Race Results From Coast to Coast

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16

Jason Kendrick won his sixth show from 10 outings and Callum Williamson won the six-night Speedweek crown.

That is the snapshot after round 10 of the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series was contested at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night - which was also the sixth and final round of the Speedway Australia Sprintcar Speedweek.

Williamson, who crossed the line second to Kendrick, will bank a $10,000 cheque for being the best performer over the six nights.

Daniel Harding, who was third in the final, was second overall in Speedweek, with Kendrick being third.

When it comes to the season-long championship, Kendrick has extended his lead, while Harding has rocketed from eighth in points to second after he was one of the last drivers to play their Joker card and double their feature race points on the fifth and final opportunity available.

Williamson, who was second prior to this round, has now slipped to third.

At the start of the race Williamson, who started on the front row with Kris Coyle, got the holeshot on the green, while Kendrick, who started p4, alongside Dayne Kingshott, won an early battle for third.

With only two laps in the books Kye Scroop, who was subbing for Trevor Jolly in the W18, spun around and drifted onto the bike track on the back straight, resuming from the rear.

On the restart Williamson then led away from Coyle, Kingshott, Kendrick and Harding and over the next few laps he opened up a handy gap.

A lap later and Kendrick put a move on Kingshott for third while at the other end of the field Scroop had passed a handful of laps from the back of the pack.

With the race about one third complete Williamson was on the back of lapped traffic and was still enjoying a solid lead, while Kendrick and Kingshott had closed the gap on Coyle.

A couple of laps later the race was paused after an incident involving Taylor Milling, Ryan Lancaster and Brad Maiolo, which was in front of Williamson who was lucky to escape with only minor front end damage after forcing his way through the melee.

Lancaster and Maiolo were able to get a restart from the rear while it was night over for Milling who had to push hard after starting from p13 after winning the Midpack Madness.

With 18 laps to go it was Williamson to lead from Coyle, Kendrick, Kingshott, Harding and Shaun Bradford on the restart.

Kendrick put a big slide on Coyle to take second on the restart, with Coyle fighting back for a moment before he surrendered the spot.

Kingshott then had a big run on the main straight and slid underneath Coyle, but as they came out of turn two there was contact between the two, with the latter hitting the fence and coming to a grinding halt.

At the same time there was contact between Lancaster and Darren Mewett that ended a tough night for Lancaster.

Under a red light both Kingshott and Coyle went to the work area for repairs and both cars were able to resume from the rear on the next restart,

Next time away Williamson led from Kendrick, Bradford, Harding, Nash and Scroop.

A couple of laps later Kendrick put a slider on Williamson for the lead while Bradford also closed the gap on Williamson and Harding was moving forward as well.

At exactly midrace distance Kendrick had opened up a gap on Williamson who was still in front of Bradford, Harding and Nash.

Coyle was pushing hard after resuming from the rear and making up some serious ground while Kingshott at this point was struggling.

With 10 laps to go Kendrick was back into lapped traffic including Darren Mewett who was doing a solid job to control the #55 without a front wing.

Coyle was still putting on moves and working his way forward including when he disposed of Andrew Priolo whose car was sounding like it had damaged headers.

With only a handful of laps remaining Kendrick and Williamson opted for lower lines while Harding stayed up the top and Nash also opted for the bottom.

In the end Kendrick had enough momentum and a big enough gap to cruise to a comfortable win and again announce to all that he was going to be the driver to beat this season.

Earlier in the night he was quickest in his qualifying group, took a third in his heat race and a second in the B Dash.

Williamson again struggled in qualifying, something he admitted to in the post-race interview, but he took full advantage of a front row start to win his heat and also won the B Dash.

Harding was second quickest in his qualifying group and second quickest overall, only having his colours lowered by Kingshott who set the Victory 1 Performance quick time.

Nash, who started from p8, worked the low line to his advantage to finish fourth which was a great result for Colonial Motorsport that had endured a couple of big crashes recently.

The third-generation racer said afterwards that he was still struggling with a sore neck and said the extended break before the next round of racing would help his body recover.

Mitchell Wormall was one of the quiet achievers on the night.

He was well down the order in his qualifying group and then took a fourth in his heat race after starting from p6, before taking a fifth in the B Dash to start from P10 - making up five spots to claim a top five finish.

Scroop, in his first 410ci sprintcar race for some time, started from p11 and dropped back to 16th before finishing sixth to be the latest Kincrome Hard Charger winner, while Coyle, who had to resume from the rear after his clash with Kingshott, was seventh.

Andrew Priolo started from p7 and finished eighth, while Jason Pryde started from p16 and finished ninth, a solid recovery after an eighth in his heat race and a fourth in the Midpack Madness.

Maiolo was 10th after starting p12, while Cameron McKenzie, who along with Harding played his Joker card, started p9 and finished 11th.

Kingshott was able to bank some points after limping the W2 home in 12th, ahead of Mewett in 13th.

Bradford was a DNF on lap 19 after hunting down a possible podium placing when qualifying the 57 from p5.

After a busy six rounds of racing since Boxing Day, the series takes a break before racing resumes on February 5 when teams head south for the first time this summer and tackle the upgraded Bunbury Speedway.

RESULTS:

Qualifying group 1: Jason Kendrick 13.665, AJ Nash 13.739, Kris Coyle 13.739, Shaun Bradford 13.799, Andrew Priolo 13.830, Brad Maiolo 13.848, Ryan Lancaster 13.890, Jason Pryde 13.898, Taylor Milling 14.030.

Qualifying group 2: Dayne Kingshott 13.511, Daniel Harding 13.615, Kye Scroop 13.690, Callum Williamson 13.868, Cameron McKenzie 14.099, Mitchell Wormall 14.161, Darren Mewett 14.244, Matthew Cross 14.505.

Heat 1: 1st Kris Coyle, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th AJ Nash, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Brad Maiolo, 8th Jason Pryde, 9th Ryan Lancaster.

Heat 2: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Kye Scroop, 3rd Dayne Kingshott, 4th Mitchell Wormall, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th Cameron McKenzie, 7th Darren Mewett, 8th Matthew Cross.

A Dash: 1st Kris Coyle, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Cameron McKenzie, DNF: Kye Scroop.

B Dash: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd AJ Nash, 4th Daniel Harding, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Brad Maiolo.

Midpack Madness: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd Ryan Lancaster, 3rd Darren Mewett, 4th Jason Pryde.

Feature race: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th AJ Nash, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Kris Coyle, 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th Jason Pryde, 10th Brad Maiolo, 11th Cameron McKenzie, 12th Dayne Kingshott, 13th Darren Mewett. DNF: Shaun Bradford (lap 19), Ryan Lancaster (13 laps), Taylor Milling (11 laps). DNS: Matthew Cross.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points after 10 rounds: Jason Kendrick 1580, Daniel Harding 1544, Callum Williamson 1542, Andrew Priolo 1488, Dayne Kingshott 1482, Brad Maiolo 1446, Jason Pryde 1398, Kris Coyle 1386, Ryan Lancaster 1380, Taylor Milling 1344 Matthew Cross 1152, AJ Nash 1146, Mitchell Wormall 1126, Jack Williamson 994, Shaun Bradford 970, Jaydee Dack 962, Trevor Jolly 960, Darren Mewett 844, Trent Pigdon 784, David Priolo 724, Cameron McKenzie 630, Todd Davis 496, Chace Karpenko 400, Kaiden Manders 376, James Inglis 334, Robbie Farr 278, George Eaton 278, Kye Scroop 138, Rod Howe 130.

Speedway Australia Sprintcar Speedweek final points: Callum Williamson 880, Daniel Harding 860, Jason Kendrick 856, Dayne Kingshott 840, Andrew Priolo 810, Brad Maiolo 802, Jason Pryde 780, Mitchell Wormall 758, Ryan Lancaster 750, Kris Coyle 728, Taylor Milling 654, Matthew Cross 546, Jack Williamson 530, AJ Nash 508, Cameron McKenzie 502, Jaydee Dack 482, Trevor Jolly 482, Trent Pigdon 462, Shaun Bradford 390, Darren Mewett 294, Kaiden Manders 264, Kye Scroop 138, Rod Howe 130, Todd Davis 118, David Priolo 110,

Kincrome Hard Charger: Kye Scroop.

Hoosier Tyre Draw: Brad Maiolo

Jokers played this round: Daniel Harding and Cameron McKenzie.

THE ROAD AHEAD…

Round 11

February 5 Bunbury Speedway

Round 12

February 12 Perth Motorplex

Round 13

February 19 Perth Motorplex - Barbagallo Mr Sprintcar

Round 14

February 26 Bunbury Speedway - Krikke Boys Shootout

Round 15

March 12 Perth Motorplex - Ampol Legends Race - Retro Night

Round 16

March 19 Perth Motorplex - Silver Cup

Round 17

April 2 Perth Motorplex - Gold Cup - Triple Crown Rd1

Round 18

April 15 Bunbury Speedway - Triple Crown Rd2

FINAL

April 16 Perth Motorplex - Triple Crown Rd3

 

 

RYAN FLORES OUTDUELS ANDY JANKOWIAK TO EARN INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES FUELED BY VP 2022 SEASON OPENER IN ALLENTOWN’S PPL CENTER; ION KEISTER, BRETT BIEBER CLAIM CHAMP KART, SLINGSHOT MAIN EVENTS

ALLENTOWN, PA JANUARY 9, 2022 . . . Ryan Flores of Davidson, NC raced to victory Saturday night in the Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP 2022 season opener inside Allentown, PA's PPL Center. To win, Flores had to hold off the race-long challenges of Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, NY while Lehigh Valley, PA native Matt Janisch of Nazareth, PA charged from deep in the field to finish a solid third.

The win was Flores' fifth in the PPL Center, including the most recent previous race run January 4, 2020.

In support class action, Jon Keister of Millmont, PA won the 20-lap Champ Kart feature and Brett Bieber of Oley, PA won the 20-lap Slingshot main event.

“Getting out in front and being able to manage the restarts was the key to winning,” Flores said. “Andy (Jankowiak) and I have battled for wins before and we raced each other hard again tonight.”

Jankowiak, who pulled alongside Flores immediately after the race was over to offer his congratulations to the winner, was resigned to his runner-up result.

“I think Ryan and I had the two best cars here all weekend. Whoever got out in front first was probably going to win it but the restarts kept it close. We brushed each other a couple of times and I brushed the wall a couple of times. I've never run well in the Allentown Indoor races so I'll take second, consider it a good points night, and move on to Atlantic City.”

Third place finisher Janisch, who started 11th, lost several spots early in the race when he was pinned down in heavy traffic. But he fought back to gain a podium finish.

“When I got shoved back there, I found that the top line was the place my car worked best, and I spent the rest of the race moving by guys on the top. I wish I had found out my car ran so well up there earlier than I did,” Janisch shared.

Tim Buckwalter and Scott Kreutter were fourth and fifth. Pat Bealer, who started 20th, and finished sixth, received the race's Hard Charger Award.

Seventh through tenth were Mike Bednar, Shawn Nye, Billy Pauch, Jr., who ran as high as third until spinning with six laps left, and Anthony Sesely, who started first, dropped back, and ultimately was penalized for overly aggressive driving in the Pauch mishap.

For TQ heat races Saturday were won by Ryan Susice, Janisch, Kreutter, and Briggs Danner. Sesely won the TQ five lap Dash. Max McLaughlin and Shawn Nye were the twin TQ B Main race winners.

Jon Keister's Champ Kart 20-lap feature win came in a race slowed just twice by caution flags for minor incidents. Tyler Brown, Missy Bootes, Chris Natoli and Chase Keister completed the top five; apparent race runner-up Todd Crenshaw was disqualified after a technical violation was discovered in post-race inspection. Missy Bootes won the B-Main qualifier earlier in the program.

Brett Bieber passed teammates Jared Silfee and Scott Neary to complete a late race charge to victory in the 20-lap Slingshot feature. Silfee, Neary, Louden Reimert and Cody Kline were the rest of the top five. Alex Reinsmith won the B Main qualifier.

Indoor Auto Racing Series action now shifts to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on Friday and Saturday, January 28-29 for the annual running of the NAPA KNOW HOW TQ Midget Classic, an event first run in 2003.

The three-race Championship Series concludes on March 11-12, 2022 with the Syracuse Indoor Race at the Fairgrounds Expo Center in Syracuse, NY where the 2022 Series Champions will be crowned in all three divisions.

Schedule details and ticket ordering information for both races can be obtained by visiting indoorautoracing.com

TQ Midget Feature Finish (40 Laps): 1. Ryan Flores, 2. Andy Jankowiak, 3. Matt Janisch, 4. Tim Buckwalter, 5. Scott Kreutter, 6. Pat Bealer, 7. Mike Bednar, 8. Shawn Nye, 9. Billy Pauch Jr., 10. Anthony Sesely, 11. Jeremy Haudricourt, 12. Matt Roselli, 13. Briggs Danner, 14. Ryan Bartlett, 15. Andrew Nye, 16. Tommy Catalano, 17. Ryan Susice, 18. Kyle Hutchinson, 19. Joey Bailey, 20. Doug Stearly, 21. Tim Nye, 22. Max McLaughlin, 23. Tim Iulg, 14. Steve Kemery.

Champ Kart Feature Finish (20 Laps): 1. Jon Keister, 2. Tyler Brown, 3. Missy Bootes, 4. Chris Natoli, 5. Chase Keister, 6. Ron Midford Jr., 7. Dustin Gagne, 8. DJ Shaw, 9. TJ Reed, 10. Anthony Colandro, 11. Dylan Dismoor, 12. Tyler Catalano, 13. John Berger, 14. Ryan Roof, 15. Seth Whitney, 16. Nick Janvrin, 17. James Stutts, 18. Stephen Beattie, 19. Logan Crisafulli. Disqualified: Todd Crenshaw (From Second)

Slingshot Feature Finish (20 Laps): 1. Brett Bieber, 2. Jared Silfee, 3. Scott Neary, 4. Louden Reimert, 5. Cody Kline, 6. Kyle Herve, 7. Matt Mertz, 8. Alex Reinsmith, 9. Tyler Ulsh, 10. James Benz, 11. Andrew Turpin, 12. Ryan Raidline, 13. Ryan Grim, 14. Mark Mohr, 15. Morgan Rochelle, 16. Scott Antrim, 17. Brian Smith, 18. Chase Bixler, 19. Cody Bleau, 20. Brett Putnam.

 

 

 

Smee, Rae and Symons Tame Open Wheel Mayhem Night

The Beasley Memorial Speedcar A-Main soon became a Nathan Smee Clinic as he worked all pockets of Sungold Stadium enroute to his maiden victory in the time-honored event.

Smee took the win from Nick Parker who was stout in second place, with Robert Heard capping of a great night with a podium finish. Matt Jackson and Andy Pearce rounded out a classy top five.
Jordan Rae won the Formula 500 Dash for Cash event, from Dylan Beveridge and Dylan Willsher.

Matthew Symons meanwhile buried some Premier Speedway Demons with a solid victory in Round 3 of the Wingless Sprint Summer Slam Series.

Symons led South Australia’s Jack McCarthy and Ryan Furler.

The quick results of the full program are as follows:

Speedcars:

Heat One: 1st N40 Dave Lambert; 2nd S57 Robert Heard; 3rd V10 Travis Mills.

Heat Two: 1st S6 Andy Pearce; 2nd N14 Nathan Smee; 3rd V39 Nick Parker.

Heat Three: 1st N14 Nathan Smee; 2nd V9 Matt Jackson; 3rd V17 Mitch Whiting.

Heat Four: 1st V39 Nick Parker; 2nd V71 Domain Ramsay; 3rd V10 Travis Mills.

Speedcar A-Main (20 laps No Time): 1st N14 Nathan Smee; 2nd V39 Nick Parker; 3rd S57 Robert Heard; 4th V9 Matt Jackson; 5th S6 Andy Pearce; 6th N40 Jay Waugh; 7th V10 Travis Mills; 8th V71 Domain Ramsay; 9th V17 Mitch Whiting; 10th V3 Dillon Ghent; 11th N32 Daniel Paterson; 12th V72 Damian Bishop; 13th V25 Matt Papa; 14th V6 Matthew Brown; 15th 10m Caleb Mills; 16th 9NT Garth Thompson.

Wingless Sprints:

Heat One: 1st A1 Kyle Mock; 2nd VX89 Christopher Temby; 3rd VX62 Kasey Garlick.

Heat Two: 1st V79 Clint McLaren; 2nd V53 Samantha Miller; 3rd V67 Chris Halesworth.

Heat Three: 1st N41 Jason Bates; 2nd S5 Joel Chadwick; 3rd V1 Alex Ross.

Heat Four: 1st VX34 Adin Robertson; 2nd V10 Will Scott; 3rd V98 Peter Logue.

Heat Five: 1st VX64 Brett Pope; 2nd S1 Tyson Martin; 3rd V11 Matthew Symons.

Heat Six: 1st V33 Luke Storer; 2nd VX43 Ben Kirby; 3rd V95 Geoff Cook.

Heat Seven: 1st S23 Jack McCarthy; 2nd V79 Clint McLaren; 3rd N41 Jason Bates.

Heat Eight: 1st V1 Alex Ross; 2nd V93 Travis Miller; 3rd S5 Joel Chadwick.

Heat Nine: 1st S25 Ryan Furler; 2nd V4 Carly Walsh; 3rd S1 Tyson Martin.

Heat Ten: 1st V11 Matthew Symons; 2nd VX89 Christopher Temby; 3rd V60 Steven Hateley.

B-Main 1 (6 to Transfer): 1st V97 Blake Walsh; 2nd V53 Samantha Miller; 3rd VX32 Chris Ansell; 4th VX62 Kasey Garlick; 5th VX3 Reece Harris; 6th V10 Will Scott; 7th V8 Boyd Harris; 8th VX41 Aaron Kennett; 9th V64 Brittany Kuypers; 10th VX45 Kerry Bright; 11th V39 Tyson Benson; 12th VX70 Greg Hill; 13th VX92 Brayden McKay; 14th VX44 Glen Harris; 15th VX88 Esther Thompson; 16th S81 Kahn Aston.

B-Main 2 (6 to Transfer): 1st S86 Kirby Hillier; 2nd N58 Luke Sayre; 3rd V17 Andy Hibbert; 4th V95 Geoff Cook; 5th V49 Jake Dooley; 6th V84 Jake Warren; 7th V31 Mick Rigby; 8th VX99 Hayden Clifford; 9th VX84 Brad Warren; 10th V20 Thomas McDonald; 11th VX68 Kim-Loong Gosling; 12th V71 Leigh Estlick; 13th VX65 Tyler O’Leary; 14th V14 Rick Bailey; 15th V22 Craig McDonald; 16th V52 Scott Irons; 17th V34 Shaun Farnsworth; 18th VX81 Nathaniel Smith.

A-Main (30 laps): 1st V11 Matthew Symons; 2nd S23 Jack McCarthy; 3rd S26 Ryan Furler; 4th VX89 Christopher Temby; 5th S1 Tyson Martin; 6th S5 Joel Chadwick; 7th A1 Kyle Mock; 8th V93 Travis Millar; 9th N41 Jason Bates; 10th S86 Kirby Hillier; 11th VX34 Adin Robertson; 12th V97 Blake Walsh; 13th VX43 Ben Kirby; 14th V45 Bhoe Paterson; 15th V4 Carly Walsh; 16th V53 Samantha Miller; 17th V33 Luke Storer; 18th VX64 Brett Pope; 19th VX32 Chris Ansell; 20th V79 Clint McLaren; 21st V1 Alex Ross; 22nd V17 Andy Hibbert; 23rd N58 Luke Sayre; 24th V60 Steven Hateley.

Formula 500’s:
Qualifying One: 1. T71 Dylan Beveridge 13.232; 2. V58 Max Owen 13.287; 3. V4 Jack Bell 13.298; 4. V9 Jordan Rae 13.358; 5. SA44 Josh Munn 13.396; 6. N17 Blake Matthews 13.457; 7. V17 Indy Rae 13.470; 8. V28 Riley Amato 13.474; 9. V19 Brock Rae 13.485; 10. V72 Declan Robertson 13.505; 11. V94 Bailey Stephens 13.567; 12. V27 Jack Nolan 13.793; 13. V35 Jesse Ellston 13.948; 14. S32 Aaron Cook 14.085; 15. V10 Ben Telindert 14.568.

Qualifying Two: 1. V6 Dylan Willsher 13.261; 2. V37 James McDonald 13.308; 3. V14 Jett Speed 13.347; 4. V46 Will Carroll 13.493; 5. SA39 Brodie Davis 13.509; 6. V62 Stephen Malone 13.533; 7. V18 Jerome Speed 13.543; 8. V26 Bradley Malone 13.551; 9. V95 Dale Sinclair 13.603; 10. V2 Angus Hollis 13.611; 11. V71 Kurt Dunham 13.626; 12. V77 Jake Hose 13.693; 13. V25 Liam Russell 13.702; 14. V93 Alex Ryan 13.776; 15. G7 Tim Randell 13.834.

Heat One: 1st V187 Indy Rae; 2nd V9 Jordan Rae; 3rd T71 Dylan Beveridge.

Heat Two: 1st V6 Dylan Willsher; 2nd V93 Alex Ryan; 3rd V71 Kurt Dunham.
B-Main (12 Laps): 1. V37 James McDonald; 32. SA44 Josh Munn; 3. SQ39 Brodie Davis; 4. N17 Blake Matthews; 5. V2 Angus Hollis; 6. V95 Dale Sinclair; 7. V77 Jake Hose; 8. S32 Aaron Cook; 9. V27 Jack Nolan; 10. V35 Jesse Ellston; 11. V14 Jett Speed.

A-Main (20 Laps): 1. V9 Jordan Rae; 2. T71 Dylan Beveridge; 3. V6 Dylan Willsher; 4. V58 Max Owen; 5. V17 Indy Rae; 6. V37 James McDonald; 7. V28 Riley Amato; 8. SQ39 Brodie Davis; 9. V2 Angus Hollis; 10. V93 Alex Ryan; 11. V26 Bradley Malone; 12. V95 Dale Sinclair; 13. SA44 Josh Munn; 14. N17 Blake Matthews; 15. V62 Stephen Malone; 16. V77 Jake Hose; 17. V18 Jerome Speed; 18. V19 Brock Rae; 19. G7 Tim Randell; 20. V94 Bailey Stephens; 21. S32 Aaron Cook; 22. V71 Kurt Dunham; 23. V72 Declan Robinson; 24. V25 Liam Russell.

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on January 21, 22 & 23, 2022 and will feature the South West Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.

Gates will open at 3pm with Racing to get underway at 5pm.

Tickets are available on-line via the Premier Speedway website or at the gates on race day.

Please see www.premierspeedway.com.au for more information.

 

 

Rusty back to back Beasley
Rusty Hickman won his 2nd Col Beasley Classic Saturday night at RD 3 of the Mainline DynoLog
Dynamometers All Star Series. Hickman was dominant from green to checker in the thrilling nonstop
30 lap final. While Hickman was in control of the lead it was not the same for P2 to P6 with both
Caruso’s, Hunter & Moule swapping places continually for final placings. In the end SA10 Steven
Caruso beat brother Mark home in 2nd, SA33 Mark Caruso crossed the line in 3rd, V73 Charles Hunter
4th and D26 Todd Moule rounding out the top 5. Hot on the tail tanks of the top 5 was VA9 Brad
Warren, hard charger V60 Jordyn Charge, Supercar legend V6 Cam Waters, SA98 past Aussie Champ
Chad Ely, and SA3 young Ben Morris. These guys battled hard and fast between each other putting
on a show for the huge crowd. With the top 12 cars all on the same lap it was a credit to all drivers
for the speed and respectful driving displayed.
An elated Hickman said “That 40 car is always a rocket ship and that’s all on Dad. I was considering
starting out of 2 but thought I’d stick to my guns and it was a last minute decision to start on pole. I
just ran the top and it was only till lap 5 or 6 that I looked down and saw that it was getting black and
thought I better drop to the bottom I don’t want to go 25 laps leading it then get passed. It was a
hard one leading it from green but it was good fun. I was rolling around at the start and having a bit
of a chat to Col and started getting a bit emotional especially when I got the checker. This one is for
you Col & Karen.”
The ever popular Farmer Phil Lock kicked the night off well timing in 3rd quick and picking up his heat
win. Finishing 14th in the A overall the team should be pleased with their results. V43 Corey
Sandow’s night was one of highs and lows, timing 6th quick overall and leading his heat easily before
tangling with a lap car going to rear for a second push; at the restart Sandow was squeezed and
climbed the catch fence ending his heat battle. Team Sandow worked hard rebuild the car for his
next heat and in doing so winning the Maxie’s Keep on Fighting Award.
Heat race wins went to – Steven Caruso, Rusty Hickman X 2, Brendan Guerin, Charles Hunter, and
Phil Lock.
A Main results: - 1st V40 Rusty Hickman, 2nd SA33 Steven Caruso, 3rd SA33 Mark Caruso, 4th V73
Charles Hunter, 5th D26 Todd Moule, 6th VA9 Brad Warren, 7th V60 Jordyn Charge, 8th V6 Cam
Waters, 9th SA98 Chad Ely, 10th SA3 Ben Morris , 11th V7 Paul Solomon, 12th SA96 Brendan Guerin,
13th V39 Brett Smith 14th V4 Phil Lock, 15th NT52 Jason Bolitho, 16th V43 Corey Sandow , 17th VA91
Dan Scott, 18th V46 Jordan Abbott, 19th N46 Stacey Galliford, 20th D21 Zac Farrer – DNF.

Contingency Winners
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Zac Farrer - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Cam Waters
Hoosier Hero – Rusty Hickman – Hoosier WAV tyre
Bullseye Lucky 7 – Jordyn Charge - $100 cash
CCPH Random Draw – Jordyn Charge - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award – Jordan Abbott - Fire Extinguisher
Heath Hunter Hire Quick Time Award – Paul Solomon – $100 cash
HCC Maxie’s Keep on Fighting Award – Corey Sandow - $100 cash
TEH Hard Charge – Jason Bolitho - $100 cash

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, JANUARY 9

Jason Kendrick won his fifth feature race of the season when a late-race move paid dividends at Ellenbrook Speedway on Saturday night.

Kendrick’s latest win was in round 9 of the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series that was also round 5 of the Speedway Australia Speedweek Series at the Maddington Toyota Summer Slam.

He won the twilight show from Daniel Harding and Callum Williamson.

The win wasn’t straight forward however that saw some of the front runners come to grief on the Ellenbrook surface and Kendrick spin out early before he raced through the pack and took the lead in the dying stages over Harding.

Dayne Kingshott, who started from pole, alongside Harding, got the jump at the start of the feature race and by the end of the first lap he led from Andrew Priolo, who started P4, Harding, Kendrick, who started p6, Jack Williamson, who got a great start after lining up in p10 and Callum Williamson, who came out of p5.

Kingshott quickly opened up a handy buffer over his rivals and four laps in he was on the back of backmarker Rod Howe.

On the sixth lap Jack Williamson, who was still comfortably holding down fifth, clipped the fence coming out of turn four, forcing the first restart.

Kingshott led the field away again and Callum Williamson got the better of Kendrick to move into fourth, before Kendrick then spun around and stalled - and on the restart, resumed from the rear of the field.

Next time away the field was frantic at the front and it was a bit too much for Priolo who bounced out of turn two and into the fence, compressing the field yet again.

Kingshott led away again over Harding and was enjoying a good lead as he got into heavy traffic before he spun around in turns 3-4.

It was a heartbreaking moment for Kingshott who was chasing down his second win in successive meetings.

On the next restart Kendrick was all over the back of Pryde who was fourth and after a couple of laps he got the job done.

With 12 laps to go Callum Williamson was closing the gap on Harding as they rounded up the backmarkers before AJ Nash, who was looking good for a podium placing, crashed hard in turn two for a red light situation.

It was a horrible way for Nash to end the night after he missed a couple of rounds following a massive crash at the Perth Motorplex recently.

In the break officials allowed crews to top up fuel loads in the cars.

When the field took the greens it was Harding from Williamson and Kendrick, with the latter sliding underneath Williamson quickly for second and then shut the gate on any return serve.

With four laps to go Kendrick was then on the back of Harding and after stalking him for a couple of laps, put in a blinder of a move to take the lead and set sail for the checkers.

Kendrick was naturally elated with the win and said he knew he had to dig deep after he made an early race error.

For Harding it was another podium, but another chance that slipped from his grasp as he went close to getting his second feature race win of the season.

And for Williamson it was another good Speedweek result that sees him lead the six-round series by 18 points as we head into the final round at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night.

He leads from Harding, Kingshott, Kendrick and Priolo in the race to secure the $10,000 first prize in the Speedway Australia-backed mini series.

Pryde, who started from p7, had a great night behind the wheel of the W14, finishing fourth for his best result of the season.

And importantly it was on a night that he played his Joker card and doubled his feature race points for the feature race.

As a result he has rocketed up from 12th in the points chase to sixth.

Maiolo also played his Joker card and after starting from p9, he finished fifth which gave him a massive points haul.

He went from ninth to fifth in the points.

Kingshott managed to claw his way back to sixth by the end of the 30 laps and while another win eluded him, he also left with positives - moving from fifth to third in the overall points.

Mitchell Wormall converted a p11 start to a p7 finish and this also gave his points a massive shot in the arm after playing the Joker.

Ryan Lancaster was eighth after starting from p13, while Matthew Cross was ninth after starting from P8 and Rod Howe was 10th after starting from p12.

Kendrick is still the main series points leader, holding down a handy 34 point buffer over second-placed Williamson who left the track straight after the race meeting to return to Geraldton, with his wife Sharnee still waiting to give birth to their first child.

Kingshott earnt his pole position for the main event after winning the A Dash from Nash, Callum Williamson, Pryde, Maiolo and Wormall, while Harding started on the outside of the front row after winning the B Dash from Priolo, Kendrick, Cross, Jack Williamson and Howe.

Kendrick was the quickest in his group and quickest overall at the start of the show to win the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time award.

The final round of Speedway Australia Speedweek will be held at the Perth Motorplex next Saturday night, January 15.

It will also be the last chance that drivers have to play their Joker card and double their feature race points for the season.

Drivers who haven’t played their Joker by then will not get the chance to double their feature race points that is part of the overall Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series championship.

The fourth and final driver to play his Joker on the night was Darren Mewett who unfortunately suffered engine damage early in the show and was a no-show which was a disappointment as he was looking strong in the W55 that was running a smaller 360ci on the night.

Despite being underpowered Mewett was happy to be supporting the series and he joked afterwards that he would like to relinquish playing his Joker and do it when he was having a better night.

RESULTS:

Qualifying: Group 1: Jason Kendrick 15.460, Daniel Harding 15.637, AJ Nash 16.173, Jason Pryde 16.220, Brad Maiolo 16.423,, Mitchell Wormall 16.667, Ryan Lancaster 16.973, Darren Mewett 17.233.

Group 2: Dayne Kingshott 15.913, Andrew Priolo 16.313, Kris Coyle 16.640, Callum Williamson 17.070, Matthew Cross 17.670, Jack Williamson 17.993, Rod Howe 18.197.

Heat 1: 1st AJ Nash, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th Darren Mewett.

Heat 2: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Matthew Cross, 5th Jack Williamson, 6th Rod Howe. DNF: Kris Coyle.

A Dash: 1st Dayne Kingshott, 2nd AJ Nash, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Mitchell Wormall.

B Dash: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Andrew Priolo, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Matthew Cross, 5th Jack Williamson, 6th Rod Howe.

Feature race: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Dayne Kingshott, 7th Mitchell Wormall, 8th Ryan Lancaster, 9th Matthew Cross, 10th Rod Howe. DNF: AJ Nash (lap 19), Andrew Priolo (lap 6), Jack Williamson (lap 5). DNS: Darren Mewett and Kris Coyle.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series point after Rd9: Jason Kendrick 1430, Callum Williamson 1396, Dayne Kingshott 1356, Andrew Priolo 1354, Brad Maiolo 1316, Jason Pryde 1266, Ryan Lancaster 1260, Daniel Harding 1256, Kris Coyle 1250, Taylor Milling 1226, Matthew Cross 1102, AJ Nash 1004, Jack Williamson 994, Mitchell Wormall 986, Jaydee Dack 962, Trevor Jolly 960, Shaun Bradford 848, Trent Pigdon 784, David Priolo 724, Darren Mewett 720, Todd Davis 496, Chace Karpenko 400, Kaiden Manders 376, Cameron McKenzie 374, James Inglis 334, Robbie Farr 278, George Eaton 278, Rod Howe 130.

Speedway Australia Speedweek points after Rd 5 of 6: Callum Williamson 734, Daniel Harding 716, Dayne Kingshott 714, Jason Kendrick 706, Andrew Priolo 676, Brad Maiolo 672, Jason Pryde 648, Ryan Lancaster 630, Mitchell Wormall 618, Kris Coyle 592, Taylor Milling 536, Jack Williamson 530, Matthew Cross 496, Jaydee Dack 482, Trevor Jolly 482, Trent Pigdon 462, Cameron McKenzie 374, AJ Nash 366, Shaun Bradford 268, Kaiden Manders 264, Darren Mewett 170, Rod Howe 130, Todd Davis 118, David Priolo 110.

Jokers played this round: Brad Maiolo, Darren Mewett, Jason Pryde and Mitchell Wormall.

Hoosier Tyre lucky draw: Darren Mewett.

Next round: Rd10 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedway Australia Speedweek final - Perth Motorplex, Saturday, January 15.

 

 

TIM BUCKWALTER, BILLY PAUCH, JR. & MATT ROSELLI TAKE $1,000 TO WIN IRONTON AUTO BODY INDOOR TQ MIDGET QUALIFIERS FRIDAY ON DAY ONE OF INDOOR AUTO RACING SERIES ALLENTOWN PPL CENTER OPENER; 40 LAP FEATURE SET FOR SATURDAY, CHAMP KART AND SLINGSHOT HEATS HELP SET FIELD FOR SATURDAY FEATURES

ALLENTOWN, PA SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2022 . . . TQ Midget drivers Tim Buckwalter, Billy Pauch, Jr. and Matt Roselli were the winners of a trio of 20-lap TQ Midget Qualifiers Friday night that helped set the field for Saturday's Indoor Auto Racing Series races inside Allentown, PA's PPL Center.

In the first Qualifier, Buckwalter, driving a car owned by Dave Pippard and Mark Lafler, outran Tommy Catalano, and Andy Jankowiak, who earlier in the afternoon had set fastest time at 7.947 seconds from among 43 entries.

Billy Pauch, Jr., who was making just his third career TQ Midget start, was a surprise winner in the second Qualifier, driving a TQ owned by Jason Simmons. The team had been formed just a week earlier. Ryan Flores, the winningest TQ feature in Allentown racing history, was second and Tim Iulg was a fast closing third.

Matt Roselli's win in the third Qualifier aboard the Roselli family entry, came over Joey Bailey, 2021 ATQMRA outdoor champion and Anthony Sesely. Both Bailey and Sesely's finishing positions were elevated when apparent second place finisher Tyler Lindsay's car was disqualified for a width rule violation after finishing second.

Prior to the TQ Qualifiers, Andy Jankowiak won the TQ Pole Dash Time Trial Challenge run among the top 12 TQ time trial drivers, sponsored by Aqua Duck Water Transport, with a 7.553 lap.

Earlier in the busy event card, three 10-lap TQ heat races, for drivers who were outside the top 12 in time trials, were won by Mike Christopher, Jr., Shawn Nye and Anthony Sesely.

Scott Neary set fast time for the 22 Slingshot entries with a 10.209 clocking. Neary, Jared Silfee, and Brett Bieber won the three 10-lap heat races.

Doug Stearly out qualified 29 other Champ Kart entrants with a lap of 8.864 seconds. Chase Keister, Seth Whitney, and Anthony Colandro were the three Champ Kart heat winners.

Ironton Global and Ironton Telephone and Internet are the Allentown Indoor Auto Racing Series title sponsors.

On Saturday, doors open and Fan Fest begins at 5 PM with racing starting at 7:00 PM sharp. The on-track Fan Fest is available at no extra charge to ticket holders who chose the option when making their ticket purchase.

Good seats for Saturday night's racing are still available. To order online visit www.pplcenter.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the arena box office, which opens at 12 noon.

With drivers from nine states and Canada represented among the 100-plus entries in three divisions for the sixth edition of the event, those who cannot travel to Allentown, Pa. this weekend can now watch the action at home.

DTD-TV is offering Saturday night’s action as part of a package deal for $39.99 by going directly to DirtTrackDigest.TV or a link available at indoorautoracing.com.

First TQ Midget Qualifier Finish (20 Laps): 1. Tim Buckwalter, 2. Tommy Catalano, 3. Andy Jankowiak, 4. Trevor Catalano, 5. Steve Kemery, 6. Andrew Nye, 7. Timmy Catalano, 8. Ryan Susice, 9. Mike Christopher Jr., 10. Earl Paules, 11. Missy Bootes, 12. Mike Bednar, 13. Derek Robbie, 14. Ron Mullen. Did Not Start: Shea Wills.

Second TQ Midget Qualifier Finish (20 Laps): 1. Billy Pauch Jr., 2. Ryan Flores, 3. Tim Iulg, 4. Shea Wills, 5. Briggs Danner, 6. Christopher Hirt, 7. Tim Nye, 8. Jon Reid, 9. Scott Kreutter, 10. Jeremy Haudricourt, 11. Matthew Galko. 12. Cole Mullen, 13. Shawn Nye, 14. Chris deRitis, 15. Ryan Tidman.

Third TQ Midget Qualifier Finish (20 Laps): 1. Matt Roselli, 2. Joey Bailey, 3. Anthony Sesely, 4. Matt Janisch, 5. Kyle Lick, 6. Pat Bealer, 7. Max McLaughlin, 8. Frank Cozze, 9. Ryan Bartlett, 10. Kyle Hutchinson, 11. Doug Stearly, 12. Bruce Leote. Did Not Start: Cory DiMatteo. Disqualified: Tyler Lindsay.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES MONDAY, JANUARY 3

After showing so much promise and going close on occasions, Dayne Kingshott finally broke through for his maiden sprintcar feature race win at the Perth Motorplex on Sunday night.

Kingshott parked the Krikke Motorsport W2 in victory lane at the end of the 30-lap feature race that was round 8 of the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series and Rd4 of the six-night Speedway Australia Speedweek.

Kingshott started from p4 in the final after earlier in the night taking a second in his heat race and a second in the B Dash.

He won the final from Jason Kendrick and Callum Williamson.

Taylor Milling and Trent Pigdon started on the front row with Milling going into the final with wins in his heat race and the A Dash, while Pigdon was the quickest qualifier in his group at the start of the night and third fastest overall.

Pigdon then took a second in his heat race and a win in the B Dash.

Milling got the jump on the start over Pigdon, Kingshott, Kendrick and Andrew Priolo and three laps in, the leading trio had a gap over the rest of the field.

Milling was setting a cracking pace at the front and pushing hard, unfortunately too hard when he went too deep in pits bend with 10 laps completed, damaging the Totally Workwear W25 too much for a restart.

This gave Pigdon the lead and he led the next restart from Kingshott, Kendrick, Callum Williamson and Priolo.

A few laps later Kris Coyle was looking racy and got up to fourth while Williamson, who lost momentum for a while, was railing the W3 up the top and back into fifth.

The top three were all running slightly different lines to gain an advantage and their battle regrouped after Jack Williamson spun in the first turn.

The top five on the next start was still Pigdon, Kingshott, Kendrick, Coyle and Priolo, with Williamson now back to sixth.

A couple of laps later Kendrick was all over the back of Pigdon and looking for a way through.

The caution lights were on again after Ryan Lancaster and Jack Williamson both came to grief at the end of the main straight.

Kingshott pulled away on the next restart and was never headed, although he conceded post race that the engine was “laying over” in the dying stages and he was just hoping it would last the distance.

Kendrick slotted into second over Pigdon with five maps to go and late in the show Williamson, who had moved to fourth, was putting heat on Pigdon, and eventually took the final podium spot on the run to the flag.

For Kendrick it was a better night after struggling in the two previous shows and also not getting enough traction early on in the night, with the crew changing the gear ratios to try and get the right balance.

For Williamson it was a good finish after he set the Victory 1 Performance Quick time at the start of the night.

As soon as the race was over Williamson made the long trek back to Geraldton to be with his wife Sharnee who is due to give birth to their first child any day now.

Pigdon held on for fourth but it would have been a bitter pill to swallow for the driver of the TD Granny Flats and Modular Homes W19, leading for a good part of the race and looking very strong.

Andrew Priolo finished fifth after starting from p6 and again continues to be close to the mark.

He said he just needs to get a better outcome from qualifying at the start of the event to give him the best possible chance of a major placing

Daniel Harding was sixth after starting from P9, while seventh went to Coyle who started from p10.

Brad Maiolo started from p15 after he damaged the LJM Racing W77 in the first heat of the night.

On the first lap the caution lights came on as the field raced into the back straight and unfortunately Maiolo couldn’t avoid a slowing Pigdon, seeing his car slide backwards into the pit gate.

His recovery in the feature to move up seven spots to eighth earns him this round’s Kincrome Hard Charger award.

Jason Pryde crossed the line in ninth after starting from P9, while 10th went to Jaydee Dack who started from p12.

Trevor Jolly started and finished 11th, while Mitchell Wormall started 14th and finished 12th.

Callum Williamson still leads the Speedway Australia Speedweek points after four of the six rounds have been completed.

He has a 14-point buffer over Kingshott, while Harding is third, Kendrick is fourth and Priolo is fifth.

Meanwhile Kendrick has extended his lead by two more points for the overall series championship.

Williamson is still second while Andrew Priolo has moved up to third and Milling has dropped back to fourth.

Kingshott, Coyle, Lancaster and Harding continue to occupy the next four spots while Maiolo has moved from 10th to ninth and Pryde has moved from 12th into the top 10.

After a busy schedule with four race meetings in a week, teams now have a break before resuming racing at Ellenbrook Speedway next Saturday, January 8.

This will be the second last chance drivers have to play their Joker card and double their feature race points for the night - they must make the declaration at the pre-race driver briefing.

The final round to play their Joker will be the Speedway Australia Speedweek final - back at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, January 15.

RESULTS Qualifying

Group 1: Trent Pigdon 13.959, Brad Maiolo 14.094, Taylor Milling 14.152, Jason Kendrick 14.337, Kris Coyle 14.340, Daniel Harding 14.367, Ryan Lancaster 14.364.

Group 2: Callum Williamson 13.840, Jack Williamson 13.883, Jason Pryde 14.025, Trevor Jolly 14.076, Jaydee Dack 14.162, Andrew Priolo 14.317 and Mitchell Wormall 14.474.

Heat 1: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd Trent Pigdon, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Daniel Harding, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Ryan Lancaster, DNF: Brad Maiolo.

Heat 2: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Jason Pryde, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Jack Williamson, 6th Jaydee Dack, 7th Mitchell Wormall, 8th Trevor Jolly.

A Dash: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Jack Williamson, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th Trevor Jolly.

B Dash: 1st Trent Pigdon, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Jaydee Dack.

Feature: 1st Dayne Kingshott, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Trent Pigdon, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Daniel Harding, 7th Kris Coyle, 8th Brad Maiolo, 9th Jason Pryde, 10th Jaydee Dack, 11th Trevor Jolly, 12th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Ryan Lancaster, Jack Williamson and Taylor Milling,

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points after Rd8: Jason Kendrick 1280, Callum Williamson 1252, Andrew Priolo 1228, Taylor Milling 1226, Dayne Kingshott 1218, Kris Coyle 1200, Ryan Lancaster 1126, Daniel Harding 1110, Brad Maiolo 1036, Jason Pryde 982, Matthew Cross 970, Jaydee Dack 962, Trevor Jolly 960, AJ Nash 876, Jack Williamson 870, Shaun Bradford 848, Trent Pigdon 784, David Priolo 724, Mitchell Wormall 714, Darren Mewett 620, Todd Davis 496, Chace Karpenko 400, Kaiden Manders 376, Cameron McKenzie 374, James Inglis 334, Robbie farr 278, George Eaton 278.

Speedway Australia Speedweek Series after Rd4 of 6: Callum Williamson 590, Dayne Kingshott 576, Daniel Harding 570, Jason Kendrick 556, Andrew Priolo 550, Kris Coyle 542, Taylor Milling 536, Brad Maiolo 532, Jason Pryde 506, Ryan Lancaster 496, Jaydee Dack 482, Trevor Jolly 482, Mitchell Wormall 482, Trent Pigdon 462, Jack Williamson 406, Cameron McKenzie 374, Matthew Cross 364, Shaun Bradford 268, Kaiden Manders 264, AJ Nash 238, Darren Mewett 120, Todd Davis 118, David Priolo 110.

Hoosier lucky tyre draw: Callum Williamson.

Kincrome Hard Charger: Brad Maiolo.

Upcoming rounds

Ellenbrook Speedway, January 8

Rd9 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd5

Perth Motorplex, January 15

Rd10 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek FINAL

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, JANUARY 2

For the second night in a row Callum Williamson has been the top dog when the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series rolled into the Perth Motorplex.

On Saturday night the defending series champion won round 7 of the overall series that was also round 3 of the Speedway Australia Speedweek and as a result of the two wins and a second, he is leading the Speedweek points at the halfway mark.

Williamson took the latest win from Daniel Harding and Brad Maiolo, winning an epic dog fight with Harding that saw the duo trade blows on countless occasions, putting on an absolute sensational show for the appreciative crowd.

The winner admitted to being totally exhausted at the completion of the final, saying he was pushed to the absolute limit by Harding who was relentless in his attacks.

For Williamson it has also been an emotionally draining time as he only drove back from Geraldton on race day after spending time with his heavily-pregnant wife Sharnee who is due to give birth to their first child any day now.

As the field went four wide for the parade lap at the start of the feature race Matthew Cross made his way to the infield work area where the team dealt with a suspected electrical fault and he managed to take his spot at the rear of the field before the race got underway.

At the green light Harding and Williamson went at it, running side by side for the first couple of laps before Williamson got the upper hand.

At the same time Maiolo and Dayne Kingshott were also forming the start of what would be a race-long battle that also saw them push each other to the absolute limit.

A couple laps into the race and Williamson had the upper hand and after just a handful of laps he was into lapped traffic with Harding, Maiolo, Kingshott and Kaiden Manders all in hot pursuit.

With 10 laps in the books Williamson had opened up a handy lead and a couple of laps later Jason Kendrick, who started P11, was up to P8 before he hit the back of Taylor Milling’s car on the back straight, seeing him drive into the work area for some adjustments before resuming from the rear of the field for the restart.

Just prior to Kendrick going to the work area he was hit from behind as he slowed by Jack Williamson who sustained nose wing damage and also headed to the work area.

The next time away Callum Williamson grabbed the holeshot but he was then passed by Harding on the next lap, just before Trevor Jolly spun in turns 1-2.

Harding, who was now in the lead, was running a lower and defensive line before Williamson put in a big move with 12 laps to go to retake the lead.

The front duo was pushing hard when Jaydee Dack and Matthew Cross came together in the first turns and only some great driving saw Williamson find a small gap between the two damaged cards as he tried to avoid the carnage.

With six laps remaining Williamson led away Harding, Kingshott, Maiolo and Manders and three laps later he had a sizeable lead.

Maiolo then went under Kingshott for third and after they ran side by side for a couple of laps, he managed to solidify third spot.

Harding pushed as hard as he could to try and peg back the gap to Williamson but to no avail.

Despite missing out on his second feature race win of the year, he said it was a fun race and he enjoyed the combat with Williamson.

For Maiolo it was a welcome return to form after he has struggled in the first handful of shows for the 2021-22 season.

His confidence was also given a boost earlier in the night when he took a heat race win.

For the second night in a row Kingshott was the quickest in his qualifying group and quickest overall to be the Victory 1 Performance Quick Timer, thanks to a 13.530 second circulation.

Kendrick was second overall and quickest in the second group with a 13.602 second lap.

After Williamson and Maiolo claimed a heat win each, Williamson then won the A Dash from Kingshott and Ryan Lancaster, while Harding won the B Dash from Maiolo and Andrew Priolo.

Trent Pigdon won the Midpack Madness from Cameron McKenzie and Dack.

Kingshott held on for fourth after starting from p3, while Manders, who started from p8, crossed the line in fifth.

Kris Coyle was one of only two drivers to play their Joker card on the night and he finished sixth, banking some solid series points.

Andrew Priolo started from p6 and finished seventh, while Milling, who started p10, finished eight.

Kendrick managed to claw back some ground after going to the rear of the field at one point, to finish ninth, after initially starting from p11 - and as a result is this round’s Kincrome Hard Charger.

Pigdon had a good recovery to claim 10th after earlier in the night having issues in qualifying and then racing in the Midpack Madness where he started the main event from p13.

Jason Pryde started from p9 and finished 11th, while Lancaster struggled after starting from p5 and crossing the line in 12th.

Cameron McKenzie was 13th after starting p13, Jolly was 14th after starting 16th and Jack Williamson, the other driver to play his Joker, started p12 and was the last finisher in 15th.

Teams now have a tight turnaround, as they are back at the Perth Motorplex tonight, Sunday, January 2, for the next round.

There are only two more opportunities drivers have to play their Joker hand - at Ellenbrook Speedway weekend on January 8 - and then back at the Motorplex on January 15.

Despite struggling in the past two rounds, Kendrick is still the leader in the overall Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points.

Williamson has moved into second overall but is still 26 points shy of the lead, while Milling is third, Priolo is fourth and Kingshott rounds out the top five.

However when it comes to the points in the Speedway Australia Speedweek Series, it is Williamson who is the driver to beat, holding down a 14-point lead over Harding, Kingshott, Milling and Kendrick.

An overall $20,000 prize purse will go to the drivers who contest all six rounds, with $10,000 of that going to the winner.

RESULTS
Qualifying:

Group 1. Dayne Kingshott 13.550, Andrew Priolo 13.886, Ryan Lancaster 13.951, Callum Williamson 13.974, Jason Pryde 14.034, Taylor Milling 14.056, Trevor Jolly 14.109, Trent Pigdon 14.418, Mitchell Wormall 14.844.

Group 2. Jason Kendrick 13.602, Daniel Harding 13.666, Brad Maiolo 13.725, Kaiden Manders 13.739, Kris Coyle 13.874, Jack Williamson 13.875, Jaydee Dack 14.253, Cameron McKenzie 15.322, Matthew Cross 14.516.

Heat 1: 1st Ryan Lancaster, 2nd Callum Willliamson, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Dayne Kingshott 5th Trent Pigdon, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Jason Pryde, 8th Mitchell Wormall, 9th Trevor Jolly,

Heat 2: 1st Brad Maiolo, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Kaiden Manders, 5th Kris Coyle, 6th Jack Williamson, 7th Cameron McKenzie, 8th Matthew Cross, DNF: Jaydee Dack.

A Dash: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Ryan Lancaster, 4th Kris Coyle, 5th Jason Pryde, DNF Jason Kendrick.

B Dash: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Kaiden Manders, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th Jack Willlliamson.

Midpack Madness: 1st Trent Pigdon, 2nd Cameron McKenzie, 3rd Jaydee Dack, 4th Trevor Jolly, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Matthew Cross.

Feature race: 1st Callum Wiliamson, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Brad Maiolo, 4th Dayne Kingshott, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6th Kris Coylke, 7th Andrew Priolo, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th Jason Kendrick, 10th Trent Pigdon, 11th Jason Pryde, 12th Ryan Lancaster, 13th Cameron McKenzie, 14th Trevor Jolly, 15th Jack Williamson. DNF: Jaydee Dack, Matthew Cross, Mitchell Wormall.

Jokers played this round: Jack Williamson and Kris Coyle.

Hoosier lucky tyre draw: Cameron McKenzie.

Kincrome Hard Charger: Jason Kendrick.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series overall points: Jason Kendrick 1134 (Joker), Callum Williamson 1108 (Joker), Taylor Milling 1104 (Joker), Andrew Priolo 1088 (Joker), Dayne Kingshott 1068 (Joker), Ryan Lancaster 1002 (Joker), Daniel Harding 972, Matthew Cross (Joker) 970, Kris Coyle 926 (Joker), Brad Maiolo 902, AJ Nash 876 (Joker), Jason Pryde 850, Shaun Bradford 848 (Joker), Jaydee Dack 832, Trevor Jolly 832 (Joker), David Priolo 724 (Joker), Jack Williamson 700 (Joker), Trent Pigdon 642, Darren Mewett 620, Mitchell Wormall 588, Todd Davis 496, Chace Karpenko 400, Kaiden Manders 376, Cameron McKenzie 374, James Inglis 334, Robbie Farr 278, George Eaton 278.

Speedway Australia Speedweek points: Callum Williamson 446, Daniel Harding 432, Dayne Kingshott 426, Taylor Milling 414, Jason Kendrick, 410, Andrew Priolo 410, Kris Coyle 406, Brad Maiolo 398, Jason Pryde 374, Cameron McKenzie 374, Ryan Lancaster 372, Matthew Cross 364, Mitchell Wormall 356, Jack Williamson 356, Trevor Jolly 354, Jaydee Dack 352, Trent Pigdon 320, Shaun Bradford 268, Kaiden Manders 264, AJ Nash 238, Darren Mewett 120, Todd Davis 118, David Priolo 110.

Perth Motorplex, January 2

Rd8 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd4

Ellenbrook Speedway, January 8

Rd9 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd5

Perth Motorplex, January 15

Rd10 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek FINAL

 

 

Famous Name Salutes in Victorian Sprintcar Title

Fresha Fruit Juice Warrnambool presented two big feature events at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool as the Victorian Sprintcar Title and the Junior Sedan Neville Pike Cup were contested.

A big New Year’s Day crowd witnessed some exciting racing, as Matthew Dumesny claimed his maiden Victorian Sprintcar Title after a race long battle with eventual runner up David Murcott. Daniel Pestka backed up his podium finish at Max’s Race in December with another strong third place run while James McFadden captured the Victorian Speedweek Bonus with a fourth race finish backing up his win at Avalon on Thursday night.

By virtue of being the overall fastest qualifier James McFadden picked up an extra $250.00 from Tony Loxley and Full Throttle Publishing.

The five heat races were inverted by six based on qualifying times and were taken out by Marcus Dumesny, Rusty Hickman, Brett Milburn, Brendan Quinn and Matthew Reed. The D-Main was won by Tim Hutchins, while Leigh Mugavin, Robbie Paton and Kevin Reeves also transferred to the C-Main.

The C-Main again saw four drivers with Cameron Waters taking the win from Andrew Hughes, Lachlan McDonough and Dayne Bentvelzen.

The B-Main was littered with stoppages; however, Ryan Jones took the win and made his way to the A-Main along with Darren Mollenoyux, Jordyn Charge, Matthew Reed, Peter Doukas and Callum Walker.

In the 30-lap final Dumesny was all class at the front of the field despite consistently being pressured by David Murcott as they made their way through lap traffic.

Daniel Pestka was again prominent in third with McFadden and Lines rounding out the top five.

The Junior Sedan Neville Pike Cup for 2022 saw Carter Metcalfe claim the coveted prize as he led home Linken Paterson and Tanner Barclay in an entertaining affair.

In the New Stars Junior Sedans, the 12-lap final saw Jayden Lock set a new 12 lap Junior Sedan record in a strong display winning the final ahead of Jake Bradley and Jasmine Bryant. The new 12 lap time was 3:31.215.

The quick results of the nights program are as follows:

Sprintcars:

Time Trial Group One: 1. W17 James McFadden 11.754; 2. N57 Matthew Dumesny 12.055; 3. V48 Adam King 12.157; 4. VA81 Rhys Baxter 12.179; 5. N47 Marcus Dumesny 12.180; 6. V27 Ross Jarred 12.278; 7. V17 Dennis Jones 12.339; 8. S38 Lachlan McDonough 12.452; 9. VA96 Dayn Bentvelzen 12.521; 10. V57 Troy Hose 12.835; 11. V63 Kevin Reeves 13.528.

James McFadden was the fastest overall qualifier earning $250.00 from Tony Loxley and Full Throttle Publishing. Time Trial Group Two: 1. V37 Grant Anderson 11.904; 2. S20 Glen Sutherland 11.952; 3. N99 Carson Macedo 12.015; 4. VA12 Mark Carlin 12.092; 5. V60 Jordyn Charge 12.125; 6. V88 Rusty Hickman 12.132; 7. VA36 Ashley Cook 12.190; 8. V28 Andrew Hughes 12.318; 9. V75 Mitchell Smith 12.499; 10. V2 Domain Ramsay 12.676; 11. N72 Coby Elliott 13.312.

Time Trial Group Three: 1. V45 Steven Lines 12.024; 2. V7 Paul Solomon 12.069; 3. V25 Jamie Veal 12.098; 4. V98 Peter Doukas 12.176; 5. V68 Brett Milburn 12.268; 6. V72 Jacob Smith 12.336; 7. V6 Cameron Waters 12.359; 8. VA75 David Donegan 12.493; 9. V30 Michael Coad 12.836; 10. NT27 Luke Weel No Take Taken.

Time Trial Group Four: 1. S63 Ryan Jones 12.000 ; 2. V3 Darren Mollenoyux 12.049; 3. T62 Tate Frost 12.069; 4. Q33 Callum Walker 12.190; 5. S14 Brendan Quinn 12.285; 6. VA29 Terry Rankin 12.329; 7. V71 Marcus Green 12.442; 8. VA88 Grant Stansfield 12,533; 9. VA22 Leigh Mugavin 12.791; 10. V81 Robbie Paton 12.805; 11. VA57 Harrison Swan 13.598.

Time Trial Group Five: 1. S97 David Murcott 11,763; 2. V90 Corey McCullagh 11.790; 3. S27 Daniel Pestka 11.895; 4. VA25 Jack Lee 11.945; 5. V39 Brett Smith 11.994; 6. V92 Matthew Reed 12.269; 7. V56 James Aranyosi 12.287; 8. V44 Tim Van Ginneken 12.316; 9. T7 Tim Hutchins 12.450; 10. D26 Todd Moule 12.663.

Heat One: 1st N47 Marcus Dumesny; 2nd N57 Matthew Dumesny; 3rd V48 Adam King; 4th W17 James McFadden; 5th V57 Troy Hose.

Heat Two: 1st V88 Rusty Hickman; 2nd V60 Jordyn Charge; 3rd N99 Carson Macedo; 4th VA12 Mark Carlin; 5th S20 Glen Sutherland.

Heat Three: 1st V68 Brett Milburn; 2nd V25 Jamie Veal; 3rd V72 Jacob Smith; 4th V98 Peter Doukas; 5th V45 Steven Lines.

Heat Four: 1st S14 Brendan Quinn; 2nd T62 Tate Frost; 3rd VA29 Terry Rankin; 4th Q33 Callum Walker; 5th V3 Darren Mollenoyux.

Heat Five: 1st V92 Matthew Reed; 2nd S27 Daniel Pestka; 3rd S97 David Murcott; 4th VA25 Jack Lee; 5th V90 Corey McCullagh.

Sprintcar D-Main 8 laps (Top 4 Transfer to A-Main): 1st T7 Tim Hutchins; 2nd VA22 Leigh Mugavin; 3rd V81 Robbie Paton; 4th V63 Kevin Reeves; 5th N15 Luke Thomas; 6th N72 Coby Elliott; 7th V27 Ross Jarred; 8th VA57 Harrison Swan.

Sprintcar C-Main 15 laps (Top 4 Transfer to A-Main): 1st V6 Cameron Waters; 2nd V28 Andrew Hughes; 3rd S38 Lachlan McDonough; 4th VA96 Dayn Bentvelzen; 5th VA36 Ashley Cook; 6th VA75 David Donegan; 7th T7 Tim Hutchins; 8th D26 Todd Moule; 9th VA22 Leigh Mugavin; 10th V75 Mitchell Smith; 11th V63 Kevin Reeves; 12th V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 13th V56 James Aranyosi; 14th V81 Robbie Paton; 15th V57 Troy Hose; 16th VA81 Rhys Baxter; 17th VA88 Grant Stansfield; 18th V30 Michael Coad.

Sprintcar B-Main 20 laps (Top 6 Transfer to A-Main): 1st S63 Ryan Jones; 2nd V3 Darren Mollenoyux; 3rd V60 Jordyn Charge; 4th V92 Matthew Reed; 5th V98 Peter Doukas; 6th Q33 Callum Walker; 7th VA12 Mark Carlin; 8th S38 Lachlan McDonough; 9th V6 Cameron Waters; 10th V28 Andrew Hughes; 11th VA96 Dayn Bentvelzen; 12th V88 Rusty Hickman; 13th VA25 Jack Lee; 14th VA29 Terry Rankin; 15th V39 Brett Smith; 16th S20 Glen Sutherland; 17th V7 Paul Solomon.

Sprintcar A-Main (30 laps No Time): 1st N57 Matthew Dumesny; 2nd S97 David Murcott; 3rd S27 Daniel Pestka; 4th W17 James McFadden; 5th V45 Steven Lines; 6th V37 Grant Anderson; 7th N99 Carson Macedo; 8th V25 Jamie Veal; 9th N47 Marcus Dumesny; 10th T62 Tate Frost; 11th V3 Darren Mollenoyux; 12th Q33 Callum Walker; 13th S63 Ryan Jones; 14th V48 Adam King; 15th V68 Brett Milburn; 16th V92 Matthew Reed; 17th V60 Jordyn Charge; 18th V98 Peter Doukas; 19th V90 Corey McCullagh; 20th S14 Brendan Quinn.

(Start Order: 1. S97; 2. N57; 3. W17; 4. S27; 5. T62; 6. V25; 7. N99; 8. V45; 9. V48; 10. N47; 11. V68; 12. S14; 13. V90; 14. V37; 15. S63; 16.V3; 17. V60; 18. V92; 19. V98; 20. Q33.

Lap Leaders: 1-30 N57 Matthew Dumesny

Junior Sedan Neville Pike Cup:

Top Stars: Heat 1A: 1st AX10 Bree Simpson; 2nd AX63 James Oliver; 3rd AX47 River Paterson; 4th N61 Logan Muir; 5th C81 Miller Throckmorton.

Heat One 1B: 1st MDA10 Carter Metcalfe; 2nd AX49 Jayden Bryant; 3rd P95 Tanner Barclay; 4th AX93 Seth Sloane; 5th B33 Bailey Rumler.

Heat 2A: 1st AX93 Seth Sloane; 2nd AV5 Fletcher Barron; 3rd B33 Bailey Rumler; 4th AX10 Bree Simpson; 5th C81 Miller Throckmorton.

Heat 2B: 1st AX48 Linken Paterson; 2nd P95 Tanner Barclay; 3rd AX85 Rhys Meakins; 4th MDA10 Carter Metcalfe; 5th AX47 River Paterson (New 8 Lap Record: 2:19.376).

A-Main: 1. MDA10 Carter Metcalfe; 2. AX48 Linken Paterson; 3. P95 Tanner Barclay; 4. AX10 Bree Simpson; 5. AX49 Jayden Bryant; 6. AX33 Seth Sloane; 7. AV5 Fletcher Barron; 8. AX85 Rhys Meakins; 9. C81 Miller Throckmorton; 10. AX62 Christine Oliver; 11. HA29 Rylan Pech; 12. AX63 James Oliver; 13. AV8 Blake Glynn; 14. HA7 Jacob Tinworth; 15. N69 Jessica O’Donnell; 16. AX23 Tamika Simpson; 17. N61 Logan Mair; 18. AX47 River Paterson. (Please note Junior Results Subject to Confirmation).

New Stars: Heat 1: 1st AV19 Jake Bradley; 2nd S4 Jayden Lock; 3rd AV45 Isabella Thornton; 4th AX29 Jasmine Bryant; 5th B42 Tayla Whatmore.

Heat 2: 1st AV19 Jake Bradley; 2nd S4 Jayden Lock; 3rd AX29 Jasmine Bryant; 4th AV45 Isabella Thornton; 5th N27 Tristan Jarred.

A-Main: 1. S4 Jayden Lock; 2. AV19 Jake Bradley; 3. AX29 Jasmine Bryant; 4. AV45 Isabella Thornton; 5. N27 Tristan Jarred; 6. B42 Tayla Whatmore; 7. L95 Toby Cook; 8. S52 Zammy Noseda. (New 12 Lap Record: 3:31.215).

The next meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Sunday January 9, 2022, and will feature the Wingless Sprint Summer Slam Series, Formula 500’s and the Beasley Memorial for Speedcars.

Gates will open at 4pm with Racing to get underway at 5pm.

Tickets will be available on-line from Tuesday January 4 at 10.00am.

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29

Callum Williamson finally broke through for a win in the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series, taking an epic win at the Perth Motorplex on Tuesday night.

The defending series champion has had a tough start to the season, enduring mechanical issues, but in round six of the series, that was also round two of the six-night Speedway Australia State Series, Williamson took a dominating win from Dayne Kingshott and Kris Coyle.

It was a big night for the Geraldton driver who also took victory in the early 360 sprintcar feature race, subbing for Trevor Reynolds in the W15 as part of the Merger Contracting Sprintcar Muster that attracted more than 70 sprintcars.

Early on Williamson started from P4 for the 30-lap final and tucked in behind Harding, who started from P2 and Kingshott who was on the pole and earlier in the night set the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time.

Midpack was where all the action was and only a few laps in, AJ Nash flipped hard and high in turn four, with Jaydee Dack and Jason Kendrick being caught up in it when the red lights came on.

Both these cars went to the work area to try and get repairs done in time.

Dack was the first one to make it back onto the track and Kendrick just rolled onto the track as the field took the green, albeit without a front wing and a new front axle.

Meanwhile Harding took the lead on the restart, with Williamson slotting into second ahead of Kingshott and Milling, with a gap back to the rest of the field.

With nine laps in the books Harding was up into lapped traffic which included Kendrick.

Then as he went to pass Kendrick, Jason Pryde slowed up on the main straight for a restart.

Kendrick again raced to the work area and had a front wing bolted on to continue from the back of the pack while Pryde’s crew also thrashed in the work area but were not able to regroup in time.

On the restart Williamson put in a telling move to take the lead from Harding and Kingshott and they put a bit of a gap on the rest of the field.

With 17 laps to go Jaydee Dack clouted the fence on the main straight, forcing another restart.

At this time officials relegated Mitchell Wormall two spots for passing under the cone.

Next time away it was Williamson from Harding, Kingshott and Milling and shortly afterwards Kingshott got underneath Harding for second and then Coyle also pushed Harding back a spot.

The track was getting darker as the race went on, taking a lot of rubber, which was expected given the warm conditions Perth has experienced in recent days.

As the race progressed Williamson exercised his advantage and the gap between himself and Kingshott at the end was 5.304 seconds.

The win also elevated the Geraldton driver from fourth to third in the overall series points.

For Kingshott it was another good result but also another opportunity lost for his maiden win in the Krikke Motorsport W2.

Despite the disappointment, he was still happy with the progress made and was looking forward to going one step higher on the podium real soon - and he maintained fifth in the series points.

For Coyle it was a solid effort for a couple of reasons.

Firstly he started from P13 in the final and put in one hell of an effort to finish on the podium - making up nine spots.

What a lot of people didn’t realise was he was also suffering from a bout of gastro, making the job of driving a sprintcar just that much harder.

Coyle moved up from 12th to 11th in the series points.

Harding missed out on converting another front row start into a win, slipping back to fourth by the end of the journey, but it was still another solid points haul in the W41 to move from 11th to 10th overall.

Andrew Priolo converted a dreadful start into a big positive, taking fifth after starting from P22.

Priolo’s crew had to go back to his workshop on the other side of the city to source another motor after he failed to even post a time in qualifying and missed his heat race.

As a result of his solid move forward 13 spots, he is this round’s Kincrome Hard Charger award.

Priolo is now fourth overall in the points, dropping one spot.

Taylor Milling, who started from P5, crossed the line in sixth and another solid top 10 finish means he is still second in the overall Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points.

Shaun Bradford started from P9 and moved up two spots to finish seventh, while Cameron McKenzie was very impressive on the night, crossing the line in eighth after earlier starting out of P3.

His second-row start was on the back of his first sprintcar heat race win earlier in the night.

Ryan Lancaster started P12 and moved up three spots to ninth in what was a busy night of racing in two different sprintcar divisions.

He would have started higher in the main event had he not spun while leading his heat race, dropping two spots to finish third.

Mitchell Wormall started from P17 and came home strong for this 10th place, just ahead of Jason Kendrick who started from P11 after a tough night earlier on and then having to race from the back after being involved in the Nash incident.

He is still the points leader in the overall series, but his margin has been pegged back from 42 points to 32 points.

Brad Maiolo struggled in the LJM #77, starting from P8 and crossing the line in 12th, just ahead of Kaiden Manders who started from P6 and also struggled at the business end of the season, taking 13th.

Matthew Cross started P19 and finished 14th, in front of Darren Mewett who started from P18 and finished 15th.

Todd David was 16th, ahead of Jack Williamson and Trevor Jolly who were the only other finishers.

The Speedway Australia Speedweek series returns to the Perth Motorplex for a double header round this Saturday and Sunday nights.

Thanks to Speedway Australia and the Stateside Series concept, $20,000 is up for grabs for drivers who contest all six rounds, with $10,000 going to the overall points winner after round six is completed on January 15.

Williamson leads after two nights from Harding, Kingshott, Milling and Kendrick who round out the top five.

This Saturday’s night is also the third opportunity for drivers who haven’t already done so to play their Joker card and double their feature race points - they have to make the declaration at the driver’s briefing prior to racing.

The only other two opportunities drivers have to play their Joker hand is the following weekend at Ellenbrook Speedway on January 8 - and then back at the Motorplex on January 15.

The winner of the Hoosier Tyre draw was AJ Nash.

RESULTS, Rd6, December 26

Qualifying:

Group 1: Jaydee Dack 13.903, Brad Maiolo 14.000, Kaiden Manders 14.031, Callum Williamson 14.050, Kris Coyle 14.172, Trevor Jolly 14.279, Trent Pigdon 14.463, A Priolo NTT.

Group 2: Dayne Kingshott 13.803, Shaun Bradford 14.212, Cameron McKenzie 14.299, Ryan Lancaster 14.316, Jack Williamsoon 14.439, Mitchell Wormall 114.514, Matthew Cross 14.564.

Group 3: Daniel Harding 13.910, Jason Kendrick 14.037, AJ Nash 14.141, Taylor Milling 14.184, Jason Pryde 14.418, Darren Mewett 14.924, Todd David 15.325.

Heat 1: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Kaiden Manders, 3rd Kris Coyle, 4th Brad Maiolo, 5th Trevor Jolly, 6th Jaydee Dack. DNS: Trent Pigdon and Andrew Priolo.

Heat 2: 1st Cameron McKenzie, 2nd Dayne Kinghott, 3rd Ryan Lancaster, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Jack Williamson, 6th Mitchell Wormall and 7th Matthew Cross.

Heat 3: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd AJ Nash, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Jason Kendrick, 6th Darren Mewett, 7th Todd Davis.

Feature race: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Kris Coyle, 4th Daniel Harding, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th Shaun Bradford, 8th Cameron McKenzie, 9th Ryan Lancaster, 10th Mitchell Wormall, 11th Jason Kendrick, 12th Brad Maiolo, 13th Kaiden Manders, 14th Matthew Cross, 15th Darren Mewett, 16th Todd Davis, 17th Jack Williamson, 18th Trevor Jolly. DNF: Jaydee Dack, Jason Pryde and AJ Nash. DNS: Trent Pigdon.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points after Rd6: Jason Kendrick 1002, Taylor Milling 970, Callum Williamson 958, Andrew Priolo 952, Dayne Kingshott 926, AJ Nash 876, Ryan Lancaster 876, Matthew Cross 854, Shaun Bradford 848, Daniel Harding 826, Kris Coyle 788, Bradley Maiolo 758, David Priolo 724, Jason Pryde 722, Jaydee Dack 714, Trevor Jolly 710, Darren Mewett 620, Jack Williamson 580, Trent Pigdon 512, Todd Davis 496, Mitchell Wormall 474, Chace Karpenko 400, James Inglis 334, Robbie Farr 278, George Eaton 278, Cameron McKenzie 250, Kaiden manders 236.

Speedway Australia Speedweek points after Rd2: Callum Williamson 296, Daniel Harding 286, Dayne Kingshott 284, Taylor Milling 280, Jason Kendrick 278, Andrew Priolo 274, Kris Coyle 268, Shaun Bradford 268, Bradley Maiolo 254, Cameron McKenzie 250, Matthew Cross 248, Jason Pryde 246, Ryan Lancaster 246, Mitchell Wormall 242, AJ Nash 238, Jack Williamson 236, Jaydee Dack 234, Trevor Jolly 232, Trent Pigdon 190, Kaiden Manders 124, Darren Mewett 120, Todd Davis 118, David Priolo 110.

Upcoming rounds

Perth Motorplex, January 1

Rd7 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd3

Perth Motorplex, January 2

Rd8 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd4

Ellenbrook Speedway, January 8

Rd9 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd5

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2021

The Jason Kendrick juggernaut at the start of the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series continued at the Perth Motorplex on Sunday night, when he claimed his fourth win from five outings.

Kendrick took the win from Callum Williamson and Daniel Harding in what was also the first round of the six-night WA Speedweek competition that concludes on January 15.

WA drivers are in for a big festival of racing over the festive period and thanks to $20,000 support from Speedway Australia, the drivers who contest all six rounds will share in an overall prizepool - including a cool $10,000 going to the winner of WA’s version of the Stateside Series.

Kendrick’s win was a big one for more than one reason.

He was also one of eight drivers who elected to play their Joker card on the night and double their feature race points.

As a result he has now rocketed into the clear outright lead.

He started the night in the best possible fashion, being quickest in his qualifying group and quickest overall for the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time, before taking a third in his heat race in a compressed show because of extreme warm weather conditions being experienced in WA over the Christmas break.

And speaking of the extreme weather - a big hats off to the Perth Motorplex management and crew who managed to offer up a good race track - the result of a lot of TLC in recent days to overcome the very hot conditions.

The first attempt at the feature race was aborted and on the next attempt it was not the start Shaun Bradford was looking for, spinning the W57 around and rejoining at the rear of the field - albeit somewhat off the pace.

Dayne Kingshott, who started from pole, was the early leader over Daniel Harding who started out of P2, Taylor Milling, who came from P7, Kendrick and Trent Pigdon, who came from P8.

David Priolo banged the wall and was limping his way to the infield when he was collected by Trevor Jolly on the back straight, seeing both cars locked together for a red light stoppage.

It was another heart-breaking end for Priolo who continues to look very fast but has come up short in the results department.

He started from P6 for the final and Jolly started from 13 and was able to get a restart.

With five laps in the books it was Harding who was now in the lead from Kingshott and Williamson who was searching for some extra pace and grip on a higher line that the front runners weren’t doing.

On the next lap Williamson made a telling move on Kingshott and set sail for Harding out in front.

Kendrick also went a bit higher as he edged closer to Kingshott.

On lap 10 Williamson went underneath Harding for the lead and Kendrick had won the battle with Kingshott for third by this stage.

Harding opted to stay lower than Kendrick at this point and after the pair traded lines in a great tussle in traffic, Kendrick stretched the legs on the W11 for the spot.

With 13 laps remaining Williamson’s advantage, with his freshly-built KRE powerplant, had been eroded after Matthew Cross spun around, forcing a restart.

On the restart it was Williamson to lead away from Kendrick, Harding, Milling, Kingshott and Pigdon.

Kendrick got the jump as the lights went green but it was to no avail after Ryan Lancaster pulled up at the end of the main straight and was eventually dispatched to the work area and soon out of the show.

He too played his Joker card on the night.

The next time away Williamson was a bit more guarded but Kendrick was still able to be in front by the time the pair entered the back straight.

Cameron McKenzie, making his season debut in the beautifully-looking yellow W4, ended up on the fence at the end of the main straight, seeing yet another restart.

Kendrick led away from Williamson and Harding who had a look down the inside to see if he could reclaim second, but the defending series champion was able to hold the spot down.

With eight laps remaining Kendrick was back into lapped traffic and Williamson was pushing hard on the high line, even clipping the concrete fence in pits bend on his way around.

Milling was pushing hard and closed in on Harding for third as they hit traffic - Milling opted for the lower line and Harding the higher as they approached Jolly in turns 1-2.

Unfortunately Jolly was the big loser in the battle after being hit by Milling, flipping the W18 and ending a tough night.

With six laps remaining, Kendrick led away the final restart from Williamson and Harding and that is how they ran to the flag.

The three-time series champion, who only enjoyed two wins last year, has made himself the man to beat this year.

For Williamson it was a solid result and another podium and just as importantly for him, a big points haul after also electing to play his Joker card, rocking up to fourth overall.

This was on the back of an earlier heat race win.

For Harding another podium also sets him up well for a big season.

He is yet to play his Joker card and with two of the three options left being at the Perth Motorplex, he admitted that’s where he will play his hand, instead of at Ellenbrook.

Milling was another to play his Joker on the night and his fourth in the final paid big dividends, now being second in the series points.

Earlier in the night he was third quickest in his qualifying group and then took a fourth in his heat race.

Pigdon took plenty of positives home from his latest showing in the W19.

He was fourth quickest in his qualifying group and then crossed the line first in his heat race, only to be relegated two places for jumping the start.

Despite this he converted a P8 start into a top five finish.

Kingshott slipped back to sixth in the W2 and now he is fifth overall in the series points.

Jason Pryde was third in his qualifying group and was second in his heat race, setting up a P5 start in the final, before finishing seventh.

He is another driver who is pondering when to play his Joker card.

Andrew Priolo, the early points leader and one of the first to play his Joker card, is now third overall after his eighth place on Sunday night.

This was another stout finish for the W8 pilot after he started from P12.

Bradford salvaged some pride after he clawed his way from the back of the field to finish ninth overall and now he is 10th in the series points.

AJ Nash, another to play his Joker on the weekend, is sixth overall after he finished the latest round in 10th.

Former two-time series champion Brad Maiolo crossed the line in 11th after starting from P9, while Cross, who started from P14, recovered from his early spin to be 12th and after playing his Joker hand, is eighth overall.

Kris Coyle finished 13th in what was a tough night for the W79.

He was disqualified from his heat race after failing to go to the scales and as a result he started from P19, but dug deep and stayed out of trouble to bank some more points.

Jaydee Dack started from P10 and finished 14th, while Jack Williamson, who started P20, crossed the line in 15th.

David Priolo and Trevor Jolly’s decision to play their Jokers on the night weren’t successful, with both being DNFs.

The second round of WA Speedweek will be held at the Perth Motorplex on Tuesday, December 28, which is also round six of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

There are also three more opportunities for drivers to play their Joker cards and double their feature race points - January 1 Perth Motorplex, January 8 Ellenbrook Speedway and January 15 Perth Motorplex.

Jack Williamson was the winner of the Hoosier tyre draw for this round.

Qualifying:

Group 1: Jason Kendrick 13.320, David Priolo 13.447, Jason Pryde 13.575, Callum Williamson 13.592, Brad Maiolo 13.619, Jaydee Dack 13.748, Shaun Bradford 13.776, Kris Coyle 13.907, Trevor Jolly 13.965, Jack Williamson NTT.

Group 2: Dayne Kingshott 13.454, Daniel Harding 13.498, Taylor Milling 13.545, Trent Pigdon 13.677, Ryan Lancaster 13.780, Andrew Priolo 13.820, Matthew Cross 13.861, Cameron McKenzie 13.971, Mitchell Wormall 13.973, AJ Nash 14.200.

Heat 1: 1st Callum Williamson 2nd Jason Pryde, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th David Priolo. 5th Jaydee Dack, 6th Brad Maiolo, 7th Shaun Bradford, 8th Trevor Jolly, 9th Jack Williamson. DQ Kris Coyle.

Heat 2: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Trent Pigdon, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Ryan Lancaster, 7th Matthew Cross, 8th AJ Nash, 9th Cameron McKenzie, 10th Mitchell Wormall.

Feature race: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Trent Pigdon, 6th Dayne Kingshott, 7th Jason Pryde, 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th Shaun Bradford, 10th AJ Nash, 11th Brad Maiolo, 12th Matthew Cross, 13th Kris Coyle, 14th Jaydee Dack, 15th Jack Williamson. DNF: Trevor Jolly (23 laps), Cameron McKenzie (17 laps), Ryan Lancaster 16 laps, Mitchell Wormall (15 laps), David Priolo (one lap).

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points: Jason Kendrick (Joker) 874, Taylor Milling (Joker) 832, Andrew Priolo (Joker) 812, Callum Williamson (Joker) 808, Dayne Kingshott (Joker), AJ Nash (Joker) 768, Ryan Lancaster (Joker) 744, Matthew Cross (Joker) 732, David Priolo (Joker) 724, Shaun Bradford (Joker) 712, Daniel Harding 684, Kris Coyle 644, Brad Maiolo 632, Jason Pryde 612, Jayde Dack 602, Trevor Jolly (Joker) 596, Darren Mewett 500, Jack Williamson 464, Trent Pigdon 462, Chace Karpenko 400, Todd David 378, Mitchell Wormall 344, James Inglis 334, Robbie Farr 278, George Eaton 278, Cameron McKenzie 116, Kaiden Manders 112.

Upcoming rounds

Rd6 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd2

Perth Motorplex, December 28

Rd7 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd3

Perth Motorplex, January 1

Rd8 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series/Speedweek Rd4

Perth Motorplex, January 2

 

 

Stewart Routs Rumble Field For Saturday Midget Victory

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Dec. 18, 2021) – Even after two years, Saturday’s finale to the 23rd Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales was a reminder that some things just never change.

All-time Rumble wins leader Tony Stewart picked up his record-extending 12th national midget feature victory inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum with a rout of the field, taking the famed Our Gang Poker No. 2 Munchkin to a half-track victory in a caution-free 50-lap main event.

The midget feature went from green to checkered in a scant six minutes and 53 seconds.

Stewart started third, but moved to the runner-up spot behind polesitter Travis Welpott on the initial start. From there, he laid in wait until Welpott slipped off the bottom of the track at the start of lap four, powering to the inside and never looking back after that.

Stewart then drove away and carved his way effortlessly through slower traffic during the latter stages of the race. His official margin of victory at the checkered flag was 3.947 seconds.

“After how things ended last night, we wanted to come back here and prove what we’re capable of,” Stewart said. “I’d say that run did that. With the way Travis [Welpott] ran in the opener, I was a little nervous about whether we’d be able to get past him or not, but when he started slipping, I knew we had a chance.

“Sam McGhee [crew chief] has basically lived at my shop the last month getting these cars ready; I think I can about claim him as a dependent on my taxes,” the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion added with a hearty laugh. “He’s put in so much effort with the rest of this team and I’m glad we could reward them tonight.”

Rumble rookie Jack Macenko, who qualified for both features during his maiden showing at the indoor racing classic, held down second place for the majority of the second half after a stellar move to the outside that allowed him to dispatch Welpott.

Though Macenko couldn’t catch Stewart, he was still all smiles after what many considered to be a career-defining weekend for the high school senior and Kenyon Midget Series regular.

“I can’t believe this,” Macenko admitted. “We came in here just wanting to make a feature and to have a car like that … I’m so proud of this team. It’s incredible and it’s a huge boost for us going into next season.”

Friday runner-up Billy Wease completed the Saturday podium ahead of Trey Osborne and Joey Payne, another Rumble rookie who made both midget features during the weekend.

Stewart kicked off the night by setting fast time for the 16th time in his Rumble career, with a lap of 7.508 seconds around the temporary, seventh-mile concrete-and-pop syrup oval.

Macenko, Russ Gamester, Ryan Flores and Wease won their respective heat races. Derek Bischak and Payne split the B-main wins.

Saturday’s 600cc micro features were just as entertaining as their Friday counterparts, with two new winners starring at the end of those 25-lap contests.

Tyler Shullick held off his car owner, Rumble micro kingpin John Ivy, for the win in the winged 600cc micro feature after a wild affair during which late leader Cap Henry was relegated to the tail of the field with three laps to go after contact with a spinning lapped car led to a soft right-front tire.

Shullick inherited the top spot with three laps left and then out-raced Ivy for the win by .748 seconds. Chase Ridenour, Tylar Rankin, Kelsey Ivy and Ryan Ball closed the top six.

Shullick also set the all-time Rumble in Fort Wayne track record during winged 600cc micro qualifying earlier in the day. His lap of 7.255 seconds shattered the previous mark of 7.323 seconds, set by Tony Stewart in a midget during the 2005 edition of the Rumble.

The non-winged 600cc micro feature featured contact for the lead inside of five laps to go, after race-long dominator Justin Harper slowed off turn two and was hit by then runner-up Tyler Gunn.

Harper couldn’t continue once the caution flag waved, while Gunn was able to keep rolling and then led the final four laps for his first career Rumble micro victory.

Dillon Nusbaum finished second in non-winged action, followed by Brian Busz, Michael Busz and Grant Valkner.

Shawn Kluck headlined the list of go-kart feature winners on Saturday by becoming the fourth different winner in four runnings of the $2,000-to-win John Limbacher Memorial Race for the Clone 360 class.

Kluck held off a mid-race challenge from 2018 race winner Dustin Heath and led the final eight laps of the 20-lap feature. Heath ended as the runner-up finisher.

Other go-kart winners Saturday included Missy Bootes (Senior Caged), Parker Moyer (Junior Caged), Travis Fisher (Clone 400), Jakeb Boxell (Clone 330), Carson Mason (Junior 3), Evan Verduin (Wedge Kart), Kaden Sexton (WRA Wedge) and Daulton Soningsen (Kid Kart).

Austin Kryta (Animal, Heavy 160, Heavy 120) picked up three more quarter midget victories Saturday to push his weekend total to five wins in eight races overall between go-karts and quarter midgets.

Kedryn Evenson (Senior Honda, Light 160) won in two quarter midget classes Saturday, while Cam Lindsay completed the weekend sweep in the Junior Honda quarter midget division.

Evenson was selected as the SPEED SPORT One/Pit Row TV Rising Star of the Rumble, collecting a $200 bonus, while brothers Mel and Don Kenyon received the event’s highest honor, the David Lesiecki Award for Dedication to Auto Racing.

Every lap from both days of the 23rd Rumble in Fort Wayne is available for on-demand replay through SPEED SPORT Network affiliate Pit Row TV, which broadcast the event live to a worldwide audience for the first time in its history.

Viewers from more than 40 states and several Canadian provinces tuned in over the course of the two-day spectacle to take in the action.

The 24th renewal of the Rumble in Fort Wayne is slated for Dec. 30-31, 2022.

23rd Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales; Allen County War Memorial Coliseum; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Dec. 18, 2021

National Midget Qualifying (group aggregate): 1. 2-Tony Stewart, 7.508; 2. 8up-Joe Liguori, 7.606; 3. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 7.618; 4. 18-Travis Welpott, 7.619; 5. 24-Shawn Bonar, 7.630; 6. 31-Derek Bischak, 7.660; 7. 97-Mike Fedorcak, 7.692; 8. 2.5-Joey Payne, 7.698; 9. 24m-Jack Macenko, 7.712; 10. 46-Russ Gamester, 7.740; 11. 98-Ryan Flores, 7.746; 12. 99w-Billy Wease, 7.763; 13. 6k-Trey Osborne, 7.811; 14. 19-Austin Nemire, 7.819; 15. 16-Nick Hamilton, 7.823; 16. 49-Tim Creech, 7.868; 17. 9s-Charlie Schultz, 7.871; 18. 4b-Scott Koerner, 7.925; 19. 1x-Ryan Moran, 7.964; 20. 33-Jordan Caskey, 7.987; 21. 61-Jeff Champagne, 7.991; 22. 99-Brandon Knupp, 7.997; 23. 75-Ayrton Houk, 8.020; 24. 72-Cody Gallogly, 8.024; 25. 45-Daryl Campbell, 8.057; 26. 10k-Christian Koehler, 8.122; 27. 53-Justin Harper, 8.129; 28. 14-Keith Ousley, 8.353; 29. 6-Chris Malaterre, 8.712.

National Midget Heat Race #1 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Jack Macenko [1], 2. Tony Stewart [3] / 3. Charlie Schultz [5], 4. Trey Osborne [4], 5. Shawn Bonar [2], 6. Daryl Campbell [7], 7. Jeff Champagne [6], 8. Chris Malaterre [8].

National Midget Heat Race #2 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Russ Gamester [1], 2. Austin Nemire [4] / 3. Derek Bischak [2], 4. Brandon Knupp [6], 5. Scott Koerner [5], 6. Christian Koehler [7], 7. Joe Liguori [3].

National Midget Heat Race #3 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Ryan Flores [1], 2. Bryan Nuckles [3] / 3. Mike Fedorcak [2], 4. Nick Hamilton [4], 5. Ryan Moran [5], 6. Ayrton Houk [6], 7. Justin Harper [7].

National Midget Heat Race #4 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Billy Wease [1], 2. Travis Welpott [3] / 3. Joey Payne [2], 4. Tim Creech [4], 5. Cody Gallogly [6], 6. Jordan Caskey [5], 7. Keith Ousley [7].

National Midget Last Chance Showdown #1 (12 laps, top three transfer): 1. Derek Bischak [2], 2. Trey Osborne [3], 3. Joe Liguori [10] / 4. Jeff Champagne [9], 5. Brandon Knupp [4], 6. Christian Koehler [8], 7. Daryl Campbell [7], 8. Charlie Schultz [1], 9. Chris Malaterre [11], 10. Scott Koerner [6], 11. Shawn Bonar [5].

National Midget Last Chance Showdown #2 (10 laps, top three transfer): 1. Joey Payne [2], 2. Mike Fedorcak [1], 3. Nick Hamilton [3] / 4. Ayrton Houk [7], 5. Justin Harper [9], 6. Jordan Caskey [8], 7. Keith Ousley [10], 8. Cody Gallogly [6], 9. Tim Creech [4], 10. Ryan Moran [5].

National Midget A-Feature (50 laps): 1. 2-Tony Stewart [3], 2. 24m-Jack Macenko [4], 3. 99w-Billy Wease [7], 4. 6k-Trey Osborne [11], 5. 2.5-Joey Payne [10], 6. 59-Bryan Nuckles [2], 7. 31-Derek Bischak [9], 8. 16-Nick Hamilton [14], 9. 19-Austin Nemire [8], 10. 98-Ryan Flores [6], 11. 8up-Joe Liguori [13], 12. 97-Mike Fedorcak [12], 13. 46-Russ Gamester [5], 14. 18-Travis Welpott [1].

Lap Leader(s): Welpott 1-3, Stewart 4-50.

Hard Charger: #6k – Trey Osborne (+7)

Winged 600cc Micro Qualifying (group aggregate): 1. 40-Tyler Shullick, 7.255 (all-time track record); 2. 94-John Ivy, 7.398; 3. 17-Cap Henry, 7.420; 4. 44-Blake Adams, 7.743; 5. 87-Nate Franklin, 7.743; 6. 01-Chase Ridenour, 7.787; 7. 21-Clay Sanders, 7.804; 8. 3w-Dylan Woodling, 7.840; 9. 29i-Kelsey Ivy, 7.860; 10. 11b-Drew Dorsett, 7.870; 11. 5-Brian Busz, 7.888; 12. 08-Cory Grenzy, 7.910; 13. 26-Howard McCormick, 7.924; 14. 39-Tylar Rankin, 8.020; 15. 10r-Ryan Ball, 8.036; 16. 84-Bill Dunham, 8.109; 17. 51-Jason Ormsby, 8.112; 18. 18-Cody Tyler, 8.144; 19. 21h-Michael Higdon, 8.209; 20. 12-Chris Malaterre II, 8.307; 21. 69-Blake Lamb, NT; 22. 79-Nick Lucas, NT; 23. 62-Rod Henning, NT.

Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #1 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Clay Sanders [2], 2. Drew Dorsett [1], 3. Tyler Shullick [4], 4. Blake Adams [3] / 5. Howard McCormick [5], 6. Bill Dunham [6], 7. Michael Higdon [7].

Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #2 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Brian Busz [1], 2. John Ivy [4], 3. Nate Franklin [3], 4. Dylan Woodling [2] / 5. Tylar Rankin [5], 6. Chris Malaterre II [6], 7. Jason Ormsby (DNS).

Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #3 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Cap Henry [4], 2. Chase Ridenour [3], 3. Cory Grenzy [1], 4. Kelsey Ivy [2] / 5. Ryan Ball [5], 6. Cody Tyler [6].

Winged 600cc Micro B-Main (10 laps, top four transfer): 1. Howard McCormick [1], 2. Ryan Ball [3], 3. Cody Tyler [6], 4. Tylar Rankin [2] / 5. Chris Malaterre [7], 6. Michael Higdon [5], 7. Bill Dunham [4].

Winged 600cc Micro Feature (30 laps): 1. 40-Tyler Shullick [8], 2. 94-John Ivy [7], 3. 01-Chase Ridenour [3], 4. 39-Tylar Rankin [16], 5. 29i-Kelsey Ivy [9], 6. 10r-Ryan Ball [14], 7. 17-Cap Henry [6], 8. 08-Cory Grenzy [12], 9. 26-Howard McCormick [13], 10. 11b-Drew Dorsett [10], 11. 3w-Dylan Woodling [1], 12. 18-Cody Tyler [15], 13. 5-Brian Busz [11], 14. 87-Nate Franklin [4], 15. 21-Clay Sanders [2], 16. 44-Blake Adams [5].

Lap Leader(s): Woodling 1-5, Shullick 6-15, Henry 16-22, Shullick 23-25.

Hard Charger: #39 – Tylar Rankin (+12)

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Qualifying (group aggregate): 1. 20i-John Ivy, 7.952; 2. 51-Jason Ormsby, 7.986; 3. 68g-Tyler Gunn, 8.009; 4. 2-Dustin Ingle, 8.017; 5. 46-Tyler Lindsay, 8.059; 6. 16-Grant Valkner, 8.072; 7. 12c-Blane Culp, 8.088; 8. 53-Justin Harper, 8.102; 9. 75b-Brian Busz, 8.106; 10. 9m-Jonathan Reid, 8.119; 11. 21s-Larry Joe Sroufe, 8.125; 12. 73b-Brent Busz, 8.149; 13. 17n-Dillon Nusbaum, 8.209; 14. 12k-Sam Kimmel, 8.240; 15. 15-Andy Hall, 8.242; 16. 69-Blake Lamb, 8.337; 17. 57b-Michael Busz, 8.404; 18. 48-Bobby Murany, 8.486; 19. 777-Ben Long, 8.520; 20. 21L-Brenton Lamb, 8.531; 21. 8-Tony Jones, 9.012; 22. Brandon Yeiter, NT.

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #1 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Dustin Ingle [1], 2. Blane Culp [2], 3. Dillon Nusbaum [3], 4. John Ivy [4] / 5. Blake Lamb [6], 6. Ben Long [5], 7. Jonathan Reid (DNS).

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #2 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Larry Joe Sroufe [1], 2. Justin Harper [2], 3. Tyler Lindsay [3], 4. Jason Ormsby [4] / 5. Michael Busz [6], 6. Sam Kimmel [5], 7. Brenton Lamb (DNS).

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #3 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Brent Busz [1], 2. Brian Busz [2], 3. Grant Valkner [3], 4. Tyler Gunn [4] / 5. Andy Hall [5], 6. Bobby Murany [6], 7. Tony Jones (DNS).

Non-Winged 600cc Micro B-Main (10 laps, top four transfer): 1. Blake Lamb [1], 2. Michael Busz [2], 3. Andy Hall [3], 4. Sam Kimmel [5] / 5. Bobby Murany [6], 6. Ben Long [4].

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Feature (25 laps): 1. 68g-Tyler Gunn [8], 2. 17n-Dillon Nusbaum [6], 3. 75b-Brian Busz [9], 4. 57b-Michael Busz [12], 5. 16-Grant Valkner [3], 6. 12k-Sam Kimmel [14], 7. 12-Blane Culp [2], 8. 46-Tyler Lindsay [4], 9. 15-Andy Hall [15], 10. 73b-Brent Busz [11], 11. 21s-Larry Joe Sroufe [10], 12. 51-Jason Ormsby [7], 13. 53-Justin Harper [1], 14. 69-Blake Lamb [13], 15. 20i-John Ivy [16], 16. 2-Dustin Ingle [5].

Lap Leader(s): Harper 1-21, Gunn 22-25.

Hard Charger: #57b – Michael Busz (+8)

 

 

CHRISTMAS TIME MAGIC: BELL FLIES TO LEFFLER MEMORIAL WIN

By: Lucas Halbert - Grassroots Racing News

Du Quoin, Illinois (December 18, 2021).........Christopher Bell came, saw, and conquered the 8th running of the Jason Leffler Memorial presented by Fatheadz Eyewear on Saturday night inside the Southern Illinois Center.

Less than a week before the USAC Midget non-points special event, it was announced that the NASCAR Cup Series driver and 2013 USAC National Midget champion from Norman, Okla. would be making his RMS Racing debut in the Walkapedia/EnviroFab/Response Management Services sponsored Spike/Speedway No. 7XT.

The announcement sent shockwaves through the open-wheel dirt racing community and made the Leffler a must-see event with 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Chase Briscoe making a surprise appearance as well.

Eyes and ears were tuned in to see what magic could take place on the “Mini Magic Mile.” A mystical race-winning move may not have been made in the end, but something magical seemed to possess Bell in the 50-lap, $8,000-to-win feature race.

Outside front row starter Cannon McIntosh looked like he had been shot out of a cannon in the early going, taking the early advantage over pole sitter Briscoe to lead the opening 10 laps with ease. Hot on his heels was third-starting Bell, waiting for his chance to pounce.

As the two neared lap traffic, Bell’s motor began to jingle in McIntosh’s ear. After three laps of heavy pressure, Bell was finally able to sneak by to take the lead.

From there, chaos ensued from about second through fifth with McIntosh, Briscoe and Rudeen Racing drivers Chance Crum and Cory Eliason. Not long after Bell went to the lead, bad luck struck two drivers inside the top-five.

Eliason was the first to go around, then just a few laps later, second place running Briscoe went around as well nearing halfway.

From laps 30-44, the longest green-flag run of the race transpired and it’s where Bell said “adios” as McIntosh chased after.

McIntosh’s final chance at Bell on restart came with six laps to go. The Dave Mac-Dalby Motorsports driver was not able to capitalize on the opportunity as Bell drove away to win the race and become the eighth different Leffler Memorial winner in eight tries.

The win was Bell’s first in the Jason Leffler Memorial, besting his previous best effort of second in 2014. Bell also picked up his second career win in the Southern Illinois Center, his first coming during the Junior Knepper 55 in 2017. With the victory, Bell ended his USAC-sanctioned Midget winless streak at three years and 27 days.

McIntosh held on to finish second for the newly combined Dave Mac-Dalby Motorsports team. Crum placed third with Sam Johnson fourth and and Mitchel Moles rounding out the top-five.

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USAC MIDGET SPECIAL EVENT RACE RESULTS: December 18, 2021 – Southern Illinois Center – Du Quoin, Illinois – 1/5-Mile Dirt Oval – 8th Jason Leffler Memorial Presented by Fatheadz Eyewear

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Chad Boespflug (#14x Rosenboom) (3), 2. Christopher Bell (#7XT RMS) (4), 3. Chase Howard (#5o Hagar-Proctor) (2), 4. Rylan Gray (#36D Gray) (8), 5. R.J. Corson (#15 Corson) (1), 6. Garrett Thomas (#56 Chisholm) (7), 7. Travis Berryhill (#77s Sturgeon) (5). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Mitchel Moles (#08m Dave Mac-Dalby) (3), 2. Chase Briscoe (#5 Briscoe) (7), 3. Derek Doerr (#20 Doerr) (2), 4. Terry Babb (#88 Babb) (6), 5. Don Dawson II (#6D Dawson) (1), 6. Carter Chevalier (#15c Rosenboom) (4), 7. Braydon Cromwell (#38 Horn) (5), 8. Joel Thorpe (#3 Thorpe) (8). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Cannon McIntosh (#08 Dave Mac-Dalby) (2), 2. Chett Gehrke (#37x Felker) (1), 3. Jake Neuman (#3N Neuman) (3), 4. Sean Quinn (#28Q Rosenboom) (5), 5. Jeff Schindler (#11s Martin) (4), 6. Austin Barnhill (#08B Dave Mac-Dalby) (6), 7. Dillon Silverman (#4A RAMS) (7). NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Max Adams (#37T Felker) (1), 2. Cory Eliason (#26 Rudeen) (6), 3. Patrick Lawson (#45L Lawrence) (2), 4. Greg Mitchell (#001 Mitchell) (3), 5. Kayla Roell (#11K Martin) (5), 6. Sean Robbins (#53 Robbins) (7), 7. Chuck Walker (#55 Walker) (4). NT

FIFTH HEAT: (10 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Chance Crum (#26R Rudeen) (1), 2. Sam Johnson (#72J Johnson) (4), 3. Mark Chisholm (#56x Chisholm) (6), 4. Zach Daum (#91 Harris) (5), 5. Jordan Kinser (#5K Briscoe) (2), 6. Zach Boden (#51 Boden) (3), 7. Daniel Robinson (#37 Felker) (7). NT

FIRST QUALIFIER: (15 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Cannon McIntosh (5), 2. Chase Briscoe (6), 3. Terry Babb (3), 4. Max Adams (4), 5. Zach Boden (8), 6. Travis Berryhill (9), 7. Patrick Lawson (2), 8. R.J. Corson (7), 9. Kayla Roell (1). NT

SECOND QUALIFIER: (15 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Christopher Bell (5), 2. Chance Crum (4), 3. Jeff Schindler (1), 4. Cory Eliason (6), 5. Dillon Silverman (8), 6. Sean Quinn (2), 7. Jake Neuman (3), 8. Don Dawson II (7), 9. Braydon Cromwell (9). NT

THIRD QUALIFIER: (15 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Zach Daum (2), 2. Rylan Gray (4), 3. Sam Johnson (5), 4. Chad Boespflug (6), 5. Chase Howard (3), 6. Austin Barnhill (7), 7. Chuck Walker (9), 8. Sean Robbins (8), 9. Garrett Thomas (1). NT

FOURTH QUALIFIER: (15 laps, passing points, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Jordan Kinser (1), 2. Mitchel Moles (6), 3. Greg Mitchell (2), 4. Daniel Robinson (8), 5. Chett Gehrke (4), 6. Derek Doerr (3), 7. Carter Chevalier (7), 8. Mark Chisholm (5), 9. Joel Thorpe (9). NT

FIRST SEMI: (15 laps, top-2 transfer to the feature, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Dillon Silverman (3), 2. Zach Boden (2), 3. Austin Barnhill (6), 4. Jeff Schindler (1), 5. R.J. Corson (8), 6. Sean Quinn (4), 7. Kayla Roell (9), 8. Sean Robbins (7), 9. Patrick Lawson (5). NT

SECOND SEMI: (15 laps, top-2 transfer to the feature, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Jake Neuman (4), 2. Chase Howard (1), 3. Travis Berryhill (5), 4. Garrett Thomas (9), 5. Derek Doerr (3), 6. Chuck Walker (6), 7. Don Dawson II (8), 8. Carter Chevalier (7). NT

ALSO AT THE TRACK: Tyler Robbins (#35 Robbins)

FEATURE: (50 laps, starting positions in parentheses) 1. Christopher Bell (3), 2. Cannon McIntosh (2), 3. Chance Crum (5), 4. Sam Johnson (9), 5. Mitchel Moles (4), 6. Jordan Kinser (13), 7. Chad Boespflug (8), 8. Zach Daum (10), 9. Chett Gehrke (14), 10. Chase Briscoe (1), 11. Terry Babb (12), 12. Greg Mitchell (15), 13. Chase Howard (20), 14. Rylan Gray (7), 15. Jake Neuman (18), 16. Cory Eliason (6), 17. Max Adams (11), 18. Zach Boden (19), 19. Dillon Silverman (17), 20. Daniel Robinson (16). NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Cannon McIntosh, Laps 14-50 Christopher Bell.

 

 

McFadden To The Max at Sungold Stadium

James McFadden claimed his first Max’s Race with a commanding performance on a testing Sungold Stadium surface, being utilized in race trim for the first time since a recent re-surfacing program.

Having earlier set quick time in his qualifying group, McFadden back that up with third placed run before a blisteringly quick lap of 10.356 during the Gold Shoot-Out ensured a front row start.

From there he was never headed as he led home an impressive Tate Frost, with the young Tasmanian snapping at McFadden’s heels at times only to be seemingly thwarted by a series of caution and red-light stoppages.

Coming home third was Daniel Pestka who put together a great nights racing, while Jamie Veal and Jake Smith rounded out the top five.

McFadden will now take an early stranglehold on the Total Tools Warrnambool $10,000 to Win Track Championship as presented by Fitz Media and The Midfield Group.

In the Late Models Shane Belk piloted a potent V9 package to Victory Lane ahead of Brendan Hucker and Peter Nicola, while the Junior Formula 500 Stampede Series Round Rusty Ponting impressed to take the win, after early race leader Zoe Pearce saw her strong lead evaporate after displacing a chain about the Lucas Oil backed entry.

Ponting would eventually lead home Caleb Langdon and Maddox Gibbs.

The quick results of the nights program are as follows:

Sprintcars:

Time Trial Group One:
1. V90 Corey McCullagh 10.779; 2. V34 Steven Lines 11.345; 3. S27 Daniel Pestka 11.353; 4. V98 Peter Doukas 11.580; 5. NT27 Luke Weel 11.759; 6. V27 Ross Jarred 11.802; 7. N47 Marcus Dumesny 11.809; 8. N32 Warren Ferguson 12.008; 9. N43 Alex Orr 12.619.

Time Trial Group Two:
1. V25 Jock Goodyer 11.063; 2. Q33 Callum Walker 11.189; 3. VA88 Grant Stansfield 11.208; 4. A1 Jamie Veal 11.309; 5. V44 Tim Van Ginneken 11.535; 6. V81 Robbie Paton 11.641; 7. V30 Michael Coad 11.974; 8. S38 Lachlan McDonough 12.051; 9. V56 James Aranyosi 12.476.

Time Trial Group Three:
1. W17 James McFadden 11.178; 2. VA12 Mark Carlin 11.278; 3. T62 Tate Frost 11.315; 4. V28 Andrew Hughes 11.394; 5. VA36 Ashley Cook 11.408; 6. V60 Jordyn Charge 11.585; 7. N83 Peter O’Neill 11.853; 8. V7 Paul Solomon 11.899; 9.V83 Chris Solomon NTR.

Time Trial Group Four:
1. V34 Brenten Farrer 10.883; 2. V3 Darren Mollenoyux 11.085; 3. V48 Adam King 11.142; 4. V37 Grant Anderson 11.190; 5. V40 Rusty Hickman 11.199; 6. N57 Matthew Dumesny 11.207; 7. V8 Bobby Daly 11.226; 8. VA96 Dayn Bentvelzen 11.616; 9. V75 Mitchell Smith 12.329.

Time Trial Group Five:
1. V17 Dennis Jones 11.022; 2. S13 Brock Hallett 11.100; 3. V6 Cameron Waters 11.107; 4. V72 Jacob Smith; 5. V68 Brett Milburn 11.204; 6. VA81 Rhys Baxter 11.229; 7. VA22 Leigh Mugavin 11.544; 8. VA75 David Donegan 11.729.

Heat One: 1st V27 Ross Jarred; 2nd S27 Daniel Pestka; 3rd v90 Corey McCullagh; 4th N47 Marcus Dumesny; 5th V45 Steven Lines.

Heat Two: 1st A1 Jamie Veal; 2nd V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 3rd V81 Robbie Paton; 4th VA88 Grant Stansfield; 5th Q33 Callum Walker.

Heat Three: 1st V60 Jordyn Charge; 2nd T62 Tate Frost; 3rd W17 James McFadden; 4th V28 Andrew Hughes; 5th VA12 Mark Carlin.

Heat Four: 1st V40 Rusty Hickman; 2nd N57 Matthew Dumesny; 3rd V37 Grant Anderson; 4th V3 Darren Mollenoyux; 5th V48 Adam King.

Heat Five: 1st VA81 Rhys Baxter; 2nd V68 Brett Milburn; 3rd V72 Jacob Smith; 4th S13 Brock Hallett; 5th V17 Dennis Jones.

Sprintcar B-Main One 20 laps (Top 4 Transfer to A-Main): 1st V72 Jake Smith; 2nd V45 Steven Lines; 3rd VA81 Rhys Baxter; 4th V81 Robbie Paton; 5th V28 Andrew Hughes; 6th VA22 Leigh Mugavin; 7th N83 Peter O’Neill; 8th V60 Jordyn Charge; 9th VA88 Grant Stansfield; 10th N57 Matthew Dumesny; 11th NT27 Luke Weel; 12th V30 Michael Coad; 13th S38 Lachlan McDonough; 14th V75 Mitch Smith; 15th N47 Marcus Dumesny.

Sprintcar B-Main 2 20 laps (Top 4 Transfer to A-Main): 1st V68 Brett Milburn; 2nd Q33 Callum Walker; 3rd V37 Grant Anderson; 4th V48 Adam King; 5th N43 Alex Orr; 6th V98 Peter Doukas; 7th V8 Bobby Daly; 8th V7 Paul Solomon; 9th VA75 David Donegan; 10th V27 Ross Jarred; 11th V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 12th V6 Cameron Waters; 13th V56 James Aranyosi; 14th V63 Kevin Reeves; 15th VA36 Ashley Cook; 16th V83 Chris Solomon; 17th N32 Warren Ferguson.

Sprintcar A-Main (35 laps No Time): 1st W17 James McFadden; 2nd T62 Tate Frost; 3rd S27 Daniel Pestka; 4th A1 Jamie Veal; 5th V72 Jacob Smith; 6th V3 Darren Mollenoyux; 7th V17 Dennis Jones; 8th V34 Brenton Farrer; 9th V25 Jock Goodyer; 10th Q33 Callum Walker; 11th V48 Adam King; 12th VA12 Mark Carlin; 13th V40 Rusty Hickman; 14th S13 Brock Hallett; 15th VA81 Rhys Baxter; 16th V68 Brett Milburn; 17th V90 Corey McCullagh; 18th V37 Grant Anderson; 19th V81 Robbie Paton; 20th V45 Steven Lines.

(Start Order: 1. W17; 2. S27; 3. V90; 4. T62; 5. V3; 6. A1; 7. S13; 8. V17; 9. V40; 10. V34; 11. V25; 12. VA12; 13. V72; 14. V68; 15. V45; 16. Q33; 17. VA81; 18. V37; 19. V81; 18. V48.

Lap Leaders: 1-35 W17 James McFadden.

Junior Formula 500’s:

Heat One: 1st V67 Zoe Price; 2nd V78 Maddox Gibbs; 3rd V20 Rusty Ponting; 4th V64 Caleb Langdon; 5th V11 Dakota Luckett.

Heat Two: 1st V24 Tyler Maggs; 2nd V67 Zoe Pearce; 3rd V64 Caleb Langdon; 4th V11 Dakota Luckett; 5th V20 Rusty Ponting.

A-Main (15 laps 3:47.109): 1st V20 Rusty Ponting; 2nd V64 Caleb Langdon; 3rd V78 Maddox Gibbs; 4th V11 Dakota Luckett; 5th V60 Kobi O’Shannassy; 6th V43 Chevette Muir; 7th V67 Zoe Pearce; 8th V98 Jett Hart; 9th V24 Tyler Maggs.

Late Models:

Heat One (Race Time 2.33:582): 1st V23 Brendan Hucker; 2nd V2 Peter Nicola; 3rd V12 Brock Edwards; 4th V9 Shane Belk; 5th V20 Lucas Roberts.

Heat Two (Race Time 2.17.823): 1st V9 Shane Belk; 2nd V12 Brock Edwards; 3rd N99 Ross Nicastri; 4th V23 Brendan Hucker; 5th V2 Peter Nicola.

A-Main (Race Time 4.38:042): 1. V9 Shane Belk; 2. V23 Brendan Hucker; 3. V2 Peter Nicola; 4. V12 Brock Edwards; 5. N99 Ross Nicastri; 6. S8 Fiona Verhoeven; 7. V32 Wayne Belk; 8. V20 Lucas Roberts.

The next race meeting at Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool will be held on Saturday January 1, 2022 and will feature Sprintcars and Junior Sedans.

Tickets and more information can be found at www.premierspeedway.com.au

 

 

Gamester Flies To Fifth Rumble Opening Night Win

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Dec. 17, 2021) – Friday night’s opening act to the 23rd Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales had all the makings of an instant classic.

From top to bottom, the entertainment level was electric inside the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, headlined by a wild national midget feature which saw Peru, Ind., veteran Russ Gamester reach victory lane for the fifth time in his Rumble career.

Gamester defended his longstanding nickname of “Mr. Friday Night” by winning the 50-lap headliner after a late pass of Travis Welpott, who was seeking his first career Rumble win and appeared to have the race well in hand for much of the event.

The main began with three-time Rumble winner Justin Peck on the pole of the 14-car field, and Peck led the opening lap before a souring engine dropped him quickly out of contention for any shot at the victory. Welpott took control of the race for the first time on lap two and quickly brought both Billy Wease and Gamester along with him into the early podium positions.

A lap-four caution for Charlie Schultz, who had a right-rear tire come off the rim in turn four, bunched the field back up but did nothing to stall Welpott’s roll. The driver of the No. 18 Ernie Gorman Racing Munchkin surged back to the point on the ensuing restart and comfortably held the spot before entering traffic on lap 16.

Though Wease and Gamester closed to Welpott’s back bumper, the threat of traffic was eliminated for a brief period by a lap-21 yellow flag, necessitated when Brandon Knupp spun on his own in turn one.

Wease began applying heavy pressure to Welpott’s rear nerf bar after that, with the lap-22 restart being the first time the leader looked vulnerable all night long. Welpott held serve, however, and Gamester began his charge by moving past Wease into second place on the 24th time around the temporary seventh-mile concrete oval.

As the race moved into its second half, Welpott led Gamester, Wease, Derek Bischak and feature rookie Trey Osborne, with that order holding steady through a caution flag with 19 laps left when Joey Payne looped the Tony Stewart Racing “Deuce and a Half” in turn four.

The next restart saw the night’s only red-flag stoppage of the feature, after Knupp and Joe Liguori crashed off the second corner, leading to a quick repair of the safety barriers.

Welpott scooted away when the race resumed for the final time, but disaster struck seven laps later, when a broken u-joint exiting turn four forced him to limp to the infield and scuttled his hopes at a landmark victory.

“It’s heartbreaking,” Welpott said later. “We had the car to beat; I really believe that. But sometimes in here, it’s about having a little luck and we just didn’t quite have that to the end tonight.”

Gamester took over the race lead at that point and, despite rising temperatures aboard his No. 46 Grant King-built midget over the final 12 laps, held off a determined Wease to notch the victory.

All five of Gamester’s Rumble wins have come during the opening night of the weekend. His fifth win ties him with Wease for second in national midget wins at the Rumble in Fort Wayne, behind Tony Stewart’s event-leading 11 checkered flags.

“I want to thank all the fans that support the Rumble; it takes everyone coming out here so that we can do our thing,” said an emotional Gamester in victory lane. “It’s special to win here again. It really is. This is my grandmother and grandfather’s car. They’ve passed on now … but the tradition goes on.

“It means a lot to me.”

Gamester tipped that Welpott had him beat before the issue that ended his night, noting that he wouldn’t have been able to mount a serious challenge due to the rising engine temperatures aboard his race car down the closing stretch.

“I’ll be honest; Travis had us covered,” said Gamester. “I got into him there when he had his issue, but this thing was running about 240 or 250 (degrees) at the end. It was so hot that I didn’t think it was going to make it. I knew Wease was working on me at the end. I’ve run a lot of these races, though, and I just knew not to get loose at the end and give him a chance.”

Wease finished as the runner-up, marking his eight career podium finish in Rumble action, followed by Bischak, Ligouri and Bryan Nuckles.

Event debutant Jack Macenko, a graduate of the Mel Kenyon Midget Series, was Friday’s rookie of the race after a stellar effort to make the field in his first Rumble appearance. He finished seventh.

Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Stewart – who was seeking his 12th Rumble victory – saw his perfect record of making the feature field snapped when he tagged an infield tire in turn one during his B-main Friday night. The contact broke the right-front suspension on Stewart’s black No. 2 Munchkin and relegated him to the role of spectator for the first time in 22 Rumble attempts.

Stewart was the fast qualifier for the night, however, with a lap of 7.616 seconds in group qualifying.

Friday’s 600cc micro features featured plenty of action in their own rights as well, with both the winged and non-winged divisions going down to the wire and ending with surprise victors in the winner’s circle.

Gamester followed his national midget win as a driver with a non-winged 600cc micro win as a car owner, after Justin Harper snuck past Brian Busz coming to the white flag in traffic for his first Rumble micro score.

The 25-lap feature saw four lead changes among four drivers, but Harper’s late move proved to be the winning one. Sixteen-year-old Grant Valkner crossed the finish line second, ahead of Busz, polesitter Tyler Gunn and past winner Blane Culp.

The winged 600cc micro main was even more hotly contested at the finish, as Cap Henry made a last-lap, last-corner pass of his car owner John Ivy for an impressive win that avenged a tough night in the national midget class for the Ohio sprint car ace.

Ivy, who led laps 13 through 24 in the winged event, crossed second and saw his streak of four straight micro wins at the Rumble in Fort Wayne ended. Clay Sanders, Brian Busz and Tylar Rankin closed the top five.

In preliminary action, Phillip Schneider tied Zach Axlen and Brandon Dunn for the title of Rumble go-kart king with two victories – in the Clone 330 and Clone 360 classes – which pushed his career total to 14 Rumble wins in go-kart action. He’ll go for his record-setting 15th kart win at the Rumble on Saturday.

Other go-kart winners on night one included Dylan Trost (Junior Caged), Travis Fisher (Clone 400), Landen Francis (Junior 3), Evan Verdun (Wedge Kart), Missy Bootes (Senior Caged) and Kear Mills (Kid Karts).

Kamden Hibbitt (Light 160, Animal Combined) and Austin Kryta (Heavy 120, Heavy 160) led the way among the quarter midget feature winners with two victories apiece. Cam Lindsay (Junior Honda) and Lucas Waber (Senior Honda) were also victorious Friday night in quarter midget features.

Saturday’s action at the Rumble in Fort Wayne features another complete program for all 17 divisions in attendance, beginning at 11 a.m. ET. Just like the opening night, every lap of racing is available to watch live online for the first time ever through SPEED SPORT Network affiliate Pit Row TV.

23rd Rumble in Fort Wayne presented by Jason Dietsch Trailer Sales; Allen County War Memorial Coliseum; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Dec. 17, 2021

National Midget Qualifying (group aggregate): 1. 2-Tony Stewart, 7.616; 2. 18-Travis Welpott, 7.719; 3. 46-Russ Gamester, 7.732; 4. 44-Cap Henry, 7.738; 5. 5x-Justin Peck, 7.740; 6. 1x-Ryan Moran, 7.751; 7. 8up-Joe Liguori, 7.767; 8. 31-Derek Bischak, 7.794; 9. 99w-Billy Wease, 7.803; 10. 2.5-Joey Payne, 7.805; 11. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 7.812; 12. 97-Mike Fedorcak, 7.822; 13. 24-Shawn Bonar, 7.861; 14. 6-Trey Osborne, 7.878; 15. 99-Brandon Knupp, 7.887; 16. 16-Nick Hamilton, 7.888; 17. 9s-Charlie Schultz, 7.890; 18. 9-Matt Westfall, 7.929; 19. 24m-Jack Macenko, 7.962; 20. 98-Ryan Flores, 7.988; 21. 75-Ayrton Houk, 8.037; 22. 33-Jordan Caskey, 8.037; 23. 19-Austin Nemire, 8.048; 24. 45-Daryl Campbell, 8.054; 25. 72-Cody Gallogly, 8.056; 26. 61-Jeff Champagne, 8.069; 27. 49-Scott Hampton, 8.078; 28. 4b-Scott Koerner, 8.105; 29. 10-Christian Koehler, 8.277; 30. 5-Don Dietsch, 8.313; 31. 53-Justin Harper, 8.343; 32. 20-Matt Janisch, 8.550; 33. 14-Keith Ousley, 8.559; 34. 6m-Chris Malaterre, 8.904.

National Midget Heat Race #1 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Billy Wease [1], 2. Justin Peck [2] / 3. Charlie Schultz [3], 4. Cody Gallogly [5], 5. Christian Koehler [8], 6. Jordan Caskey [6], 7. Keith Ousley [7], 8. Shawn Bonar [4], 9. Tony Stewart (DNS).

National Midget Heat Race #2 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Joey Payne [1], 2. Travis Welpott [3] / 3. Trey Osborne [4], 4. Matt Westfall [5], 5. Jeff Champagne [7], 6. Ayrton Houk [6], 7. Justin Harper [8], 8. Ryan Moran [2], 9. Chris Malaterre [9].

National Midget Heat Race #3 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Bryan Nuckles [1], 2. Russ Gamester [3] / 3. Joe Liguori [2], 4. Jack Macenko [5], 5. Brandon Knupp [4], 6. Austin Nemire [6], 7. Scott Hampton [7], 8. Don Dietsch (DNS).

National Midget Heat Race #4 (10 laps, top two transfer): 1. Derek Bischak [2], 2. Mike Fedorcak [1] / 3. Nick Hamilton [4], 4. Ryan Flores [5], 5. Cap Henry [3], 6. Scott Koerner [7], 7. Daryl Campbell [6], 8. Matt Janisch (DNS).

National Midget Last Chance Showdown #1 (15 laps, top three transfer): 1. Charlie Schultz [1], 2. Trey Osborne [2], 3. Jordan Caskey [7] / 4. Justin Harper [8], 5. Ayrton Houk [6], 6. Jeff Champagne [4], 7. Shawn Bonar [9], 8. Cody Gallogly [3], 9. Keith Ousley [12], 10. Tony Stewart [11], 11. Ryan Moran [10], 12. Christian Koehler [5], 13. Matt Westfall (DNS), 14. Chris Malaterre (DNS).

National Midget Last Chance Showdown #2 (15 laps, top three transfer): 1. Joe Liguori [1], 2. Jack Macenko [3], 3. Brandon Knupp [5] / 4. Daryl Campbell [10], 5. Nick Hamilton [2], 6. Ryan Flores [4], 7. Cap Henry [6], 8. Scott Hampton [9], 9. Austin Nemire [7], 10. Scott Koerner [8], 11. Don Dietsch (DNS), 12. Matt Janisch (DNS).

National Midget A-Feature (50 laps): 1. 46-Russ Gamester [2], 2. 99-Billy Wease [5], 3. 31-Derek Bischak [4], 4. 8up-Joe Liguori [10], 5. 59-Bryan Nuckles [7], 6. 6-Trey Osborne [11], 7. 24m-Jack Macenko [12], 8. 2.5-Joey Payne [6], 9. 97-Mike Fedorcak [8], 10. 18-Travis Welpott [3], 11. 99-Brandon Knupp [14], 12. Jordan Caskey [13], 13. Justin Peck [1], 14. Charlie Schultz [9].

Lap Leader(s): Peck 1, Welpott 2-38, Gamester 39-50

Hard Charger: #8up – Joe Liguori (+6)

Winged 600cc Micro Qualifying (group aggregate): 1. 17-Cap Henry, 7.522 (NTR); 2. 40-Tyler Shullick, 7.602; 3. 94-John Ivy, 7.633; 4. 44-Blake Adams, 7.707; 5. 21-Clay Sanders, 7.880; 6. 29i-Kelsey Ivy, 7.908; 7. 5-Brian Busz, 7.954; 8. 51-Jason Ormsby, 8.006; 9. 11b-Drew Dorsett, 8.019; 10. 3w-Dylan Woodling, 8.051; 11. 18-Cody Tyler, 8.057; 12. 87-Nate Franklin, 8.069; 13. 84-Bill Dunham, 8.082; 14. 08-Cory Grenzy, 8.087; 15. 62-Rod Henning, 8.088; 16. 01-Chase Ridenour, 8.147; 17. 39-Tylar Rankin, 8.169; 18. 10r-Ryan Ball, 8.337; 19. 21-Michael Higdon, 8.450; 20. 26-Howard McCormick, 8.576; 21. 69-Blake Lamb, 8.630; 22. 79-Nick Lucas, 8.715; 23. 12-Chris Malaterre II, NT.

Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #1 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Cap Henry [4], 2. Brian Busz [2], 3. Blake Adams [3], 4. Chase Ridenour [6] / 5. Dylan Woodling [1], 6. Bill Dunham [5], 7. Michael Higdon [7], 8. Nick Lucas [8].

Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #2 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Cody Tyler [1], 2. Clay Sanders [3], 3. Jason Ormsby [2], 4. Tyler Shullick [4] / 5. Cory Grenzy [5], 6. Tylar Rankin [6], 7. Howard McCormick [7], 8. Rod Henning (DNS).

Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #3 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Nate Franklin [1], 2. John Ivy [4], 3. Drew Dorsett [2], 4. Kelsey Ivy [3] / 5. Blake Lamb [5], 6. Ryan Ball [6], 7. Chris Malaterre II [7].

Winged 600cc Micro B-Main (10 laps, top four transfer): 1. Dylan Woodling [1], 2. Bill Dunham [2], 3. Tylar Rankin [5], 4. Ryan Ball [4] / 5. Blake Lamb [3], 6. Michael Higdon [7], 7. Chris Malaterre II [8], 8. Nick Lucas [6], 9. Cory Grenzy (DNS), 10. Howard McCormick (DNS), 11. Rod Henning (DNS).

Winged 600cc Micro Feature (30 laps): 1. 17-Cap Henry [8], 2. 94-John Ivy [6], 3. 21-Clay Sanders [4], 4. 5-Brian Busz [2], 5. 39-Tylar Rankin [15], 6. 84-Bill Dunham [14], 7. 87-Nate Franklin [11], 8. 51-Jason Ormsby [1], 9. 29i-Kelsey Ivy [3], 10. 10r-Ryan Ball [16], 11. 01-Chase Ridenour [12], 12. 3w-Dylan Woodling [13], 13. 11b-Drew Dorsett [9], 14. 18-Cody Tyler [10], 15. 44-Blake Adams [5], 16. 40-Tyler Shullick [7].

Lap Leader(s): Ormsby 1-2, K. Ivy 3, Ormsby 4-12, J. Ivy 13-24, Henry 25.

Hard Charger: #39 – Tylar Rankin (+10)

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Qualifying (group aggregate): 1. 53-Justin Harper, 8.081; 2. 21s-Larry Joe Sroufe, 8.110; 3. 16-Grant Valkner, 8.112; 4. 20i-John Ivy, 8.115; 5. 68g-Tyler Gunn, 8.130; 6. 73b-Brent Busz, 8.148; 7. 46-Tyler Lindsay, 8.163; 8. 51-Jason Ormsby, 8.165; 9. 75b-Brian Busz, 8.177; 10. 9m-Jonathan Reid, 8.185; 11. 12c-Blane Culp, 8.274; 12. 2-Dustin Ingle, 8.304; 13. 48-Bobby Murany, 8.319; 14. 17n-Dillon Nusbaum, 8.321; 15. 15-Andy Hall, 8.326; 16. 12k-Sam Kimmel, 8.347; 17. 21-Brenton Lamb, 8.479; 18. 777-Ben Long, 8.685; 19. 57b-Michael Busz, 8.736; 20. 115-Brandon Yeiter, 9.215; 21. 8-Tony Jones, 9.339; 22. 19-Aiden Williamson, NT.

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #1 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Jonathan Reid [1], 2. Tyler Lindsay [2], 3. Justin Harper [4], 4. Sam Kimmel [6] / 5. John Ivy [3], 6. Michael Busz [7], 7. Bobby Murany [5].

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #2 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Blane Culp [1], 2. Jason Ormsby [2], 3. Larry Joe Sroufe [4], 4. Tyler Gunn [3] / 5. Dillon Nusbaum [5], 6. Brenton Lamb [6], 7. Brandon Yeiter (DNS).

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Heat Race #3 (8 laps, top four transfer): 1. Brian Busz [2], 2. Dustin Ingle [1], 3. Andy Hall [5], 4. Grant Valkner [4] / 5. Ben Long [6], 6. Tony Jones [7], 7. Brent Busz [3].

Non-Winged 600cc Micro B-Main (10 laps, top four transfer): 1. Dillon Nusbaum [2], 2. Bobby Murany [5], 3. Ben Long [1], 4. Brent Busz [4] / 5. Brenton Lamb [3], 6. John Ivy (DNS), 7. Michael Busz (DNS), 8. Tony Jones (DNS), 9. Brandon Yeiter (DNS).

Non-Winged 600cc Micro Feature (25 laps): 1. 53-Justin Harper [4], 2. 16-Grant Valkner [2], 3. 75-Brian Busz [7], 4. 68g-Tyler Gunn [1], 5. 12c-Blane Culp [9], 6. 9m-Jonathan Reid [8], 7. 21s-Larry Joe Sroufe [3], 8. 12k-Sam Kimmel [12], 9. 777-Ben Long [15], 10. 48-Bobby Murany [14], 11. 15-Andy Reid [11], 12. 17n-Dillon Nusbaum [13], 13. 46-Tylar Lindsay [5], 14. 73b-Brent Busz [16], 15. 2-Dustin Ingle [10], 16. 51-Jason Ormsby [6].

Lap Leader(s): Gunn 1-3, Sroufe 4-18, Harper 19-20, B. Busz 21-23, Harper 24-25.

Hard Charger: #777 – Ben Long (+10)

 

 

Chargey was dynamite Lapping up to 7th place

Jordyn Charge continued is dominance of Western Raceway Hamilton for RD
2 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series Saturday night. “It was a really good track
tonight and every time we have been here we have been pretty good. I had no idea how many cars I
lapped I just knew I had to keep on going, obviously the cars behind me were going to be there if I
didn’t and capitalise on any mistake, the car was definitely fast and lap cars definitely came into
effect but we finished off strong and I happy to take this win.” an elated Charge said. Charge & Hunter started on the front row with Charge to the lead immediately. Unfortunately the
reds were bought out with returning All Star regular Kane Newcombe backing his V65 into the wall in
Turn 1. Newcombe has been sidelined for the past couple of seasons and it was a devastating result
for him. Without a lap being completed the field lined up again for another start. Charge again got
the start with Hunter hot on his tail. Solomon was there in third with V91 Dan Scott and VA9 Brad
Warren 4th and 5th. Solomon got Hunter through lap traffic and was pulling the leader in; Charge
must have sensed this and stepped up another gear to pull even further away. The top 5 remained
the same at race end. Reds again bought one with 1 lap to go with D26 Todd Moule tangling with
V43 Corey Sandow, flipping several times the second season racer Moule got out safely
unfortunately his car not quite in the same condition. Sandow who was up into 6th place had front
end damage and was a DNF also. Due to time the race was declared at 10.28pm. VA91 Dan Scott was high points going into the Shoot Out and after last weekend’s disappointment
was a rewarding result for them. D7 Matthew Reed was Quick Time in his group at the Shoot Out but
backed it into the wall in turn 4 and incurred enough damage that the team couldn’t return in time
for the A. Unfortunately V29 Michael Tancredi’s night was finished early after looping in turn 1, D26
Todd Moule collecting him on his way through with nowhere to go. The impact was hard on both
cars with Tancredi sustaining chassis damage and ended his night. Heat race wins went to –Charles Hunter, Brad Warren, Dan Scott, and Brendan Guerin A Main results: - 1st V60 Jordyn Charge, 2nd V7 Paul Solomon, 3rd V73 Charles Hunter, 4th VA91 Dan
Scott, 5th VA9 Brad Warren, 6th SA96 Brendan Guerin, 7th VA52 Jason Bolitho, 8th V46Jordan Abbot,
9th V76 Adam Cullinger, 10th SA51 Jay Brown, 11th V39 Brett Smith, 12th VA10 Steven Loader, 13th
V78 Chris Campbell, 14th V47 Jeremy Kupsch, 15th V43 Corey Sandow-DNF, 16th D26 Todd Moule -
DNF , 17th V65 Kane Newcombe-DNF, 18th D7 Matt Reed- DNS. Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Jason Bolitho - $100 cash Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Jordan Abbott – Set of Seat Belts Hoosier Hero – Jordyn Charge – Hoosier WAV tyre Bullseye Lucky 7 – Jason Bolitho - $100 cash CCPH Random Draw – Jay Brown - $200 cash All Star Hot Arse Award – Chris Campbell - Fire Extinguisher Heath Hunter Hire Quick Time Award –Brett Smith – $100 cash
HCC Maxie’s Keep on Fighting Award – Todd Moule - $100 cash TEH Hard Charge –Jay Brown - $100 cash

 

Who Doesn’t Dare Wins!

Saturday night saw the Sprintcars added to the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway schedule with 16 cars fronting for the Dare To Double Sprintcar Feature, which offered the front row the opportunity to double their prize money if they decided to start from the back of the A-Main field.

Following the heat races Brad Keller was the high points driver but he declined the offer giving Daniel Pestka the chance to go to the rear of the field. Pestka also decided to start up front and it paid off for the Strathalbyn based driver as he led all 30 laps to end Matt Egel’s winning steak at the venue. After starting from position four Egel would finish second with Keller rounding out the podium in third.

“The extra money that the track was putting up was a great idea to help out the teams and an exciting way to create some added interest for the fans, but we wanted to go for the win. The track tonight was really good, but it was going to be hard to pass so many good cars to get the win. My guys did a great job and I can’t thank Jamie and James Stark enough for allowing me to drive their car” added Pestka following the race.

Murray Bridge local Ryan Jones had a steady evening as he claimed fourth while Steven Lines returned to Murray Bridge for the first time in two years to record a solid top five result in the Dave Challons owned #45 J&J.

After destroying a car, the week prior Glen Sutherland rewarded his crew for the hard work they put in during the week bolting a new car together as he finished sixth while Mark Caruso, Lisa Walker, Joel Heinrich and Victorian David Donegan completed the finishers.

Unfortunately, a third of the starters failed to finish including Ricky Maiolo, who headed to the infield early and Luke Dillon, who had a huge moment in turn four with the car biking hard while running inside the top four.

Lap 11 of the feature event saw three cars taken out of the event after Luke Bowey spun in turn two before rolling over leaving Chris James and Brendan Guerin nowhere to go with both drivers colliding with the airborne #55. As a result, Guerin’s immaculate #96 Cool fell onto its side. Murray Bridge resident Mike Fox was a non-starter in the final after hitting the turn four wall in heat four.

Earlier the heat winners were Dillon, Keller, Heinrich and Sutherland while Dillon set the fastest time in qualifying with a lap of 11.549 seconds just edging out Keller’s lap of 11.666.

 

 

Rusty wins bragging rights

The Blue Ribbon Raceway crowd were treated to an epic final at last night’s RD1 of the Mainline
DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series. Defending series champ Rusty Hickman and Brenten Farrer
duelled it out lap after lap for the 30 lap main. The pair lined up on the front row together with
Hickman taking the lead with Farrer hot on his tail. Farrer wasn’t giving in and passed Hickman a few
times only to have Hickman quickly fight back and take the lead again. Half race distance and lap cars
came into play but the two lead cars never faulted steering high and low to get around. Lapping the
field up to 7th Hickman took the checkers only 1.080 seconds ahead of Farrer. Whilst the 2 lead cars were dicing it out another race was happening between – V73 Charles Hunter,
V60 Jordan Charge, D26 Todd Moule, VA9 Brad Warren, D7 Matt Reed & V7 Paul Solomon. At the
finish Reed had worked his way up to third, Hunter finishing 4th and Moule rounding out the top 5.
Charge unfortunately pulled in after 18 laps with mechanical issues. Reds were bought out on lap 9 by VA91 Dan Scott losing it in turn 1 and putting it upside down
ending his night with the car ending up on the hook on the infield. V39 Brett Smith dropped a heat
and started in 19th moved up 10 places to win the TEH Hard Charger Award. With a strong field of
21 cars everyone had their own personal goal for opening night and after waiting for 8 months
finally got to test them out. New war paint, new numbers and new drivers all shone on the opening
night.
“What an A Main, the speed of the front runners was just awesome to watch. They must have had
nothing left in the bank by the end of it. I was pretty nervous at the start of the night being our first
show for 8 months and wanting our team to put on a great show but didn’t have to worry, our guys
gave it 110% and the crowd would have gone away pumped. I am so proud of all our All Stars, the
regulars and the new rookies; they all drove with their heads all night. It was a credit to all 21 cars.”
Searle said at the end of the night. Heat races were incident free and wins went to –Todd Moule, Brenten Farrer, Rusty Hickman & Brad
Warren A Main results: - 1st V40 Rusty Hickman, 2nd V34Brenten Farrer, 3rd D7 Matt Reed, 4th V73 Charles
Hunter, 5th D26 Todd Moule, 6th V78 Chris Campbell, 7th V7 Paul Solomon, 8th VA9 Brad Warren ,
9th V39 Brett Smith, 10th V29 Michael Tancredi, 11th VA84 Todd Hobson, 12th V43 Corey Sandow,
13th V76 Adam Cullinger, 14th D21 Zac Farrer, 15th V46 Jordan Abbott, 16th SA51 Jay Brown , 17th
V47 Jeremy Kupsch, 18th V60 Jordan Charge -DNF, 19th VA91 Dan Scott – DNF, 20th VA10 Steven
Loader Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Jordan Charge - $100 cash Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Brad Warren – Set of Seat Belts Hoosier Hero – Rusty Hickman – Hoosier WAV tyre Bullseye Lucky 7 – Paul Solomon - $100 cash CCPH Random Draw – Paul Solomon - $200 cash All Star Hot Arse Award –James Wren - Fire Extinguisher Heath Hunter Hire Quick Time Award –Todd Moule – $100 cash HCC Maxie’s Keep on Fighting Award – Jason Bolitho - $100 cash TEH Hard Charge – Brett Smith - $100 cash

 

HAMILTON JR TAKES SOUTHERN SPRINTS FINALE; ALLEN SECURES CHAMPIONSHIP

December 4, 2021 – Punta Gorda, Florida – Davey Hamilton Jr. bested a stout field in exciting fashion to capture his first career Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series win at 417 Southern Speedway Saturday night. Hamilton propelled the Kirk Morgan owned Hurricane Chassis to the 40-lap feature victory.

Hamilton, who started in ninth position, used patience to methodically work his way to the front of the field and put himself in position to challenge for the lead with less than fifteen laps remaining.

Hamilton Jr. had caught race leader Tommy Nichols and second place Scott Adema who were in a heated battle for the lead. With eleven laps remaining, Hamilton Jr. moved to the outside of Adema entering turn one to take second position then instantaneously dove low and get under Nichols, who had led from the outset, and pulled away from the duo with less than ten laps remaining.

Hamilton Jr. would win by a margin of 5.107 seconds over Nichols.

In victory lane even Hamilton Jr. surprised himself by coming from the ninth position, against formidable competition, to get the win. “I honestly though I’d get a top five realistically” explained Hamilton Jr. “I had no idea we’d get up front. I didn’t expect that or plan that”.

“Slowly but surely, I made my way up through the field. There was one restart where I was outside second row. I knew that was my opportunity to do something. I had the opportunity to get outside of second place and also dive bomb it for first place on the same lap. Once I got into clean air, I was good. That was the best the car ran all day” concluded Hamilton Jr.

Following Hamilton Jr. was Nichols, Adema, Sport Allen, and LJ Grimm rounding out the top five.

Allen was also crowned the Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series 2021 champion. The highly competitive series has saw its fifth different series champion in its six years of existence.

The series will have a quick turnaround as the 2022 campaign kicks off next month.

40-LAP FEATURE RESULTS

1. Davey Hamilton Jr. (14)
2. Tommy Nichols (55)
3. Scott Adema (67)
4. Sport Allen (88a)
5. LJ Grimm (88)
6. Troy DeCaire (36)
7. Aaron Pierce (5s)
8. Colton Bettis (61)
9. Bruce Brantley (25)
10. Steve Darvalics (3)
11. Steven Hollinger (87)
12. Shea Hambling (13x)
13. Chaz Hambling (13)
14. Ryan Adema (92)
15. Sonny Hartley (32)
16. Johnny Gilbetson (22)

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

Andrew Priolo is still the points leader after four rounds of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series are in the books.

Priolo limped home a damaged car to 12th place when the third round was contested at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night - the WA Sprintcar Championship that was won by Jason Kendrick ahead of Robbie Farr and Callum Williamson.

Priolo struggled at the start of the show by claiming 15th in qualifying and then clawed back some ground with an 8th and a 2nd in his heat races.

He started 11th in the feature race and at one stage had to resume from the rear after trying to avoid a spinning Daniel Harding.

Despite damage to the car Priolo did a good job to finish the race and bank some solid points.

Shaun Bradford went into the round second in points and after he set quick time and won his first heat race, he was setting up the #57 for a possible front row start before he crashed out hard in his second heat race.

He would have started from P7 in the 35-lap final but the car sustained too much damage and he was a DNS.

As a result he dropped from second to third in the overall points.

Dayne Kingshott moved from third to second in the points after he crossed the fourth in the feature race.

Earlier in the night Kingshott was sixth quickest in qualifying and then took a 6th and a 5th in the heat races.

The top three are the only ones who have played their Joker cards where they double their feature race points for one round.

The next opportunity for drivers to play their Joker card is the next round - the Boxing Day event at the Perth Motorplex.

The other three occasions will be January 1 Bunbury Speedway, January 8 Ellenbrook Speedway and January 15 Perth Motorplex.

Jason Kendrick, who has won three of the four shows so far, is still fourth in points, while Taylor Milling who raced from 20th to 5th on Saturday night, has moved from 6th to 5th in points.

Daniel Harding, who crashed out on lap 24, has slipped from 5th to 6th.

Kris Coyle has moved up two spots to seventh, while Callum Williamson has moved up three spots to eighth, Ryan Lancaster has moved up one spot to ninth and AJ Nash has dropped three spots to 10th.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points after RD4: Andrew Priolo 678, Dayne Kingshott 642, Shaun Bradfford 580, Jason Kendrick 574, Taylor Milling 548, Daniel Harding 540, Kris Coyle 520, Callum Willamson 516, Ryan Lancaster 516, AJ Nash 508, David Priolo 504, Brad Maiolo 504, Darren Mewett 500, Matthew Cross 480, Jaydee Dack 480, Jason Pryde 476, Chace Karpenko 400, Todd Davis 378, Trevor Jolly 360, Jack Williamson 344, Trent Pigdon 322, Robbie Farr 278, George Eaton 278, Mitchell Wormall 232, Kaiden Manders 112.

Next events:

RD5 - Perth Motorplex - Speedweek RD1 - December 26

RD6 - Perth Motorplex - Speedweek RD2 - December 28

RD7 - Bunbury Speedway - Speedweek RD3 - January 1

RD8 - Ellenbrook Speedway - Speedweek RD4 - January 2

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2021 MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES

Jason Kendrick has etched his name into the record books by winning his third WA Sprintcar Championship at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Kendrick had previously won the event in 2011-12 and again in 2014-15 and was all smiles after winning the 60th running of the time-honoured event, crossing the line ahead of Queenslander Robbie Farr and defending Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series champion Callum Williamson.

It was his third win of the season and on the only occasion he didn’t win, he was leading when he cut down a right rear tyre and limped home in 13th place.

He started from pole after earlier in the night being second quickest overall to Shaun Bradford in qualifying before taking a second and a fourth in his heat races.

Starting alongside Kendrick in the fourth round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series, that was also part of the John Day Classic, was former WA champion David Priolo (2009-10) who was fourth in qualifying, then won his first heat from the front and was fifth in his second heat after starting from P9.

Kendrick got the jump from Priolo, Farr and Dayne Kingshott and looked strong from the start for the 35-lap feature race.

He was into lapped traffic with seven laps in the book as AJ Nash and Mitchell Wormall came together coming out of turn four, with the leader narrowly missing the carnage unfolding in front of him.

Nash was not happy with hitting the fence after a slide job from Andrew Priolo, voicing his frustrations to the infield commentators.

On the next restart Farr went low to gain an advantage over second-placed David Priolo but the W26 pilot was equal to the challenge and regained the spot.

With 19 laps to go David Priolo came in fast on the back of Kendrick but came out of turn two a little too hot and tagged the concrete fence hard, putting his ride up on its side for a moment, before it bounced down and limped to the infield with a broken front axle.

On the next restart Kendrick led away from Farr, Kingshott, Williamson and Northern Territory ace Chace Karpenko who rounded out the top five.

Farr was again stronger on the restart than Kendrick and the pair traded lines and the lead a few times over the next few laps before Kendrick stretched the legs on the W11 and opened up a handy buffer, with Williamson locked down in third after swapping spots with Kingshott.

The red lights came on with 11 laps remaining after Daniel Harding went too high in turns 1-2 and then spun in front of Andrew Priolo who was merely a passenger as he tried to avoid contact.

Matthew Cross also tried his best to avoid the crash and rolled the W94.

Priolo was the only one to get a restart (with a damaged top wing) with the other two cars destined for the infield.

Kendrick was onto the advances of Farr on the next restart but the V14 was not done yet and with about seven laps remaining he was running in close quarters but the contest saw him slide across the bike track, allowing Williamson to make up ground and run the higher line to slip into second.

Kendrick opted to run the lower line in the last handful of laps to make it harder for the challengers to get past.

Farr, who had run mainly the lower line on the track, found some traction in the mid part of the corners and in the latter stages had enough to regain second over Williamson and reduce the margin to Kendrick that was 0.937 of a second by the journey’s end.

It was a good night for Farr who was 10th quickest in qualifying, took a third in his first heat and then charged from 10th to win his second heat.

Williamson was 14th quickest in qualifying and followed this up with a fifth and a third in his heat races.

Kingshott, who started from P4, crossed the line in fourth.

Taylor Milling put in another solid drive, starting from P20 and converting this to a fifth place finish to be this round’s Kincrome Hard Charger.

Sixth went to Kris Coyle who started from P12, while Ryan Lancaster also put in a solid effort, converting a P16 start into a seventh place.

Eighth went to Jaydee Dack who started from P11, while ninth was Brad Maiolo who started from P14.

Darren Mewett rounded out the top 10 after originally qualifying to start from P19, but he was bumped up to P15 after Shaun Bradford (who qualified to start P7) and James Inglis (who qualified to start P17) were unable to take their spots on the inside row after earlier heat race damage and DNFs.

Todd Davis started P22 and finished 11th in a solid night for the W6 and Andrew Priolo crossed the line in 12th after originally starting midpack but then dropped back to the rear, to be the only other finisher.

The first heat race of the night went to Bradford who started from pole and won from Coyle who came out of P2 and Karpenko who started from P6.

The second heat went to David Priolo who got the jump on the start from the front row and won from Kendrick and Farr, who came from P5.

All the drama was in the third heat that on the third attempt to get the field away saw Inglis and Bradford crash hard and at high speed on the main straight.

Both drivers were able to escape their heavily-damaged cars and Inglis ran across the infield to remonstrate with David Priolo.

When the race finally got underway Dack took the win from Andrew Priolo and Pigdon.

Farr started from p10 to charge through the pack and steal the win from Darren Mewett who led for much of the final heat race.

Mewett held on for second from Williamson who started from P6 and Kendrick who started from P11.

The series now takes a break before Rd5 - on December 26 - marks the start of a busy six-night Speedweek Series.

The next show is also the second of only five opportunities drivers have to play their Joker card and double their feature race points for one night (they have to make their announcement at the drivers’ briefing before the racing gets underway).

The other three occasions will be January 1 Bunbury Speedway, January 8 Ellenbrook Speedway and January 15 Perth Motorplex.

Only Andrew Priolo, Dayne Kingshott and Shaun Bradford have played their Joker cards so far.

RESULTS

Qualifying: Shaun Bradford 13.343, Jason Kendrick 13.523, Kris Coyle 13.600, David Priolo 13.618, Brad Maiolo 13.618, Dayne Kingshott 13.697, Jason Pryde 13.725, James Inglis 13.745, Trent Pigdon 13.757, Robbie Farr 13.781, Chace Karpenko 13.803, Daniel Harding 13.883, Taylor Milling 13.887, Callum Williamson 13.962, Mitchell Wormall 13.968, Andrew Priolo 13.982, AJ Nash 14.013, Matthew Cross 14.230, Todd Davis 14.270, Ryan Lancaster 14.357, Jaydee Dack 14.516 and Darren Mewett 14.590.

Heat 1: 1st Shaun Bradford, 2nd Kris Coyle, 3rd Chace Karpenko, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Trent Pigdon, 7th Jaydee Dack, 8th Brad Maiolo, 9th AJ Nash, 10th Todd Davis. DNF: Taylor Milling.

Heat 2: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Robbie Farr, 4th James Inglis, 5th Callum Williamson, 6th Dayne Kingshott, 7th Daniel Harding, 8th Ryan Lancaster, 9th Andrew Priolo. DNF: Darren Mewett and Matthew Cross.

Heat 3: 1st Jaydee Dack, 2nd Andrew Priolo, 3rd Trent Pigdon, 4th Daniel Harding, 5th David Priolo, 6th Taylor Milling, 7th AJ Nash, 8th Brad Maiolo. DNF: James Inglis and Shaun Bradford.

Heat 4: 1st Robbie Farr, 2nd Darren Mewett, 3rd Callum Willliamson, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th Dayne Kingshott, 6th Matthew Cross, 7th Mitchell wormall, 8th Chace Karpenko. DNF: Jason Pryde, Kris Coyle and Todd Davis.

Feature: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Robbie Farr, 3rd Callum Williamson, 4th Dayne Kingshott, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th Kris Coyle, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th Jaydee Dack, 9th Brad Maiolo, 10th Darren Mewett, 11th Todd Davis, 12th Andrew Priolo. DNF: Chace Karpenko (31 laps), Matthew Cross (24 laps), Daniel Harding (24 laps), Jason Pryde (18 laps), Trent Pigdon (15 laps), AJ Nash (6 laps), Mitchell Wormall (6 laps). DNS: Shaun Bradford and James Inglis.

Hoosier tyre draw winner: Jason Kendrick.

Kincrome Hard Charger: Taylor Milling.

Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series points after RD4: Andrew Priolo 678, Dayne Kingshott 642, Shaun Bradfford 580, Jason Kendrick 574, Taylor Milling 548, Daniel Harding 540, Kris Coyle 520, Callum Willamson 516, Ryan Lancaster 516, AJ Nash 508, David Priolo 504, Brad Maiolo 504, Darren Mewett 500, Matthew Cross 480, Jaydee Dack 480, Jason Pryde 476, Chace Karpenko 400, Todd Davis 378, Trevor Jolly 360, Jack Williamson 344, Trent Pigdon 322, Robbie Farr 278, George Eaton 278, Mitchell Wormall 232, Kaiden Manders 112.

Next events:

RD5 - Perth Motorplex - Speedweek RD1 - December 26

RD6 - Perth Motorplex - Speedweek RD2 - December 28

RD7 - Bunbury Speedway - Speedweek RD3 - January 1 RD8 - Ellenbrook Speedway - Speedweek RD4 - January 2


 


Caleb Stelzig and Spencer Hill Earn NMMRA Victories at Vado Speedway Park

Belleville, IL (11/28/2021) Wrapping up the 2021 racing season at the fan-favorite annual Turkey Bowl at Vado Speedway Park, the Lucas Oil POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association would see a two-day show full of excitement and on-track action aplenty with Mother Nature thwarting the trackside battles on Night One setting the stage for double the feature fun on Saturday. Racing two features in one night would find rookie-of-the-year winner Caleb Stelzig notched his second career victory in the first feature as Spencer Hill solidified his third win of the season to wrap up the 2021 season on Night Two.

Friday’s portion of the Annual Turkey Bowl at Vado Speedway Park with the Lucas Oil POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association would find the defending rookie of the year winner Devon Amos and current rookie of the year champion Caleb Stelzig each earn the early racing edges by grabbing heat race victories.

All set for Turkey Bowl feature racing with twenty entries lined up behind Randy Nelson and Caleb Stelzig in the front row, the NMMRA feature event would never see the green flag wave as rain showers would dampen the smooth as glass racing surface just as cars were taking to the track. Hindered by mother-nature on night one, the POWRi NMMRA would finalize their 2021 racing season the following night with double the feature racing action.

Postponed by a day due to inclement weather, the POWRi NMMRA would race their Night One feature to start Saturday’s program as outside front-row starter Caleb Stelzig would route the field to earn his second career series victory.

Racing from starting fifth, Shon Deskins would impress in a runner-up finishing effort ahead of third-place speedster Colt Treharn. Jason Howell would hold off the hard-charging effort of nineteenth starter Caleb Saiz to place fourth, leaving Saiz to round out the top-five finisher for Vado Speedway Park’s annual Turkey Bowl Night One feature of the Lucas Oil POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association.

Saturday’s event would find Colt Treharn and Caleb Saiz earn heat race wins with Treharn and Spencer Hill each gaining a front-row grid for the final feature event of the season. Pacing the field and launching into the initial start with twenty entries would see great elbows up racing action with thrills nearly every lap of competition.

Opening strong from and outside front-row grid would find Spencer Hill topping the speed charts and to the lead of the field as Randy Nelson attempted to run down the leading Hill from a sixth starting position. With Hill leading and Nelson running second, Robert Marfia and Jason Howell would battle intensely as Colt Treharn showed speed early only to fade in the later stages of the feature.

Spencer Hill would hold the field at bay to notch his third win of the season with the series as Nelson placed runner-up and Marfia finished third. Jason Howell and Colt Treharn would hold off the hard-charging effort of Shon Deskins with Howell fourth and Treharn rounding out the top-five finisher for the Night Two feature of the Lucas Oil POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association at Vado Speedway Park’s Turkey Bowl.

Lucas Oil POWRi NMMRA Feature Results from 11/26/21: (25 Laps)
A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 21-Caleb Stelzig[2]; 2. 20-Shon Deskins[5]; 3. 77-Colt Treharn[4]; 4. 44-Jason Howell[6]; 5. 1HA-Caleb Saiz[19] {Hard Charger +14}; 6. 7D7-Spencer Hill[12]; 7. 0-JR Bonesteel[9]; 8. 24-Robert Marfia[7]; 9. 23-Craig Stringfellow[14]; 10. 7X-Troy Treharn[11]; 11. 18-Asa Kesterson[20]; 12. 92T-Tim Shallenberger[18]; 13. 9X-Randy Nelson[1]; 14. (DNF) 29-Dustin Cormany[13]; 15. (DNF) 86-Zac Taylor[10]; 16. (DNF) 5-Robert Herrera[8]; 17. (DNF) 4-David Dykes[17]; 18. (DNF) 50X-Jerry Higginbotham[15]; 19. (DNF) 41-Devon Amos[3]; 20. (DNF) 10-Gary Guinn[16].

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Devon Amos[2]; 2. 9X-Randy Nelson[9]; 3. 5-Robert Herrera[3]; 4. 20-Shon Deskins[8]; 5. 7X-Troy Treharn[4]; 6. 7D7-Spencer Hill[5]; 7. 29-Dustin Cormany[7]; 8. 92T-Tim Shallenberger[1]; 9. 50X-Jerry Higginbotham[10]; 10. (DNF) 18-Asa Kesterson[6].

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Caleb Stelzig[4]; 2. 24-Robert Marfia[3]; 3. 77-Colt Treharn[6]; 4. 44-Jason Howell[8]; 5. 86-Zac Taylor[5]; 6. 0-JR Bonesteel[10]; 7. 23-Craig Stringfellow[1]; 8. 4-David Dykes[2]; 9. 10-Gary Guinn[9]; 10. (DNF) 1HA-Caleb Saiz[7].

Lucas Oil POWRi NMMRA Feature Results from 11/27/21: (25 Laps)
A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 7D7-Spencer Hill[2]; 2. 9X-Randy Nelson[6]; 3. 24-Robert Marfia[8]; 4. 44-Jason Howell[7]; 5. 77-Colt Treharn[1]; 6. 20-Shon Deskins[14] {Hard Charger +8}; 7. 0-JR Bonesteel[10]; 8. 86-Zac Taylor[9]; 9. 7X-Troy Treharn[5]; 10. 50X-Jerry Higginbotham[11]; 11. 10-Gary Guinn[12]; 12. 21-Caleb Stelzig[4]; 13. (DNF) 1HA-Caleb Saiz[3]; 14. (DNF) 92T-Tim Shallenberger[13]; 15. (DNF) 5-Robert Herrera[18]; 16. (DNS) 23-Craig Stringfellow; 17. (DNS) 18-Asa Kesterson; 18. (DNS) 29-Dustin Cormany; 19. (DNS) 41-Devon Amos; 20. (DNS) 4-David Dykes.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Colt Treharn[7]; 2. 7D7-Spencer Hill[8]; 3. 7X-Troy Treharn[5]; 4. (DNF) 20-Shon Deskins[6]; 5. (DNF) 92T-Tim Shallenberger[9]; 6. (DNF) 23-Craig Stringfellow[10]; 7. (DNF) 18-Asa Kesterson[4]; 8. (DNS) 29-Dustin Cormany; 9. (DNS) 5-Robert Herrera; 10. (DNS) 4-David Dykes.
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1HA-Caleb Saiz[4]; 2. 21-Caleb Stelzig[3]; 3. 24-Robert Marfia[1]; 4. 9X-Randy Nelson[7]; 5. 44-Jason Howell[8]; 6. 0-JR Bonesteel[6]; 7. 86-Zac Taylor[9]; 8. 10-Gary Guinn[5]; 9. 50X-Jerry Higginbotham[10]; 10. (DNS) 41-Devon Amos.

The full 2022 Lucas Oil POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association Schedule is currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks. Further information on the Lucas Oil POWRi New Mexico Motor Racing Association, such as rules, driver profiles, and series history is available online at www.nmmra.com or “Like and Follow” on social media.

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Lorne Wofford and Caleb Saiz Win Weekend Features with POWRi Vado Super Sprints

Belleville, IL. (11/28/2021) Capping off the season of outstanding racing action at the picturesque Vado Speedway Park, the Lucas Oil POWRi Vado Super Sprints would partake in the Annual Turkey Bowl as racers from all over the region flocked to the premiere event. With two separate shows over the weekend the newly crowned 2021 series champion, Lorne Wofford would earn the checkers on night one with Caleb Saiz capturing the feature win on the final night of seasonal racing.

Early in Friday’s program Royal Jones and Mike Archuleta would win their respective heat races as Lorne Wofford and Royal Jones would gain front-row starting spots for the feature event. Green flag feature racing with nineteen solid entries would find a spirited battle break out for the preferred top position as Royal and Lorne each attempted to lead the field of hungry competitors with Lorne Wofford gaining the slightest of advantages.

Holding the front of the field, Lorne Wofford would notch his fourth feature win of the season within the series as Mike Archuleta drove to the runner-up finishing position from starting third. Royal Jones would fade late to place third as Caleb Saiz flew through the field from starting eighth to finish fourth with ninth starting Jett Carney rounding out the top-five finishers for Vado Speedway Park’s Turkey Bowl Night One with the Lucas Oil POWRi Vado Super Sprints.

Continuing the great racing on Saturday with nineteen POWRi Vado Super Sprints entries would witness Fred Holz and Mike Archuleta each claim their heat racing victories with Caleb Saiz and Jett Carney earning front-row starting spots for the twenty-five laps feature event.

Flying into the first corner from the initial start, Caleb Saiz would be a driver determined behind the wheel as he hustled his way to the front of the pack to never relinquish the prized position. Chasing a speedy Saiz, Jett Carney would try valiantly for the front as the laps continued with Carney settling for second and Turkey Bowl Night One winner Lorne Wofford racing into finishing third.

Justin Lasiter and Jesse Baker would fly through the field from mid-pack grids as Lasiter placed fourth with Baker rounding out the Lucas Oil POWRi Vado Super Sprints top-five in Night Two of Vado Speedway Park’s annual Turkey Bowl.

Lucas Oil POWRi Vado 305 Super Sprint Feature Results from 11/26/21: (25 Laps)
Feature (25 Laps): 1. 18-Lorne Wofford[1]; 2. 40X-Mike Archuleta[3]; 3. 131-Royal Jones[2]; 4. 1HA-Caleb Saiz[8]; 5. 6-Jett Carney[9]; 6. 22-Justin Lasiter[16] {HARD CHARGER +10}; 7. 22B-Jesse Baker[5]; 8. 97-Derek DeMartino[12]; 9. 16-Conner Thomas[7]; 10. 2WILD-Ricky Holden[6]; 11. 9-Robert Herrera[15]; 12. 0C-Charlie Graham[11]; 13. 65-Richard Wilbee[10]; 14. 66-Fred Holz[14]; 15. 99-Johnathon O'Brien[4]; 16. 5-Jerill Higginbotham[13]; 17. (DNF) 21-Walton Kyle Jr[18]; 18. (DNS) 1I-Daniel Blaeser; 19. (DNS) 23Z-Zachary Hanes.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 131-Royal Jones[3]; 2. 18-Lorne Wofford[8]; 3. 6-Jett Carney[1]; 4. 16-Conner Thomas[5]; 5. 22B-Jesse Baker[9]; 6. 0C-Charlie Graham[4]; 7. 97-Derek DeMartino[6]; 8. 66-Fred Holz[2]; 9. 22-Justin Lasiter[7]; 10. 23Z-Zachary Hanes[10].

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 40X-Mike Archuleta[2]; 2. 99-Johnathon O'Brien[4]; 3. 2WILD-Ricky Holden[3]; 4. 1HA-Caleb Saiz[5]; 5. 65-Richard Wilbee[7]; 6. 9-Robert Herrera[8]; 7. 5-Jerill Higginbotham[6]; 8. (DNF) 1I-Daniel Blaeser[1]; 9. (DNF) 21-Walton Kyle Jr[9].

Lucas Oil POWRi Vado 305 Super Sprint Feature Results from 11/27/21: (25 Laps)
A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 1HA-Caleb Saiz[1]; 2. 6-Jett Carney[2]; 3. 18-Lorne Wofford[7]; 4. 22-Justin Lasiter[8]; 5. 22B-Jesse Baker[11]; 6. 9-Robert Herrera[17] {Hard Charger +11}; 7. 40X-Mike Archuleta[5]; 8. 66-Fred Holz[4]; 9. 0C-Charlie Graham[10]; 10. 65-Richard Wilbee[3]; 11. 16-Conner Thomas[9]; 12. 2WILD-Ricky Holden[13]; 13. 81-Devon Jobin[16]; 14. 5-Jerill Higginbotham[6]; 15. (DNF) 23Z-Zachary Hanes[12]; 16. (DNF) 99-Johnathon O'Brien[18]; 17. (DNF) 21-Walton Kyle Jr[14]; 18. (DNS) 131-Royal Jones.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 66-Fred Holz[1]; 2. 1HA-Caleb Saiz[4]; 3. 16-Conner Thomas[2]; 4. 18-Lorne Wofford[6]; 5. 22-Justin Lasiter[8]; 6. 22B-Jesse Baker[7]; 7. 2WILD-Ricky Holden[3]; 8. 23Z-Zachary Hanes[9]; 9. (DNS) 99-Johnathon O'Brien.

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 40X-Mike Archuleta[1]; 2. 6-Jett Carney[4]; 3. 65-Richard Wilbee[6]; 4. 5-Jerill Higginbotham[8]; 5. 0C-Charlie Graham[7]; 6. (DNF) 21-Walton Kyle Jr[9]; 7. (DNF) 131-Royal Jones[3]; 8. (DNF) 81-Devon Jobin[5]; 9. (DNF) 9-Robert Herrera[2].

The full 2022 Lucas Oil POWRi Vado Speedway Park Super Sprint schedule is currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks. More news on the POWRi Vado Super Sprints can be found online at www.vadospeedwaypark.com or “Like” Vado Speedway Park on Facebook.

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MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2022

For the second time in three outings, Jason Kendrick has stood on the top step after a feature race in the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

Kendrick stole the lead from defending series champion Callum Williamson in the dying stages of the City of Kwinana Cup at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night, while Williamson held on for second over Northern Territory driver Chace Karpenko.

There was drama even before the race started when last-start winner Daniel Harding went to the work area with a wing adjuster issue, giving up his p14 start and instead resuming from the rear.

Polesitter Kris Coyle got the early lead over Karpenko who started from P4 and Kendrick, who came out P3.

The race was just getting into a groove when the caution lights were thrown after a series of spins and a couple of damaged cars, including Harding who had header damage but managed to resume at the rear.

On the restart Williamson led from Kendrick and Karpenko who were both scrapping for second.

Andrew Priolo, who started from p5 was running the lower line with impact and even put the W8 on its back wheels with the drive he was getting.

At the same time Coyle was struggling up on the high line and had dropped back after starting on the front row.

Williamson was into lapped traffic after just eight laps as Andrew Priolo was putting plenty of pressure on Karpenko and eventually got the spot he was chasing.

Just over midrace distance Kendrick was closing in on Williamson and seconds later the field regrouped after Mitchell Wormall spun around in turn one.

On the restart this time it was Williamson from Kendrick, Andrew Priolo, AJ Nash and Coyle,

There were a few great battles back in the pack, including one between Harding and David Priolo.

Nash was gaining ground on the low line and got the job done over Karpenko for fourth and at about the same time Kendrick put his car a bit lower in the corners than Williamson and had his first serious look at the lead.

As the laps ran down Kendrick edged his way forward and with a couple of laps remaining he managed to slide underneath Williamson with a move that stuck, winning by 0.798 seconds.

Kendrick’s win is on the back of his win in the opening round of the series and a 13th placing last week after he led by much of the race, only to cut down a right rear tyre.

It was Williamson’s best outing from the first three shows after struggling in the first meeting and detonating an engine at the start of the second feature race a week earlier.

For Karpenko it was a solid result in the Muir Motorsport 53 and built on the ninth place he claimed a week earlier.

Nash, who started from p8, drove well to claim a credible fourth, on the back of his 11th in the second round.

Andrew Priolo continues to show he is going to be a force to be reckoned with this year, taking fifth after his fourth at the previous outing.

After crashing out hard when in a chance for the win at the last show, Dayne Kingshott posted a sixth for Krikke Motorsport.

Seventh was Taylor Milling who is posting some consistent results in the W25, after starting from p6.

Coyle held on for eighth which was a bitter pill to swallow for the pilot of the Merger Motorsport 79 after he showed so much speed and started on the front row.

Ninth was Farr who started from P15 but dropped back to 17th at one stage, while 10th was Brad Maiolo who started from p17.

11th went to David Priolo who started from p11, while 12th went to Ryan Lancaster who came from p18, 13th went to Harding who was supposed to start from p14 but had to start his chase from P21 and in making up eight spots was this week’s winner of the Kincrome Hard Charger award.

Despite his spin Wormall, who originally started from p10, crossed the line in 14th, ahead of Jaydee Dack, Shaun Bradford, Matthew Cross, Darren Mewett and Trevor Jolly, with Jason Pryde being an early DNF.

Non-starters for the main event were George Eaton and Trent Pigdon.

Coyle had a strong win in the first heat race of the night while Callum Williamson won the second heat and Milling won the third heat.

The early part of the second heat was marred by a spin by Pigdon in the first lap that saw him spin the #19 around and be collected by Bradford and Maiolo who had nowhere to go, seeing them all post DNFs and the track crew quickly swinging into action to repair a section of the safety fence mesh.

Callum Williamson set up his front row start in the main event with a solid win in the A Dash where much of the excitement was behind him in a scrap for the minors between Kendrick, Andrew Priolo and Kingshott.

Coyle was too good in the B Dash, taking an easy win over Karpenko and Milling.

Andrew Priolo is the new points leader on 552 points, ahead of Shaun Bradford on 530 and Dayne Kingshott on 500, with all three having already played their Joker cards (drivers have one of five nominated shows to play their Joker cards and double their feature race points).

The competition takes a break for two weeks before resuming on Saturday, December 4 for the fourth round of the series - the WA Sprintcar Championship.

RESULTS Qualifying group 1: Daniel Harding 13.590, Dayne Kingshott 13.669, Kris Coyle 13.750, Jason Pryde 13.855, David Priolo 13.875, Jaydee Dack 13.929, Matthew Cross 14.508, George Eaton 15.921.

Group 2: Jason Kendrick 13.716, Trent Pigdon 13.722, Callum Williamson 13.879, Bradley Maiolo 13.896, Andrew Priolo 14.141, Ryan Lancaster 14.343, Darren Mewtt 14.349.

Group 3: Robbie Farr 13.859, Jack Williamson 13.929, Taylor Milling 13.938, Chase Karpenko 13.972, Mitchell Wormall 14.135, Trevor Jolly 14.325, AJ Nash 14.405.

Heat 1: 1st Kris Coyle, 2nd Dayne Kingshott, 3rd Jason Pryde, 4th David Priolo, 5th Jaydee Dack, 6th Matthew Cross, 7th George Eaton. DNF: Daniel Harding.

Heat 2: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Darren Mewtt, 5th Ryan Lancaster. DNF: Trent Pigdon, Brad Maiolo and Shaun Bradford.

Heat 3: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd Chace Karpenko, 3rd AJ Nash, 4th Mitchell Wormall, 5th Jack Williamson, 6th Trevor Jolly. DNF: Robbie Farr.

A Dash: 1st Callum Williamson, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Andrew Priolo, 4th Dayne Kingshott, 5th Jason Pryde, 6th David Priolo.

B Dash: 1st Kris Coyle, 2nd Chace Karpenko, 3rd Taylor Milling, 4th AJ Nash, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Jack Williamson.

Midpack: 1st Jaydee Dack, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Robbie Farr, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Ryan Lancaster, 7th Matthew Cross, 8th Darren Mewett, 9th Trevor Jolly. DNF: George Eaton. DNS: Trent Pigdon.

Feature: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Chace Karpenko, 4th AJ Nash, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Dayne Kingshott, 7th Taylor Milling, 8th Kris Coyle, 9th Robbie Farr, 10th Brad Maiolo, 11th David Priolo, 12th Ryan Lancaster, 13th Daniel Harding, 14th Mitchell Wormall, 15th Jaydee Dack, 16th Shaun Bradford, 17th Matthew Cross, 18th Darren Mewett and 19th Trevor Jolly. DNF: Jason Pryde. DNS: George Eaton and Trent Pigdon.

Hoosier tyre draw: Mitchell Wormall.

Kincrome Hard Charger: Daniel Harding.

Points after 3 rounds: Andrew Priolo 552 (Joker), Shaun Bradford 530 (Joker), Dayne Kinghsott 500 (Joker), Jason Kendrick 424, Daniel Harding 420, Taylor Milling 408, AJ Nash 396, David Priolo 390, Kris Coyle 382, Ryan Lancaster 380, Callum Williamsonn 372, Brad Maiolo 372, Darren Mewett 370, Trevor Jolly 360, Jason Pryde 358, Matthew Cross 358, Jaydee Dack 346, Jack Williamson 344, James Inglis 284, George Eaton 278, Chace Karpenko 276, Todd Davis 250, Trent Pigdon 206, Robbie Farr 132, Mitchell Wormall 122 and Kaiden Manders 11,

Upcoming rounds:

Rd4 - WA Sprintcar Championship - Perth Motorplex - Saturday, December 4.

Rd5 - Speedweek Rd1 - Perth Motorplex - Sunday, December 26

Rd6 - Speedweek Rd2 - Perth Motorplex, Tuesday, December 18

Rd7 - Speedweek Rd 3 - Bunbury Speedway - Saturday, January 1

 

 

BOWER HOLDS OFF PRICKETT FOR 2021 WESTERN MIDGET RACING CHAMPIONSHIP

Glendale, Ariz. (November 13, 2021) – Brentwood’s Blake Bower fended off a late season surge by Fresno’s David Prickett to become the 2021 Western Midget Racing champion, wrapping up the hotly contested championship on Saturday night at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. Bower topped Prickett by just four points in their best 12 finishes as part of the 25-race series for stock production-powered Midgets on dirt. Each driver scored seven wins throughout the campaign.

Goodyear, Arizona’s Nathan High earned the outside pole position for the 20-lap main event after scoring a win in the second heat race. Terry Nichols won the first heat.

High never relinquished the lead over the course of the main event. Prickett rolled off sixth and was in a must-win scenario in the no. 22q. Prickett advanced to third immediately but was unable to reel in High or Surprise, Arizona’s Drake Edwards in a bid for the victory. High became the twelfth different winner of the year, topping Edwards, Prickett, Peoria, Arizona’s Cory Brown, and Bower at the checkered flag. Bower started seventh, finished fifth, and maintained his 590-point total for the championship.

Bower, Prickett, Brown, Santa Paula’s Megan Moorhead, and Hawaiian Kala Keliinoi are the top-five finishers in the 2021 Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction standings. Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse missed out on fifth place by just four points. Blud Lubricants provided bonus awards of cash and product for the season finale as well.

The 2022 season will see the addition of championship races at Antioch Speedway and Marysville Raceway along with Adobe Mountain Speedway, Ocean Speedway, Petaluma Speedway, and Ventura Raceway.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

November 13, 2021 – Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 35 Terry Nichols; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 3AZ Nathan High

FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 3AZ Nathan High, 2. 5 Drake Edwards, 3. 22q David Prickett, 4. 32 Cory Brown, 5. 29 Blake Bower, 6. 55 Tyler Rodriguez, 7. 24 Tyler Dolacki, 8. 74 Greg Jewett, 9. 20 Kyle Hawse, 10. 35 Terry Nichols, 11. 20w Chloe High, 12. 57 Kyle Huttenhow

 

 

Shane Golobic wins the battle and Ryan Robinson wins the war with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour in Stockton

By Gary Thomas

Stockton, CA…Fremont’s Shane Golobic came out on top of an entertaining duel with Dominic Scelzi to snag his third Sprint Car Challenge Tour victory of the year, while Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson wrapped up his first career SCCT title on Saturday in Stockton.

It marked the eighth Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards triumph of Golobic’s career, which ranks number one all-time.

“That was a fun race right there with Dominic Scelzi,” commented the two-time Trophy Cup champion Golobic. “Dom has won a lot of races this year and has got us a few times, so it feels really nice to get that checkered flag. I have to thank Matt Wood, my brother Dustin, Elk Grove Ford, NOS Energy Drink and everyone that supports our race team.”

Golobic started on the pole by way of his victory in the High Sierra Industries Dash and quickly sped into the lead at the waving of the green flag. He sat out front until Dom Scelzi drove by on lap-seven to put the Scelzi Ent. No. 41 out front. Golobic didn’t let him get too far out front however, and on lap 20 returned the favor, overtaking Scelzi to retake the top spot.

The duo proceeded to race close together through lapped traffic over the remaining laps, but Golobic hit his marks in the final corners and accepted the Ed Entz checkered flag. It marked the second SCCT “Tribute to Gary Patterson” win of his career at the Stockton Dirt Track.

Scelzi crossed the stripe in second, followed by Hanford’s DJ Netto, Ryan Robinson and Washington racer JJ Hickle. Completing the top-10 were Colby Copeland, Chase Majdic, Tanner Carrick, Corey Day and Ryan Timms. Justyn Cox earned the Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award carving his way from 23rd to 11th.

By simply presenting his car for the main event Robinson and Weiher Racing clinched the 2021 Sprint Car Challenge Tour championship. The 21-year-old driver finished off the season by earning top-five finishes in eight of the final nine events. The potent combination also earned a victory on October 16th at Petaluma Speedway to go along with their superbly consistent year.

“It’s a big honor for this entire Weiher Racing team to bring home the Sprint Car Challenge Tour title this season,” Robinson commented following the race. “My dad won championships and was a heck of a racer in his day, so I’m honored to continue that tradition. I have so much fun racing with this bunch and I think that’s a large part of our success. It was a great season and I have to thank everyone that made it possible.”

As noted, Golobic captured the High Sierra Industries Dash, with the four heat races contested picked off by Ryan Robinson, DJ Netto, Shane Golobic and DJ Netto. JJ Hickle began the evening by earning the Bianchi Farms Fast Time Award by clocking a 14.290 around the Stockton oval.

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SCCT 360 Sprints - 24 Entries

A Main 30 Laps

1. 17W-Shane Golobic[1]; 2. 4D1-Dominic Scelzi[3]; 3. 88N-DJ Netto[5]; 4. 14W-Ryan Robinson[8]; 5. 63-JJ Hickle[2]; 6. 5V-Colby Copeland[12]; 7. 2X-Chase Majdic[6]; 8. 83T-Tanner Carrick[9]; 9. 41-Corey Day[17]; 10. 5T-Ryan Timms[13]; 11. 7C-Justyn Cox[23]; 12. 19-Colby Thornhill[15]; 13. 35-Sean Becker[10]; 14. 92-Andy Forsberg[21]; 15. 3F-Justin Henry[11]; 16. 94-Greg Decaires V[7]; 17. 15T-Tristan Guardino[19]; 18. 78-Bret Barney[24]; 19. 5A-Daniel Whitley[22]; 20. X1-Kaleb Montgomery[18]; 21. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[16]; 22. 19A-Art McCarthy Jr[20]; 23. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[14]; 24. 75-Mitchell Faccinto[4]

Dash 6 Laps |

1. 17W-Shane Golobic[1]; 2. 63-JJ Hickle[4]; 3. 4D1-Dominic Scelzi[5]; 4. 75-Mitchell Faccinto[2]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto[3]; 6. 2X-Chase Majdic[7]; 7. 94-Greg Decaires V[8]; 8. 14W-Ryan Robinson[6]

Heat 1 8 Laps |

1. 14W-Ryan Robinson[2]; 2. 3F-Justin Henry[3]; 3. 5T-Ryan Timms[6]; 4. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[1]; 5. 94-Greg Decaires V[4]; 6. (DNS) 5A-Daniel Whitley

Heat 2 8 Laps |

1. 88N-DJ Netto[1]; 2. 35-Sean Becker[2]; 3. 75-Mitchell Faccinto[4]; 4. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[3]; 5. 19A-Art McCarthy Jr[6]; 6. 78-Bret Barney[5]

Heat 3 8 Laps |

1. 17W-Shane Golobic[1]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick[2]; 3. 63-JJ Hickle[4]; 4. 41-Corey Day[6]; 5. X1-Kaleb Montgomery[3]; 6. 92-Andy Forsberg[5]

Heat 4 8 Laps |

1. 2X-Chase Majdic[3]; 2. 4D1-Dominic Scelzi[4]; 3. 5V-Colby Copeland[1]; 4. 19-Colby Thornhill[2]; 5. 15T-Tristan Guardino[5]; 6. 7C-Justyn Cox[6]

Qualifying 1 |

1. 94-Greg Decaires V, 00:14.630[4]; 2. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez, 00:14.655[3]; 3. 14W-Ryan Robinson, 00:14.868[5]; 4. 3F-Justin Henry, 00:14.914[1]; 5. 5A-Daniel Whitley, 00:15.041[2]; 6. 5T-Ryan Timms, 00:15.041[6]

Qualifying 2 |

1. 75-Mitchell Faccinto, 00:14.462[5]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto, 00:14.492[2]; 3. 35-Sean Becker, 00:14.752[3]; 4. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez, 00:15.101[6]; 5. 78-Bret Barney, 00:15.324[4]; 6. 19A-Art McCarthy Jr, 00:16.408[1]

Qualifying 3 |

1. 63-JJ Hickle, 00:14.290[6]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic, 00:14.587[2]; 3. 83T-Tanner Carrick, 00:14.750[5]; 4. X1-Kaleb Montgomery, 00:14.880[4]; 5. 92-Andy Forsberg, 00:14.907[3]; 6. 41-Corey Day, 00:15.101[1]

Qualifying 4 |

1. 4D1-Dominic Scelzi, 00:14.524[3]; 2. 5V-Colby Copeland, 00:14.734[6]; 3. 19-Colby Thornhill, 00:14.799[5]; 4. 2X-Chase Majdic, 00:14.898[4]; 5. 15T-Tristan Guardino, 00:14.977[1]; 6. 7C-Justyn Cox, 00:15.058[2]

 

 

Bryant Weideman Sweeps Caney Valley POWRi Midget Season Championship Weekend
Belleville, IL. (11/6/21) Wrapping up the yearlong season quest of championship glories, the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues would battle feverishly in the final event of the 2021 racing season at Caney Valley Speedway for Night Two of the Season Championship Event. With twenty-two strong and talented entries, Bryant Weideman would wheel his way to the front of the field and on to victory by earning their second straight feature win of the weekend.

Early on track battles would find Bryant Weideman, Brent Crews, and Kaylee Bryson each earn heat racing wins with Kaylee Bryson grabbing the night’s High Point Qualifier Award after heat racing action to notch a pole-starting position for the final thirty-lap series feature event of 2021.

Going green flag feature racing would find the front row of Kaylee Bryson and Gavan Boschele fly into the first pair of corners with Gavan Boschele leading the first circuit of racing action. Using the mid-to-high line of racing Boschele would appear to be the pinnacle of the field as Bryant Weideman, Kaylee Bryson, Karter Sarff, and Brent Crews all ran within the top-five in the early stages of the feature.

Stalking the leading Boschele for several laps, Bryant Weideman would overtake the point just before the midway using a high-side maneuver off turn two with Jade Avedisian following the leading Weideman past Boschele as Kameron Key and Taylor Reimer raced into the top-five competitors at the halfway point.

Showing the fastest line on a tight and tricky track, Bryant Weideman would continue to lead as an intense battle for the runner-up position would ensue between Avedisian and Boschele. Caution flags would show keeping the field bunched as the laps winded down and into the final few revolutions of the 2021 POWRi Midget Leagues season.

Holding off all challengers to sweep the weekend, Bryant Weideman would put an exclamation point of his season of successes to capture the third win of his championship season. Finding speed after the restart Gavan Boschele would race back to finish runner-up as Brent Crews placed third.

Restarting in the rear after an early race miscue, Kaylee Bryson would race her way back through the field to place fourth as Jade Avedisian rounded out the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget League top-five finishers at Caney Valley Speedway for Night One of the Season Championship weekend events.

Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget Leagues at Caney Valley Speedway 11/6/2021:
Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 01-Bryant Weideman (14.197)
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 1 Winner: 01-Bryant Weideman
MVT Services Heat Race 2 Winner: 86-Brent Crews
Auto Meter Heat Race 3 Winner: 71-Kaylee Bryson
Max Papis Innovations High Point Qualifier: 71-Kaylee Bryson
Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: 97X-Branigan Roark +8 (19th to 11th)

Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 01-Bryant Weideman
Lucas Oil A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[4]; 2. 5-Gavan Boschele[2]; 3. 86-Brent Crews[5]; 4. 71-Kaylee Bryson[1]; 5. 84-Jade Avedisian[8]; 6. 97-Brenham Crouch[13]; 7. 67K-Cade Lewis[12]; 8. 00-Trey Gropp[10]; 9. 25K-Taylor Reimer[7]; 10. 4F-Chad Frewaldt[15]; 11. 97X-Branigan Roark[19]; 12. 91-Jeff Stasa[14]; 13. 21-Emilio Hoover[9]; 14. 17-Tanner Berryhill[11]; 15. 444-Kameron Key[3]; 16. 15D-Andrew Deal[21]; 17. 15L-Rick Horn[20]; 18. 84S-Shaun Shapel[18]; 19. 21K-Karter Sarff[6]; 20. 56X-Mark Chisholm[16]; 21. 20G-Noah Gass[17]; 22. 31-Kyle Beilman[22].

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[2]; 2. 21-Emilio Hoover[1]; 3. 21K-Karter Sarff[6]; 4. 67K-Cade Lewis[5]; 5. 17-Tanner Berryhill[8]; 6. 4F-Chad Frewaldt[7]; 7. 97X-Branigan Roark[4]; 8. 15D-Andrew Deal[3].

MVT Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 86-Brent Crews[2]; 2. 25K-Taylor Reimer[3]; 3. 444-Kameron Key[7]; 4. 00-Trey Gropp[6]; 5. 56X-Mark Chisholm[1]; 6. 20G-Noah Gass[5]; 7. 15L-Rick Horn[4].

Auto Meter Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 71-Kaylee Bryson[3]; 2. 5-Gavan Boschele[5]; 3. 97-Brenham Crouch[1]; 4. 84-Jade Avedisian[7]; 5. 91-Jeff Stasa[6]; 6. 84S-Shaun Shapel[4]; 7. (DNS) 31-Kyle Beilman.

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The 2022 season schedule for the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues are currently being finalized and will be released in the upcoming weeks. Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at www.powri.com, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

 

 

Bryant Weideman Victorious in POWRi Midget Debut at Caney Valley Speedway
Belleville, IL. (11/5/21) Heading to the south-eastern Kansas smooth surfaces of Caney Valley Speedway for the first time in series history, the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues would battle intensely in the penultimate event of the 2021 racing season with championship glories up for grabs. With nineteen entries, Bryant Weideman would out-run all other competitors picking up his second career POWRi win.

Early on track battles would find Brent Crews, Cade Lewis, and Brenham Crouch each earn heat racing victories with Crews grabbing the night’s High Point Qualifier Award after heat racing action to earn a pole-starting position for the thirty-lap feature event.

Going green flag feature racing would find the front row of Brent Crews and Jade Avedisian battle intensely for the preferred leading position as Crews flew out to the early racing advantage. Fending off a fury of restarts, Brent Crews would cruise in the front of the field with Jade Avedisian, Bryant Weideman, Taylor Reimer, and Brenham Crouch close behind inside the top five.

Midway through the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues feature Bryant Weideman would use a restart to his advantage to slingshot to the front, overtaking Crews for the lead with a low-line maneuver in turns one and two.

Stretching out a commanding lead, Weideman would not be denied in his home state of Kansas as he earned his second feature win of the series this season. Brent Crews would stay in the hunt towards the front all event finishing second as Gavan Boschele raced his way to third.

Racing inside the front-runners for the full feature Brenham Crouch would place fourth as Jade Avedisian rounded out the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget League top-five finishers at Caney Valley Speedway for Night One of the Season Championship weekend events.

Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget Leagues at Caney Valley Speedway 11/5/2021:
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 1 Winner: 86-Brent Crews
MVT Services Heat Race 2 Winner: 67K-Cade Lewis
Auto Meter Heat Race 3 Winner: 97-Brenham Crouch
Max Papis Innovations High Point Qualifier: 86-Brent Crews
Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: 444-Kameron Key +9 (17th to 8th)
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 01-Bryant Weideman

Lucas Oil A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[6]; 2. 86-Brent Crews[1]; 3. 5-Gavan Boschele[10]; 4. 97-Brenham Crouch[3]; 5. 84-Jade Avedisian[2]; 6. 25K-Taylor Reimer[4]; 7. 67K-Cade Lewis[5]; 8. 444-Kameron Key[17]; 9. 21-Emilio Hoover[19]; 10. 56X-Mark Chisholm[16]; 11. 97X-Branigan Roark[13]; 12. 15D-Andrew Deal[12]; 13. 71-Kaylee Bryson[14]; 14. 20G-Noah Gass[15]; 15. 21K-Karter Sarff[9]; 16. 17-Tanner Berryhill[11]; 17. 00-Trey Gropp[8]; 18. 15L-Rick Horn[18]; 19. 31M-Kyle Beilman[7].

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 86-Brent Crews[6]; 2. 84-Jade Avedisian[7]; 3. 00-Trey Gropp[4]; 4. 17-Tanner Berryhill[5]; 5. 20G-Noah Gass[1]; 6. 444-Kameron Key[3]; 7. 21-Emilio Hoover[2].

MVT Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 67K-Cade Lewis[1]; 2. 25K-Taylor Reimer[4]; 3. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[5]; 4. 21K-Karter Sarff[6]; 5. 71-Kaylee Bryson[3]; 6. 15L-Rick Horn[2].

Auto Meter Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 97-Brenham Crouch[2]; 2. 31M-Kyle Beilman[1]; 3. 5-Gavan Boschele[3]; 4. 15D-Andrew Deal[5]; 5. 97X-Branigan Roark[4]; 6. 56X-Mark Chisholm[6].

Up next for the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget Leagues will be the final event of the 2021 racing season back at Caney Valley Speedway on Saturday, November 6th when the series joins forces with the Lucas Oil POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micros presented by Engler Machine and Tool with the series championships on the line. More track information is available at www.caneyvalleyspeedway.com.

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DAVID PRICKETT WINS VENTURA RACEWAY THRILLER OVER POINTS LEADER BLAKE BOWER

Ventura, Calif. (October 31, 2021) – The outstanding championship battle for Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction reached its high point during a thrilling feature at Ventura Raceway on Saturday night, with Fresno’s David Prickett outdueling points leader Blake Bower of Brentwood for his seventh points paying win of the year.

The narrow victory in the penultimate round gives Prickett control of his championship destiny at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. on November 13. A win would tie Prickett in the total points with Bower, with the tiebreaker for the $1,000 championship then going in Prickett’s favor. Bower or any other driver in WMR, can play spoiler in the finale by keeping Prickett out of victory lane.

Peoria, Arizona’s Cory Brown and Bower split the heat races for the 16 cars on hand for the stock production Midget series. Prickett lined up for the 20-lap feature in fifth ahead of Bower in sixth and Brown in seventh.

Terry Nichols led the first five laps of competition before Bower and Bakersfield’s Brody Fusion entered the mix. Nichols then retook the lead until lap 12 when Bower took over the top position. Prickett and Bower exchanged the lead multiple times over the final eight laps. Prickett made the decisive maneuver on the final lap, winning by just .158 seconds. Bower finished second followed by Fuson. Napa’s Brody Petrie charged from tenth on the grid for a fourth place performance with Brown rounding out the top-five.

Western Midget Racing returns to Ventura Raceway on October 30 for the penultimate race of the 2021 championship season.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

October 30, 2021 – Ventura Raceway (Ventura, Calif.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 32 Cory Brown; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 9 Blake Bower

FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 22q David Prickett, 2. 9 Blake Bower, 3. 20w Brody Fuson, 4. 35SR Brody Petrie, 5. 32 Cory Brown, 6. 35 Terry Nichols, 7. 11 Randi Pankratz, 8. 35x Jake Hodges, 9. 20 Kyle Hawse, 10. 31 Todd Hawse, 11. 7 Frankie Politelli, 12. 12k Jeremy Stout, 13. 5 Justin Bishop, 14. 55 Tyler Rodriguez, 15. 12H David Raquenio

NEXT RACE: November 13 Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.)

 

 

Alex Sewell Shines in POWRi West Fall Fling Night Two Feature Victory

Belleville, IL. (10/30/21) Pacing the smooth surfaces of Creek County Speedway for the final series stand-alone race of 2021, top-notch drivers in the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect would thrill in excitement as Alex Sewell rallied to win his fourth feature career victory in the series.

Early racing would find Alex Sewell and Tanner Berryhill grabbing heat racing wins with Berryhill not only gaining the Hot-Lap Top Time but also earning a High Point Qualifier award. After an intermission dice-roll for the feature lineup, a redraw of three would benefit Alex Sewell and Chase McDermand with a front-row gridding position.

Launching to the green flag Alex Sewell would fly out to the early racing advantage with Chase McDermond, Tanner Berryhill, Trey Gropp, and Jonathan Beason in hot pursuit. Sewell would maintain the lead through an early race restart and appear to be in a class of his own.

Cruising out to a commanding lead, Sewell would set his sights on lap traffic as drama would ensue in the latter stages of the feature as Jonathan Beason was able to run down the leading Sewell to contend for the feature victory.

Alex Sewell would not be denied as he would lead every lap of the final night of the Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway to earn his first win of the series since his championship campaign of 2014 to gain his fourth series career victory.

Making a battle of the feature in the final laps, Jonathan Beason would race his way to finishing runner-up as Trey Gropp would be among the front-runners for the entire feature to finish third. Tanner Berryhill would show speed in the event to finish fourth as Emilio Hoover hard-charged his way to round out the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League top-five finishers at Creek County Speedway’s Fall Fling Night Two.

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League at Creek County Speedway 10/30/2021: Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot-Lap Time: 17-Tanner Berryhill (12.936) Smith Titanium Heat Race 1 Winner: 8-Alex Sewell Saldana Racing Products Heat Race 2 Winner: 17-Tanner Berryhill Rod End Supply High Point Qualifier: 17-Tanner Berryhill Rod End Supply Hard Charger: 21-Emilio Hoover Realty Connect/Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 8-Alex Sewell

Realty Connect A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 8-Alex Sewell[1]; 2. 8J-Jonathan Beason[6]; 3. 00-Trey Gropp[5]; 4. 40-Chase McDermand[2]; 5. 21K-Emilio Hoover[10]; 6. 93-Kyle Bellm[11]; 7. 17-Tanner Berryhill[3]; 8. 22C-Jace Park[9]; 9. 7M-Taylor Courtney[12]; 10. 47K-Kevin Brewer[8]; 11. 97-Matt Sherrell[4]; 12. #1-Justin Zimmerman[7]; 13. 7R-AJ Hopkins[14]; 14. 3PS-Lane Goodman[13]

Smith Titanium Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 8-Alex Sewell[1]; 2. 97-Matt Sherrell[3]; 3. 40-Chase McDermand[6]; 4. 8J-Jonathan Beason[7]; 5. 21K-Emilio Hoover[5]; 6. 7M-Taylor Courtney[2]; 7. 7R-AJ Hopkins[4]

Saldana Racing Products Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Tanner Berryhill[3]; 2. #1-Justin Zimmerman[1]; 3. 00-Trey Gropp[5]; 4. 22C-Jace Park[2]; 5. 47K-Kevin Brewer[6]; 6. 93-Kyle Bellm[4]; 7. 3PS-Lane Goodman[7].

Up next for the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect will be at Caney Valley Speedway for a two-day stay November 5-6 when the series joins forces with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets as well as the Lucas Oil POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micros in the final event for 2021. More track information is available at www.caneyvalleyspeedway.com.

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Jonathan Beason Bags POWRi West Fall Fling Night One Win in Dominating Fashion
Belleville, IL. (10/29/21) Hitting the track of Creek County Speedway for the final series stand-alone weekend of racing in 2021, competitors in the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect would battle for Fall Fling bragging rights in addition to the winner circle awards. Up on the wheel all night for intense open-wheel excitement found Jonathan Beason earning the advantage to claim the victory for Night One by leading all twenty-five laps of the feature event.

Early racing would find Trey Gropp and Tanner Berryhill grabbing heat racing wins with Gropp pocketing a High Point Qualifier award. After an intermission dice-roll for feature lineup redraw, Jonathan Beason and Kevin Brewer would benefit from the five-position shuffle.

Launching to the green flag would find pole-sitter Jonathan Beason flying out to an early lead as Emilio Hoover, Kevin Brewer, and Matt Sherrell would all vie for the runner-up position in the early stages.

Dominating the feature event, Jonathan Beason would not be denied or even threatened for the lead as he hit all his marks with precision driving throughout the race. Emilio Hoover would hold down the runner-up position also separating himself from the field as Kyle Bellm hard-charged his way from starting twelfth to finish third.

Among the front-runners for the feature, Matt Sherrell would stay in the mix early and fade late to finish fourth as Justin Zimmerman rounded out the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League top-five finishers at Creek County Speedway’s Fall Fling Night One.

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League at Creek County Speedway 10/29/2021:
Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot-Lap Time: 8-Alex Sewell (13.126)
Smith Titanium Heat Race 1 Winner: 00-Trey Gropp
Saldana Racing Products Heat Race 2 Winner: 17-Tanner Berryhill
Rod End Supply High Point Qualifier: 00-Trey Gropp
Rod End Supply Hard Charger: 93-Kyle Bellm +9 (12th to 3rd)
Realty Connect/Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 8J-Jonathan Beason

Realty Connect A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 8J-Jonathan Beason[1]; 2. 21K-Emilio Hoover[3]; 3. 93-Kyle Bellm[12]; 4. 97-Matt Sherrell[6]; 5. #1-Justin Zimmerman[7]; 6. 40-Chase McDermand[15]; 7. 00-Trey Gropp[5]; 8. 22C-Jace Park[8]; 9. 47K-Kevin Brewer[2]; 10. 3PS-Lane Goodman[10]; 11. 7M-Taylor Courtney[13]; 12. 7R-AJ Hopkins[14]; 13. 17-Tanner Berryhill[4]; 14. 8-Alex Sewell[9]; 15. 44-Branigan Roark[11]

Smith Titanium Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 00-Trey Gropp[2]; 2. 97-Matt Sherrell[1]; 3. 21K-Emilio Hoover[5]; 4. 22C-Jace Park[4]; 5. 8-Alex Sewell[6]; 6. 3PS-Lane Goodman[7]; 7. 7M-Taylor Courtney[8]; 8. 40-Chase McDermand[3]

Saldana Race Products Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Tanner Berryhill[1]; 2. 8J-Jonathan Beason[2]; 3. 47K-Kevin Brewer[5]; 4. #1-Justin Zimmerman[6]; 5. 93-Kyle Bellm[3]; 6. 44-Branigan Roark[7]; 7. 7R-AJ Hopkins[4]

Up next for the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League presented by Realty Connect will be the final stand-alone race for 2021for Night Two of the Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway on Saturday, October 30th. Classes scheduled to compete include the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League and the Lucas Oil ASCS Sooner Region. More track information can be found online at www.creekcountyspeedway.com

Saturday, October 30th Creek County Speedway Details:
Pit Gates Open – 2:00 PM
Drivers Registration – 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Drivers Meeting – 5:00 PM
Hot Laps – 5:30 PM
Racing to follow.
Kids Costume Contest During Intermission: $50 to the Best Dressed | Trailer Treating in the Pits.

Grandstands Gates Open: 4:00 PM - Saturday.
Pit Pass: $35
General Admission: $15
Kids 11-14: $6
Children 10 and Under: FREE

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Hahn Hustles to Third Career Short Track Nationals Triumph at I-30 Speedway!

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 23, 2021) – The tone was set with Friday night’s “Twin 20’s” and Saturday delivered an absolute race for the ages.

And when the final checkered flag flew upon I-30 Speedway’s 34th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires, it was Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s Blake Hahn putting an exclamation point on his first Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship by notching his third career STN triumph.

Following several lead changes along the way, Hahn ultimately battled past Jordon Mallett on the 39th round to take the $10,041 winner’s share in the 41-lap STN championship feature event.

“I know Jordon is so good running the bottom that I had to keep working the top and it came in for me,” Hahn explained after the triumph aboard the Drive WFX No. 52 Sprint Car.

Hahn crossed the stripe ahead of Sam Hafertepe, Jr., who fell one position short of going back-to-back in the Short Track Nationals while Mallett settled for the show position.

Hahn gridded the feature fourth after Cody Gardner earned the pole position for the feature by topping the Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash”. Gardner gunned into to the early lead and paced the opening seven rounds ahead of Mallett, Hahn and Hafertepe, Jr.

But when Gardner jumped the cushion exiting turn four on the eighth round, Mallett pounced for the lead.

Traffic came into play within a dozen laps with Hahn disposing of Gardner for second on the 11th round and then racing past Mallett for the point the next time around. Mallett battled right back to recapture the lead on the 16th round and paced the next 23 rounds as Hahn, Hafertepe, Jr., and Dylan Westbrook continually traded positions right behind the leader.

Westbrook’s strong run was sidelined by a cut tire after 34 laps that precipitated the race’s first of just two cautions.

While trying to fend off Hafertepe, Jr., in the process, Hahn went to work on Mallett and edged into the lead only to have it waved off when Garet Williamson spun in turn one with 36 laps in the books.

Set for a five-lap dash to the stripe, Mallett moved to the topside to try to slow Hahn’s advances but to no avail as Hahn was able to slip by with just three laps to go. He brought Hafertepe, Jr., with him and was able to hold on to the stripe.

J.J. Hickle followed the lead trio of Hahn, Hafertepe, Jr., and Mallett across the stripe in fourth with Derek Hagar rounding out the top five.

Matt Covington was sixth with Gardner, Eric Baldaccini, Miles Paulus and Eric Lutz completing the top ten.

In addition to Hickle, Baldaccini, Paulus and Lutz, others making the cut for their first STN championship feature included Jason Barney, Slater Helt, Justin Zimmerman and Dustin Gates. At the other end of the spectrum, Tim Crawley made it into an STN record 24th championship feature before making an early exit.

Marshall Skinner, Helt, Crawley, Howard Moore, Williamson and Gardner topped heat race action before Chase Porter and Gary Floyd won “C” Mains and Gates and Crawley topped “B” Mains.

After Michigan’s Ryan Ruhl turned a pirouette and turned over exiting turn four on the final lap of the fifth heat, Landon Crawley went for a wild ride off the turn on embankment in the sixth heat. There were no injuries.

Sixty-three drivers from 13 different states as well as Canada and Australia took part in the 34th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

34th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Saturday Night Results:

Locked-in from Friday Preliminaries: 14-Jordon Mallett, 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 9jr-Derek Hagar, 63-J.J. Hickle.

Heat Races (Top 10 in combined points from Friday night and Saturday night heat race passing points to the “A” Main – Balance to Twin “B” and “C” Mains):

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 26-Marshall Skinner (1), 2. 19-Jason Long (2), 3. 21m-Spencer Meredith (4), 4. 12-Tony Bruce, Jr. (5), 5. 42p-Preston Perlmutter (6), 6. X-Charlie Louden (9), 7. 21r-Gunner Ramey (8), 8. 0v-Michael Vaculik (3), 9. 13-Chase Howard (10), 10. 27J-Joseph Poe (7).

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 22s-Slater Helt (4), 2. 98p-Miles Paulus (3), 3. 44m-Chris Martin (5), 4. 13m-Chance McCrary (1), 5. 24-Jeffrey West, Jr. (7), 6. 27w-Austin Wood (6), 7. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (8), 8. 10L-Landon Britt (9), 9. 44h-Ronny Howard (2).

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 0c-Tim Crawley (2), 2. 52-Blake Hahn (4), 3. 95-Matt Covington (3), 4. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (1), 5. 91x-Michael Day (5), 6. 2c-Chase Porter (8), 7. 6-Dustin Gates (9), 8. 12m-Greg Merritt (6), 9. 92-Cody Hays (7).

Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 3-Howard Moore (1), 2. 1s-Joey Schmidt (3), 3. 74-Tucker Boulton (2), 4. 28a-Keith Ainsworth (4), 5. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (7), 6. 88-Travis Reber (5), 7. 3g-Paxton Gregory (6), 8. 8x-Tony Higgins (8), 9. 3b-Chris Banja (9).

Fifth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 24w-Garet Williamson (1), 2. 5L-Eric Lutz (6), 3. 72p-Gary Floyd (2), 4. 28b-Scott Bogucki (9), 5. 87-Jason Barney (8), 6. 69-Jamey Mooney (3), 7. 38-Rick Pringle (7), 8. 3J-Junior Jenkins (5), 9. 16w-Ryan Ruhl (4).

Sixth Heat (8 Laps): 1. G6-Cody Gardner (4), 2. 17b-Ryan Bickett (1), 3. 0b-Eric Baldaccini (8), 4. 1z-Justin Zimmerman (7), 5. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (9), 6. 30-Joseph Miller (6), 7. 44-Jason Howell (5), 8. 0z-Landon Crawley (3), 9. 23p-Hunter Poe (2).

“C” Mains – Top 3 from each transfer to corresponding “B” Main:

First “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 2c-Chase Porter (2), 2. 13m-Chance McCrary (1), 3. 3g-Paxton Gregory (3), 4. 88-Travis Reber (6), 5. 12m-Greg Merritt (5), 6. 92-Cody Hays (8), 7. 8x-Tony Higgins (10), 8. 28a-Keith Ainsworth (4), 9. 69-Jamey Mooney (7), 10. 27J-Joseph Poe (11), 11. 0v-Michael Vaculik (9).

Second “C” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 72p-Gary Floyd (1), 2. 44-Jason Howell (4), 3. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (3), 4. 38-Rick Pringle (6), 5. 3b-Chris Banja (7), 6. 44h-Ronny Howard (8), 7. 19-Jason Long (2), 8. 3J-Junior Jenkins (5), 9. 16w-Ryan Ruhl (DNS), 10. 23p-Hunter Poe (DNS).

Pack Building Materials Dash for Cash:

Dash for Cash (6 Laps): 1. G6-Cody Gardner (1) [$500], 2. 14-Jordon Mallett (2) [$250], 3. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (4) [$150], 4. 52-Blake Hahn (6) [$100], 5. 9jr-Derek Hagar (5) [$100], 6. 63-J.J. Hickle (3) [$100].

“B” Mains – Top 3 from each transfer to “A” Main:

First “B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 6-Dustin Gates (2), 2. 24w-Garet Williamson (3), 3. 1z-Justin Zimmerman (1), 4. 74-Tucker Boulton (5), 5. 28b-Scott Bogucki (10), 6. 21r-Gunner Ramey (6), 7. 91x-Michael Day (7), 8. 17b-Ryan Bickett (4), 9. 24-Jeffrey West, Jr. (9), 10. 42p-Preston Perlmutter (8), 11. 2c-Chase Porter (13), 12. 3g-Paxton Gregory (15), 13. 13-Chase Howard (12), 14. 21m-Spencer Meredith (11), 15. 13m-Chance McCrary (14).

Second “B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 0c-Tim Crawley (1), 2. 26-Marshall Skinner (2), 3. 87-Jason Barney (3), 4. 10L-Landon Britt (8), 5. 12-Tony Bruce, Jr. (4), 6. X-Charlie Louden (9), 7. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (7), 8. 1s-Joey Schmidt (5), 9. 30-Joseph Miller (6), 10. 44-Jason Howell (12), 11. 27w-Austin Wood (10), 12. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (14), 13. 72p-Gary Floyd (13), 14. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (11), 15. 0z-Landon Crawley (DNS).

“A” Feature:

A Feature (41 Laps – Starting position in parentheses): 1. 52-Blake Hahn (4) [$10,041], 2. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (3) [$5,000], 3. 14-Jordon Mallett (2) [$2,500], 4. 63-J.J. Hickle (6) [$2,200], 5. 9jr-Derek Hagar (5) [$2,000], 6. 95-Matt Covington (12) [$1,700], 7. G6-Gody Gardner (1) [$1,500], 8. 0b-Eric Baldaccini (8) [$1,300], 9. 98p-Miles Paulus (11) [$1,200], 10. 5L-Eric Lutz (10) [$1,100], 11. 87-Jason Barney (20) [$1,000], 12. 24w-Garet Williamson (17) [$950], 13. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (7) [$900], 14. 44m-Chris Martin (14) [$880], 15. 3-Howard Moore (13) [$850], 16. 22s-Slater Helt (9) [$800], 17. 1z-Justin Zimmerman (19) [$800], 18. 6-Dustin Gates (15) [$800], 19. 0c-Tim Crawley (16) [$800], 20. 26-Marshall Skinner (18) [$800].

Lap Leaders: Cody Gardner 1-6, Jordon Mallett 8-11, Blake Hahn 12-15, Mallett 16-38, Hahn 39-41.

 

 

Leary, McDougal, Kouba, Wade, Roahrig, Turner and Arcaro Take the Final Checkered Flags of the Season At Gas City I-69 Speedway’sMega Fall Festival of Speed Saturday

GAS CITY, Ind., Oct. 24–Due to rain on Friday night, seven features were run in the second half of the third annual “Fall Festival of Speed and Non-Wing Nationals” Saturday as Gas City I-69 Speedway concluded its 2021 season in a mega day of action on the quarter-mile dirt oval.

C.J. Leary of Greenfield, Ind., won the 25-lap non-wing 410 sprint car feature held over from Friday night on Saturday afternoon, while Jason McDougal of Turtletown, Okla., won a similar 25-lap feature on Saturday night to headline the top class, which had 38 entries.

Jake Kouba of Minneapolis was victorious in the 25-lap IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin wingLESS sprint car feature postponed from Friday.Dan Wade of Kenosha, Wis., posted his first win ever in the second feature for that series Saturday night.

Pavement star Tyler Roahrig of Plymouth, Ind.,the winner of this year’s Pay Less Little 500 asphalt sprint car race at nearby Anderson Speedway, won the 20-lap modified feature in only his third start ever on a dirt track.

Veteran Ervin Turner of Marion, Ind., won the 20-lap street stock main event in a division that attracted 33 entries.

Landon Arcaro of Brookville, Ind., closed the 2021 season by winning the 15-lap hornet feature in his first race ever at Gas City.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Cars

Polesitter Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill., was committed to running the high side in the first 410 sprint feature Saturday afternoon, and he led the most laps of that race. Leary started fifth and experimented with both the low and the high lines in an effort to gain an advantage. He had to pass Cockrum twice, once on lap two and again on lap 19, to secure the victory in the No. 81X sponsored by Gray Auto, Speedtown Comfort Heating and Cooling, Applegate’s Seed House and Risch Innovations.

Leary’s winning move came after a slide job with Cockrum where space ran out and Cockrum slipped from first to fourth on the backstretch working lap 19. Leary was now in the lead again, and Cockrum’s misfortune elevated Jadon Rogers of Worthington, Ind., and track champion Scotty Weir of Marion, Ind., to second and third, respectively.

Cockrum wasn’t done, though. He passed Weir on lap 20 to regain third, but Weir passed him back on lap 22.

Rogers, who was second, threw everything he had at Leary in an effort to win, but on that same lap with 22 laps down Rogers hit the outside wall on the frontstretch and flipped hard, ending his hopes for victory.

Cockrum regained second by passing Weir in Turn 4 on the white-flag lap. Weir held on for third while McDougal finished fourth. Steve Irwin of Fenton, Mich., and Emerson Axsom of Franklin, Ind., came from 19th and 20th, respectively, to finish fifth and sixth.

Cockrum also finished second in the second 410 sprint feature Saturday night which McDougal won in the KO Motorsports No. 5 sponsored by Peterbuilt and CAM2.

That race was even closer. McDougal led the first two laps before Mario Clouser of Auburn, Ill., used the high line to pass him in Turn 1. Clouser and McDougal ran nose-to-tail until Ryan Thomas of Indianapolis spun to a stop high in Turn 4 with seven laps down to bring out a yellow flag.

Clouser maintained the lead by 0.009 of a second after the restart, but there was contact between Clouser and McDougal working lap nine that caused Clouser to spin and drop to 18th place and gave the lead to McDougal. Clouser went to the work area but it was all for naught.

Clouser’s absence elevated Robert Ballou of Tipton, Ind., to second. Leary came on strong shortly thereafter and rose from fifth on lap 12 to third by lap 13 by passing both Cockrum and Matt Westfall of Pleasant Hill, Ohio. Leary got second by passing Ballou on lap 17, but Ballou got him back on the next lap.

Cockrum was back in fourth place while all this was going on, but he dipped under Leary for third in Turn 4 on lap 21, and used the same low line to pass Ballou for second on lap 22. He tried his best to pass McDougal too, but fell short by just 0.258 of a second.

Weir passed Ballou on the last lap for third. Ballou hung on for fourth and Leary finished fifth.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Cars

Kouba started third and led all 25 laps of the IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS sprint car feature that was postponed on Friday. He took second in Turn 2 and the lead in Turn 4 on the first lap by using the low groove, and he continued to use that line enroute to a 0.413-second victory over Clayton Rossmann of Wadsworth, Ill.

Lapped traffic was intense and it almost did Kouba in a couple of times, but despite some contact he fought off all challenges in the family’s Maxim No. 6 sponsored by Justice Brothers.

There was only one yellow, which was for debris in Turn 2 with 21 laps down. The lapped cars went to the tail for therestart, which gave Rossmann another golden opportunity. He pulled abreast of Kouba’s car’s rear wheels on the backstretch on the last lap, but Kouba fought him off for an exciting finish.

Allen Hafford of Beach Park, Ill., started seventh, finished third, and set the fastest lap of the race. Polesitter Natalie Klemko of Bristol, Wis., placed fourth and Greg Alt of Delavan, Wis., came from ninth to a fifth-place finish in the 24-car field.

Wade was perhaps the most surprised and happiest winner of the Fall Festival. After finishing 17th in the first Wisconsin WingLESS sprint feature Saturday afternoon, he started on the pole for that series’ second 25-lapper Saturday night and led all 25 laps in his Maxim sponsored by Classic Collison Center to post his first victory ever.

The race was unusual in that the top 10 all ran the low line, convinced it was the best option, and no one was willing to get out of line to try anything different. Hafford started second and chased Wade the whole way for his second podium finish of the day.

A tangle between Bryce Andrews of Kenosha, Wis., and Klemko between Turns 3 and 4 with 24 laps down set up a green-white-checkered finish which gave Hafford one last shot at Wade, but he finished 0.303 of a second behind him.

Rossmann followed up his second-place finish in the afternoon with a third at night. The 2021 champion, Ryan Marshall of Kansasville, Wis., was fourth and Tim Cox of Park City, Ill., rounded out the top five.

Modifieds

Jimmy Hayden of Coatesville, Ind., started second and led the first two laps of the modified feature. Roahrig started fifth, but after two restarts he was in place to aim at Hayden working lap three.

The pair ran side by side down the backstretch and through Turn 3, with Roahrig making the winning move by using the low groove to power under Hayden in Turn 4. Roahrig then led the rest of the way in the 20-lapper in a car owned by fellow driver Todd Sherman of Churubusco, Ind., and sponsored by Vision WoodWerx and All Star Performance Parts.

Tony Anderson of Lima, Ohio charged under Hayden in Turn 3 working lap 16 to secure the runner-up honors. Hayden finished third. Polesitter Bill Lewis of Fountain City, Ind., placed fourth. Tyler Loughmiller of Brazil, Ind., a student at DePauw University, finished fifth.

Street Stocks

The beginning of the 20-lap street stock feature was certainly competitive, as Turner, the polesitter, exchanged the lead numerous times with Jason Fritz of Winamac, Ind., who started fourth.

Jordan Conover of Forest, Ohio, put an end to that on a restart on lap six when he took over second, and he finished in that position. Turner was able to speed away in his Hobbs chassis powered by a Ron Flaugh-prepped Chevy engine, and had a 0.847-second lead over Conover at the checkered for his sponsors, Erv’s Card Shack and Barry Bunker Chevrolet.

Fritz finished third. Korey Conner of San Pierre, Ind., and Eric Swan rounded out the top five.

Hornets

Arcaro started second in the 15-lap hornet feature in his Pontiac Sunfire and led the entire distance. Polesitter Jeremy Jones of Gas City chased him the whole way but was 4.283 seconds behind at the checkered.

Greg Marlow of Greentown, Ind., and Alexes Spaulding of Roanoke, Ind., had a spirited battle for third before Marlow took the position for good on lap seven. Spaulding held on for fourth and Avery Tumbleson finished fifth in the only non-stop feature of the seven main events run on Saturday.

Arcaro thanked his parents in victory lane as well as Dalton Smith of Three Dice Race Cars, Luke Bland of SBR Performance, Joel and Josh Hammond of EBJ Motors, Sandi Baker of Remax Preferred Choice, and Joliff Towing.

Red Flags

There were eight flips on Saturday. All came during the 410 non-wing sprint car action.

Brayden Fox of Pittsboro, Ind., flipped at the start/finish line with 21 laps compete in the first 410 sprint car feature. A lap later Jadon Rogers of Worthington, Ind., hit the wall and flipped on the frontstretch just shy of the start/finish line while second and trying to go for the victory.

Nathan Crane of Waukegan, Ill., flipped in Turn 2 with two laps down in the first 410 sprint heat.

Larry Kingseed Jr. of Castalia, Ohio flipped in Turn 3 with five laps down in the second 410 sprint heat.

The worst accident of the event came at the end of that race, when Anthony D’Alessio of Gas City flipped out of the ballpark on the frontstretch near Turn 1 and Rogers flipped simultaneously on the frontstretch past the start/finish line.

Although he was responding to rescue workers while standing alongside his battered car, D’Alessio was transported to Marion General Hospital for further evaluation.

Rogers was able to continue to compete and even finished tenth in the second feature despite flipping two times earlier in the day.

Nathan Carle of West Harrison, Ind., flipped on the fronstretch with one lap down in the second 410 B-main from Saturday’s program in a multi-car accident.

Finally, Jacob Beck of Cincinnati flipped with six laps down in the same race.

Other than D’Alessio, the other drivers reportedly escaped unhurt.

What’s Next?

The 2022 schedule will be posted on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com when it’s available. Fans and competitors can also follow the track during the off-season on Twitter:@GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

Gas City I-69 Speedway is located on State Road 22, approximately a half-mile west of I-69, exit 259. The quarter-mile dirt oval is about halfway between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, and attracts drivers and fans from all over the Midwest.

The resultsof the races postponed from Friday:

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Cars

Non-Wing 410 Sprint B-Main 1 (10 laps, 2 qualified): 1. Braydon Cromwell, 2. Steve Irwin, 3. Cole Bodine, 4. Nathan Crane, 5. Anthony D’Alessio, 6. Jack Hoyer, 7. David Gross, 8. Ben Varner, 9. Jack James, 10. Tyler Hewitt (DNS), 11. Kyle Shipley (DNS).

Non-Wing 410 Sprint B-Main 2 (10 laps, 2 qualified): 1. Jake Swanson, 2. Emerson Axsom, 3. RIcky Lewis, 4. Zack Pretorius, 5. Dustin Ingle, 6. Gabriel Gilbert, 7. Ted Kirkpatrick, 8. Jacob McElfresh, 9. Travis Berryhill (DNS), 10. Justin Meneely (DNS).

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Feature (25 laps, with starting position in parenthesis):1. C.J. Leary (5); 2. Shane Cockrum (1); 3. Scotty Weir (8); 4. Jason McDougal (7); 5. Steve Irwin(19); 6. Emerson Axsom (20); 7. Matt Westfall (13); 8. Braydon Cromwell (17); 9. Anton Hernandez (9); 10. Paul Dues (15);11. Matt Goodnight (11); 12. Mario Clouser (4); 13. Wesley Smith (10); 14.Issac Chapple (3); 15. Robert Ballou (16); 16.Jake Swanson (18); 17. Jadon Rogers (6); 18. Brayden Fox (2); 19. Ryan Thomas (12); 20. Larry Kingseed (14). Lap leaders: Lap 1, Cockrum; laps 2-3, Leary; laps 4-18, Cockrum; laps 19-25, Leary. Margin of victory: 1.304 seconds Fastest race lap: Leary, 13.222, laps 20.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints B-Main (10 laps, 6 qualified): 1. Ryan Marshall, 2. Ralph Johnson, 3. Bryce Andrews, 4. Micheal Summers, 5. Chance Giskowski, 6. Lance Thompson, 7. George Gaertner III, 8. Scott Armstrong, 9. Billy Hafford, 10. Shawn Swim (DNS).

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Feature (25 laps, with starting position in parenthesis):1. Jake Kouba (3);2. Clayton Rossmann (5); 3. Allen Hafford (7); 4. Natalie Klemko (1); 5. Greg Alt (9);6. Chris Klemko (11); 7. Jordan Paulsen (13); 8. Brian Kristan (2); 9. George Gaertner Jr. (17); 10. Derek Crane (6); 11. Tim Cox (8); 12. Jimmy Sivia (4); 13. Bryce Andrews (21); 14. Dennis Spitz (18); 15. Chance Ciskowski (23); 16. Ralph Johnson (20); 17.Dan Wade (15); 18.Micheal Summers (22); 19. Tom Eller (12); 20. Greg Olsen (14); 21. Lance Thompson (24); 22. William Huck (16); 23. Ryan Marshall (19); 24. Ryan Zielski (10). Lap leaders: Laps 1-25, Kouba. Margin of victory: 0.413 seconds Fastest race lap: Hafford, 14.134, laps 22.

The results from Saturday’s original program:

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Cars

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Shane Cockrum, 12.200; 2. Tyler Hewitt, 12.329; 3. Scotty Weir, 12.418; 4. Emerson Axsom, 12.439; 5. Brayden Fox, 12.476; 6. Ryan Thomas, 12.509; 7. Anton Hernandez, 12.614; 8. Ricky Lewis, 12.731; 9. Nathan Crane, 13.294; 10. Andrew Heitkamp, 14.318.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Group 2 Qualifying: 1.Cole Bodine, 12.323; 2. Jake Swanson, 12.386; 3. Anthony D’Alessio, 12.475; 4. Robert Ballou, 12.505; 5. Matt Goodnight, 12.709; 6. Jadon Rogers, 12.797; 7. Ben Varner, 13.155; 8. Larry Kingseed, 13.363; 9. Dylan Moan, 13.508; 10. Jacob McElfresh, 14.232.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Group 3 Qualifying: 1. Jack Hoyer, 12.549; 2. Zack Pretorius, 12.593; 3. Mario Clouser, 12.610; 4. Steve Irwin, 12.637; 5. Gabriel Gilbert, 12.788; 6. Matt Westfall, 12.920; 7. Paul Dues, 13.070; 8. Ted Kirkpatrick, 13.606; 9. Jacob Beck, 13.756.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Group 4 Qualifying: 1. Wesley Smith, 12.196; 2. C.J. Leary, 12.368; 3. Jason McDougal, 12.438; 4. Issac Chapple, 12.679; 5. Dustin Ingle, 13.100; 6. Nathan Carle, 13.244; 7. Braydon Cromwell, 13.406; 8. Jack James, 13.633; 9. David Gross, 14.288.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps, 4 qualified): 1. Scotty Weir, 2. Shane Cockrum, 3. Emerson Axsom, 4. Tyler Hewitt, 5. Ryan Thomas, 6. Brayden Fox, 7. Ricky Lewis, 8. Andrew Heitkamp, 9. Anton Hernandez, 10. Nathan Crane.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps, 4 qualified): 1.Robert Ballou, 2. Cole Bodine, 3. Jake Swanson, 4. Jadon Rogers, 5. Anthony D’Alessio, 6. Matt Goodnight, 7. Ben Varner, 8. Dylan Moan, 9. Jacob McElfresh, 10. Larry Kingseed Jr.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps, 4 qualified): 1. Mario Clouser, 2. Matt Westfall, 3. Zack Pretorius, 4. Jack Hoyer, 5. Paul Dues, 6. Gabriel Gilbert, 7. Jacob Beck, 8. Steve Irwin, 9. Ted Kirkpatrick.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Heat 4 (8 laps, 4 qualified): 1. Jason McDougal, 2. Wesley Smith, 3. C.J. Leary, 4. Dustin Ingle, 5. Braydon Cromwell, 6. Nathan Carle, 7. Jack James, 8. David Gross, 9. Isaac Chapple.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint B-Main 1 (10 laps, 2 qualified): 1. Ryan Thomas, 2. Ricky Lewis, 3. Anton Hernandez, 4. Brayden Fox, 5. Matt Goodnight, 6. Dylan Moan, 7. Larry Kingseed, 8. Andrew Heitkamp, 9. Ben Varner, 10. Nathan Crane, 11. Anthony D’Alessio (DNS); 12. Jacob McElfresh (DNS).

Non-Wing 410 Sprint B-Main 2 (10 laps, 2 qualified): 1.Issac Chapple, 2. Paul Dues, 3. Braydon Cromwell, 4. Steve Irwin, 5. Gabriel Gilbert, 6. Jack James, 7. Jacob Beck, 8. Nathan Carle, 9. Ted Kirkpatrick, 10. David Gross.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Feature (25 laps, with starting position in parenthesis):1. Jason McDougal (3); 2. Shane Cockrum (6); 3. Scotty Weir (4); 4. Robert Ballou (2); 5. C.J. Leary (12); 6. Jake Swanson (10); 7. Matt Westfall (7); 8. Tyler Hewitt (13); 9.Wesley Smith (8); 10. Jadon Rogers (14); 11. Emerson Axsom (9); 12. Zack Pretorius (11); 13. Jack Hoyer (15); 14. Cole Bodine (5); 15. Dustin Ingle (16); 16. Paul Dues (20); 17. Ricky Lewis (19); 18. Ryan Thomas (17); 19. Isaac Chapple (18); 20. Mario Clouser (1). Lap leaders: Laps 1-2, McDougal, laps 3-8, Clouser, laps 9-25, McDougal. Margin of victory: 0.258 seconds Fastest race lap: McDougal, 13.251, lap 1.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Group Qualifying (combined results from three groups): 1. Ryan Zielski, 13.333; 2. Jimmy Sivia, 13.364; 3. Clayton Rossmann, 13.437; 4. Greg Olson, 13.516; 5. Ryan Marshall, 13.595; 6. Allen Hafford, 13.621; 7. Dan Wade, 13.665; 8. Brian Kristan, 13.683; 9. Jordan Paulsen, 13.699; 10. Chance Ciskowski, 13.794; 11. Derek Crane, 13.808; 12. Tim Cox, 13.817; 13. Tate Hensley, 13.860; 14. Jake Kouba, 14.049; 15. Greg Alt, 14.056; 16. Tom Eller, 14.062; 17. Chris Klemko, 14.074; 18. Ralph Johnson, 14.077; 19. George Gaertner Jr., 14.104; 20. Bryce Andrews, 14.107; 21. Dennis Spitz, 14.115; 22. Scott Armstrong, 14.157; 23. Micheal Summers, 14.168; 24. Lance Thompson, 14.242; 25. Natalie Klemko, 14.372; 26. William Huck, 14.375; 27. George Gaertner III, 14.680, 28. Billy Hafford, 15.978.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Heat 1 (8 laps, 6 qualified): 1. Ryan Zielski, 2. Tate Hensley, 3. Greg Olsen, 4. Chance Giskowski, 5. Natalie Kiemko, 6. Dan Wade, 7. Tom Eller, 8. Scott Armstrong, 9. George Gaertner Jr., 10. Billy Hafford.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Heat 2 (8 laps, 6 qualified): 1. Derek Crane, 2. Brian Kristan, 3. Ryan Marshall, 4. Chris Klemko, 5. Jake Kouba, 6. Bryce Andrews, 7. Micheal Summers, 8. Jimmy Sivia, 9. William Huck.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Heat 3 (8 laps, 6 qualified): 1. Tim Cox, 2. Jordan Paulsen, 3. Allen Hafford, 4. Dennis Spitz, 5. Clayton Rossmann, 6. Ralph Johnson, 7. Greg Alt, 8. George Gaertner III, 9. Lance Thompson.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints B-Main (10 laps, 6 qualified): 1. Jimmy Sivia, 2. Greg Alt, 3. Micheal Summers, 4. Tom Eller, 5. George Gaertner III, 6. Scott Armstrong, 7. William Huck, 8. Billy Hafford, 9. George Gaertner Jr., 10. Lance Thompson.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Feature(25 laps, with starting position in parenthesis):1. Dan Wade (1); 2. Allen Hafford (2); 3. Clayton Rossmann (5); 4. Ryan Marshall (3); 5. Tim Cox (7); 6. Derek Crane (8); 7. Chris Klemko (13); 8. Jordan Paulsen (9); 9. Brian Kristan (10); 10. Tate Hensley (11); 11. Ralph Johnson (17); 12. Jake Kouba (15); 13. Greg Olsen (4); 14.Micheal Summers (21); 15. Chance Ciskowski(12); 16. Greg Alt (20); 17. Jimmy Sivia (19); 18. Scott Armstrong (24); 19. Bryce Andrews (18); 20. Tom Eller (22); 21. Dennis Spitz (14); 22. George Gaertner III (23); 23. Ryan Sielski (6); 24. Natalie Klemko (16). Lap leaders: Laps 1-26, Wade. Margin of victory: 0.303 seconds Fastest race lap: Rossmann, 14.257 seconds, lap 1.

 

 

Kofoid Cup Champion, Timms Wins Main

by Ron Rodda

Tulare CA...Buddy Kofoid raced from 19th starting to finishing 4th, earning the necessary points to become the champion of the Abreu Vineyards 27th Trophy Cup Presented By Rudeen Racing. Kofoid's success paid $27,000 in total earnings for the event.

Six heats for the top 48, fully inverted by points, earned 36 points for a win with a three point drop. These heats give drivers an opportunity to close the point gap and the top 20 in points after the heats move directly to the A main. Those 20 are fully inverted and four B main transfers tag the field.

Buddy Kofoid added three points to his lead over Rico Abreu making it nine going to the A main. Kyle Hurst moved up to 3rd and Anthony Macri dropped to fourth. Colby Copeland made progress to move from 9th to a tie for 5th with Cory Eliason.

Following the heat races Dominic Scelzi was disqualified for the remainder of the evening for an altercation in the pit area.

The C main moved Colton Hardy, Joey Ancona, Mitchel Moles, and Colton Heath earned transfers to tag the back of a talent-filled B main.

Transfers to the finale were Ryan Bernal, Justyn Cox, Chase Randall, and Jake Andreotti with 16th starting Justin Peck about five feet short of a transfer.

Kalib Montgomery led 7 laps before colliding with 2nd place Robbie Price, elevating Ryan Timms to the lead.

The last 42 laps featured excellent action among the top three with sliders and crossovers creating many passes.

Timms lost the lead to Tanner Carrick on lap 41 after a turn four slider, but regained the lead two laps later with a similar move in turn two.

Colby Copeland took 2nd on lap 46 and raced with Carrick the last four laps to claim 2nd. Kofoid was 4th and DJ Netto filled the top five.

The chase for the Cup title essentially ended early when contenders fell by the wayside.

Second and third in points, Rico Abreu and Kyle Hurst, were both out after 7 laps when they collided. Anthony Macri started 4th in points and pitted twice for flats and Cory Eliason went off on the hook.

All Kofoid had to do was safely make laps to finish and he went from 19th to 4th to win the title by 16 points.

The Trophy Cup raised a record $250,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation to make the total donated now $2,250,000

The 28th Cup will be October 20-22, 2022 at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway.

Top ten in points Buddy Kofoid. 455 Colby Copeland. 439 DJ Netto. 432 Corey Day. 426 Tanner Carrick. 422 Ryan Timms. 419 Anthony Macri. 417 Justin Sanders. 417 Shane Golobic. 415 Mitchell Faccinto. 414

 

 

MADDINGTON TOYOTA SPRINTCAR SERIES
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2021

Jason Kendrick claimed the first round of the 2021-22 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night as part of the popular Shannons Powerpalooza show.

Kendrick won the 30-lap feature race from Daniel Harding and Shaun Bradford.

He started from P4 in the main event after setting quick time at the start of the show and then taking a second in his heat race.

Harding started from pole after he was third quickest in his group and then blitzed the field in track record fashion in his heat race.

AJ Nash was due to line up in P6, but he had issues and ultimately started from the rear, seeing teams on the outside row move up, including Bradford who was due to come from P12 but started from P10.

David Priolo joined Harding on the front row after he took a solid win in his heat race and when the lights went green for the main event, he bolted to the lead over Harding, Kendrick, Dayne Kingshott and Jaydee Dack (who started from P3 after also winning his heat race).

The race was only three laps old when Kris Coyle rolled the W79 hard in pits bend, heavily damaging a brand new chassis.

Defending series champion Callum Williamson, who failed to get a time at the start of the show and had to change a motor before his heat race, started from the back and by this stage was a big mover, being up to 11th.

However during the red light stoppage it was obvious it was a tough night for the Williamson Motorsport W3, with the car having major brake issues and after an inspection by officials, he resumed from the rear.

At about the same time Dack, who was running fifth, had a fire under his parked car and he too was sadly out of the contest.

On the restart Bradford was one of the big movers, racing up to fifth and putting himself on the back of Kingshott who was in fourth.

After a handful of laps Priolo, who was setting a cracking pace in the Diamond Bay Motorsport W26, was heading into lapped traffic - and ironically, one of the first cars he had to negotiate was that of Williamson.

With 12 laps in the books Kendrick was on the back of Harding and putting the heat on for second and successfully made the move.

Three laps later Kendrick was then on the back of Priolo in traffic and they ran side by side for a few laps before Priolo edged slightly in front, particularly in heavy traffic.

Then disaster struck on lap 17 when backmarkers Ryan Lancaster and Matthew Cross clashed in turn four - right in front of Priolo who had no room to move and crashed into one of the spinning cars hard.

It was a bitter pill for Priolo to swallow as it was another feature race win that went begging.

Kendrick was able to spin around and slide backwards to avoid the carnage.

While he had minor front end damage, he was able to get a restart in front for the run home, leading away Harding, Bradford, Kingshott and Jolly.

Officials ruled that the W11 was still rolling when the red lights were on, which was the reason he resumed from the front.

With 10 laps remaining Kendrick was getting into a groove from Harding and Bradford.

A few laps later the gap was closed by Harding but he was unable to close it enough to make a move stick.

Second place for Harding was a good result after he has been dogged by bad luck in recent seasons, despite having great pace in the new-look red Adra Group W41.

Bradford was also happy with his first podium placing of the year and revealed afterwards that they damaged their motor in their new Mobil 1-backed 57 at practice last weekend, and they were lucky to race this week, with John McLennan from J&S Motorsport lending them a spare powerplant.

Kingshott, after starting from P8, held on for a solid fourth, on the back of a third placing in his heat race in the Krikke Motorsport W2.

Trevor Jolly, who has branched out to run his own deal, started and finished fifth in the Jolly Good Auto Electrics W18.

This was after he was third quickest in his qualifying group and then took a second in his heat race.

James Inglis started from p7 and crossed the line sixth, ahead of Brad Maiolo (from P14 to p7), Taylor Milling (from P13 to P8), Jason Pryde (from P10 to P9), Todd Davis (from (P16 to P10), Andrew Priolo (from P15 to P11), AJ Nash (from P22 to P12 - winning the Kincrome Hard Charger award), Ryan Lancaster (P19 to P13), Callum Williamson (P18 to P14) and Darren Mewett (from P17 to P15).

Dack went down in the books as the first heat race winner of the season, taking heat one from Nash, Coyle, Pigdon, Andrew Priolo, Callum Williamson, Lancaster and Eaton.

The field took a while to assemble as it waited for Williamson to return to the track after the team changed a motor after major issues in qualifying where he was unable to post a time.

He started from p8 and passed a couple of cars.

Pigdon looked strong in his first race back after a few years away - in the early stages he challenged Coyle for third.

David Priolo started from pole to win the second heat from Jolly, Kingshott, Bradford, Maiolo, Davis and Cross in what was a fairly uneventful heat.

The third heat of the night showed how quick the track was when Daniel Harding got the jump after starting from P2 and powered away to a convincing win.

He shaved about three seconds off the eight-lap track record with the new benchmark being 1.43.74.

Harding won from Kendrick, who started from p4, Inglis, who started from pole, Pryde who came out of P3, Milling, Mewett and Jack Williamson.

Round 2 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series returns to the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, November 13 for the Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings, where the feature race will be determined over 40 laps, with a compulsory midrace pitstop on the infield.

Results

Qualifying:

Group 1: Trent Pigdon 13.836, Kris Coyle 14.341, AJ Nash 14.520, Jaydee Dack 14.568, Ryan Lancaster 14.624, Andrew Priolo 14.766, George Eaton 15.605 and Callum Williamson NTT.

Group 2: Shaun Bradford 13.997, Dayne Kingshott 14.146, Trevor Jolly 14.260, David Priolo 14.519, Brad Maiolo 14.655, Todd Davis 14.874, Matthew Cross 14.008.

Group 3: Jason Kendrick 14.496, Jason Pryde 13.627, Daniel Harding 13.796, James Inglis 13.920, Taylor Milling 14.344, Darren Mewett 15.066 and Jack Williamson 15.543.

Heat 1: 1st Jaydee Dack, 2nd, AJ Nash, 3rd Kris Coyle, 4th Trent Pigdon, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Callum Williamson, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th George Eaton.

Heat 2: 1st David Priolo, 2nd Trevor Jolly, 3rd Dayne Kingshott, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Brad Maiolo, 6th Todd Davis, 7th Matthew Cross.

Heat 3: 1st Daniel Harding, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd James Inglis, 4th Jason Pryde, 5th Taylor Milling, 6th Darren Mewett, 7th Jack Williamson.

Feature race: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Daniel Harding, 3rd Shaun Bradford, 4th Dayne Kinghsott, 5th Trevor Jolly, 6th James Inglis, 7th Brad Maiolo, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th Jason Pryde, 10th Todd Davis, 11th Andrew Priolo, 12th AJ Nash, 13th Ryan Lancaster, 14th Callum Williamson, 15th Darren Mewett. DNF: David Priolo (lap 17), Matthew Cross (lap 17), George Eaton (lap 9), Jack Williamson (lap 4), Jaydee Dack, Kris Coyle and Trent Pigdon (all lap 2).

Kincrome Hard Charger: AJ Nash.

Upcoming events:

Rd2: Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings, Perth Motorplex, Saturday, November 13.

Rd3: City of Kwinana Cup, Perth Motorplex, Saturday, November 20.

Rd4: WA Sprintcar Championship/John Day Classic, Perth Motorplex, Saturday, December 4.

 

 

Abreu Rebounds With A Win At Trophy Cup

by Ron Rodda

Tulare, CA ..The 2nd night of the Abreu Vineyards 27th Trophy Cup Presented By Rudeen Racing produced an 84-car field. Tonight's point totals will be compared to Thursday's and the higher of the two will be used Saturday.

Rico Abreu came back from a disappointing Thursday to take the $4000 win and 100 points by leading the final six laps on the racy Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway.

Group B qualified first and Buddy Kofoid was the fastest at 14.090 followed by DJ Netto, Rico Abreu, Mitchell Faccinto, and Joel Myers. Group A's quickest was Cory Eliason at 14.382 and Tim Kaeding, Steven Kent, Bud Kaeding, and Blake Carrick completed the top five.

Eight heats moved the winner and highest point car to the A main and the top 40 in points from the remaining cars raced in a B main. Each of those added four more to the A main with the top 12 in points inverted.

The 30 lap A main was led by Chase Johnson for four laps until Mitchell Faccinto raced through the top of turn four to lead by inches at the line. Colby Copeland was third due to a high line pass in turn four on Chase Randall.

Johnson flipped in turn four while 2nd and Rico Abreu passed Copeland out of turn four to run 2nd after the restart.

A green stretch saw the top three all running the top and spread out. Eventually Abreu closed on Faccinto and Buddy Kofoid drove low into turn three to take third with eight laps remaining.

Lap 25 ended after a huge turn four slider by Abreu to take the lead and Kofoid used the same move a lap later, dropping Faccinto to third.

Over the last five laps Abreu kept Kofoid far enough back to avoid any move and won his 4th of the last five Trophy Cup mains.

Kofoid was 2nd, Faccinto took 3rd, and Kyle Hurst and Copeland created the top five.

DJ Netto, Cory Eliason, Tim Kaeding, Sean Becker, and Shane Golobic completed the top ten.

All three nights offer main events paying $4000 to win and $500 to start. All preliminary mains pay every driver except the transfers.

After Saturday's concluding 50-lap main, the point fund will go to the 24 cars that ran the finale. Each A main has a $21,450 payout and the point fund total pay is $81,500+.

Saturday's final night will have 6 heats for the top 48 in points, fully inverted. A win earns 36 points with a three point drop. The top 20 cars in points following the heats move directly to the 50-lap finale and will be fully inverted by points.

Top 10 in points
Buddy Kofoid. 281
Rico Abreu. 275
Anthony Macri. 273
Kyle Hirst 271
Cory Eliasn. 271
DJ Netto. 270
Dominic Scelzi. 270
Mitchell Faccinto. 267
Colby Copeland. 265
Tim Kaeding. 265

 

 

Mallett and Hafertepe, Jr., Score in Short Track Nationals Prelim “Twins 20’s”!

                                                                                                            

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 22, 2021) – The 34th edition of I-30 Speedway’s COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires kicked off in rousing fashion Friday night with Jordon Mallett and Sam Hafertepe, Jr., racing to victory lane in the evening’s Twin 20-lap feature events.

 

While Greenbrier, AR, shoe Jordon Mallett emerged from a spirited battle with Derek Hagar to capture his first career Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour win in the first 20-lapper, reigning event champion Sam Hafertepe, Jr., of Sunnyvale, TX, solidified his status as an odd-on favorite with a convincing triumph in the second 20-lapper.

 

Marion, Arkansas’ Hagar and Quilcene, Washington’s J.J. Hickle secured positions in Saturday night’s Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash” as well and a top-three row position at worst for the $10,041-to-win, 41-lap STN championship feature event.

 

After a pair of aborted starts for an Austin Wood turn two spin and then a third turn flip, Mallett gunned into the lead at the outset of the night’s first 20-lapper with Hagar and Canada’s Dylan Westbrook in hot pursuit.

 

Hagar kept the pressure on and used traffic to his advantage to take the lead away from Mallett on the 12th circuit as he vied for a third consecutive STN preliminary win aboard the No. 9jr entry.  Westbrook challenged Mallett for the runner-up position, but the young shoe got busy and soon turned the tables on Hagar in traffic to recapture the lead with a handful of laps to go aboard the Water for Christ No. 14 machine.

 

Mallett kept Hagar at bay in the closing laps of the frenzied feature with Westbrook settling for the show position as Matt Covington and Miles Paulus filled out the top five.  Cody Gardner crossed the stripe sixth with Slater Helt climbing from 14th to seventh as Gunner Ramey, Eric Lutz and Justin Zimmerman completed the top ten.

 

“I thought it was going to be kinda boring out there, just out front and minding my own,” Mallett explained.  “I knew it would get dicey in lapped traffic and you can’t ever count Derek, he’s such a good driver.  I’m just glad we were able to get that back.”

 

After posting the only qualifying lap in the 11-second bracket of 11.987-second for the night’s quickest overall time, Hafertepe, Jr., flexed his muscle with a dominant win in the second of the “Twin 20’s” for his 58th career Lucas Oil National Tour feature win aboard the Townline Variety/Heidbreider Foundation Service No. 15h.

 

“We had an awesome car all night long, that’s actually the best car that we’ve ever had here,” Hafertepe, Jr., commented in victory lane.

 

Gridding the feature field outside the front row, Hafertepe, Jr., gunned ahead of fellow front row starter J.J. Hickle at the drop of the green flag and never looked back en route to his fourth career STN preliminary feature triumph.

 

The action in his wake was compelling with 1998 STN champion Tim Crawley holding off two-time event winner Blake Hahn for the runner-up position until the halfway mark.  Power steering woes soon brought Crawley’s run to a premature end, bringing about a caution that set the stage for a seven-lap dash to the checkered.

 

With a handful of lapped cars separating himself from his pursuers, Hafertepe, Jr., dashed on to take the win by a healthy 6.979-second margin Hahn and Hickle diced for the coveted runner-up position.

 

Hickle emerged with the position in the closing rounds as Hahn settled for third.  Dustin Gates worked his way from ninth to fourth with Chris Martin rounding out the top five.  Reigning I-30 Speedway track champion Howard Moore was sixth with Eric Baldaccini, Joseph Miller, 16th-starter Tucker Boulton and Landon Britt completing the top ten.

 

While Hafertepe, Jr., turned the quickest overall lap in qualifying, Missouri’s Gunner Ramey set the standard in Program A with a lap of 12.126 seconds.

 

Covington, Westbrook, Hagar and Mallett scored heat races win in Program A with Garet Williamson best in the “B” Main.  Tim Crawley, Hahn, Michael Day and Hafertepe, Jr., posted heat wins in Program B with Ryan Bickett topping the “B” Main.

 

The 34th 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, “C” Mains, “B” Mains, the Pack Building Materials “Dash for Cash” and the 41-lap STN championship “A” Main.  Racing action goes green at 7:30 p.m.

 

34th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Friday Night Results:

 

PROGRAM A:

 

Qualifying:

 

Group One:  1. 95-Matt Covington 12.297, 2. G6-Cody Gardner 12.358, 3. 98p-Miles Paulus 12.427, 4 1s-Joey Schmidt 12.661, 5. 21b-Brandon Hinkle 12.668, 6. 0v-Michael Vaculik 13.041, 7. 3b-Chris Banja 13.311, 8. 69-Jamey Mooney 13.365.

 

Group Two:  1. 47x-Dylan Westbrook 12.138, 2. 24w-Garet Williamson 12.227, 3. 1z-Justin Zimmerman 12.428, 4. 5L-Eric Lutz 12.500, 5. 26-Marshall Skinner 12.630, 6. 44h-Ronny Howard 12.677, 7. 2c-Chase Porter 12.763, 8. 8x-Tony Higgins 13.041.

 

Group Three:  1. 21r-Gunner Ramey 12.126, 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar 12.434, 3. 27w-Austin Wood 12.449, 4. 16w-Ryan Ruhl 14.454, 5. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth 12.509, 6. 44-Jason Howell 12.568, 7. 72p-Gary Floyd 12.579, 8. 92-Cody Hays 12.842.

 

Group Four:  1. 14-Jordon Mallett 12.360, 2. 87-Jason Barney 12.450, 3. 24-Jeffrey West, Jr. 12.509, 4. 13-Chase Howard 12.536, 5. 22s-Slater Helt 12.626, 6. 21m-Spencer Meredith 12.759, 7. 19-Jason Long 13.054, 8. 3J-Junior Jenkins NT.

 

Heat Races (Top 4 Transfer from each):

 

First Heat (8 Laps):  1. 95-Matt Covington (4), 2. 98p-Miles Paulus (2), 3. G6-Cody Gardner (3), 4. 1s-Joey Schmidt (1), 5. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (5), 6. 3b-Chris Banja (7), 7. 0v-Micahel Vaculik (6), 8. 69-Jamey Mooney (8).

 

Second Heat (8 Laps):  1. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (4), 2. 5L-Eric Lutz (1), 3. 1z-Justin Zimmerman (2), 4. 26-Marshall Skinner (5), 5. 44h-Ronny Howard (6), 6. 2c-Chase Porter (7), 7. 8x-Tony Higgins (8), 8. 24w-Garet Williamson (3).

 

Third Heat (8 Laps):  1. 9jr-Derek Hagar (3), 2. 27w-Austin Wood (2), 3. 21r-Gunner Ramey (4), 4. 16w-Ryan Ruhl (1), 5. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (5), 6. 44-Jason Howell (6), 7. 72p-Gary Floyd (7), 8. 92-Cody Hays (8).

 

Fourth Heat (8 Laps):  1. 14-Jordon Mallett (4), 2. 13-Chase Howard (1), 3. 87-Jason Barney (3), 4. 22s-Slater Helt (5), 5. 24-Jeffrey West, Jr. (2), 6. 3J-Junior Jenkins (8), 7. 21m-Spencer Meredith (6), 8. 19-Jason Long (7).

 

“B” Main – Top 4 Transfer to “A”:

                                                                   

“B” Feature (12 Laps):  1. 24w-Garet Williamson (1), 2. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (2), 3. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (4), 4. 44-Jason Howell (6), 5. 24-Jeffrey West, Jr. (3), 6. 2c-Chase Porter (7), 7. 21m-Spencer Meredith (11), 8. 92-Cody Hays (14), 9. 72p-Gary Floyd (10), 10. 3J-Junior Jenkins (9), 11. 69-Jamey Mooney (16), 12. 19-Jason Long (15), 13. 0v-Micahel Vaculik (12), 14. 44h-Ronny Howard (5), 15. 3b-Chris Banja (8), 16. 8x-Tony Higgins (13).

 

“A” Feature – Top 2 Lock-in to Saturday’s STN Championship Feature

 

A Feature (20 Laps – Starting position in parentheses):  1. 14-Jordon Mallett (1), 2. 9jr-Derek Hagar (2), 3. 47x-Dylan Westbrook (4), 4. 95-Matt Covington (5), 5. 98p-Miles Paulus (7), 6. G6-Cody Gardner (6), 7. 22s-Slater Helt (14), 8. 21r-Gunner Ramey (3), 9. 5L-Eric Lutz (9), 10. 1z-Justin Zimmerman (11), 11. 24w-Garet Williamson (17), 12. 26-Marshall Skinner (15), 13. 87-Jason Barney (12), 14. 21b-Brandon Hinkle (19), 15. 91a-Ernie Ainsworth (16), 16. 16w-Ryan Ruhl (13), 17. 13-Chase Howard (10), 18. 44-Jason Howell (20), 19. 1s-Joey Schmidt (16), 20. 27w-Austin Wood (8).

 

Lap Leaders:  Jordon Mallett 1-11, Derek Hagar 12-14, Mallett 15-20.

 

 

PROGRAM B:

 

Qualifying:

 

Group One:  1. 63-J.J. Hickle 12.293, 2. 10L-Landon Britt 12.329, 3. 12-Tony Bruce, Jr. 12.417, 4. 0c-Tim Crawley 12.439, 5. 42p-Preston Perlmutter 12.460, 6. 88-Travis Reber 12.843, 7. 13m-Chance McCrary 12.929, 8. 8-Joseph Wray 13.429.

 

Group Two:  1. 52-Blake Hahn 12.205, 2. 28b-Scott Bogucki 12.304, 3. 0z-Landon Crawley 12.638, 4. 0b-Eric Baldaccini 12.715, 5. 3g-Paxton Gregory 12.731, 6. 74-Tucker Boulton 12.807, 7. 12m-Greg Merritt 12.812, 8. 28a-Keith Ainsworth 12.940.

 

Group Three:  1. 44m-Chris Martin 12.312, 2. 11-Roger Crockett 12.403, 3. 91x-Michael Day 12.441, 4. 30-Joseph Miller 12.650, 5. 82-Austin Saunders 12.809, 6. 29h-Pete Butler 12.815, 7. 38-Rick Pringle 12.833, 8. 27J-Joseph Poe 13.070.

 

Group Four:  1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 11.987, 2. 3-Howard Moore 12.211, 3. 6-Dustin Gates 12.404, 4. 17b-Ryan Bickett 12.435, 5. X-Charlie Louden 12.456, 6. 23p-Hunter Poe 12.657, 7. 21k-Kevin Hinkle 12.937.

 

Heat Races (Top 4 Transfer from each):

 

First Heat (8 Laps):  1. 0c-Tim Crawley (1), 2. 63-J.J. Hickle (4), 3. 12-Tony Bruce, Jr. (2), 4. 10L-Landon Britt (3), 5. 42p-Preston Perlmutter (5), 6. 13m-Chance McCrary (7), 7. 88-Travis Reber (6), 8. 8-Joseph Wray (8).

 

Second Heat (8 Laps):  1. 52-Blake Hahn (4), 2. 0b-Eric Baldaccini (1), 3. 0z-Landon Crawley (2), 4. 74-Tucker Boulton (6), 5. 12m-Greg Merritt (7), 6. 3g-Paxton Gregory (5), 7. 28a-Keith Ainsworth (8), 8. 28b-Scott Bogucki (3).

 

Third Heat (8 Laps):  1. 91x-Michael Day (2), 2. 30-Joseph Miller (1), 3. 11-Roger Crockett (3), 4. 44m-Chris Martin (4), 5. 29h-Pete Butler (6), 6. 82-Austin Saunders (5), 7. 38-Rick Pringle (7), 8. 27J-Joseph Poe (8).

 

Fourth Heat (8 Laps):  1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (4), 2. 6-Dustin Gates (2), 3. 3-Howard Moore (3), 4. X-Charlie Louden (5), 5. 17b-Ryan Bickett (1), 6. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (7), 7. 23p-Hunter Poe (6).

 

“B” Main – Top 4 Transfer to “A”:

                                                                   

“B” Feature (12 Laps):  1. 17b-Ryan Bickett (1), 2. 42p-Preston Perlmutter (2), 3. 12m-Greg Merritt (3), 4. 3g-Paxton Gregory (5), 5. 13m-Chance McCrary (6), 6. 21k-Kevin Hinkle (7), 7. 38-Rick Pringle (9), 8. 23p-Hunter Poe (8), 9. 88-Travis Reber (10), 10. 28a-Keith Ainsworth (11), 11. 29h-Pete Butler (4), 12. 27J-Joseph Poe  (12), 13. 8-Joseph Wray (13), 14. 28b-Scott Bogucki (DNS), 15. 82-Austin Saunders (DNS).

 

“A” Feature – Top 2 Lock-in to Saturday’s STN Championship Feature

 

A Feature (20 Laps – Starting position in parentheses):  1. 15h-Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (2), 2. 63-J.J. Hickle (1), 3. 52-Blake Hahn (3), 4. 6-Dustin Gates (9), 5. 44m-Chris Martin (5), 6. 3-Howard Moore (7), 7. 0b-Eric Baldaccini (11), 8. 30-Joseph Miller (10), 9. 74-Tucker Boulton (16), 10. 10L-Landon Britt (8), 11. 17b-Ryan Bickett (17), 12. 12-Tony Bruce, Jr. (13), 13. 42p-Preston Perlmutter (18), 14. 0z-Landon Crawley (14), 15. 3g-Paxton Gregory (20), 16. 91x-Michael Day (6), 17. 12m-Greg Merritt (19), 18. 0c-Tim Crawley (4), 19. 11-Roger Crockett (12), 20. X-Charlie Louden (15).

 

Lap Leaders:  Sam Hafertepe, Jr., 1-20.

 

 

STN Events Points after Friday Night (Friday Total added to Saturday heat race passing point totals to set “C”, “B” and “A” Main Lineups):

 

Rank

No.

Name

Qual Time


 

Qual

Heat

Ftr


 

Total


 

1

15h

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (Sunnyvale, TX)

11.987


 

20

30

100


 

150

Locked-In

2

14

Jordon Mallett (Greenbrier, AR)

12.360


 

20

30

100


 

150

Locked-In

3

9jr

Derek Hagar (Marion, AR)

12.434


 

18

30

95


 

143

Locked-In

4

63

J.J. Hickle (Quilcene, WA)

12.293


 

20

27

95


 

142

Locked-In

5

47x

Dylan Westbrook (Scotland, ONT)

12.138


 

20

30

91


 

141


 

6

52

Blake Hahn (Sapulpa, OK)

12.205


 

20

30

91


 

141


 

7

95

Matt Covington (Glenpool, OK)

12.297


 

20

30

88


 

138


 

8

6

Dustin Gates (Haughton, LA)

12.404


 

16

27

88


 

131


 

9

98p

Miles Paulus

12.427


 

16

27

85


 

128


 

10

44m

Chris Martin (Ankeny, IA)

12.312


 

20

21

85


 

126


 

11

3

Howard Moore (Memphis, TN)

12.211


 

18

24

82


 

124


 

12

g6

Cody Gardner (Camden, AR)

12.358


 

18

24

82


 

124


 

13

0b

Eric Baldaccini (Spring, TX)

12.715


 

14

27

79


 

120


 

14

21R

Gunner Ramey (Sedalia, MO)

12.126


 

20

24

76


 

120


 

15

30

Joseph Miller (Cove, AR)

12.650


 

14

27

76


 

117


 

16

5L

Eric Lutz (Sioux Falls, SD)

12.500


 

14

27

73


 

114


 

17

22s

Slater Helt (Harrisonville, MO)

12.626


 

12

21

79


 

112


 

18

1z

Justin Zimmerman (Athens, TX)

12.428


 

16

24

70


 

110


 

19

10L

Landon Britt

12.329


 

18

21

70


 

109


 

20

12

Tony Bruce, Jr. (Liberal, KS)

12.417


 

16

24

66


 

106


 

21

87

Jason Barney (Brewerton, NY)

12.450


 

18

24

64


 

106


 

22

74

Tucker Boulton

12.807


 

10

21

73


 

104


 

23

91x

Michael Day (Farmersville, TX)

12.441


 

16

30

58


 

104


 

24

0z

Landon Crawley (Benton, AR)

12.638


 

16

24

62


 

102


 

25

17b

Ryan Bickett (Sioux Falls, SD)

12.435


 

14

18

68


 

100


 

26

26

Marshall Skinner (W. Memphis, AR)

12.630


 

12

21

66


 

99


 

27

0c

Tim Crawley (Benton, AR)

12.439


 

14

30

54


 

98


 

28

13

Chase Howard (Nesbit, MS)

12.536


 

14

27

56


 

97


 

29

24w

Garet Williamson

12.227


 

18

9

68


 

95


 

30

42p

Preston Perlmutter (San Antonio, TX)

12.460


 

12

18

64


 

94


 

31

11

Roger Crockett (Medford, OR)

12.403


 

18

24

52


 

94


 

32

16w

Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, MI)

12.454


 

14

21

58


 

93


 

33

27w

Austin Wood (Memphis, TN)

12.449


 

16

27

50


 

93


 

34

21b

Brandon Hinkle (Pangburn, AR)

12.668


 

12

18

62


 

92


 

35

91a

Ernie Ainsworth (Memphis, TN)

12.509


 

12

18

60


 

90


 

36

3g

Paxton Gregory (Poplar Grove, AR)

12.731


 

12

15

60


 

87


 

37

1s

Joey Schmidt (Laurel, MS)

12.661


 

14

21

52


 

87


 

38

X

Charlie Louden (Camden, AR)

12.456


 

12

21

50


 

83


 

39

12m

Greg Merritt (Nesbit, MS)

12.812


 

8

18

56


 

82


 

40

24

Jeffrey West, Jr. (Memphis, TN)

12.509


 

16

18

48


 

82


 

41

44

Jason Howell

12.568


 

10

15

54


 

79


 

42

13m

Chance McCrary (Farmersville, TX)

12.929


 

8

15

48


 

71


 

43

2c

Chase Porter

12.763


 

8

15

46


 

69


 

44

21k

Kevin Hinkle (Cabot, AR)

12.937


 

8

15

46


 

69


 

45

21m

Spencer Meredith (Olive Branch, MS)

12.759


 

10

12

44


 

66


 

46

38

Rick Pringle (Benton, AR)

12.833


 

8

12

44


 

64


 

47

23p

Hunter Poe (Heber Springs, OK)

12.607


 

10

12

42


 

64


 

48

29h

Pete Butler (Mabelvale, AR)

12.815


 

10

18

36


 

64


 

49

88

Travis Reber (Rapid City, SD)

12.843


 

10

12

40


 

62


 

50

72p

Gary Floyd

12.579


 

8

12

40


 

60


 

51

3J

Junior Jenkins (Greenville, TX)

98.000


 

6

15

38


 

59


 

52

44h

Ronny Howard (Nesbit, MS)

12.677


 

10

18

30


 

58


 

53

92

Cody Hays (Wynne, AR)

12.842


 

6

9

42


 

57


 

54

28b

Scott Bogucki (Mclarenvale, SA)

12.304


 

18

9

30


 

57


 

55

28a

Keith Ainsworth (Munford, TN)

12.940


 

6

12

38


 

56


 

56

82

Austin Saunders

12.809


 

12

15

28


 

55


 

57

0v

Michael Vaculik (Hot Springs, AR)

13.041


 

10

12

32


 

54


 

58

69

Jamey Mooney (Heber Springs, AR)

13.365


 

6

9

36


 

51


 

59

19

Jason Long (Benton, AR)

13.054


 

8

9

34


 

51


 

60

3b

Chris Banja (Beebe, AR)

13.311


 

8

15

28


 

51


 

61

27J

Joseph Poe (Scott, AR)

13.070


 

6

9

34


 

49


 

62

8

Joseph Wray

13.429


 

6

9

32


 

47


 

63

8x

Tony Higgins

13.041


 

6

12

26


 

44

 

 

Rain Halts Friday Night’s Action

And Creates Mega Day

At Gas City I-69 Speedway on Saturday

GAS CITY, Ind., Oct. 23 — Rain halted the first half of the “Fall Festival of Speed and Non-Wing Nationals” at 10 p.m. Friday night at Gas City I-69 Speedway, forcing track officials to postpone the B- and A-mains for the non-wing 410 sprint car and Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Auto Meter Wisconsin wingLESS sprints to Saturday at 3:30 p.m. At the conclusion of that show the complete program for Saturday night will begin at 5 p.m.

The A-mains for the USAC regional midgets and the 600cc micro-sprints originally scheduled for Friday night will not be rescheduled, as they weren’t on Saturday’s card and Saturday is the track’s 2021 season finale.

There were 108 race cars on the grounds Friday, and even more are expected for the second half of the Fall Festival, as modifieds, street stocks and hornets will join the two classes of wingless sprints.

The pit gate will open at noon on Saturday for the competitors who participated Friday night and at 1:30 p.m. for the modified, street stock and hornet teams.

The grandstands will open at 3 p.m. for fans who have their ticket stubs from Friday night.

At the conclusion of the show postponed from Friday, security will sweep the grandstands and then allow fans with tickets to Saturday’s program to enter the grandstand area.

Fans who are only coming on Saturday and want to see the conclusion of Friday’s show as well as Saturday’s program can purchase a pit pass on Saturday for $35, or a grandstand ticket for the remainder of Friday’s show for $15 and a grandstand ticket for Saturday’s new show for $20.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Cars

Brayden Fox of Pittsboro, Ind.; Issac Chapple of Willow Branch, Ind.; Mario Clouser of Chatham, Ill., and Shane Cockrum of Benton, Ill., won the four eight-lap 410 non-wing sprint car heats Friday night. Two B-mains will be run on Saturday afternoon to complete the 20-car field. Cockrum will be on the pole for the 25-lap A-main.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints

Jake Kuba of Minneapolis; Clayton Rossman of Wadsworth, Ill., and Natalie Klemko of Bristol, Wis., won the three IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin wingLESS sprint heats Friday night. A B-main will held Saturday afternoon to complete the field for that division’s 25-lap A-main.

USAC Midwest Regional Midget Series

Chett Gehrke of Bardtown, Ky.; Ronnie Gardner of Corona, Calif., and Kyle Simon of Covington, Ohio, won the USAC Midwest Regional Midget Series heats on Friday. Gehrke sewed up the series’ 2021 drivers’ championship.

600cc Non-Wing Micro-Sprints

Bobby Bazan of New Harmony, Ind., won the first 600cc non-wing micro-sprint heat Friday. The second one was abandoned with one lap down when the drizzle that punctuated Friday’s show increased to a steady rain.

Red Flags

Kyle Shipley of Phoenix, Ariz., flipped in Turn 4 in the first 410 sprint heat with four laps down. He was not hurt.

Jake Swanson of Anaheim, Calif., flipped in Turn 2 with one lap down in the third 410 sprint heat. Not only was he not hurt, he restarted the heat and finished sixth.

More Information

More information is on the track’s website at GasCityI69Speedway.com. Fans and competitors can also follow it on Twitter: @GasCitySpeedway; Instagram: @GasCitySpeedway and Facebook: GasCitySpeedwayOnTheGas.

Gas City I-69 Speedway is located on State Road 22, approximately a half-mile west of I-69, exit 259. The quarter-mile dirt oval is about halfway between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, and attracts drivers and fans from all over the Midwest.

The results:

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Jason McDougal, 11.677; 2. Matt Westfall, 11.756; 3. Brayden Fox, 11.797; 4. Kyle Shipley, 11.893; 5. Brayden Cromwell, 12.003; 6. Anton Hernandez, 12.039; 7. Cole Bodine, 12.097; 8. Tyler Hewitt, 12.123; 9. Steve Irwin, 12.309; 10. Anthony D’Alessio, 12.362.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Group 2 Qualifying: 1. Jadon Rogers, 11.666; 2. Wesley Smith, 12.163; 3. Issac Chapple, 12.206; 4. Jack James, 12.333; 5. Jack Hoyer, 12.571; 6. Ben Varner, 12.642; 7. Nathan Crane, 13.843.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Group 3 Qualifying: 1. Mario Clouser, 11.698; 2. Paul Dues, 11.894; 3. Scotty Weir, 11.976; 4. Matt Goodnight, 11.998; 5. Dustin Ingle, 12.616; 6. Justin Meneely, 12.881; 7. Ted Kirkpatrick, 13.054.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Group 4 Qualifying: 1. C.J. Leary, 11.918; 2. Zack Pretorius, 11.958; 3. Shane Cockrum, 12.044; 4. Travis Berryhill, 12.096; 5. Robert Ballou, 12.123; 6. Ryan Thomas, 12.171; 7. Gabriel Gilbert, 12.206; 8. Ricky Lewis, 12.216; 9. Emerson Axsom, 12.238.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Heat 1 (8 laps, 4 qualified): 1. Brayden Fox, 2. Jason McDougal, 3. Anton Hernandez, 4. Matt Westfall, 5. Tyler Hewitt, 6. Braydon Cromwell, 7. Cole Bodine, 8. Steve Irwin, 9. Anthony D’Alessio, 10. Kyle Shipley.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Heat 2 (8 laps, 4 qualified): 1. Issac Chapple, 2. Jadon Rogers, 3. Wesley Smith, 4. Larry Kingseed Jr., 5. Jack James, 6. Ben Varner, 7. Jack Hoyer, 8. Nathan Crane, 9. Dave Gross.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Heat 3 (8 laps, 4 qualified): 1. Mario Clouser, 2. Scotty Weir, 3. Matt Goodnight, 4. Paul Dues, 5. Dustin Ingle, 6. Jake Swanson, 7. Justin Meneely, 8. Ted Kirkpatrick, 9. Jake McElfresh.

Non-Wing 410 Sprint Heat 4 (8 laps, 4 qualified): 1. Shane Cockrum, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Ryan Thomas, 4. Robert Ballou, 5. Emerson Axsom, 6. Travis Berryhill, 7. Zack Pretorius, 8. Gabriel Gilbert, 9. Ricky Lewis.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Group Qualifying: 1. Tim Cox, 12.328; 2. Ryan Marshall, 12.336; 3. Allen Hafford, 12.397; 4. Derek Crane, 12.421; 5. Clayton Rossmann, 12.514; 6. Jimmy Sivia, 12.738; 7. Jake Kouba, 12.777; 8. Brian Kristan, 12.814; 9. Natalie Klemko, 12.821; 10. Chance Ciskowski, 12.906; 11. Ryan Zielski, 12.944; 12. Greg Alt, 13.076; 13. Lance Thompson, 13.109; 14. William Huck, 13.173; 15. Tom Eller, 13.189; 16. Greg Olsen, 13.241; 17. Jordan Paulsen, 13.263; 18. George Gaertner Jr., 13.298; 19. Dennis Spitz, 13.536; 20. Dan Wade, 13.572; 21. George Gaertner III, 13.935; 22. Chris Klemko, 13.991; 23. Ralph Johnson, 14.154; 24. Micheal Summers, 14.293; 25. Bryce Andrews, 14.550; 26. Billy Hafford, 22.174, 27. Shawn Swim, NT.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Heat 1 (8 laps, 6 qualified): 1. Jake Kouba, 2. Tim Cox, 3. Chris Klemko, 4. Derek Crane, 5. Greg Olson, 6. Dennis Spitz, 7. Lance Thompson, 8. Chance Ciskowski, 9. Bryce Andrews.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Heat 2 (8 laps, 6 qualified): 1. Clayton Rossman, 2. Brian Kristan, 3. Ryan Zielski, 4. Jordan Paulsen, 5. Dan Wade, 6. William Huck, 7. Ralph Johnson, 8. Ryan Marshall, 9. Billy Hafford.

IRA Auto Meter Wisconsin WingLESS Sprints Heat 3 (8 laps, 6 qualifed): 1. Natalie Klemko, 2. Jimmy Sivia, 3. Allen Hafford, 4. Tom Eller, 5. Greg Alt, 6. George Gaertner Jr., 7. George Gaertner III, 8. Micheal Summers, 9. Shawn Swim.

USAC Regional Midget Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Matt Westfall, 12.534; 2. Scott Orr, 12.574; 3. Chett Gehrke, 12.581; 4. Sara Elrod, 12.658; 5. Cory Guingrich, 12.725; 6. Kayla Roell, 12.959; 7. Rylan Gray, no time.

USAC Regional Midget Group 2 Qualifying: 1. Abby Hohlbein, 12.703; 2. Russ Gamester, 12.709; 3. Justin Dickerson, 12.831; 4. Ronnie Gardner, 13.016; 5. Ryan Thomas, 13.173; 6. Glenn Waterland, 13.520; 7. Jordan Calendine, 13.613.

USAC Regional Midget Group 3 Qualifying: 1. Kyle Beilman, 12.874; 2. Travis Berryhill, 13.383; 3. Kyle Simon, 14.143; 4. Ian Creager, 14.489; 5. Steve Gresham, 14.583; 6. Tom Fedorcyzk, 14.714.

USAC Midwest Regional Midget Series Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Chett Gehrke, 2. Matt Westfall, 3. Sara Elrod, 4. Kayla Roell, 5. Scott Orr, 6. Rylan Gray, 7. Cory Guingrich.

USAC Midwest Regional Midget Series Heat 2 (8 laps): 1. Ronnie Gardner, 2. Russ Gamester, 3. Justin Dickerson, 4. Abby Hohlbein, 5. Jordan Calendine, 6. Glenn Waterland, 7. Ryan Thomas.

USAC Midwest Regional Midget Series Heat 3 (8 laps): 1. Kyle Simon, 2. Travis Berryhill, 3. Kyle Beilman, 4. Ian Creager, 5. Tom Fedorcyzk, 6. Steve Gresham.

600cc Non-Wing Micros Group 1 Qualifying: 1. Brenton Lamb, 13.804; 2. Alex Midkiff, 13.896; 3. Jacob Kincaid, 14.082; 4. Bobby Bazan, 14.083; 5. Kayla Martin, 14.225; 6. Aiden Salisbury, 14.643; 7. Kyle Gunkle, 15.073; 8. Roger Reece, 15.900.

600cc Non-Wing Micros Group 2 Qualifying: 1. Doug Nichols, 13.931; 2. Mike Landis, 14.024; 3. Michael Halbrooks, 14.152; 4. Unknown, 14.701; 5. Kati Waggoner, 14.764; 6. Levi Winget, 14.785; 7. Kayla Cleveland, 14.895; 8. Tobi Fencle, 16.278.

600cc Non-Wing Micros Group 3 Qualifying: 1. Billy Briscoe, 13.409; 2. Justin Harper, 13.781; 3. Ed Cleveland, 13.928; 4. Wes Barger, 14.008; 5. Charlie Henderson, 14.049; 7. Duane Noe, 14.356, 8. Unknown, 14.846.

600cc Non-Wing Micros Heat 1 (8 laps): 1. Bobby Bazan, 2. Alex Midkiff, 3. Jacob Kincaid, 4. Aiden Salisbury, 5. Brenton Lamb, 6. Kyle Gunkle, 7. Kayla Martin, 8. Roger Reece.

 

 

Kofoid Takes Cup Opener

by Ron Rodda

Tulare, CA…Buddy Kofoid is the youngest to win a Trophy Cup main and a few years later won again after a yellow filled 30 laps to open the 2021 version. Anthony Macri made his California debut with a second ahead of DJ Netto.


It took an extra year, but the Abreu Vineyards 27th Trophy Cup Presented by Rudeen Racing opened the three day event at Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway on Thursday night. An 85-car field of winged 360 sprints packed the pit area for the first of two preliminary nights.

Cars were split into two groups with each having their own quick qualifier and four heats. Qualifying offered 150 points for the quickest lap with a one point drop while heats awarded 36 points to the winner with a three point drop per position.

Cory Eliason led group A in qualifying with 13.644 earning him 150 points. Following Eliason were Kyle Hirst, Kaleb Montgomery, Dominic Scelzi, and Tyler Courtney.

B group's fastest was DJ Netto at 13.707 and he was followed by Cole Macedo, Anthony Macri, Colby Copeland, and Rico Abreu.

Eight heats total moved the winners plus the highest point car in each to the night's A main. The top 40 in points not yet making the A main raced a pair of B mains with a six inversion by points, and C main transfers were added.

The top four from each B main were added to the 16 cars from heats and the 30-lap A main inverted 12 by points.

Defending champion, Rico Abreu was a DNF in his heat when contact at the start led to front end damage. That led to starting 15th in a B main.

The B main fields were stacked. To quote the great announcer Fred Rannard Jr., "This B main is an A main anywhere else!" The first B main inverted Buddy Kofoid, Tim Kaeding, Willie Croft, Jason Sanders. Tyler Courtney, and Carson Short and only four would make the A main.

Courtney spun on the opening lap to restart 22nd and Short flipped off of the turn four wall while leading with 7 of 20 laps complete. Courtney was 9th at the red.

A yellow with three laps remaining put Sanders and Courtney right behind Justyn Cox in the race for the final transfer spot. The exciting finish had Sanders use a low turn one move to finish third and Courtney edged TK for the final transfer with a low line drive out of turn four. Croft and Kofoid were the top two.

The second B main had a first lap mess with Abreu's flat putting him 17th on the second try. After five laps Abreu pitted and again started at the rear. A 6th place finish meant missing the A main after winning all three mains in 2019.

Kaleb Montgomery led initially with Buddy Kofoid and Bud Kaeding following. Montgomery ran the bottom and Kofoid was up top for several laps and Kofoid was able to use the momentum off turn four on lap ten to lead.

Shane Golobic took 3rd and used the bottom of turn four to gain 2nd but spun later racing for the lead. Montgomery dropped out with mechanical problems moving DJ Netto and Anthony Macri up to podium finishes.

Macri closed on Netto and used the upper line in turn four to claim 2nd with two laps remaining. Macri closed on Kofoid but needed more laps to think about first.

Friday's show will repeat Thursday's format with group B qualifying first and the order within the group's reversed.

Whichever point night is better from the two prelim nights will be used for Saturday's lineups.

Finish.. Kofoid, Macri, Netto, Day, Hirst, Scelzi, Courtney, Sanders, Eliason. Copeland, Blanchard, Terrell. Golobic, Macedo, Ringo, T. Carrick, Madjic, Gomes, B. Kaeding, Montgomery, Lemley, Price, Timms, Croft

 

 

GALLOGLY WINS THE FEATURE; WYCKOFF CROWNED 2021 MIDWEST LIGHTS CHAMP

October 17, 2021 – South Amherst, Ohio – A busy day at Lorain Raceway Park Sunday afternoon concluded the 2021 Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series season.

Prior to the weekend’s races, Joey Wyckoff entered the final weekend of racing with a mere 25-point lead for the series championship. The had been six different winners prior to Sunday’s season finale. Only Wyckoff and Charlie Shultz had won more than once in 2021.

JJ Henes, still deep in the championship battle, came out Sunday afternoon with guns blazing. He showed everyone that the championship would most likely go right down to the wire when he led group qualifying 13.691 over last night’s winner Schultz 13.778.

Jason Rader and Tim Henthorne picked up heat victories.

A 6 was the inversion for the feature and would find Henthorne and Cody Gallogly make up the front row. Gallogly would go on the take the 30-lap feature that went green to checkered. It was Gallogly’s first career Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series victory.

Wyckoff, driving for veteran car owner Dave Coyan, would secure the 2021 MSR Midwest Lights championship. Car owner John Higgins was declared the 2021 MSR Midwest Lights Car Owner champion. The second year series proved very entertaining and highly competitive.

The 2021 Must See Racing schedule is expected to be released very soon. Please log onto www.mustseeracing.com for series updates over the upcoming days.

30-lap feature results October 17, 2021:

1. Cody Gallagly (27) 2. Charlie Schultz (92) 3. Tim Henthorne (15) 4. Jason Rader (52) 5. JJ Henes (36) 6. Joey Wyckoff (90) 7. Joshua Sexton (51) 8. Junior Gould (65) 9. Lauren DePasquale (18) 10. Dale McQuillen (21)

 

 

WMR AT VENTURA CLAIMS ANOTHER NEW WINNER WITH RANDY MOODY TAKING THE CHECKERED FLAG

Ventura, Calif. (October 17, 2021) – Ventura’s Randy Moody returned to car racing and returned to victory lane as the newest winner in Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction on Saturday night at Ventura Raceway. Moody has several wins of the years in TQ Midget and Sprint Car competition along with a successful motorcycle racing career. His return to competition after several years came aboard Kevin Felkins’ No. 35s.

19-cars started the main event with Moody starting on the pole position. The first caution of the 20-lap feature flew on lap eight for multiple cars spinning in turn three including Arizona’s Kyle Huttenhow and David Raquenio. Kyle Hawse of Las Vegas slowed on the restart attempt to require an additional caution.

Moody paced second in points David Prickett of Fresno in a close fight throughout the contest. Todd Hawse stopped in turn one on the final lap, setting up a two-lap shootout. Moody successfully held off Prickett for the victory followed by Hawaiian Kala Keliinoi, Randi Pankratz of Atascadero, and Delta Speedway Micro Sprint champion Caden Sarale of Stockton. Arizona’s Cory Brown, Prickett, and Pankratz split the three heat races.

Western Midget Racing returns to Ventura Raceway on October 30 for the penultimate race of the 2021 championship season.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

October 16, 2021 – Ventura Raceway (Ventura, Calif.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 32 Cory Brown; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 22q David Prickett; HEAT 3 (8 laps) – 11 Randi Pankratz

FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 35s Randy Moody, 2. 22q David Prickett, 3. 8k Kala Keliinoi, 4. 11 Randi Pankratz, 5. 7 Caden Sarale, 6. 9 Blake Bower, 7. 5 Drake Edwards, 8. 32 Cory Brown, 9. 35x Colton Hulesmann, 10. 74 Greg Jewett, 11. 3az Nathan High, 12. 20w Megan Moorhead, 13. 55 Tyler Rodriguez, 14. 35SR Brody Petrie, 15. 22 Paul Sanders, 16. 57 Kyle Huttenhow, 17. 20 Kyle Hawse, 18. 31 Todd Hawse, 19. 12H David Raquenio DNS: 35 Chris Carmody

NEXT RACE: October 30 Ventura Raceway (Ventura, Calif.)

 

 

Duke Tops Dodson In Thriller

Ken Duke Jr.’s margin of victory over Doug Dodson in Friday’s PA Sprint Series feature at BAPS Motor Speedway indicates a close race.

It doesn’t begin to tell the story.

11 minutes, 44.081 seconds does a better job. That’s how long the two veteran drivers battled tooth and nail over 20 laps, seldom if ever separated by a full second, with tension building every lap.

Officially, Dodson only lead one lap, the 17th, but starting with lap four, the Middletown racer grabbed the lead for at least part of a lap perhaps half a dozen times in his PowerMist Racing Fuels/Crockett Log Homes/Fastener Specialties #20. Each time, Duke had the necessary response.

Each time, the Selinsgrove veteran and 2019 IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion (and PASS Champ) found a path to guide the Fairfield Chevrolet/Apache Tree Service/Bud Godek Auto Body #67 back into first.

Despite the intensity, there was no contact, a fact Duke mentioned in victory lane.

“It was a blast,” he said. “It was a 20-lap race, but it only felt like it went five laps. It was really nice to race with somebody as clean and respectful as Doug is for the lead like that. We raced rally close and really hard, but I don’t think we touched at any given point during the race.

“Hopefully, we could show some people tonight how good racing the PA Sprint Series has.”

Duke said that he tried to adjust his line on the track to gain a better advantage over his challenger, but only with partial success.

“There about halfway through the race, I tried to move my line up a little bit – it seemed like I was peddling a little bit, my car was loose trying to run the bottom. When I moved up I could stay in the gas a little longer, and it felt like I could keep him at bay. And I thought I was doing good, and then with about two laps or so to go, there he goes again on the outside of me. We were really lucky to hold him off.”

While Duke and Dodson were staging their battle for the ages, the action was equally intense behind them. Will Brunson of Middleburg, who had started fourth, settled into third early and managed to hold that spot throughout the race for a career-best finish.

Behind Brunson was chaos. Rookie Logan Spahr, who finished second at BAPS last weekend, ran as high as fourth and was in the thick of the battle until slipping back in the final laps. Brothers Mike and Dom Melair of Warrington battled one another and others to hold top five spots throughout, with Mike finishing fourth and Dom fifth.

Dave Brown of Aston started eighth and quickly made his way into the top-five battle, ending up sixth, ahead of Devin Adams of Lebanon, who fought his way forward from 11th. Spahr, last week’s Port Royal winner Kenny Heffner, and Kennett Square, Pa., racer Josh Bricker completed the top 10.

The race was slowed only twice for cautions. Last week’s BAPS winner Buddy Schweibinz slowed at the outset and brought out caution on the second lap. After a couple of slow circuits under caution, he retired.

On lap 10, Austin Reed, who was fighting for a top 10 spot, hit the wall in turn three and had to be towed off. Neither restart brought Duke much relief from the relentless challenge from Dodson.

Rowdy Heffner from Red Lion, who started 24th, earned the event’s Hard Charger Award with an advance of eight spots to 16th. Bricker moved up seven spots to earn his top-10 finish.

Heats for the 27-car field were won by Duke, Brunson, and Dom Melair. Because the program was running late, the B-Main was cancelled and all cars allowed to start. Kevin Nagy and Logan Jones were unable to make the call, so 25 racers took the green flag.

The race was part of a two-day Insinger Performance/Sunoco Nationals Fueled by Miller’s Racing Parts, and a second complete PASS program was scheduled for Saturday, but a wet weather forecast caused the Saturday racing to be postponed, and the PASS part of the show will not be made up.

PASS will finish its 2021 season Saturday (October 23) with the 10th Annual Keystone RaceSaver Challenge at Port Royal Speedway.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

Results from BAPS Motor Speedway, October 15

HEAT 1 – 1. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 2. 03-Branstin Shue; 3. 35-Buddy Schweibinz; 4. 34-Austin Reed; 5. 91-John Fiore; 6. 11-Dylan Smith; 7. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 8. 9S-Rick Stief; 9. 5J-Logan Jones (DNF).

HEAT 2 – 1. 8-Will Brunson; 2. 44-Dave Brown; 3. 54-Mike Melair; 4. 39X-Scott Frack; 5. 26-Ryan Lynn; 6. X-Josh Bricker; 7. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 8. 74-Vance Berry; 9. 17-Owen Dimm.

HEAT 3 – 1. 55-Dom Melair; 2. 14-Logan Spahr; 3. 99-Devin Adams; 4. 20-Doug Dodson; 5. 97-Kenny Heffner; 6. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet; 7. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 8. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 9. 45-Kevin Nagy.

FEATURE – 1. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 8-Will Brunson; 4. 54-Mike Melair; 5. 55-Dom Melair; 6. 44-Dave Brown; 7. 99-Devin Adams; 8. 14-Logan Spahr; 9. 97-Kenny Heffner; 10. X-Josh Bricker; 11. 39X-Scott Frack; 12. 11-Dylan Smith; 13. 91-John Fiore; 14. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 15. 03-Branstin Shue; 16. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 17. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet; 18. 26-Ryan Lynn; 19. 17-Owen Dimm; 20. 9S-Rick Stief; 21. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 22. 74-Vance Berry; 23. 34-Austin Reed (DNF); 24. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 25. 35-Buddy Schweibinz. DNS – 45-Kevin Nagy; 5J-Logan Jones.

 

Ryan Robinson and Weiher Racing earn first career SCCT triumph Saturday in Petaluma

By Gary Thomas

Petaluma, CA…After turning in several consistent performances this year Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson and Weiher Racing were able to park it in Sprint Car Challenge Tour victory lane for the initial time on Saturday at Petaluma Speedway.

Robinson had piloted the Mako Farms/ Morrison Concrete No. 14W entry to six top-five finishes during the previous seven events heading into Petaluma last night. By claiming victory, the 20-year-old stretched his SCCT point lead to 47-markers with just one event remaining this season.

“We’ve been close this year so to finally seal the deal is a pretty special feeling,” Robinson said to Petaluma Speedway Promoter Rick Faeth in victory lane. “I want to thank my car owners Todd and Deawn Weiher, as well everyone who helps us out and supports this 14W team. We’ve had a really good season and hope to bring home a championship at Stockton in November.”

Robinson and Colby Copeland shared the front row in the 35-lap Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards main event. Copeland got the lead early, but things slowed down on lap-two when youngster Dawson Hammes got upside down in the first set of corners. After that the race proceeded to go 33 consecutive laps, with the action fast and furious as always at the Petaluma 3/8 mile oval.

Copeland held a steady advantage out front until Robinson and Auburn’s Andy Forsberg began to close the gap. The trio ran closely together for several laps, keeping everyone on the edge of their seats. With around 10-circuits remaining Robinson got a huge run off turn four and as they headed into turn one shot to the inside of Copeland. With a lapped car in the mix Robinson was able to take over the top spot that he would never relinquish.

The son of former two-time Civil War Series champion David Robinson Jr. blasted away from the field and took the Scott Irwin checkered flag, adding his name to the all-time Sprint Car Challenge Tour win list. Copeland, Forsberg, Roseville’s Sean Becker and Lincoln’s Blake Carrick completed the top-five. Joel Myers Jr., Justyn Cox, Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Bradley Terrell, Bret Barney and John Clark rounded out the top-10.

A pair of 10-lap heat races were held and captured by Isaiah Vasquez and Daniel Whitley respectively. Ryan Robinson claimed both the qualifier and High Sierra Industries Dash. Andy Forsberg began the evening by setting the Bianchi Farms Fast Time with a lap of 12.592 around the gumbo.

A-main finish: 1. 14W-Ryan Robinson[1]; 2. 5V-Colby Copeland[2]; 3. X1-Andy Forsberg[3]; 4. 35-Sean Becker[8]; 5. 83T-Blake Carrick[9]; 6. 46JR-Joel Myers[4]; 7. 7C-Justyn Cox[11]; 8. 43-Bradley Terrell[14]; 9. 78-Bret Barney[10]; 10. 12J-John Clark[13]; 11. 7H-Jake Haulot[15]; 12. 2X-Kaleb Montgomery[7]; 13. 5A-Daniel Whitley[6]; 14. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[5]; 15. 55D-Dawson Hammes[12]; 16. 33-Dylan Bloomfield[16]

The Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards will now be idle for a couple of weekends, before finishing off the 2021 campaign at the Stockton Dirt Track on November 6th. The mega bill will also showcase championship night for KWS-NARC during the 38th annual “Tribute to Gary Patterson.”

 

 

CHARGIN’ CHARLIE SCHULTZ CLAIMS NIGHT #1 OF HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL OF SPEED

October 16. 2021 – South Amherst, Ohio – Veteran Chargin’ Charlie Schultz picked up a popular win Saturday night with his Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series at Loran Raceway Park. It was the opening night of the annual Halloween Festival of Speed. Schultz was aboard the potent John Higgins owned #92.

Saturday’s event was the next-to-last event on the 2021 MSR Midwest Lights schedule, with the season finale set for Sunday afternoon and the championship battle still in full chase.

Defending MSR Lights champion JJ Henes reminded everyone he is still battling for this year’s championship when he led group qualifying 13.570. Heat race victories went to AJ Leseicki and Schultz.

Schultz used his outside front row starting position, by virtue of a 4 inversion, to claim the feature event over Joshua Sexton, Henes, Jason Rader, and fifth place and current leader Joey Wycoff.

The win was the second MSR Lights victory of the season for Shultz who also picked up a series win on June 11 at LRP. Schultz has also been victorious with the MSR 410 series in 2021.

The 2021 Maxima Racing Oils Must See Racing Midwest Lights Series will conclude Sunday afternoon with the last racing program of the year on tap.

30- lap feature results October 16, 2021:

1. Charlie Schultz (92) 2. Joshua Sexton (51) 3. JJ Henes (36) 4. Jason Rader (52) 5. Joey Wyckoff (90) 6. AJ Leseicki (18) 7. Tim Henthorne (15) 8. Junior Gould (65) 9. Todd McQuillen (21m)

 

 

Daison Pursley Perfects I-44 to Win The Seventeenth Annual Charlene Meents Memorial

Oklahoma City, OK. (10/16/2021) As the Seventeenth Annual Charlene Meents Memorial ended at I-44 Riverside Speedway, the winner looked quite familiar for the Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League portion. Daison Pursley out of Locust Grove, OK. drove a flawless race and took the Keith Kunz Motorsports, IWX, Bullet by Spike Toyota No. 71K to victory lane for the fifth time this season.

Earning high point honors with a third-to-second heat race bid, Pursley quickly outdueled competitor Emilio Hoover into turn one and assumed the race lead. McIntosh made an early charge through the field to try and make an attack on Pursley for the race lead. Emilio Hoover running second gets into the front stretch wall and brought out the red.

McIntosh was able to throw a slight challenge Pursley for the lead with 16 laps to go. McIntosh succeeded with the slide job to maintain the race lead momentarily as they hit lapped traffic. McIntosh endured heavy lapped traffic as Pursley squeaked back by for the lead. Last night’s winner, Kofoid stormed through the field to earn the third-place position.

A late race red with five laps to go for Chance Crum lined the cars back up for a single file restart. Throttling around the outside, Pursley maintained his lead over teammate Kofoid who earned the second position from McIntosh. From there, Pursley commanded the field with ease as he worked the high line to capture the Seventeenth Annual Charlene Meents Memorial victory and his fifth Lucas Oil POWRi National win on the season.

Buddy Kofoid brought his No.67 home in the second position, Cannon McIntosh in third, Chase McDermand in fourth and Chance Crum rounded out the top five to finish off the three-day race weekend in Oklahoma.

The Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League will be back in action November 5&6 Caney Valley Speedway in Caney, KS.

Midgets

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 21-Emilio Hoover

MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 67-Buddy Kofoid

Auto Meter Heat 3 Winner: 71K-Daison Pursley

Rod End Supply Heat 4 Winner: 5-Gavan Boschele

Max Papis Innovations High Point: 71K-Daison Pursley

Super Clean Semi-Feature 1: 3N-Jake Neuman

TRD Hard Charger:01-Bryant Wiedeman

Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 71K-Daison Pursley

POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 71K-Daison Pursley 2. 67-Buddy Kofoid 3. 08-Cannon McIntosh 4. 00C-Chase McDermand 5. 26R-Chance Crum 6. 84-Jade Avedisian 7. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 8. 97-Branham Crouch 9. 21K-Karter Sarff 10. 72-Sam Johnson 11. 49-Joe B Miller 12. 17-Tanner Berryhill 13. 3N-Jake Neuman 14. 5-Gavan Boschele 15. 71-Kaylee Bryson 16. 67K-Cade Lewis 17. 71E-Mariah Ede 18. 83-Dominic Gorden 19. 85T-Ryan Timms 20. 26-Cory Eliason 21. 7U-Kyle Jones 22. 00-Trey Gropp 23. 21-Emilio Hoover 24. 32-Trey Marcham

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Kofoid Goes Two-for-Two on the Weekend in Oklahoma



Oklahoma City, OK. (10/15/2021) The Penngrove, CA. native, Michael “Buddy” Kofoid found himself victorious at I-44 Riverside Speedway for the Charlene Meents Memorial to claim his ninth win on the 2021 season with the Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League. Kofoid earned his second feature event on the three-day race weekend, he will aim to sweep the weekend tomorrow for the final night of the Meents Memorial at I-44.

Cannon McIntosh and Jake Neuman brought the 24-car field to the green flag for the 30-lap main event. McIntosh jumped out to the early lead, but Kofoid stayed right on his tail in second. Right off the bat, Kofoid and McIntosh treaded spots for the lead as a red flag flew for Austin Barnhill upside down on lap 6.

As the laps wound down, McIntosh remained in the lead with Kofoid behind and Jake Neuman in third. With 7-laps to go Kofoid perfected his corner and took the lead from McIntosh, right as they get into lapped traffic. McIntosh, running second found himself upside down in turns 3&4 after battling the technical corner.

After the restart, Kofoid crossed the finish line to win the Charlene Meents Memorial and picked up his ninth win on the 2021 season with the POWRi midgets. The Keith Kunz Motorsports stable swept the podium with Christopher Bell, the TRD hard charger finishing in second, and Dasion Pursley in third. Jake Neuman finished in fourth, and Brenham Crouch rounded out the top five for the 30-lap main event.

“These KKM cars are super good through the ruff, I think we have one of the best cars out there, really at any track but especially at tracks like this.” Buddy Kofoid

“It was pretty tough, the track made us earn it tonight, and Buddy was obviously on the ragged edge tonight. Man, it’s crazy how time goes on, ten years ago I would have loved these conditions and today I was just trying to get through there without crashing.” Christopher Bell

“That was a fun race, Buddy and Cannon had a good race early on, and were going at it pretty hard. I-44 always have a little bit of character and sometimes that okay, it’s a cowboy up race track. It’s pretty cool to run against buddy and Christopher and they’re just really good right now.” Daison Pursley

The Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League will be back in action tomorrow, Saturday October 16th at I-44 Riverside Speedway to finish up the three-day race weekend.

Midgets

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 3N-Jake Neuman

MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 08-Cannon McIntosh

Auto Meter Heat 3 Winner: 00C-Chase McDermand

Rod End Supply Heat 4 Winner: 71-Kaylee Bryson

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 5 Winner: 71K-Daison Pursley

Max Papis Innovations High Point: 08-Cannon McIntosh

Super Clean Semi-Feature 1: 67W-Christopher Bell

TRD Hard Charger: 67W-Christopher Bell

Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 67-Buddy Kofoid

POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67-Buddy Kofoid 2. 67W-Christopher Bell 3. 71K-Daison Pursley 4. 3N-Jake Neuman 5. 97-Brenham Crouch 6. 85T-Ryan Timms 7. 21K-Karter Sarff 8. 49-Joe B Miller 9. 71-Kaylee Bryson 10. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 11. 17-Tanner Berryhill 12. 5-Gavan Boschele 13. 72-Sam Johnson 14. 67K-Cade Lewis 15. 71E-Mariah Ede 16. 08-Cannon McIntosh 17. 83-Dominic Gorden 18. 86-Brent Crews 19. 17B-Austin Barnhill 20. 00-Trey Gropp 21. 21-Emilio Hoover 22. 26-Cory Eliason 23. 00C-Chase McDermand 24. 84-Jade Avedisian

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Buddy Kofoid Wins 2nd Annual Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55

Tulsa, OK. (10/14/2021) Michael “Buddy” Kofoid of Penngrove, CA picked up where he left off with the series and earned his Keith Kunz team the Annual Donnie Ray Crawford Sonner State 55 victory at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, OK. Kofoid dug himself out of his 19th starting position to charge his way to the lead to capture his eighth Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League Victory of the year.

On the opening lap of the 55-lap feature event, the pole sitter, Cannon McIntosh jumped out to an early lead on the bottom side of the track. McIntosh immediately took command and caught the beginning of the lapped traffic. With only 6 laps down, McIntosh tangles with a lapped car and comes to a stop. Tanner Berryhill assumed the lead as the field got brought back to green.

As the drivers settled in for the long run, Berryhill found himself with a big advantage over the rest of the field and continued to grow his lead. Jake Neuman, Ryan Timms, Tanner Thorson, and Christopher Bell slid each other for positions two through five. After a few cautions bunched back up the field, on a restart Ryan Timms slid Berryhill for the lead and prevailed shortly as they make contact and Timms stopped on the track.

On the restart with 33 laps to go, Berryhill re-assumed the lead with Christopher Bell following in second, Tanner Thorson in third, and Buddy Kofoid in fourth. Kofoid slowly made his way up to third and then set his sights on the top two. As Berryhill and Bell are battling close for the top spot, Kofoid splits them both in turn 1&2 and goes from third to first to take over the lead.

As soon as Kofoid found himself in the lead, he never looked back and went on to capture his eighth Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League Victory. Christopher Bell finished in second, Cannon McIntosh in third, Bryant Wiedeman in fourth, and Tanner Berryhill rounded out the top five.

The Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League will be back in action tomorrow, Saturday, October 15 at I-44 Riverside Speedway.

Midgets

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 26R-Chance Crum

MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 83-Dominic Gorden

Auto Meter Heat 3 Winner: 08-Cannon McIntosh

Rod End Supply Heat 4 Winner: 85T-Ryan Timms

Schoenfeld Headers Heat 5 Winner: 5-Gavan Boschele

Max Papis Innovations High Point: 08-Cannon McIntosh

Super Clean Semi-Feature 1: 01-Bryant Wiedeman

AFCO Semi-Features 2: 97-Brenham Crouch

TRD Hard Charger: 67-Buddy Kofoid

Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 67-Buddy Kofoid

POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 67-Buddy Kofoid 2. 67W-Christopher Bell 3. 08-Cannon McIntosh 4. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 5. 17-Tanner Berryhill 6. 5-Gavan Boschele 7. 21K-Karter Sarff 8. 71K-Daison Pursley 9. 3N-Jake Neuman 10. 97-Brenham Crouch 11. 71-Kaylee Bryson 12. 26R-Chance Crum 13. 86-Brent Crews 14. 32-Trey Marcham 15. 91T-Tyler Thomas 16. 8J-Jonathan Beason 17. 25-Taylor Reimer 18. 19AZ-Tanner Thorson 19. 11A-Andrew Felker 20. 85T-Ryan Timms 21. 00C-Chase McDermand 22. 83-Dominic Gorden 23. 7U-Kyle Jones 24. 21-Emilio Hoover 25. 44-Branigan Roark


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Photo Credits: Allen Horcher



 

Career First for Kenny Heffner at Port

Kenny Heffner picked a good night to go from “most-likely-to-win-his-first-feature-soon” to “first-time-winner.”

With a huge crowd on hand for the World of Outlaws program Saturday at Port Royal Speedway, the Watsontown driver in the Morgan Paving/Maloney Builders/Coyle’s Lawn Maintenance/April Kline, Realtor #97 made his 50th PA Sprint Series start his first PASS victory in the 20-lap IMCA/RaceSaver feature.

With top-five finishes in his last four starts at Port Royal, a pair of runner-up performances, and more near-misses than a target-shooting competition, Heffner obviously was ready, but that had seemed the case before.

This time it was for real, and Heffner, who had started sixth, sealed his win in the most electrifying way possible: passing 2020 IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion and 2020 and 2021 PASS Champ Garrett Bard for the lead with three laps left in the race.

Bard, of Wells Tannery, held on for second spot, with Bloomingburg, N.Y., racer Justin Mills coming home third, 2019 IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion and PASS Champ Ken Duke Jr., of Selinsgrove fourth, and Dave Grube of York Haven fifth.

Doug Dodson, Devin Adams, Erin Statler, Mike Melair, and Roger Irvine rounded out the top 10.

Starting on the pole, Duke grabbed the early lead but lost it to Bard on lap eight. But Heffner was picking his way to the front from his sixth starting position, and by the middle of the race, he was in a three-way duel with Bard and Duke. First he passed Duke on lap 15, and then on lap 18, he made the winning move.

Caution flew shortly afterward for a slowing Drew Young, but on the restart, Heffner was able to hold off the high-powered challengers behind him and secure the win.

Adams picked up the Hard Charger Award from Penns Valley Meat Market, which also is the division sponsor at Port Royal. Adams advanced 10 spots from 17th starting position to seventh at the finish – including moving up seven spots on the first lap. Irvine improved his position by eight spots, and both Grube and 14th-finishing Branstin Shue moved up seven. Grube’s advance actually was understated, because he lost three positions on the first lap, then raced from 15th to fifth.

Heats for the 24 sprinters on hand were won by Kassidy Kreitz, Drew Young and Mills. The race was an invitational, limited to the top 26 teams in Port Royal points for the RaceSavers (two teams were not able to attend).

The race was part of a unique doubleheader, with PASS teams not in the top 26 of Port Royal points running at BAPS Motor Speedway along with racers from the Mid Atlantic Sprint Series, which runs in New Jersey as well as Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Next weekend the PASS series will run both Friday and Saturday nights at BAPS as part of the track’s Insinger Performance/Sunoco Nationals Fueled by Miller’s Racing Parts.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

Results from Port Royal Speedway, October 9

HEAT 1 – 1. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 2. 25-Dustin Young; 3. 3D-Dave Grube; 4. 2-Erin Statler; 5. 54-Mike Melair; 6. 21-Andrew Boyer; 7. 36-Dom Melair (DNF). DNS – 53W-Jimmy White.

HEAT 2 – 1. 7-Drew Young; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. 97-Kenny Heffner; 4. 20-Doug Dodson; 5. 88-Fred Arnold; 6. 99-Devin Adams; 7. 10-Jake Waters; 8. 8-Will Brunson (DNF).

HEAT 3 – 1. M1-Justin Mills; 2. 34-Austin Reed; 3. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 4. 8-Nick Sweigart; 5. 46-Mike Alleman; 6. 12-Roger Irvine; 7. 03-Branstin Shue; 8. 1-Rowdy Heffner.

FEATURE – 1. 97-Kenny Heffner; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. M1-Justin Mills; 4. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 5. 3D-Dave Grube; 6. 20-Doug Dodson; 7. 99-Devin Adams; 8. 2-Erin Statler; 9. 54-Mike Melair; 10. 12-Roger Irvine; 11. 34-Austin Reed; 12. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 13. 8-Nick Sweigart; 14. 03-Branstin Shue; 15. 46-Mike Alleman; 16. 88-Fred Arnold; 17. 25-Dustin Young; 18. 10-Jake Waters; 19. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 20. 21-Andrew Boyer; 21. 7-Drew Young (DNF); 22. 53W-Jimmy White (DNF). DNS – 36-Dom Melair; 8-Will Brunson.

 

 

Schweibinz Scores Again at BAPS

Buddy Schweibinz learned quickly Saturday, adapting to a slick BAPS Motor Speedway track he’d never seen before and then using that knowledge to win the 20-lap PA Sprint Series/Mid Atlantic Sprint Series feature on Harvest Classic night.

Schweibinz, the Petersburg, N.J., teenager who won his first sprint car feature a month ago at Port Royal Speedway (on his first run there), led fellow teen Logan Spahr of Lewisberry across the line by 3.394 seconds Saturday.

But his stiffest challenge came from veteran Dave Brown Jr. of Aston, who was on Schweibinz’s bumper for several mid-race restarts and applied the kind of pressure expected of a racer with multiple victories in IMCA/RaceSaver sprints. With Brown looming, Schweibinz executed his restarts in the BAMF LED Off-Road Lighting/E.R. Dietz Masonry #35 like a seasoned pro.

Brown would drop off the lead pace for the last several laps and settle for a sixth-place finish.

Schweibinz started the race on the outside of the front row, beside fellow rookie Jarrett Cavalet of Hollidaysburg. The first two starts were called back after on-track incidents, the first of which eliminated hard-luck Donavyn Knokey of Saginaw, who was caught up in an accordion-like incident in the second turn. Knokey’s was the only car eliminated by an incident all night.

On the third start attempt, Cavalet led Schweibinz into the second turn, but the New Jersey driver showed more power on the back straight and took the lead, for good, as it turned out.

Brown’s challenges spiced up the middle of the race, but his problems at the end left Spahr too far behind to challenge, once he inherited the runner-up spot.

Josh Bricker of Kennett Square ran in the top five the entire race and claimed third, ahead of Kristina Pratt of Sewell, N.J., and Roger Weaver of Jonestown.

Completing the top 10 were Brown, Dave Wickham, John Fiore, Logan Jones, and Paul Moyer.

Jones, who was racing a full-sized sprint car for the first time after success in micro-sprints and Legends, earned the Auto Core Recycling Hard Charger Award for advancing nine positions after starting at the rear of the field. Weaver moved up eight spots for his career-best first top five.

Auto Core Recycling also sponsored a Hard Luck Award, which went to Cavalet, who fought for a top five until mechanical ills forced him out of the race at the halfway mark.

Heat races for the 18 PASS and MASS sprinters on hand were won by Spahr and Bricker.

The race was part of a unique RaceSaver doubleheader, which had the PASS top 26 in points competing at Port Royal Speedway in support of the World of Outlaws show there, while the other series teams and those from MASS raced at BAPS. Between the two tracks, 42 cars were in competition.

Next week PASS returns to BAPS for full programs on both Friday and Saturday nights during the Insinger Performance/Sunoco Nationals Fueled by Miller’s Racing Parts.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

Results from BAPS Motor Speedway, October 9

HEAT 1 – 1. 14-Logan Spahr; 2. 35-Buddy Schweibinz; 3. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet; 4. 91-John Fiore; 5. 17K-Donavyn Knokey; 6. 17C-Keith Andersen; 7. 31-Roger Weaver; 8. 98-Croix Beasom; 9. 9N-Justin Nowlen.

HEAT 2 – 1. X-Josh Bricker; 2. 44-Dave Brown; 3. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 4. 1M-Paul Moyer; 5. 80-Dave Wickham; 6. 4B-Jon Brennfleck; 7. 5J-Logan Jones; 8. 11W-Donnie Wise; 9. 6-Torrey Rose.

FEATURE – 1. 35-Buddy Schweibinz; 2. 14-Logan Spahr; 3. X-Josh Bricker; 4. 83K-Kristina Pratt; 5. 31-Roger Weaver; 6. 44-Dave Brown; 7. 80-Dave Wickham; 8. 91-John Fiore; 9. 5J-Logan Jones; 10. 1M-Paul Moyer; 11. 11W-Donnie Wise; 12. 98-Croix Beasom; 13. 17C-Keith Andersen; 14. 9N-Justin Nowlen; 15. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet (DNF); 16. 6-Torrey Rose (DNF); 17. 4B-Jon Brennfleck (DNF); 18. 17K-Donavyn Knokey (DNF).

 

 

Kyler Johnson Claims Night One of Steve King Memorial at DCRP with United Rebel Sprint Series

DODGE CITY, Kansas (October 9, 2021) – Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hameblton Ford Racing competitors took on night one of the Steve King Memorial at Dodge City Raceway Park on Friday night. Twenty-four cars were in attendance, but it was Quinter, Kansas’ Kyler Johnson crossing the checkers first.

Nebraska’s Chad Koch and Kyler Johnson set the pace for the 20-lap feature event. Johnson got off to the early lead on the first lap ahead of Koch, Koby Walters, and Jake Martens, but with one lap in the books the caution flew over the field. The restart was much of the same with the exception of Luke Cranston moving into fourth ahead of Martens.

Zach Blurton started a charge through the field early by advancing from eleventh throughout the top ten. Halfway through the race, Walters made a move ahead of Chad Koch to take over second while Jake Martens advanced into fourth over Cranston. Just two laps later, Martens moved into third ahead of Koch.

On lap 13, Jordan Knight secured the fifth running position over Cranston. With four laps remaining, Cranston would surrender another spot to Steven Richardson, falling back to seventh. With only two circuits left of Friday’s race, the caution flew yet again.

On the restart, Kyler Johnson nabbed ahead with the race lead yet again over Koby Walters, Jake Martens, Chad Koch, and Steven Richardson. By the cross of the checkers, the running order remained the same with Zach Blurton advancing two spots to finish seventh.

Chad Koch, Kyler Johnson, and Koby Walters claimed heat race victories. The Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger was awarded to Steven Richardson, who started 14th and finished sixth in feature competition.

Tonight sees the final night of competition for the Drive to Zero United Rebel Sprint Series championship and Steve King Memorial Finale at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas.

Heat One (8 laps): 1) Chad Koch, 2) Jon Freeman, 3) Jordan Knight, 4) Lance Davis, 5) Ty Williams, 6) Steven Richardson, 7) Max Roseland, 8) Kohl Ricke

Heat Two (8 laps): 1) Kyler Johnson, 2) Luke Cranston, 3) Jake Greider, 4) Zach Blurton, 5) Kris Moore, 6) Kaden Taylor, 7) Cash Beeson, 8) Howard Vandyke

Heat Three (8 laps): 1) Koby Walters, 2) Jake Martens, 3) Jeremy Huish, 4) Taylor Velasquez, 5) Tyler Knight, 6) Ray Seemann, 7) Fred Holz, 8) Austyn Gossel

A Feature (20 laps): 1) Kyler Johnson, 2) Koby Walters, 3) Jake Martens, 4) Taylor Velasquez, 5) Chad Koch, 6) Steven Richardson, 7) Luke Cranston, 8) Zach Blurton, 9) Jon Freeman, 10) Jeremy Huish, 11) Ray Seemann, 12) Lance Davis, 13) Ty Williams, 14) Kris Moore, 15) Jordan Knight, 16) Tyler Knight, 17) Jake Greider, 18) Kohl Ricke, 19) Fred Holz, 20) Cash Beeson, 21) Howard Vandyke, 22) Kaden Taylor, 23) Max Roseland, 24) Austyn Gossel

 

 

Taylor Velasquez Victorious at Steve King Memorial Finale with United Rebel Sprint Series

DODGE CITY, Kansas (October 9, 2021) – The Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing took to Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday for the Steve King Memorial finale. Saturday’s event also closed out the 2021 season for United Rebel Sprint Series competitors in the Drive to Zero points rivalry.

Twenty-five drivers signed in for Saturday night’s season finale. Two qualifiers determined the 25-lap feature lineup, which saw Taylor Velasquez and Kyler Johnson setting the pace. Velasquez took off with the lead at the drop of the green and never looked back. Koby Walters followed ahead of Kyler Johnson. On lap 2, Johnson slipped back to fifth as Jake Martens and Steven Richardson navigated around. Just one circuit later, Richardson advanced to second while Velasquez continued to gain plenty of cushion room with the race lead in the sum of over two second.

The sixth circuit around saw more maneuvers through the field as Jeremy Huish moved ahead of Johnson to claim fifth. One lap later, Luke Cranston advanced to sixth. Martens moved into third over Walters while Chad Koch took over the seventh running position.

On lap 10, Jeremy Huish saw himself into the fifth position moving Koby Walters back to sixth. Two circuits later, Kyler Johnson regained seventh place from Koch only to give the position one more lap around. Jeremy Huish navigated the surface to move into the top three. A caution flew over the field with nine laps remaining, leaving Velasquez to surrender more than a four-second lead over Richardson.

On the restart, the top seven running competitors mixed things up. Velasquez remained the race leader over Richardson, while Martens advanced to third over Huish. Cranston made a charge into fifth ahead of Walters and Koch. One circuit later, Huish took back over third while Zach Blurton made moves to advance into sixth place. With four laps remaining, Blurton made another charge to move into fifth and then fourth the next time around.

With one lap remaining, Jake Martens regained the fourth position ahead of Blurton. Velasquez went on to win the Steve King Memorial finale by 1.763 seconds over Steven Richardson. Jeremy Huish, Jake Martens, and Zach Blurton completed the top five finishers with the United Rebel Sprint Series.

Kaden Taylor and Steven Richardson topped the charts in qualifier action. Ty Williams was awarded the Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger, advancing nine positions to finish tenth.

United Rebel Sprint Series

Dodge City Raceway Park – Dodge City, Kansas

October 9, 2021

Qualifier One (10 laps): 1) Kaden Taylor, 2) Jeremy Huish, 3) Tyler Knight, 4) Luke Cranston, 5) Jake Martens, 6) Kyler Johnson, 7) Jake Greider, 8) Kohl Ricke, 9) Ray Seemann, 10) Lance Davis, 11) Jon Freeman, 12) Max Roseland, 13) Brett Becker

Qualifier Two (10 laps): 1) Steven Richardson, 2) Taylor Velasquez, 3) Zach Blurton, 4) Austyn Gossel, 5) Kris Moore, 6) Koby Walters, 7) Jordan Knight, 8) Chad Koch, 9) Howard Vandyke, 10) Cash Beeson, 11) Fred Holz, 12) Ty Williams

A Feature (25 laps): 1) Taylor Velasquez, 2) Steven Richardson, 3) Jeremy Huish, 4) Jake Martens, 5) Zach Blurton, 6) Luke Cranston, 7) Koby Walters, 8) Chad Koch, 9) Kyler Johnson, 10) Ty Williams, 11) Ray Seemann, 12) Jordan Knight, 13) Kris Moore, 14) Jon Freeman, 15) Tyler Knight, 16) Kohl Ricke, 17) Lance Davis, 18) Jake Greider, 19) Brett Becker, 20) Cash Beeson, 21) Fred Holz, 22) Max Roseland, 23) Howard Vandyke, 24) Kaden Taylor, 25) Austyn Gossel

 

 

BRODY PETRIE REALIZES FIRST WIN IN WESTERN MIDGET RACING

Petaluma, Calif. (October 10, 2021) – Napa’s Brody Petrie accomplished his first Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction win during Saturday night’s action at Petaluma Speedway. Petrie is the third different winner at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds dirt oval in 2021 for WMR competition.

Petrie’s performance driving for Kevin Felkins in the No. 35sr improves upon his best finish of third on July 31 at Petaluma Speedway. Victorious at home race track, Petrie charged from fourth to the lead on the way for the win. Sparky Howard debuted in the series with a second-place finish for the Santa Rosa driver. Hawaiian Kala Keliinoi, Atascadero’s Randi Pankratz, and Kyle Hawse of Las Vegas rounded out the top-five. Petrie and Tyler Dolacki split the heat races but Dolacki was unable to start the 20-lap feature.

Western Midget Racing makes a return appearance to Ventura Raceway on Saturday October 16.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

October 9, 2021 – Petaluma Speedway (Petaluma, Calif.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 24 Tyler Dolacki; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 35sr Brody Petrie

FEATURE (20 laps) – 1. 35sr Brody Petrie [4]; 2. 35 Sparky Howard [5]; 3. 8k Kala Keliinoi [6]; 4. 11 Randi Pankratz [3]; 5. 20 Kyle Hawse [7]; 6. 20w Megan Moorhead [2]; 7. 31 Todd Hawse [1]; 8. 7x David Prickett [8] DNS: 24 Tyler Dolacki

NEXT RACE: October 16 Ventura Raceway (Ventura, Calif.)

 

 

Macedo defends home turf to score 1st All Star win taking $10k Ford Classic at Fremont

Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Lemoore, California’s Cole Macedo defended the home turf Saturday, defeating the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions Presented by Mobile 1 in thrilling fashion to claim the 14th Annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway. Macedo, who finished second in Fremont Speedway points, earned his first ever All Star win worth $10,000 on Madison Motors/Kear’s Speed Shop Night.

It was Macedo’s fourth career win – all coming this year – at “The Track That Action Built.” He also became the 30th different All Star winner in 53 events in 2021. He took the lead from race-long leader Cap Henry on lap 27 and then made some daring moves in lapped traffic on a challenging racing surface to secure the victory.

The race was the final event of 2021 for Fremont Speedway and the All Stars as Tyler Courtney was crowned the series champion.

“This is the most fun I’ve had all year. Just out there hanging it out and whoever runs hard is going to win. That was a lot of fun…I’m wore out. That last lap I was holding on with everything I could. It just shows how good this team is. Steven, Mike, Cody, Kasey, Braden…all the guys have been working their asses off this year and it’s paying off. Huge thanks to Ray Brooks…he’s one of the best car owners I’ve ever driven for. It’s been a trying year but all these guys have been pushing and I’ve been getting better and making less mistakes. I feel like that whole feature I didn’t make too many mistakes. If you want to get to the next level you have to minimize those,” said Macedo beside his Fremont Auto Parts, Gill Construction, ML Graphics, Grant Decker Construction, Linder’s Speed Equipment, CK Mechanical, Diversified Builders backed #18.

For Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry is was a disappointing finish for his Lane Racing team but a solid end to the team’s first swing at following the travelling All Stars.

“It was a fun race other than not winning. The car was pretty good and I was just kind of trying to pace it…they were just better there the last half. I’m proud of my team. It’s been a long year but we made it. I think we will try the All Star deal again and see what we can do,” said Henry of his Blake’s Hard Cider, MCS Manufacturing, Big D’s Pizza, Top Line Titanium backed #4.

Monrovia, Indiana’s Justin Peck rounded out the podium aboard his Buch Motorsports #73.

“We were pretty solid most of that race. Probably 10 to 15 to go I got super tight and I come in and looked at the tire and sure as crap we got a hole in the thing. That’s just how it’s been the last couple of months for us. We’re fast but just not the entire night. I can’t thank The Tree Center, R. Norris Trucking, Coastal Race Parts and Tom Buch. They gave me a great opportunity to come out and race full-time for a living. We had a solid year, had a couple of wins and take it into next year and try to win a championship,” said Peck.

The Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints were split into two complete feature fields with Castalia, Ohio’s Larry Kingseed Jr. getting his first ever Fremont win while Fremont, Ohio’s Dustin Stroup scored his fifth victory of the season in the second feature. For Kingseed it was a dramatic win as he and Seth Schneider made contact late with Schneider spinning and was given the lead back. After taking the white flag Schneider slowed and Kingseed drove by for the victory. Stroup’s seventh career Fremont win and fifth of the season was less dramatic as he dominated the 25 laps for the win.

Kingseed was very emotional in victory lane noting he recently lost his grandfather. “This one is for my grandpa. I didn’t mean to spin Seth in one and two. It’s racing and it happens. I just had to concentrate on hunting him down again. My dad won a lot of races and a lot of championships. This means a lot and hopefully I’m as good as him some day,” said Kingseed beside his Firelands Marine Construction, Hermis Parker Concrete, Sky Cathodic Protection & Pipeline Services, Big D’s Pizza, A Plus Auto Center, Meggitt’s Sandblasting & Painting, Northcoast Roofing, Schenk’s Vickery Tavern, Firelands Services, Kingseed Rentals backed #21.

“We just left it the same from hot laps because we were pretty good then. When the sun went down the track started coming back. I’m worn out…that took a lot out of me. We’ve had a really good year. I think every tune we raced I didn’t finish outside the top four but three times. We had a great year,” said Stroup beside his Automatic Fire Protection, MLP Lawncare & Snow Removal, Vantage Branding, Sulfer Town Pub, Level Performance, Advance Auto Parts backed #10x.

The Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks were also split into two separate feature events and Cygnet, Ohio’s Jeff Babcock, after a couple of very, very close runner-up finishes, finally earned his first ever Fremont Speedway win, holding off several challenges from track champion Shawn Valenti. In the second truck feature, Fremont, Ohio’s Jamie Miller held off several good challenges from Cory McCaughey to earn his sixth truck win of the year, the 30th career victory placing him 17th on the track’s all-time win list.

“I’ve raced and won all over the country but never at Fremont which is like my home track. My dad won here and I’ve been close. I’m just ecstatic to finally get a win here. My uncle passed away 25 years ago tomorrow and it’s pretty cool to finally get it,” said Babcock beside his Roelle Racing backed #25.

“I broke something in the right front early and this thing was a hand full. It was fun racing with Cory…he races you clean and hard,” said Miller beside his Ron Miller Race Cars, Fostoria Mod Shop backed #4m.

In the 40 lap All Star feature Henry bolted into the lead from his outside front row starting spot with Hunter Schuerenberg, Greg Wilson, Macedo, Nate Dussel and Peck in pursuit. While Henry set a very fast pace and pulled away, the battle for second was entertaining involving Schuerenberg, Wilson, Macedo and Peck.

Henry caught very heavy lapped traffic by the seventh circuit but picked his way through as Macedo moved into second and by lap 14 was closing on Henry just as a caution flew. With a clear track Henry pulled away slightly from Macedo with Wilson, Schuerenberg, Peck, DJ Foos and Cory Eliason in pursuit. A few cautions through lap 22 kept the field close.

Macedo used an excellent restart on lap 23 to apply pressure on Henry who had a big bike in turn two on lap 26, opening the door for Macedo to take the lead. Following a caution on lap 27, Macedo pulled away to a nearly two second lead with 10 laps to go. As traffic once again came into play with just four laps to go Macedo made the move of the race, splitting two lapped cars exiting turn two. A bobble on the last lap gave Henry one last shot but he could not take advantage and Macedo drove to the win over Henry, Peck, Schuerenberg, and Eliason.

Keep up to date with Fremont Speedway by going to www.fremontohspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook/FremontSpeedway or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FremontSpeedway.

About Madison Motors – https://madisonmotorservices.com

Russell Dryfuse established Madison Street Garage in 1927, in Tiffin, Ohio. The company was the first towing service in the area. They specialized in towing and mechanical repairs. Louis Seitz, took over leadership of Madison Street Garage from his father in 1955. The company was moved to a different location and thus became Madison Motor Service Inc. Seitz’s son, Rick, became the third generation owner of the company in 1975. Madison Motors is now owned by Steve Pierce.

Madison Motors has continued to grow, and relocated once again to Fremont. Madison Motors became an authorized service for the Ohio Turnpike, providing towing and road service for its patrons. Madison Motor offers 24-hour emergency road and tire service, and local and long-distance towing and heavy-duty towing.

About Kear’s Speed Shop – www.kearsspeedshop.com

Kear's Speed Shop was founded by Chuck and Shirley Kear in 1969 at its present location on Market Street in downtown Tiffin.

You can build your winning race car and outfit your driver from Kear’s large inventory. Kear’s also has three trucks that service your needs at the local tracks as well as the All Star and World of Outlaw races.

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021

FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions

Contingency Awards

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 48

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Justin Peck - 12.954 seconds

Ford Performance Heat #1: Phil Gressman

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Henry Malcuit

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cap Henry

Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: DJ Foos

Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: CJ Leary

JE Pistons Dash #1: Hunter Schuerenberg

Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Cap Henry

Classic Ink USA B-Main: Jordan Ryan

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Cole Macedo

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Max Stambaugh (+13)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cory Eliason

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: DJ Foos

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Skylar Gee

(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.020; 2. 25R-Jordan Ryan, 13.075; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.145; 4. 7c-Phil Gressman, 13.229; 5. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.236; 6. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.282; 7. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.411; 8. 14-Chad Kemenah, 13.444; 9. 55v-CJ Leary, 13.496; 10. 4T-Josh Turner, 13.865

Group (B)

1. 18-Cole Macedo, 13.028; 2. 20B-Cody Bova, 13.258; 3. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 13.268; 4. 4Z-Zane DeVault, 13.421; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.439; 6. O7-Skylar Gee, 13.455; 7. 73af-Scotty Thiel, 13.457; 8. 4M-TJ Michael, 13.740; 9. 88N-Frank Neill, 13.839; 10. 75-Jerry Dahms, 14.607

Group (C)

1. 73-Justin Peck, 12.954; 2. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.064; 3. 11-Parker Price Miller, 13.234; 4. 4-Cap Henry, 13.317; 5. 5s-Max Stambaugh, 13.527; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.611; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.672; 8. O9A-Justin Adams, 13.720; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.754; 10. 23-Chris Andrews, 13.908

Group (D)

1. 10-Zeb Wise, 13.070; 2. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.119; 3. 16-DJ Foos, 13.120; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.168; 5. 5-Paul McMahan, 13.201; 6. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.234; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.452; 8. 71h-Ryan Ruhl, 13.541; 9. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.781

Group (E)

1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.130; 2. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.377; 3. 97-Greg Wilson, 13.497; 4. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.558; 5. 12c-Kyle Capodice, 13.574; 6. 12-Corbin Gurley, 13.747; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson, 13.816; 8. 28M-Conner Morrell, 13.847; 9. 6J-Jonah Aumend, 14.100

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 7C-Phil Gressman [1]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [5]; 5. 28-Tim Shaffer [6]; 6. O9-Craig Mintz [7]; 7. 25R-Jordan Ryan [3]; 8. 55V-CJ Leary [9]; 9. 14-Chad Kemenah [8]; 10. 4T-Josh Turner [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 70M-Henry Malcuit [2]; 2. 18-Cole Macedo [4]; 3. O7-Skylar Gee [6]; 4. 4Z-Zane DeVault [1]; 5. 20B-Cody Bova [3]; 6. 73AF-Scotty Thiel [7]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [5]; 8. 88N-Frank Neill [9]; 9. 4M-TJ Michael [8]; 10. 75-Jerry Dahms [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 4-Cap Henry [1]; 2. 11-Parker Price Miller [2]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel [3]; 4. 73-Justin Peck [4]; 5. 5S-Max Stambaugh [5]; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton [6]; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron [7]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [9]; 9. O9A-Justin Adams [8]; 10. 23-Chris Andrews [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 16-DJ Foos [2]; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 3. 10-Zeb Wise [4]; 4. 5-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 22-Cole Duncan [6]; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 7. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8]; 8. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [9]; 9. 33W-Caleb Griffith [3]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 97-Greg Wilson [2]; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 4. 12C-Kyle Capodice [5]; 5. 2-Ricky Peterson [7]; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde [1]; 7. 28M-Conner Morrell [8]; 8. 12-Corbin Gurley [6]; 9. 6J-Jonah Aumend [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)

1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 2. 18-Cole Macedo [6]; 3. 73-Justin Peck [3]; 4. 70M-Henry Malcuit [1]; 5. 7C-Phil Gressman [4]; 6. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)

1. 4-Cap Henry [1]; 2. 97-Greg Wilson [3]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel [4]; 4. 16-DJ Foos [2]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 6. 10-Zeb Wise [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer

1. 55V-CJ Leary [1]; 2. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [4]; 3. 12-Corbin Gurley [2]; 4. O9A-Justin Adams [7]; 5. 4M-TJ Michael [8]; 6. 88N-Frank Neill [5]; 7. 6J-Jonah Aumend [9]; 8. 4T-Josh Turner [10]; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms [12]; 10. 23-Chris Andrews [11]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer

1. 25R-Jordan Ryan [1]; 2. 22-Cole Duncan [3]; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith [2]; 4. 5S-Max Stambaugh [6]; 5. 20B-Cody Bova [4]; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker [9]; 7. 28-Tim Shaffer [5]; 8. 55V-CJ Leary [17]; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde [11]; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron [15]; 11. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [14]; 12. 28M-Conner Morrell [16]; 13. O9-Craig Mintz [8]; 14. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [13]; 15. 2-Ricky Peterson [7]; 16. 22B-Ryan Broughton [12]; 17. 73AF-Scotty Thiel [10]

A-Main (40 Laps)

1. 18-Cole Macedo [3]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [2]; 3. 73-Justin Peck [5]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [10]; 6. 97-Greg Wilson [4]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [18]; 8. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [11]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [15]; 10. 16-DJ Foos [8]; 11. 5S-Max Stambaugh [24]; 12. 10-Zeb Wise [12]; 13. 11-Parker Price Miller [14]; 14. 33W-Caleb Griffith [23]; 15. O7-Skylar Gee [16]; 16. 1-Nate Dussel [6]; 17. 12C-Kyle Capodice [20]; 18. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [25]; 19. 4Z-Zane DeVault [19]; 20. 25R-Jordan Ryan [21]; 21. 5-Paul McMahan [17]; 22. 7C-Phil Gressman [9]; 23. 3J-Trey Jacobs [13]; 24. 22-Cole Duncan [22]; 25. 70M-Henry Malcuit [7]

305 Sprints – Fremont Federal Credit Union

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[3] ; 2. 32-Bryce Lucius[2] ; 3. 12F-Matt Foos[6] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[4] ; 6. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 7. 3F-Wade Fraley[9] ; 8. 17X-Dustin Keegan[14] ; 9. 51-Garrett Craine[8] ; 10. 63-Randy Ruble[12] ; 11. 97X-Rodney Hurst[15] ; 12. 3M-Logan Mongeau[10] ; 13. 1W-Paul Weaver[7] ; 14. 28M-Haldon Miller[11] ; 15. 26B-Bradley Bateson[16] ; 16. 77X-Jamin Kindred[13]

A-Main 2 - (25 Laps)

1. 10X-Dustin Stroup[1] ; 3. 99-Alvin Roepke[6] ; 4. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[10] ; 5. 61-Tyler Shullick[12] ; 6. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 7. 28-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 7. 16-Zeth Sabo[13] ; 8. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 9. 9R-Logan Riehl[7] ; 10. 15k-Creed Kemenah[15] ; 11. z10-Chris Verda[3] ; 12. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[17] ; 13. 3X-Brandon Riehl[8] ; 14. B15-Brad Reber[16] ; 15. 98-Robert Robenalt[14] ; 16. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[9] ; 17. 34-Jud Dickerson[11]

Dirt Trucks – Burmeister Trophy

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)

1. 4M-Jamie Miller[6] ; 2. 911-Cory McCaughey[5] ; 3. 8KB-Kent Brewer[14] ; 4. 14T-Cody Truman[11] ; 5. 23m-Brad Mitten[3] ; 6. 28-Cody Laird[1] ; 7. 0-Andy Keegan[15] ; 8. 7X-Dana Frey[2] ; 9. 4s-Keith Sorg[4] ; 10. 32-Kevin Phillips[8] ; 11. 19-Tony Burns[9] ; 12. 33A-Brian Arnold[13] ; 13. 7H-JT Horn[7] ; 14. 51-David Bankey[16] ; 15. 11-Austin Gibson[10] ; 16. 67-Ben Clapp[12]

A-Main 2 (20 Laps)

1. 25-Jeff Babcock[5] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 3. 36M-RJ Cornett[11] ; 4. 32H-Dan Hennig[4] ; 5. 26-Kyle Lagrou[1] ; 6. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[9] ; 7. 6-Butch Latte[10] ; 8. 9H-Devan McEwan[14] ; 9. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[7] ; 10. 17x-Dustin Keegan[2] ; 11. P51-Cory Ward[3] ; 12. 4X-Paul Brown JR[15] ; 13. 73-Bryce Black[12] ; 14. 16-Steve Sabo[8] ; 15. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[13]

 

 

LIGUORI NOT DENIED FAST PACED MONTGOMERY MSR FINALE

October 9, 2021 – Montgomery, Alabama – Joe Liguori held off Charlie Schultz and Nolan Allison in a faced paced final 18 laps to win his second career Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro feature event of 2021. It was the second of consecutive nights of racing for with winged sprints to Montgomery Motor Speedway this weekend.

Liguori was also the nights quick qualifier 16.577. In a surprise move, last nights feature event winner Troy DeCaire would not make the feature call as engine problems sidelined him.

A nice crowd greeted the MSR sprint cars for their final appearance of 2021. Kevin Feeney got the jump and lead the opening lap until Allison took over the top spot one lap later. Allison began to build up a nice lead over Liguori. On lap 12 the red flag waved for a momentary fife for the Feeney machine. It was a heartbreaking end to the weekend for Feeney who ran up front both nights after returning from a near disastrous battle with COVID just a few months earlier.

When the race resumed Liguori garnered the top spot and would not be denied the feature victory over Charlie Schultz and Nolan Allison. He would lead the final 18 laps uncontested.

Heat races were won by Jeff Bloom and Charlie Schultz.

Saturday’s event put another end to another highly successful MSR season.

30 lap feature results:

1. Joe Liguori (13) 2. Charlie Schultz (9S) 3. Nolan Allison (16) 4. TJ Jewell (7) 5. Jeff Bloom (26) 6. Rick Holley (85) 7. Joshua Sexton (90) 8. Todd McQuillen (2) 9. Adam Biltz (8a) 10. Kevin Feeney (6k) 11. Tommy Nichols (55) DNS Dave Mader III (18) DNS Troy DeCaire (36)

 

 

Dominic Scelzi makes it an even 20 wins by claiming SCCT Cotton Classic on Friday

Hanford, CA…Fresno’s Dominic Scelzi has had a dream season on the West Coast and that certainly continued Friday night at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford.

After winning the Kings of Thunder 410 main event, the 24-year-old racer then proceeded to claim victory in the 30-lap Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Elk Grove Ford and Abreu Vineyards finale. Scelzi’s win at the 36th Cotton Classic marked his fifth career SCCT triumph, giving him sole possession of second place all-time.

“I can’t say enough about my crew chief Jimmy Carr and this whole 41 team,” Scelzi commented. “It’s been an amazing season for us and to reach 20 wins is just unreal. I never thought I’d get one of these Cotton Classic trophies, let alone two in the same night. Hopefully we can keep this up tomorrow back here in Hanford.”

Hanford’s DJ Netto crossed the stripe in second followed by Fremont’s Shane Golobic in third, Rutherford’s Rico Abreu in fourth and Roseville’s Colby Copeland in fifth. Rounding out the top-10 were Clarksburg’s Justyn Cox, Templeton’s Kaleb Montgomery, Foresthill’s Ryan Robinson, Roseville’s Sean Becker and Paradise’ Kyle Hirst. The Pit Stop USA Hard Charger Award went to Fremont’s Tristin Guardino, who carved his way from 23rd to 13th.

Due to loop issues early in the night the Sprint Car Challenge Tour opted to utilize a draw show with four heat races, three qualifiers and two B-mains.

Next up for SCCT will be the penultimate event of the season next Saturday October 16th at Petaluma Speedway.

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SCCT 360 Sprints Results - Winged 38 Entries

A Feature 1 30 Laps

1. 41-Dominic Scelzi[2]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto[3]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic[7]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[6]; 5. 5V-Colby Copeland[4]; 6. 7C-Justyn Cox[10]; 7. 2X-Kaleb Montgomery[16]; 8. 14W-Ryan Robinson[1]; 9. 35-Sean Becker[17]; 10. 94TH-Kyle Hirst[5]; 11. 73-Tony Gomes[12]; 12. 35M-Chase Majdic[13]; 13. 15T-Tristan Guardino[23]; 14. 22-Keith Day Jr[19]; 15. 98-Michael Pombo[22]; 16. 2XM-Max Mittry[21]; 17. 7-Steven Kent[14]; 18. 6C-Travis Coelho[15]; 19. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[18]; 20. 83T-Tanner Carrick[9]; 21. X1-Andy Forsberg[20]; 22. 67G-Grant Duinkerken[24]; 23. 41X-Corey Day[11]; 24. 17-Kalib Henry[8]

B Feature 1 12 Laps

1. 35-Sean Becker[1]; 2. 22-Keith Day Jr[4]; 3. 2XM-Max Mittry[5]; 4. 15T-Tristan Guardino[2]; 5. 18-Grant Champlin[3]; 6. 2-Brooklyn Holland[8]; 7. 5A-Daniel Whitley[6]; 8. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[7]; 9. 33-Tucker Worth[11]; 10. (DNF) 28-Chase Johnson[10]; 11. (DNF) 17V-Danny Faria Jr[9]

B Feature 2 12 Laps

1. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[1]; 2. X1-Andy Forsberg[2]; 3. 98-Michael Pombo[9]; 4. 67G-Grant Duinkerken[4]; 5. 7Z-Zane Blanchard[11]; 6. 94X-Ben Worth[5]; 7. 10F-Jared Faria[3]; 8. 5D-Connor Danell[8]; 9. 94-Greg Decaires V[6]; 10. (DNF) 4-Jodie Robinson[7]; 11. (DNF) 51-Brody Fuson[10]

Heat 1 8 Laps

1. 14W-Ryan Robinson[4]; 2. 35-Sean Becker[2]; 3. 17-Kalib Henry[5]; 4. 73-Tony Gomes[8]; 5. 18-Grant Champlin[6]; 6. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[1]; 7. 10F-Jared Faria[7]; 8. 17V-Danny Faria Jr[3]; 9. 5D-Connor Danell[9]; 10. 51-Brody Fuson[10]

Heat 2 8 Laps

1. 94TH-Kyle Hirst[3]; 2. 7-Steven Kent[1]; 3. 6C-Travis Coelho[2]; 4. 15T-Tristan Guardino[4]; 5. 7C-Justyn Cox[7]; 6. 94X-Ben Worth[5]; 7. 2XM-Max Mittry[9]; 8. 5A-Daniel Whitley[6]; 9. 33-Tucker Worth[10]; 10. 2-Brooklyn Holland[8]

Heat 3 8 Laps

1. 41X-Corey Day[1]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick[3]; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi[7]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[6]; 5. X1-Andy Forsberg[4]; 6. 35M-Chase Majdic[9]; 7. 67G-Grant Duinkerken[5]; 8. 28-Chase Johnson[2]; 9. 98-Michael Pombo[8]

Heat 4 8 Laps

1. 88N-DJ Netto[3]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic[4]; 3. 2X-Kaleb Montgomery[5]; 4. 5V-Colby Copeland[8]; 5. 22-Keith Day Jr[9]; 6. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[1]; 7. 4-Jodie Robinson[7]; 8. 94-Greg Decaires V[6]; 9. 7Z-Zane Blanchard[2]

Qualifier 1

1. 41-Dominic Scelzi[5]; 2. 14W-Ryan Robinson[6]; 3. 17-Kalib Henry[3]; 4. 6C-Travis Coelho[1]; 5. 73-Tony Gomes[4]; 6. 83SA-Isaiah Vasquez[9]; 7. 15T-Tristan Guardino[7]; 8. 2XM-Max Mittry[10]; 9. 94X-Ben Worth[8]; 10. 22-Keith Day Jr[2]

Qualifier 2

1. 5V-Colby Copeland[4]; 2. 7C-Justyn Cox[1]; 3. 94TH-Kyle Hirst[6]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic[5]; 5. 7-Steven Kent[2]; 6. 2X-Kaleb Montgomery[3]; 7. 10F-Jared Faria[8]; 8. 18-Grant Champlin[7]; 9. 5A-Daniel Whitley[10]; 10. 87-Ashlyn Rodriguez[9]

Qualifier 3

1. 24-Rico Abreu[2]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto[6]; 3. 35M-Chase Majdic[1]; 4. 83T-Tanner Carrick[4]; 5. 41X-Corey Day[5]; 6. 35-Sean Becker[3]; 7. X1-Andy Forsberg[7]; 8. 67G-Grant Duinkerken[9]; 9. 94-Greg Decaires V[10]; 10. (DNF) 4-Jodie Robinson[8]

 

 

DECAIRE TAKES MONTGOMERY MUST SEE OPENER

October 8, 2021 – Montgomery, Alabama – Montgomery Motor Speedway kicked off the weekends first appearance of the Must See Racing Sprint Series presented by Engine Pro to the speedway in grand fashion Friday night. Troy DeCaire collected his second MSR victory of the season to open the first of two nights of racing this weekend.

After setting quick time with a lap of 16.544 seconds, DeCaire would find himself starting seventh due to the inversion. The front row would be made up of Nolan Allison on the pole and Kevin Feeney on the outside.

When the green flag waved Allison assumed the point and DeCaire had worked himself quickly up to fourth. A lap later DeCaire had worked himself into the runner up position. A yellow waved on lap 4 for the turn 1 crash of Todd McQuillen. During the restart, DeCaire was penalized two positions for jumping on the previous restart. We would now line up inside of row two.

Feeney got the jump on the start and DeCaire would secure the lead two laps later and lead the rest of the way by a 4.445 margin of victory over Charlie Schultz. Joe Liguori was third followed by Kevin Feeney and Tom Jewell rounding out the top five.

The 2021 MSR season will conclude Saturday night when the series returns for the second night of racing at Montgomery Motor Speedway.

30 lap feature results:

1. Troy DeCaire (36)
2. Charlie Schultz (9s)
3. Joe Liguori (13)
4. Kevin Feeney (6k)
5. Tom Jewell (7)
6. Adam Biltz (8a)
7. Tommy Nichols (55)
8. Joshua Sexton (90)
9. Nolan Allison (16)
10. Rick Holley (85)
11. Dave Mader III (18)
12. Todd McQuillen (2)
13. Jeff Bloom (26)
DNS Travis Mineau (81)

 

 

DYKSTRA & DOWNEY TAKE ACTION SPRINT TOUR WINS AT THE FALL CLASSIC

By Tommy Goudge

PORT COLBORNE, Ont. (October 2, 2021) – Jacob Dykstra and Allan Downey each took Pinty's Action Sprint Tour A-Main wins during The Fall Classic weekend at Humberstone Speedway.

FRIDAY Jacob Dykstra’s dominant season on the Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour continued on Friday night at The Fall Classic at Humberstone Speedway. Dykstra took his fourth Humberstone win of the year, and 10th overall AST victory of 2021.

Ashton VanEvery and Brett Stratford drew front row starting spots for the 25 lap A-Main with Dykstra and Lucas Smith in row two. Disaster struck for Darren Dryden before the race even started, as he could not get the engine fired in his car; Dryden entered the night fifth in points. Stratford took the lead in turn one when race started, while Dykstra quickly moved into second and Smith took third.

Dykstra caught Stratford just as heavy traffic began to factor into the race, but the yellow flag appeared for a Darrell Pelletier spin with eight laps complete. Dykstra sailed around the outside of Stratford in turns three and four after the restart and took off, while Smith quickly took over the runner-up spot. Dave McKnight brought out the next yellow flag when his top wing flipped over backwards; McKnight had flipped in his heat race and his crew had replaced the wing before the A-Main began.

Dykstra held the lead for the rest of the race to claim his 10th AST win of the season, while Smith took the runner-up spot and Allan Downey moved up to take third from row eight. Stratford finished fourth, followed by Eric Gledhill, Steven Beckett, Nick Sheridan, Dereck Lemyre, Dale Curran, and Rob Neely. Heat races wins were claimed by Smith, Downey, and Dykstra, each earning $100 from the Friday Night Thunder TV crew.

SATURDAY Allan Downey was in the right place at the right time on Saturday night at Humberstone Speedway. Downey inherited the lead in the second night of The Fall Classic after an incident on lap 19. The university professor stayed up front to claim his first Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour win of the season and cut into Jacob Dykstra’s championship points lead in the process.

Brett Stratford and Rob Neely drew front row starting positions for the 25 lap A-Main, and Stratford took the lead with Darren Dryden in tow. Those two opened a gap on the field while Neely, Downey, Austin Roes, Dykstra, and Lucas Smith raced closely for spots in the top five. Dryden was just about to mount a challenge for the lead on lap eight when an Ashton VanEvery spin brought out the yellow flag.

Stratford continued to hold Dryden off after the restart, while Dykstra took over third from Neely and began to reel in the two leaders. Dykstra then went after the second position, but Dryden fought off the challenges as the leaders began to approach traffic. Both drivers closed in on Stratford as the traffic became heavy, and a wild exchange on lap 15 ended with Dykstra making contact with Matt Hill; Dykstra’s car suffered suspension damage as a result of the contact, and the situation went from bad to worse for Dykstra when his left front wheel went under the inside guardrail and did even more damage.

A new challenger went after Dryden and Stratford after the restart, as Lucas Smith had inherited third from Dykstra. Downey had fallen outside the top five at that point, but began to move forward again while Nick Sheridan stayed close behind Smith. Smith slid Dryden for the second position with ten laps to go and worked to track down Stratford, while Sheridan and Dryden raced for third.

Smith was right behind Stratford with seven laps to go and made slight contact with Stratford’s rear nerf bar in turn one; it was enough to send Stratford into a spin, and Dryden got the worst of the resulting chain reaction as he was collected by Stratford’s spinning car end flipped end-over-end in turn two. Sheridan also caught a piece of the incident and suffered minor top wing damage, but he and Stratford both kept moving while the red flag came out for Dryden.

Officials determined that Downey, who was running fifth at the time of the incident, was the first non-involved car and he was given the lead for the restart while Smith was sent to the rear. Stratford and Sheridan were given the second and third positions for the restart, while Dale Curran and Rob Neely inherited top five positions. Meanwhile, Dykstra’s crew had made repairs and he rejoined the race several laps down. Dykstra’s bad night continued when he and Ryan Hunsinger tangled in turn three, which resulted in more damage to Dykstra’s front end and finished his night.

Downey cruised to the win by 1.2 seconds after the final restart, while Stratford and Sheridan nursed their damaged cars home to finish second and third. Curran took fourth after starting in row six, while Dereck Lemyre made a late charge to take a top five in the final race of his lengthy career. Eric Gledhill, Neely, Jonah Mutton, Joshua Hill, and Dan Nanticoke rounded out the top ten. Heat races wins were claimed by Dykstra, Roes, and Downey, each earning $100 from the Friday Night Thunder TV crew.

Jacob Dykstra’s lead in the championship standings now stands at 32 points over Allan Downey, while Nick Sheridan is a further 36 points back in third. Eric Gledhill is 15 points behind Sheridan, followed by Brett Stratford, Lucas Smith, Rob Neely, Darren Dryden, Dereck Lemyre, and Dale Curran.

The Action Sprint Tour will finish the 2021 season and crown a champion at Brockville Ontario Speedway’s Fall Nationals weekend coming up on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.

Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car Series Race Report – Friday, October 1, 2021 Humberstone Speedway Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

Roster 08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ontario 3S Austin Roes – Mossley, Ontario 4B Darrell Pelletier – Port Perry, Ontario 5D Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario 7 Eric Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario MK8 Matt Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario 9C Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario 12DD Darren Dryden – Freelton, Ontario 14 Larry Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario 19D Allan Downey – Waterloo, Ontario 20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ontario 31 Dale Curran – Bowmanville, Ontario 38 Derek Miller – Six Nations, Ontario 39 Jonah Mutton – Brighton, Ontario BS39 Brett Stratford – Wainfleet, Ontario 45 Nick Sheridan – Mount Brydges, Ontario 48 Lance Erskine – Brantford, Ontario 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, Ontario 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, Ontario 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ontario 70MM Dave McKnight – Brampton, Ontario 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ontario 77E Ashton VanEvery – Ohsweken, Ontario 77T Tyeller Powless – Ohsweken, Ontario 94 Ryan Fraser – Rockwood, Ontario 99 Joshua Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 2:00.880 1. 49L-Lucas Smith[4]; 2. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[2]; 3. 7-Eric Gledhill[6]; 4. 3S-Austin Roes[3]; 5. 94-Ryan Fraser[7]; 6. 99-Joshua Hill[8]; 7. 38-Derek Miller[1]; 8. MK8-Matt Hill[5]; 9. (DNS) 31-Dale Curran

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – NT 1. 19D-Allan Downey[1]; 2. 74-Rob Neely[8]; 3. 08-Steven Beckett[9]; 4. 12DD-Darren Dryden[6]; 5. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[7]; 6. 51-Trevor Young[2]; 7. (DNF) 20-Johnny Miller[5]; 8. (DNF) 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[4]; 9. (DQ) 9C-Brian Nanticoke[3]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – NT 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[1]; 2. 56-Dereck Lemyre[2]; 3. BS39-Brett Stratford[5]; 4. 77T-Tyeller Powless[3]; 5. 48-Lance Erskine[6]; 6. 39-Jonah Mutton[4]; 7. (DNF) 45-Nick Sheridan[8]; 8. (DNF) 14-Larry Gledhill[7]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[3]; 2. 49L-Lucas Smith[4]; 3. 19D-Allan Downey[7]; 4. BS39-Brett Stratford[2]; 5. 7-Eric Gledhill[6]; 6. 08-Steven Beckett[8]; 7. 45-Nick Sheridan[16]; 8. 56-Dereck Lemyre[9]; 9. 31-Dale Curran[24]; 10. 74-Rob Neely[5]; 11. 3S-Austin Roes[11]; 12. 94-Ryan Fraser[12]; 13. 99-Joshua Hill[15]; 14. 20-Johnny Miller[19]; 15. MK8-Matt Hill[21]; 16. 48-Lance Erskine[14]; 17. 77T-Tyeller Powless[13]; 18. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[23]; 19. 14-Larry Gledhill[20]; 20. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[1]; 21. 39-Jonah Mutton[17]; 22. 51-Trevor Young[18]; 23. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[10]; 24. (DNF) 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[22]; 25. (DNS) 12DD-Darren Dryden; 26. (DNS) 38-Derek Miller A-Main Lap Leaders – Brett Stratford 1-8; Jacob Dykstra 9-25 Margin of Victory – 2.336 seconds Hard Charger – Dale Curran +15

Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car Series Race Report – Saturday, October 2, 2021 Humberstone Speedway Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

Roster 2M Steve Murdock – Georgetown, Ontario 3S Austin Roes – Mossley, Ontario 5D Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario 7 Eric Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario MK8 Matt Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario 9C Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario 12DD Darren Dryden – Freelton, Ontario 19D Allan Downey – Waterloo, Ontario 20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ontario 31 Dale Curran – Bowmanville, Ontario 38 Derek Miller – Six Nations, Ontario 39 Jonah Mutton – Brighton, Ontario BS39 Brett Stratford – Wainfleet, Ontario 45 Nick Sheridan – Mount Brydges, Ontario 48 Lance Erskine – Brantford, Ontario 49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, Ontario 50LS Adrian Stahle – Kitchener, Ontario 51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, Ontario 52 Ryan Hunsinger – Stouffville, Ontario 56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ontario 70MM Dave McKnight – Brampton, Ontario 74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ontario 77E Ashton VanEvery – Ohsweken, Ontario 77T Tyeller Powless – Ohsweken, Ontario 94 Ryan Fraser – Rockwood, Ontario 99 Joshua Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – NT 1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[2]; 2. 45-Nick Sheridan[1]; 3. 56-Dereck Lemyre[4]; 4. 31-Dale Curran[5]; 5. 7-Eric Gledhill[7]; 6. 99-Joshua Hill[3]; 7. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[9]; 8. 94-Ryan Fraser[8]; 9. 20-Johnny Miller[6]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 2:08.676 1. 3S-Austin Roes[1]; 2. 74-Rob Neely[5]; 3. BS39-Brett Stratford[7]; 4. 49L-Lucas Smith[9]; 5. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[2]; 6. 48-Lance Erskine[6]; 7. 52-Ryan Hunsinger[3]; 8. 38-Derek Miller[8]; 9. MK8-Matt Hill[4]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – NT 1. 19D-Allan Downey[1]; 2. 12DD-Darren Dryden[4]; 3. 39-Jonah Mutton[3]; 4. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[5]; 5. 2M-Steve Murdock[7]; 6. 51-Trevor Young[8]; 7. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[6]; 8. 77T-Tyeller Powless[2]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT 1. 19D-Allan Downey[3]; 2. BS39-Brett Stratford[1]; 3. 45-Nick Sheridan[5]; 4. 31-Dale Curran[11]; 5. 56-Dereck Lemyre[9]; 6. 7-Eric Gledhill[13]; 7. 74-Rob Neely[2]; 8. 39-Jonah Mutton[10]; 9. 99-Joshua Hill[19]; 10. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[17]; 11. 48-Lance Erskine[18]; 12. 3S-Austin Roes[6]; 13. 49L-Lucas Smith[8]; 14. 77T-Tyeller Powless[24]; 15. 2M-Steve Murdock[14]; 16. 20-Johnny Miller[25]; 17. 94-Ryan Fraser[22]; 18. 38-Derek Miller[23]; 19. 51-Trevor Young[15]; 20. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[12]; 21. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[20]; 22. (DNF) 50LS-Adrian Stahle[16]; 23. (DNF) 52-Ryan Hunsinger[21]; 24. (DNF) 12DD-Darren Dryden[4]; 25. (DNF) 5D-Jacob Dykstra[7]; 26. (DNF) MK8-Matt Hill[26] A-Main Lap Leaders – Brett Stratford 1- 18; Allan Downey 19-25 Margin of Victory – 1.236 seconds Hard Charger – Joshua Hill +10

Up Next: Friday, October 15, 2021 – Brockville Ontario Speedway – Brockville, Ontario Saturday, October 16, 2021 – Brockville Ontario Speedway – Brockville, Ontario

 

 

POIRIER SWEEPS THE FALL CLASSIC, CLAIMS KNIGHTS OF THUNDER TITLE

By Tommy Goudge

PORT COLBORNE, Ont. (October 2, 2021) – Jordan Poirier swept The Fall Classic weekend at Humberstone Speedway and claimed the inaugural series championship.

FRIDAY Jordan Poirier’s dominance of Humberstone Speedway continued on Friday night as the Quebec driver won the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series A-Main on night one of The Fall Classic.

Ryan Turner and Jim Huppunen entered the final weekend of the 2021 season as Poirier’s closest challengers for the 2021 championship. Turner and Huppunen drew front row starting positions for the 25 lap A-Main, while Poirier started in row four. Turner took the early lead, while Poirier made a beeline to the front.

Only one lap was completed before DJ Christie spun in turn three; Turner kept the lead on the restart, while Poirier restarted fourth behind Huppunen and Jamie Turner. Ryan Turner opened a gap when the race restarted, but Poirier began to eat into that advantage after moving to second on lap five. Row ten starter Cory Turner was also advancing through the field early in the race, and moved past Huppunen for the fifth spot on lap nine.

Poirier caught Turner just before the halfway point of the race as both began to encounter traffic. A spirited joust ensued as the two championship contenders traded the lead several times in heavy traffic. Poirier eventually prevailed and went on to claim his seventh win of the season and fourth at Humberstone.

Ryan Turner had trouble getting around some of the lapped cars and settled for the runner-up spot. Cory Turner finished third, followed by Jamie Turner, Josh Hansen, Liam Martin, Travis Cunningham, Jim Huppunen, DJ Christie, and Mikey Kruchka. Heat race wins were claimed by Liam Martin, DJ Christie, and Aaron Turkey, each earning $100 from the Friday Night Thunder TV crew.

SATURDAY Jordan Poirier needed only to take the green flag in Saturday night’s A-Main to clinch the inaugural Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series championship, but he did much more than that; Poirier put an exclamation point on his championship season by completing a sweep of The Fall Classic at Humberstone Speedway.

Shone Evans and Josh Hansen drew front row starting positions for the final Knights of Thunder event of 2021. Evans got the lead when the green flag dropped, but the race was halted with one lap complete when Holly Porter’s car rolled over in turn two. Porter’s crew worked to replace the damaged top wing, but ran out of time before the race restarted.

Evans held the lead on the restart while Poirier quickly moved into the top three. Evans and Hansen were at the front of the field when the race was halted again for Scott Burk who flipped hard in turn three. Burk climbed out of his car uninjured, but done for the night. Poirier pounced on Hansen after the restart, and stalked Evans for several laps before making the winning move on lap 11. Several spirited battles developed as the green flag stayed out for the remainder of the race, and Poirier encountered heavy traffic.

Poirier was eventually able to get into clear track again and cruise to his eighth win of the season, while Evans fought off Hansen and the Turner brothers – Ryan and Cory – to claim the runner-up spot. Hansen settled for third, followed by Ryan Turner, Cory Turner, Jim Huppunen, DJ Christie, Aaron Turkey, Travis Cunningham, and Tyler Rand. Heat races for the season finale were claimed by Poirier, Huppunen, and Hansen, each earning $100 from the Friday Night Thunder TV crew.

Poirier finished 57 points ahead of Ryan Turner in the final championship standings, earning $5,000 for the title along with a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2022 Bristol Dirt Race and the coveted knight’s helm. The top ten drivers in points earned at least $1,000 from the 2021 points fund, including Ryan Turner, Jim Huppunen, Josh Hansen, DJ Christie, Travis Cunningham, Cory Turner, Liam Martin, Tyler Rand, and Jamie Turner.

Series officials wish to sincerely thank all drivers, teams, officials, track operators, sponsors, and fans for their support of the inaugural Pinty’s Knights of Thunder season. A total of 39 drivers participated in at least one Pinty’s Knights of Thunder event in 2021, with four drivers – Jordan Poirier (8), Jim Huppunen (2), DJ Christie (2), and Ryan Turner (1) – claiming at least one victor’s sword.

Make sure to visit the official website and social media pages of the Knights of Thunder for news and updates on the 2022 season!

Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series Race Report – Friday, October 1, 2021 Humberstone Speedway Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

Roster 0 Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, Ontario 01K Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton, Ontario 1 Holly Porter – Dorchester, Ontario 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, Ontario 9 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ontario 9B Scott Burk – Charing Cross, Ontario 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario 11J Chris Jones – Picton, Ontario 13 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario 18 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, Ontario 27 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford, Ontario 28 Jordan Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ontario 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, Ontario 84 Tyler Rand – Picton, Ontario 87X Shone Evans – Scotland, Ontario 88H Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ontario 90 Travis Cunningham – Grimsby, Ontario 91 Ryan Turner – Dunnville, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – NT 1. 5-DJ Christie[5]; 2. 11-Jamie Turner[3]; 3. 88H-Josh Hansen[6]; 4. 9B-Scott Burk[1]; 5. 90-Travis Cunningham[2]; 6. 70-Baily Heard[4]; 7. 27-Paul Ballantyne[7]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 1:57.240 1. 9-Liam Martin[3]; 2. 0-Jim Huppunen[1]; 3. 91-Ryan Turner[4]; 4. 01K-Mikey Kruchka[5]; 5. 11J-Chris Jones[2]; 6. (DNF) 18-Mike Thorne[6]; 7. (DNS) 84-Tyler Rand

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 1:58.329 1. 68-Aaron Turkey[1]; 2. 28-Jordan Poirier[4]; 3. 13-Cory Turner[3]; 4. 15-Dan Nanticoke[2]; 5. 87X-Shone Evans[5]; 6. 1-Holly Porter[6]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT 1. 28-Jordan Poirier[8]; 2. 91-Ryan Turner[1]; 3. 13-Cory Turner[9]; 4. 11-Jamie Turner[7]; 5. 88H-Josh Hansen[6]; 6. 9-Liam Martin[5]; 7. 90-Travis Cunningham[14]; 8. 0-Jim Huppunen[2]; 9. 5-DJ Christie[3]; 10. 01K-Mikey Kruchka[10]; 11. 68-Aaron Turkey[4]; 12. 9B-Scott Burk[12]; 13. 87X-Shone Evans[13]; 14. 15-Dan Nanticoke[11]; 15. 84-Tyler Rand[20]; 16. 11J-Chris Jones[15]; 17. 70-Baily Heard[17]; 18. 1-Holly Porter[16]; 19. 27-Paul Ballantyne[18]; 20. (DNF) 18-Mike Thorne[19] A-Main Lap Leaders – Ryan Turner 1-13, 15; Jordan Poirier 14, 16-25 Margin of Victory – 4.273 seconds Hard Charger – Jordan Poirier +7

Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series Race Report – Saturday, October 2, 2021 Humberstone Speedway Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

Roster 0 Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, Ontario 1 Holly Porter – Dorchester, Ontario 5 DJ Christie – Beachville, Ontario 9 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ontario 9B Scott Burk – Charing Cross, Ontario 11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario 11J Chris Jones – Picton, Ontario 13 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario 15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario 18 Mike Thorne – Caledonia, Ontario 27 Paul Ballantyne – Brantford, Ontario 28 Jordan Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec 46 Kevin Pauls – St. Catharines, Ontario 68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ontario 70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, Ontario 84 Tyler Rand – Picton, Ontario 87X Shone Evans – Scotland, Ontario 88H Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ontario 90 Travis Cunningham – Grimsby, Ontario 91 Ryan Turner – Dunnville, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 2:11.511 1. 28-Jordan Poirier[6]; 2. 70-Baily Heard[2]; 3. 87X-Shone Evans[3]; 4. 84-Tyler Rand[1]; 5. 11J-Chris Jones[4]; 6. 11-Jamie Turner[5]; 7. (DNS) 18-Mike Thorne

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 2:09.297 1. 0-Jim Huppunen[1]; 2. 5-DJ Christie[3]; 3. 91-Ryan Turner[5]; 4. 68-Aaron Turkey[4]; 5. 1-Holly Porter[6]; 6. 46-Kevin Pauls[2]; 7. 27-Paul Ballantyne[7]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 2:11.080 1. 88H-Josh Hansen[2]; 2. 13-Cory Turner[3]; 3. 90-Travis Cunningham[1]; 4. 9-Liam Martin[5]; 5. 9B-Scott Burk[4]; 6. 15-Dan Nanticoke[6]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT 1. 28-Jordan Poirier[5]; 2. 87X-Shone Evans[1]; 3. 88H-Josh Hansen[2]; 4. 91-Ryan Turner[7]; 5. 13-Cory Turner[6]; 6. 0-Jim Huppunen[8]; 7. 5-DJ Christie[3]; 8. 68-Aaron Turkey[11]; 9. 90-Travis Cunningham[10]; 10. 84-Tyler Rand[13]; 11. 9-Liam Martin[9]; 12. 11J-Chris Jones[14]; 13. 11-Jamie Turner[17]; 14. 15-Dan Nanticoke[16]; 15. 70-Baily Heard[4]; 16. 46-Kevin Pauls[18]; 17. (DNF) 9B-Scott Burk[15]; 18. (DNF) 1-Holly Porter[12]; 19. (DNF) 27-Paul Ballantyne[19]; 20. (DNS) 18 Mike Thorne[20] A-Main Lap Leaders – Shone Evans 1-10; Jordan Poirier 11-25 Margin of Victory – 8.565 seconds Hard Charger – Jordan Poirier +4

 

 

Chris Myers and Henry Hornsby III Grab Wins at Finale at the Valley in Front of Packed House

Ohio Valley Speedway October 4th, 2021

(Washington, WV) In a successful but rain plagued season the Ohio Valley Speedway put the finishing touches on the 2021 racing season this past Saturday with the running of the traditional Finale at the Valley. With nearly 140 race cars entering thru the gate, competition was high and racing action would be tremendous all evening long at the legendary Lubeck facility. A packed house and a blistering fast and superb racing surface would see a new track record in the Sprint Cars would parlay into a fantastic night of action. Picking up coveted Finale at the Valley hardware were Chris Myers, Henry Hornsby III, Thomas Baker, KC Burdette, Lance Weppler and Jacob Hughes.

It was also ‘Suicide Awareness Night’ as the speedway would pay tribute to those lost too soon and help create awareness and funds for the ‘You Are Not Alone’ campaign. A hearty thank you from the track management for all those that helped and contributed to such a great cause and your much appreciated help and generosity will continue to make a difference in this worthy cause.

A very fast track would await the winged warriors of the OVSCA Sprint series with great racing throughout the field that would see Pete Smith Memorial winner Jamie Myers set the eventual early pace mixing it up with Wayne McPeek. Sliders and cushion banging was the story line throughout the 25-lap affair but all eyes would turn to Chris Myers aboard the 38k machine as the talented wheelman would vault to the top spot late in the race to secure the impressive win. Following Myers across the stripe was a charging Kory Crabtree, Jamie Myers, Andre Layfield and Ricky Peterson. Crabtree would set a new track record in qualifications with Crabtree and Jamie Myers collecting heat race wins.

In the Las Trancas Super Late Model feature event it was Beckley, WV’s Henry Hornsby making his first appearance of the season a profitable one as the likeable driver would hold off a bevy of talented wheelman to secure the win. A splendid race in which at the race midpoint would see the top four drivers under a blanket in lapped traffic thrilling fans from beginning to end. Hornsby would eventually hold off all challengers to secure the $2,000 payday ahead of 2021 track champion Ronnie Mayle, Chris Carpenter, Tyler Carpenter and Ed Shuman rounding out the top five. Ronnie Mayle would lay claim to the Ohio Valley Speedway Las Trancas Super Late Model track championship.

The Steel Block Late Model series would roll into town with a quality field. A wild and woolly finish would see race long leader Zach Milbee glance off the wall in turn 2 and collect 2nd running Corey Delancey allowing the ‘Moonman’ Thomas Baker to roll around the slowed duo with just two laps to go to collect the feature win. Following the excited Baker in victory lane was Tyler Riggs, Dustin Sprouse, TJ Watson and Glynn Booth rounding out the top five.

A stellar group of UMP Modifieds would take to the track with Parkersburg, WV’s KC Burdette blitzing the 23 car field enroute to the feature win. Following Burdette to the pay window was a great run by Chad Smith, Travis Dickson, Tyler Carpenter and Kyle Bond completing your top five. Securing the 2021 UMP Modified track championship was Coleman Evans of Mineral Wells, WV.

In the Pike Street Lanes Sportmod division a very stout field of 32 competitors would roll thru the gates looking for the $800 first prize. Picking up his 3rd win of the season at the Valley was Marietta, Ohio’s Lance Weppler. Finishing behind the winner was Matt Fizer, who would rally from an early race mishap back to the runner up position in impressive fashion, Randy Kerns, 2021 track champion Toby Wilson and Dawson Newell would round out the top five.

Tom Adkins would make a rare stop at the Ohio Valley Speedway and appear poised to collect the win in the Bill’s Auto Salvage 4 Cylinder division but a late race flat tire would relegate Adkins to the infield. This would put Jacob Hughes at the point and the driver of the sharp looking #5 machine has become no stranger to the Ohio Valley Speedway victory lane this season. The Marietta, Ohio driver would put his ride back in the victory circle for the 6th time in 2021. Following Hughes across the line was Josh Ayers, Larry Fizer, Justin Carpenter and 2021 Ohio Valley Speedway 4 Cylinder track champion Sam Dickel.

Congratulations to the 2021 Ohio Valley Speedway track champions including Ronnie Mayle in the Las Trancas Super Late Models, Coleman Evans in the UMP Modified division, Toby Wilson in the Pike Street Lanes Sportmods, Sam Dickel in the Bill’s Auto Salvage 4 Cylinder class and Isaac McLeish and Logan Perine in the Mike’s Auto Body WRA Mini Wedges.

Thanks to all the racers and fans that supported the Ohio Valley Speedway this season and we look forward to a great 2022 season.

Ohio Valley Speedway Feature Results for Saturday, October 2nd Finale at the Valley

OVSCA Sprint Feature: Chris Myers, Kory Crabtree, Jamie Myers, Andre Layfield, Ricky Peterson, Wayne McPeek, Josh Davis, Tyler Street, Dave Dickson, Reese Saldana, Lance Webb, Greg Mitchell, Eric Martin, Benny Hickel

 

 

 

Silver Dollar Speedway

Kalib Henry Drives to a Fall Nationals Title

(10-02-21) Chico, CA…A robust 69-winged 360 sprint cars lined the pit area of the Silver Dollar Speedway Saturday night October 2nd. The allure was not only the $5,000 winner’s payday but the chance to call yourself a Fall Nationals in Tribute to Stephen Allard winner. That is exactly what Kalib Henry and the McColloch racing No. 17 was able to shout out in victory lane after an exciting 40-lap finale. Henry started the main event in 10th and rocketed towards the top right away. By lap 25 he had taken the lead away from seventh place starting Corey Day. Henry led the final 15 laps with ease. The win was also exciting for the 21-year-old driver because it marked his first career winged sprint car win at Chico. “I used to run here on Friday nights and was never able to get a win,” said Henry. Tonight, he added his name to a long list of race winners at the Silver Dollar Speedway.

Second spot went to Justin Sanders who led the first ten laps of the feature event. Sanders was passed by Corey Day on lap 11. On lap 20 Sanders fell to third when Henry passed him. On lap 25, Day fell from the lead to third. Sanders moved back into second but was never able to catch Henry. Day finished third and will one day soon capture his first career win at Chico. Five-time Fall Nationals champion Tim Kaeding started ninth and quickly moved to fourth by lap 13. From there Kaeding neither gained a spot or lost the spot and finished fourth. The hard charger of the night was Colby Copeland. He came straight out of the B main, started last and charged his way to a fifth-place finish. What a triumph for him and his team.

The Hobby Stock main evert was excellent. The lead of the race changed spots for the first eight laps of the race. Yet, once Bill Patterson took the lead on lap eight, he never looked back. He withstood heavy pressure from Toby Merrifield and Todd Cooper near the end of the race to get the popular win. Patterson just recently came back into racing and looks like he made the right decision to get behind the wheel. Four different drivers had a share of the lead during those first eight laps. Todd Cooper, Zach Lindgren, and Kyle Cheney joined Patterson as early leaders. Jacob Johnson moved into second on lap 10 but a mechanical issue sidelined him on lap 13. Cooper finished in second place. Merrifield came across the finish line in third. Tenth place starting Aaron Flournoy finished fourth. Fifth place went to last nights winner Shannon Collins.

Jacob Johnson, James West, and Joe Gillock each won their eight-lap heat race. A total of 19 Hobby Stocks attended tonight’s race.

Jodie Robinson won the 15-lap B main event. Willie Croft ran second. Copeland third and Tanner Holmes in fourth. Brian McGahan Jr. and John Clarke each won their 12-lap C main events. Dominic Scelzi was fastest in group two qualifying at a 12.067. Ryan Robinson was fastest in group one with a 12.111.

Full results at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1922929

 

 

Derek Hauck Wires Field for Clinton County’s Sprint Car Nittany 40 …Greesman takes CW Smith Memorial Honors

MILL HALL, PA – Derek Hauck of Allenwood topped the field of 33 RaceSaver sprint cars to claim the Nittany 40 championship on Saturday at the Clinton County Speedway. Jason Geesman was victorious in the CW Smith Memorial for the Pro Stocks. Jeffrey Weaver of Lock Haven won the 270, Johnny Smith of Scranton won the 600 Micro Sprints and Shawn Stahl won the 4 Cylinder feature event.

Derek Hauck and Dylan Proctor brought the full field of RaceSaver Sprint cars to the green lap of the 40 main event. Hauck led the first lap with Proctor and Garret Bard in pursuit. On lap number two, Bard brought out the first caution of the event when he spun in turn number two. Following the restart, Hauck maintained the lead while Ken Duke Jr. battled with Proctor for the runner up position. Duke made the pass for second, while seventh place starter Jared Zionkowski took the third spot on lap number four. By lap number eight, Hauck had caught the rear of the field and began to encounter lapped traffic. The top three worked their way through lapped traffic.

A lap fourteen caution occurred when Nathan Gramley slowed going down the back stretch. Again, Duke and Zionkowski were looking for an opportunity to steal the top spot from Hauck. On lap 15, Hauck led Duke, Zionkowski, Scott Lutz and Dominic Melair. By lap 21, Hauck again caught the rear of the field and put a lapped car between him and Duke. Duke quickly cleared the lapped car and hoped for Hauck to make a mistake. On lap 22, Kruz Kepner’s car broke sending him out over the turn three and four embankment bringing out the caution once again.

Hauck brought the field back to speed with Duke, Zionkowski, Melair and Proctor in the top five running order. On lap twenty eight, Hauck began to dice through lapped traffic with Duke and Zionkowski in close contention. The top three weaved their way through traffic for the final twelve laps. When the checkered flag waved Hauck was the first to cross the line by 1.195 seconds over Duke, Zionkowski, Melair and Proctor. Sixth through tenth were Josh Beamer, Tylor Cochran, Matt Tebbs, Scott Lutz, and Garrett Bard. Heat races were won by Lutz, Zionkowski, Bard and Hauck. Lutz set a new 1 lap track record with a time of 12.983 seconds during time-trials. The B-Main was won by Ryan Lynn.

Tommy Dawson and AJ Hoffman lead the field of Pro Stocks to the line for the start of the CW Smith Memorial 50 lap main event. Hoffman led the opening laps. On lap number five, fourth place starter AJ Stroup took the lead while Cory Long, Brandon Moser and Brad Benton battled for the top five. Three cars tangled in turns one and two to bring out the caution on lap number six. Stroup continued to lead the race with Hoffman, Long and Moser in a contested battle for the lead. On lap number nine, the caution flag waved for Chris Orwig, who took his car to the pits. One lap later an accident occurred between Noah Jensen and Jason Smith forcing both cars to the pit area. By lap number 11, Geesman who started third, but drifted back to fifth, rebounded into the runner up position.

By lap 15, Stroup was holding off Geesman, Moser, Long and Dawson as the top five. On lap number 19, Long and Moser touched causing Long to spin, while Moser went to the pits with a flat tire. Geesman used the restart to get a run at Stoup and took the lead. At the midway point of the race, Geesman led Stroup, Hoffman, Dawson, and Ray Rothfuss. Corey Long and Moser, who went to the rear of the field for cautions, began to work their way back towards the front. By lap number 30 Long entered the top five, and by lap 36 had moved into the second spot. Moser re-entered the top five on lap number 34 and took the fourth spot from Stroup on lap 37. With ten laps remaining, Geesman led Long, Moser, Stroup, and Hoffman. The field entered lapped traffic with four laps to go. Geesaman was able to claim the win over Long, Moser, Stroup, and Hoffman. Sixth through tenth were Dawson, Mike Koser, Rothfuss, Thomas Moon, and Rooster Peters. Heat races were won by Stroup, Moser, and Jason Smith.

Jeffrey Weaver charged from the third position to take the lead by the completion of lap number one in the 270 Micro Sprint feature. Shaun Musser was running in second until lap number twelve, when Tyler Clowes took the runner up position. Weaver led every lap of the 15 lap feature for the win, tying for third on the all time win list with former Thunder Car and Late Model Champion, George Fultz. Clowes took second, Skeetz Hockenbrock advanced from deep in the pack to take third followed by Jillian Maurer and Logan Hammaker. Heats were won by Clowes and Weaver.

In the 600 Micro Sprints, Johnny Smith led every lap to earn the victory. Weaver finished second, Holden was third and Jeff Gyunia was fourth.

Shawn Stahl led the opening laps of the 4 Cylinder main event. Fourth place starter Cody Stover led lap three and four, then hit the wall and took his car to the pit area. Stahl inherited the lead and led the remaining laps to his first win of the year. Blake Snyder took the second position on lap number nine. Dillan Craft and Chris Small battled for third and fourth, while Joey Snook finished fifth. Heats were won by Stahl, John Bower and Cody Stover.

The Clinton County Speedway returns this Saturday for the 2021 Season Finale. Strouse Electric will present the Super Late Models for $5,000 to win the 50 lap main event. The Pro Stocks, 270 Micro Sprints and the 4 Cylinders will be part of the four division show. Gates will open at 1PM, Hot laps at 4PM and racing begins at 4:30PM. For more speedway information visit www.ClintonCountySpeedway.com

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RACESAVER SPRINTS: 1. Derek Hauck 2. Ken Duke Jr. 3. Jared Zionkowski 4. Dominic Melair 5. Dylan Proctor 6. Josh Beamer 7. Tylor Cochran 8. Matt Tebbs 9. Scott Lutz 10. Garret Bard 11. Jarrett Cavalet 12. Jeffrey Weaver 13. Mike Melair 14. Mike Alleman 15. Dustin Prettyleaf 16. Dakota Schweikart 17. Ryan Lynn 18. Dale Schweikart 19. Jason Roush 20. Robbie Bartchey 21. Reed Thompson 22. Will Brunson 23. Kruz Kepner 24. Drew Young 25. Nathan Gramley DNS: Hayden Walizer, Fred Arnold, Austin Greenland, Chris Kreider, Dave Guss Jr. Josh Fox, Zach Rhodes, Erick Knopp

PRO STOCKS: 1. Jason Geesman 2. Cory Long 3. Brandon Moser 4. AJ Stroup 5. AJ Hoffman 6. Tommy Dawson 7. Mike Koser 8. Thomas Moon 9. Ray Rothfuss 10. Rooster Peters 11. Ron Benton 12. Bradley Benton 13. Curtis Lawton 14. Jason Smith 15. Noah Jensen 16. Kris Orwig Sr. 17. Robert Tressler 18. Gary Mellott 19. Mike Gray DNS Rich Fye, Noah Kissinger, John Zimmerman

270 MICROS: 1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Tyler Clowes 3. Skeetz Hockenbrock. 4. Jillian Maurer 5. Logan Hammaker 6. Mitchell Holden 7. Mac Wert 8. Hunter Zimmerman 9. Shaun Musser 10. Levi Brungard 11. Cory Stabley 12. Evan Dickey

600 MICROS: 1. Johnny Smith 2. Jeffrey Weaver 3. Mitchell Holden 4. Jeff Gyuina

4 CYLINDERS: 1. Shawn Stahl 2. Blake Snyder 3. Dillan Craft 4. Chris Small 5. Joey Snook 6. Donald Wynn 7. Anthony Peter 8. John Baney 9. Chelsea Harris 10. Zach Rill 11. Tim Muthler 12. Tyler Shahl 13. Donnie Wagner 14. Brooke Potter 15. Coty Maines 16. Larry Beacher Jr. 17. Emily Brouse 18. Cody Stover 19. Bryan Hackenberg 20. Andrew Ricketts 21. Paul Young 22. John Bower DNS: Hunter Flook, Keith Haagen

 

 

Vanderboom closes 2021 MSA campaign with Beaver Dam Raceway triumph

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) October 2, 2021 – The 2021 Akright Auto Parts of Sheboygan Falls Midwest Sprint Car Association season fittingly ended very much like it began with a thrilling duel for the lead in heavy lapped traffic in the closing laps of the 25-lap A main at the birthplace of Winged 360 Sprint Car racing in southeastern Wisconsin – Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam. Wis. on Saturday, Oct. 2.

While the 2021 MSA season opener on April 17 saw 2011 series champion Ben Schmidt of Plymouth nip 2021 MSA and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls in dense lapped traffic to steal the victory on the final lap, the non-points season finale main event saw Jack Vanderboom of Dousman outduel Arenz in the closing laps to claim his second career 25-lap MSA triumph in the 2021 curtain closer.
Vanderboom, who started on the outside of the front row, outpowered polesitter Tim Haddy of Waupun to grab the lead on the opening lap of the 25-lap MSA headliner.

On lap 2, Arenz moved in from his fourth starting spot to seize second in the running order on the well-manicured, multi-grove Beaver Dam Raceway track surface. On lap 6, Vanderboom hit lapped traffic, which allowed Arenz to cut the gap along the high line of the third-mile clay oval.

On lap 7, Arenz dove low to briefly take the lead in turn two. However, Vanderboom fended off Arenz’s charge to retain the lead heading down the back stretch.

One lap later, a red flag appeared when Tim Haddy flipped in turn two. Five-time MSA champion Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee, who started seventh, used a strong restart to slip past Arenz for second on lap 8.

By lap 13, Vanderboom again caught the back of the field and went to work slicing his way through slower traffic. Arenz dialed up his efforts in thick lapped traffic over the final five laps as he regained second from Davis on lap 21 and rapidly closed in on the leader along the cushion.

Arenz advanced to within striking distance on lap 24 and remained close to Vanderboom throughout the final lap, but he was unable to draw near enough to set up a pass attempt as Vanderboom went on to claim his second career MSA A-main triumph and his second main event victory in the span of a week.

Arenz hung on to take second, Davis was third, second-year driver Alex Pokorski of West Bend, who started fifth, recorded a career-best fourth-place showing in the last-ever MSA event for his Pokorski Motorsports team and three-time Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion Donny Goeden of Kewaskum returned to the seat of an MSA Sprint Car for the first time in five years to record a fifth-place finish behind the wheel of the No. 44 car normally driven by Jason Johnson, after starting sixth.

The 27th full MSA 360 Sprint Car Series racing event of the 2021 campaign, which was held as the second half of the two-day Wingless Nationals event, featured 21 MSA 360 Sprint Cars for the series’ fifth and final appearance of the season at the third-mile Beaver Dam Raceway facility.

Travis Arenz turned in the fastest MSA qualifying lap with a time of 13.026 seconds.

MSA heat race victories went to Jack Vanderboom, Tim Haddy and Travis Arenz.

For updates on the 2022 Midwest Sprint Car Association season, visit www.msasprints.com or check out the Midwest Sprint Car Association Facebook page.

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Midwest Sprint Car Association
Beaver Dam Raceway
Beaver Dam, Wis.
October 2, 2021

QUALIFYING
1, Travis Arenz 13.026 2, Kevin Karnitz 13.077 3, Lance Fassbender 13.150 4, Donny Goeden 13.179 5, Tony Wondra 13.209 6, Alex Pokorski 13.273 7, Tim Haddy 13.283 8, Will Gerrits 13.299 9, Justin Miller 13.354 10, Jack Vanderboom 13.463 11, Kurt Davis 13.469 12, Katelyn Krebsbach 13.488 13, Clayton Rossmann 13.546 14, Bill Taylor 13.555 15, Dylan Winkel 13.621 16, Tyler Davis 13.641 17, Cole Possi 13.678 18, Jordan Paulsen 13.871 19, Josh Teunissen 14.073 20, Jeremy Hunt 14.180 21, Preston Ruh 14.193.

HEAT 1
1, Jack Vanderboom 2, Jordan Paulsen 3, Kurt Davis 4, Katelyn Krebsbach 5, Preston Ruh 6, Josh Teunissen 7, Jeremy Hunt.

HEAT 2
1, Tim Haddy 2, Alex Pokorski 3, Justin Miller 4, Tony Wondra 5, Lance Fassbender 6, Bill Taylor 7, Dylan Winkel.

HEAT 3
1, Travis Arenz 2, Donny Goeden 3, Kevin Karnitz 4, Tyler Davis 5, Clayton Rossmann 6, Will Gerrits 7, Cole Possi.

A MAIN
1, Jack Vanderboom 2, Travis Arenz 3, Kurt Davis 4, Alex Pokorski 5, Donny Goeden 6, Kevin Karnitz 7, Jordan Paulsen 8, Tyler Davis 9, Will Gerrits 10, Justin Miller 11, Tony Wondra 12, Cole Possi 13, Bill Taylor 14, Katelyn Krebsbach 15, Dylan Winkel 16, Lance Fassbender 17, Josh Teunissen 18, Clayton Rossmann 19, Jeremy Hunt 20, Preston Ruh 21, Tim Haddy.

 

 

PRICKETT SCORES SIXTH WMR WIN OF 2021 AT ADOBE MOUNTAIN

GLENDALE, ARIZ. (October 3, 2021) – David Prickett of Fresno made gains on the Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction championship battle on Saturday with a wire-to-wire win at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. Prickett led all 25-laps for his sixth points triumph of the 2021 campaign to close within eight points of Brentwood’s Blake Bower.

Las Vegas’ Kyle Hawse and Arizona’s Nathan High split the eight lap heat races for the 13-car field of stock production-powered Midgets. A three car inversion placed Prickett on the pole in Cameron Beard’s No. 24 entry. Hawse started outside pole on the 1/5th mile dirt oval.

High passed Hawse for second but Hawse was able to retake the position in the final laps for a career-best effort. High finished third followed by Santa Paula, Calif.’s Megan Moorhead. Tyler Rodriguez earned his series best result with a fifth-place finish as well.

Western Midget Racing returns to California this weekend for its final 2021 engagement at Petaluma Speedway.

For more information on Western Midget Racing, visit them at www.WesternMidgetRacing.com or follow them on Facebook!

Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

October 2, 2021 – Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 20 Kyle Hawse; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 3AZ Nathan High

FEATURE (25 laps) – 1. 24 David Prickett [1]; 2. 20 Kyle Hawse [2]; 3. 3AZ Nathan High [3]; 4. 20w Megan Moorhead [5]; 5. 55 Tyler Rodriguez [4]; 6. 22q Rocky Silva [8]; 7. 74 Greg Jewett [9]; 8. 5 Drake Edwards [6]; 10. 31 Todd Hawse [10]; 11. 7 Ashton Corey [11]; 12. 29a Cory Brown [7]; 13. 57 Kyle Huttenhow [12]

NEXT RACE: October 9 Petaluma Speedway (Petaluma, Calif.)

 

 

Daison Pursley Finishes Fall Brawl Weekend on Top at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex

Sweet Springs, MO. (10/02/2021) Daison Pursley out of Locust Grove, OK. finished off the Fall Brawl Weekend at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex with a trip to Victory Lane. Pursley found himself dominating the competition at the short track for night No. 2 on the weekend by capturing Auto Meter Heat Race No. 3 and earning himself the Max Papis Innovations High Point Man to start on the pole of the 30-lap main event.

As the field came around for the green flag, the pole sitter Daison Pursley jumped out to the early lead, and brought teammate Buddy Kofoid with him to follow along in the second position. Right off the bat two instant cautions brought the field to a single file restart, and Pursley still prevailed with the lead. Keith Kunz Motorsports teammates ran positions one, two, and three as the field navigated through lapped traffic only 10 laps in. Kofoid found himself catching Pursley in traffic right as the red flag came out for Taylor Reimer in turn 3&4.

With eleven laps completed, Pursley brought the 25 car field back to green. Kofoid slid Pursley to try and take over the lead once again, but Pursley pulled ahead. Behind the leaders, the current Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Points leader, Bryant Wiedeman and Kaylee Bryson trade positions for third. Wiedeman claimed the position as Bryson bobbled the cushion in turn four and came to a stop. As the field came back to green, Pursley led, Kofoid second, Wiedeman in third, Andrew Felker in fourth and Tanner Berryhill in fifth.

The top five cars space themselves out but positions six through ten battle five wide around the track to gain positions. Pursley gaps himself from second place and rode the top side to find himself in Lucas Oil POWRi League Victory Lane for the fourth time this season at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex. Buddy Kofoid finished second, Andrew Felker in third, Bryant Wiedeman in fourth, and Jace Park rounded out the top five.

Midgets Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 08-Cannon McIntosh

MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 21-Emilio Hoover

Auto Meter Heat 3 Winner: 71K-Daison Pursley

Max Papis Innovations High Point: 71K-Daison Pursley

TRD Hard Charger: 87-Jace Park

Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 71K-Daison Pursley

POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 71K-Daison Pursley 2. 67-Buddy Kofoid 3. 11A-Andrew Felker 4. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 5. 87-Jace Park 6. 26-Chance Crum 7. 17-Tanner Berryhill 8. 08-Cannon McIntosh 9. 97-Brenham Crouch 10. 21K-Karter Sarff 11. 50-Daniel Adler 12. 321-Chad Winfrey 13. 71-Kaylee Bryson 14. 17A-Austin Brown 15. 10-Garet Williamson 16. 67K-Cade Lewis 17. 86-Brent Crews 18. 44-Branigan Roark 19. 21-Emilio Hoover 20. 25-Taylor Reimer 21. 7U-Kyle Jones 22. 00-Chase McDermand 23. 15-Natalie Doney 24. 60E-Mark Billings 25. 2C-Trevor Casey

The Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget Leagues will be back in action October 14-16 in Oklahoma.

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Silver Dollar Speedway

Tanner Carrick Shines on Opening Night of Fall Nationals

(10-01-21) Chico, CA…Tanner Carrick earned a hard-fought win during opening night of the 28th Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals in tribute to Stephen Allard. Carrick picked up a $300 bonus from Country Builders Construction that added to his $3,000 opening night win. It was Carrick’s second win of the year at Chico. An abundance of 66-winged sprint cars entered the first night of racing with more expected tomorrow night.

Andy Forsberg won the 8-lap, 8-car dash which earned him the front row starting spot. Forsberg took advantage of his starting spot and led the first 10-laps. Forsberg looked to be the driver to beat until lap 10 when his car bounced through a hole in turn one and offset his car enough for Tanner Carrick to pass him. On lap 16, the leaders where in heavy traffic. This allowed Forsberg the chance to pass Carrick and retake the lead. It was heartbreak city for Forsberg on lap 19 when he seemed to hit the same hole in turn one and the car begin to dance wildly and uncontrollably off the edge of the track. Carrick zoomed by as did eight other drivers. Forsberg ultimately pulled off one lap later.

On lap 23 Kyle Hirst drove by Carrick on the top of the track. Hirst seemed poised to go on and win the show. A lap 25 yellow slowed the event and would set up a five-lap dash to the win. Hirst had been a rocket ship up top, and, on the restart, it is where he drove the Tiner/Hirst House car. Carrick dove back to the bottom and the race was on for the win. As the two raced side by side the next lap, it was Carrick who took the lead back for good on lap 27. Carrick went on to win by over a full second. Hirst was second. A late race charge by Kalib Henry moved him into a third-place finish. Justin Sanders was solid all night and finished fourth. Kaleb Montgomery rounded out the top five. The fans loved the great racing.

Colby Johnson won the 15-lap B main event. Bobby Butler won the first C main event. Andy Gregg dominated the second C main event. Kyle Hirst picked up $150 from ManCamp Motorsports by turning the fastest lap in group one. His time was a 12.001. Kalib Henry rocketed to an 11.951 in group two and grabbed the other $150 cash bonus.

Shannon Collins was declared the winner of the 20-lap Hobby Stock main event after the car who finished first was disqualified after a post-race inspection. Collins did a great job in winning the star-studded event. Donny Deeter was solid and finished second. James West ran in the third spot. Robert Warf finished fourth. Kyle Allen rounded out the top five. Twenty-one cars started the main event. Only seven cars were running at the end. Numerous yellow flags slowed the event.

Collins clean swept the night by also winning the first heat race. Keith Ross got the win in heat two. John Johnson won an action packed third heat race. Overall, 24 Hobby Stocks entered tonight’s show. The Hobby Stocks are set to return the following night.

Full results are on-line at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1921981

 

 

Arenz storms to 11th MSA triumph of 2021 campaign

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) October 1, 2021 – After wrapping up his first career Midwest Sprint Car Association and Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car season points titles last week, Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls continued his dream season by capturing his 11th A-main victory of the 2021 season in a non-points 25-lap Akright Auto Parts of Sheboygan Falls MSA main event Friday, Oct. 1 at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis.

The 26th MSA 360 Sprint Car Series racing event of the 2021 campaign, which was held as the first half of the two-day Wingless Nationals event, drew a solid field of 28 MSA 360 Sprint Cars for the series’ fourth appearance of the season at the third-mile Beaver Dam Raceway facility.

Outside front row starter Kevin Karnitz of West Bend powered past polesitter Tyler Davis of Franklin to grab the lead on the opening lap of the MSA headliner.

On lap 2, fourth starter Travis Arenz worked the outside groove of the lightning fast and tacky track surface to assume the top spot exiting turn two. Arenz wasted no time in building up a half-straightaway lead over Karnitz by lap 5.

One lap later, Arenz caught the back of the field and began the process of slicing his way through slower traffic. As Arenz extended his advantage in dense lapped traffic, the first of two caution flags appeared on lap 11 when Tyler Tischendorf of Waupaca and Bill Taylor of Boltonville collided along the front stretch.

On the restart, Arenz and Karnitz were separated by three lapped cars mixed in between the two front runners before the red flag appeared on the ensuing restart when 2005 MSA champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett flipped in turn two, during an incident which also resulted in damage to the cars of Tyler Davis and Beaver Dam’s Matt Rechek.

The incident also forced 2014 MSA Masters Series champion Paul Pokorski of West Bend and Jason Johnson of Campbellsport to spend time in the work area before returning to the track.

After the restart, it was all smooth sailing for Arenz, who again bolted away from Karnitz en route to his 22nd career MSA A-main victory to move into a tie for sixth on the all-time MSA victory list with Donny Goeden in just his fourth full season of 360 Sprint Car competition.

The win was also Arenz's third consecutive MSA A-main triumph at Beaver Dam Raceway.

Karnitz placed second, five-time MSA champion and all-time MSA A-main victory leader Kurt Davis of South Milwaukee placed third, after starting eighth, Will Gerrits of Waupun moved up from his seventh starting spot to take fourth and 16th starter Tim Haddy of Waupun rounded out the top five.

Nick Daywalt of Hubertus turned in the fastest MSA qualifying lap with a time of 13.060 seconds. Daywalt was also victorious in the 15-lap MSA B main.

MSA heat race victories went to Kurt Davis, Will Gerrits, Justin Miller of Plymouth and Lance Fassbender.

The MSA is scheduled to close out the 2021 season with the second half of the Wingless Nationals doubleheader on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wis.

Spectator gates will open at 4:30 p.m. with racing to begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Midwest Sprint Car Association

Beaver Dam Raceway

Beaver Dam, Wis.

October 1, 2021

HEAT 1

1, Kurt Davis 2, Jason Johnson 3, Tyler Davis 4, Dylan Winkel 5, Paul Pokorski 6, Tyler Brabant 7, Josh Teunissen.

HEAT 2

1, Will Gerrits 2, Bill Taylor 3, Matt Rechek 4, Tim Haddy 5, Scott Conger 6, Blake Wondra 7, Cole Possi.

HEAT 3

1, Justin Miller 2, Jack Vanderboom 3, Tyler Tischendorf 4, Tony Wondra 5, Nick Daywalt 6, Mike Decker 7, Doug Pietz.

HEAT 4

1, Lance Fassbender 2, Travis Arenz 3, Kevin Karnitz 4, Katelyn Krebsbach 5, Chris Larson 6, Jeremy Hunt 7, Tristan Koenings.

B MAIN

1, Nick Daywalt 2, Tyler Brabant 3, Scott Conger 4, Mike Decker 5, Dylan Winkel 6, Josh Teunissen 7, Cole Possi 8, Chris Larson 9, Blake Wondra 10, Jeremy Hunt 11, Doug Pietz 12, Tristan Koenings.

A MAIN

1, Travis Arenz 2, Kevin Karnitz 3, Kurt Davis 4, Will Gerrits 5, Tim Haddy 6, Jack Vanderboom 7, Justin Miller 8, Paul Pokorski 9, Nick Daywalt 10, Katelyn Krebsbach 11, Jason Johnson 12, Scott Conger 13, Tony Wondra 14, Tyler Brabant 15, Mike Decker 16, Josh Teunissen 17, Dylan Winkel 18, Tyler Tischendorf 19, Tyler Davis 20, Matt Rechek 21, Lance Fassbender 22, Bill Taylor.

 

 

Crews Captures Seventh Lucas Oil POWRi Midget Win on the 2021 Season

Sweet Springs, MO. (10/01/2021) Brent Crews of Denver, NC prevails once again and earned himself a trip to victory lane at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex. The rookie behind the wheel of the CBIndustries No. 86 has been dominating this season with the Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget Leagues, and tonight he claimed his seventh feature event of the season. Crews carries great momentum into tomorrow's portion of the Fall Brawl at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex.

At the start of the 30-lap feature, the pole sitters, Kaylee Bryson and Daison Pursley on the outside, led the field to green. Pursley took to the bottom side of the race track and led lap one. Bryson fell back to the second position and Brent Crews followed along in third. As a couple of cautions came out for multiple drivers stopped on the track, the field was still led by Pursley.

Teammate to Pursley, Buddy Kofoid tracked down the top two and shortly got the lead away from Pursley on lap 17 after a restart. Kofoid struggled with the cushion which allowed the field to catch him and contest for the lead. After a few late race cautions, the leader Kofoid ran out of fuel after a restart which gave Crews the lead. With four laps to go, Crews kept the lead and went on to win his seventh career Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League feature event.

Chance Crum finished in the second position, Karter Sarff in third, Austin Brown in fourth, and Bryant Wiedeman rounded out the top five.
Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 7U-Kyle Jones
MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 71-Kaylee Bryson
Auto Meter Heat 3 Winner: 86-Brent Crews
Max Papis Innovations High Point: 71-Kaylee Bryson
Super Clean Semi-Feature 1:25-Taylor Reimer
TRD Hard Charger: 26-Chance Crum
Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 86-Brent Crews
POWRi Lucas Oil National & West Midget League Feature Results (30 laps): 1. 86-Brent Crews 2. 26-Chance Crum 3. 21K-Karter Sarff 4. 17A-Austin Brown 5. 01-Bryant Wiedeman 6. 25-Taylor Reimer 7. 7U-Kyle Jones 8. 10-Garrett Williamson 9. 71-Kaylee Bryson 10. 67-Buddy Kofoid 11. 2C-Trevor Casey 12. 44-Branigan Roark 13. 15-Xavier Doney 14. 67K-Cade Lewis 15. 21-Emilio Hoover 16. 71K-Daison Pursley 17. 00-Chase McDermand 18. 97-Branham Crouch 19. 321-Chad Winfery 20. 50-Daniel Adler 21. 08-Cannon McIntosh 22. 87-Jace Park

The Lucas Oil POWRi National & West Midget League will be back in action tomorrow, Saturday October 2nd at Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex.

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Hauck Romps at Selinsgrove

Derek Hauck put on a clinic Saturday night to post an emphatic, start-to-finish victory in the PA Sprint Series 20-lap feature at Selinsgrove Speedway.

The Allenwood driver, now in his second full season of sprint car competition in the Fultz Auto Body of Lock Haven/Hills Garage/White Horse Graphics #33, took advantage of a front-row starting position to grab the lead in the second turn of the opening lap and never looked back, negotiating traffic and holding off a late charge by Austin Reed to win by 1.246 seconds in a nonstop race.

Work responsibilities have limited Hauck’s racing this season to nine PASS starts (plus a few with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series), but this was his second win and sixth top-five finish in those nine events.

While Hauck was roaring through the field in the lead, a battle including as many as four cars was raging behind him, first for the runner-up spot, until Reed of Etters laid claim there, then for third, where a late charge by Doug Dodson of Middletown gave him that spot.

Veteran Fred Arnold of Richfield, who started on the pole and was in the thick of the top-five battle all race long, finished a career-best fourth, with Dom Melair of Warrington, also a race-long combatant in the top five, coming home fifth.

Completing the top 10 were rookie Paul Moyer (career-best sixth), 2020 PASS Rookie of the Year Dustin Young (career-best seventh), 2020 PASS and IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion Garrett Bard, Will Brunson and Mike Melair.

2019 PASS and IMCA/RaceSaver National Champion Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove got into the field as first alternate and started 24, then advanced to 13th at the finish to earn the Hard Charger Award for the race with his 11-position improvement. Justin Mills moved up nine spots to finish 11th.

Heat races for the 29-car field were won by Moyer, Tom Wise and Dom Melair, with Mike Alleman taking the B-Main.

The evening’s only serious incident took place in the first heat. Nick Sweigart, who had been scheduled to start on the pole, was penalized to the third position after two false starts, then hit new pole-sitter Erin Statler on the third start, causing her car to spin and his to flip. Neither driver was hurt, and Statler continued on in the race.

This Saturday, PASS teams join those of other RaceSaver groups for the interregional Nittany 40 at Clinton County Speedway. Original plans had two races that day, with teams competing earlier at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Raceway, but that race was cancelled.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

Results from Selinsgrove Speedway, September 25

HEAT 1 -- 1. 23M-Tom Wise; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 33-Derek Hauck; 4. 56-Tyler Snook; 5. 54-Mike Melair; 6. 31-Roger Weaver; 7. 2-Erin Statler; 8. M1-Justin Mills (DNF); 9. 8-Nick Sweigart (DNF). DNS - 19-Kruz Kepner.

HEAT 2 -- 1. 1M-Paul Moyer; 2. 5-Logan Spahr; 3. 25-Dustin Young; 4. 34-Austin Reed; 5. 8-Will Brunson; 6. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 7. 46-Mike Alleman; 8. 11W-Donnie Wise; 9. 98-Croix Beasom; 10. 51-Dave Graber (DNF).

HEAT 3 -- 1. 55-Dom Melair; 2. 95-Garrett Bard; 3. 88-Fred Arnold; 4. 14-Cale Reigle; 5. 99-Devin Adams; 6. 7-Drew Young; 7. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 8. 28R-Jason Roush; 9. 67-Ken Duke Jr. (DNF).

B-Main -- 1. 46-Mike Alleman; 2. M1-Justin Mills; 3. 2-Erin Statler; 4. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 5. 28R-Jason Roush; 6. 19-Kruz Kepner; 7. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 8. 11W-Donnie Wise; 9. 98-Croix Beasom; 10. 51-Dave Graber; 11. 8-Nick Sweigart (DNF).

FEATURE -- 1. 33-Derek Hauck; 2. 34-Austin Reed; 3. 20-Doug Dodson; 4. 88-Fred Arnold; 5. 55-Dom Melair; 6. 1M-Paul Moyer; 7. 25-Dustin Young; 8. 95-Garrett Bard; 9. 8-Will Brunson; 10. 54-Mike Melair; 11. M1-Justin Mills; 12. 99-Devin Adams; 13. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 14. 7-Drew Young; 15. 14-Cale Reigle; 16. 46-Mike Alleman; 17. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 18. 2-Erin Statler; 19. 23M-Tom Wise; 20. 28R-Jason Roush; 21. 5-Logan Spahr; 22. 56-Tyler Snook (DNF); 23. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz (DNF); 24. 31-Roger Weaver (DNF). DNS -- 19-Kruz Kepner; DNQ -- 11W-Donnie Wise; 98-Croix Beasom; 51-Dave Graber; 8-Nick Sweigart.

 

CRSA Sprints at Penn Can Speedway


A Main (25 Laps): 1. 45-Kevin Nagy[4] ($1,000); 2. 13T-Trevor Years[1]; 3. 3A-Jeff Trombley[17]; 4. 25W-Dana Wagner[5]; 5. 25H-Tyler Emmons[16]; 6. 9K-Kyle Pierce[6]; 7. 112-Mike VanPelt[3]; 8. 18C-Dan Craun[13]; 9. 18-Timmy Lotz[9]; 10. 4-Cliff Pierce[18]; 11. 29-Dalton Herrick[15]; 12. 41-Chase Moran[7]; 13. 1Q-Thomas Radivoy[8]; 14. 56D-Peter Dance[10]; 15. 4T-Ray Preston[2]; 16. 66-Jordan Hutton[12]; 17. 28-Ron Greek[14]; 18. J27-John Cunningham[11]

Powdertech Powdercoating Hard Charger: 3A Jeff Trombley +14
Maguire "Magnificent Move of the Race": 25H Tyler Emmons
Midstate Basement Authorities "Out of the Basement" Award: J27 John Cunningham

Heat 1: 1. 9K-Kyle Pierce[2]; 2. 1Q-Thomas Radivoy[3]; 3. 18-Timmy Lotz[1]; 4. 56D-Peter Dance[6]; 5. 18C-Dan Craun[4]; 6. 25H-Tyler Emmons[5]

Heat 2: 1. 4T-Ray Preston[1]; 2. 45-Kevin Nagy[2]; 3. 41-Chase Moran[4]; 4. J27-John Cunningham[6]; 5. 28-Ron Greek[3]; 6. 3A-Jeff Trombley[5]

Heat 3: 1. 13T-Trevor Years[1]; 2. 112-Mike VanPelt[2]; 3. 25W-Dana Wagner[6]; 4. 66-Jordan Hutton[4]; 5. 29-Dalton Herrick[5]; 6. 4-Cliff Pierce[3]

 

 

Timms and Bosma Produce Victories During Huset's Speedway Season Finale as Henderson and Ballenger Secure Track Championships

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 26, 2021) - Ryan Timms and Brandon Bosma wrapped up Championship Weekend by reaching Victory Lane during the Huset's Speedway season finale on Sunday.

Two other drivers also celebrated as Justin Henderson captured the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig track championship and Dusty Ballenger recorded the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series track title.

Polesitter Brooke Tatnell led the first nine laps of the 30-lap Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig main event before Timms made the race-winning pass in traffic on Lap 10.

"I took the opportunity in traffic to slide him and went from there," he said. "I tried the bottom a few times and felt it was way slower. That had me worried a little if they were right behind me."

They weren't.

While Tatnell maintained the runner-up position for the final two thirds of the feature, Timms pulled away to win by 4.734 seconds as he lapped up to the 10th-place finisher. The win was worth a total $8,000 thanks to a $3,000 bonus from Cressman Sanitation in memory of Curt Ness.

"I kind of screwed up," Tatnell said. "I just got behind that one lapped car. I was stuck up high. This kid is a gasser. You're going to hear a lot more of this kid. I believe tonight was ours to lose and we lost it."

Henderson rounded out the podium to cap the championship season in style.

"Nothing to hang our heads about tonight," he said. "It was a race track tonight if you were a little cautious it was going to bite you or move you back a few spots. I'm happy to be here and able to celebrate."

Mark Dobmeier placed fourth and Jack Dover advanced from 14th to fifth to earn the Hard Charger Award, which had a $1,000 bonus courtesy of Cressman Sanitation.

Dobmeier set quick time during qualifying before Noah Gass, Tatnell and Wade Nygaard each won a heat race.

Bosma led the final 14 laps as he posted his second Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series victory of the season at Huset's Speedway - tied for the most in the division.

He entered the event ranked second in the championship standings and maximized his points night, but Ballenger maneuvered from sixth to second place to secure the championship.

"We had a couple of mistakes and that kind of put me out of the championship," Bosma said before congratulating Ballenger as the two embraced on the frontstretch. "We're good friends. He's one heck of a racer."

Stu Snyder rallied from 11th to third with Daniel Nekolite, who led the first six laps, finishing fourth and Bayley Ballenger fifth.

Shane Fick was the fast qualifier. Dusty Ballenger, Bosma, Micah Slendy and Matt Johnson were the heat race winners. Trefer Waller won the B Main.

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND RACE RESULTS AT HUSET'S SPEEDWAY (Sept. 26, 2021) -

NOSA Series/Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 5T-Ryan Timms (4); 2. 16-Brooke Tatnell (1); 3. 7-Justin Henderson (2); 4. 13-Mark Dobmeier (7); 5. 81-Jack Dover (14); 6. 09-Matt Juhl (12); 7. 22-Riley Goodno (5); 8. 27-Carson McCarl (13); 9. 11M-Brendan Mullen (10); 10. 8H-Jade Hastings (11); 11. 35-Skylar Prochaska (16); 12. 14T-Tim Estenson (15); 13. ACE-Dusty Zomer (9); 14. 05-Colin Smith (20); 15. 0-Alex Schriever (18); 16. 101-Chuck McGillivray (22); 17. 99-Jordan Graham (19); 18. 4W-Matt Wasmund (21); 19. (DNF) 14-Jody Rosenboom (8); 20. (DNF) 8-Jack Croaker (17); 21. (DNF) 20G-Noah Gass (6); 22. (DNF) 9N-Wade Nygaard (3); 23. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl (23).

Fatheadz Eyewear Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 20G-Noah Gass (1); 2. 7-Justin Henderson (5); 3. ACE-Dusty Zomer (2); 4. 13-Mark Dobmeier (4); 5. 27-Carson McCarl (3); 6. 8-Jack Croaker (7); 7. 99-Jordan Graham (6); 8. (DNF) 51A-Elliot Amdahl (8).

Smith Titanium Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 16-Brooke Tatnell (2); 2. 5T-Ryan Timms (4); 3. 11M-Brendan Mullen (1); 4. 8H-Jade Hastings (3); 5. 81-Jack Dover (6); 6. 0-Alex Schriever (8); 7. 05-Colin Smith (7); 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray (5).

KNDSafetycom Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard (2); 2. 22-Riley Goodno (1); 3. 14-Jody Rosenboom (4); 4. 09-Matt Juhl (3); 5. 14T-Tim Estenson (6); 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska (5); 7. 4W-Matt Wasmund (7).

Nordica Warehouses Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 00:11.150 (1); 2. 5T-Ryan Timms, 00:11.191 (11); 3. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:11.226 (4); 4. 27-Carson McCarl, 00:11.256 (23); 5. 8H-Jade Hastings, 00:11.288 (20); 6. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:11.290 (9); 7. ACE-Dusty Zomer, 00:11.334 (2); 8. 16-Brooke Tatnell, 00:11.373 (19); 9. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 00:11.406 (7); 10. 20G-Noah Gass, 00:11.410 (5); 11. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 00:11.427 (17); 12. 22-Riley Goodno, 00:11.451 (6); 13. 7-Justin Henderson, 00:11.469 (16); 14. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 00:11.471 (8); 15. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:11.474 (22); 16. 99-Jordan Graham, 00:11.531 (15); 17. 81-Jack Dover, 00:11.556 (18); 18. 14T-Tim Estenson, 00:11.605 (10); 19. 8-Jack Croaker, 00:11.650 (13); 20. 05-Colin Smith, 00:11.748 (14); 21. 4W-Matt Wasmund, 00:11.789 (12); 22. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, 00:11.919 (3); 23. 0-Alex Schriever, 00:12.027 (21).

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 23-Brandon Bosma (3); 2. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (6); 3. 5-Stu Snyder (11); 4. 22D-Daniel Nekolite (2); 5. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (1); 6. 98-Nate Barger (10); 7. 17V-Casey Abbas (14); 8. 8K-Micah Slendy (8); 9. 30-Matt Johnson (4); 10. 8-Jacob Hughes (13); 11. 77-Taylor Ryan (17); 12. 69-Mike Moore (16); 13. 17-Lee Goos Jr (12); 14. F5-Tim Rustad (9); 15. 86-Aaron Penning (24); 16. (DNF) 81-Jared Jansen (5); 17. (DNF) 14-Nick Barger (22); 18. (DNF) 32T-Trefer Waller (21); 19. (DNF) 11S-Logan Kafka (23); 20. (DNF) 7-Shane Fick (7); 21. (DNF) 30M-Dennis Engelhaupt (20); 22. (DNF) 40-Whitley Barr (18); 23. (DNF) 12L-John Lambertz (19); 24. (DNF) 99-Tony Drueke (15).

B Feature (10 Laps): 1. 32T-Trefer Waller (1); 2. 14-Nick Barger (6); 3. 11S-Logan Kafka (3); 4. 86-Aaron Penning (5); 5. M00-Courtney Stambeck (4); 6. (DNF) 18L-Logan Domagala (2); 7. (DNS) X-Josh Sterrett.

Gunderson Racing Inc Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (2); 2. 7-Shane Fick (4); 3. F5-Tim Rustad (1); 4. 8-Jacob Hughes (3); 5. 77-Taylor Ryan (5); 6. (DNF) 14-Nick Barger (7); 7. (DNF) X-Josh Sterrett (6).

Keizer Wheels Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 23-Brandon Bosma (2); 2. 22D-Daniel Nekolite (1); 3. 98-Nate Barger (4); 4. 17V-Casey Abbas (5); 5. 40-Whitley Barr (3); 6. 32T-Trefer Waller (6); 7. M00-Courtney Stambeck (7).

Saldana Racing Products Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 8K-Micah Slendy (2); 2. 81-Jared Jansen (3); 3. 5-Stu Snyder (4); 4. 99-Tony Drueke (5); 5. 12L-John Lambertz (6); 6. 18L-Logan Domagala (1); 7. 86-Aaron Penning (7).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (1); 2. 30-Matt Johnson (2); 3. 17-Lee Goos Jr (3); 4. 69-Mike Moore (4); 5. 30M-Dennis Engelhaupt (5); 6. 11S-Logan Kafka (6).

Qualifying: 1-Fick.S 2-Barger.N 3-Snyder.S 4-Moore.M 5-Hughes.J 6-Barr.W 7-Jansen.J 8-Goos.L(Jr) 9-Ballenger.D 10-Bosma.B 11-Slendy.M 12-Johnson.M 13-Rustad.T 14-Nekolite.D 15-Domagala.L 16-Ballenger.B 17-Ryan.T 18-Abbas.C 19-Drueke.T 20-Engelhaupt.D 21-Sterrett.J 22-Waller.T 23-Lambertz.J 24-Kafka.L 25-Barger.N 26-Penning.A 27-Stambeck.C.

2021 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig:

Justin Henderson - 5 (May 16, May 23, July 11, July 18 and Sept. 25); Austin McCarl - 5 (May 9, May 30, June 13, June 20 and July 25); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Aug. 1);Jack Dover - 1 (Aug. 29);David Gravel - 1 (June 6);Parker Price-Miller - 1 (May 31); and Ryan Timms - 1 (Sept. 26)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Cory Yeigh - 6 (May 9, June 6, June 13, June 20, Aug. 29 and Sept. 25); Zach Olivier - 4 (May 23, May 30, Aug. 22 and Sept. 24); Dan Jensen - 1 (Aug. 1);Billy Prouty - 1 (May 16);Jim Pruett - 1 (July 18);Matt Steuerwald - 1 (July 11); and Shaun Taylor - 1 (July 25)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series :

Brandon Bosma - 2 (Aug. 1 and Sept. 26); Lee Goos Jr. - 2 (May 23 and June 6); John Lambertz - 2 (May 16 and Aug. 29); Casey Abbas - 1 (July 18);Dusty Ballenger - 1 (July 25);Nick Barger - 1 (Sept. 25);Jesse Lindberg - 1 (May 9);Mike Moore - 1 (May 30);Javen Ostermann - 1 (June 13);Taylor Ryan - 1 (July 11); and Micah Slendy - 1 (June 20)

HUSET'S SPEEDWAY MEDIA LINKS -

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Paul Nienhiser Earns $2,500 Win in Spectacular Sprint Invaders Feature in East Moline!

(Bill W) East Moline, IL, September 26, 2021 – Paul Nienhiser capped the 2021 Sprint Invaders season with an exciting win Sunday night at the East Moline Speedway in East Moline, Illinois. The Chapin, Illinois driver earned $2,500 for his win aboard the Scott Bonar #50 on the quarter-mile high banks.

Dustin Daggett led early in the 25-lapper over Garet Williamson and JJ Hickle. Hickle would gain second from Williamson before a caution for debris slowed things two laps in. Kurt Mueller retired at that point. On the restart, Kaley Gharst shot from sixth to fourth, joining the lead trio. Nienhiser also joined the battle and as Daggett was out front, you could have thrown a blanket over second through fifth as they diced high and low.

Hickle reeled in Daggett and took the point on lap five. While he pulled away a bit, the battle continued behind him, with Nienhiser and Williamson exchanging third in a great battle. Williamson would climb to second by lap eight, as the three cars vying for position went back and forth. A spin by Josh Higday slowed the battle eight laps in.

Daggett fight back into third momentarily but Nienhiser would shoot back around him on lap 11. Gharst would re-enter the top four at the halfway point. Hickle was into lapped traffic on lap 14 when a collision occurred between Ryan Jamison and Don Droud Jr., with the latter being pushed to the infield.

At that point, Hickle’s tire was losing air. The Washington native held his lead while Williamson slid in front of him in turn two. Hickle shot back by on the backstretch, and Nienhiser used his momentum to get by a slowed Williamson.

Nienhiser smelled the blood in the water and took the lead on lap 17, Williamson got by Hickle with six to go for second, and Gharst followed. Hickle would pull to the infield before the checkers.

Nienhiser’s win was his third this season with the Sprint Invaders and sixth overall. Williamson trailed him to the checkers, followed by Gharst, Daggett and Dugan Thye. Chris Martin, Jamison, Colton Fisher, Dylan Postier and Daniel Bergquist rounded out the top ten. Daggett and Thye won heats, while Hickle claimed the Dash.

The Howard Law Dash was run for Sprint Invaders Members who had not won in 2021. Josh Schneiderman claimed $400 with his eight-lap victory.

“This was a great win for us to top the year,” said Nienhiser in Victory Lane. “Scott always gives us such a great car. It was really fun out there. I think JJ had a tire going down there on that last restart. He’s been a great competitor all year across the country. It’s been great to race with him when we’ve been able to.”

“I definitely think we had the car to beat tonight,” said Williamson. “It just worked out that Nienhiser got me when I tried to slide Hickle. I had to slide him right there. I saw his right rear was cut under yellow. I didn’t want him to get tight and get caught up in that. Nienhiser capitalized and from there, it was hard to make ground and we ran out of laps. To get two top twos this weekend was good for us.”

“I kind of let a spot go there in the heat race and we missed the dash,” said Gharst. “That put us back in the fourth row, but Nick (Breuer) got the car pretty good and we were able to get up to fourth there, and Hickle had a tire going down. It was a pretty good race. There were times when we were all in the same corner banging off the fence at the same time. We got by Garet once, and he snuck back around us, but we were able to hang onto third, and we’ll take that.”

The Sprint Invaders complete their season Sunday night, September 26 with a $2,500 to win non-point event at East Moline Speedway in East Moline, Illinois. For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.org or look us up on Facebook.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 30 laps: 1. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (6) 2. 24, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (3) 3. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (7) 4. 99, Dustin Daggett, Portland, MI (2) 5. 11T, Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA (1) 6. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (9) 7. 51J, Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, IA (13) 8. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (8) 9. 10P, Dylan Postier, Stillwater, OK (14) 10. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (16) 11. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (15) 12. 88, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (11) 13. 4, Chase Richards, Burlington, IA (18) 14. 26, Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA (12) 15. 10T, Tim Moore, Moline, IL (17) 16. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (5) 17. 99DD, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (10) 18. 83, Kurt Mueller, Reynolds, IL (4). Lap Leaders: Daggett 1-4, Hickle 5-Nienhiser 17-25. KSE/$75 Christine Wahl-Levitt Hard-charger: Jamison. $50 CenPeCo Mystery Spot: Moore. $50 Reid’s Landscape and Turf 50 Draw: Jamison.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Dustin Daggett (1) 2. Garet Williamson (3) 3. Chris Maritn (2) 4. Paul Nienhiser (6) 5. Josh Schneiderman (4) 6. Don Droud Jr. (8) 7. Dylan Postier (5) 8. Ryan Jamison (9) 9. Tim Moore (7)

Joshua Denning & Associates Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Dugan Thye (2) 2. Kurt Mueller (4) 3. JJ Hickle (7) 4. Kaley Gharst (6) 5. Colton Fisher (8) 6. Josh Higday (5) 7. Tanner Gebhardt (1) 8. Daniel Bergquist (3) 9. Chase Richards (9)

Shottenkirk Automotive Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. JJ Hickle (1) 2. Paul Nienhiser (6) 3. Dugan Thye (2) 4. Dustin Daggett (4) 5. Garet Williamson (5) 6. Kurt Mueller (3)

Howard Law Dash (started), 8 laps: 1. Josh Schneiderman (2) 2. Kaley Gharst (4) 3. Daniel Bergquist (1) 4. Ryan Jamison (5) 5. Tanner Gebhardt (3) 6. Dugan Thye (6) DNS – Kurt Mueller

Contingencies

Ti22: Colton Fisher DMI: Daniel Bergquist MPD: Kurt Mueller Saldana Racing Products: Josh Schneiderman

 

 

Terry McCarl Collects $5,250 Fall Haul; Jonathan Cornell Clinches Title with Sprint Invaders at 34 Raceway!

(Bill W) West Burlington, IA, September 26, 2021 – Terry McCarl was on his game Saturday night at 34 Raceway’s Sprint Invaders “Fall Haul” in West Burlington, Iowa. The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee collected $5,000 for his win and a $250 bonus in his second career Sprint Invaders win at 34 Raceway, and his thirteenth win overall with the series. Jonathan Cornell’s podium finish nailed down his first series title, and Scott Bonar claimed the car owner championship for his #50 team.

Thousands of dollars and contingencies were provided by dozens of entities to send most of the drivers home with a bonus of some kind. Chris Martin won the Terry Jamison Memorial Dash to conclude the night. It was worth $500 to the Ankeny, Iowa driver.

The 30-lap feature got off to a bumpy start for several in turns one and two, but it was Austin Miller who would eventually stop and retire. Martin would lead the first lap of the feature over McCarl and Garet Williamson before Colton Fisher would get upside down to conclude a top night for him. Mike Johnston would also be a part of the incident and continue sans nose wing.

McCarl would shoot to the fore on the restart. The leaders remained the same, while Josh Schneiderman and ninth starting JJ Hickle swapped fifth. Williamson would use the low side of turn two to take second from Martin with the leaders entering lapped traffic on lap seven. Hickle would work by Gunner Ramey for fourth before the caution flew for a stopped Alex Vande Voort eight laps in.

McCarl extended his lead on the restart and headed back into lappers by the halfway point. Cornell had entered the top five after starting in row five by the time a caution flew for debris on lap 17. On the restart, he passed two cars to move into the third spot. McCarl was back in traffic when the final caution flew for Wyatt Wilkerson, who got into the turn four wall with seven to go.

McCarl would not be headed in his quest for the big check. He was followed by Williamson, Cornell, Martin and Hickle. Ramey, Cody Wehrle, Josh Schneiderman, Paul Nienhiser and hard-charger Ryan Jamison rounded out the top ten. Wehrle, McCarl, Wilkerson and Martin won heat races. McCarl took the Dash and Miller claimed the B.

“I feel fortunate to have a good racecar and a good family,” said McCarl in Victory Lane. “I have to say thank you to the folks at 34 Raceway. This has always been one of my favorite tracks, and my Dad’s (Lenard) too. I appreciate all their hard work. It was a great racetrack, and you could go about anywhere on it. Old guys like me like it slick, the young guys like it faster. When they get technical like this, a little experience comes into play. I didn’t know what to do with the car. I hooked it up a little bit, and it slicked off right to us.’

“This has been a really special year,” said Cornell about his championship with the Fossil Racing #26 team. “When the year started, none of this even existed. Tony Moro and Marty Howard kind of collaborated on this and getting something together. We didn’t have a truck and trailer or anything. We pieced it together. Marty has always been an avid supporter of sprint and midget racing, and never owned a sprint car. I didn’t know who he was, and he didn’t know me. Lee Nelson introduced us, and we shook hands. We came out to have fun. We went out the second night and won, and had a few podiums. To win the driver championship and be second in owner points was really great. I can’t thank everyone involved with this team enough. It’s been really, really special. Hopefully, we can be back next year with these same partners.”

The Sprint Invaders complete their season Sunday night, September 26 with a $2,500 to win non-point event at East Moline Speedway in East Moline, Illinois. For more information on the Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.org or look us up on Facebook.

Sprint Invaders A main (started), 30 laps: 1. 24, Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA (4) 2. 24x, Garet Williamson, Kingdom City, MO (2) 3. 26, Jonathan Cornell, Sedalia, MO (10) 4. 44, Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA (1) 5. 63, JJ Hickle, Quilcene, WA (9) 6. 21, Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO (3) 7. 35, Cody Wehrle, Burlington, IA (5) 8. 88, Josh Schneiderman, West Burlington, IA (6) 9. 50, Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL (14) 10. 51J, Ryan Jamison (18) 11. 81, Tanner Gebhardt, Burlington, IA (12) 12. 78, Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL (15) 13. 99, Dustin Daggett, Portland, MI (13) 14. 10P, Dylan Postier, Stillwater, OK (16) 15. 9K, Devin Kline, Knoxville, IA (7) 16. 9, Daniel Bergquist, Burlington, IA (11) 17. 11T, Dugan Thye, Burlington, IA (23) 18. 5A, Alex Vande Voort, Knoxville, IA (24) 19. 41, Noah Samuel, Burlington, IA (21) 20. 99DD, Don Droud Jr., Lincoln, NE (20) 21. 29w, Wyatt Wilkerson, Morning Sun, IA (8) 22. 14J, Mike Johnston, Des Moines, IA (22) 23. 28, Luke Verardi, Taylorville, IL (19) 24. 11, Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA (25, prov.) 25. 83A, Austin Miller, Lacona, IA. Lap Leaders: Martin 1, T. McCarl 2-30. KSE/$75 Christine Wahl-Levitt/$500 Fenton Pawn Shop Roberts Tire Center Hard-charger: Jamison. $1000 Todd Taeger Family Mystery Spot: Wehrle. $100 Scott Donlan Mystery Spot: Daggett. $250 Todd Miller Bonus for Heat and Feature Win: T. McCarl. $100 GB Motorsports #97x Highest Finishing SIA Member: Cornell. $100 Ferguson Taxidermy Hard Luck Award: Fisher. $100 Jensen Sykes/Rocket Graphics Long Haul Awards: Hickle, Postier. $50 CenPeCo Mystery Spot: Samuel.

Randall’s Performance Heat one (started), 8 laps: 1. Cody Wehrle (1) ($100 Maxim Racing Certificate) 2. Garet Williamson (2) 3. Jonathan Cornell (4) 4. Daniel Bergquist (6) 5. Dustin Daggett (8) 6. Don Droud Jr. (3) 7. Mike Johnston (5) 8. 83, Kurt Mueller, Reynolds, IL (7)

Joshua Denning & Associates Heat two (started), 8 laps: 1. Terry McCarl (2) ($100 Premier Powder Coating Certificate) 2. Josh Schneiderman (4) 3. Paul Nienhiser (3) 4. 1A, John Anderson, Des Moines, IA (1) 5. Ryan Jamison (5) 6. Luke Verardi (8) 7. 33, Alan Zoutte, Knoxville, IA (6) 8. Alex Vande Voort (7)

Mohrfeld Solar Heat three (started), 8 laps: 1. Wyatt Wilkerson (3) ($100 Maxim Racing Certificate) 2. Devin Kline (2) 3. Gunner Ramey (5) 4. Tanner Gebhardt (6) 5. Noah Samuel (7) 6. 4R, Chase Richards, Burlington, IA (8) 7. 99x, Braydn Greubel, Lacona, IA (1) 8. Colton Fisher (4)

Golden Eagle Distributors Heat four (started), 8 laps: 1. Chris Martin (1) ($100 Premier Powder Coating Certificate) 2. JJ Hickle (2) 3. Kaley Gharst (3) 4. Dylan Postier (5) 5. Austin Miller (7) 6. Dugan Thye (6) 7. 4, Cam Martin, Ankeny, IA (4)

B main (started), 12 laps: 1. Austin Miller (2) 2. Ryan Jamison (5) 3. Luke Verardi (3) 4. Don Droud Jr. (7) 5. Noah Samuel (1) 6. Mike Johnston (9) 7. Dugan Thye (6) 8. Alex Vande Voort (10) / 9. Alan Zoutte (8) 10. John Anderson (4) 11. Chase Richards (12) 12. Kurt Mueller (11) DNS – Cam Martin, Braydn Greubel, Colton Fisher. $100 Steve Morrison Non-Qualifiers: Zoutte, Anderson. $100 PositivelyRacing.com Non-Qualifier: Mueller. $100 OpenWheel101.com Non-Qualifier: Richards.

Shottenkirk Automotive Shake-up Dash (started), 6 laps: 1. Kaley Gharst (4) 2. Slater Helt (1) 3. Jonathan Cornell (3) 4. Colton Fisher (5) 5. Tanner Gebhardt (6) 6. Brayden Gaylord (2)

Terry Jamison Memorial Dash (started), 8 laps: 1. Chris Martin (3) 2. Jonathan Cornell (2) 3. Cody Wehrle (1) 4. Paul Nienhiser (4) 5. Kaley Gharst (6) 6. Tanner Gebhardt (7) 7. Dustin Daggett (5)

Contigencies

Ti22: Dustin Daggett

DMI: Dugan Thye

MPD: Daniel Bergquist

Saldana Racing Products: Tanner Gebhardt

 

 

Gass, Vanderboom, Cox, Neau earn Wisconsin Sprint Car Championship A-main victories

Arenz secures PDTR 360 Sprint Car title

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 25, 2021– With four divisions of Sprint Cars basking in the spotlight, the curtain closed on the 2021 Plymouth Dirt Track Racing season Saturday, Sept. 25 at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis.

After claiming his first Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Association 410 Sprint Car Series A-main victory three weeks ago in his IRA debut at The Plymouth Dirt Track, 18-year-old Mounds, Okla. driver made it two-for-two by notching his second career IRA A-main victory, following a late-race duel with Danny Schlafer of Sussex in the 30-lap headliner.

Jack Vanderboom of Dousman racked up his first career 25-lap Kristine Hartmann Pleasantview Realty 360 Sprint Car A-main victory.

Veteran Tim Cox of Park City, Ill. captured the 20-lap Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Car Series A main and Mike Neau of Pleasant Prairie raced to victory in the 20-lap IRA Lightning Sprints A main.

Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, Ill. secured his second career Bumper to Bumper IRA 410 Sprint Car Series championship.

Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls nailed down his first career Plymouth Dirt Track Racing and Midwest Sprint Car Association 360 Sprint Car titles.

Ryan Marshall of Kansasville wrapped up the 2021 Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Car Series championship and Nick Petska of Spring Grove, Ill. notched the 2021 IRA Lightning Sprints title.

Outside front row starter Noah Gass outpowered polesitter Jake Blackhurst to take the lead in turn one of the opening lap of the 30-lap IRA 410 Sprint Car Series headliner.

Gass rode the cushionwith Blackhurst in tow in the early stages of the race before the leaders caught the rear of the field on lap 5. As Gass got boxed in behind two lapped cars racing side by side, Blackhurst closed the lap on lap 8.

However, Gass eventually worked through the dense lapped traffic to extend his advantage in the ensuing laps. On lap 16, the first of two caution flags appeared when Kyle Schuett of Philo, Ill. spun along the backstretch.

On the restart, sixth starter Danny Schlafer pulled off a slide job to take second from Blackhurst. Four laps later, Gass entered lapped traffic again as Schlafer sight his sets firmly on the lead.

The second caution flag appeared on lap 28 when Blake Nimee of Oswego, Ill. stopped in turn two to set up a two-lap dash to the finish. On the restart, Gass bobbled along the cushion in turn two, which allowed Schlafer to shoot into the lead exiting turn four on lap 29.

After Schlafer led lap 29, Gass recovered to mount a furious charge entering turn one to slip past Schlafer as the two drivers drifted high in turn two on the final lap.

Gass held on to notch his second career IRA 410 Sprint Car Series A-main victory and second consecutive IRA triumph at The Plymouth Dirt Track.

“I messed up in turns one and two on the final restart and he [Danny Schlafer] got a run on me and slide me in turns three and four near the end,” Gass said. “I heard someone and I could almost feel that it was coming.

“After that, I just had to drive hard into the next corner,” he said. “It was real close there in turn two. I tried to leave enough room and go into the corner without hitting him.”

Schlafer, who is a two-time Plymouth Dirt Track Racing 360 Sprint Car champion and third on the all-time PDTR 360 Sprint Car A-main victory list with 23, had to settle for second.

“Plymouth did a hell of a job tonight on the track,” Schlafer said. “When I saw how the track was coming around, it reminded me of the track surface we had here at Plymouth during all the 360 races I ran at this place over the years. I knew it was going to be in my wheelhouse. I hope the fans enjoyed it.”

Blackhurst secure his second IRA 410 Sprint Car Series title with a third-place finish.

“I have to thank my car owner Mike Urner for the opportunity to drive this car this year and the crew for all they do to make the car fast,” Blackhurst said. “I never dreamed that I would win one IRA championship, let alone two now.”

Third starter and fast qualifier Scotty Thiel of Sheboygan placed fourth and Steve Meyer of Sheboygan Falls rounded out the top five after starting eighth.

In the 25-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car A main, Will Gerrits of Waupun grabbed the lead on the opening lap from the pole with outside front row starter Jack Vanderboom following in second.

On lap 3, sixth starter Travis Arenz moved his way into third as the lead trio of Gerrits, Vanderboom and Arenz ran in lock-step formation at the front of the field for the next 12 laps before the first of four caution flags was displayed when Matt Rechek of Beaver Dam spun in turn two on lap 15.

On the restart, contact at the front of the field sent Gerrits spinning to a stop in turn two, while Arenz also spun, but continued on, which brought out the second caution period of the race. By rule, Arenz was sent to the rear of the field, along with Gerrits, on the next restart.

With Gerrits restarting at the rear, Vanderboom assumed the lead over third starter Adam Miller of Plymouth following the restart. The third caution of the race was displayed on lap 17 when 2011 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Ben Schmidt, 2018 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champ Justin Miller of Plymouth and Justin Erickson of Plymouth spun along the backstretch.

Tim Haddy of Waupun, who started eighth, bolted into second on lap 18 with two-time and defending PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Brandon McMullen of Oshkosh, who started 15th, following in third.

The fourth and final caution flag appeared on lap 18 when Cole Possi of Rock, Mich. slowed along the front stretch with a flat tire.

On the restart, McMullen ducked under Haddy to claim second, but he was unable to mount a serious challenge for the lead as Vanderboom pulled ahead to secure his first career PDTR and MSA 360 Sprint Car A-main victory.

“I’m at a loss for words right now,” Vanderboom said in victory lane. “The car felt amazing and the crew did a great job to make this happen.”

McMullen finished second, Adam Miller placed third, 2008 PDTR 360 Sprint Car champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett, who started 12th, finished fourth and Haddy rounded out the top five.


Arenz recovered from his spin on lap 15 to finish ninth and nail down his initial PDTR 360 Sprint Car championship by a 14-point margin over McMullen.

Allen Hafford of Beach Park, Ill. led the opening lap of the 20-lap Wisconsin WingLESS A main as outside front row starter Jimmy Sivia of Winthrop Harbor, Ill. slipped into second.

On lap three, fourth starter Tim Cox worked the high groove to move past both Sivia and Hafford to sweep into first place. With Cox leading the way, sixth starter Ryan Marshall and fifth starter Ryan Zielski of Oconomowoc, who entered the race first and second in the Wisconsin WingLESS Series points battle, dueled side by side for several laps until Zielski surged head on lap 7.

Four laps later, Zielski moved into second with Marshall following in third. The first of three caution flags appeared on lap when Nathan Crane of Waukegan, Ill. spun in turn two.

On the restart, Zielski moved in to pressure Cox for the top spot. Two more cautions slowed the pace on lap 16 when Dennis Spitz of Lewisburg, Kentucky stopped on the track and Derek Crane of Racine slowed on the track.

Cox maintained the lead on the restart before Zielski mounted a spirit charge in turn two on the final lap. However, Cox held on to earn the Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Car Series A-main victory.

Zielski had to settle for second, Marshall wrapped up the 2021 Wisconsin WingLESS title with a third-place finish, Sivia wound up fourth and third starter Chris Klemko of Bristol rounded out the top five.

Ron Brannam of Holiday Hills, Ill. led early in the 20-lap IRA Lightning Sprints A main before second starter Mark Heinert of Oak Creek assumed the top spot on lap 3.

One lap later the lone caution flag of the race appeared when Andrew Kiedrowski of Union Grove spun in turn two. On the restart sixth starter Mike Neau flexed his muscle along the high groove to take second on lap 11.

Two later later, Neau bolted past Heinert and into the lead in turn one. Neau held on over the final seven laps to secure the victory.

Heinert was second, Nick Petska, who started fourth, placed third to wrap up the 2021 IRA Lightning Sprints championship, Tim Brannam of Holiday Hills, Ill. placed fourth after starting third and 12th starter John Kirk of Johnsburg, Ill. finished fifth.

Kevin Karnitz of West Bend won the 15-lap PDTR 360 Sprint Car B main. Mike Sullivan of Burlington captured the 12-lap Wisconsin WingLESS B main.

Scotty Thiel earned IRA 410 Sprint Car Series fast qualifier honors with a fast lap of 11.056 seconds.

The 18thand final PDTRprogram of the 2021 season, which was sponsored byJosfo Electric, drew 106 total cars, including25 IRA 410 Sprint Cars, 31 PDTR-MSA 360 Sprint Cars, 33 Wisconsin WingLESS Sprint Cars and 17 IRA Lightning Sprints.

The new book “70 Years of Plymouth Dirt Track Racing” by Dennis Darovich of Sheboygan and George Baumann of Waupun, covering every season of racing at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. from 1950 to 2020 will be available for purchase at every race during the 2021 PDTR season, as well as at the Sheboygan County Fair office during regular business hours and online at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.

BUMPER TO BUMPER INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION 410 SPRINT CARS

QUALIFYING
1, Scotty Thiel 11.056 2, Scotty Neitzel 11.150 3, Dylan Cisney 11.153 4, Mike Reinke 11.217 5, Blake Nimee 11.252 6, Wayne Modjeski 11.308 7, Noah Gass 11.343 8, Danny Schlafer 11.344 9, Steve Meyer 11.359 10, Jake Blackhurst 11.380 11, Jordan Goldesberry 11.435 12, Dave Uttech 11.448 13, Robbie Pribnow 11.465 14, Kyle Schuett 11.468 15, Josh Walter 11.484 16, Russel Borland 11.516 17, Jeremy Schultz 11.520 18, Hunter Custer 11.610 19, Jack Berger 11.619 20, Kris Spitz 11.645 21, Jereme Schroeder 11.831 22, Ion Stear 11.958 23, Austin Hartmann 12.365 24, Matt Myers 14.552 25, Ryan Irwin (no time).

HEAT 1
1, Jake Blackhurst 2, Noah Gass 3, Scotty Thiel 4, Robbie Pribnow 5, Mike Reinke 6, Jack Berger 7, Russel Borland 8, Ion Stear 9, Ryan Irwin.

HEAT 2
1, Danny Schlafer 2, Scotty Neitzel 3, Jordan Goldesberry 4, Blake Nimee 5, Jeremy Schultz 6, Kris Spitz 7, Kyle Schuett 8, Austin Hartmann.

HEAT 3
1, Steve Meyer 2, Dylan Cisney 3, Dave Uttech 4, Josh Walter 5, Wayne Modjeski 6, Hunter Custer 7, Jereme Schroeder 8, Matt Myers.

DASH 1
1, Jake Blackhurst 2, Scotty Thiel 3, Mike Reinke 4, Scotty Neitzel 5, Dylan Cisney.

DASH 2
1, Noah Gass 2, Blake Nimee 3, Danny Schlafer 4, Steve Meyer 5, Wayne Modjeski.

A MAIN
1, Noah Gass 2, Danny Schlafer 3, Jake Blackhurst 4, Scotty Thiel 5, Steve Meyer 6, Dylan Cisney 7, Mike Reinke 8, Jordan Goldesberry 9, Josh Walter 10, Scotty Neitzel 11, Jeremy Schultz 12, Dave Uttech 13, Russel Borland 14, Robbie Pribnow 15, Kris Spitz 16, Hunter Custer 17, Jack Berger 18, Kyle Schuett 19, Wayne Modjeski 20, Ion Stear 21, Jereme Schroeder 22, Austin Hartmann 23, Blake Nimee 24, Ryan Irwin 25, Matt Myers.

KRISTINE HARTMANN PLEASANTVIEW REALTY 360 SPRINT CARS

HEAT 1
1, Travis Arenz 2, Tony Wondra 3, Tim Haddy 4, Katelyn Krebsbach 5, Justin Erickson 6, Chris Clayton 7, Tyler Tischendorf 8, Jeremy Hunt.

HEAT 2
1, Tyler Brabant 2, Jack Vanderboom 3, Justin Miller 4, Matt Rechek 5, Kevin Karnitz 6, Dylan Winkel 7, Preston Ruh 8, Anthony Knierim.

HEAT 3
1, Josh Teunissen 2, Cole Possi 3, Lance Fassbender 4, Paul Pokorski 5, Tyler Davis 6, Nick Daywalt 7, Chris Larson 8, Blake Wondra.

HEAT 4
1,Adam Miller 2, Will Gerrits 3, Ben Schmidt 4, Brandon McMullen 5, Kurt Davis 6, Scott Conger 7, Bill Taylor.

B MAIN
1, Kevin Karnitz 2, Kurt Davis 3, Paul Pokorski 4, Justin Erickson 5, Chris Clayton 6, Nick Daywalt 7, Bill Taylor 8, Preston Ruh 9, Chris Larson 10, Tyler Tischendorf 11, Blake Wondra 12, Scott Conger 13, Dylan Winkel 14, Jeremy Hunt 15, Anthony Knierim (DNS).

A MAIN
1, Jack Vanderboom 2, Brandon McMullen 3, Adam Miller 4, Lance Fassbender 5, Tim Haddy 6, Kurt Davis 7, Kevin Karnitz 8, Tyler Brabant 9, Travis Arenz 10, Will Gerrits 11, Justin Erickson 12, Josh Teunissen 13, Tyler Davis 14, Paul Pokorski 15, Chris Clayton 16, Cole Possi 17, Nick Daywalt 18, Ben Schmidt 19, Katelyn Krebsbach 20, Tony Wondra 21, Justin Miller 22, Matt Rechek.

WISCONSIN WINGLESS SPRINT CARS

QUALIFIER 1
1, Nathan Crane 2, Tate Hensley 3, Daniel Graumenz 4, Greg Alt 5, Vince Bartolotta 6, Tom Eller 7, Seth Johnson 8, Shawn Swim 9, Daniel Walldan 10, Billy Hafford 11, Samantha Stefan 12, Ralph Jonson (DNS).

QUALIFIER 2
1, Natalie Klemko 2, Jake Kouba 3, Dennis Spitz 4, Trinity Uttech 5, William Huck 6, Lance Thompson 7, Josh Davidson 8, Bryce Andrews 9, Mike Sullivan 10, Zach Hansen 11, George Gaertner III.

LAST CHANCE QUALIFIER
1, Mike Sullivan 2, Shawn Swim 3, Zach Hansen 4, Tom Eller 5, Daniel Wallden 6, George Gaertner III 7, Lance Thompson 8, Josh Davidson 9, Billy Hafford 10, Ralph Johnson 11, Samantha Stefan 12, Bryce Andrews 13, Seth Johnson.

A MAIN
1, Tim Cox 2, Ryan Zielski 3, Ryan Marshall 4, Jimmy Sivia 5, Chris Klemko 6, Jake Kouba 7, Clayton Rossmann 8, Tate Hensley 9, Jordan Paulsen 10, Allen Hafford 11, Natalie Klemko 12, Daniel Graumenz 13, Rusty Egan 14, Trinity Uttech 15, Mike Sullivan 16, Zach Hansen 17, Nathan Crane 18, Greg Alt 19, Vince Bartolotta 20, Shawn Swim 21, Tom Eller 22, William Huck, 23, Derek Crane 24, Dennis Spitz.

INTERSTATE RACING ASSOCIATION LIGHTNING SPRINTS

QUALIFYING
1, Mike Neau 12.786 2, John Kirk 13.225 3, Nick Petska 13.420 4, Tim Brannam 13.485 5, Mark Heinert 13.489 6, Ron Brannam 13.600 7, Mike Unger 13.621 8, Mark Brannam 13.641 9, Nick Sheridan 13.796 10, C.J. Malueg 13.928 11, Andrew Kiedrowski 14.325 12, Kevin Frederiksen 14.325 13, Mitchell Reich 14.893 14, Xander York 15.060 15, Chris Quilman 15.166 16, Carl Sturt (tome time) 17, Jacob Sturt (no time).

HEAT 1
1,Mark Heinert 2, Mike Neau 3, Mike Unger 4, Nick Petska 5, Nick Sheridan 6, Chris Quilman 7, Andrew Kiedrowski 8, Mitchell Reich 9, Carl Sturt.

HEAT 2
1, Tim Brannam 2, John Kirk 3, Max Brannam 4, Ron Brannam 5, Kevin Frederiksen 6, Xander York 7, Jacob Sturt 8, C.J. Malueg.

A MAIN
1, Mike Neau 2, Mark Heinert 3, Nick Petska 4, Tim Brannam 5, John Kirk 6, Mike Unger 7, Ron Brannam 8, Max Brannam 9, Xander York 10, Chris Quilman 11, Andrew Kiedrowski 12, Kevin Frederiksen 13, Mitchell Reich 14, Nick Sheridan 15, C.J. Malueg (DNS), 16, Carl Sturt (DNS) 17, Jacob Sturt.

 

 

Hoover Goes Wire to Wire to Earn First Career Win
Tulsa, OK (September 26, 2021) Emilio Hoover from Jenks, Oklahoma, added his name to the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League record book Saturday night at I-44 Riverside Speedway by leading wire to wire en route to his first career Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League Feature Event.

Starting from the pole position, Hoover put his Team Ripper No. 21 out front early. Mason Daugherty, Kyle Jones, and Tanner Berryhill all followed close behind him and battled for positions. Berryhill took a few shots at a pass for the lead, only to have a caution flag fly for debris on the race track. On the restart Hoover once again jumped out front and never looked back. Jones found himself in the runner-up position for the second time in as many nights and Berryhill rounded out the podium. Andrew Felker finished fourth and Hank Davis earned the Schure Built Suspensions Hard Charger award with a 13th to fifth place run.

The POWRi West series will head to to Sweet Springs, Missouri next weekend Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd for a co-sanctioned event with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League.

Smith Titanium Heat race 1 - Kyle Jones

Saldana Racing Products Heat race 2 - Tanner Berryhill

Rod End Supply High Passing Points - Tanner Berryhill

Schure Built Suspensions Hard Charger - Hank Davis

Lucas Oil POWRi Feature Event Results: 1. 21-Emilio Hoover 2. 7U-Kyle Jones 3. 17-Tanner Berryhill 4. 11A-Andrew Felker 5. 14-Hank Davis 6. 32-Trey Marcham 7. 00-Chase McDermand 8. 97-Mason Daugherty 9. 7-Shannon McQueen 10. 7X-Michelle Decker 11. 70-Cade Cowles 12. 44-Branigan Roark 13. 2S-Travis Scott

Photo Credits: Richard Bales

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Jason Martin is Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Nationals Champion at I-70!

Lonnie Wheatley, ODESSA, Mo. (September 25, 2021) – Jason Martin has knocked on the door of the previous pair of Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals with back-to-back runner-up finishes in 2019 and 2020.

The Liberal, KS, native finished off the job this time around atop the -mile I-70 Motorsports Park clay oval by topping Saturday night’s 30-lap championship finale of the Fifth Annual event, a victory that proved to be worth $4,250 including lap money to push his overall take for the three-day event to $5,225.

“I was a little bummed when I pulled the six for the Dash,” Martin commented in victory lane. “But I also knew that it was a long race and I had time to get there, I just had to rely upon my experience.”

Gridding the feature fourth after gaining a pair of positions in the Weld Racing Pole Dash, Martin moved the Myers-powered Rezac Concrete/Trucks Plus/Bybee Electric No. 5x Eagle into second on the opening round and set his sights on pole starter and early leader Ty Williams.

Williams kept Martin and the battling duo of Zach Blurton and Luke Cranston at bay in the initial rounds before approaching a gaggle of lapped cars a half-dozen laps in.

The Arcadia, OK, threaded his way through six cars while Martin and company got bogged down briefly, allowing Williams to slip away to a half straightaway lead.

“There were some of those guys racing side-by-side and there just wasn’t anywhere to go,” Martin explained.

Once free of that pack, Martin chipped away at Williams’ advantage and pounced when Williams ran afoul of traffic to open the door to victory lane.

Martin weathered one caution after 19 laps for a slowing car and then adeptly worked through traffic in the final circuits to secure the win.

Williams on that restart with Blurton finally breaking free of Cranston after trading third. Blurton closed the gap on Williams and used traffic to race into second, a position he held the rest of the way for a sweep of weekend runner-up finishes.

Williams settled for the show position with Cranton and Jeremy Huish rounding out the top five. After starting on the front row outside, Kyler Johnson crossed the stripe in sixth with Toby Chapman, Monty Ferreira, Randy Martin and Jay Russell completing the top ten.

Williams picked up an extra $300 by winning the Weld Racing Pole Dash that included a $1,000 overall purse for the six drivers that racked up the most cumulative points in Thursday and Friday preliminary action. Indiana’s Alfred Galedridge, Jr., and Nebraska’s John Webster picked up Saturday night heat race wins.

I-70 Motorsports Park – Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals

September 25, 2021 Results:

United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS):

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 19-Alfred Galedridge, Jr., 2. 45-Monty Ferreira, 3. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 4. 15-Jack Potter, 5. 63-Randy Martin, 6. 20d-Jacob Dye, 7. 75-Cash Beeson, 8. 38c-Camdin Couch, 9. 36-Chris Couch.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 9-John Webster, 2. 76-Jay Russell, 3. 1p-Curtis Evans, 4. 91-Steven Russell, 5. 4-Josh Poe, 6. 4-Josh Poe, 7. 43-Jake Greenwood, 8. 38-Kevin Frisbie, 9. 1-Greg Murry.

Weld Racing Pole Dash (6 Laps): 1. 911-Ty Wlliams ($300), 2. 45x-Kyler Johnson ($200), 3. 2J-Zach Blurton ($150), 4. 5x-Jason Martin ($150), 5. 7c-Toby Chapman ($100), 6 20-Luke Cranston ($100).

“A” Main (30 Laps): 1. 5x-Jason Martin (4) [$4,250], 2. 2J-Zach Blurton (3) [$2,160], 3. 911-Ty Williams (1) [$2,580], 4. 20-Luke Cranston (6) [$1,040], 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish (8) [$800], 6. 45x-Kyler Johnson (2) [$700], 7. 7c-Toby Chapman (5) [$650], 8. 45-Monty Ferreira (10) [$600], 9. 63-Randy Martin (9) [$550], 10. 76-Jay Russell (7) [$500], 11. 19-Alfred Galedridge, Jr. (14) [$475], 12. 1p-Curtis Evans (12) [$450], 13. 43-Jake Greenwood (15) [$425], 14. 4-Josh Poe [$400], 15. 15-Jack Potter (14) [$400], 16. 91-Steven Russell (19) [$400}, 17. 20d-Jacob Dye (17) [$400], 18. 36c-Camdin Couch (20) [$400], 19. 38-Kevin Frisbie (21) [$400, 20. 9-John Webster (13) [$400], 21. 75-Cash Beeson (16) [$400], 22. 36-Chris Couch (22) [$400], 23. 1-Greg Murry (DNS).

 

 

Henderson, Barger and Yeigh Victorious During Championship Weekend at Huset's Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - BRANDON, S.D. (Sept. 25, 2021) - Justin Henderson, Nick Barger and Cory Yeigh posted victories on Saturday at Huset's Speedway during the penultimate night of Championship Weekend.

Henderson is one step closer to winning the Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig track championship as he added to his points lead entering the season finale on Sunday thanks to a dominating performance on Saturday evening when the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association sanctioned the action.

Henderson led all 25 laps during the feature, which was broken up by cautions on Lap 8, Lap 16, Lap 18, Lap 19 and Lap 24 - the final stoppage creating a green-white-checkered finish that took Henderson out of traffic.

Henderson, whose lead was dwindled down to less than half a second as traffic was side by side in front of him prior to the caution, made the most of the clear track for the final restart and he pulled away to win by 1.396 seconds.

"I'm really proud of these guys and really proud to be on the front stretch, and going to be extremely happy to win the championship tomorrow," he said in Victory Lane.

Matt Juhl came out on top of a spirited battle for the runner-up position.

"The car felt great," he said. "I just could not get any great restarts. I felt good in (turns) one and two and everybody was kind of the same in (turns) three and four. It would have gotten fun there (without the final caution), but that's racing."

Mark Dobmeier rallied from 10th to round out the podium.

"Overall it was a great Huset's track," he said. "We just got ourselves behind the eight ball early. We had an excellent car, especially on long green-flag runs. That last yellow, I didn't really want to see it because we had Henderson and Juhl right there, lapped cars all in the way. I was really licking my chops there."

Brooke Tatnell finished fourth and Ryan Timms charged from the back of the field following an early incident to a fifth-place result. Timms was running second when he brought out the first caution of the race after jumping the cushion and spinning in turns three and four on Lap 8.

Timms and Juhl set quick time during their qualifying groups. Timms, Jack Dover, Skylar Prochaska and Jade Hastings each won a heat race. Colin Smith captured the B Main.

Barger produced his first career sprint car win as he led the distance of the 20-lap Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series A Main.

"It's pretty incredible," he said. "It's been a long road. I'm just happy to get one done."

Bayley Ballenger earned a second-place showing with Lee Goos Jr. charging from 20th to third. Brandon Bosma advanced from 15th to fourth and points leader Dusty Ballenger hustled from 18th to fifth.

Taylor Ryan, Shane Fick, Barger and Ty Hanten won the heat races. Whitley Barr garnered the B Main.

Yeigh recorded his track-best sixth Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks victory of the season. Matt Steuerwald placed second with Colby Klaassen ending third, Evan Miller fourth and Zach Olivier fifth.

Klaassen and Yeigh posted heat race triumphs.

The season concludes at Huset's Speedway on Sunday with the Championship Weekend finale featuring the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig as well as the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series. The 410 sprint car main event pays $8,000 to win with a $1,000 bonus to the Hard Charger Award winner courtesy of Cressman Sanitation.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students 13-years-old to 18-years-old. Children 12-years-old and younger get in free.

The gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND RACE RESULTS AT HUSET'S SPEEDWAY (Sept. 25, 2021) -

NOSA Series/Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 7-Justin Henderson (1); 2. 09-Matt Juhl (5); 3. 13-Mark Dobmeier (10); 4. 16-Brooke Tatnell (4); 5. 5T-Ryan Timms (2); 6. 27-Carson McCarl (8); 7. 14-Jody Rosenboom (17); 8. 8H-Jade Hastings (6); 9. 22-Riley Goodno (13); 10. 11M-Brendan Mullen (14); 11. 8-Jack Croaker (18); 12. 05-Colin Smith (21); 13. 20A-Jordan Adams (24); 14. 99-Jordan Graham (15); 15. 4W-Matt Wasmund (22); 16. 9N-Wade Nygaard (9); 17. 0-Nick Omdahl (19); 18. 0X-Alex Schriever (23); 19. 35-Skylar Prochaska (3); 20. ACE-Dusty Zomer (12); 21. (DNF) 17-Zach Omdahl (16); 22. (DNF) 14T-Tim Estenson (11); 23. (DNF) 81-Jack Dover (7); 24. (DNF) 37-Sye Anderson (20).

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 05-Colin Smith (3); 2. 4W-Matt Wasmund (2); 3. 0X-Alex Schriever (6); 4. 20A-Jordan Adams (4); 5. (DNF) 101-Chuck McGillivray (7); 6. (DNF) 10S-Josh Swangler (1); 7. (DNS) 10J-Justin Jacobsma; 8. (DNS) 11X-Donovan Peterson.

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 5T-Ryan Timms (4); 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier (2); 3. 22-Riley Goodno (1); 4. 16-Brooke Tatnell (3); 5. 14-Jody Rosenboom (5); 6. 05-Colin Smith (6); 7. 0X-Alex Schriever (7).

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 81-Jack Dover (2); 2. 14T-Tim Estenson (1); 3. 7-Justin Henderson (4); 4. 11M-Brendan Mullen (3); 5. 37-Sye Anderson (7); 6. 10S-Josh Swangler (5); 7. (DNF) 10J-Justin Jacobsma (6).

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 35-Skylar Prochaska (1); 2. 9N-Wade Nygaard (3); 3. 09-Matt Juhl (4); 4. 99-Jordan Graham (2); 5. 8-Jack Croaker (5); 6. 20A-Jordan Adams (7); 7. 4W-Matt Wasmund (6).

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 8H-Jade Hastings (2); 2. 27-Carson McCarl (4); 3. ACE-Dusty Zomer (3); 4. 17-Zach Omdahl (1); 5. 0-Nick Omdahl (5); 6. 11X-Donovan Peterson (6); 7. 101-Chuck McGillivray (7).

Qualifying A (2 Laps): 1. 5T-Ryan Timms, 00:10.822 (1); 2. 7-Justin Henderson, 00:11.081 (7); 3. 16-Brooke Tatnell, 00:11.142 (2); 4. 11M-Brendan Mullen, 00:11.229 (3); 5. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 00:11.294 (10); 6. 81-Jack Dover, 00:11.386 (11); 7. 22-Riley Goodno, 00:11.424 (13); 8. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 00:11.431 (4); 9. 14T-Tim Estenson, 00:11.440 (8); 10. 10S-Josh Swangler, 00:11.458 (6); 11. 05-Colin Smith, 00:11.562 (14); 12. 10J-Justin Jacobsma, 00:11.727 (5); 13. 0X-Alex Schriever, 00:12.001 (12); 14. (DQ) 37-Sye Anderson, 00:11.895 (9).

Qualifying B (2 Laps): 1. 09-Matt Juhl, 00:11.227 (8); 2. 27-Carson McCarl, 00:11.237 (3); 3. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 00:11.271 (14); 4. ACE-Dusty Zomer, 00:11.396 (9); 5. 99-Jordan Graham, 00:11.430 (7); 6. 8H-Jade Hastings, 00:11.449 (10); 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 00:11.472 (1); 8. 17-Zach Omdahl, 00:11.540 (11); 9. 8-Jack Croaker, 00:11.655 (4); 10. 0-Nick Omdahl, 00:11.707 (6); 11. 4W-Matt Wasmund, 00:11.801 (12); 12. 11X-Donovan Peterson, 00:11.927 (5); 13. 20A-Jordan Adams, 00:12.077 (2); 14. (DNS) 101-Chuck McGillivray.

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 14-Nick Barger (3); 2. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (4); 3. 17-Lee Goos Jr (20); 4. 23-Brandon Bosma (15); 5. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (18); 6. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (7); 7. 81-Jared Jansen (11); 8. 13-Ty Hanten (5); 9. 17V-Casey Abbas (13); 10. 77-Taylor Ryan (9); 11. 32T-Trefer Waller (6); 12. 22W-Aaron Werner (19); 13. F5-Tim Rustad (16); 14. 40-Whitley Barr (17); 15. (DNF) X-Josh Sterrett (10); 16. (DNF) 8K-Micah Slendy (1); 17. (DNF) 12L-John Lambertz (2); 18. (DNF) 69-Mike Moore (12); 19. (DNF) 5-Stu Snyder (14); 20. (DNF) 7-Shane Fick (8).

B Feature (10 Laps): 1. 40-Whitley Barr (1); 2. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (7); 3. 22W-Aaron Werner (2); 4. 17-Lee Goos Jr (3); 5. 3M-Marcus Rothenbacher (6); 6. 98-Nate Barger (10); 7. 11S-Logan Kafka (9); 8. M00-Courtney Stambeck (4); 9. (DNS) 18-Dalton Domagala; 10. (DNS) 8-Jacob Hughes; 11. (DNS) 86-Aaron Penning.

Gunderson Racing Inc Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Taylor Ryan (1); 2. X-Josh Sterrett (4); 3. 8K-Micah Slendy (5); 4. 17V-Casey Abbas (6); 5. 40-Whitley Barr (3); 6. 18-Dalton Domagala (7); 7. (DNS) 8-Jacob Hughes.

Keizer Wheels Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Shane Fick (1); 2. 7L-Jesse Lindberg (2); 3. 69-Mike Moore (4); 4. 5-Stu Snyder (5); 5. 22W-Aaron Werner (3); 6. 3M-Marcus Rothenbacher (6); 7. 86-Aaron Penning (7).

Saldana Racing Products Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Nick Barger (1); 2. 81-Jared Jansen (2); 3. 12L-John Lambertz (3); 4. 23-Brandon Bosma (4); 5. 17-Lee Goos Jr (5); 6. 2D-Dusty Ballenger (6); 7. 11S-Logan Kafka (7).

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 32T-Trefer Waller (3); 2. 13-Ty Hanten (2); 3. 6B-Bayley Ballenger (6); 4. F5-Tim Rustad (4); 5. M00-Courtney Stambeck (1); 6. (DNF) 98-Nate Barger (5).

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks

A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 64-Cory Yeigh (1); 2. 3-Matt Steuerwald (5); 3. 34K-Colby Klaassen (6); 4. 88-Evan Miller (2); 5. 71Z-Zach Olivier (8); 6. 7-Matthew Donker (7); 7. 14J-Jayke Glanzer (10); 8. 40-Tim Dann (3); 9. 83-Nick Janssen (9); 10. (DNF) 15-Brandon Ferguson (4).

Furbys Auto Repair Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 34K-Colby Klaassen (1); 2. 3-Matt Steuerwald (4); 3. 15-Brandon Ferguson (2); 4. 7-Matthew Donker (3); 5. 83-Nick Janssen (5).

Midwest Oil Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 64-Cory Yeigh (2); 2. 40-Tim Dann (3); 3. 88-Evan Miller (1); 4. 71Z-Zach Olivier (4); 5. 14J-Jayke Glanzer (5).

2021 HUSET'S SPEEDWAY WEEKLY DIVISION FEATURE WINNERS -

Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig:

Justin Henderson - 5 (May 16, May 23, July 11, July 18 and Sept. 25); Austin McCarl - 5 (May 9, May 30, June 13, June 20 and July 25); Mark Dobmeier - 1 (Aug. 1);Jack Dover - 1 (Aug. 29);David Gravel - 1 (June 6); and Parker Price-Miller - 1 (May 31)

Nordstrom's Automotive Late Model Street Stocks:

Cory Yeigh - 6 (May 9, June 6, June 13, June 20, Aug. 29 and Sept. 25); Zach Olivier - 4 (May 23, May 30, Aug. 22 and Sept. 24); Dan Jensen - 1 (Aug. 1);Billy Prouty - 1 (May 16);Jim Pruett - 1 (July 18);Matt Steuerwald - 1 (July 11); and Shaun Taylor - 1 (July 25)

Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series :

Lee Goos Jr. - 2 (May 23 and June 6); John Lambertz - 2 (May 16 and Aug. 29); Casey Abbas - 1 (July 18);Dusty Ballenger - 1 (July 25);Nick Barger - 1 (Sept. 25);Brandon Bosma - 1 (Aug. 1);Jesse Lindberg - 1 (May 9);Mike Moore - 1 (May 30);Javen Ostermann - 1 (June 13);Taylor Ryan - 1 (July 11); and Micah Slendy - 1 (June 20)

UP NEXT -

Sunday featuring the Buffalo Wild Wings Northern Outlaw Sprint Association and Casey's 410 Sprint Cars presented by Big Frig and the Wyffels Hybrids RaceSaver Sprint Car Series

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HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -

Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs.

 

 

 

PINK LADY CLASSIC FIELD NEARLY SET

September 24, 2021 – Meridian, Idaho – The starting field for tonight’s’ 7th annual Pink Lady Classic at Meridian Speedway is nearly set. Only two spots remain and will be filled with a 15-lap Last Chance Qualifier prior to the 100-lap finale. Teams will be vying for chance to win $20,000 from the total purse of nearly $52,000.

The event will be a points race for NSRA and Speed Tour with a promotional involvement from Must See Racing presented by Engine Pro. British Columbia, Canada driver Aaron Willison set a new track record and the right to claim the pole position for tonight’s event. Willison was the only driver to crack the 10 second barrier when he ripped a lap of 10.903 seconds around the 8-degree banked quarter- mile speedway. The right to lead the field for tonight’s event was worth $500 for Willison.

Several heavy hitters missed the transfer to the A-main during heat race preliminaries and were forced to crack the A-main starting lineup through the B-main including Eric Humphries, Bryan Warf, Jimmy McCune, Randy Dubois, and Matt Elliott among others.

Humphries led wire-to-wire to capture the 20-lap ‘Tom Elliott Sportsman Classic’ and secure a spot in tonight’s 100-lap Pink Lady Classic. The win was worth $1,000 for Humphries.

Willison and second fastest qualifier Colton Nelson received automatic starting spots and were locked into the feature event by virtue of their qualifying times. The duo will make up the front row for tonight’s event.

PINK LADY CLASSIC STARTING LINEUP

Row 1 Aaron Willison – Colton Nelson Row 2 Austyn Gossell – Ryan Newman Row 3 Riley Rogers – Casey Tillman Row 4 Bryan Gossell – Kris Muhler Row 5 Aiden Spiers – Kyle Alberding Row 6 Troy DeCaire – Eric Humphries Row 7 Bryan Warf – Jimmy McCune Row 8 Ryan Burdett – Jimmy McCune Row 9 Matt Elliott – Ron Larson Row 10 DJ Lyons – Randy Dubois Row 11 Connor Elliott – Rob Grice Row 12 Preston Henderson -

 

 

Marcham makes late race pass to win at Tulsa Speedway

Tulsa, Oklahoma (September 24, 2021) The Newcastle, Oklahoma native Trey Marcham made a late race charge to pass Kyle Jones and claim his second win of the Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget League season.

At the drop of the green flag, Marcham, who started seventh for the main event, methodically worked his way through traffic as Jones took the early lead away from Emilio Hoover. Jones paced the field through multiple cautions while Hoover, Andrew Felker, and Hank Davis battled for positions behind him. Hoover brought out the night’s lone red flag after tagging the wall in between turns three and four, collecting Davis.

When racing resumed, Felker and Shannon McQueen traded passes as Marcham continued to work his way forward. With less than five laps to go, Marcham and Jones put on a show, but Marcham prevailed and captured the win. Jones followed in second, with Felker third, McQueen fourth, and Tanner Berryhill earned the Keizer Wheels Hard Charger award, moving from 15th to round out the top five.

POWRi West will be back in action Saturday night at the always exciting I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City.

Smith Titanium Heat race 1 - Shelby Bosie

Saldana Racing Products Heat Race 2 - Emilio Hoover

Rod End Supply High Passing Points - Hank Davis

Lucas Oil POWRi West Midget Feature Event Results: 1. 32-Trey Marcham 2. 7U-Kyle Jones 3. 11A-Andrew Felker 4. 7-Shannon McQueen 5. 17-Tanner Berryhill 6. 97-Mason Daugherty 7. 3B-Shelby Boise 8. 00-Chase McDermand 9. 70-Cade Cowles 10. 21-Emilio Hoover 11. 44-Branigan Roark 12. 14-Hank Davis 13. 00A-Ace McCarthy 14. 22-Curtis Jones 15. 7X-Michelle Decker

 

 

JOHN WATERS ENDS 3+ YEAR WINLESS DROUGHT ON FLYNN’S TIRE/BORN2RUN LUBRICANTS TOUR WITH PACE RUSH LATE MODEL WIN ON NIGHT 1 OF “TOPLESS NATIONALS” AT GENESEE; CHAD RUHLMAN OVERTAKES GALE RUTH JR WITH A LAST LAP PASS TO WIN RUSH SPRINTS
By Mike Leone

(September 24, 2021) -


(Batavia, NY)...The Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC participated in night one of the fourth annual “Topless Nationals” at Genesee Speedway on a chilly Friday evening. The event marked the second of three appearances by the Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Late Model Touring Series to the 1/3-mile Genesee County Fairgrounds oval in 2021. This was the first time that the “Topless Nationals” was a Tour event; and the 28 cars in action matched the all-time record high Genesee car count for each the last four Tour races. The RUSH Sprint Cars competed in an Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series event at Genesee for the third straight “Topless Nationals”.

After coming up just shy to Jeremy Wonderling at the last Genesee Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Tour show on May 29, John Waters emerged victorious on night one of the “Topless Nationals”. Waters passed Joe Martin with 10 laps to go and held him and Wonderling off to end a more than three-year winless drought on the Tour. The exciting 30 lapper featured three different leaders and five lead changes as Waters earned $2,000 for his first Tour win since a nationally televised MAVTV race on July 3, 2018 at Weedsport Speedway. Waters became the seventh different Tour winner of the season in 14 races after current point leader Kyle Hardy started the year off winning four of the first five races.

“It’s been a tough year,” acknowledged the 40-year-old Whitesville, NY racer. “We were really down this week. This is my 17th year racing and every year I’ve gotten a win. I thought this was going to be the first year we went winless so I’m glad to be here tonight. I couldn’t do it without Dale (LeBarron) and the crew sticking with me. Dale has been begging me to get rid of the Rocket and change to this Black Diamond by Chub. Man this thing is good. It just fits my driving style. It was awesome racing with Joe (Martin) and I know Jeremy was behind me. Dale is the heart and soul behind this and just keeps plugging away. Bobby Bentz from Stan’s Transmission has been going through some rough patches so I’m glad we could get this win to hopefully pick up his spirits. This was a heck of a race track. You could race top, bottom. We went with 25s (Hoosier Tires); I saw Joe went with 55s and once he pulled even on that long green I thought ‘oh no’ then we got that caution.”

Martin won the Sunoco Dash to earn the feature pole, but it was Michael Duritsky, Jr. using the outside to power into the early lead over Martin, Waters, Ryan Frazee, and Wonderling. Martin took the lead on lap two from Duritsky, who cut a tire then as he was slowing spun after contact from Waters to bring out the caution. When racing resumed on lap three, Waters took the lead from Martin, while sixth starting Wonderling was halfway to the front by passing Frazee. Frazee was in position for his best run of the season, but slowed to bring out the caution running fourth with nine laps scored, which moved Hardy into the position on the restart.

After a six-car pileup on the frontstretch on lap 10, action settled down with the next 10 laps going caution-free. Duritsky had charged back through the field after his flat tire and was already up to fifth on lap 11. Duritsky and eighth starting Jimmy Johnson both passed Hardy for fourth and fifth respectively on lap 12. Back up front, Martin began to pressure Waters on lap 16 as it was now a four-car race for the lead with Wonderling and Duritsky in tow. Martin was able to retake the lead with an inside move in turn four on lap 19, but a caution one lap later for Jon Rivers wasn’t what Martin wanted to see.

Martin chose the inside on the double file restart giving Waters the outside. Waters made the top work in turns one and two and was able to power ahead of Martin on lap 21 for what would be the winning pass. Waters was able to keep Martin at bay over the final 10 caution-free laps as he took the checkered flag first by a margin of 0.481 seconds. Waters’ 10th career Tour win moved him into sole possession of second place on the all-time win list, and came in just the second night in a newly purchased #32J car by Dale LeBarron with sponsorship from Troups Creek Heating, Accu-Force, Close Racing Supply, Little Power Shop, Fox Shocks, Troups Creek Auto Parts, Atkins Appraisal, and Stan's Transmission.

Martin earned $1,000 for second as he’s now finished in the top two in the last three Tour events and has eight straight top six finishes! “We’re getting used to this,” expressed the 36-year-old Punxsutawney racer after coming up shy by getting passed for the lead late in four Tour and Weekly Series races over the last few weeks. “We had a different tire on than John (Waters) and I still think it was the right tire, but the race didn’t play out how we needed it to. For John to jump in that car and win in it the second night- that’s a big accomplishment. The car was good all night long on long green flag runs. I was trying to hook that brown spot on the inside on the restart, and I thought if I could have got out in front I’d have been okay in clean air until my tires fired. We’ll take second.”

Wonderling and Duritsky traded third back and forth with Wonderling getting the spot on the final lap. Duritsky settled for fourth after an excellent run through the field for his fourth Tour top five finish of the season. Johnson was fifth for the second straight Genesee Tour race. After failing to finish in the top 10 in the first 11 Tour races of the season, Bud Watson continues his late season surge. Watson raced from 15th to a season best sixth for his third straight top 10! Watson was also the lucky recipient of the $100 Sunoco gift card part of the “Fill’er up with Sunoco Bucks” program presented by Sunoco and Zarin Truck & Auto.

Brad Mesler made his first Tour start in two years and went 19th to seventh to earn the $100 Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down” Hard Charger gift card. It was Mesler’s best finish since a fifth on July 2, 2017 at Bradford. After getting up to as high as fourth, Hardy faded to eighth with a folded nose. Despite just his second finish outside the podium, Hardy is still a perfect 14-for-14 with top 10s. Fulton Speedway Champion Chad Homan was ninth over Jason Knowles.

Beamer Guzzardi finished 14th to earn a $150 spoiler kit from Ontime Body& Graphic. Ninth starting Jason Genco, the Eriez Speedway champion, suffered a cut tire early and was chosen as the TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night” recipient. Alan Chapman was the first non-qualifier and received a $100 Performance Bodies gift card as part of the “Nosed Out” contingency.

Hardy set fast time for the third time this season to earn $100 from FK Rod Ends thanks to a lap of 16.603 during “Shock the Clock” qualifying. Earning $25 for their FK Rod Ends heat race wins were Hardy, Duritsky, and Martin. Mesler won the last chance B main. Martin’s second Sunoco Dash win earned him a $100 Sunoco gift card.

Chad Ruhlman kept his perfect streak alive at Genesee in the Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Cars. Ruhlman hounded Gale Ruth, Jr. throughout the duration of the caution-free 20-lap feature before making a last lap winning pass. The New York native and two-time RUSH Sprint Champion is now four-for-four at Genesee in his Sprint Car career following his $1,000 Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series special win! The feature was timed in 6:18.221.

“I wish the interview was right after the race because I had a lot more energy then,” joked the 44-year-old driver who now calls Erie, Pa. home. “I tried to rip that cushion as hard as I could every lap, but he (Ruth) was there. It was a fun race with him racing our hearts out, and I’m sure it will look the same tomorrow night. With 10 to go I started to see his brakes getting hot and they started to stink a little bit. The stream was really coming off his right rear. I wanted to dive underneath him to get him to come down the race track more so I could have clean air for my nose so I could really sail it into turn one. When he went down to block I knew my only chance was to slide him on the last lap. If I did it one lap earlier, he’d have done the same thing to me.”

After his heat race win, Ruth drew the #1 pill to start on the pole of the feature and jumped into the lead; Ruhlman meanwhile had to make a last lap pass of Brian Hartzell in his heat race just to make the redraw after an early spin that forced him to come from the tail. Ruhlman redrew the #3 pill and passed Steve Pedley on the opening lap for second, while Ryan Fraley followed in third.

By lap three, the top three of Ruth, Ruhlman, and Fraley began to distance themselves from the field. Sixth starting Blaze Myers challenged Pedley for the fourth spot as the two Venango County, Pennsylvania racers battled side-by-side on laps 6-9 before Myers finally made the pass on lap nine. Back up front, Ruhlman began to put the pressure on Ruth on lap 13 as the duo raced side-by-side for the lead. Ruhlman also pulled even on lap 15 before making a mistake on the cushion in turn two on lap 16 that gave Ruth some breathing room.

Ruhlman though kept Ruth in his sights and caught back up to the leader two laps later. Ruhlman made his winning pass shooting under Ruth off turn two on the last lap and won the race to the finish by 0.223 seconds. Ruhlman’s all-time leading 33rd career RUSH Sprint Car win came in the Tim Engles-owned, Dirt Roads Logistics/Pennywell Sandblasting/Dotera Oils-sponsored #68.

Ruth, who leads the $5,000 to-win Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series Championship points, was second to earn $500. Fraley’s third place finish matched his career best in a RUSH Sprint Car as he was also third on August 20 at Dog Hollow. Myers, fresh off his first career Sprint Car win last Saturday at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway, was fourth. Pedley, who earlier in the season competed in his own #21, came home fifth subbing for Rod George in the Hull Racing #41. Ohio racer Tyler Newhart was sixth in his first Genesee start over the team cars of Brian Hartzell and A.J. MacQuarrie. Chris Shuttleworth was ninth in his second start in the J. Mahoney Racing #9J.

The Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Late Model Touring Series and Equipment Rental Options RUSH Sprint Cars will be right back in action on Saturday night (September 25) at Genesee for night two of the “Topless Nationals” with $2,000 and $1,000 to-win respectively. It’s also the Traveling “Manufacturers Night” presented by MSD Performance for the Late Models as drivers in the top 15 in track points at Genesee, Fulton Speedway, and Woodhull Raceway will be eligible for the more than $13,000 in posted product giveaways. Each eligible competing racer will take home a prize packaged valued at least $400!

Pace Performance RUSH Late Model Flynn’s Tire/Born2Run Lubricants Touring Series Race #14 (30 laps, $2,000 to-win): 1. JOHN WATERS (LeBarron 11L) 2. Joe Martin (Snyder 10s) 3. Jeremy Wonderling (3J) 4. Michael Duritsky, Jr. (90J) 5. Jimmy Johnson (39J) 6. Bud Watson (225) 7. Brad Mesler (87s) 8. Kyle Hardy (99) 9. Chad Homan (91) 10. Jason Knowles (Davis 94) 11. Ryan Frazee (11F) 12. J.J. Mazur (13) 13. Brian Kotarski (129) 14. Beamer Guzzardi (12) 15. Billy DuBois (21B) 16. Austin Allen (94X) 17. Brian Knowles (7) 18. Jon Rivers (85) 19. T.J. Downs (1) 20. Dave DuBois (012) 21. Andy Michael (17x) 22. Jim Johnson (93J) 23. Jason Genco (Badgley/Craig 29J) 24. Carl Eldridge (7E).

DNQ for the feature: Alan Chapman (64c), David Stolzenberg (1s), Mark Sundt (94), Todd Chapman (T54).

Car Count: 28
Feature Margin of Victory: 0.481 seconds
Feature Lap Leaders: Michael Duritsky, Jr. (1), John Waters (3-18, 21-30), Joe Martin (2, 19-20)
Ontime Body & Graphic “Spoiler Alert” Spoiler Kit: Beamer Guzzardi
Performance Bodies “Nosed Out”: Alan Chapman
Precise Racing Products “Pedal Down” Hard Charger: Brad Mesler (+12)
Precise Racing Products 5-Gallon Race Jug: John Waters
Sunoco and Zarin Truck & Auto $100 Sunoco Fuel Cards: Bud Watson & Joe Martin
TBM Brakes “Tough Brake of the Night”: Jason Genco

RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends “Shock the Clock” Qualifying ($100 for fast time) (Track record 16.430 by Jeremy John Waters on 5/29/21): 1. 99-Kyle Hardy, 00:16.603[2]; 2. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr, 00:16.715[17]; 3. 10S-Joe Martin, 00:16.822[16]; 4. 11F-Ryan Frazee, 00:16.859[3]; 5. 11L-John Waters, 00:16.914[19]; 6. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling, 00:16.963[22]; 7. 94-Jason Knowles, 00:16.995[9]; 8. 39J-Jimmy Johnson, 00:17.044[4]; 9. 29J-Jason Genco, 00:17.145[13]; 10. 85-Jon Rivers, 00:17.151[12]; 11. 13-JJ Mazur, 00:17.197[8]; 12. 91-Chad Homan, 00:17.231[23]; 13. 93J-Jim Johnson, 00:17.231[24]; 14. 7-Brian Knowles, 00:17.232[14]; 15. 225-Bud Watson, 00:17.350[6]; 16. 87S-Brad Mesler, 00:17.351[7]; 17. 12-Beamer Guzzardi, 00:17.413[18]; 18. 94X-Austin Allen, 00:17.439[1]; 19. 129-Brian Kotarski, 00:17.534[27]; 20. 012-Dave DuBois, 00:17.754[20]; 21. 1-TJ Downs, 00:17.809[25]; 22. 21BD-Billy DuBois, 00:17.970[28]; 23. 17X-Andy Michael, 00:18.020[21]; 24. T54-Todd Chapman, 00:18.073[26]; 25. 64C-Alan Chapman, 00:18.095[15]; 26. 94B-Mark Sundt, 00:18.391[10]; 27. 7E-Carl Eldridge, 00:18.510[11]; 28. 1S-David Stolzenberg, 00:23.348[5].

RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 1 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 99-Kyle Hardy[1]; 2. 11F-Ryan Frazee[2]; 3. 94-Jason Knowles[3]; 4. 85-Jon Rivers[4]; 5. 93J-Jim Johnson[5]; 6. 129-Brian Kotarski[7]; 7. 87S-Brad Mesler[6]; 8. 21BD-Billy DuBois[8]; 9. 64C-Alan Chapman[9]; 10. 1S-David Stolzenberg[10].

RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 2 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr[1]; 2. 11L-John Waters[2]; 3. 39J-Jimmy Johnson[3]; 4. 13-JJ Mazur[4]; 5. 012-Dave DuBois[7]; 6. 7-Brian Knowles[5]; 7. 17X-Andy Michael[8]; 8. 12-Beamer Guzzardi[6]; 9. 94B-Mark Sundt[9].

RUSH Late Model FK Rod Ends Heat 3 (8 laps, Top 6 transfer to A, $25 to-win): 1. 10S-Joe Martin[1]; 2. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling[2]; 3. 29J-Jason Genco[3]; 4. 91-Chad Homan[4]; 5. 225-Bud Watson[5]; 6. 94X-Austin Allen[6]; 7. 1-TJ Downs[7]; 8. 7E-Carl Eldridge[9]; 9. T54-Todd Chapman[8]

RUSH Late Model Last Chance B Main (10 laps, Top 6 transfer to A): 1. 87S-Brad Mesler[1]; 2. 12-Beamer Guzzardi[5]; 3. 17X-Andy Michael[2]; 4. 21BD-Billy DuBois[4]; 5. 1-TJ Downs[3]; 6. 7E-Carl Eldridge[6]; 7. 64C-Alan Chapman[7]; 8. 1S-David Stolzenberg[10]; 9. 94B-Mark Sundt[8]; 10. T54-Todd Chapman[9].

RUSH Late Model Sunoco Dash (6 laps, $100 Sunoco fuel card to-win): 1. 10S-Joe Martin[1]; 2. 90J-Michael Duritsky Jr[3]; 3. 11L-John Waters[5]; 4. 11F-Ryan Frazee[4]; 5. 99-Kyle Hardy[6]; 6. 3J-Jeremy Wonderling[2]

Pace Performance RUSH Sprint Car Equipment Rental Options Weekly Series race #25 (20 laps, $1,000 to-win): 1. CHAD RUHLMAN (Engles 68) 2. Gale Ruth, Jr. (McConnell 24) 3. Ryan Fraley (12) 4. Blaze Myers (43JR) 5. Steve Pedley (Hull 41) 6. Tyler Newhart (57N) 7. Brian Hartzell (69) 8. A.J. MacQuarrie (69x) 9. Chris Shuttleworth (Mahoney/Eckart 9J).

RUSH Sprint Car Heat (8 laps):

 

 

 

Martin Masters Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Nationals Night Two at I-70!

Lonnie Wheatley, ODESSA, Mo. (September 24, 2021) – Jason Martin proved to be the class of the field in Friday night’s second round of Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals preliminary competition atop the -mile I-70 Motorsports Park clay oval.

Bouncing back from power steering line woes that cost him several positions late in Thursday’s feature, Martin gunned into the lead at the outset and paced the field all 20 rounds of the United Rebel Sprint Series event aboard the Myers-powered Rezac Concrete/Trucks Plus/Bybee Electric No. 5x Eagle.

“It drives a lot better when you can actually turn it,” the Liberal, Kansas native now calling Nebraska home quipped afterward.

While Martin paced the entire race amongst heavy lapped traffic, Zach Blurton kept him in reach throughout but couldn’t quite part the waters to make a move for the point.

Following a red flag for Kevin Dye’s turn four tumble with one lap in the books, the final 19 circuits ran off in non-stop fashion with Martin leaving just nine cars on the lead lap with the skies opening up he parked in victory lane.

“I’ve never closed on lapped cars that fast, it was pretty wild,” Martin said.

Blurton settled for runner-up honors for the second night in a row after working his way sixth to second in just three laps with Thursday winner Luke Cranston filling out the podium in third.  Pole starter Randy Martin was fourth with Toby Chapman filling out the top five.

Kyler Johnson was sixth in the fast-paced affair with Ty Williams, Jeremy Huish, Jay Russell and Alfred Galedridge, Jr., rounding out the top ten with Josh Poe earning Hard Charger honors by climbing seven positions from 20th to 13th.

Luke Cranston topped the point charts over the two nights to lock into Saturday night’s Dash for Cash along with Blurton, Jason Martin, Kyler Johnson, Chapman and Ty Williams.

The Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals at I-70 Motorsports Park wraps up with Saturday night’s $3,000-to-win championship finale.

I-70 Motorsports Park – Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals

September 24, 2021 Results:

United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS):

Qualifying Group One:  1. 45x-Kyler Johnson 16.129, 2. 1p-Curtis Evans 16.245, 3. 7c-Toby Chapman 16.420, 4. 43-Jake Greenwood 16.488, 5. 92J-J.R. Topper 16.531, 6. 45-Monty Ferreira 16.693, 7. 38-Kevin Frisbie 16.863, 8. 91-Steven Russell 16.893, 9. 4-Joseph Poe 16.895.

Qualifying Group Two:  1. 5x-Jason Martin 15.747, 2. 76-Jay Russell 15.947, 3. 9-John Webster 16.005, 4. 63-Randy Martin 16.025, 5. 1-Greg Murry 16.239, 6. 19-Alfred Galedridge, Jr., 16.456, 7. 20d-Jacob Dye 16.507, 8. 26b-Matthew Fox 16.514, 9. 3-Kevin Dye 17.041.

Qualifying Group Three:  1. 20-Luke Cranston 15.545, 2. 2J-Zach Blurton 15.579, 3. 911-Ty Williams 15.694, 4. 15-Jack Potter 15.731, 5. 88J-Jeremy Huish 15.824, 6. 75-Cash Beeson 16.059, 7. 38c-Camdin Couch 17.531 8. 36-Chris Couch 17.895.

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 7c-Toby Chapman, 2. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 3. 43-Jake Greenwood, 4. 1p-Curtis Evans, 5. 45-Monty Ferriera, 6. 91-Steven Russell, 7. 4-Joseph Poe, 8. 92J-J.R. Topper, 9. 38-Kevin Frisbie.

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 63-Randy Martin, 2. 5x-Jason Martin, 3. 76-Jay Russell, 4. 9-John Webster, 5. 19-Alfred Galedridge, Jr., 6. 20d-Jacob Dye, 7. 1-Greg Murry, 8. 26b-Matthew Fox, 9. 3-Kevin Dye.

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 20-Luke Cranston, 2. 911-Ty Williams, 3. 2J-Zach Blurton, 4. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 5. 15-Jack Potter, 6. 75-Cash Beeson, 7. 36-Chris Couch, 8. 38c-Camdin Couch.

“A” Main (20 Laps):  1. 5x-Jason Martin (2), 2. 2J-Zach Blurton (6), 3. 20-Luke Cranston (5), 4. 63-Randy Martin (1), 5. 7c-Toby Chapman (3), 6. 45x-Kyler Johnson (4), 7. 911-Ty Williams (7), 8. 88J-Jeremy Huish (10), 9. 76-Jay Russell (8), 10. 19-Alfred Galedridge, Jr. (14), 11. 45-Monty Ferreira (15), 12. 1p-Curtis Evans (12), 13. 4-Josh Poe (20), 14. 15-Jack Potter (13), 15. 43-Jake Greenwood (9), 16. 9-John Webster (11), 17. 91-Steven Russell (18), 18. 20d-Jacob Dye (17) 19. 38c-Camdin Couch (24), 20. 1-Greg Murry (19), 21. 92J-J.R. Topper (23), 22. 26b-Matthew Fox (22), 23. 75-Cash Beeson (16), 24. 36-Chris Couch (21), 25. 38-Kevin Frisbie (25), 26. 3-Kevin Dye (26).

Lap Leaders:  Jason Martin 1-20.

Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service I-70 305 Sprint Car Nationals Points through Night Two (Top 6 in combined points from Thursday and Friday lock into Saturday’s Dash for Cash – Balance to Saturday heats with invert of six in each heat):


 

 

 

Thursday


 

Friday


 

 

Rank

No.

Name

Qual

Heat

A Main

Total


 

Qual

Heat

A Main

Total


 

Overall

1

20

Luke Cranston

20

24

100

144


 

20

30

91

141


 

285

2

2J

Zach Blurton

20

30

95

145


 

18

24

95

137


 

282

3

5x

Jason Martin

18

27

76

121


 

20

27

100

147


 

268

4

45x

Kyler Johnson

16

30

91

137


 

20

27

82

129


 

266

5

7c

Toby Chapman

16

30

85

131


 

16

30

85

131


 

262

6

911

Ty Williams

20

24

88

132


 

16

27

79

122


 

254

7

88J

Jeremy Huish

18

27

79

124


 

12

21

76

109


 

233

8

76

Jay Russell

12

18

82

112


 

18

24

73

115


 

227

9

63

Randy Martin

6

12

73

91


 

14

30

88

132


 

223

10

43

Jake Greenwood

16

21

66

103


 

14

24

60

98


 

201

11

45

Monty Ferreira

18

24

54

96


 

10

18

68

96


 

192

12

1p

Curtis Evans

14

21

48

83


 

18

21

66

105


 

188

13

15

Jack Potter

8

15

70

93


 

14

18

62

94


 

187

14

4

Josh Poe

14

24

68

106


 

4

12

64

80


 

186

15

19

Alfred Galedridge, Jr.

8

12

62

82


 

10

18

70

98


 

180

16

9

John Webster

12

21

42

75


 

16

21

58

95


 

170

17

20d

Jacob Dye

12

15

64

91


 

8

15

54

77


 

168

18

1

Greg Murry

8

15

58

81


 

12

12

50

74


 

155

19

75

Cash Beeson

14

18

50

82


 

10

15

44

69


 

151

20

26b

Matthew Fox

10

18

60

88


 

6

9

46

61


 

149

21

38

Kevin Frisbie

10

12

56

78


 

8

6

40

54


 

132

22

92J

J.R. Topper

10

9

44

63


 

12

9

48

69


 

132

23

38c

Camdin Couch

4

3

52

59


 

8

9

52

69


 

128

24

91

Steven Russell

4

3

40

47


 

6

15

56

77


 

124

25

36

Chris Couch

6

9

46

61


 

6

12

42

60


 

121

26

3

Kevin Dye


 

 

 

 

 

4

6

36

46


 

46

 

 

Cranston Captures I-70s Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Nationals Opener!

Lonnie Wheatley, ODESSA, Mo. (September 23, 2021) – Luke Cranston already has the Belleville 305 Nationals crowns to his credit this season.

Now, the Ness City, KS, racer is seeking to add another feather to his cap with this weekend’s United Rebel Sprint Series-sanctioned Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals atop the I-70 Motorsports Park clay oval.

He is off to a strong in that pursuit by racing to victory lane in Thursday night’s 20-lap preliminary main event that kicked off the three-night tilt that culminates with Saturday night’s $3,000-to-win championship finale.

Cranston chased Kyler Johnson for the opening dozen rounds before battling into the lead in traffic and then beat Zach Blurton to the checkered flag with Johnson settling for the show position.

“It was really a blessing to start up front in that one,” Cranston said after the triumph aboard the Myers-powered Southwest Family Farms No. 20 Maxim .  “I’m looking forward to the next two nights, hopefully we can keep it out front.”

While Cranston took the opening night win, Blurton escaped as the night’s top point earner to give him an inside track to Saturday’s Dash that will include the top six in point after Friday’s preliminary event.

Johnson gunned into the lead from the pole position and kept Cranston and Bubak at bay.  The trio diced for the point at the midway mark as heavy lapped traffic was in play.  Cranston and Johnson crossed the stripe on the 12th side-by-side with Cranston completing the race-winning in the next pair of corners.

Blurton followed suit a lap later, making his way past Johnson for second but was unable to mount a charge on Cranston as the checkered flag flew with 0.751-second difference separating the lead duo.

Johnson was third with Ty Williams and Toby Chapman rounding the top five.  Jay Rusell rallied from 14th to sixth with Jeremy Huish, Jason Martin, 20th-starter Randy Martin and 17th-starter Jack Potter completing the top ten.

Williams posted the night’s fastest lap of 15.386-seconds in Group Qualifying with Johnson, Chapman and Blurton best in Heat Race action.

The Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals at I-70 Motorsports Park resumes with a second night of preliminary action on Friday night leading the way into Saturday’s $3,000-to-win championship finale. 

I-70 Motorsports Park – Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service 305 Sprint Car Nationals

September 23, 2021 Results:

United Rebel Sprint Series (URSS):

Qualifying Group One:  1. 20-Luke Cranston 15.695, 2. 5x-Jason Martin 15.770, 3. 45x-Kyler Johnson 16.135, 4. 1p-Curtis Evans 16.147, 5. 76-Jay Russell 16.242, 6. 92J-J.R. Topper 16.243, 7. 15-Jack Potter 16.383, 8. 63-Randy Martin 16.477, 9. 38c-Camdin Couch 18.229.

Qualifying Group Two:  1. 911-Ty Williams 15.386, 2. 88J-Jeremy Huish 15.456, 3. 7c-Toby Chapman 15.565, 4. 75-Cash Beeson 15.801, 5. 9-John Webster 15.901, 6. 38-Kevin Frisbie 16.268, 7. 1-Greg Murry 16.319, 8. 91-Steven Russell NT.

Qualifying Group Three:  1. 2J-Zach Blurton 15.597, 2. 45-Monty Ferriera 15.875, 3. 43-Jake Greenwood 16.038, 4. 4-Josh Poe 16.368, 5. 20d-Jacob Dye 16.624, 6. 26b-Matt Fox 16.734, 7. 19-Alfred Galedridge, Jr. 17.045, 8. 36-Chris Couch 17.360.

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 45x-Kyler Johnson, 2. 5x-Jason Martin, 3. 20-Luke Cranston, 4. 1p-Curtis Evans, 5. 76-Jay Russell, 6. 15-Jack Potter, 7. 63-Randy Martin, 8. 92J-J.R. Topper, 9. 38c-Camdin Couch.

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 7c-Toby Chapman, 2. 88J-Jeremy Huish, 3. 911-Ty Williams, 4. 9-John Webster, 5. 75-Cash Beeson, 6. 1-Greg Murry, 7. 38-Kevin Frisbie, 8. 91-Steven Russell (DNS).

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 2J-Zach Blurton, 2. 4-Josh Poe, 3. 45-Monty Ferriera, 4. 43-Jake Greenwood, 5. 26b-Matthew Fox, 6. 20d-Jacob Dye, 7. 19-Alfred Galedridge, Jr., 8. 36-Chris Couch.

“A” Main (20 Laps):  1. 20-Luke Cranston (2), 2. 2J-Zach Blurton (4), 3. 45x-Kyler Johnson (1), 4. 911-Ty Williams (3), 5. 7c-Toby Chapman (5), 6. 76-Jay Russell (14), 7. 88J-Jeremy Huish (6), 8. 5x-Jason Martin (7), 9. 63-Randy Martin (20), 10. 15-Jack Potter (17), 11. 4-Josh Poe (8), 12. 43-Jake Greenwood (11), 13. 20d-Jacob Dye (18), 14. 19-Alfred Galedridge, Jr., (21), 15. 26b-Mattew Fox (15), 16. 1-Greg Murry (16), 17. 38-Kevin Frisbie (19), 18. 45-Monty Ferreira (9), 19. 38c-Camdin Couch (24), 20. 75-Cash Beeson (13), 21. 1p-Curtis Evans (12), 22. 36-Chris Couch (23), 23. 92J-J.R. Topper (22), 24. 9-John Webster (10), 25. 91-Steven Russell (DNS).

Lap Leaders:  Kyler Johnson 1-12, Luke Cranston 13-20.

Fifth Annual Lubbock Wrecker Service I-70 305 Sprint Car Nationals Points through Night One (Top 6 in combined points from Thursday and Friday lock into Saturday’s Dash for Cash – Balance to Saturday heats with invert of six in each heat):

Rank

No.

Name

Qual

Heat

A Main

Total

1

2J

Zach Blurton

20

30

95

145

2

20

Luke Cranston

20

24

100

144

3

45x

Kyler Johnson

16

30

91

137

4

911

Ty Williams

20

24

88

132

5

7c

Toby Chapman

16

30

85

131

6

88J

Jeremy Huish

18

27

79

124

7

5x

Jason Martin

18

27

76

121

8

76

Jay Russell

12

18

82

112

9

4

Josh Poe

14

24

68

106

10

43

Jake Greenwood

16

21

66

103

11

45

Monty Ferreira

18

24

54

96

12

15

Jack Potter

8

15

70

93

13

63

Randy Martin

6

12

73

91

14

20d

Jacob Dye

12

15

64

91

15

26b

Matthew Fox

10

18

60

88

16

1p

Curtis Evans

14

21

48

83

17

19

Alfred Galedridge, Jr.

8

12

62

82

18

75

Cash Beeson

14

18

50

82

19

1

Greg Murry

8

15

58

81

20

38

Kevin Frisbie

10

12

56

78

21

9

John Webster

12

21

42

75

22

92J

J.R. Topper

10

9

44

63

23

36

Chris Couch

6

9

46

61

24

38c

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Hendershot Repeats at Path Valley; Dom Melair Wins Make-up Feature

Veteran racer Donnie Hendershot of Clear Spring, Md., has developed a fondness for Path Valley Speedway . . . and for winning.

Over the years, the driver of the family-backed Hendershot Siding/Hendershot Farms #31 had scored the majority of his best finishes at BAPS Motor Speedway, but in May he earned his first career victory at Path Valley.

Just four months later, he returned to the Spring Run bullring and earned win number two.

On a track where passing was at a premium, Hendershot slipped by early leader Mike Alleman of Port Royal and held off a charge from Austin Reed to capture the regularly scheduled PA Sprint Series feature.

Earlier, Dom Melair of Warrington took the lead from Jimmy White of Mount Union and scored a win in the conclusion of a feature postponed by rain August 13 after eight laps had been completed.

In the regular feature, Alleman, the only regular PASS competitor to have raced in the series since its founding in 1999, fought off an early charge by Hendershot but eventually succumbed to an outside pass from the Maryland racer.

After a lap nine caution for Rowdy Heffner and Garrett Bard, who tangled in turn two, Reed got past Alleman and began applying pressure to Hendershot, but Friday night’s Williams Grove winner wasn’t able to complete the pass for a weekend double, and Hendershot crossed the finish line .343 seconds ahead.

Alleman hung on for a third-place finish, with Mikell McGee of nearby Doylesburg taking fourth and earning the Hard Charger Award for the night with his five-position advance. Rookie Jarrett Cavalet finished fifth, his second straight top five after a strong run in the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series race Friday at Clinton County Speedway.

Completing the top 10 were Zach Rhodes, Ken Duke Jr., Jimmy White, Dom Melair and Andrew Boyer.

Heat race for the 15 PASS teams in attendance were won by Reed and Stevie Kenawell.

Jimmy White had been leading the August 13 feature when the rains came, but Melair, who won the last PASS feature run at Path Valley two weeks ago, won the initial drag race for the lead and was never headed.

Mikell McGee gave Melair a stiff challenge in the latter stages of the race but had to settle for second place, with Donnie Hendershot coming home third, John Walp fourth, and White fifth.

Zach Rhodes, Rowdy Heffner, Andrew Boyer, Stevie Kenawell and Austin Reed completed the top ten, with Reed not running at the finish.

Eleven cars returned to run the make-up portion of the race, and Mike Melair was unable to start, due to continuing gremlins under the hood, which also kept him out of competition Friday at Williams Grove. Because of multiple accidents in the August portion of the race, only 12 cars would have run the remainder of the event then.

This weekend the PASS drivers and teams will join 410 sprinters on the program for the River Valley Builders Jim Nace Memorial 39th Annual National Open. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseries.com, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

Results from Path Valley Speedway, September 18

HEAT 1 – 1. 17K-Stevie Kenawell; 2. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet; 3. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 4. 95-Garrett Bard; 5. 11M-Mikell McGee; 6. 55-Dom Melair; 7. 21-Andrew Boyer. DNS – 54-Mike Melair.

HEAT 2 – 1. 34-Austin Reed; 2. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 3. 46-Mike Alleman; 4. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 5. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 6. 17R-Frank Rusnock; 7. 53W-Jimmy White.

FEATURE – 1. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 2. 34-Austin Reed; 3. 46-Mike Alleman; 4. 11M-Mikell McGee; 5. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet; 6. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 7. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 8. 53W-Jimmy White; 9. 55-Dom Melair; 10. 21-Andrew Boyer; 11. 17K-Stevie Kenawell; 12. 17R-Frank Rusnock; 13. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 14. 95-Garrett Bard; 15. 54-Mike Melair.

COMPLETION OF 8/13 FEATURE – 1. 55-Dom Melair; 2. 11M-Mikell McGee; 3. 31-Donnie Hendershot; 4. 5-John Walp; 5. 53W-Jimmy White; 6. 0Z-Zach Rhodes; 7. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 8. 21-Andrew Boyer; 9. 17K-Stevie Kenawell; 10. 34-Austin Reed (DNF). DNS – 54-Mike Melair.

 

 

Ty Williams Dominates at 81 Speedway with United Rebel Sprint Series

PARK CITY, Kansas (September 18, 2021) – Sixteen cars attended Saturday’s event at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas with the Drive to Zero POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series Presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing. The night saw Oklahoma-native, Ty Williams, with a dominating performance over the field from the drop of the green to the checkered.

Williams also captured the dash win ahead of Kansas’ Jordan Knight, placing them on the front row for the 25-lap feature event. Williams quickly hurried off the race lead ahead of J. Knight and Luke Cranston. On lap three, Jeff Stasa advanced to fourth ahead of Jeremy Huish and Texas’ Marcus Thomas. Huish and Thomas both reclaimed their position on lap five.

With eleven laps complete, second place running Jordan Knight slipped back to fourth behind Cranston and Huish. Just one circuit later, Thomas moved into position ahead Knight to claim fourth. Lap 15 saw Marcus Thomas move into third ahead of Jeremy Huish as Jeff Stasa reclaimed fifth.

The race completed in the same running order, as drivers navigated many different line techniques to attempt to advance. Ty Williams claimed the victory over Luke Cranston and Marcus Thomas on the podium. Jeremy Huish and Jeff Stasa complete the top five finishers.

Heat race competition was won by Jeff Stasa and Marcus Thomas. The Keizer Aluminum Wheels hard charger was awarded to Mike Kleymann, advancing five positions to finish tenth.

United Rebel Sprint Series

81 Speedway – Park City, Kansas

September 18, 2021

Heat One (8 laps): 1) Jeff Stasa, 2) Jeremy Huish, 3) Jordan Knight, 4) Luke Cranston, 5) Alan Cunningham, 6) Jon Freeman, 7) Cash Beeson, 8) Mike Kleymann

Heat Two (8 laps): 1) Marcus Thomas, 2) Ty Williams, 3) Tyler Knight, 4) Connor Atkinson, 5) Zach Blurton, 6) Stuart Snyder, 7) Eric Matthews, 8) JD Johnson

Dash (6 laps): 1) Ty Williams, 2) Jordan Knight, 3) Luke Cranston, 4) Jeff Stasa, 5) Jeremy Huish, 6) Marcus Thomas

A Feature (25 laps): 1) Ty Williams, 2) Luke Cranston, 3) Marcus Thomas, 4) Jeremy Huish, 5) Jeff Stasa, 6) Zach Blurton, 7) Jordan Knight, 8) Stuart Snyder, 9) Jon Freeman, 10) Mike Kleymann, 11) Alan Cunningham, 12) Cash Beeson, 13) Tyler Knight, 14) Connor Atkinson, 15) Eric Matthews, 16) JD Johnson

 

 

PIRTEK UMSS

Nights 1 and 2 of the Legendary 100 is all about qualifying and getting the best starting position possible for the feature race for all the marbles on Saturday night. The PIRTEK UMSS would have both the winged and traditional sprint cars compete through the weekend providing fans with all of the excitement and fabulous racing they are accustomed to seeing with this group.

Night 1 qualifying would have Scott Brandt laying down quick time and a new track record for the series in the traditional sprints. The feature on night one would see Nick DaRonco steal the lead from Brandt with just 3 laps to go in the 18 lap feature grabbing the pole for the big dance on Saturday. Chase Viebrock would also set quick time and break the track record in the winged division. Chase would start the race from the cat bird seat and take the checkers cementing the pole for Saturday’s main event.

Night 2 qualifying would see Jake Kouba setting the quick time during the traditional sprint qualifying landing him on the pole. It would be Blake Anderson though on a mission from the fourth starting position who would take the checkers setting him up for an outside pole start in Saturdays feature. Chase Viebrock would break his own track record and set quick time on Friday night giving him the pole in the Friday night feature where he was able to once again keep out front for the win.

New Richmond, WI, September 18, 2021 by: Terry Lenhertz

The Pirtek Renegades wrapped up their season Saturday as part of the annual Legendary 100 at Cedar Lake Speedway. With two nights of qualifying and preliminary features completed, all that remained for Saturday was a pair of 20-lap features in each division to put a bow on 2021.

First up was the Traditional sprints, with preliminary feature winners Nick DaRonco and Blake Anderson pacing the Reaction Time Sports Podcast lineup. DaRonco was strong early at the point, with fifth starting Mike Mueller making the low groove work, Anderson in the middle and Cam Schafer up high in the battle for second. Surprising no one, Schafer pushed off what little cushion there was to secure second and quickly reeled in DaRonco. Proving his versatility, Schafer crossed under DaRonco at the flagstand on lap six to take over the point.

The caution-free event saw the laps tick off with 2021’s winningest drivers exploiting their favorite lines in a duel for the win - Schafer throttle stomping and flying high, Mueller smooth and methodical running the catfish line. Mueller’s patience and perfection began paying dividends as the laps dwindled, as the two were in a dead heat with five laps to go. With just three circuits remaining the Stacy Slugger took his #87 mount to the point, sticking like glue to the low line and leaving a mad scramble between Schafer, DaRonco and Anderson for second.

At the double checkers, Mueller claimed his fourth sticker of the summer and the second UMSS points championship of his career as he parked in Rock Auto victory lane. DaRonco emerged from the final mad dash as the runner-up, ahead of Anderson, Schafer, and Bryan Roach.

When the Pirtek winged warriors emerged for their finale, it was 2021 champion Chase Viebrock on the pin and Mark Chevalier to his starboard side. Chevalier proved strong early, grabbing the lead over Viebrock and catching lapped traffic already by lap six. While the lead group of Chevalier, Viebrock, Luke Nellis, Brad Peterson, and Owen Carlson worked through traffic, Chevalier’s advantage began to shrink. As the leaders diced through heavy traffic on the front stretch on lap eight, Viebrock made his move to take over the top spot. A pair of cautions near the half-way point allowed Peterson to pick his way forward on the subsequent restarts, first by Nellis and Brady Donnohue, and later around Chevalier for second.

But up front, The New Richmond Nightmare was putting on another clinic in domination. As the top three of Viebrock, Peterson and Chevalier stretched out a bit, Jeremy Kerzman, Nellis and Donnohue were taking part in spirited slicing and dicing to settle the battle for fourth. After 20 laps, for the eleventh time this season, it was the #50 of Chase Viebrock visiting Rock Auto victory lane. The win also cemented Viebrock’s QualityFreightRate.com points championship in record setting fashion - the eleven win total was two more than had ever been notched in a single season during the history of the winged division of the Pirtek Renegades/Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series. Following Viebrock across the stripe were Peterson, Chevalier, Kerzman, Donnohue and Nellis.

The final event on the Pirtek Renegade calendar will be the Arrive-and-Drive at Cedar Lake Speedway, on Saturday, October 2. The arrive-and-drive/practice session will be preceded by a Renegade Academy classroom instruction session in the Cedar Lake indoor arena, co-hosted by the Pirtek and Northern Renegades. The academy is free of charge and open to all skill levels, from novice through veteran drivers. The behind the wheel arrive-and-drive portion of the event incurs a $10/lap charge.

Officials from the Pirtek Renegades extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all the drivers, crews, fans, host tracks, and safety professionals for their contributions to a successful and enjoyable 2021 season. We also wish you a safe and productive off-season and look forward to sharing the race tracks with you again in 2022.

 

 

 

Zionkowski Preps for Nittany 40 with Victory at Clinton County Speedway

Mill Hall, PA – Jared Zionkowski used Friday night’s race as the final preparation race for the Nittany 40 coming up in two weeks at Clinton County. “If the track is tacky like tonight for the big race, that would be great,” said Zionkowski in Victory Lane. It was his second win of the season. Other winners of the night included Brandon Moser in the Pro Stocks, Dexter Strawser in the 600 Micro Sprints, Jeffrey Weaver in the 270s and Joey Snook in the Four Cylinders.

Dustin Prettyleaf and Jarret Cavalet led the field of sprint cars to the green flag. Prettyleaf led the first lap with fourth place starter, Zionkowski in second Matt Tebbs in third followed by Reed Thompson and Cavalet. The leaders began to encounter lapped traffic by lap number six with Prettyleaf in the lead and Zionkowski within striking distance. On lap number seven, Zionkowski used the high lane of the speedway to pass Prettyleaf and a lapped car to take the lead.

Zionkowski weaved his way through lapped traffic like a seasoned veteran, utilizing the high and low sides of the speedway. Prettyleaf maintained second with Matt Tebbs running in third. Seventh place starter Dylan Proctor and tenth place starter Josh Beamer started to make a charge towards the front of the field.

On lap number 19, the red flag waved, when Hayden Walizer caught the wheel of another sprinter and flipped in turns three and four. Walizer was ok. Following the restart, Zionkowski brought the field up to speed, with Prettyleaf, Tebbs, Proctor, and Cavalet in the top five. The final six laps went caution free, as Zionkowski raced to his second win of the season. Prettyleaf was second, Tebbs third, Proctor finished fourth and Cavalet completed the top five. Sixth through tenth were Beamer, Scott Lutz, Matt Cochran, Dakota Schweikart, and Craig Dobrosky. Heat races were won by Prettyleaf, Cochran and Zionkowski.

Todd Geyer and Gary Mellott started on the front row of the Pro Stock feature event. Mellott battled with Geyer and led the first several laps. By the completion of lap number five, Mellott was leading sixth place starter Brandon Moser, Geyer, AJ Stroup, and Jason Smith. Moser made a pass for the lead on lap number seven. The caution flag waved as the field came to complete lap number eight, when Cory Long spun in turn four. Following the restart, AJ Stroup took the runner up position away from Geyer and tried to chase down the race leader. On lap number eleven, the caution flag waved again for Long and Rich Fye who got together while battling for position On the restart Moser led, Stroup, Geyer, Mellott and Robert Tressler. With two laps remaining, Stroup slowed and took his car to the pits, allowing Geyer to take back the runner up position. At the checkered flag, Moser was the winner over Geyer, Tressler, Mellott and Long. Sixth through tenth were Noah Kissinger, Chris Orwig Sr, Rooster Peters, Smith, and Stroup. Heat races were won by Moser and Mellott.

Dustin Roberts advanced from the outside of the front row to take the lead in the 600 Micro Sprint feature event. The caution came out on lap number two when Timmy Bittner slowed on the front stretch. Roberts continued to show the way with Dexter Strawser, Jeff Gyuina, Jeffrey Weaver and Mitchell Holden in pursuit. Roberts would continue to hold off Strawser until lap number 12. Strawser took the lead and would lead the final four laps for the win over Roberts, Gyurina, Holden, and Chase Rousey. The heat was won by Bitner.

James Bilger started on the pole of the 270 Micro Sprint feature event and took the early lead. Tenth place starter Jeffrey Weaver took the top spot by the completion of lap number four. The caution flag waved on lap number seven, with four cars involved in a turn four accident. By lap number nine, Denny Rinehimer moved into the second spot. Skeetz Hockenbrock moved into the top five by lap number ten. Weaver continued to lead the remaining laps to claim his 44th career feature win, tying him for 4th on the all time career win list. Crossing the line second was Rinehimer, Bilger, Hockenbrock, and Shawn Musser. As of press time, the 270 results remain unofficial pending a tech review. Heats were won by Weaver and Levi Brungard.

Joey Snook started on the outside of the front row in the 4 Cylinder main event. Snook took the lead over pole sitter Donald Wynn. The field slowed on lap number two when a caution was needed for Shane Wager who stopped on the speedway. Upon the restart Snook maintained the lead over Wynn, Dillan Craft, and Larry Beecher. The leaders begin to encounter lapped traffic on lap number nine. Snook cruised to his first career win over Dillan Craft, Larry Beecher, Maddox Smith, and Cody Stover. Sixth through tenth were Blake Snyder, Chris Small, Jimmy Moyer, Keith Haagen and Dustin Miller. Heat races were won by Jimmy Moyer, Craft, Stover, and Hunter Flook. The b-main was won by Brad Boyd.

The next event at the Clinton County Speedway will be on Saturday, October 2nd. Gates will open at 1PM and Racing will begin at 4:30. The RaceSaver Sprints will compete in the Nittany 40 presented by Bill Happy Camper Sales and Service of Mill Hall. Sprint cars will use time trials and heat races to determine the starting lineup for the biggest race of the season for the Sprint Cars. The Pro Stocks will also compete in their biggest race of the year, the CW Smith Memorial paying $1,800 to win for their 50 lap main event. In addition, the 270 Micros, the 600 Micros and the four cylinders will be in competition. For the latest speedway information, visit the speedway website at www.clintoncountyspeedway.com or follow us on Facebook.

Sprint Cars: 1. Jared Zionkowski 2. Dustin Prettyleaf 3. Matt Tebbs 4. Dylan Proctor 5. Jarrett Cavalet 6. Josh Beamer 7. Scott Lutz 8. Tylor Cochran 9. Dakota Schweikart 10. Greg Dobrosky 11. Austin Greenland 12. Chris Kreider 13. Josh Fox 14. Ryan Lynn 15. Todd Lynn 16. Reed Thompson 17. Kruz Kepner 18. Hayden Walizer 19. Dave Guss Jr. 20. Dale Schweikart 21. Jeffrey Weaver 22. Mariah Romig DNS Erick Knopp

Pro Stocks: 1. Brandon Moser 2. Todd Geyer 3. Robert Tressler 4. Gary Mellott 5. Cory Long 6. Noah Kissinger 7. Kris Orwig Sr. 8. Rooster Peters 9. Jason Smith 10. AJ Stroup 11. Rich Fye 12. Mike Gray

600 Micro Sprints: 1. Dexter Strawser 2. Dustin Roberts 3. Jeff Gyuina 4. Mitchell Holden 5. Chase Rousey 6. Jeffrey Weaver 7. Dan Tripoli 8. Timmy Bittner 9. Stone Keller

270 Micros (unofficial) 1. Jeffrey Weaver 2. Denny Rinehimer 3. James Bilger 4. Skeetz Hockenbrock 5. Shawn Musser 6. Cory Stabley 7. Mitchell Holden 8. Aidan Adams 9. Levi Brungard 10. Dan Wertman 11. Jillian Maurer 12. Frank Gentile 13. Mathew Dixon 14. Tom Quiggle 15. Brad Snyder 16 Mac Wert 17. Timmy Bittner 18. Logan Hammaker 19. Wyatt Walizer 20. Evan Dickey

 

 

Austin Reed Stays Ahead of Trouble, Takes First PASS Win at Grove

On a bad night for a number of other drivers, Austin Reed of Etters tamed a difficult Williams Grove Speedway track surface and collected his first win with PA Sprint Series in Friday’s Jack Gunn Memorial program.

Reed, who was running 358 sprints a decade ago and owns a Lincoln Speedway win in that division, returned to racing with IMCA/RaceSavers late last season and has been competitive in his ES3/Save Rite Auto Sales & Service/Signarama of York #34 this season. He drew the pole for Friday’s 20-lap feature following a fourth-place heat finish, and after two disastrous attempts to start the race, took the early lead on the third effort and held off a determined Devin Adams to lead all the way for the victory.

Adams made several attempts to take the lead in his Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/Adams Auto Sales/Garden Spot Auto Auction #99, and the Lebanon driver drew even with Reed coming out of turn two on lap 16, but Reed pulled away on the backstretch and held on for the win.

Passing was at a premium on a heavy and narrow track (despite repeated efforts to improve the surface), but the RaceSaver drivers managed an impressive amount of it in their feature. Unfortunately, it also caused an inordinate amount of carnage to equipment.

Veteran Ronnie Rough of Berwick destroyed his #9 in the first turn of the B-Main’s opening lap, but that was only a preview of what the feature would bring.

On the first effort to start the main PASS event, Justin Mills of Bloomingburg, N.Y., and Dom Melair of Warrington flipped in turn one, and on the second attempt, seven cars tangled in the same spot, with PASS points runner-up Ken Duke Jr. of Selinsgrove, Scott Frack of Gilbertsville, and points leader Garrett Bard of Wells Tannery all getting upside down. Kenny Heffner of Watsontown and Kassidy Kreitz of Sinking Spring also were eliminated from competition in the melee, and Dustin Young of Danville and Stevie Kenawell of Holidaysburg were involved but able to continue.

All drivers involved were OK.

With only 17 cars left once a lap was completed, the rest of the race was crash-free – one more caution flag flew, but not for an accident – but position battles throughout the field kept things interesting.

Dave Grube II of York Springs, the only previous Williams Grove PASS winner in the field, shook off a subpar performance in qualifying and advanced 15 positions to finish fourth and earn the night’s hard charger award, and both Erin Statler of Carlisle and Rowdy Heffner of Red Lion moved up nine spots.

Occasional visitor Jeff Geiges of Hamilton, N.J., followed Reed and Adams across the line to finish third, while Brandon McLain, who towed all the way from Hemby Bridge, N.C., for the race, came home in fifth.

Completing the top 10 were last week’s Lincoln Speedway winner Buddy Schweinbinz, Statler, Mikell McGee, Tyler Snook and Logan Spahr.

Heat races for the 30 PASS sprinters were won by McLain, Snook and Mills. Grube won the B-Main after early leader Rob Felix dropped out – and after Rough’s hard flip.

With a spring event called off due to cold and wet weather, this was PASS’s only stop this season at Williams Grove. It also was the second race in eight days with PASS racing in support of the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions.

For the latest news and schedule information, visit www.pasprintseriescom, the PA Sprint Series Facebook page, or @pasprintseries on Twitter.

Results from Williams Grove Speedway, September 17

HEAT 1 – 1. 21B-Brandon McLain; 2. 20-Doug Dodson; 3. 99-Devin Adams; 4. 35-Buddy Schweibinz; 5. 87-Austin Graby; 6. 2-Erin Statler; 7. 21-Rob Felix; 8. 3D-Dave Grube II; 9. 86-Ron Aurand. DNS – 54-Mike Melair.

HEAT 2 – 1. 56-Tyler Snook; 2. 97-Kenny Heffner; 3. 77J-Jeff Geiges; 4. 11M-Mikell McGee; 5. 39X-Scott Frack; 6. 25-Dustin Young; 7. 8-Will Brunson; 8. 17K-Donavyn Knokey; 9. 9-Ronnie Rough (DNF); 10. 19A-Tim Iulg (DNF).

HEAT 3 – 1. M1-Justin Mills; 2. 5-Logan Spahr; 3. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 4. 34-Austin Reed; 5. 95-Garrett Bard; 6. 36-Dom Melair; 7. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 8. 17K-Stevie Kenawell; 9. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 10. 7-Drew Young (DNF).

B-MAIN – 1. 3D-Dave Grube; 2. 8-Will Brunson; 3. 17K-Stevie Kenawell; 4. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 5. 86-Ron Aurand; 6. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 7. 21-Rob Felix (DNF); 8. 17K-Donavyn Knokey (DNF); 9. 9-Ronnie Rough (DNF); 10. 54-Mike Melair (DNF). DNS – 19A-Tim Iulg; 7-Drew Young.

FEATURE – 1. 34-Austin Reed; 2. 99-Devin Adams; 3. 17J-Jeff Geiges; 4. 3D-Dave Grube II; 5. 21B-Brandon McLain; 6. 35-Buddy Schweibiz; 7. 2-Erin Statler; 8. 11M-Mikell McGee; 9. 56-Tyler Snook; 10. 5-Logan Spahr; 11. 87-Austin Graby; 12. 8-Will Brunson; 13. 25-Dustin Young; 14 17K-Stevie Kenawell; 15. 1-Rowdy Heffner; 16. 20-Doug Dodson (DNF); 17. 86-Ron Aurand (DNF); 18. 67-Ken Duke Jr.; 19. 97-Kenny Heffner; 20. 39X-Scott Frack; 21. 95-Garrett Bard; 22. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz; 23. M1-Justin Mills; 24. 36-Dom Melair. DNQ – 21-Rob Felix; 17K-Donavyn Knokey; 9-Ronnie Rough; 19A-Tim Iulg; 7-Drew Young; 54-Mike Melair.

 

 

TURNER TAKES FIRST KNIGHTS OF THUNDER WIN
Photo by Dale Calnan/www.imagefactor.ca

By Tommy Goudge

THOROLD, Ont. (September 17, 2021) – Ryan Turner won his first sword from the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car series on Friday night at Merrittville Speedway; Turner led just one lap in the 25 lap A-Main, but it was the most important one.

The action began in the early morning hours when series points leader Jordan Poirier had trouble with his hauler more than four hours from Merrittville. Poirier was able to get a ride to the track but his equipment was left behind, and the Team Turner Racing 19 car became the Quebec driver’s ride for the evening.

Travis Cunningham and Glenn Styres made up the front row for the 11th Knights of Thunder A-Main of 2021, and Styres grabbed the early lead with Cunningham and DJ Christie giving chase. Christie got past Cunningham on lap five and quickly went to work on Styres. The middle groove was working for Styres, while Christie worked the cushion and Cunningham was on the inside. Close racing ensued as all three began to work through traffic, and Christie briefly got past Styres for the lead before getting over the cushion in turns three and four. Christie recovered and was preparing to mount another attempt when a yellow flag appeared for the stopped car of John Burbridge Jr.

Another yellow flag for Aaron Turkey appeared soon after the restart, but Styres’ stay at the front ended on lap 12 when Christie made a well-executed slide job and fought off a crossover attempt by Styres. Christie opened up a lead while Styres fell into the clutches of Mack DeMan, who had fallen back on the initial start before mounting a comeback. DeMan got around Styres just before a red flag flew for a Dan Nanticoke tipover, while Ryan Turner followed suit after the restart.

Christie opened a lead of more than one second as the race wound down, while Turner caught and passed DeMan with three laps to go. It appeared Turner was going to run out of time in his pursuit of Christie, but the yellow flag appeared again for Jamie Turner’s stopped car and set up a two lap dash to the finish. Christie had the advantage on the restart, but Turner gained rapidly on the leader as they took the white flag. Turner got alongside in turns one of two and cleared Christie down the backstretch, but Christie fought back and attempted to slide under Turner in turns three and four. Christie couldn’t make the move stick and watched helplessly as Turner took the checkered flag.

Christie held DeMan off for the runner-up spot, while Josh Hansen and row seven starter Jim Huppunen rounded out the top five. Styres faded at the end but held on to finish sixth, followed by Tyler Rand, Cunningham, Poirier, and Mat Williamson. Cory Turner moved from 22nd to 11th to claim Hard Charger honours, while heat race wins went to Jacob Dykstra, Liam Martin, and Styres.

Poirier’s lead in the championship standings now stands at 44 points over Ryan Turner, with Jim Huppunen 12 points behind Turner in third. Josh Hansen holds the fourth position, while DJ Christie is now into the top five. Travis Cunningham, Cory Turner, Liam Martin, Tyler Rand, and Holly Porter make up the rest of the top ten.

The Pinty’s Knights of Thunder series will next be in action on Friday, October 1 at Humberstone Speedway. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.

Pinty’s Knights of Thunder 360 Sprint Car Series
Race Report – Friday, September 17, 2021
Merrittville Speedway
Thorold, Ontario, Canada

Roster
0 Glenn Styres – Ohsweken, Ontario
0W Mat Williamson – St. Catharines, Ontario
01K Mikey Kruchka – Hamilton, Ontario
1 Holly Porter – Dorchester, Ontario
5 DJ Christie – Beachville, Ontario
5D Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario
9 Liam Martin – Binbrook, Ontario
11 Jamie Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario
13 Cory Turner – Caistor Centre, Ontario
14H Jim Huppunen – Fenwick, Ontario
15 Dan Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario
17X Mack DeMan – Mississauga, Ontario
19 Jordan Poirier – Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec
21 John Burbridge Jr. – St. Williams, Ontario
46 Kevin Pauls – St. Catharines, Ontario
68 Aaron Turkey – Ohsweken, Ontario
70 Baily Heard – Niagara Falls, Ontario
71S Shawn Sliter – Port Colborne, Ontario
84 Tyler Rand – Picton, Ontario
87X Shone Evans – Scotland, Ontario
88H Josh Hansen – Beamsville, Ontario
90 Travis Cunningham – Grimsby, Ontario
91 Ryan Turner – Dunnville, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 1:47.589
1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[2]; 2. 91-Ryan Turner[1]; 3. 17X-Mack DeMan[4]; 4. 19-Jordan Poirier[3]; 5. 0W-Mat Williamson[6]; 6. 14H-Jim Huppunen[8]; 7. 70-Baily Heard[5]; 8. 11-Jamie Turner[7]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 1:50.286
1. 9-Liam Martin[1]; 2. 5-DJ Christie[3]; 3. 84-Tyler Rand[2]; 4. 68-Aaron Turkey[4]; 5. 87X-Shone Evans[5]; 6. 01K-Mikey Kruchka[6]; 7. 1-Holly Porter[7]; 8. 13-Cory Turner[8]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – NT
1. 0-Glenn Styres[2]; 2. 88H-Josh Hansen[6]; 3. 90-Travis Cunningham[4]; 4. 15-Dan Nanticoke[5]; 5. 46-Kevin Pauls[1]; 6. 21-John Burbridge Jr[7]; 7. (DNF) 71S-Shawn Sliter[3]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 91-Ryan Turner[5]; 2. 5-DJ Christie[4]; 3. 17X-Mack DeMan[3]; 4. 88H-Josh Hansen[6]; 5. 14H-Jim Huppunen[14]; 6. 0-Glenn Styres[2]; 7. 84-Tyler Rand[9]; 8. 90-Travis Cunningham[1]; 9. 19-Jordan Poirier[12]; 10. 0W-Mat Williamson[13]; 11. 13-Cory Turner[22]; 12. 9-Liam Martin[7]; 13. 70-Baily Heard[20]; 14. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[8]; 15. 1-Holly Porter[19]; 16. 87X-Shone Evans[15]; 17. 68-Aaron Turkey[11]; 18. 15-Dan Nanticoke[10]; 19. 46-Kevin Pauls[17]; 20. (DNF) 11-Jamie Turner[23]; 21. (DNF) 01K-Mikey Kruchka[18]; 22. (DNF) 21-John Burbridge Jr[16]; 23. (DNS) 71S-Shawn Sliter
A-Main Lap Leaders – Glenn Styres 1-11; DJ Christie 12-24; Ryan Turner 25
Margin of Victory – 0.647 seconds
Hard Charger – Cory Turner +11

Up Next:
Friday, October 1, 2021 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ontario
KNIGHTS OF THUNDER MEDIA
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About the Pinty’s Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series: Founded in 2021, the Knights of Thunder series is a traveling winged 360 Sprint Car tour based in Ontario, Canada. Each points-paying event on the 2021 schedule will pay a minimum of $2,000-to-win and $250-to-start, and selected events will be broadcast live on GForceTV. The championship winner will be rewarded with $5,000 and a Pinty’s VIP package for the 2022 Bristol Dirt Race, while 10th place in the championship standings will pay $1,000. The 2021 Knights of Thunder Sprint Car Series is made possible with the support of Pinty’s Delicious Foods, Corr/Pak Merchandising, Stoneridge Specialty Insurance, Hoosier Tire Canada, Burger Barn, Nitro 54 Variety, Strickland’s Brantford Chevrolet, and EPIC Racewear. Visit www.knightsofthunder.com for more information.

 

 

DYKSTRA STEALS ACTION SPRINT TOUR WIN AT MERRITTVILLE
 

By Tommy Goudge

THOROLD, Ont. (September 17, 2021) – Jacob Dykstra continued his dominant season in the Pinty's Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car series with another win on Friday night at Merrittville Speedway. Dykstra led just two laps of the 25 lap A-Main - the first lap and the last lap - but it was enough to earn his ninth win of the season.

Dyksta and Dale Curran made up the front row for the A-Main, but row two starter Eric Gledhill took the lead away from Dykstra on lap two and began to pull away. A pair of red flags slowed the race - one for a tipover by Larry Gledhill, and one for a very hard crash for Lucas Smith after he hopped Brett Stratford's right rear tire and flipped over the turn one wall. Smith had to go through the B-Main and had charged into the top ten in the A-Main at the time of the crash; he was shaken up, but otherwise unhurt in the incident.

Eric Gledhill held the lead through both the stoppages along with a yellow flag for Matt Hill, but Dykstra stayed close behind the leader and stole the win when Gledhill got held up in traffic in the last set of corners. The win was Dykstra's ninth in 11 AST races this season. Gledhill settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Nick Sheridan, Darren Dryden, and Curran. The top ten was rounded out by Dereck Lemyre, row eight starter Steve Murdock, Curtis Gartly, Dave McKnight, and Ryan Fraser. Heat race wins went to Lemyre, Dykstra, Eric Gledhill, and Brian Nanticoke, while Smith won the B-Main.

Jacob Dykstra's lead in the championship standings now stands at 76 points over Allan Downey, while Nick Sheridan is a further 21 points back in third. Eric Gledhill and Darren Dryden are fourth and fifth, followed by Lucas Smith, Brett Stratford, Rob Neely, Dereck Lemyre, and Dale Curran.

The Action Sprint Tour will next be in competition on Friday, October 1 at Humberstone Speedway. Visit www.actionsprinttour.com for more information.

Pinty’s Action Sprint Tour Crate Sprint Car Series
Race Report – Friday, September 17, 2021
Merrittville Speedway
Thorold, Ontario, Canada

Roster
08 Steven Beckett – Fonthill, Ontario
2M Steve Murdock – Georgetown, Ontario
3S Austin Roes – Mossley, Ontario
4B Darrell Pelletier – Port Perry, Ontario
5D Jacob Dykstra – Port Colborne, Ontario
7 Eric Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario
MK8 Matt Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario
9C Brian Nanticoke – Ohsweken, Ontario
12DD Darren Dryden – Freelton, Ontario
14 Larry Gledhill – Thamesford, Ontario
19D Allan Downey – Waterloo, Ontario
20 Johnny Miller – Six Nations, Ontario
26 John Verney – Salmon Arm, British Columbia
26X Terry Baker – Ancaster, Ontario
31 Dale Curran – Bowmanville, Ontario
38 Derek Miller – Six Nations, Ontario
39 Shane Stickel – Kitchener, Ontario
BS39 Brett Stratford – Wainfleet, Ontario
45 Nick Sheridan – Mount Brydges, Ontario
45L Curtis Gartly – Thamesford, Ontario
48 Lance Erskine – Brantford, Ontario
48M Andrew Marshall – Dorchester, Ontario
49L Lucas Smith – Brantford, Ontario
50LS Adrian Stahle – Kitchener, Ontario
51 Trevor Young – Ancaster, Ontario
56 Dereck Lemyre – Hamilton, Ontario
70MM Dave McKnight – Brampton, Ontario
74 Rob Neely – Rockwood, Ontario
77E Ashton VanEvery – Ohsweken, Ontario
77T Tyeller Powless – Ohsweken, Ontario
94 Ryan Fraser – Rockwood, Ontario
99 Joshua Hill – Ohsweken, Ontario

Heat Race 1 [Started] 8 laps – 1:57.133
1. 56-Dereck Lemyre[2]; 2. 31-Dale Curran[3]; 3. 74-Rob Neely[1]; 4. 94-Ryan Fraser[4]; 5. 99-Joshua Hill[5]; / 6. 49L-Lucas Smith[8]; 7. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[6]; 8. 08-Steven Beckett[7]

Heat Race 2 [Started] 8 laps – 1:55.454
1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[2]; 2. 45L-Curtis Gartly[1]; 3. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[5]; 4. 19D-Allan Downey[3]; 5. 26X-Terry Baker[6]; / 6. 26-John Verney[4]; 7. 48M-Andrew Marshall[8]; 8. 39-Shane Stickel[7]

Heat Race 3 [Started] 8 laps – 1:57.856
1. 7-Eric Gledhill[2]; 2. 12DD-Darren Dryden[1]; 3. 3S-Austin Roes[4]; 4. MK8-Matt Hill[6]; 5. BS39-Brett Stratford[8]; / 6. 38-Derek Miller[5]; 7. 51-Trevor Young[7]; 8. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[3]

Heat Race 4 [Started] 8 laps – 1:59.284
1. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[1]; 2. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[2]; 3. 45-Nick Sheridan[6]; 4. 2M-Steve Murdock[3]; 5. 14-Larry Gledhill[4]; / 6. 20-Johnny Miller[5]; 7. 48-Lance Erskine[7]; 8. 77T-Tyeller Powless[8]

B-Main [Started] 12 laps – NT
1. 49L-Lucas Smith[1]; 2. 38-Derek Miller[2]; 3. 48-Lance Erskine[7]; 4. 20-Johnny Miller[3]; / 5. 50LS-Adrian Stahle[8]; 6. 08-Steven Beckett[10]; 7. 39-Shane Stickel[11]; 8. 51-Trevor Young[6]; 9. 48M-Andrew Marshall[4]; 10. 77T-Tyeller Powless[9]; 11. 77E-Ashton VanEvery[12]; 12. 26-John Verney[5]

A-Main [Started] 25 laps – NT
1. 5D-Jacob Dykstra[1]; 2. 7-Eric Gledhill[3]; 3. 45-Nick Sheridan[8]; 4. 12DD-Darren Dryden[9]; 5. 31-Dale Curran[2]; 6. 56-Dereck Lemyre[7]; 7. 2M-Steve Murdock[16]; 8. 45L-Curtis Gartly[10]; 9. 70MM-Dave McKnight Jr[4]; 10. 94-Ryan Fraser[15]; 11. 74-Rob Neely[14]; 12. 26X-Terry Baker[18]; 13. 3S-Austin Roes[11]; 14. 19D-Allan Downey[17]; 15. 9C-Brian Nanticoke[6]; 16. 20-Johnny Miller[24]; 17. BS39-Brett Stratford[13]; 18. 38-Derek Miller[22]; 19. 48-Lance Erskine[23]; 20. 14-Larry Gledhill[20]; 21. 4B-Darrell Pelletier[5]; 22. 99-Joshua Hill[19]; 23. (DNF) 49L-Lucas Smith[21]; 24. (DNF) MK8-Matt Hill[12]
A-Main Lap Leaders – Jacob Dykstra 1, 25; Eric Gledhill 2-24
Margin of Victory – 0.372 seconds
Hard Charger – Steve Murdock +9

Up Next:
Friday, October 1, 2021 – Humberstone Speedway – Port Colborne, Ontario
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Hall of fame names Lynch and King pick up Ralph Quarterson memorial wins pocketing $3,300 each. Guidace and Brian Schaffer split FASTRAK mod features; Colwell and Rosencrance wins 305 sprints; Ealy doubles up in mini stocks.

By Jim Balentine 9.18.21 Mercer, Pa

Two Hall of Fame names that have been around the western Pennsylvania region for over 50 years made history as Sye lynch (410 sprints) and Rex king Sr. (BRP big block mods) picked up their first wins in the second annual Ralph Quarterson memorial with each driver winning $3300. For Lynch it was his first career win at the historical Speedway and a mile stone for King as he captured his 20th career feature at the bent egg oval.

Frank Guidace won his 39th career FASTRAK modified make up feature as 2021 track champion Brian Schaffer picked up his 4th of the year in the nightcapper. Kyle Colwell won his 4th Mercer 305 sprint make up feature as Jarrett Rosencrance won his first career 305 race. Carl Ealy doubled up being victorious in both mini stock features.

Ralph Quarterson known as the “master of Mercer” who picked up 97 sprint wins,43 Modified and 4 late model features at Mercer from 1966 until Mercer closed in 1982 was honored with his 2nd memorial race that had his entire family present including future hall of fame sprint car driver Tommy Quarterson presenting memorial plaques to both feature winners.

Sye Lynch as a child grew up at Mercer watching his father Ed Lynch Jr pick up 14 sprint wins at the speedway including several Chuck marsh memorial races. Sye who has won at every other race track in the area was winless at Mercer coming into tonight however he was able to move through the field and held off second place dan Kuriger by six seconds. Pole sitter Logan McCandless would take off from the start of the 33 lap affair and appeared to be on his way to his 2nd 410 sprint win but on lap 8 he suffered ignition problems and had to take the car pitside ending his night .

Outside pole sitter Dan Kuriger would then inherit the lead and try to pick up his first win at the track since 2017 but Sye Lynch made a daring move on the outside of Kuriger On lap 13 to take the lead and went on to win his 1st Mercer checkered of his career and $3,300 first place money. Lynch also won $1,000 in the Justin Snyder memorial dash for cash. Last years winner Adam Kekich set fast time of 13.813 over the 19 cars on hand. “ that was a really tough track tonight and clean air is everything ..it’s so great to win here tonight! it was racey and I was working the top and the bottom. This is actually the 1st track I started racing at for Joe Lockhart in the 305s and I can read it really well but the competition is tough and I hope we put on a good show for the fans and thank you to all who put on this event it means a lot!” Adam Kekich would get around Kuriger for 2nd with Kuriger ending up 3rd. 4 time track champion Jack Sodeman Jr. finished 4th and Cody Bova from 10th ended up 5th.

The BRP modified tour 33 lap memorial was another barn burner as Rex King Sr. would capture his 20th career Mercer checkered and in his 39th year racing collected one of of his highest paying races in the $3,300 Ralph Quarterson memorial. It wasn’t easy as Brad Rapp who has won the last 3 big block races at Mercer came from the 8th position passing cars lap by lap in the high side around and was all over the rear bumper of King until something broke in the rear end ending his night. King Sr would take off and would win the memorial over New Yorker Ryan Susice and his son Rex King Jr. Rex in victory lane said, “they are just a great family I am honored to win this race for them I’ve known Tommy (Quarterson) forever it was me, Tommy and the Lutz’s we hung out right here in turn 4 growing up. I knew Rapp was up there but I didn’t want to leave my line because it was fast.”

In the regular Racesaver 305 sprint feature young lion Jarrett Rosencrance held off a charging Logan McCandless to win his first career feature in his 2nd season. It would not be easy as Jeremy Kornbau would start on the pole and would build up a big lead of almost 2 seconds but on lap 7 mechanical gremlins appeared as the pin that holds the mag gear on sheared off resulting in the motor shutting off. Rosencrance would inherit the lead and held McCandless at bay as he made his car 20 feet wide to win his first ever feature win. This year there has been 4 first time ever winners in the 305s. “The car was really good and had a good set up and I can’t thank my dad and grandfather and girlfriend for helping on the car. It feels amazing!! I’ve never felt anything like this before.” McCandless was 2nd, 13 time winner Jimmy Morris was 3rd, Jake Gomola 4th and Tommy Jasen 5th.

Brian Schaffer has lived up to his 2nd FASTRAK modifed track title by nabbing his 4th feature of the season and 8th career at Mercer after starting 7th in the 11 car field. Frank Guidace was 2nd, Michael Kristyak 3rd, Vivian Jones in the Jolene Smith #25 4th and Gage Preister 5th.

Carl Ealy came from his 5th starting position to pick up his 2nd mini stock of the night and his 8th of the season in his short career. Randy Ealy moved up 5 spots to finish 2nd, Willie Aley 3rd, Andy Thompson 4th and John McCracken 5th.

305 Sprints Feature 20 Laps 1. 25-Jarrett Rosencrance[2]; 2. 29-Logan McCandless[4]; 3. 16-Jim Morris[6]; 4. 4J-Jacob Gamola[7]; 5. 12G-Tommy Jasen[5]; 6. 56-Steve Cousins[8]; 7. 20M-Vivian Jones[3]; 8. 82M-Roman Jones[11]; 9. 80JR-Kyle Colwell[9]; 10. 4B-Walt TutaK Jr[12]; 11. 88-Greg Dobrosky[10]; 12. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau[1]; 13. 154-Shamus O'Donnell[14]; 14. 97-JR Jameson[13]

Heat 1 8 Laps 1. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau[2]; 2. 20M-Vivian Jones[1]; 3. 12G-Tommy Jasen[4]; 4. 4J-Jacob Gamola[3]; 5. 80JR-Kyle Colwell[5]; 6. 82M-Roman Jones[6]; 7. 97-JR Jameson[7]

Heat 2 8 Laps 1. 25-Jarrett Rosencrance[1]; 2. 29-Logan McCandless[4]; 3. 16-Jim Morris[2]; 4. 56-Steve Cousins[3]; 5. 88-Greg Dobrosky[6]; 6. 4B-Walt TutaK Jr[5]; 7. 154-Shamus O'Donnell[7]

Mini Stock Feature 15 Laps 1. 0-Carl Ealy[5]; 2. 0R-Randy Ealy[7]; 3. 9-William Aley[1]; 4. 5-Andy Thompson[8]; 5. 64M-John McCraken[3]; 6. 22S-Chris Shipe[4]; 7. 33-Brianna Parker[10]; 8. 999-Adam Aley[6]; 9. 64-Summer Pitts[11]; 10. 029-Ben Aley[12]; 11. S0B-Leonard Baker Jr[2]; 12. (DNS) 40C-Joe Campbell; 13. (DNS) C4-Alex Claypoole; 14. (DNS) 16R-Jordan Reges; 15. (DNS) 68-MIke Shannon

Heat 1 6 Laps 1. 5-Andy Thompson[5]; 2. 999-Adam Aley[7]; 3. 22S-Chris Shipe[8]; 4. S0B-Leonard Baker Jr[1]; 5. C4-Alex Claypoole[4]; 6. 64-Summer Pitts[3]; 7. 16R-Jordan Reges[2]; 8. 68-MIke Shannon[6]

Heat 2 6 Laps 1. 0R-Randy Ealy[6]; 2. 0-Carl Ealy[7]; 3. 64M-John McCraken[1]; 4. 9-William Aley[4]; 5. 33-Brianna Parker[3]; 6. 029-Ben Aley[2]; 7. 40C-Joe Campbell[5]

FASTRAK Modified Feature 20 Laps 1. 41-Brian Schaffer[8]; 2. 1G-Frank Guidace[5]; 3. 404-MIchael Kristyak[2]; 4. 25-Jolene Smith[4]; 5. 71-Gage Priester[1]; 6. 33G-Dalton Gabriel[10]; 7. 113-Don Cornelius[9]; 8. 717-Bill Adams[6]; 9. 7P-Caden Petry[11]; 10. 14-Jeff Schaffer Jr[7]; 11. 01-Nathaniel Bale[3]; 12. C3-Chas Wolbert[12]; 13. (DQ) 12-JC Boyer[13]

Heat 1 8 Laps 1. 41-Brian Schaffer[4]; 2. 717-Bill Adams[1]; 3. 25-Jolene Smith[3]; 4. 404-MIchael Kristyak[2]; 5. 113-Don Cornelius[6]; 6. 7P-Caden Petry[5]; 7. C3-Chas Wolbert[7]

Heat 2 8 Laps 1. 14-Jeff Schaffer Jr[2]; 2. 1G-Frank Guidace[1]; 3. 01-Nathaniel Bale[5]; 4. 71-Gage Priester[4]; 5. 33G-Dalton Gabriel[3]; 6. (DNS) 12-JC Boyer

410 Sprints Feature 33 Laps 1. 42-Sye Lynch[4]; 2. 5K-Adam Kekich[6]; 3. 08-Danny Kuriger[1]; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[5]; 5. 20B-Cody Bova[10]; 6. 6-Bob Felmlee[9]; 7. 66-Ken Rossey[8]; 8. 38-Leyton Wagner[13]; 9. 2-Joe Adorjan[11]; 10. 55-Matt Sherlock[17]; 11. 17-Josh Baughman[12]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler[7]; 13. 29-Logan McCandless[2]; 14. 31C-Chase Matheney[14]; 15. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau[16]; 16. 32-Rod Jones[3]; 17. 86-Michael Lutz Jr[15]; 18. 20-Danial Burkhart[19]; 19. 80JR-Kyle Colwell[18]

Heat 1 8 Laps 1. 08-Danny Kuriger[1]; 2. 5K-Adam Kekich[4]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler[3]; 4. 20B-Cody Bova[5]; 5. 38-Leyton Wagner[2]; 6. 55-Matt Sherlock[6]; 7. 86-Michael Lutz Jr[7]

Heat 2 8 Laps 1. 32-Rod Jones[3]; 2. 66-Ken Rossey[2]; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[4]; 4. 2-Joe Adorjan[5]; 5. 31C-Chase Matheney[1]; 6. 80JR-Kyle Colwell[6]

Heat 3 8 Laps 1. 29-Logan McCandless[2]; 2. 42-Sye Lynch[4]; 3. 6-Bob Felmlee[5]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman[3]; 5. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau[6]; 6. 20-Danial Burkhart[1]

 

 

Wondra nets wire-to-wire MSA triumph at Gravity Park

(PEDAL DOWN PROMOTIONS) September 18, 2021 – As one of the most experienced drivers in the Midwest Sprint Car Association pit area, 29-year open-wheel racing veteran Tony Wondra of Campbellsport drove a smart, smooth and consistent race, while negotiating a tricky track surface en route to his first 25-lap Akright Auto Parts of Sheboygan Falls Midwest Sprint Car A-main victory of the 2021 season during the Chilton Fall Classic at Gravity Park Speedway in Chilton, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 18.

The 25th MSA 360 Sprint Car Series racing event of the 2021 campaign drew a field of 18 cars in the series’ second appearance of the season at the Gravity Park Speedway bullring.

Outside front row starter Tony Wondra outpowered polesitter Adam Miller of Plymouth to take the lead on the opening lap of the 25-lap MSA main event, which was contested on a rubber-down track surface as one of the final events of the two-day eight-division Chilton Fall Classic.

Wondra held tight to the inside groove of the tight quarter-mile clay oval to secure the top spot over Miller in the early going as the field raced mainly in lock-step formation along the low lane.

On lap 7, Wondra caught the rear of the field, which allowed Miller to close to the gap. However, on the next lap, Miller spun his machine in turn four to bring out the first of three caution flags.

Shortly after the ensuing restart, a three-car incident in turn two saw Justin Erickson of Plymouth, Tyler Tischendorf of Waupaca and Bill Taylor of Boltonville spin in turn two. Tischendorf and Taylor were able to continue, but Erickson was done for the night.

The next restart was held in single-file formation as Wondra again bolted into the lead with fourth starter Will Gerrits of Waupun trailing closely in second. On lap 10, Adam Miller spun again in turn two to bring out the third and final caution flag of the race.

Wondra maintained the lead on the final restart and successfully fended off Gerrits over the final 15 laps on the way to his seventh career MSA 360 Sprint Car A-main victory and his first MSA A-main win since 2018 in his Ford-powered No. 11 360 Sprint Car.

Gerrits came home second, 2011 MSA champion Ben Schmidt of Plymouth placed third after starting third, fifth starter Tyler Brabant of Waupun finished fourth and 2005 MSA champion Lance Fassbender of Burnett placed fifth after starting sixth.

MSA heat race victories went to MSA point leader Travis Arenz of Sheboygan Falls and Justin Erickson.

The MSA is set to close out the 2021 points season with a doubleheader weekend of action starting Friday, Sept. 24 with the Fuzzy Fassbender and Harry Neitzel Tribute Race at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Beaver Dam, Wis. and concluding with the Wisconsin Sprint Car Championships at The Plymouth Dirt Track at the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 25.

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Midwest Sprint Car Association Gravity Park Speedway Chilton, Wis. September 18, 2021

HEAT 1 1, Travis Arenz 2, Tyler Brabant 3, Alex Pokorski 4, Tony Wondra 5, Ben Schmidt 6, Adam Miller 7, Jack Vanderboom 8, Blake Wondra 9, Justin Miller.

HEAT 2 1, Justin Erickson 2, Bill Taylor 3, Lance Fassbender 4, Tyler Tischendorf 5, Preston Ruh 6, Will Gerrits 7, Tim Haddy 8, Katelyn Krebsbach 9, Jeremy Hunt.

A MAIN 1, Tony Wondra 2, Will Gerrits 3, Ben Schmidt 4, Tyler Brabant 5, Lance Fassbender 6, Alex Pokorski 7, Travis Arenz 8, Preston Ruh 9, Tim Haddy 10, Katelyn Krebsbach 11, Blake Wondra 12, Tyler Tischendorf 13, Justin Miller 14, Bill Taylor 15, Jeremy Hunt 16, Jack Vanderboom 17, Adam Miller 18, Justin Erickson.

 

 

BOWER BACK IN THE WIN COLUMN WITH DEBUT WIN AT ADOBE MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY

GLENDALE, ARIZ. (September 19, 2021) – Brentwood’s Blake Bower won his seventh race of the 2021 Western Midget Racing presented by Masters Design and Construction season on Saturday night with his debut victory at Adobe Mountain Speedway in Glendale, Ariz. The win was Bower’s first trip to victory lane since July 30 at Ocean Speedway and maintains his 16-point advantage over Fresno’s David Prickett in the championship.

Bower drove the no. 29 Boss Chassis for Cory Brown at the one-fifth mile oval in the Copper State. He took the lead from Prickett on lap five and never relinquished it for the win. Goodyear, Ariz.’s Nathan High and Brown split the heat races. Hawaiian Kala Keliinoi and Las Vegas’ Todd Hawse shared the front row for the 25-lap feature. Prickett took the lead from Keliinoi on lap three after starting fourth. Bower led Prickett, sixth-starting Brown, seventh-starting High, and Keliinoi at the conclusion of the feature.

The win gives Bower momentum heading into arguably a home race for the East Bay driver, as Western Midget Racing prepares for its debut race at Antioch Speedway at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds. The stock production powered Midgets will add a fifth points racing venue to its calendar with the highly anticipated debut.

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Western Midget Racing is presented by: Masters Design and Construction, Rockwell Security, Rams Racing, Hoosier Racing Tire, Extreme Mufflers, FTK, Blud Lubricants, and West Evans Motorsports.

September 18, 2021 – Adobe Mountain Speedway (Glendale, Ariz.) Results

HEAT 1 (8 laps) – 1. 3AZ Nathan High; HEAT 2 (8 laps) – 1. 74 Cory Brown

FEATURE (25 laps) – 1. 29A Blake Bower [5]; 2. 22q David Prickett [4]; 3. 74 Cory Brown [6]; 4. 3AZ Nathan High [7]; 5. 8K Kala Keliinoi [1]; 6. 20w Megan Moorhead [9]; 7. 31 Todd Hawse [2]; 8. 20 Kyle Hawse [8]; 9. 5 Kyle Klein [3]; 10. 12H David Raquenio [10]

NEXT RACE: September 25 Antioch Speedway (Antioch, Calif.)

 

 

Wilmot Raceway

(Wilmot, Wis., Saturday, September 18, 2021)--The final night of the 2021 Wilmot Raceway season saw three new feature winners for the year. Sheboygan's Scotty Thiel scored the victory in the 30-lap Bumper to Bumper Interstates Racing Association (IRA), his initial Wilmot win of the season and first at the original home track of the IRA in a couple of years. "Blake(Nimee) looked strong in the beginning, but when we caught traffic, he went high and I saw a spot down low so I went for it and it worked," said Thiel, joined by his young son Wyatt climbing the top wing in victory lane. "I was getting a little concerned when the red flag came out at the end, what it was going to do with the tires on the restart. I've got a great team and family, and tonight they were all here. This track is special with all of its IRA history and to win here means a lot." Thiel's move to the front came 10 laps into the main after Blake Nimee of Oswego, IL led to that point including a caution five laps into the feature. IRA pointleader and 2021 Wilmot 410-Winged Outlaw Sprint Series Champion Jake Blackhurst of Hanna City, IL spun in turn two while battling for a top three spot with 13 laps to go. After the restart, one lap later, Blackhurst spun again, this time in turn four, bringing out a second caution which retired him to the pits. With less than two laps to go, the red flag flew when Mike Decker flipped in turn three involving a couple of other cars. Thiel was up to the challenge on the restart going on to the win. Mike Reinke of Howards Grove finished second. Beaver Dam's Scott Nietzel third. Danny Schlafer of Gibson City fourth. Nimee ended up fifth. The closest feature finish of the night came in the 20-lap Autometer/Brewington Electric Wisconsin Wingless Sprints feature. Greg Olsen of Round Lake Beach, IL caught Bristol's Chris Klemko on the final lap coming out of turn four for the checkered flag. Olsen became the 11th different Wingless feature winner at Wilmot this season, by less than a car length. Klemko, who led the previous 19 laps, finished second. Oconomowoc's Ryan Zielski, Wilmot's 2021 Wingless Champion, was third. Burlington's Mike Sullivan fourth. Clayton Rossmann of Wadsworth, IL fifth. "We finally did it this year," said Olsen. "The track was fast and the car was hooked up. It feels great to get the win, even on the final night. I have to thank my crew, sponsors, the great fans who come out." John Kirk of Johnsburg, Ill. became the fifth different IRA Lightning Sprints feature winner at Wilmot this season taking top honors in the 20-lap main. Early race leader Mitchell Reich of Waukegan, IL spun in turn one three laps into the main. Ron Brannam of Barrington, IL took over the top spot on the restart. Two laps later, with 15-laps remaining, Kirk shot to the inside in turn one to take the lead. Kirk pulled away to the finish for the victory. Derek Fortier of Franksville was second. Ron Brannam was third, his son, Tim Brannam of Holiday Hills, IL, fourth, and Tim's son(Ron's grandson) Max Brannam of Holiday Hills was fifth. "It's been a long time," said Kirk, noting this was the third career feature win for him at Wilmot. Wilmot has been Kirk's home track as he was crew chief for previous Wilmot and IRA Champion Dave Moulis, for several years before turning to driving. "This track is very special. Lots of great memories here. My wife is here and she can finally see me get a win. My son, Nathan, does a lot of work helping on the car. This is a great way to end the season at Wilmot." The only feature winner who previous had feature victories at Wilmot in 2021 was South Milwaukee's Jay Orr who took top honors in the 20-lap Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars main. Ernie Herlt of Grayslake, IL was second. Bob Andersen of Antioch, IL third. John Cole of McHenry, IL fourth. Patrick Riley of Twin Lakes fifth. "The track was really fast," said Orr, who scored his fourth feature win in five Wilmot starts this season. "The car wasn't running the best, but I'll take it." Wilmot Raceway will open its 2022 schedule sometime in the spring. Check the track website wilmotraceway.com or the official Wilmot Raceway Facebook page for information and a planned schedule which is traditionally released sometime after the winter holidays. Submitted by Michael H. Babicz (262-206-5465)

 

Wesley Smith Victorious in POWRi WAR Hockett/McMillin Memorial Finale

Belleville, IL. (9/18/21) Finalizing the weekend of racing at Lucas Oil Speedway for Championship Night of the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial, a determined field of fifty-eight eager Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League drivers would invade Wheatland Missouri with open-wheel action abundant.

Early racing action would see Colten Cottle, Casey Shuman, Quinton Benson, and Jason Howell all claim semi-feature victories, with the top eight from the previous two nights accumulated points automatically locked into the main event. Rookie of the year Xavier Doney would claim the event’s high-point accolade earning the 30-lap feature’s pole starting position with series champion Mario Clouser lined up directly to his outside.

Green-flag feature racing would find fifteen-year-old Xavier Doney shooting out to the early advantage by leading the first six laps until Mario Clouser grabbed the lead after an early race restart.

An onslaught on elbows by racing for positions would ensue behind the leading Clouser as Doney, Wesley Smith, Jack Wagner, and Kory Schudy would all share time in running inside the podium. Clouser would continue to lead with the laps ticking away quickly until lap twenty-eight of the thirty-lap main event when Wesley Smith would hook up on the high-side.

Running the rim on the smooth as glass Lucas Oil Speedway Wesley Smith would cruise past the leading Clouser and survive the ambush of attempts for the lead to claim his fifth win of the season with POWRi WAR.

“This is our Chili Bowl for sprints, I can’t begin to tell you how much this means to me and our whole team. This is the event I wanted to win since I started racing” said the winning Wesley Smith about winning the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial with POWRI WAR.

Xavier Doney continues to impress by wrapping up his award-winning rookie campaign finishing runner-up with Jack Wagner on a mission behind the wheel placing third. One-time leader Clouser would slip to finish fourth and clinch the 2021 Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League Season Championship as Kory Schudy rounded out the top-five finishers at Lucas Oil Speedway’s Championship Night of the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 24X – Casey Shuman(14.737) Super Clean Semi-Feature 1 Winner: 5C – Colten Cottle Super Clean Semi-Feature 2 Winner: 24X – Casey Shuman Super Clean Semi-Feature 3 Winner: 15B – Quinton Benson Super Clean Semi-Feature 4 Winner: 44H – Jason Howell Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: 73 – Samuel Wagner (+9) Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 44 – Wesley Smith

Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Feature Results at Lucas Oil Speedway on September 18th, 2021: 1. 44-Wesley Smith[3]; 2. 74-Xavier Doney[1]; 3. 77-Jack Wagner[6]; 4. 6-Mario Clouser[2]; 5. 28-Kory Schudy[4]; 6. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[8]; 7. 20G-Noah Gass[14]; 8. 5D-Zach Daum[5]; 9. 24X-Casey Shuman[10]; 10. 5C-Colten Cottle[9]; 11. 15B-Quinton Benson[11]; 12. 24-Landon Simon[17]; 13. 91-Riley Kreisel[13]; 14. 21-Caleb Stelzig[21]; 15. 73-Samuel Wagner[24]; 16. 36-Tyler Edwards[20]; 17. 51B-Joe B Miller[19]; 18. 44H-Jason Howell[12]; 19. 16-Anthony Nicholson[16]; 20. 41-Brad Wyatt[25]; 21. 79X-Keith Martin[18]; 22. 29T-Ryan Timmons[23]; 23. 11W-Wyatt Burks[7]; 24. 89-Todd McVay[15]; 25. 1-Paul White[22].

Super Clean B-Feature 1: 1. 5C-Colten Cottle[1]; 2. 91-Riley Kreisel[2]; 3. 24-Landon Simon[13]; 4. 21-Caleb Stelzig[11]; 5. 77K-Katlynn Leer[14]; 6. 13-Chase Howard[9]; 7. 79-Tim Kent[10]; 8. 27-Steve Thomas[4]; 9. 11-Justin Melton[5]; 10. 9-Cody Baker[3]; 11. (DNF) 93-Taylor Walton[7]; 12. (DNF) 21X-Michelle Parson[6]; 13. (DNS) 27M-Evan Mosley; 14. (DNS) 55L-Casey Lewallen.

Super Clean B-Feature 2: 1. 24X-Casey Shuman[1]; 2. 20G-Noah Gass[3]; 3. 79X-Keith Martin[2]; 4. 1-Paul White[4]; 5. 20-Shon Deskins[6]; 6. 41-Brad Wyatt[7]; 7. 69-Zach Sanders[10]; 8. 26-Zach Clark[9]; 9. 52-JD Fry[11]; 10. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[5]; 11. 45-Jesse Bebee[12]; 12. (DNS) 51-Mitchell Moore; 13. (DNS) 82-Vinny Ward.

Super Clean B-Feature 3: 1. 15B-Quinton Benson[3]; 2. 89-Todd McVay[6]; 3. 51B-Joe B Miller[1]; 4. 29T-Ryan Timmons[5]; 5. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[2]; 6. 11X-Tom Curran[4]; 7. 7S-Wade Seiler[8]; 8. 2-Kyle Lewis[10]; 9. 45X-Adam Wilfong[11]; 10. 33L-Mark Lane[12]; 11. (DNF) 37-Brian Beebe[9]; 12. (DNF) 77X-Colt Treharn[7]; 13. (DNF) 7R-JD Black[13].

Super Clean B-Feature 4: 1. 44H-Jason Howell[4]; 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson[3]; 3. 36-Tyler Edwards[6]; 4. 73-Samuel Wagner[12]; 5. 5-Jesse Vermillion[2]; 6. 09-Robby McQuinn[10]; 7. 73V-Blake Vermillion[7]; 8. 90-Warren Johnson[9]; 9. 7JR-Robert Black[13]; 10. (DNF) 2H-Luke Howard[5]; 11. (DNF) 36T-Trey Robb[1]; 12. (DNF) 66M-Max Grogan[11]; 13. (DNS) 57-Chase Parson.

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Greg Wilson rejuvenated with thrilling Fremont FAST win; Meseraull rim-rides to BOSS victory; Miller breaks 305 drought and gets thrilling truck win

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Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – The pressure of owning your own sprint car team, doing most of the mechanical work, driving the tow rig and then the race car can take its toll. Greg Wilson was beginning to wonder if he could still win. Teaming up with the Seeling Motorsports team and long-time crew chief Andy Potter late this summer has rejuvenated the Benton Ridge, Ohio driver and this weekend the results proved Greg Wilson can still drive and win in a sprint car.

Wilson took the lead on the white flag lap of the Ti22 Performance FAST on Dirt 410 A-main at Fremont Speedway and drove to his 13th career win at “The Track That Action Built” on Root’s Poultry Night. For Wilson it was a weekend sweep of the FAST series as he won Friday as well.

“This is choking me up. Fremont’s like home. We’ve had a lot of support from the fans not only here but when we’ve been out on the road…this is just awesome. I can’t thank Hercules Tire, Ohio Logistics, DNC Hydraulics enough for sticking with me and Joe and Diane Seeling giving an old washed up guy a chance to drive a race car and take some pressure off. Andy Potter is making me look good…we got good communications. BRS Shocks, Kistler Engines, Triple X Race Cars, Engler Power…I know I’m rambling but I haven’t gotten to do this in a damn long time. I feel like I wasted five years in my career. I learned a lot…we built a great race team and we’re intertwining a little bit to help Joe’s deal. I felt like if I could get with somebody like Andy…we raced a short bit in 05 and we were fast but we haven’t been able to do that again. It’s just unbelievable. When that thing came to life part way through there and I changed my line and got the wing back that thing was a rocket ship. We needed this as a family and team. My dad, mom and step-mom busted their butts so I could drive a race car and get me started. Between my dad and mom and Hamp teaching me work ethic and not to give up…I’m trying to teach my kids that. I wanted to get them some trophies…they didn’t get to see me win races. A lot prayer, lot of belief, a lot of faith…damn it anything in life if you don’t quit on it…you can still win races,” said Wilson.

Indianapolis, Indiana’s Thomas Meseraull survived early race cautions and drove away, leading all 25 laps of the MPD Racing Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) for his third career Fremont win.

“This was right in my wheel-house…rip the lip with a big nasty cushion in turn four. It got a little rough and the track was super technical and I love that. I can’t thank the Simons enough for bringing me back to race in Ohio and win. I got my little girls another trophy,” said Meseraull beside his Full Spectrum Construction, Simon Racing, USI Cable backed #23s.

It’s been nearly two years since Fremont, Ohio’s Jamie Miller has won a Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint race at Fremont Speedway. That ended Saturday. Miller was able to capitalize when leader Steve Rando’s wing collapsed on lap four and drove to the victory. Not to be outside, Miller claimed his fifth Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature win of the year, edging Jeff Babcock by just half a truck length. Miller now has 29 career wins at Fremont Speedway and sits 17th on the track’s all-time win list.

“We changed cars…got the new car back out last week and I like it. I have to thank Ryan French for allow me to do this,” Miller said beside his Smitty’s Pizza, JLH General Contractor, Queen of Clean, Rohr Total Lawn Care, Sonic Hauling, Phil Rister, Sloopy’s Pizza, Reedtown Tavern, Crown Battery, Schreiner Farms, Roberts & Sons Contracting, Fostoria Mod Shop, Kenny Kalb Farms backed #26 sprint car.

“We screwed up and didn’t make enough adjustments to the truck and it got very loose. Jeff gave me a hell of a run,” said Miller of his Fostoria Mod Shop backed dirt truck.

In the FAST 30-lap feature, Stuart Brubaker grabbed the early lead but defending track champion Nate Dussel took the top spot on lap 15. Meanwhile 11th starter Greg Wilson steadily moved his way through the pack and with nine laps to go was up to second and closing on Dussel who had built a 2.3 second lead.

With two laps to go Wilson had cut Dussel’s lead to .3 seconds and drove under him into the lead coming to the white flag. Wilson took the win over Dussel, current track point leader DJ Foos, up from 10th, current FAST point leader Cale Conley and 12th starter Cole Macedo.

Meseraull grabbed the lead at the drop of the green for the 25-lap BOSS non-wing sprint car feature but the action behind him was fantastic involving Trey Jacobs, Luke Hall, Tyler Gunn, Steve Little and Matt Westfall. Hall moved into second on lap three and thanks to a few early race cautions stayed close to Meseraull. The final caution flew with 10 laps to go and Meseraull drove away to the win over Hall, Westfall, Steve Irwin and Gunn.

Rando grabbed the lead to start the 25 lap 305 sprint A with Miller, Logan Riehl, Mike Keegan, Shawn Valenti and Matt Foos giving chase. Following three early race stoppages on a restart with three laps in, Rando’s top wing collapsed, handing the lad to Miller. Miller pulled away to a two second lead over Riehl, Keegan, Foos and Valenti when the final caution flew on lap 13. The restart saw Miller drive away to the win over Riehl, Keegan, Foos and Valenti.

Miller jumped into the lead of the dirt truck 20-lap A-main with a tremendous battle taking place behind him involving Kevin Phillips, Keith Sorg, Kyle Lagrou, Shawn Valenti and Dustin Keegan with 10th starter Jeff Babcock moving into fifth by lap two. The only caution flew on lap five putting Valenti right on Miller’s bumper but Miller was able to drive away when the green flew. Babcock was on a mission, driving into second by lap 10 and closing quickly on Miller. With five laps to go Miller and Babcock were nose to tail driving in lapped traffic. Babcock drove under Miller with two laps to go and was side-by-side with the leader coming to the white flag. The drag race to the checkers saw Miller win by half a truck length over Babcock, Valenti, Dan Hennig and Cory McCaughey.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 25 on O’Reilly Auto Parts night with the 410 and 305 sprints, dirt trucks and the Steel Block Late Model Series in action.

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About Root’s Poultry - https://www.rootspoultry.com

Wayne Root was stringing phone lines when the Great Depression hit, taking his job with it. To support his family, Root began buying produce and other foods from local farmers and taking them to market in the Cleveland area. In Cleveland, he would purchase products to bring back and sell to the farmers. At some point Wayne started raising his own chickens to butcher and take to market and that evolved into a chicken processing facility.

The facility where Roots Poultry is located today was built in 1955 and opened in early 1956. It still had an area in the back where chickens were brought in, a processing area in the middle and, in the front, a retail store. Due to a change in federal law, Wayne quit raising and dressing his own chickens and Roots became a further processor. Later, Wayne’s grandchildren Mark and Mike Damschroder were working in the business and in 1985 bought it from their grandmother. Mark later bought Mike’s portion of the business though Mike remains active in the company.

The company had evolved to the point that it was producing ready-to-eat chicken products. Shredded chicken became the company’s bread-and-butter product, but later the company added barbeque pork and other pork and beef products under the Daisyfield brand. Today Roots produces over two dozen products and all can be found in the freezer section at area retail stores.

Fremont Speedway

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021

410 Sprints – Ti22 Performance FAST on Dirt

Qualifying

1.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.550; 2.5R-Byron Reed, 12.593; 3.12G-Corbin Gurley, 12.690; 4.7z-Zane Devault, 12.757; 5.3C-Cale Conley, 12.761; 6.7C-Phil Gressman, 12.773; 7.23A-Chris Andrews, 12.808; 8.19-Paige Polyak, 12.811; 9.12C-Kyle Capodice, 12.839; 10.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.851; 11.7T-Troy Vaccaro, 12.854; 12.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.893; 13.97-Greg Wilson, 12.906; 14.1-Nate Dussel, 12.923; 15.18-Cole Macedo, 12.954; 16.16C-Max Stambaugh, 13.002; 17.2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.059; 18.83-Wesley McIntyre, 13.088; 19.16-DJ Foos, 13.149; 20.5J-Jake Hesson, 13.156; 21.2+-Brian Smith, 13.203; 22.14R-Sean Rayhall, 13.216; 23.15-Mitch Harble, 13.227; 24.28m-Conner Morrell, 13.327; 25.4T-Josh Turner, 13.338; 26.11G-Luke Griffith, 13.796; 27.75-Jerry Dahms, 13.807; 28.6J-Jonah Aumund, 14.161; 29.1A-William Aumund, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)

1. 5R-Byron Reed[4] ; 2. 12C-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 3. 12G-Corbin Gurley[3] ; 4. 97-Greg Wilson[6] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[5] ; 6. 16C-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 7. 6J-Jonah Aumund[10] ; 8. 4T-Josh Turner[9] ; 9. 5J-Jake Hesson[8] ; 10. 23A-Chris Andrews[2]

Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps)

1. 7C-Phil Gressman[2] ; 2. 19-Paige Polyak[1] ; 3. 3C-Cale Conley[3] ; 4. 18-Cole Macedo[6] ; 5. 15-Mitch Harble[8] ; 6. 7z-Zane Devault[4] ; 7. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[5] ; 8. 83-Wesley McIntyre[7] ; 9. 28m-Conner Morrell[9] ; 10. 1A-William Aumund[10]

Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[5] ; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde[1] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 8. 14R-Sean Rayhall[7] ; 9. 75-Jerry Dahms[9]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps)

1. 7z-Zane Devault[2] ; 2. 16C-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 3. 83-Wesley McIntyre[8] ; 4. 2L-Landon Lalonde[3] ; 5. 11G-Luke Griffith[6] ; 6. 5J-Jake Hesson[10] ; 7. 14R-Sean Rayhall[9] ; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[12] ; 9. 28m-Conner Morrell[11] ; 10. 4T-Josh Turner[7] ; 11. 7T-Troy Vaccaro[5] ; 12. 6J-Jonah Aumund[4] ; 13. 1A-William Aumund[14] ; 14. 23A-Chris Andrews[13]

A-Main 1 (30 Laps)

1. 97-Greg Wilson[11] ; 2. 1-Nate Dussel[5] ; 3. 16-DJ Foos[10] ; 4. 3C-Cale Conley[3] ; 5. 18-Cole Macedo[12] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 9. 7z-Zane Devault[16] ; 10. 7C-Phil Gressman[2] ; 11. 12G-Corbin Gurley[4] ; 12. 16C-Max Stambaugh[17] ; 13. 19-Paige Polyak[8] ; 14. 2+-Brian Smith[15] ; 15. 83-Wesley McIntyre[18] ; 16. 3J-Trey Jacobs[13] ; 17. 15-Mitch Harble[14] ; 18. 2L-Landon Lalonde[19] ; 19. 12C-Kyle Capodice[7] ; 20. 11G-Luke Griffith[20]

MPD Racing B.O.S.S Non-Wing

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)

1. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 2. 24L-Lee Underwood[1] ; 3. 53-Steve Little[4] ; 4. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[6] ; 5. 26-Jamie Miller[5] ; 6. 9G-Cody Gardner[3] ; 7. 37-Dave Gross[7]

Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps)

1. 23S-Thomas Meseraull[2] ; 2. 21P-Carmen Perigo[1] ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall[3] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 5. 5M-Mike Moore[5] ; 6. 27s-John Ivy[7] ; 7. 18X-Bobby Distel[6]

Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps)

1. 9N-Luke Hall[2] ; 2. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[1] ; 3. 82-Mike Miller[3] ; 4. 0-Steve Irwin[5] ; 5. 26W-Cody White[4] ; 6. 52-Isaac Chapple[6] ; 7. 97X-Rodney Hurst[7]

A-Main 1 (25 Laps)

1. 23S-Thomas Meseraull[2] ; 2. 9N-Luke Hall[4] ; 3. 33M-Matt Westfall[10] ; 4. 0-Steve Irwin[13] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 6. 52-Isaac Chapple[18] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 8. 24L-Lee Underwood[7] ; 9. 21P-Carmen Perigo[8] ; 10. 27s-John Ivy[17] ; 11. 26W-Cody White[5] ; 12. 53-Steve Little[3] ; 13. 18X-Bobby Distel[20] ; 14. 97X-Rodney Hurst[21] ; 15. 37-Dave Gross[19] ; 16. 26-Jamie Miller[14] ; 17. 2DI-Dustin Ingle[12] ; 18. 9G-Cody Gardner[16] ; 19. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[9] ; 20. 82-Mike Miller[11] ; 21. 5M-Mike Moore[15]

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union

Qualifying

1.28-Shawn Valenti, 13.407; 2.26-Jamie Miller, 13.453; 3.X-Mike Keegan, 13.581; 4.32-Bryce Lucius, 13.590; 5.7M-Brandon Moore, 13.595; 6.99-Alvin Roepke, 13.631; 7.19R-Steve Rando, 13.646; 8.21-Larry Kingseed JR, 13.688; 9.9R-Logan Riehl, 13.712; 10.36-Seth Schneider, 13.769; 11.12F-Matt Foos, 13.819; 12.10X-Dustin Stroup, 13.831; 13.z10-Chris Verda, 13.872; 14.47-Matt Lucius, 13.934; 15.15k-Creed Kemanah, 13.997; 16.20i-Kelsey Ivy, 13.999; 17.22-Justin Lusk, 14.079; 18.51-Garrett Craine, 14.355; 19.86-Zack Miller, 14.453;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 28-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[3] ; 4. z10-Chris Verda[1] ; 5. 15k-Creed Kemanah[6] ; 6. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 7. 47-Matt Lucius[5]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 9R-Logan Riehl[2] ; 2. 32-Bryce Lucius[4] ; 3. 22-Justin Lusk[5] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[1] ; 5. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 6. 86-Zack Miller[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[2] ; 2. 12F-Matt Foos[1] ; 3. 26-Jamie Miller[4] ; 4. 99-Alvin Roepke[3] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 6. 51-Garrett Craine[6]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 26-Jamie Miller[1] ; 2. 9R-Logan Riehl[3] ; 3. X-Mike Keegan[4] ; 4. 12F-Matt Foos[6] ; 5. 28-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 6. 7M-Brandon Moore[14] ; 7. 99-Alvin Roepke[12] ; 8. 21-Larry Kingseed JR[5] ; 9. 36-Seth Schneider[11] ; 10. 32-Bryce Lucius[8] ; 11. 15k-Creed Kemanah[13] ; 12. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[16] ; 13. 86-Zack Miller[17] ; 14. 10X-Dustin Stroup[15] ; 15. 19R-Steve Rando[2] ; 16. 47-Matt Lucius[19] ; 17. 51-Garrett Craine[18] ; 18. 22-Justin Lusk[9] ; 19. z10-Chris Verda[10]

Dirt Trucks - Burmeister Trophy

Heat 1, Group A (8 Laps)

1. P51-Cory Ward[3] ; 2. 26-Kyle Lagrou[2] ; 3. 32-Kevin Phillips[7] ; 4. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[6] ; 5. 19-Tony Burns[5] ; 6. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[9] ; 7. 83-Butch Latte[8] ; 8. 62-Levi Beery[4] ; 9. 51W-Thomas Anderson[1]

Heat 2, Group B (8 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 4s-Keith Sorg[1] ; 3. 17x-Dustin Keegan[4] ; 4. 28-Cody Laird[7] ; 5. 9-Curt Inks[3] ; 6. 6-Steve Sabo[9] ; 7. 7X-Dana Frey[8] ; 8. 55-DJ Mestrey[6] ; 9. 20-Conor Emch[5]

Heat 3, Group C (8 Laps)

1. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 2. 911-Cory McCaughey[3] ; 3. 32H-Dan Hennig[6] ; 4. 1-Collin Babcock[1] ; 5. 16-Jim Holcomb[7] ; 6. 67-Ben Clapp[2] ; 7. 11-Austin Gibson[8] ; 8. 9H-Devan McEwan[4]

Heat 4, Group D (8 Laps)

1. 25-Jeff Babcock[8] ; 2. 36M-RJ Cornett[3] ; 3. 78-Austin Black [2] ; 4. 27-Calob Crispen[1] ; 5. 23m-Brad Mitten[5] ; 6. 14T-Cody Truman[7] ; 7. 7H-JT Horn[4] ; 8. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[6]

B-Main 1 (10 Laps)

1. 16-Jim Holcomb[2] ; 2. 19-Tony Burns[1] ; 3. 67-Ben Clapp[4] ; 4. 51W-Thomas Anderson[9] ; 5. 11-Austin Gibson[6] ; 6. 9H-Devan McEwan[8] ; 7. 83-Butch Latte[5] ; 8. 62-Levi Beery[7] ; 9. 65R-Jeremy Ernsberger[3]

B-Main 2 (10 Laps)

1. 23m-Brad Mitten[2] ; 2. 14T-Cody Truman[4] ; 3. 9-Curt Inks[1] ; 4. 7H-JT Horn[6] ; 5. 6-Steve Sabo[3] ; 6. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[8] ; 7. 7X-Dana Frey[5] ; 8. 20-Conor Emch[9] ; 9. 55-DJ Mestrey[7]

A-Main 1 (20 Laps)

1. 4M-Jamie Miller[1] ; 1. 25-Jeff Babcock[9] ; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[8] ; 3. 32H-Dan Hennig[10] ; 4. 911-Cory McCaughey[7] ; 5. P51-Cory Ward[6] ; 6. 16-Jim Holcomb[16] ; 7. 4s-Keith Sorg[4] ; 9. 17x-Dustin Keegan[5] ; 10. 26-Kyle Lagrou[3] ; 11. 67-Ben Clapp[20] ; 12. 28-Cody Laird[13] ; 13. 19-Tony Burns[18] ; 14. 5s-Bradley Stuckey[12] ; 15. 78-Austin Black [11] ; 16. 32-Kevin Phillips[2] ; 16. 27-Calob Crispen[15] ; 18. 51W-Thomas Anderson[22] ; 19. 1-Collin Babcock[14] ; 20. 23m-Brad Mitten[17] ; 21. 14T-Cody Truman[19] ; 23. 36M-RJ Cornett[23] ; DNF. 9-Curt Inks[21]

 

 

Hickle earns $10,000 ASCS triumph while Smith takes WAR win at 11th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway


WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 18, 2021) - J.J. Hickle realized a dream Saturday night by winning one of the biggest events in winged sprint car racing.

Hickle took over the lead with eight laps remaining and went on to win the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series feature at the 11th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

In the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Series portion of the action at Lucas Oil Speedway, Wesley Smith of Springfield used a late pass to take home the $3,077 first prize for the wingless series.

A big crowd watched the final night of the event, which pays tribute to the legacy of Jesse Hockett, from Warsaw, who was a star in both the winged and non-wing sprint divisions when he lost his life in a shop accident in 2010. His cousin and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, was killed in an automobile accident in 2006.

ASCS national-tour rookie Hickle, of Quilcene, Washington, grabbed the lead on lap 32 and maintained it the rest of the way to take home the big prizes in the Lucas Oil ASCS division.

Hickle was making his first appearance at Lucas Oil Speedway at the Hockett/McMillin Memorial and it proved to be a valuable one as he took home $10,000 and one of the biggest sprint-car wins in the sport.

Hickle beat Roger Crockett, who led much of the race before Hickle wrestled command away.

“Man, this is awesome,” Hickle said. “Jesse Hockett is a guy I really looked up to. Roger Crockett is a guy who’s been beating me my whole life.

"I can’t thank my team enough and everybody who gives me this opportunity. This is awesome.”

Crockett bolted from his outside front-row starting position and set the early pace, with J.J. Hickle and Hagar following him as the race’s first caution appeared with three laps complete.

Crockett continued to lead, but was unable to open up his margin or get into much rhythm as a series of incidents - including red flags for two accidents and a pair of cautions - bogged the race down through 11 laps.

As things settled into a longer period of green-flag laps, Crockett, Hickle and Scott Bogucki broke away from the field with a 2.7-second margin to fourth-place Howard Moore by lap 20.

Hickle slipped past Crockett on lap 24 for the race’s first lead change, making the pass coming to the start-finish line. But that pass was negated when Matt Covington flipped his car in turn four before that lap was officially in the books, the running order reverting to the previous lap to put Crockett back in front for the restart.

Crockett took advantage of his good fortune and re-established his lead by 1.2 seconds by lap 29. But Hickle closed within a car length in just two laps and passed Crockett in turn two as the duo were in lapped traffic for the lead on lap 32, this time seeing it count.

“It was just a matter of figuring out a way to catch him and pass him and tonight it all worked out,” Hickle said.

Hickle sailed to the win from there, leading the final eight circuits for his fourth ASCS feature win of the season. He finished .890 seconds in front of Crockett with Bogucki finishing third, Blake Hahn fourth and Moore was fifth.

“It’s very disappointing. This races means a lot to me,” Crockett said. “It’s disappointing to be up here leading this one and basically giving it away in traffic. That’s the way it goes in racing sometimes. It sucks to run second.”

Derek Hagar, winner of both preliminary night features, ran in the top five early before fading to 14th. ASCS points leader Blake Hahn was fourth.

Smith uses late pass to earn WAR win: Wesley Smith of Springfield took over the lead on lap 28 and held on the final two circuits to claim the POWRi WAR 30-lap feature. The Friday-night feature winner finished about three car lengths in front of runner-up Xavier Doney.

“This is our Chili Bowl right here,” an excited Smith said in victory lane, following his sixth WAR feature win of 2021. “This car was on rails tonight.”

Smith and his crew had to install a new engine after his power plant barely held together to win Friday night’s feature. That helped set him up with a third-starting position in Saturday’s main event.

Doney started on the pole and the early pace with Clouser and Smith battling it out for second through six laps, when the race ground to a half as Paul White rolled his car on the front straightaway to bring out the red flag.

On the restart, Clouser vaulted past Doney and into the lead. A lap later, Smith moved into second with Jack Wagner third as Doney slipped back to fourth place as a caution flew following a four-car incident on lap nine.

Doney rallied back into second by the time the race hit the mid point, on lap 15, trailing Clouser by 1.5 seconds. Clouser caught lapped traffic by lap 22, holding a 1.8-second lead over Doney with Smith in third and Wagner fourth.

Smith passed Doney for second and closed in on Clouser on lap 26, pulling right behind the leader. Then Smith was able to make the decisive pass on the high side of turn two on lap 28 with Doney also getting past Clouser on the white-flag lap.

Smith held on from there to win by eight-tenths of a second over Doney, a 15-year-old from Odessa. Wagner finished third with Clouser fading to fourth and Kory Schudy coming home in fifth.

“Man, I”m no good at running the bottom,” Smith said. “I knew if I wanted to pass, I wasn’t going to do it on the bottom, so I might as well try the top.

“That was a crazy race. That track was very intimidating. I love it when it’s on the wall and who ever is fearless enough and tear it up if that’s what it takes.”

LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY UNOFFICIAL RESULTS (Sept. 18, 2021)
11th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars
A Feature - 1. 63-JJ Hickle[5]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett[2]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki[6]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn[9]; 5. 3M-Howard Moore[3]; 6. 14E-Kyle Bellm[11]; 7. 51B-Joe B Miller[4]; 8. 24-Garet Williamson[19]; 9. 5T-Ryan Timms[20]; 10. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[17]; 11. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[8]; 12. 98P-Miles Paulus[14]; 13. 55B-Brandon Anderson[26]; 14. 9JR-Derek Hagar[1]; 15. 21-Gunner Ramey[25]; 16. 53-Jack Dover[10]; 17. 11A-Austin O'Neal[18]; 18. 14-Jordon Mallett[21]; 19. 17B-Ryan Bickett[23]; 20. 2C-Chase Porter[13]; 21. 95-Matt Covington[16]; 22. 77X-Alex Hill[15]; 23. 88-Travis Reber[24]; 24. 7M-Chance Morton[12]; 25. 1-Brenham Crouch[22]; 26. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[7]
B Feature 1 - 1. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[4]; 2. 5T-Ryan Timms[8]; 3. 22-Riley Goodno[3]; 4. 7F-Noah Harris[6]; 5. 1X-Tim Crawley[1]; 6. 0-Jake Griffin[13]; 7. 187-Landon Crawley[12]; 8. 22S-Slater Helt[5]; 9. 17B-Ryan Bickett[9]; 10. 57-Billy Butler[7]; 11. 95X-Asa Swindell[14]; 12. 9-Chase Randall[2]; 13. 55B-Brandon Anderson[10]; 14. (DNS) 28C-Jonathan Cornell
B Feature 2 - 1. 11A-Austin O'Neal[3]; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett[1]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum[2]; 4. 21-Gunner Ramey[4]; 5. 36-Jason Martin[5]; 6. 94-Jeff Swindell[12]; 7. 75-Tyler Blank[7]; 8. 26-Marshall Skinner[8]; 9. 13C-Chase Howard[13]; 10. 44R-Ronny Howard[10]; 11. 9H-Emilio Hoover[11]; 12. 33Z-Alan Zoutte[14]; 13. 86-Timothy Smith[6]; 14. (DNS) 8M-Kade Morton
B Feature 3 - 1. 24-Garet Williamson[1]; 2. 1-Brenham Crouch[4]; 3. 9$-Kyle Clark[5]; 4. 97M-Scotty Milan[9]; 5. 10-Landon Britt[6]; 6. 12J-Josh Grady[7]; 7. 88-Travis Reber[10]; 8. 27-Austin Wood[8]; 9. 4-Evan Martin[2]; 10. 2-Jason Billups[11]; 11. 72-Gary Floyd[12]; 12. 84-Brandon Hanks[3]; 13. (DNS) 45X-Kyler Johnson
Last Chance Qualifier 1 - 1. 52-Blake Hahn[1]; 2. 2C-Chase Porter[2]; 3. 1X-Tim Crawley[4]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum[3]; 5. 84-Brandon Hanks[6]; 6. 22S-Slater Helt[5]; 7. 86-Timothy Smith[7]; 8. 12J-Josh Grady[10]; 9. 17B-Ryan Bickett[9]; 10. 44R-Ronny Howard[12]; 11. 2-Jason Billups[11]; 12. 72-Gary Floyd[13]; 13. 45X-Kyler Johnson[8]; 14. (DNS) 1V-Brent Crews; 15. (DNS) 47-Dale Howard
Last Chance Qualifier 2 - 1. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 2. 7M-Chance Morton[4]; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett[3]; 4. 4-Evan Martin[6]; 5. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[5]; 6. 36-Jason Martin[1]; 7. 10-Landon Britt[9]; 8. 5T-Ryan Timms[7]; 9. 8M-Kade Morton[10]; 10. 88-Travis Reber[8]; 11. (DNS) 15-Jase Randolph; 12. (DNS) 7B-Ben Brown; 13. (DNS) 97-Kevin Cummings; 14. (DNS) 73-Samuel Wagner; 15. (DNS) 90-Lance Norick
Last Chance Qualifier 3 - 1. 14E-Kyle Bellm[2]; 2. 77X-Alex Hill[3]; 3. 24-Garet Williamson[1]; 4. 22-Riley Goodno[5]; 5. 21-Gunner Ramey[4]; 6. 9$-Kyle Clark[7]; 7. 57-Billy Butler[9]; 8. 26-Marshall Skinner[10]; 9. 97M-Scotty Milan[11]; 10. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[6]; 11. 187-Landon Crawley[12]; 12. 0-Jake Griffin[8]; 13. 95X-Asa Swindell[13]; 14. (DNS) 77-Jack Wagner; 15. (DNS) 11X-Blake Jenkins
Last Chance Qualifier 4 - 1. 53-Jack Dover[2]; 2. 98P-Miles Paulus[1]; 3. 9-Chase Randall[3]; 4. 11A-Austin O'Neal[6]; 5. 1-Brenham Crouch[9]; 6. 7F-Noah Harris[8]; 7. 75-Tyler Blank[4]; 8. 27-Austin Wood[11]; 9. 55B-Brandon Anderson[7]; 10. 9H-Emilio Hoover[12]; 11. 94-Jeff Swindell[5]; 12. 13C-Chase Howard[10]; 13. 33Z-Alan Zoutte[13]; 14. 15D-Andrew Deal[14]; 15. 44-Jared Sewell[15]

POWRi WAR Sprints
A Feature - 1. 44-Wesley Smith[3]; 2. 74-Xavier Doney[1]; 3. 77-Jack Wagner[6]; 4. 6-Mario Clouser[2]; 5. 28-Kory Schudy[4]; 6. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[8]; 7. 20G-Noah Gass[14]; 8. 5D-Zach Daum[5]; 9. 24X-Casey Shuman[10]; 10. 5C-Colten Cottle[9]; 11. 15B-Quinton Benson[11]; 12. 24-Landon Simon[17]; 13. 91-Riley Kreisel[13]; 14. 21-Caleb Stelzig[21]; 15. 73-Samuel Wagner[24]; 16. 36-Tyler Edwards[20]; 17. 51B-Joe B Miller[19]; 18. 44H-Jason Howell[12]; 19. 16-Anthony Nicholson[16]; 20. 41-Brad Wyatt[25]; 21. 79X-Keith Martin[18]; 22. 29T-Ryan Timmons[23]; 23. 11W-Wyatt Burks[7]; 24. 89-Todd McVay[15]; 25. 1-Paul White[22]
B Feature 1 - 1. 5C-Colten Cottle[1]; 2. 91-Riley Kreisel[2]; 3. 24-Landon Simon[13]; 4. 21-Caleb Stelzig[11]; 5. 77K-Katlynn Leer[14]; 6. 13-Chase Howard[9]; 7. 79-Tim Kent[10]; 8. 27-Steve Thomas[4]; 9. 11-Justin Melton[5]; 10. 9-Cody Baker[3]; 11. (DNF) 93-Taylor Walton[7]; 12. (DNF) 21X-Michelle Parson[6]; 13. (DNS) 27M-Evan Mosley; 14. (DNS) 55L-Casey Lewallen
B Feature 2 - 1. 24X-Casey Shuman[1]; 2. 20G-Noah Gass[3]; 3. 79X-Keith Martin[2]; 4. 1-Paul White[4]; 5. 20-Shon Deskins[6]; 6. 41-Brad Wyatt[7]; 7. 69-Zach Sanders[10]; 8. 26-Zach Clark[9]; 9. 52-JD Fry[11]; 10. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[5]; 11. 45-Jesse Bebee[12]; 12. (DNS) 51-Mitchell Moore; 13. (DNS) 82-Vinny Ward
B Feature 3 - 1. 15B-Quinton Benson[3]; 2. 89-Todd McVay[6]; 3. 51B-Joe B Miller[1]; 4. 29T-Ryan Timmons[5]; 5. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[2]; 6. 11X-Tom Curran[4]; 7. 7S-Wade Seiler[8]; 8. 2-Kyle Lewis[10]; 9. 45X-Adam Wilfong[11]; 10. 33L-Mark Lane[12]; 11. (DNF) 37-Brian Beebe[9]; 12. (DNF) 77X-Colt Treharn[7]; 13. (DNF) 7R-JD Black[13]
B Feature 4 - 1. 44H-Jason Howell[4]; 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson[3]; 3. 36-Tyler Edwards[6]; 4. 73-Samuel Wagner[12]; 5. 5-Jesse Vermillion[2]; 6. 09-Robby McQuinn[10]; 7. 73V-Blake Vermillion[7]; 8. 90-Warren Johnson[9]; 9. 7JR-Robert Black[13]; 10. (DNF) 2H-Luke Howard[5]; 11. (DNF) 36T-Trey Robb[1]; 12. (DNF) 66M-Max Grogan[11]; 13. (DNS) 57-Chase Parson

 

 

Gardner Scores One for Arkansas on Night One of Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series Razorback Nationals at 67 Speedway of Texarkana!
Texarkana, AR (9/18/21) by DarinShort.com. Veteran, yet young, sprint car driver Cody Gardner drove the wheels off his number G6 sprinter Friday night at Texarkana 67 Speedway in the opening night of the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series Razorback Nationals, besting a field of 27 drivers. The event was presented in part by Smiley's Racing Products, Mallory Print and Griffith Truck & Equipment.
This was by far the largest field of sprint cars to assemble at 67 in several seasons, and what an exciting and unpredictable night of racing it was.
But for the ‘Bandits, lets just call it predictably unpredictable, as fans that follow the series know – it is never over til it’s over.
New track owner Duke Whiseant commented: “We were really excited about hosting the ‘Bandits here and the teams and staff were all top notch. We can’t wait to bring them back next season!”
And this writer would say the same in return, as they were a dream track partner and kept their fans informed with the latest Series updates along the way building up to race day, and their entire staff was helpful, knowledgeable and totally pleasant to work with. We absolutely look forward to returning there next season.
The fan turnout was excellent, but it could have been even bigger, if it wasn’t for the pestering tropical system Nicholas located a few hundred miles to the southeast – as it was spewing an occasional shower in the general area during the mid-afternoon hours. But the fans in the stands didn’t feel even as much as a raindrop from when the gates opened through the final checkers, and it was quite pleasant outside with temps around 80 degrees throughout the evening.
Back to the racing action. The bottom line in the heat races was, if you didn’t start deep in the field, you weren’t going to amass enough passing points to start on the front two rows of the feature event, as basically the top 4 qualifiers all started 6th-8th! So that pretty much tells you what the heat race action was like: lots of passing!
Dustin Gates (started 8th in his heat) garnered enough points to become the top qualifier, while Cody Gardner (started 7th in his heat race) was on the front row outside.
When the green flag dropped on the 25-lapper, Gates jumped out to an early lead, but the start would be called back after a 3-car skirmish took place in corner one.
On the next start, Gates and Gardner roared down the frontstretch with Gardner taking the extreme high-side and sneaking by Gates to take a 5-car length lead down the backstretch.
About 5 laps in, the lead pair would catch the back markers, setting the stage for an exciting chess match negotiating those cars across the wide, slick, smooth racing surface.
A few caution flags would realign the field, and with clear track ahead Gardner would maintain his spot at the point of the field.
Meanwhile several drivers were quietly advancing through the field, one of them being 13th place starter Claud Estes III. Estes would power his way up to 4th place mid-race when he cut a right rear tire down, by what appears to have been debris, relegating him to the infield.
Another driver that was absolutely blasting through the field was 15th place starter Koty Adams.
It was at that point in time where this writer witnessed second place runner Dustin Gates tag the retaining wall upon entry to corner one.
And on lap 21, disaster would find Gates, as his right rear tire detonated at the end of the frontstretch, sending his car spinning and the rest of the field scrambling.
Amazingly, no one got tore up in the wild fracas, but Gates would be forced to retire from the event. But he certainly had nothing to hang his hat about, as he knew he had a front-running car all night long. Again, it was a big sigh of relief to all that no one crashed during that exact moment – as it could have gotten quite ugly, quick.
This would set the stage for a quick shootout to the finish, as the 14th place starter of Koty Adams would now be restarting in 2nd with 6th place starter and 2020 ‘Bandits champion Michael Day lining up in 3rd.
Cody Gardner would continue to take command of the tricky and technical racing surface with seemingly no issues as all and would take the checkers first by five car lengths over Koty Adams, and 11th place starter Zane Lawrence – that zipped under Michael Day to collect a hard-earned podium finish, with Michael Day and 10th place starter Colby Estes (and 2018 ‘Bandits series champion) rounding out the top five.

Gary Wright, who came out of retirement to thrill the fans would start 8th and finish in a solid 6th place in the Mark Huddleston-owned, Chris Stivers wrenched number 45x car. Everyone in attendance was excited to see him race - and he did not disappoint. Several times he'd pop a wheelie coming off the corners, yet never miss a beat along the way. So, thank you Gary for joining us last night!
ADDED BONU$: $500 www.KoolTrikes.com "Last Lap Pass For The Win" Award. If a driver passes the lead car on the last lap of the A-feature event - and takes the win - that driver will win a $500 bonus from Kool Trikes of Clarksville, Texas! This bonus was recently won by Koty Adams at LoneStar Speedway on July 4th - and there is one Kool Trikes $500 bonus remaining for the 2021 season available!
We’d like to thank the hard-working Whiseant family, their staff, the amazing 67 fans and the 27 ‘Bandits teams that supported the event in making the night so fun and successful – and we definitely look forward to returning in 2022.
Duke told this writer that after their last event coming up this month that they have a massive list of construction projects slated for the track, which will take it to the next level. Items such as concrete walls, new catch fence, LED light strips, a digital scoreboard and track widening are all in the works.
Tonight the Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series moves to I-30 Speedway on the south side of Little Rock Arkansas for the conclusion of the Razorback Nationals. Click www.I-30Speedway.com for all track information.
Click www.2021BOSS.com for all series info and at ‘Bandits Outlaw Sprint Series’ on Facebook.
Here’s the results of the opening night of the Razorback Nationals at Texarkana 67 Speedway on Friday, September 17th:
Finish Start # Competitor
1 2 G6 Cody Gardner
2 14 16 Koty Adams
3 11 76 Zane Lawrence
4 6 91 Michael Day
5 10 71 Colby Estes
6 8 45X Gary Wright
7 4 80 Josh Hawkins
8 5 82 Austin Saunders
9 9 82C Christian Kinnison
10 27 12W Dale Wester
11 3 B99 Blake Mallory
12 21 21K Kevin Hinkle
13 12 74E Claud Estes III
14 24 23 Junior Jenkins
15 1 6 Dustin Gates
16 22 21B Brandon Hinkle
17 23 5 Richard Reynolds
18 17 71B Bradyn Baker
19 15 30 Joseph Miller
20 7 74 D.J. Estes
21 19 25 Blaine Baxter
22 13 99B John Ricketts
23 16 19J Jason Long
24 25 90M Mark Seiple
DNS 18 3W Willy Reed
DNS 26 4X Heath Nestrick
DNS 20 9 Josh McCord

 

 

Hagar wins again, Smith takes WAR feature as Hockett/McMillin Memorial primed for Saturday-night finish at Lucas Oil Speedway

WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 17, 2021) - Night two of the 11th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial once again was the Derek Hagar Show.

Hagar, of Marion, Arkansas, earned the 25-lap Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series feature win for the second straight night. He picked up $3,000 and earned the pole for Saturday night's finale.

The POWRi Wingless Auto Racing feature went to Wesley Smith of Nixa, who held on to take the $2,000 first prize.

Drivers in both divisions chase the big checks on Saturday night in the big finales. The ASCS winner will take home $10,000 with the WAR feature champ earning $3,077.

The event pays tribute to the legacy of Jesse Hockett, from Warsaw, who was a star in both the winged and non-wing sprint divisions when he lost his life in a shop accident in 2010. His cousin and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, was killed in an automobile accident in 2006.

Hagar has shown he's the man to beat entering the 40-lapper on Saturday night. Just as he did a night before, he dominated the feature as drivers accumulated points to help set the lineup for the final night.

“Man, we just have to seal the deal," Hagar said in victory lane, noting that he was a bit concerned when the track was re-worked a bit during intermission. "I was worried. Everybody’s good when the track has moisture.

"I just love this place," third-starting Hagar said of Lucas Oil Speedway and his ability to roll through the corners. "It's nothing special we don't do at any other racetrack. This place, I guess it fits my driving style.”

Dylan Westbrook started on the pole and held a two-car-length lead over Hagar through the early going when a caution slowed things on lap three as Thursday’s feature runner-up Scott Bogucki slowed to a halt.

Hagar slid past Westbrook and into the lead as the race returned to green. Hagar quickly opened a 3.2-second lead by lap 10, as Westbrook ran second, J.J. Hickle third and ASCS national tour points leader Blake Hahn in fourth.

Tyler Blank and Jason Martin tangled in turn three to bring out a lap-16 caution as those two were fighting for ninth place. Hagar held a 2.8-second lead over Westbrook at the time, that wiped out by the caution.

It didn’t take Hagar long to again stretch out his lead, pushing it to four seconds between he and Westbrook by lap 20. But things again ground to a half when Hahn, running third, hit a tractor tire in turn two to bring out another yellow with three laps remaining.

For Hagar, it was no problem. He went on to prevail by 1.8 seconds over Roger Crockett, who slipped past Westbrook coming to the white flag. For Hagar, it was his fifth career ASCS national-tour triumph.

“We weren’t any good in the feature last night. We were the fastest car up until the feature and we were horrible in the feature," said Crockett, who started seventh "We made the right changes today. I can’t wait for the feature tomorrow night.

"Obviously, Hagar is really good at these kind of race tracks, but I look forward to battling him tomorrow.”

Dover wound up fourth with Hickle in fifth.

Smith hangs on for WAR win: Wesley Smith of Nixa led all the way, but had to hold on during a two-lap shootout at the finish, to take the WAR feature victory. It was a dramatic finish after Smith’s car appeared to lose fluid and second-place Cody Baker flipped his car as he gave chase with two laps left.

“This is a really nice way to cap things off going into tomorrow night,” Smith said. “We might have to come back with a new engine tomorrow, but hopefully this is a prelude of what’s to come.”

Smith posted his fifth WAR Series victory of the season.

Smith started outside of row one and set the pace, with Baker moving into second on lap two with Jack Wagner in third as a caution waved on lap three. Smith opened a two-second gap over Baker by lap 10 with Xavier Doney moving into third.

The fifth-starting Baker began gradually cutting into the margin he was within a second of the leader with 10 to go and to a half-second with five circuits remaining.

As the two came to the start-finish line to complete lap 23, a puff of smoke came out of Smith’s car and Baker, about two lengths behind, flipped going into turn one after apparently getting into fluid escaping from Smith’s motor.

“He went in and I don’t know if he blew a motor up or what, and put some oil down,” Baker said. “I skated right into the wall. We had a good run going.”

The sequence elevated Doney into second and Jack Wagner into third and Just Zimmerman fourth as two green-flag laps remained.

With questions about Smith’s motor hanging over the restart, he answered them by hanging on and beating Doney by 1.4 seconds at the finish. Wagner wound up third, Zimmerman was fourth and championship points leader Marion Clouser fifth after starting 20th.

“That’s a good question. I still don’t know,” Smith said of what happened to his motor in the waning laps. “I just know the engine got really hot. It’s a testament to the team I have behind me and the car we brought to this race.”

Smith said the high line was the fast line for him on what he described as a challenging track condition.

“It’s one of those race tracks where you have to be fearless to get around it,” Smith said.

Gates open at 3 p.m. Saturday with hot laps at 5:30 and racing scheduled to begin at 6:35 p.m.

LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY UNOFFICIAL RESULTS (Sept. 17, 2021) 11th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars A Feature - 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[3]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett[7]; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[1]; 4. 53-Jack Dover[6]; 5. 63-JJ Hickle[2]; 6. 24-Garet Williamson[8]; 7. 51B-Joe B Miller[9]; 8. 2C-Chase Porter[5]; 9. 3M-Howard Moore[15]; 10. 14-Jordon Mallett[22]; 11. 98P-Miles Paulus[18]; 12. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 13. 4-Evan Martin[19]; 14. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[17]; 15. 1X-Tim Crawley[14]; 16. 21-Gunner Ramey[12]; 17. 9-Chase Randall[21]; 18. 94-Jeff Swindell[20]; 19. 11A-Austin O'Neal[25]; 20. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[16]; 21. 17B-Ryan Bickett[24]; 22. 36-Jason Martin[13]; 23. 75-Tyler Blank[10]; 24. 95-Matt Covington[23]; 25. 55B-Brandon Anderson[26]; 26. 28-Scott Bogucki[11] B Feature 1 - 1. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[2]; 2. 94-Jeff Swindell[7]; 3. 45X-Kyler Johnson[4]; 4. 5T-Ryan Timms[8]; 5. 5D-Zach Daum[3]; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks[6]; 7. 11A-Austin O'Neal[1]; 8. 86-Timothy Smith[5]; 9. 0-Jake Griffin[9]; 10. 17B-Ryan Bickett[10]; 11. 8M-Kade Morton[12]; 12. 27-Austin Wood[11]; 13. 33Z-Alan Zoutte[14]; 14. 7B-Ben Brown[13]; 15. 15-Jase Randolph[15]; 16. 73-Samuel Wagner[16]; 17. 90-Lance Norick[17] B Feature 2 - 1. 98P-Miles Paulus[2]; 2. 9-Chase Randall[4]; 3. 22S-Slater Helt[1]; 4. 14E-Kyle Bellm[3]; 5. 77X-Alex Hill[6]; 6. 22-Riley Goodno[10]; 7. 88-Travis Reber[7]; 8. 1-Brenham Crouch[8]; 9. 9$-Kyle Clark[5]; 10. 9H-Emilio Hoover[13]; 11. 10-Landon Britt[9]; 12. 44R-Ronny Howard[11]; 13. 13C-Chase Howard[14]; 14. 2-Jason Billups[12]; 15. 95X-Asa Swindell[15]; 16. 77-Jack Wagner[16] B Feature 3 - 1. 4-Evan Martin[1]; 2. 14-Jordon Mallett[3]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[9]; 4. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[5]; 5. 57-Billy Butler[10]; 6. 12J-Josh Grady[8]; 7. 7F-Noah Harris[12]; 8. 7M-Chance Morton[6]; 9. 97M-Scotty Milan[11]; 10. 187-Landon Crawley[15]; 11. 72-Gary Floyd[14]; 12. 55B-Brandon Anderson[2]; 13. 26-Marshall Skinner[7]; 14. 1V-Brent Crews[4]; 15. 97-Kevin Cummings[13]; 16. 15D-Andrew Deal[16] Heat 1 - 1. 63-JJ Hickle[4]; 2. 75-Tyler Blank[3]; 3. 26-Marshall Skinner[2]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum[7]; 5. 15-Jase Randolph[1]; 6. 14-Jordon Mallett[5]; 7. 95-Matt Covington[9]; 8. 5T-Ryan Timms[6]; 9. 12J-Josh Grady[10]; 10. 187-Landon Crawley[8] Heat 2 - 1. 86-Timothy Smith[2]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki[5]; 3. 8M-Kade Morton[1]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[4]; 5. 4-Evan Martin[3]; 6. 94-Jeff Swindell[8]; 7. 9$-Kyle Clark[7]; 8. 33Z-Alan Zoutte[6]; 9. 14E-Kyle Bellm[10]; 10. 72-Gary Floyd[9] Heat 3 - 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[6]; 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar[3]; 3. 53-Jack Dover[5]; 4. 1V-Brent Crews[7]; 5. 44R-Ronny Howard[4]; 6. 88-Travis Reber[8]; 7. 97-Kevin Cummings[2]; 8. 2-Jason Billups[1]; 9. (DNS) 77-Jack Wagner Heat 4 - 1. 55B-Brandon Anderson[1]; 2. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[2]; 3. 11A-Austin O'Neal[3]; 4. 21-Gunner Ramey[6]; 5. 10-Landon Britt[4]; 6. 17B-Ryan Bickett[5]; 7. 22-Riley Goodno[8]; 8. 97M-Scotty Milan[7]; 9. (DNS) 15D-Andrew Deal Heat 5 - 1. 1X-Tim Crawley[2]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 3. 2C-Chase Porter[4]; 4. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[5]; 5. 3M-Howard Moore[6]; 6. 7B-Ben Brown[1]; 7. 77X-Alex Hill[7]; 8. 13C-Chase Howard[8]; 9. 0-Jake Griffin[9] Heat 6 - 1. 9-Chase Randall[1]; 2. 51B-Joe B Miller[6]; 3. 22S-Slater Helt[3]; 4. 7M-Chance Morton[4]; 5. 24-Garet Williamson[8]; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks[7]; 7. 7F-Noah Harris[5]; 8. 95X-Asa Swindell[2]; 9. (DNS) 90-Lance Norick Heat 7 - 1. 11-Roger Crockett[1]; 2. 45X-Kyler Johnson[6]; 3. 1-Brenham Crouch[4]; 4. 36-Jason Martin[8]; 5. 98P-Miles Paulus[5]; 6. 57-Billy Butler[3]; 7. 27-Austin Wood[7]; 8. 9H-Emilio Hoover[9]; 9. 73-Samuel Wagner[2] Qualifier 1 - 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[6]; 2. 21-Gunner Ramey[2]; 3. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[1]; 4. 36-Jason Martin[4]; 5. 5D-Zach Daum[3]; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks[8]; 7. 94-Jeff Swindell[7]; 8. 86-Timothy Smith[5]; 9. 17B-Ryan Bickett[9]; 10. 27-Austin Wood[10]; 11. 97-Kevin Cummings[11]; 12. 33Z-Alan Zoutte[12] Qualifier 2 - 1. 24-Garet Williamson[2]; 2. 63-JJ Hickle[6]; 3. 75-Tyler Blank[4]; 4. 4-Evan Martin[8]; 5. 1X-Tim Crawley[5]; 6. 1V-Brent Crews[3]; 7. 88-Travis Reber[7]; 8. 0-Jake Griffin[12]; 9. 22-Riley Goodno[9]; 10. 97M-Scotty Milan[11]; 11. 7B-Ben Brown[10]; 12. 8M-Kade Morton[1] Qualifier 3 - 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[4]; 2. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[1]; 3. 11A-Austin O'Neal[2]; 4. 98P-Miles Paulus[7]; 5. 51B-Joe B Miller[6]; 6. 55B-Brandon Anderson[5]; 7. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[3]; 8. 12J-Josh Grady[11]; 9. 95-Matt Covington[8]; 10. 57-Billy Butler[9]; 11. 9H-Emilio Hoover[10]; 12. 95X-Asa Swindell[12] Qualifier 4 - 1. 2C-Chase Porter[3]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 3. 22S-Slater Helt[2]; 4. 14E-Kyle Bellm[11]; 5. 9$-Kyle Clark[9]; 6. 7M-Chance Morton[1]; 7. 9-Chase Randall[5]; 8. 45X-Kyler Johnson[6]; 9. 2-Jason Billups[10]; 10. 7F-Noah Harris[8]; 11. 44R-Ronny Howard[7]; 12. (DNS) 15-Jase Randolph Qualifier 5 - 1. 3M-Howard Moore[1]; 2. 53-Jack Dover[4]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett[5]; 4. 14-Jordon Mallett[8]; 5. 28-Scott Bogucki[6]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill[9]; 7. 5T-Ryan Timms[11]; 8. 26-Marshall Skinner[2]; 9. 10-Landon Britt[7]; 10. 1-Brenham Crouch[3]; 11. 72-Gary Floyd[12]; 12. 13C-Chase Howard[10]

POWRi WAR Sprints A Feature - 1. 44-Wesley Smith[2]; 2. 74-Xavier Doney[3]; 3. 77-Jack Wagner[7]; 4. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[21]; 5. 6-Mario Clouser[20]; 6. 36T-Trey Robb[12]; 7. 51B-Joe B Miller[8]; 8. 5D-Zach Daum[18]; 9. 11W-Wyatt Burks[17]; 10. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[6]; 11. 5C-Colten Cottle[22]; 12. 79X-Keith Martin[16]; 13. 20G-Noah Gass[9]; 14. 28-Kory Schudy[15]; 15. 5-Jesse Vermillion[1]; 16. 91-Riley Kreisel[23]; 17. 1-Paul White[19]; 18. 16-Anthony Nicholson[11]; 19. 27-Steve Thomas[14]; 20. 73-Samuel Wagner[10]; 21. 9-Cody Baker[5]; 22. 73V-Blake Vermillion[4]; 23. 11X-Tom Curran[13] B Feature 1- 1. 28-Kory Schudy[2]; 2. 1-Paul White[4]; 3. 24X-Casey Shuman[1]; 4. 21X-Michelle Parson[6]; 5. 11-Justin Melton[3]; 6. 7S-Wade Seiler[5]; 7. 69-Zach Sanders[10]; 8. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[8]; 9. 45X-Adam Wilfong[11]; 10. (DNF) 37-Brian Beebe[12]; 11. (DNS) 82-Vinny Ward; 12. (DNS) 7JR-Robert Black B Feature 2 - 1. 79X-Keith Martin[2]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser[4]; 3. 27M-Evan Mosley[3]; 4. 2H-Luke Howard[5]; 5. 57-Chase Parson[8]; 6. 13-Chase Howard[10]; 7. 26-Zach Clark[1]; 8. 09-Robby McQuinn[6]; 9. 36-Tyler Edwards[9]; 10. 66M-Max Grogan[11]; 11. 93-Taylor Walton[7]; 12. (DNS) 7R-JD Black B Feature 3 - 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks[2]; 2. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[1]; 3. 15B-Quinton Benson[4]; 4. 41-Brad Wyatt[7]; 5. 77X-Colt Treharn[10]; 6. 51-Mitchell Moore[3]; 7. 90-Warren Johnson[6]; 8. 52-JD Fry[9]; 9. 79-Tim Kent[8]; 10. 33L-Mark Lane[11]; 11. 45-Jesse Bebee[12]; 12. (DNS) 24-Landon Simon B Feature 4 - 1. 5D-Zach Daum[1]; 2. 5C-Colten Cottle[3]; 3. 91-Riley Kreisel[6]; 4. 29T-Ryan Timmons[2]; 5. 44H-Jason Howell[8]; 6. 20-Shon Deskins[5]; 7. 21-Caleb Stelzig[7]; 8. 89-Todd McVay[4]; 9. 2-Kyle Lewis[9]; 10. 55L-Casey Lewallen[11]; 11. 77K-Katlynn Leer[10] Heat 1 - 1. 73V-Blake Vermillion[3]; 2. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[5]; 3. 51B-Joe B Miller[7]; 4. 11-Justin Melton[6]; 5. 82-Vinny Ward[1]; 6. 20-Shon Deskins[8]; 7. 13-Chase Howard[2]; 8. 79-Tim Kent[9]; 9. 37-Brian Beebe[4] Heat 2 - 1. 73-Samuel Wagner[2]; 2. 36T-Trey Robb[4]; 3. 27-Steve Thomas[6]; 4. 89-Todd McVay[3]; 5. 79X-Keith Martin[9]; 6. 21X-Michelle Parson[8]; 7. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[7]; 8. 66M-Max Grogan[1]; 9. 55L-Casey Lewallen[5] Heat 3 - 1. 26-Zach Clark[1]; 2. 77-Jack Wagner[5]; 3. 24X-Casey Shuman[6]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum[8]; 5. 11W-Wyatt Burks[9]; 6. 91-Riley Kreisel[7]; 7. 77X-Colt Treharn[2]; 8. 45X-Adam Wilfong[3]; 9. 7R-JD Black[4] Heat 4 - 1. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[1]; 2. 28-Kory Schudy[3]; 3. 29T-Ryan Timmons[4]; 4. 2H-Luke Howard[2]; 5. 27M-Evan Mosley[8]; 6. 15B-Quinton Benson[9]; 7. 44H-Jason Howell[5]; 8. 77K-Katlynn Leer[7]; 9. 33L-Mark Lane[6] Heat 5 - . 16-Anthony Nicholson[2]; 2. 5-Jesse Vermillion[9]; 3. 20G-Noah Gass[7]; 4. 09-Robby McQuinn[1]; 5. 7S-Wade Seiler[6]; 6. 93-Taylor Walton[5]; 7. 36-Tyler Edwards[3]; 8. 52-JD Fry[8]; 9. 45-Jesse Bebee[4 Heat 6 - 1. 44-Wesley Smith[5]; 2. 11X-Tom Curran[4]; 3. 51-Mitchell Moore[3]; 4. 90-Warren Johnson[1]; 5. 1-Paul White[7]; 6. 21-Caleb Stelzig[2]; 7. 57-Chase Parson[6]; 8. 2-Kyle Lewis[8] Heat 7 - 1. 9-Cody Baker[3]; 2. 74-Xavier Doney[6]; 3. 5C-Colten Cottle[1]; 4. 24-Landon Simon[2]; 5. 6-Mario Clouser[7]; 6. 41-Brad Wyatt[5]; 7. 7JR-Robert Black[4]; 8. 69-Zach Sanders[8]

Saturday schedule: Pits open: All day Grandstands open: 3 p.m. Hot laps: 5:30 p.m. Racing: 6:35 p.m.

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Wesley Smith Wheels POWRi WAR Win on Night Two of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial

Belleville, IL. (9/17/21) Back for another adventurous night of open-wheel action at Lucas Oil Speedway for Night Two of the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial, a determined field of sixty-one Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League drivers would invade Wheatland Missouri with side-by-side racing aplenty. Leading every lap of the twenty-five-lap main event would find Nixa, Missouri wheelman Wesley Smith claiming the night and notching his fifth series win of 2021.

Early heat racing action would see Blake Vermillion, Samuel Wagner, Zach Clark, Justin Zimmerman, Anthony Nicholson, Wesley Smith, and Cody Baker all claim heat racing victories, with Jesse Vermillion racing from ninth to second in his heat race to earn the night’s High-Point qualifier accolades and a feature pole-starting position. Kory Schudy, Keith Martin, Wyatt Burks, and Zach Daum would each win their respective B-Feature.

Green-flag feature racing would find Jesse Vermillion and Wesley Smith leading the pack of twenty-three eager Lucas Oil POWRi WAR competitors to the initial green flag start with Smith shooting to the lead by using high-side momentum.

Smith would continue out-front throughout a pair of early restarts as hard elbows-up racing developed throughout the pack with Cody Baker racing his way into a runner-up position. With Smith leading and Baker charging quickly the laps would start to dwindle when entering the first corner on the twenty-second lap Smith would appear to lose water with a steam cloud erupting from the car. With Baker closing in on the lead he would slide high, running into the cushion, and flipping once taking him from the competition with Cody Baker okay but visibly upset at the circumstances.

Wesley Smith would continue his dominant run after the unexpected turn of events to maintain the front for the remainder of the race-winning his ninth career POWRi WAR feature event. Driving into the runner-up finishing position would find the clinching Rookie of the Year driver Xavier Doney with Jack Wagner racing his way to third from starting seventh.

Hard-charging his way through the field would find Justin Zimmerman finishing fourth from starting way back in twenty-first with point leader Mario Clouser would round out the top-five finishers for POWRi WAR at Lucas Oil Speedway’s Night Two of the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

“This is truly a testament to this team, with the win on the line I didn’t hesitate to push it hard after the red. I know they can fix everything I break so I can drive this car hard, and I hope this win is a sign of things to come for the rest of the weekend” said a victorious Wesley Smith in post-race ceremonies. Adding “I was bouncing the wheel off the ledge the wing cars put up for us, this track was hammer down around the top and a lot of fun.”

Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 44 – Wesley Smith (15.183) Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 73V – Blake Vermillion MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 73 – Samuel Wagner AutoMeter Heat Race 3 Winner: 26 – Zach Clark Rod End Supply Heat Race 4 Winner: #1 – Justin Zimmerman Schoenfeld Headers Heat Race 5 Winner: 16 – Anthony Nicholson AFCO Racing Heat Race 6 Winner: 44 – Wesley Smith Diversified Machine Heat Race 7 Winner: 9 – Cody Baker Max Papis Innovations High Point Qualifier: 5 – Jesse Vermillion Super Clean Semi-Feature 1 Winner: 28 – Kory Schudy Super Clean Semi-Feature 2 Winner: 79X – Keith Martin Super Clean Semi-Feature 3 Winner: 11W – Wyatt Burks Super Clean Semi-Feature 4 Winner: 5D – Zach Daum Toyota Racing Development Hard Charger: #1 – Justin Zimmerman (+17) Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 44 – Wesley Smith

Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Feature Results at Lucas Oil Speedway on September 17th, 2021: 1. 44-Wesley Smith[2]; 2. 74-Xavier Doney[3]; 3. 77-Jack Wagner[7]; 4. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[21]; 5. 6-Mario Clouser[20]; 6. 36T-Trey Robb[12]; 7. 51B-Joe B Miller[8]; 8. 5D-Zach Daum[18]; 9. 11W-Wyatt Burks[17]; 10. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[6]; 11. 5C-Colten Cottle[22]; 12. 79X-Keith Martin[16]; 13. 20G-Noah Gass[9]; 14. 28-Kory Schudy[15]; 15. 5-Jesse Vermillion[1]; 16. 91-Riley Kreisel[23]; 17. 1-Paul White[19]; 18. 16-Anthony Nicholson[11]; 19. 27-Steve Thomas[14]; 20. 73-Samuel Wagner[10]; 21. 9-Cody Baker[5]; 22. 73V-Blake Vermillion[4]; 23. 11X-Tom Curran[13].

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 1: 1. 73V-Blake Vermillion[3]; 2. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[5]; 3. 51B-Joe B Miller[7]; 4. 11-Justin Melton[6]; 5. 82-Vinny Ward[1]; 6. 20-Shon Deskins[8]; 7. 13-Chase Howard[2]; 8. 79-Tim Kent[9]; 9. 37-Brian Beebe[4].

MVT Services Heat Race 2: 1. 73-Samuel Wagner[2]; 2. 36T-Trey Robb[4]; 3. 27-Steve Thomas[6]; 4. 89-Todd McVay[3]; 5. 79X-Keith Martin[9]; 6. 21X-Michelle Parson[8]; 7. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[7]; 8. 66M-Max Grogan[1]; 9. 55L-Casey Lewallen[5].

AutoMeter Heat Race 3: 1. 26-Zach Clark[1]; 2. 77-Jack Wagner[5]; 3. 24X-Casey Shuman[6]; 4. 5D-Zach Daum[8]; 5. 11W-Wyatt Burks[9]; 6. 91-Riley Kreisel[7]; 7. 77X-Colt Treharn[2]; 8. 45X-Adam Wilfong[3]; 9. 7R-JD Black[4].

Rod End Supply Heat Race 4: 1. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[1]; 2. 28-Kory Schudy[3]; 3. 29T-Ryan Timmons[4]; 4. 2H-Luke Howard[2]; 5. 27M-Evan Mosley[8]; 6. 15B-Quinton Benson[9]; 7. 44H-Jason Howell[5]; 8. 77K-Katlynn Leer[7]; 9. 33L-Mark Lane[6].

Schoenfeld Headers Heat Race 5: 1. 16-Anthony Nicholson[2]; 2. 5-Jesse Vermillion[9]; 3. 20G-Noah Gass[7]; 4. 09-Robby McQuinn[1]; 5. 7S-Wade Seiler[6]; 6. 93-Taylor Walton[5]; 7. 36-Tyler Edwards[3]; 8. 52-JD Fry[8]; 9. 45-Jesse Bebee[4].

AFCO Racing Heat Race 6: 1. 44-Wesley Smith[5]; 2. 11X-Tom Curran[4]; 3. 51-Mitchell Moore[3]; 4. 90-Warren Johnson[1]; 5. 1-Paul White[7]; 6. 21-Caleb Stelzig[2]; 7. 57-Chase Parson[6]; 8. 2-Kyle Lewis[8].

Diversified Machine Heat Race 7: 1. 9-Cody Baker[3]; 2. 74-Xavier Doney[6]; 3. 5C-Colten Cottle[1]; 4. 24-Landon Simon[2]; 5. 6-Mario Clouser[7]; 6. 41-Brad Wyatt[5]; 7. 7JR-Robert Black[4]; 8. 69-Zach Sanders[8].

Super Clean B-Feature 1: 1. 28-Kory Schudy[2]; 2. 1-Paul White[4]; 3. 24X-Casey Shuman[1]; 4. 21X-Michelle Parson[6]; 5. 11-Justin Melton[3]; 6. 7S-Wade Seiler[5]; 7. 69-Zach Sanders[10]; 8. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[8]; 9. 45X-Adam Wilfong[11]; 10. (DNF) 37-Brian Beebe[12]; 11. (DNS) 82-Vinny Ward; 12. (DNS) 7JR-Robert Black

Super Clean B-Feature 2: 1. 79X-Keith Martin[2]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser[4]; 3. 27M-Evan Mosley[3]; 4. 2H-Luke Howard[5]; 5. 57-Chase Parson[8]; 6. 13-Chase Howard[10]; 7. 26-Zach Clark[1]; 8. 09-Robby McQuinn[6]; 9. 36-Tyler Edwards[9]; 10. 66M-Max Grogan[11]; 11. 93-Taylor Walton[7]; 12. (DNS) 7R-JD Black.

Super Clean B-Feature 3: 1. 11W-Wyatt Burks[2]; 2. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[1]; 3. 15B-Quinton Benson[4]; 4. 41-Brad Wyatt[7]; 5. 77X-Colt Treharn[10]; 6. 51-Mitchell Moore[3]; 7. 90-Warren Johnson[6]; 8. 52-JD Fry[9]; 9. 79-Tim Kent[8]; 10. 33L-Mark Lane[11]; 11. 45-Jesse Bebee[12]; 12. (DNS) 24-Landon Simon.

Super Clean B-Feature 4: 1. 5D-Zach Daum[1]; 2. 5C-Colten Cottle[3]; 3. 91-Riley Kreisel[6]; 4. 29T-Ryan Timmons[2]; 5. 44H-Jason Howell[8]; 6. 20-Shon Deskins[5]; 7. 21-Caleb Stelzig[7]; 8. 89-Todd McVay[4]; 9. 2-Kyle Lewis[9]; 10. 55L-Casey Lewallen[11]; 11. 77K-Katlynn Leer[10].

Up next for the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League will be Championship Night of the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway, as well as the series season finale, on Saturday, September 18th. Classes scheduled to compete include the Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Sprint League and the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV.

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Hagar, Schudy capture opening-night wins in 11th annual Hockett-McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway
WHEATLAND, MO. (Sept. 16, 2021) - Derek Hagar took over the lead on lap 11 of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series main event and drove away from the field to earn the opening-night headliner in the 11th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Hagar took home Thursday's $3,000 top prize and, just as important, picked up premium points that accumulate toward the starting lineup for Saturday night's $10,000-to-win finale.

The POWRi Wingless Auto Racing League feature went to Kory Schudy, who made a decisive late pass to earn the $2,000 win. Action resumes at Lucas Oil Speedway on Friday night, again for full programs in both the ASCS and WAR divisions.

A total of 129 cars checked into the pits for night one of the Hockett/McMillin Memorial, including 69 ASCS Sprints and 61 POWRi WAR Sprints. The action pays tribute to the legacy of Jesse Hockett, from Warsaw, Missouri, who was a star in both the winged and non-wing sprint divisions when he lost his life in a shop accident in 2010. His cousin and crew chief, Daniel McMillin, was killed in an automobile accident in 2006.

Hagar, from Marion, Arkansas, took command of the race when he passed Jeremy Campbell in lapped traffic after Campbell had led the first 10 laps of the 25-lap feature.

It was total domination from there as Hagar, who rallied from an eighth-starting position, won his fourth feature of the season. He finished 6.4 seconds in front of runner-up Scott Bogucki.

“Man, I had my doubts for a little bit,” Hagar said. “We couldn’t get our motor to run right in the heat race and qualifier. We went back to what we know and this was a special night for us.”

Hagar noted that the funeral for his close friend Jacob Wilson was held on Wednesday. Wilson's name was on the car and some of the family members were in attendance Thursday night.

As for the pass for the lead, Hagar said he was able to dive the car into the corner and get around Campbell and then kept his momentum up the rest of the way. He noted that the first night was a great step toward a possible second Hockett/McMillin final-night feature win for the team.

Bogucki’s team had to replace a faulty power steering package between the qualifier race and the feature. All things considered, Bogucki said second was fine by him.

“We got the car pretty good. The longer the race went, the better we got,” Bogucki said. “We figured some stuff out and we’ll take it, for sure.”

Howard Moore finished third with Jason Martin fourth and Campbell was fifth.

Blake Hahn began the night 55 points in front of Matt Covington in the ASCS points championship battle. Hahn rallied from 20th to finish seventh, two spots in front of Covington.

WAR triumph to Schudy: Fourth-starting Kory Schudy of Battlefield, Missouri, held off Mario Clouser by a half-second to earn the $2,000 feature prize for the POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Series.

“It took everything I had,” Schudy said after picking up his fourth WAR feature win of the season. “I could (Clouser) most of the race. I knew on that restart he was going to go for it. I just had to hit my marks in one and two.”

Schudy led all by one lap with his command peaking at 2.7 seconds over Zach Daum, on lap 14. Daum had moved into the runner-up position on lap three and remained there until Clouser began to make his move, passing Daum with 10 laps remaining in the 25-lapper.

Over the next several laps, Clouser began to cut into the lead with the margin just one second when the caution flew on lap 21. That set it up for a four-lap shootout between the top two.

Clouser, the series points leader, took over the lead from the high groove on lap 23 - but it was Schudy regaining command with one to go by using the inside line.

“We all know he’s going to be at the top,” Schudy said of Clouser. “I just had to hit my marks on the bottom. We know the car is so good down there. It has been all year.”

Schudy hung on from there for the victory with Clouser second, Daum third, Casey Shuman fourth and Riley Kreisel in fifth.

Clouser said he just didn’t quite have enough over the final two laps.

“It’s just so tricky to get off four there, I just couldn’t get enough momentum to get around him,” Clouser said of the sequence coming to the white flag.

LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY UNOFFICIAL RESULTS (Sept. 16, 2021)
11th annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Cars
A Feature - 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[8]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki[4]; 3. 3M-Howard Moore[11]; 4. 36-Jason Martin[3]; 5. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[2]; 6. 51B-Joe B Miller[1]; 7. 52-Blake Hahn[20]; 8. 14E-Kyle Bellm[18]; 9. 95-Matt Covington[5]; 10. 11-Roger Crockett[7]; 11. 63-JJ Hickle[19]; 12. 98P-Miles Paulus[16]; 13. 77X-Alex Hill[6]; 14. 7M-Chance Morton[12]; 15. 5D-Zach Daum[10]; 16. 24-Garet Williamson[13]; 17. 55B-Brandon Anderson[26]; 18. 11A-Austin O'Neal[25]; 19. 22-Riley Goodno[14]; 20. 84-Brandon Hanks[21]; 21. 17B-Ryan Bickett[23]; 22. 77-Jack Wagner[15]; 23. 88-Travis Reber[24]; 24. 15D-Andrew Deal[22]; 25. 9-Chase Randall[17]; 26. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[9]
B Feature 1 - 1. 9-Chase Randall[2]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 3. 5T-Ryan Timms[7]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[4]; 5. 2C-Chase Porter[6]; 6. 10-Landon Britt[8]; 7. 9$-Kyle Clark[1]; 8. 11A-Austin O'Neal[5]; 9. 45X-Kyler Johnson[13]; 10. 8M-Kade Morton[10]; 11. 57-Billy Butler[11]; 12. 27W-Austin Wood[14]; 13. 12J-Josh Grady[9]; 14. 33Z-Alan Zoutte[17]; 15. 72-Gary Floyd[16]; 16. 7B-Ben Brown[12]; 17. 47-Dale Howard[15]; 18. 44-Jared Sewell[18]
B Feature 2 - 1. 14E-Kyle Bellm[1]; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks[4]; 3. 75-Tyler Blank[2]; 4. 21-Gunner Ramey[8]; 5. 1X-Tim Crawley[5]; 6. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[7]; 7. 13C-Chase Howard[9]; 8. 88-Travis Reber[6]; 9. 1V-Brent Crews[10]; 10. 1-Brenham Crouch[11]; 11. 15-Jase Randolph[3]; 12. 97M-Scotty Milan[14]; 13. 9H-Emilio Hoover[17]; 14. 187-Landon Crawley[12]; 15. 97-Kevin Cummings[13]; 16. 53-Jack Dover[15]; 17. 11X-Blake Jenkins[16]
B Feature 3 - 1. 63-JJ Hickle[4]; 2. 15D-Andrew Deal[1]; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett[8]; 4. 22S-Slater Helt[2]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell[5]; 6. 86-Timothy Smith[6]; 7. 55B-Brandon Anderson[9]; 8. 0-Jake Griffin[3]; 9. 7F-Noah Harris[7]; 10. 17B-Ryan Bickett[11]; 11. 26-Marshall Skinner[10]; 12. 4-Evan Martin[16]; 13. 2-Jason Billups[15]; 14. 95X-Asa Swindell[13]; 15. 90-Lance Norick[17]; 16. 44R-Ronny Howard[12]; 17. 73-Samuel Wagner[14]
Heat 1 - 1. 9-Chase Randall[2]; 2. 51B-Joe B Miller[8]; 3. 13C-Chase Howard[3]; 4. 86-Timothy Smith[5]; 5. 94-Jeff Swindell[9]; 6. 0-Jake Griffin[10]; 7. 95X-Asa Swindell[7]; 8. 97M-Scotty Milan[4]; 9. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[6]; 10. 44-Jared Sewell[1]
Heat 2 - 1. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 2. 1X-Tim Crawley[5]; 3. 14E-Kyle Bellm[7]; 4. 12J-Josh Grady[3]; 5. 9JR-Derek Hagar[10]; 6. 15-Jase Randolph[9]; 7. 187-Landon Crawley[1]; 8. 44R-Ronny Howard[6]; 9. 11X-Blake Jenkins[4]; 10. 4-Evan Martin[8]
Heat 3 - 1. 77X-Alex Hill[2]; 2. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[4]; 3. 63-JJ Hickle[5]; 4. 84-Brandon Hanks[10]; 5. 9$-Kyle Clark[1]; 6. 14-Jordon Mallett[7]; 7. 27W-Austin Wood[6]; 8. 21-Gunner Ramey[8]; 9. 10-Landon Britt[9]; 10. 90-Lance Norick[3]
Heat 4 - 1. 11-Roger Crockett[2]; 2. 77-Jack Wagner[1]; 3. 1V-Brent Crews[5]; 4. 15D-Andrew Deal[8]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn[10]; 6. 7F-Noah Harris[3]; 7. 11A-Austin O'Neal[9]; 8. 73-Samuel Wagner[6]; 9. 1-Brenham Crouch[7]; 10. 9H-Emilio Hoover[4]
Heat 5 - 1. 36-Jason Martin[4]; 2. 55B-Brandon Anderson[1]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki[6]; 4. 24-Garet Williamson[3]; 5. 57-Billy Butler[2]; 6. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[8]; 7. 88-Travis Reber[9]; 8. 17B-Ryan Bickett[7]; 9. 2-Jason Billups[5]; 10. 72-Gary Floyd[10]
Heat 6 - 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[4]; 2. 5T-Ryan Timms[6]; 3. 22S-Slater Helt[2]; 4. 75-Tyler Blank[8]; 5. 7M-Chance Morton[9]; 6. 8M-Kade Morton[3]; 7. 26-Marshall Skinner[7]; 8. 45X-Kyler Johnson[5]; 9. 33Z-Alan Zoutte[1]
Heat 7 - 1. 2C-Chase Porter[2]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum[1]; 3. 22-Riley Goodno[3]; 4. 3M-Howard Moore[6]; 5. 7B-Ben Brown[4]; 6. 98P-Miles Paulus[8]; 7. 97-Kevin Cummings[5]; 8. 47-Dale Howard[7]; 9. 53-Jack Dover[9]
Qualifier 1 - 1. 3M-Howard Moore[1]; 2. 11-Roger Crockett[4]; 3. 51B-Joe B Miller[6]; 4. 98P-Miles Paulus[8]; 5. 75-Tyler Blank[3]; 6. 94-Jeff Swindell[2]; 7. 86-Timothy Smith[7]; 8. 1X-Tim Crawley[5]; 9. 26-Marshall Skinner[10]; 10. 57-Billy Butler[9]; 11. 97M-Scotty Milan[11]; 12. (DNS) 47-Dale Howard
Qualifier 2 - 1. 9JR-Derek Hagar[3]; 2. 7M-Chance Morton[2]; 3. 36-Jason Martin[6]; 4. 9$-Kyle Clark[9]; 5. 15-Jase Randolph[7]; 6. 14E-Kyle Bellm[5]; 7. 10-Landon Britt[12]; 8. 2C-Chase Porter[4]; 9. 13C-Chase Howard[1]; 10. 187-Landon Crawley[11]; 11. 7B-Ben Brown[8]; 12. 27W-Austin Wood[10]
Qualifier 3 - 1. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[4]; 2. 22-Riley Goodno[1]; 3. 77-Jack Wagner[2]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[6]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 6. 9-Chase Randall[5]; 7. 7F-Noah Harris[9]; 8. 14-Jordon Mallett[8]; 9. 12J-Josh Grady[7]; 10. 44R-Ronny Howard[11]; 11. 97-Kevin Cummings[10]; 12. (DNS) 53-Jack Dover
Qualifier 4 - 1. 28-Scott Bogucki[4]; 2. 95-Matt Covington[5]; 3. 24-Garet Williamson[7]; 4. 0-Jake Griffin[1]; 5. 11A-Austin O'Neal[8]; 6. 63-JJ Hickle[3]; 7. 21-Gunner Ramey[10]; 8. 8M-Kade Morton[9]; 9. 1-Brenham Crouch[12]; 10. 55B-Brandon Anderson[2]; 11. 5T-Ryan Timms[6]; 12. 73-Samuel Wagner[11]
Qualifier 5 - 1. 5D-Zach Daum[2]; 2. 77X-Alex Hill[5]; 3. 22S-Slater Helt[1]; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten[12]; 5. 15D-Andrew Deal[4]; 6. 88-Travis Reber[8]; 7. 28C-Jonathan Cornell[7]; 8. 84-Brandon Hanks[6]; 9. 17B-Ryan Bickett[10]; 10. 45X-Kyler Johnson[11]; 11. 1V-Brent Crews[3]; 12. 95X-Asa Swindell[9]

POWRi WAR Sprints
A Feature - 1. 28-Kory Schudy[4]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser[1]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum[7]; 4. 24X-Casey Shuman[6]; 5. 91-Riley Kreisel[5]; 6. 74-Xavier Doney[2]; 7. 11W-Wyatt Burks[11]; 8. 9-Cody Baker[17]; 9. 5C-Colten Cottle[16]; 10. 15B-Quinton Benson[18]; 11. 77-Jack Wagner[3]; 12. 5-Jesse Vermillion[10]; 13. 79X-Keith Martin[9]; 14. 44-Wesley Smith[12]; 15. 16-Anthony Nicholson[23]; 16. 51B-Joe B Miller[8]; 17. 20G-Noah Gass[21]; 18. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[14]; 19. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[15]; 20. 36T-Trey Robb[20]; 21. 93-Taylor Walton[19]; 22. 36-Tyler Edwards[22]; 23. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[13]
B Feature 1 - 1. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[1]; 2. 93-Taylor Walton[4]; 3. 11-Justin Melton[8]; 4. 27-Steve Thomas[2]; 5. 21X-Michelle Parson[6]; 6. 13-Chase Howard[3]; 7. 41-Brad Wyatt[7]; 8. 2-Kyle Lewis[5]; 9. 26-Zach Clark[12]; 10. 52-JD Fry[9]; 11. 21-Caleb Stelzig[11]; 12. 33L-Mark Lane[10]
B Feature 2 - 1. 5C-Colten Cottle[3]; 2. 36T-Trey Robb[1]; 3. 11X-Tom Curran[4]; 4. 89-Todd McVay[2]; 5. 57-Chase Parson[9]; 6. 51-Mitchell Moore[10]; 7. 7R-JD Black[5]; 8. 29T-Ryan Timmons[7]; 9. 27M-Evan Mosley[6]; 10. 55L-Casey Lewallen[8]; 11. (DNS) 73-Samuel Wagner; 12. (DNS) 77K-Katlynn Leer
B Feature 3 - 1. 9-Cody Baker[2]; 2. 20G-Noah Gass[7]; 3. 44H-Jason Howell[4]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson[1]; 5. 20-Shon Deskins[3]; 6. 1-Paul White[6]; 7. 79-Tim Kent[5]; 8. 90-Warren Johnson[12]; 9. 82-Vinny Ward[9]; 10. 69-Zach Sanders[8]; 11. 7JR-Robert Black[11]; 12. 09-Robby McQuinn[10]
B Feature 4 - 1. 15B-Quinton Benson[4]; 2. 36-Tyler Edwards[3]; 3. 24-Landon Simon[7]; 4. 37-Brian Beebe[1]; 5. 77X-Colt Treharn[2]; 6. 2H-Luke Howard[8]; 7. 7S-Wade Seiler[5]; 8. 66M-Max Grogan[9]; 9. 45-Jesse Bebee[10]; 10. 45X-Adam Wilfong[6]; 11. 73V-Blake Vermillion[11]
Heat 1 - 1. 44-Wesley Smith[1]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum[5]; 3. 36-Tyler Edwards[2]; 4. 5-Jesse Vermillion[9]; 5. 9-Cody Baker[8]; 6. 20G-Noah Gass[6]; 7. 57-Chase Parson[3]; 8. 51-Mitchell Moore[7]; 9. 26-Zach Clark[4]
Heat 2 - 1. 6-Mario Clouser[7]; 2. 51B-Joe B Miller[5]; 3. 5C-Colten Cottle[3]; 4. 79-Tim Kent[4]; 5. 77X-Colt Treharn[8]; 6. 2-Kyle Lewis[9]; 7. 33L-Mark Lane[2]; 8. 73-Samuel Wagner[1]; 9. 73V-Blake Vermillion[6]
Heat 3 - 1. 91-Riley Kreisel[4]; 2. 79X-Keith Martin[5]; 3. 44H-Jason Howell[1]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson[6]; 5. 41-Brad Wyatt[2]; 6. 7R-JD Black[9]; 7. 11-Justin Melton[8]; 8. 09-Robby McQuinn[7]; 9. 77K-Katlynn Leer[3]
Heat 4 - 1. 74-Xavier Doney[7]; 2. 28-Kory Schudy[8]; 3. 20-Shon Deskins[3]; 4. 11X-Tom Curran[5]; 5. 21X-Michelle Parson[4]; 6. 24-Landon Simon[6]; 7. 1-Paul White[9]; 8. 7JR-Robert Black[1]; 9. 90-Warren Johnson[2]
Heat 5 - 1. 24X-Casey Shuman[3]; 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks[4]; 3. 15B-Quinton Benson[1]; 4. 37-Brian Beebe[6]; 5. 7S-Wade Seiler[5]; 6. 69-Zach Sanders[2]; 7. 45X-Adam Wilfong[9]; 8. 82-Vinny Ward[8]; 9. 21-Caleb Stelzig[7]
Heat 6 - 1. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[1]; 2. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[3]; 3. 93-Taylor Walton[2]; 4. 27-Steve Thomas[6]; 5. 13-Chase Howard[8]; 6. 27M-Evan Mosley[7]; 7. 52-JD Fry[5]; 8. 66M-Max Grogan[4]
Heat 7 - 1. 77-Jack Wagner[7]; 2. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[3]; 3. 36T-Trey Robb[5]; 4. 89-Todd McVay[6]; 5. 29T-Ryan Timmons[2]; 6. 2H-Luke Howard[1]; 7. 55L-Casey Lewallen[8]; 8. 45-Jesse Bebee[4]

Action continues on Friday with another round of heat races, qualifiers, B-Mains and A-Mains. Drivers accumulate points each time they are on the track with those totals helping set the lineup for Saturday night's features.

Schedule and Ticket Prices
Friday
Pits open: All day
Grandstands open: 4 p.m.
Hot laps: 6 p.m.
Racing: 7:05 p.m.

Adults (16 and up) - $20
Seniors (62 and up)/Military - $17
Youth (6 to 15) - $5
Kids (5 and under) - FREE
Family pass (2 adults, up to 3 kids or youth) - $45
Pit Pass - $35

Saturday
Pits open: All day
Grandstands open: 3 p.m.
Hot laps: 5:30 p.m.
Racing: 6:35 p.m.

Adults (16 and up) $30
Seniors (62 and up)/Military $27
Youth (6 to 15) $10
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family pass (2 adults, up to 3 kids or youth) - $70
Pit Pass $40

For ticket information for any event during the 2021 Lucas Oil Speedway season, contact admissions director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com. Fans also can use the online ticketing system.

 

 

Schudy Snags Night One Hockett/McMillin Memorial Win with POWRi WAR

Belleville, IL. (9/16/21) Packing the pristine pits of Lucas Oil Speedway for Night One of the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial, a stout field of sixty-one Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League drivers would invade Wheatland Missouri with goals of racing-glory at the forefront. Finding speed from the start of the night until the final checkers waved, Kory Schudy would stand victorious and claim his fourth win of the 2021 POWRi WAR season.

Early heat racing action would see Wesley Smith, Mario Clouser, Riley Kreisel, Xavier Doney, Casey Shuman, Braden Knipmeyer, and Jack Wagner all claim heat racing victories, with Mario Clouser earning High-Point qualifier accolades and a feature pole-starting position. Justin Zimmerman, Colten Cottle, Cody Baker, and Quinton Benson would each win their respective B-Feature.

Green-flag feature racing would find Mario Clouser and Xavier Doney leading the pack of twenty-three eager Lucas Oil POWRi WAR competitors to the initial green flag start with Kory Schudy shooting to the lead from an outside row-two starting position.

Holding steady upfront, Schudy would not be denied as he would hold off every hard charging effort to the front and lead the duration of the twenty-five-lap feature event. With outstanding action ensuing behind the leading Schudy, Mario Clouser would edge out the late-racing surge of Zach Daum to finish runner-up with Daum finishing third.

Challenging for the front every-lap, Casey Shuman would finish an impressive fourth with Riley Kreisel rounding out the top-five finishers for POWRi WAR at Lucas Oil Speedway’s Night One of the 11th Annual Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial.

“I knew Mario was going to the top-side and I had to hold my line on the bottom, I thought I could get him on the restart, but you never know” said a victorious Kory Schudy when asked about the late-race restart. Adding, “I can’t thank my team enough, this one means a ton and should set us up pretty good for Saturday.”

Hoosier Racing Tire Top Hot Lap Time: 28 – Kory Schudy (14.992) Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat 1 Winner: 44 – Wesley Smith MVT Services Heat 2 Winner: 6 – Mario Clouser AutoMeter Heat Race 3 Winner: 91 – Riley Kreisel Rod End Supply Heat Race 4 Winner: 74 – Xavier Doney Schoenfeld Headers Heat Race 5 Winner: 24X – Casey Shuman AFCO Racing Heat Race 6 Winner: 17K – Braden Knipmeyer Diversified Machine Heat Race 7 Winner: 77 – Jack Wagner Max Papis Innovations High Point Qualifier: 6 – Mario Clouser Super Clean Semi-Feature 1 Winner: #1 – Justin Zimmerman Super Clean Semi-Feature 2 Winner: 5C – Colten Cottle Super Clean Semi-Feature 3 Winner: 9 – Cody Baker Super Clean Semi-Feature 4 Winner: 15B – Quinton Benson TRD Hard Charger: 9 – Cody Baker (+9) Lucas Oil Feature Winner: 28 – Kory Schudy

Lucas Oil POWRi WAR Feature Results at Lucas Oil Speedway on September 16th, 2021: 1. 28-Kory Schudy[4]; 2. 6-Mario Clouser[1]; 3. 5D-Zach Daum[7]; 4. 24X-Casey Shuman[6]; 5. 91-Riley Kreisel[5]; 6. 74-Xavier Doney[2]; 7. 11W-Wyatt Burks[11]; 8. 9-Cody Baker[17]; 9. 5C-Colten Cottle[16]; 10. 15B-Quinton Benson[18]; 11. 77-Jack Wagner[3]; 12. 5-Jesse Vermillion[10]; 13. 79X-Keith Martin[9]; 14. 44-Wesley Smith[12]; 15. 16-Anthony Nicholson[23]; 16. 51B-Joe B Miller[8]; 17. 20G-Noah Gass[21]; 18. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[14]; 19. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[15]; 20. 36T-Trey Robb[20]; 21. 93-Taylor Walton[19]; 22. 36-Tyler Edwards[22]; 23. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[13].

Advanced Racing Suspensions Heat Race 1: 1. 44-Wesley Smith[1]; 2. 5D-Zach Daum[5]; 3. 36-Tyler Edwards[2]; 4. 5-Jesse Vermillion[9]; 5. 9-Cody Baker[8]; 6. 20G-Noah Gass[6]; 7. 57-Chase Parson[3]; 8. 51-Mitchell Moore[7]; 9. 26-Zach Clark[4].

MVT Services Heat Race 2: 1. 6-Mario Clouser[7]; 2. 51B-Joe B Miller[5]; 3. 5C-Colten Cottle[3]; 4. 79-Tim Kent[4]; 5. 77X-Colt Treharn[8]; 6. 2-Kyle Lewis[9]; 7. 33L-Mark Lane[2]; 8. 73-Samuel Wagner[1]; 9. 73V-Blake Vermillion[6].

AutoMeter Heat Race 3: 1. 91-Riley Kreisel[4]; 2. 79X-Keith Martin[5]; 3. 44H-Jason Howell[1]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson[6]; 5. 41-Brad Wyatt[2]; 6. 7R-JD Black[9]; 7. 11-Justin Melton[8]; 8. 09-Robby McQuinn[7]; 9. 77K-Katlynn Leer[3]

Rod End Supply Heat Race 4: 1. 74-Xavier Doney[7]; 2. 28-Kory Schudy[8]; 3. 20-Shon Deskins[3]; 4. 11X-Tom Curran[5]; 5. 21X-Michelle Parson[4]; 6. 24-Landon Simon[6]; 7. 1-Paul White[9]; 8. 7JR-Robert Black[1]; 9. 90-Warren Johnson[2].

Schoenfeld Headers Heat Race 5: 1. 24X-Casey Shuman[3]; 2. 11W-Wyatt Burks[4]; 3. 15B-Quinton Benson[1]; 4. 37-Brian Beebe[6]; 5. 7S-Wade Seiler[5]; 6. 69-Zach Sanders[2]; 7. 45X-Adam Wilfong[9]; 8. 82-Vinny Ward[8]; 9. 21-Caleb Stelzig[7].

AFCO Racing Heat Race 6: 1. 17K-Braden Knipmeyer[1]; 2. 24LCR-Chris Morgan[3]; 3. 93-Taylor Walton[2]; 4. 27-Steve Thomas[6]; 5. 13-Chase Howard[8]; 6. 27M-Evan Mosley[7]; 7. 52-JD Fry[5]; 8. 66M-Max Grogan[4].

Diversified Machine Heat Race 7: 1. 77-Jack Wagner[7]; 2. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[3]; 3. 36T-Trey Robb[5]; 4. 89-Todd McVay[6]; 5. 29T-Ryan Timmons[2]; 6. 2H-Luke Howard[1]; 7. 55L-Casey Lewallen[8]; 8. 45-Jesse Bebee[4].

Super Clean B-Feature 1: 1. 1#-Justin Zimmerman[1]; 2. 93-Taylor Walton[4]; 3. 11-Justin Melton[8]; 4. 27-Steve Thomas[2]; 5. 21X-Michelle Parson[6]; 6. 13-Chase Howard[3]; 7. 41-Brad Wyatt[7]; 8. 2-Kyle Lewis[5]; 9. 26-Zach Clark[12]; 10. 52-JD Fry[9]; 11. 21-Caleb Stelzig[11]; 12. 33L-Mark Lane[10].

Super Clean B-Feature 2: 1. 5C-Colten Cottle[3]; 2. 36T-Trey Robb[1]; 3. 11X-Tom Curran[4]; 4. 89-Todd McVay[2]; 5. 57-Chase Parson[9]; 6. 51-Mitchell Moore[10]; 7. 7R-JD Black[5]; 8. 29T-Ryan Timmons[7]; 9. 27M-Evan Mosley[6]; 10. 55L-Casey Lewallen[8]; 11. (DNS) 73-Samuel Wagner; 12. (DNS) 77K-Katlynn Leer.

Super Clean B-Feature 3: 1. 9-Cody Baker[2]; 2. 20G-Noah Gass[7]; 3. 44H-Jason Howell[4]; 4. 16-Anthony Nicholson[1]; 5. 20-Shon Deskins[3]; 6. 1-Paul White[6]; 7. 79-Tim Kent[5]; 8. 90-Warren Johnson[12]; 9. 82-Vinny Ward[9]; 10. 69-Zach Sanders[8]; 11. 7JR-Robert Black[11]; 12. 09-Robby McQuinn[10].

Super Clean B-Feature 4: 1. 15B-Quinton Benson[4]; 2. 36-Tyler Edwards[3]; 3. 24-Landon Simon[7]; 4. 37-Brian Beebe[1]; 5. 77X-Colt Treharn[2]; 6. 2H-Luke Howard[8]; 7. 7S-Wade Seiler[5]; 8. 66M-Max Grogan[9]; 9