe and Hebing with just seven laps to go.

After Franek was able to place a few lap cars in between himself and the rest of the field, he would extend his lead and go on to score the $5,000 pay day.

Franek and his team knew what they had to do pick up the win over a very stout field.

“Writing down notes” the 2018 Selinsgrove Speedway Track Champion continued. “When you go to so many race tracks, you have to go back to your notebook and just know what you gotta do. We branched off that a little bit tonight.”

After what was an emotional week for so many sprint car drivers across the country, Franek certainly dedicated this win to Greg Hodnett.

“This win is definitely for Greg back in PA and family. Racing against him just makes you so much better, he such a class act on and off the race track. What happened was such a shame, but his legacy is going to live on as one of the best in Central Pennsylvania.”

Chuck Hebing was able to just get by Lucas Wolfe for the second spot and take home yet another podium finish with the Patriots in 2018.

“Its too bad we weren’t swapping for the lead there” Hebing mentioned. “Me and Lucas had a good race and I just could never quite get to Davie as that top curve kept him in the ball park, we had another great year with another great track and everyone wants to dedicate this race to Greg.”

Lucas Wolfe made the trip up from Pennsylvania and was quite satisfied with limited starts on New York race tracks.

“I think I held Chuck up a little bit” Wolfe admitted. “He was a little bit better on the bottom, I just wasn’t good enough on the restarts and then to get by him completely, I couldn’t do. I tried searching for something at the end and couldn’t find it.”

This was Franek’s first ever win at Outlaw and his fifth career win with the Patriot Sprint Tour. Heat wins went to Mark Smith, Jared Zimbardi, Lucas Wolfe and Chuck Hebing. Franek would win the rows 2-5 dash while Derek Locke would take home the B-Main event.

That will do it for the 2018 Patriot Sprint Tour season. Chuck Hebing would go on to win the 2018 Championship over Jordan Thomas, Kyle Drum, Scott Goodrich, Pete Richardson and Steve Glover.

PST President Mike Emhof would like to thank all the drivers, crews and supporting sponsors for another fantastic season.

The end of the year banquet will be held on Friday, November 16 at the Vernon Downs Casino in Vernon, NY. It will once again be a combined program with the CRSA Tour.

For upcoming news and other special announcements, please be sure to log onto www.patriotsprinttour.com as well as following @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

Third Annual Outlaw Fall Nationals

A Main (27 Laps) 1) 28F-DAVIE FRANEK (1) 2) 45-Chuck Hebing 3) 5w-Lucas Wolfe 4) 98-Joe Trenca 5) 29-Jason Shultz 6) 54j-Steven Hutchinson Jr 7) 22x-Jonathan Preston 8) 77-Derek Locke 9) 61-Parker Evans 10) 49-Scott Kreutter 11) 5-Justin Barger 12) 39-Josh Weller 13) 79-Jordan Thomas 14) 47-Kyle Drum 15) 10-Mitch Brown 16) 30-Scott Goodrich 17) 36-Steve Doell 18) 3-Denny Peebles 19) 99k-Dan Kuhn 20) 1-10- Jake Brown 21) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 22) 121-Steve Glover 23) 1Q-Thomas Radivoy 24) 67-Pete Richardson 25-82-Jared Zimbardi 26) 55-Mark Smith

Heat 1: 1) 55-Mark Smith 2) 49-Scott Kreutter 3) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 4) 1-10- Jake Brown 5) 30-Scott Goodrich 6) 1J-Derrick Juliano 7) 9-Ryan Linder 8) 48a- Alysha Bay

Heat 2: 1) 82-Jared Zimbardi 2) 98-Joe Trenca 3) 1Q-Thomas Radivoy 4) 3-Denny Peebles 5) 29-Jason Shultz 6) 47-Kyle Drum 7) 11J-Chris Jones 8) 121-Steve Glover

Heat 3: 1) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 2) 28f-Davie Franek 3) 22-Jonathan Preston 4) 79-Jordan Thomas 5) 10- Mitch Brown 6) 77-Derek Locke 7) 16-Roger Levesque

Heat 4: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing 2) 99k-Dan Kuhn 3) 5-Justin Barger 4) 36-Steve Doell 5) 39-Josh Weller 6) 67-Pete Richardson 7) 38-Brad Knab

Front Row Dash: 1) 154jr-Steven Hutchinson Jr 2) 61-Parker Evans

Bonnell’s Rod Shop Dash: 1) 28F-Davie Franek 2) 49-Scott Kreutter 3) 45-Chuck Hebing 4) 5W-Lucas Wolfe 5) 82-Jared Zimbardi 6) 98-Joe Trenca 7) 5-Justin Barger 8) 55-Mark Smith

 

Season points champions crowned at Lincoln Park Speedway - Cockrum, Walters, Shidler and Almanza win championships

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Saturday was champions night at Lincoln Park Speedway as all four classes crowned the points victor on the next to last race of the season. Three of the four classes came down to the wire as Bryce Shidler won the UMP Super Stock points title by a scant 10 points (892 to 882), finishing fourth in Saturday’s feature as points runner-up Larry Raines was involved in a crash and fell back to 16th in the A-main to place second in points. Jordan Almanza won his third straight bomber championship by in one of the closest races in recent memory. He placed third in this week’s feature, one spot behind Cody Wright as Josh Foxworthy on the A-main. Almanza and Wright were in a battle to the very end of the race for the points title with Almanza winning by a mere four points (1,046 to 1,042) over Wright. Josh Litton came home with the third-place finish in points. Shane Cockrum claimed the sprint car feature victory on Saturday and it helped him clinch the points championship as well. The UMP Modified title went to James Walters, who battled some electrical problems this weekend on the way to placing seventh in the A-main, but it was enough to claim the title ahead of feature winner Derek Groomer. The Bloomington native won his ninth feature at LPS this season to finish with 914 points with Walters winning with 992. In this week’s feature events, 28 sprint cars were on hand to contest the final points night, but it was Cockrum that came home with the win over Arizona’s Stevie Sussex III. The pair battled for the duration of the A-main with Sussex nearly pulling even with Cockrum in the final five laps. However, the Benton, Ill. native was able to hold on to the top spot to clinch his second championship. Matthew McDonald took third ahead of Jadon Rogers and Daylan Chambers. Few drivers have had an answer for Groomer in the UMP Modified division at LPS this season and Saturday he took over the lead two laps into the 20-lapper and pulled away to the victory. Groomer snagged the lead from Dan Lewellen and built a half straightaway lead before a caution midway through the A-main. Once the field went green once more it was much the same situation as Groomer pulled away to a comfortable lead to pick up the victory ahead of Jay Humphrey Jr., Rob Brickert, Jake Leitzman and Tyler Loughmiller. Humphrey would place third in season points (706) with Loughmiller fourth (700) and Brickert in fifth (689). The super stock feature proved to be the most eventful of the night as Raines started on the pole and had the lead through the midway point as McCullough was right on his bumper. The two worked through a bit of traffic on lap 10 with Chris Bennett and Wes McClara close behind. On the 12th lap, McCullough challenged Raines deep into turn three, but made contact with the left rear tire of Raines, which was cut down. McCullough spun into the corner and would pull into the pits. Raines went to the pit area to replace his tire, but had to start from the tail of the field. Chris Bennett took over the point and stayed there, holding off Wes McClara, Shidler and Jack Campbell. However, Raines would have to pull into the pits before the final lap and was relegated to a 16th-place finish. Shidler, with his fourth-place feature run, was able to edge past Raines for the points championship. Wes McClara (876) placed third in super stock points ahead of Doug McCullough (717) and Jonny Newgent (708). Foxworthy led wire-to-wire in the bomber A-main, but the real drama lay several spots behind him as Megan Cavaness ran hard for the lead just ahead of a third-place battle between Wright, Almanza and Litton along with Matt Raber. The four cars all sliced and diced with each other over the final seven circuits with a points title at stake between Wright and Almanza. Neither driver drove cautiously as the win was clearly in their mind at that moment. However, Saturday belonged to Foxworthy, who came home first as Wright slipped into the second spot as Cavaness made a last ditch effort in turn four for the win and got sideways briefly. Almanza crossed the finish line third ahead of Litton, Raber and Cavaness, who placed fourth in points ahead of Raber.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. Stevie Sussex III, 3. Matt McDonald, 4. Jadon Rogers, 5. Daylan Chambers, 6. Justin Peck, 7. Kevin Studley, 8. AJ Hopkins, 9. Tim Creech II, 10. Nate McMillin, 11. Brandon Spencer, 12. Ray Seach, 13. Andrew Prather, 14. Ben Knight, 15. JJ Hughes, 16. Eddie Lake, 17. Shelby VanGilder, 18. Harley Burns, 19. Levi Ledgerwood, 20. Travis Spencer, 21. Jordan Kinser, 22. Cody Leohr B-main winner: Prather Heat winners: McDonald, Spencer, Kinser, Sussex

UMP Modified feature 1. Derek Groomer, 2. Jay Humphrey Jr., 3. Rob Brickert, 4. Jake Leitzman, 5. Tyler Loughmiller 6. Sydney Landes, 7. James Walters, 8. Brent Hudson, 9. Jeff Deckard, 10. Chris Schepper, 11. RT Gamble, 12. Will Bennett, 13. Jimmy Hayden, 14. Dan Lewellen, 15. Roy Bruce Jr., 16. James Grider, 17. Michael Kettnich, 18. Andy Elliott, 19. Paul Bumgardner Heat winners: Loughmiller, Landes, Humphrey

 

PALKER SPRINTS TO WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY'S OVSCA WIN

​Orrville Ohio Saturday, September 22, 2018 By Mike Swanger ​ Some of the best racing of the season took place during night 2 of the Ohio Dirt Blowout presented by the Kar Connection at NAPA Jani Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway with Andrew Palker driving away once he got the lead to claim his second Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association win at WCS while Jason Dolick would collect the Series' crown. Doug Drown would follow night one's act by winning both the Kar Connection Super Late Model and CorBon Super Stock features. The 'Outlaw' Jesse Wisecarver mastered the Modified main with Brad Hensel squeezing out his second WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock win of the week end. Nick Patterson would grab the lead of the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprint feature from the outside front row but action would come to stop on the end of lap two when Jake Hesson took a hard flip high into the catch fence in turn four. He would walk away ok. When the action went back to green, Patterson continued with the lead as Jamie Myers, Tracy Hines and West Salem's Andrew Palker in tow. Palker would blow by Myers and Hines down the backstretch on lap six and on the next circuit, Patterson would slip way high in turn four and Palker would motor by for the lead. On the next lap around, Patterson would spin in turn four which would start a series of yellow flags the next three laps for different drivers. The next eight laps went green as Palker and his El Campesino Restaurent, Albrecht Trucking and Graber Racing Products #57x, left the field in his wake while Myers and Hines went back and forth for second as Danny Mumaw pulled into 4th and Jordan Ryan and Trey Jacobs battled for fifth. A debris on the track caution on lap 18 stacked the field together for one last time, but Palker would set sail on the restart. Mumaw would power past Myers and Hines for second as they went down the backstretch on the restart but could not catch up to Palker. Jordan Ryan would move into 4th past Myers on lap 21 and then into third when Hines pulled into the infield two circuits later. Myers would finish up 4th with Trey Jacobs finishing out the top five. Ryan, Hesson and Palker posted the heat wins. Going into the night, Jason Dolick trailed Dave Dickson by three points for the OVSCA title and with his 9th place finish combined with Dickson's 16th finishing position, Dolick claimed the title. The Kar Connection Super Late Model main started with Charlie Duncan and Ryan Markham on the front row and Duncan would lay claim to the lead with Wooster's Doug Drown grabbing third. In the early running, those three would not be more than two car lengths apart with Duncan out front for the first ten laps. At that time, lapped traffic came into play and when Duncan hesitated for a second going into turn three, Markham jumped past Duncan for the top spot. Drown would power past Duncan for second coming out of turn two on lap 13. The yellow would wave on lap 16 that would set up a wild finish between Markham and Drown. Markham used the high groove while Drown ran low in turns one and two and both stayed low in three and four until there was four to go when Drown took his Ely Road Motors, D J Directional Services and McDonald's #12 to the high side of turn 3 and 4. As the two came down the front stretch, Drown went to the inside of Markham's #5m and they touched and somehow did not wreck as both had to check up for a split second to get straightened back up and Drown was the quicker to do that and take the lead. A final caution on the last lap would give Markham a last chance to get the win but came up short to Drown. Corey Conley would edge past Duncan with five to go for third and at the same time, Mitch Caskey, the winner of the NEW race on Friday, got past Brad Malcuit for fifth. Caskey also was the winner of the Accu Force Hard Charger award as he moved up five places in the feature. Heat wins were claimed by Conley and Markham. For the second night in a row, and third time this season, Doug Drown would take the Bob Daugherty owned, Char's Car, K & A Tree Service and Rick's Hauling #21d into the Summit Racing victory lane, giving him four wins during the ODB weekend. This CorBon Super Stock feature would not be easy though as Paul Holmes would work his way into second on lap 6, taking it away from Gary Hensel Jr. Running the high side in turns one and two, Holmes made a couple of runs and was able to pull alongside Drown, but never could edge past for the lead as Drown had an answer for each one of Holmes' attempts. Hensel Jr. finished up third while Dustin Daugherty and Tyler Nicely filled out the top five. Hensel Jr. and Holmes won the heat races. With his 4th place finish, Daugherty wins the Aamco Transmission Super Stock "Summer Series" followed by Brandon Craver and Gary Hensel Jr. The first ten laps of the Modified feature went nice and smooth with Scott Peltz leading the way for the first four laps before Nathan Loney took over. Zanesville's Jesse Wisecarver overtook Loney down the back stretch on the next lap to lead lap 11 and then a caution would slow the action. On the restart, drivers were guilty of guilty of getting on the gas to soon and the field had to try it again. As they came out of turn four this time, a lot of contact was made that sent Loney into a retaining tire as third place Kyle Brown and John Disbennentt were involved also, ending all three of their nights. As the race went back to green, Wisecaver and his Denny's, Slagle Auto Electric and SDP #101 would drive away from the field to collect his first win at leave Brad Goff and Kyle Moore to duel for second with Goff winning the battle. Peltz would hang on for fourth with Bob Moskey scoring a fifth place finish. Wisecarver and Loney were the best in the heat races. Jordan James took the lead of the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stock main from the pole and was quickly challenged by Brad Hensel for the lead on lap two. They went side by side, lap after lap and always less than a car length apart all the way to the finish as they changed the lead several time although James was credited with the lead the first 10 times they crossed the finish line as Dale Beckett was right behind them in third. Hensel, of Smithville, inched ahead as the white flag waved and then won by less than a car length over James to put the D J Directional Services, JoyRide Transport and NewFast Racing #28 into victory lane for the second night in a row. Following James and Beckett across the finish line were Wes Staley and Gary Hensel Jr. Best in the heats were Stephen Crowe, Kevin Markey, James and Hensel while Kenny Long and Dustin Bedlion topped the last chance races. With his feature win, Brad Hensel won the Mini Stock "Summer Series" over James and Bedlion. The next event for 'Orrville's Historic Oval' will be the Awards Banquet on November 17th at the Pines Golf Course. Go to the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for more information.

​NAPA JANI AUTO PARTS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS ​Saturday, September 22, 2018 ​PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS & OVSCA Heat 1 Jordan Ryan, Wayne McPeek, Jamie Myers, Josh Davis, Henry Malcuit, Dave Dickson, Dylan Kingan, R J Jacobs dns Heat 2 Jake Hesson, Danny Mumaw, Nick Patterson, Jason Dolick, Keith Baxter, Troy Kingan, Noah Dunlap, Andy Fike Heat 3 Andrew Palker, Trey Jacobs, Tracy Hines, Brinton Marvel, Steve Butler, Lance Webb, Brandon Fredericks, Neven Root dns Feature Andrew Palker, Danny Mumaw, Jordan Ryan, Jamie Myers, Trey Jacobs, Josh Davis, Brinton Marvel, Wayne McPeek, Jason Dolick, Nick Patterson, Keith Baxter, Henry Malcuit, Troy Kingan, Lance Webb, Steve Butler, Dave Dickson, Noah Dunlap, Andy Fike, Tracy Hines, Dylan Kingan, Brandon Fredericks, Jake Hesson, R J Jacobs dns, Neven Root dns

KAR CONNECTION SUPER LATE MODELS Heat 1 Corey Conley, Brad Malcuit, Ben Mott, John Lee, Dave Hornikel, Michael Davis, Jerry Aber, Blaine Aber, Austin Goon, Bob Fry Heat 2 Ryan Markham, Doug Drown, Charlie Duncan, Thomas Baker, Mitch Caskey, Darrick Hubbard Sr., Darrick Hubbard Jr., Ashlee Todd, T J Enos, Rocky Owens dns Feature Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Corey Conley, Charlie Duncan, Mitch Caskey, Brad Malcuit, John Lee, Michael Davis, Ben Mott, Blaine Aber, Jerry Aber, Bob Fry, Austin Goon, Darrick Hubbard Jr., T J Enos, Darrick Hubbard Sr., Ashlee Todd, Thomas Baker, Dave Hornikel, Rocky Owens dns

 

Hafertepe scores sweet repeat in ASCS and Cummins earns POWRi win at Hockett/McMillin Memorial concludes

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 22, 2018) - Sam Hafertepe said his flag-to-flag victory at Saturday night's 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway might have looked flawless.

"I wouldn't say it was perfect," Hafertepe said in victory lane. "But when you have a car that good, you can do whatever you want."

Hafertepe led all 30 laps to earn the $30,000 victory and pad his Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint championship lead, winning by a comfortable margin over runner-up Scott Bogucki and third-place Seth Bergman in front of a big crowd.

It was a repeat win at the crown-jewel event for Hafertepe, of Sunnyvalle, Texas and his sixth win on the national tour series this season.

The co-headliner also saw a wire-to-wire winner as Kyle Cummings captured the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint win, named for two well-known standouts in the sprint-car world. Jesse Hockett, a driving star, died in a shop accident in 2010 and Daniel McMillin, his cousin and crew chief, died in an auto accident in 2006.

Hafertepe called the second straight Hockett-McMillin triumph "unbelievable" and "a huge win for us."

"It just gets me more focused on going into next year," Hafertepe said. "Grabbing a little bigger points lead with four races left, that makes us feel good, too."

Hafertepe said he was disappointed with a fifth-place run in Friday's feature and really with his results overall of late, despite leading the ASCS points chase.

"I just said, 'Man, we're thinking too hard. Let's go back to what we know.' "

It worked, as Hafertepe got the jump on outside front-row starter Wayne Johnson as the race got going after three aborted attempts.

Before lap one was complete, Brian Bell took a wild ride as his car flipped into the wall between turns three and four. The Tennessee driver emerged uninjured.

There were two more attempts to get the race going that failed, as Jonathan Cornell spun in turn two to bring out a yellow. Then, Mike Goodman flipped in turn four to bring out the second red flag before a lap was complete. Goodman walked away without injury.

"It's unfortunate we had that many restarts, but we came out on top and that's what matters," Hafertepe said. "There's nothing like winning this race and the names that are on it. It means a lot to us."

Bogucki worked his way into second with 10 laps to go, but couldn't muster a run at the winner.

"Sam, by the time we got into second, he was long gone," Bogucki said. "All I could see was a bunch of lapped cars. I just rode around there the best I could, trying to stay out of trouble. We had a great car."

Cummings wire POWRi WAR field: Kyle Cummins of Princeton, Indiana, scored a dominating victory in the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints feature, leading all 30 laps to earn $3,077.

Cummins withstood a challenge on a restart following a lap-17 red flag to earn the win. He remains in contention for the $20,000 Bell Helmet Challenge, having won two of the first three legs of the series of races. A win at Fairbury on Oct. 6 would mean $20,000.

Cummins said the lengthy drive from Indiana - after watching the first night of the Hockett-McMillin Memorial on LucasOilRacing.TV - was worth it. The victory was his third on the POWRi War Series.

"The facility, Lucas Oil, it's unbelievable," Cummins said. "The first night, I watched for home and we came here and I was hoping it wouldn't get super slick like that. The top is where I wanted to run, but the bottom was so good.

"We spent a lot of time working on this thing and it was a pretty good drive to get out there."

Wyatt Burks finished second with Colton Cottle third and Landon Simon fourth.

"We were just too tight," said Burks, who moved into second with five laps to go. "The front ankle got bent a little earlier in the race."

The race got off to a rough start as Mitchell Davis and Danny Smith, starting deep in the field, tangled in turn one after the green to bring out a caution and force a complete restart.

Cummins quickly asserted himself when the race got going, opening a straightaway-margin lead five laps in.

Matt Moore took a wild ride, tumbling end over end down the front straightaway on lap six to bring out the red flag. Moore, who was running seventh at the time, climbed from the car under his own power.

As Cummins drew away, Simon and Kreisel battled it out for second with Cottle close behind at the midway point.

Kreisel, the 18-year-old series points leader, fell out of contention on lap 17 when he got out of shape in turn two, got up on his right-side wheels and hit the wall.

Simon pressured Cummins after the race returned to green, but was unable to get past. Cottle soon moved into second, but not before Cummings again opened up a two-second lead and set sail as the remainder of the race went green.

8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
Saturday's results
Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprints
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki, [6]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [1]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman, [12]; 5. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [4]; 6. 95-Matt Covington, [5]; 7. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [8]; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [3]; 9. 52-Blake Hahn, [23]; 10. 21X-Carson Short, [10]; 11. 75-Tyler Blank, [17]; 12. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [7]; 13. J2-John Carney II, [9]; 14. 81-Jack Dover, [11]; 15. 99-Skylar Gee, [24]; 16. 44-Chris Martin, [16]; 17. 17W-Harli White, [19]; 18. 8-Alex Sewell, [21]; 19. 37H-Nick Howard, [22]; 20. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [15]; 21. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [20]; 22. 9X-Jake Bubak, [13]; 23. 21-Miles Paulus, [25]; 24. 23B-Brian Bell, [14]; 25. 11G-Mike Goodman, [18]
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 75-Tyler Blank, [2]; 2. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [4]; 3. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [3]; 4. 22M-Sean McClelland, [1]; 5. 05-Paul Nienhiser, [7]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn, [13]; 7. 29-Tanner Berryhill, [5]; 8. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [8]; 9. 77X-Alex Hill, [10]; 10. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [11]; 11. 4-Evan Martin, [6]; 12. (DNF) 27-Danny Thoman, [9]; 13. (DNF) 93-Taylor Walton, [12]
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 11G-Mike Goodman, [2]; 2. 8-Alex Sewell, [3]; 3. 33M-Mason Daniel, [6]; 4. 03-Stu Snyder, [8]; 5. 76-Jay Russell, [5]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, [4]; 7. 44S-Jared Sewell, [11]; 8. (DNF) 99X-Dalton Stevens, [10]; 9. (DNF) 36-Jason Martin, [1]; 10. (DNF) 47-Dale Howard, [7]; 11. (DNF) 5X-Tyson Hall, [9]; (DNS) 88-Travis Reber,
B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White, [1]; 2. 37H-Nick Howard, [2]; 3. 1-Travis Rilat, [3]; 4. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, [4]; 5. 5J-Jamie Ball, [5]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton, [7]; 7. 49B-Ben Brown, [6]; 8. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [11]; 9. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [8]; 10. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [9]; 11. 5G-Dave Glennon, [10]; 12. (DNF) 21-Miles Paulus, [12]
LCQ 1 (10 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II, [4]; 2. 9X-Jake Bubak, [1]; 3. 22M-Sean McClelland, [3]; 4. 11G-Mike Goodman, [8]; 5. 1-Travis Rilat, [5]; 6. 29-Tanner Berryhill, [11]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel, [10]; 8. 8M-Kade Morton, [6]; 9. 27-Danny Thoman, [12]; 10. (DNF) 99X-Dalton Stevens, [9]; 11. (DNF) 14K-Kyle Bellm, [2]; 12. (DNF) 21-Miles Paulus, [7]; (DNS) 22S-Slater Helt,
LCQ 2 (10 Laps): 1. 21X-Carson Short, [2]; 2. 23B-Brian Bell, [4]; 3. 36-Jason Martin, [3]; 4. 37H-Nick Howard, [5]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn, [1]; 6. 76-Jay Russell, [6]; 7. 49B-Ben Brown, [7]; 8. 4-Evan Martin, [8]; 9. 5X-Tyson Hall, [9]; 10. 5G-Dave Glennon, [10]; (DNS) 11-Roger Crockett, ; (DNS) 24L-Lanny Carpenter, ; (DNS) 14-Randy Martin,
LCQ 3 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover, [2]; 2. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [3]; 3. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 4. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [5]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, [1]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball, [4]; 7. 05-Paul Nienhiser, [8]; 8. 03-Stu Snyder, [9]; 9. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [10]; 10. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [11]; 11. 77X-Alex Hill, [7]; 12. (DNF) 93-Taylor Walton, [12]
LCQ 4 (10 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [2]; 2. 44-Chris Martin, [3]; 3. 75-Tyler Blank, [4]; 4. 8-Alex Sewell, [6]; 5. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, [8]; 6. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [9]; 7. 47-Dale Howard, [7]; 8. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [5]; 9. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [1]; 10. 44S-Jared Sewell, [10]; 11. (DNF) 88-Travis Reber, [11]; (DNS) 22-Dustin Barks.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints
A Feature: 1, Kyle Cummings. 2, Wyatt Burks. 3, Colten Cottle. 4, Landon Simon. 5, Anthony Nicholson. 6, Chris Phillips. 7, Brandon Mattox. 8, Thomas Meseraull. 9, Clinton Boyles. 10, Zach Daum. 11, Mario Clauser. 12, Andrew Deal. 13, Ty Hulsey. 14, Tyler Thomas. 15, Terry Richards. 16, Chad Goff. 17, Paul White. 18, Chris Parkinson. 19, Wesley Smith. 20, Riley Kreisel. 21, Slater Helt. 22, Mitchell Davis. 23, Matt Moore. 24, Korey Weyant. 25, Danny Smith. 26, Kyle Clark. 27, Quinton Benson.
B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 91-Tyler Thomas, [1]; 2. 56-Mitchell Davis, [18]; 3. 28-Brandon Mattox, [13]; 4. 99-Korey Weyant, [6]; 5. 15D-Andrew Deal, [4]; 6. 65-Chris Parkinson, [2]; 7. 7M-Chance Morton, [14]; 8. 22S-Slater Helt, [3]; 9. 54-Trey Gropp, [16]; 10. 77-Jack Wagner, [17]; 11. 21-Ryan Kitchen, [10]; 12. 37-Brian Beebe, [8]; 13. 24C-Craig Carroll, [9]; 14. 30-Ryan Kent, [12]; 15. 13-Brad Ryan, [19]; 16. 65B-Quinton Benson, [5]; 17. 77K-Katlynn Leer, [7]; 18. 49B-Ben Brown, [20]; 19. 20-Steve Thomas, [15]; 20. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, [11]
B Feature 2 (15 laps): 1, Zach Daum. 2, Thomas Meseruall. 3, Danny Smith. 4, Chad Goff. 5, Clinton Boyles, 6, Wesley Smith. 7, Joe B. Miller. 8, Zach Clark. 9, Rob Caho. 10, Samuel Wagner. 11, Dylan Kadous. 12, Paul White. 13, Wade Seiler, 14, Taylor Peterson. 15, Warren Johnson. 16, Chase Porter. 17, Vinny Ward. 18, David Stephenson. 19, Casey Baker. 20, Casey Wills
C Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 77-Jack Wagner, [7]; 2. 56-Mitchell Davis, [15]; 3. 13-Brad Ryan, [2]; 4. 49B-Ben Brown, [13]; 5. 6M-Christian Moore, [4]; 6. 41-Brad Wyatt, [10]; 7. 51-Mitchell Moore, [5]; 8. 2H-Luke Howard, [3]; 9. 48-Craig Oakes, [16]; 10. 13W-Grant Wresche, [9]; 11. 36-Kevin Reed, [6]; 12. 7R-JD Black, [14]; 13. 101-Chuck McGillivray, [1]; 14. 67-Jonathan Hughes, [8]; 15. 99E-Bailey Elliott, [11]; 16. 4-Braydon Cromwell, [12]; 17. 4F-Chad Frewaldt, [17]
C Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 73-Samuel Wagner, [3]; 2. 31M-Joe B. Miller, [14]; 3. 22P-Chase Porter, [8]; 4. 82-Vinny Ward, [5]; 5. 73S-Lane Stone, [4]; 6. 59D-Keith Bolton, [12]; 7. 82C-Christie Thomason, [10]; 8. 52-J.D. Fry, [9]; 9. 22X-Mike Mueller, [2]; 10. 27S-Tom Sires, [7]; 11. 75-Broc Elliott, [17]; 12. 97-Kevin Cummings, [15]; 13. 11-Frank Rodgers, [11]; 14. 21C-Chris Desselle, [6]; 15. 36E-Blake Edwards, [13]; 16. 20G-Noah Gass, [1]; 17. 21X-Carson Short, [16]

Next up at Lucas Oil Speedway: The 5th annual Street Stock Big Buck 50 Presented by Whitetail Trophy Hunt - with the ULMA Late Models also in action - is set for Oct. 3-5. Opening night will see the Big O Tires Street Stocks with an open practice session from 6-9 p.m. followed by Street Stock qualifying to set Friday's heat race lineups as drivers work their way toward the $10,000 to win main event to be held on Saturday.

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.

 

 

Youngquist Wins Main, Heath Wins Championship at Central Washington State Fair Raceway

9/22/18

Yakima, WA - A rowdy crowd enjoyed the final Here 2 Wire Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series main event of the year, watching Justin Youngquist take the feature win and Colton Heath take the season title at Central Washington State Fair Raceway. Zach Simpson completed his sweep of the weekend in the Street Stock division.

Justin Youngquist started his year with a win at Skagit Speedway with a win and finished his year with his first Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series win to close 2018. Cam Smith led on the initial start which was called back due to an accident in turn two. Following a lengthy red flag, Youngquist would get the jump on the next start, rocketing out to a sizable advantage. As Youngquist put laps away Jason Solwold was making his way up the field, passing cars on the outside of the track where no one else was running. Solwold came all the way from 19th up to second when a caution flag flew for Jeff Dunlap, bunching the field together. Solwold challenged Justin on the restart, but Youngquist was too good on the low groove, building is advantage back up as he crossed the finish for the popular win. Solwold would settle for second with Smith running third. Heat winners were Devon Borden, Jay Cole, Chase Goetz and Logan Forler. Colton Heath finished in position five and paired with Garen Linder’s twelfth place finish would take the season title for Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series. Solwold set quick time.

For the second night in a row, Zach Simpson visited victory lane in the Street Stock division. Austin Kerrigan led the first seven laps before Simpson changed his line in turn three, trying the outside groove and finding good forward drive. Simpson pulled even with Kerrigan exiting turn four and beat him to the line to lead the eighth lap. Kerrigan pulled even in the middle of the second turn on the next lap, but Simpson was too tough, rocketing away down the backstretch to secure his lead and eventual win. Kerrigan would settle for second with Kevin Roberts making a late pass for third. Roberts and Simpson won the heat races.

Here 2 Wire Summer Thunder Sprints Fast Time - Jason Solwold 14.568 Heat 1 - Devon Borden, Jason Solwold, Justin Youngquist, Evan Margeson, Reece Goetz, James Setters, Darren Smith Heat 2 - Logan Forler, Eric Fisher, Steve Reeves, Garen Linder, J.J. Hickle, Derek Roberts, Luke Didiuk DNS Heat 3 - Chase Goetz, Colton Heath, Jeff Dunlap, Jayme Barnes, Jason Reed, Jon Keller, Corbyn Fauver Heat 4 - Jay Cole, Jared Peterson, Dallas Melby, Cam Smith, Lance Sargent, Michael Bollinger B Main - R. Goetz, Hickle, Sargent, Reed, Setters, Fauver, Keller, Bollinger DNF, Roberts DNS, Smith DNS, Didiuk DNS A Main - Youngquist, Solwold, Smith, Margeson, Heath, Fisher, Forler, C. Goetz, R. Goetz, Hickle, Borden, Linder, Reed, Setters, Reeves, Dunlap DNF, Fauver DNF, Peterson DNF, Melby DNF, Sargent DNF, Cole DNF, Barnes DNS Lap Leaders - Youngquist 1-30 Triple X Hard Charger - R, Goetz, +7

 

 

Barnes Goes Wire 2 Wire at Yakima

9/21/18

Yakima, WA - Night number one of the Fall Brawl for the Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series presented by Here 2 Wire was all Jayme Barnes, as the veteran led all thirty laps of the main event for his first series win at Central Washington State Fair Raceway. Street Stocks were the support division where Zach Simpson took the victory.

Winning the race into turn one was huge for Barnes, who started on the pole and held firm control of the point by the exit of turn two. In a race that went green to checkered with no stoppages, Barnes only got off the bottom groove a couple of times but quickly corrected the Cook Motorsports #22 back to the low groove and other than navigating slower traffic, had no challenges in scoring the win. Series point leader Garen Linder ran second with Logan Forler advancing four spots to take third. Colton Heath was the fast qualifier. Heat winners were Linder, Barnes, Luke Didiuk and Steve Reeves. Reece Goetz was the Triple X Hard Charger, advancing six spots.

For Zach Simpson, dominant was the word. He led every lap of the main event except the first, running away with the victory ahead of Kevin Roberts and Matt White in the Street Stock class. Simpson and Austin Kerrigan won the heat races.

Here 2 Wire Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series Fast Time - Colton Heath 14.614 Heat 1 - Garen Linder, Colton Heath, Jared Peterson, Jeff Dunlap, Jason Reed, Reece Goetz, Derek Roberts Heat 2 - Jayme Barnes, Eric Fisher, Logan Forler, Chase Goetz, Evan Margeson, Dallas Melby, Corbyn Heat 3 - Luke Didiuk, Lance Sargent, Cam Smith, James Setters, Devon Borden, Darren Smith Heat 4 - Steve Reeves, Jay Cole, Jason Solwold, JJ Hickle, Justin Youngquist, Michael Bollinger B Main - Evan Margeson, R Goetz, Youngquist, Borden, Melby, Reed, Bollinger, Roberts, Fauver A Main - Jayme Barnes, Linder, Forler, C Smith, Heath, Peterson, Hickle, Cole, Fisher, R Goetz, Margeson, Sargent, C Goetz, Borden, Didiuk, Reeves, Setters, Youngquist, Dunlap, Reed, Solwold, Melby Lap Leaders - Barnes 1-30 Triple X Hard Charger - R Goetz +6

Street Stocks Heat 1 - Austin Kerrigan, Kevin Roberts, Avery Miller, Jack Parshall, Melissa Adams Heat 2 - Zach Simpson, Matt White, James Whitehouse, Jeff Cluff, Peppie Rojas Main - Zach Simpson, Roberts, White, Parshall, Whitehouse, Miller, Kerrigan, Cluff, Rojas Lap Leaders - Roberts 1 Simpson 2-20


 


Final night of Hockett/McMillin Memorial set after Herrera, Nicholson pick up feature wins

Anthony Nicholson earned the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints win on Friday at the Hockett/McMillin Memorial. (Kenny Shaw photo)

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 22, 2018) - Veteran Johnny Herrera found his best stride late to pick up Friday night's Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprint Series feature win at the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

The win was Herrera's first of the season, snapping an 80-race winless streak. It came at an ideal time, giving the Albuquerque, New Mexico driver valuable points toward starting position for Saturday night's $10,000-to-win main event at Lucas Oil Speedway.

The co-headliner in the middle night of the tripleheader of open-wheel racing went to Anthony Nicholson in the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Series.

Results from the first two nights help set the feature lineups for Saturday night's grand finale. The ASCS Sprints will aim for a $10,000-to-win feature prize with the POWRi WAR winner taking home $3,077 - plus the prestigious Hockett/McMillin trophies.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday with hot laps set for 5:45 and racing at 6:35.

Herrera breaks drought: Johnny Herrera sailed past Jake Bubak with six laps remaining, then drove away to win by about half a straightaway to collect $3,000.

"It was a good race," Herrera said. "Bubak, he did a great job. I don't know how he was sticking to the bottom so good. I just kept working and working.

"It's been almost a year since we got a win," Herrera added. "We haven't been good all year, but we've been better the last month. We've been working harder, just wanting to win again."

Herrera emerged the winner in an entertaining race with plenty of passing. Second-place Tony Bruce Jr. of Liberal, Kansas, drove from a 13th-starting position and into contention, passing Bubak for the runner-up spot in the final laps.

"We've had some terrible runs the last couple of weeks," Bruce said. "You just have to keep after it. I knew we had a really good car to drive up to the front. We'll take second."

Wayne Johnson, who won Thursday's opening preliminary feature, sprinted away from the pole and led the first four laps. But Matt Covington, the outside front-row starter, made a pass for the lead to complete lap five.

Roger Crockett flipped his car in turn four on the next circuit, bringing out the red flag. The Oklahoma driver, who was battling in the top five, emerged from the crumpled machine under his own power.

Third-running Dylan Westbrook spun on lap nine to bring out a caution, taking him out of contention as Covington and Johnson continued to run 1-2. Covington and Johnson wound up fourth and fifth, respectively.

Herrera began to make progress, driving into the top three by lap 12 and putting himself into position as the race went green the rest of the way.

Nicholson earns POWRi win: Anthony Nicholson of Bartlett, Tennessee took command with six laps to go in a caution-free POWRi WAR Sprints 25-lap feature that had four different leaders. He picked up $1,077.

Nicholson, who started on the pole, passed runner-up Wyatt Burks on lap 19. Burks grabbed the lead on lap 10 and had command until Nicholson's winning move.

Kyle Cummings wound up in third with Matt Moore fourth and series points leader Riley Kreisel finishing fifth.

"We had a tight car all night and we were still tight in the beginning," Nicholson said. "It just kind of came to us. As it went away, they slowed down and we were able to get them.

"We really didn't touch the car all night. We hoped the track came to us, and it did."

Burks, of Topeka, Kansas, said driving his car too hard probably wound up costing him a chance at the win.

"I just used my brakes up too much at the beginning and I couldn't drive the car like I wanted to," Burks said.

Kreisel was contending for a top two finish until the final couple of laps, but slid too high in turns three and fourth to slip back and had to settle for fifth.

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Youth (6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
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8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
Friday's results
Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprints
A Feature: (25 Laps): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [3]; 2. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [13]; 3. 9X-Jake Bubak, [5]; 4. 95-Matt Covington, [2]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [1]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [10]; 7. 23-Seth Bergman, [11]; 8. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [20]; 9. 52-Blake Hahn, [8]; 10. 81-Jack Dover, [4]; 11. 21X-Carson Short, [14]; 12. 99-Skylar Gee, [19]; 13. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [18]; 14. 36-Jason Martin, [21]; 15. 23B-Brian Bell, [15]; 16. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [17]; 17. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [6]; 18. 5J-Jamie Ball, [24]; 19. 28-Scott Bogucki, [22]; 20. 8M-Kade Morton, [16]; 21. 76-Jay Russell, [12]; 22. (DNF) 21-Miles Paulus, [25]; 23. (DNF) J2-John Carney II, [7]; 24. (DNF) 11-Roger Crockett, [9]; 25. (DNF) 1-Travis Rilat, [23]
B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, [8]; 3. 44-Chris Martin, [5]; 4. 8-Alex Sewell, [9]; 5. 22M-Sean McClelland, [4]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel, [11]; 7. 75-Tyler Blank, [2]; 8. 37H-Nick Howard, [6]; 9. 5X-Tyson Hall, [7]; 10. 27-Danny Thoman, [10]; 11. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [3]; (DNS) 5G-Dave Glennon; (DNS) 49B-Ben Brown.
B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [2]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [5]; 3. 5J-Jamie Ball, [3]; 4. 21-Miles Paulus, [6]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill, [4]; 6. 47-Dale Howard, [7]; 7. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [8]; 8. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, [1]; 9. 1-Travis Rilat, [10]; 10. 29-Tanner Berryhill, [12]; 11. 4-Evan Martin, [9]; (DNS) 24L-Lanny Carpenter.
B Feature 3 (12 Laps): 1. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [3]; 2. 36-Jason Martin, [10]; 3. 17W-Harli White, [6]; 4. 99X-Dalton Stevens, [7]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [5]; 6. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [13]; 7. 05-Paul Nienhiser, [1]; 8. 44S-Jared Sewell, [12]; 9. 03-Stu Snyder, [8]; 10. 88-Travis Reber, [9]; 11. (DNF) 08-Cannon McIntosh, [4]; 12. (DNF) 11G-Mike Goodman, [2]; 13. (DNF) 93-Taylor Walton, [11].
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [2]; 2. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [1]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett, [4]; 4. 9X-Jake Bubak, [6]; 5. 03-Stu Snyder, [3]; 6. 21-Miles Paulus, [8]; 7. 36-Jason Martin, [7]; 8. (DNF) 24L-Lanny Carpenter, [5]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington, [2]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [1]; 3. 81-Jack Dover, [4]; 4. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [5]; 5. 37H-Nick Howard, [6]; 6. 17W-Harli White, [8]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel, [3]; 8. (DNF) 93-Taylor Walton, [7]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Seth Bergman, [2]; 2. 11G-Mike Goodman, [4]; 3. 5X-Tyson Hall, [1]; 4. 76-Jay Russell, [6]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [3]; 6. 99X-Dalton Stevens, [5]; 7. 88-Travis Reber, [8]; 8. 5G-Dave Glennon, [7]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II, [2]; 2. 21X-Carson Short, [1]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn, [3]; 4. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [4]; 5. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [7]; 6. 47-Dale Howard, [5]; 7. 27-Danny Thoman, [8]; 8. (DNF) 49B-Ben Brown, [6]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 23B-Brian Bell, [2]; 2. 05-Paul Nienhiser, [4]; 3. 75-Tyler Blank, [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, [6]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball, [7]; 7. 29-Tanner Berryhill, [1]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [8]
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 8M-Kade Morton, [2]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [6]; 3. 44-Chris Martin, [1]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki, [7]; 5. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [4]; 6. 8-Alex Sewell, [5]; 7. 1-Travis Rilat, [8]; 8. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [3]
Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 22M-Sean McClelland, [3]; 2. 77X-Alex Hill, [2]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [6]; 4. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, [4]; 5. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [5]; 6. 4-Evan Martin, [7]; 7. 44S-Jared Sewell, [1]
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn, [1]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [2]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [6]; 4. J2-John Carney II, [5]; 5. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, [8]; 6. 05-Paul Nienhiser, [4]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, [3]; 8. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [10]; 9. 17W-Harli White, [9]; 10. 5X-Tyson Hall, [7]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover, [2]; 2. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [4]; 3. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [3]; 4. 75-Tyler Blank, [1]; 5. 23B-Brian Bell, [5]; 6. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [9]; 7. 44-Chris Martin, [7]; 8. 37H-Nick Howard, [8]; 9. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [6]; 10. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [10]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 9X-Jake Bubak, [2]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [3]; 3. 95-Matt Covington, [6]; 4. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [1]; 5. 8M-Kade Morton, [5]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball, [9]; 7. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [7]; 8. 22M-Sean McClelland, [4]; 9. 99X-Dalton Stevens, [10]; 10. 99-Skylar Gee, [8]
Qualifier 4 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [1]; 2. 76-Jay Russell, [2]; 3. 21X-Carson Short, [3]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 5. 23-Seth Bergman, [6]; 6. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [7]; 7. 11G-Mike Goodman, [5]; 8. 21-Miles Paulus, [8]; 9. 47-Dale Howard, [10]; 10. 03-Stu Snyder, [9]

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints
A Feature (25 laps): 1. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [1]; 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [5]; 3. 3C-Kyle Cummins, [8]; 4. 9-Matt Moore, [3]; 5. 90-Riley Kreisel, [6]; 6. 5C-Colten Cottle, [7]; 7. 5$-Danny Smith, [12]; 8. 5D-Zach Daum, [14]; 9. 15D-Andrew Deal, [13]; 10. 65B-Quinton Benson, [10]; 11. 9X-Chad Goff, [4]; 12. 7S-Wade Seiler, [18]; 13. 37-Brian Beebe, [11]; 14. 24C-Craig Carroll, [19]; 15. 2-Zach Clark, [20]; 16. 1W-Paul White, [15]; 17. 7JR-Warren Johnson, [16]; 18. 7M-Chance Morton, [17]; 19. 22-David Stephenson, [9]; 20. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, [2]
B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 1W-Paul White, [1]; 2. 7M-Chance Morton, [3]; 3. 24C-Craig Carroll, [4]; 4. 51-Mitchell Moore, [8]; 5. 73-Samuel Wagner, [6]; 6. 6M-Christian Moore, [7]; 7. 59D-Keith Bolton, [12]; 8. 13W-Grant Wresche, [11]; 9. 22X-Mike Mueller, [5]; 10. 52-J.D. Fry, [10]; 11. 36E-Blake Edwards, [2]; 12. 97-Kevin Cummings, [9]; 13. 75-Broc Elliott, [13]
B Feature 2 (10 Laps): 1. 7JR-Warren Johnson, [1]; 2. 7S-Wade Seiler, [5]; 3. 2-Zach Clark, [2]; 4. 54-Trey Gropp, [3]; 5. 101-Chuck McGillivray, [4]; 6. 21C-Chris Desselle, [8]; 7. 73S-Lane Stone, [6]; 8. 22P-Chase Porter, [10]; 9. 49B-Ben Brown, [12]; 10. 99E-Bailey Elliott, [11]; 11. 31M-Joe B. Miller, [7]; 12. 48-Craig Oakes, [9]
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 3C-Kyle Cummins, [4]; 2. 90-Riley Kreisel, [1]; 3. 7M-Chance Morton, [3]; 4. 31M-Joe B. Miller, [5]; 5. 15D-Andrew Deal, [6]; 6. 7S-Wade Seiler, [2]; 7. 54-Trey Gropp, [7]; 8. 73-Samuel Wagner, [8]; 9. 48-Craig Oakes, [9]; 10. 75-Broc Elliott, [10]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9X-Chad Goff, [2]; 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [4]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum, [3]; 4. 22-David Stephenson, [1]; 5. 65B-Quinton Benson, [7]; 6. 101-Chuck McGillivray, [6]; 7. 73S-Lane Stone, [5]; 8. 13W-Grant Wresche, [8]; 9. 22X-Mike Mueller, [9]; 10. 59D-Keith Bolton, [10]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [1]; 2. 7JR-Warren Johnson, [2]; 3. 9-Matt Moore, [3]; 4. 5$-Danny Smith, [4]; 5. 36E-Blake Edwards, [10]; 6. 97-Kevin Cummings, [8]; 7. 51-Mitchell Moore, [5]; 8. 22P-Chase Porter, [9]; 9. 6M-Christian Moore, [7]; 10. 49B-Ben Brown, [6]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, [3]; 2. 5C-Colten Cottle, [4]; 3. 1W-Paul White, [2]; 4. 37-Brian Beebe, [6]; 5. 2-Zach Clark, [5]; 6. 24C-Craig Carroll, [1]; 7. 99E-Bailey Elliott, [8]; 8. 21C-Chris Desselle, [9]; 9. 52-J.D. Fry, [7]
Qualifier 1 (10 Laps): 1. 90-Riley Kreisel, [4]; 2. 22-David Stephenson, [1]; 3. 3C-Kyle Cummins, [6]; 4. 15D-Andrew Deal, [7]; 5. 16-Anthony Nicholson, [5]; 6. 1W-Paul White, [2]; 7. 22X-Mike Mueller, [12]; 8. 7M-Chance Morton, [3]; 9. 7S-Wade Seiler, [8]; 10. 51-Mitchell Moore, [10]; 11. 13W-Grant Wresche, [11]; 12. 59D-Keith Bolton, [13]; 13. 99E-Bailey Elliott, [9]
Qualifier 2 (10 Laps): 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks, [5]; 2. 37-Brian Beebe, [2]; 3. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, [6]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum, [3]; 5. 54-Trey Gropp, [9]; 6. 101-Chuck McGillivray, [8]; 7. 7JR-Warren Johnson, [4]; 8. 6M-Christian Moore, [12]; 9. 21C-Chris Desselle, [11]; 10. 22P-Chase Porter, [10]; 11. 97-Kevin Cummings, [7]
Qualifier 3 (10 Laps): 1. 9-Matt Moore, [3]; 2. 5C-Colten Cottle, [5]; 3. 9X-Chad Goff, [6]; 4. 5$-Danny Smith, [1]; 5. 36E-Blake Edwards, [4]; 6. 2-Zach Clark, [7]; 7. 24C-Craig Carroll, [8]; 8. 73-Samuel Wagner, [10]; 9. 73S-Lane Stone, [9]; 10. 48-Craig Oakes, [11]; 11. 52-J.D. Fry, [12]; 12. 31M-Joe B. Miller, [2]; 13. 75-Broc Elliott, [13]

Live PD Watch Party: Along with the big night of racing, Lucas Oil Speedway also will play host to a watch party for one of the nation's hottest television shows.

"Live PD" will be available on televisions throughout the facility and members of the Greene County Sheriff's Office, including Corporal James Craigmyle and K-9 Lor, will be on hand on the Lucas Oil Speedway midway prior to the races for a meet and greet with fans.

The hit show, which airs on the A&E Network on Friday and Saturday nights from 8-11 p.m., features law enforcement officers from across the country during their nighttime patrols. The Greene County Sheriff's office has been one of the agencies on the show since March with members like Craigmyle and K-9 Lor, plus Deputy Dustin Kendrick and K-9 Stark, becoming popular among viewers nationwide.

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.


 

 

Johnson, Richards capture opening-night Hockett/McMillin Memorial feature wins at Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, Missouri (September 20, 2018) - Wayne Johnson took Thursday's opening-night headliner at the 8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial, leading all 25 laps of the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car feature at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Johnson earned his third national-tour series win of the season, holding off defending Hockett/McMillin Memorial champion and 2018 series leader Sam Hafertepe for the $3,000 win.

In the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint feature, Terry Richards picked up the feature victory as drivers in both divisions began the three-night open-wheel crown-jewel event. It pays tribute to Hockett, the sprint-car champ from mid-Missouri who died in a shop accident in 2010 and McMillin, his cousin and crew chief who died in an automobile accident in 2006.

"To be sitting down here in victory lane with (Jesse Hockett's father) Jack, this is pretty special," Johnson said. "Jesse and Daniel are looking down and having a hell of a time up there."

Johnson, of Oklahoma City, set sail from the pole position and set the pace with Hafertepe working his way from seventh to second by lap four.

The two leaders were about to catch lapped traffic when a lap-15 caution flew. Johnson, whose left-rear brake rotor was glowing orange for several laps prior to that, seemed re-energized after the restart and opened a two-second lead by the time another yellow flew with three to go.

That proved no problem as Johnson held on for the win with Hafertepe second and Scott Bogucki third.

"Starting on the front row on a rubbered-down race track made it a little bit easier," Johnson said. "My guys gave me a hell of a car all night long. We started third in the heat race and won that. When we started sixth in the qualifier and won that, I knew we had a good race car."

Sammy Swindell and Tyler Blank tangled in turn three of the opening lap, with Swindell backing into the wall. That knocked the veteran, who won the opening two nights of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial a year ago, out of contention.

Richards takes POWRi win: Terry Richards of Denton, Nebraska, held off Kyle Clark on two late-race restarts to earn the opening-night preliminary feature win in the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints. Richards picked up $1,077 and valuable points toward Saturday's feature starting field.

Mario Clouser finished third with Tyler Thomas in fourth as half the entrants took part in night one action. The remaining POWRi cars will be in action on Friday.

"Every time you have a restart with just a couple to go, you feel the pressure," Richards said of the tense finish. "They're all back on you. You lost the lead that you had and you lost your rhythm."

Richards got the jump from his front-row starting position and led the first 10 laps. But Thomas Meseraull, who started seventh, worked his way into second and was putting the pressure on the lead.

Meseraull made a pass at the start-finish line to take the lead to complete lap 11 and the two battled side by side for much of the next three laps. That's when Richards, using a crossover move in turns three and four, regained the lead.

"If Thomas hadn't showed me to move up, he'd have drove around me," Richards said. "Once I started picking up the pace and moved up into the rubber ... I didn't quite realize there was rubber there. A great job by him, he raced me clean. Everybody raced me clean."

A caution flag on lap 16 bunched things up and Kyle Clark quickly moved into second after the restart and gave chase to Richards with Meseraull third. Another caution three laps from the finish set up a three-car race to the finish.

Richards and Clark were battling it out for the lead taking the white flag when the cars of Ryan Kitchen, Brandon Mattox and Casey Wills tangled on the front stretch to bring out the red flag. Mattox got upside down, but all three drivers climbed out of their cars under their own power.

On the green-white-checkered restart, Meseraull spun in turn one while challenging Clark for second. That sent the California driver from third to the back of the pack, not only costing him a chance at a victory but points toward Saturday night's feature lineup.

The Lucas Oil ASCS Sprints will again run a full program on Friday to earn points toward Saturday's big finale, paying $10,000 to the ASCS winner and $3,077 to the final-night POWRi WAR feature winner.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:15 p.m. with racing at 7:05 on Friday; hot laps begin at 5:45 with racing at 6:35 on Saturday.

Admission prices
(Friday)
Adults (16 and over) $20
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $17
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5-and-under) FREE
Family Pass $40
Pit Pass $35
3-day pit pass $100

(Saturday)
Adults (16 and over) $25
Seniors (62 and over)/Military $22
Youth (6-15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $50
Pit Pass $40
3-day pit pass $100

8th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
Thursday's results
Lucas Oil ASCS Winged Sprints
A Feature: 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [7]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [10]; 5. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [5]; 6. 11-Roger Crockett, [6]; 7. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [11]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee, [8]; 9. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [12]; 10. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [19]; 11. 22M-Sean McClelland, [9]; 12. 95-Matt Covington, [18]; 13. 44-Chris Martin, [17]; 14. 1-Travis Rilat, [16]; 15. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [22]; 16. 5J-Jamie Ball, [20]; 17. (DNF) 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [15]; 18. (DNF) 21X-Carson Short, [13]; 19. (DNF) J2-John Carney II, [14]; 20. (DNF) 75-Tyler Blank, [2]; 21. (DNF) 81-Jack Dover, [21]; 22. (DNF) 21-Miles Paulus, [25]; 23. (DNF) 3S-Sammy Swindell, [3]; 24. (DNF) 52-Blake Hahn, [24]; 25. (DNF) 23-Seth Bergman, [23]3
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [2]; 2. 21X-Carson Short, [1]; 3. 44-Chris Martin, [4]; 4. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [7]; 5. 11G-Mike Goodman, [5]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball, [9]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel, [8]; 8. 05-Paul Nienhiser, [6]; 9. 27-Danny Thoman, [3]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover, [1]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell, [4]; 3. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [7]; 4. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [5]; 5. 17W-Harli White, [8]; 6. 23-Seth Bergman, [9]; 7. 5G-Dave Glennon, [6]; 8. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [3]; 9. (DNF) 14-Randy Martin, [2]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [3]; 2. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [4]; 3. 75-Tyler Blank, [9]; 4. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [7]; 5. 37H-Nick Howard, [5]; 6. 76-Jay Russell, [1]; 7. 29-Tanner Berryhill, [6]; (DNS) 52-Blake Hahn, ; (DNS) 91T-Tyler Thomas,
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Travis Rilat, [2]; 2. 99X-Dalton Stevens, [1]; 3. 4-Evan Martin, [5]; 4. 22-Dustin Barks, [6]; 5. 5X-Tyson Hall, [8]; 6. 9X-Jake Bubak, [7]; 7. 44S-Jared Sewell, [3]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [4]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [2]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [5]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, [8]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [6]; 5. 93-Taylor Walton, [1]; 6. 21-Miles Paulus, [7]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill, [3]; 8. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, [4]
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington, [1]; 2. J2-John Carney II, [5]; 3. 36-Jason Martin, [6]; 4. 03.-Stu Snyder, [4]; 5. 49B-Ben Brown, [2]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton, [7]; 7. 24L-Lanny Carpenter, [3]; (DNS) 22S-Slater Helt.
Heat 7 (8 Laps): 1. 22M-Sean McClelland, [2]; 2. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [1]; 3. 23B-Brian Bell, [5]; 4. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [6]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell, [4]; 6. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [8]; 7. 47-Dale Howard, [7]; 8. 88-Travis Reber, [3].
Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Scott Bogucki, [4]; 2. 75-Tyler Blank, [6]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, [7]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten, [9]; 5. J2-John Carney II, [5]; 6. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [8]; 7. 9X-Jake Bubak, [10]; 8. (DNF) 36-Jason Martin, [3]; 9. (DNF) 23B-Brian Bell, [2]; 10. (DNF) 99X-Dalton Stevens, [1]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 3S-Sammy Swindell, [5]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar, [2]; 3. 22M-Sean McClelland, [4]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, [6]; 5. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [7]; 6. 5J-Jamie Ball, [8]; 7. 44-Chris Martin, [1]; 8. 81-Jack Dover, [3]; 9. 11G-Mike Goodman, [9]; 10. (DNF) 21-Miles Paulus, [10]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, [6]; 2. 51B-Joe B. Miller, [2]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, [5]; 4. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [1]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell, [4]; 6. 95-Matt Covington, [3]; 7. 17W-Harli White, [7]; 8. 37H-Nick Howard, [9]; 9. 23-Seth Bergman, [8]; 10. 8M-Kade Morton, [10]
Qualifier 4 (8 Laps): 1. 14K-Kyle Bellm, [4]; 2. 21X-Carson Short, [2]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett, [6]; 4. 4-Evan Martin, [3]; 5. 1-Travis Rilat, [5]; 6. 49B-Ben Brown, [10]; 7. 8-Alex Sewell, [9]; 8. 03-Stu Snyder, [8]; 9. 5X-Tyson Hall, [7]; 10. (DNF) 22-Dustin Barks, [1]
B Feature 1 (12 laps, 2 advance): 1. 44-Chris Martin, [5]; 2. 5J-Jamie Ball, [3]; 3. 28C-Jonathan Cornell, [2]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn, [12]; 5. 23B-Brian Bell, [6]; 6. 36-Jason Martin, [4]; 7. 23-Seth Bergman, [7]; 8. 76-Jay Russell, [10]; 9. 6A-Aidan Roosevans, [13]; 10. 27-Danny Thoman, [14]; 11. 44S-Jared Sewell, [11]; (DNS) 22-Dustin Barks, ; (DNS) 93-Taylor Walton, ; (DNS) 22S-Slater Helt, ; (DQ) 94-Jeff Swindell, [1]
B Feature 2 (12 laps, 2 advance): 1. 95-Matt Covington, [2]; 2. 81-Jack Dover, [4]; 3. 49B-Ben Brown, [3]; 4. 8-Alex Sewell, [5]; 5. 21-Miles Paulus, [8]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel, [9]; 7. 37H-Nick Howard, [6]; 8. 4-Evan Martin, [1]; 9. 11G-Mike Goodman, [7]; 10. 77X-Alex Hill, [11]; 11. 05-Paul Nienhiser, [12]; 12. 08-Cannon McIntosh, [13]; 13. 5G-Dave Glennon, [10]; (DNS) 14-Randy Martin.
B Feature 3 (12 laps, 2 advance): 1. 45X-Johnny Herrera, [1]; 2. 86-Tony Bruce Jr, [2]; 3. 9X-Jake Bubak, [4]; 4. 47-Dale Howard, [9]; 5. 91T-Tyler Thomas, [14]; 6. 17W-Harli White, [3]; 7. 24L-Lanny Carpenter, [11]; 8. 85-Forrest Sutherland, [12]; 9. 8M-Kade Morton, [8]; 10. 03-Stu Snyder, [5]; 11. 29-Tanner Berryhill, [10]; 12. 88-Travis Reber, [13]; 13. (DNF) 5X-Tyson Hall, [6]; (DNS) 99X-Dalton Stevens.

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprints
A Feature (25 laps): 1, Terry Richards. 2, Kyle Clark. 3, Mario Clauser. 4, Landon Simon. 5, Tyler Thomas. 6, Chris Phillips. 7, Ty Hulsey. 8, Chris Parkinson. 9, Slater Helt. 10, Clinton Boyles. 11, Korey Weyant. 12, Wesley Smith. 13, Casey Baker. 14, Katlynn Leer. 15, Dylan Kadous. 16, Thomas Meseraull. 17, Ryan Kent. 18, Casey Wills. 19, Brandon Mattox. 20, Ryan Kitchen.
Heat 1 (8 laps ): 1, Wesley Smith. 2, Korey Weyant. 3, Brandon Mattox. 4, Mario Clouser. 5, Chris Parkinson. 6, Terry Richards. 7, Mitchell Davis. 8, Brad Ryan. 9, Casey Baker. 10, Vinny Ward.
Heat 2 (8 laps): 1, Clinton Boyles. 2, Ty Hulsey. 3, Landon Simon. 4, Dyland Kadous. 5, Luke Howard. 6, JD Black. 7, Tom Sires. 8, Christie Thomason. 9, Chad Frewaldt. 10, Brad Wyatt.
Heat 3 (8 laps): 1, Ryan Kitchen. 2, Chris Phillips. 3, Rob Caho. 4, Steve Thomas. 5, Slater Helt. 6, Ryan Kent. 7, Kevin Reed. 8, Taylor Peterson. 9, Frank Rogers. 10, Carson Short.
Heat 4 (8 laps): 1, Kyle Clark. 2, Thomas Meseraull. 3, Tyler Thomas. 4, Katlynn Leer. 5, Noah Gass. 6, Casey Wills. 7, Jonathan Hughes. 8, Jack Wagner. 9, Braydon Cromwell.
Qualifier 1 (10 laps): 1, Landon Simon. 2, Tyler Thomas. 3, Katlynn Leer. 4, Steve Thomas. 5, Chris Parkinson. 6, Korey Weyant. 7, Ryan Kent. 8, Brad Ryan. 9, C. Baker. 10, C. Boyles. 11, M. Davis. 12, B. Cronwell.
Qualifier 2 (10 laps): 1, Mario Clouser. 2, Thomas Meseraull. 3, Terry Richards. 4, Brandon Mattox. 5, Chris Phillips. 6, Ty Hulsey. 7, Taylor Peterson. 8, JD Black. 9, Luke Howard. 10, Kevin Reed. 11, Tom Sires. 12, Frank Rogers.
Qualifier 3 (10 laps): 1, Ryan Kitchen. 2, Kyle Clark. 3, Casey Wills. 4, Slater Helt. 5, Wesley Smith. 6, Dylan Kadous. 7, Rob Caho. 8, Noah Gass. 9, Vinny Ward. 10, Jack Wagner. 11, Jonathan Hughes. 12, Christie Thomason.
B Feature 1 (10 laps, 3 advance): 1, Chris Parkinson. 2, Dylan Kadous. 3, Casey Baker. 4, Vinny Ward. 5, Taylor Peterson. 6, Brad Wyatt. 7, Luke Howard. 8, Jack Wagner. 9, Steve Thomas. 10, Braydon Cromwell. 11, Jonathan Hughes. DNS JD Black, DNS Chad Frewaldt.
B Feature 2 (10 laps, 3 advance): 1, Slater Helt. 2, Ryan Kent. 3, Clinton Boyles. 4, Brad Ryan. 5, Kevin Reed. 6, Noah Gass. 7, Rob Caho. 8, Tom Sires. 9, Frank Rogers. 10, Christie Thomason. DNS Mitchell Davis. DNS Carson Short.

For ticket information on all events at Lucas Oil Speedway in 2018, contact Admission Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or by email at nichole@LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can go online to purchase tickets for any event on the 2018 schedule.

 

 

CHUCK HEBING DOMINATES PST MAKE UP FEATURE AT OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY

(Ohsweken, ONT) Chuck Hebing picked up his sixth win of the season in convincing fashion after taking the lead on a lap four restart over Alex Hill and Mark Smith in a PST A-Main make up event that was held over from July 20 show that was lost to rain.

Matt Billings and Alex Hill would bring the 24-car field to the green flag with Hill grabbing command early. Fourth starter Hebing would immediately grab second as eighth starter Mack DeMan would slide out to position three.

ON the fourth lap, Mark Smith and Matt Billings were racing for fourth and made contact entering corners three and four.

Billings would end up flipping three times in turn four bringing out the lone red flag of the event.

On the ensuing restart, Hill would leave the top lane available for Hebing and Hebing would go right by Hill down the back stretch.

Hill would continue to contest with Hebing for several laps during the middle of the race but would eventually lose track of the leader as lap cars continued to be an issue.

Dylan Westbrook had to use a provisional but was already up to 12th by lap four and found himself battling for eighth by lap six. He would continue to go toe to toe with Jared Zimbardi but eventually would get by on lap 15.

Mark Smith would continue to search for a racing lane on the speedway and start to battle with Corey Turner for the third position. Smith would get by Turner and start to chase down Alex Hill for the runner up position.

Chuck Hebing however would just run away opening up to nearly a three second lead over the rest of the field. He would go on to lead the remainder of the A-Main and capture his sixth win of the 2018 season. Hebing would also secure his third career series championship with the Patriots, along with the PST Canadian Series title.

Alex Hill would hold on for second from Mark Smith who finished third, and Dylan Westbrook charged from 24th to fourth by getting by Corey Turner on the final lap.

The following night was the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals paying ten-grand to win. Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller scored the victory over Steve Poirier and Mark Smith. Many PST teams were able to get into the most competitive show of the season such as Chuck Hebing, Jordan Thomas, Kyle Drum, and Jared Zimbardi. Jared Zimbardi was the highest finishing Patriot member who took home a 12th place finish.

The final PST Sanctioned event of the season is this Saturday, September 22 for the Third Annual Outlaw Fall Nationals at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY. A hefty purse has been put together for the PST teams including $5,000 winning check, as well as $400 to qualify. There will also be a dash Friday night put on by the Outlaw Speedway staff.

Ohsweken Speedway Quick Results (Make Up from July 20)

A Main: 1) 45-CHUCK HEBING (6) 2) 77x-Alex Hill 3) 55s-Mark Smith 4) 47x-Dylan Westbrook 5) 97-Cory Turner 6) 82-Jared Zimbardi 7) 49k-Scott Kreutter 8) 17x-Mack DeMan 9) 10-Mitch Brown 10) 47-Kyle Drum 11) 56n-Dain Naida 12) 91-Ryan Turner 13) 80-Chris Steele 14) 9-Steve Lyons 15) 30-Scott Goodrich 16) 18x-Josh Shantz 17) 55-Mike Thorne 18) 6-Curtis Gartly 19) 0-Mikey Kruchka 20) 14h-Jim Huppenen 21) 36-Matt Billings 22) 121-Steve Glover 23) 79-Jordan Thomas 24) 1-10- Jake Brown 25) 38-Tyler Hendricks (DNS) 26) Paulie Colagiovanni (DNS)

 

CHAD RUHLMAN EARNS $2000 FOR SWEEP OF "TOPLESS NATIONALS" WEEKEND FOR RUSH SPRINTS; STRONG FIELD OF 16 CARS MADE THE 2-6 HOUR TRIP FOR THE INAUGURAL EVENTS AT NY'S GENESEE SPEEDWAY
 

September 15-16, 2018
(By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Batavia, NY)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance was part of the second annual "Topless Nationals" on Saturday and Sunday at Genesee Speedway. The RUSH Sprint Cars made their first ever appearance at the track for their inaugural "Empire State Classic" with Chad Ruhlman winning both Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series special events, while Jason Genco captured the $4,500 sweep in the Sweeney Weekly Series specials for the RUSH Late Models. Sixteen Sprint Car teams from four different states made the trip to the Batavia, New York 1/3-mile oval by traveling between two and six hours. It marked the first time full-size Sprint Cars have raced at Genesee since 2009 when winged "360s" were part of the track's program.

"We were very pleased with the outcome at Genesee," stated RUSH Director Vicki Emig. "To have 16 of our Sprint teams travel as far as they did to participate in this inaugural event speaks volumes about the program. This was very important to introduce our cost-containment Sprint Car division to yet another region. There's a lot of interest in the program in western New York and we're hopeful to grow it in 2019. There was a lot of positive feedback over the two days. The racers did a great job with only three cautions all weekend. We have to thank Genesee promoter Jim Johnson for including the Sprints part of his Topless Nationals weekend. Also thanks to Pace Performance for sponsoring one pit pass for each driver along with Jennerstown Engine Technologies and 955 Automotive for presenting the $100 hard charger each night. Our RUSH Late Models also had a strong turnout with over 30 car each night and put on great racing."

Chad Ruhlman's dream season with the RUSH Sprint Cars continued over the weekend at Genesee. Not only has Ruhlman been spectacular in his rookie Sprint Car season he's been lucky as well. On Saturday night, Ruhlman drew the best pill to earn the pole for the first heat race, which he won convincingly, then redrew the pole for the feature. Ruhlman would control the 20-lap event as only one caution would slow his run to the $800 payday. Then on Sunday, Ruhlman made a three-wide move on lap seven to take the lead from Brian Woodhall and went on for another $800 victory. All told, Ruhlman earned $2,000 including $1,600 in feature wins, $300 from RUSH for being the overall top point man, and $100 for being Sunday's hard charger.

Ruhlman made the bottom work on the start to take the early feature lead on Saturday over Shawn Smith. Woodhall started sixth and had a great start racing to fourth on the opening lap then worked past Steve Cousins for third on lap two. Zack Bealer was making his debut subbing for Phil Thornton. Bealer was fastest in his warm-up group then went from seventh to fourth in his heat. Bealer started seventh in the feature and cracked the top five on lap four taking the spot from Gale Ruth, Jr.

Ruhlman began to pull away from Smith and Woodhall on lap five, and by the halfway point stretched his lead to a straightaway. Ruhlman caught lapped traffic on lap 13 and was working his way by some of the slower cars when brothers Brandon and Scott Hawkins tangled in turn one with 14 laps scored to bring out the only caution of the night.

Back under green, Ruhlman resumed his lead over Smith and Woodhall, but it was three-wide for fourth with Bealer and Ruth moving past Cousins for fourth and fifth respectively. On lap 16, Ruth made the move on Bealer for fourth. Ruhlman's 12th win of the season came by 1.818 seconds in his North Star Unlimited/Rand Machining/Premier Communications/Ruhlman Race Cars/Close Racing Supply-sponsored #87R.

"Wow this is quite the place," stated the 41-year-old Bemus Point, NY standout. "This is the first time I've ever been here. It reminds of the old Eriez Speedway. You wanted to be on the top early and I thought it was going to be top dominant then I had to move down and keep it straight on the bottom. Thanks to Vicki Emig and everyone at RUSH along with Pace Performance for developing this low budget class. This reminds me of the old Modified class at Eldora that didn't have spoilers and had a flat roof. You really had to get up on the wheel so I think the background I have in the Midwest has really helped my program out."

After recording just one top five finish in his first 12 races during his rookie Sprint Car campaign, former Stock Car racer, Shawn Smith, continued his impressive late season great runs with a second place for his sixth straight top five finish! The runner-up matched his season's best effort from August 15 at Lernerville Speedway. Smith also picked up the second heat race win on Saturday.

After crashing out of his first two RUSH Sprint Car starts, Woodhall had a fine third place finish over Ruth and Bealer. After falling from second to seventh in his heat race, Brian Ruhlman turned it around in the feature going 13th to ninth to earn the $100 "Pedal Down" Hard Charger award from Jennerstown Engine Technologies.

Sunday's $800 win wasn't as easy for Chad Ruhlman, who started the 20 lapper from fourth, at least early on. Woodhall raced out to the early lead over Bealer as Ruhlman passed Smith for third on the opening lap. By lap three, it was a three-car race for the lead with Ruhlman moving to second. Ruhlman challenged Woodhall as the two raced side-by-side for the lead on lap four before the event's only caution when Arnie Kent spun.

Back under green, the trio resumed their battle for the lead. Woodhall maintained the top spot, while Bealer was able to get under Ruhlman as they raced side-by-side for runner-up. On lap seven, it was three-wide for the lead with Ruhlman coming out on top over Bealer and Woodhall. Seventh starting Zach Morrow moved into the top five on 15 when he drove under Brian Ruhlman then two laps later put a slider on Smith for fourth.

Back up front, Chad Ruhlman really pulled away in the late stages of the event as the Bonnell's Rod Shop $5,000 Weekly Series point leader captured his 13th win of the season by a margin of 4.985 seconds. "The track is awesome tonight," expressed Ruhlman. "I didn't know if I should chase the moisture or the lane of rubber. The top kind of went away a couple times then came back, and the lane of rubber moved. It's a very dynamic track. I really enjoyed coming here. I'm glad we were included on this deal. The money is good, and I'm excited to come back."

Bealer, an eastern Pennsylvania Micro Sprint racer, closed out a very successful weekend debut with RUSH, in second. Woodhall had a very positive weekend with back-to-back third places finishes. Morrow was fourth. Smith held on for fifth to run his top five streak to seven straight races! Dave Hawkins and Bealer picked up Sunday's heat races over the 16-car field. Joe McEwen hopped a wheel during the second heat race and went for nasty end over end flip. He was okay, but done for the night.

The RUSH Sprint Cars have a pair of events for the upcoming week with the fifth and final "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series event at Lernerville Speedway on Wednesday (September 19) followed by the final appearance of the season at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa. on Saturday night. The "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series will crown a $1,000 champion as the top 10 in points share in $3,000. Ruth has a six-point lead on Arnie Kent.

(Saturday) Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Race #20(20 laps, $800 to-win):1. CHAD RUHLMAN (87R) 2. Shawn Smith (36) 3. Brian Woodhall (8B) 4. Gale Ruth, Jr. (Culver 1c) 5. Zack Bealer (Thornton 35) 6. Zach Morrow (27M) 7. Steve Cousins (56) 8. Dave Hawkins (27) 9. Brian Ruhlman (49) 10. Joe McEwen (Mahoney/Eckart 9J) 11. Brandon Hawkins (27H) 12. Steve Pedley (21) 13. Kevin Mohney (Kurpakus 72B) 14. Scott Hawkins (37) 15. Brad Blackshear (19).

(Sunday) Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Race #21(20 laps, $800 to-win):1. CHAD RUHLMAN (87R) 2. Zack Bealer (Thornton 35) 3. Brian Woodhall (8B) 4. Zach Morrow (27) 5. Shawn Smith (36) 6. Brian Ruhlman (49) 7. Brandon Hawkins (27H) 8. Dave Hawkins (27) 9. Gale Ruth, Jr. (Culver 1c) 10. Steve Pedley (21) 11. Scott Hawkins (37) 12. Arnie Kent (18) 13. Steve Cousins (56) 14. Kevin Mohney (Kurpakus 72B) 15. Brad Blackshear 16. Joe McEwen (Mahoney/Eckart 9J)-DNS.

RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushsprintcars and follow us on Twitter @RUSHSprints

 

 

Parker Price-Miller Wins 2018 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals; Lucas Smith Claims Crate Showdown Victory

Second Career CSCN Win for Indiana Driver

By Tommy Goudge

OHSWEKEN, Ontario (September 15, 2018) – Parker Price-Miller claimed $10,000 USD and the second Canadian Sprint Car Nationals victory of his career on Saturday night at Ohsweken Speedway, while Lucas Smith was the victor in the Crate Showdown. A total of 95 drivers competed in the 14th Annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals supercharged by Nitro 54 Variety, including 65 360 Sprint Cars and 30 Crate Sprint Cars. Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Jonathan Preston and Parker Price-Miller started first and second for the 35 lap A-Feature, but Chuck Hebing darted to the lead as the front row starters diced for position. The yellow flag came out with just one lap complete when Coleman Gulick slowed and then took off again, while the restart saw Preston flip wildly off the edge of the track in turn three to bring out the red flag. Preston climbed unscathed from his heavily-damaged car, and a longer green flag period ensued after the cleanup.

Hebing held the lead after the restart, but his advantage shrunk when he began to encounter slower traffic and Price-Miller slipped by on lap six. Row five starter and former CSCN winner Sam Hafertepe Jr. was already into the top five by this time, and jousted with Davie Franek as both tried to catch Max Stambaugh, Hebing, and Price-Miller. The yellow flag reappeared with 14 laps complete due to debris on the track, and Hebing’s attempt at retaking the lead was rebuffed after the restart.

Hebing’s dogged pursuit of Price-Miller continued, but the gap grew after a couple of close calls in traffic. Dylan Westbrook and Mark Smith entered the fray during this stint, but Westbrook’s bid for another top five finish went sour when he touched the wall. The yellow flag appeared again when Westbrook stopped on the track with a flat right rear tire and suspension damage on lap 24. Westbrook ran out of time in the work area and the race restarted without him, but Jeff Cook slowed with nose wing damage before another lap was completed; both Cook and Westbrook were able to return for the next restart.

Price-Miller continued at the front with Hebing again applying pressure, while Smith took third from Hafertepe and 20th starter Jordan Thomas entered the top five. More trouble slowed the race when Kyle Drum’s broken front end put him into the inside wall in turn three. Hafertepe took third back from Smith after the restart, while Hebing continued to throw everything he could at Price-Miller. Hebing’s hopes were dashed, however, when he made contact with the inside wall in turns one and two. The green flag stayed out as Hebing was able to get to the infield instead of stopping on the track, and Price-Miller then had a comfortable lead.

Hafertepe took over second when Hebing dropped out, and held that spot with five laps to go ahead of Smith, Thomas, and Steve Poirier on a late charge. While Price-Miller negotiated traffic, Hafertepe and Smith continued their contest. The Thomas charge ended when he tipped over in turn two to bring out a red flag with two laps left; this became an open red for all competitors to refuel. Thomas was able to rejoin the field for the restart.

Price-Miller fended off a challenge from Hafertepe after the restart and went on to take the win, while Poirier and Smith charged around Hafertepe to take podium finishes. Hafertepe, Franek finished fourth and fifth, respectively, while Scott Kreutter, Jordan Poirier, 26th starter Mitch Brown, 30th starter Chris Steele, and 22nd starter Jason Barney rounded out the top ten.

Dylan Westbrook was the fastest driver overall in time trials, while Chuck Hebing, Devon Dobie, Parker Price-Miller, Mack DeMan, Dain Naida, and Jonathan Preston claimed heat race wins, Alex Hill, Jordan Thomas, and Kyle Drum were B-Feature winners, and Jonathan Preston won the Pole Dash. Nitro 54 Crate Showdown – Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars Lucas Smith took the $1,000 prize for winning the Crate Showdown. (Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media). Eric McGlone and Hannah Ferrell paced the field to the green flag for the $1,000-to-win Nitro 54 Crate Showdown, but the race was red flagged before the first lap was complete when Davey Boughton flipped on the backstretch. Boughton was uninjured, and Hannah Ferrell took the lead after the complete restart. While Ferrell held the lead, Lucas Smith passed Paul Klager and McGlone to take second before another red flag flew, this time for a hard crash between Caleb Wood and Josh Hansen.

Ferrell, Smith, and McGlone raced hard and sometimes three-wide for the lead during the next green flag stint, with Smith taking the lead on lap 11. At this point the race slowed again, as Dereck Lemyre spun and collected Jordan Hill in turn two. Ferrell stayed with Smith through several caution flags during the second half of the race, but spun and hit the outside wall trying to pass for the lead after the white flag.

Smith survived the one lap dash to the finish to take the feature win, followed by 14th starter Matt Farnham, Paul Klager, 15th starter Jacob Dykstra, and Eric McGlone; Farnham’s stellar run was negated after post-race technical inspection, however. Aaron Turkey, DJ Christie, Brian Nanticoke, 21st starter Bailey Heard, and Steven Beckett rounded out the top ten.

Derek Lemyre, Hannah Ferrell, and Caleb Wood won qualifying heat races, while Paul Ballantyne won the B-Feature. Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway Ohsweken Speedway will officially wrap-up its 2018 season with the annual Night of Champions Award Celebration at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton, Ontario on Friday, November 16. The 2018 division champions and top points finishers in all four weekly Friday Night Excitement divisions will receive their awards and cash from the championship points fund. Stay tuned to www.ohswekenspeedway.ca for more information in the coming weeks. OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY STATISTICAL REPORT

September 15, 2018 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada 14th Annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Supercharged by Nitro 54 Variety Total Entries: 95 ______________________________

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals – Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (65 Entries)

A-Feature (Started) 35 laps – NT 1. 67x Parker Price-Miller (2) 2. 28fm Steve Poirier (12) 3. 55 Mark Smith (9) 4. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (10) 5. 28f Davie Franek (6) 6. 49 Scott Kreutter (11) 7. 28p Jordan Poirier (13) 8. 10 Mitch Brown (26) 9. 80 Chris Steele (30) 10. 87 Jason Barney (22) 11. 56n Dain Naida (3) 12. 35 Jared Zimbardi (16) 13. 17x Mack DeMan (7) 14. 14h Jim Huppunen (14) 15. 79 Jordan Thomas (20) 16. 23 Devon Dobie (8) 17. 17 Jared Horstman (23) 18. 77x Alex Hill (19) 19. DNF 17 Max Stambaugh (5) 20. DNF 45 Chuck Hebing (4) 21. DNF 47x Dylan Westbrook (15) 22. DNF 47 Kyle Drum (21) 23. DNF 10c Jeff Cook (18) 24. DNF 85 Dustin Daggett (17) 25. DNF 28h Hud Horton (27) 26. DNF 54jr Steven Hutchinson Jr. (24) 27. DNF 97 Cory Turner (25) 28. DNF 14 Coleman Gulick (29) 29. DNF 22p Jonathan Preston (1) 30. DNF 56 Billy VanInwegen (28) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Chuck Hebing (1-5), Parker Price-Miller (6-35) Hard Charger – Chris Steele +21 (30th to 9th)

Awards: -Feature Winner Bonus: Parker Price-Miller (Free Fire Suit from EPIC Racewear) -Rookie of the Nationals Award: Mack DeMan ($500 CAD from Fine Touch Collision) -Bill Peer Memorial Best Appearing Car Award: Jordan Thomas ($350 CAD from Corr/Pak Merchandising) -Travis Rutz Long Tow Award: Vigneault 55 w/driver Mark Smith ($250 CAD from Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub at Best Western Plus Cairn Croft) -Fastest Qualifier Award: Dylan Westbrook ($300 CAD from Grisdale Racing Products) -Fastest Canadian Qualifier Award: Dylan Westbrook ($300 CAD from Inside Track Motorsport News) -Hard Charger Award: Chris Steele ($250 CAD from Nitro 54 Variety) -Top Empire Super Sprints Driver: Steve Poirier ($250 USD from Lucas Oil ESS) -Top Great Lakes Super Sprints Drivers: Max Stambaugh & Dustin Daggett ($250 USD each from Specialty Fuels & Logistics) -Top National Racing Alliance Invaders Series Driver: Devon Dobie ($200 USD from K&L Ready Mix) -Top Patriot Sprint Tour Driver: Jared Zimbardi ($200 USD from Patriot Sprint Tour) -Top Southern Ontario Sprints Driver: Cory Turner ($200 CAD from Brighton Speedway) -Top Ohsweken Speedway Drivers: Chris Steele ($250 CAD from Ohsweken Speedway), Mack DeMan ($200 CAD from Overland RNC), Jim Huppunen ($150 CAD from Golfi Concrete & Drain), Dylan Westbrook ($100 CAD from Tri-Star Forming), Steve Lyons ($50 CAD from Fleet Contracting) -Mach 1 Chassis Bonuses: Mark Smith ($250 USD from Mach 1), Jeff Cook & Coleman Gulick ($100 USD each from Mach 1) -Top Eagle Chassis: Steve Poirier ($100 USD from Mike Emhof Motorsports)

Qualifications Flight 1 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland ON – 13.633; 2. 35 Jared Zimbardi – Bradford PA – 13.656; 3. Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Rockwall TX – 13.762; 4. 77x Alex Hill – Six Nations ON – 13.834; 5. 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre ON – 13.883; 6. 28fm Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC – 13.933; 7. 45 Chuck Hebing – Ontario NY – 13.958; 8. 23 Devon Dobie – Wapakoneta OH – 13.963; 9. 87 Jason Barney – Brewerton NY – 14.008; 10. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland ON – 14.056; 11. 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre ON – 14.100; 12. 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle ON – 14.201; 13. 56 Billy VanInwegen – Sparrowbush NY – 14.241; 14. 1 Holly Porter – Dorchester ON – 14.411; 15. 67 Pete Richardson – Vernon NY – 14.463; 16. 18 Ryan Susice – Ransomville NY – 14.471; 17. 9b Scott Burk – Charing Cross ON – 14.551; 18. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne ON – 14.651; 19. 15sos Mike Ferrell – London ON – 14.687; 20. 13 Keith Granholm – Syracuse NY – 14.699; 21. 2 Dave Axton – Port Byron NY – 14.839; 22. 1c Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville ON – NT

Qualifications Flight 2 1. 67x Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo IN – 13.701; 2. 55 Mark Smith – Sunbury PA – 13.782; 3. 14 Coleman Gulick – Chenango Forks NY – 13.836; 4. 17x Mack DeMan – Toronto ON – 13.881; 5. 85 Dustin Daggett – Portland MI – 13.917; 6. 28 Jordan Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil QC – 13.965; 7. 98 Joe Trenca – Clay NY – 13.982; 8. 17 Jared Horstman – Cloverdale OH – 14.071; 9. 28f Davie Franek – Wantage NJ – 14.081; 10. 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford ON – 14.130; 11. 28g Phil Gressman – Fremont OH – 14.159; 12. 79 Jordan Thomas – Harding PA – 14.172; 13. 90 Matt Tanner – Stephentown NY – 14.223; 14. 3 Denny Peebles – Lowville NY – 14.229; 15. 19k Paul Kinney – Durhamville NY – 14.278; 16. 55t Mike Thorne – Caledonia ON – 14.335; 17. 33 Danny Varin – Sharon Springs NY – 14.479; 18. 110 Jake Brown – Brantford ON – 14.613; 19. 18x Josh Shantz – St. Agatha ON – 14.682; 20. 5c Conor Mahoney – Hamilton ON – 14.734; 21. 44 Barry Dunn – Aylmer ON – 14.983; 22. 16L Roger Levesque – Bath ON – 15.195

Qualifications Flight 3 1. 17h Max Stambaugh – Lima OH – 14.033; 2. 22p Jonathan Preston – Romulus NY – 14.070; 3. 56n Dain Naida – Adrian MI – 14.079; 4. 53 Shawn Donath – Syracuse NY – 14.120; 5. 28h Hud Horton – Germantown OH – 14.152; 6. 0 Mike Kruchka – Hamilton ON – 14.157; 7. 10c Jeff Cook – Antwerp NY – 14.287; 8. 14h Jim Huppunen – Welland ON – 14.305; 9. 47 Kyle Drum – Wayland NY – 14.312; 10. 49 Scott Kreutter – Cowlesville NY – 14.327; 11. 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken ON – 14.386; 12. 54jr Steven Hutchinson Jr. – Oswego NY – 14.495; 13. 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre ON – 14.525; 14. 10h Kelly Hebing – Ontario NY – 14.592; 15. 80 Chris Steele – St. Catharines ON – 14.611; 16. 121 Steve Glover – Ontario NY – 14.652; 17. 88c Chad Miller – Amsterdam NY – 14.715; 18. 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne ON – 14.774; 19. 0c Cole Macdonald – Waterdown ON – 14.930; 20. 18s Michael Summers – Warsaw IN – 15.604; 21. 30 Scott Goodrich – Middletown NY – 15.616

Heat Race 1 (Started) 10 laps – NT 1. 45 Chuck Hebing (1), 2. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (3), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4), / 4. 97 Cory Turner (2), 5. 87 Jason Barney (5), 6. 56 Billy VanInwegen (7), 7. 91 Ryan Turner (6), 8. 67 Pete Richardson (8), 9. 9b Scott Burk (9), 10. 15sos Mike Ferrell (10), 11. 2 Dave Axton (11)

Heat Race 2 (Started) 10 laps – NT 1. 23 Devon Dobie (1), 2. 28fm Steve Poirier (2), 3. 35 Jared Zimbardi (4), / 4. 77x Alex Hill (3), 5. 9 Steve Lyons (6), 6. 87x Shone Evans (5), 7. 18 Ryan Susice (8), 8. 13 Keith Granholm (10), 9. 5d Jacob Dykstra (9), 10. 1 Holly Porter (7), 11. 1c Ryan Hunsinger (11)

Heat Race 3 (Started) 10 laps – 2:20.757 1. 67x Parker Price-Miller (4), 2. 28f Davie Franek (5), 3. 85 Dustin Daggett (2), / 4. 28g Phil Gressman (6), 5. 98 Joe Trenca (1), 6. 14 Coleman Gulick (3), 7. 19k Paul Kinney (8), 8. 90 Matt Tanner (7), 9. 33 Danny Varin (9), 10. 18x Josh Shantz (10), 11. DNF 16L Roger Levesque (11)

Heat Race 4 (Started) 10 laps – 2:25.222 1. 17x Mack DeMan (3), 2. 28 Jordan Poirier (2), 3. 55 Mark Smith (4), / 4. 17 Jared Horstman (1), 5. 79 Jordan Thomas (6), 6. 10 Mitch Brown (5), 7. 110 Jake Brown (9), 8. 55t Mike Thorne (8), 9. 3 Denny Peebles (7), 10. 5c Conor Mahoney (10), 11. 44 Barry Dunn (11)

Heat Race 5 (Started) 10 laps – NT 1. 56n Dain Naida (3), 2. 17h Max Stambaugh (4), 3. 10c Jeff Cook (1), / 4. 47 Kyle Drum (5), 5. 80 Chris Steele (8), 6. 0c Cole Macdonald (10), 7. 88c Chad Miller (9), 8. 28h Hud Horton (2), 9. 11 Jamie Turner (7), 10. 30 Scott Goodrich (11), 11. DNF 15 Dan Nanticoke (6)

Heat Race 6 (Started) 10 laps – NT 1. 22p Jonathan Preston (4), 2. 14h Jim Huppunen (1), 3. 49 Scott Kreutter (5), / 4. 54jr Steven Hutchinson Jr. (6), 5. 22 Shawn Sliter (9), 6. 10h Kelly Hebing (7), 7. 121 Steve Glover (8), 8. DNF 0 Mikey Kruchka (2), 9. DNF 18s Michael Summers (10), 10. DNF 53 Shawn Donath (3)

Pole Dash (Started) 5 laps – 1:13.281 NTR 1. 22p Jonathan Preston (2), 2. 67x Parker Price-Miller (1), 3. 56n Dain Naida (4), 4. 45 Chuck Hebing (7), 5. 17h Max Stambaugh (6), 6. 28f Davie Franek (5), 7. 17x Mack DeMan (3), 8. 23 Devon Dobie (8)

B-Feature 1 (Started) 12 laps – 3:00.220 1. 77x Alex Hill (1), 2. 87 Jason Barney (4), / 3. 97 Cory Turner (3), 4. 56 Billy VanInwegen (5), 5. 18 Ryan Susice (7), 6. 9 Steve Lyons (2), 7. 1 Holly Porter (14), 8. 91 Ryan Turner (9), 9. 87x Shone Evans (6), 10. 5d Jacob Dykstra (12), 11. 67 Pete Richardson (10), 12. 13 Keith Granholm (8), 13. 2 Dave Axton (16), 14. 9b Scott Burk (11), 15. 15sos Mike Ferrell (13), 16. DNS 1c Ryan Hunsinger (15)

B-Feature 2 (Started) 12 laps – 2:59.257 1. 79 Jordan Thomas (2), 2. 17 Jared Horstman (3), / 3. 10 Mitch Brown (6), 4. 14 Coleman Gulick (8), 5. 28g Phil Gressman (1), 6. 110 Jake Brown (4), 7. 98 Joe Trenca (5), 8. 3 Denny Peebles (12), 9. 19k Paul Kinney (7), 10. 33 Danny Varin (11), 11. 55t Mike Thorne (9), 12. 44 Barry Dunn (16), 13. 5c Conor Mahoney (13), 14. 18x Josh Shantz (14), 15. DNF 90 Matt Tanner (10), 16. DNS 16L Roger Levesque (15)

B-Feature 3 (Started) 12 laps – NT 1. 47 Kyle Drum (5), 2. 54jr Steven Hutchinson Jr. (2), / 3. 28h Hud Horton (10), 4. 80 Chris Steele (3), 5. 22 Shawn Sliter (1), 6. 10h Kelly Hebing (6), 7. 88c Chad Miller (7), 8. 0c Cole Macdonald (4), 9. 121 Steve Glover (8), 10. 18s Michael Summers (9), 11. DNF 11 Jamie Turner (12), 12. DNF 0 Mike Kruchka (13), 13. DNS 30 Scott Goodrich (11), 14. DNS 15 Dan Nanticoke (14), 15. 53 Shawn Donath (15)

Provisional A-Feature Starters: 97 Cory Turner (Southern Ontario Sprints)

Added A-Feature Starters: 10 Mitch Brown, 28h Hud Horton, 56 Billy VanInwegen, 14 Coleman Gulick, 80 Chris Steele ______________________________

Nitro 54 Crate Showdown – Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (30 Entries)

A-Feature (Started) 20 laps – NT 1. 49L Lucas Smith (5) DQ. 7ny Matt Farnham (14) 3. 1eh Paul Klager (4) 4. 5d Jacob Dykstra (15) 5. 6m Eric McGlone (1) 6. 68 Aaron Turkey (11) 7. 5 DJ Christie (3) 8. 9c Brian Nanticoke (10) 9. 70 Baily Heard (21) 10. 08 Steven Beckett (16) 11. 74 Rob Neely (18) 12. 19 Brandon Murrell (13) 13. 56 Dereck Lemyre (8) 14. 29 Liam Martin (22) 15. 9 Paul Ballantyne (19) 16. 12 Brad Herron (20) 17. 69 Josh Hill (4) 18. 24 Jeff Newham (24) 19. DNF 4 Hannah Ferrell (2) 20. DNF 51 Trevor Young (12) 21. DNF 28 Jordan Hill (17) 22. DNF 88h Josh Hansen (9) 23. DNF 7 Caleb Wood (7) 24. DNF 18x Davey Boughton (23) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Hannah Ferrell (1-10), Lucas Smith (11-20) Hard Charger – Jacob Dykstra +11 (15th to 4th)

Heat Race 1 (Started) 8 laps – NT 1. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton ON (4); 2. 1h Paul Klager – Beamsville ON (3); 3. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster ON (1); 4. 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford ON (9); 5. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne ON (5); 6. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken ON (10); / 7. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford ON (6); 8. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook ON (8); 9. 24 Jeff Newham – Windsor ON (2); 10. 26 John Verney – Salmon Arm BC (7)

Heat Race 2 (Started) 8 laps – 2:06.289 1. 4 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa ON (4); 2. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville ON (1); 3. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken ON (3); 4. 6m Eric McGlone – Union ON (9); 5. 7ny Matt Farnham – Tonawanda NY (8); 6. 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood ON (5); / 7. 9 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford ON (7); 8. 4b Jeremy Hughes – Burlington ON (6); 9. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. – Brampton ON (10); 10. 6 Curtis Gartly – Thamesford ON (2)

Heat Race 3 (Started) 8 laps – 2:06.149 1. 7 Caleb Wood – London ON (1); 2. 69 Josh Hill -Ohsweken ON (2); 3. 5 DJ Christie – Beachville ON (6); 4. 19 Brandon Murrell – Gores Landing ON (3); 5. 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill ON (4); 6. 28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken ON (7); / 7. 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls ON (8); 8. 18x Davey Boughton – Carlisle ON (9); 9. 22 Al Gilleta Jr. – St. Catharines ON (5); 10. 43h Dave Bailey – Hagersville ON (10)

B-Feature (Started) 12 laps – NT 1. 9 Paul Ballantyne (2); 2. 12 Brad Herron (3); 3. 70 Baily Heard (1); 4. 29 Liam Martin (5); 5. 18x Davey Boughton (4); 6. 24 Jeff Newham (11); / 7. 22 Al Gilleta Jr. (8); 8. 43h Dave Bailey (10); 9. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. (7); 10. 26 John Verney (12); 11. DNF 4b Jeremy Hughes (6); 12. DNS 6 Curtis Gartly (9) ______________________________

About Arrow Express: Arrow Express Sports is a sport and entertainment company that is dedicated to preserving and teaching Native American Indian sports, culture, music, and languages. Based at the Arrow Express Sports Entertainment Arena, the company owns and operates the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, and the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse. Arrow Express owns and operates the multipurpose 3,000 spectator capacity arena which hosts lacrosse, music, and festival events. The mission of Arrow Express Sports is to help children by advocating healthy lifestyle choices. Visit the Arrow Express Sports website at www.aeslacrosse.com.

CSCN HISTORY The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

CSCN WINNERS 2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA 2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA 2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA 2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada 2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA 2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA 2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA 2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA 2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA 2018 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA

2018 SEASON Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 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 and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

The 5th Annual J&J Fitting Iron Cup Championship Night presented by I State Truck Centers brought a close to the 2018 racing season at Park Jefferson Speedway.
In the Artworks Graphics IMCA Modifieds, it was Brandon Beckendorf of Danube who secured the famed Iron Cup. Beckendorf finished a solid second to Bob Moore in the Saturday Feature to win the 2-day cup. Meanwhile, Moore picked up a cool $1,000 for taking the checkers on Saturday night. On a dried-out surface, it was Moore and Keegan Nordquist who opened the racing from the front row. The top made contact on lap 3 which saw Nordquist sit sideways in turn 2 and Moore take the point. Moore then held point until Beckendorf slide around Moore with just a couple of laps to go, but the 48 machine of Moore raced back around the Danube, Minnesota invader to take the cash. Sean Barragan had a fabulous run to finish 4th.
In the J&J Fitting Stock Cars, it was all Elijah Zevenbergen walking home with the $1,000 check. Courtesy of a mid-pack starting spot, Zevenbergen was on the go from right at the start of the racing. Greg Taylor held the point for the first half of the event but could not hold off the Ocheydan rocket. Travis Barker rounded out the field. Zevenbergen swept the weekend in the division and therefore earned the Iron Cup.
Dusty Ballenger and Danny Nekolite made the IMCA Sprint Car feature as an event to bring fans to their feet. Nekolite had the advantage over Ballenger by 1 pt. courtesy of the Friday night finish, but Ballenger ultimately took home the $1,000 prize and the Iron Cup for the sprint cars. At the start, it was Michael Johnston who held the point for the first half of the race, although he traded slide jobs with Ballenger. Meanwhile Nekolite was gaining ground from the back. A mid race caution was all Ballenger needed and he roared to the front, but Nekoite caught him with 5 to go. It got very interesting when Nekolite threw a slide job in 3&4 to take the top spot, but fans jumped to their feet as Ballenger slid him back then held him off for the win and the cup.
In the IMCA Sport Modifieds, it was Rusty Montagne who capture the top spot over Karl Brewer. Montagne, who missed Friday nights action due to high school football commitments, controlled the event from early on. Every time that Brewer would make an attempt to catch him, Montagne would run a perfect lap and stretch back to a 2-car advantage. Brewer won a well-deserved cup as the slick track specialist was strong over both nights of racing.
In the Z98 IMCA Hobby Stocks, Andy Hoffman came looking for redemption and found it. After coming from deep in the field on Friday, Hoffman worked his magic around Park and went three wide several times to move forward and get the win. Jeremy Smith, the previous night’s winner, was smooth and conservative in getting 2nd place with Derek Husted with a strong run for third. Smith’s consistency saw him win a first ever Iron Cup.
It was Spencer Iowa’s Jay Devries who swept the weekend in the IMCA Sport Compact division as he was able to wire the field on the Saturday edition. Devries was strong all weekend long and continued to control the field as he ran the middle of the track. Meanwhile Andrew Harris and David Bates continued their friendly rivalry as the ran second and third to round out the racing.
In the Nebraska Modified Lites, it was once again Scott Naggatz who took the win. Naggatz has something special going at Park as he started deep in the field yet worked like a hot knife through butter to take the win.
The 2018 Park Jefferson Season has come to a close. The owners of Park Jefferson would like to thank all of the fans, drivers, sponsors and officials that worked so hard to make this year special. With the close of the season, the Park Jefferson Speedway wishes fans and drivers the best during the offseason. The track office is closed but any questions can be directed to adam@parkjeff.com

IMCA Artworks Graphics A Modifieds
A Feature 1: 1. 48-Bob Moore, 13:23.664[2]; 2. 5-Brandon Beckendorf, 13:24.007[9]; 3. 88-Sean Barragan, 13:26.710[4]; 4. 87-Curt Lund, 13:27.005[6]; 5. 25-Ricky Stephan, 13:31.849[7]; 6. 13H-Travis Hatcher, 13:32.026[8]; 7. 15M-Shane DeMey, 13:33.750[19]; 8. 15H-Jared Hoefelman, 13:33.871[10]; 9. 14-Todd Boulware, 13:35.919[12]; 10. 77-RJ Merchant, 13:37.586[11]; 11. 96R-Steve Reynolds, 13:38.631[3]; 12. 10N-Keegan Nordquist, 13:39.036[1]; 13. 44V-Harvey Vande Weerd, 13:39.150[13]; 14. 21B-Jason Brees, 13:39.868[15]; 15. M80-Jim Mathieson, 13:40.286[5]; 16. 35-Jeff Berens, 13:40.299[17]; 17. 17-Justin Sackett, 13:41.430[14]; 18. 23-Jim Thies, 13:41.559[16]; 19. 27-Daniel Loggins, 13:45.321[18]; 20. (DNF) 44X-Jason Schneiders, 09:17.253[20]; (DNS) 67-Ron Beckstrom, 09:17.253
Heat 1: 1. 77-RJ Merchant, 04:35.896[2]; 2. 5-Brandon Beckendorf, 04:36.343[5]; 3. M80-Jim Mathieson, 04:38.385[4]; 4. 88-Sean Barragan, 04:38.854[7]; 5. 44V-Harvey Vande Weerd, 04:40.190[6]; 6. 23-Jim Thies, 04:41.391[3]; 7. (DNF) 15M-Shane DeMey, 04:40.065[1]
Heat 2: 1. 87-Curt Lund, 03:49.374[1]; 2. 10N-Keegan Nordquist, 03:50.091[3]; 3. 15H-Jared Hoefelman, 03:51.144[2]; 4. 96R-Steve Reynolds, 03:52.706[4]; 5. 17-Justin Sackett, 03:54.298[5]; 6. 35-Jeff Berens, 03:55.203[6]; 7. 44X-Jason Schneiders, 03:57.486[7]
Heat 3: 1. 13H-Travis Hatcher, 02:45.873[2]; 2. 14-Todd Boulware, 02:49.076[1]; 3. 25-Ricky Stephan, 02:49.324[4]; 4. 48-Bob Moore, 02:50.932[6]; 5. 21B-Jason Brees, 02:51.131[5]; 6. 27-Daniel Loggins, 02:53.584[3]; 7. 67-Ron Beckstrom, 02:58.203[7]
IMCA J&J Fitting Stock Cars
A Feature 1: 1. 66Z-Elijah Zevenbergen, 17:13.381[10]; 2. M1-Greg Taylor, 17:14.402[1]; 3. 30-Travis Barker, 17:14.803[3]; 4. 41-Jason Ward, 17:15.573[8]; 5. 49-Ryan Harris, 17:16.751[6]; 6. 2-Scott Yale, 17:16.819[11]; 7. 4J-Aaron Guillaune, 17:16.982[9]; 8. 1-Brad Jones, 17:18.272[12]; 9. 13-Glen Jones, 17:19.635[4]; 10. 71-Zach Olivier, 17:18.090[7]; 11. (DNF) 50B-BADGER, BROCK, 05:22.327[2]; 12. (DNF) 196-Steven Pierce, 05:22.571[13]; 13. (DNF) 94-Todd Gereau, 05:22.771[5]; 14. (DNF) T17-Brenton Palmer, 05:22.950[14]; (DNS) 10X-Paul Wenzlaff, 05:22.950
Heat 1: 1. 30-Travis Barker, [2]; 2. 13-Glen Jones, [1]; 3. 94-Todd Gereau, [7]; 4. 4J-Aaron Guillaune, [4]; 5. 49-Ryan Harris, [8]; 6. 2-Scott Yale, [5]; 7. 196-Steven Pierce, [6]; 8. (DNF) 10X-Paul Wenzlaff, [3]
Heat 2: 1. 66Z-Elijah Zevenbergen, [4]; 2. M1-Greg Taylor, [2]; 3. 71-Zach Olivier, [5]; 4. 41-Jason Ward, [3]; 5. 50B-BADGER, BROCK, [1]; 6. 1-Brad Jones, [7]; 7. T17-Brenton Palmer, [6]
IMCA Sport Modifieds
A Feature 1: 1. T1-Rusty Montagne, [2]; 2. 13K-Karl Brewer, [3]; 3. 57X-Devon McMartin, [4]; 4. 44-Cameron Vande Weerd, [1]; 5. 28-Aaron Plum, [6]; 6. 25-Josh Blom, [9]; 7. 10N-Kole Nordquist, [5]; 8. 14V-AJ Boulware, [7]; 9. 1J-John Foreman, [15]; 10. 3-Nicholas Peters, [8]; 11. 1S-Justin Klynsma, [11]; 12. 21-Conner Vande Weerd, [14]; 13. 4S-Adam Sage, [12]; 14. 4G-Michael Guthrie, [13]; 15. 2-Keith Sanders, [16]; 16. (DNF) 25C-Cody Thompson, [10]
Heat 1: 1. 10N-Kole Nordquist, [3]; 2. 1J-John Foreman, [4]; 3. T1-Rusty Montagne, [7]; 4. 25-Josh Blom, [5]; 5. 57X-Devon McMartin, [8]; 6. 44-Cameron Vande Weerd, [6]; 7. 1S-Justin Klynsma, [1]; 8. 4G-Michael Guthrie, [2]
Heat 2: 1. 25C-Cody Thompson, [1]; 2. 13K-Karl Brewer, [2]; 3. 14V-AJ Boulware, [7]; 4. 28-Aaron Plum, [8]; 5. 3-Nicholas Peters, [3]; 6. (DNF) 4S-Adam Sage, [5]; 7. (DNF) 21-Conner Vande Weerd, [4]; 8. (DNF) 2-Keith Sanders, [6]
IMCA Hobby Stocks
A Feature 1: 1. 8X-Andy Hoffman, 20:07.354[5]; 2. 06-Jeremy Smith, 20:08.327[2]; 3. 01-Derek Husted, 02:46.716[6]; 4. 49-James Johnson, 20:09.030[8]; 5. 29-David Miller, 20:09.195[1]; 6. 011-Kent Hustad, 20:09.543[15]; 7. 31-Adam Ayers, 20:10.366[4]; 8. 17F-Nick Foster, 20:10.687[12]; 9. 717-Nick Schilling, 20:11.144[9]; 10. 16D-Paul Menard, 20:11.353[21]; 11. 68Z-Zach Ankrum, 20:11.837[10]; 12. 5-Lenny Tucker, 20:12.286[20]; 13. 28-Adam Lee, 20:12.611[19]; 14. 2R-Ryan Roschewski, 20:14.684[14]; 15. (DNF) 27-Karl Brewer, 15:51.734[13]; 16. (DNF) 21L-Ryan Leedom, 15:59.113[3]; 17. (DNF) 34B-Ben Schneiders, 08:43.456[16]; 18. (DNF) 88-WAHRAM, AARON, 08:42.660[11]; 19. (DNF) 62-Allen Hesse, 03:45.253[22]; 20. (DNF) 112-Mitch Schultze, 02:46.716[18]; 21. (DNF) 36-Richard Wynn, 02:46.716[7]; (DNS) 58-Aaron Shearn, 02:46.716
Heat 1: 1. 01-Derek Husted, [1]; 2. 717-Nick Schilling, [4]; 3. 06-Jeremy Smith, [8]; 4. 29-David Miller, [6]; 5. 27-Karl Brewer, [5]; 6. 34B-Ben Schneiders, [3]; 7. 28-Adam Lee, [7]; 8. 62-Allen Hesse, [2]
Heat 2: 1. 8X-Andy Hoffman, [2]; 2. 17F-Nick Foster, [1]; 3. 88-WAHRAM, AARON, [6]; 4. 21L-Ryan Leedom, [7]; 5. (DNF) 2R-Ryan Roschewski, [4]; 6. (DNF) 58-Aaron Shearn, [3]; 7. (DNF) 5-Lenny Tucker, [5]
Heat 3: 1. 31-Adam Ayers, [1]; 2. 36-Richard Wynn, [2]; 3. 49-James Johnson, [5]; 4. 68Z-Zach Ankrum, [6]; 5. 011-Kent Hustad, [3]; 6. 112-Mitch Schultze, [7]; 7. (DNF) 16D-Paul Menard, [4]
IMCA Fox 620 Sport Compacts
A Feature 1: 1. 8J-Jay Devries, [2]; 2. 22A-Andrew Harris, [6]; 3. 13B-David Bates, [10]; 4. 35X-Connor Brown, [5]; 5. 14-Max Bonine, [3]; 6. 03-Matt Baker, [1]; 7. 8K-Kaytee Devries, [8]; 8. 3A-Auston Honeycutt, [9]; 9. 14C-Shyanne McCulley, [7]; 10. 88-Rhonda McKee, [12]; 11. (DNF) 69V-Danny VanderVeen, [4]; (DNS) 21M-Cullen Gossage,
Heat 1: 1. 22A-Andrew Harris, [5]; 2. 8K-Kaytee Devries, [1]; 3. 14-Max Bonine, [2]; 4. 3A-Auston Honeycutt, [4]; 5. (DNF) 13B-David Bates, [6]; (DNS) 88-Rhonda McKee,
Heat 2: 1. 8J-Jay Devries, [3]; 2. 03-Matt Baker, [1]; 3. 35X-Connor Brown, [2]; 4. 69V-Danny VanderVeen, [6]; 5. 14C-Shyanne McCulley, [5]; 6. (DNF) 21M-Cullen Gossage, [4]
IMCA Sprint Cars
A Feature 1: 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger, 09:31.266[2]; 2. 20-Brant O'Banion, 09:12.330[3]; 3. 48-Tyler Thompson, 09:12.742[5]; 4. 22D-Danny Nekolite, 09:12.761[10]; 5. 14J-Michael Johnston, 09:14.056[1]; 6. 1S-Ryan Voss, 09:15.391[13]; 7. 32-Trefer Waller, 09:15.966[4]; 8. 7L-Jesse Lindberg, 09:17.955[6]; 9. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, 09:18.830[8]; 10. 43MB-Tim Fricke, 09:24.508[7]; 11. 4-Jeff Pendergast, 09:31.266[12]; 12. 9ER7-John Otte, 09:29.109[9]; 13. 77-DOUG,DOUG MARTIN,MARTIN ,, 09:31.266[11]
Heat 1: 1. 20-Brant O'Banion, [7]; 2. 14J-Michael Johnston, [3]; 3. 48-Tyler Thompson, [5]; 4. 43MB-Tim Fricke, [4]; 5. 9ER7-John Otte, [2]; 6. 77-DOUG,DOUG MARTIN,MARTIN ,, [1]; (DNS) 1S-Ryan Voss,
Heat 2: 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger, [2]; 2. 7L-Jesse Lindberg, [6]; 3. 22D-Danny Nekolite, [4]; 4. 32-Trefer Waller, [1]; 5. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, [3]; 6. 4-Jeff Pendergast, [5]

 

 

Radivoy & Pieniazek Claim CRSA Victories

For Immediate Release September 16th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations - Toby LaGrange

Albany, NY – Thomas Radivoy and Josh Pieniazek made their trips to the Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Fonda Speedway very lucrative as they swept the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series invasion of New York’s Capital District.

Each event would pay the winner $1,000 courtesy of Maguire Family of Dealerships and Mike Emhoff Motorsports. Each event also paid $160 to start.

In addition to being rounds 13 and 14 of the 2018 CRSA season, the events were also the final two events in the Kennedy’s of Troy Northway 90 Challenge.

Radivoy would be victorious at Albany-Saratoga. The Circleville, New York driver took the lead early and brought the ATOR Construction machine home with the win. His drive to the checkers was not an easy one as he had to navigate slower traffic and hard challenges from Dalton Herrick, Jeff Trombley and Pieniazek.

Radivoy came home first over Herrick, point leader Trombley, Pieniazek and 2018 Land of Legends Raceway champion Darryl Ruggles. A total of 20 drivers entered the event. The event was the second appearance at the Saratoga County track this season for the CRSA.

The Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Awards went to Herrick and the Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger Award went to Brandyn Griffin.

On Saturday night the CRSA Sprint Car Series traveled 45 minutes east to the Fonda Speedway. Rotterdam driver Josh Pieniazek picked up the popular win at his former home track. Pieniazek bested an extremely talented field of 21 drivers to pick up his first CRSA win of the season.

At the finish Pieniazek would take the win over Justin Mills, Trombley, Tyler Cartier and Herrick.

The Magsarus Ignitions Electrifying Move of the Race Awards went to Tyler Jashembowski and the Powder Tech Powder Coatings Hard Charger Award went to Herrick.

The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series is back in action on Friday October 5th at the Thunder Mountain Speedway. The event will be part of the Short Track Super Nationals.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprintcars.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy’s Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny’s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger’s Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

Rd. #13 – Albany-Saratoga Speedway (22 Laps) – Thomas Radivoy, Dalton Herrick, Jeff Trombley, Josh Pieniazek, Darryl Ruggles, Alysha Bay, Tyler Cartier, Dana Wagner, Emily VanInwegen, Brandyn Griffin, Johnny Kolosek, Tyler Jashembowski, Jerry Sehn, Jesse Pruchnik, Eric Jennings, Dustin Purdy, Justin Mills, Peter Dance, Mike Van Pelt, Luke Klob

Rd. #14 – Fonda Speedway (22 Laps) - Josh Pieniazek, Justin Mills, Jeff Trombley, Tyler Cartier, Dalton Herrick, Peter Dance, Thomas Radivoy, Tyler Jashembowski, Dana Wagner, Johnny Kolosek, Dustin Purdy, Emily VanInwegen, Mike VanPelt, Jesse Pruchnick, Jerry Sehn, Brandyn Griffin, Craig Pellegrini Jr., Eric Jennings, Darryl Ruggles, Link Pettit, Alysha Ruggles (DNS)

 

 

 

Joe B. Miller Wins Show Stopper with Sprint Invaders in Quincy!

(Bill W) Quincy, IL, September 16, 2018 – Joe B. Miller made a charge through the field and passed race-long leader, Paul Nienhiser on the white flag lap to capture his first ever Sprint Invaders win Sunday night at Quincy Raceways in Illinois. The win came aboard his own #51B and was worth $1,500.

Nienhiser led current series point leader, Cody Wehrle and Josh Schneiderman early in the 25-lap feature. Just one lap was in the books when JC Bland spun, bringing a caution. Rob Weuve and Harold Pohren brought out another yellow on the ensuing restart. Three more laps were counted before Harold Pohren slapped the turn four wall, bringing what would be the final slowdown of the race.

At the time, Nienhiser led Wehrle, Schneiderman, Dustin Barks and Jarrod Schneiderman back to green. Miller was on the move from row five. He maneuvered into the top five on the fifth lap and grabbed fourth on lap seven.

Up front, Nienhiser was entering lapped traffic on the ninth circuit. In heavy lapped traffic, Miller’s car was able to maneuver anywhere, but he had the middle to low side working best. With ten laps to go, he eased by Josh Schneiderman for third, before setting his sights on Wehrle.

He continued to dissect traffic and passed Wehrle for second with five laps to go. Miller slowly tracked down Nienhiser, and showed his nose with three to go. Coming for the white flag, he slide under him in three and four, and the two were neck and neck passing the flag stand. Heading into turn one, Miller slid across Nienhiser’s nose to take the lead.

He would pull away from there, winning over Nienhiser, Wehrle, Josh Schneiderman and Jarrod Schneiderman. Justin Buchholz, hard-charger Kaley Gharst, John Schulz, Barks and Brayden Gaylord rounded out the top ten. Josh Schneiderman, Wehrle and Buchholz won heats, while Dustin Adams claimed the Dash.

“We could really roll anywhere we needed to,” said Miller, who also won the MOWA Herb Barlow Memorial in Jacksonville, Illinois Friday. “We could go middle, bottom and top…especially when we needed to make up some ground. We were able to keep our momentum up on the top and pass them through the middle. There were a few lapped cars that we had to tiptoe around up on the lip. That was treacherous, but we were able to make it through. I saw the scoreboard when I could see Paul and we had four to go. I think I slid him into one on the white flag lap and I didn’t have enough. I was able to get him in three and we made it around to the checkers first.”

“We were pretty good,” said Nienhiser, who won a last lap race of his own on Saturday night at MOWA’s Tom Knowles Memorial at the Spoon River Speedway. “Scotty (Bonar) really had this thing tuned up. I hope he doesn’t give up on me, because I know we can win races together. We were good. I got there in lapped traffic and thought I felt some rubber about three-quarters of the way up. I stayed there and tried to pace myself and not miss that. And then, with two to go, Joe B. was sticking the bottom. I don’t know how he was doing it, but he had a good car and got by us obviously. I tried to make a last ditch block off of four, but it just didn’t work out.”

“We had a little excitement early,” said Wehrle. “We had our right front brake caliper fall off in hot laps. That put a rush on everything, but we got it fixed and got back out there. I always kind of like the nights that we rush around. It doesn’t give me much time to think, which is good. We haven’t run the best here in the past, so it was good to have a decent night. They said we passed a lot of (lapped) cars, but I couldn’t tell you how many there were or how we did it. I can tell you everything the two leaders did though. I think that’s a good thing.”

The Sprint Invaders season will conclude with the “Fall Haul” at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29. Both nights will feature complete shows, with Friday paying $2,000 to win, and Saturday’s feature paying $3,400 to win! For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 25 laps: 1. 51B, Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (9) 2. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (1) 3. 40c, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (2) 4. 49, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (4) 5. 88, Jarrod Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (7) 6. 69, Justin Buchholz, Davenport, IA (3) 7. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (14) 8. 99, John Schulz, West Burlington, IA (8) 9. 22, Dustin Barks, Farmington, MO (5) 10. 13, Brayden Gaylord, Wever, IA (11) 11. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (10) 12. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (12) 13. 0, Dustin Adams, St. Louis, MO (6) 14. 11AZ, Colten Fischer, Muscatine, IA (17) 15. 4, Bailey Goldesberry, Springfield, IL (20) 16. 1st, John Greenwood, Woodward, IA (16) 17. 007, Brady Barker, New Berlin, IL (21) 18. 2A, Austin Archdale, Brimfield, IL (19) 19. 2D, Dave Keperling, Hannibal, MO (22) 20. 98, JC Bland, Springfield, IL (15) 21. 19, Rob Weuve, Oakland Acres, IA (13) 22. 50P, Harold Pohren, Lowell, IA (18). Lap Leaders: Nienhiser 1-24, Miller 25. KSE Hard-charger: Goldesberry. Hard-charger: Miller.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Josh Schneiderman (1) 2. Paul Nienhiser (3) 3. John Schulz (5) 4. Joe B. Miller (7) 5. Kaley Gharst (4) 6. Colten Fischer (2) 7. Harold Pohren (6) 8. Dave Keperling (8)

CenPeCo Lubricants Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Cody Wehrle (2) 2. Dustin Barks (4) 3. Tanner Gebhardt (5) 4. Brayden Gaylord (7) 5. Daniel Bergquist (6) 6. Austin Archdale (1) 7. Brady Barker (3)

Mohrfeld Electric Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Justin Buchholz (2) 2. Jarrod Schneiderman (4) 3. Dustin Adams (7) 4. Rob Weuve (1) 5. JC Bland (3) 6. John Greenwood (5) 7. Bailey Goldesberry (6)

Budweiser King of Beers – Golden Eagle Distributors Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Dustin Adams (1) 2. Paul Nienhiser (4) 3. Cody Wehrle (2) 4. Justin Buchholz (3) 5. Josh Schneiderman (6) 6. Dustin Barks (5)

Contingencies

Pyrotec – Rob Weuve

Saldana Racing Products – Brayden Gaylord

Kreitz Oval Track Products – John Greenwood

 

 

KEVIN THOMAS JR. - HAUBSTADT HUSTLER THIRD TIME WINNER

Haubstadt, IN - September 15, 2018 - Kevin Thomas Jr. put the Hoffman Auto Racing Mean Green Machine into the lead on lap 37 of the feature Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway and became the first driver to win a third Haubstadt Hustler main event. This was the 11th year for this annual event which pays $10,000 to win. The Cullman, AL, driver had won the Hustler last season and also in 2013. Twenty-three MSCS and USAC sprint cars started the 40 lap co-sanctioned event. Kent Schmidt led the first lap from the pole. C.J. Leary then grabbed the lead and would set a blistering pace to lead the majority of the race. Kevin Thomas Jr. took second on lap 4. K.T. kept pace with Leary lap after lap, completing a pass with just 4 laps to go to drop Leary to second. Thomas was exuberant. ‚€œIt was an awesome race! C.J. is so dominant here. The lapped cars were good race cars. It was tough to pass them. That is the unfortunate part about leading. It is so much fun to win races! This track is where I cut my teeth.‚€Ě Newcomer Jason McDougal and veteran Dave Darland would move into contention during the race to finish third and fourth. McDougal adapted quickly to the demands of the speedway. It was the first appearance at the track for the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, driver. MSCS Points leader Carson Short finished fifth. Short earned the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger Award in improving upon a 15th starting position. Tyler Courtney, Robert Ballou, Chase Stockon, Kyle Cummins, and Donny Brackett finished sixth to tenth in the feature. Stephen Schnapf was eleventh and received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award. Schnapf brought out the second yellow of the race after doing a 360. He restarted at the back and almost finished in the top ten. The first caution period placed Chris Windom‚€™s car in the work area. He rejoined the race but found himself two laps down. There was one red flag. That came out after Brady Bacon flipped on lap 13 of the feature. He was running fourth at the time. Earlier he had won the first heat race. The other three heats were won by Stephen Schnapf, Chris Windom, and Kevin Thomas Jr. The fastest overall time for the evening was set by Robert Ballou. His 13.810 seconds lap was the best in group qualifying.

Stan Beadles of Owensville, IN, won the 25 lap UMP Open Wheel Modified feature. It was his first feature victory at the track this season. He also set the overall fast time in group qualifying and finished third in his heat race. Zach Fair finished second in the feature and he was followed by Matt Lane. The race produced 3 different leaders and also 3 caution flags. Dustin Beck, and Brandon McDowell rounded out the top 5. Lance Foreman and Matt Lane took the 2 heat races.

Tri-State Speedway will be holding the last race of the season on Saturday night October 13. If a rain date is needed it will be on Sunday the 14th. This event is the annual Harvest Cup which pays $5,000 to win for the sprint cars. The POWRi Sprints will be joining the MSCS Sprints this year to make this a co-sanctioned event. The UMP Open Wheel Modifieds will be running for $1,000 to win that night. In addition the MMSA Mini-Sprints will be racing to make it a triple header.

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

SUMMARY The Haubstadt Hustler, Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, IN September 15, 2018

MSCS & USAC SPRINT CARS (34 Entries): Top Overall Qualifier - 12 Robert Ballou, 13.810 seconds First Heat - 99 Brady Bacon, 30 C.J. Leary, 3C Kyle Cummins, 4B Donny Brackett, _________ 10 Aric Gentry, 50 Tony DiMattia, 11P Chad Boespflug, 28 Brandon Mattox, _________ 20x Chayse Hayhurst Second Heat -61M Stephen Schnapf, 5K Kent Schmidt, 12 Robert Ballou, _________ 52 Isaac Chapple, 5-o Daron Clayton, 56 Shawn Arriaga, 11H Josh Hodges, _________ 17gp Stevie Sussex, 36 Collin Ambrose Third Heat - 5 Chris Windom, 36D Dave Darland, 32 Chase Stockon, 5cb Carson Short, _________ 38 Chet Williams, 3 Dakota Jackson, 90 Patrick Budde, 45 Eric Perrott Fourth Heat - 69 Kevin Thomas Jr., 71P Jason McDougal, 4 Justin Grant, __________ 7bc Tyler Courtney, 17K Kendall Ruble, 7C Critter Malone, __________ 27 Brian Wallace, 11 James Lyerla B Main - 5-o Daron Clayton, 10 Aric Gentry, 38 Chet Williams, 17K Kendall Ruble, _______ 7C Critter Malone, 50 Tony DiMattia, 3 Dakota Jackson, 11H Josh Hodges, _______ 11P Chad Boespflug, 28 Brandon Mattox, 11 James Lyerla, 90 Patrick Budde, _______ 56 Shawn Arriaga, 20x Chayse Hayhurst, 45 Eric Perrott, 27 Brian Wallace, _______ 17gp Stevie Sussex Feature (40 Laps) - 69 Kevin Thomas Jr., 30 C.J. Leary, 71P Jason McDougal, _______________ 36D Dave Darland, 5cb Carson Short, 7BC Tyler Courtney, _______________ 12 Robert Ballou, 32 Chase Stockon, 3C Kyle Cummins, _______________ 4B Donny Brackett, 61M Stephen Schnapf, 52 Isaac Chapple, _______________ 38 Chet Williams, 99 Brady Bacon, 7C Critter Malone, _______________ 17K Kendall Ruble, 5 Chris Windom, 5-o Daron Clayton, _______________ 4 Justin Grant, 50 Tony DiMattia, 28 Brandon Mattox, _______________ 5K Kent Schmidt, 10 Aric Gentry

UMP OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS (18 Entries): Top Overall Qualifier - 84 Stan Beadles, 15.943 seconds First Heat - 41 Lance Foreman, 95z Zach Fair, 5B Don Brantley, 25c Clay Lane, _________ 62K Joel Jenson, 2X Levi Kissinger, 91K Jason Kibby, 81C Chris Cole, _________ 18 Brandon McDowell Second Heat - 32 Matt Lane, 81 Mark Cole, 84 Stan Beadles, 35s Matthew Smith, ____________75 Dustin Beck, 87 Samatha Beadles, 15 Brandon Justus, ____________270 Cody Downs, 71 Ricky Frasure Feature (25 Laps) - 84 Stan Beadles, 95z Zach Fair, 32 Matt Lane, ________________75 Dustin Beck, 18 Brandon McDowell, 41 Lance Foreman, ________________62K Joel Jenson, 2X Levi Kissinger, 91K Jason Kibby, ________________35s Matthew Smith, 15 Brandon Justus, 71 Ricky Frasure, ________________ 81 Mark Cole, 25C Clay Lane, 87 Samatha Beadles, ________________ 81C Chris Cole, 270 Cody Downs, 5B Don Brantley

 

 

AJ Hopkins claims sprint car victory number seven

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Lincoln Park Speedway provided several drivers with another visit to victory lane while one driver was especially thrilled to make his first trip to the coveted front stretch destination. Josh Litton (bombers) won his ninth feature of the season and Derek Groomer (UMP Modifieds) won his eighth feature of the season at LPS. AJ Hopkins piloted his No. 4j sprint car to victory lane for the sixth time. But the most excited of all of them was Scott Ricketts, who was able to hold off a hard charging Wes McClara to win his first career UMP Super Stock feature. Ricketts took the lead from outside the front row and was locked in out front of the 20-car UMP Super Stock field. He had his hands full down the stretch however as McClara used a late restart and some lapped traffic to close within striking distance over the final five circuits. McClara nearly pulled even with the Cory, Ind. driver when the two got into lapped traffic before a caution re-set the field. When the green flag flew once again, Ricketts maintained a steady hand out front as McClara and Matt Jordan ran close behind. On this night however, Ricketts was the top man and held off McClara by a car length to pick up his first victory. Afterwards, an understandably excited Ricketts dedicated the victory to his uncle, Gary Ricketts, who passed away just prior to the 2018 LPS season. Jordan remained in third-place at the finish line ahead of Larry Raines and Doug McCullough. Thirty-five sprint cars were in the pits this weekend and it was Worthington’s Jadon Rogers starting on the pole alongside Travis Spencer. However, the early leader became Colten Cottle as he rocketed to the top spot over the first half of the feature. He would open up a solid gap over the first five laps as Hopkins gave chase ahead of Rogers, Tim Creech and Shane Cockrum. But a red flag came out as Thomas Meseraull got upside down in turn four. On the restart, Cottle held onto the lead, but Hopkins had designs on stealing the lead as he was hammer down around the top of the track. Hopkins would make a lap 15 pass moments before a caution came out to put Cottle back out front briefly. However, on the next restart, Hopkins got a big run into turn one and took over the lead and would not look back. The Brownsburg native pulled away to win by nearly a straightaway over Brent Beauchamp, who started 18th. Cottle would fade late and eventually pull to the pits as Cockrum came home third ahead of Matthew McDonald and Travis Berryhill. Jordan Wever started on the outside of Brent Hudson on the front row for the UMP Modified feature. It was Wever that got to the front first and opened up a small gap by lap five. Groomer had positioned himself in the second spot at that point as Hudson was holding off Rob Brickert and James Walters with Jimmy Hayden running sixth. By the halfway point it was Wever and Groomer running tightly before Groomer carried some top side momentum into the lead just after a lap 12 caution. He would hold that lead for several laps before contact with Wever spun him in turn two. Wever was sent to the back of the field for the incident and pulled to the pits. On the restart, Groomer pulled away over the final few laps to win feature number eight as Hudson captured the runner-up spot ahead of Walters, Brickert and Richie Lex. In the bomber feature, Litton got to the front by lap five as Joseph Raber started on the pole alongside Chad Steinert. Once Litton took over the point, he opened up a sizable enough gap that Jordan Almanza was not able to overcome after getting to the second spot on lap 10. Litton was able to stay out front for the final five laps to claim his ninth victory this season. Almanza, Joseph Raber, David Wallen and Cody Wright wrapped up the top-five. This Saturday will be the final points night of the season with sprints, modifieds, super stocks and bombers on tap.

Lincoln Park Speedway Sprint car feature 1. AJ Hopkins, 2. Brent Beauchamp, 3. Shane Cockrum, 4. Matthew McDonald, 5. Travis Berryhill, 6. Jadon Rogers, 7. Nate McMillin, 8. Josh Cunningham, 9. Tyler Hewitt, 10. Troy Link, 11. Brian VanMeveren, 12. Travis Spencer, 13. Tim Creech II, 14. Kevin Studley, 15. Brady Ottinger, 16. Billy Cribbs, 17. Colten Cottle, 18. Brandon Morin, 19. Alec Sipes, 20. Thomas Meseraull, 21. Cole Ketcham B-main winners: Berryhill, Meseraull Heat winners: Creech, Cottle, Rogers, Cunningham, Spencer,

 

 

Cam Schafer Puts An Exclamation Mark on Season With Deer Creek Victory

By: Terry Lehnertz, UMSS Announcer Spring Valley, MN (9-15-18)

The 2018 season champion was crowned at the final points event for the POWRi Lucas Oil UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series when the series invaded the Deer Creek Speedway as part of the inaugural Open Wheel Nationals along with the Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Sprints and UMSS 360 winged sprints. After his car was destroyed in racing action the previous weekend at the Richert Memorial, season-long points leader Cam Schafer of St. Paul, MN only needed to register for the final event to amass enough points to garner his second career title. Unable to repair his own venerable #14 Rathpack Racing hot rod, Schafer relied on the generosity of his fellow competitor Jon Lewerer, who graciously loaned out his #69s for the evening. Despite the loaner wheels, Schafer looked as comfortable and fast as he had all season with an impressive clean sweep to book end the season.

As they so often do, the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car series racers clicked off a pair of crisp, caution free qualifiers. Scott Brandt claimed the Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions opening heat from the pole, chased to the line by a strong running Neal Matuska who came up from his outside second row starting spot. Blake Anderson was strong as well, charging up from seventh to third in the all-green affair. Cam Schafer wowed the crowd with a preview of things to come in the Rock Auto second heat race with a late-race pass of Harry Hanson. Rounding out the top three was Schafer's third row starting mate, Johnny Parsons III.

The Deer Creek Open Wheel Nationals feature saw Blake Anderson redrawing the pole along side of Parsons. Anderson paced the field early, but it wasn't long before Schafer found the point again. Action slowed for cautions on laps 10 and 20, but under green, it was clear this was Schafer's night as he was able to stretch his advantage while the race was green. Behind Schafer, Harry Hanson and Scott Brandt staged a spirited duel all race long. Coming to the white flag, Brandt and Hanson touched wheels sending the Brandt scrambling to tame his mount and maintain his grip on the final podium position. At the final checkers, a grinning Cam Schafer stood in Rock Auto victory lane for a series record ninth time this season and for the 21st time in his TSCS career. Following Schafer to checkers were Hanson, Brandt, Brad Peterson and 2017 champion Mike Mueller. Schafer sits second on the all-time TSCS win list behind only three-time series champion Rob Caho, Jr.

The series wraps up its 2018 campaign with a pair of non-point shows at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, MN on Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22. Prospective drivers are also invited to test drive a Traditional sprint car at the arrive-and-drive event hosted by Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday, September 29. More information can be found on the www.umsprints.com website as well as the series Facebook page.

TSCS Race Results - Deer Creek Speedway September 15, 2018 (Race #18) Deer Creek Open Wheel Nationals

POWRi Lucas Oil A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 69S-Cam Schafer, [4]; 2. 7H-Harry Hanson, [6]; 3. 7-Scott Brandt, [3]; 4. 93-Brad Peterson, [7]; 5. 87-Mike Mueller, [8]; 6. 12X-Blake Anderson, [1]; 7. 99-Bryan Roach, [11]; 8. 48-Neal Matuska, [5]; 9. 19B-Jack Berger, [12]; 10. 34-Denny Stordahl, [17]; 11. 38S-Allen Stettner, [10]; 12. 19-Gary Mueller, [9]; 13. 33C-Cody Emmans, [14]; 14. 00-Ryan Buck, [13]; 15. 2J-John Lowe, [15]; 16. 36-Tyler Wass, [16]; 17. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III, [2] Lap Leaders: Anderson 1, Schafer 2-25. (2) cautions. Yellow with 9 laps scored for 12 & 12x spins after contact in turn 3 (12 out, 12x to tail). Yellow with 20 laps scored for 19 spin turn 2. Ninth win for Schafer on season driving 69s for first time.

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 7-Scott Brandt, [1]; 2. 48-Neal Matuska, [4]; 3. 12X-Blake Anderson, [7]; 4. 93-Brad Peterson, [5]; 5. 19B-Jack Berger, [2]; 6. 19-Gary Mueller, [8]; 7. 00-Ryan Buck, [3]; 8. 2J-John Lowe, [9]; 9. (DNF) 34-Denny Stordahl, [6] Lap Leader: Brandt 1-10. No cautions.

Rock Auto Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 69S-Cam Schafer, [5]; 2. 7H-Harry Hanson, [1]; 3. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [6]; 4. 87-Mike Mueller, [2]; 5. 99-Bryan Roach, [3]; 6. 38S-Allen Stettner, [8]; 7. 33C-Cody Emmans, [7]; 8. 36-Tyler Wass, [4] Lap Leaders: Hanson 1-7, Schafer 8-10. No cautions. Victory Lane photo courtesy of Scott Swenson.

 

 

Dream Come True! James Broty Wins First at Deer Creek Speedway.

By: Greg Parent (UMSS Media Director) Spring Valley, MN (9-15-18)

Dream Come True! James Broty drove a tremendous race on Saturday night September 15 at the Deer Creek Speedway in the season-ending Deer Creek Open Wheel Nationals for the UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Series and Midwest Power Series event to earn his FIRST career feature win. The young Lonsdale, MN driver had dreamed of winning a feature for a long time, and he made the dream come true on a stage in front of a large crowd and in the process defeated some very strong competitors. The race had a thrilling finish, as Roger Crockett of Broken Arrow, OK dove underneath Broty in turn four on the final lap to grab a brief lead exiting the corner, but Broty drove back under Crockett and the dash to the checkers saw Broty win by .140 seconds! Broty celebrated his $2,500 win in Rock Auto Victory Lane on a truly memorable evening for the Midwest Power Series and the UMSS.

Another very warm late summer evening on the final weekend of the season drew a twenty car field to the Deer Creek Speedway for the Midwest Power Series and UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil season finale. Derrik Lusk of Jackson, MN came into the final event knowing that he was the 2018 Midwest Power Series Champion. What was not determined was the UMSS title. Chase Viebrock, two-time series champion Ryan Bowers, and Jamey Ogston all had a shot at the title. When the final checkers waved, it was the young New Richmond, WI racer Viebrock earning the 2018 UMSS season championship. Congrats to both Lusk and Viebrock on the championships.

Heat race wins went to Viebrock, Jon Agan of Knoxville, Iowa and Broty. Each driver earned $100 from Factory Direct Mattress. Roger Crockett earned $200 from Factory Direct Mattress for the dash win which put him on the pole for the 25 lap feature. Viebrock lined up outside of Crockett. In the second heat, misfortune came calling for Ryan Bowers, as he got upside down in a three car mishap which also involved Derrik Lusk and Carter Chevalier. All three cars were able to make repairs and started the feature.

Crockett raced to the early lead on the opening lap, as fourth starter James Broty was quickly on the move forward. Passing Jon Agan for second on the second lap in turn two and then diving low to grab the lead coming off turn four ahead of Crockett, Broty took command of the top spot. The first of two cautions flew with four laps scored when Indianapolis, IN driver Geoff Dodge stopped on the front stretch and retired from the race. At the same time, Jamey Ogston broke a rear axle and rode the hook to the pits ending any chance for a championship title. When the race went green again, several drivers were moving up from deeper starting spots including Bill Balog and Brooke Tatnell as the laps clicked by. Broty continued to lead but had to survive some anxious moments trying to lap Jason Tostenson. A brush up against the turn two wall allowed Crockett and the rest of the field to close up, but Broty was able to regain his momentum to hold the lead after Crockett tried a couple of times to wrestle it away from him in turn four.

The final yellow flag flew with seventeen laps in the books when Bowers stopped in turn two and was done for the night. At this very moment in time, Chase Viebrock was the last of the three remaining UMSS championship title contenders still running and wrapped up the title. The final eight laps in the race went by quickly and set the stage for the thrilling finish. Broty capped off a memorable evening with the win ahead of Crockett. Balog, Tatnell and Agan completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten finishers was West Burlington, Iowa driver John Schultz, Ankeny, Iowa racer Chris Martin, Ramona, South Dakota rocket Ryan Bickett, UMSS Champion Viebrock, and Tommy Barber of Brandon, SD.

The $200 GRP Motorsports/Minnesota Mafia Hard Charger Award went to the "Ramona Rocket" Ryan Bickett. Bickett advanced nine positions from his 17th starting spot in the feature race. Earning GRP Motorsports UMSS Rookie of the Year honors was Carter Chevalier from Andover, MN.

Special thanks are in order to all of the drivers, crews, sponsors and tracks that comprised the 2018 racing season for the Midwest Power Series and UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Series for the 360 winged sprint cars. A huge thanks to all of the fans that attended one or more events for their support! What a way to close out the season for both series at the Deer Creek Speedway. Racers and fans alike can keep track of the off-season news and post-season accolades from both series on their Facebook pages and on the UMSS website. See you again in 2019.

UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Race Results - Deer Creek Speedway September 15, 2018 (Race #15) Midwest Power Series Event - Deer Creek Open Wheel Nationals

Midwest Power Equip/GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 33-James Broty, [4]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett, [1]; 3. 2B-Bill Balog, [8]; 4. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [10]; 5. 4-Jon Agan, [3]; 6. 99-John Schulz, [7]; 7. 44-Chris Martin, [12]; 8. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [17]; 9. 50-Chase Viebrock, [2]; 10. 75-Tommy Barber, [13]; 11. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [6]; 12. 2-Derrik Lusk, [16]; 13. 34DD-Justin Henderson, [11]; 14. 20G-Chris Graf, [14]; 15. 36-Jason Tostenson, [9]; 16. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [18]; 17. (DNF) 5-Ryan Bowers, [19]; 18. (DNF) 91A-Reed Allex, [20]; 19. (DNF) 64-Geoff Dodge, [5]; 20. (DNF) 03-Jamey Ogston, [15] Lap Leaders: Crockett 1, Broty 2-25. (2) cautions. Yellow with 4 laps scored for 64 stopped on front stretch. Yellow with 17 laps scored for 5 stopped turn 2. Exciting finish. First career win for James Broty!

Factory Direct Mattress Dash for Cash (6 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett, [2]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock, [1]; 3. 4-Jon Agan, [5]; 4. 33-James Broty, [3]; 5. 64-Geoff Dodge, [6]; 6. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [4] Lap Leader: Crockett 1-6. No cautions.

Factory Direct Mattress/Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock, [1]; 2. 64-Geoff Dodge, [3]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett, [6]; 4. 34DD-Justin Henderson, [4]; 5. 75-Tommy Barber, [5]; 6. 20G-Chris Graf, [7]; 7. 91A-Reed Allex, [2] Lap Leader: Viebrock 1-10. No cautions.

Factory Direct Mattress/Rock Auto.com Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 4-Jon Agan, [6]; 2. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [1]; 3. 99-John Schulz, [5]; 4. 36-Jason Tostenson, [7]; 5. (DNF) 2-Derrik Lusk, [2]; 6. (DNF) 15C-Carter Chevalier, [3]; 7. (DNF) 5-Ryan Bowers, [4] Lap Leader: Agan 1-10. After two false starts, red flag on opening lap for 5 flip turn 2. Also out 2 & 15C.

Factory Direct Mattress/GRP Motorsports Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 33-James Broty, [1]; 2. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [4]; 3. 2B-Bill Balog, [5]; 4. 44-Chris Martin, [3]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston, [2]; 6. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [6] Lap Leader: Broty 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

Tatnell Sweeps Spencer, Lusk Locks Up Midwest Power Series Title

By: Greg Parent (UMSS Media Director) Spencer, Iowa (9-14-18)

A very warm late summer evening saw the all-time leading UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil feature winner add another victory, as Brooke Tatnell executed a clean sweep at the Midwest Power Series event at the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa on Friday September 14. "The Awesome Aussie" made the trek down from his U.S. residence in Forest Lake, MN to do double duty in the Protofab #63 sprint car in UMSS 360 winged sprint car action and the Vermeer #55 car in the IRA 410 portion of the program. Tatnell was fresh off a big win at the Richert Memorial the previous Saturday night in IRA competition and a tough loss in the 360 UMSS Midwest Power Series portion of that event. Tatnell left little doubt that he would be the car to beat on this night though in the 360 winged sprint car part of the Clay County Fair event, as won his heat, the dash and the feature. The win was worth $1,500 to Tatnell. It was his 35th career UMSS feature win.

A field of nineteen cars signed into the pits for the Midwest Power Series event, the tenth show of the season for this series within a series. Derrick Lusk of Jackson, MN came into the event with a healthy lead over Chris Graf of Glencoe, and Lusk was able to secure his second title with a sixth place finish. Coming into the final night of the season at the Deer Creek Speedway the following night, no driver was in a position to overtake Lusk in the standings. Congrats to Derrick Lusk on his second title. Graf also has two Midwest Power Series championships to his credit.

Heat race wins went to Tatnell and Chase Viebrock. Each driver earned $100 from Factory Direct Mattress. Tatnell took home another $200 from Factory Direct Mattress for his dash win which meant he would start the 20 lap feature from the pole. Ryan Bickett would roll off alongside Tatnell. Bickett got a strong start for the 20 lap feature and led the opening lap. Tatnell stormed back to take the lead on the next lap and would not be denied the win. The race was slowed twice under caution. With six laps scored, UMSS rookie contender Carter Chevalier looped his car in turn 3 to bring out the yellow. Bickett stayed close to Tatnell, but did not seriously challenge him for the top spot. Tatnell eventually opened up a more comfortable margin, as he began to lap cars running near the back of the field. Roger Crockett did a 360 spin in turn 2 with 14 laps in the books to bring out the final caution. Although the field had closed up behind Tatnell, he once again edged away during the final six lap dash to the checkers. A very good battle developed for the 2-5 positions over the final laps, as Bickett had held that spot until Jon Agan got by him on lap 17. Eleventh starter Chris Graf was on the move forward and was up to third at the white flag, as Bickett had actually dropped back to fourth with Chris Martin close behind. On the final lap in turn 4, Graf clipped an infield tire in his bid for second and spun into the infield while Bickett came back to edge out Agan at the line for second. Martin was fourth with Justin Henderson completing the top five. Rounding out the top ten finishers was Lusk, Geoff Dodge, James Broty, Tasker Phillips and Viebrock. Only three cars failed to finish, one of them being Graf after moving up eight spots.

James Broty earned the GRP Motorsports/Minnesota Mafia $200 Hard Charger Award, as Broty advanced six positions from 14th to 8th. Mark Toews from nearby Spirit Lake also moved up six spots in the feature, but Broty broke the tie by virtue of being the highest finisher of the two drivers. Toews finished eleventh. In non-winged action at Spencer, Bret Mellenberndt made his season debut and picked up the victory over an 11 car field.

As this was not a full point show for the UMSS, their championship title will come down to the Deer Creek Speedway the following night September 15. It will be the final race of the season for the UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil 360 Sprint Car Series as well as for the Midwest Power Series. A strong field of cars is expected at Deer Creek, as once again the IRA 410 sprints and the UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Series will join the program at the popular southern Minnesota track.

UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Race Results - Clay County Fair Speedway Sept. 14, 2018 (Race #14) Midwest Power Series Event

Midwest Power Equip/GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [1]; 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [2]; 3. 4-Jon Agan, [8]; 4. 44-Chris Martin, [7]; 5. 75-Justin Henderson, [6]; 6. 2-Derrik Lusk, [4]; 7. 64-Geoff Dodge, [3]; 8. 33-James Broty, [14]; 9. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [9]; 10. 50-Chase Viebrock, [5]; 11. 5T-Mark Toews, [17]; 12. 11-Roger Crockett, [10]; 13. 13-Brayden Gaylord, [16]; 14. 03-Jamey Ogston, [12]; 15. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [15]; 16. 1A-John Anderson, [13]; 17. (DNF) 20G-Chris Graf, [11]; 18. (DNF) 91A-Reed Allex, [18]; 19. (DNF) 2B-Bill Balog, [19] Lap Leaders: Bickett 1, Tatnell 2-20. (2) cautions. 15C spin turn 3 with 6 laps scored. 11 spin turn 2 with 14 laps in.

Factory Direct Mattress Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [2]; 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [1]; 3. 64-Geoff Dodge, [4]; 4. 2-Derrik Lusk, [6]; 5. 50-Chase Viebrock, [3]; 6. (DNF) 75-Justin Henderson, [5] Lap Leader: Tatnell 1-6. No cautions.

Factory Direct Mattress Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [2]; 2. 64-Geoff Dodge, [10]; 3. 75-Justin Henderson, [6]; 4. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [4]; 5. 20G-Chris Graf, [5]; 6. 1A-John Anderson, [1]; 7. 03-Jamey Ogston, [8]; 8. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [7]; 9. 91A-Reed Allex, [9]; 10. (DNF) 2B-Bill Balog, [3] Lap Leader: Tatnell 1-8. No cautions.

Factory Direct Mattress Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock, [2]; 2. 2-Derrik Lusk, [1]; 3. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [6]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 5. 44-Chris Martin, [7]; 6. 4-Jon Agan, [9]; 7. 33-James Broty, [5]; 8. 13-Brayden Gaylord, [4]; 9. 5T-Mark Toews, [8] Lap Leader: Viebrock 1-8. No cautions.

 

 

Shaffer wins $10K Jim & Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - Tim Shaffer dominated the last half of the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway on JLH General Contractor Night to take home the $10,000 payday to wrap up the 67th season of racing at "Track That Action Built."

It was Shaffer's fourth win in the event that is held in honor of the husband and wife team and their family who saved Fremont Speedway and brought it back to life in 2000. Shaffer, who finished second the previous night at Fremont Speedway, now has 18 career wins at the track.

"Cody (Jacobs) and my guys keep giving me a great car. Tonight I could maneuver around and that was huge in lapped traffic. I haven't been here all year and to come in and be good tonight...that's just hats off to Cody and we had Ricky come on board and it seemed to up our game and it's a lot of fun," said Shaffer beside his Rudzik Excavating, FK Rod Ends, Smith Titanium, VRP Shocks backed machine.

Shaffer grabbed the lead from Penngrove, California's Buddy Kofoid on lap 16 of the 40-lap affair and Kofoid held off Cole Duncan to finish in the runner-up spot in his Fremont Speedway debut weekend.

"To finish second to Tim Shaffer is definitely not something to hang your head about. I feel like we got way better once the race went on. I got the wing back and the restarts were killing me. I'd wheelie up so I had to put the wing forward and put it back again. I can't thank Ed Neumeister enough for the opportunity and the Linders and the whole crew that makes this car go fast," Kofoid said beside the Dough Si Dough Bake Shoppe, Linder's Speed Equipment, Fisher Engines backed machine.

"This is probably one of the most fun times I've had in a long time. Just coming to new places is definitely makes you feel good. We were good both nights and picked up from last night. Two top fives...I'll take it," Kofoid added.

Grove City, Ohio's Cole Duncan, who has won a pair of big $10,000 shows this season, settled for third.

"Tim was better, especially earlier. But then it kind of evened out there and the top three cars were pretty similar. He would just stick better. That's all we had. I can't thank my guys enough. We over came a bad starting spot yesterday and put ourselves in a good position today but just came up a little bit short," said Duncan of his Helms Construction, Ohio Heating, Motor City Transport, Eco Mend backed machine.

Fremont's Jamie Miller dominated the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint A-main, leading all 25 laps for his sixth division win of the year at the track. He also has a late model and dirt truck victory in 2018 and now has 20 career wins at Fremont Speedway. It is Miller's 11th overall victory in 2018 in the 305 sprint class. Miller was also crowned the champion of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro.

"I was actually a little freeier than I'd have like to have been but we got it done. Thirteen wins in a year was my best and we have 11 this year. It's nothing to complain about. This division is tough to get one win let alone 11," said Miller of his Sonic Hauling, Fostoria Mod Shop, Phil Rister Racing, NAPA of Attica, Reedtown Tavern, Branham Builders, Crown Battery, Avon by Angie, Sparting Underground backed #26.

The Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks competed for a $1,000 pay day and the 20-lap feature came down to the last 100 yards. Miller threw a huge slider on Fostoria, Ohio's Shawn Valenti in the final two corners and the duo banged wheels all the way to the checkers with Valenti taking the narrow victory.

It's the fifth truck win of the year at Fremont for Valenti who now has 46 career victories at the track placing him eighth on the all-time win list.

"I know Jamie and that 88 truck is fast and they won here the last time. I got lucky and threw a slider on him on that restart and I figured he was going to be throwing one back. I just hope the fans enjoyed that race because it doesn't get any closer than that," said Valenti. "Hat's off to Rich Farmer (promoter) and everything he has done for the race track. Hope to see him around more years to come. It's sad this is his last night. I have to thank the Babcocks for everything they do for me, Gressman Powersports, APlus Auto Center, Craig Miller Trucking and Pagliai's Pizza...without them this wouldn't be possible."

Shaffer and Kofoid brought the field to green for the 40-lap Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprint A-main with Kofoid gaining the advantage. With two laps scored the caution flew for Chance Morton who spun with DJ Foos spinning to avoid him. When the green reappeared Kofoid drove away from Shaffer with Andrew Palker trying to hold off Duncan and Adam Kekich for third.

Morton brought out the caution again on lap eight and on the ensuing restart Shaffer made a bid for the lead but Kofoid fought back the challenge. Duncan soon began pressuring Shaffer with Dale Blaney, Palker and Haudenschild in tow. Foos and Dan McCarron tangled in turn two on lap 13 and this time on the restart Shaffer hung tight with Kofoid and powered under him on lap 16 exiting turn four for the lead.

Travis Philo spun on lap 17 necessitating a fuel stoppage. When the race resumed Shaffer used the clear track to build a lead of over two seconds while Kofoid now had to fend off the challenges of Duncan. Philo would spin again due to steering component issues on lap 22 wiping out Shaffer's big lead.

On the ensuing restart Shaffer powered away from Kofoid, Duncan, Blaney, Palker and Hunter Scherenberg. Shaffer finally encountered lapped traffic with 11 laps to go but was able to maneuver through to maintain his advantage over Kofoid, Duncan, Blaney and Palker.

Shaffer was not to be denied as he drove to the checkers over Kofoid, Duncan, Blaney and Palker rounding out the top five.

In the 25-lap 305 A-main, Tyler Street and Miller brought the field to green but Kyle Peters would spin necessitating another start. The second start saw Miller bolt into the lead over Street, John Ivy, Ricky Peterson, Jimmy McGrath, Seth Schneider and Alvin Roepke.

Miller built a substantial lead until he caught the back of the pack on lap eight. Street was occupied trying to hold off Ivy though with Ivy taking the runner-up spot on lap with McGrath taking third two circuits later. Just as Ivy was reeling in Miller Peterson stopped to bring out the caution with 11 laps to go.

With a clear track Miller began to drive away once again as Ivy, McGrath, Roepke and Schneider gave chase. Roepke drove into third on lap 18 but could not make up ground on the lead duo of Miller and Ivy.

Miller sliced his way through traffic and took the checkers over Ivy, Roepke, Schneider and McGrath.

Fifth starting Kent Brewer drove into the lead of the 20-lap dirt truck A-main at the drop of the green with Miller, Jeff Ward and Brad Keckler giving chase. Within two laps 11th starting Valenti drove up to fifth before the caution for an Eric Devanna spin. On the restart Miller pounced into he lead with Brewer having to fend off Valenti and Ward. A caution for debris on lap five followed a crash involving Brewer and Ward a lap later. Another caution on lap seven for a crash involving four trucks slowed the action on lap seven.

When the green flew again Miller and Valenti began their battle with Cory McCaughey, Keith Sorg and Matt Foos giving chase. Another caution on lap 12 for Kyle Lagrou gave Valenti the opportunity he had been searching for. When the green flew Valenti executed a perfect slider on miller for the lead with McCaughey, Foos, Keckler and Sorg in tow.

Ward brought out the caution with five laps remaining and another involving Ward and Noah Wagner with two laps to go kept the race interesting and setting up the final lap excitement that saw Valenti hold off Miller with McCaughey, Foos and Sorg rounding out the top five.

Sorg was also honored for taking the 2018 Fremont Speedway title, his second in the division in the past three years.

JLH General Contractor gave out lots of bonuses throughout the evening including to the non-transfer cars, feature winners, hard luck driver, best wheelie and three lucky fans who caught Frisbees with the feature winning drivers names on them.

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410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying 1.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.570; 2.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.580; 3.5T-Travis Philo, 12.621; 4.5-Byron Reed, 12.664; 5.49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.741; 6.97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.762; 7.4H-Cap Henry, 12.767; 8.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 12.793; 9.1-Nate Dussel, 12.852; 10.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.861; 11.4N-Dale Blaney, 12.864; 12.39-Chance Morton, 12.886; 13.22-Cole Duncan, 12.887; 14.16-Chris Andrews, 12.906; 15.3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.918; 16.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.919; 17.19-Paige Polyak, 12.928; 18.23-DJ Foos, 12.938; 19.09-Craig Mintz, 12.976; 20.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.979; 21.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.990; 22.7-Zane Devault, 13.065; 23.27B-Boston Mead, 13.125; 24.7V-Shawn Valenti, 13.197; 25.13-Brandon Matus, 13.217; 26.9G-Cody Gardener, 13.266; 27.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.276; 28.20B-Cody Bova, 13.278; 29.4-Tracy Hines, 13.364; 30.7J-Joe Swanson, 13.528; 31.2+-Brian Smith, 13.588; 32.45-Trevor Baker, 13.942; 33.18D-Bobby Distel, 14.082; 34.35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.160; 35.1x-Aaron Middaugh, 14.174; 36.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.358; 37.33-Brent Matus, 14.650; 38.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 34.999; 39.97-Broc Martin, 44.999;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[4] ; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 5. 4-Tracy Hines[8] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[7] ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel[9] ; 9. 19-Paige Polyak[5] ; 10. 33-Brent Matus[10]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 2. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg[3] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 7. 7J-Joe Swanson[8] ; 8. 9G-Cody Gardener[7] ; 9. 7-Zane Devault[6] ; 10. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[10]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 4N-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 4H-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 5. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[8] ; 8. 27B-Boston Mead[6] ; 9. 1x-Aaron Middaugh[9]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5K-Adam Kekich[1] ; 2. 39-Chance Morton[2] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 5. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[3] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9] ; 7. 7V-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 8. 20B-Cody Bova[7] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[8]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 4-Tracy Hines[1] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[4] ; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[5] ; 6. 19-Paige Polyak[9] ; 7. 27B-Boston Mead[8] ; 8. 18D-Bobby Distel[7] ; 9. 1x-Aaron Middaugh[10] ; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 11. 33-Brent Matus[11]

B-Main 2 (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[2] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 4. 7-Zane Devault[9] ; 5. 7J-Joe Swanson[5] ; 6. 20B-Cody Bova[8] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 8. 9G-Cody Gardener[7] ; 9. 7V-Shawn Valenti[6]

A-Main 1 (40 Laps) 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[2] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 4. 4N-Dale Blaney[8] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 7. 4H-Cap Henry[11] ; 8. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg[10] ; 9. 1-Nate Dussel[13] ; 10. 5K-Adam Kekich[6] ; 11. 09-Craig Mintz[17] ; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs[18] ; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker[14] ; 14. 68G-Tyler Gunn[12] ; 15. 13-Brandon Matus[22] ; 16. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[20] ; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron[24] ; 18. 9G-Cody Gardener[23] ; 19. 4-Tracy Hines[19] ; 20. 5-Byron Reed[16] ; 21. 5T-Travis Philo[15] ; 22. 23-DJ Foos[21] ; 23. 39-Chance Morton[9] ; 24. 16-Chris Andrews[7]

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.26-Jamie Miller, 13.438; 2.4*-Tyler Street, 13.696; 3.4T-Jim Taddeo, 13.722; 4.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.818; 5.97-Kyle Peters, 13.834; 6.77I-John Ivy, 13.870; 7.25-Jason Keckler, 13.881; 8.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.906; 9.36-Seth Schneider, 13.954; 10.46AU-Stuart Williams, 14.053; 11.5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr, 14.073; 12.14*-Ricky Peterson, 14.100; 13.1W-Paul Weaver, 14.125; 14.9R-Dustin Rall, 14.136; 15.66D-Chase Dunham, 14.193; 16.7M-Brandon Moore, 14.214; 17.8-Bobby CLark, 14.218; 18.19R-Steve Rando, 14.238; 19.47-Matt Lucius, 14.282; 20.X-Mike Keegan, 14.411; 21.70-Rick Donovan, 14.414; 22.29-Kyle Farmer, 14.439; 23.5M-Mike Moore, 14.562; 24.1H-Zeth Sabo, 14.578; 25.09-Justin Adams, 14.602; 26.67M-Matt Ferrell, 14.741; 27.1J-Jeremy Shambaugh, 14.779; 28.28-Tad Peck, 14.786; 29.X15-Kasey Ziebole, 15.048; 30.61-Chuck May, 15.191; 31.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 15.665; 32.73-Joe Armbruster, 84.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[2] ; 2. 66D-Chase Dunham[1] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 8-Bobby CLark[6] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[3] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 8. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 14*-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 2. 99-Alvin Roepke[4] ; 3. 70-Rick Donovan[1] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 5. 09-Justin Adams[6] ; 6. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[8] ; 8. 28-Tad Peck[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 3. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 4. 67M-Matt Ferrell[7] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[6] ; 7. X15-Kasey Ziebole[8] ; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[1]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 36-Seth Schneider[2] ; 2. 4T-Jim Taddeo[4] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 5. 73-Joe Armbruster[8] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 7. 29-Kyle Farmer[6] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 3. 9R-Dustin Rall[2] ; 4. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 5. X15-Kasey Ziebole[6] ; 6. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[7] ; 7. 7M-Brandon Moore[5] ; 8. 1W-Paul Weaver[8]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 73-Joe Armbruster[2] ; 2. 09-Justin Adams[1] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 4. 29-Kyle Farmer[6] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[3] ; 6. 28-Tad Peck[7] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[5] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[8] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[6] ; 5. 5JR-Jimmy Mcgrath Jr[3] ; 6. 8-Bobby CLark[13] ; 7. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[14] ; 9. 19R-Steve Rando[17] ; 10. 4T-Jim Taddeo[9] ; 11. 66D-Chase Dunham[7] ; 12. 25-Jason Keckler[12] ; 13. 97-Kyle Peters[11] ; 14. 70-Rick Donovan[10] ; 15. 46AU-Stuart Williams[19] ; 16. 73-Joe Armbruster[18] ; 17. 47-Matt Lucius[16] ; 18. 09-Justin Adams[20] ; 19. 67M-Matt Ferrell[15] ; 20. 14*-Ricky Peterson[4]

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 4s-Keith Sorg[3] ; 2. 49X-Brad Keckler[2] ; 3. 37-Eric DeVanna[4] ; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5] ; 5. 23m-Brad Mitten[7] ; 6. 67-Ben Clapp[6] ; 7. P51-Paul Brown JR[8] ; 8. 9-Curt Inks[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 17x-Dustin Keegan[1] ; 3. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[6] ; 4. 83-Noah Wagner[4] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[3] ; 6. 72-Eric Potridge[7] ; 7. 7f-Dana Frey[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 2-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 33-Jeff Ward[5] ; 3. 88-Jamie Miller[6] ; 4. 32H-Dan Hennig[4] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[7] ; 6. 11-Austin Gibson[3] ; 7. 16-Jim Holcomb[1]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps) 1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[11] ; 2. 88-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 36M-Cory Mccaughey[6] ; 4. 2-Matt Foos[12] ; 5. 4s-Keith Sorg[7] ; 6. 49X-Brad Keckler[3] ; 7. 23m-Brad Mitten[13] ; 8. 17x-Dustin Keegan[10] ; 9. 9-Curt Inks[22] ; 10. 67-Ben Clapp[16] ; 11. 83-Noah Wagner[2] ; 12. 33-Jeff Ward[8] ; 13. 7f-Dana Frey[20] ; 14. 26-Kyle Lagrou[15] ; 15. P51-Paul Brown JR[19] ; 16. 1H-Zeth Sabo[14] ; 17. 37-Eric DeVanna[9] ; 18. 8KB-Kent Brewer[5] ; 19. 32H-Dan Hennig[1] ; 20. 72-Eric Potridge[17]

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

JENNERSTOWN, Pa. – After lacking the speed he’s been accustomed to for much of the summer, Jimmy McCune capped his fourth-straight Must See Racing Sprint Car Series championship run just the way he started it: celebrating in victory lane.

McCune put together a stunning flourish during Saturday night’s season-ending David D. Mateer Memorial Race at Pennsylvania’s Jennerstown Speedway, charging from fourth to the race lead in two laps and then holding open-wheel ace Bobby Santos III at bay for the remainder of the 30-lap distance.

The Toledo, Ohio native had Santos at his rear flank for most of the night, with Santos within a half-second for most of the first half, but Santos caught traffic at the wrong spot entering turn one on lap 15 and dropped a second adrift of the No. 88 Abe’s Auto Parts/B&B Machinery Movers/Rev-X Oil machine.

After that, Santos spent the second segment of the race trying to play catch-up, but could only watch as McCune stretched his advantage to 1.3 seconds inside of seven to go and then to two full seconds with three laps left.

Just after the twin sticks were displayed from the flag stand, however, a vicious three-car incident in turn one – involving fifth-running Tom Jewell and the slower machines of Joshua Sexton and James Rader – broke out just in front of the leaders and forced a red-flag stoppage for cleanup.

That erased McCune’s two-second lead and set up Santos on his tail tank with one final shot to pounce on a green-white-checkered finish, but Santos simply couldn’t keep pace on the restart.

McCune jetted out to a six-car length advantage off turn two and never looked back from there, crossing underneath the twin checkers 1.637 seconds clear of Santos in the end.

The victory, which came after several dances through slower traffic, was worth $4,000 to McCune. It also featured a ceremonial drink of chocolate milk, courtesy of track sponsor Allied Milk Producers, in victory lane.

“The traffic was intense, it was insane and there were a few times in turns one and two where I was up in the marbles and didn’t know what was going on,” noted McCune of his battle with Santos. “It was fun; the closing rate was just a little crazy at times. We kept it in one piece, though, and held off a pretty darn good driver to get the job done here. It feels really good.”

Saturday night’s win marked McCune’s series-leading fifth of the year and the record-extending 29th of his Must See Racing career. He’ll go for an even 30 during the 2019 season kickoff next spring.

However, the focus in victory lane was celebrating a season’s worth of accomplishments.

McCune cinched up his fourth title in a row simply by turning a lap of practice and earning the 25 'show-up' points that came with doing so, but he wanted as much hardware as possible at the end of the night and accomplished that goal to perfection.

“There’s nothing more special than winning and taking home a championship on the same night,” he said. “It’s honestly too bad that it’s the end of the season, because I think we’ve finally gotten the car back to where it’s been the last few years. She was pretty sporty tonight; I think we’ve found the issues we had over the summer and … next year will be pretty good.”

Santos came home as the runner-up after leading practice and setting fast time to kick off the day. He said he just didn’t have anything left after the final green flag waved.

“We had a couple shots at him, but we just couldn’t quite pull it off,” said Santos. “We were close. I feel like he and I were pretty evenly-matched tonight; it was just a matter of who could get out front first and he did that. Like I said, I had a couple looks on him through traffic, but he just got away in the end. That’s racing, though. I really enjoyed my first trip here to Jennerstown.”

Charlie Schultz completed the podium, followed by Ohio veteran Jerry Caryer, who was the final car on the lead lap in fourth. Schultz’s teammate Adam Biltz finished fifth, both in the race and in points.

Of note, McCune and Santos finished the four-race Engine Pro Fast Car Dash mini-series tied in points, with 15 apiece following Saturday night’s eight-lap sprint.

The bonus money for the Dash program, which includes a $500 bonus for the points champion, will be distributed at the 2018 banquet in January.

Must See Racing’s 2019 schedule will be announced in the near future.

RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Jennerstown Speedway; Sept. 15, 2018

American Racer A-Feature (30 laps): 1. #88 – Jimmy McCune [4]; 2. #22a – Bobby Santos [6]; 3. #9s – Charlie Schultz [5]; 4. #75c – Jerry Caryer [3]; 5. #8a – Adam Biltz [1]; 6. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle III [8]; 7. #7 – Tom Jewell [2]; 8. #85 – Rick Holley [9]; 9. #32 – Todd McQuillen [10]; 10. #90 – Joe Speakman [13]; 11. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker [15]; 12. #15 – Tim Henthorne [12]; 13. #51s – Joshua Sexton [11]; 14. #99 – James Rader [14]; 15. #26 – Jeff Bloom [7]; 16. #8 – Anthony McCune [16].

Lap Leader(s): Biltz 1, J. McCune 2-30.

Hard Charger: #22a – Bobby Santos (+4)

 

 

Zach Blurton Wins DCRP’s Soderberg Memorial Championship Finale with Brendon Gemmill, Dakota Sproul, Chris Oliver & Tathan Burkhart also Picking up Wins!

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 15, 2018) – Zach Blurton captured his second career Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship event win atop the 3/8-mile Dodge City Raceway Park by wiring the field in Saturday night’s 25-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars versus United Rebel Sprint Series feature event.

Along with Blurton, other winners of the Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship that closed the books on the 2018 championship season at DCRP included Brendon Gemmill in IMCA Modifieds, Dakota Sproul in IMCA Sport Modifieds, Chris Oliver in IMCA Stock Cars and Tathan Burkhart in IMCA Hobby Stocks.

In the 25-lap DCRP vs. URSS Sprint Car feature, Great Bend’s Blurton gunned into the lead from the pole position at the outset and led all the way, slicing through heavy traffic over the final half of the race for his lone DCRP win of the year.

“The car was perfect, I could put it anywhere and it would work,” Blurton said of the No. 2J entry.

“This one is special, it means a lot to me,” Blurton said after adding the Soderberg Memorial victory to the inaugural triumph in 2013. “I’m family with the Soderberg now and I wasn’t the first time.”

Following the race’s only caution after four laps, Blurton opened up a half-straightaway advantage in short order over Luke Cranston and Jake Martens with the latter working his way into second by the seventh round.

Blurton soon entered lapped traffic but maintained his advantage until encountering a cluster of cars with eight laps to go that allowed his chasers to temporarily close the gap.

But Blurton worked through the congestion diligently and slipped back out to a half straightaway advantage by the time the checkered flag flew.

In his wake, the battle was heated for position with Martens and Cranston dicing for second through traffic. Then, after climbing from sixth on the tenth round, Ray Seemann entered the mix for runner-up honors as well.

DCRP Sprint Car Nationals champion Martens prevailed in the battle for second in Blurton’s wake with Cranston rallying back around Seemann to take the show position. Taylor Velasquez rounded out the top five behind Seemann while Steven Richardson secured the DCRP Sprint Car championship by crossing the stripe in eighth.

In the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature, Ponca City, OK, native Brendon Gemmill charged into the lead on the high side from the eighth original starting position in just three laps and went on to capture his third DCRP win of the year.

Gemmill opened up a near straightaway advantage by the time caution flew after six laps and then gradually re-established that same lead only to have one final caution fly with two laps remaining.

The former track champion was unphased by the late caution, fending off Jesse Smith and Brandon Conkwright to secure the win. Rolla’s Nick Link put the finishing touches on his second track championship in three years by finishing fourth with Trent Gray rounding out the top five.

Ellis native Dakota Sproul battled into the lead on the ninth round of the 20-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature and then denied Mike Roach over the closing rounds to score his first DCRP win of the season.

Sproul worked his way past early pacesetter Mike Lunow and then survived some late traffic to hold off Roach for victory honors. Lunow settled for third with Troy Bynum in fourth while Jeff Kaup rounded out the top five to finish off his fifth track championship in six years.

After scoring his first career win just two months ago, Syracuse’s Chris Oliver celebrated his sixth wedding anniversary by adding his second triumph of the year in the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car feature.

Oliver raced from third into the lead on the opening round but had his hands full throughout. First, it was Gregg Schell that pestered him for the lead and then Troy Burkhart tried to work the top side of the track in the final laps to snare the win. Oliver held steady and survived the side-by-side duel for the win with Schell edging past Burkhart at the stripe for runner-up honors. Meanwhile, Dusty Witthuhn claimed the track championship with a fourth-place finish as Shannon Maughlin rounded out the top five.

Hays’ Tathan Burkhart finished off the IMCA Hobby Stock season with a dramatic last-lap move around Duane Wahrman through traffic to snare his third win of the year atop DCRP clay.

After dodging a pair of early skirmishes, Wahrman bolted into the lead on the second circuit of the 15-lapper and was well on his way to a fifth win of the season until encountering several lapped cars in the closing laps. Burkhart closed in from a handful of car-lengths back and rallied by on the high side of turns three and four to take the checkered flag by a nose with Wahrman settling for second.

Reagan Sellard bounced back from an early spin to capture third, finishing off his second track championship in as many years. Dany Schulte was fourth with Tom Reed rounding out the top five.

While the championship points season has concluded at Dodge City Raceway Park, there is more action to come with the BMI Racing Products Dodge City 200 Enduro next Saturday night, September 22, and then the return of the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars on Saturday, October 20.

Dodge City Raceway Park – Sixth Annual Jerry Soderberg Memorial Championship Finale

September 15, 2018 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars vs. United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS):

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 48-Jake Martens, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 4. 10-Jordan Knight, 5. 6-Kaden Taylor, 6. 50-Jed Werner, 7. 56-Chris Douglas.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 49-Kris Moore, 2. 2J-Zach Blurton, 3. 7-Shane Sundquist, 4. 97-Brian Herbert, 5. 33-Koby Walters, 6. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 7. 33k-Aaron Ploussard.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 72-Ray Seemann, 2. 98-J.D. Johnson, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 83-Austin McLean, 5. 11k-Tyler Knight, 6. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 7. 51r-Ross Essenburg.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 2J-Zach Blurton, 2. 48-Jake Martens, 3. 49x-Luke Cranston, 4. 72-Ray Seemann, 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 6. 98-J.D. Johnson, 7. 83-Austin McLean, 8. 0-Steven Richardson, 9. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 10. 33-Koby Walters, 11. 10-Jordan Knight, 12. 7-Shane Sundquist, 13. 50-Jed Werner, 14. 97-Brian Herbert, 15. 49-Kris Moore, 16. 11k-Tyler Knight, 17. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 18. 4s-Kevin Schramek, 19. 33k-Aaron Ploussard, 20. 6-Kaden Taylor, 21. 56-Chris Douglas (DNS).

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 01-Jesse Smith, 2. 24c-Brandon Conkwright, 3. 16-Kevin Gray, 4. 7n-William Nusser, 5. 77-Steven Bowers, Jr., 6. 36-Travis Simmons, 7. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 8. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 9. 12-Kevin Tabor.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 2. 57-Joel Lane, 3. 25-Kale Beavers, 4. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 5. 1n-Nick Link, 6. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 7. 26-Tom Beavers, 8. 22T-Trent Gray.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 2. 01-Jesse Smith, 3. 24c-Brandon Conkwright, 4. 1n-Nick Link, 5. 22T-Trent Gray, 6. 16-Kevin Gray, 7. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 8. 57-Joel Lane, 9. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 10. 26-Tom Beavers, 11. 36-Travis Simmons, 12. 3c-Casey Jo Gemmill, 13. 25-Kale Beavers, 14. 12-Kevin Tabor, 15. 25p-Mike Petersilie, 16. 77-Steven Bowers, Jr., 17. 7n-William Nusser (DNS).

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 08-Dakota Sproul, 2. 81-Troy Bynum, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 83-Matthew Shenberger, 5. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 6. 65-Kohl Ricke, 7. 8-Brian May, 8. 27g-Kamren Gruber (DNS).

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 44-Mike Lunow, 2. 33r-Mike Roach, 3. 37-Bart Baker, 4. 7-Jarett Lunow, 5. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 6. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 7. 11h-Denver Howard.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 08-Dakota Sproul, 2. 33r-Mike Roach, 3. 44-Mike Lunow, 4. 81-Troy Bynum, 5. 92-Jeff Kaup, 6. 37-Bart Baker, 7. 27g-Kamren Gruber, 8. 7-Jarett Lunow, 9. 8-Brian May, 10. 3s-Adam Stenzel, 11. 11h-Denver Howard, 12. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 13. 65-Kohl Ricke, 14. 83-Matthew Shenberger, 15. 5r-Kaleb Roach.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 20-Tyler Walker, 2. 57-Willam Bauer, 3. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 4. 55h-Ron Hartman, 5. 22p-Jack Pepper, 6. 17d-Dalton Baner, 7. 01-Jesse Smith, 8. 22-Donald Kaup.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 3-Chris Oliver, 2. 33-Marlin Hogie, 3. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 4. 89-Gregg Schell, 5. 95x-Randy Tipton, 6. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 7. 97x-Ondre Rexford.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 3-Chris Oliver, 2. 89-Gregg Schell, 3. 25x-Troy Burkhart, 4. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 5. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 6. 22p-Jack Pepper, 7. 95x-Randy Tipton, 8. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 9. 33-Marlin Hogie, 10. 01-Jesse Smith, 11. 20-Tyler Walker, 12. 22-Donald Kaup, 13. 57-William Bauer, 14. 55h-Ron Hartman, 15. 17d-Dalton Baner.

 

 

Wise Rips to POWRi Career First

Lewistown, IL - Zeb Wise of Angola, Indiana picked up his first career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Saturday night at Spoon River Speedway. Wise used a unique line on the high-banked 3/8 mile Spoon River Speedway to etch his name in the history books as the winner of the 32nd annual Tom Knowles Memorial.

Starting inside row three, Wise charged to the front battling through a field of heavy hitters including last night's winner at Jacksonville Speedway in the Herb Barlow Memorial, Logan Seavey. Coming to green, Zach Daum and current POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League point leader Tucker Klaasmeyer shared the front row.

Leading the opening lap, Daum jumped into the lead over Tucker Klaasmeyer and Tanner Carrick. After Carrick overtook Klaasmeyer for second and Daum for the lead, Wise continued to move forward ripping the top side mirroring Carrick's line, while Daum rolled the bottom. As Carrick caught lap traffic, Daum and Wise closed, and a blanket could be thrown over the top three. In a split second decision, Wise found some magic in the middle in turns one and two, allowing him to surge into the lead.

While Daum worked the bottom, a line he has used to win many races, including some Knowles Memorials of the past, Wise used his line to stay out front while bringing along Klaasmeyer to second. Coming to the line, Wise led Klaasmeyer, with Carrick in third. Klaasmeyer's second was another good point night as the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets have a handful of races left for 2018. Pole sitter Zach Daum took fourth with Tyler Barron in fifth. Ryan Robinson finished sixth with Sam Johnson in seventh. Leading POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Rookie of the Year candidate Karter Sarff took eighth, with Logan Seavey and Blake Carrick completing the top ten.

"When I went and split Carrick there, I found the middle in one and two and had a lot of grip coming off, so I used that to help me into turn three," said Zeb Wise. "I can't thank Tim, my dad, and Kevin enough. It was just those three this weekend, so tough week for them, but we got one done for them. I was just waiting for someone to show their nose on the bottom before moving down there. I got the lead up top in three and four. I felt like I had a pretty good car up there so I stayed and got it done."

"Zeb did a really good job," commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. "He found the top there early. It was a really fun race. Everyone got to look around a little bit. It would have been more fun if it was a 50-lapper. It was just a good time and a good race. We had a good car. I felt like we could have gone anywhere if the track would have changed. It was a good point night and everything is rolling in the trailer. Jay and a lot of guys on this team have experience winning championships, so they can teach me a lot. Just being smooth and making sure to finish all the races is what counts."

"When you lead that many laps, you're kind of just a sitting duck out front," stated Tanner Carrick. "I saw them on the bottom and moved to the bottom. Led a couple laps on the bottom and then decided to go back up top and drove it off the track, and fell back to fourth or fifth and then drove back up to third. Other than that, it felt pretty good. Just a sitting duck out front, I guess."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 39BC - ZEB WISE, Heat 2: 5D - ZACH DAUM, Heat 3: 71K - TANNER CARRICK

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 39BC - ZEB WISE

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 39BC - ZEB WISE 2. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 3. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 4. 5D - ZACH DAUM 5. 11 - TYLER BARRON 6. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 7. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 8. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 9. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 10. 79 - BLAKE CARRICK 11. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 12. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 13. 7F - HARLEY HOLLAN 14. 75 - BRIAN STANFILL 15. 10C - DALTON CAMFIELD 16. 16C - DAVE CAMFIELD JR 17. 83B - JEFF BEASLEY 18. 51B - ADAM TAYLOR 19. 57 - MARIA COFER 20. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 21. 86C - DEVIN CAMFIELD

For further information, visit www.powri.com, "Like" POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

 

 

Racers Beat the Weather at Skagit Speedway Championship Night

9/15/18

Alger, WA - Mother Nature tried to rob the race fans of a night of action at Skagit Speedway, but the drivers would have none of it as all four main events ran the entire distance before the weather could halt racing action on Saturday night. It was Scrap It - Stow It Championship night, and winners on the evening were Colton Heath, Kevin Smith, Kelsey Carpenter and Jon Gunderson.

The Budweiser 360 Sprints ran first on the night and track position was everything for their main. Colton Heath parlayed his outside front row starting spot to a wire to wire win, having to navigate his way through traffic with furious action for second behind him. Cam Smith ended up winning the war for runner up, with Robbie Price rolling from ninth to third. The top eight starters were locked in from owners points, with everyone timing in behind them. Price would be the fastest of those qualifiers. Eric Fisher won the driver’s point championship with his eighth place finish.

Points were tight in the Skagit Aggregate Modified class, with Kevin Smith holding a small lead in driver points entering the night. Smith was running in the second spot when race long leader Craig Moore encountered trouble on the 13th circuit, giving Smith the lead. Kevin would move on to take the win ahead of his brother Rick to secure the driver point title, with Jeff Blanton filling the podium. Moore rebounded for an eighth place finish to secure the owner point title for Louis Nutter Sr.

Lapped traffic played a huge role in the outcome of the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint main event. Trevor Cook had sewed up the driver and car owner point title but was looking to punctuate the title with a feature win as he entered traffic with last years champ Kelsey Carpenter in tow. Carpenter found a better way past the slower cars to take the lead on the 16th lap, then continually made the right moves over the final few circuits to secure the victory ahead of Cook and Jayme Barnes.

Jon Gunderson was dominant in the final feature of the year for the Outlaw Tuners. Gunderson led every lap of the 17 lap feature. Brian Michelson was second and won the season championship. Vance Hibbard came from last to take third.

Budweiser 360 Sprints

Fast Time - Robbie Price 11.491

Main - Colton Heath, Cam Smith, Robbie Price, Justin Youngquist, Steve James, Alex Lewis, Corbyn Fauver, Eric Fisher, Trevor Cook, Brock Lemley, Greg Hamilton, Michael Bollinger, Bud Ashe

Lap Leaders - Heath 1-25

Skagit Aggregates Modifieds

Main - Kevin Smith, Rick Smith, Jeff Blanton, Ben Gunderson, Lawrence O’Connor, Mel Decker, Mike Steltz, Craig Moore, Cliff Ballenger, Dan Butenschoen, Dany Boudreau, Branden Nutter, Adam Holtrop

Lap Leaders - Moore 1-12 K Smith 13-25

Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints

Fast Time - Malachi Gemmer 12.397

Main - Kelsey Carpenter, Trevor Cook, Jayme Barnes, Steve Parker, Ashleigh Johnson, Bailey Sucich, Malachi Gemmer, John Tharp, Bill Rude, JJ Hickle, Victoria McCabe, Eric Turner

Lap Leaders - Cook 1-15 Carpenter 16-26

 

 

Must See Racing Sprint Car Series

JENNERSTOWN, Pa. – Bobby Santos kept his dreams of sweeping the David D. Mateer Tribute Race alive by leading the way in Hamilton Trucking Time Trials on Saturday afternoon at Jennerstown Speedway.

Santos, the 2010 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion, earned his second fast time of the season with the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series by posting a time of 15.550 seconds (120.849 mph) in the No. 22a Mayhew Tools sprinter for veteran car owner Dick Fieler.

He earned $500 for his leading qualifying time, a bonus put up by American Racer Tires in honor of their late past president Mateer.

Saturday’s effort marked the sixth time in Santos’ Must See Racing career that he has topped qualifying, tying him for fifth all-time with Jason Blonde. He was less than a quarter of a second off the all-time sprint car track record of 15.320 seconds (122.663 mph) set by Jeff Bloom in 2005.

“We had a good car all the way through practice. I just spent most of the day trying to get comfortable around this place, seeing as how it’s my first time here,” said Santos. “This is a neat race track … really fast, and I’m really excited to race here tonight after hearing so much about it.

“It’s a nice, smooth race track. I’m honestly still learning it as we go, but I’m having a lot of fun,” Santos added. “We won at another half-mile (Madison Int’l Speedway) earlier this summer, so hopefully that bodes well for us later on tonight.

Second-fastest in qualifying was Berlin (Mich.) Raceway winner Charlie Schultz, who toured the flat, .522-mile oval in 15.611 seconds (120.377 mph) with the No. 9s Perfection Fabricators entry for John Reiser.

Schultz was followed by newly-crowned four-time series champion Jimmy McCune (15.634/120.200). The top three drivers were the only ones to break the 120 mph threshold in qualifying.

Jerry Caryer and Tom Jewell completed the Fast Five.

Sixth through 10th were Adam Biltz, Jeff Bloom, Johnny Petrozelle III, Rick Holley and Todd McQuillen.

Heat races for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series are slated to begin at approximately 7 p.m. The David D. Mateer Memorial Race will take the green flag shortly after 9 p.m.

QUALIFYING RESULTS: Must See Racing Sprint Car Series; Jennerstown Speedway; Sept. 15, 2018

1. #22a – Bobby Santos III, 15.550

2. #9s – Charlie Schultz, 15.611

3. #88 – Jimmy McCune, 15.634

4. #75c – Jerry Caryer, 15.923

5. #7 – Tom Jewell, 16.185

6. #8a – Adam Biltz, 16.442

7. #26 – Jeff Bloom, 16.521

8. #81 – Johnny Petrozelle III, 16.614

9. #85 – Rick Holley, 17.947

10. #32 – Todd McQuillen, 18.524

11. #51s – Joshua Sexton, 18.592

12. #15 – Tim Henthorne, 19.423

13. #90 – Joe Speakman, 19.745

14. #99 – James Rader, 19.905

15. #4L – Anthony Linkenhoker, 20.686

16. #8 – Anthony McCune, NT

 

 

KEVIN HIRTHLER WINS NON-STOP FREEDOM-38 SPORTSMAN RACE AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

AUSTIN BISHOP TOPS MASS 305 SPRINT CAR FEATURE FIELD

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 15, 2018 . . . NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modified regular Kevin Hirthler, who started from fourth-place by luck of the draw for the 26-car starting field aboard his self-owned No. 117 Crate powered Sportsman entry, took the lead on Lap 7 from Ken Eckert Jr. and raced off with a dominating performance to capture the checkered flag in the fifth annual Freedom 38’er Friday night at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA.

The Boyertown, PA based driver lapped up to the eleventh-place finisher and won the non-stop 38-lapper by a full straightaway in a time of 10:11.28, taking home $1,500 for his efforts.

Hirthler became the fifth different winner in the 5-years, now, that the event has been raced.

For Hirthler, it was his second career Sportsman feature win at the track this season, his first since April 14, 2018, at the popular high-banked third-mile dirt track promoted by the Rogers family.

“With the rainout last Saturday night,” explained the 38-year-old second-generation car owner and driver, “the 358 Modified car is pretty much ready to go, so, that gave us some extra time to do a little extra work this past week on the Sportsman car and we got things done, scaled loaded up and just got things done in time to get he by maybe 4 o’clock.

“We just got the Crate engine in it back today. It is legit. It’s a GM Crate engine in it. It is my brothers back up engine and we had nothing but troubles with it the past two-years. After nothing but struggling with the engine it’s hitting on all eight cylinders tonight. We finally got things straightened out. It’s legit. Not a cheater. The engine has all the seals on it and when the track slicks up like it did tonight, it’s easy to drive and it has all kinds of power. Anybody is welcome to check the engine out after the races tonight if they have questions about it,” announced Hirthler.

The top 12 qualifiers out of the heat races redrew for starting positions, with Brian Mady from Milford, PA starting on the pole. Mady grabbed the lead for the first two tours, with Eckert Jr., who started outside the front row, whistling by to become the new race leader on Lap 3.

On Lap 7, Hirthler ducked in underneath Eckert Jr. exiting Turn 2 and motored out in front down the backstretch, as Eckert Jr., Mady, Dean Bachman and Craig Whitmoyer trailed.

With 14 complete, Whitmoyer advanced to fourth-place and the 43-year-old veteran took third-place a circuit later.

With 18 in the record books, Whitmoyer climbed into the runner-up role, however, Hirthler was pulling away as the laps quickly clicked off.

With 28-laps recorded, Hirthler was now a full straightaway out in front of Whitmoyer, who was running second in front of Eckert Jr. and Mady.

“I have no idea where second-place was because I never saw anybody,” offered Hirthler in victory lane. “You had to pick your way through the field and all the lapped cars because they were out there racing for position too. You had to maneuver up high or go low and if you could hit the inside slime just right going through the corners, your car would slide up a little, giving you room to get under some cars. I came up off the corners a few times and it wasn’t easy picking a way through the lapped traffic.”

Hirthler went basically unchallenged after he got out in front, easily winning the event over Whitmoyer of Hamburg, PA, Eckert Jr. of Orwigsburg, PA, Mady and Dylan Swinehart of Fleetwood, PA.

A total of four heat races for 45 Sportsman cars were won by Andrew Kries, John McGovern, Hirthler and Swinehart, with a pair of consolation races going out to Cale Ross and Brad Grim.

“We had real good draws in, both, the heat and the feature tonight and that certainly was a help in where we ended things,” revealed Hirthler.

With 23 MASS 305 Sprint Cars on hand, everyone qualified, with Austin Bishop, Tim Tanner Jr. and Rick Stief winning the heat races. There was no consolation needed.

In the 25-lap main event, it was Andy Best blasting from the pole position into the lead with the green waving, with Eddie Wagner and Bishop, who started from third, in tow.

Lap 6 and again on Lap 7, Chad Connor spun to bring out the caution flag.

When racing resumed it was still Best showing the way, with Bishop now second in front of Brendon Poff out of Richboro, PA for Lap 8.

A caution for Bryant Davis stopping in Turn 3 bunched up the field again after 9-laps. A circuit later, Davis went high through Turn 4, caught the outside boiler plate exiting Turn 4 and flipped wildly near the starters stand to bring out a red flag on Lap 10. Davis walked away uninjured.

Again it was Best on top, on the restart, for Lap 11, but a lap later it was Bishop rocketing underneath Best exiting Turn 2 to become the new race leader racing down the back part of the speedway.

Lap 16 saw the leaders get caught up with lapped traffic, knocking out the second and fourth-place cars as a result, as the caution reappeared.

With the new green it was Bishop over Poff, Wagner and Tom Carberry.

By Lap 19, Bishop was nearly a full straightaway out in front, as he easily went on to score his second win on the tour, this season, and his first career victory at Grandview Speedway. Bishop was celebrating his 20th birthday, a great birthday present.

“If I win, usually, it is on other driver’s birthdays and never on my own,” offered the race winner. “It is a nice little way to reward myself. Normally I don’t have the best of luck, but tonight the track was really racy all night long. It got a little rubbered down and I saw Andy started to wash up through the corner and I ducked in there underneath and got him to get the lead.”

Runner-up was Poff, with Carberry, Wagner and Jason Dunn following.

Tim Tanner Jr. was crowned as the MASS 305 Sprint Car 2018 champion, with CJ Faison winning Rookie of The Year honors for 2018.

Some 32 358 Modified racers showed up to run several practice sessions in order to prepare for the upcoming Freedom 76 event the following night, paying $25,000 to the winner.

Kevin Hirthler and many other top Modified talents will be back in racing action tonight at 7 p.m. with the running of the 48th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic paying $25,000 to win. There are qualifying heat races, Cash Dash paying $1,000 to win, Schaffer Racing Minuteman 20 and THEN the Freedom 76.

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series MASS 305 Sprint Cars (25-laps) – 1) Austin Bishop, 2) Brendon Poff, 3) Tom Carberry, 4) Eddie Wagner, 5) Jason Dunn, 6) Tim Tanner Jr., 7) CJ Faison, 8) Ryan Stillwagon, 9) Dave Brown, 10) Tyler Reinhardt, 11) Rick Stief, 12) Zack Burd, 13) Jonathan Haegele, 14) Keith Anderson, 15) Christopher Moll, 16) Tom Tanner, 17) Andy Best, 18) Larry McVay, 19) Mike Haggenbottom, 20) Jeff Geiges, 21) Bryant Davis, 22) Chad Connor, 23) Daniel Leaper

Sportsman (38-laps) – 1) Kevin Hirthler, 2) Craig Whitmoyer, 3) Ken Eckert Jr., 4) Brian Mady, 5) Dylan Swinehart, 6) Ryan Beltz, 7) Dean Bachman, 8) John McGovern, 9) Andrew Kries, 10) Billy Osmun III, 11) Mark Kemmerer, 12) Brad Grim, 13) Mike Kellner, 14) Nate Klinger, 15) Jim Housworth, 16) Brian Hirthler, 17) Louden Reimert, 18) Mike Lisowski, 19) Cale Ross, 20) Brad Arnold, 21) Lex Shive, 22) Mike Mammana, 23) Ryan Higgs, 24) Ryan Lilick, 25) Jesse Landis, 26) Brad Brightbill

Racing action is set for tonight, Saturday, at 7 p.m. with the running of the 48th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic paying $25,000 to win. There are qualifying heat races, Cash Dash paying $1,000 to win, Schaffer Racing Minuteman 20 and THEN the Freedom 76.

 

 

Mintz wraps up third All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
 

FREMONT, Ohio - Gibsonburg, Ohio's Craig Mintz wrapped up his third All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics championship by simply taking the green flag at Fremont Speedway Friday, Sept. 14.

Mintz, who the week prior took his third Fremont Speedway track title, tangled with another car early while battling for fourth but still came back from the tail to finish 12th in the A-main and earn the $10,000 FAST championship.

"I just drive the race car, these guys behind me make it happen. The RPM Chassis, Elite Wings, Kistler Engines...you put those three together and it's a pretty good deal," said Mintz beside his Eagle Ignition Leads, Real Geese Decoys, Design Graphics Group, KS Sales & Service, Anjulina's Banquet and Catering, Linder's Speed Equipment backed machine.

But, it was "The Wild Child" Jac Haudenschild of Wooster, Ohio, who took the 30-lap $3,000 feature win, his fourth career win at Fremont Speedway.

A crowd favorite, Haudenschild, a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, had to hold off last year's opening night Jim Ford Classic winner Tim Shaffer who had charged from 16th starting spot. An fuel stop with four laps to go put Shaffer right on Haudenschild's rear bumper but the 60-year-old veteran hit his marks perfectly to take home the win at "The Track That Action Built" on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night.

"I can't remember when the last time I won at Fremont. We won an All Star show this year and now this and it helps a ton. I saw the 49 started about last and was second so I knew he was on it. When things are working good like this it's still fun. I have to thank all my sponsors; if it wasn't for them we couldn't do this deal," Haudenschild said beside his Southern Pacific Farms, Whistle Stop Bar and Grill, Finzer Farms, Ron Jacobs Trucking, Triple X Race Company, Performance Foot and Ankle backed #3.

Haudenschild and Stuart Brubaker brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature but before a lap could be completed Chance Morton, making his winged sprint car debut, spun. On the second attempt at a start Brubaker grabbed the lead over Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs, Mintz, Buddy Kofoid, Travis Philo and Dan McCarron.

With three laps scored Nate Dussel spun with the restart order Brubaker, Haudenschild, Jacobs, Mintz, Kofoid, Philo. Disaster struck on lap six for Brubaker who stopped on the speedway, handing the lead to Haudenschild. With seven laps scored DJ Foos took a wild flip in turn three and was uninjured while Mintz and Philo tangled battling for fourth with Mintz coming to a stop. On the restart Haudenschild pulled away from Jacobs, Kofoid, Philo and Cap Henry.

By lap 10 the car on the move was Shaffer who had moved from 16th to sixth. Haudenschild encountered heavy lapped traffic by the 13th circuit allowing Jacobs to close with Kofoid, Shaffer and Henry in tow. Shaffer took third at the half way point and with eight laps to go leader Haudenschild was struggling with lapped traffic allowing Jacobs to close once again.

Morton spun with seven laps to go, giving Haudenschild a clear track. On the restart Shaffer took second from Jacobs and closed quickly on Haudenschild. Once Haudenschild got his rhythm he pulled away from Shaffer with Jacobs, Kofoid, Henry and Philo giving chase.

With just four laps to go Dussel brought out the caution, necessitating a fuel stop. When the race resumed Haudenschild had to deal with Shaffer with Jacobs, Kofoid, Philo, Cole Duncan and McCarron staying close. Haudenschild had one brief scare as he got over the cushion in turn two with two laps to go, but gathered it back in and drove to the win over Shaffer, Jacobs, Kofoid and Henry rounding out the top five.

About the FAST Championship Series:

The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.

Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 2018 All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST Series presented by Ohio Logistics, or the 2018 JLH General Contractors FAST ‘305’ Series presented by Engine Pro, can do so by logging on to the official online home of the FAST Series at www.fastondirt.com. Be sure to stay updated on everything FAST related and ‘Like’ FAST on Facebook at fb.com/fastondirt and follow FAST on Twitter at @FASTseries.

FAST On Dirt, Inc. would like to thank the following contributors to the 2018 FAST Series point fund: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Ohio Logistics, JLH General Contractors, Engine Pro, Kistler Racing Products, 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, Fremont Fence, Baumann Auto Group, Fricker’s, Goofy Golf, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Tire, UNOH, Welty Financial Services, EZ Shop, US Army, Weld Racing Wheels, Joe and Fran Darmofal and the Pub 400 of Fremont.

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads – www.allproheads.com

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads is the industry leader in small block Chevy aluminum cylinder heads as well as the new generation 3 and Mopar W9RP heads. All Pro caters to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's sprints, super late models, drag racing, off-road, marine or road racing, you can’t on All Pro.

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Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Ohio Logistics provides all the assets and operational support necessary to meet your most sophisticated logistical requirements. The company’s story is one of very impressive growth. Started in June of 1988, Findlay’s Tall Timbers Distribution Center, Inc. opened in the General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone #151 in the Tall Timbers Business Park. By 1996 the company had grown to 5 locations in 3 States and started doing business as Ohio Logistics. Currently Ohio Logistics is in 18 locations in 6 states operating over 6,000,000 square feet. Built on a sound financial base, Ohio Logistics will strive to exceed your expectations regarding your leasing and supply-chain management needs.

All Pro Aluminum Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics Points

2018 Winners

April 21, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz

May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Byron Reed

May 5, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (2)

May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Stuart Brubaker

May 25, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (3)

June 1, Attica Raceway Park – Cap Henry

June 2, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (4)

June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Broc Martin

June 30, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews

July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – Cale Conley

July 7, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews (2)

July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Travis Philo

Aug. 4, Fremont Speedway - Cap Henry (2)

Aug. 11, Mansfield Motor Speedway - Cap Henry (3)

Aug. 18, Sharon Speedway, Cap Henry (4)

Sept. 14, Fremont Speedway, Jac Haudenschild
Fremont Speedway
All Pro Cylinder Heads
Jim Ford Classic Night
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
[*] designates starting position

410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying
1.39-Chance Morton, 12.204; 2.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.204; 3.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.215; 4.3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.218; 5.22-Cole Duncan, 12.233; 6.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.246; 7.5-Byron Reed, 12.268; 8.49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.282; 9.09-Craig Mintz, 12.284; 10.23-DJ Foos, 12.293; 11.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.372; 12.5T-Travis Philo, 12.451; 13.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.472; 14.7V-Shawn Valenti, 12.486; 15.71-Ayrton Olsen, 12.490; 16.4H-Cap Henry, 12.545; 17.7J-Joe Swanson, 12.557; 18.97-Broc Martin, 12.566; 19.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.589; 20.1-Nate Dussel, 12.613; 21.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.631; 22.7-Zane Devault, 12.632; 23.16-Chris Andrews, 12.637; 24.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 12.669; 25.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.709; 26.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 12.714; 27.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.791; 28.2+-Brian Smith, 12.792; 29.45-Trevor Baker, 12.813; 30.13-Brandon Matus, 12.819; 31.83X-Nate Reeser, 12.889; 32.08-Dan Kuriger, 13.174; 33.41-Thomas Schinderle, 13.435; 34.33-Brent Matus, 14.317;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle[9] ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 7V-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 3. 39-Chance Morton[4] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[8] ; 6. 97-Broc Martin[5] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[9] ; 9. 7-Zane Devault[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[2] ; 2. 71-Ayrton Olsen[1] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 4H-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 6. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[6] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 8. 08-Dan Kuriger[8]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 5. 7J-Joe Swanson[9] ; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser[8] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 8. 41-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[5]

B-Main 2 (12 Laps, top 2 to A)
1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 13-Brandon Matus[1] ; 3. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 4. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[4] ; 5. 08-Dan Kuriger[8] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 7. 7-Zane Devault[9] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[7]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer[16] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[7] ; 5. 4H-Cap Henry[12] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[13] ; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron[9] ; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen[11] ; 10. 16-Chris Andrews[15] ; 11. 5-Byron Reed[19] ; 12. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 13. 13-Brandon Matus[20] ; 14. 1-Nate Dussel[18] ; 15. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14] ; 16. 7V-Shawn Valenti[10] ; 17. 39-Chance Morton[3] ; 18. 23-DJ Foos[6] ; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[17]
FAST Hard Charger: 5R-Byron Reed +8

 

 

Seavey Victorious in Barlow Memorial at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, IL - Taking his fifth POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory of the 2018, and his first-career Herb Barlow Memorial win, Logan Seavey took the checkers first at Jacksonville Speedway over Tanner Carrick and Zeb Wise.

Starting outside the front row to Tanner Carrick, at the drop of the green flag Seavey fell in line as Carrick set a blistering pace. Quickly reaching lapped traffic, Carrick gradually worked through the traffic in an effort to maintain the lead, allowing Seavey to close. Nearing the halfway mark, Carrick's machine appeared to lose speed as the 71K Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet by Spike caught some of the rougher parts of the high-banked quarter mile. With 18 laps down Carrick's left rear cut down, bringing out the caution and allowing Logan Seavey to assume the lead.

After entering the work area and getting a fresh left rear, Carrick returned to racing at the tail of the field. Seavey took off at the drop of the green flag and distanced himself from Zeb Wise, Jake Neuman, and Zach Daum. On lap 20, Brayton Lynch running in the top ten took a tumble down the back stretch, bringing the racing to a stop.

Returning to racing, Seavey led the field to green followed by Wise and Klaasmeyer. Daum took to the work area during the red to replace a tire and tagged the back of the field. With laps winding down, Tanner Carrick was knocking on the door of the top five. Closing in to the checkered, Carrick picked off cars until he was in second and closing on Seavey. But it was not enough time for Carrick to make a move to regain the lead.

Zeb Wise took third with Tucker Klaasmeyer in fourth. Holley Hollan took fifth, her first career top five with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. Zach Daum took sixth with Jake Neuman in seventh. Aaron Schuck finished eighth with Karter Sarff and Sam Johnson rounding out the top ten.

"It was a really good run," commented Logan Seavey. "Obviously, I've got the best car here. I just had to take care of it with the way the racetrack was. You saw Tanner getting himself in trouble, just blowing the left rear off. You've got to get through the holes really precise and if you don't, well you saw what happened to Tanner. It was just one of those deals where you have to take care of your racecar more than anything. You've just got to take care of your car and not bounce through the holes and he just bounced through the holes a little much and that's what got him into trouble."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71K - TANNER CARRICK, Heat 2: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY, Heat 3: 3N - JAKE NEUMAN

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 2. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 3. 39BC - ZEB WISE 4. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 5. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 6. 5D - ZACH DAUM 7. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 8. 53 - AARON SCHUCK 9. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 10. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 11. 79 - BLAKE CARRICK 12. 57 - MARIA COFER 13. 91 - DANIEL ROBINSON 14. 16C - DAVE CAMFIELD, JR. 15. 1K - BRAYTON LYNCH 16. 86C - DEVIN CAMFIELD 17. 40 - ANDY HUSTON 18. 3B - SHELBY BOSIE 19. 3W - BRANDON WAELTI 20. 83B - JEFF BEASLEY 21. 10C - DALTON CAMFIELD 22. 5T - PRESLEY TRUEDSON 23. 97A - AUSTIN O'DELL 24. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 25. 23 - PATRICK RYAN

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Jac Haudenschild wins Jim Ford Classic opener at Fremont Speedway; Craig Mintz wraps up 2018 FAST 410 title

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 Contact: Brian Liskai liskai2x@roadrunner.com

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio - It's been a very long time since "The Wild Child" Jac Haudenschild visited victory lane at Fremont Speedway. The 60-year-old hall-of-famer did just that Friday, Sept. 14 to open the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night.

A crowd favorite, Haudenschild, from Wooster, Ohio, had to hold off last year's opening night Jim Ford Classic winner Tim Shaffer who had charged from 16th starting spot. An fuel stop with four laps to go put Shaffer right on Haudenschild's rear bumper but the veteran hit his marks perfectly to take home the $3,000 payday and his fourth career win at "The Track That Action Built."

"I can't remember when the last time I won at Fremont. We won an All Star show this year and now this and it helps a ton. I saw the 49 started about last and was second so I knew he was on it. When things are working good like this it's still fun. I have to thank all my sponsors; if it wasn't for them we couldn't do this deal," Haudenschild said beside his Southern Pacific Farms, Whistle Stop Bar and Grill, Finzer Farms, Ron Jacobs Trucking, Triple X Race Company, Performance Foot and Ankle backed #3.

By taking the green flag Gibsonburg, Ohio's Craig Mintz earned his third championship and the $10,000 payday for the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics. Mintz also earned his third career Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Fremont Speedway track championship.

"I just drive the race car, these guys behind me make it happen. The RPM Chassis, Elite Wings, Kistler Engines...you put those three together and it's a pretty good deal," said Mintz of his titles.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 sprint A-main came down to the last corner of the last lap and Fremont's Paul Weaver used a lapped car as a pick to take the $1,000 win from race long leader Kyle Peters. It was Weaver's second win of the year at Fremont Speedway and his eighth overall victory of 2018. Weaver now sits seventh on the track's all-time win list with 47 career feature wins.

"He (Peters) did the right move. I was going to haul it in there...I wasn't going to wreck him. When he decided to go to the bottom I thought hopefully he comes to a stop and I kept my momentum and it worked," said Weaver adding his 10-year-old race shows came apart and the heal kept getting hung up on the brake pedal.

"I have to thank Daryl Schiets, and Bob Hampshire and Dave Rice...if it wasn't for them I wouldn't be here," added Weaver beside his Hampshire Racing Engines, M&L Excavating, Weaver Performance Center, Schiets Motorsports, Seagate Sandblasting, Miller Rigging backed machine.

Fremont, Ohio's John Ivy was also honored for his third career 305 sprint Fremont Speedway track champion. It is Ivy's seventh overall track title as he has three 410 sprint championships and a dirt truck title as well.

Woodville, Ohio's Troy Hahn made is debut in the McCullough Industries Limited Late Models a night to remember at Fremont Speedway as he scored his first career victory.

"This one is for my uncle Bill (Hahn, a former track champion). He got us all into this a long time ago. He's in the hall of fame here. There's a lot of parts and pieces on this car from his old car and I put one of Kenny Hahn's cars back together. This means a lot to the Hahn family. We specifically built this car for this track. I have to thank Rich Farmer for everything he has done for the late models and I now he's planning on retiring but I hope they continue this deal...there's more guys interested in the division," said Hahn beside his L&K Truck and Auto, High Side Design, Wojo's Heating & Air Conditioning, Fremont Chiropractic, Key Realty backed #20.

Fremont, Ohio's Dustin Keegan was recognized for winning the late model track championship to go with his 2017 dirt truck title at Fremont Speedway.

Haudenschild and Stuart Brubaker brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 sprint feature but before a lap could be completed Chance Morton, making his winged sprint car debut, spun. On the second attempt at a start Brubaker grabbed the lead over Haudenschild, Lee Jacobs, Mintz, Buddy Kofoid, Travis Philo and Dan McCarron.

With three laps scored Nate Dussel spun with the restart order Brubaker, Haudenschild, Jacobs, Mintz, Kofoid, Philo. Disaster struck on lap six for Brubaker who stopped on the speedway, handing the lead to Haudenschild. With seven laps scored DJ Foos took a wild flip in turn three and was uninjured while Mintz and Philo tangled battling for fourth with Mintz coming to a stop. On the restart Haudenschild pulled away from Jacobs, Kofoid, Philo and Cap Henry.

By lap 10 the car on the move was Shaffer who had moved from 16th to sixth. Haudenschild encountered heavy lapped traffic by the 13th circuit allowing Jacobs to close with Kofoid, Shaffer and Henry in tow. Shaffer took third at the half way point and with eight laps to go leader Haudenschild was struggling with lapped traffic allowing Jacobs to close once again.

Morton spun with seven laps to go, giving Haudenschild a clear track. On the restart Shaffer took second from Jacobs and closed quickly on Haudenschild. Once Haudenschild got his rhythm he pulled away from Shaffer with Jacobs, Kofoid, Henry and Philo giving chase.

With just four laps to go Dussel brought out the caution, necessitating a fuel stop. When the race resumed Haudenschild had to deal with Shaffer with Jacobs, Kofoid, Philo, Cole Duncan and McCarron staying close. Haudenschild had one brief scare as he got over the cushion in turn two with two laps to go, but gathered it back in and drove to the win over Shaffer, Jacobs, Kofoid and Henry rounding out the top five.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature, Tyler Street and Peters paced the field with Peters grabbing the lead over Street, Weaver, Jamie Miller, John Ivy and Alvin Roepke. Peters and Street battled had for the lead until Chase Dunham had a front end break and hit the front stretch wall. On the restart Peters and Street resumed their battle with Weaver, Miller and Ivy staying close.

Mike Keegan coasted to a stop with six laps scored and when the green flew it was a five car battle for the lead involving Peters, Street, Weaver, Miller and Ivy. Joe Armbruster spun with nine laps scored and on the restart Justin Adams got side ways. A lap later and Jordan Ryan took a tumble in turn one and was uninjured. When the green flew Peters and Street continued to fight for the lead while Weaver and Miller ran nose to tail for third and fourth.

Peters and Street raced side by side from lap 12 to lap 17 when Weaver joined in the battle. Those three put on quite the performance as they entered lapped traffic with three laps to go. Weaver took second on lap 23 and closed on Peters who was trying to navigate through the traffic. After taking the white flag Peters drove into turn three and tried to block Weaver on the bottom but lapped cars slowed his momentum and Weaver blasted to the outside and took the lead exiting turn four and drove to the win over Peters, Ivy, Street and Miller.

Miller and Dana Fry brought the field to green for the 15 lap late model A-main with Miller gaining the advantage with fifth starter Hahn quickly moving into second just before the caution flew for Josh Kiser and Jerry Creeger tangle. On the restart Hahn grabbed the lead over Miller, John Mayes and Steve Sabo.

The car on the move was Chester Fitch who moved into third on lap four but promptly spun. Another caution for Collin Shipley on lap seven allowed Hahn to stay in front of Mayes, Miller, Bill Clapp Jr. and Sabo.

Hahn steadily pulled away and took the win over Sabo, Mayes, Miller and Shipley.

Fremont Speedway will wrap up the 2018 season Saturday, Sept. 15 with the 11th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic paying the 410 feature winner $10,000. The 305 sprints and Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks will also be in action.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

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410 Sprints - Fort Ball Pizza Palace

Qualifying 1.39-Chance Morton, 12.204; 2.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.204; 3.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.215; 4.3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.218; 5.22-Cole Duncan, 12.233; 6.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.246; 7.5-Byron Reed, 12.268; 8.49X-Tim Shaffer, 12.282; 9.09-Craig Mintz, 12.284; 10.23-DJ Foos, 12.293; 11.11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.372; 12.5T-Travis Philo, 12.451; 13.22M-Dan McCarron, 12.472; 14.7V-Shawn Valenti, 12.486; 15.71-Ayrton Olsen, 12.490; 16.4H-Cap Henry, 12.545; 17.7J-Joe Swanson, 12.557; 18.97-Broc Martin, 12.566; 19.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.589; 20.1-Nate Dussel, 12.613; 21.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.631; 22.7-Zane Devault, 12.632; 23.16-Chris Andrews, 12.637; 24.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 12.669; 25.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.709; 26.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 12.714; 27.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.791; 28.2+-Brian Smith, 12.792; 29.45-Trevor Baker, 12.813; 30.13-Brandon Matus, 12.819; 31.83X-Nate Reeser, 12.889; 32.08-Dan Kuriger, 13.174; 33.41-Thomas Schinderle, 13.435; 34.33-Brent Matus, 14.317;

Heat 1 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 09-Craig Mintz[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[1] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle[9] ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 7V-Shawn Valenti[1] ; 3. 39-Chance Morton[4] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[8] ; 6. 97-Broc Martin[5] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[9] ; 9. 7-Zane Devault[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[2] ; 2. 71-Ayrton Olsen[1] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 4H-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 6. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[6] ; 7. 2+-Brian Smith[7] ; 8. 08-Dan Kuriger[8]

B-Main 1 (12 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[7] ; 5. 7J-Joe Swanson[9] ; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser[8] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 8. 41-Thomas Schinderle[3] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[5]

B-Main 2 (12 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 13-Brandon Matus[1] ; 3. 97-Broc Martin[3] ; 4. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[4] ; 5. 08-Dan Kuriger[8] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 7. 7-Zane Devault[9] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[7]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps) 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer[16] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid[7] ; 5. 4H-Cap Henry[12] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[13] ; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron[9] ; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen[11] ; 10. 16-Chris Andrews[15] ; 11. 5-Byron Reed[19] ; 12. 09-Craig Mintz[5] ; 13. 13-Brandon Matus[20] ; 14. 1-Nate Dussel[18] ; 15. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14] ; 16. 7V-Shawn Valenti[10] ; 17. 39-Chance Morton[3] ; 18. 23-DJ Foos[6] ; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[17] Hard Charger: 49X-Tim Shaffer +14

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying 1.1W-Paul Weaver, 13.185; 2.26-Jamie Miller, 13.239; 3.97-Kyle Peters, 13.277; 4.4*-Tyler Street, 13.298; 5.8-Bobby Clark, 13.423; 6.1BB-Jordan Ryan, 13.434; 7.66D-Chase Dunham, 13.448; 8.19R-Steve Rando, 13.450; 9.77I-John Ivy, 13.482; 10.25-Jason Keckler, 13.502; 11.73-Joe Armbruster, 13.657; 12.5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 13.665; 13.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.714; 14.12-Kyle Capodice, 13.745; 15.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.751; 16.14*-Ricky Peterson, 13.776; 17.47-Matt Lucius, 13.812; 18.9R-Dustin Rall, 13.819; 19.75-Jerry Dahms, 13.820; 20.36-Seth Schneider, 13.895; 21.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.983; 22.X-Mike Keegan, 14.031; 23.09-Justin Adams, 14.256; 24.70-Rick Donovan, 14.342; 25.48-Mike Burkin, 14.400; 26.5M-Mike Moore, 14.430; 27.61-Chuck May, 14.535; 28.1H-Zeth Sabo, 14.564; 29.29-Kyle Farmer, 14.639; 30.28-Tad Peck, 14.659; 31.X15-Kasey Ziebole, 15.221; 32.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 16.192;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[1] ; 2. 73-Joe Armbruster[2] ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 4. 1BB-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 5. 12-Kyle Capodice[5] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 7. 29-Kyle Farmer[8] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 3. 09-Justin Adams[1] ; 4. 66D-Chase Dunham[3] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[6] ; 6. 70-Rick Donovan[5] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[7] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 99-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 2. 25-Jason Keckler[2] ; 3. 4*-Tyler Street[4] ; 4. 14*-Ricky Peterson[5] ; 5. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 7. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 8. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 7M-Brandon Moore[2] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 5. X-Mike Keegan[6] ; 6. 48-Mike Burkin[7] ; 7. 9R-Dustin Rall[5] ; 8. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 4. 46AU-Stuart Williams[3] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[8] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[6] ; 7. 29-Kyle Farmer[5] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[7]

B-Main 2 - (10 Laps, top 2 to A) 1. X-Mike Keegan[2] ; 2. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 3. 48-Mike Burkin[4] ; 4. 5M-Mike Moore[1] ; 5. 70-Rick Donovan[3] ; 6. X15-Kasey Ziebold[8] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[5] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 3. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 5. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 6. 99-Alvin Roepke[7] ; 7. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr[5] ; 8. 19R-Steve Rando[19] ; 9. 8-Bobby Clark[11] ; 10. 25-Jason Keckler[10] ; 11. 12-Kyle Capodice[17] ; 12. 14*-Ricky Peterson[15] ; 13. 47-Matt Lucius[16] ; 14. 9R-Dustin Rall[20] ; 15. 09-Justin Adams[12] ; 16. X-Mike Keegan[18] ; 17. 7M-Brandon Moore[8] ; 18. 1BB-Jordan Ryan[13] ; 19. 73-Joe Armbruster[9] ; 20. 66D-Chase Dunham[14] Hard Charger: 19R-Steve Rando +11

Limited Late Models - McCullough Industries

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. 101-Chester Fitch[2] ; 2. 4C-Bill Clapp JR[1] ; 3. 20-Troy Hahn[5] ; 4. 16-Steve Sabo[7] ; 5. 44-Collin Shippley[6] ; 6. X16-Cody Truman[4] ; 7. 22J-Josh Kiser[3]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 69-John Mayes[3] ; 2. 75-Dana Frey[1] ; 3. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 4. 17x-Dave Hoppes[6] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[4] ; 6. 27K-Jerry Creeger[2]

A-Main 1 (15 Laps) 1. 20-Troy Hahn[5] ; 2. 16-Steve Sabo[7] ; 3. 69-John Mayes[3] ; 4. 4M-Jamie Miller[1] ; 5. 44-Collin Shippley[8] ; 6. 17x-Dave Hoppes[13] ; 7. 75-Dana Frey[2] ; 8. X16-Cody Truman[10] ; 9. 101-Chester Fitch[4] ; 10. 4C-Bill Clapp JR[6] ; 11. 1H-Zeth Sabo[9] ; 12. 27K-Jerry Creeger[11] ; 13. 22J-Josh Kiser[12]

 

 

MARK SMITH, SAM HAFERTEPE JR., CHUCK HEBING, TREVOR DEBOER AND KYLE WERT WIN AT BURGER BARN NIGHT BEFORE THE NATIONALS
By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 14, 2018) – Ohsweken Speedway kicked off it’s biggest weekend of the season with the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals as part of the 14th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals weekend presented by Nitro 54 Variety. A total of 133 drivers were signed into the pit area, including 65 360 Sprint Cars.

The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars headlined the night with twin 15-lap Features as drivers battled for one of two guaranteed starting spots in Saturday’s 35-lap and $10,000 USD-to-win, $1,000 USD-to-start main event. When the dust settled, it was Mark Smith who won the first Feature and Sam Hafertepe Jr. who claimed victory in the second Feature. Those two drivers will start no worse than row five in Saturday’s A-Feature. Chuck Hebing started the night with a win in the rescheduled Patriot Sprint Tour Feature from July 20.

The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks battled in their final 20-lap Feature of the event where Trevor DeBoer scored the win. Dave Bailey was officially crowned the division’s champion for the fourth consecutive season.

The HRW Automotive Mini Stock championship title came right down to the final Feature of the season. Kyle Wert scored the 15-lap Feature win while it was Matt Nuell who, unofficially, claimed the championship.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars Twin 15-Lap Features

Mark Smith and Jordan Thomas started on the front row of the first 15-lap A-Feature. Smith and Thomas swapped the lead on the opening lap with Smith in the top spot at the line. The two drivers raced side-by-side for the lead on lap four and a straightaway ahead of a three-car battle for third between Jared Zimbardi, Davie Franek and Dustin Daggett.

On lap five, the caution came out for the only time in the race when Chad Miller spun in turn one. Smith led again on the restart with Thomas in tow as they broke away from the rest of the field again. In the final five laps, Smith distanced himself by more than five car lengths and drove away to the win. Over the final three laps Parker Price-Miller drove past Daggett to take third. Zimbardi rounded out the top-five.

Sam Hafertepe Jr. and Jordan Poirier lined-up alongside each other in the first row of the second 15-lap A-Feature. Before the first lap could be completed, Scott Goodrich spun in turn two. The ensuing restart saw Hafertepe lead on the bottom while Chuck Hebing and Poirier raced for second. In the following laps, Jonathan Preston and Dylan Westbrook both got past Jordan Poirier for third and fourth, respectively.

With five to go, Hafertepe had opened a two-second lead over Hebing, who was being tracked down by Westbrook. On the final lap, Westbrook got past Hebing in turn two and then held him off at the line while Hafertepe claimed the win. Preston and Jordan Poirier rounded out the top-five.

With their 15-lap Feature wins, Smith and Hafertepe will start no worse than the fifth row for tomorrow’s 35-lap and $10,000 USD-to-win A-Feature.

Earlier in the night, it was Hafertepe, Thomas, Shawn Sliter, Hebing, Davie Franek and Westbrook claiming heat race wins.

Patriot Sprint Tour vs. Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Matt Billings and Alex Hill lined-up on the front row of the Patriot Sprint Tour versus Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car feature that was postponed from July 20 due to rain. The 26-car starting lineup had already been set back on July 20 before rain postponed Feature action. Hill jumped out to an early advantage while fourth-starting Chuck Hebing quickly raced into second as Billings slipped to third.

Hill ran strong with the advantage she had gained early until a red flag with four laps complete when Billings flipped alone in turn four. Hebing took full advantage of the ensuing restart and drove to the lead in the outside lane while Mark Smith pushed forward to third.

By lap 10, the leaders worked into lapped traffic and Hill mounted a challenge to retake the lead from Hebing as they approached the halfway mark, but Hebing held off the charge. Over the final 12 laps, Hebing was perfect as he negotiated the slower cars and held off Hill and Smith to claim the $3,333 win. Dylan Westbrook earned the hard charger award driving from 24th to a fourth-place finish while Cory Turner rounded out the top-five.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

Kacey Huffman and Mark Bazuin paced the field to the green flag in the final 20-lap Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock Feature of the season. Bazuin jumped out to an early advantage with Jim Lampman racing into second. On lap seven, Bazuin jumped over the cushion in turn one, allowing both Lampman and Trevor DeBoer to pull alongside him for the race lead, but before the lap could be complete, Jay Liverance and Jason Lungaro came together in turn to bring out the first yellow.

The ensuing restart saw DeBoer gain the lead on lap eight and pull away to a 10-car length lead before Bazuin got into the outside wall in turn two at the halfway mark to bring out the second yellow. The following green flag saw Mike Ferguson race into second and hold the spot until the final caution of the race on lap 14 when Kyle Andress was turned around in turn two.

The final restart proved no issue for DeBoer who pulled away to his second career win. Rob Hoskins drove past Ferguson to get the runner-up spot in the closing laps. Blake Bomberry Jr. and Ryan Beagle rounded out the top-five. Jim Lampman, Logan Shwedyk and Dave Bailey took heat race victories earlier in the night.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

Andy Ryckman and Gillian Hils brought the HRW Automotive Mini Stock Feature to the green flag for the championship-deciding 15-lap main event. Hils jumped out to an early advantage and opened a half-straightaway lead by lap three before the first caution of the race when Jason Tolton came to a stop at the top of turn one. On the restart, Kyle Wert challenged Hils for the lead and took the point on lap four before the caution flag waved again for Patrick Abrahamsson, who had spun on the backstretch. The ensuing restart saw a red flag when Sean Iftody rolled upside down after contact with the outside wall on the backstretch.

The final restart with five laps complete saw Hils and Wert battle for the lead with Wert holding onto the top spot. In the battle for the championship, Hils was trying to outrun Matt Nuell. While Wert drove away over the final five laps to a full straightaway lead, Hils held onto the second spot ahead of third-place finisher Jonathan Ayrton. Mike Sarantakos and Fabio Olivieri rounded out the top-five. Nuell held onto a sixth-place finish to unofficially earn the championship by a single point over Hils.

Hils, Rob Twitchett, Kevin Thorne and Mike Evers took heat race victories to begin the night while Jason Tolton and Tim DeBoer won the B-Mains.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action for its final night of the season with the 14th annual Arrow Express Canadian Sprint Car Nationals presented by Nitro 54 Variety. More than 65 of the best 360 Sprint Car racers from across North America are set to battle for the $10,000 USD winner’s prize. The event also features the $1,000-to-win Nitro 54 Variety Crate Showdown for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:25pm, time trials are at 6:55pm and race time is 7:30pm.

Reserved adult grandstand admission is $40 for the Arrow Express 14th Canadian Sprint Car Nationals and $15 for children 12 and under. Reserved tickets can be purchased online in advance at www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca.

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Ohsweken Speedway Race Report
September 14, 2018
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals
Total Entries – 133

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Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (65 Entries)

A-Feature 1 (15 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 55 Mark Smith (1); 2. 79 Jordan Thomas (2); 3. 67x Parker Price-Miller (8); 4. 85 Dustin Daggett (5); 5. 35 Jared Zimbardi (6); 6. 28fm Steve Poirier (15); 7. 28f Davie Franek (4); 8. 56v Billy VanInwegen (10); 9. 98 Joe Trenca (9); 10. 91 Ryan Turner (7); 11. 10h Kelly Hebing (13); 12. 22 Shawn Sliter (3); 13. 28 Phil Gressman (12); 14. 88c Chad Miller (14); 15. DNF 17x Mack DeMan (11)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mark Smith 1-15
Hard Charger – Steve Poirier +9 (15th to 6th)

A-Feature 2 (15 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. (1); 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6); 3. 45 Chuck Hebing (3); 4. 22p Jonathan Preston (5); 5. 28 Jordan Poirier (2); 6. 17 Jared Horstman (10); 7. 97 Cory Turner (12); 8. 80 Chris Steele (7); 9. 77x Alex Hill (9); 10. 56n Dain Naida (4); 11. 23 Devon Dobie (13); 12. 30 Scott Goodrich (8); 13. 87x Shone Evans (11); 14. DNF 2 Dave Axton (14); 15. DNF 5d Jacob Dykstra (15)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Sam Hafertepe Jr. 1-15
Hard Charger – Cory Turner +5 (12th to 7th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer to A-Feature – No Time)
Finish. # Name – Hometown – (Starting Position)
1. 15h Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Rockwall, TX, USA – (4); 2. 67x Parker Price-Miller* – Kokomo, IN, USA – (3); 3. 87x Shone Evans (R) – Scotland, ON – (1); 4. 56n Dain Naida – Adrian, MI, USA – (10); 5. 88c Chad Miller – Amsterdam, NY, USA – (11); 6. 55t Mike Thorne – Caledonia, ON – (8); 7. 19k Paul Kinney – Durhamville, NY, USA – (5); 8. 1c Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, ON – (6); 9. 10c Jeff Cook – Antwerp, NY, USA – (2); 10. 21 John Burbridge Jr. – St. Williams, ON – (9); 11. 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON – (7)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer to A-Feature – 1:55.008)
Finish. # Name – Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 79 Jordan Thomas – Harding, PA, USA – (6); 2. 56 Billy VanInwegen (R) – Sparrowbush, NY, USA – (1); 3. 17x Mack DeMan (R) – Toronto, ON – (3); 4. 77x Alex Hill – Six Nations, ON – (9); 5. 17 Jared Horstman – Cloverdale, OH, USA – (10); 6. 49 Scott Kreutter – Cowlesville, NY, USA – (11); 7. 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, ON – (8); 8. 121 Steve Glover – Ontario, NY, USA – (5); 9. 9b Scott Burk (R) – Charing Cross, ON – (4); 10. DNS 18 Ryan Susice – Ransomville, NY, USA – (2); 11. DNS 67 Pete Richardson – Vernon, NY, USA – (7)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer to A-Feature – 2:00.390)
Finish. # Name – Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON – (3); 2. 28 Jordan Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC – (6); 3. 10h Kelly Hebing – Ontario, NY, USA – (1); 4. 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON – (8); 5. 30 Scott Goodrich (R) – Middletown, NY, USA – (10); 6. 18x Josh Shantz – St. Agatha, ON – (11); 7. 5c Conor Mahoney – Hamilton, ON – (9); 8. 15sos Mike Ferrell – London, ON – (2); 9. 18s Michael Summers (R) – Warsaw, IN, USA – (7); 10. 16L Roger Levesque – Bath, ON – (4); 11. DNS 36 Matt Billings – Brockville, ON – (5)

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer to A-Feature – 1:53.681)
Finish. # Name – Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 45 Chuck Hebing – Ontario, NY, USA – (3); 2. 85 Dustin Daggett – Portland, MI, USA – (4); 3. 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON – (1); 4. 98 Joe Trenca – Clay, NY, USA – (7); 5. 28fm Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, QC – (5); 6. 14h Jim Huppunen – Welland, ON – (11); 7. 14 Coleman Gulick – Chenango Forks, NY, USA – (8); 8. 17h Max Stambaugh – Lima, OH, USA – (10); 9. 28h James “Hud” Horton – Germantown, OH, USA – (9); 10. DNF 0 Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton, ON – (6); 11. DNF 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON – (2)

Heat Race No.5 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer to A-Feature – 1:58.022)
Finish. # Name – Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 28f David Franek – Wantage, NJ, USA – (2); 2. 55 Mark Smith – Sunbury, PA, USA – (10); 3. 82 Jared Zimbardi – Bradford, PA, USA – (6); 4. 80 Chris Steele – St. Catharines, ON – (8); 5. 2 Dave Axton – Port Byron, NY, USA – (4); 6. 1-10 Jake Brown – Brantford, ON – (7); 7. 87 Jason Barney – Brewerton, NY, USA – (9); 8. 54jr Steven Hutchinson Jr. (R) – Oswego, NY, USA – (5); 9. 0c Cole MacDonald – Waterdown, ON – (11); 10. 3 Denny Peebles – Lowville, NY, USA (3); 11. 15 Dan Nanticoke (R) – Ohsweken, ON – (1)

Heat Race No.6 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer to A-Feature – No Time)
Finish. # Name – Hometown (Starting Position)
1. 47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, ON – (1); 2. 22p Jonathan Preston – Romulus, NY, USA – (4); 3. 5d Jacob Dykstra (R) – Port Colborne, ON – (3); 4. 28g Phil Gressman – Fremont, OH, USA – (5); 5. 23 Devon Dobie – Wapakoneta, OH, USA – (6); 6. 1 Holly Porter – Dorchester, ON – (7); 7. 13 Keith Granholm – Syracuse, NY, USA – (2); 8. 47 Kyle Drum – Wayland, NY, USA – (8); 9. 44 Barry Dunn (R) – Aylmer, ON – (9); 10. 53 Shawn Donath – Syracuse, NY, USA – (10)

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Patriot Sprint Tour versus Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (37 Entries)

A-Feature PPD From July 20 (25 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 45 Chuck Hebing (4); 2. 77x Alex Hill (2); 3. 55s Mark Smith (5); 4. 47x Dylan Westbrook (24); 5. 97 Cory Turner (7); 6. 82 Jared Zimbardi (10); 7. 49 Scott Kreutter (3); 8. 17x Mack DeMan (8); 9. 10 Mitch Brown (9); 10. 47 Kyle Drum (16); 11. 56n Dain Naida (19); 12. 91 Ryan Turner (21); 13. 80 Chris Steele (17); 14. 9 Steve Lyons (16); 15. 30 Scott Goodrich (22); 16. 18 Josh Shantz (15); 17. 55 Mike Thorne (12); 18. DNF 6 Curtis Gartly (18); 19. DNF 0 Mikey Kruchka (11); 20. DNF 14h Jim Huppunen (13); 21. DNF 36 Matt Billings (1); 22. DNF 121 Steve Glover (23); 23. DNF 79 Jordan Thomas (20); 24. DNF 1-10 Jake Brown (6); 25. DNS 10pc Paulie Colagiavanni; 26. DNS 38 Tyler Hendricks
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Alex Hill 1-4; Chuck Hebing 5-25
Hard Charger – Dylan Westbrook +20 (24th to 4th)

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Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (29 entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 23 Trevor DeBoer (12); 2. 37h Rob Hoskins (14); 3. 26 Mike Ferguson (6); 4. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (9); 5. 84rk Ryan Beagle (16); 6. 49 Dave Bailey (17); 7. 53 Logan Shwedyk (11); 8. 14L Jonny Lowenberg (26); 9. 25 Ken Sargent (10); 10. 52 Tony Fraser (8); 11. 8 Ryan Dinning (13); 12. 28 Jim Lampman (4); 13. 74 Steve Vanderzdan (24); 14. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (23); 15. 46 Kevin Pauls (25); 16. 1 Randy Hollingshead (18); 17. 93 Melissa Miller (27); 18. 2 Lee Winger (7); 19. 28d Donny Lampman (22); 20. 13 Kacey Huffman (1); 21. 21x Mark Bazuin (2); 22. 11x Sam Iftody (15); 23. 6r Jeff Ruelufs (21); 24. 18 Kyle Andress (28); 25. 11 Brian Teeple (3); 26. 40 Jay Liverance (5); 27. 7 Jason Lungaro (19); 28. 72T Tanner Podwinski (20); 29. 39 Kevin DAllore (29)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mark Bazuin 1-7; Trevor DeBoer 8-20
Hard Charger – Jonny Lowenberg +18 (26th to 8th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – 2:44.021)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 28 Jim Lampman (5); 2. 26 Mike Ferguson (9); 3. 21x Mark Bazuin (3); 4. 11 Brian Teeple (4); 5. 13 Kacey Huffman (1); 6. 40 Jay Liverance (8); 7. 2 Lee Winger (10); 8. 28d Donny Lampman (2); 9. 74 Steve Vanderzdan (7); 10. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (6)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 53 Logan Shwedyk (4); 2. 25 Ken Sargent (5); 3. 37h Rob Hoskins (10); 4. 52 Tony Fraser (1);
46 Kevin Pauls (2); 5. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (3); 6. 23 Trevor DeBoer (6); 7. 88 Ryan Dinning (7); 8. 14L Jonny Lowenberg (8); 9. 93 Melissa Miller (9)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – 2:42.857)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 49 Dave Bailey (4); 2. 84rk Ryan Beagle (3); 3. 1 Randy Hollingshead (5); 4. 7 Jason Lungaro (6); 5. 11x Sam Iftody (2); 6. 72T Tanner Podwinski (9); 7. 6r Jeff Ruelufs (8); 8. 18 Kyle Andress (1); 9. 39 Kevin DAllore (7)

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HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (39 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 19 Kyle Wert (10); 2. 32 Gillian Hils (2); 3. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (14); 4. 6x Mike Sarantakos (11); 5. 16 Fabio Olivieri (7); 6. 2 Matt Nuell (15); 7. 7c Cole Hardy (18); 8. 23 Dusty DeBoer (13); 9. 91 Olivier Larocque (19); 10. 9 Tim DeBoer (22); 11. 6 Jason Dixon (5); 12. 38m Matthew Moore (20); 13. 60 Martin Schroeder (23); 14. 69 Rob Twitchett (6); 15. 01 Tristan Da Silva (8); 16. 265 Mike Evers (16); 17. 4 Wayde Thorne (3); 18. 54 Christopher French (4); 19. 188x Tim Jamieson (26); 20. 17 Mike Taylor (27); 21. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (24); 22. 3 Kevin Thorne (12); 23. 188 Paul Longboat (28); 24. 71 Austin Werstrouh (25); 25. 15 Sean Iftody (9); 26. 93 Andy Ryckman (1); 27. 1 Jason Tolton (21); 28. 10 Zach Buchwald (17)
A-Feature Lap Leaders – Gillian Hils 1-3; Kyle Wert 4-15
Hard Charger – Tim DeBoer +12 (22nd to 10th)

Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:12.176)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 32 Gillian Hils (3); 2. 93 Andy Ryckman (2); 3. 6 Jason Dixon (10); 4. 4 Wayde Thorne (7); 5. 54 Christopher French (9); 6. 517 Cody Sommerville (5); 7. 17 Mike Taylor (8); 8. 11 Mike Giberson (4); 9. 05 Dave Goodacre (1); 10. 13m Daniel McKay (6)

Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:17.336)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 69 Rob Twitchett (1); 2. 19 Kyle Wert (10); 3. 188x Tim Jamieson (2); 4. 15 Sean Iftody (8); 5. 01 Tristan Da Silva (7); 6. 16 Fabio Olivieri (6); 7. 60 Martin Schroeder (9); 8. 188 Paul Longboat (4); 9. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (3); 10. 96 Brian Crosgrove (5)

Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:10.870)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 3 Kevin Thorne (2); 2. 6x Mike Sarantakos (1); 3. 23 Dusty DeBoer (3); 4. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (4); 5. 2 Matt Nuell (9); 6. 9 Tim DeBoer (5); 7. 1 Jason Tolton (8); 8. 16J Jeremy May (7); 9. 8 Barry Westman (6)

Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:20.131)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 265 Mike Evers (1); 2. 7c Cole Hardy (3); 3. 91 Olivier Larocque (5); 4. 10 Zach Buchwald (4); 5. 38m Matthew Moore (8); 6. 01p Adam Plazek (2); 7. 71 Austin Werstroh (9); 8. 43c Clinton Nicholls (7); 9. 113 Jeff Elsliger (10); 10. 51 Kirk Hellyer (6);

B-Feature 1 (8 laps – Top 4 Transfer – 2:12.249)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 1 Jason Tolton (8); 2. 60 Martin Schroeder (6); 3. 71 Austin Werstroh (10); 4. 17 Mike Taylor (4); 5. 16J Jeremy May (7); 6. 96 Brian Crosgrove (5); 7. 11 Mike Giberson (2); 8. 13m Daniel McKay (3); 9. 05 Dave Goodacre (1); 10. 51 Kirk Hellyer (9)

B-Feature 2 (8 laps – Top 4 Transfer – Time)
Finish. # Name (Starting Position)
1. 9 Tim DeBoer (5); 2. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (3); 3. 188x Tim Jamieson (9); 4. 188 Paul Longboart (4); 5. 517 Cody Sommerville (2); 6. 43c Clinton Nicholls (8); 7. 8 Barry Westman (6); 8. 11e Jeff Elsliger (1); 9. 01p Adam Plazek (7)

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About Burger Barn: Since opening in 2011, Burger Barn has quickly gained a reputation for large portions, friendly staff, great food, and fair prices. Tips from satisfied customers even led Food Network Canada to feature Burger Barn on their show “You Gotta Eat Here”. Burger Barn takes pride in their product, and they never get tired of hearing “That was the best burger I’ve ever had”. Their menu also includes all-day breakfast, wings, chicken burgers, fish and chips, pulled pork, daily specials, and much more! Burger Barn is located at 3000 Fourth Line in Ohsweken, just 5 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Call them at 519-445-0088, and visit www.BurgerBarn.ca for more information.

14TH ANNUAL CSCN ENTRY INFO
Entries continue to be accepted for the 2018 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Teams are encouraged to save time by submitting entry information online at the following link: http://ohswekenspeedway.ca/cscn-competitors-info/canadian-sprint-car-nationals-entry-form/

TICKETS AND CAMPING
Advanced reserved seating tickets and reserved campsites are on sale now for the 14th Annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000 USD to win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information.

CSCN HISTORY
The Canadian Sprint Car Nationals has been the annual season-closing event at Ohsweken Speedway since 2005, and brings together drivers and teams from the Empire Super Sprints, Great Lakes Super Sprints, National Racing Alliance Sprint Invaders, Patriot Sprint Tour, Southern Ontario Sprints, and Ohsweken Speedway’s Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car division, plus more teams and drivers from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

PAST CSCN WINNERS
2005 Kenny Jacobs – Holmesville, Ohio, USA
2006 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2007 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2008 Wayne Johnson – Mustang, Oklahoma, USA
2009 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2010 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2011 Sam Hafertepe Jr. – Sunnyvale, Texas, USA
2012 Steve Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
2013 Shane Stewart – Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
2014 Jessica Zemken – Sprakers, New York, USA
2015 Bryan Howland – Auburn, New York, USA
2016 Parker Price-Miller – Kokomo, Indiana, USA
2017 Carson Macedo – Lemoore, California, USA
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2018 SEASON
Ohsweken Speedway’s 23rd season of weekly Friday Night Excitement features four divisions of racing, including the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars, Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars, Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. Visit www.OhswekenSpeedway.com to view the schedule or call (519) 717-0023 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 and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

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Ohsweken Speedway thanks the following partners for their support in 2018: Arrow Express, Kool Kidz Ice & Water, Corr/Pak Merchandising Inc., Renway Energy, Case IH O’Neil’s Farm Equipment, Hoosier Tire Canada, EPIC Racewear, McDonald’s Restaurants of Paris & Brantford, Ackland Insurance, Strickland’s GMC, Lucas Oil Products, Burger Barn, Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Creative Edge Signs & Graphics, Insta-Insulation, Middleport Mechanical, HRW Automotive, and Gale’s Auto Aftermarket.

 

 

9/14/2018 at Clay County Fair Speedway UMSS Sprints | Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series

Midwest Power Equip/GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [1]; 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [2]; 3. 4-Jon Agan, [8]; 4. 44-Chris Martin, [7]; 5. 75-Justin Henderson, [6]; 6. 2-Derrik Lusk, [4]; 7. 64-Geoff Dodge, [3]; 8. 33-James Broty, [14]; 9. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [9]; 10. 50-Chase Viebrock, [5]; 11. 5T-Mark Toews, [17]; 12. 11-Roger Crockett, [10]; 13. 13-Brayden Gaylord, [16]; 14. 03-Jamey Ogston, [12]; 15. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [15]; 16. 1A-John Anderson, [13]; 17. (DNF) 20G-Chris Graf, [11]; 18. (DNF) 91A-Reed Allex, [18]; 19. (DNF) 2B-Bill Balog, [19] Lap Leaders: Bickett 1, Tatnell 2-20. (2) cautions. 15C spin with 6 lap scored. 11 spin turn 2 14 laps in.

Factory Direct Mattress Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [2]; 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [1]; 3. 64-Geoff Dodge, [4]; 4. 2-Derrik Lusk, [6]; 5. 50-Chase Viebrock, [3]; 6. (DNF) 75-Justin Henderson, [5] Lap Leader: Tatnell 1-6. No cautions.

Factory Direct Mattress Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [2]; 2. 64-Geoff Dodge, [10]; 3. 75-Justin Henderson, [6]; 4. 7W-Tasker Phillips, [4]; 5. 20G-Chris Graf, [5]; 6. 1A-John Anderson, [1]; 7. 03-Jamey Ogston, [8]; 8. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [7]; 9. 91A-Reed Allex, [9]; 10. (DNF) 2B-Bill Balog, [3] Lap Leader: Tatnell 1-8. No cautions.

Factory Direct Mattress Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock, [2]; 2. 2-Derrik Lusk, [1]; 3. 17B-Ryan Bickett, [6]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett, [3]; 5. 44-Chris Martin, [7]; 6. 4-Jon Agan, [9]; 7. 33-James Broty, [5]; 8. 13-Brayden Gaylord, [4]; 9. 5T-Mark Toews, [8] Lap Leader: Viebrock 1-8. No cautions. TSCS Sprints | Traditional Sprint Car Series

POWRi Lucas Oil A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 97-Bret Mellenberndt, [1]; 2. 99-Bryan Roach, [4]; 3. 0-Alex Schriever, [8]; 4. 7-Scott Brandt, [5]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [6]; 6. 7X-Clinton Bruns, [3]; 7. 93-Josh Most, [2]; 8. 1A-Brad Anderson, [11]; 9. 0X-Brandon Stevenson, [9]; 10. 7XX-Doug Martens, [7]; 11. 71-Jeremy VanDerPlaats, [10] Lap Leader: Mellenberndt 1-15. (1) false start. (1) caution on next start attempt when 7xx stalled on front stretch. Race then went 15 laps nonstop.

Rock Auto Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 93-Josh Most, [1]; 2. 7X-Clinton Bruns, [3]; 3. 7-Scott Brandt, [4]; 4. 99-Bryan Roach, [7]; 5. 97-Bret Mellenberndt, [11]; 6. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [2]; 7. 7XX-Doug Martens, [6]; 8. 0-Alex Schriever, [8]; 9. 0X-Brandon Stevenson, [9]; 10. 71-Jeremy VanDerPlaats, [10]; 11. (DNF) 1A-Brad Anderson, [5] Lap Leaders: Most 1, Bruns 2-5, Most 6-8. No cautions.

 

 

Must See Racing

JENNERSTOWN, Pa. – Despite intermittent rain and mist that plagued the Laurel Highlands on Friday night, Must See Racing drivers still got a chance to preview the Jennerstown Speedway half-mile ahead of the season-ending David D. Mateer Tribute Race.

A scheduled four-hour open practice for all competing divisions was shaved to just one session apiece after rain dampened Central Pennsylvania around 4:15 p.m. Showers then returned just before the scheduled 6 p.m. start time, forcing a second delay before cars finally hit the racing surface.

Six Must See Racing teams were on hand to shake down their cars on Friday, led by the two-car JR Motorsports tandem of Charlie Schultz and Adam Biltz. Also at the track were Bobby Santos III, Tom Jewell, Jerry Caryer and Jeff Bloom.

Five of those six drivers turned laps during the single eight-lap session that was completed before heavy mist rolled in and ended the night prematurely. Only Bloom, the sprint car track record holder at Jennerstown, was unable to get on-track.

No official times were recorded, but unofficial stopwatches had the drivers in the 16.1- and 16.2-second brackets Friday night, just under a second off Bloom’s record mark of 15.32 seconds set in 2005.

Schultz, who comes to Jennerstown fresh off a victory at Berlin (Mich.) Raceway last month, was also a part of an exhibition session for Must See Racing at the flat half-mile along with his teammate Biltz.

Though he had prior laps at the track before Friday, Schultz said not much translated between the two visits due to how many changes he and team owner John Reiser have made to the No. 9s since then.

“It was definitely a different feel to the car than when we were here in June,” said Schultz. “Basically, we unloaded with our Berlin setup that we won with and figured that was a good place to start. The two tracks, size-wise, are pretty comparable. Here the top speed is a little faster, but they’re both high-speed race tracks and I felt like they run at least a little similar to one another.

“We figure we can tune on this for tomorrow. The car was very stable and very comfortable,” Schultz added. “We had some good tires on it and I was really pleased, even with just the eight laps we got, and I think it’s a great baseline for us for race day.”

Santos, who picked up his first win at Madison (Wis.) Int’l Speedway earlier in the summer, noted that he didn’t feel like there were a lot of bullets he could gather from a single Friday night session.

“There’s only so much you can learn from such a short time on track,” he pointed out. “It’s a cool track, though. The straightaways are really fast. This team always brings a fast car every time we unload and I have no doubt we’ll be right in the thick of things when it counts tomorrow.”

Santos leads the Engine Pro Fast Car Dash bonus series standings entering the Jennerstown finale, holding a one-point advantage over Jimmy McCune in the race for the $500 top prize from Engine Pro.

Notably, the top two drivers in points – champion-elect Jimmy McCune and runner-up Anthony McCune – were not in attendance for Friday night’s open practice.

Jimmy McCune will collect his fourth series title just by signing in on Saturday morning.

Pit gates open at 10 a.m. on Saturday for the David D. Mateer Tribute Race. The Super Cup Stock Car Series will co-headline the night alongside the Must See Racing sprint cars.

For more information on Must See Racing, visit www.mustseeracing.com.

 

 

Bryan Roach makes his first ever Visit to the Rock Auto Victory Lane at Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday September 8 during the 18th annual Jerry Richert Memorial.

With a field of 29 Traditional Sprints checking into the pits, there were 4 PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions heat races with the 2k of Jake Kouba driving his dad’s car and earning high points for the night and redrawing the pole. Bryan would start 2nd in a stout 28 car field of the POWRi Lucas Oil A Feature. Bryan quickly jumped into the lead and led the first 3 laps before the #2k of Kouba would overtake the lead. The racing surface was providing for many grooves to race in with several drivers charging forward, after a caution for a spin out in turn 4 during the restart lap we would see the red flag come out for the #93 of Peterson and the #14 of Cam Schafer getting together causing Cam to tumble into the middle of turns 1 and 2 and come to rest against the wall, ending the night for both racers. The 2K would hold the lead until lap 12 when Roach would charge in and retake the lead maintaining it for the remainder of the feature. The Hard Charger of the night would be the #55 of Joseph Kouba running from 21st to 9th.

TSCS Race Results – Cedar Lake Speedway September 8, 2018

Jerry Richert Memorial

POWRi Lucas Oil A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 99- Bryan Roach 2. 7- Harry Hanson 3. 12 – Johnny Parsons III 4. 7B – Scott Brandt 5. 2K – Jake Kouba 6. 15E – Caley Emerson 7. 34 – Denny Stordahl 8. 48 – Neal Matuska 9. 55 – Joseph Kouba 10. 38S – Allen Stettner 11. 95 – Kevin Bradwell 12. 19 – Gary Mueller 13. K1 – Kevin Lear 14. 3KS – Jason Schill 15. 3K – Jeremy Kerzman 16. 23 – Jake Hendrickson 17. 33C – Cody Emmans 18. 19B – Jack Berger 19. 5 – Troy Gessner 20. 87 – Mike Mueller (DNF) 21. 2J – John Lowe (DNF) 22. 69S – John Lewerer (DNF) 23. 36 – Tyler Wass (DNF) 24. 56 – Josh Braford (DNF) 25. 14 – Cam Schafer (DNF) 26. 93 – Brad Peterson 27. 00 – Kyle Finnegan (DNF) 28. 22 – Jeff Pellersels 29. 16 – Anna Kouba (DNS)

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 1: 1. 7 – Harry Hanson 2. 15E – Caley Emerson 3. 7B – Scott Brandt 4. 12 – Johnny Parsons III 5. 93 – Brad Peterson 6. 87 – Mike Mueller 7. 5 – Troy Gessner 8. 14 – Cam Schafer (DNF)

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 2: 1. 23- Jake Hendrickson 2. 33C – Cody Emmans 3. 19 – Gary Mueller 4. 34 – Denny Stordahl 5. K1 – Kevin Lear 6. 56 – Josh Braford 7. Anna Hippe (DNS)

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 3: 1. 2K – Jake Kouba 2. 99 – Bryan Roach 3. 95 – Kevin Bradwell 4. 69S Jon Lewerer 5. 55 – Joseph Kouba 6. 22 – Jeff Pellersels 7. 2J – John Lowe

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 4: 1. 3KS – Jason Schill 2. 48 – Neal Matuska 3. 3K – Jeremy Kerzman 4. 38S – Allen Stettner 5. 19B – Jack Berger 6. 36 – Tyler Wass 7. 00 – Kyle Finnegan

 

 

Larry Wight Goes Back-to-Back with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints by Winning at Can-Am Speedway

By MIKE MALLETT

LAFARGEVILLE, NY – Larry Wight had a much easier time picking up the win in Saturday night’s Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint feature event at the Can-Am Speedway than his one last weekend where he came from the 19th starting spot. The Phoenix, N.Y., driver started on the pole and led all 25-laps of the E&V Energy, Mach 1 Chassis, and NAPA Auto Parts sponsored main-event for his second consecutive series score.

Wight got the lead right at the drop of the green flag with both Shawn Donath and Matt Tanner eventually attempting to wrestle the win from him. He also contended with traffic throughout much of the non-stop feature. At the end of the race, it was Wight standing in victory lane for his fourth career series triumph.

“We definitely got a good draw from Scotty (Jeffery) on getting the pole,” commented Wight afterwards. “The car was really good. We did some work to it to get it better than it was in the heat race. All the changes seemed to go the right way.”

Wight was flanked by Donath for the start of the third and final event at the Can-Am Speedway for the 2018 season. Wight used the inside groove to blast away from Donath at the green flag to lead the field through turns one and two. Donath tried the middle lane off the exit of two, but there wasn’t enough to challenge Wight.

As Wight and Donath worked one another over for the top spot, Tanner was working his No. 90 up through the field after starting in position seven. He took over the third spot on lap seven before setting his sets on the top two.

Traffic came into play as the race reached lap 10. Wight was careful as Donath was lurking back in second looking for an opening. Wight’s pace was impeded as he had several slower cars to contend with. Wight was trying to be careful which allowed Donath to stay close.

As they came to the halfway point on lap 13 Wight bobbled coming off the fourth turn. This allowed Donath to get alongside at the line. Wight quickly slammed the door going into turn one.

“I saw Donath show me a nose there and I had a chop him a little bit going into to one to make sure I got that bottom,” mentioned Wight. “After that I picked it up a little bit.”

A lap later Donath was still searching for an advantage on Wight. As he moved off the preferred lane in turns three and four Tanner pounced to move on by for the second position. Now his full attention was placed on Wight at the front of the field.

The longer the race went non-stop, the more traffic that began appearing in front of Wight. His patience in traffic continued even with Tanner knocking on the rear bumper. Wight never wavered from the inside groove with Tanner trying everything to get by.

“The track started laying a little bit of rubber so I knew all I had to do was make sure to stay on the bottom so no one could get underneath me,” stated Wight. “When we got to lapped cars I waited for them to slip up so I could go underneath them. I knew if tried going around the outside of them I was going to slip up and slide by to fifth real quick.”

Wight went on to win by just over a half-second with Tanner ending up in second. The Stephentown, N.Y., driver gave it all he had, but Wight never made a mistake forcing Tanner to be happy with second.

“In lapped traffic I thought we had a shot at him,” said Tanner. “He was sliding off the bottom a little bit. We were rolling pretty good. At the end it was rubber racing so you had to take what you could get. We went from eighth to second on this kind of track so that’s pretty good.”

Paul Kinney made a late charge to get up into the third spot. Like Tanner, he was hoping for some mistakes by the drivers in front of him to advance even further in the field.

“Guys were over driving the corner a tiny bit,” cited Kinney. “If you just missed that a rubber a hair someone was ready to jump on you. I was hoping Matt (Tanner) would try to go around Larry (Wight) on the top so I could go by him on the bottom there. I think he knew it was safer to stay on the bottom.”

Donath ended up coming home in the fourth spot at the checkered with hometown favorite Jeff Cook ending up in fifth.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main at Can-Am – Larry Wight ($2,135), Matt Tanner ($1,085), Paul Kinney ($1035), Shawn Donath ($630), Jeff Cook ($555), Danny Varin ($495), Mike Mahaney ($430), Steve Poirier ($520), Billy VanInwegen ($435), Coleman Gulick ($400), Jason Barney ($420), Josh Pieniazek ($320), Brett Wright ($375), Matt Billings ($375), Chad Miller ($325), Jonathan Preston ($300), Cory Sparks ($350), Joe Trenca ($300), Dave Axton ($325), Chris Jones ($300), Keith Granholm ($300), Kelly Hebing ($400), Denny Peebles ($300), Paul Pekkonen ($300)

Did Not Qualify – Sam Reakes IV, Sean Durand, Roger Levesque

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Kinney, Wight, Tanner $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Barney, Varin, VanInwegen $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Wight $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Wight $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Tanner (5 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Billings $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Hebing $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Sparks - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Cook $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Barney $35

L&J Landscaping/Cobra Coaches Dash – Poirier ($100), Wright ($75), Hebing ($50), Billings ($25), Axton ($25), Miller ($25)

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Just Missed – Levesque $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Wight, Tanner, Kinney $10

Hoosier Tire – Kinney $200

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

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The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints are brought to you by: Lucas Oil, Mach 1 Chassis, NAPA Auto Parts, Hoosier Racing Tires, Donath Motorworx, E3 Spark Plugs, Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels, 1000 Islands RV Centre, Car Mate Trailers, Fondations 4 Saisons, Ohsweken Speedway/Canadian Sprint Car Nationals, Cobra Coaches, Fondations 55, E&V Energy, SUNY Canton, Pinnacle Employee Services, Engler Machine and Tool, Kevin Nouse Design/K1 Racegear, Winters Performance, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Lacaillade Masonry, FX Caprara Ford/Chevy, ASI Racewear and many, many associate sponsors!!

 

 

KING WINS 1ST OF 2018 IN BIG-BLOCK MOD SEASON FINALE AT SHARON; HILL CAPTURES "MARK MARCUCCI MEMORIAL" FOR MOD LITES WORTH $1538; DWARFS TO WILLIAMS

by Mike Leone

Hartford, OH September 7-8, 2018 Sharon Speedway completed the 2018 season one night earlier than scheduled after unexpected all day rain showers on Saturday washed out night two of the annual "Apple Festival Nationals". On Friday night, Rex King-Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds, James Hill-"Mark Marcucci Memorial" for Mod Lites, and Teddy Williams kicked off the "Apple Festival Nationals" victorious before rain washed out the RUSH Sprint Car feature. There were 201 cars in the pits plus the Jr. Sprints for kids. All day rain on Saturday forced the ending to the season the way it started making for the eighth rainout of the year, but first since June 23. Plans for that event will be announced soon.

It took until the season finale for five-time Big-Block Modified track champion, Rex King, to garner his first win of 2018. King made the winning move on lap seven and held off a furious challenge by Garrett Krummert for the 25-lap Hovis Auto & Truck Supply feature win. The $1,500 victory for the Bristolville, Ohio veteran upped his career win total to 54, which is tops for active Big-Block Modified racers.

Jim Weller, Jim Rasey, and fifth starting King all passed pole-sitter Dave Murdick on the opening lap for the top three spots. Rasey took over on lap two when he drove under Weller in turn four, and two laps later King made the same move on Rasey to take second. King ran down Rasey on lap five then pulled even on lap six as the two veterans raced side-by-side for the lead for two laps as King nosed ahead on lap seven before newcomer Erik Bowser spun and was collected by J.R. McGinley.

That would be the event's only caution as when racing resumed on lap eight, Garrett Krummert, who had passed Weller for third before the caution, made the pass of Rasey for second. King caught lapped traffic on lap 14 allowing Krummert to close in.

Krummert pulled even on lap 19 as the two raced side-by-side for the lead, but King held on. Krummert continued to challenge King as he tried everything on the racey surface over the final five laps to make a move through lapped traffic but to no avail as King's R.D. Banks Chevrolet/Arnold L. Barris Trucking/Midway Garage Door/G.S. Engine Power-sponsored #65 crossed the finish first by 0.385 of a second.

Twelfth starting Rex King, Jr. passed Rasey on lap 18 and started to close in late, but ran out of time and finished third. Rasey fell to fourth over Mike Maresca, Jr. Completing the top 10 were Jeremiah Shingledecker, Murdick, Weller, Brad Rapp, and Lonny Riggs. Heat wins went to Shingledecker, King, and Krummert over the 21-car field.

James Hill came out on top of a 39-car field of racers from six different states to win the inaugural "Mark Marcucci Memorial" in the richest Mod Lite race in the history of Sharon. The First State racer passed Rod Jones on lap 16 and went on to win the 20-lap feature, which was worth $1,588 after bonuses.

"I'm speechless," expressed the 22-year-old Laurel, Delaware driver. " This was an awesome race to win. I knew Mark (Marcucci) from racing other tracks. He was an awesome man. He was taken away way too soon. I hope you liked that race, and I hope we can put on a good race for you in the future. I want to thank each and every one of you sitting in the stands. I appreciate you coming out and supporting our class. You have a hell of a track and officials- I can't wait to come back here. This is a Walt Breeding Memorial car and I figured we'd bring it out for Mark's memorial."

The fifth starting Hill used the numerous cautions to his benefit. Hill moved to third on lap 11 past Alan Knepper and two laps later grabbed second from Vivian Jones, both following restarts. The event's seventh and final caution was displayed with 14 laps completed as the final six would go green-to-checkered. Hill and Rod Jones, the race-long leader, battled side-by-side the ensuing two laps before Hill made the winning move off turn two and led the final five laps in his Taylor & Messick/TL Hill Services/Carey's Towing/Peterman Construction/Hillview Farms-sponsored #1H.

Vivian Jones passed her father on the final lap for second. Rod Jones was third after breaking the left rear hub around lap 10. Knepper and Iowa racer Charles Brown completed the top five. Heat race wins went to Knepper, Hill, Tracy Fritter, and Mitch Ward in their first and only appearance of the season. Doug Stanley captured the last chance B main.

Teddy Williams picked up the win in the 20-lap feature for the Sportsman Dwarf Cars. Williams and Steve Mix, Jr. traded the lead before Williams made the winning pass on lap 10. The 55-year-old Leavittsburg, Ohio driver's first ever Sharon win was worth $500 in a race that featured six lead changes.

Mark Biskup led the opening lap before Joe Grzelak, Jr. took over on lap two. Grzelak's lead was short-lived as he would spin on lap three handing the lead back to Biskup. Biskup though wouldn't lead another lap as fifth starting Steve Mix, Jr. grabbed the lead on lap three. Williams started back in eighth and moved to second on lap four then took his first lead when Mix got sideways off turn four on lap five.

Mix came back to take the lead on lap nine, but his final lead lasted only one lap as Williams made the winning pass on lap 10. Angie Grzelak passed Mix on lap 13 and tracked down Williams in the final lap, but Williams was able to hold on in his #48. Mix dropped to third over Jacob Eakin and Art Williams. Angie and Joe Grzelak along with Mix won the heat races over the 25-car field in their first and only appearance of the season.

The RUSH Sprint Cars were on the track and set to go green on their 20-lap feature when the intensity of the rain picked up forcing the cars off the track. Unfortunately it was the start of rain that would continue through the weekend. The RUSH Sprint Car feature purse was split. Their heats for the 14-car field were won by Chad Ruhlman, who won the June 2 event, and Zach Morrow, who started seventh.

The Penn-Ohio Pro Stock Series, RUSH Sportsman Modified Touring Series, and Econo Mods completed their heats and were scheduled to run their last chance B mains and feature events on Saturday. The Gibson Insurance Agency Stocks had 46 cars with heat wins to Andrew Gordon, Randy Wyant, Rob Shook, Mike Miller, and Chris Schneider. The HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Mods had 29 cars with heat wins to Garrett Krummert, David Kalb, Jr., and Josh Deems. The Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods had a season high 27 cars with heat wins to Jacob Eucker, Eric Wilson, and Kyle Miller.

Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Big-Block Modifieds (25 laps, $1,500 to-win): 1. REX KING (65) 2. Garrett Krummert (10s) 3. Rex King, Jr. (165) 4. Jim Rasey (32) 5. Mike Maresca, Jr. (7MM) 6. Jeremiah Shingledecker (37MD) 7. Dave Murdick (61) 8. Jim Weller, Jr. (31) 9. Brad Rapp (11R) 10. Lonny Riggs (Black 58) 11. Colton Walters (18) 12. Josh Deems (39J) 13. Chris Rudolph (25) 14. Steve Barr (25B) 15. Randy Chronister (71) 16. Tom Mattocks (69) 17. Max Smoker (93X) 18. Rick Regalski, Jr. (13) 19. Will Thomas III (9) 20. J.R. McGinley (66M) 21. Erik Bowser (89).

Mod Lites "Mark Marcucci Memorial" (20 laps, $1,538 to-win): 1. JAMES HILL (1H) 2. Vivian Jones (20M) 3. Rod Jones (21) 4. Alan Knepper (10) 5. Charles Brown (75) 6. Mitch Ward (862) 7. Tracy Fritter (59) 8. Calvin Clay (12C) 9. Alan Dellinger (Meadows 224) 10. Shane Webb (267) 11. Clint Snyder (B4U) 12. Doug Stanley (Coen 1C) 13. Bobby Springer (42) 14. Mark A. Marcucci (8M) 15. Dusty Frantz (825) 16. Ayden Cipriano (5C) 17. Thomas Perkins, Jr. (37) 18. Larry Bevivino (5) 19. Joseph Sisk (24) 20. Matt Ward (98) 21. Shane Pfeuffer (717) 22. Jimmy Smith (Carter R88) 23.Chris Robinson (15) 24. Cody Dye (4T). DNQ: Chris Logan (2), David Brown (33), Ed Mudrick (55M), Roman Jones (82M), Teddy Williams II (818), Tyler Purnell (51), Shawn Nairn (28), Keith Smith (16S), Doug Jones (71X), Dennis Smith (13), Logan Lewis (22), Jeff Davis (830), Kenneth Campbell, Jr. (1KC), Aaron Dadisman (48), Brian Foley, Jr. (Williams 1).

Sportsman Dwarf Cars (15 laps, $500 to-win): 1. Teddy Williams (48) 2. Angie Grzelak (57) 3. Steve Mix, Jr. (85) 4. Jacob Eakin (14) 5. Art Williams (1) 6. Brandon Smith (13) 7. Steve Mix, Sr. (3) 8. Eric Marsh (9) 9. Mark (33) 10. Amelia Clay (16C) 11. Terry Ohl (9T) 12. Jerry Langley (23L) 13. Jim Good (31) 14. Taylor Suchan (66) 15. Michael Keefe (99K) 16. Mark Suchan (66) 17. Jason Gracey (17) 18. Greg Davis (34) 19. Jereme Beam (49) 20. Chas Wolbert (69) 21. Tiffany Williams (58) 22. Joe Grzelak, Jr. (888) 23. Michael Heverly (99B) 24. Charlie Biskup (09) 25. Larry Rhodes (33)-DNS.

Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

The regular season 2018 Wilmot Raceway Championship Night Saturday, September 8 saw four champions crowned and a pair of first-time Wilmot feature winners.
Mike Simons II of Genoa City captured his second consecutive modified championship placing runner-up to first time feature winner Austin Blume of Mt. Morris, Illinois.
Waukesha's Mark Heinert took his third Wisconsin-Illinois Mini-Sprint crown with a second place feature finish to back to back main event winner C.J. Malueg of Johnsburg, Illinois.
Milwaukee's Tony Barron won his first ever Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car title placing second in the 15-lap season ending feature to Sheboygan's Brody Rivest.
Big Bend's Mark Baker completed the night's action sealing his first ever Wilmot title by winning the 20-lap street stock feature.
Blume ended a decade-long drought by winning his first 20-lap modified feature ever. Simons II finished second in a wild finish to a main which saw two different leaders have problems while in front. Mike Simons brother, Nick Simons of Genoa City, was leading and a top the point standings by 30 points at the drop of the green for the feature
Eight laps from the finish a broken crank shaft resulted in M. Simons losing power abruptly coming down the front straightaway bringing out a caution and ending his hopes of a first ever championship. Joe Huenfeld of Cedarville, Illinois inherited the lead on the restart with M. Simons, the older of the two brothers, in second.
Blume worked into contention in the closing laps. As the white flag flew, Huenfeld, Blume and M. Simons made it a three-way battle with Huenfeld dramatically losing power coming for the checkered flag. Blume avoided the slowing mount to take his first ever win. M. Simons runnerup finish was high enough, coupled with his brother's mechanical woes relegating him back in the final order to 17th with a Did Not Finish. Nick's older brother, Mike, ended up back to back champion with Nick ending up runner-up for the second straight season.
"A broken part knocked me out in the last feature and saw Mike move past me into the points lead," said Mike Simons II, a second generation driver. "This time it was a broken cam shaft for Mike. You hate to see it, but that's part of racing. I have to thank my family, sponsors, everyone who works on the car and the fans for all of their support."
"I did not know what to do or where to go," admitted Blume following his victory, stopping on the track and asking where victory lane was. "It is unbelievable. I race before for about ten years, then took some time off, and am back at it. I have to thank my family and everyone who has been behind me all of the years. This is awesome."
Malueg won his second mini-sprint feature of his career. Heinert's main event placing wrapped up his third career Wilmot championship. Ion Stear of Harvard, Illinois, who was second in the points and within striking distance going into the final, crashed in his heat race resulting in the car not running up to par in the feature and finishing sixth in the field.
"It's as great as the first one," said Heinert. "My family has always been there and this time my daughters are older and understand it better."
"Getting momentum at the end of the season is great," said Malueg, who graduated last spring from Johnsburg High School and is furthering his studies this fall. "All of my sponsors, the Irwin family and rest of the crew has been very supportive. The fans at Wilmot are fantastic. I can't wait for 2019."
Sheboygan's Brody Rivest backed up his 15-lap Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car season championship night feature win in 2017 with a victory in the 2018 season finale. Barron's second place finish wrapped up his first ever track championship.
"It was definitely a team effort with my family, crew members, even the dogs all playing a part," said Barron, noting he plans to return in 2019 to defend his title. "It was a fun season. A lot of work at times, but a lot of fun. It's special having a lot of family and friends to experience it with me."
"I generally run asphalt, but decided to come and try the dirt," said Rivest, who won the season championship night feature in 2017 as well as another main earlier last year at Wilmot. "My driving style fits this track, how it's prepared and shaped. I like it even though it is a little bit of a haul to come down."
Baker, who held a 2-point lead over Cody Erickson of Algonquin, Illinois in the street stock standings at the start of the night, ended up in the front row pole position of the main as the original pole car spun necessitating a restart. Baker weathered a late race yellow setting up a green-white-checkered finish for the win.
Erickson had engine problems in the main resulting in his bringing out a caution with 15 laps remaining while running in the top five. Eventually Erickson rejoined the field, but retired to the pits before the finish scored 11th in the final rundown.
Pat Rossmann of Wadsworth, Illinois, who earlier in qualifying set a new track record, came across second in the feature.
"Finally, finally," said Baker as he jumped up and down denting the roof of his car in victory lane. "This is unbelievable. I have to thank my daughter, Chloe, girlfriend, family, my one crew member Mark who does it all for me, my sponsors, the great fans. This has been a long time coming and is really special. We'll be back next week (September 15) for sure to defend our turf."
Mitchell Davis of Auburn, Illinois won his first ever 20-lap Autometer Wisconsin Wingless Sprint feature at Wilmot in a non-points program for that division. The WingLess Sprints Season Championship has been added to the Wilmot Raceway 2018 season finale on Saturday, September 15.
Wilmot point leader Tim Cox of Park City, Illinois broke through a wild battle in the closing circuits for second. Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, who led much of the early going, came across third.
"I have to thank my car owner, who can't come out to join us in victory lane because the 4-wheeler broke," said Davis after balancing himself atop the roll cage of his winning machine in victory lane while waving the American Flag. "I like this track, the drivers in this division, everyone with the Wisconsin WingLess Sprints. It means a lot to finally get a win. I hope I put a good show on for the fans. It was fun for me and is great being able to race these drivers knowing they will race you clean."
Allen Hafford of Beach Park, Ill. was presented the 1st Annual Bill Grogan Award for winning the WingLess feature on Kenosha County Fair Night. Amy Holm, granddaughter, and her mother Billie Holm made the presentation prior to the National Anthem Ceremony. The former owner of Beach Park Freight Lines was a great supporter of Wilmot Raceway, the Interstate Racing Association which sanctions the Wisconsin WingLess Sprints, an several race teams. Bill Grogan passed away earlier this summer.
"Bill was a truck driver and he used to make a lot of trips with me to a lot of race tracks," said an emotional Hafford. "It means a lot to win his first race. It will always be special to me. I have to thank my family and crew who have been there and supported me. I thank Bill's family and Wilmot Raceway for putting this race together."
The Wilmot portion of the AutoMeter Wisconsin WingLess Sprints season championship is part of the track's final 2018 race program.
Headlining the season ending Wilmot program on Saturday, September 15 is the Jim "Wildman" Watson Classic for the Dirt King Late Models Tour. Jim Watson, a longtime race car driver in Wisconsin and especially at the closed Hales Corners Speedway, passed away earlier this year. After his racing career Watson became a key member of the NASCAR Furniture Row 2017 Cup Championship Team with Martin Truex Jr. driving. Truex has sent some personally autographed giveaways to a limited number of the first arriving fans. Allied Resource Recovery is helping sponsor the late model portion of the program.
Modifieds sponsored by UNEEDA Iron and Sandblasting and Street Stocks sponsored by JR's Wrecker Services complete the card. MLS Auto of Paddock Lake and Rentner Shocks are sponsors as well.
Race teams and others are sponsoring 30 bicycles which will be given away to youngsters in attendance.
Grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m. with on track activity at 5:45 p.m. and racing scheduled for 6:45 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $20.00 for ages 12 and over, $5.00 for ages 7-11 with ages 6 & under admitted free.
Wilmot Raceway, a 1/3-mile clay oval, is located on the Kenosha County Fairgrounds in Wilmot, Wisconsin. For updates check the official Raceway website wilmotraceway.com or the track's Facebook page. The trackside raceline is 262-862-2090.
SUMMARY - WILMOT RACEWAY, WILMOT, WISCONSIN - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 - SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS
BANDIT 4-CYLINDER STOCKS CARS: 15-LAP SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP FEATURE: 1. Brody Rivest, Sheboygan; 2. Tony Barron, Milwaukee(2018 Champion); 3. Scott Quarnstrom, Lake Villa, IL; 4. Carl Benn, Lisbon; 5. Jonathan Smith, Bristol; 6. Steve Ellis, Pleasant Prairie; 7. Sam Van Patten, Antioch, IL; 8. Rob Wachsmuth, Williams Bay; 9. Kody Molitor, Trevor; 10. Peter Tuttle, Chicago, IL; 11. Ryan Braun, Brookfield; 12. Steve Doherty, Sugar Grove, IL; 13. Ryan Johnson, Burlington; 14. John Cole, McHenry, IL; 15. Scott Ellis, Lake Villa; 16. Klyle Sudduth, Waterford.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Quarnstrom; Rivest.
WISCONSIN-ILLINOIS MINI-SPRINTS: 20-LAP SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP FEATURE: 1. C.J. Malueg, Johnsburg, IL; 2. Mark Heinert, Waukesha(2018 Champion); 3. Morgan Sheppard, Genoa City; 4. Tim Brannam, Holiday Hills, IL; 5. Mike Neau, Kenosha; 6. Ion Stear, Harvard, IL; 7. Mike Ungar, Madison; 8. Kevin Frederiksen, Hales Corners; 9. Jeff Schmidt, Slinger; 10. Kevin Douglas, Cottage Grove; 11. Bob Jeziorski, Kewaskum; 12. Nick Sheridan, Fox Lake, IL; 13. John Kirk, Johnsburg; 14. Ron Brannam, Barrington, IL; 15. Max Brannam, Barrington.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Malueg; T. Brannam.
FAST QUALIFIER: Kirk(:14.731 seconds).
MODIFIEDS: 20-LAP SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP FEATURE: 1. Austin Blume, Mt. Morris, IL; 2. Mike Simons II, Genoa City(2018 Champion); 3. Steve Mueller, Eagle; 4. Mike Wittenburg, Waterford; 5. Joel Crowbridge, Union Grove; 6. Joe Huenfeld, Cedarville, IL; 7. David Wirth, Milwaukee; 8. Tony Izzo, Capron, IL; 9. Tim Sorn, Dyersville, IA; 10. Scott Barnharst, Franklin; 11. Jeff Bodendorfer, Waterford; 12. Danny Walter, Burlington; 13. Jack Williams, Rockford, IL; 14. Terry Kiedrowski, Union Grove; 15. Jimmy Vandervere, Gurnee, IL; 16. Al Atkinson, Muskego; 17. Nick Simons, Genoa City; 18. Jason Wirth, Elkhorn; 19. John Dost, Bristol; 20. Mike Conn, Big Bend; 21. Mike Knurr, Mukwonago; 22. John Hill, Waterford; 23. Lee Tibbitts, Hebron, IL(Did Not Start).
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Blume; Crowbridge; N. Simons.
FAST QUALIFIER: Knurr(:16.797 seconds).
STREET STOCKS: 20-LAP SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP FEATURE: 1. Mark Baker, Big Bend(2018 Champion); 2. Pat Rossmann, Wadsworth, IL; 3. Brandon Mertes, Antioch, IL; 4. Craig Kreuser, Kenosha; 5. Carl Sturt, Wadsworth; 6. Jim Reinhardt, McHenry, IL; 7. Ian Malinowski, Franklin; 8. Courtney Atkinson, Muskego; 9. Chad Hagler, McHenry; 10. Jesse Knutson, Greenfield; 11. Cody Erickson, Algonquin, IL; 12. Dustin Richards, Bristol; 13. Trent Andersen, Trevor; 14. Josh Gehrig, Pleasant Prairie; 15. Joe Suhfras, Hales Corners; 16. Nate Coon, Hebron, IL; 17. Kevin Domrose, Big Bend(DNS); 18. John Maki, Antioch(DNS).
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Baker; Atkinson.
FAST QUALIFIER: Rossmann(New Track Record - :17.832 seconds, old-:18.295 seconds by Charlie Pinkalla, Racine 6/9/2018).
AUTOMETER WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINTS: (NON-POINTS) 20-LAP FEATURE: 1. Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL; 2. Tim Cox, Park City, IL; 3. Jimmy Sivia, Winthrop Harbor, IL; 4. Chris Klemko, Bristol; 5. Zach Raidart, Antioch, IL; 6. Garrett Deieso, Wadsworth, IL; 7. Johnny Fahl, Brown Deer; 8. Jordan Paulsen, Trevor; 9. Greg Olsen, Round Lake Heights, IL; 10. Randy Stanford, Kenosha; 11. Natalie Klemko, Grayslake, IL; 12. Ryan Zielski, Oconomowoc; 13. Rod Colburn, New Berlin; 14. Jordan Matt, Milwaukee; 15. Dan Wade, Kenosha; 16. Shawn Swim, Winthrop Harbor; 17. James Walldan, Kenosha; 18. Steve Clott, Bradley, IL; 19. Scott Grissom, Winthrop Harbor; 20. Nick Petska, Spring Grove, IL; 21. Vince Bartolotta, Muskego; 22. Patrick Haynes, Manteno, IL.
12-LAP "B" MAIN: 1. Fahl; 2. N. Klemko; 3. Wade; 4. Bartolotta; 5. Kevin Hinich, Kenosha; 6. George Gartner, Salem; 7. James Wehrman, Kenosha; 8. William Huck, Mukwonago; 9. Josh Davidson, Kenosha; 10. George Gaertner III, Salem; 11. Lance Walldan, Winthrop Harbor.
8-LAP HEAT WINNERS: Grissom; Sivia; Davis.
FAST QUALIFIER: Mattson(:14.885 seconds).
Submitted by Michael H. Babicz

 

From Last To First, Bill Balog Wins UMSS Richert Memorial New Richmond, WI

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (9-8-18)

The last shall be first! Although he was not scheduled to start from the back of the field, such was the case when Bill Balog pushed off for the start of the 25 lap feature, then made a visit to the work area, and rejoined the starting grid at the tail prior to the green flag for the running of the 18th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Midwest Power Series event. With an extremely impressive charge forward from 18th, Balog added his name to the record books as the third driver to win in both the IRA and UMSS portions of the Richert Memorial at the Cedar Lake Speedway. Balog earned $1,800 for his work behind the wheel of the Lien Acres #2 360 winged sprint car on his way to Rock Auto Victory Lane. It was Balog's third career UMSS win, as the Hartland, WI driver (via North Pole, Alaska) has only raced with the series on several occasions over the years but has certainly had success.

A field of nineteen UMSS sprint cars were on hand which was also the ninth event of the season for the Midwest Power Series. With 36 IRA sprints and 29 UMSS Traditional sprints also signed into the pits, the total car count of 84 sprint cars set a Cedar Lake Speedway record. Heat race winners included Bill Balog in the Al Parker Engines/Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions first heat, Brooke Tatnell in the Al Parker Engines/Rock Auto second heat and Geoff Dodge in the Al Parker Engines/GRP Motorsports third heat. Each 10-lap heat race winner earned $100 from Al Parker Engines of Newton, Iowa. Dodge earned the most points in heat race action, and he along with five other drivers qualified for the six lap dash. Local fan favorite, and the most recent UMSS winner at the Cedar Lake Speedway, Chase Viebrock won the six lap Al Parker Engines Dash for Cash which earned him the right to start on the pole for the 25 lap main event. Viebrock picked up $200 from Al Parker Engines for the victory. Tatnell would start alongside Viebrock for the 25 lap Richert Memorial feature race.

With some early drama playing out for Bill Balog and his team before the race got underway, eighteen cars took the green flag. Jason Tostenson was the only car not able to start the feature. Tatnell blasted out to an early lead, as fans watched Balog move up through the field. The race ran thirteen laps before the first caution blinked on for Ryan Bowers stalled car in turn four. Bowers, a two-time UMSS champion and current point leader coming into the night, was out of action with a broken rear end. Balog was up to sixth for the restart. Tatnell once again held the top spot with Balog quickly moving up to third just one lap later. Suddenly while entering turn one to begin the seventeenth lap, Tatnell's right rear tire exploded and he stopped in turn two to bring out what would be the final caution and end any chance he had for another Richert Memorial title in the UMSS portion of the event. Indeed a tough blow for the veteran Australian driver, but his night would improve rather nicely a bit later on. Balog was now in second behind race leader Jon Agan of Knoxville, Iowa. Agan had moved to second back on lap 12. Agan led two circuits before Balog made the winning pass and went on to record a come-from-behind victory much to the delight of many race fans in the crowd. Agan held strong for a solid second place finish in his first appearance of the season with the UMSS and Midwest Power Series and earned $1,000. Charging forward from his 12th starting spot, two-time UMSS and Midwest Power Series champion Chris Graf finished third. Geoff Dodge and James Broty rounded out the top five. Defending Midwest Power Series champion Derrik Lusk, Wade Nygaard, Mark Dobmeier, Tatnell and Viebrock completed the top ten.

After a DQ in his heat race for an illegal tire, Dobmeier, driving the DDR car, earned the $200 GRP Motorsports/Minnesota Mafia Hard Charger Award in the feature with a gain of ten positions, one more than Graf. Although Balog actually started tail-end, he was slated to roll off from the sixth spot and was not eligible to earn the hard charger from the back of the pack even though he truly advanced seventeen positions for the win. Only one car dropped out of the feature race with twelve cars still on the lead lap at the end. In the 30 lap IRA feature following the UMSS feature, Tatnell found redemption from his dissappointment in the 360 class and won the IRA portion of the show for his third win in the 410 division at this prestigious event and a $5,000 payday to end his evening on a very high note.

The UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil winged sprints will finish out their season with two races on the weekend of September 14-15. Both races will also be full-point Midwest Power Series events. The series will return to the Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa on Friday September 14 for a travel show only race paying $1,500 to win and close out the season at the Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday September 15 with a big $2,500 to win full UMSS point show. Last year Balog won at Spencer while Deer Creek fell victim to the weather. The Deer Creek race will see the UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil winged sprint championship determined as well as the Midwest Power Series championship. With his DNF at Cedar Lake, Ryan Bowers slipped back to second in the current points standings 10 points behind Chase Viebrock coming into the final weekend. Jamey Ogston is third in the point battle for the UMSS title 39 points behind Viebrock. Derrik Lusk leads Chris Graf and James Broty in the Midwest Power Series championship standings coming into the final weekend. Racers and fans can keep track of all the UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil winged sprint car action on our website at www.umsprints.com or on the UMSS Facebook page.

UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Race Results - Cedar Lake Speedway September 8, 2018 (Race #13) 18th Annual Jerry Richert, Sr. Memorial / Midwest Power Series Event

Midwest Power Equipment/GRP Motorsports A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 2B-Bill Balog, [6]; 2. 4-Jon Agan, [8]; 3. 20G-Chris Graf, [12]; 4. 64-Geoff Dodge, [4]; 5. 33-James Broty, [3]; 6. 2-Derrik Lusk, [10]; 7. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [9]; 8. 34DD-Mark Dobmeier, [18]; 9. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [2]; 10. 50-Chase Viebrock, [1]; 11. 11M-Brendan Mullen, [11]; 12. 5M-Troy Manteufel, [5]; 13. 03-Jamey Ogston, [13]; 14. 91A-Reed Allex, [15]; 15. 5T-Mark Toews, [14]; 16. 33S-Jeremy Schultz, [17]; 17. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [16]; 18. (DNF) 5B-Ryan Bowers, [7]; (DNS) 36-Jason Tostenson, Lap Leaders: Tatnell 1-16, Agan 17-18, Balog 19-25. (2) cautions. First yellow for 5 Bowers stopped turn four with broken rear end with 13 laps scored. Second yellow for leader Tatnell flat tire with 16 laps scored.

Al Parker Engines Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 50-Chase Viebrock, [1]; 2. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [5]; 3. 33-James Broty, [2]; 4. 64-Geoff Dodge, [4]; 5. 5M-Troy Manteufel, [6]; 6. (DNF) 2B-Bill Balog, [3] Lap Leaders: Viebrock 1, Balog 2, Viebrock 3-6. No cautions.

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions/Al Parker Engines Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 2B-Bill Balog, [2]; 2. 33-James Broty, [4]; 3. 9N-Wade Nygaard, [3]; 4. 4-Jon Agan, [6]; 5. 20G-Chris Graf, [7]; 6. 33S-Jeremy Schultz, [1]; (DQ) 34DD-Mark Dobmeier, [5] Lap Leader: Balog 1-10. No cautions following one false start. Dobmeier finished fourth but was DQed for an illegal tire (altered the sidewall markings).

Rock Auto/Al Parker Engines Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 63-Brooke Tatnell, [3]; 2. 5M-Troy Manteufel, [1]; 3. 5B-Ryan Bowers, [4]; 4. 5T-Mark Toews, [2]; 5. 03-Jamey Ogston, [6]; 6. (DNF) 36-Jason Tostenson, [5] Lap Leaders: Manteufel 1-5, Tatnell 6-10. One yellow with 8 laps scored for 36 slow on back stretch.

GRP Motorsports/Al Parker Engines Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 64-Geoff Dodge, [4]; 2. 50-Chase Viebrock, [1]; 3. 2-Derrik Lusk, [2]; 4. 11M-Brendan Mullen, [5]; 5. 91A-Reed Allex, [3]; 6. 15C-Carter Chevalier, [6] Lap Leaders: Viebrock 1, Lusk 2, Viebrock 3, Dodge 4-10. No cautions. Good heat race!

 

 

Miller, Kulow, Van Hierden, Boden snag A-main victories as Loehr, Sheppard, Ruh claim titles

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS, Plymouth, Wis.) September 8, 2018 – The final regular Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program of the 2018 season brimmed over with a wide variety of racing action, which included runaway statement-style victories, heated side-by-side competition, inspired charges from the back of the pack and a new A-main track record, while three drivers wrapped up division titles before a large contingent of spectators on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

Former PDTR Late Model champion Mitch McGrath of Waukesha scored an impressive victory in the 30-lap Dirt Kings Late Model Tour A-main, Plymouth’s Justin Miller established a new track record of 5 minutes and 45 seconds en route to victory in the non-stop 30-lap Richard’s of Dunbar Sprint Car A main. Tyler Kulow of Plymouth emerged with the victory in a hotly contested 30-lap Klips and Tips Grand National A main. Colten Van Hierden of Waupun made his first appearance of the season at PDTR count with a victory from the rear of the field in the time-shortened 26-lap Cellcom B Mod A main. Zach Boden of Madison topped the 15-lap Kristine Hartmann Pleasantville Realty Micro Sprint A main.

McGrath, who collected the PDTR Late Model championship in 2014, started the Dirt Kings Late Model Tour headliner from the pole and immediately flexed his muscle to grab the lead on the opening circuit with outside front row starter Paul Parker of Kaukauna settling into second.

As McGrath pulled out to a comfortable lead, third starter Brett Swedberg of Shawano moved in to pressure Parker along the low groove. Just as McGrath was about to encounter lapped traffic, Turk Letizia of Milwaukee spun in turn two to bring out the first of three caution flags.

Following the restart, McGrath bolted away to build up a full-straightaway cushion over Parker. McGrath was closing in on the rear of the field when a red flag was displayed for Eric Michaels of Cleveland, who flipped in turn one after contact with an infield tire on lap 17.

After another caution was thrown on the restart for Joel Bennett, who spun in turn three. When the race resumed, McGrath again shot away from the field while Shawano’s Troy Springborn, who started fourth, used the high groove to pull around seventh starter Chris Engels of Green Bay to secure fourth on lap 18.

Meanwhile, it was all McGrath at the front of the field as he skillfully negotiated lapped traffic in the closing laps to pull away to notch his 11th career PDTR A-main victory and second career Dirt Kings Late Model Tour main event by a half lap margin over Parker. Swedberg placed third, Springborn wound up fourth and Engels rounded out the top five.

Justin Miller led the field to the green flag in the 30-lap PDTR Sprint Car A main from the pole and bolted into the lead in turn one of the opening lap. On lap 2, 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champ and current point leader Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, who started third, shot past second starter Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum to seize second place in turn two.

Miller stuck to the bottom groove of the third-mile clay oval surface to maintain a solid edge over Davis until the leaders caught the back of the field on lap 14, which allowed Davis to cut the gap a bit.

Miller expertly sliced his way through slower traffic to keep Davis at bay through the mid stages of the race. With five laps to go, Miller was briefly bottled up in slower traffic, which again allowed Davis to close to within striking distance along the low groove.

However, Miller managed to negotiate the slower car and maintain his lead on the way to his third career PDTR Sprint Car A-main victory and fifth overall Midwest Sprint Car Association A-main triumph in a PDTR Sprint Car 30-lap A-main track record time of five minutes and 45 seconds in the non-stop race.

Davis, who heads into the final night of the 2018 PDTR Sprint Car season on Saturday, Sept. 29 with a 15-point lead over Miller at the top of the point standings, had to settle for second, fifth starter Lance Fassbender of Burnett finished third, Wenninger placed fourth and Bill Taylor of Kewaskum wound up fifth, after starting seventh.

Polesitter Dick Hed of Plymouth and outside front row starter Tyler Kulow dueled side by side during the opening lap of the highly entertaining 30-lap Grand National main event before Hed surged ahead to take the lead in turn two on lap 2.

On lap 3, West Bend’s Brad Weiss, who started fifth, shot up to seize third place and two laps later, Weiss pulled alongside Hed and the two dueled door-to-door for the lead on lap 5. On lap 7, Weiss surged ahead of Hed along the outside groove, while fourth starter Kurt Davis rode the high line to challenge Hed for second.

The first of three caution flags appeared on lap 8 when Darryl Trabel of Watertown and Dakota Cabunac spun in turn two. On the restart, Davis continued his charge along the high line while Grand National point leader Matt Loehr of Dotyville, who started third, ducked low to challenge for second on lap 9.

As Weiss, Davis and Loehr dueled in close quarters for the top spot, the second caution flag flew when Donny Singer stopped in turn two on lap 15. The action continued to rage on the restart has Davis and Loehr waged an epic battle for second behind Weiss, who stuck to the low groove to maintain a slight lead.

On lap 17, Davis grabbed second up high, while Kulow rallied to gain third on lap 18. Kulow ran the low groove to perfection to work past Davis for second on lap 19. However, Davis returned the favor on the next lap to regain second.

As Weiss, Davis, Kulow, Loehr and seventh starter Josh Pierce of Fredonia ran in close quarters at the front of the pack, the third and final caution flag was displayed on lap 23 when Cubanac stopped in turn two.

On the restart, Kulow moved up high to grab second from Davis on lap 24 and on the next lap he charged past Weiss to secure the top spot. Meanwhile, Davis cleared Weiss to gain second on lap 29.

Once ahead, Kulow pulled away to notch his fourth career PDTR Grand National A-main victory. Davis placed second, Weiss wound up third, Loehr secured his first career PDTR Grand National championship with a fourth-place finish and Pierce placed fifth.

Loehr topped Davis by 25 points in the final PDTR Grand National standings, while Kulow finished third 32 points behind Loehr.

Jesse Cullen of Chilton led the opening lap of the 30-lap B Mod A main before the first of four caution flags appeared for an incident involving Colten Van Hierden and Mark Hoeppner of Rubicon in turn two on lap 2.

After changing a flat left rear tire, Van Hierden restarted at the rear of the 20-car field. When the race resumed, sixth starter Bill Edler of Howards Grove moved in to take third and seventh starter Barry Maas of Cascade secure fourth in the running order.

As Cullen encountered slower traffic on lap 14, Edler closed in to mount a challenge before the second caution flag was displayed on lap 16 when Steve Lorier of Sheboygan and Mark Hoeppner spun in turn two. The incident forced Edler, who was running second, to take evasive action and spin into the infield. He took his car to the pit area and did not return to the track.

On the restart, Cullen led over fifth starter Gary Glander of Sheboygan Falls as Van Hierden mounted an epic charge from the rear of the field to seize third on lap 17. After another caution for debris on lap 18, Van Hierden continued his march to the front taking second from Glander on lap 18 and setting his sights on Cullen.

On lap 21, Van Hierden used a low move to take over the top spot in turn four. As Van Hierden pulled away at the front of the field, a caution on lap 26 brought the race to a close due to the 30-minute time limit.

Van Hierden, who was making his first appearance of the 2018 season at Plymouth, claimed his third career PDTR B Mod A-main victory, Cullen placed second, 10th starter Travis Schmidt of Plymouth took third, Tim Sheppard of Beaver Dam wrapped up his first career PDTR B Mod track title with a fourth-place finish after starting 11th and Glander completed the top five.

In his first full season racing at Plymouth, Sheppard earned the B Mod championship by 36 points over Gary Glander. Travis Schmidt finished third 75 points behind Sheppard.

Second starter Tory Strauss of Sun Prairie led the first two laps of the 15-lap Micro Sprint A main before third starter Zach Boden seized the lead in turn four. Boden, who was the 2016 PDTR Micro Sprint champ, maintained the lead through a pair of caution flags to secure his ninth career PDTR Micro Sprint A-main win.

Jake Dohner of Milton placed second, Strauss was third, 2017 PDTR Micro Sprint champion Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake earned his second consecutive track title with a fourth-place finish and Jack Vanderboom of Dousman rounded out the top five.

Ruh topped Emily Portschy of Plymouth by 117 points to claim his second straight PDTR Micro Sprint title.

Mark Rose of Dorchester claimed the Dirt Kings Late Model Tour B main. Josh Walter of Plymouth won the MSA B main. Justin Bauer of Sheboygan Falls captured the B Mod B main.

The final regular PDTR racing program of the 2018 season, which was sponsored by Hidden Dreams Show Cattle, drew a large field 111 cars, including 28 Dirt Kings Late Model Tour cars, 27 Sprint Cars, 25 B Mods, 21 Grand Nationals and 10 Micro Sprints.

After two weeks off, the 2018 racing season will conclude with a doubleheader weekend of Sprint Car action on Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29. The Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series will be in action, along with the Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Cars on Friday, Sept. 28.

On Saturday, Sept. 29, the IRA Sprint Cars and Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Cars will be joined by the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars and Wisconsin-Illinois Sprint Car Series for the final points night of the season for all four divisions.

Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart of Columbus, Ind. has indicated his intentions to return to race with the IRA 410 Sprint Car Series on Sept. 28-29, as has three-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champ Sammy Swindell of Germantown, Tenn., who will be making his debut appearance at Plymouth.

RICHARD'S OF DUNBAR SPRINT Date of Race: September 08, 2018 HEAT 1 1, SHANE WENNINGER. 2, BILL TAYLOR. 3, TONY WONDRA. 4, SCOTT CONGER. 5, TRAVIS ARENZ. 6, ADAM MILLER. 7, PAUL POKORSKI. 8, TYLER BRABANT. 9, CHRIS CLAYTON. HEAT 2 1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, CHRIS FLICK. 3, LANCE FASSBENDER. 4, CHRIS LARSON. 5, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 6, DOUG WONDRA. 7, JOSH WALTER. 8, TIM HADDY. 9, EMILY PORTSCHY. HEAT 3 1, KURT DAVIS. 2, JUSTIN MILLER. 3, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 4, KEVIN KARNTZ. 5, JIM MELIS. 6, NICH MELIS. 7, AL SCHLAFER. 8, JACK VANDERBOOM. 9, DICK KAISER. (DNS). B FEATURE 1, JOSH WALTER. 2, TIM HADDY. 3, ADAM MILLER. 4, CHRIS CLAYTON. 5, AL SCHLAFER. 6, NICH MELIS. 7, TYLER BRABANT. 8, DICK KAISER. 9, EMILY PORTSCHY. 10, JACK VANDERBOOM. 11, CHRIS LARSON. A FEATURE 1, JUSTIN MILLER. 2, KURT DAVIS. 3, LANCE FASSBENDER. 4, SHANE WENNINGER. 5, BILL TAYLOR. 6, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 7, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 8, JOSH WALTER. 9, DANNY SCHLAFER. 10, TRAVIS ARENZ. 11, PAUL POKORSKI. 12, SCOTT CONGER. 13, CHRIS FLICK. 14, KEVIN KARNTZ. 15, JIM MELIS. 16, DOUG WONDRA. 17, TONY WONDRA. 18, AL SCHLAFER. 19, CHRIS CLAYTON. 20, TIM HADDY. 21, ADAM MILLER. 22, NICH MELIS.

 

 

Lindsay Barney Wins Ironman Finale At Coos Bay; Set For Winged Sprint Car Debut This Saturday At CGS

By Ben Deatherage

Eagle Creek, Oregon- Lindsay Barney took on the Wingless Sprint Series one final time in 2018 at Coos Bay Speedway on Saturday, September 1st. The Eagle Creek native would have to battle it out with the best Non-Wing Sprint Car drivers in the Pacific Northwest for the Ironman Challenge. Despite getting behind the ball early things took a turn for the better as the night progressed along.

“I missed the set up a little bit in qualifying,” commented Lindsay, “I had the car way too free than I would have liked but we worked hard after that to make things better.”

Barney was eighth out of the eighteen cars on hand during time trials. She bounced back shortly later by winning her respected heat and getting second in the dash. Lindsay managed to draw a three pill to start inside second row for the feature.

The #57 entry wasn’t behind the pace setters for too long as she obtained the lead by the second lap. There Lindsay remained for quite some time before being challenged, and eventually passed, for the top spot. However, luck would have it that a caution was thrown out before the entire lap could be completed resulting in Barney retaining the front position.

The rest of the distance Lindsay Barney retained the lead. She went on to win her second race of the 2018 campaign with the Wingless Sprint Series and capturing the Ironman Challenge. With all the markers tallied up Lindsay was third in the final standings with the WSS.

The race season isn’t quite done yet as she will make her Winged Sprint Car debut on Saturday, September 8th, at Cottage Grove Speedway. Lindsay will compete against many Limited Sprint regulars that she has faced in Non-Wing competition.

“I really enjoy racing at Coos Bay it’s a very neat place to have a track. I’m looking forward to head back to Cottage Grove this Saturday to run with the wing on.”

Barney’s best performance at CGS this season was a third-place finish with the Wingless Sprint Series on June 16th. For the latest news and information regarding Lindsay be sure and “Like” their Facebook page JAB Motorsports.

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Sam Hefertepe Jr., Josh Hansen, Chris Hale and Jason Tolton Win on Insta-Panels Sprint Car Championship and Brock Leonard Memorial Night Dylan Westbrook and Shone Evans Crowned Sprint Car Champions

 By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 7, 2018) – Insta-Panels presented Sprint Car Championship night and the Brock Leonard Memorial as 124 cars signed in across four weekly divisions on Friday, September 7 at Ohsweken Speedway. It was the final points night of the season for Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars. It was also the prestigious 50-lap Brock Leonard Memorial for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks/Insta-Panels Duel on the Dirt Series.

Prior to the action on the track, fans had the chance to meet some of their favourite drivers behind the grandstand area for autographs and had the opportunity to purchase some of their favourite drivers’ merchandise in the final Racers’ Marketplace of the season.

At intermission, the Strickland’s GMC Crate Engine draw took place, with all drivers who had 100% attendance in the Thunder Stock division in 2018 entered to win. Track owner Glenn Styres pulled Jim Lampman’s name as the winner of the new engine.

On the track, it was Rockwall, Texas native Sam Heferetepe Jr. who claimed his fourth career win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature. Sixteen-year-old Josh Hansen scored his first career Sprint Car win in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car and Action Sprint Tour combined Feature.

For the stock cars, it was Chris Hale who became the eighth different winner in as many races for Thunder Stock Brock Leonard Memorial while Jason Tolton closed out the night with a win in the HRW Automotive Mini Stock Feature.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Jim Huppunen and Sam Hefertepe Jr. led the field to the green flag for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. The opening lap caused some chaos as Mack DeMan nearly spun in turn one while Shawn Sliter and Scott Burk did get turned around to bring out the first yellow.

On the complete restart, Hefertepe jumped out to an early advantage over Huppunen while fourth-starting Dylan Westbrook quickly raced into second. Heferetepe of Rockwall, Texas, quickly caught traffic which slowed his pace and prevented him from growing his lead over Westbrook.

Still, Hefertepe found a way around each lapped car to keep his lead at 1.9 seconds at the halfway mark. With four laps to go, that gap narrowed to just over one second before the final caution with four laps remaining when Shawn Sliter stopped in turn three. The restart provided Hefertepe a clear track and saw him drive away to his fourth career Ohsweken win over Westbrook, Mikey Kruchka, Mack DeMan and Scott Kreutter.

Hefertepe, Mitch Brown and Westbrook were heat race winners earlier in the night. Hefertepe was the Ackland Insurance Top Gun after earning the most passing points in heat race action.

Westbrook’s second-place finish was enough to officially make him the Ohsweken 360 Sprint Car track champion for the second straight year, joining only his car owner Glenn Styres as the only drivers to win consecutive Sprint Car championships at Ohsweken.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars/Action Sprint Tour

Lucas Smith and Liam Martin lined up on the front row for the 20-lap championship Feature in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars and Action Sprint Tour division. The opening lap was disastrous for championship contenders Aaron Turkey and Jacob Dykstra, who were collected in a backstretch incident that also involved Trevor Young. Both drivers suffered race-ending damage, eliminating them from championship contention with the Action Sprint Tour and Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars.

The ensuing restart saw Martin drive to the inside in a bid for the lead, but Smith held off the challenge with a strong drive up top. Then on lap four it was Baily Heard driving to second past Martin following an excellent multi-lap battle before the caution waved the following lap when Holly Porter spun to bring out the yellow flag.

The restart saw Heard challenge Smith to the inside and the two drivers raced side-by-side until the next caution on lap eight when Brad Herron spun in turn three. The final restart on lap eight saw Heard try to drive outside Smith in turn one, but the challenge was unsuccessful.

Smith opened a considerable lead before ninth-starting Josh Hansen raced past Heard to take second on lap 14. Then, on lap 17, Smith stepped over the banking in turn three, allowing Hansen to use the bottom lane and drive to the lead. Smith held on to the second spot, but the 16-year-old Hansen ran a flawless final three laps to score his first career Sprint Car win while Smith settled for second ahead of Shone Evans.

With his third-place finish, Evans claimed both the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car 2018 Championship and the inaugural Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com championship. Ryan Hunsinger drove from the 21st starting spot to fourth while Baily Heard took a fifth-place result. Liam Martin, Jordan Hill and Hannah Ferrell were Heat Race winners earlier in the night while Aaron Turkey won the B-Main.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks/Insta-Panels Duel on the DIrt Series

Lee Winger and Steve Shaw paced the field to the green flag for the 50-lap Brock Leonard Memorial for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks/Insta-Panels Duel on the DIrt Series with Shaw taking the early lead.

Shaw paced the field through the first caution on lap six before Chris Hale drove to the inside of Shaw in a battle for the lead that continued for the next 19 laps with Blake Bomberry Jr. and Dave Bailey also challenging for second following a lap 19 restart.

At the halfway mark, Shaw continued to lead Bomberry, Hale, Ryan Beagle and Bailey. While Shaw stayed out front, he was never able to pull away by more than a couple of car lengths from a variety of second-place runners. With 12 laps to go, Hale tried the outside for the first time to get past Shaw and drove to the point on lap 38 by just a nose. Hale was able to pull away while Shaw fought off Beagle for second. As the action heated up, so did the temperature under the hood of Teeple’s No.11 car. A fire under the hood of Teeple’s car brought out the red flag with six laps remaining.

The stop didn’t bother Hale as he led the final six laps, including another restart, to score his third straight Feature win. Shaw took second ahead of Beagle while 24th starting Jonny Lowenberg was fourth and Brighton Speedway regular Justin Ramsay rounded out the top-five.

Chris Hale, Ken Sargent, Dave Bailey and Steve Shaw took heat race victories earlier in the night while Wade Purchase and Jay Liverance won the B-Mains.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

The HRW Automotive Mini Stock feature started with Jeff Elsliger and Cody Sommerville on the front row. The first lap saw Rob Twitchett and Mike Taylor come together in turn one for the first caution. When the race resumed, it was Fabio Olivieri who jumped out to lead the opening lap after starting third.

Kevin Thorne joined Olivieri in a two-car breakaway up front while a swarm of six cars battled two and three-wide for the lead five laps in to the event. The caution waved again on lap six when Kyle Wert spun in turn four and collected Cody Sommerville with damage to his right-front wheel.

On the restart, Olivieri maintained the point, but Mike Sarantakos was able to take second briefly before Kevin Thorne retook the spot. The battle for third was a four-car battle between Sarantakos, Tim DeBoer, Wayde Thorne and Jason Tolton.

On lap 11, Kevin Thorne and Jason Tolton made it three-wide to the inside of Olivieri. Then, on lap 12, Olivieri slipped over the cushion in turn two, allowing Tolton to take the lead and Kevin Thorne to drive into second. On the final corner, Kevin Thorne drove to the inside to try and steal the win, but Tolton held the middle line and claimed the win. Olivieri took third over Sarantakos while Matt Nuell drove to a fifth-place finish on just three wheels after losing his left-rear with two laps to go.

Olivieri, Tolton, Dusty DeBoer and Matt Nuell took heat race victories to begin the night while Sean Iftody won the B-Main.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action for its biggest weekend of the season on Friday, September 14 for the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals and Saturday, September 15 for the Arrow Express 14th Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. The top 360 Sprint Car racers in the Northeast will converge on Ohsweken to battle for the $10,000 USD-to-win and $1,000 USD-to-start prize in Saturday’s 35-lap A-Feature. Friday’s night before the nationals features twin 15-lap Features for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars as well as the rained out Patriot Sprint Tour Feature from July 20. It will also be the final points night for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks. On Saturday, the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars join the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals show. Race time each night is 7:30pm.

Reserved adult grandstand admission is $20 for the Burger Barn Night Before the Nationals on Friday, September 14 and children 12 and under are $5 or less. Reserved adult grandstand admission is $40 for the Arrow Express 14th Canadian Sprint Car Nationals and $15 for children 12 and under. Reserved tickets can be purchased online in advance at www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. ______________________________ Ohsweken Speedway Race Report September 7, 2018 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Insta-Panels Race Night Total Entries – 124 ______________________________

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (21 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 15h Sam Heferetepe Jr. (2); 2. 47x Dylan Nanticoke (4); 3. 0 Mikey Kruchka (6); 4. 17x Mack DeMan (11); 5. 49 Scott Kreutter (5); 6. 14h Jim Huppunen (1); 7. 10 Mitch Brown (7); 8. 97 Cory Turner (9); 9. 9 Steve Lyons (12); 10. 91 Ryan Turner (21); 11. 77x Alex Hill (14); 12. 15 Dan Nanticoke (3); 13. 55 Mike Thorne (19); 14. 11 Jamie Turner (13); 15. 1-10 Jake Brown (15); 16. 0c Cole MacDonald (8); 17. 81 Derek Jonathan (18); 18. 44 Barry Dunn (17); 19. 9b Scott Burk (10); 20. 22 Shawn Sliter (16); 21. 21j John Burbridge Sr. (20) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Sam Hefertepe Jr. 1-20 Hard Charger – Ryan Turner +11 (21st to 10th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name - Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 15h Sam Hefertepe Jr. – Rockwall, TX, USA (4); 2. 49 Scott Kreutter – Alden, NY, USA (6); 3. 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (2); 4. 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, ON (3); 5. 1-10 Jake Brown – Brantford, ON (5); 6. 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON (7); 7. DNF 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (1)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 2:04.037) Finish. # Name - Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON (3); 2. 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (4); 3. 9b Scott Burk – Charing Cross, ON (2); 4. 0c Cole MacDonald – Waterdown, ON (7); 5. 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (6); 6. 81 Derek Jonathan – Lewiston, NY, USA (1); 7. 21j John Burbridge Sr. – St. Williams, ON (5)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – 1:59.139) Finish. # Name - Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, ON (4); 2. 0 Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton, ON (2); 3. 14h Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, ON (3); 4. 17x Mack DeMan – Mississauga, ON (5); 5. 77x Alex Hill – Six Nations, ON (6); 6. 55 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, ON (1); 7. 44 Barry Dunn – Springfield, ON (7)

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Sam Hefertepe Jr. ______________________________

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (28 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 88h Josh Hansen (9); 2. 49L Lucas Smith (1); 3. 87x Shone Evans (14); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (21); 5. 70 Baily Heard (8); 6. 28 Jordan Hill (3); 7. 4 Hannah Ferrell (5); 8. 29 Liam Martin (2); 9. 1 Holly Porter (15); 10. 56 Dereck Lemyre (12); 11. 1eh Paul Klager (16); 12. 5 DJ Christie (10); 13. 08 Steven Beckett (17); 14. 12 Brad Herron (24); 15. 7 Caleb Wood (6); 16. 70mm Dave McKNight Jr. (20); 17. 9c Brian Nanticoke (11); 18. 38 Derek Miller (22); 19. 9 Paul Ballantyne (7); 20. 74 Rob Neely (13); 21. 3b Blaine Barrow (4); 22. 51 Trevor Young (23); 23. DNF 5d Jacob Dykstra (18); 24. DNF 68 Aaron Turkey (19) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Lucas Smith 1-16; Josh Hansen 17-20 Hard Charger – Ryan Hunsinger +17 (21st to 4th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – 2:04.129) Finish. # Name – Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, ON (1); 2. 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, ON (5); 3. 9 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford, ON (4); 4. 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, ON (6); 5. 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, ON (10); 6. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, ON (8); 7. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, ON (9); 8. 38 Derek Miller – Ohsweken, ON (3); 9. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, ON (7); 10. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, ON (2)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken, ON (4); 2. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, ON (1); 3. 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, ON (2); 4. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (9); 5. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland, ON (8); 6. 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, ON (3); 7. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, ON (7); 8. 24 Jeff Newham – Windsor, ON (5); 9. DNS 10 Lofton Schuts – Oakland, ON (6)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – 2:06.969) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 4 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa, ON (5); 2. 7 Caleb Wood – London, ON (2); 3. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, ON (4); 4. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, ON (8); 5. 1 Holly Porter – Delhi, ON (7); 6. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, ON (9); 7. 69 Josh Hill – Ohsweken, ON (1); 8. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, ON (6); 9. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. – Brampton, ON (3)

B-Feature (12 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 3:11.559) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey (1); 2. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. (8); 3. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (6); 4. 38 Derek Miller (4); 5. 51 Trevor Young (2); 6. 12 Brad Herron (7); 7. 69 Josh Hill (3); 8. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (9); 9. DNS 24 Jeff Newham (5); 10. DNS 10 Lofton Schuts (10)

 

 

Hansen Scores First Career Win; Evans Claims Inaugural AST Championship Historic Night at Ohsweken Caps Fantastic First Season for Action Sprint Tour

 By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 7, 2018) – Josh Hansen, a 16-year-old driver from Beamsville, Ont., took full advantage of a Lucas Smith misstep on lap 17 and led the final four laps to score his first career Sprint Car win in the final race of the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com inaugural season at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 7.

Smith and Liam Martin lined up on the front row for the 20-lap championship Feature which saw Shone Evans, Aaron Turkey and Jacob Dykstra all enter with a chance at the inaugural series title. Both Smith and Martin declined to take the Durnin Motors Front Row Challenge and drop to the 12th starting position for a shot at a $500 win bonus.

The opening lap was disastrous for contenders Turkey and Dykstra, who were collected in a backstretch incident that also involved Trevor Young. Both drivers suffered race-ending damage, eliminating them from championship contention and handing the title to Evans.

The ensuing restart saw Martin drive to the inside in a bid for the lead, but Smith held off the challenge with a strong drive up top. Then on lap four it was Baily Heard driving to second past Martin following an excellent multi-lap battle before the caution waved the following lap when Holly Porter spun to bring out the yellow flag.

The restart saw Heard challenge Smith to the inside and the two drivers raced side-by-side until the next caution on lap eight when Brad Herron spun in turn three. The final restart on lap eight saw Heard try to drive outside Smith in turn one, but the challenge was unsuccessful.

Smith opened a considerable lead before ninth-starting Josh Hansen raced past Heard to take second on lap 14. Then, on lap 17, Smith stepped over the banking in turn three, allowing Hansen to use the bottom lane and drive to the lead. Smith held on to the second spot, but the 16-year-old Hansen ran a flawless final three laps to score his first career Sprint Car win while Smith settled for second ahead of Shone Evans.

With his third-place finish, Evans claimed both the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com title and the Ohsweken Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car 2018 Championship. Evans’ podium finish would have been enough to earn both titles, even if Turkey and Dykstra would have finished first and second. Ryan Hunsinger drove from the 21st starting spot to fourth while Baily Heard took a fifth-place result.

Liam Martin, Jordan Hill and Hannah Ferrell were Heat Race winners earlier in the night while Aaron Turkey won the B-Main.

Stay tuned to www.ActionSprintTour.com for details regarding the Series year-end payouts and banquet information. _________________

Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Race Report September 7, 2018 Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Total Entries – 28

Entry List No. Name – Hometown 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ont. 1 Holly Porter – Delhi, Ont. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, Ont. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, Ont. 4 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa, Ont. 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, Ont. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ont. 7 Caleb Wood – London, Ont. 9 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford, Ont. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ont. 10 Lofton Schuts – Oakland, Ont. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, Ont. 24 Jeff Newham – Windsor, Ont. 28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken, Ont. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ont. 38 Derek Miller – Ohsweken, Ont. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, Ont. 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, Ont. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, Ont. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ont. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ont. 69 Josh Hill – Ohsweken, Ont. 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, Ont. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. – Brampton, Ont. 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ont. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland, Ont. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ont.

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 88h Josh Hansen (9); 2. 49L Lucas Smith (1); 3. 87x Shone Evans (14); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (21); 5. 70 Baily Heard (8); 6. 28 Jordan Hill (3); 7. 4 Hannah Ferrell (5); 8. 29 Liam Martin (2); 9. 1 Holly Porter (15); 10. 56 Dereck Lemyre (12); 11. 1eh Paul Klager (16); 12. 5 DJ Christie (10); 13. 08 Steven Beckett (17); 14. 12 Brad Herron (24); 15. 7 Caleb Wood (6); 16. 70mm Dave McKNight Jr. (20); 17. 9c Brian Nanticoke (11); 18. 38 Derek Miller (22); 19. 9 Paul Ballantyne (7); 20. 74 Rob Neely (13); 21. 3b Blaine Barrow (4); 22. 51 Trevor Young (23); 23. DNF 5d Jacob Dykstra (18); 24. DNF 68 Aaron Turkey (19) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Lucas Smith 1-16; Josh Hansen 17-20 Hard Charger – Ryan Hunsinger +17 (21st to 4th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – 2:04.129) Finish. # Name – Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, ON (1); 2. 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, ON (5); 3. 9 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford, ON (4); 4. 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, ON (6); 5. 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, ON (10); 6. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, ON (8); 7. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, ON (9); 8. 38 Derek Miller – Ohsweken, ON (3); 9. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, ON (7); 10. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, ON (2)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken, ON (4); 2. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, ON (1); 3. 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, ON (2); 4. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (9); 5. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland, ON (8); 6. 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, ON (3); 7. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, ON (7); 8. 24 Jeff Newham – Windsor, ON (5); 9. DNS 10 Lofton Schuts – Oakland, ON (6)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – Top 2 Redraw – 2:06.969) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 4 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa, ON (5); 2. 7 Caleb Wood – London, ON (2); 3. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, ON (4); 4. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, ON (8); 5. 1 Holly Porter – Delhi, ON (7); 6. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, ON (9); 7. 69 Josh Hill – Ohsweken, ON (1); 8. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, ON (6); 9. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. – Brampton, ON (3)

B-Feature (12 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 3:11.559) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 68 Aaron Turkey (1); 2. 70mm Dave McKnight Jr. (8); 3. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (6); 4. 38 Derek Miller (4); 5. 51 Trevor Young (2); 6. 12 Brad Herron (7); 7. 69 Josh Hill (3); 8. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (9); 9. DNS 24 Jeff Newham (5); 10. DNS 10 Lofton Schuts (10); _________________

2018 Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Schedule Fri. May 18 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Mon. May 21 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sat. June 9 – South Buxton Raceway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sun. June 17 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Jacob Dykstra Fri. Aug. 3 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Jacob Dykstra Sun. Aug. 12 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sat. Aug. 18 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. – Winner: Mack DeMan Sun. Sept. 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Matt Farnham Fri. Sept. 7 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Josh Hansen

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Cory Eliason Wins Inaugural Platinum Cup
BY: Troy Hennig
(Chico, CA) 9/6/18…Kingsburg sprint car driver Cory Eliason piloted the McCollochs RV Repair No. 17 to the win during the 30-lap Platinum Cup main event Thursday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. Eliason picked up his second career win at Silver Dollar Speedway. His first win came in 2016.
Forty-six-winged sprint cars entered the second night of the Gold Cup. The 30-lap main event saw Jace Vander Weerd jump out to the early lead. On the third lap Tim Kaeding passed Vander Weerd for the top spot. Eighth place starting Kyle Larson quickly jumped into the third spot by lap seven. Unfortunately, five laps later, Larson tried to avoid a spinning car and clipped the curb in turn four that sent his car upside down. The red was needed. Larson was uninjured but done for the night.
On the ensuing restart, Eliason moved into the second spot and one lap later passed Kaeding for the lead. While the top two never changed the next 15 laps, behind them third on back was never settled until the final laps. Vander Weerd was trying to hold off a charging Tanner Thorson for third. On lap 17 Thorson drove around Vander Weerd. Two laps later, Thorson missed his line, and this allowed Vander Weerd back around. Thorson’s night ended on lap 25 when he pulled off the track and went back to the pits.
Bud Kaeding had earned the hard charger award the night before. During this main event, he was rocketing towards the front again after starting in the tenth position. Kaeding had maneuvered himself around Vander Weerd for third place on lap 23. Kaeding began to close in on brother Tim during the final five laps. Eliason was smooth up front. Neither of the Kaeding’s were close enough to challenge Eliason for the win. At the finish line it was Eliason, Tim Kaeding, Bud Kaeding, Vander Weerd and Sanders.
Chase Johnson started 20th and finished sixth. An incredible drive for the VSR Motorsports No. 5v. Johnson beat 15th place starting Chelsea Blevins for the sixth spot. In fact, the two swapped positions the last three laps. Blevins came home seventh. Kalib Henry roared through the field and finished eighth. Colby Copeland finished ninth. Jodie Robinson rounded out the top ten.
Michael Ing won the 12-lap B main event. Ing started fourth and led the final seven laps. Colby Johnson, John Clark and Chase Johnson followed Ing into the main event.
The Menne Hay Ranch, Inc./Withrows Motorsports dash for cash saw Eliason win the race and pick up an extra $500. Thorson ran second followed by Tony Gualda. Gualda was running fifth in the main event until lap 18 when he slowed to a stop on the track.
Cody Smith led all 10 laps to win the C main event. Jimmy Stewart finished second and transferred to the B main.
All four heat race winners earned the right to start in the first two rows of the upcoming main event. Winners included Vander Weerd, Tim Kaeding, Jodie Robinson and Justin Sanders.
Gualda turned the nights fastest lap at a 12.680. Larson was second quick followed by Thorson.
Full Results available at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1586895

 

Tim Kaeding Ends Six Year Drought at Chico
BY: Troy Hennig
(Chico, CA) 9/5/18…Tim Kaeding led all 30-laps to win the Civil War main event during the first night of the 65th Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway. The last time Kaeding had been to victory lane at Chico was August 18, 2012. With the win, Kaeding now has 57 career triumphs at Silver Dollar Speedway. Kaeding lit up the track in turn four with post-race victory donuts and was very emotional in victory lane. “It feels good to get back to victory lane here at Chico,” said Kaeding. Kaeding celebrated the win with son Tannyn and girlfriend Sharee along with Joshua Bates and the entire No. 42x R and B Company team.
Forty-six Civil War Sprint Cars entered night one of the 65th Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway. Twenty C&H Veteran Ent. presented by Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour sprint cars joined them for a big night of racing.
Twenty-two cars lined up for the 30-lap feature event. Kaeding jumped out to the lead. It was a spot he would never give up. Tanner Thorson shadowed Kaeding the entire event. Mason Moore grabbed the third spot. While the top three never changed, plenty of action was taking place in fourth on back. Sean Becker used the middle of the track to his liking and passed numerous cars. At one point he raced in fourth. Justin Sanders and Andy Forsberg both were top five cars all night also. Four cars wreck in turn two on lap 14. Those involved included Cody Hodgson, Chase Majdic, Michael Ing and Nathan Rolfe.
As the race continued tire management would be critical because the track began to take rubber. The drivers did their best to search for the best line but also not abuse their tires. It was impressive to watch Kaeding and Thorson race so close and hard lap after lap. Kaeding had to be technical and hit his marks. One slip up by Kaeding and Thorson would be there to capitalize. Dustin Freitas spun on lap 27 to bring out the final caution. The final three laps played out like the previous 27. Kaeding held enough of an advantage to beat Thorson to the finish line. Moore held on for third. Sanders finished fourth and Forsberg was fifth. Sean Becker drifted a bit back to sixth. Chase Johnson ran seventh. Bud Kaeding was the hard charger of the night and finished eighth.
Kalib Henry led all six laps to win the Civil War dash. Tim Kaeding was second. This finish put both these drivers on the front row of the 30-lap feature event.
The 12-lap B main event was won by Geoff Ensign. Colby Copeland shadowed Ensign the entire time but was never able to get around him. Cody Hodgson grabbed the third spot. Chase Majdic made a rare start and finished fourth. Jace Vander Weerd finished fifth. The sixth and final transfer was Dustin Freitas. Props to Freitas for coming out the C main and working his way into a transfer to the feature event.
Auburn’s Andy Forsberg picked up his 50th career fast time award at Silver Dollar Speedway. His fast lap was timed at 12.073.
The four, ten-lap heat race winners were Mason Moore, Tim Kaeding, Chase Johnson and Tanner Thorson.
The 25-lap C&H Veteran Ent. presented by Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour sprint cars main event was the best race of the night. While the first lap of the main event was a barn burner, it was the last lap that the fans will remember for a long time. There was action all over the speedway during the entirety of the race. Geoff Ensign led the first lap. The race continued to be great as Shawn Jones used the high scary side to take the lead away from Ensign on lap two. Terry Schank Jr. and Jake Morgan were battling for the third spot. Lap three saw Troy DeGaton spin to a stop in turn three. On the restart, Jones drifted off the edge in turn three and lost the lead. Ninth place starting Nick Larson took the lead on lap five. Ensign tracked down Larson on the high side and took the lead back on lap seven. Morgan was all over Larson for second on lap eight. Before the next lap was completed, Scott Chapela and Kaimi Costa made contact that resulted in Chapela flipping in turn three.
The lap seven restart had Ensign, Morgan and Terry Schank Jr. as the top three. Larson headed to the work area under the red flag and had to restart at the rear. The field stayed the same until lap nine when Kelly Hicks stopped in turn four. Morgan slid Ensign for the lead on lap ten. Lap 12 Ensign drifted over the small cushion in turn three and lost more spots. Jones passed Schank Jr. on lap 14 for second. Heart break city on lap 18 as Morgan came to a stop in the middle of the back stretch and gave up the lead to Jones.
Seven laps remained to determine the winner. Casey McClain started tenth but was now in the third spot for the restart. Jones led Schank Jr. to the green. McClain passed Schank Jr. for second on lap 21. Tony Richards moved into the third spot on lap 22. The final lap was epic. McClain passes Jones coming to the white flag. Jones passes McClain out of turn two and tries to squeeze his car to the bottom in turn three. However, McClain never lifts, and keeps his car to the inside of Jones. They race side by side through turn three and four. Coming out of turn four they bang wheels, neither driver giving an inch. McClain was able to keep his car straight and accelerate towards the finish line and win the race. The crowd was appreciative of both drivers’ efforts. Ensign snuck ahead of Jones and finished second.
Fast Time tonight was Jesse Love. He receives the Quick Time Mortgage $100 bonus. Heat one winner Geoff Ensign picks up the King Racing Products $100 gift certificate. Cody Spencer won heat two and picked up the SpeedMart $100 certificate. The heat three Benic Enterprises $100 gift certificate went to winner Tony Richards. Ensign won the six-lap dash presented by Santamauro Racing Products.
Full results available at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1586714

 

SUSICE AND LYONS CLAIM SOS LABOUR DAY CLASSIC WINS AT BRIGHTON

By Tommy Goudge

BRIGHTON, Ontario (September 2, 2018) - Ryan Susice and Steve Lyons took Southern Ontario Sprints feature wins during an action-packed 16th Annual Labour Day Classic Weekend at Brighton Speedway, while Cory Turner inched closer to his first SOS championship.

Saturday's feature race saw Tyler Rand take the early lead before Steve Lyons took over and claimed his first ever 360 Sprint Car feature win. Cory Turner moved up to take the runner-up spot, followed by his brother and fellow title contender Ryan Turner in third. Rick Wilson, Chris Jones, Shawn Sliter, Tyler Rand, Jamie Turner, Mike Thorne, and Holly Porter rounded out the top ten. Dylan Westbrook suffered mechanical problems which put his chances for a third consecutive SOS championship in jeopardy. Ryan Turner, Cory Turner, and Dylan Westbrook claimed heat race wins, while Mike Ferrell took the win in the "Dream Come True" Dash for Cash race.

Sunday's feature saw the podium swept by three drivers who weren't in action at Brighton the night before. Modified standout Ryan Susice took the $2,000 feature win over brothers Mitch and Jake Brown, while Dylan Westbrook charged from the seventh row to finish fourth. Ryan Turner, Cory Turner, Tyler Rand, Kyle Phillips, Chris Jones, and Holly Porter rounded out the top ten. Holly Porter, Jake Brown, and Cory Turner claimed heat race wins, while Steve Lyons won the Dash for Cash, and Holly Porter took the victory in the 12 lap Simon Petit Memorial Wingless Sprint Car Dash. Cory Turner now unofficially leads the SOS standings by 55 points over Ryan Turner heading into the championship finale, with Dylan Westbrook 106 points out of the lead.

The Southern Ontario Sprints donated the club's half of their 50/50 draw proceeds on both Saturday and Sunday to injured driver Tyler Hendricks and his family, while Mike Ferrell and April Wilson also donated their Dash for Cash race winnings. Please visit www.gofundme.com/fundraiser-for-tyler-hendricks if you wish to contribute.

The SOS season championship will be decided this Saturday, September 8 when the tour heads to Merrittville Speedway for the final points-paying event of the season. Visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com for additional information. The SOS will then head back to Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15 as an affiliate sanction of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals for the 14th consecutive year. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.com for additional information.

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ENTRY LIST (Number Name - Hometown) 0 Holly Porter - Delhi, Ontario 9 Steve Lyons - Carlisle, Ontario 11 Jamie Turner - Caistor Centre, Ontario 11j Chris Jones - Picton, Ontario 15 Mike Ferrell - London, Ontario 15aw April Wilson - Joyceville, Ontario 16 Rick Wilson - Joyceville, Ontario 21 Kyle Phillips - Grand Island, New York 22 Shawn Sliter - Port Colborne, Ontario 22x Al Gilleta Jr. - St. Catharines, Ontario 25 Warren Mahoney - Lefroy, Ontario 47x Dylan Westbrook - Scotland, Ontario 55 Mike Thorne - Caledonia, Ontario 66 Frank Baranowski - Mount Hope, Ontario 71s Josh Sliter - Port Colborne, Ontario 79 Mike Bradley - 84 Tyler Rand - Picton, Ontario 91 Ryan Turner - Caistor Centre, Ontario 97 Cory Turner - Caistor Centre, Ontario 98 Paul Pekkonen - Brockville, Ontario

HEAT RACE #1 (Started) 8 laps - NT 1. 91 Ryan Turner (1), 2. 11 Jamie Turner (2), 3. 0 Holly Porter (3), / 4. 22 Shawn Sliter (6), 5. 98 Paul Pekkonen (4), 6. 25 Warren Mahoney (5), 7. 22x Al Gilleta Jr. (7)

HEAT RACE #2 (Started) 8 laps - NT 1. 97 Cory Turner (1), 2. 11j Chris Jones (3), 3. 9 Steve Lyons (5), / 4. 71s Josh Sliter (6), 5. 15aw April Wilson (4), 6. 21 Kyle Phillips (2), 7. 79 Mike Bradley (7)

HEAT RACE #3 (Started) 8 laps - NT 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6), 2. 16 Rick Wilson (1), 3. 84 Tyler Rand (3), / 4. 15 Mike Ferrell (2), 5. 55 Mike Thorne (4), 6. 66 Frank Baranowski (5)

FOUR WIDE DESIGN "DREAM COME TRUE" DASH FOR CASH (Started) 4 laps - NT 1. 15 Mike Ferrell (1), 2. 22x Al Gilleta Jr. (2), 3. 16 Roger Levesque (3), 4. 79 Mike Bradley (4)

A-FEATURE (Started) 25 laps - NT 1. 9 Steve Lyons (2) 2. 97 Cory Turner (5) 3. 91 Ryan Turner (6) 4. 16 Rick Wilson (8) 5. 11j Chris Jones (4) 6. 22 Shawn Sliter (10) 7. 84 Tyler Rand (1) 8. 11 Jamie Turner (9) 9. 55 Mike Thorne (15) 10. 0 Holly Porter (3) 11. 25 Warren Mahoney (16) 12. 71s Josh Sliter (11) 13. 98 Paul Pekkonen (13) 14. 21 Kyle Phillips (17) 15. 15 Mike Ferrell (12) 16. 66 Frank Baranowski (18) 17. 15aw April Wilson (14) 18. 22x Al Gilleta Jr. (19) 19. 79 Mike Bradley (20) 20. DNF 47x Dylan Westbrook (7) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Tyler Rand (1-6), Steve Lyons (7-25) Hard Charger – Mike Thorne +6 (15th to 9th)

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2018 2018 SEASON EVENT #9 - LABOUR DAY CLASSIC NIGHT #2 BRIGHTON SPEEDWAY - BRIGHTON, ONTARIO, CANADA

ENTRY LIST (Number Name - Hometown) 0 Holly Porter - Delhi, Ontario 9 Steve Lyons - Carlisle, Ontario 10 Mitch Brown - Brantford, Ontario 11 Jamie Turner - Caistor Centre, Ontario 11j Chris Jones - Picton, Ontario 15 Mike Ferrell - London, Ontario 15aw April Wilson - Joyceville, Ontario 16 Rick Wilson - Joyceville, Ontario 18 Ryan Susice - Ransomville, New York 21 Kyle Phillips - Grand Island, New York 22 Shawn Sliter - Port Colborne, Ontario 22x Al Gilleta Jr. - St. Catharines, Ontario 25 Warren Mahoney - Lefroy, Ontario 47x Dylan Westbrook - Scotland, Ontario 66 Frank Baranowski - Mount Hope, Ontario 71s Josh Sliter - Port Colborne, Ontario 79 Bob Crawford - Sutton, Ontario 84 Tyler Rand - Picton, Ontario 91 Ryan Turner - Caistor Centre, Ontario 97 Cory Turner - Caistor Centre, Ontario 98 Paul Pekkonen - Brockville, Ontario 110 Jake Brown - Brantford, Ontario

HEAT RACE #1 (Started) 8 laps - 1:58.244 1. 0 Holly Porter (8), 2. 18 Ryan Susice (5), 3. 11 Jamie Turner (1), / 4. 16 Rick Wilson (2), 5. 21 Kyle Phillips (4), 6. 25 Warren Mahoney (3), 7. 66 Frank Baranowski (7), 8. DNF 79 Bob Crawford (6)

HEAT RACE #2 (Started) 8 laps - NT 1. 110 Jake Brown (1), 2. 91 Ryan Turner (3), 3. 10 Mitch Brown (2), / 4. 11j Chris Jones (4), 5. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6), 6. 9 Steve Lyons (7), 7. 15aw April Wilson (5)

HEAT RACE #3 (Started) 8 laps - NT 1. 97 Cory Turner (1), 2. 84 Tyler Rand (3), 3. 98 Paul Pekkonen (5), / 4. 71s Josh Sliter (4), 5. 15 Mike Ferrell (7), 6. 22x Al Gilleta Jr. (6), 7. DNF 22 Shawn Sliter (2)

DOCKS ARE US DASH FOR CASH (Started) 4 laps - 1:01.531 1. 9 Steve Lyons (1), 2. 22 Shawn Sliter (4), 3. 15aw April Wilson (3), 4. 66 Frank Baranowski (2)

SIMON PETIT MEMORIAL WINGLESS SPRINT CAR DASH PRESENTED BY RBM CARRIERS, BLACK'S TRANSPORT, MARBERT TRANSPORT, SPEEDWAY AUTO MACHINE, & FOUR WIDE DESIGN (Started) 12 laps - NT 1. 0 Holly Porter (3), 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (5), 3. 11j Chris Jones (4), 4. 98 Paul Pekkonen (6), 5. 25 Warren Mahoney (1), 6. 15 Mike Ferrell (2), 7. 15aw April Wilson (7), 8. 16 Rick Wilson (8)

A-FEATURE (Started) 25 laps - NT 1. 18 Ryan Susice (4) 2. 10 Mitch Brown (5) 3. 110 Jake Brown (2) 4. 47x Dylan Westbrook (14) 5. 91 Ryan Turner (3) 6. 97 Cory Turner (8) 7. 84 Tyler Rand (7) 8. 21 Kyle Phillips (13) 9. 11j Chris Jones (11) 10. 0 Holly Porter (1) 11. 16 Rick Wilson (10) 12. 11 Jamie Turner (6) 13. 9 Steve Lyons (17) 14. 66 Frank Baranowski (19) 15. 22 Shawn Sliter (21) 16. 15aw April Wilson (20) 17. 25 Warren Mahoney (16) 18. 15 Mike Ferrell (15) 19. 79 Bob Crawford (22) 20. 71s Josh Sliter (12) 21. 98 Paul Pekkonen (9) 22. DNF 22x Al Gilleta Jr. (18) A-Feature Lap Leaders - Jake Brown (1-8), Ryan Susice (9-25) Hard Charger – Dylan Westbrook +10

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2018 SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS SCHEDULE & WINNERS 1. May 19 – Brighton Speedway – RAIN 2. June 16 – Brighton Speedway – Dylan Westbrook (1) 3. June 23 – Merrittville Speedway – RAIN 4. July 7 – Brighton Speedway – Cory Turner (1) 5. July 28 – Brighton Speedway – Ryan Turner (1) 6. August 17 – Ohsweken Speedway – Scott Kreutter (1) 7. August 18 – South Buxton Raceway – Dylan Westbrook (2) 8. September 1 – Brighton Speedway – Steve Lyons (1) 9. September 2 – Brighton Speedway – Ryan Susice (1) 10. September 8 – Merrittville Speedway NP. September 14 – Ohsweken Speedway (Night Before the Nationals) NP. September 15 – Ohsweken Speedway (Canadian Sprint Car Nationals) SOS MEDIA Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2018 marks the 23rd year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints tour. The 2018 schedule consists of 12 events at four different race tracks in Ontario; each SOS tour event pays a minimum of $1,200-to-win and $240-to-start. Visit www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca for more information.

SOS SUPPORTERS The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2018 partners, including Brighton Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, South Buxton Raceway, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and Kreitz Oval Track Parts.

 

 

Matt Farnham Invades For Action Sprint Tour Win at Humberstone Speedway Photo by Dale Calnan/Image Factor Media Becomes First American Winner on Action Sprint Tour

By Clayton Johns with files from Steven Petty

PORT COLBORNE, Ont. (September 3, 2018) – Tonawanda, NY’s Matt Farnham took full advantage of re-drawing the pole and led all 20 laps to score victory in his first career start with the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com on Sunday night at Humberstone Speedway. The win adds Farnham’s name to the Action Sprint Tour record books as the fifth different winner in series history and the first American driver to claim a win. The win is even more remarkable considering the Empire State driver is normally a 358 Modified driver at Ransomville Speedway and not regular Sprint Car pilot.

“I’ve had experience at Humberstone in the Sportsman and I cannot thank Trey Hoddick, Scott Kreutter and my crew enough for this opportunity,” Farnham said in Victory Lane.

Farnham and the “Beamsville Bullet” Paul Klager bring the 15-car field to the green flag after both drivers declined the Durnin Motors Front Row Challenge and the chance to earn a bonus $500 if either could win from the 12th starting spot.

Farnham grabbed the early lead with Aaron Turkey and Shone Evans battling side-by-side for third over the opening laps. Evans eventually emerged with the spot. While Farnham had opened an early advantage, he got off the top of the racing surface in turn two with eight laps to go, allowing Klager to reel in the point man.

A lap 13 restart following a Trevor Young spin in turn two saw Farnham re-establish his advantage up front while Klaher, Evans, Turkey and Josh Hansen raced inside the top-five. Farnham went on to lead the remainder of the race to complete the win in his first career tour start. Paul Klager earned a season-best runner-up finish while Shone Evans rounded out the podium. Turkey and Hansen completed the top-five. Shone Evans’ third-place finish added two points to his lead over Aaron Turkey in the championship standings entering Friday’s tour finale. The gap stands at just eight points prior to the deciding race, meaning Turkey is still very much alive in the chase for the crown.

The Action Sprint Tour completes its inaugural season this coming Friday on September 7 when it will crown the first champion at Ohsweken Speedway. Race time is 7:00pm. Additional event information is available at www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. _________________ Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Race Report September 2, 2018 Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada Total Entries – 15

Entry List No. Name – Hometown 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ont. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, Ont. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, Ont. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ont. 7f Matt Farnham – Tonawanda, NY 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ont. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, Ont. 28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken, Ont. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ont. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, Ont. 49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, Ont. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ont. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ont. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland, Ont. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ont.

A-Feature (20 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 7f Matt Farnham; 2. 1eh Paul Klager; 3. 87x Shone Evans; 4. 68 Aaron Turkey; 5. 88h Josh Hansen; 6. 29 Liam Martin; 7. 5d Jacob Dykstra; 8. 43h Ryan Hunsinger; 9. 28 Jordan Hill; 10. 08 Steven Beckett; 11. 9c Brian Nanticoke; 12. 12 Brad Herron; 13. 51 Trevor Young; 14. 56 Dereck Lemyre; 15. 3b Blaine Barrow A-Feature Lap Leaders – Matt Farnham 1-20 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0E0ooMpMs0&feature=youtu.be

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify) Finish. # Name, (Starting Position) 1. 1eh Paul Klager; 2. 29 Liam Martin; 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre; 4. 08 Steven Beckett; 5. 9c Brian Nanticoke Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q4FVpCmQxw&feature=youtu.be

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify) Finish. # Name, (Starting Position) 1. 12 Brad Herron; 2. 68 Aaron Turkey; 3. 5d Jacob Dykstra; 4. 28 Jordan Hill; 5. 51 Trevor Young Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD5DOyyZvgg&feature=youtu.be

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify) Finish. # Name, (Starting Position) 1. 87x Shone Evans; 2. 7f Matt Farnham; 3. 88h Josh Hansen; 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger; 5. DNS 3b Blaine Barrow Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO5FxmvPPJQ&feature=youtu.be _________________ 2018 Action Sprint Tour Top-5 Points Update Following September 2 at Humberstone Speedway 1. 87x Shone Evans – 679 2. 68 Aaron Turkey – 671 3. 5d Jacob Dykstra – 655 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – 581 5. 1eh Paul Klager – 567 _________________

2018 Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Schedule Fri. May 18 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Mon. May 21 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sat. June 9 – South Buxton Raceway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sun. June 17 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Jacob Dykstra Fri. Aug. 3 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Jacob Dykstra Sun. Aug. 12 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sat. Aug. 18 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. – Winner: Mack DeMan Sun. Sept. 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Matt Farnham Fri. Sept. 7 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont.

 

 

MARK SMITH SWEEPS PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR SWING THROUGH PENNSYLVANIA

(Selinsgrove, PA) Mark Smith backed up his win at Baps Motor Speedway Saturday night by scoring his second consecutive win with the Patriots Sunday evening at Selinsgrove Speedway.

“It takes me a few laps to get me going” Smith expressed in victory lane. “It is just our set up so when I start back in traffic, it gets a little more difficult for me, but starting up front in clean air it is definitely an advantage.”

Smith was fortunate to start on the front row along side previous Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main Winner at Selinsgrove, Chad Layton as the two veterans would bring the 22 car field to the green flag.

When the green flag dropped, Davie Franek’s car would not fire and the caution flag would immediately come out. After going to the work area and making it back to the track, his car still would not fire and the 2018 Selinsgrove track champion was done for the night.

Layton and Smith would bring the field back to green once again as the two would contest for the top spot with multiple exchanges for the lead occurring in the first two circuits of the 30 lap A-Main. Also running in the top and pressuring for the lead would be Cody Keller, Kyle Drum, and Chuck Hebing.

Then on the third lap, third place runner, Cody Keller contacted the turn three wall flipping several times bringing out the red flag.

An Open Red was then called for the teams to re-fuel and make tire adjustments, they were given ten minutes.

Smith would bring the single file field back to green extending his lead over Layton, Drum, Hebing and Jason Shultz.

Jason Shultz would continue to click by cars eventually finding himself battling for the second position with Chad Layton.

The second red flag of the night would come out on lap 13 when Jordan Thomas would lose control of his car heading into turn three hitting the wall hard and getting tipped over on his side. Thomas would be okay but his car was not as they had to tow it back to the pits making his night complete.

In the second half of the race, the top three would break away from the rest of the field with Smith still leading over Layton and Shultz. Shultz would get by Layton on lap 15 and start to chase Mark Smith.

Another driver starting to go forward was eighth place starter, Derek Locke as he was able to clear fourth place runner, Chuck Hebing on lap 18. Lap traffic would eventually go away from the race leaders which allowed Shultz to gain ground on Smith.

Shultz would get within striking distance on lap 27 before slipping up on turn two benefitting Smith to pull away for his second straight win of the weekend. Shultz would settle for second followed by Layton, Derek Locke and late race hard charger, Ryan Taylor.

“I was just hoping to hold my line on the straights and not open up my entry too much going into one, if nobody is there then you can give yourself a little bit of room but you still have to be careful.” Smith continued.

Jason Shultz finished on the podium once again at Selinsgrove with the Patriots and was very happy to hang on.

“I don’t know if I was doing the best job on the high side, but I was just trying to keep some speed” Shultz said. “I was hoping he might screw up but he didn’t and I did so I fell back a little.”

Shultz also really enjoyed the race he had with Chad Layton battling for that runner up position.

“Chad was really good tonight, I love racing with him, he is a real hard competitor so once you get by him you know you are doing something right.”

Chad Layton picked up the win with the Patriot Sprint Tour earlier this season for the Joe Whitcomb Memorial and was quite happy to take home another podium finish with PST, his third career overall at Selinsgrove.

“We tried our best, tried to keep it in striking distance, you never know what can happen in lap traffic” comment Layton. “It seems like we always rise to the occasion when these bigger races come up, we are always trying and it just seems to play out that way.”

Heat races went to Smith, Cody Keller, and Davie Franek. This was Mark Smith’s fourth career Patriot Sprint Tour win which includes a non-point race at Williams Grove Speedway back in 2011.

He and a strong field of cars will look to keep it going at the 14th Running of the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals in Ohsweken Ontario on Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15. There is a make up A-Main for the Patriots in the Friday program that pays $3,333 to win.

Please be sure to log onto patriotsprinttour.com to search for more information, or to like Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook, or to follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

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Quick Results- Selinsgrove Speedway

A Main: 1) M1-MARK SMITH (2) 2) 29-Jason Shultz 3) 35-Chad Layton 4) 77-Derek Locke 5) 3z-Ryan Taylor 6) 45-Chuck Hebing 7) 19-Colby Womer 8) 9-Ryan Linder 9) 47-Kyle Drum 10) 33w-Michael Walter II 11) 71-Jessica Anderson 12) 11-Jim Shuster 13) 49-Mallie Shuster 14) 6-Tyler Denochick 15) 30-Scott Goodrich 16) 67-Pete Richardson 17) 511-John Sharpe 18) 79-Jordan Thomas 19) 3-Todd Gracey 20) 121-Steve Glover 21) 99k-Cody Keller 22) 28f-Davie Franek 23) 66-Ryan Kissinger (DNF)

Heat 1: 1) Cody Keller 2) 29-Jason Shultz 3) 35-Chad Layton 4) 45-Chuck Hebing 5) 71-Jessica Anderson 6) 6- Tyler Denochick 7) 11-Jim Shuster 8) 67-Pete Richardson

Heat 2: 1) M1-Mark Smith 2) 77-Derek Locke 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 19-Colby Womer 5) 33w-Michael Walter II 6) 49-Mallie Shuster 7) 511-John Sharpe 8) 66-Ryan Kissinger

Heat 3: 1) 28f-Davie Franek 2) 3z-Ryan Taylor 3) 47-Kyle Drum 4) 9-Ryan Linder 5) 30-Scott Goodrich 6) 3-Todd Gracey 7) 121-Steve Glover

Patriot Sprint Tour Championship Standings: 1) 45- Chuck Hebing (1629) 2) 79-Jordan Thomas (1550) 3) 47- Kyle Drum (1408) 4) 30- Scott Goodrich (1367) 5) 67-Pete Richardson (1346) 6) 121-Steve Glover (1299) 7) Paulie Colagiovanni (854) 8) 82-Jared Zimbardi (775) 9) 17z-Josh Azzi (770) 10) 28f-Davie Franek (664)

 

 

BALLOU TAKES THE CHALLENGE AT TRI-STATE

Haubstadt, IN - September 2, 2018 - Robert Ballou was ready for the
Labor Day Weekend Challenge at Tri-State Speedway Sunday night. He
claimed his second victory of the season in racing with the Hoosier
Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series. Ballou started ootside pole, grabbed
the lead, and found the fastest line around the quarter mile oval.
The green light was on and it stayed on all 30 laps. There was
racing throughout the 21 car field. Two or three distinct packs of
cars formed. But up front there was only Ballou. The feature was
over quickly without the experience of a caution. Ballou took the
checkered flag having built up an impressive eight second lead.
The Ballou Motorsports Ott powered BOSS sprint car is sponsored by
Dickinson Farms and Deaton‚€™s Waterfront Service. The Rocklin,
California, driver is now tied for third on the MSCS All Time Wins
list with 14 victories.
Defending 2017 Challenge winner Kyle Cummins became the last
challenger during the feature. He started tenth on the field and
worked his way forward in quest of a repeat victory. He had moved up
to second by lap 24 after getting by MSCS Points leader Carson Short.
Short slipped back to fourth handicapped by a broken shock. Josh
Hodges who races out of Albuquerque, NM, took third. Chase Stockon
rounded out the top five. The immense effort by Kyle Cummins earned
him the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race Award.
Pole sitter Dakota Jackson led the second five to the finish line.
Only nine drivers avoided being lapped by Ballou. Donny Brackett
finished seventh in the feature followed by fast qualifier Stephen
Schnapf, Brandon Mattox, and Critter Malone. Chet Williams collected
the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award in finishing eleventh,
The three sprint car heat races were victories for Dakota Jackson,
Robert Ballou, and Carson Short. Stephen Schnapf won the B Main in
which he competed after experiencing problems early in the first heat
race. Newcomer Chayse Hayhurst claimed the last feature transfer
with a fifth place finish in the B.
The UMP Modifieds were 34 strong in support of a program with a built
in bonus. They competed in the regular show paying $1,000 to win the
feature and also in a make-up feature for the rained-out Summit
Modified Nationals event from June 24th paying $1,500 to win.
Zack Fair won the regular feature that concluded the night‚€™s racing
activity. Dave Beck, Brandon McDowell, Stan Beadles, and Mark Lamont
finished in the top five. Heats were won by Matt Lane, Dave Beck,
Zack Fair, and Dustin Beck. Jerry Davis won the B Main.
Brandon McDowell won the Summit Modified feature held at the
beginning of the program. McDowell persevered despite having to face
two late race restarts when a yellow came out with a lap to go. Dave
Beck, Dustin Beck, Zack Fair, and John Clippinger rounded out the top
five.
The next event at Tri-State Speedway and for MSCS will be the
Haubstadt Hustler on September 15. The event is co-sanctioned with
USAC. $10,000 will go to the winner. It is the biggest purse of the
season. If a rain date should be needed, it will be Sunday September
16. The UMP Modifieds will also be racing.
Provided as News and Information for MSCS & Tri-State Speedway.

SUMMARY
Tri-State Speedway at Haubstadt, IN
Labor Day Weekend Challenge
September 2, 2018

Hoosier Tire MSCS Sprint Cars (27 Entries):

Overall Top Qualifier - 61M Stephen Schnapf, 13.653 seconds
First Heat - 3 Dakota Jackson, 28 Brandon Mattox, 17 Kendall Ruble, 3C
Kyle Cummins
_________63 Josh Cunningham, 99 Alec Sipes, 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 5-o Daron
Clayton,
_________61M Stephen Schnapf
Second Heat - 12 Robert Ballou, 7 Critter Malone, 74x Josh Hodges, 32
Chase Stockon,
___________ 98 Brandon Morin, 14J Jadon Rogers, 11 James Lyerla, 45 Eric
Perrott,
___________ 37 Dave Gross
Third Heat - 21 Carson Short, 4B Donny Brackett, 38 Chet Williams, 5K Kent
Schmidt,
__________ 70 Jordan Kinser, 10 Aric Gentry, 76 Charlie Belden Jr., 27
Brian Wallace,
__________ 36 Collin Ambrose DNS
B Main - 61M Stephen Schnapf, 14J Jadon Rogers, 11 James Lyerla, 10 Aric
Gentry,
_______ 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 99 Alec Sipes, 27 Brian Wallace, 45 Eric Perrott,
_______ 76 Charlie Belden Jr., 37 Dave Gross
Feature (30 Laps) - 12 Robert Ballou, 3C Kyle Cummins, 74X Josh Hodges,
_______________ 21 Carson Short, 32 Chase Stockon, 3 Dakota Jackson,
_______________ 4B Donny Brackett, 61M Stephen Schnapf, 28 Brandon Mattox,
_______________ 7 Critter Malone, 38 Chet Williams, 70 Jordan Kinser,
_______________ 5K Kent Schmidt, 17 Kendall Ruble, 14J Jadon Rogers,
_______________ 98 Brandon Morin, 11 James Lyerla, 10 Aric Gentry,
_______________ 20 Chayse Hayhurst, 45 Eric Perrott, 63 Josh Cunningham

UMP Open Wheel Modifieds (34 Entries):

Overall Top Qualifier - Brandon McDowell, 15.696 seconds
First Heat - 32 Matt Lane, 7 Mark Lamont, 16c John Clippinger,
_________ 41 Lance Foreman
Second Heat - 11 Dave Beck, 99 Hunt Gossum, mB4 Marty Lindeman,
___________ 93 Brayden Watson
Third Heat - 95z Zack Fair, 84 Stan Beadles, 4R Blake Roberson,
__________ 87 Samantha Beadles
Fourth Heat - 75 Dustin Beck, 18 Brandon McDowell, 29J Jordan Weaver,
__________ 5B Don Brantley
B Main - 27 Jerry Davis, 7D Michael Sabatino, 95 Larry Anderson,
_______ 91 Jason Kibby, 55 Justin Jones
Feature (25 Laps) - 95z Zack Fair, 11 Dave Beck, 18 Brandon McDowell,
_______________ 84 Stan Beadles, 7 Mark Lamont, mB4 Marty Lindeman,
_______________ 29J Jordan Weaver, 16c John Clippinger, 41 Lance Foreman,
_______________ 27 Jerry Davis, 93W Brayden Watson, 95 Larry Anderson,
_______________ 32 Matt Lane, 75 Dustin Beck, 99 Hunt Gossum,
_______________ 7D Michael Sabitino, 4R Blake Roberson, 87 Samantha Beadles,
_______________ 91 Jason Kibby

Summit Modified Nationals:

Make-Up Feature (25 Laps) - 18 Brandon McDowell, 11 Dave Beck, 75 Dustin
Beck,
______________ 95Z Zack Fair, 16C John Clippinger, 84 Stan Beadles,
______________ 7 Mark Lamont, 41 Lance Foreman, mB4 Marty Lindeman,
______________ 62K Joel Jenson, 57 Matt Hines, 95 Larry Anderson,
______________ 55W Lucas Wehmiller, 5B Don Brantley, 93W Brayden Watson,
______________ 81 Mark Cole, 81c Chris Cole, 15 Brandon Justus,
______________ 87 Samantha Beadles, 3M Tres Mehler

 

 

Fisher Wins Two Features and Montana Round Up Title During Marquee NSA Series Event at Electric City Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - GREAT FALLS, Mont. (Sept. 3, 2018) - Eric Fisher emerged as the overall champion of the 24th annual Montana Round Up last weekend at Electric City Speedway, where he finished in the top three of each heat race and main event he entered.

Fisher won the opening night and the finale of the three-day North-American Speed Association event at the 3/10-mile dirt oval, which welcomed more than two dozen competitors in the winged sprint car division. Fisher also placed second during the second night of action to accumulate the most points to garner a $500 bonus on top of his race winnings.

Don Miller, who won Night 2, finished second in the event standings with Sean MacDonell rounding out the podium. Both drivers also netted bonus money.

The event opened on Friday with Fisher outdueling Miller for the top prize. Bill Boyce placed third with MacDonell fourth and Mark Wermling charging from 16th to fifth place.

MacDonell, James Setters and Miller were the heat race winners. Bryan Brown claimed the B Main.

Familiar faces ran up front on Saturday as Miller reversed roles with Fisher to claim the victory. Boyce ended third, MacDonell fourth and Wermling fifth for the second straight night.

Miller, Boyce and Joe Perry picked up heat race triumphs. Wade Fleming was the B Main winner.

Fisher and MacDonell put on a show maneuvering through the field on Sunday during the event finale. Fisher rallied from seventh to garner his second win of the weekend and MacDonell powered from 10th to the runner-up result. Perry recorded a third-place finish with James Setters producing a fourth-place outing. Wermling was fifth for the third consecutive race.

Steve Reeves, Fleming and Perry each won a heat race.

"I want to thank all of the drivers, car owners and teams as well as the fans who supported us throughout the weekend," Electric City Speedway Owner Dan Mann said. "We had a great weekend of racing and look forward to what the future entails."

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Aug. 31, 2018 -

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 59-Eric Fisher (1); 2. 2M-Don Miller (5); 3. 1-Bill Boyce (2); 4. 9-Sean MacDonell (7); 5. 9K-Mark Wermling (16); 6. 5R-Steve Reeves (3); 7. 37-Phil Dietz (10); 8. 2X-Kyle Evans (12); 9. 97-Matthew Dusseault (9); 10. 28-Joe Perry (13); 11. 66-Brett McGhie (8); 12. 3-Jordan Milne (11); 13. 2-James Setters (6); 14. 747-Wade Fleming (14); 15. 38B-Bryan Brown (17); 16. 31-Shane Moore (18); 17. 14-Rob Orgar (19); 18. (DNF) 2D-Joe Beaver (4); 19. (DNF) 0H-Paul Hawks (20); 20. (DNF) 6-Tom Watts (15).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 38B-Bryan Brown (1); 2. 31-Shane Moore (2); 3. 14-Rob Orgar (5); 4. 0H-Paul Hawks (7); 5. 24-Leroy Brush (4); 6. 4P-Cliff Nelson Jr (6); (DNS) 3X-Shane Ainscough; (DNS) 4N-John Nelson.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Sean MacDonell (2); 2. 59-Eric Fisher (6); 3. 3-Jordan Milne (1); 4. 28-Joe Perry (4); 5. 6-Tom Watts (3); 6. 38B-Bryan Brown (5); 7. 0H-Paul Hawks (9); 8. 14-Rob Orgar (8); 9. 4N-John Nelson (7).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 2-James Setters (2); 2. 66-Brett McGhie (4); 3. 37-Phil Dietz (3); 4. 97-Matthew Dusseault (6); 5. 2X-Kyle Evans (7); 6. 31-Shane Moore (1); 7. (DNF) 3X-Shane Ainscough (5); (DNS) 81-Darren Smith.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2M-Don Miller (2); 2. 1-Bill Boyce (3); 3. 2D-Joe Beaver (6); 4. 5R-Steve Reeves (7); 5. 9K-Mark Wermling (1); 6. 747-Wade Fleming (8); 7. 24-Leroy Brush (4); 8. 4P-Cliff Nelson Jr (5).

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Sept. 1, 2018 -

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2M-Don Miller (2); 2. 59-Eric Fisher (1); 3. 1-Bill Boyce (7); 4. 9-Sean MacDonell (5); 5. 9K-Mark Wermling (9); 6. 28-Joe Perry (3); 7. 37-Phil Dietz (13); 8. 5R-Steve Reeves (4); 9. 54-Chris Ochs (10); 10. 3-Jordan Milne (6); 11. 66-Brett McGhie (14); 12. 2S-James Setters (12); 13. 2X-Kyle Evans (19); 14. 14-Rob Orgar (16); 15. (DNF) 2D-Joe Beaver (15); 16. (DNF) 38B-Bryan Brown (8); 17. (DNF) 7-Wade Fleming (17); 18. (DNF) 81-Darren Smith (18); 19. (DNF) 6-Tom Watts (20); 20. (DNF) 31-Shane Moore (11).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 7-Wade Fleming (8); 2. 81-Darren Smith (1); 3. 2X-Kyle Evans (4); 4. 6-Tom Watts (3); 5. 7T-Greg Tacke (2); 6. (DNF) 4P-Cliff Nelson Jr (5); 7. (DNF) 0-Cal Hawkes (7); (DNS) 4N-John Nelson.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2M-Don Miller (3); 2. 59-Eric Fisher (7); 3. 9K-Mark Wermling (4); 4. 66-Brett McGhie (1); 5. 2S-James Setters (6); 6. 37-Phil Dietz (8); 7. 7-Wade Fleming (2); 8. (DNF) 2X-Kyle Evans (5).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Bill Boyce (2); 2. 38B-Bryan Brown (1); 3. 9-Sean MacDonell (8); 4. 31-Shane Moore (6); 5. 14-Rob Orgar (4); 6. 7T-Greg Tacke (3); 7. 4P-Cliff Nelson Jr (5); (DNS) 4N-John Nelson.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Joe Perry (1); 2. 3-Jordan Milne (2); 3. 54-Chris Ochs (4); 4. 5R-Steve Reeves (8); 5. 2D-Joe Beaver (5); 6. 81-Darren Smith (7); 7. 6-Tom Watts (6); 8. 0-Cal Hawkes (3).

NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on Sept. 2, 2018 -

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 59-Eric Fisher (7); 2. 9-Sean MacDonell (10); 3. 28-Joe Perry (2); 4. 2-James Setters (1); 5. 9K-Mark Wermling (16); 6. 2M-Don Miller (6); 7. 37-Phil Dietz (9); 8. 5R-Steve Reeves (4); 9. 1-Bill Boyce (14); 10. 97-Matthew Dusseault (3); 11. 66-Brett McGhie (8); 12. 3-Jordan Milne (13); 13. 2X-Kyle Evans (11); 14. 38B-Bryan Brown (19); 15. 24-Leroy Brush (21); 16. 0-Cal Hawkes (17); 17. 7T-Greg Tacke (20); 18. 7-Wade Fleming (5); 19. 81-Darren Smith (18); 20. 2D-Joe Beaver (15); 21. 14-Rob Orgar (12).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 5R-Steve Reeves (3); 2. 66-Brett McGhie (1); 3. 97-Matthew Dusseault (6); 4. 3-Jordan Milne (4); 5. 0-Cal Hawkes (2); 6. 2D-Joe Beaver (8); 7. (DNF) 54-Chris Ochs (5); (DNS) 4N-Cliff Nelson Jr.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Wade Fleming (2); 2. 2-James Setters (1); 3. 59-Eric Fisher (5); 4. 14-Rob Orgar (4); 5. 1-Bill Boyce (6); 6. 9K-Mark Wermling (7); 7. 7T-Greg Tacke (3); 8. 24-Leroy Brush (8).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 28-Joe Perry (2); 2. 2M-Don Miller (3); 3. 9-Sean MacDonell (1); 4. 37-Phil Dietz (5); 5. 2X-Kyle Evans (7); 6. 81-Darren Smith (4); 7. 38B-Bryan Brown (6).

MEDIA LINKS -

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NSASeries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NSASeries

MARKETING PARTNERS -

The NSA Series would like to thank Hoosier Tires, Gee & Gee Racing, Triple X Race Co., AL Driveline, KSE Racing Products, Leaf Racewear, Bead Buster, Factory Kahne, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Pulse Racing Innovations, ZAMP, King Racing Products, McEwens Fuels & Fertilizers, Diversified Machine Inc., DC Signs, Hepner Racing Products and ProWest Motorsports for their partnership.

NORTH-AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION -

The North-American Speed Association is a 360ci winged sprint car series that dates back to the mid-1990s. NSA Founder Mike Quigley, who is a former sprint car driver and track owner, established the series to hold marquee events throughout the West Coast, Western Canada and Montana.

TRACKS -

CASTROL RACEWAY (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) - It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.

ELECTRIC CITY SPEEDWAY (Great Falls, Mont.) - It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile oval that was built in the early 1950s. The facility showcases weekly events from late April until early September. For more information, visit http://www.ElectricCitySpeedway.com .

 

 

CRSA/Short Track Super Nationals Move To Thunder Mountain

For Immediate Release September 3rd, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations - Toby LaGrange

Sodus, NY - The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series will once again be a part of the Short Track Super Nationals in October. The Brett Deyo promoted event will be held at the Thunder Mountain Speedway in Center Lisle, New York. The CRSA will be a part of the Friday night portion of the weekend.

The event was originally scheduled for the Afton Motorsport Park however was officially moved on Saturday by event management. The CRSA looks forward to working with the Afton Motorsports Park in 2019 and beyond. Middletown's Tyler Jashembowski claimed the win in the only Afton visit to beat Mother Nature this season. The Short Track Super Nationals will mark the first visit by the CRSA to Thunder Mountain this season.

The Thunder Mountain Speedway is located off Exit 8 of I-81, just about 25 miles north of Binghamton at 91 Hunts Corners Road in Center Lisle. For more information on the Thunder Mountain Speedway please log on to www.thundermtnspeedway.net.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprints.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

 

 

TIM SHAFFER EARNS PETE JACOBS MEMORIAL TITLE WORTH $10,000 AT WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY; DROWN DRIVES TO SUPER STOCK WIN
​Orrville, Ohio
Sunday, September 2, 2018
By Tyler Altmeyer & Mike Swanger

An emotional victory for Demyan-Rudzik Racing crew chief, Cody Jacobs, the 'Steel City Outlaw' Tim Shaffer picked up right where he left two days prior and earned his second Arctic Cat Al Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory in three starts, this time earning the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial title at NAPA Jani Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway worth $10,000 on Spherion Mid Ohio and NAPA Jani Auto Parts night.
Dominating the feature field once taking command for the first time on lap 18 of 35, the Aliquippa, Pa. native earned his 64th-career All Star Circuit of Champions victory from the outside of row four battling his way into the top three as early as lap eight, eventually crossing under the final checkers ahead of the 'Kunkletown Kid' Ryan Smith and rising star, Gio Scelzi. The win was Shaffer's third of the 2018 season and second of the year at WCS during All Star competition.
"Man, what an awesome race," an excited Tim Shaffer said in Wayne County Speedway victory lane. "This place has always been kinda tough for me, but today being Cody's (Jacobs) birthday, and this race honoring his great-grandfather, I really wanted to win it. This car was just awesome and I really drove the wheels off of it."
"We were really close last year and ran second," Cody Jacobs added, crew chief for the Demyan-Rudzik entry. "Like I said earlier tonight, this race isn't about the $10,000. I'm really happy to get it for my family. We're having a great year and we have some great people behind us. Everyone seems to be really working together and they are giving us great equipment. I believe I'm working with one of the best in the world and as long as I am able to do my job, I think we'll always be OK.
Tim Shaffer's path to victory lane was impressive. Although the first five laps were relatively quiet for the former All Star champion, Shaffer's first big move of the evening occurred just after a lap six restart, actually picking up a pair of positions on lap eight that propelled Shaffer from fifth to third around Aaron Reutzel and Cap Henry.
Race leader and pole-sitter Ryan Smith, who survived an early duel with Reutzel for the top spot on lap three, escaped to a near three second lead after the lap six caution. Although he seemed invincible out front, lapped traffic, which came into play for the first time with 12 laps in the books, proved to be Smith's demise, allowing Gio Scelzi, who forced his way into second after the lap six caution, and Shaffer to close the gap in a hurry.
By lap 16, Scelzi, aboard the Indy Race Parts #71, was right on the tail tank of Smith with Shaffer in tow. Before the caution flags could appear for the second time on lap 17, Shaffer had already worked his way around Scelzi to clinch the runner-up spot, thus setting up a restart with the "Steel City Outlaw" in Smith's rearview mirror.
When green flag action returned, Shaffer was able to keep pace with Smith for the entire circuit, eventually setting up his winning move on lap 18. Using the turn two cushion, Shaffer got a great run down the backstretch and forced his way underneath Smith at the entrance of turn three. The move stuck, soon beating Smith in a drag race back to the flagstand to complete the 18th circuit.
Although the main event was halted on three more occasions for cautions on laps 20,21, and 25, two of which for stoppages and ultimately an open red, Shaffer remained untouchable at the front of the field, extending his advantage to well over two seconds, twice. The main event's final caution on lap 25 gave Shaffer a clear track and clean air to work with for the final 11 circuits. Although the leaders reached traffic again on lap 31, Shaffer proved to be too strong, never faltering and crossing under the final checkers by a comfortable margin of victory.
The CorBon Super Stocks were also in action with McKenzie Concrete sponsoring the $1,000 to win feature as Wooster's Doug Drown, driving the Bob Daugherty owned, Char's Cars, Gionino's Pizza and K & A Tree Service #21d would hold off T A Perrine for the trip to the Summit Racing victory circle. Those two would start on the front row as Perrine won the CorBon Dash to start on the pole. Using the low groove, Perrine would stay side by side Drown, who was running the high groove and they would battle all race long for the top spot with Don Baney right behind the two front runners with Matt Shroyer in tow. The races first caution came out on lap 12 as Don Rutt would spin and on the next lap, Shroyer would get into the retaining wall in turn two, ending his night. Perrine would be able to edge ahead on several laps but as each lap was recorded at the flagstand, Drown was the leader every lap to pick up his first CorBon Super Stock win. Baney finished third with Tyler Nicely taking fourth from his 7th starting spot. Chris Albright would fill out the top five. Baney and Shroyer claimed the heat wins.
The next action at NAPA Jani Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway will be Friday and Saturday, September 21st and 22nd for the Ohio Dirt Blowout. The Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association Sprints, the Kar Connection Super Late Models, the CorBon Super Stocks, the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks and the Modifieds will all be in for the final week end of racing for the 2018 season at WCS. Further details will be coming out soon. Watch the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com for details about the race and banquet information also.
​ ​NAPA JANI AUTO PARTS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS
​ Sunday, September 2, 2018
​ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS SPRINTS
Fast Qualifier Tim Shaffer 15.043 seconds
Heat 1 Lee Jacobs, Cap Henry, Parker Price-Miller, Jac Haudenschild, Brandon Wimmer, Jordan Ryan, Broc Martin, Brandon Spithaler, Dean Jacobs
Heat 2 Ryan Smith, Travis Philo, Andrew Palker, Cole Duncan, Cale Conley, Trey Jacobs, Jack Sodeman Jr., Clay Riney, Tyler Esh
Heat 3 Aaron Reutzel, Gio Scelzi, Dave Blaney, Paul McMahan, Brock Zearfoos, George Hobaugh, Henry Malcuit, Steve Butler
Heat 4 Hunter Schuerenberg, Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, Carson Macedo, Max Stambaugh, Danny Mumaw, T J Michael, Nick Patterson
Dash #1 Ryan Smith, Cap Henry, Hunter Schuerenburg, Travis Philo, Cole Duncan
Dash #2 Aaron Reutzel, Gio Scelzi, Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs
B- Main George Hobaugh, Broc Martin, T J Michael, Brandon Spithaler, Danny Mumaw, Dean Jacobs, Clay Riney, Nick Patterson, Jordan Ryan, Trey Jacobs, Steve Butler, Jack Sodeman Jr., Henry Malcuit, Tyler Esh, Kris Davis
PETE JACOBS MEMORIAL FEATURE Tim Shaffer, Ryan Smith, Gio Scelzi, Cap Henry, Aaron Reutzel, Chad Kemenah, Hunter Schuerenburg, Carson Macedo, Cole Duncan, Paul McMahan, Cale Conley, Brandon Spithaler, T J Michael, Max Stambaugh, Dave Blaney, Parker Price-Miller, Jordan Ryan, Lee Jacobs, Brock Zearfoos, Andrew Palker, Broc Martin, Travis Philo, Brandon Wimmer, George Hobaugh, Jac Haudenschild,


 

Dover Digs Deep to Capture $10,000-to-Win 360 Nationals at Jackson Motorplex; Kerzman Also Victorious as Schriever Claims Track Title

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 2, 2018) - Jack Dover is $10,000 richer after winning a hard-fought and ultra-competitive Midwest Power Equipment 360 Nationals presented by DeKalb/Asgrow main event on Sunday night at Jackson Motorplex.

Dover accumulated the most preliminary points the previous two nights and he won the dash on Sunday to garner the pole position for the 30-lap feature that wrapped up the event finale that was presented by Billion Buick GMC.

Dover led early with Terry McCarl in tow before the duo mixed it up for the top spot throughout the middle portion of the main event. A pair of late red flags bunched the field up with the final one coming a lap after Thomas Kennedy passed both McCarl and Lee Grosz to move into the runner-up position with only seven laps remaining.

While Dover maintained the top spot, Kennedy stayed within striking distance as the top two drivers were separated by less than two tenths of a second when the white flag was waved. Dover held off the late challenge to garner his second win of the weekend during the marquee DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series by GRP Motorsports, Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series sanctioned show.

Kennedy crossed the finish line second with Grosz third, McCarl fourth and Saturday's feature winner Gregg Bakker fifth.

Tasker Phillips, Eric Lutz, Josh Baughman and Bakker were the heat race winners. Chris Graf claimed the B Main.

Jeremy Kerzman became the sixth different NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc winner in 10 races this season. Meanwhile, Alex Schriever charged from eighth to second place to garner the track championship. Shane Fick placed third, Eric Winlel fourth and Neal Matuska fifth.

Schriever and Brant O'Banion each won a heat race.

Jackson Motorplex will be dormant for the next couple of weeks before resuming competition Sept. 21-22 when the action features Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (Sept. 2, 2018) -

360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover (1); 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (4); 3. 4J-Lee Grosz (3); 4. 24-Terry McCarl (2); 5. 11X-Gregg Bakker (8); 6. 23W-Scott Winters (10); 7. 6-Eric Lutz (6); 8. 17-Josh Baughman (5); 9. 7W-Tasker Phillips (7); 10. 7-Carson McCarl (13); 11. 76-Jay Russell (15); 12. 5-Brady Forbrook (22); 13. 75B-Tommy Barber (11); 14. 33-James Broty (12); 15. 13JM-Jordan Martens (19); 16. 20G-Chris Graf (21); 17. 2H-Bill Boles (18); 18. 75-Brandon Geldner (24); 19. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (20); 20. (DNF) 35-Skylar Prochaska (9); 21. (DNF) 25-Dylan Peterson (17); 22. (DNF) 14-Jody Rosenboom (16); 23. (DNF) 2-Derrik Lusk (14); 24. (DNF) 88-Travis Reber (23).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 20G-Chris Graf (1); 2. 5-Brady Forbrook (5); 3. 88-Travis Reber (2); 4. 75-Brandon Geldner (4); 5. 4X-Eric Schulz (8); 6. 33X-Trevor Smith (3); 7. 86-Donovan Peterson (6); 8. 17X-Lee Goos Jr (9); 9. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (7).

Dash (6 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover (1); 2. 24-Terry McCarl (2); 3. 4J-Lee Grosz (3); 4. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (4); 5. 17-Josh Baughman (7); 6. 6-Eric Lutz (6); 7. 7W-Tasker Phillips (5); 8. 11X-Gregg Bakker (8).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7W-Tasker Phillips (2); 2. 35-Skylar Prochaska (1); 3. 7-Carson McCarl (3); 4. 25-Dylan Peterson (4); 5. 20G-Chris Graf (5); 6. 5-Brady Forbrook (7); 7. 4X-Eric Schulz (6).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 6-Eric Lutz (1); 2. 23W-Scott Winters (2); 3. 2-Derrik Lusk (3); 4. 2H-Bill Boles (4); 5. 88-Travis Reber (6); 6. (DNF) 17X-Lee Goos Jr (5).

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Josh Baughman (1); 2. 75B-Tommy Barber (2); 3. 76-Jay Russell (4); 4. 13JM-Jordan Martens (3); 5. 33X-Trevor Smith (5); 6. 86-Donovan Peterson (6).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 11X-Gregg Bakker (1); 2. 33-James Broty (2); 3. 14-Jody Rosenboom (3); 4. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (4); 5. 75-Brandon Geldner (5); 6. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (6).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (3); 2. 0-Alex Schriever (8); 3. 7X-Shane Fick (4); 4. 5-Eric Winlel (2); 5. 48-Neal Matuska (9); 6. 7XX-Doug Martens (12); 7. 38-Miles Grein (5); 8. (DNF) 15-James Sires (1); 9. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (7); 10. (DNF) 10-Trevor Serbus (6); (DNS) 0X-Brandon Stevenson; (DNS) 7-Clinton Bruns; (DNS) 1DA-Christian Wagler.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (2); 2. 38-Miles Grein (1); 3. 7X-Shane Fick (4); 4. 15-James Sires (7); (DNS) 0X-Brandon Stevenson; (DNS) 7XX-Doug Martens; (DNS) 1DA-Christian Wagler.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 20-Brant O'Banion (1); 2. 10-Trevor Serbus (2); 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (3); 4. 5-Eric Winlel (5); 5. 48-Neal Matuska (6); 6. (DNF) 7-Clinton Bruns (4).

UP NEXT -

Sept. 21-22 featuring Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonmotorplex/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

Klaasmeyer Leads KKM Podium Sweep at Lake Ozark

Eldon, MO - Picking up his sixth POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League victory of 2018, Tucker Klaasmeyer led a Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports podium sweep at Lake Ozark Speedway. Starting outside the front row,

Klaasmeyer lead the opening lap over pole sitter Kyle Craker and Tyler Thomas in third. As the field began to search for grooves, the topside of the high-banked third mile appeared to be the quickest way around.

With four laps down, Kyle Craker caused the action to come to a stop after clipping the outside wall and flipping wildly. He was alright, but the damaged sustained to his machine was enough to sideline him for the remainder of the event. Resuming racing, Tanner Carrick hounded Klaasmeyer as Logan Seavey worked his way through the field from his eighth place starting position towards Tyler Thomas in third.

11 laps later, the caution flew again, this time for Karter Sarff who cut a right rear down. Stacking the field back up, Klaasmeyer again held off Carrick as Seavey searched for ground to gain on third place Tyler Thomas. Pushing into third and past Thomas, Seavey took the spot and with 23 laps down, Karsyn Elledge brought out the caution as her machine sat spun in turn four.

Returning to a two-lap shootout, Klaasmeyer deflected any chance that Carrick had at the lead, as Seavey slipped past Carrick for second. Tyler Thomas finished fourth with Ryan Robinson in fifth.

"That was a really fun race," commented Tucker Klaasmeyer. "I was starting to get a little nervous on needing to make a late race lane change, but I just felt too good up there to change anything. I could put that thing anywhere tonight. Al had that thing on lock. This is awesome. Picking up six wins in a year and leading the points this late in the year is great. Getting them all throughout the year and not just one patch throughout the season is nice. I'm looking forward to next week."

"Overall, the track crew gave us a great racetrack tonight, so hat's off to them," said Logan Seavey. "Once again, the KKM sweep the podium of the show. This shows how good these racecars are. They're so fun to drive and on a good racetrack like this with two grooves, it makes it a lot of fun. We all basically run identical racecars and are all trying to rip the fence. It's tough to gain ground when it's your teammates you're racing against."
"It was a pretty good weekend," stated Tanner Carrick. "A good start to six nights of racing for us. We'll get ready for the next four nights and see if we can carry this momentum into it."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 71 - RYAN ROBINSON, Heat 2: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER, Heat 3: 85 - KYLE CRAKER

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 7M - CHANCE MORTON

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (25 laps):

1. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 2. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 3. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 4. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 5. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 6. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 7. 5D - ZACH DAUM 8. 57 - MARIA COFER 9. 79 - BLAKE CARRICK 10. 4M - MICHELLE DECKER 11. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 12. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 13. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 14. 42 - HANK DAVIS 15. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 16. 83 - KARSYN ELLEDGE 17. 56X - ANDREW FELKER 18. 7JR - JD BLACK 19. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 20. 7F - AUSTIN BROWN 21. 85 - KYLE CRAKER 22. 7M - CHANCE MORTON

 

 

MARK SMITH SWEEPS PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR SWING THROUGH PENNSLYVANIA

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour

Quick Results- Selinsgrove Speedway

A Main: 1) M1-MARK SMITH (2) 2) 29-Jason Shultz 3) 35-Chad Layton 4) 77-Derek Locke 5) 3z-Ryan Taylor 6) 45-Chuck Hebing 7) 19-Colby Womer 8) 9-Ryan Linder 9) 47-Kyle Drum 10) 33w-Michael Walter II 11) 71-Jessica Anderson 12) 11-Jim Shuster 13) 49-Mallie Shuster 14) 6-Tyler Denochick 15) 30-Scott Goodrich 16) 67-Pete Richardson 17) 511-John Sharpe 18) 79-Jordan Thomas 19) 3-Todd Gracey 20) 121-Steve Glover 21) 99k-Cody Keller 22) 28f-Davie Franek

Heat 1: 1) Cody Keller 2) 29-Jason Shultz 3) 35-Chad Layton 4) 45-Chuck Hebing 5) 71-Jessica Anderson 6) 6- Tyler Denochick 7) 11-Jim Shuster 8) 67-Pete Richardson

Heat 2: 1) M1-Mark Smith 2) 77-Derek Locke 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 19-Colby Womer 5) 33w-Michael Walter II 6) 49-Mallie Shuster 7) 511-John Sharpe 8) 66-Ryan Kissinger

Heat 3: 1) 28f-Davie Franek 2) 3z-Ryan Taylor 3) 47-Kyle Drum 4) 9-Ryan Linder 5) 30-Scott Goodrich 6) 3-Todd Gracey 7) 121-Steve Glover

 


 

Dylan Westbrook, Mikey Kruchka, Holly Porter, Chris Hale and Matt Nuell Win on Epic Racewear Back to School Backpack Night

 By Carin Sundin

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (September 2, 2018) – The final night of August at Ohsweken Speedway saw a total of 103 cars pit side for Epic Racewear Back to School Backpack night. Dozen of kids enjoyed winning a free Backpack to take back to school courtesy of Epic Racewear that was stuffed with school supplies from various Ohsweken race teams.

The night was one of the busiest of the season as the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars ran double features by beginning their night with their rained out July 27 Feature before jumping into the regularly scheduled program. Dylan Westbrook won the July 27 Feature, while his Styres Racing teammate Mikey Kruchka scored the win in the regularly scheduled event.

The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks also ran last week’s postponed 50-lap and $2,000-to-win Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Cash Blast before racing the regularly scheduled event. Chris Hale won one of the biggest races of the year for the Thunder Stocks and then completed the sweep of the night when he claimed the checkered flag in the 20-lap Feature.

Other winners included Holly Porter in the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car Feature and Matt Nuell won the HRW Automotive Mini Stocks 15-lap Feature.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Jim Huppunen and Mikey Kruchka paced the field to the green flag for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20-lap make up Feature from July 27. Huppunen quickly took the lead on the bottom before Kruchka wheeled around the high side to gain the lead on lap two. Kruchka was able to hold the lead until a lap five caution and restart that saw Westbrook take over as the leader and DeMan running the top into second spot. The front of the field was maneuvering their way through lap traffic at lap 12 with Westbrook maintaining the lead to take the checkers and win his ninth feature of the season followed by DeMan, Kruchka, Huppunen and Steve Lyons.

The second 20-Lap feature event had Kruchka and Ryan Turner pacing the field of 19 cars on a slick track to the green with Steve Lyons, Jim Huppenen, Dylan Westbrook and Mike Thorne rounding out the front three rows. Kruchka drove hard for the lead with Turner, Huppenen and Lyons giving chase. By lap five the front of the field found themselves in lapped traffic. Huppunen stayed on the bottom and continued to challenge Kruchka. Lap 14 saw Kruchka get up too high on the berm and Huppunen took advantage to take the lead. Huppunen held the lead for the next three laps until Kruchka came around the outside and regained the top position from Huppunen with Lyons, Scott Kreutter and Turner hard on their heels. With one lap remaining, Kruchka continued to run out front while Huppunen and Lyons battled hard for the second spot with Lyons winning the battle. Kruchka took the checkered flag for his first victory this season followed by Lyons, Huppunen, Kreutter and Ryan Turner.

The lineup for the second 20-lap Feature was set using a timed hot lap session, with the top eight in Ohsweken weekly points handicapped into the top eight starting spots and the remaining cars starting based on their hot laps times. Mack DeMan was the Ackland Insurance Top Gun after turning the fastest lap with a time of 13.364 seconds.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

Holly Porter and Terry Baker set the pace for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars 20-lap Feature. Porter took the lead on the bottom over Baker with Aaron Turkey running the top line for third. Turkey raced Porter for the lead just as a caution came out on lap five. The restart had Porter, Turkey, Baker, Caleb Wood and Jacob Dykstra leading the charge. A yellow flag came out at lap nine for a Brian Nanticoke spin in turn two. Porter held the lead on restart with Turkey, Baker, Dykstra and Paul Klager giving chase and going four-wide for third. Exciting side-by-side racing between Porter and Turkey continued with Turkey taking the lead on the back straightaway on lap 14 just as a yellow flag flew for Trevor Young in corner one. Turkey held the lead on the restart over Porter with Shone Evans and Klager racing wheel-to-wheel and Lucas Smith racing into the top-five. A couple of late cautions and restarts saw Turkey and Porter exchange the lead with Porter regaining the lead on the inside and holding off Turkey to take the win at the checkers. Evans, Klager and Smith rounded out the top-five. Baker, Porter and Evans were Heat Race winners earlier in the night while Dereck Lemyre won the B-Main.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

The ultra-competitive Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock division had Jay Liverance and Lee Winger bring the field of 28 cars to the green flag for the 50-lap Gale’s Cash Bash. Liverance and Winger raced for the lead but two back-to-back cautions in the first two laps had them restarting on the front row and saw Mark Bauzin being removed on the flatbed, effectively ending his run for the Cash Blast.

On the restart Winger quickly gained the lead over Liverance with Aaron Turkey, Chris Dickie and Chris Hale running hard behind him. The action was furious as all the drivers jockeyed for position. A lap six caution saw Donny Lampman sideways in the top of turn two. Contact between Hale and Lampman saw Hale head to the pits with Lampman’s tire under his front bumper. The Hale crew quickly got the No.79 back on the track at the tail of the lead lap. The restart had Winger in front with Dickie, Dave Bailey and Steve Vanderzdan giving chase. By lap eight Bailey had taken the lead over Winger. Despite several cautions, Bailey continued to maintain a straightaway lead while Trevor DeBoer and Hale ran side-by-side at lap 33 for second. Bailey ran his line on the top and Hale, who was looking for an advantage, ran the bottom. The race between them continued till lap 42 when Hale used to the bottom and took over the lead from Bailey with Mark Fawcett hanging in third and waiting for an opening. As the top cars weaved through lapped traffic, Hale stayed out front to take the checkers over Dave Bailey, Mark Fawcett, Ryan Dinning and Trevor DeBoer and win the $2000 Gale’s Cash Blast purse.

The second feature for the Middleport Mechanical Thunderstocks saw 28 cars line up for the 20-lap event with Aaron Rewutzsky and Liverance taking the green at the front of the field. Liverance led the charge but contact between Brian Teeple and Rob Hoskins had the field lining up for a restart and Rewutzsky took advantage to regain the point. Contact between Liverance and Dinning saw Liverance go tail for intentional contact while Bauzin and Billy Bleich suffered collateral damage.

Rewutzsky, Jim Lampman, Dickie, Hale, Blake Bomberry and Ken Sargent led the charge on the restart. Rewutzsky got too high and Hale charged through the opening to take the lead with Sargent on his bumper. A lap nine melee when Vanderzdan spun in the top of turn four saw several cars sustain damage and Dickie being towed off the track. The restart had Hale out front and Sargent, Ryan Beagle, Blake Bomberry hard behind him. By lap 15, Hale had opened a lead of several car lengths when a late caution came out on lap 17 that found Vanderzdan being penalized for an intentional caution. Hale stayed out front on the restart with Beagle and Dave Bailey battling side by side for second, Sargent, Bomberry and Jon Lowenberg raced hard behind them. Hale held the lead to take his second victory of the night with Dave Bailey, Ryan Beagle, Jon Lowenberg and Blake Bomberry rounding out the top-five.

Vanderzdan won the B-Main earlier in the night after the lineup for the second feature was set by handicapping for the top-15 cars in points in attendance.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

The unpredictable HRW Automotive Mini Stock Feature had Tim Jamieson and Cody Sommerville line-up on the front row for the 15-lap Feature event. Jamieson ran to the lead with the drivers fanning out four-wide behind him. Matt Nuell took over the lead from Jamieson on lap two with Wayde Thorne, Kevin Thorne, Jonathon Ayrton, Dusty DeBoer, Martin Schroeder, Sommerville and Jason Tolton racing hard in a pack behind him. A red flag on lap four saw the points leader Gillian Hils go around in turn one and take hits from multiple drivers. All the drivers were unhurt but Hils and Tim Nuell received sufficient damage that ended their nights. The restart saw Nuell and Ayrton on the front row and race into turn one with Nuell regained the lead as Ayrton and Dusty DeBoer raced single file behind him. Nuell, Ayrton and DeBoer quickly separated themselves from the rest of the pack by several car lengths while the battle continued for the remaining top-five positions. Nuell stayed out front to lead the remainder of the race and claim the win at the checkers followed by Jonathon Ayrton, Dusty DeBoer, Tim DeBoer and Brandon Janssens. Kevin Thorne, Matt Nuell, Jason Tolton and Jon Janssens took heat race victories to begin the night while Rob Twitchett won the B-Main.

Gale’s Performer of the Week

The Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Performer of the Week was awarded as a surprise on Friday night to the entire Ohsweken Speedway safety team. The team work’s a thankless job each week and often swelters in the summer heat while wearing full fire suits in order to be ready to respond to any on track issues. On Friday, August 24 they were forced to respond to several Sprint Car wrecks and worked tirelessly to ensure all drivers were safely removed from their cars. Ohsweken’s safety team earned the recognition they deserve as one of the best safety teams in all of motorsports.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, September 7 for Insta-Panels night which also marks championship night for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars and the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars. The race will be a combined points event for the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars and the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com, who will crown their inaugural tour champion. The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will also be in action with 20-lap and 15-lap Features, respectively. Fans will have a chance to buy their favourite drivers merchandise in the Racers’ Marketplace behind the main grandstand beginning at 6:00pm. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. ———————————————————– Ohsweken Speedway Race Report August 31, 2018 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Insta-Panels night featuring the Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Cash Blast Total Entries – 103 ________________________ Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (18 Entries)

A-Feature From July 27 (20 laps – 5:15.134) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4); 2. 17x Mack DeMan (3); 3. 0 Mikey Kruchka (2); 4. 14h Jim Huppunen (1); 5. 9 Steve Lyons (9); 6. 91 Ryan Turner (6); 7. 97 Cory Turner (8); 8. 0c Cole MacDonald (17); 9. 90 Travis Cunningham (20); 10. 55 Mike Thorne (14); 11. 11 Jamie Turner (13); 12. 15 Dan Nanticoke (15); 13. 21 John Burbridge Jr. (11); 14. 71s Shawn Sliter (7); 15. 21J Curtis Gartly (19); 16. DNS 80 Chris Steele (5); 17. DNS 38 Tyler Hendricks (10); 18. DNS 5c Conor Mahoney (12); 19. DNS 43 Scott Sherk (16); 20. DNS 21J John Burbridge Sr. (18) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mikey Kruchka 1-5; Dylan Westbrook 6-20 Hard Charger – Cole MacDonald +9 (17th to 8th) ________________________

A-Feature (20 laps – 5:43.572) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 0 Mikey Kruchka; 2. 9 Steve Lyons; 3. 14h Jim Huppunen; 4. 49x Scott Kreutter; 5. 91 Ryan Turner; 6. 47x Dylan Westbrook; 7. 17x Mack DeMan; 8. 97 Cory Turner; 9. 90 Travis Cunningham; 10. 55 Mike Thorne; 11. 0c Cole MacDonald; 12. 71s Shawn Sliter; 13. 21 John Burbridge Jr.; 14. 11 Jamie Turner; 15. 81 Derek Jonathan; 16. 21j Curtis Gartly; 17. 44 Barry Dunn; 18. 15 Dan Nanticoke; 19. 9b Scott Burk A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mikey Kruchka 1-14, 17-20; Jim Huppunen 15-16

Timed Hot Laps: 1. 17x Mack DeMan - 13.364; 2. 97 Cory Turner – 13.838; 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook 13.855; 4. 0 Mikey Kruchka – 13.894; 5. 9 Steve Lyons – 13.927; 6. 49x Scott Kreutter – 14.105; 7. 14h Jim Huppunen – 14.125; 8. 55 Mike Thorne – 14.173; 9. 80 Chris Steele – 14.353; 10. 90 Travis Cunningham – 14.570; 11. 11 Jamie Turner – 14. 837; 12. 21j Curtis Gartly – 14.708; 13. 71s Shawn Sliter – 14.837; 14. 15 Dan Nanticoke – 14.843; 15. 21 John Burbridge Jr. – 14.855; 16. 9c Scott Burk – 14.863; 17. 81 Derek Jonathan – 15.036; 18. 44 Barry Dunn – 15.044;

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Mack DeMan ________________________

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (27 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1 Holly Porter; 2. 68 Aaron Turkey; 3. 87x Shone Evans; 4. 1eh Paul Klager; 5. 49L Lucas Smith; 6. 5d Jacob Dykstra; 7. 56 Dereck Lemyre; 8. 4 Hannah Ferrell; 9. 5 DJ Christie; 10. 88h Josh Hansen; 11. 70 Baily Heard; 12. 26 Terry Baker; 13. 12 Brad Herron; 14. 29 Liam Martin; 15. 3b Blaine Barrow; 16. 74 Rob Neely; 17. 28 Jordan Hill; 18. 9 Paul Ballantyne; 19. 51 Trevor Young; 20. 7 Caleb Wood; 21. 6m Eric McGlone; 22. 9c Brian Nanticoke; 23. DNF 18x Davey Boughton; 24. DNF 69 Josh Hill A-Feature Lap Leaders – Holly Porter 1-13, 18-20; Aaron Turkey 14-17

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer –2:06.957) Finish. # Name 1. 26 Terry Baker; 2. 68 Aaron Turkey; 3. 49L Lucas Smith; 4. 88h Josh Hansen; 5. 29 Liam Martin; 28 Jordan Hill; 7. 08 Steven Beckett; 8. 9c Brian Nanticoke; 9. DNF 24 Jeff Newham

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 2:08.910) Finish. # Name 1. 1 Holly Porter; 2. 3b Blaine Barrow; 3. 5d Jacob Dykstra; 4. 6m Eric McGlone; 5. 12 Brad Herron; 6. 74 Rob Neely; 7. 18x Davey Boughton; 8. 69 Josh Hill; 9. 9 Paul Ballantyne

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name 1. 87x Shone Evans; 2. 7 Caleb Wood; 3. 1eh Paul Klager; 4. 51 Trevor Young; 5. 70 Baily Heard; 6. 4 Hannah Ferrell; 7. 5 DJ Christie; 8. 56 Dereck Lemyre; 9. DNF 22 Al Gilletta Jr.

B-Feature (12 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 4:38.319) Finish. # Name 1. 56 Dereck Lemyre; 2. 5 DJ Christie; 3. 9c Brian Nanticoke; 4. 18x Davey Boughton; 5. 9 Paul Ballantyne; 6. 69 Josh Hill; 7. 08 Steven Beckett; 8. 22 Al Gilletta Jr.; 9. 24 Jeff Newham

 

 

Balog outduels Stewart to capture IRA Sheboygan County Fair Night victory

McMullen prevails in PDTR 360 Sprint Car action

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS, Plymouth, Wis.) September 1, 2018 – Eight-time Interstate Racing Association champion Bill Balog of Hartland and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champ Tony Stewart of Columbus, Ind. have had their share of spirited duels on dirt tracks throughout the Midwest over the years with the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series event held during 2018 Sheboygan County Fair Night all-Winged Sprint Car program at The Plymouth Dirt Track providing the back drop for another intriguing chapter in this ongoing racing saga on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Reminiscent of their exciting duel at The Plymouth Dirt Track on June 15, 2013, which saw Stewart edge Balog by half a car length, Balog turned the tables this time executing a final corner slide job and holding off Stewart by just .004 at the finish to notch his third IRA Series A-main victory of the 2018 campaign before a capacity crowd at the third-mile Sheboygan County Fairgrounds facility in Plymouth, Wis.

In the companion, Plymouth Dirt Track Racing Richard’s of Dunbar 360 Sprint Car A-main, 2017 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh collected his third Sprint Car A-main triumph of the season at Plymouth.

Stewart drew the pole position for the 30-lap IRA A-main with Cory Eliason of Kingsburg, Calif. in the Thone Motorsports No. 59 entry starting on the outside of the front row.

Stewart got the jump on the drop of the green flag and bolted out to a half-straightaway lead over Eliason in the early going on the wide, smooth and fast racing surface.

Just as Stewart began to catch up to the back of the 24-car field, a red flag was displayed when Todd King of Sheboygan Falls hit the turn four wall and flipped his machine. King was uninjured, but his car was done in the night.

When the race resumed, fifth starter Ben Schmidt of Howards Grove dove low to work his way past Eliason into second while Balog, who started seventh, rode the high groove past IRA point leader Scotty Thiel of Sheboygan, who started fourth, into third place on lap 12.

By lap 9, the leaders began to encounter slower traffic, which Stewart negotiated expertly to build up a half-lap cushion over Schmidt on lap 10. Four laps later, Eliason spun on the frontstretch after contact with Schmidt, which slowed the pace and forced Eliason to restart the race 17th on lap 14.

Prior to the restart, Schmidt made contact with Stewart in turn four just as the green flag was to be displayed causing him to spin his car. After repairing a flat right rear tire, Schmidt restarted 17th, while the contact resulted in damage to the top wing of Stewart’s machine.

Another caution appeared on lap 16 when Mike Reinke of Howards Grove dropped off the pace significantly along the backstretch. On the restart, Thiel dove low to attempt a three-wide pass for the lead in turn two. However, Stewart battled back to maintain the lead along the high groove and Balog retained second place.

Balog hounded Stewart on the preferred outside groove through the final half of the race as the leaders had to negotiate heavy lapped traffic beginning on lap 22. On lap 25, Balog pulled even with Stewart in turn two, but Stewart successfully fended off the challenge and pulled away briefly.

With two laps to go, Balog raced back up to within striking distance and on the final circuit the North Pole, Alaska native unleashed an epic slide job entering turn three to sweep past Stewart in turn four. Stewart turned under Balog and the two drag raced to the finish line with Balog notching his third IRA victory of the season by just .004, which is the closest margin of victory since the IRA incorporated electronic scoring.

After leading 29 laps, Stewart had to settle for second, Thiel was third, eighth starter and fast qualifier Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, Ill. was fourth and Brandon McMullen placed fifth after starting sixth.

Balog was happy that he had a chance on the final lap, after missing on an opportunity to take the lead a few laps earlier.

“The car was working good all night and I was hoping to be close enough to make a move at the end,” Balog said in victory lane. “I wasn’t sure if it was going to happen because I thought I threw it away when I had a chance a few laps from the end. It was an awesome race. Tony’s one of the best ever and everyone’s gunning for him when he shows up. We were just a little better at the end tonight.”

Despite coming in second, Stewart was upbeat following the race.

“I love coming up here to race,” Stewart said. “This is a really cool part of the country with great fans. Lapped traffic was tough and being the leader, you don’t know what is going on behind you. I was just trying not to make a mistake over the final few laps. Bill is an awesome driver. I love racing with him. It was a fun night and I hope all the fans had a good time.”

Thiel maintained his IRA points lead with a solid third-place run.

“We gave it all we could and we had a run there on one of the restarts,” Thiel said. “I don’t think we were good enough to win tonight. 17 [Balog] drove a really good race. We will take third and try to get a little better for the next race.”

Tony Wondra of Campbellsport lead the opening laps of the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main from the pole with third starter Scott Conger of Eagle trailing in second. On lap 7, two-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Danny Schlafer of Sussex, who started fifth, used the high groove to power past Conger into second.

One lap later, Schlafer bolted past the low-riding Wondra into the lead in turn three, while seventh starter Brandon McMullen followed in Schlafer’s tire tracks to assume second on lap 9.

The first of four caution flags appeared on lap 10 for an infield tire that had been moved onto the track in turn four. On the restart, the caution flag flew again when Plymouth’s Justin Miller spun in turn one.

On the restart, McMullen used the low groove to pressure Schlafer for the top spot and the two championship-winning drivers dueled side by side before the third caution was displayed on lap 12 for Chris Larson, who spun in turn two.

The battled between McMullen and Schlafer raged on over the ensuing seven laps with the two drivers exchanging the lead before McMullen surged ahead for good along the low groove in turn one on lap 19.

On lap 22, the fourth caution appeared when Schlafer spun his machine in turn four. McMullen controlled the final three laps en route to his 15th career PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and 21st overall Midwest Sprint Car Association main event triumph.

Josh Walter of Plymouth finished second after starting eighth, Tim Haddy of Waupun used a late charge along the high groove to place third after starting ninth, Conger wound up fourth and second starter Shane Wenninger of Kewaskum rounded out the top five.

Scotty Neitzel of Beaver Dam won the IRA B main. Jake Blackhurst topped the IRA field in qualifying with a fast lap of 12.043.

The all-Winged Sprint Car program included 27 IRA 410 Sprint Car entries and 24 PDTR 360 Sprint Car machines.

The next Plymouth Dirt Track Racing program on Saturday, Sept. 8 will feature the final points event of the 2018 season for the B Mod, Grand National and Micro Sprint divisions, as well as a special appearance by the Dirt Kings Late Model Series in addition to the PDTR 360 Sprint Cars. Hot laps begin at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.

RICHARD'S OF DUNBAR SPRINT Date of Race: September 01, 2018 HEAT 1 1, JUSTIN MILLER. 2, TIM HADDY. 3, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 4, TONY WONDRA. 5, PAUL POKORSKI. 6, JEREMY HUNT. 7, CHRIS LARSON. 8, LANCE FASSBENDER. (DNS). HEAT 2 1, DANNY SCHLAFER. 2, WAYNE MODJESKI. 3, SHANE WENNINGER. 4, KURT DAVIS. 5, DOUG WONDRA. 6, ADAM MILLER. 7, JACK VANDERBOOM. 8, TRAVIS ARENZ. HEAT 3 1, JOSH WALTER. 2, CHRIS CLAYTON. 3, KEVIN KARNTZ. 4, SCOTT CONGER. 5, BILL TAYLOR. 6, CHRIS FLICK. 7, AL SCHLAFER. 8, BRANDON BERTH. A FEATURE 1, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 2, JOSH WALTER. 3, TIM HADDY. 4, SCOTT CONGER. 5, SHANE WENNINGER. 6, PAUL POKORSKI. 7, KURT DAVIS. 8, BILL TAYLOR. 9, ADAM MILLER. 10, WAYNE MODJESKI. 11, JUSTIN MILLER. 12, TRAVIS ARENZ. 13, DOUG WONDRA. 14, BRANDON BERTH. 15, AL SCHLAFER. 16, KEVIN KARNTZ. 17, DANNY SCHLAFER. 18, TONY WONDRA. 19, CHRIS FLICK. 20, JACK VANDERBOOM. 21, CHRIS LARSON. 22, JEREMY HUNT. 23, CHRIS CLAYTON. 24, LANCE FASSBENDER. (DNS).

IRA Interstate Racing Association A Feature 1 30 laps | 00:34:21.054 1. 17B-Bill Balog, 34:21.054[7]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 34:21.058[1]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel, 34:23.298[4]; 4. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 34:23.540[8]; 5. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 34:24.342[6]; 6. 85M-Steve Meyer, 34:24.899[11]; 7. 1M-Phillip Mock, 34:25.126[13]; 8. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 34:26.119[9]; 9. 59-Cory Eliason, 34:26.572[2]; 10. 2W-Scott Neitzel, 34:29.478[19]; 11. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 33:44.322[14]; 12. 4K-Kris Spitz, 34:31.637[16]; 13. 73-Ben Schmidt, 34:33.527[5]; 14. 68-Dave Uttech, 34:36.186[12]; 15. 19-Todd Daun, 34:36.291[17]; 16. 7-Scott Uttech, 34:22.035[20]; 17. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 34:22.119[18]; 18. 02-Mike Reinke, 34:22.240[10]; 19. 20R-Rob Pribnow, 34:22.622[22]; 20. 23-Russel Borland, 34:24.197[21]; 21. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 34:29.382[23]; 22. 29-Hunter Custer, 34:30.764[24]; 23. (DNF) 10V-Matt VandeVere, 33:55.798[15]; 24. (DNF) 22-Todd King, 07:03.059[3] B Feature 1 12 laps | 00:10:26.353 1. 2W-Scott Neitzel, 10:26.353[1]; 2. 7-Scott Uttech, 10:27.538[3]; 3. 23-Russel Borland, 10:28.920[2]; 4. 20R-Rob Pribnow, 10:29.607[4]; 5. 12-Michael Decker, 10:30.106[6]; 6. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 10:31.141[8]; 7. 29-Hunter Custer, 10:31.726[5]; 8. 18-Keith Fellner, 10:32.307[9]; 9. 10WX-Dan Wade, 10:33.208[7] Heat 1 10 laps | 00:06:14.363 1. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 06:14.363[2]; 2. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 06:15.215[4]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog, 06:16.015[3]; 4. 22-Todd King, 06:16.939[1]; 5. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 06:21.806[6]; 6. 4K-Kris Spitz, 06:21.849[5]; 7. 23-Russel Borland, 06:22.148[7]; 8. 29-Hunter Custer, 06:23.889[8]; 9. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 06:14.463[9] Heat 2 10 laps | 00:05:42.240 1. 14-Tony Stewart, 05:45.036[1]; 2. 64-Scotty Thiel, 05:47.124[3]; 3. 02-Mike Reinke, 05:49.798[4]; 4. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 05:50.541[2]; 5. 1M-Phillip Mock, 05:51.231[5]; 6. 19-Todd Daun, 05:52.040[6]; 7. 7-Scott Uttech, 05:53.465[7]; 8. 12-Michael Decker, 05:42.240[8]; 9. 18-Keith Fellner, 02:52.634[9] Heat 3 10 laps | 00:04:50.250 1. 59-Cory Eliason, 04:50.250[3]; 2. 85M-Steve Meyer, 04:53.836[1]; 3. 73-Ben Schmidt, 04:54.883[4]; 4. 68-Dave Uttech, 04:56.595[5]; 5. 10V-Matt VandeVere, 04:59.212[7]; 6. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 05:00.416[6]; 7. 20R-Rob Pribnow, 05:01.978[8]; 8. 10WX-Dan Wade, 04:59.212[9]; (DNS) 2W-Scott Neitzel, 04:59.212 Qualifying 1 2 laps | 00:00:24.448 1. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 00:12.043[4]; 2. 02-Mike Reinke, 00:12.071[10]; 3. 73-Ben Schmidt, 00:12.103[2]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog, 00:12.145[20]; 5. 64-Scotty Thiel, 00:12.188[24]; 6. 59-Cory Eliason, 00:12.277[15]; 7. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 00:12.298[3]; 8. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 00:12.337[6]; 9. 2W-Scott Neitzel, 00:12.355[22]; 10. 22-Todd King, 00:12.383[9]; 11. 14-Tony Stewart, 00:12.390[26]; 12. 85M-Steve Meyer, 00:12.408[14]; 13. 4K-Kris Spitz, 00:12.481[23]; 14. 1M-Phillip Mock, 00:12.494[8]; 15. 68-Dave Uttech, 00:12.538[21]; 16. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 00:12.556[5]; 17. 19-Todd Daun, 00:12.563[18]; 18. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 00:12.643[1]; 19. 23-Russel Borland, 00:12.649[17]; 20. 7-Scott Uttech, 00:12.777[13]; 21. 10V-Matt VandeVere, 00:13.042[7]; 22. 29-Hunter Custer, 00:13.245[16]; 23. 12-Michael Decker, 00:13.295[27]; 24. 20R-Rob Pribnow, 00:13.425[19]; 25. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 00:13.519[12]; 26. 18-Keith Fellner, 00:13.809[11]; 27. 10WX-Dan Wade, 00:14.741[25]

 

 

Larry Wight Wins by Inches Over Billy VanInwegen and Danny Varin in Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint Thriller at Fulton

By MIKE MALLETT

FULTON, NY – In what will go down in history as one of the closest finishes ever with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints, Larry Wight secured a last lap, last turn pass to beat out Billy VanInwegen and Danny Varin. The Phoenix, N.Y., driver needed all 25-laps to get it done as the margin between the top three was a mere .075 of a second.

What made the win even more remarkable is Wight lost a valve on his primary motor during his heat race. The team went back to the shop and got a second motor. They completed the change as the B-Main was pushing off. Wight started near the tail of that event and won it in dominant fashion. From there he worked from 19th starting spot to secure his first ever Empire Super Sprint feature win at Fulton Speedway, in the NAPA Auto Parts, Mach 1 Chassis feature event.

“We had a phenomenal car,” stated an ecstatic Wight. “This car has been really good, but we haven’t been able to catch the breaks. In the heat race we dropped a valve. We sent dad down the road to grab the motor and we changed it just in time to make the B (Main). It went good so we knew we had a car. We definitely earned this one.”

VanInwegen and Poirier brought the 26 car field up to speed from the front row. VanInwegen jumped out on Poirier to take the lead as they exited turn two. Poirier wasn’t far behind as he kept VanInwegen close.

The duo battled at the front changing lanes with each trying to find an advantage over the other. On lap six they come off of the third turn side-by-side at the line with VanInwegen remaining the leader.

Two laps later VanInwegen got his first taste of slower cars at the back of the field. He stuck with his line allowing him to keep Poirier behind him with Jonathan Preston as well as Jason Barney entering into the mix. VanInwegen was slowed by traffic, but no one behind him was able to capitalize.

VanInwegen and Poirier kept up their battle with a pause coming on lap 11 for a red flag. Dan Douville got over in the middle of turns three and four. Thankfully he exited the car uninjured. By this point in the race Wight had made his way up inside the top ten.

Like the original start, Poirier pulled up to the outside of VanInwegen. As was the case on the opening green, VanInwegen again got the jump on Poirier. This time he was able to put to put a small gap between himself and Poirier as he was forced to contend with Barney and a charging Varin.

Varin took the third spot from Barney then a few laps later took the second spot from Poirier. His full attention was then put on tracking down VanInwegen. As the lap counter clicked 20 is was VanInwegen in traffic fending off Varin with Wight up to fourth.

Wight made the most of the leaders being in traffic as he quickly closed in on the top two. As they crossed the start-finish line with two laps to go it was a three car race for the win. VanInwegen continued to keep both Varin and Wight at bay.

The final lap saw VanInwegen work the high lane in turns one and two while Wight and Varin tucked low in the midst of traffic. Wight was able to get around Varin off the exit of turn two. He got a great run off the corner allowing him to dive to the inside of VanInwegen going down the backstretch.

Wight had the preferred lane way down on the bottom of the speedway on the entrance to turn three forcing VanInwegen in the middle. Varin went for broke on the outside. As they raced through turns three and four Wight got just enough of a run to sneak by VanInwegen off the exit of the turn and to hold off Varin at the line.

“He (VanInwegen) was missing the bottom in three and four and me and Danny could just eat him up,” cited Wight. “The lapped car got in the way and he wasn’t sure which way that lapped car was going to go. He left just enough of a hole.”

VanInwegen was obviously disappointed as he came so close to capturing his first ever feature victory with the series. He’s been constantly improving as the season has progressed including four top five finishes in his last seven races.

“I’m probably going to lose a lot of sleep and probably have to drink a lot of beers to shake that one off,” said VanInwegen. “Larry ran an awesome race to come from the B like that. I had the time of my life racing Steve Poirier like that. I thought I would be chasing him for 25-laps, but to get to race like that with him in lapped traffic is nothing to hang our heads about. It’s truly a learning year for us out here, but I think we are getting close. Hopefully I can close one of these out someday.”

Varin indicated that he wasn’t going down without a fight. The high-side of turns three and four wasn’t the most ideal lane to be in on the speedway, but the Fonda, N.Y., driver nearly made it work just enough to get the win.

“I was trying to go where he (VanInwegen) wasn’t,” commented Varin. “There just wasn’t an exit off the top of four. It was kind of killing me. I stuck with it. I thought I was going to get him. I threw a couple sliders at him then Larry (Wight) peaked his nose in there the last lap. I don’t think anybody touched a wheel, that’s how great these drivers are. It kind of sucks, we wanted to win it tonight. It was a good race.”

Poirier ended up falling back to finish in the fourth position while Barney came to the checkers in fifth.

A total of 31 sprints made up the pit log.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main at Fulton – Larry Wight ($2,135), Billy VanInwegen ($1,060), Danny Varin ($810), Steve Poirier ($655), Jason Barney ($580), Jonathan Preston ($495), Kelly Hebing ($455), Shawn Donath ($695), Brett Wright ($410), Coleman Gulick ($400), Chad Miller ($395), Jeff Cook ($120), Tommy Wickham ($300), Jeff Trombley ($350), Matt Tanner ($350), Paul Kinney ($325), Scott Holcomb ($325), Dave Axton ($325), Ryan Harrison ($300), Josh Azzi ($325), Keith Granholm ($300), Josh Flint ($100), Matt Billings ($300), Cory Sparks ($400), Dan Douville ($300), Tyler Graves ($300)

DNQ – Jake Karklin Joe August, Emily VanInwegen, Bill Unglert, Derrick Juliano

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Wight, Axton, Barney $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Poirier, Preston, Hebing $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – VanInwegen $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – VanInwegen $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Wight (19 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Trombley $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Azzi $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Wight - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Barney $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Miller $35

Scorpion Security Products/Cobra Coaches Dash – Sparks ($100), Donath ($75), Tanner ($50), Kinney ($25), Azzi ($25), Holcomb ($25)

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Wight, VanInwegen, Varin $10

Hoosier Tire – Donath $200

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Campbell Decimates Field in NCRA Sprint Victory at 81 Speedway!

Park City, Kansas – September 1, 2018 - Three-time and defending tour champion Jeremy Campbell of Wichita, Kansas start took advantage of an early race miscue by Jake Greider and cruised to victory as the National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division stopped at 81 Speedway in Park City on Saturday night.

Greider and J.D. Johnson started on the front row for the twenty-lap-feature with Greider taking the early lead as the green flag fell. The start quickly went caution when Jeff Stasa collected the infield tire and came to a stop on the back stretch with a busted front end, ending his night.

On the complete restart it was again Greider taking the early lead with third-starting Campbell and Don Droud, Jr. giving chase. Lap two saw Greider slide high entering turns three and four and went for a spin at the top of turn four to bring out the caution.

This would give Campbell the lead on the restart and he would start to pull away from the field when the caution final caution fell one lap later when Johnson ran into the back of Danny Jennings and spun at the bottom of turn three.

On the final restart there was no catching Campbell as he cruised to victory aboard the Schroeder Racing Engines powered Maxim chassis; Dan's Cycle/Scott's Well Service/BEPC/Knoche Farms/JP Agronomy/HRP/DMI Penske sponsored #10c and regained the series points lead by fifteen points over Johnson and his second series victory of the season.

Droud, aboard the Ochs Brothers owned; MAP Inc./Ruff Bailey Cattle Co./Heeke Farms/Jennifer Ann Designs sponsored Schnee #1x finished second while Jennings and his familiar #1j Patterson Elite powered Maxim finished third. Greider and his Auto Masters Service Center/Speedway Motors/Bybee Electric sponsored; Hillsboro Racing Engines powered Maxim chassis rebounded for fourth while Johnson, who came into the night with a slim fifteen-point lead, rounded out the top five in his Johnson Motorsports; Briley Built powered J&J sponsored by Auto Craft/Evans/Relloy USA/Andale Construction/Alternative Pest Control sponsored #98 sprinter.

The next scheduled event for the NCRA Sprint car division will be on Saturday night, October 6, at Salina Speedway in Salina, Kansas.

NCRA Sprints

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas

September 1, 2018

11 Cars

1st Heat (8 Laps: 1) Jeremy Campbell, 2) Danny Jennings, 3) Fred Mattox, 4) Jeff Stasa, 5) Eric Matthews, 6) Kaden Taylor

2nd Heat (8 Laps): 1) Jake Grieder, 2) J.D. Johnson, 3) Don Droud, Jr., 4) J.R. Topper, DNS) Cannon McIntosh

A Feature (20 Laps): 1) Jeremy Campbell, 2) Don Droud, Jr., 3) Danny Jennings, 4) Jake Grieder, 5) J.D. Johnson, 6) Fred Mattox, 7) J.R. Topper, 8) Eric Matthews, 9) Kaden Taylor, 10) Jeff Stasa, DNS) Cannon McIntosh

 

 

Shane Cockrum claims “King of Non-Wing” sprint car event at LPS - Groomer, McClara and Cooley pick up feature victories

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE – Benton, Ill. native Shane Cockrum captured the “King of Non-Wing” sprint car special feature event on Saturday at Lincoln Park Speedway. Cockrum fended off a final charge from AJ Hopkins to pick up the 25-lap A-main win, his fourth of the season. Alec Sipes won the second sprint car feature of the evening with Derek Groomer taking the UMP Modified main event. Wes McClara added another UMP Super Stock win to his 2018 results and Matthew Cooley won his first LPS bomber feature. Forty sprint cars were on hand in pursuit of the “King of Non-Wing” crown as Travis Berryhill, Stevie Sussex, Nate McMillin, Carson Short and Cockrum each won heat races. Colten Cottle and Matthew McDonald won their B-mains to set the field. The first half of the 25-lap feature was halted twice by red flags as both Craig Swartz and Brent Beauchamp got upside down in the first 10 laps. McMillin and Brady Short set the early pace before Cockrum was able to slip into the lead before a caution flew on lap eight. Two laps later it was Beauchamp that brought out the red flag with a roll over in turn one. On the restart it was Hopkins that joined the fray up front with a side-by-side fight with Short ahead of McMillin. Cockrum was pulling away from the field by lap 15 as Hopkins took over the runner-up spot and set his sights on the leader. Josh Hodges ran fourth ahead of Brazil’s McMillin with Carson Short rocketing into the top-five. Cockrum got into lapped traffic on the 18th circuit and Hopkins closed the gap quickly to set up an exciting chase to the checkered flag. With five laps remaining, Cockrum had a five car length lead, but Hopkins was on a mission. Short had moved into the third spot ahead of Hodges. Cockrum and Hopkins took the white flag and it was Cockrum that got a bit sideways heading into the first corner, but Hopkins’ momentum carried him into the leader. The contact actually righted Cockrum and broke Hopkins’ momentum briefly. Cockrum throttled up and was able to hold off Hopkins over the final three corners to claim the victory. Carson Short took third ahead of Hodges and McMillin. Sipes was excited in victory lane to win his first sprint car A-main at LPS as he got by Troy Link after a side-by-side battle for several laps midway through the feature. Once he had gotten around Link, Sipes set sail on the rest of the field to pick up the victory. Jeff Nanny, Nic Harris and Shelby VanGilder rounded out the top-five. Thirty UMP Modifieds were on hand to get a final tune-up before Saturday’s “Patriot 100” event for the class. However, it was Groomer that put forth a dominant effort to claim another victory. Kyle Herbert, Jay Humphrey Jr., Brazil’s Tyler Loughmiller and Sydney Landes were heat race winners. Groomer started on the pole and never looked back in wiring the field as Jordan Wever placed second ahead of Loughmiller. Richie Lex charged forward from an 18th-place start to take fourth ahead of Dan Lewellen. Travis Heramb and Kris Starks started on the front row of the A-main and set the pace over the first five laps. Starks maintained the top spot through lap 10 before Doug McCullough pulled side-by-side as McClara had raced forward to third after starting in the eighth spot. McCullough and McClara battled for the top spot for several laps before McClara made the pass for the lead with four laps remaining. McClara took the lead over and was able to pull out to a several car length lead win as Greencastle’s McCullough and Starks ran second and third. Heramb and Paul Wright rounded out the top-five. In the final feature of the evening, Glen Ogden started on the pole and led the first five laps before Brazil’s David Wallen and Cooley tracked him down for the lead. Wallen and Cooley dueled for several circuits before mechanical issues sidelined Wallen. On the restart, Cooley took over the lead before a spin collected Corey Anstead, Josh Litton and Jeff Allen. Once the field took the green flag, Cooley was able to hold off a late challenge from Cody Wright and Jordan Almanza as Ogden ran fourth ahead of Chad Steinert. This week will feature the 100-lap “Patriot 100” for modifieds with sprints, super stocks and bombers on the schedule.

Sprint car feature one “King of Non-Wing” 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. AJ Hopkins, 3. Carson Short, 4. Josh Hodges, 5. Nate McMillin, 6. Brady Short, 7. Matt McDonald, 8. Tim Creech II, 9. Colten Cottle, 10. Daylan Chambers, 11. Brandon Mattox, 12. Brandon Spencer, 13. Brandon Morin, 14. Josh Cunningham, 15. Brady Ottinger, 16. Koby Barksdale, 17. Brent Beauchamp, 18. Travis Berryhill, 19. Craig Swartz, 20. Rob Caho Jr., 21. Stevie Sussex III

Sprint car feature 2 1. Alec Sipes, 2. Troy Link, 3. Jeff Nanny, 4. Nic Harris, 5. Shelby VanGilder, 6. Kurt Gross, 7. Chayse Hayhurst, 8. Travis Spencer, 9. John Truax II, 10. Lukas Smith, 11. Harley Burns, 12. Justin Meneely, 13. John Jackson III, 14. Hunter O’Neal, 15. Eddie Lake, 16. Eric Perrott, 17. John Nicoson B-main winners: Cottle, McDonald Heat winners: Berryhill, Sussex, McMillin, C. Short, Cockrum

 

 

Mark Smith defends home turf and wins Patriot Sprint Tour Inaugural visit to BAPS Motor Speedway

(York Haven, PA) Despite across the course of the A-Main, Mark Smith was able to hold off Chuck Hebing and Kyle Reinhardt for his fourth career Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main and second in Central Pennsylvania.

Polesitter Adam Carberry would be the one who brought the 23 car field to the green flag and as they raced into the first set of corners, Carberry would spin collecting sixth place starter, Jimmy Stitzel. Both of their nights would be complete.

Jordan Thomas was able to avoid the crash but suffered a left rear flat tire and had to go to the work area. The 79 team was able to get the tire changed quickly and get him back out on the race track to tag the tail end of the field.

On the restart, it was current PST Point Leader, Chuck Hebing on the pole as he would take early command in the event over Kyle Reinhardt.

Mark Smith was fortunate to advance forward from the first may lay and he would immediately take third after starting eighth.

Kyle Reinhardt would be all over Hebing from the get go and on lap four, Reinhardt was able to get a solid inside run on the 45 taking the lead on lap five.

The very next lap, Mark Smith would also get by Hebing for second and start to track down the race leader in Reinhardt.

A heavily contest battle for positions fourth through eight would be between Chad Layton, Derek Locke, Davie Franek and Kyle Drum as the four drivers would change positions lap after lap.

On lap nine, Reinhart was running the middle to top groove of the race track and would over cook turn four which allowed both Smith and Hebing to get by the race leader.

Reinhardt would get the car going good again and start battling for the top spot with Hebing and Smith. Another driver coming into play was the 35 car of Chad Layton who began to battle for that final podium spot with Reinhardt.

Then on lap 18, Chad Layton was able to get by Kyle Reinhardt for third but lost control of the car heading to turn one, he ended up backing it into the wall which would end his night early.

Seven laps remained and it would still be Mark Smith, Chuck Hebing, and Kyle Reinhardt atop the leader board followed by Derek Locke, and Kyle Drum the top five.

Hebing was granted one last opportunity for the race lead on a lap 23 restart getting a great run on the bottom of turn two but Smith was still able to clear him down the back stretch.

Smith would go on to take the win over Hebing, and Kyle Reinhardt would complete the podium. Davie Franek had an excellent lap 23 restart and was able to get by both Kyle Drum and Derek Locke to take home fourth.

Heat race wins went to Adam Carberry, Davie Franek, and Jimmy Stitzel. The G&N Lawn Care Hard Luck Awards went to Jordan Thomas and Steve Glover.

The tour concludes its three day trek through central PA at the Selinsgrove Speedway tonight for our final full point night of the season. Chuck Hebing still remains as the point leader, followed by Jordan Thomas, Kyle Drum, Scott Goodrich, Pete Richardson, and Steve Glover.

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Quick Results

A-Main: 1) M1-MARK SMITH (1) 2) 45-Chuck Hebing 3) 1W-Kyle Reinhardt 4) 28f-Davie Franek 5) 77-Derek Locke 6) 47-Kyle Drum 7) 22-Bryn Gohn 8) 9-Ryan Linder 9) 66-Jeff Halligan 10) 8c-Brian Carber 11) 79-Jordan Thomas 12) 28-Keith Prutzman 13) 91-David Quackenbush 14) 30-Scott Goodrich 15) 67-Pete Richardson 16) 35-Chad Layton 17) 32-Gregg Foster 18) 19W-Colby Womer 19) 121-Steve Glover 20) 47c-Adam Carberry 21) 4-Jimmy Stitzel 22) 3- Todd Gracey

Heat 1: 1) 47-Adam Carberry 2) 79-Jordan Thomas 3) 45-Chuck Hebing 4) 28-Keith Prutzman 5) 30-Scott Goodrich 6) 3-Todd Gracey 7) 121-Steve Glover 8) 32-Gregg Foster

Heat 2: 28-Davie Franek 2) 1W-Kyle Reinhardt 3) 47-Kyle Drum 4) 35-Chad Layton 5) 22-Bryn Gohn 6) 19s-Steve Drevicki 7) 67-Pete Richardson 8) 66-Jeff Halligan

Heat 3: 1) 4-Jimmy Stizel 2) 77-Derek Locke 3) M1-Mark Smith 4) 91-David Quackenbush 5) 19W- Colby Womer 6) 8c-Brian Carber 7) 9L-Ryan Linder

 

KKM Podium Sweep at Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon, MO - When the dust settled at the conclusion of the 25-lap POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget League feature event at Lake Ozark Speedway, Keith Kunz Curb Agajanian Motorsports took a clean podium sweep with Logan Seavey leading the charge over Tucker Klaasmeyer and Tanner Carrick.
On the opening lap, Tucker Klaasmeyer lead the charge, narrowly leading the field to the stripe over Kyle Craker. As the field thinned out, Tanner Carrick mounted a charge on the brim of the sweeping 1/3rd mile following a restart on lap four and took over from Klaasmeyer, only to be docked a position for dropping out of line on the restart.

With Klaasmeyer back out front and Carrick in second, Logan Seavey locked in behind the duo and found a unique line in three and four that allowed him to propel past Carrick and then onto Klaasmeyer. With five laps remaining, Seavey made his move past Klaasmeyer off turn four and powered into the lead. Coming to the checkered, Klaasmeyer and Carrick followed Seavey, resulting in a podium sweep for Keith Kunz Curb/Agajanian Motorsports and Toyota. Kory Schudy took fourth with Sam Johnson in fifth.

"Early I was struggling really bad, just fighting the racetrack," commented Logan Seavey. "I made as many adjustments as I could with the shocks and was able to really get going there about halfway. It took a while for the race to get a rhythm and get going. It seemed like the longer the green went, the better my car got. I found the middle there and it was the only place I could get any speed through three and four. Just getting through the bumps right was key. Luckily that late yellow stacked us back up and gave me a shot at the lead. You're kind of a sitting duck when you're leading the race and the track changes like that and a different line comes in."

"I felt really good in the beginning," stated Tucker Klaasmeyer. "I felt really good once I went to the top in one and two. I was kind of a sitting duck in three and four. I thought I was on to something but it didn't work as long as I hoped it would. Once he got around me, I started hitting the bottom on entry and it felt like it was really good at that point. Second is good. It was a good point night."

"I think I had the lead about five, six different times and had to give it back because of yellows and the red. Then I got the lead and led 15 laps or something like that and they penalized me on the start. That's racing. You get calls on you and sometimes you should and sometimes you shouldn't. We have a long week ahead of us with five nights of racing. We'll be back tomorrow night and then we head to Indy for the Indy race for two days and then Friday at Jacksonville and Saturday at Spoon River."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 91T - TYLER THOMAS, Heat 2: 85 - KYLE CRAKER, Heat 3: 71K - TANNER CARRICK

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (25 laps):
1. 67 - LOGAN SEAVEY 2. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 3. 71K - TANNER CARRICK 4. 28 - KORY SCHUDY 5. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 6. 67K - HOLLY SHELTON 7. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 8. 79 - BLAKE CARRICK 9. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 10. 85 - KYLE CRAKER 11. 4M - MICHELLE DECKER 12. 42 - HANK DAVIS 13. 57 - MARIA COFER 14. 81 - CHASE PORTER 15. 83 - KARSYN ELLEDGE 16. 7F - AUSTIN BROWN 17. 30T - TYLER VANTOLL 18. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 19. 7JR - JD BLACK 20. 721 - BRENDAN WISELEY 21. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 22. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 23. 5D - ZACH DAUM 24. 56X - MARK CHISHOLM 25. 7M - CHANCE MORTON

 

 

Bakker and Stevenson Triumphant During Round 2 of Midwest Power Equipment 360 Nationals at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Sept. 1, 2018) - Gregg Bakker and Brandon Stevenson both earned their first feature victory of the season at Jackson Motorplex on Saturday during the midpoint of the Midwest Power Equipment 360 Nationals presented by DeKalb/Asgrow.

The two produced strong performances during Saturday's preliminary night presented by Kulhman Lake Service & Welding, which was the final preliminary night and set the stage for Sunday's event finale.

Friday's winner Jack Dover, Terry McCarl, Lee Grosz and Thomas Kennedy are the four drivers locked into Sunday's dash that determines the lineup for the first two rows of the $10,000-to-win A Main.

Bakker took advantage of starting on the pole for Saturday's 25-lap 360ci winged sprint car main event, which featured the DeKalb/Asgrow presents the Midwest Power Series by GRP Motorsports, the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series. He took the early lead and maintained the top spot to become the sixth winner during seven 360ci winged sprint car races at the 4/10-mile oval this season.

Grosz held off Dover for the runner-up position with McCarl placing fourth and Tommy Barber fifth.

Kennedy bested a field of 35 drivers during qualifying before Scott Winters, Carson McCarl, Elliot Amdahl and Eric Lutz each won a heat race. Skylar Prochaska was the B Main winner.

Stevenson became the fifth different winner this season during NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc competition at Jackson Motorplex. Jeremy Kerzman maneuvered from eighth to second place with Doug Martens, points leader Alex Schriever and James Sires rounding out the top five, respectively.

Clinton Bruns and Brant O'Banion each won a heat race.

The Midwest Power Equipment 360 Nationals presented by DeKalb/Asgrow concludes on Sunday. The pits open at 2 p.m. with the main gates opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m. with the green flag waving on the finale presented by Billion Buick GMC to follow.

General admission tickets are $25 for adults (reserved tickets are $28 for adults) and $12 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old (reserved for $15). A pit combo ticket is an additional $15. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get into the main grandstands for free. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $20 for children ages 12-years-old and younger.

Additionally, there will be a driver/owner forum hosted by Austin Lloyd in the beer garden from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a trivia contest that will award a grand prize of 2019 season tickets to Jackson Motorplex to the winner.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (Sept. 1, 2018) -

360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 11X-Gregg Bakker (1); 2. 4J-Lee Grosz (3); 3. 53-Jack Dover (4); 4. 24-Terry McCarl (6); 5. 75B-Tommy Barber (2); 6. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (8); 7. 7W-Tasker Phillips (5); 8. 23W-Scott Winters (13); 9. 2H-Bill Boles (11); 10. 35-Skylar Prochaska (21); 11. 6-Eric Lutz (16); 12. 5-Brady Forbrook (22); 13. 33-James Broty (23); 14. 7-Carson McCarl (14); 15. 33X-Trevor Smith (18); 16. (DNF) 10J-Justin Jacobsma (17); 17. (DNF) 2-Derrik Lusk (9); 18. (DNF) 17-Josh Baughman (7); 19. (DNF) 09-Matt Juhl (12); 20. (DNF) 13JM-Jordan Martens (10); 21. (DNF) 32-Elliot Amdahl (15); 22. (DNF) 25-Dylan Peterson (20); 23. (DNF) 5M-Troy Manteufel (19); 24. (DNF) 14-Jody Rosenboom (24).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 35-Skylar Prochaska (1); 2. 5-Brady Forbrook (2); 3. 33-James Broty (3); 4. 14-Jody Rosenboom (6); 5. 4X-Eric Schulz (5); 6. 76-Jay Russell (4); 7. 86-Donovan Peterson (9); 8. 20G-Chris Graf (14); 9. 17X-Lee Goos Jr (7); 10. 75-Brandon Geldner (11); 11. (DNF) 88-Travis Reber (10); 12. (DNF) 5T-Mark Toews (8); 13. (DNF) 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (12); (DNS) 20-Brant O'Banion; (DNS) 3P-Sawyer Phillips.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 23W-Scott Winters (2); 2. 4J-Lee Grosz (4); 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (6); 4. 2-Derrik Lusk (3); 5. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (1); 6. 5-Brady Forbrook (5); 7. 4X-Eric Schulz (7); 8. 86-Donovan Peterson (8); (DNS) 3P-Sawyer Phillips.

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 7-Carson McCarl (2); 2. 33X-Trevor Smith (1); 3. 17-Josh Baughman (6); 4. 7W-Tasker Phillips (5); 5. 13JM-Jordan Martens (3); 6. 14-Jody Rosenboom (7); 7. 88-Travis Reber (8); 8. (DNF) 76-Jay Russell (4).

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 32-Elliot Amdahl (2); 2. 5M-Troy Manteufel (1); 3. 75B-Tommy Barber (4); 4. 24-Terry McCarl (6); 5. 2H-Bill Boles (3); 6. 33-James Broty (5); 7. 17X-Lee Goos Jr (7); 8. 75-Brandon Geldner (8); (DNS) 20-Brant O'Banion.

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 6-Eric Lutz (2); 2. 25-Dylan Peterson (1); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (3); 4. 53-Jack Dover (5); 5. 11X-Gregg Bakker (4); 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska (6); 7. 5T-Mark Toews (7); 8. (DNF) 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (8); (DNS) 20G-Chris Graf.

Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (22); 2. 17-Josh Baughman (27); 3. 24-Terry McCarl (31); 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska (20); 5. 5-Brady Forbrook (15); 6. 7W-Tasker Phillips (34); 7. 33-James Broty (19); 8. 53-Jack Dover (28); 9. 4J-Lee Grosz (3); 10. 76-Jay Russell (26); 11. 75B-Tommy Barber (33); 12. 11X-Gregg Bakker (13); 13. 2-Derrik Lusk (24); 14. 13JM-Jordan Martens (30); 15. 2H-Bill Boles (21); 16. 09-Matt Juhl (16); 17. 23W-Scott Winters (14); 18. 7-Carson McCarl (4); 19. 32-Elliot Amdahl (32); 20. 6-Eric Lutz (1); 21. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (35); 22. 33X-Trevor Smith (25); 23. 5M-Troy Manteufel (8); 24. 25-Dylan Peterson (9); 25. 4X-Eric Schulz (11); 26. 14-Jody Rosenboom (18); 27. 17X-Lee Goos Jr (29); 28. 5T-Mark Toews (7); 29. 86-Donovan Peterson (10); 30. 88-Travis Reber (6); 31. 75-Brandon Geldner (2); 32. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (5); 33. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (23); 34. 20-Brant O'Banion (12); 35. 20G-Chris Graf (17).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (2); 2. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (8); 3. 7XX-Doug Martens (4); 4. 0-Alex Schriever (3); 5. 15-James Sires (1); 6. 20-Brant O'Banion (5); 7. 38-Miles Grein (7); 8. 48-Neal Matuska (11); 9. 5-Eric Winckel (10); 10. 1DA-Christian Wagler (12); 11. 36-Tyler Wass (13); 12. (DNF) 7-Clinton Bruns (6); (DNS) 7X-Shane Fick.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Clinton Bruns (3); 2. 0-Alex Schriever (1); 3. 15-James Sires (2); 4. 38-Miles Grein (5); 5. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (6); 6. 48-Neal Matuska (7); 7. 36-Tyler Wass (4).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 20-Brant O'Banion (2); 2. 7XX-Doug Martens (6); 3. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (3); 4. 7X-Shane Fick (1); 5. 5-Eric Winckel (5); 6. 1DA-Christian Wagler (4).

UP NEXT -

Sunday for the Midwest Power Equipment 360 Nationals presented by DeKalb/Asgrow featuring Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series 360ci winged sprint cars and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

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Macedo finally breaks through for 1st Attica All Star win;

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 Contact: Brian Liskai brianliskai@ymail.com

By Brian Liskai ATTICA, Ohio - Carson Macedo finally got the monkey off his back at Attica Raceway Park. The past couple of years the Lemoore, California driver looked on his way to an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature win at "Ohio's Finest Racing" speed plant only to have a mechanical issue. It all came together Saturday, Sept. 1 as he claimed the Dirt Classic Ohio victory in dominating fashion to close out the 2018 season at Attica Raceway Park on All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night.

Macedo took the lead from Cale Thomas on lap two and then lost it to Craig Mintz - who ironically put Macedo in a second team car to come to Ohio a few years ago - in heavy lapped traffic on lap 9. He regained the lead on a restart on lap 10 only to see Mintz challenge again in lapped traffic at the half-way point. Once he cleared traffic, his only challenge would come with six laps to go on a restart. Macedo pulled away in the Tim and Cindy Norman, Joe Gaerte owned machine to score his fourth All Star win of 2018. It was his fifth career series win. It was Macedo's second career win at Attica.

"This is one of the hardest places in the world to win at in my opinion. There's so many good local guys...they have a lot of talent. We've been so fast here in previous All Star shows we've just had bad luck or things happen that set us back. To get the win for my guys, Joe Gaerte, Eric Slade with Slade Shocks, Tim and Cindy Norman and all my sponsors...it's definitely a team effort. I have a blast driving their car and I'm looking forward to the rest of the All Star season," Macedo said beside his Tarlton and Son, Southern Pacific Farms, Eagle Ignition Leads, Shepherd Chevrolet, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions backed machine.

"It was really cool to battle with Craig (Mintz). He gave me a shot out here in Ohio before anyone else did...he put me in a race car and allowed me to get some laps around these places and gave me seat time and confidence. I'm for ever grateful to him and his dad Les...they are awesome people," added Macedo. "Thanks to all the fans...what a great turn out."

For Thomas, who scored his first ever All Star win at Attica earlier in the year, a runner-up finish - while frustrating - was rewarding.

"Carson had the top rolling really good and congrats to that team. They have always been fast here. We had a fast car tonight. We were battling with Carson for the lead at the beginning and I kind of protected there...I knew he was going to slide me and I got in those ruts in one and bounced off the track. I thought I was going way back but luckily I kept it under me and kept going and fell back to fifth and picked guys off in lapped traffic. In those long runs I was really good. I didn't need those restarts until that last one. I tried to scare him on the top and tried to get him all tight and he kind of did but he was jus really fast," said Thomas beside his Engler Machine & Tool, Ohio Heating, Milhone Motorsports, Factory Kahne, Indy Race Parts, SFE Services, J&J Racing backed #91.

Friday night's winner Tim Shaffer battled among the top five the entire 40 laps and came home third.

"In qualifying I really messed up. I didn't run the car where I need to run and that's all it takes...to be off a little bit. In the heat race I was just hoping to transfer but to get second and put us in the dash was a big help to put us back into a position to give us a chance. We just came up short tonight and were a little too snug. At the end of the day it was a good run," said Shaffer of his Rudzik Excavating, RPM Chassis, FK Rod Ends, Smith Titanium backed machine.

It looked like former Attica champion Jamie Miller had his third Fremont Fence 305 win of the year in the books but when a lapped car tumbled in front of him and he spun off the high side of turn four it opened the door to the rest of the field. Fremont, Ohio's Paul Weaver took advantage of a very rare mistake from John Ivy to take the lead with just three laps to go and drove to his fifth win of the year at Attica. The 2018 track champion now has 48 wins at Attica to sit atop the division all-time win list.

"Jamie Miller had us covered until he got in that deal. I couldn't race the top and John (Ivy) was good up there. All I could hope for was he would make a mistake and he did when he slid off turn two. I always say some times it's better to be lucky and we were very lucky tonight. It's been a very good year," said Weaver of his Hampshire Engines, M&L Excavating, Seagate Sandblasting, Miller Rigging, Weaver Performance Center, Schiets Motorsports backed #1W.

Macedo and Thomas brought the field to green for the 40 lap All Star feature with Thomas leading the first circuit over Macedo, Mintz, Lee Jacobs and Cap Henry. Thomas slid off the high side of the turn two exit on lap two and Macedo drove into the lead with Mintz, Jacobs and Henry in tow as Thomas fell back to fifth. With seven laps scored Macedo prepared to enter heavy lapped traffic and Mintz closed quickly.

Mintz drove under Macedo for the top spot on lap nine just before Stuart Brubaker tumbled while battling for sixth. On the restart Macedo executed a slider for the lead with a tremendous battle ensuing for third involving Jacobs, Thomas and Henry. Broc Martin spun with 11 laps scored and when the green flew so did Macedo, pulling away to a commanding lead over Mintz, Thomas, Jacobs, Henry and Shaffer.

By lap 17 Macedo had once again found the back of the field and that allowed Mintz to close again. But, Macedo held his composure and picked the lapped cars off and started to pull away with 14 laps to go. Mintz experienced some sort of mechanical issues by lap 30 and started to fall through the pack as Thomas took second with Shaffer up to third and Jacobs in fourth. With nine laps remaining Macedo had built his lead to nearly four seconds over Thomas.

Mintz would coast to a stop with six laps to go with the running order Macedo, Thomas, Shaffer, Jacobs and Henry. On the ensuing restart Macedo bobbled a little on the turn two cushion but Thomas could not take advantage. Macedo drove away for the win over Thomas, Shaffer, Jacobs, and Henry.

Matt Lucius and Jamie Miller brought the field to green for the 25-lap 305 A-main with Miller jumping into the lead and pulling away. Behind him though was a great battle involving Lucius, Ivy, Steve Rando and Weaver. Following a lap four caution for Shane Call, Miller again pulled away as Ivy moved into second though he had his hands full with Rando and Weaver.

Miller built up a substantial lead as he entered lapped traffic by the 10th circuit when disaster struck. Call would spin and tip over right in front of Miller who flew off the high side of turn four, handing the lead to Ivy. On the restart Ivy had to fend off several challenges from Rando and Weaver when the caution flew for fourth place running Tyler Street with 11 laps to go. When the green flew for the final time Ivy continued to lead with Weaver taking second on lap 17.

With three laps to go Ivy slipped off the high side of turn two and Weaver drove under for the lead and would go on to take the win over Ivy, Rando, Kyle Capodice and Bobby Clark.

The Attica Raceway Park awards banquet will be held Nov. 10 at the Attica Fairgrounds.

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Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.450; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 12.633; 3. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.665; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.698; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.712; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.808; 7. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.931; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.296; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler, NT

Group (B) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.315; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi, 12.363; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.494; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.629; 5. 23-DJ Foos, 12.713; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.771; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.023; 8. 4H-Tracy Hines, 13.033; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.631

Group (C) 1. 35b-Stuart Brubaker, 12.295; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.466; 3. 97-Broc Martin, 12.523; 4. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.610; 5. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.669; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser, 12.859; 7. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.895; 8. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 13.288

Group (D) 1. 11n-Parker Price-Miller, 12.270; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.455; 3. 4L-Cap Henry, 12.476; 4. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.572; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.628; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.715; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron, 12.903; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.968

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed [7]; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer [8]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 4. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 5. 23-DJ Foos [5]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker [7]; 8. 4H-Tracy Hines [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. O9-Craig Mintz [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 3. 97-Broc Martin [2]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 7. 4K-Kody Kinser [6]; 8. 20I-Kesley Ivy [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 4L-Cap Henry [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 3. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [7]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. O9-Craig Mintz [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 5. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 4L-Cap Henry [4]; 4. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker [9]; 6. 5R-Byron Reed [8]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer [13]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron [6]; 11. 20I-Kesley Ivy [12]; 12. 4K-Kody Kinser [7]; 13. 4H-Tracy Hines [11]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]; 5. 4L-Cap Henry [6]; 6. 71-Gio Scelzi [11]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [10]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 10. 4-Brock Zearfoss [17]; 11. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [9]; 12. 22C-Cole Duncan [21]; 13. 11-Ryan Smith [23]; 14. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [16]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [22]; 16. 23-DJ Foos [18]; 17. 16-Chris Andrews [15]; 18. 8M-TJ Michael [24]; 19. 22-Brandon Spithaler [20]; 20. O9-Craig Mintz [3]; 21. 70-Dave Blaney [13]; 22. 97-Broc Martin [12]; 23. 35-Tyler Esh [19]; 24. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [8]

Hard Charger: 11-Ryan Smith +10

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 4*-Tyler Street[1] ; 2. 83-Shane Call[6] ; 3. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[2] ; 4. 47-Matt Lucius[4] ; 5. X-Mike Keegan[5] ; 6. 29-Kyle Farmer[7] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[8] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps top 5 to A) 1. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[5] ; 3. 11G-Luke Griffith[1] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 5. 14-Luke Daugherty[4] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[3] ; 7. 09-Justin Adams[8] ; 8. 7M-Brandon Moore[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 8-Bobby Clark[6] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[3] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 5. 4T-James Taddeo[7] ; 6. 88N-Frank Neill[4] ; 7. 1H-Zeth Sabo[2] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[8]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 29-Kyle Farmer[1] ; 2. 09-Justin Adams[5] ; 3. 75-Jerry Dahms[2] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[9] ; 5. 88N-Frank Neill[3] ; 6. 1H-Zeth Sabo[6] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[4] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[7] ; 9. 61-Chuck May[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 2. 77I-John Ivy[3] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[4] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[9] ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark[7] ; 6. 4T-James Taddeo[15] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[10] ; 8. 25-Jason Keckler[12] ; 9. X-Mike Keegan[13] ; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[19] ; 11. 09-Justin Adams[17] ; 12. 4*-Tyler Street[5] ; 13. 29-Kyle Farmer[16] ; 14. 14-Luke Daugherty[14] ; 15. 1J-Jeremy Shambaugh[11] ; 16. 88N-Frank Neill[20] ; 17. 75-Jerry Dahms[18] ; 18. 26-Jamie Miller[2] ; 19. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 20. 83-Shane Call[8] Hard Charger: 4T-James Taddeo +9

 

 

Danny Varin Makes it Three in Row in Late Season Action at Brewerton Speedway with Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

By MIKE MALLETT

BREWERTON, NY – There is something about the late season event at the Brewerton Speedway for Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint driver Danny Varin. The Fonda, N.Y., driver came into Friday night with two consecutive Brewerton wins in the Labor Day weekend kickoff event. He left with his third.

Varin had some luck on his side as won the first heat and then with the first pick of the redraw drew the pole starting spot for the 25-lap A-Main presented by E&V Energy, NAPA Auto Parts and Mach 1 Chassis. He led the entire feature event for his fifth series win of the 2018 season.

“We were alright tonight,” commented Varin. “I don’t know, it was a tough race. I screwed up a bunch of times, but starting position helped us out tonight. I was wheeling that thing. We were either going to put it in the wall or put it here in victory lane.”

Varin bolted to the lead at the start with Paul Kinney falling quickly in line behind him in the second position. Varin was dominant in the opening laps pulling away to nearly a straightaway lead. That pace forced him into traffic on lap six.

As the race progressed the traffic in front of Varin got thicker while Kinney, Sammy Reakes and Jason Barney were putting on a torrid battle for the second spot. Kinney continued to keep them at bay holding on to the second position.

The red flag was needed on lap 14 as Tommy Wickham’s car came to a stop with flames shooting out of the side of his car from under the hood. This negated the lead that Varin has amassed setting up the double-file restart.

Action picked back up, but was quickly brought under red a second time as Reakes, who was third, bounced over the cushion and ended up landing awkwardly over the bank outside of turns three and four. His car got several feet in the air before coming down hard on the rear of the car. Fortunately Reakes was able to walk away from the crash.

With back-to-back cautions, a single-file run to the green was next with Varin holding onto the lead. Behind him, Kinney and Barney battled hard for second. On lap 16 the pair came together in turns one and two causing Barney to do a 360 degree spin. He kept going, but fell back to the fifth position.

The last stoppage of the race came on lap 18 as Matt Billings took a tumble in turn three while battling with Steve Poirier. The duo went for the same spot on the track with contact causing Billings to flip several times. He wasn’t hurt. His car landed on all four wheels. He was pushed into the pits before he eventually rejoined the field.

For the restart Varin now had 10th place starter Larry Wight on his heels. Varin utilized the bottom of the track for the green allowing him to break away from Wight. Varin kept pounding the cushion with Wight working the extreme inside lane.

“I was messing with the wing there,” stated Varin. “If I pulled it back it was way too tight and I couldn’t rotate. Then I saw Larry (Wight) was second and I knew where he was going to be. He kept poking his nose under there. I got my wing back forward and we were too loose.”

At the checkered it was Varin earning the win. Wight, of Phoenix, N.Y., couldn’t make up enough ground on the bottom. He took home second.

“The bottom was pretty good for us, but as the race went on it got a little bit too slick getting in,” said Wight. “It seemed to me I’d lose two car-lengths getting in and I’d gain one coming out. Danny (Varin) had a really good car. I was hoping to get him on that restart. He got me on the jump. He went a little bit earlier than I thought he would. The rest is history.”

Barney regrouped from his spin to finish in the third spot in a night presented by his company 87 Speed. The Brewerton, N.Y., pilot had a good car, but wasn’t able to get to the lead duo in front of the hometown crowd.

“It was a good night,” mentioned Barney. “Danny (Varin) is tough to beat. When you put him out front he is even tougher. It was a decent point night. It could have been worse. I’m looking forward to tomorrow and the rest of the weekend. It’s going to be a great weekend of racing for us. I’m happy for all my family and friends that came.”

Coleman Gulick finished in the fourth after starting from the inside of the sixth row with Steve Poirier racing his way from the 13th starting position to finish in fifth.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main at Brewerton – Danny Varin ($2,135), Larry Wight ($1035), Jason Barney ($810), Coleman Gulick ($630), Steve Poirier ($655), Billy VanInwegen ($720), Matt Tanner ($505), Shawn Donath ($470), Mike Mahaney ($410), Paul Kinney ($400), Jeff Cook ($420), Brett Wright ($320), Jonathan Preston ($300), Josh Azzi ($375), Dave Axton ($350), Dan Douville ($325), Matt Billings ($400), Chad Miller ($100), Denny Peebles ($300), Kelly Hebing ($300), Parker Evans ($300), Sam Reakes IV ($300), Tommy Wickham ($300), Scott Holcomb ($300), Josh Flint ($300)

DNQ – Keith Granholm, Jake Karklin, Ryan Harrison, Tyler Graves, Steve Hutchinson Jr., Joe August.

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Cook, Preston, Axton $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Varin, Wight, Azzi $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Varin $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Varin $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – VanInwegen (14 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Azzi $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Billings $50

Lacaillade Masonry B-Main – Billings - $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Poirier $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Cook $35

87 Speed/X1 Race Cars/Cobra Coaches Dash – Poirier ($100), Tanner ($75), Donath ($50), Douville ($25), Axton ($25)

Around Town Plumbing and Heating Just Missed – Granholm $25

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Varin, Wight, Barney $10

Hoosier Tire – VanInwegen $200

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CHAD RUHLMAN OUT-DUELS ZACH MORROW FOR 2ND LERNERVILLE RUSH SPRINT CAR WIN; WELL OVER $10,000 OF PRODUCT DISTRIBUTED TO RECORD 16-CAR FIELD FOR INAUGURAL "MANUFACTURERS NIGHT" PRESENTED BY MSD

 August 31, 2018 (By Mike Leone)

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(Sarver, PA)...The Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Sprint Car Series powered by Pace Performance returned to Lernerville Speedway on Friday night for the inaugural running of the "Sprint Car Spectacular" featuring four divisions of Sprint Cars along with the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds. Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series event #19 attracted a record 16-car field for the first year division's inaugural "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance as well over $10,000 in product was shared amongst the competing racers.

Chad Ruhlman and Zach Morrow picked up right where they left off from last Saturday's event at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway trading slide jobs for the lead throughout the 20-lap feature on Friday night. Ruhlman though was able to withstand the pressure as he won for the second time in as many tries this year at Lernerville. Ruhlman, who leads the $5,000 to-win Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Championship, also had a lot of success part of the MFG Night drawings taking home $1,265 in product including a Holley RUSH Sprint Carburetor and a complete set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends!

"That was a lot of fun and Zach (Morrow) made me work a lot harder than I wanted," expressed the 41-year-old Bemus Point, NY standout. "I really hope we put on a good show for you fans. This class is great. I was always intrigued with the non-wing cars, but never had an opportunity around here to do it. I have to thank Vicki (Emig) for everything she does with RUSH and these Manufacturers Nights. I hated to see that happen to my brother as I was wanting to race more with him."

It was three-wide for the lead racing off turn two on the opening lap between pole-sitter Scott Hawkins, Morrow, and Brian Ruhlman as Morrow would lead the first lap. Chad Ruhlman started in sixth and was halfway to the front on lap two when he passed his brother Brian, who was making his second RUSH start and first at Lernerville. Brian didn't go away reclaiming third on lap three before Chad got back by for good on the fourth circuit.

Chad then made a key pass of Hawkins for second on lap five before action was slowed when Brian Woodhall made heavy contact with the turn four wall. It was a tough ending for Woodhall, who was moving forward in his first RUSH race and first Sprint Car start in about 15 years. Woodhall didn't go away empty-handed as he won the top MFG Night prize of TBM Brake calipers valued at $800 along with a drum of RUSH Visual Methanol for another $225 value. Woodhall became the 20th RUSH Sprint Car to compete during the inaugural season.

Back under green, Chad Ruhlman would make the official winning pass of Morrow to lead lap six, while seventh starting Shawn Smith charged to third. Smith and Hawkins put on a great show traded the third spot for four laps before Smith made the pass stick for good on lap nine. Three-time 2018 Lernerville winner, Gale Ruth, Jr., passed Hawkins for fourth on lap 14 then two laps later moved to second by Smith.

Morrow was able to run down Ruhlman and two different times temporarily took the lead, but Ruhlman slid him back to continue leading the laps. Morrow was setting up a final lap slide job in turn one when the yellow was displayed for Hawkins, who spun and collected Brian Ruhlman ending the night for both racers.

The caution wasn't what Morrow wanted to see as Ruhlman got a great restart and Morrow wasn't able to make a serious bid as Ruhlman's 11th win of the season came by 0.599 of a second in his North Star Unlimited/Rand Machining/Premier Communications/Ruhlman Race Cars/Close Racing Supply-sponsored #87R.

Morrow recorded his sixth straight top five Lernerville finish and 13th overall of the season in 17 starts. Ironically, Morrow won the Yamaha PW3028 Power Washer valued at $790 from his sponsor, Alternative Power Sources! Ruth, who is currently second in points and leads the "Wednesday Night Lightning" Series points at Lernerville, was third and left with $1,000 in MFG Night prizes including a Holley RUSH Sprint Carburetor and a drum of RUSH Visual Methanol!

After recording just one top five finish in his first 12 races during his rookie Sprint Car campaign, former Stock Car racer, Shawn Smith, continued his impressive late season great runs with a fourth place for his fifth straight top five finish! Mechanical problems in his heat race forced Arnie Kent to started 15th in the feature. Kent was halfway up to the front when he slid off the turn three banking and fell nearly to the back again before working his way to fifth at the finish.

Steve Cousins won his first heat race, while Ruth won the second heat race. Cousins, who is a raw rookie, finished 10th in the feature, but did collect $890 in MFG Night drawing a including a complete set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends, a $200 Earl's Performance gift certificate, and an MSD Rev Limiter.

The next RUSH Sprint Car event will be at Sharon Speedway on Friday, September 7 in the second and final appearance at the Hartford, Ohio oval. The $500 to-win, $125 to-start event will be part of night one of the "Apple Festival Nationals". Racing begins at 6 p.m.

Sweeney RUSH Sprint Cars Bonnell's Rod Shop Weekly Series Race #19(20 laps):1. CHAD RUHLMAN (87R) 2. Zach Morrow (27) 3. Gale Ruth, Jr. (Culver 1c) 4. Shawn Smith (36) 5. Arnie Kent (18) 6. Brad Blackshear (19) 7. Brandon Hawkins (27H) 8. Joe McEwen (Mahoney/Eckart 9J) 9. Steve Pedley (21) 10. Steve Cousins (56) 11. Jim Kurpakus (72B) 12. Scott Hawkins (37) 13. Brian Ruhlman (49) 14. Phil Thornton (35) 15. Brian Woodhall (8B) 16. Dave Hawkins (27)-DNS.

Inaugural RUSH Sprint Car "Manufacturers Night" presented by MSD Performance Product Winners List: 1. TBM Brakes- 1 F1 Left Front Caliper and 1 F4 Rear Inboard Caliper ($800) (Brian Woodhall) 2. Alternative Power Sources- 1 Yamaha PW3028 Power Washer ($790) (Zach Morrow) 3. Holley- 1 4150HP 750 CFM Methanol Carburetor ($765) (Gale Ruth, Jr.) 4. Holley- 1 4150HP 750 CFM Methanol Carburetor ($765) (Chad Ruhlman) 5. FK Rod Ends- One Complete Set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends ($500) (Chad Ruhlman) 6. FK Rod Ends- One Complete Set of 4130 Black FK Rod Ends ($500) (Steve Cousins) 7. Earl's Performance/MSD- $200 Gift Certificate/One 8727CT Digital Soft Touch Rev Limiter ($390) (Steve Cousins) 8. Earl's Performance/MSD- $200 Gift Certificate/One 8727CT Digital Soft Touch Rev Limiter ($390) (Steve Pedley) 9. Earl's Performance/MSD- $200 Gift Certificate/One 8727CT Digital Soft Touch Rev Limiter ($390) (Dave Hawkins) 10. Earl's Performance/MSD- $200 Gift Certificate/One 8727CT Digital Soft Touch Rev Limiter ($390) (Phil Thornton) 11. Jones Racing Products- One Crate Radius Tooth Water Pump Belt Drive System ($370) (Shawn Smith) 12. Hoosier Tire- 2 RUSH Sprint Car Tires ($358) (Brian Ruhlman) 13. Hoosier Tire- 2 RUSH Sprint Car Tires ($358) (Steve Pedley) 14. Out-Pace Products/Intense Fabrication & Design- One Steering Arm & Center Link/Complete Front & Rear Bumper Package ($310) (Steve Pedley) 15. Benic Enterprises-$300 Gift Certificate ($300) (Brad Blackshear) 16. Pancho's Racing Products- $300 Gift Certificate ($300) (Joe McEwen) 17. Frankland Racing Supply- $300 Gift Certificate For Parts or Service ($300) (Jim Kurpakus) 18. Triple X Race Components- $300 Gift Certificate (Redeemable at Precise Racing Products) ($300) (Brad Blackshear) 19. Bilstein- 2 RUSH/Bilstein Sprint Shocks ($270) (Zach Morrow) 20. Holley/Intense Fabrication & Design- Vent Tube Roll-Over Valve/Complete Front & Rear Bumper Package ($262) (Scott Hawkins) 21. Holley/Intense Fabrication & Design- Vent Tube Roll-Over Valve/Complete Front & Rear Bumper Package ($262) (Brandon Hawkins) 22. Precise Racing Products/Ultra-Shield- $200 Gift Certificate/Two Boxes of Tear-Offs ($250) (Dave Hawkins) 23. Insinger Performance- 1 Drum of RUSH Visual Methanol ($225) (Gale Ruth, Jr.) 24. Insinger Performance- 1 Drum of RUSH Visual Methanol ($225) (Arnie Kent) 25. Insinger Performance- 1 Drum of RUSH Visual Methanol ($225) (Scott Hawkins) 26. Insinger Performance- 1 Drum of RUSH Visual Methanol ($225) (Brian Woodhall) 27. Schoenfeld Headers- 1 Complete Set Headers, Part #1022LCM2 ($225) (Jim Kurpakus)

Keizer Aluminum Wheels- Five $50 Off Certificates Towards the Purchase of a Wheel ($250) (Zach Morrow, Brandon Hawkins, Scott Hawkins, Phil Thornton, Jim Kurpakus)

RUSH Sprint Car marketing partners include partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Bilstein Shocks, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Holley Performance Products, Racing Electronics, Dirt Defender, Frankland Racing Supply, Earl's Performance Plumbing, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, Jones Racing Products, Precise Racing Products, TBM Brakes, Lincoln Electric, Pancho's Racing Products, Velocita-USA, Classic Ink USA, Landrum Performance Spring, RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.fac

 

 

Scelzi Takes the Lead in Turn 4 on the Last Lap

To Win BOSS Winged Sprint Feature

Friday at Gas City I-69 Speedway

GAS CITY, Ind., Sept. 1 — After starting 14th and then rising to fourth, it was almost like Gio Scelzi turned on the afterburners for a four-lap shootout at the end of the 25-lap Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Car Series (BOSS) 410 winged sprint car feature Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway. The 16-year-old phenom from Fresno, Calif. passed two drivers on that restart and then powered by Caleb Armstrong in Turn 4 on the last lap to win a thriller that was only the second winged sprint car feature ever for the series and the first winged 410 sprint car event at Gas City in 14 years.

Armstrong, of New Castle, Ind., established a new track record of 10.653 seconds for the quarter-mile dirt oval in qualifications, and he was the oldest of the podium finishers at 26, as 19-year-old Justin Peck of Monrovia, Ind. placed third.

Scelzi was simply not to be denied. Driving Bernie Stuebgen’s Indy Race Parts No. 71, the son of four-time NHRA champion Gary Scelzi showed the large crowd on hand how he earned the Rookie of the Year honors at both the Knoxville Nationals and the Chili Bowl this year, and was the 2017 American 410 Sprint Car Rookie of the Year.

He was seventh by lap 10. Biding his time, he was still seventh five laps later when the driver who led from the start, Brandon Wimmer of nearby Fairmount, Ind., flipped entering Turn 2 after contact with a car he was lapping. Wimmer, who drives the John Shewbrooks Racing No. A79, was upset but unhurt.

Wimmer’s exit put Scelzi into sixth place for that restart. He passed Clinton Boyles, the track’s non-wing sprint point leader, and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Danny Smith shortly thereafter to move into fourth.

Cale Thomas and Paul May tangled between Turns 1 and 2 with 21 laps down to bring out another yellow and set up the dramatic finish. Scelzi passed both Kody Kinser and Justin Peck on the restart, and then got the best of Armstrong in Turn 4 coming down to take the checkered flag for the $3,000 victory as the highlight of the “King of the Wings” program that attracted 26 sprinters.

Blane Culp got the jump on polesitter Austin Nigh on the frontstretch at the start of the winged outlaw micro sprint feature and led all 20 laps with his Maximum Dirt No. 34. Kole Kirkman finished second. Corbin Gurley started in the last row but didn’t quite make it to the podium, as Nigh held him off for third. Todd Kirkman rounded out the top five despite being involved in an accident in Turn 4 with four laps down.

Jerry Bowersock became the seventh different UMP modified feature winner at Gas City this season by defeating Dillon Nusbaum in that 20-lap race. He started tenth and took the lead from Nusbaum working lap 16 enroute to his victory in the No. 95 sponsored by Bulk Material and Best Performance. Daniel Russell, Dylan Woodling and Todd Sherman rounded out the top five.

Randy Lines got airborne for an instant after passing D.J. Holt for the lead in the 15-lap thunder car feature, but he had a half-straightaway lead over Holt at the checkered in his R & R Transmission and Modern Machine and Tool No. 35. Ron Flaugh, Ervin Turner and Eric Hunter were next across the line.

A helmet toss was the intermission entertainment. Despite a card that featured 83 race cars, the well-run show concluded before midnight.

Gas City I-69 Speedway will close its 2018 season with its two biggest races of the year. The first one is this coming Friday night, Sept. 7, when the USAC AMSOIL national sprint cars and the USSA Kenyon midgets visit Gas City in a card that also includes UMP modifieds and front-wheel drive compacts. That show is also Hoosier Auto Racing Fans (HARF) night.

The season concludes on Friday, Sept. 28 with the James Dean Classic, which offers $3,000 to the winner of the last non-wing sprint feature of the season. UMP modifieds, super streets and thunder cars are also on the card for the season finale.

For details on each program, please see the track’s schedule on its Web site at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans can also follow it on Facebook (@GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas), Twitter (@GasCitySpeedway) and Instagram (@GasCitySpeedway).

The results:

BOSS Winged Sprint Time Trials: 1. Caleb Armstrong, 10.653 (new track record); 2. Clinton Boyles, 10.768; 3. Brandon Wimmer, 10.780; 4. Kody Kinser, 10.816; 5. Danny Smith, 10.844; 6. Justin Peck, 10.920; 7. Thomas Meseraull, 10.975; 8. Cody Gardner, 11.046; 9. Cale Thomas, 11.047; 10. Paul May, 11.091; 11. Evan Mosley, 11.273; 12. Critter Malone, 11.330; 13. Ayrton Olsen, 11.343; 14. Brayden Fox, 11.353; 15. Gio Scelzi, 11.397; 16. Tylar Rankin, 11.535; 17. Josh Davis, 11.627; 18. Ty Tilton, 11.751; 19. Jamie Frederickson, 11.874; 20. Parker Fredrickson, 11.893; 21. Nate Reeser, 12.072; 22. Jack James, 12.190; 23. Adam Byrkett, 12.362; 24. Brayden Clark, 12.528; 25. Lukas Smith, 12.532; 26. Bryar Schroeter, 12.986.

BOSS Winged Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Cody Gardner, 2. Clinton Boyles, 3. Braydan Fox, 4. Caleb Armstrong, 5. Danny Smith, 6. Adam Byrkett, 7. Jack James, 8. Lukas Smith.

BOSS Winged Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Aryton Olsen, 2. Brandon Wimmer, 3. Critter Malone, 4. Thomas Meseraull, 5. Justin Peck, 6. Kody Kinser, 7. Brayden Clark, 8. Parker Frederickson, 9. Tylar Rankin.

BOSS Winged Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Gio Scelzi, 2. Cale Thomas, 3. Paul May, 4. Ty Tilton, 5. Nate Reeser, 6. Bryar Schroeter, 7. Josh Davis.

BOSS Winged Sprint B Main (10 laps): 1. Kody Kinser, 2. Josh Davis, 3. Adam Byrkett, 4. Parker Fredrickson, 5. Tylar Rankin, 6. Brayden Clark, 7. Jack James, 8. Lukas Smith, 9. Bryar Schroeter.

BOSS Winged Sprint Feature (25 laps): 1. Gio Scelzi, 2. Caleb Armstrong, 3. Justin Peck, 4. Kody Kinser, 5. Danny Smith, 6. Clinton Boyles, 7. Thomas Meseraull, 8. Paul May, 9. Josh Davis, 10. Critter Malone, 11. Nate Reeser, 12. Tylar Rankin, 13. Brayden Fox, 14. Adam Byrkett, 15. Parker Fredrickson, 16. Ty Tilton, 17. Cale Thomas, 18. Brandon Wimmer, 19. Cody Gardner, 20. Ayrton Olsen.

Winged Outlaw Micro Sprint Heat 1 (6 laps): 1. Austin Nigh, 2. Mike Landis, 3. Todd Kirkman, 4. Andrew Cockman, 5. Chad Orr, 6. Caleb Cevela, 7. Corbin Gurley.

Winged Outlaw Micro Sprint Heat 2 (6 laps): 1. Blane Culp, 2. Kole Kirkman, 3. Mackenzie Yeo-Brown, 4. Ryan Ball, 5. Dawson Phillips, 6. Joshua Cevela, 7. Chad Wilson.

Winged Outlaw Micro Sprint Feature (20 laps): 1. Blane Culp, 2. Kole Kirkman, 3. Austin Nigh, 4. Corbin Gurley, 5. Todd Kirkman, 6. Mackenzie Yeo-Brown, 7. Dawson Phillips, 8. Ryan Ball, 9. Caleb Cevela, 10. Chad Orr, 11. Andrew Cockman, 12. Chad Wilson, 13. Joshua Cevela, 14. Mike Landis.

 

 

Chad Blonde Crowned King Engine Bearings King of Michigan

ERIE, MI (September 1, 2018) –Chad Blonde (Litchfield, Michigan) picked up his third 2018 King Engine Bearings King of Michigan win at Hartford Speedway Friday and wrapped up the 2018 KoM Championship with an exciting 0.177 second win over Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, Michigan). 

 

The SOD Kids Feature Draw put Shawn Valenti (Fostoria, Ohio) and Mark Aldrich (Addison, Michigan) on the front row for the feature with Blonde, the current SOD point leader, starting sixth.  Before a lap could be completed, Michael Schumacher (Constantine, Michigan) brought out the red with a turn three crash.  Blonde charged into the lead on lap 2 while fifth starter Ruhl took second on lap four.  Ruhl did everything he could to reel in the leader, but Blonde was strong, holding onto a narrow lead as they weaved through lapped traffic and held on to win by less than two-tenths of a second.  Both Blonde and Ruhl utilized Krieger Racing Engines powered Maxims.

 

Zane DeVault (Plymouth, Indiana) led all qualifiers after returning to SOD competition.  DeVault picked up his first SOD victory on April 28 at Crystal Motor Speedway before sitting out most of the season due to an injury.  For the third time in 2018, Quentin Blonde (Litchfield, Michigan) was the KSE Hard Charger with +7.

 

As 2018 King Engine Bearings King of Michigan, Blonde will received $1,000 at the Sprints On Dirt Awards Banquet on October 27.  Also collecting part of the point fund will be Shawn Valenti, Jay Steinebach, Dustin Shriver, and Ricky Ferkel.

 

Qualifying - Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters (fast qualifiers) $50 each

Group

Time

#

Driver

RockAuto.com Heat

14.795

7Z

Zane DeVault

COMP Cams Heat

15.434

7

Shawn Valenti

 

Heat Races

RockAuto.com Heat #1

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

5b

Chad Blonde

 

2

7Z

Zane DeVault

 

3

7J

Joe Swanson

Benic Enterprises

4

70

Eli Lakin

Racing Optics

5

3

Dustin Shriver

 

6

46

Robert Huisken

 

7

8

Justin Ward

 

8

10J

Chris Jones

 

DNS

27B

Boston Mead

 

 

COMP Cams Heat #2

 

#

Driver

Contingency

1

71H

Ryan Ruhl

 

2

7

Shawn Valenti

 

3

1a

Mark Aldrich

Benic Enterprises

4

10s

Jay Steinebach

Racing Optics

5

5QB

Quentin Blonde

 

6

24+

Michael Schumacher

 

7

35

Josh Ward

 

8

3G

John Gurley

 

9

33

Jeremy Ferguson

 

10

0

Ricky Ferkel

 

 

Feature

 

#

Driver

Awards

Contingencies

1

5b

Chad Blonde

 

Rod End Supply

2

71H

Ryan Ruhl

Jim Coffey & Son

Rod End Supply

3

5QB

Quentin Blonde

 

Rod End Supply

4

7Z

Zane DeVault

 

Schoenfeld Headers

5

10s

Jay Steinebach

 

ATL Racing Fuel Cells

6

7

Shawn Valenti

 

Allstar Performance

7

1a

Mark Aldrich

 

 

8

70

Eli Lakin

 

 

9

3

Dustin Shriver

 

King Racing Products

10

46

Robert Huisken

 

 

11

10J

Chris Jones

 

 

12

3G

John Gurley

 

Keizer Aluminum Wheels

13

35

Josh Ward

 

 

14

7J

Joe Swanson

 

 

15

33

Jeremy Ferguson

 

 

16

8

Justin Ward

 

 

17

0

Ricky Ferkel

 

 

18

24+

Michael Schumacher

 

 

DNS

27B

Boston Mead

 

 

 

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Quentin Blonde (+7)

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Mark Aldrich

DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Joe Swanson

Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Mark Aldrich

Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Michael Schumacher

 

For more information about Engine Pro go to www.enginepro.com.  For more information about ARP, go to www.arp-bolts.com.  The full 2017 Sprints on Dirt schedule, rules, current news, and other information are available at www.sprintsondirt.com.

 

Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP is brought to you in 2018 by:

Engine Pro (Title Sponsor)

ARP (Title Sponsor)

Hoosier Racing Tire (Official SOD Tire)

MAHLE/Clevite (Beyond Limits Challenge Sponsor)

King Engine Bearings (Hartford King of Michigan Sponsor)

Motul (Leader of the Pack Sponsor)

Lane Automotive (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

MSD Ignition (Fast Masters Cosponsor)

Engler Machine & Tool (Heat Race Sponsor)

COMP Cams (Heat Race Sponsor)

RockAuto.com (Heat Race Sponsor)

ARP (Lucky Dog Sponsor)

KSE Racing Products (Hard Charger Sponsor)

Allstar Performance (Better Luck Next Time Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Series Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

The Perfit Corporation (Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Sponsor)

Jim Coffey and Son Plumbing & Heating (Deuced It! Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Sportsman of the Year Sponsor)

XYZ Machining (Crew Chief of the Year Sponsor)

Noizee 1 Motorsports (Bags o’ Money Awards)

 

SOD 2018 contingency sponsor partners are:

Allstar Performance                            ATL Racing Fuel Cells

Benic Enterprises                                BR Motorsports

Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI)           Hepfner Racing Products (HRP)

J & J Auto Racing                                Keizer Aluminum Wheels

King Racing Products                          Maxim Racing

Motor City Racing Promotions            Racing Optics

Rod End Supply                                    Schoenfeld Headers

Simpson Racing Products                    Walker Performance Filtration

 

 

Dover and Schriever Capture Midwest Power Equipment 360 Nationals Preliminary Night Wins at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Aug. 31, 2018) - Jack Dover and Alex Schriever were victorious on Friday evening at Jackson Motorplex during the opening round of the three-day Midwest Power Equipment 360 Nationals presented by DeKalb/Asgrow.

Dover pulled away to win Friday's preliminary night presented by GRP Motorsports by more than five seconds as he became the first two-time race winner in the 360ci winged sprint car division at the 4/10-mile oval this season.

Eric Lutz used a last-lap pass to secure the runner-up position with Terry McCarl finishing third. Josh Baughman ended fourth and Matt Juhl placed fifth during the race that is co-sanctioned by the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series.

McCarl led the 34 drivers by setting quick time during qualifying to open the night's action. Dover, Tommy Barber, Lee Goos Jr. and Jay Russell each claimed a heat race win before Jody Rosenboom won the B Main.

Schriever continued his dominance in the NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc division by posting his fourth triumph of the season. Clinton Bruns, who is only 19 points behind Schriever in the championship standings, garnered the runner-up result with Brandon Stevenson third. Brant O'Banion charged from 13th to fourth with Neal Matuska rounding out the top five.

Brandon Halverson and Bruns each won a heat race.

The Midwest Power Equipment 360 Nationals presented by DeKalb/Asgrow continues on Saturday with the second of three straight nights of competition.

The pits open at 2 p.m. with the main gates opening at 4 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 7 p.m. with the racing action during Saturday's preliminary night presented by Kulhman Lake Service & Welding to follow.

General admission tickets are $25 for adults (reserved tickets are $28 for adults) and $12 for students ages 13-years-old to 18-years-old (reserved for $15). A pit combo ticket is an additional $15. Children ages 12-years-old and younger get into the main grandstands for free. Pit passes are $35 for adults and $20 for children ages 12-years-old and younger.

Additionally, there will be a bean bag tournament in the beer garden beginning at noon on Saturday. There is a $20 entry fee per team with 100 percent payback.

JJ Rue Band will be playing in the beer garden from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

On Sunday there will be a driver/owner forum hosted by Austin Lloyd in the beer garden from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a trivia contest that will award a grand prize of 2019 season tickets to Jackson Motorplex to the winner.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (Aug. 31, 2018) -

360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover (2); 2. 6-Eric Lutz (7); 3. 24-Terry McCarl (6); 4. 17-Josh Baughman (4); 5. 09-Matt Juhl (5); 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska (1); 7. 4J-Lee Grosz (3); 8. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (9); 9. 14-Jody Rosenboom (21); 10. 7W-Tasker Phillips (14); 11. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (12); 12. 23W-Scott Winters (10); 13. 11X-Gregg Bakker (11); 14. 25-Dylan Peterson (16); 15. 2-Derrik Lusk (24); 16. 20G-Chris Graf (19); 17. 33-James Broty (13); 18. 7-Carson McCarl (23); 19. 75B-Tommy Barber (18); 20. 76-Jay Russell (20); 21. 13JM-Jordan Martens (8); 22. 5M-Troy Manteufel (17); 23. 75-Brandon Geldner (22); 24. (DNF) 17X-Lee Goos Jr (15).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 14-Jody Rosenboom (2); 2. 75-Brandon Geldner (4); 3. 7-Carson McCarl (1); 4. 2-Derrik Lusk (3); 5. 5T-Mark Toews (5); 6. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (6); 7. 32-Elliot Amdahl (9); 8. 88-Travis Reber (7); 9. 2H-Bill Boles (13); 10. 4X-Eric Schulz (10); 11. 86-Donovan Peterson (11); 12. (DNF) 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (8); (DNS) 33X-Trevor Smith; (DNS) 20-Brant O'Banion.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover (5); 2. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (3); 3. 5M-Troy Manteufel (1); 4. 24-Terry McCarl (6); 5. 13JM-Jordan Martens (4); 6. 75-Brandon Geldner (7); 7. 88-Travis Reber (8); 8. 86-Donovan Peterson (9); 9. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (2).

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 75B-Tommy Barber (1); 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (4); 3. 7W-Tasker Phillips (2); 4. 09-Matt Juhl (6); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (5); 6. 14-Jody Rosenboom (3); 7. 5T-Mark Toews (7); 8. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (8); (DNS) 33X-Trevor Smith.

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 17X-Lee Goos Jr (2); 2. 20G-Chris Graf (1); 3. 23W-Scott Winters (4); 4. 33-James Broty (3); 5. 17-Josh Baughman (6); 6. 7-Carson McCarl (5); 7. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (7); 8. (DNF) 32-Elliot Amdahl (8).

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 76-Jay Russell (1); 2. 11X-Gregg Bakker (4); 3. 6-Eric Lutz (5); 4. 4J-Lee Grosz (6); 5. 25-Dylan Peterson (2); 6. 2-Derrik Lusk (3); 7. 4X-Eric Schulz (8); 8. (DNF) 2H-Bill Boles (7).

Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 24-Terry McCarl (4); 2. 09-Matt Juhl (3); 3. 17-Josh Baughman (30); 4. 4J-Lee Grosz (17); 5. 53-Jack Dover (10); 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska (16); 7. 7-Carson McCarl (14); 8. 6-Eric Lutz (32); 9. 13JM-Jordan Martens (2); 10. 21K-Thomas Kennedy (31); 11. 23W-Scott Winters (18); 12. 11X-Gregg Bakker (33); 13. 3P-Sawyer Phillips (7); 14. 14-Jody Rosenboom (5); 15. 33-James Broty (24); 16. 2-Derrik Lusk (28); 17. 20-Brant O'Banion (34); 18. 7W-Tasker Phillips (6); 19. 17X-Lee Goos Jr (8); 20. 25-Dylan Peterson (21); 21. 5M-Troy Manteufel (20); 22. 75B-Tommy Barber (29); 23. 20G-Chris Graf (1); 24. 76-Jay Russell (27); 25. 75-Brandon Geldner (15); 26. 5T-Mark Toews (25); 27. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (9); 28. 2H-Bill Boles (19); 29. 88-Travis Reber (26); 30. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (11); 31. 32-Elliot Amdahl (23); 32. 4X-Eric Schulz (13); 33. 86-Donovan Peterson (12); 34. 33X-Trevor Smith (22).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 0-Alex Schriever (6); 2. 7-Clinton Bruns (2); 3. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (1); 4. 20-Brant O'Banion (13); 5. 48-Neal Matuska (9); 6. 38-Miles Grein (3); 7. 7X-Shane Fick (7); 8. 15-James Sires (11); 9. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (5); 10. 7XX-Doug Martens (8); 11. 1DA-Christian Wagler (12); 12. (DNF) 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (4); 13. (DNF) 5-Eric Winlel (10); 14. (DNF) 36-Tyler Wass (14).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (2); 2. 38-Miles Grein (4); 3. 0-Alex Schriever (5); 4. 7XX-Doug Martens (3); 5. 48-Neal Matuska (7); (DNS) 20-Brant O'Banion; (DNS) 36-Tyler Wass.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Clinton Bruns (1); 2. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (3); 3. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (4); 4. 7X-Shane Fick (5); 5. 5-Eric Winlel (2); 6. 15-James Sires (6); 7. 1DA-Christian Wagler (7).

UP NEXT -

Saturday and Sunday for the Midwest Power Equipment 360 Nationals presented by DeKalb/Asgrow featuring Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series 360ci winged sprint cars and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

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Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

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Shaffer opens Attica Ambush with 63rd career All Star win; Miller takes late model win with Markham earning track title

Friday, Aug. 31, 2018

Contact: Brian Liskai

brianliskai@ymail.com

By Brian Liskai

Attica, Ohio – Tim Shaffer sliced through traffic like a surgeon and claimed the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobil 1 win Friday, Aug. 31 at Attica Raceway Park to open up the Attica Ambush weekend on Smith Family Foods/All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Night.

For Shaffer, from Aliquippa, Pa., it was career win #63 with the All Stars as he sits fourth all-time with the organization. It was the 17th career win at Attica for the four time All Star champion of which seven have been series victories.

“We’re having a lot of fun and this new RPM car is awesome. It was a pretty steep cushion tonight and at the end I got the wing back too far and I got too tight and thought I was going to give it away but it worked out. Cody and Ricky are doing a great job and the Demyan-Rudzik gang are just an awesome group of guys,” said Shaffer beside the Rudzik Excavating, RPM Chassis, FK Rod Ends, Smith Titanium backed #49x.

“Cody (Jacobs) gave me a car I could move around with in lapped traffic. We are coming on late. We started really good and then backed off a little and now we’re going again. It’s always been fun to race here,” Shaffer added in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo has been close to several All Star wins at Attica and Friday was no different as he led the first eight laps before surrendering the lead to Shaffer. He would then pass Cap Henry late to finish second.

“Late in the race the car got really good. I moved the wing back a little bit and get drive back on the rear wheels. The 3G guys did a really good job Tim, Joe and Cindy work so hard and make it good night in and night out and it’s easy to get on the podium when your race car is good. We’re disappointed to not get the win. Tim Shaffer and his guys and Cody Jacobs do a hell of a job,” said Macedo beside his Tarlton and Son, Southern Pacific Farms, Eagle Ignition Leads, Shepherd Chevrolet, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions backed machine.

“We’ve had a lot of fun this year me and Joe Gaerte and we’re going to keep on keeping on,” he added.

Local competitor Cap Henry from Republic, Ohio settled for third to keep the Lane Racing team rolling. The previous week Henry broke a crank in the Beer Barrel Bourbon, Metropolitan Landscaping machine. Kistler Engines got the motor fixed over the week.

“Paul the guys at Kistlers worked really hard and we got the engine back in today. It’s a good piece and we’ve been really good this past month. I got a little too excited when I got to second and hoping I could pick off Tim but those guys were just too good on short runs. I didn’t want that last caution,” Henry said.

In the Summit Racing Products UMP Late Model feature, Whitehouse, Ohio’s Matt Miller took the lead from Dave Hornikel on lap five and then held off a late race charge from Rusty Schlenk and Doug Drown to score his second win of the season at Attica. It was his eighth career win at the track.

“To be honest I should have jumped up on the track a little earlier but it’s treacherous up there and I hadn’t been up there the whole race. I was pretty much on cruise control but toward the end of the race the tires got a little wore and it got a little black on the bottom,” said Miller beside his Rick DeLong Racing, Dominator Racing, Rocket Chassis #3. “I love racing here. They put on a good program and they have great fans here. We will certainly be back next year.”

With his fourth place finish Ashland, Ohio’s Ryan Markham claimed his first ever Attica Raceway Park Late Model Track Championship.

“I worked on this race car until 1 a.m. just checking everything three times. I tried to leave no stones unturned. We’ve been so close five years in a row for this championship…it’s about damn time. I was a little nervous out there and toward the end of the race I had to get up on the wheel. I was focused on the big picture. I’ve averaged about three wins a year and this year only one but I have a championship…we’ve run good every night,” said Markham beside his H&T Demolition, Accu-Fore Shock Service, Harriger Towing, Elite Car Auto Center, Wiseking Motorsports, Dzugan Real Estate Services-Bronis Eden Agent backed #5M.

Shaffer and Macedo brought the field to green for the 40 lap All Star feature but before a lap could be complete Dave Blaney and Lee Jacobs tangled. Both cars went to the work area and rejoined the field. On the second attempt to start the race Macedo learned what Shaffer had planned and grabbed the lead over Shaffer, Travis Philo, Brock Zearfoss, Henry, Paul McMahan and Stuart Brubaker.

With just six laps scored the leaders were set to encounter heavy lapped traffic and that allowed Shaffer to close on Macedo. Shaffer drove to Macedo’s outside exiting turn four to grab the lead on lap nine but Macedo battled back before the caution flew for Blaney who coasted to a stop with 10 laps scored.

Now with a clear track Shaffer pulled away on the restart over Macedo with Philo, Zearfoss and Henry battling hard for third. Henry took the third position on lap 14 as the leaders once again raced into heavy lapped traffic.

At the half-way point Shaffer continued to lead Macedo by nearly two seconds with Henry starting to close. Shaffer executed a great move on lap 24, splitting a few lapped cars to maintain his advantage over Macedo, Henry, Zearfoos, Philo and Brandon Spithaler who had charged from 16th.

Henry used lapped traffic to take second on lap 29 just before Broc Martin spun. On the ensuing restart Martin jumped the right rear of Ryan Smith’s car and took a nasty tumble and was fortunately not injured. When the green waved for the final time Shaffer pulled away from Macedo who retook the runner-up spot.

With three laps to go, Shaffer was struggling somewhat and Macedo closed to within three car lengths. But Shaffer regained his composure and drove to the win over Macedo, Henry, Zearfoos and the night’s hard-charger Spithaler rounding out the top five.

In the 25-lap late model feature Markham and Hornikel brought the field to green with Hornikel gaining the advantage over Markham, Kent Brewer, Miller and Mike Bores. Miller moved into third on the second lap and took second on lap four. The cars on the move were 10th starter Rusty Schlenk and eighth place starter Doug Drown.

Miller drove under Hornikel for the lead on lap five while Markham was involved in an entertaining battle for third with Schlenk and Drown. At the half-way point Miller had a big lead as Hornikel tried to hold off Drown and Schlenk for second. Drown moved into the runner-up spot on lap 12 and he and Schlenk waged a war over the next eight laps.

With six laps to go Miller was mired in heavy lapped traffic and that allowed Drown and Schlenk to close with Markham running a consistent fourth. As Miller took the white flag both Schlenk and Drown were within a car length.

Miller was able to hit his marks and driver to the win over Schlenk, Drown, Markham and Hornikel.

Attica Raceway Park will close out its season Saturday, Sept. 1 with the Dirt Classic Ohio featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobile 1 along with the Fremont Fence 305 Sprints.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park.

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Starting Position [*]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions – 120th appearance at Attica

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.426; 2. 4L-Cap Henry, 12.550; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.599; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.712; 5. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.745; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.938; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.138; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.159; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.231; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.567

Group (B)

1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.315; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 12.487; 3. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.561; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.644; 5. 23-DJ Foos, 12.731; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.807; 7. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.917; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.952; 9. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 13.109; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.605

Group (C)

1. 11N-Parker Price-Miller, 12.544; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.590; 3. 35b-Stuart Brubaker, 12.613; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.664; 5. 97-Broc Martin, 12.680; 6. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.714; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.780; 8. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.852; 9. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.158

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer

1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 4L-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer [7]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams [10]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer

1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 8. 23-DJ Foos [5]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 10. 20I-Kesley Ivy [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer

1. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [2]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 97-Broc Martin [5]; 5. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed [6]; 8. 22C-Cole Duncan [8]; 9. 2+-Brian Smith [9]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)

1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 5. 4L-Cap Henry [8]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 8. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [6]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer

1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [2]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 5. 23-DJ Foos [3]; 6. 2+-Brian Smith [7]; 7. 20I-Kesley Ivy [9]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [5]; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams [8]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 11. 35-Tyler Esh [11]

A-Main (40 Laps)

1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 4L-Cap Henry [5]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 6. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [8]; 7. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [14]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 9. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 10. 5R-Byron Reed [20]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [19]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 13. 8M-TJ Michael [22]; 14. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 15. 2+-Brian Smith [24]; 16. 10H-Chad Kemenah [18]; 17. 97-Broc Martin [12]; 18. 23-DJ Foos [23]; 19. 49-Shawn Dancer [17]; 20. 16-Chris Andrews [10]; 21. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [13]; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs [11]; 23. 70-Dave Blaney [15]; 24. 22C-Cole Duncan [21]

Hard Charger – 22-Brandon Spithaler +11

Late Models – Summit Racing Equipment

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

1. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 2. 71-Dave Hornikel[6] ; 3. X3-Dan Wallace[7] ; 4. 98-Tim Sabo[5] ; 5. 30-Nate Potts[4] ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[8] ; 7. 69R-Doug Baird[1] ; 8. 75-Dana Frey[2]

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

1. 77-Steve Kester[1] ; 2. 50Y-Ryan Missler[4] ; 3. 15B-Mike Bores[7] ; 4. 27-Ken Hahn[8] ; 5. 24-Jerry Aber[3] ; 6. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[2] ; 7. 42S-Devin Shiels[5] ; 8. 101-Chester Fitch[6]

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

1. 3-Matt Miller[6] ; 2. 69W-Jeff Warnick[1] ; 3. 28-Kent Brewer[4] ; 4. 43-Mitch Caskey[5] ; 5. 20H-Troy Hahn[2] ; 6. 44-Colin Shipley[3]

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

1. 12-Doug Drown[4] ; 2. 36-Matt Irey[2] ; 3. 5M-Ryan Markham[5] ; 4. 59-Larry Bellman[6] ; 5. 23-Craig Hartong[7] ; 6. 5MH-Paul Harriger[3] ; 7. 26R-Scott Gonion[1]

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

1. 30-Nate Potts[1] ; 2. 24-Jerry Aber[2] ; 3. 42S-Devin Shiels[10] ; 4. 20H-Troy Hahn[3] ; 5. 69R-Doug Baird[9] ; 6. 17X-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 7. 44-Colin Shipley[7] ; 8. 5MH-Paul Harriger[8] ; 9. 26R-Scott Gonion[11] ; 10. 75-Dana Frey[12] ; 11. 23-Craig Hartong[4] ; 12. 101-Chester Fitch[13] ; DNF. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 3-Matt Miller[6] ; 2. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk[10] ; 3. 12-Doug Drown[8] ; 4. 5M-Ryan Markham[1] ; 5. 71-Dave Hornikel[2] ; 6. 50Y-Ryan Missler[7] ; 7. 36-Matt Irey[12] ; 8. 15B-Mike Bores[5] ; 9. 28-Kent Brewer[3] ; 10. 77-Steve Kester[9] ; 11. 69W-Jeff Warnick[11] ; 12. X3-Dan Wallace[4] ; 13. 59-Larry Bellman[16] ; 14. 27-Ken Hahn[14] ; 15. 42S-Devin Shiels[20] ; 16. 43-Mitch Caskey[15] ; 17. 69M-John Mayes Jr.[17] ; 18. 30-Nate Potts[18] ; 19. 24-Jerry Aber[19] ; 20. 98-Tim Sabo[13]

Hard Charger: CJ1-Rusty Schlenk +8

 

 

Right Place, Right Time: Tanner Thorson Becomes First Nevada Driver to Win Johnny Key Classic

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Aptos, CA, )- While it looked as if Cory Eliason would be the driver to take home the $5000 on Saturday night at Ocean Speedway, the old adage “It ain’t over ‘till it’s over’ came into place as Eliason would trip over the curb on lap 44 and Thorson would be waiting in the wings to take over the top spot and race his way to his first ever Johnny Key Classic feature event win and his second career Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster win.

With Eliason and Thorson leading the field to green, the first two attempts at a start would be waived off with Nick Ringo and Justin Sanders each getting upside down in separate incidents.

The third time would prove to be the charm as the two heavy hitters ran side by side for the first lap with Eliason powering by Thorson in three and four to secure the race lead and begin leading the way.

Behind the duo, Kurt Nelson would run in third as Brad Furr and Mitchell Faccinto rounded out the Top-Five. The 50-lapper would go non-stop during the first 25 lap segment as fans were treated to all kinds of action with the leaders in traffic from the sixth lap on.

While Eliason would seemingly get through traffic smooth, Thorson would match his moves and pull alongside him on a couple of occasions, but Eliason would find himself in the top spot when Ed Entz dropped the yellow flag on the 25th circuit for the scheduled halfway ‘Open Red’.

Back underway, the race would come to a quick halt as Dustin Golobic came to a stop in turn two. He would be able to restart and tag the tail of the field and resume his race.

With Eliason continuing to lead the way, a pair of drivers starting deep would come forward and make a bid for positions inside the Top-Five as 17th starting Bud Kaeding, and 13th starting Shane Golobic became players late in the race.

Mitchell Faccinto would make a big move around Kurt Nelson to take over the third position, and a few laps later Nelson’s extremely strong run would come to a close as he would trip over the thick cushion in turns one and two and come in contact with the wall.

Nelson would be the first to do so, but would start a trend that saw much of the top five get themselves into trouble.

While Eliason continued to open up his lead, Thorson would find himself tripping over the cushion and it would allow the Kingsburg, CA pilot to open up to over a six second lead.

As the laps clicked off, traffic would allow Thorson and third running Mitchell Faccinto close back in with less than 10-laps to go in the race.

Leading the 44th lap, Eliason would have issues in turn two himself as the McColloch Motorsports entry would get up over the cushion in turn two and bounce off the wall sending him across the speedway.

Thorson would make contact with Eliason as he slid toward the infield, and somehow was able to keep his machine going and find himself in the lead as Golobic got by Faccinto at this time to take over third with Eliason falling back to fifth.

Up front, Thorson would lead the final five laps despite having a damaged nose wing to claim the 58th Johnny Key Classic.

Golobic would cap off an impressive run to second while Bud Kaeding would make a very nice move around Faccinto to take the final position on the podium. Faccinto would run fourth, Eliason would take the checkered flag in fifth with Kyle Hirst, Ryan Bernal, Brad Furr, Colby Copeland, and Matthew Moles rounding out the Top-10.

Saturday night saw 38 Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster cars check into the Ocean Speedway for round No. 8 of action in 2018 with Brad Furr earning quick time honors.

A four heat-race program was in place on Saturday night with wins going to Kurt Nelson, Tanner Thorson, Justin Sanders and Mitchell Faccinto.

Twin B-Main wins went to DJ Netto and Scott Parker with Nick Ringo and Cole Macedo each transferring out of B Main No. 1 and Dustin Freitas and Cody Lamar transferring from B Main No. 2.

Thorson would win the Flowmaster Dash and earn the pole for the 50-lap feature event.

Saturday night’s High Five Pizza Hard Charger was Bud Kaeding who advanced from his 17th starting position to finish third, while the Beer Optics Hard Luck recipient was third starting Justin Sanders who was involved in a flip during the second attempted start on Saturday night.

2018 Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster Schedule

9/5 Silver Dollar Speedway- Gold Cup Opener

9/15 Calistoga Speedway- Season Finale with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

ON TAP: The Civil War Series presented by Flowmaster will take this weekend off before returning to action for the annual Wednesday night show that will open up the Gold Cup Race of Champions in Chico, CA on September 5th.

2018 WINNERS: Justin Sanders (March 24th Marysville Raceway), Bud Kaeding (April 21st Thunderbowl Raceway), Steven Kent (May 5th Thunderbowl Raceway), Justin Sanders (May 26th Marysville Raceway), Kyle Hirst (May 27th Silver Dollar Speedway), Colby Copeland (June 23rd Calistoga Speedway), Tanner Thorson (July 20th Ocean Speedway), Tanner Thorson (August 25th Ocean Speedway).

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Steve Poirier Beats Matt Billings to the Line on the Asphalt at Autodrome Chaudiere.

VALLEE JONCTION, PQ – Canadians know all about the term hat trick, well Steve Poirier did just that following up his two wins on dirt Friday and Saturday by also winning on the asphalt at Autodrome Chaudiere on Sunday. The win was worth $3,252 making a clean sweep of Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint action in this past weekend in Quebec.

Sunday afternoon marked the fifth time the ESS has taken to the asphalt. For the seven time champion, Poirier swapping dirt tread for asphalt slicks wasn’t really in the plans. But after attempting for the first time last year to put on a show in front of his local following he found the different surface to be fun.

“It’s funny, I got into sprint car racing to go fast on dirt. I never really thought I would put one on asphalt, it never really interested me,” he said as a matter of fact. “When the event moved to Quebec, the track really wanted me to be here so I wanted to do that for them. As soon as I ran some laps I didn’t realize how much fun this was.”

Fun quickly turned into the quest to win and that was the goal Sunday at Chaudiere. Winning his heat and then drawing the pole from the four car redraw the plan was set. “It was a good draw but we don’t have a lot of notes and we saw how fast Matt (Billings) was last year so we didn’t know what was going to happen.” Poirier said.

When the green dropped, Poirier did take off into the lead with Patrick Vigneault and Billings following. The two drivers didn’t let Poirier pull out at all and on lap 14 the race outlook changed dramatically. Vigneault was trying to make a move in lapped traffic when all of a sudden his sprinter looped around bringing out the race’s only yellow.

This put Billings on the outside of Poirier and all eyes were watching. When the green flew, they were side by side going down the front stretch into turn one. Billings was hoping to have the same outcome as one year ago when he drove around the outside of Poirier.

Billings was hoping the move would stick but Poirier pulled out coming off turn two. For Billings he felt that was his chance. “I drove her in deep!” he exclaimed, “I knew that was pretty much going to be my chance unless something happened to Steve. He was fast, we were fast but it’s tougher to pass on asphalt when you’re the same speeds.”

The closing laps saw the front two in lapped traffic but Poirier made his moves with precision to claim the popular win over Billings and Jordan Poirier who had to rebuild his car after a flip the night before at RPM. Rounding out the top five were Shawn Donath, who actually used dirt tires, and Alex Vigneault.

The next five was made up of Patrick Vigneault coming back from his spin, Chad Miller, Yan Bilodeau, Dan Douville and Dale Gosselin.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Autodrome Chaudiere – Steve Poirier ($3,252), Matt Billings ($2,252), Jordan Poirier ($1,652), Shawn Donath ($1,456), Alex Vigneault ($1,229), Patrick Vigneault ($1,126), Chad Miller ($937), Yan Bilodeau ($887), Dan Douville ($862), Dale Gosselin ($837), Brett Wright ($812), Guillaume Neiderer ($787), Ray Sitterly ($762), Scott Holcomb ($737), Dave Axton ($737).

Fondations 55 Heat Events – Heat 1 – Steve Poirier ($100), Shawn Donath ($50).

Heat 2 – Matt Billings ($100), Patrick Vigneault ($50).

Lap Money – Steve Poirier ($115), Matt Billings ($115), Jordan Poirier ($115), Alex Vigneault ($92), Patrick Vigneault ($69), Shawn Donath ($69).

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Steve Poirier Doubles Up with Lucas Oil ESS Win at RPM.

Crowned Canada and Quebec Series Champion.

ST. MARCEL, PQ – Steve Poirier makes it two in a row on dirt in Quebec with his victory at Le RPM Speedway. The driver claimed his 71st career win with the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) and also took home the 1000 Islands RV Centre Canada Tour and Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Series point titles.

For Poirier, the 35th Anniversary Tour was to be a pick and choose season, but riding the wave of early success he has found himself right on the heals of Jason Barney in quest of his eighth championship.

“How can you say it? The stars are just running with me this weekend. We didn’t have the best car but the draws have gone our way and also what happened on the track,” Poirier said with some disbelief in his voice. “Tonight starting on the pole here is a big advantage as the track is fast but very tight.”

Poirier indeed redrew the front row start which was key as two tries to get the 25 Lap Mach 1 Chassis A-Main fell victim to red flags. With the upfront start, Poirier was able to avoid trouble.

“Racing here is just so quick and he need to be in the right place sometimes,” he went on, “Once we got going the track was racy where you can move around. That is a plus as lap traffic comes up fast and you need to pick you lines.”

While Poirier was out front, Billy VanInwegen and Shawn Donath kept the #28FM in their sites. Once the race got it’s third green flag try and went non-top right to the checkered flag.

“It’s tough, you want to be patient passing lap cars as they are racing too and you don’t want to get caught up with them,” Steve noted on how the race panned out, “But, you also can’t wait to long as someone will pass you so that’s what I had to do tonight.”

Even with VanInwegen and Donath swapping the runner up slot several times they also could try to make a move on Poirier if the situation fell right. “I made some moves there late and I guess it helped me to get the win.” Poirier said afterwards.

For VanInwegen, who is tackling the full ESS tour for the first time, this was his best career ESS finish and he was all smiles standing on the podium. “We finally got a good redraw and we just had to take advantage of it and we did the best we could,” said the Sparrowbush, NY driver, “To finish second to Steve here in Quebec is pretty cool.”

Donath’s third place finish was some consolation from the night before where he was leading Poirier just past halfway when his motor let loose. “This was definitely better than last night,” Donath said with a smile, “It was a bad ending but we know we have something to work with and then to come back tonight, not give up and get a top three I just want to thank the guys for their hard work.”

The win for Poirier was worth $2,110 with VanInwegen and Donath close behind. Rounding out the top ten were Jason Barney, Chad Miller, Dave Axton, Dan Douville, Matt Tanner, Matt Billings and Mike Mahaney.

Another nice field of 24 sprints were in the pits on night #2 in Quebec.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main at RPM Speedway – Steve Poirier ($2,110), Billy VanInwegen ($1235), Shawn Donath ($1035), Jason Barney ($855), Chad Miller ($780), Dave Axton ($695), Dan Douville ($645), Matt Tanner ($685), Matt Billings ($625), Mike Mahaney ($585), Jeff Cook ($605), Brett Wright ($525), Dale Gosselin ($515), Paul Kinney ($635), Alex Vigneault ($505), Kelly Hebing ($500), Yan Bilodeau ($500), Scott Holcomb ($500), Alain Bergeron ($525), Coleman Gulick ($725), Jordan Poirier ($500), Guillaume Neiderer ($500), Matt Hoyt ($500), Ray Sitterly ($500)

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Tanner, Kinney, Cook $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Tanner, Bergeron, Gulick $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – S, Poirier $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – S, Poirier $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Kinney (9 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Kinney $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Cook $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Miller $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Cook $35

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – S, Poirier, VanInwegen, Donath $10

Hoosier Tire – Gulick $200

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Pruchnik Powers To First CRSA Win

August 27th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations - Toby LaGrange

Middletown, NY – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series made their third stop of the season at the legendary House of Power, the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown Saturday night. When all was said and done, and the final checkered flag in the air a fresh, new face stood tall in victory lane.

“The Mayor of Wing Nation,” Jesse Pruchnik made his shortest tow of the season the best one as the 14-year-old driver picked up his first career CRSA win. The soon to be tenth grader drew the pole and led the entire distance to pick up the very popular win. This was not only the Connecticut racers first CRSA A-Main win, it was also his first big car win.

Fellow Nutmeg State driver Peter Dance ran second for most of the race before giving way to defending series champion and current overall points leader Jeff Trombley. Trombley would close on Pruchnik with a few laps remaining but it wasn’t enough as Pruchnik claimed the win over Trombley, Dance, New Jersey’s Scott Flammer and Middletown’s Tyler Jashembowski.

Heat races were won by Pruchnik and Flammer. With his runner up finish, Trombley maintains the overall points lead with four events remaining.

The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series returns to action with the final two-day weekend on the schedule. The series heads to the Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Friday September 14th and then the Fonda Speedway on Saturday September 15th.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprintcars.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy’s Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny’s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger’s Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

 

 

UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series

Chase Viebrock gets the win at his home track in UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Sprint Car Series feature action on Saturday August 25th at Cedar Lake Speedway. This was Viebrock’s second win of the 2018 season which will tighten up the season championship battle between Viebrock, Bowers and Ogston.

There would be only one Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solution heat race with Chris Martin of Ankeny, IA piloting the #44 from the pole and taking the checkers of the 10 lap race. Chase came from a 5th starting position to take a close second followed by Ogston, Pellersels, and Tostenson rounding out the top 5.

Ogston started the 20 lap feature and lead the first four laps until after a quick caution for debris he was overtaken by Viebrock who would stay out front for the remaining 16 laps. Chis Martin who had won the earlier heat race finished 2nd followed by Bower, Ogston and Pellersels were the top 5 finishers.

The UMSS winged cars will be joining the IRA 410 Sprints and UMSS Traditional Sprints for the 2018 annual Jerry Richert Memorial on 9/8 at Cedar Lake Speedway.

POWRi Lucas Oil A Feature (20 laps): 1. 50 – Chase Viebrock, 2. 44 – Chris Martin 3. 5 – Ryan Bowers 4. 03 – Jamey Ogston 5. 22 – Jeff Pellersels 6. 15C – Carter Chevalier 7. 36 – Jason Tostenson (DNF) PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 1 (10 laps): 1. 44- Chris Martin 2. 50 – Chase Viebrock 3. 03 – Jamey Ogston 4. 22 – Jeff Pellersels 5. 36 – Jason Tostenson 6. 15C – Carter Chevalier 7. 5 – Ryan Bowers (DNF)

 

 

POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional

Cam Bam Schafer topped an outstanding 28 car field in the feature race that ran green to checkers. There were 30 Traditional Sprints on hand to begin the night. Four Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions heat races, a dash for cash, and the 25 lap POWRi Lucas Oil feature race were on the agenda for this Traditional Challenge at Cedar Lake Speedway Saturday August 25.

The POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional feature race began with a touching missing man tribute to a long time crew member and UMSS traditional sprint supporter Steve Steinkraus (Steiny) who had recently lost his battle with cancer. At the drop of the green Cam took his #14 sprinter to the top side and moved forward along the rim of the cushion making it to the front in a hurry. He would stay out front throughout the 25 lap caution free feature. There was plenty of racing throughout the field but it was exciting to watch the 12 car of Johnny Parsons III come through the field advancing 9 positions into 13th by the time the checkers flew. This would earn him GRP’s (Steiny) hard charger award. It was an incredible feature running caution free with all 28 cars finishing and 24 of those cars on the lead lap.

The UMSS Traditional Sprints will be at Cedar Lake on Saturday September 8, for the 18th Annual Jerry Richert Memorial.

POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional Feature results: 1. 14 – Cam Shafer 2. 93 – Brad Peterson 3. 12X Blake Anderson 4. 71S – Doug Schenck 5. 7H – Harry Hanson 6. 99 – Bryan Roach 7. 87 – Mike Mueller 8. 7 – Scott Brandt 9. 15E – Caley Emerson 10. 101 – Paul Schultz 11. 69S – Jon Lewerer 12. 2K – Jimmy Kouba 13. 12 – Johnny Parsons III 14. 33C – Cody Emmans 15. 34 – Denny Stordahl 16. 78 Rob Caho Jr 17. 19-Gary Mueller 18. N1 – Ty Sampair 19. 38S Al Stettner 20. 55 – Joseph Kouba 21. 7S – Craig Campton 22. K1 – Kevin Lear 23. 95 – Kevin Bradwell 24. 19B – Jack Berger 25. 89 – George Gaertner Jr 26. 2J – John Lowe 27. 00 – Ryan Buck 28. 36 – Tyler Wass

Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 1: 1. 12X – Blake Anderson 2. 15E – Caley Emerson 3. 2K – Jimmy Kouba 4. 101 – Paul Schultz 5. 34 – Denny Stordahl 6. 78 – Rob Caho Jr 7. 55 – Joseph Kouba

Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 2: 1. 14 – Cam Schafer 2. 99 – Bryan Roach 3. 95 – Kevin Bradwell 4. 89 – George Gaertner 5. 19B – Jack Berger 6. 00 – Ryan Buck 7. 36 – Tyler Wass

Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 3: 1. 93 – Brad Anderson 2. 7B – Scott Brandt 3. 19 – Gary Mueller 4. 71S – Doug Schenck 5. N1 – Ty Sampair 6. 12 – Johnny Parsons III 7. 2J – John Lowe

Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 4: 1. 7 – Harry Hanson 2. 87 – Mike Mueller 3. 69S – Jon Lewerer 4. 33C – Cody Emmans 5. 38S – Al Stettner 6. 7S – Craig Campton 7. K1 – Kevin Lear

 

 

Chuck Hebing Grabs Career Win No. 50 With The Patriot Sprint Tour At Woodhull Raceway

(Woodhull, NY) Chuck Hebing got back on track Saturday night at Woodhull Raceway after scoring a DNF Friday night at Outlaw. Hebing would take the lead away from polesitter Dylan Westbrook on the second lap and never look back scoring his fifth Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main of 2018.

“Woodhull has been real good to me over the years” commented Hebing. “We got it rolling tonight, it got a little hard to get by the lap cars with the dust but it was a good night over all with a lot of the Wilkins Family here and boy what a crowd tonight!”

A pair of 47’s in Dylan Westbrook and Kyle Drum started the 24 car field and it was Westbrook taking the lead on the opening lap. Hebing started in third and was immediately pressuring the Westbrook ride as Sammy Reakes started seventh and took his 17 car to the front getting up to third on lap three prior to the yellow flag coming out.

On the next restart, local favorite Steve Collins got his 67 car rolling on the outside and he started making a charge to the front battling with Jonathan Preston, Kyle Drum and Jordan Thomas for top five supremacy.

Hebing would continue to extend his lead getting through lap traffic with ease around the very tight third of a mile.

On lap 15, fourth place driver Kyle Drum would fall off the pace down the back stretch pulling out the third caution of the event.

On the restart, Westbrook would hit the bottom hard but just did not have the speed on the straightaway’s like Hebing did and the 45 would remain out front.

Collins would have another great restart getting by Preston for fourth and eventually Reakes for the third spot. One driver who also gained speed in the later half of the race was Jared Zimbardi who fell back as far as 13th but started to move forward with ten laps remaining. Zimbardi copied the same line as Collins getting by drivers like Jordan Thomas, Jonathan Preston and eventually, Sammy Reakes.

Hebing would run away with the win, with Westbrook earning a Woodhull career best runner up spot, followed by Steve Collins, Jared Zimbardi and Sammy Reakes the top five.

“I didn’t know where exactly those guys (Westbrook & Collins) were but I knew I was getting by lap cars really good, the car was real maneuverable in lap traffic.” Hebing continued. “I also heard tonight was legends night so another gray haired guy wins!”

Dylan Westbrook took a career best second in his fifth start at Woodhull and was quite happy what notes they can take back when they come back next season.

“We now know what we have to do to be good here” Westbrook commented. “I hope next time we can put it in victory lane. I gotta thank Glenn (Styres) for supplying the car, my crew and family, just everyone who helps out.”

Life has been good outside of racing for Steve Collins as him and his wife Shannon welcomed a baby boy in late spring which put him on limited racing schedule for 2018. That did not stop the Belfast, NY driver getting on the podium for the fourth consecutive time at Woodhull.

“We have a real good set up for this place, the car works really good here” said Collins. “I wish I could have drew a little bit better but I don’t think I had it for them at the end.”

Collins was extremely strong on the restarts which allowed him to advance in position lap by lap.

“The restarts worked out for me okay, you barrel it in there and you hope they don’t slide up into you and cause a big may lay, but I had to do something on that lap 15 restart. The car seemed comfortable when I did that and it worked out in my favor.”

Chuck Hebing also achieved another milestone of his already illustrious career by notching career win No.50 with the Patriot Sprint Tour making him the only driver in tour history to do so. Hebing also re-extended his point lead over Jordan Thomas with only four point races remaining.

Heat races went to Dylan Westbrook, Kyle Drum, and Chuck Hebing. Jared Zimbardi won the Bonnell’s Collison Center Dash for Cash. Parker Evans earned the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the Night award’ and Tyler Graves was the Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher.

The series continues its aggressive stretch of races this coming Wednesday as they return to Land of Legends Raceway for a rare midweek event.

The series will take a day off and then prepare for a three day weekend in Central Pennsylvania. On Friday, they are at the famed, Williams Grove Speedway as they will partner with the United Racing Club. Saturday they will make their inaugural appearance at BAPS Motor Speedway, formerly known as Susquehanna Speedway and conclude the weekend at the fast Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday.

For more information, please log onto www.patriotsprinttour.com for up to date schedule info, point standings and other miscellaneous news. You can also LIKE Patriot Sprint Tour on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

Quick Results

A Main: 1) 45-CHUCK HEBING (5) 2) 47x-Dylan Westbrook 3) 67c-Steve Collins 4) 82-Jared Zimbardi 5) 17-Sammy Reakes 6) 79-Jordan Thomas 7) 22-Jonathan Preston 8) 54j-David Just 9) 11j-Chris Jones 10) 30-Scott Goodrich 11) 98-Joe Trenca 12) 61-Parker Evans 13) 67r-Pete Richardson 14) 13-Keith Granholm 15) 99k-Dan Kuhn 16) 54jr-Scott Just 17) 36-Steve Doell 18) 121-Steve Glover 19) 17z-Josh Azzi 20) 25G-Tyler Graves 21) 47-Kyle Drum 22) 38-Brad Knab 23) 88-Joe August 24) 19J-Mike Jackson

Heat 1: 1) 47x-Dylan Westbrook 2) 88-Joe August Jr 3) 17-Sammy Reakes IV 4) 11J-Chris Jones 5) 98-Joe Trenca 6) 38-Brad Knab 7) 67-Pete Richardson 8) 25G-Tyler Graves

Heat 2: 1) 47-Kyle Drum 2) 67-Steve Collins 3) 22-Jonathan Preston 4) 30-Scott Goodrich 5) 17-Josh Azzi 6) 36-Steve Doell 7) 121-Steve Glover 8) 99k-Dan Kuhn

Heat 3: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing 2) 54J-David Just 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 82-Jared Zimbardi 5) 54jr-Scott Just 6) 61-Parker Evans 7) 13-Keith Granholm 8) 19J-Mike Jackson

Bonnell’s Collision Center Dash: 1) 82-Jared Zimbardi 2) 88-Joe August Jr 3) 54Jr-Scott Just 4) 98-Joe Trenca 5) 54J- David Just 6) 11J-Chris Jones

Patriot Sprint Tour Championship Point Standings: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing (1339) 2) 79-Jordan Thomas (1286) 3) 47-Kyle Drum (1132) 4) 30-Scott Goodrich (1100) 5) 121-Steve Glover (1050) 6) 67r-Pete Richardson (1032) 7) Paulie Colagiovanni (854) 8) 82-Jared Zimbardi (775) 9) 17z-Josh Azzi (770) 10) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles (604)

 

Davis, McGrath, Weber, Sheppard, Collins score
PDTR A-main triumphs

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS, Plymouth, Wis.) August 25, 2018 – A pair of veteran racers visited victory lane for the first time in Plymouth Dirt Track Racing A-main competition and another earned his first career PDTR points title, during an action-packed night of competition at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee racked up his third Richard’s of Dunbar Sprint Car A-main victory of the 2018 season. Mitch McGrath of Waukesha earned his first Gasroots Project Late Model A-main victory of the year. Plymouth’s Steven Weber notched his first career Klips & Tips Grand National A-main win. Cellcom B Mod points leader Tim Sheppard of Beaver Dam padded his advantage by posting his first career PDTR B Mod A-main victory. Dave Collins of Lake Mills collected his second Kristine Hartmann Pleasant View Realty Micro Sprint A-main victory of the 2018 campaign.

After coming into the night third in the PDTR Late Model point standings, eight points out of the lead, Cleveland’s Justin Schmidt secured his first PDTR Late Model points championship on the strength of a heat race victory and a fourth-place showing in the A main. Schmidt, who posted four PDTR Late Model A-main victories this season, edged out his father, Jim, by just two points, in the final 2018 standings.

Two of the most experienced drivers in the pit area lined up on the front row of the 25-lap Sprint Car A main as Jim Melis of Glenbeulah held the pole position with 2010 PDTR Sprint Car champion Kurt Davis lined up on the outside.

Melis got the jump on the drop of the green flag and held down the top spot along the low groove in the early going while Davis worked the high groove of the wide and smooth racing surface.

After hounding Melis along the cushion for several laps, Davis shot into the lead with a bold high move in turn one on lap 5. As 2017 PDTR Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh who started eighth, and Plymouth’s Josh Walter, who started fifth, dueled hard for fifth, the leaders began to encounter slower traffic on lap 10.

With lapped cars in the mix, Melis was able to close the gap on Davis using the high groove, while two-time PDTR Sprint Car champ Danny Schlafer of Sussex, who started third, moved in to make it a three-car battle up front.

Just as it appeared the action was going to get heated in lapped traffic, a red flag appeared on lap 11 when Doug Wondra and Robbie Pribnow collided on the frontstretch, sending Wondra flipping. Both drivers emerged uninjured.

On the restart, Schlafer made an aggressive move to power past Melis in second in turn two, while McMullen slipped past Walter to assume fourth on lap 12.

The final 14 laps clicked off quickly as the majority of the field held tight to the preferred high groove. Schlafer was able to close the gap slightly on Davis in the closing laps, but he was never able to mount a serious threat for the lead.

Davis went on to post his 20th career PDTR Sprint Car A-main victory and the 57th overall Midwest Sprint Car Association main event triumph of his long career. Schlafer finished second, Melis was third, McMullen placed fourth and Walter rounded out the top five.

Dan Schlieper of Milwaukee led the field to the green flag in the 25-lap Late Model A main from the pole position. The former Eldora Speedway World 100 winner and Lucas Oil Late Model Series regular held the top spot in the early stages of the race as 2014 PDTR Late Model champion Mitch McGrath made his way to the front from the sixth starting spot utilizing the outside line to secure second on lap 2.

By lap 10, McGrath had closed in to challenge Schlieper for the top spot along the cushion, as title contenders Justin Schmidt, who started eighth, and 2016 PDTR Late Model champ Tim Buhler of Greenbush, who started fifth, dueled for fifth.

On lap 13, Schmidt made what proved to be a championship-sealing move as he split Buhler and fourth-starting Chad Vetting of Valders to pass both drivers in turn three and vault into fourth.

After running the high groove throughout the first half of the race, McGrath dropped down low to challenge Schlieper on lap 18. Over the next six laps, McGrath tried several different lines in an attempt to seize the lead before diving under Schlieper in turn two on the final lap and surging ahead over the final circuit to notch his 10th career PDTR Late Model A-main victory in the caution-free race.

Schlieper had to settle for second, third-starter Tom Naeyaert of Shawano, finished third in his first appearance of the year at Plymouth, Justin Schmidt finished fourth to secure his first PDTR Late Model championship and Buhler placed fifth.

Justin Schmidt collected 979 points to capture the Late Model title by two points over his father Jim, who finished second with 977 points. Four-time PDTR Late Model champ Brad Mueller of Random Lake finished third with 971 points and Buhler was fourth with 969 points.

Outside front row starter Chad Espen of West Bend led the opening circuit of the 25-lap Grand National A main before polesitter Steven Weber seized the top spot on lap two.

After the first of two caution flags appeared on lap 6 for an infield tire pushed onto the track in turn one, sixth starter Kurt Davis charged in to pull off a three-wide pass for third on lap 8. On lap 11, Davis used the high groove to maneuver around Espen for second before the second caution flag flew on lap 12 for a two-car incident involving Jacob Muehlbauer and Derek Kaat in turn four.

Following the restart, Davis utilized the high groove to briefly surge into the lead in turn two on lap 16. However, Weber held strong along with the low line as the two veteran drivers dueled side by side over the next two laps with Weber regaining the top spot in turn one on lap 18.

Davis regrouped to mount one final challenge on the final lap pulling nearly even with Weber along the outside groove in turn two. However, again Weber fended off Davis’ advances and maintained the top spot en route to his first career PDTR Grand National A-main triumph.

Davis was second, Espen finished third, fourth starter J.J. Pagel of Campbellsport placed fourth and Dick Hed of Plymouth, who started third, wound up fifth.

Polesitter Justin Bauer of Sheboygan Falls assume the lead of the 25-lap B Mod A main at the drop of the green flag with second starter Travis Schmidt of Plymouth and third starter Jeff Steenbergen of Watertown falling into second and third respectively.

On lap 5, points leader Tim Sheppard, who started sixth, began to make his presence felt as he powered around Steenbergen along the high groove in turn two. One lap later, Sheppard moved past Schmidt into second and on lap 7, Sheppard shot around Bauer into the lead in turn one before a spin involving Phil Campanella brought out the first of four caution flags on lap 7.

On the restart, a six-car melee involving Derek Fehling, Nat Jakubowski, Mark Fieber (guest driving for Cody Eickberg), J.J. Walvoord, Steve Lorier and Phil Campanella triggered a lengthy caution period. Only Lorier and Campanella were able to continue.

When the race resumed, Schmidt dove under Sheppard to grab the lead in turn three on lap 8. On lap 9, the third caution appeared when Campanella spun in turn four.

Shortly after the ensuing restart, contact resulted in Schmidt spinning sideways in turn with Sheppard moving into the top spot on lap 11. Schmidt was able to recover to maintain third before the fourth caution flew on lap 21 for an incident involving Justin Bauer and Shane Long in turn four.

During the caution, Steenbergen was penalized two spots for aggressive driving, which placed him behind Schmidt and 13th starter Marcus Hoeppner of Rubicon on the final restart.

Sheppard pulled away over the final four laps to score his first career PDTR B Mod A-main victory. Schmidt was second, Steenbergen finished third, Lorier placed fourth and Tim Lange of Dousman, who started 10th, finished fifth.

In the 15-lap Micro Sprint A main, outside front row starter Dave Collins led flag to flag in the non-stop race to post his third career PDTR Micro Sprint A main victory.

Defending PDTR Micro Sprint champion and current points leader Preston Ruh of Elkhart Lake was second, Emily Portschy of Plymouth took third, Jack Vanderboom of Dousman finished fourth and Miles Quandt of Watertown placed fifth.
Tony Wondra of Cambpellsport won the Sprint Car B Main, while J.J. Walvoord of Howards Grove posted the victory in the B Mod B Main.
The PDTR program, which was sponsored by Roger and Dan’s Auto Service, showcased a total of 83 cars, including 26 Sprint Cars, 23 B Mods, 15 Grand Nationals, 13 Late Models and six Micro Sprints.

The next PDTR program featuring the Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series and PDTR 360 Sprint Cars will take place on Saturday, Sept. 1, during the Sheboygan County Fair.

NASCAR Legend Tony Stewart will also compete in the IRA portion of the program. On track action is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth is located at 229 Fairview Drive in Plymouth. For more information, visit www.plymouthdtr.com or check out Plymouth Dirt Track Racing on Facebook.

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RICHARD'S OF DUNBAR SPRINT
Date of Race: August 25, 2018
HEAT 1
1, LANCE FASSBENDER. 2, JIM MELIS. 3, DANNY SCHLAFER. 4, TYLER
BRABANT. 5, ANTHONY KNIERIM. 6, BILL TAYLOR. 7, TYLER DAVIS. 8,
TIM HADDY. 9, TRAVIS ARENZ.
HEAT 2
1, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 2, BRANDON MCMULLEN. 3, KEVIN KARNTZ. 4,
JOSH WALTER. 5, TONY WONDRA. 6, DOUG WONDRA. 7, EMILY
PORTSCHY. 8, CHRIS LARSON. 9, BRANDON BERTH.
HEAT 3
1, PAUL POKORSKI. 2, AL SCHLAFER. 3, KURT DAVIS. 4, ADAM MILLER.
5, CHRIS CLAYTON. 6, JUSTIN MILLER. 7, NICH MELIS. 8, SCOTT
CONGER.
B FEATURE
1, TONY WONDRA. 2, CHRIS CLAYTON. 3, NICH MELIS. 4, SCOTT
CONGER. 5, TRAVIS ARENZ. 6, TIM HADDY. 7, BRANDON BERTH. 8,
CHRIS LARSON. 9, EMILY PORTSCHY. 10, TYLER DAVIS.
A FEATURE
1, KURT DAVIS. 2, DANNY SCHLAFER. 3, JIM MELIS. 4, BRANDON
MCMULLEN. 5, JOSH WALTER. 6, AL SCHLAFER. 7, KEVIN KARNTZ. 8,
JUSTIN MILLER. 9, PAUL POKORSKI. 10, ADAM MILLER. 11, BILL
TAYLOR. 12, LANCE FASSBENDER. 13, NICH MELIS. 14, ANTHONY
KNIERIM. 15, SCOTT CONGER. 16, TRAVIS ARENZ. 17, TYLER
BRABANT. 18, ROBBIE PRIBNOW. 19, TONY WONDRA. 20, DOUG
WONDRA. 21, TIM HADDY. 22, CHRIS CLAYTON.
GASROOT PROJECT LATE MODEL
Date of Race: August 25, 2018
HEAT 1
1, MITCH MCGRATH. 2, TIM BUHLER. 3, TOM NAEYAERT. 4, CHAD
VETTING. 5, JOE BONGIORNO. 6, BRAD MUELLER. 7, JIM LETIZIA.
HEAT 2
1, JUSTIN SCHMIDT. 2, JIM SCHMIDT. 3, DAN SCHLIEPER. 4, ERIC
MICHAELS. 5, KEVIN BALDRY. 6, TURK LETIZIA.
A FEATURE
1, MITCH MCGRATH. 2, DAN SCHLIEPER. 3, TOM NAEYAERT. 4, JUSTIN
SCHMIDT. 5, TIM BUHLER. 6, JIM SCHMIDT. 7, BRAD MUELLER. 8, CHAD
VETTING. 9, JOE BONGIORNO. 10, KEVIN BALDRY. 11, JIM LETIZIA. 12,
ERIC MICHAELS. 13, TURK LETIZIA. (DNS).

 

 

Andy Forsberg, Maria Cofer, Fred Ryland and Cody Dingess earn wins on Campora Night at Placerville Speedway

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – August 25, 2018…Auburn, California’s Andy Forsberg started from the pole in the main event and held off a late-race bid from Justyn Cox to snag his fourth Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car win of the season on Saturday night.

Also sharing Placerville Speedway victory lane during “Campora Propane Night” were Maria Cofer with the BCRA Midgets, Fred Ryland with the Sport Mods and Cody Dingess with the Mini Trucks.

Forsberg shot to the lead at the waving of the green flag in the 25-lap Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car feature and held a steady advantage early on, as cautions plagued much of the contest. Lincoln’s Tanner Carrick was fresh off his first career Sprint Car victory the night before and started applying the heat to Forsberg after several laps. The biggest moment of the race occurred on lap 13 when the lapped car of Bubba Decaires got sideways and eventually tipped over right in front of the leaders.

Forsberg got a slight piece of the action and suffered some top wing damage but was able to continue. The same couldn’t be said for Carrick however, who contacted Decaires’ machine and came to a stop. Carrick restarted from the rear and eventually went on to finish 11th. The remainder of the race saw last weeks Mark Forni Classic winner Justyn Cox come hard after Forsberg trying to find a way by. His best shot looked to be in lapped traffic, but a red flag with three circuits remaining took that chance away.

When the green waved for the final time Cox kept pace and got a great run on the final lap to make up ground but couldn’t get by and the Friends & Family Racing X1 crossed under the Kenneth Newberry checkered flag for victory. The big night allowed Forsberg to wrap up his sixth career Winged 360 Sprint Car title at the Placerville Speedway, tying Brian Crockett for the most all-time. It also marked his 20th overall championship in Northern California.

Cox finished in the runner up spot, with Roseville’s Sean Becker, Visalia’s Steven Tiner and Hollister’s Tony Gualda rounding out the top-five. Kalib Henry, Jodie Robinson, Shane Hopkins, Matt Petersen and Mike Benson rounded out the top-10.

The ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award to start the evening was set by Tony Gualda at 10.781. A total of 23 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars signed in during the night. Heat races were picked off by Andy Forsberg, Justyn Cox and Tanner Carrick. The B-main went to Shane Hopkins.

The traveling BCRA Midget main event was all about Maria Cofer, who dominated the evening’s action en route to a clean sweep. Cofer jumped to the lead in the feature and did feel pressure from Robert Dalby the first couple laps, but after that she was able to check out and hold the field at bay.

The only other challenge she had was from David Prickett, as he looked to steal the lead away at one point. Just two cautions waved in the 20-lapper and Cofer eventually picked up the win over Prickett, Dalby, Randi Pankratz and Marvin Mitchell. Nine BCRA Midgets signed into the pit area with the lone heat race going to Cofer. She also set the standard in qualifying with a lap of 12.043 around the quarter-mile.

The Sport Mods were on hand for the final time this season and put on a good show in their 20-lap contest. Tom Tilford and Aaron Crowell battled side-by-side for the lead over the first couple laps, before Crowell assumed the point. Fred Ryland began making moves in no time from his ninth starting position. Ryland battled to second following a lap 10 restart and then set his sights on the leader. He reeled in Crowell and on lap 14 made a beautiful power move around the outside of the second corner to grab the top-spot.

Ryland went on to claim the win over Crowell, Andrew Peckham, KC Keller and Tilford. A total of 11 Sport Mods were on hand for their last appearance of the season. Heats went to Andrew Peckham and Guy Ahlwardt.

Arguably the race of the night went to the Mini Truck division, which had the crowd in a frenzy all main event long running in reverse direction on the speedway. Tom Stanwood claimed the initial lead but had a hungry pack of trucks behind him going three-wide. John LittleJohn made a bid for the lead on lap four but couldn’t make it happen, as you could throw a blanket over the seven cars in action. A crash up front took out the leaders on lap-eight and it moved LittleJohn into the lead. Corey Eaton then made his presence known and charged past LittleJohn to take over p1 on lap 10.

Newcomer Mike Moore was also exciting the crowd running the high-scary line of the Placerville Speedway to perfection. Moore made several bids for the lead but on lap 18 bicycled in turn three, got upside down and then miraculously rolled back over onto all fours. The biggest roar of the night from the fans came when Moore fired back off and rejoined the field with no repairs needed. On the restart Cody Dingess kept the thrilling action going as he made a final lap pass of Eaton to take home the win. Aaron Rupley, Miller and Stanwood completed the top-five. Seven Mini Trucks were in action with the heat race going to John LittleJohn.

Full results from last night can be viewed at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1580916

The Placerville Speedway will now take the next two weekends off before resuming action in a big way. On Wednesday September 12 the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series make their much-anticipated return for the “49er Gold Rush Classic” presented by Riebes NAPA Auto Parts. Tickets are available at http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=52711&agency=WRG_SNG&eventId=29581

Don’t forget the night before on September 11 there will be a hauler parade through Placerville at 5:30pm, ending at the fairgrounds, where a kick-off party and celebration in honor of Brad Sweet recently winning the 58th Knoxville Nationals will take place. Live music will be performed by Tim Duggar with Tri-tip sandwiches and drinks for sale. Concert tickets are $5 and kids 12 and under are free.

Just a few nights later on Saturday September 15 the final Red Hawk Casino championship point race of the season will take place. All ladies receive admission for just $10 during the event. Divisions on hand for “Ladies Night” will include the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, Pure Stocks, Mini Trucks and Dwarf Cars.

One-week after that the second annual “Nor-Cal Posse Shootout” will invade the speedway for two big nights of racing on Friday and Saturday September 21 and 22. The event is sanctioned by the Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards, with the BCRA Midget Lites also in action. Plenty of camping will be available on the fairgrounds and a post-race party will be held after Friday’s action, featuring live music and tacos/drinks for sale.

More info on all these events can be found at our website www.placervillespeedway.com

Photos courtesy of Cleveland Digital Imaging

 

 

RYAN'S WIN SECURES WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP; JAMES' WIN TAKES MINI STOCK CROWN; SHROYER & WATSON TAKE CHECKERS
​Orrville, Ohio
Saturday, August 25, 2018
By Mike Swanger
​ The regular season wrapped up Saturday night at NAPA Jani Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway on Snap On Tools Little Badger Tool Sales night and it was a night of wild action with three track championships on the line as this season the points were determined by the drivers 10 best night of points.
California's Buddy Kofoid would grab the lead of the Pine Tree Towing & Recovery Sprint feature with Jordan Ryan and Danny Mumaw right behind the 16 year old Kofoid. Mumaw, the points leader and needing a fifth place finish to win the crown, took over second from Ryan, who was second in the points standing as the night started. Following a stoppage of action on lap 7 for Steve Butler, the return of the green would see Kofoid and Mumaw, who were the heat winners, pull a couple of sliders on each other on the next circuit and as they went into turn one on lap 9, they both went for the same real estate of the track and both went flipping into the turn one guardrail, bringing out the red flag, ending both drivers race and Mumaw's chances of winning the track championship. This would put Castalia's Ryan into the lead with Texas' T J Michael on his tail and as the race went back to green, those two would put on an amazing display of driving as they would exchange the lead nearly twice on every lap as Ryan would take the point coming out of turn two and Michael would regain the top spot coming out of turn four. Michael would be the leader of lap 11 through 15 as Ryan would be recorded as the leader for the next two circuits followed by Michael's retaking the lead for laps 18 and 19 when Ryan would take over for good. As those two were dueling for the lead, only a couple of car lengths behind was another two car battle between Chase Baker and Clay Riney as they were flip flopping for third and waiting for the leaders to make a mistake. Ryan and his Harbach Electronics, Burns Electric and B & B Drain Service #9 would pull away to win his second feature of the year and secure his first track championship at WCS. Michael would hang on to second as Riney edged past Baker for third with Trey Jacobs filling out the top five.
Brandon Craver would pop into the lead from his third starting position and set the pace for the opening 6 laps of the CorBon Super Stock main with Coshocton's Matt Shroyer in his tire tracks. Shroyer would take his Appearance Supply Kompany #15s into the lead on lap 7 and never look back to claim his first win of the season. Bob Daugherty and Paul Holmes would be chasing the points title as they were running second and third in the feature but Holmes would pull off with motor issues with five laps to go as Daugherty would clinch his second straight championship with the second place finish. As the white flag flew, T A Perrine was third but mechanical issues with his car allowed Gary Hensel Jr. to edge past Craver for third as Tyler Nicely pocketed fifth. Dustin Daugherty and Holmes posted the heat wins.
The Modifieds made their third visit to 'Orrville's Historic Oval' and extreme North Eastern Ohio's Joel Watson would be the third different winner as he took the N.W.R., and H & K Construction #92 past Jimmy Smith on lap 2 and cruise to his first trip into the Summit Racing victory lane. Smith held off Nathan Loney and Chris Basich in the middle part of the 20 lap feature but Basich would pull off on lap 14 and Loney would drop out two circuits later as Brad Goff would mount a charge on Smith for second during the last three laps and would settle for third followed by Brandon Welker and Robbie Ledger. Heat winners were Watson and Smith. It was also announced that the Modifieds would be part of the Ohio Dirt Blow out on September 21st and 22nd.
It was the first Sam Huffman Memorial for the WQKT 104.5 Mini Stocks with $500 going to the winner. The race went red before the field could get down the back stretch as Gary Hensel Jr. went up and over the turn two embankment to bring out the first stop. Hensel Jr. would continue in the race. Jordan James took the pole position and lead the tightly bunch field for the first three laps as the red waved again for Cory Staley's roll over in turn four. With the green flag back out, Wes Staley would pursue James and tried every way he could to get around James' Ugly Duck, Brad's Auto Body and Thompson's Memorials #83 but could never wrestle the lead away as James would win by less than a car length. Brad and Doug Hensel would finish third and fourth while last chance winner Dustin Bedlion notched fifth from his 17th starting position to collect the NewFast Racing $100 Hard Charger award. Kyle Petit, Cory Staley, James and Wayne Newbury bested the heat wins. It was announced that Doug Hensel was the Track Champion but after inquiries and double and triple checking the points, Jordan James won by two points over Doug Hensel, 534 to 532 points, using the top ten points night of the season for all drivers.
The next racing action comes up Sunday, September 2nd with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions returning for their third trip to Wayne County Speedway for the $10,000 to win Pete Jacobs Memorial. Caleb Helms was the winner last season. The CorBon Super Stocks will also be in action as McKenzie Concrete will sponsor the $1,000 to win feature. Regular times are set for next Sunday.
For more information, check the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com or on facebook at facebook/waynecountyspeedway.
​NAPA JANI AUTO PARTS WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY RESULTS
​Saturday, August 25, 2018
​PINE TREE TOWING & RECOVERY SPRINTS
Heat 1 Buddy Kofoid, Nick Patterson, Troy Kingan, Chase Baker, Henry Malcuit, Steve Butler, Jamie Myers, Shawn Hubler
Heat 2 Danny Mumaw, Trey Jacobs, Jordan Ryan, T J Michael, Clay Riney, Tyler Dunn, Dylan Kingan
Feature Jordan Ryan, T J Michael, Clay Riney, Chase Baker, Trey Jacobs, Nick Patterson, Jamie Myers, Tyler Dunn, Troy Kingan, Dylan Kingan, Buddy Kofoid, Danny Mumaw, Steve Butler, Henry Malcuit, Shawn Hubler

CORBON SUPER STOCKS

Heat 1 Dustin Daugherty, Brandon Craver, Jordan James, Don Rutt, Tyler Nicely, Paul Kern, Trae Schonauer, James Stanley, Dan Radtka, Don Baney

Heat 2 Paul Holmes, Matt Shroyer, Gary Hensel Jr., Bob Daugherty, T A Perrine, Paul McVicker, Chris Albright, Zach Myers, Mike Rose

Feature Matt Shroyer, Bob Daugherty, Gary Hensel Jr., Brandon Craver, Tyler Nicely, Jordan James, Don Baney, T A Perrine, Trae Schonauer, Chris Albright, Paul Kern, Paul McVicker, Dan Radtka, James Stanley, Zach Myers, Don Rutt, Mike Rose, Paul Holmes, Dustin Daugherty dns

 

 

Beason Bags POWRi West Honors at Humboldt

Lonnie Wheatley, HUMBODLT, Kan. (August 25, 2018) – Jonathan Beason moved to the top of the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA win charts by topping Saturday night’s 25-lap feature at Humboldt Speedway.

The Broken Arrow, OK, shoe battled past Friday night winner Hank Davis in the closing rounds to pick up his third series win of the year aboard the Hard Eight Racing Ferguson Superstore No. 8J entry.

After starting fourth, Beason spent most of the race chasing front row outside starter Davis, who was vying for a weekend sweep.

Davis weathered several cautions until Beason pounced following the final caution with just three laps to go after A.J. Burns suffered engine woes. Beason slid past Davis to take the win with the 14-year-old settling for runner-up honors.

Wesley Smith rallied from 14th to round out the podium in third with 13th-starter Joe B. Miller and pole starter Kory Schudy rounding out the top five. Blake Edwards earned Hard Charger honors by racing from 19th to sixth with 17th-starter Craig Oakes, Pat Schudy, Hunter Fischer and Dustin Gilbert completing the top ten.

Kory Schudy, Davis and Noah Gass topped heat race action.

In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer, A1 Machine, Rod End Supply, Pyrotech, Esslinger Engineering Performance and MyChron Tom/AIM.

The POWRi West Midget League is back in action next Saturday and Sunday, September 1-2, in conjunction with the POWRi National Midget series at Eldon, Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway.

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA Results

Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, KS) – August 25, 2018

Smith Ti Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 28-Kory Schudy, [3]; 2. 3-Dustin Gilbert, [1]; 3. 27B-A.J. Burns, [4]; 4. 23-Hannah Adair, [6]; 5. 44-Wesley Smith, [5]; 6. 926-Morgan Frewaldt, [2]; 7. 17E-Blake Edwards, [7].

Keizer Wheels Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 42-Hank Davis, [3]; 2. 8K-Jonathan Beason, [5]; 3. 4B-Grady Chandler, [1]; 4. 7U-Joe Miller, [2]; 5. 24-Hunter Fischer, [6]; 6. 81-Chase Porter, [7]; 7. 2-A.J. Gilbert, [4].

Saldana Products Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 77-Noah Gass, [3]; 2. 721-Brendon Wiseley, [2]; 3. 7S-Pat Schudy, [4]; 4. 9H-Emilio Hoover, [6]; 5. 84-Phil Shapel, [5]; 6. 52-Craig Oakes, [7]; 7. 84S-Shaun Shapel, [1].

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 8K-Jonathan Beason, [4]; 2. 42-Hank Davis, [2]; 3. 44-Wesley Smith, [14]; 4. 7U-Joe Miller, [13]; 5. 28-Kory Schudy, [1]; 6. 17E-Blake Edwards, [19]; 7. 52-Craig Oakes, [17]; 8. 7S-Pat Schudy, [8]; 9. 24-Hunter Fischer, [12]; 10. 3-Dustin Gilbert, [6]; 11. 23-Hannah Adair, [9]; 12. 2-A.J. Gilbert, [20]; 13. 27B-A.J. Burns, [7]; 14. 9H-Emilio Hoover, [10]; 15. 926-Morgan Frewaldt, [18]; 16. 84-Phil Shapel, [15]; 17. 721-Brendon Wiseley, [5]; 18. 81-Chase Porter, [16]; 19. 77-Noah Gass, [3]; 20. 84S-Shaun Shapel, [21]; 21. 4B-Grady Chandler, [11].

BOSS Performance High Point Driver: Kory Schudy.

 

 

J.D. Johnson Scores DCRP Sprint Car Win with Todd Shute, Jarett Lunow, Tyler Tipton and Duane Wahrman in Victory Lane as Well

Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (August 25, 2018) – J.D. Johnson made a long awaited return to Dodge City Raceway Park’s victory lane by storming to the checkered flag in Saturday night’s 20-lap Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car feature atop the 3/8-mile clay oval.

While Johnson posted his first DCRP win since 2013, Iowa’s Todd Shute bested the IMCA Modifeds, Jarett Lunow captured his first IMCA Sport Modified in, Tyler Tipton topped the IMCA Stock Cars and Duane Wahrman won in the IMCA Hobby Stock ranks.

In the 20-lap DCRP Sprint Car feature, Goddard’s Johnson slid past two-time and reigning track champion Taylor Velasquez on the sixth round and led the rest of the way to pick up the victory aboard the Evans Building Company/Alternative Pest Management No. 98 entry.

With Johnson racing through traffic over the last half of the event, Luke Cranston worked past Velasquez on the 17th lap and settled for a runner-up honors a half-dozen car-lengths behind Johnson. Velasquez lost a powerplant as the white flag flew, handing the third position to Ray Seemann with Koby Walters and new track points leader Steven Richardson rounding out the top five.

In the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature, Des Moines’ Todd Shute mad the most of his first DCRP visit by making his way to victory lane.

It wasn’t without a battle though, as a four-way battle between William Nusser, Jesse Smith, R.C. Whitwell and Shute ensued. Whitwell’s chances ended after contact with Nusser as Shute took advantage of the lead duo to take command on the 17th circuit.

Shute paced the final circuits to take the checkered flag ahead of Nusser and Smith with Jesse Hoskins and Kevin Gray rounding out the top five.

In the 15-lap IMCA Sport Modified feature, Dodge City’s Jarett Lunow capitalized on his father’s late-race misfortune to notch his first DCRP win in the Sport Mod ranks.

Mike Lunow led from the outset and paced the field until sliding to the infield with mechanical problems less than three laps shy of the checkered flag. Jarett Lunow assumed command and held off Daylon Bergeron over the final three circuits with Jeff Kaup, Kaleb Roach and Bart Baker rounding out the top five.

In the 12-lap IMCA Stock Car feature, Weskan’s Tyler Tipton battled past Ondre Rexford for the point on the fourth round and led the rest of the way for his first DCRP win July of last year.

Tipton raced to the stripe ahead of Rexford with Chris Oliver, Dusty Witthuhn and Michael Pepper rounding out the top five.

In the 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature, Duane Wahrman raced into the lead on the fourth circuit and checked out on the field to post his fourth win of the year.

Wahrman cruised to the stripe ahead of Reagan Sellard with Dion Priddy, early leader Jacob Huse and Danny Schulte rounding out the top five.

Action continues at Dodge City Raceway Park next Saturday night, September 1, with a full card of championship chase action including Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dodge City Raceway Park

August 25, 2018 Results:

Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 98-J.D. Johnson, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 0-Steven Richardson, 4. 11k-Tyler Knight, 5. 7-Shane Sundquist, 6. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 7. 911-Ty Williams (DNS), 8. 18-Brandon Sprott (DNS).

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 28-Tracey Hill, 2. 95-Buddy Tubbs, 3. 17x-Kade Hagans, 4. 97-Brian Herbert, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 1x-Cody Lampe, 7. 9d-Lance Davis, 8. 91-Christian Shriver (DNS).

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 2. 72-Ray Seemann, 3. 33-Koby Walters, 4. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 5. 10-Jordan Knight, 6. 8J-Brandy Jones, 7. 24-Cody Hays.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 98-J.D. Johnson, 2. 49x-Luke Cranston, 3. 72-Ray Seemann, 4. 33-Koby Walters, 5. 0-Steven Richardson, 6. 28-Tracey Hill, 7. 10-Jordan Knight, 8. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 9. 11k-Tyler Knight, 10. 49-Kris Moore, 11. 1x-Cody Lampe, 12. 97-Brian Herbert, 13. 7-Shane Sundquist, 14. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 15. 8J-Brandy Jones, 16. 9d-Lance Davis, 17. 51r-Ross Essenburg, 18. 24-Cody Hays, 19. 17x-Kade Hagans, 20. 95-Buddy Tubbs (DNS), 21. 911-Ty Williams (DNS), 22. 91-Christian Shriver (DNS), 23. 18-Brandn Sprott (DNS).

IMCA Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 57-Joel Lane, 2. 71T-Todd Shute, 3. 26-Tom Beavers, 4. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 5. 1n-Nick Link, 6. 12-Kevin Tabor, 7. 88J-Jack Kirchoff.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 96-R.C. Whitwell, 2. 25-Kale Beavers, 3. 7n-William Nusser, 4. 01-Jesse Smith, 5. 16-Kevin Gray, 6. A2-Randy Wilson.

“A” Main (20 Laps): 1. 71T-Todd Shute, 2. 7n-William Nusser, 3. 01-Jesse Smith, 4. 71-Jesse Hoskins, 5. 16-Kevin Gray, 6. 25-Kale Beavers, 7. A2-Randy Wilson, 8. 1n-Nick Link, 9. 12-Kevin Tabor, 10. 88J-Jack Kirchoff, 11. 26-Tom Beavers, 12. 96-R.C. Whitwell, 13. 57-Joel Lane.

IMCA Sport Modifieds:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 7-Jarett Lunow, 2. 92-Jeff Kaup, 3. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 4. 8-Brian May, 5. 65-Kohl Ricke, 6. 12d-Brad Johnson, 7. 10-Alex Wiens.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 44-Mike Lunow, 2. 4-Freddy McCoy, 3. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 4. 37-Bart Baker, 5. 18-Kyle Wiens, 6. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 7. 3s-Adam Stenzel.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 7-Jarett Lunow, 2. 4p-Daylon Bergeron, 3. 92-Jeff Kaup, 4. 5r-Kaleb Roach, 5. 37-Bart Baker, 6. 18-Kyle Wiens, 7. 3s-Adam Stenel, 8. 4-Freddy McCoy, 9. 12d-Brad Johnson, 10. 28k-Ryan Kirchoff, 11. 65-Kohl Ricke, 12. 44-Mike Lunow, 13. 10-Alex Wiens, 14. 8-Brian May.

IMCA Stock Cars:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 95-Tyler Tipton, 2. 20-Tyler Walker, 3. 3-Chris Oliver, 4. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 5. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 6. 33-Marlin Hogie, 7. 22p-Jack Pepper, 8. 22-Michael Pepper, 9. 94b-Brandon Ballard.

“A” Main (12 Laps): 1. 95-Tyler Tipton, 2. 97x-Ondre Rexford, 3. 3-Chris Oliver, 4. 10-Dusty Witthuhn, 5. 22-Michael Pepper, 6. 20-Tyler Walker, 7. 22p-Jack Pepper, 8. 94b-Brandon Ballard, 9. 33-Marlin Hogie.

IMCA Hobby Stocks:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 2. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 3. 11-Joshua Reece, 4. 45p-Ryan Penrod, 5. 55-Jacob Huse, 6. 24b-Sheri Berger, 7. 19-Brett Copeland.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 2. D68-Dion Priddy, 3. 12r-Brooke Russell, 4. 81d-Mike Davis, 5. 69-Danny Schulte, 8. 7-Tom Reed.

“A” Main (15 Laps): 1. 17w-Duane Wahrman, 2. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 3. D68-Dion Priddy, 4. 55-Jacob Huse, 5. 69-Danny Schulte, 6. 11-Joshua Reece, 7. 24b-Sheri Berger, 8. 2m-Matt O’Hair, 9. 81d-Mike Davis, 10. 7-Tom Reed, 11. 45p-Ryan Penrod, 12. 12r-Brooke Russell (DQ), 13. 19-Brett Copeland (DNS).

 

 

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

Quick Results

A Main: 1) 45-CHUCK HEBING (5) 2) 47x-Dylan Westbrook 3) 67c-Steve Collins 4) 82-Jared Zimbardi 5) 17-Sammy Reakes 6) 69-Jordan Thomas 7) 22-Jonathan Preston 8) 54j-David Just 9) 11j-Chris Jones 10) 30-Scott Goodrich 11) 98-Joe Trenca 12) 61-Parker Evans 13) 67r-Pete Richardson 14) 13-Kieth Granholm 15) 99k-Dan Kuhn 16) 54jr-Scott Just 17) 36-Steve Doel 18) 121-Steve Glover 19) 17z-Josh Azzi 20) 25G-Tyler Graves 21) 47-Kyle Drum 22) 38-Brad Knab 23) 88-Joe August 24) 19J-Mike Jackson

Heat 1: 1) 47x-Dylan Westbrook 2) 88-Joe August Jr 3) 17-Sammy Reakes IV 4) 11J-Chris Jones 5) 98-Joe Trenca 6) 38-Brad Knab 7) 67-Pete Richardson 8) 25G-Tyler Graves

Heat 2: 1) 47-Kyle Drum 2) 67-Steve Collins 3) 22-Jonathan Preston 4) 30-Scott Goodrich 5) 17-Josh Azzi 6) 36-Steve Doell 7) 121-Steve Glover 8) 99k-Dan Kuhn

Heat 3: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing 2) 54J-David Just 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 82-Jared Zimbardi 5) 54jr-Scott Just 6) 61-Parker Evans 7) 13-Keith Granholm 8) 19J-Mike Jackson

Bonnell’s Collision Center Dash: 1) 82-Jared Zimbardi 2) 88-Joe August Jr 3) 54Jr-Scott Just 4) 98-Joe Trenca 5) 54J- David Just 6) 11J-Chris Jones

 

 

Brent Begolo, Dylan Westbrook, Jacob Dykstra and Jeremy May Win on Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Night at Ohsweken

 By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 25, 2018) – One of the busiest nights of the season at Ohsweken Speedway saw a total of 142 cars pit side for Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Minor Sports night. Several dozen kids enjoyed free admission while sporting their minor sports uniforms for the night. The Race of Champions Sportsman Series was also in action on the night for their reschedule appearance after a June rainout, marking the only night for Sportsman racing at Ohsweken this year.

After the final checkered flags had waved, it was Brent Begolo who scored the Race of Champions Sportsman tour win, Dylan Westbrook who grabbed the win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature and Jacob Dykstra won the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Car main event for the third time in 2018. For the stock cars, Jeremy May won the HRW Automotive Mini Stock Feature.

The night was scheduled to be a special one for the Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock drivers, who were ready to race for $2,000-to-win in the 50-lap Gale’s Cash Blast as well as $750 for second and $500 for third. However, the race was postponed to Friday, August 31 after a long medical delay in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car Feature would have pushed the start of the race until after midnight.

On lap nine of the 360 Sprint Car Feature, Tyler Hendricks, Mack DeMan and Alex Hill were involved in a turn one accident. Hendricks was attended to by Ohsweken’s emergency first responders after notifying them of back and neck pain. He was then transported to Brantford General Hospital. He was alert and responding to medical staff throughout the process. As of 9:00am Saturday morning, Hendrick’s wife Carly provided an update to say Tyler had been transferred to a Hamilton hospital to see a specialist.

More updates will be provided via Ohsweken’s social media if the Hendricks family makes them available. Ohsweken Speedway officials have Tyler and the entire Hendricks family, including Carly, Nash, Scott and Sharon, are in our thoughts and prayers today.

Race of Champions Sportsman Tour

Chad Chevalier and Emily Puchalski brought the Sportsman field to the green flag for the 30-lap A-Feature. Before the first lap was completed, Dylan Davidson tagged the outside wall on the backstretch and was facing the wrong way. With damage to his right-front, Davidson’s night was done.

Brad Rouse took full advantage of the restart and drove to the lead on the opening lap, but was reeled in by cautions on laps three and four for Chevalier and for Fred Carleton. The third restart on lap four saw Brent Begolo drive under Rouse to lead lap five and then opened a 10-car length advantage by lap 10 as Rouse and Darrell Farraway joined a three-car breakaway.

After the flurry of early cautions, the field clicked off a series of green flag laps that allowed Begolo to open a half-straightaway advantage over Rouse by the halfway point of the 30-lap affair. With 10 laps to go, Begolo was in lapped traffic, but working through it without any major issue. However, that all changed when the caution waved for the fourth time on lap 21 after Derek Van Mil spun in turn one.

The final restart put Rouse to Begolo’s outside once again with Farraway in the second row alongside Justin Sharpe. Begolo was strong once again in the bottom lane as Rouse went to the outside, but couldn’t find the same speed as Begolo’s No.16. With five laps remaining, Begolo’s advantage was half a straightaway, a gap that he continued to grow until the checkered flag. It was Begolo’s first career Ohsweken win.

Rouse settled for second while Farraway claimed third, Sharpe finished fourth and Chavalier rallied to a fifth-place finish. Begolo, Rouse and Farraway won qualifying heats while Rouse was fastest overall in timed hot laps with a lap of 16.635 seconds.

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars

Jim Huppunen and Tyler Hendricks paced the field to the green flag for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars 20-lap Feature. Immediately after the green flag, Shawn Sliter got sideways on the front stretch and was facing the wrong way. Curtis Gartly had nowhere to go and launched off the nose of Sliter’s No.22, sending both cars flipping wildly into turn one. Both drivers were uninjured.

Hendricks jumped to the lead on the restart and paced the opening lap until fourth-starting Dylan Westbrook jumped to the point on the next lap. While Westbrook opened a straightaway lead, sixth-starting Ryan Turner quickly made his presence felt as he raced into a battle for second with Hendricks, Huppunen and Mitch Brown before taking the spot on lap six. On the next lap, the caution waved for a slow Mike Thorne, setting up the first single-file restart.

Westbrook was dominant on the restart and re-established his lead of a full straightaway over Ryan Turner by lap nine. Before lap 10 could be completed, Mack DeMan and Hendricks got together in turn one and both flipped, collecting Alex Hill in the process.

With the red flag displayed, Ohsweken’s emergency first responders attended to Hendricks before outside paramedics arrived. The race resumed approximately 50 minutes later, with Dylan Westbrook leading the final 11 laps to score his eighth win of the season. Mitch Brown was second while Jim Huppunen, Ryan Turner and Chris Steele rounded out the top-five.

Cory Turner, Ryan Turner and Mack Deman, were heat race winners earlier in the night. Tyler Hendricks was the Ackland Insurance Top Gun after earning the most passing points in heat race action.

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars

Trevor Young and Caleb Wood led the Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars to the green flag for their 20-lap Feature. In the first corner, sixth-starting Rob Neely spun and point leader Shone Evans was collected after he went high to try and avoid Neely.

Wood took the lead on the complete restart while Young maintained second until a red flag on lap three when Dereck Lemyre flipped in turn three, but was uninjured. When the race resumed, Wood regained his advantage and open a full straightaway advantage over Young and Jacob Dykstra by lap eight.

By lap 12, Wood had worked into slower traffic and made a couple of daring three-wide moves to try and maintain his lead over Dykstra, who found his way into the runner-up spot. Wood’s advantage stayed at a half straightaway until lap 16 when Holly Porter spun in turn two.

The ensuing restart saw Dykstra drive to the inside of Wood in turn two and take the lead exiting corner four to lead lap 17. Dykstra pulled away over the final three laps to score his third win of the year at Ohsweken over Wood, Paul Klager, Bailey Heard and Young.

Jordan Hill, Brian Nanticoke, and Shone Evans were Heat Race winners earlier in the night while Holly Porter won the B-Main. Jordan Hill also earned the Ackland Insurance Top Gun award as the night’s top qualifier after accumulating the most passing points in heat race competition.

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks

The ultra-competitive Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stock division had Jay Liverance and Lee Winger set to bring the field to the green flag for the 50-lap Gale’s Cash Bash. The race was scheduled to be the final Feature of the night. However, due to the delay following the Mack DeMan and Tyler Hendricks flip in the 360 Sprint Car Feature and the delay that followed, the $2,000-to-win Gale’s Cash Bash was postponed to Friday, August 31.

Lee Winger, Jim Lampman, Ken Sargent and Mark Fawcett took heat race victories earlier in the night while Logan Shwedyk won the B-Main. See below for the full starting line-up.

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks

The HRW Automotive Mini Stock feature started with Jeremy May and Cody Sommerville on the front row. May jumped out to an early advantage with Daniel McKay and Kevin Thorne joining a three-car breakaway up front. They were reeled in by the first caution on lap three when point leader Gillian Hils tangled with Fabio Olivieri in turn two. Hils returned to the track with five laps to go, but was seven laps down.

May maintained the lead on the restart until the second caution on lap five when McKay lost a wheel in turn three before coasting to a stop. Rob Twitchett took advantage of the restart and stole the lead from May. At the halfway point, the top-five were single-file and led by Twitchett with May, Tristan Da Silva, Andy Ryckman and Dusty DeBoer giving chase.

The caution waved again on lap 10 when Ryckman spun in turn two and collected Matt Nuell, ending the night for both drivers. The ensuing restart produced chaos and a four-wide battle up front. May retook the lead with a strong run through the middle groove while Twitchett was shuffled back out of the top-five.

With two laps to go, May led Da Silva and Kyle Wert by less than two car lengths. On the final corner, Wert tapped the back bumper of May’s No.16J, but May maintained the handle to drive to his first Ohsweken win since May 23, 2014 while Wert settled for second and Da Silva rounded out the podium. Tim DeBoer and Sean Iftody completed the top-five.

Jeremy May, Matt Nuell, Jonathan Ayrton and Gillian Hils took heat race victories to begin the night while Patrick Abrahamsson won the B-Main.

Up Next at Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway returns to action on Friday, August 31 for Epic Racewear Back to School Back Pack night. The Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars are in action for double features as they make-up their July 27 rainout to start the evening. The Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks will race the rescheduled 50-lap Gale’s Cash Blast. The Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars and HRW Automotive Mini Stocks will be in action as well for regularly scheduled programs. A pre-race autograph session will take place behind the main grandstand with select drivers prior to race time. Race time is 7:30pm and adult admission is just $14 and children 12 and under are $3 or less. For additional event information, visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ca. ———————————————————–

Ohsweken Speedway Race Report August 24, 2018 Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada Gale’s Auto Aftermarket Cash Bash Total Entries – 142 ———————————————————–

Race of Champions Sportsman Series (23 Entries)

A-Feature (30 laps – No Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 16 Brent Begolo (9); 2. 18r Brad Rouse (4); 3. 66 Darrell Farraway (6); 4. 8s Justin Sharp (8); 5. 12 Chad Chevalier (1); 6. 7 Cody McPherson (10); 7. 72 James Michael Friesen (3); 8. 20 Jay Mallory (16); 9. 17c Jordan Cosco (14); 10. 11 Dan Ferguson (13); 11. 15 Adam Leslie (5); 12. 18w Jim Harbison (7); 13. 12p Emily Puchalski (2); 14. 96b Luke Carleton (11); 15. 94m Anthony Muscale (18); 16. 10 Dave Small (22); 17. 119 Chris Watters (21); 18. 2 Derek VanMil (19); 19. 57 Joey Herremans (17); 20. 21p Tyler Puchalski (20); 21. 99p Greg Panunte (12); 22. 73 Dylan Davidson (15); 23. DNS X Matt Sharp (23) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Brad Rouse 1-4; Brent Begolo 5-30 Hard Charger – Brent Begolo +9 (9th to 1st)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – 2:14.744) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 16 Brent Begolo (1); 2. 8s Justin Sharpe (2); 3. 7 Cody McPherson (4); 4. 18w Jim Harbison (3); 5.11 Dan Ferguson (7); 6. 20 Jay Mallory (5); 7. 2 Derek VanMil (6); 8. 10 Dave Small (8)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 18r Brad Rouse (1); 2. 99p Greg Panunte (2); 3. 12 Chad Chevalier (7); 4. 72 James Michael Friesen (3); 5. 17c Jordan Cosco (5); 6. 57 Joey Herremans (6); 7. 21p Tyler Puchalski (4)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – 2:16.058) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 66 Darrell Farraway (2); 2. 15 Adam Leslie (3); 3. 96b Luke Carleton (5); 4. 12p Emily Puchalski (6); 5. 73 Dylan Davidson (1); 6. 94m Anthony Muscale (7); 7. 119 Chris Watters (4); 8. DNS X Matt Sharpe

Time Trial Group No.1 Finish. # Name - Time (Starting Position) 1. 16 Jim Begolo – 16.808 seconds; 2. 8s Justin Sharpe – 16.864; 3. 18w Jim Herbison – 16.924; 4. 7 Cody McPherson – 16.931; 5. 20 Jay Mallory – 16.966; 6. 2 Derek Van Mil – 17.307; 7. 11 Dan Ferguson – 17.325; 8. 10 Dave Small – 17.607;

Time Trial Group No.2 Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 18 Brad Rouse – 16.635; 2. 99p Greg Panunte – 16.716; 3. 72 James Michael Friesen – 17.117; 4. 21p Tyler Puchalski – 17.331; 5. 17c Jordan Cosco – 17.400; 6. 57 Joey Herremons – 17.411; 7. 12 Chad Chevalier – 17.727;

Time Trial Group No.3 Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 73 Dylan Davidson – 16.794; 2. 66 Darrell Farraway – 16.831; 3. 15 Adam Leslie – 16.931; 4. 119 Chris Watters – 17.081; 5. 96b Luke Carleton – 17.104; 6. 12p Emily Puchalski – 17.112; 7. 94m Anthony Muscale – 17.153; 8. X Matt Sharp – No Time ———————————————————–

Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars (25 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (4); 2. 10 Mitch Brown (7); 3. 14h Jim Huppunen (1); 4. 91 Ryan Turner (6); 5. 80 Chris Steele (3); 6. 110 Jake Brown (12); 7. 97 Cory Turner (8); 8. 9 Steve Lyons (14); 9. 0 Mikey Kruchka (25); 10. 11 Jamie Turner (13); 11. 15 Dan Nanticoke (18); 12. 21 John Burbridge Jr. (21); 13. 84 Tyler Rand (22); 14. 9b Scott Burke (19); 15. 0c Cole Macdonald (23); 16. DNF 38 Tyler Hendricks (2); 17. DNF 17x Mack DeMan (5); 18. DNF 77x Alex Hill (9); 19. DNF 81 Derek Jonathan (16); 20. DNF 55 Mike Thorne (15); 21. DNF 21J John Burbridge Sr. (17); 22. DNF 22 Shawn Sliter (10); 23. DNF 6 Curtis Gartly (11); 24. DNF 5c Conor Mahoney (20); 25. DNS 44 Barry Dunn (24); A-Feature Lap Leaders – Tyler Hendricks 1; Dylan Westbrook 2-20 Hard Charger – Mikey Kruchka +16 (25th to 9th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name - Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (1); 2. 38 Tyler Hendricks – Pain Court, ON (6); 3. 77x Alex Hill – Six Nations, ON (7); 4. 110 Jake Brown – Brantford, ON (4); 5. 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON (8); 6. DNF 21J John Burbridge Sr. – St. Williams, ON (5); 7. DNF 0c Cole MacDonald – Waterdown, ON (3); 8. DNF 44 Barry Dunn – Springfield, ON (9); 9. DQ 0 Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton, ON (2)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – 1:54.118) Finish. # Name - Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (2); 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, ON (3); 3. 14h Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, ON (7); 4. 6 Curtis Gartly – Thamesford, ON (5); 5. 81 Derek Jonathan – Lewiston, NY, USA (4); 6. 9b Scott Burke – Charing Cross, ON (1); 7. 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (8); 8. DNF 84 Tyler Rand – Picton, ON (6)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – 1:54.893) Finish. # Name - Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 17x Mack DeMan – Mississauga, ON (2); 2. 10 Mitch Brown – Brantford, ON (3); 3. 80 Chris Steele – St. Catharine’s, ON (6); 4. 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, ON (1); 5. 55 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, ON (5); 6. 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (8); 7. 5c Conor Mahoney – Waterdown, ON (4); 8. 21 John Burbridge Jr. – St. Williams, ON (7)

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Tyler Hendricks ———————————————————–

Strickland’s GMC Crate Sprint Cars (29 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 5d Jacob Dykstra (12); 2. 7 Caleb Wood (2); 3. 1eh Paul Klager (15); 4. 70 Baily Heard (14); 5. 51 Trevor Young (1); 6. 4 Hannah Ferrell (13); 7. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (3); 8. 49L Lucas Smith (11); 9. 08 Steven Beckett (17); 10. 68 Aaron Turkey (10); 11. 9c Brian Nanticoke (4); 12. 29 Liam Martin (21); 13. 3b Blaine Barrow (5);14. 1 Holly Porter (19); 15. 88h Josh Hansen (24); 16. 28 Jordan Hill (7); 17. 74 Rob Neely (6); 18. 5 DJ Christie (22); 19. 19 Brandon Murrell (23); 20. 69 Josh Hill (16); 21. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. (18); 22. 9 Paul Ballantyne (20); 23. 87x Shone Evans (8); 24. DNF 56 Dereck Lemyre (9) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Caleb Wood 1-16; Jacob Dykstra 17-20 Hard Charger – Jacob Dykstra +12 (12th to 1st)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name – Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken, ON (2); 2. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, ON (3); 3. 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, ON (1); 4. 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, ON (8); 5. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, ON (6); 6. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, ON (10); 7. 1 Holly Porter – Delhi, ON (7); 8. 38 Derek Miller – Ohsweken, ON (5); 9. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, ON (9); 10. 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, ON (4)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 2:04.903) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (2); 2. 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, ON (4); 3. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, ON (5); 4. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, ON (8); 5. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, ON (9); 6. 22jr Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharine’s, ON (1); 7. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, ON (3); 8. 8mk Matt Hill – Ohsweken, ON (6); 9. 6m Eric McGlone – Union, ON (10); 10. 26 Terry Baker – Ancaster, ON (7)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 2:01.206) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland, ON (1); 2. 7 Caleb Wood – London, ON (4); 3. 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, ON (3); 4. 4 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa, ON (5); 5. 69 Josh Hill – Ohsweken, ON (2); 6. 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, ON (6); 7. 9 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford, ON (8); 8. 19 Brandon Murrell – Gores Landing, ON (9); 9. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, ON (7)

B-Feature (12 laps – Top 6 Transfer – 3:06.080) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 1 Holly Porter (2); 2. 9 Paul Ballantyne (1); 3. 29 Liam Martin (4); 4. 5 DJ Christie (10); 5. 19 Brandon Murrell (3); 6. 88h Josh Hansen (7); 7. 6m Eric McGlone (5); 8. 38 Derek Miller (6); 9. 26 Terry Baker (9); 10. 12 Brad Herron (8); 11. DNS 8mk Matt Hill

Ackland Insurance Top Gun: Jordan Hill ———————————————————–

Middleport Mechanical Thunder Stocks (32 entries)

A-Feature Line Up (50 laps – POSTPONED TO AUGUST 31) 40 Jay Liverance (1); 2 Lee Winger (2); 46 Kevin Pauls (3); 38 Frank Turkey Jr. (4); 11 Brian Teeple (5); 74 Steve Vanderzdan (6); 28 Jim Lampman (7); 1 Chris Dickie (8); 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (9); 79 Christopher Hale (10); 25 Ken Sargent (11); 23 Trevor DeBoer (12); 108 Billy Bleich Jr. (13); 84rk Ryan Beagle (14); 49 Dave Bailey (15); 77 Brett Rodwell (16); 93k Mike Klazinga (17); 26 Mike Ferguson (18); 32 Mark Fawcett (19); 7k Kevin Kocarik (20); 53 Logan Shwedyk (21); 21x Mark Bazuin (22); 88 Ryan Dinning (23); 28D Donny Lampman (24); 3c Devon Bacher (25); 11x Sam Iftody (26); 93 Melissa Miller (27); 52 Tony Fraser (28);

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:45.199) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 2 Lee Winger (2); 2. 40 Jay Liverance (1); 3. 46 Kevin Pauls (3); 4. 38 Frank Turkey Jr. (4); 5. 11 Brian Teeple (5); 6. 28d Donny Lampman (7); 7. 3c Devon Bacher (8); 8. 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (6);

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:41.982) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 28 Jim Lampman (2); 2. 24 Blake Bomberry Jr. (6); 3. 1 Chris Dickie (4); 4. 79 Christopher Hale (8); 5. 74 Steve Vanderzdan (1); 6. 21x Mark Bazuin (3); 7. 53 Logan Shwedyk (7); 8. 88 Ryan Dinning (5)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:42.376) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 25 Ken Sargent (3); 2. 84rk Ryan Beagle (6); 3. 108 Billy Bleich Jr. (5); 4. 49 Dave Bailey (7); 5. 23 Trevor DeBoer (4); 6. 13 Kacey Huffman (2); 7. 52 Tony Fraser (8); 8. 93 Melissa Miller (1)

Heat Race No.4 (8 laps – Top 5 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 32 Mark Fawcett (7); 2. 26 Mike Ferguson (3); 3. 93k Mike Klazinga (2); 4. 77 Brett Rodwell (1); 5. 7k Kevin Kocarik (8); 6. 11x Sam Iftody (5); 7. 108x Zach Bleich (4); 8. DNF 14L Jonny Lowenberg (6)

B-Feature (8 laps – Top 8 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 53 Logan Shwedyk (6); 2. 21x Mark Bazuin (4); 3. 88 Ryan Dinning (5); 4. 28d Donny Lampman (2); 5. 3c Devon Bacher (3); 6. 11x Sam Iftody (11); 7. 93 Melissa Miller (7); 8. 52 Tony Fraser (9); 9. DNF 4 Aaron Rewutzsky (1); 10. DNS 13 Kacey Huffman (8); 11. DNS 108x Zach Bleich (10); 12. DNS 14L Jonny Lowenberg (12) ———————————————————–

HRW Automotive Mini Stocks (33 Entries)

A-Feature (20 laps – No TIme) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 16J Jeremy May (2); 2. 19 Kyle Wert (20); 3. 01 Tristan Da Silva (12); 4. 9 Tim DeBoer (11); 5. 15 Sean Iftody (22); 6. 6x Mike Sarantakos (23); 7. 23 Dusty DeBoer (10); 8. 60 Martin Schroeder (9); 9. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (21); 10. 69 Rob Twitchett (6); 11. 96 Brian Crosgrove (26); 12. 54 Christopher French (25); 13. 11 Mike Giberson (3); 14. 6 Jason Dixon (14); 15. 517 Cody Sommerville (1); 16. 8 Barry Westman (19); 17. 17 Mike Taylor (18); 18. 10 Ben Buchwald (27); 19. 3 Kevin Thorne (5); 20. 155 Dustin Longboat (28); 21. 93 Andy Ryckman (15); 22. 2 Matt Nuell (7); 23. 13m Daniel McKay (4); 24. 188 Paul Longboat (24); 25. 32 Gillian Hils (17); 26. DNF 16 Fabio Olivieri (8); 27. DNF 21 Jonathan Ayrton (13); 28. DNF 1 Jason Tolton (16) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Jeremy May 1-5, 11-15; Rob Twitchett 6-10 Hard Charger – Sean Iftody +17 (22nd to 5th)

Heat Race No.1 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:19.542) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 16J Jeremy May (4); 2. 13m Daniel McKay (6); 3. 3 Kevin Thorne (8); 4. 517 Cody Sommerville (3); 5. 11 Mike Giberson (5); 6. 4 Wayde Thorne (9); 7. 05 Dave Goodacre (2); 8. 177 Tim Jamieson (1); 9. DNS 188 Paul Longboat (7);

Heat Race No.2 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:16.589) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 2 Matt Nuell (5); 2. 16 Fabio Olivieri (6); 3. 69 Rob Twitchett (3); 4. 23 Dusty DeBoer (8); 5. 60 Martin Schroeder (7); 6. 96 Brian Crosgrove (1); 7. 15 Sean Iftody (4); 8. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (2)

Heat Race No.3 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:12.542) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 21 Jonathan Ayrton (4); 2. 9 Tim DeBoer (1); 3. 01 Tristan Da Silva (3); 4. 6 Jason Dixon (5); 5. 93 Andy Ryckman (7); 6. 6x Mike Sarantakos (2); 7. 54 Christopher French (8); 8. Jeff Elsliger (6)

Heat Race No.4 (6 laps – Top 5 Transfer – 2:12.211) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 32 Gillian Hils (2); 2. 1 Jason Tolton (1); 3. 19 Kyle Wert (7); 4. 17 Mike Taylor (3); 5. 8 Barry Westman (6); 6. 79 Steve Miller (5); 7. 10 Ben Buchwald (8); 8. DNS 26 Tim Nuell (4)

B-Feature (8 laps – Top 8 Transfer – No Time) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 11p Patrick Abrahamsson (6); 2. 15 Sean Iftody (7); 3. 6x Mike Sarantakos (8); 4. 188 Paul Longboat (3); 5. 54 Christopher French (10); 6. 96 Brian Crosgrove (5); 7. 10 Ben Buchwald (12); 8. 155 Dustin Longboat (14); 9. 79 Steve Miller (11); 10. 05 Dave Goodacre (2); 11. DNF 4 Wayde Thorne (4); 12. 11e Jeff Elsliger (9); 13. DNS 177 Tim Jamieson (1); 14. DNS 26 Tim Nuell (13) ___________________________ About Gales Auto Aftermarket: All your automobile parts and supply needs can be met at Gale’s Auto Aftermarket, located on RR 6 near Hagersville, Ontario, just 15 miles from Ohsweken Speedway. Gale’s Auto Aftermarket has been a proud supporter of local racing for many years. Call 519-445-2659 for more information. Canadian Sprint Car Nationals Tickets and Camping Available Now! Advanced reserved seating tickets are on sale now for the 14th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals on September 14-15 are on sale now! The event features two full nights of Sprint Car action, including Saturday’s $10,000-to-win Feature Event. Visit www.ohswekenspeedway.ticketforce.com or call 519-717-0023 to order and for more information. For the full 2018 schedule of events, click here.

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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 and Mini Stocks. The season finishes each year with the track’ annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. Ohsweken Speedway also hosts weekly Micro Sprint racing on Thursday nights.

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Steve Poirier Thrills Hometown Crowd with Lucas Oil ESS win at Autodrome Granby

GRANBY, PQ – Steve Poirier now has 70 career wins on the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) tour which puts him atop of the all-time win list with the club celebrating its 35th Anniversary. But, when the Quebec native puts his familiar #28FM into victory lane as he did Friday night at Autodrome Granby it always means a little bit more.

The seven-time champion admitted he was a bit lucky when leader Shawn Donath dropped out with engine woes just after halfway. He kept a high flying Matt Tanner at bay to get the win in front of a huge crowd that filled the big grandstands. The Mach 1 Chassis A-Main that also awarded points towards the 1000 Islands RV Centre Canada Tour and the Fondations 4 Saisons Quebec Tour was worth $2,235.

“I don’t know if I could have caught Shawn (Donath), his car was just so fast,” Steve said shortly afterwards, “I was going to need lapped traffic to help me try to get by. Cautions wasn’t going to help as my motor was stumbling bad on restarts.”

After starting in fourth, Poirier worked his way to second and began the chase on Donath. “The track was real fast tonight so I knew even starting in fourth it would be tough to get a win as everyone was fast tonight,” Poirier continued, “We got up to second and was trying different ways to close on Shawn but I think this was going to be his win, then he had troubles and we were a little lucky on that.”

For Poirier, there’s nothing like winning at home. “Yea, it means a lot. We only come here two times a year so a lot of my friends don’t get to see me as much as my modified days,” Steve said on his special victories in Quebec, “They get to follow what we do on Facebook and Twitter but they aren’t at the track so when they see you finish fourth of fifth some nights they don’t know why. When you win at home it makes them happy also.”

Matt Tanner has slowly crept into the ESS championship hunt and another runner-up finish didn’t hurt his late season run. “We just have such a good set up on the bigger tracks and we have been getting good finishes,” said the happy driver of his #90, “We just have a few of the short tracks to get down now and I think we have a good package,

“To finish on the podium with guys like Steve (Poirier), Jason (Barney), Coleman (Gulick) and others you know you are getting there,” Matt went on, “We will keep digging and see what where we can finish in the points and we know we will have something to work on for next year.”

On this night, Tanner was echoing some of the same words as Poirier, “We needed some traffic and I think a late caution if we were going to get Steve,” he went on, “I know we were as fast as he was as he wasn’t pulling away but we needed some help, but still a very good run.”

Jason Barney started 14th and clawed his way to a third place finish and more importantly get as many points as he can to keep Poirier behind him in the championship fight. “We didn’t change anything on the car all night, we had a plan and it was working there at the end,” he said, “The track was so fast in warmups so time trials was such a crap shoot, we missed it a bit but we just kept at it and got third here in the end.”

Alex Vigneault took a fine fourth with Matt Billings backing up his strong run at Brockville with a fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Paul Kinney, Coleman Gulick, who rebounded from a flat tire, Billy VanInwgen, Chad Miller and Dave Axton.

A total of 24 cars in the pits for the first of three days in Quebec.

Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

Mach 1 Chassis A-Main at Autodrome Granby – Steve Poirier ($2,235), Matt Tanner ($1260), Jason Barney ($1085), Alex Vigneault ($880), Matt Billings ($780), Paul Kinney ($720), Coleman Gulick ($655), Billy VanInwegen ($645), Chad Miller ($635), Dave Axton ($625), Mike Mahaney ($620), Dale Gosselin ($545), Brett Wright ($525), Jeff Cook ($565), Dan Douville ($560), Kelly Hebing ($505), Ray Sitterly ($500), Guillaume Neiderer ($500), Sean Durand ($500), Shawn Donath ($575), Yan Bilodeau ($525), Matt Hoyt ($500), Scott Holcomb ($500), Alain Bergeron ($550).

E3 Spark Plugs Fast Time – Bilodeau, Vigneault, Tanner $25

Car Mate Trailers Heats – Poirier, Kinney, Donath $25

Engler Machine and Tool Halfway – Donath $50

Pinnacle Pole Award – Bergeron $50

Insinger Performance Hard Charger – Barney (11 pos), $50

Canadian Sprint Car Nationals 14th Anniversary – Cook $50

Fondations 55 Last Car Lead Lap – Douville $50

Fondations 55 Pick 5 – Billings $25

SUNY Canton Smart Finish – Mahaney $35

Ashley Lynn Winery Podium – Poirier, Tanner, Barney $10

Hoosier Tire – Poirier $200

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Hank Davis Drives to POWRi West Victory Lane at Humboldt

Lonnie Wheatley, HUMBODLT, Kan. (August 24, 2018) – The Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA kicked off a two-night stand at Humboldt Speedway with 14-year-old Hank Davis of Sand Springs, Oklahoma driving to his second series win of the year in Friday night’s 25-lap feature event.

After starting fifth, Davis battled past Blake Hahn by the 15th round en route to victory lane aboard the Rujo Racers No. 42 Midget entry.

Davis was chased to the stripe by Hahn, who took the lead away from Grady Chandler on the fourth circuit before surrendering the point to Davis after a heated battle.

Current series points leader Kory Schudy filled out the podium in third with Joe B. Miller and Chandler rounding out the top five. Wesley Smith was sixth with Blake Edwards, Craig Oakes, Cody Brewer and Noah Gass completing the top ten.

Davis, Chandler and Hahn topped heat race action.

In addition to Lucas Oil and Executive Concrete NWA, additional POWRi West Midget League supporting sponsors include Two-Eight Drilling, American Discount Auto Care, R&M Race Trailer, A1 Machine, Rod End Supply, Pyrotech, Esslinger Engineering Performance and MyChron Tom/AIM.

The POWRi West Midget League wraps up the weekend double at Humboldt Speedway with a Saturday night tilt that fires off at 8:00 p.m.

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Executive Concrete NWA Results

Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, KS) – August 24, 2018

Smith Ti Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 42-Hank Davis, [6]; 2. 7U-Joe Miller, [2]; 3. 17E-Blake Edwards, [4]; 4. 24-Hunter Fischer, [5]; 5. 7S-Pat Schudy, [3]; 6. 3-Dustin Gilbert, [1]; 7. 84-Phil Shapel, [7].

Keizer Wheels Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 4B-Grady Chandler, [1]; 2. 44-Wesley Smith, [5]; 3. 52-Craig Oakes, [3]; 4. 23-Hannah Adair, [6]; 5. 926-Morgan Frewaldt, [4]; 6. 9H-Emilio Hoover, [2]; 7. 84S-Shawn Shapel, [7].

Saldana Products Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 52H-Blake Hahn, [1]; 2. 81-Chase Porter, [3]; 3. 28-Kory Schudy, [7]; 4. 96-Cody Brewer, [5]; 5. 2-A.J. Gilbert, [2]; 6. 27B-A.J. Burns, [6]; 7. 77-Noah Gass, [4] .

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 42-Hank Davis, [5]; 2. 52H-Blake Hahn, [1]; 3. 28-Kory Schudy, [3]; 4. 7U-Joe Miller, [7]; 5. 4B-Grady Chandler, [2]; 6. 44-Wesley Smith, [4]; 7. 17E-Blake Edwards, [8]; 8. 52-Craig Oakes, [10]; 9. 96-Cody Brewer, [12]; 10. 77-Noah Gass, [20]; 11. 23-Hannah Adair, [9]; 12. 24-Hunter Fischer, [11]; 13. 3-Dustin Gilbert, [19]; 14. 7S-Pat Schudy, [14]; 15. 2-A.J. Gilbert, [15]; 16. 9H-Emilio Hoover, [21]; 17. 27B-A.J. Burns, [16]; 18. 926-Morgan Frewaldt, [13]; 19. 84S-Shawn Shapel, [18]; 20. 81-Chase Porter, [6]; 21. 84-Phil Shapel, [17].

BOSS Performance High Point Driver: Hank Davis.

 

 

Philo flips across checkers for 2nd straight 410 win at Attica, Brubaker claims 1st track title

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio - Kistler Racing Products/John Wright's Custom Chrome Plating Presents the Mark Keegan Classic Championship Night at Attica Raceway Park lived up to all the hype and then some!

Waterville, Ohio's Travis Philo and Gibsonburg, Ohio's Craig Mintz tangled coming to the checkers in the Callie's Performance Products 410 Sprint feature with Philo flipping across the line for his second consecutive victory at "Ohio's Finest Racing" speed plant. For Philo the win was tempered by the fact his destroyed car sat in victory lane attached to a wrecker. The victory was his fourth career win at Attica.

"I'm pissed because we just destroyed a really good race car. We still won so part of me is happy. A couple of those late cautions I knew Craig got around Brubaker and he could run the bottom so that last restart I went to the bottom. I don't know if we were counting laps for fuel but was spittering and sputtering that last lap so I went to the bottom...we should have had a fuel stop. The top was the dominate line in three and four and I went to the bottom and didn't get a good run and we came together at the wall. Not his fault, not my fault, just hard racing," said Philo beside his Control Design Solutions, Banshee Graphics, Tire Slick, Interior Supply, Slade Shocks, Classic Ink USA, Kistler Engines, Kistler Racing Products Advanced Industrial Services, Bohmer Rentals backed machine.

"I have to thank all my guys, Keith, Red and my dad, my grandparents. We'll be back next week to hopefully get an All Star win," Philo added.

While that the ending was wild in the feature, the battle for the track championship was also exciting as eight time champion Byron Reed came into the night with a one point advantage over Stuart Brubaker. Brubaker battled in the top three throughout the feature and when the caution flew with 12 laps to go, Reed was right on Brubaker's rear bumper. The pair waged an all out war until Reed spun with eight laps to go. Brubaker, from Helena, Ohio, drove to a third place finish and scored his first ever 410 track championship to go with his 305 sprint track title of 2008.

"I kept looking up at the board and every time we went by it was like 10th place car (Reed)...okay we're alright. Then the next caution I look up and he's fifth and I'm in third and I'm like crap there's two cars between us. I was more nervous before the heat. I don't know if we touched and he spun...he knows I don't race that way. We came out at the beginning of the year strong with this car and that's what got us here. We had a slump for a couple of weeks but I think we're similar to those guys if I hit my marks. I've worked a lot to get a track championship. We've run four or five years in a 410 and this is my first one," said Brubaker of his Dave Story Equipment, Pit Stop carry out, JC Tire, Gary Holland Trucking, Brubaker Auctions, KS Sales & Service, Finish Line Fuels backed #35.

Fremont, Ohio's Paul Weaver held off a late race charge from Jamie Miller to not only win the Fremont Fence 305 feature but the division track title. It is the third straight track championship for Weaver and his fourth overall Attica title in the 305 sprints. The victory is the fourth win of the year at Attica for Weaver and the 47th of his career in the division to lead all drivers. Weaver has six total victories in 2018.

"I did everything wrong tonight. I took gear out and the track had too much bite and the thing wouldn't take off. I had to throw it in the corners and hope it got slick and it kind of did. I wanted to be on the top where Jamie was but it was too tight up there and I didn't want to bobble. I've had all these health issues this year so this track championship is nice," said Weaver beside his Hampshire Engines, M&L Excavating, Seagate Sandblasting, Miller Rigging, Weaver Performance Center backed #1W.

The mini-sprints made only their fifth ever appearance at Attica Raceway Park and Cincinnati, Ohio's Brad Strunk put on a dominating performance to take the feature win.

"I raced motorcycles for a living until I was 28...until 2002. With age comes the cage so I got into the Lightening Sprints. I just drove as hard as I could for 20 laps. It was awesome. What a great facility and great program you put on here. I hope Attica has us back next year and we can bring some more cars," said Strunk beside his Parsons Construction, NRL Mortgage, Priority National Title, Pen Station, Bowling Carpets, Hud Racing Engines, Viper Racing Products backed machine.

Brubaker and Philo brought the field to green for the 30-lap 410 A-main with Phil jumping into a commanding lead over Brubaker, Mintz, Broc Martin, DJ Foos, Michael Kofoid, Jared Horstman and Chris Andrews. Philo was on a rail as he pulled away while Brubaker and Mintz battled hard for second. Action ground to a halt on lap six when Shawn Dancer took a tumble and was uninjured. On the restart Lee Jacobs spun and Chris Andrews jumped Kofoid's right rear, causing Andrews' front axle to snap and ending his night.

When the green flew again so did Philo, pulling away for a comfortable lead while Brubaker and Mintz continued their war for second with Kofoid, Horstman and Reed in pursuit. Mintz took the second spot at the half way point as the leaders prepared to race into heavy lapped traffic. Kofoid shredded a right rear tire to bring out the caution on lap 18 just as Mintz was applying pressure to Philo for the lead. The restart order was Philo, Mintz, Brubaker, Reed (from 10th), Horstman, Foos, 20th starter Cap Henry and TJ Michael. Philo got a great restart and pulled away about four car lengths from Mintz as Brubaker and Reed battled not only for third but for the track championship.

Again, Mintz began to slowly eat away at Philo's lead and just as he dove under to challenge the caution flew when Reed spun while battling with Brubaker. A lap later another caution as Michael and Tyler Gunn tangled. When the green flew Philo and Mintz ran nose to tail with Brubaker holding onto third with Horstman, Foos, Henry and Jacobs in pursuit. With three laps to go Mintz was diving high and low, looking for a way around Philo. Coming to the checkers Mintz tried the outside and Philo and he banged wheels with Philo flipping across for the win.

Mintz, Brubaker, Horstman and Foos rounded out the top five. Henry, whose team had to change an engine after his heat, stormed from last to sixth with Jacobs coming from the tail after his early race spin in seventh, Jordan Ryan from 16th to eighth, Ricky Peterson ninth and Kofoid coming back for a top 10 run.

In the 25 lap 305 sprint A-main, Steve Rando and Paul Weaver brought the field to green with Rando gaining the advantage. Action soon ground to a halt with four laps in when Matt Ferrell took a wild ride off turns three and four. While shaken, he was not injured.

On the restart Rando pulled away from Weaver while Kyle Capodice, Brandon Moore, Jason Keckler, Stuart Williams, Jordan Ryan and Kyle Peters gave chase. Rando encountered lapped traffic by lap 11 and Weaver began to close while Capodice, Moore and Jamie Miller put on an entertaining show for third. Weaver used a lapped car as a pick and threw a slider on Rando to take the lead with seven laps to go.

But now it was Weaver's turn to deal with the traffic which allowed Jamie Miller, who had grabbed second on lap 20, to close quickly. With two laps to go Miller was glued to Weaver's rear bumper. Racing through traffic Weaver and Miller battled for the lead but Weaver was able to use the bottom to get around the lapped cars and hold off Miller for the win. Rando, Capodice and Williams rounded out the top five.

In the 20-lap mini-sprint feature the only thing that slowed Strunk down were a couple of cautions early in the race as he drove to a dominating win over Nick Daugherty, Austin Powell, Brad Racer and Ryan Barr.

Attica Raceway Park will wrap up its 31st year of racing on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 with the Attica Ambush featuring two nights of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champion Sprints. The Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models will race for double points to crown their track champion on Friday with the 305 sprints joining the card on Saturday.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions have appeared at Attica 119 times in the track’s 30 year history. In 2018 All Star winners have been Jac Haudenschild, Cale Thomas and Paul McMahan.

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com or follow the track on Twitter @atticaracewyprk or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark and Instagram at attica_raceway_park. Attica Raceway Park Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 Kistler Racing Products/Custom Chrome Plating Night Starting position [*]

410 Sprints - Callies Performance Products Qualifying 1.09-Craig Mintz, 12.548; 2.4-Cap Henry, 12.639; 3.11N-Michael Kofoid, 12.655; 4.23-DJ Foos, 12.662; 5.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.662; 6.5T-Travis Philo, 12.704; 7.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.759; 8.17-Jared Horstman, 12.793; 9.22B-Ryan Broughton, 12.804; 10.16-Chris Andrews, 12.824; 11.97-Broc Martin, 12.830; 12.20I-Kelsey Ivy, 12.838; 13.8M-TJ Michael, 12.878; 14.5R-Byron Reed, 12.902; 15.2-Ricky Peterson, 12.923; 16.7J-Joe Swanson, 12.944; 17.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.977; 18.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.025; 19.22M-Dan McCarron, 13.100; 20.53-Brayden Fox, 13.151; 21.2+-Brian Smith, 13.195; 22.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.207; 23.49-Shawn Dancer, 13.344; 24.23B-Chase Baker, 13.375; 25.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.427; 26.2L-Landon LaLonde, 13.437;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[4] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger[9] ; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer[8] ; 7. 53-Brayden Fox[6] ; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson[5] ; 9. 22B-Ryan Broughton[3]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 11N-Michael Kofoid[3] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 6. 9-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 97-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[3] ; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[1] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 6. 2L-Landon LaLonde[8] ; 7. 23B-Chase Baker[7] ; 8. 4-Cap Henry[4]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps, top 5 to A) 1. 9-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer[1] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 4. 2L-Landon LaLonde[3] ; 5. 4-Cap Henry[9] ; 6. 20I-Kelsey Ivy[5] ; 7. 53-Brayden Fox[4] ; 8. 23B-Chase Baker[6] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[11] ; 10. 7J-Joe Swanson[7] ; 11. 22B-Ryan Broughton[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[4] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 4. 17-Jared Horstman[9] ; 5. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 6. 4-Cap Henry[20] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[18] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[16] ; 9. 2-Ricky Peterson[13] ; 10. 11N-Michael Kofoid[8] ; 11. 8J-Jess Stiger[14] ; 12. 5R-Byron Reed[10] ; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[15] ; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[7] ; 15. 8M-TJ Michael[12] ; 16. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11] ; 17. 2L-Landon LaLonde[19] ; 18. 97-Broc Martin[6] ; 19. 16-Chris Andrews[5] ; 20. 49-Shawn Dancer[17] Hard Charger: 4-Cap Henry +14

305 Sprints - Fremont Fence

Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 toA) 1. 1BB-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice[2] ; 4. 4T-James Taddeo[3] ; 5. 47-Matt Lucius[4] ; 6. 14-Luke Daugherty[7] ; 7. 29-Kyle Farmer[8] ; 8. 1H-Zeth Sabo[9] ; 9. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[3] ; 2. 73-Joe Armbruster[2] ; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams[8] ; 4. 39C-Scott Riley[1] ; 5. 9R-Dustin Rall[6] ; 6. 09-Justin Adams[4] ; 7. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 8. X-Mike Keegan[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 3. 25-Jason Keckler[4] ; 4. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 5. 77I-John Ivy[6] ; 6. 83-Shane Call[3] ; 7. Z10-Kevin Mingus[5] ; 8. 61-Chuck May[7]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps, top 4 to A) 1. 97-Kyle Peters[2] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[4] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[7] ; 4. 4*-Tyler Street[3] ; 5. 67M-Matt Ferrell[8] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[5] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[1] ; 8. 88N-Frank Neill[6]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 77I-John Ivy[2] ; 2. Z10-Kevin Mingus[6] ; 3. 47-Matt Lucius[1] ; 4. 29-Kyle Farmer[5] ; 5. 1H-Zeth Sabo[7] ; 6. 61-Chuck May[8] ; 7. 21-Larry Kingseed Jr[9] ; 8. 14-Luke Daugherty[3] ; 9. 83-Shane Call[4]

B-Main 2 - (8 Laps, top 3 to A) 1. 9R-Dustin Rall[1] ; 2. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 3. 67M-Matt Ferrell[2] ; 4. 09-Justin Adams[3] ; 5. X-Mike Keegan[7] ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms[4] ; 7. 28-Tad Peck[6] ; 8. 88N-Frank Neill[8]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[9] ; 3. 19R-Steve Rando[1] ; 4. 12-Kyle Capodice[3] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 7. 1BB-Jordan Ryan[12] ; 8. 97-Kyle Peters[5] ; 9. 8-Bobby Clark[11] ; 10. 36-Seth Schneider[20] ; 11. 25-Jason Keckler[8] ; 12. 77I-John Ivy[17] ; 13. 4T-James Taddeo[13] ; 14. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[7] ; 15. 4*-Tyler Street[16] ; 16. 11G-Luke Griffith[15] ; 17. 9R-Dustin Rall[18] ; 18. 47-Matt Lucius[21] ; 19. Z10-Kevin Mingus[19] ; 20. 39C-Scott Riley[14] ; 21. 73-Joe Armbruster[10] ; 22. 67M-Matt Ferrell[22] Hard Charger: 36-Seth Schneider +10

Mini Sprints -

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 14P-Nick Daugherty[2] ; 2. 22B-Brad Racer[1] ; 3. 81H-Anthony Haas[3] ; 4. 6-Jerry Inbody[4] ; 5. 4-Andrew Heitkamp[5] ; 6. 14B-Rohan Beasley[6]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) 1. 23S-Brad Strunk[6] ; 2. 17X-Austin Powell[1] ; 3. 21B-Ryan Barr[5] ; 4. 17-Keith Inbody[3] ; 5. X-Andy Martin[4] ; 6. 88-Tayte Williamson[2]

A-Main 1 - (20 Laps) 1. 23S-Brad Strunk[2] ; 2. 14P-Nick Daugherty[4] ; 3. 17X-Austin Powell[3] ; 4. 22B-Brad Racer[1] ; 5. 21B-Ryan Barr[6] ; 6. 81H-Anthony Haas[5] ; 7. 6-Jerry Inbody[7] ; 8. 17-Keith Inbody[8] ; 9. X-Andy Martin[10] ; 10. 4-Andrew Heitkamp[9] ; 11. 14B-Rohan Beasley[11]

 

 

Fick Captures Championship as Smith, Martens and Bruns Win During Greenmill of Fairmont Night presented by Holiday Inn at Jackson Motorplex

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSON, Minn. (Aug. 24, 2018) - Shane Fick won one of the tightest battles in Jackson Motorplex history on Friday during Greenmill of Fairmont Night presented by Holiday Inn.

Fick, who finished 11th in the race, was crowned the Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids champion by only one point over defending track champion Kaleb Johnson and Elliot Amdahl during the final points-paying race of the season. Jacob Hughes was only five points out of the lead and Brandon Bosma ended seven points behind Fick.

However, it was Colin Smith who claimed the feature victory for the first time this season at the 4/10-mile oval. Brady Forbrook charged from 12 th to a runner-up result with Amdahl third, Johnny Sullivan fourth and Brant O'Banion fifth.

Amdahl, Clayton Christensen and O'Banion were the heat race winners.

Jordan Martens became the sixth different 360ci winged sprint car feature winner in six races this season at Jackson Motorplex as he held off 12 th-starting Lee Grosz for the Midwest Sprint Touring Series triumph. Gregg Bakker placed third with Derrik Lusk and Jody Rosenboom rounding out the top five, respectively.

Lusk, Martens and Bakker each won a heat race.

Clinton Bruns powered from eighth to garner his second NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc feature win of the season. Points leader Alex Schriever finished second with Brandon Halverson third, Jimmy Kouba fourth and Jeremy Kerzman fifth.

Bruns and Halverson were victorious during the heat races.

The next event at Jackson Motorplex runs next Friday through Sunday as the Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series are sanctioning bodies for the $10,000-to-win 360 Nationals. The NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc will also compete each night.

RACE REPORT: JACKSON MOTORPLEX IN JACKSON, MINN. (Aug. 24, 2018) -

MSTS 360 SPRINT CARS

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 13JM-Jordan Martens (1); 2. 4J-Lee Grosz (12); 3. 11X-Gregg Bakker (6); 4. 2-Derrik Lusk (2); 5. 14-Jody Rosenboom (7); 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska (13); 7. 33S-Trevor Smith (4); 8. 75-Brandon Geldner (14); 9. 41A-Justin Henderson (17); 10. 17B-Ryan Bickett (9); 11. 17H-Brandon Halverson (3); 12. 2H-Bill Boles (11); 13. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (18); 14. 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (20); 15. (DNF) 20-Brant O'Banion (10); 16. (DNF) 75B-Tommy Barber (16); 17. (DNF) 6-Eric Lutz (8); 18. (DNF) 33-James Broty (19); 19. (DNF) 4-Cody Hansen (15); 20. (DNF) 86-Donovan Peterson (5); (DNS) 20X-A.J. Moeller.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Derrik Lusk (2); 2. 14-Jody Rosenboom (1); 3. 17B-Ryan Bickett (4); 4. 4J-Lee Grosz (3); 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska (5); 6. 41A-Justin Henderson (6); 7. 33-James Broty (7).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 13JM-Jordan Martens (4); 2. 33S-Trevor Smith (2); 3. 17H-Brandon Halverson (6); 4. 20-Brant O'Banion (5); 5. 4-Cody Hansen (3); 6. 75-Brandon Geldner (7); (DNS) 20X-A.J. Moeller.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11X-Gregg Bakker (2); 2. 86-Donovan Peterson (1); 3. 6-Eric Lutz (6); 4. 2H-Bill Boles (4); 5. 75B-Tommy Barber (3); 6. 10J-Justin Jacobsma (5); 7. (DNF) 2OP-Dylan Opdahl (7).

HEARTLAND STEEL RACESAVER SPRINT CARS

PRESENTED BY WYFFELS HYBRIDS

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 05-Colin Smith (6); 2. 5-Brady Forbrook (12); 3. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (7); 4. 7-Johnny Sullivan (4); 5. 20-Brant O'Banion (5); 6. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (11); 7. 10-Trevor Serbus (15); 8. 1S-Ryan Voss (3); 9. 23-Brandon Bosma (8); 10. 5J-Javen Ostermann (13); 11. 7X-Shane Fick (16); 12. 17V-Casey Abbas (18); 13. 7D-Dave Becker (1); 14. 7JL-Jared Jansen (17); 15. (DNF) 1CC-Clayton Christensen (20); 16. (DNF) 8-Jacob Hughes (9); 17. (DNF) 15J-James Weber (19); 18. (DNF) 22-Kaleb Johnson (10); 19. (DNF) 84-Matt Fredericksen (14); 20. (DNF) 7L-Jesse Lindberg (2); (DNS) 45-Monty Ferriera.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 51A-Elliot Amdahl (4); 2. 7D-Dave Becker (1); 3. 1S-Ryan Voss (2); 4. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (6); 5. 5J-Javen Ostermann (3); 6. 7X-Shane Fick (5); 7. 17V-Casey Abbas (7).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1CC-Clayton Christensen (3); 2. 7-Johnny Sullivan (2); 3. 22-Kaleb Johnson (5); 4. 5-Brady Forbrook (6); 5. 23-Brandon Bosma (4); 6. 84-Matt Fredericksen (7); (DNS) 45-Monty Ferriera.

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 20-Brant O'Banion (2); 2. 8-Jacob Hughes (4); 3. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (1); 4. 05-Colin Smith (3); 5. 10-Trevor Serbus (5); 6. 7JL-Jared Jansen (6); 7. 15J-James Weber (7).

NSL NON-WING SPRINT CARS PRESENTED BY HITCHDOC

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 7-Clinton Bruns (8); 2. 0-Alex Schriever (2); 3. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (6); 4. 2K-Jimmy Kouba (1); 5. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (7); 6. 7X-Doug Martens (9); 7. 38-Miles Grein (5); 8. 87-Mike Mueller (11); (DNS) 1A-Brad Anderson; (DNS) 6-Jake Kouba; (DQ) 0X-Brandon Stevenson (4).

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Clinton Bruns (2); 2. 38-Miles Grein (1); 3. 0X-Brandon Stevenson (4); 4. 0-Alex Schriever (3); 5. 7X-Doug Martens (5); 6. 87-Mike Mueller (6).

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 13MJ-Brandon Halverson (1); 2. 3K-Jeremy Kerzman (4); 3. 6-Jake Kouba (2); 4. 2K-Jimmy Kouba (3); 5. 1A-Brad Anderson (5).

UP NEXT -

Friday through Sunday for the 360 Nationals featuring Midwest Sprint Touring Series and Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series 360ci winged sprint cars and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc

MEDIA LINKS -

Website: http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JacksonMotorplx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonSpeedway/?fref=ts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonmotorplex/

JACKSON MOTORPLEX -

Jackson Motorplex is a recently renovated 4/10-mile dirt oval located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts weekly races on most Fridays from May through September with Outlaw Sprints Fueled by Casey's General Stores 410 winged sprint cars, 360 winged sprint cars, Heartland Steel RaceSaver sprint cars presented by Wyffels Hybrids and NSL non-wing sprint cars presented by HitchDoc among the featured classes. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .

 

 

Jared Zimbardi Gets It Done at Outlaw Speedway

(Dundee, NY) Not very often does it take this long in the season for five-time Patriot Sprint Tour series champion Jared Zimbardi to find himself in victory lane, but Friday night was shockingly his first win all season as the Bradford, PA pilot scored the victory over Joe Trenca and hard charging Jordan Thomas.

The win was not easy as Zimbardi had to hold off stout competition in Joe Trenca as well as Jonathan Preston and Kyle Drum in the first half of the race.

Two cautions occurred in the first four laps of the 25 lap A Main, one of which included PST point leader, Chuck Hebing, who fell off the pace on lap four. His night would come to an end early.

Kyle Drum, who started 9th was immediately vying for a top five position in the opening laps, and once he was able to crack into the top five, the Wayland, NY driver continued to make a push to the front.

Drum continued to clear cars as circuits ticked away and by lap ten, Drum was in the runner up position chasing Zimbardi the race leader. Drum continued to run the bottom side of the race track and get himself almost wing to wing with his brother in law. Then on lap 12, Drum would make contact with a safety tire off turn two damaging his front end and the 47’s night would be complete.

Another driver who was making a strong charge to the front was 15th starter Jordan Thomas who by lap four was already up to spot seven.

Several laps later, Thomas would get into the top five and begin to battle for that final podium spot with Jonathan Preston and Darryl Ruggles. On lap 21, Josh Azzi would spin in turn one and try to keep it going but would end clipping third place runner Jonathan Preston. Preston, who had nowhere to go, would get put on his side bringing out the red flag.

The battle for third was amazing but so was the battle for the race lead between Joe Trenca and Jared Zimbardi. The low lane was fast all night for Trenca and he was able to get a great run on lap 19 to take the race lead but that lead was very brief as Zimbardi would take it right back on lap 20.

The last thing Trenca needed was that red flag on lap 21 as Zimbardi was able to get back out into clean air on the restart and pull away from the rest of the field. Zimbardi would cross the line first over Joe Trenca, Jordan Thomas, Darryl Ruggles and Scott Goodrich would take home a career best fifth place finish.

Jordan Thomas was the obvious choice for the Casey’s Truck Salvage ‘Salvage of the night’ award after having a mishap during qualifying and was forced to start 15th but salvaged the night by finishing third.

David Just was the final car to take the checkered and he would be awarded with the Prestige Pool & Spa Final Finisher award.

Heat Race wins went to Jared Zimbardi, Pete Richardson, and Chuck Hebing. Kyle Drum was the Bonnell’s Collision Center Dash for Cash winner.

The championship battle is on as Chuck Hebing’s night ended early and Jordan Thomas came home in third so Hebing point lead is all but gone.

Five full point events remain with another one happening tonight (August 25) at Woodhull Raceway as we try for the fourth time at New York’s Toughest Bull Ring. We then travel to Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua for a Midweek affair this Wednesday, August 29th.

Fans as always are encouraged to check out www.patriotsprinttour.com, like us on facebook and follow @PatriotSprints on Instagram and Twitter.

A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour Quick Results

Outlaw Speedway

A Main: 1) 82-JARED ZIMBARDI (1) 2) 98-Joe Trenca 3) 79-Jordan Thomas 4) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles 5) 30-Scott Goodrich 6) 1Q-Thomas Radivoy 7) 61-Parker Evans 8) 38-Brad Knab 9) 13-Kieth Granholm 10) 54jr-Scott Just 11) X-Dan Bennett 12) 54J-Dave Just 13) 48A-Aysha Bay 14) 99K-Dan Kuhn 15) 22x-Jonathan Preston 16) 121-Steve Glover 17) 17z-Josh Azzi 18) 9-Kevin Carlson 19) 47-Kyle Drum 20) 22r-Mike Koehler 21) 25g-Tyler Graves 22) 45-Chuck Hebing 23) 67-Pete Richardson

Heat 1: 1) 82-Jared Zimbardi 2) 30-Scott Goodrich 3) 47-Kyle Drum 4) 54J-Dave Just 5) 61-Parker Evans 6) 79-Jordan Thomas 7) 25G-Tyler Graves 8) 99k-Dan Kuhn

Heat 2: 1) 67- Pete Richardson 2) 22-Jonathan Preston 3) 1Q-Thomas Radivoy 4) 98-Joe Trenca 5) 121-Steve Glover 6) 17-Josh Azzi 7) 9-Kevin Carlson 8) 48A-Alysha Bay

Heat 3: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing 2) X-Dan Bennett 3) 48jr- Darryl Ruggles 4) 22r-Mike Koehler 5) 38-Brad Knab 6) 13-Kieth Granholm 7) 54jr-Scott Just

Bonnell’s Collison Center Dash for Cash: 1) 47-Kyle Drum 2) 61-Parker Evans 3) 38-Brad Knab 4) 1Q-Thomas Radivoy 5) 22e-Mike Koehler 6) 121-Steve Glover

Patriot Sprint Tour Overall Point Standings: 1) 45-Chuck Hebing (1189) 2) 79-Jordan Thomas (1154) 3) 47-Kyle Drum (1027) 4) 30-Scott Goodrich (980) 5) 121-Steve Glover (942) 6) 67-Pete Richardson (916) 7) 10-Paulie Colagiovanni (854) 8) 17z-Josh Azzi (663) 9) 82-Jared Zimbardi (637) 10) 48jr-Darryl Ruggles (604)

 

Jeff Montgomery Sweeps NSRA Daffodil Cup Weekend At Western Speedway; NSRA To Take On King Of The Wings In September

By Ben Deatherage

Langford, British Columbia- The NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series made the journey to Western Speedway on Vancouver Island. The Langford, British Columbia facility hosted the historic Daffodil Cup, presented by P&R Truck Centre, on Friday, August 17th, and Saturday, the 18th. Around twenty cars from both the nations of Canada and the United States would be represented.

Langford pilot Jeff Montgomery scored the victory on night one for his first win of the 2018 with the NSRA series. Mainlanders Ron Larson, of Quesnel, was the runner-up and Langley’s Aaron Willison, in the Rod and Gord Rendle entry, finished third. The rest of the top five consisted of Kyle Vantright, from Langley, in fourth over the fifth finishing American Cameron Neisinger, based out of Everett, Washington.

Jeff Montgomery doubled up on the weekend by grabbing the win on Saturday night. American chauffeur Andy Alberding, from Roseburg, Oregon, got second while Victoria veteran Duane Zeinstra was third. Aaron Willison ended his weekend fourth with Kyle Vantreight rounding up the top five, in fifth.

At the end of Saturday with all of the points tabulated Jeff Montgomery was crowned the 2018 P&R Truck Centre Daffodil Cup champion. It marked the fifth occasion he has managed to accomplish such a feat and is now tied with Scott Aumen on the all-time list.

The NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series is gearing up for their final weekend of competition on the 2018 calendar. The series returns to Meridian Speedway on September 21st and 22nd with both nights being sanctioned by the King Of The West Sprintcar Series. At the end of the final night the NSRA champion will officially be crowned.

In other news the NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series would like to let their wonderful fans and race teams know about an additional upcoming event. Despite not being sanctioned by NSRA the Salt City 100 will be the unfortunate final kiss goodnight to the Rocky Mountain Raceway as it is set to close at the end of this year. Be sure and stay up to date with the NSRA Sprint Series by visiting the series website at www.nsraracing.com. Also, check out the official Facebook page and click “Like” to follow the tour via your favorite electronic devices.

Race Results:

P&R Truck Centre Daffodil Cup Night #1

NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series Race #6

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Western Speedway

Langford, British Columbia

A-Feature: 1. 33J-Jeff Montgomery; 2. 12-Ron Larson; 3. 14-Aaron Willison; 4. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 5. 12N-Cameron Neisinger; 6. 76-Andy Alberding; 7. 23-Johnny Giesler; 8. 32-Ryan Orchard; 9. 25J-Sierra Giesler; 10. 98H-Matt Hein; 11. 41-Dave Willison; 12. 7-Randy DuBois; 13. 00-Guy Barrett; 14. 28-Colton Nelson; 15. 43-Matt Verhagen; 16. 65-Levi Rose; 17. 57-Chris Schmelzle; 18. 00R-Tom Root; 19. 33-Kyle Alberding; 20. 11-Duane Zeinstra

P&R Truck Centre Daffodil Cup Night #2

NSRA Winged Sprintcar Series Race #7

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Western Speedway

Langford, British Columbia

A-Feature: 1. 33-Jeff Montgomery; 2. 76-Andy Alberding; 3. 11-Duane Zeintsra; 4. 14-Aaron Willison; 5. 66-Kyle Vantreight; 6. 33-Kyle Alberding; 7. 7-Randy DuBois; 8. 41-Dave Willison; 9. 25J-Sierra Giesler; 10. 98H-Matt Hein; 11. 12-Ron Larson; 12. 00-Guy Barrett; 13. 32-Ryan Orchard; 14. 12N-Cameron Neisinger; 15. 57-Chris Schmelzle; 16. 28-Colton Nelson; 17. 65-Levi Rose; 18. 43-Matt Verhagen; 19. 00R-Tom Root

 

 

WESTBROOK WINS AGAIN AT SOUTH BUXTON

By Tommy Goudge with files from Kerri Wright

MERLIN, Ontario (August 18, 2018) – Dylan Westbrook continued his mastery of South Buxton Raceway on Saturday night, as the defending Southern Ontario Sprints champion took his fourth consecutive win at the unique D-shaped 1/3 mile track.

Cory Turner and Ryan Turner entered the weekend first and second in the SOS championship points standings, and the brothers started the South Buxton feature race side-by-side on the front row. Dylan Westbrook started 6th, but the 2016 and 2017 SOS champion quickly moved up to dice with Cory and Ryan for the win. With only one yellow flag to slow the action, traffic came into play on the tricky South Buxton track; Westbrook prevailed to take his 16th career SOS feature win, and fourth at South Buxton.

Ryan Turner, Cory Turner, local favourite Tyler Hendricks, and Warren Mahoney rounded out the top five, while Shawn Sliter, Frank Baranowski, Jamie Turner, Curtis Gartly, and Kyle Phillips took top ten spots. Heat races were claimed by Ryan Turner and Tyler Hendricks, while Jamie Turner took the win in the Gilleta Flooring Dash For Cash.

Westbrook’s runner-up at Ohsweken on Friday and win at South Buxton on Saturday moved the defending champ into second in the 2018 SOS championship standings, 49 points behind Cory Turner, who finished 6th at Ohsweken. Ryan Turner is now third in the standings, followed by Shawn Sliter, Jamie Turner, Warren Mahoney, Frank Baranowski, Tyler Hendricks, Josh Sliter, and Steve Lyons.

Next on the Southern Ontario Sprints schedule is the 16th annual Labour Day Classic weekend at Brighton Speedway. Two full points SOS events anchor the big weekend coming up on Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2. For additional event information visit www.brightonspeedway.ca

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT 2018 SEASON EVENT #7 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2018 SOUTH BUXTON RACEWAY – MERLIN, ONTARIO, CANADA

ENTRY LIST (Number Name – Hometown) 6 Curtis Gartly – Thamesford, Ontario 9b Scott Burke – Charing Cross, Ontario 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario 15 Mike Ferrell – London, Ontario 21 Kyle Phillips – Grand Island, New York 21b John Burbridge Jr. – St. Williams, Ontario 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, Ontario 22x Al Gilleta Jr. – St. Catharines, Ontario 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, Ontario 38 Tyler Hendricks – Chatham, Ontario 47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, Ontario 55 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, Ontario 66 Frank Baranowski – Mount Hope, Ontario 71s Josh Sliter – Port Colborne, Ontario 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario

HEAT RACE #1 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 91 Ryan Turner (2), 2. 97 Cory Turner (1), 3. 47x Dylan Westbrook (5), 4. 25 Warren Mahoney (4), 5. 11 Jamie Turner (6), 6. 9b Scott Burke (3), 7. 21 Kyle Phillips (7), 8. 22x Al Gilleta Jr. (8)

HEAT RACE #2 (8 laps – Top 3 redrew for A-Feature starting positions) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 38 Tyler Hendricks (1), 2. 55 Mike Thorne (2), 3. 66 Frank Baranowski (3), 4. 22 Shawn Sliter (8), 5. 6 Curtis Gartly (5), 6. 15 Mike Ferrell (7), 7. 71s Josh Sliter (6), 8. 21b John Burbridge Jr. (4)

GILLETA FLOORING DASH FOR CASH (4 Laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 11 Jamie Turner (1), 2. 6 Curtis Gartly (2), 3. 21 Kyle Phillips (3), 4. 71s Josh Sliter (4)

A-FEATURE (25 laps) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook (6) 2. 91 Ryan Turner (2) 3. 97 Cory Turner (1) 4. 38 Tyler Hendricks (3) 5. 25 Warren Mahoney (7) 6. 22 Shawn Sliter (8) 7. 66 Frank Baranowski (5) 8. 11 Jamie Turner (9) 9. 6 Curtis Gartly (10) 10. 21 Kyle Phillips (13) 11. 71s Josh Sliter (14) 12. 15 Mike Ferrell (12) 13. 21b John Burbridge Jr. (16) 14. 9b Scott Burke (11) 15. 22x Al Gilleta Jr. (15) 16. 55 Mike Thorne (4) Hard Charger – Dylan Westbrook +5 (6th to 1st)

2018 SEASON A-FEATURE WINNERS Dylan Westbrook – 2 (Brighton June 16, South Buxton August 18); Cory Turner – 1 (Brighton July 7); Ryan Turner – 1 (Brighton July 28); Scott Kreutter – 1 (Ohsweken August 17)

2018 SOS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS – TOP 10 (As of August 18, 2018) Rank. Number Name (Hometown) Points Total 1. 97 Cory Turner (Caistor Centre, Ontario) 802; 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, Ontario) 753; 3. 91 Ryan Turner (Caistor Centre, Ontario) 748; 4. 22 Shawn Sliter (Port Colborne, Ontario) 663; 5. 11 Jamie Turner (Caistor Centre, Ontario) 645; 6. 25 Warren Mahoney (Lefroy, Ontario) 622; 7. 66 Frank Baranowski (Mount Hope, Ontario) 598; 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (Chatham, Ontario) 579; 9. 71s Josh Sliter (Port Colborne, Ontario) 539; 10. 9 Steve Lyons (Carlisle, Ontario) 527

UP NEXT: Brighton Speedway Labour Day Classic Weekend, Brighton, Ontario Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2 About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2018 marks the 23rd year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints tour. The 2018 schedule consists of 12 events at four different race tracks in Ontario; each SOS tour event pays a minimum of $1,200-to-win and $240-to-start. Visit www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca for more information.

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2018 partners, including Brighton Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, South Buxton Raceway, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and Kreitz Oval Track Parts.

 

 

KREUTTER CLAIMS OHSWEKEN WIN

By Clayton Johns

OHSWEKEN, Ont. (August 17, 2018) – Scott Kreutter grabbed his first career Ohsweken win in the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car versus Southern Ontario Sprints Feature on Friday night.

Adam West and Mack DeMan paced the field to the green flag for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Cars versus Southern Ontario Sprints 25-lap Feature. Before the race hit turn one though, Mike Thorne and Scott Burke were flipping wildly upside down. Both drivers were uninjured, but their cars were destroyed.

West pulled into the pits prior to the restart, handing the inside of the front row to Alden, NY native Scott Kreutter for the complete restart. Kreutter took full advantage as he drove to the lead on the opening lap and paced the field to the first caution on lap four.

Following the restart, Kreutter was in traffic by lap nine and led a three-car breakaway from the field with Dylan Westbrook and DeMan following. Kreutter stayed about 10 car lengths ahead of Westbrook or DeMan, who repeatedly switched the second spot, until the final caution of the race on lap 23 when Jim Huppunen spun at the top of turn three while running in the top-10.

Kreutter was strong on the green-white-checkered finish and scored his first career win here at Ohsweken over Westbrook, who took the runner-up spot from DeMan on the final lap. Mikey Kruchka and Steve Lyons rounded out the top-five. Lyons, Kreutter and Westbrook were heat race winners earlier in the night.

SOUTHERN ONTARIO SPRINTS RACE REPORT 2018 SEASON EVENT #6 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018 OHSWEKEN SPEEDWAY – OHSWEKEN, ONTARIO, CANADA

A-Feature (25 laps – No Time) Finish. Number Name (Starting Position) 1. 49 Scott Kreutter (3); 2. 47x Dylan Westbrook (5); 3. 17x Mack DeMan (2); 4. 0 Mikey Kruchka (6); 5. 9 Steve Lyons (4); 6. 97 Cory Turner (8); 7. 14h Jim Huppunen (9); 8. 38 Tyler Hendricks (7); 9. 22 Shawn Sliter (10); 10. 6 Curtis Gartly (11); 11. 21 John Burbridge Jr. (23); 12. 11 Jamie Turner (13); 13. 21 Kyle Phillips (22); 14. 15 Dan Nanticoke (19); 15. 25 Warren Mahoney (20); 16. 66 Frank Baranowski (24); 17. DNF 91 Ryan Turner (15); 18. 22x Al Gilletta Jr. (18); 19. DNF 71s Josh Sliter (25); 20. DNF 0c Cole MacDonald (17); 21. DNF 15F Mike Ferrell (21); 22. 44 Barry Dunn (14); 23. 30 Adam West (1); 24. 55 Mike Thorne (12); 25. 9b Scott Burke (16) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Scott Kreutter 1-25 Hard Charger – John Burbridge Jr. +12 (23rd to 11th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – 1:56.426) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 9 Steve Lyons – Carlisle, ON (3); 2. 0 Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton, ON (7); 3. 22 Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, ON (1); 4. 97 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (8); 5. 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (5); 6. 0c Cole MacDonald – Waterdown, ON (6); 7. 25 Warren Mahoney – Lefroy, ON (4); 8. 71s Josh Sliter – Port Colborne, ON (2); 9. 66 Frank Baranowski – Hamilton, ON (9)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 49 Scott Kreutter – Alden, NY, USA (7); 2. 38 Tyler Hendricks – Pain Court, ON (6); 3. 30 Adam West – Ridgetown, ON (2); 4. 14h Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, ON (5); 5. 91 Ryan Turner – Caistor Centre, ON (3); 6. 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, ON (4); 7. 21p Kyle Phillips – Grand Island, NY, USA (1); 8. 15F Mike Ferrell – London, ON (8)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – No Time) Finish. # Name, Hometown (Starting Position) 1. 47x Dylan Westbrook – Scotland, ON (3); 2. 17x Mack DeMan – Mississauga, ON (7); 3. 6 Curtis Gartly – Thamesford, ON (1); 4. 55 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, ON (6); 5. 9b Scott Burke – Charing Cross, ON (2); 6. 44 Barry Dunn – Springfield, ON (5); 7. 22x Al Gilletta Jr. – St. Catharines, ON (8); 8. 21 John Burbridge Jr. – St. Williams, ON (4)

2018 SEASON A-FEATURE WINNERS Dylan Westbrook – 1 (Brighton June 16); Cory Turner – 1 (Brighton July 7); Ryan Turner – 1 (Brighton July 28); Scott Kreutter – 1 (Ohsweken August 17) About the Southern Ontario Sprints: Founded in 1996, the Southern Ontario Sprints series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. 2018 marks the 23rd year of operation for the Southern Ontario Sprints tour. The 2018 schedule consists of 12 events at four different race tracks in Ontario; each SOS tour event pays a minimum of $1,200-to-win and $240-to-start. Visit www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca for more information.

Website: www.SouthernOntarioSprints.ca Twitter: @SOSsprints Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SouthernOntarioSprints YouTube: www.YouTube.com/user/SOSsprints

The Southern Ontario Sprints would like to thank their 2018 partners, including Brighton Speedway, Merrittville Speedway, Ohsweken Speedway, South Buxton Raceway, the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, www.ImageFactor.ca, and Kreitz Oval Track Parts.

 

 

Ruggles Claims CRSA/Land of Legends Challenge Series Crown

For Immediate Release August 20th, 2018 CRSA Series Announcer/Public Relations - Toby LaGrange

Canandaigua, NY – The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series traveled to the Land of Legends Raceway for the final time in the 2018 season Saturday night. When all was said and done, it was a familiar face sitting in victory lane.

That face was Darryl Ruggles. Ruggles, of Canandaigua, New York not only picked up the 20 lap A-Main event win, he was also crowned champion of the five race, and of Legends/CRSA Challenge Series.

Alysha Baye and Brandon Griffin led the field to the green with Griffin taking the early lead. Griffin would hold the top spot until being held up in lapped traffic late in the event. This allowed Ruggles to close in and take the lead.

Ruggles held the lead until the end to claim the win over Griffin, Johnny Kolosek, Alysha Baye and Dan Bennett. Heat races were won by Kolosek, Bate and Bennett.

The SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment is scheduled to return to action Saturday night, August 25th at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York.

Please visit the SuperGen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series online at www.crsasprintcars.com, on Facebook (CRSA Sprints) and on Twitter (@CRSAsprints).

The Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA Sprint Car Series recognizes the following marketing partners for the 2018 season: SuperGen Products, Champion Power Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tire, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hennessy Wine & Liquor, Kennedy’s Towing, CNY Power Sports, Prestige Pool & Spa, Johnny’s Service Center, Chuck Alessi Plumbing & Heating, Neiger’s Service Center, Just Signs & Designs, Ruggles World of Autobody & Graphics, ProFab Engineering, Magsarus Ignitions, Mike Emhof Motorsports, Maguire Family of Dealerships.

Round #11 – Land of Legends Raceway (20 laps): 1. 48jr.-Darryl Ruggles, 2. 75-Brandyn Griffin, 3. 26j-Johnny Kolosek, 4. 48a-Alysha Bay, 5. X-Dan Bennett, 6. 1q-Thomas Radivoy, 7. 3a-Jeff Trombley, 8. 66-Erik Karlsen, 9. 42-Jesse Pruchnik, 10. 98t-Tyler Jashembowski,11. 19em-Emily VanInwegen , 12. m1-Justin Mills, 13. 18c-Dan Craun, 14. 121-Steve Glover, 15. 74-Eric Kurtz, 16. 4-Tim Smith, 17. 19j-Mike Jackson, 18. 38-Jason Whipple

 

 

 

Furr Outduels Sanders in Traffic For Fourth Ocean Sprints Pres. by Taco Bravo Score of Season

(PETERSEN MEDIA- Watsonville, CA)- Fans were treated to quite the show on Friday night at Ocean Speedway as Justin Sanders and Brad Furr went toe to toe for the feature event victory with Brad Furr getting the better end of the battle in lap traffic as he scored his fourth Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo win of the season.

Billy Aton and Justin Sanders would bring the field to green for the Johnny Key Classic Tune Up feature event, and it would be Aton leading the field through turns one and two untiil Sanders got by and three and four and began opening his lead up as he chased after his fifth series win of the season.

Getting into traffic by the fourth lap, Sanders looked strong out front as Aton, Brad Furr and Ryan Bernal threw it down for the second spot behind him as the trio navigated through slower traffic as well.

The first half of the race would go non-stop until a three car colsion involving Vaugh Schoot, Kurt Nelson, and Gary Nelson, Jr brought things to a stand still.

When the action rsumed, Sanders continued to lead the way over Aton, Furr, Bernal, and young masher, Colby Johnson who rounded out the Top-Five. An incident on the restart would see Glenn Bryan and Richard Fajardo get together and end both their nights as the cautin would quickly waive again.

Following the race’s final caution on the 18th lap, the action would be top notch during the final 12 laps as all eyes would be on the battle up front between the two standouts, Sanders and Furr.

While Sanders looked to have the race well in control as he would open up nearly a straight away lead, traffic would slow him down as Furr and Bernal were able to get by Aton to take over second and third.

As Furr no had no lead lap cars between himself and Sanders, he would reel in the leader as Kalib Henry subsquently got by Koen Shaw to overtake the fifth position.

With just five laps to go in the race, Sanders and feel immense pressure from Furr and the battle was on. In turn three and four on lthe 25th lap, Furr would bring the crowd to their feet as he moved by Sanders to offically lead the 26th lap as Sanders would dive low in one and two looking to counter, but would be unsucessful.

Sticking with Furr, Sanders would be un able to find a way back by as Furr would go on to win for the second week in a row and bring his season total to four as Sanders would settle for second followed by Bernal, Aton, and Kalib Henry rounding out the Top-Five.

Colby Johnson would kick the night off by earning Ray Scheidt’s Electric quick time, as Aton, Jarrett Soares, and Bernal would each win heat races and Aton would win the Dash.

Chris Nelson would gain seven positions to earn the High Five Pizza Hard Charger award, and Kurt Nelson would be the Beer Optics Hard Luck Award reciepent after his night ended on the lap 14 incident.

2018 Winners- Justin Sanders (March 30th), Bud Kaeding (April 13th), Justin Sanders (April 27th), Brad Furr (May 4th), Bud Kaeding (May 11th), Koen Shaw (June 15th), Justin Sanders (July 6th), Brad Furr (July 13th), Tanner Thorson (July 20th) Justin Sanders (July 27th), Brad Furr (August 10th), Brad Furr (August 17th).

ON TAP- Saturday night the Civil War Series pres. by Flowmaster and the Ocean Sprints pres. by Taco Bravo square off for the 58th Annual Johnny Key Classic that will boast a nice $5000 to win, and $400 to start!

STAY CONNECTED- Stay up to speed with all things Ocean Speedway by visiting the website at www.racepmg.com, by following us on Twitter @Ocean_Speedway, or by liking us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Ocean-Speedway-169905873046770/.

Ocean Speedway is located at 2601 E. Lake Ave Watsonville, CA 95076.

 

 

Daum Snaps Dry Spell, Victorious at Cornfest

Sun Prairie, WI - Breaking his 2018 dry spell, Zach Daum claimed his first win of 2018 with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, arriving in victory lane at the famed Angell Park Speedway. Daum's win also came during Sun Prairie Cornfest, making him the 22nd different driver to win in Cornfest competition.

Starting outside front row to rookie Maria Cofer, who earned her first career pole with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Daum fell in line in the second position as the field thinned out and fell in line. By lap five, Daum was able to make his move and pounced into the lead, stealing the position from Cofer. From there on Daum stretched his lead as Jason McDougal worked past Cofer and into the second position. By lap 13 Daum encountered lapped traffic, and quickly tried to dispatch the traffic to keep distance between himself and McDougal.

The only caution to slow the field, resulting from a spun David Budres in turn two, the field lined back up with five laps to go. Returning to racing, Daum was able to keep enough space between himself and McDougal to take the checkers. Tyler Thomas finished fourth, with Tanner Carrick rounding out the top five.

"This is just as special as the Pepsi win last year," said Zach Daum. "That was the only midget race we got to win last year. I just freaking love this place. There's just no better atmosphere, there's no better place to go racing that Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. I can't thank Wayne Green enough for letting me run this racecar. I feel like the only guy that believes in me right now lives in New Zealand. I'm happy to get him his first win over in the states. I just can't thank him enough. This deal came together kind of at the last minute. This is a Bullet car and obviously Keith makes them work pretty good. Last night we struggled, we were just way too tight. I was trying to do the same stuff that I do with my other car and you just can't do it. I think we hit on something here."

"It was a real good night," stated Tucker Klaasmeyer. "The invert gets you on one night and it works to your benefit the next night. Starting sixth on a track like this is almost better than starting on the pole. I got to go wherever I want, try whatever I wanted and I think I found something fairly unique down in three and four. It was really good. Hat's off to Al and Keith. I kind of screwed up last night, so I was trying to make up for it tonight." "It's always good getting to see Scott Petry out at the track and it looks like we had a pretty good night overall," commented Jason McDougal. "We didn't tear anything up. I can't thank my supporters and Scott enough, and all the guys at the shop for giving me this opportunity."

Midgets

Speedway Motors Heat Race Winners: Heat 1: 25 - JERRY COONS, JR., Heat 2: 91T - TYLER THOMAS, Heat 3: 57 - CHASE MCDERMAND, Heat 4: 8C - JOHNNY PETROZELLE, Heat 5: 38 - JEFF ZELINSKI

Racing Electronics C Feature Winner: 71X - KYLE KOCH

Toyota Semi Feature Winner: 9K - KYLE SCHUETT

Mesilla Valley Transportation Feature Winner: 5D - ZACH DAUM

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 5D - ZACH DAUM 2. 27 - TUCKER KLAASMEYER 3. 15 - JASON MCDOUGAL 4. 91T - TYLER THOMAS 5. 71K -TANNER CARRICK 6. 25 - JERRY COONS, JR. 7. 97 - MARIA COFER 8. 3N - JAKE NEUMAN 9. 67 - HOLLY SHELTON 10. 71 - RYAN ROBINSON 11. 72 - SAM JOHNSON 12. 9K - KYLE SCHUETT 13. 35 - KEVIN THOMAS, JR. 14. 3W - BRANDON WAELTI 15. 21KS - KARTER SARFF 16. 14JR - HOLLEY HOLLAN 17. 1 - SCOTT HATTON 18. 79 - BLAKE CARRICK 19. 23 - DAVID BUDRES 20. 57 - CHASE MCDERMAND 21. 31 - RAY SEACH 22. 8C - JOHNNY PETROZELLE

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Official TSCS Race Report
Mike Mueller Masters Ogilvie for Tabor Memorial Victory

Ogilvie, MN
By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (8-18-18)

The "Oak Grove Outlaw" Mike Mueller added his name to the win list this season when the defending UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional Sprint Car Series champion drove to victory at the Ogilvie Raceway on Saturday August 18 during the running of the 7th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial on Mastell Brothers Trailer Service 30th Anniversary Night at the popular central Minnesota track. Mueller recorded his 11th career TSCS feature win and added the Big O to his track win list in TSCS competition. Mueller has now won TSCS point races at eight different tracks dating back to his first season behind the wheel of a non-winged sprint car in 2013. The win paid Mueller $410, as GRP Motorsports added some money to first place for what was termed the Tom Harris 410 Award by GRP. Mueller and his team celebrated in Rock Auto Victory Lane in front of a packed grandstands and then again in the pit area following the races. Mueller currently sits in second in the season point standings behind his good friend and fellow competitor Cam Schafer.

A decent field of (18) Traditional sprint cars signed into the pits on a pleasant summer evening for the second of two appearances at the Big O. Racing with a heavy heart following the recent passing of a long-time friend and crew member, Steve Steinkraus, Johnny Parsons III won the Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions first heat. Mike Mueller won the Rock Auto second heat while Harry Hanson picked up the win in the GRP Motorsports third heat. All three heats ran caution-free and each heat winner received $34 from Margaret Tabor. When all eighteen teams came up to draw for their heat race starting spots, envelopes containing $34 were given to each of them in honor and memory of Davey Tabor and his 34TW car number.

Brad Peterson drew the pole position for the 25 lap feature with Parsons outside of him in row one. Peterson led the opening lap, but it was Mike Mueller from his inside row two starting spot quickly moving past Peterson on lap two for the lead. A few laps later, Parsons retired to the infield with apparent mechanical woes. Mueller opened up a bit of a lead until he encountered lapped traffic. The battle for the lead then got very interesting, as Joseph Kouba and Harry Hanson closed in on Mueller and began to challenge him for the top spot. At one point, the race for the lead was three wide coming off turn two with Mueller just barely able to fend off the challengers. Mueller finally was able to regain a bit of a margin when he cleared the group of lapped cars. The race ran 25 laps green to checkers with Mueller picking up his first win of the season. Harry Hanson, Joseph Kouba, ninth starter Scott Brandt and current point leader Cam Schafer completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten finishers were 13th starter Jon Lewerer, Brad Peterson, Rob Caho, Sr. Bryan Roach and Cody Emmans. Fifteen cars were still running at the finish.

It was great to see Jon Lewerer back out racing again following a hard crash at the Spring Lake Speedway back on July 13. Bryan Roach got a car for Jon and with a team effort type of attitude it all came together for Jon's return at Ogilvie. Lewerer earned the $100 GRP Motorsports "Dean Reller" Hard Charger Award for his effort. A shout out also goes to Rocket Rob Caho, Sr. who made his TSCS debut in his son's #78 sprint car with his motor under the hood. Rob certainly has not lost his touch behind the wheel of a sprint car, racing forward from 11th to finish 8th. The elder Caho has been, in recent years, running in a vintage sprint car class on several occasions.

The POWRi Lucas Oil Traditional sprints will be in action on Friday and Saturday August 24-25 at the Cedar Lake Speedway for the 1st Annual Traditional Challenge highlighted by twin features each night with the hope that all cars that participate from five different sanctioning bodies will be able to run a feature race. Following the heats, which have passing and finishing points, the field will be put in order of points and all odd cars in the points will race in the first feature while all even cars in the points will race in the second feature. Each feature pays $500 to win on Friday and then they will do it all over again on Saturday and race for $600 to win each feature. If a driver wins a feature on both Friday and Saturday, a $250 bonus will be added to their winnings. The UMSS winged sprints will join the program on Saturday night. Keep tabs on all of the POWRi UMSS Lucas Oil Traditional sprint car action by visiting our website at www.umsprints.com or by following the series on Facebook and My Race Pass.

TSCS Race Results - Ogilvie Raceway August 18, 2018 (Race #14)
7th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial

POWRi Lucas Oil A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller, [3]; 2. 7-Harry Hanson, [6]; 3. 55-Joseph Kouba, [5]; 4. 7B-Scott Brandt, [9]; 5. 14-Cam Schafer, [7]; 6. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [13]; 7. 93-Brad Peterson, [1]; 8. 78-Rob Caho, [11]; 9. 99-Bryan Roach, [4]; 10. 33C-Cody Emmans, [17]; 11. K1-Kevin Lear, [12]; 12. 48-Neal Matuska, [8]; 13. 19-Gary Mueller, [10]; 14. 2J-John Lowe, [15]; 15. 5-Troy Gessner, [14]; 16. (DNF) 12-Johnny Parsons III, [2]; 17. (DNF) 19B-Jack Berger, [16]; (DNS) 77E-Bob Englund,
Lap Leaders: Peterson 1, Mike Mueller 2-25. No cautions! Mueller earned the "Tom Harris 410 Award" from GRP Motorsports for his victory.

PIRTEK Fluid Transfer Solutions Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 12-Johnny Parsons III, [2]; 2. 99-Bryan Roach, [3]; 3. 14-Cam Schafer, [5]; 4. 78-Rob Caho, [4]; 5. 2J-John Lowe, [1]; 6. 19B-Jack Berger, [6]
Lap Leader: Parsons 1-10. No cautions. Heat win in memory of Steiny!

Rock Auto Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 87-Mike Mueller, [2]; 2. 55-Joseph Kouba, [4]; 3. 19-Gary Mueller, [1]; 4. 7B-Scott Brandt, [6]; 5. 69S-Jon Lewerer, [5]; 6. 33C-Cody Emmans, [3]
Lap Leader: Mike Mueller 1-10. No cautions.

GRP Motorsports Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 7-Harry Hanson, [1]; 2. 93-Brad Peterson, [3]; 3. 48-Neal Matuska, [5]; 4. K1-Kevin Lear, [4]; 5. 5-Troy Gessner, [2]; 6. 77E-Bob Englund, [6]
Lap Leader: Hanson 1-10. No cautions.

 

 

Mack DeMan Scores Win in Inaugural Action Sprint Tour Stop at Brighton Speedway

Photo by Rod Henderson

BRIGHTON, Ont. (August 18, 2018) – Mack DeMan didn’t hold back at all in his return to Crate Sprint Car racing as the Mississauga, Ont. native started on the pole and led all 20 laps to earn victory with the Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com at Brighton Speedway on Saturday, August 18.

Although it was DeMan’s first career start with the Action Sprint Tour, the veteran racer is no rookie as he is the all-time Crate Sprint Car wins leader at Ohsweken Speedway and recently graduated to become a 360 Sprint Car racer. DeMan also became the fourth different winner in 8 series races this season. DeMan was driving for his former full-time car owner, Daren Barr.

“It’s super cool,” DeMan said of the win in Victory Lane. “There’s so many talented drivers in this division. Jacob Dykstra and Shone Evans, these guys are going to be putting on a show in a 360 soon.”

“The track really changed tonight,” DeMan continued. “The bottom was quick early, but then the No.87x was on the outside and Dykstra was up there too. So I had to go try it too. It’s just a great win for the Barr family. This was my first time ever racing a dirt track that I like more than Ohsweken. What a great little bullring, great facility and the track prep was great. It was just a fantastic night all around.”

A fantastic crowd was on hand at Brighton to watch DeMan and Holly Porter bring the 18-car field to the green flag after both drivers declined the Durnin Motors Front Row Challenge and the chance to earn a bonus $500 if either could win from the 12th starting spot.

On the initial start, teenager driver Liam Martin of Binbrook, Ont. made contact with the outside wall and suffered damage to the car’s right front, ending his night. DeMan established a lead again on the restart with Porter and third-starting Jacob Dykstra giving chase.

The second caution of the race came on lap eight when Fonthill, Ont. driver Steven Beckett made contact with an implement tire which resulted in a broken left-front and ended his race early. DeMan was again the point man on the ensuing restart while Holly Porter maintained second, but with a narrow advantage over Shone Evans, who took third on the restart and quickly entered the battle up front after starting sixth.

On lap 14, Evans made his move on Porter to take the second spot and set out to track down DeMan while Dykstra and Hannah Ferrell raced in the top-five. The third and final caution came with 18 laps completed when Brian Nanticoke ended up facing the wrong way in turn four. Ferrell also took her Barr Motorsports No.4 pit side during the yellow, ending her race two laps shy of the scheduled distance.

The green-white-checkered finish produced an epic finish between DeMan, Evans, Porter and Dykstra. Restarting in fourth, Dykstra raced past both Evans and Porter to take second on lap 19. DeMan managed to hold off the fury of action behind him to score the victory, while Dykstra earned the runner-up spot ahead of Evans, Porter and Aaron Turkey.

Earlier in the night during heat race action, local pilot Brandon Murrell came together with Dereck Lemyre in turn four, resulting in Lemyre’s No.56 rolling on its side. Lemyre’s Burger Barn Racing team was able to replace the top wing and compete in the Feature event.

The Action Sprint Tour continues its inaugural season on Sunday, September 2 at Humberstone Speedway for its second-to-last race of the season before crowning the first champion at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday, September 7. _________________ Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Race Report August 18, 2018 Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ontario, Canada Total Entries – 18

Entry List No. Name – Hometown 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ont. 1 Holly Porter – Delhi, Ont. 1eh Paul Klager – Beamsville, Ont. 3b Blaine Barrow – Welland, Ont. 4 Hannah Ferrell – Vanessa, Ont. 4b Mack DeMan – Mississauga, Ont. 5d Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ont. 9c Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ont. 12 Brad Herron – Waterford, Ont. 19 Brandon Murrell – Gores Landing, Ont. 28 Jordan Hill – Ohsweken, Ont. 29 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ont. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, Ont. 49h Jerry Hill – Hagersville, Ont. 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ont. 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ont. 87x Shone Evans – Scotland, Ont. 88h Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ont.

A-Feature (20 laps) Finish. # Name (Starting Position) 1. 4b Mack DeMan (1); 2. 5d Jacob Dykstra (3); 3. 87x Shone Evans (5); 4. 1 Holly Porter (2); 5. 68 Aaron Turkey (9); 6. 88h Josh Hansen (7); 7. 28 Jordan Hill (14); 8. 12 Brad Herron (8); 9. 49h Jerry Hill (10); 10. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (12); 11. 19 Brandon Murrell (11); 12. 56 Dereck Lemyre (17); 13. 1eh Paul Klager (13); 14. 3b Blaine Barrow (15); 15. 9c Brian Nanticoke (18); 16. 4 Hannah Ferrell (6); 17. 08 Steven Beckett (4); 18. 29 Liam Martin (16) A-Feature Lap Leaders – Mack DeMan 1-20 Hard Charger – Jordan Hill +7 (14th to 7th)

Heat Race No.1 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify) Finish. # Name, (Starting Position) 1. 87x Shone Evans (1); 2. 4 Hannah Ferrell (4); 3. 88h Josh Hansen (3); 4. 49h Jerry Hill (6); 5. 1eh Paul Klager (5); 6. 29 Liam Martin (2)

Heat Race No.2 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify) Finish. # Name, (Starting Position) 1. 5d Jacob Dykstra (4); 2. 4b Mack DeMan (1); 3. 12 Brad Herron (3); 4. 19 Brandon Murrell (2); 5. 28 Jordan Hill (5); 6. 56 Dereck Lemyre (6)

Heat Race No.3 (8 laps – Top 2 Redraw – All Cars Qualify) Finish. # Name, (Starting Position) 1. 1 Holly Porter (2); 2. 08 Steven Beckett (3); 3. 68 Aaron Turkey (4); 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger (6); 5. 3b Blaine Barrow (5); 6. 9c Brian Nanticoke (1) _________________

2018 Action Sprint Tour Top-5 Points Update Following August 18 at Brighton Speedway 1. 87x Shone Evans – 601 2. 68 Aaron Turkey – 595 3. 5d Jacob Dykstra – 585 4. 43h Ryan Hunsinger – 513 5. 12 Brad Herron – 503 _________________

2018 Action Sprint Tour powered by RaceRivalz.com Schedule Fri. May 18 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Mon. May 21 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sat. June 9 – South Buxton Raceway – Merlin, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sun. June 17 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Aaron Turkey Sat. July 28 – Merrittville Speedway – Thorold, Ont. – Winner: Jacob Dykstra Fri. Aug. 3 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont. – Winner: Jacob Dykstra Sun. Aug. 12 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. – Winner: Shone Evans Sat. Aug. 18 – Brighton Speedway – Brighton, Ont. – Winner: Mack DeMan Sun. Sept. 2 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ont. Fri. Sept. 7 – Ohsweken Speedway – Ohsweken, Ont.

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BEAUCHAMP FIRST AT LINCOLN PARK

Putnamville, IN - August 18, 2018 - Saturday night the Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series competed at the Lincoln Park Speedway. It is August and MSCS was returning to the speedway for that one last time this season. The event drew 35 sprint car teams but of course there could only be one feature winner. That was Brent Beauchamp of Columbus, OH. Beauchamp was at the wheel of the Jeff Olson Racing Spike sponsored by Concrete Connection and Hoosier Tire.

Beauchamp started third in the feature field and took the lead from pole sitter Brandon Morin on lap 5. On the next lap Carson Short moved into contention along with A.J. Hopkins to it a three way battle for the lead. The outcome remained in doubt. The drivers continued to challenge each other lap after lap.

The 30 lapper further intensified by the halfway signal. Sliders and crossovers produced challenges, quick changes, and reversals in the running order. Behind the three, Colten Cottle was also on the move. Cottle, who was in the Burton 04, moved up from fifth to capture second with 4 laps to go. A.J. Hopkins completed the event in third spot. Travis Berryhill finished fourth in a charge back up through the field after a visit to the work area on lap 3. Track points leader Shane Cockrum would finish fifth.

Shane Cockrum had a challenging evening. He arrived at the track after qualifications had been completed. He had raced a silver crown car at the Illinois State Fair that afternoon. Once at the track Cockrum finished fifth in the fourth heat and just missed a transfer spot. He then won the B Main to transfer to the feature. Cockrum went to work moving up 12 places in the main to be named as the Keizer Aluminum Wheels Hard Charger of the Race.

MSCS Points leader Carson Short finished sixth in the Briscoe sprint. He was followed by Nate McMillin. Collin Ambrose was eighth. Brandon Morin was ninth. Garrett Aitken took the Pottorff 11P to a tenth place finish.

Jordan Kinser turned in the fastest lap during qualifications. He finished eleventh in the feature and thus received the Wilwood Tuff Brakes Award. New to the assembled field were six drivers who had not raced with the series before. Two of those newcomers, Ayrton Olsen and Travis Spencer, made the 20 car feature.

The four preliminary heat races went to drivers A.J. Hopkins, Colten Cottle, Carson Short, and Brent Beauchamp. The second heat was very eventful. Only 4 cars would take the checkered flag. The feature itself was interrupted with 3 caution periods and one red flag. The red was for Koby Barksdale who flipped on lap 14. He had been running in the top ten. There were also 3 yellow flags in the B Main.

The next event on the calendar for the Midwest Sprint Car Series is the Labor Day Weekend Challenge at the Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. The feature race pays $3,000 to win! This holiday show will be on a Sunday night September 2nd.

Provided as News and Information for MSCS

SUMMARY ‚€œReturn to Putnamville‚€Ě Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, IN August 18, 2018

Hoosier Tire Midwest Sprint Car Series: (35 Entries)

Overall Fastest Qualifier - 70 Jordan Kinser, 12.791 seconds

First Heat - 4J A.J. Hopkins, 2c Tim Creech II, 70 Jordan Kinser, _________ 36 Collin Ambrose, 99 Alec Sipes, 22x Brandon Spencer, _________ 45x Adam Wilfong, 76 Charle Belden Jr., 16 Eric Burns

Second Heat - 04 Colten Cottle, 98 Brandon Morin, 14J Jadon Rogers, ___________ 23 Travis Spencer, 44 Ayrton Olsen, 4B Donny Brackett, ___________ 00 Thomas Meseraull, 28 Brandon Mattox, 12W Harley Burns

Third Heat - 5 Carson Short, 5M Matt McDonald, 77s Travis Berryhill, __________ 16K Ben Knight, 50K Kevin Champoux, 45 Eric Perrott, __________ 4Bx Brady Ottinger, 7 Eddie Lake, 100 Justin Meneely

Fourth Heat - 34 Brent Beauchamp, 24 Nate McMillin, 22 Koby Barksdale, ___________ 11P Garrett Aitken, 24P Shane Cockrum, 10 Aric Gentry, ___________ 22v Shelby Van Gilder, 11 Jake Bland

B Main - 24P Shane Cockrum, 10 Aric Gentry, 44 Ayrton Olsen, _______ 4B Donny Brackett, 99 Alec Sipes, 22v Shelby Van Gilder, _______ 45x Adam Wilfong, 50K Kevin Champoux, 11 Jake Bland, _______ 4Bx Brady Ottinger, 76 Charlie Belden Jr., 45 Eric Perrott, _______ 16 Eric Burns, 100 Justin Meneely, 7 Eddie Lake, _______ 22x Brandon Spencer, 12w Harley Burns, 00 Thomas Meseraull, _______ 28 Brandon Mattox DNS

Feature (30 Laps) - 34 Brent Beauchamp, 04 Colten Cottle, 4J A. J. Hopkins, _______________ 77s Travis Berryhill, 24P Shane Cockrum, 5 Carson Short, _______________ 24 Nate McMillin, 36 Collin Ambrose, 98 Brandon Morin, _______________ 11P Garrett Aitken, 70 Jordan Kinser, 5M Matt McDonald, _______________ 14J Jadon Rogers, 4B Donny Brackett, 2C Tim Creech II, _______________ 44 Ayrton Olsen, 23 Travis Spencer, 16K Ben Knight, _______________ 22 Koby Barksdale, 10 Aric Gentry

 

 

Beauchamp claims Midwest Sprint Car Series feature win - Greencastle’s Newgent returns to victory lane in super stocks

By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE — The pits and stands were full for the return of the Midwest Sprint Car Series at Lincoln Park Speedway and fans were not disappointed with the on track action. Brent Beauchamp pulled away by several car lengths to win the $3,000 top prize after a wild battle for nearly the entire duration of the 30-lap main event. Colten Cottle would eventually nail down the second spot ahead of A.J. Hopkins, but all three had a share of the lead at some point in a race that featured 13 lead changes. Derek Groomer picked up his sixth UMP Modified feature victory as he pulled away to top Tim Prince and James Walters. Greencastle’s Jonny Newgent returned to victory lane in the UMP Super Stock division and Josh Litton recorded another bomber feature win. Thirty-five sprint cars were on hand to contest the MSCS top prize on Saturday with Jordan Kinser setting the fast qualifier time. Hopkins, Cottle, Carson Short and Beauchamp were heat race winners to set the field for the feature. The opening laps of the A-main was a wheel-to-wheel war between Brandon Morin and Beauchamp as the two set a blistering pace with Short, Hopkins and Cottle close behind. A flat tire by Travis Berryhill halted the action briefly as he returned from the work area at the back of the field. Beauchamp rocketed to the lead out of the caution and had a solid lead over Short as Morin and Hopkins duked it out for third before a lap 10 caution. With the field bunched back up Beauchamp got another good jump to lead the pack that was starting to string out a bit at the halfway mark when Koby Barksdale got upside down. He was uninjured, but his No. 22 sprinter was hauled back to the pits. On the restart, the action heated up as Short ripped past Beauchamp on the bottom of turn three to snag a lead. However, the slicing and dicing had begun as the lead group swapped the top spot corner to corner. Beauchamp slipped back into the lead out of turn four one lap later as Hopkins moved wheel-to-wheel with Short for second. Cottle was close behind running third as the caution flag slowed the field on lap 23. When the field took the green flag again it was Hopkins that soared into the top spot as he and Beauchamp swapped the point. Hopkins’ lead was shortlived though as Beauchamp took back the lead and Cottle ripped into second as Hopkins got a bit loose with three laps to go. Beauchamp pounced on the opening and was able to open up some breathing room over the final two circuits as Cottle and Hopkins finished on the podium ahead of Berryhill, who came all the way back to take fourth. There was no such drama in the modified race as Groomer pulled away from the field quickly and maneuvered through lapped traffic flawlessly down the stretch. A mid-race melee claimed several front running cars as Carlos Bumgardner, Travis Shoulders, Jake Leitzman and Jordan Wever went to the pits while running in the top-10. Prince and Walters fought for second door-to-door for several laps before Prince took second ahead of Walters, Josh Boller and Jay Humphrey Jr. Newgent powered to the front off the opening green flag and did not look back in claiming the UMP Super Stock victory. Behind him it was Raines and Shidler that kept the fans entertained early with a battle for second as Scott Ricketts closed on the leaders. Newgent opened up a solid gap on Shidler running second and Ricketts and Raines fought for third ahead of Paul Wright and Wes McClara. Newgent maintained his lead over the final few laps to pick up the victory as Shidler came in second ahead of Raines, Ricketts and Wright. In the final feature of the evening, Ben Daniel lead through most of the 15-lap feature as he battled with Ethan Litton with Jordan Almanza running third before being sidelined with motor problems. As Daniel and Litton fought for the lead, Litton got sideways in turn one and shot through part of a very muddy infield and was able to maintain his spot as a caution flag came out. On the restart, Daniel was holding down the lead with Ethan and Josh Litton door-to-door for second. Ethan Litton broke free and came into turn three with a strong run below Daniel coming into turn four. However, Litton made contact with the left rear of Daniel and both drivers made heavy contact with the wall to end their evening. The accident set up Josh Litton to lead the final few laps to pick up the victory ahead of Josh Foxworthy, Cody Wright, Tom Cox and Gary Hayden.

Lincoln Park Speedway Midwest Sprint Car Series feature 1. Brent Beauchamp, 2. Colten Cottle, 3. A.J. Hopkins, 4. Travis Berryhill, 5. Shane Cockrum, 6. Carson Short, 7. Nate McMillin, 8. Collin Ambrose, 9. Brandon Morin, 10. Garrett Aitken, 11. Jordan Kinser, 12. Matt McDonald, 13. Jadon Rogers, 14. Donny Brackett, 15. Tim Creech II, 16. Ayrton Olsen, 17. Travis Spencer, 18. Ben Knight, 19. Koby Barksdale, 20. Aric Gentry B-main winner: Cockrum Heat winners: Hopkins, Cottle, Short, Beauchamp

UMP Modified feature 1. Derek Groomer, 2. Tim Prince, 3. James Walters, 4. Josh Boller, 5. Jay Humphrey Jr., 6. Dan Lewellen, 7. Brent Hudson, 8. Rob Brickert, 9. Chris Schepper, 10. Tyler Loughmiller, 11. Jason Clark, 12. Aaron Zellers, 13. Casey Davis, 14. Matthew Smith, 15. Kyle Herbert, 16. Jake Leitzman, 17. Travis Shoulders, 18. Jordan Wever, 19. Carlos Bumgardner, 20. Jerry Bland Jr B-main winner: Brickert Heat winners: Walters, Lewellen, Groomer, Boller

UMP Super Stock feature 1. Jonny Newgent, 2. Bryce Shidler, 3. Larry Raines, 4. Scott Ricketts, 5. Paul Wright, 6. Wes McClara, 7. Kenny Fields, 8. Ken Kelley, 9. Chris Bennett, 10. Hayden Rogers, 11. Austin Phelps, 12. Nick Kinnett, 13. Doug McCullough, 14. Michael O’Conner, 15. Austin Long, 16. Travis Heramb, 17. Shelburn Meeks Jr., 18. Jack Campbell Heat winners: Shidler, Raines

Bomber feature 1. Josh Litton, 2. Josh Foxworthy, 3. Cody Wright, 4. Tom Cox, 5. Gary Hayden, 6. Matthew Cooley, 7. Megan Cavaness, 8. Jeff Allen, 9. David Wallen, 10. Matt Raber, 11. Corey Anstead, 12. Jeremy Tate, 13. Chad Steinert, 14. Barry HIcks, 15. Jeff Beggs, 16. Ben Daniel, 17. Ethan Litton, 18. Glen Ogden, 19. Jordan Almanza, 20. Chad Casassa B-main winner: Cavaness Heat winners: Hayden, Cooley, Almanza

 

Park Jefferson Speedway

On a night billed as the Nationals Hangover to provide race fans in the Upper Midwest a chance to catch 410 sprint cars on the Knoxville Raceway off week, it was a veteran modified driver who stole the show. Jay Noteboom notched all time win number 74 at Park Jefferson Speedway. In doing so, Noteboom passed Late Model Hall of Fame Driver Joe Kosiski to become the speedways all time feature winner. With tears in his eyes, Noteboom accepted the checkers and trophy from flagman Nate Peterson. It was not an easy battle in the Artworks Graphics IMCA Modified special, as Mr. Excitement Chris Abelson was first to move to the lead with racing all over the track during the A Main. Toward the late stages, Abelson drifted high off the track and gave up the lead. Noteboom saw his chance an pounced, and held off the challenges of Bob Moore to take the historic win. Abelson was third. Heat race wins went to Jefferson's Todd Boulware and Chris Mills.

In what was billed as the feature event, the Woods Roofing/Nice Bats 410 Sprint Car open show at Park Jefferson was dominated by the Casey's Sponsored 2KS driven by Austin McCarl. McCarl joins his father Terry as one of only 5 drivers to have notched 410 feature wins at Park Jefferson. McCarl was fast all night, setting quick time, and roared to the lead in the feature. At the start, a massive crash saw Carson McCarl and Matt Juhl get together and bottleneck at the top of turn 1. The crash saw both with damaged cars. On the restart, it was all Austin McCarl for the remainder of the 25 laps as he ran away from the field and hid. Dad Terry took home second and Jackson, Minnesota's Skylar Prochaska was third with IMCA Sprint Champ Colin Smith fourth and strong running Jorden Martens in fifth. The dash was won by Austin McCarl and Terry McCarl and Juhl won heats.

The season point championship was on the line for the IMCA Sprint cars and it did not disapoint. With Colin Smith sitting with a 1 point advantage over Elliot Amdahl and 2 points over Dusty Ballenger, the cars set to work on the 20 lap A Main. Ryan Voss of Spirit Lake got the jump on the field and held the point the entire race. However, it was positions 2-4 where all the action was. The three point leaders ripped and roared around Park Jefferson's black oval, swapping spots every lap from laps 5-20. Ballenger would dive low, Amdahl high and Smith middle, and then swapping the spots back and forth in each corner. When it was done, Voss took the win, and Smith the 2018 track championship courtesy of his second place finish.

Park Jefferson returns to action next Saturday for the highly anticipated River City Rumble featuring the USMTS plus MSTS Sprints vs Nebraska 360 Sprint Car shootout. The USRA will also present the Iron Man events for Stock Cars paying $1,000 to win and $600 to win B Mods. For more information go to www.parkjeff.com.

(photo credit Jeff Bylsma)

IMCA Artworks Graphics A Modifieds

A Feature 1: 1. 7N-Jay Noteboom, [4]; 2. 48-Bob Moore, [2]; 3. 1X-Chris Abelson, [5]; 4. 23-Jim Thies, [1]; 5. 44X-Jason Schneiders, [18]; 6. 25-Ricky Stephan, [11]; 7. 02JR-Chris Mills, [7]; 8. 15M-Shane DeMey, [9]; 9. 9-Andy Eickhoff, [16]; 10. 96R-Steve Reynolds, [13]; 11. M80-Jim Mathieson, [14]; 12. 27-Daniel Loggins, [17]; 13. 88-Sean Barragan, [12]; 14. 35-Jeff Berens, [10]; 15. (DNF) 14-Todd Boulware, [8]; 16. (DNF) X-Chris Moore, [3]; 17. (DNF) 67-Ron Beckstrom, [15]; 18. (DNF) 13J-Jacob Anson, [6]

Heat 1: 1. 14-Todd Boulware, [2]; 2. 13J-Jacob Anson, [6]; 3. 35-Jeff Berens, [1]; 4. 15M-Shane DeMey, [8]; 5. 7N-Jay Noteboom, [7]; 6. 25-Ricky Stephan, [3]; 7. 96R-Steve Reynolds, [4]; 8. 67-Ron Beckstrom, [5]; 9. 27-Daniel Loggins, [9]

Heat 2: 1. 02JR-Chris Mills, [2]; 2. 23-Jim Thies, [7]; 3. X-Chris Moore, [1]; 4. 1X-Chris Abelson, [8]; 5. 48-Bob Moore, [9]; 6. 88-Sean Barragan, [6]; 7. M80-Jim Mathieson, [4]; 8. 9-Andy Eickhoff, [5]; 9. 44X-Jason Schneiders, [3] 410 Sprint Cars

A Feature 1: 1. 2KS-Austin McCarl, [1]; 2. 24-Terry McCarl, [2]; 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska, [6]; 4. 05-Colin Smith, [5]; 5. 13JM-Jordan Martens, [7]; 6. 10J-Justin Jacobsma, [10]; 7. 97-Alan Gilbertson, [9]; 8. 75-Tommy Barber, [8]; 9. 17A-Brandon Ikenberry, [11]; 10. 7-Carson McCarl, [3]; 11. 09-Matt Juhl, [4]

Dash 1: 1. 2KS-Austin McCarl, [2]; 2. 24-Terry McCarl, [4]; 3. 7-Carson McCarl, [3]; 4. 09-Matt Juhl, [1]; 5. 05-Colin Smith, [6]; 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska, [5]

Heat 1: 1. 24-Terry McCarl, [2]; 2. 2KS-Austin McCarl, [4]; 3. 13JM-Jordan Martens, [5]; 4. 7-Carson McCarl, [3]; 5. 05-Colin Smith, [1]; (DNS) 17A-Brandon Ikenberry,

Heat 2: 1. 09-Matt Juhl, [4]; 2. 35-Skylar Prochaska, [3]; 3. 75-Tommy Barber, [2]; 4. 97-Alan Gilbertson, [5]; 5. 10J-Justin Jacobsma, [1] IMCA Sprint Cars

A Feature 1: 1. 1S-Ryan Voss, [2]; 2. 05-Colin Smith, [4]; 3. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, [3]; 4. 2D-Dusty Ballenger, [8]; 5. 7L-Jesse Lindberg, [7]; 6. 33-Trevor Smith, [1]; 7. 17V-Casey Abbas, [9]; 8. 00-Gregg Bolte, [5]; 9. 84-Matt Fredericksen, [11]; 10. 43MB-J.D. Hommes, [12]; 11. 84X-Loren Reuter, [6]; 12. (DNF) 3Z-Matt Zeibarth, [14]; 13. (DNF) 19-Dustin Reeh, [10]; 14. (DNF) 7J-Jim Lindberg, [13]

Heat 1: 1. 05-Colin Smith, [2]; 2. 1S-Ryan Voss, [1]; 3. 2D-Dusty Ballenger, [3]; 4. 33-Trevor Smith, [7]; 5. 19-Dustin Reeh, [4]; 6. 84-Matt Fredericksen, [5]; 7. 7J-Jim Lindberg, [6]

Heat 2: 1. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, [1]; 2. 17V-Casey Abbas, [3]; 3. 7L-Jesse Lindberg, [4]; 4. 00-Gregg Bolte, [5]; 5. 84X-Loren Reuter, [2]; 6. 43MB-J.D. Hommes, [6]; 7. 3Z-Matt Zeibarth, [7]

 

 

Justyn Cox makes it back-to-back at the Mark Forni Classic on Saturday in Placerville

By Gary Thomas

Placerville, CA – August 18, 2018…Clarksburg, California’s Justyn Cox put together a motivated drive on Saturday night to take the lead on a lap 17 restart and never look back en route to his second consecutive $5,000 triumph at the annual Mark Forni Classic presented by Geico and Econo Lube N’ Tune.

Also sharing Placerville Speedway victory lane during the night were Ryan McDaniel with the Ltd. Late Models, Scott Grunert with the Pure Stocks and Shawn Jones with the Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association. A total of 81 cars packed the pit area on Saturday to help honor the late Mark Forni for the 13th time.

When the green flag waved in the 25-lap Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Car feature it was Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson jumping into the lead. The always hard charging driver pulled away from the field, but with five laps down a spun car left him nowhere to go while entering lapped traffic. It resulted in Thorson spinning to a stop to avoid the melee, forcing him to the rear. This moved Fremont’s Shane Golobic to the top spot and on the ensuing restart Justyn Cox made a bold move to slice under Kyle Hirst for second.

The action throughout the field remained hectic with drivers dealing with a very slick, but still racy Placerville Speedway. Yellow flags on lap 11 and then lap 17 set up the double file restart where Cox ultimately made the winning move. Coming off turn four he got a great jump and shot to the inside of Golobic, clearing him in turn one. Shortly after that contact between Justin Sanders and Golobic while battling for second brought out another caution period. Golobic was forced to the work area with Sanders also suffering a flat tire.

All eyes at that time were on Thorson, who was on a mission from the rear of the field. Once going back green he continued that charge and moved all the way back to third on lap 19. He then went after Hirst for the runner up spot, as the duo ran close together over the remaining laps with Sean Becker also right in the mix. Up front it was all about Cox, who turned the fastest lap of the race on the final circuit and crossed under the Ron Stahl checkered flag to claim the $5,000 top prize.

Hirst finished in the second position, with Thorson, Becker and point leader Andy Forsberg rounding out the top-five. Andy Gregg, Bud Kaeding, Jodie Robinson, Tim Kaeding and Shane Golobic rounded out the top-10.

The ADCO Driveline and Custom Exhaust Fast Time Award to start the evening was set by Tanner Thorson at a 10.620. A total of 28 Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars signed in during the night. Heat races were picked off by Justin Sanders, Jodie Robinson, Andy Gregg and Shane Golobic. The B-main went to Cody Hodgson.

The Ltd. Late Models were on hand for the final time at the Placerville Speedway in 2018 on Saturday. Point leader and defending champion Matt Michell jumped into the initial lead, before Ryan McDaniel began applying pressure on lap four. As the lead pair crossed the line on lap six McDaniel pulled ahead to grab command of the race. The action throughout the field was hot and heavy and saw Ray Trimble charge into the runner up spot following a lap seven restart.

McDaniel did a great job as always up front and went on to tally his 32nd career victory at the quarter-mile. Ray Trimble, Paul Guglielmoni, Michelli and Matt Davis completed the top-five. Michelli wrapped up his second straight Ltd. Late Model championship at the speedway. Ray Trimble, Eddie Gardner, Jay Norton and Tyler Lightfoot were the final top-five in the standings. Fourteen Ltd. Late Models were in action for their last event of the season. Heat races were captured by Ryan McDaniel and Wayne Trimble.

Arguably the race of the night went to the Pure Stock division on Saturday, which featured a tremendous battle for the lead all main event long. When the green flag waved point leader Scott Grunert and Ryan Peter battle for the top spot, which Peter eventually took as they completed lap one. Dan Jinkerson was able to overtake Grunert for second shortly after and then came after the lead on lap four. Jinkerson and Grunert fought side by side all the way around the track, as the duo exchanged the lead multiple times.

Grunert then joined the tussle and made it a three-car battle for the top-spot. The exciting display of stock car racing kept fans on the edge of their seat and on lap 13 Peter jumped the cushion while leading, which allowed Grunert the opportunity to take over p1. Jinkerson tried his best to find a way around for the lead over the remaining laps, but Grunert held on and took the checkered flag for his first victory of the season. Jinkerson crossed the line in second, with Peter in third, Chase Grigsby fourth and Jason Palmer in fifth.

Grunert brings a 15-point advantage over Palmer into the final Pure Stock event of the season, which takes place on September 15. A field of 12 Pure Stocks signed into the pit area during the evening. Heat races were won by Scott Grunert and Ryan Peter.

The Nor-Cal Dwarf Car Association brought another strong field of entrants to the Placerville bullring with 27 drivers in action and put on a solid show in the main event. The always tough Shawn Jones battled his way to the front early on and held off all challengers to claim his all-time leading 17th career Dwarf Car victory at the track. The versatile driver from San Jose is also leading the points with the C&H Veteran Ent. presents Hunt Magnetos Wingless Tour.

Josh Wiesz had a nice run in the feature to score second, with Ryan Winter, Danny Wagner and 19th starter Ben Wiesz rounding out the top-five. Heat races went to Ryan Winter, Mike Grenert, Jack Haverty and Shawn Jones. The B-main went to Colby Wiesz.

Full results from the 13th annual Mark Forni Classic presented by Geico and Econo Lube N’ Tune can be viewed at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1577746

The Placerville Speedway returns to action this coming Saturday August 25 for “Campora Night” at the races. Divisions on hand will include the Thompson’s Auto Group Winged 360 Sprint Cars, BCRA Midgets, Mini Trucks and Sport Mods. The evening of competition marks the penultimate Red Hawk Casino championship point race of the season. Online tickets are available at https://www.universe.com/events/2018-placerville-speedway-championship-points-race-16-tickets-placerville-TB6YJ8

 

 

Justin Henderson Hustles To Dominating Win At Ogilvie Raceway Ogilvie, MN

By: Greg Parent, UMSS Media Director (8-18-18)

Same winner, different car! Justin Henderson of Tea, SD put on an absolute dominating performance in the 25 lap nonstop UMSS POWRi Lucas Oil Midwest Power Series feature at the Ogilvie Raceway on Saturday August 18 for the running of the 7th Annual Davey Tabor Memorial event on Mastell Brothers Trailer Service 30th Anniversary Night. Henderson had won the previous night at the Jackson Motorplex driving the Seidenkranz Brothers 64 sprint car in Midwest Power Series action. At Ogilvie, Henderson jumped in the potent Donnohue Designs Racing 34DD car and lapped up through fourth place in the main event on his way to an appearance in Rock Auto Victory Lane.

It was planned ahead of time in a cooperative effort between the two race teams to have Henderson drive both cars on this weekend. Geoff Dodge piloted the Seidenkranz sprinter on Saturday night. Having raced and won at Jackson, Henderson was more than eligible for the extra Midwest Power Series bonus money in place and picked up the top bonus prize of $300. Adding in various other bonus money from Midwest Power Series and a strong purse contribution from Margaret Tabor at this popular event, Henderson and his team earned $2,134 at the Big O to cap off a tremendous weekend sweep against some very tough competition. Congrats to Justin Henderson and both teams he drove for this weekend!

Heat race winners included Chris Graf in the Al Parker Engines/Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions first heat and Justin Henderson in the Al Parker Engines/Rock Auto second heat. Each 10-lap heat winner earned $100 from Al Parker Engines of Newton, Iowa. Making his second-ever appearance at the Ogilvie Raceway, having run at this event last year, Ramona, South Dakota racer Ryan Bickett won the six lap Al Parker Engines Dash for Cash which earned him the right to start on the pole for the 25 lap main event. Bickett pocketed $200 from Al Parker Engines in the process. The $100 Blaine Brothers Hooked Up Award administered through DDR went to young rookie driver Carter Chevalier after he tagged the turn one wall in his heat and got upside down requiring a tow back to the pits. His team was able to repair the car to the point where he could start the feature, but Carter dropped out immediately.

Bickett brought the field to the green flag for the 25 lap main event and bolted into the early lead. Bickett led the opening lap before Henderson swept past him on lap 2 and never looked back. As Henderson proceeded to literally run away and hide from the rest of the field, his yellow DDR sprint car looked like it was in another time zone. Henderson lapped all the way up through fourth place in a race that went caution-free to the finish.

After a less-than-stellar performance in his heat race, the all-time leading UMSS career feature winner Brooke Tatnell started ninth on the grid in the Protofab 14 car and quickly moved forward. A spirited and entertaining battle in the early stages saw Tatnell and James Broty exchange slide jobs and positions for several laps before Tatnell put Broty behind him for good. Tatnell then set his sights on two-time UMSS and Midwest Power Series champion Chris Graf. After getting past Graf near the halfway mark for third, Tatnell continued his march forward. Soon Ryan Bickett fell victim to Tatnell but the "Awesome Aussie" would need a caution flag in order to erase the margin Henderson had built. No caution was forthcoming in the remaining laps, as Henderson's margin of victory was nearly 12 seconds over Tatnell. Considering the average time to get around the Big O was around 15 seconds, Henderson's lead at the checkers was about a straightaway short of a full lap.

Finishing behind Henderson and Tatnell was